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Another night at the Sedibeng Municipality offices for HIV/Aids Educators

As World Aids Day approaches, HIV/ Aids Ward Based Educators in the Sedibeng District are spending their second night at the Sedibeng Municipality offices. They’re protesting for lack of payment and that the Department has not kept the agreement between former MEC Bandile Masuku and the educators. According to a letter penned by one of … Continue reading

Sedibeng District HIV/ Aids Ward-based educators left in the cold

VEREENIGING: HIV/Aids Ward Based Educators yesterday, Monday the 28th of November, spent the night outside the Sedibeng District Municipality offices in Vereeniging. One of them, Bafana Maduna wrote, “We are saying we won’t stop sleeping there up until we are paid our money that they owe us.” He added, “Even if it’s dangerous to sleep … Continue reading

Pastor assaults nurses at Sebokeng Hospital

SEBOKENG: Last night, Monday the 21st of November, the media received some voice notes of what seemed to be a nurse calling for “back up in the casualty department.” New information has revealed that a former ANC member and pastor, identified as Pastor Vilakazi, assaulted nurses at the Sebokeng Hospital casualty department. The nurse who … Continue reading

The Shabbat Project 2022

On Thursday the 10th of November the Vaal Messianic Women Network met in Sasolburg for the Shabbat Project, where the women were taught how to make challah.Challah is a special Jewish bread usually eaten on Sabbath (Shabbat) meal on Friday evening and also on other feasts or Jewish holidays. Challah is also sometimes referred to … Continue reading

Westvaal Holiday Resort, one of Vaal’s hidden gems

READ this article in Afrikaans My pastor and friend, Zelda Oosthuizen always says, “There are many beautiful places in the Vaal, you just have to look.” Indeed, our church, First Foundation Ministries (FFM) had the most marvellous Sukkot weekend at one of these beautiful tucked away places in the Vaal Triangle, Westvaal Holiday Resort. Westvaal … Continue reading

Missing Person Alert, Vanderbijlpark

Vanderbijlpark: The South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a missing person alert. Her name is Sesi Anna Khumalo, 63-years-old with ID no. 5904041130087. She is mentally handicapped and will only be able to say her name. She resides at 3761 Thabo street Zone 13 in Sebokeng. According to the SAPS spokesperson Thembeka Maxambela, Sesi … Continue reading

Sukkot, The Feast of Tabernacles 2022

John 7 is the seventh chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It recounts Yeshua’s visit to Jerusalem for the feast of Tabernacles, the possibility of his arrest and debate as to whether he is the Messiah. Wikipedia Sukkot or The Feast of Tabernacles – Leviticus 23:33-44 is one of the annual feasts we, the First Foundation Ministries (FFM) keep. This year, for … Continue reading

Sedibeng District Child Protection Week Programme underway

Boipatong Police Station together with various stakeholders who include SCP, Indibano NGO, Youth Desk, Emfuleni SCP, FCS, NPA, Fire Department & the Department of Community Safety among others, yesterday, the 1st of June 2022, visited Phuthulla Primary School as part of the ongoing Child Protection Week Programme. According to the Boipatong SAPS Spokesperson, Sgt Thembeka … Continue reading

Missing Person Alert

BOIPATONG: The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Boipatong is appealing to the public for assistance in locating the whereabouts of of Mr Vincent Tumelo (Motsamai/ Walker) Molebatsi age 33. He was last seen on the 12th of January 2022 in Winnie Park, Boipatong at about 19h15. Molebatsi was wearing a navy blue full overall … Continue reading

DA launches petition for Emfuleni to fix and upgrade dangerous and dilapidated roads

Content Provided Cllr Dady Mollo, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Constituency Head: Emfuleni Central & Shadow MMC for Public Works has reported that the DA has launched a petition calling on Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) to fix and upgrade roads that are riddled with potholes and are in a general state of disrepair. The Councillor said, … Continue reading

Sedibeng Men’s Sector Forum Launched

Today, Thursday the 7th of April 2022, Executive Mayor Cllr Lerato Maloka joined several other stakeholders for the launch of the Sedibeng Men’s Sector Forum. The launch began with a march against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide. The march started at General Smuts High School and passed through Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court. At the court, a memorandum … Continue reading

Missing Person Alert

BOIPATONG – The South African Police Service (SAPS) Boipatong is investigating a missing person’s case and appealing to the public for assistance in locating the whereabouts of Mr Rueben David Sibeko, 62-years-old. According to the SAPS Boipatong Spokesperson, Sergeant Thembeka Maxambela, Sibeko was last seen on Tuesday, 05 April 2022 and was reportedly travelling in … Continue reading

Vereeniging Stats SA field workers protest over unpaid salaries

VEREENIGING: This morning, Thursday the 17th of March 2022, some Stats SA field workers assembled at the Vereeniging Post Office and marched to the Stats SA offices in Leslie Street over unpaid salaries. According to reports, the District Manager, Mr Vilikazi took down the names of the employees who did not receive their salaries and … Continue reading

SAPS Boipatong’s new broom, sweeping clean

It’s barely three months since his arrival in the office of Station Commander of Boipatong South African Police Service (SAPS) and Lieutenant Colonel M.E Molotsi has proven that indeed, a new broom sweeps clean, literally too! Besides the several criminal cases solved in record time, the Boipatong Police Station is clean, after the cleaning campaign … Continue reading

HelpLift Network in Vanderbijlpark, more than just a charity shop

On Monday the 7th of March 2022, I paid HelpLift Network in Vanderbijlpark a visit that I enjoyed immensely. HelpLift is a Charity Shop situated at 12 FW Reitz Street in CW4, Vanderbijlpark. It is housed in an old N.G church and run by a group of volunteers. The aim of the charity shop is … Continue reading

Fifty-four-year-old man arrested for the rape and murder of his thirty-four-year-old wife in Orange Farm, Vaal

A Fifty-four-year-old man has been arrested for the rape and murder of his thirty-four-year-old wife in Orange Farm. The deceased was raped, gruesomely murdered and burned. On Saturday, the 5th of March 2022, at about 17:00 in the afternoon, in Lake Side, Ext.2, Orange Farm, South of Johannesburg, a passerby discovered the body of a … Continue reading

Seventeen-year-old girl stabbed to death in Orange Farm, Vaal

On Saturday, the 5th of March 2022, in Orange Farm, Ext.3, South of Johannesburg in the Vaal Triangle, a seventeen-year-old girl was found stabbed and unconscious next to Raphela Secondary School open veld and taken to Stretford Clinic. On arrival, she was rushed to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU). On the 7th … Continue reading

Body of an unidentified female found in Orange Farm

On Saturday, the 5th of March 2022, at about 17:00 in the afternoon, in Lake Side, Ext.2, Orange Farm, South of Johannesburg, a passerby discovered the body of a female while collecting some recycling materials. The passerby immediately alerted the police, “Upon arrival the police found a female body who is gruesomely murdered and burned. … Continue reading

Decomposed body discovered in veld in Boipatong

BOIPATONG: A pastor in Boipatong Phase 5 last week, on Wednesday the 23rd of February 2022 went to a veld to gather firewood, only to discover a decomposing body of a black male, hanging on a tree. He immediately alerted the Boipatong SAPS who arrived and found the body hanging on a tree in the … Continue reading

School safety indaba held in Sedibeng

On Sunday 27 February 2022, MEC for the Department of Community Safety held a school safety indaba at Saul Tsotesi Sports Centre. The well attended meeting which was chaired by the MEC herself had many stakeholders in attendance. On the programme line up were: MMC for Emfuleni Public Safety Ndade Mokoena; Ms Pamela Pule (Department … Continue reading

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