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 T 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 email@example.com 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.