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Protesters demand more visibility of police officers in areas

} Sidwell Guduka ABOUT 100 women in black clothing marched on Thursday to hand over their memorandum of grievances to the Mangaung police station in Bloemfontein. The women of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa Women’s Manyano wore black to symbolise what they termed a Black Thursday. They sang hymns as the peaceful march proceeded from the Methodist Church in Bochabela. “We are marching today because we are concerned about the rate at which crime is happening in this country, particularly in our town. “The crime rate is escalating, especially serious crimes such as rape, domestic violence, gender violence and child abuse,” Elizabeth Letlhoo, one of the organisers of the march, says. “We no longer feel safe as citizens. We as women feel that the police are not doing enough to deal with crimes against women and children. “We demand more commitment from them when it comes to dealing with crimes against women and children,” she adds. In their memorandum, the women’s demands include the following: A special police unit should be established to deal with all cases of rape and that it must be fully resourced and an in-depth training session for officials dealing with cases against women and children. They also demand more police visibi-lity in all areas, an increase in the police force and quick response to the call for service. The memorandum was received and signed by Lt Motsamai Lefefa, the station commander at the Mangaung police station. Meanwhile, Const. Joy Xaba, spokeswoman for the Mangaung police station, says the memorandum will be forwarded to the management of the SAPS in the province. “Their demands are genuine. The SAPS provincial office will respond to the memorandum as soon as possible.”

MARCHING: The Methodist Church of Southern Africa Women’s Manyano members from Bloemfontein took to the streets on Thursday to hand over their memorandum of grievances to the Mangaung Police Station in Bloemfontein. Photo: Sidwell Guduka




Why compete with men? ON a day like International Women’s Day, women are afforded the chance to take a step back from bickering in a boardroom, sipping on bitter alcohol and slipping into ill-fitting pant suits and really take stock of the achievements of the modern women. We hear that in the old days, a woman was thought to be over-stepping her bounds if she acknowledged the great things she did because she was but an object. I am immediately grateful that those days are over, because I am a number of words short of being diagnosed with verbal diarrhoea. Sure enough, there are millions of women in the world who know little of the freedom which I can attest to. But then there are those like myself and my friends who are born into a time where we can have our say. There is much to be said for this modern woman who roams the earth freely, driving her own car, owning property and climbing the corporate ladder. She is smart, she is fit and she is in charge. She also, however, is responsible for a great injustice to those less fortunate than she and those that will come after her time. Equality is great, but the time has come to vacation from it, long enough to have the chance to think with a clear head. I am thinking that somewhere along the line we are losing something great and we don’t even realise it. Does equality really mean proving that I too can have a boy toy, throw back a whiskey and make the dirtiest joke? If being a man was what the good fight was about, then I am disheartened. Surely there is more to this experience. It is kind of like hitting the high score of one of these modern mobile games – which doesn’t compare to the old school stuff – and being utterly disappointed. This is the point where one can’t help but wonder what it is to be a free woman and being elated with being just that. Don’t be mistaken: Being in charge is fun, but finding and establishing an identity that I can claim for my own might just be even better. I am thinking it would

My view S’thembile Cele Journalism student be just grand to capture the world’s attention without taking my clothes off. This is not too say that there is a one size fits all mould – because those are the outfits you stay away from no matter how cheap they are – but surely there is something about being a woman that is worth celebrating. There is something almost magical about being able to give life – should you choose to do so – providing a quiet strength in the midst of a fierce storm, doing jumping jacks with a heavy chest. Why compete with men when there actually is no competition? We are already turning the world on its head by evolving and being so flexible, dynamic and generally awesome. And so, on this day I plan to take a break from the rat race that is my life and indulge in a disgustingly sweet cocktail – or beer, I don’t know – while I read a good book. I’ll reward myself, because I’ve done well in my 22 years – and so have you. Finally, this would not be a real Women’s Day write-up if I did not include a quote by one of the greats. “Luckily this one is a “goodie”. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou ) S’thembile Cele is a BPhil student at the Journalism Department at the University of Stellenbosch and the first holder of the Mandy Rossouw Scholarship. ) International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March while in South Africa it is celebrated on 9 August.

Interest hike not necessarily bad IN January South Africa experienced its first interest rate increase since 2008 on the back of a weaker rand against the US dollar and other major currencies. The 50 basis-points rate hike resulted in the prime lending rate increasing from 8,5% to 9%, putting financial strain on those who are servicing debt, such as commercial property repayments or revolving business credit. Elize Giese, head of FNB Commercial Investments, believes this presents an opportunity for those who have savings or investments. Giese says: “Investors are likely to benefit from a rate hike as it influences the interest they could earn on their savings. This is the perfect time to revisit one’s investment

strategy with a view of unlocking potentially far better returns. “Even though the chances of earning higher interest are vastly possible during this cycle, investors should take note of the investment periods they commit to. Giese adds that investors should take comfort from current consensus among economists, which suggests that the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is likely to increase rates by 1% during the course of this year. “The potential increase is largely due to ensuring manageable levels of inflation and to shield the economy from the impact of a weaker Rand.” Giese says investors should use this period to carefully plan their investment strategy.




Star players coach youngsters } Sidwell Guduka THE Absa Premiership Club Supersport United, in partnership with its sponsor, Engen Petroleum, will be at Grey College in Bloemfontein on Saturday. They will host a one-day youth coaching clinic from 10:30 until 13:30 before their open training session at 15:30 at the same venue. “We are proud to have such a strong association with Supersport United and thank them for hosting this coaching clinic and engaging with local supporters at Grey College Secondary. It is important for Engen to share this special occasion with the

RESTORED DIGNITY: Kids from the Bainsvlei Combined School just outside Bloemfontein with their new school shoes and bags. A total of 200 learners from the school received shoes and bags. With the learners are RAF officials, educators at the school and Education Department officials. Photo: Palesa Motshabi

RAF, Education donate shoes } Palesa Motshabi A TOTAL of 200 pairs of school shoes and school bags were donated to school kids at the Bainsvlei Combined School in Bloemfontein last week. The event, part of the back-to-school campaign, was a collaboration of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and the Free State Education Department. The campaign was launched in January last year with 2 000 shoes being donated to various schools across the country. This year, the RAF will donate 1 000 school shoes and 1 000 school bags to children in five provinces including North-West, Gauteng, Limpopo and the Western Cape. Gugu Mosalanyane, manager of the RAF’s special campaigns, says they joined hands with the Education Department to help them identify disadvantaged schools where they can assist through their campaign. “We acknowledge that there are some parents who cannot afford to buy a pair of shoes for their children, and that is where we come in as a department to assist with such issues in our society,” says Mosalanyane. “The RAF has five campaigns they are

focusing on and these are education, health, poverty alleviation, road safety and environmental issues”. The Free State Education deputy director-general, Motseki Monnane, thanked the RAF for extending their hand and working together with them to restore the pupil’s dignity by giving them school shoes and school bags. “This will help these learners keep their heads up with a smile as they walk to school,” he says. Monnane mentioned some of the challenges faced by learners from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially those attending farm schools, often lead to the children dropping out of school. “Some of these learners walk long distances to school and some don’t have shoes or they come to school with an empty stomach, and they end up dropping out of school,” he said. Monnane said the Department of Education in the province is working on building few hostels for schools on the farms for pupils who walk long distances to schools. The Bainsvlei Combined School is one of the schools that got a 100% matric pass rate for the class of 2013. The school has 769 pupils from gr. 1 to matric.

“We acknowledge that there are some parents who cannot afford to buy a pair of shoes for their ch i l d r e n”. – G u g u Mosalanyane

Bloemfontein community,” Brad Bergh, the group sponsorship manager of Engen Petroleum Limited, says. Players such as Bevan Fransman, Ronwen Williams, Mame Niang and others will interact with young aspiring soccer stars. There will also be an autograph and photo session between 14:00 and 15:00. On Sunday Matsatsantsa will take a short trip to the Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium in Botshabelo for a date with Bloemfontein Celtic at 15:30. ) Bloemfontein Celtic will entertain Polokwane City at the Kazer Sebothelo Stadium today at 18:00.




A re tshegetsaneng ka di nako tsohlê EMISA ba ba weleng, fodisa ba ba utlwileng botlhoko, baakanya mo go robegileng, mme phumula dikeledi tsa o mongwe. Tiro ya gago ga se go atlhola, go bona gore ke mang yo siameng le yo o sa siamang. A tumelo ya gago e nne le ditiro. Nagana gore o ka dira eng go tokafatsa botshelo jwa yo mongwe. Reetsa ditoro tsa gagwe. Mo bolelele gore o a tlhaloganya, e bile o a mo tshegetsa. Mongwe le mongwe yo otsweletseng pele o tla go bolelela fa gone go le mongwe yo a neng a mo kgothatsa fa a ne a wele kgotsa mongwe o ile a mo thusa. Fa o bua le batho, le ka go ba rotloetsa, o ba kgothatse. Bua tse dintle tse di agang,

A re bueng Advocate Kuni Ditira Author sekai, ke motlotlo ka wena, ke a go rata, o na le bokgoni, o montle, o na le talente, o tla fitlhelela tse dikgolo mo botshelong jwa gago. Gantsi batho ba bua tse di go robang, di go shulafaletsa letsatsi. O seke wa letlelela batho go go utlwisa botlhoko ka dipuo tsa bone. Batho ba ka bua dipuo fela se ga se fetole boleng jwa gago. Ba itlhokomolole.

Ikgotshaletse go nna botoka. Go gontsi go o ka go fitlhelelang. Se amogele gore go feletse fa. Nako e nngwe morago ga dikgwetlho le go sa atlege, le go swaba, re felelwa ke tshepo. O ka ipotsa gore gore eng nna? Se lebelele fela tse di sa tsamayeng sentle. Lebelela botshelo jwa gago ka kakaretso. Mathata a tshwana le setlha sa ngwaga a tla

“Mongwe le mongwe yo otsweletseng pele o tla go bolelela fa gone go le mongwe yo a neng a mo kgothatsa fa a ne a wele kgotsa mongwe o ile a mo thusa. Fa o bua le batho, le ka go ba rotloetsa, o ba kgothatse.” - Adv. Ditira feta. Se fele pelo, go tla siama. Ga go ise go fele go fitlhela Ramasedi a re go fedile. Tshotlhe di tla feta. Re le batho re ngongoregetse ruri. O ka ne o fetile mo mathateng, dilo di sa tsamaye sentle fela di dintsi tse o ka di lebogelang. Gongwe ga o tlhaloganye gore gore eng dilo di sa tsamaye sentle

kgotsa di le ka mokgwa o. Se itapise ka seo. Ditshono le dikamano tse dintshwa di a tla. Go tla siama. ) Mang kapa mang ea a batlang ho ngola kholomong ena, a ka ikopanya le Jabulani Dlamini ho 051-404-7910 kapa ho ) Mongodi ha ana ho lefiwa.

Upcoming events ) THE Botshabelo Christian Church Leaders Forum will hold a prayer service at the United Reformed Church next Friday at 09:00 where they will be praying for fair elections and an end to domestic violence, unemployment and gangsterism. Enquiries: Rev. Bosman on 076-115-4760 or Lephatsoe on 083-546-7746. ) Mokwena Primary School in

Thaba Nchu will host a fundraising gala dinner at the school premises on 11 April at 18:00 Enquiries: Keitumetse Nche on 083-865-2255 or Kegakiiwe Gapilwe on 082-319-3352. ) Bomme Ba Masele’s general meeting at Bloemfontein Celtic’s Phunya Branch in Botshabelo on 30 March at 09:00. Call Wandisi on 072-112-9593.




Petrol hikes increase fears } Palesa Motshabi FOLLOWING this month’s hefty petrol increase, South Africans have been told to brace themselves for several other increases as the petrol price is expected to reach the R16/litre mark by the end of the year. Petrol attendants on the other hand feel these increases are affecting them negatively. “It is sad that the fuel price keeps increasing every month but petrol attendants only receive a salary increase once a year in September,” one petrol attendant said. On 4 March the petrol price rose by 36 cents/litre, taking the price to R14,32 per litre, while diesel rose by 28c to R13,39 per litre. Express spoke to petrol attendants who shared their view on how the petrol increase is affecting them personally. “When the fuel price increases, people think it only affects motorist but the reality is we (petrol attendants) are affected too. Businesses will stop using their cars and rather rely on one or two cars,” says Themba Mokoena*. “Because business people will not be filling their cars, the petrol station starts to make small profits and it forces the garage owner to cut our working hours or even retrench some of the staff members,” continues Mokoena. Another worker raises concerns that the government should start looking at the filling station owners because, according to him, most filling stations are making money but they are paying the petrol attendants peanuts. In a telephonic interview with Express, Deon Carolus from National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in the Bloemfontein district, says when fuel

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PETROL prices are expected to rise again. prices increase, it does not affect the petrol attendant because of the three years’ agreement the Numsa has signed on their behalf as a union. “Should there be any irregularities with the workers’ hours or them being retrenched without our knowledge, petrol attendants should let the union know about it,” says Carolus. * Real names not used for fear of victimisation. ) How has the petrol price increase affected you or your business? Let Express know on

AT the Congress of the People’s (Cope) manifesto launch over the weekend at Bloemfontein’s showgrounds, party leader, Mosiuoa “Terror” Lekota, said a smaller, more efficient public service was needed. He said one of their key plans, should they win the elections, was to tackle the country’s debt. Researchers predict the party will not garner more than 2% of the votes in the 7 May national elections. Cope received 7,4% of the votes in the 2009 national elections. Photo: Stef Kruger

God’s mercy delivers and heals } Pastor Moise Mutombo Kumwimba WHEN we speak of mercy, we look at God’s character in terms of showing His kindness more than justice requires. For example, when a donkey is tied up and in need of water, God’s mercy will not only bring water but also to untie the donkey for freedom to go drink water as it wishes. When a man is unemployed as a result of the spirit of poverty and limitation in life,

God’s mercy will not only give him a job, but deliver him first and then give him the desire of his heart which is a job. If he gets a job and is not yet delivered, that spirit in him will push him to lose that job and find himself back to his position of unemployment. Matthew 9:2-5 These men brought a paralyzed man to Jesus. They expected Jesus to heal him and not forgive his sins. They did not even think

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of it. In their minds all they needed, was the healing of their brother and not forgiveness of sins. Little did they know that what their brother really needed, was forgiveness of sins not healing. Jesus knew that his sins were the cause of his sickness. If he therefore healed him without forgiveness, the illness would return. Jesus dealt with the root cause of his problem rather than the problem; in other words, Jesus treated the sick person with mercy. If a man suffers from cancer as a result of smoking, such a person can get the best treatment in the world but if he does not

receive deliverance the treatment will never help him. But God’s mercy will not only heal him, but deliver him first from smoking and heal him thereafter. Right now I speak to you readers to receive the God’s mercy from spirit of sicknesses, rising and falling, unemployment and rejections, nightmares, stagnation in life, in the Name of Jesus Christ. ) To hear and learn more please visit us at the Joe Solomon Primary School in Heidedal every Sunday from 09:00. SMS your prayer requests to 071-214-9404. Remember to come in faith so you can be connected to God.




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CUT, Merseta take hands PROF. THANDWA MTHEMBU, the vice-chancellor and principal of the Central University of Technology (CUT), and Wayne Adams, COO of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the CUT recently. “The Merseta is comfortable that the CUT has the capacity, the capital and human resources as well as skills to ensure that this investment yields sterling results for both parties. It should, therefore, be clear to all here that the investment of R6 million in the next three years is well invested in this partnership,” says Adams. The historic occasion is seen as an important course of action for developing a strategic partnership between the two parties as well as an alignment to the national strategy of government and the Department of Higher Education and

Training’s (DHET) commitment to bridge the current skills gap in engineering fields. This is an outcome of talks that were held at the CUT to discuss the important role that the university could play within the Further Education Training College (FETC) sector and Technology Education Colleges in the central region (Free State and Northern Cape). In his statement of the agreement, Mthembu says: “I have three stories to tell, the good, the bad and the best story. The bad story is that over 3,4 million youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are unemployed or out of school. The good story is, in 2009 the DHET brought the Setas, universities and FET colleges together so that they could collaborate more and more. The best story is that the minister of the Department of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, launched the white paper (Post-School Education and Training Policy) recently to address the bad story and six weeks later the CUT and merseta are implementing the programme.” The parties are to work in consultation with one another on conceptualisation, development and support for the DHET Post-School Education and Training Policy, including: ) Providing and advancing access of youth to further training and higher education institutions in the central region through articulation of offerings and programmes of FET colleges into the CUT. ) Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in FET colleges in the two provinces. ) Continuous professional development of FET lecturers and technical school teachers in STEM. ) Advancing STEM among female students in FET colleges in the two provinces. ) Supporting the national agenda of increasing the pool of graduates in scarce STEM subjects and broadening access of female students in STEM fields.

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KEEYAN EYBERS (9) has been chosen as February’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month for Express. The Brandwag Primary pupil is a talented soccer and rugby player, road running athlete and swimner. Keeyan started playing soccer at the age of seven and rugby at the age of eight. He additionally takes part in long-distance running to keep fit and has been swimming since the age of five. Keeyan has been selected for both the soccer and rugby A teams in his age group and has received two certificates for best player of the match in soccer. His motto is Don’t practise until you get it right, practise until you can’t get it wrong. Send your nomination for SuperSport’s Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month. Nominations received after the 20th of every month will be carried over to the next month’s selection. The SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month competition runs from February to November. You can email your nomination to or fax it to 086-552-4922. For more information contact Lynne or Juanré at Z PR on 051522 9574.


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BURSARY OPPORTUNITY Electrical N1-N3 Affimative Action, RSA, Free State citizens only. Full bursary for good student interested in a career as an electrician. Please collect application at: Qualitas Career Academy, 74 West Burger Street, BFN. Forms available Wednesday, 12 March Monday, 17 March. LEGAL & TENDERS


NB: • You only need to send your application, then we will SMS you once you have been selected. • Only one application must be sent to us.



6 junior sales positions available. R9 587 package. Fuel allowance. Sales experience required. For interview call 051 522 2237.

122 SIMON MOKOKOLO NR 6588/2013 LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNTS LYING FOR INSPECTION IN DECEASED ESTATES In the estate of the late Simon Mokokolo, nr. 6588/2013, identity number: 450212 5407 081, divorced pensioner of 2582 Melk Street, Bochabela, Bloemfontein who died on 20 June 2013. The first and final liquidation and distribution account in the above estate will lie for inspection for all interested parties at the office of the Master in Bloemfontein for a period of 21 (twenty one) days as from Friday, 14 March 2014. ASC DU PREEZ C/o McIntyre & Van der Post 12 Barnes Street Westdene PO Box 540 Bloemfontein 9300 Tel. 051 505 0200





Asset-based Financing Sales Consultant - Bloemfontein Candidates must have matric with Mathematics and/or Accounting with at least 2 years’ experience in the financial industry. Multilingual including English, possession of a Code 08 driver’s licence, computer literacy (MS Office), compliance with FSB requirements and a working knowledge of financing products are essential. Responsibilities will include sales of financing products, liaising with customers, credit applications and credit agreements. To apply please go to Keep Ref. No. Iemas2361 handy. Queries may be directed to or call our helpline on 0861 113 460. Closing date: 26 March 2014.

INVITATION OF BIDDERS TO TENDER Closing Venue Enquiries and date Sedibeng Water, Mr. D. Traut 053 562 0200 Bothaville Supply and Delivery 12 March 2014 Scientific Services Technical SSL (FS) Of Boardroom, Balkfontein Epi – Fluorescence at 10h 00 25 March 2014 Mrs. P. Nkwale 13/2014 Bothaville Microscope 056 515 0200 at 11h00 Supply Chain Bidders are hereby invited for the above mentioned tenders: Tender documents shall be available on the 12th of March 2014 upon the payment of a non-refundable document fee of R300.00 during office hours from 07h30 - 16h00 weekdays from the Stores section, Balkfontein Bothaville, Contact person Ms. N. Fulatela at 056 515 0282. Only cash or bank guaranteed cheques made payable to the Sedibeng Water will be accepted Completed tenders in Black ink, in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “Tender No …must be placed in the Tender Box, situated at the foyer of the reception desk of the Main Building situated in Balkfontein, Bothaville. All tenders will be opened in public on the above specified dates. Tenders shall remain valid for a period of 90 days from closing date and No late, faxed, e-mailed or other form of tender will be accepted. Tenders will be evaluated using the 80/20 preference points of the basis of the bidders B-BBEE status level of contributor in terms of the PPPFA Act 5, of 2000; and the Supply Chain Management Policy of Sedibeng Water A valid original Tax Certificate (or in case of joint Venture, of 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 tender as a whole or part of Bid No


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Transnet School of Security, an operating division of Transnet SOC Limited, offers an 11 week Learnership in SASSETA Skills Programme 1 & 2.


Applicants should be residing in the area they are applying for; proof of residency MUST accompany the application. Positions advertised per area:

JOB PURPOSE: To undergo a Security Training Programme and be confirmed as a competent Protection Officer after 11 weeks of training, including the demonstrated knowledge of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000), ability to handle and use a handgun for business purposes and Peace Officer’s training.

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QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: • Unless the applicant can demonstrate that he/she has gained the necessary competencies through extensive experience, a Grade 12 certificate is required • Must pass the Fitness Evaluation • Must be medically fit and pass the medical examination and psychometric test • No criminal record • Must be a South African Citizen • Experience in the SANDF, the SAPS, Correctional Services, other Police Services and the Private Security Industry environment will be an added advantage. FITNESS SELECTION CRITERIA Fitness evaluation: Male: • 2.4km run in under 12 minutes • 2 minutes to complete as many pushups as possible (minimum 40) • 2 minutes to complete as many sit-ups as possible (minimum 55) • 10 shuttle runs in less than 60 seconds (lines are 22 metres apart) • 4km walk in less than 30 minutes Fitness evaluation: Female: • 2.4km run in under 14:30 minutes • 2 minutes to complete as many pushups as possible (minimum 34) • 2 minutes to complete as many sit-ups as possible (minimum 31) • 10 shuttle runs in less than 70 seconds (lines are 22 metres apart) • 4km walk in less than 35 minutes Knowledge & Skills: • Analytical thinking • Problem-solving • Interpersonal skills • Communication (written and verbal) • Good listener • Trustworthy/reliable • Must be able to work with other people and as a team • Open-minded and always proactive in actions • Sense of professionalism • Good frame of mind to be able to retain information • Self-confidence • Flexibility • Endurance/perseverance • Assertive • Computer literacy is an added advantage. Medical assessment will be an inherent requirement of the job. If you have done a medical assessment in the last 6 months, please attach the results. freight rail


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Human Communications has been retained to handle all responses. Please forward your application to e-mail: or fax: 086 660 0069 by no later than 2 April 2014, quoting the relevant reference number in your application. Late applications will not be considered. Should more applicants than needed per area meet the minimum requirements, the fitness result will be considered to determine the successful applicants. Please note that due to the vast amount of applications we envisage receiving, Transnet will not be in a position to respond to telephonic enquiries regarding applications. Applicants may not apply for Learnerships in more than one area; you may only apply in the area in which you are residing. Applications received for multiple areas will be disqualified. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received his/her application. Please take care to complete all the details of the application form and send a copy in electronic format. In the interest of an efficient, fair and objective process, applications that are not in the required format, incomplete applications and/or late applications will not be considered. Consider your application unsuccessful should you not hear from us within 06 months. After successful completion of the 11-week Learnership, Transnet, at its own discretion, may offer permanent employment to some of the successful Trainee Protection Officers based on Transnet’s own operational requirements.

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St Bernard no match for SABC } Sidwell Guduka

KHUMBULANI KONCO, CEO of Bloemfontein Celtic.

Photo: Sidwell Guduka

Konco: Get an education first } Sidwell Guduka PRIORITISE education over sports, says Khumbulani Konco, the CEO of Bloemfontein Celtic. The former Orlando Pirates and Celtic player was studying while playing football professionally, and he obtained a BSc Honours. In an exclusive interview with Express, Konco says footballers should go to school to receive an education and to further their careers outside of soccer. “At Celtic we wish that all our players with matric can register with different institutions to further their studies. We always encourage them to go to school so that they can have something to fall back on when their playing days are over. “Even those who did not finish matric must go back to school and make sure that they matriculate. “A matric certificate is a minimum requirement that many companies look for when they need to recruit new employees. We want our players to become responsible citizens once their playing days are over, starting with a solid educational foundation,” says Konco. “Players are role models in the society and a lot of youngsters look up to them. We believe this will encourage even the community members to see the importance of education through players,” he adds. It is no secret that footballers earn

‘A matric certificate is a minimum requirement that many companies look for when they need to recruit new employees. We want our players to become responsible citizens once their playing days are over, starting with a solid educational foundation.’ – Khumbulani Konco decent salaries, but they become destitute once they hang up their soccer boots. “This is caused by the fact that most of the professional soccer players do not have tertiary education or any other skill or plan to fall back on. The majority of them become jobless and struggle to make ends meet once they retire,” the CEO explains. He says his club is currently embarking on a programme where they visit schools to encourage pupils to prioritise education over sports. “We believe that it is important for learners to put education ahead of sports. We always try to encourage them to finish their matric first

before considering taking sport as their career, even if they are good at any sports they are involved in. “We don’t want the youngsters to make the same mistakes we made in the past. It was believed that if you are not good academically then you should pursue a career in sport. That was a wrong concept. We need to correct that.” Amongst Celtic’s current crop of players only two are currently busy with studies. They are Blessing Mngomezulu and Thapelo Morena. Mngomezulu is enrolled at the Central University of Technology (CUT). He is studying part-time towards a national diploma in Environmental Health. He is in his third year. As for Morena, who made his professional debut against Maritzburg United last year, he is doing his matric at the Petunia High School in Heidedal. Meanwhile, Lerato Lamola is one of very few local footballers armed with a formal education that could sustain him beyond the field. The fearsome striker has completed courses in both Law and Logistics at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) a few years ago. Today, football comes first for Lamola – and he is excelling for Celtic. He has been in a great form, creating and scoring important goals for the club.

IN a one-sided match at the Batho netball courts in Bloemfontein on Saturday, the St Bernard High School faced the realisation that, inevitably, the team of the SABC was the better netball team. The sides met in the St Bernard Netball Tournament final which was organised by the school to raise funds for the event that they would be hosting in September later this year. The SABC won by 32-12. Showing more maturity, stamina and strength in play, the SABC gained as St Bernard waned as the game progressed. The SABC were off to a strong start. The attacking players played a patient and controlled game despite the high intensity of the match. The attack combination of Constance Potsane, Veronica Kathaza, Mbali Mokoena and Monica Potsane was solid, and a number of goals were scored in the beginning of the first quarter. Despite a few good minutes of play by St Bernard, they were hampered by a lack of confidence in the goal circle. It was in moments like these that the maturity of the SABC side showed. Constance Potsane, the SABC goal shooter, had a brilliant game. “It was an interesting game. St

CONSTANCE POTSANE of the SABC netball team in action against the St Bernard High School on Saturday. Photo: Khothatso Mokone

Bernard made us sweat for the win. But we used our experience to beat them,” she said after the match. The winners walked away with a trophy and gold medals.

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