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he erstwhile king of office automation in Limpopo, Jacques Nell, was expected to make a court appearance after his arrest for alleged fraud yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Nell, a bold personality known for his lavish lifestyle and persistent policy of creating a job a day, was

due to appear in court late yesterday or this morning (Thursday) after the Hawks swooped down on his Pretoria home. According to information his arrest was preceded by an investigation dating back to January 2012 when the unit was first alerted about alleged tender irregularities. To page 2

Jacques Nell will be appearing in the Polokwane Regional Court after his arrest by the Hawks early Wednesday morning on fraud charges.

Kuiersessie eindig met groepverkragting KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com Drie bekende Westenburgfamilies se koppe hang in skaamte nadat hul seuns by die Westenburg polisiestasie aangekla is van beweerde verkragting. Die aanklagte spruit uit

die vermeende verkragting van ‘n jong vrou in haar twintigs wat Saterdagaand na ‘n kuiersessie wakker geword het en ‘n man langs haar met ‘n gebruikte kondoom in sy hand gevind het. Volgens die woordvoerder vir die Westenburg polisiestasie, kapt Mohlaka Mashi-

ane, het die vrou onraad vermoed toe sy wakker word en ‘n man gewaar. “Die eerste verdagte het aan haar vertel dat hy nie die enigste een was wat met haar seks gehad het nie, maar dat sy twee vriende ook beurtelings met haar seks gehad het.” Mashiane sê volgens inligting aan

hom deurgegee het die vrou by ‘n taphuis in Westenburg gekuier waarna sy gaan slaap het. Toe sy wakker word, het sy die verdagte met die kondoom gewaar. Hy het toe sy vriende se name aan haar bekend gemaak waarna sy ‘n saak by die polisie Na bl 2

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Observer asked resion national / Polokwane dents for their opinion about the of the ongoing service deprovincial / causes livery protests in the province and local issues elsewhere in the country.

Polokwane Observer het inwoners gevra hoe hul oor die huidige dienslewerings-protesoptogte in Limpopo en in die res van die land voel en wat die onderliggende oorsake is.

Jack Ramasenya: “Empty promises by our government are one the things that lead to protest. The only way to stop the ongoing protests is for the government to give people what they want.”

Selina Lehutso: “I think unemployment is one of the major causes of the strikes. Hungry people are always angry.”

Kallie Combrink: “Slegte bestuur van regeringsinstansies. Indien dinge behoorlik gedoen word, sal ons nie sulke aksie van die gemeenskap kry nie.”

Luan Maasberg: “Dit is die gevolg van wat die regering nie vir die mense doen nie. In plaas daarvan om die land vorentoe te neem, gaan die land agteruit.”

Ryno Alberts: “Ek dink dit is as gevolg van swak bestuur deur die owerhede.”

Dimitrie Combrink: “Ek dra nie te veel kennis van die protesaksies nie, maar die mense het die reg om hul ontevredenheid met swak dienslewering te wys.”

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Face the music Van bl 1 The investigation seemingly stemmed from the initial registering of a docket after then Democratic Alliance (DA) provincial leader Desiree van der Walt demanded of the Hawks to look into the alleged involvement of officials of the Department of Roads and Transport and Capricorn District Municipality in lease contracts for office equipment from Data Master Office Automation CC. The business closed down overnight in December 2012 when Nell, upon his reported return from an overseas holiday, informed his staff component of the termination of their employment through a local law firm. At the time information was received about Nell having left for Gauteng with his family. According to information the high profile investigation runs concurrently with the major crackdown by an anti-corruption task team following the arrival of a team of administrators after five Limpopo government departments were placed under administration in terms of Section 100(b) of the Constitution. The team, it was learnt this week, is planning an exit towards the end of March. It was reliably learnt that the charges of fraud against Nell relate to the alleged presentation of falsified invoices for the purchase of office equipment after having secured financing for two machines from a leading banking institution. Nell would apparently stand trial for allegedly securing asset finance through the banking group in March 2009 with which he would have purchased the equipment valued at R4,2 million and R3,2 million apparently

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supplied by a mother company in 2003 and 2006 respectively and paid for some three to six years later. It allegedly resulted in the potential loss of close to R10 million while the actual loss incurred was approximately R1,7 million upon the business being liquidated. Hawks Spokesperson Paul Ramaloko confirmed the arrest and said they would be opposing bail due to the severity of the charges. At the time of going to press Christina Stemmett from the Hawks indicated that Nell could not have been transported to Polokwane as yet as a magnitude of documentation confiscated from his residence and which would serve as evidence before the court, still had to be listed by the team of investigators. She said due to the fact that the allegations against Nell related to a Schedule 5 offence, he was not entitled to apply for bail after hours. Regardless of his arrival time in Polokwane he would be spending the night behind bars, she concluded. Benno de Klerk, of Davel De Klerk Kgatla Inc yesterday morning confirmed that he still did legal work for Nell but could not confirm his arrest. He alleged he did not have any knowledge of the existence of any charge sheet. “I hope to speak to him during the course of the morning. I could not manage to speak to him telephonically as yet.”

Kuiersessie eindig met groepverkragting Van bl 1 aanhangig gemaak het, sê Mashiane. Die slagoffer is daarna deur die polisie na die Polokwane Provinsiale Hospitaal geneem waar mediese toetse bepaal het dat sy wel verkrag is. DNA-monsters is van die semen geneem en na ‘n laboratorium gestuur. Die drie verdagtes, wie se name aan die Polokwane Observer bekend is, is deur die polisie ondervra en die saak word tans deur die eenheid vir familiegeweld, kinderbeskerming en misdrywe ondersoek. Die resultate sal hopelik binne die volgende drie weke bekend gemaak word, waarna arrestasies sal volg. Alhoewel Mashiane bygevoeg het dat dit die eerste keer is dat so ‘n geval by die polisie gerapporteer is kan hy nie met sekerheid sê dat dit nog nie voorheen in die gemeenskap gebeur het nie. Volgens bronne in Westenburg word sulke insidente “tournaments” (toernooie) genoem en bestaan dit gewoonlik uit ‘n groep vriende wat om die beurt seks met die verkose vrou vir die aand het. Mashiane sê die polisie veroordeel die voorval baie streng en dat hy diep geskok is dat so ‘n voorval in sy gemeenskap gebeur het. “Enige seks sonder toestemming is streng ontoelaatbaar en daar sal streng teen wetsoortreders in sulke voorvalle opgetree word. Ek pleit by vrouens wat die slagoffers van sulke gevalle is om dadelik die saak by die polisie aan te meld en nie bang te wees vir nagevolge of vergelding van die oortreders nie; ons is daar om julle te beskerm.” Hy maan ook verder dat vroue bewus moet wees van die gevare wat taphuise en te veel drank inhou. “Pas julleself op en verhoed dat sulke insidente gebeur deur nugter te bly.”


Meer as 400 waterpype bars sedert Januarie >> “Ons pleit vir inwoners se geduld met pype wat bars” - Greaver >> Dit is die realiteit van ‘n verouderde stelsel RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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aterpype wat daagliks in en buite die stad bars is ‘n algemene gesig wat inwoners laat vuur spoeg. Die Polokwane Munisipaliteit erken dat dit inwoners verontrief en dat die munisipaliteit ook miljoene rand as gevolg daarvan verloor. Tydens ‘n perskonferensie Dinsdag het uitvoerende burgemeester, Freddy Greaver gesê dat daar minstens nege tot tien pype op ‘n daaglikse basis bars met meer as 400 lekkasies wat sedert Januarie herstel is. “Water wat ons aangekoop het, gaan verlore voordat dit deur ‘n huishouding se watermeter vloei wat veroorsaak dat ons miljoene moet opdok vir verlore water.” Hy sê dit neem die munisipaliteit ongeveer vyf uur om een gebarste pyp te herstel. As dit volgens die hoeveelheid pype wat per dag bars bereken word, het die munisipaliteit ongeveer

50 uur per dag nodig om die situasie onder beheer te bring. “Ons werk onverpoos, maar het nie die mannekrag om dit te doen nie. Ons kan ook nie die situasie bekostig nie, maar dit is die realiteit van ’n verouderde stelsel wat ons moet aanvaar en op ’n daaglikse basis probeer hanteer.” Hy sê die enigste manier om die probleme dadelik op te los is om die hele waterstelsel te vervang, maar die munisipaliteit het nie die geld daarvoor nie. Daarom het Greaver, premier Stanley Mathabatha, die bestuur van Lepelle Northern Water en die minister van waterwese, Edna Molewa onlangs vergader om die probleme aan te spreek. Hy sê die munisipaliteit behoort teen einde volgende week ’n antwoord te hê oor geld wat hopelik voorgeskiet sal word om die stelsel te vervang. “Ons pleit vir inwoners se geduld met pype wat bars. Ons hoop om binnekort ’n langtermyn oplossing vir die stad se watertoevoer te hê,” sê Greaver. Intussen duur die situasie voort met gebarste pype onder andere Maandag in Natorpstraat waar water vir ongeveer drie uur vrylik gevloei het. In Hoogstraat was daar ’n waterlekkasie sedert Sondag en die munisipaliteit het dit eers Dinsdagoggend herstel. Ten spyte van duisende liter water wat daagliks verlore gaan, bly die reservoirvlakke konstant. Alle reservoirvlakke is Maandag bo die 70% merk gemeet.

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Hysbak wat buite werking is, het oues moedeloos RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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ie plaaslike biblioteek in Library Gardens in die middestad se hysbak is sedert Desember buite werking wat veroorsaak dat selfs verswakte bejaardes gedwing word om met trappe op te sukkel na die eerste vloer. Van die senior burgers is te swak om trappe te klim, maar het geen ander keuse nie. As hul lief is vir lees, moet hulle die byna 20 trappe aandurf. Lettie Swart neem haar vier en tagtigjarige ma, Lettie Roux maandeliks na die biblioteek. “My ma is nie die enigste een wat sukkel om trappe te klim nie. Daar is baie ander bejaardes wat dieselfde probleem het. My ma moet haarself met beide hande aan die handreling die trappe optrek,” sê Swart.

Swart sê die hysbak is sedert 7 Desember buite werking en dat sy dit telkens by die biblioteek en munisipaliteit aangemeld het, maar dat daar niks van kom nie. Sy sê sy is bewus daarvan dat die biblioteek dit ook reeds aan die munisipaliteit gerapporteer het. Munisipale kommunikasie- en bemarkingsbestuurder, Tidimalo Chuene het Dinsdag gesê die saak sal ondersoek word en sy sal spoedig reageer. Teen druktyd is geen terugvoer van haar ontvang nie.

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redictions are that Premier Stan Mathabatha, who has just been affirmed as Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in the province, would address the expected exit of the national administrative team from Limpopo towards the end of March in his maiden State of the Province speech to

the Legislature tomorrow (Thursday). Tomorrow’s occasion is expected to be characterised by a certain degree of pomp customary to the annual opening ceremony. Premier’s Spokesperson Kenny Mathivha said the departure of the administrators from the province at the end of March would be addressed in Mathabatha’s speech. He further said Mathabatha would be expected to share a two-decade review. Concentrating on the past

five years of reporting he would be addressing challenges and strides that were made during that period, Mathivha said. Mathabatha was likely to further discuss corruption and remedial processes undertaken in the past and what was in the planning for the period beyond the elections as well as the rebuilding of the province and the morale of citizens and civil servants, he said. Issues such as infrastructure backlogs, electricity provision,

Bloody Valentine’s on Limpopo roads RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Valentine’s Day turned sombre when a fatal accident outside the city on the N1 South claimed the lives of two people when the vehicle they travelled in overturned. An eyewitness confirmed that a BMW, which he saw approaching at high speed in his rear view mirror, suddenly swerved when a wheel, coming off an allegedly overloaded trailer, ran loose on the road. “The next moment I saw the BMW overturning next to my vehicle. It overturned at least seven times before coming to a standstill,” the eyewitness said on the scene. Traffic officials on the scene confirmed that the cause of the accident could possibly also be ascribed to excessive speeding, the loose wheel despite. “The driver was allegedly unable to control the vehicle at high speed after trying to avoid the trailer wheel in the road,” an official said. Four people were taken to hospital with serious injuries. In another fatal accident last Monday ten people died after a collision between a bus and two other vehicles in Thohoyandou. Department of Roads and Transport Spokesperson, Jimmy Machaka said among the surviving passengers three were critically injured, three severely and seven sustained minor injuries. “The Police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving against the bus driver

who allegedly caused the accident,” he said. On social networks people posted pictures and comments on various accidents in and around Polokwane over the weekend. At least four minor accidents were reported in the city while an accident involving cattle in the road was also reported at Zebediela. Machaka could not provide the statistics of accidents on Limpopo’s roads over the weekend. He also did not respond to the question

on the department’s efforts to bring motorists guilty of overloading to book. Neither did he provide the statistics on overloaded vehicles checked and drivers fined on a monthly basis. Transport MEC Lehlogonolo Masoga expressed his shock about the bus accident and resultant fatalities. “We cannot continue to lose so many lives on our roads as a result of reckless and negligent driving,” he is quoted to have said in a press release.

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sanitation, inadequate equipment and shortages of medicine at state facilities, text book and learner support material supply, the 80% target for the 2014 matric pass rate and concerns over protest action are general matters that will probably feature prominently on the agenda. According to Mathivha no provincial cabinet reshuffle could be expected, despite developments in the local political arena over the weekend, as the Legislature would be dissolved just before the elections in the beginning of May. No date has as yet been established for the re-opening of the Legislature after the May elections, Carol Seloane of the Limpopo Legislature indicated.

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he 2013/14 cricket season is drawing to a close and still the catering facilities at the Polokwane Cricket Club remain a sore point with teams that use the cricket ground on a regular basis. Visiting teams from outside the province also have to ensure that all their food and drinks are brought with them as canteen and catering facilities are unavailable at the club. During the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the bar and catering facilities were closed to make way for the Fan Park that was situated at the cricket club for the duration of the tournament. Although the bar, kitchen, change rooms and ablution facilities were renovated and upgraded to cater for the Fan Park, the custodians of cricket in Limpopo, Limpopo Impalas Cricket (LIC) have failed in securing a new lease from the Polokwane Municipality to provide food and beverages for the many fans

Lack of refreshments a sore point at cricket club that watch cricket. Cricket teams and followers that often spend the entire day at the cricket ground have to ensure that they are well-stocked up with food and drinks to watch a 50-over match. During the recent T20 High Schools semi-finals and finals, visiting teams from Bochum and Tzaneen complained about the lack of proper catering facilities at the club. The manager for LIC, Jack Senetla confirmed that the lack of proper catering and bar facilities is high on the current list of priorities at LIC and a meeting was held with the Polokwane Municipality on 24 January. He is confident a solution will be found between the two parties and full catering will once again take place at the club. “Proper procedures must be followed in order for our lease to be renewed and LIC

have held discussions with the Land Use Management, Spatial Planning and Development Department at the Polokwane Municipality on all the documentation needed for our lease to be renewed,” Senetla explained. The Head of Communications at the Polokwane Municipality, Tidimalo Chuene confirmed that the municipality is presently in discussions with LIC on the status of the bar and catering facilities at the Polokwane Cricket Club. She said the current lack of facilities at the club is not as a result of any failure by the municipality as most of the sport clubs whose contracts expired in 2010 were renewed thereafter on a

month to month basis. “The granting to LIC of the right to use the bar and catering would be granted as long as they comply with the laws and regulations thereof. The municipality is busy with proposals with LIC to look into the possibility of them taking a long term lease of the whole facility at the cricket club. This has implications on the maintenance, whether it should be done by the municipality or by LIC. Once we have concluded these discussions, the municipality will give an appropriate response on the status of the bar and catering facilities,” Chuene concluded.

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Spectators watching the recent Limpopo Twenty20 High Schools cricket final at the Polokwane Cricket Club had to bring their own refreshments to the ground as there are currently no catering or bar facilities available.

Labour introduces new acceptable household chores for children

>> Excessive household chores deprive them >> Permitted to work three hours HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

Unjust child labour practices in South Africa will be a thing of the past if the guidelines for acceptable household chores for children, recently introduced by the Department of Labour are anything to go by, Spokesperson for the Department of Labour, Johannes Mokou said in a statement released by the Department on Wednesday. He said the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) prohibits the engagement of children in activities classified as child labour, as they are considered to be harmful to children. While in contrast, the Child Labour Programme of Action (CPLA) recognises that certain types of work, such as household chores and fetching of water, could be beneficial to children. “These guidelines form part of CPLA, which

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Geliefde Polokwane inwoner sterf kort na 72ste verjaardag WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Willie Jacobs, ‘n jarelange inwoner van die stad, is Dinsdagoggend skielik oorlede. Hy het vermoedelik aan ‘n hartaanval in sy woonstel in die Magrietjie-eenhede by Vergeet My Nie Behuisingsentrum in Marshallstraat gesterf. Jacobs het op 20 Januarie sy 72ste verjaarsdag gevier. Inwoners van die ouetehuis was geskok nadat hy in sy woonstel inmekaar gesak het, kort nadat hy Dinsdagoggend nog water by die boorgat gaan haal het. Hy was vir etlike jare in die laat 1980’s en vroeë 1990’s die bestuurder van die destydse Volkskas-bank en later Absa in die stad. Hy was ook bestuurder by die destydse Volkskas-bank in Warden in die Vrystaat, Burgersdorp in die Oos-Kaap en Lydenburg in Mpumalanga. Jacobs het in 1995 ‘n massiewe beroerte oorleef, maar is daarna medies ongeskik verklaar om te werk. Louise Louw, sy enigste suster, sê sy sal haar broer se goeie hart en vrygewigheid altyd onthou. “Hy sou sy laaste sent vir iemand anders gee al het hy niks gehad nie.” Jacobs word oorleef deur sy twee seuns, Willem en Francois en drie kleinkinders. ‘n Finale besigtiging word môreoggend (Vrydag) om 09:00 by Doves in die stad gehou. Jacobs word om 11:00 in die nuwe begraafplaas langs die Lebowakgomo-pad begrawe. Foto: Verskaf

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ersonnel belonging to the administration department at the University of Limpopo’s (UL) Polokwane campus and administrative personnel from the Polokwane Provincial Hospital share their offices alongside a courtyard used to dump medical and other waste from the hospital and Paediatric and Oncology Ward L of the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) situated nearby. According to the administrative personnel, who would prefer to remain anonymous for fear of victimisation, despite numerous complaints regarding the stinking, fly and cockroach infested rubbish dump, nobody from the hospital cares about this alleged health hazard and it seems like this repulsive practice of randomly dumping waste is the right thing to do. When Polokwane Observer visited the premises on Monday rubbish had not been collected for two weeks. Most of the rubbish that has been dumped in the courtyard originates from Cansa’s paediatric ward and the old Policlinic offices and remains uncollected for weeks at a time, thus creating a terrible smell, a haven for flies, and the stench can be smelt from the UL conference room directly above on the first floor. It is alleged that the problem regarding uncollected medical waste and rubbish started after Ward L was renovated to make way for Cansa paediatric patients that opened in October 2012. A rubbish/waste dump was identified by Cansa and their stakeholders next to the library (Old Policlinic) without consultation with the old Policlinic office bearers. Before the renovation, the ward was utilised for adult cancer patients and no

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The courtyard at the old Policlinic and University of Limpopo’s administrative offices that is presently used as a dumping site. It is alleged that the rubbish remains uncollected for over two weeks at a time and creates and unbearable stench for personnel working nearby. waste was dumped in the courtyard next to the library. A letter was written in April 2013 by UL administrative personnel addressed to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Polokwane Provincial Hospital regarding the uncollected rubbish and the fact that the dumping area is next to the library and rest rooms. The personnel stated that they cannot open any windows in summer due to the stench and flies that enter their offices. It is now nearly a year later and the problem still has not been addressed, according to personnel that use the offices next to the dump. The spokesperson for the Department of Health, Adele van der Linde says the dumping site is a designated dumping area for the Cansa Paediatric ward and other offices

situated nearby. The department is adamant that no medical waste is being dumped there and only everyday rubbish from the nearby wards and offices. Van der Linde added that the hospital is experiencing some mechanical problems to some of the vehicles that collect waste on the premises of the Provincial Hospital and this could be the reason for the delay in collecting rubbish from that particular area. “Our number one priority is to ensure that rubbish is collected close to the patients’ wards on a daily basis and taken to the main dumping site. All medical waste is collected by a specialised contactor.” She said any complaints regarding uncollected rubbish can be addressed with the CEO at the Provincial Hospital, Benjamin Seati.

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>> Their biggest challenge was how to get people to believe their vote mattered >> “We have to work together to say your vote is your power” YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com

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trategic engagement was on the agenda when Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele touched down in her native province last Thursday to meet with volunteers, business supporters, community leaders and key provincial coordinators affiliated to the party ahead of rallies planned for March. In an interview with Polokwane Observer shortly before catching a late afternoon plane out, she referred to Limpopo being one of their five priority provinces alongside Gauteng, North West, Eastern Cape and Western Cape. She described Agang as probably the most active party in the most remote areas, attributing the reach to volunteers in far-off places. With regards to membership in Limpopo Ramphele claimed they were heading towards the 100 000 mark and were daily signing up new members. Their biggest challenge, she indicated, was how to get people to believe their vote mattered. Ramphele at the same time referred to Malamulele where people decided not to register to vote in the upcoming elections. “We all have to work together to say your vote is your power.”

Referring to ongoing protests stemming from dissatisfaction over service delivery, she said they invited people to build a winning South Africa together. “That’s why we are called Agang. We are builders.” She continued saying they believed there was s future to be built but no one was going to do it for another person. When people burnt down government buildings they were destroying their own property, which did not make sense, she stressed, because in the end it had to be rebuilt again. Asked about possible outcomes prior to the elections scheduled for the beginning of May, she did not want to make any predictions as she said the ground was very fluid. However the success

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Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele.

of the elections would depend on how many non-voters would be convinced to cast their votes instead of abstaining, Ramphele said. Addressing the issue of the youth being perceived as showing apathy towards casting their votes in the elections, she said the country has failed its young people, having fed them a diet of low quality education and low skills development. According to her they were in despair and then couldn’t think of the future. Turning to what led to the recent much publicised visuals of a kiss that sealed a proposed collaboration with the Democratic Alliance (DA) which seemingly turned sour days after, Ramphele explained that when they launched Agang on 18 February last year they committed themselves to the party being a champion of enabling the realignment of the political space. They have been speaking to the DA, the United Democratic Movement (UDM), the Congress of the People (Cope) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) because they were seeking that realignment. “It is absolutely vital for us to have it. Unfortunately there was a disagreement on how to do it.” She continued explaining that what they took to the DA was a proposal for a complementary partnership. They would still continue pursuing the dream of collaborative politics because at the end of the day the country came first. They would continue talking to the UDM, Cope and also the DA, she added. She indicated the country had a bright future ahead and each person had to get up and exercise the power to shape the future through the vote. Her message in conclusion was one for Limpopo, appealing to it to rise to its greatness to build a great country together.

Sekhukhune Police station commander arrested

The station commander of the Sekhukhune Police Station appeared in court on charges of fraud on Tuesday and was released on bail of R1 500. His case was postponed to 8 May for further investigation. The Anti-Corruption Unit of the Hawks on Tuesday arrested 50-year old Jeffry Seroka on alleged charges of fraud. National Spokesperson for the Hawks, Paul Ramoloko says the charges stem from alleged false travel claims made by Seroka last year costing the state an amount of around R10 000. “Seroka’s predecessor, Jane Letswaolo was allegedly dismissed for a similar offence last year. We warn senior managers in the Police to be careful when submitting their travel claims, not to find themselves on the wrong side of the law at a later stage,” Ramaloko says.

Hawks arrest nine for environmental crimes

The Organised Crime Unit of the Hawks arrested nine suspects during a two-day operation related to environmental crimes, particularly the trade in rhino horn. According to the Spokesperson for the Hawks, Paul Ramaloko, the arrests were made across Limpopo and stem from find-

ing items like weapons used for poaching and rhino horns during raids held across the province. The suspects, aged between 23 and 42, will appear in the Lephalale and Bela-Bela magistrate’s courts this week. The suspects will remain in custody until their court appearances. Head of the Hawks in Limpopo, Maj Genl Dibero Molatjana says her department will remain committed and determined to confront rhino poaching from all angles. “We will continue to surprise them in the thick bushes where they are operating from.”

More unrest and blocked roads in Tzaneen area

Limpopo Police spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi has confirmed reports of unrest on Wednesday after angry community members areas surrounding Bolobedu outside Tzaneen once again blocked roads and burnt tyres in protest of bad service delivery. “I can confirm that community members from Mamphakhathi Village outside Tzaneen have blockaded roads and burnt tyres in protest of service delivery issues. Police are currently monitoring the situation but so far everything is still under control,” Muluadzi said adding that the mayor of the Greater Tzaneen Municipality will be arriving on the scene soon in hopes of sorting out the problem as soon as possible. No arrests have been made and no injuries have been reported.


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Former African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Task Team Convenor Philemon Mdaka with ANC deployee in Limpopo, Ruth Bhengu at the opening of the provincial elective conference of the ruling party at the University of Limpopo on Friday night.

ll attention is fixed on Limpopo African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson Stan Mathabatha and his newly elected provincial executive who had just been handed the baton during the weekend elective conference of the ruling party. The new leadership would be expected to steer a revamped party ship into an electioneering period but also take the province into the future. The elective conference got underway at Onkgopotse Tiro Hall at the University of Limpopo Friday at approximately 22:20 after an entire day of delays and what was widely perceived as faction-based deliberations that continued to the last moment before nominations drifting towards dictatorship.� commenced on Saturday night. Despite an appreciation for Initial delays in the programme re- democracy being in display at sulted in African National Congress the weekend conference, disappointment existed over delegates (ANC) National Executive Comspending more time outside than mittee (NEC) member and Police inside the conference venue Minister Nathi Mthethwa starting while occupied with issues of his 45-minute keynote address to lobbying which compromised delegates from the ruling party in the quality of debate, stressed the different regions of the provalliance partner SACP Provincial ince Friday at 00:00. What apparSecretary Gilbert Kganyago. ently was a surprise twist to some According to Kganyago lobbying when the positions of chairperson was part of the vibrancy of the and treasurer went uncontested, conference but shouldn’t have added to the reality that hopeful sidetracked delegates to such an contenders for the three remainextent that meetings took long ing top slots were excluded from to start. It equally shouldn’t have the race as they did not have the resulted in undermining of lower support of 197 branches to meet structures and go against the threshold requirements. expression of branches. In the Alongside Mathabatha, Jerry same vein he said they appreciNdou was elected as his deputy, ated the peaceful nature of the Nocks Seabi as Provincial Treasconference and the fact that ury, Makoma Makurupetsa as his deputy and Thembi Nwendamutsu there had not been any protest against the outcome. as Provincial Treasurer. Seabi’s He said the conduct created positioning has raised eyebrows the impression that the main for he remains under suspension as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of business of the conference was to elect leadership while in part Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA). it was correct. However, there On Tuesday it was confirmed should have been a balance that the suspension against Seabi between elections and policy diswas still pending. It arose from cussions, Kganyago continued. alleged failure to comply with “It is very importhe Public Finance tant, especially in Management Act Limpopo where and Treasury reguthere is a low level lations. of ideological conMathabatha and sciousness.� his team took over On the issue from a provincial of Seabi ‘s electask team, led by tion Kganyago Convenor Philemon said people were Mdaka, which was innocent until instituted eleven proven guilty. At months ago. Tasked the same time, he with a three-fold indicated, people mandate it had to, with cases pendamong others, embark on a process of African National Congress ing against them uniting and rebuild- (ANC) National Executive had to act with a ing structures in the Committee (NEC) member sense of conscience on the implication province and bring and Police Minister Nathi for availability of to an end “institu- Mthethwa delivers his leadership on the tionalised factional- midnight address. ANC. ism�. He further stressed that presIn his Friday night political reently perceptions mattered most port to an audience that included and it would be important for representatives of the ANC Veterans’ League, the Women’s League, the ANC to clarify the matter so it could be dealt with before the the Youth League and alliance elections. partners South African CommuKganyago mentioned they nist Party (SACP) and Congress wished that priority would be of South African Trade Unions given to the idea of facilitating (Cosatu) as well as the South political schools, as alluded to by African National Civic Organisaspeakers on the podium at the tion (Sanco), Mdaka spoke on opening of the provincial party the need for a more united and conference. He predicted it would vibrant ANC. “We do not need require a plan to be developed on a divided ANC in the province. which the ANC could consult with Unlike in the recent past before their alliance partners to form a the establishment of the PTT, task team to investigate the possisuch unity was non-existent if bility of implementation of political not lacking. Our province was characterised by serious divisions schools in the province. In his comment alliance partner and factions or groupings which Cosatu Provincial Secretary Dan were no more easily hidden. The Sebabi said they were happy then PEC took a federal poswith the conference outcome. He ture against our own NEC, and added they believed the new proprinciples of the organisation vincial executive of the ANC had and its core values were serithe capacity to uproot the scourge ously ignored if not undermined. of crime and corruption across the Democratic centralism was no board. more, and the province was

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ncompetent officials; the failure of households to inform the municipality of the passing of the accountholder; child headed families and vacant stands are the major challenges faced by Polokwane Municipality in its attempts to sort out its currently chaotic billing system. Executive Mayor, Freddy Greaver addressed the media on Tuesday to discuss numerous accusations, complaints, allegations and reports made on the municipality’s so called inaccurate billing system. This follows his initiative to personally engage with rate payers about their grievances with the billing system. “For the past four weeks we had successful interactions with residents. I initially made available five hours but have been sitting until late evening hours with residents to solve their bills. It shows the interest of residents but also shows that there are many residents who really need assistance from the municipality with their bills,” he said. Greaver made it clear that debt was not written off or reduced but rather corrected by ways of the municipality that might have incorrectly billed residents. He added that another issue that saw the light was residents who don’t understand surcharges. “Every household is allowed 20 kilolitres of water per month. If you use more than that you will be charged and the more you use over the allowed limit the more the surcharge will escalate.” Greaver went on saying that affordability starts with indigenes; households who earn just over R5 000 per month and are allocated 6 kiloliters of water and 50 kW of electricity free of charge. “These households have to pay for excess usage but they don’t understand how to use water and electricity sparingly and when it comes to paying for the excess usage there is a problem. If you are struggling, don’t use as if you can afford to. We need to work harder to get the message across to the

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people. It is heartbreaking to see people who cannot afford services but are not reducing consumption, which is a key challenge for the municipality,” he said. Deceased accountholders also create a problem for the billing system as the municipality is not informed resulting in a continuous growing account. On vacant land Greaver said people are not informed that even though there is no building on the stand, they still have to pay rates. Greaver confirmed that not all officials are doing their prescribed jobs within the municipality. “I cannot confirm whether officials do it on purpose to sabotage the municipality or if it is pure laziness, but some officials are really costing us while the majority are serious about their

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Poverty and affordability are the biggest challenge for the Polokwane Municipality in order to sort out their billing system. During a media conference on Tuesday, Executive Mayor Freddy Greaver confirmed that some municipal officials are also not doing their jobs.

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RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Die bekende Dries Joubert, wat vir jare by die Soutpansberg Distriks Landbou-unie (SDLU) en Transvaalse Landbouunie van Suid-Afrika (TLU SA) betrokke was, is Saterdag na ‘n Foto: Argiewe kort siekbed Dries Joubert wat diep spore oorlede. in landboukringe getrap het, is Saterdag oorlede. Joubert het lank ‘n leidende rol in die landbougemeenskap gespeel. Hy was veral bekend as SDLU-voorsitter van 1996 tot 2004 asook lid van TLU SA se uitvoerende komitee in die hoedanigheid as Noordstreekvoorsitter van 2004 tot 2007. Die voorsitter van die SDLU, Stephen Hoffman het Joubert as ‘n besondere persoon beskryf. “Hy het vir homself gedink en nie geskroom om sy opinie te gee en daarby te hou nie. Almal wat hom geken het, sal hom onthou vir sy ondersteuning, begrip, daar wees om te luister, beredenering, koelkop bly, optimisme, reguit werkwyse en ongelooflike sin vir humor.” Hy sê verder Joubert het ‘n reuse verskil in die samelewing gemaak. “Met sy entoesiastiese geaardheid en aansteeklike lag was hy op verskeie terreine nie net ‘n toeskouer nie, maar ‘n volwaardige speler,” sê Hoffman. Joubert se gedenkdiens vind môre (Vrydag) om 11:00 vanuit die gemeenskapsaal op Levubu, net buite Makhado plaas. Hy laat sy vrou, Lenie, seuns, Hennie en Jan en ses kleinkinders agter.

work,” he said. To improve on the billing system and to make sure residents get their bills on time the municipality will introduce the e-billing system from the end of February. “This entails residents receiving their bills via e-mail or MMS for the next three months as well the hard copy bill. The three months will serve as test period in which the municipality will then decide to discontinue the original printed bill. “The introduction of smart meters that will ensure accurate billing will hopefully be announced during the State of City address later,” Greaver concluded. The municipality has already captured contact details of more than 78 000 account holders in order to despatch their bills electronically. Residents are urged to fill out the

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adat die departement van landbou, bosbou en vissery se aansoek om SuidAfrika as bek- en klouseervrye sone te verklaar verlede jaar afgekeur is, het die Rooivleisprodusente Organisasie (RPO) op Valentynsdag die goeie nuus ontvang dat die Internasionale Dieregesondheidsorganisasie (OIE) hul nuutste aansoek aanvaar het. Die Office International des Epizooties (OIE) het Suid-Afrika weer as ‘n bek- en klouseervrye sone verklaar en die RPO se nasionale voorsitter, Lardus van Zyl het in ‘n onlangse persverklaring die departement met dié positiewe prestasie gelukgewens. Die OIE se wetenskaplike kommissie sal ‘n afvaardiging van kundiges teen die einde van die jaar na Suid-Afrika stuur om regstel-

lende maatreëls te verifieer. Van Zyl sê die RPO sal nou saam met die departement en ander rolspelers werk om aan die maatreëls te voldoen. “Dit is goeie nuus vir rooivleisuitvoere sowel as persone in die huid-, vel- en leerindustrie en vir Suid-Afrikaanse landbou in geheel. Daar word beraam dat Suid-Afrika sonder sy status ongeveer R4 miljard per jaar verloor het omdat rooivleis nie uitgevoer kon word nie. Ander industrieë soos suiwel en wol sal ook hieruit voordeel trek,” sê Van Zyl. Volgens dr Wilhelm Schack, veearts en eienaar van van Eco Wild is die doelwit van die OIE om die voorkoms van die bek- en klouseer te monitor en word daar aan lande op grond van hulle beheer en voorkoms van die siekte, ‘n spesifieke status of gradering toegeken. “Dit is ‘n tipe kredietwaardigheidsgradering wat deur ander lande in hulle risiko-analises

gebruik word as die invoer van dierlike of plantaardige produkte ter sprake is. Tans is Suid-Afrika bek- en klouseervry wat beteken dat ons kredietwaardigheid hoog is en ons produkte na ander lande mag uitvoer,” sê hy. Omdat Suid-Afrika ‘n uitvoerland is wat biljoene aan buitelandse valuta verdien deur die uitvoer van lanbouprodukte is dit onnodig om te beklemtoon hoe belangrik die bekamping van bek- en klouseer is. ‘n Bek-en klouseerepidemie kan alle uitvoer tot stilstand bring met noodlottige gevolge vir die ekonomie. “’n Land kan sy bek- en klouseervrye status binne drie maande herwin indien hy die beleid van uitslagting volg en daarna kan bewys dat die siekte heeltemal in die kiem gesmoor is. Indien ‘n land die inentingsbeleid volg, sal sy bek- en klouseerstatus outomaties vir ten minste twee jaar geld,” sê Schack.

Wholesale distribution centre at Moletjie RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com A first in its kind wholesale distribution centre worth R7,5 million will be launched at Kgabo Park, Moletjie on Saturday during an event expected to be attended by Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe and Aganang Mayor, Maria Mokobodi. The main aim with the initiative is to alleviate poverty and to create jobs. A press release by the municipality’s Sen-

ior Communications Officer, Disree Manyane stated that the distribution centre aims at local development as it will benefit local retailers as well as cooperatives engaged in factors of production such as crop growing, eggs and poultry, livestock, candle making and other means. “Community members will be able to purchase their daily needs in a clean, conductive, inexpensive and well stocked shopping environment,” she said. Manyane added that more than 350

jobs will be created after the inception. “Currently three permanent positions were created at the wholesaler which opened in December. The municipality plans on opening 20 more shops in the immediate future.” She concluded by saying that the distribution centre is the first of its kind in Limpopo with a view of strengthening the local community by retaining the flow of money in the municipality as well as creating jobs and providing training skills.

LTA distribute flowers to female staff HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za The female staff of Polokwane Observer were among the lucky recipients of lovely red roses on Friday when Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) staff members visited our offices as part of their Valentine’s Day celebrations. LTA Media Liaison Officer, Ntlhekeng Kgatla said they decided to give flowers to female staff at various local radio stations and media houses because not all of them would have received flowers on the day. “We had flowers themed ‘Take a Shot Left this Easter’. We wanted to reach out to women on the day and we were well received by the women at our targeted areas. The other thing was also to encourage them to visit provincial tourism products this Easter,” Kgatla said.

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Photographed during their stop at Polokwane Observer offices last Friday are, in front, LTA’s Ntlhekeng Kgatla, (Media Liason Officer), Xolani Mthethwa (Senior Manager for Marketing Services) with Willie Esterhuysen (Managing Director Polokwane Observer) and Nadia Labuschagne (Graphic Designer). Behind them are Joey Naudé (Receptionist), Santa Oosthuizen (Manager), Keshia Jansens van Rensburg (Journalist), Jacolien Stoltz (Head of Advertising), Anél de Kock, Melany Martin (both Sales Representatives), Mahlatse Modila (Graphic Designer), Patricia Machete (Office Assistant), Marinda Bekker (Head of Lay-out and Design) and Kathleen Snyman (Debtors Clerk).

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Prison through the eyes >> Committing crimes will of a convicted murderer change your life for the worst. KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com The harsh realities of life behind bars comes to light when a detainee, taking out a packet of tobacco, laughingly jokes that this is your only payment for being a “boy-wife” in prison after a senior offender has made you their toy. Convicted prisoner Macks Nyone is currently serving a 20 years sentence for murder in the Polokwane Prison and unlike many other detainees who have embraced the lifestyle behind bars, Nyone spoke to learners during a Youth Summit held by the Department of Safety, Security and Liaison this week, in the hope of deterring young people from committing crimes which he says will change their lives for the worst. Every time he wakes up and every time he goes to sleep thoughts of his daughter who he will probably never see again fill his mind, he said. Nyone was once a blue collar employee working successfully as a training officer at the Marula Platinum Mine outside Burgersfort. “My life was successful and I was happily married with a beautiful daughter.” In one second everything changed for Nyone and in a space of less than a week he lost not only his job which he had worked so hard for but also his daughter whom he pines for on a daily basis as his now ex-wife will not allow her to see her biological father. “By the time I am released she will have been married and probably have children and I will never have shared in any of those special moments with her.” Nyone describes the average day in prison as pure torture, waking up every day to be counted like cattle while squatted. He says this is exasperated by the fact that he has previously suffered a gunshot wound to his backside which due to the injury makes it very difficult to squat. “There are many rules in prison and your rights are completely reduced. Privileges are not given to detainees, they are earned and earning these is very difficult. One of these privileges is having family or friends visit you over weekends and for 45 minutes at a time. These visits are also limited to only four per month. Being well-behaved is of the utmost importance as Nyone says having one’s parole possibilities revoked is as easy as back-chatting an official. Small luxuries like watching television are also

solely based on the mood of the wardens and can be stopped very quickly. “One minute we will all be watching television happily and then the next moment one person can cause the warden to put the television off and all will suffer.” Things like DStv are also taken for granted on the outside of the prison walls. “The only sports we get to watch are those played on SABC 1 and that is only for as long as the officials decide to stay and monitor; once they leave the television gets switched off.” What is facebook and what is Twitter? Nyone says most prisoners are technologically challenged and don’t know anything about these marvels taking up so much time in people’s lives. “Young people only see the joys of crime like driving a Gusheshe (BMW) or a VR6 and not the harsh reality of crime that I face daily. A free education in prison actually means nothing because when you’re out of prison sitting at home with no money. What will that degree help when no one is willing to hire a convicted criminal?”

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Convicted murderer Macks Nyone addressing his audience of learners in attendance during the Department of Safety, Security and Liaison’s Youth Summit.

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Ladanna – the heartbeat of city’s economy RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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olokwane has no shortage of modern suburbs hosting luxurious office blocks and buildings yet some local businesspersons prefer trading from one the city’s oldest suburbs, Ladanna. The busy commercial and industrial area of Ladanna offers something for everyone and business owners in the area adopt a specialised and hands-on approach to customer service to compete with competition elsewhere in the city. Polokwane’s economy continues to grow at a rate that exceeds that of the national growth, and the impact that the province’s growth is having on South Africa as a whole is one that has captured the interest of investors in all sectors. When considering a business opportunity in Polokwane one can easily think of at least ten reasons why Ladanna is the ultimate business hub. It creates access to African markets; it has a developed infrastructure connecting people to the city and other rural areas; it is a business friendly environment with excellent investment opportunities; it offers well-developed trade support facilities like the airport, transparent and fair trading while a skilled and semi-skilled labour force is easily available. Ladanna already offers businesses such as butcheries, liquor stores, mini-supermarkets, wholesalers, scrap yards, panel beaters, engi-

neering companies and fuel distributors and continues to create space and opportunities for more flourishing businesses. Some of the most successful businesses in the area have been owned by the same owners for decades, proof that Ladanna is Polokwane’s heartbeat in the business sector. Hosting the Municipal Traffic Department as well as the fire brigade also makes Ladanna a popular suburb for residential development. It creates a sense of security at residents and business owners should help be needed urgently. Ladanna hosts older quality built houses which are likely to offer spacious rooms and living areas with big gardens. It also plays host to one of the city’s first lower income housing projects, Ga Rena. Driving through the area one is constantly reminded of the area’s settlement history of which the large numbers of mature trees are testament. Ladanna’s main street, Pietersburg Street is known for its weeping boer bean trees planted shortly after Pietersburg Street was first tarred in 1953. Residents adamant to secure the area recently established a Community Policing Forum (CPF). The suburb’s streets are patrolled daily to create visibility and send a message to criminals that break-ins and robberies are not tolerated.

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MOTORING RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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hatever the destination, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will get you there in style, comfort and more than enough torque to conquer any obstacle. No wonder the Pajero Sport was announced SUV of the Year by WegRy magazine recently. With a new 2,5 litre Turbo Diesel engine with a power output of 131 kW and torque of 400 Nm for the manual and 350 Nm for the automatic, the Pajero Sport stops at nothing. Plus, with a new five speed automatic gearbox and Active Stability and Traction Control, the Pajero Sport delivers on all terrains. The Pajero Sport’s powerful diesel engine comes with an enhanced Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT). The VGT works to optimise the turbine flow rate of the engine in order to achieve high torque at low speeds and maximise power at high speeds. The result is a quiet, smooth and incredibly fuel efficient and low emission engine that delivers superior performance. The manual transmission offers 7,8 litre per 100 km while the automatic gearbox is eager to give 8,5 litre per 100 km with a 70 litre fuel tank. The moment you set eyes on the Pajero Sport it looks rugged, stylish and smart with tinted window glass at the rear which provides added privacy and security, keeping valuable cargo out of sight. The tinted glass also helps protect against sunlight and ultraviolet rays. What makes the Pajero Sport smart is the dusk sensing headlamps which are automatically activated as soon as it gets darks or even travelling through a tunnel. Putting sport in the Pajero Sport is the 17” alloy wheels which are eager to grip firmly to any road surface. The interior is just as smart as the exterior. It is equipped with a touch screen display on which entertainment and communication options can be controlled. The Pajero Sport is equipped with full automatic air-conditioning, complete with separate rear controls – so whether its boiling or freezing outside, you and your passengers will get to your destination in complete comfort. The dash is clean, sleek with unbroken surfaces while the rest of the interior is covered in soft-touch upholstery, chrome interior handles and dark carbon effect inlays. With all this and the addition of a leather bound steering wheel, gear shift and transfer lever, the Pajero Sport is one super stylish beast. Wireless connectivity provides for the driver to use his phone or listen to his favourite music with minimum distraction while driving. Utilising the latest Bluetooth technology, one can choose whom to speak to or what to listen to by pressing a button on the steering wheel and saying the appropriate verbal command.  The Pajero Sport is also equipped with a rear view camera for optimal visibility and safety. More safety features on the Pajero Sport include Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Active Stability and Traction Control (ASTC) to help maintain control on the most slippery or rugged road surfaces, six airbags, Mitsubishi’s patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE), side door impact beams and an antiintrusion brake pedal which fold forward and inward during a frontal impact collision to help protect the driver’s legs. Visit Mercurius Multi-Franchise on the corner of Thabo Mbeki and Bok Street or contact them on 015 295 9149.

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February 20, 2014 >> PAGE 23

Nomi Sedikana.

Motor Vehicle Dealer: Mercurius Multi-Franchise. What is the biggest challenge in your line of work? >>The low Rand value makes it very difficult for clients to afford new vehicles. What do prospective clients need to keep in mind when buying a car? >>They need to check if the car has a warranty and a service plan included in the purchase price. How do you stay at the forefront of your industry? >>I stay focussed and I always strive to be number one. Treat every client like it’s your first client and remember, honest and transparency is always the best policy.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is SUV of the Year

PHOTO: RC MYBURGH

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the ultimate SUV to take you to any destination.

>> WegRy magazine’s SUV of the Year >> The Pajero Sport is rugged, stylish and smart


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PHS vier Valentynsdag glansryk RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Valentynsdag is verlede week vrolik by die Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) gevier. Leerders het Vrydag tydens pouse die geleentheid gehad om aan speletjies deel te neem en uit ‘n verskeidenheid eetgoed soos worsbroodjies en pizzas te kies terwyl hul

FOTO’S: RC MYBURGH

Maryke Brits en Carla Groenewald is tradisioneel Suid-Afrikaans geklee.

Cari Erasmus en JG Booysen voor die saal tydens die Valentynsbal.

volgens die tema, Around the World aangetrek het. Die geld wat ingesamel is, word vir vanjaar se matriekafskeid aangewend. Saterdagaand het die senior leerders in deftige aandrokke en pakke by die skoolsaal opgedaag vir die Valentynsbal. Die junior leerders het Dinsdagaand die geleentheid gehad om hul heupe tydens hul Valentyndans te swaai.

Die tweeling, Marilize en Marinette Meiring.

Mitchel Dodgen en Elsemarie Uys.

Dana Grové en Michael Cocks uitgevat vir Valentynsvieringe.

Leerders ondersteun vanjaar se Shavathon ELNA ESTERHUYSEN >>observer.elna@gmail.com Byna 200 leerders van Northern Academy College het Vrydag entoesiasties aan Kansa se Shavathon deelgeneem en hul hare vir ‘n vale laat skeer en spuit. Corne Bornman, die skool se operasionele hoof, was eerste om haar hare te laat waai. Die Shavathon-projek lê haar na aan die hart omdat haar pa tans chemoterapie-behandeling ondergaan.

FOTO’S: ELNA ESTERHUYSEN

Corne Bornman het haar hare laat skeer uit solidariteit met haar pa wat tans ‘n kankerstryd stry. Agter is Northern Academy College se hoof, Sonja du Plessis, Ria du Plessis, Shavathon- projekbestuurder, en Monika de Beer, onderwyser.

Phashe Junior Makanatleng neem sy werk ernstig op. Valentynsharte op Vutami Masilana se hare. Agter is Mogoshadi Bridgete Modipa.

Mercurius Motors Polokwane Tel: 015 299 9500 cnr N1 and Nelson Mandela Road, Polokwane Email: jcoetzee@cargomotors.co.za

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Riviningo Mnisi looks in her splendid Valentine’s best.

Hadashah learners dress for success HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Hadashah Learning Centre last Friday gave its learners an opportunity to explore various careers during their career day last Friday. The learners dressed according to their preferred career choices. PHOTO: HERBERT RACHUENE

Hadashah learners Rethabile Mashangoane (pilot), Rorisang Matlala (fireman), Lerato Ramahuma (lawyer) and Lebopeng Chuene (nurse) all dressed up on their recent career day. Grade 7 learner Michell Petzer, who aspires to be a wildlife veterinarian, is at the back.

>> Learners of Pietersburg Comprehensive School also joined the worldwide Valentine’s Day celebrations on Friday by making a fuss of their friends and educators by showering them with chocolates, flowers and other gifts commonly associated with the exciting day.

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polokwane Pietersburg English Medium OBSERVER Primary School Valentine’s Day Pietersburg English Medium Primary School was a sea of red and white with learners dressed in the traditional colours associated with Valentines’ Day on Friday. High spirits abound and learners used the opportunity to affirm friendships by sharing cards, chocolates and all round cheerfulness in celebration of love.

PHOTOS: HERBERT RACHUENE

Dilahle Sephoka has a big heart for those whom she loves.

PHOTOS: HERBERT RACHUENE

Lesedi Photu and Precious Mosetla in their special Valentine’s Day outfits. Left: Thando Ximba and Meacqaylah Louw dressed with flair and fun in mind for Pemps’ Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Mr and Miss Pemps Grade R crowned

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Kamogelo Maepa and Lehlohonolo Machaka were crowned Mini Mr and Miss Pemps during Pietersburg English Medium School’s Valentine’s Day celebrations on Friday.


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PROPERTIES February 20, 2014 >> PAGE 26

Mr Sabelo Sibanda

Agency: >> Harcourts Bakone. What is interesting about your work? >> Meeting people. Buy or rent? >> Buying is always better. How will the increase in the interest rate affect house prices? >> Prices will go down and more people will be able to afford buying.

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Eduan Park

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R1 420 000

This house can accommodate the largest of extended families. Spacious throughout, you need to take a pick where to relax within the 4 delightful rooms, 2 bathrooms, study, dining room and laundry. The modern kitchen is to die for and the owner has repainted the house with beautiful colour. Plus it has a 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms flat, that can be used for a business and a Wendy house outside, borehole and irrigation system.

Solomon C: 076 105 6543 Email: solomon.k@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone

Web: NBK6443

Sabelo C: 082 409 8440 Email: sabelo.sibanda@ harcourts.co.za

Bendor

Mahlatse C: 082 850 4210 Email: mahlatse.molepo@ harcourts.co.za

R1 740 000

Mankweng

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Lerato C: 078 680 0192 Email: lerato.makwela@ harcourts.co.za

Bendor

Solomon C: 076 105 6543 Email: solomon.k@ harcourts.co.za

R1 140 000

Double-storey house in Bendor with 3 bedrooms upstairs, Main bedroom with shower and full bath, 2 electronic garage, 2 carports, Kitchen with Pantry, laundry, 2 lounge open plan, study, bar area, well maintained Pool, big Lapa with braai area , Jacuzzi, guest toilet. The property has a 1 room flat with kitchen, lounge and a bath that can be linked to the house as a 4th bedroom.

A four bedroom, four bathrooms house situated in Mankweng, Zone 1 on a 500m² stand. Next to all amenities, shopping complex, filling station, churches, university and schools.

Veronica C: 084 633 9420 Email: veronica.mohapi@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone Web: NBK5843

Mahlatse C: 082 850 4210 Email: mahlatse.molepo@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone Web: NBK6536

Vincent C: 084 853 0087 Email: vincent.tshuketana@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone Web: NBK6463

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Stands available with a 40% deposit. Other stands also available in high security complexes. Bendor Ridge 839m²  - R656 096 Thornhill  1 009m² – R640 000 Thornhill 403m² – R408 000 Thornhill 419m² – R387 000 Woodhill  432m² – 385 000 Celtic Lodge 1 088m² – R831 000 Celtic Lodge 656m² – R300 000 Choose a building package, then you can get 90% - 100% loan. Veronica C: 084 633 9420 Email: veronica.mohapi@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone

Vincent C: 084 853 0087 Email: vincent.tshuketana@ harcourts.co.za

Solomon C: 076 105 6543 Email: solomon.k@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone

R695 000

A well maintained three bedroom house with one bathroom, openplan lounge, spacious kitchen, carport, fully fenced yard with electric fence and lock-up gate on a 366m2 stand.

Vincent C: 084 853 0087 Email: vincent.tshuketana@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone Web: NBK6544

This wonderful home offers the very best finishes throughout the beautiful garden in a big stand. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open-plan lounge and dining room, in a secured estate next to a shopping centre and offices. The complex consists of few townhouses inside near Cycad, Platinum Mall and garage.

R870 000

Available 10 Units Complex townhouses in town with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan Lounge and dining room. Drive through garage at the back laundry room with shower and toilet. This property has space at the back big enough for 2 cars with braai area.

Veronica C: 084 633 9420 Email: veronica.mohapi@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone Web: NBK6445

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Flora Park

R1 700 000

Perfect spacious family home that offers four bedrooms, main bedroom with walk-in closet, two bathrooms, guest toilet inside and outside, scullery, lapa and a lockable gate. Close to Savannah Mall. The main bedroom have a full bathroom both with bath and shower. This property is standing on 805m² stand and 337m² house, there is a closed in Lapa with braai area, spacious and well built living enough space for a Pool.

Solomon C: 076 105 6543 Email: solomon.k@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone

Web: NBK6349

Bendor

R1 390 000

Looking for a perfect lock up and go that is value for money? Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining room, lounge and two garages This house is in a security estate you get the added bonus of security and peace of mind.. Paved yard for easy maintenance. This house is within walking distance from filling station, Cycad and Platinum Park. This estate is small with no townhouses around only 2 streets, most done by same developer. Truly classy and reasonable price.

Mahlatse C: 082 850 4210 Email: mahlatse.molepo@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone Web: NBK5929

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Shale / Sipho C: 082 550 5057 Email: rentals.bakone@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 Garage 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Garages 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 Garage 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 Garage 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 Carport 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Garages 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Garages 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 2 Garages 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Garages


Tenants need to get off the fence

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Call us to list your property and we will sell it for you. Your property will be advertised on 72 different websites on the internet. Dirk van Niekerk (Principal) 082 872 5660 Danie Magere 082 955 1255 Evah Maphepa 072 600 6093 Frank Kreuzer 082 9766 325 Jeoffrey Legodi 082 455 4024 Johan Jordaan 079 368 9134 Johan Nel 083 650 1754 Marlien Jordaan 076 056 8485 Pierre Brandon 084 238 1668 Reynier Stoebel 082 456 4445 We sell any type of property - residential, stands, commercial, industrial, farms and plots.

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WELGELEGEN: R6 300 p/m TE HUUR: 3 Slaapkamer meenthuis. Geen troeteldiere, geen rokers. OLD FAUNA PARK: R1 150 000: 3 Bedr, 2 bathr home, 1 garage. Nice size yard. Needs some paintwork. MôREGLOED: R675 000: 2 Bedr, 1 bathr townhouse, 1 garage. Good size yard. Small complex.

BENDOR: R470 000: Build your own house on this 772m² stand. Close to Cycad Centre.

WELGELEGEN: R3 780 000: A stylish, architect designed house in need of a big family. 5 Bedr, 4 bathr home with underfloor heating, borehole, pool. 2 600 m² stand.

ANTON 082 443 6039

15A Schoeman Street, Polokwane, 0699, P.O. Box 1961, Polokwane, 0700 Tel: 015 295 3134 Fax: 015 295 3161 E-mail: polokwane@aidasa.co.za Website: www.aida.co.za

ROSEMARY 082 804 9725

EACH FRANCHISE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

PALMIETFONTEIN • R3 300 000

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MYNGENOEGEN • R1 100 000

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A COUNTRY SETTING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH. NEXT TO MAKHADO ROAD!

A sellable 2.3 ha plot with two flats that could easily be combined and converted into one house. Water and elecrticity available. Good security and very quiet. For more information call your friendly by nature agent today!

LEBOWAKGOMO • R560 000

BENDOR • R1 797 000

WEB: 91344166236 BRENDA KOEKEMOER - 082 696 9227

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Well priced family home - 4 additional rooms, perfect for use as office space or flatlet. Close to schools and shopping centre. Open-plan living areas and spacious bedrooms. Strong borehole with computerised irrigation - stand size 1586m². Don’t miss out again. Call me now!

VICTOR MONYEPAO - 073 066 6805

Houses to let New Ivy Park 3 Bedrooms - R6 685pm - R4 680pm - R7 200pm - R7 150pm - R8 900pm - R6 600pm - R4 500pm - R3 500pm - R8 900pm - R6 685pm - R5 500pm - R12 000pm

Townhouses to let

BODORP - 2 BEDROOMS - R4180 LADANNA - 3 BEDROOMS - R5500

to rent for good, long term tenants! ELMARIE 082 977 7020

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Well constructed neat & clean home in popular residential area. Tiled roof and drive-through garage. Lots of tiles - close to all amenities and Seshego Mall. Call now to avoid disappointment.

WEB: 91344174215 BROADLANDS • R2 405 000

AÏDA AGENT OF THE MONTH: JANUARY

RARE FIND!

Vacant land in excess of 10 000m² an upmarket security village with excellent views. Plans available and ready to be developed. This area has become very sought after over time. It is located close to most amenities and the Mall of the North. Don’t miss this one. Offers are welcome. Call now for viewing arrangements.

VICTOR MONYEPAO - 073 066 6805

WEB: 91344176913

RETHABILE GARDENS PHASE 3: NEW RELEASE

SMALL WAREHOUSES AVAILABLE 81m² Office Available in Schoeman Street

URGENT!! We need houses, flats & plots

WEB: 91344176888

MAHLAKO A PHAHLA • R680 000

WEB: 91344176762 SIMON MATHEBULA - 082 476 8916

JACOB MKHABELA 082 466 8366

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If you are looking for a large family home. Then look no further. This will be yours! Well situated near Savannah Mall. This property also offers a TV room, lounge, dining room, kitchen with scullery and good security. Close to schools. Don’t delay, come view this property today.

REDUCED TO SELL!!

PRICED TO GO! Vacant land with desired views ready to be developed in an upmarket area of Serala View. Size: 1105m². Call for viewing arrangements. The price is good. Don’t delay.

3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms Bendor 3 Bedrooms Rethabile Gardens 3 Bedrooms Madiba Park 2 Bedrooms Welgelegen 3 Bedrooms Dalmada 3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms Bodorp 4 Bedrooms

4 2 2 Carports 2

EASY LIVING, LARGE FAMILY HOME!

WEB: 91344174564 LOUWRENS ERASMUS - 082 958 6632

SERALA VIEW • R480 000

Flora Park

WEB:91344176379

FAUNA PARK • R1 300 000

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EDUAN PARK • R1 396 000

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Ideal for executives - politicians and prosperous business individuals. Close to all amenities such as Mall of the North - garages - KFC and lodges. Secured by walls on three sides and 2 small lockable gates. A unique opportunity with unbeatable value! Security Village and sought after area. Call now!

WEB: 91344166974 JACOB MKHABELA - 082 466 8366

JAMES MAOTO - 072 236 7310

WEB: 91344175378

QUITE & CONVENIENT LOCATION!

ALMOST BRAND NEW WITH QUALITY FINISHES! Beautiful family home. You will live like a king in this magnificent home. This home is walking distance from Dickson Primary School. Modern wooden ceiling in the lounge and spacious main bedroom and 2 bedroom granny flat. Call today - tomorrow will be too late.

SIAS FOUCHE - 082 372 7265

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Very spacious home with en suite bathrooms. All rooms spacious! Great potential - lots of workshops for the handy or construction man. A shed of 720m² with office unit with kitchen and bathroom. A separate bar room for the entertainer, underground shooting range for the potential hunter and many more opportunities. Phone your friendly by nature agent today!

BRENDA KOEKEMOER - 082 696 9227

RENTALS • RENTALS • RENTALS

Tenants are going to have to start choosing on which side of the fence they think the grass is greener – adhering to the terms and conditions of their lease agreements or taking liberties. Otherwise they could not only find themselves out on the street, but may also have difficulty finding another suitable property to rent. South Africa has a number of laws that protect tenants and unfortunately there are those who exploit this. The days of landlords simply changing the locks, shutting off the electricity or just entering the property and putting the tenant’s belongings out on the pavement are of the past. The landlord of today has to be extremely careful to whom he lets his property, given that bad tenants can end up costing a fortune in legal fees and lost rent. Don’t default While the laws haven’t changed, the property climate has and the number of people buying investment properties has dropped significantly over the last couple of years. Rental properties are becoming a little thinner on the ground and landlords are now able to not only pick and choose to whom they rent, they are more likely to evict a defaulting tenant or one who fails to take care of the home, secure in the knowledge that the property will in all likelihood be snapped up by someone new. Jan Davel, Managing Director of the RealNet group, in a recent press release said that the other aspect set to affect the number of rental properties available is the growing number of buyers who are re-entering the property market. “Many homeowners who were virtually forced into becoming landlords when they could not sell their properties during the recession are now able to find buyers, so that stock is leaving the market,” he said. Getting greedy Does this mean that landlords have carte blanche when it comes to increasing the rent? Although the average cost of renting a home has increased quite dramatically over the past year, this doesn’t mean that landlords can get carried away. “They need to bear in mind that their tenants are also probably struggling to keep up with regular increases in the cost of electricity, food and transport, not to mention higher health and education costs, and that it is worth moderating their rental increases somewhat if they would like to hold on to a good tenant who pays on time and looks after the property,” Davel said. Losing a tenant because of a high rental increase could well end up costing the landlord a lot more if the wrong sort of tenant subsequently moves in. While many South Africans are still struggling with debt and as such may not be in a position to invest in their own homes, many first time buyers, particularly among the younger generation, are finding that the monthly home loan repayments they would be required to make are lower than the rentals being charged for similar properties. Berry Everitt, Managing Director of Chas Everitt International said the strongest motivation for such buyers at the moment is obviously the low mortgage interest rate being offered by banks – notwithstanding the recent 0,5% rate increase – which makes it easier to qualify for bonds at an earlier age, and of course, also means lower monthly bond repayments. He added that there has been a global shift in how youngsters plan their lives and that young professionals are increasingly attracted to home ownership rather than renting and in fact are often skipping the rental step by staying on in their parent’s homes until having saved up enough for a deposit on a home.

Februarie 20, 2014

PACKAGES CAN BE STRUCTURED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

• MANY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM.

Everything we touch turns to SOLD!

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SHEPSTONE SIAS VICTOR ELMARIE JACOB SIMON INA 072 458 4524 082 372 7265 073 066 6805 082 977 7020 082 466 8366 079 597 8636 082 476 8916

KOWIE 082 854 0452

EVERYTHING WE TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD


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Februarie 20, 2014

Kleuterskool wemel van sprokieskarakters

HOUSE OF THE WEEK

IVY PARK - R1 400 000 SEEFF WEB: 316 081

>> Die kleuters en onderwysers van Suikerbekkie Kleuterskool was Vrydag as sprokieskarakters uitgevat terwyl hulle Liefiedag gevier het.

BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS 2 GARAGES 2 COSY AND CHARMING IN PRIME AREA!! This immaculate property consists of 3 bedrooms and a flatlet. 2 Bathrooms with 2 showers. 2 Stunning living areas, modern dining. Stylish entertainment area with cosy bar and sky roof. Exclusive kitchen with upmarket finishes. Main bedroom with nursery. 2 Remote garages, 3 aircons, neatly manicured garden, electric fencing, storeroom. The property has surveillance cameras. Move in today, I do all the necessary arrangements.

KGOMOTSO MOKOATEDI 083 264 7038

Prinses Zelri van Dyk.

Zack Pretorius se inspirasie was Jan en die Boontjierank.

Kay-lynn van Rooyen, die besige by.

Luan Christie die seerower.

khomotso.mokoatedi@seeff.com

“Having achieved more than 50 Years of property

makes us the obvious choice” PIETERSBURG/C R5 100 000 EXCL VAT

LESEDI PARK

R548 000

MAHLASEDI PARK

R640 000

MODERN OFFICE BUILDING

VERY NEAT AND STUNNING HOME

DRIVE A LITTLE ... SAVE A LOT

(O) 015 297 1140 MARIETTE PRETORIUS 082 200 5227

(O) 015 297 1140 SINDILE MLAUZI 076 062 9454

(O) 015 297 1140 HOSEA MOLEKOA 072 485 5155

Office ±12-14 Boardrooms 2 Bathrooms 4 Seeff Web: 316 008

BENDOR

Bedrooms 3 Bathroom 1 Garage 1 Seeff Web: 316 085

R1 422 000

BENDOR

R1 350 000 - R1 450 000

Bedrooms 2 Bathroom 1 Carports 2 Seeff Web: 316 241

PENINA PARK

R380 000

ONLY 5 LEFT

SOLE MANDATE

SOMETHING UNIQUE! MODERN & SPACIOUS PERFECT ADDRESS! PERFECT PRICE!

BARGAIN INVESTMENT!

(O) 015 297 1140 SUNET SCHEEPERS 083 941 7357

(O) 015 297 1140 HANNES OPPERMAN 082 594 3159

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garages 2 Seeff Web: 316 092

IVY PARK

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garages 2 Seeff Web: 304 909

(O) 015 297 1140 MANIE OOSTHUIZEN 082 809 3850

R2 400 000

SOLE MANDATE

IVY PARK

R1 500 000

BODORP

R3 500 000

R E V R E S

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garages 2 Seeff Web: 315 871

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Garages 4 Seeff Web: 314 368

Bedroom 1 Bathroom 2 Carport 1 Seeff Web: 250 180

SHOW HOUSE SAT: 10:00 TO 15:00 SUN: 11:00 TO 12:00

SOLE MANDATE

LOOKIN’ GOOD IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

INVESTOR’S CHOICE: IMMACULATE PROPERTY WITH EXCELLENT RETURN + 3 FLATLETS

THIS IS A STUNNER IN CBD!

R985 000

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Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garages 3 Seeff Web: 315 223

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Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Garages 4 Seeff Web: 313 362

(O) 015 297 1140 CHARMAINE VERMEULEN 082 780 5844 (O) 015 297 1140 CHARMAINE VERMEULEN 082 780 5844 (O) 015 297 1140 RIA ROOS 082 499 1199

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Polokwane Observer

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House of tHe week 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Lounge Dining Room Lovely Kitchen Indoor Braai Lapa Pool Servant’s Quarters Laundry View Point Double Garage

PRIMe PRoPeRtY IN steR PARk - R1 961 000

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Ladanna Ster Park Sunset Boulevard Madiba Park Tambotie Hof Palm Plotte/ Soetdorings Oost St Rabe St Douglas Court Balule Farm Eagles Crest Tanzanite Fairview Eskol Villa Bendor Ridge The Willows

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4 Bed/3 Bath/Pool 4 Bed/2 Bath/Carport 2 Bed/2 Bath/Carport 21.4 ha In Nature Resev 2 Bed/2 Bath/Garage 2 Bed/1 Bath/Court Yard 3 Bed/2 Bath 3 Bed/2 Bath 3 Bed/2 Bath/Extra’s 1 Bed/1 Bath/Carport

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Want to build your dream house? Want to rent out your property? Want to sell your property? CALL US TODAY FOR ALL YOUR PROPERTY NEEDS. AGENTS: Sales - Ansie 084 503 8322 / Letting - Charmaine 079 529 7841 OFFICE TEL: 015 291 2622 | E-mail: ansie.pietersburg@justpropertygroup.co.za

PHOTO: HERBERT RACHUENE

Sonja Randall, Marketing Executive Bolivia Lodge and Saartie du Toit, Matron at Polokwane Aftercare Centre sit on some of the mattresses donated to the centre.

Bolivia Lodge reaches out to the disabled persons HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Bolivia Lodge through their community involvement project donated 16 complete used beds and 16 used mattresses to Polokwane Aftercare Centre on Tuesday. Marketing Executive for Bolivia Lodge, Sonja Randall said they saw the need and decided to reach out to the centre. “We believe with this gesture we can add value to the lives of the disabled people who reside there. These mattresses and beds are not new but still very usable,” Randall said. Saartie du Toit, Matron at the centre thanked Bolivia Lodge for including them in their project. “It is not all people who have the heart for the disabled. We are happy to be their beneficiaries. They could have chosen other centres but they chose us,” du Toit said. Randall further added they also intend donating more used beds and mattresses to Myngenoegen Shelter, HIEB and Polokwane Child and Family Welfare.

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Rotary donates dictionaries

February 20, 2014

30 OBSERVER polokwane

Photo: Jeff Raymond

Rotary Club Polokwane last Saturday donated 50 Illustrated English Dictionaries to five schools in Seshego. Rotary members Rob Williamson and Shertina Mosemane, were photographed with Matthews Mamabolo (Peter Nchabaleng Secondary School, Phillipine Malemane (Esau Mosedame Primary School), Emmah Seanego (Rev. M.P. Malatjie Primary School), Wilson Sekepe (Dr A.M.S. Makunyane Secondary School) Mxolisi Bambo (Rotarian), Peter Mogashoa (David Nkoana Secondary School), and Avril Mueller (Rotarian).

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SECURITY COMPLEX - FULL TITLE WOONSTELLE/FLATS - R910 000 TEL: 015 295 281 27405 Lounge/dining room,4537/073 4 bedrooms, bathrooms, HOSPITAL PARK kitchen, tandem garage, Wendy house. SILVERKRUIN BARGAIN R1 180 flats 000 From R2 750 to R2 950 - Big 1- bedroom PRIMEWalking AREAdistance from available immediately. Entrance, lounge, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Hospital. Phone now! largeProvincial kitchen, dining room, scullery/laundry, 3 garages.MCDONALD Flat: 2 Rooms, kitchen, bathroom. STREET TOWNHOUSE - EXCELLENT - R800 000 R4 400 - 2 Slaapkamers met 2 badkamers, - BENDOR kombuis/sitkamer. 1 Motorhuis en 3oopplan Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan lounge, 1 afdak. carport Koop krag. dining room, kitchen, plus Wendy house in security area. TOWN/DORP - BENDOR - R670 and 0002 R2TOWNHOUSE 610 to R3 380 - Bachelor, 1 bedroom 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, garage. bedrooms available! Walking distance from town. IN TOWN - FLATS now to2view! R740 000: 3Phone Bedrooms, bathrooms, garage. R800 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage R2 950000: - 1 Slaapkamer, badkamer, sitkamer, many more. kombuis,TOWNHOUSES afdak. and Veilige kompleks. Geen diere. IN TOWN R3 985 - 2from Slaapkamers, badkamer, to R465 000 bachelor,sitkamer/ 3 bedrooms - R890 000.geen diere. kombuis, afdak. Beskikbaar 1 Maart, PENINA PARK TOWNHOUSES THABO MBEKI STREET - EXCELLENT From R3 900R645 to R4000 100 -- Spacious 2 Bedrooms, R715 000 bathroom, lounge, garage and carport. - R750 000 3kitchen, Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. BACHELOR TOWNHOUSE - SECURE Water and electicity at municipality. AREA - R430 000 MEENTHUISE/TOWNHOUSE 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen/living area, TEL: 015 295 carport. 4537/073 281 7405 IN TOWN - GROBLER ST - NEAR TOWN SCHOOLS PRICE REDUCED R3 415 - 1 Bedroom, bathroom, lounge and - R1 910 000 - STAND 2 084 m² kitchen. Carport available at R175 Entrance, lounge, dining room,extra study,per month. kitchen, scullery, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 garages, servants IVYquarters, PARK alarm, borehole, irrigation. R4 500 - 2x 2 Bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and IRIS AMADEUS - GOOD BUY kitchen. Prepaid electricity. miss out! - R1 050 000 - PRICEDon’t REDUCED Lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ULTRAMODERN!!!

R7 500 - 8x 2 bedrooms, with open-plan lounge/ dining and kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Garage available at R300 extra per month. Prepaid water and electricity.

Miss Lim Teen helps make dreams come true

2 garages, bigavailable, entertainment area. R7 500 - 4x Lofts spacious 2 bedPENINA PARK - SHINGWEDZI PLAINS rooms, 2EXCELLENT bathrooms, open-plan lounge/dining - R645 000 and kitchen. Open parking available. Prepaid 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/nook, scullery, 1 carport, electricity and verandah. water. FLORA PARK - BARGAIN - R1 property! 075 000 Call today to view this upmarket - NEAT, EXCELLENT Entrance, lounge,LADANNA dining room, 4 bedrooms, R3 950bathrooms, to R4 200kitchen, - 2 Bedrooms, 2 full scullery,bathroom, pantry, 2lounge, garages, storeroom, fenced. Borehole, patio, kitchen and carport. Prepaid electricity. swimming pool. R5 100 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, FLORA PARK - HANDY MAN’S DREAM kitchen, dining room, TV room, garage. - R1scullery, 020 000 - PRICE REDUCED Tandem garage forImmediately 4 vehicles, available. 6 underPrepaid electricity. roof carports, HUISE/HOUSES storeroom. House: Entrance, lounge, dining room, TV room, 3 bedrooms, Tel: 015 kitchen, 295 4537/073 281fenced, 7405 full 2 bathrooms, scullery, BENDOR burglar bars, lapa with braai, borehole, 4 ceiling fans, remote gate. R6 7803 Slaapkamers, 2 badkamers, PENINA PARK - R1 290 000 - A MUST sitkamer, eetkamer, kombuis en motorhuis. TO BE SEEN Groot erf. double garage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, TV room, dining room, kitchen, FAUNA PARK borehole, separate T/serv/T. lounge, R10 160 - 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, CAPRICORN - CHECK FOR SIZE dining room,- kitchen, scullery, R1 605 000 2 garages, carport, lapa and swimming pool. Entrance, lounge, dining room, TV room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, guest-room with R11 300 - 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, bathroom, laundry, 2 garages, carports, dining room, TV room, kitchen,8study and storeroom, boreholes, security, etc. FAUNA PARK -3Agarages. MUST TO BE SEEN LADANNA FOR THE RIGHT BUYER - R1 930 000 Lounge, dining room, room, 4 bedrooms, R6 000 - 3 Slaapkemer,TV badkamer, sit/eetkamer guest toilet, kitchen, scullery/laundry, 2 garages, en kombuis. Groot erf dadelik beskikbaar. carport, storeroom, swimming pool, lapa (46m²), borehole/irrigation,OFFICES prepaid, remote gate, gas stove, electric TOWN fence, bachelor flat. HOUSES, STANDS, •LOTS ±40m²,OF ±95m², ±99m² and ±112m², TOWNHOUSES, LISTED, ALL AREAS, excl. VAT. Covered parkings at extra cost plus JUST CALL!! % ratio rates STIELER AT separate. 083 399Water 6669

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Miss Limpopo Teen, Tiane Ströh, is giving matriculants a chance to win the rental dress of their dreams.

+ electricity payable at municipality. • 120 m² warehouses available in Ladine. MEDICAL SUITES AVAILABLE, VARIOUS SIZES. PHONE TODAY!

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR PHOTOS OF THE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE.

APEA TEL: 015 287-3300 FAX: 015 297-5898 VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT www.elistroh.co.za PROPERTY FOR SALE

1) UPPER TOWN: R1 200 000.00 Spacious 4 Bedroom home with open-plan living area, nice kitchen, scullery, double garage, electric fencing. Good deal. electric fencing. 2) MODERN TOWNHOUSE: R850 000.00 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, openplan living area. Security fencing. 3) PLOT ON PRETORIA ROAD: R 2 350 000.00 Beautiful plot on Pretoria-road with 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, open living area, wooden deck verandah with pool, lapa, plus. Second house and 580m² workshop. Excellent buy! FARMS / PLOTS FOR SALE

KONTAK MATIE - 083 271 5259 1) 92ha IRRIGATION FARM: Close to Polokwane, enough water for ±10ha Price: R3 200 000.00 2) EDUAN PARK: Spacious family home with 3 living areas, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, nice kitchen, Double garage. Entertainment room, Borehole. Quiet area.Price: R1 600 000.00 3) 622ha GAME FARM: Close to Polokwane, neat 4 bedroom house, 2 chalets, pool, braai area, cold room, servants’ house etc. Price: R9 000 000.00 CONTACT: SOlET - 082 498 4415 TO VIEW 2) BENDOR: – 3 Bedroom townhouse with 2 bathrooms. Double garage. R895 000.00

KONTAK STEPHEN - 082 558 3525 FARMS / PLOTS FOR SALE HOUSES: 1) 2 213m² CENTRAL TOWN: Zoned 14 units – R3 500 000.00 neg. 2) CENTRAL MED NODE: Zoned 11 units (1 665m²) - R2 500 000.00 3) VACANT STAND EDUAN PARK: R325 000 neg - 750m² 4) BENDOR – 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, en suite guest room, pool. - R2 000 000.00 PLOTS: 1) ROODEPOORT: 26 ha. Vacant. R1 500 000.00 neg. 2) N1 PRETORIA RD: 8.5 ha. R8 000 000.00 neg 3) DALMADA 4ha – Big house, pool, lapa’s and location. 4) ROODEPOORT – 8.5ha 3x houses and pool. R2 300 000.00 5) PIETERSBURG 21 ha – Peach production unit – Going concern FARMS: 1) PIETERSBURG: ±400ha, 12km from town. No land claims. 2) LEGKRAAL: ± 380 ha Cattle farm 3) MESSINA/ALLDAYS - CATTLE FARM: 1830ha @ R4 300p/ha. OPPORTUNITIES: 1) STABLE BUSSINESS – good income! Available on request. Existing 20 years +. 2) 3 000m² Stand with big house, Res 3/20 units. TO LET: RESIDENTIAL

CONTACT SAN 072 159 5126

1) Flat on Plot : 20 km from city: 3 Bedroom. R4 200.00 Immediately. 2)UPPERTOWN: 4 Bedrooms R9000.00 Immediately 3) OLD FLORA PARK: R8 400.00 Spacious 3 bedroom house with borehole and lapa. Quiet area. WANTED: Many rental properties required! TO LET: INDUSTRIAL

CONTACT STEPHEN TEl: 015 287 3300

FOR SALE: 1.2 ha Industrial site, improved and with excellent exposure. - R9 000 000.00.

Industrial: To let: 1) Truck workshop with “gantry” office, good exposure. Big yard. 2) Laboria: 4,700m² yard with warehouses (200 - 400m²). 3) 630m² - Close to SAB 4) Industrial stand 1.2 ha, office, workshops etc. Excellent exposure and access. 5) 80m² Cold room 6) 250 – 500m² warehouse – excellent location R40 pm² exl Office Space: 1) 430m² CBD with parking – Prime 2) Modern – freestand office, 600m² 1/5/2014.

TO lET: CONTACT SOlET: 082 498 4415 TO VIEW

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Kruinies laat die liefde met Valentynsdag blom RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Deftige aandpakke, blink rokke en glinsterende oë het Curro Heuwelkruin se Valentynsvieringe verlede week gekenmerk.

Die onderskeie grade het op verskillende aande hul Valentynsokkie in die skoolsaal gehou en tot laataand gedans en gekuier. Die saal is pragtig opgemaak met harte oral en rooi as dominerende kleur.

Foto’s: RC Myburgh

Pieta Venter, Moné McCabe, Maria Tamayo Isla en Ruben du Plessis, agter is gereed vir ‘n gesellige aand.

Dans is nie net vir paartjies nie meen broer Arno en sy suster, Chantae Horn.

Janique Jacobsz, Zanelle Swart, Meryke du Preez en Dené Duvenhage, agter, meen meisies het nie noodwendig seuns nodig om hulself te geniet nie. Links: Dylan Catto en Zanelle Swart in ‘n fotoraam.

Stacy Almeida en Jaco van Wyk by die Valentynsokkie.

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According to a report by John Loos, Household and Property Sector Strategist at FNB, some 88% of sellers now have to lower their prices in order to appease buyers and get their properties sold. While this figure seems incredibly high, it may be an idea to remember that it has become pretty standard for a buyer to negotiate a “better” price during a slower market. Although it is virtually impossible to gauge whether or not sellers are actually losing out, it can be said with a fair amount of confidence that most are still making a profit on the sale. The seller of course has every right to reject an offer regardless of the amount and indeed, during boom times, the situation often develops into something akin to an auction. During these periods, buyers who desperately want to purchase a particular property actively vie for the ownership and, if another buyer puts in a higher offer, they will up the ante and make a counter offer. Sellers generally emerge as the winners in these tussles and in many cases, eventually sell their homes for more than the original asking price. It needs to be remembered however that boom periods are the exception rather than the rule and generally speaking, the buyer tends to have the upper hand if a seller needs to sell the home fairly quickly. Given the above, should sellers consider building the “loss” into the asking price? Experts warn all the time of the dangers of overpricing and quite frankly, they have a very valid point. If buyers deem a property too expensive when compared to others on the market, they simply won’t bother to view it, never mind take the trouble to put in an offer. Remember, buyers are not mind-readers and, while some may take a chance that the seller will consider a lower offer, many will simply look at properties that are advertised as being within their price range. Property is an excellent long-term investment and given that the market is returning to some level of normality, sellers are generally not going to lose money when they sell – provided that they didn’t pay too much for the home in the first place. Sadly, many investors bought right at the end of the boom and, to be frank, probably paid far too much for the home. Unfortunately, in these situations, sellers are either going to have to accept a market-related offer or hang onto their properties until the market plays catch-up if they want to sell for a profit. Worryingly, it seems that estate agents are once again being held responsible for things that are completely out of their control. A reader recently commented that agents should be blamed for the fact that sellers are being forced to accept lower offers as in his opinion agents are the ones overvaluing properties. While this makes a welcome change from hearing that agents undervalue property in order to make a quick sale and rake in the commission, for the best part this is unlikely to be true. An agent cannot force a seller to market a home at a specific price. However, they can – and should – guide them by providing concrete evidence via a comparative market analysis showing how they arrived at their recommended sales price. Whether or not a seller chooses to accept this recommendation is purely a personal choice.

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Kiewiete geniet hul gate uit met piekniek RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Lekkergoed, koekies en oorgenoeg sjokolade was Vrydag in elke Kiewiet van Curro Heuwelkruin se kosblik met hul Valentynspiekniek op die grasperk. Leerders het komberse oopgegooi en saam met maats aan hul eetgoed gesmul. Dit is duidelik dat mededeelsaamheid en ruilhandel reeds vroeg deel van die kleingoed se werkwyse is met al die soetgoed en skyfies wat onderlangs geruil en gedeel is.

Layla Lewis smul aan haar skyfies.

Rafael Roque da Silva is deftig vir Valentynsdag getooi.

Met ‘n roos in die hand en volgepakte piekniekmandjie val Mia Meyer weg aan haar eetgoed.

Zwivuya Raulinga geniet sy broodjie.


Tommies se Valentynsbal ‘n fees

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Die personeel van Erica Prê-Primêre Skool is Monja Groenewald (hoof) en Alizia Sibley (organiseerder). Agter is Marquerette le Grange, Arina Boshoff, Arnelle Fichardt, Ria Elliott, Shané Maytham en Annelie Fuchs.

Outydse elegansie by Erica Prê-primêre Skool se Valentynsbal KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com ‘n Aand van elegansie en opwinding het ouers en vriende van Erica Prê-primêre Skool Vrydagaand begroet met een van die skool se jaarlikse fondsinsamelingsgeleenthede in die vorm van ‘n Valentynsbal met ‘n Great Gatsby-tema. Die glinster-geleentheid het by die Polokwane Lughawe se konferensiesaal plaasgevind. Monja Groenewald, hoof van die skool, sê die geleentheid was baie suksesvol en sowat R20 000 is ingesamel.

Paartjies en enkellopendes van die Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé het nie op hulle laat wag met die Valentynsbal verlede week nie en behoorlik die dansbaan aan die brand gedans. Sommige leerders het vir die geleentheid opgedollie terwyl ander gemaklik aangetrek het. FOTO’S: RC MYBURGH

Dirkie Badenhorst en Anja Strydom in vrolike luim.

FOTO’S: KESHIA JANSENS VAN RENSBURG

Steven en Lizette Daly en Arnelle en Andre Fichardt lyk spoggerig in hul 1920’s uitrustings tydens Erica Prê-Primêre Skool se Valentynsbal.

Johann du Preez en Shoné van Rensburg tydens die Valentynsbal. Corne en Yolandi Engelbrecht so reg uit die Great Gatsby-era. Regs: Dames in gepaste uitrustings het die aand soveel opwindender gemaak. Voor is Adri Anders met Anita du Preez, Abi Oosthuizen en Nyree Stander agter.

Hartjiedag by Werk en Wen

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Monique van Aswegen hou die gebeure van bo dop.

Rooi harte was oral te sien tydens Werk en Wen Kleuterskool se Hartjiedag en Valentynsdagvieringe. Kleuters was ook in rooi en wit uitgevat en onderwysers het die skoolmure vol harte en liefdeswoorde geplak.

Joané Strauss en Tokkie Fourie op ‘n rusbank voor die skoolsaal.

Elmari Oggioni bekyk dinge.

Innus Retief en Cayla Beytell geniet mekaar se geselskap.

Jonges skoffel tot laat op die dansvloer RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Pietersburg Laerskool (PLS) se leerders het

FOTO’S: RC MYBURGH

Die tweeling, Chanté en Lamei de Wet tydens Valentynsdag.

Klein hartebreker Leegan de Jongh en sy juffrou, Marisa Ferreira.

Stefan Bornman en JeanneMari Cawood is uitgevat vir die geleentheid.

MC Claassen spog op die verhoog met sy danspassies.

hul Vrydagaand gate uit geniet met ‘n prettige sokkie. Terwyl leerders op die dansbaan heupe geswaai het, het ouers gesellig om die braaivleisvure op die rugbyveld gekuier.

FOTO’S: RC MYBURGH

Mika Robinson en Michelle Mocke het pret op die dansvloer.

Heinrich Oelofse wys ‘n paar nuwerwetse danspassies.


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te Schoemanstraat 7, Polokwane - vanaf “Spesiaal” vir Oornagakkommodasie na “Besigheid 2” vir die doeleindes van kantore en ander besigheidsverwante gebruike soos toegelaat deur die Polokwane/Perskeubult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbestuur, eerste vloer, Burgersentrum, Landdros Marestraat, Polokwane vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 14 Februarie 2014. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 14 Februarie 2014 skriftelik by of tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 ingedien of gerig word. ADRES VAN AGENT KAMEKHO ONSULTING POSBUS 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 082 456 3173 Faks: 086 614 9265 13/02 20/02 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME 454 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 (Remaining Extent) of Erf 827, Pietersburg, situated at 84 Plein Street, Polokwane, from “Residential 1” to “Special” for Medical Consulting Rooms, subject to conditions as stipulated in Annexure 157, namely: FAR: 0,8; Coverage: 60%; Height: 5 storeys; Parking: 3 bays per 100m² 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 Mare Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 14 February 2014. 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 14 February 2014. ADRESS OF AGENT KAMEKHO CONSULTING PO BOX 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 082 456 3173 Fax: 086 614 9265 13/02 20/02 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT WYSIGINGSKEMA 454 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 (Restant) van Erf 827, Pietersburg, te Pleinstraat 84, Polokwane, vanaf “Residensieel 1” na “Spesiaal” vir Mediese Spreekkamers, onderworpe aan sekere bepalings soos uiteengesit in Bylaag 157, naamlik: VOV: 0,8; Dekking: 60%; Hoogte: 5 verdiepings; Parkering: 3 plekke per 100 m2 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 14 Februarie 2014. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 14 Februarie 2014 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 13/02 20/02 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME 452 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE POLOKWANE/ PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 2007, IN TERMS OF SECTION 56(1)(B)(I) OF THE TOWNPLANNING AND TOWNSHIPS ORDINANCE 1986 (ORDINANCE NO 15 OF 1986) We, Mavona and Associates Development Consultants, 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 we have applied to the Polokwane Local Municipality for the amendment of the Town Planning Scheme known as Polokwane/Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2007 to rezone the property described as: Portion 1 of Erf 95 Pietersburg, from “Residential 1” to “Business 4” for establishment of offices. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, First Floor, Civic Centre, Landdros Maré Street for a period of 28 days from 14 February 2014. 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 14 February 2014. Address of agent Mavona and Associates Development Consultants PO Box 727 Bendor Park 0713 Tel: 015 295 4171 Fax: 086 600 7119 13/02 20/02 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT WYSIGINGSKEMA 452 KENNISGEWING VAN AANSOEK OM DIE WYSIGING VAN DIE POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007, IN TERME VAN ARTIKEL 56(1)(B) (I) VAN DIE ORDONNANSIE OP DORPSBEPLANNING EN DORPE, 1986 (ORDONNANSIE 15 VAN 1986) Ons, Mavona and Associates Development Consultants, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van die Erf

hieronder vermeld, gee hiermee kenis in terme van artikel 56(1)(b)(i) van die Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe, 1986 (Ordonnansie No 15 van 1986) kennis dat ons aansoek gedoen het by die Polokwane Plaaslike Munisipaliteit vir die wysiging van die Dorpsbeplanningskema bekend as die Polokwane/Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007 deur die hersonering van die eiendom hierbo beskryf as: gedeelte 1 van Erf 95, Pietersburg, vanaf “Residensieël 1” na “Besigheid 4” vir die oprigting van kantore. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae edurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbestuur, eerstevloer, Burgersentrum, Landdros Maréstraat vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 14 Februarie 2014. Besware teen of vertoe ten opsigte van die aansoek moet ingedien word of vertoe skriftelik by of tot die Munisipale Bestuurderby by die bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111 Polokwane, 0700 binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 14 Februarie 2014. Adres van agent Mavona and Associates Development Consultants Posbus 727 Bendorpark, 0713 Tel: 015 295 4171 Faks: 086 600 7119 13/02 20/02 ___________________

ingevolge Artikel 56(1)(b) (i) van die Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe (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 die hersonering van Gedeelte 3 van Erf 137 Pietersburg Dorpsgebied, Registrasie Afdeling LS, Limpopo Provinsie, geleë te Kerkstraat 15 van “Residensieel 1” na “Besigheid 2”. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruiksbeheer, Eerste Vloer, Wesvleuel, Burgersentrum, Landdros Maréstraat, Polokwane, vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 21 Februarie 2014. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 21 Februarie 2014 skriftelik by of tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane 0700, ingedien of gerig word. Adres van agent Hannes Lerm en Medewerkers Posbus 2231 9 Rhodesdriftstraat Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 296 0851 20/02 27/02 ___________________

POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME 456 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 15 OF 1986) I, Hannes Lerm & Associates, being the authorised agent of the owner of the erf mentioned below, hereby gives notice in terms of Section 56(1)(b) (i) of the Town Planning & Townships Ordinance (Ordinance 15 of 1986), that I have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for the amendment of the Town Planning Scheme, 2007, by the rezoning of Portion 3 of Erf 137 Pietersburg Township, Registration Division LS, Limpopo Province, situated at 15 Church Street, from “Residential 1” to “Business 2”. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, First Floor, West Wing, Civic Centre, Landdros Maré Street, Polokwane, for the period of 28 days from 21 February 2014. 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 21 February 2014. Address of agent Hannes Lerm and Associates PO Box 2231 9 Rhodesdrift Street Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 296 0851 20/02 27/02 ___________________

NOTICE OF PROPOSED NEW LAND-USE Ref: HEYDE TRUST ERF:1213 Notice is hereby given in terms of the Town Planning Perskebult Schema Act of 2007 that I Trudy van der Heyde have approached the Municipality of Polokwane for permission to rezone the abovementioned land (Address: 76 Johnson Street). The proposed new land-use will be that of a preschool. Queries and objections to the proposed new land use will close on 28 February 2014. Objections must be submitted in writing to the Directorate of Town Planning and Development at the Polokwane Town Municipality before the 28th of February 2014. 13/02 20/02 ___________________

POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT WYSIGINGSKEMA 456 KENNISGEWING VAN AANSOEK VIR DIE WYSIGING VAN DIE POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007, INGEVOLGE ARTIKEL 56(1)(b)(i) VAN DIE ORDONNANSIE OP DORPSBEPLANNING EN DORPE, 1986 (ORDONNANSIE 15 VAN 1986) Ek, Hannes Lerm & Associates, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van die ondergenoemde erf, gee hiermee

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LEGAL NOTICES

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA GAUTENG DIVISION, PRETORIA Case Number: 27022/2011 In the matter between: STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LIMITED Plaintiff and SOPHIE MAPULA MABELA (Identity number: 760229 0249 081) Defendant NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION Pursuant to a judgment granted by this Honourable Court on 19 OCTOBER 2011, and a Warrant of Execution, the under mentioned property will be sold in execution without reserve by the Sheriff of the High Court POLOKWANE on the 5TH OF MARCH 2014, at 10:00 at THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF PIETERSBURG AT 66 PLATINUM STREET, LADINE, POLOKWANE to the highest bidder: ERF 6277 BENDOR EXTENSION 101 TOWNSHIP 53 HILLSIDE AVENUE, BENDOR EXT 101 POLOKWANE REGISTRATION DIVISION: L.S., LIMPOPO PROVINCE MEASURING: 417 (FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN) SQUARE METRES AS HELD BY THE DEFENDANT UNDER DEED OF TRANSFER NUMBER T38979/2008 SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CON-

TAINED THEREIN The following information is forwarded regarding the improvements on the property, although nothing can be guaranteed in this: MAIN BUILDING: VACANT STAND The Purchaser shall pay a deposit of 10% of the purchase price and the Sheriff of the High Court’s fees, immediately upon being requested by the Sheriff, on the day of the sale and the balance of the purchase price plus interest on date of registration of transfer, to be secured by a bank guarantee approved by Plaintiff’s Attorneys, to be given to the Sheriff of the High Court within 21 (twenty one) days after sale. The abovementioned property will be sold on the conditions read out by the Sheriff of the High Court of the time of the sale, which will be available for viewing at the office of the Sheriff of

POLOKWANE, during office hours Monday to Friday at 66 PLATINUM STREET, LADINE, POLOKWANE. DATED at PRETORIA on this 27TH day of JANUARY 2014. S ROUX INCORPORATED Attorneys for Plaintiff FJ Erasmus: Attorney for Plaintiff With right of appearance in terms of Section 4(2) of Act 62 of 1995, certificate number 2533/2007 Office 2/201, Office Block No. 2 Monument Office Park cnr Elephant and Steenbok streets Monumentpark PRETORIA Tel: 012 460 0666 Fax: 086 650 4170 Ref: M. JANSEN VAN RENSBURG/ME/ HJ329/11 20/02 ___________________

Warehouse assistant

Polokwane-based company supplying automotive products requires a dynamic, self-motivated warehouse assistant to take a full-time position.

requirements: • Valid driver’s licence • Warehouse experience beneficial • Good telephone skills • Fast learner Duties: • Despatching stock • Receiving stock • Deliveries • Tele sales • Calling on customers salary: r4000 (negotiable) plus commission Please forward your 3 page comprehensive CV with references to: admin@cowleyauto.co.za Closing date: 28 February 2014

Februarie 20, 2014

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Career finder in LIMPOPO Vacancy Trainee Quality Controller (Automotive Industry) Applicants with the following wil be considered: * Matriculated * Thorough knowledge and mechanical experience * Good communication skills

Email CV to cvappsroy@gmail.com

Stel jy belang in ‘n loopbaan in IT? Xpress Network Solutions, ‘n gevestigde Internet en IT diensverskaffer in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng en Noord-Wes, is opsoek na geskikte kandidate vir ‘n indiensopleiding program. Vereistes: Matriek Bestuurderslisensie Kandidate moet belangstel in IT Geen vorige werksondervinding benodig nie • Bereid wees om te leer en te werk • • • •

Faks CV na 086 639 8956 of Epos: hq@televonic.co.za

Senior and Junior Project Managers Operations is looking for dynamic and self-motivated people with experience in prescribed burning i.e. preparation and burning of fire breaks, control block burns for grazing/scrub encroachment/brushwood. A knowledge of Invasive Vegetation Management will be an advantage, together with experience in the application of herbicides. We are offering full-time positions, and salaries will be negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. Positions will be in various provinces. PROJECT MANAGERS: 1. RESPONSIBILITIES Duties will include the following: • Control all burning or other operational projects • Carry out all forms of invasive vegetation management and control • Adhere to budgets and production targets • Client liaison and site assessments • General admin duties 2. REQUIREMENTS • Five to ten years on the ground experience in actual burning practices - with references. • Preferably come from a Forestry or Agricultural background. • Basic computer usage knowledge for admin duties – Excel, Word, Powerpoint and internet. • Be prepared to work extraordinary hours when required to do so. • Be able to control trained fire teams and speak either Zulu/Sotho/Xhosa - not essential. • Be prepared to travel and work nationally or even Internationally. • Having your own laptop would be an advantage. 3. GENERAL • Persons who do not have the above required qualifications and requirements need NOT apply. • If no response is received after 14 days then the application was not successful. SEND CVs TO: The Finance and Admin Controller Contact details: e mail – Donna.Sparg@wofire.co.za


February 20, 2014

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Voldagpos (07:30 - 17:00) beskikbaar (20 km buite Polokwane op dendronpad). Vereistes: kennis van boekhou, Pastel is ‘n bonus, algemene kantoorwerk, bestuurslisensie en eie vervoer. Moet betroubaar en pligsgetrou wees. salaris onderhandelbaar.

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Maatskappy-/ Beslote Korporasie Sekretariële Beampte Diemont Zimmerman & Bolink Geoktrooieerde Rekenmeesters benodig `n beampte vir die administrasie van bogemelde regspersone. Die posisie behels: - Oprigting van maatskappye - Wysiging van aandeelhouers / direkteure / lede - Opstel en indiening van Memorandum van Oprigting vir maatskappye - Voltooiing en indiening van jaarlikse opgawes vir regspersone en betaling van jaargelde aan “Companies & Intellectual Property Commission” - Voltooiing van leningsertifikate vir banke en ander instansies soos prokureurs - Enige ander statutêre werk verbonde aan maatskappye en beslote korporasies Die geskikte kandidaat moet verkieslik oor ondervinding beskik in statutêre pligte vir maatskappye / beslote korporasies soos beskryf en: - Volledig rekenaargeletterd wees (Microsoft Office) - Vaardig wees in rekenaar sekretariële sagteware (Secware) Lewer u CV by DZB-ontvangs af te Watermelonstraat 25, Platinum Park, Bendor of e-pos na dzb@dzb.co.za of faks na: 086 605 9114 Indien u nie binne 21 dae vanaf publikasie hiervan van ons verneem het nie, moet u aanvaar dat u aansoek onsuksesvol was.

TANDHEELKUNDIGE STOELASSISTENT Dames tussen 18 en 25 Rekenaarvaardigheid en Graad 12 ‘n vereiste GEEN ROKERS Opleiding word verskaf Stuur CV na : dentalsavers@gmail.com

Sea West renews sponsorship for Limpopo sevens side WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

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fter sponsoring the Limpopo Blue Bulls sevens rugby team last year Dirk van der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Sea West announced that the company will repeat the gesture in 2014 after their successful partnership with the union in 2013. Speaking after the announcement last Wednesday, Limpopo Blue Bulls Rugby Union Deputy President Charles van Wyk called on other business entities in Polokwane and the rest of the province to follow the example of Van der Westhuizen and support rugby in Limpopo. “With the support of the business community and all the rugby followers in the province we hope to elevate the Limpopo Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup team, the sevens side, the u.19 - and u.21 Currie Cup teams to be the pride of Limpopo,” van Wyk explained. He also thanked the public for coming out in their numbers to support the Super 15 warm-up match between the Vodacom Bulls and DHL Stormers that was held at the new Peter Mokaba Stadium two weeks ago. He reminded the rugby fraternity to

diarise 18 to 22 August when the city will be hosting the Northern Provinces Amateur Rugby Week featuring Limpopo, the Blue Bulls, Lions, Pumas, Griffons and Lowveld.

RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com This Saturday marks the start of the second Mayoral Cluster Road Race in which all clusters of the municipality will participate. Municipal Marketing and Communications Manager, Tidimalo Chuene said the race was initiated last year with clusters in Moletjie, Molepo, Maja, Chuene and Mankweng combined with Sebayeng and Dikgale. “The objective of the race is to encourage communities to participate in sport and also to mobilise participation in the annual Mayoral Road Race to be

Polokwane/Lephalale R45 000 + car + fuel

* Matric/Grade 12 * + Min 5 yrs sales & managerial experience essential * Tertiary qualification advantageous Email CV geoff@deckergroup.co.za or fax 086 536 5077

hosted in May,” Chuene said. Entry is free and all Polokwane Municipality residents are eligible to participate. All registrations will be done on the day of the event at 06:00 with the starter’s gun to go off at 07:00. Prizes include medals and cash with free T-shirts for all entrants. The cluster events are planned as follows: 22 February: Mothapo Primary School (Sebajeng) 8 March: Bana ba Thari School (Solomondale) 9 March: Mankweng Sport Ground (Mankweng) 15 March: Moletjie Moshate.

LE ROUX PROKUREURS (POLOKWANE) benodig die dienste van ‘n

ONTVANGSDAME/ INVORDERINGSTIKSTER met toepaslike ondervinding om onmiddellik diens te aanvaar. Faks CV na 015 295 9662 of email na beverley@lerouxprok.co.za of skakel 015 295 6277

TRACKING DEVICE SALESPERSON

The following vacancies are available: 1. Diesel Mechanic – Earthmoving Machinery We are seeking experienced Diesel Mechanics specialising in Opencast Drilling Machinery and/or Earthmoving Machinery Minimum Requirements: • Diesel Mechanic/Earthmoving Trade Certificate - Section 13 advantageous • At least 5 years’ experience

• • • •

on Opencast Earthmoving Machinery Willing to relocate where the need exists Valid Code B driver’s Licence N3 academic qualification Must have own tools and be prepared to work on site

The position being applied for should be indicated in the subject field or clearly indicated on the fax.

To apply : Interested and suitable candidates may send their CVs by e-mail to recruitment@benhausgroup.com or fax: 086 669 3868. Please include two traceable references, and indicate preference in geographical area. The closing date for applications will be 5 March 2013. Preference will be given to applicants who fall within the ambit of the Broad Based Economic Empowerment Act and Mining Charter in respect of Employment Equity as well as Benhaus’ recruitment policy and employment equity plan. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date, please accept your application as unsuccessfull.

PHOTO: WARREN BLUNT

Sea West Managing Director Dirk van der Westhuizen and Limpopo Blue Bulls Rugby Union Deputy President Charles van Wyk at the announcement last Wednesday of the sponsorship for the Limpopo sevens team in 2014. Sea West also sponsored the team last year.

Muni embarks on cluster road race

AREA MANAGER

Benhaus Mining (Pty) Ltd is synonymous with hard rock Opencast Mining in South Africa. The company’s employees enjoy excellent job security along with ample development opportunities.

Companies interested in sponsorship packages can contact the Limpopo Blue Bulls Rugby Union offices on 015 291 4752 or van Wyk on 076 127 2517.

For the following area: Polokwane

• Must be able to work under pressure without supervision, take pride and ownership of sales responsibilities. • Previous experience in similar industry or direct (B2B) sales essential. • Must have own transport. • Basic salary, vehicle & fuel allowance, cell, plus performance based commission structure. • Limitless earning potential. • Superb training and support provided.

Fax your CV to 086 568 2747

PHOTO: JEFF RAYMOND

Riaan Nel is the latest winner of the R3 300 jackpot at the Polokwane Golf Club. Club Captain Papa G Moseki congratulates him.

Polokwane

REPRESENTATIVE with previous experience.

Fax CV with references to: 086 425 2680 Accounting Assistant (female) required by a small firm of chartered accountants. Experience/skills requirements: • Good knowledge of and experience in Accounting and tax related matters i.e. Income Tax and VAT. • Experience in the use of Excel and Caseware software. • Preferably English speaking or bilingual. Please forward your CV to bothan@mweb.co.za or fax to 015 296 0015 If you don’t receive a reply within two weeks, consider the application to be unsuccesful.


Vhembe resident gets OBSERVER 37 feet wet on board Investec Africa Februarie 20, 2014

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azaros Tshikovhi, the only person from Limpopo who is presently participating in the 40 000 mile long Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on board the Investec Africa arrived in Singapore last Thursday after the eighth leg of the race from Brisbane, Australia to Qingdao in China via Singapore. The Thohoyandou resident described his first ever voyage on an ocean racing yacht as an incredible journey finding out more about the secrets of the ocean. He says he learnt about sea creatures like whales, sharks, dolphins and flying fish, and is learning more about the stars, moon and sun. “If you want to get away from your comfort zone, want to explore the world, and want to enhance your ability to work with people from different countries and backgrounds

then join the Clipper Around the World Race,” Tshikovhi advised the people of Limpopo. He is one of ten young South Africans aged 18 to 23 who have been chosen to take part in the race. The aim is to develop young community leaders of the future and the ambassadors will also raise international awareness and funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital through their participation in the race. This was made possible by the Sapinda Rainbow Project Ambassadors initiative that assists young South Africans to become role models in various community projects throughout the country. The Clipper Race was set up by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968/9. His vision was to offer an opportunity to young people around the world, regardless of their sailing history the chance to take part in ocean racing no matter their background.

After completing a comprehensive three week training course to familiarise himself with all the intricate equipment to be found on a racing yacht, Tshikovhi formed part of the crew for the eighth leg of the race from Australia to China. He thanked the Sapinda Rainbow Project Ambassadors for assisting him to become part of the Clipper Race and helping him to motivate other young people from different communities to change the world. Tshikovhi also thanked his fellow South African crew members on board the Investec Africa for being together as one during the 32-day journey from Brisbane to Singapore. He encouraged them all not to forget their slogan: “Taking charge to liberate others.” After the fleet reached Singapore last week, the crews will spend a week preparing their yachts before departing for Qingdao for the last part of the eighth leg of the voyage on Saturday.

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>> Learnt more about secrets of the ocean >> Raising funds for Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

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Limpopo’s Lazaros Tshikovhi at the helm of the Investec Africa during the eighth leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from Brisbane, Australia to Qingdao in China.

Thohoyandou resident, Lazaros Tshikovhi does his bit as a crew member on the Investec Africa, which is taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

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Duly instructed by our valued clients, the Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism and others we will sell the following items per public auction on Thursday,

27 February at 10:30 at plot 15 Dalmada Polokwane. Vehicles: Various vehicles, trucks, bakkies, tractors, trailers and many more. Loose Assets: Lawn mowers, Lister engines, generators, tyres and many more. Office furniture: Desks; credenzas, office chairs, computers, laptops, toner cartridges, gas fridges, fridges, freezers, filing cabinets, and many more.

Viewing date: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 from 09:00 to 17:00

Buyers must register - ID document and proof of residence required. R10 000 cash registration fee on vehicles. R2 000 registration fee on loose assets. Right reserved. The auctioneer has the right to participate in the auction. Regulations in terms of Consumer Protection Law 68 of 2008. This advert complies with Article 45 of Law 68/2008. Standard terms and conditions apply. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM

ALL purchases to be paid for within 2 hours after auction.


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Polokwane City FC brings Pirates down to earth P.O Box 990 Juno, 0748 Tel: 015 295 1400 Fax: 015 295 1441\47 Website:www.aganang.gov.za

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PUBLIC NOTICE Aganang Local Municipality 2012/ 2013 Draft Annual Report Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 127 (5a) of the Local Government Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003, read with Section 21A of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 as amended that Aganang Local Municipality Council tabled the 2012/ 2013 Draft Annual Report at its Council sitting on the 31st January 2014. The copies of the approved 2012/ 2013 Draft Annual Report are available for public inspection and comments on the Aganang Local Municipality website:www.aganang.gov.za also at Aganang Local Municipality reception and Ward Offices. For further enquiries, comments and representations on the approved 2012/ 2013 Draft Annual Report, please contact Ms M Pheeha on 015 295 1476 and Mr. L Manamela on 015 295 1455 or email to lmanamela@aganang.gov.za and epheeha@aganang.gov.za. PHOTOS: HERBERT RACHUENE

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Polokwane City fans in a joyful mood after their team’s victory.

INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION HEALTH & SAFETY CONSULTANTS IN LIMPOPO The Independent Development Trust (IDT) is implementing infrastructure programmes on behalf of various government departments in Limpopo. The IDT he registered Health and Safety Consultants for the submission of in the panel for provision of construction health and safety services on various projects situated in the Limpopo Province. Terms of Reference: The terms of reference documents may be obtained on collection as of the 17th February 2014 at 10h00 van Rensburg Street, Polokwane. A non-refundable fee of R250 per document is payable prior to collection of the Terms of Reference documents to the following bank: ABSA Bank Account No. 4069918294 Branch Code: 632005 (Corporate and Business Pretoria) Reference: Limpopo OHS02-2014 The original bank deposit slip should be produced when collecting the bid documents. Electronic Transfers (EFT print-outs) and copies of deposit slips are not allowed.

A Tuesday 25th February 2014 at 11h00. Participants arriving more than 15 minutes late from the start time will not be allowed into

Evaluation: The 80/20 Scorecard criteria shall apply to evaluate the proposals, the points are allocated as follows: Empowerment : B-BBEE - 20 Points Price: - 80 Points Proposals have to meet the required minimum of 70% of the Total Functionality/ Quality points in order to qualify to be evaluated for B-BBEE and price. The evaluation criteria for functionality will be provided on the Terms of Reference. The preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Act No. 5 of 2000 shall apply. Submissions: IDT is not bound to accept any of the submissions. No further correspondences will be entered into with unsuccessful submissions and the selection will be at the IDT’s sole

Only original proposals shall be accepted. Telephonic, telex, facsimile, telegraphic or e-mail submissions will not be accepted. Completed documents sealed in an envelope marked: “PREQUALIFICATION PROPOSAL FOR A PANEL OF CONSULTANTS PROVIDING CONSTRUCTION HEALTH & SAFETY SERVICES ON VARIOUS INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMMES” must be Polokwane, no later than 16h00 on Friday 28 February 2014. Late submissions will not be considered. Enquiries may be addressed to IDT Programme Managers: Ms Philile Hlophe Tel: 015 295 0026 or Mr Isaac Malatji Tel: 015 295 0036

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Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Affairs has granted authorisation to The Ranch Hotel (Pty) Ltd for the proposed Township Establishment at the below mentioned site subject to conditions specified in the authorisation. The Environmental Authorisation was signed on 3 February 2014. A copy of the Environmental Authorisation and all submissions made to DEDET will be made available to you on your request. Any party/s wishing to appeal against the Departments Decision is made aware of the appeal procedure provide for in Chapter 7 of the EIA Regulations (Government Notice No.R.543) of 18 June 2010 ; EIA Regulations were promulgated in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998), as amended. All appeals must be lodged in writing by completing the Notice of Intention to Appeal form and must be forwarded to : The MEC Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism 3rd Floor Evridiki Towers 20 Hans van Rensburg Street POLOKWANE 0699 or Private Bag X9484 POLOKWANE 0700 PROJECT REFERENCE NO: 12/1/9/2-C24 PROJECT TITLE : TOWNSHIP ESTABLISHMENT HOLLANDSDRIFT 15KS & TURFFONTEIN 14KS LOCATION OF ACTIVITY The proposed activity is situated on portions of the farms Hollandsdrift 15KS & Turffontein 14KS, approximately 25 km south-west of Polokwane City between N1 and Road 101, within the Polokwane Local Municipality in the Capricorn District, Limpopo Province NAME OF PROPONENT Protea Hotel : The Ranch Mr T. Shearer Tel: 015 290 5000

POSTAL ADDRESS P.O. Box 77 POLOKWANE 0700

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All appeals must be lodged in writing by completing the Notice of Intention to Appeal form within 20 days which start from 20 February 2014 to 11 March 2014. The Authorisation is with Tua Conserva Environmental & Conservation Services cc. The Notice of Intention to Appeal form can be obtained from Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism, 3rd Floor Evridiki Towers, 20 Hans van Rensburg Street, Polokwane 0699. Website www.ledet.gov.za

Polokwane City defender, Galabgwe Moyana tussles for the ball with Orlando Pirates midfielder, Joseph Malongoane.

Aikido seminar a first for Polokwane WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com The Polokwane Aikido Club falling under the umbrella of the Fujimoto family in Japan is hosting a seminar on this lesser known discipline of martial arts at the Guts & Glory Mixed Martial Arts Club in Myngenoegen from tomorrow (Friday) until Sunday. The seminar is the first of its kind to be hosted in the city. National Sensei Elroy Goliath from the Western Cape will be the main speaker at the seminar that covers all aspects of the Aikido style of martial arts. Aikido practitioners throughout South Africa will be visiting Polokwane for the three-day duration of the seminar. Goliath is Chief Instructor of Aikido South Africa and has been studying Aikido for nearly 20 years. During this period he had the opportunity to practise Aikido in various countries under the leading teachers in the world. In 2005 he participated in the World Aikido Games in Germany, and he has also visited and trained at the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo.

His teacher is Hombu Shihan Yoji Fujimoto (8th Dan), a direct student of the founder of Aikido. Goliath’s relationship Fujimoto started in 1999 and he has studied under him ever since. Fujimoto Shihan is one of the most respected Aikido teachers in the world today. Goliath successfully tested for his Sandan (3rd Dan) and Yondan (4th Dan) examinations with Fujimoto Shihan in Europe in July 2011, the first South African ever to achieve this under a 8th Dan Shihan internationally. Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that originated during the period 1883 to 1969 (Founder Morihei Ueshiba). Aikido’s technical origin is rooted in Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu which dates from the Sumurai period. The Polokwane Aikido Club’s Sensei Rudi Delport said they are proud to host the first national seminar on Aikido over the weekend. He extended a warm welcome to all Aikido artists who will be visiting the city from as far afield as Cape Town. For further information on the weekend’s seminar contact Delport on 079 660 9431.

olokwane City FC caused a major upset when they defeated two time Absa Premier Soccer League Champions and 2013 Confederations of Africa (CAF) finalists, Orlando Pirates 1-0 at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday. In a game expected by many soccer enthusiasts to be a walk in the park for Pirates given their current performance in the league, the unthinkable became the reality when former Platinum Stars midfielder Sipho Jembula scored the winning goal in the first half of the game. The historic victory sees Polokwane City on the 13th position of the league with 19 points after 18 matches. City defender Tlou Molekwane said the victory came as a morale booster given their position on the log. “Look, we are happy about the victory, but at the same we must not get carried away. We are not in a good position in the league and we have about 12 games to go, so it not going to be easy,” he said. He also added that their focus is on Ajax Cape Town FC whom they meet at Athlone Stadium on 28 February in Cape Town. “It is an away game for us. It is not going to be an easy one. They have been losing and winning some matches lately so it is going to be a tricky match but we are ready for the challenge,” Molekwane said. A fierce City supporter, Kabelo Molapo from Zebediela said his team‘s victory over Pirates was not a fluke but a sign of good things to come. “We are in this league to stay. No one gave our team a chance against Pirates. This is an indication that there is no bigger team in the league. They are all equal and it is all about the performance on the day,” Molapo enthused.

Softball feast in Lebowakgomo and Mankweng HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Lebowakgomo and Mankweng softball grounds are expected to be a hive of activity on Saturday and Sunday respectively whey it plays host to the Limpopo Softball Association (LSA) Cup tournament. LSA Marketing and Communications Manager, Matome Lebea said twelve clubs from the league will battle each other for a coveted trophy and R2 500 prize money. “The tournament will be divided into two groups, A and B which will play in a round robin format. Group A will consist of the Seshego Canons, Mankweng Pioneers, Univesity of Limpopo, Red Scorpions and Sebayeng Sharks. The host team,Lebowakgomo Wild Beasts, Mamaolo Rebels, Sekhukhune, Naledi Spiders and Moletlane Taxas will make up Group B,” Lebea said. “The tournament is meant to fine-tune players’s skills in preparations for the National Softball Championships scheduled from 19 to 23 March 2014. We are confident that the tournament will indeed assist in giving the selected players enough match practice ahead of the national tournament. This will also enable our players to up their performance in the national tourney as our target this time is gold. We are calling on the all the softball enthusiast to come and witness a great softball spectacle,” Lebea said. Tournament fixtures: Saturday - Lebowakgomo softball grounds: Wildbeasts vs Rebels, Texas vs Sekhukhune , Spikes vs Spiders, Rebels vs Sekhukhune, Spiders vs Texas, Wildbeasts vs Spiders, Sekhukhune vs Spiders, Wildbeast vs Spiders, Wildbeast vs Texas. Sunday - Mankweng softball grounds: Pioneers vs University of Limpopo, Sharks vs Raiders, Cannons vs Red Scorpions, Pioneers vs Sharks, Cannons vs Raiders, University of Limpopo vs Sharks, Red Scorpions vs Pioneers; Cannons vs Raiders. All fixtures are set to commence at 09:00.

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Black Leopards ready for Kaizer Chiefs HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Black Leoapards FC Spokesperson, Berry Ramuneniwa is adamant that they will cause a major upset when they meet Kaizer Chiefs during in their last 32 match of the Nedbank Cup at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday. Leopards will go in the match

buoyed by the current performance in the National First Division. Lidoda duvha are currently on the third position of the log with 35 points after 21 matches. “This is the best team we have ever assembled since our origin. We are in form, we are playing well and strongly believe we can win the game,” Ramuneniwa said. In 2011 Leopards reached the

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final of the competition where they were ousted by Orlando Pirates. Despite falling short on that day Ramuneniwa believes the experience they gained in the final will be handy on Sunday. “We still have players who were part of the team that took place in that final. Their experience will come in handy,” Ramuneniwa said. Kick-off for the match is scheduled for 15:00.

Makhulu 5 MTB and Road Race a success KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

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Heinro Malan was the winner of the Makhulu 5 Mountain Bike 75 km.

nother successful Makhulu 5 MTB and Road Race took place last weekend and saw cyclists from across Limpopo taking part in this gruelling contest in the Polokwane Nature Reserve spanning two days. As always the competition included a road and mountain bike race. The mountain bike race commenced from the Polokwane Game Reserve on Saturday morning and riders competed against each other in a 18 km fun ride, 38 km half marathon and a 75 km marathon.

The road race that took place on Sunday was held in time trial format and cyclists seeing how may laps of the routed circuit they could complete in one, two or three hours. Results: 18 km fun ride Men: Hein de Jager (41:01.53) Women: Leonie Hattingh (47:14.31) 38 km Half Marathon Men: Komzo Bere (01:25.42) Women: Soretha Lubbe (01:33.58) 75 km marathon Men: Heinro Malan (02:39.26) Women: Melanie Melville (03:07.46).

Mixed fortunes for Impalas in Kimberley The Limpopo Impalas started their campaign in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Rural Cricket Week in Kimberley on a winning note by defeating Boland West by 53 runs on Valentine’s Day last Friday. Limpopo compiled 217/8 in their allotted 50 overs after batting first. The top scorers for the Impalas were Henk Holtzhauzen (71), Theo Janse van Rensburg (60) and Christopher Atherstone (36). Boland West were bowled out for 164 runs in reply with Impalas bowler, Gerrie Lourens being the chief destroyer with four wickets for 24 runs in eight economical overs. He received excellent support from Christopher Atherstone, who took 3/9 in a remarkable spell of ten overs. In match two the Impalas were outplayed by Eastern Province, who won by four wickets. The Impalas batted first and were bowled out for 142 runs after 48, 3 overs. Eastern Province scored 143 for the loss of six wickets in reply, with Atherstone once again shining with the ball in taking one wicket for only 15 runs in an economical spell of

The other Impalas batsmen who weighed in with notable scores were Lourens (63), Holtzhauzen (60) and Atherstone (24 not out). On Monday the Impalas played Boland East, who restricted Limpopo to 216/7 after their 50 overs. Holtzhauzen scored an undefeated 46 runs, with Atherstone (42), Isaac Senetla (39) and Janse van Rensburg (27) providing the necessary support. Boland East easily chased down PHOTOS: SUPPLIED the winning total for the loss of four wickets in the 41st over to The Limpopo Impalas’ Gerrie Lourens rewin by six wickets. ceives his Man of the Match award after his The Impalas played their last great all round performance against Border league match of the tournaVillage in Kimberley on Sunday. ment against Border Country eight overs. Districts on Tuesday. At the time of In their third fixture against Border going to print the result was unavailVillage on Sunday, Border compiled a able. Speaking to the manager of the respectable total of 263 all out after Impalas, Lucky Mhlongo on Tuesday 50 overs. Atherstone was once again before their fixture against Border, he amongst the wickets in taking 3/57 in commented that the Impalas have his ten overs. Holtzhauzen was the top acquitted themselves well in the tourwicket taker with 4/64 in ten overs. nament. “Players that could be in line The Impalas chased down the for selection for the CSA Rural team winning target for the loss of eight include Christopher Atherstone, Henk wickets with nine balls to spare to Holtzhauzen and Gerrie Lourens after win by two wickets. Ruann Willemse their good performances during the top scored with a stylish 72 runs. competition,” Mhlongo said.

Assupol Limpopo Bulle speel tuiswedstryde in nuwe stadion WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail. com Die Limpopo Blou Bulle Rugbyunie (BBRU) het bevestig dat die Assupol Limpopo Blou Bulle hul tuiswedstryde in vanjaar se Vodacombeker kompetisie in die nuwe Peter Mokaba sal speel. Die span se eerste wedstryd is op 8 Maart teen die Down Touch Griffons in Welkom gevolg deur ‘n tuiswedstryd teen die Luiperds op 15 Maart. Limpopo het weer ‘n wegwedstryd op 22 Maart teen die Griekwas in Kimberley. Die eerste twee wedstryde in April word albei in Polokwane uitgespook, met die kragmeting teen die Serval Pumas op 5 April. Daarna het die span ‘n wedstryd teen verlede jaar se

kampioene, die Leeus in die stadion op 12 April. Die Leeus het in 2013 ‘n rekordtelling van 161-3 teen Limpopo in Johannesburg opgestel en die Limpopo Bulle sal graag wil bewys dat hulle ‘n beter span as verlede jaar voor hul tuisskare in Polokwane is. Die adjunkpresident van die Limpopo BBRU, Charles van Wyk vra Limpopo se talle rugbyondersteuners om die Assupol Limpopo Blou Bulle met hul tuiswedstryde te ondersteun. “Ons het julle ondersteuning nodig al het dit nie so goed met die span in die Vodacombekerkompetisie verlede jaar gegaan nie. Die spelers maak staat op goeie ondersteuning om te kan meeding teen die groter unies,” het van Wyk verduidelik.

Atlete van PRR maak skoonskip in Potties-wedloop WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@ gmail.com Pietersburg Road Runners (PRR)-atlete het Saterdag goed presteer by se Potties 4-in-1 Marathon in Mokopane. PRR se Phuti Mohale was algeheel eerste FOTO: VERSKAF in die ope mans 42,2 Martinique Potgieter km in ‘n goeie tyd van van Pietersburg Road 02:34.06. Martinique Runners was eerste in Potgieter was die eerste die dames 42,2 kmdame in die 42,2 km in afdeling tydens Sater‘n tyd van 03:18.02 en dag se Potties 4-in-1 Colinda Potgieter was Marathon in Mokopane. eerste in die dames 42,2 km-veterane afdeling in ‘n tyd van 04:14.04. Rufus Photo, negende in verlede jaar se Comrades Maraton, het tweede geëindig in die 32 km in ‘n tyd van 01:5.31.

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Johan Krüger is verlede week tydens PHS se akademiese prysuitdeling met ses vakpryse vereer en is die afgelope agt jaar die toppresteerder in sy graad.

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m uitnemende akademiese prestasies te behaal en boonop nog aan sport en kultuur deel te neem, verg nie net ‘n perfek gebalanseerde program nie, maar ook baie dissipline en hope determinasie. Johan Krüger, graad 12-leerder van die Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) het verlede week tydens die skool se jaarlikse akademiese prysuitdeling oë laat rek toe hy ses vakpryse ontvang het en boonop as die beste presteerder van die top 10-leerders in graad 11 aangewys is. Boonop is dit die agtste jaar dat hy die beste presteerder in sy graad is. “Sedert graad 4 is ek jaarliks bo aan die top 10-lys van my graad,” sê Johan wat vakpryse in Afrikaans (92%), fisiese wetenskappe (93%), lewenswetenskappe (95%), rekeningkunde (98%), lewensoriëntering (98%) en gevorderde wiskunde (96%) ontvang het. Hy is ook vanjaar onderhoofseun vir die akademiese portefeulje. Benewens sy puik akademiese prestasies speel hy die afgelope twee

jaar vir die skool se eerste hokkiespan, is deel van die skool se gholfspan uit en neem môre (Vrydag) aan die interhoër as diskusatleet deel. Op kultuurgebied lig hy graag sy mening tydens debat of spanredenaars-kompetisies, neem aan revue en Sterresport deel en is ‘n Mnr PHS-finalis. Die Krügers het al diep spore in PHS se geskiedenis getrap. “My pa, Mannie was in 1983 onderhoofseun en is vandag beheerliggaamvoorsitter terwyl my suster, Christine verlede jaar hoofmeisie was,” sê hy. Oor sy prestasies sê Johan: “Die belangrikste is om in die klas op te let en te vra as jy nie verstaan nie. Dit is soms moeilik met al die ander leerders om jou, maar dit is van kardinale belang om aandagtig in die klas te luister. As jy oplet en die werk verstaan, hoef jy nie saans te leer nie, jy kan net die werk hersien want jy ken dit reeds.” Die slimkop sê hy som nie sy werk op nie omdat dit volgens hom baie tydsaam is. Smiddae hersien hy net sy werk en voor eksamens lees hy weer deur die handboek. Hy reken sportdeelname hou hom oopkop en dra

daartoe by dat hy na oefening rustig agter sy boeke kan inskuif. “’n Leerder kan nie genoeg vrae vra nie. Maak nie saak of dit ‘n dom vraag is nie, vra totdat jy verstaan. As jy verstaan het jy reeds 70% van die werk onder die knie en is daar nie baie oor om te leer nie. Sien ook die groter prentjie. Moenie net teen die inligting op die bord vaskyk nie,” is sy raad aan ander leerders. Sy akademiese prestasies beteken vir hom makliker keuses vir ‘n studierigting. “Ek is nog nie seker of ek medies of in ‘n rekeningkundige rigting wil studeer nie, maar my vakke en prestasies sal my lei om die die regte keuse te maak. Ek wil ‘n studierigting kies waarin ek gemaklik voel en waarvan ek sal hou,” sê hy. Wiskunde is tans sy gunstelingvak omdat dit vir hom ‘n uitdaging is om nuwe formules en metodes te leer. Volgens Johan is PHS die mees diverse skool in Suid-Afrika. “PHS bied soveel geleenthede vir leerders en hul programme is so saamgestel dat jy akademies kan presteer terwyl jy die lekker van sport en kultuur ook kan geniet. Jy kan letterlik by al die aktiwiteite wat die skool bied, betrokke wees.”

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