Wednesday, January 13, 2010

“where the management is weak the school is going to perform very badly” the words of CDE Mugwena Maluleke from SADTU. Find out more

By Denisia Adams
Onus \OH-nuhs\
1.A burden; an obligation; a disagreeable necessity.
2.a: A stigma. b: Blame.
3.The burden of proof.

Who is not a South African sports hero:
A – Zanele Situ B – Brian Adams
C – Penny Heyns
Answer: B – Brian Adams

A - Zanele Situ - the first black South African to win a Paralympic gold medal
C - She made it big in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympic Games, when she won South Africa's first gold medals since the country's readmission to the Games after a ban that lasted 32 years.

About 1.8 billion people connect to the internet, 450 million of them speak English. ALSO DID YOU KNOW Since space is essentially empty it cannot carry sound. Therefore there is no sound in space, at least not the sort of sound that we are used to.

How to Stay Healthy in Small Ways
Drink water in the morning after getting up and right before bed. It's been a lot of work for your body to keep you going all day long, and it needs some water to get you through another way and prevent sickness.
When you are waiting for a bus or a ride to work or school every morning, try stretching. It gets your blood flowing and makes you feel more awake.
Take some nice breaths of air when outside. Not only does it smell fresh, but it feels like it rejuvinates you. Don't hyperventilate, though, as it will make you pass out. Breath steadily.
Eat breakfast. Everyone should ,but if you can't because of a crazy schedule, keep a jar of raisins or other dried fruit within quick reach so if you are in a hurry you can grab a handful and run.
Keep your shoulders back when you walk. It boosts your confidence, which in turn raises your self esteem.
When you're doing laundry, see how many times you can lift the detergent bottle. Try to set a goal to lift more than your usual number.
Channel surf when you're watching television and a commercial break comes on. It means you won't be tempted to go get an unhealthy snack. If you really do get hungry during a commercial break, keep something healthy like Wheat Thins or an apple.
Get in a healthy routine because once you're stuck in it, you will be able to determine what might not be the best thing for you. It may be a snack offered to you that is full of sugar and preservatives, or cutting corners with work.
Take more trips. In other words, if you have to bring the two garbage cans to the road make two trips to the curb, instead of one carrying both cans at the same time. A little more walking never hurt. Also, you can park farther away from the store Not only will you not have to fight for a space but parking so far away will result in more walking to and fro.
Keep yourself clean. Chipped nail polish has never looked good, no one likes body odor, and your ears should not be filled with wax.
Pace around when you talk on the phone so you are up and walking around. Also, it has been found that it helps you focus on your conversation.
Bend at your knees and not your waist when you drop something. That's what your knees are there for.
Have a headache? You do not always need an aspirin! There is an easier way to fix your headache. Get rid of a headache by:
1.Taking a few deep breaths,
2.Closing your eyes,
3.Taking your index finger and thumb of your right hand to make a backwards "C" shape, and
4.Clamping your fingers near the webbing between your left thumb and pointer.
(It might be a bit of a discomfort, but it relieves the headache

Mugwena Maluleke from SADTU (South African Democratic Teachers Union). He joined us to give us SADTU’s stance on the 2009 Matric pass rate decline in South Africa. On the question of SADTU’s sentiments toward the 2009 Matric results Maluleke responded by saying that they are not impressed and disappointed by it, a drop is not what they had expected. Maluleke believes there are mulitple factors that have caused the drop, he says, “For one this results still reflects the old setup in terms of the rich and poor and where the poor schools will always perform a bit bad as compared to schools where the parents still participate and contribute to education. He continued to say that another problem faced was the fact that there was a physical science curriculum in grade 12 that teachers did not understand as well as language problems especially to those who have english as a second language. Maluleke is also concerned about the efforts of the parents, parents allowing too much TV time etc.

When asked about people possibly striking against teachers and what SADTU is prepared to do this is what Maluleke had to say, “We are prepared because we know teachers are doing their best under difficult circumstances.. we would want evidence to be put in place by those who rise against the teachers… we will be ready to stand up and address the situation…already teachers are demoralised because of their salaries they receive”. Maluleke says SADTU is adopting a campaign called, “Give a child a chance” insuring as leaders they adopt a child at a particular school, the school and essentially turn the school around. This means they will be insuring teachers are on time they on task and prepared as well as insure principles as managers are well trained and provide proper leadership and direction, “where the management is weak the school is going to perform very badly”.

Norman Vincent Peale
Change your thoughts and you change your world.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

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