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Benedict Vilakazi who is now head coach of Orange Vaal Professionals.

Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi who has joined Orange Vaal Professionals as head coach. Picture: Sourced

Former Orlando Pirates star midfielder, Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi, has made his way back to professional football by accepting a role of head coach at Orange Vaal Professionals in the ABC Motsepe League.

Vilakazi, 33, whose soccer career came to a demise following a short stint in Denmark and last kicked the ball in Botswana was helping out as a coach at Education Through Soccer Academy (ETSA) last year.

Orange Vaal Professionals owned by business-man, Solly Mkhabela, is campaigning in the third tier of South African football and has Vilakazi’s former teammate, Steve Lekoelea, in their books.

The club’s Brand Manager Lerato Majoro said, “We have appointed Vilakazi as the head coach.

The team has played two games under him now. He is doing well.

In the first game under him, we played 1-1 against African All Stars. That’s the team that will be playing against Polokwane City in this year’s Nedbank Cup.

In his second game in charge, we drew 1-1 again, against AmaBEE.

We have also appointed former Moroka Swallows players, Pitso Lekone as his assistant.”

Orange Vaal Professionals lie 10th place on the log will lock horns with VuT FC over the weekend at Isak Steyl stadium in what is termed Vaal Derby with the winner walking away with the three points and bragging rights.

A swimming pool in which two learners drowned in

A swimming pool in which two learners drowned. Picture Credit: DA 

Two school children lost their lives in a government swimming pool.

The 17 and 14 year-old boys from Thabo Vuyo Special School drowned on the morning of February 16.

The two pupils were amongst a group of other learners who visited the Emfuleni Swimming Pool. It is alleged they were guided by their female teacher.

According to Emfuleni Local Municipality, the group entered the facilities unauthorised, “unfortunately” the event ended up in tragic death of two learners.

“Whilst there is an arrangement runs only between Tuesdays and Fridays,” said municipal spokesperson Stanley Gaba in a statement.

“During this time, swimming instructors and lifeguards are available to supervise safety and rescue swimmers when the need arise.”

Every Monday of the week, the facilities are closed for maintenance.

According to him, the reasons for yesterday’s unauthorised entry are unknown.

The matter is currently under investigation with the SAPS.

iAfrika Foundation’s Teboho Motloung.

iAfrika Foundation’s Teboho Motloung.

Picture credit: womenshealthmag

Picture credit: womenshealthmag

iAfrika Foundation is a civil society movement that is very much concerned about the health of the people of the African Continent. It was established in 2010 and registered officially in 2012. In short, iAfrika Foundation is concerned about Health Freedom. Reginald Nhlapo took time to chat to one of its representative Teboho Motloung about HPV Vacinne…

 WHAT IS HPV?

(Stands for human Papilloma vi­rus) This is the virus that scien­tists believe can lead to the cause of cervical cancer.

 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HPV AND HPV VACCINE?

HPV Vaccines are vaccination that scientists believe can be used to counter act on human papil­loma virus.

 HOW MANY TYPES OF HPV VACCINE DO WE HAVE IN THE MARKET PLACE?

There are two types of HPV vac­cines in the market, namely: Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines

 WHAT IS THE DIFFER­ENCE BETWEEN THE TWO VACCINES?

Gardasil is from a compa­ny called Merck and Cer­varix from a company called GlexoSmithKline(GSK). Cer­varix is the only vaccine in the market that has OMV(Outer Membrane Vesicles) adjuvant, meaning, that has been pro­duced through the use of outer membranes of bacteria. Their ingredients are different and Gardasil can be used in the in­tervals of two months with 3 shots, whereas Cervarix can be used by giving a first shot and the second shot can be adminis­tered a month after the first shot and the third shot can be given 5 months after the second shot) Both manufacturers recom- mend 3 doses and our govern­ment only give girls two shots

 CAN THEY BOTH BE USED IN SOUTH AFRICA?

Yes, according to our author­ity they can be both used in our country. Cervarix is the one which is administered in our country.

 WHAT ARE THE INGRE­DIENTS OF THESE VAC­CINES?

Gardasilingredients are: Aluminumhydroxyphosphatesulfate,Sodium Chloride,L-hestidine,Polysorbate80,Sodium Borate(a serious poison) and water for injection. Cervarix ingredients are: aluminum and OMV-derived 3-O-desacyl-4’-monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL). You can see from the chemi­cal name that MPL is a lipid

 ARE THERE ANY GIRLS WHOHAVE BEING PRO­TECTED FROM CERVI­CAL CANCER BY THESE VACCINES?

It is too early to tell now as these now vaccines are still new in the market. They were both registered in 2006 and 2009.

 WHY INJECTING 9 -YEAR OLD GIRLS?

Our authority believes that these girls are not sexually active as they believe that this vaccine can “work effec­tively” if girls are not active, sexually.

 WHO IS TAKING RE­SPONSIBILITY IF ANY­THING GOES WRONG WITH THE GIRLS?

We think it is parents them­selves because a consent form says if anything goes wrong they (Parents) must take the girls to the clinic or hospital and pay for the trans­port to get there or even pay for the Doctors if they do not want to go hospitals or clinics because of the long queues.

 WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THESE VACCINES?

Sudden Death, Infertility, Paralysis, Seizures, brain de­generation, Neurological dis­orders, Headache, Dizziness and Autoimmune disorder and many more.

 ARE THE PARENTS AWARE OF ALL POSSI­BLE SIDE EFFECTS?

Not all possible side effects are mentioned or listed on the consent form, and as a result, parents cannot be aware of all the side effects.

 CONCLUSION

Alot of parents said that their children started behav­ing strangely after receiving injection. While some think that their children are allergic to something, others believe they’re bewitched.

These vaccines are causing confusion within the com­munity members and the government has to account

Matakanye Matakanye, Secretary of the National Association of School Governing Bodies (NASGB) says:

We’ve met with the iA­frika Foundation on two occasions where they pre­sented the research about HPV Vaccine and it was accepted however we can­not go public and say the vaccine is not efficient for our kids mainly because the Department of Health and Department of Educa­tion took an initiative that when children have cervi­cal cancer then something be done to eradicate it. We acknowledge the advan­tages of the vaccine as well as disadvantages but we cannot only dwell on the negative side of it. For in­stance out of 100 pupils we need to establish at least 95 pupils who suffered from side effects so that we can approach the departments to prove that the vaccine is killing our children. We need to be vigilant that we don’t end up caught in be­tween what I would refer to as pharmaceutical war hence we need to compile an impartial research with a view of defending our children so that we cannot send incorrect information to the public. We made a call to the Foundation to avail in-depth proof in re­lation to that but they are yet to revert to us. At this point in time we can’t ad­vise parents otherwise un­til we have all the insight on the matter only then can we take a stand and act if needs be.

Attempts to solicit com­ment from the Department of Health drew a blank as they failed to respond to a list of questions sent be­fore time of print.