Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Just one day after national celebrations of former president Nelson Mandela’s birthday. Two Anglican Church youth members jetted on Friday 19, 2013 to France joining other African Anglican Church members. Siyabonga Landingwe who is 20 stays from Khayelitsha together with Julie Fouire, 18 from Durbanville both Cape Town were among African Anglican Church members who were nominated to take a three months tour to Lyon in France. According to Chuma, an Anglican Church member who also visited the same place last year, on their arrival to France they will be welcomed at Taize is an Ecumenical community of Monks from different religions and there are almost 100 brothers who stay in the hill of Taize. They will be referred to as permanents short for permanent volunteers. They will be doing working ministry and that means assisting with the day to day activities, chores and leading groups of weekly visitors, they will present workshops on Africa with other African volunteers, will participate in bible introduction, workshops on poverty alleviation at an international level, deepen spirituality. But the core thing will be partaking in the three daily prayers of the community as life in the community is centered around spirituality and the pilgrimage of trust in the world. Written by Zukile Hempe

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Since the handing over of former DA leader Tony Leon succeeded by former journalist DA leader Hellen Zille in March, 2009. This has influenced and poses a threat to superficial vast leading political organization African National Congress. DA Zille has been remarkable by re branding of DA old logo to adapt the new logo; this action was regarded as political transition from old apartheid era system to democratic system. As DA leader Zille is seeking to regain the party political prestige and sustainability to the South Africa’s political arena. This has been seen by critical positions held by black people to the organization which was not happening before, leaders such as DA parliamentary representative Lindiwe Mazibuko and others. Looking at this move again since after 1994 in the Western Cape province, whereby DA has for the first time to administer solely the province both national and local government. One might argue that the provincial ANC infighting again has given DA a great advantage to gain more support in the province. This has been shown` by ANC losing several wards councilors in the black town townships where an organization has got its strong hold. Poor service delivery in the province, which has forced ANC supporters to held protest against to the government of their choice. Proposed e-tolling by ANC government in Gauteng has caused disadvantages to its government, as trade unions supported by opposition parties including DA held protests against proposed e-toll. The final blow which I think will hamper ANC and change completely SA political landscape, the fact that King Dalindlyebo has joined DA, where in the history of South African politics whereby kings or chiefs be aligned or associated with what were so called white political organisations, it is first time DA joined by kings. Written by Zukile Hempe.


Since President Jacob Zuma has publicly release statement, ANC will govern until Jesus comes! March, 2012. Seemingly his statement has contributed a lot to intensify factionalism within an organisation. During 52nd national conference of the African National Congress in Polokwane December 2007, factionalism for leadership positions were accentuated. The 52nd national conference of the ANC has brought the aftermath of the newly formed opposition political party, COPE in 2008 by former ANC members Mosua Lekota as well as Mbazima Shilowa. The situation was even worse as the infighting within an organisation was inevitable; hence former President Thabo Mbeki was being recalled as the state of the nation. Recently, condition is frighteningly, this is followed by newly formed breakaway opposition party from the ANC launched by former ANC activist Dr. Rampela Mamphela (Agang agang). While South African citizens were still in shock, Cuptas family private jet unauthorised landing to Waterkloorf Air force base was making headlines. The landing of the flight was one the controversial issues which were aligned to the President Zuma corruption activities, due to the very closeness relationship with the Cuptas family. President Zuma was fiercely opposed by society, political organisations, trade unions as well as NGO’s for facilitating private jet landing without proper arrangements with SARS custom officials. Just few days back, former expelled ANCYL President Julius Malema together with ex-ANC member Floyd Shivamba as well businessman Kenny Kunene established a new political party. Lately, reshuffling of the under performing ministers which also raises many questions, since in the middle of the last year 2012 continually reports about dumped books and late delivery at school especially in Limpopo province and other provinces. The question that is being held by people, what criteria is used to determine or evaluate underperforming ministers if basic minister of education Angie Motsekga is still held her office as minister. Some people might have concerned that since she held a critical position as president of ANCWL, therefore she may be used to secure votes for ANC to upcoming general elections. I mean looking at all these alarming situations, which I think at end of the day they might have a negative impact towards lowering the reputation of ANC as a massive majority organisation. These concerns might also hamper the image as well as identity of the ANC as an organisation. The question that South Africans should asks, Can President Zuma repeats his statement? Written by Zukile Hempe

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friendship VS Animals
We can always rely on our pets for comfort, and to listen, apart from all the other things. Although they don’t respond when we tell them how we are feeling, it is just the fact that we are letting these feelings out instead of bottling it up inside that makes these animals the greatest listeners and the best friends. They have patience, and we can always rely and depend on them to be there when we need them most. That is the greatest thing about our pets. Yes, they can cause a mess in the living room or the backyard, but hey, they are our best friends. They never judge us. We can be black or white these faithful animals will never judge our skin colour. There are so many things you can teach your beloved pet, and here all your questions are answered. Learn about your pet’s habits and know exactly why they are the way they are certain times of the year. There is a reason for everything, and once you learn how to teach you’re pet to sit he or she will be able to help you understand why. Apart from finding hints about your cat or dog you can also find many other tips for other pets. There is just so much you can learn about animals, how they react in different climates and changes they are basically like humans. If you want you could also find out how you could train your new puppy for your home so that it knows what is wrong and what is right. Fleas are always a problem when it comes to our cats and dogs. Fleas can be picked up anywhere. It is just something out of your control. However, you can find tips on how to control these bloodsucking insects and have your best friend feeling comfortable as possible. Although our pets are animals that do not resemble us in any way or form, these beloved creatures are no different from us. We don’t judge them and they don’t judge us. They can sense our pain and sadness and also know when we are happy. It is easy for us to sense these things in them, too. They share the exact emotions as we do. We want friendship and just a friend and this is how they feel. We can get through life without a few things, but we cannot get through life without our pets. These animals were not put here for us to feed and give a place to sleep. They were put here simply because we need them here. If these beautiful animals were not here, we would be the most miserable people on the planet. Without pets that will resemble the listeners.

She is a role model indeed

A friend, a mentor, a motivator and a leader in our community, Lerato Matsolo a young and ambitious young lady, at the age of 24, went to Lehlohonolo Primary School and finished her matric at Fezeka Senior Secondary School, she obtain her Diploma in Quantity Surveying at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and is currently doing her BTech degree in Construction Management through CPUT. She is now currently working at NMC Construction Group as a Construction Manager. This young lady is born and bred from the dusty streets of Guguletu, along with her three siblings, an aunt and her maternal grandmother. Understanding the township lifestyle coupled with a disadvantaged back ground having to face many challenges such as peer pressure, immense crime rate and drug abuse and many disadvantaging challenging that come with such an environment. To her, education was not an option but rather a tool to emancipate and eradicate the shackles of poverty. We all have problems and we want to be successful in our life’s but everything comes with patience and education is the key, all in all she strived to do her outmost best to study and had the opportunity of obtaining a bursary from a Grade 12 project - Go for Gold programme from Fezeka High School through her hard work. Lerato is a mentor that beliefs in the pay it forward principle that when you help someone and open a door for their future they will be able to do the same for someone else and soon a ripple effect will occur creating a culture of giving back for a better world. With a passion for lecturing she is currently helping students from different schools with maths classes and skills out of goodwill. However now she is struggling as the groups are becoming bigger regarding resources and facilities. She fights for a brighter future for these children and she brings hope to the hopeless youth. As growing up teenagers we all have dreams and making those dreams depends on our present moments. Recently she organised an event in Guguletu that I had the pleasure to attend, for the youth regarding how to obtain bursaries, to me the expo was more about bursaries, because in one of the topics I realise that most of the township youth are not sure what career paths to follow, meaning it had everything to do with career exhibitions as well, with the help of motivational speakers sharing information about their success, careers and obtaining the correct information about bursaries. The entire event was a success and the major goal was achieved. Lerato has a vision in life, there is a saying kwa Xhosa “vuka uzenzele” (wake up and do it yourself), she does wonderful things, she is indeed an inspiration in our life’s and we need more people like her in this nation. We need leaders like Lerato that reinvest her time, knowledge and skill back into her community supporting the upliftment of our youth. A leader that is not selfish in keeping her personal growth to herself but rather utilise what she knows, embracing her background for the positive while wanting the best for others. Let us support these leaders who invest in the cause to develop more successful youngsters who can also give back in terms of mentoring our society. Some kids just need the support and motivation, just a word of encouragement to say “I believe in you, you can go far and do it!” It all forms part of the journey to uplift a more successful community that strives for unity having one spirit of harmony. I sincerely hope that this article will awaken some leaders to do the same as Lerato.

All about Fashion

Stylish appearance is a very important part of human life. Correct choice of clothing for right season, give your taste a gorgeous profile and force people to have a high respect for your unique beauty all the time. In today's fashionable world, what you dress plays a key part in inducing up your image. Getting outfitted in suitable clothing is of great importance to show a fit to be seen appearance. Fashion is an important part in every human life especially for women. Include stylish clothing in your closet can make you stand cool from a crowd. These days fashion clothing is easy to get to in many designs and fabrics giving you a perfect latest look. These Fashions clothing can add more style, colour and a sophisticated or sexy tone to your outfit. There are large variations of apparel items available in this fresh seasonal style with large collection of styles, colours and shapes designed by world famous brands. As women have everlasting collection of clothing styles for both formal and casual wear, it will become easy for them to look good without struggle. These clothes are changing as the season changes. Maxi dresses, pants, shorts, skirts, skinny jeans, shirts, trousers etc Women are achieving new combinations in their clothing. Diverse styles in clothing are the type to speedy your own personality elegance. Different clothes and their naturality have brought more flexibility in the appearance of the women. Women also consider carrying hand bags and wearing jewellery as style statement. A wide collection of hand bags with different styles designs for women are available in the market. Bags made with leather are famous throughout the world because of their value and texture (lasting longer) and styles. Jewellery items make fabulous impact on everyone woman's personality. A wide collection of different styles and designs of varied forms of jewellery items are available including ear rings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, chains etc. These stylish and stunning jewellery items are made from different metals such as; diamond, gold, silver, platinum and many others. This is a good influence on how to buy your different clothing items and actually looking fabulous amongst people.

Get it with NSFAS!
Coming from disadvantaged communities and families, to one it is very difficult not to think twice about going to University after matric, it is constant to worry about fees. Now without getting the proper information from the institution itself this can be a pretty daunting task. There is a little information on how to go about acquiring a student loan. The National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is available from Cape Peninsula University of Technology -CPUT. NSFAS loans are funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training and it is awarded to the financially needy and academically deserving students from South Africa.Depending on your year results, up to 40% these funds could be converted to a Bursary. Payment terms are; repaying the study loan once you start earning a salary, however in order to qualify one should be registered at an accredited institution. Application forms are available at the Financial Aid Office, level 5 of the Administration Building (entrance via the Students Centre) Cape Town Campus. Obtain a bursary/loan application form, from the Financial Aid helpdesk, complete and return it by the closing date. Information shared for a better future for all with NSFAS now you can.