Ziwaphi on the Road – 1st Edition 2013

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1st EDITION 2013
Welcome to our first edition of Ziwaphi, a newspaper designed especially for all the
employee members of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and
Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI). Ziwaphi will be distributed on a quarterly basis to
industry employees and will provide you with relevant information about the Council, the
opportunity to ask the Council your own questions, entertainment news, competitions
and more.
One of the key ways we have come to understand your information needs is through
the research questionnaire competition we held earlier this year. Many thanks
to all those who gave of their time to fill in a questionnaire.
All answered questionnaires were placed into a lucky draw
and the following three people were randomly selected to
receive R1 000:
• Polelo George Tshane from Peterbill Transport
• Risenga John Hlumgwane from Enviroserv
• Humphrey Khumalo from G4S
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Professional
Soccer Player
Born on 25
November 1980
in Boipatong
Aaron Mokoena, also known as known as “Mbazo” or “The Axe” because of
his tough tackling skills, is a Professional Soccer Player (Defender) and has
been playing in the English Premier League since 2005. He was the youngest
player ever to play for Bafana Bafana. His international debut was against
Botswana in 1999 when he was just 18 years old. He later replaced Lucas
Radebe as captain of Bafana Bafana. He was part of the national squad for
the Fifa 2010 World Cup.
The youngest of seven siblings, Mokoena has always had a close bond with
his mother Maria and is a frequent visitor to her home in Boipatong, with his
wife Jwalane and their two daughters.
Professional details
Current positions
•Professional Soccer Player (Defender) | Portsmouth Football Club
Portsmouth | 2009 - present
• Captain | South African Bafana Bafana Soccer Team
2003 - present
Previous positions
• Professional Soccer Player (Defender) | Blackburn Rovers Football Club
United Kingdom | 2005 - 2009
• Professional Soccer Player (Defender) | KRC Genk
Belgium | 2003 - 2005
• Professional Soccer Player (Defender) | Germinal Beerschot
Belgium | 2001 - 2002
•Professional Soccer Player (Defender) | Ajax Amsterdam Football Club
Netherlands | 1999 - 2003
•Professional Soccer Player (Defender) | Bayern Leverküsen Football Club
Germany | 1998 - 1999
•Professional Soccer Player (Defender) | Jomo Cosmos Football Club
1997 - 1998
Awards
• PFA Player in the Community Award | Football League | 2011
He was the youngest person in history to be nominated for this prestigious
award in recognition of his excellent work in the community through the Aaron
Mokoena Foundation. Following in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, he is
only the second South African to receive this honour.
What people say about Aaron Mokoena
Collen Khumalo, one of eight trustees of the Aaron Mokoena Foundation,
says: “He is humble and that is the secret of his success. There has been a
lot of talent in South Africa in the past, but what makes Aaron special is that
he is always wanting to expand his knowledge. Even after all he has done for
his country, he is still in touch with everyone from his old community and trying
to find ways to improve their lives. The work he does with them as part of the
Foundation encourages them to keep working hard for a better future.”
Sources: http://whoswho.co.za/; http://www.thenewage.co.za/
WHO IS THE
NBCRFLI
The National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics
Industry (NBCRFLI) manages the conditions of employment between
employers and employees within the road freight and logistics industry.
This is done to help ensure that industry members are united which leads
to stability in the industry.
What do we do for you?
We provide our members with a number of value-add service offerings, including:
•Setting minimum standards and conditions of employment which are included in the
Collective Agreements
•Ensuring all employers and employees who fall into the scope of the NBCRFLI follow
the Collective Agreements
• Resolving disputes between employers and employees in the Industry
• Managing the industry’s annual, sick leave and holiday bonus funds
•Providing Wellness services to the industry, such as Trucking Wellness and the
Wellness Fund Health Plan
What is a Collective Agreement?
A Collective Agreement is a written agreement providing for terms and conditions of
employment or any other matters of mutual interest concluded between one or more
registered trade unions on the one hand and one or more registered employers’
organisations on the other hand, concluded in a Bargaining Council. The conditions
that are outlined in the Collective Agreements apply to Bargaining Unit employees in
the road freight and logistics industry. Only across-the-board wage increases apply to
extended bargaining unit employees. As an employee, a Collective Agreement gives
you useful information about your wages, benefits and annual leave days, and more.
Staying in contact with us
Should you have any questions regarding your annual, sick leave or holiday bonus pay or
the Wellness Fund Health Plan, please speak to your HR or payroll department. Should
you wish to contact us directly, we have listed some useful contact numbers on the back
page of this newsletter. There is also useful information about our services on our website
www.nbcrfli.org.za.
Most of you know Nelson Mandela as the first black president
of South Africa, a man who became a symbol of the antiapartheid movement, and one who spent nearly 30 years of
his life in prison. He remains a global icon and hero to many.
But it’s easy to forget that Nelson Mandela is human.
Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Nelson
Mandela
1. Mandela’s tribal nickname is “Rolihlahla,”
meaning “Troublemaker”.
Other accounts translate Rolihlalhla to mean, “to pull a
branch from a tree,” which, of course, is something only a
troublemaker would do. It was his teacher, Miss Mdingane,
who gave him the English name “Nelson”.
“No one in my family had ever attended school [...] On the
first day of school my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of
us an English name. This was the custom among Africans
in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias
of our education. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my
new name was Nelson. Why this particular name, I have no
idea.” – Mandela, 1994.
2. Mandela was expelled from university
after less than a year.
After finishing boarding school, Mandela attended Fort
Hare Missionary College. Less than 12 months later, he
was expelled from college after he helped organise a strike
against the white colonial rule at the college.
10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY
DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
NELSON MANDELA
3. The United Nations declared his birthday
as Mandela Day.
In 2009, the U.N. declared Mandela’s birthday, July 18, as
Mandela Day to mark his contribution to world freedom. The
day encourages individuals to take action to help change
the world for the better through volunteering and community
service. The holiday calls on individuals to donate 67 minutes
to doing something for others, reflecting the 67 years that
Mandela was part of the anti-apartheid movement.
4. Mandela is often referred to as Madiba,
his Xhosa clan name.
Mandela is a member of the AbaThembu clan, and is often
referred to by his clan name, Madiba.
5. Mandela’s father had four wives, and
Nelson is one of 13 children.
Mandela’s father, a local chief and councilor to the Thembu
king, died from tuberculosis when his son was 9. Before
that, he fathered 13 children by four wives - four boys and
nine girls. Nelson’s mother, Nosekeni Fanny, was the third
wife.
6. Mandela has received more than 250
awards for his accomplishments.
Amongst these awards is the shared 1993 Nobel Peace
Prize with F.W. de Klerk, the last president of the apartheid
government of South Africa.
7. Stevie Wonder dedicated his 1985 Oscar
for “I Just Called to Say I Love You” to
Mandela.
After Stevie accepted his award in honour of Nelson Mandela,
the SABC banned Stevie’s music from the airways. It wasn’t
until Mandela was elected in 1994 that Stevie was finally
allowed back in South Africa.
8. Mandela outlived his two Eldest sons.
Mandela had six children, but tragically lost his two eldest
sons. Thembi Mandela died in a car crash at age 25.
Mandela was in prison at the time of the death and was
unable to attend the funeral. Makgatho Mandela died of
AIDS in 2005 at age 54.
9. Mandela ran away from home at age of 19.
When his guardian tried to arrange a marriage, Mandela ran
away from home in 1941 and headed to Johannesburg. He
began to work as a night watchman at Crown Mines, but
was fired after it was discovered that was a runaway.
10. Mandela spent his first night after being
freed from prison in Archbishop Emeritus
Desmond Tutu’s home.
Tutu asked his helpers prepare his own favourite meal of
chicken curry, rice and green salad, followed by rum raisin
ice cream and custard, in honour of Mandela’s release.
Sources: http://afkinsider.com
NEW WAGE
AGREEMENT
During the nationwide industry strike in October last year, NBCRFLI member unions and employers worked together to find a resolution. In the end, a three year wage agreement
was decided upon. The agreement is the first of its kind in the industry. It came into effect on 1 March 2013 and ensures that all employees will get guaranteed increases for three
years in a row.
The New Wage Agreement says the following:
Wage Increases
•From 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2014, the minimum wage rates paid to employees for ordinary working hours are as follows:
Category
Code
Class
1
42
3
27
5
6
2
22
24
46
7
8
44
19
23
47
21
20
26
15
50
10
11
12
13
18
14
45
49
51
41
40
39
General worker
General worker, repair shop
Packer/loader, grade
Security guard
Motorcycle/motor tricycle driver
Light motor vehicle driver
Checker, grade I
Loader operator, grade II
Mobile hoist operator, grade II
Packer/loader, grade II
Medium motor vehicle driver (articulated)
Medium motor vehicle driver (rigid)
Artisan assistant
Gantry crane operator, grade I
Mobile hoist operator, grade I
Checker, grade II
Loader operator, grade I
Gantry crane operator, grade II
Storeman (workshop)
Team leader
Vehicle Guard
Heavy motor vehicle driver (articulated)
Heavy motor vehicle driver (rigid)
Extra-heavy motor vehicle driver (articulated)
Extra-heavy motor vehicle driver (rigid)
Dispatch clerk
Ultra-heavy motor vehicle driver
Semi-skilled artisan
Storeman (warehouse)
Custodian
Security officer, III
Security officer, II
Security officer, I
Grade
New Minimum
Wage per Week
Across the
Board Increase
A Band
A Band
A Band
A Band
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B2
B2
B2
B1
B2
B2
B1
B2
B2
B2
B2
B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
B4
B4
B4
B4
B3
B3
B4
R864.11
10%
R976.76
10%
R1203.87
10%
R1911.74
R1379.67
10%
10%
R1600.19
10%
R2230.04
R1593.22
R1911.74
R1911.74
10%
10%
1.
2.
3.
3.
4.
5.
5.
6.
•All employees who were already employed by their employer on 1 March 2013, and
who fall within grades 1 to 6 as mentioned above, were awarded a 10% increase as
from 1 March 2013.
•All extended bargaining unit employees, graded up to and including C1on the
Patterson Grading Systems, received an increase as from 1 March 2013. The
increases were awarded as follows:
Across the Board
Increases
Employees Earning
Patterson
Grade
R183 008.00 and less per year (current BCEA threshold)
7%
Between R183 008.01 and R237 910.40 per year
(current BCEA threshold plus 30%)
6%
Allowances
As from 1 March 2013, night shift allowances shall be paid as follows:
Category of
Employee
From 1 March 2013
to 31 August 2013
From 1 September 2013
to 31 August 2014
Seasonal workers in
the Sugar Transport
Sector.
Other employees who
perform more than one
hour of night work.
R11.50 per night shift
worked.
R12.31 per night shift
worked.
An allowance of R6.08
beyond one hour and
R1.22 for every hour in
excess thereof; or by a
reduction of ordinary hours.
An allowance of R6.51
beyond one hour and R1.31
for every hour in excess
thereof; or by a reduction of
ordinary hours.
The subsistence allowance now works as follows:
1 March 2013
to 31 August 2013
1 September 2013
to 31 August 2014
(a) R22.54 for each period of absence
within the borders of the Republic
of South Africa.
(b) R19.53 for each of the three daily
meal intervals during such absence.
(a) R
24.12 for each period of absence
within the borders of the Republic
of South Africa.
(b) R20.90 for each of the three daily
meal intervals during such absence.
The danger allowance payable to HAZCHEM employees has been increased to 1.5%
as from 1 March 2013.
Maternity leave
An employee who returns to work after a six month period of maternity leave (and no
more than this) is entitled to resume work in the same capacity and on the same terms
and conditions that applied to her immediately before taking her maternity leave.
Contributions
Employees’ contributions towards the Wellness Fund increased by 0.5% as from 1
March 2013. This means that you as an employee will contribute 1% of your normal
weekly basic wage towards the Fund.
Provident Fund contributions have not increased. Contributions remain 10% by the employer and 10% by the employee.
As from 1 March 2013, cross-border allowances shall be paid as follows:
From date of implementation until 28 February 2014
(a) R
33.77 for each period of absence outside the borders of the Republic
of South Africa.
(b) R20.90 for each of the three daily meal intervals during such absence.
Know your team answers:
1-C: 2-C: 3-B: 4-A: 5-C: 6-B: 7-C: 8-A: 9-A: 10-C: 11-B: 12-B: 13-C: 14-A: 15-C
Trucking Wellness is a service offered by the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics
Industry (NBCRFLI). It aims to create awareness around HIV&AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
amongst long-distance truck drivers, commercial sex workers and those at risk such as driver spouses and
partners. The programme has 22 Wellness Centres and 5 Mobile Wellness Centres across South Africa.
Please see insert for the locations of the various clinics, as well as the times when they are open:
Our staff – offering you a helping hand
What is your name?
Ethel Sibongile Mlinjana
What is your qualification?
I am an Enrolled Nurse. I studied at the Empilweni Nursing College in Randburg.
How long have you been working for Trucking Wellness?
3 years
Where do you work?
At the Trucking Wellness, Wellness Centre in Roodekop
What do you love most about your job?
“I love the fact that I often see people with different problems and thus I get to learn new things and ways to
help people.”
What do you want to tell the truck drivers out there?
“Come and visit us at the Wellness Clinics so that you can get the information that you need to look after your
health.”
clinic locations
Wellness Centre
Physical Address
GPS Coordinates
Villiers
Vaal Truck Inn, N3 Villiers
S 26 58.700 E 28 35.350
17h00 - 23h00
Warden
Warden Truck Stop, R714, Warden
S 27 52 06.4 E 28 57 31.1
17h00 - 23h00
Harrismith
Engen Highway Junction, 1 Industrial Road, Hardustria, Harrismith
S 28 17 18.8 E 29 07 54.0
16h00 - 22h00
Mooiriver
Engen Truck Stop, R103 Old Main Road, Mooiriver
S 29 13 28.2 E 30 00 10.4
Tugela
Tugela Truck Inn, N3 Ladysmith
S 28 27 23.5 E 29 33 59.6
Port Elizabeth
Engen Truck Stop, Old Grahamstown Road, Swartkops, Port Elizabeth
S 33 52 17.8 E 25 36 28.3
East London
Engen Truck Stop, 16A Settlers Way, Gately, East London
S 33 02 01.3 E 27 52 57.8
Mthatha
Shell Ultra City, Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
S 31 36 46.4 E 28 44 00.0
Kokstad
Engen Truck Stop, Main Road, Kokstad
S 30 34 07.6 E 29 26 13.8
Marianhill
Engen Truck Stop, 129 Westmead Road, Pinetown
S 29 49 36.1 E 30 49 57.5
16h00 - 22h00
Zeerust
Zeerust Truck Inn, N4, Main Road, Zeerust
S 25 32 35.2 E 26 06 24.5
18h00 - 24h00
Roodekop
Reef Truck Stop, 47 Nederveen Highway, Roodekop
S 26 18 03.6 E 28 11 04.1
Ventersburg
Cnr. N1 and Voortrekker Road, Ventresburg
S 28 05 07.7 E 27 08 25.0
Colesburg
Shell Ultra City, N1, Colesburg
S 30 42 03.0 E 25 07 35.7
16h30 - 22h30
Hanover
Excel Truck Stop, N1, Hanover
S 31 04 17.3 E 24 26 38.4
17h00 - 23h00
Beaufort West
Roadside Wellness Centre,
Industrial Area, Beaufort West
S 32 21 41.7 E 22 33 35.9
Wadeville
Imperial Dedicated Contracts, Commercial Road, Wadeville
S 26 16 27.3 E 28 10 41.4
07h00 -16h30 (Tuesday)
Imperial Special Business Division, 23 Garfield Road, Alrode North
S 26 17 35.1 E 28 07 36.6
07h00 -16h00 (Monday & Thursday) & Friday 07h00 - 14h00 (SBD)
Imperial Technical Services Division, 19 Boron Road, Alrode North
S 26 19 52.9 E 28 08 03.9
07h00 -15h30 (Wednesday) (TSD)
Musina
Gateway Truck Stop, Beit Bridge Border Post, Musina
S 22 14 23.0 E 29 59 07.2
09h00 - 16h00
Epping
Shell Truck Stop, 7 Bofors Circle, Epping, Cape Town
S 33 55 45.7 E 18 32 38.6
17h00 - 23h00
Komatipoort
Komatipoort Airport, N4, Komatipoort
S 25 26 35.7 E 31 55 51.4
17h00 - 23h00
Alrode
Operating Hours
18h00 - 24h00 (Monday-Thursday)
17h00 - 23h00 (Friday)
18:00 -00:00 (Sunday-Thursday) only valid for Nov & Dec 2013
19h00 - 01h00 (Monday-Thursday); 16h00 - 22h00 (Friday) from Jan 2014 onwards
17h00 - 23h00
18h00 - 24h00 (Monday-Thursday)
17h00 - 22h00 (Friday)
17h00 - 23h00 (Monday-Thursday)
10h00 - 16h00 (Monday & Friday)
16h00 - 22h00 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)
17h00 - 23h00 (Monday to Friday) only valid for Nov & Dec 2013
08h00 - 15h00 from Jan 2014 onwards
17h00 - 23h00 (Monday & Thursday)
13h00 - 19h00 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)
16h00 - 22h00 (Monday & Thursday)
18h00 - 24h00 (Tuesday & Wednesday) & 10h00 - 16h00 (Friday)
Aaron Jizana
Employee of the year
(GAS Operations)
Marius Westraadt
Employee of the year
(Chevron)
Samuel Lisea
Employee of the year
(Black Product 2 Com)
AT&T
12:34 PM
Council levies
Who are regarded as Bargaining Unit employees and what levies are
they supposed to pay? What are the levies then used for?
Kagiso ,KZN
Bargaining Unit (BU) employees include inter-alia drivers, workshop
storemen and general workers. For a list of all BU employees, refer to
the Wage Table in the Wage Agreement article. On a monthly basis, their
employer pays 0.4% of their basic weekly wage to the Council, while they
themselves pay 0.4% of their basic weekly wage to the Council. For
example, if a BU employee earns R1 000 per week, they will contribute R4
per month to the Council, while their employer also will contribute R4 each
month to the Council.
Extended Bargaining Unit (EBU) employees, such as receptionists, storage
coordinators and personal assistants, pay 0.075% of their basic weekly
wage to the Council while their employers pay 0.075% to the Council. For
example, if an EBU employee earns R1 000 per week, they will contribute
75c per month to the Council, while their employer also will contribute 75c
each month to the Council.
Please note that the 0,4% levy mentioned above only applies to
employees for whom minimum wages are prescribed.
The Council levies you pay are used to cover the expenses of the Council
and its services to the Industry.
Leave pay calculation
I know that my leave pay is now calculated differently. Please can you
explain this.
Stephen, Kokstad
Leave pay contributions will no longer be calculated on shifts but on the
following basis:
•Employees with less than 5 years of continuous service to their company
will receive 15 days leave.
•Employees with 5 years of continuous service to their company, but less
than 10 years, will receive 17 days leave.
•Employees with 10 years and longer of continuous service to their
company will receive 20 days leave.
Provident Fund
What is the connection between the Provident Fund and the Council?
And who do I contact if I have a query about my Provident Fund?
Thembinkosi, Pretoria
The Provident Fund is a separate legal entity and is not owned by the
Council, an employer organisation or any of the trade unions. The Council
is however responsible for ensuring that the payment of Fund contributions
is made, as outlined in the Provident Fund Collective Agreement. It is also
important to note that all Provident Fund contributions are made directly to
the Fund and not via the Council.
From 1 June 2013, Sanlam took over the front office functions of the
Provident Fund. This means that Sanlam is now responsible for the
collection of withdrawal forms, death or funeral claims, Provident Fund
contribution enquiries and withdrawal and payment enquiries. So if you
have any queries regarding your Provident Fund, please contact Sanlam
directly on 0861 735 473.
Even though Sanlam has taken over the front office functions of the
Provident Fund, your Provident Fund benefits still stay exactly the same.
New shift system
Please can you explain the new shift system to me and how it affects
my 13th cheque?
Patrick, Bloemfontein
In the past, calculations of contributions to the Council’s Funds, including
the Holiday Pay Bonus Fund (13th cheque), were based on the number
of shifts (days) worked by an employee during a specific month. This has
however changed. As from 16 January 2012, the shift system was stopped.
Employees in the Industry are entitled to a 13th cheque, equal to 4.33 weeks
of annual basic earnings payable after 12 months of continuous service with
one employer. The 13th cheque will be paid directly to employees during
December every year. It will be based on the number of days you have
worked during the previous year.
As from 16 January 2012, employers must contribute 36.08% of the normal
weekly wage earned by an employee towards the Fund on a monthly basis.
The contribution must be paid to the Council, no matter the number of days
that an employee has worked during a specific month.
Clause 24 (3) of the Main Collective Agreement, however, provides that
an employer is able to submit a claim against a portion of contributions
of an employee during any specific month as a result of the employee’s
unauthorised absence (AWOL).
DISPUTES
RESOLUTION
On 28 May 2013, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) Body
accredited the NBCRFLI to conduct conciliations and arbitrations (including pre-dismissal
arbitrations) from 1 June 2013 to 29 February 2016. This decision was taken due to the high
quality of dispute resolution services provided by the NBCRFLI. The Council works in close
co-operation with the CCMA to deliver this high level of service.
Did you know?
As an employee in the road freight and logistics industry, you have the right to make sure that
your dispute is heard and resolved quickly. A dispute is any matter over which you and your
employer strongly disagree, such as unfair dismissal or unfair labour practice.
Things to do before referring a dispute to the council:
•First ensure that you follow all your company’s procedures to resolve a dispute.
•Make sure that you have met all legal requirements before going ahead with the dispute.
• Check that you have valid strong points if you are referring a dispute.
• First ask your union official or a university law clinic for advice.
• Decide if your dispute should come to the Council and refer it in a good manner.
How to refer a dispute to the NBCRFLI
Step 1: You will first need to fill in a referral form. You can get the form from any NBCRFLI
office or the NBCRFLI website.
Step 2: The next step is to send a copy of your referral form to your employer, or fax it to your
employer. Please make sure the fax number you have is correct.
Step 3: Send the first form you filled out (the original form) to the correct NBCRFLI office,
together with proof that the form was sent to the respondent/employer. This can be
done with a signature of receipt, fax receipt slip or a registered letter slip. The form
that is sent to the NBCRFLI office can be faxed, posted or physically delivered.
Step 4: At the NBCRFLI offices, the case management officer will give you a case number
and will let you know the date and time of your hearing.
Step 5: To remind you of your hearing, you will get an sms two days before the date of your
hearing.
Step 6: Try to resolve your dispute as quickly as possible in order to save yourself time and
transport costs.
Time periods in which to refer a dispute
•Unfair dismissal dispute: You need to refer this dispute before 30 days from when you were
dismissed. If you applied for an appeal, you need to refer the dispute before 30 days from
when you were notified about the outcome of the appeal hearing.
•Unfair labour practice dispute: Must be referred within 90 days of the date of the act or
omission thereof which resulted in the unfair labour practice or, if it is a later date, within 90
days of the date on which you became aware of the act or occurrence.
Applying for condonation if the referral is late
•If you pass the 30 days from when you were dismissed to refer your case, you will need
to apply for condonation, which is almost like an extension of the deadline. You can get
condonation forms from a NBCRFLI office.
•Referral to arbitration: An application for arbitration must be submitted within 90 days after
the conciliation certificate had been issued.
Who may represent an employee or employer at the Council
Should you wish to ask Batho a question, please send him an email on
[email protected] If you send an email to Batho, you stand a chance
to win an NBCRFLI hamper.
An employee may appear in person at any proceedings before the Council or be represented
by a member, official or office bearer of a registered trade union that the employee was a
member of at the time the dispute arose.
A director, trustee or partner in a partnership with that employer may represent an employer.
Legal representation is not automatically allowed and may be subject to the commissioner’s
discretion.
An attorney or a consultant at conciliation may not represent you.
It is important that men take care of their health so that they can do well at their work and also
enjoy life.
Obesity
According to a recent report by the Compass Group of Southern Africa, South Africans are ranked
3rd on the world obesity ranking. Obesity is when an individual carries excess body weight as a
result of poor diet choices and a lack of exercise. Obesity is the number one cause of diseases
such as cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
What are the symptoms of obesity?
•Shortness of breath: The extra fat makes it difficult to get air in and out of your lungs.
•Decreased energy levels: Carrying around excess body fat decreases your energy levels.
•Feeling tired: Difficulty in breathing causes you to get tired much quicker. Everyday activities like
climbing up the stairs becomes extremely difficult.
•Sore muscles and joints: Your knees and ankles need to work harder as a result of the extra
weight your body is carrying. This causes pain in those areas of the body. This can lead to gout.
•Skin problems: Excess body weight often results in excess skin around the body. The folds of the
skin store moisture which results in skin infections such as rashes and warts.
•Lack of self confidence: Obesity also affects your self-confidence .You begin to feel sorry for
yourself and ashamed of the way you look. You may even stop going out to meet with your
friends. A low self-esteem can lead to depression, which affects your emotional well-being.
Tips to overcome obesity
Harry Imoru is a qualified personal trainer with a diploma in Sports Science. He specialises in
weight loss, body building and body toning. This fitness and health lover believes that a balanced
diet and great workout programme results in healthy body weight. He recently sat down with us to
give tips on how to avoid obesity.
1.ALWAYS start your day with a healthy breakfast. Your choice of breakfast should include fibre,
which will help keep you fuller for longer throughout the day. (Fibre, also known as roughage,
is found in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, pulses and seeds and keeps the digestive system
healthy and functioning properly. It speeds up and aids the excretion of waste and toxins from
the body.) Fruits, like apples and bananas, are an affordable source of nutrition and can be
included in your breakfast. Although bananas are healthy, you should stick to 2 a day because
they are loaded with carbohydrates. Choose Morvite or instant oats over “magwinya”. Or you can
make a sandwich with brown bread and peanut butter which is high in protein.
2. Try to reduce your salt intake throughout the day as salt causes water retention which leads to
weight gain. Avoid tinned foods which are loaded with salt.
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rink 2 to 3 litres of water per day. Carry a water bottle around with you in your truck which will
help you keep track of your water intake. You can also add lemon slices to your water, which
gives the water some flavour. Water suppresses your appetite, which means you don’t eat as
much as normal.
4. Avoid eating after 20:00 in the evenings. If you do feel hungry, rather have some vegetables and
chicken, instead of pap, which will take longer to digest in your system.
5. Avoid deep fried foods. Always check whether the take away stop you buy food from does not
have a grilled option which is a healthier option to deep fried foods.
“The power of the mind and positive thinking bring great results. Focus, determination and
consistency: that’s all you need to achieve your fitness goals.”
Harry Imoru
EXERCISES
Stationary jog
The stationary jog is a great way
to lose weight and build your leg
muscles in one exercise. Find a
spot that you can jog on. Stay in the
same spot and count to 100.Take
a break, and start again and count
to 100. Increase this by about 10
steps per day, according to how
fit you are. If your leg muscles get
sore, stop and do the exercises
again tomorrow. You can lose a lot
of weight if you eat healthy and do
this stationary run regularly.
Push ups
This exercise will strengthen your arm and chest muscles.
Always stretch your arms and wrists before you begin the push
up exercise. Position your hands on a wall or any flat surface.
Raise yourself up using your arms; keep that position for a few
seconds (A). Drop yourself down towards the wall, and continue
with this movement (B). You may do as many push ups as you
can according to your fitness levels. Remember to listen to your
body, and take a break if you feel tired or uncomfortable.
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2012/2013 ABSA PREMIERSHIP SOCCER LEAGUE
AND NEDBANK CUP WINNERS
Club Kaizer Chiefs Football Club
Nicknames The Phefeni Glamour Boys; Amakhosi
Formed 7 January 1970
Club Headquarters Kaizer Chiefs Village, Naturena, Johannesburg South
Home ground FNB Stadium (Soccer City), Soweto, Johannesburg. Capacity of 94,736 seats
Home colours Black and gold
Away colours White and gold
Chairman Kaizer Motaung
Coach Stuart Baxter
Famous former Chiefs players Neil ”Makoko” Tovey, Lucas “Rhoo” Radebe, Patrick ”Ace” Ntsoelengoe
and Doctor “16V “Khumalo
Honours
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League Champions: 2012-2013
Nedbank Cup: 2012/2013 season
Telkom Knockout: 2011
Telkom Knockout: 2010
2008/09 MTN8 Champions
2007/08 Telkom Knockout Champions
2006/07 SAA Supa8 Champions
2005/06 ABSA Cup Champions
2004/05 Premiership Champions, Coca-Cola Cup Champions
2003/04 Premiership Champions, Coca-Cola Cup Champions
African Cup Winners Cup (Mandela Cup) winners: 2001
NPSL Champions: 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984
NSL Champions: 1989, 1991, 1992
BP Top 8 winners: 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987,
1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2001
Mainstay Cup winners: 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987
• Bob Save Super Bowl winners: 1992, 2000
• Coca-Cola Cup winners: 2001
• JPS knockout winners: 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989
•Ohlsonns Challenge Cup winners: 1987, 1989,
1990, 1991
• Rothmans Cup winners: 1997, 1998
• Life Cup winners: 1971, 1972
• Datsun Challenge winners: 1983
• Benson and Hedges Cup winners: 1975, 1977
• Coca-Cola Challenge Champions: 1996
Sources: www.kickoff.com;www.wikipedia.com;www.
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