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Ramathuba: “we operate like loan sharks” ■ Jeff Jackson

palities bankrupt. Addressing the media shortly after the LekgotThe Limpopo province needs a financial bailout, just six months after the budget was tabled in the la, the mostly re-active Health MEC, Dr Phophi provincial legislature. Premier Stanley Mathabatha Ramathuba, admitted (what we already knew) said that because of corruption, fraud, slow eco- that her department had exhausted (which is annomic growth and the loss of billions in VBS in- other term for wasted) the R20,8 billion allocated vestments, the provincial government is in serious to them in April and soon they will not be able to pay service providers (again we are not surprised) financial dire straits. This emerged at the EXCO Lekgotla last week which will result in shortages of medicines and Wednesday where Mathabatha mentioned that other health amenities at clinics. She said “we now several state departments and entities had ex- operate like loan sharks”. “Already red lights are flickering in a number of hausted their finances which has caused leaders to spiral into panic mode as the shortfall will affect areas and if there are no interventions, we will not service delivery. This at a time where Treasury MEC, reach March 31 next year with the money we have. Seaparo Sekoati, is expected to table the provin- It means we would negotiate with service providers to say that they should continue to supply cial Medium Term Budget Statement. “It is clear from the objectives of the Public Fi- medicines, oxygen etc, and we will pay after April nance Management Act (PFMA) that there is no next year. This means we have already started usroom for wasteful expenditure, fraud and related ing money for the coming financial year.” Shockingly, under this woman’s command, financial irregularities when dealing with the Limpopo Health Department has seen public money. We know that there will absolutely no marked improvements be no additional income from the fisand despite the National Education, cus this year and the current path Health and Allied Workers’ Union is a slippery slope to peril.” (NEHAWU) repeatedly calling Mathabatha added that during for her head, she remains in her the budget allocations the Education Department received R32 billion and they will have to downsize programmes such as the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP), infrastructure at schools and the hiring of teachers. He said the billions that municipalities invested with the now defunct Venda Building Society (VBS) could not be recovered Dr Phophi Ramathuba which left munici-

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position. The hospitals in Limpopo are absolutely shocking and pensioners often leave clinics empty handed because of a shortage of prescription medication. There is never funds available for maintenance and the most she has mustered in recent months was a visit to the Letaba Hospital after a doctor was shot by an intruder in July this year. What is her department spending money on? There is a serious shortage of staff and pharmaceutical supplies in the government hospitals and clinics, and the state of the various institutions speak volumes about the last time they were maintained. Which bottomless pit has the money vanished into? “We operate like those who go to Machonisa (loan sharks) to sustain themselves. We have to address baseline funding otherwise we are not going to win this,” she said regally. Finance MEC Seaparo Sekoati said that there are critical areas of course which will need to be allocated funds to ensure the sustainability of the projects. The outcome of the Lekgotla was due to be outlined during the provincial MTBS this week. It is not the first time that Limpopo was in dire financial constraints. In 2013 the government collapsed after about R2 billion was stolen by “tenderpreneurs” through misrepresentation of tenders. During this time, five departments were put under administration by the national government which ended with then Premier Cassel Mathale deployed to National Assembly as a Stanley Mathabatha back bencher.

IFP in Tzaneen Six more to be hunted ■ Jeff Jackson

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) kick started their local government election blitz by visiting Tzaneen on Saturday in an “Outreach Programme” to prepare the party for the 2021 local government elections. After hosting in-house meetings with stakeholders, the entourage hit the Tzaneen taxi rank where people were provided with T-shirts as part of promoting the organisation. The newly elected President Velenkosi Hlabisa, said the IFP since its inception, has membership across the colour line and are determined in their resolution to expand its footprint to take the organisation to all the provinces. “And we had identified the areas where we are going to have structures and branches as we are busy mobilising for the local government elections.” After his election as new president of the party, Hlabisa said that he would revive the good understanding the IFP had with the ANC dating back to 1975. “People told us that the government failed them several times and now they want an alternative. We are here in the province until Sunday and we are going to visit each province twice a year and make our party the voice of reason because we have realised that people want the party. We want to establish trust within the people and make sure we are represented in all spheres of government.” He further stated that during their journey to Sekhukhune they will aim to strengthen the branches that had already been formed. “In the upcoming local election we want to have warm bodies in each and every municipality. It could be in the form of ward or proportional councillors as long as the party is represented, we will be all right.” He said most of the problems they encounter from the people in the province are related to water shortages, corruption, dilapidated infrastructure and sexual violence. The entourage later left to the Tzaneen crossing taxi rank where T-shirts were offered to members of the public.

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■ Joe Dreyer Mokopane was this week’s chosen jailbreak venue as six more inmates managed to escape from lawful custody and the police issuing a call to the communities to assist them in another manhunt which should hopefully result in the recapture of the felons. All of this while the four who escaped from Hoedspruit two weeks ago, have still not been rearrested. This time, instead of the awaiting trail prisoners escaping through a hole in the ceiling of the exercise yard or a hole in their cells, they “allegedly escaped during their daily activities” police said. SAPS Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Nneke Ledwaba has assembled a team of investigators led by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Crime Detection, Major General Samuel Manala to conduct intensive investigations into a spate of escapes that took place at a number of police stations in Limpopo. The latest awaiting trial prisoners who managed to pull a Houdini on authorities are Christopher Langa (22) who faces a charge of Burglary Residential committed around Tinmyn, Tshurai Fabiano (22) facing a charge of Theft General committed around Naboomspruit, Mahlatsi Lucky Setumula (21) facing two counts of rape committed around Tinmyn, Awanda Goandepi (21) facing a charge of rape commit-

ted around Tinmyn, Victor Dube (31) facing a charge of Contravention of Illegal Immigration Act as well pointing of firearm and assault GBH committed around Tinmyn and Simbarashe Ngwenzi (27) who faces a charge of Contravention of Illegal Immigration Act. On Sunday 3 November four dangerous awaiting trial prisoners managed to escape from Hoedspruit police holding cells and are yet to be recaptured. The search for these criminals is still continuing. Members of the community are requested to assist the police with information that can lead to the rearrest of these escapees. Anyone with information regarding the Tinmyne Mahlatsi Lucky escapes, whose picSetumula tured are reflected below�, is requested to contact Detective Warrant Officer Rasimati Ngobeni at 063 103 3301 or the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or may contact the nearest police station.

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Matlala hits back in fight for MM office at GTM ■

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The gloves came off this week as the battle between the GTM and its Municipal Manager, Thapelo Matlala, enters its third round. In a shocking move, the GTM last week, placed Matlala on provisional suspension pending what it called “an investigation” into the reasons two tenders awarded to a contractor by the name of Tsiamiso, for two roads projects were cancelled. The two tenders were cancelled by Matlala after he discovered that the contractor had misrepresented on the Bill of Quantities which gave it the upper hand in the tendering process and ultimately ensured the awarding of the tender. These misrepresentations were discovered after the contractor insisted on further payment of R38 million in order to complete the Mulati Access Road and Codesa to Hani Street Projects. Acting in his capacity as the Municipal Manager in charge of administration, and after having sought legal advice on the way forward, Matlala gave instructions for a High Court application to be launched on the 19th of August 2019 in the Limpopo Division, Polokwane under case number 5267/2019. In that application, the GTM sought orders against Tshiamiso to declare the awarding of the tenders to be unlawful and to set aside the agreements, and certain consequential relief relating to payments that may be appropriate as most of the work on the projects had already been completed. On the 1st of November 2019 Tshiamiso served its answering affidavit, as well as a notice of counter-application, in the High Court proceedings. In its answering affidavit Tshiamiso admits that there were, what it refers to as “inadvertent casting errors” in the figures entered in its tender bid documents, and that these figures misled the municipality into awarding the tenders. They also further stated that if the correct figures had been entered in their bid, the tenders would not have been awarded to it, and that Tshiamiso “has no defence to the relief that both the Mulati and Codesa tenders be declared constitutionally invalid and are set aside”. It states, however, that it opposes the High Court application only to the extent that it contends that there should be a differently formulated order to the one sought by the municipality in relation to just and equitable relief (essentially relating to

payments) flowing from the declaration of constitutional invalidity. At the time of going to print, the High Court application was still pending and the issue yet to be determined, is what, if any amounts may be payable by the GTM to Tshiamiso for work already completed or payable by Tshiamiso to the municipality for inflation of prices. Thapelo Matlala saved the Greater Tzaneen Municipality and its rate payers R38 427 976.01 by taking himself and the GTM to court to overturn their own decision. Because of this he has been suspended without any rhyme or reason and is now left to fight to get his job back. It is to this end that he lodged an urgent application at the Labour Court in Johannesburg last week to force the GTM to reinstate him with immediate effect. In his application to the court Matlala contends that his suspension was unlawful as it breaches of both his contract of employment and the relevant regulations applicable to precautionary suspension of Municipal Managers. Both his employment contract and the relevant regulations provide that a Municipality may suspend its Municipal Manager where he or she is alleged to have committed a serious offence and the employer believes his or her presence at the workplace might jeopardize any investigation into the alleged misconduct or endanger the wellbeing or safety of any person or Municipal property. “In the present case, the Municipality has not made any such allegation – and has no ground for any such allegation. It has not alleged that I have committed any offence – let alone a serious offence. Nor has it expressed or come to the belief – nor, objectively, does it have reason to believe that my presence at the workplace would have any of the dangerous effects referred to above,” Matlala said. “I have nothing to hide. On the contrary, I am satisfied that I have acted responsibly and correctly in taking the necessary action, including the launching of the High Court application, and stopping exorbitant payments to Tshiamiso and recovery of what may be owing.” Matlala goes on to highlight the urgency of his application to be reinstated and places emphasis on his fears of prejudice by the municipality. “The suspension is highly prejudicial to me. It seriously affects my professional reputation as one who has spent almost my entire career in local

They found what?

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The SAPS in Gilead outside Mahwelereng have in the early hours of the 15th of November at about 02:00 that morning, recovered nine goats suspected to be stolen around the Hlogo ya Nku and Seirapiies villages. The Police were patrolling when they spotted a suspicious white Nissan Santra motor vehicle and immediately gave chase. During the process, two suspects managed to climb out of the vehicle and disappeared into the nearby bushes. Upon further investigations nine goats were found stashed inside the boot. The Police are on the lookout for the suspects and anyone with information that can lead to

their arrest should contact the crime stop number 0860010111or the nearest police station. The Police in this Province are determined to put a stop in the illegal trading of livestock and the illicit market of selling meat from stock thieves. The stock owners of these recovered goats are unknown at this stage. The goats were impounded at the Mokopane SPCA. Members of the community who have missing livestock are advised to go to Mokopane for identification and should be in possession of proper documentation. Police investigations are still continuing. The question on everyone’s lips is however “how on Earth did they fit nine live goats into a small sedan’s boot?”

government. The way in which the suspension has been done would inevitably cause rumours and speculation within the Municipality’s personnel, as well as outside stakeholders and the community, about possible unlawful or irregular conduct on my part, despite the fact that no such allegation has even been levelled against me.” Possibly the most crucial statement in his entire application were his closing remarks which points to what many have suspected. “I also fear that there are serious risks of irregularities happening while I am suspended. I believe that the decision may have been taken to suspend me for ulterior purposes on the part of at least some of the Councillors. I believe that they are too closely aligned to the contractor Tshiamiso and want to protect its interests, rather than those of the Municipality, in relation to the High Court application and generally. This could lead to compromising the Municipality’s claims against that entity, to the serious prejudice of the Municipality, which is facing extremely serious financial difficulties, and in any event is accountable for proper financial administration to protect its interests and assets, and avoid fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

I, as the duly appointed Municipal Manager and Accounting officer for the Municipality, am vested with that responsibility.” **Editor’s comment: In laymen’s terms the municipal manager has been placed on suspension by council after he refused to pay an extra R38 million to the contractor in order to finish projects as per the tenders he was awarded. He was then suspended and in his place, council appointed the Chief Financial Officer, Palesa Makhubela, as acting municipal manager. This is the same woman whose name appears on most of the documents related to investments made by the Makhado Municipality into the VBS bank during her time as CFO there. Now, at the time of writing this article, the GTM have still not offered any clarity into what exactly it is that the MM did wrong to warrant his suspension. Nor have they actually said what exactly it is that they are investigating. The only motivation for the “investigation” is the laughable statement they made in their notice to the MM stating that “Council seek more scientific information”. As usual, the GTM have decided to remain mum.


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Die geheimsinnige Geelhout raaisel ■ Joe Dreyer Die massiewe Ouetniekwa-Geelhoutboom in Sirkelweg het spoorloos verdwyn. Sommer netso. Oornag na bewering deur ‘n onbekende persoon of persone opgesny en weggery. Ons het gister (Woensdag) met Dewald Pretorius oor die boom se geheimsinnige wegraping gepraat en volgens hom het geen een betrokke by die ontwikkeling aan die boom geraak nadat Joe Roos dit ontwortel het nie. Volgens Pretorius het hulle ‘n boete van R3 000 as skulderkenning by die polisiestasie gaan betaal nadat Omgewingsake hulle so beveel het. “Ons is ook deur Omgewingsake bevel om die boom in stukkies op te saag en by hul kantore te gaan aflaai. Hulle sou vir ons opdrag gee wanneer ons dit sou moes doen, maar voor daai opdrag uitgevoer kon word het iemand in die laat-middag verlede week die boom gaan verwyder.” ‘n Lid van die publiek het toevallig verby die ontwikkelingsterrein gery en opgelet dat daar iemand besig was om die boom op te saag en het toe op Facebook ‘n pos gemaak wat insinueer het dat Pretorius en

sy werkers die boom skelm verwyder onder die dekmantel van die nag. “Toe ek die pos op Facebook sien het ek dadelik vir Joe Roos geskakel om te hoor waarom ons werkers aan die boom saag. Hy was op daardie stadium by ‘n skoolfunksie doenig en was nie bewus van die insident nie. Ons het die polisie ontbied, maar teen die tyd wat hulle op die toneel opgedaag het, was die vreemde houtkapper – en die boom – reeds weg.” Die stuk grond van bykans 50 000 vierkante meter in Sirkelweg wat grens aan die Unicorn Preprimêre Skool behoort nog aan Charles Boyes en is geoormerk vir die ontwikkeling en konstruksie van luukse meenthuise en losstaande eenhede. Ettienne Tolmay van Quality Plant Hire het intussen onderhandel met Boyes om die grond te koop en die ontwikkeling word nou deur Tolmay in samewerking met Dewald Pretorius behartig. Teen druktyd kon die Departement van Omgewingsake nie vir kommentaar bereik word nie. Indien enige lid van die publiek enige inligting rakende die skuldige party het, kontak gerus die Bulletin se kantore by 015 306 0198.

Horror crash claims 9 Hikers, taxis or hawkers? ■ Joe Dreyer

Taxi drivers in Tzaneen have taken the law into their own hands and absolutely nothing is being done by the Greater Tzaneen Municipality’s Traffic Department. The taxi drivers have started a terror campaign in the streets leading to the exits of town which has now spread to the R71 highway. It is reported that the drivers have taken up position on the corner of the R71 and Danie Joubert Street from where they keep a vigil over the area for the purposes of deterring hitchhikers. According to a source within the local taxi industry, the taxi drivers intimidate the hitch hikers and attack any motorist who dares stop to offer them a lift. According to the source, these drivers feel that they are losing an income to the hitchhikers who would rather pay a stranger in a vehicle to drop them off at home than use available public transport. “Why don’t they pay us to take them to where they want to go? We are taxi drivers and we know the areas and the routes. These people don’t know who it is that stops to give them a lift in the afternoons.” Bulletin has sent an inquiry to the Provincial

■ Joe Dreyer The nine people who died in a motor vehicle accident outside Hoedspruit along the R531 road towards Swadini on Saturday afternoon, have been positively identified as follows: Constance Makhubele (46), Tumisho Maebe (28), Moses Ngwako Kgohloane (23), Magagula Mandla (31), Prudence Mahowa (23), Lesley Thete (30), Release Sandile Mathebula (23), Anthel Mathebula (24) and Samuel Manyama (32). They were from Acornhoek, Nelspruit and Lenyenye. The SAPS in Hoedspruit outside Phalaborwa are still investigating a case of culpable homicide in which these nine people died following a head on collision involving two motor vehicles along the R531 road towards Swadini. The accident happened on the 16th of November at around 16:00.

It is alleged that a Toyota bakkie 4x4 single cab travelling from Swadini collided head-on with a Toyota Avanza travelling from the direction of Hoespruit. During this collision, eight people died instantly, two were transported to hospital for medical treatment. One of them later succumbed to the injuries. Members of the Endangered Species Unit of the SAPS were also summoned to the scene after the discovery of a consignment of buckets full of snake skins, dried star fish, dried crabs and a lot other marine dead animals. They were apparently carried in the back of the bakkie. Investigations into their origin are unfolding. At the time of going to print it was not clear what caused the accident or where the endangerd creatures were coming from or being transported to. It is also not known in which vehicle they were being transported.

Department of Transport as well as to the Greater Tzaneen Municipality on the matter, but we have not yet received any answers to our inquiry. In the meantime the debate over social media has heated up with many members of the Tzaneen, Lenyenye and Nkowankowa areas, expressing their concern over the manner in which the taxi drivers conduct their business. “These guys are arrogant and they think they can do whatever they like,” said one commentator. “If you are going to throw stones at my car, I will stop and point you with a firearm while I smash all the windows on your taxi,” said another. Others feel divided on the matter as the hitchhikers on the R71 have also become a nuisance and somewhat of a safety risk, especially in the afternoons when the sheer number of hikers prevents adequate visibility to motoriste entering the R71 from Voortrekker Road. While we await feedback on this issue from SANRAL, the GTM and the provincial department, join in the debate by liking our Facebook page Far North Bulletin. Which would you suggest is the bigger problem; the taxi drivers, the hawkers or the hitchhikers? Incidentally, all three of these are illegal on the R71.


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Granny’s Grumbles - THE GREATERMANS INCIDENT

The story I am about to tell is, in all probability, not believable. Ex Rhodesians will find it easier to believe as Rhodesian government officials did not even look like world leaders. Most of them were farmers or very average Joes. The reason I am telling you this is because we have become used to our local politicians not

moving without a contingent of bodyguards. Even the Phalaborwa mayor felt constrained to have four armed policeman flanking him when he received a letter of complaint from some protest marchers who were mainly housewives and pensioners. Anyway, I digress. The year was 1962 and Winston Field was then the Prime Minister of Rhodesia. My (first) husband and I had just moved to Sinoia and were having a problem finding accommodation. Since I was eight months pregnant at the time it was decided that I should go and stay with my mother who lived in Salisbury until after the birth – my husband would come from Sinoia at weekends to see me. As luck would have it I went into labour in the early hours of a Saturday morning while my husband was there and we left for the Lady Chancellor Nursing Home. Now my husband did not know Salisbury at all and this nursing home was actually quite difficult to find for anybody not familiar with the avenues so I had to explain exactly how to get there. The baby was born just before visiting hours in the afternoon and my mother and husband came to visit. Evening visits were for husbands only and my mother assured me that she would make sure that my better half did not celebrate too much when they returned home. This was due to the fact that numerous friends and rela-

tives had already been “wetting the baby’s head” as it was known in those days. The evening visiting hour came and went – no sign of my husband. I was furious No cell phones then – no chance of me sending a scathing message and I stewed over what I was going to say to him when he eventually arrived the following afternoon with my mother. I did not get a chance to say a word – my mother said she had an amazing story to tell me. In a nutshell it was as follows:Upon arriving home after the afternoon visiting hour, the entire family had started a rather merry party, but remembering her promise my mother poured more than a few cups of black coffee down my husband’s throat before sending him on his way for the evening visit. My dear husband realised that he had been sent off well in advance of seven o’clock so when he got close to what he assumed was his destination and saw a beer garden which he knew was frequented by a lot of out-of-town famers he decided (in his own words) to just pop in and see if any of his acquaintances were there so he could share his news with them. I never did find out whether any acquaintances were there but he realised (when he was already nine sheets to the wind) that he was supposed to be visiting me. He had forgotten how to get to the Lady Chancellor, but after travelling aimlessly through the avenues for some time suddenly saw an entrance pillar with

Chancellor House emblazoned on it. There was a security guard standing next to the boom so hapless hubby asked him to lift the boom as his wife was inside. The guard obligingly lifted the boom and in goes hubby and bangs on the door, which is opened by Winston Field who realises that his visitor does not know where he is and is more than a little inebriated. After a lengthy discussion the Prime Minister tells hubby that visiting hours are long over and since he is slightly inebriated he himself will drive him home. However, he felt he should phone my mother to let her know where her errant son-if-law was. In my mother’s words “The phone rings – I pick it up – and a voice says “This is Winston Field - your son-in-law got lost and arrived here. Since I don’t think he should be driving I am bringing home – should be there shortly’. My mother presumes this is some wag pretending to be the Prime minister and says ‘Well – I’m the Duchess of Hatfield and I’m so glad that somebody is looking after him”. With that she puts down the phone. Sometime later our dilapidated old Zephyr Mark1 arrives driven by Winston Field followed by his wife in the Daimler My mother was speechless (for the first time in her life) and apologised profusely. Fortunately for all concerned the man himself had a sense of humour and said that any man who had just become a father was entitled to celebrate.

“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense” Mark Twain Postscript : During the Rhodesian war the then Prime Minister – Ian Smith – had only ONE bodyguard . Makes you think doesn’t it?

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Legals IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PIETERBURG HELD AT POLOKWANE Case Number 7907/15 In the matter between: MARULA HEIGHTS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION EXECUTION CREDITOR And SODI SHEILA MAPOGOLE ID NO: 631004 0557 08 1 EXECUTION DEBTOR Notice of sale in execution In terms of a judgment of the magistrate’s court held at Polokwane and a writ which was subsequently issued a sale in execution of the under mentioned goods will be held on 06 December 2019, 11:00, at Number 01, Hans Merensky Street, Modjadjiskloof. Goods: 1 x Defy Stand Freezer 1 x Colour TV 1 x Coffee table 1 x Citroen with registration number CFZ151L Terms: Cash 1. This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgement obtained in the above honourable court. 2.The rules of the auction are available 24 hours prior to the auction at the office of the Sheriff. 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 http://www.info.gov. za/view/downloadfileaction?id-99961>) 5.The office of the Sheriff will conduct the sale with the auctioneers. 6.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 Polokwane on the

11th day of November 2019 (SGD) I JONKER DU TOIT SWANEPOEL STEYN AND SPRUYT ATTORNEYS ATTORNEY FOR THE EXECUTION CREDITOR 87A BICCARD STREET P O BOX 181, POLOKWANE TEL: 015 297 7888 FAX: 086 634 6065 REF: I JONKER/MP/0830 FILE NO: M2376/194 Nov401__________________________

IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT FOR THE SUB-DISTRICT OF TZANEEN HELD AT TZANEEN WYNAND ESPACH TRADING AS COMPLETE GARDENS Execution Creditor And MR MALESELA CYRIEL NTULI (ID: 681028 5757 08 8) Execution Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION PURSUANT to a judgment by the magistrate TZANEEN given on 18 MARCH 2018 the under mentioned goods will be sold at 10:00 on 05 December 2019 by public auction to the held at SHERIFF LETABA’S OFFICE’S STORE ROOM, MAIN STORE NO: 2 INDUSTRIAL ROAD 20, TZANEEN, by the Sheriff for the Magistrates Court, TZANEEN to the highest bidder for cash, namely: 1 x 3 PCE LOUNGE SUITE 1 x COFFEE TABLE 1 x PANASONIC TV 1 x PANASONIC DVD & SPEAKERS 1 x 4 PCE LOUNGE SUITE 1 x VW GOLF GT1 (REG: FFZ 430 N) 1 x HISENSE SIDE BY SIDE MACHINE 1 x LG MICROWAVE 1 x DEFY WASHING MACHING 1 x SMC MICROWAVE 3 x BAR CHAIRS SIGNED at TZANEEN on the

12 day of NOVEMBER 2019. (sgd) RUAN VORSTER ATTORNEYS FOR EXECUTION CREDITOR RUAN VORSTER ATTORNEYS 12 POINSETTIA STREET TZANEEN 0850 Email: enica@rvorster.co.za Tel: 015 307 6797 Ref: E MAKHUTHUDISE File No: BB3790 SALE NOTICE 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 a specific conditions, inter alia. 4.Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008; http://w w w.info.gov.za/ view/downloadfileaction?id-99961 5.FICA legislation i.r.o proof of identify 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 MR 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. Nov402__________________________

IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF GIYANI HELD AT GIYANI CASE NUMBER: 278/2018 In the case between: CONSTANT WILSNACH N.O. 1ST EXECUTION CREDITOR HEILA MAGDALENA HAM-

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MAN N.O. 2ND EXECUTION CREDITOR and IAN HLAYISANI MABASA ID NO. 870211 5579 081 EXECUTION DEBTOR NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION – AUCTION PURSUANT to a judgement by the magistrate GIYANI given on 13 September 2018 the under mentioned goods will be sold IN FRONT OF THE SHERIFF’S STORE – LIMDEV (NPDC) BUILDING, MAIN ROAD, GIYANI, on 5 December 2019 by public auction to be held at 13:00, by the Sheriff for the Magistrates Court, to the highest bidder for cash, namely: 1 X LOUNGE SUIT (4 PIECE) 1 X HISENSE T.V 1 X FRIDGE 1 X WASHING MACHINE 1 X MICROWAVE 1.This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgment obtained in the above honorable court. 2.The rules of the auction are available 24 hours prior to the auction at the office of the Sheriff, 13 Naboom Street, Phalaborwa. 3.Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to specific conditions, inter alia. 4.Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008; (Url http://www.info.gov. 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. 7.Goods will be sold for cash only to the highest bidder or sold subject to confirmation as per the Consumer Protection Act upon instruction from the execution creditor.

DATED at TZANEEN on 12 NOVEMBER 2019 (sgnd) J STEYN ATTORNEYS FOR EXECUTION CREDITOR JOHAN STEYN ATTORNEYS OFFICE NO. 203 & 204, 2ND FLOOR OLD MUTUAL BUILDING GIYANI Tel: 015 307-5792 / 5694 Ref: JS/sdj/GA3399 Nov403__________________________

IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT FOR THE SUB-DISTRICT OF TZANEEN HELD AT TZANEEN NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION In terms of Section 71(A)(1) under mentioned goods will be sold to cover storage fees and the sheriff ’s costs at the STORE ROOM, 20 INDUSTRIA ROAD, MAIN STORE NO 2, INDUSTRIAL AREA, TZANEEN, on 5 DECEMBER 2019 by public auction to the held at 10:00, by the Sheriff for the Sheriff for the Magistrates Court, to the highest bidder for cash, namely: CASE NUMBER: 624/19 In the case between: MS. MPHEPHU NXALATI NGOMANI EXECUTION CREDITOR And NDLOVU KAZI FUNERALS EXECUTION DEBTOR 1 X BENQ COMPLETE COMPUTER 1 X OFFICE DESK 7 X OFFICE CHAIRS 1 X HP PRINTER 1 X LEXMARK PRINTER 2 X WOODEN CABINETS 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, 33A Pieter Joubert Street, Aquapark,

Tzaneen. 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 http://www.info.gov. za/view/downloadfileaction?id-99961) 5.FICA legislation i.r.o. proof of identify and address particulars; payment of registration deposit of R1000.00 in cash 6.The office of the Sheriff will conduct the sale with the auctioneers being Tertius Robertson. 7.Goods will be sold for cash only to the highest bidder of sold subject to confirmation as per the Consumer Protection Act upon instructions from the execution creditor. DATED AT TZANEEN ON 5 NOVEMBER 2019. TERTIUS ROBERTSON SHERIFF LETABA (TZANEEN) Nov404__________________________

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSENT TO ESTABLISH A SECOND DWELLING HOUSE IN TERMS OF SECTION 68 OF THE GREATER TZANEEN SPLUMA BY-LAWS 2016, READ TOGETHER WITH CLAUSE 15 OF THE TZANEEN TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 2000 I, Willem Johannes Jacobsz of Omniplan CC Town Planners, being the authorised agent of the registered owner of Erf 2356 Tzaneen Extension 26 hereby give notice in terms of Section 68 of the SPLUMA By-Law of Greater Tzaneen Municipality 2016, read together with Clause 15 of the Tzaneen Town Planning Scheme 2000, that I have applied to the Greater Tzaneen Municipality for Special Consent to erect a second dwelling house on

the property. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Municipal Manager, Civic Centre, Agatha Street, Tzaneen, for a period of 30 days from 22 November 2019 (the date of the first publication of the notice). 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 be delivered to room 257, Civic Centre, Agatha Street, Tzaneen before 22 December 2019, by quoting the above-mentioned heading, the objector’s interest in the matter, the ground(s) of the objection/representation, the objector’s property description, phone numbers and address. A person who cannot write may during office hours visit the abovementioned Municipality requesting assistance to transcribe his/ her objections, comments or representations. Contact person: Mr. M J Mathye (015307-8031). Address of Agent: Omniplan Town Planners, P.O. Box 2071, TZANEEN, 0850. Tel. 015 307 1041. Ref. J228 Nov405__________________________

KENNISGEWING VAN AANSOEK VIR SPESIALE TOESTEMMING VIR ‘N TWEEDE WOONHUIS INGEVOLGE ARTIKEL 68 VAN DIE GROTER TZANEEN SPLUMA BY-WETTE 2016, SAAMGELEES MET KLOUSULE 15 VAN DIE TZANEEN DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA 2000 Ek, Willem Johannes Jacobsz van Omniplan CC Stadsbeplanners, synde die gemagtigde agent van die

geregistreerde eienaar van Erf 2356 Tzaneen Uitbreiding 26 gee hiermee ingevolge Artikel 68 van die SPLUMA By-Wet 2016 van die Groter Tzaneen Munisipaliteit, saamgelees met Klousule 15 van die Tzaneen D or psbeplanningskema 2000 kennis dat ek by die Groter Tzaneen Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het vir Spesiale Toestemming om die eiendom te gebruik vir ‘n tweede woonhuis. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Munisipale Bestuurder, Burgersentrum, Agathastraat, Tzaneen vir ‘n tydperk van 30 dae vanaf 22 November 2019 (die datum van eerste publikasie van hierdie kennisgewing). Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoeke moet skriftelik voor 22 Desember 2019 gerig word aan die Munisipale Bestuurder by bovermelde adres of afgelewer word by kamer 257, Burgersentrum, Agathastraat, Tzaneen, deur die verwysing na bostaande opskrif, die beswaarmaker se belang in die saak, die gronde/redes vir die beswaar, die beswaarmaker se eiendomsbeskrywing, telefoonnommer en adres. Enige persoon wat nie kan skryf nie mag gedurende kantoorure die bovermelde Munisipaliteit besoek en hulp versoek om sy/haar besware, kommentare of voorstelle op skrif te stel. Kontak persoon: Mnr. M J Mathye (015-307-8031) Adres van Agent: Omniplan CC, Posbus 2071, Tzaneen, 0850, Tel. 015 307 1041. Verw. J228 Nov406__________________________

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Class of 2024 ready for Plasieland

Mari Weber ontvang ‘n Irma van Rooyen-portretstudie by Anriette van Wyk.

MDDK gedaanteverwisseling ■ Merensky Die spreekwoordelike “wie is wie” in plaaslike kultuurkringe het op Woensdag die 13de November by Twigs in Tzaneen om ‘n keurige teetafel vergader. Die hoofdoel van hierdie samekoms was om weereens ‘n suksesvolle MDDK-jaar van Hoërskool Merensky af te sluit. Tydens hierdie geleentheid was daar afskeid geneem en ook nuwe tutors verwelkom. Aangesien Bonita Jacobs verhuis, word die Solo Danca Latina-klasse voortaan aangebied deur die Megan Henning van Polokwane. Derius Erasmus, geliefde kitaartutor, verlaat Plasieland na twee jaar om op sy fotografie te fokus. Hy word vervang deur LG du Plessis.

René Mynhardt word verwelkom in die plek van Thessa Bekker en sal voortaan haar sangstudio op Plasieland vestig. Op die kunsfront sprei Lize-Mari Jooste haar vlerke oorsee en word vervang deur Karin van Rooyen in die kunsafdeling. Mari Weber, wat nege jaar aan die hoof gestaan het van die nou baie suksesvolle kunsteskool, het die leisels oorgegee aan die bekwame Anriette van Wyk wat die afgelope drie jaar saam met Weber die hartklop van die MDDK leer ken en waardeer het. Inskrywings vir 2020 is reeds oop en voornemende MDDK studente kan kies en keur uit ‘n groot verskeidenheid dissiplines wat deur professionele tutors aangebied word. Besoek gerus hsmerensky.co.za vir meer inligting en inskrywingsvorms.

■ Merensky The new Gr.8 learners of Merensky High School for 2020 arrived as one on Saturday the 16th of November to become a prospective proud Plasie. Early that morning the excited new Gr.8 learners and their parents gathered at Plasiepark, with one mindset and that was to become the class of 2024. Upon arrival, the skivvies established in which of the four schoolhouses they will be in for the next final five years of their school career. After introducing the newcomers to the sports organizers and U/14 coaches, the approximately 400 visiting parents were

escorted to the Appetito restaurant where they were treated to coffee and snacks prior to an all-in-one briefing in the school hall. During an informal session, the unique characteristics of Merensky High School were amongst the topics that came under discussion. The skivvies went through two sessions in their respective house groups, a sports talent identification programme in the new Sports Centre of Plasiepark, as well as a personality test in one of the three wellequipped computer centres. During lunch in the Beehive, the parents and the new Gr.8 learners were satisfied with the information and knowledge that was gathered throughout the morning to still the fear of the great unknown of attending high school. “Merensky High School is looking forward to a record number of Gr.8 learners that will call Plasieland their home from 2020 onwards”, said Louis du Preez, marketing manager of Merensky High School.

The new Gr.8 learners getting to grips to become future Plasies at Merensky High School. MDDK tutors vir 2020. Voor is Antoinette O’Connell (klavier), Cecilia Duvenhage (modern en tap), Anriette van Wyk (drama), Megan Henning (Solo Danca Latina), Genevieve Booyse (ballet) en Anica Scholtz (fotografie). Agter is Magnus Steyn (skoolhoof), René Mynhardt (vokaal), Karin van Rooyen (kuns), Ingrid Linde (klavier en viool) en Carien Robertson (beheerliggaam, kultuur). L.G. du Plessis (kitaar) was afwesig.

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The legendary race returns to ‘My Home’ ■ Roelof de Jonge South Africa’s premier race track, the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit, will see a return of international motorsport when the famous and legendary 9 Hour Endurance Race will return this weekend, from the 21st until the 23rd of November, with a host of local and international race drivers vying for top honours. This race was last held in 1982 when it was still the Castrol 9 Hour Race. A total of 84 drivers from various international manufacture teams will race at Kyalami which has been extensively upgraded. Not only has the circuit been revamped, but venues like the new conference centre amongst others are also of international standard. The Kyalami 9 Hour Race is the first African round and the last round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. This championship forms part of the only GT3 championship. With 30 cars already committed and competing from around the world, including South African drivers Jordan Pepper and Kelvin van der Linde, this race returns home after 37 years. After all, Kyalami means My Home. Alongside the Kyalami 9 Hour Endurance Race, is an extensive festival programme filled with entertainment for the whole family. A main stage featuring some of the greatest South African bands and DJ’s including Black Coffee, Prime Circle, Culoe da Song, MiCasa, Shakina and Julian Gomez amongst others will provide ample entertainment. For more information and prizes, visit the Kyalami 9 Hour Endurance Race website at www.kyalami9hour.howler.co.za Toby Venter, CEO of LSM Distributors and a race drive himself and owner of Porsche South Africa, bought Kyalami in 2015 when it was being auctioned of. “We wanted to restore Kyalami to its former Glory. I am proud to say that all the hard word and efforts has paid off. Kyalami is now the only race track in Africa with a Grade 2 FIA (International Governing Body of Motorsport) certification”, Venter said. He added that a few minor adjustments, although very expensive, stands between

Kyalami getting a Grade 1 FIA certification which will enable the track to host a Formula One Grand Prix. Venter said the barriers for example which currently consists of tyres is one of the features that prohibits Kyalami to get an Grade 1 certification. According to Venter special barriers which are very expensive is subscribed by the FIA to be installed in order to get a Grade 1 certification. “These Formula One barriers can only be used once. If a car crashes into them, they have to be replaced which is very costly. For the races at Kyalami including the 9 Hour Endurance Race the current tyre barriers is sufficient to use. The dire South African economy is another factor withholding the track to host a Formula One Grand Prix. But it is in our vision to get the right investors and sponsors to be able to host a F1 Grand Prix in the foreseeable future”, Venter said. Most recently, Audi Sport drivers Kelvin van der Linde (from South Africa), Dries Vanthoor and Frédéric Vervisch in an Audi R8 LMS celebrated a dominant victory at Suzuka. Like in Japan, this trio will be racing with Audi Sport Team WRT in South Africa. Their fellow Audi Sport drivers Christopher Haase, Christopher Mies and Markus Winkelhock will be sharing a cockpit in Audi Sport Team Land. Sporting zebra liveries, both Audi R8 LMS cars are continuing a cherished Audi Sport graphic design tradition that also serves as a symbol of respect for the hosting countries with specially designed graphics for Australia, California, Macau and, now, South Africa. Kyalami 9 Hour Programme: Thursday 21 November 10:00 – 12:00: Paid Test Session 1 14:00 – 16:00: Paid Test Session 2 18:00 – 19:30: Free Practice (night session) Friday 22 November 10:50 – 12:35: Pre-Qualifying 14:45 – 15:00: Qualifying 1 (Driver 1) 15:07 – 15:22: Qualifying 2 (Driver 2) 15:30 – 15:45: Qualifying 3 (Driver 3) 16:25 – 16:40: Pole Shootout (top-10 cars) Saturday 23 November 13:00 – 22:00: Race

Kelvin van der Linde (from South Africa), Dries Vanthoor and Frédéric Vervisch. Photos: MotorPress

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Five features that define the iconic Defender

■ Roelof de Jonge

Land Rover has defined all-terrain capability and toughness from the conception of its very first 4x4. The Defender and Series models before it, have gone above and beyond for decades, securing iconic status for their ability to help people make more of their world.

Though its distinctive overall silhouette makes the New Defender as instantly recognisable as the original, there are a number of iconic features which have been passed on through generations of Series Land Rovers and Defenders since the original appeared at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. Land Rover have took these much loved charac-

teristics and re-imagined them for the 21st century. Here’s a list of five features which contributed to the Defender’s iconic status, and all of them can be found on the latest version. Alpine windows: A defining feature of all Defenders, Alpine windows in the upper-rear roof area are specially designed to let light into the cabin. The Alpine name

also alludes to their original purpose - offering scenic views when touring mountain ranges. Side–hinged tailgate: A tailgate that swings open like a conventional door has been a trademark of all Defenders, right through to today. The design helps give the New Defender its unique rear profile, while also allowing a mounting place for the spare wheel. Featuring a strong four-layer design, the Defender tailgate’s hinge and strike plate have been subjected to 30 000 test slam cycles in temperatures from -30 to +80 degrees Celsius. Externally mounted spare Whether fixed to the bonnet in the early days or on the tailgate later on, the iconic Land Rover’s spare wheel has always been handily mounted externally. Apart from being a visual Defender trademark, this mounting position helps achieve a short rear overhang, and therefore steep departure angle. The Defender’s spare is secured with heavy duty locking wheel nuts. Rugged steel wheels Though alloy wheels are far more commonplace today, rugged steel rims are a requisite option on all Defenders. The New Defender comes with optional 18inch pressed steel wheels in Gloss White and off-road tyres with an outside rolling diameter of 815mm, the largest across the entire Land Rover family. Pale green hue Right from the very first Series 1 Rovers, when colour choice was dictated by surplus aircraft paint, the iconic 4x4 has come with pale green body panels. More recently the Heritage Edition Defender was finished in a throwback Grasmere green. The New Defender is available with the latest iteration of the historic colour, namely Pangea Green. The New Defender 110 is scheduled for its South African launch in the first half of 2020 with a short wheelbase 90 derivative set to follow later in 2020.


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LAERSKOOL PHALABORWA NOORD Toppresteerders 2019 Top achievers 2019

Hoofleiers 2020: Chloë Molenaar – Onderhoofdogter, Dirè Schoeman – Hoofdogter, Prieur Lourens – Hoofseun en Blessing Mathebula – Onderhoofseun

Girls Leaders 2020:

Agter: Tshego Maditsi, Daniëlle le Roux, Tshego Motlhobuka, Siphokazi Nziyane, Xiluva Nkuna en Marilee Coetzee. Voor: Tshimo Sehlako, Selaelo Motadi, Mihle Sodo, Cran-Leigh Keyser en Kopano Mokgalaka.

Seunsleiers 2020:

Agter: Tshepo Lechoenye, Jayden Taljard, William Laing Voor: Aiden Smit, Solomon Ramakgasha.

Janél Erasmus Dux leerling. Hokkiespeler van die jaar: dogter. Sportdogter van die jaar. Senior Afrikaanse redenaar van die jaar. Senior English orator of the year. Kultuurleerling van die jaar. Beste prestasie in Gr 7 - Afrikaans Huistaal. Beste prestasie in Gr 7 Engels Eerste Addisionele taal.

Malebo Theledi. Merit

award. Best achievement in Gr 7: Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Natural Science, Social Science, Life Orientation, Technology, Highest Academic Trophy Gr 7.

Jayden Taljard

Vukona Mashele

Pieter Oosthuizen

Ayshah van Niekerk

Armand Lourens

William Laing

Marilee Coetzee

Best achievement in Gr 7 – Mathematics

Senior skaakspeler van die jaar

Lentso Selepe

Cross country athlete of the year: boy

Beste prestasie in Gr 7 – EBW

Swemmer van die jaar: seun

Rachel Desmet

Landloopatleet van die jaar: dogter

Best achievement in Gr 7 - Creative arts

Swemmer van die jaar: dogter

Ntsako Mabunda Junior girl athlete of the year

Dylan Turner

Hokkiespeler van die jaar: seun

Rubyspeler van die jaar Senior seunsatleet van die jaar. Sportseun van die jaar

Gabriëlle Maré

Tshego Motlhobuka

Netbalspeler van die jaar

Masana Mathonsi Persistence

Junior Afrikaanse redenaar van die jaar Senior English orator of the year

Ambur Simpson

Senior dogtersatleet van die jaar

Letago Ramoshaba

Junior boy athlete of the year, Junior Chess player of the year

Beste akademiese prestesteerder:

VLNR: Gr 4 – Armand Lourens, Gr 5 – Angelica Shaw, Gr 6 – Cran-Leigh Keyser, Gr 7 – Malebo Theledi

Gelukkige leerders word presteerders Happy learners become achievers


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Klofies word beloon vir prestasies ■ Jeff Jackson Die Laerskool Duiwelskloof het op Donderdag die 31ste Oktober leerders vereer met toekennings vir hul prestasies hierdie afgelope jaar. Hier is die leerders wie almal toekenning ontvang het: Gr.4 Akademie en Ere-Akademie toekennings - Abigiyal Koekemoer, Devan Liebienberg, Marli Kröh, Amieke Cordier en Gideon Erasmus. Gr.4 Top 10 leerders: Anita Beukes, Melissa Malan, Zoha Hanif, Devan Liebenberg, Marli Kröh, Sunet Coetzee, Amieke Cordier, Abigiyal Koekemoer en Elanie Smit en Gideon Erasmus. Gr.5 Akademie en Ere-Akademiese toekennings: Buhle Ncube, Jessica Spykerman, Tayyibah Bhuiyan, Diné Booyse, Du Toit Badenhorst en Miné Odendaal. Gr.5 Top 10 leerders: Kagiso Selowa, Tayyibah Bhuiyan, Buhle Ncube, Du Toit Badenhorst, Palesa Moremi, Jessica Spykerman, Hunadi Mafambe, Miné Odendaal, Luandie Marx en Diné Booyse. Gr.6 Akademie en Ere-Akademiese toekennings: Henk de Wet, Carlien Ras, Kgodiso Mohale, Azraa Khan, Luhann Janse van Rensburg, Joshua Botes, Tiné Botha, en Christené Beukes. Gr.6 Top 10 leerders: Adriaan Potgieter, Amoré Coetzee, Henk de Wet, Azraa Khan, Keratilwe Mohale, Carlien Ras, Luhann Janse van Rensburg, Joshua Botes, Tiné Botha, Kgodiso Mohale en Christené Beukes. Gr.7 Akademie en Ere-Akademiese toekennings: Motsiri Sekgota, John-Henry Schwab, Kgothatso Mahlane, Anke Rood, Snyman Smit, Paulinah Mola, Joubert Fleischmann en Moyahabo Malatji. Gr.7 Top 10 leerders: Motsiri Sekgota, John-Henry Schwab, Kgothatso Mahlane, Anke Rood, Tebogo Rabothata, Noku Mhetu, Paulinah Mola, Joubert Fleischmann, Moyahabo Malatji, en Snyman Smit. Vaktoekennings vir Gr.7 leerders: John-Henry Schwab (Afrikaans Huistaal, Sosiale Wetenskap, Wiskunde), Moyahabo Malatji (Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal, English Home Language, Ekonomiese en Bestuurswetenskappe, Kuns en Kultuur, Lewens-oriëntering en Natuurlike Wetenskappe) en Anke Rood (English First Additional Language en Tegnologie). Redenaarstoekennings: Henk de Wet, Amoré Coetzee en Diné Booyse Booyse het ook ‘n toekenning ontvang vir Limpopo kleure vir dans. Die Kultuurtoekenningsbeker word deur Henk de Wet en Amoré Coetzee gedeel. Coetzee het ook die Veelsydigste Bydrae tot Kultuur prys ontvang. Voortrekkertoekennings: Stiaan Malherbe (Penkop van die Jaar en Jeug Kommando Leier), Sumike Malherbe (Drawwertjie van die Jaar) en Amoré Coetzee (Drawwertjie van die Jaar en Jeug Kommando Leier).

Gr 4 Top 10

Gr 6 Top 10

Bedagsaamste, Goed Gemanierde en Hulpvolste Leerder van die Jaar: Morgan Manoko. Atletiek Bokkesport toekennings: Caleb Mokgalaotse (meeste punte aangeteken vir sy span), Motsiri Sekgota (Beste Baan Atleet en Senior Victor Ludorum), JD Boshoff (Beste Veldatleet), Karabo Mahasha (Junior Victor Ludorum), Anita Beukes (Meeste punte vir haar span behaal en Senior Victrix Ludorum) en Leila van Wyngaardt (Junior Victrix Ludorum). Keuring vir Mopani Atletiekspan toekennings: Henk de Wet, Motsiri Sekgota, MC Gravett, Chloé du Plessis, JD Boshoff en Anita Beukes. Beste Vordering in Rugby: Wian van Dyk (O/10), Bonolo Mashele (Tweede Span), Mpho Malatji (O/11) en Hansie Koekemoer (O/9). Beste Rugby Speler toekennings: Adriaan Janse van Rensburg (Tweede Span), Koketso Senyolo (O/11), Bright Adu (O/9) en Devan Liebenberg (O/10). Eerste Rugby Span toekennings: John-Henry Schwab (beste vordering), Heinrich Lubbe (Beste Speler), Motsiri Sekgota (Beste Speler). Lubbe het die toekenning vir die Span van die Jaar namens die eerste span ontvang. Rugby toekennings: Motsiri Sekgota (Mopani Span insluiting), Luhann Janse van Rensburg (Capricorn Span) en JD Boshoff (Letaba Span). Netbal Beste Vordering: Naledi Machethe (O/12A), Elisa Mashaba (O/12B), Christené Beukes (O/12C), Hannemi Eloff (O/13A), Michelle Rametse (O/13B), Anita Stolz (O/13C), Buhle Ncube (O/11A), Karabo Raophala (O/11B), Hajrah Masood (O/11C), Noku Muzembe (O/10A) en Mia van Brouwershaven (O/10B). Netbal Beste Spelers van die Jaar: Kgodiso Mohale (O/12A, sy het ook die toekenning namens haar span ontvang vir die Senior Netbalspan wat die Beste Vordering getoon het), Joy Mthombeni (O/12B), Mashoto Rameetse (O/12C), Kamu Marutha (O/13A), Kgothatso Mahlane (O/13C), Makoma Ramothwala (O/10B), Mandle Modjadji (O/11C), Celeste Labuschagne (O/11B) en Ayanda Maswanganyi (O/11A). Krieket toekennings: Alec Pienaar (Beste Bouler) en Kyle Crous (Beste Kolwer). Tennis toekennings: Christené Beukes (Beste Meisies Speler), Henk de Wet (Beste Seuns Speler), Mia van Brouwershaven (Beste Vordering Meisies) en Ethan Botha (Beste Vordering Seuns). Hokkie Beste Vordering: Myra Steyn (O/13B), Joy Mthombeni (O/13A), Kguthi Mohale (O/13B), Morgan Manoko (O/13A), Janco Mynhardt (O/11A), Erens Modiba (O/11B), Mekayla Kriel (O/11B) en Karlien Cordier (O/11A). Hokkie Beste Spelers van die Jaar: Luhann Janse van Rensburg (O/13B), Ndali Matlakala (O/13A), René

Gr 5 Top 10

Gr 7 Top 10

Horn (O/13B), Diné Booyse (O/11A), Adriaan Janse van Rensburg (O/13A), DJ Wasserman (O/11A), Tian Erwee (O/11B) en Mandle Modjadji (O/11B). Limpopo Hokkie Kleure: Ndali Matlakala en Paulinah Mola. Sokker: Morgan Manoko (Beste Speler van die Jaar) en Tyler Muzembe (Beste Vordering). Landloop LLSV-span toekennings: Andrew Dauth, Theo Dauth, Snyman du Plessis, Christine Venter en Yolindi Visagie. Limpopo Kleure vir landloop: Luhann Janse van Rensburg, Theo Dauth en Andrew Dauth. Toegewydste Landloop Atlete van die Jaar: Andrew Dauth (Junior) en Theo Dauth (Senior). Rolbal: Jannes Jacobs (Beste Vordering) en Alec Pienaar Beste Speler van die Jaar). Bergfietsry toekennings: Chantené van Wyngaardt, Anke Rood, Adriaan Janse van Rensburg, Leila van Wyngaardt, Devan Liebenberg en Marko Liebenberg. Limpopo Kleure vir Perdry: Anya Beukes. Limpopo Kleure vir Gimnastiek: Rossi Pohl en Wirka Burger. Limpopo Kleure vir Bergfietse: Chantené van Wygaardt, Anke Rood en Leila van Wyngaardt. Limpopo Kleure vir Kegelskiet: Joubert Fleischmann. Limpopo Kleure vir Swem: Chris Grobler. Meisies Atleet van die Jaar: Anita Beukes. Mees uitstaande Netbal speler van die Jaar: Kgodiso Mohale. Seuns Hokkie Speler van die Jaar: Adriaan Janse van Rensburg. Meisies Hokkie Speler van die Jaar: Ndali Matlakala. Landloop Meisies Atleet van die Jaar: Christine Venter. Landloop Seuns Atleet van die Jaar: Luhann Janse van Rensburg. Sportmeisie van die Jaar en Bergfietsryer van die Jaar: Anke Rood. Sportseun van die Jaar, Seuns Atleet van die Jaar, Beste Rugbyspeler van die Jaar en Veelsydigste Leerder van die Jaar: Motsiri Sekgota. Dux Learner of the Year: Moyahabo Malatji.


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Vossie na Chicago Celebrating 80 years ■

Ben Vorster

Estelle Oberholzer, ‘n leerkrag van die Hoërskool Ben Vorster, was onlangs deur die Skoleondersteuningsentrum (SOS) gekies om die Vereniging vir Afrikaanse Wiskunde (VAW) se onderwysers te vergesel na ‘n internasionale wiskunde onderwyskongres in 2020. Oberholzer sal saam met ander wiskunde kollegas teen einde Maart volgende jaar na Chicago vertrek. Dit is vir die SOS ‘n eer dat Oberholzer dié kongres kan bywoon en ook as ‘n ambassadeur die Hoërskool Ben Vorster sal verteenwoordig.

Klofies eer sporthelde ■

Roelof de Jonge

‘n Aantal leerders van die Laerskool Duiwelskloof het op die 2de November aan die Insect Science Classic bergfietswedren in die omgewing van Stanford Lake College deelgeneem en presteer. Anke Rood het ‘n tweede plek behaal in die 35km-wedren. Sy het in die Sub Junior afdeling gery. Met die prestasie het Rood Limpopo kleure verwerf.

Luandie Marx was eerste in die 10km Sprog afdeling vir meisies en het die derde plek in die vroue afdeling ingeneem. Chantene van Wyngaardt het die tweede plek vir die 20km afdeling vir vroue ingeneem. Anita Stoltz het vierde gekom in die 40km Sub-Junior afdeling. Joubert Fleischmann het op die 1ste en 2de November aan die nasionale Kegelskietkampioenskap ‘n eerste plek verwerf in die Pee Wee afdeling.

Roelof de Jonge

Duiwelskloof Bowls Club celebrated its 80th anniversary on Saturday. Players from various clubs in Limpopo and even as far as Mpumalanga and Gauteng attended this much anticipated occasion. The eventual winners of this celebration contest were the team of Polokwane Bowls Club. Also notable was the amount of youth players that Duiwelskloof Bowls Club attracts to the sport who also were in attendance to compete.

The winning team from Polokwane. Christo van Der Merwe, Mervin Osborne, Issie Vorige president van Duiwelskloof. Louw Swanepoel, Coetzer, Frank Lambert. Pryse oorhanding deur Duiwelskloof visie-president, Dianne De Wet en Gullis Gouws. Duiwelskloof Bowling Club. Hennie Greyling. Duiwelskloof Bowling Club.

Here are the players and all involved who made Saturday’s 80th celebration a success. Photo: Duiwelskloof Bowling Club.

Anita Stoltz

Chantene van Wyngaardt.

Anke Rood

Luandie Marx

Joubert Fleischmann.

Anke Rood

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Smashing double century ■ Roelof de Jonge

The third round 50 limited overs match of the Limpopo Cricket Premier League between PanSolutions Eagles and Nkowankowa Cricket Club on Sunday the 17th of November was the scene of a remarkable batting feat. Semi-professional batsman and team member of the Limpopo Impalas, Lefa Thaba, is the opening batsman for Nkowankowa. The Eagle’s won the toss and opted to bat first on the pitch of Hoërskool Pietersburg cricket oval. They went on to post 262 runs for the visitors to chase down. Thaba astounded friend and foe with a sterling batting performance to chase down the set target of 262 runs. He smashed boundaries all over the park to record an remarkable double 100, a feat not often seen at club level. Thaba’s 207 runs not out from a mere 98 balls included 28 fours and 10 sixes with a strike rate of 211. Fellow opening partner Nhlanhla Shikwambana made a score of 46 runs of 53 balls before being caught and bowled by Eagles bowler Pieter de Kock. By that time the writing was already on the wall for the Eagles players who saw the game slipped away from them with Thaba in destruction mode. Nkowankowa won by nine wickets in just 26.6 overs of their allotted 50 overs. The Eagles batsmen who made notable scores were Pieter Haasbroek (105 runs from 152 balls), Edward Human (46 runs from 47 balls), Theo Jansen van Rensburg (20 runs from 26 balls) and Sybrand van Zyl (23 runs from 10 runs). Thaba also featured amongst the wicket takers for the Nkowankowa outfit with 1/17. Team mate Xolani Shongwe was however the mainstay bowler for his side. His disciplined bowling with only two wide balls saw him claiming 6/43 runs in his 10 over spell which included one maiden over. Thaba’s batting performance was a bit of rectification from the previous day’s match of the Titans Regional Play-off in the Multiply T20 Community Cup. This match took place at Memorial Park in Pretoria against the Jacaranda City side of Christian Brothers’ College Old Boys (CBCOB). The team of CBCOB won the toss and elected to bat first. The Pretoria

based team scored 193 runs for the loss of eight wickets. The wicket takers for Nkowankowa were Don Radebe (3/25 in 4 overs), Atwell Mokgoloboto (2/29 in 4 overs), Mikateko Rikhotso (1/33 in 4 overs) and Khaif Patel (1/47 in 4 overs). In reply Nkowankowa started off the backfoot when Lefa Thaba was caught for naught facing just one delivery of the bowling of Jeandré Scheepers. The Nkowankowa side just never managed to get the upper hand in this decisive final match and was eventually bundled out for 110 runs, falling 83 runs short for the victory. There are no records available for Limpopo players, only for professional players like Dale Steyn who hails from Phalaborwa and former Protea player Marchant de Lange who was born in Tzaneen. For the rest, semi-professional players like Thaba and amateur players alike there are no records kept. According to Cricket South Africa, on the 18th of November 2017 North West University Cricket Club (Pukke) batsman Shane Dadswell has smashed a record 490 runs in a North West Cricket premier league 50 over game. Dadswell’s innings eventually helped Pukke to won by 387 runs against the side of Potchefstroom Dorp Cricket Club. The match was played at the Witrand Oval in Potchefstroom. Dadswell’s quadruple came from just 151 deliveries with 27 fours and an incredible 57 sixes. He scored 253 runs through the off-side and 237 on the leg-side. The previous highest score in a 50-overs match was 486 runs achieved by Sankruth Sriram of India. This record overshadows Thaba’s feat somewhat, but this was nonetheless a ruthless exhibition of batting skills that will surely be remembered by the winning side as well as the bowlers and fielders of the Eagles team.

Lefa Thaba Born: Johannesburg, Gauteng Age: 28 years Batting style: right hand bat Bowling style: right arm offbreak Batting and fielding averages: First class match: 1 Gauteng vs Free State, 30 November until 2 December, 2017 T20 matches: 8 matches, debut for Limpopo vs Northern Cape, 14 September 2018 Average stats: 7 innings, 1 not out, 157 runs, 161 ball, Strike rate 97,52 Top rated batting T20: 43 runs of 47 balls, Limpopo vs Northern Cape

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