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Mathale told to stop issuing tenders lesetja malope >>malopelj@gmail.com The African National Congress’ Provincial Task Team (PTT) has allegedly placed a moratorium on all tenders in Provincial Government, effectively stripping Premier Cassel Mathale of his remaining powers as head of government in the province. The decision was apparently taken during a meeting held on Tuesday at Frans Mohlala House and the matter was further communicated to Mathale. The PTT also allegedly planned to meet with the party’s leaders in Blouberg Municipality after relations between the ANC and its alliance partners reached boiling point recently with The South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union calling

for Mayor, Cllr Serite Sekgoloane to step down over alleged corrupt activities he is suspected to be involved in. At the time of going to print PTT Chairperson, Dr Falaza Mdaka and Spokesperson, Mr Sello Lediga were not available for comment. Meanwhile the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the province has called on the National and Provincial Treasury departments to intervene in the matter by halting the party from controlling how tenders are awarded in government. DA Provincial Legislature Caucus Leader, Ms Desiree van der Walt in a media statement issued yesterday (Wednesday) said the party was concerned over reports that government would now be run from the headquarters of the ruling party. “The DA is concerned that government functions will now be done at the ANC Limpopo headquarters and not through

lesetja malope >>malopelj@gmail.com The hunt for Mr Julius Malema’s alleged hidden assets continues with the South African Revenue Services (Sars) reportedly dissatisfied with the money recovered for declared assets. Malema, who is also facing a number of criminal charges in a separate matter, owes Sars R16 million in taxes and the assets thus far declared and sold off during an auction were not sufficient to settle the tax bill. Malema is said to have hidden and donated

assets worth a fortune to family and friends around the province in order for the taxman not to seize them for auction. Sars Spokesperson, Mr Adrian Lackay declined to comment on the matter. “The matter is before the court and in the process of litigation. It would be premature for Sars to make public comments on the matter at this stage,” he said. Mr Tumi Mokoena, Malema’s lawyer said the demand for hidden assets has been communicated via court papers but nothing has been said about the types and value of the assets.

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It was the end of the road for this minibus transporting ZCC worshippers from Johannesburg to Moria. The vehicle burst into flames on the R71 near Corobrick outside Polokwane because of a suspected leaking fuel pipe. Luckily for the occupants, nobody was injured during the incident.

Muni to plead with disgruntled businesses to pay rates lesetja malope >>malopelj@gmail.com Polokwane Municipality is set to meet with lawyers representing a group of businesspersons who recently decided to withhold payment for refuse

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convince the group to not cease paying for refuse removal. Greaver said the municipality understood the reasons for the action and the growing impatience of those affected, but it still needed money to deliver services.

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skip bins instead of at the landfill site, compounding the existing problem. So we have a management problem, an oversight problem and a sabotage problem,” he said. He said among the problems the municipality had experienced with the unit was excessive claims for overtime as a result of employees opting to commence work at night instead of working within normal daytime hours. “We have an official who claimed 240 hours in a month, way above the limit set by legislation. There is also abuse of the night shift system,” he said. He said other surprise visits to various units would be conducted in future.

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with the effectiveness of the police operations and also expressed his gratitude to the members of the communities for their support and co-operation. Police Spokesperson in Westenburg, Capt Mohlaka Mashiane as well as Polokwane Police Spokesperson, WO Lesiba Ramoshaba testified to a quiet and peaceful Easter weekend.

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Groblerstraat kry dalk dreunstroke

RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Die oprigting van dreunstroke voor die draai waar motoriste die stad by die ou begraafplaas in Groblerstraat inry word deur die Polokwane Munisipaliteit bespreek.

‘n Inwoner wat daagliks van sy plaas op die R101 die stad binnekom, sê om soggens te sien dat ‘n motoris gedurende die nag weer eens deur die begraafplaas se muur gebars het, is nie ‘n vreemde verskynsel nie. Die begraafplaasmuur is al etlike kere beskadig en vragmotors het selfs hul vragte al daar verloor. Die inwoner sê die draai is nie duidelik genoeg gemerk om motoriste, veral snags, te

waarsku nie. “Ek het al verskeie kere by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit en selfs die voormalige hoof van die Munisipale Verkeersdepartement oor die gevare van dié draai gekla. Dit sal goed wees as hulle dreunstroke kan oprig en selfs flikkerende rooi liggies (katoë) aanbring,” sê hy. Die munisipale woordvoerder, mnr Matshidiso Mothapo, sê die oprigting van dreunstroke word bespreek. Hy sê dat die oprigting

Muni accused of ignoring plea for help LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com A number of traffic wardens trained and appointed by Polokwane Municipality to work on the city’s on-street parking system have accused the municipality of downplaying their plea for interference in their labour disputes with the appointed service provider, Servest. According to some of the complainants, who requested not to be named, the group has on a number of occasions requested a meeting with Executive Mayor, Cllr Freddy Greaver but with no success. The group claims to have been under the impression that they would become employees of the municipality when the system was started a year ago. “We were trained by the munici-

pality with public resources but we are not their employees. That means they donated us to this private company,” one angry warden said. Servest Parking is also accused of ill-treating wardens, unilaterally changing their employment contracts by demanding more work and imposing salary cuts not linked to allegedly unrealistic income targets set for them. Mr Matshidiso Mothapo, the Municipal Spokesperson, said the municipality has no contractual relationship with the wardens and its role was only to train and appoint them. “They could not operate as traffic wardens without the appointment by the Traffic Chief. The parking traffic wardens and traffic marshals remain the employees of Servest, hence, when they presented the municipality with their challenges our intervention was limited. Should it

happen that they quit or the Servest contract comes to an end the municipality will retain the appointment certificate and the wardens will remain with documentation to prove that they have attended training as parking wardens. There has not been any request for an appointment with the Executive Mayor’s office, however in as much as we encourage that they engage their employer regarding their issues, the door of the Executive Mayor’s office is always open,” he said. Greaver announced last month that the municipality had requested the Public Protector to investigate the tender awarded to the company after complaints by a number of parking marshals. At the time of going to print, the company had not responded to a request for comment on the issues.

van die Nelson Mandela verkeersirkel reeds die getal ongelukke om dié draai verminder het. “Ons het vasgestel dat die meeste botsings om dié draai deur motoriste wat bane verwissel sonder om te observeer en hoë spoed veroorsaak word,” sê Mothapo. Hy sê daar is padtekens wat die draai duidelik aandui, maar beveel aan dat motoriste by die spoedbeperking van 60 km/h in stedelike gebiede hou en alle padreëls gehoorsaam.

Muni passes draft IDP & Budget LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com Polokwane Municipality adopted its draft multiyear budget and Integrated Development Plan (IDP) during a Council meeting on Thursday. Council approved the draft document which would be submitted to the district municipality, Provincial and National Treasury departments before the finalised document is approved in two months time. In the meantime the munici-

pality has already scheduled IDP consultation meetings for the various clusters before the final documents are adopted. The draft document includes the new proposed revenue tariff increases for electricity which is 8% while there will be a 5,5% increase for water services, sanitation, waste removal and assessment rates.The municipality would have capital budget from conditional grants amounting to R287 million, R306 million and R347 million over the next three financial years respectively.

Mamabolo, Lebogo case dropped LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com The case of malicious damage to property instituted against Mr Boy Mamabolo by the African National Congress Youth League’s (Ancyl) Provincial Secretary, Mr Jacob Lebogo was dropped at the Seshego Magistrate’s Court recently.

Seshego Police Spokesperson, WO Mothemane Malefo said the matter was dropped by Lebogo. The case was instituted after Mamabolo allegedly pelted Lebogo’s car with stones last year. Mamabolo also recently dropped an assault case he had brought against Mr Ndavhe Ramakuela after an alleged altercation.

Muni gets go ahead to appoint new finance boss LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com Polokwane Municipality has been given the go ahead to negotiate an employment offer with Ms Fikile Mudau in order to appoint her as the institution’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The Municipal Council authorised the decision to offer Mudau, a former CFO of Bela-Bela Municipality, the position during Thursday’s Council meeting after she emerged as the most successful candidate from a shortlist of three applicants. According to a report on the matter, the

position was never advertised but instead a company was appointed to head hunt suitable candidates. The position was the subject of near controversy when Ms Dikeledi Thindisa was considered for the job. Thindisa, CFO of the Department of Roads and Transport (DRT), was allegedly implicated in a scathing report

by the Public Protector on the DRT’s Project Management Unit. It was reliably learnt that a last minute recommendation by the Public Protector against her appointment and political pressure within the ruling party’s caucus prompted the municipality not to appoint her.

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nr Gennarino Zanna (55), beter bekend as “Vern” is verlede Donderdag na ‘n beroerteaanval oorlede. Die Zannas was jare lange bure van Polokwane Observer in Joubertstraat. Zanna is in 1958 in Polokwane gebore en het sy laerskoolloopbaan by Pietersburg English Medium Primary School (Pemps) begin en aan Capricorn High School gematrikuleer. Daarna het hy sy militêre opleiding by die lugmag, Waterkloofbasis voltooi. Zanna het sy loopbaan as motorwerktuigkundige by Bakers Garage in Schoemanstraat begin en daarna vir Silicon Smelters gewerk. Van 1983 tot 1995 het hy in Johannesburg vir Murray & Roberts en Vaal Transport as werkwinkelbestuurder gewerk. Sy liefde vir Limpopo het hom teruggeroep na die provinsie waar hy as werkwinkelbe­ stuurder by Vital Fleet tot en met sy dood werksaam was. Zanna het in 1976 die liefde van sy lewe ontmoet en is in 1980 met Colleen getroud. Die egpaar het vyf kinders, Fiona (28), Lionel (32), Mandy (27), Cindy (26) en Jacques (38) met oorgawe grootgemaak. Die kinders het aan Polokwane Observer, vertel dat hul pa hulle eerder sou bederf as om iets vir homself te koop. Hy het hulle met liefde oorlaai en was nie net hul pa nie maar ook hul beste vriend. Naas sy familie was hengel sy groot voorliefde. Colleen vertel hoe hy naweke na daardie spesiale plekkie langs die Ebenezer­ dam, waarvan min mense geweet het, is om die grote uit te trek. Volgens sy familie was hy ‘n baie hard­ werkende, maar skaam en teruggetrokke man. “Hy het kwaai voorgekom maar was baie saggeaard en het daarvan gehou om poetse te bak, veral om dooie slange in sy gereedskap­ kis te sit en vir iemand te vra om iets vir hom

daaruit te haal.” Hy het goeie gesondheid tot en met die dag van sy dood geniet. ‘n Broerskind het hom na Limpopo Mediclinic gehaas nadat hy die aanval by ‘n onderdelehandelaar gekry en dadelik in ‘n diep koma verval het. Hy laat ook sy twee broers, Tony en Gerardo agter. Zanna se kollegas by Vital Distribution Sol­ lutions sê dat hulle in die laaste 20 jaar wat hulle saamgewerk het net goed van hom kan praat. Die bestuurder, me Carene Clark sê dat Zanna se dood ‘n geweldige leemte laat. Die maatskappy kon enige tyd van die dag, nag of Kersfees op sy knoppie druk vir hulp. Hulle mis hom reeds. Zanna word môre (Vrydag) om 13:30 vanuit Miami Lodge in Marshallstraat ter ruste gelê.

Muni billing crisis affects property sector LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com Polokwane Municipality’s ongoing billing prob­ lems have spilled over to the local property business and estate agents and property man­ agers are being affected by the matter. A frustrated local agent, who preferred not to be named, said she had to take time off from her work and spent hours at the munici­ pality offices querying rates statements of her tenants. “The municipality doesn’t take meter read­ ings at all because the readings on the state­ ment are too inconsistent. It’s always either too high or too low,” she said. She said the problem with the municipality charging too high to cover up for charging too low is that higher readings are accompanied by massive surcharges, a point previously raised by a number of residents. Asked if the municipality still experienced such problems after it was said to be in the process of being dealt with last year, Municipal

Spokesperson, Mr Simon Mokoatedi said such matters are addressed as soon as they are received. “Our Enquiry and Customer Care desk deals with client queries on daily basis, and if cus­ tomers believe there’s inconsistency with their accounts, the problem is addressed as soon as it is reported. If the municipality is not able to get a read­ ing, or if the reading is on exception report say, low or high, the account can be estimated pending the verification. Often you find that the account is over or underestimated, the account is then cor­ rected as the correct reading is obtained,” he said. Mokoatedi further said the gross incon­ sistency of each account can be separately determined. The gross inconsistency of each account can be separately analysed. So if we get one account of this number of residents we might be able to give a fair opinion or reasons why,” he added.

Samwu to file complaint over Police conduct LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) has vowed to write to the Provincial Police Commissioner and the MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison after its members were allegedly chased out of a public meeting at Blouberg Municipality on Thursday. Samwu Provincial Secretary, Mr Simon Mathe said the union’s members were se­ lectively evicted from a council meeting on

Thursday while members of rival union were left to attend the meeting. “I was also manhandled by one of the Mayor’s staff,” Mathe said about the council meeting which was allegedly marred by chaos when a number of people where supposedly almost arrested. Senwabarwana Police Spokesperson, WO Hamilton Sekuba said Police were called in after suspected attempts by Samwu members to disrupt the meeting but no one was arrested on the day.

Three departments get new heads LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com

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Mnr Vern Zanna wat Donderdag oorlede is en sy vrou, Colleen.

The Office of the Premier has appointed three new heads of departments namely for Safety, Security and Liaison, Roads and Transport and Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism. Former acting Head of Roads and Trans­ port, Ms Hanli du Plessis and of Department of Safety, Security and Liaison, Ms Ntshabeng Tsebe were appointed while Mr Stan de Klerk

was appointed to head Ledet. According to Provincial Government Spokes­ person, Mr Tebatso Mabitsela the trio was scheduled to commence work on Tuesday. Du Plessis replaced Mr Ntau Letebele who resigned earlier this year and Tsebe who has been the acting HOD for almost a year fills the position previously held by Ms Makhadzi Mutemula-Mpande while De Klerk replaces a position last held by Ms Maylene Broderick who is now Senior Manager in the Office of the Premier.

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impopo Gambling Board (LGB) and the Police’s Cyber Crime Unit raided an illegal online gambling establishment and subsequently arrested 20 people in Phalaborwa recently. Mr Philly Masogo, LGB’s Senior Manager for Law Enforcement told Polokwane Observer that 20 people, including two female staff members of the institution, were arrested while nearly R10 000 in cash and a drop safe containing an undisclosed amount of money was confiscated during the raid. According to Masogo 18 of the persons arrested were gamblers who allegedly fronted as a legitimate internet café in a local mall. “We confiscated 20 computers that were

also without hard drives because these online gambling establishments do not use hard drives but use a server which is never kept on their premises,” he said. Masogo confirmed that there is currently no online gambling licence issued in South Africa but added that this form of gambling is growing at an alarming rate in the country which is reason for concern. He also said a single online gambling establishment can collect between R15 000 to R20 000 per day and the winnings, much higher than those of licensed operators, are never guaranteed to be paid out. “The real owners of these illegal businesses are faceless and unknown because they are never at the shops. It is a form of organised crime,” he said. Other recent raids on such establishments include two sites in Lephalale and one each in Thabazimbi, Modimolle, Bela-Bela and Tzaneen.

CRIME shorts Robbers target pedestrians

Westenburg Police warned the community of robbers targeting especially pedestrians who make their way to work early mornings. According to Police Spokesperson, Capt Mohlaka Mashiane several cases were reported during the past few days of robbers ambushing pedestrians on their way to work and robbing them of their personal belongings. All reported cases are currently under investigation in order to apprehend the suspect. Keeping in mind that winter is approaching and daylight is on the decrease, Mashiane said: “We appeal to the community to walk in groups and avoid deserted areas.” He encourages pedestrians to report all such incidents at the Police.

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Force (SANDF) members was not shot down. Reports of the helicopter being shot down were denied by the Department of Defence Spokesperson, Brig Gen Xolani Mabanga. The five soldiers who died in the crash on Saturday during an aerial anti-rhino poaching patrol were Capt Jacobus Andries van Rensburg, Capt MP Chabalala, Ser Paulus Shongela Ndishishi, Ser GP Ruiters and Corp Bheki Petros Cele. The preliminary cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Two caught after selling rhino horn to undercover cop

Two foreign nationals got the surprise of their lives when they were arrested last week after their client to which they allegedly wanted to sell a rhino horn to was an undercover cop. Provincial Police Spokesperson, Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said the two suspects, aged 35 and 31, are farm workers at Lephalale who allegedly stole the rhino horn from their employer’s display cabinet two weeks ago whilst he was on a holiday trip overseas. “In an attempt to make a quick buck, they went looking for a buyer. Unfortunately their covert buyer requested to see the merchandise and once satisfied they agreed on a R2 million payment,” he said. The suspects were lured to a cop shop in Alldays but their excitement overshadowed the reality that they were on the premises of a Police station. “Further investigations led the Police to the employer who confirmed that the rhino horn was in fact registered under his name. The farmer got the horn from one of his rhinos who died in 2011. The rhino horn is being kept by the Police as evidence,” Mulaudzi said. The two suspects appeared in the Lephalala Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of theft and possession of a rhino horn. They will appear again later this month.

Saps member in court for shooting girlfriend A 42-year-old Police sergeant, attached to the Protections and Security Service in Limpopo is due to appear in court later this week after he allegedly shot and injured his wife on Tuesday following an argument. According to Provincial Police Spokesperson, Col Ronel Otto the incident took place at approximately 03:30 at the couple’s house at Ga-Makanya, Mankweng. The 32-year-old woman was shot in the left arm and left thigh. She was transported to hospital where she currently receives treatment. The sergeant was arrested and his official firearm confiscated. He faces a charge of attempted murder. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate was informed and they will take over the investigation. The Provincial Police Commissioner, Lt Gen Simon Mpembe condemned the actions of the member in the strongest terms and said that members committing crime will be treated the same as ruthless and heartless criminals. “They will be arrested and prosecuted in court,” he stated.

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Successes on roads not just by luck >> 15 people die on province’s roads over Easter >> Most accidents caused by speeding RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

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impopo experienced a dramatic decrease in road fatalities over the Easter weekend. This, according to the Department of Roads and Transport (DRT), is due to a well-coordinated traffic management strategy, selfless sacrifice and hardworking traffic officers and road safety officials. Fifteen people, including one pedestrian, lost their lives on the province’s roads this past weekend. DRT Spokesperson, Mr Joshua Kwapa said in a statement that 25 lives were lost in 2011 with 23 lived in 2012. He announce that only one pedestrian was killed compared to 13 last year. “While we regret the loss of lives, we are however encouraged by the general reduction of the number of accidents recorded as well as fatalities. The reduction is an indication of the department’s resolve of ensuring safer roads,” he said. He further indicated that the officials were reinforced by the department’s counterparts from the Road Traffic Management Cooperation to endure high visibility on all major roads. Despite the reduction of road fatalities the department also experienced

a reduction in traffic congestion as a result of an agreement between the department and bus companies to delay their travel schedule from Gauteng to Moria. According to Kwapa, buses starting travelling from midnight on Thursday so that by the time the buses commenced their journey most light vehicles and minibuses had already made their way into the province. Kwapa mentioned that most fatal accidents happened in the villages with speeding being the main cause. “At Tengwe village the driver of a sedan lost control and the vehicle overturned killing a him. The cause of the accident in this case was speed. In another accident a 36-year-old driver was killed while three other people were seriously injured following a head on collision which happened at R567 Gilead road. At Makonde village a 56-year-old man was hit and killed by a sedan while attempting to cross a road. He died on the scene,” the statement read. A passenger and a driver were killed when their vehicle overturned at The Oaks in Mopani district. Three people lost their lives in an accident at D4910 at Mashilabela Village in the Fetakgomo Municipal district. At the R37 a passenger was killed when the car in which he was travelling overturned at the Atok junction. Two people sustained minor injuries in this accident. In Phalaborwa a passenger was killed when the driver of a bakkie lost control and ended up in a ditch. An eight year old child was killed in an accident at Mabotja Village in Dilokong while two passengers sustained minor

injuries and three were seriously injured. Two more accidents which claimed lives happened on the N1 near the Baobab Toll Plaza and at Lereijane Village one passenger was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in overturned after a tyre burst. A total of 22 403 vehicles were stopped and tested while 4 046 notices were issued. Twenty-five vehicles were discontinued and 18 impounded. Seventeen drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and five for speeding. One driver was also arrested for allegedly bribing an officer with R1 000. DRT MEC, Mr Pitsi Moloto according to the statement said: “I would like to commend the traffic officers for upholding the law by resisting attempts to be bribed and thereby compromising their professional conduct. I would like to call on all our traffic officers that we should at all times enforce the law without fear or favour and resist attempts to be bought.” Kwapa said the department was encouraged by the overall behaviour of road users during the Easter weekend. The annual pilgrimage to the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) headquarters at Moria outside Polokwane during the Easter weekend is among the largest gathering of people in the country. Members of the ZCC community throughout South Africa make every endeavour to attend the annual Easter worship ceremony at Moria. Polokwane Observer took to the air on Easter Sunday to take a series of photos which portray the sheer scale of the masses that gather at Moria each year.

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Democratic Alliance wants Housing Agency probed The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the province has requested the Public Protector to investigate the Housing Development Agency (HDA) over alleged overrating of valuation prices when purchasing land in Modjadjiskloof on behalf of Greater Letaba Municipality. DA Provincial Leader, Mr Jacques Smalle said in a media statement released on Tuesday that the agency, which is a parastatal responsible for buying land on behalf of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta), should be investigated for allegedly overpaying for the land by over R40 million. “The farm Mooiplaas is adjacent to Ga-Kgapane and now forms part of the town planning scheme on which 300 erven has been subdivided for town planning.

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The portions are estimated to worth R12 million by the local municipality’s evaluator and appears on the valuation role as such. Subsequently, the HDA’s service providers made their own evaluations worth between R72 to 82 million and the previous owner was paid R14 million during 2012. The agency has already allocated R52 million excluding VAT to purchase the farm for human settlement development in this new financial year. Since the exchange of hands between the seller and government, no improvements were made on the farm. It is unacceptable for the agency to overpay for land of more than R40 million,” the statement read. Smalle also met with Coghsta MEC, Mr Clifford Motsepe to request him to intervene on the matter. HDA Spokesperson, Ms Kate Shand said the agency took note of the DA’s statement.

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The buses and colourful tents utilised by the millions of ZCC pilgrims that met at the church’s headquarters at Moria outside Polokwane over the Easter weekend.

Some of the buses and other modes of transport used by ZCC pilgrims over Easter form a colourful pattern on the ground.

Thousands of vehicles on their way to the ZCC church headquarters.

Buses and cars for as far as the eye can see. The large number of buses and cars that visited the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) headquarters at Moria during the Easter weekend.

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Traffic was chaotic on Friday morning when thousands of vehicles made their way to Zion Christian Church (ZCC) at Moria.

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An accident scene on the road to ZCC headquarters at Moria on Friday morning.

DA wants Hawks to probe Molemole Muni lesetja malope >>malopelj@gmail.com The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Molemole has requested the Hawks to investigate Molemole Municipality over R13 million that was allegedly paid out for work that was never done. Cllr Calvin Matjie said in a recent media statement that a four km road project worth R13 million was paid for but only two km was built. The DA has uncovered fraud relating to the Madikana/Matipana road project worth R13 million. A new road intended to

be four km long was meant to be built, but only two km was constructed despite the contractor receiving the full R13 million. After the road was supposedly completed last week, the DA went to measure the road. We discovered that the road is not four km but two km long. Our concern is how on earth a 2 km road can be worth R13 million?” the statement read. Efforts to get comment from the Molemole Municipality on the matter proved fruitless as at the time of going to print no comment was received.

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What’s UP DIARY OF EVENTS

>> ‘n Ondersteuningsgroep vir familie en vriende van dwelmverslaafdes vind elke tweede Dinsdagaand plaas om die verwoestende spore wat dié probleem laat, in groepbesprekings te hanteer. Skakel Christa by 083 302 4313. 6 April >> Mnr Johan Willemse, voorsitter van die Geloftefeeskomitee nooi almal om om 18:00 by die Doornkraal feesterrein byeen te kom om die gelofte wat Jan van Riebeeck in 1654

WRITE TO US>> PO Box 11140, Bendor, 0699 FAX: 015 291 3654 E-MAIL mariette.observer@gmail.com afgelê het, te eer. Skakel hom by 072 197 3134 of 015 297 5922 vir meer besonderhede. 9 April >> ‘n ADHD Ondersteuningsgroepvergadering word om 18:30 by Betzstraat 91 gehou met Salmon Schoeman as gasspreker. Ouers, versorgers en onderwysers wat deur ADHD geraak word, is welkom om die sessie by te woon. Skakel Karine Hiestermann by 073 174 9636 vir meer besonderhede. 27 to 29 June >> The Mafefe branch of Disabled People of South Africa (MCDO) within the provincial association (DPSA) hosts the Rural Disability People Empower-

ment summit at Mafefe sports ground. The focus is on discrimination against persons with disabilities and how to fully integrate such persons to ensure full and equal participation. Anyone who is willing to assist this non-profit organisation with donations of food for the delegates can contact Jimmy Thobejane on 082 953 7678 or 074 621 3243. 5 Oktober >> Die 1963-matrieks van die Hoërskool Stilfontein hou reünie in Stilfontein. Belangstellendes kan me Aletta Willemse (née Potgieter) by 072 695 0009 of 015 296 1320 skakel vir meer besonderhede.

Uit die Woord>>

God ontmoet ons waar ons ons bevind Dr Gerhard Bothma Dit het waarskynlik ook al met jou gebeur. Jy stap iewers heen, kom daar aan en kan dan glad nie onthou wat jy daar wou doen nie. Soms onthou jy gou wat dit was. Jy sien iets raak wat jou geheue in rat laat spring. Of jy ruik iets en jou brein herroep die aanvanklike doel van jou missie na die plek waar jy jouself bevind. Daar word al hoe meer daaroor gepraat en geskryf dat ook Christene binne die verbruikerswêreld en -kultuur nie altyd kan onthou waarom hulle hulleself bevind waar hulle is en wat hulle daar wou doen nie. Sodra Christene vrae soos “Waarom is ek hier?” vra, ontsluit dit ‘n magdom moontlikhede. Vir baie gelowiges is dit net die vraag wat nodig was om hulle ‘n vastrapplek te laat vind, in beweging te bring of koers te laat kry. Die uitsprake wat Jesus aan die kruis gemaak het bied baie stof tot nadenke vir wanneer ons self op

hierdie en ander identiteits-, visie- en wesensvrae nadink. Veral drie daarvan is in ons tyd baie aktueel. “Vader, vergeef hulle, want hulle weet nie wat hulle doen nie” (Luk 23:34), is nie noodwendig die eerste gedagte wat by ons sal opkom as óns iets onbillik aangedoen word nie. Om ander te vergewe is só bevrydend, dat dit ‘n goeie wegspring vir enige mens binne enige verhouding is. Wanneer jy iemand vergewe, is dit nie die persoon wat vergewe word wat vrygemaak word nie, maar jyself. In Jesus se woorde aan Maria en Johannes, “Daar is u seun … daar is jou moeder” (Joh 19:26-27), sien ons dat om saam te wees en saam te doen wesenseie aan Christenwees is. Ons leef binne verhoudings. Ons het mekaar nodig. Jesus het terdeë besef dat God ons as ‘t ware aan mekaar gee. Dis seker daarom dat sy uitroep, “My God, my God, waarom het U my verlaat?” (Mark 15:34; Matt 27:46), die enigste sogenaamde kruiswoord

is wat deur meer as net een evangelis aangehaal word. Omdat mense baie doen om nie verwerp of verlaat te word nie, sal ons ‘n baie groot leemte binne die eietydse Christelike geloofsgemeenskap vervul indien ons onsself as daar-vir-ander en ander as oor-ons-pad-gebring kan sien, aanvaar en hanteer. Om te besef “Dit is volbring” (Joh 19:30) is belangrik. Sommige Christene hardloop rond en doen asof alles van húlle afhang. Niemand sal dit só onder woorde bring nie, maar tree op asof God nie regtig sónder hulle sou kon vermag wat Hy graag sou wou nie. Wat sal gebeur indien jy volgende keer op ‘n plek waar jy nie kan onthou wat jy daar moes doen nie besluit om iets wat op die plek gedoen kán word, te doen? God ontmoet ons tog waar ons onsself ook al bevind. Mag jy – soos Jesus – al hoe meer berusting in God vind en kan sê: “Vader, in u hande gee ek my gees oor” (Luk 23:46).

So het dit gebeur>>

Skuld en vereffening

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Was jy al ooit in skuld vasgevang? Dis gewoonlik nie een groot ding nie. Dis daardie klein jakkalsies wat die wingerd verniel. Die skoolgeld, telefoon- en selfoonrekening, daardie klererekening wat agterstallig is, die elektrisiteitsrekening, immer stygende munisipale heffing, apteekrekening, versekering wat verlede maand agterweë gebly het omdat jy die vorige maand Januarie se agtergeblewe skuld moes inhaal en natuurlik die kredietkaart wat jy afbetaal net om weer op te gebruik ens, ens.Voor jy jou oë uitvee is dit weer winterskooldrag, skoene, ‘n langnaweek en vakansiedinge wat betaal moet word. Skuld spin jou toe soos ‘n botterspinnekop se web. Jy dink nog jy kan beweeg, maar jy wikkel jouself net al hoe stywer vas. Sonde is net soos skuld. Eintlik is dit mos maar skuld. ‘n Mens begin baie selde met ‘n halsmisdaad. Ons almal pleeg ons klein sondetjies: ‘n wit

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leuentjie, ‘n gedagte wat ons liewer nie voor almal sou wou uithaal en wys nie, dis daardie klein dingetjies wat almal doen en niemand meer skeef na kyk nie. Maar anders as met skuld, kry ons nie een maal ‘n maand die balansstaat nie. Ons gewete is ‘n poging daartoe, maar met jare se oefening word die eentonige gekerm van ‘n gewete al hoe stiller. Party mense hoor dit nie eens meer nie. Vir ander is dit ‘n vinnige gevoel van ongemak wat die nekhare laat rys of ‘n verdwaalde vlinder in die maag laat draai. Maar stres is so algemeen dat min mense hulle meer aan gewetes steur. Dit word alles versag deur medikasie en skemerkelkies. Gewetes reageer skynbaar goed op susmiddels. Dan is dit tyd vir Paasfees. As die kinders klaar die eiers gesoek en ons die langnaweek lekker gekuier het, bekruip ‘n eienaardige, soms ongewone gevoel ons. ‘n Gevoel wat sê ek het iets gemis, iets voel onvoltooid, leeg. Dalk is dit die eggo van ons gewetes wat in ons ore weerklink.

Is ek ‘n bietjie swartgallig? Onthou net, nie een van ons is sonder sonde nie en daar is nie iets soos ‘n klein sonde nie. Sonde, anders as skuld, werk ook nie soos ‘n balansstaat nie. Die slegte word nie deur die goeie uitgekanselleer nie. Dis goed om hierdie tyd van die jaar aan jou sonde te dink. Dit herinner ons daaraan dat die skuld vir ons betaal is. Klaar afgehandel, oor en uitgevee. Daarom moet ons dankbaar wees en ophou tob oor dit wat reeds betaal is. Wanneer jou krediet-kaartrekening op nul staan, voel jy mos verlig en tevrede. Dis belangrik dat ons ons sonde in die oë kyk, dankbaar moet wees dat die rekening vereffen is en dat ons onsself en ander om ons vergewe sodat ons met ‘n skoon blaadjie kan aangaan. Sonder skuld en met dankbaarheid gevul. Probeer dit gerus. Die wete dat ons skuld uit genade skoon gevee is vervul Paasfees en elke ander dag met vrede, vreugde en dankbaarheid.

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Ms Refilwe Tlhabanyane, Marketing Manager Meropa Casino & Entertainment World. FAVOURITE book>> I have two, The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield. In a world that is fast paced and highly competitive, it takes a special skill to remain focused and this book helps me hone that skill. Life without Limits by Nick Vujicic, Nick is an inspiration to break boundaries even when it seems impossible to do so FAVOURITE cuisine>> I have a palate for seafood though I won’t eat my fish raw. FAVOURITE artist>> Norah Jones, Her music is soulful, deep and poetic. FAVOURITE destination>> My mother’s house. It is where I get my batteries recharged. Going home for me is like an eagle taking its time out on a mountain. FAVOURITE music>> R&B and hip hop. I grew up in the 90s and back then these two genres were the definition of social culture. FAVOURITE artwork>> Sam Nzima’s picture of Hector Peterson, Mbuyisa Makhubo and Antoinette Sithole during the June 16, 1976 Soweto uprising. I think it captures the reality, intensity and cruelty of a time in our past. I often wonder the state of emotion behind that lens and how Nzima must have felt being in the midst of such inhumane acts of oppression.

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Lim’s Emergency Medical Services only half operational Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

Presently the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Limpopo is only functioning at less than half of the capacity needed for the province’s total population of 5.4 million. During his tour of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) last Thursday it became evident to the MEC of Health and Social Development, Dr Norman Mabasa that drastic measures need to be taken in order for Limpopo’s EMS to function at its full capacity. The Operations Manager at EMS, Mr David Dennison took Mabasa on a guided tour of their premises in Antimoon Street, Polokwane to show him the operational capabilities of the present facilities and equipment available to EMS in Limpopo. This was shortly before the start of the busy Easter holiday period when Mabasa visited the EMS headquarters in Polokwane to check on the readiness of this vital service. During his visit, Dennison explained that there are major shortages of ambulances and emergency medical personnel. But most importantly, the communications equipment presently being used at the EMS call centre and in ambulances is outdated and needs to be replaced. A move to modern digital radios and tracking systems for the large fleet of ambulances at EMS must be made as a matter of urgency, according to Dennison. He also pointed out that Limpopo last received new ambulances in 2010 and that EMS needs 500 more ambulances and 32 rescue vehicles in order to deliver

fully functional emergency services in all five districts of Limpopo. After witnessing at first hand EMS’s state of readiness for the Easter period, Mabasa expressed his satisfaction with the preparedness of the service, despite the many shortcomings. EMS identified 35 hotspots in the province over Easter that was manned for twenty-four hours a day throughout the long weekend. A helicopter was also on stand-by at the Kranskop Toll Plaza. Mabasa added that he would address some of the critical shortages presently experienced by EMS. He emphasised the importance of a fully functional emergency service that is capable of delivering a professional medical rescue service to all the people in Limpopo.

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MEC for Health and Social Development, Dr Norman Mabasa inspects an ambulance at the Emergency Medical Services’ (EMS) premises at Antimoon Street during a visit to determine the state of readiness of EMS during the busy Easter long weekend.

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Commuters unhappy with taxi hike >> Were never consulted >> Have been running at a loss HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

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axi users from Seshego and surrounding areas find the recent taxi price hike unreasonable and are dissatisfied with taxi services in general. The recently announced increase will see commuters paying R2 more, raising the price from R8 to R10 for a trip from Seshego to Polokwane. To most cash strapped commuters who have no alternative means of transport the

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Mr Joseph Letsoalo, Public Relations Officer of Seshego Polokwane Taxi Association.

increase comes as an added financial burden. One such an affected person, Ms Francina Mojalefa said: “It is burden indeed because we don’t have the budget for it. The other thing is we were never consulted as clients before they could take the decision, we feel hard done.” Mr Hlakodisho Mohlaletsi who lives in Seshego Zone 8 said he did not have any problem with the taxi fare but appealed to the association to improve the conditions at the Polokwane taxi rank. “Personally I don’t have any problem with the price hike but the responsible authority needs to make sure that commuters are taken care off at the taxi rank. Sometimes we wait for more than 30 minutes for a taxi to arrive and it is not on. The wait and the long queues especially at month end is terrible. I think the association should have sorted out those factors before considering the new price,” Mohlaletsi said. Mr Joseph Letsoalo, Public Relations Officer of the Seshego Polokwane Taxi Association in his response said the price increase was mainly prompted by the escalating fuel price. “We have been transporting our commuters for R8 from 2011, almost three years. We have been too kind given the petrol price and we feel we have been running at a loss,” Letsoalo said. “We have been told that some of the commuters are saying we have not consulted them. Yes we didn’t consult the commuters, we informed the councillors to pass the message to the community. Obviously we cannot please everybody and there will those who will appreciate it and those who won’t,” Letsoalo said. About the long queues at the taxi rank Letsoalo said the situation was beyond their control because the taxi rank belongs to the Polokwane Municipality. “It has been an ongoing problem. The taxi rank is too small for our commuters. We took it further with the municipality and we are still waiting for their response,” Letsoalo said.

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The ANC through a tainted crystal ball Mr Molebatsi Masedi, a member of the ANC’s Mokwape Edwin Malatji branch in the Mark Shope Sub Region in Mopani writes the following: Mangaung was supposed to be the end of the ANC as the opposition and its coterie of journalists and commentators prophesied. As the passage of time has it – none of these prophecies of doom and gloom came to pass. Instead the ANC emerged stronger and more united from this conference. A demonstration of this unity and cohesion was manifest in the all-round expression of support to the newly-elected ANC national executive committee – even the recalcitrant Limpopo ANC PEC fell into step with the rest of the country. The statement dated 7 January 2013 from the disbanded Limpopo ANC provincial executive committee read in part, “A decision to uphold support for the new National Executive Committee was taken by the Limpopo provincial leadership of the ANC at its first Provincial Working Committee meeting for 2013 held on Monday, January 7.” “Mathale (the provincial chairperson) called on all members of the ANC, not only limiting his plea to Limpopo members of the movement, emphasizing that all ANC members must direct their efforts and base their conduct on all decisions taken at the December 2012 conference.” The unity and cohesion of the ANC has since Mangaung been a common denominator in the conduct and public pronouncements of members and leaders of the organisation. We have since seen a poignant display of organisational unity and cohesion with the dissolution of the ANC Limpopo provincial executive committee and the appointment of the provincial task team – the erstwhile PEC committed

itself to the renewal of the organisation in the province. The decision to disband the ANC Limpopo PEC was taken by the party’s national executive committee – the highest organ of the ANC between national conferences. It is a decision that is binding on all members of the ANC in the province – without exception. Among the decisions from the ANC 53rd national conference in Mangaung was to draw the line against ill-discipline. Those who found themselves on the wrong side of organisational discipline have borne the consequences of their conduct – evidence abounds in the public domain on the ANC NEC decisiveness against ill-discipline, and may I add that there will be more and more demonstrations of this decisiveness in the future. It is against the picture painted above that I am at pains to find substance to your “predictions of bloody warfare…mother of all wars… much worse than what is going on in neighbouring Mpumalanga and North West…there is bound to be blood on the floor” as projected in your March 28, 2013 issue under the headline, “Predictions of bloody warfare.” Premature writing of obituaries of the ANC and its leaders is a construct of lazy journalism and pedestrian analysis and commentary that has become a regular fare to the unwary consumers of the South African media products. Your obituary of ANC Limpopo fits the mould of this lazy journalism and pedestrian commentary and analysis. As it has happened in the fullness of time – the ANC has survived and outlived these prophecies of doom and gloom. Contrary to prophecies of doom and gloom, the ANC will emerge from its current crisis stronger and united – and most importantly, armed with a cadre ship which is “conscious, competent, committed, disciplined and conscientious.”

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Polokwane attorney on labelling of food products RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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n the wake of shockwaves rippling through consumer ranks following the recent international horse meat scandal where horse meat was found in consumer foods in the Swiss and United Kingdom markets and closer to home undeclared donkey, goat and water buffalo meat in South African products, meat eaters can rest assured that the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) provides regulatory protection to consumers against unsafe and dangerous products. According to Mr Benno de Klerk from Davel, de Klerk, Kgatla Attorneys the scandal opened was a wake-up call for many consumers to pay more attention to the content of food products by reading the labels. “Additionally, consumers have become more concerned about what remedies are available to them should they purchase products that contain unsafe content or content which has not been fully disclosed. Fortunately, our law provides remedies which a consumer can exercise should he find his burger tastes more of horse than beef,” De Klerk said. In general the consumption of horse meat is not illegal, provided the slaughter, import and export of such horsemeat is in compliance

with the Meat Safety Act, 2000. “This however does not imply that having horsemeat in your beef burger is acceptable and if such a burger does contain horsemeat, this must be disclosed to the consumer to ensure that you are aware of the content of the food product you are about to purchase,” De Klerk said. Policy regulating the labelling of foodstuffs requires such goods to properly display content, ingredients, nutritional information, additives, use by dates etc. The purpose of such labelling is, among others, to inform the consumer of the exact content of the product and allow the purchaser the ability to make an informed decision regarding the product. Should the label be incorrect, false or misleading the guilty manufacturer can receive a fine or even be imprisoned. “The CPA contains provisions regarding the proper labelling and description of products and additionally provides for strict liability across the supply chain, allowing a consumer who suffered damages due to a defect or danger in a product or in the provision of an unsafe product, to sue any person or entity in the supply chain without having to prove negligence on the part of the person or entity,” De Klerk noted. He further said that it implies that if a consumer purchases a food product that is

Nino’s – serving the best MARIËTTE SNYDER >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Driven by the passion of serving mouthwatering food and expertly brewed coffee yet maintaining a homely and professional feel, Nino’s in Mall of the North is taking to the hearts of many of its loyal and newly customers. The smell of fresh, creamy coffee brewed from the coffee beans grown in African soil, invites you into one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The food, prepared and presented with love, offers you a variety that will surprise your taste buds. Healthier options are available if you are watching your diet. Their menu is out of this world and their service is the best. They offer scrumptious gourmet open sandwiches, baguettes served on a bed of fresh crisp lettuce and tomato, mouth-watering tramezzinis, wraps, tasty burgers, pizzas and their pastas will have you begging for more. Complementary to their new cocktail bar are the finger foods, wines from their in-house wine selection and super affordable beers and ciders. Round up your day with the Nino’s dinner menu that includes grills, poultry, sea food and steaks. These dishes are served with fries, mash or pap and can be enjoyed with extra grilled vegetables or salad. Make your way to Nino’s, shop 28 on

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the upper level of Mall of the North and enjoy the best service from their friendly waiters and management. Nino’s also caters for functions and holds theme cocktail parties monthly. For more information visit them on their Facebook page, send an email at ninospolokwane@gmail.com or contact them on 015 265 1065. Nino’s is one of the proud sponsors of the Mall of the North Matric Farewell Competition that offer matric couples the opportunity to stand out in a crowd. Other sponsors involved are main sponsors Mall of the North, famous fashion designer Mr Nico Willoughby-Smith and Polokwane Observer as sole media sponsor, Nadia Klopper Photography, a local dental practice, Peugeot, Jama Ballroom Dance Studio, Body Life Health and Fitness Club, Art of Hair, Sorbet, Solo, Michelangelo Jewellers and Vision Works. Willoughby-Smith will custom design and create a matric farewell gown and shirt for the winners that will be announced on 31 May at Nino’s Mall of the North. The closing date for the competition is Friday, 24 May. The prizes include all trials and fittings leading to the farewell. The prizes cannot be exchanged for cash and cannot be used by anyone other than the winning couple. For more information contact Willoughby-Smith on 083 678 2826.

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defective, unsafe or dangerous, he can sue the manufacturer, retailer or supplier and need only prove that the food product was dangerous or defective and that he suffered damages as a consequence thereof. “This does not mean that horsemeat is automatically unsafe or dangerous, but rather places an obligation on the manufacturer to properly disclose and protects the consumer by applying strict liability in the event that the horsemeat is proven to have made the product unsafe or dangerous,” he stressed. The CPA further provides for the lodging of complaints against suppliers and provides substantial remedies to the various bodies authorised to investigate complaints lodged by consumers. The CPA also caters for hefty fines and even imprisonment against offending suppliers. De Klerk concluded by saying a consumer needs never feel short changed if his hamburger is not what it seems. “As a consumer you have a right to know what you are consuming and consumers should enforce this right through paying greater attention to product labels and understanding the content of their nutrition as well as taking the offending manufacturer or supplier to task to correct the situation and even pay for damages which may have arisen from the use of the product.”

Department of Labour snubs taxi association HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Members of the Seshego Polokwane Taxi Association feel affronted by the Department of Labour (DoL) overlooking them when invitations were issued to a briefing session regarding the minimum wage increment in the taxi industry held in Polokwane recently. In mid-February the department embarked on public briefings with taxi industry role players about the minimum wage increment. The current minimum wage in the sector will expire on 30 June 2013 and the engagements are aimed at soliciting input from employers and employees about the new minimum wage dispensation for the sector, to determine mechanisms to be utilised for the annual increase and to also look at any other conditions to the operations within the sector. The current minimum wage puts a taxi driver at R2 449,90 per month, an administrative worker at R2 449,90, a rank marshal at R1 959,40 and anyone not specified earns R1 713,70 per month. Deputy Chairperson of the Association, Mr Gab Chuene said they were never invited to the public hearings. “We only hear those things from the media. They don’t consult us on anything. They want our input but they don’t consult us,” Chuene said. In response DoL Spokesperson Johannes Mokou said they invited all taxi operators in and around Polokwane to their briefing sessions on Tuesday. “Of course not all of them will come to our meetings. I am surprised to hear that some of the taxi operators claim that they were not invited. However, we will continue discussing the new minimum wage with them, because it involves them.”

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he Makhado based Limpopo Astronomy and Soutpansberg Astronomy Club paid a visit to Mall of the North on Friday to educate interested residents about basic astronomy by handing out educational material and making available a telescope through which some of the heavenly bodies could be looked at.

The outreach is part of a project sponsored by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) through its Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) and a number of other venues in the province, including the Kruger National Park will also be visited. Mr Kos Coronaios said the programme is set to get people interested in science and astronomy and to make especially learners realise that you don’t have to be a “nerd” to become an astronomer or scientist. Coronaios assisted visitors with views of the sun through the

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Johannesburg-based musician, Nomfusi paid a brief visit to Limpopo before the Easter weekend to spread the word about her second CD “Take me Home” that was launched by the Universal Music Group at the end of last year. Nomfusi said she was inspired by all the support she receives locally to produce an Afro-pop album in compilation with other local artists for all her fans right here in South Africa. Her first CD “Kwazibani”- Who Knows, launched in 2009 was a fusion of Motown and Sophiatown and catapulted her to immediate stardom. Kwazibani gave Nomfusi the opportunity to travel to Europe to explore the music scene there. Since the very successful launch of Kwazibani, Nomfusi has done ten international tours in Europe and Canada where she has created a large fan base, especially in Europe. She also performed at the world-renowned World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) festival in England in 2011. One of the highlights of her career to date is performing her own show to a large

audience in Munich during 2011. She was recently asked to play a small part in the soon to be launched movie on the life of Nelson Mandela, “The Long Walk to Freedom”, produced by Anant Singh. She portrays the role of a much younger looking Miriam Makeba in the movie. Although Nomfusi only plays a small role in the movie, she says it was a huge honour to be approached to play the role of Miriam Makeba during the early part of Tata Madiba’s life. Now Nomfusi wants to tour South Africa to acquaint the general South African public Take me Home. The album has also been nominated for a South African Musical Award (SAMA), something Nomfusi wants to win at least once in her lifetime. She also received a nomination as the Fun and Fearless Woman for Cosmopolitan magazine for 2013. She is extremely grateful for all the recognition she has received right here in South Africa since the launch of Take me Home in 2012. “Kwazibani gave me exposure internationally as it was categorised as underworld music and more appealing to the overseas market and music festivals. Now with Take me Home I

telescope. Explaining what could be observed he said: “Shortly after sunset Jupiter was visible in the twilight sky and the telescope was pointed at the giant gas planet. Using different eyepiece magnifications the mall’s patrons were treated to beautiful views of the planet with the Giant Red Spot (GRS) visible as well as three of the four Galilean moons. With patrons hurrying to the various restaurants and cinemas the pace once again picked up and I decided to project views of the planet onto the screen, which was followed by the Great Nebula in the constellation Orion, designated M42.” “The four stars making up the famous trapezium in M42 were shown, as was the nebulosity surrounding them. Explaining the difference between emission and reflection nebula, the public were also offered a wide field views of this nebula at the eyepiece. Some of the stars and constellations that were visible were pointed out and clips of how the Moon was formed and Curiosity’s landing on Mars, amongst others were shown,” Coronaios said.

April 4, 2013 Cancer polokwane patients OBSERVER treated to surprise children’s party BEN SNYMAN >> bensnyman.observer@gmail. com Pietersburg 100 Rotary Club, in the spirit of Easter, recently surprised the young cancer patients at the Oncology Department of the Polokwane Provincial Hospital with a lovely party. The club’s outreach programme

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entails that this will become an annual event to treat the little cancer sufferers to a takeaway meal and presents. The club is also currently running its Shoe Project through which shoes are supplied to needy learners, supporting a drop-in centre in Seshego and helping a struggling school to build a laboratory and kitchen.

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Drs Oloko Wedi (Head of the Oncology Department Polokwane Provincial Hospital), Marius Liebenberg (Rotary Past President) and Mr Efion Akpan (Rotary Past President) hand out presents to young patients in the Oncology ward of the hospital.

DA calls for action against Mayor have a CD that has taken the South African market by storm,” Nomfusi says with pride. Two Polokwane Observer readers can each win a copy of Take me Home. Email the word Nomfusi to warrenb.observer@gmail.com. The first two readers to email can collect their CDs at the Polokwane Observer offices at 5 Joubert Street, Polokwane.

LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the province has called on MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta), Mr Clifford Motsepe to take action against Cllr City Modjadji, Mayor of Greater Letaba Municipality (GLM) over more than R8 million that was spent irregularly by the municipality in the last financial year. DA Provincial Leader, Mr Jacques Smalle said in a recent media statement that action should be taken against Modjadji for failing to account for the money. The Auditor General indicates in the latest financial statements of the municipality that R8,2 million was spent contrary to

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public finance law. “According to the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), issues raised by the Auditor General must be addressed and the Mayor must ensure compliance by the municipality with this subsection. During the Council meeting held last Friday, the Mayor failed to account for this R8,2 million and now seems intent on sweeping it under the carpet. The Mayor’s behaviour is uncalled for and unacceptable as he is abusing his powers as the Mayor,” the statement read. GLM Spokesperson, Ms Lovers Maenetje said the issues highlighted by the AG concerning the irregular expenditure were dealt with already including an appointment of a manager to develop a turnaround strategy to hold service providers accountable.

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Speakers during the conference were Messrs Lot Mlati (Food and Agriculture Representative Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), Tshilidzi Mathobo (Agribusiness Manager Department of Agriculture), Prof Richard Mkandawire (African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership’s Vice President) and James Mutonyi (Agricultural Market Development Trust Managing Director).

Smallholder farmers to benefit from development project BEN SNYMAN >> bensnyman.observer@gmail. com Smallholder farmers in Limpopo stand to benefit from an agri-business and agro-dealer development project currently being readied for implementation by the African Fertiliser and Agribusiness (AFAP) under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) framework. This was announced during an AFAP congress held in Polokwane recently during which the needs of smallholder farmers were addressed. Limpopo has been identified as an entry point in defining AFAP’s interventions in the country. According to them household

incomes in the province have registered low over the years even though the province is considered the breadbasket of the country. Smallholder farmers still face difficulties accessing the minimum quantities and qualities of fertilisers and other input they need due to various reasons including distance to suppliers, knowledge and awareness. The objective of the project is to support commercialisation of smallholder agriculture in Limpopo through the development of private sector orientated agro-dealers and enabling a policy environment for sustainable production. Both private sector role players and farmers’ cooperatives can be re-engineered to offer an agro-dealer type service.

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ie Barnard-huis is nie ‘n stil plek nie. Die ritmiese klank van tromme vul die vertrekke waar ‘n vrolike afmosfeer heers. Op die oog af lyk klein Danilo Barnard (5) soos ‘n normale seun, maar die klein woelwater is in Januarie 2012 met hoogsfunksionerende outisme gediagnoseer. Hy is egter baie intelligent en kon op driejarige ouderdom reeds lees. Hy speel met ‘n Ipad en skryf dit wat hy op TV sien en hoor op ‘n skootrekenaar sonder ‘n enkele spelfout. Sy ma, Nerina vertel dat hulle onraad vermoed het toe hy op drie nog nie behoorlik kon praat nie. “Hy kon ook nie ‘n gesprek voer nie en het alles herhaal wat ons gesê of gevra het. Hy het ook ‘n konsentrasieprobleem maar omdat hy ‘n goeie geheue het onthou hy vorige situasies waarin hy hom bevind het en tree daarvolgens op. Hy kan egter nie nuwe situasies analiseer nie, is A-sosiaal en speel nie graag met kinders sy ouderdom nie. Met ‘n vorige verjaarsdagpartytjie het hy homself onttrek en in sy kamer gaan tromme speel. Omdat hy dinge op sy manier doen, kom hy ongehoorsaam voor en is die meeste van die tyd in sy eie gedagtewêreld. “Ons het hom sedert sy geboorte intens gestimuleer en pluk vandag die vrugte daarvan. Hy is ook gelukkig om ‘n baie goeie onderwyser

te kommunikeer, oogkontak te maak, in die kleuterskool te hê wat seker met ander te speel en hul gevoelens maak hy kry individuele aandag.” te interpreteer asook fisieke aanra‘n Arbeids- en spraakterapeut help ook met terapie en hul onlangse king, herhaalde liggaamsbewegings en bywoning van die Special Needs oorsensitiwiteit vir lig en klank. StrukAdapted Program (Snap)-werkwinkel tuur en roetine laat hul veilig voel. wat deur me Naleta Visser aangebied Sy voeg by dat simptome met is, het Danilo se toestand in konteks elke individu verskil en dat ouers wat geplaas. outisme vermoed hul kinders moet “Dit was een van die beste belaat toets. sluite wat ons geneem het. Visser het alle aspekte van outisme bespreek en ons is bemagtig om hom reg te hanteer om ‘n sosiaal aanvaarbare kind te wees,” vertel sy. Die Snap-program bestaan uit ‘n evaluasiesessie, ‘n bespreking met die ouers en opleidingsessie waartydens klem gelê word op aktiwiteite wat gefokus is op taal- en spelontwikkeling. Die arbeidsterapeut, me Elsabe Krone sê hy het goeie vaardighede, is intelligent en het ‘n ongelooflike geheue. “Hy neem alles soos ‘n spons op en is gewillig om te leer. Ek sien geen rede dat hy met genoegsame terapie nie normaal kan funksioneer nie,” vertel sy. • Die volgende kenmerke kan volgens Krone op outistme dui: FOTO: VOORSIEN ‘n Agterstand in ontwik- Klein Danilo Barnard wat met hoogsfunksionekeling. Die onvermoë om rende outisme gediagnoseer is.

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Agency: Seeff Polokwane What advice do you have for first time buyers? >> Be sure to have a deposit and cost available To what do you ascribe your success as property agent? >> Professionalism and good work ethics How is the market likely to change over the next five years? >> A lot of development is happening all over Polokwane. Affordable housing is going to boom

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ransformation, a desirable goal with political, financial and social benefits for the whole of South African society, is particularly difficult to achieve in the estate agency sector.  According to Mr Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group and who has had 42 years in the property industry, 30 of which he ran his own business mentioned it in a recent presentation to senior officials in the estate agency sector. Today the business has nearly 200 franchises countrywide. Rawson pointed out that 40% of job applicants in his group are previously disadvantaged, but research shows that only 20%,

eng today, only five or six are really significant enterprises which have the ability to sustain an ongoing transformation programme that includes training that is free of charge for previously disadvantaged agents and preparation for earning a living on commission only. Quite often only such agencies, he added, have the ability to install agents in areas where they will be comfortable and successful. “Even these major agencies would regard the cost of transformation as too high because experience has shown that once agents are fully trained, they too often move on to more financially attractive prospects,” Rawson was quoted.

on average, can afford to sustain themselves without payment for the nine to twelve month period that has to be worked through before a rookie agent starts earning commissions. Nevertheless, Rawson said today 18% of the group’s franchises are black owned and the 22,5% attrition rate in the black agencies is lower than that of the white owned agencies. Therefore, the big question is which groups, if any, are suited to transformation? According to Rawson it has become clear that transformation is particularly difficult for small estate agencies. He quoted the researcher, Mr James Otter, who said that of the 16 major estate agencies operating in Gaut-

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15A Schoeman Street, Polokwane, 0700, P.O. Box 1961, Polokwane, 0699 Tel: 015 295 3134 Fax: 015 295 3161 E-mail: polokwane@aidasa.co.za Website: www.aida.co.za

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CENTRAL TOWN • R1 600 000 SH MA SO O N LE W DA H TE O U SE

NEAT AS A PIN, WORTH EVERY CENT! Renovated family home with an extra income. 2 Flatlets each with own kitchen. Modern kitchen with granite tops, wooden windows and doors. Highest quality finishes. Walk to school. Strong borehole. You will not find better value than this! Call to view.

BENDOR • R580 000

RARE FIND! IDEAL FOR YOUNG COUPLES AND INVESTORS - (GOOD RENTAL INCOME) The property lies in the heart of Bendor close to most social amenities.Backyard is enclosed for your private relaxation and play space for toddlers. It’s worth every cent. Call for viewing arrangements!

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MANKWENG • R755 000

A STUNNING FAMILY HOME Ideal property for indivduals from all walks of life. Close to all amenities such as university, hospitals , schools, clinics and shops. Secured by walls, burglar bars at the doors and windows and lockable gate. Make this yours.

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PALMIETFONTEIN • R1 000 000

YOUR PICK OF THE WEEK! A 8.5 Ha plot rich with trees and grass. A second 2 bedroom house for family and friends who wants to visit you. Well fenced, equipped borehole and 2 Jo-Jo water tanks . A small cement dam to cool off in the summer. Phone your friendly by nature agent.

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LEBOWAKGOMO • R418 000

UNBELIEVABLE OPPORTUNITY, UNBEATABLE PRCE. Affordable family home. The right size for a small family. The house is within walking distance for children to school. Lovely modern kitchen, tiles and clean. Please call and make an offer.

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CAPRICORN • R1 610 000

SELLERS ARE WAITING FOR OFFERS For the big family and granny too who needs space, peace, tranquility and character. This well kept property also offers large cottage privately nestled in back corner with own entrance, and walled. Close to all schools, Shopping centres and easy access to main roads. Located in quiet neighberhood with a stand of 1625m². Big lapa and sparkling pool for family entertainment. Borehole and irrgation system to keep gardens green.

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SERALA VIEW • R907 000

THE MOST YOUR MONEY CAN BUY Ideal for all indivduals from all walks of life. Close to all amenities and malls. There are wooden windows and palisades around the yard. Make this yours!!! Don’t miss this one.

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WHAT A HOUSE!! Large family home with pool. Spacious big stand fully fenced. An entertainers delight with good flow to the undercover veranda and pool. Added is a second home. Double garage, borehole and plenty of space for kids to play. Well maintained and has a lovely garden. Close to all amenities. We can’t emphasize enough this property has to be viewed.

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RAINBOW PARK • R815 000

A STUNNING NEAT AND CLEAN HOME. Lovely home suitable for a big family. The home is also close to schools, a medical centre and a shopping centre. Well build home with wooden windows.

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3 Bedrooms @ R7000pm 3 Bedrooms @ R6000pm 3 Bedrooms @ R6685pm 3 Bedrooms @ R6685pm 3 Bedrooms @ R8920pm 2 Bedrooms @ R2900pm 2 Bedrooms @ R3500pm 4 Bedrooms @ R9470pm 2 Bedrooms @ R3000pm

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LEBOWAKGOMO • R600 000

MODERATE PRICE AND VERY BEAUTIFUL Thrifty and managerial house very neat. School and magistrate’s courts. Well built. See and decide.

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TOWNHOUSES: TO LET 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms

@ R5500pm @ R6970pm @ R5500pm @ R5500pm @ R6130pm @ R5500pm @ R4500pm

ROOMS AVAILABLE IN LEBOWAKGOMO @ R600 per room per month!

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FLORA PARK • R1 640 000

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UPPER TOWN • R1 520 000

WELL LOCATED! Close to lots of amenities. This spacious family home is just looking for the perfect family. It has a pool for those warm sunny days and a lapa to entertain. Must see. Call today.

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PIETERSBURG X64 • R546 000

A MOST TEMPTING BUY All people who need nice and presentable, clean house. Also near by medical facilities, schools and a shopping centre. Secure house with burglar bars. A home waiting for you!!!

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WATERBERRY BENDOR • R1 510 000

NEW RELEASE-ENJOY A STUNNING LIFESTYLE AT WATERBERRY SECURITY ESTATE. Mr buyer if you need security this is the one. Very neat family home with open plan diningroom. Lounge, family room, study, and a well planned kitchen with laundry and scullery. Outside deck to relax with a view over the beautiful garden. Don’t wait, please phone now to view...

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He added that the difficulties facing a previously disadvantaged person seeking to break into this industry have been defined by Otter under four interlinked headings:  social, financial, educational and psychological. “Socially, it is widely recognised that a successful agent will usually be the one who fits into the community where he works, for example, he might be a member of the school committee and a regular attendee at school sports meetings. Therefore if he comes from a different income, race or religion and/or speaks a different language, it will be more difficult for him to be accepted,” Rawson said. In black areas it can be difficult for an agent of any colour to achieve success because such areas can, by first world standards, be dysfunctional in their property operations. Transactions tend to be in cash without legal registration, deceased estates are often not wound up and no proof of ownership is given. Even though the agent here might be ‘appropriate’, he could find himself struggling. Financially Rawson said estate agency work can have the big disadvantage of generating no cash flow for the first nine to twelve months. The agent has to be able to fund himself and be able to afford the tools of the profession: a car, cellphone, laptop and internet access. The Rawson Property Group’s research indicates that only one in five previously disadvantaged applicants can afford these. He added that until a different remuneration system evolves in estate work, transformation will be difficult because such a large number of their previously disadvantaged applicants do not have the funds to survive this initial period. Educationally it can be acknowledged that the beneficial new NQF4, NQF5 and other qualifications insisted on by the Estate Agency Affairs Board have raised the standard of professionalism among estate agents - but at the same time they have raised yet another barrier for applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. Psychologically many people come to the estate agency world with the wrong perceptions. It is seen by some as an easy road to riches, whereas in fact it is anything but this. Rawson concluded that a successful estate agent is always an individualist and very seldom a team player. This can be a major disadvantage to those who come from civil service or big corporations and who are fundamentally and psychologically team members.

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EVERYTHING WE TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD

2x WAREHOUSE/ STORAGE TO LET 2x 1000m² for R15.00/m² Tweefontein Smallholdings 3km from SAB Long-term Johann Swart 082 829 5084

Leda champions enterprise development HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za The Limpopo Economic Development Agency (Leda) is set to bring a new brand of economic leadership in the province and create avenues for interaction with the broad business communities. This according to the entity’s Interim Spokesperson, Mr Nthikeng Mohlele during a Business Conference held last week. Modelled on unlocking access for Business Opportunities for Small Businesses for emerging and existing entrepreneurs, the Business Conference was a direct response by Leda to respond to the socio-economic challenges faced by emerging and existing enterprises in the province and South Africa at large with regard to access to markets. “The Conference happened at the time when Limpopo Province through its Limpopo Employment, Growth and Development Plan (LEGDP) is finding expression throughout the various clusters of government aimed at improving the living conditions of the people of the province,” Mohlele said. He also indicated that the other objective of the event was to promote local produce in the province. “With the province endowed with natural resource and high levels of unemployment. It is important to promote products and services of emerging and existing enterprises that do business in the province, but also exposed entrepreneurs to services that Leda provides to ensure that their products reach markets outside the province through incentives schemes designed at various institutions of government,” Mohlele concluded.

Farmers should go back to tilling land to produce more food HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Small scale farmers in the Limpopo should go back to tilling the land and practice subsistence farming and producing more food in order to contribute to the Growth Development Plan and food security in the province. This was the message of Agriculture MEC, Mr Jacob Marule who also said that government must assist such farmers with infrastructure, manure, seed and irrigation systems should the need exist. Marule was speaking at the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Provincial Consultation Workshop which was attended by members of African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and CAADP last Wednesday. “We must provide our farmers with the necessary equipment so that they are able to farm without any challenges. By so doing they will be able to provide food for the people and defeat poverty.” “Our province is predominantly rural and rich in agriculture and with its natural resource endowments, we can contribute immensely to the Growth Development Plan. We have a lot of investment opportunity to make it possible to invest in the province,” Marule said adding that citrus, mango, macadamia, forestry and tea farming are among those prospects.

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Mr Jacob Marule, MEC for Agriculture at the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Provincial Consultation Workshop at Bolivia Lodge last Wednesday.

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apricorn District Municipality (CDM) has been nominated for an international award in the city and administrative sphere by the Europe Business Assembly. The award for “Best City and Best Manager” is in recognition of the CDM’s reputation for effective management, constant growth and tourist attractiveness. According to the European Business Assembly, the CDM region was marked for its dynamic development, high invest-

ment, tourist potential and attractive image during the investment, tourism and recreation opportunities survey of world travel destinations which was held in 2012/2013 by Europe business assembly analytic centres. CDM Executive Mayor, Cllr Lawrence Mapoulo said the municipality must be doing something right to be nominated for the award. He added that the CDM is committed to delivering quality services to their communities and marketing Limpopo as a top international tourist destination. The award function and pres-

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Capricorn District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr Lawrence Mapoulo addresses the media after the announcement that the entity has been nominated for an international award by the Europe Business Assembly.

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HOUSE OF THE WEEK STUNNING TOWNHOUSE R1 006 000

Spectacular finishes and perfect “lock-up-andgo”, with an open-plan living concept. The 3 bedrooms are spacious with ample cupboards and upmarket bathrooms. Well designed kitchen with enough cupboards and a separate scullery and laundry area. Other features include laminated flooring , storeroom and own garden. Stay secure with electrical fencing. Be the first to contact Reynier Stroebel on 082 456 4445 to view this Property.

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The ‘Women’s Journey’ exhibition upstairs in the Polokwane Art Museum.

Polokwane Art Museum waits on famous artist’s exhibition (downstairs) and ‘Women’s Journey’ (upstairs) in the museum. The museum looks to expose local artists and talents to the public and An important up-coming event to look forward encourages aspiring artists to join them in their to at the Polokwane Art Museum is the exhibidaily routines of learning and exploring differtion of works by Jackson Hlungwani. ent aspects of artwork in general. The museum Hlungwani, who passed away in 2010, was strives on art education and the exposure of a renowned artist whose work has yet to be local artists which reflects on our country and displayed in Polokwane. His work has been its struggles. The museum networks with difdisplayed around the world. The Polokwane Art ferent art museums in the country and showMuseum is currently working on this exhibition case different artwork for a wider variety of which is meant to be a big one when it finally people. Curator, Mr Amos Letsoalo encourages arrives in September. the public to visit the museum and take classes The Polokwane Art Museum is currently if interested in art. There are open drawing running two exhibits which feature local artists and art lessons for the public to attend on Tuesdays. The museum also hosts artists of the various paintings to speak about their art and give the public a different perspective on artwork which happens on Thursdays. The art in this museum is based on self-expression and is expressed through each and every art piece. “The future is looking promising for the art museum with massive events that are upcoming which the public should keep an eye open Mr Amos Letsoalo with one of the artworks which is part of the for,” Letsoalo said. Women’s Journey exhibition. KIMARA SINGH >>observer@mwebbiz.co.za

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1) BUY OF THE WEEK!!!! DALMADA PLOT: R1,200 000.00 Neat 2 bedroom house plus bachelor flat and laundry outside which can be converted into a 1 bedroom flat. Beautiful bushveld. Nice ambiance. 1 ha. 2) OLD FLORA PARK: R1,400 000.00 Bedrooms: 3 Living areas: 3 Garages: 2 Study, pool, lapa, borehole, Electric fencing. 3) LADANNA: R1,000 000.00 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Living areas: 2 Carport: 3 vehicles Pool. Electric fencing, PLUS bachelor flat. 4) UPPERTOWN: R900 000.00 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1½ Garage: 1 Lounge, dining room

FARMS / PLOTS FOR SALE

KONTAK STEPHEN - 082 558 3525 HUISE 1) 2 213m² SENTRAAL DORP: Res 3 sonering R3,500 000.00 (Ohb) 2) Huis: STERPARK: 4 Slaapkamer, 3 Bad-, Sit-/eet, kombuis, Ontspanningsarea met ingeboude braai, swembad, buitekamers -. PLUS 2 slaap- woonstel R2,000 000.00 (onderhandelbaar) 3) Huis: SILVERKRUIN: 3 Slaapkamer, 2 Bad-, Studeer-, oopplan Kombuis, sit/braai area, Jacuzzi, WOONSTEL, afdak 2 Voertuie + toesluit motorhuis R1,275 000.00 4) Meenthuis: BENDOR: 3 Slaapkamers, 2 Badkamers, sekuriteitsarea. R800 000.00 PLOTTE 1) LEEUKUIL: Kaal plot 10ha. R500 000.00 2) PLOT: 20 ha Groot huis 4 x woonstelle. R2,600 000 3) LEEUKUIL: 8,5 ha, 3 slaapkamers. R1,200 000 PLASE 1) POLOKWANE: ±55 ha – 10ha besproeibaar R2,000 000.00 (Ohb) 5 boorgate (3 geregistreer), huis, ±500m² stoor (toegebou), Koelkamer ±240m², Sementdam, Werkershuise. 2) POLOKWANE: ±180ha - R2,000 000.00 (Ohb) 2 nietoegeruste boorgate, Potensiaal vir ±6ha besproeiing. 3) LEGKRAAL: ± 380 ha Beesplaas. Baie potensiaal met netjiese huis. Maak ‘n aanbod. 4) WATERPOORT: ±2100 ha R10,200 000.00 (nie onderhandelbaar) Wildsplaas Geen grondeise Buffelen-renostervrystelling. BESIGHEDE 1) Besigheid: Eienaar verhuis. Bestaan al 5 jaar. Bestendige omset met goeie wins. 2) Gevestigde haarsalon in sentrum

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1) 1,050 ha Wildplaas in MUSINA omgewing, pragtige natuurskoon met 4 slaapkamer en 3 badkamer huis, mooi onthaalarea, swembad ens. Baie goed- en mooi ontwikkelde plaas, Baie wild. Prys: R10,500 000.00 2) 622 ha wildsplaas goed ontwikkeld ± 35 km vanaf POLOKWANE met ruim 4 slaapkamer huis, 2 nuwe chalets, swembad, braai area, motorhuis vir 4 motors. Tweede ou woonhuis, slagkamer, koelkamer ens. Baie wild Prys: R9,500 000.00 3) 2 ha PLOT: TWEEFONTEIN: Moderne oopplan 3 slaapkamer huis, mooi kombuis, 2 badkamers, stoep met braai PLUS werkswinkel. Sterk boorgat, Elektries omhein Prys: R1,600 000.00 4) 507 ha Besproeiingsplaas in POLOKWANE / DENDRON omgewing, 18,5 ha onder spilpunt besproeiing, 2 wooneenhede, stoor, werkswinkel en pakstoor. Goed ontwikkelde plaas Prys: R6,300 000.00 5) 490 ha Beesplaas naby POLOKWANE met groot netjiese woonhuis, 2de woonhuis en 4 woonstelle, store, groot damme, uitstekende ligging. Prys: R6,000 000.00

1) Bendor: Townhouse - R5,000.00 1 April 2013. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Garage. 2) Marula Heights: House - R7,400.00 1 April 2013. Modern, new, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 3) Ivy Park: House - R6,000.00 1 April 2013. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Double garage. 4) Dalmada: Flat - R3,600.00 1 April 2013. 1 Bedroom, double garage. 5) Mid-Town: Executive home - R16,500.00 1 May 2013. 4 En suite bedrooms, 3 garages, pool, 2 offices. 6) Uppertown: House - R9,000.00 1 May 2013. 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage.

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1) Laboria: 2,400m² (3 x 400m² / 6 x 200m² ) 2) Prime industrial warehouse, 1200m² plus 200m² office on Dendron Road 3) For Sale: 10 ha plot with potential for industrial Development on Tzaneen road. 4) Nirvana: ± 150 m² - R6,500.00 5) Verskeie onontwikkelde industriële erwe Office Space: 1) CBD Building 1200m² to be revamped to suit tenant’s requirement 2) 430m² CBD with parking - Prime 3) Offices CBD 90 m² @ R10,000.00 4) Offices CBD 50 m² @ R6,000.00

CONTACT - TERESA 082 773 9274 / 015 297 0186 FOR SALE MODERN TOWNHOUSE - R923 000.00 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, swimming pool and under roof parking. NO TRANSFER COSTS. MODERN TOWNHOUSE - R1 033 000.00 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, swimming pool and under roof parking. NO TRANSFER COSTS. BROADLANDS DOUBLE-STOREY HOUSE - R4.8M

This house is located in the heart of the sought after Broadlands Estate. Upstairs the house offers 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom and study. Downstairs you will find 2 bedrooms with a full bathroom en suite as well as 2 open-plan living areas, kitchen with separate scullery, dining room, a closed bar and double volume that creates space. Swimming pool and covered patio with built-in braai, borehole and lovely big garden. 3 garages and under roof parking for a caravan. Separate fully contained 2 bedroom flat with a full bathroom and open plan kitchen, dinning room, lounge and its own patio. Don’t miss this one. BODORP - HOUSE - R1.9M Large family home, very neat, comprising of 3 bedrooms and 1 main en suite, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen with separate scullery, double garage, and lapa, Wendy house, borehole and alarm system, well maintained garden with sprinklers and electric fencing for your safety. A MUST SEE. STERK PARK HOUSE + FLAT - R1.750M Luxurious home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen and entertainment area. Secured undercover parking. Swimming pool and separate entrance to flat. LADANNA - FLAT - R870 00.00 Lovely open-plan family flat comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen and single garage. Secured area.

TO LET COMMERCIAL NEW SHOPPING MALL: MANKWENG ANCHOR TENANT: SHOPRITE – OPENING SOON. 3x 120m² @ R100.00m² (excl Vat) 5x 200m² @ R67.50m² (excl Vat) 1x 555m² @ R80.00m² (excl Vat WAREHOUSES 525m² -R23 625 (excl Vat) 277m² -R12 465 (excl Vat) Available immediately RETAIL OUTLET CBD 677m² @ R80.00m² (excl Vat) 8 parking bays included. Available Immediately Prime Spot Landdros Mare Str- 1st Floor 250m² @ R45.00m² (excl Vat) Available immediately RETAIL SHOP (CBD) ±65m² @R120/m² (excl vat) Available Immediately OFFICES 3x ± 130m² @ R70.00m² (excl Vat) Available immediately OFFICES - BODORP 1X 63.18m² @R120.00m² (excl Vat) 2x 88.59m² @R120.00m² (excl Vat) Available immediately RESIDENTIAL NIRVANA - HOUSE - R6 000.00 pm 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan kitchen, lounge and dinning room, TV room and garage. Available Immediately BODORP - TOWNHOUSE - R5 570.00 pm 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan kitchen, lounge and dinning room. Secured area. NO PETS. Available 1st May 2013. Fully furnished self catering units available on monthly basis. Contact: Teresa 082 773 9274 Office: 015 297 0186

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Watershed Band Leader, Mr Craig Hinds.

Watershed leaves fans begging for more at Meropa LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com Multi award-winning South African Pop band, Watershed pulled off an impressive performance at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World on Saturday evening. The five-member group, on its second visit to the province, had the audience on its feet with breathtaking renditions of songs from their previous and latest album. The band’s leader, Mr Craig Hinds said the large following the band commands in Europe, especially in Germany, was largely due to the success of its hit single “Indigo Girl” released over a decade ago. “The song was play listed in most European countries including Australia but our biggest fan base is still here at home,” he said adding that music remained the group’s passion even after 15 years together. “It’s a passion, not a hobby because we don’t event do it for the success,” he stressed. Hinds said the group has grown to love touring and always looks forward to travelling after every album they release.

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The Limpopo Youth Orchestra’s Marimba group entertained guests. They are Marcus Morewa, Jeremia Masetla, Kholofelo Ramollo and Peter Modiba.

The Limpopo Youth Orchestra’s (LYO) recently launched their debut CD, Merethetho at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World during a well attended event. Ms Simoné Aronje-Adetoye, founder of the orchestra said the launch marked the end of an emotional journey that started three years ago. “To stand here today and stand tall with so much pride bursting at the seams with an orchestra that has defied the odds to succeed is perhaps the highest accolade in my own journey and of achievement and believing that indeed miracles do happen and with passion, and determination everything is possible,” she said. She thanked the members and their parents, often from the poorest of poor in the most rural landscape of South Africa for believing in their journey and renowned artist Pops

Mohammed for his collaboration. LYO was established in September 2004 by Aronje-Adetoye and has moved in leaps and bounds from a modest ensemble of children with only recorders to an almost fully fledged orchestra with more members and instruments. She added that the album seeks not only to invite Limpopo’s artists to honour them at home, but also to call them back to their roots by assisting in programs that are aimed at developing and growing the music sector in Limpopo, thereby leaving a legacy behind. Merethetho means Home to our Roots and is a musical legacy project that brings together a melting pot of Africa’s finest.

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Mr Gerhard Greyling, right, Manager Thornhill Spar with the centre’s Marketing Manager, Ms Marise Rademan and Centre Manager, Ms Koenie Muller admiring the birthday cake supplied by Spar.

Tiaan Bouwer, Marcel Bouwer, Sumi Lochner and Wian Lochner joined Mr Deon Bouwer, Mss Martelize Bouwer, Bianca Britz, Santie Lochner, Messrs Oupa Willem and Fanie Lochner on Saturday. All are friends and relatives attached to Online Meat Market.

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and Lifestyle. Among the highlights of the day was the cutting of a giant birthday cake supplied by Thornhill Spar and handed out to everyone present to enjoy. Festive music filled the air and interesting stalls and impressive instore specials attracted from serious shoppers to casual browsers, young and old. Thornhill Shopping Centre was officially opened on the 26 March 2009 by Cllr Maseriti Legora of the Polokwane Municipality. Since the opening, the 12,205 m² centre has become a landmark shopping destination for Polokwane consumers offering over 20 stores of convenience and a shopper friendly environment. The village-type

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SA’s top drill manufacturer based in Limpopo Audie Steel and Engineering (AES), found less than a decade ago in 2006, was quick to establish itself as an innovative and progressive role player in the local drilling industry and continues to grow from strength to strength. With no fewer than 11 home made products, including truck and trailer based drills, their most recent innovation, the Speedstar Automatic Drilling Rig (patent pending: P61432P00) is confirmation of their experience and originality as an industry leader. ASE General Manager, Mr Mac Engelbrecht said their truck based water drill rigs are built on an Isuzu chassis cab combinations due to the cooperation between Isuzu and themselves. ASE’s dedicated personnel and firm management structure contributed to their successful recent export of an Audie SAR300 water well drill rig to South Sudan where it will help relieve the water needs of over 200 000 North Sudanese refugees in that area. Rigs built by ASE are of a standard yet to be matched. This stems from the dedication of their Chief Executive Officer, Mr Neels Audie right down to the factory cleaners. In their efforts to conform to South African trading requirements they are in the process of obtaining their BEE accreditation The company’s bottom-end rig is the trailer mounted

Spider. This drill rig is towable by a standard 4x4 such as the Land Cruiser. Although it is built on a compact frame it is capable of drilling up to 150 m deep using the mud rotary method. It is Down the Hole (DTH) based using 89 mm x 2 m

rods. This unit is ideal for urban and rural drilling and is currently used in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The SAR210 is mounted on the Isuzu FVZ 1400. This rig has been approved by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), meaning that once built and assembled the rig is registered as new and is capable of passing

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roadworthy inspection as a new vehicle that can be driven on public roads. It drills a 100 mm to 430 mm hole with maximum depth of 2,4 m. It comes complete with a truck mount compressor ready for operation. ASE also offers the trailer mounted TT300, TT200 and the LC150. The TT300 is a bore hole drilling rig that includes an onboard hydraulic mud pump and winch. It also has an onboard Bean pump for foam applications. It is capable of drilling 100 mm to 300 mm production holes with a maximum depth of 300 mm and is utilised by mines, municipalities and even government to drill for drinking water. The TT300 also comes in a trailer mounted model that can be towed by an eight-ton truck. The flagship, the automatic Speedstar, mounted on the Isuzu FVZ900 is a one-man operated machine meaning that can be utilised by a single person to drill up to 136 m deep. The magazine can move from left to right and towards the back to line up the rods to the rod holder. The rod holder is mounted to a hydraulic motor that moves up and down the tower and is designed with the capability to swing the rotary head 180°. “The fact that this unit, which is currently under construction, will eliminate the need for large crews makes it sought after in its versatility,” Engelbrecht said.

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Eeufeeshuis-inwoners word met kolwyntjies en paaseiers bederf

Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com ‘n Wavrag kolwyntjies en paaseiers het Vrydag op die inwoners van die Vereniging vir Persone met Gestremdhede (VPG-Eeufeeshuis) gewag toe hulle vroegoggend by hul werkswinkel opgedaag het. Die saal is deur een van die huisouers verfraai en die inwoners het ‘n heerlike oggend oor ‘n koppie tee geniet en liedjies gesing. Regs: Eeufeeshuis-inwoners, mnre Stephen du Plooy en Kiewiet du Preez. Middel: Jeanette Hall hou van die kolwyntjies vas wat hulle ontvang het.

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Capricorn District Municipality outlines road ahead added. The Municipal Manager of CDM, Mr Ngoako Molokomme said that the draft proposal for the 2013/14 budget for CDM was Capricorn District Municipality approved at a meeting held earlier (CDM) released their District Viin the morning. The draft budget sion 2030 Strategy, draft Inteshows that CDM will be spending grated Development Plan (IDP) over R1 billion in the upcoming and budget for the 2013/2014 financial year. financial year at a media briefing “The budget is expected to last Wednesday. give assurance to the poor and According to Executive Mayor, hope to the people of Capricorn,” Cllr Lawrence Mapoulo, the Dissaid Molokomme. “We believe this trict Vision 2030 will be the CDM’s budget will be strongly redisroadmap that will show the way tributive of our resources and for the next 17 years. “Situaddresses the service delivery ational analysis has already been mandate that we carry in line done and the diagnostic report with the key performance areas is available which highlights the of local government. key challenges of the These are institutional municipality, which is transformation and mainly in infrastrucorganisational developture development, ment, basic services education and poverty,” and infrastructure deMapoulo elaborated. livery, spatial analysis “The development and rationale, local of the strategy will economic development, be concluded in the good governance and new financial year and public participation, as give effect to flagwell as municipal finanship projects with the cial management and support of the National viability,” Molokomme and Provincial seats of Mr Ngoako said in conclusion. Government,” Mapoulo Molokomme. WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

Fetakgomo opposition wants MEC to overturn council decision LESETJA MALOPE >>malopelj@gmail.com Opposition parties in Fetakgomo Municipality have vowed to write to the MEC of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) to request him to reverse a recent decision taken by the African National Congress (ANC)-run council to overlook the opposition when appointing fulltime councillors. Congress of the People’s (Cope) Councillor, Mr Solly Lentsoane was allegedly unfairly overlooked by when the municipality was appointing fulltime councillors into the executive committee. Other opposition parties in the municipalities are Democratic Alliance

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Present during the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and Polokwane Chamber of Business’ (PCOB) breakfast and networking session were Messrs Phineas Thosago (TIA Business Development Manager and Limpopo Region Head), Percy Mongalo (President PCOB), Patrick Krappie (TIA General Manager Strategic Partnership), Dr Bongi Gumede (TIA Senior General Manager Marketing and Business Development), Mr Tshepo Phetla (Leda Chief Operating Officer), Dr Duncan Tungande (TIA Technology Stations Programme), Mr Caiphus Ramoroka (TIA General Manager Agro), Adv Nkhangweni Ndou (TIA General Council), Mss Mahlatse Lekoana (TIA Limpopo Business Development Unit), Julia Sigama (TIA Investment Case Specialist) and Mamoloko Mamabolo (TIA Business Development Unit).

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he Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an agency of the Department of Science and Technology, and the Polokwane Chamber of Business (PCOB) hosted a successful business breakfast and networking session at Fusion Boutique Hotel recently. The role of innovation in driving the socio-economy of Limpopo was the topic of discussion. TIA promotes stimulating and intensifying technological innovation in order to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans. The breakfast was attended by more than 100 delegates representing businesses, higher education institutes, provincial departments, development agencies, SMMEs and members of the general public. The main purpose of the event was to create an enabling environment where

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TIA and its partners in the province can share knowledge on the importance of innovation in driving the socio-economy of the state and of the province in particular. During the session TIA made presentations on its overall mandate as well as its plans to develop the regional innovation system. TIA pursues its mandate by making investments to develop and exploit technological innovations. TIA has both financial and nonfinancial support targeted to a cluster of client types, applicable investment instruments, and stage of innovations. These funds are accessible to a variety of stakeholders including Science councils, higher education institutions, SMMEs, innovators, entrepreneurs as well as industry (small to large). In the province TIA has identified mining, Agriculture, Energy and Manufacturing as the key sectors where opportunities for innovation possibilities would be made.

In driving the innovation agenda in the province the agency has already made investments in the province and had formal partnership with IDC, Limpopo Economic Development Agency, University of Limpopo, University of Venda and The Department of Economical Development, Environment and Tourism. It is through these partnerships and others that are still at the early stages that TIA believes that the province can create an ecosystem that can allow innovation to be embraced in the province. During this financial year of 2013 and 2014 TIA aims to assist the province in developing the Regional Innovation Forum and thereby formulate the Regional Innovation Strategy and implementation. TIA also aims to embark on awareness programmes and creating a culture of innovations throughout the province that is targeted at different stakeholders with its existing and new partners.

Polokwane Observer spoke to several people in the city on whether they think government administration is improving in the province. Polokwane Observer het met van die stad se inwoners gesels om uit te vind of hul dink die provinsiale regeringsadministrasie het verbeter, al dan nie.

Mr Norman Nyamayevhu: “There is definitely an improvement in government.”

Mr Ian Cumming: “Net tyd sal leer of daar verbetering gaan wees. Ek hoop dienste verbeter.”

Mr Solomon Mmola : “Things are improving in government and they will improve especially since the re-election of Jacob Zuma.”

Mev Daleen Oosthuizen: “Dit kan nie slegter word nie. Ek is vol vertroue dat dit beter met die provinsie se administrasie sal gaan.”

Mr Andre Buitendag: “Dit hang af van wie aangestel gaan word as nuwe leiers van Limpopo.”

Mr Charles Ledwaba: “I don’t think they are improving yet I am confident they will change for the better soon.”

Mr Johan van der Walt: ”Dit kan beslis net beter gaan.”

Mr Lesley Mochena: “I don’t think there is any improvement in government at all because it is just getting worse.”

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POLOKWANE PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME, 2007, NO: 405 Emendo Inc., being the authorised agent of the owner of Portion 1 of Erf 141 Pietersburg, hereby give notice in terms of Section 56 (1) of the Townplanning and Townships Ordinance (Ordinance 15 of 1986), that we have applied to Polokwane Municipality for the amendment of the townplanning scheme known as the Polokwane/ Perskebult Town-planning Scheme, 2007, by the rezoning of the property described above, situated at 20 Bok Street, Polokwane, from “Residential 1” to “Business 2”. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management,

Room 127, First Floor, West Wing, Civic Centre, cnr Landdros Mare and Bodenstein streets, Polokwane, for a period of 28 days from 22 March 2013. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made to The Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, at the above address or at PO Box 111, Polokwane, 0700, within a period of 28 days from 22 March 2013. Address of applicant Emendo Town & Regional Planners PO Box 129 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 291 4331 Fax: 015 295 2908 21/03 28/03 ___________________

POLOKWANE PERSKEBULT-DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA 2007 WYSIGINGSKEMA NO: 405 Emendo Stads-en Streekbeplanners, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van Gedeelte 1 van Erf 141 Pietersburg, gee hiermee kennis ingevolge Artikel 56 (1) van die Ordonansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe (Ordinansie 15 van 1986), dat ons aansoek gedoen het by Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir die wysiging van die Polokwane/ Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007, vir die hersonering van die bovermelde eiendom geleë te Bokstraat 20, van “Residensieël 1” na “Besigheid 2”. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder, Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbeheer, Kamer 127, Eerste Vloer, Wesvleuel, Burgersentrum, hlv Landdros Maré en Bodensteinstraat, Polokwane, vir 28 dae vanaf 22 Maart 2013. Besware en/of vertoe ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne 28 dae ingedien word vanaf 22 Maart 2013 skriftelik tot die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbeheer, by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700, ingedien of gerig word. Adres van applikant: Emendo Stads-en Streekbeplanners Posbus 129 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 291 4331 Fax: 015 295 2908 21/03 28/03 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME 409 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE POLOKWANE/ PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007, IN TERMS OF SECTION 56(1) (B) (i) OF THE TOWN PLANNING AND TOWNSHIPS ORDINANCE, 1986 (ORDINANCE NO 15 OF 1986) I, Charlotte van der Merwe, being the authorised agent of the owner of the erf mentioned below, hereby give notice in terms of section 56(1)(b) (i) of the Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No 15 of 1986) that I have applied to Polokwane Municipality for the rezoning of the Remainder of Erf 35, Annadale, situated at 69 Buluwayo Street from “Residential 1” to “Residential 3”, as well as an application in terms of Clause 22 of the Polokwane/ Perskebult Town Planning

Scheme, 2007, to allow for relaxation to 64 units per hectare to establish 9 dwelling units. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, first floor, Civic Centre, Landdros Mare Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 29 March 2013. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager at the above address or at PO Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 within a period of 28 days from 29 March 2013. ADDRESS OF AGENT KAMEKHO CONSULTING PO BOX 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 082 456 3173 Fax: 086 614 9265 28/03 04/04 ___________________

POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT WYSIGINGSKEMA 409 KENNISGEWING VAN DIE AANSOEK OM DIE WYSIGING VAN DIE POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007 INGEVOLGE ARTIKEL 56(1)(B)(i) VAN DIE ORDONNANSIE OP DORPSBEPLANNING EN DORPE, 1986 (ORDONNANSIE NO 15 VAN 1986) Ek, Charlotte van der Merwe, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van die ondergenoemde erf, gee hiermee ingevolge artikel 56(1)(b)(i) van die Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe, 1986 (Ordonnansie 15 van 1986) kennis dat ons by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het om die wysiging van die Dorpsbeplanningskema bekend as die Polokwane/ Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007 deur hersonering van die Restant van Erf 35, Annadale, geleë te Buluwayostraat 69, vanaf “Residensieel 1” na “Residensieel 3”, sowel as vir verslapping in terme van Klousule 22 van Polokwane/Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007 om voorsiening te maak vir 64 wooneenhede per hektaar vir die oprigting van 9 wooneenhede. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbestuur, eerste vloer, Burgersentrum, Landdros Marestraat, Polokwane vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 29 Maart 2013. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 29 Maart 2013 skriftelik by of tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 ingedien of gerig word. ADRES VAN AGENT KAMEKHO CONSULTING POSBUS 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 0824563173 Fax: 0866149265 28/03 04/04 ___________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION INTERMS OF THE PROVISION OF PHYSICAL PLANNING ACT 88 OF 1967 Rirothe Planning Consulting, being the authorised agent of the owner of the Property mentioned below,

hereby give notice in terms of Section 6 and 8(1) of the Physical Planning Act 88 of 1967 that we have applied to the Limpopo Province, Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA) for the establishment of a Filling Station on the Farm Schoonheid 74 KS situated at Ga-Chuene, Polokwane Municipality. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the Office of the Head of Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA), Hensa Towers, 20 Rabé Street, Polokwane, 0700, for a period of 28 days from 29 March 2013. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Head of Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA), Hensa Towers, 20 Rabé Street, Polokwane, 0700, for a period of 28 days from 29 March 2013. Address of Agent: 662 Seshego Zone 8 Polokwane 0699 PO Box 5 Tshidimbini 0972 Tel: 084 287 0467 28/03 04/04 ___________________

KENNISGEWING IN TERME VAN DIE WET OP VOORSIENING VAN FISIESE BEPLANNING, WET 88 VAN 1967 Rirothe Planning Consulting, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van die ondergenoemde eiendom, gee hiermee ingevolge Artikel 6 en 8(1) van die Fisiese Beplanningswet, Wet 88 van 1967 kennis dat ons by die Limpopo Provinsie, Departement COGHSTA aansoek geedoen het vir die ontwikkeling van ‘n vulstasie op die Plaas Schoonheid 74KS, geleë te Ga-Chuene, Polokwane Munisipaliteit. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende kantoorure by die kantoor van die Hoof van die Departement COGHSTA, Hensa Towers, Rabestraat 20, Polokwane, 0700, vir ‘n tydperk van 14 dae vanaf 29 Maart 2013. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 14 dae vanaf 29 Maart 2013 skriftelik by of tot die Hoof van die Departement van COGHSTA, Hensa Towers, Rabéstraat 20, Polokwane, 0700 ingedien of gerig word. Adres van Agent: 662 Seshego Zone 8 Polokwane 0699 Posbus 5 Tshidimbini 0972 Tel: 084 287 0467 28/03 04/04 ___________________

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IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT FOR THE DISTRICT PIETERSBURG HELD AT POLOKWANE CASE NO: 12325/12 In the matter between: HENDRIK & CHANTAL WALGENBACH TRUST PLAINTIFF and MOKETE CIVIL & ELECTRICAL CONSULTANTS CC DEFENDANT NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION IN PURSUANCE of a judgement in the POLOKWANE Court and Writ of

Execution dated 30 January 2013 the following movable property will be sold in execution on the 19 APRIL 2013, at 11:00, at the Sheriff’s Office, 66 Platinum Street, Ladine, Polokwane to the highest bidder. TO WIT: 1 X DESK & 5 CHAIRS 1 X HP Fax machine 1 x Desk 1 x AIM Microwave oven 1 x Sumand jet printer 1 x Russel Hobbs heater 1 x Oil painting 1 x Nikon Automatic Level 1 x Mecer computer & screen 1 x Bozhub copy machine 1 x Cabinet 1 x L-Shape desk & 2 chairs 1 x Samsung Computer 1 x Binding machine 1 x Wall Clock 1 x Mashua copy Machine SIGNED at POLOKWANE on this 13th of March 2013. (sgnd.) DIAMOND, HAMMAN & ASSOCIATES 2A PIERRE STREET BENDOR POLOKWANE 0699 TEL: 015 296 3966 FAX: 015 296 3982 (REF: A Chayya.nb/ AC268/12) 04/04 ___________________

IN THE NORTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT, PRETORIA (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA) Case Number: 41327/12 In the matter between: PAUL FREDERICK KINDT Plaintiff and ADRIAN MARTIN TOWELL (ID NR: 681009 5756 18 1) First Defendant JANEY TOWELL (ID NR: 610719 0643 08 7) Second Defendant KPMG SERVICES (PTY) LTD Third Defendant NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION In terms of a Judgement that has been granted against the First and Second Defendants by the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, (Republic of South Africa) on the 4th of September 2012 and a Warrant of Execution that has been issued on the 12th of September 2012 and an attachment that has been made, the under-mentioned goods will be sold in execution on FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2013 at 11:00 at THE SHERIFF’S OFFICES POLOKWANE situated at NR. 66 PLATINUM STREET, LADINE, POLOKWANE to the highest bidder, namely: THE SHARES OF THE FIRST DEFENDANT’S MEMBERSHIP IN HYDRAZONE POLOKWANE CC (REGISTRATION NUMBER: 2011/079697/23) CONDITIONS: CASH ONLY, NO CHEQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED. DATED AT PRETORIA ON THIS 27TH DAY OF MARCH 2013. JURGENS BEKKER ATTORNEYS C/O THE LEGAL POST BOX NR: JUR0001 Nr. 462B Queen’s Crescent Lynnwood PRETORIA Tel: 011 622 5472 / 5445 Fax: 086 627 3018 E-mail: wilma@ jurgensbekker.co.za PO BOX 2181 JHB 2000 Ref: MS. C. VAN GREUNEN/wl/K339/ CVG232 04/04 ___________________

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WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com A recent Democratic Alliance (DA) oversight visit to Sunningdale Estate located in Mogoto (formerly Zebediela) uncovered that workers on the farm were only been paid for five months since November 2011, a period of 15 months. The 84 hectare farm produces oranges,

naartjies and vegetables and employs four permanent labourers and more than 20 casual workers. Besides salary disputes, workers also complained about poor working conditions and the failure of the farm to pay electricity bills, which has a negative impact on the productivity of the farm. The farm was originally purchased for the community of Mogoto under the restitution of land process. The DA believes that the Agricul-

Na byna sewe dekades saam lag hul nog vir mekaar se kwinkslae MARIËTTE SNYDER >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Na die tweede wêreldoorlog het mnr Sias (93) en me Hettie Haggard (85) trou aan mekaar beloof en Dinsdag is ‘n glasie sjampanje op hul lang en gelukkige huwelik van 68 jaar geklink. Hulle sit steeds hand-aan-hand op hul bed in die Martha Hofmeyr Tehuis vir Bejaardes en Hettie lag steeds vir elke kwinkslag waarmee haar man vorendag kom. Om na soveel jare steeds vir mekaar te kan lag, al is hul liggaamlik nie meer sterk nie is volgens hulle ‘n bewys van hul liefde Dié twee het mekaar in 1945 ontmoet en het binne sewe maande voor die kansel gestaan. “Liefde met die eerste oogopslag – dit is wat dit was. Ons is op ‘n Maandag getroud omdat almal daardie tyd getrou het. Die tweede wêreldoorlog was pas verby en al die weermaglede het huis toe gekom en getrou. Maandag was goed genoeg vir ons,” vertel Hettie. Hulle het op Hettie se 16de verjaarsdag ontmoet nadat haar ma hom vir die feesvieringe genooi het. “Hy was ‘n mooi outjie hoor,” vertel Hettie en Sias voeg met ‘n skelm glimlag by: “Sy was self nie te sleg nie, hoor.” Drie kinders is uit die huwelik gebore en

behalwe vir spierspasma en rugprobleme, is die Haggard-egpaar gesond en dankbaar vir elke dag wat hulle saam gespaar word. Hulle spog ook met ses kleinkinders en drie agterkleinkinders.

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Mnr Sias en Hettie Haggard het Dinsdag hul 68ste huweliksherdenking gevier.

Muyexe village, the seat of President Zuma’s Comprehensive Rural Development Programme’s pilot village is participating in the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Art) project meant to upgrade emerging farmers’ cattle throughout the country and from which twenty local farmers will benefit. A press release issued by the Department of Agriculture quoted Dr Khathutshelo Nephawe, the department’s Livestock Research Manager as saying that the upgrading is done by introducing genetically superior cattle

through artificial insemination and embryo transfer. It further quotes the Agricultural Research Council’s Prof Lucky Nedambale who said: “There are not enough superior bulls in the community. So we bring semen from performance tested bulls and inseminate the cows after synchronisation.”  According to the statement the artificial insemination process has been completed in Vhembe and Capricorn districts. The project reportedly focuses on the Nguni breed with its main objective being to address “low reproductive rates observed in the communal and emerging farming sectors” the press release read.

CRIME shorts Two hang themselves in Lebowakgomo

Police in Lebowakgomo again appealed to the community to seek help other than taking their own lives after two men were found where they had hanged themselves on Saturday and Sunday respectively. According to Police Spokesperson, Capt Mamphaswa Seabi a 39-year-old man was found in the area where he hanged himself. Investigations to this matter are still in early stages and Police are still gathering information. On Sunday a 29-old-man was found where he also hanged himself. “He was not happy with his life. He held several certificates but could not find any employment and decided it was not worth living anymore,” Seabi said referring to a suicide note found on the scene.

Man who kills 7 in illegal drag racing, in court

Mr Mphedziseni Mawela (29) who is allegedly responsible for the death of seven people appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday facing seven charges of murder, three of attempted murder and one of driving under the influence of alcohol. This follows after Mawela and another driver engaged in illegal street racing in March 2010. Mawela allegedly lost control of his vehicle and plunged into a group of men making their way home after a soccer

match. Three others, including Mawela, were injured. Mawela was granted R2 000 bail after his release from hospital and will appear again later.

Man found dead in Hoog Street

A Hoog Street resident is not satisfied with the forensic department’s slow response time to remove the body of a dead man found in the street on Monday morning. According to the resident they returned home after shopping at about 11:20 when they saw the man. A security guard investigated the scene and emergency services were called. The man was certified dead on the scene. “My children were traumatised due to the happenings. I had to take one of my own blankets to cover the man. The ambulance assistant told me they could not remove the body and have to sign the body off to the forensic department,” she said. Spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Development, Ms Sne Gumede did not respond to our enquiry by the time of going to press. Police Spokesperson, WO Lesiba Ramoshaba confirmed that an inquest docket was opened.

Rape and murder in Seshego

Police in Seshego had their hands full during the Easter weekend with several incidents of rape and two of murder being reported. Seshego Police Spokesperson, WO Mothemane Malefo could at the time of going to press not provide more information about the incidents.

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Taxi nightmare for a commuter >> Sleep at the taxi rank if there are no taxis >> The issue of commuters is demand driven HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

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tural and Land Reform Policy should indicate that successful farming requires not only proper funding, but also access to agricultural extension services, training and capital for land development. It is the DA’s views that there is a need for policy interventions to prevent unnecessary job losses under the institution of land reform in the agricultural sector. DA Limpopo Provincial Leader, Mr Jacques

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Despite past attempts by relevant authorities to improve the public transport system, the plight of commuters is still largely ignored by taxi associations. This was illustrated by a recent incident which left Mr Malesela Mosuwe stranded in Polokwane. Upon arriving from Mokopane at about 17:00 Mosuwe enquired about the availability of taxis to his home village of Sekgweng. Taxi drivers parked at the Molepo, Maja rank adjacent to the parking area at the Checkers centre in Biccard Street told him that the taxis on that route had all left. Explaining his side of the story to Polokwane Observer Mosuwe said when he arrived in Polokwane on Tuesday he rushed to the taxi rank where he only found three taxis. “I asked one of the taxi drivers if there are any taxis left to Sekgweng and he said they all left. He said he would not be able to take me there and can only drop me at Dihlopaneng intersection.” “I pleaded with him to drop me at Sekgweng. I even offered to give him R30 extra but my efforts were in vain. Initially he was willing but after loading the taxi he told me he has to leave. I then asked if there are any taxis left and he said to me that he is not sure. While I was still waiting in vain, other commuters were still arriving at the taxi rank. I asked some of them what do they do in such situations and most of them replied that they sleep at the taxi rank if there are no taxis. “I asked the driver to at least leave me at Sekgweng intersection which is about 1 km from where he was offering to leave me. He said he won’t be able to because he has people to transport to other villages but not anywhere near Sekgweng. “We then left, along the way the driver said I should ask the people in the taxi if it was okay for him to take me there. Some com-

plained because it was also late for them. The driver asked to speak to the people who were to meet me at Sekgweng intersection. They did not leave home at that time. I asked them to get somebody who can accompany them. They found somebody who said will charge me R150 to fetch me from Dihlopaneng intersection. I said it was too much and they said they will wait for me at Sekgweng intersection and the price will be R50,” Mosuwe said. “I told the driver that the people who are willing to fetch me don’t have enough petrol to come to Dihlopaneng but they can only manage to wait for me at Sekgweng intersection. He said I should ask them to meet with us. But when he arrived at Dihlopaneg he was no longer willing to do as he said. The taxi remained there for about 10 minutes and he decided to leave after I spoke to them and explained what was happening. A few minutes after the taxi left they arrived and I was saved but I had to pay R170 instead of R20.” Mosuwe is pleading with the taxi association to at least provide taxis until 19:00 to accommodate commuters who need transport in the evening. Chairperson of the Capricorn District Taxi Council, Mr Solly Ledwaba said the issue of commuters is demand driven. “Taxi ranks don’t operate like shops, there are no specific times for operation. It depends on the number of commuters on the day.I know it might sound unfair to him, but sometimes our drivers from those particular areas would be reluctant to drive at night because of the logistical arrangements. Remember some live far and they have to return the taxis to the owners and fetch them in the morning,” Ledwaba said. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Mr Malesela Mosuwe, a commuter from Sekgweng village was left in the dark by the Ga Molepo, Maja Taxi Association.

Lewis donate towards APD’s food garden

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Messrs Edmond Moathabela, Divisional General Manager and Nthope Moloto, Divisional Human Resource Manager of Lewis Stores handed over a cheque for R10 000 to Mr Willie Jooste, Manager of the Trix Nortman Protective Workshop of the Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) recently. The money will go towards the association’s food garden. Moloto said it was a privilege for Lewis to make a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities and that they intend remaining involved with projects that make a difference. He also encouraged other companies to get more involved in projects like this.

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MARIËTTE SNYDER >> mariette.observer@gmail.com ‘n Oorverdowende geraas is kenmerkend wanneer taxibestuurders vroeg soggens tot ongeveer 19:00 op hul toeters in Grobler druk en voor besighede se ingange staan om pendelaars op te laai. Die leraars van die NG Kerk Moedergemeente, hv Grobleren Biccardstraat sê die geraas is soms so steurend dat hulle nie hulself bo die toeters van die taxi’s kan laat hoor as hulle gedurende die week begrafnisdienste lei nie. Daar is ‘n taxihalte feitlik langs die kerk. Een van die leraars sê hulle het eindelose klagte aan die Polokwane Munisipale verkeersdepartement gestuur maar hul pleidooie het op dowe ore geval. “Dit is darem nie so erg op Sondae tydens eredienste nie omdat daar dan nie so baie pendelaars is nie. Die geraas dryf ons teen die mure uit,” vertel hy. Hy sê hulle is genoodsaak om

alle vensters tydens dienste toe te maak en is behoorlik keelvol vir die geraas. ‘n Gewilde wegneemeterestaurant in dieselfde omgewing kla oor dieselfde probleem. Die restaurant se menslike hulpbronbestuurder sê hulle het ook al talle klagte aangemeld maar nog geen terugvoer van die verkeersdepartement ontvang nie. “Dit is baie steurend, raak net erger en het ‘n negatiewe uitwerking op besigheid. As die een taxi wegtrek stop daar net nog een wat aanhoudend op sy toeter druk. Teen druktyd kon daar geen kommentaar van die Polokwane Seshego Taxivereniging verkry word nie. Mnr Matshidiso Mothapo, munisipale woordvoerder het op Polokwane Observer se navrae gesê hulle neem kennis van die klagte en sal saam met die betrokke instansies werk om ‘n vreedsame oplossing vir die probleem te vind.

Kaizer Chiefs and Vodacom plant vegetable garden for the needy HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

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outh African football giants and current Premier Soccer League log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs and Vodacom planted a vegetable garden at Ntelele Day Care Centre in Bloodriver, Thakgalang Village yesterday (Wednesday) as part of their Corporate Social Investment project. Ntelele is one of a number of non-profit organisations Vodacom has adopted. The centre looks after children between the ages of 6 months

and 5 years, mostly orphans or from disadvantaged families. Marketing Director for Kaizer Chiefs, Ms Jessica Mataung said the vegetable garden will contribute to the livelihood of the children at the centre and the community. “We are proud to be here and leave something sustainable like a vegetable garden. This goes beyond football, it shows that we also care about children. We hope that this garden will also help the community to keep going strong despite all the challenges they may be confronted with. We believe that for the community to thrive we

must work together,” Motaung said. Founder of the centre, Ms Violet Malotane paid tribute to Vodacom and Kaizer Chiefs for their initiative.“This gesture is one of its kind. We are used to handouts, food parcels and clothes. The garden will prompt us to be more responsible, because we must look after it. We must ensure that the seeds they have planted bear fruits. Our aim is to grow the garden even bigger so that the impoverished families in the area can also benefit from it. We promise them that we will take care of this garden,” Malotane said.

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Taxi’s wat daagliks pendelaars voor die NG Kerk Moedergemeente op die hv Grobler- en Biccardstraat oplaai en aanhoudend op hul toeters druk is nie net ‘n seer oog nie, maar belemmer die verkeer en lei tot erge geraas en irretasie.

Mss Jessica Mataung, Marketing Director for Kaizer Chiefs Football Club with Violet Malotane, Founder of Ntelele Day Care during the planting of vegetables in the centre’s garden yesterday (Wednesday).

Some of the kids at Ntelele Day Care Centre having fun on the swing.

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Ms Jessica Mataung, Marketing Director for Kaizer Chiefs Football Club with Phepishi Lekota, one of the children cared for at Netele Day Care Centre.

Ms Jessica Mataung, Markerting Director for Kaizer Chiefs Football Club plants vegetables at the Ntelele Day Care vegetable garden.

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Top: Ms Happiness Molokomme and her baby Reabetswe at the Day Care Centre. Right: Mss Refilwe Mogale, Vodacom Limpopo Marketing Coordinator, Jessica Mataung, Marketing Director for Kaizer Chiefs Football Club and Violet Malotane, owner and founder Ntelele Day Care Centre.

Ms Johana Mokoena of the one of the employees at Ntelele Day Care Centre washes some of the toddlers’ clothes.

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The victorious Hornbills Cricket Club from Tzaneen that clinched the Platinum League for the third successive year.

Hat-trick of Premier League titles for Hornbills WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com The Tzaneen outfit, Hornbills Cricket Club was crowned as the Platinum League champions for the 2012/13 cricket season. This is the third consecutive season that the Hornbills have ruled the roost in senior club cricket in Limpopo. The club garnered a total of 67 points in the league to finish sixteen points ahead of second

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placed Louis Trichardt Cricket Club, who ended with 51 points. The Hornbills scored 10 wins out of the twelve fixtures they played, with two losses and two games being cancelled due to rain. Louis Trichardt could have ended a lot closer on the log behind the Hornbills but unfortunately had six matches rained out. Eagles Cricket Club ended in third position with 46 points, closely followed by Ace’s Cricket Club in fourth with 45 points.

ohan van der Merwe from Pietersburg Road Runners won the Digit Tracking 24-Hour Track Race with a total of 632 laps in 23:57.43 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium over the weekend. Van der Merwe came close to improving Wally Hayward’s impressive 60-year-old record of 256,4 km, set in 1953, by running 253,07 km in the allowed 24 hours. This places him 118th on the All Time World List and second best in South Africa after Hayward. His time also currently places him in first position on the world ranking list for 12- and 24-hour races for the year. Van der Merwe told Polokwane Observer that he made mistakes by not keeping to his original plans which cost him the record. He said the moment was too big for him and started off too quickly. He said that he is on his way to Hungary, where he will have an opportunity to correct his mistakes during a six-day marathon set to take place from 8 to 14 May. Sixteen other handpicked athletes were invited and seen in action on the day, including Eric Wright, Tobie Reyneke, David Mohale, Pieter Pretorius, Benise Geyser, wheelchair athlete Pieter Pretorius and Rene Yiangou. Phuti Mohale finished second with a time

of 23:59.03 and 443 laps. Pretorius was third in 23:57.43 and completed 424 laps. The first female and fifth athlete overall was Rene Yiangou with a time of 30 22:00.12 completing 387 laps. The second female and seventh athlete overall was Colinda Potgieter in a time of 43 23:59.06 and 346 laps. Erika Bantjes was third in 23:59.45 and with 325 laps.

Phuti Mohale finished second in the race with a time of 23:59.03 and 443 laps.

Aïda Road Race around the corner MARIËTTE SNYDER >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Aïda Properties in conjunction with Run/Walk for Life will host the second Aïda Properties Road Race at 07:30 on 27 April. The race will start and finish from their offices at 15A Schoeman Street and consist of a 5 km fun run/walk, 10 km and 15 km run and will serve as a preparation race for the Comrades marathon on 2 June. Aïda Principal Anton Hanekom said at least 500 athletes are expected to enter. A few water points will also be available to sponsors on a first come first serve basis. He

added that businesses can secure one of the three official water points at a nominal fee of R750. The official water points will be supplied with refreshments for the athletes and businesses do not need to incur any costs in this regard. A further five refreshment and marketing stations will be made available along the route at R500 each. The sponsors of these stations can decide what type of refreshments they wish to hand out to the athletes. For more information contact Adele Geldenhuys on 084 598 8226, Louwrens Erasmus on 082 958 6632, Kobie Marais on 082 561 5429 or Hanekom on 082 443 6039.

Plaaslike atlete blink uit by Twee Oseane Marathon MARIËTTE SNYDER >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Talle plaaslike atlete het die afgelope naweek aan die Old Mutual Twee Oseane Marathon in Kaapstad deelgeneem en goeie tye ten spyte van baie sterk wind behaal. Atlete kon in die 56 km-ultramarathon, 21.1 km-halfmarathon en 22 km-toetswedloop deelneem. Die sirkelroete het by Newlands begin deur Muizenberg en Vishoek, oor Chapman’s Peak en Constantianek en by die Universiteit van Kaapstad geëindig. Pietersburg Road Runners spog met vier atlete wat die wedloop suksesvol voltooi het. Hulle is Manie Raath (56 km – 5:08.44) en halfmarathonatlete, Lizanne Vosloo (1:37:37) en Liezl Schoeman (2:06.53). DV Schoeman het die 22 km-toetswedloop voltooi. Run/Walk for Life se Segametsi Maduenyane (6:55.58), Florence Mamabolo (6:39.55), Nyaweleni Tshifularo (5:31.00) en Jerry Mamabolo (5:02.17) het die ultramrathon voltooi. Die atlete van Polokwane Atletiekklub

(PAC) wat die uitdagende 56 km voltooi het, is Terence Burger (5:52.04), Elsabe Cronje (5:09.52), Monica Erasmus (6:16.11), Wikus Erasmus (6:16.12), Jonas Fabo (4:52.39), Amanda Hartzenberg (6:54.01), Arend Henning (6:52.47), Marie Henning (6:54.01), Pearl Hughes (6:39.59), Rufus Malepe (7:03.38), Michael Maruma (5:21.09), Macheba Meela (6:38.24), Mark Melville (5:56.12), Melanie Melville (4:35.13), Donald Moitsi (6:13.33), Kobe Mojapelo (5:47.47), George Mojela (5:01.51), Alpheus Moshokwa (4:54.29), Alfred Ngoasheng (4:20.51), Raymond Pratt (6:06.29), Matome Rasekgala (4:53.55), Frikkie Roos (6:20.49), Matsobane Setlatjile (5:37.40), Duncan Sewela (7:04.57), Francis Tease (5:10.08), Mole Thulare (5:50.06), Tsholofelo Tsiane (5:57.26) en Paul Vorster (6:21.31). Die PAC-atlete wat die 21.1 km voltooi het, is Mandie Burger (2:33.55), Anna Marie Coetzer (2:29.38), Duncan Menzies (2:38.12), Renee Pieterse (2:47.43), Glenda Pretorius (2:48.50), Pieter Pretorius (2:48.49) en Calie Swart (2:56.53)

Limpopo Blou Bulle teen Valke by Subunie toernooi in Tzaneen WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Die Limpopo Blou Bulle Rugby-unie (BBRU) se jaarlikse sub-unie toernooi word op 5 en 6 April by die Hoërskool Merensky se rugbyvelde gehou. Die subunie toernooi bestaan uit sewes, o.22, vroue en senior spanne van die Capricorn, Mopani, Waterberg en Vhembe distrikte van die provinsie. Die Limpopo Blou Bulle Vodacomspan sal ook Saterdag om 15:00 teen die Valke te staan kom.

Oudkommisaris Charles van Wyk, adjunkpresident van die Limpopo BBRU het al die spelers, beamptes, mediese personeel en skeidsregters wat aan die toernooi gaan deelneem sterkte toegewens. “Almal wat rugby in die provinsie ondersteun word namens die Limpopo Blou Bulle kantoor hartlik uitgenooi om Vrydag en Saterdag die rugby by te woon. Ons is nog nuut in die Vodacombeker-kompetisie en die Limpopo Blou Bulle het positiewe ondersteuning nodig,” het van Wyk gesê.

Johan van der Merwe won the Digit Tracking 24-Hour Track Race with 632 laps in 23:57.43. Supporting him at the finish line is Pieter Pretorius who was third in a time of 23:57.43 and with 424 laps completed.

Colinda Potgieter was the second female and seventh athlete overall in a time of 23:59.06 and with 346 laps completed.

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Erika Bantjes was the third female with a time of 23:59.45 completing 325 laps.

Moroka Swallows sink Black Leopards HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Black Leopards’s bad run in the Premier Soccer League continued with a 0-1 defeat by Moroka Swallows at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night. Substitute Katlego Mashego scored the winning goal for the Dube Birds in the 84th minute of the second half. Their latest loss places Leopards in 14th position of the league with 20 points after 23 matches. Despite failing to gain maximum points in the last seven encounters Leopards Head Coach, Abel Makhubele is adamant that his team can avoid relegation. “We are not the only team struggling in the league, Ajax and Chippa are also struggling but they are playing good football. We played our hearts out against Swallows, we were again let down by lack of conPHOTO: HERBERT RACHUENE

Black Leopards goalkeeper Aswindini Maphaha (with the ball) flanked by Moroka Swallows striker Katlego Mashego (maroon kit) and Leopards defender Humprey Khoza during their Premier League match at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.

centration at the back. This has been the story of our season. We keep on conceding goals in the last minutes of the match. However, I am confident that we can avoid relegation,” Makhubele said. The victory sees Moroka Swallows moving from 10th position of the log to the top 8 with seven games in hand. Leopards’ next match is against the in-form Platinum Stars at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday. “We lost to them in the Nedbank Cup, but league games and cup games are different. The team knows the importance of this match and we have to win this one,” Makhubele said.

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hen the World Transplant Summer Games (WTG) opens in Durban on 28 July it will not only be the first time that South Africa plays host to this prestigous event but Limpopo will also be proudly represented. Tersia Smit (57) of Mokopane underwent a successful liver transplant in 2005 after battling

with chronic liver failure all her life. She intends participating in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle and breaststroke and the 50 m backstroke events at the WTG. As a member of South African Transplant Sports Association (Satsa), she qualified in the 50 m breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke, the 3 km walk and 20 km cycling at the National Transplant Games in Pretoria in 2010. This after a mere five years ago she could barely walk 100 m.

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Her success continued and at the 18th WTG in Sweden Smit won three silver medals in swimming. She recently took part in the 29th South African Masters Swimming Championships in Port Elizabeth. In spite of being the only transplant patient taking part, she did extremely well and improved in all her swimming events. The WTG embrace all ages, anyone from 4 to 80 years old. There are over 50 events to suit all abilities and is seen as a celebration of the human spirit that gives individuals, most with previously life-threatening ailments, the opportunity to compete in a high-level sports event and show that not only are they able to lead normal, fulfilling lives, but also push the boundaries of their physical endurance. It is an event that offers hope to those who are awaiting transplants, and provides incentive for the general public to become donors by showing the very real difference that organ transplants can make to the lives of young and old. Smit said that her borrowed time remains an incredible miracle and that she will do her personal best to raise awareness for those who are still waiting for a desperately needed organ. “The devastating news of my chronic liver disease turned into a miracle of hope, quality of life and future goals to strive for. Appreciate life and live for the moment because every breath remains a gift from God,” Smit said in a message of support to those waiting for transplants. Her message to the community is: “Register as an organ donor, discuss it with your family and become a future life saver.” For more information about organ donation, visit the Organ Donor Foundation’s website at www.odf.org.za or contact them toll free at 0800 226611.

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LR DISCOVERY 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE LR DISCOVERY 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE LR DISCOVERY 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE LR DISCOVERY 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE LR DISCOVERY 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE LR DISCOVERY 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE LR DEFENDER 90 SW LR RANGE ROVER SPORT 5.0 V8 S/C LR RANGE ROVER SPORT 5.0 V8 S/C LR RANGE ROVER SPORT 5.0 V8 S/C LR RANGE ROVER 4.2 S/C V8 PETROL LR RANGE ROVER TDV8 VOGUE LR RANGE ROVER EVOGUE COUPE SL4 DYNAMIC

BRONZE BLACK BRONZE BRONZE SAND GOLD WHITE BRONZE WHITE BRONZE WHITE WHITE WHITE

110,576 91,000 57,883 32,000 82,326 96,000 4,582 64,145 81,849 44,000 85,689 81,931 27,191

R479 900 R539 900 R599 900 R629 900 R559 900 R529 900 R299 995 R649 900 R629 900 R669 900 R429 900 R799 900 R579 900

32 33 34 35 36 37

2013 2013 2010 2004 2008 2012

VOLVO XC60 D5 AWD VOLVO S60 T4 VOLVO S60 D5 EXCEL GEARTRONIC VOLVO S40 2.4 i VOLVO S40 2.0 i VOLVO S40 2.0 POWERSHIFT

SILVER SILVER BLACK WHITE GOLD GREY

22 71 43,717 216,941 106,000 26,995

R487 900 R350 000 R299 995 R 89 900 R109 900 R249 900

VOLVO


Polokwane Observer 4 April 2013