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EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 1 February 2019 Featured

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In our Headlines for the week gone by: The IEC 9 million eligible voters still not on the voter’s roll; SADTU withdraws members from Eldorado Park due to Claims of Racism while Eldos residents embark on a #EldosIsNotRacist campaign; 20 learners injured after drifter drives into them; There is still no justice in the Louren Dryer murder case while the Liyaqat Akheem Mentoor case is back in court.
See all of those details and other news stories and images in our News Wrap further below.

 

28 January 2019
9 million eligible voters still not on the voter’s roll
the final voter’s registration drive came to an end yesterday with citizens across the country visiting their local voting stations to register or check if their names are still on the voter’s roll. The IEC says they will still release detailed information on how the weekend progressed and further says eligible voters who were not able to register can still do so at IEC offices before the announcement of the election date by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The IEC also says that although many have ensured their names are on the voters roll about 9 million eligible voters, mostly youth still don’t have their names on the voter’s roll.

 

 

 

We will withdraw our members because Eldorado Park is racist says Luvhengo
After an interview with Eldos FM on Friday SADTU Chairperson Desmond Luvhengo confirmed a withdrawal of all SADTU members in and around Eldorado Park due to a demand to have the seven teachers return to Eldorado Park Secondary. These 7 teachers have been reporting for duty at the district for almost 14 months after they alleged that the working environment at the school was not conducive. Thus far Boekenhout primary and Heerangracht Primary are affected, and schools asked parents to use their own discretion with regards to send their kids to school. In the same interview on Friday spokesperson for the department Steve Mabona said they do not condone disruptions at school. With regards to an intervention the department was not available for comment.

 


Eldos Inter-High just a week away
Local high School Sport districts are now under preparation pressure, as we just a week away from the Eldorado Park Inter-High Sports Competition, that’s set to place at the Eldos Sports Complex in Cumming Road, on February 8th. The Inter-High competition, which is the final follow up of the Inter-House Field Events, is set to feature all Track Events- including, Short, Middle- and Long-distance running, Sprinting, Hurdles and Relay. All Eldorado Park High Schools Qualify for the events, with Kliptown High getting more pressure in defending their title.

 


29 January 2019
20 learners injured after drifter drives into them

 


According to a statement released by the Gauteng department of Education earlier today, a driver spinning his high-performance vehicle in Soweto, drove into a group of 20 school going children on Monday. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle lost control as when spinning on a busy road. They continue to say that the injured pupils, from Jabulani Technical Secondary School, were taken to various hospitals for observation and treatment, and that the law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the matter.

 


Yellow Ribbon invites Parents to a Support group
Tonight, at six thirty parents are invited to the sharing without shame support group in Milnerton Street ext. 4 Eldorado Park next to Lancea Vale Secondary School where the focus will be on how to deal with parental abuse by addicts.

 


Community of Eldorado Park invited to a Mass meeting
Tonight a mass meeting will be held at the Don Mateman Hall at 6pm by the community of Eldorado Park, with regards to a statement that was made by Desmond Luvhengo Sadtu chairperson for Eldorado park calling Eldos racist during an interview on Eldos FM last week Friday, they will also be focusing on the way forward concerning the seven teachers that left the school amid racism allegation and the way forward pertaining the education system in the community.

 


GSCC in Ennerdale gather tonight to address faults in the local education system
The Gauteng Shutdown Coordinating Committee in Ennerdale will be convening at the Civic Hall in extension 9 in Ennerdale regarding ongoing battles faced by the education system locally.

 


30 January 2019
Eldos and Ennerdale communities in solidarity against attacks on Education
following a statement made by SADTU chairperson Desmond Luvhengo on Eldos FM last week Friday that Eldorado Park is a racist community, SADTU also held a shutdown on Monday morning which resulted in some schools in Eldorado Park being affected. This action probed Eldorado park activists to have a meeting that was held last night at Don Mateman Hall in ext. 5 to discuss a way forward as a community. 

 


Still no justice in Louren Dryer’s case
The trial in the Loren Dryer murder case was once again postponed after another court appearance earlier today. The court case has been dragging for three years. Speaking to Cheryl Pillay chairperson for the Local Drug Action committee and local drug activist she elaborates.
Loren Dryer was allegedly murdered by her then boyfriend Oliver Reed on New Year’s Eve in 2015 and was found dead on New Year’s Day 2016 at Oliver Reeds home. It is also alleged that Reed had been an abusive partner for the duration of their relationship.


Liyaquat court case to resume on Friday
the Liyaqat Akheem Mentoor’s court will be back in court on Friday. This after the court case was postponed after he made a brief appearance at the Roodepoort Magistrates Court where he was moved to Johannesburg correctional institution. This after Liyaqat went missing on March sixteenth last year. The four-year-old was last seen outside of his grandmother’s home in Roodekrans in Roodepoort with the accuse.

 


31 January 2019
3 more arrests following break in’s at schools
yesterday three suspects were arrested after Johannesburg police recovered four smart boards believed to have been stolen from schools in Alexandra, Lenasia and Diepkloof in Soweto. According to police spokesperson Kay Makhubele the business robberies took place in January and October last year and the goods were recovered in a second-hand shop in Johannesburg CBD. Makhubele further says the arrests happened a week after police made a breakthrough by arresting four men in connection with the robbery that took place at Menzi Primary school in Tsakane. The three suspects will appear in court soon.

 


Floridalaan Primary School to receive 47 School uniform packs tomorrow
Tomorrow the Gauteng Department of Social Development together with South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will hand over 47 school uniform packs to learners at Floridalaan Primary School in Eldorado Park. According to the MEC of Social Development Nandi Mayathula the hand over is part of the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG)’s school readiness programme to ensure that children from vulnerable families acquire school uniform to facilitate access to education.

 


Peaceful march outside the blue school tomorrow morning
Community activist in Eldorado park has called on a peaceful march outside of the blue school tomorrow morning at 7:30 am Following a statement made by SADTU chairperson Desmond Luvhengo, that the Eldorado Park community is a racist.

 


Villa of Hope Robbed
last night the Villa of hope children’s home was broken into. It is believed that the security was held at gun-point and gained access to the store room offices and Maintenance room.

 


Eldos is not racist says community activist
Community activist in Eldorado park has called on a peaceful march outside of the blue school tomorrow morning at 7:30 am Following a statement made by SADTU chairperson Desmond Luvhengo, that the Eldorado Park community is a racist.

 

 

01 February 2019
It was all racially motivated says the Commission
Yesterday the South African Human Rights Commission and Gauteng MEC of Education Panyaza Lesufi unpacked the report of the investigation into allegations of racism being the reason why a black principal was not accepted at Klipspruit West Secondary in 2017. According to the results of the investigation the commission believes that the reason for the non-acceptance of the principal is racially motivated and it has been suggested that race sensitivity programmes be introduced to Klipspruit West Secondary and surrounding schools. The MEC says the aim of these programmes is to promote healing and cohesion. Eldorado Park activists are however refuting the racism allegations and says that Eldorado Park is not a racist community hence they are having a peaceful protest to argue these allegations.

 




All white for a non-racist Eldos says activists
Staying in Eldos, Community activists in Eldorado Park has called on the Greater Eldorado Park to join a peaceful march outside of the blue school today from 7:30 am following a statement made by SADTU chairperson Desmond Luvhengo, that the Eldorado Park community is racist.


 


Liyaqat Akheem Mentoor case back in session
the Liyaqat Akheem Mentoor case will be back in session today after it was postponed when Onke Mashinini made a brief appearance at the Roodepoort Magistrates court in December last year. The family spokesperson Estelle Delport expresses the family’s gratitude for the support received from the community (Estelle Delport: Family gratitude) This comes after the 3-year-old went missing on March 16th last year and was last seen with the accused outside his grandmother’s home in Roodekrans in Roodepoort.

 



Eldos Resident to reorganise themselves for peaceful protest this afternoon
Residents are expected to regroup this afternoon at 4pm to redisplay an image of peaceful protest after the community gathered together outside the Blue School in support of the #EldosIsNotRacist campaign this morning.



 


Eldos Resident to regroup themselves for peaceful protest this afternoon
Residents are expected to regroup this afternoon at 4pm to redisplay an image of peaceful protest after the community gathered together outside the Blue School in support of the #EldosIsNotRacist campaign this morning. It is believed that there are currently 3 court interdicts in process to address issues affecting the school regarding the 7 teachers as well as allegations of racism. The regrouping will take place at the Eldorado Park Secondary School at 4pm.

 




St. Ives partakes in World Read Aloud Day




Today is world read aloud day is being celebrated around the world, specifically at St. Ives Primary School, in Klipspruit West. Non-Governmental Organisation, Nal’ibali, started the initiative several years ago with the aim of having children being read to curb the literacy scourge within the country.


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