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iven nine months to lift Limpopo from the doldrums of despair, Premier Stan Mathabatha’s earlier return to the province has brought drastic change as a result of austere measures being dropped into place. The no fear-no favour attitude displayed by Limpopo’s First Citizen during his first 100 days in office has, among others, ensured stringent efforts to recover every penny of taxpayers’ monies allegedly looted in the past. Having recently passed the milestone, Mathabatha has been instrumental in rapidly changing the face of Limpopo, which over time has generated an image of alleged looting ground. As Mathabatha had been adhering to the order from the top to put systems right and clean up the provincial administration, his enormous challenges kept on mounting, said Premier’s Spokesperson Kenny Mathivha. He said as a result urgency has started to become apparent within the public service in Limpopo. His arrival sparked the unblocking of 302 existing cases under investigation for two years, Mathivha pointed out. With it came disciplinary action against scores of officials in the employ of the provincial government in whose names letters were already pending and the suspension of the heads of the Departments of Education and Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) expected to appear in hearings within the next week, stressed Mathivha. All along the round-the-clock work of the Special Investigations Unit in Limpopo continued, assisted in the process by the administrators on

the intervention team perceived to be on an exit, he said. A major focal point, he added, for Mathabatha was to rid supply chain management structures of alleged corrupt elements. By forging ahead with his clean-up action, Mathabatha had to become accustomed to public servants ganging up against the Members of his Executive Council (MECs) while alleging victimisation, Mathivha said. People, he added, usually resisted change. Mathivha predicted that the Premier initially did not truly anticipate the depth of the problem in the administration and most likely did not foresee the enormity of the task ahead. For little over three months now Mathabatha has been caught up in consultations and deliberations, meeting every possible formation or structure, he indicated. Mathivha reiterated Limpopo’s new Premier considered stakeholder engagement as key. Counting among the most recent interaction with role players from different spheres are discussions with farmers’ associations in Polokwane late last week. This, it was learnt, was not an ordinary occurrence during the tenure of Mathabatha predecessor Cassel Mathale. At the time of going to press Mathabatha was engaged in the Exco lekgotla that commenced at a venue outside Polokwane early yesterday (Wednesday) morning, expected to deliver the opening address before receiving feedback on progress made during the current financial year. Mathivha concluded by comparing the recuperation programme Mathabatha has embarked on to a wheelchair-bound patient with a broken leg requiring time to heal, eventually discarding the bandages and being able to walk again.

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aan die polisie moet oorgee sodat reg en geregtigheid kan geskied.” Die gesin sou teen die einde van die jaar na Australië verhuis waar Stephen reeds ‘n ie bestuurder van die blou Volkswagen pos aangebied is. Hy was tot met sy dood ‘n Polo wat vermoedelik Saterdagaand die werknemer van Lafarge Cement. dood van mnr Gary Stephen (49) op die Volgens mnr Norman Henry Brown, onderhv Marshall- en McDonaldstraat veroorsaak voorsitter van die Gemeenskapspolisiëringshet, is steeds soek. forum (GPF) sektor 1 wat sedert die ongeluk Stephen is volgens omstanders op die die gesin bystaan, het die polisie toneel van sy Suzuki Scramblerdele van die Polo op die toneel motorfiets geslinger waarna die gevind. Hy maan motoriste om nie bestuurder van die voertuig homself ongelukstonele te verlaat voordat uit die voete gemaak het. Volgens wetstoepassers opgedaag het nie. inligting het die bestuurder van die “Sowat 90% persone wat ongelukPolo moontlik die rooi verkeerslig stonele verlaat, beskik nie oor ‘n verontagsaam en Stephen getref bestuurderslisensie nie of is onder wat as gevolg van sy ernstige bedie invloed van drank of dwelms,” serings op die toneel beswyk het. sê hy. Stephen se vrou, Tina het in Ao Lesiba Ramoshaba, polisie‘n onderhoud met Polokwane woordvoerder sê ‘n saak van Observer vertel dat sy ten tye strafbare manslag is geopen en die van die voorval in Bronkhorstspruit Mnr Gary Stephen. polisie is op soek na die bestuurder. was. “Die speurder het my omtrent Die Polo is moontlik ‘n 2008 model. Hy doen 20:00 met die slegte nuus geskakel. Ons het ‘n beroep op die gemeenskap om inligting oor dadelik teruggekeer Polokwane toe, maar dit die bestuurder bekend te maak. Hy vra ook dat was reeds te laat. Al my drome en ideale is motorwerktuigkundiges, wat moontlik herstelverwoes. Ek het meer as net my eggenoot werk aan die Polo gedoen het, met inligting na verloor. Hy was my rots en beste vriend.” Sy vore moet kom. Skakel die ondersoekbeampte, voeg by dat sy woedend is vir die motoris wat ao Len Lubbe by 084 602 2398. Benewens sy haar man getref het en nie gestop het om vrou laat hy sy stiefdogter en kleinkind agter. hom te help nie. “Dit is baie seer en ek weet Hy word môre (Vrydag) om 10:00 vanuit die dat woede nie my man sal terugbring nie. My Christ Baptist Church ter ruste gelê. boodskap aan die motoris is dat hy homself Mariëtte Snyder >>


Three alleged sex workers threaten with violence KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> Ten alleged sex workers were arrested in Ladanna over the weekend following a front page exclusive run by Polokwane Observer regarding the influx of sex workers on the streets of Ladanna. After receiving calls from the community Capt Mohlaka Mashiane from the Westenburg Police patrolled the area in question and soon made arrests. “The Westenburg Police arrested ten prostitutes over the weekend in the Ladanna area and the women were made to pay admission of guilt fines for their crimes.” Polokwane Observer reported on the plight of families and businesses in Ladanna who are fed up with the rising trend of prostitution on the streets of the usually quiet suburb. Record sales of this edition and numerous complaints from concerned community members proved positively that the community is sick and tired of a lack of morals and a decaying society resorting to prostitution as a living. Businesses in Ladanna immediately contacted the Police and Polokwane Observer raising their complaints and their views on the downhill slope Ladanna is sliding down since these women made this their turf of choice.

Various businesses and community members in Ladanna say that a petition will soon be doing the rounds in an attempt to rid their community of the alleged sex workers now occupying their streets. Last Thursday morning kicked off with a bang at the offices of Polokwane Observer when three alleged sex workers burst into the office and identified themselves as the three women on the front page. These women also threatened staff members with violence and promises of physical retaliation if the picture was not removed from the newspaper’s website. They alleged the picture was taken of them whilst they were discussing a personal matter late at night and that they are not sex workers. Following this visit from the women professing that they are not sex-workers, a representative from the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (Sweat) contacted the editor and laid a complaint regarding baised reporting. She also requested that the front page photo be removed from Polokwane Observer’s website. Advocacy worker, Ms Ntokozo Yingwana explained that, “regardless of whether sex work is criminalised or not, even criminals have human rights.”

Mankweng serial rapist gets 7 life sentences 130 years on 12 counts of rape, five counts of robbery and one of kidnapping by the Mankweng Regional Court. Zacharia Mogale Selowa, a serial Mulaudzi explains that Selowa was rapist from Mankweng has been caught after DNA linked him to the jailed for life after he was found rape of 12 women whom he raped guilty of raping girls and women in from December of 2011 to October the Mankweng area. of 2012. Police Commissioner, Lt Genl Polokwane Observer previously reported that Selowa (24) would Zacharia Mogale Fannie Masemola is full of praise for the Family Violence, Child Protection lie in wait in the bushes and catch Selowa and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) for students going home, before violently their sterling work and dedication in getting raping them. Spokesperson for the Limpopo and keeping this hardened criminal behind Police Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi says Selowa bars. was sentenced to seven life sentences and KESHIA J V RENSBURG >>




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a die onlangse bekendmaking van die jongste misdaadstatistiek in Limpopo, kan die aanname tereg gemaak word dat dwelmhandelaars en -agente nie vasgevat word nie en die polisie en owerhede besig is om die stryd te verloor. Tussen April 2012 en Maart 2013 het dwelmverwante misdaad met 46% toegeneem en staan die totale styging die afgelope vier jaar op ‘n skrikwekkende 119,6%. “Dwelmvervaardigers en -verspreiders is in my oë erger as reeksmoordenaars. Hulle is massamoordenaars wat besig is om ‘n hele geslag jongmense stadig maar seker uit te wis.” Dié opinie van baasspeurder Piet Byleveld deel mense wêreldwyd. In Polokwane is dit ook die opvatting en vrees van die wat weet wat binne die stadsmure gebeur. ‘n Mens kan tereg vra hoekom wil kinders onnoemlike ellende oor hulself en familie bring net om ‘n paar uur te voel dat jy die koning van die wêreld is, maar die antwoord is veel ingewikkelder. “Jongmense uit gebroke huishoudings of enkelouergesinne sowel as die met ouers wat afwesig, emosioneel onvolwasse, hiper-streng of traak-my-nie-agtig is, hou selde nie letsels oor nie. Liefde, liefdeloosheid en gebrekkige of ontoepaslike dissipline het ‘n enorme invloed op jongmense. Die enigste uitweg is dikwels om kinders te help om ontslae te raak van ‘n slagoffergevoel en verantwoordelikheid te neem vir hul eie emosionele en geestelike welstand en toekoms,” sê me Sonnet Seegers, maatskaplike werker en toesighouer van die Limpopo Alkohol- en Dwelmsentrum (Sanca). Tienerpartytjies blyk een van die grootste euwels te wees. Anonieme tieners met wie Polokwane Observer gesels het, sê dit is

algemeen dat dwelms by partytjies gebruik en seks beoefen word. Die weddenskap gaan gewoonlik oor wie eerste sy bewussyn verloor en wie met wie seksuele omgang het. Tieners weet ook nie altyd dat onskuldige drankies by partytjies die begin van ‘n onomkeerbare pad kan wees nie. Dit gebeur ook dat dwelms voor skool in skoolkleedkamers gebruik, uitgeruil en verkoop word. Die stigma wat daarmee gepaard gaan, veroorsaak dikwels dat skole ontken dat dit die waarheid is. ‘n Man wat om verstaanbare redes anoniem wil bly, sê mense wat tronkstraf uitdien oor

onwettig in Polokwane beskikbaar is waaraan kinders op verskeie maniere blootgestel word en waarvoor die aanvraag so groot is dat handelaars voor naweke ekstra voorraad van Gauteng moet bekom. Drank en ander gemoedsen gedragsveranderde dwelms gaan gewoonlik hand aan hand omdat die een jou terugvat na die ander. Kinders en jongmense begin dikwels eksperimenteer omdat hulle verveeld is, een of ander ongemak beleef of hulle wil bewys. Die oormatige energie of gemoedsverandering wat dan volg, is ‘n strik waarin getrap word en vinnig tot afhanklikheid lei. Kundiges beweer te veel geld, te min liefde,

>> Dwelmhandelaars dreig nie net nie. Hulle vermoor, vermink en vergiftig werklik mense wat in hulle pad staan >> “Slegs die eerste keer wat ‘n dwelmmiddel gebruik word, kan as eksperimentering beskou word, daarna misbruik ‘n persoon dit en afhanklikheid volg kort daarna, indien nie onmiddellik nie.” dwelmverwante sake word dikwels oor naweke vrygelaat om hul bedrywighede voort te sit. Hulle doen glo ook fluks sake in gevangenisse met die polisie se medewete. ‘n Tienerseun vertel dat hy maklik en gerieflik by sy pa se vriend in die polisie dwelms bekom. Ouers bly egter primêr verantwoordelik vir die versorging en welstand van hul kinders. ‘n Vrou wie se seun al jare ‘n verslaafde is sê: “Net ‘n ouer en God kan jou kind red as hy of sy ‘n wilsbesluit neem. Dwelms en drank stroop jou van alles, jou menswees, ouers, familie en gesondheid en vat jou net na een van drie plekke – ‘n rehabilitasiesentrum, tronk of graf toe. ‘n Gegewe is dat ‘n groot verskeidenheid afhanklikheidsvormende middels, wettig en

‘n gebrek of afwesigheid van duidelike grense deur ouers vasgelê of ‘n swak voorbeeld deur ouers kan kinders in ‘n hoë risikogroep plaas. Alle blaam kan nie sonder meer voor die deur van ouers, veral goeie ouers, gelê word nie. Groepsdruk, verveeldheid, ‘n gebrek aan selfgelding by die kind sowel as uitdagings soos onder meer leerprobleme, ‘n swak selfbeeld en depressie speel ook ‘n rol. Tieners gee dikwels voor dat hulle nie ‘n probleem het nie, maar raak algaande verstrik in die web wat gewetenlose mense, veral Nigeriërs, uitbuit en skatryk maak. “Slegs die eerste keer wat ‘n dwelmmiddel gebruik word, kan as eksperimentering beskou word, daarna misbruik ‘n persoon dit en afhanklikheid volg kort daarna, indien nie onmiddellik nie,” meen Seegers. Leerders, ouers en onderwysers is nie altyd opgelei om doeltreffend op te tree nie en kort inligting en vaardighede om dié uitdagings te hanteer. Polokwane Observer het met verskeie ouers gesels wie se kinders by dwelms betrokke was of is en ‘n paar vrae aan hulle gevra om ander ouers te help wat dalk deur dieselfde hel gaan of nie goed ingelig is oor die gevare nie. Wat was jou eerste gewaarwordinge, emosie en optrede? Jou lewe val uitmekaar, alles kom tot stilstand. Niks maak meer saak nie, jy wil net ontslae raak van hierdie monster wat besig is om jou kind in te sluk en oor hom te loop. Jy lees en hoor van dwelms, maar dink altyd dit is iemand anders se kind. Jy bly stil omdat jy skaam is en dink: “Wat het ek verkeerd gedoen?” Sodra jy egter begin praat, besef jy hoeveel ander mense se kinders gebruik dwelms en raak dit makliker om daaroor te praat. Om met skok, woede, teleurstelling en hartseer te reageer is net menslik en waarskynlik ook die presiese rede waarom kinders dit vir hul ouers probeer wegsteek. Ouers kan nooit voorbereid wees nie. Ek het oor alles vir my kind gebid behalwe die dwelmversoeking omdat dit buite baie ouers en my verwysingsraamwerk was. Na die tyd besef mens die waarskuwingstekens was daar, maar jy wil dit nie glo of erken nie. Ouers is ook oningelig en naïef. Om in jou kind se kaste, sakke, sportsakke en skooltas te krap sonder sy medewete wanneer jy onraad vermoed is nie om sy privaatheid te skend nie, maar om dikwels desperaat te probeer om sy lewe te red. Wanneer het jy van die probleem bewus geraak? Jy ken jou kind. Stel ondersoek in wanneer hy begin vreemd optree. Baie kinders se persoonlikheid verander, hulle raak aggressief, slordig, vra aanmekaar geld, kom en gaan soms op vreemde tye, is geïrriteerd en rusteloos soos iemand wat ontuis voel in sy eie vel. Nuwe maats en kuierplekke waarvan jy niks weet en waaroor hy baie vaag en geheimsinnig is en goed wat uit die huis wegraak is van die vernaamste tekens. ’n Volledige lys van simptome, tekens en veranderde gedrag word in Polokwane Observer van 17 Oktober gepubliseer.

Wat sou jy anders doen as jy nou terugkyk? Vinniger gaan hulp soek het. My nie laat intimideer het nie. Nie telkens geld gegee het om die vrede te bewaar nie. Dadelik alles met my man gedeel het, dan dra jy dit immers nie alleen nie. Onthou dat dwelms ‘n oproep ver is. Dit word by jou afgelewer, oor die huis se muur gegooi, is oral in openbare plekke naby jou huis, werk, skool of maats se huise enige tyd van die nag of dag binne vier tot tien minute nadat jy geskakel het, verkrygbaar. Dwelms behalwe dagga is duur. Kinders met geld kan enigiets koop. Wees dus ingelig oor jou kind se geldsake en die gebruik daarvan. Dis nou maklik omdat ek baie meer ingelig is en weet van die gevaartekens. Ek wens ek kon dadelik die probleem identifiseer en ‘n hegte vertrouensverhouding met my kind hê om die probleem saam aan te pak. Wat is jou raad aan ouers? Praat met jou kind oor dwelms en leer hom om NEE te sê. Wys jou kind dat jy vir hom omgee. Spandeer tyd saam met hom en gesels met hom. LUISTER veral na wat hy sê. Weet wie jou kind se vriende is en by wie partytjies gehou word. Onthou dat geld nie geluk of ‘n kind se lojaliteit kan koop nie. Wees betrokke by jou kind se skool en help hom om gesonde waardes te ontwikkel. Help jou kind met vryetydsbesteding. Kweek belangstelling vir stokperdjies en sport. Wat kan ‘n ouer of ander doen nadat vasgestel is dat ‘n kind beslis dwelms gebruik? Dwelmmisbruik en nie net in hole en verste uithoeke nie, maar veral in rykmanshuise waar kinders meer geld as liefde kry. Bly kalm. Moenie oorreageer, aan die huil gaan en verwyte rondslinger nie. Wees voorbereid dat konfrontasie kan ontwikkel en dat die kind dit aanvanklik sal ontken of ontwykend sal wees. Baie willig eers na konfrontasie in om behandeling te kry. Moenie uitstel nie, kry dit agter die rug. Hou aan om openhartige gesprekke binne die gesin te voer om doodseker te maak dat die kind se misbruik permanent beëindig word. Vra die kind mooi om jou soveel moontlik te vertel oor hoe lank hy reeds dwelms gebruik en hoeveel hy daarvan gebruik. Moenie jou kind verwerp of haat nie, haat die dwelms maar bly lief vir jou kind. Jou deur en hart moet veral oopbly, maar moenie toelaat dat jou kind jou laat skuldig voel nie. Moenie geld gee nie. Wen jou kind terug deur liefde maar ferm optrede. As besittings wegraak, moet hy nie daarmee wegkom nie. Moenie dwelmhandelaars aanvat nie, hulle is uitgeslape, gemeen en voel niks vir iemand se lewe nie. Hulle dreig nie net nie, hulle vermoor, vergiftig en vermink werklik mense wat in hulle pad staan. Uiters gevaarlike middels soos batterysuur word onder meer met dwelms gemeng om die gewig te vermeerder vir groter wins. Behou altyd hoop en geloof. Vergeet van ander huishoudelike onenighede en vorm ‘n verenigde front in die gesin en huwelik om die probleem te oorkom. As ouers geskei is, moet hulle met mekaar praat en dieselfde boodskap vir die kind oor sy probleem gee. Liefde en liefdeloosheid het ‘n enorme invloed op jongmense. Die enigste uitweg is dikwels om kinders te help om ontslae te raak van ‘n slagoffergevoel en verantwoordelikheid te neem vir hul eie geestelike welstand en toekoms. Jongmense wat uit gebroke huishoudings kom hou selde nie littekens oor nie. Dit is onregverdig en onwaar om te veralgemeen en te sê die polisie doen nie hulle werk nie. Daar is baie toegewyde polisielede wat hul werk ernstig opneem en alles binne hul vermoë doen om wet en orde te handhaaf en die gemeenskap teen misdrywe te beskerm. As die kind aanvaar dat hy hulp nodig het, help waar jy kan en reël vir die nodige professionele hulp. Benewens Sanca 015 295 3700 is dokters, kliniese sielkundiges, maatskaplike werkers, terapeute, predikante, welsynsorganisasies, hospitale en klinieke toegerus om afhanklikes en hul ouers by te staan of te verwys vir die nodige gespesialiseerde hulp.

Matriekleerder se hoop op lewe na nierskenking Foto: Piet Bester

Chanri Murray tydens haar ma­triek­ afskeids­ gesel­ ligheid sowat drie weke gelede. ELNA ESTERHUYSEN >>


oe Chanri Murray (17) in graad ses verneem dat nierversaking en meegaande komplikasies voortaan haar hele bestaan sou dikteer, het sy dit aanvanklik as ‘n doodsvonnis beleef. Dit was egter die begin van ‘n lewensveranderende reis vir haar en haar geliefdes waartydens hul geloof en waardes as gesin deeglik getoets en gelouter is en hulle vandag sterker staan as ooit. Die titel van haar verhaal wat onlangs in boekvorm verskyn het, “Wie het niere nodig as jy vir God het?” is sprekend hiervan.

Die slotparagraaf, waarin sy voorspel dat die laaste nog nie van haar gehoor is nie, het Saterdag, na jare van daaglikse dialise, ‘n uiters streng dieet, talle terugslae, merkwaardige deursettingsvermoë en opoffering van mense na aan haar, ‘n verassende wending geneem toe sy verneem het dat ‘n skenkernier vir haar beskikbaar is. In die daaropvolgende paar uur is sy na die Jakaranda Hospitaal in Pretoria gehaas, voorberei en na die teater geneem waar die nier, geskenk deur ‘n student wat gesterf het, oorgeplant is. Die skenker, ‘n jong student se hart, lewer en ander nier is onderkeidelik op drie ander persone oorgeplant. Haar pa, Richard het Woensdag aan Polokwane Observer bevestig dat die oorplanting en meegaande prosedures goed verloop het, dat sy reeds begin eet en stadig begin beweeg het. Die elf dae na die operasie bly deurslaggewend omdat Chanri se liggaam die nier kan verwerp. In die gesprek met hom het hy gesê: “Die toekoms lyk nou vir Chanri rooskleurig. Sy sal steeds haar matriekeindeksamen in isolasie skryf as gevolg van haar verhoogde infek-

sierisiko. Ek glo sy sal nou toelating vir voltydse studie volgende jaar aan die Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroomkampus kry weens haar verbeterde toestand en nie op ‘n waglys geplaas word soos tans die geval is nie. Haar droom is om ‘n kliniese sielkundige te word.” Chanri, ‘n graad 12- leerder van die Hoërskool Pietersburg, is bekend daarvoor dat sy met haar positiewe lewensingesteldheid ‘n voorbeeld vir ander is en nie toelaat dat dat haar siekte haar onderkry nie. Sy presteer akademies bogemiddeld en neem waar moontlik met oorgawe deel aan aktiwiteite by haar kerk en skool. Haar boek spreek ook deurgaans van haar en haar gesin se liefde vir en afhanklikheid van God. Sy beskryf hoe hulle as gesin haar siekte as ‘n oorwinning oor die boosheid van die duiwel ervaar en met oorgawe hul geloof uitleef, struikelblokke ten spyt. Me Ina van der Merwe, graadvoog van die matrikulante sê Chanri se positiwiteit en geesdrif vir die lewe is merkwaardig en dat sy nooit kla nie. “Sy is ‘n inspirasie vir almal wat haar pad kruis.”

Early morning traffic a headache for motorists RC Myburgh >> A Polokwane resident who uses Witklip and Market streets on a daily basis is concerned that early morning traffic in these two streets present an accident waiting to happen as rude and stubborn motorists’ patience are tested to the limit. The resident described traffic in the mentioned streets as a nightmare

saying that traffic lights at the Witklip and 21st street intersection as well as the Lifestyle Centre intersection are programmed in such a manner that it allows vehicles travelling to town only a few seconds to cross. “Witklip Street seems to be one of the busiest streets having to carry traffic to and from Polokwane, Seshego, Mogwadi, Ladanna and Senwabarwana. Situations always get out of hand when taxi and minibus drivers

get inpatient and drive over pavements forcing other motorists to leave the road when they rush to town. It is a matter of time when a serious accident will occur on these roads.” Municipal Spokesperson, Mr Matshidiso Mothapo said the matter was referred to the traffic section to investigate and deploy possible solutions including posting of traffic officers and synchronization of traffic lights to ensure ease of traffic flow during peak hours.

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ege motors was Sondagmiddag in ‘n kettingbotsing op die N1-Suid betrokke as gevolg van digte rook wat weens ‘n veldbrand sig belemmer het. Die veldbrand is vermoedelik deur ‘n smeulende sigaretstompie wat in die veld geskiet is veroorsaak en het naas die skade aan die voetuie ook grootskaalse verwoesting aan weiding meegebring. Die brand het vinnig versprei en ‘n sterk suidwestelike wind het die vlamme tot op die eiendom van bekende eierprodusent, D Lund Farms oorkant die snelweg aangeblaas. “Ons het ongeveer 650 hektaar weiding verloor. Tot dusver was daar geen vrektes onder die hoenders nie,” sê Lunds se algemene bestuurder, mnr André du Plessis. Hy sê boere en plaaswerkers van die omgewing het dadelik ingespring om die vuur te help blus. Plaaslike

Vlamme woed langs die N1-snelweg. Ongeveer 650 hektaar weiding is op die eiendom van eierprodusent, D Lund Farms verwoes.

Ernstige skade is aan nege voertuie aangerig tydens ‘n kettingbotsing wat deur digte rook veroorsaak is.


Verkeer op die N1-Suid het Sondag vir etlike kilometer opgehoop nadat nege voertuie in ‘n kettingbotsing betrokke was.

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die rigting van Pretoria is op die R101 herlei terwyl verkeer na Polokwane geduldig moes wag totdat die toneel opgeruim is.

sakepersoon, mnr Arnold du Plessis het met behulp van sy helikopter water gegooi terwyl grondspanne van aangrensende plase op die grond vuurgeslaan en met watertenkers vlamme geblus het. André het sy dank teenoor die omgewing se boere en almal wat betrokke was uitgespreek. Op die ongelukstoneel het een van die bestuurders gesê die rook was so dig dat motoriste nie verder as ‘n meter voor hulle kon sien nie. “Verkeer het skielik tot stilstand gekom en dit was te laat om remme aan te slaan,” het ‘n motoris wat in die botsing betrokke was vertel. ‘n Verkeerskonstabel op die ongelukstoneel het gesê die eerste botsing het vermoedelik gebeur toe ‘n motoris van agter in ‘n stadigbewegende voertuig vasgery het waarna die kettingbotsing gevolg het. Hy het bevestig dat niemand ernstig beseer nie, maar nege voertuie beskadig is. Verkeersowerhede het die N1-snelweg vir etlike ure gesluit en verkeer in



Swartgebrande aarde is al wat oorgebly het na Sondag se verwoestende brand. ‘n Smeulende sigaretstompie het vermoedelik die brand veroorsaak.

Zuma concerned about road fatalities MPHO DUBE >> com President Jacob Zuma says at least 14 000 people die on the country’s roads every year, of which 46% are pedestrians, costing the economy at least R306 billion every year. Zuma was addressing various stakeholders at the University of Limpopo Turfloop Campus on Tuesday afternoon. Zuma was in the province to open the rejuvenated R81 Giyani road. Despite the President’s late arrival the ribbon cutting ceremony proceeded well. Roads and Transport MEC, Mr Lehlogonolo Masoga welcomed Zuma, Transport Minister, Ms Dipuo Peters and Premier Stan Mathabatha who was accompanied by members of his Executive Council. The executive mayors of Capricorn district, Cllr Lawrence Mapoulo and Polokwane, Cllr Freddy Greaver, were also in attendance. Zuma and his entourage then proceeded to a roadblock where he interacted with motorists. A taxi driver transporting commuters to Polokwane was found not to have proper documentation, including a driver’s permit that had expired. Peters immediately ordered traffic officials on the scene to take action against the driver who is still to be officially charged. Zuma urged drivers to respect traffic laws. Two buses had been impounded prior to Zuma’s arrival. Zuma then proceeded to the University of Limpopo’s Turfloop Campus in Mankweng for discussions with ANC role players. While rumours about the party’s unity being under threat remaining rife it was clear that Zuma was here to resolve problems. Mathabatha

thanked Zuma for his presence and reiterated his administration commitment towards continuing to accelerate services to the people. Zuma said it is imperative to prioritise infrastructure that will improve the conditions of our people. He applauded Masoga for ensuring that the upgrading of R81 and R71 were completed. Zuma said: “We have prioritised the development of economic infrastructure such as roads, railway lines, airports, pipelines, ports and harbours, as well as social infrastructure such as water, sanitation and electricity. The overall objective is to develop infrastructure that will boost economic development and inclusive growth, create jobs and also improve the living and working conditions of our people. “We have 750 000 km of roads in SA. We spend about R10 billion to service and re-tar roads each year. Looking at the cost of roads alone, it is not surprising that the cost of the infrastructure projects that we are working on is estimated at about R4 trillion over the next 15 years.  But it is certainly value for money. An investment in better roads, in electricity, water, housing and airports can only boost the economy and improve the quality of life,” Zuma said. President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Transport Minister, Ms Dipuo Peters and Premier Stan Mathabatha during the President’s deliberations with ANC role players at the University of Limpopo’s Turfloop Campus on Monday.

President Jacob Zuma and Transport Minister, Ms Dipuo Peters clearly show their disgruntlement with a taxi driver found to be noncompliant with the law. PHOTO: MPHO DUBE

President Jacob Zuma declares the rejuvenated R81 officially open after cutting the ribbon on Monday. PHOTO’S: RC MYBURGH

Zuma backs Mathabatha: ANC members MPHO DUBE >> Premier Stan Mathabatha is favoured by President Jacob Zuma for the position of African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Chairperson members of the ANC Provincial Task Team (PTT) claimed at the time of going to press yesterday. A list of Mathabatha’s allies which has been doing the rounds in the province has allegedly been given the blessing of Zuma supporters who hold the view that Public Works MEC Namane Masemola must withdraw from contesting Mathabatha for the position. A list leaked to Polokwane Observer, known as the “Progressive Provincial Line-up” names Mr Joe Maswanganyi, former ANC Provincial Secretary as deputy to Mathabatha; Mr Silence Makhubele, MPL, former Ancyl provincial secretary and Ms Esther Mothibi as treasurer. Roads and Transport MEC Lehlogonolo Masoga appears on the list as Makhubele’s deputy despite the fact that he is being pushed to become the Peter Mokaba Regional Chairperson. An ANC source in attendance during President Jacob Zuma’s visit this week alleged that the ANC regional elective conferences might not take place because of branch general meeting (BGM) disputes which haven’t been resolved by the PTT. Another source alleged that the ANC Provincial Elective Conference in December will proceed without ANC regional elective conferences being held. Another source from within the

organisation said the regional conferences will commence next week come “rain” or “storm”. The source added that the disputes are just “delaying tactics from comrades who knows that they don’t have majority” but they are “trying their luck”. “The President is clear that Mathabatha is the man to lead the ANC in the province. Mathabatha has done very well in his 100 days as the Premier and Zuma is happy that Mathabatha restored the image of the province. Masemola must stop contesting Mathabatha,” an ANC source said. “Masemola has the right to contest. He must not be marginalised. This political game is very interesting,” a source from the Masemola’s camp alleged. ANC PTT Provincial Chairperson, Dr Philemon Mdaka dismissed allegations that the PTT was told by Zuma to rally behind Mathabatha. He said however that the PTT met on Tuesday to assess the disputes confirming that the Sekhukhune, Peter Mokaba, Mopani and Vhembe regions are ready but Waterberg not. He couldn’t confirm if the conferences will take place this weekend. “We have met as PTT to discuss the matter and deal with all the disputes. The President wasn’t there to deal with the PTT but was on government related issues. The PTT is preparing for regional conferences, provincial conference and national election programmes. We put this on record that people must refrain from fabricating lies,” Mdaka said. ANC National Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu refused to comment.

CRIME shorts Cop in court for business robbery Const Johannes Mashitisho (27) appeared before the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of alleged business burglary and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The accused and five more suspects were arrested on Sunday morning in connection with an alleged burglary that occurred at a liquor store in Lephalale on Saturday evening. Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi, Spokesperson for the Limpopo Police said the shop owner reported the incident to the Police who then followed information leading them to the house of the Police official where they retrieved some of the stolen merchandise and alcohol. “During the search the Police also found two firearms and ammunition.” Mulaudzi said the Police were then led to the other five suspects, namely Thabo Tswele (22), Edwin Mogashoa (37), Buti Mnyakeni (30), Kgothatso Letswalo (22) and Evans Tolo (36). The suspects will remain in Police custody until 15 October when they will formally apply for bail. Mulaudzi added that the Police will investigate to determine whether the firearms were linked to any other crimes.

Three vehicles stolen over weekend Three motor vehicles were reportedly stolen over the weekend, one in Bendor and two from inside a security complex situated in Compensatie Street. WO Lesiba Ramoshaba, spokesperson for the Polokwane Police says he can confirm the theft of two of the vehicles and that these cases have been handed over to the Vehicle Identification System (VIS) Unit for further intensive investigation. Ms Ronel van Staden, owner of one of the stolen vehicles, says the theft occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning and

until date no arrests have been made regarding her vehicle or that of her neighbour whose vehicle was also stolen. Ramoshaba says the Police are searching for a white Nissan Sentra 1600 1998 model with a dent on the right side of the bonnet and a dent on the boot. “The front bumper is black and the back bumper is white”. The other vehicle stolen from the complex was an Isuzubakkie.

Suspects to stand trial for murder of ANC Councillor

Five suspects have been arrested by the Limpopo Police following the murder of ANC-Councillor Ben Malebatja (39). Malebatja was found dead next to his vehicle in Matlala with a stab wound to his head and bullet wounds to his chest in July this year. The suspects, all aged between 18 and 29, were scheduled to appear before the Seshego Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder and robbery yesterday (Wednesday). At the time of going to press they had not yet appeared.

Polokwane Police crunch down on vehicle theft

The Polokwane Police will be crunching down hard on suspects stealing and attempting to steal valuables from motor vehicles. Spokesperson for the Polokwane Police WO Lesiba Ramoshaba says it is very important for motorists to always be vigilant when it comes to leaving possessions unattended in their car. “Never leave your possessions visible in your vehicle. Leave all your valuable items out of sight or in your boot.” Ramoshaba adds that 18 arrests were made over the weekend for various crimes ranging from fraud and shoplifting to assault, drunken driving and possession of stolen goods.

Man runs for his life



eglecting to report an accident with the South African Police Service within 24 hours, can in some cases get you into big trouble, especially if the police are not there to help and street justice becomes your fate. This was the case for a man witnessed running through the streets of Westenburg after his vehicle collided with a local’s newly repaired and spray-painted BMW on the Lawton Bridge between Nirvana and Westenburg. Instead of immediately reporting the case to the Police, the man whose identity is known to Polokwane Observer tried to persuade the driver of the damaged vehicle that he will cover the costs, begging in earnest that the Police not be notified of the accident. The agreement did not sit

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well with the driver of the BMW and within seconds shoes were seen flying and both drivers started running through the Photo: Keshia Jansens van Rensburg streets. The chase A man was running for his life on Friday afternoon seemed harmless when the owner of a vehicle he collided with chased until it was found him with a knife. that the driver of the Polokwane Observer spoke to BMW was chasing his opponent wieldthe driver of the BMW and found ing a knife. Fortunately no one was that the accident occurred on the injured during this attempt to take first day of driving his newly refurstreet justice one step further. bished car. “I was angry and chased Capt Mohlaka Mashiane says it him with a knife, I’m not angry needs to be remembered that any accident needs to be reported within 24 anymore because he has undertaken hours of the accident. to have my car fixed by profes“If this is not done we can lay a sional panel beaters and he will also charge against you for failure to report be covering the full charges of the a crime.” Mashiane adds that, as with repairs.” Mashiane says he is very the incident in question, not reporting concerned with people handling such an accident can put your life in danger incidents themselves, “Police are when the community decides to take there for a reason, never think you matters into their own hands. can handle crime alone.”

Public needs efficient services - Premier MPHO DUBE >> “The people of Limpopo do not only need services but efficient services,” Premier Stan Mathabatha told his Executive Council (Exco) during a lekgotla held at a venue outside the city yesterday (Wednesday). The lekgotla was expected to report on the progress made by government during the current financial year and was attended by mayors, and executive mayors, heads of department as well as municipal managers. “When they demand water, they want running water. When they demand roads, they want smooth roads like the R81 by President Zuma

on Tuesday. When they want houses, they mean good houses that do not leak when it rains,” Mathabatha stressed.He added that the Limpopo Government is on the road of recovery and recovering. “The Special Investigating Unit has reported that more than 302 cases are currently being investigated, whereas 88 cases involving senior management have been finalised. The two cases involving heads of department commences next week. When you deal with a wound that needs to be healed, sometimes it becomes essential to work on it brutally to save the patient.” Mathabatha congratulated Education MEC, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi for the

sterling work she and her department have done to ensure that the 2014 learning and teaching support materials (LTSMs) are being delivered on time. Spokesperson for the Department of Education, Mr Phuti Seloba confirmed that total of 6 071 451 textbooks and teacher’s guides have been ordered by the province, the biggest order since the inception of Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (Caps). Seloba yesterday confirmed that the delivery of LTSMs has already begun in Capricorn District. He added that next week LTSMs will also be delivered in Sekhukhune. “Before the end of the year all schools in the province will have LTSMs,” Seloba claimed.



Roads and Transport to strengthen law enforcement

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>> Vows to clamp down on un-roadworthy vehicles >> Will address issue of stray animals on our roads

MEC for Roads and Transport, Mr Lehlogonolo Masoga shares a lighter moment with guests during the launch of October Transport Month. Warren Blunt >>


ctober Transport Month was officially launched in Limpopo by the Department of Roads and Transport (DRT) last Thursday with the announcement that moving forward there will be a high visibility of traffic officers throughout the province, to strengthen law enforcement and to ensure the free and smooth flow of traffic until the festive season and beyond. Speaking at the media briefing, MEC for Roads and Transport, Mr Lehlogonolo Masoga said despite negative perceptions by members of the public due to subjective media coverage he has discovered after 76 days of taking up the position of MEC, that the DRT happens to be a vibrant and dynamic well-oiled machinery operated by dedicated men and women. He added that an efficient transport system is a critical component of economic development, globally and nationally. Masoga went on to say that transportation investments link factors of production together in a web of relationships between producers and consumers to create a more efficient division of production and provide the means to expand the economy. “As a province, we can only become the real gateway to Southern Africa if we have a proper transport network and services to enable the smooth movement of people and

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goods.” The MEC said the biggest challenges to reliable and safe journeys remain congestion and accidents and it is incumbent on all road users to make the province’s roads as safe as possible by reducing accidents. Masoga pointed out that the International Transport Forum’s latest road safety report released in May 2013, ranked South Africa the worst out of 36 other countries when it came to the number of road fatalities and the estimated economic cost to the country is around R307 billion annually. “As a caring government we will not rest until we rid our roads of these unnecessary deaths. We will ensure that our aim of having accident free roads continues without hindrance. There will be a high visibility of traffic officers to strengthen law enforcement until the festive season and beyond. During this period motor vehicle operating and entering the province will be subjected to heightened inspections on the road to ensure that only roadworthy vehicles are allowed to operate while un-roadworthy vehicles face possible impoundment or hefty fines. We call on all road users to change their behaviour for better and safer roads,” Masoga urged both drivers and pedestrians using Limpopo’s roads. Regarding the danger of stray animals on provincial roads, Masoga explained that in October Transport Month the DRT will be interacting with livestock owners, traditional leaders and agricultural organisations about accidents caused by unattended stray animals along public roads. He urged members of the community to refrain from removing fencing meant to keep livestock off the province’s roads. Lastly, Masoga said in reference to the impact road crashes cause to the lives and economy of the province and country: “The DRT has taken it upon itself to make sure that accidents and deaths throughout Limpopo are reduced dramatically in line with the prescripts of the international Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.”

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Farmers OBSERVER raise concerns with Premier Oktober 10, 2013



Lede van die Dameskring Eerstegoud en ondersteuners van die Pienk Bome vir Paulineprojek by die kremetartboom in Groblerstraat, oorkant Motor City wat in pienk getooi is.


Besighede gevra om Pienk Bome-projek te steun MARIËTTE SNYDER >> Ouetehuise, motorhandelaars, individue en skole ondersteun die Pienk Bome vir Paulineprojek wat ten bate van kankerlyers aangepak is. Me Annemarie Bakker van die Dameskring Eerstegoud sê hulle het sedert die begin van die projek sowat drie weke gelede, 3 000 m pienk materiaal teen R20 per meter verkoop. “Ons draai boomstamme vir ‘n vale toe. Die stad se inwoners ondersteun die projek ongelooflik goed en ons is dankbaar vir almal wat ‘n verskil aan kankerlyers se lewens wil maak,” vertel sy. Sy doen egter ‘n beroep op besighede in die stad wat nog nie by die projek betrokke is nie om materiaal te koop en deel van die projek te word. Bakker en lede van die Dameskring is smid-

dae van 14:00 by hul uitstalruimte by Mall of the North voor Game beskikbaar of sy kan by 082 484 6267 geskakel word. Die Dameskringlede sal die materiaal aflewer en die boomstamme toedraai. Teen einde Oktober kan ondersteuners die materiaal van die boomstamme verwyder en aan die plaaslike Polokwane Kinder- en Gesinsorgvereniging skenk. Me Lorette Bosch, kantoorhoof van die vereniging sê hulle is dankbaar vir die skenking en beplan om ‘n projek aan te pak wat vroue in die stad sal bemagtig. “Dit is ‘n groot geskenk wat ons goed sal gebruik. Van die materiaal sal aan ander behoeftige organisasies in die stad geskenk word wat weer op hul beurt hul inwoners of werknemers kan bemagtig.” Op 18 Oktober sal die geld wat met die projek ingesamel is, aan verskeie organisasies wat na kankerlyers omsien, geskenk word.

Water pumped 24/7 but reservoirs remain low RC MYBURGH >> Despite Polokwane Municipality pumping water from its various resources on a 24-hour basis reservoir levels remain low, possibly as result of residents continuing to waste water. Municipal Spokesperson, Mr Matshidiso Mothapo stated that an average of 63,6 mega litres of water is pumped from the Ebenezer Dam, Olifantspoort Water Scheme, Dap Naudé Dam and the city’s boreholes daily.

“All the sources pump around the clock. Any interruption of any kind at one of the sources creates a water supply shortage for the city,” he said, urging residents to keep on using water sparingly. On Monday Polokwane’s 50 mega litre reservoir held only 27% water with the new and old 30 mega litre capacity reservoirs at a low of 26% and 29% respectively. The Potgieter Avenue reservoir stood at 50% of its capacity while the one in Seshego held only 11% water.


n Premier Stanley Mathabatha’s 108th day since his inception he met with commercial farmers from Limpopo at the Transvaal Agriculture Union (TAU) community hall just outside Polokwane last week in order to establish a better relationship between government and the farming community. Mathabatha was accompanied by MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison, Ms Joyce Mashamba. Spokesperson for the Premier, Mr Kenny Mathivha afterwards said the gathering was successful and that parties were satisfied with the outcome. “The farmers raised issues on safety and security of farmers and their families as well as the situation of land claims. Land claims especially had farmers concerned about their future as food producers but the Premier assured them that no illegal claims would be tolerated,” Mathivha said. He added that Mathabatha noted that the province’s farmers need to be protected at all times to ensure sufficient food supply for the future. Farmers cited their concerns about water licences as limited water supply influences their ability to produce; mining in the Musina region and a good relationship between farmers, Police and farm workers.



“Farmers pleaded that the Police’s response time should be quicker and that more patrol vehicles should be made available within the farming community. It was also noted that the Police negligently lose case files which handicaps farmers when doing follow-ups on cases reported,” Mathivha said. Mathabatha emphasised that farmers should maintain a good relationship with their workers and report all kinds of crimes, no matter how small. He added that a water indaba is soon to be held in conjunction with the Deapartment of Agriculture where water issues will enjoy priority. Former MPL and initiator of the gathering, Mr Danie Botha said the meeting was informative and farmers appreciated Mathabatha’s efforts to listen to their concerns. He said that Mathabatha admitted that farmers are Limpopo’s food providers and that his door will remain open at all times for farmers in the province. “Future meetings will also be conducted when issues such as safety and security of farmers will be discussed in detail. Former Premier Cassel Mathale had no communication channel between government and farmers while Mathabatha was immediately eager to meet with farmers,” Botha said praising the Premier for his effort.


Ms Joyce Mashamba (MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison), second from left, Premier Stanley Mathabatha, third from left, and Mr Danie Botha who initiated the meeting with members of Transvaal Agriculture Union last week.


Cigarette Summit in Lim October 10, 2013

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ith the influx of illegal cigarettes flooding into Limpopo, tackling this issue head-on has become a vital priority for stakeholders fighting the battle against this crime trend. The Anti-Illicit Trade Summit held at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort saw members from effected parties and business entities coming together to battle against illegal cigarettes and the crimes that accompany this new trend playing havoc on both the economy of Limpopo and South Africa as a whole due to its popularity on the black market. Limpopo Police Commissioner, Lt Gen Fannie Masemola explained that the pandemic of illegal cigarettes has become a world-wide phenomenon and has made cigarettes become the most widely smuggled product in the world today. “This multi-million Rand business is fuelling organised crime and corruption and in the process robbing the government of much needed tax monies.” He explains that independent research has shwon the loss due to illegal cigarette smuggling has escalated drastically over the past three years. “A simple translation of these figures shows us that around 19 million illegal cigarettes are sold each day, with 2012 seeing the illicit cigarettes trade reaching an all-time high of an estimated 30% of the total market.” This translates to an estimated loss of R5 billion in unpaid taxes which in turn compromises the government’s health objective of reducing incidences of smoking. Mr Francois van der Merwe, Chief Executive Officer and chairman of The Tobacco Institute of South Africa (Tisa) responded to queries raised by involved stakeholders, “People keen to save money are unwittingly helping to fund international organised crime and terrorists.” Van der Merwe explained that in most cases illegal cigarettes smuggling is the front for other illicit areas such as trafficking of people and drugs. “The

economic benefits are perceived by criminals involved in the smuggling to far outweigh the risks, bringing into play the high value to volume ratio as well as the product being relatively easy to transport. The consumer demand for a cheap product keeps this trade going daily,” he explained. Maj Gen Debero Molatjana, Deputy Provincial Commissioner of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Limpopo and the National DPCI (Hawks) Cigarette Champion, took note of all points raised to beat the illegal trade and assured those in attendance that she will be taking the cause forward without fear or failure and says Saps is ready to plot a road forward in not only winning daily battles against the smugglers but in winning the war against the kingpins sitting behind closed doors orchestrating the illegalities. During the two-day summit involved business, law enforcement agencies and tobacco affiliated companies joined hands to come up with suggestions on beating the smugglers. Suggestions on curbing the crime ranged from improved CCTV camera equipment, removal of corrupt officials, bi-lateral interaction with bordering countries like Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia, Malawi and Botswana. She elaborated on corruption perpetrated by officials by explaining that in some cases it’s been found that some border officials refrain from taking holidays, for fear of loss of income due to bribes paid by smugglers. Molatjane will soon be raising various suggestions made during the summit on a national level when she represents Limpopo in fighting the war against illegal trade. “I will raise the issues of proper informant packages and the guarantee of their safety once they cooperate with us.” Concluding the summit, Masemola and Van der Merwe both echoed the reality Limpopo and South Africa is facing if the illicit trades are not dealt with speedily and harshly by all involved parties from the community right through to the highest decision makers nationally and worldwide.

SACP’s Red October Campaign underway MPHO DUBE >> Premier Stan Mathabatha and his administration are winning the battle against crime and corruption. Mr Gilbert Kganyago, Provincial Secretary of the South African Communist party (SACP) said this during the launch of the party’s Red October Campaign in Polokwane on Thursday. Kganyago said during a press conference held at the SACP’s office in Polokwane that this year’s Red October Campaign will revolve around the theme “Financial Sector Transformation for Rural Development” which is following on the previous achievements around the introduction of the National Credit Act, rolling out banking services to the poor via the mzansi account and successful advocacy for the introduction of the National Health Insurance (NHI) as championed by the SACP for over a decade now.  Taking a swipe at former Premier Cassel Mathale’s administration, he said: “Looters have been removed from the administration and we are winning the battle against crime and corruption.” He on the other hand said the SACP in Limpopo is worried about shocking audit 2012/2013 audit results presented by the Auditor General (AG) during a Legislature sitting last week. The results revealed that of five departments nationally that have consistently received disclaimers three are in Limpopo. These are Education, Public Works and Health while Agriculture and Social Development also received qualified reports this time. Kganyago said: “The month of October 2013 marks the annual Red October Campaign

of the SACP. The campaign has become an important platform for building and strengthening the SACP over the years. Through our Red October Campaign we have built an SACP that is closer to the workers and the poor of our country and communities.” “In addition the campaign will focus on tightened regulations of the financial sector against reckless lending which perpetuates a vicious cycle of debt trap among the workers and the poor. That as well as transformation of the banks, insurance companies and The Red October Campaign has been an important platform for the ideological development of SACP members by elevating the significance and relevance of the experience and lessons from the Great Socialist October Revolution of 1917 in Russia.” The campaign commenced with a Socialist Forum at Modikwa Platinum Mine in Sekhukhune District last Thursday. Kganyago said the main focus is to support and strengthen the worker unions especially the National Union of Mineworkers which has been under attack by vigilante and rival unions in recent periods. He added this will be followed by socialist forums at Steelpoort, Phalaborwa and Lephalale mining areas throughout the Red October Campaign month.   Photo: Mpho Dube

Mr Gilbert Kganyago, Provincial Secretary of the South African Communist Party.

MEC Semenya determined to end hunger MPHO DUBE >> The Department of Agriculture, through its Fetsa Tlala (End Hunger) food production intervention, has requested traditional leaders in the province to make at least 70 000 hectares of land available for food production. Spokesperson, Mr Selby Makgotho this week said the department has embarked on reaching a national targeted goal of 1 million hectares in the next five years as set by Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson earlier this year. Fetsa Tlala aims at ensuring that underused agricultural land is brought under production. This intervention is also intended to eradicate hunger, poverty and unemployment through agricultural production. According to Makgotho the department will work with communities to ensure that every piece of land is being used to for food production. “The MEC for Agriculture in Limpopo, Ms Machwene Rosina Semenya, has requested the traditional leaders in the province to make at least 70 000 hectares of the land available for ploughing during this rainy season in an effort

to fight poverty, hunger and unemployment in the province’s traditional communities,” he confirmed. He added that Semenya met with the leadership of the House of Traditional Leaders on Friday morning to discuss the Fetsa Tlala programme which will be launched in all the five districts of the province during this ploughing season. According to Makgotho the meeting follows similar discussions with the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements, Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe and the provincial leadership of the South African Local Government Association (Salga) in which the Department of Agriculture had undertaken to provide the communal farmers with the basic ploughing equipment. The equipment includes tractors, seeds and fencing material. Makgotho in a statement said: “The MEC reiterated the need to engage the traditional leaders and asked them to make land available for ploughing. MEC Semenya has also called on the communities to join hands with the Department of Agriculture in ensuring that Fetsa Tlala becomes a success..

Coghsta MEC demands competence

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Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe, MEC for Cooperative Governance Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs. MPHO DUBE >>

MEC for Cooperative Governance Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta), Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe has committed to fast track service delivery by his department despite inherited and other administrative challenges. “We must ensure that the people of this province have roofs over their heads by delivering houses to them. We will also ensure that they have title deeds to better their lives. We must ensure that such projects are completed efficiently and professionally. We can’t afford to have any excuses we must fast track service delivery our people,” Kgetjepe said this during an exclusive interview shortly after his first 100 days in office.

A major administrative challenge came about when Premier Stan Mathabatha placed Coghsta Head of Department (HOD), Ms Nana Manamela on precautionary suspension. Manamela, along with Education HOD, Mr Morebudi Thamaga were placed following an investigation by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and Special Investigating Unit (SIU). “The HOD has been put on precautionary suspension; let’s respect the process to be completed and not make any judgement,” Kgetjepe cautioned. While steered by its former MEC, Mr Clifford Motsepe and Manamela, a R1,3 billion conditional grant allocated to the department was withheld by the National Treasury because of Coghsta’s failure to comply with procurement processes. This follows a forensic audit which discovered alleged anomalies in the irregular award of a R900 million RDP housing deal in December last year. While Kgejepe admitted that Coghsta’s image was affected by the happenings he warned that maladministration, incompetence and corruption would not be tolerated. “The Premier has been acting against maladministration, incompetence and corruption. The image of the province’s administration has been tainted. We rally behind the Premier all the way and we are saying those found guilty must face consequences. “In cabinet there is unison in that regard that those who have been found guilty of maladministration, incompetence and corruption must face disciplinary action,” Kgetjepe maintained.

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Top international NOSA awards for Lepelle Northern Water

Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) women personnel, Mss Valerie van der Slik (Regional Safety Coordinator for Mopani) and Paulina Buyani (Regional Safety, Health & Environmental Officer for Sekhukhune) will be recognised for their sterling efforts in helping the organisation to be awarded with the coveted NOSA Five Star rating at the Fusion Boutique Hotel tonight. With them is Mr Carel Schmahl, General Manager for Operations and Maintenance for LNW. water treatment plants and three waste water treatment works in Limpopo. NOSA regionally awards the top three companies in the Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) sector; water supply, electricity is proud to announce that water and gas following the successful treatment schemes falling under its management have once again implementation of the NOSA Five Star Management System within excelled at the National Occupaeach respective sector industry tional Safety Association (NOSA) based on the efforts made to awards at regional, national and implement the Safety, Health and international level. Environment (SHE) NOSA Five LNW does business with the understanding that safety forms one Star Management System resultof the cornerstones of a success- ing from the annual grading audit outcomes. ful organisation, where failure to LNW is audited annually by implement safe practices at the work place can have an extremely NOSA to determine the status of LNW’s risk management sysnegative effect on productivity tem and compliance with the and profitability. All employees applicable NOSA protocol. The stationed at various operations process entails a measurement belonging to LNW are encouraged to participate in NOSA safety and evaluation of SHE standards in line with the plant’s specific programmes. risks. The audit then identifies the The organisation operates nine WARREN BLUNT >>

company’s strengths and weaknesses and provides opportunities for improvement in the day-to-day management of SHE related risks. Water treatment plants falling under LNW that received NOSA Five Star ratings are Phalaborwa, Politsi, Modjadji, Nkowankowa and Doorndraai while Flag Boshielo, Marble Hall, Ebenezer, Tubatse and Olifantspoort received NOSA Four Star ratings in 2012. During the recent 2012 Regional NOSA Awards, LNW walked away with the top three awards at their Doorndraai, Ebenezer and Phalaborwa water treatment plants. In addition to the awards received by the water treatment plants falling under LNW management, two of LNW personnel scooped the Individual NOSA Performance Recognition Award for the Best SHE Coordinator both regionally

and internationally. Ms Valerie van der Slik, the SHE Coordinator in Mopani Region won the Individual NOSA Performance Recognition Award for the Best SHE coordinator in her region. Ms Paulina Buyani was awarded for implementing the highest standard of SHE practises at the Doorndraai water treatment plant. Both women say the recent awards are the result of years of hard work in implementing the best SHE practises in their respective areas of operation. Winning the awards will motivate them to work even harder in order for LNW to continue receiving Five Star NOSA ratings in the future. LNW will be celebrating their NOSA Five Star awards with their personnel and specially invited guests at the Fusion Boutique Hotel today (Thursday).


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11 Oktober >> The Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) hosts their annual Relay for Life at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium. Contact them on 015 297 1268 for more information. 16 Oktober >> Die Doornbult Gemeenskapsolisiërings-

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forum (GPF) hou ‘n markdag met kos, kuns, stalletjies en hope pret. Om ‘n stalletjie te bespreek, kan Niekolene by 083 287 2320 geskakel word. 26 Oktober >> Sjiek-Shack bied ‘n markdag op hul perseel, by Rockcotta Garden Decor & Paving in Kerkstraat aan. Vir meer besonderhede skakel me Yolande Botha by 082 448 2618 30 Oktober tot 2 November >> Moenie die Handgeduntesmark by die NG Kerk Pietersburg-Noord misloop nie. Net handgemaakte items word verkoop en uitstalruimte is nog beskikbaar. Skakel me Ansie du Toit by 082 703 8486 vir meer besonderhede. 30 November >> The Raymond Shihawu Foundation in collaboration with Beyond Entertainment Movement (BEM) is hosting the first ever Limpopo Hip Hop Awards at the Library Gardens auditorium from 18:00. Contact Tlakale Mogowe on 083 574 6018 for more information.

MARIËTTE SNYDER >> To be crowned Miss Limpopo and Miss Limpopo Teen 2014 you need to be beautiful on the outside as well as the inside. Polokwane Observer is again the print media sponsor of the 2014 pageant. The organisers of this prestigious event said they are adding a surprising twist to the competition. One of the beauties will stand a chance to be crowned Beauty with a Heart. The finalists will have to do dedicated community work four weeks prior to the crowning set to take place at Bolivia Lodge on 30 November. The judges will focus strongly on outreach projects. New on the programme is the crowning of the Top Model of the evening. Miss René Kidd, one of the organisers said: “Miss Limpopo has a unique slot in our pageant; it is our way of doing our part to save


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CHARLI BEDET Upon my arrival back in the province seven months ago I immediately engrossed myself into the ins and outs of the local lifestyle and most importantly, local politics. So far, the former has proven a much easier transition, I have my Sepedi back on track and converting the Dutch language to Afrikaans albeit perplexing at the best of times, is without hindrance in comparison with the latter. We all know that politics is notoriously brutal, filled with wildly ambitious characters fighting for influence in a competitive stage, where money goes a long way and nobody is safe. It happens everywhere, however, our local politics has left me baffled. Case in point, recently, Mr Anton Bredell, a Democratic Alliance (DA) Minister in the Western Cape, exchanged thoughts with this very paper, revealing that the province has an unspent balance of R1 014 782 on its last allocated MIG budget of R2 462 883. And, on 30 June 2013, it entailed a 58%-expenditure resulting in it ranking last of all provinces. In simple terms, Limpopo is sitting on a service delivery time bomb and money is not the problem, he added. And herein lies the question. How can Limpopo, cited as one of the poorer provinces in the nation end up ranking last on expenditure compared to all other provinces? Revelations like this and many others of the same calibre leaves one in a state of confusion when trying to make sense of our local political shenanigans. Perhaps my observations are a result of my political naiveté, but surely the fact that the Western Cape, a province with a great economic performance has a zero balance on expenditure, and Limpopo has unspent balance defies logic. I am sure the Western Cape has its own problems, which province doesn’t? In this part of the woods, if the local news headlines are anything to go by, the word politics is synonymous with corruption and favouritism in allocating government tenders. Political appointments are like musical chairs, politicians are dancing around the circle of seats ready to be reshuffled when the song comes to coda.

All this creates an uncertainty among those in office, constantly worried about whom they show loyalty to secure their political careers. All depressing yet fascinating to read, and one wonders, when all this is going on, is there a time to be loyal to the people they are appointed to serve? When following this tidal wave of negative reporting, you are left with a feeling that serving the public is not on top of the agenda. With all this ousting and reappointing, it has become personal. The desire to do right does not count for anything anymore. Whatever happened to government of the people, by the people, for the people? What I have gathered so far is that our local political system is fundamentally broken and is in need of a massive change. And that the public is fed up with the struggle to keep their heads above water while continuing to hear about astronomical amounts of money being squanders and endless tales of corruption within the government. My humble opinion is that if prosperity is to be experienced, our politicians should take a step back, re-evaluate their positions, and understand that the seats and the titles they hold are merely a platform to serve the people and not to serve themselves. The province needs knowledgeable, thoughtful and selfless leaders who will stay long in their positions enough to connect with the public and offer deliver services they pledge. Dedicated individuals to develop and diversifying our local economy to reduce the brain drain and show real progress. Leaders who understand that political titles and serving the people are not mutually exclusive. And to quote Niccolo Machiavelli, “It is not titles that honour men but men that honour titles”. About the Author Charli Bedet is the Founding CEO of Balushi Media, the first full service Public Relations and Event Management firm with international partners in Polokwane. She holds a bachelors degree in International Communication Management from Inholland University, Rotterdam. She also studied International & European Law from the Hague University. For more info visit


CVO Vivo-leerders bied suksesvolle toneelstuk FOTO: VOORSIEN


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19 OCTOBER 2013 @ 10H30



VIEWING: 18 OCTOBER FROM 09:00 - 16:30

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R10 000 Deposit on Registration. Documentation Fee & VAT Payable. All payments strictly bank cheque or EFT only. Please note the Auctioneer may bid to the reserve price on behalf of the Seller. All the above is subject to change without prior notice.

FICA requirements apply to every sale. Buyers to provide ID and proof of residence on registration. The rules of the auction comply with section 45 of the Consumer Protection Act, Act 68 of 2008.

preferences voorkeure

Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) MEC, Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe shares a few of his favourites FAVOURITE Book>> South Africa’s Suspended Revolution (Adam Habib) FAVOURITE food>> Pap and vleis (beef) FAVOURITE music>> Afro jazz FAVOURITE car>> Any car as long it reaches the destination FAVOURITE destination>> Nature resorts, for example the Kruger National Park



E-mail with your picture and caption. The reader who sends in the best photo will receive a monthly cash prize of R250.

Me Anelda Oosthuizen het dié unieke foto van ‘n spinnekop en olifant tydens hul onlangse kuier in die Kruger Nasionale Park geneem.



our planet. All the finalists have to design and create an outfit from recycled material and there have been some amazing designs and outfits in the past. So girls, put your creative thinking caps on and go for it.” The preliminary judging will take place at Bolivia Lodge on 27 October. A workshop for entrants will be held at House of Asante at 29 Jorissen Street at 09:00 on 19 October. Topics such as the dress code for the event and how to approach the interview will be discussed. The official photographer for the event will also be available on the day to take photographs that can be used to accompany the entry form. A fee of R50 is payable for the workshop. Contact Ms Zonique van den Berg on 082 051 2740 or send an email to for more information regarding the workshop and the pageant.

Auctioneer: Chico da Silva

Die dramagroep van die CVO skool in Vivo, onder leiding van mnr Werner Rautenbach is sedert 2012 hard aan die werk om dié leerders se talent te slyp. ‘n Uitnemende toneelstuk is onlangs op die planke gebring wat deur die leerders sowel as die gehoor geniet is.

Capricorn District Municipality PO Bo x 4100 POLOKWANE 41 Biccard street 0700

Tel: 015 294 1000 Fax: 015 295 4010 E-mail: website:

Quotation Notice Capricorn District Municipality invites Service Providers to Quote for the following services: QUOTATION NO





Installation of inline disinfection Units


18 October 2013, @11H00

Document for the above quotation is obtainable upon a non-refundable payment as stated above, in cash at Capricorn District Municipality offices, 41 Biccard Street Polokwane as from 10 October 2013. Document will be sold from 08H00 until 15H00. No document purchased will be exchanged for any reason. Queries relating to the issues of these document may be addressed to Ms Sekole Margaret or Mr Justice Rathupetsane at Tel: 015 294 1210 and 015 294 1213. The Quotation sealed in an envelope clearly indicating the quotation number and the description should be placed in the tender box at Capricorn District Municipality, 41 Biccard Street Polokwane, not later than the specified closing date and time. Telegraphic, telefax or e-mail Quotation will not be accepted.

Municipal Manager Ngoako Molokomme

Re Šoma le Setšhaba

October 10, 2013

Polokwane Observer




Business tips for surviving seasonal fluctuations RC Myburgh >>


hough seasonality in the tourism industry is particularly noticeable, many business owners do not realise that it is a reality they have to grapple with. The inherent seasonality of many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across many sectors is perfectly illustrated by the way accommodation establishments take turns at feast and famine in South Africa. Mr Marten Stavast, Business Partners Area Manager explained that at a certain time of the year, a great wave of bed and breakfast customers pushes to the economic inland on business while coastal beds stand empty. During holiday season the coast is flushed with people leaving the inland accommodation industry wondering how to survive the lean months. Stavast said that seasonality could be a result of many factors such as fluctuations of demand and in other cases because of supply. One of the marks of true entrepreneurship is how capably business owners adapt to and even counter seasonality in their industries. Stavast supplied tips for SME owners on how to ride the roller coaster of seasonal fluctuations.

Business profile>>

October 10, 2013 >> Page 16

>> Find ways to stay in touch with regular clients

• Get to know the cycles in your industry and accept its reality. When you are new to an industry, rapid growth of a business may mask the normal seasonal fluctuation, fooling you into thinking that monthly sales figures will either remain stable or keep on rising. Make sure that you base conclusions about the seasonality of your business on sales data from at least two or three years. If you have not been in business that long, find out from your peers and industry experts. • The importance of planning in dealing with seasonality cannot be overemphasised. Business owners must keep their gaze at least six months ahead of the present through proper planning systems. Cash cushions need to be built during busy months to carry the business over quieter periods. Stock levels and staff levels must be carefully planned to avoid having cash tied up or waiting on supplies when business picks up again. • Building and maintaining alternative income streams to counteract the off-season is a valid survival strategy, even if it takes you focus off you core business to a certain extend. An example is that of a ceramic workshop that could give pottery lessons in the low-sales months or a landscaping company

could put his trucks to use for short term transport contracts in the off season. • Promotions need to be countercyclical to a certain extend. You already missed the bus when you only start advertising during the busy months. It is best to reach your clientele beforehand. Businesses should also shift promotions to suite the various seasons. • Find ways to stay in touch with regular clients. If you don’t see them during off seasons doesn’t mean they have disappeared. • When employing seasonal short term workers the trick is to manage expectations of seasonal workers and to keep abreast of the tightening regulations around temporary work in South Africa. • To borrow, lease or rent equipment during busy periods are better than having them stand idle for half the year. • It helps to cultivate a relationship with a financier that understands the seasonality of your business. In some cases equity finance may be better suited than a loan to help the business overcome deep offseason dips. • Use quiet months to prepare for the peak season by doing staff training, planning, building, inventory, repairing and maintenance.

Oscar Mailula

Business: Sanlam Limpopo Why did you choose this profession? >> To create, protect and grow wealth for clients What are the competitive advantages of your industry/business? >> Client centeredness, integrity and accountability How do you live out your passion for your career? >> Serve clients with pride and I love what I do

Diarise important coal mining conference Warren Blunt >> The second Limpopo Coalfields Conference will be co-hosted by the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) and the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (Ledet) on 17 and 18 October at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort. The theme for the event will be ‘The Supply and Demand for Limpopo Energy – a five to ten year view.’ The 2012 conference made available valuable information on the geological, mining and coal challenges in these northern coalfields. The second conference

examines the development taking place in the region against the present backdrop in South Africa’s precarious mining industry. This is the first time that the FFF and Ledet will be hosting the event together and the foundation is pleased to welcome the department as a partner in this important event. Topics to be discussed at the conference will include sustainable relationships between mining and the environment, transportation, water management, community development and technology. For further information email the conference secretariat at

Mzanzi Spelling Bee to hit Limpopo KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> The best spellers in Limpopo are set to fight it out for the title of best provincial speller during the Mzanzi Spelling Bee to be held on 26 October at Mitchell House. “One word at a time, one child at a time,” that is the objective of Mzanzi Spelling Bee, a non-profit organisation started by South Africans wanting to contribute to the development of South Africa through education. The provincial round of the competition will see spellers from around Limpopo taking part in a challenging round to separate the best from the rest. Schools taking part in the provincial round of the spelling competition are Mitchell House, Toronto Primary School, Pula Madibogo Primary School and

Dikolobe Primary School, all from the Capricorn district. Ms Lucy Mofokeng from Mzanzi Spelling Bee said the love of words is the one gift that South Africans can give their children. “Our organisation aims to develop children through education and challenges children from age 9 to 14 get their tongues around extra difficult vowels and consonants.” She added that hundreds of people around South Africa have this year joined forces to come together for the common purpose of encouraging children to spell and have faith in their abilities. Come with your children and cheer on some of the best spellers in the province. Entrance is free but bookings are essential. To make a booking to take part in the fun of the Spelling Bee contact Mofokeng on 011 616 3856.

Checkers, Mall of the North R63,99 R79,99 R61,99

Ace 10 kg Iwisa 12,5 kg White Star 10 kg

Shoprite, Market Street R78,99 R79,99 R63,99

Pick n Pay, Cycad R60,99 R77,99 R65,99

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Price Watch aims to assist readers in making informed decisions when spending their hard earned cash. This week we focus on bulk packed super maize meal. These prices were compared by Polokwane Observer on Monday, 7 October between 10:00 and 11:00. Prices are VAT inclusive.



Fresh retail concepts from MoN M

all of the North is bringing shoppers more of what they want and improving its shopping experience. On 28 September eager customers stood in line for the highly anticipated opening of Wakaberry at Mall of the North. Volpes and the Tobacconist will also open in this super-regional shopping mall before the end of the year and several shops are moving to create easier, more intuitive store groupings. Mall of the North is a 75,000 m² super regional shopping centre nestled in the heart of Polokwane with over 180 stores, easy access, generous parking and convenient shopping hours. Ms Sumari de Ridder, General Manager of Mall of the North, says: “Shopping trends are constantly evolving and we keep a keen eye on what our customers want. With these three new stores, we’re pleased to give our shoppers the very latest in retail concepts, both local and international.” Taking South Africa by storm, Wakaberry Frozen Yoghurt Bar brought its unique interactive self-service, soft-serve, frozen yoghurt to Mall of the North. This fresh, bright, highenergy store serves up only the best 100% real frozen yoghurt, which is super low in fat

and accompanied by a delight of toppings and sauces. Volpes, The Linen Company, will also open at Mall of the North before year end in a 500 m² store. It is the first Volpes store in Limpopo. Volpes is one of the oldest and most respected family-run companies in South Africa and manufactures and distributes linens throughout southern Africa. The Tobacconist, which will open next to Jay Jays in December, will offer a wide range

of cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, smoking accessories and gifts. “We also look at how our customers shop and group stores to make the best sense for them,” says De Ridder. “To enhance the shopping experience at Mall of the North, we are moving four shops.” King Pie has moved opposite Sausage Saloon on the lower level, Glomail is relocating near the Nedbank entrance on the lower level, Jay Jays will open across from Gen-X and

Wakaberry’s Frozen Joghurt Bar at Mall of the North.

The revamped PNA outlet at Mall of the North.

Career Day for Limpopo learners KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> Learners from across Limpopo came together at Jack Botes Hall on Friday morning to explore and obtain guidance about possible careers and study choices after school. Under the direction of the Polokwane Municipality and Executive Mayor, Cllr Freddy Greaver, various potential institutions and employers gave presentations on their industry or field of expertise. Polokwane Municipal Manager, Ms Connie Mametja opened the proceedings and welcomed learners to the Career Awareness Drive held proudly by the Polokwane Municipality in order to minimise and tackle issues like unemployment and shortages of skilled labourers in certain fields. Among others, the University of Limpopo held an informative presentation regarding higher education and the various options and doors further studying can open for a young person in Limpopo. During this presentation the various available bursaries and scholarships were also discussed. Stakeholders in the employment sectors of Limpopo were given a chance to speak about the benefits of working in a big company and some of the bursaries and scholarships at-


tached to their businesses and which fields of trade are facing dire shortages in the employment sector. Coca-Cola Fortune and First National Bank were some of these stakeholders taking part in the information sessions. First hand experiences and the benefits of receiving a bursary or a scholarship for

your studies were expertly explained by bursary holders who are currently reaping the fruits of astute studying whilst in high school. With the school year almost drawing to a close the importance of planning for your future after school is of paramount importance.

Photo: Keshia Jansens van Rensburg

Photo: Mariette Snyder

Polokwane Municipal Manager, Ms Connie Mametja welcomed learners to the Polokwane Municipality’s Career Awareness Drive.

Polokwane Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr Freddy Greaver and learners from Westenburg High School are very happy after finding out how many options learners have for further education after completing high school with good grades.

Observer asked residents what they think needs to be done since the provincial / Polokwane province has allegdly become a hot spot for illegal cigarette smuggling. Observer het inwoners se opinie gevra oor Limpopo wat as roete vir local issues Polokwane die onwettige handel in sigarette gebruik word en wat daaraan gedoen kan word.

Mr Alfred Matlou: “Something is wrong with our province. It has become a dumping site for all sorts of things; I am not surprised that our law enforcement officers are not doing enough to curb this problem.”

Me Anri Matthee: “Die engiste manier om onwettige handel in sigarette hok te slaan is om die sekuriteitsmaatreëls by die grensposte op te skerp.”

Mr Precious Ledwaba: “Harsher punishment should be taken against those who are found selling those illegal cigarettes. I also think our Police should do regular checkups at various shops to check if they are illegal cigarettes.”

Me Bianca Adlem: “Dit is moeilik om met ‘n oplossing vorendag te kom omdat daar verskeie onwettige aktiwiteite op grensposte gebeur waarvan sigarethandel een is.”

Mr Ronny Khalo: “I think it is time the Police do their work properly. They are the ones who should stop this unlawful activity.”

Mnr Mark Page: “Ek dink ‘n provinsiale taakmag sal dié probleem moet aanspreek.”

FotoFirst is now next to Dischem. The newly refurbished and colourful PNA opened on Friday. Mall of the North is jointly owned by JSE-listed Resilient Property Income Fund, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, and Moolman Group.


Polokwane Observer

Oktober 10, 2013

Swierigheid by CVO Skool Vivo se ‘Phantom of the Opera’ matriekafskeid

Oktober 10, 2013

>> ‘n Aand van swierigheid het vir die matriekleerders van die CVO Skool Vivo en hul metgeselle Vrydagaand by die Marko Saal in Polokwane afgeskop. Glimlaggende gesigte en opgewondenheid was kenmerkend vir die matrieks se laaste byeenkoms as hoërskoolleerders. FOTO’S: KESHIA JANSENS VAN RENSBURG





Sumarie van Staden en Mich Nel.

Liesie du Preez en Jean Volschenk.

Mareli Prinsloo en Jan-Gerrit Slot.

Ignatius Duvenhage en Chante Lewis.

Heinrich Pistorius en Elrie Herholdt.

Osies verkies nuwe 2014-leiers

Lian Bolhuis en Storm Esterhuizen.

Martie Veldman en Danie Fick.

Marlie Booyens en DF Roux.

Heel bo: Amè Greeff en Louis Meyer. Onder: Andrea Muller en Christopher Terblanche.

Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos het onlangs hul nuwe leiers vir 2014 aangekondig. Die seuns is Kevin Booyens, Jan Hendrik Botha, Tiflin Brown, Streicher Claassens, Brandon Cronje, Frederick Fourie, Dewan Jacobsz, Devan Janse van Rensburg, Derik Joubert, Gunter Kruger, Wian Kruger, Hendri Louw, Wicus Neethling, Bart Oerlemans, Leard Prenzler, Ivan Reynecke, Phillip Stiemie, Eli Ströh (afwesig), Andre van Wyngaardt en Gerhard Venter. Die meisies is Janty Beukes, Cara Coetzee, Marcelle de Jager, Zene de Waal, Chaunte du Bruyn, Welmi Groenewald, Zydra Hattingh, Iante Kritzinger, Yvette Louw, Elismarie Olivier, Carmen Pratt, Lise Prinsloo, Mia Schulenburg, Maricia Theunissen, Ritasha Theunissen, Leigh van der Merwe, Tenieke van der Watt, Mia van Rhyn, Juane Viljoen en Juane Vorster. Agter staan me Anri Kriek en mnr Henry de Nyschen. FOTO: KESHIA JANSENS VAN RENSBURG


October 10, 2013

20 OBSERVER Blitz Paving & Bricks celebrates 8 years polokwane


Photo: Mariëtte Snyder

Visit Blitz Paving and Bricks on the Makhado road for excellent service and the best quality products.

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Blitz Paving and Bricks Baie celebrates eight years geluk met of unrivalled success jul 8ste Mariëtte Snyder >>

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ince first opening their doors in 2005, Blitz Paving and Bricks has firmly established a reputation in the industry for service excellence and quality workmanship.

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We wish Blitz Paving a happy 8th birthday.

Baie geluk met jul 8ste verjaarsdag! Plot 29 • Tweefontein • Polokwane 072 338 0433

P.O. Box 246, Fauna Park, 0787 Tel: 015 293 1689, Fax: 015 293 1059 probrick&


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Congratulations to Blitz Paving on your 8th birthday! We have completed projects at: Bradbury’s Commercial Auto Body, 82 Silicon St. Cycad Pick & Pay, Ultra Liquor, B.F Distributors, Incledon, Corporate Park

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Baie geluk Andre en jou span met 8 jaar van sukses!

Celebrating their eighth birthday this month they can look back on a period of successful growth and increasing of their wide client base. Expanding their product line in 2010 meant that, in addition to paving bricks, they also sell any type of building bricks. They manufacture cobblestones, stepping stones and cladding as well. They pride themselves in the professional service they offer their clients in keeping with their vision of striving towards providing good quality work, always being on time and above all and delivering excellent services to the public. They offer the following high quality products at the most competitive prices beating out competition with their rapid response time on all quotations and tasks: Bullnoses - for edging around swimming

pools Curbs - for edging around paving Cobbles - suitable for driveways, patios, walkways, pool surrounds and parking areas Building and paving bricks – any type of building bricks at very competitive prices Stepping stones, circles and tiles - can be used for interior and exterior areas CCA poles - treated and untreated poles, laths and droppers in various lengths and sizes Cladding - can be used for interior and exterior areas Paving - for driveways, patios, walkways, pool surrounds and parking areas They also work closely with landscapers and architects and with their wide experience can offer valuable advice on product choice, site preparation and layout. Visit their showroom at their premises on the Makhado road, 1 km past the South African Breweries or contact them on 082 552 0414 or 082 562 6906 for a free quotation or more information or visit their website at www.blitzpaving. Their trading hours are Monday to Friday from 08:00 till 16:30 and Saturday from 08:00 till 12:00. They will however do quotations after hours.

Tel: 015 296 3099 015 296 3183 Shop 3, Bendor, Shopping Centre cnr Morris & De Wet Drive, Bendor

Baie geluk aan André Gouws en jou span met jul 8ste verjaarsdag. Mag julle van krag tot krag groei. Tel: 015 293 0868 015 293 2934 Fax: 015 293 2822 31 Yster Street, Ladine, Polokwane

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Blitz Paving & Bricks celebrates 8 years





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Motors profile>>

October 10, 2013 >> PAGE 22

Ben van Vuuren PHOTO: INTERNET

The new Opel Astra sedan is soon to arrive at Westvaal Polokwane.

Handelaar: Kia Polokwane Waarom is jy by hierdie handelaar betrokke? >> Aanvraag vir ons produk Is ‘n motor ‘n belegging? Waarom/waarom nie? >> Daar is sekere faktore wat dit kan bepaal Wat is die unieke eienskappe van jou produk? >> Kwaliteit, prys en voorkoms

Road accidents has costly effect on economy MPHO DUBE >>

New Opel Astra sedan coming soon >> The Opel Astra’s dynamic looks connect the driver with the road >> The 1,6-litre turbocharged engine delivers 132 kW RC MYBURGH >>


xciting times await Opel fanatics as well as drivers in the competitive market when the new Opel Astra sedan is expected to arrive in Polokwane by the end of this month. Opel Astra has dynamic looks and it connects the driver to the road through great steering and a superb suspension. Responsive and efficient engines are added to this mean machine which results in an exhilarating driving experience. If you need a vehicle with head turning stylish design, outstanding comfort equipment, exceptional driving dynamics, fuel efficient turbo and state of the art safety features the Opel Astra sedan couldn’t arrive soon enough. The new range offers a 1,4 and 1,6 litre

engine in either the Essentia or Cosmo model. The 1,4 Essentia is also available with automatic transmission. Both engines are equipped with a turbo resulting in the 1,4-litre to generate 103 kW of power and 200 Nm of torque while the 1,6-litre turbocharged Cosmo performs at 132 kW and 230 Nm. These two models respectively offer a combined fuel consumption of 5,9 and 6,8 litres of fuel per 100 km. The Opel design team gave the new Astra a very stylish and sleek silhouette. The roofline arcs gently over the passenger area and descends in a seamless sweep through the steeply raked rear screen to the sculpted aerodynamic lip at the end of the short rear deck. And because the raked C-pillar stretches so far back into the rear deck area, it visually conceals the size of the trunk in an elegant fashion. The feature line running through the door handles becomes more defined towards the rear, creating a muscular shoulder effect below the base of the C-pillar and the rear deck. The rear is characterized by the steeply raked rear screen, the integrated deck spoiler, and the broad sweep of the sculpted bumper. The design of the tail lights echoes those of

other Astra models, and the subtle crease which links them adds width and avoids any impression of bulkiness. The exterior design is only a fraction of what Opel really wants to achieve with this new model. The interior tells a story of superb materials used to design a comfortable cabin filled with interesting gadgets and safety features. The Opel Astra offers storage possibilities that are as numerous and practical. Eighteen storage compartments include door pockets front and rear with bottle holders, a driver’s storage bin, cup holders, a large glove box, and front and rear centre armrests with closed storage compartments. The Opel Astra is not only equipped with state-of-the art active safety systems, but also protects its occupants with exemplary passive safety technologies. Robust bumpers and highly efficient energy absorption systems deal with minor impacts. The bumper beams are precisely positioned for maximum protection in car to car low speed impacts, helping cut repair bills and leading to excellent insurance classification. Keep an eye on Westvaal Polokwane’s showroom not to miss out on the Opel Astra sedan’s arrival at the end of the month.

For the Best Truck Hire Solution in Limpopo!

Spartan Truck Hire & Logistics is a highly experienced truck rental and logistics company which is driven by providing exceptional service. We now have a branch in POLOKWANE. We supply the following: Light vehicles, drop sides, curtain sides, panel vans, specialised vehicles and crane trucks. For a quote that is tailormade to suit your requirements contact Lindy on 072 160 6078 or email:

You can visit us at Corporate Park 2, Unit 3, Danielle Close, Magna Via, Polokwane

The high accident rate on South African roads is a huge concern for authorities as it negatively impacts the national economy by R306 billion annually. Roads and Transport Head of Department, Mr Hanli Du Plessis recently pointed out the devastating effect of the situation when, during the Road Accident Fund’s (RAF) recent 24th RAF on the Road outreach the department offered the fund an enhanced partnership to ensure better service delivery. This includes the department announcing that it was offering the fund office space to operate from, thereby increasing its geographical footprint and accessibility to crash victims in the province. Roads and Transport MEC, Mr Lehlogonolo Masoga earlier also raised concern about the state of affairs following a report released by the International Transport Forum’s (ITF) in May this year which indicated that, out of 36 other countries, South Africa rates the worst in terms of road accident fatalities. The statistics revealed that South Africa’s road fatalities per 100 000 inhabitants was 27,6 in 2011. Other developing countries included in the report did not exceed South Africa’s road death toll. Both Argentina and Colombia reached around 12, while Malaysia was second worst with 23,8. Developed countries such as the United States of America rated 10,4 and Australia 5,6. “The RAF alone pays out at least R15 billion to victims of road crashes each year. Of this amount R1 billion is for continued medical support of those who get injured during crashes. Through its community outreach programme the fund is able to swiftly register and settle claims on the location. This will also assist in cutting out the middleman to ensure that claims are fairly paid out to the parties involved in an accident,” Masoga elaborated at the time. During the RAF on the Road outreach claimants’ general queries were addressed; new claims could were originated; complaints about unscrupulous representatives were immediately lodged for processing and settlement offers made. Settlements offers to the tune of R12,5 million had been made by the end of the day. Professor Erick Neluheni, an orthopaedic surgeon said he was looking forward to partnering with the RAF in a spinal injuries rehabilitation unit due to be set up in Limpopo. “There are no spinal injuries rehabilitation centres in Limpopo yet Gauteng has five. About 80% of patients with paralysis or who are paraplegic are taken to Gauteng at great cost to the fiscus. I hope that with RAF’s partnership, we will be able to deliver a crucial service to our people in Limpopo, which has added challenges of accessibility due to the province largely being rural,” Neluheni is quoted to have said.

October 10, 2013

Polokwane Observer


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Foto: Elna Esterhuysen

Yolande Nel, redakteur van Polokwane Observer en Leopold Senekal, eienaar van Small Wall Gallery by ‘n foto wat deel is van Nel se uitstalling getiteld ‘Red Hot Soul’.

olande Nel, redakteur van Polokwane Observer se foto-uitstalling, getiteld Red Hot Soul, is verlede week te midde van groot belangstelling by Polokwane se jongste kunsgalery, Small Wall Gallery, geopen. Leopold Senekal, eienaar en kurator sê: “Die opening van die uitstalling van die talentvolle Yolande Nel se aangrypende fotografiese uitstalling was ‘n reuse sukses.” Gaste is op ‘n wêreldreis deur die eerlike, gegronde en lewendige lens van ‘n ware “visual terrorist” weggevoer. “Gaste moes hul koppies van ‘n reuse wynvat pluk en proe-proe deur die verskeidenheid unieke happies wat geselekteerde wyne vergesel het.” Nel sê dit was ‘n voorreg om deel te wees van die dinamiese ruimte en dat fotografie as kunsvorm in Polokwane hopelik hierdeur meer erkenning sal kry. Die uitstalling duur tot einde Oktober.

Traditional Sepedi wedding CD launched Warren Blunt >> Polokwane musician, Ms Kate Seala is excited with the launch of her first CD “Tsatsawane” that was produced and engineered by local musician, Rendani N. The CD features traditional Sepedi music for weddings and caters for both the older and younger generation. Seala says the CD must be listened to by couples planning to get married as it spreads a positive message on the joy and pitfalls of love. Polokwane Observer will give away a free CD of Seale’s new album to three lucky readers. Sms the answer to the question: What is the name of the new CD of Kate Seala to 076

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Mercurius Commercial Polokwane

Dealer of the Year 2013 The Home of:

MERCURIUS COMMERCIAL POLOKWANE Corporate Park 1, 5 Marmer Road, Magna Via, Polokwane Ext 12 Tel: 015 298 4700 Fax: 015 298 4790


Property profile>>


Agency: Aïda Polokwane What is interesting about your work? >> I love working with people and I believe that it is my calling Buy or rent? Why? >> Buy - the market is still affordable. Rent - we offer reasonable and high standard services to our clients Do you think the interest rate will increase soon? Why/Why not? >> Due to the unrest in our country it is not likely that an increase in the interest rate can be avoided.

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Mahlatse Sebeka

Business owners should aim to own their premises W

hether to rent or buy the premises they operate from is a dilemma many small to medium size business owners are faced with. Chairman of the Rawson Property Group, Mr Bill Rawson in a recent press release stated that if a business does not require a high profile or a visible position, it is almost always more beneficial to buy, especially if the property contemplated is a residential building which has been or could be rezoned to have commercial rights. This, however, only applies if the buyer plans to hold the property in his own name for at least five years. “One of the obvious major advantages of buying now is that the interest rate will be at its current low level which may be raised in early 2014, but not by a large amount. The general prediction is that it will probably not rise by more than 1% or 2%.” Commercial property rentals are rising steadily by 8% to 10% per annum and are now almost standard and this means that five years down the line a tenant may be paying up to 60% more in rental costs. As an owner occupier his payments are fixed.

Elmadal - 5 ha

EksklusiEwE klEinhoEwE tE koop.

3 Slaapkamerhuis en dubbelmotorhuis. 2 Badkamers waarvan 1 en suite is, TV-kamer en onthaalarea. Boorgat asook waterskema-water. Buitegeboue o.a. 2 x geboude hoenderhokke. Rede vir verkoop: Medies. Prys R950 000. kontak hannes van staden 083 866 8278 of Andre 082 373 2751 vir enige navrae


POLOKWANE • R1 600 000

FARM LIFESTYLE! This is a neat low maintenance 2ha plot. Very spacious with a super entertainment area with built-in braai. Secured with electric fence, 2x dams. Phone your friendly by nature agent!

Johann Swart 082 829 5084




BRENDA • 082 696 9227

15A Schoeman Street, Polokwane, 0699, P.O. Box 1961, Polokwane, 0700 Tel: 015 295 3134 Fax: 015 295 3161 E-mail: Website:


Rawson Property Group Chairperson, Mr Bill Rawson expects property values to rise after 2016.

ROSEMARY 082 804 9725


Tel: 015 295 3134


BENDOR • R1 650 000

MODERN AND COSY. This well laid out townhouse with excellent finishes is situated in a popular security estate. Patio for outside entertaining leading to pool and easy manageable garden. Ample parking space. Own this superb property in sought after estate. Call today!






GRETHA • 082 802 1874


NIRVANA • R435 000

A JUMBO STAND IN NIRVANA! Ideal for all individuals from all walks of life. Stand size: 730m². Close to all amenities such as schools churches and supermarkets. Covered by walls on 3 sides. This is for you. Call now!

JACOB • 082 466 8366






LOUWRENS • 082 958 6632


WELL PRICED NEWLY RENOVATED FAMILY HOME. This family home offers 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms and open-plan living areas. Well planned kitchen with scullery and laundry. Double garage - sparkling pool on a huge stand 1586m². Electric fenced on 4 sides with remote control gate - 2 geysers for your comfort. Aircon in lounge. Phone me now to view the property.






SIAS • 082 372 7265

SESHEGO • R489 000




Wonderful property for individuals from all walks of life. Close to all amenities such as schools - churches and shopping mall. Protected by walls right around and palisades and lockable gates and burglar bars at windows. This one is for you!





SERALA VIEW • R950 000

EDUAN PARK • R1 080 000

FAUNA PARK • R990 000

STOP RENTING! The search has ended! Spacious family home on 1013m² stand. More than enough space to expand. This property is very well positioned. Modern kitchen. Fully fenced, lots of paving. Close to all amenities. Selling at bank valuation. Don’t hesitate - Call now!













Suitable for young and old couples. Close to schools, churches, creche and all amenities. Well built. Act today please. Call now to view!






SHEPSTONE • 072 458 4524


Bodorp - 4 Bedrooms @ R8 000pm Rethabile - 3 Bedrooms @ R3 500pm Welgelegen - 4 Bedrooms @ R8 400pm Penina Park - 3 Bedrooms @ R5 570pm Flora Park - 2 Bedrooms @ R4 120pm Fauna Park - 3 Bedrooms @ R7 000pm Ivy Park - 3 Bedrooms @ R4 500pm Emdo Park - 3 Bedrooms @ R3 000pm Flora Park - 3 Bedrooms @ R5 570pm African Jewel - 3 Bedrooms @ R3 350pm Bendor - 3 Bedrooms @ R9 500pm Hoog Street - 3 Bedrooms @ R10 000pm Bendor - 3 Bedrooms @ R5 500pm Faranani Estate - 3 Bedrooms @ R11 140pm Rethabile - 3 Bedrooms @ R4 500pm Burger Street - Medical Consulting Rooms

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Ideal for individuals from all categories. Close to all amenities such as schools, churches, shopping mall and main roads. Secured by walls right around and palisade, lockable gate and burglar bars at windows. Unbeatable value. Call today.







JACOB • 082 466 8366


Ideal for newly wed couple. Reasonable - sized house. Close to all amenities such as shops, medical centre, schools and a garage. Walls right around, big yard, lockable gate and burglar bars. A perfect choice.

SIMON • 082 476 8916

SIMON • 082 476 8916

1x 1000m² for R25.00/m² Tweefontein Smallholdings 3km from SAB Long-term

ANTON 082 443 6039



“My prediction is that over the next two or three years such properties will appreciate in real terms. Property values tend to be cyclical and by 2016 I expect that we will again be seeing steady annual value rises. If you can afford it, now is a good time to secure your own premises, no matter what sort of business you have,” Rawson stated.

building was previously zoned residential and has since been rezoned, it is quite possible that the banks will consider bonding it on a residential basis especially if the owner or a tenant lives in part of the building,” he said. The advantage of the shorter life span of the bond is that after ten years or so it is fully paid leaving the owner debt free.

“South African banks are now operating in strict compliance with the National Credit Act (NCA) and will almost never issue a bond on a commercial building for longer than ten years. This means that the buyer has to be able to pay roughly double what he would be paying each month on a 20 or 25 year residential bond. If, however the


>> Buy now while interest rates are low >> Five years down the line a tenant may be paying up to 60% more in rental costs


Suitable for young and old couples. Crime free area. Close to all amenities such as hospitals, crèche, schools, bus/taxi stop and two surgeries. Well built. Save time - call me now!






SHEPSTONE • 072 458 4524



Acacia Estate 3 Bedrooms @ R9500pm Thornhill 2 Bedrooms @ R5000 pm Oost Street 3 Bedrooms @ R6685pm Adendorf Flat 2 Bedrooms @ R5000pm Penina Park 3 Bedrooms @ R4200pm Dorp 3 Bedrooms @ R5500pm

URGENT: We need houses, flats & plots to rent for good, long term tenants!


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Geleë 7km vanaf Waterpoort. 2 x Grasdakhuise, Eskomkrag, 80% omhein met beesdraad, volop water, dam en boorgat. Natuurlike, wild kom voor.

Prys R1 800 000

Meer inligting kontak Gerhard Steyn 082 823 5068 /

Thabo Mbeki Garden Flat R 3,500.00 1 Bedroom Open-plan Lounge/Dining Bathroom Single Garage Courtyard

Van Boeschoten House R11,300.00 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Open-plan Kitchen Prepaid electricity 2 x Flats 1 November 2013

Plain View Townhouse R7,546,61 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Open-plan Scullery Laundry Pantry Lock-up Garage Carport 1 November 2013

MARULA HEIHGTS ESTATE 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, TV/Lounge & Dining Room, Double Garage, Garden R1 802 000 Sales agents: Wilsie 0824579698 | Steven 082 706 7274 Isobel 076 472 1833 | Emilia 082 374 4680 Kgosi 084 513 6434 | Jaun 083 312 5315 Northland Realty

STER PARK 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Lounges, Dining, Beautiful Kitchen, Pool, Indoor Garden R 1,908,000

Rentals: 015 297 1863 | 076 640 1414 072 670 7302 | 083 312 5315

CorpMD Consulting, Ground Floor, cnr Hillary & Phaphos streets, Ismini Park, Bendor, Polokwane Office: 015 297 1863 | Fax: 015 297 7635

AGENTS: Sales - Ansie 084 503 8322 / Letting - Charmaine 079 529 7841 OFFICE TEL: 015 291 2622 | E-mail:


APEA TEL: 015 287-3300 FAX: 015 297-5898 VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT

KONTAK STEPHEN - 082 558 3525

1) WELGELEGEN: R1 750 000 Stunning family home! 3 Living areas, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, scullery, double garage, pool, braai, borehole, 1 Wendy house. Landscaped garden. A must view property! 2) BENDOR TOWNHOUSE: R700 000.00 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Open-plan living area. Wendy house. Secure area. Close to shopping complex. 3) PLOT ON PRETORIA ROAD: R2,900 000 1x4 bedroom house 2x3 bedroom houses 2x2 bedroom houses 2 Rondavel with communal kitchen and bathroom. 10 Hectares. Beautiful bushveld area. ± 22km from city. 4) LEEUKUIL 8,5 ha PLOT: R900 000 4 Bedroom house: Chicken production facilities. Storeroom.

HOUSES 1) 2213m² CENTRAL TOWN: Zoned Res 3/14 units - R 3 500 000.00 (NEG) 2) CENTRAL MED NODE: Zoned Res 3/11 units (1665m²) 3) SILVERKRUIN: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/dining, kitchen, scullery, study, 2 x garage, 2 carports, lapa and borehole. 4) CAPRICORN: R1 100 000: 5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 garages. (Needs attention) PLOTS 1) ROODEPOORT: 26 ha. 2) House at ARABIE (Boat optional) PLOT TO LET: (Vacant) 1) LEEUKUIL FARMS 1) LEGKRAAL: ± 380 ha Cattle farm. 2) SHARE IN GAME FARM: WATERPOORT. On the Sand River. House. R500 000.00




KONTAK MATIE - 083 271 5259

1) 490 ha BEESPLAAS: Naby Polokwane met netjiese 7 slaapkamer huis, 2 plaashuise en 4 woonstelle. Netjiese plaas met uitstekende geriewe. Goeie geleentheid. Prys: R6 300 000.00 2) 92ha IRRIGATION FARM: Close to Polokwane, enough water for ±10ha Price: R3 200 000.00 3) STER PARK: Situated in quiet area. 3 Living areas, study, beautiful kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage, pool, braai, excellent entertainment area, landscaped garden. A stunning property! Price: R1 900 000.00 4) 2 ha PLOT: TWEEFONTEIN: – Modern 3 Bedroom open-plan house, 2 bathrooms, strong borehole, electric fence, steel shed. Price: R1 600 000.00

Our name means a great deal!


CONTACT SAN 072 159 5126

1) Beautiful Townhouse: Welgelegen: R7,800.00 - 1 Oct 2013 - 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, single garage, open-plan living area 2) Rooms with bathroom: 53 Compensatie St: R2,615.00 - Immediately 3) Ladanna Townhouses: Modern and newly built. Duplex 3 bedroom: R5,800.00 - 1 Nov 2013 4) Leeuwkuil plot: 4 Bedroom house. ± 12 km from city. Immediately. 5) Old Flora Park: Open-plan, 3 bedroom home. R9 000.00 - 1 December. 6) Ster Park: Furnished 1 bedroom flat: R3 200.000 TO LET INDUSTRIAL / TE HUUR INDUSTRIEëL

CONTACT STEPHEN TEl: 015 287 3300

Industrial: 1) Laboria: 4,700m² yard with 2,400m² warehouse. 2) Prime industrial warehouse, 1200m² plus 200m² office on Dendron Road. 3) Industria: Next to NTK - 420m², 270m² Office Space: 1) 430m² CBD with parking - Prime 2) Hans van Rensburg Street - 100m² 3) Hampton Court – 240m²

Oost St - Huge House R 2,120,000 Ladanna - Family Home R 932,000 Munnik St - Ster Park R 1,961,000 Sunset Boulevard R 1,300,000 Plot - Soetdorings R 2,568,000 Balule Nature Reserve R 3,700,000



CONTACT SAN - 072 159 5126

Duplex Townhouse R4,450.00 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Open-Plan Courtyard Undercover parking Prepaid electricity 1 November 2013

Pro-Arch Building, Unit 2, Bendor Drive 29, Bendor, Telefax: 015 297 1132 Fax to e-mail: 086 611 0645 -


MODERN, SECURE AND NEAT! The property boasts a beautiful 3 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms, open-plan TV room, dining area and kitchen with separate scullery. A fourth room (en suite) can be utilised as a study/home office or fourth bedroom. Patio with built-in braai leads to well maintained and neatly manicured garden, with small sparkling pool.


Endless possibilities around how you want to utilize all the space. Very special thatch atmosphere emphasized by mostly imported beautiful wood finishes. I cannot describe in words everything that this special place offers, see for yourself. It will cost you twice this price to build.

082 082 577 577 6417 6417

R1 300 000


082 082 396 396 7178 7178

R3 937 000

CUL-DE-SAC JEWEL This easily maintainable home is situated in a cul-de-sac in Welgelegen. 3 Living areas, family size kitchen, 3 bedrooms plus 2 bathrooms. Pool and lapa for the kids and a double garage for dad plus a carport for guests. Marianna


R1 749 000

083 083 268 268 5097 5097


082 082 953 953 1686 1686

Michelle 082 303 9111

STUNNINGLY MODERN Phase 2 - Hidden elegance, architect designed units with modern minimalist feel! Optionals include a pool and many more.

PRICES FROM R1 660 000

Erika 082 953 1686

Cornel 082 396 7178

Marianna 083 083 268 268 5097 5097

A Familly home with lots of charactor. 3 double sized bedrooms, 2½ full bathrooms. 3 Living areas with oregon pine floors and a fireplace. Enclosed stoep with braai area. Seperate SQ and 4 garages.

R2 186 000

FOR THE INVESTOR! 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 garage, 1 carport and prepaid electricity. 082 082 953 953 1686 1686 R776 000




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Marianna 083 083 268 268 5097 5097

Marlene 082 804 4156

Family home with 4 spacious bedrooms!! Ideal location, close to schools and town. Modern open plan kitchen, Lovely patio, 3 garages and 3 carports, very private, good security, store room, pre-paid power, one bedroom flat with lounge and bathroom - can be used as a home office, 3 geysers, borehole (no irrigation system).

R1 600 000 IF SECURITY IS A MUST, THIS IS FOR YOU Modern family home with spacious open-plan kitchen with 3 living areas, 3 sunny bedrooms plus 2 bathrooms. Double garage - remote doors. Extras such as CCTV system and patio with built-in braai.

Marié 082 577 6417

R2 400 000

Marianna 083 268 5097

October 10, 2013

Dylan Posselt het sewe medaljes tydens die onlangse South African Talent Championships gekry. FOTO: MARIËTTE SNYDER

Dylan bekoor gehore

Polokwane Observer



SMALLHOLDING GELUK R3 830 000 NEGOTIABLE Bring the whole family, including the pets, and start the rest

of your lives in this immaculate home on a smallholding! View this stunning property with exclusive finishes. Very stylish and extravagant. Consist of very nice entrance, exquisite tiles; the bathrooms are to die for. Perfect for the entertainer, very nice pool and jacuzzi. This smallholding offers a strong borehole with main line for irrigation and a 55 kVA generator should Eskom have any power failures! Trellidor and gauze fitted in most of the rooms, with underfloor heating, armed response, fully fenced. This is everything and more that you could ever have dreamed for, if you need all this, contact me now!!! I will gladly assist you! SANDY SMITH 083 268 7436


Die veelsydige Dylan Posselt, wat al naam op plaaslike verhoë met sang en dans gemaak het, het nou ook begin kitaarspeel. Tydens die onlangse South African Talent Championships, wat in Midrand gehou is, het hy sewe medaljes verower, vyf silwer vir sangitems, nog ‘n silwer vir hip-hop en ‘n goue medalje vir sy kitaarspel. Hy is veral trots op dié goue medalje omdat dit die eerste keer was wat hy kitaar by ‘n kompetisie gespeel het. “Ek het vier jaar kitaaropleiding gekry en is trots op my goue toekenning,” sê hy. Dié jong kunstenaar hoop op ‘n blink toekoms op die land se verhoë en wil sy passie vir sang en dans ten volle uitleef. As deel van die plaaslike Rock Hard Musiekskool het hy en drie van sy medestudente Saterdag die Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis in Modimolle besoek waar die inwoners met ‘n konsert en geskenkpakkies bederf is wat deur Pick n Pay Cycad en Ralenala Prokureurs moontlik gemaak is.

Skenk doeke vir gestremdes MARIËTTE SNYDER >> Die Vereniging vir Persone met Gestremdhede (VPG-Polokwane) samel jaarliks in Oktober weggooidoeke vir gestremde kinders en volwassenes met die nasionale Nappy Runprojek in. Mnr Johnny Graham van die vereniging sê ‘n groot aantal gestremdes kom uit arm huishoudings waar die luuksheid van weggooidoeke nie bekostig kan word nie. Die projek is in 2011 deur die Nasionale Raad vir Persone met Liggaamlike Gestremdhede in Suid-Afrika (NCPPDSA) en die Nasionale Vereniging vir Mense met Serebrale Gestremdheid (NAPCP) begin en fokus op die beskerming van die regte van kinders en volwassenes met gestremdhede. In 2011 is nasionaal 11 000 doeke ingesamel en verlede jaar is 200 000 doeke geskenk. Plaaslik is 1 308 doeke in 2011 ingesamel en in 2012 het die gemeenskap 2 710 geskenk. Die vereniging hoop om vanjaar 5 000 doeke in te samel wat aan verskeie organisasies geskenk sal word. Graham sê daar sal nie vanjaar plaaslik ‘n afsluitingsfunksie gehou word nie en doen ‘n beroep op die gemeenskap om dié verdienstelike projek te steun. Weggooidoeke kan by die vereniging se kantore in Peninapark afgegee word of Graham kan by 015 291 1787 geskakel word vir meer besonderhede.


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OFFICE SPACE Ground level office available in CBD 211m² @ R65/m², with shaded parking.

Phone 082 821 2053


1. HOUSES FROMSTREET R750 000 THABO MBEKI R1 397 000 2. PLOTS and renovated FARMS available Fully fenced, corner house. 4 Bedr, 2 3. TOWNHOUSES bathr, l/area, d/room, kitchen, scullery, outside Dorp - 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living area, kitchen, toilet, d/garage, yard and garage. Wendy house and pool. R700 000

Bendor - 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living area, kitchen, TO LET yard and carport. R500 000 Bendor - 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living area, patio • 1 Bedr flat with living area, kitchen and bathr. with braai, kitchen, small yard and carport. On a plot 11km outside town. R2 700-00p/m R650 000

• 2 Bedr townhouse with 1 bathr, living area TO LET and kitchen. R4 800-00p/m Residential • 3 Bedr townhouse with 2 bathr, living area, Bendor - 3 Bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, study, kitchen, patio andkitchen, garage. 200-00p/m lounge, dining room, scullery,R7 outside toilet & • shower, 4 Bedr with garage. 2 bathr, 2 R7 living areas, poolhouse and double 600-00p/m Bendor - 3 Bedroom 2 bathrooms, livkitchen, scullery,Townhouse d/garage,with pool and Wendy inghouse. area, kitchen and 1 carport in secure complex. R8 500-00p/m

R5 600-00p/m Bendor - 3 Bedroom townhouse with 1 bathroom, living area, kitchen and garage in secure complex. R4 070-00p/m Bendor - 3 Bedroom house with 1 bathroom, 2 living areas, kitchen, lapa, Wendy house and 2 carports with electrical fencing. R5 000-00p/m URGENTLY WANTED!!! Al kinds of property to rent. If you have a property that you want to letR670 or know of someone who has, WELGELEGEN: 000: A 3 bedr, 1 bathroom please contact me.

Adrenaline junkie takes communication seriously KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> With aspirations of one day being a popular disk jockey the provincial head of communication for the Limpopo Police is sure to find fans willing to dance to the rhythm of DJ Brig – a name you may one day hear in clubs around Limpopo. Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi comments on Police matters on a weekly basis, but who is this man and why does publication after publication quote his words? Born in Benoni and bred in Venda, this Police official started out as a journalist and moved on to being a Police official responsible for the communication of an entire provincial Police department. Kicking off his career in the world of journalism, Mulaudzi soon found his feet working for a major weekend newspaper for more than five years before joining the National Prosecuting Authority as a communication officer soon after becoming a member of the South African Police Service (Saps) in 2005. “I kicked my career off in the Saps working as the spokesperson for former Minister of Safety and Security, Charles Nqakula and current Police Minister Nathi Mthetwa until 2010.” “In 2010 I was roped in by the Saps communication team responsible for leading the presidential hotline as well as being appointed as the editor of the Saps internal magazine.”

townhouse. Feels like a home. Plus 1 garage. STER PARK: R2 500 000: Old world charm. A 4 bedr, 2 bathr house plus 1 bedr flat attached to the house. The old pool was converted into a sunken lapa area with a built-in braai and a jacuzzi. Added benefit is the walk-in cold storage room, 2 garages plus a caravan parking. Borehole and CCTV. STER PARK: R1 940 000: Greet the new day with sunrays splashing your face from your main bedroom while you overlook your cycad filled garden. This property offers you 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, family, dining, lounge, 2 garages, patio, pool and security. Location is king. BodoRP: R1 080 000: To downsize your house doesn’t mean you have to downgrade your lifestyle. You can still live in luxury in this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse with a lock-up lapa which has a built-in braai, 1 garage, 1 carport, storage, jacuzzi, private garden and is very secure. There is also a 3 bedroom unit for sale at R1 400 000 in the same complex. CAPRICoRN: R1 450 000: Income potential for the investor. 1 428m² stand with 2x 2 bedroom houses, a 1 bedroom cottage and a bachelor flat. FAUNA PARK: R1 285 000: Looking for a house on a busy street with business potential? 3 Bedr, 2 bathr, family, dining, lounge, as well as 1 bedr flat. 5 Carports, prepaid electricity and solar geyser.


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do not have a passion for service delivery. “It’s always very difficult dealing with service delivery as well as having to be nice while you’re dealing with ignorance and disrespect from the public.” In terms of the crime situation facing Brig Hangwani Limpopo and PolokMulaudzi, Provincial wane in particular, Police SpokesperMuluadzi believes the son. biggest problem facing us on a daily basis is that of rape of women and children abuse which goes hand in hand with a lack of morals, drugs and a disregard for authority. He says criminals are clever creatures and have realised how easy it is to simply study the habits of people, making it very easy to exploit the day-to-day routines and schedules so as to commit crimes more easily. When you become predictable to a criminal you stand a greater chance of becoming a victim. The least expensive way to protect yourself against crime is to incorporate security conscious habits into your daily routine. The best prevention is precaution. The basic rule is to stay alert to your surroundings, trust your instincts, if you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, just leave.”

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During this time Mulaudzi also worked as the spokesperson for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, before being promoted to Saps Head of Corporate Communication in Limpopo in 2011. In true style of keeping a lineage going, Mulaudzi talks about his father being a part of the old South African Police and the Venda Police which enabled him to grow up within a family circle of Police officers and thus easily realising his calling of following in his late father’s footsteps. “Mine was of course going to be a different route; hence I pursued the communication field to bring transformation in our communities as well as in the Saps.” Regarding his role within the ranks of the Saps, “I am responsible for stakeholder relation management as well as communicating all aspects of the Saps, be it good or bad, whilst acting as a nexus between the Police and the community. “The constraints the job places on my family life is sometimes very difficult but it is because of this that I thank God daily for giving me a loving and supportive family that understands my job.” Mulaudzi is a proud adrenaline junkie and loves waking up to something new everyday. The best part of his job comes along with the realisation that an adrenaline junkie in most cases makes the best cop. He openly speaks of setbacks Police officials encounter on a daily basis and the hard time honest Police officials have with dealing with the rotten apples that

MARIËTTE SNYDER >> Lovely girls in high heels and short dresses accompanied by boys with loads of personality and dressed in

stylish suits was at the order of the day when the Grade 12 learners of the Derek Kobe Senior Secondary School in Lebowakgomo held their matric farewell at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World last week


Portia Modila and Mpho Molokomme make a lovely couple.

Mante Mphahlele looks stylish in white.

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with Casino Royal as theme for the evening. Meropa has become a very popular matric farewell venue this year and pulls out all the stops to make each occasion a memorable one.

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Tsholofelo Matabane, Emma Matsapola, Audrey Nkosi and Tokelo Matabane are out to have the time of their lives.

October 10, 2013

Polokwane Observer

Plaaslike kerke bied winskopies tydens basaars RC MYBURGH >>


ie NG Kerk Renosterpoort en die Hervormde Kerk Oostelike gemeente het beide Saterdag basaar gehou wat nie net ‘n gesellige atmosfeer geskep het nie, maar heelwat gelukskopies gebied het. ‘n Groot verskeidenheid groente en vleis is gewoonlik by elke basaar ‘n trekpleister. Die


Me Caroline Strydom is beïndruk met die winskopies van die NG Kerk Renosterpoort se groentetafel

Pragtige somerserpe deur me Louise Viljoen rond enige uitrusting af.

Soet- en soutterte wat jou mond laat water. Mee Elsabe van Rensburg, Maureen van Staden en Sarie Pretorius beman die tafel.

Bright future ahead for local beauty MARIËTTE SNYDER >> Little Miss Winter 2011, Linda Matlalepoo has returned from the recent Little Miss Nations pageant held in Curitiba in Brazil recently with no less than two titles, Teen Princess of the Sea International and Little Miss Smile of Nations 2013 and was also named second runner up in the Miss Pre Teen Nations 2013. Her natural style, flair and pizzazz are the qualities that gave her the head start at the contest where she impressed internationally acclaimed judges with her dancing and modelling talent. Linda is now geared to give back to her community by visiting pre-schools in her area where she plans to donate clothes, food and hours of playtime with the little ones. “They are my life and what in life is more interesting than to listen to the fairytale stories these children come up with. I will do my best to better the lives of these children so that there can be a future for them one day,” said Linda. Next year she will be travelling to Europe to take part in the Little Miss World pageant. “This will only be possible if I manage to get sponsors like I did this year. Thank you to everyone who made my trip possible,” Linda said. Miss South Africa 2011, Bokang Montjane is her role model. “I look up to her and one day will follow in her footsteps as it is my dream to become Miss South Africa one day. My mom inspires me and if it wasn’t for her I would not be able to be where I am today,” she added. PHOTO: MARIËTTE SNYDER

Linda Matlalepoo, Teen Princess of the Sea International 2013, Little Miss Smile of Nations 2013 and second runner up Miss Pre Teen Nations 2013.

NG Kerk Renosterpoort was geen uitsondering nie en besoekers het vroeg reeds tougestaan en kruiwaens vol vars produkte aangeskaf. Die Hervormde Kerk se vleistafel was eweneens gewild en tweedehandse boeke en langspeelplate het van die rakke gevlieg. Die reuk van heerlike tuisgebak en ‘n vleisie oor die kole het besoekers na die tafels laat stroom waar die ideale Saterdagmiddagete bekom kon word.




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STORAGE TO LET 4 km from SAB on LTT Road from R550 p.m. Johan 083 459 7046 ____________________ STORAGE TO LET We can store from bikes to big boats. From R350 p.m. Polokwane Self Storage. 082 446 4574 / 083 460 4439 ____________________



EK KOOP ENIGE GOUE JUWELE VIR KONTANT Al is dit gebreek. Ek kom u sien, waar u ook al is. Skakel of SMS Deon 074 067 2064 ____________________




- Op soek na ‘n Junior/ senior Finansiële Rekenmeestersklerk. Voorkeur sal verleen word aan applikante wat vorige Rekenmeesterswerksondervinding het. SAIPA-Artikels word aangebied. Faks CV’s na 086 558 9583 / 086 763 7054 of e-pos aan: joline@eeaccountants.

BUSY RESTAURANT IN POLOKWANE is looking for experienced waiters! Fax 086 519 2686 ____________________ ADMIN COPY & PASTE WORKERS NEEDED SMS name/address to 083 979 7306 / email dh.entro@ ____________________



SECONDHAND FURNITURE SHOP Secondhand clothing, shoes, bedding & towels. Tel 015 295 5264 Cell 079 899 5405 ____________________



CONFERENCE FACILITIES From 20 to 400 delegates. Weddings, funerals, theme parties, ethnic. Tel 015 295 5264 Cell 079 899 5405 ___________________ MINI LOADS GARDEN RUBBLE REMOVAL AND DELIVERIES Johan 082 822 2319 ___________________ ROOF REPAIR SEAL & PAINT All waterproofing. Johan 082 822 2319 ___________________

MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION Revamp offices, houses, plots, small building jobs, plumbing, painting, tiling & electrical. SOUTHGATE Contact Danie 082 356 8615 ___________________ ALLE LANGAFSTAND MEUBELVERVOER Kontak Anna-Mari 0861 111 129 ___________________ GHETTO WENDYS All types, log, cabin, knotty pine, louvre and pallet. 2 m x 2 m = R3 900 3 m x 3 m = R4 500 3 m x 4 m = R5 000 For more info contact Denis 072 114 1850 / 083 686 4178 ___________________ MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION All maintenance, plumbing, palisade fencing, building, waterproofing etc. Johan 082 822 2319 ___________________



FOR SALE NEW TOWNHOUSES Security, Ivy Park. 2 bedr - R535 000 3 bedr - R645 000 Trienie 015 295 8015 or 071 682 0399 ____________________




TO LET BACHELOR FLAT 1 bedroom up to 3 bedrooms in secure area. Tel 015 295 5264 Cell 079 899 5405 ____________________ 2 BEDROOM FLAT Available immediately. In town. R3 200 per month. W&L included. Contact Vera 072 102 2434 ____________________ PLOTS: DALMADA 2.6ha PLOT R11 200 3 bedr, 3 bathr, 2 living areas. Double-storey. HOUSES: BROADLANDS ESTATE R22 280 3 bedr, 2 bathr, lounge, dining, study, patio with braai. Storeroom, pool and 4 garages. FLORA PARK R10 600 4 bedr, 3 bathr, study, 2 lounges, garage. ACACIA ESTATE R9 500 4 bedr, 3½ bathr, lounge, dining & TV room. 2 Garages. DORP R8 355 3 bedr, 2 bathr, 2 carport. BODORP R8 800 3 bedr, 2 bathr, study, bar area, laundry. Extra outside room. 2 Garages and staff room. TOWNHOUSES: ACACIA ESTATE R9 500 3 bedr, 2 bathr, scullery, patio with braai, garden, servant’s toilet, 2 garages. BENDOR R6 550 3 bedr, 2 bathr, scullery, patio with braai, garage. LADANNA R4 500 2 bedr, 2 bathr, 1 garage, garden, prepaid electicity. BENDOR R4 650 2 bedr, 1 bathr, 1 garage, prepaid electicity. LADANNA R3 850 2 bedr, 1 bathr, lounge/kitcen,1 caport. FLATS: BENDOR AND DORP R3 350 1 bedr, 1 bathr, living area, 1 carport. OFFICES: HANS vAN RENSBURg ST - R12 500pm 118m² upmarket - 4 offices + reception. BENDOR - RHODESDRIFT ST R10 400pm 60m² reception + 3 offices. HANS vAN RENSBURg ST - R8 900pm 3 Offices + reception. Offices in CBD from R2 500pm AUDREY 072 632 7117 THYS 083 702 0768 DIONETTE 084 503 3964

TO LET 2 BEDR TOWNHOUSE in Bendor, De Wet Drive, carport, incl garden. R4 500 p.m. 015 295 8015/17 ____________________

PENINA PARK Lovely spacious 2 bedroom flat. R4 500. 072 713 0615 ____________________ RUIM 3 SLP HUIS TE HUUR TE SOETDORINGS Netjies en omhein. Dubbelafdak parkering. Veilige en rustige omgewing. R5 060 + dep + koopkrag. Streng keuring. 082 890 5862 ____________________ NETJIESE 3 SLP, 2 BADK HUIS TE TWEEFONTEIN PLOT TE HUUR R6 000 p.m. + deposito + prepaid water & electricity. 1 November 2013. 082 375 1578 ____________________ DUPLEKSWOONSTEL WELGELEGEN 3 slp, 2 badk, toesluitmotorhuis in sekuriteitskompleks met tuin & koopkrag. Beskikbaar 01/10/2013. R5 500 p.m. + dep. Marilize 083 275 3697 ____________________ 3 BEDROOM HOUSES & ROOMS Ladanna. Bachelor, flats, rooms. Bendor Contact Andre 072 765 0507 ____________________

TO LET 2 Bedroom open-plan townhouse in midtown. Borehole, prepaid. R4 700 rental. 3 Bedroom big house, sitting room, dining room, midtown. R6 700 rental. FOR SALE R2 000 000 3 separate units on 1 site, high income. Midtown near school. 072 596 2481 ____________________

RENTALS: HOUSES • Ivy Park r4 500 - 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Kitchen. • SunSet Boulevard r5 000 2 Bed/r, 1 Bath/r, Lounge, Kitchen. • Flora Park r7 000 - 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Dining/r, Garage. FlatS/ TOWHNHOUSES • ladanna - r2 340 - Bachelor Flats • BodorP - r 2 350 Bachelor Flats • Bendor - r4 250 2 Bed/r, 1 Bath/r, Lounge, Kitchen plus Carports. • ladanna - r4 850 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Kitchen, Carport. lee 083 446 5558 __________________

LAEKOSTE HUISVESTING by HIEB in Dalmada beskikbaar. 4 huisies - R1 950 elk, 4 enkelkamers R1 500 elk. 5 houtkamers R1 000 elk. Skakel HIEB by 015 297 5008 in kantoorure ____________________



EK KOOP MOTORS EN BAKKIES Kry beter prys as om in te ruil. Modelle 2007 en op, met nie te hoë kms. Hennie 083 768 8121 ____________________ EK KOOP MOTORS EN BAKKIES R30 000 tot R160 000 Kontak Neels Joubert 083 459 7177 ____________________



POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME 439 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE POLOKWANE/ PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007, IN TERMS OF SECTION 56(1) (B) (i) OF THE TOWN PLANNING AND TOWNSHIPS ORDINANCE, 1986 (ORDINANCE NO 15 OF 1986) I, Charlotte van der Merwe, being the authorised agent of the owner of the erf mentioned below, hereby give notice in terms of section 56(1)(b)

(i) of the Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No 15 of 1986) that I have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for the amendment of the Town Planning Scheme known as the Polokwane/Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2007 to rezone Portion 1 of Erf 795, Pietersburg, situated at 101 Plein Street, Polokwane, from “Residential 1” to “Special” for Medical Consulting Rooms, subject to conditions as stipulated in Annexure 152, namely: FAR: 0,8; Coverage: 60%; Height: 5 storeys; Parking: 3 bays per 100 m2 GLFA. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, Civic Centre, Landdros Maré Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 11 October 2013. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager at the above address or at PO Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 within a period of 28 days from 11 October 2013. ADRESS OF AGENT KAMEKHO CONSULTING PO BOX 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 082 456 3173 Fax: 086 614 9265 10/10 17/10 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT WYSIGINGSKEMA 439 KENNISGEWING VAN DIE AANSOEK OM DIE WYSIGING VAN DIE POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT

DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007 INGEVOLGE ARTIKEL 56(1)(B)(i) VAN DIE ORDONNANSIE OP DORPSBEPLANNING EN DORPE, 1986 (ORDONNANSIE NO 15 VAN 1986) Ek, Charlotte van der Merwe, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van die ondergenoemde erf, gee hiermee ingevolge artikel 56(1)(b)(i) van die Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe, 1986 (Ordonnansie 15 van 1986) kennis dat ek by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het om die wysiging van die Dorpsbeplanningskema bekend as die Polokwane/ Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007 deur hersonering van Gedeelte 1 van Erf 795, Pietersburg, te Pleinstraat 101, Polokwane, vanaf “Residensieel 1” na “Spesiaal” vir Mediese Spreekkamers, onderworpe aan sekere bepalings soos uiteengesit in Bylaag 152, naamlik: VOV: 0,8; Dekking: 60%; Hoogte: 5 verdiepings; Parkering: 3 plekke per 100m² BVVO. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbestuur, Burgersentrum, Landdros Marestraat, Polokwane vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 11 Oktober 2013. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 11 Oktober 2013 skriftelik by of tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 ingedien of gerig word. ADRES VAN AGENT KAMEKHO CONSULTING POSBUS 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 Tel: 082 456 3173 Faks: 086 616 9265 10/10 17/10 ___________________ POLOKWANE PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007 SPECIAL CONSENT FOR SPECIAL USE (TELECOMMUNICATION BASE STATION) Notice is hereby given in terms of clause 21 of the Po l o k w a n e / Pe r s k e b u l t Town Planning Scheme, 2007, that we, the undersigned, Primary School Pietersburg-Noord and S lé Hanie intend applying to the Polokwane Municipality for special consent for a proposed telecommunication base station with container and fence on erf 565, Pietersburg. Plans and/or particulars of this application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the applicant at the address mentioned herein and the offices of the Town Planners, First Floor, West Wing, Civic Centre, Polokwane, for the period of 28 days from 11 October 2013. Any objections to or representations in respect of the application shall be logded in writing simultaneously with the applicant and with the Municipal Manager, Polokwane at the above address or at PO Box 111, Pietersburg, 0700, within a period of 28 days from 11 October 2013. Address and contact detail of applicant/ agent Ms S lé Hanie Tel: 012 548 6040 Fax: 086 668 6040 PO Box 14020 Sinoville 0129 10/10 17/10 ___________________ POLOKWNE PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007 SPESIALE TOESTEMMING VIR SPESIALE GEBRUIK (TELEKOMMUNIKASIE BASISSTASIE) Kennis geskied hiermee ingevolge Klousule 21 van die Polokwane/Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007, dat ons, die ondergetekendes, Laerskool Pietersburg-Noord en S lé Hanie van voorneme is om aansoek te doen by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir spesiale toestemming vir die oprigting van

‘n voorgestelde telekommunikasie basisstasie met toerustinghouer en heining op Erf 565, Pietersburg. Planne en/of besonderhede van hierdie aansoek lê ter insae tydens kantoorure by die adres hierin vermeld en die kantore van die Stadsbeplanners, Eerste verdieping, Wesvleuel, Burgersentrum, Polokwane, vir die tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 11 Oktober 2013. Enige besware of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet skriftelik geloods word gelyktydig by die aansoeker en die Munisipale Bestuurder, Polokwane by die volgende adres: Posbus 111, Pietersburg, 0700 binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 11 Oktober 2013. Adres en kontakbesonderhede van aansoeker/agent: Me S lé Hanie Tel: 012 548 6040 Faks: 086 668 6040 Posbus 14020 Sinoville 0129 10/10 17/10 ___________________ NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS (BASIC ASSESSMENT) In terms of Regulation 543 of the regulations published in Government Notice No. 33306 of 2010 under Section 54 read with section 44 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), notice is hereby given that Vodacom is of intention to carry out the following activities: 1. Project Name: Vodacom Base station: Polokwane Town Project Description: Vodacom intends to construct a 25m tree type mast with antennae mounted onto the mast, and container housing associated equipment. Location: The site is located on Erf 90, Pietersburg (Public open space next to Pits Lodge located between Church and General Joubert streets), Polokwane Local Municipality area. Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism ref. no: 12/1/9/3-C8. 2. Project Name: Vodacom Base station: Westenburg RDP Project Description: Vodacom intends to construct a 25m tree type mast with antennae mounted onto the mast, and container housing associated equipment. Location: The site is located on Erf 1639, Westenburg Ext 3 (Public open space located next to Grand Canyon Street), Polokwane Local Municipality area. Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism ref. no: 12/1/9/3-C9. In order to ensure that you are identified as an interested and/or affected party, please submit, in writing, your name, contact information and interest in the matter, within 30 days of publication of this advertisement, to the address hereunder. TEKPLAN ENVIRONMENTAL, PO Box 55714 POLOKWANE 0700 Tel: 015 291 4176/7 Fax: 086 218 3267 10/10 ___________________




teen goedere, die onderstaande goedere om 11:00 op VRYDAG die 8STE dag van NOVEMBER 2013 op die perseel te BALJUKANTOOR, PLATINUMSTRAAT 66, LADINE, POLOKWANE verkoop sal word aan die hoogste bieder vir kontant naamlik: 1 x TOONBANK LESSENAAR 2 X BANKE 1 X REKENAAR (VOLLEDIG) 3 X LESSENAARS 5 X KANTOOR STOELE 1 X FOTOSTAATMASJIEN 2 X KABINETTE GETEKEN TE MIDDELBURG OP HIERDIE 26STE DAG VAN SEPTEMBER 2013. WYNAND PRINSLOO & VAN EEDEN ING. OR TAMBOSTRAAT 19 POSBUS 810 MIDDELBURG 1050 VERW: MNR VAN EEDEN/ac/A4/11/J 10/10 ___________________ IN THE POLOKWANE CIRCUIT COURT OF NORTHERN GAUTENG HIGH COURT Case No.: 333/2010 In the matter between: NEDBANK LIMITED Plaintiff and SIMON MOITSOADI TLOUANE (ID: 570404 5848 084) First Defendant MANKWANA REBECCA TLOUANE (ID: 541019 0691 085) Second Defendant NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION Pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court on 08 May 2012 and Writ of Attachment dated 27 July 2012, the under mentioned immovable property will be sold in execution on: WEDNESDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2013 at 10:00 at SHERIFF’S OFFICES, POLOKWANE, 66 PLATINUM STREET, SUPERBIA, POLOKWANE, LIMPOPO PROVINCE To the highest bidder: REMAINING EXTENT OF ERF 303 PIETERSBURG TOWNSHIP Registration Division L.S., Limpopo Province MEASURING: 728 (SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT) SQUARE METRES HELD under Deed of Transfer T91717/1998 Subject to conditions contained therein (situated at 91 BOK STREET, POLOKWANE) THE PROPERTY IS ZONED: BUSINESS (“the property”) Subject to the following conditions: 1. The property shall be sold “VOETSTOOTS” to the bidder and the sale shall be subject to the provisions of Section 66 of the Magistrate’s Court Act of 1944, as amended, subject however to the confirmation of the sale by the first bondholder, namely NEDBANK LIMITED. 2. The purchase price shall be paid as to 10% (TEN PERCENT) of the purchase price in cash on the date of the sale and the unpaid balance, together with interest thereon at the rate of 10.00% p.a to the date of registration of transfer, shall be paid or secured by a Bank Guarantee, within 14 (FOURTEEN) days after the sale. 3. The following improvements are reported to be on the property, but are not guaranteed: OFFICE WITH 7 ROOMS AND 1 BATHROOM. 4. CONDITIONS OF SALE: The full conditions of the sale may be inspected at the offices of the Sheriff of the High Court, Polokwane, AT Ralehlaka, 66 Platinum Street, Polokwane, 0699, Tel: 015 293 0762. DATED at POLOKWANE this 12 September 2013. (SGD) PJ VAN STADEN Attorneys of Plaintiff(s) ESPAG MAGWAI ATTORNEYS ADAM TAS BUILDING 26 JORISSEN STREET POLOKWANE Tel: 015 297 5374 / Fax: 015 297 5042 REF: PJ VAN STADEN/ RETHA/MAT2936 10/10 ___________________ IN THE LABOUR COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA HELD AT JOHANNESBURG

CASE NO: LP1514/09 In the matter between: MARIBULA L.J EXECUTION CREDITOR and MBAMBALA J. EXECUTION DEBTOR NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION Pursuant to an award by the Commissioner of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, Polokwane, given on the 20th day of APRIL 2009 the undermentioned goods will be sold at: OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF, 66 PLATINUM STREET, LADINE POLOKWANE at 11:00 on 22 November 2013 by the Sheriff for the District of Polokwane to the Highest bidder for cash. INVENTORY: 1 X 3 PIECE LOUNGE SUITE 1 X 3 PIECE ROOM DI-

VIDER 1 X COFFEE TABLE 1 X TECHNICS MUSIC SYSTEM Conditions of sale: Strictly cash or bank guaranteed cheques. DATED AT POLOKWANE ON THIS THE 02nd OF OCTOBER 2013. (SGND) P.F PHASHA EXECUTION CREDITOR’S ATTORNEYS PHOKOANE PHASHA ATTORNEYS 4 CHURCH STREET KINGS’ PALACE, POLOKWANE P.O. BOX 2655 POLOKWANE, 0700 TEL: 015 291 3749 FAX: 015 291 5895 Email: info@phasha. REF: MLJ931/CIV/ PHASHA/PM 10/10 ___________________


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We at AUDI PolokwAne are looking for a dynamic, energetic junior VSB clerk to join the Audi team. This is a BEE appointment for female applicants only. Experience in the Motor Industry is essential. Salary is negotiable. Please send CV to 086 609 5742 (If not contacted within 3 weeks please consider application as unsuccessful.)

New Spa, Health and Beauty Centre

opening in Polokwane. Looking for Nail Technicians, Make-up Artists, Nutritionists, Spa and Beauty therapists and Health related therapists.

2 x Foundation Phase 2 x Intermediate Phase

Requirements: • Applicable qualifications • Sace Registration • 3 to 5 years’ experience • Passion for Teaching

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The Limpopo Gambling Board has the following challenging career opportunity

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (1 Vacancy) This position reports to the Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. Key responsibilities for the position are as follows: • Typing and handling correspondence, reports and general documents. • Telephone and diary management. • Records Management. • National and International Travel arrangements. • General office administration. The candidate should have the following competencies and/or skills: • Good Interpersonal and people skills. • Time Management and prioritising. • Computer skilled in MS Office, MS Outlook and Power point. • Event management. • Good office management skills. • Fluency in English. • Good business and writing skills. • A driver’s licence will be an added advantage. Qualification and experience: • Grade 12 and/or Office Administration qualification. • Two years relevant experience Remuneration: R192,157.11 plus housing allowance. NB: A successful candidate will be subjected to probity before engagement to determine suitability. Interested candidates must send their applications accompanied by a covering letter, certified copies of qualifications, certified ID copy and their Curriculum Vitae to: The Chief Executive Officer, Limpopo Gambling Board, Private Bag X9520, Polokwane, 0700 or hand deliver to: Limpopo Gambling Board, No 8 Hans van Rensburg Street, Polokwane. Faxed or E-Mailed applications will not be considered. Failure to attach the required documents will disqualify applicants from being shortlisted. Closing date: 18 October 2013 at 14:00 NB. If no response is received within one month of the closing date, applicants are advised to consider their applications unsuccessful.The Limpopo Gambling Board is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and to this extent conducts targeted recruitment for previously disadvantaged individuals. The institution is established for the purpose of regulating gambling activities in the Limpopo Province. The Limpopo Gambling Board Promotes Responsible Gambling

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Elancé-studente presteer met nasionale eksamen Mariëtte Snyder >> Dansstudente van Elancé Balletstudio, onder leiding van me Charlene Botha het onlangs hul jaarlikse Dans Academy of South Africa se nasionale balleteksamen afgelê en goed gevaar. Dit is die vierde agtereenvolgende jaar dat die studio met ‘n 100% slaagsyfer spog en sowat 95 studente van die studio het hul eksamen gedoen. Foto’s: Voorsien

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Chubb Security SA (Pty) Ltd uses world class, state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled workforce to provide customers with absolute confidence in their security systems and services.

FIRE PRODUCT AND SERVICE SALES AGENT REQUIRED Requirements: • SAQCC certified would be an advantage • Own transport • Extensive experience in the sale of Fire Products and Services • Achieve predetermined sales targets and ensure Compliance to closing ratios • Proven track record of excellent client relations and target achievement. We offer top remuneration packages (basic salary, fuel allowance, retirement fund and an excellent commission scheme). If you are the right candidate, we cannot wait to meet you. Please email your CV to the Branch Manager

Amé Vorster het ‘n A++ vir die silwer 1-eksamen ontvang.

Teagan Smit ontvang ‘n A+ vir haar brons 1-eksamen.

Dannel Venter het ‘n A vir die silwer 3-eksamen ontvang.

career finder in LIMPOPO TRANSPORT CONTROLLER * Must have previous experience * Must be able to work long hours Fax CVs to 015 298 8411 Email:


Website: Mail a detailed cv with relevant trade certificates and a copy of your iD to: or fax 086 561 2345. Please quote relevant reference number.

Khanyisa Mhlaba ontvang ‘n A+ vir die brons 1-eksamen.

Atalian van Niekerk voltooi die Tiny Tots 1-eksamen suksesvol.


• Mining EnginEEr (rEF. PO001) Engineer Degree or Diploma, Government Certificate of Competency 3 Years experience • rOck EnginEEr (rEF. PO002) Chamber of Mines Rock Mechanics Certificate 6 Years experience, 2 years in managerial role • chiEF SurvEyOr (rEF. PO003) Degree or Technicon Diploma Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency • BanquEting ManagEr (rEF. MF001) • OPEratiOnS ManagEr (rEF. MF002) Grade 12 Minimum 5 to 6 years experience • hOuSE kEEPing SuPErviSOr (rEF. MF003) • rESErvatiOnS ManagEr (rEF. MF004) • Duty ManagEr (rEF. MF005) Grade 12 Minimum 4 to 5 years experience • SOuS chEF (rEF. MF006) • ExEcutivE chEF x 2 – (rEF. MF007) • rEStaurant MangEr (rEF. MF008) Micros System experience required Minimum 3 years experience Grade 12 Formal Hospitality Degree / Diploma preferable • ManagEMEnt cOuPlE (rEF. MF009) Strong with admin / housekeeping food and beverage Minimum 3 years relevant experience • ElEctrician (rEF. hS007) - cOntract Section 13 - HT

Omolemo Diale behaal‘n A+ vir die brons 1-eksamen.

Zoë Erasmus slaag die Tiny Tots 1-eksamen.


Ilse Marais slaag die Tiny Tots 1-eksamen.

1. Kombinasie: Fisiese Wetenskap Gr 7 tot 12, Tegnologie Gr 9 2. Kombinasie: Wiskunde Gr 8, Geletterdheid Gr 10 tot 12 3. Kombinasie: NW/Tegnologie Gr 4 tot 6, LW Gr 7, KK Gr 7 tot 9 4. Kleuterskool 3 tot 5 jaar 5. Ekonomie Gr 10 tot 12 Aanvangsdatum: Januarie 2014

Bestuurderspos Beskikbaar vir ‘n dinamiese kandidaat tussen die ouderdom van 30 en 35. Moet tweetalig wees – Afrikaans en Engels. Minimum van 5 jaar ondervinding in die staal- of verwante bedryf. Salaris onderhandelbaar. Maatskappyvoertuig en ander voordele sal tydens onderhoud bespreek word. Faks CV na 086 550 1245. Sluitingsdatum vir aansoeke: 18 Oktober 2013 Indien u nie binne 7 dae van ons hoor nie was u aansoek onsuksesvol.

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Requires the services of dynamic people for:


posvereistes: • Bewese ondervinding vir die aanbieding van bogenoemde vakke. • Buitemuurse aktiwiteite word sterk aanbeveel. • ‘n Beginselvaste, belydende lidmaat van een van die APK of drie Susterskerke. • Onlangse getuigskrifte van u predikant. • Sperdatum vir aansoeke: 4 November 2013 • Stuur CV’s na (Meld pos van toepassing) Faks: 0866 524 509. Kontak Mnr Oberholzer: 015 593 0740

- At least 2-3 years’ retail experience - Friendly and diligent with a passion for customer service - Fully bilingual – English and Afrikaans - Must be computer literate (MS Word and Excel) - Must have excellent leadership qualities. Previous experience in store management will serve as an advantage. If you qualify for any of these positions, e-mail your application to or fax it to 086 599 8929 for attention Melanie Beetge. Please indicate reference “Polokwane - Observer” in your application. Short-listed applicants will be notified within 10 days of the closing date:

18 OctOber 2013

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We retain the right not to fill this position.



Polokwane City FC confident despite defeat Herbert Rachuene >> Despite losing 3-0 to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday evening at Peter Mokaba Stadium in the last 16 match of the Telkom Knockout Competition, Polokwane City Football Club are confident that they will get back to winning ways when the Premier Soccer League (PSL) resumes in a fortnight. PSL has put their fixtures on hold to honour FIFA international matches which starts tomorrow (Friday). Club Spokesperson, Patrick Baloyi said they will use the FIFA international break to rectify some of the errors and strengthen the team. “We played well against Kaizer Chiefs. The boys asserted themselves well, but it was not our day. However, these are the kind of games we need in order for us to be strong. The defeat against Chiefs is a thing of the past, we have learned from the match as they are very good side with a good Cup record. Our focus now is to do well in the league. We played six league matches and we only managed to win one game, which is not good at all. Remember we don’t have a coach so we are currently in talks with

Narrow defeat for Lim Impalas Warren Blunt >> The Limpopo Impalas lost by one wicket to the visiting KwaZuluNatal Coastal side in their 50-over clash at the Polokwane Cricket Club on Saturday. The Impalas won the toss and opted to bat first, posting a total of 162 all out in 40,2 overs. Isaac Senetla scored a patient 33 runs off 66 balls and was well supported by Khulani Baloyi, who scored 31 runs off 40 balls towards the end of the Impalas innings. KwaZulu Coastal struggled throughout their innings, losing nine wickets in pursuit of the winning runs after some disciplined bowling by the Impala bowlers. Their captain, Ismail Hayita led by example to score an unbeaten 40 runs in their one-wicket victory. For the Impalas, Bradley Pieterse was the pick of the local bowlers with 3/38 in 8.3 overs. He received good support from Landré Coetsee (2/17 in 10 overs) and Kofi Apea-Adu (2/33 in 10 overs).

various coaches and players which we cannot mention their names now, hopefully when the league resumes we will make that announcement,” Baloyi said. City will play their seventh fixture of the

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league against Bidvest Wits at Bidvest Stadium on 23 October. “It is going to be tough match against Wits, they are also wounded, they have not been winning matches lately so we are both hungry


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for points. I think it is going to be a fine, entertaining match,” Baloyi said.

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SA quad bike champs go down to the wire

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Brian Baragwanath gives it his all during the Ventersdorp 400 over the weekend.

Polokwane quad bikers, Jurie Meyer senior and Jurie Meyer junior flew the city’s flag proudly at the Ventersdorp 400 in North West over the weekend, the final round of the 2013 SA National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad Championship after being crowned as the Masters and

Q1 champions respectively. Former local quad rider, Brian Baragwanath (BB Motorsport Lonestar PEP Yamaha), who now resides in Pretoria scored his fourth overall Q1 victory of the season and won the Ventersdorp 400 for the second consecutive year, but had to settle for second place in the quad bike championship. Although Baragwanath

clinched victory after a trouble free race, Meyer junior (Yamaha Support) won the Q1 championship again after his fourth place in a race marred by mechanical problems. The fight for the Q1 quad bike title was hotly contested between Baragwanath and Meyer with a very narrow margin of points separating the two at the end.

Jong atlete maak reg vir nuwe seisoen WARREN BLUNT >>

The gymnasts from Zanis Gymnastics Academy that competed at the South African National National Gymnastics Games are, in front, Monique Oelofse, Therese van Deventer, Marizaan Quin, Zanri Vorster, Simone Blaauw and Juane Vorster. In the middle are Cleo-Anne Manamela, Mushke van Staden, Xanri Steenkamp, Jeanie Hatzikyriacos and Warwick du Plessis. At the back are coaches Lesley Bonne, Zani Prinsloo (head), Tanya Bouwman and Annemarie du Plessis.  PHOTO: WARREN BLUNT

Big medal haul for Zanis gymnasts at nationals WARREN BLUNT >> Fourteen senior gymnasts from Zanis Gymnastics Academy in Polokwane participated in the South African National Gymnastic Games during the recent school holidays. The artistic competition was held at the Mat Sports Centre in Centurion and the rhythmic competition was held at KZN University in Durban. The Zanis gymnasts represented Limpopo and excelled once again by winning 23 medals and producing two South African champions. Their medal haul consisted of seven gold, six

silver and 10 bronze medals. The two SA champions are rhythmic gymnast, Cleo-Anne Manamela in Level 7 and artistic gymnast, Mushke van Staden in Level 5. Cleo-Anne had the highest average of all Level 7 age groups and claimed gold in the free dance and ribbon, and bronze in the ball and rope category to win the overall gold medal for Level 7 u.15 gymnasts. Mushke won gold on uneven bars and beam, and overall gold for Level 5 u.18 gymnasts. After the recent national championships, Zanis gymnasts will have a short break before preparing in earnest to reach new heights in the 2014 season.

A Die Hoërskool Piet Potgieter se atlete, Khutso Molekwa en Pieter Tau gee die pas aan in die 1 000 meter vir seuns o.17.

tlete van verskillende skole in die provinsie het Vrydag die Prisma Comms Polokwane Atletiekbyeenkoms by die ou Peter Mokaba Stadion gebruik om litte los te maak vir die komende atletiekseisoen. Deon Jewaskiewitz, afrigter by Prisma Comms Atletiekklub het die byeenkoms gereël. Atlete van o.10 tot o.19 het deelgeneem en was dit eens dat meer kompetisies vroeg in die seisoen ter voorbereiding gehou moet word. Jewaskiewitz bedank al die borge wat tot die sukses van die byeenkoms bygedra het.

Michele Kekana (die Hoërskool Piet Potgieter), Saartjie Haasbroek (die Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé) en Monique de Jager (die Hoërskool Pietersburg), almal o.15, spog met hul medaljes in die 1 000 m.

Karel Ferreira van MGM Motors Polokwane oorhandig medaljes aan atlete.


Young cricketers invited to KFC Mini-Cricket Festival PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Young cricket players from around Polokwane can enjoy a fun-filled day during the KFC Mini-Cricket Festival that will be held at the Polokwane Cricket Club on Saturday.


HArlEY 1 June - 29 November 2013 Name:________________________________________________________________________________________ Surname:______________________________________________________________________________________ ID No:________________________________________________________________________________________ My till slips to the value of R1500 are attached to this entry Form


Limpopo Impalas Cricket will be hosting a KFC Mini-Cricket Festival at the Polokwane Cricket Club on Saturday starting at 09:00.


I agree to the terms and conditions below Signature:_______________________________



Become part of Meropa Charity Golf Day

Please read these terms and conditions carefully, if you enter our competition, we will assume that you have read these rules and that you agree to them.


To Enter This Competition You Must Be: (a) A RSA Resident (b) 18 Years Or Older At Time Of Entering The Competition (c) Winner will be responsible for own Motor Cycle drivers’ licence (d) Terms and Conditions printed on entry forms

Tee-off for a good cause at the Meropa Casino & Entertainment World annual Charity Golf Day that will be held at the Polokwane Golf Club on 1 November. All the proceedings go to Reakgona Disability Centre to revamp their facilities and improve the lives of those that stay there. Mr Clifford Ngakane, the General Manager at Meropa Casino would like to extend an invitation to all companies in Limpopo to become part of this fun-filled event by sponsoring one of the limited holes, greens and tees. Ngakane says the golf day is the ideal opportunity to market your business and to

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The festival will also feature physically disadvantaged children with the emphasis on the basics of the game, ball catching skills and hand-eye coordination. KFC Mini-Cricket has over 100 000 children actively participating in the programme throughout South Africa, with dedicated volunteer coaches sharing their passion for cricket by helping the youngsters get the most out of the game from an early age. Kids attending the festival will also get the chance to audition to become KFC MiniCricket Ambassadors where they will get the opportunity to become ball boys and girls on the boundaries at KFC Twenty20 international matches. The children can also become involved with other activities like escorting the players onto the field. There is an exciting 2013/14 KFC MiniCricket season lying ahead for young cricketers with the opportunity to get to play a KFC MiniCricket match against the Proteas.

The competition is not open to employees of Harley – Davidson or Savannah Mall and Tenants. No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed or which are not received for any reason. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The closing date is as specified and Savannah Mall reserves the right to amend the competition and date at any time. By entering the competition the winners agree to participate in such promotional activity and material as Savanna Mall may require. The prize will not be transferable to another person. No part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize. If an advertised prize is not available we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal value. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified. Insurance is for the winners's own expense Semi-finalist must be present on 30 Nov, 12h00 for the finalist draw. Lucky draws will be done during the competition period.

contribute towards a needy cause and towards the development of sport, especially golf in the province. The prices are as follows to book your company’s participation: Parking area on arrival/departure R3 000; putting green halfway/18th green R8 000; hole one tee and green R4 000; holes two to nine R 2 000 each; tee box hole 10 R3 000; holes three and 13 R4 000; holes 11, 12, 14 to 17 R2 000 each. Meropa’s most valued guests (MVG), gold and platinum card holders and the winners on the day stand a chance to go and compete at the Nedbank Golf Challenge Pro-Am at Sun City in December. For more information call Ngakane on 015 290 5400 or email

Polokwane Rally sure to get adrenaline pumping



The city’s motor racing fans can look forward to exciting racing at the Polokwane Rally that will be held on 18 and 19 October.


Liné Ferreira, graad 11 in aksie op die netbalbaan tydens Madeliefie wat Woensdag by die Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) aangebied is. Tydens die byeenkoms, wat ‘n jaarlikse instelling by die skool is, het die matrieks tee die res van die skool meegeding in netbal, hokkie en rugby, maar kon slegs op die rugbyveld koning kraai.

With little over two months left before the Orange African Nations Championship 2014 (Chan), the management of the Peter Mokaba Stadium is confident that they will be the perfect hosts for their leg of the tournament. The stadium will host the Group C matches involving Ghana, Libya, Ethiopia and Republic of Congo which



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It will be a first for Polokwane when Pietersburg Road Runners (PRR) hosts a seminar presented by international ultramarathon guru, Norrie Williamson at their clubhouse at the Polokwane Bowls Club on 14 October. Old Mutual virtual coach, Norrie Williamson has gained worldwide recognition for conducting seminars, practical clinics, and after dinner talks to athletics clubs, groups and companies in South Africa and internationally on how to prepare for long distance races. PRR’s own world 100-mile record holder for 2013, Johan van der Merwe was responsible for bringing Williamson to Polokwane for two days to share his knowledge with the city’s long distance runners. In addition to the seminar on Monday, Williamson will also hold oneon-one sessions with individual runners on Monday and Tuesday from 08:00 to 16:00. During the seminar Williamson is expected to cover a number of topics including; how to plan and build a goal, basic training components, types of training sessions, putting together your training schedule and plan, the logistics of training and race preparation, nutrition in racing and training, choosing the correct running shoes, running style, the role of strength and core training and specific pointers for Two Oceans, Comrades and certain road races. Booking is essential and can be done with Johan van der Merwe on 082 877 3640.

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Polokwane ready for Orange African Nations Championship will be played at the stadium from 11 January until 1 February next year. The tournament, the second biggest of its kind on the continent after the flagship Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), will feature African national teams made up entirely of players from the domestic leagues of the different countries. Marketing and Communications Manager at the venue, Manthlako Sebaka said they are confident that


they will host a successful tournament. “It is not the first time we host such a big tournament. We had a successful 2010 World Cup tournament, which was our signature event. Everything is ready, from the emergency, medical and traffic services to transport and accommodation. We are looking forward to a spectacular event.” He described it as a wonderful opportunity for the people of the province to interact with the players from national teams.



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stage in the surrounds of the Peter Mokaba Stadium to end the day. The rally will restart on Saturday at 06:30 with a 15 minute service interval before the first of the day’s five stages, a 33 km test some 40 km north of the city. The first four stages will all be on gravel and the final stage will be a repeat of Friday’s short tarmac stretch at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. The traditional podium ceremony and champagne spraying will take place at the stadium, followed by

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WARREN BLUNT >> Limpopo’s motor sport fans can look forward to lots of exciting racing on both dirt and tar during the penultimate round of the South African Rally Championship when the Polokwane Rally takes place on 18 and 19 October. Clerk of the course, Willie du Plessis has promised competitors a testing 180 km racing section on the 550 km total route that will match the importance of the occasion and be a big test for both driver and navigator. “Thanks to the enthusiastic cooperation of the city fathers, businesses and land owners, who have all gone that extra mile to provide the necessary permission, we have been able to plot a total of 11 special stages in and around Polokwane over the two days,” Du Plessis said. “We’ll be using the environs of the Peter Mokaba Stadium as rally headquarters and for the event’s central service park. We are planning for Friday’s noon ceremonial start to take place from Polokwane’s municipal offices after the rally cars have travelled in convoy with a police escort from the stadium to the city centre,” he explained. Friday’s rally action will consist of six stages, beginning with a 10 km gravel stage south of the city. This will be followed by four more gravel special stages and a short 2,9 km tarmac

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Regardt Kleingeld druk stempel af as skeidsregter >> Dissipline is die belangrikste aspek >> ‘Erken as jy swak geblaas het’ RC MYBURGH >> ‘n Ernstige borsbesering het Regardt Kleingeld gedwing om sy rugbystewels finaal op te hang, maar dit het nie sy liefde en betrokkenheid by dié spel geskaad nie, net in ander rigtings gestuur. Kleingeld is tans ‘n vlak tweeskeidsregter wat hard werk om sy droom om internasionale skeidsregter te word, te verwerklik. As menslike en sosiale wetenskappe-leerkrag van die Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) is hy afrigter van die eerste rugbyspan wat tussendeur skole- en klubrugbywedstryde as skeidsregter hanteer. Onlangs het hy die nasionale seweswedstryde teen onderskeidelik Botswana en Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe en die Sea West Blou Bulle geblaas en as assistentskeidsregter tydens ‘n wedstryd tussen die Pumas en Wallis opgetree. Hy was ook die een met die hef in die hand in die Middelburg Sewes-reeks se plaatfinaal tussen die Hoër Tegniese Skool Witbank en die Hoërskool Patriot. “Nadat ek in 2007 aan PHS gematrikuleer het, het ek onderwys aan die

Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroomkampus studeer waar ek ook vir die rugbyinstituut se o.19-Pukke en later vir die o.19-Luiperds uitgedraf het. Op skool het ek vir die eerste span gespeel en is vir die provinsiale Cravenweekspan gekies, maar wou aanvanklik na skool net daarop fokus om my as skeidsregter te bekwaam. My besering het toe in elk geval my loopbaan op die veld kortgeknip en ek kon al my vrye tyd spandeer om ervaring as fluitjieblaser op te doen,” sê Kleingeld. Hy erken dat hy alle wedstryde streng hanteer. “Sodra spelers sien hulle kan kanse vat, loop hulle oor jou. As jy maats met spelers is, verloor jy beheer en maak foute. Die rol van assistentskeidregters is baie belangrik omdat ‘n skeidsregter nie alles op die veld kan raaksien nie. Hulle sien die spel uit ‘n ander hoek en help om die wedstryd regverdig te laat verloop.” Kritiek, aanmerkings en kommentaar langs die veld is een van die grootste uitdagings vir ‘n skeidsregter. “As jy begin blaas, is koshuisrugby die beste leerskool om jou teen kritiek te beskerm. Spelers en toeskouers by koshuisrugby het nie ‘n saak met wat hulle sê nie. Dit het my geleer om af te skakel en slegs op die spel te konsentreer. As jy eers begin luister na kommentaar van toeskouers kan jy vergeet om jou aandag by die spel te bepaal.” Sodra hy van die veld stap, sal hy erken as hy swak geblaas of foute gemaak het. “In ‘n losskrum is dit mak-

lik om foute mis te kyk omdat daar so baie reëls is. Foute kan insluip. Ek haal nie maklik my strafkaarte uit nie, maar as dit nodig is om orde in die spel te skep, sal ek nie huiwer nie.” Kleingeld lag en sê hy beoordeel altyd ander skeidsregters. “Ek ken die reëls en skroom nie om te kritiseer nie. So leer ek ook om foute raak te sien wat hulle gemis het.” Skeidsregters word tydens wedstryde geëvalueer waarna besluit word of hulle ervare genoeg is om hoë prioriteitwedstryde te blaas. Om te begin blaas moet ‘n persoon by ‘n rugby-unie aansluit en vir ongeveer ‘n jaar as vlagman optree totdat jy jou eksamens en fiksheidtoets geslaag het. “As jy dan begin blaas, begin die evalueringsproses. Jy moet jouself beskikbaar stel om vinnig as skeidsregter te vorder. Binne die volgende paar jaar sien ek myself as skeidsregter tussen die All Blacks en Engeland of tydens ‘n Wêreldbekerfinaal.” As afrigter leer hy sy spelers dit waarmee hy as skeidsregter op die veld sukkel. “Dissipline is die belangrikste reël op die veld. Ongedissiplineerde spelers maak ‘n wedstryd onaangenaam. Spelers moet die spel geniet omdat rugby ‘n lekker kontaksportsoort is.” As Kleingeld nie op die rugbyveld is nie, spandeer hy tyd in die gimnasium of saam met sy vriendin, Tessa. Hy bedank plaaslike skeidsregter, Attie Buitendach, sy ouers en PHS-personeel vir hul volgehoue ondersteuning.

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