Stop women violence

End to women abuse: Save a life

By: Winnie Khosa

Why are women getting killed daily? Is this the end of the world, the new trend or men have become cruel?

Women in this beautiful country of ours, are getting abuse daily by the people who are suppose to protect them. when the sun goes up in the morning and down at night, you’ll hear that a women was brutally beaten to a point where she lost her life.

Women are being brutally killed daily not only by people that they know, but also by people whom they don’t even know. Why are people so cruel? Men have moved from being human beings to animals, because these days abusing and killing innocent, loving and caring women is not a big deal for them.

Thee are a lot of videos trending here in South Africa, in many of them you’ll see a woman being beaten by strong, and big woods that are used when roofing a house. The men would use those woods to hit each and every body part of the helpless woman, even if she may beg for her life while blood running of her body as of its water that comes out from the tap, those evil and heartless men won’t stop until she takes her last breath.

The flowers of the country are dying daily. How will the country look like when there are no flowers anymore? Women are not only the flowers of South Africa, but they also take care of a lot of people, from the kids who are not responsible yet, up to the old people who can’t do anything anymore. Killing women brings sadness to a number of people. Kids need mother’s love and care, if they lack this they suffer and end looking for love in the wrong ways. Women deserve to live, because God bought them to the world and no one else has the right to take their breath away.

Police!! Police!! Protect our women. Put an end to women abuse and bring happiness to a number of people. Working together we can overcome the bad spirit.

Half naked lady

Skolopad’s show her butt at SAMA awards

By: Winnie Khosa

Nonhlanhla Gwabe known as “SKolopad”, aka the lady in yellow dress at Metro awards, has come out strongly against criticism over her lack of dignity. She went to the SAMA awards, on Saturday that were held at Sun City in Northwest province, to maintain her standard, as she showed her bum to the crowed.

Earlier on this year she showed up at the awards wearing a revealing yellow dress that showed off her half-naked body. She was trending on social media, including the internet. People made nasty comments regarding her body.
At the South Africa Music awards, she wore a peach, semi-nude jumpsuit complete with lace, which showed off her tattooed butt out. She went there to maintain her status, after all the nasty comments that were made towards her on the internet and social media. She stole the show by the odd poses that she was doing on the red carpet and her signature “see my butt tattoo pose” which she credits as an inspiration of her design.

“I designed the outfit and at the last minute Monadecious [Designs] did it for me. I didn’t go with yellow because I didn’t want to be predictable but of course my butt tattoo had to show so my ‘serope ka ntle’ (thigh out) design was born‚” she said.

Skolopad said the garment cost R7‚ 500 but the local designer from Qwa Qwa sponsored her and brought her design to life.

Eat Healthy

Eat healthy and live a healthy life

By: Winnie Khosa

Finding the kinds of foods needed for round-the-clock energy is essential especially when juggling with everyday responsibility of work, life and family; you should never cut corners when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet that your body needs to function at its best while fighting everyday stresses and fatigue life brings.

The foods we eat together with water are our main source of energy, after being consumed they later get broken down into smaller components and the body absorbs the nutrients as fuel. There three types of nutrients used for energy, which are carbohydrates, protein and fats; with carbohydrates being the main source and the other two only come to play when carbohydrates have depleted. Carbohydrates come it two types, simple and complex; they both convert to sugar.

Complex carbohydrates such as high-fibre cereals, whole grain breads and dried beans are some of the best foods for sustained energy that lasts longer as they are digested at a slow, consistent rate while simple carbohydrates ranging from candy and cookies to sugary beverages and juices, on the other hand, it should be limited. Simple carbs (carbohydrates) are broken down and absorbed quickly by the body and they provide an initial burst of energy that lasts up to 30 to 60 minutes, they are digested so quickly that they can result in a slump afterward; alcohol and caffeine should also be avoided as alcohol is a depressant and can reduce your energy levels while caffeine like simple carbohydrates provides an initial 60 minutes energy burst, followed by a crash.

Fruit and Vegetables are also vital in a healthy diet and, stark contrast to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new guidelines states that we should be eating five to 13 servings of nature’s best, depending on the number of calories you need. Experts recommend Mother Nature’s bounty packs to nutrients supplements as nutrients in fresh fruits and vegetables work together to maintain a healthy body. Kristine Wallerius Cuthrell, Master of Science in Public Health, registered dietician, a research nutritionist and senior project coordinator for Hawaii Foods at the Centre on the Family at University of Hawaii at Manoa, says that in the past five to 10 years, many large research studies have found that researchers also found that vitamin supplements don’t provide benefits that foods do. “In addition to the substances we are aware of, there are many present in fruits and vegetables that have yet to be discovered. Food and the nutrients they contain aren’t consumed singly, but with each other. As such, they may act in synergistic ways to promote health,” Cuthrell says. For instance, eating iron-rich plants, like spinach, with an iron-absorbing enhancer, like the vitamin C in orange juice, is great especially for young women as they typically don’t get enough iron.

Fruits and vegetables can also be great for watching your weight as they are low in fat and calories, they are loaded with fibre and water, which create a feeling of fullness. This is particularly helpful for dieters who want more filling calories. Plus, that fibre helps keep you “regular’’ and they are also important in a healthy, energy-producing diet like protein which preferably contain chicken, turkey, pork tenderloin and fish, legumes like lentils and beans and a moderate amount of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like avocados, seeds, nuts, and certain oils. “Adequate fluids are also essential for sustaining energy,” says Suzanne Lugerner, Registered Nurse, director of clinical nutrition at the Washington Hospital Centre in Washington, DC. “Water is necessary for digestion, absorption, and the transport of nutrients for energy. Dehydration can cause a lack of energy. The average person needs to drink six to eight ounce glasses of water each day.” Fruits and vegetables may prevent many illnesses and may reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, type two diabetes, and even some forms of cancer. The Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study examined nearly 110,000 people over the course of 14 years, part of their study revealed that the more fruits and vegetables people ate daily, the less chance they would develop cardiovascular diseases. The relationship between fruits and vegetables and cancer prevention has been more difficult to prove. However, recent studies show that some types of produce are associated with lower rates of some types of cancer. For example, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research suggest that mouth, stomach, and colorectal cancers are less likely with high intakes of non-starchy foods like leafy greens, broccoli, and cabbage. Though studies have been mixed, lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes.

Besides eating three meals, Tara Harward, (RD) recommends the inclusion of three snacks to avoid overeating, it is advisable to also try to include something from each food group at every meal, remember that foods high in fibre, protein, and fat take a longer time to digest. Even if life is hectic, it’s important to make wise food choices that provide energy throughout the day. Your body will thank you by not having to go through so many diets and quick weight-loss promises on the market today that makes it hard to remember what a healthy diet basically looks like. Diet pills, fad diets, foods to boycott and foods to eat exclusively together with all the crazy diet advice out there.

The USDA is responsible for publishing nutritional guidelines for healthy eating based on ongoing research. Although the basics haven’t really changed, recently, there have been a few adjustments. The major adjustment is the focus on filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal. Women need at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day, while men need at least nine. “We just know there’s so much good stuff in fruits and vegetables,” including essential nutrients and fibre, says Sandra Meyerowitz (MPH, RD) a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Works in Louisville, Ky. Carbohydrates are also an important part of a healthy diet, contrary to many popular fad diets being touted today — the key is consuming fibre-rich complex carbs like beans, whole grains, and fruit.

Food Groups and Healthy Nutrition: USDA’s Recommended Nutritional tips for a healthy eating plan:

  • Focus on fruits and vegetables: Fill have of your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal;
  • Go for low-fat dairy: Consume at least three cups of low-fat or fat-free milk each day or the equivalent in cheese, yogurt, or other calcium-rich foods;
  • Choose whole grains: Get at least six to eight servings of whole grains each day. Grains should fill a quarter of your plate at each meal;
  • Steer clear of Trans and saturated fats, sodium (salt), sugars, and cholesterol: Limit fat to only about 20 to 35 percent of total calorie intake and avoid Trans and saturated fats;
  • Choose lean proteins: Fill the remaining quarter of your plate with lean protein. About 15 percent of your total calories should come from proteins, such as skin, fish, beans, nuts and legumes.

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, created jointly between HHS and USDA and reviewed every five years, say that foods are the best sources of nutrients because they contain naturally occurring ingredients like carotenoids and flavonoids. Here are some other tips to help you develop a healthy eating plan. If you keep these general nutrition rules in mind, you’ll be on the right track toward healthy eating for life:

  • Pay attention to portion control; quantities depend on whether you’re trying to lose or maintain weight. In most restaurants, an appetiser serving is often closer to an appropriate serving size than an entrée;
  • Always drink plenty of water;
  • Vary your food choices to make sure you get a wide variety of vitamins and other nutrients and to avoid boredom;
  • Know the recommended daily calorie intake for your age, weight, height, activity level, and gender;
  • Don’t deprive yourself of foods you love; just enjoy them in moderation.

Start thinking about the basics of diet and nutrition again, and make nutritional guidelines part of your everyday life. It won’t be a diet, it won’t be a fad, and it definitely won’t be temporary. It will be your new healthy lifestyle, and when you think, “What’s for dinner?” the answer will naturally be a healthy choice.

 

REJECTION OF APOLOGY

We reject Ramaphosa’s Marikana apology

BY: WINNIE KHOSA

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, was Speaking at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape yesterday, Ramaphosa said the messages he sent to Lonmin management calling for “action” before the shooting were meant to prevent further disaster. The deputy president said that he tried to stop further deaths from happening in Marikana in 2012.

The Deputy President, apologised to the public for the language that he used during that period. “Yes I may have used unfortunate language in the [e-mail] messages and for which I have apologised and for which I do apologise.” Ramaphosa said that he didn’t intent for mine workers to be shot. The action was called to occur after a number of people were killed during the wage protest and others were going to be killed. He had been horrified that 10 miners had been murdered – eyes gouged and hearts ripped out – and wanted to avoid more deaths. He also apologised that he didn’t have any intentions that 34 workers were killed. Winnie madikizela mandela encouraged Ramaphosa to go to marikane and apologise to the people; he took her advice and they went there together.

Johannesburg Azapo has called on families of the deceased Marikana miners not to allow Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to “use this shameful, regrettable and painful matter for his presidential ambitions”.”We reject this apology,” Azopo leader Amukelani Ngobeni said, adding that it did not have to take so many years for Ramaphosa to come to his senses. Azapho said it noted Ramaphosa’s apology with “dismay”.”He is not genuine in his apology and it must be rejected. Ramaphosa must be reminded that whether he becomes President or not, the spirit of the miners shall forever haunt him,” said Ngobeni.

Azapo however, wants to remind Cyril and his party that the land black people are requesting, is their land. “It doesn’t matter whether blacks can work the land or not, it is their land stolen from them and they want it back. It is none of Cyril’s business what our people want to do with the land. It’s theirs, they just want it back. Period,” he said.

“Young people are feeling increasingly frustrated [and] ignored. They see the opulence of the state that favours pomp and ceremony over education and putting bread on the table. They sense a leadership becoming more and more distant from ordinary people, a leadership tolerant of corruption and insensitive to the needs of its people.”

Speaking later to about 2000 people at a cadres’ forum organised by the ANC’s Sarah Baartman region, Ramaphosa urged ANC branches to elect leaders in December who would not steal taxpayers’ money.

“Go and choose wisely. What type of ANC do we want? We want an ANC of high integrity. We want an ANC which is going to stand against corruption. We want an ANC that will not tolerate thieves.”

RACISM

BLACK STUDENTS DECLARE HAIR ‘RACISM’

 

BY:WINNIE KHOSA


South Africa’s Pretoria High School for girls’ students protest and sign an online petition titled ‘Stop Racism at Pretoria Girls High’that gained over 26 000 signatures.

Students deem the school’s code of conduct as racist,discouraging them to use their native languages and proudly embracing their natural hair as it is regarded as messy and ‘’eccentric’’.Students complain that they are forced to straighten their Afro hair which is not specifically mentioned while only stating that ‘’All styles should be conservative,neat and in keeping with the school uniform.’’

The school’s website states that the school started off as a mixed race school in 1902 but then changed to whites only school during the apartheid era and later again moved back to being a mixed race school,

but students feel like there is still a lot of racism and limitations to how far a black student can express themselves.Former student Tiisetso Phetla told a local reporter that black girls were not allowed to have Afros but surprisingly ‘’It wasn’t written in the code of conduct,but they tell you that your hair is very untidy and it’s not appropriate.’’

The protest against hair policies was supported by some political leaders like the Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa stating that ‘’Schools should not be used as a platform to discourage students from embracing their African Identity.’’

Twitter Drama

EUPHONIC THREATENS TO SUE A TWILEB

BY WINNIE KHOSA

On the 22th of May, the well known DJ Euphonic twitted that he wants to sue the twileb called ” Deso Bank” the Director manager at Moloko club in Hatfield, for reputational damage.

The drama started on the 20th of May, when the Dee jay posted on twitter that “Djing is not easy”  and the following day Deso Banks posted his status replying to Euphonic ” And DM’ming our girlfriend’s is easier. hahahahah.” . Deso continued posting status claiming that the celebrity sent his girlfriend messages on social media. Euphonic denied the whole thing and asked for screen grab of what he said to the girl. The twileb haven’t posted the screenshots to show that what he was saying is true.

The Deejay said that the twilleb want to be famous. ” Siphokuhle_ and click DM like you did before. You will find what you looking for. wont buy fame from you bro,, nah, ” said  Deso. Euphonic posted that his waiting for the facts and the twileb posted that he will, even now he haven’t. On the 22th of May the Deejay posted that the twileb should get his lawyers ready.

The DJ threw some shade on Deso saying that everyone has learnt a lesson, he will sue him for reputational damage and use the peanuts that he gets to support  the girlfriends hair business.

 

 

GRANNIES MAKES A DIFFERENCE

 

GRANNIES MAKES A DIFFERENCE

BY: Winnie Khosa

Grannies help people who are in need

One person’s talent can easily be another person’s blessing to the world, as the 62-year-old Dora Khosa the founder of the Grannies care Centre.

Dora started 50 years back looking after babies, as she had to look after her seven babies by herself. Looking after children’s became a hobby to her and other grannies from the community of mkhuhlu as they had a lot of babies. These grannies ended up being a blessing to a lot of young mothers in the community.

These grannies knit: blankets, socks, boots, jackets, beanies and many other things. “I and my other team members started knitting 10years ago, where we would meet at my house on weekends to knit and to pray for everyone who needed our help. On Sundays we would go out and donate to each and every house which had a baby in it,” Said Grannie Dora. The grannies will tell the young mothers to bring their kids to them if they had no one to take care of them during the day.

The grannies started meeting 7days per week as they had to take care of the blessing which God bought to this world and had no one to look after them. We will knit, look after the babies and some will go out and donate the things that we do in hospitals and orphanages,” said Mrs. Khosa. The grannies said that they use their talent to make a difference in the community, they do a little thing that makes a huge difference in people’s lives.

The grannies help anyone who is in need. “We buy materials to knit, food for the babies and use our cars to donate in different places, we will be very grateful if we can get any help from anyone, so that we can continue doing our beautiful work and helping who are in need.

The Grannies in Grannies care Centre will continue making a difference in many peoples live. Anyone who can assist them call 071 111 777 2 or Email them at GranniesCare37@gmail.com

 

NOT A TRUE STORY!!!!!!!!