Ishmiza SA brings back hope to Zandspruit youngsters


Qhwala Fam co-founder Ishmael Masuku popularly known as “Ishmiza SA” abided by his mission earlier this year, as he revived depressed underrated soccer players back into the pitch and brought back ambition to some young drug addicts in the community of honeydew.

The young propitious musician who dwells in Zandspruit instigated the initiative in 2016 collaborating closely with Siyabonga Banda and Vitos. The initiative  could not  prosper, initially, due to lack of interest by some of the young soccer players who dealt with troubling issues endured in the community.

Three years down the line Ishmiza SA decided to revive the initiative by targeting narcotic users to further their dreams through soccer. Mighty Madrid FC was then formed, which so far is one of the best team in honeydew. The team has initially played 15 matches and in these matches they have managed to win 13 games and have only lost twice this year.

“Stoping drug abuse and bringing back hope in the hearts of each vulnerable kid in my community has always been my motto”,Ishmiza SA said.

“I saw an opportunity to transform the situations that these kids encounter and through this team I have acknowledged that second chances are always obstructed by each individual’s mentality”, He added. “Some of these players are quite good participants on the field, they only desire support and encouragement which might lead them into playing for great team’s such as Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs”.

“We will be playing against Orlando Pirates development team on the 27th of March which will be a friendly match and we would kindly like your support, please come through in numbers”, Ishmiza SA concluded.

Diepsloot cricket club promoted to senior Sunday League 5.

Gauteng Cricket Board promoted Diepsloot junior club into Sunday senior League 5 early this year.

The league kicks off later this year across some communities in Gauteng, in order to ensure sports is developed in South African communities.

Formed by Salman Khan in 2013, Diepsloot Cricket Club is a team that is Gauteng Cricket Board registered and playing its third season in SU8 (Sunday league 8) with junior & senior teams. The team was formed prior to Mr. Khan’s understanding of the conditions endured by most youths in Diepsloot. He saw a vision to establish an ultimate resolution to reduce crime, drugs, high level of unemployment among youth’s in the community of Diepsloot through Cricket.

The Initiative proves sincere involvement that is socially based on empowering young stars to be better leaders in their community. Mr. Khan’s vision brings a great impact in this community and through sports Mr Khan believes that it enhances change and absolute chances that young talented kids can better their lives.

Besides the lack of resources like proper cricketing gear, kits and equipment which are most of the challenges that the team are facing at the moment, it seems nothing will deprive the teams confidence as the hype is at the top of the trophy to an extend of proving that the team will win this upcoming session. At the moment the team is showing absolute resilience and perseverance to survive and stabilize a club and some of the players are of exceptional talents in batting and bowling.

“Sports has always been a fundamental element that unites people,” said Mr. Khan. “And through sports you can educate a child to do wonderful things with the talent they pose.”

“I don’t want the dreams of these kids to be lost drastically,” Mr. Khan explained. “We need your help to make these kids dreams a reality.” “We look for all kinds of support in donation, financial assistance or strategic partner to resource mobilization.” Mr. Khan concluded.

Nate Africa raises level with his new single

Local Producer, Song Writer and Vocalist Nate Africa brought a stand still moment on all major digital platforms with his new single ‘You and I’ as it reached over 11 000 downloads when you combine all the digital platforms in just a month of its release.

Nataniel Guambe born on the 6th of august 1993, popularly known as Nate Africa, is a multitalented optimistic artiste with a vision set to uplift the craft of music broadly across the world. Natured by the sounds of Africa, Nate developed his love of music from stories that were practically brewed in the place that he grew up. He was raised by his parents in Muldersdrift informal settlement.

The well-acclaimed Nate Africa began his musical career in the early year of 2015, since then he never looked back. Each single is formally composed and produced under his knowledge, the same knowledge he transcends to other upcoming artiste in his community through true life experiences possessed in his songs.

Following his jump start into the industry Nate later that year went on releasing songs, and his first outbreak to the people was when he released his first single titled "My Nig*#s" which he dedicated to everyone who loves or hates his music. In that same year the single managed to reach about 13000 downloads digitally.

The artiste acquired massive trends with the new single and has been featured in several Radio and TV stations including being on one of the biggest shows called One Mic that air's on SABC 1. Nate also had his latest single play listed and interviewed in an international radio station in the United States of America called Side Radio station.

"I am international, entirely loved by my nation, the same nation that introduced the greats of this country to the world," Nate said.

"Each step I take leads the other step" Nate expressed. "However, as an artiste I feel unacknowledged by the department of arts, I believe that am not only speaking for myself but for all artiste in the North. I certainly believe that the department of arts is not doing enough to assist local artiste they are not familiar with especially in the North."

"What I have always used to motivate myself is self-love and hard work which is currently working for me," Nate explained in an Interview with the Chronicle. "With that note I edge every single artiste despite of your situation never give up and never have the thought that you will never make it."

New water meter boxes get underway in Cosmo City

Johannesburg Water department finally pronounced and granted the allocation of new efficient reliable prepaid water meter boxes in all households around the community of Cosmo city which began early this year.

The project reflects to the extensive loss of water payments that an average of about 70% of our residents eventually does not pay throughout. Prior to this year, the government always urged residents to acquire replacements of their old boxes for new ones which is certainly adequate and much brilliantly developed.

The new water meter box named Lesira which is a class B water meter box with a height of about 1,5m’/h proves nothing but the best that Johannesburg water can offer, the new box brings assurance that tendencies of tempering and bridging water has finally reached to its end and will no longer exist in the community.  

It’s quite profound to understand that mistakes can occur unfortunately, however fortunate enough this is not a mistake or an indecisive decision from the department. The project is a way forward for the community, a collaboration that requires both connection between residents and the workers from the water department, basically this intend that residents should allow the exchange of their old water meter boxes with the new efficient Lesira.

“I have been a resident in this community for a decade and most of us hardly even pay our water bills,” Said Mr Radebe.

“When all of us moved from Sgodipola 11 years ago I used to buy prepaid water but since most of the majority had the same tendency of bridging water it then became a norm that most of us joined”. Mr Radebe added.

“However it’s about time that we follow the law and with these new water meter boxes our paths can be clear of fraud”. 

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