Daily Archives: November 28, 2016

National Library commemorates Dr Phillemon Buti Skhosana at KwaMhlanga,

The National Library of South Africa commemorate Dr Phillemon Buti Skhosana, IsiNdebele word smith

The National Library of South Africa in partnership with the Mpumalanga Department of Sports Culture and Recreation, Thembisile Hani Local Municipality and Isiyalo Writer Association will be commemorating Dr Phillemon Buti Skhosana, the late IsiNdebele word smith.

Dr Skhosana Memorial lecture will be delivered on the 30 November 2016 at KwaMhlanga Legislative Hall. Traditional leaders, government officials, academics, authors, family members and local communities will grace this occasion with jubilation for the role he played in dedicating his life in preserving and promoting IsiNdebele language and culture national and international.

Dr Skhosana was a classical author who published numerous IsiNdebele books and served as chairperson of IsiNdebele language Board under the PanSALB umbrella.

Source: Government of South Africa

Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams awards Gauteng learners with Film and Television Production Skills Certificate

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, will on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 recognise the stellar achievements of learners who have successfully completed the Film and Television Skills Programme.

These are 24 Gauteng learners who will be handed their Statement of Results and awarded a Certificate of Completion in Film and Television Production; an NQF level 5 qualification.

The training provider, Atos, has further committed to place 30% of the learners who successfully completed the programme at various companies in the media and ICT sectors. Such placement is currently underway.

The Film and Television Production Skills Programme emanates from the 2015 Budget Vote wherein the Deputy Minister committed to partner with relevant stakeholders to train young people on online video editing software. The partnership was concluded with MICT SETA, with Atos engaged as the training provider.

The skills programme is aimed at upskilling unemployed youth and graduates with television and television production skills, thus enabling them to respond to the digital media environment.

In its pilot year, the programme benefitted 150 leaners and was rolled out at three centres in the Eastern Cape (70), Western Cape (40) and Gauteng (40).

Source: Government of South Africa

MEC Albert Fritz hosts 16 Days of Activism public awareness campaign in Cape Town Station

As part of our 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Child Abuse campaign, the Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will lead an awareness and public outreach initiative at the Cape Town Station during peak morning rush hour.

The aim is to reach as many as possible with our message calling for people to Speak Out, encouraging victims to move from Silence To Strength.

MEC Fritz will be joined by a team of departmental social workers and experts from Victim Empowerment Programme.

The Department spends the greatest proportion of its budget (R645-million) on services to women and children. This public outreach initiative will see us distribute information leaflets and raise awareness around where and how to access the Departments services for women and children.

Source: Government of South Africa

Premier Supra Mahumapelo conveys condolences to Lobelo family

Premier Supra Mahumapelo has expressed his profound sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the Lobelo family and people of Greater Taung Local Municipality, on the passing away of Mr Kaone Lobelo, former Executive Mayor of Greater Taung Local Municipality and Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality respectively, who died last night on a car accident.

Lobelo was also the Chairperson of SALGA in North West for five years, from 2011 until October 2016.

According to police report, Lobelo lost control of the bakkie he was driving, which overturned on the road between Reivilo and Taung. The 58 year old Lobelo was reportedly trapped in the car and was certified dead on the scene by the emergency services personnel.

Conveying his sincere condolences, the deeply saddened Mahumapelo said, We have learnt with great shock of this tragic incident. During this time of morning, our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the late Mr Kaone Lobelo, whose death is a great loss to not only the people of Greater Taung Local Municipality, but the entire province.

We wish to pay our tribute to this great man, a leader who has served the North West Province with diligence and distinction.

At the time of his death, Lobelo was the Deputy Chairperson of the North West Provincial Geographical Names Committee, appointed by the MEC for Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs, the position he held for two terms, since 2009. He also served as the Chairperson of this committee for terms, between 2003 and 2009.

Expressing her deep shock at the untimely death of Mr Lobelo, MEC for Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs Mme Ontlametse Mochware said, The tragic news on the passing on of one of our own, Mr Kaone Lobelo is saddening. Death has robbed us of a competent, passionate and dedicated leader of the provincial Geographical Names Committee. May his soul rest in peace.

A case of culpable homicide is being investigated by the Reivilo police.

Source: Government of South Africa