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Child Kidnappings - Police Warn about Dangers of Hoax Reports
As communities, parents and families we all have a responsibility to be vigilant about the crime of child trafficking and we should all be sensitising our children to these dangers.
A mass panic has however hit the Western Cape with a slew of hoax reports causing widespread consternation.
With the First and Only confirmed attempted kidnapping case registered with the SAPS in Strand on 1 June 2016 when a 10 year old girl was approached by a woman in a Toyota Quantum, hoax sightings of the vehicle and the woman circulated on social media and tabloid newspapers has Western Cape parents in a panic.
Emile Jansen of Heal The Hood named Lead SA Hero of the Month
Congratulations to Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? on being named Lead SA Hero of The Month for April 2016.
Emile is a founding member of the Hip Hop group Black Noise and among other things he also heads up the Heal The Hood Project.
We at bruinou.com are proud to be associated with Emile YX? and we are also grateful for his support and content contributions throughout the years.
Kullid Foundation Takes SABC to Human Rights Commission & Public Protector
Around 2008, the South African Movement for Equality (SAME) started addressing the violation of media rights and privileges for the Coloured population group in South Africa. This led to a protracted engagement with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), including an open letter which, on 06 June 2011 (view here) , was sent to
The President of the Republic of South Africa
The Minister of Communications
The Chairman of the SABC Board
The Acting Group CEO of the SABC.
Despite these peaceful actions there was no favourable response by any of those to whom the matter was addressed.
SAME Calls for a Stop to SABC Media Discrimination Against Coloureds
The South African Movement for Equality (SAME) has called on the support of the public in their demand for equitable access to public broadcast media for the census-defined Coloured population group.
This group includes all people who are deemed to be Coloured as defined on census forms irrespective whether they self-identify as Coloured or whether they choose to self-identify as among others, Khoi, San, Khoisan, Bruin, Kullid, Mixed-race, Black or just South African.
An online petition has been created by SAME founding member Charles Ash to address the unequal or non-existent access to state-funded broadcast media afforded to this population group
Ramadan well-wishes and an Etiquette Guide for non-Muslims
For a vast majority of non-Muslims living on the Cape Flats, the guidelines suggested further below are mostly common knowledge, but we at Bruinou.com know that there are also many of our non-Muslim readers from all over the country who might not be too familiar with Muslim religious observances and might be at a loss for what level of consideration their Muslim friends and colleagues might 'expect' from them while they are observing the month of Ramadan.
Positive Poster Week because Good People Are The Majority
WE THE PEOPLE must not be fooled into fear mongering of those spreading bad news, as the news. GOOD PEOPLE ARE THE MAJORITY throughout the world, but we are being made to feel hopeless in the face of the selective negative news coverage globally. I work in some of these communities where the drug dealers and gangsters get more coverage than the good majority and young people look up to these well marketed few, while disrespecting their own hard working parents and family members, who seldom get coverage.
We first decided to bring it to the masses attention to encourage a POSITIVE POSTER DAY.
On the 30th May (next Monday) we plan to run this same project for a WEEK and encourage a POSITIVE
A Sporting Legacy - Wayde's Mom Interviewed on Video
We first mentioned that Wayde van Niekerk was born to sporting parents in one of our earliest articles about him. In the video further below, his mother tells more about life with South Africa's Record Breaking Olympic Gold Medalist.
Elroy Gelant Aims for Podium Finish in Rio Olympics 5000m Final
Originally from Pacaltsdorp near George, Elroy Gelant who is based in Potchefstroom, has qualified for the 5000m final at the Rio Olympics.
Gelant who turns 30 on 25 August holds the South African record for the 5000m which he set at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, The Netherlands in May 2016.
Professor Ralph George Hendrickse 1926-2010 - A Life Well-lived
Had he decided to stay in Apartheid South Africa, his abilities would have been stifled and he certainly would not have made any or much impact in the fields of medical research and academics.
Ralph Hendrickse was born in Cape Town on 5 November 1926 into a mixed race family that had emigrated to South Africa in the 18th century from Holland and Java. He was the son of William and Johanah (née Dennis) Hendrickse.
He was raised in a Coloured community of richly educated teachers who regarded teaching and learning as pathways to upliftment. He matriculated first class from Livingstone High, a Coloured school, at the age of 15 years.
Coline the Actress and Robbie the Musician They Never Became
Every year on 23 July their relatives, their friends, a community of activists and other interested parties gather to commemorate the deaths of a young lady who dreamed of being an actress and a young man who loved making music.
Robbie loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar. At the time of his death he was a student at the University of the Western Cape.
Coline, who was 22 when she died, lived in Bonteheuwel and at the tine of her death was a drama student at the Joseph Stone Institute in Athlone.