EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 21 September 2018 FeaturedWritten by EldosFM News Desk
Blue School learner in disciplinary hearing over pointing gas gun at educator; Soweto residents R15 billion in electricity debt; Decriminalisation of privately used dagga brings mixed reactions; Mayor Herman Mashaba to hand over 488 title deeds to Sowetans; Joburg Mayor condemns racist security personel at an Eldorado Park public swimming pool & a Botched robbery at Freedom Park Clinic are among our Top Stories in our News Wrap for the week gone by. Real all about that and more news stories with all the images further below.
No More Victims Safe House caters for abused and neglected children
No More Victims Safe House situated in Eldorado Park Proper locally known as Old Eldos caters for abused and neglected children. The safe house caters for children between the ages of 0-14years old however they do try to cater for older kids as they do not mix age groups simultaneously.
17 September 2018
Blue School learner to appear for a disciplinary hearing on Thursday
The hearing of the grade 8 learner who allegedly threatened a teacher with an unloaded gas gun took place at the Kliptown Magistrates court last Friday. The case has been postponed to 25 September 2018 at the Protea Magistrates court. The Blue school’s School Governing Body is conducting an independent investigation, with the learner expected to appear for a disciplinary hearing this Thursday.
18 September 2018
Soweto residents owe R15 billion in electricity debt
Amid Eskom confirming that it is running low on coal supply, Soweto residents apparently owe the power utility R15 billion in unpaid electricity bills. Eskom said most Soweto households do not pay for electricity and were fighting the installation of prepaid meters. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe believes the solution for Soweto needs immediate government intervention, as the problem is progressively getting worse.
Con-court rules in favour of legalising the private use of dagga
The constitutional court has ruled the personal use of dagga is not a criminal offence. Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo said today the right to privacy is not limited to a home or private dwelling, and that an adult using, or being in possession of cannabis in a private space will not be a criminal offence. The judgement does not, however, specify how many grams of cannabis an individual can use or have in private.
Decriminalisation of privately used dagga brings mixed reactions
The constitutional court has ruled the personal use of dagga is not a criminal offence. For some the judgment has been welcomed, however, the Johannesburg metro Police weighed in, saying this should not influence motorists to smoke while driving.
Deputy chief justice, Raymond Zondo, said that the right to privacy, is not limited to a home or private dwelling, and that an adult using, or being in possession of cannabis in a private space, will not be a criminal offence. The judgement, however, does not specify how many grams of cannabis, an individual can use or have in private.
Mayor Herman Mashaba to hand over 488 title deeds to Sowetans
The Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba is set to officially hand over 488 title deeds to beneficiaries in Soweto on Thursday. According to Mashaba the handing over of the title deeds is in accordance with the 2017/ 18 integrated Development plan to address inequality and poverty. Mayor Mashaba says he remains committed to ensuring that residents of the City of Johannesburg access safe and affordable accommodation.
Joburg Mayor condems racist security personel
The City of Johannesburg has received a complaint about a video that was taken at an Eldorado Park public swimming pool last week where a Security official was overheard making racist comments about the use of government facilities by black people.
Joburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, confirmed that the Eldorado Park Community Development Department, has acted swiftly and suspended the official, with immediate effect, pending a disciplinary enquiry. The Mayor further said that Racist people, should never feel that they can operate, with freedom, or that their behaviour is acceptable in any way.
A ceiling collapses at the Kliptown License department
Earlier today part of the ceiling at the Kliptown license department collapsed. Councillor Peter Rafferty’s wife became the victim of the incident as part of the ceiling fell on her head, while she was in the queue to renew her license. Mrs Rafferty took to social media to express her disdain for the way the situation was handled. Eldos FM reached out to the license department but no one answered.
19 September 2018
Blue School pupils learn the implications of possessing pornographic material
The department of social development made an appearance at Eldorado Park secondary this morning in an attempt to educate learners about the consequences of recording and distributing child and adult pornographic material. The distribution of such material is a criminal offence under the child justice act for sexual offences and could lead to arrests.
20 September 2018
Africa Aerospace Defence Exhibition creates new possibilities for youngsters.
today the youth of Eldorado Park are visiting the Africa Aerospace Defence (AAD2018) exhibition at the Air Force Base in Waterkloof, Pretoria. The purpose of the excursion is to encourage youngsters to participate in careers within aviation or careers associated to it such as air traffic controllers, weaponry and so much more.
21 September 2018
Botched robbery at Freedom Park Clinic
the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development, Councilor Mpho Phalatse, says she is disgusted at the news of an attempted robbery at the Freedom Park Clinic on Wednesday. The break-in took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning and was carried out by 8 people, with four of them carrying guns. According to clinic management, the security guard spotted the robbers after midnight and pressed the panic button before robbers saw him then tied him up and held him at gun-point in the guard house. The robbers gained access to the clinic through the roof and dismantled 12 geysers. The security company responded but were unable to catch the robbers however, they were able to prevent them from getting away with the goods and the security guard was found unharmed. MMC Phalatse commends the security company for responding swiftly and is pleased that the clinic is operational again.
Dobsonville residents facing electrocution threat.
Dobsonville residents on Ledwaba Street Soweto are facing a daily threat of being electrocuted by the electricity from the substation that was left open allegedly by the Eskom fieldworkers. According to the residents the palisade fencing surrounding the substation is broken and the gate is also wide open. It is believed that the substation has been open for over nine months however no deaths have been reported.
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