11-18 August 2011
1. Ekurhuleni Sun
2. Soweto Sun
3. Alex Pioneer
4. Eastern Times
5. Centurion Sun
6. Laudium Sun
7. Lenasia Times
8. Sosh Times
9. Tshwane Sun (Atteridgeville)
10. Tshwane Sun (Hammanskraal)
11. Tame Times ( Jhb South)
12. Tame Times ( Alberton& Germiston)
13. Kathorus Mail
14. Triangle Courier
15. Inner city Gazette
17.Rekord-Nigel and Heidelberg
The following articles were found on the above mentioned Newspapers
Media Date Page Headline Photo Summary
Ekurhuleni Sun 16 August 2011 Cover To break this Lenah Philela Plaatjie at the Lenah bought a site in April this year at Eden Park
house will break dream house that must be not knowing that she is buying from a fraudster. In
my heart destroyed. June she started building her dream house and
when it was up to roof height, Ekurhuleni officials
told him she can’t build on their land.
The fraudster claimed to be a ward councillor and
has robbed 20 more people between R1500.00
and R10000.00 each. Lenah has reported the case
and the police have the name of the fraudster and
several people have opened cases.
Ekurhuleni metro’s new spokesperson Justice
Mohale confirmed the reports and people not to
buy stands from stranger because they will end up
losing their money.
The bylaw enforcement team invaded Katlehong
Page 4 Bylaws are good Bylaw enforcement team in last Friday- and uncovered plenty lawbreakers.
for all of us Katlehong
The team uncovered illegal electricity
connections, unlicensed businesses and use of
road reserve. Fines were issued lawbreakers.
Laudium Sun 12 August 2011 Page 8 It’s been 7 Open drain on Pearl street Open drain has presented a serious danger to
months...and residents of Pearl street in Laudium. A man has
Pearl street already broken his leg after falling into the trap.
Laudium Sun spoke to Local councillor, Mahomed
Essop who said he knew nothing about it. He
promised to report it to relevant department.
Tshwane Sun Mid August 2011 Page 2 Cemetery is easy Community policing forum The metalwork used to decorate graves in the
Atteridgeville picking for metal members with stolen goods Saulsville cemetery, Adjacent to the Jeffville
thieves that were recovered informal settlement is rapidly disappearing..And
drugs addicts have been blamed for the thieving.
Tshwane council has so far incurred R90 000.00
worth of losses.
Drug addicts steal metal and sell it to scrap metal
dealers to buy drugs. Local CPF members have
appealed to members of the community to visits
cemetery more often.
Page 3 ‘Councillor sent Photo1: Unfinished house Jonathan Mafhuwa started building a house in the
cops to demolish Phot2: Jonathan Mafhuwa yard that he and his family has lived there for
my house’-Claim standing next to his more than 11 years. He claims that his dream was
destroyed home. shattered when local councillor sent a team of
guards and metro police to demolish it. They told
him that he can’t build brick house on an informal
He admit that the local councillor of ward 68,
Betty Ringane warned him, but complained why
did she let him build until it was that far before
sending the team, and why did she not
demolished other houses that are being built.
Betty Ringane denied sending the team and told
Tshwane sun that it was sent by the council not
Community leader, Lucas Mokoena, told Tshwane
Sun that they are planning to protest this action.
Page 4 Motebeleng David Mawayi pointing at David Mawayi was approached by Tshwane
pensioner kept the damaged pavement council for permission to dig up his pavement to
waiting for replace water meter and he agreed . But up until
pavement now they haven’t repaired it. He has been sent
replacement from pillar to post.
Ward 62councillor Peter Tlhometsane advised
Mawayi to report the matter to the site office of
the team busy installing water meters locally.
Is Tshwane mayor Tshwane Mayor, Sputla A concerned group of ANC’s Ditshego Masuku
purging Ramokgopa branch, in Atteridgeville are demanding that
opponent? Tshwane mayor be replaced as chairperson of the
region as he has failed to unite the Tshwane
region. They accuse his him of abusing his powers
and victimizing his opponents.
Page 8 Know your Photos of 8 councillors Tshwane Sun published photos, names and
councillors surnames, wards and contacts of wards in
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