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Lecturers of NWU receive Rapport award Fourteen lecturers of the NorthWest Uni versity (NWU) were awarded as the most inspiring lecturers for 2013. It is the pas sion, commitment, enthusiasm and mo tivation of these lecturers that won them the Rapport Top Lecturer Award to the value of R50 000 each. The prize money was presented to the winning lecturers at a gala event in Potchefstroom on 13 November 2013. This is the fourth year that these awards are being made. The students themselves chose the winning lecturers. This year students again voted twice – at the end of each semester – for their favourite lecturers. The results of the two semesters were combined to ob tain one winner per faculty. The winners were, back: Prof Thys Human (Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus), Dr Ashmore Mawire (Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Mafikeng Campus), Dr Aubrey Golightly (Faculty of Education Sciences, Potchefstroom Campus), Prof Jorrie Jordaan (Faculty of Theology, Potchefstroom Campus) and Dr Colin Read (Faculty of Natural Sciences, Potchefstroom Campus). Middle: Leonard Loftus (Faculty of Humanities, Vaal Triangle Campus), René Koraan (Faculty of Law, Potchefstroom Campus), Minnet du Preez (Faculty of Health Sciences, Potchefstroom Campus), Alicia Fourie (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Potchef stroom Campus), PieterHenk Boer (Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Mafikeng Campus)and Frikkie van der Merwe (Faculty of Engineering, Potchefstroom Campus. Front: Andre Bechuke (Faculty of Education, Mafikeng Campus, Prof Martin Oosthuizen (Deputy ViceChancellor: TeachingLearning), Inge Kühne (News Editor: Rapport), Dr Theuns Eloff (ViceChancellor) and Wilma Coetzee (Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology, Vaal Triangle Campus.


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Communities up in arms against illegal trade of wild animals Illegal possession of wild animals is ta king a hike in rural areas as many farm ers and community members are keeping wild animals as pets. This was discovered in a law enforcement inspection done by team comprising of

Environmental Inspectors of Department of Economic Development, Environment Conservation and Tourism and South Af rican Police Service (SAPS) which was conducted in Farms around Morokweng, Tosca and Bray area in Dr. Ruth Segomot

si Mompati District Municipality in North West. The purpose of the inspection was to curb illegal trade and possession of wild animals especially predators without permit. During the inspection a man was charged

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with Contravention of the National Envi ronmental Management Biodiversity Act 10/2004 read with section 57(1) and 101(1) (a) Carrying out of restricted activities with regard to species and specimen of threat ened and protected species without a permit. This includes illegally possessing and keep ing a lion cub in an unapproved facility at Rietzduil farm near Leineesdeel. The other one was given a fine for illegal possession of a Caracal cat in Vrede Farm at Morokweng. The operation is a concerted effort of gov ernment in delivering its commitment of on intensifying interventions to act in defense of natural resources. The inspection was followed by roadblock in which SAPS and Departmental Environ mental Inspectors where checking illegal transportation of fauna and flora. Communities are encouraged to report inci dents of poaching and illegal possessions of wild animals on 018 387 7700.

SAID voorstel uit vir kommentaar Nadat die vorige ooreenkoms met die Suid Afrikaanse Inkomstediens (SAID) skipbreuk gely het, waar alternatiewe inligting gebruik sou kon word om dieselgebruik voor April 2013 te staaf (waar logboeke met ander woorde nie gehou is nie), het die SAID so pas ‘n alternatiewe voorstel vir kommentaar gepubliseer. Die SAID se voorstel laat toe dat produsen te wat tussen 1 November 2009 en 1 April 2013 nie logboek van hul dieselgebruik ge hou het nie, vir die dieselkorting kan kwali fiseer. Die dieselaankope waarvoor jy dan egter kwalifiseer, verminder met 30%. Hi erdie 30% het die SAID vanuit ‘n opname verkry wat aangetoon het dat sogenaamde “niekwalifiserende aktiwiteite” oor al die landboubedrywe gemiddeld 30% uitmaak van dieselgebruik. Sien die SAID se voorgestelde wysiging: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Legal Doclib/Drafts/LAPDLPrepDraft2013 119%20%20Draft%20Tariff%20Amendm ent%20Sch6%20logbooks.pdf. Kommentaar hierop kan teen 26 Novem ber 2013 aan corne@grainsa.co.za gestuur word. (Deur: C. Louw Senior Ekonoom, Be dryfsdienste, Graan SA).

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Consumers urged not to fall in debt trap “Let’s try to avoid getting ourselves into debts and buying things we can’t afford”, said Mr. Seile Letsogo: Deputy Director Consumer Affairs within the Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism. Letsogo was addressing community mem bers, government employees, NGO’s, mu nicipalities and youth structures during Consumer Protection Workshop at Huhudi Home Based Care in Vryburg. The purpose of the workshop was to edu cate consumers about their rights and re sponsibilities and to encourage community members to visit consumer affairs office in the province to resolve queries and for ad

vice. “Our people are paying funeral insurances without knowing the services they are pay ing for. It’s important for consumers to ex ercise caution when signing contracts, con sumers must carefully read and understand the terms as there might have adverse con sequences and should not be discouraged from reading voluminous documents writ ten in small print as these may compromise their rights”, said Mr. Letsogo. Letsogo enlightened the participants that once the debt is referred to attorneys they must stop paying at the shops rather consult with Consumer Office to verify if the infor mation is correct because not every debt is payable.

Consumers were also advised on issues to consider when buying motor vehicles, whether second hand or new. Mr Luscious Bodibe from the Motor Indus try Ombudsman highlighted that consumers should always consult with relevant institu tions before contracting. “When a consumer has bought a vehicle and within 6 months notices defects on it, the consumer can go back to the dealership and is entitled to ask the supplier to replace, repair or refund him”. Bodibe said. This is a right envisaged in terms of the Consumer Protection Act where consumers are afford ed an implied warranty for six months. He further advised participants not to take cars from dealerships without number plates or

Nuwe Visekanselier vir Universiteit Die Raad van die NoordwesUniversiteit het tydens sy vergadering op 22 November 2013 prof Dan Kgwadi as nuwe Visekanselier van die NWU aangestel. Die Raad het ook by die Nasionale op die UMALUSI diepe verbintenis graad in Bestuur aanstellings ʼn nuwe besluit om prof Her Kernreguleerder en raad as ondervoor tot akademiese (Honoris Causa) van era betree ná die man van Schalk eerste dekade sedert hoof van die Fisi sitter is ook voorsit uitnemendheid, ge die HanseoUniver die samesmelting. wyk, Rektor van kadepartemente aan ter van die Komitee meenskapsdiens en siteit in SuidKorea die Potchefstroom die Vaal Universiteit vir Assesseringstan vennootskappe met ontvang. Die Ko kampus, aan te wys van Tegnologie en daarde. die publiek en die reaanse universiteit as Adjunkhoof in Tydens sy termyn industrie. Hy is ook het hierdie eredok die voormalige Uni gevolge die Statuut. versiteit van Noord as Rektor het hy die passievol oor die be torsgraad aan prof Professor Kgwadi, wes. Mafikengkampus se magtiging van jong Kgwadi toegeken tans Rektor van die Prof Kgwadi het transformasie  tot  ʼn mense. vir sy bydrae in Mafikeng kampus, al op verskeie pro stabiele en diverse Prof Kgwadi het die bestuur en die ver sal die pos vanaf fessionele liggame kampus  met  ʼn  le volgende grade: BSc betering van studen 1  Junie  2014  vir  ʼn gedien en was voor (Fisika en Chemie), te se lewens op die wenskragtige aka ampstermyn van ses sitter van die onder MSc (Fisika), MPhil Mafikengkampus. demiese en studen jaar beklee. Voor sy wyssubgroep van telewe en finan (Omgewingsreg en Dr Theuns Eloff, aanstelling as Rek die SuidAfrikaanse Bestuur) en ’n PhD dienende Visekanse siële stabiliteit ge tor in 2005 was hy Instituut vir Fisika fasiliteer. Sy loop (Fisika Ed). Hy het lier, het gesê dat die senior bestuurder (SAIF). Hy dien ook baan  getuig  van  ʼn ook  ʼn  eredoktors NWU met hierdie

any other parts on delivery. The Department will continue with aware ness programme around the province to make consumers aware of the unscrupulous practises during the festive season.


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Hoërskool SchweizerReneke se uitblinkers

Hoërskool SchweizerReneke het onlangs sy Duxleerlinge vir 2013 aangewys. Voor: Danica Jonker (graad 8dogter), Ané Ekkerd (graad 9dogter) en Danté Visser (graad 11dogter) Agter: Carisna Badenhorst (graad 10dogter), Sakkie Viljoen (graad 12seun) en Pieter Taljaard (graad 11seun). Afwesig: Madelé Janse van Rensburg (graad 12dogter).

Hoërskool SchweizerReneke is baie trots op hul veelsydigste Ju nior en Senior Sportseuns en dogters: Die seuns is J.P. Becker (Junior Sportseun) en Freddie Botha (Senior Sportseun).

SchweizerReneke se Sportdogters van die Jaar is Lizri de Villiers (Senior Sportdog ter) en Ané Janse van Rensburg (Junior Sportdogter).

Leeutjies se bestes

Laerskool Leeudoringstad se Meriete aand het 31 Oktober plaasgevind. Die Kul tuurleerder vir 2013 is Carla Bisschoff.

Leeutjies se Sportdogter is Johanne Marx en die Sportseun is Itumeleng Chowe.


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