EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 23 February 2018 FeaturedWritten by EldosFM News Desk
Calls are made for intervention in the Eldorado Park education crisis; GEPEF hosts community meeting following more Unrest at Eldos Schools; Slovo Park finally gets electricity; The Eldos Cleanup project shows great success; Ennerdale housing issues are addressed and a brand new app helps commuters to easily get a taxi. Read more details and see all the pics in this weeks EldosFM News Wrap below.
19 February 2018
A Re Sebetseng campaign in Eldos a success
In a bid to continuously keep the City of Johannesburg clean, Joburg Mayor Councilor Herman Mashaba and Ward 17 Councillor Peter Rafferty invited all Eldorado Park residents this past Saturday to participate in the voluntary monthly clean-up campaign .
Residents were urged to be part of this initiative to create a positive change within the Eldorado Park community.
Slovo Park to finally be electrified
Government is bringing change to the residents of Slovo Park today. Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba, MMC for Environment as well as Infrastructure Service Delivery, Nico de Jager and the MMC for Housing Mzobanzi Ntuli, in partnership with City Power will launch the electrification of the community at the Slovo Park Hall at 11 am. The community of Slovo Park is an informal Settlement to over 4000 informal households who have been fighting for the electrification of their community for over two decades.
City of Johannesburg delayed with housing paper work
Global Economic Developers, a local company linked to investors, held a feedback meeting with the Ennerdale community on Saturday to inform them of the delay in building houses in Ennerdale due to the city of Johannesburg not yet having issued the necessary paperwork for land to be utilised.
More unrests at the Blue School
After SADTU affiliated teachers embarked on a strike last week The Greater Eldorado Park Economic Forum and Patriots for Equality have gathered at the school early hours of this morning to respond to allegations that SADTU wanted to mobilise learners from the Eldorado Park Secondary School to join them in protest to the district regarding their SADTU members not being at the school.
Following disruptions which had occurred today teachers, parents and the Organisations have managed to place learners in their respective classrooms.
Parents who have the best interest at heart for their learners at the school are urged to attend the meeting.
21 February 2018
GEPEF and PFE in partnership with various stakeholders hosted meeting regarding education status in Eldos
In an attempt to restore order regarding the current issues at the Eldorado Park Secondary School and others in Eldorado Park, a meeting was hosted by the Greater Eldorado Park Economic Forum and Patriots for Equality tonight at the Don Mateman Hall. The meeting commenced at 18:30. Anthony Williams from the PFE said this meeting is crucial in finding durable solutions.
This meeting follows the absence of SADTU affiliated teachers at the schools since the school’s reopening. The meeting covered various concerns regarding schools in the area. Parents and community members were urged to attend the meeting and voice their opinion.
Calls for immediate intervention following school disruptions at Eldorado Park Secondary
Urgent calls arise for Gauteng premier David Makura and Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to speedily intervene and stop an illegal strike by South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) members that has reportedly lead to the disruption of teaching and learning at some schools in the province. The Democratic Alliance (DA) visited Eldorado Park Secondary School, south of Johannesburg yesterday following a teacher's strike that took place on Monday. It is also reported that at least 8 educators have not reported to school for several weeks after claims of victimisation at the school. The Gauteng Education Department has however condemned the protest by Eldorado Park teachers.
22 February 2018
AftaRobot App launched by the Johannesburg Southern Suburbs Taxi Association today
In order to assist taxi commuters the JSSTA (Johannesburg Southern Suburbs Taxi Association) now has AftaRobot which is an app that tells commuters where they can get a taxi and how far the taxi is. The app can be downloaded from the Google play store.
The app launch took place at Southgate Mall today.
23 February 2018
Solidarity at mass meeting regarding situation in Eldorado Park schools
In an attempt to restore order to the current issue at the Blue School and surrounding schools a meeting was hosted last night by the Greater Eldorado Park Economic Forum. The meeting gave an overview on the current happenings and the way forward. One of the students from the Blue school, Teshaan de Gama, voiced some of the challenges the students are facing.
Councillor Peter Rafferty urged parents to help protect our dedicated teachers and students.
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