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It’s World Read Aloud Day!

Get a copy of Mandla Qwabe’s book: “KaNgwane the Legacy” TODAY, get more insights on the history of the Swazi people! Contact Mzukona Mantshontsho, mzukona@nyakaza.org.za, Call or WhatsApp +27 73 […]

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KaNgwane the Legacy Project – My Passion!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho MANDLA QWABE benefited from the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa to produce a documentary film called KaNgwane the Legacy Project, a story that educates […]

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Stay Healthy & Happy Everyday with top 12 Health Tips

 Eat five fresh fruit and vegetables every day;  Eat less sugar and salt;  Practice safe sex and use a condom correctly and consistently;  Get 30 minutes […]

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Official Memorial Service of Dr. Frene Ginwala!

The Official Memorial Service of Dr. Frene Ginwala will be held today 24 January 2023 at the City Hall in Johannesburg at 10am. Dr. Ginwala died on Thursday 12 January […]

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SADAG Support Group Awareness Week – (23 – 27 January 2023)!

Joining a Support Group is good for your Mental Health SADAG is celebrating its third annual Support Group Awareness Week from the 23 – 27 January 2023. The Support Group […]

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It is Possible Mfundi!

Dr Thakgalo Thibela, 21-year-old South Africa’s youngest female Medical Doctor. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery on 17 December 2020 from Wits University. She comes from […]

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Far North Secondary School achieved 75.79% Pass Rate for Matric Class of 2022!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The School Governing Body has thanked the learners, teachers and support staff for the hard work, in achieving 75.79 % pass mark. The school attributes this achievement […]

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S’godiphola Secondary School records 81% pass mark for Matric Class of 2022

By Mzukona Mantshontsho S’godiphola Secondary School recorded an 81% pass mark for the Matric Class of 2022. S’godiphola Secondary School was established in 2008. It is the second high in […]

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Loadshedding in 2023 – Greenpeace Africa!

By Lerato Tsotetsi, Will this be the year the South African government prioritises clean, renewable energy over dirty coal to keep the country running? If you are on Twitter, you […]

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Cosmo Secondary School 1 achieves 86% pass mark – Matric Class of 2022

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Cosmo Secondary School 1 achieved an 86% pass mark for the Matric Class of 2022 examinations. This is the first high school to be established in Cosmo […]

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Blue Eagle High School is tops in Cosmo City with 88.1% pass rate!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho “It is with great joy and excitement that we announce and celebrate with the class of 2022. The definition of defying the odds. Working hard through and […]

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It’s Small Business Friday!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho We live in a country where the latest unemployment statistics from Statistics South Africa suggested that the unemployment rate 32,9% South Africans. This figure was reduced by […]

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Ask the Expert TODAY at 1pm!

Children as young as 5 years old can be diagnosed with Mental Health issues such as Depression and Anxiety. Mental Health in children is just as important as physical health […]

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Matric Class of 2022 pass rate to be announced TODAY!

The @DBE_SA is on schedule in terms of the 2022/23 Examination Management Plan to release the results on 20 January 2023! The process is going well, and all remains on […]

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OCPOL responds to Gauteng youth regarding interventions to tackle unemployment!

The Legislature’s Oversight Committee on the Premier’s Office & the Legislature (OCPOL) invites Gauteng youth to a report back session following commitments made at the January 2022 Youth Workshop to address unemployment on 19 January 2023, from 10am at the Johannesburg City […]

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1 day to go until the 2022 Matric Results

1 day to go until the 2022 Matric Results in Gauteng will be announced on Thursday 19 January 2023! The #ClassOf2022 can also download their results from the Gauteng Department of e-Government […]

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Hands on AUTISM!

We are excited to announce our Hands on Autism calendar for 2023! Our 5-day workshop is packed with information, and you will walk away with not just the theoretical knowledge […]

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Schools of Specialisation (SOS) Festival by Gauteng Department of Education

By Mzukona Mantshontsho I recently had a conversation with Head of Department at the Gauteng Department Education Edward Mosuwe to get a sense of the year and the Schools of […]

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Rights & My Responsibilities as a Learner!

I have the right to be taken seriously and the responsibility to listen to others, I have the right to privacy and the responsibility to respect other’s privacy, I have […]

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Religion in our Schools?

By Mpho Mabitsela The national policy on religion and education adopted in September 2003 states that religious education should be based on diversity in religion and not promote one religion. […]

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Where do we start with children, teaching them to SAVE?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho It is important for parents to teach their children about saving and to encourage a savings culture as early as possible. Instilling saving habits from an early […]

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Practical examples of savings options for young people?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The first step is to decide whether it’s a the long-term or short-term. Once a decision has been made, it becomes easier to select an appropriate savings […]

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What is World Read Aloud Day?

World Read Aloud Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Wednesday of February. It is a global celebration of the power of reading aloud and sharing […]

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Take the lead this year!

Last year, we shared a community-led campaign with you created by our volunteers, Desiree and Delwyn, after a severe oil spill polluted the Umbilo River in Kwazulu Natal (KZN), South […]

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It’s Small Business Friday!

One-day high actions drive to get South Africans to support small businesses. Why support small businesses? It’s convenient as they’re in your local community, They offer that personal touch, They […]

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Breast Check Guide – Early Detection can save Lives!

Step 1: Stand in front of a mirror; look carefully for changes to any part of your breasts, like the shape, size or any discharge. Step 2: Place arm behind […]

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If you want to retire at 55 or younger – make sure you focus on these three things!

Someone at 40 years does not have a retirement time horizon of 20/25 years. Retiring at 65 is completely redundant, people at the age of 80 still ran a country […]

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Invest in Early Childhood Development

There is a need to continue investing in early childhood development as the foundation for cognitive development and create policy certainty where it is lacking. Knowledge and skills for a […]

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Bullying at our Schools!

By Rosemary Mashale Bullying in our school is a very unwelcome behavior because it makes so many learners feel uncomfortable and often hate or choose to bunk school, because of […]

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Coping Before, During, & After Matric Results!

The countdown to the release of the final Matric Result is underway, with marks due to be released on the 19th of January 2023. As parents and learners anxiously wait […]

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You won’t be Dropping Out of School!

By Thabisile Ncube Education is the key to success, so I was told, without education I will be doomed. Learners drop out of school for several reasons; some because they […]

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MATRIC CLASS OF 2023!

Invite God to walk with you in your life journey and schoolwork, Unite as classmates and help each other, you can never know everything, Remember your family background and use […]

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Term 1 of the 2023 academic year begins!

Gauteng public schools officially reopen and resume learning TODAY Wednesday, 11 January 2023! #GPBack2School2023

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O KAE MOLAO OPERATION FEEDBACK IN COSMO CITY!

It was a great success, with productive results and tangible crime prevention. Focus was escalated to stopping and testing motor bikes. Media Liaison Officer Warrant Officer Stanton said: “A sharp […]

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Go and find the support you need NOW – Matric Class of 23!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho As the year begins, it sometimes seems as if there are more tasks that need to be done than there are too few hours in the day […]

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Your finances as a Teen?

South Africa continues to rate poorly in terms of savings among adults and youth. The financial literacy baseline study, which was undertaken by the Financial Services Board (FSB), revealed several […]

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Is there any hope for Zandspruit Informal Settlement?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho On the remainder of portion 47 of the Farm Zandspruit 191 IQ on Beyer’s Naude’ Drive is a squatter camp as old as our democracy called Zandspruit […]

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Cosmo City Development

The Cosmo City Development is the first public private partnership worth R3.5billion between the City of Johannesburg, Basil Read, Codevco as well as the community in South Africa. Cosmo City […]

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3 days to go until Term 1 of the 2023 academic year begins!

Gauteng public schools will officially reopen and resume learning on Wednesday, 11 January 2023. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help schools to research, write, document, […]

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Why and how you should save as a Teen?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Not saving puts you at great risk should anything unexpected happen, such as unexpected costs for education, this also means that there is nothing put away for […]

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Ulale ngoxolo Dr. Latozi “Madosini” Mphahleni

Madosini Mpahleni is regarded as a national treasure and one of the foremost custodians of the music of the Xhosa people! She has performed in a number of festivals around […]

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Every Friday must be Small Business Friday!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho We live in a country where the latest unemployment statistics from Statistics South Africa suggest that the unemployment rate is at a staggering 32.9% South Africans. This […]

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Let’s talk about Bullying in our Schools!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Bullying in schools is a problem that is not receiving the attention it deserves. Schools are a microcosm for society as a whole. Power imbalances of this […]

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How do vaccines work?

Vaccines train your immune system to create antibodies, just as it does when it is exposed to a disease. When you get a vaccine, your immune system responds. It: recognises […]

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Relocation plans of Mamelodi flood victims and others

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is aware of the plight of the Mamelodi flood victims in Tshwane, currently in temporary shelter provided by the City of Tshwane. The Department […]

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Iphuthwe yithuba elihle lokuya eMelika Insimbi News!

IMed8 Media nabanye abashicileli abayisishiyagalolunye bazondizisela ifulegi laseMzansi phezulu njengoba amabombo ebheke eMelika. Ukuze ikusasa lezokucoshela izindaba eNingizimu Afrika lihlale liqhakazile ikakhulukazi njengoba sesisesikhathini sobuchwepheshe, abe-Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) […]

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MeD8 Media and 9 other Publishers to fly SA flag high in the USA!

As part of enhancing and securing the future of journalism in South Africa, especially during the rise of digital innovation and the spread of disinformation, the Association of Independent Publishers […]

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A fully-fledged Police Station in Cosmo City NOW!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho “We demand a fully-fledged Police Station in Cosmo City”. These were the sentiments of residents from Cosmo City because of the high levels of crime, rape and […]

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The end result is always worth the journey – Matric Class of 2023!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The longer you give yourself time for your studies, the more time you have to discover and work on those areas that are weak. You also give […]

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Report Water Leaks in your Community!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Minister Senzo Mchunu continues to plead with the country to use water sparingly. If we all use water sparingly, there won’t be a need for water rationing. […]

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Late Applications for Grade 1 & Grade 8 open until 31 January 2023!

Late Applications for Grade 1 & Grade 8 are open from 20 December 2022 – 31 January 2023. To apply, register on gdeadmissions.gov.za and secure your child’s space at a […]

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To the Matric Class of 2023!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The country is aware of the inequalities in our education system, we have those learners that have been studying without any interruptions during the Covid-19 national lockdowns. […]

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A garden to address the issues around Food Security during Load shedding!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The year has been an extremely difficult year for South African farmers, particularly our small and emerging farmers. To address the issues around food security and greening […]

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We are building a Legacy!

“I want to be part of the narrative and be a catalyst for transformation in our economy. “Our society still embraces patriarchy and women are seen as home-makers and not […]

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We are building a Legacy!

“I want to be part of the narrative and be a catalyst for transformation in our economy. “Our society still embraces patriarchy and women are seen as home-makers and not […]

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Here are the top 5 things you should know about prostate cancer?

• A man is more likely to develop prostate cancer than he is to develop colon, kidney, melanoma, and stomach cancers. • Prostate cancer can be silent which is why […]

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You can own your home!

As from 1 April 2022, persons who in the past could not qualify for FLISP, due to them not qualifying for a home loan or mortgage, will now be able […]

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16 Days of Activism against Women and Children in Cosmo City – 2022!

During this year’s 16 days of Activism from November 25 to December 10, the members of Cosmo City SAPS Social Crime Prevention initiated various projects within the Cosmo City community […]

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SARS Compliance as an SME is so VITAL!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Lots of people want to start their own small businesses or need help with their small businesses. So how do people go about doing this? Biz Evolution […]

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How can we help to protect children?

If you have children visiting or living in your home, that is the first place to start. You can help to ensure a safe environment for children in your home: […]

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The vast number of issues threatening the well-being of children

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Lack of proper nutrition and shelter Lack of access to proper healthcare Neglect Violence Sexual abuse Child pornography Child trafficking Accidental drowning, burns, electrocution, poisoning and choking […]

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You can also help to protect children in the wider community!

Alert the South African Police Force if you suspect any child pornography, child trafficking or that a child you know is being abused in any way. This can be done […]

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Let’s say NO to CRIME, we demand police visibility!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho With the high levels of crime in Cosmo City you would expect an aggressive Community Police Forum (CPF) to assist in curbing the crime. Cosmo City continues […]

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Enough with illegal dumping in our communities!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho A National Lockdown started on Thursday 26 March 2020 at midnight announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. We became meticulous about washing our hands, avoiding handshakes, boosting our […]

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Be on the Look Out for Measles!

Measles cases continue to rise in South Africa, which is why it’s important that members of the public are aware of the more common measles symptoms which include: a high […]

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Report this at Johannesburg Roads Agency

By Mzukona Mantshontsho These live wires are on South Africa Drive on your way to the Cosmo City Multi-Purpose Hall. When you are past these live wires, children might be […]

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Loadshedding Check List for your Information

Electricity supply to Hendrina and surrounding areas has been restored. Good weather conditions on Tuesday allowed Eskom technicians to work unhindered. Loadshedding is in progress Check your schedule regularly so […]

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Our schools must remain alcohol and drug free

By Lethabo Aphane Alcohol and drug abuse as I see it today is eating away and destroying young people’s lives. What is more disturbing is the fact that the people […]

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How to make money if you don’t get an Allowance?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Not earning an allowance doesn’t stop you from having a financially secure future. Not all parents or guardians can afford to give their children an allowance or […]

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Schools of Specialisation (SOS) Festival by Gauteng Department of Education

By Mzukona Mantshontsho As the year come to a close, we recently had a conversation with Head of Department at the Gauteng Department Education Edward Mosuwe to get a sense […]

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Tips to save WATER!

Gauteng residents have been urged to comply with the stage 2 water restrictions to avoid their taps from running dry. Early in October Rand Water gave notice to Gauteng residents […]

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

TODAY the 3rd of December 2022 (International Day of Persons with Disabilities), let us ALL be mindful of people living with and affected by disability! Disability is a human rights […]

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Science Journalism in South Africa receives a well-needed boost!

The development and growth of science journalism in South Africa is critical to advance scientific literacy and a critically engaged society. The recent pandemic highlighted the need for accurate, accessible […]

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Public urged to take extra care over festive season!

The public should take extra care during the upcoming festive season. Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele urged the public to ensure their own safety and that of others, especially […]

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International World AIDS Day

Despite South Africa having the world’s largest anti-retroviral therapy (ART) programme, despite the scientific developments and research, despite the bold commitments and good intentions, one fact is brutally clear. The […]

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Sustaining a Business takes lot of hard work & courage!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho COOK and BAKE with Chef Bobo is a woman-owned catering and skills training business that has big ambitions. It is important to encourage the youth through examples […]

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16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Abuse!

Imagine living in a society where we no longer read or hear about the abuse that women and children often suffer at the hands of heartless perpetrators. This year’s 16 […]

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Tips to save WATER!

Gauteng residents have been urged to comply with the stage 2 water restrictions to avoid their taps from running dry. Early in October Rand Water gave notice to Gauteng residents […]

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Violence and Bullying in our Schools!

Violence in educational settings is a daily reality that denies millions of children and young people the fundamental human right to education. One estimate by Plan International suggests that 246 […]

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Mental Health Concerns for Young People in 2022

Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For […]

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Spending the December holidays camping for the first time?

To make your trip a lot easier, here are some tips: Practice setting up your tent at home. It will help you master the art of setting your tent in […]

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SADAG warns communities against sharing the “Soweto Suicide video”

SADAG has been notified of a very disturbing video circulating on social media and online platforms of the tragic suicide of a young man at a Shopping Mall in Soweto […]

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Show up daily, not only when you feel like it!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho It’s important to encourage the youth through examples to aspire and pursue their own paths, to further developing their own skills to earn a living, be better […]

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ANDRIËTTE BRINGS HOPE AND LOVE WITH NEW SINGLE!

Since winning over the hearts of local fans on SA IDOLS fourteen years ago, Andriëtte has gone from strength to strength and is constantly showing why she is worthy of […]

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ADV NGCUKAITOBI TO HEADLINE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP’ MEMORIAL LECTURE & 20th ANNIVESARY CELEBRATIONS

Respected legal mind, political activist, author and public speaker, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi will lead this year’s celebrations of the life and times of the late educator, intellectual and anti-apartheid activist, […]

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Our Children Need Protection!

Children need to be taught and told about their rights and responsibilities – with rights comes responsibilities! • Care-givers, parents, step-parents and guardians should be taught and told about children’s […]

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Universal Children’s Day!

A day set aside to highlight children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be […]

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What is Diabetes? Diabetes can be prevented!

Diabetes means that your blood sugar, or glucose, is too high. Glucose comes from the food that you eat and is made in your liver and muscles. Your blood always […]

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Under-utilised R15 million taxi rank in Cosmo City, 11 years down the line!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho October was Transport Month in South Africa. Cosmo City has been around for over 15 years. This for me is a time of reflection for the community […]

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Diabetes is not a Death Sentence!

“We must act on Diabetes now and Diabetes is not a Death Sentence”. These were the encouraging words from South Africa’s First Lady and Diabetes Ambassador Bongi Ngema-Zuma at the […]

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An African COP27

COP27, the biggest global meeting on climate, starts in hours, and it’s happening in Africa. That’s why African leaders have a huge responsibility to put African voices and demands at the forefront. […]

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Police Minister Cele launches 2022 safer festive operations!  

Police Minister Bheki Cele has launched the 2022 safer festive operations under the theme “more boots on the ground towards enhanced police visibility.” The national launch serves as a precursor […]

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Unemployment in South Africa – Cosmo City in particular?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho   We live in a country where the latest unemployment statistics from Statistics South Africa suggested that the unemployment rate was at 33.9% South Africans. This figure […]

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A very sad day at S’godiphola Secondary School 9 years ago!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho, Friday 1 November 2013 will remain the saddest day at the school with the loss of dedicated educator Mr. Mokolobesti Rasegwete. He was laid to rest in […]

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Mental Health Awareness in 2022!

By Lusanda Nonkasa Odus, “Mental health encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It influences cognition, perception, and behaviour. It also determines how an individual handles stress, interpersonal relationships, and decision-making”. […]

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You can also help to protect children in the wider community?

Alert the South African Police Force if you suspect any child pornography, child trafficking or that a child you know is being abused in any way. This can be done […]

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Exam Time in 2022!

By Morongwa Makgamatho It’s that time of the year, the time that we all dread…writing end of the year exams. Of course, this is a dreaded time because we know […]

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Numbers and Support Groups to REMEMBER!

Aids Helpline 0800 012 322 Domestic Violence Helpline 0800 150 150 AIDS Consortium 011 403 0265 Alcoholics Anonymous 086 435 5722 Childline 0800 055 555 Commission for Gender Equality 011 […]

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AGGREY KLAASTE ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM: “SIVALA ISIKHEWU” – BRIDGING THE GAP MEDIA LITERACY CAMPAIGN!

 JOHANNESBURG – On 19 October 2022, Media Freedom Day, the Aggrey Klaaste Trust (AKT) in partnership with the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF), the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), […]

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ALL THE BEST TO THE MATRIC CLASS OF 2022!

Our word for Today Verse: Ecclesiastes 3:11 ‘He has made everything beautiful in its time.’ – The Lord is in the business of turning things around and making them beautiful. […]

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I am who I am!

By Lethabo Aphane, I am capable of anything I know what I want in Life I am unique, beautiful, ambitious, and I am a believer. I believe that I am […]

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FOR EVERY GIRL AROUND THE WORLD!

All girls deserve equal access to healthcare, education and basic human needs. On International Day of the Girl, add a frame to your profile photo to show your support for […]

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A garden to address the issues around Food Security during these trying times!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho It’s Garden Day today in South Africa. The year has been an extremely difficult year for South African farmers, particularly our small and emerging farmers. To address […]

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‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains’

A teacher is a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence or virtue. Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone. Yo School Magazine recently had […]

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Thinking of ways to bring the world to our farmers & showcase the wonderful work they do!

MADE WITH RURAL is a movement that is incredibly passionate about transforming the agricultural sector in Africa. Made with Rural is driven by the belief that this is possible by […]

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Celebrating South Africa’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Heritage implies a particular meaning of relating to the past and, in its popular usage in the English language means something different to history. People do not […]

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Our National Anthem

The National Anthem of South Africa was adopted in 1997 and is a hybrid song combining new English with extracts of the 19th century hymn “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” (English: “God […]

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Young People and the culture of SAVING!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho South Africa has one of the lowest savings rates in the world. The GIBS Savings Index shows that in the last 20 years, the savings rate in […]

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Towards a Transparent Educational Sector…

Education is the fundamental right of every child; besides, the prosperity of every nation lies in the quality of her education, which is why we are working so hard to […]

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Let’s have an Active & Participatory Environmental Movement in Africa to save our Planet!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Njeri Kabeberi is an environmental activist on a mission to work with others to foster environmental consciousness where Africa’s people seek social and economic prosperity in ways […]

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Have a garden to address the issues around Food Security!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The year has been an extremely difficult year for South African farmers, particularly our small and emerging farmers. To address the issues around food security and greening […]

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The Right to Freedom of Speech!

By Osego Molose Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes […]

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I am all about serving my Community!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Dr. Khathutshelo Kenneth Nematatani, founder of Fresh Breadth Confidence Dentistry at the Cosmo City Medical Centre was born in Venda in the Limpopo Province in a village […]

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Your finances as a Teen

By Mzukona Mantshontsho South Africa continues to rate poorly in terms of savings among adults and youth. The financial literacy baseline study, which was undertaken by the Financial Services Board […]

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Should learners get pocket money, and HOW MUCH?

Speaking to a couple of learners at Far North Secondary School, I concluded that learners should be getting a minimum of R25 daily judging from the food pricing at their […]

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What do parents really think about Dating?

By Nozizwe Bouwer It’s fair to say that parents are very protective when it comes to their children, especially the girl child. Parents want their children to remain innocent forever, […]

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How do you get into Financial Planning?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Financial Planning involves working with individuals or institutional clients to assess their financial needs and help them achieve financial goals, such as choosing investments (money market, real […]

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How you can be a Water Scientist!

By Bonelwa Mabovu My journey as a Water Scientist started when I chose to do pure Mathematics and Physical Sciences in high school and made it my mission to get […]

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Happy Heritage Month in South Africa!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Heritage implies a particular meaning of relating to the past and, in its popular usage in the English language means something different to history. People do not […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September 2022

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 700 000 people die by suicide globally each year. And for every one suicide, there are an estimated 20 suicide attempts with […]

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Shooting Down the magic bullet theory!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho South Africa is a society that has been led to believe that fat, any fat, is bad for you and should be avoided at all costs. But […]

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The Importance of Washing your Hands?

Do you wash your after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing? Do you wash your hands after feeding or stroking your pet; or visiting or caring for a sick person? […]

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Let’s END POLIO!

Of all the information shared during Polio Awareness Week, remember this, polio can only be prevented through vaccination. If you’re running behind on your child’s vaccine schedule, don’t fret. It’s […]

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The beginning of ‘T’ as a letter?

By Boitumelo Gift Makgala It was on a weekend; he was lazy as he had to do his chores for the day. He had dreamt of his grandfather pointing at […]

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The Magic Paintbrush

By Wendy Hartmann There is a land far, far away called China. Once upon a time, in this far-away land there lived a young boy named Ho. Ho was poor, […]

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Collaborations to save our Schools and Communities!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Alex Frost and Sergio Conclaves are members of Green Beings, a non-profit making organisation that gives people the opportunity to learn about, love and rekindle their connection […]

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Your Child is not an ACCIDENT!

By Modern Momma Ph, Maybe he didn’t come when you think right. Maybe he “messed up” some plans you had. Maybe you feel too young and think he came to […]

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Consequences of Peer Pressure

By Ayanda Mazibuko Being a teenager can be challenging. We tend to do things to impress our friends not realising how our actions could affect our lives negatively. We fall […]

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Hey Young World!

By Kgomotso Mpendulo It is not a one-way path. The world has too many corners, ups and downs, to be supposedly round. We all have a route to take, not […]

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It’s Small Business Friday!

One-day high actions drive to get South Africans to support small businesses. Why support small businesses? It’s convenient as they’re in your local community, They offer that personal touch, They […]

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Siblings That Are Really Special Support Group!

Our third Siblings That Are Really Special support group meeting is happening! The previous support group meetings have just been amazing. When: Saturday 10 September 2022, from 09:00-11:30. Please arrive […]

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Threats that face South African children!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho It is a relief that we are meticulous about washing our hands, avoiding handshakes, boosting our immune systems by eating well, minimising unnecessary stress and getting enough […]

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Collaborations to save our Schools and Communities!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Alex Frost and Sergio Conclaves are members of Green Beings, a non-profit making organisation that gives people the opportunity to learn about, love and rekindle their connection […]

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You can also help to protect children in the wider community!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Alert the South African Police Force if you suspect any child pornography, child trafficking or that a child you know is being abused in any way. This […]

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How can we help to PROTECT CHILDREN?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho If you have children visiting or living in your home, that is the first place to start. You can help to ensure a safe environment for children […]

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To the Matric Class of 2022?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The country is aware of the inequalities in our education system, we have those learners that have been studying without any interruptions during this national lockdown. Do […]

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National Potato Day!

We like to celebrate it by incorporating this amazing vegetable into every dish eaten on the day. Remember, there’s no wrong way to prepare potatoes. Stick with something quick and […]

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Our Editorial Policy at Yo School Magazine

In line with the role of journalism in any community of documenting all that happens in that community, the focus of Nyakaza Media Solutions is to facilitate the documenting of […]

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SAOU HAS COLLABORATED WITH ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT THE LSEN & INCLUSIVE EDUCATION SECTOR

The SAOU would like to you to join them virtually during August 2022. Over this time, the SAOU will reach out to community organisations who provide support to the LSEN […]

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It’s Small Business Friday!

One-day high actions drive to get South Africans to support small businesses. Why support small businesses? It’s convenient as they’re in your local community, They offer that personal touch, They […]

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Make your hobby a Career!

By Cashney Phaka Most people are not sure of which career path to follow and it becomes hard for them to know exactly what they want to do in life. […]

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Casual Day on Friday 2 September 2022!

Buy your casual day sticker or merchandise on September 2 this year to show your support for persons with disabilities! Alpha Pharm in partnership with the NCPD invites all our […]

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OVERSIGHT VISIT TO ENFORCE LEARNER ADMISSIONS PROCESS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

The Legislature’s Standing Committee on the Scrutiny of Subordinate Legislation (CSSL) will visit Benoni’s Farrarmere Primary School to evaluate the level of implementation of changes made to Gauteng’s Regulations on […]

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APPA is having an Open Day!

About APP Autism: We cater to a range of abilities along the spectrum, from non-verbal moderate to severe autism, to verbal with some reading and writing abilities. Our programme takes […]

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Report Water Leaks in your Community!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Minister Senzo Mchunu has pleaded with the country to use water sparingly. If we all use water sparingly, there won’t be a need for water rationing. We […]

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The dream to be a Chartered Accountant – Thulani Sibeko

By Thulani Sibeko CM (SA)  – Chief Brand & Marketing Officer at Standard Bank Group I graduated with an Accounting degree in December 1992 and the next step was to […]

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Hard work pays off!

By Nhlosenhle Mahlo – Founding Director at Nhlosenhle Attorneys Inc (NAI), I know we have heard this many a time and at some point it sounds cliché but, it’s true. […]

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Let’s END POLIO – Polio Awareness Week!

Of all the information shared during Polio Awareness Week, remember this, polio can only be prevented through vaccination. And if you’re running behind on your child’s vaccine schedule, don’t fret. […]

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Creating Brighter, Boundless Futures!

August is shaping out to be a very exciting month for us at JA Africa! We were delighted to find out on August 2nd that JA Worldwide made Fast Company’s […]

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International Youth Day is observed on August 12 every year!

The United Nations had in 1999 designated August 12 as International Youth Day. The first International Youth Day was celebrated on August 12, 2000. Established on the recommendation of the […]

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Report this at Johannesburg Roads Agency!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho These live wires are on South Africa Drive on your way to the Cosmo City Multi-Purpose Hall. When you are past these live wires, children might be […]

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Cuppa For CANSA – Time to Take Heart Together!

The theme for this year’s Cuppa season (June to October) is ‘Time To Take Heart Together’. After two years of hosting virtual Cuppa events, we are so excited to come together […]

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REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE ADMISSION OF LEARNERS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS?

The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL)’s Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Subordinate Legislation (CSSL) is conducting an external meeting today (Thursday, 11th August 2022); followed by a post Legislative scrutiny with parents […]

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Young men and Boys on the key role they play in creating safer spaces for Women and Girls?

We used the game of football as a tool to engage young men and boys on the key role they play in creating safer spaces for women and girls. Thanks to the […]

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Cable THEFT is just so WRONG!

Cable theft is one of the main reasons for constant power outages. Report cable theft to @SAPoliceService / Eskom Customer Services 0860037566 / Eskom Crime Line 0800 11 27 22 […]

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A fully-fledged Police Station in Cosmo City NOW!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho We demand a fully-fledged Police Station in Cosmo City. These were the sentiments of residents from Cosmo City because of the high levels of crime, rape and […]

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‘INNOVATIVE SHIFT REQUIRED TO RESOLVE RAMPANT CRIME IN RIETGAT’S JUKULYN’  

During its recent oversight visit to Tshwane’s Rietgat Police Station, the Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety called for a “shift in control measures, and a more innovative approach for […]

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You are not alone: Living with Depression!

When a person is diagnosed with a mental health condition, many do not know where to turn or who to talk to for help and support. A person might feel […]

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GPL’S MEN FORUM TO MENTOR YOUNG BOYS TO BE BETTER MEN!

Gauteng Legislature’s (GPL) Mens Forum will from today 28-29 July 2022 host a mentorship session with young boys from across the province in an effort to mould and groom them […]

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Engaging Young Men in Creating Safer Spaces for Women and Girls!

According to World Health Organisation, one in three women suffer gender-based violence (GBV), or violence against women and girls (VAWG) globally. 35% of women have experienced physical or sexual violence […]

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Media is also a vital tool for social change!

With the outstanding support from the Malala fund and Rise Up for Girls, YouthHubAfrica launched the Basic Education Media Fellowship which kicked-off with a 3-day training of 15 selected journalists […]

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HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY TO THE EFF on Saturday 30 July 2022!

HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY TO THE EFF, taking place in Bloemfontein this SATURDAY 30 July 2022! “The EFF has been able to give our people a voice to fight for their […]

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You are not Dropping- out of school!

By Thabisile Ncube As schoolchildren are finally back to school full-time, a new report shows it will be a steep road for them to attain their educational outcomes. Cabinet announced […]

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The Basic Education Media Fellowship!

We can’t contain the excitement about unveiling our 2022 Basic Education Media Fellows. The Basic Education media Fellowship is an initiative funded by the Malala Fund and RiseUp that seeks […]

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The Monthly Storytelling Competition Gets Even More Exciting..

The deadline has been extended. This month’s theme lets young Africans merge creativity with imagination.YouthHubAfrica in partnership with the African Youth Commission with funding support from the UNICEF-UNFPA Program on […]

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Be strong, work hard, never give up, step up!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho HYGIENE STEP renders services in washing sneakers, trainers, heels, athlete shoes and hiking boots bsed in Pretoria, Danville Eco Estate. Spoke to Tumelo Nong about his personal […]

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It’s International Nelson Mandela Day!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18 July 1918, would have turned 104 TODAY and sadly passed-on on Thursday 5 December 2013 at around 20.50pm surrounded by […]

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GPL TO CONVENE ANNUAL CHILDREN SECTOR PARLIAMENT!

The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) will TODAY 15 July 2022, convene the 2022 Children Sector Parliament under the theme ‘It is in our hands’. The purpose of the Children Sector […]

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Restored, Revived and Refreshed – Phela Spa!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The name “Phela” means to live in Setswana. Our mission at Phela Spa is to give life to the body. This means that after each massage we […]

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Underage drinking in South Africa is illegal!

According to law, no one may supply liquor to minors! Government urges young people to say NO to drugs and alcohol. For assistance in fighting substance abuse, call the SADAG […]

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Why do we feel Anxious and Panicky? Panic Awareness Day 10 July 2022!

10 July marks Panic Awareness Day. In order bring awareness about panic and help people have better control of their stressful day-to-day situations, SADAG will be sharing more about understanding […]

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Panic Awareness Day on 10 July Annually!

“Panic is highly treatable – 90% recover fully” Panic Attacks are frightening and unpleasant, but not in any sense dangerous. Panic attacks are reactions that occur out of context. During […]

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Who to Blame?

By Tshegofatso Bogatsu When nothing goes as planned, we get so angry that we throw punches to the wrong people and when they leave, we ask? “Who to blame”? We […]

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International PLASTIC BAG-FREE day – TOMORROW!

We join the world in recognising the International Plastic Bag-Free Day on Sunday 3 July annually. We are aware of the dangers posed by plastic to the environment and believe […]

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Young People and the culture of SAVING!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho South Africa has one of the lowest savings rates in the world. The GIBS Savings Index shows that in the last 20 years, the savings rate in […]

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I believed I could, I STARTED!

Nthabeleng Likotsi, first female Bank Owner in South Africa, Economic Empowerment Advocate, Founder and CEO of Young Women in Business Network (YWBN). Likotsi started YWBN in 2009 and in 2015 […]

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Free, Safe and Compulsory Education!

At the heart of all we do is advocating for policy reforms to promote education and Girl child literacy in Nigeria and across the continent. As such, our demand for free, […]

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Employing cross cutting strategies to END Female Genital Mutilation!

Part of our advocacy efforts towards ending Female Genital Mutilation and other harmful practices through policy reforms has involved working with key stakeholders, government bodies and of course young people […]

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All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2022 winners!

Hosted by the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) and sponsored by Standard Bank, the first live Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards since 2019, saw the Daily Maverick’s Pieter-Louis Myburgh […]

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NSFAS 2022 funding reaches 691 432 students!

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will in the 2022 financial year spend R47.3 billion in funding the tertiary education of 691 432 students. This was on Friday revealed […]

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New UMALUSI council appointed!

Education quality assessor, Umalusi, has announced the appointment of its sixth council. This comes after the tenure of the fifth council ended on 7 June 2022. Umalusi said the incoming […]

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Robbed but not Broken!

By Promise Mutunda On the remainder of portion 47 of the Farm Zandspruit 191 IQ on Beyer’s Naude’ Drive is a squatter camp as old as our democracy called Zandspruit […]

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My feelings on Freedom!

By Refilwe Kholoane Freedom has brought many changes in our lives and country. Freedom has broken the chains and has brought equality, equality that took us from Bantu Education and […]

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Captain Irene Koki Mutungi, Africa’s first female Boeing 787 Dreamliner Captain!

Captain Irene Koki Mutungi, Africa’s first female Boeing 787 Dreamliner Captain. She is Kenya Airways’ first female Pilot and Captain, she commanded first father/daughter flight and first all female flight […]

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Our Schools must remain Drug and Alcohol-Free!

The Department of Basic Education, together with the social and law enforcement agencies launched a campaign to ensure schools are drug and alcohol free zones. “Alcohol and drugs are significant […]

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How to make money if you don’t get an Allowance?

Not earning an allowance doesn’t stop you from having a financially secure future. Not all parents or guardians can afford to give their children an allowance or pocket money, so […]

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House robberies on the Increase in Cosmo City!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Cosmo City residents are warned to please be alert at all times especially during the evenings. Residents are requested to ensure that proper locks are installed on […]

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PREPARE FOR STAGE 5 LOAD-SHEDDING OR WORSE AS ESKOM WORKERS STRIKE!

by Dear South Arica Eskom’s COO Jan Oberholzer said the power utility could increase the load-shedding stage further as illegal protest action continues at several of its power stations. He […]

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES from SCI-BONO!

Anglo American Platinum Schools Project (AAPSP) Anglo American Platinum launched their schools project to improve learners’ mathematics, science and English skills. The project covers three technical high schools which they […]

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A March against Crime in Cosmo City!

Cosmo City residents are urged to attend a peaceful march from the corner of South Africa Drive and Angola Street to the Satellite Police Station in extension 8. This follows […]

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Concerns over accidents happening in Cosmo City!

By Noreene Mombo-Chimwaza I cannot bear the pain of people dying in our lovely community as a result of road accidents. Honestly, speed humps like the ones put at the […]

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Youth Day 2022!

Here’s an opportunity to teach our children where we come from, listen to what worries them, share some insights we’ve seen work thus far, help them work on their career […]

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The Class of 1976, lest we Forget!

Thursday 16 June 2022 is a reminder of the 46th year of the struggles by the Class of 1976 to bring democracy in our country. The Class of 1976 was […]

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Our Children need protection!

Children need to be taught and told about their rights and responsibilities – with rights comes responsibilities! • Care-givers, parents, step-parents and guardians should be taught and told about children’s […]

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Examination Time, it’s that time of the YEAR!

By Morongwa Makgamatho It’s that time of the year, the time that we all dread…writing end of the year exams. Of course this is a dreaded time because we know […]

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Being a Teenager!

By Osego Molose Being a teenager can be hard at times. We fight with our parents, friends, extended family and other members of the community. You know why? Because growing […]

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YESTERDAY was World Ocean Day!

World Ocean Day is celebrated on 8 June every year to empower people of all ages to become leaders of their own and stop polluting the ocean, and water bodies. […]

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The dots keep connecting …..

One day you are agonizing through your thesis and the next your abstract gets selected for presentation at the (first physical meeting after lockdown) American College of Sports Medicine annual […]

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SA to commemorate World Environment Day!

South Africa will on Sunday join other nations in commemorating World Environment Day 2022. This year, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), in partnership with the United […]

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Concerns over soaring violent crimes!

The first three months of 2022 were violent, brutal and unsafe for most South Africans, the quarterly police crime statistics have revealed. Releasing the statistics on Friday, Police Minister Bheki […]

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You can also help to protect children in the wider community!

Alert the South African Police Force if you suspect any child pornography, child trafficking or that a child you know is being abused in any way. This can be done […]

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How can we help to protect children?

If you have children visiting or living in your home, that is the first place to start. You can help to ensure a safe environment for children in your home: […]

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Youth continue to bear brunt of structural inequalities!

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, says the youth continue to endure the brunt of structural inequalities that manifest in violent ways. “The […]

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Social grants process improved to benefit orphaned children!

The Department of Social Development has gazetted the proclamation of the Social Assistance Amendment Act, effectively improving the social assistance programme to benefit orphans and vulnerable children. Social assistance is […]

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Visually impaired youth wins art competition!

From being born with a visual impairment to fighting against homelessness and family abuse, Marco Hartse recently won first prize as part of a national COVID-19 vaccine awareness art competition […]

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Men & Depression!

#FacebookFriday LIVE chat this Friday, 3 June, from 1pm Are you a man struggling to cope? Feeling sad, or hopeless? Unable to meet the responsibilities of work, caring for family, […]

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Bursary applications for water sector now open!

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has called on young South Africans, who want to pursue careers that are in line with water and sanitation core business, to apply […]

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The Class of 1976, lest we Forget!

Thursday 16 June 2022 is a reminder of the 46th year of the struggles by the Class of 1976 to bring democracy in our country. The Class of 1976 was […]

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SAVE the ARTS!

We are in the process of producing a romantic comedy (rom-com) movie, we are excited to engage with you from the making. We are an independent South African streaming service […]

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Jamlab Africa turns FIVE!

This week marks 5 years since we launched Jamlab Africa, a project of the journalism department at Wits University. When we started we set out to support African innovators who were […]

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Musina school closed due to bat infestation!

An Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspector at the Department of Labour has closed a school following a proactive inspection that took place on Friday at Sigonde Primary School in […]

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Prof Pellicano: The Annual Lauren Leclezio lecture – 7 June 2022 @12h30

Speaker: Professor Liz Pellicano Short Bio: Professor Liz Pellicano has long been committed to transforming autism science so that it more accurately reflects everyday autistic life. She is Professor of […]

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A Leader like no other!

By Philimon Munangati Denzil Lwazi Setheni is the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) at Cosmo City Secondary 1. He is also the founder of a non-profit making organisation called Lentswe […]

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Township Narratives Creative Writing Programme!

By Ayanda Mazibuko I am Ayanda Mazibuko a young peer who was very fortunate enough to take part in the 2021 TOWNSHIP NARRATIVES CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMME sponsored by the LESEGO […]

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Youth must ‘own’ South African democracy – Lamola

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister, Ronald Lamola, says the current generation of youth can honour the legacy of struggle heroes by taking ownership of South Africa’s hard fought democracy. He […]

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We cannot rely on the scarce jobs that are not paying us enough!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho OBM CATERING SUPPLIES deals with dry goods supply, frozen meats, fruit and vegetables, beverages, and catering equipment for hire & sales. I spoke to Managing Director at […]

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Advocating the use of Literacy as a tool to encourage child safety & eliminate child labour!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho STACEY FRU is a Multiple International Awards-Winning Author, Child Labour Activist, an Activist for Literacy, a Philanthropist, a Guitarist, and Ambassador. I recently spoke to her about […]

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BIPOLAR AWARENESS DAY!

Each year, Bipolar Awareness Day takes place on the 26th May! During these difficult times it is important to look after our mental health and use this time to strengthen […]

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Enhancing water provision in Africa!

The Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated its commitment to foster Africa-wide bilateral and trans-boundary relations in the water sector to enhance the provision of the precious resource in […]

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Protect children against malnutrition

As South Africa joins the rest of the African continent and the world in commemorating Africa Day, Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, has emphasised the importance of protecting children […]

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Happy Africa Day 2022!

Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia. On that day, 30 leaders from […]

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Dress Up Your Tekkies to Save Lives with CANSA!

One of the ways you can help the CANSA to continue to effectively educate communities about cancer, lowering personal risk and accessing affordable cancer screening, is to ‘pay’ your Tekkie […]

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Away with CHILD LABOUR!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho What drew you to child labour activism? Apart from seeing children who labour and understanding that lack of education keeps children as labourers, I see child labour […]

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Celebrating Africa Month, or should we?

Known as Africa Month, the month of May commemorates the establishment of the African Union which promotes unity and solidarity of African states, spurs economic development, and promotes international cooperation. […]

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Breast Check Guide – Early Detection can save Lives!

Breast Cancer Awareness Step 1: Stand in front of a mirror; look carefully for changes to any part of your breasts, like the shape, size or any discharge. Step 2: […]

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The Greatest Adventure

By Cashney Phaka I always had that silent dream inside of me Being in the Centre of the Universe I took my goals like dreams that needed to be nurtured […]

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Support for young people to gain work experience

As part of supporting functional municipalities, young people have been exposed to opportunities that have given them practical experience, says Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. The […]

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Continually challenge yourself and always act with integrity!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Paragon Architects is an internationally-active African design business, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is the originator of the Paragon Group of design businesses, delivering commercial architecture, […]

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Social justice key to fighting child labour!

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi says the fight against child labour is about social justice, creating a prosperous future and hope for children. Minister Nxesi told delegates at the […]

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Play Your Part!

By Lubabalo Magwentshu In line with African Transformation Movement’s Agenda, I committed to playing my part in the creation of a better tomorrow for all South Africans. Our President, Vuyolwethu […]

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Kya Sand Informal Settlement!

Kya Sand is an industrial suburb of Johannesburg. It is located in Region A of the City. The suburb is bordered to the east by Kya Sands Informal Settlement.

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Bloubosrand

Bloubosrand is a suburb northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region A of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is a […]

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Diepsloot Informal Settlement!

Diepsloot, Afrikaans for “deep ditch”, is a densely populated township in the north of Johannesburg. It is located in the newly formed Region A (formerly regions 1 and 2). It […]

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Zandspruit Informal Settlement!

On the remainder of portion 47 of the Farm Zandspruit 191 IQ on Beyer’s Naude’ Drive is a squatter camp as old as our democracy called Zandspruit Informal Settlement in […]

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Cosmo City Development

The Cosmo City Development is the first public private partnership worth R3.5billion between the City of Johannesburg, Basil Read, Codevco as well as the community in South Africa. Cosmo City […]

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SA braces for full week of power cuts!

Eskom Chief Operating Officer, Jan Oberholzer, says Eskom may be forced to increase load shedding from Stage 3 load shedding to Stage 4 if the power utility fails to gather […]

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The New Me!

By Thina Sotyantya How about I take you for a walk into the journey of my new life. I am sure there’s a lot you would like to know about […]

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END CHILD LABOUR NOW!

Stacey Fru is the current face of the African Union (AU) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) 2021 International Campaign for the Elimination of Child Labour #EndChildLabour. She is a 15-year-old […]

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Celebrating Africa Month, or should we?

Known as Africa Month, the month of May commemorates the establishment of the African Union which promotes unity and solidarity of African states, spurs economic development, and promotes international cooperation. […]

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It all starts within YOU!

By Loyiso Jansen For the years that I had been attending Cosmo City Secondary 1, I am pleased to say that I have experienced a lot during these few years. […]

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HAPPY ENDING FOR DUMISANI AS HE IS OFFERED PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT AND FUNDING FOR STUDIES!

Less than 24 hours after his emotional graduation which moved many South Africans, 23-year-old Dumisani Ngobese has been offered a job. Durban businessman, Calvin Mathibeli was so moved by Ngobese’s […]

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Boys and Girls!

Angela Mulaudzi Boys are ‘players’ and we all know that. Boys should stop ‘playing’ girls and girls should stop cheating. Moving from one relationship to another is not a good […]

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ECD Census report released

The Department of Basic Education has released the 2021 Early Childhood Development (ECD) Census results which comprise data on all ECD Programmes in order to get a better understanding of […]

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Stand up for quality Mental Health care for ALL!

Earlier this year, the GDOH reported that Helen Joseph Hospital has seen a tenfold increase in the number of mental healthcare patients showing up at the Johannesburg facility over the […]

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A Mother!

By Sisanda Siphoso A child will deny thy Mother Anger generated hatred Over a plate without meat Life is like a Graph It’s always having the points Where the coordinates […]

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International Nurses Day – Thursday, 12th May 2022!

Nurses Mental Health Matters Too Happy Nurses – happy patients! The well-being of Nurses is critical to the security of the healthcare system in South Africa, including primary care, hospitals, patients’ […]

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Choose what is Right!

By Balindile Ngobese There comes a time in our lives when we want to see ourselves doing great and respected in our families and communities. We all have dreams and […]

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Bipolar Awareness Day – 26 May Annually!

Each year, Bipolar Awareness Day takes place on the 26th May! SADAG is urging members of the public across the country to help create awareness about Bipolar Disorder by sharing […]

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Online Admissions for Grade 1 & 8 in Gauteng for 2023 commence on 22 July 2022

Online Admissions for Grade 1 & 8 in Gauteng for the 2023 academic year will officially commence on 22 July 2022 at 08:00 AM and will close on 19 August […]

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My understanding of Education?

By Naledi Kobe Education plays an important role in everyone’s life by building personality, improving knowledge and skills, and providing a feeling of well-being of a person. From primary, secondary […]

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Second Chance Matric Programme May/June exams commenced YESTERDAY!

The Department of Basic Education’s Second Chance Matric Programme May/June exams have commenced yesterday in 5 236 exam centres nationwide. More than 290 680 people will rewrite their National Senior […]

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Do not pay to jump the queue!

With the new round of applications for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant being opened, the South African Post Office (Sapo) has urged applicants not to pay bribes […]

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Brenda’s Legacy Lives On, I know!

Monday 9 May 2022 marks the very sad death of township Diva Brenda Fassie 18 years ago. When the Sunday Times turned 100 years in 2006 and as part of […]

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Elimination of child labour conference to support KZN recovery efforts!

The hosting of the Fifth International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour will aid KwaZulu-Natal’s effort to recover from the recent deadly floods. Addressing the […]

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Health clarifies the wearing of masks by children at school!

The Department of Health says it would like to bring to the public’s attention an error in a media statement issued on Wednesday regarding the removal of face mask wearing […]

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Choose peaceful means to resolve conflict at SCHOOLS!

By Elijah Mhlanga, A grade 6 boy is reported to have stabbed to death, with a knife, his fellow grade 6 learner just outside the school premises in the Free […]

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Comprehensive sexuality education key to prevent vulnerabilities in young people!

The realisation of sexuality education and sexual reproductive health rights for young people is key for the prevention of HIV, early and unintended pregnancies (EUP) and gender-based violence (GBV). Basic […]

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Multiple factors contribute to load shedding – Eskom??

Eskom says stage two load shedding was implemented due to depleted capacity caused by generator breakdowns, power station trips, the slow return to service of units, as well as higher […]

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It’s Time to Submit Your Art Piece for the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest!

College/University Students (age 24 and under) – the time is NOW to share your visions of how to change patriarchal society through visual art, music, writing, storytelling, poetry, and performance. […]

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Tips for Supporting New Parents TODAY!

Friday TODAY, 1pm – 1:30pm When becoming new parents, it is important for dads, mums and partners to support each other. This is vital for first time parents especially, as […]

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Decline in Easter weekend road fatalities!

The preliminary statistics for the Easter weekend shows that the number of crashes declined by 28.6% resulting in a 31.5% decline in the number of fatalities on South African roads. […]

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SA to host child labour conference!

Government, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), will host the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour from 15 – 20 May 2022. The conference is […]

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Orlando Pirates Football Club vs Chippa United Football Club!

Orlando Pirates Football Club vs Chippa United Football Club Today, 27 April 2022 Orlando Stadium 17h00 SuperSport PSL Computicket bit.ly/3utlVFh Shoprite South Africa & Checkers Nationwide

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MDDA CONTINUES TO FAIL LOCAL PUBLISHERS DISMALLY!

MDDA CONTINUES TO FAIL LOCAL PUBLISHERS DISMALLY:  FUTURE LOOKS BLEAK AS MDDA AND COMPETITION COMMISSION ALLOCATE MAJORITY OF EDF FUNDS TO PEOPLE NOT IMPACTED BY UNFAIR COMPETITION On Friday 22 […]

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Would there be so many Teen Moms?

By Karabo Moyo I’m convinced that if our parents were more open and communicated with us as children about the consequences of having sex at a young age, we wouldn’t […]

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To all the teenage mothers out there!

By Pamela Kekana We all know that no one is perfect and we cannot change what has happened to us, or turn back the clock. Let us stop blaming ourselves […]

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WORLD BOOK DAY!

Books contain many words that children are unlikely to encounter in frequently spoken language and with 78% of Grade 4 learners being unable to read for comprehension in any language, […]

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Sisu Connect Offering!

The Sisu Hub is offering an exciting new service, where a trained Spelling to Communicate Practitioner is now available to come to your home and help create an environment that […]

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Earth Day 22 April 2022!

Each year on 22 April, billions of people across the globe join to raise awareness about environmental protection. Fifty years ago, the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now, […]

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IEC takes democracy programme to learners

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, is expected to launch a campaign aimed at promoting electoral democracy among learners. “The objective […]

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Eskom “cautiously optimistic” about lifting load shedding on Friday evening?????

Eskom says after making some ground in recovering generation capacity, it may lift all stages of load shedding on Friday evening. The power utility has been battling generation unit failures […]

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Post Office contributes towards climate change mitigation efforts

Despite delivering above 300 million items during the 2021/22 financial year, the South African Post Office (Sapo) has managed to reduce energy and water consumption costs as well as emissions […]

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Load shedding moved to stage three!

The country has been under a stricter load shedding stage four schedule since Tuesday. The power utility said at least three more units are expected to also return on Thursday. […]

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Concern around KZN matric class!

The Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture, has called on the Basic Education Department to attend to Grade 12 learners affected by floods in KwaZulu-Natal and […]

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Law enforcement out in full force this Easter Weekend!

Law enforcement agencies are expected to be out in full force as thousands of travellers head to various destinations over the Easter long weekend. Busy routes during this period include […]

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Why are you a Greenpeace Africa warrior? 

By Lerato Tsotetsi I’ll wait. With millions of supporters like you globally, Greenpeace was able to plant its feet on the continent 12 years ago. All made possible by people […]

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Northcliff High School denies siblings an opportunity to get Education

The Each One Teach One Foundation notes with disgust the article carried Sunday Times, whereby the school denies two learners an opportunity to learn precisely of financial exclusion. Mojalefa (14) […]

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Are you encouraging or discouraging creativity in your child?

By Jonathan Darker Just about every modern parent would like to think that they are encouraging creativity in their children. They will tell you that they buy creativity stimulating toys, […]

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Social Issues of gender discrimination!

By Osego Molose Sexism prejudice discrimination is based on a person’s sex or gender. It can affect anyone, but it mostly affects women or girls. It has been linked to […]

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We honour Comrade Chris Hani this APRIL!

Hani, who was renowned for his impeccable leadership qualities and relentless pursuit of freedom for all South Africans, was assassinated on 10 April 1993, outside his home in Dawn Park, […]

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Basic Education officially in charge of ECD!

Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, says the handover of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) function to the Department of Basic Education is an opportunity to start dismantling intergenerational poverty in […]

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What is Autism? It’s International Autism Day Today!

Autism is one of only four official health-specific days ever declared by the United Nations. April 2nd 2022 will mark the 13th “World Autism Awareness Day” (WAAD)! Autism is the […]

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USAKHUNJULWA MAMA WINNIE NOMZAMO MADIKIZELA-MANDELA!

On this day in 2018, Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela passed on. We mark this day in remembrance of Mama Winnie! Madikizela-Mandela kept the memory of her imprisoned husband Nelson Mandela […]

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College/University and High School Students, Tell Us, How Would YOU Dismantle Patriarchy? Enter TODAY

V-Day, One Billion Rising and A Call to Men have launched the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest, which is open to high school students (US based) and college/university students (worldwide). Ten winners from […]

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Five simple ways to give shoppers what they want and to cash in this EASTER!

Easter is one of South Africa’s peak retail spending periods. For SMEs, in particular, this long weekend is an opportunity to boost profits despite a weak local economy. While the […]

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Four tree species added to list of protected trees!

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment has added four tree species to the list of protected trees in South Africa. Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister, Barbara Creecy, has updated […]

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MAKATON TUTOR TRAINING IN OCTOBER 2022!

2022 is a very exciting year for Makaton South Africa as they are finally able to host a Tutor Training in October! – Do you think you have what it […]

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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY!

Inclusive Quality Education for All Virtual Event: Friday, 8 April 2022, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. EST REGISTER Over the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to […]

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Johannesburg Dream Center hosts Career Expo at S’godiphola Secondary School on March 26, 2022!

Johannesburg Dream Center is a registered Non-Profit Company and PBO aimed at responding to the situation that Johannesburg has found itself in. We are so excited to announce that on […]

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World Tuberculosis Day is commemorated each year on March 24!

World Tuberculosis Day is commemorated each year on March 24 to highlight the devastating health, social and economic impact of TB. South Africa is among the nations hardest hit by […]

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World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month in APRIL 2022!

The 2 April 2022 is less than 2 weeks away. We are doing things a little differently this year. Sadly, we did not plan a walk as we had no […]

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Adjusted Alert Level 1 restrictions eased!

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the easing of several restrictions as part of Adjusted Alert Level 1 from midnight. Addressing the nation on developments in the country’s response to the […]

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Letlapa Mphahlele on Human Rights Day!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho As we celebrated Human Rights Day in South Africa yesterday Monday 21 March 2022, in commemoration of the Sharpeville Massacre that happened on 21 March 1960, when […]

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From Sharpeville Massacre to Human Rights Day?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Human rights are interlinked and interdependent rights intrinsic to all human beings without any discrimination of nationality, ethnic origin, sex, religion, language, cast and creed or any […]

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Report Water Leaks in your Community!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Minister Senzo Mchunu has pleaded with the country to use water sparingly. If we all use water sparingly, there won’t be a need for water rationing. We […]

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My Rights & My Responsibilities as a Learner?

I have the right to be taken seriously and the responsibility to listen to others, I have the right to privacy and the responsibility to respect other’s privacy, I have […]

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LEGISLATURE TO HOST SECTOR PARLIAMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The Gauteng Provincial Legislature will host the 2022 Sector Parliament for Persons with Disabilities Today, 18 March 2022, under theme: Not All Disabilities Are Visible.  This annual sitting is a platform created […]

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Let’s celebrate Human Rights together!

The Human Rights Festival is back in its full physical form. Join us from 19 to 20 March 2022 for two jam-packed days of conversations, exhibitions, art, film, and live […]

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Ntombi Mekgwe addresses the opening ceremony of the CPA Africa Region’s 82nd Executive Committee Meeting in Ghana

As part of her role as Regional Treasurer of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region, Speaker Honourable Ntombi Mekgwe, gave an address, welcoming representatives to the region’s 82nd Executive […]

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‘Proactive load shedding is required’ says Eskom COO!

 Eskom Chief Operations Officer Jan Oberholzer said Stage 4 load shedding will give the power utility enough space to build up fast-depleting emergency reserves and avoid the risk of implementing […]

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Motorists urged to exercise caution during rainy weather!

Gauteng road users have been called to exercise caution as the province has experienced several crashes because of rainy weather conditions. The Gauteng Traffic Police said various road crashes have […]

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Invitation to beta-test Bi-me, the digital broker for small business 

Most small businesses and start-ups in South Africa don’t buy insurance because it’s too onerous, costly and time-consuming, forcing them to gamble with their future. Until now, that is. Bi-me, […]

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UN World Water day is celebrated every year on 22nd March!

This year, the WISA YWP’s has decided to align with this celebration and host an online symposium series over the month of March, under the theme of Making the Invisible […]

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RISE on International Women’s Day; Join V in NYC at the Abortion On Demand & Without Apology Protest

RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth International Women’s Day Through Earth Day One Billion Rising events are taking place and will continue through 22 April, Earth […]

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Gibela: committed to the social and economic success of Ekurhuleni!

Train manufacturer Gibela is deeply committed to ensuring South Africa’s socio-economic success, and particularly to setting the seal on the economic and social advancement of the communities nearby its main […]

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Resolution to end plastic pollution!

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has welcomed the adoption of the resolution to end plastic pollution with an international legally binding instrument. “This represents an important […]

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We won the first crucial step in the UN process for a global plastics treaty!

Thanks to more than one million people like you who took action, yesterday countries at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya have made great progress – committing to end […]

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Rebuilding the basic education system post-COVID-19!

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says there is an urgent need to renew the current basic education accord on turning schools into centres of excellence.   Motshekga said that the […]

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Breast Check Guide – Early Detection can save Lives!

Step 1: Stand in front of a mirror; look carefully for changes to any part of your breasts, like the shape, size or any discharge. Step 2: Place arm behind […]

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Ash Wednesday for the year 2022 is celebrated/ observed TODAY!

Ash Wednesday is celebrated on Wednesday seven weeks before Easter and the day after Mardi Gras also referred to as Fat Tuesday! This is a Christian observance which represents the […]

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Human Rights Month!

As we kick off #HumanRightsMonth let us practice the true spirit of Ubuntu. Let us look beyond the colour of our skin, our gender and the country of our origin. […]

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SA braces for steep fuel price hike!

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has announced that the price of petrol and diesel are expected to increase at the beginning of March. The fuel prices for March […]

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COMMITTEE INVESTIGATES GAUTENG’S GOVERNMENT HOUSING BACKLOG!

Today, 1 March 2022, the Portfolio Committee on COGTA & Human Settlements at the Gauteng Legislature will engage with various stakeholders on the processes involved in the delivery of government housing […]

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Lenten Prayer!

Lord Jesus Christ, by your passion, death and resurrection You have set us free from sin and Death. May your Grace renew our hearts this Lent and help us turn […]

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How can SADAG help YOUR School?

Dealing with a Suicide Attempt and what to do thereafter. Every family’s experience in the days, weeks, and months following a youth suicide attempt is different. There’s no single plan […]

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Loving yourself is very IMPORTANT!

By Mapule Moloto Loving yourself also influences the way others treat you as well as the kind of language they use towards you. People who love you will build up. […]

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You are not Dropping- out of school!

By Thabisile Ncube As schoolchildren are finally back to school full-time, a new report shows it will be a steep road for them to attain their educational outcomes. Cabinet announced […]

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Let’s ALL go vegetarian, what do you SAY?

By Simphiwe Ndlovu I believe that if all people go vegetarian it will save the environment because when we look at 100 years ago our elders used to eat more […]

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One Billion Rising Appeal for Peace!

This statement was written by Croatian Feminists including One Billion Rising coordinator Rada Boric and adopted by One Billion RIsing globally. With consternation and disbelief, we are witnessing the escalation […]

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Serving, Service, Impact, and making a Difference!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho IMPELESI CONSULTANTS started as a recruitment and events company. IMPELESI FOUNDATION was established with the main of uniting Africans, instill our traditions and cultures to our African […]

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Be consistent in managing your business – be able to manage R2s and R5s so that you can manage R1000!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Lehlohonolo Enock Ditsele has been running Kasi Culture, a food and drinks outlet since 2011. He was born and raised in Carletonville Township. The only child at […]

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The end result is always worth the journey – Matric Class of 2022!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The longer you give yourself time for your studies, the more time you have to discover and work on those areas that are weak. You also give […]

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Execution and consistency is key this time around – Budget Speech 2022!

By Nazrien Kader – Head of Tax at Old Mutual Recent good news relating to tax collections overshooting the medium-term budget projections provides Minister Enoch Godongwana with a little breathing […]

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Municipalities urged to conduct drinking water analysis amid typhoid cases!

The Department of Water and Sanitation has urged various municipalities to conduct the necessary drinking water analysis in their respective areas amid reports of typhoid cases. The department said it […]

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Register to improve statistics of farmers launched!

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza, has unveiled the much awaited country farmer register which will help improve the inaccurate and/or misrepresented statistics of farmers in the […]

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Gauteng takes tough stance on corruption!

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the provincial government will take action against any officials implicated in corruption and maladministration. Makhura was speaking during the State of the Province Address held […]

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Work underway to cautiously withdraw National State of Disaster!

Public Service and Administration Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, says work is underway to “cautiously withdraw” the National State of Disaster in line with the risk adjusted strategy. Dlodo said this when […]

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Fixing the economy a pressing priority!

President Cyril Ramaphosa says fixing the economy remains the most pressing challenge for the country. The President said this when he responded to the debate on the State of the […]

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SA Advocates for legally binding instrument on plastic pollution!

South Africa will support proposals to address the issue of marine litter and plastic pollution at the upcoming 5th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2). “South Africa […]

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2022 May/June examination registration deadline extended!

The Basic Education department has extended the deadline for the registration of the May/June 2022 examination to 21 February 2022 after some candidates experienced difficulty with the online registration. “This […]

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Relief on the way for small employers – Nxesi!

Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi, says deliberate efforts are underway to make it easy for small businesses to conduct business in South Africa. Nxesi said this when he participated […]

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Corruption cases are a top priority!

National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shamila Batohi, says fighting corruption is the top priority of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The NPA head was updating Parliament’s Standing Committee on […]

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Official Opening of Gauteng Legislature on Monday 21 February 2022!

On Monday, 21 February 2022, the Speaker of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL), Honourable Ntombi Mekgwe will preside over the Official Opening of the Legislature, where in terms of Rule […]

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14 tips for creating a great online culture!

By Tara Turkington, CEO of Flow Communications Remote working is a cultural tidal wave: it will either drown your company ethos, or you can choose to surf it. Before Covid-19, […]

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SADAG Launches New Online Peer/Student Support Group – 22 February!

For any student in University, PSET, TVET or College (any Tertiary institution) over the age of 18 years. Detailed information can be found in the Online Support Group referral guide. […]

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Mindful Mondays are Back!

Former Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo, is back with her weekly Mindful Monday’s conversations on Instagram every Monday at 7pm. Started yesterday Monday, the 14th February, Shudu was speaking to Psychiatrist […]

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Teen Suicide Prevention Week 14 – 21 February!

Talking about Teen Suicide Prevention Saves Lives RealConvo This year, for Teen Suicide Prevention Week (14 – 21 February 2022), The South African Depression and Anxiety Group is helping parents, […]

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The world is RISING!

As we write, activists are connecting in a deep, purposeful, political, transformative, empowering, and hopeful way through 2022’s powerful, bold and fearless artistic risings. They are leading communities and of […]

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New Norsad brand to reflect the sub-Saharan growth strategy of the business!

Chief executive Kenny Nwosu: Norsad Capital is embarking on a growth strategy that will make a palpable and far-reaching difference to millions. Impact investor Norsad Finance is rebranding to Norsad […]

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At least 49 Gauteng Education decontamanition contracts set aside!

The Special Tribunal has reviewed and set aside at least 49 school contamination contracts by the Gauteng Education Department. The service providers were part of a cohort of at least […]

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Motorists urged to upload required documents for online car licence renewal!

With the demand for renewing vehicle licences on the South African Post Office (Sapo) website being high, vehicle owners have been advised to upload documents that comply with legal requirements. […]

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We deserve BETTER in South Africa!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Leadership Guru John Maxwell said: “Everything falls on leadership, leadership is the key enabler, without leadership there is darkness”. We have our challenges as a country ranging […]

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Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Senior Researcher Dr Ntombi Mathe-Maleboho today at 15h50 on 702 as she shares her journey and experiences as a female scientist!

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A Global Zoom Rising, Rejoice & Rise 2022, Will Take Place 14 February!

Rejoice & RISE at our #BodyLoveUprising hosted by V & Middlechurch’s Jacqui Lewis. Join artists, thinkers, activists online on Monday, 14 February, as we explore what it means to truly love our bodies, honor and […]

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Electricity Regulation Act amendment to light the way for electricity supply!

President Cyril Ramaphosa said government is embarking on a strategy to implement “fundamental changes” to electricity supply in the country. The President was delivering the State of the Nation Address […]

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Cutting red tape to enhance growth, BLAH BLAH BLAH!

Work is underway to cut red tape in an effort to enhance the business environment and create much-needed jobs in South Africa. Delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) […]

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Ash Wednesday will be on Wednesday 2 March 2022!

What Is Ash Wednesday and What Happens?  Ash Wednesday is always 46 days before Easter Sunday and marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent is traditionally a 40-day fast — a […]

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Eskom assures lights will stay on at SONA venue??

Eskom Chief Executive Andre de Ruyter says the power utility will ensure that the State of the Nation Address (SONA) is not disrupted by any load shedding. De Ruyter was […]

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Motshekga launched Comprehensive Sexuality Education radio lessons in Soweto!

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, and Deputy Minister, Dr Reginah Mhaule, on Tuesday launched Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) radio lessons at Hitekani Primary School in Tshiawelo, Soweto. The department said […]

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Parliament ready to host SONA!

Despite logistical challenges associated with preparing for the 2022 State of the Nation Address (SONA), National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says Parliament is ready to host the event on Thursday. […]

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Dropping- out of school is not the Answer!

By Thabisile Ncube Education is the key to success, so I was told, without education I will be doomed. Learners drop out of school for various reasons; some because they […]

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World Cancer Day, early detection is key!

On the 22nd anniversary of World Cancer Day (4 February 2022), CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), challenge individuals to make a personal commitment to lower the impact […]

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NSFAS releases 2020 funding list for eligible students!

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has advised all NSFAS eligible students with successful funding status to proceed with registration for the 2022 academic year at their respective institutions, […]

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Role players called to safeguard schools!

Speaking on recommendations to prevent school violence, Nontsikelelo Dlulani, from Equal Education, said interventions that respond to immediate safety threats, as well as more long-term, proactive and preventative measures must […]

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Load shedding prevents ‘catastrophic blackout’ – de Ruyter!

Eskom Chief Executive Officer, Andre de Ruyter, said the power utility is obligated to implement load shedding in order to avoid a total system failure. He was speaking after the […]

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WORLD READ ALOUD DAY!

World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) , 02 February 2022 brings awareness to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories as well as advocating for literacy as a human right. […]

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Lala ngoxolo Tata Dumile CG Mateza!

It is with deep sorrow that the Mateza family confirms the sad yet peaceful passing of one of their own, Dumile CG Mateza. Our Beloved succumbed to cancer on 1 […]

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The world celebrates World Wetlands Day!

It becomes very important to reflect on the role of wetlands in carbon sequestration, mitigation against the impacts of climate change or ensuring socio-economic resilience. South Africa has just completed […]

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Youth urged to explore various post-matric opportunities!

Young people in South Africa have been urged to explore the post-matric opportunities provided by both government and the private sector. There are many alternatives that are available for those […]

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President Ramaphosa to receive Part 2 of State Capture Commission report!

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to receive the second part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public […]

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Housing, food highest costs for SA households!

The average South African household is consuming more goods and services, and is still spending most of its money on housing, food and transport. That is according to Statistics South […]

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Youth Innovation: Mental Well-being Campaign!

In response to the growing issues relating to mental well-being among our young people, our youth team launched the mental well-being campaign with a range of different partners at the […]

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COVID-19 has not done our struggling economy any favours!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho I feel we need research initiatives to monitor savings habits and patterns at government, corporate and household levels as well as the commissioning of new research independently […]

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COEGA Mathematics and Science Programme to aid matrics!

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has called on 2021 matric pupils from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who would like to improve their mathematics and science results to enrol in its programme. […]

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NHI PUBLIC HEARINGS!  

The Portfolio Committee on Health resumed its virtual oral public hearings on the National Health Insurance Bill [B11-2019] this week, continuing the virtual public hearings that ended in December 2021, […]

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LETTER TO PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ON ALLEGED MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS!

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) yesterday sent a letter with a detailed set of questions to the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him […]

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HER MAJESTY NKOSIKAZI NOMANDLA DOROTHY MHLAULI THE CHAIRPERSONSHIP OF THE NATIONAL HOUSE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS ! 

Parliament congratulates Her Majesty Nkosikazi Nomandla Dorothy Mhlauli of the amaRharhabe Kingdom on her election as the Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders. Nkosikazi Mhlauli, who previously served […]

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Strengthening basic education ecosystem!

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says the basic education ecosystem must be strengthened so that it is future proof against the subsequent pandemics. Motshekga was giving an opening address on […]

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Gauteng OCPOL leads conversation to address Gauteng youth unemployment!  

The Provincial Legislature’s Oversight Committee on the Premier’s Office & the Legislature (OCOPL) will kick off the new year to discussions about Gauteng youth unemployment and opportunities presented by the […]

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South Africans urged to participate in Census 2022!

Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Thembi Siweya, has called on citizens and all who live in the country to participate in Census 2022 set to start from 3 to 28 […]

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If you want to retire at 55 or younger – make sure you focus on these three things!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Someone at 40 years does not have a retirement time horizon of 20/25 years. Retiring at 65 is completely redundant, people at the age of 80 (Charles […]

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Empower the girl child without neglecting the boy child!

by Zanele Zama, The 2021 matric results showed that girls did a lot better than boys. This sparked a debate on whether the boy child is neglected or not? “It’s […]

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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA TO RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS RELATED TO MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS!

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) received a submission from Mervyn Dirks on the allegations related to the misuse of public funds which implicate the President of the Republic […]

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HIGHER EDUCATION TO VISIT SQUARE KILOMETRE ARRAY!

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology will tomorrow conduct an oversight visit to the Square Kilometre Array in Carnarvon. The committee will visit centres where the South […]

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Each One Teach One Foundation (EOTOF) congratulates the 2021 matric results!

The Each One Teach One Foundation congratulates the Class of 2021 who wrote their matric examinations under difficult COVID conditions. As the Each One Teach One Foundation, we were aware […]

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SADAG Support Group Awareness Week 24 – 28 January 2022!

SADAG is celebrating our second annual Support Group Awareness Week from the 24 – 28 January 2022. Our Support Group offering is very close to our hearts, as Support Groups […]

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The absence of ACCOUNTABILITY for DIRE GOVERNMENT FAILINGS!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Auditor-General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke reported R26 billion in irregular expenditure and raised concerns about the ongoing use of consultants. Spoke to Founder at Peter Goss (Pty) Ltd. […]

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CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY OF VETERAN ACTOR, PATRICK SHAI!

The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture has noted with sadness the passing of the veteran actor, Patrick Shai. The Chairperson of the committee, Beauty Dlulane, said the passing […]

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SCIENCE AND INNOVATION VITAL FOR OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY!

As the country strives to recover from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing science and innovation playing a far more prominent role both in our efforts to overcome […]

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UNTIMELY DEATH OF TEMBISA HIGH SCHOOL DEPUTY PRINCIPAL!

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, has ex pressed her shock, dismay and sadness at the death of Tembisa’s Phomolong High School Deputy Principal Thembisile […]

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NTOMBI MEKGWE ON THE MATRIC CLASS OF 2021 82.8% PASS RATE – 2ND HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY!

The Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s Speaker Honorable Ntombi Mekgwe has congratulated the Grade 12 Class of 2021 in Gauteng for achieving an outstanding 82.8% pass rate in their National Senior Certificates; […]

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Far North Secondary School records 80.86% Pass Mark – Matric Class of 2021!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Far North Secondary School recorded 80.86% pass mark for the Matric Class of 2021. 116 Learners wrote the examination. 93 Passed 22 did not achieve, SADLY! 46 […]

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Teachers commended for covid learning transition!

By Zanele Zama, Bongani Bingwa spoke to principals from the top-performing schools and a matriculant Jubilee Dongowho got 9 distinctions. It’s celebrations across from the class of 2021. While releasing […]

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How to use a gap year to your benefit?

By Zanele Zama, Warriors Academy founder Rudi Viljoen says there are important things to do in a gap year. The 2021 matric results will have been released and others do […]

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CHAIRPERSON APPLAUDS MATRIC CLASS OF 2021 FOR PERSEVERANCE ! 

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education today applauded the matric class of 2021 for perseverance through very difficult times in South Africa’s education system to complete its National Senior Certificate […]

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A fully-fledged Police Station in Cosmo City NOW!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho We demand a fully-fledged Police Station in Cosmo City. These were the sentiments of residents from Cosmo City on Friday because of the high levels of crime, […]

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DPSA calls for nomination for Batho Pele Awards!

The Department of Public Service and Administration has opened the nomination process for the National Batho Pele Excellence Awards (NBPEA) for the 2020/21 period. The 7th NBPEA ceremony will be […]

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Umalusi approves release of 2021 matric results, worried about irregularities!

The Department of Basic Education has been ordered to investigate these irregularities before those implicated are allowed to see their final marks. Umalusi has approved the release of the matric […]

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Report Water Leaks in your Community!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Minister Senzo Mchunu has pleaded with the country to use water sparingly. If we all use water sparingly, there won’t be a need for water rationing. We […]

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Consumers have not been paying the true cost of electricity!

By Zanele Zama Eskom regulations general manager Hasha Tlhotlhalemaje explains why they applied for a tariff hike of more than 20%. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is […]

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Don’t let skin cancer get under your skin!

1. It only takes fifteen minutes of sun exposure to cause sunburn, leading to permanent, irreversible, damage to your skin, even after such a short time… This damage increases every […]

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SA opens NantSA vaccine production campus TODAY!

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to join Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of the multinational conglomerate NantWorks, LLC, in launching the NantSA vaccine manufacturing campus in Brackenfell, Cape Town, today. The […]

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WEEK-LONG OVERSIGHT VISIT TO INLAND SCHOOLS!

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education yesterday began its week-long oversight visit to schools in North West and Free State to assess schools’ readiness to start the 2022 academic year. […]

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SARS Compliance as an SME is so VITAL!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Lots of people want to start their own small businesses, or need help with their small businesses. So how do people go about doing this? Biz Evolution […]

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Koeberg Unit Two switches off for maintenance!

State power utility Eskom said it would be switching off Unit Two of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station from yesterday for a five-month period for refuelling and maintenance. The unit […]

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Constitution, democracy must be protected!

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the protection of the Constitution, democracy and state institutions are paramount to the safeguarding of South Africa’s hard won freedom. President Ramaphosa was addressing the nation […]

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Basic Education says it will abide by court ruling on matric results publication!

By Zanele Zama, Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says they are not challenging to urgent court application brought by three organisations. The Department of Basic Education is facing […]

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South African Children!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho It is a relief that we are meticulous about washing our hands, avoiding handshakes, boosting our immune systems by eating well, minimising unnecessary stress and getting enough […]

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To the Matric Class of 2022!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The country is aware of the inequalities in our education system, we have those learners that have been studying without any interruptions during this national lockdown. Do […]

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A garden to address the issues around Food Security during the pandemic!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The year has been an extremely difficult year for South African farmers, particularly our small and emerging farmers. To address the issues around food security and greening […]

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A VISIT TO SCHOOLS IN NORTH WEST AND FREE STATE PROVINCES!

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education will this week visit schools in North West and Free State provinces to assess their readiness for the 2022 academic year.  The oversight visit […]

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National State of Disaster on COVID-19 extended, REALLY??

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has Gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster on COVID-19 until 15 February 2022. The extension was in […]

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REMEMBER Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe!

• He studied at Fort Hare University for tertiary university. • Sobukwe was never interested in politics. His study of Native Administration aroused his interest. • Sobukwe together with his […]

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Martin Thembisile Hani , popularly know as Chris Hani: 1942-1993!

– Joined the African Nationals Congress (ANC) youth league at15. – he became a member of the ANC’s militry wing the MK & the the South African communist party (SACP) […]

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF PARLIAMENT!

The Acting Secretary to Parliament (ASTP), Baby Tyawa, briefed the Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament on the progress made by Parliament Management in the implementation of […]

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REASSURANCE ON HOSTING SONA, DESPITE FIRE DAMAGE!

The Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament has welcomed reassurances that Parliament will continue to host the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and carry out its oversight […]

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SHOOTINGS AT TWO GAUTENG SCHOOLS! 

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has condemned the violence that marred the first week of school in Gauteng, in which two learners and a general assistant […]

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We need an aggressive CPF to curb crime in Cosmo City!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho With the high levels of crime in Cosmo City you would expect an aggressive Community Police Forum (CPF) to assist in curbing the crime. Cosmo City continues […]

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Enough with illegal dumping in our communities!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho A National Lockdown started on Thursday 26 March at midnight announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. We became meticulous about washing our hands, avoiding handshakes, boosting our immune […]

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TOGETHER WE CAN LOWER THE PRICE OF SCHOOL UNIFORM & OTHER LEARNING-RELATED MATERIALS!

As the 2022 academic year begins, the Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) urges the school community including – all schools, School Governing Bodies, community structures, parents and government to […]

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USE PAPER SPARINGLY!

Did you know that in order to produce a single tonne of paper, approximately 20 fully grown trees are destroyed? Many of us use and waste paper without even giving […]

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Health Department urges people to report vaccine adverse events!

The Department of Health has called on all people who experience any adverse events following immunisation to immediately report to their nearest health facility or vaccination site. This comes after […]

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TAKE ACTION, RISE 2022. Stage an event or campaign in your community!

Our 2022 call is to connect both in a deeper, more purposeful, political, transformative and yet also empowering, hopeful way. And to make this coming year a truly radical, bold, […]

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Creating leaders for the future in STEM!

By Captain Kgomotso Phatsima When I was a young girl, I wanted to change the world. When I found I could not change the world, I tried to change my […]

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Mentally Preparing for Matric Results – SADAG’s this Friday on 14 January from 1pm – 2pm

The matric class of 2021 are all eagerly awaiting their final exam results. While many teens will celebrate this new phase in their life, some could feel alone and isolated […]

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Sgodiphola Secondary School

S’godiphola Secondary School was established in 2008. It is the second high in Cosmo City – north of Johannesburg (the first public private partnership worth R3.5Billion in South Africa). Cosmo […]

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House robberies on the Increase in Cosmo City!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Cosmo City residents are warned to please be alert at all times especially during the evenings. Residents are requested to ensure that proper locks are installed on […]

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Back To School Inland Schools!

Our Word for Today: Verse:   Ezekiel 36:26 ‘I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone […]

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You need Focus – Matric Class of 2022

By Siyabonga Khanyi, o Be true to your studies o No procrastinating o Train yourself to always believe in education. Some Study Tips: TIME management is vital and a study […]

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Far North Secondary School

Far North Secondary School serves the Zandspruit Informal Settlement community though it is in Cosmo City extension 9. The school is located in Ward 100 since its establishment in 2014. […]

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A new beginning and unchanging Love of God

By Pastor Vuyani Gxagxama There is something exciting about the freshness of a new year and a new beginning. We can make a fresh start and turn over a new […]

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Kya Sand

Kya Sand is an industrial suburb of Johannesburg. It is located in Region A of the City. The suburb is bordered to the east by Kya Sands Informal Settlement.

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Bloubosrand

Bloubosrand is a suburb northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region A of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is a […]

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Diepsloot Informal Settlement!

Diepsloot, Afrikaans for “deep ditch”, is a densely populated township in the north of Johannesburg. It is located in the newly formed Region A (formerly regions 1 and 2). It […]

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Zandspruit Informal Settlement!

On the remainder of portion 47 of the Farm Zandspruit 191 IQ on Beyer’s Naude’ Drive is a squatter camp as old as our democracy called Zandspruit Informal Settlement in […]

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The Cosmo City Development!

The Cosmo City Development is the first public private partnership worth R3.5billion between the City of Johannesburg, Basil Read, Codevco as well as the community in South Africa. Cosmo City […]

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2022 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS  AT CAPE TOWN CITY HALL!

President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa will deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces on Thursday, 10 […]

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Your CV won’t stand out in the crowd if it?

By Sure Kamhunga, -is poorly structured -is poorly written -is full of grammatical & spelling mistakes -is too wordy with unnecessary information -is not speaking to the job -is too […]

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KOLISI’S COMMENTS ON QUOTAS UNFORTUNATE!

In 2019, The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, Beauty Dlulane, said that quotas in South African sport are a necessary tool of transformation. “Transformation in our […]

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A SOUTH AFRICAN WHO INNOVATED A CARD – LESS CASH WITHDRAWAL SYSTEM!

Philani Potwana, 32-year-old South Africa’s youngest CEO of Easy Segment at First National Bank (FNB). He is the brain behind giving people the ability to withdraw money from their bank […]

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Class of 2021 disadvantaged by reduced teaching time in Grade 11!

The matric class of 2021 was disrupted in their schooling over the last two years, and the impact of the loss of more than 50% of their Grade 11 year […]

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It’s Small Business Friday!

One-day high actions drive to get South Africans to support small businesses. Why support small businesses? It’s convenient as they’re in your local community, They offer that personal touch, They […]

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Growth stages of a CHILD!

By Kasi Hustlers Age 6 you start your grade 1. Age 18 you complete your matric. Just matric certificate. No skills taught during this 12 years of learning. Age 22/23 […]

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EXTENSION OF THE NSFAS 2022 APPLICATION CYCLE TO FRIDAY 21 JANUARY!

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) would like to notify all learners, out of school youth, and non-funded students, that after consulting with various stakeholders, the deadline for applications […]

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WASTE MANAGEMENT!

Waste separation at source is the practice of putting aside household waste and post-consumer materials at the point of generation so as to prevent these items from entering the waste […]

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Inclusive education means?

According to the Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disabilities , children with disabilities (CWD) are not excluded from the general education system on the basis of disability. CWD […]

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Director of Facilitation at ACSA – Thabile Mathe!

Thabile Mathe has joined ACI Africa as Director Facilitation, Technology and Innovation, on secondment from Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). Thabile is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years’ […]

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Access your results when they are officially released!

The Gauteng Department of e-Government has made it easier for you to access your results with the #GPGMatricApp. To access your results when they are officially released, visit www.results.gauteng.gov.za & […]

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dotsure.co.za to donate R200 000 to animal shelter!

It has been a very challenging year for non-profit organisations and animal shelters as funding coffers have run dry, due, in part, to the global pandemic. Dotsure.co.za has stepped in […]

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Fuel prices drop on Wednesday 5 January 2022!

The Central Energy Fund yesterday announced that the retail price of petrol (93) will decrease by 71 cents a litre, while 95 will decrease by 68 cents. The wholesale price […]

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Staggered 2022 School Calendar for inland provinces in South Africa!

Here is the staggered 2022 School Calendar for inland provinces in South Africa.

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FIRE CONTAINED AT PARLIAMENT!   

Parliament, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 – Parliament confirms that the fire flare up that engulfed the roof of the National Assembly Building in the afternoon yesterday has now been contained. The […]

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Call for caution on the roads!

As many prepare to travel back home following the festive season break, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called for caution on the country’s roads. “As we head back to our […]

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President Ramaphosa to receive Part 1 of State Capture Report?

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today receive the first part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture from the Commission’s Chairperson, Acting Chief Justice […]

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What you need to know about Matric Results?

As matric results release approaches (20/21 January), here is what you need to know; we clarify some of the misunderstanding regarding the pass requirements for the National Senior Certificate @DBE_SA

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It is unlawful for schools to withhold learners’ reports due to unpaid fees!

It is unlawful for schools to withhold learners’ reports due to unpaid fees or any other reason. The spokesperson for the Department Mr Elijah Mhlanga explained.

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Lala ngoxolo Mayor Malatjie and husband!

Linah Malatjie died in a car crash last night. Her husband, who was in the car, was also killed. Their car collided with another vehicle between KwaMhlanga and Emalahleni.

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Gauteng Weather this week!

Monday14|27°C40%WINDY Tuesday14|27°C60% Wednesday16|29°C29% Thursday17|28°C40% Friday14|26°C58% #JHBWeather Monday16|29°C40%WINDY Tuesday16|29°C57% Wednesday18|31°C30% Thursday19|30°C40% Friday16|28°C60% #PTAWeather Gauteng Weather

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Public Works and Infrastructure has noted with shock that the buildings of Parliament!

The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure has noted with shock that the buildings of Parliament, Old Assembly and National Assembly have been on fire since early yesterday morning. […]

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PARLIAMENT’S PRESIDING OFFICERS CALL FOR CALM!

The Presiding Officers of Parliament are assuring the citizens of South Africa that all efforts will be made to limit any disruption of the business of Parliament following the fire […]

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Not sure after how many YEARS, Eskom’s Kusile Unit 4 added to power grid!

Eskom has connected Unit 4 of Kusile Power Station project to the national grid. The unit was connected to the grid for the first time on 23 December. “This synchronisation […]

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Lala ngoxolo Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu!

If we do not like our leaders we must banish them, If we do not like our government, we must fight to change it, If we do not like the […]

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Numbers and Support Groups to REMEMBER!

Aids Helpline 0800 012 322 Domestic Violence Helpline 0800 150 150 AIDS Consortium 011 403 0265 Alcoholics Anonymous 086 435 5722 Childline 0800 055 555 Commission for Gender Equality 011 […]

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Help our School – DONATE if you can!

“Our new school is beautiful! I hope to use what I learn to be a teacher and help future generations read, write, and help our community.” – Omar, 12 years […]

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We are building a Legacy!

“I want to be part of the narrative and be a catalyst for transformation in our economy”. “Our society still embraces patriarchy and women are seen as home-makers and not […]

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Researchers Reveal 10 Things That Make Kids Happier!

Childhood is a special time in one’s life. A time of discovery, play, wonder, and amusement at the world as the child gets the know the world around them. For […]

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You Make the V-Day Movement Possible!

As we move towards the end of the year, we are filled with gratitude for all that you have given and all that you do. As activists, friends, and supporters, […]

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Shell Stopped in South Africa!

Earlier yesterday, Grahamstown High Court in Makhanda, South Africa, ordered Shell to immediately cease its seismic blasting along South Africa’s Wild Coast. This interdict is a crucial victory for affected communities. It […]

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Matric exam scripts recovered after damage to F State marking centre!

All the National Senior Certificate scripts that were affected in the storm that damaged a marking centre in Thaba-Nchu in the Free State have now been accounted for. This comes […]

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Building Resilience in Africa’s Youth!

All too soon we are drawing curtains on an amazing 2021! Just looking back at how much we have achieved this year, I can’t help but be thankful. Grateful for […]

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PARLIAMENT MOURNS THE  PASSING OF ARCHBISHOP TUTU AND PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS LEGACY!

Parliament’s Presiding Officers, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Amos Masondo, join the nation in mourning the passing of […]

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Gauteng City Region Academy Official (GCRA) Bursary!

Applications for the Gauteng City Region Academy Official (GCRA) Bursary are still open. Eligible youth in Gauteng are encouraged to follow the criteria below and apply before 28 February 2022. […]

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PLEASE Arrive Alive South Africa!

With increased traffic on the roads during the festive season, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on motorists to be vigilant and obey the rules of the road at all […]

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PARLIAMENT’S 2021 END OF THE YEAR STATEMENT – Moloto Mothapo!

For a soundbite from Parliament Spokesperson Moloto Mothapo, please click: https://iono.fm/e/1138870 CONTENTS: Introduction Law-making Oversight International & intergovernmental relations Public perception Audit outcome Parliamentary Institute Priorities for 2022 1. INTRODUCTION […]

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“a rare honour” to be chosen to study at Harvard!

The headboy of St John’s College in Johannesburg, Sazi Bongwe, will be packing his bags for the US after being accepted to study at the prestigious Harvard University. The 18-year-old […]

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‘Jab before you jive,’ urges Minister of Health

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has urged people to take the COVID-19 jab in their numbers during the festive season after announcing that vaccination sites will remain open over the […]

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‘To Hell With Shell’

The multinational company Royal Dutch Shell is at it again! Despite the clear and urgent need to transition to renewable energy sources, Shell is still set on supporting a dying energy model. […]

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Year of Action – 2021!

2021 will go down as one of the most important years in South Africa’s democratic history. For the first time, more South Africans than ever before, will have a glimpse […]

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Gov must give us power and support to govern initiation schools – Contralesa!

by Matshepo Sehloho Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa provincial general secretary Nkosi Nonkonyana on the increased deaths in initiation schools in the Eastern Cape. The number of young initiates […]

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One Billion Rising Activists Set the Stage During 16 Days of Activism!

One Billion Rising activists are heeding the call of the #1BillionRising 2022 Campaign – a call to RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth – harnessing the global […]

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Ensuring a better future for SA and the continent!

By Dikeledi Malobela Despite the challenging times that South Africa finds itself in, work continues to ensure that the country reaches its developmental goals while working with the rest of […]

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New War Room in City of Joburg set to fight corruption launched!

by Matshepo Sehloho City of Johannesburg’s forensic and investigation services head Shadrack Sibiya weighs in on this new unit and its capabilities. A team of investigators is on a hunt for […]

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David Mabuza will chair the National Coronavirus Command Council meeting today!

Deputy President David Mabuza will chair the National Coronavirus Command Council meeting today. There are currently 420 people in ICU with Covid-19. However, it’s still unclear whether Mabuza will address […]

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Plans in place to ensure safer roads this festive season!

In an effort to ensure that South African roads are safe this festive season, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says extensive planning has gone into preparations for this period. Addressing the […]

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2021 tax filing season summary notes 46% returns increase!

A summary of the 2021 tax filing season for individuals has revealed that over 4.3 million non-provisional tax returns had been submitted to date, a 46% increase from the previous […]

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OUR INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS HELPING CALLERS IN NEED OF SUPPORT!

  All of our counselling lines are toll free for the public, to ensure that everyone, no matter how dire their situation is, is able to reach out for help. […]

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Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe is the Chancellor of UCT!

As the second black woman in history to occupy the role of Chancellor of UCT, she is aware of the importance of her position. She was installed as the new […]

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2022 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS – Thursday 10 February!

President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa will deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces on Thursday, 10 […]

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Fun things kids can make at home during the holidays!

by Matshepo Sehloho Human Potential and Parenting Expert Nikki Bush shares ideas on the fun things the little ones can do during the festive season. With the school holidays here, some […]

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Help in donating nappies and formula to abused babies!

by Matshepo Sehloho Singer Mikhaela Faye has collaborated with Friends of Child Protection (FCP) on a nappy and formula drive. In an effort to create awareness and supporting those who were […]

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Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse announced her mayoral committee!

by Tlou Legodi The mayor said parties that did not get MMC positions will be accommodated within the 17 chairperson positions. Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse announced her mayoral committee. It is […]

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PCR Test prices REDUCED to R500, is it ENOUGH?

The Competition Commission SA announced on Sunday, December 12 that it has reached a ground-breaking agreement with two major laboratories on the substantial reduction of COVID-19 PCR test prices. The […]

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Jacob Gedley’hlekisa Zuma SPEAKS!

South Africa’s former president Jacob Gedley’hlekisa Zuma, accused of orchestrating the systematic plunder of government coffers during his rule, launched a new book yesterday in which he intends “to the […]

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Halala Lalela Mswane!

Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane who has been crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe pageant. This follows weeks of controversy about her participation at the pageant held […]

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Flow Communications achieves B-BBEE Level 1 rating! 

Flow Communications is thrilled to announce that we have achieved a Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) rating as of today, 10 December 2021. “We are delighted that we’ve […]

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SAVC: how the animal health industry functions as a well-oiled machine!

Did you know that your local neighbourhood veterinarian isn’t the only professional within the animal health industry? There are many other professions within the broader industry, which professions are called […]

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Get better soon Mr. President!

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for COVID-19 and is receiving treatment for mild symptoms, his office said. Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, began feeling unwell after leaving […]

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Tis the Season to Be Jolly Prudent!  

As we get deeper into the holiday season, there’s a temptation to dig deeper into our  pockets. The sheer relief of making it to the end of a year can […]

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State Memorial Service of former apartheid President FW de Klerk!

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today deliver the eulogy at the State Memorial Service of former apartheid President FW de Klerk in Cape Town. The memorial event will kick start around […]

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HAPPENING IN PARLIAMENT THIS WEEK!

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will this week wrap up its work for 2021 with two hybrid plenary sittings that will cover various Bills and committee reports. The NCOP […]

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COMMITMENT TO CORRUPTION-FREE SERVICE DELIVERY!

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Machwene Semenya, has welcomed the recommitment by the Minister of Human Settlements,  Mmamoloko Kubayi to corruption-free service delivery, and the eradication […]

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In Loving Memory of Wesley Visser!

We are deeply saddened by the loss of an incredible teacher from the Johannesburg School of Autism, best known as Teacher Wesley by so many of us. Teacher Wesley you […]

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Remembering Wildlife

We’re so honoured that Hollywood royalty Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband David E. Kelley @michellepfeifferofficial @davidekelleyproductions have supported us for the 5th year of our series. So grateful to them […]

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2022 Online Application extended to TODAY!

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) regrets to inform the public that the placement period deadline for the #2022OnlineAdmissionsGP for Grade 1 & Grade 8 has been extended to 10 […]

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Are you part of The Vaxxed Squad?

If not, you can still visit some of our schools or provincial vaccination sites to get your first or second jab. Remember, anyone aged 12 years and older is eligible […]

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25th Anniversary of the adoption of our country’s democratic Constitution!

The year 2021 marks a major milestone in the life of the South African nation; it marks the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of our country’s democratic Constitution. On 27 […]

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SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS for 2022!

With the school year coming to an end in a few days, we urge parents and guardians to ensure that their children return the books that they were loaned by […]

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Department of Health has opened COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents aged 12 -17!

Since the start of the #pandemic, learners have suffered significant learning losses because of #COVID related #schoolclosures. Now that the Department of Health has opened COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents aged […]

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This is a source of inspiration!

From being Homeless for 2 years to becoming a Professor of Geophysics. Meet – Prof. Musa Manzi, the first black South African to obtain a PhD in Geophysics. He was […]

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buildOn constructed 220 life-changing schools in eight countries!

This year, buildOn constructed 220 life-changing schools in eight countries with the help of compassionate supporters like you, helping tens of thousands of people break the cycle of poverty and […]

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Let us FIGHT CORRUPTION!

Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the fight against corruption is one of the “most defining struggles” the country will face. She was addressing the Public Service Commission’s International Anti-Corruption Day commemoration […]

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Men called to play active role in ending GBVF!

Cabinet has reiterated its call to everyone, especially men, to take a stand and play an active role in ending the scourge of violence against women and children. “Men must […]

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LAUNCH OF SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY INSTITUTE!

The South African Legislative Sector (SALS) under the leadership of the Speakers’ Forum will today, Thursday, 9 December, launch the South African Parliamentary Institute (SAPI). SAPI is intended to enhance […]

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You can now get vaccinated in Cosmo City!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho I got my second ja of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at the Cosmo City Multi-Purpose Hall. We were told about the common symptoms […]

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After vaccination at Witkoppen Clinic!

Community leader, Norman Ramukumsa, has been vaccinated . He has the following to say about getting the COVID-19 vaccine; “It’s important for all of us to get vaccinated, because it’s […]

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RESIDENTS TO CONSIDER ADOPTION AS ANOTHER FORM OF CHILDREN PROTECTION !

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Nonkosi Mvana, urged the residents of Cape Town’s Khayelitsha community to consider adoption as another form of child protection. There are […]

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Incremental improvement in government audit outcomes!

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke has called on government departments and public entities to implement and exercise more controls in the use of public funds in order to achieve cleaner audit outcomes. […]

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SAHPRA authorises use of the third dose of the Pfizer jab for over 18s!

The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) has approved the administering of the third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adults and children with a weak immune system. This […]

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More than 84% of teachers vaccinated as marking begins for matric papers – Sadtu!

by Zanele Zama General secretary Mugwena Maluleke says they proposed to the Department of Education those working at the centres should go for a PCR test and GEMS medical aid pays. […]

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It will not make any sense to restrict travel – Ministerial Advisory Council

by Matshepo Sehloho Chairperson Professor Koleka Mlisana says many South Africans have been exposed to the virus already and Omicron is there across almost all provinces. As Omicron drives COVID-19 cases […]

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How Do I Get Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is mainly caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a common virus spread through skin-to-skin contact, body fluids and sexual intercourse. HPV infections do not always result in […]

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Away with illegal electricity connections and dumping in Zandspruit Informal Settlement!

By Promise Mutunda The energy crisis in the country has had its fair share of disappointment for commercial and private users and Zandspruit Informal Settlement has not been immune. The […]

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Non-payment of suppliers impacts negatively on business!

Public Service Commission Commissioner Michael Seloane says non-payment of suppliers by government departments impacts negatively on businesses. Seloane said evidence has shown that the departments are not adhering to the […]

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Renew your car licence faster at the Post Office!

Motorists can now significantly reduce transaction times for the renewal of motor vehicle licences at the Post Office by first registering on the National Traffic Information System (NATIS) website. According […]

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SA economy shrinks by 1.5% in the third quarter!

South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decreased by 1.5% in the third quarter of 2021, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) said. During this period, the trade, catering and accommodation industry decreased […]

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What’s not to learn about the 16 Days of Activism?  

Did you know that the 16 Days of Activism was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991? Yes, that’s right! The now globally recognised Day […]

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How you’ve helped little Johan and Olga may surprise you!

You don’t know Olga or her four-year-old grandson, Johan* – but your past kindness has made a special difference in both their lives. It seems so cruel and unfair when a tiny […]

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‘We are very likely to see requirements for booster doses in future’

By  Matshepo Sehloho WHO Regional Vaccine Advisory Chair & Member Of The MAC Committee on Vaccines Prof Helen Rees to give more insight on vaccines. There have been 6,381 new […]

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Miss Wheelchair SA Crowned!

Tamelyn Geneview Bock from the Northern Cape was crowned the first Miss Wheelchair SA, and will represent the country at Miss Wheelchair World in Mexico in October 2022. The wheels […]

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COMING UP this Wednesday 8 December at 6pm!

Scifest Africa is thrilled to welcome the Digital Empowers project and to invite you to join us, and their partner goIT, on their “global tour” examining STEM education. Register here: […]

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DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF NETBALL TEAM MEMBERS WHO DIED IN ABERDEEN BUS ACCIDENT!

The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture Chairperson, Beauty Dlulane, is deeply saddened by the passing of four netball athletes, who passed away in a bus accident near Aberdeen […]

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People seem to think housing is local govt responsibility and it is not – Mayor!

By Zanele Zama Executive mayor of the City of Tshwane Randall Williams answers questions from listeners about their service delivery. Randall Williams retained his seat as the City of Tshwane […]

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Unemployment is all our problem – good intentions are not enough!

Those tasked with job creation need to up their game, and fast By Catherine Wijnberg & Anton Ressel, Fetola The South African government released the latest unemployment figures. They’re not […]

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Marking to begin for 2021 matric exams!

Marking of the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations, which concluded without major incidents that could compromise the examination as a whole, will begin on Wednesday. The Department of Basic Education […]

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Day 621, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 6 381 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 9 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help […]

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National Coronavirus Command Council to meet soon!

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) will be meeting to take stock of the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. This as new COVID-19 […]

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Support for Victims and Survivors of Gender Based Violence!

  Today marks day 13 of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, and it goes without saying that South Africa is one of the most dangerous countries for […]

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23 tips for sales success!

By Tara Turkington Sales are the lifeblood of any business. Without a steady flow of sales, your business will dry up and die, no matter if you’re the CEO of […]

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The Cosmo City Development

The Cosmo City Development is the first public private partnership worth R3.5billion between the City of Johannesburg, Basil Read, Codevco as well as the community in South Africa. Cosmo City […]

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Day 9 at Miss Universe!

All votes on the Miss Universe app are doubled for the next couple of hours! Download the Miss Universe app and vote for Lalela Lali Mswane to make it into […]

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1st Female Mayor of Johannesburg!

Mpho Phalatse (born 7 November 1977) is a South African medical doctor and politician serving as the Mayor of Johannesburg. A member of the Democratic Alliance, she was elected to […]

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dotsure.co.za invests in life-saving surgery for brave canine!

Kei, the wonder dog that was shot in the face while trying to protect her owners during a home invasion, has come through her operation with flying colours. dotsure.co.za partnered […]

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Safa to appeal Fifa’s decision on controversial Ghana-Bafana match!

By Zanele Zama South African Football Association CEO Tebogo Monthlante said they have received the decision without details and they will request the governing body for the reasons and consider […]

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SOUTH AFRICANS TO MOVE TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCE OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

The Acting Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Fikile Masiko, calls on all South Africans to move to a higher level of acceptance of […]

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Recycle for a BETTER Zoo Lake!

The Million+ is a plastic recycling revolution that aims to get over a million people to commit to recycling and create a cleaner South Africa. Let people know about our […]

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Dear Fellow South African!

As the country heads into a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, we are experiencing a rate of infections that we have not seen since the pandemic started. The Omicron variant […]

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CANDIDATES FOR INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF INTELLIGENCE!

The Chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI), Jerome Maake, wishes to express the committee’s appreciation for the applications received for the position of the Inspector-General of Intelligence. […]

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Day 620, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 11 125 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 1 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help […]

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Our Word for Today 

Verse:   Psalm 40:4 ‘Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD…’ – You do not need to look to other things for your security. – You can simply […]

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Day 609, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 1275 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 22 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help you […]

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Why we chose country first, and party last?

Fellow South Africans, what a week this is turning out to be for the future of our country. ActionSA Councillors across the country are doing what needs to be done […]

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What is driving the domestic demand for gold? The Scoin Shop’s Rael Demby gives insight!

Consumer price inflation has been on an upward trajectory in South Africa, coming in at 5% year-on-year in September – the second-highest level since November 2018. In the US, the […]

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Liquor industry urges govt to follow science, common sense as fourth wave looms!

National Liquor Traders Council national convener Lucky Ntimane says government has been treating them with disdain, making decisions for them without their input. There is a potential COVID-19 fourth wave […]

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Firms implicated in R431m school sanitising tender scandal point fingers at GDE!

A Special Tribunal is on Wednesday hearing virtual arguments from firms who rendered a service to several schools at inflated prices, some of which charged 27 times the going rate. […]

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11 teachers who were found guilty of a range of charges, including sexual misconduct FIRED!

Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga reflects on the charges labeled against the educators. The Department of Basic Education has fired 11 teachers who were found guilty of a […]

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16 Days of Activism against No Violence against Women and Children!

Today marks the beginning of The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is a United Nations campaign, which is held annually from 25 November to […]

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PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY!

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 25 November, be in the National Assembly (NA) in a hybrid plenary sitting to answer questions for an oral reply to the NA Members of […]

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Our Word for Today 

Verse:   Psalm 18:30 ‘As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the LORD is flawless. He is a Shield to ALL who take refuge in Him.’ – […]

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Mpho Phalatse elected the mayor of Johannesburg!

Mpho Phalatse elected the mayor of Johannesburg. Phalatse won with 144 seats while the ANC received 121 votes. Dr Mpho Phalatse says her election signals that democracy in South Africa […]

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Day 608, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 868 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 51 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help you […]

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Our Word for Today 

Verse:   1 Corinthians 14:33 ‘For God is not a God of confusion (disorder) but of peace.’ – Everything about God is in line with His character and nature. – […]

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SUICIDE INCIDENT AND ALLEGED ILL-TREATMENT OF LEARNER AT BHISHO HIGH SHOCKS COMMITTEE!

The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Education, Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Elleck Nchabeleng, calls for educators who were involved in the incident where a Bhisho High School […]

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FATHERS CONDEMN THE USE OF CHILDREN AS WEAPONS DURING SEPARATION AND DIVORCE OF THEIR PARENTS  

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development has condemned the reported increase in cases of children being used as pawns during separation or divorce between their parents. The committee heard that […]

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All the best to the SPRINGBOKS!

All the best to The Springboks team for today’s Test against England at Twickenham, the last of the season! Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says his charges are ready to give […]

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Living with Diabetes is not a Death Sentence, REMEMBER!

Living with hypertension is not a death sentence! There is nothing to be ashamed of about living with the above Health conditions. Take your medications as prescribed, eat healthy, please […]

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‘Acts of sabotage’ nearly plunge SA into Stage 6 load shedding!

Eskom Chief Executive Andre de Ruyter says the country could have been plunged into Stage 6 load shedding or worse had alleged saboteurs succeeded in an apparent plan to shut […]

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10 000 rapes in three months “deeply disturbing” – Cele!

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the rape of 10 000 people in three months in South Africa is a “deeply disturbing disgrace”. This comes as the 2021/22 quarter two crime […]

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SA’s grim crime picture “improving” – Minister Bheki Cele!

While the crime picture remains grim and not ideal, Police Minister Bheki Cele says it is certainly getting better. Contributing to this, he said, is “time planning and deployment of […]

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SARB hikes repo rate by 25 basis points!

For the first time in almost three years, the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has increased the repo by 25 basis points. The move will see the […]

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Over 328 000 children are now vaccinated in SA!

South Africa now has 328 771 children who are vaccinated after 8 310 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours. According to the Department […]

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When you feel like giving up, remember why you started!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Ntokozo Ngcobo, also known as Isingqazu is an intuitive and creative young South African author, poet, actress, dancer, musician, motivational speaker and journalism graduate at Varsity College. […]

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You can help to protect children in the wider community?

Alert the South African Police Force if you suspect any child pornography, child trafficking or that a child you know is being abused in any way. This can be done […]

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How can we help to protect children?

If you have children visiting or living in your home, that is the first place to start. You can help to ensure a safe environment for children in your home: […]

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DOTSURE INVESTING IN INNOVATIVE, LIFE SAVING SURGERY FOR RESCUE DOG!  

Dotsure is proud to be on the cutting edge of innovation in partnering with the University of Pretoria’s veterinary team at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) to facilitate a […]

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Happy Birthday Mongameli Ramaphosa!

May you see many more to come President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa – President of the African National Congress. President of the Republic of South Africa. Chair of the African Union […]

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Diabetes Alert, be Smart and get Tested!

World Diabetes Day is on 14 November annually . Diabetes is a health condition that affects many people in the community. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterised by […]

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Money Talks. Stop Sasol From Climate Damage!

With unprecedented wildfires, heatwaves, and droughts, it should be a no-brainer that we need climate action immediately.  Sasol’s climate plans are misaligned to the fossil fuel phase-down envisioned by the COP26 Glasgow […]

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Day 601, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 273 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 15 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help you […]

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Fertiliser crisis, expect high food prices!

The price of ammonia is hovering at an all-time high, expect spiralling food prices. Ammonia is used to make nitrogen fertiliser via a process that uses natural gas or coal, […]

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National Flag to be flown at half mast for FW De Klerk!

The FW de Klerk Foundation has announced that the cremation and funeral will take place in a private ceremony for family members on 21 November 2021. President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday […]

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Gauteng water shutdown, a result of planned maintenance work!

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu says the three-day (54-hour) water shutdown in Gauteng is a result of planned maintenance work on the pipelines. Mchunu assured Gauteng residents that during […]

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Our Word for Today 

Verse:   1 Samuel 7:12 Samuel took a stone and set it up. He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the LORD has helped us.’ – God’s character and nature […]

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‘Lalela wants to go to Israel’

By Zanele Zama Masechaba Khumalo, spokesperson for the sports, arts and culture minister, explains why they withdrew their support for Miss SA organisation. The South African government has withdrawn its […]

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NATIONAL SCHOOL DROPOUT MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION PLAN!

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will today, Tuesday, 16 November, hold a hybrid Ministerial Briefing session on school drop-out management and prevention plan. The Deputy Minister of the Department […]

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Eskom, police, community join hands to fight crime!

At least eight people have been arrested in relation to theft and vandalism of electricity infrastructure in Gauteng over the past two months. That is according to state power utility […]

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We are South Africans!

South Africa has a billion issues of her own. I am not getting into Israel vs Palestine arguments on this page and you will be banned, but this is an […]

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Funeral of FW De Klerk will be on Sunday 21 November 2021!

The funeral of South Africa’s last white president, Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, who died on Thursday aged 85, will take place on Nov. 21 in a private ceremony, his […]

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Day 599, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 262 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 8 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help you […]

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Our Word for Today

Verse:   Philippians 4:6 ‘Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.’ – When we live in self-dependence, we face the […]

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AG TO RESOLVE GOVERNMENT DEBT! 

The Standing Committee on the Auditor-General received a briefing from the Office of the Auditor-General (AG) on its integrated annual report for the 2020/21 financial year. The committee also received […]

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Don’t panic and stockpile water ahead of 54-hour disruption – Joburg Water!

Joburg Water communications officer Eleanor Mavimbela says once residents start filling up buckets and bottles of water they’re draining the system. Rand Water has urged Gauteng residents not to fill […]

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PREPARATIONS FOR CENSUS 2022!

The Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration (PSA) was briefed yesterday by the Auditor-General (AG) South Africa on the audit outcomes for the 2020/21 financial year for the Department […]

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No load shedding expected this weekend

Eskom Chief Executive André de Ruyter says the power utility does not expect to implement any load shedding this weekend. This after the country was subjected to load shedding for […]

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Go all the way to Qatar in 2022 Bafana Bafana!

Both of Bafana Bafana’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana will be televised LIVE on SABC 1. “We have two very important games [Zimbabwe and Ghana], and we […]

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Education should encourage young people to see beyond their current circumstances!

“My deepest desire is to see public schools in townships and villages having the same standard and quality as private schools. Education should encourage young people to see beyond their […]

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Diabetes is not a Death Sentence!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho “We must act on Diabetes now and Diabetes is not a Death Sentence”. These were the encouraging words from South Africa’s Former First Lady and Diabetes Ambassador […]

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Living with diabetes is not a death sentence!

Living with hypertension is not a death sentence! There is nothing to be ashamed of about living with the above Health conditions . Take your medications as prescribed, eat healthy, […]

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More than 40 000 markers to handle matric exam papers!

More than 40 000 markers to handle matric exam papers at 194 centres. The markers are expected to finish marking by December 22 this year.

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Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 13:00 8 November until 05:00 on Friday!

Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 13:00 until 05:00 on Friday; thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented as previously communicated until 05:00 on Saturday #loadshedding #stage4

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CALLS FOR STRICTER  ENFORCEMENT OF LAW AGAINST THE SALE OF ALCOHOL  TO CHILDREN

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development has concluded a successful and informative public hearings on the Children’s Amendment Bill [B18 -2020] in Kimberley where there was a strong support for […]

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Happy National Children’s Day

Sweet children, on this day devoted entirely to you, I want you to know there are no words on earth that I can use in describing how special you are […]

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Care teacher post AVAILABLE – APPLY NOW!

CARE school in Sydenham has a teacher position available. CARE is an autism specific school in Johannesburg catering for learners between the ages of 18 month to 18 years old. We are […]

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Fostering a reading culture

In an effort to enable young children to read in their mother language, the South African Post Office (Sapo) and non-profit organisation Nal’ibali have come together on a project that […]

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Day 588, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 344 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 23 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help you […]

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South African Youth Climate Innovation Awards Launch!

Indalo Inclusive in collaboration with UK in South Africa Mail & Guardian is launching the South African Youth Climate Innovation Awards (SAYCIA). The #SAYCIA Awards programme aims to recognizes 26 […]

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Day 580, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 331 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 53 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help you […]

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All the best to the Matric Class of 2021

Our Word for Today: Verse:   Isaiah 26:12 ‘LORD, You establish (grant) peace for us; all that we have accomplished You have done for us.’ – In God’s great plan for […]

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A very sad day at S’godiphola Secondary School eight years ago!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Friday 1 November 2013 will remain the saddest day at the school with the loss of dedicated Educator Mokolobesti Rasegwete. He was laid to rest the Cosmo […]

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Day 579, Level 1 National Lockdown in South Africa!

A further 146 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, A further 9 covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, REMEMBER: Tips that help you […]

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WELL WISHES FOR CLASS OF 2021 DURING FINAL EXAMS

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, wishes the class of 2021 well for their upcoming final exams. The National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams begin on […]

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Free online portal for Grades R-12 launched!

The Department of Basic Education, in partnership with MTN, has launched an online school portal to address the 21st century learning needs of South Africa’s children. Launched on Thursday, the […]

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