Archive | August, 2011

What you need to know about pre-paid electricity

VEREENIGING. – The service provider tasked with vending pre-paid vouchers for electricity for Emfuleni Municipality is Sanduela Technology.
A flood of ire has poured in from consumers of pre-paid electricity about the differing number of units they receive for the same amount of money spent, along with queries about direct purchasing of electricity via the web or cell-phone. The following explains what services are offered and what the new tariffs are.
Sandulela Technology also provides internet and cell phone based purchase of electricity on WWW.EMFULENI24.COM (or on WWW.BUYELEC24.COM).
Because much of the data in respect of location of electricity meters, consumers and consumer addresses is not up to date an initiative has been launched by Sandulela Technology to update this.
During the course of the next couple of weeks all consumers will be required to enter their addresses and contact numbers via the internet (WWW.EMFULENI24.COM) or from certain major vending points which will be advertised, or from the rates halls. Those who do not have access to internet may sms their meter number to 32904 and they will be phoned back to update the records. A time limit will be imposed for all consumers to have done this whereafter voucher purchases for the relevant meters will be temporarily suspended until the  consumers’ details have been updated.
Electricity cards will be issued to all consumers who wish to purchase from retail vending points. These will be issued at a nominal charge of R5 taken from the next purchase of electricity. The old electricity cards will be discontinued.
Although these measures will result in a slight inconvenience the outcome will result in a better managed service which is more efficient ΓÇô specifically to limit increases and eliminate electricity theft and bypassed meters.
- Tariffs ΓÇô the new pricing structure as from July 1
In November 2010 the National Energy Regulator of South Africa approved the guideline increase of 20.38% for municipalities for the 2011/2012 financial year.
* Subsequently in June 2011 NERSA approved the increase applied for by Emfuleni (inclusive of VAT) as follows:
- High season ΓÇô winter (until August 30)
Within any given calendar month (August 1 to 31 consumers will be charged per unit (unit = 1 kilowatt hour):-
91.405 cents per unit for each of the first 50 units they purchase that month ΓÇô 3.4% increase.
103.01 cents per unit for each of the next 300 units they purchase that month ΓÇô 16.61 increase.
137.84 cents per unit for each of the next 250 units they purchase that month -  56.03 % increase.
165.40 cents per unit for each additional unit they purchase during that month ΓÇô 33.7% increase.
These rates are applicable from the beginning of September as this is regarded as low season.
- Examples
As per the previous pricing the first R700 spent on electricity would have bought you 792 units.
In terms of the new pricing structure you would receive 600 units.
Alternately you would pay R1,017-57 for the same 792 units , a 45% increase.
R1500 was an average amount spent on electricity for a typical family three-bedroom family home based on the old pricing (1,698 units).
R1 925.22 would be the cost for the same number of units at the new rate (28% increase).
- Low season ΓÇô summer (from September 1)
Within any given calendar month (August 1 to 31) consumers will be charged per unit (unit = 1 kilowatt hour):-
65.28 cents per unit for each of the first 50 units they purchase that month ΓÇô 26% decrease.
73.59 cents per unit for each of the next 300 units they purchase that month ΓÇô 16.7 decrease.
98.45 cents per unit for each of the next 250 units they purchase that month -  11.44 % increase.
118.14 cents per unit for each additional unit they purchase during that month ΓÇô 33.72% increase.
These rates are applicable from the beginning of September as this is regarded as low season.
- Examples
As per the previous pricing the first R700 spent on electricity would have bought you 792 units.
In terms of the new pricing structure you would receive 769 units for R700.
Alternately you would pay R727.17 cents for the same 792
R15 00 was an average amount spent on electricity for a typical family three-bedroom family home based on the old pricing (1,698 units).
R1 797.52 would be the cost for the same number of units at the new rate (19.83% increase).

Source: vaalweekblad.com

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Gesteelde standbeeld weer terug

SASOLBURG. – Die ΓÇ£Moeder en KindΓÇ¥-standbeeld deur die beeldhouer Danie de Jager wat op 15 November verlede jaar deur vier mans gesteel is, is verlede week op 24 Junie weer op sy regmatige staanplek teruggeplaas.
Die standbeeld het sedert die opening van die Sasolburg-biblioteek in 1979 voor die biblioteek gestaan. Op 15 November verlede jaar het vier mans van Zamdela die standbeeld wat ΓÇÿn bekende gesig in die dorp is, gesteel en met hul Mazda-bakkie weggery. Toe werknemers die betrokke oggend by die werk kom, het hulle gesien dat iemand die standbeeld van sy podium afgebreek het en daarmee weg is.
“Ons was nog besig om rond te skarrel om alles uit te sorteer toe ek ‘n oproep van die Vereeniging-polisie kry. Hulle wou weet of ons ‘n standbeeld vermis,” sê me. Estelle Boers, waarnemende hoofbibliotekaris van die Metsimaholo-munisipaliteit.
Die vier mans het die standbeeld gesteel en dit na ΓÇÿn skrootwerf in Vereeniging geneem om te gaan verkoop. Adj. Molefe van die Vereeniging-polisie was by die skrootwerf besig om ΓÇÿn ander saak te ondersoek toe hy die vier mans in die Mazda met die mas-siewe standbeeld agterop, opmerk. Hy het dadelik geweet dat dit ΓÇÿn taamlike duur kunswerk is danksy mnr. Gerard de Kaemper van die Universiteit van Pretoria wat vir die SAPD kursusse gee om kunswerke te kan uitken.
Adj. Molefe het die verdagtes op die plek in hegtenis geneem en die kunswerk is sommer dieselfde dag al teruggevind. Die standbeeld, wat in 1979 gemaak is, is na raming R1,2 miljoen werd. Dit was die eerste keer dat iemand die enorme beeld probeer steel het sedert sy oprigting in 1979. Die verdagtes het op 23 Mei in die landdroshof in Vereeniging verskyn en skuldig gepleit op ΓÇÿn klag van diefstal. Die standbeeld het sedert die mislukte diefstalpoging by die veiligheidsdienste in Sasolburg in veilige bewaring gestaan voordat dit verlede week op sy oorspronklike staanplek in ere herstel is.

Bron: vaalweekblad.com

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Changing lives of vunerable children

VANDERBIJLPARK. ΓÇô Mr Anton and Ms Veronica Mocke could not sit back while homeless children roamed the streets, and so the New Life Centre was born.

After leaving his permanent job, Mr Mocke and his wife decided to open a shelter that would be like a new home to cater for and change the lives of vulnerable children, they said. “This is not just a shelter as we are one family,” he said.

However, getting their lives back on track is sometimes difficult. “As we arenΓÇÖt sponsored by the government, we survive through the support of local entrepreneurs. “Since we opened our doors a year ago,” said Mocke, “we have had at least 18 children to care for. We accommodate children between the ages of five to 18 years in the New Life Centre.” He said that some children abandon their homes due to unforeseen circumstance or alcohol-abuse in the family while others are brought by their families.

A 16-year-old orphan said he had abandoned his family at the age of five after his father shot his mother and sister before committing suicide. “I was then spotted by a good Samaritan, Mr Mocke, and came to stay with them.” An 11-year-old girl said she had come to the shelter after conditions at home became unbearable. “Here we treat each other as brother and sister and Anton and Veronica are like our parents,” she said.

Source: vaalweekblad.com

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Kommunikasie is baie belangrik

VANDERBIJLPARK. – Die meeste mense onderskat kommunikasie en beskou dit as ΓÇÿn eenvoudige proses, terwyl dit eintlik ΓÇÿn komplekse proses is wat deur verskeie vorme van ΓÇ£ruisΓÇ¥ belemmer kan word.
So sê mnr. G.P. van Rheede van Oudtshoorn, ‘n kenner van die Noordwes- Universiteit,  wat lede van die Vanderbijlpark Sakekamer onlangs oor die noodsaaklikheid van goeie kommunikasie in die besigheidskonteks toegespreek het. Hy sê om van die skynbare eenvoudige tot uitmuntende kommunikasie te beweeg, moet die sender van die boodskap fokus op die verbetering van drie elemente:
1. Beter kommunikasie wat beter verhou-dings veroorsaak
2. Persoonlike kommunikasiestyl
3. Strategiese kommunikasie
In die geval van organisatoriese kommunikasie is strategiese kommunikasie van groot belang omdat dit teweegbring dat die kommunikasie in die onderneming na behore aandag ontvang.
“Sakeleiers behoort daarop te fokus dat hul kommunikasie-aksies werklik waarde het vir die organisasie en dat dit die waardes en visie van hul ondernemings reflekteer,” sê van Rheede van Oudtshoorn.
“Om kommunikasie te verbeter, is noodsaaklik. Boonop is die sukses wat uit uitmuntende kommunikasie volg, aansteeklik genoeg dat die sakeleier daarna weer-en-weer tyd en energie sal belê om uitmuntend te kommunikeer.”

Bron:  Vaalweekblad

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- Snork is nie altyd onskuldig nie

VANDERBIJLPARK. – Om een of ander rede aanvaar ons dat snork maar deel is van die lewe. Wie sou ooit kon raai dat daar iets meer sinister agter die snorkery skuil?

Volgens Adele Duvenage, ‘n privaat verpleegpraktisyn met wie Vaalweekblad gesels het, is die snork, stilte en dan die gehyg na asem soos ‘n dief in die nag, een wat ongemerk lewens beïnvloed.

Dit is wanneer jy vir omtrent tien sekondes, somtyds tot twee minute nie kan asemhaal nie dat die skade aangerig word.

Die periodes waar jy nie asemhaal nie, word obstruktiewe slaap-apnee (OSA) genoem.

Volgens haar is die groot oorsaak dat die spiere in die keel verswak en dus die tong laat terugval, wat veroorsaak dat jy nie kan asemhaal nie.

Jou liggaam kan dus nie genoeg suurstof kry nie. Die verlies aan suurstof veroorsaak dat jy uit diep slaap na ΓÇÿn ligter slaap kom, of ΓÇÿn periode van wakker wees om normale suurstofvlakke te herstel.

Wat voel soos baie ure van slaap, is werklik net ΓÇÿn mallemeule van slaap en wakker wees.

“Gelukkig is nie alle snorkers slaap-apnee lyers nie. Mense van alle ouderdomme kan egter snork, kinders ingesluit. Apnee is veral teenwoordig by mense in die ouderdomsgroep 40 tot 60 jaar en is deel van die verouderings-proses,” s├¬ sy.

Twee keer meer mans snork as vroue. Snork veroorsaak gewoonlik net probleme vir die ΓÇÿsnorkerΓÇÖ nie, maar affekteer jou lewensmaat, huisgesin, selfs die bure as dit hulle wakker hou!

Die snorker sal dit natuurlik ontken, want hy hoor dit nie. ‘n Oplossing is natuurlik om dit op band op te neem terwyl hy snork. Dit sal die argument stopsit. Om ‘n snorker in die huis te hê, is dieselfde as om te probeer slaap terwyl iemand besig is om gate in die mure te boor.

Wanneer jou vrou (of man) in die spaarkamer gaan slaap, is dit hoogtyd dat jy ΓÇÿn oplossing vir jou slaapprobleem vind. Jou emosionele gesondheid is net so belangrik soos jou fisiese een.

Tekens wat die teenwoordigheid van obstruktiewe slaap-apnee aandui:

* As jy snak na asem, snork of verstik gedurende slaap.

* Swak konsentrasie en -geheue, slegte humeur, geïrriteerdheid, angstigheid, ‘n lae libido en terneergedruktheid.

* Nagsweet, toename in gewig, droë mond of ‘drooling’.

* Kopseer wanneer jy wakker word en soms in die aand net voor slaaptyd is nog simptome van hierdie toestand.

Volgens Duvenage word dit gesien as ΓÇÿn lewenstyl-siekte as gevolg van onaktiwiteit, TV speletjies, kitskos en al die euwels van ΓÇÿn moderne lewe.

Die wanopvatting is dat jy gewig moet verloor voor behandeling. Dit is ongelukkig baie moeilik omdat mense wat aan hierdie toestand ly, gewoonlik te moeg is om oefening te doen. In plaas daarvan probeer jy om die moegheid weg te eet, wat natuurlik die apnee erger maak.

Vandag word obstruktiewe slaap-apnee met meer ernstige lewensbedreigende toestande verbind, onder meer hoë bloeddruk, tipe II diabetes, hoë cholesterol, hartversaking, hart-aanvalle, beroerte, en depressie.

Besoek www.snoresister.co.za of skakel Adele by 084 578 8102 vir meer inligting.
Bron: vaalweekblad.com

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Beste onderwyser nou hoof

VANDERBIJLPARK. ΓÇô ΓÇÿn Bekende onderwyser in die omgewing, mnr. Willem Coetzee is onlangs by die Laerskool Noordhoek as hoof aangestel.
Sy top-prestasies sluit onder meer die toekenning in as die beste onderwyser in die Sedibeng D7 en D8-groep se ΓÇ£Excellence in Primary School TeachingΓÇ¥-kompetisie wat jaarliks aangebied word.
Coetzee se onderwysloopbaan het in Namibië begin waar hy vir boesmans skoolgehou het en as hoof waargeneem het.
In 1989 het hy by die Laerskool Hendrik van der Bijl aangesluit met bevordering tot departementshoof by die Laerskool Noordhoek in 2001. Hy is in 2007 tot adjunkhoof bevorder.
Hy was destyds een van die eerste onderwysers wat ‘n dataprojektor en skootrekenaar in die klaskamer gebruik het. ”Vandag gebruik al die personeel by die skool gevorderde rekenaartegnologie,” sê hy. Coetzee se liefde vir kinders en sy noue betrokkenheid by hulle ontwikkeling het ook aan hom die top-toekenning tydens die Gauteng Kampioenskappe vir skole-revue die afgelope vyf jaar besorg.
ΓÇ£Ek glo dat die persoonlike skakeling met die kinders van groot belang is en bied self avontuurkampe aan om in voeling te bly met hulle.
“Die skool nooi alle kinders, ongeag ras of taal, om by ons aan te sluit. Kinders se ontwikkeling is ons eerste prioriteit,” sê hy.

Bron:  vaalweekblad.com

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Bless us ‘Mporo’

SHARPEVILLE.- The controversial Paseka ΓÇ£MporoΓÇ¥ Motsoeneng is fast making a name for himself in this region. The popular radio and television personality partnered with VUT FM and Sharpeville SAPS to host a prayer meeting at the police precinct on Friday.

The prayer was aimed at forming a strong bond between the community of Sharpeville and members of the police in the area. Organised by VUT FM, the event marked MporoΓÇÖs first ever visit to Sharpeville SAPS. In recent weeks, the man best known for his antics on Soweto TV on DStv Channel 150 has gone live on VUT FM and even went as far as hosting his shows at the Vereeniging Civic Theatre and Mphatlalatsane Theatre in Zone 14, Sebokeng.

Sharpeville SAPS spokesperson Warrant Officer Aubrey Moopeloa says that Mporo was contributing towards the fight against crime and that his visit was primarily targeted at police officers and community members. ΓÇ£The event went well. Mporo was a little late as he was delayed elsewhere but, as soon as he arrived, members of the community were happy to see him,ΓÇ¥ says Moopeloa.

Mporo arrived with his entourage of bodyguards and camera crew, much to the appreciation of his fans in the area. Spectators came in their numbers to watch the man of prayer and he did not disappoint as he made an appearance outside the police station prior to going inside for the special prayer.

Source: vaalweekly.com

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Matriekafskeid-Expo by Vereeniging Stadskouburg

VEREENIGING. – ΓÇÿn Modevertoning en -uitstalling word┬á op 30 Julie om 18:00 by die Vereenigingse stadskouburg gehou. Elke matrikulant ontvang die aand ΓÇÿn bederf-geskenkbewys om vir jou matriekfskeid te gebruik.
Elke matrikulant wat net die aand daar is, kry ‘n gratis “proef” vir hul hare en geskenk­bewyse soos masserings, velsorgbehandelings of iets soortgelyk ter waarde van R200.

Wees dus net die aand daar en ontvang jou bewys!
Pryse
Nog pryse ter waarde van duisende rand word die aand weggegee. Alles wat jy vir jou matriekafskeid nodig gaan hê, is hier.
Nuutste modes
Ontwerpers van rokke te kies en te keur, die nuutste modes in manspakke, rokke te koop – sommer daar en dan – huur rokke uit ΓÇÿn ander w├¬reld, grimeerdeskundiges gaan raad gee vir jou groot dag, haarkapsters vir elke gril en gier, naels van jou keuse, juwele, onderklere, video en fotograwe.
Jy kan ook wenke kry hoe om heuningbruin te word in net 5 minute, asook hoe om ΓÇÿn paar lastige kiloΓÇÖs te verloor voor jou groot dag.
Vir meer inligting kontak Juanita by 082 448 6396.

Bron: vaalweekblad.com

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Susan Lemmer se boek – Sy is steeds my kind

Susan Lemmer - Sy is steeds my kind Susan Lemmer – Sy is steeds my kind

Koop die boek by www.voelgoedwinkel.co.za

Susan Lemmer is die ma van Cezanne Visser (ook bekend as Advokaat Barbie)

Die grootste geskenk wat n ma van God kan kry is n kind.. Jy raak verlief op die kind vandat jy uitvind jy is swanger. Jy koester jou magie elke dag met baba olie en voel hoe die vel strek soos die baba groei. Dan is dit die groot dag. Sodra die bondeltjie vreugde gebore is begin die taak om te probeer om die beste ma ooit te wees.

Susan Lemmer is een van hierdie ma’s wat nie kon ophou dink wat verkeerd geloop het dat haar dogter, Cezanne Visser die pad byster geraak het nie. Wat kon sy meer doen? Wat het sy verkeerd gedoen? Hoekom was sy nie daar vir haar kind nie? 

Cezanne Visser ook bekend as “Advokaat Barbie” is tot 7 jaar tronkstraf gefonnis vir seksmisdade en die vervaardiging van pornografie van jong meisies onder die leiding en invloed van haar vriend, Dirk Prinsloo. 

Susan Lemmer het n boek geskryf “Ek wil he jy moet weet – sy is steeds my kind” oor die agtergrond van Cezanne Visser se kindertyd, grootword en die daaglikse struwelinge van groot mens wees en hoe dit haar in haar grootmens lewe beinvloed het. 

Susan Lemmer se boek is op die rakke beskikbaar vanaf Maandag 15de Agustus 2011.

Koop Susan Lemmer se boek (Ek wil he jy moet weet – Sy is steeds my kind)┬ávanaf www.voelgoedwinkel.co.za

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Nanny Mcphee out of business!

SEBOKENG. – When schools are closed parents have one concern and one concern only: ΓÇ£What are my children doing when I am not at home?ΓÇ¥ Every parent worries about this and brothers Themba and Mandla Dlamini came up with a brilliant idea for such parents and their children.

The Celta Vigo Football Club uses soccer as the tool to keep children under full supervision.The Weekly Sport caught up with the two on Thursday at Zone 3 stadium where they used the sport facility as their base, for training and home games.

Themba the head coach of the team says that school holidays are very important to the team as they get more time to train their teams and talk to them about education based issues. ΓÇ£We use training as the basic subject of team talks and education is a crucial pressure point.

The players know very well that their educational part of life has to be in accordance with their performance on the field,ΓÇ¥ says Themba. Mandla, the team manager also added that they cannot have a team that is good on the field, but going nowhere in life. EducationistΓÇÖs a vital part of their lives.

They need to consider it and use their talent in soccer to open doors for them.Mandla further says that they are heading a team of a 150 players and they want these players to make it big, but that wonΓÇÖt be possible if they do not equip themselves with knowledge.

Themba concludes that during these school holidays the team trains in the morning and after training they take a break. Then they escort all the players to study at the local school Emazini Primary School were parents will fetch them in the afternoon.

Source: vaalweekly.com

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Need for Speed ’shifts’ up again

VANDERBIJLPARK. ΓÇô Shift 2 Unleashed is the 17th installation in the Need for Speed franchise. It is undoubtedly unfair to compare the latest version with its predecessor, but anyone who has played Need for Speed before will know what the franchise is all about. ItΓÇÖs about going fast in exotic cars with realistic physics.

Shift 2 differentiates itself from the pack by allowing you to tune the driving realism to your liking. The game starts off with a test lap for you to try, and then suggests settings based on your performance, which can be changed later as you get more comfortable with the game. Loads of driving-assists like displaying the best driving line on the track, traction assist, antilock brakes, and automatic speed adjustment for corners are included and are very useful.
Playing the game with manual transmission with all the assists turned off is a nightmare for all but the most dedicated and hardcore among virtual drivers. Shift 2 is definitely leaning towards the simulation end of the driving spectrum.
YouΓÇÖre constantly rewarded for doing practically anything in the game, from winning a race to performing a number of supplementary objectives. Bonus experience points are on offer for mastering each track by sticking to the correct racing line or taking corners correctly.

Another big new addition is real racing stars who, according to producer Jesse Abney, act as the gameΓÇÖs bosses.
These stars, including Vaughn Gittin Jr and EAΓÇÖs own Patrick Soderlund, will introduce themselves in a video and talk about their particular racing discipline.
These videos also aim to create a rivalry and add an incentive: if you beat the racer, you take their car. Shift 2 Unleashed looks comprehensive, even though EA admits it wonΓÇÖt offer the same number of cars as some of the gameΓÇÖs competitors. The races we played were challenging an elimination on the winding roads of Tokyo in particular, but the promise of more experience-points kept us coming back for more.
Then there was the Alpental Circuit from the first Shift, now with the extra challenge of playing at night, which in combination with the helmet cam was a nerve-shredding delight.
This week Vaalweekblad in conjunction with EA sports is giving away 2 PC Shift 2 Unleashed and 1 Xbox game. To qualify send the correct answer to the question and your contact details to ettienne.vanrensburg@mooivaalmedia.co.za This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
* Question: What is the title of Need for SpeedΓÇÖs newest installation?

Source:  vaalweekblad.co.za

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The stones do not have to declare it!

VEREENIGING- The Civic Theatre Hall turned into a slice of heaven for a couple of hours on Saturday following a Gospel show that was hosted by Patshi Event Management and Entertainment. It was a praise and worship festival and each and every artist that set foot on stage found a way to up-lift the spirits of those who came to worship the name of the Lord.

They offered their best and credited their audience with heavenly song. The list of performers included the likes of Sgwili and Babo from Kwa-Zulu Natal who were 2010ΓÇÖs best Gospel new comers and our very own Israel Mosehle who won the award for best worship album.

These great worshipers shared the stage with Lebo Sekgobela, Bros of Peace GG, Zaza, Sharon Dee, Abanqobi, Thabiso, Gauta and others. These gospel artists had the same vision for the event: to praise God for what He has done in their lives.

Thabang Mnisi from Patshi Entertainment says the show exceeded all expectations and the turn up was incomparable. ΓÇ£We are aiming to revive the Vaal again! Gospel music in the Vaal was slowly fading, but it is up to us to make sure that the light in our hearts keeps shining through our music.

We have great artists coming from the Vaal, who are making waves outside their perimeters. This means there are countless talented artists in the Vaal, who need to be exposed and appreciated. Our region has what it takes to produce great gospel musicians,ΓÇ¥ says Mnisi.

The performance reached its climax when Babo no Sgwili ascended the stage. They were supposed to wrap up the proceedings with great traditional Zulu gospel songs, but then Mosehle had the audience on their feet with worship that finally reflected the vision of the day.

Source: vaalweekly.com

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We are glad to be appreciated

Major General Deliwe De Lange, Sebokeng Cluster Commander writes:
It was with great appreciation and an applaud to read a letter from a reader, Lefa Monyane from Steelpark ( Vaal Weekly 6-12 July 2011), as police we appreciate and applaud such comments which we believe serves as information sharing to our communities as we serve them.

Readers such as Lefa are assisting other readers to at least realise the importance of police in our communities. We consider LefaΓÇÖs letter as inspiring and motivating to us as police in order to realise that our communities do indeed appreciate our endeavors in safe keeping them and creating a safe environment for all.

Yes, we do make mistakes here and there but we appreciate that some of our community members realise positive efforts that are done by us in carrying the police mandate. We hope that more of the members of the community can develop the same appreciation of police and their work and dedicate themselves to work together with the police in rooting out the causes of crime and correct criminals and their criminal behaviour and intentions.

We salute you Lefa Monyane.

Source: vaalweekly.com

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Albert groet Vaal na bevordering

VANDERBIJLPARK. ΓÇô Trane het verlede week gevloei toe daar afskeid geneem is van een van Vanderbijlpark-polisie se lede wat welbekend onder sakelui en die algemene gemeenskap is.
Adjudant-offisier Albert Van den Berg (51) het totsiens gesê na 11 jaar diens by die stasie nadat hy tot luitenant bevorder is en sy werksaamhede by die Orange Farm-polisie gaan voortsit.
Van den Berg was betrokke by die polisie se besigheidwag en het in dié tyd in Vanderbijlpark uitgestaan as ‘n man wat toegewyd is om sakemisdaad in die omgewing te verminder.
Nog ΓÇÿn lid van die besigheidswag, adjudant-offisier Elna Swanepoel, is na die rang van luitenant bevorder. Sy gaan na die Lenasia-Suid polisiekantoor.
Van den Berg het ΓÇÿn deeglike kennis van misdaadvoorvalle in die sentrale sakegebied van Vanderijlpark opgebou en baie vriende onder sakelui gewen met sy daaglikse besoeke. Hy het ook ΓÇÿn goeie verhouding met die ΓÇ£Street eyesΓÇ¥ opgebou en weekliks met hulle vergader om inligting te bekom oor misdaadbedrywighede in die sakegebiede.
Hy is 33 jaar aan die polisie verbonde en het reeds by verskeie polisiestasies gewerk. In 1980 is hy na die Area Crime Combating Unit (ACCU) verplaas voordat hy in Januarie 2000 in Vanderbijlpark begin werk het. Hier het hy as die besigheidwag-ko├╢rdineerder begin. Die nuwe uitdaging het baie vinnig in ΓÇÿn suksesverhaal in die Vanderbijlparkse sakegebiede verander.
Oor sy suksesse sê hy op sy beskeie manier: “Dit was regtig net ‘n spanpoging oor die jare.” Albert is getroud met Elsie en het drie kinders en drie kleinkinders.
“Kyk jy na hom sal jy nie sê die nederige man is ‘n oupa van drie nie, hy lyk nog baie goed,”, het a/o Kinnie Steyn, mediawoordvoerder van die polisie, gesê.
Hy wou van kleins af polisieman word en kom uit ‘n familie van polisiemanne. Hy het passie vir uiteenlopende soorte sport en het vir 13 jaar geboks en provinsiale kleure verwerf. Hy het reeds vier Comrades-maratons gehardloop en speel tans muurbal om fiks te bly. Tydens sy afskeid verlede Woensdag het brigadier Temba Denge, nuwe stasie-offisier van die Vanderbijlparkse polisie, hom bedank vir sy positiewe bydrae tot die sakegemeenskap en die verminde­ring van misdaad in die gebied.
Die voorsitter van die GPF, mnr. Johan Sittig, het Van den Berg gelukgewens met sy nuwe aanstelling en hom net die beste vir die toekoms toegewens. Van den Berg sê hy is positief oor sy nuwe aanstelling en gaan weer eens die beste daarvan maak by die polisiestasie in Orange Farm. Albert het afgesluit met sy lewensuitkyk: “behandel mense soos wat jy behandel wil word”.

BRON: Vaalweekblad

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