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Lenasia Extension 11B Junior Cyclists hit the road
02 March 2015

Lenasia Extension 11B Junior Cyclists hit the road

Junior cyclists from Extension 11B have taken the area by storm by organising Sunday morning rides ranging from 10–15 km in Lenasia in order to promote cycling in the community. Organised as a “parent and child” event, over 30 cyclists from the area have now been cycling for the past …Read More

Lenz High learners Take on Roads Safety Challenge
23 February 2015

Lenz High learners Take on Roads Safety Challenge

Traffic jams at Lenasia schools are becoming a major problem as parents and taxis drop-off several thousand learners at school gates each morning, which poses a growing risk to the safety of students and teachers. Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, this week forged a partnership with Lenasia …Read More

Are South Africans fighting for Islamic State??
23 February 2015

Are South Africans fighting for Islamic State??

A security analyst says the first hint of South Africans fighting for the Islamic State emerged in 2014. PRETORIA – Despite what appears to be new evidence of a South African fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, experts say it is unlikely he is the first or sole jihadist …Read More

Man believed to be the first South African jihadi in Syria
23 February 2015

Man believed to be the first South African jihadi in Syria

This is an article courtesy of ewn.co.za by Simon Allison and I thought it informative to put onto our website via their courtesy Simon Allison profiles the man believed to be the first South African jihadi in Syria. He calls himself Abu Hurayra the African, and he wants to help …Read More

How long does it take to steal your car????
23 February 2015

How long does it take to steal your car????

On the take: Thabo, who specialises in stealing Toyotas, holds a gogqa, a ghost key used to start and open a car. Picture:Dumisani Dube Some take one minute. Others take two. At tops it’s five minutes. And if they can’t steal it, they hijack it. The going rate is anything …Read More

Residents loot foreign owned shops in Thembelihle – Lenasia
23 February 2015

Residents loot foreign owned shops in Thembelihle – Lenasia

Gauteng police on Monday confirmed several foreign-owned shops were looted in Thembelihle in Lenasia. Residents were protesting since earlier in the day over poor service delivery. Several roads were blocked off with burning tyres and rocks. Earlier police used teargas to disperse the protesters. No injuries have yet been reported. …Read More

18 February 2015

HCC‘s 23rd  Maha Shivarathri Yathra – a grand success.

Om Namah Shivaya was the chant that rang through the streets of Lenasia on Sunday the 15th February 2015, as more than a thousand devotees of all ages braved the inclement weather to exercise their devotion and receive blessings from all the deities and gurus at all the Temples in …Read More

The Last Warder – Jack Swart   
09 February 2015

The Last Warder – Jack Swart  

“Are you surprised to see me?” This is how Nelson Mandela greeted prison official, Warrant Officer Jack Swart, on 10 February 1990. Swart, who had cooked and cleaned for him at Victor Verster Prison for the last 14 months of his imprisonment, was indeed surprised. The previous afternoon his commanding …Read More

Trevor Manuel Remembers…11 February 1990
09 February 2015

Trevor Manuel Remembers…11 February 1990

Trevor Manuel remembers Sunday 11 February 1990 as the day he lost Nelson Mandela. The United Democratic Front activist drove ahead of the convoy of cars carrying Mandela to freedom. He directed his small Toyota onto to the back roads from Victor Verster Prison to avoid the already-clogged main route …Read More

Vanessa Watson on meeting Mandela – 11 February 1990
09 February 2015

Vanessa Watson on meeting Mandela – 11 February 1990

Vanessa Watson could not go and see Nelson Mandela make his first speech of freedom as she had twin babies to look after at home. Content to watch it on television in her Rondebosch home Watson, an anti-apartheid campaigner, was with her twin one-year old sons Daniel and Simon, her …Read More

Tea with Mandela – Activist, Saleem Mowzer, hosts Mandela on his release
09 February 2015

Tea with Mandela – Activist, Saleem Mowzer, hosts Mandela on his release

  Despite months of rigorous planning, the sudden announcement of Nelson Mandela’s release, threw activists into overdrive. Saleem Mowzer was one of them and on 11 February 1990, he helped pack the 22 cardboard boxes of Nelson Mandela’s personal possessions into various cars. Joyfully lending a hand at the house …Read More

Tutu on Madiba on the 25th anniversary of his release
09 February 2015

Tutu on Madiba on the 25th anniversary of his release

Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu 1 (Copyright: Nelson Mandela Foundation, Photograph: Gary van Wyk / Oryx Media) Tutu on Madiba on the 25th anniversary of his release The first time Desmond Tutu saw Nelson Mandela in the flesh was in the early 1950s when the “tall, dignified” political …Read More

On 11 February 1990, South Africans took their first step towards  democratic freedom with the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. In honour of our late founder and his journey to freedom, the Nelson  Mandela Foundation releases a special feature series of new stories and interviews to celebrate this epic moment in history.
09 February 2015

On 11 February 1990, South Africans took their first step towards  democratic freedom with the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. In honour of our late founder and his journey to freedom, the Nelson  Mandela Foundation releases a special feature series of new stories and interviews to celebrate this epic moment in history.

10 February 1990 – The world held its breath in anticipation as Mandela’s release announced Suddenly it was real. Nelson Mandela would finally be freed. On Saturday 10 February 1990 the apartheid regime used all the means at its disposal to announce that President FW de Klerk would hold a …Read More

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