Friday 14 January ‘11
SAPS Info Period: December 14 to January 10 Number of arrests: 96 Cases: Ranging from housebreaking to drinking in public
Burglary – Four men aged between 19 and 22 years were arrested for burglary which occurred on December 14 at the Tunnel Plaza. They appeared in court on December 15 and 29 and the case was postponed to January 12. They were each granted bail at R1000. Assault – A 29-year-old man was arrested for assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm on Christmas day in Santeng Village. He appeared in court on January 3 and the case was postponed to January 24. He was granted bail at R1000. Another 29-year-old man was arrested for assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm which occurred in The Oaks on December 13. He appeared in court on January 3 and the case was postponed to January 26. He was granted free bail. Two men aged 18 and 21 respectively were arrested for assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm which occurred on January 1 in Mabins Village. They appeared in court on January 6 and the case was postponed to February 2. They were granted bail at R500 each. Snare hunting –A48-year-old man was arrested for hunting with snares on Sandringham Farm on December 31. He appeared in court on January 3 and the case was postponed to January 26. He was granted bail at R1000. Defeating ends of justice – A 40-year-old man was arrested for defeating the ends of justice. The accused was the driver during an accident but when he reported the accident, he failed to mention that passengers were injured. He appeared in court on January 3 and the case was postponed to January 26. He was granted bail at R1000. Housebreaking – A 40year-old man was arrested for housebreaking with the intent to steal and theft which occurred between December 22 and 23 in the PicknPay complex. He appeared in court on January 3. No bail was granted. Drunk driving – A 38-yearold man was arrested for driving under the inﬂuence of alcohol on the Mica/Phalaborwa Road. He appeared in court on January 10 and the case was postponed to February 14. He was granted bail at R1500. Recoveries: Two dagga recoveries were made at Jonkmanspruit and Blyderus respectively. 120kg Mangos were recovered. A pistol and a magazine stolen in the Meckling Burg policing area were recovered. A Nokia cell phone was recovered. Fire crackers that were being sold without permits were recovered in Hoedspruit and The Oaks. *People who wish to sell ﬁre crackers can apply for a permit from Hoedspruit Police Station. Contact Warrant Ofﬁcer Mohlala. Convictions: Khensani Foster Shiburi (24) appeared in court on December 20 for assaulting
a 24-year-old woman on Glencoe Farm. Shiburi was ﬁned to pay R2500 or serve 12 months imprisonment and was declared unﬁt to possess a ﬁrearm. John Matome Malatji (46) appeared in court on December 20 facing a charge of diesel theft on Southampton Farm. He was ﬁned to pay R1500 or serve 90 days imprisonment of which half is suspended for 5 years. Lodwick Makhatini Ngobeni (29) appeared in court on December 20 for failing to appear in court for a murder charge that occurred on Glencoe Farm in February 2010. Ngobeni was ﬁned to pay R300 or serve 90 days imprisonment. Alfred Moswareng Mohlala (30) appeared in court on December 23 facing a charge of possession of dagga. He was ﬁned to pay R1500 or serve 90 days imprisonment. Thabiso Madala (19) appeared in court facing a charge of shoplifting that occurred at PEP in Hoedspruit on December 2. Madala was ﬁned to pay R1500 or serve 90 days imprisonment which is suspended for 3 years. Mandla Maseko (25) appeared in court on December 28 facing a charge of possession of suspected stolen property. Maseko was ﬁned to pay R1000 or serve 90 days imprisonment of which half is suspended for 3 years. Palesa Venecia Moropane (19) appeared in court on January 6 on a charge of failing to appear in court for a shoplifting case. Moropane was ﬁned to pay R300 or serve 30 days imprisonment. Mokhese Johannes Morema (28) from The Oaks appeared in Lenyenye Court on January 7 facing a charge of reckless and negligent driving in which a pedestrian was knocked down on December 31. Morema paid admission of guilt of R500. Elias Lisika Moropane (22) from Finale Trust appeared in court on January 7 facing a charge of malicious damage to property in which an electrical metre box was damaged. Moropane paid admission of guilt. A 17-year-old boy appeared in the Lenyenye Court on January 10 facing a charge of housebreaking with the intent to steal and theft. The boy was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment which is suspended for 5 years. He has been placed under the supervision and guidance of a probation ofﬁcer and he is to attend school for 5 years on the condition that he is not convicted for the same offence during that period. Inquest: Police are investigating an inquest in which a 31-year-old woman allegedly hanged herself in Santeng Village on December 30. Accidents: Only 6 accidents in which 14 people in total were injured occurred during the festive season in the Hoedspruit Policing Area.
LOCAL NEWS & Letters
First Gr12’s for Southern Cross HOEDSPRUIT - In 2002 Southern Cross Schools opened its doors with fewer than ﬁfty learners. Since then the school has grown steadily both in enrolment and in the number of grades on offer. By 2005 the
school had grown to the point where it was offering tuition from Pre-school to Grade 9. Then in 2007 the decision was taken to grow the school to Grade 12 level and many processes were set in motion to
start the ball rolling. The past three years have seen a great deal of development at Southern Cross as a result of this decision. The ﬁrst phase of the College teaching pod, known as the Earth Circle
Vincenzo Carrozzo (1st Head of Boys Boarding), Kimberly Hills, Devon Leibach (1st School Head Boy), Precious Ratshana, Alexander Jansen van Vuren, Shannon Thomson, Ralph Renald, Lefa Malatjie, Rhinehardt Joubert and Katelynd Strong (1st School Head Girl & Head of Girls Boarding).
was built; decisions were made about subjects to offer in the FET Phase; professional FET level educators were appointed; the boarding house complex was expanded and the school was been registered with the Independent Examination Board (IEB) for its learners to write the Grade 12 examination. Following on from all of this preparation the school now ﬁnally ﬁnds itself with its ﬁrst Grade 12 class. This small class of ten learners will be the ﬁrst group of learners to complete their high schooling at Southern Cross. There is obviously a great deal of excitement and a certain amount of anxiety attached to this great milestone in the school’s history. In addition to the school offering its ﬁrst Grade 12 class, the school also celebrates its 10th year of existence. It is believed that this tenth year will cement the foundation for many very successful years as the school enters an exciting new era in its existence.
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HOEDSPRUIT – ‘Friends and family asked us: Why Hoedspruit? We say: Why not Hoedspruit!’ say Erica and Luca, owners of Cala la Pasta, the Italian restaurant in Kamogelo Tourism Centre. Erica and Luca come from L’Aquila in Italy. They have been visiting South Africa annually since 2003 and it was just ‘love at ﬁrst sight’. ‘Our families do not understand why we came here but we have a very particular feeling for Africa, we feel very much at home here and can only describe it as ‘Mal d’Africa’ says Erica. Erica is an excellent manager with great organisational skills and she owned a grocery store in Italy. Luca on the other hand has a real passion for his work and is a fully trained chef specialising in Italian pizza and pasta. Together they make the perfect team in their dream restaurant here in Hoedspruit. Finding the perfect place for their restaurant was not easy as they searched up and down the South African coast on every holiday trip. In the end Hoedspruit won not only their hearts but also their skill. Cala la Pasta (‘put the pasta in the boiling water’) is the only restaurant in the area to prepare and serve its own freshly made
pasta, in true Italian style. Their ravioli really is something to write home about… forget about the tiny squares usually served up in restaurants because here one piece of ravioli almost ﬁlls your whole plate! A typical Cala la Pasta breakfast consists of a strong cup of coffee, a croissant and chocolate spread on the side. Never in my life have I tasted such a good pastry! You wait a bit longer, but Luca prepares your croissant fresh from scratch and it still steams when you cut that ﬁrst scrumptious bite. I am a fan for life. Luca also trained with the ‘best chef in Europe, Vissani Gianfranco’. Pizza at Cala la Pasta promises to be extra special as ‘you will ﬁnd no frozen bases here, I make everything myself’ says Luca. South Africans do like their meat and a good deal of ﬁsh so you will soon ﬁnd these two items on the menu as well. Read K2C to ﬁnd out when Luca will be showing off his Italian braai skills at Cala la Pasta. Cala la Pasta is open on a Monday and Tuesday from 8h30 to 16h30 and from Wednesday to Saturday from 8h30 until late in the evening. Closed on Sundays. Contact no: 015 793 0452.