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.
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.
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.
Radio Khwezi’s soccer team participated at the CFT soccer tournament that was held at Gateway, Sport Arena, on 11 February 2012.
16 different teams from all over KwaZulu Natal joined the event which started at 9am and ended round 4pm.
Besides having its own soccer team, Radio Khwezi also covered the entire event.
We would like to use this oppurtunity to congratulate the winning team once again:
Harbook – from Harding
Radio Khwezi attended a workshop to promote democracy through increased community participation, a partnership between the DDP, Vuleka Productions and four community radio stations in KZN.
Interview with Commander Prince Tshabalala, Staff Officer External Corporate Communication in the South African Navy at the SADC Chief of Navies conference for Maritime Security in Durban
Radio Khwezi recorded a professional group of musicians from Munich, Germany on Thursday, 15. March. The world class quartet "Harmonic Brass"
gives about 150 concerts per year and performs all over the world.
Khwezi at DDP conference
24-26 April at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban
Peter Rice represented Radio Khwezi at the DDP conference. He received a certificate of recognition on behalf of Khwezi. Radio Khwezi is now an official partner of the DDP. The Democracy Development Program (DDP) exists to deepen democracy through the promotion of good governance, democratic governance and social justice. We will soon be doing radio drama’s and talk shows together aimed at empowering and activating citizenship.
Trip to Bangumuzi Primary School on the 19 of April 2012
A local business man Mr. Vusi Sibiya started a campaign to sponsor school uniforms and food parcels to school children in and around the Greytown area. It is his way of giving back to the community. Radio Khwezi ‘Ezabasha’ (youth) presenter was invited to witness the event and do some recordings. It was a very successful day.