EldosFM News Wrap for June 2019 FeaturedWritten by EldosFM News Desk
You will most definitely want to have a look at the stories and images which made our EldosFM News Headlines for the month of June 2019.
We bring you a Bumper Edition of what is usually our weekly News Wrap after we have been busy sorting out our online presence.
Besides news items like Service Delivery Protests, Electricity blackouts & Water supply issues, there is also Sports News, Crime News, Education & Youth Issues and the very exciting 400 Car Break The Silence Motorcade. Get all the details and images in our News Wrap further below.
10 JUNE 2019
Residents concerned over use of external contractors for sewage project
Residents in Extension 1 expressed concern after a sewage project commenced last Monday in the area. Outraged members of the community say that external contractors were deployed to fix sewage pipes instead of locals from the community. Work has been since been n stalled on Friday until issues between contractors could be resolved. Eldos fm Jayd Smith spoke to residents this morning, who now confirmed that the sewage project has commenced again with local workers.
17 June 2019
Meyer Family commemorates son's life
The family of Remello Jason Meyer who went missing January 2018 and whose body was discovered at a morgue in Sebokeng on June 12 2018. Today loved ones and the community commemorated his life. A soup kitchen was held this morning in old Eldorado Park to raise awareness on missing children and the importance of knowing their rights. The family will Also place a memorial cross at the place where his body was found.
Knitting for Bara kicks off at Blue school
Eldorado Park's Anti-Drug Organization, ALDAC kicked off their Knitathon for Mandela Day. The Knitting for BARA campaign sees many enthusiasts gathering at the Eldorado Park Secondary School today, where they will knit various Baby clothing items that Will be donated to the Baragwanath hospital.
Soccer and Netball tournaments underway in Eldorado Park
Youth Month is celebrated in the form of sporting activities behind the Eldorado Park Secondary school premises where young people can partake in soccer or netball. The tournament is organized by organizations such as This is My Eldos, Eldorado Park Neighbourhood watch and many more. Soccer coach, Saul Buys says more events should be held in the community to get young people involved in positive recreational activities.
19 June 2019
Community invited to join motorcade on International day against drug abuse
The anti-drug organization LDAC and other community shareholders will launch their ’break the silence motorcade in Eldorado Park on Sunday the 23rd as part of international day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking. Domonique Rodrigues urges all residents to join the hashtag break the silence campaign as it moves through the streets of Eldorado Park.
Principals forum Urges parents to send Matriculants for sub classes
The Eldorado park Principal Forum yesterday appealed to all matriculants to attend all sub-classes at their various centres. The EPF particularly appealed to parents to make sure their children attend the sub-classes because it affects the contribution from the department of education. Eldosfm Charis Pretorius provides more details.
21 June 2019
Break the Silence motorcade geared to go
Eldorado Park residents affected or effected by the drug Epidemic is being urged to break the silence, by Joining this Sunday’s Anti-drug motorcade through the streets of Eldorado park. The motorcade That Starts at 2 o’clock at the Yellow ribbon foundation in Extension 4 Milnerton street is in line with international day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.
Residents warned to get ready for water supply issues
According to a report released by Rand water, water supply to Eldorado Park and many other areas will be negatively affected due to upgrades to a main pipeline. The MMC of Environment and Infrastructure Nico de Jager says water supply will not be completely cut off for 54 hours while installing a new coupling, but water flow will be slower.
Eldorado Park to host Break The Silence against drugs motorcade
The streets of Eldorado Park will be abuzz this coming Sunday All for a good cause. The Break the Silence motorcade organised by the Yellow Ribbon Foundation, LDAC and Neighbourhood watch will be held to residents affected by the drug Epidemic in the community. The event is held in line with international day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking. Many leaders will be attending this event including Mayor Herman Mashaba. The motor cade will be led by spin queen Stacy Lee May.
24 June 2019
400 vehicles involved in yesterday’s motorcade
Yesterday’s anti-drug motorcade, through the streets of Eldorado Park was a huge success. About 400 vehicles were gathered at the yellow ribbon foundation, In Milnerton street. Members of the community, with and without cars, came out to show their support in one of Eldorado Park's biggest Anti-drug campaigns.
Drunk driver hospitalised after accident on Klipspruit bridge
And in other news, police and EMS were quickly Dispatched to the Klipspruit West bridge yesterday where two cars were involved in a crash. The driver of a golf was allegedly drunk when he drove into oncoming traffic and into a BMW. The drunk driver was rushed to the hospital and will face charges of culpable homicide.
25 June 2019
Man injured in cash in transit robbery
According to ER24 paramedics A 42-year-old man was left seriously wounded yesterday after he was shot during a cash-in-transit heist on Chris Hani Road in Soweto. ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring said their paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene Just after 12 o’clock to find the local authorities already in attendance. One man was treated for a gunshot wound before he was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Police are still investigating the incident.
Eldorado Park Clinic struggling to keep up with influx of patients and shortage of staff
The Chairperson for Ext 8 Clinic, Peter Poland this morning says there are Number of challenges pertaining to shortage of staff, Security As well as medical supplies that hinders the clinic to perform at its full potential. Mr Poland says there is also a great influx of patients from Freedom Park and other clinics that that also makes it difficult to see to all medical cases.
Eldorado Park Secondary School Improvement Programme comes to an end
The Eldorado Park Secondary School Improvement Programme (SIPP) has now come to an end for the June school holidays. The programme has seen hundreds of learners from various schools in and around Eldorado Park attending but education officials say there has been a drop-in percentage of learner’s attendance due to the fact that Educators had to assist with marking of examination papers at the Department since Thursday.
26 June 2019
Correctional services seek to employ 100-ex offenders
Today’s drug awareness activations by Correctional Services in conjunction with LDAC, the Yellow ribbon foundation and other community stakeholders will look at empowering 100 ex-offenders on parole. The program set to take place at the Don Mateman civic hall is in line with international day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking. Various organisations are already setting up for today’s campaign.
SSIP classes come to a disappointing end
The Eldorado Park Secondary School Improvement Program or SSip classes came to an end yesterday. The program has seen hundreds of learners from different schools in and around Eldorado Park attend, but education officials say there has been a drop in the percentage of learners who attended, as educators had to assist the Department with exam papers since last week Thursday.
Liyaqat Mentoor case postponed
The case of Four-year old Liyaqat Mentor who has been missing since last year has been postponed to Friday the 28th of June. Lee was last seen in Roodepoort with his mother’s then boyfriend Onke Mashinini. The case was going into its pre-trail phase but got postponed yesterday after the accused changed legal counsel. The family’s spokesperson Estelle Delport said the family has so many questions.
27 June 2019
Kliptown residents protest action causes disruption
Residents of Kliptown informal settlement yesterday affected traffic in Boundary Road negatively during a demonstration for Electricity. According to an eyewitness living in the immediate area, the protesters blocked the road with rocks and rubble from Botha street to the post office. Residents of the settlement said they need electricity now.
Youth skills centre provides job opportunities for matriculants
The Greater Eldorado Park Youth Skills Development Centre is appealing to Eldorado Park youth to submit applications for The South African Police Force. Bishop Marcus Jacobs said unemployed matriculants seeking employment have the opportunity to Join the SAPS. Interested parties should be at the Don Mateman community hall today at 10 o’clock with their necessary documents. Bishop Jacobs gives more information.
28 June 2019
Mayor Mashaba gets ready to spring-clean Eldos
The executive Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba said he’s concerned about the state of our communities after his visit to Eldos on Sunday. Mashaba visited Eldorado park During LDAC’s Anti-drug Motorcade and said he was committed to directing all his resources to Eldos for the next couple of weeks. The LDAC task team in partnership with pickit up and the local community will be fixing lights, cleaning open spaces and fixing potholes. Today’s campaign will start at 9’ o’clock at the corner of Barrydale and Milnerton street ext. 4, Hurricane street ext. 1, Alabama street ext. 7 as well as Behind Jamila centre.
Southern parts of Joburg without electricity
Areas in southern Johannesburg are without power after an electric power pole fell over. City Power says the power outage includes Ennerdale, Lawly, Finetown and surrounding areas. A spokesman for City Power, Isaac Mangena, says they suspect the power pole has been shut down for a while. He couldn't give an indication of how long it would take to recover the power.
Electricity restored in most areas in the South of JHB
Electricity has been restored to Most areas in the South of Johannesburg, After a power mast collapsed at the Ennerdale Bridge yesterday afternoon. It is believed that thieves stole steel sheets and bolts connecting the mast to the ground which then collapsed and causing a major power outage in Ennerdale, Lawley and Finetown.
Eldos residents cleans up its community
This morning community organizations in Eldorado Park, in partnership with Pikit-Up And residents, took the initiative and embarked on a cleanup campaign in ext. 4. This after the Executive Mayor of JHB, Herman Mashaba committed himself to direct All of his resources to the community to ensure a better life for its people. He expressed his concern of the state of Eldorado Park during his visit on Sunday. A participant shares her view on the cleanup.
Burst pipe leaves Eldos residents without water since this morning
Water has been restored after Residents of Eldorado Park have been Without water since this morning. The cause of the water interruption was due to a burst pipe in Ext 7.
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