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The BEAT 11 May

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Waterfront inferno! Sympathisers from across town and the nearby township rushed to the scene to help douse out the raging flames.

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CRIME | NEWS

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Modimolle SAPS Station Commander Colonel Louisa Harmse receives a memorandum from Councillor Rufus Mahoro, flanked by Alfred Maremane (left), Simon Moselana and Hendrick Malatji (far right). Photo: Mzamane Ringane

Car theft frenzy Mzamane Ringane Authorities at the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court had their hands full on Monday 7 May, when six suspects appeared in relation to cases of alleged car theft. Magistrate Nkateko Maluleke had to adjourn proceedings for a few minutes, since the gallery was packed to the rafters, with many others standing inside the courtroom. Members of the public were ordered to go outside, so as to restore order by allowing only a restricted number of

people inside the courtroom. The court then proceeded, with the cases later being postponed to 15 May for the profiling of the suspects. The suspects were arrested over the weekend. The BEAT could not at this stage, confirm whether the cases related to the recent motor car theft which has been tormenting Phagameng residents in Modimolle. Police in Modimolle have recently warned residents to take precautionary measures to avoid falling victim to this threat.

Modimolle SAPS spokesperson James Findlay told The Beat’s sister publication, Die Pos/The Post that there was an increasing number of car theft cases in Modimolle, especially in the Phagameng Township. He warned at the time that old model Isuzu bakkies and Toyota vehicles were the most targeted. Later on the day of the court appearance of the six suspects, concerned members of the community handed over a memorandum of grievances to the station commander Colonel Louisa Harmse. Among the grievances, was the rising

criminal activities ranging from residential burglaries and stealing of vehicles. The concerned residents decried that albeit reporting of these issues by residents, the police were not taking sufficient steps to keep the complainants in the loop on progress made in relation to their cases. Ward 8 Councillor Rufus Mahoro said the community held a successful meeting on Sunday 6 May, to address some of the challenges. As a resolution to some of the challenges, the community agreed to unite and establish block committees to deal with these issues, which included residential crimes.

Mokopane attorney in court for sexual assault Lizzy Bapela An attorney at law from Mokopane appeared before the local magistrate’s court on Friday 4 May, facing charges of sexual assault. The suspect was released on bail of R2000, and was expected to appear again before the Mokopane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 31 May, pending further investigations. The well-known lawyer’s arrest and subsequent court appearance were a sequel to an incident that allegedly happened in his office on the morning of Thursday 19 April. Limpopo police spokesperson, LieutenantColonel Moatshe Ngoepe, said it was alleged the victim was in his office with the accused. Police investigations were ongoing.

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TK Mashaba An apparent syndicate robbed a motorist and his passenger after allegedly puncturing the car’s tyres with spikes laid across the road on Saturday 5 May. The Bela-Bela motorist, who chose to remain anonymous, said the car suddenly screeched to a halt after driving over what he later realised were spikes. He said a total of four alleged robbers flung open the driver’s and off-side doors, dragging the two out of the vehicle. The robbers ordered them to lie face down, and then frog-marched them through a broken farm perimeter fencing. In the bushes the driver was ordered to reveal the password to his mobile phone. “When I refused to do so the four men attacked me, with one of them kicking me in the face and ribs. The driver was on Monday 7 May recuperrating at Bela-Bela’s Phodi Clinic. He said the two were travelling from Pretoria towards Bela-Bela, when they were ambushed at around 23h00. After robbing them of valuables and money, the suspects left them stranded. In The BEAT edition of Friday 4 May, the newspaper reported on police warnings about a series of armed robberies in the area. Bela-Bela SAPS detectives commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Abel Phetla, said motorists should be cautious on the particular stretch of road, as other robberies had been reported in the past. Spikes were allegedly used to puncture the vehicle’s tyres before the robbery.

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Tongues of raging flames at popular Waterfront Andries van der Heyde & TK Mashaba A total of four properties along Bela-Bela’s popular Waterfront went up in flames in the late hours of Monday 7 May. Fire damage was estimated at R3 million. The local fire brigade responded swiftly to fight the inferno. Sympathisers from across town and also the nearby township rushed to the scene to help douse out the raging flames. Bela-Bela SAPS spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Phetla, said investigations were under way to determine the cause of the fire. He warned against casting aspersions at this stage of forensic and other probes. Waterfront precinct owners Century 21 CEO, Fred van Heerden, confirmed that four properties behind the Waterfront and beyond the artificial lake were completely destroyed. His son, N J van Heerden, who heads the Change for Bela-Bela civic pressure group, said a number of leads were to be investigated. He said arson could not be ruled out. Van Heerden Snr said the cause of the fire could not be an electrical short circuit, as there was no power connection to the properties. By early Tuesday 8 May mopping up operations continued on site.

A section of Bela-Bela’s Waterfront complex went up in flames in the late hours of the night, waking up all and sundry to help douse out the blaze. Photos: Andries van der Hyde

An amazing workshop on the workings of courtroom reporting Phew! Where do I start? There has been so many developments — for better, for worse — around the Waterberg in the past few days. Mzamane Ringane called on Sunday 6 May, to say he would not make it at the office the next day, Monday 7 May. My foot! But then my nerves calmed down when the reporter gave genuine reasons why he would not make it. Mzamane has been talking about rumours of an alleged car-highjack syndicate operating in and around Modimolle. During the mobile contact he said it had been suggested on social media that a member of the syndicate was recently cornered by residents and handed over to the police. The suspect was expected to appear in court on Monday, meaning Mzamane had to spend time there observing, among others, possible heightened security at the courts, and the number of residents arriving for the obvious formal remand. Mzamane said social media also suggested two other suspects, who initially escaped, had also been rounded up. My advice was for the police and then the courts to pronounce on such. That takes us to an eye-opening workshop both The BEAT and Die Pos/The Post editorial personnel attended last Friday 4 May. The workshop was facilitated by Caxton & CTP group legal director, Helene Eloff. It was a good workshop whereby I, the ol’ man river, was surprised by some print media legal requirements I had no clue about. For instance, I have always said to the reporters when a matter is scheduled for a court of law, no one is allowed to comment on it. Only the presiding judge or magistrate can pronounce on such. The truth, according to Helene, is that yes affected parties can comment on a court sentence, as long as both sides — claimant and

The BEAT and Die Pos/The Post editorial personnel attended a workshop facilitated by Caxton Group legal expert, Helene Eloff (front row, second from left). Also on the front row are Ronél van Jaarsveld (left), Bea Emslie, and Carina Bester. On the back row is Andries van der Heyde (from left), Lizzy Bapela, Mzamane Ringane, TK Mashaba, Keina Swart, Johnny Masilela and Lorraine Loots. Photo: Maria Oberholzer

defendant — are afforded equal prominence. But then court reporting is like walking the knife edge. For instance, can ordinary people be negatively critical of a court sentence? Music lovers across the Waterberg gobbled up The BEAT’s last edition’s front page lead story, which was based on the roaring success of Modimolle’s The Rudiments Virtuoso Live Band’s performances at Johannesburg’s

Newtown cultural precinct. Mzamane has the openended assignment to keep an eye on further developments with regards to this collective of home-grown artists. Other eye-catching developments is the anticipated participation of Thohoyandou’s Black Leopards Football Club, on the occasion of the Johnny Masilela forthcoming National First The BEAT Editor Division promotional playLetter from the Editor offs.

Black Leopards FC, affectionately known as Lidoda Duvha (day shall come) mesmerised Johannesburg’s Jomo Cosmos 3-0 last weekend, in the Thohoyandou Stadium packed to the rafters. Our reporters also have an eye on the performances of Premier Soccer League campaigners, Polokwane City FC and Baroka FC, in the final stretch of the season. Both Baroka FC and Polokwane City face the dreaded relegation axe should they fail to rise to the occasion over the weekend. Down but not out goes the ambitious BelaBela Soccer Academy, who went down 3-0 to the Polokwane City development side last Wednesday 2 May.

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Fire sends shockwaves across night-time Bela-Bela

Workers, shoppers and holidaymakers gasped at the skeletal remains of part of what was a popular Waterfront precinct. Mop up operations continued for the best part of the week. Photos: Niel & Keina Swart

Welcome to the new managers at Bela-Bela First and foremost we would like to to Modimolle will be open for motorists. welcome Michael Makhubela, our The Integrated Development Plan new permanently employed (IDP) roadshow where the municipal manager, Ramadiga municipality will meet with all the Melvin Marutha and Jamela wards, had already commenced on Selapyane, head of corporate Tuesday 24 April. services. This is for the comWe are also in munity to give their the process of input to the plans and finalising other express their needs key positions for the next five that still need to years. Community be filled. members should take We have made note of the dates and strides in sport locations when the since March by municipality will officially visit them. opening the As for the youth, we Bela-Bea High are looking forward School Stadium JEREMIA NGOBENI to the career expo where a football Mayor of Bela-Bela that will be held in tournament was May. held over Easter. Various tertiary The Moloto Stadium upgrade is institutions will be in attendance to continuing in order for it to be offer matric learners a choice of transformed into a state of the art further studying and various facility which can accommodate courses. Learners will even have and host all kinds of sporting the opportunity to gain information events. on how to obtain bursaries. The widening of the bridge at the This event is not only for current entrance of the Bela-Bela township matric learners, but also for is due to start soon. people who have already left Once construction starts, an alternative entrance along the R101 school.

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Contact the mayor about corruption or maladministration with driver’s and learner’s licences has been closed The contract of the municipal manager, OP until the investigation is complete. Sebola, concluded on the end of March and while We request residents to be patient and encourage the municipality completes the process of those who want to assist the municipality in any way or appointing a new municipal manager, council has want to report any form of to appoint an acting municipal corruption or maladministra-tion to manager. contact the mayor directly by senIt goes without saying that a ding email to munici-pality cannot function marlene@modimolle.gov.za(.) properly without a municipal Also follow the Mayoral page on manager and council will meet on Facebook: Mayor/Burgemeester Wednesday 25 April to appoint Marlene van Staden, for daily an acting municipal manager or information updates. will request the provincial Residents should keep an eye out department of CoGHSTA to for the IDP meeting in their ward second an official to act. This will during May where the new draft be council’s second attempt at budget for the 2018/19 financial appointing an acting municipal year will be discussed, as well as the manager and we apologise to all MARLENE VAN STADEN new proposed tariffs. Our aim is to residents who might have been Mayor of Modimolle / Moogophong only increase tariffs in line with the affected by the vacancy. inflation rate. The appointment of a new All municipal customers are requested to check their municipal manager is crucial as the debt owed to contact details with the municipality to ensure their Eskom continues to be a huge challenge and the accounts are emailed to them. It is also important to municipality has defaulted on the re-payment of note that the inputs to the valuation role closes on the bulk debt of R144 million. Monday 30 April. It can be accessed at We would like to call on all creditors of the www.lim368.gov.za(.) municipality to submit their full details in order to A severe storm hit Modimolle on Wednesday 11 April arrange payment. with rainfall of up to 80 mm, causing chaos and severe The Mookgophong Licencing Office is currently damage. We would like to thank the team who under investigation following allegations of managed the situation under such trying circumstances. bribery and corruption. The section which deals

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LEGALS NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION AUCTION IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (GAUTENG DIVISION, PRETORIA) CASE NO: 50360/2016 In the matter between: BELLE VUE FARMS (PTY) LTD Plaintiff and EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TRADING 437 (PTY) LTD Defendant In pursuance of a judgement of the above Honourable Court granted on 14 September 2016, and in execution of a writ of execution of immovable property issued thereafter, the following property will be sold by the Sheriff of the High Court for the district of Bela Bela on 17 May 2018 at 10H00 at 33 Luna Street, Bela Bela by public tender to the highest bidder, without reserve: CERTAIN: Portion 62, a Portion of Portion16 of Farm Roodekuil 496, Bela Bela, Registration Division KR, Limpopo; Measuring: 29,110 Hectares; HELD: Under Deed of Transfer number: T038966/ 07; ZONING: Agricultural IMPROVEMENTS: The following information is furnished but not guaranteed: The property situated at Portion 62 of Farm Roodekuil (GPS: -24.94776, 28.31662) consists of 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 lounge, 1 dining room, 2 garages, deck and lapa; outhouse with 3 bedrooms, living room and 1 bathroom; 3 boreholes; 5 bush camps (The nature, extent, condition and axistence of the

improvements are not guaranteed); The Purchaser shall in addition to the Sheriff’s commission, which is 6% (Six percent) on the first R100 000.00 of the proceeds of the sale and thereafter 3.5% (Three comma five percent) on R100 001.00 to R400 000 and 1.5% (One comma five percent) on the balance thereof, up to a maximum fee of R40 000.00 (Fourty thousand rand) plus VAT thereon and a minimum of R3 000.00 plus VAT thereon, pay a deposit of 10% of the purchase price in cash or bank guaranteed cheque or EFT into the Sheriff’s trust account immediately upon demand by the Sheriff and the balance against transfer, which shall be secured by a Bank guarantee in a form acceptable to Plaintiff’s attorneys, which guarantee shall be delivered by the Purchaser to the Sheriff within 3 (three) days (or such later date as may be agreed in writing) from the date of the sale and shall provide for the payment of the full balance and any such interest payable as provided for hereunder. Should the purchaser fail to furnish the Sheriff with a bank guarantee within 3 days after the date of sale (or such later date as may be agreed in writing), the Sheriff may in his/her sole discretion grant the purchaser a 5 day extension within which to provide the required bank guarantee. Should the Purchaser fail to furnish the Sheriff with a bank guarantee, which is approved by the Plaintiff’s attorney, within the required time, the sale may be cancelled. The Rules of this auction are available 24 hours before the auction at the office of the Sheriff Bela Bela, 33 Luna Street, Bela Bela. The Sheriff Bela Bela will conduct the sale and all tender bids shall be submitted in writing in a sealed envelope to the Sheriff at such address at any time prior to the auction. Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to conditions, inter alia: A) Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (URL:http:// www.info.gov.za/view/ DownloadFileAction?id=99961) B) FICA - legislation i.r.o. proof of identity and address particulars C) Registration conditions of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. The aforesaid sale shall be subject to the Conditions of Sale which may be inspected at the office of the Sheriff Bela-Bela, 33 Luna Street, Bela-Bela, during normal office hours Monday to Friday, Tel: 014 736 3389, or at the offices of the atorneys acting for the Execution Creditor / Plaintiff Grosskopf

Attorneys, 273 Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria: Tel 012 346 2606 REF: M174/JWG/sm. On the date of the auction the sheriff will open and read out all tender bids and the highest tender shall win the bid. GROSSKOPF ATTORNEYS, Attorneys for the Plaintiff 273 Paul Kruger Street, 4 th Floor, PGC House, Pretoria: Tel: 012 346 2606 Fax: 012 305 7560 e-mail: sonja@grosslaw.co.za Ref: M174/JWG/sm. NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION AUCTION IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA GAUTENG DIVISION PRETORIA CASE NUMBER: 82541/2014 In the matter between: THE STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LIMITED (Registration Number: 1962/ 000738/06) Plaintiff and LINDI BRANFORD (Identity Number: 791119 0037 086) Defendant In execution of a judgment of the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria at the Sheriff’s office, Modimolle at No: 20 Ahmed Kathrada Street, Modimolle, 0510 on Tuesday the 29th day of May 2018 at 11H00 of the undermentioned property of the defendants’ subject to the conditions of sale which are available for inspection at the offices of the Sheriff Offices, Modimolle during office hours. CERTAIN: Portion 30 (A Portion of portion 1) of Erf 907 Nylstroom Extention 7 Township, Registration Division K.R., Limpopo Province, measuring 1 166 (one thousand one hundred and sixty six) square metres, held by Deed of Transfer No. T64468/2008, subject to the conditions therein contained and especially subject to the conditions imposed by the Koro Creek Home owners Association. Also known as: 22 Eagle Drive, Koro Creek Golf Estate, Modimolle, Limpopo The following information is furnished regarding improvements on the property although nothing in this respect is guaranteed: VACANT LAND The property is zoned residential. The sale shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the High Court and the rules made thereunder and the Purchaser (other than the Execution Creditor) shall pay a deposit of 10% of the purchase price in cash at the time of the sale. The full Conditions of Sale and rules of auction shall be inspected at the offices of the Sheriff of

the High Court, Modimolle at No: 20 Ahmed Kathrada Street, Modimolle, 0510 24 hours prior to the auction. Take further notice that:1.This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgment obtained in the above court. 2.The Rules of this auction is available 24 hours before the auction at the office of the Sheriff Modimolle. 3. Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to the conditions, inter alia: (a) Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (URL http://www.info.gov.za/ view/ DownloadFileAction?id=99961). (b) FICA-legislation i.r.o. proof of identity and address particulars; (c) All bidders are required to pay R10 000.00 (refundable) registration fee prior to the commencement of the auction in order to obtain a buyer’s card; (d) Registration conditions Dated at Pretoria on 6 April 2018. Plaintiff’s Attorneys VEZI & DE BEER INCORPORATED 319 Alpine Road Lynnwood P. O. Box 13461 Hatfield, 0028 Tel: (012) 361 5640 Direct fax: 086 560 3365 REF: M MOHAMED/MDP/ MAT22035 E-mail: monique@vezidebeer.co.za NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION IMMOVABLE PROPERTY IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (LIMPOPO DIVISION, POLOKWANE) CASE NUMBER: 5756/2017 In the matter between: NEDBANK LIMITED Plaintiff and YOLANDI DU PREEZ Identity number: 810610 0113 080 Defendant A Sale in Execution of the undermentioned property as per Court Order dated the 23rd November, 2017 is to be held without reserve at offices of the Sheriff of the High Court, Modimolle at 20 Ahmed Kathrada Street, Modimolle (Nylstroom) on 29th May 2018 at 11H00. Full conditions of Sale can be inspected at the offices of the Sheriff of the High Court, Modimolle at the abovementioned address and will also be read out by the Sheriff prior to the sale in Execution. The Execution Creditor, Sheriff and/or Plaintiff’s Attorneys do not give any warranties with regard to the description and/or improvements. PROPERTY: Erf 1651 Nylstroom Extension 8 township Registration Division K.R., Limpopo Province Measuring 2 434 square

metres Known as: 3 Karee Avenue, Nylstroom IMPROVEMENTS: 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room HACK STUPEL & ROSS Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 2000, Pretoria Tel: 012 325 4185 REFERENCE: MAJOTHI/ IDB/GT12410 ERF 69 PHAGAMENG, MODIMOLLE NOTICE Notice in terms of Section 56 of Town Planning and Townships Ordinance 1986, (Ord 15 of 1986) Read together with Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act of 2013(Act 16 of 2013). I, PULE SELAMOLELA of the firm GREEN SPACE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING CONSULTANTS, being the authorized agent of the owner of Erf 69 Phagameng , hereby give notice in terms of Section 56 (1) (b) (i) of

Town Planning and Townships Ordinance 1986 read together with the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 2013 (Act 16 of 2013) that I have applied to Modimolle Local municipality for the amendment of the Modimolle Land Use Scheme 2004 by the rezoning the property described above from “Residential 1” to “Residential2” subject to conditions. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Municipal Manager, OR Thambo Civic Centre, Harry Gwala Street, Modimolle, for a period of 28 days from 11 May 2018. Objections to or representation in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the above address or at Private Bag x1006, Modimolle, 0510, within a period of 30 days from the day of first publication.

Address of agent: P M SELAMOLELA, Unit 12 Tuscany Park, Allen Street, Modimolle,0510. (11&18/ 05). REMAINING PORTION OF ERF 280 NYLSTROOM, MODIMOLLE NOTICE Notice in terms of Section 56 of Town Planning and Townships Ordinance 1986, (Ord 15 of 1986) Read together with Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act of 2013(Act 16 of 2013). I, PULE SELAMOLELA of the firm GREEN SPACE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING CONSULTANTS, being the authorized agent of the owner of Remaining Portion of Erf 280 Nylstroom (Modimolle) , hereby give notice in terms of Section 56 (1) (b) (i) of Town Planning and Townships Ordinance 1986 read together with the Spatial Planning and Land Use

Management Act 2013 (Act 16 of 2013) that I have applied to Modimolle Local Municipality for the amendment of the Modimolle Land Use Scheme 2004 by the rezoning the property described above from “Business 1” to “Residential 1” subject to conditions. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Municipal Manager, OR Thambo Civic Centre, Harry Gwala Street, Modimolle, for a period of 28 days from 11 May 2018. Objections to or representation in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the above address or at Private Bag x1006, Modimolle, 0510, within a period of 30 days from the day of first publication. Address of agent: P M SELAMOLELA, Unit 12 Tuscany Park, Allen Street, Modimolle,0510. (11&18/ 05).

Mayoral R80-million furore Lizzy Bapela An alleged investment of a sum of R80 million into land earmarked for housing has triggered a verbal warfare between the BelaBela city fathers and the DA. DA lawmaker Desiree van der Walt on Monday 7 May dispatched a statement to the effect that the party was reporting Mayor Jeremiah Ngobeni to the Public Protesctor over the dispute. She said the Public Protector was to be asked to probe an allegedly inflated value of the said piece of land, by upwards of R80 million. The DA said in the party’s opinion the land was estimated at a low R7 million. Ngobeni moved swiftly, dismissing the allegations as untrue, saying there was no mention of figures in a disputed letter addressed to the Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (COHGSTA). Van der Walt further alleged Ngobeni had sent out the correspondence in question with regards to the 240,9-hectre property without the knowledge of the Bela-Bela Local Council. In his response, Ngobeni said: “As BelaBela Local Municipality we have in recent times experienced a shortage of housing for the low-income residents, due to unavailability of land for human settlement. “In addressing this matter, Council resolved to request the MEC of COHGSTA in Limpopo to purchase the land in question.” Regarding the allegations that the mayor

signed the correspondence without the knowledge of council, Ngobeni said this was “unfounded”. “There is a council resolution on this matter. We would also like to make it clear that on the letter written to the MEC for Corporative Governance there was no mention of figures as it has been said. We don’t know where the R80 million (figure) comes from,” he added.

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Date unveiled for Bela-Bela by-elections TK Mashaba The much-anticipated by-elections to fill up a ward vacated by the DA’s Kobus van der Merwe were scheduled for Friday 20 July. Waterberg IEC regional manager, Malome Nkoana, said the institution would on Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May go on a door-todoor registration campaign. In recent weeks ahead of the announcement of the poll date, political parties across the spectrum were already rallying their troops behind the scenes. Ward 9 was vacated by van der Merwe who has since resigned and relocated to the town of George in the Western Cape.

TK Mashaba Bela-Bela’s multi-talented guitarist Sean Sebola continues to string his way to the top. A few months ago he released his first album titled “Ga o rata (If you like)”, which has attracted much attention. Born in Ekurhuleni in Gauteng, Sebola grew up in Bela-Bela, where he developed love for music as a small boy. In the year 2008 he enrolled at the Mc Arts Academy of Music, after relocating to Johannesburg. He got his first break when, as part of the Anam Band, the ensemble was enlisted for varuious festivals. The band’s highlight, perhaps, was when it provided the sound track for a short motion picture titled “Gargoyle”. In 2013 Sebola provided back-up music for a theatrical show titled “Potchefstroom Road”, directed by the respected Martin Koboekae. The play was a hit on the road in the North West province. In 2014 Sebola teamed up with The G7 Band, which worked on cabaret at The Carousel casino. The same year the band won the Pusisano

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Limpopo MEC for Social Development, Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

Limpopo MEC for Social Development, Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana, was scheduled to visit Modimolle on Friday 11 May. Mokaba-Phukwana is on a whistle-stop tour of all districts across the province, engaging departmental staff in order to enhance their capacity. In the Waterberg the employee engagement roadshow would take place on Friday 11 May at the district offices in Modimolle. The MEC was expected to deliver 100 computers and two vehicles to strengthen the capacity of the district offices. The department has undertaken to host the MEC’s meeting and engagement with the employees, in a form of a roadshow, where employees will have the opportunity to engage with her. The MEC’s spokesperson, Joel Seabi, said the initiative comes against the backdrop of various challenges relating to the capacity of the districts. He said the objective was to improve employees’ daily work and ensure improved service delivery, as per the specifications of the departmental budget speech.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) PROCESS NOTICE OF THE DEPARTMENTS DECISION FOR THE APPLICATION OF A WASTE MANAGEMENT LICENSE FOR THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF WASTE DISPOSAL LANDFILL SITUATED WITHIN THE MODIMOLLE AND MOKGOPONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, LIMPOPO PROVINCE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT. MODIMOLLE LANDFILL SITE PROJECT (DEA&DP REF NO.:12/4/10/8-B/8/W4)

Sean Sebola strumming his favourite guitar. Photo: Supplied auditions, which elevated it to be featured in the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, sharing the stage with international crooner Billy Ocean. As a guitarist of note in his own right, Sebola has toured the neighbouring states of Botswana and Eswatini (Swaziland). In the year 2015 Sebola teamed up with the popular “Untouchables” band, travelling to the East Asian city of Sri Lanka, where it became the resident band at the 41 Suar restaurant. He has also showcased his talents in, among other destinations, the Seychelles islands.

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Notice is given in terms of Regulations published in Government Notice R332 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act No. 59 of 2008 [NEM:WA] under Section 54(c)(i) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No.107 of 1998), as amended [NEMA], that the Waste Management License application has been granted on the 14th of February 2018 for the construction of a Class B landfill facility. The license number of the waste management facility is as follows: License Number: 12/4/10/8-B/8/W4 In terms of Government Notice 332 in Government Gazette 37604 dated 2 May 2014, the proposed project is in compliance with Category B in Schedule (Section 19(2)) of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (ACT NO. 59 OF 2008),as listed below: The number and date of the relevant Government Notice:

Activity No (s) and Category (in terms of the relevant Government Notice

Describe each listed activity as in the relevant Government Notice

National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008

Category B (10)

The disposal of general waste to land covering an area in excess of 200m²

National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008

Category B (11)

The construction of facilities for activities listed in category B

National Water Act (Act No 36 of 1998

Section 21 (g)

Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION The notification of decision taken by the department is conducted in terms of Regulation 54 of the EIA regulations chapter 6, subsection 41(d), which states that: (d) placing an advertisement in at least one provincial newspaper or national newspaper, if the activity has or may have an impact that extends beyond the boundaries of the metropolitan or district municipality in which it is or will be undertaken: Provided that this paragraph need not be complied with if an advertisement has been placed in an official Gazette referred to in paragraph

Mzamane Ringane Modimolle-based career adviser, Victor Legoba, who also doubles up as a tutor, took it upon himself to help prospective students who want to apply for admission and registering at institutions of higher learning. He assists young people with other academic-related advice, to make the process of applying and registering easier. “When I was applying for admission at tertiary after completing my matric, I found it very difficult to successfully complete the task. I had to stand in long queues just to submit my application, since I was using the manual application,” he said. Legoba said lack of proper career advice and making the right choices before registering for a qualification, was the reason why many students dropped out during their term of studying because they often make harsh decisions in choosing their courses. He told The BEAT that through his programmes, he assists students to choose careers that they love, something which will place them in a better position to be employable after completing their studies. Although Legoba mostly targets students from Modimolle and the surrounding areas, he also helps people from as far as KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng through his Facebook page, which is followed by no less than 7000 people.

Mokaba-Phukwana to visit

In its bid to cling onto what should be a fiercely-contested ward, the DA has disclosed that applications for candidates were to be thrown open. National Assembly parliamentarian, Desire van der Walt, and the party’s Limpopo leader, Jacques Smalle, visited Bela-Bela recently to lend their support. According to local DA councillor, David Senosha, the twosome arrived to provide strategic advice on the process of fielding a candidate. Bela-Bela EFF co-ordinator, Sello Moswoeu, said he recently touched base with the ward 9 areas of Spa Park, Mountain View, Vingerkraal and Masakhane, to drum up support. “We are very much prepared,” he said.

Multi-talented guitarist Sean Sebola makes waves

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APPEAL PROCESS Chapter 2 of the 2014 National Appeal Regulations prescribe that an appellant must submit the appeal to the appeal administrator and to any known interested and affected party within 20 days from the date that the decision was sent to the registered interested and affected parties, or in the case of decisions where this does not apply, the date that the decision was sent to the applicant. No appeal is available if the Minister took the decision himself or herself in his or her capacity as the competent authority, issuing authority or licensing authority. An appeal may, however, be lodged with the Minister responsible for Environmental Affairs against a delegated decision taken by the Department on an application. An appeal submission must be submitted in writing in the form (Appeal Guideline) obtainable from the Minister, and must be accompanied by -a statement setting out the grounds of appeal; -additional supporting documentation that is referred to (which did not form part of the original application; -a statement that the applicant complied with the prescription in Regulation 4 (1) of the National Appeal Regulations, 2014 with relation to the submission period of 20 days, as set out above. Appeals may be lodged with the Minister against a delegated decision taken by the Department on an application, which may include any new information to be submitted when submitting the appeal. Location of the site

Victor Legoba is making a difference in his own community. Photo: Mzamane Ringane People who need advice or any assistance in relation to applying and registering at tertiary institutions can call Legoba on 079 412 4213, send a WhatAapp message to 073 056 7039, email legobavictor@gmail.com or follow Student Future First on Facebook.

The proposed development is located on the Southern outskirts of the Modimolle Town at Limpopo Province. The Landfill site falls on the farm Nylstroom 419 KR. The GPS coordinate of the site is S 24 43’ 38" E28 24’ 44". The site is an open space with no infrastructure. Availability of the Waste Management License: The Waste Management License will be available for public review from 11 May 2018 to 08 June 2018. Hard copies of the document are available for review, at the following public areas: Modimolle Library On written request hard copies can be obtained from Tsetsetse consulting (Nndwamato Silidi) at Tsetsetse consulting Tel:073 8819032, Fax: 0865676871, Email;Admin@tsetsetse.co.za


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Polokwane City trials for local youngster

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TK Mashaba Premier Soccer League campaigners Polokwane City FC have invited Bela-Bela soccer development rising star Thabang Simelane for trials. The Bela-Bela Soccer Academy goalminder was spotted during a friendly match between his young side and the Polokwane City FC development squad played on Wednesday 2 May. On trials Simelane (19) would have the mouth-watering opportunity to work with Polokwane City FC senior side goal-keeper, the Zimbabwean George Chigova. He should also attract the eye of senior side head coach Bernard Molekwa. It is an open secret that opportunities for goal-minders at the highest level of national soccer are rare. The Polokwane City FC development side for which the Bela-Bela boy shall be on trial, plays in the popular Multichoice Disk League. Simelane hails from Bela-Bela’s RDP settlement of extension 5. He is the goal-minder for the Waterberg SAB Regional League log pacesetters, Bela-Bela Diesel ‘n Dust FC. Simelane has played for the Bela-Bela Soccer Academy for three years. He has previously played for Opleft FC. Bela-Bela Soccer Academy coach, Sam Modise, expressed his joy at the opportunity opening up for the youngster.

Thabang Simelane in action. Photo: TK Mashaba

Limpopo soccer on a knife edge Mzamane Ringane Soccer followers across Limpopo — and they come in their thousands — were this forthcoming weekend expected to walk the knife edge in terms of do-or-die fixtures. The provincial soccer fraternity got a shot in the arm last Sunday 6 May, after Black Leopards FC of Thohoyandou walloped Johannesburg-based Jomo Cosmos 3-0, to book a place in the much-anticipated National First Division (NFD) promotional play-offs, scheduled to be staged shortly. Thohoyandou soccer followers packed the local stadium to capacity, singing and dancing in an atmosphere reminiscent of a Rio Carnival. Venda King Mphephu Ramabulana also graced the occasion, seated next to Black Leopards FC chairman and owner, David Thidiela. Although the VhaVenda celebrated like it was the real deal, the battle would start in earnest when they play Jomo Cosmos (also

qualified) and the team ending second last in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) log standings, to be decided from Saturday’s fixtures. In the higher echelons of the nation’s soccer landscape, nail-biting fixtures were scheduled for Polokwane City FC and Baroka FC of Ga-Mphahlele. Polokwane City have to triumph over Eastern Cape soccer sensation, Chipa United FC, in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) fixture scheduled for Saturday 12 May, at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium. If not, the capital city giants would find themselves fighting for a return to the paid ranks through the dreaded promotional play-offs. The promotional play-offs, ironically featuring homeboys Black Leopards FC and Gauteng-based Jomo Cosmos FC, were scheduled to be staged shortly after the conclusion of the 2017/2018 PSL season. Baroka FC would be away to Supersport United FC, also on Saturday 12 May, at Pretoria’s Lucas Moripe Stadium.

ENTERTAINMENT

Big names continue pilgrimage TK Mashaba The Waterberg club circuit was rapidly reinventing itself into the mecca of the bigname disc jockeys. The latest to spin the turntables at BelaBela Township’s Chesanyama was Gauteng Ismail Abrahams, who works as music show host for Metro FM. The visit last Saturday 5 May was his third to the venue. Also spinning the turntables at Chesanyama the same day was DJ Amon Mokoena from Mostweding FM. Mokoena has just recently joined the Mahikeng radio station from Metro FM. Abrahams said on the side-lines of his performance that he always returned to Bela-Bela because he just could not get enough of the local groove. “I have travelled many places and played at different gigs but people here always give me added energy,” said Abrahams. Mokoena said he would, on his part, be happy to return and play in the home region

going forward. Local R ‘n B deejay Masenya Kutu said he was thrilled to have shared the same space with his role-models. “We are happy that local business owners bring celebrities into our town, which is something that builds the region’s brand,” he added.

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