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    Teboho Setena

    THE infamous G Hostel in Welkoms

    township of Thabong is set to be turned

    around completely. The Free State Govern-

    ment is set to change the face of the hostel,

    to accommodate mixed families, including

    persons with disabilities, at a cost of R220

    million in a project expected to run over a

    period of 12 months.

    Sarah Olly Mlamleli, the MEC for Coopera-

    tive Governance and Human Settlement,

    announced that the provincial government

    was going ahead with plans to upgrade G

    Hostel, and added that it would make

    provision for persons with disabilities.

    She spoke at the Govan Mbeki Awards

    held last week Thursday in Welkom.

    Mlamleli said the upgrading of the hostel

    dwelling would be done in phases.

    We are going to demolish the hostel in

    phases to avoid inconveniencing the inhabit-

    ants. A site will be handed over soon where

    the company appointed for the construction

    of the hostel will be based. The unit will be

    built in such a way as to accommodate even

    people with disabilities.

    Preferably, the units at ground level

    should be made available for persons with

    disabilities. The new phase of the hostel will

    have units for families and bachelors. We are

    trying to cater for all people who can afford

    to rent and who are unable to obtain a loan

    to buy a house. We are going to meet with

    the inhabitants to explain to them the

    developments and what is going to happen,

    said Mlamleli. She said no people would be

    removed during the construction phase of

    the hostel.

    Mlamleli said rebuilding G Hostel was in

    line with the Free State Governments

    housing plan the Community Residential

    Units Programme (CRU) which was

    established to upgrade hostels into residen-

    tial units.

    The G Hostel environment is going to

    change and become a home for all families.

    There will be units with three and two

    bedrooms including bathrooms, said

    Mlamleli.

    She said the outcry by the community

    regarding crime-related incidents would

    become a thing of the past and added that

    the provincial government was forging ahead

    with its plan to house people in decent

    dwellings. Mlamleli said G Hostel remained a

    cause for concern.

    G Hostel, previously for male mine

    workers, is situated along Constantia Road

    and just about 3 km from the Thabong police.

    Adjacent to the hostel is the Teto Secondary

    School and another hostel block previously

    for women. G Hostel has become notorious

    over the years because of a string of illegal

    gold dealing activities among illegal miners.

    Despite raids by the police, changing the

    environment of the hostel remains a constant

    challenge.

    GHostel to be upgraded

    Persons with disabilities will also be accommodated

    THE current situation at the infamous G Hostel in Welkom's township of Thabong. Photo: Teboho Setena

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    Motlalepule Mokgosi

    THE Kgotso Eate Day-care Centre,

    an early child development centre,

    is in dire need of support to

    render comprehensive early

    childhood programmes.

    Built from corrugated iron, it

    accommodates 98 children from

    ages two to six.

    The centre is situated in the

    residential area commonly known

    as Ditsheng, adjacent to Orange

    Grove and the new residential

    settlement of Thubelisha, east of

    Thabong.

    Emily Khampepe, founder and

    matron of the day-care centre,

    says since its establishment in

    1992 they have been faced with

    desperate challenges due to the

    lack of funding.

    They need basic equipment to

    render comprehensive early

    childhood programmes. Besides

    funding they also need educational

    items, toys, mattresses and

    blankets.

    Khampepe says they also need a

    site to build a fully-fledged centre.

    They rent the site where they are

    currently situated.

    For assistance they have been

    depending on funding from the

    National Lottery. Their contract

    has ended, leaving them with a

    huge task to cover all the expen-

    ses that include monthly payment

    of four staff members and rent for

    the last six months.

    However, Khampepe says

    funding from the National Lottery

    was not enough to fulfil their

    needs.

    They have also fallen victim to

    crime.

    Criminals have been tampering

    with the premises and have also

    broken in, stealing valuable goods.

    This has set us back, Khampepe

    says.

    They sustain the centre through

    proceeds from fund-raising events

    held quarterly.

    We are very honoured to have

    worked with Saduma Miya who

    helps us to organise fund-raising

    events, Khampepe says.

    The centre was established in

    1992 with the purpose to render

    early child development pro-

    grammes.

    It started with eight to ten

    children in my backyard and it

    later accommodated more than 50

    children. The centre has stood tall

    over the years, Khampepe says.

    She shut down her tuck shop to

    focus on running the day-care

    centre.

    It is something that I really

    love and I believe it is a gift from

    God.

    Khampepe says she will be very

    happy to receive donations of toys

    and educational toys for a start.

    ) Those who are interested in

    assisting the day-care centre can

    contact Emily Khampepe on

    083-745-1545.

    Centre needs equipment for kids

    EMILY KHAMPEPE, founder of the

    Kgotso Eate Day-care Centre.

    Photos: Teboho Setena

    SOME of the toys being shared by 98 little children of the Kgotso East Day-care Centre.

    IN South Africa the years of the

    oppressive apartheid govern-

    ment have passed and a new era

    of democracy has been ushered

    in which provides a feeling of

    renewal, fun and of hope.

    We have our own history to

    write, for without a story worth

    telling there is no culture.

    Actually there is no actual story

    for the whole of South Africa.

    The first thing is that the

    people who wrote our history

    wanted to impose on us what

    they wanted us to know like

    they forced apartheid on us.

    They just allowed us to know

    what they wanted us to know.

    That is how the oppressors

    operate and they fed us the

    propaganda they want us to

    know.

    There is a new generation of

    our own children who do not

    know how apartheid functioned.

    I dont think it was invented

    because white people were

    superior to the black majority.

    The whites were never

    superior but were afraid if equal

    opportunities were given to

    everybody, the monster (inequal-

    ity) they were protecting would

    have long been exposed.

    The whole story was hijacked

    and twisted.

    But now, things have changed

    for the better.

    I believe that all of us contri-

    buted to this great story those

    who were exiled, those who

    were imprisoned, who died in

    the struggle and those who

    remained in South Africa, their

    home.

    When our history is rewritten,

    white people like Dr Beyers

    Naud and FW de Klerk played

    a big role that ne