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Our employer is robbing us Volume 2 Week 15

9 April 2014

– security guards

A group of security guards working for White Leopard Security in Rustenburg are accusing the company of unfair labour practices and “illegal” deductions on their salaries. Two employees of the company – Maureen Molefe and Olebogeng Magic Motlogelwa – are alleging poor working conditions, “an uncaring management” and salary deductions that are not being accounted for. “Each month, R40 is deducted from every employee for funeral cover. However, we recently buried our colleague in Lethabong and the company failed to meet their obligations because they were supposed to pay the family of our colleague R10 000 to assist in the costs of the funeral,”

Motlogelwa, a spokesperson for the workers, said. “The company is also deducting R100 each month for our uniform. Even if the uniform is old, they still make the deductions. “I do not have a uniform but they still deduct from my salary. They also deduct R150 from my salary which they say is fees for transferring money into my account,” Molefe claimed. Motlogelwa also suggested that the company is being dishonest in their dealings with some of their clients: “There are some sites that are not guarded but the company still receives money from their clients.” “We also went to one of the local banks and discovered that there are no records that the company is paying the provident funds they are supposed to be paying,” he added. However in an interview with Leseding News, Obert Silaule from the Human Resources (HR) division of the security company warned employees against making serious

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farirai@lesedingnews.co.za allegations without first verifying the facts on the ground. “Setting the record straight”, Silaule explained that the company has always had an “open door policy” towards all its employees. “The people you spoke to probably belong to a group of workers who would like to form a union. They are unhappy because we told them that for them to go ahead with their union, their group must amount to a certain number, according to the law. The group did not amount to this number so we informed them that they could not form their union yet. They became angry and I think

this is why they are rushing to the media with these allegations,” Silaule explained, in an interview with Leseding News. Silaule refuted claims that the company had never assisted any of its employees through the R40 deducted for funeral cover. “There is no funeral that occurred that we did not attend to. We provide financial assistance and even provide transport to those of our employees who will be grieving,” he said. On allegations regarding the provident fund, Silaule said: “We have told the workers that we have a problem when it comes to the statements from the bank. This is an issue between the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) and our bank. “Even some of our employees in senior management have raised this issue and we have asked those involved in the provident fund to come and explain the situation to our employees. “Again, there is a proper route that the workers can follow internally because there could be consequences if these allegations against the company are found to be untrue. “We have an internal structure designed to deal with the grievances of employees. Workers are even free to approach the department of labor if they have exhausted the internal processes are still unsatisfied,” Silaule added. Motlogelwa said the workers had already reported a number of their grievances to the relevant authorities in government. “We have taken up the issue with the Department of Labour and they are investigating. They are yet to get back to us,” Motlogelwa said. UNHAPPY: Olebogeng Motlogelwa (right) and Maureen Molefe (PHOTO: FARIRAYI KAHWEMBA)


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Scholar transport: How safe are our children?

Farirayi Kahwemba

farirai@lesedingnews.co.za The recent death of three children in a train accident involving another vehicle has brought to the fore safety and security concerns in the transport sector, particularly with regard to vehicles – commonly referred to as “skof ” – that are used to transport children to and from schools. Of major concern to most parents and guardians are revelations that a number of the drivers ferrying their children pose a serious danger not only to the passengers they carry but also to themselves as most of them do not possess driver’s licenses. As if this is not enough, traffic authorities and the police have often discovered that a number of these drivers are either using vehicles that are not roadworthy or do not have the legal papers permitting them to be involved in such a transport business. A recent accident in which an 8-year-old boy and three other children lost their lives – after a vehicle they were travelling in was smashed and dragged along by a moving train – has left community members in Tlhabane and Zinniaville shell shocked. The police are investigating the incident, which occurred at the rail crossing between Rustenburg North (Noord) and Zinniaville. According to police, the driver of a Toyota Avanza that was transporting 12 school children attempted to overtake other motorists at the level crossing. The other vehicles had stopped at the crossing to allow an oncoming train to pass. “The vehicle got stuck on the railway level crossing and the oncoming train hit and dragged it, resulting in the immediate death of an eight-yearold boy on the spot,” Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone of SAPS said. Two more children were declared dead on arrival at the Job Shimankane Tabane Hospital. Mokgwabone said the police, who are investigating

a case of culpable homicide, are also keen to establish why the vehicle was illegally ferrying passengers. The driver – who faces an additional charge of reckless and negligent driving – might also be charged with overloading as well as contravening the National Road Traffic Act. In another incident, five people were injured in a crash involving a school bus and a bakkie on the R30 Klerksdorp-Ventersdorp road. Three learners who were in the bus that was transporting 30 learners to school were rushed to hospital with minor injuries. Twenty-seven of the learners who were in the bus were also transported to hospital for counselling after they were EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION: One of the schools in the CDB where scholars are regularly transported by taxis (PHOTO: LEVY MOKWELE) shocked by the ordeal. the road and warnings not to beat trains at level if they try to do this because the taxi drivers might These and other events have left parents and concerned residents questioning crossings are still putting lives of passengers at not take it well,” she added. She suggested that schools must be given more the safety and security of the children who have risk,” Modise said. come to rely on this form of transport to and from The Premier also called on parents to ensure that monitoring powers. their children are transported in properly licensed “It would be a good idea for schools to be given the various schools they are attending. It is against such a background of events that scholar transport vehicles whose drivers do not more powers. For example, we can ask the people transporting these children to come with a list North West Premier, Thandi Modise, has called overload. upon road traffic management authorities to However, Mmoni Molete – the headmaster of of the children they are transporting as well as clamp down on reckless driving, overloading and Thabiso Middle School – told Leseding News the valid papers allowing them to operate these that there is very little that parents and guardians vehicles. illegal learner transportation. “Although Transnet spend R4, 8 million on the can do in order to reign in on unscrupulous or “We will then be in a better position to warn parents if there is a need to do so,” she added. Road Safety Level Crossing Project launched in unlicensed taxi drivers and operators. partnership with the Department of Transport “It is difficult for the parents. They do not have She encouraged schools to either initiate or and the Provincial Road Traffic Management to the powers to demand the roadworthiness of any maintain scholar patrol programmes at points bring down level crossing fatalities which have of the vehicle that transport these children to and where children are dropped off and collected. “These patrols have ensured that the drivers are caused over 30 crashes in the past five years in from school,” Molete said. Rustenburg alone, drivers who ignore rules of “It may actually become very dangerous for them forced to obey the traffic rules,” Molete said.

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Sizzling dance competition at Sun City The stage is likely to be set alight during South Africa’s premier dance event – the 25th Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival – to be held at Sun City from 11 to 13 April. The event – which is being held under the auspices of the South African Dance Teachers Association – is open to both amateur and professional dancers from around the country. Dancers will compete in Freestyle, Slowdance, Ballroom and Latin, Hip Hop, Showdance, Street Dance Show, Disco Dance, Jazz, Breakdance and Electric Boogie. The Stage branch has opened a para category for disabled competitors

as well. The Festival is also a springboard for talented entrants who go on to achieve even greater recognition. The current World Freestyle and Slowdance Champion Kalon Badenhorst is one such example. “We encourage each and every participant to reach their goals and strive to reach new heights in their dancing achievements,” said Bev Wood of the South African Dance Teachers Association. “I know that the dancers will create another spectacular and successful Battle of the Giants and at the same

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time, climb the ranks of World dancing,” she added. Those who would like to obtain more information about Sun City’s special accommodation packages can contact Dreams on (011) 217 5555, or email dreams@suninternational.com. Each day of the competition will begin at 9am. Tickets are available from Computicket at R75 per person per day, and R80 for the Grand Final on Saturday evening. Discounts are also available for children under 12 years of age.

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LESEDING GIRL OF THE WEEK

Our Leseding Girl of the week comes from Monakato, which is situated just outside Rustenburg. Mmapula Mpipi (19) enjoys taking part in fashion shows and is also learning as much as she can about beauty therapy. She has just completed rewriting her Physical Science and Mathematics matric examinations at IMTA College in Rustenburg. She completed her matric at J.M. Ntsime High School and is eager to pursue a career in the modelling and fashion industry. Models aged between 17 and 30, who are interested in appearing in this space, are requested to phone (014) 597 9980.

DANCE MOVES: Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival will be held in Sun City (PHOTO: SUPPLIED)

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Release Date: 7 March 2014 For those of you who enjoy action, this movie is certainly for you. In this crime drama from Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter director David O. Russell, brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. DIRECTED BY David O. Russell PRODUCED BY Charles Roven, Jonathan Gordon, Megan Ellison and Richard Suckle


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BOJANALA PLATINUM DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER PUBLIC NOTICE 1. Process plan 2014/15 REVIEWED IDP AND BUDGET Notice is hereby given in terms of section 25 (4) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000, that the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality (BPDM) has developed a Process Plan for the IDP for 2014/15 and Budget for the Medium Term Expenditure Framework of 2014/17. This Document has been approved by the Bojanala Platinum District Council for public to know the process that will be followed to complete the review of both IDP & Budget.

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OBJECTIVE

3rd week September 2013

Presentation of the Framework & Process Plan to IDP Representatives Forum

• To introduce what the parameters for the IDP Review • To set out the requirements of the BPDM to all relevant stakeholders

2nd week December 2013

Presentation of the consolidated community needs to IDP Rep Forum

• To present the outcomes of community consultations as conducted by Local Municipalities • To inform (preliminary) plans of the sector Departments & stakeholders

3rd week March 2014

Presentation of Draft Strategies for IDP Implementation for 14/15

• To inform the Draft Budgets for the MTEF of municipalities • To provide early reconciliation/ alignment of the Sector Department & Stakeholders Plans to strategies & Budgets • To inform the monitoring and evaluation processes of DM & LMs

1st week May 2014

Presentation of the Budget allocations of DM, LMs & Sectors/Stakeholders to IDP Rep Forum

• To ensure that Plans/Strategies of Municipalities, Sector Departments & Stakeholders are aligned, budgeted for and have spatial meaning.

In case of any further clarification or information, such enquiries can be directed to the Municipal Manager, for the attention of Mr Gontse Koitsioe or Ms Kelebogile Dilwane, at the postal address below, or through e-mail: gontsek@bojanala.gov.za or they can be faxed to: (014) 597 0306. Bojanala Platinum District Municipality PO Box 1993 Rustenburg 0300

I SIROVHA (MR.) MUNICIPAL MANAGER BOJANALA PLATINUM DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY


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9 April

Declaring war on garbage

Sun City’s Environmental Department and the Moses Kotane Municipality’s Waste Management Department recently joined forces to tackle the mound of rubbish that had piled up at the ZipSlide area next to Sun City. Sun City – together with the newly appointed environmental team from the municipality – has also implemented a programme to counter illegal dumping by running a door-to-door environmental awareness campaign alongside an on-the-ground litter collection. The team participating in the clean up included 30 staff members from Sun City, while the municipality provided 21 team members, plus an additional 46 litter collectors to assist on the

day. The activity forms part of the Extended Public Works Programme which, in addition to cleaning up the environment, also aims to create jobs for the unemployed. Platinum Waste Resources (PWR) not only provided a team to assist with the cleanup and transported the waste to the landfill site, they were also prepared to schedule an additional nightshift to make up the time needed to assist with the clean up. The litter collection teams received assistance in the form of bottled water and snacks, courtesy of the Sun City finance department, as a small token of their appreciation. Additionally, dust masks and gloves for each worker were also provided by the Sun

City maintenance department. In all, over 100 people participated in the clean up of identified sites and not even soaring summer temperatures could deter the team who soldiered on. They succeeded in clearing the mountain of rubbish from all the sites in less than two hours. The litter had gathered over many months. During this time, it was exposed to elements such as fire and rain and had become crosscontaminated from other waste. Clearing it, therefore, was not a simple task. However, the determined team removed a total of 2630kg of waste, of which 840kg was recycled. The unrecyclable waste was eventually disposed of at the Sun City landfill site by PWR.

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Phokeng Trauma assists victims of abuse Phokeng Trauma Centre – which was established in 2004 to assist victims of domestic violence and other forms of abuse – has been conducting various awareness campaigns and events within the community. The organization, which offers free psychological support and services to victims, held a domestic violence community dialogue in Monakato on 21 March as part of its efforts to reach out to as many people within Phokeng as possible. Although the event was held during Human Rights Day, it was well attended by community members. “The burning issue was the youth’s uncontrollable behavior and substance abuse. This is because it is one of the factors that contribute to domestic violence and sexual offences,” Kelebogile Timane of Phokeng Trauma Centre said. “After the deliberations, it was agreed that community members together with the local NGO’s and other stakeholders will work towards forming a forum that will address issues such as uncontrollable behavior and substance abuse. “We would like to thank the community members and stakeholders who took time from their holiday to attend the dialogue,” she added. The dialogue was preceded by a presentation by two other community awareness initiatives by Phokeng Trauma Centre. The organization made two presentations – at Matlhare Mokautu High and Tsope Middle School – followed by a door to door campaign at Slovo section in Monakato. The campaign also involved an interview with one of the local radio stations. “I would like to advise people to speak out against all forms of abuse because suffering in silence does not help,” Timane pointed out. Phokeng Trauma Centre assists victims of rape, domestic violence, human trafficking and other trauma related incidents such as robbery, hijacking, accidents and murder.


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PLATINUM PEOPLE

It the modern day era – where technological advances have had an effect on the lives and practices of many – it is becoming increasingly rare for young people to take a keen interest in the cultures and traditions that were practiced by the older generation. In most cases, young people would rather preoccupy themselves with the latest fashion trends, movies or technological gadgets such as cellphones, tablets, ipads…….the list goes on. This is probably why teachers, parents and other invited guests gave a standing ovation to 18-year-old Cleopatra Nkhuna after her eloquent rendition of a Xhosa poem during a recently held Silver Jubilee event. The event was held to celebrate H.F. Tlou School’s 25th anniversary as well as to look back at the progress the educational institution has made since it was established. Various performances, including a number of gospel songs from the school’s choir, kept the crowd entertained during the proceedings. But Nkhuna’s recital was unique – and made all the more special by her Xhosa traditional attire. “I started performing traditional poems while I was still at my previous school in Freedom Park,” Cleopatra, a student at H.F. Tlou School, said. “I was only 13 years old at that time but I enjoyed myself very much because this is something that is very close to me,” she added. She revealed that she got the Xhosa influence from her mother, who is part of the Amahlubi tribe living in the Moses Kotane area of the North West. “My mother comes from Khayakhulu and she has a lot of poems that she has taught me. Performing before all these people is a huge milestone for me because huge audiences have

made me more and more confident,” she said. Her poems mostly focus on parents and teachers. In her recital during the Silver Jubilee event, she gave an appreciation of the efforts being made by teachers and parents towards education. “I was talking about how thankful I am for

the opportunities that we are given by our teachers and parents,” she explained. Cleopatra hopes she will succeed in pursuing her poetry after school. “I am not involved in any drama activities here at school but I am very excited about my Xhosa poetry. I would like to challenge all the

young people out there to be proud of their roots. “I am hoping that after school, I will be able to continue with my poetry, maybe consider a career in the arts. “For now, I am just enjoying reciting poems to people,” she concluded.

THE REHABILITATION OF NATIONAL ROUTE N14 SECTION 10 FROM DELAREYVILLE TO SANNIESHOF

BACKGROUND • National Route N14 is a vital link between Gauteng, Northwest, Northern Cape and Namibia. • Section 10 from Delareyville to Sannieshof is ±37.6 kms long and carries high volumes of traffic, mainly for agricultural purposes. • The road had potholes and showed critical signs of failure such as rutting and cracking. • It was critical to rehabilitate it to sustain traffic and support the livelihood of these communities for the next 20 years. IMPROVEMENTS • The total cost of the rehabilitation and upgrade was ±R183 million. • The road was widened from 7.4 to 9.4 metres. • The main streets of Delareyville and Sannieshof that are linked with the N14 were improved. • Pavements were recycled and strengthened and potholes and cracks at major intersections were repaired. • The road was raised by ±300 mm and culverts were built at strategic points to improve drainage of storm water. JOB CREATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT • 413 full time jobs to the value of about R30 million were created during the project. • 277 individuals received formal and informal training. • Up to 15 SMMEs received contracts to the value of R40.5 million.

BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITIES • Employment and skills development training to empower locals. • The infrastructure growth in the community focused on safely engineered road and giving improved access to the local towns of Delareyville and Sannieshof for collection of social grants and basic essentials( food, clothing etc). • Learners have now a safe road to travel to and from school and with improved visibly for both road users and pedestrians.

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Lonmin empowers local businesses

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New industrial park in Tlokwe Levy Mokwele levy@lesedingnews.co.za

The newly launched Tlokwe Light Industrial Park is set to contribute significantly to the strengthening of Small Micro Enterprises (SMME’s) in the Tlokwe municipality. Launched recently by the North West MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, Motlalepula Rosho, the building of the Park is in line with the department’s mission of economic diversification, creation of sustainable enterprise and employment creation. The Park was built after SMME’s raised concern about shortage of factory space and exorbitant rental prices charged by private companies. “The North West Provincial government felt it fit to build the industrial park to stimulate economic growth, participation and sustainable development. “We want to increase the North West Development Agency’s footprint in all the districts of the North West Province.

“We are proud that Tlokwe industrial park was built by Gale Construction company, owned by a dynamic lady who successfully and timeously completed the project,” said Rosho. Rosho added: “Through our empowerment programme we encourage women, youth, and people with disabilities to venture into innovative production. “It is our vision that the industrial park be adopted as a good model that will support SMME’s to reduce unemployment especially to the previously disadvantaged groups.” Rosho further revealed that her Department intends to replicate this model in all the districts of the province and encourage small businesses to utilise it effectively. The Park has ten workshops measuring 100m² each and three of the workshops have already been leased out to the manufacturing SMMEs. Small businesses that are interested in renting the factories are requested to approach local NWDC offices and this will be on first come first serve basis.

KITSISO YA KOPO YA TETLELELOSETIKOLOGO MALEBANA LE BOBOLOKOKELO JWA TLASE GA, LE GODIMO GA MMU, JWA DITHOTO TSE DI KOTSI, JO BO TSHIKHINNGWANG, MMOGO LE TSOSOLOSO YA BOROGOTSELAPHITLHELELO JO BO KGABAGANYANG NOKA, LE DITHULAGANYETSO TSE DI TSAMAELANANG, MALEBANA LE TIKATIKWE YA MOEPO WA STYLDRIFT, RUSTENBURG, POROFENSE YA BOKONEBOPHIRIMA. NWDEDECT Nomoretshupetso: NWP/EIA/115/2013 TALETSO YA GO IKWADISA LE GO TSHWAELA Fano, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) e neela kitsiso ka ga maikaelelo a bona a go aga ditlamelwabobolokelo tsa dithoto tse di kotsi jaaka disele, peterole le dituki tse dingwe, mmogo le go tsosolosa borogotselaphitlhelelo jwa molatswana wa Bonwakgogo o o sa eleleleng ruri, go ya ka Molao wa Taolotikologo wa Bosetšhaba (NEMA, Molao No. 107 wa 1998). MOTLHAGISI: Royal Bafokeng Resources (Pty) Ltd TTLHALOSETSO YA POROJEKE: Tikatikwe ya Moepo wa Styldrift ya Royal Bafokeng Resources e tshotse Lenaneo la Taolotikologo (EMPR) malebana le Tiro ya bona ya Moepo wa Styldrift (Nomoretshupetso: NW30/5/1/2/3/2/1/ (312) EM), le le rebotsweng ke DMR ka Seetebosigo wa 2007 go ya ka Molao wa Tlhabololo ya Diminerale le Peteroliamo (MPRDA, Molao No. 28 wa 2002), gammogo le Laesense ya Tiriso ya Metsi (WUL) (Nomorotshupetso 26031507) go tswa go Lefapha la Merero ya Metsi (DWA), go ya ka Molaobosetšhaba wa Metsi (NWA) (Molao No. 36 wa 1998). Ka ntlha ya ditirwanatsamaiso kwa Tikatikweng ya Moepo wa Styldrift, RBPlat e rulaganya go aga ditlamelwapolokelo di le mmalwa tsa polokelo ya dithoto tse di kotsi jaaka peterole, disele le dituki tse dingwe mo losing lwa Tikatikwe ya Moepo wa Styldrift. Ditlamelwapolokelo tse di tlaa agelwa polokelo le theleso ya dituki tsa metšhine ya tlase ga, le godimo ga mmu, tse di diriswang mo tsamaisong ya moepo. Kago ya ditlamelwapolokelo tsa polokelo ya dithoto tse di kotsi e neetswe peelo mo go EMPR e e setseng e le teng malebana le Tikatikwe ya Moepo wa Styldrift. Dithulaganyetso tse di leng teng mo tikologong ya noka e e sa eleleleng ruri ya Bonwakgogo, kwa botlhaba jwa Tikatikwe ya Moepo wa Styldrift, di bontsha matshwao a kgogolego. RBPlat e tshikhinya go akaretsa dithulaganyo tsa taolakgogolego mo losing lwa molatswana o, go tsepamisa losi le go thibela kgotlelego ya molatswana o. Se se tlaa akaretsa kago ya dikabione kgotsa dilo dingwe tsa taolakgogolego mo sekgaleng sa 32m go bapa le molatswana wa Bonwakgogo. Ditirwana tse di akarediwang mo porojekeng e e tshikhinngwang di tlhoka tetlelelosetikologo go ya ka NEMA. DITIRWANA TSA POROJEKE TSE DI TSHIKHINNGWANG: • Bobolokelo jwa tlase ga, le godimo ga mmu jwa dithoto tse di kotsi, go akarediwa peterole, disele, dikhemikhale kgotsa parafene, tsa mothamogotlhe wa dikubikimetara di ka nna 450, tse di tlaa diriswang mo tsamaisong ya moepo kwa Tikatikweng ya Moepo wa Styldrift, o o leng mo sekgaleng sa 5 km sa Pilanesburg National Park, se se lemogilweng jaaka karolo e e sireletsegileng go ya ka Molao wa Taolotikologo wa Bosetšhaba: Molao wa Tshireletsokarolo; le • Ditirwana tsa tshutisommu go dikubikimetara di ka nna 5 tse di tsamaelanang le tsosoloso ya borogotselaphitlhelelo go kgabaganya molatswana wa Bonwakgogo. LEFELO: Porojeke e e tshikhinngwang, e kopo e ya tetlelelosetikologo e leng ka ga yona, e mo Bommasepaleng ba Kgaolo ya Selegae ya Rustenburg le ya Bojanala Plutinum mo Porofenseng ya Bokonebophirima ya Aforikaborwa. Porojeke e e tshikhinngwang e tlaa diragadiwa ka fa gare ga losi lwa Tikatikwe ya Moepo wa Styldrift mme e tlaa ama fela polasa ya Styldrift 90 JQ, e e bapileng le Moepo o o setseng o le teng wa Polatinamo wa Bafokeng Rasimone (BRPM), bokana ka 37km kwa bokonebophirima jwa Rustenburg. TSAMAISO YA TETLELELOTIKOLOGO: SRK Consulting e thapilwe ke RBPlat go tsamaisa Tlhatlhobomotheo (BA) mmogo le Botsaakarolo jwa Setšhaba jo bo tsamaelanang malebana le porojeke e e tshikhinngwang. Pegelo ya Tlhabololomotheo (BAR) mmogo le ditokomane tse di tsamaisanang, e tlaa neelwa bothati jwa bokgoni, jo gajaana e leng Lefapha la Tlhabololo ya Ikonomi, Tikologo, Tshomarelo le Bojanala, la Bokonebophirima (NWDEDECT) malebana le tetlelelo ya NEMA. TALETSO YA TSHWAELO YA SETŠHABA Beng ba lalediwa go ikwadisa jaaka Makokokgatlhego a a Amegang (I&APs) le go tsaa karolo mo tsamaisong ya tetlelelosetikologo ka go tlhaola dintlhatshwenyego le go neela ditshikhinyo malebana le tokafatso ya porojeke e e tshikhinngwang, go tla di tlholwa ka motsi wa tlhatlhobosetegeniki. Tokomanetshedimosetso ya Lemorago (BID) e e neelang tshedimosetso e nngwe malebana le porojeke e e tshikhinngwang mmogo le tsamaiso ya tetlelelotikologo e ka fitlhelwa fa motho a e kopa. Tsweetswee romela ditshwaelo tse di kwadilweng ka poso, fekese kgotsa imeile mo malatsing a le 30 go tloga letlha la kitsiso e, go Ms Donne Du Toit kwa SRK Consulting: Mogala: 012 361 9821 Fekese: 086 514 9768 Aterese ya poso: P.O. Box 35290, Menlo Park, Pretoria, 0102 Imeile: ppp@srk.co.za Letlha la bofelo la ditshwaelo le ikwadiso: 12 Motsheganong 2014 Nomore ya porojeke: 475112

Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU), in partnership with platinum producer Lonmin, are playing their part in empowering local businesses. Shanduka recently hosted a procurement workshop for more than 60 black-owned local entrepreneurs on 13 March at the Lonmin Conference Centre near Mooinooi. SBU and Lonmin launched a business incubator in Mooinooi near Marikana in September last year in order to broaden participation in Lonmin’s supply chain and boost support for small blackowned businesses in the area. This is achieved through the provision of subsidised, shared offices and assistance in

facilitating procurement, finance and networking opportunities for local entreperneurs. Lonmin, La Farge and BMG participated in this latest workshop and helped motivate and expose local suppliers within the Greater Lonmin Community to business opportunities while creating an opportunity to network. Speaking during the workshop, Precious Tshabalala, SBU regional manager for Mooinooi, encouraged suppliers who are part of the SBU incubator to stay committed to the programme as it would help grow their skills, provide mentoring while helping them to connect with the larger business community.

EMPOWERMENT: Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU) and Lonmin hosted over 60 entrepreneurs at a networking workshop at the Lonmin Conference Centre with the aim of boosting local business. (PHOTO: SUPPLIED)


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Football academy for Mogwase Sports Reporter

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Plans are underway to set up a football academy in one of the local colleges in Mogwase – a development that would be a huge boost to the development of the sport in that area. Orbit FET College’s Mankwe Campus will soon have a football academy whose aim is to harness talent within the educational facility while also promoting the sport as a career option and a means of staying healthy. Kabelo Sibiya – the coach of Orbit FET College FC – revealed to Leseding News that the academy is likely to be fully operational before the end of this year. “We are very excited about this development because this means that as a club, we will have

more options to pick our players from,” Sibiya said. “It is also an excellent opportunity for football development in the Mogwase area. The talent is definitely there. “All that is needed is for those who are interested in football to receive the correct instructions in terms of coaching,” he added. He also explained that the academy will be in line with some of the courses that will be offered at the college. “The college is busy with sports programmes such as Sports Science, Sports Administration and the academy will be in line with this development,” he said. Sibiya’s team – who are based in Rustenburg – go to the Mankwe

DEVELOPING TALENT: Kableo Sibiya (PHOTO: FARIRAYI KAHWEMBA)

Campus twice a week for training. “We often use their gym for training twice a week. Once the academy is fully operational we will be able to also benefit from these facilities,” he pointed out. “Players from 19 years and under, who can add value to the academy, will be invited for trails once the facility is up and running. “This is a major development for football in this area,” he added.

Cycling for a worthy cause Farirayi Kahwemba

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The 2014 CANSA Lost City Cycling Challenge, which will be held on 16 August in Sun City, is set to bring together a number of biking enthusiasts for a worthy cause. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will once again be the proud beneficiaries of this showcase, which has over the years grown in leaps and bounds. This year’s event will mark the 17th time that the race will be taking place. Since 1998, the CANSA Lost City Cycling Challenge has grown to become an important awareness tool and fundraiser for CANSA’s wide-reaching service, which includes prevention and education programmes as well as patient care and support to children and their families affected by cancer. According to Centurion Cycling – who are the organizers of the event – competitors can compete in either the 103km, 70km or 15km races. All races will start at the Sun City parking area. “Entries for the 15 kilometre event and the kiddies’ race are accepted at the start. Entries for the road

PUSHING HARD: Competitors from last year’s event (PHOTO: SUPPLIED)

race will be limited to 4 500,” reads part of the entry rules. Competitors will cycle on wide roads with broad shoulders as the race courses have been designed with safety as a priority. However, the demands of the longer and more challenging 115 kilometre route can be felt – almost form the start. Much of the route passes through a host of the local villages and goes past the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. But entrants must know that once one has around 50 kilometres of road in one’s rear-view mirror, the road becomes easy and more pleasant. Since its inception, the CANSA Lost City Cycling Challenge has raised over R2 million for cancer awareness initiatives. On the actual day of this year’s event, there will be many activities aimed at children’s entertainment – making it a real family affair. Entry to Sun City is free for all participants, family members and spectators, provided you are through the gates before 06h30.


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