Miss April 2021, Miss Claudia Michelle Abrahams

Our Miss April is the charming Claudia Michelle Abrahams, who is the embodiment of goddess Demeter. Demeter was the Olympian goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread who sustained humankind with the earth’s rich bounty. She presided over the foremost of the Mystery Cults which promised its initiates the path to a blessed afterlife in the …

Kairos News/Community Tribute To Moira Larsen

“A heart may stop beating, but a life that leaves an imprint on others lives forever” Moira Larsen passed away on 25 March 2021 and is survived by her three children Clinton, Carli, and Lee-ann. Moira was the vehicle chosen to deliver one of the best sports icons Wentworth will forever be proud of Clinton …

South Durban Communities Still In The Dark About Engen’s Accountability

Three months after a massive explosion at Engen in Wentworth, surrounding communities have still not had feedback from the petrochemical giant regarding their accountability to the situation, and inclusion of the community in safety matters. Considering the potential environmental and health risk hazards posed by Engen, genuine engagement and communication between industries, government, and local …

“Woman Of Inspiration 2021”-Lorraine Richards

Smart Works Pays Off…No One Has Died Of Hard Work (The secret is to keep working at it…never give up) Kairos News takes this opportunity to congratulate Lorraine Richards on this milestone and achievement of another feather in the cap. You make Kairos News proud of a well earned and deserved award for a talented …

Gwen’s Flower Power Theme

Fitness activist Gwen Sookool will be hosting a Flower Power fun day at the Teak Place Park in Wentworth to coincide with the Freedom Day Celebrations on 27 April 2021. Flower power was a slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and nonviolence.  Hippies embraced the symbolism …

Greta Apelgren: An Activist For Human Rights

Apartheid was characterized by an authoritarian political culture based on white supremacy, which ensured that South Africa was dominated politically, socially, and economically by the nation’s minority white population. Draconian laws were put into plàce to deprive non-white people of their Human Rights and to maintain the apartheid regime’s repressive goals. The Natives Land Act …

Children And The Community

The emphasis is that communities matter to children and that all municipalities should play their part to help protect children and support families within their communities. Children experience and observe a series of relationships in an early childhood setting. Each type contributes to creating a sense of community because each facilitates feelings of belonging, connectedness, …

Sustainable Food Development And Community Resilience

Self-sustaining community development strategies focused on education as a means for change, have great potential to make an impact on worldwide poverty. Instead of a one-time intervention with results that fade over time, the cyclical structure of participatory development will yield increasing results as time goes on. Teaching the community how to improve itself will …

Wentworth/ Merebank Community Surrounded By Harmful Fumes

Living in close proximity to a plant can pose various risks should an accident or leak occur. While the most dangerous of these accidents is a full-blown plant explosion, similar to the one that occurred at Engen in December 2020, other accidents can be harmful to residents of the community, such as water contamination and …

Oil Spill On Lansdowne Road A Bane in The Lives Of Wentworth And Merebank Residents

The great 19th Century naturalist John Muir often lamented humanity’s widespread desecration of nature. “In the noblest forests of the world, the ground, once divinely beautiful, is desolate and repulsive, like a face ravaged by disease,” Immediately after the evacuation of the illegally parked trucks on Lansdowne Road, it seems another serious problem has arisen. …