Indeed a persistent Black Girl

MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS ARE good for everyone especially the youth who are still building their careers. The Persistent Black Girl a motivational book by Salome M Fenyane gives those from disadvantaged background to have faith because God always provides.

I have been having this book since 27 February 2015, I have read it several times and it keeps on calling me to read. It starts with a cover designed to grab your eyes, the design makes you have a desire to read this book.

This book is not just a motivational book but it is a true story of Sally a black girl in a disadvantaged family that faces serious challenges. The girl’s eyes were on her goals despite challenges she continues to be persistence despite challenges that try to block her from reaching her goal.

Sally’s dream was inspired at the age of 6 years after she encounters a pregnant woman for the first time and she wanted to know what was happening with her. The adult told the girl the same story we used to hear while we’re still young that a baby will be delivered through the window by aeroplane.

That was when The Persistent Black Girl felt in her heart that she needed to be like a pilot flying the aeroplane to make sure babies were safely delivered to pregnant women.

All these became possible and nothing was going to stop her from reaching her dreams. She believes until she started making sense of her own disadvantages, challenges and failures.

Sally believes the world showed her a lot of impossibilities than possibilities. With a shattered dream she continued persisting through the challenges and failures, not knowing that the dream that never made sense would later make a lot of sense. At the age of 37 years, she learns to become a better person notwithstanding the disadvantages, challenges and failures that came on her way.

Now, Sally, The Persistent Black Girl serves as a published book author, public speaker, coach and mentor and she continues to empower the people using the real-life lesson.

To buy the book follow this link  https://groep7-selfpublish-books.co.za/product/the-persistent-black-girl-salome-fenyane/

 

Brandan ready to defend his world title TONIGHT

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
THE WORLD Ring Conduct Fighting Art Featherweight Professional title holder Brandan Mashele of Soshanguve will be defending his world title for the third time.

He will be facing Yassim Moutacim from Belgium in a 5 round fight at Rockwood Threatre Pretoria East tonight.
Brandan managed to who has been a world champ since 2014 managed to defend his title twice, now he will be defending it for the third time.

In an interview, while he was training to prepare for the fight Brandan said he is well prepared for the fight, said as a fighter he trained hard to make sure his opponent get heavy punches and fast fly kicks.
“I have never lost a fight since I became a world champ that is why many fighters don’t have guts to challenge me in the ring. I take every fight seriously because no opponent is an easy target. I know my opponent is also preparing for the fight but in the ring, there is only one winner.
“I respect my opponent as a good fighter who is holding the European continental title which proved that he is a good fighter but I am prepared and ready for him,” said Brandan.
Brandan’s father and trainer veteran kickboxer Shihan Rip Mashele said his son is ready for the fight with Yassim Moutacim from Belgium, he is confident he will win it.
“I have prepared him for this fight because we know that it is not going to be easy but we have to make sure that the title is defended and we continue to fly our South African flag high.
“His opponent is also a good fighter that is why I have to make sure that Brandan is prepared for the whole fight from start to finish. I have no doubt that he is ready for the tournament and world tittle will remain in Mzansi and continue to make South Africa proud,” said Mashele.

The veteran singer wants to pass the baton

 

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

ONE OF THE oldest jazz musicians in the country the legendary Abbey Cindi (82 years old) wants to pass the baton to the younger generation before he died.

Cindi of Mamelodi who was part of the famous 60’s jazz band Malombo with Philip Tabane and Julian Bahula said he is worried about today’s’ musicians that is why he wants to bring back the old jazz of the ’50s and mid 60’s such as Kwela, Blues, Swing including isicathamiya back to the scene.

Cindi released his latest 9 track album United States of Afrika is loved by jazz fans around the country.  

United States of Afrika is about the African Renaissance concept and dedicated the album to all South Africans who participated in the struggle.

Special guest featured on the album produced by Abbey Cindi is McCoy Mrubatha on soprano and tenor saxophones, and Bheki Khoza on guitar.

“We have talented youth in the music industry that is why I want to use this talent to bring back the old vibe back to life.I want to pass the baton to the younger generation and I have started with some young who are learning from me at the State Theatre in Pretoria.

“I have performed around the world for the past 5 decades, I have been to London in England, New York, Chicago and Washington in the United States, Milan in Italy Brazil, Sweden, Germany, Australia and other countries and everywhere they loved our music.

“I want to fix this before I die. I don’t want to leave this earth without passing the baton to the young generation that is why I have started my company Africa Musical International to revive 1950 to 1965 jazz back to the scene,” said Cindi.

Cindi started another band in 1975 and called Afrika which use poetry and music to conciatise the youth in schools and universities to support the Black Consciousness Movement of Steve Biko in the fight against apartheid.

“In 1982 I got an offer to perform at the Royal Academy international Jazz Festival in London, I return back to London in 1983 to perform at the Brecknell Jazz Festival. In 1985 I recorded an album about the mines migration workers titled January to December Emgodini, it was soon banned after three weeks of airplay by SABC.

“I have been arrested with BCMA activists like Strini Moodley, Aubrey Mokoape, Saths Cooper Bridget Mabandla and others because we use music protest music to educate people to know their rights. Now it is time for the youth to use music to fight gender-based violence, drug abuse and educate the nation. I am disappointed to hear music with vulgar words, music should entertain and built our nation,” added Cindi.

Cindi is expected to launch album United States of Afrika and his company Africa Musical International soon. For bookings call 076 477 4870.

*Artist who wants to be profiled on this blog can email africa@africakamahamba.co.za or WhatsApp 083 402 4743.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grooming future fashion designers

 

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

ONE OF THE leading fashion design school in Tshwane, Shumisanani Dressmaking School wants groom youngsters from school into fashion design.

The school which has branches in Soshanguve, Mabopane and Hammanskraal has produced more than a thousand graduates people from Soshanguve, Mabopane, Winterveldt, Mamelodi, Hammanskraal, Ga-Rankuwa, Polokwane, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe has graduated from the school.

Last year alone 67 graduated at the school. All fashion designing certificates are accredited by Fpm Sita (Fabre processing and manufacturing Sector Education Training Authority).  

The founder and principal of the school Agnes Mathivha said because the youth understand fashion trend they are aiming to groom more of them into the school.

“Our aim is not only to teach our learners about fashion designing but to turn Tshwane into fashion capital like Milan in Italy, New York in the United States of America, London in England and Paris in France.

“The youth understand fashion better and we need them to show the world that we have youth that understands fashion but they have to enrol in our school to learn these skills. We need more David Tlale, Dion Chang, Nkhensani Manganyi and Paledi Segapo of tomorrow.

“We invite those youngsters from around Tshwane both male and females to enrol at our school of fashion design. We also invite everyone because our aim is to groom more designers from youth to pensioners. We have also helped to empower the youth from disadvantaged families with bursaries provided by Fpm Sita,” said Mathivha.

Mathivha said their graduates have started their own businesses and some are employed as clothing designers in different companies around South Africa.

“We invite those who passed matric and did not get space at universities even those who failed matric and want to further their studies with skills,” concluded Mathivha.

Those who are interested in enrolling with Shumisanani Dressmaking School can follow them on Facebook or call 079 751 9975.

 

 

 

 

Winterveldt youth cycle tour on climate change

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

THE WINTERVELDT BASED youth club the Golden Youth Club will be embarking on a campaign called ClimateCycleTour to make awareness about climate change.

From 10 February until 20 February ten young people will be touring all Tshwane Township with ten bicycles as part of the awareness.

They will start in Winterveldt on the 10 February finish their tour at Ga-Rankuwa on the 20 February. For more about the tours see schedule on the bottom of this story.

Nomatlou Mahlangu of the Golden Youth Club said they are working in partnership with Peer-Leader International consists of South Africa Germany, Ukraine, Malawi and Bosnia to give awareness about Climate Change using the novel Ark of Noah.

“Ten young people will embark on the tour routes with bicycles for 10 days sharing the information around Tshwane. It is high time to act against Climate Change. The rising of the global temperature is a threat to humankind. But besides a better policy, better laws and more energy of the governments it is obvious that the people have to involve.

“Governments have a lot of national and international conferences; the last one was in December COP25 in Chile. But it seems it needs more pressure to change climate policy and make bigger steps to protect.

“With our project ClimateCycleTour, we want to educate and form a bigger lobby against climate change. We want residents of Tshwane to know about climate change and to help save our planet,” said Mahlangu.

She concluded by saying they want to motivate young people as influencers to create ideas and to realize practical steps but also to include decision-makers, politicians, business people to contribute to stopping climate change.

“This will be done locally, on a national level but also on COP25 where we will present results of young people,” concluded Mahlangu.

 

Date Area
10 February 2020 Winterveldt
11 February 2020 Mabopane
12 February 2020 Soshanguve
13 February 2020 Hammanskraal
14 February 2020 Mamelodi
15 February 2020 Bronkhorstspruit
16 February 2020 Pretoria Central
17 February 2020 Atteridgeville
18 February 2020 Olievenhoutbosch
19 February 2020 Akasia
20 February 2020  Garankuwa

 

 

 

 

Che Guevara our hero…

I HAVE read lots of revolutionary books in my life because the previous apartheid government forced us at gunpoint to empower my mind with umrhabulo.

The book Che Guevara by David Sandison is about Ernesto Che Guevara de la Serna well known as Che Guevara an Argentinean Revolutionary born on 14 June 1928.

Che can be compared to African revolutionaries like Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma, Robert Mugabe, Sam Nujoma, Samora Machel, Fidel Castro, Muammar Gaddafi because he was not just an intellectual but he went to trenches fight the enemy of the revolution which is the west.

“A man of profound ideals, a man in whose mind stirred the dream of struggle…” Fidel Castro in 1967

He was regarded as a hero by Fidel Castro after he helped him to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959.

Che did not only helped to liberate people of Cuba but he guerillas also helped to liberate people of Bolivia, Peruvia, Brazil, Peru and other South America countries from the US-backed oppressive government.

Che had always maintained close links with the active revolutionary movements of other nations, encouraging the formation of guerilla training facilities in Cuba for the world to be in insurgents which could also be used by Cuban military personnel.

“It is then, at the end, that we see the profound tragedy which circumscribes the life of the proletariat the world over”, Che Guevara in 1952

He worked with revolutionary movements such as the ANC, PAC of Azania, Swapo, Frelimo, Zanu PF, Zapu, MPLA and others helped to train South African liberation movements military wings like Umkhonto We Sizwe, Azanian People Liberation Army, and Azanian National Liberation Army.

Our sacrifice is a conscious one, it is in payment for the freedom we are building,” Che Guevara in 1954.

 Che was not afraid of the US administration; he was hated by the US but regarded as a hero by the people on the ground.

In 1997 a body was discovered and the test proved to be Che. It was a tragic and shoddy end to a relatively short life of a revolutionary filled with remarkable, often historically important incidents.

Che continues and still continue to be a seminal figure in the revolutionary circle. If you are into revolutionary books, this is a book to read. If you are a writer you want your book to be review sent email to africa@africakamahamba.co.za or Whatsapp message to 083 402 4743.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moleseng back with another album

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

POPULAR GOSPEL SINGER Joel Moatshe well known by the stage name of Moleseng of Moruleng village in Rustenburg is back is another album Bua, which has 14 songs. The 14 track traditional gospel album is composed by Moleseng and produce by Shadrack Ndlovu. It is mastered at Premium Label in Block WW Soshanguve and it was released mid-November. 

Moleseng ’s album has been released online at all digital platforms and it will be released on CD’s later.

 In an interview, Moleseng said Bua is one of the best gospel songs to be released by him and it will shake the gospel music industry.

“I am a gospel singer and a Christian; I use music to preach the word of God. The song Bua, I ask God to intervene because of strang and bad thing happening in these days. If you are a gospel music fan this album is for you because I don’t only ask God to intervene but my music is there to entertain, give support to those who need music that can uplift the spirit and give them spiritual support.

“I have worked with the best in my latest album and it is the best album in my music career. Everywhere I promote it shake the crowd and I am happy with the response, I got,” said Moleseng.

Moleseng started his professional singing career at the age of 17 years with The Rock. In 2012 he released Sambok, in 2013 he released Pasop, in 2014 Kgwanape, in 2015 Wamamela. After 4 years he released Bua this month.

Moleseng has performed in Soshanguve, Hammanskraal, Mabopane, Mamelodi, Rustenburg, Brits, Bushbuckridge, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Lephalale, Bloemfontein, Durban, Kimberley and other parts of the country including neighbouring Botswana.

For more information about Moleseng’s new album or booking call 067 3252 431.

 

Tina released herf second album

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

SOSHANGUVE BASED GOSPEL artist Tinah Bodigelo of Extension 8C in Soshanguve has released her second album. The new ten-track album Ke nna yo Morena is arranged and produced by Piet Nyunda and composed by Tinah Bodigelo.

It contains traditional gospel hit songs like Ha kena pelaelo, Re tshepile wena, Tlong reyeng, Re ya thaba, Halempotsa, Thuma mina, Teng sefapanong, Wa makatsa and Emmanuele.

In an interview, Tinah said she has worked hard to release her second album which is the best compared to the first album Emmanuel released in 2008.

“I have decided to drop another album Ke nna yo Morena as a token of appreciation to my God for being there with me during difficult times when I lost my husband in 2007. This is the best album for those who need to revive their inner spirit and have soul food.

“All my songs are bringing my fans next to God and they are good for Christians and non-Christians because they revive the inner spirit. I have worked with Piet Nyundu in the studio and he did a great job of cooking the best beats for my music,” said Tinah.

She grew up in a church and is a staunch member of the ZCC female choir Soshanguve for more than two decades and she learns more thing every day because she has passion and love for music.

The new album Ke nna yo Morena is getting airplay at national and community radio stations around the country.

She has performed at community events, funerals, gospel festivals, cultural imbizo and other events in Soshanguve, Pretoria, Mokopane, Mabopane, Atteridgeville, Hammanskraal and other areas around Tshwane, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

His new the album is available online at Google Play, iTunes and other online stores and it can order by calling Thinah at 079 298 2136 or email christinabodigelo75@gmail.com.

Let’s support our local artist

I HAVE BEEN profiling local artist for newspapers and magazines for more than 20 years…In my career, I have seen lots of talent going to the garbage. When kwaito was given birth in 1994, I was there already doing this job. 

I have learned the roped from the best in the industry Elliot Makhaya aka Bra Eli, Sam Maseko, Oom Leslie Sehume, Trevor Mtshali, Force Khashane, Mike Mtakati, Lawrence Mayekiso and others. 

I have profiles yesteryear kwaito and disco artists like Peter “The General” Maringa, Sarel and the Hot Stones, Msanzeka, Muntu Pasa, Mouse, Arthur Mafokate, Makhendlas, Trompies, Bobdave and others to name the few.

It is an open secret that Maskandi is my favourite music but I have profiled other genre more than this traditional music. 

There are many good songs that have been to my ears but because of lack of marketing, airplay and publicity, they ended on the dustbin of the music industry. 

These days we are in the digital era and piracy has grown, even the bible punching pastor is playing pirated music. Those struggling music production companies can move forward if we can stop downloading, copying and buying pirate music. 

Let support local artist by playing at least 90 percent of local music, those stupid Americans only play less than 00.9percent of African music. 

By supporting American music you help to fund the Donald Trump government, which sees Africa as a huge bush full of wild animals, not humans. 

By supporting local music you will help not only to grow the local music industry but to help to grow our economy. Supporting local music industry means buying local music, supporting local artist performances by buying their tickets and not copy or download their music. 

By doing that we will see those talented artists managing to grow big and fly the South African flag high. Those small production companies will also grow and manage to distribute the music well with your support. Let’s be proud of our music, I am talking about Maskandi, Amapiano, House, Gospel, Acapella and others. 

Any artists who want to be a profile on this blog can send email to africa@africakamahamba.co.za or send Whatsapp message to 083 402 4743 .

Mmakau CPF fundraising for patrollers

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

THE COMMUNITY POLICING Forum of Mmakau village in the North West province has come up with an initiative to fundraising for the stipend of the patrollers.

They are selling vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions, pumpkins, spinach and other vegetables to the community.

Oupa Ntlatleng the chairperson of CPF in Mmakau said after they realized that their patrollers are withdrawing because of lack of stipend the decided to do a fundraising to help them place the bread on the table.

“We have 150 dedicated patrollers who are serving the community of Mmakau which has a population of about 65 000 residents. Since the patrollers started to patrol our village crime rate dropped by 80 percent which proved that they are dedicated to reducing crime in our area.

“This is just a start we want to grow this initiative by making more projects such as selling cakes, pizzas and other things to generate income. These patrollers have families and they have to feed their families and fight crime at the same time which is challenging.

“They share the profit and save some money to get more stock. We would like to thank the community members who are supporting us by buying the vegetables and we urge others to support us as part of their contribution in the fight against crime,” said Ntlatleng. africa@africakamahamba.co.za

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