7 September 2012
7 September, 2012
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Abduction suspect out on bail Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela
Tuesday 28 August A Modimolle man was arrested in connection with two cases of the alleged theft of copper cables. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer James Findlay, said that police received two complaints about the cable theft, which occurred in Phagameng and in town.
He said that the suspect was denied bail when he appeared before the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 29 August. He added an investigation is continuing and the suspect might be linked to other similar cases.
Thursday 30 August Fifty-eight illegal immigrants were arrested in Modimolle following a police operation. Findlay said that the immigrants were arrested in Phagameng. He said most
of the immigrants that they captured are from Zimbabwe and are usually found in groups. A further 52 were also arrested in Phagameng on Sunday, 2 September.
Friday 31 August Five people were arrested in Vaalwater for contravening the Road Traffic Act. Police spokesperson, Constable Mafemane Makhubela, said that the suspects were arrested during an operation by the Crime Prevention Unit that took place at Extension
1 to 5 and in town. He said three of the suspects were driving without valid drivers’ licenses, while some were driving vehicles that are not roadworthy. Makhubela said the suspects were released after admission of guilt fines.
Saturday 1 September Police in Vaalwater are investigating a case of theft of solar panels following an incident that happened at Groenfontein farm. Makhubela said that the suspects stole the two items valued at R2 700 before fleeing the scene. Police in Pienaarsrivier are investigating a case of culpable homicide fol-
lowing an accident that happened on the N1 between the area and Bela Bela. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Maxwell Nkanyane, said that a minibus had a burst tyre coming from Johannesburg, Gauteng, going to Giyani, Limpopo. He said two people died on the scene and another one at the Bela Bela hospital.
A man from Modimolle, who was arrested in connection with a case of abduction, was released on R1 500 bail. Modimolle police spokesperson, Warrant Officer James Findlay, said that the suspect appeared before the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 29 August. The suspect’s arrest and subsequent court appearance is the result of an incident that happened in Phagameng on Tuesday, 21 August. According to Findlay, the victim and her mother live with the mother’s boyfriend, in the same yard as the suspect. Findlay said that, two weeks before the alleged abduction, the victim moved into the suspect’s home, seemingly because of domestic issues experienced in her own
home. Without any notice, the suspect and the victim left their home in his bakkie and informed no one about their trip. The police then received a complaint about the incident on Wednesday and began with investigations, leading them to the arrest of the suspect. Findlay said that the police received a tip-off of the two being in several places such as Lydenburg Dam, Loskop Dam, Carolina and Nooitgedacht. The police followed the leads but did not find the two.The police also searched for the suspect by using cell phone signals and towers, but to no avail. Findlay said that the suspect was cornered and arrested in Leandra, Mpumalanga, following a tip-off from police informers in the area. He is expected to appear in court again on 4 October.
Mookgophong police calls for safe road crossing Lizzy Bapela Police in Mookgophong are pleading with the local community to be alert when crossing the N1 to the township. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer George Ledwaba, said that the area has been declared as a high accident zone and people need to be cautious when passing there. Ledwaba said that most of the time, people crossing the road there are suspected to be under the influence of alcohol according to research. “Some are seemingly experiencing trauma and seems to be running into the road on purpose. Sometimes it is like a person does not seem to realise that there
is a vehicle coming their way when crossing, they just rush into the road,” he said. Ledwaba told The BEAT that, recently, two people were killed in two accidents that both took place on the afternoon of Sunday, 1 September. In the first accident, a young man was knocked down by an unknown vehicle when crossing the road. Ledwaba said that the vehicle did not stop after the accident and that the deceased was shredded into pieces. He said that, in the second accident, the deceased’s hand was severed in the accident and that the vehicle stopped at the scene. Both the victims died on the scene of their accidents and the police are investigating two cases of culpable homicide.
Warrants issued for 10 alleged looters
Monday 2 September Two men were arrested for attempted robbery in Pienaarsrivier. Nkanyane said that the suspects were arrested at a local post office after threatening the employees, demanding money. He said the firearm used in the incident was real but had no ammunition.
He added the post office staff managed to delay the suspects while calling the police in a process. The suspects fled the scene but were arrested at an RDP section whereto they fled. They appeared before the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 5 September.
Two fined for possession of dagga
The two suspects with Constable Ruth Sithole and Constable Thomas Ramonyai and the dagga that they were arrested for. Photo: TK Mashaba TK Mashaba Two men were fined R6000 or 18 months in prison each after being found guilty of
possession of dagga. Oupa Joseph Monageng and Mungezi Bhekinkosi Nzimande were charged this week, on Monday, 3 September, after they were arrested a week ago in the Bela Bela informal settlement, Zuma View. The two were caught with large amounts of dagga to the estimated street value of more than R6000 on Monday, 27 August, after police received a tip-off. According to Captain Jonny Thiyo, of the Bela Bela police, the two suspects were arrested by SAPS members around 10:00 in Zuma View. “The suspects were about to distribute their dagga when our members got them with this type of dagga called Swazi,” Thiyo said. “They were arrested by our new Constables, Tshepo Thlako, Thomas Ramonyai, Solly Chauke and Ruth Sithole. In a separate incident, a parolee, Mr Solomon Motsepe Mmekwa, was sentenced by the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court on 23 August, after he was arrested for theft and house breaking. According to Thiyo, Mmekwa was released on presidential parole during the time President Jacob Zuma released prisoners from prisons. “It’s a pity he was arrested and sentenced again after he was free for two weeks, “he said.
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Modimolle residents are going to their homes after appearing before Modimolle Magistrate court. Photo: TK Mashaba TK Mashaba Two month ago, the community of Modimolle went on the rampage, attacking and looting shops owned by foreign nationals, after a shop owner allegedly murdered a local woman. All of the 83 looters, who were arrested on the day, appeared for the first time on 15 May and the case was postponed to 31 August. On Friday, 31 August, only 72 of the 83 accused showed up for their court hearing and warrants were issued for the arrests of those who did not show up. Of the 11 people who did not show up for their hearing, one did show up later and appeared alone before the court. Warrants were issued for the remaining 10 suspects who did not show up for their court appearance. The accused are all facing charges of public violence, theft and malicious damage to property for the harm that they caused when they went on the rampage. The courtroom was filled to capacity on Friday, 31 August, and the case was postponed to Friday, 21 September. The rampage started after the funeral
of Ms Lerato Hloaela, who was allegedly murdered by a Pakistani national, and father of her two children, Mr Faisel Mohammed Havayae. After the burial, a small group of angry residents converged at the graveside in Modimolle and vowed to send foreign nationals packing right away. In a media statement, Lieutenant Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said, “All of them were arrested over the weekend following attacks on foreign nationals in the Phagameng Township outside Modimolle.” Provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Simon Mpembe, said that the violence was sparked by the murder of 20-year-old Ms Lerato Hloaela. Patrolling police found Lerato’s body at the side of the R101. She had been strangled and her body set alight. Police later arrested her 26-yearold Pakistani boyfriend. Mpembe said Phagameng residents attacked foreign national residents on the Sunday, looting shops and causing great damage. Police were called in to defuse the situation and more than 30 families sought refuge at the local police station while others have fled the area.
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Heroes risk all to save Sondela
Mr Petrus Seshaba and Mr Trompie Jonker, of Tromar EMS and Rescue Services, enjoy a well-deserved drink after they risked life and limb to save the lives of guests and staff of the Sondela Nature Reserve. Photo: Ingrid Pepler TK Mashaba On Saturday, 1 September, the popular nature reserve and holiday resort, Sondela Nature Reserve, suffered substantial damages when a devastating veld fire tore through the reserve. According to the Sondela Facebook page, the establishment lost about 30 nyalas, 64 chalets and the Maroela pool lapa in the fire. An elderly couple, a retired school headmaster from Edenvale, and his wife, were also killed in the fire. Resort staff managed to evacuate around 500 other guests, but they did not manage to save Mr Ig van Rooyen (76) and his wife Nita (75). The couple moved to Mookgophong
after their retirement and frequented Sondela. Tromar EMS and Rescue Services treated twenty guests at the Caltex service station across the highway from the reserve. Five guests and five staff members were admitted to hospital because they suffered minor injuries. The BEAT spoke to Mr Petrus Seshaba, one of the paramedics of Tromar EMS and Rescue Services. He recalls Saturday as one of the toughest days in his career as a professional paramedic. “As a person who works in many emergency situations and have witnessed all kinds of bad scenarios, this day is marked as the one day that I will never forget,” he said.
A member of staff from Sondela, only known as Robert by The BEAT, was treated for minor injuries after all the guests and personnel were evacuated. Photo: Ingrid Pepler “We went there and the first thing that we had to do when we got there was to assist the people, to save lives,” he said. Seshaba explained to The BEAT how they struggled to evacuate all the guests on time to a safe place outside the reserve, because the fire was extremely dangerous. The high winds made it so much more difficult for the fire fighters to extinguish the fire. “We were going from chalet to chalet, checking if there were any guests who might have been trapped in there by the fire. We managed to save more people by evacuating them out of the chalets as quickly as possible. It is a tragedy that two people were found dead,” he said sadly.
He said that it is always a blow for him when they end up losing somebody in a situation like this, because he feels that his calling is to save lives. “For me it is not just about the work, but about the passion that I have for saving lives,” he said. According to a statement by Mr Ian Jansen van Rensburg, Managing Director of Sondela, the resort lost 400 beds but still have space for 1000 guests. The resort is still open and the rest of the reserve undamaged. Jansen van Rensburg said that about 200 farmers came to help them fight the fire, but the fire fighters had to flee for their lives when the fire became too intense.
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ANCYL march finally takes place Lizzy Bapela After postponing their public march twice, the ANC Youth League in Limpopo finally headed to the streets. The march convened at the SABC Park in Polokwane on Thursday, 30 August. Members of the public, business people, unemployed graduates, civil servants, learners and the media joined in “the mother of all marches” to demand the withdrawal of the imposition of Section 100.1.b. of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa on the Limpopo Provincial Government. The league says that the placing of the five Limpopo departments under administration has led to the crumbling of provision of services. “The Provincial Treasury is abducted by the dictatorship of administrators and this technically holds the entire administration at ransom. All finances are supposed to be dispatched from treasury inclusive of the departments, which were not placed under Section 100.1.b. of the Republic of South Africa. The employment of public servants, procurement of textbooks, medication, groceries, and payments of rates and services of public offices are being mired,” said the league’s provincial chairperson, Mr Rhudzani Ludere. Ludere said that these problems are brought on by the imposition of the system and on its own ridicules the integrity of the
people of Limpopo. The league’s provincial spokesperson, Mr Klaas Mabunda, said that the awaited outcomes of investigations on alleged corruption conducted by appointed companies, Public Protector and the Auditor General forced them to head to the streets to demand them. He said the presence of the administrators in the province has now reached a point of intolerance and therefore they declare that the province will be ungovernable for as long as administrators are still around. “We are determined to ensure that the people of Limpopo are not suffering because some people in the National Cabinet are threatened by the independent thinking of the Limpopo leadership, particularly towards the ANC Mangaung Conference,” he said. The marchers submitted their memorandum concerning service delivery and the removal of administrators to Limpopo premier, Mr Cassel Mathale, and the one of the right to education to Limpopo MEC for Education, Mr Dickson Masemola. The league demands that every member of the public have access to quality public services towards economic freedom and demands urgent intervention in the Limpopo administrative challenges. The marchers demanded a response within the timeframe of 14 working days. They said failure to meet their demands would force them to approach the High Court.
Land claims commissioner visits Thabo Mbeki Townships Residents of Lephalale flocked to the local community hall for the land commissioner Mr Tele Maphoto’s visit. Photo supplied
Lizzy Bapela The Limpopo regional land claims Commissioner, Mr Tele Maphoto, visited the community of Thabo Mbeki Township, in Lephalale, regarding issues of land. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform joined participants as part of Commissioner Maphoto’s outreach programme. The visit was conducted at the Thabo Mbeki Community Hall on Friday, 31 August 2012. Spokesperson for the department in Limpopo, Mr Motlatsi Lebea, said that the goal of the visit was to inform and engage communities with regard to the implementation of rural development, land reform and restitution progress. Lephalale mayor, Mr Jack Maeko, accompanied Commissioner Maphoto dur-
ing the visit. Land claimants, traditional leaders, beneficiaries, councillors, ward committee members and the public at large came out in their numbers to attend the event.During the discussion, the community in the area wanted to know how far the department is regarding their land claims. Some community members needed assistance from the department about bringing back production into their farms, establish businesses, and boost their local economy. Interested young people were informed about the bursaries and encouraged to grab the opportunities that the department is offering them. The department discussed several issues and intends to return to Lephalale and give the community a full report on the discussions.
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Domestic workers empowered
Speaker of the Waterberg District Municipality, Ms Dinah Monama, launched the district domestic workers forum in Mogalakwena. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela Domestic workers from all local municipalities in the Waterberg District attended the launch of the 2012 district forum that took place at Mogalakwena Local Municipality. The launch took place at the Van Rensburg Hall on the morning of Sunday, 2 September. The forum is an initiative driven by the speaker of the Municipality, Ms Dinah Monama. This year’s district event follows an outreach programme, which the speakers planned following an unsuccessful district event held in 2011 in the same municipality. As a result, Ms Monama took a local approach and visited all six local municipalities indi-
vidually in order to achieve the desired objectives. She said that the objectives of this empowerment programme are to instil the culture of compliance of employers with the assistance of the Department of Labour and foster a good working relationship between the domestic workers and the employers. She added the programme also aimed at raising awareness about the rights of domestic workers so that they are informed and know how to defend them in cases of non-compliance by the employer.Ms Marry-Jane Lebogo, from office of the speaker, said that, to date, local structures in all six local municipalities have been established. She said the launch of the district structure was also conducted in honour of women as they have just wrapped up their annual month-long celebrations. Lebogo said that, in a bid to sustain the project, an orientation workshop will be conducted for the newly elected members of local and district structures and subsequently training on leadership development. She said that all local municipalities were represented in the newly elected district committee, also in additional members, except Bela Bela. This committee will work with the Department of Labour and follow up on issues affecting domestic workers, whether the department is working on them or not. Mr Bernard Mahloko from Commission on Gender Equality addressed the domestic workers and Mphoza Mashabela entertained the crowd with gospel music.
Bela Bela Hospital celebrates Women Lizzy Bapela Female employees from the Bela Bela Hospital celebrated their Women’s Day as the Women’s Month came to an end. The even was held at the hospital’s boardroom on Wednesday, 29 August, under the theme wa thinta abafazi, wa thinta imbokodo, meaning: you strike a woman you strike a rock. Women from different units in the hospital flocked to the event, dressed in their traditional clothing, representing various cultures. Matron Mapimpa Manaka said that the aim of the event was to remind women of the strong and important role they are playing in the households, workplaces and in the society. She said women face a whole lot of situations but end up managing those situations. Matron Manaka advised the women not to let any situation break them apart but always be strong and believe in themselves. Pharmacist Ms Abina Mathabatha acknowledged the women occupying leadership positions in Bela Bela and in the country as a whole. She singled
out the Bela Bela Hospital acting CEO, Ms Wilhelmina Kriel, former Bela Bela mayor, Ms Henrietta Ledwaba, and Waterberg District Executive mayor, Ms Tlotlanang Mogotlane. Motivational speaker, Pastor Josinah Motsapi, addressed the audience, speaking about experiences that women face on a daily base especially in their homes and communities. She said women must take charge and always be strong because most challenges are facing them. “Nothing is impossible with God so whenever life brings difficulties your way, never lose hope in prayer because the devil never gives. God is always testing our faith and strength with challenges that will in the end build and make us strong,” she said. Captain Nomaphelo Witbooi, from the local SAPS, also motivated the women and acknowledged their successes and achievements in life and at the hospital. Such achievements at the hospital include those of winning awards for their outstanding work. The women were honoured for their dedication and commitment in their jobs.
Unique promotion for local artists by Light of Africa and Spar Thandekile Sibanyoni
Simpson Morwe is one of the artists who showed his work at the exhibition arranged by Light of Africa and Spar. Photo: Supplied
The non-governmental organisation, Light of Africa, in partnership with Spar, hosted an exhibition for local artists on Friday, 31 August and Saturday, 1 September at the Leseding Township and in Bela Bela Town. The aim of the exhibition was to promote local artists and give them a platform in order to gain recognition and achieve some advertising through the showing of their extraordinary artwork. Light of Africa coordinator, Mr Josias Ramalekana, said that this was done to make sure that the work of local artists becomes exposed to those who are interested, especially business owners.
“As an organisation dealing with issues that are affecting the community, we approached these artists so that we can try to negotiate marketing issues with business owners such as resorts, hotels, guests house owners and those who are interested in their work. It is not easy for upcoming artists to expose their work and reach lager target market on their own. This is our way of creating platform for exposure and market,” he explained. The project started in year 2003 and new artist have emerged. These artists include Simpson Morwe, Johannes Motlhake and Clement Mohale. These upcoming artists are now invited to show their work at the famous Klein-Kariba resort just outside Bela Bela.
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Fragile life The fire that killed two people and many animals when it tore through the Sondela Nature Reserve on 1 September, stunned many local people in the Waterberg to a standstill. On what was supposed to be a fun and festive Spring Day, people were confronted with the fragility of life. Life is more fragile than we realise and when tragedy strikes, we are forced to face our own mortality. Within the time frame of a few seconds that which we hold so dear to our hearts can be taken away forever. This is probably why people always remember where they were when they heard news of some tragedy that struck. Older people like to ask each other where they were when JF Kennedy was killed or when the Sharpeville massacre occurred. The younger generations have other tragedies that define their lives. They ask each other where they were when the Twin Towers in New York collapsed or when Princess Diana died. Tragedy forces people to take a look, even if it is just a quick glance, at their own humanity and how quickly life can be snuffed out in an instant. When President Obama spoke to the mourners after a massacre in the United Stated of America, he said: “If there’s anything to take away from this tragedy, it’s the reminder that life is very fragile here, time here is limited and it is precious.” What matters at the end of the day are not the small things; it is not the trivial things. Ultimately it is how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another” What stood out on the day of the terrible fire was how volunteers raced to the scene to see how they could be of assistance. People, who had no other reason than compassion, risked their lives to battle the fire. They did not think of their own welfare, they only thought of how they could help as best they can. A selfless, loving act that the people who were in trouble will remember for the rest of their lives. Accept the people around you for whom they are and concentrate on the positive instead of the negative characteristics of those people. Most of all, accept yourself for who you are. Each individual is special in his or her own way and there is always something that you can do with the talents that you do have. Life is simply too short to not live every single minute as if it could be your last. As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending”
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The Skara Kutumela Branch (ward 9) of the ANC in Modimolle gave an early Christmas for a pensioner when they surprised him with a wheelchair. Mr Daniel Marutha, who is a father to councillor Shorty Marutha, was visited by members of the ward 9 ANC branch on Monday, 3 September.
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Sometimes we fail to see our need for something that would really benefit us if we had it and we may lose our appreciation for something when we have it. Sin alienates us from God. Genesis 2:17 and 3:8 - Adam and Eve’s sin separated them from God. They could no longer bear to be in His presence, but sought to avoid Him. Isaiah 59:2 – “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” Romans 5:6-10 - Though sin deserves punishment, God loves us so much He sent His Son to bear our punishment so we could be saved. Ephesians 2:13, 17-19 - Though we were separated and far from God, we can be made nigh by the blood of Christ and have access to the Father. Colossians 1:21-23 - Our evil works make us enemies alienated from God, but through Jesus’ death, we can be reconciled (made friends again). Surely, the serious consequences of sin should lead us to see our need for forgiveness. Having obtained forgiveness, we should continue to live faithfully so we can continue in God’s fellowship. Sin is a barrier between loved ones. Husbands and wives may be alienated for many reasons. Parents and children may have conflict. Alienation may also occur in the church or between friends. James 3:14-18; Gal. 2:11-14; Rom. 16:17 - Sin can cause all these tragedies between people who should love one another. We must seek to obtain forgiveness, not just from God, but also from the people, we offended. Moreover, those who have been wronged must be willing to forgive. Luke 15:18, 21 - The prodigal son confessed he had sinned against both heaven and his father. Matthew 5:23, 24 - We must seek reconciliation with those we have wronged. Luke 17:3, 4 - People who sin against others should express repentance. If they do, others must willingly forgive them. Sin gives a burden of guilt. Genesis 3:10 - Adam hid himself from God because he was afraid. He felt guilty and ashamed. Psalms 38:3-8 - When David committed adultery and murder, he groaned because his burden of sin was too heavy to bear. Forgiveness restores our innocence. Psalms 51:1-3, 7-10 - David pled for his sins to be blotted out (v1, 2, 9), so he might be white as snow (v7) with a clean heart and right spirit (v10). The burden of guilt can be replaced with a beautiful sense of innocence through Jesus’ blood. Romans 5:1-2 – “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”
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LEGALS MODIMOLLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY SCHEDULE 11 (Regulation 21) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF TOWNSHIP KOLOLO ESTATE EXTENSION 1 The Modimolle Local Municipality hereby gives notice in terms of Section 69(6)(a) of the Town-planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No 15 of 1986), that an application to establish the township referred to in the Annexure hereto, has been received by it. Particulars of the application are open to inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Head of Department: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Municipal Building, Harry Gwala Street, Modimolle, for a period of 28 days from 31 August 2012 (the date of first publication of this notice). Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged in writing and in duplicate with the Head of Department: Town Planning at the above office or posted to him/her at Private Bag X1008, MODIMOLLE, 0510, within a period of 28 days from 31 August 2012. ANNEXURE Name of township: Kololo Estate Extension 1 Full name of applicant: PeterJohn Dacomb of The Practice Group (Pty) Ltd acting for YTJ Beheer BV South Africa Branch Office Incorporated in the Netherlands. Number of erven, proposed zoning and development control measures: A total of 2 erven both to be zoned “Agricultural”, including game farming, game breeding and associated facilities, and the provision of a maximum of 10 overnight accommodation units, subject to the conditions set out in the Modimolle Land Use Scheme, 2004 which shall include the following: • The floor area of each accommodation unit shall be limited to 250 m²; • The height of buildings shall be restricted to 2 storeys; • The coverage of buildings and structures on the erf shall not exceed 5% of the area thereof; and • Buildings included outbuildings shall be situated no closer than 20m from any boundary of the erf. Description of land on which township is to be established: Part of the Remaining Extent of the Farm Klippoort 487, Registration Division KQ, Province of Limpopo Locality of proposed township: The proposed township is situated along of the D1679 District Road, known as Bakkerspas Road, directly south of the Kololo Estate Proper Township. The site is located approximately 28 kilometers southwest of the Settlement of Vaalwater. Details of Applicant: Practice Group (Pty) Ltd P O Box 35895 Menlo Park 0102 Tel: 012-362 1741 Fax: 012-362 0983 E-mail: email@example.com Our Reference: 600/643 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE NORTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT, PRETORIA REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Case Number: 15586/ 2008 In the matter between: MEEG BANK LIMITED Plaintiff
7 September, 2012 and MOSHIMANE NIKLAAS MASWANGANYI 1st Defendant RAMOKONE LENAH REBECCAH MASWANGANYI 2nd Defendant This is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgement obtained in the above Honourable Court dated the 26 May 2009 in terms of which the following property will be sold in execution on 21 September 2012 at 10h00 at The Magistrate Court, Bela Bela to the highest bidder without reserve: Certian property: Erf 7748 Bela-Bela extension 6 Township, Bela-Bela Local Municipality, Registration Division K.R., Province of Limpopo Measuring 308 (Three Hundred and Eight) square metres Held by Deed of Transfer no. T 35750/1997 Physical address: Stand 7748 Bela-Bela extension 6 Zoning: General residential (Nothing guaranteed) Improvements: The following information is furnished but not guaranteed: Main building: 2 x Bedrooms, open plan lounge/dining room, kitchen, 2 x bathrooms Outbuilding: 1 x Single garage, 2 x boys rooms (The nature, extent, condition and existence of the improvements are not guaranteed, and are sold “voetstoots”) The Purchaser shall in addition to the Auctioneers’s commission, pay a deposit of 10% of the purchase price in cash or bank guarantee cheque on the day of the sale and the balance against transfer which shall be secured by a Bank or Building Society guarantee in a form acceptable to Plaintiff’s conveyancers, which guarantee shall be delivered by the Purchaser to the Sheriff within fourteen (14) days form the date of the sale and shall provide for the payment of the full balance and any such interest payable as provided for hereunder. The Rules of this auction is available 24 hours before the auction at the office of the Sheriff Bela-Bela (Warmbad) Metro Building, Room 1M, Kotie street, Ellisras. The office of the Sheriff for BelaBela (Warmbad) will conduct the sale. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules, apply. Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to conditions, inter alia: A) Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. ( U R L h t t p : / / w w w. i n f o . g o v. z a / v i e w / DownloadFileAction?id=99961) B) FICA - legislation i.r.o proof of identity and address particulars. C) Payment of a Registation Fee of R10 000 in cash. D) Registration conditions. The aforesaid sale shall be subject to the Conditions of Sale which may be inspected at the office of the Sheriff of the High Court, Bela-Bela (Warmbad) Metro Building, Room 1M, Kotie Street, Ellisras. Dated at Sandton this day of August 2012 STRAUSS DALY INC. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY 10th Floor World Trade Centre, Green Park, cnr Lower road & West road South, Sandton, Tel: 010 201 8600 REF: Ms M Naidoo/rm/ M2517/0129 C/o STRAUSS DALY ATTORNEYS Centaur House, 38 Ingersol Street, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE HILBERT WELHELM DURRHEIM Identity Number: 340228 5020 082 Formerly of 25 Sekelbos Avenue, Bosveldsig, Modimolle, 0510 Who died on 25 June 2012 ESTATE NO: 12181/2012 All persons having claims against the abovementioned Estate are required to lodge their claims with the undersigned within 30 (Thirty) days after the date of publication hereof. LANSER & WILLIAMS ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTRIX 16 Sutter road, P.O. Box 18, Bela-Bela, 0480, Tel 014 736 2216/7
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Joe Slovo Bridge finally opens
Modimolle Mayor Mrs Kgaretja Lekalakala and some councillors and stakeholders during the opening of Joe Slovo bridge holders during the opening of Joe Slovo Bridge. Photo TK Mashaba TK Mashaba Friday, 31 August, marked a significant day in Modimolle when the long awaited Joe Slovo Bridge was finally put to work. The bridge, that used to be prone to flooding in the rainy season, has now been rebuilt to allow pedestrians and motorists to cross the river safely. Originally, the project was meant to be completed within eight months, but in the end the whole construction took more than three years to complete. During the opening ceremony, the mayor of Modimolle, Ms Kgaretja Lekalakala, said that the long wait is over. “The construction of the Joe Slovo Bridge is indeed an asset to our community in more ways
than one. For many years the road leading to Phagameng had caused our community hardship and it was an inconvenience to the community,” she said. “We want to put this upfront that, as the municipality, we appreciate your patience and your zeal to persuade us to speed up this project. Many cars became stuck on the bridge when it flooded during the rainy season and local commuters were inconvenienced by the flooding,” Lekalakala added. The mayor said that the problems that plagued the different construction phases of the bridge were beyond the control of the municipality. These problems became a major challenge in the effort to complete the bridge on time.
Lekalakala added that some of the challenges included that they budgeted R8 million and eight months to complete the bridge. The bridge was funded by the Municipal Infrastructure Grants (MIG). In her speech, Lekalakala claimed that the municipal council realised that work on the bridge was progressing very slowly. There was also some differences between the council and both the engineer and the contractor. “We decided to terminate their contracts,” she explained. “I want to inform the public that an amount of R3, 548,411.40 was spent on the initial contractor and consultant for the work that they had done. The council made a resolution that the remaining R4 451 588.60 would be set aside for the completion of the bridge, without any additions,” she said. “We were not doing well in terms of the MIG, which forced us to request the administration to follow the supply chain process for the appointment of a new contractor. We want to assure the community of Modimolle that every cent budgeted for this project will be accounted for,” Lekalakala pledged. Lekalakala said that the municipality established a municipal public account committee (MPAC) that will have the mandate to oversee the performance of the municipality. The chairperson of the MPAC, Cllr Patrick Mashaba, followed a weekly programme to ensure that the bridge is completed. “We want to thank him for ensuring that the bridge is complete. We pray that this bridge will not only be a link to a destination but become symbolic of a united community in our town,” the mayor said.
Waterberg hosts district farmers’ conference
Waterberg District executive mayor Ms Tlotlanang Mogotlane encouraged farmers to have strong relations with the Trade Investment Limpopo during the district farmers’ exhibition conference. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela The Waterberg District Municipality hosted the District Farmers Exhibition Conference in partnership with Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).
The event was held for farmers and interested parties at the Shoprite Complex parking area in Modimolle on the morning of Thursday, 23 August. Mr Richard Makhubela, from SEDA, said that the conference would offer a great platform for the participants to broaden their knowledge and insight on farming related issues as well as take advantage of the investment opportunities. He said that the aim of the conference was to promote sustainable economic developments through farming and attract investors to opportunities within the Waterberg District. Representatives from municipalities and sector departments, SEDA, Semitra, Land Bank, Rural Development and Land Reform, Limpopo Economic Development (LED) Resource Centre, RSA Market Agents, government agencies present and farmers in the District attended the event.The Waterberg District executive mayor, Ms Tlotlanang Mogotlane, spoke during the conference. In her address, Mogotlane said that the people of Waterberg are justifiably proud to be hosting such an event. “With the increased cost of travel, the Waterberg
is strategically placed to attract many visitors who seek to escape from the pressures of the cities to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this diverse wilderness destination,” she said. She added that the district has competitive advantages in three key economic pillars namely: Mining, Tourism and Agriculture. She said although these economic pillars are equally important to make our district vibrant, agricultural activities take place every second because the population must be fed on daily basis. “Agriculture is how we try to provide food security by using land to grow and rearing animals to provide food. It is also a human activity in which men and women experiment, learn and cooperate in order to make nature serve their interests. Moreover, like every human activity, agriculture is exposed to the contradictory forces of change and tradition, and social and political tension,” she said. The partners in the conference called upon farmers to have strong relations with Trade Investment Limpopo (TIL) to assist in export marketing for agricultural produce.
Thabazimbi Women’s Prayer Day a success Lizzy Bapela
Women from different churches in Thabazimbi sang, danced and prayed together during the Women’s Prayer Day. Photo supplied
The multi-faith Women’s Prayer Day that the mayor of Thabazimbi, Ms Patricia Mosito, hosted in partnership with the Thabazimbi Community Development Trust was a success. The ceremony was held at Regorogile Multi-Purpose Sports Centre on Sunday, 26 August. The main objective of the ceremony was to promote tolerance and acceptance between and among different religious and cultural groups. In her welcome address, mayor Mosito regarded August as one of the important months. She said it is a month in which women need to take and audit of themselves and assess their successes over the past year. She further said that women must occupy
all facets of life in order to make meaningful and sustainable contributions so that they can create a better life for all. Mosito said the church and all other religious denominations are no different. “We must be able to give the much-needed spiritual guidance to our communities and also need to acknowledge the role that religious organisations played in the freedom of our country. Although we have attained our freedom and democracy, we are more in need of spiritual and moral guidance. We are faced with major social ills that are currently destroying the moral fabric of our society,” she said. She called on men and women to guide the youngsters become the spiritual and moral compass and provide the muchneeded counsel to deal with challenges.
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Drama school produces actress Best Arts Centre show in Bela Bela “I might not be an actress for the rest of my life but I like the fact that my family is very supportive,”
Actress Angelina Malapile took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to The BEAT in Bela Bela. Photo: Thandekile Sibanyoni Thandekile Sibanyoni Angeline Malapile, of Bela Bela, is only fourteen years old, but she has already bagged her first film role. Angeline will appear in a film called Ulele. Shooting will start on Friday, 7 September at Temba in Hammanskraal. Other filming locations include Sunnyside in Pretoria. The founder of the local OTAMPHO
drama school, Mr Buti Morake, will direct the film. The OTAMPHO drama school is currently using the facilities at Bela Bela High School to conduct their classes and training. Angeline, who is in Grade 8 at Ulando Combined Schools, won the role in the film after Morake noticed her potential and acting talent. According to Angeline, she had always dreamed of being an actress. “I always wanted to be an actress. I was inspired by Mr Buti Morake after seeing him playing the role of Dustbin Rarancha, one of the witches in Death of a Queen, a Shakespeare drama told in a local way,” she said. “My dream of being an actress became a reality when he came to our school earlier this year and invited us to join his drama school,” Angeline explained. According to Angeline, she would love to be a successful actress one day. She has a steady head on her shoulders and says that she also wants to pursue another career to make sure that she has a bright future ahead of her. she said. Ulele is a film about three teenage girls who experience peer pressure and become enemies after interfering in each other’s lives. Angelina will play the role of Mangy, a schoolgirl in the middle of all the drama. The film’s message is that young people should stand up for what they believe in and should not allow others to ruin their futures.
Ikokobetseng Gospel Choir records first album
Precious Marobele the director and actor and of Beat Arts Centre in Pienaarsrivier. Photo supplied TK Mashaba Bela Bela arts enthusiasts are in for a treat when The Best Arts Centre, based in Pienaarsrivier, is coming to Bela Bela. The Centre, under the directorship of Ms Precious Marobele, an actor and an author in her own right, will come
to Bela Bela to perform their latest hit show, Believe it or Not. The students from the centre perform the show and the audience is in for a big surprise, according to Marobele. The show consists of three segments, drama, dancing and a live band. The Best Arts Centre has performed their shows in Pienaarsrivier and Lephalale so far. They are planning a Waterberg tour soon and that tour will include towns like Mokopane and Modimolle. The Best Arts Centre takes in children and unemployed young people as part of their skills training initiative. They train their students in drama, handcrafts, drawing, singing and dance. “This year we are looking forward to making it big and to take some of the talents to larger productions. The performers are not well trained yet, but they are people with so much talent,” Marobele said. The Best Arts Centre Believe it or Not show will be at the Bela Bela Community Hall on Sunday, 9 September. An entrance fee of R20 per person will be charged.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: 2013-14 IDP/BUDGET/PMS REVIEW PROCESS PLAN Members of the Modimolle-based Ikokobetseng Gospel Choir. Photo: Mzamane Ringane Mzamane Ringane Mention the name Ikokobetseng Gospel Choir around the Waterberg district, and you need not say anything more to introduce this group. The well-known and beloved group have now recorded their first 10-track debut album named Modimo Re Boka Wena. The album is due to be released soon. The 30-member group is arguably the best choir in the Waterberg, and they are willing to make a mark in the music industry. The group members come from Modimolle, Bela Bela and Mookgophong. The group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tumi Makwela, said that their aim by forming this group was to preach the word of God through gospel music. Ikokobetseng comes with five popular faces from the former Mashishi Gospel Choir, including leader Tumi
Makwela. Makwela said that the new group was started last year in August. “We wanted to give young people something positive to do. By taking part in this group, we stay away from unnecessary trouble out there. As a local group, we look up to Joyous Celebration as our motivational factor, but we compose our own songs,” Makwela said. A single hymn by this group is enough to send shivers down the spines of anybody who is listening at that moment. The group survives with financial aid from Dr Radipabe, Dr Kubai, Dr Mahlare and Mr Mpho Chokolo. Ikokobetseng has already performed outside the Waterberg, at places like Katjibane and Polokwane. They perform at funerals, weddings, anniversaries, and any other event that they are invited to. For any correspondence, contact Tumi Makwela on 074 992 0924 or James Maswanganyi on 072 946 9730.
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 28 of the Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 that Bela Bela Local Municipality has approved its 2013-14 IDP/BUDGET/PMS Review Process Plan at a duly convened Executive Council meeting on the 28 August 2012. The process plan can now be viewed on the municipal website at www.belabela.gov.za. Enquiries can be directed to: Mr M.L. Mashishi at (014) 736 8000. N.S. Bambo Municipal Manager
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Phagameng soccer team out at district level
The South African Football Association (SAFA) has urged schools to help in developing raw talent through the Under16 Metropolitan Schools Tournament. Photo: Supplied TK Mashaba The Phagameng High School soccer team, who represented the Waterberg in the Metropolitan Schools games, fell out at the district level of the games on Saturday, 1 September. The Limpopo district games were held at Mahwelereng Stadium in Mokopane. Five Limpopo districts took part in the clash of the titans. They were Mopani, Vhembe, Capricorn, Sekhukhune and Waterberg. The Phagameng boys were clustered into a two game match with the Mopani district. Their first game was treated as an away game and the second as a home game for the sake of points, even though all games were played at Mahwelereng. The Modimolle team lost their fist game 2-1 and needed two goals in the second game to cash in on the away goal advantage, but they played to a
goalless draw. This meant that the Mopani district faces the Capricorn district in the finals. Capricorn won and will go on to the provincial level. The BEAT interviewed Phagameng teams’ head coach, Mr Elias Sehlapelo, to hear how they feel about the journey. “This was a great journey and experience for my boys. They played well even though it was not enough to reach the final,” he said. Sehlapelo added that they would pick up the pieces form where they left off for the next annual tournament. “We will have to double our efforts for next year,” he said. According to SAFA’s vice president Mandla ‘Shoes’ Mazibuko, who is also the president of the South African Schools Football Association (SASFA), it all begins at school level and it is very important that they encourage and nurture young players of the sport at schools.
Leventis FC was hit hard by logistical and financial problems during the 2011/12 SAB League season. Photo: TK Mashaba
Month before SAB League Kick Off TK Mashaba Fans of the Waterberg regional teams can start preparing for a feast of soccer, because the SAB Regional Waterberg League will start in one month’s time. According to Ms Refilwe Khoza, SAFA official in Modimolle, the new SAB League season will start on Saturday, 6 October. Unfortunately, the final fixtures could not be released for media use yet. Teams who qualify for the league still have to register all their players and the logistics of
this season will be very different from the past. SAFA held a meeting in Bela Bela two weeks ago and decided that from now on the SAB Waterberg League will be clustered into three streams. Bela Bela teams were clustered with Modimolle, Lephalale with Thabazimbi and Mookgopong teams with Mogalakwena. This in turn will help most of the struggling teams with logistics and finances. Teams who used to travel far into the Waterberg regions for their away games will now be travelling closer to home for these games. Last year, a few teams struggled
to attend all their games due to the financial implication of travelling so far. Leventis FC was removed from the SAB League due to the fact that they missed so many games. Mr Tsietsi Mohapi, owner of Modimolle’s Troublemakers, said that the clustering of teams was a good move by SAFA. He explained that he used to spend up to R30 000 for transport and food for his team during the season. “The cluster will help us a lot as most of our players are students and at times they can’t afford the travelling expenses and soccer kits,” he said.
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Hendrik (Boikie) Monareng from the Warmbaths/Bela-Bela Marathon Club participated in the Golden Reef 100 Miler road race at the Krugersdorp Game Reserve on Friday, 31 August. He won the race with a finishing time of 14 hours and 35 minutes. He also participated in the 5150 Bela-Bela Triathlon at Forever Resorts Warmbaths. He finished in the 55th place. His finishing time was 3.13.35.