An awareness on Substance Abuse

Diepsloot police in partnership with South African National Council on Alcoholism (SANCA), South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), Lawyers Against Abuse, Department of Social Development and other local stakeholders recently converged in Diepsloot extension 13 to raise an awareness among young people about the dangers of substance.

The stakeholders shared valuable information with the community in an effort to address the problems of substance abuse among young people.

“The community, particularly young people, was sensitized about substance abuse,” said Diepsloot police spokesperson Captain Tinyiko Mathebula. “They were given information on places they should go to for help when they experience this problem.”

The police pleaded with the community to report those who are selling drugs or are involved in any illegal activities by contacting crime stop number on 08600 10111 or by contacting the local police. The police further urged the community to continue partnering with the police by playing an active role in the fight against crime. 

Outstanding CPF members awarded

Honeydew Community Policing Forum (CPF)  awarded its two outstanding members on  11 March 2021 with certificates of appreciation for the roles that they play in the commnity

Kenneth Lekalakala and Jon Rosenberg where both presented with the certificates for heading up CPF’s voluntary patrollers Program.

Lekalakala  oversees Sector 4 which covers the Cosmo City and Zandspruit area. Under the patrollers program, Lekalakala works with hundreds of CPF members to combat crime in the community.

Rosenberg oversees the Sector 1,2 and 3 areas which covers areas like, Bromhof, Sundowner, Randpark Ridge, Weltevredenpark, Little Falls, Strubensvalley, Radiokop, Honeydew and Ruimsig to name a few. This program currently has nearly 60 patrollers in the area.

Announcing on their social media Facebook Page, Honey Dew CPF stated: “We are grateful to have people like Kenneth and Jon who offer up their spare time to drive the patrollers programs. We also appreciate their teams dedication who offers up their own time to keep the community safe!”

Responding to the overwhelming congratulatory messages from community members, Rosenberg said he is honored to have received  the certificate of appreciation.“it’s a team effort, and the certificate is shared with each and every one of the Patrollers.

You guys and girls are awesome, and it’s a privilege working with you all.

Be proud of what you do, you are making a difference in our community.

Thank you for your time and dedication, it doesn’t go unnoticed, and is much appreciated!”

Should you wish to join the Sector 1, 2 or 3 program get in touch with Jon Rosenberg on 082 450 2305 and all the information can be provided to you. ���R�~�

UMnyovu pays tribute to his late Zulu King

UMnyovu is hurt by the passing on of his Zulu king


Zandspruit’s Maskandi pride and joy, Khulekani UMnyovu Mchunu from Nongoma, the birthplace of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuZulu has paid tribute to the Zulu Monarch following his departure.


“In the Zulu culture, a king doesn’t die but Iyakhothama (meaning it bows down),” Mnyovu quickly corrected in respect to the late traditional leader.

UMnyovu was born and bred in Nongoma not too far from the Kwakhethomthandayo Royal Palace which was one of his homes and resting place of the king.

The proud Zulu traditional singer uttered the following words to the King and his fans mourning his departure. “Beautiful nation of KwaZulu-Natal let’s try and be comforted by the passing of the Lion, our father and King of our nation. Let us always be reminded of all the good deed that he has done for our nation. I agree, the pain is overwhelming, but His spirit will forever be with us, guiding us as he did when he was alive,” UMnyovu expressed.

Among many roles the King played, he was instrumental in peacekeeping, and he fought for the land distribution to the people, implemented health campaigns for his people and also encouraged young women to remain pure until marriage through the annual reed dance.

About Mnyovu’s musical journey, he said it all started as a young rural boy who would emulate some of the renditions that were performed by his father, a guitarist, and brother of songs of the late great Maskandi artist uMfaziomnyama, and living music legend Hhashielimhlophe.

In 2014, Mchunu decided to take his talent seriously after realizing the potential he had and the message he wanted to get across using his voice.

Since realizing this talent, UMnyovu has independently released two albums under his production company Ezomnyovu productions, which also produces short films.

Currently, he is to release the much-anticipated music video for his hit single Niyangzonda (You guys hate me) – a song he wrote when he felt that he was being overlooked by the industry colleagues, friends, and family because of his economic struggles.

The music video drops at the end of the month.

Follow him on Facebook as Khulekani UMnyovu Wabantu.

Baker’s Dozen offers Side Hustle opportunities

Baker’s Dozen is offering entrepreneurial opportunities to community members through its Side Hustle Moves program.

The Side Hustle Moves mainly focuses on baking services and product sales, said Vusi Sokhulu of Bakers Dozen. Through the program, Baker’s Dozen and Cosmo FM 90.5 are running free demonstrations to show and teach community members how to use Baker’s Dozen products( pies, cakes, muffins, croissants, and more), to make money.

Baker’s Dozen offers cooking and baking demonstrations with different topics and products at its Cosmo Junction location in extension O on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month.

The first program took place on the 13th of February when experts showed community members how to prepare delicious food in the comfort of their homes.

“We are giving people an opportunity to make money from home,” Sokhulu said. “If they have passion for cooking and baking then they can attend our one-our prep course sessions.  Side hustle is something that is happening already because in almost every house they are selling Kotas. What I am saying is, if your option is Kota, why not pizza?”

Sokhulu said their aim is to sell their products in large quantities to the entrepreneurs.

“If you have an oven and the entrepreneurial spirit of making your own money,” Sokhulu said, “you can purchase our products and prepare them at home. Just follow our easy instructions on the packs.”

People who are interested to be part of The Side Hustle Moves can email info@bakersdozen.co.za

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