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Children embrace a magical Madiba Day

It was 67 minutes of Madiba Magic at a children’s orphanage in Colenso as a joint group of volunteers strove to make the little one’s lives brighter and more beautiful.

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Spreading warmth on Mandela Day

Ladysmith SAPS Detective Service, represented by Lieutenant SE Mnyandu and Celeste Schmidt, took time out on Mandela Day to do their bit and spend 67 minutes in a visit to Victory Haven Safe House. The members were armed with hand-knitted […]

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Three people injured in vehicle collision

Three people sustained minor injuries after two vehicles collided on the M4 South near Quality Street in Jacobs on Sunday, 13 July.Rescue Care’s operations director, Garrith Jamieson, said when paramedics arrived at the scene they found one vehicle on its […]

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Culinary maestros of the future…

Six aspiring young chefs took to the kitchen to compete in the KZN finals of the SPAR KZN Junior Chef competition on 11 July 2014. The competition took place in the spacious kitchen at Gecko Culinary Adventures.

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Celebrating Women’s Day with flowers

Shelly Centre will be hosting a ladies breakfast on Saturday, 9 August and the organisers are hoping to sell all 170 tickets. The event aims to raise money for The Sunflower Fund whose sole purpose is to pay for the […]

 

‘I LOVE Sport’ kicks off first event

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The ‘I LOVE Sport’ sports series 2014 committee is ready to take Ladysmith and its sporting locals to the max, as they host the first of many duathlons and triathlons.

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Children embrace a magical Madiba Day

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It was 67 minutes of Madiba Magic at a children’s orphanage in Colenso as a joint group of volunteers strove to make the little one’s lives brighter and more beautiful.

5SAI Captain Nozipho Mdlalose spent her 67 minutes bringing some laughter and fun to the children at the home

5SAI Captain Nozipho Mdlalose spent her 67 minutes bringing some laughter and fun to the children at the home

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Street Talk – How are you keeping warm in winter?

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Nok’thula Mdhlalose

“A few cups of coffee a day keeps the chills away, more especially since I have been on leave from work.

My cold guard is my heater and blankets. I have been indoors for the past few months so the winter chills have not really affected me.”

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Saki Iqbal

“Winter has taken a new twist. These cold fronts are unheard off. I normally have my heater on during the whole day at work, and an extra set of blankets during the night. I can’t possibly imagine how the less fortunate are coping in these unfavourable conditions.”

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Nduduzo Gumede

“The perfect remedy to keep the cold away is to dress up warmly, drink a lot of hot beverages to keep warm and ensure that you don’t suffer from the flu.

Also, I try and avoid going out for events in the evening.”

The Human Trafficking Threat

Trafficking of children, aged from as young as five to teenagers, across the Southern African Borders is expected to increase sharply. Traffickers are cruel enough to lure children away from poverty stricken parents, leading these parents to believe that the children will have better education and job opportunities in South Africa. Children of rural areas are often recruited or even bought from their parents and moved to the cities. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that these children will be beaten, raped, and forced into drug addiction, before they are used as prostitutes for tourists and paedophiles. But disoriented and far from home, these children become slaves and prisoners of traffickers, and seldom, if ever find their way back home.

KEY TERMINOLGY ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

•To help address common misconceptions and misunderstandings related to trafficking in persons, below are a few key definitions.

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This one’s for you, Tata…

Mandela Day is undeniably a day that unifies a nation of people who commit themselves to giving their time and effort in selfless gestures. This Mandela Day marked the first, since the passing of the father of the nation, Tata Nelson Mandela.

 

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Staff of Lennoxton Primary School hard at work

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Working together on Mandela day to revamp the Lennoxton Primary School library

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Fathima Buckus of Legal Aid together with her team hand over books to Nafisa Moolla of the Newcastle Express and Mrs Naraindas from Lennoxton Primary School

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Team Boston sorting through stacks of books

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Cynthia, Sameera and Nadia prepping a table for painting

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Mandela Day – NS

nelson_mandela_appleLast Friday was all about dedicating 67 minutes to community work in a bid to change people’s lives, as per Madiba’s wish.

Madiba’s belief that good school facilities promote learning found meaning when a North Coast school received a clean-up to celebrate Mandela Day.

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Residents in Waterloo including parents and educators spruce up Waterloo Primary School

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Public Protector to investigate corruption in RDP housing in Tongaat

NSTAR_22_07_2014_001-(dragged)Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela, assured residents in Tongaat that her office will investigate issues related to corruption in RDP housing allocation and conditions. She said this during her recent visit on 16 July to Hambanathi.

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Protect your ID book

Theft of Identity Documents in South Africa costs the economy R1 billion each year. This is according to a recent survey conducted by the South African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS).

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Strictly Ashish…

ashish-gangapersad-and-dance-partnerlindsey-muckleFormer Isidingo actor, Ashish Gangapersad put on his dancing shoes in the latest installment of Strictly Come Dancing SA, which premiered on television last Friday. His dancing partner is acclaimed dancer, Lindsey Muckle. The seventh season of the ballroom competition format show, sees other famous faces taking part this season, including Boity Thulo, Khanyi Mbau, singer Leanne Dlamini, comedian Donovan Goliath, and even Superbike champion Janine Davies.

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Soundlab breaks World Record

The International Autosound Challenge Association hosted a sound off at Sibaya Casino recently. The categories included rookie, stock advanced and ultimate. The show, an annual attraction, saw over 300 hopeful entrants from throughout the country. The event was the semi finals for 2014 and the finals will be convened this December in Johannesburg. Soundlab entered two cars in the advanced and stock categories and both cars won their respective categories.

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Spreading warmth on Mandela Day

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Ladysmith SAPS Detective Service, represented by Lieutenant SE Mnyandu and Celeste Schmidt, took time out on Mandela Day to do their bit and spend 67 minutes in a visit to Victory Haven Safe House. The members were armed with hand-knitted clothing in the form of jerseys, hats as well as ponchos for the children.

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Let the circus entertain you…

Brian Boswell’s Circus has been in town for a couple of weeks already, so if you haven’t taken your family to this thrilling show, book your tickets now!

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The crisis in Palestine will not be hidden away from the South African public

We are appalled by the one sided and blinkered response of Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein to the ANC Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte’s, statement on the Gaza attacks.

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Durban pilot killed in Malaysian plane crash

SA-man-killed-on-flight-MH17A Durban pilot was among 295 passengers and 15 crew members killed in a Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed over Ukraine on Thursday, 17 July.

Cameron Dutziel (43) was a rescue helicopter pilot who worked in Kwa-Zulu Natal before leaving to work for CHC in Mozambique.

The flight was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed near the village of Grabovo in eastern Ukraine. Western-based defence specialists were quoted by British media alleging that the plane may have been shot down by a vehicle-mounted Russian-built Buk missile system.

However, a Russian military specialist at the London-based Royal United Services Institute, Igor Sutyagin, said, according to media reports, that Russian or Russian supported groups in eastern Ukraine were responsible. He was quoted saying that a Ukrainian transport plane had been flying overhead close to the time that the missile was fired at the plane.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called the crash of the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur a “catastrophe”.

Ukraine police officials and Malaysian Airlines are conducting further investigations into the cause of the crash.

Three people injured in vehicle collision

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Three people sustained minor injuries after two vehicles collided on the M4 South near Quality Street in Jacobs on Sunday, 13 July.Rescue Care’s operations director, Garrith Jamieson, said when paramedics arrived at the scene they found one vehicle on its roof while the other was badly damaged.

“They feared the worst and assessed the injured passengers. Fortunately there were no fatalities, however three people did sustain minor injuries,” he said.

“Once they had been stabilised at the scene, they were transported by Rescue Care to a nearby private hospital for the further care that they required,” added Jamieson.
The cause of the collision is still unclear, and the SAPS is further investigating the incident.


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