Good News 14:00
BULLETIN 5 February 2 pm
Good afternoon, here is your Good News:
# South African singer and songwriter, Tyla, has won her first-ever Grammy award. The 22-year-old beat the likes of Burna Boy and Davido, to win in the new category Best African Music Performance for her smash hit Water. The amapiano-based pop song entered the Billboard Hot 100 last year, the first for a South African solo artist since Hugh Masekela in 1968. The song also went to number one on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs and Hip-Hop/R&B charts. Tyla says she cannot believe she won:
# Nal’ibali, a non-profit organisation, says it aims to reach three million children across South Africa as part of World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday. The day also focuses on the importance of reading, which broadens literacy and vocabulary and where stories are shared. The City of Cape Town’s libraries will be hosting special programmes on Wednesday. Mayoral committee member for Community Services and Health, Patricia van der Ross, says they want to develop a culture of reading among children and it starts with hearing stories being read out loud.
# Hundreds of South African schools are participating in the Bread Tags For Wheelchair Challenge, an initiative led by the Wheelchair Foundation and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa Eco-Schools. Participating learners are encouraged to collect as many bread tags as possible, which will be recycled to make wheelchairs for people in need. The foundation says this is promoting environmental awareness alongside the initiative’s primary goal of providing mobility aids.
# As part of the 1.36-million-rand Ford South Africa’s Silverton fund, several schools in Mamelodi recently received a donation of books, cushions and uniforms for different sporting codes. The fund is to empower schools via the READ Educational Trust’s Rally to Read project. Zamintuthuko and Boikgantso primary schools were some of the beneficiaries. Ford’s, Esther Buthelezi, says the improved literacy and the love of reading is evident in the learners, while the teachers are better equipped with the skills and tools to provide effective education through each learning phase.
# And finally: University of Fort Hare’s, Lee Ann Mudzamba, is heading to the UK to be an audit trainee candidate at Deloitte, one of the biggest accounting firms in the world. The 23-year-old has a BCom in Accounting degree and a postgraduate Diploma in Accounting. The three-year-long South African Institute of Chartered Accountants graduate programme at Deloitte London provides an opportunity for trainees to complete their articles to qualify as a Chartered Accountant on an international platform. Lee Ann says she has always been eager to move beyond borders to seek opportunities.
Stay tuned for more news………….