Caiphus Khumalo visited Radio Khwezi. Caiphus is a nature conservation scientist, working for Ezemvelo KZN. He comes from the Jozini area in northern KZN, and has been appointed to create awareness of climate change and the Cop17 conference among the rural communities in KZN.
Report on Excellence Awards in Glencoe Management Area
The Correctional Services Department under Glencoe management area, which manages correctional facilities under Umzinyathi District and uThukela District, held a ceremony of Excellence awards on 17 November 2011. Certain officials working in this management area were nominated for their good performance in correcting the morals of those incarcerated.
In order for an official to qualify for this award he/she has to be a hard worker and dedicated in his/her job, putting the lives of offenders and the interests of the department first. The awards were handed out as follows:
Good Governance – Where a member fights corruption and fraud, and promotes integrity:
Batho Pele Awards – Excelling in customer care, service to the public, responsiveness, fairness, commitment to excellence and enhancing development and growth of people:
Correctional Centre of the Year Award - A centre featuring cleanliness, neat appearance, good inspection reports and a good state of well-being of officials:
Estcourt Correctional Unit
Masibambisane Award – It is won by those that excel in community empowering and poverty alleviation, as well as restorative justice:
Glencoe Golf Wise team, Ms N.I Zungu, Estcourt Correctional acting unit manager, Mr. GJ Raill
Special Awards - Good functionality of the correctional team, with consistent behaviour in compliance with the DCS' values of integrity, accountability and respect:
Kranskop Correctional Unit, Glencoe Maintenance Department, Estcourt Community Corrections
Special Awards (National Commissioner's Award) - Good team effort, innovative and enthusiastic approach to work.
Kranskop Correctional Unit
Ubuntu Award – Work performed outside the normal duties of a correctional official to help those in need in the community:
N.I Zungu, Maria A. Papazaharias
Public Safety Award - Excelling in enhancing security and safety
Mr. M.R Jili – Glencoe Management Area, Thembinkosi Andreas Mnguni – Estcourt
The event was also attended by the Area Commissioner, Mr. BB Mchunu, as well as a representative from the Regional Commissioner’s office, Mr. Patrick Baxter and the Area Commissioner of Uitvaal Management Area, Mrs. M Mthembu. The nominees are looking forward to compete at regional level at an event expected to be held early December 2011.
The Maphumulo Spar in partnership with Radio Khwezi is renewing its mandate of serving the Maphumulo area.
This event is organized as follows:
Day: 24 November 2011
Time: 10 am
Venue: Maphumulo Spar
The event will be conducted by various well-known Radio Khwezi presenters! Make sure you won't miss out!
And by the way... there will be lots of prizes and give-aways!
Radio Khwezi is happy to announce this year's Masibumbane Year End Function!
When: 26 November 2011
Venue: Domino Servite School Hall, KwaSizabantu Mission
Aim: Giving thanks to the Lord for keeping us, sharing gifts and starting Christmas period celebrations.
Everyone is invited!
The uMvoti Aids Centre was officialy opened in Greytown (in the uMvoti Municipality) on 28 October 2011, which is also Arbor Day (tree planting day). The Centre was founded in 2000 with the aim of assisting people who are infected with HIV/Aids and are suffering from health conditions caused by the virus. The Centre also aims at developing agriculture and encouraging people to plant trees in the area.
The Centre was opened by Sappi, a timber company. The company has played a major role in the Centre, also being the donor of the site where it is situated.
Located about 500 metres from the Greytown Hospital, the Centre daily takes care of 120 children. It also offers assistance and care to a further 3500 children and 7000 adults in the broader community.
Mr Philani Madi, the director of Sappi, as well as its managing director from head office in Gauteng, Mr Hendrick de Jong, attended the occasion. Mr de Jong expressed his excitement over the progress that the Umvoti Aids Centre has made in recent years.
He also appreciated the fact that so many members of the community were present to witness the official opening of the Centre.
Guests were entertained by the uMvoti Aids Centre’s choir and by a learner from Tholinhlanhla Primary School, who recited a poem (about a ‘Whoonga’ drug.) The children of Tholinhlanhla Primary School performed zulu dances.
The Centre was officially opened by Mr de Jong and the chairperson of the centre, JoAnne Dutton. As part of the event, Mr de Jong planted a tree.
Appreciation was expressed for Radio Khwezi’s coverage of the event.
Radio Khwezi participated in the KZN Environmental Empowerment & Sustainable Livelihoods Media Session, held in Durban from 23 to 25 September 2011. Being held during Heritage Month, the Session just preceded the much anticipated COP17 conference, which was to be held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre.
The main objective of the Session, among others, was to enlighten the KZN media on issues relating to the environment, climate change and sustainable living, and thus empower them to, in turn, enlighten the public.