Maps Maponyane is a well-known style icon, as well as an actor, MC, TV presenter and creative director. He also takes time off to Play his Part at the Ethembeni Children’s Home.The third episode of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part television series, which airs on SABC 2 on Sunday 29 June at 9pm, will feature a some inspiring South Africans who Play their Part in the areas of youth development and empowerment.Those featured in this episode include Ndumiso Hadebe, Phuti Mahanyele, Maps Maponane, Bernard Viljoen and Cheryl Pillay.Ndumiso Hadebe is the winner of One Day Leader, a series on SABC 1 that engages and educates young South Africans on leadership skills.His prize included a Shanduka Black Umbrella three year mentorship programme to start a business, as well as some financial support for their community project. He speaks about his mentorship experience, and how it is shaping him as a young business leader.Hadebe has done a lot of work in assisting the community such as being a youth leader, councillor and mentor at Word of Life Baptist Church. He is furthermore involved in a youth organisation aimed at empowering young people through workshops and education.Phuti Mahanyele is the Chief Executive Officer of the Shanduka Group. She speaks more about Shanduka’s involvedment in the Adopt-a-School Foundation, as well as the Shanduka Black Umbrellas, a non-profit company involved in the support of emerging black businesses through enterprise development.Mahanyele also talks about Shanduka Black Umbrellas and its aims and objectives, as well as about Hadebe’s involvement in the mentorship programme.Maps Maponyane is a well-known style icon, as well as an actor, MC, TV presenter and creative director. From ad campaigns in glossy magazines to Mzansi’s small screens, he’s everywhere. In spite of a busy schedule, Maps still takes time off to Play his Part at the Ethembeni Children’s Home.Situated in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, is home for up to 60 children aged from birth to three years, all of whom have suffered emotional, physical or medical abuse or have been abandoned. Many are HIV positive.The Come Back Mission is a registered Non Profit Organisation created to bring holistic healing and transformation to marginalised people in Eldorado Park, to the south of Johannesburgphilanthropist, Bernard Viljoen is the founder of I Was Shot In Joburg, which provides a platform for youth at risk to learn skills and generate an income. The project is based on using images of Joburg city taken by children living in shelters to help them uplift themselves.Using disposable cameras, 15 intrepid amateur photographers and Joburg as an inviting canvas, Viljoen ventured into the unknown.Cheryl Pillay is the chairperson of the Come Back Mission (CBM), a registered Non Profit Organisation created to bring holistic healing and transformation to marginalised people in Eldorado Park, to the south of Johannesburg.CBM was initiated by concerned people driven by a strong passion and desire to create change and give hope to their community and the surrounding communities affected by: poverty, high school dropouts, alcohol & drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, high unemployment and single parent households.
The use of seat belts has improved substantially among bus and truck drivers after the new law on traffic violations came into force, according to a survey conducted by NGO Save Life Foundation.The study was conducted at different sites in two States — at Burari, Bhalswa and Mukundpur in Delhi and Mumbai Pune Expressway and Old Mumbai Pune Highway in Maharashtra. As many as 1,190 vehicles were observed before the implementation of the Act on August 29 and on September 11 a total of 1,294 vehicles were monitored after the rules came into effect.80.5% increaseThe findings show that in Delhi there was an 80.5% increase in use of seat belts by bus drivers with 88% of them wearing seatbelts after the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, whereas only 7.5% wore them earlier. Similarly, the use of seatbelts among bus drivers in Mumbai went up by 26%, with 50% of those monitored wearing them instead of a mere 26.5% earlier. About 120 buses were monitored in Delhi and 108 in Mumbai before the study and after the study 105 were observed in Delhi and 110 in Mumbai.There is a remarkable improvement among truck drivers, too, with 27.7% increase in their use in Delhi and 21% in Mumbai. A total of 92 trucks before the new rules and 105 trucks after were observed in Delhi, where 127 trucks were monitored before and after implementation of the rules.Light motor vehiclesSeat belt compliance improved by 17.8% for light motor vehicles in Delhi, while for Mumbai it improved by 1 percentage point.As per the amended Act, the fine for not wearing seat belts has increased from ₹100-₹300 to ₹1,000 with effect from September 1.These findings for heavy vehicles stood out among other offences which were monitored including non-usage of helmets, not providing passage to emergency vehicles, load protrusion and overloading for two-wheelers, buses, trucks and light motor vehicles.According to government data on road accidents for 2017, trucks (along with tempos and tractors) and buses together accounted for nearly 27% of crashes or 1,24,000 of the total 4,60,000 accidents.While seat belts don’t avert accidents, their use helps in mitigating fatalities and serious injuries. According to a forensic examination of 500 crashes conducted by the Road Safety Foundation, nearly 33% of deaths were caused due to seat belts not being worn by road users.