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MATRIC CLASS OF 2016 BY Gopolang Leepile (GPG) MEET GAUTENG'S TOP ACHIEVER! Marle Grabe (middle on right photo), from Hoerskool Zwartkop is Gauteng's top performing learner, achieving nine distinctions in the 2016 National Senior Certificate examinations. The 18-year-old was presented with a top achiever award during the Gauteng Department of Education’s official announcement of the 2016 NSC results. She achieved disticntions in Afrikaans (Home Language), English (First Additional Language), Physical Science; Mathematics; Hospitality Studies; Dance Studies and Life Orientation. Although it was unexpected, she said that she worked hard and received a lot of support from her parents during the exams.“I am very happy and thankful for my achievements. It is a great blessing being able to achieve this”. READ MORE ON PAGE 3


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impoRtant notice to teRtiaRY StudentS! NSFAS executive management decided that it was best to open the second and last application window of application for financial aid as follows: NSFAS will re-open for 2017 applications for all learners who have not applied during the 01 August – 30 November 2016 window period; Applications for students who wish to study at TVET colleges will open from the 9 January 2017 and close on 14 February 2017; and this is meant to coincide with release of matric results. Applications for students who wish to study at universities will open from 9 January 2017 and close on 20 January 2017.

Although NSFAS will accept paper applications, universities and TVET colleges are encouraged to assist students to submit online applications during these application periods. This will speed up the process of evaluation and funding to students. We are calling on all young people who missed the first application phase this year and need NSFAS financial support, to take advantage of this second opportunity and submit their applications for financial assistance as soon as possible.

This is now time to start collating all your supporting documents so that the applications process is smoother. Source: National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

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THE Gauteng Premier calls upon all citizens to nominate their respective individual or organization for the Gauteng Premier's Service Excellence Awards. These accolades were made to recognize and reward dynamic, responsive and innovative socio-economic projects and initiatives. Departments, busi-

nesses, NGO's and communities are invited to enter their projects before the closing date on Wednesday, January 19. Direct your queries to the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) via email, telephone or the hotline on 086 001 1000. Visit the website for more information on www.gautengonline.

On Wednesday morning, January 11, a house robbery took place in Heidelberg’s Jordaan Park and suspects are still at large. A 59 year old domestic worker and a gardener were busy working at their employer's house when they were confronted by two unknown men. The pair forced them into the house, tied with ropes in the lounge room and suspects proceeded to turn upside down the house. Suspects were demanding to be shown where the firearm safes are placed. They took along two flat

screen TV's and a flat computer screen. The suspects were using a black Mercedes Benz C180 with registration number FC68FVGP (see picture above). Anyone with information on the vehicle or the whereabouts of the suspects may contact Heidelberg SAPS Captain on 016 341 0361 or 079 694 6801. Report crime anonymously on the Crime Line 08600 10111 or SMS 32211. Call the SAPS toll-free number 10111 for immediate assistance.


TWO suspects, aged 20 and 22 years old respectively, were arrested by Captain Thivhulawi Tshilate for Common robbery after they robbed a young man and women their cellphone and their wallets, along AG Visser Street in Rensburg, Gauteng, South Africa On Tuesday night, January 3, the suspects were spotted by the complainant walking along Vlok Street in Rensburg and informed Captain Tshilate with the description of clothing. Police started looking for the suspects and were found walking along Meyer Street in Heidelberg and were arrested on Wednesday, January 4. The arrested suspect will appear before Heidelberg Magistrate court soon.

As part of an ongoing ‘Siyaqhuba’ Mayoral project conducted on Tuesday, January 10; the EMPD Drug Enforcement, K9 and SWAT Units, arrested a 21-year old Nigerian national following a tip-off provided by a reliable entity and illegal substances were confiscated. The eye-hawked members from specialized units, spotted and cornered a cooperative suspect on Petunia road where he volunteered to lead Officers to his rented flat. In his bedroom between mattresses, R5410 in cash and seventy two zip locks of CAT and Crystal myth to the street value of R20000 were found. The arrested suspect was detained at the Primrose police station on charges of possession and dealing in an illicit substance. He is expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon.

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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2016! Gauteng reclaims top three spot

Amongst other top achievers in the province are Georgina Janke Grundeling and Rhoda Hartzer, both from Hoerskool Transvalia. Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi also presented a special award, the Harry Gwala Award to Thembinkosi Johannes Manyeruke from Ekurhuleni. He received a 100% in both Mathematics and Physical Science, as well as achieving top three in the top learner in township schools category. MEC Lesufi said: “Like true soldiers, our matric learners fought a good battle and improved the provincial results.” The top performing school in the province is Hoerskool Garsfontein in the Tshwane South district, which reached the highest number of Bachelor passes and got a 100% pass rate. It was followed by two schools, both from the Tshwane south district- Hoerskool Waterkloof and Hoerskool Menlopark. Premier David Makhura announced that all the top three performing matric learners in every school in Gauteng will receive funding towards their tertiary studies.

STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 3 “We are spending R520 million in the 2016/17 financial year to educate our learners,” said Premier Makhura. Gauteng schools came out on top in the 2016 matric results, producing the highest number of learners who obtained minimum requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree. Of the 112 164 registered learners for matric exams, only 103 829 wrote their final exam, 37 582 of those learners have obtained bachelors admission, which accounts to 36.2% of the total number of learners who wrote the final examinations. The Gauteng Department of Education has also contributed immensely to the development of learners with disabilities.

The official national pass rate of 2016 is 76.2%, which has excluded the number of learners who have been progressed, and 72.5% when progressed learners have been added. The official announcement was made by Minister for Basic Education, Angie Motshekga at the National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2016 examination results announcements at the Vodacom World, on Thursday, January 5. Gauteng achieved 85.1% pass rate, a slight but significant improvement of 0.9%, from 84.2 in the 2015 NSC examination results that put them in the top three performing provinces in South Africa.

Despite the province coming third place in the overall matric results of 2016, the Gauteng province had registered the highest number of matric learners after Kwa Zulu-Natal and Limpopo. Of all the districts that performed well across the country, Gauteng West performed well, putting them in the fourth place with 91.25.

Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and his accomplice Themba Tshabalala have been granted parole, the correctional services department said on Thursday. “The department can confirm the parole placement of Katlego Molemo Maarohanye and Themba Shabalala as approved by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Boards (CSPBs) of Leeuwkop and Baviaanspoort with effect from 5 January 2017,” spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said in a statement. “They will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby they must comply with specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until the sentence expires," Nxumalo said on Thursday. Nxumalo said the families of the victims were invited to the parole board deliberations, and some participated. Maarohanye and Tshabalala had served four years, one month and one day between bars.

HONORING THE BEST: Gauteng Premier and Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi congratulate the recepient of the Harry Gwala Special Award, Johannes Manyaruke from the City of Ekurhuleni on Thursday, January 5.


The SAMA entries are open to all artists who have released an album, between the 1st December 2015 till the 31st January 2017. The 23rd edition of the South African Music Awards is to take place this year. With categories that cover all the commercially significant musical genres, you will be pleased to know that we have added three (3) more popular categories of music for SAMA 23 i.e. the Best African Indigenous Gospel album (Clap & Tap/ Zion Music), Best Africa Artist album and Best AfroPop album. For further information of what comprises all categories

represented in the South African Music Awards, please visit the website on www.samusicawards. The album must be commercially available in order to qualify for entry. RISA encourages all recording artists and recording labels whose artists qualify, to submit their entries during this period and enter their albums for the SAMA 23 season.

The awards are classified as the premier Annual Music Awards event in South Africa that exist to honour and recognize accomplishments in the South African recording industry, and to cel-

ebrate the diversity infused in the different music genres. Produced and hosted under the auspices of The Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA), the annual event showcases the country's finest musical talent and awards the previous year's star performers at a gala event that is broadcast live. As the only music awards event that recognizes and awards the different music genres in South Africa, being in line to be considered for the coveted prized statuette is a monumental achievement (let alone winning it)for any South African artist, group, producer or engineer.

On Saturday, January 7, World-renowned South African DJ Black Coffee was robbed at gunpoint at a petrol station in Johannesburg. The DJ announced the news on Twitter saying: “1. A random guy demanded I opened the window at the Garage, smashed it with a hammer, and pointed a gun demanded I gave him my watch...” “2. White Polo Vivo.....Video footage and number plate will be posted soon.” Black Coffee, born Nkosinathi Maphumulo, and his fiance Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa got married in a star-studded celebrity wedding in Sun City on Sunday, January 9. The couple got engaged in 2010 and have two children together. Coffee is unharmed, with his Mercedes-Benz SLS window damaged and his watch was taken and has expressed gratitude for being unharmed.



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Ratanda’s very own Itumeleng Tsotetsi, who matriculated at Khanya Lesedi Secondary School, obtained 4 distinctions in her 2016 NSC final exams. “I’m a staunch believer of hard work, self determination, dedicating yourself to your work and believing in yourself ”, said the 16 year old, who was interviewed by the media team of Flamboyant SA, who visited her at home in Ratanda extension 7 on Monday, January 9. According to Itumeleng, she was never an ‘A’ student in school, especially during her primary school years, although she was

forever a hard worker. She only started making academic waves in her first year of high “Itumeleng is the last born child here at school at Khanya Lesedi, when her hard home, and we call her Dr Tumi”, said the oldwork and dedication started paying off. er brother, Lerato Tsotetsi when responding to a question on what motivates Itumeleng. In the first term of her Grade 8 academic year in 2013, she exceeded expectations and “Our biggest motivators are our parents, left eyebrows raised when she aced the term they always found ways to challenge, motiand was promoted to the next grade right vate and support us, yet Dr Tumi surprised there and then. everyone with her performance in her matric Since her promotion, she has dedicated exams. herself to her academics with even less than a handful to none to call friends; she was then Itumeleng has been accepted at the Uniable to obtain four distinctions in Sesotho versity of Pretoria and Wits to study Medical Home Language, Life Orientation, Business Sciences, as her ultimate goal is to become a Studies and Life Sciences. Medical technologist.

Yet despite her outstanding performance, she is struggling to get financial aid for her commence with her studies. This is a humble call to donors, business owners and financial aid holders to please assist Itumeleng in her pursuit to achieve her dreams. As a top student at Ratanda’s Khanya Lesedi Secondary School, Itumeleng qualifies for an automatic bursary from the Gauteng City Region Academy. See page six in this edition of Mapepeza Newspaper for more information.

Gauteng School Readiness Campaign in Lesedi!

BY Mapepeza Reporter On Wednesday, January 11, MEC for Gauteng Department of Community Safety MEC Sizakhele Nkosi-Malobane visited three schools in Ratanda; Qhaqholla Primary School, Khanya-lesedi secondary school and Kgoro Ya Thuto Secondary School respectively. The MEC had the honour of introducing the new scholar patrol uniforms and kits to Qhaqhola Primary School children. At the two high schools, the officials from Government handed over dignitary packs to pupils. Isibaya Actor Zakhele Mapondo Mabasa also attended the campaign to show support and motivate the class of 2017.

Community Safety MEC Sizakhele Nkosi-Malobane speaks to children during the Ntirhisano “Back-toSchool” readiness programme in Ratanda Township, Lesedi Local Municipality.

The scholar patrol of Qhaqholla Primary School dressed in their new uniform, sponsored by the Gauteng Department of Community Safety MEC on Wednesday, January 11. The provincial government officially visited the schools in Lesedi Local Municipality for the Nthirsano community outreach programme to motivate and support learners with ‘dignitary packs.’

Joining the MEC during the day was Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr Busi Modisakeng, Lesedi Local Municipality Mayor Cllr. Lerato Maloka and other senior government officials.

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#Siyaqhuba takes on the streets of germiston!

Ekurhuleni City Manager Dr. Imogen Mashazi joined the exeutive mayor in the #Siyaqhuba service delivery programme in Germiston recently.

BY Stephen Seakgwe People were shocked to see and get close to the City mayor Mzwandile Masina recently, when he decided to lead his staff of officials on the streets of Germiston. A group of yellow overall-wearing people highlighted the main streets in town, writing down each corner and infrastructural problem on their way. The City of Ekurhuleni has hit the ground running for the year of 2017, as the Mayoral service delivery programme continues. The mayor listened to local residents who voiced their problems and concerns to officials. In the first 100 days in office, Executive Mayor Masina introduced the #Siyaqhuba


A resident addresses the City of Ekurhuleni mayor Mzandile Masina while officials and the Germiston community listen intently.

campaign as part of a drive towards ensuring that service delivery issues are rapidly responded to and more importantly the people of the City are in closer proximity with public representatives. Since January 9, the #Siyaqhuba service delivery programme has started, seeing Ekurhuleni officials interact directly on the street with the people and more importantly contractors accounting on site for delayed projects. Mayor Masina has emphasized the need for urban rejuvenation in major towns of the City. “The City of Ekurhuleni requires an ef-

fective system which synchronizes rapid response and service delivery within the nine towns. More importantly there must be a seamless approach towards response to service delivery issues such as potholes, sidewalks and our health and safety issues.” Mayor Masina is on the ground for the next two weeks making an assessment of Germiston. He indicated that Germiston is one of the most historical towns in Ekurhuleni and houses the municipal precinct. “It can’t be correct that Germiston still looks like a town from the past,” said mayor Masina. He has plans to ensure that there is a majorrenewal project for Germiston and Kempton park as they are major logistical links not just forthe people of Ekurhuleni

but for the country as well as the continent. Through the #Siyaqhuba service delivery drive, the Mayor has called for an urgent audit of hijacked buildings, attendance to sidewalks and potholes and a major clean up and reinforcement of ‘peace-cops’ and the Clean City Brigade. The Executive Mayor is accompaniedby Members of the Mayoral Committee, the City Manager, Dr. Imogen Mashazi, and DivisionalHead in Operations: Customer Relations, Ms. Goodness Nhlapho together with other Divisional heads and senior officials. The #Siyaqhuba drive will be in Germiston for the next two weeks, and subsequently move towards all nine towns soon.

Quote of the Week “I strongly urge people to dream during the day. Because when you dream in the night, you might wake up and still be unsure of what you dreamt about.” Hlaudi Mostoeneng

A 55 year old inmate obtains 5 distinctions in 2016 Matric exams. This story was posted on Twitter by SABC News reporter Tumelo Machogo, who did not reveal who the clever inmate was. Many of the inmates have obtained bachelors and National diplomas. It is also reported that a prison in Barberton achieved a 100% pass rate.



THE Top 3 Grade 12 learners from all No-Fee paying, SSIP and LSEN government schools in Gauteng qualify for a bursary to study at a recognised Higher Education Institution (HEI) or a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College. The TVET bursaries are also targeted at learners who have completed Grade 09 – 12 and learners (between the ages of 16 to 35) in technical schools who want to pursue vocational studies at a Gauteng TVET Public Colleges. Learners should have already applied and been accepted at an institution for post school studies to qualify for a bursary. The bursary allocation includes registration fees, tuition fees and prescribed books to the maximum bursary amount awarded by the Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA)*You are encouraged to apply for additional funding (top up sponsorship) should your annual fees exceed the maximum amount awarded to you by the GCRA. Learners attending at Higher Education Institution (HEI) are expected to do 40 hours of community service from their 1st year of study until completion. To process a bursary application the following documentation should be provided by the learner• Certified copy of your identity document • Certified copy of your Grade 12 / highest qualification results • Proof of residence • Acceptance letter from the Institution

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Student Centered Modelis Live as From 01 August 2016. Therefore: • All New Applications Must Be Submitted Directly To NSFAS Online ( • Students Who Have Never Received NSFAS Funding Must Apply Online. • All Who Were Previously Funded by NSFAS and Were Not Funded in 2016 Must Apply Online. • All Students Who Have Signed Their Loan Agreement Form/ Schedule of Particulars (SOP) For 2016 And Currently Receiving NSFAS Funding DO NOT HAVE TO Reapply, But Go On Live To Create “MY ACCOUNT” And Update Their Details, Especially Contact Number And Email Address. Please Note That Funding Will Be Granted Provided the Funded Students Meet The NSFAS Academic Requirements. All Applications Forms Can Be Sent To NSFAS Head Office In Cape Town, via or Fax 086 644 2822 Or Report To Your NearestSedcol Campus For Assistance. In Order To Complete The Online Application Process, Applicants Must Also Have Scanned Copies Of The Following Required Attachments: • Matric Certificate • Identity Document/Birth Certificate • Last Academic Results • Proof of parents income (If parent/s employed) • Death Certificate/s (If parent/s deceased) • Doctor’s Certificate (If permanently disabled) Closing Date: 20 JANUARY 2017 For Further Details, Applicants Can Contact NSFAS Offices On 0860 067 327 Or Sedibeng TVET College: Central Office: Moipone Nkabane 016 422 6645, Vereeniging Campus: Aubrey Mposula 016 421 1150/1, VanderbijlparkCampus: Thabo Marumo 016 931 9406, Sebokeng Campus: Simphiwe Qwela 016 930 2800 OR Heidelberg Campus: Smangele Selemele 016 349 1022 The College Is Willing to Assist Applicants at Either of the Above Campuses!!


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CHIEF WHIP MONITORS SERVICE DELIVERy IN TEMbISA A 74-year old pensioner Phillimon Simelane from Winnie Mandela section in Tembisa expressed his excitement when he got a surprised visit from Ekurhuleni ANC Chief Whip Cllr Jongizizwe Dlabathi on Friday, January 6. The ANC Chief Whip accompanied by Ward 03 Cllr Gregory Raymond Malebo conducted a door to door visit and checked on some service delivery projects currently underway in the area. “My shack was bugled several times and I always had concerned by my safety,” said the 74-year old pensioner. The madala who has been living in a shack for more than a decade told Cllr Dlabathi that he’s happy, he will finally get a proper house of his own. “These visits are part of an ongoing service delivery programme and monitoring which seeks to ensure that the residents of Ekurhuleni re-

ceive quality services”, said Cllr Dlabathi. The Municipality of Ekurhuleni has started with the construction of houses in the area and several of them are completed, and occupied. “In our 100 days programme, the ANC led government handed out 292 houses and more than 700 title deeds to the rightful beneficiaries of Ekurhuleni residents,” said Cllr Dlabathi. During his visit, Cllr Dlabathi encouraged the residents to attend community meetings called by the ward councilors and always report service delivery related matters to their relevant ward councilors at all times. “My office is a conscious, mass based and service delivery driven caucus and therefore it is very important that all ward councilors are accessible to the residents at all times” he concluded.

Mapepeza Newspaper LESEDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Tender no: 18/2016: The Lesedi Local Municipality is hereby requesting bids from registered conveyancing companies to assist the municipality with the opening of a township register for Rensburg Extension 4 with the Deeds Office and to proclaim it as a registered township in the Government Gazette

provisions of the rules which are included in the bid documents. The Lesedi Local Municipality (LLM) reserves the right not to award to the lowest priced proposal, it normally awards the contract to the tenderer who proves to be fully capable of handling the contract and whose proposal is technically acceptable, has meaningful empowerment credentials and/or is financially advantageous to the LLM.Bids completed in pencil will be regarded as invalid bids.

Queries for the abovementioned bid may be directed to Ms Sibulelo Nxathi at Tel: (016) 492-0202 during office hours Mon to Fri Only bidders who score 70%or more for 08:00 – 16:00. functionality will be further evaluated on both Price and B-BBEE points. Closing date: 27 January 2017 @ 12h00 The 80/20 preference procurement point Tender documents, together with the terms system will apply and preference will be givof reference, which are important for the en to bidders who are able to demonstrate preparation of the proposal/tender, will be the following: available from Ms Sibulelo Nxathi at the SCM Office at the Municipality, Heidelberg, a) Price 80 points as from the 18 January 2017, 09h00 for a b) B-BBEE Status non-refundable fee of R 601.00, payable at Level of Contribution 20 points the rates and taxes hall during office hours Monday – Friday, 07:30 – 15:00. Only cash All service providers must submit their Bor EFT will be accepted. A compulsory brief- BBEE Verification Certificate from Verifiing session is scheduled to take place on the cation Agencies accredited by the South 19 January 2017,10h00 at the Infrastructure African Accreditation Systems (SANAS) or Services Boardroom. a Registered Auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an The completed proposals together with the Accounting Officer as contemplated in the tender document must be submitted in a Close Corporation Act (CCA) in order to sealed envelope marked” Functionality”. The claim preference points. completed price proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked” Price”. It is compulsory that the taxes of the sucBoth envelopes must be placed in one sin- cessful bidder must be in order or that satisgle sealed envelope marked: TENDER NO: factory arrangements have been made with 18/2016: TENDER FOR THE OPENING South African Revenue Service (SARS) to OF A TOWNSHIP REGISTER AND THE meet the bidder’s tax obligations. AdditionPROCLAMATION OF RENSBURG EXTEN- ally, no contract shall be concluded with any SION 4 LOCATED WITHIN LESEDI LOCAL bidder, whose municipal rates and taxes and MUNICIPALITY service charges are in arrears for more than three months. All bidders must ensure that Bids must be placed in the Tender Box situ- they are registered on the National Treasury ated at the Development and Planning De- Central Supplier Database via the following partment Municipal Building, c/o of Du Preez No busiand H F Verwoerd Street, Heidelberg, on or ness will be conducted with any person who before 12:00, 27 January 2017 and will be is not registered on this database. opened in public. Tender Box will be open during office hours Monday – Friday, 07:30 I RAMPEDI – 15:30. No e-mailed or no faxed bids will ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER be considered. All objectives and complaints must be lodged within 14 days and in writing LESEDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY to the municipal manager‘s office. PO BOX 201 HEIDELBERG Bidder’s attention is specifically drawn to the 1438


Tender no: 01/2017: The Lesedi Local Municipality hereby invites bids for the Operation, Management and Maintenance of the Heidelberg Waste Transfer Station. Queries for the abovementioned bid may be directed to Ms Sibulelo Nxathi at Tel no: (016) 492 0202 during office hours Mon to Fri 07:30 – 16:00. Closing date: 14 February 2017 @12h00 Tender documents, together with the terms of reference, which are important for the preparation of the proposal/tender, will be available from Ms Sibulelo Nxathi at the SCM Office at the Municipality, Heidelberg, as from the 23 January 2017, 09h00 for a non-refundable fee of R 1,815.00, payable at the rates and taxes hall during office hours Monday – Friday, 07:30 – 15:00. Only cash or EFT will be accepted. A compulsory briefing session is scheduled to take place on the 24 January 2017,12h00 at the Infrastructure Services Boardroom.


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awards the contract to the tenderer who proves to be fully capable of handling the contract and whose proposal is technically acceptable, has meaningful empowerment credentials and/or is financially advantageous to the LLM.Bids completed in pencil will be regarded as invalid bids. Only bidders who score 70%or more for functionality will be further evaluated on both Price and B-BBEE points. The 90/10 preference procurement point system will apply and preference will be given to bidders who are able to demonstrate the following: a) Price 90 points b) B-BBEE Status Level of Contribution 10 points

All service providers must submit their BBBEE Verification Certificate from Verification Agencies accredited by the South African Accreditation Systems (SANAS) or a Registered Auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting The completed proposals together with the Officer as contemplated in the Close Corpotender document must be submitted in a ration Act (CCA) in order to claim preference sealed envelope marked” Functionality”. The points. completed price proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked” Price”. It is compulsorythat the taxes of the successBoth envelopes must be placed in one single ful bidder must be in order or that satisfacsealed envelope marked: “TENDER NO: 01 tory arrangements have been made with /2017: OPERATION, MANAGEMENT AND South African Revenue Service (SARS) to MAINTENANCE OF THE HEIDELBERG meet the bidder’s tax obligations. Additionally, no contract shall be concluded with any WASTE TRANSFER STATION” bidder, whose municipal rates and taxes and Bids must be placed in the Tender Box situ- service charges are in arrears for more than ated at the Development and Planning De- three months. All bidders must ensure that partment, Municipal Building, c/o H F Verwo- they are registered on the National Treasury erd and Du Preez Street , Heidelberg, during Central Supplier Database via the following office hours Monday – Friday, 07:30 – 16:00. No busiThe tender closes on the 14th February 2017 ness will be conducted with any person who at 12:00. No late, or e-mailed or faxed bids is not registered on this database. will be considered.All objectives and complaints must be lodged within 14 days and in I RAMPEDI ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER writing to the municipal manager‘s office. Bidder’s attention is specifically drawn to the provisions of the rules which are included in the bid documents. The Lesedi Local Municipality (LLM) reserves the right not to award to the lowest priced proposal, it normally


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PERFECT SWING: Hitting the first ball of the day, acting executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Cllr Lesiba Mpya officially opened the BMW SA Open Championships on Thursday morning, January 12. Cllr Dora Mlambo, MMC Community Services and Vincent Campbell HOD Sports & Recreation (far right) watch on at Glendower Golf Club in Edenvale. THE BMW SA Open Championship proudly hosted by City of Ekurhuleni celebrates its 106th year in 2017, making it among the oldest national open championships in the world. This long-standing history and the quality of golf played, makes it one of the Sunshine Tour’s flagship events. Any player ranked within the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking qualifies to play and golfers earn points towards their Official World Golf Ranking and Race to Dubai. Legendary golfer Ernie Els is the player-host for the third time. The field consist of 156 professional golfers who will compete in the 72-

received a R100 000 donation from sponsor BMW South Africa. The NGO was established in 2009 by golfer Ernie and Liezl Els to focus on the issue of autism. This was motivated by their son Ben’s diagnosis several years before. In 2011, the Ernie Els Centre for Autism was estabThe South African Open was in- lished in South Africa. augurated in 1903 after a series of Golfing stars such as World number exhibition matches had been played in the decade prior to it. It is the sec- 2 Rory Mcllroy, Ernie Els, Branden ond-oldest national open golf cham- Grace, Trevor Immelman, Andy Sulpionship in the world, with the Open livan and George Coetzee will go head-to-head from 12-15 January. Championship being the oldest. The defending champion, 23 year It is also the second-oldest sporting competition in South Africa after the old Brandon Stone, is confident Currie Cup, which was first played ahead of facing these great players and hopes to repeat his victorious for in 1893. World Number Two golfer Rory Mcllroy poses with the MD of Mapepeza NewsThe Els for Autism Foundation feat. - Mapepeza Reporter hole stroke play tournament which is contested over four days. Other notably golfers in the championships are 2015 SA Open winner Andy Sullivan, 2013 SA Open winner Morten Orum Madsen, Hennie Otto, George Coetzee, Richard Sterne and Jaco van Zyl.

paper Lolliepop Mofoka at the first day of the BMW SA Open Chamionship.

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