It’s About Time!

Christmas is just around the corner and it will be so exciting to know what other people do for Xmas.

 

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I’ll tell you about what my family and I do. We just putted up the Christmas tree, as lovely as it is from the photograph believe me it’s even better looking in reality. Although I wasn’t really there when they put this tree up. Well most of the times, things at home just happens when I’m at work and I mean good things!

Going back to the Christmas time, today when I was at the Christmas shop where I work for my holidays, the customer came in and asked for wraps to use for presents that she bought for street kids. Gosh! I missed a good story because I was on duty. Anyway, later this evening when I was reading a newspaper, I read an article about a group of senior citizens from Atteridgeville who gave elders early Chrismas presents yesterday. Like a lot of people out there are doing the same for the people in the community. That is called bringing back to the community.

You know there is a saying that “There is no place like home”, I know you recall that saying right?. To me home doesn’t necessarily mean your home where you grew up with your family, at some point I see the community as home as well. Putting a smile on someone’s face wont hurt. Sometimes we do what we do because we want to impress other people but have you really considered what impress you?I would if I were you .

We are approaching Christmas and a New year. It gets really busy this time of the year and dangerous too, please be careful out there. What ever you do think about your life, future as well as others. I’m wishing you a marry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

By: Fortunate Machaba 

 

Another Group Achieves At Impendulo

IMG-20171114-WA0003Impendulo Foundation had students graduation party on Friday at Nelmapius, extension 2 community hall. Students attended their month entrepreneur and life skills course.

“This graduation was at a better level in terms of the learners. They were more committed, focused and stuck through it till the end which is a very important trait of an entrepreneur, stakeholder engagement- more stakeholders and partnerships came on board as a result resources to celebrate the achievement were not much of a challenge”, said Wendy Mpendulo, the founder. She added that the most exciting part about the course was the entrepreneural capabilities of the learners.

The event was organised by the students from beginning till the end.  They have organized from décor to catering. The community leader, councillor, Mr T. Ntlaleng gave the organisation a great support and sponsored the event.  Wendy said their support made their work much easier.

Students had to pitch their business ideas on the day of graduation and this time’s pitch was more about  quality. Wendy mentioned that the learners are ready to take on the world and create sustainable jobs and they are looking forward to the learners enrolling for the Advanced Course of Leather Manufacturing and Mixed Farming so that they can acquire more tangible skills they can use and ensure that they run a sustainable business. IMG-20171114-WA0006

According to Wendy Mpendulo, it is a great achievement for the NPO especially during this GEW (Global Entrepreneurship Week) and month. They are very happy to have contributed in poverty alleviation and job creation in our country. We are sure that Nellmapius will never remain the same ever. “I truly thank God for this wonderful opportunity to contribute to the divine fullfillment of humankind”, added Wendy.

During the occassion there were feedbacks from parents in attendance, appreciating the work of the foundation and ensuring that their kids are equiped and offered skills that parents would not normally afford to pay for. Also that they are kept away from loittering and involved in drug and criminal activities. “Impendulo classes have been fruitful, most of us never thought of working for ourselves but with a bit of help from Impendulo we have developed the entrepreneur skills and going to be our own bosses”, said Itumeleng Khoza, one of the students.

By: Fortunate Machaba

 

 

One Of The Most Fun Videos You Don’t Want To Miss!

At Mae Jemison, The US Embassy

This is when the Scientist from the US, Dr. Tyler DeWitt talking to children about how amazing science is and gave them a little task using chemicals to test their hypothesis. All the kids were amazed by his science tricks and magic he performed to them. On the video below see him performing magic. The student on the video he’s the most observant student I’ve ever met, he ended up showing how the tricks have been done!

By: Fortunate Machaba

Panyaza Lesufi Met With School Managements

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The MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi met with school managements yesterday at Mahube Valley Secondary School in Mamelodi East. The MEC was at school to investigate issues surrounding allegation of sexual assault against a Scholar Patroller involving a Grade 12 learner. Following the investigation of the MEC, it is alleged that the suspect took advantage of the learner who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol that was brought by three boys at school. It was reported that the learner went missing and was found by the teacher indulging in sexual activities. The department will provide support and counselling to all learners affected by the issue.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Tateni Took 10 Girls To ZambiBush

Tateni Took 10 Girls To ZambiBush

IMG_1400Tateni Youth Development Team took 10 girls to ZambiBush Resort, in Pretoria on Saturday.

The girls were from Ikamvayouth, who is in partnership with Tateni. They assist the youth with improving their high school marks.

Tateni decided to take them out for a day to celebrate their achievements despite the challenges they face as young people.

“We are here to celebrate their victory as they have managed to pass although they’re from a disadvantaged background”, said Kegomoditswe Mosiane, Youth Development Manager. IMG_1406

 

According to the girls and the staff, they had a very impressive day together, starting from the view of the resort as well as the activities around the area and they are looking forward to have more trips with the youth from Mamelodi to empower and encourage them throughout their studies.

 

“It was a lovely outings. The event was a success and it is great that we put a smile on their face and be able to make a difference in our youth”, said Julia Ratlhogo, Youth Development Coordinator.

By: Fortunate Machaba

The Story Behind Menelik Gibbons

The Story Behind Menelik Gibbons

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“Sound is a wave, music is sound, there’s a place for everyone……”I AM THAT GAME CHANGER”, said Menelik Dada.

The storyline behind Don Dada is impressive, I think it encourages:

Entrepreneurial thinking and growth to change the African unemployment rate, a change in organisations where brand ambassadors and endorsement are afforded to those who are already successful to a blended approach of supporting entrance with winning attitudes – “we must give hope to our young generation”. Passion, perseverance, dedication and commitment combined with a plan that is executed is really a true story line that ends with success. As Dada correctly puts it, he said that ‘You are what you do”. 

Knowing the difficulties of entering the industry, in a bid to support other up-and-coming artists Dada has taken on a young artist that he is mentoring, Seed_Under a female rapper from PE. Dada debut Seed Under in her hometown on the 16th of December 2016 and went on to have her perform alongside him on an international stage. Dada marvels at the significance of his debut on the MTN Mandela Day Tribute Concert and his debuting Under Seed on the MadibazRadio on Reconciliation day the becoming the 2017 Mandela song artist adding ‘Yeah, my grind is validated by The Most High’. 

He’s currently fighting for breakthrough! knowing that his journey will inspire others as an independent artist that has had to continuously reinvent how things are done and push himself to get to this stage. Don Dada feels that he is standing on his own as a people’s champ. “I care about the soul of the next person and I want to make everyone comfortable with my talent,” said Dada. He added that he has been studying the game for a while and now he’s ready to make his move, “this is my year’ declares Dada. His statement rings true as he made his debut on the MTN Mandela Day Tribute Concert stirring the crowd with songs that they, and he was hearing for the first time – Good Way to go Don!

By: Fortunate Machaba