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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 rights. • Teachers in schools should be taught and told about the CHILDREN’S ACT. • The South African Police Service has to be taught and […]

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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 protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard. #WorldChildrensDay

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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 has some glucose in it because your body needs glucose for energy. But too much glucose in the blood isn’t good for your health. The […]

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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 of what has worked well, what has not and what we can learn from that to improve the community. The journey has had its challenging […]

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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 launch of the three Rotary Family Health Days (RFHDs) in Zandspruit Informal Settlement, north of Johannesburg. “It is very encouraging to see that when NGO’s […]

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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. On the one hand we must demand global polluters pay for the loss and damage we face in this crisis. But African leaders need to step up, […]

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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 to the provincial launches, ushering in a season of heightened visibility countrywide; coupled with intensified, integrated crime prevention and crime combatting operations, as the South […]

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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 was reduced by the increase in informal businesses in our communities. With two thirds of the population in South Africa being the youth, the youth […]

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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 Cosmo City on Saturday 9 November 2013 after a very touching and sad service at the school hall. Obituary of Isaac Basil Mokolobetsi Rasegwete: I, […]

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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”. Wikipedia “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle […]

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