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As Andrew was busy excavating on the night shift on 01 August 2017 at Kitso mine in the Maremane area, he was shocked in the process, as he unearthed human remains that in-cluded skulls, jaw-bones, femurs, shins etcetera .
Still in a frenzy of confusion, he con-fronted his supervisor. His immediate supervisor was, however, unrelenting as he advised him to continue digging. As he continued excavating, he retrieved more human bones, as well as old cas-kets and pieces of black cloth that norm-ally wrap the deceased.
The discovery necessitated one of the workers to report the discovery to the police the following day and they only arrived the following day, on August 03, 2017.
On the same day the ward councillor Ms Mercy Mashele and coordinator of the Northern Cape Mining Affected Communities in Action (MACA)  Boitu-melo Tshetlho reported the matter to the Department of Mineral Resources. The department responded swiftly and re-commended that operations be halted forthwith by mid day.
Around 16:00 the community visited the mine site and found that operations had not been stopped, as had been in-structed by the department officials.
The intervention by the community that supported the immediate closure of the mine by the department, met stiff resist-ance by the mine's security guards. One of the guards retrieved a 9mm gun in utter defiance of the forced closure of the operations by members of the commu-nity.
It was during this discovery of human remains that it also necessitated the invi-tation of experts to determine how the human remains happened to be at the mining site. Findings revealed that the site was once a grave site and could probably be harbouring hundreds of bo-dies.
It later manifested that these graves had in fact been discovered in 2008 du-ring the exploration stage, but the mine operator did not heed the appeal and continued with the extraction of manga-nese, leading to the eventual arrival at the burial site.
Another problem raised, according to MACA coordinator, is that since the mine was established in 2009, it has never benefitted the local community as per the department's social and labour plans. As a result, the decision by the department of minerals to close the mine was received with open arms by the local community of Maremane.
The Northern Cape MACA has been attempting to negotiate with the mine authorities to resolve the matter, but they remain adamant and stiff-necked.

Bomme Ke Nako vegetable garden project from the John Taolo Gaetse-we district municipality scooped the overall winner award for the Female Entre-preneur Awards 2017. Bomme ke Nako means ‘Women, it’s time’.
The Female Entrepreneur Awards cere-mony was held in Kimberley in the Frances Baard district. The Female Entrepreneur Awards contest is an annual event to ac-knowledge the contribution of women in ag-riculture and poverty eradication. It encoura-ges and increases participation of women, young women and women with disabilities through agricultural, forestry and fisheries activities.
It is instrumental in recognising women's contribution in the fight against poverty. It also seeks to appreciate women who are leaving an indelible mark in the sector.
The department's adjudication process in this year's awards ended with 49 partici-pants. The winners in their respective cate-
gories were :
Best Female Farmworker : Ms Nono Arends - Francis Baard district
Best subsistence producer : Seikadi Pou-ltry - Francis Baard district
Top Entrepreneur Smallholder : Bomme Ke Nako vegetable garden – John Taolo Ga-etsewe district
Top Entrepreneur Processing : Caboop Female Development Enterprise - Namak-wa district
Top Entrepreneur Export : None
Top Entrepreneur Commercial : Mapule Agricultural Enterprise - Francis Baard dis-trict
MEC's Special Awards :
Youth : Elizabeth Pietbooi - Pixley ka Se-me district
Disabled : None
Overall Winner : Bomme Ke Nako vege-table garden - John Taolo Gaetsewe district
Runners up :
Best subsistence producer : Dijo Di Mo
Mmung vegetable garden - John Taolo Ga-etsewe district
Top Entrepreneur Smallholder : Nomsa Thoba, Droogehout Farm -  ZF Mcgawu dis-trict
Top Entrepreneur Commercial : Ester Vis-ser - John Taolo Gaetsewe district
The prize-money for the Best Female Worker was R50 000, Best Subsistence Producer category was R75 000 whilst Top Entrepreneur Smallholder and Top Entre-preneur Commercial was R125 000 in each category. The MEC's Special Award for youth was R50 000 whilst the overall winner took R250 000.  
The winners will represent the province at the National Female Entrepreneur Awards that will be held on 25 August 2017 in Mpumalanga province. The awards are also part of celebrating women's month.
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.

A new mayor, councillor Edwin Hanti-se, at Gamagara local municipality was sworn-in on August 10, 2017.
The municipal structural changes were as a result of upgrading of the municipality from a plenary executive system where the council organ only has the executive autho-rity to run the affairs of the municipality to a collective executive system that allows the exercise of executive authority through an executive committee.
In the latter, there are sub-committees that are assigned to run the affairs of the municipality like a mini-cabinet eg finance committee, human resources committee etc.
The Gamagara local municipality had its wards increased during the past general elections enabling it to qualify to have a ma-yor and a speaker respectively.
In the past, the mayor was running the affairs of the municipal council as the exe-cutive authority. The newly appointed speaker is former mayor councillor Dineo Moyo.
Councillor Hantise took the reigns on the basis of the electoral preferences projected in the previous municipal elections. The process, according to the ANC structures, was very smooth and received the bles-sings from all relevant authorities conver-sant with the local government systems.
The Northern Cape COHGSTA MEC Al-vin Botes visited the municipality recently, confirmed the new developments and en-dorsed the status of the municipality for such appointments to be effected to ex-pedite service delivery.     

Die toneelgroep van Laerskool Kathu het by die Logan Toneelfees op Fraserburg opgetree en die laer-skole afdeling gewen met hul stuk “My Pa.” Wat 'n uitstekende prestasie. Tesame met die trofee het van die leerders ook ser-tifikate ontvang. Die presteerders is: Mone Joubert en Shameela Engelbrecht ontvang silwer, Ryno von Weilligh, Rique Slabbert, Dirk-Uys Coetzer, Robyn Cloete, Kristen Cloete en Maurischka Agenbag ontvang elk goud. Die laerskool het ook silwer ontvang vir die klank en beligting, goud vir ver-hoogbestuur, goud vir regie en ook goud vir die teksgedeelte, wat 'n nuutgeskrewe stuk is. Baie geluk aan al die leerders en die onderwysers, julle is voorwaar sterre! Die vertoning is ook op 16 en 17 Augustus opgevoer by die laerskool en was regtig iets om te moes sien.
Cloete en Maurischka Agenbag ontvang elk goud. Die laerskool het ook silwer ontvang vir die klank en beligting, goud vir ver-hoogbestuur, goud vir regie en ook goud vir die teksgedeelte, wat 'n nuutgeskrewe stuk is. Baie geluk aan al die leerders en die onderwysers, julle is voorwaar sterre! Die vertoning is ook op 16 en 17 Augustus opgevoer by die laerskool en was regtig iets om te moes sien.

Matt Roos, 'n leerder van Curro Kathu, het derde gekom in die Nasionale
TYR Gala wat
 in Durban plaasgevind het. Hy het vir 4 van sy 5 items vir
die finale gekwalifiseer,
wat beteken dat hy ook onder die top 10
deelnemers
was.

Ruan Wolstenholm,
het die Griekwas verteenwoordig by die Grant Khomo-Rugbyweek in
die 0/16 span. Curro is baie
trots op elkeen van die
talentvolle
seuns. 

Johan Kruger en
Lyle Pedro het
tydens die  vakansietyd deelgeneem aan 'n gholf toernooi in Bellville in die Wes-Kaap. Die twee gholfers het dit baie geniet en die geleentheid aangegryp en gewys hoe lyk die gholfspelers van die Kalahari.

Curro Kathu het vanjaar meer as hul staal gewys tydens vanjaar se Van Druten rugby finale in Daniëlskuil.
Curro Kathu is baie trots op drie van hulle rugby-spanne wat skoon-skip gemaak het. Die 0/9, 0/11 en 0/-13 rugbyspanne het hul staal gewys en gewen. Baie, baie geluk aan hierdie spanne en hul afrigters en al-mal wat hulle ondersteun het ty-dens die sport seisoen.

The Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF's) vote of no confidence secret ballot campaign was shattered on August 8, 2017 in the late hours of the day.
Party members gathered at ABSA plain in Kuruman town around 08:00 singing and chanting before they picketed at 11:00, escorted by the police to the bus rank.
The picketing took two and a half hours be-fore dispersal. At 14:00 every political mem-ber was glued to the television and radio watching and listening to the parliamentary proceedings that eventually dampened their spirits.
While the EFF picketing numbers were not as convincing as was projected, the level of confidence that the African National Con-gress members of parliament would betray their party was conspicuous. The betrayal was indeed manifested, but not deep enough to cascade the no-confidence vote wishes aimed at the ousting of the state president Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma. Yet again,  a wild goose chase.
There are 400 members of parliament and 201 members were needed to vote against the ANC to effect the ousting of the president who allegedly has built a bulwark of loyalists
within his dynasty. There were 177members (a collective of opposition plus fed-up pro-ANC members who wanted radical change of the president) that voted against and 198 ANC members who voted for the retention of the president. Numerically there are 151 opposition MPs and 249 ANC MPs at par-liament. Work out the resultant permuta-tions . . .
This is not the first attempt by the opposi-tion. The hidden blessings from the ruling party legislators that shared the same drums of dissent are telling another debacle in the political space.
While the politically perilous exercise could be seen as a victory by the president and his allies over a miscellany of allega-tions levelled against himself, cronies and his style of governance where corruption is touted as the common denominator of all of the accusations, ANC numbers are un-doubtedly shrinking because one ANC legi-slator who voted against him represents se-veral thousands.
The secret ballot further revealed that fac-tionalism within the ANC is still a “septic wound” that needs a strong antibiotic with immediate effect. Certainly it would be dis-
respectful of the late statesman Nelson Mandela and other fallen heroes and hero-ines if the ANC had lost its political mandate through the opposition secret influence.
While the current president Jacob Zuma has allegedly been described as directly po-rous in guarding the sovereignty and state resources, thereby disillusioning the mass-es, the meticulous and prudent way to deal with him is through the internal processes of the ANC. The ruling party has both the au-dacity and tenacity to restore its waning po-pularity by telling the truth and coming up with a new formula to win back the discon-tented electorate.
The opposition needs to concentrate on smart ways to outvote the ANC within its respective political demographics, not by in-fluencing ANC top structures to tow the line. If indeed Mr Zuma has become a stumbling block to good governance, he must not be crucified alongside the ANC's trajectory em-blem. It is no secret that the ANC leadership knows the ailment affecting the party and its corresponding remedy.
Good quote : “The earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”

Sishen Iron Ore Company community development trust (SIOC-cdt), officially handed over the multi-purpose centre to the community of Gamagara municipali-ty on Wednesday July 26, 2017.
The super trust took over the pro-ject for the construction of a multi-purpose centre in Deben from the Gamagara Development Forum (GDF).
The Deben multi-purpose centre, valued at R13-million, comprises of a hall, a soup kitchen and a youth centre.
Briefing the Kathu Gazette was the Chief Executive Officer of the SIOC-cdt Vusani Mali who said that the lo-cal community ought to benefit de-servedly and so to fulfil the scope of the establishment of the trust.
Mr Mali also confirmed that the
trust's offices are relocating from Jo-hannesburg to Kathu. The gist of the trust is to reconfigure the community projects delivery system through its direct involvement to optimise trans-parency and improve the standard of living of the broader community of the region
The centre is aimed at providing accessible facilities to cater for a wide variety of community needs, in-cluding strengthening the cultural and social activities in the area.
There was a visible vacuum for such a facility for the community of Deben, and SIOC-cdt came in han-dy.
Expressing the positive gesture demonstrated by SIOC-cdt was the Director of the Thabang Community Development Centre, Liza Mager-man and her Chief Financial Officer
Macbain Arends who, on behalf of the Department of Social Services , are running twenty two community nutritional centres in the province according to a new concept which resembles restaurants, where peo-ple are being fed while seated.
The Deben community also gave a positive nod to SIOC-cdt for the pro-vision of the community hall and the youth centre, saying that the facili-ties will go a long way towards bring-ing the residents together in sharing ideas as a collective, as well as cur-tailing social ills perpetrated in most cases by the delinquent youths.
The youth centre, if optimised can bridge the elderly and the youth gap together, as sporting activities in-volve all age groups.

Joined by the Northern Cape provincial leader, Andrew Louw and the DA's whip in the Northern Cape Provincial Legisla-ture, Harold McGluwa, the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) party, Mmusi Maimane visited Kathu on Saturday 22 July 2017. His visit formed part of the party's national #Change19 tour.
Mr Maimane conducted a door-to-door walkabout in the township of Mapoteng where he met with residents. Thereafter he ad-dressed the people from Mapo-teng along with a lot of DA sup-porters donning DA apparel. He later also addressed the com-munity and many DA supporters at the taxi rank in Kathu.
Mr Maimane told the crowds that what he saw in Kathu and particu-larly in Mapoteng, pointed to a gov-ernment that does not care about the people at all once they have their vote in their back pocket. Because a caring government would not let their people live in filth.
“A caring government would not let raw sewage run down your streets and in between your homes where your children play. A government that truly cared for you would not allow this to go on for days without doing anything about it, let alone the months, even years, that you've had to put up with it,” he said.
“The problems with the contin-uous sewage spills here in Mapo-teng aren't because of complex,
unfixable issues. These problems aren't because of sabotage or even lack of budget. They are sim-ply problems of poor governance,” he went on to say.
He explained at length about the state of poor maintenance of equipment used for service deli-very, with special reference to the problem of overflowing sewage reservoirs where overflow sensors needed to be replaced but when left too long, the ANC run munici-pality could only afford to replace some of them instead of all of them, while simultaneously enrich-ing their preferred suppliers.
“The sensors in these reservoirs that are meant to prevent over-flows should have been replaced as soon as they failed. But, like almost everything in this town, it was simply ignored by this ANC government.
I am told, following relentless pressure from the DA, that they have gone out and bought seven new sensors for these reservoirs. But even these seven new sensors won't solve the problem, as there are up to twenty that need repla-cing. And of course, in true ANC style, they have completely over-paid their connected “preferred suppliers”, which means they don't have the budget for the rest.
“Unfortunately this is how this ANC government responds to a crisis. They ignore it for years, and when they cannot possibly ignore it any longer, they make a weak attempt at fixing the bare minimum
while making a few cadres rich along the way. Then you don't see them again while your streets run thick with sewage. The same goes for the water supply issues across large parts of Kathu ,” Mr Maimane ex-plained.
Refering to the 2019 national and pro-vincial elections in two years' time, Mr Maimane said “Many of you are going to have to do something you have never done before: You are going to have to turn your back on the ANC and vote for a new government.”
Mr Maimane also referred to the up-coming by-election in ward 7 on 20 Sep-tember. He said that DA had won it in last year's municipal election by a very small margin but that it would be a huge set-back for the community if it were to return to the ANC.
The communities of Mapoteng and Kathu were very excited to meet with the DA leader and many people took selfie cellphone photographs with Mr Mai-mane.

Die dansers van Dance Fever Studio Kathu het op Maandag, 14 Augustus, deelgeneem aan die Kyknet dans kompetisie by Laerskool Kathu. Die baie talentvolle dansers het uitste-kend gevaar tydens die ge-leentheid en hulle het elke oomblik op die verhoog baie geniet, hulle het werklik hul beste gegee. Die dansers het so goed gedoen, hulle is deur na die volgende rondte. Baie geluk meisies julle doen onge-looflike goeie werk en het baie talent!

Die afgelope naweek, 22 Julie, het Kathu Netbal weereens hulle staal as gesoute spelers gewys in die laaste dag van hul liga, voor die finaal wat gedurende Augustus in Kathu  plaasvind!
Kathu 1 het ter voorbereiding vir die finaal die JTG Provinsiale Manspan aangedurf en met die louere weggestap.  Kathu 1 behaal
'n oorwinning van 25-9 teen die Mans.
Kathu 2 het ook ter voorbereiding van hulle finaal Deben One Vision, wat huidiglik in die A-Liga kompeteer, aangevat en met 'n baie suksesvolle oorwinning van 24-7 weggestap.
Kathu Netbal is trots geklee deur Voltex – Jou Elektriese Konneksie!

Leerlinge van Curro Kathu, Bronwyn van den Heever en Francois Rauten-bach asook Janika van der Westhui-zen van Danielskuil, het hulle weg oop geskop om in die NMA- ISKA US Open vir Mixed Martial Arts in Orlando Florida, Amerika, deel te neem.
Hierdie drie jong atlete, uit die gesa-mentlike 42 atlete, het gekwalifiseer om Suid-Afrika in Orlando, Florida by die wêreldkampioenskappe te verteenwoor-dig. Suid-Afrika, geaffilieer deur ISKA NMA onder leiding van Kancho Paul Caves en Phil Anderson, het 'n uitnodiging ontvang om deel te neem. Meer as 40 lande het hierdie uitnodiging aanvaar en 4000 deel-nemers het ingeskryf vir die 1200 ver-skillende divisies wat aangebied is. ESPN het die kampioenskappe regstreeks uitge-saai en word gesien as die grootste skou-spel van martial arts waar die beste van die bestes meeding.
Die 42 Suid-Afrikaanse en drie Nami-biese atlete het gesamentlik 47 eerste, 35 tweede, 36 derde, 14 vierde en 20 vyfde plekke verower. Ook spog Suid-Afrika met 'n nuwe wêreld rekord van 2.1m in hoog skop. Die toer is deur Sensei Karel, Shihan Martin, Sensei Dorothy, Sensei Sors en Sensei Stephan gelei.
Janika van der Westhuizen vir die Ont-wikkelingspan, het tweede plek vir Brea-king, derde plek vir Continuous Sparring en Traditional Kata en vierde plek vir Tradit-ional Weapons verower.
Bronwyn van den Heever het vir die Junior Ontwikkelingspan, eerste plek vir Clash Sparring, derde plek vir Continuous Sparring,vierde plek vir Points Sparring en vyfde plek vir Traditional Weapons en Traditional Kata verower.
Francois Rautenbach vir die President-span, het eerste plek vir Traditional Wea-pons Kata, tweede plek vir Clash Sparring, derde plek vir Continuous Sparring en Traditional Kata en vyfde plek vir Creative Weapons en Points Sparring verower.  Al drie atlete het sertifikate deur SASCOC, ISKA NMA ontvang ter erken-ning van hulle groen en goud protea kleure.
Karatekas van die Kalahari MMA klub  berei tans voor vir die SA's -Destiny ISKA NMA wat op 7 Oktober in Stellenbosch aangebied word. Hulle word onderskeidelik deur Shihan Pieter Pretorius, Sensei Rainer Jacobs en Sensei Richard Daneel afgerig. Hier vind die sifting van die bestes in Suid-Afrika  weereens plaas om te kan kwalifiseer vir die ISKA US OPen 2018 toernooi.

Huis Jan Vorster oorlede :

Mev. Anna Brunsdon (79) wat die afgelope twee jaar 'n inwoner van Huis Jan Vorster was, is oorlede. Mev. Brunsdon is in die Gariep Hospitaal in Kimberley opge-neem nadat sy eers 'n galblaas operasie ondergaan het maar later ook met ander inwendige organe probleme ondervind het. 

Mev. Brunsdon laat vier kinders agter: Mev. Lynette Stander van Postmasburg, skool-hoof by die plaaslike Laerskool, mev. Desiré Lund van Beaufortwes, prof. Alfred Brunsdon van Lichtenburg en Bennie Brunsdon van die Kaap. Ook agt kleinkinders en drie agterkleinkinders. 

 'n Roudiens word Vrydag, 21 April 2017 om 14:00 by Huis Jan Vorster vir mev. Bruns-don gehou. 

Stryd teen kanker:

Mev. Amanda Calitz (58) wat 'n lang stryd teen kanker gehad het (wat ons periodiek oor berig het) is in die Gariep Hospitaal in Kimberley oorlede waar sy opgeneem is toe sy ernstige simptome ontwikkel het weens haar kankerprobleem. Mev. Calitz het haar eerste operasie in April 2012 on-dergaan nadat kolonkanker gediagnoseer is. Sy het sedertdien gereelde behandeling ondergaan; ook nadat daar in 2016 ver-spreiding gediagnoseer is. Amanda was 'n sersant-majoor in die Weermag op Lohat-lha. Hulle het in Februarie 2017 na Da-niëlskuil verhuis omdat familie wat daar woon behulpsaam kon wees. 

 Mev. Calitz laat drie kinders agter asook 'n suster en skoonsuster in Daniëlskuil. 

 'n Roudiens word op Saterdag 22 April 2017 om 11:00 in die NG. Kerk op Post-masburg vir mev. Calitz gehou. 

 Aan die familie en vriende van mev. Anna Brunsden en mev. Amanda Calitz ons diepe meegevoel met die heengaan van geliefdes wie se plekke in hegte familie-verbintenisse nou groot leemtes laat. Mag Hy u metgesel wees in hierdie hartseer tye.

Mev. Emma Marais van Springbokstraat Postmasburg wat eers in die intensiewe sorgeenheid in Upington was met 'n bynier-probleem en later na die Gariep Hospitaal in Kimberley oorgeplaas is, is weer tuis na-dat die medikasie en behandeling in Kimberley suksesvol verloop het.  Na verneem word is sy swak maar maak goeie vordering.

Mnr. Dawid Swanepoel van Vleistraat Postmasburg wat in die Gariep Hospitaal was waar 'n gewas verwyder is, is ook tuis en die goeie nuus is dat die gewas geen gevaar inhou nie. 

 Mnr Theo Coetzee van Houtstraat  Postmasburg is ook tuis maar is nog onge-steld. Hy gaan weer in die dae vir toetse en vir 'n opvolg ondersoek na die Gariep Hospitaal in Kimberley. 

Matthew 6:6 NIV “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Prayer is intimate communication with our Father in heaven. The Lord invites us all to pray and we are urged to pray with-out ceasing.
Jesus also frequently prayed. We read in Luke 6:12 ”One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.”
We must be careful not to pray with selfish motives, but to pray according to the will of God. Our prayers should also be offered in faith. Through our prayers God can bring about revival and change can come in our circumstances.
John Wesley wrote : “God does nothing on the earth save in answer to believing prayer.”
It is important to honour God in our prayers and acknowledge His sovereign-ty.
James 5:16 Ampl “......The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a right-eous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its working).”

Ons Vader stel nie net belang in ons geestelike lewe nie, maar in ons hele menswees. In ons eenheid met Christus is dit God se begeerte dat Sy kinders vrolik moet wees en die goeie van die lewe wat Hy hier op aarde vir ons gee, geniet. In Prediker 3:13 staan geskryf dat om die goeie van die lewe te geniet n gawe van God is. Ons kan die saamwees met familie en vriende geniet. Geniet die lieflike natuur om ons, uitstappies, goeie musiek, om n mooi boek te lees en om n stokperdjie te beoefen. Miskien is jou huwelik somber. In Pred. 9:9 lees ons: “ Geniet die lewe met die vrou wat jy liefhet, al die dae van jou nietige lewe wat Hy jou gegee het onder die son -....” Geniet ons dit om die Here te dien en te eer? Jesus vermaan ons in Matt. 6:16 om byvoor-beeld nie met n lang gesig te vas soos die skynheiliges nie. By eredienste is ons dikwels baie ernstig en glimlag skaars. Ons behoort dit te geniet om as gelowiges saam die Here te aanbid. Besluit vandag om elke oomblik die lewe te geniet wat God jou gee.

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The South African Defence Force and the US army 101 Airborne Divisions executed a joint military exercise at the South African Army Combat Training Centre at Lohatla from 17 July to 04 August.
The exercise was based on a scenario where a combined RSA and US task group conducted peace support and intervention operations under the United Nations chapter 7 mandate.
The US army exercised a strategic lift by means of sea, air and road movement and the SANDF exercised road movement sup-port and replenishment.
The shared accord included a small arms firing, range mortar firing, javelin laser
guided short range missile and 84 mm rockets. Obstacle clearance by means of explosives and TOW missiles could not be viewed due to strict safety regulations.
All the objectives with regard to the exercise of the field training were reached with the aim to enable the joint staffs to co-ordinate the next phase and field training exercise to its fullest capacity.
This is a more robust mandate whereby belligerent forces are forced to disengage and to discontinue the armed conflict within the region of the exercise area in Lohatla.
 The closure was on 3 August during the official parade which was presided over by Major General Joseph P Harrington who is based in Vincenza, Italy.

Local poet releases a book

Adelaide January, a young poet from Seoding village in Kuruman released a book titled Mending Broken Pieces. She started writing at the age of 16 years old.

She completed matric at Wrenchville High School and obtained a Certificate in Wholesale and Retail Management. Currently she is studying towards a Diploma in Public Relations.

In 2003, she established an organization called Kurara Wordsmiths (KWS) which aims to provide a platform to poets and writers in and around Kuruman. Kurara Wordsmiths have an annual event that allows them to share their talent.

Her greatest achievement includes being one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2016 for making an impact in her community.

Mending Broken Pieces is a prose and poetry book that consist of eleven poems, mostly written in the English language with some parts of the work in Setswana. It took her two years to publish this book as it is very close to her heart and is all about what she is passionate about.

Adelaide is inspired by her surroundings and social issues within her community. Her role model is Lebo Mashile, who is a well-known international and national poet and television personality.

Adelaide’s advice to upcoming writers and poets is : “Keep writing, equip yourself and polish your talent and technique by attending workshops and showcasing at various events.”