18 October 2013
18 October, 2013
Witpoort police detective linked to other serious cases Lizzy Bapela A police detective Constable arrested for a business robbery in Witpoort two weeks ago has been linked with a series of serious cases. Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said that the cases include that of house breaking and house robbery which all took place around Witpoort and Villa-Nora, just outside Lephalale. Mulaudzi said that a two week-long investigation has also led the police to add five charges of house robbery and house breaking with more expected against the 27-year-old Constable Johannes Mashitisho. He further said that five other suspects have also been arrested, bringing the number of suspects to eleven so far for similar cases. The suspects are expected to appear before the Phalala Magistrate Court on both charges on Tuesday, 15 October. Mashitisho was arrested two weeks
on charges of housebreaking and theft, as well as the illegal possession of fire-arms and ammunition. It is alleged that the constable, together with five other suspects, broke into a liquor store during the night of Saturday, 28 September by breaking down a door and part of the wall. They fled after taking liquor to the approximate value of R15 000. Investigations led the police to his residence, where they confiscated some of the stolen liquor, two unlicensed 9mm pistols and ammunition and police issued bulletproofs. Mulaudzi said that the serial numbers of the fire-arms were filed off and their origin is being investigated. “Much as we appreciate the notion of innocent until proven otherwise, the provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Fannie Masemola could not mince his words in that any member of the service in Limpopo of whatever rank will face the wrath of the law.”
Police intervenes in attempted trespassing ‘We are thrilled by the superb service from the local SAP, who identified these men and took immediate action...’ Justin Steyn The Bela-Bela police responded quickly to the Elephant Springs Hotel after two men allegedly tried to gain access to the premises free of charge. According to the hotel’s spokesperson, Egmond du Plessis, two men entered the premises requesting accommodation for the night and allegedly promised to pay the following morning for their stay. Du Plessis said the two men snuck into the premises after allegedly bribing the Secret Eye Security guard on duty to gain entrance. “I was told that an anonymous tip had been sent to the police of the incident, upon which they responded quickly to the scene,” he said. Du Plessis said that the two men were hiding, one on the balcony the other in a cabana, when they were arrested by the police.
‘’We are thrilled by the superb service from the local SAP, who identified these men and took immediate action. The professional and tactful way the matter was handled in the presence of our other hotel guests is commendable, and we are grateful that the law was enforced to ensure our staff and guests safety,” said Du Plessis in a statement. He further stated that the alleged security guard involved in the incident will be dealt with. “The security guard allegedly involved in giving the men access to our establishment has been suspended pending our investigation. We do not tolerate any criminal activities and our guest’s safety and well-being is our number one priority,” he said. At the time of going to press Secret Eye could not be reached for comment.
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Crime rround ound up Lizzy Bapela Thursday, 10 October A man in Bela-Bela was arrested after being found driving under the influence of liquor during a police patrol. Police spokesperson Constable Glen Manamela said that the police were patrolling on corner Pretorius and Maxwell Streets when they saw a vehicle passing the red robot in front of their vehicle and followed it. She said the driver was found drinking and was taken to the Bela-Bela Hospital for blood tests. The 24-year-old Casswell Mathebula was detained on Sunday, 13 October and was released on R1 000 bail when he appeared before the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court on Monday, the 14th. He is expected back in court on 6 February 2014. Friday, 11 October Two suspects were arrested in connection with theft of copper cables. Lieutenant-Colonel Abel Phetla of the Bela-Bela police said that the suspects were nabbed at Zuma View informal settlement and were also found in possession of the alleged stolen cables. He said that the suspects allegedly had in the past terrorized the industrial area, town, Spoornet and Willem Station, which is situated on the R101 Radium road next to Langkuil.
Still no leads on mystery firearm cage
Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the SAPS is determined to establish the origin of the arms cage. Photo supplied Lizzy Bapela
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He further said that the suspects were charged with possession of copper cables when they appeared before the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 14 October. He added that they were also linked with copper cable theft and their case was remanded to Tuesday, 22 October for formal bail application. Saturday, 12 October Two other suspects were arrested in connection with a case of common robbery, an incident that happened in the township recently. Phetla said that one suspect was arrested in Phomolong “Skierlik” Section, while the second one was captured in Extension 5, formerly known as Mandela Village. He added that the two were also linked with a case of business robbery and the police confiscated the toy gun that they were using to rob a foreign national’s business in September. Tuesday, 14 October A man was expected to appear before the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court this week, facing a charge of possession of dagga. Phetla said that the suspect was arrested after being found with a bag of dagga valued at an estimated value of R50 000 and was immediately charged.
Limpopo police are still looking for evidence leading to the resolution of an incident involving a cage of firearms and ammunition that was discovered in a remote area
outside Mookgophong late Friday, 27 September. Police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told The BEAT on Monday, 14 October that there is still no lead with regards to the case. Mulaudzi had previously reported that the stash was found following a tip off from Telkom workers who were on duty. He added that the workers were busy fixing faulty telephone lines on Crecy road on the day. “A search took place in the area by a crack task team comprising the Crime Intelligence and Bomb Disposal experts. They managed to recover an R1 rifle, one 9mm pistol, four revolvers, five smoke grenades and 935 rounds of ammunition for different firearms including shotguns, AK47, R1 and R4 rifles and 9mm pistols,” he said. Mulaudzi further said that the Bomb Disposal team removed the arms cache for safekeeping and expert examination. He added that other forensic experts from the Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) will also examine the grenades and firearms for clues. During a telephonic interview with The BEAT on Tuesday, 1 October, Mulaudz said that no leads have been found so far and the police have opened an enquiry docket for finalization. He said that investigations will continue until such time that concrete evidence about the cage has been detected. “The SAPS is determined to establish the origin of the firearms, grenades and ammunition and investigations are at a sensitive stage,” he said.
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18 October, 2013
Police call for help in identifying a body Lizzy Bapela The Bela Bela police are calling out to members of the public to assist in identifying a man who died in an accident recently. Police spokesperson Constable Glen Manamela said that the accident happened on the N1 road next to the Settlers-Bramanstop off-ramp on Sunday, 13 October. Manamela said that the police rushed to the scene after the accident was reported and searched a vehicle that was found at the scene on arrival, a Mercedes Benz with a Gauteng registration. She further said that the car had a damaged windscreen and blood on the dashboard. According to Manamela, the police
straight and honestly,” he said. Hine said that the party will fight Spokesperson of the newly for people to get decent and established Economic Freedom permanent jobs and not these Fighters political party in Bela-Bela contracts and tendering jobs, which Jerry Phologo Hine told The BEAT come to an end once the people that the EFF is strongly alive in the have voted. He added that such jobs Waterberg. are not safe and reliable, as the Hine said this after the local contractors and tenderpreneurs run members’ return from their trip to away with citizens’ hard-earned the launch of the party that took wages instead of paying them what place in Marikana in the North is rightfully theirs. He further said West. He said that the party is that the party also there to has over a help the thousand landless get We know of the members in land, giving an current party’s Bela-Bela and example of what strategy of conducting members and happened in door-to-doors, telling supporters from Polokwane, all parts of the where people people that the EFF district came built shacks in will cut-off their out in their town. grants should they numbers to Hine vote for the party. attend the highlighted that They also bribe them launch. These the party is not include those in only for the with food parcels but Lephalale, youth but for we advise people to Thabazimbi, everyone, and take those bribery Bela-Bela, they even have gifts and remember to Modimolle, older people in vote for the relevant Mookgophong executive and positions to be party when elections Mogalakwena. balanced. come... The local “We know of Branch the current Command Team was expected to party’s strategy of conducting doormeet on Tuesday, 15 October for to-doors, telling people that the EFF the first time after their launch. The will cut-off their grants should they meeting was scheduled to take vote for the party. place at Pastor John Mnthunzini’s They also bribe them with food Total Surrender Church in Leseding, parcels but we advise people to take while the general meeting will take those bribery gifts and remember to place at the same venue on Sunday, vote for the relevant party when 20 October. All residents and elections come. We are tired of visitors are invited to attend the corruption that is shadowing the meetings and join the party that is government departments and for the people. municipalities. We are also fed up When asked about the “command” with seeing our loved ones with addressing, Hine said that the party orange overalls used to bribe them forbids cowardice and fear amongst for votes, as they suffer from the members. sunlight burns and getting bitten by “We do not want any cowards in snakes in the bushes. the EFF but people who know how The ANC led government to stand their ground and speak implement sudden strategies when without fear or favour. We urge elections time closes in and people regardless of race and nowadays it is learnerships and status to join the party that is there they do not even pay the poor to fight for them and their rights, people what they are supposed to,” especially the workers. said Hine. Whether you are a cleaner or a The EFF expressed concern about manager, it does not matter what landless people being placed in position you hold at work, the EFF small compressed areas “as if they knows your complaints and are sardines”. They encourage problems and will fight for you. The people to vote for the party that current ruling party beats around the ensures them that everybody will bush and we, as the EFF, will talk get what they deserve.
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found an unidentified corpse without legs on the front left side passenger seat of the car. She added that the police found the victim’s left leg about 300m away from the car, while they were busy checking out the scene of the accident. The police described the man as dark in complexion and was wearing a green and pink T-shirt and a blue and white cabry pants and had dreadlocks. Manamela said that the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel certified the man dead on their arrival. She also said that the corpse was taken to the local mortuary for pathology tests. The police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.
EFF is alive and well in Waterberg Lizzy Bapela
Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Ebrahim Ibrahim (Right) at the Light of Africa headquarters. Photo: Justin Steyn Justin Steyn Last week The BEAT reported on the surprise visit by Deputy Minister of International relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ibrahim to an old age home in Mazakhela. A full report on his visit to Bela-Bela has been provided by his spokesperson, Martin Moloto. He explained that the aim of the visit was to get a full perspective of the challenges that the town is currently facing. Ibrahim visited the Bela-Bela provincial hospital and police station where he noted the crime and health care issues that the institutions have faced. In a sit down with municipal officials and members of the Bela-Bela Tax Forum (BBTF) Moloto said that an agreement was made between the two parties to work together regarding the town’s water issues. “It was decided by the municipality and the BBTF, under the leadership of Pieter Raath, to join forces and tackle all the water issues of the town” said Moloto. A report on the water issues will then be sent to the minister of water and environmental affairs, Edna Molewa. Moloto added that the issues noted by the Deputy Minister will be addressed in parliament which will be followed by a full comprehensive report. During the visit
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Ibrahim also visited none profit organization (NPO) Light of Africa where he commended their services and extension to the community.
18 October, 2013
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URCSA bids farewell to retired reverend Lizzy Bapela
Reverend Nare David Legodi of the Modimolle Uniting Reformed Church in SA (URCSA) and his wife Betty, who have both been in the ministry for forty years. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
Ministers donates Bibles for the students
The Modimolle Uniting Reformed Church in SA (URCSA) congregation held a huge farewell function for one of their long-term serving reverends, Nare David Legodi. The event took place at the Lekkerbreek Primary School Hall on Saturday, 12 October. Reverend Legodi and his wife Betty worked for forty years in ministry from 1971. He was called to the Bakenberg Congregation immediately after he was licensed as a minister in 1972. The reverend was called to become the minister at Philadenphia congregation in Mpumalanga’s Denilton in 1974 and he established a congregation at Motetema during that time. He was inducted in Motetema in 1977. Because of his integrity and dignity, the Modimolle Congregation monitored him and called him to their congregation in 1984, where he worked until he retired. He implemented many initiatives during his time in Modimolle, serving as a community developer. He has being leading from the heart of the community
in all the years. Among other dignitaries attending the event were Northern Synod Moderator and lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Professor Selaelo Kgatla; and Professor Ezeckiel Moraka of the Tshwane University of Technology, who is a friend to Reverend Legodi. Local congregations, circuit ministers and Modimolle Minister fraternal also attended. The church’ Sunday school students in Modimolle bought a cake for the honoured reverend, as it was also his 68 birthday. “Everything was well organised and we thank God. The event was a complete success due to efforts made by the church council,” said the church’s Konsulent (caretaker) Reverend Pheto Mosima from Bela Bela. Reverent Legodi actually retired from the ministry in 2011, but the event could only be held two years after that. The church members were a long time gathering means to be able to make it successful.
Operation Smile now in Limpopo
Khabele Primary School students showed off their donation of bibles from the Bela Bela Ministers Fraternal. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Sector 2 Commander Captain Moraswi Mapheto is also actively involved in the The Bela Bela Ministers Fraternal is campaign. When giving motivation to the currently donating bibles to Grade 7 students during the initiative, Captain students within their ministry circuit. The Mapheto told them about the importance initiative, conducted in partnership with of education. He highlighted that being a the Bible Society of South Africa, kicked Christian plays a part in character and off on Monday, 14 October. having a bright future. Mamakwa and Khabele primary “If you take the messages in the bible schools were the first to benefit from the and put them in your minds and live by initiative. Fourteen bibles were them, you will surely be doing well in distributed at Mmamakwa, while the eyes of God. By living a holy life, Khabele received 35 Bibles. the Lord will make it well for you and The ministers said that they would love grant you all your wishes. Putting him to see all students having Bibles in their in everything you do will ensure you a possession, as a code of conduct for bright future tomorrow and who knows, Christians. The fraternal intends to future leaders might come from this conduct the initiative on a yearly basis. community and these schools Bela Bela Police’s CPF Coordinator and receiving the Bibles today,” he said. The principals of the two schools, Tladi Lelaka SAPS AUCTION of Mamakwa and Lesiba WATERBERG DISTRICT Mzotho of DATE: 23 OCTOBER 2013 Khabele, appreciated TIME: 10H00 the work done by the VENUE: 66 VAN RIEBEECK STREET, MODIMOLLE Ministers Fraternal. ITEMS ON AUCTION: The • Office furniture • Bicycles • Tools • Garden tools • Radio's • organisation was set to DVD • TV's • Refrigerators • Computer equipment Etc. visit Albert Lithuli and VIEWING: 22 October 2013 from 13h00 to 17h00 Hleketani REGISTRATION: 23 October 2013 from 08h00 to 09h45 primary R500 refundable deposit (cash or bank guaranteed cheque) schools on PAYMENT: Only bank guaranteed cheque or cash Wednesday, TERMS: A copy of a valid TV License and ID must be submit16 October. Lizzy Bapela
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(From left to right) Naadhira Khan and Renuka Lallbahaura of Operation Smile. Photo: Justin Steyn Justin Steyn Operation Smile has been doing rounds in Limpopo this week. The aim of the visit was to identify the need for cleft lip and palate operations in the area. The program co-ordinator for Operation Smile, Naadhira Khan, spoke to The BEAT about their mission. “We identify the need in various communities for these types of operations and then arrange for them to be operated on free of charge” said Khan. She explained that they have up to 70 staff members working for the organization and those patients who cannot be operated on immediately will be referred to the nearest institution where they can be assisted. Khan also said that transport will be arranged for those who are unable to travel by themselves. A registered nurse and volunteer, Renuka Lallbahaura, said that although she is no longer practising she joined the organization as a means of giving back. “Due to my medical expertise and experience in medicine I thought of joining as a way to give back to the community and I still have a strong
passion for the medical field” she said. Khan explained that cleft lips and palates are the fourth most common birth defects in the world and are typically corrected shortly after a baby’s birth in areas with sufficient access to health care. She explained that for many children in rural areas around the world, medical treatment is not available and the costs of the operations are on average around R55 000. “Often these children cannot eat, speak, or breathe properly. Due to low self-esteem, as well as feelings of isolation, these children often live as social outcasts,” she said. The operations take less than an hour to perform and changes the lives of these children forever. According to research every 3 minutes a child somewhere in the world is born with a cleft lip or palate. Many children with untreated cleft lip and palates develop significant or permanent hearing loss, and one in 10 of children born with a cleft will die before their first birthday. Approximately one in every 1000 babies in Africa is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. For more information Operation Smile can be contacted on 021 447 3608.
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18 October, 2013
Photo of the week My body, my way In light of one of the articles in this week’s paper and a comment made by a teacher, perhaps it is time we had a little talk about women’s bodies. Women’s bodies are forever in the spotlight, on magazine covers, on television, and on the Internet. That in itself is not a problem; women’s bodies are beautiful and should be admired. It becomes a problem when young girls are ordered to change their style of dress because they are ‘distracting their male teachers.’ In the first place, in a school situation there is a dress code to be followed. As long as the students are following the dress code (in my day, the only thing the dress code said was that one’s skirt should be four fingers above the knee and no shorter, and that if hair touched the collar it had to be tied back) the school cannot say anything else. It has to be understood, though, that these rules are not and should never be so that the female students are not distracting to male teachers. These rules exist to promote uniformity and neatness, nothing more. When you say things like ‘they are distracting to male teachers’ what you are actually saying is that your teachers do not have the selfcontrol not to stare at young girls. If that is true, they shouldn’t be teaching at all. If it’s the male students who are being distracted, isn’t it about time they learned some self-control too? Women in the real world cannot be expected to dress every moment with the awareness of what their effect on men will be (although they frequently are). Men do not have the right to police women’s bodies, and women should never be compelled to dress in a way that does not offend male sensibilities. It is a woman’s job to dress in a way that makes her feel comfortable in herself. Whether that means short skirts or tight pants, or bright colours or long nails is really up to her. Always excepting of course, where uniforms are required, and even then women and men should be held to the same standards. It is a man’s responsibility to act like a grown-up and control himself. It really is that simple.
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These three young boys are from the IPC Church and they took a break from the service on Saturday at the Bela Bela Community Hall to enjoy volleyball. Photo: TK Mashaba.
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18 October, 2013
Hairy situation at Phagameng High School
Some of the students who were locked out of the school grounds because of their hairstyles. Photo: TK Mashaba TK Mashaba Several students from Phagameng High School went to the local circuit of the Department of Education last week after they were refused access to the school grounds because the principal did not approve of their hairstyles. Apparently the students were informed on Tuesday, 8 October, that they were not to
come to school with strange or ‘funky’ hairstyles. When the students came to school with their hair as they usually wore it the following day, the principal allegedly ejected them from the premises. The BEAT visited the school on Wednesday, 9 October, to find several disgruntled students outside the school grounds. The principal could not talk to reporters as she was in a meeting but the vice-principal, Matshidiso Molaphelo, gave a brief interview. “The kids don’t know where to draw the line,” she said. “They are aware of the code of conduct we hold to in this school, which includes a dress code, and we expect good character from them.” Molapbela said that the girls who were refused undermined the principal’s ruling. “They know that we need a clean hairdo that shows the person is a learner not a hooker,” she added. “We would say that we are sorry for locking them out but the message was clear and simple; we told them we expected their hair to be neat.” Molapbela said that this kind of behaviour affected students’ academic performance and that it was up to the school to take charge of taming them. According to Molaphelo, the hairstyles were just the tip of the iceberg, combining with behaviour and dress to be ‘distracting to the male educators’. The BEAT attempted to get comment from the circuit, but were unable to reach them.
Mmapatile students dress for success
Mmapatile Primary School students all dressed up to embody the career they would like to follow. Photo: TK Mashaba TK Mashaba Mmapatile Primary School students had their annual Dressed-Up Career Day at the school on Friday, 11 October. It was an opportunity for the students to dress as the career they would one day like to pursue. The vice-principal of the school, Lebogang Seloi, expressed her dissatisfaction with the involvement of the parents. “I’m so disappointed with the parents’ lack of involvement in their children’s
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Maope High student wins five awards from school, misses ceremony
Top student Briton Baloi of Maope High School. Photo: TK Mashaba TK Mashaba When Briton Baloi of Maope High chose not to attend his matric farewell, he had no idea that he would be missing an awards ceremony where he would be awarded several prizes. The young man was given awards in Maths, Physical Science, Life Sciences and English, as well as the 2013 Best Learner Award. “I must admit I am shy,” he said when
asked why he chose not to attend. “I didn’t have any idea I was going to win awards, but the idea of being around a lot of people isn’t for me.” He added that he’d started performing even better after he was accepted to study at the University of Pretoria in August. Asked how he kept himself focused, Baloi said that he was an indoor person who enjoyed watching the extra learning programs on DSTV, which helped a lot — especially with maths and science. “I’m so grateful for this achievement and want to represent the school well when the results come in,” he said. Baloi added that he had stopped playing soccer this year, as it was taking too much time away from his studies. Baloi was also awarded R 2 000 to help with the logistics surrounding his university application, for which he said he was ‘very grateful’. The principal, Naomi Sono, said that the school was proud of him, and that they are all looking forward to his results come the end of the school year.
Seminar for young entrepreneurs Lizzy Bapela Emerging young entrepreneurs from Mookgophong attended a youth entrepreneurship seminar hosted for them at the local community hall on Saturday, 12 October. The seminar was an initiative by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with the Mookgophong Local Municipality and the Waterberg District Municipality. Targeted for the seminar were the Grade 10, 11 and 12 students from local secondary and high schools, as well as young people who are already in the business field. Spokesperson for the local municipality Lerato Makomene said that the seminar brought together key stakeholders to address the theme of the day; “Be Limitless in Support of Youth Employment”. The seminar was also meant for the stakeholders to exchange on the concept of economic development and how the NYDA can contribute towards developing and setting up youth owned businesses. In her welcome address on behalf of the mayor, Councillor Langa said that the seminar was meant to empower young people to become entrepreneurs and be able to sustain their businesses and fight unemployment. In her speech, Zandile Majozi of the NYDA informed the young people of what the organization is all about and highlighted the programmes that they offer. She said that young people from as young as 14 years old to the age of 35 are COURT FOR THE DISTRICT/ REGION OF BELA BELA HELD AT BELA BELA CASE NUNBER: 305/2013 In the matter between: WATERBERG BOULEVARD (PTY) LTD Registration number: 2005/034215/07 Execution Creditor and JORDAN’S HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON CC t/a JORDAN’S GENTS AND BOYS BARBER Registration number: 2009/180231/23 First Execution Debtor EUGENE DAVID STERCKX Identity number: 801023 5018 083 Second Execution Debtor In pursuance of a judgement of the Magistrate, Bela Bela, Limpopo Province, dated 14 August 2013, the undermentioned goods will be sold by public auction by the Sheriff of the Magistrate’s Court Bela Bela, to the highest cash bidder, on Friday 8 November
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welcomed to visit the NYDA’s offices for more information and help from the organisation. She added that grown-ups can also visit their offices for referral to relevant institutions. The NYDA is concerned about the rate in which drugs and substance abuse, teenage pregnancy and the HIV scourge are tormenting the future of young people and threatening the country’s economic wellbeing. Majozi said that the country is the world’s number 5 in HIV infections and this is a complete danger to society. She added that nyaope and whoonga are also busy ruining the lives of the young ones and this needs the society and individuals’ efforts to combat. She urged parents to support their children in their talents and journey to discover and implement them, adding that charity begins at home. Majozi also warned people against the “pull him/her down” (PHD) syndrome, saying that it is fair for one to be successful and it only depends on him/her. She encouraged young people not to become like driving school test driving cars but new ones. She also encouraged them to knock on the government’s doors and grab opportunities offered to them. She said that the scourge of teenage pregnancy is increasing madly to the point where an eight-year-old child in a primary school in the Kwa-Zulu Natal is pregnant. She encouraged the youngsters to use the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship fund, which will be closing very soon, for their advantage.
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movable property will be sold at 11h00 on 5 November 2013 to the highest bidder by the Sheriff of the High Court at 52 Robertson Road Bela Bela. Full conditions of the sale can be inspected at the offices of the Sheriff of the High Court, 52 Robertson Road, Bela Bela. Property: 1 x VW Beetle (registration number: BJK 849 GP), 2 x Trojan fitness machines, 1 x 3 piece leather sofa, 1 x Defy Auto Dry machine, 1 x Samsung fridge, 1 x Sharp microwave oven, 1 x Panasonic AV control receiver, 1 x Technics CD plus 2 speakers, 1 x Technics stereo casette player, 1 x Ipad sound system, 1 x Samsung DVD, 1 x round table, 1 x mirror, 1 x no. 3 weights, 1 x water dispenser, 1 x LG Hoover, 1 x Camping tent without poles. JF BASSON 5 Batavia Street Welgemoed.
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MAOPE MATRIC FAREWELL
Thabiso Pilane and Moraka Mothoa from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
Lizzy Phanyane and Naivel Shiang from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
Emmie Sepeng and Leornard Mautla from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
Lerato Molele and Obakeng Marengwa from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
Cathrine Ncube and Karabo Ramokone from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
Mohau Aphane and Tshegofatso Monyela from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
Tebogo Molokomme and Sammy Mashaba from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
Mmatsheko Mabu and Dan Matsimbi from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
Maope High School is aiming for 80% Daniel Motalane during his motivation for the students during their farewell event. Photo: TK Mashaba
Esrom Mashudu and Veronica Smith from Maope High. Photo: TK Mashaba
TK Mashaba With only a week between them and the matric final exams, Maope High School’s Grade 12 students received some welcome motivation during their matric farewell last week on Thursday, 11 October. Among the speakers was Mmakome Phathudi, the Bela Bela Circuit manager, who told the learners that they were
hoping for an 80% pass rate. “This is the least you can do and the educators have done their parts,” he said. “It’s up to you as students to proceed ad set the goals.” Phathudi added that the world out there is waiting for the students to show it how they have assimilated the education they have been given through such efforts as winter camps, essential classes and others.
Daniel Motalana, the head of the winter camp classes and a teacher at Maope High School, said that this was the time for learners to decide who they want to be later in life. “This is an important time to make a choice that you’re going to have to live with for the rest of your life,” he said. Jonas Ramatape from the BBEAG (Bela Bela Education Advocacy Group) said that they were glad to have worked with the school since the organization started. “We all know that BBEAG is trying to help with better quality education, we are committed to helping students with all aspects of that,” he said. Ramatapa said that the BBEAG was committed to giving the nine best students some form of financial assistance in the new year.
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Modimolle Primary wins the annual Build-It Tournament 2013 Build-It Tournament 2013 winners, Modimolle Primary School. Photo: TK Mashaba
Some of the junior players in Mookgophong in practice. Photo: TK Mashaba
Local Football Association soldiers on despite drama TK Mashaba The Mookgophong Local Football Association has finally resolved some of its differences after a meeting held recently. The association was alleged to be suffering strain after the resignation of the association secretary Kgomotso Phagadi in September last year. LFA League Manager Sello Mashaba told The BEAT that the association was ready to tackle challenges ahead of the new season which is due to kick off in two or three weeks. Mashaba said that they had been experiencing challenges since Phagadi’s resignation, but that they had replaced him with Maggy Ramela for the time being, until a new secretary can be chosen.
Mashaba added in an interview with The BEAT that he acknowledged the organization’s need for committed, hands-on individuals. “At the moment we have only the under 17 team, active, what about under 13 and under 15?” he asked, adding that there was a need to develop new players in the LFA. Phagadi said that he believed that the LFA in Mookgophong still needed a lot of resources from SAFA’s Regional Offices, but never mentioned details. Sello Mashaba said that he is glad that they have paved the way forward, and added that there would be another preparatory meeting with team owners before the league opens.
TK Mashaba The annual Build-It tournament was scooped by the Modimolle Primary School team. The Modimolle boys have had an uphill battle, but they managed to take home the gold at the finals, beating Arsenal 4-2 on the 12th of October at Ephraim Mogale Stadium. They went home having won a full set of soccer kit, the winners’ trophy as well as small trophies for each player to take home. Arsenal also took home prizes of soccer kits, small trophies and sports bags. Build-It floor manager Quentin Coetzer
said that they considered the tournament this year just as much of a success as the ones of previous years. “The support from the community and schools was amazing, and also the talent from players, which is something that needs to be nurtured,” he said. Coertzer said that they were approached by a number of people who wanted their teams to be in the tournament. “We realize that the tournament is growing, and we are willing every year to take more teams on board,” he added. Last years’ winners were Dagbreek Primary School.
Warm-up for Kamplits Volleyball Kamplits players in action during the friendly game with Madubaduba. Photo: TK Mashaba
TK Mashaba Bela Bela volleyball team Kamplits had guests from Mpumalanga this weekend, in preparation for the development games organised by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, which will be held on Saturday, 19 October at Settlers High School. The visit from Madubaduba, the Seabebased Mpumalanga team, came after Madubaduba heard that Kamplits were the Limpopo champions in Volleyball. The team were looking for more exposure and a chance to learn from the best. Meanwhile, Kamplits is
fresh from a trip to Durban for Volleyball South Africa where the girls’ team came in seventh place while the boys came eighth. According to Thabo Molokomme, the Kamplits players enjoyed their visit to Durban. “There was a lot to learn as a team,” he said. After the championships, several players remained in Durban to play beach volleyball. “It was a great experience, as several of our players had never played beach volleyball before,” said Molokomme. After the games at Settlers, the winning teams will proceed to the provincial games.
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