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Fear lessl y the tr uth 17 Februarie 2012

Francois Aucamp

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Exposed!

The irregular and fraudulent awarding of tenders and contracts in Limpopo is now starting to bite — and it is getting closer to home for certain people in Limpopo’s lowveld. The departments of education and health have thus far been responsible for most of the news regarding deeply rooted corruption. One of the disturbing discoveries made by us confirms how hospitals in the province have been used to feed friends and relatives with lucrative contracts, or to enrich people in key positions. We first discovered this at Phalaborwa’s state hospital in June last year, where we were shown a stack of groceries bought at highly inflated prices. The Sunday Independent newspaper on Sunday published details showing that Nandis Food Suppliers JV Rufaro Trading Enterprise, was awarded a contract to supply cooking oil to all hospitals in the province for five years. It is, however, especially the education department — accounting for nearly half of Limpopo’s R2 billion cash-flow crisis — that have been abused to enrich people. It is claimed that the department awarded R1,2 billion school infrastructure contracts irregularly and fraudulently. The bulk of the tenders were awarded to associates of Premier Cassel Mathale and ANCYL leader Julius Malema, including Rivoni Properties owner Thulani Nkuna. Nkuna, a businessman based in Tzaneen, was among a Limpopo government delegation, led by Mathale, that visited Italy on a trade and investment mission last year. Education MEC Dickson Masemola, who is also the provincial ANC deputy chairman, is a close ally of both Mathale and Malema. It is said that Masemola was the master mind behind the scheme to reward certain contractors by giving them lucra-

How fraudulent tenders milked Limpopo tive contracts in exchange for donating piles of cash towards the construction of the Limpopo ANC’s luxury headquarters, the R40 million Frans Mohlala House. The education department’s former general manager for school infrastructure, Tumisho Makofane, resigned last month amid allegations that he played a central role in manipulating contracts for the benefit of businessmen linked to Mathale and Malema. Makofane has (obviously) denied all the allegations as well as news that he was joining Aurecon, one of the companies which benefited from the multi-million rand contracts awarded under his watch. The department accumulated unauthorised expenditure of R2,2 billion, accruals amounting to R190 million and is expected to overspend by R293 million. Apart from having

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200 ghost teachers and 2 400 excess teachers on its payroll, it could not pay staff and for security company services. Hope Mokgatlhe, spokesman for the department of basic education, could neither deny nor confirm that R1,2 billion tenders were awarded irregularly and that the Limpopo education department had a budget deficit of R900 million. In the meantime the Hawks, Sars and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela are probing scores of alleged tender irregularities, including fraud and corruption, and the investigation touches Malema and a network of his key allies, who include Mathale. They are accused of widespread looting of multimillion rand contracts to bankroll their lavish lifestyles and buy political patronage. The investigators are combing provincial departments for any documents that could lead them to the doors of businessmen, civil servants and politicians who have looted Limpopo. Sello Lediga and Gerda Hawker, who were sub-contracted by Rivoni to supply 950 desks to a school he built outside Polokwane, said they had been told they would not get their R500 000 payment because Nkuna’s tender was irregular. They said Nkuna himself said he could not pay them as the education department did not pay him because of the intervention. Lediga added that Nkuna refused to heed Gordhan’s call for businessmen to submit valid supporting documents in order to get paid. The level of supply chain malpractice in Limpopo is further highlighted by revelations that the provincial health department allocated hospital food and perishable goods tenders to handpicked companies at either inflated prices or below market fees. Some hospitals are now running short of food partly because contractors without valid contracts have withheld their service in the face of finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s refusal to pay unless valid contracts were produced. Insiders said the contracts had been manipulated by officials. In some instances, contractors were told to under-quote to ensure they got the contracts. To make up for the losses, they would be allowed to supply fewer goods and bill the department more money.

Brazen Armed Robbery

Three heavily armed men in a silver BMW with Northwest registration held up security guards from Coin at about 11:30 yesterday (Thursday) morning at FNB’s main branch in Agatha Street, Tzaneen, and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Mr Dave Protter said at the scene “it was a very professional job”. They raced away, nearly running over pedestrians and the car was found on the corner of Harry Dilly and Loop Street (photo right) minutes later — confirming that they had a second car in which they got away. Below are photos taken in the street shortly after the robbery. Police are investigating.


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Wat is jou indrukke oor die nuwe geldnote wat die naweek in Pretoria bekend gestel is? What do you think of the new bank notes that were introduced in Pretoria over the weekend? Rialine Steyn: Its a total waste of money! (Pun intended.) Gerhard Visagie: Die regering kan ophou om politiek en geskiedenis by alles te betrek. Hulle kan geld, tyd en breinkrag beter spandeer op landsbelange. Maritha Fourie Theron: Dit is nou weer ‘n sielkundige stap. Gooi Mandela voor en dan sal die mense die ANC meer like.

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Emergency numbers Noodnommers Tzaneen Ambulance / Ambulans Police / Polisie Fire Brigade / Brandweer Electricity / Electrisiteit Water Municipality / Munisipaliteit Letaba Fire Protection Ass. Noodnommer/Emergency nr. Citizen Band Van Velden Hospital/Hospitaal Tzaneen Medi Clinic Child line

10177 / 015 307 7077 10111 / 015 306 2129 015 307 5555 / 7000 015 307 4356/8190 a/h 015 307 8000/8190 a/h 015 307 8000 076 550 2260 076 844 1646 Foxtrot Papa Alpha/ Letaba Fire Ops. 015 307 8800 015 306 8500 0800 055 555

Letsitele / Modjadjiskloof / Mooketsi See / Sien tzaneen Giyani Ambulance / Ambulans 015 812 1629 Fire Brigade / Brandweer 015 812 0628/5030 Police / Polisie 10111 Hospital / Hospitaal 015 812 3251 Water 015 812 0900 Telekom 0800 203 951 Phalaborwa Ambulance / Ambulans 10177 Fire Brigade / Brandweer 015 781 1333 Police / Polisie 10111 Hospital / Hospitaal 015 781 3511 Electricity / Elektrisiteit 015 781 6300 Water 015 780 6300

Bel hier as die krag by jou lol Die GTM se beheersentrum kan navrae oor kragonderbrekings 24 uur per dag beantwoord: 082 679 0720 | 082 679 0794 015 307 8190 | 015 307 4356 (as die Telkomlyne werk). Meld elektrisiteitsprobleme by dié nommers aan, enige tyd van die dag of die nag.

Frederick Pohl: Wie se skuld is dit? Nasionale Party se skuld wat altyd mense vereer het en die voorbeeld gestel het (Dood moet ‹n oorsaak he). Ons het van die mooiste geldnote in die wêreld. Lynette Bekker Marais: Kyk net wat kos die hele petaljetjie! Ons land kan dit nie bekostig nie en ek stem saam dit is net om vir die ANC nog stemme by die stembus te lok met onbenullighede!

Bulletin Is jy positief oor die toekoms van Tzaneen? Are you positive about the future of Tzaneen? Melanie Jane Bezuidenhout: Jip, Tzaneen het baie potensiaal. Hendra Gouws: Werk saam, maak ‘n verskil. Dan het ons a g8 toekoms! Leon Botha: Sal help as ons saam staan en iets begin doen aan ons dorp, en nie wag tot die ergste skade gedoen is nie!

Bulletin Die jongste sprake is dat die sentrale regering gaan ingryp en die administrasie van die hele Limpopo gaan oorneem, vanweë diep en wydverspreide korrupsie. Dink jy dis ‘n goeie idee? The central government is considering taking over the administration of the whole of Limpopo due to the severe corruption in local government. Do you think this is a good idea?

Rooikruiskraai Aai, aai, die rooikruiskraai Hiervandaan nou na die Baai Hier gelieg en daar gepaai ‘n rat voor elke oog gedraai

Vlieg praat met die Volk, en krap waar dit jeuk Die lewe is maar baie taai Nie net jy met werk oorlaai Aai, aai, die rooikruiskraai Al die skuld probeer aflaai Maar die wiele het gedraai Nou is jy mooi in jou maai

Aai, aai, die rooikruiskraai Wou mos oral koning kraai Het maar baie yl gesaai Maar jy het alles probeer maai

Aai, aai, die rooikruiskraai Kruip maar weg om elke draai Probeer maar weer en praat maar fraai Jy weet jou nek gaan rondomdraai

Aai, aai, die rooikruiskraai ‘n kansvatter is dit daai Hoog gevlieg en als getraai Maar het jou nou mooi vasgedraai

Aai, aai, die rooikruiskraai Lekker bly daar in die Baai Daar waar al die winde waai Daar is waar jou kierang braai

Aai, aai, die rooikruiskraai By die Eiland songebaai

Die mense hoor

Let wel: Hulle sê nie so nie! • Dawid het nie die wortels by Lushof gegrawe nie, maar daar is iemand wat lus is om vir iemand te wys waar Dawid die wortels werklik gegrawe het... • Hier is nou so baie helikopters in die omgewing dat dit nie meer duidelik is wie vlieg wat en waarheen en wanneer nie. Dit gons soms soos ‘n mal-huis in die lug bokant ons koppe... • Bouplanne is net nodig as mens nie lid van ‘n sekere politieke party is nie. Die be-

voordeeldes of bevoorregtes bou sommer so sonder papiere. Dis nou nie daai fotostaatpapier wat jy by die CNA koop nie... • Dit is nie net banknote wat verbrand is of word nie; daar is glo al ‘n weeldemotor of twee ook deur die kole gejaag. Maar wat van die paper trail?, wonder die mense... • Die fietsryers kan nie glo dat ‘n dorp die grootte van Tzaneen so baie gebruikte kondome in die bosse om die dorp kan oplewer nie. Veral as mens om die dam ry...

Confusius didn’t say:

hausted.

Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.

Man who eats many prunes get good run for money.

Cor Booysen: Almal is ewe korrup. Maar miskien sal dit beter gaan met die geld.

Lady who goes camping must beware of evil intent.

Christene Mans: Om eerlik te wees, ek dink dit gaan nie ’n goeie ding wees nie.

Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.

War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.

Man who fish in other man’s well often catch crabs.

Man who drives like hell is bound to get there.

Finally: Confucius did say. . .

Man who stands on toilet is high on pot.

A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood!

Maritha Fourie Theron: My broer Jack… Monica Swanepoel: Korrupsie skuif nou maar net na die volgende. Estelle Grobler: Nee wat! Ek dink nie so!

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Man who runs in front of car gets tired, man who runs behind car gets ex-

Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

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‘Ons geduld is op,’ waarsku boere & sakelui

Tussen twintig en veertig mense is verwag en toe daag daar 150 op! Hier is deel van die groot groep ontstelde boere en sakelui wat Dinsdag die Groter Letaba Energiegebruikersforum se blits noodvergadering bygewoon het.

Minstens 150 boere en sakelui, hoofsaaklik uit die Georges Valley/Magoebaskloof-omgewing, wat die kern van Dinsdag se dringende vergadering tussen die Groter Letaba Energieverbruikersforum en lede van die GTM gevorm het, se geduld hang aan ‘n draadjie. En die draadjie is baie dun, is gewaarsku. Veral saagmeulenaars se geduld is op. Een van hulle het na die vergadering gesê “ons hoop net nie die GTM dink hulle het tyd om planne te maak omdat ons beheersd optree en nie in die strate dans nie — die tyd is om en oor drie maande gaan ons nie weer na verskonings luister nie”. Die GTM se direkteur van elektrotegniese dienste, mnr Pierre van den Heever, en die munisipale bestuurder, me Conny Mametja, was op die rooi tapyt oor kragonderbrekings wat sedert einde verlede jaar honderde duisende rande se skade aan elektroniese toerusting en algemene produksie veroorsaak het. Weertoestande, voertuie en infrastruktuur wat nie meer diensbaar is nie, asook welige plantegroei is deur Van den Heever uitgewys as die grootste uitdagings in sy afdeling. “Ons moes reeds verlede jaar veertien nuwe bakkies in ontvangs geneem het omdat die bestaande vloot uitgedien is, maar dit is nou nog nie afgelewer nie.” Wanneer die voertuie eersdaags afgelewer word, sal dit nog ‘n ruk neem om dit om te bou en toe te rus om herstelwerk aan kraglyne te doen. Wat die elektrisiteitsafdeling se beheerkamer betref, is die Telkom-diens onbetroubaar, het Van den Heever gesê. Hulle het vyf telefoonlyne en twee radio’s, maar net een personeellid per skof aan diens.

The ATKV Eiland made a donation for the residents of God’s Haven in Tzaneen. At the back are Mr Ryno Wepener (ATKV marketer), Mss Malinda Steenkamp (ATKV marketing assistant), Elsa Schoeman and Loureen Naudé (God’s Haven matron). In front are Mss Hantie van Niekerk and Nataline de Vries, residents of Gods Haven.

‘Ouma’ Beulah ‘n Inwoner van die Macadamia-oord in Tzaneen, me Beulah Botes, is Woensdag in die rype ouderdom van byna 93 jaar dood. Sy het ‘n ruk gelede ‘n terugslag gehad, toe sy haar been gebreek het. Weens haar hoë ouderdom was dit nie raadsaam om ‘n operasie op die been uit te voer nie en haar gesondheid het stelselmatig verswak. Botes sou op 20 Maart 93 geword het. Sy laat drie seuns, dr Pieter Botes van Tzaneen, mnr Johan Botes (‘n apteker) en dr Nicus Botes (ook ‘n medikus) agter. Die begrafnis is Maandag om 11:00 uit die Hervormde Kerk Tzaneen.

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Minstens twee mense is per skof nodig en dan werk die telefone nie altyd nie. Van den Heever sê ‘n elektroniese stelsel is nodig om kragbrekings te monitor, wat die beheer daarvan aansienlik sal vergemaklik. Die GTM het kraglyne van 2 200 km lank, wat groot druk op die beperkte personeel in die elektrisiteitsafdeling plaas. Hulle werk hard om alles in stand te hou, maar in slegte weerstoestande is daar net nie genoeg hande nie. Mnr Magnus Steyn, hoof van die Hoërskool Merensky, het gesê duisende rande moes reeds bestee word om rekenaartoerusting by die skool te vervang, weens kragonderbrekings. Belangrike sportbyeenkomste was ook in die gedrang weens die gebrek aan krag. Groot maatskappye soos saagmeulens trek ook aan die kortste ent. Northern Timbers het binne vyf weke 572 kragonderbrekings van langer as drie sekondes ondervind. Dit sluit nie korter onderbrekings in nie, wat net soveel skade aan elektroniese toerusting veroorsaak. Mametja het toegegee dat die elektrisiteitsnetwerk verouderd is en dat dit R425 miljoen sal kos om die netwerk behoorlik diensbaar te kry. Sy het die vergadering die versekering gegee dat alles in die stryd gewerp sal word om die toestande te verbeter en het almal se samewerking gevra. Die Energieverbruikersforum sal intussen voorstelle van die publiek verwelkom en ondersoek, waarna dit weer op 8 Mei daaroor verslag sal doen. Die bestuur van die Forum is mnre Eddie Vorster (voorsitter), Francois Smit (konsultant), Flip Bierman, Gerhardt Vorster en Nile McGaffen.


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Nuut by ons Tamryn Branch (verste links) het by die Bulletin se grafiese ontwerpspan aangesluit. Sy het ‘n graad in grafiese kuns aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch verwerf. Amelia de Ridder (links) doen praktiese opleiding in die joernalistiek by ons, nadat sy kommunikasiebestuur aan Tuks gestudeer het.

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Letaba FET College award their lecturers Acknowledged for the highest certification rate in Limpopo, the Letaba FET College held their first Lecturers Academic Awards function at The Tzaneen Country Lodge. A total of 61 lecturers from the Tzaneen, Maake and Giyani campuses received awards for their excellent achievements in their various subject fields. Mr TN Maluleke received the floating trophy for the best lec-

turer at the Giyani campus, Mr TB Mphalele was awarded as the beste lecturer at the Maake campus) and Ms GT Nkomane was the top lecturer at the Tzaneen campus. Nkomane also received the award for best overall lecturer and she recieved a brand new laptop. Mr Jomo Mabala, the manager of the Tzaneen campus, received the award for the best overall campus.

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As die regering voortgaan met die drakoniese wet om die vloei van inligting te beperk, sal die doods-klok vir die media lui en sal korrupsie hoogty vier. Wat doen jy om jou stem hieroor te laat hoor?

Die goeie nuus is dat die gewilde S&G Familiedag by die Tzaneendam weer vanjaar aangebied word, weer op 1 Mei. Die formaat sal basies deiselfde wees, met hope pret (soos vlotvaarte op die dam) en nog meer hope om die innerlike mee te versterk. Mr Jomo Mabale (Tzaneen campus manager) is seen holding the trophy for the best overall campus. Ms MJ Botha (CEO of the Letaba FET College) proudly stands with him and Ms GT Nkomane from Giyani, who was awarded for being the best overall lecturer.

The CEO of the Letaba FET College with its three campuses, Ms M J Botha, is seen here flanked by her top lecturers. They were awarded during a special function at the Tzaneen Country Lodge.


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Letaba Hospital has a host of new wards and other facilities Beaunice Mnisi

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With over 23 renovated or newly built wards and offices, Letaba Hospital in Nkowankowa has truly transformed its looks. During an exclusive tour of the hospital, I got to witness the new face of this huge hospital centre. The renovations have been made to include everything from a new patient waiting area outside the hospital, a convenient independent clinic located adjacent to the hospital to handle the excess from the hospital, newly The photo’s show anticlockwise from the top left: The new helipad at the hospital. Then Mr Tiaan Nkuna and Ms Johanna Marebati who work at the newly built mortuary are seen at the entrance to the new facility . The next photo shows the

built accommodation for doctors and nursing staff, a new admin building and an array of wards. The newly built admin block has 101 offices, two boardrooms and a library which is open for use by both staff and patients. The hospital’s wards have been improved to cater to the specific needs of the patients. Among them is the TB ward which can cater for up to 35 patients at a time — with special cubicles for the different types of TB illness. Letaba is currently extending its maternity ward and also building a new nerve centre.

new tennis and netball court at the new residential area for doctors and nurses. The brand new library shown in the next photo is open for use to the hospital staff and patients. Lastly: The orthopaedic ward’s staff who were on duty

when we visited, are in the front Mss Refilwe Moshoma, Doris Chauke, Maureen Baloyi and Lucy Mangena, and at the back are Mss Walter Machubeng, Gertrude Nakale, Amanda Mtileni, Helen Shiluvane and Agnes Phala.


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Elektrisiteit

Dit is jammer dat dit gesê moet word, want dit val nie so lekker op die oor nie, maar daar is by die GTM ‘n klomp onbeholpenheid wat mens bang maak. Dit is die stadsraadslede met hul vet salarisse vir min doen wat vandag die skuld moet kry, nie amptenare nie, vir die groot gemors met die lewering van elektrisiteit. Mens kan ook met reg vra wie die GTM regeer: die raadslede of die munisipale werkersvakbond (Samwu)? Die vakbond dwing die GTM om nie ‘n uitstekende kontrakteur, wat so BEE was as wat dit kan kom, se kontrak om kraglyne skoon te hou, te hernu nie en om die werk self te doen. Maar hulle het nie die mense of die toerusting om die werk van die kontrakteur te doen nie en sukkel sedert Januarie om aan die gang te kom! Die elektrisiteitsdepartement se personeel het nie voertuie nie, want die ou vloot is vervang met nuwes, maar dit is maande later en hulle wag steeds op die voertuie. Gaan iemand beboet word vir die onvergeeflikheid? Ons hoor van nee. Dit is skandelike onbeholpenheid van die raad; eintlik onverantwoordelikheid. Raadslede moet besluit of hulle wil dink en werk, voor hulle so met hul belastingbetalers se geld en belange mors. Regtig!

Loans worry Cllr Rene Pohl, Box 482, Modjadjiksloof, writes: The Greater Tzaneen Municipality received a qualified report for the year 30 June 2011. The DA is mostly concerned about the long-term external loans made by the municipality. It will only be fully paid by 2025! The Auditor General also raised concern about ensuring that there is properly budgeted and accounted for the interest on the long-term loan. The R756 000 paid for the mayoral car is part of the long-term loan. On several occasions the DA clearly opposed to the amount of R756 000 allowed for the mayoral car, and indicated that R450 000 would be sufficient. Long term financing must be used for infrastructure and projects that will increase in value and benefit communities, definitely not to benefit the presence of the mayor! The next council meeting is scheduled for 28 February 2012. DA councillors directed

Tongknopers Ons hoor gereeld hoe mense nie die verskil tussen ‘n pistool en ‘n rewolwer ken nie. • Die magasyn van ‘n rewolwer is ‘n ronde silinder met afskortinkies met ‘n patroon in elkeen. Wanneer ‘n skoot afgevuur word, draai (Engels: revolve) die magasyn sodat die volgende patroon gereed is om afgevuur te word.

• In die geval van ‘n pistool is die magasyn ‘n reguit, plat stafie waarin die patrone een-een bo-op mekaar inpas. Aan die onderkant van die magasyn is ‘n sterk veer wat vasgedruk word soos die patrome bo ingedruk word. Die magasyn pas onder in die kolf van die wapen. Soos ‘n patroon afgevuur word, druk die veer die volgende patroon van onder af op tot in die slot.

several questions and motions to Council regarding serious concerns raised by residents, as well as the editor. Residents are welcome to attend Council Meetings. The actual date and venue will be published in the media as prescribed by law. The DA sincerely wants to thank residents and the editor for their inputs, concerns raised, and assistance offered, in such a positive and professional manner. DA Councillors strive to be dedicated to the cause, act with integrity and will take accountability for performance. We are committed and believe in teamwork. I can be contacted on 079 872 5012.

Too many chiefs...

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Greetings in the name of Christ. As I was sitting contemplating my navel, as some Buddhists do, I got to thinking “Why have we become such a confused and untrusting nation, why have things become so mixed up?” Praying about the situation in our land seems to some that it is of no use. So what do we do now, just sit back and accept that we as mere humans are powerless to do anything? Maybe this is just what God wants of us: to realise that without His help we cannot do it alone. So where did we go wrong? After all we have being praying and asking for His help and it seems to us to be of no help. Then it came to me: perhaps we are not listening to God. We are just asking all the time, not giving God the chance to answer us. Talk, talk, talk, never ceasing, never a quiet moment. I think that often God says: “Oh, please give me chance to answer you. Just be quiet for a while and let me speak.” Yes this is what we often do. It is time for us to take a moment or two and listen. In the quietness we can often hear Him saying: “Are you obeying my Commandments? Are you really loving one another? Or are you just paying lip service to these commands?” I know that I am often guilty of just this, how about you? Blessings

GTM. Vergoedingspakket: R920 000. Die sluitingsdatum was 18 November 2011. Ek neem aan die ou is nou al aangestel. So waar as padda manel dra, verskyn daar toe ook weer `n advertensie in die jongste Bulletin vir `n director engineering services. Vergoedingspakket: R920 000. Nou hoeveel directors moet daar nou eintlik wees voor daar dienslewering kom? Moet daar nie maar liewer meer werkers aan gestel word nie. Daar is mos afdelingshoofde Wat doen hulle? Om nou nie te ernstig te raak nie, deel ek graag `n grappie wat iemand my die annerdag vertel. Twee ouens wat vir die regering werk kuier bymekaar. Die een ou merk op dat sy vriend darem `n baie mooi huis het. Waar sou hy al die geld vandaan kry om so `n woning te kan bekostig. Die ou trek die gordyn weg en vra ’sien jy daardie brug?’ waarop hy bevestigend antwoord. ‘Wel, `n del van daai

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brug se geld het hierdie huis gefinansier‘. `n Paar maande later bring die vriend toe weer `n besoek aan hom. ’Goeie aarde, jy het opgewonde geraak oor my huis, maar jy woon in `n paleis! Waar kry jy die soort geld?’ Sy vriend trek die gordyn weg en vra: ‘Sien jy daai pad?’ ‘Nee’, kom die antwoord. ’Wel, daai pad se geld het dié huis betaal’. Met dié grappie wil ek nou nie te kenne gee dat daar korrupsie in die GTM is nie. Dit wil net voorkom of daar nie veel oorbly vir dienslewering nadat al die directors betaal is nie. Kan die bekkige amptenaar (Bulletin 3 Februarie) wat dit so pront gestel het dat die publiek by ”monde van pensionarisse wat nie op die bek geval is nie“ kantoordeure moet deur trap tot daar positiewe reaksie is, verduidelik waarom al die direkteure nodig is? Of is hy/sy ook maar stomgeslaan? Omdat my ou bene nie so baie sal kan trap voor daar `n positiewe reaksie is nie, gebruik ek maar die koerant om vrae te stel. Soos dit vir my lyk, word Tzaneen die afgrond in ge-direct.

Vyfde ope brief aan die DA-leier in die GTM-stadsraad Geagte me Pohl Ons het wel die afgelope week met mekaar gepraat en ek is oortuig dat daar hard gewerk word. Ek hoop ons hoor binnekort van die DA wat die vordering behels. So terloops: ons het u adres in die brief hiernaas in die briewekolom na Modjadjiskloof verander, want Duivelskloof bestaan mos nie meer nie. Of het die DA ‘n probleem met die naamsverandering van die dorpie? Ek hoop nie so nie, want mens wil tog nie met die duiwel geassosieer wees nie. Eerder met die Modjadji-sikadeë. Soos ek gesê het, dit net so terloops. Vandag wil ek graag vir u iets uit my kinderdae vertel. My ouers was groot koffie- en teedrinkers. Wyle my moeder het ‘n teepotjie gehad wat net mooi twee koppies kon vol skink. En jou werklikwaar ook ‘n koffiekannetjie wat hul twee koffiekoppies, wat net vir koffie gebruik is, ook presies gevul het.

Dit het my verbeelding nogal aangegryp en ek het my altyd verkyk aan die potjie en die kannetjie wat twee verskillende stelle koppies soos ‘n handskoen gepas het. En dan het ek in my geestesoog gesien hoe die koppies gaan oorloop as my ma die ander teepot of koffiekan sou gebruik. Nou sien ek in my geestesoog ‘n ander koffietafeltjie wat gedek is, met een koppie en ‘n yslike koffiekan. Die koppie is Tzaneen se rioolverwerkingsaanleg en die kan is die dorp. Die dorp wat groei en groei en groei, terwyl die koppie dieselfde grootte bly. Dit kan nie... mettertyd moet die koppie begin oorloop, want die kan word al hoe groter. Die afgelope naweek het iemand my op die stoep van die nuwe Food Lovers — waar Willem ‘n billike cappucino bedien — amper uitasem kom vertel daar vloei rou riool in die Letaba in. Ek het gaan kyk, maar kon niks sien nie en aanvaar dit

was ‘n poets wat die man my gebak het, of ek het ‘n nuwe bril nodig. Maar gebeur gaan dit gebeur. Tzaneen is besig om die noodlot uit te daag, want die woongebiede brei uit, die sakegebou word meer, die inwonertal groei en... die rioolplaas se grense skuif nie ‘n millimeter nie. Dit is nou ‘n tydbom wat enige oomblik kan ontplof en as dit gebeur, wil ek nie naby wees nie. Die GTM het nie geld nie, behalwe natuurlik vir hoë salarisse, onthale, bosberade, weeldemotors en dié klas van dinge. Ek hoop u kan vir ons vasstel wat is die plan met die rioolaanleg. U sal waarskynlik eers moet bepaal of daar hoegenaamd ‘n plan is! Want vir baie probleme waarmee ons gekonfronteer gaan word, is daar nie planne nie... Groete tot volgende week. Francois Aucamp

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Under NO circumstances should you leave your child or pet in the car! After a statement by ER24 warning the public about serious medical risks when leaving their children in cars while parents go shopping, TV journalist Serusha Govender decided to take it a step further. She asked ER24 to park a car in the sun and monitor the rise in temperatures inside the vehicle compared to outside. The results showed clearly that a child or an adult exposed to the extreme heat could suffer a serious medical condition. Shortly after 10:00 on 11 February ER24 parked two vehicles in the parking lot of a shopping centre in Rosebank. With one vehicle being

a control vehicle, the temperatures were monitored inside and outside. Initial readings indicated that outside temperature was 29 degrees Celsius and inside of the vehicle was a cool 19.4 degrees Celsius. A test vehicle was left for thirty minutes and readings indicated that the outside temperature was 29,2 degrees Celsius and inside the vehicle quickly reached 36,1 degrees Celsius. After just one hour temperatures soared to a staggering 43,2 degrees Celsius. During a brief discussion Serusha decided to climb into the vehicle and feel the heat. At 12:00 the temperature was 31,3 degrees Celsius outside and 57,3 degrees Celsius inside. After fifteen minutes ER24 paramedics advised Serusha to climb out of the vehicle as temperatures continued to rise inside. Serusha, a young and healthy adult, explained to paramedics that she started to feel a bit dizzy and her hands started to shake, not to mention the severe sweating. At 13:20 temperatures reached over 63 degrees Celsius in the vehicle! The experiment proved just

how dangerous it could be if you leave your child or pet in a vehicle while you go shopping. Children will suffer more than adults. The reason for this is that their body surface is different to those of adults and their auto-regulation is not as effective as a healthy adult. Excessive exposure to heat may result in children suffering seizures or brain damage. If this condition is not corrected immediately the child can go into heat stroke or heat exhaustion and may result in death. A motor vehicle is a metal box that can act as an oven when parked in direct sunlight or high temperatures. Extreme temperature can change a child’s life in a matter of minutes. ER24 Paramedics advise on the following: • Under no circumstances should you leave your child (or pet) in a vehicle, even if a window is left open and you know you will only be away for a few minutes. • Always make sure that your children have left the car with you when you arrive at your destination to avoid accidently locking

them inside of the vehicle. • If you notice a child in a vehicle, immediately try to locate the parents or owner of the vehicle and contact the Police (10111) or Emergency Medical Services (084124). Taking immediate action could save the life of the child. • Children that were successfully removed from a vehicle after being left unattended in the heat should undergo a medical examination in order to determine if they have any signs or symptoms of heat exhaustion or stroke. For more information visit ER24’s website on www.er24.co.za

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‘Economic instability’ behind SA’s mental health crisis A survey to gauge SA’s collective mental state has found economic instability to be the leading cause behind the increase in anxiety and depression in the country. The study polled nineteen psychiatrists across SA for their opinion — and 95% of those surveyed revealed that the current economic environment is creating extreme anxiety and depression syndromes among more people than ever before, due to perceptions of threats to their survival. “People are living in chronic fear of lay-offs and/or lifelong unemployment. Current figures from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) show that one in five South Africans suffer from anxiety and depression, which is set to rise as the economic situation worsens. “If not properly addressed, chronic stress and other mental health problems jeopardise the health and wellbeing of South Africans.


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Legends and Folklore conserved in a special way Early legends and folklore of the Tsonga, Lobedu and Pedi people are being recorded, dramatized, set to music and performed by schools and youth clubs in the Mopani district of Limpopo. This is part of a programme funded by the National Lotteries Development Trust Fund and managed by the Village Tourism Trust. Leader of the “Almost Forgotten Legends” programme is tourism consultant and researcher Mike Gardner. His team of colleagues includes Harold Kolkman, a Dutch social anthropologist who has wide experience in design, sound and music, and Maureen Lahoud, who is responsible for the choreography, dance, singing and drumming as well as the design and manufacture of the costumes. One of the talented young performers, especially in the audio productions, is Modjadji Hutama who assists as a dialogue coach. Gardner said, “we have gathered some wonderful stories from the elders and school children in the rural areas and incorporated them into plays and story-telling events. “Some will also be recorded on CD and DVD and a booklet containing a selection of the plays will be published early in 2012. We have also collected over sixty poems written by four young people in the Ga-Kgapane area and these will also be published shortly.” The Village Tourism Trust in association with Bjatladi Youth Centre, based in Haenertsburg, is harnessing various graphic techniques such as puppets, silhouettes and

masks to enhance the performances. As a further spin-off from these legends, a talented artist has created impressions of the main characters, and women at rural craft centres are embroidering these onto table napkins, pillowcases and other fabrics. This has added a new visual dimension to the stories. “School children have a natural talent for performing these plays which are being received with enthusiasm at villages in various parts of Limpopo,” Mike Gardner said. The Greater Tzaneen Municipal Manager, Ms Connie Mametja attended a recent performance of the play “The Love Child” near Hoedspruit and expressed the hope that this production could be brought to Tzaneen. Of major importance is the fact that these legends are being conserved as part of the cultural heritage of local people and they present a wide range of educational, heritage awareness and commercial opportunities – quite apart from the huge ‘fun’ factor that they offer to youngsters.

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Wat vir ’n vis is dié? Mnr Johan van der Walt, ‘n gereelde hengelaar langs die Tzaneendam, het dié week ‘n blinde kurper uit die water getrek. Die kurper was boonop ‘n donker, byna swart kleur — iets wat hy nog nooit tevore in die dam teengekom het nie. Hy het die vis weer in die dam vrygelaat.

Kabeldiewe gaan ongestoord voort

Kabeldiefstal woed lustig voort in en om Tzaneen, wat veroorsaak dat groot gebiede aangewese is op selfoonkommunikasie. Dié hoop gestroopte kabels lê langs die toegangspad na die Tzaneen-vliegveld. Dit is vermoedelik in die omgewing gesteel en met ‘n voertuig daarheen gesleep, waarna die koper uit die kabels verwyder is. In dele van Tzaneen is sakelui moedeloos, nadat hulle al weke lank sonder Telkom-verbindings moet sien en kom klaar.


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• Life sentence for rape of young girl

Rapist used sweets to lure girl Orlando Chauke

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The remains of what was Francis Mahere’s home and belongings after a mob destroyed everything. They ransacked the house shortly after his arrest in connection with the rape of a young girl.

A 52-year-old man of Shivulani village at Giyani, Francis Mahere, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Giyani Regional court, after he was found guilty of rape of an 11 year-old girl. According to w/o Thomas Makhubele of the Giyani Police, Mahere lured the girl with sweets and cooldrinks from his shop in the village, and raped her on several occasions before the girl broke the silence and informed her mother. As he sat in the court for sentencing the community took steps to show the world that they rejected him. His

house and the tuck shop were looted by an angry mob. His wife and four kids who fled the village after they had been tipped that a mob was coming after them, according to the neighbours. Victim empowerment organisations and the police welcomed the judgment and said it would show would-be rapists that they should not expect mercy if caught out. “This will ensure that people would think twice about committing rape,” commented Makhubele, adding that the sentence encouraged the SAPS and shows that their hard work was not in vain. According to him there were twelve similar cases of rape since January and all of them were handed life sentences. “These cases were reported in the Giyani cluster, comprised of four police stations,” he said.

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Greater Giyani municipal manager Gezani Masingi says the statements made by representatives of the small business people in Giyani that the municipality intends to trim down the number of hawkers in Giyani are “false and with hidden agendas.” The small business people comprising of mostly hawkers, held a meeting to discuss a new proposal by the GGM to register all hawkers to be able to monitor their activities. During the meeting representatives of the small business people told the vendors that

the GGM intends to “trim the number of hawkers to 850 people” and that the registration was a ploy to regulate the number of hawkers. “The registration would mean that if people fail to meet certain requirements they would be stopped to trade here,” said Mr Jackson Mdaka, the chairman of the small business people. Masingi said the GGM needs to maintain order in town, since some hawkers trade in

the restricted areas. “We’re building a modern public transportation facility and we would need to know how many hawkers we have, so we could allocate stands in an orderly manner once we’re done,” he said.


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Top 10 tour was unforgettable

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Magnificent! Inspirational! Relaxing! Awesome! Enough to inspire each one of us to study as hard as ever to ensure that we can partake in this fun event again! So said Yaseera Gani after the Top 10 tour. “Although some of our fellow pupils thought that this year’s Plasie Top 10 tour was bound to be mediocre and plainly said, ‘boring’ — they couldn’t have been more wrong. The salty humidity from the coast might not have been on the cards for the academically talented here at Plasieland, but the valley of the waves was thoroughly enjoyed by each and every one. The first highlight on the jam-packed tour was Sun City.

Die gr 8-leerlinge van die Hoërskool Ben Vorster is uiteindelik as ware Vossies erken. Die jaarlikse groentjiekonsert met “Meet the Vorsters” as tema, is onlangs gehou. Die leerlingraad het gebruik gemaak van die geleentheid om elke groen, groot-oog Vossie te oriënteer en in te lyf as ware rooibloed Vossies. Na die oriëntering is die groentjies se “vlerkies” aan hulle oorhandig, en is hulle met ope arms in die buffeltrop verwelkom. Die besonderse lapel-speld word gedra as bewys dat hulle werklik in murg en been deel van die Vossie-gemeenskap vorm. BO is deel van die groep jubelend oor hul nuwe “burgerskap” en REGS is een van die tonele waar die groentjies met hul eie oorspronklikheid kon spog. LINKS: Die Hoërskool Ben Vorster het die gr 8’s van 2011 wat met 100%-skoolbywo-ning geslaag het, vereer. Agter staan Nsuku Makelane, Ireen Mokoena, Kabelo Moshoma, Raymond Mthembi, Andile Pakhala en Wisani Baloyi. In die middel is Mmadikole Lesailane, Blessing Mafogo, Hinikiwile Mithi, Pheladi Ntwampe, Junior Ramothwala, Modenique de Jager, Michael Kruger, Thabo Khomane en Coenraad Preis; en voor is Lesedi Monakhisi, Moyagabo Mathipa, Tumelo Mabidilala, Con-

Those who weren’t keen on surfing the shallow shoreline hidden in the Pilansberg of North West, were bound to find entertainment in the casino’s vast array of amenities and activities on offer. The next day the scholars, accompanied by Ms Anna-Marie Vorster and Mr Peet Vorster, enjoyed a humbling day at the elephant sanctuary. “One is again reminded of how fragile those gentle giants are,” said Khutso Matlou, a gr 11 scholar. Maropeng and the Cradle of Humankind was the next stop and ‘under-promise to over deliver’ surely was the magic phrase of this outing. “I wasn’t excited about day 3, but with under-earth boatrides and interactive show-and-tell sessions my enthusiasm levels was sky high about what history has unearthed through the ages,” said Caro-Lee Kotze, also in gr 11. “We definitely had the opcord Baloyi, Desree Mohoni en Petrus Raboportunity to walk on the wild thata. ONDER is die gr 9’s van 2011 wat ook side, especially after our visit met 100% spog: voor staan Karabo Mokgoathe, to the Cheetah sanctuary. Komana Modjadji, Perseverance Bulala en Au- To have encounters with gustine Maake. Agter is Lunghile Hlatswayo, vultures, hyenas, caracals, Jack Shingange, Iseldri J v Rensburg, Zinette servals, and other wild cats Kruger, Nsovo Shandlale en Vutomi Mathebu- ensured that this tour will be la. ONDER REGS is die gr 11’s wat nie stokkies remembered by each and evgedraai het. Voor is Salome Masetla, Yolandi ery one for decades to come,” Dreyer en Nyeleti Vukea en agter is Tshepiso said a smiling Yaseera. She ended her recollecMonareng, Zantelle Bosman en Nyiko Nkuna. tion of the 2012 Top 10 tour by saying: “If being a nerd, and achieving good marks is your passport to great adventures, then my advice is one word — Study!” — By Yaseena Gani & Caro-lee Kotze


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Spieëltjie... laaste keer wat jou lyf ‘n bikini gesien het was toe jy saam met Charles en Diana jou wittebrood gevier het… Ag asseblief tog! Kom oor jouself. Het jy enige idee hoe pragtig jy is? Ja jy, Ou Girl. Ek weet jou sig is nie meer so goed nie, maar kyk mooi na jou refleksie. Sagte lagplooitjies om jou oë — ‘n leeftyd se vreugde, liefde en Leon Schuster flieks. Om die mond is daar ook lyne; min vir iemand wat soveel gevry, getroos en geëet het soos jy. Die ferm jong lyfie is vervang met iets sag en moederlik, want dis waar: Mense wat drukkies gee, leef langer. Die silwer kroon van wysheid is onvervangbaar. Dit skitter soos jy beweeg en sê vir al wat leef en beef: “Ouderdom is pragtig.” Kom kuier by ons webwerf by www.bulletin.us.com en geniet die nuus, ons leseropnames en kry die datums van byeenkomste

Prefects show their new uniforms Tzaneen Primary School revealed their new prefect uniforms on Monday. Above the 2012 boy prefects can be seen in their new uniforms. On the right are the girl prefects showing off their new uniforms.

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Skolenuus Ms Karin Obojkovits and Mr Lucas Ludick (see his photo on page 12) of Stanford Lake Coillege in Magoebaskloof have been promoted to cluster heads at the College. The academic cluster heads will assist the senior deputy headmaster (Mr Jack) to develop and manage an effective school management and administration system, by monitoring the delivery of a quality education within the subjects allocated Carmen van Aarde has been elected to the 2012 executive committee of Merensky High School. She will join Vincent Kruger and Minette Bouwer to take responsibility for the school’s marketing. “I am honoured to align myself with the visions and goals the 2011 and 2012 leadership had set for the team and will obviously do my best,” she said.

to each cluster. Obojkovits holds a BA Honours in Fine Arts and has proved to be an excellent and innovative teacher. She is a leading Visual Arts teacher in the IEB. She has a keen interest in assessment and thinking skills. Ludick holds a BA Ed degree and has been nominated as best Afrikaans Additional Language teacher in Limpopo on various occasions. He has also been deputy principal at Tom Naude.

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Hier is die toergroep by die skip, pas voor hulle aan boord gegaan het. Voor is Lance Coetzee, Minette Bouwer, Waldo Strauss, Gizela Blignaut en Marianne van der Walt. In die tweede ry is Alisa Rebel, Alrike Nieman, Nadine du Toit, Hettie Venter en Ashton Louw en agter staan Jayson Viljoen, Francois van Aswegen, Monique Coetzee, Lize Elliot, Roelien Badenhorts, Jessica Maritz, me Hanna Myburgh, Herbet Rakecu, Nyaleti Mboweni, George Young en Leandri Wolmarans.

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Plasies geniet skeepvaarttoer Twintig van die Hoërskool Merensky se gasvryheid- en toerisme-leerlinge het onlangs op ‘n onvergeetlike ervaring met opvoedkundige waarde in ‘n bepaalde studiegebied vertrek. Hulle is per bus na Johannesburg en daarvandaan het hulle Durban toe gevlieg (vir baie was dit ook ‘n eerste ervaring). Dieselfde middag het hulle aan boord die groot skip — die bekende Sinfonia — gegaan en die vaart langs die kus na die Mosambiekse eilande geniet. Die kinders het met sakke vol allerlei kunssinnige artikels van die Mosambiekse straatverkopers huis toe gekom. Die toer was leersaam aangesien die leerlinge die geleentheid gekry het om met die bemanning van die skip oor werkgeleenthede te gesels. Verder was dit ook ‘n ongelooflike ervaring om te sien hoe ‘n professionele (drywende) hotel met 2 000 kamers bestuur word.  Van die vyfster diens deur die huishouding wat drie keer per dag die kamers diens tot die vermaak aan boord was dit ‘n onvergeetlike ervaring. Die kos was uit die boonste rakke en die dag is begin met ‘n kreunende agt-gang ontbyt, gevolg deur tee omstreeks 11:00 en ‘n vyfgang aandete in die formele restaurant.  Die tropiese fees om middernag was ‘n keurspel van kleure, geure en ‘n sensoriese ondervinding wat lank nog die leerders se gedagtes sal versadig. ‘n Bonus was die optredes van topklas-kunstenaars soos Kurt Darren, Jannie Moolman en Adam. Die leerlinge is dit eens dat hulle almal na skool vir ‘n jaar of wat as ‘n lid van die bemanning op ‘n soortgelyke skip wil werk.

Unity Primary School in Tzaneen celebrated Valentine’s Day by decorating the school’s reception area and personnel room. The scholars were also encouraged to dress up in red. In front are Penny Sethola, Andile Mhlongo, Musibudi Ramokgalo en Vukosi Gabadi. Standing are Shaun Motseo and Nthando Baloyi. Mr Lucas Ludick of Stanford Lake College has been promoted to a cluster head at the school.

Die Laerskool Duiwelskloof het hul jaarlikse FNB Prestige Byeenkoms aangebied, wat deur sewe laerskole bygewoon is. Dit was ‘n pragtige byeenkoms. Duiwelskloof se atlete het puik prestasies gelewer en 73 medaljes verower. Op die foto is die atlete wat deelgeneem en mooi suksesse behaal het.


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Corné has moved Well known hair stylist Corné Botha has moved to Hair on Agatha at number 54 Agatha Street, Tzaneen, between Tino’s and JB spares. Hair on Agatha is a unisex hair salon owned by Corina van der Merwe, with Corné as the salon’s head stylist, and Ilana de Jager and Isabella Campher. They offer anything

RIGHT: Mss Jackie Large, the coowner, and Corina van der Merwe, the coordinator, of Poppy’s hiring service, are waiting to be of assistance to you. LEFT: Messrs Handswell Bvuma, Richard Shingange and Geophrey Maringela are the employees of Poppy’s hiring service who ensure that your order is made up correctly and with speed. RIGHT BELOW: The wide variety of goodies available from Poppy’s are tastefully displayed, so that clients can make their choice without hassles.

from up-styling (for weddings etc), cuts, colouring, highlights, Bio-kinetic hair products, a nail bar for manicures and pedicures, eyelash extensions, foot and head massages, waxing as well as a variety of other services. Hair on Agatha is open six days a week. Call them on 015 307 2220.

Die nuutste gastehuis in Tzaneen, Christie’s Inn in Aquapark, is oop en het met die wegspring reeds ‘n hele paar groepe vir huisvesting ontvang. In die volgende Handelsnuus-uitgawe van die Bulletin sal meer breedvoerig oor die gastehuis berig word, met foto’s wat sal wys hoe dit in en om Christie’s lyk.

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The team at Hair on Agatha are, at the back Corné Botha (head stylist) and Ilana de Jager. In front are Isabella Campher, Corina van der Merwe (owner) and Sharon van Rooyen.

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Poppy’s Hiring Service 4u Teamed up with network Poppy’s hiring ser- ferences, funerals to vice in Tzaneen is un- baby showers, you name it the ladies at der new ownership. Mss Jackie Large Poppy’s can help you (co-owner) and Co- plan it. Poppy’s has teamed rina van der Merwe (coordinator) have up with a network ventured into event of individuals and planning and turned businesses to offer Poppy’s into a one consultation, location stop shop for any scouting, tent or marquee hire, decoration, event’s hire service. From weddings, collection as well as theme parties, con- delivery, flowers, catering, table gifts and even advice on settings. Corina who has eight years experience in event coordination, guarantees that with her list of trusted suppliers Poppy’s can meet any requirement you might have for your event and that “if they don’t have it, they’ll get it”. Poppy’s will even turn your dream of a destination event into reality by going as far as you want to within the borders of Limpopo province. For any event no matter how big or small, Poppy’s will take care of it. Contact them on 015 307 5688.


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The 2012 Opel Meriva

The 2012 Meriva boasts an entry level 1.4 liter naturally-aspirated unit and features variable valve timing for improved breathing. A brand new 1.4 Turbo 88 kW with 175 Nm of torque makes its world debut, replacing the 1.6, for a 10% reduction in CO2 and fuel consumption, but a 15% increase in power. A more powerful 1.4 Turbo 103 kW version tops the offer. It provides 200 Nm of torque and is equipped with a 6 speed manual gearbox. Compared to the 1.8 of the previous generation, the new 1.4 Turbo offers a 12% increase in power and a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions. The entry level 1.3 CDTI (55 kW) diesel with an average fuel

consumption of just 4,9 l/100 km with only 129 g/km CO2 is also part of the range. The new 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX variant (70 kW) has 11,2% lower fuel consumption and emissions and 21% more power than the ecoFLEX from the previous generation. It only requires 4,5 l/100 km and emits 119 g/km CO2. The 1.7 CDTI (74 kW) comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission for a comfortable drive. The new 1.7 CDTI engine (81 kW) makes a debut, with a six-speed manual transmission. The new top-ofthe-line 1.7 CDTI (96 kW) replaces the 92 kW variant from the previous generation. With torque growing by more than 7% to 300 Nm at a lower engine speed, it requires only 5,2 l/100 km.


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Audi Q3 takes first place Mom’s taxi gets a facelift in 2012 Off Road Award • Audi Q3 triumphs in the “Crossover” category • 2nd place for Audi Q5 and A6 allroad quattro  • Magazine’s readers chose from 143 cars  Ingolstadt — The readers of Off Road magazine chose the Audi Q3 as their favorite offroad vehicle in the Crossover category. The Audi Q5 and the A6 allroad quattro each took second place in the categories SUV and Luxury Crossover respectively. The Audi Q3 has only been on the market since November 2011 and already enjoys great popularity. Featuring a coupe-like design, efficiency and a high level of everyday practicality, it rounds out the successful Q family.

The Audi Q5 is also a favourite of the magazine’s readers, taking second place in the “SUV “category. The Q5 combines the dynamics of a sporty sedan with a highly variable interior space. It is also available as a full hybrid. The readers of  Off Road  cast a total of 57 288 votes for 143 models in twelve categories this year. Thomas Felbermair, Head of Sales Germany for Audi AG, accepted the awards in Munich. The Audi Q3

The 2012 Toyota Avanza — new refined looks, but the same reliable features.

Toyota’s new Avanza has entered the market with a brand new face that reminds one of the Yaris. But its unmistakenable looks are own to the Japanese giant and this new people carrier is set to grab the interest of every mom whose daily tasks involve a school run. The entry level Avanza S costs between R155 900 and R161 400 and boasts electric windows and colour coded bumpers and door handles. The Avanza SX costs between R168 800 and R189 600 and has an air conditioner added to the package. The Avanza TX tops the range and is priced from R202 200. Its added features are a radio/cd player with four speakers and dual air conditioning. There is a 1.3l and a 1.5l to choose from, both with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder. It comes with a 60 000 km maintenance plan and a 3 year/100 000 km warranty. There is an airbag for the driver as well as the front passenger and the vehicle has remote central locking. The new Avanza’s greatest feature is its load capacity. It has boot space of 360 li-

tres and a load capacity of 899 litres. It seats seven passengers comfortably. Get to Trophy Toyota at 22 Botha Street in Duiwelskloof and experience the new Avanza, or phone them on 015 309 9258.

Audi is in the hunt to dominate 2012 as well The Audi S4’s stamped their dominance during last season’s final race at Zwartkops Raceway with the two Audi teams just one point apart. The day eventually went to Michael Stephen of the Engine Extreme Team dominating the final race and Johan Fourie of the Indyoil Team finishing the Championship in a commendable second position. Three race victories out of four on the day ensured that Micheal moved from a one point deficit in the championship to winning the season by 21 points. Johan’s race day was not an easy one and with persistent technical problems made the final round of the championship extremely tough. Johan led the championship fight by one point heading into the last event of the season but was unable to produce a podium

finish in the four races. Tschops Sipuka declared his car “the best it has been all year” at the final round and he produced a second fourth place result as proof of this. While not in the fight for the championship, he put on a spirited driving display. The final points standing in the manufacturer and driver categories are Volkswagen on 1137 points, Audi 1091 on points, Ford 907 on points and Subaru on 654 points. The drivers points rankings are Michael Stephen on 236 points (Audi), Johan Fourie on 215 points (Audi), Hennie Groenewald on 189 points (Subaru), Melvill Priest on 173 points (BMW), Anthony Taylor on 164 points (BMW), Tschops Sipuka on 139 points (Audi) and Richard Pinnard on 114 points (Subaru). With the success achieved at the end of the season we look forward to an exciting 2012.


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Many left homeless after storm hits Giyani Orlando Chauke

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Many people in Giyani were left homeless after a storm and heavy rains blew off roofs of houses and ripped out trees in several surrounding villages over the weekend. On Monday a team from the local municipality together with a team from Mopani district went from village to village, assessing the damage and making recommendations for either food parcels or tents where necessary. The most severely hit village was Mbhedle, where many houses had their roofs blown off by the storm. As one enters the village, several houses are seen abandoned, apparently because their occupants seeked refuge elsewhere. One of the victims who did not abandon his home, is Mr Andrew Mhelembe, a father of two kids. Mhelembe shares the one room house with his wife and two kids. “The four of us live in this one room house – we cook, sleep and bath in it,” he said. Meanwhile Mopani district mayor, Mr Joshua Matlou, briefed the media on Monday, saying that the amount needed to rehabili-

tate, reconstruct and upgrade infrastructure in the Maruleng Municipal alone is R259 million. The media briefing was held in Maruleng municipal offices in Hoedspruit. According to Matlou the figure has been presented to both national and provincial government for the release of the funds as per the Disaster Management Act. On the water shortages in Hoedspruit which is said to be due to the destruction of water infrastructure in that area, Matlou said the district would, with immediate effect, construct a temporary water scheme which would in the meantime supply water to the Hoedspruit community. “The long term solution is to draw water from the Blyde River. But that project has since failed to get off the ground due to the unavailability of land to build a water treatment plant,” explained Matlou. He appealed to local farmers and businesses to make land available to the municipality so that they could construct a water treatment plant and a sewage plant in the area. “We’ve been budgeting for this project over a number of years, but the money rolls back to the coffers all the time, because we can’t find land to implement the projects,” he said.

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Hot Spurs lose their cool against Modimolle Aces Giyani Hot Spurs moved down a notch on the Vodacom League’s log after a 3-1 defeat against Modimolle Aces over the weekend. The defeat comes at a time when Hot Spurs supporters were becoming excited over the prospects of their team being promoted to the National First Division. A win over Modimolle Aces was just what they needed to reach their goal. However, they missed plenty of chances,

LEFT: Stephen Ngoveni (blue) waves a “not guilty” sign, as he marks Modimolle Aces’ striker Matsha Lebogo. Photo: Orlando Chauke

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LEFT: One of many damaged houses in Giyani.

Eco Club meets again The Tzaneen Eco Club is hosting their first talk of the year at the Macadamia Community Centre on Thursday 23 February at 19:00. Ornithologist Quentin Hagens will present a fascinating illustrated talk about his year on Marion Island. His research included interesting work on albatrosses, penguins and seals. The second part of his talk will

focus on the four years he was involved with the Ground Hornbill Research Project in the Klaserie, Timbavati, Umbabat and Balule Nature Reserves. Visitors are always welcome, there will be a small fee of R20 for non- members. Tea and coffee will be served. Contact Pierre Naude 083 778 4635 or Marianne McKenzie 082 835 4185.

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Prof Veith Tent behind High Grove Lodge, 1719 February (Prof Walter Veith), 20-24 February (Past Johan Steyn). Various topics concerning Christianity, God and world events. Contact past Johan Steyn 015 306 0194. Kuier

Die alleenlopers se bring en braai is more 18:00. Alleenlopers tussen 40 en 100 wat nog lief is vir ‘n kuiertjie is welkom. Kontak 087 355 8626 of 083 453 3250. 17

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Herofield 5 kilometre fun walk, 28 February, Herofield, 48 Adshade Street Tzaneen. Adults R40, children R40, free for kids under 5 years. Contact Hannes 082 309 83 35. LFPA

The Letaba Fire Protection Association’s annual general meeting will be held on Friday 23 March 2012 at 11:00 at Faerie Glen, Westfalia. Contact: Maritza on 082 304 9162. 17

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Biddag

NG Kerk Wolkberg-gemeente, 2 Maart, Wêreldbiddag vir vroue. NGK Wolkberg bied ‘n program aan. Skakel Margie van Tonder: 015-3075029 of 0844146166.

Goggatjie

2 Maart, Hervormde Kerk Tzaneen, Goggatjie vermaak kinders met sang en ‘n fotosessie daarna. Gebak, vetkoek, pannekoek en lekkernye te koop. Skakel Rosie: 082 453 9161 of die kerkkantoor by 015 307 4508.

Reünie Hoërskool Nigel beplan ‘n reünie vir 1960 - 1962 se matrieks vir 17 Maart, 09:00 – 16:00. Onderwysers wat ook van 1958-1962 verbonde was, is welkom. Foto’s van skoolaktiwiteite word benodig. Navrae: Igna van der Walt 012 997 5644, Susan Fullard (Nooiensvan) 012 665 3474, Mervin Tankelowitz 011 882 3560. Optrede

Danie Botha tree op by Die Platform, Tzaneen, 24 Maart. Kaartjies R70 p/p by Mosaïek kuns, koffie en geskenke (Star Spares-gebou). Skakel Elize Coroto 076 276 8626.

Reünie Die 1962-matrieks van die Hoërskool Merensky hou hul 50-jarige reünie van 13–20 April by Eiland Spa. Hoofbedrywighede oor die naweek van 13-15 April. Bespreek dringend blyplek by Heidi (015 386 8000). Skakel George Kinnear by 082 550 7030 (e-pos george@futurus.co.za) of Bets van der Linde (néé Neuhoff ) by 072 707 4735 (e-pos bets@netstorm. co.za). Romanz

8 Junie in Tzaneen, ten bate van die NG Kerk Tzaneen. Hou media dop vir verdere inligting.

Alleenlopers

Almal bo 40 wat belangstel om saam met vriende te kuier, skakel 083 550 8626 of 083 453 3250.

Support

The Tzaneen Depression and Anxiety Support Group meetings will be held every alternate Thursday evening at 18:00 at the Macadamia Community Centre. Contact Colleen on 0153075137 or 0834155137.

Round

Round Table Clubhouse in Circle Drive, Tzaneen, meeting on the first Tuesday of every month. Call Henk Van Wyngaardt on 076 371 7193 or Bruce Mogg on 082 824 4291 for information.

Counselling

DivorceCare and DivorceCare 4 Kids, Shekinah House, Tuesdays, 18:30/19:00. Contact Maryna on 015 307 2527.

lacking good strikers at the front. Coach Neil Twala was visibly unhappy after the game. Things started falling apart for Hot Spurs minutes into the second half after Modimolle Aces’ striker Matsha Lebogo dribbled pass the defence and shot into the net. This made Hot Spurs lose focus. Meanwhile Modimole Aces capitalised on the situation to score two more goals within a short period of time, leaving Hot Spurs in a more confused state. However, Hot Spurs scored a consolation goal through Lesley Malungani, but it was too late to repair the damage.

Herb Groep

Maculatastraat 12, Tzaneen. Vergader elke eerste Dinsdag van die maand. Leer oor kook met kruie. Kontak Petro Smit 083 444 3414.

Aanddiens. Sondae, 18:30 , Minitzani saal. Almal

welkom. Skakel Hannes Steyn vir enige navrae: 082 309 8335 of jeeuug@gmail.com.

Meeting

Tzaneen Depression and Anxiety Support Group, Macadamia Village Community Centre, Tzaneen, Every second Thursday, 18:00-19:00. To attend call Colleen Phillips, on 083 415 5137 or 015 307 5137 or contact SADAG on 0800 21 22 23.

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Ringbal Tzaneen Ringbalklub nooi die hele familie om ringbal te komspeel. Oefentye: Maandae & Donderdae 18:00-20:00. Vir meer inligting skakel Borries 084 222 4950 of Natasha (kantoor) 015 307 3316. Visvang

Piesangdam, Letaba Estates, môre 05:00. Aangebied deur die Lede in ChristusKerk se jeugaksie as geldinsameling vir ‘n bussie vir die jeug. Die kompetisie is vir Barber, Karp en Kurper . Pryse soos vleispakkies is op die spel. Kaartjies R100 vir twee stokke, beskikbaar by Pieter 073 304 5508 en Pieta 082 370 8242. 17

AGS van SA Duiwelskloof Zwaririrylaan, Modjadjiskloof: 015 309 9275. AGS van SA Letsitele H/v 2de & Oosthuizenstrate, Letsitele: 082 697 6881. AGS van SA Tzaneen Claude Wheatleystraat 2, Tzaneen: 015 307 5112. Anglican Church C/o Hermanus & Agatha St, Tzaneen: 015 307 3534. Baptist Church 12 Koos Nel St, Tzaneen: 015 307 4634. Catholic Church Ged. 241 Voortrekker Road, Tzaneen: 015 307 6845. Catholic Church Haenertsburg 969 Bok Street, Haenertsburg: 083 964 9859. Christian Church Haenertsburg 7 Rissik Street, Haenertsburg: 015 276 1111. Dinamus Gemeenskapskerk Hoërskool Ben Vorster se saal: 082 823 1074. Evangelies Gereformeerde Kerk Adshadestraat 11, Tzaneen: 015 307 3371. Gereformeerde Kerk Claude Wheatley-straat,Tzaneen: 015 307 1558 / 015 307 1874. German Evangelical Lutheran Church Zwariri Road, Modjadjiskloof. 082 653 5498. St Paul’s United Church Haenertsburg Mark Street, Haenertsburg: 015 307 3534. Shekinah House 10 Manorvlei on Old Gravelotte Rd, Tzaneen: 015 307 4729. Lede in Christus Kerk H/v Pieter Joubert & Jopie Bothastrate, Tzaneen: 015 309 9920. Methodist Church 10 Peace St, Tzaneen: 015 307 4525. Hope Methodist Church Duivelskloof Boltman St, Modjadjiskloof: 015 309 8594. NG Kerk Laeveld Boltmanstraat, Modjadjiskloof: 015 309 9323. NG Kerk Letsitele H/v Joubert / Bothastr, Letsitele: 015 345 1618. NG Kerk Tzaneen Agathastraat 28, Tzaneen: 015 307 4498 / 015 307 4497. NG Kerk Wolkberg Agathastraat, Tzaneen: 015 307 4062. New Apostolic Church Tzaneen Vrouefederasie Hall, King Edward Road, Tzaneen: 015 307 4807. Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk Laeveld Morrisonstraat, Modjadjiskloof: 015 309 9580. Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk Letsitele Dr Anneke Skoolsaal: 015 345 1128. Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk Tzaneen Agathastraat 14, Tzaneen: 015 307 4508. Pinkster Protestante Kerk H/v Frank May & Pearlmanstrate,Tzaneen: 015 307 1111. Sewendedag Adventiste Kerk Aqualaan 25, Tzaneen: 015 307 3240. Volle Evangelie Kerk Parkstraat 3, Tzaneen: 015 307 3387. World Impactors Bible Church Aka Christian Center Church.1B Section Nkowankowa, Nsova Street. 015 307 3531. Herofield 48 Adshade Street, Tzaneen: 082 309 8335.

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Ebenezer Mile

Mountain Yacht Club, Ebenezer Dam, Haenertsburg, 18 March, 08:00. Prizegiving at 13:30. Two main events: the mile and the 3 000 m race (qualification event for the SA National “B” championship).  Entries on www.entrytime.com are R100, 500 m swim is R75. Entries on the day, R125. Food stalls, bar and more to entertain the family.

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Multiclean For all your cleaning of Carpets, Upholstery & Mattresses. Quality workmanship guaranteed Contact Uwe @ 076 8339112 feb302______________ REM E, a Natural Vitamin E cream in a jar! Effectively used for: Eczema, Acne, Thrush, Sunburn, Nappy Rash. Open wounds, Anti Wrinkle, Fungals, Burns and so much more! Contact Goobie 0722173048. Oct303_______________ V.H.S to DVD Before your vhs tape goes all wonky and your VCR conks out – contact Roy Deeks and I will transfer your tapes to dvd I also do weddings and documentaries. Speak to Me Contact 082 893 1235 / landline 015 309 9456 Nov106________________

Best services + price on all your gas and oil needs Rohan 082 337 4522 Nov201________________ Need a gift for someone special? Jewellery, cutlery, photo frames, crockery and much more! Contact 015 307 4448 Nov204_______________ Is it time for that weekly or monthly carwash? We specialize in valets! We guarantee quality service! Owner supervision. Special rates for pensioners, companies and dealers. Contact 082 908 7855 or 082 908 1231 or 072 314 6008. jul131__________________ For all your printing! Full colour work, from invoice books, statements, programmes, wedding cards, school reports, advertising material, calendars and much more. Contact 015 309 9382. aug110__________________

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PEST CONTROL For all your pest control needs 0861 101 799 darron@gdgroup.co.za For a clean and healthy environment. Feb201________________ Litchi Trees Mauritius & Mcleans strong trees in 5L bags R20,00+ VAT per tree Large quantities contact Brian @ 083 306 0855 or 015 307 5240 jul111___________________ The BEST in Catering! Any function, any time! Contact Elna on 083 371 9190 or 082 833 7380. jul106___________________ For all your painting supplies, blinds, waterproofing and much more. Contact 015 307 5562. jul128__________________ Looking for 9.5mm Stone, 19mm Stone, Building sand and river sand, contact 083 500 4385. jul129__________________ We offer facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and couples treatments at our day spa. Phone for bookings 015 307 6220. 16B King Edward Drive. jul130__________________ Johan Jordaan 083 241 1880 Audio repairs DVD, TV + VCR repairs, spares + accessories, IC’s + TR’s We also do orders Plumbing For all your plumbing and general needs Phone Eugene 082 412 7594 Dec102_________________ Naledi store We buy & sell tools 015 307 6991 Jan102________________ You just thinner, younger, healther. Weight loss coach 076 346 1664 Nov503________________ Radiologist 4D ultrasound! Call: 015 291 2275 Nov517_________________ Boet Pretorius Elektries: Geen elektriese installasies is vir ons te groot of te klein nie, en geen plek is te naby of te ver nie. 015 307 3571 Webtuiste: www.pro-bou.co.za _________________ apr409 Nutsman Sweiswerk; swembadinstandhouding; voertuigherstelwerk en dienste. Billike tariewe. 015 307 7747 082 419 1230 __________________ jul207 Camelia Florist Specialize in: All types of functions/occasions/funeral flowers, home & office arrangements as well as wedding bouquets. Una 082 872 6214 __________________ mei308 Ons verpak & verseker landswyd, puik diens & lae pryse. Marlien 015 781 0637 of 083 252 8928. june401_______________

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Personal Persoonlik Palm Springs Care Centre provides assisted living, palliative care and respite care to patients in a well equipped 8 bed In-patient unit. The Care Centre is situated in the mountains overlooking Tzaneen, is run by qualified nursing staff with the services of medical practitioners and allied health personnel at hand. For more information please contact: Tel: 015 307 4823 E-mail: admin@palmsprings.org.za www. palmsprings.org.za jan314_______________

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Legals / Geregtelik MARULENG LAND USE MANAGEMENT SCHEME 2008 AMENDMENT SCHEME 31 We, Jacques du Toit & Associates, Town and Regional Planners, being the authorized agent of the owner of the property mentioned below, hereby give notice in terms of Section 56(1)(b) (i) of the Town-planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance 15 of 1986), that we have applied to the Maruleng Municipality for the amendment of the Maruleng Land Use Management Scheme 2008, by the rezoning of Erf 713 Hoedspruit Extension 6, situated in Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate from “Private Open Space” to

“Special for Equestrian Centre”, subject to conditions described in an Annexure. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Municipal Manager, Civic Centre, 65 Springbok Street, Hoedspruit, for a period of 28 days from 10 February 2012. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager at the above address or at PO Box 627, Hoedspruit, 1380, within a period of 28 days from 10 February 2012. Address of Agent: Jacques du Toit & Associates, PO Box 754, Tzaneen, 0850 feb201______________

MARULENG GRONDGEBRUIK SKEMA 2008 WYSIGINGSKEMA 31 Ons, Jacques du Toit & Medewerkers, Stadsen Streeksbeplanners, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van die eiendom hieronder genoem, gee hiermee ingevolge Artikel 56(1)(b)(I) van die Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe, 1986 (Ordonnansie 15 van 1986), kennis dat ons by die Maruleng Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het om die wysiging van die Maruleng Grondgebruikskema, 2008, deur die hersonering van Erf 713, Hoedspruit Uitbreiding 6, geleë te Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate van “Privaat Oop Ruimte” na

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“Spesiaal vir Ekwestriese Sentrum”, onderhewig aan voorwaardes vervat in ’n Bylae. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Munisipale Bestuurder, Burgersentrum, Springbokstraat 65, Hoedspruit, vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 10 Februarie 2012. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 10 Februarie 2012 skriftelik by of tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 627, Hoedspruit, 1380, ingedien of gerig word. Adres van agent: Jacques du Toit & Medewerkers, Posbus 754, Tzaneen, 0850

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www.bulletin.us.com EBENEZER MILE Mountain Yacht Club on 18 March. The first race is at 08:00 (3000 m), followed by the mile 10:00 for all female swimmers, and then at 11:30 for the male participants. Prize giving is at 13:00. Mile and 3000 m entries on www.entrytime.com are R100 and the 500 m swim is R75. Entries on the day will be charged at R125.

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Unity crowns their best Unity Primary School crowned their top athletes at their recent athletics day. In front are Modibe Ramalepe (senior Victor Ludorum) and Mveti Mkhabele. At the back are Trust Mongwe (junior Victor Ludorum), Lehutso Makwela (the champion of champions) and Vutomi Mkhabele.

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D’kloof hosts a wet Cock of the North In spite of the rain on Saturday the Cock of the North Tournament was played at Duiwelskloof Bowls Club on Sunday. This is a tournament played in the Impala District of Limpopo and it is a fours competition. The East team are members of Duiwelskloof, Tzaneen, Hoedspruit and Eiland and The West team are members of Polokwane, Louis Trichardt and Makhado Military Club. There were four ladies’ teams and four men’s teams. East won by 57. In front are Snowie J van Rensburg (Hoedspruit) and Erna Swanepoel (Duiwelskloof). Behind them are Louise Jansen (Tzaneen) and Louw Swanepoel (Duiwelskloof). In the third row are Laureth Otto (LT), Mari Volschenk (LT), Gerda J van Zyl (Tzaneen), Lorette Pretorius (Tzaneen) and Annelie J van Rensburg (Hoedspruit). At the back are Peter Maggs (Tzaneen), Pier Carocari (Duiwelskloof), Wells Payne (Tzaneen) and Doug Reed (Duiwelskloof).

Vossie-gholfster stof dames in Poloks uit Jannelize Bessenger, ’n kranige gholfspeler van die Hoërskool Ben Vorster, het onlangs in die Polokwane Ope Gholftoernooi vir dames gespeel. Dertig van Limpopo se beste spelers het deelgeneem. Sy het uitstekend gespeel en die toernooi gewen.

Ndzalama Twala and Lara Schutte of Tzaneen Primary School were the junior Victor and senior Victrix Ludorum at an athletics meeting at Drakensig in Hoedspruit on Saturday. LINKS: Die Laerskool Dr Annecke het onlangs hul atletiekbyeenkoms gehou. Die bekers vir die senior victor en victrix ludorum is aan Meyer Vorster en Rina Ndlovu toegeken. REGS: Die bekers vir die junior victor en victrix ludorum is aan Jack Baloyi en Ntsetselelo Sekhetane toegeken. Die Laerskool Duiwelskloof het Saterdag aan ‘n atletiekdag by Dr Annecke in Letsitele deelgeneem. Die Klofies het 83 medaljes losgehardloop. Roelien O’Neill het die beker vir die beste meisiesbaanatleet ontvang, Ruan Groenewald die beker vir die beste seunsveldatleet en Noko Malatji die beker vir die beste seunsbaanatleet asook die beste hekkiesatleet.

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Vossies kraai weer 7’s-koning Jean Aucamp

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Die Hoërskool Ben Vorster het hul sewesrugbytitel Saterdag suksesvol verdedig, toe hulle die Limpopo-ronde van vanjaar se @lantic 7’s-rugbyreeks, wat by Merensky gehou is, weer gewen het. Skole soos PHS, Waterkloof, Menlopark, Eldoraigne, Wonderboom en Pionier van Vryheid het ook kom meeding. Die Vossies het met die grotes, Menlopark en Eldoraigne, in hul groepwedstryde afgereken, voordat hulle in die eindstryd teen Middelburg met 26-12 gewen het. Die gasheer, Merensky, se pad was nog oop, totdat hulle teen Middelburg in die groepwedstryde vasgeval het. Die telling was 21-14. Hulle planne het van daar skeef begin loop en is met leë hande huis toe. Die span van Menlopark het ook ‘n bestendige vertoning gelewer, maar kon die Vossies in hul groepwedstryd net nie klop nie. Hulle is ook met silwerware beloon, toe hulle in die eindstryd om die plaat met Pionier afgereken het. Waterkloof, wat die wenner van hul groep was, is deur die Vossies in die half-

eindstryd om die beker afgeransel. Hulle het in die wedstryd om die derde plek teen Wonderboom gespeel en gemaklik gewen. ONDER: Grant Pinto trek sy rug hol om ’n Waterkloof-speler te fnuik. Hy is as die speler van die toernooi gekroon. Foto’s voorsien

Die Vossies vier hul oorwinning. Links staan mnr Chris de Nysschen, Ben Vorster se waarnemende hoof, en agter staan mnre André Hay en Ian van Heerden. Links voor kniel mnr Hein Wagner.

Stanford Lake College Merensky klop Ben makes it Vorster met tien paaltjies two titles in two weeks After having won the Independent Schools Athletic meeting in Polokwane last Saturday, Stanford Lake College won the Limpopo small schools athletic meeting on Saturday. Stanford won the meeting by more than 200 points over their closest rival, Heuwelkruin. The meeting was held at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Many of SLC’s athletes broke records which contributed to their overwhelming victory. LEFT: Stanford Lake College’s team captains Shaun Lamminga and Lori Hyde.

Calling all hockey players! Come and join the Unicorn Hockey Club on Wednesday evenings at 17:30 AT Unicorn’s pavillion for some social fun or try out for the Limpopo league. Players must be older than 16 years. League matches are played on Sundays in Tzaneen. The Limpopo League is comprised of teams from Tzaneen, Polokwane, Messina, Levubu, Louis Trichardt, Phalaborwa and the University of Limpopo. Matches start on 11 March, so don’t delay, start today! Contact Sasha (083 469 7708) or Zelda (082 415 0510).

Die draakstekery wat gewoonlik in ligte in Merensky se beurt was Tian Koekemoer luim tussen Merensky en Ben Vorster ont- (16 lopies) en Aubrey Louw (19 lopies). staan wanneer hul eerste krieketspanne Hulle het die Plasies se lopies in sewe boulmekaar pak, het Saterdag geen behoorlike beurte aangeteken en die wedstryd met tien paaltjies gewen. kans gekry nie. Intussen is Tian Koekemoer vir die LimIn hul Super 18-kragmeting wat op die Merensky-ovaal gespeel is, het Merensky popo Impalaspan gekies. Die Impala’s die loot gewen, die Vossies ingestuur om neem van vandag tot Dinsdag aan die Plateerste te kolf en hulle vir ’n skamele 32 telandse Krieketweek wat in Oos-London lopies in die sewentiende boulbeurt uitge- gehou word, deel. haal. Steven Herbst het die een paaltjie na die ander laat kantel en vier paaltjies in agt beurte vir die verlies van tien lopies ingepalm. Thomas Ngwenya het nie op hom laat wag nie en het twee paaltjies in drie beurte vir die verlies van nege lopies laat kantel. BO: Aubrey Louw moker die bal grens toe in Saterdag se kragmeting Foto’s voorsien Die sterkolwers teen Ben Vorster. REGS is Tian Koekemoer.

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