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Miss Keri will rock Rose City Crowds to be dazzled } Lesego Ditheko

US R&B star Keri Hilson.

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THE Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Macufe) does not only attract tourists from across the country, it has also of late become synonymous with bringing internationally acclaimed stars to this part of the world. The list includes international acts such as hip hop artist T-Pain, who rocked the stage in 2010 with a Siwelele replica jersey, Kirk Franklin, jazz superstar Najee. Local superstars such as Jimmy Dludlu, Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse and Zahara have also set the festival alight in the past. This year’s event will see the beautiful US R&B singer Keri Hilson, known for her famous collaboration with R. Kelly on the song Number 1, gracing the stage. The 31-year-old singer will be on stage with our own Thandiswa Mazwai, Zonke and Maleh, on 11 October, a week into the festival’s proceedings. The stars will be performing at the Old Grey Sports grounds in the The Dome for Divas Concert. Another international artist who will be within the heart of South Africa is none other than Anthony Hamilton, who brought

us hits songs such as Her Heart and Charlene to name but a few that music lovers are familiar with. This year this power house artist from abroad will be rubbing shoulders with our very own Hugh Masekela, Mafikizolo, Lira, Jimmy Dludlu, Kaya, Peter Nthwane, Allayen, Lesedi FM’s Dj Finzo and DJ What What for the Main Music Festival that will be taking place at the Loch Logan Rose Garden on 12 October. The Indoor Jazz Festival is included within those last three closing dates of Macufe and includes again the US star Anthony Hamilton together with Victor Kgatlape, Hugh Masekela and Judith Sephuma, this one will be held two days before the Main Music Festival, which will be on the 10th. Macufe has been held annually for the past 15 years and it has generated revenue, not only for the province, but also for the country. Enthusiasts of cultural festivals will also be joining the festivities and again the support from music, arts, drama and sports lovers will be highly appreciated as it has always been for more than a decade.

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Going, going, gone . . . THESE pictures were taken on Thursday when the illegally erected shacks at Fouriesburg and Paul Roux were removed by the Red Ant, a task force team from Johannesburg.

AN old man saves his pots during the eviction.

RED ANT members destroy illegally erected shacks at Fouriesburg.

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THREE boys run for their lives after insulting Red Ant members.

RED ANT members dismantling houses at Paul Roux.

Residents of shacks see red } Tladi Moloi PEOPLE were left homeless in the Eastern Free State after they were evicted from their illegally erected shacks by the no nonsense Red Ant task force team from Johannesburg on Thursday. The men in red and black were hired by the Dihlabeng Local Municipality to evict people who illegally occupied municipal land at Fouriesburg and Paul Roux. This action that left people fuming started at Fouriesburg, where “Phuma Sbethane” was swept. “Hlokoloza” at Paul Roux followed. “I wish I could die. I thought they would use a bulldozer to destroy our shack and I had decided that they would kill me in there. I lived on a farm before this, because I was working there,” Lebotsa Mokotso (75), who had a shack at Fouriesburg, said. Express Eastern Free State has learnt many people who were on the land were from the nearby farms while others claimed that they were renting in the Mashayeng location. Malefetsane Thabane (26) from Paul Roux said they were told to vacate the area, but they never did, because they had nowhere else to go. He said they had lived there for a year. “I do not know where to go now. I was living with my 58-year-old mother. I am not working and I cannot afford to rent,” he said. Even though people at Fouriesburg were told

to vacate the land on Tuesday by Tjhetane Mofokeng, the executive mayor, some were only trying to save their belongings on the day. Mofokeng had told them to take their belongings and leave, but they promised a war. Even though resistance was expected, they could only watch from a distance as their shacks were dismantled. “We cannot let people occupy the municipality’s land illegally. We know that people are in need of sites, but we should follow the right channels. “There is no electricity, water and roads on the site and the same people will be the ones marching to our offices demanding service delivery,” he said. He said it was not fair to the municipality that they were asked where those people would be taken, while the question of where they were coming from was not posed. However, residents were shocked by what Olly Mlamleli, the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements, said in an interview with one of the radio station the same day. “I was only informed about the Fouriesburg eviction. I do not know anything about the one of Paul Roux.” She added that they would investigate and send people in Paul Roux to check the situation. “It was not the government’s intention to leave people homeless,” she concluded.


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Uphill battle makes speaker strong } Lesego Ditheko THE celebrated author and motivational speaker Sechaba Marumo’s story proves that perseverance and persistence really do pay off. Although his self-published book Be the best you can be was published in 2011, Marumo says he only gained recognition well after the book was published. In 2004, soon after being employed as an admin clerk by the Free State Department of Health, Marumo became a regular feature on Kovsie FM’s Tiger Thebe’s show as a motivational speaker. As his stature as a motivational speaker grew, Marumo was invited to motivate the Moemedi High School learners in 2008. “That is when I received my first pay cheque as a motivational speaker and from there I was invited by my former high school, R.T. Mokgopa, to also motivate gr. 12 learners at their matric farewell last year,” says Marumo with a smile. Marumo tells Express he eventually wrote the book after one of his regular listeners, Lindiwe Mosala, advised and persuaded him to write it. As with the hardships he had to endure during his upbringing, the 34-year-old speaker and author says it was an uphill battle to eventually publish the book. “I actually completed the book in 2009, but only managed to publish it two years later,” he said. He explained the lengthy period between finishing the book and publishing it as a frustrating journey as he struggled to secure funding. “In March 2010, I had the opportunity

to meet Premier Ace Magashule at the Free State Stadium after several attempts of sponsorship at other departments failed; he asked me how much I needed and he offered me R35 000,” he said. “After this help, the rest is history as more and more doors opened for me.” Marumo, who has four siblings and is originally from Hennenman in the Northern Free State, says one must not wait for things to happen, but to rather make them happen. “Approach business or prominent people and ask them how they arrived where they are. “Dedicate your life to God and trust in Him, you will reach your destiny. “A good example of not losing focus and knowing where you want to go is that of a fish eagle,” he advised. Marumo says although he was raised by both his parents, if it were not for his mother who always encouraged him to focus on his education and never allow circumstances to determine who he became, he believes he would not have seen the light of day. “I am in the process of finishing a book dedicated to her, called Mother, my hero,” he says. Of the hardships he had to endure as a youngster, Marumo said it was really tough. “My gr. 1 to gr. 7 years were not easy at all. I walked 30 km from home to school barefoot. “I wore school shoes and when they were worn out, the only option I had was to walk barefoot,” he said. He says he started showing an interest in literature and public speaking in high school and when one of his teachers invited him to motivate his fellow school mates, he realized he had a gift.

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SECHABA MARUMO, motivational speaker and author.

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Mokgwa o motjha wa ho sebedisa tjhelete A re bueng

“Ho lokisa mokgwa wa hao wa ho sebedisa tjhelete ha ho bolele hore o lokela ho phela ka thata. O se lebale ho nka nako ya hore o thabise wena le ba lelapa la hao. Ho thabisa ba ratuwa ba hao ha ho bolele hore o lokela ho sebedisa tjhelete e ngata.” ­ Boitumelo Koma

Boitumelo Koma Auditing Lecturer ka tekanyetso ya moputso waka. Hore o thusehe le ho feta maikemisetsong a hao a ho ntjhafatsa tshebediso ya tjhelete ya hao, bala dibuka tsa tshebediso entle ya tjhelete. Buka ya pele eo o ka e balang ke The Richest Man in Babylon (George S. Clason). Buka ena e baleha ha bonolo ho ba e ngotswe jwalo ka pale fela dintho tseo e dirutang ka tjhelete di tla ho tswela molemo. Ha o bala buka ena o tla fumana o batla ho etsa seo e ho rutang sona hang hang. Ha o lemotho ya ntseng a thatafallwa ke ho boloka kapo oa boloka empa o fumana nako le nako o nka tjhelete eo o e bolokileng ho e sebedisetsa mabaka a senang molemo, bala buka ena. Mona o tla rutwa hore ho baneng o lokela ho boloka diphesente tse leshome tsa moputso wa hao. Buka ena ke e rata hoba o tlo nahana hore

mongodi o buwa kawena kapo wa ho kobisa di papisong tseo a di etsang. Ntho engwe eo ke e ratang mona ke hore o tlo tsheha ha holo. Bongata ba rona re se re lebetse ho tsheha ka lebaka la mathata a tjehlete. Buka ya bobedi eo o ka e balang ke The Total Money Makeover (Dave Ramsey a thuswa ke Maya FisherFrench). Ke qadile ho bala buka ena ka kgwedi ya Phupjane 2013. Ho bala buka ena ho ntiiseleditse hore lelapeng laka re na le tshebediso e hantle ya tjhelete. Hape buka ena e nnetefaleditse hore dithuto tsa tsamaiso entle ya tjhelete tseo ke fanang ka tsona ho batho babang ke tse lokileng tse tlang ho tswela batho molemo. Bala buka ena ha o kgathetse ke dikoloto mme o batla mokgwa o sebetsang e le ka nnete ho ho thusa ho tswa dikolotong mme oseke wa phela ka dikoloto hape.

Ha e ba o motho ya sa sebeletsweng ke budgete empa o tseba hore ke ntho e ka ho thusang tsamaisong ya hao ya tjhelete bala buka ena. Seo ke se ratang ka buka ena ke hore e baleha ha bonolo empa e fana ka keletso tse etsang hore tjhelete ya hao e ho tswele molemo. Buka ya boraro eo o ka e balang e ngwotswe ke Mosotho ya tshwanang le wena ke From Debt to Riches Steps to Financial Success (Phumelele Ndumo). Phumele o ngotse buka engwe e bitswang Buying a Home, 7 Secrets why the Rich Own their Homes buka ena e tla ho thusa ha o batla ho reka ntlo mme o batla tlhalosetso e batsi bakeng sa ho reka ntlo. Buka ya ho qetela eo o ka e balang ke Become your Own Financial Advisor, the Real Secrets to Becoming Financially Independent (Waren Ingram) buka ena e loketse motho ya

seng a tsamayisa tjhelete ya hae ka tsela e molemo empa a batla tsebo e fetang eo a nang le yona ha jwale. Ho lokisa mokgwa wa hao wa ho sebedisa tjhelete ha ho bolele hore o lokela ho phela ka thata. O se lebale ho nka nako ya hore o thabise wena le ba lelapa la hao. Ho thabisa ba ratuwa ba hao ha ho bolele hore o lokela ho sebedisa tjhelete e ngata. Ha maemo a lehodimo a dumela ho futhumetse e le mafelo a beke, lokisa dijo le dinwamaphodi lapeng (sebedisa dijo tse teng katlung ka nako eo) e be le tsamaya ka tsona hoya dijella pakeng le ba lelapa la hao. Ha le se le fihlile pakeng etsang nako ya ho bapala le bana ho be monate le be le bale dibuka kapo dikoranta. Qetellang le tsatsi ha monate ka ho reka diaesekrimi dijeng tseleng ya ho ya hae le tseba hore le sebeletsa hore bophelo bo be monate nako e telele.

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Libraries must play an active role LIBRARIES remain the cornerstone of any literate nation; they are centres of struggle for achieving a writing and reading society. Libraries cannot afford to play a passive role when it comes to books, information and knowledge. We, however, cannot ignore the challenges that these institutions face both locally and abroad. In the United Kingdom alone more than 100 libraries were shut down due to financial constraints and a decline in clients. Recently Islamist insurgents retreating from Timbuktu set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless historic manuscripts and in our own country recently about four libraries were burned down, the most memorable being the one in Balfour, Mpumalanga. Irrespective of the challenges, City Press reported on Sunday that about 48 new libraries were built and 266 others upgraded throughout South Africa. This is an achievement because a mere 19 years ago, libraries were sparsely located and concentrated in the cities and affluent suburbs and for the privileged few only. Today you can find them even in the most rural of places and in the townships. This does not, however, mean that the battle has been won. Remember that buildings do not go to the people; people have to come to the buildings. Much as we commend the opportunities that the newly-found technology affords us where remote access can assist in South Africa,

My view Marcus Maphile Librarian this is still a far-fetched dream, especially with the challenges we have with children not being able to read properly by the time they leave gr. 12. We are then compelled to promote libraries and make them as “cool” as possible and attractive to young people. The development of library infrastructure should be linked to the skills development of library workers and a comprehensive reading development strategy. We must make sure that we do not just have attractive buildings, but also highly competitive, motivated and innovative staff to run these institutions. Competitive library staff should be able to make a contribution toward the culture of reading and writing by establishing book clubs, host reading sessions and run effective programmes promoting the use of libraries. As custodians of libraries, librarians must make sure that every child has obtained a library card by the age of five and strive for the libraries to be more appealing to communities, especially the youth, by availing free internet and

The new paper will assist the SMME’s THE Trade and Industry minister, Dr Rob Davies, launched a new national newspaper aimed at small business owners. According to a press release from the department, the publication will provide a channel for the

department and other relevant institutions to communicate important products, services and programmes of interest to the Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprise (SMME) sector, as well as explain related policies.

www.expressnews.co.za wireless hot spots within the library. Use of popular social networks such as Twitter and Facebook can really do wonders for a library. These efforts should also be coupled with provision and availability of relevant materials as this will bolster the profile of the library. A situation where books are forever not available in the library due to long ordering procedures or where they cannot be located on the shelves will be detrimental as clients will lose faith and prefer getting information somewhere else. A recent communiqué from the University of the Free State’s rector, Prof. Jonathan Jansen, highlighted a serious situation where some university students could not even express themselves fully in English. It is through reading where students can be able to express themselves when sharing what they read with others. The Free State Department of Education and Department of Sport and Arts and Recreation are also hosting provincial English spelling bee competitions. It is such combined efforts that make us a winning nation.

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Mamickey captivates } Palesa Motshabi

Get ‘Express’ on your cellphone DID you know that you can now read your favourite newspaper on your cellphone? Visit www.expresspaper.mobi and visit the mobi site of Express that is especially designed for your cellphone. The mobi site adjusts content to your phone’s screen, offering you the best reading experience. You can now carry your community news in your back pocket. Accessing news remains the same: ) Open your phone’s internet browser. ) Enter www.expresspaper.mobi and get hyperlocal content.

BLOEMFONTEIN’S vocalist Mamickey Majawetsa completely blew away the audience at the Women of Note Concert that took place at Bloemfontein’s Vista Arena on Friday night. The crowd was left asking for more from the 32-year-old artist as she gave a powerful performance. Having taken to the stage in a traditional Seshweshwe dress, the singer started off proceedings with her signature song, Lengolo. This set the bar for the rest of the night very high even for established performers such as Moneoa, The Soil and the evergreen Mafikizolo. Speaking to Express after her performance, Majawetsa said this was her best performance ever as an artist. “I felt like the main artist of the night because of the reception I received. The crowd loved and enjoyed my performance,” she said with a humble demeanour. Pulane Tsupane, who attended the concert, told Express that many in the audience mistook Mamickey for Moneoa. “That girl is good, the way she pulled the crowd together, she is an entertainer, especially when she did the traditional Sesotho dance of Mokgibo and the crowd just loved it,” said Tsupane. The Afrocentric-styled vocalist started as a backup singer for local artist Thoko Nogabe and did this for about ten years before going solo, releasing the 11-track album My vision of Gospel. She labels the album as having a jazzy gospel sound. Majawetsa has also worked with other local artists including Deda Madela and Mpho Koloi, and the Free State divas on an 11-track album that is to be launched

MAMICKEY MAJAWETSA later this year. “It’s a tough industry, especially in our province we don’t get much support as local artists, even when we do free gigs, so we would love to see more support from the

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local people,” she pleaded. She proudly announced that she had shared the stage with heavyweight artists such as Judith Sephuma, Zonke and Thandiswa Mazwai.


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Molebatsi does the FS proud } Palesa Motshabi

PULENG MOLEBATSI

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PULENG MOLEBATSI has been honoured with a Woman of Worth Award at the recent SABC Awards. The 25-year-old Thaba Nchu native is best known for her role in SABC 2’s South African sitcom Skwizas in which she plays a character coincidentally also named Puleng. “The character I play on the show can best be described as a problem child, an opportunist and a chance-taker,” she told Express after receiving her award. Puleng said she hoped her winning the award has set an example for women, as the award also came in a month during which

women were celebrated. She said she could not believe she had won the Women of Worth Award as she has been on television less than two years. Puleng told Express she was proud to have won the award, because it came as a surprise, and to be representing her province means a lot to her. “This is a big push and it shows that someone is watching what I am doing and acknowledging my work – I am grateful for receiving the award,” she said. Molebatsi, who is also an SABC news producer, was born in Thaba Nchu and moved to Johannesburg to further her studies at the Wits University.

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Afro-pop star working on album BORN and bred in Mangaung, Benedict Mabote, popular known as Super Profound Legend (SPL), cannot wait to take the cruel entertainment industry by its horns. The gutsy SPL is brewing a 15 track album which he describes as a soothing melody that is bound to dazzle his Afro-pop fans. SPL, who says music has been a part of his life since childhood, seems to be so patient about music. The 26-year-old’s music career is taking off with his music receiving generous airplay on community and national radio station. “I especially want to thank my manager

and publisher, Ayanda Roda of Danduza Productions, who has really put a lot of effort into my music,” he said. The versatile musician is also a music composer and dabbles in other music genres such as reggae and gospel. SPL is currently working on his 5-track EP (Example of an upcoming product) and the first tracks have already dazzled his fans from outside the Free State. Umhlobo Wenene and Lesedi Fm, both SABC national radio stations, have generously played SPL’s music and he has even recorded some jingles for the latter. His music is also featured on Lesedi Fm’s short stories as well as on a Saturday

morning kids show. This, he says, he is grateful for, as it shows that his music is being acknowledged by lots of people. “I would say I draw my inspiration from popular local groups such as Alah Yen who are not only known in the Free State but also in the Northern Cape and the NorthWest provinces,” he said. SPL is also an ambassador for the Save the child Campaign. The Afro pop sensation has already shared the stage with industry heavyweights such as The Soil, MC Fire and Zakwe at a recent youth month celebration event.

Versatile local artist Benedict ‘SPL’ Mabote

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Learners need support THE Free State Education MEC, Tate Makgoe, has called on parents to support the 408 094 learners in gr. 1 to gr. 6 and gr. 9 who will be sitting for the Annual National Assessment (ANA) examinations from 10 to 13 September. “Get involved in your children’s homework by using learner workbooks and get ANA exemplar question papers and discuss possible answers,” Makgoe said. Parents will be informed of their children’s performance and given reports. Makgoe said the ANA would assess learner literacy and numeracy abilities at the foundation, intermediate and senior phase. Literacy is the ability to read for knowledge, write logically and communicate well and numeracy is the ability to reason with numbers and Mathematic concepts. The ANA will not be used for learner progression or promotion to the next grade, but verifies that every learner in every school is developing the languages and Mathematics skills appropriate for the grades and intervene where necessary. “Our ANA pass rate target this year is 60% and we commit to reward every school that obtains 100% with a hall.” To ensure the smooth administration of the 2013 ANA assessment, the department has provided schools with a 2013 ANA time table, 2012 ANA report, 2013 diagnostic analysis report and 2013 assessment guidelines for teachers to be able to plan for the administration of rhe ANA and 2013 exemplars for teachers to prepare learners for the administration of the ANA. The ANA results will be released in December.

Spelling tested THE Free State Department of Education and the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation are hosting the Provincial English Spelling Bee Competition for gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 learners at the St Michael’s Combined School in Bloemfontein. The event, which started yesterday, will end on Friday. Tate Makgoe, Education MEC, and his Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation counterpart, Dan Khothule, will grace the event. The Spelling Bee is one of the government’s intervention strategies to support and improve literacy skills, while developing learners’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The competition started at district level with 467 learners from 154 schools. About 150 learners, 30 per grade, reached the finals and will compete at provincial level. The Spelling Bee does not only focus on spelling, but teaches learners to also use the same words in various contexts, learn to recognize them in listening and reading and to be able to use them in speaking and writing. The intervention strategy also aims to support and improve learner performance in English across the province with special focus to 350 focus schools for 2013 and to support gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 learners. The theme for the competition is Celebrating Reading. At the same time, National Readathon Week and the International Literacy Week are being celebrated, also from yesterday until Friday.


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‘Go Big’ with Casual Day THE 19th Casual Day, South Africa’s foremost awareness and fundraising campaign, which raises funds for persons with disabilities, is firmly on track to go bigger than ever on Friday. This year’s GO BIG theme will be celebrated nationally by approximately two million South Africans. Owned by the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities (NCPPDSA), Casual Day officially gives fun-loving South Africans a R10 “licence” to dress as differently from the norm as they dare. Casual Day is a lifeline for the network of 500 organisations and thousands of programmes that benefit from the funding, says Therina Wentzel, national director of the NCPPDSA. “In addition to providing a wonderful opportunity to build morale by breaking with routine to have fun together for a good cause, Casual Day has raised over R170 million over the past 18 years. So never say that your ‘small donation’ does not go a long way,” Wentzel emphasises. The project is run in partnership with the NCPPDSA’s national beneficiaries – South African National Council for the Blind, Disabled People South Africa (DPSA), South African Federation for Mental Health, Deaf Federation of South Africa (DeafSA), Epilepsy South Africa, Autism South Africa (ASA), Down Syndrome South Africa, the National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy (NAPCP), the South African National Deaf Association (Sanda), the National Institute for the Deaf (NID), QuadPara Association of South Africa (Qasa), Alzhei-mer’s South Africa and the South African Disability Alliance (S ). “All these new beneficiaries are committed to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities. Apart from the services they provide to their constituencies,

they are involved in advocacy and lobbying for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream society. “Together with our veteran beneficiary organisations, the Casual Day beneficiaries now constitute a significant lobby group for the human rights of a diverse group of persons with a range of disabilities,” Wentzel says. Last year Casual Day raised R22,2 million, a 10% year on year increase. “We are ecstatic about the response from South Africans. With the world economy in turmoil, and a decline in funding for NGOs from corporations and government, Casual Day continues to go from strength to strength and provide invaluable support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.” Donations are raised R10 at a time for a Casual Day sticker, which is distributed through the project’s various sponsors and financial partners and its network of beneficiary organisations in the field of disability. The project leader, Celeste Vinassa, says: “This year we Go Big, so whether you wear big hair, a big tie, big shoes or just go big on the number of stickers you wear, anything goes, as long as it’s big. Your R10 donation makes a big impact on the lives of persons with disabilities.” The leading retail group Edcon is Casual Day’s principal financial sponsor. Stickers are available at all Edcon stores, which include the following brands: Edgars, Edgars Active, Jet, JetMart, Boardmans, CNA and Red Square. Stickers will also be available at Absa, Game and DionWired stores, Checkers, Shoprite and Checkers Hyper or any of the participating beneficiary organisations. For a full list see www.casualday.co.za.

Magistrates’ conduct a disgrace } REV THEUNIS BOTHA, CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER: SEXUAL HARASSMENT, assault, fraud, theft and murder. These are words and actions normally associated with Columbian drug cartels or gangsters on the Cape Flats. But not this time. A recent report used these words to describe the actions of some of our magistrates accused of serious misconduct. What with 258 complaints having been levelled against magistrates last year and more than 200 so far this year, one cannot help but wonder what quality of justice is being dispensed in our country at this time. “Add to this the number of

police officers involved in criminal acts and the debacle of the latest top-cop appointments by the national police commissioner, Riah Phiyega, is it any wonder that our country ranks as having one of the highest crime rates in the world? Could this serious inability to cope with crime be attributed to the government’s discriminatory practice of ‘transformation’? If so, isn’t it about time for them to discard this damaging ideological practice?

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MARILYN RAMOS (left), the reigning Miss South Africa, donned her Casual Day golf shirt and cap, and found a special place near her heart for her Casual Day sticker. Through her work with various children’s organisations, and meeting children like early learning centre learner Toro Poen, she has become aware of the importance of children’s development, especially in the first 1 000 days of their lives. Photo: Supplied


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NEWS

Setas in FS uniting

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THE Heidedal­based Club Ten Society recently did their bit for the less fortunate by donating food, clothes and children’s goody bags to needy children at the Heidedal Abandoned Youth Centre.The centre has about 50 children between the ages of 3 and 18. After a fun­filled day of singing and playing, the day was closed with a prayer. Photo: George Adams

SEVERAL Setas are uniting in the Free State, with the BANKseta carrying the flag for FET College collaboration. A shared-services career centre has been activated at the Motheo FET College in Bloemfontein, with Timothy Makolomakwa as the Seta/FET liaison officer. The move is part of the drive to create a working relationship between the colleges and Setas in the Free State Cluster. It follows the May 2012 decision by the Department of Higher Education and Training to appoint a BANKseta-lead Seta for the province. NSDS III stresses the need for Setas and the National Skills Fund to partner with FET Colleges to enable them to become providers of choice, providing learners with market-relevant skills. The presence of Setas in public FET Colleges will help to address the need for more accessible skills development-related information for the youth and bring skills supply closer to employer demand for skills. This is against a backdrop of concerning unemployment figures. The South African Stats Quarterly Labour Force Survey covering July to September 2012 revealed that the highest proportions (70,9%) of unemployed people were in the 15 to 34 age group. Furthermore, the youth unemployment rate stood at 36,1%, with 31,4%, or 3,3 million, between 15 and 24 not in employment, education or training (NEET). These individuals are referred to as “idle youth”. The BANKseta CE, Max Makhubalo, says: “BANKseta is heeding the call to place FET Colleges on the skills development map.

“At the Motheo FET College in Bloemfontein and Flavius Mareka College in Sasolburg, we will be running a pilot Accounting Technician diploma programme, which will equip students to move into municipalities or small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) as bookkeepers or junior accountants. We are also involved in several FET-related programmes, one of which addresses the lack of Maths and Science proficiency, which is essential in taking the country’s economy forward.” The new office will facilitate partnerships among DHET, Setas, employers, public FET Colleges and private providers to increase capacity to meet the scarce and critical skills needs of the Free State. Learners will be able to obtain information on Seta programmes, careers, internships, bursaries and general participation in skills development initiatives. Setas forming part of the Free State collaboration are AGRIseta, CATHSseta, ETDP-seta, FASSET, FPM, INseta, MERseta, MQA, Pseta, Services Seta and W&Rseta. The Motheo FET College has been established as the Career Advice Centre to which the youth and the community at large can go to access information regarding a variety of careers. “The synergy provided by the FET national footprint will enable the placement of FET graduates in companies to gain workplace experience. Work-integrated learning is now integral to all BANKseta’s programmes to improve the employability of the youth. BANKseta is committed to supporting FET Colleges to become centres of choice in the post-school education space,” says Makhubalo.


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DIRECTORATE: FINANCIAL AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: FREE STATE (BLOEMFONTEIN)

SECRETARY

Salary: R138 345 per annum (Level 6) (Ref. S8/3/2013/689)

Requirements: • National Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification • Diploma/Certificate in Office Administration/Secretarial-related field will serve as an added advantage • 1-2 years’ relevant experience in a secretarial/office environment • Knowledge of procedures and processes applied in office management • Ability to work under pressure and deliver tight deadlines • Computer skills in MS Office applications • Good communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to communicate well with persons as different levels • Office/telephone etiquette • Excellent planning and organising skills • Good record keeping and confidentiality. Duties: • Provide reception and administration support functions to the Director • Screen and answer telephone calls and make calls for the Director • Provide logistical support (eg travel and accommodation arrangements, claims, etc) • Plan, organise, coordinate and manage documentation flow in the Directorate, including quality control and distribution of documents • Type/draft letters, memorandums, reports, etc for the Director and manage the Director’s diary and prioritise appointments if necessary • Confirm appointments and remind the Director of engagements • Manage task follow-ups delegated to Deputy Directors and other officials • Arrange and coordinate meetings, workshops, venues, equipment, parking, etc • Manage and update the recording/filing system • Operate office equipment • Record minutes of meetings where required • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned/ delegated to him/her by the Director. Enquiries: Mr MD Keofitlhetse, tel. (051) 447-8465 Note: African, Indian, White males and Indian females are encouraged to apply. The suitable candidate will be selected with the intention of promoting representivity as contemplated in the relevant component’s Employment Equity Plan. The Department reserves the right not to appoint any applicants to this position and to conduct pre-employment security screening. Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed) and certified copies of qualifications, service certificates, driver’s licence and Identification Document. Applicants with foreign qualifications must submit a SAQA evaluation report on the qualification. Non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa. In addition to completing the Z83, applicants are required to disclose any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other adverse allegations or investigation against them. Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 referees. Failure to submit the requested documents may result in your application not being considered (applications lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered). If you apply for more than one post in the Department, please submit a separate application form for each post. Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews at a time, date and place as determined by the Department. If you have not been contacted for an interview within 3 months of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful. Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to: The Provincial Shared Service Centre, Private Bag X20803, Bloemfontein 9300 or hand deliver at 3rd Floor, SA Eagle Building, Shalotte Maxeke Street, for attention: Human Resources Management. Closing date: 13 September 2013 Applications will not be considered after the closing date. Kone Solutions K21285


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INVITATION TO TENDER Tenders are hereby invited for the following:

Tender No

Description

Briefing Date and Time

Compulsory Briefing Site

Closing Venue and Date

Enquiries

10 September Sedibeng Boardroom, Sedibeng Boardroom: Mr M Lebitso tel. HO(LS) Landscaping for 26 September 2013 @ (053) 474-0103/ 09/2014 Sedibeng Water Head 2013 @ 10:00 Balkfontein, Bothaville 11:00 0142 Office, Balkfontein, Bothaville Tender documents for will be available from the Supply Chain Section, Balkfontein, Bothaville from 10 September 2013 during office hours (weekdays) from 07:30-16:00 Only cash or bank guaranteed cheques made payable to Sedibeng Water will be accepted. Completed tenders in black ink, in a sealed envelope and clearly marked with the tender number and description must be placed in the tender box situated in the foyer of the reception desk of the Main Building situated in Balkfontein, Bothaville 9660. All tenders will be opened in public on the above specified dates. Tenders will remain valid for a period of 90 days from the closing date and no late, faxed, e-mailed or other form of tender will be accepted. Tenders will be evaluated in terms of the PPPFA Act, 5 of 2000; Supply Chain Management Policy of Sedibeng Water where the combination of Functionality, Price and Preferential Point System will be applied as per the B-BBEE Act, 53 of 2003 - Status Level Contributor Verification Certificate (80 points for price and 20 points for B-BBEE status level of contributor). A valid original Tax Certificate (or in the case of a Joint Venture, all parties should submit their individual Tax Certificates together with their Joint Venture agreements). Sedibeng Water fully reserves the right not to accept the lowest tender or accept the whole or part of any tender or not to consider any tender submitted. Human Communications 102329

INVITATION TO TENDER Tenders are hereby invited for the following:

Tender No

Description

HO(WL) Water Leak Detection 06/2014 and Repair for Koffiefontein HO(WM) Water Meter 07/2014 Assessment in Koffiefontein HO(IPM) Installation of 630 08/2014 Prepaid Meters in Jacobsdal

Briefing Date and Time

Compulsory Briefing Site

Closing Venue and Date

11 September Letsemeng Municipal Letsemeng Municipal 2013 @ 10:00 Offices, Koffiefontein Offices, Koffiefontein: 26 September 2013 @ 11:00 11 September Letsemeng Municipal Letsemeng Municipal 2013 @ 12:00 Offices, Koffiefontein Offices, Koffiefontein: 26 September 2013 @ 11:00 11 September Letsemeng Municipal Letsemeng Municipal 2013 @ 14:00 Offices, Koffiefontein Offices, Koffiefontein: 26 September 2013 @ 11:00

Enquiries Mr M Lebitso tel. (053) 474-0103/ 0142 Mr M Lebitso tel. (053) 474-0103/ 0142 Mr M Lebitso tel. (053) 474-0103/ 0142

Tender documents will be available from the Letsemeng Municipal Offices in Koffiefontein on 11 September 2013 during office hours, upon payment of a non-refundable document fee of R250.00. Only cash or bank guaranteed cheques made payable to Sedibeng Water will be accepted. Completed tenders in black ink, in a sealed envelope and clearly marked with the tender number and description must be placed in the tender box situated in the foyer of the reception desk of the Main Building situated in Balkfontein, Bothaville 9660. All tenders will be opened in public on the above specified dates. Tenders will remain valid for a period of 90 days from the closing date and no late, faxed, e-mailed or other form of tender will be accepted. Tenders will be evaluated in terms of the PPPFA Act, 5 of 2000; Supply Chain Management Policy of Sedibeng Water where the combination of Functionality, Price and Preferential Point System will be applied as per the B-BBEE Act, 53 of 2003 - Status Level Contributor Verification Certificate (80 points for price and 20 points for B-BBEE status level of contributor). A valid original Tax Certificate (or in the case of a Joint Venture, all parties should submit their individual Tax Certificates together with their Joint Venture agreements). Sedibeng Water fully reserves the right not to accept the lowest tender or accept the whole or part of any tender or not to consider any tender submitted. Human Communications 102298


EXPRESS , WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2013

NEWS

Retshidisitwe does it } Tladi Moloi

THE Retshidisitswe Secondary soccer team from the Fezile Dabi District won the Free State u.14 McDonald’s Sasfa Schools Tournament. They were named the champions after defeating the defending champion, the HTS Louis Botha Secondary soccer team from the Motheo District, by 3-0 on penalties in the final of the tournament that took place at the Zuka Baloi Sta- dium in Welkom on Saturday. The game ended on penalties after the two teams had played to a one all draw. Mamello Mokoena, the Retshidisitswe short stopper, was the hero on the day, saving a penalty to hand his side a ticket to represent the Free State in the national finals, which will be held at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton on the weekend of 19 to 21 September. He was also named the goal keeper of the tournament. The two teams reached the final after finishing top on their respective streams. Both teams finished with six points after HTS Louis Botha beat Bodikela Junior Primary by 1-0 before hammering Samuel Johnson Secondary by 3-0, while Retshidisitswe won by 3-0 against Concordia Secondary before beating Ikgwantlelle Primary by 4-0. Tshokolo Makhubo, head coach of Retshidisitswe, said it was the first time that they represented the district in the Free State championships. He said he was over the moon because the players had played their heart out. “I am proud of my boys. They played according to my instructions and that paid off at the end of the day. They showed character fighting from one goal down to send the game to the penalties,” he said. Makhubo said he would like to thank the parents and the management of the school for their unwavering support. He said they would have not won the tournament if it were not for the parents who allowed their children to re- present the school. “We know that it is not yet over, because we have to go back and prepare for the national championships. We will fight back and hopefully our presence will be felt,” he concluded.

Mcedisi Ngomba, HTS Louis Botha’s mentor, said as a team they played well, but lost in the final due to mistakes. “We scores first and failed to secure that as we conceded a cheap goal in the last minutes. However, the best team won and we will go back to the drawing board and hopefully next season we will win it,” he said. Sentle Moloi, the Free State Sasfa u. 14 McDonald’s coordinator, said he was happy with the tournament and added that their aim was to develop the young stars. He said this year’s the competition was tough. “We we believe that Retshidisitswe will represent the province well in the national finals,” he said.

CHAMPIONS: The Retshidisitswe Secondary soccer team from the Fezile Dabi District celebrate after winning the Free State u.14 McDonald’s Sasfa Schools Tournament. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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DO OR DIE: Bafana Bafana go through their paces at a recent training session in Rustenburg. To have a chance to make it to the Fifa World Cup Tournament in Brazil next year, the team needs to beat Botswana on Saturday and hope the Central African Republic beats Ethiopia. Photo: Muzi Ntombela

Ultimate test awaits Bafana Bafana GORDON IGESUND says he will be “absolutely gutted” if Bafana Bafana do not make it to Brazil 2014. Bafana must beat Botswana in their final qualifier at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday, but their progress is not in their hands; they also need Ethiopia to lose to the Central African Republic at a neutral venue in Congo Brazzaville. The Zebras can also still make it to the third round CAF play-offs if they beat Bafana, and improve their goal-difference by three goals, and Ethiopia lose. “We have made progress over the last year. “Leading up to the game against

Botswana I will be absolutely gutted if we do not make it,” Igesund says. The national team coach says he is struggling to make his first XI selections, but adds it is a problem he is happy to have. “I am confident of a positive result. I have a strong team. I have a selection headache, which is good for me,” he says. “We will not underestimate Botswana. We need to apply ourselves. “We need to go out there and get the result. “We cannot control what happens in the other games so we cannot worry about it. We have to play our game. We know what we need

to do and that is to win.” Meanwhile, Itumeleng Khune, the team skipper, says they will be coming out to attack. “We are expecting a tough game from Botswana. “Most of their players play here in South Africa,” Khune says, referring to players such as Joel Mogorosi, Mogogi Gabonamong, Ofentse Nato and Mogakolodi Ngele. “We are more than ready for the challenge. We have great players with great potential. “We have to play attacking football. “We cannot just stay back and defend,” the Bafana skipper concludes.

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