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

Help police to arrested these suspects

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA 

THE GAUTENG POLICE have launched a manhunt for six awaiting trial prisoners who escape from custody at Springs Magistrate Court yesterday. Nine suspects escape from custody and the other three suspects were arrested earlier today. 

Four of the wanted seven suspects are Murder and Possession of firearm from Kwa-Thema, they are suspects Phumlani Tshabalala,  Mzandile Master Mbatha,   Mduduzi Richard Sithole and Mongiseni Cyprian Langa. The other two are  William Reddinghuiz who was arrested for Possession of Drugs in Springs and Augustine Mahlalela who was also arrested for Trespassing in Springs. 

Those who were rearrested after they have escaped are Sibande Sibekezele Xulu of Springs who was facing Housebreaking and Theft, Clayton Donovan Booysen of Springs who was facing Possession of Drugs and illegal immigrant Anock Nyirenda. 

Brigadier Mathapelo Peters of the Gauteng police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the escape from custody of nine (09) awaiting trial prisoners. 

“We have since launched a manhunt for the men who escaped from Springs Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon, 04 December 2019. Four of the escapees had made an appearance in Court for an alleged murder committed in Kwa-Thema in March 2019 and possession of a firearm, while the other suspects were appearing for housebreaking and theft, possession of drugs, trespassing and for being in the Country illegally. 

“We are appealing for the public’s assistance in locating these escapees. Members of the public are warned not to confront the prisoners, particularly the murder suspects

(see attached picture) as they are considered to be dangerous and possibly armed, but to rather contact the nearest police station should they spot the wanted suspects,” said Peters. 

Information may also be conveyed anonymously by calling the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 at all hours, while tip-offs can also be given by utilizing the My SAPS App that can be downloaded on any smartphone.africa@africakamahamba.co.za

Black Forest Afro pop single

Tsietsi Marupeng aka AKA Tsika (Black Forest) of Winterveldt has released a single.

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

TSIETSI MARUPENG AKA Tsika (Black Forest) of Winterveldt has released a single. The single was released at the end of May.
Tsika or Black Forest as he is known to his fans said his new Afropop single Thando lwami which is produced by Amos Mangana will make a great impact. He is featuring talented singer with a sweet voice Neliswa Thingo on his single.
“If you are romantic and love Afropop this is your song, if you are not romantic you have to get this song it will help you to be romantic. I love singing about love because love unites people and love bring smiles on people faces. Nothing beat love and nothing can beat Thando lwami.
“I have worked with dedicated producer Amos Mangana to cook this single with the help of Robert Ledwaba of Rob Led Complex who sponsored me as an upcoming artist to make sure this song is recorded and promotion for the song is also done. We are lucky to have people like Robert Ledwaba in our community. There is also Samuel Morajane who is helping with the distribution of the song on digital platforms,” said Tsika.
He added by saying his dream is to work with a great artist like Ringo Madlingozi Vusi Nova, Ntando and Semito.
Tsika started his music career back 2007 with Simunye Cultural Group as a singer, In 2009 until 2014 he joined Gaabo Motho Cultural Village Group as a teacher of music and traditional dance.
In 2015 until 2018 he joined Pinagare Cultural Organisation in Rustenburg as a dancer and an actor.
Tsika has performed in Winterveldt, Rustenburg, Soshanguve, Pretoria Central, Mamelodi, Joburg and other areas around Gauteng province.
He can be followed as Tsietsi Marupeng on Facebook. For bookings call him at 079 6398 954 or email tsietsimaru@gmail.com

*If you an artgist you want to be profile in this blog email us at africa@africakamahamba.co.za

Police arrested six for cable theft 

The Rietgat police in Soshanguve have arrested six cable thieves found nearly 100 kilograms of copper

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

THE RIETGAT POLICE in Soshanguve have arrested six cable thieves found nearly with 100 kilograms of copper cable. The wife of one of the six suspects tried to play clever by trying to bribe the police with R 10 000 in cash yesterday morning.

According to Captain Stephen Maluleka, the Rietgat SAPS closed the net on six suspects who were found in possession of an estimate of 80 kilograms of copper and tried to bribe officers of the law with R10 000 in cash.

The wife one of the suspects tried to bribe the police with R10 000

“The arrest comes after the dedicated members spotted and stopped a white Mitsubishi double cab bakkie along the Soutpan Road. Upon searching the vehicle they found ten straps of copper hidden underneath the recycled cans.”

“Amongst the six arrested suspects, a wife of the kingpin was arrested for attempting to bribe the police officers. All these arrested suspects are of foreign descent,” said Maluleka.

The six suspects will appear at the Soshanguve Magistrate Court on charges of theft and bribery soon. africa@africakamahamba.co.za

Is South Africa ready the 4th Industrial Revolution?

I have been busy with updates of my blog, installing security apps to protect it from hackers. I have ideas to improve it to make sure more stories that benefit the people on the ground are covered and going back to my roots to break stories on corruption which is like cancer eating our economy slow bit by bit on this blog.

 When I was busy with the updates I realized that everything is because less because of the 4 industrial revolution…paper less, smokeless, wireless, cordless and some people are even becoming mindless because of technology used these days.

 In fact, I have realized that we are slowly reaching the paperless world. I am saying this because more people are no longer carrying cash in their pockets, we are using plastic money left right and centre these days. We only carry small change to tip car guards for looking at our vehicles while we are busy with our business. In a few years time, even car guards will have the speed point because they are getting tired of people telling them they don’t have money they are swapping.  Even mugger will be using speed points to force you to sward your card at gunpoint, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

By the year 2040 to 2050, we will no longer have newspapers, strue. I have seen newspaper companies closing down and reducing staff which is not good news at all. These days more people read the news on their electronic devices and I am also worried about the declining standard of Journalism because of technology. Some journalist these days use Smartphone for recording and taking pictures no more cameras and tape recorders.

I am a traditional man; I prefer to use a camera and a recorder when I do my stories and I also use my script to write my story. I prefer to read a hard copy newspaper or magazine. I am worried about the changes that are made by technology in our lifes. As I have mentioned that I enjoying reading a hard copy newspaper or magazine. I also enjoy reading while inside the toilet doing my natural business and I have been doing that for more than 3 decades.

The 4th Industrial revolution is good but it is also bad if we don’t find solutions to accommodate it in a good way.

Let’s say all newspapers and magazines stop pressing and move 100% to digital? Thousands of jobs will be lots. Some people will lose their jobs if newspapers are not printed, I talking about people who are working at tree farming, paper manufacturing, newspaper printing company, newspaper distribution, newspaper publishing company, newspaper sellers and many more.

It is time for our government to pull their socks and have a plan that will accommodate the 4th Industrial Revolution without costing thousands of South Africans their jobs.

In South Africa, we have the answer that can help us move with time, by having 4th Industrial Revolution without but benefiting the poor and the working class. Some say Radical Economic Transformation is the answer. Is RET is the answer to address this problem?  

My question is South Africa ready for 4th Industrial Revolution? Can RET help us to create more jobs, how? Sent your comment to africa@africakamahamba.co.za

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