Revelation Ndanganeni

Young ladies who have dreams of becoming models can look up to aspiring Miss Eagle South Africa participant, current semi-finalist Revelation Ndanganeni the Cosmo City beauty is 19 years old and an accounting student at Varsity College in Midrand in the North of Johannesburg.

Ndanganeni has always loved dressing up and believes that modelling will always make that easier and more fun. She loves painting, drawing and was a chess player at school. She volunteered at a Soup kitchen in Midrand called food for life, where they cook and distribute food to homeless people. She is still in the process of looking for an orphanage here in Cosmo City so she can volunteer.

Ndanganeni grew up in Cosmo City and went to Northern Academy College a boarding school in Polokwane in the Limpopo Province. She has always loved the world of modelling and wanted to be a Runway model, however because of her height 5.3ft; she could not, so she went into pageants and started taking her passion seriously after one of her friends encouraged her to enter a pageant called Miss Eagle South Africa (MESA).

Ndanganeni’s family and friends are her biggest support structure she said they push and motivate her to do her best in everything that she does. If she wins the competition, Revelation wants to be able to give back to the young ladies of Cosmo City by having pageants in Cosmo to help them gain their confidence so they can enter pageants too.

Miss Eagle South Africa believes in empowering young women and inspiring greatness in them, they believe that she can be an inspiration and able to make a difference in the country.  It is a pageant that gives women the platform to inspire and encourage the youth to spread their wings and achieve their dreams. A pageant that is in its first year of existence will have its crowning on 15 December 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre.  The pageant has four stages 1) Contestant level 2) Brand Ambassador level 3) Semi- finals level and 4) Finals level.

In South Africa models should be between 5.8ft m to 5.11m female and 5.9ft to 6.2ft for males in height for runway modelling.

To follow Revelation’s journey you can find her on social media Facebook and Instagram. On Facebook she is Revelation Ndanganeni Miss Eagle 2018 brand ambassador (soon to be changed) and on Instagram she is Revelation Ndanganeni MESA 2018.

 

 

 

 

Zandspruit illegal shacks still being built despite warning

Desperate home seekers in Zandspruit continue to build illegal shacks despite receiving several warnings, it has been learnt.

According to the sources close to this development, Zandspruit residents started building illegal shacks in January 2018, with the local authorities going against the process.

“This building process has been going on for a while. In April, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department came and removed all the illegal shacks.  I think the people who are building those shacks are desperately in need of shelter. That is why we see them continuing to erect shacks even though Metro Police had destroyed and removed everything in that plot.  So this thing will probably take time to end because when they seem determined to build the shacks by force,” said the source.

When Cosmo City Chronicle visited the site, people were busy erecting the shacks. The residents who spoke to this publication expressed their frustration about the situation.

“We are going through a very frustrating situation about these shacks. I have no place to stay, and I do not know where to go if I am to be evicted from this place. I am currently unemployed so I cannot afford to pay expensive rent. That is why I am building my shack in this plot,” said a shack dweller that identified himself only as Mabalane.

Another shack dweller, who preferred to be anonymous, said he does not understand why people should be prevented from settling in Zandspruit.

“When we came to occupy this plot, we were given permission by the owner of the plot. But now we are told that we are illegal. Surely, I do not understand this. We will see what will happen next, but people should understand that we are in need of homes,” he said.

In a telephone interview, ward 114 councillor Victor Mafinya said proper steps should be taken in order for the residents to occupy the land.

“I really understand their situation and I am supporting them. But such things need to be done in a proper way. They should be asking themselves why, for all these years, the land was not occupied. It was not occupied because it was reserved for development. When people invade the land through certain channels, they tend to interrupt the city’s development plan. If they want to occupy that piece of land, they must approach the municipality first and get registered,” he said.

Councillor Mafinya added that there are some irregularities to be solved before people occupy the land.

“Some people only want to get that land for business purposes, as they aim to benefit through rental payments.  Most of the people who want to occupy that land are just new to Zandspruit and some are not South Africans. We have people who have been in Zandspruit for 15 years, but they do not own any land. I think it is not fair to benefit the unknown people at the expense of the ones that have been in Zandspruit for long,” said Mafinya.


 

 

Procedures for reporting a missing person

What are the procedures for reporting a missing person, few people in Cosmo City know the correct way to report a missing person. So the Cosmo City Chronicle went to multipurpose and asked people what they think is the right way to report a missing person.

What is the correct way to report a missing person?

Moses Baloyi said you have to have the name of the person, date the person went missing and wait 24 hours before going to the police.

Merriam Chauke said you have to go to the police and report but she hasn’t had anyone she knows whose gone missing so she isn’t sure.

Pumza Nkumenge said she doesn’t know the correct procedure but she would bring a birth certificate or ID and a picture.

Sakhekile Moyo said you have to go to a police station nearest to you, print out a picture of the missing person and put out a notice on social media.

The correct way is according to Honeydew Police station

  • Go to the police, there is NO waiting period to report a missing person
  • Produce a photo, give the police a clear recent picture of the missing person
  • Give a complete description, last seen, clothes worn by the person as well as any useful information last seen, clothes worn by the person as well as any useful information
  • Complete a form, complete and sign a SAPS 55A form
  • Communicate with your investigating officer, get the investigating officers contact details and send them information that becomes available
  • Keep the investigating officer informed, if the missing person is found or returns voluntarily inform the investigating officer immediately

Lisa Daniso

What are the procedures for reporting a missing person, few people in Cosmo City know the correct way to report a missing person. So the Cosmo City Chronicle went to multipurpose and asked people what they think is the right way to report a missing person.

What is the correct way to report a missing person?

Moses Baloyi said you have to have the name of the person, date the person went missing and wait 24 hours before going to the police.

Merriam Chauke said you have to go to the police and report but she hasn’t had anyone she knows whose gone missing so she isn’t sure.

Pumza Nkumenge said she doesn’t know the correct procedure but she would bring a birth certificate or ID and a picture.

Sakhekile Moyo said you have to go to a police station nearest to you, print out a picture of the missing person and put out a notice on social media.

The correct way is according to Honeydew Police station

  • Go to the police, there is NO waiting period to report a missing person
  • Produce a photo, give the police a clear recent picture of the missing person
  • Give a complete description, last seen, clothes worn by the person as well as any useful information last seen, clothes worn by the person as well as any useful information
  • Complete a form, complete and sign a SAPS 55A form
  • Communicate with your investigating officer, get the investigating officers contact details and send them information that becomes available
  • Keep the investigating officer informed, if the missing person is found or returns voluntarily inform the investigating officer immediately

Students express their opinions about June 16

Students from various schools in Cosmo City have expressed their views about the forthcoming youth day on June 16. This was revealed when Cosmo City Chronicle held interviews with the students.

Every year on June 16, South Africa celebrates in order to recognise the role played by the youth during the apartheid era. This year’s celebration is running under the theme “Leave no child behind for Africa’s development”

Peanut Nqanda, a student at Blue Eagle High School said the day should be celebrated for bringing freedom in our education system.

“I think every South African youth should get an understanding of why we are celebrating youth day. From my point of view, helps me to understand how education has changed post-Apartheid for black people came into existence in our country.  Even if the protest was initiated by the youth of 1976, we should strive to put that in our educational context,” she said

She added that some students tend to take the youth day for granted.

“I have seen so many young people celebrating “June 16”. But I am not sure if it is supposed to be celebrated in such a way. In most cases, I have come across many students getting very drunk as a way of celebrating the youth day. Instead of spending the whole day commemorating the freedom of education, some students spend the day in taverns and end up finding themselves in dangerous situations due to alcohol,” said Nqanda.

Menlyn Siphuma, another student from Blue Eagle High School said students need to be more educated about youth day.

“Our generation obviously never experienced the apartheid era, but it does not mean we should detach ourselves from youth day. I think our high school history education should go deeper about what transpired during that time. It will make more students pay more respect to youth day. Most students assume that Hector Pieterson was the only casualty during the Soweto uprising. So there is a need for more explanations to the youth on why we need to celebrate youth day,” she said.

Isaac Rivombo of Far North secondary school said youth day symbolises the power of the youth.

“I think on youth day everyone should understand that the youth should not be underestimated. We are now educated in our mother languages, which could not happen in the apartheid era. So we should see youth as valuable in making positive changes,” said Rivombo.

Naledi Tshabangu, a grade five student at Cosmo City Junior Primary School said youth day should be celebrated for the lives lost in 1976.

“I think during the apartheid era the blacks were intentionally prevented from achieving their goals. If apartheid was not there black people in South Africa would be in a better position than now,” she said.

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