Gogo Rosemary Moyaba Volunteers To Run Food Bank For The Needy

Gogo Rosemary Mapula Moyaba volunteered to run a food bank to assist the needy in Mamelodi. The food bank started 2 years ago.

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“I started getting attention during Corona pandemic but I’ve started giving people food 2 years ago” said Rosemary Mapula Moyaba.

Her journey started with a family in far east of Mamelodi of kids with no parents, she usually visited the kids until one day when she found out that they had no food.

She’s working with Pakistani shop owners and local businesses to support the needy.

She also knocks door to door asking for food and clothes for the needy.

“I’ve assisted plus or minus 300 people during the lockdown, areas including Skierlek, Phase 3, 4 and 5 and extension 10. I’m not earning any money except for tenants money that I use on petrol and other needs”, said gogo Rosemary Mapula Moyaba.

Although Gogo Mapula enjoyhelping poeple in the community, she had came across challenges such as people not interested in putting hands in to the project she has started, funds and more people to assist in running the food bank in Mamelodi as she started the project on her own.

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She also received calls from community members who are the beneficiaries of the food bank insulting her and some claiming to have not received food parcels. She also got threatened by a beneficiary who threatened to get her arrested for exposing people that she helps.

“I’m helping because I know what is like to starve, I’m from a disadvantaged background, my childhood wasn’t any easy, I faced so many challenges as a child as well as growing up”, said gogo Rosemary Mapula Moyaba.

She added that the threats and insults didn’t discourage her and she will continue with the project.

According to her, since is Level 3 of lockdown in South Africa, most people are pulling out of the project but she still continues to knock door to door to those who are willing to help. Only her neibour is assisting her with the project at the moment.

Gogo Mapule is also one of Mams Radio presenters and running a slot called Afrika wa Kgalema, wa kgalema ka dipolelo, on Monday (7pm-9pm), Thurday (6pm-9pm) and Sunday (6pm -9pm) where they are tackling issues around culture and the importance of culture.

By: Fortunate Machaba

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

How To Stay Positive and Inspired In 2020

A new year is all about new beginnings, new things. If you are lucky, is new job, car or home and life to top it up. Keep the memories fresh and leave the past to pass with 2019.

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This year gives you a chance to set new goals, new adventure and keeping the positive and high spirit alive.

They usually say if you want a relationship work keep the sparkle alive! Do the same with your life, if you want things to work out in your life keep that positive spirit alive.

Some of you might have experience a lot bad things the previous year. The best thing to do is to keep your chin up, smile and stay inspired. Old has past and open a new chapter with fresh content.

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Look forward to good things in 2020, if you are positive about things in your life you will attract positivity.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Discover your own purpose; Discussion with Daisy Tlailana

Discover your purpose session titled “POWER OF PURPOSE” took place on Saturday in Mamelodi West, Pretoria with a local radio presenter Daisy Diamond Tlailana, Kakgiso Monyemonwa with an assistant from Kutlwano Zimu.

“It was a educative session where we were talking about purpose, how to align your passion with purpose and how to orchestrate ways of living a purpose driven life”, said Daisy Tlailana.

Young people from the community including local speakers, Howard Zondo (Author of Young Black and Powerful book), Edmond Masemola, and Nkosinathi gathered for the discussion and concluded that purpose it is within each and everyone one of them, everyone who attended seemed to have their own desires and had own definitions of purpose. Everyone needed to leave a mark in their lives for future purposes.

During her speech Daisy said, “Purpose is unique to each one of us, we can only learn from each other but can’t adopt the purposes of others, we must all discover our own”.

The youth gave a positive feedback to the session and said they learned something new that is going to propel them as a way forward, some even managed to discover their purpose that day after a short introspection was done as part of the day activity.The youth gave a positive feedback to the session and said they learned something new that is going to propel them as a way forward, some even managed to discover their purpose that day after a short introspection was done as part of the day activity.

“I’m glad young people were participating and were very interested and I feel that such events are very relevant to us as young people and I’m glad we are making progress as the youth of Mamelodi and finally drifting away from all the negativity around our region”, said Kgakgiso Monyemonwa.

Daisy said she has realised many young people are busy doing something with their lives, yet half of the work they do is not aligned with their purpose, such events are a wake up call to people who are not living to their fullest potential. She urged that events of this nature should be done to help others discover their purpose.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Empress South Africa 2019 warrior princess finalist leave words of motivation to young South Africans

“Quitting” does not exist in my world, Declares Empress SA 2019 warrior princess finalist!

Annikie Rabohlale, a 20 years-old Empress South Africa 2019, Warrior Princess, finalist from Mamelodi west, D5 urge young South Africans to stand a take a lead. She grew up in a village in Limpopo called Ga-Matlala Mmathongoana.

Annikie describes herself as an extrovert loving, amiable, persuasive, adores challenge and curious. She is a contending for Empress South Africa 2019 as a Worrior Princess, finalist, studying a BA in journalism degree and do radio presenting part -time with DeepGroove Radio.

Annikie believes that women can lead, they have a lot of power and influence. “As a daughter, sister and future mother, I believe that as women we have the power and influence we need, thus I’d urge us to take a responsibility to nuture and grow our sons to become dignified, to behave and protect women”.

According to the website, Empress South Africa is the first and largest online based beauty contest in the world. Empess SA is a powerful influencer network in SA using the Beauty with Brains & Purpose platform.

Annikie mentioned that although she has always been enthusiastic and driven, Empress South Africa has thoroughly refined her into a women she is today, by granting her an opportunity to empower and be empowered. “It has instilled me with an “Eagle” nature. I stand and deal! I’m no longer fearful, rejection and criticism are my best friends because if you never fail you will never win. Quiting does not exixt in my world”, said Annikie.

Annikie is own inspirator and her mother is her role model. On her statement she said: “seeing her pulling the stunts she’s pulling to secure our basic needs at home and playing a the father role simultaneously has made her believe that a woman is the full circle and within them there is power to create, nurture and transform.

Words of motivation from Annikie “Young girl stand up and deal, the world owes you nothing, look within and give yourself anything your soul is yawning for and make yourself a priority and it does not matter where you are coming from, you are not a product of your circumstances but of your decision”.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Sister’s Seminar Foundation & Family Of Christ Hosted Annual Youth Empowerment Event

Sister’s Seminar Foundation and Family of Christ together hosted an event on Saturday with a purpose to empower young women. The team believes that it is their responsibility to take charge and give back to the community, not only in Mamelodi but in South Africa as a whole. About 250 community members including youth turned up for the event.

“We saw that our youth needs a good motivation in their lives, so that is why we deiced to do a seminar”, said the Founder of Sisters Seminar, Thapelo Makopo.

The seminar was established in 2018 in August, first seminar annual huge amount of people turned up, about 150 and they decided to continue with the seminar. “Our aim for this year, 2019 was to focus on both genders, and the youth, to empower them with a theme Youth Empowerment Seminar Gender Base Violence, Business Session and Motivation since well we have victims of gender base and connections in business, we know people who are doing business in their lives, we know motivational speakers , that is why we decided to come with other angle that will pull many people to the event”, said the Thapelo Makopo.

He added that the Seminars that are hosted in August are to empower youth to show them that is it possible, doesn’t matter where they are coming from but what matters the most is where you’re going with your life.

Speakers from various places came to support as well as to participate at the seminar. Speakers such as Thulani Mphahlele, Sfiso, Happy Simelane, Nontlantla V, Thato Nyathi, Pear Miss Africa 2019, Glen Lee-Jones, Mangi, Aobakwe, Mangi, Letlotlo, Prof Bishop Dipuo, Howard Zondo, Mr Mbelengwa, Oratilwe Mashigo, as well as poets including: Sharon Sindane, Katheliah, Mpendulo, Tumisho Rabalao, Banetse, Promise, Sister Hlogs, Mpendulo Skhosana and Buhle. Some of the speakers touched on the issue of gender base, some were there to motivate the youth and some to entertain them. Vukani Mawethu Choir participated in the event as well as Clique Crew, Ekzotic music group took initiative to perform on stage. Other participants such us Charity Masha, Future Miss SA Ambassador, Thando Chabalala, Miss Mamelodi 2019 and Khutso Matlala, Miss Teen SA Finalist & Miss Damelin were there to support the Sisters Seminar event.

“You were born with a purpose that the wold cannot do without” said Glen Leece-Jones, one of the motivational speakers of the day.

“When I got on stage, with my Empress sash, everyone wondered what does she have in store for us, and I had everything positive and my level of confidence spoke volumes. They were amused and they gave me an impression that we depend on you Annikie, you are a future leader, not only on the impression but the comments I got after that. I was asked to speak on the spur of the moment and still without worrying about preparations I owed it!”, said Annikie Rabohlale, Empress SA Finalist.

She added and said that she felt proud of the Seminar because the township like Mamelodi didn’t really have such as empowerment sessions like seminars, the only thing that Mamelodi is known for is turning up at Clubs or Tarvens and such things so seeing different women from different dimension of lives, backgrounds from different cultures and beliefs coming together to empower one another, to encourage success, and where we are headed as a country we know that haven’t accumulated everything that we are yearning for, that I saw on Saturday is promising one can affirm that indeed the future looks bright because we are in an era where women believe in themselves, where they believe is not enough until they stand up to themselves so I personally felt proud and empowered by sisters standing together and planning on how to take each other through to the bright future.

Pastor in his statement said that the event was educational and encourages to go fetch that dream, “As Sisters Seminar Foundation and Family of Christ host this kind of seminar every year, we think of hosting very often so we can empower young people and we are thinking that it should be a national road show where people can be educated about self-worth”, said Pastor Raphokoane.

The founder, Thapelo Makopo and his team of 15 members organised the event with their own money and with help from Street VIP, Mamelodi Sundowns and Mamz Grill bar with T-shirts. He said they are planning to have another seminar next year, 15 August 2020.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Student Motives Org Is Formed To Improve Reading In Communities

Founder and Director, Thabang Ngobeni and Deputy Director, Lebohang Malefane from Mamelodi East formed an NGO called Student Motives in 2015 with the aim to promote reading and also other forms of literature in the community. The organisation is currently running with a team of six members.

“Through our background and how we were raised as well as the struggle we see in the society, we want to tackle challenges and make change, we want to produce free thinkers, promote critical decision makers, we want to create a new forms of fighting drugs and substance abuse”, said Thabang Ngobeni, Director and Founder of the organisation.

He added that they want to enhance young thinking abilities and create a community of believers and innovators.

The NGO has before created programs where they donated clothes and school shoes to Matimba Community Care Centre, Cleaned the community clinic and Stanza Bopape High School, donated books at Ekhaya Lami Le Themba in Soshanguvhea and donated two wheelchairs to Itumeleng Monareng from Mamelodi East RDP.

The Director and Founder says in few years’ time they want to see their NGO as one of the leading NGO’s in the industry with fresh, creative and innovative initiatives. He added they are hoping to receive funds this year 2019, to donate toys and shoes during the festive season.

For any donation please contact Thabang Ngobeni on: 064 695 1555, or email him at: tillythabzz@gmail.com

By: Fortunate Machaba