Skoolhoof van Pretoria maak verskil in lewens van skoolkinders

“Elke oggend kan ek nie wag om by die skool te kom nie en te kan weet ek het die lekkerste broodjies by die skool en dan 1ste pouse kry ek ook nog ’n lekker bord kos. Dit gaan nie altyd so lekker by die huis nie. Maar ek weet ek word darm (sic) versorg elke dag en nag.” Een van die kinders van die Laerskool Genl. Nicolaas Smit in Pretoria wat geduldig in ’n ry staan en wag vir ’n bord kos – wat waarskynlik haar enigste vir die dag sal wees – het dié briefie geskryf. Sy is een van 360 kinders wat by die skool eet, want haar ouers het geen inkomste nie. “Tannie, tannie, dit voel of ek by ’n restaurant eet,” kom spog ’n klein graad 4-meisietjie oor haar bord kerrie-en-rys. Sy maak haarself sit net neffens my en begin met groot genoegdoening eet. Van die ander kinders storm baldadig op die Taalgenoot-fotograaf af. “Neem my af, oom. Neem my af!” Dit lyk nie of die feit dat daar nie kos by die huis is nie, hulle vreugde demp nie. ’n Skeppie kerrie-en-rys stil die honge…
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Kleinfontein – Ons God, Ons Volk, Ons Land

Kleinfontein is 'n nedersetting naby Pretoria, wat in 1992 deur Afrikaners as 'n kulturele dorp gestig is. Dei dorp is gestig deur afstammelinge van die oorspronklike Voortrekkers of Boere wat selfbeskikking gesoek het  in 'n outonome Volkstaat. Die kriteria om in Kleinfontein te woon, is gebaseer op kulturele, taalkundige, tradisionele en godsdienstige oortuigings. Die inwoners van die dorp assosieer hulself met die Voortrekker-geskiedenis, die Bloedrivierverbond en ander "historiese feite wat verband hou met ons stryd om onafhanklikheid vir die Afrikaners." Vanaf 2012 het  Kleinfontein een van Suid-Afrika se oorblywende blanke alleen-nedersettings geword en is deur die Gautengse wetgewer as 'n kulturele gemeenskap erken. Die grond wat oos van Pretoria geleë is en vandag  as  Kleinfontein bekend  staan het in 1988 tydens die viering van die 150ste herdenking van die Groot Trek onder Afrikaneraktiviste se aandag gekom.  Die plaas het hul aandag getrek omrede dit as ’n …
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Race divisions issue continues at Unisa

THE two black women at Unisa who complained that the white professor was racist were actually the perpetrators of harassment, bullying, abuse of power and intimidation of junior staff members, said a group of academics at the institution. The group of professionals of different races - including black - claimed the women had charges laid against them by junior staff members, but the university had been reluctant to deal with them because the alleged perpetrators were black. Last week, the women told the media that the white professor, who the Pretoria News opted not to name, was racist and aggressive. They alleged he made their lives miserable on campus. One of the woman claimed she was harassed and suspended by the professor, but later won a case at the CCMA and was reinstated. However, the academics now allege the woman did not win the case on substance, but rather due to a technical issue. “It must be noted that the professor accused of racism had not playe…
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Mango fruit fly infestation hits Pretoria

Residents of the quiet suburb of Gezina in East Moot, Pretoria, this week discovered a nasty infestation of mango fruit flies, also known as mango flies, Pretoria North Rekord reports. Charmaine Jacobsz asked for help on the ‘Moot se Mense’ Facebook page, after discovering 26 mango flies on her Maltese Poodle. “My husband saw mango flies in our garden a while back, but didn’t think much of it at the time. Shortly after this my Maltese Poodle began to look uncomfortable, and I could see she was in pain. A friend of mine who is a pharmacist assisted me in removing all 26 worms from her body,” she explained. Petra Odendaal’s 10-year-old daughter has bumps all over her body. According to Dr Jaco de Jongh from the Wilgers Animal Hospital, this is not the first case of mango flies. “We have seen an increase in dogs that have come into contact with mango flies recently. The flies lay their eggs under the animal’s skin, a larvae grows under the skin, and after a while it…
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Pick n Pay branch in Rayton shares a storage building with a morgue

A Sowetan journalist who reported how a Pretoria building houses both a mortuary and a food storage facility for a local Pick n Pay store has described his shock upon discovering the premises. Isaac Mahlangu on Monday morning exposed how the retailer's branch in Rayton shares a building with a morgue. He goes on to describe how the food is separated from bodies only by a four-metre wall. The food stored there includes soft drinks and cooking oil. Mahlangu says that he received a tip-off from community members. “On Friday we decided to head out and when we got to Rayton we were really surprised to see this one structure behind Rayton Park Mall and the doors were opened. “You could see food that was stored in that storeroom and just behind it, a mortuary, all under one roof.” By: EWN/ 2018-04-09
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Ingang van Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd gaan dalk binnekort ‘n nuwe naambord kry

Die bal is nou behoorlik aan die rol gesit om die Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd in die Pretoriase Moot eersdaags ʼn nuwe naam te gee. Volgens Olga Veldsman, voorsitter van die skool se beheerliggaam, is daar ʼn paar name op ʼn kortlys geplaas wat hierdie week aan die departement van onderwys gestuur is vir goedkeuring. Die skool het sedert 19 Februarie voorstelle vir ʼn nuwe naam ingevorder en die proses is op 19 Maart afgesluit. “Leerlinge, onderwysers, ouers, oudleerlinge en die gemeenskap kon voorstelle vir ʼn nuwe naam vir die skool maak,” het sy gesê. Veldsman wou egter nie in hierdie stadium oor enige van die voorstelle wat die kortlys gehaal het uitbrei nie en het enige verdere navrae oor die name na die onderwysdepartement verwys. Dit is ook nog nie seker wanneer die nuwe naam van die skool bekengemaak sal word nie. Sy het wel benadruk dat die skool en die beheerliggaam verbind is tot die waardes en doelwitte wat deur die onderwysdepartement uiteengesit word. “Di…
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