On 6 August 2016 women met at Mzanian Guest House to celebrate Womens' Day in Kathu. The event was attended by different powerful women in their own rights, that included Lerato Taetso who was encouraging women to establish their own businesses and the former mayor of Gamagara Municipality Dineo Moyo who advised women to be the leaders in their own communities  and be strong no matter what challenges life throws at them. Mzanian Guest House owner Mrs Maureen Lumatha expressed her gratidute to her guests and said “you were put on earth to archive your greatest self and leave a life with purpose and do it courageously”.

Women gathered together on 09 August 2016 at Namakwari Logde to celebrate and honour women of 1956 who stood up against opressing pass laws of the apartheid regime.

The Postmasburg branch of Adullam Assemblies, a national pentecostal church, has stepped in to address the needs of a family in crisis in Newtown.

The welfare team of the church identified the Molwagae family in Haakbosdraai as beneficiaries for food and clothing parcels that were contributed by its members. A delegation of the congregation visited the family to assess and minister to their physical and spiritual needs.

Johannes Molwagae expressed his sincere gratitude towards the clergy as the parcels were handed over on Wednesday 27 July 2016. “On behalf of my family, I say thank you to the congregation of Adullam Assemblies,” Johannes said.

Haakbosdraai is a mushrooming informal settlement plagued by various social ills, most notably prostitution and substance abuse.

The donation formed part of a larger Mandela month drive to improve the lives of impoverished households in and around the Tsantsabane municipal area. Winter is traditionally a tough season for families residing in informal settlements and the church has partnered with various non-profit organisations in relief efforts over the last months.

The welfare programme of the church is managed by Elder Jelico and Sylvi Theys and supported by Ronwan Witbooi - a social worker by profession. Adullam Assemblies is a community-centric church pastored by Bishop Hendrè Jacobs - in his own right a prominent religious and community leader. Requests for social relief can be logged at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Members of the congregation are seen here with the beneficiary family.

The National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) under the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform launched a programme that recruits youths from rural areas to give them skills as a means of creating employment for them.

During the initial phase of the project, the youths undergo formal training in various courses such as leadership and management, first aid and other life skills.

A group of twenty three is in the field in the district doing community service for two months. In September the same team will be dispatched to different colleges for one year to further their studies. The later courses dwell mainly on opportunities found in their home areas or regions of origin. These include disaster management and solar geyser installations for the Northern Cape students because of the abundant opportunities that are looming in the region.

The team spokesperson, Letlhogonolo Boyse, said that the programme has taught them a lot of things and to adapt to any situation or duty they are called to do from the rural perspective in towns.

During their training they are attached to institutions that do related tasks so that they get acquainted with the operational systems. During the in-service training they are evaluated and monitored to ensure there was some code of discipline.


Local Economic Manager Dicksy Modise of Ga-Segonyana municipality with the NARYSEC students.            

Op Saterdag, 5 Maart 2016, het 'n Flashmob Kathu getref. Dance Fever Studios, het in samewerking met Willie Venter, 'n groot flashmob gehad wat  in die Kathu Village Mall en die Kathu Heritage Mall gedans het. Daar was hordes kinders en ook baie vreugde.
Willie sê dat kinders wat dans, verstandelik en fisies gelukkiger is as die normale kind omdat hulle meer gesond en aktief is.

The selected new committee by the new club.         


A social club composed of predominantly young men in the surrounds of Kuruman town honoured Mandela Day in a very brilliant way.

While they cherish the good work that was done by the late and former statesman they reckon that life has become unbearable for some parents in sending children to schools. They gathered their senses and resources and bought shoes for ten learners for each school in four of their former primary schools.

Prior to that, the team approached the four schools’ authorities to identify the less privileged learners. On July 22, 2016 they visited Moholeng, Moraladi, Robanyane primary schools in Batlharos and Gaegake primary school in Maruping to bless the identified children.

Apart from the recipients, the educators too had smiles in their faces for the positive gesture demonstrated by the group that visited schools. They formed a soccer club and affectionately called it Slyza Tsotsi. But their scope of thinking goes far beyond the name and mere socialising, as the following day they were dressed to the nines in formal suits wrapping up a constitutional declaration that has to guide them to adhere to the club’s activities that go beyond kicking the ball.

In the decisive meeting, the 43 members chose a committee chaired by Mr Danny Maroro, Tumisang Marumo as his deputy, Secretary Nzimeni Mokgwaabone, his deputy Mothusi Mocumi, Treasurer Puso Tagane Public relations officer Lefa Tsimane, coordinator Tebogo Ntatudi and disciplinary chairperson Kami Motlatsi.

After the deliberations, commitments were made that not only soccer issues were to bring them together but how to explore business opportunities in a synchronised approach.


Op 4 en 5 Maart 2016, het een van SA se beste choreograwe, Willie Venter, vir Dance Fever Stu-dio in Kathu besoek in wat hy beskryf as 'n “terug-kom en invest”.
Hy het op Vrydag en Saterdag, 'n dans werkswinkel aangebied.
Daar was 'n magdom kinders van graad 1 tot in graad 10 en hulle almal kon baie by Willie leer.
Willie is in Sishen gebore (hy wil nie direk sê watter jaar nie) maar hy sê wel hy het in Hoërskool Kathu skool gegaan en matriek 35 jaar gelede klaargemaak.
Willie sê hy wou al van kindstyd af dans en wegkom uit die plek, want “in die Afrikaanse gemeenskap kon mens nie dans nie”. “Ek het 'n probleem met ouers wat drome van hulle kinders af weghou”, sê hy.
Hy sê in sy e-pos aan Dance Fever Studio dat dit 'n bewys is dat kinders wat dans oor die algemeen meer gelukkig is, omdat hulle fisies gesond en aktief is.
“Ek wil die inspirasie in kinders weer terugbring en hulle die geleentheid gee om te groei, ek wil kinders iets leer, jy weet?”
Willie gaan elke jaar New York toe en by Broadway in Manhattan, “leer ek altyd iets nuut, wat ek dan hier met ons mense kom deel”.
Hy het ook die flashmob Saterdag 5 Maart 2016, in albei malls, georganiseer en gechoreografeer.
Willie is 'n nederige siel.
Met al die ondervinding en goed wat hy al bereik het in sy lewe, noem hy jou op jou naam wanneer hy met jou praat en daarom kyk al sy leerders na hom op in bewondering.
Hy sê aan die einde van die onderhoud, laggend, dat sy grootste droom is om 'n Jetsetter te wees.

Commemorating 200 years of the establishment of the Moffat Mission on March 18, 2016 fltr President of the UCCSA Rev Mosweu Simane, Paramount chief Dioka of Gamorona, chief Setlhodi, Reverend & Executive Director Kudzani Ndebele, MEC for Environmental Affairs honourable Tiny Chotelo and Paramount chief Toto.

The historical Moffat Mission in Kuruman has undergone a thorough restructuring exercise, courtesy of the National Lotteries Commission that injected substantial funds towards its rehabilitation.

With effect from April 1, 2016 the heritage site can be toured by visitors at a modest fee to ensure that maintenance of the site is kept within the lines of an attraction centre.

The Executive Director of the mission Mr Kudzani Ndebele said that in addition to the upkeep of the site, the centre has a tour guide who is to be paid with the modest takings. He said that all bookings are done at the central office of the mission to ensure direct arrangements of the tours and to avoid third party brokers. He emphasised the fact that the fee is not aimed at making profit, but to ensure that the site remains attractive and tourist friendly.

All structures of interest within the site will remain open and only the main entry point is being used to avoid muggings on the other entrance facing the church.

Group tours must be arranged in advanced with the mission office and not through agencies or third party arrangements. He advised the touring community to go to the municipalities for information and direction to the Moffat mission.

Apart from the heritage site, the Moffat Mission has accommodation and conference facilities where visitors can conduct social and corporate business. Adults pay R15 while school children fork out R5 for each tour.

He advised that schools wishing to bring learners should book in advance.

Recently, on March 18, 2016 the Moffat Mission celebrated 200 years of existence where dignitaries drawn from the religious, traditional leadership, provincial executives and the SADC region graced the occasion.

The Moffat Mission is renowned for hosting blessed weddings and arrangements are done through the central office contact numbers 074 1506 555074 1506 555 or 074 147 5653074 147 5653.

All the employees of all the contractor and sub-contractor companies working at Kathu Solar Park were treated to a braai in gratitude of the progress made thus far on the project.

The Kathu Solar Park began con-struction of the 100 MW Concen-trated Solar Power Plant on 26 May 2016. 
In the eight months on site, the project, which is located on the T-25 dirt road 15 km north of Kathu near the airport, has accom-plished significant results.
The project has cleared the entire 4 km square site and levelling of the site is near-ing completion. 
The project is in the construction phase of the many thousands of foundations requir-ed to support the solar equipment. The project has three concrete batch plants on site producing ± 450 cubic metres of con-crete each day. 
The project is employing ± 500 employ-ees from the local JTG district municipality - approximately half of the workers on site. 
Over 600 000 man hours have been worked on site without a single lost time injury.
To celebrate these accomplishments, the project held a braai on site for all of the workers on Friday 10 February 2017. Over 1100 employees enjoyed the celebration with oxen roasted on spits, salads and cold drinks. The stormy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the workers. 
As the Project Director for Construction and Engineering for the Kathu Solar Pro-ject, Mark Janick stated, “The project has accomplished great things in 2016 and it is critical that the project recognises the great contributions of the South African workforce in constructing this project. It is right and proper to appro-priately thank the workers for the great accomplishments in 2016. The project looks forward to ac-complishing further milestones throughout 2017.”


Kathu is ‘n semi-finalis in Kwêla se Dorp van die Jaar kompetisie. Die ander semi-finaliste vir die Noord-Kaap is Loxton en Campbell. Om vir Kathu te stem, sms die woord “Kathu” na 33157. Sms’e kos R1,50 elk. Kathu was in 2012 ‘n streeksfinalis. Foto : Hermas Coetzee

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