19 April 2013
19 April, 2013
SAPS fights crime in school
firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: thebeat.linmedia.co.za
Increasing rapes concern the police
Lizzy Bapela Officers of the Modimolle Police Social Crime Prevention unit conducted a crime awareness campaign to alert the learners of the criminal activities taking place in their school. The campaign took place at Phagameng High School on Friday, 12 April. Sipho Mokhutswane, from the Congress of South African Students (COSAS), junior police station commander, Kamogelo Seloane, chairperson of the South African Youth Council in the Waterberg District, Klaas Mabunda, and officials from the SAPS and Department of Correctional Offices attended the event. Sector Commander, Captain Mike Motadi, said that a number of incidents that took place in the school and were reported to the police recently inspired the campaign. He said that the school has been experiencing problems such as gangs, alcohol and substance abuse, as well as bullying. “We saw a need to come and address the learners first before working on the problems and what better ways of getting through to them if not using the youth, who will speak to them in a language they will better understand. We engaged with various youth structures in the community with hope that the learners will listen and take their young leaders’ advices into heard,” said Motadi. In his address, Seloane said that the police have a responsibility to ensure safety and maintain peace amongst societies. He said that gang members expose themselves to addictive and illegal substances and that is considered a crime. “Teenagers are faced with peer pressure, financial strain, stress and family difficulties on a daily basis and we have to protect our mentalities. One needs to adopt a positive mind-set and accept the fact that there are reasons as to why circumstances are as they are,” said Seloane. Mabunda told the learners that everybody can decide where they want to see themselves in the future but no one can push a person to achieve that goal. He said a person can become the master of their own destiny and any other person can contribute in one achieving or failing to reach certain goals in life but everyone makes the final decisions for himself or herself. “We are challenged by the issue of the “isikhothane” attitude where young people engage in such acts of misusing their parents’ last hard earned money which could have been used for better things such as food and uniforms,” he said. “Criminal activities in this school are a real problem and youth structures in partnership with the SAPS can help combat these crimes. We plan to assess learner behaviour in the school and en-
Modimolle police spokesperson, Warrant Officer James Findlay, advised teenagers to keep safe at all times. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela Police in Modimolle are pleading with parents to look after their female teenagers Chairperson of the South African Youth Council in the Waterberg District Klaas Mabunda addressed learners during a crime awareness campaign held at Phagameng High School. Photo: Lizzy Bapela gage relevant stakeholders to come and attend to problems identified in a process,” said Mabunda. He said the social workers would be called to attend to girls’ problems, while the K-9 (former Dog Unit) will be searching for all illegal objects. He also said stakeholders will accompany members of the K-9 Unit in searching at all schools and parks around the Waterberg District and the operation will kick-start with effect from Monday, 22 April. Mabunda said that, since he leads the district SAYC, he would see to it that the operation takes place and is a success. He said that he sometimes it is hard for him to believe that it is really him having reached where he is today, wondering to himself if it is really that young boy who grew up here in Modimolle and went to school at Phagameng High. Correctional Officer, Steve Hlungwane, spoke on behalf of anex offender, also representing his department. Hlungwane described to the learners the consequences of committing a crime and the life of a criminal while in prison. He told the learners never to experience the hardships of being in prison and the consequences of having a criminal record, as it is not good for their future. Sergeant Anna Monyela advised the learners to practise good behaviour and strive for good education and morals so they can reap the rewards.
following a spate of rapes that have been taking place in the area recently. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer James Findlay, said that the incidents usually take place near taverns, when the victims are walking home. The victims are usually alone and under the influence of alcohol. He said that the rapists would follow the women as they leave the taverns and assault them outside the taverns, raping them afterwards. Findlay advised rape victims never to destroy any evidence that could help the police in the cases. He said that the victims must never bath, wash or take off their clothes after they were raped; not until they have reported the incidents. He also said that he never experienced a situation where people are being victimised when they have to open a case with he police. He said every shift has female officers and they usually are the ones that assist the victims when they come to open the case. “Our management do advise officers not to victimise anybody in need of police assistance and take every criminal case very seriously,” he said.
Man found dead at home Lizzy Bapela Bela Bela police have opened an inquest docket following the death of a man in Zuma View section on Thursday, 11 April. Police spokesperson, Constable Glen Manamela, said that Thapedi Mazondayo Hlungwani was found dead in his shack. She said that the police suspected that the deceased was vomiting when he died as they found pieces of meat next to where he was found lying. According to the deceased’s son, a neighbour approached him, telling him that his father was sleeping at the gate and seemed to be drunk and could not get to the house. On arrival, the son found the deceased with the meat in his hand and carried him to sleep in the shack. Manamela said that the deceased lived a few yards away from his son and that he was still alive when he was found lying on the ground at the gate. The son told the police he went to his father’s room the next morning and tried to wake him up but he did
not respond. He told the police that he went back to his place and found him again when he returned and that was when he realized the man was dead and alerted the police. Police said that the cause of the man’s death is still currently unknown and investigations are in process. Meanwhile, the police urge members of the community residing at the industrial area to attend a meeting at Laerskool Warmbad on Wednesday, 8 May. Manamela said that the meeting follows the alarming rate of criminal activities that have been taking place in the area recently. The police intend to eradicate the housebreakings and theft out of motor vehicles that have been taking place in the area, especially in streets such as Moffat, Kretczhmar and Robertson roads have been increasing. Community members are advised to visit the police for any enquiries and can speak to sector commanders Warrant Officers Momberg and Kotze.
Criminals cleans out jewellery shop suspects left behind very cheap jewellery and stuff that is waiting for repairs only. He said Unknown criminals stole all the jewellery they the suspects are still at large and the police got their hands on at American Swiss in are investigating. Modimolle a week ago. Other unknown suspects attempted to break Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer James into Joshua Doore furniture store but their plans Findlay, said that the incident happened some- were ruined when guards from a local secuwhere between Saturday, 6 April, after they rity company saw them and alerted the polocked up, and Monday, 8 April, when they lice. Findlay said that the police in Modimolle opened. are battling with common crimes in the area He said the suspects cut the wall open and such as house break-ins in the townships, damaged the electric box before stealing the break-ins within the business area in town and items and fleeing the scene. The suspects rape. During his visit at The BEAT’s offices, managed to open a safe and got hold of keys Findlay said that these types of incidents have to the other safe where they found the stolen been on the rise for the past few weeks and items. Findlay said that the stolen items are Phagameng seems to be the targeted area. estimated to the value of R900 000 and the He advised people to form a neighbourhood watch to make sure that their homes are looked after at all the times. He said people could inform the poAlgemene Praktisyns / General Practitioners lice when they leave town, especially for longer periods, and Dr. V.G. Emslie Dr. T.M. De Jonge Na-ure fill in a registration MB.Ch.B(Pret) MB.Ch.B(UP) form at the police staNr. 0332747 Nr. 0380342 After Hours (014) 736-3019 (h) tion so the police (014) 736-5616 (h) can watch over their 014 736 2032/3 082 490 6242 082 450 8411 houses and notify ABSA Bosveld Pick ’n Pay Sentrum Tel: (014) 736-2032/3 Postnet Suite 80 them of any incih/v Marx & Potgieter straat Faks: (014) 736-4809 Privaatsak X1604 Bela-Bela 0480 Bela-Bela 0480 dents that may occur. Lizzy Bapela
email@example.com, Website: thebeat.linmedia.co.za
19 April, 2013
Tributes after passing
Stick to education and leave a legacy Mzamane Ringane
of Tom Boya Lizzy Bapela After learning with great sadness of the passing of Tom Boya, the Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale’s office and the First Lady Trust extended their sincere condolences to the family of the late Tom Boya who served the Province selflessly. Tom Boya, whose real name was Silumko Thomas Boya died on Friday, 12 April, at the age of 62 after a long illness. Businessperson and philanthropist Bra Tom, as he was affectionately known, came from the Boya clan in the Eastern Cape and was born in 1950. He lived with his grandparents for the first eight years of his life and he attended the school his great-grandfather, Zekane Boya, had built. Boya went to live with his mother, a single parent who was working as a nurse in Johannesburg, after the passing of his grandparents. He worked part time while attending high school and, in his Grade 12 year, a car knocked him over when he was on his way to work and he was unable to complete his senior certificate. He then started a job as debt collector and was promoted to sales executive within six months. That was the start of big things for Boya. Boya worked for Ellerines furniture stores for 11 years and won three cars and a trip to Spain for Best Salesman of the Year. As a devout Anglican, Boya served as altar boy since the age of 10 and became an active member of the Tswelopele Youth Club under the Anglican Church in Daveyton. He became the mayor of Daveyton in 1980, serving for 10 years the served as vice president of the World Conference of Mayors in Washington DC. Boya served in various capacities throughout his lifetime including Chairperson of the Limpopo First Lady Trust, Managing Director of TS Marketing, President of the South African Leisure and Tourism Association (SALTA) and Patron for the Limpopo Older Persons Forum. He also served as member of the executive committee of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and has visited Bela Bela on many occasions, pursuing communityuplifting activities. Mathale paid tribute to Boya saying that the contribution that he made to the province is immeasurable. “He related with people from all walks of life be it a business man or a vulnerable old lady. He will be remembered for his constant energy and warm spirit. Limpopo has lost a giant. May his soul rest in peace,” he said. The ANC Youth League in Limpopo also expressed their condolences and said that
Boya had a golden heart. The league’s provincial spokesperson, Klaas Mabunda, said that Boya was passionate about the wellbeing of the society and that he spent the last years of his life contributing to ensure that every life remains dignified and worth living. Mabunda said that, as a patron to the Limpopo Older Persons Forum and chairperson of the Limpopo First Lady Trust, Boya has played an instrumental role in ensuring that the elderly are not treated as objects, but valuable to the fulfilment of a morally stable province. He said that Boya further executed his tasks as the chairperson of the LFLT to ensure that women, children and the poor are receiving necessary support base on anything they endeavour. Boya has served the people of South Africa his whole life also as chairperson of the Northern Province Community College, chairperson of Daveyton Adult Centre, vice president and later acting president of National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NAFCOC), president of the Polokwane Rugby Club and many other companies’ directorial positions. The ANCYL Limpopo sent their condolences to his family wished to console them with a reminder that Boya was an outstanding leader of the society who has always been behind the scenes of development. “His life is well lived and surely the angels are happy to have him in their midst to help watch over us. We urge schools, churches, orphanages, places of safety, old age homes, political parties and civil society organisation to dedicate their lives to his goals, and subsequently pay him last respects through working tirelessly to eradicate poverty and creating an economically free society. His reputation should be upheld not only by memorial services, but actual deeds,” said Mabunda. The ANC national spokesperson, Jackson Mthembu, also sang Boya’s praises. He said that Boya was a visible leader in business and business organisations. According to Mthembu, Boya played a prominent role in Nafcoc as its vice president and as well as the president of the South African Leisure and Tourism. He also said that his activism spanned education, civic issues and sport. “We believe that he played an important role in advancing development in areas that were previously neglected by the erstwhile apartheid government,” said Mthembu Tom Boya leaves behind his five children Beki, Maju, Thandi, Bandile and Lumkile and his wife Florence, to whom he has been married to for more than 40 years.
Concerned pastors of the Ministers Fraternal prayed for three suspects who were recently arrested for housebreaking and theft. Reverent Pheto Mosima said their aim was to help spiritually rehabilitate the suspects so they can change their behaviour. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
The Young Communist League secretary general, Buti Manamela, urged learners to focus on their education, and distance themselves from alcohol and substance abuse if they wanted to be remembered in future. Manamela was addressing the learners from Phagameng High School and Solomon Mahlangu High School on Tuesday, 9 April. The Chris Hani Memorial Lecture was held at Phagameng High School, and the event was attended by both learners and teachers. This Modimolle born leader warned that the use of drugs and alcohol at schoolgoing age will not lead to a good future, but would only destroy the leaders of tomorrow. “If you want to be remembered like Chris Hani, stick to your education and stay away from alcohol and drugs,” said Manamela. He said that there was an alarming drop in the number of learners who took interest in history as a subject. Manamela said the importance of the history subject was tantamount to that of Mathematics and Physics. “Those who are doing matric this year, we hope and wish that you will do well and achieve a good pass rate at the end of the year. Last year Phagameng High School achieved a very good pass rate, and we hope that you will work harder to sustain good results this year,” Manamela said. The issue of teenage and learner-teacher relationships did not manage to escape
Buti Manamela talks to the audience during the Chris Memorial Lecture. Photo: Mzamane Ringane the programme of the day. Limpopo COSAS (Congress Of South African Students) chairperson, Tebogo Nkomane, chanted “away with teenage pregnancy away,” before he started delivering his speech. “We are concerned about the disturbing rate of teenage pregnancy at schools. We also know and condemn sexual relationships between teachers and learners. You are here to learn, so view these educators as your parents and they should view you as their children,” said Nkomane. Nkomane said that they are aware of many other challenges that the learners are facing, and indicated that they need their contribution to tackle such issues. Members of the Modimolle SAPS Women’s Network will lead a project called “Barefoot”. They will be handing out shoes to people in need. The project will kick-off at 14:00 at Shoprite Supermarket on Friday, 3 May and everybody is welcome to attend. Police requests that people who would like to donate shoes, whether old or new, contact police spokesperson, Warrant Officer James Findlay, on 082 414 3218. Donations can be dropped off at the police station or at The BEAT offices in Bela Bela. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
19 April, 2013
Thabazimbi Municipality starts public participation
Julia Magapa is one of the community members who raised concerns during the public participation consultation in Thabazimbi. Photo supplied Lizzy Bapela Thabazimbi mayor, Patricia Mosito, came face to face with some of the challenges that residents face in the area during the 2013/14 IDP/Budget public participation consultation. Local councillors, ward committee members, management of the municipality and other stakeholders accompanied Mosito to the first meeting of the programme at the Regorogile Community Hall. Residents in these areas were given the opportunity to come forward with their grievances before the mayor, councillors and management. Some of the issues raised were lack of employment and recreational facilities like the sports grounds and community hall in Northam. The community also requested speed humps and pre-paid electricity meters,
especially in town, and complained about lack of electricity in an informal settlement of Skierlik, road maintenance and lack of cemeteries. The community’s major complains included lack of RDP houses, high water bills, refuse removal and illegal dumping sites, unfenced sewer in Rooiberg, streets lights switched during the day, shortage of water at Thabazimbi extension 37 and valuation roll. In response, mayor Mosito said that the residents should give the municipality time to implement an IDP programme that would lead to improvement of lives of the people. The issues noted were identified in terms of their frequency in most proceedings. The Mayor and the municipal manager, Morutse Ntsoane, responded to some of the issues that were immediately having answers to during the meetings. The mayor requested community members to join the municipality, as they will be proceeding with the programme in other areas. Spokesperson for the municipality, Joshua Motsomane, said that the consultation started on Tuesday, 2 April, and will run until Tuesday, 30 April. He said that the affected areas include Skierlik, Rooiberg, Raphuti, Northam and Thabazimbi town among others. Motsomane said that the main objective of the presentation is to give feed back to the communities and get some of their needs. He said the community needs would culminate into ward cluster priorities that will ultimately be consolidated into the municipality’s priorities. He said that the aim was to educate communities on how they should be involved in the process of decision making of the local municipality. The programme will roll out on Saturday 20 April at Sekgweng Intermediate School, and proceed to Smashblock on Sunday, 21 April. The programme will proceed to Dwaalboom on Sunday, 28 April and lastly will be the stakeholders and IDP Rep Forum at Marakele EE Centre on Tuesday, 30 April.
firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: thebeat.linmedia.co.za
Mathale slammed for allegedly misusing public coffers Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale, left, was recently slammed for allegedly misusing taxpayers’ money for his personal reasons. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
Lizzy Bapela Leaders of the DA in Limpopo has slammed premier Cassel Mathale for allegedly using tax payers’ money for his own personal entertainment, while people across the province are struggling due to lack of services delivered t them. The DA says that Mathale has proved that he is shameless and does not care anymore about Limpopo citizens by using more than R100 000 of their money to attend the Cape Town Jazz festival held recently. The Star newspaper has reported that Mathale utilised the money to buy flight tickets, hotel accommodation for two nights, meals expenses including car rental in his personal capacity, not as the premier. It is alleged that Mathale was accompanied by his wife and two bodyguards. DA Limpopo provincial leader, Jacques Smalle, said that the party is deeply concerned about Mathale’s behaviour for misusing the public coffers in attending an entertainment event instead of focusing on how best service delivery can be accelerated throughout the province. He said there is a huge service delivery
Motsepe launches Councillor Training
Mookgophong appoints municipal manager after three year wait TK Mashaba
The new Mookgopong municipal manager, Peter Magwala and mayor Sara Monyamane during the municipal manager’s appointment. Photo supplied
Mookgophong municipality appointed a new municipal manager after the town had to wait for three years before the appointment. This was one of the issues that compelled angry members of the community to voice their concerns during the recent protest march. The protesters also complained about the storm water projects, tender issues, building projects and unqualified municipal workers. O n M o n d a y, 1 5 A p r i l , P e t e r Magwala, took charge of his new office when he started as the new municipal manager. Furthermore, a Social and Community Service Manager was appointed. Herman Sebata will join the municipality to fill this position. The mayor, Sarah Monyamane, expressed her relief at the appointments. The fact that the municipality did not have these key managers in place for such a long time had an impact on the municipality’s credibility. Monyamane said that she was confident that the two new managers would improve the level of service delivery in Mookgophong.
backlog that includes water shortages, sanitation, proper roads and dilapidated schools across the province. “The money could have been used to change the lives of the citizens in the province. We demand Mathale to apologise to the people of Limpopo and refund the money as a matter of urgency. Besides that, the ANC must recall Mathale with immediate effect before he continues to profligate more tax payers’ money,” said Smalle. Mathale was also criticised for attending the festival, instead of the funeral of Mokgadi Seakamela, the South African National Defence Force soldier, who died representing the province in Africa. Provincial government spokesperson, Tebatso Mabitsela, was reported in the media as saying that the premier could not attend the funeral but has sent condolences to the bereaved family of this brave soldier on behalf of the province. However, Mabitsela could not disclose the nature of Mathale’s commitments. The premier’ spokesperson, Mashadi Mathosa, was also reported in the media as saying that the premier could not come to the funeral because of other equally important tasks.
Modimolle mayor Kgaretja Lekalakala attended the recent councillor-training launch on behalf of Waterberg District executive mayor Tlotlanang Mogotlane. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela The Limpopo MEC for Corporative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA), Clifford Motsepe, launched the Councillor Training Programme on Friday, 12 April. The launch took place at the department’s building in Polokwane. Spokesperson for the department, Dieketseng Diale, said that it is a tradition for the Department to team up with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) to conduct an induction programme for newly elected councillors.
She said that the assessment of the induction programme indicated that there is a need for a comprehensive training for mayors, speakers and other office bearers. The department appointed a service provider to conduct in depth training pertaining to local government sphere in line with Section 154 (1) of the Constitution and Section 34 (1) of Municipal Finance Management Act of 2003. Diale said that the training would be rolled out from April to December 2013. Modimolle mayor, Kgaretja Lekalakala, attended the launch on behalf of Waterberg district mayor, Tlotlanang Mogotlane, who was attending to other work related issues. Mogotlane is a member of the Limpopo Provincial Task Team (PTT) appointed by the ANC and she was attending a meeting in Polokwane on the day f the councillor-training launch. The training consists of different modules including Principles of Strategic Management, Public Participation and Integrated Development Planning (IDP), Municipal Legislation and Policy Framework; Principles of Financial Management including Financial Management reporting and Supply Chain Management; Introduction to Information Technology and Basic Economics for Management Decision Making will be part of the training curriculum. Local Economic Development (LED) as well as Introduction to Service Delivery and Customer Care Relationships is also looked at on the course.
email@example.com, Website: thebeat.linmedia.co.za
19 April, 2013
Live like a giant
Laying of hands and healing
The people of Limpopo lost a man of great integrity when Tom Boya passed away on 12 April. He was actively involved in several charities and businesses. Boya was well known in business circles for his leadership and visionary outlook. When a well-known public figure dies, it forces people to come to terms with their own mortality. We all have to face the fact that we will die one day. The question is how we would want to be remembered. A person like Tom Boya leaves the world a better place. He worked very hard to establish structures, build communities and promote human rights that would have a lasting effect on the history of South Africa. Of course, not many people make such a high profile impact on the world, but many people make incredible differences by doing things that may seem small at the time, but will have a huge influence on humanity in the end. People who show courage on a daily basis when they stand up for what is right are just as important in the grand design of life. A great example of the powerful difference one life can make is the life of Dashrath Manjhi. He was a very poor worker who lived in India. In 1960, his wife died because the nearest doctor to them was in a town 70km away. They did not have transport or money for transport and she died because she did not receive the needed medical attention. Dashrath did not want anyone else to suffer the same fate as his wife, so he carved a road of 1km through the mountain between his village and the next. He worked on this road singlehandedly from 1960 to 1982. The road that he built through the mountain reduced the distance between the villages from 70km of dangerous mountain passes to 1km of solid road, straight through the mountain. One man, so poor that people did not even take notice of him, saved thousands of lives by carving out that road in the mountain. It took up 22 years of his life. He did not do this hard work because he wanted to be a hero. He simply wanted to keep others from suffering as his wife did. A simple gesture, like reaching out to a lonely person or caring for an old person makes a difference in that person’s life. We do not need money to make our mark in the world; we just need willingness and the right attitude.
Tel: (011) 447-1264/5/6
COPYRIGHT The reproduction or broadcast without written permission of any material published in The Beat and its supplements is forbidden and expressly reserved to Upfront Events Two CC, under section 12(7) of the Copyright Act, 1978 and any amendment thereof. The Beat is typographically prepared, published and distributed by Upfront Events Two CC. The Beat: 7 Minnaar Street, Tel: (014) 736-2723, Fax: (014) 736-3428, PO Box 16, Bela-Bela. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Beat is typographically prepared, published and distributed by Upfront Events Two CC and is printed by Paarl Coldset, 83 Heidelberg Rd, City Deep Production Park, City Deep.
Bishop Silas Tlou
Learners of Renosterkloof Primary danced to show their joy at the annual Zebula air show. Photo: Justin Steyn.
EDITORIAL POLICY We at the
are proud to:
• provide our readers with complete, accurate, credible and objective news reporting • remain unbiased under all circumstances • strive to reflect the truth, objectivity and interests of the community in our reporting • support and contribute to freedom of speech, human rights and the economical and social upliftment of the towns and regions of our readers
In Mark 16:17, 18 we read, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name…they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Laying on of hands then is healing by spiritual means, which can be and is often accompanied by prayer. First Jesus said that signs would take place. The signs are the sick being healed when Christians lay their hands on them. The word recover means to “begin to amend” according to the definition of the Greek word used in this scripture. As a Christian who is filled with the Holy Spirit, you can lay your hands on a sick person in the name of Jesus Christ, and that person will recover from being sick. The signs follow them that “believe.” That means that you are acting on the authority of Jesus Christ and that you will see the sick recover when you lay hands on them in his name. You are not pretending or hoping that it will work. You know it will work. Moreover, because you know it will work, you act on it and obey what Jesus said to do. The bible gives us an example to follow in Luke 4:38-41 and in Mark 1:29-34. Jesus went to Peter’s house and they begged him on behalf of Peter’s mother-in-law because she had a great fever. Jesus stood over her, rebuked the fever, took her by the hand, and lifted her up. The bible says that she immediately arose and ministered to them. Everyone in the area that had any sick brought them by and those that had various kinds of diseases showed up at Peter’s house so that Jesus could lay his hands on them too. In addition, the bible says that devils came out of many while this was all going on. That makes sense because in Mark 16:17 Jesus said, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name they shall cast out devils.” He said this before he said, “they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” God does not want us to be sick. Jesus spent a lot of time on earth healing the sick. Matthew 4:23 – “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” The apostles also laid their hands on people to heal them, as they learned from Jesus. Acts 28:8 – “His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him.” James 5:14 – “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”
LEGALS NOTICE In respect of licence application in terms of the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 (Act No 120 of 1977) This notice serves to inform parties that may be interested or affected that FRANCETTE INVESTMENTS CC hereinafter reffered to as “the applicant”, has submitted an application for a Retail Licence, application number F/2013/ 01/24/0004 PTN 15 ERF 846 TOWNSHIP NYLSTROOM EXT 2 11 NELSON MANDELA DRIVE MODIMOLLE The purpose of the application is for the applicant to be granted a licence to undertake petroleum retailing activities as detailed in the application. Arrangements for viewing the application documentation can be made by contacting the Controller of Petroleum Products by: - Telephone: (015) 287 4735; - Fax: (015) 297 5045; or -E-mail: email@example.com Any objections to the issuing of a licence in respect of this application, which must clearly quote the application number above, must be lodged with the Controller of Petroleum Products within a period of twenty (20) working days from the date of publication of this notice. Such objections must be lodged at the following physical address: Physical address: THE CONTROLLER OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Department of Energy 101 Dorp Street Polokwane 0700 Postal address THE CONTROLLER OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Department of Energy Private Bag x9712 Polokwane 0700 MODIMOLLE LAND-USE SCHEME, 2004 “Special Consent Use – Cellular Mast” Notice is hereby given in terms of the Modimolle Landuse Scheme, 2004, that I, Theo Kotze from Developlan Town Planners intends applying to the Modimolle Local Municipality for special consent to establish the following: A 45m cellular (lattice type) mast and base station on Portion 1 of the farm Sterkspruit 253-KQ (Vodacom cellular mast). Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Municipal Manager: Modimolle Local Municipality, Modimolle Civic Centre, O R Tambo square, Harry Gwala Street, Modimolle, for a period of 28 days from 19 April 2013. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made to the Municipal Manager at the above address or at Private Bag X1008, Modimolle, 0510, within a period of 28 days from 19 April 2013. Address of agent: Developlan, P.O. Box 1883,
19 April, 2013 Polokwane, 0700; 3 General Joubert Street, Polokwane, 0699; Tel: 015 291 4177; Fax: 0862183267. (26/4) NOTICE TO REINSTATE A DEREGISTERED CLOSE CORPORATION Notice is hereby given of the intention to reinstate the deregistered Close Corporation: ETSOUW PROPERTIES no 36 CC, registration number 2007/096353/23. The reason for the reinstatement is that the Close Corporation is still in business and was deregistered because of an administrative omission. For further information or objection please contact: NUMERI ACCOUNTANTS INC Riaan Jansen van Vuuren, tel 014 736 2248, 35 Luna Road, Bela Bela, 0480. (3/5) EIA PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulations 57 of the regulations published in Government Notice No 543 under Section 54 read with Section 44 of the National Environmental Managment Act (Act no 107 of 1998) of intent to carry out the following activity: Reference no: HES/577/BA LEDET Reference no: 12/1/ 9/1-W66 Project title: The proposed establishment of an abattoir on Erf 1507 in Mookgophong. Locality: The site is located on Erf 1507 in Mookgophong along the R519 Road towards Roedtan, Mookgophong Local Municipality, Waterberg District, Limpopo Province. Application for environmental authorisation to undertake the following activities. EIA Registrations (2010) Activities: Government Notice R544: No. 3. How to register as an Interested and Affected party: Interested and affected parties can register by submitting their written comments, questions or concerns with regard to environmental issues to the contact person listed below before/on 13 May 2013. Independent environmental consultants. HOLISTIC ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (HES) Mr Bennie Pretorius, tel 015 298 8035, cell: 082 885 3546, fax: 086 538 9453. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Postal address: P O Box 679, Thornhill Plaza, Polokwane, 0082. GENERAL NOTICE CONSENT OF THE TOWNSHIPS BOARD Notice is hereby given that Geo Projects, being the authorized agent of the land owner of Portion 70 of the farm Bospoort 450 KR, Bela Bela intends to apply to the Townships Board for consent for the cancellation of conditions A (a), (b) and (c) containing in title deed T000053390/2011 of the above mentioned property for the purpose of a Residential Township. Particulars of this application lie open for inspection
Waterberg Toyota is looking for an experienced Sales Executive. Minimum requirements: • Matric/Grade 12 • Code 08 driver's licence • 2 Years' experience in vehicle sales • A good track record within the Motor Industry • Excellent communication skills • Ability to build customer relationships • Commitment to hitting targets • Team player • Strong negotiating skills • A good head for figures and understanding of personal finance issues • Computer literate • Good references • Market related salary NB: Please do not apply if you do not meet all the requirements Please forward CV's to email@example.com or fax 086 575 8129
during normal office hours at the office of mentioned agent for a period of 28 days from 26 April 2013 Objections to the application may be lodged in writing with the undersigned or with the Head of Department, Cooperative governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs, Private Bag X 9485, Polokwane, 0700, on or before 24 May 2013. GEO PROJECTS P.O.Box 919, Bela Bela, 0480. Contact number 082 881 7252 (26/4) GENERAL NOTICE. Mookgophong Amendment Scheme 56 We, the Directors of Seo Estates Pty Ltd, being owner of the property mentioned below, herby give notice in terms of section 569(1)(b)(i)of the Townplanning and Townships Ordinance, 1986(Ordinance 15 0f 1986), that we have applied to the Mookgophong Municipality for the amendment of the town planning scheme known as Mookgophong Land Use Scheme, 2004, for the rezoning of Portion 1 of the farm Kalkfontein 589 KR and Portion 2 of the farm Grootfontein 590 KR from “Agricultural” to “Resort”. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Land Use Planner: Technical Services, Civic Centre, cnr. Nelson Mandela Drive, Mookgophong, for a period of 28 days from 19 April 2013. Objections or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to: Land Use Planner, Technical Services, at the above-mentioned address, or to Private Bag X340, Mookgophong, 0560, within a period of 28 days from 19 April 2013. (26/4) NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT/REGION OF BELA BELA HELD AT BEAL BELA. Case number: 1992/ 2012. In the matter between: KUSASA COMMODITIES 160 (PTY) LTD Execution Creditor and JULIE-JOE MADALA NDHLOVU identity number: 830603 5913 08 9, 1st Execution Debtor, RAMOKONE KEKANA LETEBELE identity number: 78216 0519 08 0, 2nd Exrcution Debtor. In pursuance of a Judgment of the magistrate, Bela Bela, dated 5 November 2012, the undermentioned goods will be sold by public auction by the Sheriff of the Magistrate’s Court of Bela Bela, to the highest cash bidder, on 15 May 2013 at 11:00 at the premises of the Sheriff’s office ar 52 Robbertson street, Bela Bela. 1 Orange 2 piece lounge suite 1 4 piece black and brown lounge suite 3 Catering tables 30 Silver chairs 1 Coffee and cappucino machine 1 Coffee grinder 1 Chips frying machine 1 6 Burner griller 1 Industrial toaster 1 Extractor fan 1 Fire extinguisher 1 Flat burner griller 4 Paintings (small, medium & large) 1 Kelvinator stove Dated at Bela Bela this 15th day of April 2013. ENSLIN & FOURIE ATTORNEYS ATTORNEYS FOR THE EXECUTION CREDITOR. 43 Luna Road, Bela Bela, tel 014 736 2177, fax 014 736 2196 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ref: DI 1986/ldb
Vacancy MODIMOLLE Staff with baking and kitchen experience required in Modimolle. Only CV's with work references will be considered. Please fax to 086 699 3126
email@example.com, Website: thebeat.linmedia.co.za
Volunteers to feed the hungry
Volunteers lined up with the boxed meals ready to feed the hungry in Bela Bela. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela Fist National Bank (FNB) in Bela Bela has collaborated with two non-profit organisations, Stop Hunger Now and Stadspoort, to help combat hunger in the area. Two officials of the bank, Ansu Strydom and Ramasela Galane, founded the initiative to join hands with the non-profit organisations and give food parcels to the needy. Officials from Modimolle also took time off their personal commitments and joined in on the charity work. More than 20 volunteers came together and packaged 5 000 food parcels containing rice, dried vegetables, soy and 21 essential vitamins. Mariana Buys, from Stadspoort, said that the specified packaged items were
initially meant for the malnourished children in crèches but adults will also benefit and one pack serves 11 people. She said the initiative has fed hungry people in Bela Bela and surrounding areas, reaching as far as Kromdraai, Rooiberg. Stadspoort is a non-profit organisation that assists and empowers the hungry, also regarded as the voice of hope for the whole community of Bela Bela. Chief Executive Officer of the Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa, Barry Mey, said that his organisation is a volunteer based meal packaging and results oriented nutrition programme, which was started in 2009. He said that there are currently two full-time operations in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organisation that was established in 1998 in the USA that coordinates the distribution of food and other life saving aid around the world. Mey said that the organisation aims to eradicate hunger and ensure transformation through education, combining the funding of meal packaging events with results oriented nutrition programmes. The packaged meals were boxed and put in a safe place at the bank and will be distributed shortly to the people in need. Buys said they have distributed in town but have realised there more people in need in the township than there are in town and they are planning to head there to assist as well.
Grade 4 to 7 learners of Renosterkloof Primary, embarked on an exciting field trip visit to the Zebula Country Club and Spa airstrip on Friday, 12 April. The school’s headmaster, KJ Mosima, told The BEAT that the outing was intended to educate the learners about the aircrafts on display. “Many of our learners have never seen an airplane up-close and we thought it would be a good idea for them to learn about the aviation industry,” Mosima said. Learners received caps and schoolbags sponsored by Kinetsu World Express (KWE) logistics. The learners cheerfully performed a song and dance number in front of one of the corporate jets owned by Triton Express logistics. Photo: Justin Steyn
Maths and Science tackled over Easter TK Mashaba Education in Bela Bela received a boost over the Easter school holidays when Dinaledi Tsa joined hands with the Bela Bela Education Advocacy Group (BBEAG). Dinaledi Tsa and the BBEAG both hosted tutorial sessions for learners at different venues in the Bela Bela Township. Dinaledi Tsa conducted their sessions at Ulando Combined Schools while the BBEAG had their classes at Bela Bela High School. Dinaledi Tsa is a non-profit organisation founded by Joseph Ranaka. The organisation started out at Matric Made Easy. Dinaledi Tsa is based in Mokopane and is responsible for the
Grade 12 enrichment programmes in Mapela, Modimolle, Mookgophong and Bela Bela. The tutoring personnel are all committed educators and university students are roped in after thorough screening. The aim of the organisation is to create a culture of learning and teaching. According to Ranaka, the extra classes over the Easter holidays were very successful and that he expected great results at the end of the year. The extra classes started on 2 April and 123 students attended the tutorial session that ended on 6 April. The Eater Enrichment programme for Grade 12 learners on the Bela Bela circuit was held at the Emmarentia Geldenhuis camping grounds outside
Bela Bela. The classes were a joint project by Dinaledi Tsa and the Department of Education’s Bela Bela circuit. Ranaka said that the learners received help in mathematics, mathematical literacy, physical science, life sciences, history, geography, accounting, agriculture, economics and business studies. “I was pleased with the excellent work ethic and the willingness to learn showed by learners,” Ranaka said. He expressed his gratitude to circuit managers, Mmakoma Phatudi and the Thobela Enrichment Programme. The Thobela Enrichment Programme is spearheaded by local high school principals and selected educators.
firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: thebeat.linmedia.co.za
Hleketani Primary Hleketani Primary School has recently issued an invitation to businesses and construction companies to aid them in their quest for a proper netball court and general improvements at the school. The BEAT visited Hleketani on Tuesday, 16 April, to talk about the endeavour. Head of Department (HOD), Andries Senoamadi, said that the school desperately needs a new netball court where their teams could practice. Hleketani’s netball teams have been playing on a very sandy patch where electric cables and water pipes are run. “This is a very big concern to us as the water pipes risk being damaged and, more importantly, our learners run the risk of electrocution when playing on the court,” said Senomadi. The school plans to build new administrative offices where their netball courts are currently placed and to build new netball
courts that are safe. Senomadi confirmed that the National Lottery donated R100 000 towards building the courts in the beginning of the year, but explained that the school needs a little more funding to maintain their soccer field as well as the construction of the administrative offices. Construction of the courts is said to commence within the coming week and should be completed in mid May. Senomadi said that the courts would not only be restricted to netball. The school is excited about a plan to train a basketball team when the courts have reached completion. Municipal spokesperson, Matome Sebelebele, encourages all members of the community to get involved. He said that children should be exposed to the best educational opportunities possible. Interested businesses and construction companies can submit their profiles for selection by contacting the school on 014 7377386.
SACAA welcomes future aviators!
BELA BELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
needs funding Justin Steyn
19 April, 2013
Private Bag X1609 Bela Bela 0480
MUNICIPAL BID NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS BANKING SERVICES BELA-BELA MUNICIPALITY NOTICE NO: 19/ 13 Banks that are registered in terms of Banks Act 1990 (Act 94 of 1990) are invited to bid for Proposals: Banking Services for the Bela-Bela Municipality, as required by the municipal supply chain regulations, for a period of five years. The tender documents containing the conditions of the tender as well as further particulars regarding said tender are available at the Records Office, first floor, Municipal Building, Chris Hani Drive, Bela-Bela. A non-refundable deposit of R100-00 will be charged for each set of documents issued. All payments are to be made in the currency of the Republic of South Africa. Cash or bank-guaranteed cheques made out to the Bela-Bela Municipality will be accepted. Bidders are requested to place their sealed proposals marked Tender: “Proposal: Banking Services ”, no later than 12:00 on Friday, the 21st of June 2013 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. • 90 Points will be for functionality, rates offered, methodology, expertise • 10 Points for B-BBEE Status level of contributor • Calculation of points to be based on the B-BBEE ratings of a bidder are as follows:
SACAA Officials Boitumelo Kamiwa (left) and Zukiswa Botha at their information stand at this year’s Zebula lodge Air show. Photo: Justin Steyn Justin Steyn The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) educated young and about aviation at this year’s fifth annual air show held on the Zebula Country Club and Spa airstrip. The event, held on Saturday, 13 April, saw experienced and novice pilots coming together for a day of jaw -dropping aerial acrobatics. SACAA spokespersons, Boitumelo Kamiwa and Zukiswa Botha, told The BEAT that their role at the event was to alert and inform the public about various factors that affect the aviation industry. One of the most important issues was the fact that the youth are seemingly unaware of the vast career opportunities within aviation. “It is alarming to note that the youth assume that the industry is limited to pilots and airhostess,” said Kamiwa. The SACAA has set a train-
ing and skills development program in place involving Air traffic controllers, Cadet Pilots, Engineers and Designated examiners (categorized as ACED).The SACAA sponsors learners from Grade 10 upwards and encourages subject choices, such as mathematics and science, in order to pursue careers in aviation. Skills in the industry remain a major challenge, as professionals have to be constantly trained and developed. China has opened two schools in South Africa to train pilots and South African Airways (SAA) has reintroduced its Cadet Scheme to lessen the challenge. The SACAA visits schools on a regular basis inviting learners to air shows spreading industry information amongst them. On the day of the air show SACAA handed out information leaflets that provide steps when pursuing a career in aviation.
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 non-compliant contributor. Such a bidder will score 0 out of a maximum of 10 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 L Matwalana at the following e-mail address: email@example.com or at 014 736 8000
MALULEKA MM ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Notice Number: 19/13
19 April, 2013
Assault case against Selamolela postponed “According to the Modimolle police, a case was opened against Selamolela and investigations were still underway...”
The Waterberg SAFA offices where the alleged trespassing and malicious damage of property took place. Photo: TK Mashaba TK Mashaba The much-anticipated trail of Lolo Selamolela, owner of Second Division team Modimolle Aces, was postponed again on Thursday, 11 April. The trail will continue on 18 June. Selamolela stands accused of trespassing at the SAFA offices during a meeting and assaulting Regional SAFA Cup Competition manager, Jack Maluleka, in June 2012. Refiloe Khoza, SAFA official, who laid the charges of trespassing and malicious damage of property, and Jack Maluleke attended the court proceeding. Both parties seemed calm and relaxed. The court heard that Selamolela showed up at a SAFA meeting uninvited. During the course of the meeting, an intense argument broke out and Selamolela allegedly assaulted Maluleka. Furniture in the
office was damaged during the alleged assault. According to the Modimolle police, a case was opened against Selamolela and investigations were still underway. In other SAFA news, the Disciplinary Committee (DC) were forced to postpone their enquiries into the alleged assault of referee, Mpho Manganye. The incident happened on Saturday, 23 March. The SAFA Stream B game between Real Madrid and Yster United ended badly and Manganye had to run for cover when players attacked him, accusing him of illegally adding time to the game. He suffered an eye injury. The two teams and their fans started a scuffle when Yster United equalised the score in the 88th minute of the game. The DC could not continue with their investigation into the matter because no witnesses showed up at the hearing.
firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: thebeat.linmedia.co.za
Bela Bela’s finest unemployed and professionals up for games TK Mashaba After the success of the Bela Bela Games, the organising committee realised that there is a need for more events of this nature. Matome Sebelebele, spokesperson for the organising committee, promised that the next round would be bigger and better. The initial games started in December 2012 and resumed over the Easter Weekend. The turn out to these games propelled the organisers to consider expanding the games to include more sporting codes. This time the games will have eight participating soccer teams who will compete for the prize. Six teams will be from Bela Bela and two from Gauteng. There will also be a netball tournament involving four local teams and one guest team from another province. The prestigious games, titled Bela Bela Finest United Tournament, will also host volleyball and basketball games first on 16 June 16, 27 June and 29 September. “We are targeting mainly professional workers and unemployed youth to form part of this tournament which will also provide a platform for social interaction between the
working class and those who are not working,” said Sebelebele. Sebelebele said that the tournament was meant to be fun while also opening up new opportunities for all participants. “We are in negotiations with Nedbank for sponsorship and other stake holders like lodges and accommodation establishments around Bela Bela to be part of this big social event,” said Sebelebele. The committee will also be running a social responsibility project at Thusanang Special School for severely mentally handicap Challenged. “We believe it is our responsibility to serve as role models to them but, importantly, to extent our love and care to these special children who form an essential sector of our society,” he said The games’ biggest event will be held in September when Bela Bela Finest United will be hosting one of the country’s biggest social football teams, Fat Cats, based in Johannesburg. The team will be joined by netball teams, volleyball teams and basketball teams from the University of Johannesburg, Vaal University of Technology and University of Limpopo (Medunsa campus).
DC can change things for Stream B TK Mashaba The SAFA Waterberg Regional league is waiting for the outcome of the Disciplinary Committee (DC) on certain cases that could have an influence on which team will be the Stream B champions. Yster United is currently leading the league log with 45 points. They are followed very closely by Dynasty who has 44 points. Yster United lodged a protest with the DC against Mookgophong All Stars, claiming that All Stars were playing an unregistered player. At the same time, Dynasty is appealing the results of their match against Yster United where the referee was assaulted for allegedly adding illegal time to the game. In other SAFA league news, Mosesetjane beat Mokopane Morning Stars 2-0 on
Wednesday, 10 April. On Thursday, 11 April, Mosesetjane won by defaults against Simple Yellows. On 12 April, Dimakatso Sundowns lost 4-2 to Mokopane Morning Stars while Benefica beat Mokopane Stone Breakers 2-0. On Saturday, 13 April, Dynasty managed to come back with a thrilling 4-1 win against Real Madrid while Stonebreakers won by default against Mookgopong All Stars. Mosesetjane won by default against Sundowns while Simple Yellows beat Benfica. Thaba FC also won by default against Maxoma FC. Yster United beat Morning Stars 3-0. The winner of Stream B will meet with Bela Bela’s Total Surrender and Lephalale’s Ocean Birds on a round robin system to determine who will go on to the provincial plays offs.
Happy Hearts joyful about promotion to SAFA league team, Happy Hearts, won their last game on Sunday, 14 April, to snap up their promotion to the SAFA Regional Waterberg league. The Bela Bela Local Football Association (LFA) team will join Stream A. Happy Hearts beat Total Surrender’s junior team on the Bela Bela High School sports New & Used vehicles grounds. Owner of the team, Mike Letlalo, told The BEAT that the team is extremely excited to be able to join the SAFA league. He said that his team Tel: (014) 736 2127 would work hard to Fax: (014) 736 3241 ensure that they match up to the Cell: 078 782 4501 other teams in the email: email@example.com higher league. “We had a bad MOPANI TOYOTA start during the first 12 Potgieter Street. Bela-Bela 0480. PO Box 1061 LEAD THE WAY TK Mashaba
Sales Consultant Noko Mphahlele
For Top Service, Call me
Mike Letlalo, owner of Happy Hearts FC. Photo: TK Mashaba
leg of the season. We were worried when we were in eighth position. Things took a turn for the better when we picked up the pace in the second leg of the season. We won most of our matches and ended up in first position on the log,” he said. Letlalo, a teacher at Khabele Primary School, said that he is passionate about sports and especially soccer. He said that he was worried about the standard of involvement of the municipality in sports activities. “Our sports council is not doing much for sport and it has an impact on the children. Without sport they are vulnerable to alcohol and drug abuse,” he said. Letlalo said that he was worried about how the children will be involved in healthy sporting activities between now and September while the LFA league takes a break. “This is the time when the sports council and its stakeholders should have stepped in and organised cup competitions to keep the children occupied in sports until the new league season kicks off again in September,” he said.
The Beat - Community Newspaper