Sekhukhune Times and TUPS making a difference during lockdown


A news article about the delivery of TUPS Sport Cares Corona virus awareness masks published in the Sekhukhune Times edition of 26 March 2020 was like a seed that fell on a fertile soil. Owing to its perfect timing and the interest it ignited among 1000-plus staff members of Sekhukhune District Municipality and its economic propeller the Sekhukhune Development Agency (SDA).

Speaking of the handover of the 5000-plus TUPS branded masks at Sekhukhune District Municipality’s headquarters in Groblersdal, the Inventor of TUPS Sport Mr Puleng Mmotla said everywhere they went copies of Sekhukhune Times were held dearly as members of public were surprised by the perfect timing of the news article.

“We really appreciate Sekhukhune Times for being the most reliable, constantly available and informative medium for our communities in this time of need. You saw this morning the clean sweep of all their newspapers as employees of the District are going to start their lockdown in different parts of the country. They will also share messages, along with the messages imprinted on the masks about adhering to the lockdown” explained Mmotla

Mmotla concluded by mentioning that the 5000 masks will be distributed to all part of the District including essential service workers such as members of South African Emergency Personnel Union (SAEPU) which was represented by SAEPU Spokesperson for community liaison Ms Tshepiso Kgaladi Makuwa.   

Thapelo Motseo

COMPANY BACKGROUND Sekhukhune Times was founded in 2015 for the purpose of providing Sekhukhune community and businesses with quality news. The business is operated within the Sekhukhune district municipality which consist of four municipality namely Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality, Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality and Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality . Sekhukhune Times help the readers to become aware of their surroundings from social life, to the news happening in the community and also not forgetting what’s happening on the outside world’ it brings you all the news in a convenient and simple language that community can understand and It is released every Thursday and distributed through various mine, shops, , pubiic institutions and in schools. Complimentary copies are distributed to advertisers. The publication is also available online Sekhukhune Times bring you all the news you need to know about the community, events coming up, speeches and also some tips on surviving student life as well as anything which you feel could be beneficial to students voicing out their opinions. MISSION . To became a cross border publication that will link young people from all corners of the world. . To became a source of information to the youth and community in general. .To became a tool for businesses big and small to market their products. .To serve as a communication tool for businesses, government, school and communities in general. .To offer jobs to young people and thus participate in eradicating unemployment, which is a major contributor to increase in crime, AIDS and poverty in our communities. .Provide auxiliary services such as printing, layout and design and photography for other institutions. . Sekhukhune Times is committed to providing the client with a quality product at competitive price within schedule. . At all time we will address and service the customers, requirements, comply with specifications, standards and technical requirements, act ethically and with dignity

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