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Diepkloof Editorial Committee Area Write up

1.      The Diepkloof Joreta Area was established in 1989 with members hosting their area meetings on a rotational basis in their own homes .The first three area representatives were Mesdames  Mahlangu , Mokone, and Sebone. Thereafter Chairpersons were elected and Mr.  Mokgabudi emerged as the first Chairperson followed by Messrs.’ Rampete, Mafisa and Mesdames Mabalane Kgositsile and Masenya (Current Chairperson) in that chronological order. Every member hosting was responsible for providing members in attendance refreshments.


The Diepkloof area ensured over the years that its members were kept abreast of the latest trends and exposed to various lifestyle settings. The highlights of these lifestyle settings included boarding Gautrain from Park Station to Menlyn, Lion Park visits, Gold Reef City, Vaal River boat rides, Hartebeespoort dam and Mauritius excursions.


The Diepkloof area also holds dignified memorial services for departed members at their homes and/or prescribed venues. The Devotion committee in conjunction with the Hospitality committee ensures that our two banners are displayed in showcasing the glorious organisation that Joreta has become to the bereaved families and all in attendance. Hymns underscored by the spirit of dedication are also rendered by the area with refreshments served by the Hospitality team to the attendees.


2.      Currently we meet at the Zone 1 Diepkloof Multi – Purpose hall on Tuesdays depending on the availability of the hall.


3.      The meetings are occasionally halted when there are birthday celebrations for our Octogenarians.  These birthdays are always celebrated in grand style befitting for such a milestone and as always the Hospitality team rises up to the task of ensuring members and celebrants are well catered for.


4.      Our sick and/or housebound members are checked and visited with dedication by our dedicated teams as assigned by our committees who then provide feedback on the status of their wellbeing.


5.      Current membership stands at 156 with new members joining almost each month.


6.      Heritage month is celebrated with zeal and zest in song, dance and attire depicting the diversity of cultures that members take pride in.


7.      Professionals from the Health sector, social workers and NGOs established around GEPF 

redress matters have addressed us at our meetings. There is room for improvement in having our meetings graced by individuals with expertise around issues of Wellness, Life coaching, Economic Empowerment, Legacy building and other challenges pertaining to old age and remaining relevant to society.


8.      Currently we have no sponsors and should strive to have a strategic plan on resource mobilisation.


9.      We contribute R50 monthly contributions towards lunch at our meetings.


10.  We need to improve our fundraising initiatives to augment our programmes and activities.


11.  There are 2 banners at our disposal for branding purposes.


12.  The area has a number of members who are in essence stalwarts such as Mesdames Mtshali, Mokone, Sebone, Mabalane Kgositsile, who generously sat with the Area Editorial Committee and shared the information compiled.

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