Senior persons around Gamagara area converged at the municipal campus on 03 February 2017 to receive food parcels, blankets, and wheelbarrows that help to store water. The beneficiaries were identified by councilors from every ward in the Gamagara region. The event is a mayoral annual program that is set out to assist community members that are struggling to make ends meet. “It is our mission to make sure we take care of our people, especially the elderly. They are most important pillars of our community, we are very proud of them. We also like to thank all stakeholders who came on board to make sure this event is meaningful, it was not an easy task to pull off, but we are glad that we managed”, said DineoMoyo - the mayor of Gamagara municipality. Kgalagadi Pipeline Joint Venture, Group 5 and department of Water Affairs are the main contributors to the mayoral annual program which is hosted by the mayor. Mr Zhao Shuanghai who is a Chinese national and businessman from Kgalagadi Pipeline Joint Venture said “In our Chinese culture it is vital to take care of senior citizens who are poor, it makes us very proud. We could not resist the mayor's request for partnership in order to help the elderly.”
Tshipi è Ntle manganese mine conducted a colourful graduation cere-mony for close to 180 aspiring and emerging businesspeople at Ga-Segon-yana town hall on March 2, 2017. The mine has taken a comprehensive step to raise the level of literacy in the direct-ion of business where financial manage-ment and related skills have been prioritised.
The function was attended by the mine's Socio-Economic Development And Stake-holder Engagement Manager Mr Bheki Mdakane, the Financial Manager Paul Jon-ker and the local training facilitator of Kuriti and business consultancy had all the tenets that showed SMMEs were greatly apprecia-tive of the initiative. All the graduates who received the five day certificate of attendance in the four staggered groups were drawn from the various corners of the Joe Morolong and Ga-Segonyana municipalities. In his candid speech, also attended by municipal authorities, Mr Bheki Mdakane said that while tenders are part of the business in any operation, the mine is not training for simplifying tender processes, but to equip local entrepreneurs with know-ledge about how to market them-selves and run sustainable businesses with the ability to distinguish between loss and profit. “There ought to be a clear disjuncture between a trained individual and someone who has just decided to make a business out of the blues. Preparatory know-how must be acquired earlier to minimize losses derived out of sheer ignorance,” Mr Paul Jonker, the mine's Financial Manager, reiterated that the training program by the mine to the community is a commitment that will remain in place to ensure local entrepreneurs benefit immensely under community development projects in the area. The mine's philosophy is to teach how to fish rather than merely giving the fish. One of the SMMEs said the courses they had conducted were an eye openers, because, in one accord, most of them later realized that they had had little skills in the smooth running of their businesses and particularly in the financial segment. Where locals have the requisite expertise and skill they are given priority when opportunities arise at the mines.
A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants, although some contests have evolved to also incorporate personality traits, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges' questions as judged criteria.
Kathu is one of the towns in the Northern Cape that is still struggling to develop the standard of the beauty pageant. Despite those challenges that come with beauty pageant initiatives, a team of Kathu residents came together to develop the effect of this traditional competition.
One of the organizers, Miss Keneilwe Jacqueline Diphapha said, “Miss Kathu Teen is an initiative that is dedicated to introducing the beauty pageant to the female teenagers across diverse ethnic groups in the Gamagara area. We are currently in the stages of launching the event that will be held on 25 March 2017 at Sishen Primary School hall”.
It will be a cultural and educational event that seeks to celebrate the talent and intellectual abilities of the teenagers in the Gamagara region. This event will incorporate live entertainment, guest performers and community leaders who are geared to entice a very broad target market consisting of the people from all walks of life.
The success of this event is entirely depending on the facilities, financial and product support of the Gamagara municipality and surrounding companies.
“We would like to formally request sponsorships from companies in the area and the municipality to help Miss Kathu team 2017 with finances and products. As sponsor, you will receive positive media attention from our event and we also believe you will be an ideal partner and sponsor for our event and to our contestants” said Melezo Ngxityana one of the organizers. The Miss Kathu Teen beauty pageant will expose different companies that come on board to achieve marketing as well as the opportunity to perform the social re-responsivity and community outreach pro-gam as a sponsor.For further information about Miss Kathu Teen beauty pageant, contact Keneilwe Jacqueline Diphapha on 083 348 0503 or Melezo Ngxityana on 072 814 3621.
On 6 March 2017 e housebreaking case was reported at 85 Boetsap Street Kudunayene Estate, Kethu. Allegedly the sliding door was forced open end a cellphone end ‘ We were stolen. Later the evening. Andre Schoeman. one at the volunteers of ‘ Kethu SAPS Sector Policing. gave Intorrnetlon to Sergeant Ben Elrnenot Kathu ' SAPS about a suspected vehicle he saw the morning at Kudunyane. Sergeant Ben T Elman, Constable Rosalyn Smous end Constable Meshak Mosesane did not waste any time. She immediately followed upon the Information they found on the suspect with his vehicle end also confiscated the stolen goods. The value of the stolen property is about R13 500. A 22-year white male was arrested for housebreaking.
Christelle Broodryk van die CRC-Kathu het op 14 Maart 2017 die Goue Gerwe dames toegespreek oor etiket (goeie maniere). Sy het gesê dat 'n mens jou goeie maniere te alle tye moet behou want dit is aanvaarbaar. By 'n funk-sie pak 'n mens jou bordjie net tot by die eerste randjie en neem klein happies. Mens eet of gesels ook nie terwyl n spre-ker praat nie. Mens blaas nie jou neus in 'n papierservet nie en neem beslis nie kos huis toe nie, tensy die gasvrou dit aanbied. Hoewel alle mense uit verskillende agter-gronde kom, moet hulle die regte dinge doen. Gasvrou en gaste moet vriendelik wees ter wille van die een wat jou genooi het. Moenie oor kos kla nie en maak seker almal is gemaklik. Skakel jou sel af of reël met die gasvrou as jy iets belangriks ver-wag. Vra gasvrou of jy kan help opruim. Baie belangrik, moenie in die publiek kou nie. Daar was baie humoristiese insette van die dames tydens die interessante praatjie
Vroeg uit die vere was die wagwoord vir deelnemers aan 'n plesierige dag tydens die plaaslike NG Kerk se Pretdag op 25 Februarie 2017 wat by die hoërskool afgeskop het.
Hierdie reëlings het alles gegaan oor fondsinsameling vir die kinderhuise Jan-nie Roux in Barkly-Wes en Tsolofelo in Daniëlskuil wat onder die Noord-Kaap kin-derhuise, wat bestuur word deur Caritas Gemeenskapsfokus in Kimbersley, val. Die NG Kerk se Ds Keydy O'Callaghan en René van Niekerk van die Fietsry & Drafklub het aan die roer van sake ge-staan met menige helpers om met alles en by elke waterpunt hulle deel by te dra. 76 deelnemers het die bergfietsafstande, wat oor 15km, 30km en 60km gestrek het en 100 deelnemers wat die stap/drafafstande oor 5km, 10km, en 15km strek, aangedurf. Agt van die 10km drawwers het die pad so bietjie byster geraak en in 'n wildkamp beland, waarna hul toe sommer die 15km afstand aangedurf het . . . wys jou net. Daar was ook pretdraf- en fietsryitems vir die jongspan op die hoërskool se sport-terrein. Deelnemers het uit Postmasburg, Lime Acres, Daniëlskuil, Kathu, Kuruman en Blackrock vir die dag gekom om tot die sukses by te dra. Die uitstekende fietsryroetes het oor plase en wildskampe om die dorp gestrek. Daar was 7 lafenisse (waterpunte) wat oasesse vir die meedoeners was. Die kinders was bederf met goeie pryse, geluktrekkings en almal het medaljes gekry. Die mooi bedrag van R47 700 is vir die kinderhuise ingesamel met hierdie pret-tige, geslaagde geleentheid. Dis nou mooi meelewing vir 'n goeie doel.
On Thursday 2 March 2017. Constable Welcome William of Kathu SAPS Social Crime 2 Unit and Warrant Officer Julana Cloete oi EHW (Employee Health and Wellness) I Kathu SAPS. visited the grade 1 learners of Kathu Primary school. The purpose of a visit was to inform the learners about depression and suicide. as part of 0 National Teen Suicide Prevention week. Teenage suicide does not discriminate; it ‘ is prevalent across all races. genders and socio-economic groups. Teenagers do not commit suicide because they want to die; they simply see no other solution for their problems. pain. rejection. hurt. loss. humiliation or victimization. Warrant Officer Julana Cloete spoke with the learners about the signs and motivated them to communicate with someone if they are feeling depressed.