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Employers to face court They allegedly contravene domestic worker legislation

A WARRANT of arrest has been issued to Marais le Roux, a domestic worker’s employer in Bethlehem. Le Roux failed to appear before the Bethlehem’s Magistrate’s Court last week. He faces charges of contravening the Domestic Sectoral Determination, a legislation protecting workers in this industry. Le Roux faces three charges, including paying his domestic worker wages less than stipulated on the domestic worker’s legislation. He is also accused of not registering the employee with Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), as well as failing to appear before a labour inspector when subpoenaed in terms of section 66 of the Basic Conditions Of Employment Act (BCEA). It is alleged the employer has been paying Mmadingaka Maria Maseko a minimum wage of R700 a month instead of a prescribed wage of R1 491,86 in Area B for revised wages of 2013 and 2014 of the legislation. Meanwhile, the owners of the Wulf Alarm security company, Anel Exley and Diedricks Jurgens Exley, from Bethlehem appeared before the court yesterday. They first appeared before the same court last week. They are being accused of undermining a labour inspector’s instructions. At the time of print the outcomes of the court sessions were not known. The court also issued an order for the employer to allow inspectors to conduct inspections in the workplace. The security employer is accused of not complying with the Sectoral Determination for Private Security by failing to pay workers’ wages prescribed on the legislation, declaring of workers for UIF and paying contributions, failing to pay Compensation for Occupational Injures and Diseases Act (COIDA) assessments as well as Occupational Health and Safety Act. If found guilty, each employer may face a jail term of up to 12 months or be issued a fine.

A monumental occasion TJHETANE MOFOKENG (right), the executive mayor of the Dihlabeng Municipality, cuts the ribbon during the unveiling of the monument that marks the 150­year anniversary of Bethlehem. With Mofokeng are David Lengoabala (left), the speaker of the Dihlabeng Municipality, and Thabiso Tsoaeli (middle), the municipal manager of the Dihlabeng Municipality. Read the report on p 3. Photo: Tladi Moloi.



All users must pay for electricity THE country, as far as electricity is concerned, is on its knees. All citizens need to help Eskom. According to a spokesperson of Rural Free State, illegal connections and bypassed customers – whether residential, commercial or industrial – lead to an immense pressure on the availability of electricity in the country. Currently in Maluti-a-Phofung 40% of electricity users are still using electricity without paying and are therefore directly responsible, with all the other such users, of Eskom having to load-shed paying citizens. Rural Free State strongly believes if you use electricity, you have to pay for it and they are going to assist Eskom in decreasing the load by disconnecting non-paying users of electricity. The country’s future depends on all of its users cooperating. The spokesperson says they simply do not have a choice and requests the community of Maluti-a-Phofung to assist them. The community can consult the Eskom website for load shedding schedules and more information on the following address:

RURAL MAINTENANCE makes a difference at Hope House in Harrismith. From the left are Kristo Tsotetsi (manager of Hope House), Joe Vogel (chairperson of the Tshwaranang Board of which Hope House is a project) and William Mahlangu (marketing and relations manager of Rural Maintenance).

Maintenance lends helping hand

A SMALL change can indeed make a big difference. Rural Maintenance believes that businesses, municipalities and consumers need to work together to ensure a better future for rural communities where social and economical change is possible. Every journey starts with a single step and Rural is taking those steps to ensure a better life for rural communities, businesses and employees in order to re-energise the Free

State, one town at a time, through their “300k Campaign”. Rural understands the importance of caring for the youth on a basic level in order to unlock their potential to realise their dreams. Rural decided to lend a helping hand to the Hope House Children’s Home by donating R60 000 over the next 12 months to this worthy cause. At present Hope House has 26 children, but

the numbers vary around 30 children. They range in age from under a year to 14 years of age. The dedicated staff, consisting of a house manager, supervisor, six care-givers and cooking, cleaning and laundry staff, runs the facility and sees to every need of the children. School-going children are transported to their different schools and toddlers attend nursery school.



Three rapists get heavy sentences THREE men are carrying heavy life sentences on their shoulders after two of them were found guilty of raping two elderly victims in Kestell and another for raping a victim at Tseki Village in Qwaqwa. The Bethlehem High Court and the Phuthaditjhaba Regional Court sent a crystal-clear message to would-be rapists that crime does not pay. The court put heavy sentences on the shoulders of the accused, Joshua Nhlapo (23) and Kahlolo Mokoena (26), on the charges of rape, housebreaking and theft, the victims being two elderly sisters, aged 68 and 75, residing at Kestell. They were found guilty on all charges on 28 February. For rape they each got four life sentences and for housebreaking and theft they each were sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. In April 2013 two young men found the two sisters in their home by gaining entry through a window, raped both the elderly women and stole their jewelry and their car. The car was circulated and later recovered in Ladysmith with one suspect, Nhlapo, and two other occupants. The three were arrested for interrogation by the Ladysmith Police who handed them over to the Phuthaditjhaba police. The two other occupants were released after their fourth court appearance because they were learners and in their parents’ custody. They were not linked to the case. On 24 July 2013 the second suspect positively linked to the case was arrested. Both suspects went on trial for a week at the Bethlehem High Court, which saw them receiving a heavy sentence. The Phuthaditjhaba Regional Court also passed a heavy sentence on Zulu Amos Khumalo (33) of Tseki Village in

Qwaqwa after finding him guilty on three charges of rape, attempted murder and two counts of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Both cases were investigated separately by the Phuthaditjhaba FCS and the Tseki Detective Service, but brought together for finalisation in court. Therefore the accused was sentenced to three life sentences for rape and another life sentence for attempted murder, two housebreakings and theft. In July 2009 an 18-year-old victim was humiliated by the accused, who raped her in the street and inside the house where he kept her. He wanted to rape another girl, but was confronted by a 60-year-old man, who tried to stop him. He became angry and stabbed the pensioner several times with a knife. During a housebreaking the accused found a mother and her daughter inside the house. He attacked them and the daughter (15) fled. He then followed her and raped her. The same suspect was arrested by police at the Bolata Shopping Centre. A victim recognised the accused at the centre and immediately phoned the police. His arrest was a great success, because it stopped him in his tracks and prevented him from continuing with his vicious acts within the community. “It is great and wonderful work by all the investigators from the police and Tseki who were involved in the investigations, ensuring the security of denying the suspects bail. “The contribution of the complainants by reporting the cases and attending court hearings was vital,” says Maj. Gen. Baile Motswenyane, the Free State provincial commissioner.

Monument unveiled } Tladi Moloi TJHETANE MOFOKENG, the executive mayor of the Dihlabeng Local Municipality, has unveiled a monument that marks the 150-year anniversary of Bethlehem. The unveiling took place on Thursday at the Bethlehem Town Hall. It started with a church service which saw the hall packed to capacity with members of the different churches in their colours. Mofokeng said the Bethlehem community should be proud to celebrate that milestone. “God has guided us thus far and we should be proud of that. We went through struggles, hurts and pains to be here. But God knew what was ahead of us,” said Mofokeng. He said South Africa had changed and added that everyone was aware of that. “Our country and Bethlehem have walked a long and hard way to freedom.” The mayor mentioned that

the community would love to be remembered for some good things during the next celebration. He said there were many challenges in the municipality, such as alcohol abuse. “It is very disappointing that Bethlehem is known for alcohol abuse and we should ensure that we end that bad spell. Alcohol has destroyed many families and some of our children have died because of that.” Mofokeng said they wanted peace and harmony in Bethlehem and that could only be achieved by working together with the community. He urged the community to pay the municipality for services, because that was the only way the municipality would be able to render these services. ) Give us your view on the 150-year celebration of Bethlehem by sending an SMS to 45533. Start your SMS with EXP.

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Qwauta declares taxi fare increase } Nkareng Moloi

FROM 1 April commuters are expected to add R2 onto what they have been paying for taxi fares. “Yes, it is true that there will be a price increase of R2. It is not an April Fools Day joke,” says Thabiso Mokhasi, chairman of the Qwaqwa United Taxi Association (Qwauta). Mokhasi says they would have loved to keep the price where it was, but could not, since the price of petrol and diesel increases now and then. He adds that they have never increased the price by R2 in the history of

ONE of the taxis was captured with a note on the back window at the taxi rand in Phuthaditjhaba Qwaqwa. Photo: Tladi Moloi







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Qwauta. “Previously the highest was R1. The last time we increased the taxi fare was six years ago. “The changes are not only motivated by the petrol and diesel prices. They are also motivated by the price of the maintenance of vehicles and paying the drivers a living wage,” he says. More passengers will have to pay R10, but it will only be R9 for those living near the Setsing Shopping Complex. Commuters from Reitpan’s pockets will be hit hard as they will be paying R28 to and from town. Mokhasi appeals to passengers to co-oporate with the drivers. He also emphasises that these price changes will benefit passengers as they want to be transported with roadworthy vehicles.

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African Warriors score a goal } Tladi Moloi AFRICAN WARRIORS have signed an 18-month contract with the former Platinum Stars and Bloemfontein Young Tigers head coach, David Vilakazi. Vilakazi, who has been forgotten in football, joined the National First Division (NFD) side on Wednesday. He came to fill the position left by Thami Ngubane who had jumped ship earlier this year for Thanda Zulu Royal. Balekile Mzangwa, the team’s managing director, confirmed the agreement with Vilakazi and added he would start with his duties a day after the deal had been sealed. “Abraham ‘Waya’ Nteo will remain our assistant coach. He has been doing a good job for the team since Ngubane has left and we salute him,” he said. Mzangwa said many had applied for the coaching position, but they had chosen Vilakazi because of his experience as a coach. “We know him very well and we believe that he can drive the team to the play-offs. With his experience in coaching some of the Absa Premier League teams anything is possible,” he said. “I am happy to have been entrusted with the position of guiding a big team of Warriors’ calibre,” said the former Free State Stars player. “I am excited to be back after spending some time without a team. “The management of the team

FROM the left are Tsholedi Moloi, African Warriors team manager, with David Vilakazi, the new Warriors coach, as he is welcomed by the team’s managing director, Balekile Mzangwa. Photo: Tladi Moloi has welcomed me with open arms, but as much as I am happy, I have to admit that I’ll be under tremendous pressure,” he added. He said the team had been working hard and added that he

would be expecting a lot them. “I am hoping to not to point, but be up to what expecting of me.” Vilakazi admitted that

from disapthey are it was

possible to guide the team to the play-offs judging by their position on the league table. “I had a chance of watching the team before I took over. “We need to correct some of the

defensive errors for us to achieve our goal. “The players are very good but going forward I just need to help them to be more aggressive in front of the goal posts,” he said.



Big opportunity for songwriters THE Holiday Inn Express has launched its 2014 songwriting competition in four countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Amateur and professional musicians, and bands and solo acts in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, India and Indonesia, have the chance to show off their savvy musical skills and win great prizes. The competition comes off the back of the successful 2012 Holiday Inn Express Songwriting Competition held in South Africa. The winner of the 2012 competition, Tresor Riziki, is now an accomplished multiplatinum selling singer-songwriter who has signed a worldwide agreement with the Universal Music Publishing Group and has been featured on the South African airwaves and international music channels such as MTV ZA, MTV Base and Trace TV. Tresor, who is also one of the 2014 competition judges, says: “Winning the competition was incredible and has given my career a huge boost. “I would encourage all aspiring artists to get involved in this amazing songwriting competition, especially as this year’s contestants will have the chance to have their music heard across the world.” To be in with a chance of winning and echoing Tresor’s success, participants have to compose an original song which includes a mention of Holiday Inn Express in the lyrics. Entry is via the Holiday Inn Express Songwriting Facebook App. Even the less musically talented can get involved by picking their favourite tunes and voting for them in the Facebook App’s Listen & Vote section. The top ten songs with the highest number of votes in each country will then be rated by a panel of judges to choose the

ultimate winner. The judges include: ) Graeme Watkins, singer of The Graeme Watkins Project; ) Tresor Riziki, singer-songwriter and winner of the 2012 Holiday Inn Express Songwriting Competition (South Africa); ) Rolling Stone editor Miles Keylock; and ) Lee Lin Teo, director of brand management, Holiday Inn Brand Family, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group). The winner in each market will be professionally filmed performing their hit and be promoted throughout the region, together with an array of other prizes, including room nights at Holiday Inn Express hotels. “The 2012 Songwriting Competition in South Africa was a great success, so we are now looking to celebrate the incredible talent and diverse music culture across four locations that are key to the brand’s growth,” Lee Lin Teo says. “We can’t wait to see – and hear – the individuality, creativity and resourcefulness of singers and songwriters who can identify with Holiday Inn Express and our guests.” The top ten songs will be judged on the following criteria: the originality and creativity of the lyrics, song composition, melody and arrangement, contestants’ performing ability and the incorporation of the Holiday Inn Express brand personality. Submissions opened on World Music Freedom Day on 3 March and will close on 31 March. The grand winners from each market will be announced on 15 April. For more information visit, or to listen to 2012’s short-listed songs, visit:

AFRICAN WARRIORS beat the National First Division (NFD) log leaders, Chippa United, at the Charles Mopeli Stadium, while Maluti FET College got a point in an away game.

and Lesvin Stoffels ensured a share of the spoils, which leaves them in fourth place, eight points behind leaders Chippa. Rovers remain at the bottom of the log. Black Leopards 1-2 Thanda Royal Zulu Goals from Mhlengi Cele and Mazwi Mncube secured Thanda Royal Zulu a shock victory over Black Leopards. That leaves the KZN team seven points clear of the relegation zone, while Lidoda Duvha stays third with 38 points. Vasco da Gama 1-2 United FC Vasco da Gama suffered a second consecutive defeat when they lost to United FC at Parow Park on Saturday. Goals in either half from Mbulelo Wambi and Condrad Madolo secured the North West side the three points. Brent Adonis scored for Vasco who dropped down to seventh place. Baroka FC 4-0 Roses United Baroka thumped the struggling Roses United to shoot up to second place, just six points behind the log leaders. Thabiso Kutumela scored a hat-trick for the home side, with Hlabane Kutumela getting the other. Roses remain joint at the bottom with Blackburn Rovers. Witbank Spurs 0-2 Jomo Cosmos Cosmos moved up to sixth place after a 2-0 win away to Witbank Spurs. Tumisang Mashumba scored the opener for Ezenkosi before Lehlohonolo Nonyane made sure of the points. –

Soccer round-up African Warriors 3-1 Chippa United Warriors shocked the log leaders at the Charles Mopeli Stadium, courtesy of Vincent Pule’s brace and another goal from Nkosinathi Myeni. George Akpabio got the consolation goal for the Chilli Boys. Sivutsa Stars 2-2 Maluti FET College Sivutsa Stars and Maluti FET College played out a 2-2 draw on Saturday at the Kabokweni Stadium, with Samuel Mangayi scoring a brace for the home side, while Molibedi Mokoena and Thembinkosi Lorch responded for the visitors. The teams are 11th and 13th respectively on the log. Santos 1-1 FC Cape Town Santos and FC Cape Town played out a 1-1 draw at the Athlone Stadium on Friday. The visitors opened the scoring through Simphiwe Gwala, but Nasief Morris equalised. The dropped points mean Santos now slip down to ninth place, while FC CT are 12th. Milano United 2-2 Blackburn Rovers Milano United came from behind to salvage a draw at home against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Peter Mubaiwa and Baxolele Mshweshwe scored for the visitors, but Brandon Theron

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EFF manifesto launch to be held THE Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) will launch its manifesto later this month. It will be held on 22 March in

Welkom. Transport has been arranged for those want to support this event.

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Eagles versus Tigers

} Tladi Moloi

THE SUPER EAGLES hope to get back on their winning ways when they encounter the Bloemfontein Young Tigers FC at the Bohlokong Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00. The two teams are sitting first and second on the second tier of the South African Football Association (Safa) and sparks will surely fly when they fight for the much needed three points. The Bethlehem-based Eagles are leading the race with 28 points after 13 games with Young Tigers coming second with 26 points in 12 games. The ability of coaches to plot each other’s down fall will be key in this encounter. They will be watching the game with hawk eyes, hoping for the strikers to convert the chances created during the game. However, the home team come into this clash with fresh wounds after they were upset by the Celtics Colts, losing by 1-0 in an away-game on Saturday. This was the Eagles’ first loss while Tigers have not lost a league game yet. Tigers played to 1-1 against the Shamrock Flowers FC on Saturday at the Clive Solomons Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Jordaan slams corruption DANNY JORDAAN, the president of the South African Football Association (Safa), has warned that corrupt activities will not be tolerated, especially in the ABC Motsepe League. The Second Division has for years been plagued by alleged corruption involving referees and team officials. In February 2013 Phil Setshedi was sentenced to eight years in jail, with five years of the sentence suspended, for match-fixing stemming from one of the games during the 2011 Vodacom Play-Offs in Cape Town. In an effort to change the image of the league, Jordaan tells corruption will not be tolerated. “Match-fixing will not be tolerated . . . there is no place for such things in football. We will work very strongly with law enforcement,” Jordaan says. “As you know, it is a worldwide problem and with more money to be won (the Second Division champions will get R1 million), that does not mean the problem will just disappear.” Meanwhile, Jordaan also reveals that there are plans to set up provincial structures to administer the league, rather than the current situation where the Second Division is wholly administered nationally. The Second Division has 144 teams nationwide. “What we have to do, is to strengthen the provincial structures and are building two provincial structures with head offices and other infrastructure. They (each province) will administer the league. For now, the league is administered nationally,” Jordaan adds. –

ON THE WAR PATH: Super Eagles players in green jersey will be hoping to help their team to win against Bloemfontein Young Tigers on Saturday. Photo: Tladi Moloi The Bloemfontein-based Tigers will play against the Bubchu United FC in a Bloemfontein derby before they travel to Bethlehem. The Tigers will march to the top of the league should they win today’s encounter and that will make the Saturday encounter more interesting as the Eagles will be dying to claim the first sport. Mgababa Manchu, the Eagles’ mentor, says they will have to beat the best if they want

to win the league. He says they know what to expect from the Tigers and adds that they will make sure that they don’t give them space to breathe. “The boys know what is expected of them. We should make sure that we win our home games to stay top of the table and we know that they will go top if they beat us,” he says. The Eagles were dished out of the Nedbank

preliminary stage by the same side and Mgababa says they were beaten by their own mistakes. He says they lost their previous game and they cannot afford to lose two games in a row. “We did not play well in our last game. We started the game at a slow pace but during the second half we were better than them. We could have won the game if we had converted our chances,” he says.

Much at stake for Warriors in game } Tladi Moloi THE AFRICAN WARRIORS will jump to position four should they defeat Thanda Zulu Royal today in a National First Division (NFD) encounter at the Charles Mopeli Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 15:30. The players of Maihlome Ihalsele come to this encounter with their heads held high after they hammered the log leaders, Chippa United, by 3-1 on Sunday at the Charles Mopeli Stadium. They will also be hoping to welcome their new coach, David Vilakazi, with a win, as he is expected to guide the team today. Warriors are currently sitting eighth on the table with 33 points after 22 games. They are eight points behind the log leaders. However, this surely will not be an easy game for the home team as they will be facing their former coach, Thami Ngubane. He will be gunning to shoot down the high-flying Warriors on the day to better his position in the league. Thanda is sitting 14th on the log with 22 points after 22 games and they know that they are not yet safe from the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Maluti FET will travel to Cape Town to face the wounded United on Friday at the Phillipian Stadium. Kick-off is at 19:30. A win for Maluti will see them climbing to position ten while a win for United will see them opening a ninepoint gap between them and Baroka who are second on the table.

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