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Ms. Nomandla Bloem

Shova Kalula Distribution in Gariep High School in Prieska

MEC Nomandla Bloem in collaboration with the MEC Zolile Monakali for Dept. of Education handed over Shova Kalula Bicycles, Tablets and Sports uniforms to pupils at Gariep High School in Prieska, on 23 May 2024.

Speaker Giel MacDonald kicked off the event by welcoming the guests in attendance, followed by a word of appreciation from the SGB Chairperson, Mr. C Bostander. The scholars illustrated their sheer talent as they graced the audience with a performance from the choir, followed with a panegyric from the Xhosa praise poets and last performance of the Amapiano dance group.

During MEC Bloem’s speech she presented the Shova Kalula Project to the audience, “Shova Kalula is a flagship created by the Department of Transport in order to make transportation and education more accessible to our youth” said MEC Bloem. She continued “Just a little over 13 000 bicycles were distributed throughout the Northern Cape Province since 2001.” MEC Bloem elaborated on the benefits of the Shova Kalula bicycles, which serve to improve the social well- being of beneficiaries and reduce their over- reliance on private cars and other intermittent modes. Mr. Reneke concluded the event with a vote of thanks to all stakeholders for their attendance and the donations. 

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Shova Kalula Distribution in De Aar

MEC Nomandla Bloem for Dept. of Transport, Safety & Liaison was accompanied by HoD Rodney Pieterse to hand over Shova Kalula Bicycles at the Veritas Secondary School and Alphas Primary School in De Aar, on 22 May 2024.

The event was initiated with a prayer by Pastor Pieterse and a warm welcome by the Local Councillor, Mr. Brandt. Ms. L Mogorosi shared the purpose of the day and the intricacies of the Shova Kalula project with the learners and community members in attendance. “The Shova Kalula project was implemented in the year of 2001 with the aim of improving rural accessibility to education resource centres”, elaborated Ms. Mogorosi.

A learner from Alpha Primary School recited a poem to the audience titled, “Learning to Ride a Bicycle”, the poem constructed of colourful poetic devices as the student used meaningful simile’s to elaborate the analogy between life’s challenges and learning how to ride a bicycle.

The programme concluded with a vote of thanks done by headmasters at their respective schools, Mr Swartz (Veritas Secondary School) and Mrs Bitterbosch (Alpha Primary School). The stakeholders that were present include SAPS (South African Police Service).

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Shova Kalula Distribution in Jan Kempdorp

MEC Nomandla Bloem for Dept. of Transport, Safety & Liaison alongside SAPS Commissioner, Lt. General K. Otola donated 75 Shova Kalula bicycles to two secondary schools based in Jan Kampdorp, namely Vaalharts Combined School and Hartsvaal Primary School, this monumental occasion occurred at Vaalharts Combined School, on 30 April 2024.

The event kicked off with a short prayer by Mr. V Williams and a warm welcome from the headmaster of Vaalharts Combined School, Mr. WJ Botha. Acting Head of Ministry, Ms. M. Molefe shared the purpose of the day whilst providing learners with the background of the Shova Kalula initiative. Ms. Molefe continued with the objective of the Shova Kalula Bicycle initiative that is to promote cycling as a low cost mobility solution, thus enhancing rural accessibility and urban mobility to enable the underserved communities to participate in socio- economic opportunities, through developmental support to vulnerable groups as identified in target group. During MEC Bloem’s speech she took the opportunity to broaden scholar’s horizon on the rules of the road, the shova kalula vision and the overall importance of education.

The event concluded with a special vote of thanks from headmaster of Hartsvaal Primary School, Mr. T Mokola. Various stakeholders were in attenadnce such as Mayor of Phokwane Municipality, Cllr W. Harmse, SAPS and SGB members.

Shova Kalula Distribution in Jan Kempdorp

 

 

 

Shova Kalula Distribution at Lutzberg Intermediate School in Kakamas

MEC Nomandla Bloem for Dept. Of Transport, Safety and Liaison together with the MEC Zolile Monakali for Dept. of Education handed over Shova Kalula bicycles as well as school uniforms and stationery packs to the learners of Lutzburg Intermediate School in Kakamas, ZF Mcgwau, on 16 May 2024.

Mr. Jan Cloete started off the event with a prayer, followed by a warm welcome from the Ward Councillor, Mr. A Johnson. SGB member, Mr. C Brand, shared his gratitude towards the gifting of Shova Kalula Bicycles, school uniforms and stationery. MEC Bloem emphasised, “Lifelong learning should be the end goal” as she expressed the importance of school completion.

The departmental vision of the Shova Kalula pilot project is to maximise the use of bicycle transport services to enable communities to access social and economic opportunities in an affordable, safe, reliable and integrated manner. Hereby enabling that the scholars of the Lutzburg primary school receive Shova Kalula bicycles to lighten the load of mobility. The department is mindful of the fact that, for this project to be more effective, it requires the collaboration and cooperation with all the role-players and stakeholders, thus ensuing the involvement of parental figures and the school teachers to oversee the caregiving and maintenance of the bicycles. The Mayor of Khai-Gariep, Mayor Cllr. Matthys, ended of the session with a vote of thanks. The Department of Education (DoE), SGB members and CWP (Community Workers Programme) was in attendance.

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Inter-departmental Shova Kalula Distribution at Monwabisi High School

IMG 20240422 WA00121MEC Nomandla Bloem for Dept. of Transport, Safety & Liaison, alongside MEC Zolile Monakali for Dept. of Education launched the Shova Kalula Bicycle Project for the academic year of 2024 at Monwabisi High School in De Aar, on 22 April 2024.

The main aim and vision of this programme was to donate and hand over Shova Kalula bicycles to the identified beneficiaries within the Pixley Ka Seme District. The initiative ensures that learners whose residential address are five or more kilometers away from their school of attendance are assisted effectively to get to school safely, thus ensuring that they have full access to their education.

As a reformed teacher herself, MEC Bloem shared her wealth of knowledge with learners, emphasizing the importance of passing matric and the pursuit of tertiary education in order for them to accomplish their dreams and attain success. She proceeded to inform learners about the background and significance of the Shova Kalula Project, and emphasised the cruciality of abiding the rules of the road as the learners will be utilising the non-motorised vehicle. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by the headmaster of Monwabisi High School, Mr. M Booi. 

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The Ministerial Crime Prevention Imbizo in Posmasburg

IMG 20240417 WA00131MEC Nomandla Bloem for Dept. of Transport, Safety & Liaison and HoD Rodney Pieterse joined the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Makgabo Reginah Mhaule, and MEC Zolile Monakali for Basic Education in the Northern Cape Province for a District Development Model (DDM) outreach programme at Learamele Special School in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District, on 17 April 2024.

The day commenced with the establishment of a food garden initiative as a legacy project by the Deputy Minister as the DDM Champion. The programme was attended by various stakeholders that contributed immensely to the success of this initiative, with the Dept. Transport Safety & Liaison donating two hundred (200) Shova Kalula bicycles to eligible learners throughout the district. The Shova Kalula project is a flagship programme from DTSL which ensures that learners whose residential address are five or more kilometers away from their school of attendance are assisted effectively to get to school safely, thus ensuring that they have full access to their education.

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Ministerial Crime prevention Imbizo in Posmasburg link

Shova Kalula Distribution in JTG link

Human Rights Day Awareness in Calvinia

IMG 20240320 WA0034The DTSL Namakwa District office conducted an interactive mobilization session ahead of Human Rights Day alongside SAPS Calvinia, Dept. of Health, Junior Station Commissioners, Provincial Traffic, and Community Police Forum in Calvinia West, on 20 March 2024. 

The day commenced with a mentoring session for local students, lead by Sergeant RA Leaukes and Hantam Municipality Councillor Ms. S Koopman, on the importance of students school attendance and graduation. Students were given a rude awakening on the affect that absenteeism has on their future and the brunt they will have to bear if they decide to cease enrollment, thus adding to the unemployment rate in their community and limiting their opportunities.  

Hantam Municipality Mayor K. Alexander joined the mobilizations team as they raised awareness for Human Rights Day. The mayor spared a moment to listen and address community members in Blikkies Dorp on some of the socio-economic issues they are challenged with. The initiative concluded with a brief outline on the impact of the mobilization session and community members were informed on their basic human rights as civilians.

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Human Rights Day Campaign 2024

Hantam Municipality continues to Monitor the Implementation of all Multi-sectoral Crime Prevention and Community Safety Initiatives Through CSF's

IMG 20240319 WA0056The DTSL-Namakwa district office held their Final Quarterly Community Safety Forum meeting for 2023/2024 at the Lennie Skippers Hall, in Calvinia on 19 March 2024. The meeting was attended by key role players in the safety and security cluster namely SAPS Calvinia, SAPS Middelpos, SAPS Nieuwoudtville, SAPS Loeriesfontein, Hantam Municipality, Community Police Forum (CPF), Spiritual leaders, Provincial Traffic, Hantam Municipality, Dept. of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA), Community in Blue (CIB) and the Provincial Secretariat for Police.

The comprehensive session was chaired by the mayor of Hantam Municipality, Mr. K Alexander and supervised by Mr. T Sekia. Stakeholders in attendance presented statistics on crimes and other socio-economic issues which most communities have been battling with and the management of these issues by the Community Safety Forum (CSF).

The overall report illistrated the improvement of community safety and the steady decline of crime related matters since the establishment of the CSF. The Hantam Municipality committed themselves to join forces with all stakeholders involved in the CSF to execute initiatives that combat crime and enhance community safety. In closing, the Chairperson of the CSF extended his gratitude to all stakeholders for their roles and a word of encouragement for members to continue to foster teamwork as they fight crime in their communities.

The DTSL Joins the SAPS for the Easter Church Service in Kimberley

IMG 20240319 WA0014The SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt. Gen. P.C Otola representing various leaders in the safety and security cluster together with various church leaders, representatives of various religious denominations, Non- Govermental Organisations (NGO's) and community members converged at the Tabernacle Church to hold a church service ahead of the Easter celebrations, on 18 March 2024.

The Easter Church Service was held as a result of law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, as well as those who was unable to celebrate Easter in their respective churches as they were deployed on our roads to ensure a safe and crime- free Easter weekend.

As part of the Pre- Easter celebration, Arch Bishop- E.Mofokeng spiritually prepared law enforcement officers for the journey and work ahead. He continued to share the word of God by taking them through the scripture of the journey of Jesus to the cross Via Dolorosa and various priests, chaplains, bishops delved into the 7 words of the cross.

The prayer session was attended by officials from the Dept. of Transport, Safety & Liaison (DTSL), South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Dept. Of Correctional Services (DCS), Sol Plaatjie Municipality, and the Kimberley Ministers Fraternal.

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SAPS Easter Church Service

In - sourcing of the Northern Cape Security Officers

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True to a commitment made, the Premier Dr. Zamani Saul today launched the In - sourcing of Security Officers, who will be placed under a directorate at the Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison. 

Incremental In - sourcing of Security Services will be done over a period of three years. 
 
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Shova Kalula Distribution in Gariep High School in Prieska

MEC Nomandla Bloem in collaboration with the MEC Zolile Monakali for Dept. of Education handed over Shova Kalula Bicycles, Tablets and Sports uniforms to pupils at Gariep High School in Prieska, on 23 May 2024.

Speaker Giel MacDonald kicked off the event by welcoming the guests in attendance, followed by a word of appreciation from the SGB Chairperson, Mr. C Bostander. The scholars illustrated their sheer talent as they graced the audience with a performance from the choir, followed with a panegyric from the Xhosa praise poets and last performance of the Amapiano dance group.

During MEC Bloem’s speech she presented the Shova Kalula Project to the audience, “Shova Kalula is a flagship created by the Department of Transport in order to make transportation and education more accessible to our youth” said MEC Bloem. She continued “Just a little over 13 000 bicycles were distributed throughout the Northern Cape Province since 2001.” MEC Bloem elaborated on the benefits of the Shova Kalula bicycles, which serve to improve the social well- being of beneficiaries and reduce their over- reliance on private cars and other intermittent modes. Mr. Reneke concluded the event with a vote of thanks to all stakeholders for their attendance and the donations. 

Shova Kalula Bicycle Distribution in Prieska photos link

Shova Kalula Distribution in Gariep High School in Prieska

MEC Nomandla Bloem in collaboration with the MEC Zolile Monakali for Dept. of Education handed over Shova Kalula Bicycles, Tablets and Sports uniforms to pupils at Gariep High School in Prieska, on 23 May 2024.

Speaker Giel MacDonald kicked off the event by welcoming the guests in attendance, followed by a word of appreciation from the SGB Chairperson, Mr. C Bostander. The scholars illustrated their sheer talent as they graced the audience with a performance from the choir, followed with a panegyric from the Xhosa praise poets and last performance of the Amapiano dance group.

During MEC Bloem’s speech she presented the Shova Kalula Project to the audience, “Shova Kalula is a flagship created by the Department of Transport in order to make transportation and education more accessible to our youth” said MEC Bloem. She continued “Just a little over 13 000 bicycles were distributed throughout the Northern Cape Province since 2001.” MEC Bloem elaborated on the benefits of the Shova Kalula bicycles, which serve to improve the social well- being of beneficiaries and reduce their over- reliance on private cars and other intermittent modes. Mr. Reneke concluded the event with a vote of thanks to all stakeholders for their attendance and the donations. 

Shova Kalula Bicycle Distribution in Prieska photos link

Shova Kalula Distribution in Gariep High School in Prieska

MEC Nomandla Bloem in collaboration with the MEC Zolile Monakali for Dept. of Education handed over Shova Kalula Bicycles, Tablets and Sports uniforms to pupils at Gariep High School in Prieska, on 23 May 2024.

Speaker Giel MacDonald kicked off the event by welcoming the guests in attendance, followed by a word of appreciation from the SGB Chairperson, Mr. C Bostander. The scholars illustrated their sheer talent as they graced the audience with a performance from the choir, followed with a panegyric from the Xhosa praise poets and last performance of the Amapiano dance group.

During MEC Bloem’s speech she presented the Shova Kalula Project to the audience, “Shova Kalula is a flagship created by the Department of Transport in order to make transportation and education more accessible to our youth” said MEC Bloem. She continued “Just a little over 13 000 bicycles were distributed throughout the Northern Cape Province since 2001.” MEC Bloem elaborated on the benefits of the Shova Kalula bicycles, which serve to improve the social well- being of beneficiaries and reduce their over- reliance on private cars and other intermittent modes. Mr. Reneke concluded the event with a vote of thanks to all stakeholders for their attendance and the donations. 

Shova Kalula Bicycle Distribution in Prieska photos link

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Mr. Rodney Eric Pieterse
A leader in the creation and coordination of safe, secure and sustainable transport and policing systems for a crime‐free Northern Cape Province
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