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  • FREE End October 2015 ISSN 2410-0560 20 000 Copies

    TUT suspends classes as

    students continue protestWords and Images: Frans Malatsi

    TUT student leaders said management had not addressed demands they raised in a

    memorandum prior to Zuma's announcement on

    Friday 23 October. Look, before we went to the

    'fees must fall' march we had a memorandum that

    we submitted on campus issues, Said Monkie

    Maluleka, campus chairperson of the South

    African Students Congress (Sasco). He said

    these demands included funding of students who

    were left out of National Students Financial Aid

    Scheme (NSFAS) earlier in the year. They were

    told NSFAS funds had been depleted. That

    memorandum was not entertained, said

    Maluleka.The memorandum also demanded

    upgrade of security on campus and cafeteria

    health standards, Maluleka said. De Ruyter TUT's

    spokesperson said it was in best interest of

    students that they now go back to class. We need

    to get students back in the classroom. They need

    to be able to complete their academic year successfully. TUT is a people's university. We have a lot of

    students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, so we have sympathy to their financial

    situation. However, the institution is dependent on its financial suitability on government grants and

    student fees. Those are the things that are being discussed with the central SRC at present. She


    2016 - 20 Successful years!




    COLLEGECOLLEGELeaders 2016 Head

    Price giving 2015

    Matric farewell 2015

    Grade 12 Church Service 2015

    Leaders 2016


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    The fees must fall

    campaign is one of the

    protest that will go in the

    history books as a

    pinnacle of youth and

    student leadership.

    Students have a right to

    free education, whether

    our government can

    afford that it's a different

    story altogether. We

    applaud their 0% fees

    non-increment for 2016,

    but we urge them to

    continue the struggle for

    free education while

    preparing and writing for

    their exams. Wasting an

    academic year would be

    a loss of time invested

    for them. Oscar Pistorius

    is out and about and he

    probably thinks we forgot

    about him. The boks are

    back home after losing to

    the All Blacks.

    Hope you enjoy the


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    Staff Reporter

    The Tshwane Metro Police Department is

    saddened to announce the death of

    Constable Vusi Chauke. He was found dead

    in his private vehicle with a bullet wound on

    Thursday 15 October 2015. The vehicle was

    parked inside work premises at the time of his

    death. The South African Police Service is still

    investigating the nature surrounding his

    death. Constable Chauke started his career

    with the Tshwane Metropolitan Police

    Department as a student on 04 June 2012.

    He was appointed as a Constable on 01

    October 2013. The department would like to

    appeal to members of the public who might

    have any information that can assist with the

    investigation to please contact SAPS on 012

    353 4128/4481 or TMPD at 012 358 7095/6

    or 012 323 0035/6. The

    Tshwane Metro Police

    Department extends

    deepest condolences to

    his family, colleagues and

    friends, Said Senior

    Superintendent Isaac






    Matric exams kick off

    Staff Reporter

    Grade 12 learners around the country sat for

    their English paper one on 26 October. The

    2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC)

    examinations commenced on 26 October

    and will end on 30 November 2015. The

    exams will be administered across 6 797

    examination centres in the country with 65

    000 invigilators and 49 900 markers. The

    Basic Education Department this year marks

    the highest number of pupils who have

    enrolled for the exams since 1994. A total of

    801 688 matriculants are registered for the

    examinations. Of these, 674 232 of those are

    full-time candidates and 127 456 are part-

    time candidates, says the Department of

    Basic Education. Minister of Basic Education

    Angie Motshekga will release the results on

    5 January 2016.

    Words: Frans Malatsi

    Police in Ga-rankuwa received a complaint

    about a vehicle that was apparently reported

    to be driven recklessly around the Ga-

    rankuwa Shopping Mall. They rushed to the

    scene and noticed a Silver Suzuki with about

    4 occupants inside. Police signaled the

    occupants to stop the vehicle and the driver

    started paddling while one of the occupants

    started shooting at the police. A chase

    ensued towards Hebron and the suspects

    collided with a Toyota Venture, and were

    cornered by police ,arresting three (3)

    suspects aged between 16 and 25 years old.

    The said vehicle was circulated and found to

    have been stolen in Lyttelton around August

    this year. One of the suspects managed to

    escape while the other 3 will appear in the

    Ga-rankuwa Magistrates court soon, Said

    Warrant Officer Nkoadi.




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    Tshwane Choral Festival

    a successStaff Reporter

    The City of Tshwane, in collaboration with the Choral

    Music Association, hosted the second Meloding Ya

    Tshwane Choral Festival on 24 October. The festival

    was in the format of a music competition and was open

    to choirs in the City of Tshwane only. It was held at the

    main campus of the Tshwane University of Technology

    and aimed to highlight and celebrate the diverse

    cultural richness and vibrancy of Tshwane. The main

    objectives of the festival are to develop choral music in

    Tshwane, to ensure strong representation at all choral

    music competitions, and to enhance the profile of

    choral music in the city. The festival also aims to

    honour past and present choral music composers in

    Tshwane. Tshwane indeed has amazing talent:

    Harmonious, sweet melodies competed against each

    other during the festival. The member of the Mayoral

    Committee for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture,

    Councillor Nozipho Tyobeka-Makeke, graced the

    event with her presence. She received a warm

    welcome and an ululating crowd greeted her

    introduction. She made her way to the adjudicators

    and took the podium for her speech, in which she said:

    "Let's celebrate and promote music. It defines

    us and our diversity. We applaud your

    leadership and through your vision and

    continued guidance, we believe that choral

    music in particular and the arts in general will

    thrive to greater heights. I encourage you to

    continue telling stories through music, arts and

    culture." As the competition continued, beautiful

    shiny trophies were placed on stage to encourage the

    participants. The higher the choir category, the better

    the sound, and everyone enjoyed the one-of-a-kind

    entertainment of the sweet melodies at Meloding ya


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    'Micro-jobbing' now a growing trend

    in South Africa

    Keep it Simple: How to Write a

    One Page Business PlanWords: Cassandra Visser

    Lengthy business plans are a thing of the past and there are sound

    business principles for why. There was a time when business plans

    were anything from 75 to 100 pages but today 10 to 15 can be

    considered too long. If you're hungry for your piece of the business

    pie but don't exactly want to spend a couple months playing hit and

    miss with investors and potential customers then a one page

    business plan could be the answer you've been looking for. Being

    able to simplify your business concept is a useful skill to have and it

    was Alexander Osterwalder and Eric Reis who decided that we

    should stop taking the long way around when it comes to business

    plans and product development.

    The New Business Model Canvas Approach

    Osterwalder created a model consisting of nine building blocks,

    which once put together give you an overall picture of your

    strengths, weaknesses and how your business functions. It can be

    used in your business plan as well as assist you with strategy and

    innovation in the future. It consists of the following parts:

    1. Customer Segments: Who are your mass and niche markets?

    2. Value Proposition: What are you offering and why are you


    3. Channels: Look at the phases your product goes through. This

    is everything from awareness and distribution to after-sales


    4. Customer Relationships: How are you building relationships with

    customers and is it working?

    5. Revenue Streams: Look at what you are charging and if you could

    be charging more. How are you receiving your payments and does

    it contribute enough to overall revenue?

    6. Key Resources: What resources do you require to function?

    These can include physical, human, financial and intellectual.

    7. Key Activities: Ask yourself what activities need to take place in

    order to deliver on your value proposition?

    8. Key Partnerships: Write down who your key suppliers and

    partners are and how they contribute to your overall goals.

    Cost Structure: Look at fixed and variable costs so that you can see

    what can be improved upon.

    The term 'micro-jobbing' is a new one in the South African

    vernacular. It refers to a growing trend whereby anyone with a

    smart phone and an Internet connection is able to earn a few extra

    rand by doing basic little jobs, generally for large companies. The

    jobs available vary and include tasks such as completing a survey

    to visiting a store and reporting on the quality of service, or even

    taking photos of landmarks to prove they exist. Payments per task

    are typically low, but since the jobs generally take only moments to

    complete, earning potential is high. Payments can be collected at

    till points at major supermarkets, and can be accepted in cash,

    airtime, electricity or data. School leavers, students and graduates

    might find micro jobbing a useful first step into the world of work, as

    a way to begin to build a CV and gain work experience. In South

    Africa, currently, micro jobbing is most popular among ages 25 to

    35, and interestingly, among full time employed professionals.

    Absolutely anyone with a smart phone can earn an income, and

    jobs are not exclusive to a particular demographic, age (although

    some platforms require you to be over the age of 18), race, gender,

    marital status, geographic location or education level. On the other

    hand, micro jobbing comes without the security of full time

    employment, they don't pay benefits and work opportunities

    fluctuate, which means no steady paycheck. Nonetheless,

    websites listing micro jobs available are on the rise, and offer a

    wide variety of different jobs to interested workers. Locally, a

    micro-jobbing service called Money for Jam (M4JAM) has

    surpassed 85 000 monthly active users since launching in August

    2014. The service provider accepts jobs from local organisations,

    turns them into tasks that can be executed in under ten minutes, and

    distributes them via its platform on WeChat. The South African site

    offers jobs as diverse as from helping navigation services to validate

    and create mapping data, to price-checking for organisations, and

    even helping ad agencies to test different versions of pre-flighted TV

    ads. Employers, or 'jobbers', can collect their earnings at Pick n Pay,

    Boxer and Shoprite Checkers stores.

  • Artist: Madonna

    Album: Rebel Heart

    Genre: POP

    Year Of Release: 2015

    For many years, Madonna avoided the Internet

    like gluten. But in December, the Internet

    decided to stop waiting for Madonna, and

    everything went wrong: Her music was stolen

    and leaked; her hasty, emotional responses on

    Instagram used terms like "rape" and

    "terrorism," provoking (you guessed it) Internet

    outrage. Her swift solution was to put six songs

    online immediately, with a promise that 13 more

    would follow in March. But some of those 13

    new songs have turned what might have been

    a modern-day pop treasure into a diamond

    struggling to escape the rough. Rebel Heart is a

    long, passionate, self-referential meditation on

    losing love and finding purpose in chilling times.

    It's also a chance for the Queen of Pop to floss

    a bit and reflect on how she painstakingly

    carved a path others have happily twerked

    down in the years since her 1983 debut.

    Movie: The Jakes are Missing

    Cast: Mampho Brescia, Pop Jerrod, Mpho

    Sebeng, Jody Abrahams, Nomzamo

    Mbatha, Heidi Mollenttze, Nicole Bailey,

    Celeste Nutili, Dirk Stoltz, Zakeeya Patel,

    Craig Palm, Sokhulu Mthiyane, Abigail

    Kubeka, Darlington Michaels

    Director/s: Neal Sundstrom and Denny Y


    It's been a good year for the South African

    film industry. For the past few months

    there has been a constant stream of local

    films on the cinema line-up. And while I am

    really excited about the spike in local

    productions there have been some hits

    and misses. The Jakes are Missing is a

    good attempt at trying something a bit

    different. It's a romantic comedy with

    strong themes of family and community.

    Janice (Mampho Brescia) and Donald

    (Pop Jerrod) Banks have fallen out of love.

    Their music obsessed son Simon (Mpho

    Sebeng) ends up at the wrong place at the

    wrong time and witnesses a murder. To

    escape wannabe gang leader Fred (Jody

    Abrahams) and he's awkward crew, the

    family is placed into the witness protection

    program. The city slickers find themselves

    out of their comfort zone in the quaint little

    town of Pumpkin Valley (yes, really). The

    town has some interesting characters:

    nosy neighbours (Celeste Nutili, Nicole

    Bailey, Heidi Mollentze) a suspicious town

    planner (Dirk Stoltz) the local reverend

    (Darlington Michaels), his wife (Abigail

    Kubeka) and their adoptive daughter

    (Nomzamo Mbatha) who Simon develops

    a crush on.

    Artist: AWOLNATION

    Album: Run

    Genre: Rock

    Year Of Release: 2015

    L.A.'s Awolnation broke out with their 2011 hit

    "Sail," a dark and stormy electro-rock power

    ballad on which singer Aaron Bruno

    succeeded in sliding the phrase "blame it on

    my ADD" into the pop consciousness. His ADD

    is still cooking on the band's latest album:

    Bruno is a studio impressionist whose songs

    flip from Cali-pop whimsy to lumpy dance rock

    to shout-y arena bombast as he drops chest-

    thumping lines like "I stand alone and curse at

    the sky." At their best, songs like "Dreamers"

    and "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)" hint at

    something approaching the Queen of EDM

    a terrifyingly ambitious idea that even

    someone more talented than Bruno would

    have a tough time pulling off.




    African Delights is a unique

    literary journey through some

    critical moments in South

    African history. The journey

    begins in Sophiatown of the

    1950s, one of the most

    definitive periods in South

    African urban culture. This part

    of the book is in dialogue and

    also pays tribute to Can Themba, once described

    by Lewis Nkosi as the supreme intellectual

    tsotsi of them all. The prose takes the reader to

    the emergency years of the eighties, where we

    are exposed to the painful rhythms of a society in

    distress through the eyes of a child. The

    transitional period of the nineties is reflected

    through the life of a young man, who has to

    confront the complexities of the new South Africa

    while carrying baggage of the old era. The

    realities of our society, after the first decade of

    our democracy, are interrogated in the last two

    sections of the book. The Truth Stories sparks a

    dialogue between characters and weaves

    together human stories that reflect some of the

    challenges faced by the present day society.


    End October 2015




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    Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela has written off

    suggestions that Tuesday's PSL match against Mpumalanga

    Black Aces is as good as won. Amakhosi overcame the same

    opponents in the quarter-final of the Telkom Knockout competition

    with a 2-1 win on Saturday and the sides will face off again, this

    time in the league, in midweek. Komphela admitted that he would

    like the game on Tuesday to go similarly to this weekend's match,

    in which goals from Camaldine Abraw and Erick Mathoho helped

    them advance to the semi-final. "I hope the game will be a repeat of

    today [Saturday]," Komphela told the club's website. "It will be

    another tough game. But that's how it is. We have accepted as a

    team that every match is like a cup final."

    Sexwale backed for

    FIFA hotseat

    The South African Football Association's National Executive

    Committee has given its full backing to Tokyo Sexwale as their

    candidate for the FIFA presidency. The former political prisoner

    confirmed his intention to run for the presidency and will come up

    against UEFA president Michel Platini, Prince Ali bin Hussein of

    Jordan, ex-Fifa official Jrme Champagne and former Trinidad

    and Tobago international David Nakhid. "The brand of Fifa is

    severely damaged today following various scandals and other

    allegations that we are hearing about," Sexwale told reporters. "It

    needs to be restored. I will not disappoint you," he added.

    Following Sexwale's revelation that he would be running for the

    presidency, SAFA's NEC have moved quickly to pledge their