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NUM workers on strike Protesters want a 20% salary increase, not 8% } Boipelo Mere ABOUT 20 National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) members of Stefanutti Stocks, a service provider at De Beers Consolidated Mines, Petra Diamonds and Kumani Mines, started protesting outside their offices at the De Beers Mines, Cassandra, for better wages.
The picketing started on Monday where the workers and the union said they had already handed in their 24-hour notice to their manager. According to the protesters, they feel undermined as their employer offers them a laughable 8% salary increase instead of the 20% that they demand. They revealed that some of them had been
working for the company for 14 years, but still earned a daily rate of R15,23. They have neither minimum wage nor a sectoral determination. “The company does not provide any kind of skills development. We are concerned that if
ABOUT 20 National Union of Mine Workers(NUM) members of Stefanutti Stocks started protesting.
their contract is terminated by De Beers we will be left with no security,” said one of the protesters, who preferred to remain anonymous. According to Orapeleng Moraladi, a NUM shop steward, they are completely behind their workers. “It is high time that the company realises that their workers deserve a better salary given the high inflation rate. We as NUM believe and strive for every worker to get a minimum wage of R3 500 with a 20% annual increase,” clarified Moraladi. He added that the union could not accept any offer of the employer without thorough negotiations. Moraladi further revealed that more of their members in the Finch and Kumani Mines, who worked for the same company, were also on strike. “If we have to settle for a lesser percentage, which will definitely not be the 8% offered by the employer, then they will have to provide good reasons for their offer. We have scheduled for a meeting after the other workers of the Finch and Kumani Mines arrived today, where we have demanded the employer to provide us with the edited financial statements. “They, however, refuse to provide the documentation and claim that it’s confidential. For now it is tools down until NUM and the employer agree on a better percentage,” concluded Mo-raladi.
Forum disappointed with government’s decision on bill
} Ben Burger THE Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) is deeply disappointed with government’s decision to push ahead in their efforts in having the Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB), commonly known as the Secrecy Bill, signed into law.
It would seem that government has forgotten that Section 16 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa enshrines the right to freedom of expression which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes: (a) freedom of the press and other media; (b) freedom to receive or im-
part information or ideas; (c) freedom of artistic creativity; and (d) academic freedom and freedom of scientific research. “As an industry body representing community and local media journalists, we view this bill not only as a blatant attack on press freedom, but also an attack on our frag-
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Mayor Esther Molete laid to rest } Boipelo Mere THOUSANDS of people from as far as Namibia and Botswana attended the funeral of Esther Molete who was the mayor of Joe Morolong Municipality in Kuruman. The funeral resembled a political rally as slogans and freedom songs echoed through the small but cosy village of Mapoteng. The entire leadership of the tripartite alliance in the Northern Cape and North-West, mayors and councillors of neighbouring councils, the provincial and district members of the Northern Cape House of Traditional Leadership and members of her congregation were all well represented at the funeral. It was clear from the endless list of speakers that Molete participated in the liberation struggle from a very young age as she developed political interest after being compelled to do so by the conditions at home and the community she grew up in. The reverend and president of the UCCSA church, Rev. Brendon Manning, continuously emphasised during his sermon that “many women did good, but Esther Molete did the best”. He referred to the many roles that she had played in the church, including being the treasurer. According to the MEC of COGHST, Kenny Mmoiemang, Molete was elected branch secretary at Camden in 2000 to 2001 as a result of her activism. “Due to her ability of always being informed and her leadership skills, the branch supported her promotion
to the ANC North-West Kgalagadi Interim Executive Committee,” revealed Mmoiemang. He added that Molete had further been deployed to the newly established Moshaweng Local Municipality in 2000, which is currently known as Joe Morolong. She served there as a councillor until 2006. “Whilst facing intact challenges as councillor, Esther believed that to change people’s lives, one must not stop studying. “She enrolled at the Belgravia College where she obtained a Diploma in Local Government. She also obtained a certificate in project management at Wits University in 2001. In 2007 she received the Assessors Certificate from the International Corporate College. “At the time of her death, she was studying for the Advanced Project Management Programme at the University of the Free State,” said the MEC. Mmoiemang added: “She was one of the most focused, progressive and needed caders. She would always research well whilst fighting for transformation. “She always believed that more still needs to be done whilst giving
ANC Women’s League members attending Esther Molete’s funeral service. monumental support to ensure that what was needed was done.” “We shall pick up the spear and continue the fight for better lives,” he emphasized in conclusion. Esther Molete was also elected as
a member of the ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) during the watershed Provincial conference of the ANC in Upington last year. At the time of her death she was
the Regional Deputy Secretary of the ANC and also the Provincial Executive Committee member of Salga. She was married to the late Ishmael Modihiemang Molete and is survived by her two sons.
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ACTING PREMIER, Sylvia Lukas, congratulated by John Block, MEC, and Boeboe van Wyk, speaker. Photo: Emile Hendricks
SYLVIA LUKAS was sworn in as acting premier by the judge president fo the Northern Cape, Judge Frans Kgomo.
Photo: Boipelo Mere
Opposition upsets inauguration
} Boipelo Mere DIGNITARIES were sent home without witnessing the successful inauguration of the new permanent premier at the Northern Cape Legislature last week. That is after opposition parties put up a dramatic protest and succeeded in preventing the current premier, Hazel Jenkins, to be boarded as she was declared medically unfit to work. The ANC also did not succeed in electing a new premier. During all this drama, and at least more than an hour’s delay, the fully decorated marquee in the legislature yard was packed with all dressed up guests, waiting for the inauguration to happen. The opposition parties opposed the inauguration of Sylvia Lucas, who has been the MEC for Environmental Affairs and Nature Conservation, and boycotted the swearing in ceremony because they accuse the ANC of not following normal procedures. They stated during their press briefing that the ANC did not follow the house rules. The ANC also accused the opposition parties of being insensitive in dealing with the matter of the premier after they have continuously also been calling for the appointment of a full-time premier a long time ago. The ANC did not even win the battle during the voting process as they needed a two-thirds majority, which is 20 votes out of the 31
members to vote in favour of relieving Jenkins. They received 18 against 11 votes from the opposition parties. Lucas was later only sworn in as the acting premier by judge president in the province, Judge Frans Kgomo, whilst the ANC promised to seek legal advice on the matter. According to the speaker of the legislature, Boeboe van Wyk, the opposition took them totally by surprise as everyone was consulted
through the programme committee about Jenkins’s state of health. “We did not anticipate the opposition’s behaviour. We only managed to swear Lucas in as an interim premier. Now we are faced with continuing to pay Jenkins while she is not able to work and qualifies to go on pension. This situation is not good for our province as it is also unfair, but we will continue with Lucas as the acting premier,” added Van
Wyk. He revealed that the decision to relieve Jenkins was taken earlier last month by the leader of government business which also indicated in a letter that Section 133 of the Constitution should be followed on the grounds of her being medically unfit. “The opposition is literally holding this process at ransom, they are playing cheap politics and are hell-bent on discrediting the ANC,” he concluded.
Zamani Saul, the ANC provincial secretary, said with confidence that the matter of the removal of the premier
will be resolved in two weeks. “It is not doom’s day. The ANC is a clear majority and will craft the way forward.”
During her address, the acting premier Sylvia Lucas expressed how honoured she felt by being afforded the op-
portunity by the Northern Cape people. “I will completely serve the expectations to render services to the people.”
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Boerewors battle begins THE 21st Championship Boerewors Competition is here! It’s that time of year again . . . time to dust off that secret recipe, to get out your shiny mincer, to start blending together the perfect balance of herbs and spices, and definitely the right time to train yourself for the battle that will see South African boerewors experts sweating it out next to braaifires across the country! Yes, it’s time to get ready for the 2013 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors Competition. This year we celebrate the Championship Boerewors Competition’s coming of age – it is 21 years since the first competition was held. Adding to the fireworks of this already sizzling skirmish, is the return of the well-known boerewors baldies - entertainer and food connoisseur Nataniël and kwaito artist and musician of note Mandoza. To all the so-called boerewors experts they say: “Game on! We challenge all the would-be champs to really bring it this year. You can win a brand-new Toyota Hilux 2,7 Double Cab Raised Body Raider for just stuffing mince and coriander into a casing. Only the tastiest, best quality traditional boerewors will do.” To stand a chance of walking away with this grand first prize and the sought-after Boerewors Crown, boerewors experts must enter their recipes before the closing date on 14 June. Entry forms are available at any Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper Meat Market or enter online at www.championshipboerewors.co.za. Anyone with an exceptional traditional boerewors recipe, and the skills to make their boerewors from scratch, can enter. Make sure, though, that your recipe isn’t just any beef sausage – it has to be a unique traditional boerewors. The South African Chefs Association (SACA), a recognised authority on food in South Africa, will take charge of the judging processes, and they will be
making sure that all entries adhere to strict guidelines for making the real thing. To be traditional, boerewors must contain at least 90% meat – always containing beef, as well as lamb or pork or a mixture of lamb and pork and the fat content of the meat mixture may not exceed 30%. Furthermore, the distinctive combinations of spices like coriander, cloves, nutmeg and black pepper as well as fluids like vinegar, water and Worcestershire sauce are what differentiates boerewors from other variants. So, if you want to qualify for Shoprite and Checkers’ competition, please ensure that your recipe is valid and unique. Participants have a long road ahead of them to get to the 2013 Championship Boerewors Grand Finalé. First participants will face-off in regional rounds that take place countrywide on Saturdays 10, 17 and 24 August, and only those who stand victorious after these hardhitting clashes will go on to compete against their provincial counterparts on Saturday, 14 September. From the provincial rounds, ten boerewors warriors will emerge triumphant, only to then face their toughest adversaries yet in the final battle for the title of 2013 Boerewors Champion at the Grand Finalé at Sun City on 5 October. Shoprite and Checkers are proud of South Africa’s boerewors tradition and celebrate it every year by sponsoring the Championship Boerewors Competition. The supermarket chain’s butcheries are trusted for the superior quality and variety of their meat products and the quality of the Championship Boerewors that is aspired to each year, is testimony to the high standards in meat that Shoprite and Checkers offer their customers. Therefore the supermarket group searches for a new Championship Boerewors recipe each year to ensure that it can offer its customers the best that can be found.
THE MEC for Health in the Northern Cape, Mxolisa Sokatsha, launched the national immunisation programme against polio and measles for children. He gave Kitso Matlhoko her polio drops. Photo: Emile Hendricks
Children at crèche among first to get immunisation } Boipelo Mere and Lucrecia Prins “IT does not taste nice,” said Kitso Matlhoko whilst pulling her face when she was given her polio drops at the 101 Dalmations Crèche in Kimberley. Kitso and other children like Jordan Wildemans were amongst the first children to receive their polio and measles immunisation and drops in the Northern Cape in an effort to protect them against illnesses. The campaign was launched at their crèche on 29 April, and is expected to end on 17 May. The second round of polio vaccination will take place from 17 to 28 June. The campaign is a massive national one conducted by the Department of Health for children between nine months and five years. The aim of the campaign is to diminish the number of children that are susceptible to polio and
Call if in need THE 2012 Checkers Championship Boerewors Competition winner – Piet Nkambule. Photo: Supplied
THE Northern Cape Department of Health appeals to the John Taolo Gaetsewe communi-
In an effort to eradi cate polio and mea sles, the immunisa tion campaign is aimed at protecting all children in the province from polio and measles from 29 April to 17 May. measles, therefore all children under the age of five will be targeted. In an effort to eradicate polio and measles, the immunisation campaign is aimed at protecting all children in the province from polio and measles from 29 April to 17 May. During the launch, the Northern Cape MEC for Health, Mxolisi Sokatsha, explained that the aim
ty members not to phone 053712-0457 when calling for emergency medical vehicles, as the number is out of order. The number is not working, because the cables were stolen
of the campaign was to strengthen the children’s immune system. “Children have to get their immunisation, even though they got their routine polio and measles immunisation. All children from nine months until five years will receive an injection against measles. “All children from birth until under five years will receive two dosis of polio in four weeks to strengthen their immune system,” said the MEC. Measles can lead to serious illness. It can lead to blindness, birth complications, brain damage, or can lead to death. That is why all children have to be immunised during this campaign, even though they got their routine shots,” emphasised Sokatsha. The MEC further encouraged parents to heed the worldwide health call to fight polio and measles by visiting their nearest health clinics or health organisations for free.
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Hopetown now a refuge for many } Boipelo Mere HOPETOWN, 120 km from Kimberley, has become a refuge camp for newcomers from Orania. The residents who now live at the caravan park are former addicts and victims of substance abuse or come from broken homes. The individuals are of many different ages and there are also complete families. They resorted to moving to this town after failing to meet the strict requirements at Orania, a town where only Afrikaners reside. Although it is not the promised land for any of the families, they keep on hoping that things will get better, surviving one day at a time. They all hope that they will get better houses or qualify to live in Orania as some of them still do odd jobs in the small town. Amongst the families is the Theron couple, who live with their son, Michael (5). They were disappointed when they were turned away by their sister in law on arrival from Durban. They revealed that she only told them that they were not allowed to stay or work in Orania. That is when they turned to Hopetown.
IAN STEYN (62) enjoying his pipe in his tent that he calls his heaven. His daily duties include cleaning the graveyard and feeding the chickens. Photos: Emile Hendricks
THE gr. 1 learners of the Laerskool Oranje-Diamant in Hopetown have become good friends with Michael Theron (right). From the left are Androline Kammies en Ethan Makokong.
Women more vulnerable to alcohol } Claire Carr THE key physiological differences between men and women cause women to be more susceptible to the effects of alcohol. This results in different bodily reactions, and these effects can be heightened during the different times in their menstrual cycle. Levels of blood alcohol content (BAC) differs around the time of a woman’s menstrual cycle as the body retains more fluid. On average women have between 10% and 15% higher water content than men and
during their period, water retention is even higher. According to Prof. Denis Viljoen, chairperson of the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (Farr), the alcohol molecules can enter the brain within half an hour and when there are higher amounts of water in the body, the effects of alcohol are longer lasting. “As women have higher levels of water in the body than men, they are already more susceptible to the effects of alcohol. Coupled with increased or decreased water retention during different times of the menstrual cycle, women need to be even more aware of the amount of
alcohol they consume,” says Viljoen. Even though men and women may drink the same amounts of alcohol, a woman’s BAC will be much higher due to their bodies metabolising alcohol differently. Other physiological differences include height, weight and the health effects. Women metabolise alcohol slower than men, as they have less alcohol dehydrogenase. This is a liver enzyme that breaks down alcohol before it enters the bloodstream. Women are usually smaller and lighter than men, further concen-
trating alcohol in their blood. When a woman of average size consumes one drink, it will have almost the same effect as two drinks do for the average-size man. Women may drink less than men, but experience the same level of impairment. Another physiological consideration women should be aware of is that they absorb up to 30% more alcohol into their bloodstream than men of the same height and weight who drink the same amount of alcohol. Women can develop liver damage and other alcohol-related health problems more quickly than men. “There are a number of variables
that may influence the effects alcohol has on women and whether they will be more susceptible to these effects than men,” explains Adrian Botha, spokesperson for the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use. “The key is to know your personal limits when it comes to consuming alcohol, if you do choose to drink. “At the same time you need to be aware of the numerous factors that could cause your personal limits to shift, including the physiological differences between men and women,” says Botha.
Fighting her way to the top
THE ten food tunnels that are expected to make life easier for the San community.
Photo: Boipelo Mere
Tunnels a blessing } Boipelo Mere
THE San (!Xun and Khwe) community of Platfontein hopes that their farm, that was handed to them after the 1994 elections, can be utilised for a good cause now and bear fruits. That is after productive vegetable gardens, which will be maintained by the community, were recently launched on the farm. Through its community investment programme, Absa Bank donated ten vegetable tunnels to the community aimed at ensuring food security within the community. Altogether 20 women,(10 from the !Xun and 10 from the Khwe) were identified to work permanently in the gardens. The first pile of vegetables will be shared amongst the community for free, then the next will be sold to neighbouring communities when the tunnels are self-sufficient. According to Fannie de Villiers, who helps on the project, the tunnels will assist the community by accel-
erating the growth of the vegetables. “With these tunnels the vegetables will produce quicker, which is in six weeks, as compared to three months under normal circumstances.” One of the women who works in the vegetable garden, Kapang Kabanda (56), happily said that the project would change her life for the better. “I did not believe the project would materialise, but look, we have already planted cabbage, tomatoes, pumpkin and spinach in our garden. It will be a success as it will create jobs,” said Kabanda proudly. Blessing Plaatje, Absa communications manager, said the donation was a way for Absa to give back to the community. “This project will also eradicate poverty, because now the community will at a later stage be able to sell the vegetables,” he added. Plaatje further revealed that the other beneficiaries who also received vegetable tunnels included the Riemvasmaak community in Upington.
ANDRÉ FARMER and Zeka Shiwarra planting the first few plants in the tunnel. Photo: Boipelo Mere
Phemelo Manankong, communications officer at the Department of Agriculture, said the garden site was launched last year on Arbor Day where the department also availed an extension officer on the site to assist. “We also sent technicians to work with the water problem and encouraged the community to take ownership of the project. Although we still encourage all communities to own backyard gardens, we advise them to form groups if they plan to go big in order for the department to assist where we can,” added Manankong.
CHANIQUE BRUCE (16) who hails from Kimberley has been selected as Express Northern Cape’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month. The 16-year-old pupil of the Northern Cape High School has competed in kickboxing tournaments around the globe and currently holds the title of world champion in her age group. Nikki, as she prefers to be known, is a black belt kick-boxer with a string of achievements under her belt and has qualified yearly to take part in the International Sport Karate Association’s (ISKA) Mixed Martial Arts Championships in Orlando in America. In 2008 she was placed first in the 12 to 13 category for girls and went on to be crowned world champion. At the Destiny Tournament held in Stellenbosch in 2011 she came first for Continuous Fighting and in the Black Belt Open in addition to achieving third place in Jiu Jitsu after which she was crowned the Destiny Grand Champion. The following year she went on to defend her title and once again walked away as the Destiny Grand Champion. Furthermore, she took part in Kimberley’s Diamond Classic where she was placed first for Semi-contact and second for Lightcontact. She walked away with the title of Diamond Classic Grand Champion in the girls’ 14 to 17 categories. Nikki once again took part in the ISKA US Open which takes place annually in Orlando, Florida. She was placed first in Clash Fighting, third in Semi-contact, fifth in Continuous Fighting and defended her title to once again be
EXPRESS NORTHERN CAPE’S SuperSport winner, Chanique Bruce(16). Photo: Supplied named world champion in her age group. Not only has this young sports star been crowned world champion consecutively, but she has also been named grand champion both on provincial and national level. Nikki lives by her motto: Jesus died for me, so I will fight for Him. Send your Sports Star nomination for school learners between the ages of 6 and 18 today (nominations received before the 20th of each month will be included in that month’s selection). You can email your nomination to email@example.com or fax it to 086-552-4922. For more information please contact Lynne or Juanré at Z PR on 051-430-3027.
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Molemela celebrates 80 years } Sidwell Guduka PETRUS MOLEMELA, Bloemfontein Celtic’s honorary lifetime president, celebrated his 80th birthday. The White Head, as Molemela is affectionately known in football circles, is no longer actively involved in the game after selling the club to the current
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owner, Jimmy Augousti, in 2002. He bought the 44-year-old club in 1975 from the founders, Norman Mathobisa, Victor Mahatanya, Andrew Ntake, Moses Mabule, Gabriel Rabayi and Charles Guild. “I enjoyed every minute of my birthday. It was great to celebrate it with the people of Bloemfontein. I’m grateful to God for keeping me alive up until today,” an elated Molemela said. Khumbulani Konco, Celtic CEO, said: “Ntate Molemela has been a vital part of a lasting football legacy and his contribution to soccer, to Celtic and to his friends and family is almost too hard to put into words. “I still have so much respect for him today. “He was ‘Mr Celtic’ for many, many years and he has been a great ambassador for soccer in our region,” he said. “Bloemfontein Celtic wishes Ntate Molemela all the best. We salute him,” he added. Molemela is now involved in the construction business in the Free State, but on Photo: Sidwell Guduka a smaller scale.
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Faith is the ultimate guide } Dr Thapelo Thipe APOSTASY is a Greek word which means the abandoning of the principles of faith. The term is used to describe departure from the principles of faith in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:11). The principles of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ are basic and very simple for everyone to comprehend and follow. The first basic principle is to believe in the unique redemptive role of the Lord Jesus Christ for the entire human race. This simply means that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, sent by God to die for the human race on the Cross of Calvary. That God raised Him from the dead that whosoever believes in Him and receives Him as Lord and Saviour should not perish, but inherit everlasting life. Secondly, those who believe and receive Christ now begin to follow Him in the gospel learning and practising to live by the principles of faith. The Word says the just shall live by faith. By believing, receiving and following Christ we enter into the life of the Grace of God upon our lives. We live by faith in God and in His Word through private and corporate fellowship with fellow believers in the local church being enjoined to the church universal. We practise our faith through worship and prayer to the living God with the Christian principle of faith being the ultimate guideline to our lives. In our daily living, both private and in church, we pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, peace, patience and gentleness. Our faith instructs that we fight the good
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Manong will be missed
} Boipelo Mere
THE Northern Cape and the country’s soccer fraternity are mourning the passing of a seasoned football administrator in Olehile “Bra Whynie” Manong. Manong died on Sunday after a long illness. According to Omphemetse Stopper Mabula, a football colleague and a friend, Manong’s passing has left a void in the hearts of those who knew him and worked with him. “It is particularly to his family that I send my heartfelt condolences. I knew Olehile for more than 40 years, as we shared the passion for soccer. We both played for the Basotho Tigers and moved on to Kimberley Panthers. When there was a breakaway from Panthers we co-founded the Azteck Football Club,” said Mabula.
Mabula further told Express Northern Cape that Manong was a complete soccerite in his days and it was with the Basotho Tigers where he shined the most. Manong served on the Safa National executive committee (NEC) from 2001 to 2005 under the presidency of Molefo Oliphant who spoke highly of Manong. “Olehile played a leading role in the football administration of the Northern Cape and the time he spent on the NEC of Safa was invaluable. He also played a significant role in the unity of football in the Northern Cape. “He was the permanent head of delegation for the men’s u.23 national team during his tenure in the NEC and will mostly be remembered for his leadership when the team qualified for the Sydney 2000 Olympic
BRA MANONG will be missed by his brother, Daniel. Photo: Boipelo Mere
OMPHEMETSE STOPPER MABULA. Photo: Boipelo Mere
Games,” said Oliphant. Kirsten Nematandani, the president of Safa, hailed Manong’ s contribution to South African football. “I learnt of his passing with great sadness. He contributed a lot to the development of soccer in his region and nationally. This is a major blow for South African soccer,” said Nemantandani. Before being elected to the NEC, Manong succeeded Wilfacious Maphaka as president of the Griqualand West Football Association, which is now Safa Francis Baard. He rubbed shoulders with football luminaries such as Sepp Blatter, Jomo Sono, Kaizer Motaung, Dr Irvin Khoza, Leepile Taunyane and many more. He also played a part in the drafting of the Safa constitution and compiled information that would have led to the Northern Cape hosting part of the 2010 Fifa World Cup tournament. His brother, Daniel Manong, said as a family they had lost someone very special. “He was not much of a speaker. He was quiet, intelligent and when given a chance to speak, he would come up with concrete information. He used to be the pride of the family and the Galeshewe community at large. From the hardship that was at the order of the day in our life, with only our mother as a provider, we managed to scrape through the school system, but Olehile surprised all of us with the way he succeeded. He was respectful, and that is the key to life,” the distraught brother said. Manong will be buried on Saturday. His memorial service will be held at the St Martins Luthern Church in Corless Road, Galeshewe, tomorrow at 15:00.
Play your part in cup } Sidwell Guduka THE Carling Black Label Cup gives fans the opportunity to Be the Champion Coach once again this year as Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs meet at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on 27 July in their showpiece encounter. This year’s edition of the popular pre-season tournament was launched at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Monday. Both chairmen of the Soweto giants, Dr Irvin Khosa of Pirates and Mr Kaizer Motaung of Chiefs, attended the event. “The Carling Black Label Cup has been a tremendous success not just for the two clubs involved and the fans who have taken the concept to the heart, but also South Africa as a whole. It has shown us to be a country of innovation and outstanding achievement,” Motaung told Express. The benchmark for success was set high in this cam-
paign and required massive public involvement for it to work. I’m delighted to say that we have managed to meet the technical requirements of the campaign, and that the involvement of the public has been incredible,” he said. On the other hand, Khosa suggested that the success of the campaign was the reason for football fans to celebrate. “I believe anytime Pirates and Chiefs meet, there will be massive interest from the public. However, of greater interest is the fact that supporters have a once in a lifetime opportunity to pick the teams which is incredible for them. “We saw the entries rise last year from our first campaign and we expect them to rise again this year. In a South African football context it doesn’t get any bigger than the Soweto Derby and we have given the supporters that and the added excitement of being able to
select the team they want to see on the field.” This year’s format will be much the same as in the two previous editions, except for one significant change – the substitution mechanism. During the first half of the match, fans will again be asked to vote for a substitution, with the difference this time around being that fans will be asked to vote for a player they would like to bring on as a substitute, rather than take off, as has been the case in previous years. “Our concept has been hugely welcomed by the South African football fraternity as it affords consumers a unique opportunity to realise their dreams and ‘Be the Champion Coach’. “We did not want to tinker with the vision too much, but have changed the substitution mechanism around this year to add a new dimension based on the consumer’s needs,” Vijay
Govindsamy, Carling Black Label’s general manager, said. “The growth in fan participation and engagement that we saw from year one to year two has been phenomenal and we are excited to see what 2013 will bring. We are
OLEHILE “BRA WHYNIE” MANONG who has passed away.
Building a world-class diamond group the largest beer brand in the country and have partnered with the two biggest brands in South African football. It is a fantastic match.” ) Express’s sports editor, Sidwell Guduka, attended the launch courtesy of Carling Black Label.
Finsch Diamond Mine
Finsch Mine is located in the town of Lime Acres which is situated 160km north west of Kimberley and 109km south of Kuruman in the Northern Cape.
Wellness Coordinator: Underground Capital Expansion (2 year fixed-term contract) The incumbent will be required to develop, implement and maintain an integrated Health Education Programme for employees and community members. Tasks and responsibilities: • Provide health education and promotion during health campaigns, induction sessions and community outreach • Provide HIV counselling and testing services to employees and the community • Provide counselling and treatment of STIs and TB and referral to Government clinics where possible • Capture data on the SABCOHA Bizwell monitoring and evaluation tool • Keep records of services and consult with doctors regarding clients • Promote HIV, STI, TB and chronic diseases of the lifestyle prevention strategies amongst employees. Minimum requirements: • Degree or diploma in General Nursing and Community Health Nursing Science • Must be registered with the South African Nursing Council • 2 years’ experience in HIV and AIDS especially counselling and testing • Code 08 driver’s licence • Proficient in MS Office computer programs • Good written and verbal communication skills in English. Other skills/competencies: • Good understanding of HIV and AIDS • Facilitation and presentation skills • Strong interpersonal relations, tact, good judgement and analytical skills. (Ref. FINSCH070) Finsch Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan. Pre-screening, profile testing, on-mine assessments, medical and security clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process. Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the successful candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area of Kgatelopele (proof of residence may be requested). Please complete an application form (available on http://www.petradiamonds.com/ careers/current-vacancies) and forward, together with your résumé, qualifications and ID, to E1-Recruitment@petradiamonds.com or fax: 086 692 2442 before or on 21 May 2013. Please note that incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered. If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful. http://www.petradiamonds.com/careers/current-vacancies www.humanjobs.co.za
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