1 ST EDITION
COMMUNITY MAGAZINE January – February 2016
ELDORADO PARK | FREEDOM PARK | NATURENA | SLOVO
Inspirational stories of
Mama Junior A
Dedicated Business woman
Anti-Drug Activity Dereleen
James from Eldorado
“Education is the most
powerful weapon we can use
to change the world”
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The aim of this magazine is to uplift the community by local
Inspirational Stories of Eldorado Park, Freedom Park, Naturena
and Slovo Park residents who are making a difference in
changing our communities and inspiring others.
This magazine contains stories that will inspire the community
and uplift their ambitions in day to day lives. It will also inspire
and reveal the worth of the growing South African cultural
developments, education, social activities, social issues, sports and
entertainments happening around the communities of Eldorado
Park, Freedom Park, Naturena and Slovo Park. This magazine is also
a platform of new business advertisement opportunities for
existing businesses in the community to advertise their goods and
The main aim of the magazine is to showcase all the
developments and activities happening in our communities;
including individuals who are committed to bringing change by
literally healing our communities from economic setbacks.
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4 Together we can (Eldorado Park March)
5 Say no to Drugs (Meet Dereleen James Anti-drug activity)
9 Freedom Park clinic (Social development)
10 Mama Junior (A dedicated business woman)
13 Department of Education
16 Annual School sports day held at Naturena
19 Freedom park high school
21 Naturena community library
22 Social development (Freedom Park)
23 Service delivery (PIKI TUP)
25 Boys & Bins (Seeking a better life)
28 Back to Nature with Master linx
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TOGETHER WE CAN.
It was on 19 th of September 2015 the residents of
Eldorado Park, Freedom Park and Naturena together
with the Community leaders, youth, young and old
people came to the streets of Eldorado Park in an effort
to stand up against drugs, nyaope, killing of our Police
officers, crime and women & child abuse in our
The march started in Freedom Park were the chairman
of West Zone region Richard Zulu well known as Shoes
was leading the march until Eldorado Park Police
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan municipality
Councillor (Clr) Mbuyiselo Dokolwane of ward 119 who
was the part of the walk said “the reason of the march
was to raise awareness to the community, fighting
against the killing of police, drugs, and crime in our
When the protesters arrived at the gate of Eldorado
Park Police station they we’re singing struggle songs. Clr
Dokolwane greeted people and welcomed everyone, he
then introduced all the community leaders who were on
the stage such as, Dada Morero, Dereleen James and
VIVA ANC VIVA.
Chairperson of West zone Richard Zulu was
reading the memorandum, he says “No more
funny activities that are against the South
African law. We are claiming our streets back,
we say no to drugs, no more killing of our
police officers”. The memorandum was
addressed to Mr Kenneth Van Wyk a Station
Commander of Eldorado Park SAP station.
Commander Van wky received the
memorandum and he then explained how
they will handle the Issues of drugs, crime and
funny activities which are against the law. He
said “This should be a free crime zone, from
Freedom Park, Eldorado Park, Naturena and
Slovo Park. He signed the memorandum then
he explained that he and his fellow works “on
Monday we will discuss this memorandum;
we are currently on the daily basis together
with the Provincial office discussing crime to
figure out what we can do”.
SAY NO TO DRUGS
POWER TO THE WOMEN
Dereleen James (the woman on left hand
side), wearing the white t-shirt, holding a
poster with a peaceful powerful message
written “KEEP NYAOPE OFF OUR STREETS”
a resident of Eldorado Park, a mother and
a community hero who inspired others by
her commitments and changing people’s
lives. Dereleen and fellow mothers in her
community wrote a letter to President
Jacob Zuma about the terrible situation of
drugs abuse and high rate of crime in
Since last year Dereleen has recently
captured the headlines of local and
national publications; radio and television
of safety for children who are involved with
On the 22 nd of September 2015 Dereleen
was intived to SABC External service
Channel Africa Radio by Maximillan
Bushoke a Journalist/Producer.
Dereleen explained she is a founder of
(SWS) “SHARING WITHOUT SHAME”
organisation, with the goal of being a place
Dereleen was invited by President Baraka
Obama of the United State of America in
related to issue of drugs in South Africa.
You can change the world. Lead SA is a personal call to every person to make a difference. We
all have a responsibility to make the world a better place. It could be as simple as making a
stranger smile or big as fighting to further the rights entrenched in our Structure. Each act
makes a difference.
We salute heroes like you Dereleen James.
Freedom Park Clinic
FREEDOM PARK CLINIC
OFFICIALLY OPENED BY HIS WORSHIP THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF THE
CITY OF JOHANESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY,
CLR: MPHO PARKS TAU
ON 1 APRIL 2014
Mama Junior A Dedicated Business woman
Maboko R (Photographer). Mama Junior and her grandchild. Mama Junior’s house.
Naturena. BushBox production. 2016
Community Leader /
unior Nkoane well
known as Mama Junior a
Naturena resident 2876
Hamilton Street ex 19 phase 2.
She is now (58) of age, was born
in the township of ‘Alexander’
outside the city of
Johannesburg; then she moved
to Tembisa where she
matriculated in 1982. After
matric she went for ‘Computer
courses’ to upgrade her learning
skills and computer skills. In
1994 she worked for Telkom,
retired in 2005 due to ill health.
Mama junior is a person with disability, she’s married with two children, two nephews and two grandchildren.
She had her disability before she had children.
She is an entrepreneur who established her small
business “JUNIOR INN & CARTERING PROJECTS”
she started her business in 2008. The purpose of
starting her business was because she has passion
for cooking and catering. She explained that she
started cooking meals, as time goes on she decided
to do a research about what short in the area and
discovered that she can render services of hiring
events equipment for example, tents and chairs.
Since then she started using her profits from
catering services to buy those equipment to hire
late in 2008, early 2009 she had 10 chairs for hire.
With 2010 profit, she managed to buy 40 chairs and
1 tent from the profit she made in that year,
because of the ‘2010 world cup’ it was possible;
along the way there were competitors but that
didn’t stop her to make her customers happy. She
rendered them with quality services, she handled
complaints well. In 2011 her vision was to see
herself expanded and still doing well, because of
competitors she tried to minimise her prices. In
2014-2015 that’s when her vision came to life as
she has more equipment’s to hire, three stretch
tents, two tents 100 chairs, she caters for functions
any functions she’s up for it.
Mama Junior is dedicated to her business,
ambitious, patient and able to turn her life around.
Contact us at +27
Stretch Tent for Hire
Ottomans & Couches
Contact us @
+27 74 047 2705 / +27 74 276 7045
Education the key to
Education is a great weapon anyone can arm
themselves with here in our country. We both
know whether you want to be a business,
nurse or a train driver you need be equipped
with the right knowledge and wisdom, with
that said comes through basic education to
higher education. In South Africa we need to
have attained basic education for general jobs
offered by companies, atleast when you have
reached your grade 9 then you have a
possibility to work at any small general jobs.
We often forget to teach our kids the
importance of education and being able to
align it with our dreams, we often tell them go
get an education that’s all you need.
They end up just making sure they
matriculated and having not acquired
anything for themselves
just the certificate to get on another level of
education. As a graduate I remember doing
some of the things I did in high school during
my first year as to how it is done and what I
had no memory of it. That is not the reason of
basic education, it has to open a path of ability
to use your understanding and applying to
what required. There is a huge different
between a person who left school in grade 9
and one who matriculated, the conduct the
use to deal with same situations differs a lot.
The government does its best offer free
education so everyone can access it, youth of
today are wasting most of their time thinking
education is not a must, where as they end up
nowhere. Let us respect the little we are given
and expand it to something big that we want
to see in life. Carry your weapon to successful
DEPARTIMENT OF EDUCATION
The new Naturena Primary II
Education and transparency are key in creating
sustainable social economic solutions in Africa. The
Government in partnership with independent Trust
school programme initiatives officially have opened 17
new school in Gauteng province. The government set
R694.1 million toward the planning and construction
of new schools in 2014/2015.
The new Naturena primary school II, was one of the
schools built under the leadership of Clr Dokolwane of
ward 119. Mr G marks, the principal of the school,
explained that the school was constructed and
completed within 12 months or less since the
beginning of the 2014 calendar year. It is aimed at
alleviating the pressure of the rapidly growing learner
population in the province.
The school is well functioning, it has been receiving
many of leaners, it has (number of classes) which
accommodates (number of learners) in each class.
The school start from grade R up to grade 7. The teachers are well trained, Mr G Marks the
principal has very good leadership and he meets all the demands of the school. The
community is very happy because the school is nearby and they can use some of the school
facilities, even though the school does not have a hall where they can use it for community
meetings, Social activities and etc. Clr of ward 119 Dokolwane said “the school was built to
develop a vision and establishing key relationship within the school and community”, to
create a school that inspires more children to go as far their talented and potential allow.
NATURENA VILLAGE EX 19 GAUTENG
NATURENA PRIMARY SCHOOL II
Annual School sports Day
There is a great importance of sports in our schools. The sports teach discipline and it is very
essential to students. They also develop spirit of sportsmanship. It also inculcates the quality
of team spirit and unity around the students together with the parents of the community.
One the 12 th of September 2015 Naturena primary school held a sports day. They had three
different team, Yellow, Red and Blue competing against each other. The school celebrates the
Annual school day every year.
The teachers prepare for the sports day in advance so that it can be progressive.
It was a very big gathering, the community showed support by large number of attendance,
Parents came to support their child whom were participating.
The event started in the morning, with memorable and colourful ceremony. The races were
all organised very well, the signal for starting it was given by a pistols gun. One teacher was
noting the time with the help of a stopwatch. The whole event was very interesting and
everyone was having a wonderful day.
Maureen Mnzima Deputy principal of Naturena primary school.
Mnzima said “Every year we participate and the winning team receive a trophy,
after participating here in school
we go provincial”.
We choose to held the event on
a Saturday, because we want the
community and the parents of
students to join so that we can
interact and socialise,
celebrating this day together as
one. Last time we held this kind
of event and the challenge we
faced was the attendance of the
parents couldn’t due to work.
Rebaone Mmude interviewed one of the Parents.
Mmude: Tell us why are you here? Parent: today it’s a sport day here at Naturena primary.
because we are gathered here as parents
to meet different races, culture, and
Mmude: What makes you leave your home
to attend this sport day? Parent: I have a
child by the name of Phenyo who is also
participating; It means a lot to be here
supporting one another. One of the
student Kabelo, said “this day means a lot
to me, because we are not just competing
with each other but we are learning”.
Annual sports day at Naturena primary school
Freedom park high school
Learning is path to liberty
Multi-million rand investments in economic and social infrastructure to drive the city of
Johannesburg’s future growth and development are the primary features of the city’s 2015-
2016 budget. Naturana Library a new infrastructure built at Naturena ex 11 under the
leadership of Clr Dokolwane of ward 119.
Job Creation Freedom park CWP
PICK IT UP – Serving you, saving our environment
DID YOU KNOW? YES/NO
“Up to 84% of recycling comes from the small army of pickers, now believed to number as many as 25000
countrywide.”- (sundaytimes 2015:[sp]). They are many unemployed men and women who resort in making
a difference in their daily lives, and they become pickers of recyclable items to sell, they are known
“abomakgereza” recycling hustlers.
Photos by Maboko Romeo
Bio- (www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/opinion/2015/09/27/Joburgs-trolley-men-work-the-streets-lined-with-plastic-gold) .
BOYS & BINS
SEEKING A BETTER LIFE!
This article describes the journey taken by
a group of youth from Naturena, seeking
for a better life, showing others that you
do not have to give up or say ‘there is
noting that I can do’ because we are all
capable of doing better in our society.
This is an Interview between Rebaone Mmude
a senior editor from BushBox Production and
Tebogo Monyethabeng who is the leader of
the Boys & Bins Cleaning project.
Where are you from? Tebogo: I’m from
Naturena, been staying here for 12years
What motivate you to do this job? Tebogo: I
saw that there was a need to do this, the
dustbins here are very dirty, and there was no
one cleaning them, so I saw the opportunity to
start this project and to earn something for
myself, also to make sure that our
environment it’s clean.
How much do you earn from all this job?
Tebogo: To be honest we make close to
R10 000 every month, because we have two
branches. I really don’t make that much for
myself because I have people to pay too, who
are working with me. Me personally I make
How many of you in this project? Tebogo:
We were two when it started, but then
increased the number to four people for
How many years has it operating? Tebogo:
It started In 2012 February, so its 4 years.
Do you feel safe doing this job, I mean there
is a lot of dirt here,and germs? Tebogo:
Cleaning this dustbins, it’s a hell of a job,
because there are germs, we can catch
infections very fast, but then when they are
used to be cleaned there, are not a lot of
Cleaning this dustbins can cause sicknesses,
how do you prevent yourself from them?
Tebogo: We use sanitations, such as soups,
polish, deep, we have gloves and there is this
spray we use called Salvest it kills germs.
How did you approach the owners of these dustbins? Tebogo: We just goes house to house, tell them
about the project, some houses have dogs which is very difficult to approach, but at the end of the
day we manage, we negotiated then it was done.
In terms of the materials what do you use, where do you get them and whose water do you use?
Tebogo: Sanitation materials, buy them from different stores every month. There is this lady who is
giving us the water, we offered to pay her but she refused, because she feels that we are doing a great
job for ourselves.
What are you doing during the weekdays, since you only do this project on Wednesdays? Tebogo:
During the week I have piece jobs that I do, such as doing couches from the scratch, I also earn from
that, I also promote products.
What are your views about this community in terms of youth using drugs, alcohol e. t. c? Tebogo:
Drugs are really affecting the youth, like nyaope and others, but then we do have hope that someday
it will change, also by doing this project we are trying to show them or rather say pulling them to do
something better than doing drugs.
Back to Nature with
Reaching out to our Leaders who are leading
our communities for a better place. Building
of nation to grow our economy.
These issues we encounter everyday of our
lives, some of the youth today struggle to
reach out, to seek help, because we have
this attitude of “how will it help me?”, “what
benefit will I get”. At some point I would say
we are too ignorant. Young people have a
need to constantly set themselves apart.
This is resulting in the increased number of
youth who seek to define themselves
through their lifestyles. Meet Master Linx
S.A a Naturena resident extension 19, real
name Lindelani Gift Mngomezulu well
known as ‘Buddha nai nai’ or Master Linx,
Born and raised in Soweto. He is a Deejay,
Producer, Instrumentalist, Percussionist and
Co- founder of Dynamic pioneers. Lindelani
said “I am a self-driven musician and my
music career started back in 2005, but at
that time I just liked mixing different tracks,
and that inspired me to become who I am
In 2009 Lindelani bought his first drum
(Djembe drum) then after he bought a
conga drum and his collection grew ever
since. Master Linx became a brand that
influences organic and indigenous tribe. He
explain “I’ve shared stage with artists like Dj
Ganyani, Naakmusiq, Prince KB, K.O, AKA, L-
tido, and Lilac Jean just to name a few.
Reach Out team say “You too can change
the world”. Leading South Africa is a
personal call to every person to make a
difference. Big up to Master Linx SA keep
up with the great work and inspiring
others. We salute you.
#Remember your History
“On 11 th February, in 1990 Father of the Nation,
President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was
released unconditionally from prison after 27
A Better life for all.
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