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The Greater Tzaneen Municipality’s unspoken boycott of this newspaper has once again been made apparent by their spokesperson’s refusal to answer questions sent by us in official media enquiries. On Tuesday, Neville Ndlala finally responded to an email enquiry we sent to his office on the 19th of February. We quite literally had to plead with him weekly for a response. The email in question contained many questions directly related to the current electrical crisis Tzaneen and surrounding areas finds itself in. Previous inquiries on the topic were shot down and labelled as personal attacks on the Electrical Department chief, Sam Lelope. We have had to water down our questions as Ndlala previously stated in a telephonic discussion “I don’t understand why you are asking about Lelope’s qualifications or about transformers and re-closers, they have nothing to do with the situation and you should ask questions related to the bigger problem, for us to answer.” This time round we obliged, and instead of asking the technical questions which seem to be a sore point for the GTM’s electrical department (and their communications officer), we asked about the GTM’s plans for a solution to the crippling situation. We wanted to know if there was a five year plan in place, if there were enough funds allocated in the new budget to upgrade and stabilize the grid, and whether Sam Lelope was a qualified electrical engineer. “Please be specific in terms of your questions, you can also refer some to our IDP and Budget

which is available on our website,” Ndlala responded. “Sam Lelope meets the minimum criteria set out for the position he occupies, I don’t see the relevance of the question that you are raising. Please make me understand why he needs to be a registered engineer?” Well, how much more specific would like us to be? We asked a very simple, straight forward question regarding the municipality’s plans to restore power to their rate payers. Asking why the head of the Electrical Engineering department should be a qualified and registered engineer is self-explanatory. Is there a five year plan? No comment. Has sufficient funds been allocated for the upgrades and stabilization of the grid? No comment. What is the reason for the current spate of power outages which have become progressively worse? No comment. Is it true that the Tarentaalrand Sub-Station is currently only operating two transformers instead of three as it is required to run? No comment. In the meantime Bulletin has been forced to circumnavigate this spokesperson for our information which we feel the public must have access to. We have found that a third transformer has in fact been installed at Tarentaalrand and is currently being tested to determine whether it is stable. Furthermore we have also established that the power outages experienced by residents in Yamorna, Hamawasha, Agatha and Pompa-

galana, is because all these areas are supplied by the Agatha sub-station. This is because the transformer at Yamorna sub-station has been out of order for close on a year. Apparently this transformer will now be replaced this week. Due to the efforts (unspoken and fervently denied) of the GTM’s communications department to prevent the access of information pertinent to very serious matters, we have not been able to attain any further information regarding the mess we, as citizens of the apathetic municipal management team, have to deal with daily. One glimmer of empty hope does however make its appearance upon this stage of indisposition. In his rather open-ended response to our enquiries, Ndlala stated that residents can lodge complaints for compensation with the GTM in the case of appliances damaged or destroyed by the frequent power outages. “In terms of service disruption we have a redress mechanism in a form of a call centre and technicians on stand-by who attend to complaints from residents. Those who lose equipment or perishable goods due to municipal negligence and have proof of such are welcomed to lodge claims with our finance department,” he said. You can reach the Acting Chief Financial Officer, Andre le Grange, on 015-307-8060 or 082-322-5388. The Electrical Engineering chief, Sam Lelope, can be reached on 015-307-8162 or 083-450-8732. — Joe Dreyer

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Die wiel draai, al draai hy soms stadig. ‘n Maand gelede het Bulletin ‘n foto van ‘n verdagte voertuig oor sosiale media geplaas en ons gemeenskap gemaan om te help soek na dié voertuig. Dit is vermoed dat die wit Ford bakkie betrokke was by die diefstal van selfoontoring-batterye ter waarde van sowat R60 000. Die diefstal van hierdie batterye is ‘n baie groot probleem in die groter Tzaneen area met booswigte wat weekliks toeslaan op die torings in die area. Die batterye weeg sowat 68kg met ‘n beraamde waarde van sowat R4800. Volgens inligting ontvang deur van die selfoon maatskappye se interne ondersoekspanne, word hierdie batterye in Zimbabwe en Mozambiek vir tussen R2 000 en R5 000-stuk weer verkoop. Eergister (Woensdag) is die verdagte voertuig in die parkeerterrein van die Tzaneen Lifestyle sentrum deur Bulletin se bemarkingsbestuurder, Jacques Smuts, opgemerk. Hy het dadelik die nommerplaat en beskrywing bevestig en sekuriteitsmaatskappye,

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asook vir Hentie Oosthuizen van MTN in kennis gestel. “Ek het my eie motor gebruik om die verdagte voertuig vas te parkeer en gewag vir sekuriteitspersoneel om op te daag. Terwyl ek wag het ek twee SAP voetuie gemerk wat deur die parkeerterrein beweeg en het hulle toe gaan stop en gevra vir hulp,” het Smuts verduidelik. “Die polisiebeamptes het toe die voertuig ingewag en gevolg tot oorkant die sentrum by die Sasol vulstasie langs die R71 waar hulle die manne vasgetrek het.” Hentie Oosthuizen, wat verantwoordelik is vir die instanthouding van 137 selfoontoring-persele in die Mopani distrik, het oomblikke later op die toneel aangekom. Hy het intussen ook vir Jurg van Rensburg en sy seun Llewellyn in kennis gestel. Van Rensburg is verantwoordelik vir die instanthouding van meer as 180 Vodacom selfoontorings in dieselfde area. “Dit is ‘n stryd,” het Oosthuizen vertel. “Elke maand kos diefstal van batterye ons derduisende, indien nie miljoene, Rande.

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Elke keer wanneer diewe toeslaan, steel hulle tussen 12 en 16 batterye van ‘n perseel af. Dit kos ons duisende Rande om die batterye te vervang en dan nog ook die herstelwerk aan die heinings en die perseel self. Hierdie was vir ons in die industrie nog ‘n oorwinning en ons bedank graag vir Jacques vir sy vinnige optrede en die polisie wat uitstekend gereageer het en uiteindelik die manne vasgetrek het.” Vier verdagtes is gearresteer en sal binnekort in die Tzaneen Landroshof verskyn. Daar is in een van die verdagtes se broeksakke, ‘n bos sleutels gevind wat hom toegang tot enige selfoontoring-perseel in die land sou verleen. Teen druktyd is dit nog nie seker waar die man die sleutels verkry het nie aangesien dit nie gesnyde sleutels is nie, maar offisiële MTN uitgerykte sleutels is. Die sleutels het selfs MTN se reeksnommers op gegrafeer. Die polisie se provinsiale woordvoerder, Lt Kol Moatshe Ngoepe, het bevestig dat die mans inhegtenis geneem is en tans in aanhouding is. — Joe Dreyer Foto deur: Willie & Mariette Source: Information updated: 2/4/2018

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Botched tender project costs airfield Aerial photographs of the runway at Tzaneen airfield show the damage caused by the shoddy workmanship of a contractor awarded a R1.7m refurbishment tender. INSERT: Close up views of the curbstones which were incorrectly installed and the erosion on the edges of the landing strip. Photos: Joe Dreyer

Tzaneen airfield’s runway is currently an accident waiting to happen. In August last year, a R1.7 million tender was awarded to a company by the name of Modulaodira Trading, for the refurbishment of the airfield. The project deadline was December 2017. As it currently stands, the work is not completed, the money has allegedly been spent and an established local contractor, Quality Plant Hire, has now been appointed to complete the project. Not only has the work not been completed, but the appointed contractor seemingly failed in the most menial of tasks associated with the rehabilitation project – the installation of concrete curb stones. Our sources have revealed that the curb stones were installed the wrong way around. Meaning that the sharp edges are now facing the tarmac and can cause serious damage to the aircraft landing gear. Because of the shoddy workmanship associated with the rest of the project, the landing strip has now started deteriorating after the recent rainfall. Sand has washed onto the tarmac and the surface beneath is eroding. Pilots and members of the airfield’s aeronautical club are outraged. “Not only was the work done here, not at all on an acceptable standard, but also not what we required in terms of rehabilitation,” explained Neil Marx of the Tzaneen Aeronautical club. “We urgently needed the run-

way to be resealed. In our own capacity we obtained a quote from a reputable contractor who could have done the job for R1.6 million. Now, this contractor was appointed by the GTM for R1.7 million and the most important part of the project has not even been touched, in fact it is now worse than before. And now, Quality Plant Hire has been appointed to help fix this mess at an extra fee.” The entire project needs to be redone and our information alleges that it will be at a fee of R700 000. This means that a project which could have saved the GTM close on R100 000, now effectively costs them in the region of R800 000 more. Coupled to the six months’ time delay, the mismanagement of this project has now cost municipal rate payers dearly. Reportedly, the decision making process of the GTM has seen similar mishaps at the airfield in the past. We received information that in 2016, an amount of R600 000 was allegedly paid to a contractor for refurbishment at the airfield. But, said contractor erected a 600 metre long concrete palisade fencing. The fence is similar to the one erected and now subsequently destroyed, at a cost of R1 million, in the Tzaneen CBD opposite the taxi rank. “We could have used that money to do some seriously needed maintenance to the facilities at this airfield. Instead now we have

this funny looking short piece of concrete fence at the end of the runway which really doesn’t serve any purpose.” In our attempts to track down and speak to Modulaodira Trading, we discovered that there existed no less than five closed corporations trading under that name. Modulaodira Trading and Projects cc, Modulaodira Trading 17cc, Modulaodira Trading 18cc, Modulaodira Trading 22cc and Modulaodira Trading 47cc. On the GTM’s website the awarded bid register only lists the awardee as Modulaodira Trading.

We contacted the first name on the list and spoke to a lady by the name of Gretchen who is based in Gauteng and specialises in catering for birthday parties, weddings and other events. She had no idea of any Tzaneen project which her company could be involved in. The rest of the listed corporations had no contact details. There were no websites for any of these entities either. We once again compiled a list of questions to the spokesperson of the GTM, Neville Ndlala, but considering that we are still waiting for answers media enquiries dating back to February, we do not expect a timeous response from his office. We contacted Quality Plant Hire for their comment, which they have assured us they would provide in due course. At the time of going to print we had received no further usable information. Let us know your thoughts on the awarding of tenders to obviously unskilled contractors when Tzaneen has reputable, well-established companies who should be awarded these types of projects instead. Talk to us at — Joe Dreyer

Nòg ‘n transito roof in Tzaneen ‘n Transito roof in die laatmiddag ure, net buite Tzaneen, het die gemeenskap Dinsdag op hol gehad. Omstreeks 18:00 het die eerste boodskap oor sosiale kletsgroepe versprei. Dit was ‘n man wat om hulp vra nadat hy na bewering ‘n transito roof voor hom sien gebeur het. Polisie en verskeie sekuriteitsfirmas is ontbied. Hulle egter te laat op die toneel afgekom. Die bende het in twee voertuie, ‘n blou golf en ‘n wit Mercedes gevlug en steeds soek. Ooggetuies het aan Bulletin vertel hoe die groep mans die verkeer op die Deerpark pad gestop terwyl die roof aan die gang was. “Die ouens was so kalm,” vertel een ooggetuie. “Hulle het

geskiet nie, maar is ernstig beseer toe die trok van die pad af gerol het nadat sy bande stukkend geskiet is. In daardie voorval is R6 miljoen gebuit. Teen druktyd was daar steeds geen arrestasies nie en die polisie volg blykbaar nog leidrade op. Die gemeenskap voel teleurgesteld en kwaad. Oor sosiale media het ‘n magdom Tzaneeners hul frustrasie uiting gee deur die polisie daarvan te beskuldig dat nie genoeg gedoen word om hierdie rooftogte stop te sit nie. Veral nie in ‘n omgewing berug vir hierdie tipe misdrywe nie. — Joe Dreyer

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I wanted to spare them heartache “People can judge me and call me hurtful things all they want, but they should then be sure and raise their case with God too.” This was the response by Pastor Kobus van Staden following an incident which caused an uproar over social media this week. On Monday morning Van Staden was captured by CCTV discarding a bag near a dustbin at the entrance gate of a business in Phalaborwa’s industrial area. In the video he can be seen attempting to empty the contents of the bag into a dustbin, before throwing the bag onto the gate of Firemed & Safety Phalaborwa. An employee of this company contacted the SPCA the following morning after they went to inspect the bag and found inside it the remains of a deceased puppy. “We were not sure whether the animal was dead at the time it was discarded here, but this is not the right way to go about disposing of a carcass in any event.”

The SPCA arrived at the scene and removed the carcass in order to dispose of it in the proper way. The video was circulated over social media and within an hour the man had been identified as Pastor Kobus van Staden of El Shaddai Ministries. We gave him a call to hear his side of the story. “We owned two of these puppies and both of them fell ill from tick-bite fever. We managed to nurse one of the pups into good health, but sadly the other one passed away this weekend. My children were visiting us and my grandchildren were away on a church camp. I did not want them to see the dead puppy when they returned and so I decided to dispose of the animal before their return,” Van Staden explained. “I placed the carcass inside a dogfood bag and drove to the nearest dustbin.” According to him, he thought he would save the children from he art-

ache at returning home to find one of their puppies had died. He did not know how to dispose of the animal’s remains and

was running out of time so he felt that the logical thing to do would be to find a dustbin. “I knew that the municipal rubbish truck would come and collect the garbage the following morning and they would then find the animal’s remains and dispose of it correctly. I apologize that this may have upset

certain folk, but it was not my intention. It just made sense at the time.” Unfortunately this action has attracted some hurtful remarks from his community with some citizens calling for his prosecution. The SPCA in Phalaborwa’s Andy Condogianis, explained that though not the desired manner to deal with a dead animal, Van Staden cannot be prosecuted as the animal was already dead. “We paid a visit to the home of Mr Van Staden and we found that all of his other animals were in good health. We reprimanded him for not bringing the carcass to the SPCA and he has vowed never to do this again.” Pastor Van Staden and his family are reported to be very active members of the Phalaborwa community and regularly reach out to the impoverished.“If I was such a heartless barbarian, why would I be dedicating my life to helping the needy on a daily basis? According to certain members of the community, the family does a lot of good within the community and his actions should not be judged so harshly. Let us know what you think by sending an email to joe@bulletin. The video can be seen on our Facebook page @FarNorthBulletin. — Joe Dreyer

INSERT: The body of the puppy Van Staden discarded. ABOVE: Screengrab of the CCTV footage showing Van Staden attempting to discard the body in a dustbin in the industrial area.

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So word jy deur GTM geïgnoreer Dit is nou al meer as ‘n maand wat die motoriste in Tzaneen met die haglike toestand van die dorp se paaie moet worstel. Die munisipaliteit gee duidelik nie om oor die honderde klagtes wat hul kant toe gegooi word nie – en nog minder gee hul om oor die weeklikse negatiewe kommentaar deur hierdie publikasie. In Februarie het ons ‘n video op ons webtuiste en oor ons Facebook-blad gepubliseer wat wys hoe die padoppervlakte in Claude

Wheatley Straat heeltemal verbrokkel het. Ons het selfs ‘n paar Tzaneen munisipale voertuie gewaar wat sukkelend deur die slaggate moes navigeer om anderkant veilig uit te kom. Intussen het ons menigmale navrae aan die munisipale segsman deurgestuur en hom gevra om aan die gemeenskap te verduidelik waarom die paaie nie in stand gehou word nie. Dalk is daar ‘n maklik verklaarbare rede? Ons sou nie kon sê nie aangesien ons navrae steeds ongeantwoord bly.

Twee dae of so na ons video, het die munisipaliteit ‘n paar van die slaggate by hierdie Claude Wheatley-kruising met sakkies “kits-teer” toegestop. Nog ‘n paar dae later en die selfde gate was weereens oop gery. ‘n 44-Galon drom is toe in een van die gate gesit om motoriste te waarsku oor die gevaar wat wag. Ons het ‘n foto van die drom geplaas en dié is die volgende dag toe verwyder – maar die slaggate het gebly. Hierdie week het ons die pad weer besoek en die fotos wys dit lyk nou erger. Inteendeel is daar nou nie net meer gate nie, maar die bestaandes het gegroei. Niks word gedoen nie. Ons het weer met die segsman

gepraat om te probeer uitvind hoekom die situasie nie opgelos word nie. Ons wag nog vir sy antwoorde. Intussen word motoriste gemaan om versigtig deur die kruising by Claude Wheatley en Koedoe Straat te ry. Party van die gate is tweemaal die grote van ‘n standaard motorband en mag tot groot skade aan u voertuig ly. In een van ons vorige berigte is daar aan Bulletin vertel dat vergoeding vir skade aan persoonlike eiendom van die munisipaliteit af geis kan word, indien dit bewys kan word dat die skade as gevolg van die munisipaliteit se nalatigheid opgedoen is. — Joe Dreyer


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Die oppervlakte van die pad deur die kruising by Claude Wheatley Straat en Koedoe Straat.



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“I have been employed as a casual labourer for 24 years here at Checkers.” Another striking Checkers Tzaneen employee has a similar situation, working as a casual for 12 years. A group of these employees have embarked on a legal strike this week and though reports at the time suggested that Phalaborwa protestors assaulted shoppers of this national retailer, the strike action at Lifestyle centre was peaceful. At the very least, it dissipated possibly due to the scorching sun and the demarcated area the strikers were afforded to hold their picketing in being situated in the middle of the parking area. The picketing at both Checkers in Lifestyle Centre and Shoprite in the Tzaneng Mall was arranged with both centre managers and the unions. The South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) provided Shoprite Checkers with a 48-hour formal notice of a limited duration country-wide protected strike. The

strike action was scheduled from Wednesday the 28th of March, to Friday, the 30th of march. Both stores were operating at full capacity and shoppers commented over social media that in many cases they felt the service at the tills had substantially improved. “We do not want to disrupt anyone or cause damages to property. That is not our aim. We will however remain at the entrance to the centres and let our voices be heard. All we want is what is due to us, including some of these people who have worked for the company their entire lives and have never received full time employment.” The national retailer has for the most part remained mum on the strike action and the allegations of poor employment conditions for their workers. At the time of going to print it was business as usual at the Tzaneen stores. — Joe Dreyer


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Granny’s Grumbles – April Fool’s Day

Many years ago, I made an appointment to see my doctor. Upon arrival I was told that he had become ill but I could see his partner. Now I am fully aware that doctors are not fond of patients who self-diagnose, but I had a history of bladder problems so suggested tentatively that that could be the problem. He didn’t argue but suggested that I have a malaria check anyway. After the necessary investigations had taken place he agreed with my diagnosis and said he would write me out a prescription. While he was scribbling away on his pad he said that it often helped if one also

douched with spirits. The only spirits that I could think of were methylated, but surely he couldn’t mean that! So I asked - he said yes and carried on writing. To say I was dumbstruck was no exaggeration. Eventually after a long and pregnant pause I managed to ask if he didn’t think it would burn. “Yes – probably – but not on April fool’s Day”. I laughed so much I nearly cried and he looked happy. He said he had woken up at 4 am and hadn’t been able to go back to sleep so had spent his time trying to figure out a couple of jokes for the day and the first one had backfired. He had suggested to his first patient (who obviously had no sense of humour) that she have a couple of double whiskies prior to settling down for the night. Before he had a chance to let her know it was a joke she had slammed out of his office with a few parting shots about reporting him to the Medical Council since she had never touched alcohol in her life. Some years later I was caught by a young computer boffin at work, who obviously realised that I was the least qualified computer user in the division. I had just started up my computer when it started making gurgling sounds that sounded like water running down a plughole and a sign flashed across the screen “FATAL ERROR”. I rushed off to find the young computer whiz-kid who

looked very worried and asked if I had ever dropped a cup of coffee on to the monitor – I assured him I hadn’t, but he insisted somebody had dropped liquid on the computer – why else would there be a gurgling sound. After a lot of fiddling around, he said he had to go, but suggested I switch off everything – wait for ten minutes and then restart. If it still wasn’t working I could contact him. I did as suggested and in large letters across the screen came the words ‘APRIL FOOL’. Very often April fool jokes backfire and a classic example of this was the day a crowd of artisans decided to take the mickey out of James who was the newest member of the team. He was told to look out for a troop of baboons which regularly visited the division during the afternoon. When they arrived he was to phone the Administration Manager and tell him that the baboons had arrived. Since he was an avid photographer he had asked that he should be informed the next time they were there. James dutifully phoned the said manager with the news that the baboons had arrived and he had been told by the artisans that the Administration Manager was keen to photograph them. Smelling a rat, the manager arrived, complete with camera, lined up all the artisans, snapped a few shots and called them the baboon troop in the next issue of the Mining Magazine.

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Groep 5 Country & Boere Orkes tree 6 April 2018 op by Safari Pub & Grill vanaf 19:00 teen R80.00 per persoon. Vir meer inligting skakel Andrew by 073 773 1396 of John by 063 949 2014.

Tzaneen Besigheids Liga 12 April Die Tzaneen Rolbal Klub Besigheids Liga word aangebied elke Donderdag vanaf 12 April 2018 tot 10 Mei 2018 vanaf 17:30 teen R600.00 per span. Vir meer inligting skakel Carine Chadwick by 083 444 8313.

Tzaneen Dirt Dash 21 April The Dirt Dash presented by Tzaneen Care Group will be held on 21 April 2018 at Magoebaskloof Adventures from 09:00. Tickets available at www. For more information contact Melissa Strydom on 078 621 7405 or email


Tzaneen Koraalboom 26-29 April 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 Tzaneen Ged. 241

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Haenertsburg Food, Wine & Beer Festival 28 & 29 April

The Haenertsburg Food, Wine and Beer Festival will be held on 28 & 29 April 2018. Tickets available at Visit www. For more information contact 082 370 8567 oe email mara@

Tzaneen Animal Workshop 2 May

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Wow! Easter has come and has gone! In today’s life Easter has for many lost its true meaning, it has become just another long weekend. A time to take a break away from the normal humdrum of life. Then we get people rushing to get to their holiday destination, giving little thought to the speed they travel and we have mayhem on the roads. Often people have little, if any, consideration for their fellow travellers. Many die over this weekend because of the way they, or others act. Are we all guilty in one way or the other? For Christians, this is a time to contemplate, to pray and to celebrate the death of our Saviour. However, we often forget the true meaning behind this celebration. One of the main concerns is do we actually believe that Christ died for us? Or are doing this because we have been told it is the right thing to do? A great deal of emphasis is placed on Christ’s death on the cross, but often it is not the main reason for celebration, the fact that He rose again is g of utmost importance. Jesus rose again because He had conquered death and death was no longer to be feared. We too should not be afraid of death, if we have accepted Christ as our Saviour, we know that although our earthly life has ended our eternal life will continue. When at last we stand in front of Jesus and He asks why He should allow us to continue on our journey, we should not try to justify it by our good deeds, but rather to admit that we are sinners and that we are repentant. Jesus is fully aware of what we did on earth and He needs to know that we love Him and him alone. As we move along after this Holy time, let us all re-examine our faith and see where we can improve on things that are wrong in our life. Remember, that you are not alone in your struggles, there is always someone out there who will be there for you and you can always rely on our Heavenly Father for the support you need. Be of good faith, be blest and trust in Him who loves. Remember He chose you.

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War over Month-end cited in Easter deaths open land in Khujwan There is a silent dispute over land in the Khujwan area where settling in the area remains uncertain. This follows after stands which were offered by the Nkuna Traditional Authority headmen, were demolished by the Batlhabine ba Mogoboya headmen arguing they should be paid money for the stands because the land belongs to them legally. As a result of the problem over the ownership of the land, members of the community who are buying stands find themselves in trouble because they are not compensated when they had lost property in such incidents. A complainant told Bulletin that he bought a stand from the Khujwana headmen for R3 000 but was confused when another headman came to him and demanded to be paid money for the stand allocated to him. The man said that when he approached the headman who sold him the stand, he was told that they could not help him because the person who allocated the stand was not around. “When I failed to convince the headman that I would pay them money for the stand, I was shocked to find that the fence of my yard had been removed and thrown away. When we report to the police no action was taken.” said the complainant. According to a community member from Khujwana who is involved in the allocation of stands in the area, the matter came to a head after the cemetery in Lenyenye became full and land was slotted from the traditional leaders nearby. That sparked a dispute as to who actually owned the land between Moime and Khujwana village. He said a meeting was held at the Muhlaba headkraal where it was reported to all headmen that the area on the Eastern side of the Khujwana tar road belonged to the Bathlabine community. Thereafter a village was established to separate the two areas. Subsequently, sites were allocated to members of the public at a fee, but when they arrived at Khujwana, a dispute arose as the headmen from those areas could not tolerate the annexation of their area. The walls which were built to announce that stands were on sale and that only who those who could build houses were allowed to purchase there, were demolished. This was followed by the destruction of structures found in stands allocated by the Khujwana headmen. According to an eye witness, the fences and some structures were demolished during the day and owners of the stands were alerted in time so they could remove their furniture before demolishing could take place. He said the headmen who claimed to have been sent by the Bathlabine traditional authority said they are planning to call a meeting to announce the new developments. However, comment could not be obtained from the two warring parties as each refused to speak to us using own name. This came in the wake of the government resolving to take the land from the control of the traditional leaders, so it could be better used for the development of own communities. The municipality could not be reached for comment. — Jan Mafetsa

The Limpopo Department of Transport has blamed the month-end fever as one of the factors that contributed to the high number of accidents in Limpopo. It is reported that most of the accidents did not happen on the main roads, but on the roads and streets inside villages and townships. Most fatalities were caused by fatigue, and reckless driving emanating from drinking and driving. Head of Department, Jan Mulaudzi, said the first accident involved a head on collision at Hoedspruit where an overtaking motorist hit another vehicle and two people died instantly. During a patrol he was part of on Saturday, 36 fatalities were reported including two deaths of passengers and a pedestrian who was knocked over by a motorist. He attributed the fatalities to fatigue caused by long-time driving, reckless drivers

who just got on the road without checking due the influence of alcohol, and pedestrians who cross the major roads either intoxicated, or after exiting public transport. He said given that it was month-end weekend and most people had money, people would just hit the road either as pedestrians or drivers intoxicated. Mulaudzi added that the numbers were small compared to last year, but urged the public to remain conscious on the road. He further said that about 200 people were arrested for drinking and driving and were due to appear in court soon. However, MEC for Transport, Makoma Makhurupetsi has described the high number of deaths occurring when a taxi in involved in an accident as a death too many. Makhurupetsi said that by Monday, the number of people who died in Limpopo

stood at 57. She said these included 17 drivers, 29 passengers and twelve pedestrians. She described the most gruesome accident as the one involving a pedestrian who was knocked by a bus on the R17 on Monday. She said the bus was knocked at the back by a taxi and it knocked a pedestrian and the taxi driver died instantly. The MEC who is accused by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for misusing state money to buy promotional airtime, also blamed the state of the roads throughout the province, arguing they are small and incapable of accommodating all the vehicles on the road. She added that she would contact the office of the premier and ask for more funds so the state of the provincial roads could get a new face. — Jan Mafetsa


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Tony Cawood, Leo-né Du Preez-Cawood and Gene and Ruan Du Preez at the entrance to the classy new guesthouse in honour of their mother, Isobel Du Preez, who passed away last year.

Isobel remembered A strikingly gorgeous new guesthouse opened its doors in the scenic tourist town of Phalaborwa last week. The classy new establishment offers visitors to the Kruger National Park a welcome reprieve from the hustle of the airports as a reward to a journey much deservedly travelled. The guesthouse is situated at 26 Sperwer Street and bookings can be made telephonically by

contacting Marilize Nel on 082-462-6886 or 015-781-3691. Alternatively one can contact the guesthouse via email at Owners of the guesthouse, Ruan and Gene Du Preez are long-time residents of the sleepy mining town and prominent socialites in many of the local circles. The guesthouse was birthed as a token of appreciation to a woman many in town regarded as a true stalwart of kindness and compassion. Isobel Du Preez passed away late last year after a short sickbed and left a vacancy within the community not easily filled. The guesthouse will stand as memorial to the life and ethics of one of Phalaborwa’s most loved residents.

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Vegan lifestyle under the spotlight With all the hysteria surrounding listeria, now is the time to re-evaluate your eating habits and perhaps incorporate a more plantbased lifestyle. About a year ago, the then chef of the Magoebaskloof Hotel left vegan chocolate ice cream in the Pot & Plow fridge for consumption. Locals, who were told it was a vegan ice cream, wrinkled up their noses in disgust and refused to even try the product. Those who weren’t told it was a vegan ice cream absolutely loved the smooth chocolate taste. Made with avos, a product so available in this area, one actually could not tell that this was a plant-based ice cream. The world ‘vegan’ seems to conjure up disgust amongst the meat eating millions. Those in the know are moving away from that

word and now refer to the lifestyle as ‘plant-based living’. By all accounts bacon is what stops many meat eating people from going plant-based. Biltong is also a product most South Africans say they can’t live without. Some people have realised that eating lamb and veal means they’re eating an animal’s baby. A horrendous thought. Common complaints are. I can’t go vegan. It’s too expensive. Unless you hunt for your meat, meat prices are much higher than staple vegan dishes using lentils and a variety of beans. The link between chronic diseases and meat is well documented. What about cow’s milk? Cow’s milk is for calves not humans. There are many substitutes for cow’s milk including soya, almond and rice milk.

From where do I get my protein if I don’t eat meat? First of all, no one needs huge amounts of protein. Provided you follow a balanced vegan lifestyle, you’ll get all the protein you need. Bulletin received a Christmas present - the definitive vegan baking book by famed American baker Gretchen Price. Two staffers decided to bake and video the Fudgy Triple-Chocolate Drip Cake. Eggs were replaced with flax meal, cocoa powder replaced milk-based chocolates and soya milk was used. It was easy peasy and absolutely delicious. Check out the video on the Bulletin youtube channel.

The delicious vegetable curry with sambals at the Iron Crown in Haenertsburg.

Above: Breakfast consists of a variety of fruits with pumpkin seeds, nuts and half a freshly squeezed lemon. Right: The definitive vegan baking book.

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Laeveld Laerskole Netbaltoernooi Vossies presteer by SA’s Dit is vir Hoërskool Ben Vorster ‘n eer om die 3de agtereenvolgende jaar gasheer te speel vir die Laeveld laerskole Netbaltoernooi vanaf 6-7 April 2018. Hierdie toernooi lok jaarliks laerskole vanoor die hele Limpopo en Mpumalanga om hulle te kom slyp vir die seisoen wat voorlê. Die toernooi-direkteur, Charmaine Beetge, reël hierdie toernooi sedert 2016 en wys daarop dat gedurende 2016 daar 12 skole, 40 spanne en 380 spelers en beamptes was, wat dit bygewoon het. Hierdie jaar is daar 14 skole, 61 spanne en 595 spelers en beamptes. Ouderdomme van O/10 tot O/13 neem aan die toernooi deel. Hierdie is die enigste toernooi vir laerskole in Suid-Afrika, wat vanaf O/10 tot O/13 spannetjies toelaat om te speel. Die toernooi gee ook ‘n ekonomiese

inspuiting aan die dorp deur ouers wat van akkommodasie, in en om die dorp, gebruik maak. Dit is egter nié maklik om hierdie toernooi sonder borgskappe aan te bied nie! Dit sal verwelkom word as u instansies belang sou stel om betrokke te raak. Die publiek word hartlik uitgenooi om die toernooi by te woon, wat die 6de April om 07h30 afskop en op die 7de om 16h00 tot ‘n einde sal kom. Baie dankie en sterkte aan die volgende skole wat hierdie jaar deelneem: Laerskool Tzaneen, Unicorn Primary, Laerskool Duiwelskloof, Laerskool Phalaborwa Noord, Laerskool Mariepskop, Laerskool Drakensig, Laerskool Laeveld, Laerskool Lydenburg, Laerskool Pietersburg-Suid, Laerskool Messina, Laerskool Louis Trichardt, Laerskool Julian Muller, Laerskool Warmbad en Curro Heuwelkruin.

Charmaine Beetge Toernooi-direkteur

Die SA-Hoërskole atletiekkampioenskappe het op 21 tot 24 Maart 2018 te PUK McArthur atletiekstadion in Potchefstroom plaasgevind. Twee van die Vossie-atlete het aan hierdie prestige byeenkoms deelgeneem en puik presteer. Jolandi van der Merwe, Dogters O/17, 7de in spiesgooi met ‘n afstand van 41,73m. Dilan Rossouw, Seuns O/15, 19de in 200m geëindig uit 22 atlete. Die Vossies is super trots op julle! Baie geluk aan die atlete asook hul afrigters.

Jolandi van der Merwe

Vossie-skuts neem deel aan SA-spanproewe

Voor: Myburgh Botha, Isak Joubert, Zack Verster, Cleonesh Kotze en Johandre le Roux. Agter: Mareli Delport, Hano Sliep en Maryke Basson.

Die Vossie-skyfskietspan het die afgelope naweek in Florida, Johannesburg, deelgeneem aan die eerste rondte proewe. Die kompetisie het oor twee dae gestrek en daar was gedugte opponente van vyf streke met 111 skuts wat deelgeneem het. Hano Sliep: O/21, het ‘n derde plek algeheel gehaal en ‘n derde plek in die 10m-staan afdeling. Hano se 3P-telling was 545/600 en 343/400 vir die 10m-staan en 1427/1600 algeheel. Zack Verster: O/21, het ‘n 15de plek uit 27 skuts behaal met ‘n telling van 520/600 en 1348 uit 1600 algeheel. Johandre le Roux O/21, was 17de uit 27 skuts met ‘n telling van 521/600 en 1329/1600 In die O/16-ouderdom is Maryke Basson as die kampioen bekroon in al die afdelings. Sy was in die eerste plek en wenner van al die afdelings met ‘n totaal van 544/600 in die 3P 347/400 en in 10 m-staan. Algeheel het sy 1428/1600 punte geskiet. Mareli Delport 0/16 is 15de met 1283 punte, Nicolene Botha het 1102, Isak Joubert het 1033, Myburgh Botha het 981 en Clonesh Kotze 975 punte behaal. Dit is met afwagting dat die span uitsien na die uitnodiging, wat sal bepaal wie genooi word vir die volgende rondte proewe. Die SA-span, wat by die finale proewe aangewys word, sal Bisley in Engeland in Augustus besoek.

Redenaarskompetisie 2018 Die Vossies het op 5 Maart die jaarlikse junior- en op 8 Maart die senior redenaarskompetisie gehou. Die wenners het hul staal gewys en die uitslae was as volg: Juniors Voorbereid – 1ste Franco Venter, 2de Riegardt Denysschen en 3de Brenda Hermann. Juniors Onvoorbereid – 1ste Helandré Venter, 2de Jarike Stapelberg en 3de Esmi Nortjé.

Seniors Voorbereid – 1ste Malaika Coetzer, 2de James Vorster en 3de Jana Oberholzer. Seniors Onvoorbereid – 1ste Thys Nortjé, 2de Anzeret Scheeprs en 3de Nicola Joubert. Die volgende leerders gaan aan die streeksuitdunne te Polokwane op 24 en 25 April 2018 deelneem: Juniors: Franco Venter, Brenda Hermann,

Riegardt Denysschen, Helandré Venter, Jarike Stapelberg, Esmi Nortjé, Shaun Ndlopfu en Anika Bezuidenhout. Seniors Malaika Coetzer, James Vorster, Jana Oberholzer, Zinnia du Plessis, Zoé Jacobs, Donna-Marie Venter, Thys Nortjé, Anzeret Scheepers, Nicola Joubert, Christine Fourie, Mienkie Stone en Mpho Raphela.

Western Mounted Games Op Saterdag, 17 Maart 2018, het die derde kwalifiserende kompetisie vir die Western Mounted Games by Dusty Hill te Tzaneen plaasgevind. Tharishca van der

Walt, ‘n graad 11-leerling van die Hoërskool Ben Vorster, het deelgeneem en het algeheel ‘n 4de plek verower! Baie geluk, Tharishca! Welgedaan!

Voor: Shaun Ndlopfu en Franco Venter. 1ste ry: Helandré Venter, Jarike Stapelberg, Anika Bezuidenhout en Donna-Marie Venter. 2de ry: Zoé Jacobs, Esmi Nortjé, Mienkie Stone en Jana Oberholzer. Agter: Christine Fourie, Nicola Joubert, Riegardt Denysschen, Brenda Hermann en Malaika Coetzer. Afwesig: Zinnia du Plessis, Thys Nortjé, James Vorster, Anzeret Scheepers en Mpho Raphela.


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Malankga Rabopape (left) and Grace Ramokgola-Terwey (right).

The Pfunanane Academy Equestrian Team had fun and gained experience riding their first dressage tests at the Buckles & Boots Training Show held at Uitzoek Stables on 21 March. Malankga Rabopape and Grace Ramokgola-Terwey both put in good rides on Pfunanane’s pony Sam, who the girls personally train and care for. Big things are expected from these up-and-coming equestrians in the future!

Dieretuin tot I-Hop toer A memorable tour indeed Laerskool Tzaneen se 10 beste akademiese presteerders uit Graad 6 en 7 het gaan toer. Hulle het vir drie dae die strate van Johannesburg, Pretoria en ‘n gedeelte van Krugersdorp plat gery en meer as ‘n 1 000 kilometer afgelê. Dit is mos nou wat ‘n mens “toer” noem. Op Sondagmiddag, 25 Maart het hulle vertrek en hul eerste besoek was aan die yskaatsbaan by “The Grove” in Pretoria. Die volgende Maandag, was ook propvol aktiwiteite, hul eerste besoek was aan die Johannesburgse Dieretuin. Volgende het hul die “SciBono Discovery Centre” besoek. Daar het die groepie geleer van bouwerk, veiligheidsreëls, boutegnieke en spanwerk deur middel van baie praktiese aktiwiteite. Die dag is afgesluit met ‘n fliek. Die laaste dag van die toer was inderdaad die hoogtepunt vir die leerders. Hulle het “I Jump” in Krugersdorp besoek. Dit was definitief die beste manier of van hul onuitputlike energie ontslae te raak.

Juf. Beronice Avontuur, Sumari Vorster en Lara Pieterse.

The Larries u/9 and 10 rugby boys travelled to Marble Hall to play in the annual “Sonskynvallei” rugby tournament held from between the 29th and 31st of March. The u/10-team were crowned as the overall winners of the tournament. Their scores were as follows: Tzn vs Taalfees 25/5, Tzn vs Phalaborwa 36/12, Tzn vs Klipfontein 0/0, Tzn vs Goedehoop 10/7. Wilhelm Brummer and Ontantile Ramotwala received recognition for being among the 15 best players of the tournament. The u/9 team also played really well and their scores were as follows: Tzn vs Kruinsig 62/0, Tzn vs Taalfees 42/0, Tzn vs Goedehoop 34/28, Tzn vs Klipfontein 10/33. Cohen Dreyer, Jamie de Carvalho and Ndzalo Makhubele also received recognition for being the best players in their positions at the tournament.

Ndzalo Makhubele, Cohen Dreyer en Jaime de Carvalho.

Drakies slaggereed vir seisoen Laerskool Drakensig het die netbal- en rugbyseisoen op ‘n hoogtepunt afgeskop. Op Saterdag 24 Maart het Laerskool Drakensig aan ‘n rugby-en netbaldag op Laerskool Phalaborwa se velde gaan deelneem. Dit

was die eerste voorbereidingswedstryde van die seisoen en die Drakies het soos altyd hul bes gelewer. Die Drakies het die wedstryde, sowel as die dag, baie geniet en sien sommer met baie groot verwagtinge uit na die seisoen wat voorlê.

Byron in die 1ste gereed om ’n skepskop te skop.

o/9 seuns sê dankie aan die vir ‘n goeie wedstryd.

Kgopotso o/13 B vat ‘n strafgooi.

Kira o/11 B skiet ‘n doel.




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Muller maal Munnik Meerkat

Voor: Gunther Katzke, Dewald Kampman, Annika Kotze, Matthew Taylor, Matthew van der Merwe en Jurgens Spaumer. Agter: Shaun de Beer, Bevan Muller, Sheldon Muller, Poerre Cronjé (afrigter), Kyle Jansen van Renburg, Armand Cronjé en Henri Benadie.

Twaalf fietsryers van Hoërskool Merensky het op 24 Maart deelgeneem aan die jaarlikse Munnik Meerkat bergfietswedren in Munnik, 23 kilometer buite Mooketsi. ‘n Totaal van 177 fietsryers het op dié pragtige dag die 35 kilometer roete aangedurf. Sheldon Muller (graad 12) het stof in almal se oë geskop en met ‘n tyd van 01:16:07 algeheel eerste geeïndig. Ar-

mand Cronjé (graad 11) het, kort op sy hakke, algeheel tweede oor die wenstreep gesnel in 01:17:51. In die derde plek was nog ‘n Plasie, Bevan Muller (graad 10), met ‘n tyd van 01:18:27. Sheldon en Armand het in die junior-afdeling deelgeneem en Bevan in die jeug-afdeling. Pierre Cronjé (afrigter) het ook nie op hom laat wag nie en derde in die veteraan-af-

deling geeïndig. Annika Kotze (jeug meisies, 4de), Matthew Taylor (jeug, 11de), Gunther Katzke (jeug, 12de), Shaun de Beer (jeug, 13de), Henri Benadie (jeug, 19de), Dewald Kampman (sub-junior, 6de), Kyle Jansen van Rensburg (junior, 8ste), Matthew van der Merwe (sub-junior, 11de) en Jurgens Spaumer (sub-junior, 12de) het ook die wedren voltooi.

Vier vaar goed op SA’s Vier van Hoërskool Merensky se spogatlete het van die 21ste tot 14de Maart aan die skole SA’s atletiekbyeenkoms in Potchefstroom deelgeneem. Sancha van Niekerk (dogters 19) het in die 400m finaal ‘n vierdeplek ingepalm met ‘n tyd van 56:13 (die wentyd was (55:92). Sy het met

haar 200m-item in die semi-finaal uitgeval. Mbhoni Mabunda (seuns 15) het in die 100m-item deelgeneem en ook tot in die semi-finaal gevorder in die 200m-wedlope. Valley Ngobeni (seuns 15) het in die hoogspring-, en Dillon de Lange (seuns 17) in die spiesgooi-items deelgeneem.

Dillon de Lange

Mbhoni Mabunda

Sancha van Niekerk

Valley Ngobeni

Armand Cronjé en Sheldon en Bevan Muller.


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Vossies op toer by Kwagga Daar word gereken dat elke Hoërskool in die land hoop vir hul O/14-rugbyspanne koester, maar dat daar eers na afloop van die jaarlikse Kwagga Junior-rugbyweek in George, met sekerheid gesê kan word of die nuutste aanwinste onder die voorste rugbyspelers in Suid-Afrika tel. Ben Vorster se O/14 en O/15-rugbymanne is tans op toer by Hoërskool Outeniqua in George waar hulle teen 26 van die land se top rugbyskole gaan kragte meet. Outeniqua en Menlopark van Pretoria se O/14-spanne het verlede jaar onder die voorste vier spanne in die land getel. Grey College van Bloemfontein en Oakdale Landbou wat nie in George in aksie sal wees nie, was die ander bulspanne onder die penkoppe. Ons sal na afloop van hierdie week, aan ons lesers terugvoering gee or die Vossies se vertonings tydens hierdie rugbyweek.

Legals In the estate of the late IVONNE OLIVIER identity number 4303120078084, widow, Master’s reference number 2126/2018, who was ordinarily resident at Macadamia 2, Tzaneen Limpopo Province and, who died on the 4th of August 2017. All persons having claims against the above estate are hereby called upon to file their claims with the undersigned within 30 days from the date of the publication hereof. Joubert & May Attorneys P O Box 35, Tzaneen Ref.: A E Rech/avs/R14584 Apr101__________________________


ANITA CAMPBELL ATTORNEYS EXECUTION CREDITOR And MR CLIFFORD ISAAC LUBISI (ID: 7006095317087) 1ST EXECUTION DEBTOR MR ROBERT MANGALANA 2ND EXECUTION DEBTOR NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION – AUCTION PURSUANT to a judgment by the magistrate TZANEEN given on 20TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2017 the under mentioned goods will be sold at 10:00 on the 20th of April 2018 by public auction to be held at NO. 1 BANKUNA ROAD, LIMDEV BUILDING NKOWANKOWA by the Sheriff for the Magistrates Court, RITAVI to the highest bidder for cash, namely: 1 X HISENSE FRIDGE 1 X HOME CHOICE MICROWAVE 1 X 3 PC LOUNGE SUITE

3 X TV STAND 1 X LG PLASMA 1 X FK 94 X W GP TOYOTA HILUX 4X4 SIGNED at TZANEEN on the 22nd day of MARCH 2018. (sgd) RUAN VORSTER ATTORNEYS FOR EXECUTION CREDITOR RUAN VORSTER ATTORNEYS 32 HARRY DILLEY STREET TZANEEN 0850 Email: collections@rvorster. Tel: 015 307 6797 Ref: E NDLOVU File No: BB3012 1. This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgement obtained in the above honourable court. 2. The rules of the auction is available 24 hours prior to the auction at the office of the Sheriff, NO. 1 BANKUNA ROAD, LIMDEV BUILDING NKOWANKOWA. 3. Registration as a buyer is

a pre-requisite subject to a specific conditions, inter alia. 4. Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008; (Url za/view/downloadfileaction?id-99961) 5. FICA legislation i.r.o. proof of identity and address particulars; payment of registration deposit of R500.00 in cash. 6. The office of the Sheriff will conduct the sale with the auctioneers being A.W.O MKHONTO. 7. Goods will be sold for cash only to the highest bidder or sold subject to confirmation as per the Consumer Protection Act upon instructions from the execution creditor. Apr102__________________________


Case no: 2023/2017 In the matter between: CONRAD KRUGER ATTORNEYS INC EXECUTION CREDITOR and NICOLEEN KRUGER EXECUTION DEBTOR AUCTION PERSUANT to a judgment by the magistrate TZANEEN granted on 2 March 2018 the undermentioned goods will be sold at 10h00 on 3 May 2018 by public auction to be held at the SHERIFF LETABA’S STORE ROOM, MAIN STORE NO 2, INDUSTRIA ROAD 20, TZANEEN by the Sheriff of the Magistrates Court to the highest bidder for cash, namely: 1 x LG WASHING MACHINE 1 X KIC DOUBLE DOOR FRIDGE 1 X COFFEE TABLE 1 X 2 PIECE LOUNGE SUITE 3 X WOODEN CABINETS

2 X SIDE TABLES 1 X HDPVR 2P DSTV DECODER 1 X BASE AND 2 MATRESSES 1 X 1 PHONE PACK 1 X LG HIFI 1 X RUSSELL HOBBS MICROWAVE 1) This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgment obtained in the above honourable court. 2) The rules of the auction is available 24 hours prior to the auction at the office of the Sheriff, 33A Pieter Joubert Street, Tzaneen. 3) Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to specific conditions, inter alia. 4) Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2009; (Url http;// za/view/downloadfileaction?id-99961) 5) FICA legislation i.r.o proof of identity and address particulars; payment of registration

deposit of R500.00 in cash. 6) The office of the Sheriff will conduct the sale with the auctioneers being Tertius Robertson or any representative of his office. 7) Goods will be sold for cash only to the highest bidder or sold subject to confirmation as per the Consumer Protection Act upon instructions from the execution creditor. SIGNED at TZANEEN on the 4th day of APRIL 2017. (sgd) CH KRUGER ATTORNEYS FOR EXECUTION CREDITOR CONRAD KRUGER ATTORNEYS LAW CHAMBERS 42 BOUNDARY STREET P O BOX 884, TZANEEN Tel: 015-307-7414 Fax: 015-307-6510 Email: Ref: C H KRUGER/ss/KC3051

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Woonstel F Modern 2 bedroom flat situated in a security complex near Van Velden Hospital and consists of an open plan kitchen and living room that walks out to a secure undercover braai area. Pool for exclusive use of tenant. 1 Lockup garage. Regret no pets. Deposit required. Water & Electricity excluded. Contact Kobus on 083 442 3696.


For Sale Te Koop 24 ROOM GUEST HOUSE FOR SALE in PHALABORWA All rooms en-suite, most with kitchenettes. B&B and self catering. Business rights, zoning in place. SARS, Compensation Commissioner compliant. Very close to Mopani FET college. (Also ideal student accommodation, various options) All furniture & equipment included. Very successful running business. Staff happy. Owners retiring. Contact number 0829200071 to view. No bank loans, serious cash/EFT buyers only. Asking 3.7 Mil. Mar101__________________________




6 April 2018



Phala-trio voltooi Tonteldoos Drie dapper fietsryers van Phalaborwa het vanjaar aan die berugte Cullinan2Tonteldoos fietswedren deelgeneem. Die drie mans, Patrick Oostuizen, Jaco Erasmus en Mark Paulse is verbonde aan die Phalaborwa Fietsryklub en het die 260 kilometer rit verlede naweek suksesvol voltooi. Die Cullinan2Tonteldoos bergfietswedren word as ‘n “Ultra Enkel Rondte” resies beskryf en neem deelnemers oor die 260 kilometer afstand vanaf Cullinan in Gauteng, tot by die klein, versteekte dorpie van Tonteldoos in die Mpumalanga hoëveld naby Dullstroom. Die deelnemers klim meer as 3000m gedurende die rit en word met ‘n medalje beloon indien hulle die afstand in 24 uur voltooi. Mark Paulse het die wedren in ‘n baie goeie tyd van 15:24:15 in die Masters klas vanjaar voltooi. Hy was 14de in sy kategorie en algeheel 70ste ten spyte daarvan dat hy drie ekstra kilometres afgelê het. Op hul beurt het die span van Patrick en Jaco (Team Vasbyt) ook so effe van die die roete af gedwaal en het 290 kilometer afgelê in plaas van die 260 kilometer. Steeds het hul die wedren (en so bietjie ekstra net vir sommer) in ‘n tyd van 15:34:01 voltooi om ‘n derde plek in hul afdeling (sub-veteraan), en ‘n algehele 17de posisie loste slaan. Vanjaar se wedren is deur die “Sub Veteraan” Max Knox in ‘n tyd van 09:52:14 gewen. In die tweede plek was Gert Janse van Rensburg in ‘n tyd van 10:38:22.

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Groot hokkie opwinding

Tanya van Zyl (Lydenburg)

Allistar Frederiks saam met van die Ben Vorster manne.

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Hokkieliefhebbers die wêreld-oor sal die naam Allistar Fredericks goed ken. Die voormalige Suid-Afrikaanse en Olimpiese-speler het hierdie week in Tzaneen aan die eerste jaarlikse Vossie hokkieweek kom deelneem. Nie om self te stokke te kruis met van die streek se beste skoolspelers nie, maar in sy hoedanigheid as afrigter. Volgens Fredericks is die enigste manier om die toekoms van ‘n streek te verander, deur terug te ploeg in die jeug in. “Hokkie is so opwindend, nie net om te speel nie maar ook om as toeskouer te geniet. Dit is ‘n manier vir die kinders om uiting te gee aan hul frustrasies en om van die oortollige energie ontslae te raak. Terselfde tyd leer enige spansport jou sekere waardevolle lesse oor mense, samewerking en sportsmanskap.” Die skole wat vir die week hier in Tzaneen kom kuier het, het die penkoppe van skolesport soos Monnas, Affies en HTS Middelburg ingesluit. Daar is elke oggend oefensessies op die velde van Laerskool Unicorn ingewerk waarna die spelers in vriendskaplike oefenwedstryde teen mekaar kragte gemeet het. Die meeste van die wedstryde is op die bestaande grasbane by Hoërskool Ben Vorster

aangebied met die oog om die finale wedstryde more op die splinternuwe astro-baan te speel. Die week is deur Hoërskool Ben Vorster se nuutaangestelde hokkieafrigter en organiseerder, Louis van Dyk gereël. “Hierdie week is ‘n uitstekende manier om die nuwe astrobaan in te

Tiana Buitendag (Lydenburg)

huldig en ter selfde tyd vir die onderwysers, afrigters en spelers van hierdie sport die kans te gee om by die beste in die industrie kers op te steek. Die vaardighede wat ons hierdie week gaan leer, gaan verseker die sport ‘n baie groot hupstoot gee.” Bulletin het daagliks langs die velde gaan tyd spandeer en die fotos en videos van hierdie aangeleentheid sal op ons webtuiste by www.bulletin. beskikbaar wees. - Joe Dreyer

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