17 August 2012
17 August, 2012
Toddler dies from boiling water
A fifteen-month-old baby girl died after she was badly burned in an accident involving boiling hot water left out in a bucket. Photo: Supplied Lizzy Bapela A fifteen-month-old toddler died in hospital after suffering severe burn wounds caused by boiling water in Bela Bela. Lieutenant-Colonel Abel Phetla, of the Bela Bela police, said that the incident happened in the Bela Bela Township on Wednesday, 8 August.
Phetla said that the child’s grandmother put boiling water in a bucket, with the intend to use it to remove feather from a slaughtered chicken. The little girl then crawled near the boiling water, maintaining her balance by holding on to an electric cord that was left in an open space. The cord then tipped the bucket, which then poured boiling hot water on the little girl’s face and down her little body. The child was staying with her grandmother and they were alone when the incident happened. The police suspect the granny did not realise the extent of the wounds and skin damage that the water caused, because she did not call out for help or stayed with the child after the incident. Phetla said that the neighbours noticed the incident and called an ambulance. He said the child was airlifted to Mankweng Hospital in Polokwane, where she died shortly after arriving. According to Phetla, the child was badly burnt and the grandmother expressed her sadness to the police, saying she did not mean any harm.
School principal dies in burning car A school principal from Radium died a gruesome death last week when he was trapped in his burning vehicle. Upset residents of Radium told how they tried desperately to save Mr Risba Seemise, principal of the Motswedi School, after his car caught fire just outside the school premises. All their efforts were in vain. The flames were so high that residents were unable to approach the vehicle. They had to watch helplessly while Seemise burned to death in his car. Ms Dalene Kruger, of Radium, told how she hurriedly tried to call the police and the fire department when Ms Emily Baloyi, of the Grootfontein store, came crying for help. “While I called the emergency numbers
of the police and the fire department in Bela Bela repeatedly, my husband, Piet, and some of his workers rushed to the burning vehicle. They tried desperately to help, but there was nothing that they could do,” she said. A highly distraught Kruger said that neither the police, nor the fire department answered their phones. “I am so shocked about this. If the police or fire department only answered their phones, Seemise might have been saved.” Captain Thiyo, of the Bela Bela police, said that they are looking into the matter. He also advised residents to make sure that they are calling the direct Bela Bela police station number to ensure that their problem is dealt with properly. The number is 014 736 97 60/61. – LiN News/The Post.
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Three caught for vicious attack
Detective Frans Sekgobela, of the Bela Bela police, led his team in arresting three suspects in connection with a shocking case of attempted murder. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela Three suspects were expected to appear before the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court in connection with a charge of attempted murder on Wednesday, 15 August. Lieutenant-Colonel Abel Phetla, of the Bela Bela police, said that four suspects were arrested for allegedly stabbing and attempting to kill the victim. The arrest and expected court appearance follows an incident that happened in Masakhane in the early hours of Sunday, 12 August. According to Phetla, the suspects followed
the victim from a local tavern on the day in question. The police suspect that they followed him with the intent to rob him. Police also suspect that, failing to succeed in their mission, the suspects then stabbed the victim several times. The attack was so severe that the victim’s intestines fell out of his body. The victim was then rushed to Bela Bela Hospital and then transferred to Mankweng Hospital in Polokwane, because of the seriousness of the injuries he suffered from the attack. Phetla said that the victim had to be air lifted to Polokwane. Phetla explained that the suspects were unknown in the area and are reported to be originally from Zimbabwe. They are also suspected to be illegal immigrants. Through their intelligence on the ground, a detective and a tracing team, led by Detective Frans Sekgobela, managed to identify and arrest the suspects. Sekgobela told The BEAT that his team spent the whole day and night in Masakhane on Monday, 13 August. They were tracing the suspects on empty stomachs, because they were so committed to bring the suspects to book for what they have done. The suspects were arrested at different places while they attempted to flee from the police. Two suspects were nabbed at Agri Mark, while the other was arrested on a farm in Masakhane. All three suspects were arrested on Monday, 13 August. Phetla told The BEAT that the motive for the attempted murder is not known because the suspect is still in a critical condition.
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MUNICIPAL BID NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION NOTICE NO: 76/12.
REPAIR, SERVICE AND MAITENANCE OF GRASS & TREE CUTTING MACHINERY INCLUDING SUPPLY OF RELATED CONSUMABLES AND PERISHABLES
The specification containing the conditions of the proposal as well as further particulars regarding said proposal are available at the Records Office, first floor, Municipal Building, Chris Hani Drive, Bela-Bela.
Proposal are hereby invited from suitable qualified, capable, competent and experience suppliers for repair, service and maintenance of grass & tree cutting machinery including supply of related consumables and perishables for the period of one (1) year.
Bidders are requested to place their sealed proposals marked Tender: “Proposal: Supply and delivery of protective clothing ”, no later than 12:00 on Friday, the 31st of August 2012 in the tender box at the Records Office of the Bela-Bela Municipality. Late bids, faxes, telephonic tenders and e-mails will not be accepted or considered. Tenders shall take note of the following tender conditions: • A valid Tax Clearance Certificate • Company Registration Documents • Failure to complete all supplementary information and the returnable schedules will result in the bid being eliminated. • PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS, 2011 PERTAINING TO THE PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK ACT No. 5 of 2000 (PPPFA) principles will apply. • 80 Points will be for Price • 20 Points for B-BBEE Status level of contributor N.B No bid will be disqualified from the bidding process if the bidder does not submit a certificate substantiating the B-BBEE status level contributor or is a noncompliant contributor. Such a bidder will score 0 out of a maximum of 20 points. The Municipality shall adjudicate and award tenders in accordance with the Preferential Procurement Policy and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act 5 of 2000) as well as the Supply Chain Regulations. The Municipality is not obliged to accept the lowest- or any tender in this regard. The Municipality also reserves the right to negotiate further conditions and requirements with the successful bidder. Enquiries may be referred to Mr TJ Mothapo at 014 736 8000
GENERAL PRECONDITION FOR CONSIDERATION: Company registration documents (CK) Valid Tax clearance from SARS Certificates of relevant registration or and competence Company Profile Pricing and Costs for labour and any other pricing that might be necessary for this bid. All necessary documents should be sealed in an envelope and marked “REPAIR, SERVICE AND MAITENANCE OF GRASS & TREE CUTTING MACHINERY INCLUDING SUPPLY OF RELATED CONSUMABLES AND PERISHABLES”No.:75/12 and be deposited in a tender box at records office, municipal buildings. The due date for submission is on or before 12h00 on Friday 31 August 2012. Administrative enquiries may be directed to supply chain management office at 014 736 8049/8034 and technical queries to Mr. Mothapo TJ at 014 736 8000. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted and Bela Bela Municipality reserves the right to negotiate terms and conditions with the successful supplier. N.S BAMBO MUNICIPAL MANAGER
NOTICE NO: 75/12
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Public Protector Dialogue in Limpopo Bosele Dawn Drop-in Centre, in Bela Bela, is asking food parcels from businesses because the Department of Social Development has cut its costs for assisting the centre. The centre is also facing the challenge of being overcrowded and they need bigger premises. Anyone who is willing to lend a hand can call the centre on (014) 737 7335 or 073 431 4055. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Why not enter a team for the Bela Bela Relay For Life that is taking place on 7 September? Call Amanda on 082 979 4717 for more information about this worthy charity event. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The BBEAG is urgently looking for outside funding. Anybody with information about grants or who could make a contribution, can email the BBEAG on firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Protector, advocate Thuli Madonsela, will give residents of Limpopo a chance to make their voices heard during the her National Stakeholder Consultative Dialogue in Polokwane and Thabazimbi. Photo: Supplied Lizzy Bapela Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, is expected to take her National Stakeholder Consultative Dialogue to residents of Limpopo, with meetings scheduled to take place in Polokwane and Thabazimbi. Outreach, education and communication executive manager, Mr Momelezi Kula, said
that the programme has already seen the public protector interfacing with a varied network of stakeholders, including government leaders, civil society organisations and ordinary members of the public in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West and Northern Cape. He said the dialogues are being held under the theme, “Joining hands to end maladministration and ensure responsive service delivery.” Kula said that the focus would be on RDP houses and regulatory gaps on the illegal conversion of panel vans into taxis. He said the events combine the dialogue, now in its third year, with public hearings where stakeholders share their experiences on problems surrounding RDP houses and the converted taxi’s. Complainants who wish to bring other matters to the attention of the Public Protector are welcome to do so, if their matters affect a group or community. Kula said that individual complainants, whose grievances focus on other aspects of service delivery, are not turned away and it must be noted that such complaints would not be given first preference during the sessions. A public protector stall is usually placed outside the venues of the meetings, where more of such com-
plaints can be lodged. The public protector is expected to interface with organised stakeholder grouping that includes government officials, political parties and civil society during a formal stakeholder meeting at the Royal Hotel in Polokwane on Tuesday, 14 August. Madonsela would also engage the provincial government executive at the Parliamentary Village in Bendor, Polokwane during a closed meeting later that afternoon. This would be followed by an outreach event at the Multipurpose Community Hall in Regorogile Township, Thabazimbi, where Madonsela and her team will talk with community members on Wednesday, 15 August. The issues to be addressed at both events emanate from systemic investigations into RDP housing problems and regulatory gaps in the illegal conversion of panel vans into taxis. They include waiting lists, procurement concerns, quality of homes, conveyance arrangements, sale of RDP homes, allegations of corruption, regulatory framework and accountability for challenges such as safety and passenger insurance. Kula said that the campaign is also in line with the constitutional injunction that the Public Protector should be accessible to all persons and communities.
Julius Malema speaks at Friends of the Youth League event Lizzy Bapela No amount of action against him seems to be enough to be able to silence the talkative Mr Julius Malema. Malema was speaking at a rally organised by the Friends of the Youth League at the Mahwelereng Community Hall, in Mokopane, on Wednesday, 8 August. Hundreds of Malema supporters embarked on a march ahead of the rally, revealing their everlasting support for their “president” in public. Malema spoke about irresponsible and unreliable leaders who use their power and wealth to suppress others. “As a leader, you must be complemented due to your actions not because you are rich and powerful and you can buy branches and not recognise other people’s memberships. Politics is a very interesting game because you may think you are in charge today and tomorrow things might change. People whom you were very close with have a capacity to turn against you,” he said. He talked about the bad effect the decision of placing five departments in the Limpopo government under administration had. According to Malema, children are now suffering and their studies are badly affected because they do not have textbooks and their results are now under threat. “Instead of holding accountable the person responsible for the situation, the Limpopo government is being blamed. President Jacob Zuma deployed Minister Angie Motshekga in the province and now he comes back and expects the provincial department to account for the mess that the minister made. Zuma is lazy to think because always when he is asked questions during an interview he answers something irrelevant,” Malema claimed. Malema went on to say: “He is used to reading from speeches wrote by
other people and just because the questions are not written for him, he struggles to account. I have worked very close with him so I know him and I know he is not that clever.” According to Malema, Zuma must account for the mess he made in the province if he wants to deliver services to the people like he always say. Malema was referring to the consequences the national administration process brought concerning the departments’ operation. “Now our clinics and hospitals are bankrupt and there are no food and medication there but the country has a president. ,” he said. Malema alleged that, when he speaks, he is labelled as disrespecting the elders, especially the ANC national executive committee. He said that, when a leader does not do well, he must be released and let a new one come in and correct the wrongs that the ousted one has caused. The young lion led a hall, full of supporters, singing songs of the struggle and singing for the “time for change”; a motto that they have set. The supporters displayed posters saying “100% Kgalema Motlanthe for president and Fikile Mbalula for secretary general. Asijike.” Malema said that what they mean by this campaign is that Zuma and current
secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, must go and “that’s it”. The youth league is deter-
mined to fight dictatorship, tribalism and anarchy in the movement by that campaign.
Miss Show Pageant 2012 (Entry Form) 30 August 2012 - Warmbaths Show Grounds Judging commences punctually at 19h00 Categories Category 1 : Petit Miss Show 2012 (6 - 11 years) Category 2 : Junior Miss Show 2012 (12 - 14 years) Category 3 : Teen Miss Show 2012 (15 - 17 years) Category 4 : Me Show 2012 (Married & divorced women 18 years & older) Category 5 : Miss Show 2012 (unmarried women 18 years & older) Surname:................................................ Name:.............................................................. Address:.......................................................................................................................... Area where you will be residing from August 2012 - June 2013 .................................... Tel no:.................................... Cell No:.................................. Fax No:.................................. Email address:................................................................................................................. Age:.................................................. Date of birth: ........................................................ Hobbies:............................................. School/career/studies:........................................... Dress code: Smart Entry fee R180.00 + 2 pageant tickets For any information please contact Mearle (014) 736-6031 / 083 651 6031 or Elizabeth at Medlin Pharmacy (014) 736-2285 ______________________________________________________________________ Rules: 1. The entry fee is R180 per entrant. Each entrant must purchase at least 2 supporter tickets to the pageant at R60 each. The R60 supporter ticket includes entry to the show grounds and light finger supper. All supporter tickets must be paid for on or before 27 August 2012 but may be collected at the gate on the evening of the event. (Cheques to be made out to Warmbaths Lions Club only) For banking details contact Mearle (014) 736-6031 / 083 651 6031. 2. The winner of the Miss Show 18 - years and older, must be available during the entire show from 30 August - 1 September 2012 to officiate at certain prize giving events. She must ensure that she obtains the contact no. of the show committee to find out her appearance duties. 3. The judge’s decision is final and no discussion will be entered into. 4. Closing date for entries is at 17h00 on the 27th August 2012 and only very few late entries will be accepted. 5. First place winners of the Miss Show competition 2012 may not enter the 2012 competition. 6. The winners of the Miss Ms. Show category will be obliged to assist The Warmbaths Lions Club in a Community project of their choice or an existing project that Lions may be involved in. If the entrant does not reside in the nearby area and she is unable to comply with this ruling a donation can be made to the Lins Club who will then ensure that she is acknowledged in the project that Lions Club Warmbaths will undertake on her behalf. 7. Entries can be handed in at Salon Merlies, Casablanca No. 5, Cnr. Luna & Grobler Street, Bela Bela, Medlin Pharmacy or at the offices of The Post, Bela Bela.
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Bela-Bela Local Municipality invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill vacant positions within its establishment. DEPARTMENT: PLANNING AND ECOMONIC DEVELOPMENT Geographical Information: System Officer Duration: Permanent Salary: 193 285.72 (Post level 4) REQUIREMENTS: Three year Diploma on Land Surveys plus GIS certificate / equivalent qualification with GIS as a major subject. Minimum 2 years working with Geographic Information Systems· Experience in Geographic Database design, management and maintenance Experience in GIS analysis and map production· Comprehensive knowledge of map projections· Computer Literate and should have drivers licence. KEY PERFOMANCE AREAS: Ongoing maintenance of the system. Updating of the system as and when changes are affected on the spatial dimensions of the municipality.Act as a custodian of GIS data directory structure, ensuring that it is properly used and that any addition or changes are implemented in a methodological way. Manage data capture projects and provide quality control over the acquisition of spatial data for use in GIS. Provide GIS information for resource management, environmental impact assessments and planning. Create and update detailed maps for the purpose of assisting in master planning and development processes. Data manipulation, including open space system and rehabilitation and restoration areas. Work with various clients to provide project oriented GIS support. Collect and analyze data for research purpose from aerial photographs, satellite images, ground surveys and reports.
Building Control Officer Duration: Permanent Salary: 193 285.72 (Post Level 4) REQUIREMENTS: Diploma in Building Science/ equivalent qualification. Minimum 2 years working experience. Computer Literate and should have a drivers licence. Law enforcement certificate will be an added advantage. KEY PERFOMANCE AREAS: Processing Of Building plans and site development plans. Inspections of buildings/houses. Implement Law Enforcement on building activities in order to control unauthorized building activities. Assist public in their daily needs relating to building control on building activities. Control all building activities within the municipal area and to apply the National Building Regulations Building Standards Act and the municipal by-laws. Ensure that plans are approved or turned down in accordance with the National Building Regulations.
Tourism officer Duration: Permanent Salary: 170 726.74 (Post Level 5) REQUIREMENTS: Diploma in Tourism/ equivalent qualification. Minimum 2 years working experience in the same field. Computer Literate and should have drivers licence. KEY PERFOMANCE AREAS: Facilitate the compilation/review of the tourism strategy. Co-ordinate all activities initiatives relating to promotion & marketing of tourism within the municipality including meetings, tourism booklets, branding initiatives, outdoor advertising etc. Coordinates and attend tourism related events such as tourism festivals. Co-ordinates training and awareness campaigns on tourism development within the municipality. Advice council/municipality on applications/development aimed at promoting tourism within the municipality.
Land & Property Officer Duration: Permanent Salary: R193 285.72 (Post Level 4) REQUIREMENTS: Matric plus a tertiary qualification in Real Estate or equivalent, with major in Property Management. A Minimum of three years relevant experience. Knowledge of Property Valuation will be an advantage. A Valid Drivers License. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Coordinate operations, administrative support with respect to land acquisition. Coordinate operations and administrative support with respect to land transactions, alienation and lease of Municipal land. Verification of Deeds of Sales and Lease Agreements. Development of Property Disposal and Acquisition Policies. Management of Municipal Property by ensuring enforcement of Lease Agreement. Update the asset register to keep record of municipal property i.e land and houses. Compilation of monthly reports as well as other progress reports. Support valuation of municipal properties, including compilation of Valuation Roll. Support the municipality in the coordination of housing development.
SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT Traffic Officer Duration: Permanent Salary: 121 270.61 (Post level 7) REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12. Diploma for Traffic Officers. Diploma for Examiner of Drivers. Diploma for Examiner of Vehicles. ITO (1) and Grade A registration certificate as an Examiner. No Criminal Records. A minimum of three (3) years experience. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Traffic Law Enforcement. Vehicles, Drivers and Learners examinations. Assist in escort services as well as disaster management. Perform speed operations. Prepare and submit reports of duties performed. Perform overtime duties as per work arrangement.
Examiner of Vehicles, Drivers & Learners Licenses Duration: Permanent Salary: 121 270.61 (Post level 7) REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12 plus Examiner of Driver’s License Diploma and Examiner of Vehicles. Valid Code EC. Three (3) years relevant Experience. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Test learner and driver license candidates. Check particulars of applicants and ensure validity of all relevant documents. Complete practical examination sheet and inform applicant of procedure to be followed as well as conducting eye tests. Evaluate drivers of council vehicles and authorize learner and drivers licenses. Responsible for setup of yard test, K53 modules and drive vehicle over inspection pit. Examine vehicles for roadworthy certificates as well as weighing of vehicles. Verify engine/chassis numbers and ensure SAPS clearance.
CORPORATE SERVICES DEPARTMENT Labour Relations Officer Duration: Permanent Salary: R193 285.72 (Post Level 4) REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Human Resources Management. Minimum 2 years relevant experience. Computer Literacy. Valid Drivers License. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Handle grievances and disciplinary matters in the Municipality. Perform research on case law and other labour related matters. Advice superior on newly introduced labour matters. Provide investigative services whenever a matter is handed over to Labour Relations office. Provide practical training on matters and applications associated with labour relations processes. Perform administrative tasks associated with preparation monthly reports. Compilation of other labour relations related reports. Compilation and presentation of labour related statistics. NS BAMBO MUNICIPAL MANAGER
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The winds of change August in the Waterberg is synonymous with windy days where the wind and the dust seem to get into everything and it feels as if it is impossible to keep any house clean. The August winds are also bearers of good news. We know when the wind is blowing in August that the warmer weather is on its way. No matter how you view it, the August winds always bring change with them. They bring change in the weather, change of the season and change in our homes. People deal with the August winds in different ways. For some it is the ideal time to start springcleaning. For others it is a time to hide indoors and avoid the wind as much as possible. Like most things in life, how you deal with the wind depends on your attitude rather than the circumstances. Catherine the Great said: “A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.” She was speaking of political changes, but the lesson stays the same; how you deal with life depends on your own attitude to life. Most people choose to make resolutions when the New Year begins. Some want to lose weight, others want to stop smoking, others are going after their dream jobs and still others are planning to change their outlook on life. By the time August rolls around, those plans to make our lives better have faded and most of us have gone back to our old ways. August is the perfect time to reevaluate your life and, most importantly, your attitude to life. August is the time of change, of winds blowing away the cobwebs in our minds that keep us from reaching our potential. The month of August is the perfect time to take stock of life as it is and to begin spring-cleaning wherever it is necessary. Whether it is your home, your job or your family life, now is the time to take a newer and fresher look at things and make the changes that need to be made. Change is never easy. Anatoly France said: “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” However, when we embrace change, we can move forward and conquer any fear or outlook that keeps us from reaching our potential.
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God’s will is prosperity Bishop Silas Tlou 3 John 1:2 – “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” Do you know God’s will is prosperity? In His sovereignty and authority, He has not ordained that we sit home in poverty with a depressed and lowly heart. No, that is the picture society has sown in our minds. You can still feel and know God while you are living in prosperity. Psalm 35:27 – “May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.” Christians should rejoice because God has pleasure in the prosperity of his servants. Every time you come into the fruition of a blessing, God is happy. He has a personal interest in your prosperity. Parents make plans to reward their children when they achieve certain goals. Some, for instance, reward their child with a gift when they graduate from high school with honours or some other distinction. When the child sees it, he is exhilarated with joy. Once you see your child happy, you rejoice because your child is being blessed. That is the case with God. It makes Him happy to see you blessed and prosperous because you are his child. Imagine for some reason your child is pulled out of the commencement line, and does not graduate. That takes away your joy because you cannot reward him. God reacts in the same manner. He is disappointed when we do not prosper because He has already reserved so many good things for us. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to be blessed. We must be blessed, if for no other reason than to make God happy. God’s will is prosperity. Prosperity has many different forms and manifestations. Most people think of money when they think of prosperity but God has provided much more than that. There are many people with money who are sick, bitter, and suicidal, on drugs or in a deep state of depression. Money alone does not make you prosperous. Our health has a great role in determining our degree of prosperity. God wants us not only to prosper, but also to be in health. God’s earnest desire is that we live in health. Your health and well-being are very crucial components of prosperity. Psalm 1:3 – “He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” Prosperity is producing for others and living for others. In this state, you are able to grow. You are as a tree planted by the rivers of water that bears fruit in season.
SMALLS LEGALS MODIMOLLE LAND USE SCHEME, 2004 Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern that in terms of clause 23 of the Modimolle Land Use Scheme, 2004, I, (full name) MASHABA FATIKIE ANNA intend applying to the Modimolle Local Municipality for Special Consent to: TUCKSHOP on (property and suburb) 9683/21 EXT 10 PHAGAMENG also known as (street name and number) located in a Residential 1 zone. (Example: Residential 1, Business 2 etc). Any objection, with the grounds therefor, shall be lodged with or made in writing to: The Divisional Manager: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Modimolle Municipal Building, or Private Bag X 1008, Modimolle, 0510, within 28 days of the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper, viz 10 August + 17 August 2012. Full particulars and plans (if any) may be inspected during normal office hours (08:00 13:00 and 13:45 - 15:00) at the above-mentioned office, for a period of 28 days after the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper. Closing date for any objections: 19 September 2012 APPLICANT STREET ADDRESS AND POSTAL ADDRES 9683/21 Ext 10, Modimolle, 0510, Telephone: 079 322 9365 MODIMOLLE LAND USE SCHEME, 2004 Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern that in terms of clause 23 of the Modimolle Land Use Scheme, 2004, I, (full name) MOLEKOA KEDISALETSE BETTA intend applying to the Modimolle Local Municipality for Special Consent to: TUCKSHOP on (property and suburb) 2724 VAALWATER also known as (street name and number) located in a Residential 1 zone. (Example: Residential 1, Business 2 etc). Any objection, with the grounds therefor, shall be lodged with or made in writing to: The Divisional Manager: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Modimolle Municipal Building, or Private Bag X 1008, Modimolle, 0510, within 28 days of the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper, viz 10 August + 17 August 2012. Full particulars and plans (if any) may be inspected during normal office hours (08:00 13:00 and 13:45 - 15:00) at the above-mentioned office, for a period of 28 days after the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper. Closing date for any objections: 19 September 2012 APPLICANT STREET ADDRESS AND POSTAL ADDRES 2724 Ext 2, Box 1192, Vaalwater, 0530, Telephone: 082 268 8842 MODIMOLLE LAND USE SCHEME, 2004 Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern that in terms of clause 23 of the Modimolle Land Use Scheme, 2004, I, (full name) KHITSANE MASHILA ISAAC intend applying to the Modimolle Local Municipality for Special Consent to: TUCKSHOP on (property and suburb) 7774 EXT 8 PHOMOLONG also known as (street name and number) located in a Residential 1 zone. (Example: Residential 1, Business 2 etc). Any objection, with the grounds therefor, shall be lodged with or made in writing to: The Divisional Manager: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Modimolle Municipal Building, or Private Bag X 1008, Modimolle, 0510, within 28 days of the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper, viz 10 August + 17 August 2012. Full particulars and plans (if any) may be inspected during normal office hours (08:00 13:00 and 13:45 - 15:00) at the above-mentioned office,
17 August, 2012 for a period of 28 days after the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper. Closing date for any objections: 19 September 2012 APPLICANT STREET ADDRESS AND POSTAL ADDRES P.O.Box 459, Modimolle, 0510, Telephone: 082 844 7272 MODIMOLLE LAND USE SCHEME, 2004 Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern that in terms of clause 23 of the Modimolle Land Use Scheme, 2004, I, (full name) BALOYI DORAH OUMA intend applying to the Modimolle Local Municipality for Special Consent to: TUCKSHOP on (property and suburb) 6458 EXT 8 PHOMOLONG also known as (street name and number) located in a Residential 1 zone. (Example: Residential 1, Business 2 etc). Any objection, with the grounds therefor, shall be lodged with or made in writing to: The Divisional Manager: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Modimolle Municipal Building, or Private Bag X 1008, Modimolle, 0510, within 28 days of the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper, viz 10 August + 17 August 2012. Full particulars and plans (if any) may be inspected during normal office hours (08:00 13:00 and 13:45 - 15:00) at the above-mentioned office, for a period of 28 days after the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper. Closing date for any objections: 19 September 2012 APPLICANT STREET ADDRESS AND POSTAL ADDRES 6458 Ext 8 Phomolong, Modimolle, 0510, Telephone: 071 735 9802 MODIMOLLE LAND USE SCHEME, 2004 Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern that in terms of clause 23 of the Modimolle Land Use Scheme, 2004, I, (full name) NTOKOLO CHARLIE LESETJA intend applying to the Modimolle Local Municipality for Special Consent to: TUCKSHOP on (property and suburb) VG 98 EXT 3 LESEDING also known as (street name and number) located in a Residential 1 zone. (Example: Residential 1, Business 2 etc). Any objection, with the grounds therefor, shall be lodged with or made in writing to: The Divisional Manager: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Modimolle Municipal Building, or Private Bag X 1008, Modimolle, 0510, within 28 days of the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper, viz 10 August + 17 August 2012. Full particulars and plans (if any) may be inspected during normal office hours (08:00 13:00 and 13:45 - 15:00) at the above-mentioned office, for a period of 28 days after the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper. Closing date for any objections: 19 September 2012 APPLICANT STREET ADDRESS AND POSTAL ADDRES VG 98 Ext 3 Leseding, Mabatlane, 0530, Telephone: 078 227 3903 MODIMOLLE LAND USE SCHEME, 2004 Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern that in terms of clause 23 of the Modimolle Land Use Scheme, 2004, I, (full name) QIQIMANA WELELA intend applying to the Modimolle Local Municipality for Special Consent to: TUCKSHOP on (property and suburb) VD 10 EXT 3 MABATLANE also known as (street name and number) located in a Residential 1 zone. (Example: Residential 1, Business 2 etc). Any objection, with the grounds therefor, shall be lodged with or made in writing to: The Divisional Manager: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Modimolle Municipal Building, or Private Bag X 1008, Modimolle, 0510, within 28 days of the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper, viz 10 August + 17 August 2012. Full particulars and plans (if any) may be inspected during normal office hours (08:00 13:00 and 13:45 - 15:00) at the
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Waste Water Treatment Works upgrade Thabazimbi mayor Ms Patricia Mosito led councillors in the turning of the sod for the upgrade of the Thabazimbi WWTW. Photo supplied
Lizzy Bapela The Thabazimbi Local Municipality has allocated R84 420 534 for the expansion of the Thabazimbi Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) in the area. The municipality hosted a sod turning ceremony for the project on Friday, 3 August. Spokesperson for the municipality, Mr Joshua Motsomane, told The BEAT that the project is due for completion in 2014. Thabazimbi mayor, Ms Patricia Mosito, said that the municipality is pleased to announce that they are upgrading the WWTW from 3Ml/d to 6,5Ml/d (diameter) at a cost of R84 420 534. She said that the capacity of the works has been exceeded as the contributing population has increased significantly. The manager of technical services in the municipality, Mr Gopolang Booysen, said that this has led to a situation where the waste from the works does not comply with relevant quality standards. “It is therefore the municipality’s objectives to up-
grade the existing WWTW to ensure that the current and future required treatment capacities are met,” he added. Mosito thanked the private sector for the enormous contribution in infrastructure development. She mostly acknowledged the municipality’s partnership with Anglo American Platinum and Northam Platinum in building a wastewater treatment plant in Northam, bringing with it job creation and a large-scale impact on the socioeconomic development of communities. The municipality points out that the upgrade to the sewer scheme will ensure that it improves Green Drop compliance. It is envisaged that this project will create more than 100 job opportunities, most importantly in the EPWP Infrastructure Sector. “We urge the assistance of the Department of Public Works in identifying further the items that can be implemented using labour intensive methods to create more job opportunities. We cannot do everything, but still we can do something. Because we cannot do everything we will not refuse to do the some-
Operation Basadi on school visits Thabazimbi police station commander LieutenantColonel Gabashane Moseki addressed learners during Operation Basadi. Photo supplied Lizzy Bapela Women in blue from the Thabazimbi SAPS, together with volunteers from the station’s Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP), visited farm schools in the area during Operation Basadi on Monday, 12 August. The outreach programme visited Naletsana Combined Schools and Istores Primary School during the operation. Thabazimbi police spokesperson, Constable Moshira Lekalakala, said that the campaign was conducted with the aim to address matters such as substance abuse and sexual offences concerning Women’s Month celebrations. above-mentioned office, for a period of 28 days after the publication of the advertisement in the Local Newspaper. Closing date for any objections: 19 September 2012 APPLICANT STREET ADDRESS AND POSTAL ADDRES VD 10 Ext 3, Mabatlane, 0530, Telephone: 078 227 3903
Station commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Gabashane Moseki, addressed the learners during the operation. In her address, Moseki motivated the learners to focus on their studies rather than getting involved in criminal activities. She also encouraged them to grab the opportunities that the government offers to young people in the country. Moseki elaborated on opportunities that are available in the SAPS and encouraged the learners to give these opportunities attention. Learners who are interested in career opportunities in the Thabazimbi SAPS can contact the station on (014) 777 3500 and ask for Captain Pule Thapela of the Crime Prevention office.
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Project Title: The proposed establishment of Granadilla Orchards (±46 ha) Applicant: Stilhoek Boerdery Cc Locality: The site is located on portion 1 of the farm Vygeboomspoort 456-KR, Modimolle Local Municipality, Waterberg District, Limpopo Province.
thing that we can do because working together we can do more,” concluded Mosito. Engineering, management and specialist technical services provider, Aurecon and KSMD Consulting Engineers, were tasked with the design and construction monitoring of the extension works. Motsomane said the upgrade also included the upgrading of outfall sewer pipelines to 450 mm concrete pipes and the construction of a berm wall, as well as concrete channels. He added that the project would also allow housing developments to take place, as the system will increase capacity. “The responsibility to accelerate service delivery does not rest with Local Municipality alone, but also the Private Sector. These goals must be achieved without compromising the ecological sustainability of water resources as a result of the poor conditions of our WWTW discharging non-standard effluent,” he said. Thabazimbi Waste Water Treatment Works has achieved 52% in the 2012 Green Drop Progress Report. Motsomane said that, with the upgrading of the WWTW and the construction of a new WWTW in Northam, the municipality aims to achieve 100% after 2014 when these plants are completed. He said that regulation is important to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of sustainable water services, adding that it clarifies the requirements and obligations placed on Water Service Authorities, protecting consumers from a potentially unsustainable and unsafe service. The green drop certification incentive based regulation seeks to identify and develop the core competencies required for the sector that if strengthened, will gradually and sustainably improve the level of wastewater management in Thabazimbi and elsewhere.
Mmapatile gets boost from lottery TK Mashaba Mmapatile Primary School, in Bela Bela, is very excited about the super boost that they received from the National Lottery fund. According to Mr Jack Manaka, teacher and head of projects at the school, the donation came at the perfect time when the school needed it the most. “We, as the school, are very excited and proud of this sponsorship and Build It that erected a new netball court at the school,” he said. The National Lottery fund donated R179 000 to the school as part of their social grants responsibility to the school. “The money helped us in building sports facilities and buying sports kits,” Manaka explained. Manaka said that Build It also donated extra netball poles that the school could use for the younger teams. The school’s Under 14 net-
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ball team will represent the school and the district when they are going on to compete at district level. The date of this tournament is yet to be announced. The Mmapatile netball squad did very well at the clusters knockout tournament that was held in Northam two weeks ago. The Under 14 team did exceptionally well, beating Thabazimbi 21-1, Dwaalboom 16-0 and Vaalwater 17-0. According to Mr Phanas Seema, the coordinator of the event, those who have made through will be proceeding to the next round, which will be held on the 15th of September. “The venue has not yet been established but will be discussed in our meetings,” he said. Seema added that he loved the fact that the schools have shown character in this competition and it is nice to see schools meeting in this kind of sports competitions.
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17 August, 2012
Mandela Day events continue
Pastor wants to help offenders Visitors joined the juveniles in singing and dancing during their visit at the Modimolle Correctional Centre. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
Modimolle station commander, Colonel Isaac Maila, member of the Waterberg District mayoral committee, Ms Moremi, and executive mayor, Ms Toltlanang Mogotlane, interacted with one of the older people when they helped them. Photo Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela Officials of the SAPS Modimolle and the Waterberg District Municipality made an effort to continue charity work in the name of Mandela Day. The two departments, led by their superiors, station commander Colonel Isaac Maila and executive mayor Ms Tlotlanang Mogotlane, are still getting together to lend a helping hand where needed in the community of Modimolle and surrounding areas. The team got together to clean for the elderly people who live alone or do not have anyone to clean for them. One of the houses they cleaned was for a 102-yearold woman who lives with her carer. They cleaned the house on Friday, 27 July. During her address to the volunteers, Mogotlane acknowledged the great partnership the municipality has with the SAPS across the district, expressing her grati-
tude towards the members’ efforts and contributions. “I am very glad that the SAPS is showing members of the public that a police officer’s job does not only entails arresting criminals but that the social crime unit also work with the community as well. I can stand before my superiors and praise the good work we are witnessing from the members, led by their commanders. We really need more committed people who can build better communities because working together we can really do more,” she said. The mayor’s assistant, Mr Khazamula Baloyi, Captain Joyce Moabelo and colonel Maila also spoke on behalf of their teams and they expressed their happiness over the great partnership, which they planned to have strengthened. The team has other charity campaigns to conduct such as cleaning and painting other houses in the pipeline.
Lizzy Bapela Modimolle pastor for the Awake Grace Ministries, Pastor Felix Fambi, wants the best for juveniles at the local correctional centre. Fambi was touched by the juveniles’ behaviour during a previous visit to the centre on Wednesday, 1 August. The concerned pastor was accompanied by other stakeholders including Mr Lambert Moloto, from the Department of Agriculture, and Ms Maria Ramoshaba, of the Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS), both based in the Waterberg. All these stakeholders were surprised to witness the lack of interest in studying and skill development from the juveniles in A Unit, a different attitude from what they witnessed when they visited those in other units, especially B Unit. The juveniles said they lost interest in the courses offered to them by the centre simply because they do not seem useful to them and are irrelevant
to get them jobs after being released form the centre. On the other hand, the team of committed and dedicated officials in B Unit, led by Mr Johannes Sono, is very much pleased with the behaviour and attitude they witness in their unit. The juveniles do take part in activities offered to them such as educational courses, literacy competitions and others. However, the juveniles in A Unit did come out in numbers to attend to the visit by the stakeholders. They listened attentively to the speeches and preaching, interacting with the visitors to show interest. Because the visit was fruitful, Fambi decided to come back very soon. He felt a need to return to the centre and address the issues detected in the unit until the juveniles fully understand what is expected of them to have a bright future after their release. The visitors did encourage the juveniles not to throw in the towel but continue studying as education does not have limits.
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Council Support Officer Duration: Permanent Salary: 170 726.74 (Post Level 5) REQUIREMENTS: Matric plus a three-year tertiary qualification and/or three (3) years relevant experience. Computer Literacy. A Valid drivers licence. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Attend Council and Council Committee meetings to provide Committee work services and secretarial support. Writing of Council and Council Committee minutes. Prepares written draft agendas for Council and Council Committees meetings. Ensures recommendations to Council are in the Executive Committee agenda. Ensures that resolutions of the Executive Council are submitted to Council for information. Ensures typing of written agendas and arranges for signing thereof before printing. Ensures the final copy of minutes reflects accurately with what transpired in the meetings. Ensures that all recording equipment is operated correctly, stored safely and in good condition. Undertakes general supervision of the subordinate staff within the section. Assist the Chairperson’s with procedural matters in the meetings. Compilation of monthly as well as quarterly operational reports. Compilation of Resolution Management.
TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT Cable Jointer Salary: 143 758.03 (Post Level 6) REQUIREMENTS: N3 Electrical Engineering plus 2 years completed apprenticeship with LGWSETA. 2 years in construction of High and Low Tension Cables. 2 years in the jointing and termination of High and Low tension Volt cables. Experience in faultfinding on underground cables. Valid Driver’s license. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Maintenance of all mini substation and main substation. Maintenance of all overhead lines and equipment on the electrical systems. Installation of High tension and Low Tension cables. Faultfinding on underground electrical systems. Splicing and termination of H/T and L/T cables. Compile and submit reports and memorandums. Monitor and control of municipal vehicles, tools and equipments. Perform overtime and stand-by duties in accordance with work schedules. Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or Divisional manager.
Closing Date: 24 August 2012 Bela-Bela Municipality has a firm commitment to the advancement of designated groups, including women and disabled. Application letters, Comprehensive CV’s as well as certified copies should be forwarded to the Municipal Manager, Private Bag x 1609,Bela-Bela,0480.For further information please contact The Divisional: Head Human Resources at 014 736 8000.Should candidates not be notified of the outcome of their applications within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Faxed and e mailed applications will not be accepted. NS BAMBO MUNICIPAL MANAGER
17 August, 2012
NFD teams waiting for final fixtures
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Run Boikie Run academy expands
Boikie Monareng and his Run Boikie Run Academy athletes are proudly holding the balls that they received from the Sports Trust. Photo: Supplied
The Roses United FC squad is one of the rookies in the new National First Division (NFD) League season. Photo: Supplied
The defenders are Gladwin Shitolo, Ofosu Appiah, Lehlohonolo Nonyane, Themba Shabalala, Thabo Mokgalushi, Handsome Sibande, Sizwe Maseko, Awonke Kwenene, Rhulani Manzini, Shane Thompson and Kulani Mavasa. Cosmos midfielders for this season are El-Hadji Samb, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Bamuza Sono, Lebogang Pila, Bongani T h e l e ts a n e , P h e t e g o M a e b e l a , Matsilele Sono Junior, Sandile Tati, Broderick Burds, Vusi Zungu, Karabo Mokoena, Tshepo Sekhibidu, Chaid White, Kaylan Moore, Gerson Badenhorst and Thabang Monare. Their forwards will be Modibo Sidibe, Lethola Mofokeng, Allain Lebyane, Mduduzi Makwakwa, Madoda Motha, Richard Danser, Phinda Dlamini and Shaydon Short. The previously NFD teams that made it to the PSL were Amatuks, Pretoria University FC, and Chippa United. Both teams played their welcome games in the elite league last weekend Both Amatuks and Chippa United has shown courage when they held their own against the tough PSL teams. Amatuks played to a 1-all draw with Maritzburg United while Chippa United was welcomed with a 1-0 loss against the formidable Mamelodi Sundowns.
TK Mashaba The teams of the National First Division (NFD) League are still waiting to hear when the league’s new season will start. According to Mr Luxolo September, Premier Soccer League (PSL) media manager, they are waiting for the PSL to give them the dates and the fixtures. “We are waiting for the PSL to tell us the relevant dates and even the information regarding the final fixtures, including the venues,” he said during an interview with The BEAT on Monday. The NFD, which consists of sixteen competing teams, has welcomed the well-known team of Jomo Cosmos FC. Cosmos had been known to be on a rollercoaster of being on and off form in the past few years. Roses United, from the Free State, and Milano Unites FC are also two new teams that will join the NFD League in the new season. Jomo Cosmos, which came from the PSL last season, announced their new squad ahead of the season. Their full squad consist of , goalkeepers Buti Khoza, Abisai Shiningayamwe and Tsatsi Theletsane, who will form the final defence.
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TK Mashaba The Run Boikie Run Sports Academy in Bela Bela will be spreading its wings and expand to include some other sporting codes as well as running. Bela Bela’s most famous marathon runner, Boikie Monareng, runs the academy. Boikie, who is famous for the many medals that he won in running events, managed to secure a sponsorship from the Sports Trust. The sponsorship will enable the Run Boikie Run Sports Academy to focus on rugby, volleyball, basketball, soccer and netball in conjunction with their running activities. “To get such a sponsor to help develop sports in our community is a dream come true for me,” Monareng said. Monareng said that his target is to own and run his own sport centre by 2014. “I love sport. I am passionate about it and I will always put it first,” he told The BEAT. The donation to the Run Boikie Run Sports Academy included eight soccer balls, eight basketballs, eight rugby balls and a full hockey kit. “This will help the youngsters who love their sports, but who did not have a start-up strategy,
where to go and what to do,” Monareng said. The Run Boikie Run Sports Academy welcomes all sports fans from the age of nine years and older. Currently they are practicing at the Sunfa Stadium in the Bela Bela Township, but Monareng is planning a meeting with the local Bela Bela sports department to discuss how they can enhance sport in the Township. “I am very aware that there are sports facilities that still need development and that some of my sporting codes are going to need assistance from the municipality,” Monareng explained. The BEAT recently covered the state and deteriorating conditions of the sports facilities in and around Bela Bela. Mr Matome Sebelebele, spokesperson for the municipality, said, “We are aware of the state and condition of the sport facilities and we are working on a master plan which will guide us to which sides we need to develop and prioritise as the township is growing too” he said. The Bela Bela sports facilities need a real boost of development. Facilities like grandstands and stadiums as well as real netball-, volleyball-, tennis- and basketball courts are much needed in the town.
SAB League to cluster teams TK Mashaba The South African Breweries (SAB) Regional League plans to cluster the teams in the league for the next season that is due to start soon. According to insiders, the SAB League wants to cluster the teams together according to their municipal locality. The winners of the clusters will meet each other at the end of the season and the winners of that clash will go on to the promotional play-offs to vie for a place in the MTN League. This plan has not been made final and will be discussed during the South African Football Association (SAFA) regional meeting on Sunday, 19 August. Ms Refilwe Khoza, SAFA official in the Waterberg, confirmed that there are plans to cluster teams together in the SAB League, but also stressed the fact
that no final decision about this idea had been made. The clustering of teams will be of much help to some of the smaller and struggling teams, because it will shorten their travelling time and expenses. In other SAB League news, rumours are flying that Bela Bela FC United are looking to sell their SAB status. According to sources, this decision came after the team lost sponsors and could not afford to travel to all their away games. Mr Zwakala Mokoma, an official of Bela Bela United FC, told The BEAT that the clustering of teams will help his team a lot, because they will be playing close to home, unless they manage to move on to the final playoffs. “We think this is a good idea and it will help a lot of teams with regards to finances. It will help SAFA to have many teams participating in the SAB league,” he said.