IEE Foundation gives sanitary products to Lion Park learners

Ingiphile Emanuel Education (IEE) Foundation VISITED Lion Park Primary school on 7 June and provided much needed sanitary pads to more than one hundred pupils.

Students and teachers attended the event alongside motivational speakers and other stakeholders.

In an interview, IEE Foundation co-founder Lutendo Emanuel Simethi said most of the students are from poor backgrounds and their parents cannot afford to buy pads for their children.

“Teachers were now assisting to buy sanitary towels to their pupils,” Simethi said. “It is very important for a girl child to be supported with proper sanitation. That is why we decided to chip in and assist the school. We help them so that they go to school every time even during their menstruation days.”

Out of their love for education, Lutendo Emanuel Simethi and Penelope Nkosi founded IEE Foundation in early 2019. The foundation caters for the less privileged learners and also works with public schools to promote health though proper sanitation. They also offer motivational speaking and Life coaching to the learners. 

Statement by Gauteng Premier David Makhura on the appointment of the Executive Council

29 May 2019 

Since assuming office as Premier of Gauteng exactly a week ago and having clearly understood the new mandate given to the 6th Administration, I have given serious thought about the women and men who would constitute the new Executive Council. *In terms of section 132 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, I have decided to constitute the Executive Council in the 6th Administration as follows:* *Panyaza Lesufi: ​MEC for Finance and e-Government**Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko (Ms): MEC for Education**Faith Mazibuko (Ms): ​MEC for Community Safety**Lebogang Maile: ​MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and COGTA**Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe (Ms): ​MEC for Social Development**Jacob Mamabolo: ​MEC for Public Transport and Road Infrastructure**Tasneem Motara (Ms): ​MEC for Infrastructure Development and Property Management**Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: ​MEC for Economic Development,​Agriculture and Environment**Mbali Hlophe (Ms): ​MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation**Dr Bandile Masuku: ​MEC for Health* This team collectively represents the ANC’s accumulated governance experience, new energy and fresh ideas required to fulfill the mandate of the 6th Administration, of Growing Gauteng Together.These newly-appointed MECs will put the interest of the people first and meet the highest ethical and service delivery standards in the conduct of their work.     *The Members of the Executive Council will be sworn-in on Thursday 30 May 2019 at Emoyeni Conference Centre.* At the Swearing-In Ceremony, I will address the media and further elaborate on what is expected from the team.  *All media are invited to attend.* Details are as follows:*Date:* 30 May 2019*Time:* 10h00*Venue:* Emoyeni Conference Centre15 Jubilee Road, Parktown Issued by the Gauteng Provincial Government *For media enquiries contact Thabo Masebe on 082 410 8087 or* For media releases, speeches and news visit the GautengProvincial Government's portal at

Radebe hopeful Percy Tau gets shot in English Premier League

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Lucas Rabede is hopeful Percy Tau will one day get a chance to play for Brighton and Hove Albion in the English Premier League.

Tau signed a four-year deal with Brighton at the start of the recently concluded season but then spent 2018/19 on loan at Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium's second division.

The 25-year-old proved his worth by being named Player of the Season in that division though it is a few steps down from England's top flight.

As such, Radebe, who is a legend for former EPL outfit Leeds United, remains optimistic that Tau can one day make the breakthrough for the Seagulls despite work permit issues.

He said: "It is difficult for Percy, if I were to put myself in his shoes, my ambition and aspiration is to play at the highest level and then you realise there are rules and requirements to be able to do so, it becomes demoralising.

"But at the same time, you've been signed by a big club so you might as well make the utmost best of it in terms of where you are

"To be honest, for me, I don't think he deserves that. I think he deserves to be where he's put his signature and actually play. But of course, we've got to adhere to the rules.

"I feel bad for him, but I think he's doing his best where he's been placed in Belgium, and I hope that he does eventually get an opportunity to play in the English Premier League."

Disadvantaged mothers remembered on Mother’s Day

“Mothers have the ability to raise a nation,” said Mrs. Tammy Taylor South Africa semi-finalist Nteseng Chuene on 12 May at the informal settlement of Malatje in Lanseria. South Africa celebrates this powerful influence of mothers each year on Mother’s Day. “But most of the mothers in Malatje have no idea of Mother’s Day,” she said.

Chuene partnered with Ngizweni Initiative Program to celebrate Mother’s Day with the informal settlement women to encourage them to love their children and continue raising them well.

“We wanted to show mothers that they have the ability to raise a nation,” Chuene said, “and give us all a brighter future.”

Chuene said that the Malatje women who understood the meaning of Mother’s Day had never celebrated it before due to their poverty.

It is important to show love to all mothers whether or not the mother is your biological parent, Chuene said.

“I grew up in a community where we were not just raised by our parents but by the community at large,” Chuene said. “We were taught to respect, show love to and treat every elder person in the street with ubuntu. Older people had the right to correct you and if you rebelled, they would report you to your parents.”

Malatje residents said they were happy to be included in the celebrations.

“The mothers who came were so touched by the generosity and we are very thankful for the successful event,” said Lerato.

She added that women were inspired to realise that it is possible to achieve anything in life, no matter where you come from.

“We have realised that we as mothers we should appreciate our children, listen to them and encourage them to do well in life” she said. “The roses we received on May 12 mean a lot to us because we cannot afford them.”

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