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Students discover unmarked exam papers

Solomon Mahlangu High School is under the spotlight again after it was visited by the SABC. Photo: TK Mashaba Lizzy Bapela and TK Mashaba Students from Solomon Mahlangu Secondary School in Modimolle have discovered a pile of old unmarked exam papers. This shocking discovery was encountered at the school’s rubbish bins on Monday, 10 February, when the students were busy cleaning. The exam papers were dated June and November 2013.

The students told The BEAT that they engaged the School Management Team (SMT) immediately after the discovery and were allegedly given a run-around. “We wanted to show them that we’re serious about our education we’re really concerned about what had happened. Some students’ results were not satisfying and some did not even make it to the next grade. We

ask ourselves what really happened that had led to the papers ending up in rubbish bins. Our attempts to meet with the circuit manager failed, so we thought of taking the news to the media,” said one of the students who wanted to remain anonymous. “If those papers had not been lost we would have passed, but they did not mark our papers,” said another angry student. The BEAT visited the school on

Solomon Mahlangu students recently discovered old unmarked exam papers in a bathroom at the school. Photo supplied Monday this week, and the school principal Steven Majapholo said that he had been shocked to hear of the drama at his school. He said that the toilets were being used as a storeroom for papers and that he had been unaware that any papers remained unmarked. Some of the students were so upset that they bunked school to join a local protest march on Tuesday, 18 February.

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Fatal crash outside of Traffic testing facility allegaBela Bela claims one life tions of corruption denied

The traffic testing facility is still under construction a month after it was planned to be completed. Photo: Justin Steyn Justin Steyn

The two vehicles that were involved in a recent head-on collision were badly damaged. Photo supplied Lizzy Bapela The Bela-Bela police are investigating case of culpable homicide following an accident that happened in Bela-Bela on Monday, 10 February. Police spokesperson Glen Manamela said that the accident took place on a gravel road to Roodekuil Plot at Palm Plaza opposite Caltex Garage in the morning of the day in question. Manamela said that two vehicles driving from the north and the other one from the south, collided head-on, killing

one of the drivers in an instant. She added that the police could not detect the cause of the accident. Five passengers from both vehicles sustained minor injuries and were taken to the Bela-Bela Hospital for medical attention. Both the vehicles that were involved in the accident were badly damaged, and were towed to the police station. The deceased, a 70-year-old man, was a resident of Roodekuil and his identity will be released after his next of kin had been contacted.

Two in court for theft Lizzy Bapela Two men are expected to appear before the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court this week on charges of theft. Modimolle police spokesperson Warrant Officer James Findlay said that the two were arrested on Sunday, 2 February in town after a complaint from worried shoppers. The two were allegedly driving around town, pretending to help people withdraw money from one of the banks and a concerned shopper called the police with suspicions that the two could be criminals.

Warrant Officer Findlay said that the police rushed to the scene and stopped and searched the car. He said that they found stolen bank cards and an undisclosed amount of cash. He further said that the two were charged for both the cards and the money, and made their first court appearance on Monday, 3 February. The suspects, Elias Kgaphola 44; and Ntate Somo 33, returned to court on Monday, 10 February for a formal bail application. Somo was released on a R1 000 bail, while his accomplice, Kgaphola was denied bail, due to outstanding cases leveled against him.

The Bela-Bela Municipality has denied claims of corruption and overspending made by Afriforum regarding the Traffic Testing facility in Van der Merwe Street in BelaBela. The independent solidarity group is currently investigating the construction of the facility and said that they are concerned about a number of factors. According to Afriforum BelaBela’s, Tinus Ras, the Municipality plans on spending an estimated R4 million in furniture for the facility. Ras also claimed that the municipality had received no consent to construct the facility in Van der Merwe Street. In an interview Bela-Bela Municipal spokesperson, Matome Sebelebele denied the notion of R4 million being allocated for furniture. “We are currently assessing what is necessary for the facility. We are also going through various quotes, so I am not sure where Afriforum gets the idea that we will spend R4

Million on furnishing the facility,” he said. Sebelebele also said that the facility is strategically placed on municipal grounds and that no consent had been needed in order for construction to commence. Construction of the facility, which should have been completed by the end of December last year, is still contracted by LFP construction despite overspending its R3.6 Million budget. The municipality also confirmed its decision to reinstate LFP with a budget of R3.2 Million in November. Sebelebele said that stricter measures have been put in place to ensure that the contractor completes work on time. “We will apply strict penalties if deadlines are not met,” he said. Sebelebele admitted that construction of the facility is slow but asked the community to bear with them in this regard. He said that the delay had been due to the fact that building suppliers had been closed which made building material unavailable.

ANC branch seeks provincial leadership’s intervention

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The chairperson of the ANC Monotong Branch in Modimolle, Klaas Mabunda engaged the ANC provincial leadership on problems their community is facing. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela The ANC Monotong Branch of Modimolle has engaged their leadership

at the provincial level, seeking their intervention on challenges they are facing in their area. The branch leadership recently wrote a letter to the MEC for the Department of Roads and Transport, Lehlogonolo Masoga; and The Premier of Limpopo Province, Stanley Mathabatha. In the letter, the Branch Deputy Secretary, Chisane Matshoge and Chairperson Klaas Nono Mabunda highlighted that the organized community complained about the traffic officers’ learnership and the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) posts. These complaints were raised upon engagement with the branch leaders during the mass meeting that was held on Tuesday 28 January. They said that the area commonly referred to as Ward 6, has over 4 000 residents, most of whom are unemployed and derive their income from nearby farms. “Without having given in to other parties taking advantage of the concerns of our masses, the branch took notice of their dissatisfactions. We also organized the broader population in an attempt to quell what seems to be the course for the ANC‘s difficulty in campaigning in our branch,” said Mabunda. The offices have yet to respond to the request shortly, an action that the community await in anticipation., Website:

Bela-Bela DA Councilor Keenan Alberts recently led the local party members to a national march to ANC’s headquarters, Luthuli House Photo: Lizzy Bapela

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‘Our councillors are using us to get votes and after the elections we never see them again.’ TK Mashaba The residents of a ten-year old informal settlement near Bela Bela have had just about enough of the ANC government, and are considering casting their votes elsewhere. The BEAT visited Zuma View last week to see what is going on in the area, only to find that they are still living on the promises of ten years ago. “Our councilors are using us to get votes and after the elections we never see them again,” said Sello Makabaka, who has been living in the settlement since its inception. “We have been here for so long, we have no choice but to continue as we are,” he added. Another woman, who declined to be named, said that the municipality has not made a move to help them since the order came down from the high court that the residents were to be allowed to continue to stay there. “We’ve been up and down

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and students in front of the municipal building in Modimolle on Tuesday morning, 18 February, during a protest strike against bad service delivery. Photo supplied

The spokesperson of the Limpopo Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA) Motupa Selomo (in the blue shirt) says that they are ready for the 2014 initiation season. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

The Limpopo Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA) says that they are ready for the 2014 initiation season, which is scheduled to commence on 20 June and end on 18 July 2014. The closing date for submission of applications to conduct initiation schools for this year is on 28 February. The House of Traditional Leaders will conduct a workshop for all senior traditional leaders who qualify for initiation school permits. Departmental Spokesperson Motupa Selomo said that the workshop, scheduled for 18 March, is aimed at

this path with the municipality before. At first, they didn’t want us here. We won the court case and since then we have received no new water taps, which are mostly far from the residents,” she said. “We have elderly people here who can’t manage the long distance to the municipal water taps, so we bought our own pipes and are bringing the water to the people ourselves.” The concerns committee said that the municipality sent an employee to remove the pipes with a bulldozer, but residents chased him off, unwilling to let him destroy what they built. The residents also allege that that the Bela Bela Mayor Freddy Hlungwane has never been to the settlement, and neither has Ward Six councilor Jeremiah Ngobeni. Jan Hadede, a committee member, said that the residents are still waiting for authorization for a protest march they applied for on Friday, 14 February.

A DA supporter in “shower-man” attire that is cracked as a joke about President Jacob Zuma. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

Limpopo is ready for 2014 initiation schools season

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Zuma View residents are fed up with the ANC

ANC disrupts DA march

The ANC members had stones and bricks with DA Councilor Keenan them. Members from Alberts from Bela-Bela led both parties sang songs the local party members in of struggle, with the attending a national ANC in favour of their march to president, ANC’s Jacob headquarZuma, and Members from ters, Luthuli the DA both parties sang House. calling for songs of struggle, The better with the ANC in marchers services favour of their were and a president, Jacob supposedly corruption-free Zuma, and the DA going to hand government. calling for better in a The ANC’s services and a memorandum national office corruption-free of their had previously government... grievances to submitted a the protection order president’s application at office on Wednesday, 12 the South Gauteng Court on February, when armed the morning of the day in ANC members disrupted question. The action was to their march. afford its members, staff Over 20 000 DA members and the public at large, from the Waterberg Region protection against a joined in on the nation threat posed by the DA march action, challenging march. the ANC to deliver the The DA brought a fully promised services. The armed security company members were transported in its march to Luthuli in busses to the march, to House. The ANC had ensure full support of the requested to the DA that march. The members and none of their members supporters showed off their participating in the march posters and T-shirts with should carry arms and they messages supporting their allegedly failed to give that party. guarantee.


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briefing and preparing stakeholders on precautionary measures to be followed. “We call upon parents to verify the legitimacy of schools they intend to send their children to. There will be zero tolerance to people who take chances by running initiation schools by not having permits,” said Selomo. The required documents include a letter from the Traditional Council of the area in which the initiation school will take place, a certificate of fitness for the traditional surgeon issued by a medical doctor, and an environmental report compiled by an Environmental Health Practitioner for the area in which the initiation school will take place. A copy of proclamation or title deed

confirming authority or jurisdiction over the area at which the Initiation School is to be conducted and an undertaking signed by senior traditional leader regarding acceptance of accountability for the initiation school must also accompany the documents. “No person may hold an initiation school without a valid permit issued to them. No traditional surgeon or any other person is allowed to perform rituals in an initiation school without a certificate of fitness issued for that purpose by a registered medical practitioner, authorized by the premier or authorized officer to do so. No traditional nurse or any other person is allowed to look after initiates in an initiation school without a certificate of attendance of training,” Selomo said. He added that no person below the age of twelve may be admitted to an initiation school and no initiate shall be admitted to an initiation school more than five days after the commencement of the school. He further said that no person is allowed to abduct another for the purpose of taking the abducted person to an initiation school. In an effort to prevent unnecessary loss of life, the Department requests that parents send their children to the initiation schools that will be approved after 28 February 2014.

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Bela-Bela disaster management assists in Rust de Winter fire, Website:

Waterberg traditional healers ask for acceptance

The aftermath of what was said to be a blazing fire. Photo Supplied Justin Steyn Members of the Bela-Bela disaster management team have assisted in a massive house fire in Rust de Winter. According to one of the victims, Portia Mangwana, a fire engulfed their entire home on the early morning hours of Sunday 2 February. “We have lost all our belongings in the fire but received assistance,” said Mangwena Mangwena said that they are still in shock about the events but are recovering steadily. According to Lieutenant David Phaki of the Rust de Winter police, the fire was a result of confirmed arson, allegedly by an intoxicated man after an argument

with his girlfriend. “According to some of the victims, a man who lives at the house had an argument with his girlfriend and then left to go to a nearby tavern. Some say that he returned and set the house alight,” he said. Phaki said that the man’s involvement is yet to be confirmed but a case of arson has been opened. It was reported that the disaster management team had organized food, clothing and blankets for those affected by the fire. The team had also assisted with ID documentation for the victims at the Department of Home Affairs. No arrests have been made and the incident is still under investigation.

Labour Department reveals new tricks up their sleeve for this year sectors, are saved through our interventions,” Tladi said. High-risk sectors include Construction, Offices of the Department of Labour Chemical, and Iron and Steel. Tladi said across the Waterberg region have that in addition to their normal day to stepped in on a programme coordinated day inspections, extra focus will be put nationally on Inspection and Enforceon non-strategic sectors such as ment Services (IES). Departmental mortuaries, clothing and textile, cleanLimpopo provincial spokesperson ing, petrol stations, hospitals and civil Johannes Mokou said that the departengineering sectors this year onwards. ment has a new strategy in their manTurning to other sectors, Tladi said that date to eradicate amongst other anomaa number of blitz lies; the plight of inspection vulnerable programmes workers, child This will be done have been labour and planned to this deaths and through our strengtheffect. He said injuries at ened relations with law that they will workplaces. enforcement agencies spare a week or Provincial IES such as the police, latwo for every Director, sector that they Phaswane Tladi, bour courts, and magisregulate where said that the trate’s courts in all retheir inspectors death and injury gions within the provwill target sector tolls which were ince; and the improveper sector in this experienced in ments in the quality of period. These various sectors include, workplaces the our investigations and among others, previous years, report writing... Private Security, will be a thing of Domestic, the past if this Wholesale and Retail, Taxi, Hospitality, plan is followed to the letter. Tladi said Forestry and Contract Cleaning. that the first thing that will be done in this The said that the blitz inspection year is to strengthen the enforcement programmes help them to make an arm of the inspectors to ensure that the impact in a given sector and increases level of compliance improves. “This will be done through our strength- their visibility. The head of the Department in the ened relations with law enforcement province, Albert Tshidavhu, encouraged agencies such as the police, labour employers to make use of inspectorcourts, and magistrate’s courts in all ate’s visits to learn more about labour regions within the province; and the law. Tshidavhu said that employers improvements in the quality of our must not hide when they see a labour investigations and report writing. We inspector coming to inspect them, have also toughened our Occupational adding that this should be taken as an Health and Safety (OHS) team by opportune time to ask questions and roping in specialists and professionals in learn more about easy methods of this field. This is to ensure that the lives compliance with these legislations. of the workers, especially in the high risk Lizzy Bapela

The Secretary of the Waterberg House of Traditional Health Practitioners, Sello Maluleka said that they ask for traditional leaders from other areas to accept and assist them with the initiation process. Photo: Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela The House of Traditional Health Practitioners in Waterberg has raised concerns with regards to processes in terms of operating initiation schools. The members say that it is difficult for them to keep up to date on the processes and run smooth operations due to not having traditional leaders in their areas. The members have resorted to requesting intervention from the Limpopo MEC for Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA)

Ishmael Kgetjepe in the matter. The secretary of the Waterberg House of Traditional Health Practitioners, Sello Maluleka, stressed that the government should give permits to qualified and experienced healers only, so that they can prevent any terrible incidents. Maluleka said that they usually face a challenge with regards to children who flee their homes to attend the schools without their parents’ approval. “When the children run away from their homes, their parents engage the police to assist in fetching and taking them back home. In our culture, once a child has entered the premises of an initiation school, he or she should not be taken back home until they are done with the process. There are rituals that are performed at the schools and whatever is done there should remain a secret among those within the premises only. The law protects parents’ decision to take back their children and according to our culture, it is not safe for the health of that particular child,” said Maluleka. The members are still urging the Department to extend the initiation period, saying that the four weeks that they are allowed is not enough. MEC Kgetjepe conducted a media briefing on this year’s initiation school programme on Monday, 10 February. The briefing was meant to outline the details of the programme and highlight important facts including the qualifications of operating safe initiation schools, application processes and the safety of children at the schools. Maluleka said that the department does grant permission for an extension on children that the healers feel have not completed the process.

Labour introduces list of acceptable household chores for children Lizzy Bapela Children have the right to play and just be children. This is part of their mental and physical development and household chores that are too excessive like fetching water deprive children of this right. This was stated in a report on acceptable household chores for children released by the Department of Labour in Limpopo on

Monday, 17 February. The report states that child labour practices in South Africa will be a thing of the past if the guidelines they recently introduced for acceptable household chores for children are followed. The report categorises acceptable household chores as cooking for family members, laundry, caring for siblings, wood fetching, shopping for household goods, washing family vehicles, herding of livestock and gardening amongst others. The guidelines form part of a Child Labour Program of Action (CPLA), which recognises that while certain types of household chores could be beneficial in the upbringing of a child, others are totally inappropriate and should be avoided. The department’s Assistant Director for Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES), Morgan Mokwana, cautioned against the misinterpretation of the guidelines, saying that although household chores are usually considered non-threatening by most parents and society, it may be a strong restriction to educational activities and the optimal development of a child. The characteristics of these acceptable household chores include nonhandling of electric equipment, machinery and blades, especially where there is no supervision, short working hours and non-handling of unfamiliar and dangerous chemicals., Website:


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Photo of the week Teen suicide prevention week This past week has been Teen Suicide Prevention Week in South Africa. To explain to you why this is a necessary program, here are some statistics. One in five teens have considered suicide. One in five. That’s twenty percent of young people who have seriously sat down and given thought to ending their own lives. That’s a terrifying statistic, and that’s what we get if we ignore the fact that hardly anyone would actually admit to contemplating suicide. The true statistic may be closer to fifty percent. 9.5% of non-natural (ie. not from disease or accident) deaths among teens in South Africa are believed to be due to suicide. That’s a solid ten percent of teen deaths in South Africa, due to suicide. In an ideal world, nobody would ever commit suicide. In an ideal world, no teenager, no person would ever be so lost that they would think the only way to solve their problem was to take themselves out of the equation. We don’t live in an ideal world. In the real world, people are cruel, and words hurt. In the real world, sometimes your own brain betrays you, your body’s chemistry dumping you into a pit of depression that it sometimes seems there’s no escaping from. There are many teens suffering in silence, afraid that they will be judged for how they feel, afraid and ashamed of what they feel. They’re afraid to tell someone for fear of being mocked or shamed, and so the depression becomes worse and worse, feeding on itself as negative feelings do. Until eventually all you can see is the darkness, ahead and behind, and nobody to help you. And that’s the point where suicide starts to look like the only option. That’s the point where you decide that the only way to solve the equation is to take yourself out of it. But there are people out there to help you. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group is an organization specifically aimed at helping and supporting those who might be in crisis, for whatever reason. If you feel suicidal or depressed, you can phone their 24-hour hotline at 0800 567 567 to speak to a volunteer. They will not mock you. They will not judge you. They will support you in any way you need, and help you get the aid you need to be healthy again. In the meantime, take it one step at a time. This moment, and then the next. And when you feel like a failure, remember this: Depression and suicide is a war, and you are a soldier. And in that war every day, every hour that you live, every moment that you choose not to end it all, is a battle won. The road back from the edge of suicide is long, and it is hard, but it does get better. Have hope, and fight on.

Don’t cross that line! Victoria Rasemana showed off giant pumpkins from her home garden in BelaBela’s Extension 8. She told The BEAT that vegetables from her garden grow big enough to surprise passers-by. She is looking for a bigger place to grow them, so she can provide food security and also create job opportunities as she grows more vegetables. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

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Rev PP Mosima Life is filled with boundaries. Some are important. Others are not so important. The government places boundaries on our lives through various laws and regulations. Society places boundaries on our lives by telling what most people feel constitutes acceptable behaviour. Religion places boundaries upon the lives of people by telling them what they can and cannot do. Even the most relaxed of churches have certain standards which they expect the people who attend to adhere to. The list could literally go on forever, but the truth of the matter is this: everywhere you go in this world, you are confronted with boundaries. Our text presents a man by the name of Shimei. His life is a perfect example of a person who knew the boundaries, stepped over them and paid a terrible and tragic price. I want to take a look at this man’s life this today. “Why?” you may ask. It may be that there is someone today who is nearing one of God’s boundaries. If there is, I want to tell you that you do not have to cross it! It is not too late to stop and do it God’s way. By the same token, God has every right to place His boundaries in your life and mine. After all, He is God and He is our Creator! If you are saved, God has even more right to do this, for He owns you! He purchased you as His peculiar possession with the blood of His Son Jesus, 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 1 Pet. 2:9. God did not save your soul so that you could serve the devil! He saved you to be His and His alone. You should never burn your candle for the devil and blow the smoke of a wasted life in the face of God!) When a vow is made to the Lord, God takes it very seriously. When you told Him you would serve Him faithfully, He expected you to keep that vow. Our vows to the Lord are a legally binding contract and He expects us to do what we say we will do, Eccl. 5:4-5. He expects us to respect His boundaries!) God has set certain boundaries in His Word. There are at least three that we can clearly identify. The first two of these three boundaries can only be crossed by a lost person and the other only by a saved person. 1. Sinning away the day of grace 2. Coming to the day of death unsaved 3. Committing the sin unto death Those who cross God’s boundaries will find that there is no hope, no forgiveness and nothing to look forward but His judgment, it doesn’t have to be that way! The Lord stands ready right now to forgive all those who will come to Him in humble repentance, 1 John 1:9. When David reached his death bed, his dying words tell us that he had not forgotten nor forgiven Shimei for the wrongs he had done.

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Jacaranda spreads love in the Waterberg

The team of Jacaranda-FM used this unique method to film their visit to the Waterfront. Photos: Justin Steyn Justin Steyn Jacaranda-FM presenters Johan “MalJan” van der Merwe, Rian van Heerden and Thambiso Khambule. Photo: Justin Steyn

SMALLS PROPERTY FOR SALE: Lovely 4 bedroom house in ext 5 Bela Bela. 2 Bathroom/ 3 reception/ tropical garden. Private sale. R1 000 000 Negotiable. Colleen 072 199 0090 PROPERTY FOR SALE: VOORSLAG PROPERTIES (014) 717-1271 Modimolle: 3 Bedroom house with 1 bathroom flat. Near High School. Well fenced. Price: R750 000. (H123) Gerhard: 082 925 8568, Leon: 082 864 8264 VOORSLAG PROPERTIES (014) 717-1271 Modimolle: 3 Bedroom house with bathroom, living area and laundry. Plus 1 bedroom flat with bathroom. Double carport. Fenced. Ready to move in. Near Modimall. Price: R650 000. (H161). Gerhard: 082 925 8568, Leon: 082 864 8264 VOORSLAG PROPERTIES (014) 717-1271 Modimolle: 2 Bedroom house with bathroom. Single flat bathroom. Double carport. Furniture included. Near Pick n Pay. Price: R800 000. (H188) Gerhard: 082 925 8568, Leon: 082 864 8264

LEGALS MODIMOLLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY AMENDMENT SCHEMES NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE PROPOSED PERMANENT ROAD CLOSURE IN TERMS OF SECTION 67(3)(a) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE, 1939 (ORDINANCE 17 OF 1939) I, NICOLA LUDIK being the authorized agent for the Modimolle Municipality hereby give notice in terms of Section 67(3)(a) of the Local Government Ordinance, 1939, (Ordinance 17 of 1939) that it is proposed to permanently close sections of the road adjacent to the following properties: Erven 3403, 3404, 3413, 3414, located in Lebese Street; Erven 3409, 3419, 3408, 3398, located in Mandela Street; Erven 3503 and 3486 located in Slovo Street; Erven 3494 and 3495 located in Mathe Street; Erven 3581 and 3588 located in Sisulu Street; Erven 3577 and 3592 located in Monama Street; Erven 3584, 3582, 3585 and 3587 located in Tlou Street, Phagameng Extension 4. All relevant documents relating to the applications will be open for inspection during normal office hours at the offices

of the Modimolle Local Municipality, The Divisional Manager: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Modimolle Municipal Building, Harry Gwala Street, Modimolle for a period of 28 days i.e. 14 February 2014 to 17 March 2014. Any person who wishes to object to the applications or submit representations in respect thereof must lodge the same in writing to Private Bag x1008, Modimolle 0510 or lodge it with the Modimolle Local Municipality at its address and room number specified above on or before 17 March 2014. Name and address of agent: NICOLA LUDIK ALTO AFRICA TOWN PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS P. O. Box 3007, Modimolle, 0510, Tel: 076 606 6372. (21/ 2) MODIMOLLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY AMENDMENT SCHEME NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT OF THE TOWN PLANNING SCHEME IN TERMS OF SECTION 56(1)(b)(i) OF THE TOWN PLANNING AND TOWNSHIPS ORDINANCE, 1986 (ORDINANCE 15 OF 1986) I, NICOLA LUDIK being the authorized agent for the registered owner of the following properties hereby give notice in terms of Section 28(1)(a) of the Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986, ( Ordinance 15 of 1986) that I have applied to the Modimolle Local Municipality for the amendment of the Town Planning Scheme in operation known as the Modimolle Land Use Scheme, 2004 by the rezoning of the properties described below, situated within the jurisdiction of the Modimolle Local Municipality as follows: MODIMOLLE AMENDMENT SCHEME 302 Erven 11944 - 11953 Phagameng Extension 4, located at: 11944, 11845 Munyai Street, 11946, 11947 - Lebese Street, 11948, 11949 - Slovo Street, 11950 - 11953 - Tlou Street; from “ public road” to “residential 1”. All relevant documents relating to the applications will be open for inspection during normal office hours at the offices of the Modimolle Local Municipality, The Divisional Manager: Town Planning, Ground Floor, Modimolle Municipal Building, Harry Gwala Street, Modimolle for a period of 28 days i.e. 14 February 2014 to 14 March 2014. Any person who wishes to object to the applications or submit representations in respect thereof must lodge the same in writing to Private Bag x1008, Modimolle , 0510 or lodge it with the Modimolle Local Municipality at its address and room number specified above on or before 14 March 2014. Name and address of agent:

NICOLA LUDIK ALTO AFRICA TOWN PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS P.O. Box 3007, Modimolle, 0510, Tel: 076 606 6372. (14&21/02) NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION IN THE NORTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT PRETORIA CASE NUMBER: 63027/ 2012 In the matter between: INVESTEC PRIVATE BANK a division of INVESTEC BANK LIMITED (Registration No. 69/04763/06) Execution Creditor and WILLEM MICHAEL STEENKAMP (ID No: 610219 5056 088) Execution Debtor In pursuance of a Judgement of the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, and Warrant of Execution dated 7 June 2013, the property hereunder listed will be sold in execution at No 52 Robertson Avenue, Bela Bela, Limpopo, at 10H00 on Thursday the 13th of March 2014 by the Sheriff, Bela Bela. GARDEN SUITE 1 1. 3 X Chairs 2. 1 X Sofa 3. 1 x Coffee table 4. 1 x Table 5. 2 x Lamp shades 6. 1 x TV & remote 7. 1 x Wooden dressing table 8. 1x Fan 9. 1 x Wardrobe 10. 2 x Big carpets 11. 3 x Big wall pictures 12. 2 x Small wall painting 13. 2 x Copper ornaments 14. 1 x Metal bed with double mattress 15. 2 x Single beds with double mattress 16. 1 x Mini bar fridge 17. 1 x Electrical kettle 18. 1 x Painting 19. 1 x Big mirror 20. 2 x Paintings 21. 4 x Small paintings 22. 1 x Small lamp shade 23. 1 x Small table 24. 1 x Micro wave 25. 1 x Hair dryer 26. 1 x Fan 27. 1 x Heater 28. 1 x Loose carpet 29. 3 x Small carpet 30. 1 x Long carpet GARDEN SUITE 3A, B &C 1. 1 x Wooden bed 2. 1 x Metal headboard 3. 2 x Lamp shades 4. 2 x Small lamp stand 5. 1 x Wooden dressing table 6. 2 x Large mirrors 7. 1 x Painting 8. 1 x Wooden chair 9. 1 x Mini fridge 10. 1 x Display cabinet 11. 2 x Chairs 12. 1 x TV & remote 13. 1 x Electric kettle 14. 1 x Coffee table 15. 4 x Small carpets 16. 2 x Single beds 17. 1 x Wooden cupboards 18. 2 x Side lamp stand 19. 2 x Lamp shades 20. 1 x Chair 21. 2 x Small carpets 22. 1 x Hair dryer 23. 1 x Big wall mirror 24. 4 x Mediun painting

25. 1 x Bookshelf 26. 1 x Long carpet 27. 1 x Double bed 28. 1 x Mattress 29. 2 x Lamp shades 30. 1 x Wooden chair 31. 1 x Wooden d/table 32. 1 x Wooden head stand 33. 1 x Big wardrobe 34. 1 x Electric heater 35. 2 x Sofas 36. 2 x Lamps 37. 1 x Round wall mirror 38. 1 x Medium carpet 39. 2 x Small carpets GARDEN SUITE 4 1. 2 x Single beds 2. 1 x Mini fridge 3. 2 x Lamp stands 4. 1 x Wooden cupboard 5. 1 x Wall painting 6. 1 x TV & remote 7. 1 x Big mirror 8. 1 x Dressing table 9. 1 x Wooden chair 10. 3 x Small carpets 11. 1 x Telephone GARDEN SUITE 5 1. 1 x Wooden dressing table 2. 1 x Electric fan 3. 1 x Wall mirror 4. 1 x Wooden lamp shade 5. 1 x Metal bed 6. 1 x Mattress 7. 1 x Wardrobe 8. 1 x Wooden single chair 9. 2 x Small wall painting 10. 1 x Small table 11. 1 x Chair 12. 1 x Long resting sofa 13. 1 x Bench 14. 1 x Mini fridge 15. 1 x Wooden reading desk 16. 3 x Wall paintings 17. 1 x Medium carpet 18. 1 x TV & remote 19. 3 x Small carpet 20. 1 x Electric kettle GARDEN SUITE 6 1. 1 x Metal bed 2. 2 x Lamp shades 3. 2 x Long lamp stands 4. 1 x Wooden dressing table 5. 1 x Mini fridge 6. 1 x TV & remote 7. 1 x Wardrobe 8. 2 x Sofas 9. 2 x Candle stand 10. 1 x Wooden cupboard 11. 1 x Medium size carpet 12. 1 x Electric heater 13. 3 x Small carpets 14. 2 x Wall paintings 15. 2 x Small wall paintings 16. 1 x Big wall mirror 17. 1 x Hair dryer GENERAL 1. 64 White steel chair (134 remaining) 2. 121 Plastic chair remaining 3. 11 Round tables 4. 2 White board 5. Bar fridge Conditions: Cash only Dated at Pretoria on this 10th day of February 2014. Execution Creditor’s Attorneys IVAN PAUW & PARTNERS 448C Sussex Avenue Cnr Rodericks Road & Sussex Avenue Lynnwood, Pretoria Tel: (012) 369 9180 Fax: (012) 361 5591 E m a i l : Ref: P KRUGER/pvdh/ KI0490

Residents of Bela-Bela, Modimolle and Mookgophong were given the opportunity to welcome the team of Jacaranda FM’s Complimentary breakfast. Presenters Rian van Heerden, Dianne Broodryk Robbie Krusse, Johan “MalJan” van der Merwe and Thambiso Khambule made themselves at home in Bela-Bela when they arrived at Aventura on Sunday, 16 February. Jacaranda FM spokesperson Rian van Heerden, told The BEAT that the visit to the Waterberg was part of their two-week “Feel the Love” tour. “The concept of visiting Bela-Bela and its surrounding areas started when many listeners from Limpopo contacted the station and told us what big fans they are of our breakfast program. Rian van Heerden

then suggested that we do a tour in this area, and it was approved,” he said. On the first leg of their tour the breakfast team aired their first “feel the love” show at the Waterfront in Bela-Bela. Many residents of the area came together where they welcomed the team in many ways. ”Rian! Hello! We wanted you to know, we’re the biggest fans of your breakfast show!” A group of enthusiastic learners from the Sondela Nature reserve shouted at the radio team. Other locals such as staff from Van Heerden Pharmacy and students of Hoërskool Warmbad greeted the breakfast team in funny costumes with song and dance. Century 21 provided free hot dogs and coffee to visitors. On the program itself, the team spoke with local businesses and personalities. Among others was an on-air interview with Belinda Langlois of the Bambelela rehabilitation centre, who told them how vervet monkeys and other animals are cared for. The vervet monkeys that Langlois brought along to the interview jumped all over the studio and presenters ducked and dived at the spectacle. After the program, the team set out to meet their fans before setting out to Modimolle. There they enjoyed a lunch at Koro Creek ahead of an event at Euphoria. Van Heerden said that he was very pleased about the reception they have received thus far. ”We are very happy with the reception we got in Limpopo so far. This is beyond our wildest dreams, “he said. The tour will continue until 28 February, when the breakfast team will be visiting Mpumalanga. Videos of the “feel the love” tour can be seen at:

Candy-land for Valentine’s Day

A decorative piece at the event. Photo: Justin Steyn Justin Steyn Despite heavy rainfall on Thursday February 13, students of Hoërskool Warmbad arrived in droves to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the school. The theme of this year’s Valentine’s Day dance was quite different from the usual red and white. According to Brenda van Bosch, chairperson of the high school’s management committee, Grade 11 parents and teachers sat down together to discuss ways in which Valentine’s Day could be celebrated differently. “We wanted to do something unique for Valentine’s Day this year and the committee ,together with the parents of our Grade-11 students, came together to discuss ways in which this could be done. One parent suggested that we have a candy-land theme for the event and this was agreed upon,” Van Bosch said. She said that the theme allowed them

to them to play around with different colour schemes. The setup for the event had started a week in advance to ensure that the project is a booming success. The result was a beautifully coloured room full of candy decorations. Bosch said that they exchanged the traditional red-carpet for a more colourful walkway which was used to walk into the themed hall. Empty boxes were turned into artificial candy, which at first glance would be mistaken for the real deal. Couples were also afforded the opportunity to pose for photos on a couch surrounded by the candy display. Van Bosch told The BEAT that a small restaurant had originally been planned for the outside area but this was spoiled by the rain. “We also wanted a small restaurant for the students where they could sit outside, socialize and eat a meal but this was spoiled by the rain. However, I am very happy about the number of students that attended the event,” Van Bosch said. The Administrative Manager of the school, Sue Kotzé, said that the event had the largest attendance yet. “We have had a lot more students here than I expected — it is indeed a great surprise,” she said. Kotzé said that the funds raised at the event will go towards funding for the school’s matric farewell and she hopes that the upcoming events will be just as successful as this one. Van Bosch thanked everyone involved who took part in making the event a success especially parents of the Grade 11 students. “We really appreciate the help we have received especially from the parents of our Grade 11 students, they were a great help,” she said, Website:

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Modimolle kids share Mayor Lekalakala’s birthday cake

Scores of children from in and around Modimolle assembled at the Ephraim Mogale Stadium to celebrate the Children In Need of Care and Protection Day on Friday, 7 February. Children from Phagameng’s Dira O Direlwe Drop-in centre, the Mabatlane-based Waterberg Welfare Society (WWS) and Alma formed part of a large number of kids who attended this event. Modimolle Mayor Kgaretja Lekalakala hosted the event to embrace and share some love with orphans. The festivities also served to wish Modimolle Mayor Kgaretja Lekalakala a happy belated birthday, as she had had her birthday on the 5th of February. The event was more of a jolly celebration than a formal occasion, with several speakers sharing some short motivational talks with the young ones. Mahlatse Moyo, who represented the children from Dira O Direlwe, said that they are facing challenges such as a lack of sports equipment and stationery. She pleaded with the authorities to take their grievances into consideration. Moyo also

The winners of the Mr and Miss Valentine foundation phase crowned during the school’s beauty pageants. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

The Intersen phase winners of the Mr and Miss Valentine. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

pleaded with other members of the community to stop discriminating against them. Cellie Motshegoa of WWS also uttered some emotional, but rather inspirational words of support to his fellow peers. “Don’t look down on yourself because you are an orphan. The most important thing in life is to have love and to have respect for other people, both young and old”, said Motshegoa. Councillor Mpho Ledwaba stood in for Mayor Lekalakala, who arrived late. She advised the children to speak out whenever they encounter challenges such as abuse. She also urged the children to focus on their studies and stay away from activities that would endanger their futures. Social Development’s Maggy Phago also motivated the young ones, assuring them that her department would also assist wherever they could to make sure that they live normal lives. The kids sang and screamed in joy as the mayor arrived, and she later joined them in a photo session. Shanki Makinta of Moshashane Clothing donated toys and two massive cakes, enough to cater for all the kids who packed the Ephraim Mogale venue.

Children from Spa Park Primary School filled the dance floor during their Valentine’s Day celebrations at their school. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

Belgium students are back in town

Spa Park Primary School members of the Representative Council of Learners were the judges during the Valentine’s Day beauty pageants. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

Belgian students have come back to Bela-Bela to assist students with barriers in learning. Photo supplied Lizzy Bapela Lizzy Bapela A new group of ten students from Belgium has arrived in town and BelaBela schools are to benefit again from their visit. The students take turns visiting local primary schools, assisting students with barriers in learning, especially in Maths and English. The schools include Spa Park Primary, Mogau PreSchool, Huise Tekna, Huis Talje, Thusanang Special School, Mamakwa Full Service and Mampatile Primary. The principal of Spa Park Primary School, Johan Adams, said that the students will also be teaching technology and share new developments in teaching methodology. “Children who experience barriers in

learning will receive assistance on a small scale. We trust that their visit will be beneficial to all,” he said. The school has also introduced a new community programme, where students from different schools come together for a play and learning session in the afternoon. The programme started on Monday, 17 February, with only students from Spa Park Primary joining in. The students were divided into groups and attended classes under supervision of the Belgian students. Grade 12 students from local high schools have also volunteered to teach the students and assist them with their homework. The school is aiming for a 100% pass rate and this is part of the efforts put into achieving the goal.

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Spa Park School crowns beauties

The kids were in a jovial mood as they posed for a photo with Mayor Lekalakala. Photo supplied Lizzy Bapela


Four students from Spa Park Primary School in Bela-Bela have been crowned Mr and Miss Valentine in the school’s recent beauty pageants. The event took place on the school premises on Friday, 14 February. Two students were crowned in the foundation and intersen phases, with the prince and princess receiving a cake and a card, while runner ups received mini hampers. Katlego Matjeke and Thato Lekalakala were crowned Mr and Miss Valentine in the foundation phase. Prince Sithole and Zinhle Mosima were crowned Mr and Miss Valentine in the intersen phase, with their runners up Lettah Lehutso and Michael Morukhuladi. The school organized the event with intending to raise funds to put proceeds into use for the school’s needed facilities. A tuck-shop usually operates

so that students can buy from it, with the money being used to increase fundraising proceeds. Dressed in red and white outfits, the students filled the dance floor, showing off their dance skills to an audience made up of fellow students, parents and the community. Even though Valentine’s was a regular school day, the students still had fun and congratulated their fellows for winning. Like other events at the school, the Valentine’s Day event was facilitated by students who are members of the Representative Council of Learners (RCL). Parents are urged to contribute towards the school’s support fund so that things run smoothly, ensuring a better education for the children. The school principal, Johan Adams, also urged parents to get more involved in their children’s education. He emphasized that parents should always help the children with their education.

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Political activist takes charge of Total Surrender ‘Soccer is lik e politics - if you can’t deliver like deliver,, you will not succeed.’

In control: Bondis Shika during a training session with the boys at Moloto Stadium. Photo: TK Mashaba

TK Mashaba Bondis Shika, a well-known figure in local politics, has joined Total Surrender as their coach. The Bela Bela local, who served a term as the ANC Youth League Regional Secretary and is an ANC Ward 4 member, stopped to speak with The BEAT this week. “I’ve been with the team for four weeks now and things have been going well,” he said. Since Shika has joined the team, Total Surrender have won all four games they have played. Shika says he wants to return the team to their glory days, when they were at the top of the log. “The team has been in the SAB League for quite some time and has

some really good players,” he said. “I would like to be united with them in my vision for the team.” Shika says that he believes a lot can be achieved by this team, as they are amazing players. He said that, even when he was on the front lines in local politics, he was always a supporter of sports. “Soccer is like politics,” he said. “If you can’t deliver, you will not succeed. I want to see development in this team, producing excellent players in future.” Total Surrender has been climbing the league log and is now in the fourth position with 25 goals. This past weekend saw them winning a decisive victory over Modimolle All Stars with a final score of 2-0.

Mountain Powers FC to appear before Disciplinary Committee TK Mashaba Thabazimbi’s Stream C team Mountain Powers have been called to appear before a Disciplinary Committee by the regional SAFA office, after missing seven games they had been due to play in the League. The team has since played one game of their fixtures, leaving the rest still unplayed. SAFA’s regional

manager Refiloe Khoza said that they have called them to appear before a DC in order to explain their problems. “I can confirm that Mountain Powers will be meeting with us soon,” she said. “We have asked them several times if they would like to continue playing in the league and they have informed us that they would continue to play in the League,” she said.

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