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 .