Timeless Notes

Timeless Notes


The Executive Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality Cllr Julia Lata Mathebe accompanied by members of Members Mayoral Committee , Council Whip Cllr Chroris Phokane and Mayor of Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality Cllr Minah Bahula paid an official visit to Queen-Mother of Bapedi Kingdom Manyaku “Hlopogadi a Phaahla ” Thulare at the Royal House in Mohlaletsi

By Thulane Madalane

As the business leader of Timeless News I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us when we started this journey of being the news-bearer for the past 8 years or so, Timeless News is both an online and print community newspaper. Our first assignment when we started in 2013 was  a to visit Qunu during the funeral of the late struggle icon Nelson Mandela. As the publication we faced (and we still do even today) many challenges but we decided to focus on what could help us to rise than what could diminish of our existence. So as we rebuild www.timelessnews.co.za we decided to expand publication’s reach to Sekhukhune and other parts of Capricorn District Municipality, from our traditional base Nkangala District Municipality I wont go much into details on this one until our marketing team have done market penetration research, which will give us a broader scope of what we want to achieve as the publication. I also want to assure our readers that we will live up to our payoff line which says we are “THOUGHT LEADERS IN COMMUNITY NEWS” meaning as the leadership of the paper we need to tell, break news and run features that will be about communities rather than subjecting our readers to desktop journalism. Our promise to our readers is that we will give them well researched and balanced stories, we will do features on community upliftment initiatives, business profiles, health and education feature I will be engaging Dr CN Mabelane a mathematician to do a Science and Maths feature that will help our learners with their curriculum challenges and we will also engage Lawyers and General Practitioners to give our readers legal and medical inputs on weekly basis these inputs will empower our readers in those areas of interests. Equally significant we will also use the publication to accommodate our Magoši as an important component of our society whose voices have been muted by other media platforms who don’t recognize their invaluable contributions to community upliftment. Timeless News Foundation will starting an artistic ensemble and all sporting codes activities with the aim of helping our kids to define their purpose early in life, it pains my heart to see lot of youngsters becoming slaves to idle-mindedness habits such as nyaope and alcohol addiction, in my hometown of Jane Furse we grew up knowing that nkoronyane ( a homemade dry gin popular known as spayoni or Mampuru was meant for older persons) lately younger lads drink it religiously and is killing them. We are not saying as Timeless News Foundation will solve all these problems but our programs could change lives of those fewer people and they could become better leaders of tomorrow, I remember in 2001 when we ran winter camps during the days of Madnews the first newspaper in Sekhukhune, those camps changed the lives of many young people the likes of Tshepo Thobejane who is now popular television actor, Vincent Motubatse , Elaine Thobejane, Nancy Mabane, Jonas Phala ( who is now owns a popular theater production company) and just to mention few. I believe that if we can double our energy and efforts we could have an impact to the lives of those fewer youngsters who will discover their purpose through the activities of the foundation and build self reliance and confidence. We also encourage our readers who have writing passion to submit their opinion pieces to this email address; info@timelessnews.co.za . Timeless News Foundation will be teaming up with our social partners, Mpilo Plough Back Initiative, our Advertisers and our Readers to roll out a community initiative which will be unveiled on the 18 July as part of Mandela Day celebrations details will be unveiled shortly. On Monday we celebrated Human Rights Day, Human Rights Day should ignite the spirit of super-community activism, where we  should be working with our councilors at ward level, making inputs on critical service delivery thorny issues like access to roads and potable water, most importantly hold them accountable for promises that they made before their communities voted for them in last year’s local government elections. Petrol price could hit R24 in April, that will have adverse consequences on both motorists and commuters apparently the reason for this price hike emanate from the fact Europe decided not to boycott the Russian oil, price fall and NATO is working on plans to send anti-ship missiles to Ukraine . Oil traders are anticipating oil prices to hit $200 per barrel under the right circumstances this could double the petrol price in South Africa. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwane promised that government could temporarily blunt the impact of the oil price in the beginning of April.It was encouraging to see both the Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality Cllr Julia Lata Mathebe and her counterpart in Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality Minah Bahula paying the Queen-Mother of Bapedi Kingdom Manyaku “Hlopogadi a Phaahla” Thulare a courtesy visit at Bapedi Royal House in Mohlaletsi. Yesterday President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the fourth edition of South African Investment Conference, investment pledges from companies like Ford Motor Company( R 16,4 billion) African Rainbow Minerals ( R11 billion) Impala Platinum (R 11.8 billion) Scatec (R 16 Billion a Norwegian energy company) and others reached a total of R 332 billion in investment pledges. The total investment pledged since the inception of SAIC in 2018 now stands at R 1, 14 trillion with a shortfall of 5 percent that is R60 billion to the targeted R 1, 2 trillion. As a salesman myself I think Cyril Ramaphosa is on his  way to reach his 5 years R 1,2 trillion investment goal, hopefully this investment pledges will be cascaded to Sekhukhune as part of Special Economic Zone initiatives which should turn our district as a industrialization construction site.


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