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Court halts installing of two chiefs
Tshivhase stopped By Elmon Tshikhudo An application for an urgent interim interdict was granted in the Thohoyandou High Court in December 2012, stopping Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase from installing two new chiefs in the Phiphidi and Ramulongo villages. The feud between different royal structures in Venda seems to be spreading and this case is one of several that are now being contested in the courts. On 28 December last year, the Makanga Royal Family and the Mafunzwaini Royal Family, together with two headmen, Muthuhathonwi Edison Nemakanga and Edzisani Phineas Mafunzwaini, approached the High Court. They asked that an interim interdict be granted to stop the installation of two new chiefs. In the affidavits filed in court, the parties argue that Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase is continuing with plans to elevate two headmen, Jerry Tshivhase and Gumani Samson Ramulongo, to the status of Thovhele. This would mean they have jurisdiction over Headman Nemakanga and Headman Mafunzwaini’s areas. The installation event was, according to the court documents, planned for 29 December. In Muthuhathonwi Edison Nemakanga’s affidavit, he describes how they were informed of the decision of Kennedy Tshivhase by two “messengers” on 24 December 2012. Both Nemakanga and Mafunzwaini were against the elevation of a fellow headman to that of chief. They
described Headman Jerry Tshivhase as a troublemaker and accused him of deliberately violating their boundaries in the past and carrying out activities in other headmen’s areas. Their pleas to Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase to intervene and act against the irregular behaviour apparently fell on deaf ears. The two royal families discussed the matter and decided that they had no other option than to put up a legal fight to stop the actions. From the court documents filed it appears that the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs was also not informed about the planned installation of new chiefs. In a letter sent to the two headmen, dated 27 December, the department distances itself from the actions and states that the proposed installation is not in terms of the Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institutions Act. It further seems that the elevation of the status of the headmen may have had a price tag attached to it. In a confirmatory affidavit filed, Langanani Jackson Mafunzwaini describes how he tried to resolve the matter by speaking to the parties involved. He alleges that he had a telephone conversation with headman Gumani Samson Ramulongo on 25 December, asking him to reject the proposed appointment as “deputy Thovhele”. “… he responded by informing me that he would not, as he had already paid an amount of R30 000,” Mafunzwaini states in his affidavit. Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase has been the subject of some controversy in the past months. - Continues on page 2
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Installing of Chiefs stopped by court
Mr Ndivhuwo Mamuremi of Tsianda village and Ms Tshifhiwa Maimela of Tshakhuma said “Yes, I do” during a glittering ceremony at the Thohoyandou Town Hall last Saturday. Court news
Jiwa still not sentenced The sentencing of businessman Yahya Shoeb Jiwa of Makhado (Louis Trichardt) has been postponed yet again. The 45-year-old Jiwa appeared in the Musina Regional Court on Wednesday. He had already pleaded guilty in July last year on charges relating to restricted activities on a special protected species without the necessary permits. Jiwa was arrested in February 2011 when he tried to buy rhino horns from an undercover police agent. Since pleading guilty, Jiwa has been awaiting his sentencing. Instead,
his defense team has asked for yet another postponement. They requested a pre-sentencing report to be compiled by the Department of Correctional Services to support a petition to ask the court for correctional supervision of Jiwa rather than a jail sentence. This report was not complete and could not be handed in as evidence on Wednesday. Jiwa’s lawyer confirmed that the report will be ready by 18 January, when it will be handed to the magistrate. Jiwa will then have to appear in court again for sentencing on 15 April.
Continues from p1 He is being accused of unilaterally pushing ahead with plans to divide the area into 25 regions, each with an own “Thovhele” and “deputy Thovhele”. In Nemakanga’s affidavit, he alleges that Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase even ignored the advice of a delegation from the House of Traditional Leaders to stop appointing chiefs. Incidents of violence have been reported in Tshisahulu and Maungani villages where Tshivhase was going to install new chiefs. Approached for comment, Mailausumbwa Kennedy Tshivhase (as he is now being called) said the interdict was irrelevant as they were not replacing the existing chiefs. He said some traditional leaders felt threatened and thought that they were being demoted when they heard of new chiefs being installed. "There is no threat to the existing chiefs. We are just strengthening the Tshivhase kingdom for the sake of good governance and efficient service delivery. There is no sinister motive behind the installations," said Tshivhase. He also denied that he was charging people an amount of R30 000 for them to be chiefs. "Chieftainship is not a profession and cannot be bought. As traditional leaders, we do not have to wait for government to tell us to install chiefs. We know whom to install and we will continue doing so until we reach our target," he said. The parties will be in court again on 12 February, when judge PZ Ebersohn will have to decide on whether the interdict should become a final order. The respondents must file their answering affidavits before the end of January.
Some of Vhembe’s achievers
Nduvhu Munyai of Mbilwi Secondary got seven distinctions.
Man (53) in custody for rape of minor A 53-year-old male suspect was arrested in connection with a case of rape, which allegedly happened over the weekend at Musina. It is alleged that a 16-year-old minor girl was with her cousin when the suspect allegedly called her to come and assist him with cooking at around 16:30. The victim agreed and went into the suspect’s house, where she cooked a supper for him. The suspect told her that she should feel welcome and watch some movies on the TV set, if she had an interest in doing so. Therefore, she sat in the room and watched movies until it was late, about 02:00. When she told the suspect that she was leaving, he advised her not to go because it was late already. According to the spokesperson for the Musina police, Lt Peter Mudau, the suspect then gave her a blanket to sleep on the floor. While she was fast asleep, he lifted her onto the bed and allegedly raped her. “According to the information we have so far gathered, the victim was threatened not to disclose the information to anyone,” said Mudau. “The suspect promised to buy the victim anything she wanted if she kept it a secret. However, she reported the matter to the police and we arrested a male suspect of 53 years of age.” The suspect is detained in the cells, pending his first court appearance.
Thakhani Ramaru of Makhado Comprehensive (left) obtained six distinctions in the Grade 12 exams. His friend, Sipho Masuku of Michael Denga High (right) obtained seven distinctions.
Seven distinctions for Zwoda Maumela of Patrick Ramaano Secondary.
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The proud parents of Mulalu Matoro, Ms Gladys and Mr Michael Matoro, pose with their son for a photograph. Matoro, of Jonathan Thifhulufheli, passed Grade 12 with seven distinctions.
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book, because many villagers use their last money to erect the tombstones," said Mdaka. He added that they had resolved to put everything in the hands of the police to investigate, with the hope that the truth will come out. Police spokesperson W/O Kedibone Mabatha said the community had opened a case of malicious damage to property. He said that people who were doing “these barbaric deeds” came from the community and he appealed to villagers to report any crime or wrongdoing to the
police. He discouraged community members, however, from taking the law into their own hands and appealed to those who knew something to report it. He emphasised that community members have to work hand in hand with the police in order to bring the culprits to book. He also appealed to the community to assist the police with the investigation. He said the police would do everything in their power to make sure crime ceased to exist in the community.
Juko Moses charged with murder
Several tombstones vandalised Members of the Bungeni Shitaci community were in shock after they were informed that more than 70 tombstones were vandalised by unknown people in their graveyard on New Year’s Day. Mr David Mdaka said when he visited the graveyard he found many of his relatives’ tombstones had been vandalized. "We spent a lot of money to erect the tombstone, because we want our beloved deceased to rest in peace. I want the police to bring the culprits to
The 26-year-old resident from Uganda, Juko Moses, who is suspected of running an illegal abortion clinic in the back alleys of Makhado (Louis Trichardt), has now been charged with murder. Moses was arrested in July 2011 after a 29-yearold woman, who wanted to terminate her fivemonth pregnancy, had put the police on Moses’s trail. At first he was charged with the illegal termination of a pregnancy. This charge was changed to murder when Moses appeared in the Louis Trichardt Regional Court on Monday. The woman, who cannot be identified without her informed consent, responded to one of the many illegal abortion advertisements that are plastered all over town. She allegedly paid R1 000 for five Cytotex tablets, which are used to terminate pregnancies. Her baby died as a result of major complications caused by her taking the Cytotex tablets. According to information supplied, the State feels that it has enough evidence to prove a case of murder against Moses. In the meantime, Moses has been in custody since September last year. His case had to be postponed on Monday, due to the fact that he had failed to pay his attorney. He will remain in custody until 14 January, when his case is Juko Moses. expected to continue.
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Members of the Bvuma family with one of the damaged tombstones. By Kaizer Nengovhela
Top honours for Farisani Ramabulana Farisani Ramabulana of Tshiozwi (18), one of the national top achievers in mathematics and science, was over the moon when he was invited to attend during the official announcement of the Grade 12 results at Auckland Park last Wednesday. Ramabulana was a pupil of
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Manaledzi High. He said that although he knew that he had passed matric, he did not expect it to be with flying colours. He obtained seven distinctions: in mathematics, physical science, life sciences, life orientation, Tshivenda, agricultural science and English. Two other top achievers from
Limpopo, Mmadikgetho Komane of Glen Cowie Secondary and Kamokgelo Mamashela of Pax College, were also invited to attend the event. “I am overwhelmed ... I put God first in my studies. I come from a supportive family. I never got all the luxuries, but I got everything I needed for myself and my school,” he said. He said that he attended extra classes at his school as well as weekend classes and winter school. “Hard work, determination and sleepless nights have finally paid off for me,” said Ramabulana. He is going to study mechanical engineering at the University of Witwatersrand. The proud principal of Manaledzi, Mr George Mathivha, said that Ramabulana had shown the capacity and skill to beat many pupils. "I am proud that he put his school on map and that is a great achievement. Education is the only weapon you can use to fight unemployment and poverty,” Mathivha Top learner Farisani Ramabulana was over the moon. said.
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“Hard work, passion and dedication...” Andani Phaswana (17), a matric pupil at the Comprehensive Trinity Academy at Phadzima in the Nzhelele area, obtained five distinctions in the final exams. He achieved 96% in life sciences, 93% in physical science and mathematics, 89% in life orientation and 86% in English. In his other subjects, he did not do badly either, with 79% for Agricultural Sciences and 78% for Tshivenda. Andani ascribes his success to hard work, passion and dedication. “I had to burn the candle at both ends to achieve this,” says an exuberant Andani. This young achiever says that he was greatly motivated by people around him. All those people had expectations that Andani would perform well and
become a torch bearer for his village. “Once you have taken position one, you must know that you have got to maintain it,” he enthuses. “Friends and relatives expected my name to appear among the top achievers in the province or even at national level. But I am satisfied with what I managed to achieve.” He adds that learning does not end in using the prescribed books only, because doing that might somehow limit the scope of a student’s understanding and impinge on the quality of his work. “I understand that every single text book lacks some content in one aspect or another,” he speaks. “So I had to use lots of study guides and extra books.” Mr Rocky Thomas, principal at Comprehensive Trinity
Academy, said Andani was a hard worker but also attributed the commitment and dedication of the teachers to Andani’s achievement. Meanwhile, the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, congratulated all matric students who had excelled. “The world is your oyster,” she said. “Go out there and realise your dreams. This country needs you. To those who did not perform as expected, do not lose heart. We all learn from trial and error.” According to the Department of Education, Limpopo achieved 66.9% in 2012, a quite noticeable improvement from 63.9% of 2011. Andani is going to study actuarial science at the University of Cape Town.
High achiever Mandilakhe Maphaha is being hugged by the happy principal of the school, Mr Cedric Lidzhade, while other top achievers share the excitement. By Elmon Tshikhudo
Mbilwi Secondary continues to shine One of the country’s top performing schools, Mbilwi Secondary School in Vhembe, which has been producing excellent and quality results for years, continues to shine. The school, which has been producing a 100% pass rate for more than ten years, and has been the first school to join the elite clubs of higher achievers in maths and science, attained the best 2012 Grade 12 results in Limpopo. Out of the total number of those who wrote, 325 obtained university exemption, 93 obtained senior certificates without exemption, while three pupils did not pass, giving the school a 99,3% pass rate. The school attained 715 distinctions in different subjects,
Andani Phaswana says study aids and hard work guided him through Grade 12. In the photo, he is seen perusing a book at Guyo Book Services.
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Vhembe bus operators speak in one voice Bus operators functioning under the auspices of the Vhembe Bus Operators Association met at the weekend to discuss matters that affect their daily work. During a meeting held in a bus at the Thohoyandou Bus Rank, more than 40 drivers and general workers elected a committee that will represent them. According to the spokesperson of the organisation, Mr Richard Muofhe, workers in the sector were not united and could not
voice their concerns to the employer in unity. “We have been faced with many challenges for a long time, with no one to present our case to the employer. We decided to form a structure that would represent our needs at the workplace. As drivers, we are not even covered for funerals and our families have to struggle in cases of our members dying,” he added He said many of their members were even forced to drive unroadworthy buses which were
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6 11 January 2013 By our court reporter
September’s gagging order against Limpopo Mirror lifted The Limpopo Mirror succeeded with its application to have a gagging order lifted. In September last year, the newspaper was prohibited from writing about the feud between a local building contractor and one of his customers. Magistrate BVM Bvuma ruled in December that the gagging order should not be made permanent. He refused the request of Robert Mulaudzi, the applicant, and stated that pre-publication interdicts could not be entertained by the court. The legal battle started on 24 September last year when court papers were served on the editor of the Limpopo Mirror. It then materialised that a building contractor from the Vuwani area, Robert Mulaudzi, had instructed his lawyer to obtain an interim court order forcing the paper not to write about a dispute between him and a client, Mrs Azwitamisi Minah Mutheyiwana. The dispute concerns a house that Mulaudzi had renovated for the Mutheyiwana family. He claims they did not make payments as they were supposed to, whereas they claim that he didn’t deliver on his promises. The family contacted one of the Mirror’s reporters and asked him to investigate the matter. Instead of commenting on the allegations and
trusting the newspaper to write a balanced report, Mr Mulaudzi approached the Vuwani Magistrate’s Court. In the absence of any of the defendants, he managed to obtain an interim court interdict, prohibiting the newspaper from disclosing any details about the feud. The gagging order stated that the newspaper could not publish “any article about the applicant and/or his business, which publication may have the current or long-term potential to adversely impact on (the applicant) or his business.” The Limpopo Mirror opted to challenge the gagging order, but did so without any legal representatives in court. On October 30 last year, Anton van Zyl, manager of Limpopo Mirror, argued in court that the interim order was obtained in an irregular manner. The newspaper was never given the opportunity to oppose the application. He also argued that a permanent interdict, such as requested, would lead to a ludicrous situation where the Limpopo Mirror would, in perpetuity, be barred from writing anything that is perceived to be negative about the applicant, irrespective of the applicant’s actions. “Newspapers play an important role in disseminating information … and also need
The house that caused all the trouble ... Mrs Azwitamisi Minah Mutheyiwana and her son, Sehafhi TakalaniMudau, pictured next to the unfinished house that led to the dispute. Mrs Mutheyiwana claimed that she had paid the contractor, Robert Mulaudzi, R87 000 and was left with an unfinished house. Mr Robert Mulaudzi claimed that the family did not abide by the contract agreement and failed to pay him what was agreed. He notified them timeously of the breach of agreement and, in the end, had no other option than to stop the construction work.
to play a watchdog role should there be transgressions,” he said and made reference to various laws that protect consumers. “Should the applicant not abide by any such legislation, consumers must feel free to complain about this and the press should not be afraid to write about it,” he argued. Mulaudzi’s lawyer, TA Netshinombelo, argued that publication of such articles would tarnish his client’s good reputation and would also affect his business. “No publication has a licence to publish malicious rumours and/or personal vendetta(s) against a person … particularly if the motive of publication is pressure from the first respondent,” the court heard. The first respondent in the case is a family member of Mrs Mutheyiwana, a certain Mr Joseph Mulaudzi. Joseph Mulaudzi contacted the newspaper and asked that the reporter investigate what was happening. Joseph was also being accused of sending threatening SMSes to Robert Mulaudzi (the applicant in the case). Magistrate Bvuma eventually made a ruling on 14 December last year. He referred to the rights of the applicant in the case and said Mr Robert Mulaudzi had been within his rights when he approached the court to try and protect his good name and his business. He referred to cases where the courts had ruled that people did not have to wait for the actual damage to happen, but should try and stop such action. He felt, however, that Mr Mulaudzi had had other remedies available and should not expect the court to issue pre-publication interdicts for protection. Magistrate Bvuma referred to the fact that the Limpopo Mirror subscribes to the Press Ombudsman’s Code of Conduct and stated that Mr Mulaudzi was at liberty to approach this body and complain about any perceived biased reporting. The Limpopo Mirror was assisted in this case by Willem de Klerk, an attorney specialising in media law. He was delighted with the outcome of the case and described it as a victory for press freedom in South Africa. Van Zyl said that this was part of an escalating problem where the freedom of expression was being suppressed by litigation. “People should not be afraid to ask courts to protect their individual rights, but these rights should be weighed up against the rights of the broader public,” he said. “The media should be held accountable and should act in a responsible manner,” he said but urged readers to trust the newspaper to report in a fair and unbiased manner. “If we do not live up to the expectations, readers should rather approach the relevant industry bodies, such as the Press Ombudsman,” he said. The services of the Press Ombudsman are free of charge, whereas civil court cases can end up costing hundreds of thousands of rands.
Mr Nkhumiseni Mulaudzi of Vyeboom and his long-time sweetheart, Mukundwa Luvhengo of Gondeni village, tied the knot during a ceremony at the Thohoyandou Technical High School hall on Saturday, December 22. Notice
Sale of immature avocados prohibited The sale of immature avocados (which will not ripen properly) is now prohibited in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act. According to a media release by the South African Avocado Growers’ Association, inspectors from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will be testing maturity levels of early season avocados offered for sale. If avocados are found to be immature, the sale of this fruit will be prohibited. In the past, avocados found by inspectors to be immature were downgraded to “lowest grade”, but could still be sold. However, in 2013, immature fruit will have to be destroyed. Avocado growers are advised to ensure that their fruit meets the required maturity standard before picking. For the cultivar Fuerte, fruit moisture content must be 80% or less. Reputable avocado pack houses are all able to carry out the necessary maturity testing. DAFF inspectors will be checking avocado maturity on the National Fresh Produce Markets. Growers should be sure that their avocados are properly mature before harvesting to ensure that they do not run the risk of having their fruit destroyed. For further information on maturity testing, contact the Subtropical Growers Association (Subtrop), Tel 015 307 3676.
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Musina bids farewell to Razwiedani “As an accounting officer, you are not there to serve any sectorial or special interest, or show favour to any group. You must act as a representative of the people, putting politics aside, and prioritise administration and the smooth running of the municipality.”
These were the words of a highly respected administrator, Mr Shumani Razwiedani, during his farewell function at Musina last December. He was seconded from the Vhembe District Municipality to act as Musina’s municipal manager six months ago. He steered the municipality
to stability, until the appointment of Mr Johnson Matshivha as the new municipal manager of Musina last week. Razwiedani said serving as acting municipal manager had been a great privilege. “The time went by in a flash, but it has been a remarkable period, and one that I have enjoyed immensely. Over the past six months, the people in Musina have provided great support and have helped me immensely.” He thanked Mayor Carol Phiri and her councillors for their support throughout his stay in Musina. “Their support was overwhelming. I will always cherish the good memories of how we worked together in Mr Shumani Razwiedani (centre) receives a gift from Cllr Bigboy developing the loving Ndou (left) and the newly appointed municipal manager, Mr Johnson community of Musina,” Matshivha. he added. Notice
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Makhado Municipality Mayor Cllr David Mutavhatsindi handed Christmas presents in the form of clothes to the new-born babies at both Louis Trichardt Memorial and Elim Hospital on Christmas Day. Mothers of the babies were very excited about receiving the gifts from the mayor. By Mashudu Netsianda
Cattle thief to spend 36 years in jail An 80-year-old Beit Bridge resident, who stole 72 cattle to the value of R360 000, was sentenced to an effective 36 years in jail. The case was finalised shortly before the festive season 2012. The cattle belonged to local villagers. The animals were stolen while they were grazing at Dodieburn Ranch. The suspect, Makhalima, was arrested during a recent anti-stock theft operation at Zezani village outside Beit Bridge. During the operation, the police recovered more than 100 stolen cattle. Daniel Makhalima of Ngoma village pleaded not guilty to four
counts of stock theft, but was convicted by local magistrate Ms Gwineth Drawo. He was sentenced to nine years for each of the four counts, bringing to 36 the total number of years he will spend in jail. Makhalima’s 14-year-old son, who faced the same charges, was acquitted, due to the failure by the State to link the boy to the offence. The prosecutor, Mr Jabulani Mberesi, said that between August last year and 1 March this year, Moyo and his son teamed up with Polite Ndlovu, Witness Moyo and Tshengu Moyo. They then went to Dodieburn Ranch
outside Beit Bridge, where they spotted the complainants’ cattle grazing. The court heard that Moyo and his accomplices drove the animals to their homesteads in Ngoma where they penned them. They dehorned the animals and tampered with the brand marks. Acting on a tip-off, police descended on the Makhalima’s homestead and arrested him, leading to the discovery of nine of the stolen cattle, to the value of R45 000. Some of the animals were found penned at Makhalima’s kraal while others were kept at his field.
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8 11 January 2013 By Silas Nduvheni
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Meandering queues of cars, stretching for about 5km, on the road leading to the Beit Bridge border post were seen waiting for customs and immigration clearances on Friday. By Mashudu Netsianda
Huge traffic chaos at border post There was chaos at Beit Bridge Border Post between last Friday and Monday this week, resulting in a disruption in the smooth flow of traffic in the border town, following a sharp increase in the volume of traffic passing through the port of entry into South Africa. Limpopo Mirror observed long winding queues of both heavy and light vehicles. Mostly South African-registered cars and buses lined up on the road leading to Beit Bridge border post on the Zimbabwean side and stretched for about 10km. Police, immigration officers and new Limpopo Bridge Company workers had a torrid time as they controlled the queues in an effort to reduce congestion at the busiest inland port of entry in sub-Saharan Africa. The local assistant regional immigration manager in charge of Beit Bridge Border Post, Mr Charles Gwede, attributed the sudden increase in the volume of traffic to mounting pressure on the South African side, resulting in delays in the clearance of traffic entering the country. “We were forced to hold the cars up for several hours, largely because our South African counterparts are failing to absorb pressure on their side, resulting in the formation of long winding queues on
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The cell phone giant, MTN, injected R100 000 into Gombani Bricks Primary Co-operative outside Mutale shortly before Christmas 2012. During the event, a member of the co-operative and the mother of seven children, Ms Phatutshedzo Mulungufhala (30), could not believe it when she received a five-roomed house, built by South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) in Limpopo. Speaking during the ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Hendrietta BogopaneZulu, said it was important to equip people with skills in order for them to take care of themselves.
“Women of Gombani and surrounding communities cannot afford to be perpetual beggars,” she added. The Gombani Bricks Primary Co-operative is the brainchild of Bogopane-Zulu and was spearheaded by her almost a year ago when she was still the Deputy Minister of Public Works. “Looking back when I first visited Gombani village, almost a year ago, there was no electricity or a proper road, but now all that is in the past. The village now has electricity, toilets, new RDP houses and better roads,” she added. Bogopane-Zulu also announced that 24 new RDP houses are to be built in Gombani village
early next year. She urged contractors to purchase bricks manufactured by the co-operatives, so that the project could receive a direct cash injection. MTN Group Pty Limited’s Chief of Corporate Services Officer, Mr Robert Madzonga, said the MTN Group decided to help the marginalised rural communities. He said Gombani was a small rural village and should be developed. Gombani Brick Primary Cooperative group leader Ms Livhuwani Tshikosi said members of the group used to worry how Christmas and the New Year would look without money, “but now we will be able to put food on the table for our families.”
Photographed during the event are, from left to right, the chief corporate officer of the MTN group, Mr Robert Madzonga, the mayor of the Mutale local municipality, Cllr Josephine Mukwevho, Gombani Bricks Co-operative Project leader Ms Livhuwani Tshikosi and Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu. Entertainment
Tshitereke village turns to Kingston The village of Tshitereke, outside Thohoyandou, resembled Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica, when two prominent local reggae sensations gave their fans an early Christmas bonus during a live performance over the weekend. Shufflers Ragimana and Jahman Chiganja put their reggae music lovers on cloud nine as singing and dancing was the order of the day until the wee hours of the next morning. The two artists left hundreds music maniacs crying for more as they continued to hit them with sweet music which took their blues away. The artists took control of the stage when they hit their fans with their famous songs. After their performance, Shufflers said he was satisfied that, at long last, he had performed with distinction for his fans. “Many
people did not have the opportunity to see me performing live, but they now had the opportunity to do so on their home soil. I am very happy as I could see that the people were happy through their reaction when I was performing on stage. I’m still prepared to give more to my fans in future.
This show was a way of saying ‘thank you’ to my loyal fans because they have supported me through and through.” The same sentiments were echoed by Jahman Chiganja. “I’m happy that I have made my fans happy. This is the best Christmas gift I could ever offer to them.”
Shufflers Ragimana (left) and Jahman Chiganja during their performance at Tshitereke village.
11 January 2013 9 By Elmon Tshikhudo
Mike Nkuna entertains Nkuzana residents
Komatiland Forests awarded wood collectors certificates of appreciation at Komatiland Forests during a ceremony on 6 December. Photographed during the event are (front row, from left to right) Norman Khosa (Komatiland Forests firewood collectors co-ordinator), Elelwani Mahada (firewood collector), Tshiwela Nkhumeleni (roads and safety officer), Elisa Tshiwela, Selina Nemakhavhani, Brenda Masiagwala, Takalani Maphauphau, Constance Makhokha and Johannes Ramuhulu. In the back row are Mukondi Muavhelo (Komatiland supervisor), Wilbert Radzilani (firewood collector), Mbulaheni Nemakhavhani (forester), Norman Mulovhedzi (firewood collector), Tshinyadzo Solly (Komatiland forest guard), Robert Mulomo wa Ndau, Enos Mukheli, Elias Makhavhu, Alfred Tshigoba (Komatiland guard) and Salphina Mamba.
Mr Mike Nkuna of the Masingita Group of Companies recently splashed more than R300 000 to spoil the community of Nkuzana in the Makhado Municipality. He organised food and drinks for the community. Nkuna also gave food parcels to 100 vulnerable children in the area at a cost of R250 each. He had also paid for musicians such as the internationally recognised group Khanghela and Sunnyboy Mhlengwe to entertain them. This is not the first time he had ploughed back into his community. Last year, he gave food parcels to 50 children. The event has excited the
community since Nkuna is not a resident of the area as he is staying at Shitlhelani Village in Malamulele. The event was attended by the political leadership of three municipalities,Thulamela, Greater Giyani and Makhado. Addressing the crowd, Nkuna said his parents were warmly welcomed by the community when they started a shop and settled in the village in 1972. “Since it was our first family business, I can say my business life started at Nkuzana and we must learn to give credit where credit is due,” he said. Nkuna said because of the scourge of Aids, some families were faced with the harsh reality
of poverty, to the extent that some could not afford a loaf of bread. “Those of us who have made it must make destitute youths enjoy the fruits of our labours as a way of inspiring them to succeed,” said Nkuna. He said he was given a piece of land by the traditional leadership and would build a mall in the community this year as a way of providing jobs to the community. “We must change focus; rather than giving the community fish, we will be teaching them how to fish,” he said. “If my parents were turned away from Nkuzana, I would probably not be a successful man,” he said.
Motivational speaker Mr Mpfunzeni Vele urged parents to look after their children if they would like to see development in their area. Vele said children, if not well looked after, would be a lost generation and that the country would not have solid leadership. He was speaking during a function to say goodbye to children who will be leaving the crèche for school in 2013. Here, happy children at Muledane Community Crèche and their guardians pose for a photo during a Businessman Mike Masingita Nkuna, handing over groceries to disadvantaged people at his home village of Nkuzana as a goodwill gesture. ceremony to bid them farewell. Fixtures
Battle of the stars CALL FOR PUBLIC REVIEW For Provincial Nature Reserves PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN/S The Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism (LEDET) is the designated Management Authority for all Provincial Nature Reserves and is responsible for the compilation of a Protected Area Management Plan (PAMP) for each reserve in accordance with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, No. 57 of 2003. Each PAMP is comprised of one Five-year Strategic Management Plan (SMP) and five consecutive Annual Plans of Operation (APO’s). The SMP provides an overarching mangement framework and zonation plan for the protected area and informs the subsequent management activities on the reserve through five consecutive APO’s. It is a requirement of the Act that the Designated Management Authority (LEDET) engage with interested and affected parties in the compilation of these Plans. X NCC Environmental Services (NCC) is the service provider appointed to compile these plans. Significant consultation has already taken place in the development of the Draft Strategic Management Plans, including consultation with Reserve Managers, LEDET & LTA officials, the respective Reserve Planning Teams (which include key local stakeholders), and broader stakeholders at stakeholder engagement workshops (26 November - 05 December 2012). x Stakeholders are hereby invited to contribute to the further development of the SMPs by providing comment on the SMPs within the provided timeframe: 07 January - 08 February 2013. x A downloadable SMP and Comment Form per nature reserve (PDF version) are now available for your review and comment - http://www.ncc-group.co.za/blog. In addition, a printed copy of the SMP and a Comment Form Booklet are available at the nature reserves admin office reception, and at various local venues, as indicated in the Table below. x SMP AVAILABLE AT THE RESERVE/ RESERVE MANAGER CONTACT NUMBER
SMP AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING ALTERNATE VENUE
Nzhelele Nature Reserve
Reserves Admin Office Reception Mrs Nkwashu: 082 768 8708
Makhado Local Municipality Reception: 83 Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt
Musina Nature Reserve
Reserves Admin Office Reception Mr Dzivhane: 082 807 5031
Musina Local Municipality Reception: 21 Irwin Street, Musina
Makuya Nature Reserve
Reserves Admin Office Reception Mr Seani: 071 689 2290
Mutale Local Municipality Reception: New Municipal Building, Mutale Town
Nwanedi Nature Reserve
Reserves Admin Office Reception Ms Ndifelani: 082 377 3866
Mutale Local Municipality Reception: New Municipal Building, Mutale Town
Langjan Nature Reserve
Reserves Admin Office Reception Ms Nelwamondo: 082 686 2443
Makhado Local Municipality Reception: 83 Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt
Blouberg Nature Reserve
Reserves Admin Office Reception Mr van Wyk: 083 251 7071
Mutale Local Municipality Reception: New Municipal Building, Mutale Town
Maleboch Nature Reserve
Reserves Admin Office Reception Mr Moroatshehla: 082 882 4607
Mutale Local Municipality Reception: New Municipal Building, Mutale Town
NCC encourages you to review the SMP, and make comment within the 30-day period provided. Comments submitted after the 08th February 2013 can unfortunately not be accommodated. For more information and/or assistance contact: Ms Farha Ally, Tel: 021 702 2884 - Cell: 078 734 5775 or Email: email@example.com
After a recess of a month, the affiliates for the Limpopo Stream of the SAFA Second Division will be back in action this weekend. The Vhembe derby between Nobela All Stars and Phungo All Stars will take place at the Lesly Manyathela Stadium in Musina tomorrow. Rospa United, who narrowly escaped relegation last season, will play in front of their home crowd. They will host Masesetlane All Stars at the University of Venda Stadium tomorrow. Basel FC have reason to believe that they will collect the maximum points this weekend. They will entertain Winners Park FC at the Makwarela Stadium. Basel are still to lose a match at home this season. They are one of the hot contenders for the league title. The other fixtures are Baroka FC vs Ray Pillars, Baobab Zero Fake vs Mighty FC, Giyani Hotspurs vs Blue Rocks, Lephalale Young Killers vs Magezi FC and Modimolle Aces vs The Dolphins.
10 11 January 2013 Fixtures
By Ndivhuwo Musetha
Brutal murder angers Tshiombo residents Numerous matches for Makhado teams The community of Tshiombo village, outside Thohoyandou, say they have had enough of Zimbabwean nationals, following the brutal killing of a young woman and an attack on her mother. During a tense meeting held at the Chief of Tshiombo’s kraal shortly before Christmas 2012, the angry community stated that they wanted all Zimbabwean nationals out of the area. Chief Ratshilumela Tovhowani Mathoho confirmed that the community wanted all Zimbabweans out of the village. Mathoho, however, advised the community to follow the proper channels by writing a letter to the police at Mutale, explaining their decision. Mutale police spokesperson Tshilidzi Nyambeni confirmed that a Zimbabwean national was recently arrested in connection with the murder of Ms Phuluso Kharivhe (21), and the attack on her mother, Christinah. Nyambeni said the suspect was arrested at Matangari village with the assistance of the Thohoyandou police. The suspect had already appeared in the Mutale Magistrate’s Court and the case was postponed. Phuluso and her mother were attacked on December 9 at about 19:00, while they were walking to their home. According to Christina (48), she was walking with her daughter, Phuluso,
The affiliates of the Makhado LFA will play several matches this weekend. Saturday: Magwaba League: Dopeni United vs Raliphaswa Rolling Stones, Kokwane Footprints FC vs Vuvha Kill them All, Phadzima Shining Stars vs Matshavhawe Come to See, Mavhunga Home Sweepers vs Sangoma Black Robbers, Mandala Happy Boys vs Vuvha Young Stars, Tshikombani Super Stars vs Matshavhawe United FC, Tshirenzheni Peace Makers vs Dopeni Mighty Comrades, Maulama Happy Vultures vs Maelula New Mates, Tshikombani Arsenal vs JK Masetoni United, Khakhu Fast XI vs Tshikhudo First Profession, Nzhelele Home Sweepers vs Fondwe Mighty Blue, Nzhelele United vs Khakhu Young Chiefs, FJ Napoli vs Fundudzi United Brothers, Mphephu Hot Spurs vs Lungisani Arsenal, Tshifhume Self Defence vs Matanda Rockers, Sheshe Bush Bucks vs Makungwi Acron FC, Mphephu Naughty Boys vs Thononda All Stars, Mphaila Young Tigers vs Khalavha Napoli, Tremmer Boys vs Mandiwana Soccer Academy, Matanda Seven Stars vs Paradise Mighty Dribblers, Mamvuka Heroes FC vs Manyii Stars and Paradise Mighty Dribblers vs Luvhalani
and her grandson, Thangano Phuluso was buried on SaturLifamisa (5), when they saw day morning (15 December) at a man following them with a her home village of Munginditorch in his hand. Christina, ni, during a very emotional who was carrying her three- ceremony. month-old grandson, Wangoho, Her mother also attended the on her back, said the suspect funeral. used a rock to hit her on the Phuluso’s father, Gerson head before he stabbed Phuluso Kharivhe, said he was frustrated with a knife. by the death of his daughter as She said the suspect also she had left a baby behind. “No stabbed her several times on one is working in this family. her back while saying that he We all rely on my mother’s wanted a cell-phone “before he grant,” he added. would rape me. I told him that would only happen when I was dead. I continued fighting him until Zwidofhelangani Ravhutulu arrived at the scene and the suspect disappeared into the bush,” said Christina. Community members then came and called an ambulance that transported Phluso and Christina to the Donald Frazer hospital, where Christina Kharivhe displays the stab wounds Phuluso later she sustained during the attack. Inset: Lost her life ... Miss Phindulo Kharivhe died.
Sunshine Pirates. Limpopo Dairy League: Manavhela Real Fighters vs Maebane Young Eagles, Midoroni Real Hearts vs Makhitha Iarunga, Kutama Young Satrs vs Muduluni Young Chiefs, Madombidzha Celtics vs Ravele Black Dragons, Ravele Highlanders vs Maebane Aces United, Ramantsha vs Gogobole Bucs, Muraleni United Brothers vs Tshikodobo Barcelona, Benny’s Sport Academy vs Muraleni Young Rebellions, Maebani Peace Makers vs Madombidzha Try Again, Holy of Holies vs Ramantsha Lotavha and Gogobole Home Defenders vs Manavhela Black Aces. Elim Spar League: Pfananani Home Defenders vs Thanwana Celtics, Muila Shooting Satrs vs Muwaweni Lucky Stars, Thohololo Continental Stars vs Muila, Mukondeni Ratananng vs VK Muila, Manyima Mars Brothers vs Madadzhi Eversmiling, Sereni Home Boys vs Mulima, Mabedegwa United vs Valdezia Santos, Mathlari vs Khomananai, Wata Peace Makers vs Waterval Super Strikers, Nwaxinyamane All Stars vs Nwaxinyamane United, Masakona United vs Ribolla Mountain Rangers, Elim Blackpool vs Valdezia Juventus, Waterval Young Tigers vs Matsila Morning Sweepers, Basani United vs Bungeni Young
Diplomats, Maindis Express vs Waterval All Stars and Mpheni Hungry Lions vs Zabalaza Home Boys. Sunday: Makhadzi Funeral League: Musha Atlantic vs Mariadze Shooting Stars, Mashau Thenga Black Lions vs Tshakhuma Shooting Stars, Masokolora vs Tshipuseni All Stars, Tshakhuma Blue Birds vs Tshitavhadulu Elemel, United Mutsha Sea Robbers vs Valdezia Malumbete Express, Vhangani Freedom Celebrities vs Tshakhuma Peace Makers, Doli Anchors vs Gwamasenga and Mission Young Rovers vs Tshakhuma Fenele. Limpopo Dairy League: Muduluni Young Chiefs vs Manavhela Black Aces, Makhitha Iarunga vs Kutama Young Stars, Maebani Young Eagles vs Midoroni Real Haerts, Ramantsha Lotavha vs Manavhela Real Fighters, Madombidzha Celtic vs Gogobole Home Defenders, Ravele Black Dragons vs Ravele Highlanders, Maebane Aces United vs Ramantsha United, Gogobole Bucs vs Muraleni United Brothers, Tshikhodobo Barcelona vs Benny’s Sport Academy, Muraleni Young Rebellions vs Maebane Peace Makers, Madombidzha Try Again vs Holy of Holies and Ramantsha Lotavha vs Manavhela Real Fighters.
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12 11 January 2013 By Kaizer Nengovhela
Leopards and coach Palmer part ways
Sibasa Superspar shop elders hand over gifts of Bibles to the company management during the year-end function. Receiving the gifts are, from left, Spar CEO Joe Lubisi and Sibasa Superspar manager Captain Mutangwa.
The CEO of Sibasa SuperSpar, Thohoyandou Spar, Tops Thohoyandou and Sibasa, Mr Joe Lubisi, said it was only valuable staff contributions that led to the company´s success over the last five years. Lubisi was addressing staff during a staff year-end function that was recently held at the 2010 Centre in Thohoyandou. During the function, staff who went the extra mile and excelled in their respective departments received certificates and cash. Sibasa Superspar store manager Captain Mutangwa thanked all staff for their dedication towards the successes of the store. “We have improved tremendously this year and we hope we will have a better and improved function next year. We urge all to roll up your sleeves, so that we can give our clients the best,” he said. In the pictures are long-serving staff members with their awards. Also in the photo is Sibasa Superspar manager Captain Mutangwa (fifth from right).
Black Leopards recently parted ways with Coach Ian Palmer, after he had guided the team for about three months. Leopards’ spokesperson, Mr Tendani Thidiela, confirmed Palmer’s departure. According to him, Palmer’s contract with the club was terminated on New Year’s Day, due to what was termed as ‘irreconcilable differences’. Prior to his exit, Palmer was suspended, with the club investigating allegations of the mistreatment of players. Palmer’s former assistant, Mr Abel Makhubela, has been appointed as caretaker-coach. Makhubela has been with the team for years and has served as assistant to Messrs Vladislav Heric and Sunday Chidzambwa and lately to Palmer. Makhubela took charge of Lidoda Duvha’s final game in 2012, a 1-1 draw with Telkom Knockout champions Bloemfontein Celtic in December. Thidiela has confirmed that Makhubela has been elevated to head coach of the club for the rest of Leopards’ assistant coach, Mr Abel Makhubele. the season. The former Safa coaching instructor is no stranger to Lidoda Duvha’s hot seat. He was in charge when Leopards beat the Zimbabwean giants, Motor Action, 3-1 in a CAF Confederations Cup match last year. Makhubela was in Germany in May 2012 to improve his coaching skills and Lidoda Duvha supporters will hope the knowledge he gained in Frankfurt will help him guide the club to top honours. Thidiela also confirmed that Makhubela will be assisted by club’s goalkeeper coach, Edward Ansah. Of his eight matches in charge, Palmer won two, lost four and shared the spoils in two matches, leaving the club sitting in the 12th spot on the log, with 17points from 16 matches. Makhubela’s first assignment will be a home fixture against Bidvest Wits on 13 February at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Former Black Leopards coach, Mr Ian Palmer.
CONSTANCE IS OUR BAKKIE WINNER! A resident of Muwaweni, Ms Constance Khomola, will never forget Christmas 2012. On Saturday, 22 December, she won a Christmas gift of a brand new bakkie at Elim Superspar. Ms Lillian Maluleke, store manager of Elim Superspar, stated that the store was commit-
ted to giving back to the community and providing the best quality service to its customers. “Our business partners are community members from different villages, who have always helped to uplift the standard of life for indigent members of community. We are looking forward to other business ventures, until we win
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this war against poverty and unemployment,” she added. Khomola, a teacher by profession and the mother of four children, shed tears of joy when she selected the right key to start the car. She was accompanied by her husband, John. The visibly excited Khomola did not have
Ms Martha Matshimuli (left), one the customers, receives a voucher of R1 500 from Ms Lillian Maluleke, manager of Elim Spar.
enough words to thank Spar for the role they played in her life. “I have never received such a big prize in my life. I am now happy because I know there are people who care out there. Thank you Spar, a thousand times. I will never forget the great job done.” The other nine finalists each received a voucher of R1 500.
Ms Grace Chabalala (left) receives a R1 500 voucher from Ms Lillian Maluleke, manager of Elim Spar.
Top: Photographed during the presentation of the prizes are, from left to right, Messrs LJ Coetzee and John Khomola, Ms Constance Khomola (winner) and Ms Lillian Maluleke (manager of Elim Spar). Left: Mr LJ Coetzee presents a voucher of R1 500 to Mr Phineus Mhangani, and Ms Lillian Maluleke, manager of Elim Spar, is looking on. Right: The customers who were chosen to compete for the final big prize, the car.
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The Thohoyandou po lice are appealing to the public to help them trace this man, only known as Junior or Terry. According to the police spokesperson, Const Avhafarei Tshiovhe, the police want him so that he can assist them in a case of theft under false pretenses. People with information can contact the investigating officer, W/O Ntshavheni Ratshiedana, at 015 960 1009 or 082 469 1067. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
New house for indigent couple A 47-year-old homeless man could not contain his joy when he heard that a building construction company has set aside R55 000 to build him a house and buy him some furniture. Mr Josepth Khuba’s oneroomed, mud-brick house was destroyed by a rain storm on the night of 5 September last year when he and his spouse, Ms Azwindini Selina Maano (39, were fast asleep at their home in Tshikwarani in the Kutama area. He was left homeless. Rendeals Four Consulting has committed itself to building a four-roomed house for Khuba and Maano, after Cllr Nndwamato Kutama (Ward 26) had requested a donation of a house for the indigent couple. “We anticipate that the work should be completed before the end of January,” said Rendeals Four
Consulting’s CEO, Mr Goddard Masiavhula. Masiavhula said that he was deeply touched by the family’s painful situation when Cllr Kutama forwarded him the sad news and pictures of the collapsed house. He then decided to help out when there was still time. The company is based in Johannesburg, while Masiavhula originally came from Tshikwarani. The opening-of-the-site construction event was attended by Khosi Vho-Vele Kutama and members of both the Kutama Traditional Authority and Kutama Royal Council, and Rendeals’ site developer, Mr David Masemola. Makhado Municipality’s representative, Mr Patrick Mobbie, indicated at length that the municipality encouraged projects of
this nature. “We are also happy to see this kind of good relationship between the ward councillors and the traditional council,” Mobbie said. “I want to believe that it is the kind of this relationship which convinced Rendeals Four Consulting to agree to build a house for a needy family.” As a result of this project, at least four unemployed people have been hired to work on the project as a short-term relief measure. Mr Khuba and his spouse manage to scratch out a living by performing small chores in households around the village. “I cannot tell how great my joy has become,” said Khuba. “People (Kutama Traditional Authority and Cllr Kutama) came to inform me about the house to be built for me. I didn’t ask for a house.This is a true gift! “
Photographed at the premises where the new house is being built are, from left to right, Mr Ludwik Mahuwa, Khosi Vho-Vele Kutama, Mr Leslie Ramabulana, Cllr Nndwamato Kutama and Ms Jane Gabara.
Young volunteers of the Youth Against Crime project assisted the South African Police Service last month to bring more visible policing to the central business district of Makhado (Louis Trichardt) and other centres during the festive season. This group was photographed alongside Songozwi street. Police
Correspondent detained by border police Limpopo Mirror’s correspondent at Beit Bridge, Mr Mashudu Netsianda, was detained by the SAPS at the Beit Bridge border post on Monday afternoon, allegedly at the instigation of the local Border Control Operation Coordinating Committee (BCOCC) coordinator, Mr Michael Malindi. This reporter had apparently approached Malindi, seeking a comment on the situation at the border post, following massive congestion that had resulted in travellers’ being delayed at the port of entry. Netsianda and a colleague from a Zimbabwean newspaper were taken to the SAPS offices at around at 12:20 where they were subsequently detained for at least three hours by detectives from the Crime Intelligence Unit for questioning. The journalists’ passports, notebooks and a camera which, however, did not contain images of the border, were confiscated by the detectives as they interrogated them. At around 15:00, the two were released after police had failed to press charges against them. Meanwhile, BCOCC spokesperson Mr Patrick Moengs attributed the border delays to an increase in movement as more Zimbabweans working in South Africa were returning in large numbers as well as the rigorous border screening processes involved. “As border authorities, we are dealing with nationalities of different countries, hence we are obliged to check on various things, Mr Mashudu Net which include scrutinis- sianda
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The unemployed Mr Joseph Khuba and his wife Selina stand in front the house which was destroyed by the storm.
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14 11 January 2013 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
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Junior Chiefs the Zama-Zama champs Junior Chiefs were presented with a floating trophy, R10 000 cash and gold medals during a ceremony that was held at the grounds shortly after the final. The runner-up, Giyani All Stars, received a cash prize of R5 000 and silver medals. Teams that were booted out of the competition in the semifinal stage, Mhlokozi Fast Move and Xitlakati Rovers, walked away with a cash prize of R2500 each. Teams which managed to reach the quarterfinal stage of the competition were presented with soccer balls. The individual awards were presented to Akani Banda of Giyani All Stars (top goal scorer), Kenny Shirinda (referee of
the tournament), Sdumo Khosa of Mhlokozi Fast Move (best goalkeeper), Phumzile Khoza of Junior Chiefs (coach of the tournament) and Gadiel Ngoveni of Junior Chiefs (player of the tournament). Junior Chiefs from Nwakhuwanu village near Giyani are the 2012 Zama-zama Soccer Challenge champions. They beat the much-feared Giyani All Stars 1-0 in the final at the Homu 14b grounds in Giyani on Monday, December 31. The caretaker-coach of Black Leopards, Mr Abel Makhubele, and the Dynamos head coach, Mr Owen da Gama, were some of the dignitaries who attended the final. Thirty-two teams from Giyani and the surrounding areas
took part in the tournament. The teams that battled it out in the annual event are: Siyandani Golden City, Junior Chiefs, Real Madrid, Olifantshoek Liverpool, Mapuve City Castle, Mhlokozi Fast Move, KYD, Khumbula All Stars, Vasco Da Gama, Homu Fighters, Nyange Rollers, Mapayeni Gladiators, Mninginisi Citizens, Giyani All Stars, Nkhunyani Sunshine, Jackson Young Stars, Nkuri United, Mapuve All Stars, Skhunyani Home Leaders, Two For Joy, Barcelona, Gawula Movers, Makhosani FC, Ngobe Bombers, Juluka Benfica, Homu 14a Manchester, Jet Aces, Manombe Flying Boys, Ngobe Leeds United, Shitakati Rovers, Hatama Bust Eleven and Bay United.
Memorial Hospital rewards its staff The Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital awarded members of its staff certificates of recognition and tokens of appreciation during the year-end function held at the hospital a fortnight ago. Ten staff members were awarded certificates for long service, which ranged from 20 to 30 years of loyal and dedicated service. Six certificates of appreciation were handed over to six retired employees, after the hospital acknowledged that they were still part of the hospital's family. Certificates of recognition were also given to internal departmental teams which have gone the extra mile in making
sure that health care is provided to the patients. Among others, the pharmacy team received Best Batho-Pele trophy and a certificate for improvement of public service results in delivering service in a manner emphasizing timelessness, kindness, helpfulness, efficiency and courtesy. “It warms up my heart to receive recognition from my work place,” said the award's recipient, Daniel Mhlongo. “We were able to achieve all this because of team work.” Local motivational speaker and pastor Mrs Violet Liremi advised people to stay away from thoughts and ideas of jealousy in the work place. “Positive attitude
sees an answer in every problem,” Liremi told the people. “We must teach ourselves to learn from other people's mistakes, so as not to repeat the same mistakes. Being jealous of an efficient colleague will not add any value to your life or work.” Liremi concluded by telling the people to seek advice from those who had walked the path before them, if ever they needed some work-related information or knowledge. She said thoughts of jealousy created much backlog and incompetency in many governmental institutions, where colleagues fight for positions instead of delivering service to the community.
By Kaizer Nengovhela
Four teams can still win the Total Cup Four Safa Vhembe teams will participate in the semifinals and final of the prestigious Total Cup at the Makwarela Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday. The total sponsorship for the tournament amounts to R100 000. Madombidzha Western Stars will play against United Artist at 13:00 and Jerome River Bank will clash with Makwarela Development at 15:00. The manager of United Artists , Mr Shumani Mashau, said that his
players were ready for any team. According to him, his team will definitely be the new champions. Mashau said that his boys usually played well in knock-out competitions. The managing director of Madombidzha Western Stars, Mr Mashudu Mulaudzi, said that they were fully prepared for the tournament and highly motivated to win. “My boys are ready. We have done our homework and we promise our supporters that, come Sunday, they will see my
boys lift the trophy high,” said Mr Shakes Mudanalo, MD of Makwarela Development. Mr Musa Nobela, coach of Jerome River Banks, is also optimistic that his team will win the final. According to the chairperson Mr Daniel Mhlongo receives an award from the of the competition committee hospital´s acting CEO, Ms Connie Raulinga. of Safa Vhembe, Mr Mulimisi Muneri, the final will attract many soccer lovers. He appealed to the big teams to come and scout young talented players on Saturday and Sunday .
The housekeeping team was awarded for being innovative in public service. Ms Maria Ramingo (left) accepts the team´s award and certificate from Ms Connie Raulinga.
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Two Vuwani escapees in custody again Two notorious Vuwani escapees, Mushe Nemudzivhadi (23) and Moses “Siganya” Tshishonga (28), were recaptured in October and November 2012, after evading the police for almost five months. Nemudzivhadi and Tshishonga are among the five trial-awaiting suspects who escaped from the Vuwani police station's holding cells on 3 June last year. They allegedly escaped through a hole they had cut in the roof of the room. The police followed a lead and arrested Tshishonga in Jabulani, Johannesburg. Nemudzivhadi was recaptured on 28 November in the Vhembe area, where he had been continuing to terrorise the communities. The two men appeared in the Vuwani Magistrate's Court on 14 December 2012 on charges of escaping from lawful custody and malicious damage to state property. Tshishonga was sentenced to an effective 48 months' imprisonment, while Nemudzivhadi got a sentence of 60 months in jail. Both accused were declared unfit to possess a firearm and ammunition for the rest of their lives. The accussed were initially in the police holding cells for crimes which ranged from armed robbery,
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hereof.c/o Adv M.T. Muthige, Office No:98/102, 1st Floor, Khoroni Hotel, Thohoyandou, P.O. Box 921, Vuwani 0952, Tel: 072 672 4542, REF: Muthige/ est01/13 IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF THOHOYANDOU HELD AT THOHOYANDOU Case number: 692/2010 In the matter between: LSM Logistics (Pty) Ltd Execution Creditor and Kalahari Productions and Booksellers Execution Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION IN COMPLIANCE with the judgement of the Magistrate’s Court of Thohoyandou and the re-issued warrant of execution served on the 16th day of August 2012, the undermentioned goods will be sold in execution on Friday the 25th day of January 2013 at 11h00 at the offices of the Sheriff of the Court, Thohoyandou Sheriff’s Storeroom at Shayandima, to the highest bidder without warranties or representations. Execution Debtor’s Rights Title and Interest in and to: 1 x Mercedes-Benz Motor Vehicle, Registration Number: BDF862L. Terms of Sale: Strictly Cash, If at is payable, it will be payable by the purchaser. Signed at Thohoyandou on this 30th day of November 2012. Booyens Du Preez & Boshoff INC. 653 Mphephu Drive,P West,Thohoyandou,Tel: 015 962 4305/6, Ref: HH DU PREEZ/jp/X586 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS SUBDIVISION AND REZONING OF ERF 2273, MAHWELERENG A IN TERMS OF PROCLAMATION R293 OF 1962. We,Landmark Consulting, being the authorized agent of the owner of the property mentioned below hereby gives notice in terms of proclamation R293 of 1962 to simultaneously subdivide and rezone the property described as: Erf 2273, Mahwelereng A, from “educational” to “residential 3”.Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Land Use Management, Office 354, 3rd floor, Hensa Towers Building, 20 Rabe Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 11 January 2013.Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Land Use Manager at the above address or at Private Bag x 9485, Polokwane, 0700 within a period of 28 days from 11 January 2013. Address of agent: Landmark Consulting, P.O. Box 3756, Tzaneen, 0850, Tel: 015 307 3758 and Fax: 015 307 3050. XITIVISO XO KOMBELA KU CINCA KA VUTIRHISELO BYA XITANDI XA NOMBORO YA 2273, E MAHWELERENG A, KU YA
HI PROCLAMATION R293 YA 1962. Hina va Landmark Consulting, tani hi vayimeri/ vathoriwa va n’winyi wa xitandi lexi tsarisiweke laha hansi, hi mi nyika xiviko ku ya hi proclamation R292 ya 1962 ku kota ku cinca vutirhiselo bya xitandi lexi xi hlamuseriweke hi ndlela leyi landzelaka: xitandi xa nomboro 2273, eMahwelereng A, ku suka eka “xikolo” ku ya eka “Vutshamo bya ntlawa wa vunharhu”. Vuxokoxoko bya xikongomelo lexi byi ta kumeka loko munhu wun’wana na wun’wana a lava ku nyika mavonelo kumbe swivilelo hi mayelano na xikombelo hi nkarhi wo tirha ehofisiniya mininjhere wa: Land Use Management, Office 354, 3rd floor, muako wa Hensa Towers, 20 Rabe Street, Polokwane eka masiku yo ringana 28 ku sukela hi ti 11 Sunguti 2013. Swivilelo mayelano na xikombelo lexi swi fanele ku vikiwa hi ku tsala, swi yisiwa eka mininjhere wa: Land Use Management eka vundhawu lebyi tsariweke ehenhla kumbe eka poso leyi: Private Bag x9485, Polokwane, 0700 eka masiku ya 28 ku sukela hi ti 11 Sunguti 2013. Adirese ya vayimeri/vathoriwa: Landmark Consulting, P.O. Box 3756, Tzaneen, 0850, Tel: 015 307 3758 and Fax: 015 307 3050. Notice to debtors and creditors section 35 Kindly be informed that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in respect of the estate of late Marcus Mafaralala Masindi, who died on the 27th day of October 2009, Master’s Reference Number: 2145/2009, Thohoyandou, shall lie for inspection at the Master’s Office at Limpopo High Court Building Thohoyandou for a period of 30 days calculated from the date on this publication.Dated at Thohoyandou on this the 8th day of January 2013. Maluleke Z.D. Attorneys, Stag Village Complex, 1st Floor Office No 11, Mphephu Drive/Road, Opposite Galitos & Caltex Garage, Cell: 076 813 2868/071 498 6320, Tel/Fax: 015 962 1110 / 86 268 2763, E-mail: email@example.com, P.O. Box 1665, Thohoyandou, 0950. Notice to debtors and creditors section 29 In the Estate of late Ramauda Thinamaano Wilson (Id No:4511115213086) who was a widow, who died on the 28 th March 2012, Master ’s Reference Number: 844/2012. Creditors and Debtors are hereby called upon to submit their claims and to pay their debts within 30 days as from date of this advertisement. Dated at Tshilamba on this the 07th day of January 2013. Nefale M.I. Attorneys, Executrix Attorneys, Office No: 01 & 02 Nefale Complex, Tshilamba-Opposite Mutale Post Office, P.O. Box 35, Mutale, 0956, REF: NEF/EST/R02
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The South African Custodial Management (SACM) is a private custodial institution. This body seeks to appoint a suitable person with the relevant experience and qualifications to the following post. It is the intention of the institution to promote representivity through the filling of this post.
ADMIN CLERK POSITION (ACCOUNTS) Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre (Makhado, Limpopo) Requirements: • A recognized tertiary qualifications in B Com Accounting or Diploma in Accounting with 2 to 3 years of experience in the field of Accounts or Grade 12 with 5 years of experience in the same field of Accounts environment • Valid drivers license • A high level of computer proficiency and first hand experience in Excel Spreadsheet. Essential Criteria: • A high level of Computer literacy and knowledge in implementing policies and procedures using accounting software package. Highly developed oral and written communication skills. Organisational and planning skills. Experience in petty cash management, creditors payments and cash book preparations. High ethnical standards and an exemplary employee in discipline and attendance record. Ability to manage deadlines in a pressurised environment. Job rotation: • The successful candidate will rotate jobs in the interest of career development and operational requirements of the facility. The successful candidate will initially be deployed in the Accounts section. Duties: • Assist the Accountant in the supervision of staff and assignments in the accounts section. Monitor the correct input of data on Infinium Accounts Software relating to General Ledger and Accounts payable. Assist in training and provide advice to staff members. Preparation and recording of payments and receipts through electronic cash books and reconciliation of bank statements • Collation, recording, reconciliation, expense allocation and filing of documentation to ensure the accurate recording of liabilities • Liaise with staff on matters relating to but not limited to cheque payments and creditors. Liaise with creditors when required to seek clarification of invoices and payments made • Preparation and input of General Ledger Journals. Preparation of the General Ledger analysis spreadsheet • Preparation of supporting documents for reimbursement of relevant bank accounts • Attend to other duties as directed by the Accountant. Written applications with a comprehensive curriculum vitae and contactable references should be forwarded to: The Deputy Prison Director, SACM, Private Bag x2006, Makhado 0920 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is 25 January 2013. Short-listed candidates may be required to write a competency test as part of the selection process. Enquiries: Ms G.P. Dlamini • 015 519 4500. “Applicants, who have not been contacted by 31 January 2013, must please consider their applications as being unsuccessful. “
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16 11 January 2013 By Frank Mavhungu
Floating trophy for Mukula Young Santos Mukula Young Santos are still celebrating after they were crowned the 2012 Mphathele Mukula Soccer Challenge champions. They beat Mutavhe Young Rovers 4-2 in the final for the competition at the Tshidza-Tsha-Maria ground on 31 December. Santos were presented with a floating trophy, gold medals and
R4 000 during a ceremony that was held at the grounds shortly after the final. Rovers received R3 500 and silver medals, while the third-placed Mukula Avalon took home R3000. Mukula Mighty Killers, who obtained the fourth position, received R2 500. The teams that were booted out of the competition in the quarterfinal stage, Mukula Equator FC,
Mukula Fast XI, Mukula Arsenal and Mukula Jamaican Stars, each went home with R2 000. Santos’ Rastafarian striker, Rendani Madega, was voted the player of the tournament and the team’s keeper, Ronewa Mavhungu, won the keeper of the tournament award. Justice Munyai of Mukula Young Rovers won the top goal scorer award.
MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920 TENDER NO. 48 OF 2012 SUPPLY, DELIVERY, REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING AND INSTALLATION OF A NEW HEAVY DUTY SECURED PALISADE FENCE FOR MAKHADO MUNICIPAL MAIN 22/66 KV ELECTRICITY SUBSTATION Suitable service providers are invited to tender for the Supply, Delivery, Replacement of Existing and Installation of a New Heavy Duty Secured Palisade Fence for Makhado Municipal Main 22/66 kV Electricity Substation. Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable on 14 January 2013 at the Procurement Office No. B043 upon payment of a non-refundable amount of R200,00. A compulsory briefing session will be held on Wednesday 16 January 2013 at 10:00 at Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, Makhado. Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorised person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked “Tender No. 48 of 2012: Supply, Delivery, Replacement of Existing and Installation of a New Heavy Duty Secured Palisade Fence for Makhado Municipal Main 22/66 kV Electricity Substation” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than 12:00 on Friday, 25 January 2013 when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Executive Committee Chamber, First Floor, Civic Centre, No. 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Submitted tenders will be evaluated on 80/20 score points. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • Original valid Tax Clearance Certificate • A certified copy of Company Registration Certificate • Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID Book(s). • BBBEE Certificate (for preferential points) All technical enquiries can be directed to the Director Technical Services, Mr T E Ralulimi or Mr E J Joubert at (015) 519 3000, while procurement enquiries should be directed to Mr N A Mathivha or Mr R.L Moswathupa at (015) 519 3044/3171. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado Notice No: 159/2012 File No: 8/3/2/1112
MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI MUNICIPAL MANAGER
The captain of Santos, Tshimangadzo Managa, receives his team’s trophy from Vhamusanda Vho-Mphathele Takalani (second from right) while the sponsors look on.
MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920 TENDER NO. 1 OF 2013 COMPILATION OF MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY VALUATION ROLL FOR THE 2014/2015 TO 2017/2018 FINANCIAL YEAR Registered Professional Valuers are hereby invited to tender for the Compilation of Makhado Local Municipality Valuation Roll for the 2014/2015 to 2017/2018 financial year including Supplementary Valuation Rolls. Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable on 16 January 2013 at the Procurement Office No. B043 upon payment of a non-refundable amount of R500,00. A compulsory briefing session will be held on Friday, 18 January 2013 at 10:00 at the Executive Committee Chamber, First Floor, Civic Centre, No. 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorised person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked “Tender No. 1 of 2013: Compilation of Makhado Local Municipality Valuation Roll for the 2014/2015 to 2017/2018 financial year” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than 12:00 on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Executive Committee Chamber, First Floor, Civic Centre, No. 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Submitted tenders will be evaluated on 90/10 score points. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • Original valid Tax Clearance Certificate • A certified copy of Company Registration Certificate • Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID Book(s). • BBB-EE Certificate (for preferential points) • Proof of registration with professional body All technical enquiries can be directed to the Director Development Planning, Ms M D Sinthumule at (015) 519 3217, while procurement enquiries must be directed to Mr N A Mathivha or Mr R.L Moswathupa at (015) 519 3044. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado Notice No: 1/2013 MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI File No: 8/3/2/1117 MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920
TENDER NO. 47 OF 2012 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF FOUR FORM 6 CONTROLLERS COMPLETE WITH 22KV POLE-MOUNTED AUTO-RECLOSERS WITH FOUR 6m INTERFACE CABLES Tenders are hereby invited for the Supply and Delivery to Makhado Municipal Store, of 4 x Micro Processor Based Form 6 Controllers complete with 22 kV Pole-mounted Novai Auto-reclosers with 4 x 6m Interface Cables and 2 x Micro-Processor Form 6 Controllers complete with 11kV Pole Mounted Novai Auto-Reclosers with 2 x 6m Interface Cables. Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable on 14 January 2013 at the Procurement Office No. B043 upon payment of a non-refundable amount of R200,00. A compulsory briefing session will be held on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 9:30 at Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, No. 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorised person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked “Tender No. 47 of 2012: Supply and Delivery to Makhado Municipal Store, of 4 x Micro Processor Based Form 6 Controllers complete with 22 kV Pole-mounted Novai Auto-reclosers with 4 x 6m Interface Cables and 2 x Micro-Processor Form 6 Controllers complete with 11kV Pole Mounted Novai Auto-Reclosers with 2 x 6m Interface Cables” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than 12:00 on Friday, 25 January 2013 when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Executive Committee Chamber, First Floor, Civic Centre, No. 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Submitted tenders will be evaluated on 90/10 score points. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • Original valid Tax Clearance Certificate • A certified copy of Company Registration Certificate • Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID Book(s). • BBBEE Certificate (for preferential points) All technical enquiries can be directed to the Director Technical Services, Mr T E Ralulimi or Mr E J Joubert at (015) 519 3000, while procurement enquiries should be directed to Mr N A Mathivha or Mr R.L Moswathupa at (015) 519 3044/3171. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado Notice No: 158/2012 MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI File No: 8/3/2/1111 MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920
ESSENTIAL SERVICES: HEALTH AND HYGIENE SERVICES AT VARIOUS ABLUTIONS: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS TENDER NO. 40 OF 2012 Suitable service providers are invited to tender for the Rendering of Health and Hygiene Services to Ablution Blocks situated in Municipal Building as well as at some Municipal facilities situated within the area of jurisdiction. Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable on 14 January 2013 at the Procurement Office No. B043 upon payment of a non-refundable amount of R200,00. A compulsory briefing session will be held on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 09:00 at the Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, No. 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorised person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked “Tender No. 40 of 2012: Health and Hygiene Services in Various Ablution/Municipal Buildings: Two (2) Years Contract” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than 12:00 on Friday, 25 January 2013 when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Executive Committee Chamber, First Floor, Civic Centre, No. 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Submitted tenders will be evaluated on 80/20 score points. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • Original valid Tax Clearance Certificate • A certified copy of Company Registration Certificate • Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID Book(s). • BBBEE Certificate (for preferential points only) All technical enquiries can be directed to the Director Corporate Support and Shared Services, T S Ndou or Ms T E Shiringani at (015) 519 3000, while procurement enquiries should be directed to Mr N A Mathivha or Mr R.L Moswathupa at (015) 519 3044/3171. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado Notice No: 135/2012 File No: 8/3/2/1104
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A group of young people from the Agapé Christian Church on their way to the volcanic crater in Curepipe on the island of Mauritius, where they hosted a youth conference in December. Photo supplied. By Linda van der Westhuizen
Mauritius Christian Youth Conference a big success A pioneering project took place in December last year when a local Christian youth group opened up the way and hosted a national youth conference in Mauritius. “The conference was a great success, taking into consideration that the entire venture was very pioneering in nature. There is room for improvement with regard to future projects, but in general we are overwhelmed by the results of this very first MauRev Takalani Davhula baptises local traditional leader Chief Ramaano ritian Youth Conference,” said Pastor Marcel van Davhula during the special service at the Matavha congregation of the Niekerk of the Agapé Christian Centre in Makhado Evangelical Lutheran Church. The event took place shortly before (Louis Trichardt), who headed up the conference. Christmas last year. The other conference speakers were Pastor Grant Clifton and Pastors Sam and Dalene van Niekerk of Agapé, and they were accompanied by a group of 28 local young people. “Both the Mauritian and South African young people benefitted greatly from this conference. The team from Agapé gained a lot of perspective about the global church. Their eyes were also opened to the many privileges we should be grateful for as South Africans. Valuable connections have been established Rev Takalani Davhula presents Bibles to the newly baptised members of the congregation. He between the young peosaid the Bible would serve as a weapon for them to defend themselves. ple from the two differ-
ROADS AGENCY LIMPOPO SOC Ltd REGISTRATION NO. (2001/025832/07)
CONTRACT NO: RAL/T637A/2013 FOR UPGRADING (GRAVEL TO BITUMINOUS SURFACE) OF ROAD D3727, D879, D1356 FROM BOKISI (P99/1) TO MASHAMBA TO TSHITALE TO MOREBENG (SOEKMEKAAR, P54/1) IN THE VHEMBE DISTRICT OF LIMPOPO PROVINCE – PHASE 1: BOKISI TO MASHAMBA TENDER NOTICE AND INVITATION TO TENDER Tenders are hereby invited from Contractors registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) for the Tender No. RAL/T637A/2013: Upgrading (Gravel to Bituminous Surface) of Road D3727, D879, D1356 from Bokisi (P99/1) to Mashamba to Tshitale to Morebeng (Soekmekaar, P54/1), in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province - Phase 1: Bokisi to Mashamba. The employer is the Roads Agency Limpopo SOC Ltd. Tender documents are obtainable from the cashier’s office, ground floor, Roads Agency Limpopo SOC Ltd, RAL Towers, at 26 Rabe Street (c/o Biccard Street), Polokwane, Telephone (015) 291-4236, upon receipt of a non-refundable cash or bank guaranteed cheque payment of R300, 00 per set. Tender documents are obtainable during the following times: 08:00 to 15:00 (Monday to Friday) as from Tuesday, 08 January 2013. Bank guaranteed cheques must be made payable to the Roads Agency Limpopo SOC Ltd. Queries related to the issues of these documents may be addressed to Mr T Nebotalo, Tel No: (+2715) 291 3519, Fax No: (+2715) 291 3491, e-mail: email@example.com. A compulsory clarification meeting with representatives of the employer will take place at the intersection of Road D3727 and P99/1 (Chabane) on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 starting at 11h00. The coordinates of the meeting venue are 23°12’13.55”S, 30°08’21.18”E. The closing time for receipt of tender is 11h00 on Tuesday, 05 February 2013. Telegraphic, telephonic, telex, facsimile and late tenders will not be accepted. Tenders, completed as prescribed, shall be sealed in an envelope marked “Tender No. RAL/T637A/2013: Upgrading (Gravel to Bituminous Surface) of Road D3727, D879, D1356 from Bokisi (P99/1) to Mashamba to Tshitale to Morebeng (Soekmekaar, P54/1), in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province - Phase 1: Bokisi to Mashamba” and deposited in the RAL tender box located in the entrance foyer (ground floor) of RAL Towers, 26 Rabe Street (c/o Biccard Street), Polokwane. Tenderers shall have a CIDB class grading of: 8CE or 7CE PE or higher.
ent nations and we trust that these tures that will help us to break out of relationships will be sustained over our personal comfort zones and result time,” Marcel said. in building and establishing God's The conference stretched over kingdom,” Marcel said. two-and-a-half days and around 150 The Mauritian outreach demanded Mauritian young people from 10 con- a lot of work, finances and effort. gregations attended. The conference The Agapé group would like to was hosted in the city of Curepipe thank every individual who had under the auspices of the ISAAC contributed to making the outreach (International Strategic Alliance of possible. Apostolic Churches) network. The general feedback that was received from the Mauritian youth was Shop 4 Gole Centre, that it was their first time Thohoyandou, Behind to be exposed to young Thulamela Municipality people who serve the Building, Tel: 072 576 1577 Lord with so much commitment. After the conference, the Agapé group also 12 January 2013 - 10:00am experienced three days AUCTION WITH NO of sightseeing. They described it as a wonderful RESERVED PRICES! opportunity to see, taste, Fridges, Chest freezers, Bedroom hear and feel the Maurisuites, Stoves, TV’s, Surround tian culture. sound systems, Kitchen units, “After being away from 6 to 14 December, Cupboards, Mattress and base sets, each one of us returned Office furniture, and many more! home with a sense of acNew entries welcome! complishment, spiritual You cannot afford to enrichment and gratefulness. We are looking miss this auction! forward to future ven-
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MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920
TENDER NO.41/2012 PROPOSAL FOR VALUE-ADDED TAX (VAT) RECOVERY FOR 2012/2013 FINANCIAL YEAR Proposals are hereby invited from suitable qualified and experienced CA Firms for Value-Added Tax (VAT) recovery for 2012/2013 financial year. NB Bidders are kindly requested to indicate to the municipality the percentage that shall be paid to the bidder of all savings to the municipality which shall include claims of any overpayments, under deductions, undue assessments, undue penalties and interest viz a viz any supplier or the South African Revenue Services, in respect of the services rendered by the bidder to the municipality. Tender documents will be available from the municipality’s supply chain management office N0.B043 as from 16 January 2013 at a non-refundable amount of R200.00 each which will be paid at the cashiers, Income Section. Only tenders received in a prescribed tender document and that will remain valid for the period of ninety (90) days after closing date of the submission will be evaluated. Completed bid documents signed by a dully authorised person, sealed and clearly marked on the outside of the envelope “Tender N0.41/2012, PROPOSAL FOR VALUE-ADDED TAX RECOVERY FOR 2012/2013 FINANCIAL YEAR” outside the envelope must be deposited in the tender box at the main entrance building to the Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt by not later than 12h00 on Wednesday 30 January 2013 when all tenders received will be opened in public at the executive committee chambers, first floor. Makhado Municipality is, however, not obliged to appoint the lowest tender and the council reserves the right to accept or reject any tender. All tenders must be accompanied by an original valid tax clearance certificate, certified copy of Company Registration Certificate, certified copy of Company Owner’s ID Book and BBBEE Certificate (only for preferential points), without which a tender will be disqualified. Tenders will be evaluated in terms of the provisions of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act; Act no.5 of 2005 and 90/10 point scoring system will be applied.No late, telegraphic, faxed or electronically mailed tender will be accepted. All technical enquiries must be directed to the Manager: Expenditure Mr. Mandobe M.V. or the Chief Financial Officer Ms M.P Makhubela at (015) 519 3000, while procurement enquiries should be directed to Mr N A Mathivha at (015) 519 3044. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado Notice No: 140/2012 MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI File No: 8/3/2/1105 MUNICIPAL MANAGER
18 11 January 2013
By Silas Nduvheni
Victory for Makonde Brazil
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Makonde Brazil are the winners of the Professional Insurance Brokers (PIB) and MTG Funerals soccer tournament that took place last weekend. Eight teams from Makonde and surrounding villages participated in the soccer tournament. Makonde Brazil and Shadani Dangerous Scorpions played in the final of the competition. Brazil scored their first goal in the 15th minute. They eventually beat the Scorpions 2-1. The captain of Brazil, Masala Nethathe, said he and team members were over the moon to be winners of the tournament because they would now be able to buy boots for the players with their prize money. “We
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Trophies for Darkies’ players Khubvi Dangerous Darkies FC celebrated their 20 years of existence during a ceremony was held at the local community hall last Sunday afternoon. Several awards were dished out to deserving players, officials and community members who contributed towards the success of the team during the past years. The founder members of the cub, Messrs Thomas Manganye and Alugumi Muthakhi, received lifetime awards. The late Mbangiseni Mudzanani, Nkhangweni Ramuoki and Johannes Mushiana were posthumously recognised for their contribution towards the success of the team. The players whose performance was outstanding during the 2011/12 soccer season were presented with certificates, trophies and gold medals. Players who went home with smiling faces are: Tinyiko Manganye (play-
ers’ player of the season), Aubrey Ramuoki (player of the season), Thinandavha Munyai (top goal scorer), Maanda Munyai (best keeper of the season) and Avhashoni Makhoshi (most improved midfielder). According to the spokesperson of the club, Mr Norman Ramahada, the club was established in 1993. At that stage, the team was campaigning under the banner of the now-defunct North East Sibasa Soccer Association (Nesisa). The team was promoted to the Super League in 1997. The year 2011 saw the team gain promotion to the SAB League. Ramahada revealed that some of the team’s achievements include winning the Tshikondeni Mine KO competition (2008), Sedzazwau KO competition (2009) and lifting the Benjies KO trophy in 2010. A well-known local football fanatic, Mr Prince Mapholi, was the guest speaker at the ceremony.
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By Frank Mavhungu
River Bank scrape through to semi finals of Total Cup
Humbulani Mababo of Northern Brothers (right) and Sydwell Sombane of River Bank fight for the ball.
Jerome River Bank booked a place in the semifinal stage of the prestigious SAFA Vhembe Total Challenge by beating Tshifhire Northern Brothers 2-1 at the FNB Makwarela Stadium on Sunday. River Bank were out of touch in the first 20 minutes of the game. They later gained momentum. Brothers’ killer striker, Edgar “Ferreira” Molewa, did not live up to the fans’ expectations as he was tightly marked. Instead of replacing him at the end of the first half, the technical staff of Brothers allowed Molewa to be part of the game to the finish although he was harmless. The score was still 0-0 at the end of the first half, despite numerous attempts by the Brothers’ frontrunners. Jerome strengthened their midfielders by replacing Ronald Hlongwane with Musa Novela in the 57th minute. They were awarded a free kick just outside the box three minutes after the introduction of Novela.
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Rungulani Khosa emerged from nowhere and beat the offside trap to open the River Bank’s account. Jerome started to play defensive football soon afterwards and relied mostly on counterattacks. The strategy worked for them as they managed to score their second goal in the 74th minute. Rungulani Khosa dribbles past three Brothers’ defenders in a row before dishing a square pass to Sydwell Sombane, who was in the perfect scoring position. Sombane unleashed a ground cutter from inside the box, beating the diminutive keeper, Phathu Muanalo. Northern Brothers did not stop fighting, despite the fact that time was not on their side. Their consolation goal came in the 84th minute. Mphariseni Neluvhada, who came on as a substitute, was on target after Lazaro Chauke of River Bank controls the a scramble within the box. Edgar ball. Molewa wasted an obvious scoring opportunity two minutes before the final whistle. Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 - No handwritten logs will be accepted
Young Santos crush Mutavhe Rovers
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Mukula Young Santos beat Shonisani Rabali. Young Rovers lost cohesion Mutavhe Young Rovers 4-2 As if they were leading, Young in the middle of the park after in the final of the Mphathele Rovers committed a suicidal blun- Santos’ third goal. They were seMukula Soccer Tournament der by starting to play defensive verely punished. Phathutshedzo at the Mukula Tshidza-tsha- football. They conceded two silly Takalani was on target nine Maria ground on New Year’s goals in quick succession. Renda- minutes before the final whistle. Eve. ni Madega completed his brace, He hooked in a loose ball, followSantos deserved to win, but following a scramble within the ing a mix-up within the Rovers’ they failed to convert numerous box in the 74th minute. danger area. scoring chances during the first half. They managed to score only one goal during the first 45 minutes. Rendani Madega beat the Rovers’ keeper, Zwido Mugabi, with a volley in the 24th minute after forcing his way through the defence. Young Rovers retaliated soon afterwards. They were awarded a penalty after Mphireleni Nkhumeleni was brought down within the penalty area. Nkhumeleni scored from the white spot to bring the half-time score to 1-1. Santos took the lead again five minutes into the last half. Japhta Mulaudzi finished off a rebound after the keeper of Rovers mishandled the ball. Their celebrations for the second goal were cut shot as Rovers found the equaliser in the 64th minute. Justice Munyai headed home Rendani Madega of Santos (right) and Ndivhoniswani Khumalo of Rovers after a square pass from fight for the possession of the ball.
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Fabulous prizes in Total Soccer Challenge
Black Leopards surprised many of their fans, when they drew their last match before the Christmas break 1-1 with Bloemfontein Celtic at the Free State Stadium. Mongezi Bobe scored the equalising goal for his side late in the first half, after Celtic had taken the lead through Lerato Manzini. In our photo, Joshua Obaje from Leopards beats Thabo Nthethe of Celtic for possession of the ball. ©Gerhard Steenkamp/BackpagePix.
Fabulous prizes are awaiting the winning teams in the Total Safa Vhembe Soccer Challenge. The competition was officially launched during a ceremony at the Avkhom Hotel last Friday afternoon. A representative from Total South Africa, Mr Jonas Ramahala, revealed that this year’s champions will walk home with a cash prize of R30 000, a floating trophy, gold medals and a soccer kit. The runners-up will be presented with a cash
prize of R15 000, silver medals and a soccer kit. A cash prize of R10 000 and bronze medals will be handed over to the third-placed team, while the fourth-placed team will become R5000 richer. The teams that will be booted out of the competition in the quarterfinal stage will receive R2 000 each. The player of the tournament, top goal scorer and the best goalkeeper of the tournament will each receive R1 000. Ramahala indicated that his company
will consider increasing the sponsorship in the coming years. He stated their relationship with Safa Vhembe dated back to 2009. Rabali Pull Together were the first side to lift the trophy in 2009. Davhana Shooting Stars took the trophy to Davhana village the following year. Ngwenani Young Chiefs were the 2011 champions. The semifinal matches will be played at the Makwarela Stadium tomorrow, and the final at the Univen Stadium on Sunday.
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