Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Artists help police

Krugersdorp FCS decided to use the Casual Day Celebrations to uplift the their morale and spirit and to create some visibility by doing a 8km walk through the town. MAB agreed to assist by mobilising volunteers to assist with their float. Margie Kaufmann and her team of "art ladies" took on the challenge and changed it into a work of art!

MAB, together with Big Shoes and Gauteng SAPS Province, has been hosting training for SAPS Client Service Centres on Managing Abandoned Babies. On 17 and 18 August such a training was hosted for the West Rand area. 38 SAPS members and 5 volunteers received their certificates.

We would like to thank our sponsors:
Mosaiek Congregation
Key West Spur
Ana- Paula's Coffee shop
Micheal van den Berg

One person changing lives

At MAB we have gotten to know many amazing people, who touches the lives through their passion. Sune is such a person. She started the "Verskilmakers" group and by hosting informal mornings at her house, she has mobilised her friends to donated and help charities. In April she donated over R1200 to MAB. In August her group donated 45 comfort packs for small girls who have been raped.

Just a wonderful example of how one person can change many lives!

Thanx Sune and your group!

MAB Incentive Awards - Gauteng

Matla a Bana, a Gauteng and Western Cape focused charity organisation hosted its bi-annual Incentive Awards, for the Gauteng Province on 26 August 2010 in Hurlingham at the Rosebank Union Church. The event celebrates South African Police Service (SAPS) members who have excelled beyond the call of duty.

The following individuals were acknowledged and honoured at the ceremony:
Constable Nalana of the Hillbrow Family Violence, Child protection and Sexual Offences Unit (linking a suspect by fingerprints en modus operandi)
Warrant Officer Gonkgang of the Tembisa Family Violence, Child Protection protection and Sexual Offences Unit
Constable Babile of the Alexandra Family Violence, Child protection and Sexual Offences Unit Warrant Officer Maedi of Katlehong (13 times Life imprisonment- 49 counts of rape for a serial rapist with several victims)
Constable Motsa of Ga-Rankuwa (Linking two missing children cases – decomposed bodies found, body parts used by Sangoma for muti..)
Captain Mathethwa of Katlehong( Best FCS Commander)
Colonel Maupa of Daveyton (Best Station Commander)
Colonel Anneke Pienaar (Service Excellence)
Vodacom Foundation National Coordinator, Melenie Naidoo (Serviec Excellence)
Katlehong FCS was the best unit for working together as a team to put a serial rapist behind bars!

These individuals were awarded with various gifts and were also issued with a certificate as a token of appreciation and an incentive to continue with their much-appreciated work. “With this special award ceremony we honor the Police men and women for what they do behind the scenes and for their invaluable support. We have seen the positive impact our collaboration has had and hope to involve even more likeminded people,” said Monique Strydom, founder of Matla a Bana.

We would like to thank all our sponsors for your continued:

Clearwater Mall, Fourways Mall, Cedar Square, Roodepoort Townlodge, Grayston Townlodge, Katherine str. City Lodge, Hunters Rest, Cajees Time Zone Clearwater Mall, Build a Bear, Servamus, Alice Art Gallery and Rosebank Union Church.