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FOCUS SAMRASS

BULKING UP SECURITY MEASURES FOR MINERS

COMPAIGN

WASTE MANAGEMENT RECYCLE, RE-USE & REDUCE

SASDC

BUILDING SMALL BUSINESS

KHULA HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS CREATING ACHIEVERS

NEW POSITION WOMAN BREAKING BARRIERS

2014

A PERIOD OF PROSPERITY VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2


Prosperity


Prosperity is attracted to

me.

Education is the jewel of prosperity.

love, health and prosperity. Prosperity surrounds me and those around me. Innovation breeds prosperity. My life is filled with


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“I have come to know some very interesting people and each of our strategies. Each of these I am taking with me wherever I go”.

Hi Foskorites,

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EDITORS NOTE

t feels like ages ago since we last spoke. I have never thought that, in my wildest dreams, I would ever have to write a letter like this to you all. As at the end of April, I will no longer be working at Foskor. A wonderful opportunity has risen that will allow me to grow in my career and I am looking forward to gaining more knowledge in my field. It has been a very difficult decision as everything I have come to know about Communications and Public Relations I have learnt at Foskor. I started as a learner at Foskor and after six years this wonderful journey ends. In six years I have learnt so much about so many things, I have met so many wonderful people and made friends with most of them, I am not leaving a company, I am leaving a family and I am not saying goodbye to colleagues but saying farewell to friends. It has been an exciting time at Foskor with many ups and downs, cries and smiles. I have come to know some very interesting people and each of our strategies. Each of these I am taking with me wherever I go. In today’s age with technology I have no doubt that we cannot stay in touch. I hand over now to Abigail Modika who will be your new editor of the Focus magazine. I have no doubt in my mind that she will deliver an even better magazine to all the Foskorites out there. On that note, I would like to say that even though I am no longer on Foskor’s payroll or employed at Foskor, in my heart I will always remain a Foskorite and will carry that with me forever! Lots of love Jeanine @jeaninearnold87 on twitter

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Hot water bottles are a cost effective way of keeping warm this winter. EDITORIAL Editor (Out-going) Jeanine Arnold jeaninea@foskor.co.za 011 347 0619 Corporate Affairs Team Jeanine Arnold, Thembile Jobe Abigail Modika, Sarah Luthuli & Abby Ledwaba www.foskor.co.za Focus is the six weekly publication for Foskor (PTY) Ltd. Address PO Box 2494 Halfway House 1685 PUBLISHERS Published By Isigekle Trading CC 1 Teal Close Yellowood Park Durban 4004 031 462 8502 in association with Creativedge info@edgecorp.co.za This publication is available on a digital format.

Disclaimer All content was considerd correct at time of final approval. Foskor (PTY) LTD cannot be held responsible for the views stated in the publication

Contents REGULARS

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Editors Note CEO's Address Bits and Pieces Birthday List Mind Games Mind Games Answers Guess Who?

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DSF Team SASDC Supplier Programme Waste Management Khula School Awards Sport Development

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2014: THE BEST YEAR

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Attracting Prosperity

FEATURES

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Samrass Code Book Training National Water Week

EMPLOYEE PROFILE

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New Appointment Long Service Awards New Position (Rikhotso) New Position (Ngobe) SHREQ- Woman

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Healthy Lifestyle Tournament Soccer Fixture Two Oceans Results

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CEO Note Email

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reetings to all Foskorites. This year promises to be better than the previous year where we had cash flow problems caused by the depressed market conditions. The first quarter of 2014 has been challenging, we made progress in implementing the strategic initiatives

“We as South Africans should count our blessings as we just celebrated 20 years of democracy�.

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recommended by a consulting company called Bain & Company. We as South Africans should count our blessings as we just celebrated 20 years of democracy. Our country has made great strides in the last 20 years. Foskor has also gone through transformation in that period. As mentioned earlier this year, our cash flow position has improved as compared to last year. In the second quarter of the year (April- June), the price of phosphoric acid has increased from USD 680 to USD 715 per ton. The outlook for the future looks brighter than the previous year. Some of the key initiatives we implemented were: 1. Closing of the PMC stream in Phalaborwa. 2. Urgent applications to the Competition Tribunal to review the agreement between them and

Foskor. 3. Restructuring of Foskor in terms of section 189 of the Labour Relations Act. 4. Improvement in the Maputo Corridor logistics. We look forward to a prosperous year ahead.


Now your company internet and website have one more exciting offer for you to access at your leisure. Focus magazine can now be found in a digital format for you to read.

So why has focus gone digital?

FOCUS SAMRASS

BULKING UP SECURITY MEASURES FOR MINERS

COMPAIGN

WASTE MANAGEMENT RECYCLE, RE-USE & REDUCE

SASDC

BUILDING SMALL BUSINESS

KHULA HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS CREATING ACHIEVERS

NEW POSITION WOMAN BREAKING BARRIERS

2014

INSTANT ACCESS

Now you don’t have to fight your colleagues to get your hands on a copy of focus, every foskorite can have access to their magazine at any time.

A PERIOD OF PROSPERITY VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2

GOING GREEN

Every bit we can do to promote enviromental responsibility will benefit the future.

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Samras Book Tr “The Samrass code book was recently revised to ensure it conforms to international standards”

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Background: n terms of Chapter 23 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996, Act 29 of 1996 as amended certain accidents and dangerous occurrences must be reported to the DMR Inspectorate. In this Samrass codebook an accident is where a person was injured or killed and a dangerous occurrence is where no injury took place. The Samrass codebook was recently revised to ensure it conforms to international standards and to facilitate comparison with all statistics. The intention of this Samrass codebook is to ensure that all mines make use of the same terminology regarding accidents and accident

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“The Samrass codebook was recently revised to ensure it conforms to international standards and to facilitate comparison with all statistics” reporting and the correct description of accidents or dangerous occurrence is of utmost importance. Due to this the DMR headquarters

found that it is necessary to go to different venues in all the regions to train mine employees in the reporting of accidents and the completion of the applicable prescribed accident forms that must be submitted. On 18 February 2014, training was given to employees of various Mines in Phalaborwa at Moshate House. The training session was presented by two ladies from the Department’s Pretoria headquarters, namely Made Hugo and Renee Joubert. They were accompanied by the Senior Mining Inspector, Mr Elliot Letsoko, who is based in Polokwane. The training session was well attended by various mining companies. These sessions are


ss Code raining necessary to ensure every person’s safety and we are very happy that safety has become such an important facet in South Africa.

Samrass = South African Mines Reportable Accidents Statistical System DMR = Department of Mineral Resources

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WASTE MANAGEMENT AT FOSKOR

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he Acid Division, have made a commitment to reduce our Carbon Footprint through initiatives to improve Waste Management Practices by pursuing options of Re-use, Recycling and Reducing. The responsibility of day-today waste management is entrusted to all Foskorites, contractors and stakeholders

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The responsibility of day-to-day waste management is entrusted to Foskorites, contractors and all stakeholders.

alike. Overall disposal costs can be minimised through reducing cross contamination of the various waste types and by implementing efficient waste handling and recycling initiatives. Disposal of waste must be viewed as a last option since it requires high resource input and energy use. A reduction in waste disposal means not only means less energy and


cost but also means that we can contribute to the reduction of our carbon footprint contribution.

A competition was held amongst individuals to sort waste according to colour code without any labelling provided

SHREQ (Safety, Health, Radiation, Environment and Quality) embarked on a “Waste Management Awareness Campaign� that is aimed at familiarising all employees to best waste handling practices. A competition was held amongst individuals to sort waste according to colour coding without any labelling provided. An information stand was also available with relevant Carbon Footprint media which included magazines, booklets, flyers and other.

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n 13 March the SASDC (South African Supplier Diversity Council) launched a supplier programme at Foskor’s Acid division to a selected few Foskor suppliers. This programme is the collaboration between Foskor and SASDC and is fully funded by Foskor.

It aims at growth strategies for the chosen businesses. This programme assists suppliers to get certified to become creditable and trusted suppliers within the industries they service. The programme encourages transformation in South Africa through supplier diversity. Sifiso Mncube, (Divisional Procurement Manager) and Khetho Gumede, (Superintendent Supplier Development) welcomed this programme openheartedly and said that suppliers need to invest in this programme so Foskor can invest in them. For more information, suppliers and potential suppliers can contact Khetho Gumede (FOSKOR) on 035 902 3111 or Sibusiso Mthethwa (SASDC) on 011 100 1025.

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KHULA HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS

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hula High School scooped the awards and certificates from UThungulu District Awards Ceremony held at Esikhawini FET College. Khula High School received these awards unexpectedly and it was a huge surprise to the school principal Mr. Nxumalo and the staff. The school received trophies, a laptop and two certificates. Mr. Nxumalo was extremely cheerful and lively after making more than one trip to the stage to receive these prestigious awards. He thanked all different structures, the School Governing Body, his staff and the learners for the effort and time spent in making the school proud for achieving these honours and being recognised.

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Khula High School scooped the awards and certificates from UThungulu District Awards Ceremony


Ms. Nhlangulela (Maths & Science teacher), Mr. Nxumalo (School Principal) and Thembile Jobe (Foskor CSI Administrator), with the awards and certificates that Khula High School scooped from UThungulu District Awards Ceremony held at Esikhawini FET College.

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n 20 March 2014, the Department of Sports & Recreation was present to donate different types of sports gear to Mthonjaneni Youth Centre as well as to local schools.

Amongst those presenting the sports gear of different categories to the principals of the schools was, Her Worship Mayor of Uthungulu District, Her worship Mayor of Mthonjaneni, Manager for Sports & Recreation and Foskor CSI. Cricket, rugby, soccer, netball, volleyball and other sporting equipment was donated to the youth centre as well as to other local schools. This was a memorable day for the youth of the Mthonjaneni Municipality.

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THE DSF TEAM DID IT … Information Protection

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n March 2014 the DSF project completed 750 000 Lost Time Injury Free man-hours and celebrated the milestone. With much rigorous efforts to complete the project within budget and on time, the DSF team still put a lot of emphasis on safety. Such an outstanding achievement obviously did not come about by chance. It is a result of every team member’s dedication towards safety and team work. Below are some of the initiatives taken by the team in order to make safety a priority on the project? • The DSF site is made more visible by means of safety boards and banners; • ITORRA’s are completed and monitored on a daily basis; • Weekly safety inspections are conducted; • Safety is top on the agenda of every meeting on site; • The team ensures that there is proper communication and coordination among the various contractors; • The team gets encouraged and motivated by celebrating safety milestone success. The DSF team is determined to continue working safely in order to reach the one million LTI free man-hours milestone. Management encouraged everyone and expressed appreciation to all involved in the project.


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raham Ferns has joined Foskor from Insimbi Alloy Supplies, where he worked for the past two years. He takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer from 1 April 2014.

When asked why did he take up a position at Foskor, he replied, ‘it s a new challenge with a great company’. Being in a leadership position at Foskor entails diffusing conflicts and Graham’s way is to find a win-win in every situation. On a personal side, Graham is a father of two, Christopher (17) and Emma (13) and is planning on getting married soon to his long time girlfriend. He enjoys quiet times with his Fiancé and goes bird watching. He is a wine collector. The icon that Graham looks up to is Donald Trump because he never gives up even when things are tough. With this attitude he hopes to contribute to the success and profitability of Foskor.

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Long Se Philippus Lodevicus Grobbelaar

Philippus Lodevicus Grobbelaar, 50, from the mining department enjoys fishing and hunting. He started as a fitter and was moved to mining. Philippus has been married for 26 years and has two kids. His best memory at Foskor was travelling to Australia to coordinate stripping and shipping of 2300 Mk2 P&H rope shovels. He is always grateful for the way Foskor has treated him and would love for others to realise that. In five years he sees himself still giving Foskor his best and walking the road with his Creator.

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Johannes Modika

62 year old, Johannes Modika, started off as a Worker Sampler and is today in Registrations at the Mining Division. Johannes and his wife Rebecca have six children, Sharon, 31 years; Errol, 26 years; Titelo, 21 years; Ouma, 29 years; Peter, 23 years and Colts, 15 years. Being a parent Johannes understands the need for respect and finds that employee’s behaviour, respect and good morals are what he loves about the company. He feels that Foskor should give more gifts to employees as incentives to encourage them to work harder and embrace the Foskor name. He would also like to see all employees representing the Foskor logo, Monday to Friday, at least wearing a shirt, boots or trousers with the Foskor Logo. Johannes enjoys his work and finds that working with different races exciting as he gets to learn about new cultures.

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ervice Phillip Kubayi

Phillip Kubayi, 57, wished to be a teacher since he was young, he begun at Foskor as a security guard and is now part of Production. Phillip is married with four kids, Bornwise (35); Syborn (33); Decorate (31) and Truleth (27). He feels his future is to be a Pastor; he would like to influence people to believe and live the Godly way. His best memory of Foskor was between the 1980 to 1990 period when we received an abundance of free gifts.

guishes a long service� Mapamotsa Maake

Mapamotsa Maake, Letjepe as some would know him, is a father of three and has been married for 22 years. Letjepe began his life as a Foskorite as a security guard and moved on to the Electrical Workshop. He has a love for politics and pays close attention to it.

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William Mabaso

William Mabaso, from the Control- Lab started off as a security guard. He has been married for 12 years and has four children: Levin (32); Portia (29); Terence (27) and Candice (13). Mantsena, as he is called by his friends, loves watching soccer and the biblical channels on TV and reading. He is discomforted by the retrenchment taking place and wishes he could change it. In five years time he hopes to be retired at home and managing his fish & chips business.

“I have traveled a long ro the peac George Mapila

51 year old, George Mapila, started off as a process controller and is now in production. As a child, George (Donderburg), wanted to be a teacher. He is married for 24 years and has four children. He is a sports fan and spends his off time watching football, rugby and playing moroba, he also visits the casino whenever he gets a chance. Born in 1962, Donderburg would like to be a Superintendent and be on Robben Island. George finds that Foskor as made great strides with regard to the safety process.

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Nelson Mphufutshi

Nelson Mphufutshi Mahumane from Production and his wife Anitjie have been married for 34 years. They have four kids, Kesibone (22), Thabisho (30); Khomotso (26) and Dipho (21). Nelsons hobbies are fishing, watching soccer and going to church.

oad from the battlefield to ce table� Johannes Masilo Mohatli

Johannes Masilo Mohatli, in Mining, is 60 years old and has seven kids with his wife Elizabeth. Johannes and Elizabeth have been married for 37 years and their kids names are Desmond (37); Ngwako (34); Gracious (31); Tebatsu (22); Thabiso (21); Kholofelo and Kgaugelo (18). Johannes enjoys watching soccer and travelling to different places, he wishes that in five years he will be able to run his own cattle farm.

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Masthulele Laurence Rikhotso

Masthulele Laurence Rikhotso, wanted to be a teacher ever since he was little. He began work as a cleaner at dispatch and today works in Production- Filtration. Masthulele has been married for 38 years and they have seven kids, Phumzile (37); Remember (5); Harris (31); Nogren (28); Nkateko (25); Tshembani (21) and Humelelani (12). On his off time Masthulele loves to watch wild animals and football on TV, his best memory of Foskor the coming of the former Managing Director at Foskor Mr John Stanbury and the changes he made at the company.

Joseph Senyolo

Joseph Senyolo (SJ) is 55 years old. He began his work as reliever at filters and bush-pumps; today he works at production/con Laboratory. He is married for 33 years to Letty and together they have six children; Shirley, Thelma, Collen, Priscilla, Geancloud and Khomotso. On weekends he watches soccer and goes to church. His best memory of Foskor was using Foskor’s bicycle while still at school. The one thing SJ will never change about Foskor is Foskor’s efforts to develop communities.

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Poppie Schutte

Poppie Schutte from Human Capital is 57 years old and loves gardening and sport. As a child she wished to be a Hairdresser. Poppie entered the company as Pension clerk and hopes to be at Foskor for many years to come until her retirement so that she can spend time with her husband. She has two children, Nadia (29) and Chris (26) and is married for 38 years to her husband Chris. For 2014 she wants to motivate and help other Foskorites stay positive.

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Mahlo Simon

Mahlo Simon, in mining, wishes to be a successful businessman in the near future. As a child he dreamed of being a football star or a doctor. Mahlo is a husband for 20 years and has five children with his wife, Getrude. Matidi is 17 years old; Angi is 14 years; Willard, 6 years; Reinah is 27 years old and Mapali, the eldest, is 34 years old. He believes that Foskorites can give more to the company and finds foskors dedication to their employees and to communities inspiring.

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Attracting Prosperity

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hat does it mean to be prosperous? Prosperity is defined as a state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune and or successful social status. Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes other factors which can be independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health. Doesn’t that sound great, wouldn’t we all like to be prosperous, to have all the money we will need and more, to have more money then we can spend in a lifetime. In todays trying times with food prices on the increase, petrol and imports becoming more expensive and a depreciating rand, more money seems to be the answer to all our problems. But have you ever considered that to be truly prosperous you need to feel prosperous first, because prosperity is something that comes from within yourself. Well, although prosperity does include money, you don´t necessarily need to have all the money in the world to feel prosperous. What you do need is to be satisfied with what you have, be grateful for what is in your life now and firmly believe that whenever you do not have what you´d like to have it will come to you effortlessly. Really prosperous people go

“Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes others factors which can be independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health” through life´s ups and downs much more relaxed than people who don´t feel prosperous. They have all they need and are able to manifest whatever they might need, because of a deep believe that the universe will always take care of them. 
 You don´t have to have a bank account overflowing with money to feel prosperous. Just doing things that make you feel satisfied and being grateful (among other things) is enough to feel prosperous. How many of us feel satisfied? Most of us are always searching for the next best thing to make our lives better without paying attention to or being

grateful for what we already have. Believe me, if you have a roof over your head, food on the table on a daily basis and clothes on your back, you have a lot to be grateful for. A way of feeling more satisfied is after you´ve done something that was very enjoyable, just sit back and enjoy the feeling it gave you. Try to make that feeling last as long as you can. For example, you´ve just had a very pleasant phone call with a close friend after you´ve had a quarrel and you both gave each other a chance to explain your side of the story. After hanging up the phone you feel great. Hold on to that feeling. That way you get used to feeling satisfied, which is very important to feeling prosperous. Having a good relationship with people is also a very good way of feeling prosperous, because money is attached to people and is exchanged between people and entities. This year, Foskor has emerged strongly from the 2013 slump. With the price of phosphates rising and a declining rand, Foskor has entered a period of prosperity. So you too, Foskorites, need to take this opportunity and manifest a period of prosperity for yourselves in your work, wealth, health and happiness. Believe you can create a prosperous future and one will be waiting for you at your doorstep.

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NEW POSITION

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hensani Ngobe started her career at Foskor nine years ago. She has made extraordinary leaps since those days as she was the first female artisan fitter at the Primary Crusher and is now the first black lady to hold the position as Technical Supervisor.

Khensani said of the promotion, ‘Very excited, I’m really happy about it as it is quite an achievement; I hope it will be an inspiration to other ladies as well’. When asked about the traits that made her get this position she replied with, ‘being a hard worker, taking initiatives and knowing what I want and going

As for her upcoming challenges, Khensani explain, ‘I have been in this field and working in a male dominated environment for nine years, I've been through it all, nothing fazes me anymore. I acted in this position for almost six months before being appointed, and I don't mean to be cocky but, I don't envisage any challenges as I've been through that already’. Khensani’s aspirations do not end here, in five years she wishes to be a Mechanical Engineer. As for others, she hopes that all women at Foskor who are at the floor level could be given the recognition and opportunity to grow in their careers; she said, ‘I would like to see more female artisans, planners and supervisors’.

“being a hard worker, taking initiatives and knowing what I want and going for it” for it’. Khensani was born in Giyani, Ngobe village; she began working for Foskor in 2005 as a learner Technical Operator Fitter; in 2006 she was appointed as the first female technical operator fitter at Secondary Crushers; in 2010 she was the first female artisan and 2014 first female Technical Supervisor at Primary Crushers, ‘my career growth has been quite an exciting journey’ she says.

Her message to these ladies is: “Mintirho ya vulavula” anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it. Good things won't always come on a silver platter and batting your eyelashes won't help you climb that ladder. You have to work very hard and put in extra effort to achieve your dreams.

Finally Khensani would like to thank Mr G E Gouws, her engineer, for believing in her, supporting her and giving her the chance to prove herself. Without his guidance and encouragement I would not be here today’. ‘Not forgetting Mr Francois Kukkuk and all the people at secondary and primary crusher’s workshop’.


ni Ngobe “Mintirho ya vulavula� anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it.Good things won't always come on a silver platter and batting your eyelashes won't help you climb that ladder. You have to work very hard and put in extra effort to achieve your dreams FOCUS 31


NEW POSITION Celia Precious Rikhotso

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elia Precious Rikhotso has just been promoted to Safety Officer. She says of this achievement, ‘I’m so excited and feel that this is preparing me to head in the direction that I always wanted to follow’.

Celia has been working at Foskor for seven years now and began as a secretary/receptionist at Human Resources on the first of April 2007. In 2011 she was transferred to extension 8 as a secretary. While working at Foskor she completed her diploma and B-Tech in safety management through Unisa. This promotion has excited her family but it was something they felt was a long time coming. As for her celebration on acquiring this position she feels the best is to give back to

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This promotion has excited her family but it was something they felt was a long time coming.

the needy as an appreciation to God. This promotion serves as the next step for Celia who wishes to complete her MBA and acquire all

the skills to handle any responsibility in a safety industry. Celia is inspired by one lady and would like to give her a special praise, Doreen Dennison. She says ‘I wish I have the perfect words to tell you how amazing she is and how much sacrifice she has done for me. But I feel like even if I combine the entire alphabet, I still won’t find the best words to describe her. I love her very much.’


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Nozipho Sangweni 1. What is your position at Foskor? I am a specialist in Radiation Protection. 2. How long have you been working for FOSKOR? Four months and three weeks 3. Are there any obstacles that you encounter working in a “male” dominated environment? No, I’m happy that I work for a company that embraces talent regardless of gender. I feel that the male counterparts respect me and other female colleagues based on our ability to deliver results. 4. Is there a female icon (living if possible) that you aspire to be like, and why? Yes. RBCT CEO Mrs Nosipho Damasane, because of her passion for women development in industry and her willingness to strive for attentiveness and success in a male dominated industries that she has worked at. She has worked in diverse portfolios in her career. 5. Have you got it all or do you do it all? I think you got to have it to do it, and if you don’t have it, it’s never a bad idea to learn more to equip yourself.

years? In a more senior position, I would really love to have mentored and developed at least two females to reach their goals and become success stories. 7. What motto do you live by? Do what you love and never stop learning because everything is interconnected. 8. Biggest wish? To adopt a disadvantaged child and to assist with their studies. 9. Message to all women at FOSKOR? I would like to encourage all female Foskorites to realise their career dreams. First set goals and surround themselves with people that will support them in making their dreams a reality and never to stop learning!

12. Are you married? Yes 13. Do you have children, if yes what are their names and ages? Yes I do, I have four children, Asethembe (13), Lindelwa (11), Lulama (10) and Bahle (7) 14. What was the last book you read? ‘The art and science of delay’ by Frank Partnoy 15. What is your ideal evening? Relaxing at home with my family and enjoying a movie together.

10. What is your star sign? Virgo 11. Are you typical of someone of that sign? Yes, most definitely.

6. Where do you see yourself in 5

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Healthy Li Tourname

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partnership in promoting healthy lifestyle was entered into when the local hospital, Maphutha L Malatji invited Foskor (Pty) Ltd, Nkhensani District Hospital and Giyani Emergency Medical Services to engage in sporting activities purely for maintaining good health and to promote ‘Healthy Lifestyle’. That’s when this six monthly tournament was established in May 2013. The first tournament was hosted by Maphutha L Malatji Hospital which was held in Namakgale at the Foskor Community Centre and there were no prizes. That did not demoralize the players because their great mission was to keep fit.

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In November 2013 the second tournament was hosted by Nkhensani District Hospital and prizes were introduced; Foskor’s Netball Team got a trophy and gold medals whereas our Soccer Team got silver medals. The third tournament was recently hosted by Foskor at the Lulekani Sports Precinct, which was well organised by four delegates from each institution, Phakula N from Maphutha L Malatji Hospital; Mathebula SL from Foskor (Pty) Ltd; Mlambo T from Nkhensani District Hospital; Mathebula JL from Giyani Emergency Medical Services. According to the organizers bronze medals will be introduced in the next tournament.

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Leading Goal Scorer – Brenda Mabasa from Foskor (Pty) Ltd

Player of the tournament Mixo Xihlaulani from Nkhensani District Hospital


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Soccer: Nkhensani District Hospital 3 vs Foskor (Pty) Ltd 1 Leading Goal Scorer Lucky Mabasa from Nkhensani District Hospital

Player of the tournament Sambula Rikhotso from Emergency Medical Services

Goal Keeper of the tournament Vicious Nyathi from Nkhensani District Hospital

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Bits & Pieces “Put together to present a semblance of a whole”

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“Take time to hear...... it is the power of intelligence”

Team Building Richards Bay

Mr Abby Ledwaba

On a visit to the University of Zululand’s Science Centre in Richards bay, Group Corporate Affairs Manager Mr Abby Ledwaba, was in deep thought trying to resolve a rope puzzle whilst his colleague was also figuring out ways to rescue him. FOCUS 39


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n the 27 May 2014, Foskor hosted honours students from the University of Stellenbosch, the students were accompanied by their lecturer Dr Martin Bromann Klausen. The group was on their two weeks tour of different mines in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Province. The group was welcomed in the morning at Moshate Offices by Abigail Modika. Formal presentations were done at the Foskor auditorium including the corporate DVD being played for them. Once the presentations were done Marcia Mashigwane and Mashudu Mudzunga together with their sampling team accompanied the group to the North and South pit view points and few of the stockpiles were visited as well. Students enjoyed examining and identifying the different rocks and mineral types. The geology core yard was also visited. Dr Martin Bromann Klausen thanked everyone who made it possible for the success of their visit.

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Business women association conference 2014

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usinesswomen’s Association of South Africa is the largest and the most prominent association of business and professional women in the country. It plays a key role in highlighting the current status of women in leadership and acts as a lobby that advocates on women’s business issues, in an effort to transform the economy. This event took place on the 23rd April 2014 at Kingfisher Hall in Richards bay; the event was successful, where a group of ten ladies from Foskor attended this conference. The topics that were shared were leadership skills, image consultation, the importance of networking and Women in Business. This conference was fruitful and a motivation to all our Foskor ladies that attended.

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Career Day K Khula High School

hula High School Career Guidance Day took place on the 24th April 2014. The event was a great success as it was attended by the School Principal, Teachers, the School’s Governing Body members, Circuit Manager as well as all Grade 12 Learners. Foskor employees from different departments went to conduct presentations to motivate and advise learners to help them choose the right career paths. Learners were offered information sharing sessions with Foskor employees who asked questions relating to what they want to pursue in the future. Goodie Bags were handed out to learners as a token of inspiring them, as they were preparing for their upcoming exams.

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National Water Week 20 March 2014 F

oskor CSI Administrator, Thembile Jobe attended a National Water Week seminar that was held at Mthonjaneni District Municipality. The attendance was embraced by the Mayor of UThungulu and the Mayor Mthonjaneni District Municipality, stakeholders, local schools and the community. Miss Jobe encouraged the community on the importance of saving water. In words of support, she said that, “[As Foskor], they do recognise the importance of saving water, that’s why they are involved in this campaign and also they appreciate to be associated with the theme of National water week”. Water is life, Respect it, Conserve it, and enjoy it. This was celebrated under the Theme ‘Celebrating 20 years of water delivery for social and economic development’. She further said, “The above theme was to remind everyone that as we live in South Africa we have to preserve and respect water, as something that is precious and valuable in our lives.”

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“Water is life, Respect it, Conserve it, and enjoy it”

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Sports soccer fixture O

n the 4th April 2014, the CSI department supported an intra-company soccer game between Foskor’s Acid Team and Sulphuric Acid Department. The Sulphuric Acid Department won by 3 goals to 1. These games are part of an on-going exercise between the departments. This is in preparation for the league that will take place in July.

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Two oceans MARATHON Name

1. Alex Mohale 2. Ntsako Mabaso 3. Mpho Maphoke 4. Charls Mavutana 5. Lucas Moremi 6. Patrick Mashimbye 7. Eleck Mkhonto 8. Celebrate Mathebula 9. Solomon Makhubedu 10. Makhura Mabitsela 11. Phillip Mokoena 12. Samuel Bvuma 13. Edward Mahlo 14. Nicky Malesa

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04:32:02 04:34:11 04:36:08 04:51:02 04:53:51 05:18:42 05:23:39 05:23:40 05:42:28 05:49:44 06:00:55 06:10:29 06:40:13 06:58:45

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BIRTHDAY L Surname

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Ali Baloyi Baloyi Bedhasie Bischof Biyela Biyela Breytenbach Buthelezi Bvuma Carelsen Cebekhulu Cebekhulu Cele Chauke Chauke Chavalala Chetty Chiloane Chiloane Chiloane Coetzee Cronje Dampier Daodary De Bruin Dlamini Dlamini Dlamini Du Preez Dubazane Erasmus Ferns Forere Gobele Gouws Green Grobler Grobler Gumede Gumede Gwala Gwebu Hlongo Hlungwani Hlungwani Hugo Jaime Jele

Muhammad Razak Shihlangoma Samuel Tsakani Freddie Rabilall Bundhoo Bridget Eric

John Kanyile Kgopa Khanyile Khosa Khosa Khoza Khoza Khoza Khoza Khumalo Kotze Kotze Krishnasamy Kubayi Labuschagne Laing Langa Langa Langa Le Grange Lekoba Lesekele Letsoalo Liebenberg Luthuli Maake Mabelane Mabika Mabunda Mabunda Machete Machete Maditsi Madondo Madonsela Madonsela Magobatlou Magomane Magubane Magwaza Mahasa Mahasha Mahashe Mahlake Mahlatji Mahlo Mahlo Maholobela

Nolan Mntwwenkosi Mafete Rudolf Thandeka Nomthandazo Elenia Tsakane Jonas Desmond Nhlanhla Lawrence Sphiwe Naudy Peace Louis Agrippa Zazi Johannes Hermanes H Johannes Jaganathan Cuttlers Jan Benjamin William John Magari Simon Lindokuhle Phila Naphtal Maringi Anna Jacoba E J Donald Boyna Neo Osiah Nkopodi Daniel Elizabeth Xolani Alpheus Maite Portia Tiego Morakeng Dumisani Sabela Samuel Dan Tiyisani Sydwell Oubaas Ephraim Seele Thomas Mareme Alpheus Njabulo Ayanda Themba Elvis Blessing Nkateko Marumo Tottlers Mosebu Joseph Goodall Mbuso Milton Bhekizenzo Frank Matodzi Phetole Walter Nkwane Ludwig Kgaugelo Thelma Maisha Petrus Seshego Emmanuel Setagwa Simon Tebogo Virgina

Nomvuzo Bongokuhle Zanele

Anna Catherina Halous Togotela Samuel Maria-Elizabeth Thandwayinkosi Bhekinkosi Khayelihle Mordical Khumbulani Medigan Mzamani David Gezani Thomas Mbazima Patric Kevin Tsebo Naum Freddy Ephraim Ally Petrus Gysbertus Cornelius Andries Mervyn Keith Ashir Hendrik Andries P D Mxolisi Antony Duncan Cornelius Madoda Marius Ziphozonke Ephraim Hermanus Johannes Frans Matsemela Mitshaga Etiane Gerhard Emanuel David Anthony Louis Daniel Wikus Willem Khethokwakhe Alson Zuzifa Lucky Dumisani Robert Vincent Futhi Rachel Tebogo Clifford Yuza Thomson William Oliff Marcelina Felicia Zandile Premmah

“A birthday is just the first day of another 365 day journey around the sun�.


LIST ......... Surname

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Surname

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Makeke Makhongele Makhubedu Makhubedu Makhubele Makhubupetsi Makhudu Makofane Malatji Malatji Malatji Malatji Malatji Malatji Malatji Malatji Malatji Malatji Malatjie Malatsi Malesa Malesa Malesa Malesa Maleto Malevu Malobane Malukwe Maluleke Maluleke Malunkane Mamabolo Mamabolo Mangena Manuel Manyeli Manyike Maponya Margach Maritse Maritsi Masango Masekoameng Mashaba Mashego Mashego Mashila Mashimbye Masingi Mathaba Mathake Mathe Mathebula Mathebula Mathebula

Patrick Nkateko Edgar Portia Regina Solomon Mulibaleng James Eddie Makampe Simon Daniel Machakela Ephraim Ngoako Edward Mmaboyane William Thomas Phusumane Matome Moscow Moye Thomas Kedibone Lessy Mokgala Harryman Ndziyani Josias Mokhawane Samuel Khukhaman Edward Tshepiso Sylvester Malan Daniel Colbert Seabela Mabu Rexan Herton Kgaogelo Mahlatse Fortunate Sydney Steven Velaphi Silas Thapelo Katlego Humbulani Griffiny Bongani Nicholas Treasure Zandile Masilo Max Bethuel Radifadi Lekau Fourie Matume Samuel Jacobeth Mokhethi Robert Phutiana Johannes Brenda Mugiyi Anos Vongani Shylock Mahlatse Jonas Malesela Lodrick Peter Ettie Gugu Dennis Ben Themba Abel Nomsa Khensani Spinola Moletelo Joel Mphoke Wellington Comet Somara Piet Velly Jacob Abel

Mathebula Mathebula Matheka Mathenjwa Mathenjwa Mathevula Mathumba Matibidi Matjokotja Matlhako Matlou Mavundla Mawelele Mazibuko Mbokodo Mbongo Mbuyazi Mdluli Mhelembe Mkansi Mkhize Mkhize Mkhize Mkhize Mkhomazi Mkhonza Mkhumbuzi Mkhwanazi Mkhwanazi Mkhwanazi Mlambo Mmola Mncube Mncwango Mnguni Mnguni Mnyango Moeng Mogakane Mohale Mohale Mohlabe Mohlala Mojela Mokgalaka Mokgalaka Mokgalaka Mokoditoa Mokoena Molamudi Molapo Molepo Moller Monyebodi Monyela

Ethel Iris Punchese Celebrate Matome Robert Nonjabulo Sbekezele Thembinkosi Dlayani Tuis Zanele Bridget Tshepiso Promise Sello Godfrey Evidence Lehlogonolo Maitseo Perkin Ndumiso Nelisiwe Mlungisi Thokozani J Charles Nicholas Stephen Michael Elvin Tisetso MacDonald Leonard Vusumuzi Derrick Sibusiso Bongani Sandile Cyril Kwazikwenkosi Thandinkosi Wilson Majarimana Thomas Alfred Bongumusa Thokozani Nkosinomusa Thokozani Jabulani Thabiso Mokhale Charles Sifiso Mkitsori Bheka Aaron Mthembeni Thembinkosi Elijah Hlapedi Daniel Mahlatse Marlyna Mbadu Ellion Mashogwane Jonas Thabo Nived Mohale Erick Kgashane John Mampheke Enos Aggrey Charless Gudani Ashley Bernard Marupina Rex Reginah Maphefo Makwena Benny Johannes Petrus J Kwena Moses Maidi Provia


BIRTH DAY LIST .......................................................................

Surname

Name

Surname

Name

Monyela Moodley Moolla Moreira Moremi Morokolo Morotoba Mosela Mosiea Mosweu Mothata Motsanini Mpangane Mpanza Mqadi Msweli Mthembi Mthembu Mthembu Mthethwa Mthethwa Mthethwa Mthethwa Muchavi Muhlarhi Mula Mulambo Munisamy Muruganandam Mushwana Mushwana Mzimela Nagel Naicker

Makgato Garth Vicnashvere Hoosen Tito Manuel Pereira Ngako Phineas Mokgadi Agrella Mokgale James Mokgadi Gladys Modise Joseph Kefilwe Moses Beatus David Kwena Lloyd Khensani Bhekithemba Thobile Sinelile Zakhele Bonas Shadrack Vumelani Steve Cyril Mbuso Bongani Ernest Fana Mthokozeni Cebisile Precious Nhlahla Robinson Thapelo Phinias Tshepo Rodney Reason Themba Isaiah Kubashini Kardivelu Scorbet Madina Richard Mapikana Nqobile Sindiswe Johannes Alwyn Poobalan A

Naidoo Naidoo Natarajan Ndlazi Ndlovu Ndlovu Ndlovu Ndlovu Ngcobo Ngobeni Ngobeni Ngqola Ngwenya Niehaus Nkolanyane Nkomo Ntombela Ntozakhe Ntshangase Nukeri Nundlal Nxele Nyathi Nyawo O Connor Oosthuizen Opperman Pepler Phoshoko Pilusa Pilusa Pilusa Plowes Potgieter

Raymond Perumal Manikandan Mbongeni Mbikwa Ally Herbert Rasi Abby Billies Wilson Sifiso Patrick Nyamayabo Derick Xalamuka Redmond Melikhaya Mayiwa Phillip Johan Du Preez Patience Elliot Sandile Nicholas Mziwoxolo Gift Vusowakhe Kenneth Khayizeni Africa Naresh Sandile Malusi Derrick Dlalisa Sithembiso Phila Niall Charles Leon Francois Albertus Matsimela Ephraim Walter Kgaugelo Masilo Nickollas Magdeline Matsatsi Brian Winston Edward Rutland


Surname

Name

Ramoshaba Ramoshaba Rampyapedi Raphela Rashopola Rathupetsane Ratlou Rikhotso Rikhotso Rikhotso Roode Sakichand Sambo Sangweni Schambriel Schnuir Sebashe Sebuthuma Seemela Seemela Seepane Seepe Segodi Sekgobela Sekgota Selala Selepe Senyolo Seopa Shabalala Shayi Shibiti Shipman Sibiya Sibiya Sibuyi Sidzamba Sihlangu Simelane Singh Singh Sithole Sithole Sithole Sithole Sivalingum Strydom Swart Terblanche Thakur Themane Thomoli Thompson Thwala Tsela Van de Meeberg Van Der Merwe Van Zyl Venter Vermaak White Zitha Zulu Zwane

Maite Salome Benjamin Puleng Mpho Nchoke John Simon Michael Rathlapi Mathias Johanna Makoma Celia Precious Jeffrey Madala Shelvin Andries Marthinus Cornelius Arvin Kilden Sydney Thabani Alfred Peter Nicolise Mattheus J Petrus Matome Mack Emmanuel Chris Tebogo Frans Mpho Sannah Foster Fasele Kleinbooi Moloko Excellent Thapelo Wise Tshabaku Phillimon Ramathoka Reuben Mobu Piet Collen Matome Smile Joseph Patrick Phuti Mbongiseni Charles Michael Khashane Norman Sandra Sonja Sofija Tshepo Given Jonas Muthakathi Eric Modiehi Tebello Sydney Convence Caswell Parshant Pranil Giyane Solomon Lally Raymond Tiyiselani Marhavusha John Kamalanathan Reinette Margaretha Louisa Daniel Johannes Pankaj Kumar Dannies Setile Hangwani Vera Zama Millicent Remember Johan Willem Petrus Willem A Jacobus Vernon Daniel Jacobus Charles Mamade Bridgette Mzi Wilfred Jabulane Eugene

“wishing you a day that is as special in every way as you are�


THE BIRTHDAY HUNT WORD SEARCH GAME How to play

Name: Department: Word Search: NUMBER

SURNAME

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Bischof Dlamini Gwala Khosa Machete Makhubele Malatji Mashaba Mdluli Mkhumbuzi Moola Mula Ndlovu Nkomo Nundlal Pepler Rampyapedi Rikhotso Seepane Sibiya

STEP 1: FIRST MATCH THE SURNAMES BELOW TO THE CORRECT FIRST NAME ON THIS ISSUES BIRTHDAY LIST AND FILL THEM IN:

FIRST NAME

Word Search Puzzle W J A M E S E D D I E J B N F H

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STEP 2: USING THE FIRST NAMES YOU FOUND COMPLETE THE WORD SEARCH PUZZLE.

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1. Usernames and passwords should be treated as confidential and protected from unauthorised access, use or _______. 7. If you suspect you have received a suspicious email to your Foskor email account, do not _______ the email to anyone else. 10. A _____ is a person who breaks into computers to view and possibly change information they should'nt. 11. A harmful software program in disguise. 12. Never click on ______ or attachments in emails from unknown sources. 13. Using the Internet to harass, intimidate, embarras, or demean others. 14. _______ is the type of fraud that uses deceptive emails, websites, and/or text messages to gather personal, financial, and confidential information for fraudulent purposes.

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HOW TO PLAY THE ANSWERS TO THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE HAVE BEEN HIDDEN IN THIS MAGAZINE. FIND THE WORDS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AND COMPLETE THE PUZZLE.


THE BIRTHDAY HUNT WORD SEARCH GAME

WORD SEARCH ANSWER NUMBER 1

SURNAME Richardson

FIRST NAME Niel

2

Mamashila

Isaac

3

Sethole

Justice

4

Shabangu

Bernard

5

Singh

Sunder

6

Xaba

Derrek

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Sukdeo

Sundesh

8

Arnold

Jeanine

9

Botha

Priskilla

10

DeWaal

Ernst

11

Dube

Sbusiso

12

Zita-Moremi

Pretty

13

Shubane

Elia

WORD SEARCH ANSWERS

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Shai

Peter

15

Malatji

David

16

Ngobeni

Junia

17

Mthembi

Bernard

18

Manthata

Nkuke Guy

19

Dukey

Tanash Tashan

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Khosa

Fortunate

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Kumar

Amresh

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Sambo

Gift

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Kubyane

Shock Kay

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Mabona

Lancelot

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Malatjie

Audrick Dion

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Guess Who?

his Foskorite has been at Foskor since 2008; he loves soccer and is a Virgo.

He spends his evenings at soccer practice, every second night, and enjoys watching TV, mainly soapies for about two hours before he goes to bed. He says: “It is best time of the day for me.”

During holidays he usually takes his girlfriend on romantic trips, they go horse riding, enjoy boat cruises, bird watching, quad biking and enjoy other outdoors activities. He is known to say ‘romantic holidays are a great way to spend the holidays for me (with my girlfriend of course).’

He enjoys his work at Foskor and believes that having a good relationship with his customers is essential. His message to other Foskorites is: Your desire and willingness fuel our mutual efforts and lead us all to success”

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the Safety Manager

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Focus (Issue 2)  

Waste Management, SASDC, SAMRASS

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