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					4                                                                            DIKGANG TSA MOGALE NEWS                                                                              February 2009




Indian principals visit Mogale
BY SIPHO NONE                               the diverse cultures.                    mainly for us to exchange ideas on
                                                Juta, who was accompanied by         education and to form partnership



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          he cultural diversity and the     his army of educators, informed the      with other countries,” Juta said.
          education system in South         visitors that post-apartheid South          “This is not the first time we have
          Africa left indelible marks       Africa has played in crucial role in     hosted principals from overseas. For
          on the hearts of the 22           integrating different cultures.          the past four years we have hosted
visiting principals from Bangalore,              As
                                                “ you can see our school caters      principals from London, and this was
south India, when they interacted           for a heterogeneous population and       mainly because of the heterogeneous
with educators at the Ahmed Timol           we managed to deal with different        population of the school,” he added.
Secondary School in Azaadville.             races without any hiccups.                  Zachariah who spoke on behalf of
   The principals, mainly from the              “Our school is located in an area    the visitors said: “We are very
high profile institutions around            that was predominantly Indian, and       impressed with the cultural diversity
Bangalore, visited Mogale City and          the school policies and admission        in South Africa and the system of
selected the school in a bid to get to      culture changed with the political       education. We hope that this visit
grips with the cultural diversity and       landscape since 1994 general             would enable us to exchange ideas
the education systems of the country   .    elections,” Juta said, introducing his   on education.
   The Indian entourage, who were           staff to the visitors.                      “We have visited other                CULTURAL EXCHANGE: The delegation Bangalore, India, listen to
mainly Christians and led by John               Juta said the visit would serve as   institutions and this educational        the Ahmed Timol school choir signing the SA0 national anthem.
Zachariah, a principal at the               a springboard to create an               tour created an opportunity to
Cathedral Composite Pre-University          opportunity for the entourage to         understand South African cultures
College and High School, were taken         understand South Africa’s cultures,      and educational policies and system      Education and Training Co-              delighted about the visit and we are
aback when the school’s principal           and gain a better knowledge of the       especially in the post apartheid         ordinator at the Gauteng West           looking forward to see more
Digvijay Nundlall Juta explained            education system.                        period,” Zachariah added.                                            As
                                                                                                                              Education Department said: “ the        international educators coming to
how the school managed to deal with             “The purpose of the visit is            Imtiaz Moosa, the General             education department we are             our shores.”




                                                                                                                                      Fun in the sun
                                                                                                                                      with a serious
                                                                                                                                      TB message
                                                                                                                                      BY SIPHO NONE

                                                                                                                                      Informal education has proven
                                                                                                                                      to have an effect in the minds of
      MOGALE CITY’S TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO                                                                                      .
                                                                                                                                      the community This proved
      TAKE PART IN AN INFORMATION SHARING WORKSHOP.                                                                                   true when the national health
                                                                                                                                      department recently held a TB
                                                                                                                                      campaign at the Kagiso
        THE PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP IS TO EMPOWER MOGALE CITY’S                                                                       Shopping Mall.
                                                                                                                                          According to Garvon Molefe,
      TOURISM PRODUCT OWNERS WITH INFORMATION WHICH WILL ASSIST                                                                       the national department
      THEM IN PREPARING THEMSELVES FOR THE COMING 2010 FIFA SOCCER                                                                    advocacy communication and
                                                                                                                                      social mobilisation manager, the     EYE OPENER: Wheelchair-
      WORLD CUP.                                                                                                                      TB campaign is geared at             bound Paul Modisakeng
                                                                                                                                      spreading the message while          with TB health educators
                                                                                                                                      people are still enjoying the
        PRESENTATIONS WILL BE MADE BY Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA),                                                                holidays. (WHAT HOLIDAYS!!)
                                                                                                                                                                           at Kagiso Shopping Mall.
        Tourism@work, Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP), Tourism Grading                                                                 “December is dedicated to
                                                                                                                                      HIV/Aids. So we are targeting        quite happy that majority of
      Council (TGSA), Gauteng Provincial Department of Transport, Tourism                                                             people who are HIV positive and      young people have responded to
      Enterprise Partnership (TEP), Tourism Empowerment Council of South                                                              those affected to be break the       the call and this shows that we
                                                                                                                                      misconception between                are on the right track."
      Africa (TECSA), Tourism Hospitality Education & Training Authority                                                              HIV/Aids and TB,” Molefe said.           In the midst of educating
      (THETA) IN INSURING THAT ALL TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS ARE EQUIPED                                                                   “TB is a leading killer disease      people about the disease, the
                                                                                                                                      among people who are HIV             community members were
      FOR 2010 AND BEYOND.                                                                                                            positive. So we want people to       pampered with educational
        WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS:                                                                                             know that TB can be cured            goodies adorned with TB
                                                                                                                                      while you are HIV positive,”         messages. The goodies ranged
        DATE          :   18 MARCH 2009                                                                                               Molefe added.                        from dry-mags to T-shirts and
                                                                                                                                          The national campaign was        umbrellas.
                                                                                                                                      held in conjunction with TB              Wheelchair-bound TB
          TIME                   :         08H30 FOR 09H00                                                                            Free, a non-governmental             survivor, Paul Modisakeng,
                                                                                                                                      organisation base in Gauteng,        spoke sadly about his past
                                                                                                                                      together with the West Rand          experiences about the dreaded
          VENUE         CENTENARY HALL
                                 :                                                                                                    Regional Health department.          disease. “I’m a TB survivor and
                       (MOGALE CITY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY )                                                                                  The crusade which took the       I’m still raring to go. I have seen
                                                                                                                                      form of a fun-filled music           many people die because they
                        CNR COMMISSIONER & MARKET STR                                                                                 activity saw more than 200           did not take their treatment
                       KRUGERSDORP                                                                                                    young and old people                            ,
                                                                                                                                                                           seriously and told myself that
                                                                                                                                      converging at the shopping           I’m not going part of those
        MANY TOURISM PRODUCT OWNERS ESPECIALLY IN THE PREVIOUSLY                                                                      mall’s parking lot, where a          statistics.”
      DISADVANTAGED AREAS ARE NOT AWARE OF FIFA REQUIREMENTS AND                                                                      mobile-cab was parked.                   Mosakeng, who travels long
                                                                                                                                          Twin Xaba, the Gauteng TB        distances in his wheelchair in a
      OTHER LEGISLATIVE CHANGES IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2010 FIFA                                                                      Free manager, who was                bid to exercise, said he is
      SOCCER WORLD CUP.                                                                                                               accompanied by her Direct            currently experiencing pains on
                                                                                                                                      Observed Treatment volunteers        his knees due to an operation
                                                                                                                                                         As
                                                                                                                                      entourage said: “ an NGO we          that he undergo year’s ago.
        FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WORKSHOP AND DIRECTIONS TO THE                                                                    have observed that the TB                “I’m grateful for those
                                                                                                                                      infections are on the rise, so we,   nursing sisters at the Santa
      VANUE PLEASE CALL MOGALE CITY’S CALL CENTRE 0861664253 (ALSO USE                                                                together with the national           Hospital. I was hospitalised for
      THE NUMBER TO RSVP) OR EMAIL links@mogalecity.gov.za                                                                            health department saw the need       more than six months, and I’m
                                                                                                                                      to do something before there is      healed. My advice to TB patients
                                                                                                                                      an outbreak on the disease.          is that they must keep up to
                                                                                                                                          “This initiative is aimed at     their treatment as prescribed by
                                                                                                                                      educating people about the           the doctors.”
                                                                                                                                      importance of taking TB                  Mogale City Health portfolio
                                                                                                                                                            ,
                                                                                                                                      treatment seriously and on how       head councillor Emily Mathe
                                                                                                                                      to prevent the diseases. We are      graced the occasion.

				
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