Annikie Rabohlale visited Limpopo Schools to Super-charge Confidence of Village Pupils

Annikie Rabohlale, a young women who was recently crowned Supreme Majesty Empress South Africa 2020 has visited 2 schools in Limpopo, at her home village. The purpose of her visit was to donate sanitary towels to the village pupils.

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“I have donated sanitary towels with a great aim to destroy the mental barrier wall of hindrance that enslave rural villagers into thinking and believing that success is foreign and their purpose is to forever witness it on Television and congratulate others”, said Annikie Rabohlale.

Annikie tackled this projects with an inspiration from her campaign #undefiable which means “the limits you are ever going to experience in life are those that you set yourself”.

With a help from his brother, Alphy Rabohlale, Annikie was able to manage the project successfully.

“I felt a strong need to come back home in Limpopo with my beautiful crown to inspire and encourage students that no matter how lavish success looks, you need not to be lavish to attain it”, said Annikie.

Adding that only ambitious, enthusiastic and hardworking is needed to attain success.

“We are twice as capable, all we need to do is to tap into our uniqueness and greatness, embrace it, acknowledge who we are, our strength and weaknesses. Let go of what we can not change or in control of and focus on what we can control, is never our background, life experiernce and circumstances that defines us but our mindset”, said Annikie.

Annikie said that the learners were very happy and excited to see her as one of them and to be represented in such a pride.

During her visit, she was pleased to hear the kids thanking her for visiting them and reminding them that they matter and also fueling their confidence to keep them going.

Mr Somo, a teacher from Motlishi Secondary School welcomed them and and he was also happy and proud to see Annikie motivating the kids.

Another teacher, Mr Masebe from Mmamolope Secondary School was filled with happiness and amazed by how young Annikie Rabohlale is but yet managed to achieve so much in her life.

Annikie said she’s hoping to go back to Limpopo as the schools had asked her to pay them another visit.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Busisiwe Mkhwebane Leave Words for 2020 To Lehlabile Learners

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane visited Lehlabile Secondary School On Wednesday in Mamelodi East, Gardens.

This happened after the school had an open day for learners and invited various speakers from different institutions including Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club and Members of the ANC to motivate and inspire the kids for the year 2020.

“The purpose of the day was to motivate leaners to shoot for the stars as they were reopening schools and to also introduce new opportunities and careers they can choose if they do well at school”, said Daizy Diamond Tlailane, Founder of Queendom. Organisation.

Daisy added that she feels that the event had a great impact on the learners and have learned a lot from Mrs Mkhwebane, as she has mentioned that you can achieve anything regardless of the challenges you face or background they are coming from.

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“It is a great impact and sense of motivation and inspiration. Usually people of her caliber don’t attend such events they instead send their representatives and don’t stay for the whole event . Our public protector came before even the event start and stayed until the and and also an honor to be in the same room with such greatness because we also get to be inspired”, said Daizy Diamond Tlailane.

Other speakers were including Miss Mamelodi Sundowns, 2020 Princesses from Gauteng and other provinces, Miss Bachelorette Finalist 2020 who were also invited to inspire learners.

The school is not yet reached for a comment.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Disappointed about matric results? Here is what to do

It has been a long and frantic year for matric students, worked hard to achieve good marks at the end of the year 2019. Some of them sacrificed their hobbies, had sleepless nights and only focused on their studies.

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Although hard work pays, some students still worked hard but didn’t achieve as good results as they have expected.

If you worked hard and didn’t do well in your exams that’s not a train smash!

Fortunately, there are options you can go for to better things. Thins options are good for you to brighten your future.

  1. Take a bridging course : This is as good as re-doing your subjects but not exactly the same thing. Here you will be taking short courses to improve your marks and even achieve a degree/diploma qualification which in turn will help you to get to the varsity.
  2. Ask for a remark: If you know that you worked hard for your exams and feel that is not a fair mark you have got then ask for a remark, although your marks might not be changed so much but who knows they will be good enough to get you to varsity?
  3. Redo some subjects: Redoing your subjects doesn’t necessary mean you thick it means you want and deserve better! This will give you an opportunity to focus on few subjects and get good results, less work, less pressure and better results!
  4. Register for supplementary exams: Although there are requirement to obtain before qualifying for supplementary, this is still a good choice to go for in order to improve your marks to get to a senior level. You have until 31 January to apply. This is what you need qualify for a supplementary exam , click here>

By: Fortunate Machaba

Vlakfontein Tops Mamelodi Schools With Matric Results

Vlakfontein Secondary School is known to be the top achieving school with 2019 matric results in Mamelodi.

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The school achieved 98,1 % pass rate followed by well known best achieving and every year top achieving school Ribane- laka with 96.9% beating all other 12 high schools in Mamelodi. Amongst this High Schools in Mamelodi, Ikamva Youth Orgaisation which works hand in hand with school around Mamelodi to build on on intensify what they have taught learners in the classroom and help student with extra lessonsThe school achieved 85% pass rate.

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“I knew my students struggled during the year so the results are a quiet surprise”, said Neo Rakoma, the Ikamva Youth branch coordinator.

According to source, the schools in Mamelodi were not producing good results but have improved in 2019.

Reports shows many students who have achieved good results including distinctions and bachelor pass.

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Other schools that produced good results were Vukani Mawethu Secondary School with 95.8% pass rate, Tsako Thabo Secondary School 90,3%, J Kekana Secondary School (84,1%), Jafta Mahlangu Secondary School (93,42%), Lehlabile Secondary School (90,6%), Mamelodi Secondary School (94,4%), Somafco (93,3%), Modiri Secondary School (73%), Phateng Secondary School (90%), Rephafogile Secondary School (93%), Stanza Bopape Secondary School (96,1%) and Bona Lesedi Secondary School produced (84,4%).

By: Fortunate Machaba

TJ Fitness hosting Anti-Drugs Campaign in Pheladi Nakene Primary School

TJ Fitness is currently hosting an Anti-drug abuse campaign at Pheladi -Nakene primary school in Mamelodi West Pretoria.

“We have realised that there is a lot of drugs issues in schools, so it is an awareness to stop it. Kids performance is to show that this is where the should rather spend their time doing rather than waste it with drugs”, said Thabo Lepule, from TJ Fitness.

“I believe that the education we received today as learners from Pheladi they will change us and I feel good about what has happened today at our school”, said one of the learners, Boitumelo Kgaphola.

A social worker and representative from Mental Health, Sophie Monkwe shared the impacts, causes, and consequences of using drugs to the kids. On her statement she mentioned that people who uses drugs approach them for assistance and they do give them assistant they need.

“Do not start smoking drugs and focus on your studies”, said Sophie Monkwe.

Rev Divhani Tshivhula representative from Mamelodi Men’s Forum (MMF) was fist to open an event of the day with a prayer and singing praise and shared a word of God.

Activities such as, gumboots dance, poets, dancing group, as part of the event were performed by the kids.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Anti-drugs campaign to be hosted in Pheladi-Nakene primary school

“Learners against drugs” campaign is expected to take place on the 11th of September in Pheladi-Nakene Primary School, in Mamelodi west.

There will be activities such as drama, poetry, dances and music that will be carried out during the day to entertain while educating the kids.

Report from South African Police Service (SAPS) is expected to be presented on the day. More updates to follow.

By: Fortunate Machaba

#ConversationWithYou Event Was Successfully Ran 1MAN

The event on Saturday 31 August 2019, #ConversationWithYou was a success at Pretoria near Bosman.

The event was about bridging the gap between parents and teenagers, under the question of Who failed Who? It has become an inevitable truth that teenagers find parents to be boring due the their custom ways of life and on the other side there are parents who do not understand their children.

The whole purpose of the event was to bring about solutions admits this social illness that are faced by broken families. The audience largely expressed that indeed, they never put themselves in parents shoes and parents did admit they are not willing to relearn.

“I would say, it may not gone according to my plans because what transpired was bigger than my expectations. We had 50 people in attendance and most of them where people l knew”, said Howard Zondo, the event hoster and Founder and Author of Young Black and Powerful.

During the event, Kabelo Mabona, the author of Forgiveness is a journey was a speaker of the day, they had poetry performance by Tshiamo Moyo and Sharon Sindane and Selokela Molamodi, William Baloyi were MC of the day, motivational talk from Oshebeng Mochaka and the New Generation of Eagles did a drama performance.

Howard Zondo said the audiences were very positive and interactive during the event, and some did express they had been carrying pain all along but did not have the platform to do so. That to me speaks of the achievement l yearned to achieve from the event.

The only challenge Zondo faced was marketing and reaching people.

At the event there was a time were people got emotional, as people were sharing some of their touchy situations they have gone through in their lives. However, there was also a time to laugh!

“I am very happy with how everything unfolded; l would not have done it myself without my selfless team of YBP; Lucky Gira and Tokelo Hlagala. From the responses, people want more of these events, meaning the third #ConversationWithYou happening in November for Boys Indaba will be a success”, said Zondo.

The only thing l did in the morning was to pray and let God take charge.

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Howard Zondo also used the event as a platform to talk about his books, sharing with other authors who were part of the event and some purchased Lessons from a Domestic Worker and Young Black and Powerful books.

Zondo said he would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who made the day a success even in absentia.

By: Fortunate Machaba