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All Media enquiries should be directed to Ms Anita D Sehlabo
Acting Assistant Manager: Media Relations
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Address by acting President, Kgalema Motlanthe, at the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Human Rights Day in Sharpeville, 21 March 2010

Acting President, Kgalema Motlanthe, at the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Human Rights Day in SharpevilleProgramme director; Ministers and Deputy Ministers; Members of the National and Provincial Legislatures; Premier of Gauteng Province, Ms Mokonyane; Executive Mayor of Sedibeng, Councillor Mofokeng; Mayors of all Municipalities; Leaders of various political organisations; Survivors and families of the Victims of the Sharpeville Massacre; Distinguished guests; and Ladies and gentlemen: Dumelang! Sanibonani!

“My grandmother had taught us to say goodbye when we went to the shop in town, because we never knew if we would come back or not. We use to say ‘If you don’t see me, check me at Number four’.”


South African Library Week 2010

16 March 2010 - The former Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr Pallo Jordan has been quoted as calling libraries “universities of the poor”  because they bring within the reach of all, the wonder contained in books and other media.

Meter readings

16 March 2010 - Following your enquiry on the Emfuleni Local Municipality’s meter reading system, the Municipality wishes to place it on record that it renders more than 37-thousand water accounts and more than 25-thousand of electricity to consumers. We are aware of the fact that some accounts will be incorrect due to locked gates as is the case in your enquiry. That is why we encourage consumers to supply the Municipality with readings in cases where access to their premises is prohibited. 

South Africa commemorates the 50th anniversary of Human Rights Day

50th anniversary of Human Rights Day 16 March 2010 - As announced by President Jacob Zuma in his state of the nation address, South Africa will this year mark the 50th anniversary of Human Rights Day. In order to honour the 180 injured individuals and the 69 heroes and heroines who were killed during the protest, government has decided to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre on 21 March, Human Rights Day at Sharpeville Cricket Pitch next to George Thabe soccer stadium, Gauteng Province.

Bontle Ke Botho Awards ceremony

25 February 2010 - Following the nomination of two of Emfuleni Local Municipality’s wards to compete in the Provincial Bontle Ke Botho Clean and Green program, Councillors responsible for these Wards will now be receiving awards for keeping their environment clean. Ward 33 and 41 Councillors will receive the awards during a prize giving ceremony to be hosted by the Sedibeng District Municipality. Lesedi Local Municipality Ward Councillors will also receive awards at the ceremony.

Career Awareness Expo

Career Expo9 February 2010 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality will be holding a two day Career Expo as part of the Municipality’s effort to showcase the Libraries and Information Services (LIS) to the public. The Expo’s focus will be the provision of information that will empower and develop the Emfuleni community with career related information.

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