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Claims of tribal divide, interference and meddling YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com

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hile Sport, Arts and Culture MEC Mirriam Ramadwa’s mind is most likely set on the anticipated smooth running of the R4,5 million Mapungubwe Festival currently underway at Polokwane venues, her stature is being dented by assertions of alleged tribal divide, interference in mana-

gerial affairs and meddling in legal matters within her department. Thus far the hosting of the sixday festival amounting to an estimated R4,5 million has been one of the most important inscriptions in Ramadwa’s diary since her appointment as member of Premier Stan Mathabatha’s provincial cabinet when he took over from predecessor Cassel Mathale in mid-2013. To page 2

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From page 1 Sources within her own department, who alleged she secured a position on the Executive Council due to her anti-Mathale sentiments, have launched a scathing attack against her mostly based on claims of her inability to efficiently manage the high level portfolio she had been entrusted with. As the festival got off to a start on Monday, Polokwane Observer was entrusted with documents substantiating the allegations. Included in the documents is a letter displaying the MEC’s alleged interference in departmental matters, specifically relating to the organisation of the hosting of the ongoing Mapungubwe Festival. The apparent removal of Benny Mayengane and Prince Rhangani from the Mapungubwe Festival line-up in November last year for their alleged anti-Zuma attitudes would have held expected implications for the department, it was learnt. Perusing the festival programme it is evident that it caters for a certain market and not a broad-spectrum audience. Ramadwa further stands accused of divisive conduct that has seen a common departmental vision come under attack. Her alleged tribal notions extended to her suspended department head (HOD) Basani Baloyi, whom she apparently referred to as “that Shangaan girl” and labelled as corrupt and having a bad performance record. A concerned party stressed Ramadwa was allegedly already seen to be making known her disapproval of Baloyi soon after her appointment as MEC, whereupon she would have informed members of the Provincial Task Team (PTT) of the African National Congress (ANC) that she could not work with Baloyi. A source stressed concern over a counterproductive system characterising the top echelons of the departmental hierarchy, with meetings regularly conducted in Baloyi’s absence and the HOD not always having had knowledge of decisions taken by the MEC.

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MEC’s head on block From the documents interference in departmental recruitment processes seems clear cut, indicating instances where names were replaced with those of preferred candidates supported by the same signature corresponding with that in official departmental documentation. The proof provided was dated August last year and specifically shed light on the appointment of close to 40 recruits who were to be included in a mass participation and sport development conditional grant programme following the approval of the National Sport and Recreation Plan (NSRP) by Cabinet. Yet again it was evident from a confidential document in Polokwane Observer’s possession that provision was made for recommended candidates from only two cultural groupings. Most alarming to one of the sources is the MEC’s alleged meddling in different pending criminal matters, including one stemming from findings on the departmental hosting of Nelson Mandela Day activities in 2011. Pertaining to an unrelated legal matter, documentation shows a request made to the MEC for a criminal case to be settled out of court, which would have been followed up by a meeting with the particular individual. The source said the matter was still sub judice. Speaking on behalf of Ramadwa, Khathu Sadiki said they were not aware of any artist being removed from the Mapungubwe Festival line-up. “Last year’s line-up was postponed and no one was promised confirmation for the festival in 2014 regardless of their attitude to anyone.” With reference to the allegations of tribal divide and the matter of the HOD brought to the attention of the then PTT of the ANC, Sadiki responded saying it was an issue that was ANC-related. “We cannot comment on issues that happened at ANC meetings and would therefore refer you to the ANC as this is not our competency.” To the claims of interference in recruitment processes, he answered that there was a dispute on the matter as lodged by some of the candidates. “The MEC then referred the matter to the Minister of Public Service and Administration. We have also been made aware that the candidates also referred the same matter to the Public Service Commission and the Petitions Committee of the Limpopo Legislature.” In response to the claim of the MEC allegedly meddling in pending criminal matters, Sadiki said there was no substance in any allegations that the MEC has interfered in any criminal matter involving the department. He concluded by saying they could state that a meeting was requested to discuss one of the matters referred to but that such a request was not granted. At the time of going to press a random check was conducted to verify public support for the festival. As per yesterday’s (Wednesday) official programme provision would have been made for a craft market at Library Gardens for exhibitors from across all districts of the province. However, on arrival Polokwane Observer was informed by security guards that the venue was changed to Jack Botes hall but instead was referred to SABC Park. There it was established that 30 exhibitors were displaying their goods in two separate temporary structures instead of the 50 exhibitors as initially claimed by an on-site organiser. During the brief period no visitors arrived. It was noticeable that there was very little variety available from the stalls.

Twee beseer toe motor deur muur bars RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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wee werknemers van RBA Homes is Dinsdagoggend lig beseer in ‘n ongeluk op die hoek van Rissik- en Burgerstraat. Die bestuurder van die RBA-Homes motor moes inderhaas swenk om ‘n botsing met ‘n ander voertuig, wat na bewering voor hulle ingedraai het, te vermy waarna hy beheer verloor en die motor deur die heiningmuur van ‘n restaurant gebars het. Volgens ‘n ander RBA Homes-werknemer op die toneel het sy kollegas gelukkig met slegs geringe beserings daarvan afgekom. ‘n Verkeersbeampte sê die persoon wat die

ongeluk veroorsaak het, het nie by die toneel gestop nie. Jacques Stiemie, eienaar van die restaurant sê die kruising wek kommer omdat motoriste teen hoë snelhede in Rissikstraat ry. “Benewens die skade wat vir ‘n tweede keer aan my eiendom aangerig is, skep dit ook ‘n gevaar vir my kliënte, personeel en ander padgebruikers. Die munisipaliteit moet drasties planne maak om ‘n stopteken of verkeerslig op te rig,” sê hy. Hy sê kliënte en personeel is ongedeerd na Dinsdag se ongeluk. Teen druktyd kon munisipale woordvoerder, Matshidiso Mothapo nie bevestig of die munisipaliteit die aanbring van meer verkeerstekens by die kruising gaan oorweeg nie.

Mattie Viviers word 104 KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com Mattie Viviers wat alombekend is as Tannie Mattie en as die ouma van professionele gholfspeler, Retief Goosen het Dinsdag haar 104de verjaarsdag in Martha Hofmeyr tehuis vir bejaardes gevier. Familielede en vriende het tydens die verjaarsdagvieringe vertel hoe Viviers jare gelede

die stad haar eie gemaak het en vinnig ‘n plek in baie mense se harte gekry het danksy haar helpende hand en liefde vir haar medemens. Tjaart Meyer van die N G Kerk Pietersburg-Oos het vertel hoe sy tot op 99-jarige ouderdom nie net vir ander bejaardes gelees het nie, maar ook stiptelik elke erediens bygewoon het en nooit nagmaal gemis het nie. Die Suid-Afrikaanse Vrouefederasie is vir hulle versorging en bystand vir Viviers bedank.

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Tannie Mattie Viviers glimlag breed met haar familie en vriende tydens haar 104de verjaarsdagpartytjie wat Dinsdagoggend gehou is.Haar kinders, Hendrik Viviers, Annatjie Goosen, Marie Badenhorst en Lettie Viviers staan agter. Links voor sit Tjaart Meyer en regs is haar een kleinseun se vrou, Michelle Goosen.

Sadtu at loggerheads with MEC for Education Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za MEC for Education, Dikeledi Magadzi has come under fire from the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) Limpopo for comments she made regarding the dismissal of the principals of schools that underperformed last year. Sadtu Provincial Secretary, Matome Raphasha said members are seriously worried about Magadzi’s attitude. “She threatened to dismiss the principals of schools that did not perform well. That did not augur well with us because the department has a hand in those underper-

forming schools. They don’t provide schools with resources. Instead of being primitive they must be supportive. We are also perturbed by her negative attitude towards the stakeholders and unions,” Raphasha said. He also mentioned that all provincial members of Sadtu are expected to gather in Polokwane on Tuesday to march to the head office of the department to hand over memorandum of grievances “Included in the memorandum are, among others, failure by the department to increase salaries for Abet (Adult Basic Education) teachers, test book related issues and the absorption of temporary teachers,” Raphasha said.

Early morning car chase for Polokwane Traffic Dept From page 1 “I tried to show him to pull off the road but he started speeding and raced off, I followed and when I tried to block him off he smashed into my vehicle.” Mamabolo explained that the situation worsened when the drunk driver attempted to assault him, but he was then swiftly arrested by the Polokwane Police. Polokwane Observer exclusively accompanied the Polokwane Police and the Traffic Department to the Polokwane Provincial Hospital, where blood tests were taken of the suspect. Not only was the suspect found to be in a good mood, laughing heartily to himself but a cooler box, with unknown contents, was also visibly seen in the backseat of his Isuzu KB D-Teq 4 x 4, currently impounded at the Polokwane Police’s pound. The smell of alcohol was evident when he exited the Police van, with the smell accompanying him all the way through the hospital doors. The head of the Polokwane Police’s communication department, Ntobeng Phala confirmed the incident and says a 44-year-old man, the Manager of Agrico in Modimolle but hails from Tzaneen, was first found to be travelling in the direction of Church Street when he was spotted by traffic officials on routine duty to be exceeding the speed limit, Phala adds the speed limit for this area is 60 km per hour

and the driver was found to be exceeding the speed limit by driving 93 km per hour. “The officials tried to pull him over and after the driver almost drove over the official attempting to pull him over, a car chase ensued for around 10 minutes long, with three Police vehicles joining and the suspect only being apprehended on the corner of Vermikuliet Street and Nelson Mandela Drive when cornered by all four vehicles.” Phala says upon his apprehension the driver was found to be smelling heavily of alcohol and refused to supply his licence to the officials, he also tried to assault the said traffic officials who wanted to pull him over in Church Street. He was arrested by the Polokwane Police and taken to the Polokwane Police Station for further steps to be taken against him. Phala says the driver will, at the least, be facing charges of drunken driving, exceeding the speed limit, reckless and negligent driving, malicious damage to property and resisting arrest. The suspect has been released on his own recognisance as the blood tests results are still pending and could take weeks to be finalised. Phala explains that as with all drunken driving cases the Police have to first wait for the results and then only can the suspect be summonsed to appear in court. Phala also says any allegations that have been made regarding the issue being a racial attack

on the suspect is completely untrue. He says the attack on the Traffic Police and the Police officers involved was a purely criminal attack, suspected to have been fuelled by alcohol and thus the retaliation was purely based on the rules of law enforcement and nothing else. “If it was a black driver the response would have been exactly the same,” says Phala. “I urge motorists to realise that we respect them and in turn all we ask is that they respect us (Traffic and Police officials) and the rules of the roads we govern. We are very proud of the involved officials who kept their cool throughout the car chase and the arrest. This shows that reckless and negligent behaviour will definitely not be tolerated on our roads.” Walter Andrag, Managing Director of Agrico SA based in Cape Town apologised profusely for the behaviour of the employee adding his behaviour is totally against company policy. “An intensive investigation will be launched from our side and we will work hand in hand with the Polokwane Police to ensure justice is served swiftly. This is not part of the culture of our company and will not be tolerated.” Andrag added that it seems according to information at his disposal that the suspect was not on duty at the time of the incident and was also found to have been ignoring company rules and regulations.


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IDP: muni to spend millions RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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olokwane Municipality plans to spend millions of Rand on the provision of basic services as revealed by its Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Draft 2014/15 presented to an IDP and budget representatives’ forum meeting on Monday. This was the first of a series of public participation sessions to be held in the municipal area and the IDP Draft is already available for viewing at libraries in Moletjie, Seshego, Polokwane, Nirvana, Mankweng, resource centre on the second floor of the civic centre and tribal offices at Maja, Chuene and Molepo. Municipal Manager Connie Mametja said the purpose of the meeting was to present the 2014/15 municipal strategies; provide progress on the 2013/14 projects; present the 2014/15 draft IDP/Budget projects for comments and present the proposed tariff increase for the coming financial year. The documentation provided at the meeting

reflected basic service projects such as water, roads, sanitation and electricity. An amount of R70 million was set aside to upgrade arterial roads in wards 1 to 6, 9, 24, 32, 33, 35 and 36 while a further R2 million was set aside for the rehabilitation of streets in Mankweng, Polokwane East, Polokwane West and Seshego respectively. R10 million was also budgeted for the construction of an access road between Lethuli Park and Madiba Park with R500 000 allocated to the planning and construction of the sidewalks in Nelson Mandela Avenue. A total of R1 million is being set aside for regravelling of all roads in rural areas, R500 000 for repairing of traffic lights and signs in all wards, R3 million for routine maintenance of storm water drainage system in all wards, R1 million for construction of causeways low water bridges in all wards, R1 million for routine road maintenance in all wards and R5 million for reactive maintenance of streets and sidewalks. In excess of R1,3 billion will be spent on water provision. Among other projects are included the sinking of boreholes; construc-

tion of reservoirs and bulk water supply lines; reticulation and water resource development; provision of laboratory equipment; maintenance of reservoirs and compilation of water awareness campaigns in various wards. For sanitation services the municipality budgeted R1,5 million for repairs on the digester at the Polokwane waste water treatment plant. Polokwane Municipality plans to provide 5 665 rural households in wards 1, 4, 14, 16, 27, 30 and 31 with electricity to the value of R25 million while R6 million was allocated to electrify new houses in Seshego and Polokwane. R11,5 million will go towards upgrading certain substations in the city and Seshego while R70 million was allocated for the electrification of Matoboie, Chuene Moshate, Ga Jack, Maredi/ Tsware, Mogabane/Moshate, Mamadimo Park, Mothiba, Masedibu, Dichueneng, Mokgokong, Mabokelele and Melkboom extensions. Chief Financial Officer Fikile Mudau explained the 2014/15 budget summary as well as service increases to be implemented by an average of 7%.

Floods: final process to declare disaster in affected areas RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com While almost 4 500 residents of Lephalale are left stranded after heavy rains and floods it is not final whether the provincial government will declare affected areas as disaster areas as the final stages of an assessment process is not yet completed. According to provincial government Spokesperson Phuti Seloba the situation has to go through a process in which several factors are investigated and considered. “As provincial government we are working closely with national government to determine an estimate of the damage caused. The amount will certainly be astronomic and provincial government cannot support the affected people on its own. Our officials are deployed in various areas, especially in Lephalale to attend to the immediate needs of the victims,” Seloba said. He said government is further looking at short- and long-term solutions to avoid a similar situation in future. “This includes upgrading

of infrastructure like low water bridges. We are also aware of a lot of people living on river banks and close to dams and we will engage with them on ways to be more precautious,” he said. He made it clear that the department is doing its best to assist every person affected as homeless people are currently housed in community halls and provided with food on a daily basis. Plans to relocate these people are also in the pipeline. In the meantime the body of Elizabeth Sparrow (69) who was swept away after a dam wall broke at Klein Kariba holiday resort was found in the nearby Klein Kariba Dam on Sunday. Her husband, Eric’s (74) body was found the previous Saturday. The third victim, Petrus Ndou (45) drowned in Venda. Provincial Police Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that the three had drowned and added that the situation is under control and no further missing persons have been reported. Meanwhile Solidarity Helping Hand established a fund to support the affected people in

the province and especially those in Bela-Bela and Lephalale. A press release stated that “more than 70 people in Bela-Bela had to be rescued by helicopter. Businesses and households experienced major damages and all funds will be distributed at Solidarity’s discretion.” SMS the word RAMP to 38969 to contribute R10 or a donation can be paid into the First National Bank account, 62331445503, branch code 250655 with the reference, Noodfonds. The South African Weather Service said no more heavy rains are expected except for normal afternoon showers that might occur over the next few days. At the time of our going to press the Platjan, Zanzibar, Martins Drift and Groblersbrug border posts between South Africa and Botswana were still closed after the Limpopo River flooded its banks due to the heavy rains in its catchment areas recently. Travellers are advised to use the Kopfontein border post near Zeerust or go through Beitbridge and access Botswana via Zimbabwe.

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CRIME shorts Alleged 4 OBSERVER ghost vending kingpin in court NEWS

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arumo Marumo, the alleged leader of a syndicate that deals in the sale of illegal prepaid electricity vouchers, on Monday faced charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering, related to electricity theft in the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court. According to Felix Sebata from Eskom the court appearance comes after a threeyear-long investigation that started in 2011. The case was remanded and the suspect ordered to appear again in court on 31 July 2014. He was released on R100 000 bail, pending his next appearance. The syndicate’s operations are spread across the country, but thought to be managed from the Vaal area. Sebata also says that more arrests are expected in the case. Polokwane Observer earlier reported on the arrest of Marumo and the similar case heard in the South Gauteng High Court in 2011 where the two accused were found guilty of the sale of illegal prepaid electricity vouchers, also known as ghost vending and were sentenced to a combined 111 years in prison. In an unrelated case, four suspects, including two Eskom contractors are expected to make a second appearance in the Burgersfort Magistrate’s Court today (Thursday) on charges related to electricity theft. The four suspects were arrested and detained at Burgersfort Police Station on 26 February 2014 for allegedly carrying out illegal electrical connections. The arrests were the result of a meter auditing sting

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operation conducted by Eskom in the Burgersfort area. The operation uncovered a high incidence of illegal connections, meter tampering and bypassing as well as ghost vending in the area. A large number of rented accommodations and local businesses were found to be either illegally connected, had tampered with their meters or were using ghost units. Various fines amounting to more than R950 000 were issued to culprits. Another alleged perpetrator nabbed in the act is a landlord, also from Burgersfort, of 22 rented rooms who had allegedly illegally connected his premises. He was arrested on the spot and the electricity supply to his premises immediately disconnected. Sebata from Operation Khanyisa, the Eskom-led campaign aimed at combating electricity theft, stated that Eskom loses billions of Rand in revenue each year as a result of electricity theft, including buying and selling of illegal prepaid electricity vouchers.  “The power utility is taking a tough stance against this practice and has intensified its efforts to identify customers who buy these illegal vouchers.  Customers found to have illegal units on their meters face disconnection, fines and possible criminal prosecution,” he said.  Eskom will continue to work closely with the South African Police and the Hawks to recover a number of ghost vending machines that are still in the hands of either individual criminals or syndicates. “We encourage South Africans to continue working with us to ensure that criminals are put behind bars. Anyone can play their part by reporting electricity theft and smsing your tip-off to 32211,” Sebata urged.

The Mankweng Police on Monday arrested a man after the 17-year old girl he allegedly raped bit off his tongue. Matimba Maluleke from the Mankweng Police says the 24-year old suspect was arrested in Boyne after the alleged rape victim opened a case and stated that if she was to see the suspect again she would be able to identify him. The suspect on Monday arrived at the Mankweng Police Station with his mother, as he could not speak due to his injuries, and reported that his tongue had been bitten off by a certain woman whom he would be able to identify if he saw her again. “The suspect was called and when she saw the suspect immediately started screaming, pointing at the suspect who had allegedly raped her. At the same time the suspect started mumbling, pointing at the victim as the one who bit off his tongue.” The suspect will be appearing before the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court on charges of rape soon. Maluleke appeals to recent victims of rape in the Mentz, Boyne and Mankweng to come to the Police station to possibly identify the rapist.

Paramedic dies on N1 near Mokopane

An ER24 paramedic, Machabelele Davey Matijoani died on Sunday evening when his private vehicle collided with an interlink goods truck on the N1 near Mokopane. Caleb Meyer from ER24 says he received a call at around 23:45 and upon reaching the scene saw it was one of his own paramedics who had died. Meyer said it is not yet clear what happened but he can confirm that Matijoani’s vehicle collided with an oncoming

truck as he was heading south on the highway. A memorial service will be held at Light of the Nations today (Thursday) at 12:00. The funeral arrangements were at the time of going to print not yet announced but Meyer said anyone who would like to attend can contact him on 084 460 7026 for more information.

Gerrit Venter’s attacker still behind bars

Sipho Lekgoathoane (34) appeared before the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Friday after he was arrested for assaulting his employer Gerrit Venter. Lekgoathoane’s case was postponed until Monday to afford him the opportunity to apply for legal aid representation. Mohlaka Mashiane from the Westenburg Police said the suspect will remain behind bars until his bail application next week.

Housebreakings in broad daylight a huge concern

Mohlaka Mashiane from the Westenburg Police says a new trend, housebreaking while the owners are at work, is becoming more frequent in Westenburg as well as the city in general. “Suspects patrol areas and easily pick up patterns pertaining to when people leave their homes and when they return, making it very easy for them to break in when there is no one at home.” Mashiane says keeping in touch with your neighbours and always being vigilant can help alleviate this trend as more than one pair of eyes is always better. “Help each other and know each others’ numbers. If there is a stranger in your neighbours’ yard, notify them or the Police immediately, Mashiane said.”

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Ex-HOD in accident

>> Car barely missed a tree and crashed into anchor cable >> Allegedly steered from second lane, smashed into another Polo far right

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n accident involving a former office bearer, Mabel Makibelo behind the steer of what was identified as a rented Polo with Gauteng number plates, occurred along South Street on Friday morning. The collision occurred on the corner with Biccard Street, causing a second vehicle to come to a standstill on the sidewalk diagonally opposite where it barely missed a tree and crashed into an anchor cable on the pavement. Makibelo, formerly head of the departments of Roads and Transport and Safety, Security and Liaison, chose not to speak to Polokwane Observer when approached on the scene. At the time the driver of the other vehicle, Dipuo Masemola, who is a sales account manager with an IT company in Polokwane, said the car Makibelo was driving was steered from the second lane and smashed into her red 2012 Polo, while she kept to the extreme right down South Street, as she reached the turn-off to Biccard Street.

Mabel Makibelo on the accident scene.

Damages to the red Polo.

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Dipuo Masemola, the driver of the red Polo assesses damages to the vehicle.

One month and still no justice for rape victim KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com Exactly a month after Polokwane Observer first reported on the alleged gang rape that took place in Westenburg on Saturday 15 February, the 20-year old victim is still nervously looking over her shoulder waiting for the alleged perpetrators to retaliate against her. It was previously reported that DNA-samples were taken from all three the suspects and sent to the state laboratory to determine

if any of their semen match that found in the victim after her alleged rape. The victim explained that she awoke from an evening of socialising to find a naked man, with a used condom in his hand, who said he was not the only one who had had fun with her and that his friends called him and told him to join in. The three suspects who all live in close proximity to the victim are still walking free despite the charges of alleged rape laid against them by the victim. Mohlaka Mashiane from the Westenburg

Police says the case is currently out of his hands as he is awaiting the DNA results from the laboratory and does not want to try and speculate when it will be available. “As soon as the results are received and show that one or all of the suspects are guilty, the necessary steps of the law will be followed.” Until then the alleged victim, in fear of victimisation, stays safely behind closed doors and prays for the day that she will see justice prevail for the suspects whom she feels are getting off scot free after grossly violating her.

Principal in court for culpable homicide RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com The Mankweng school principal who allegedly killed a 17-year-old learner in a secondary accident on the R71 close to Dalmada appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court last week facing a charge of culpable homicide. His bail was extended and the case postponed until 9 May. On 1 March Joel Tjale (65) allegedly plunged into a crowd of six people on the scene of an accident. Three of the persons were victims of the accident and the others, including the deceased, had stopped at the scene to help. It is alleged that a burst tyre had caused the driver of a vehicle and travelling from Mankweng to Polokwane to lose control resulting in the vehicle overturning and catching fire. Following the accident three persons in a red Volkswagen Golf stopped on the scene and helped to free the victims from the burning wreck. A tow truck also arrived on the scene later. Tjale, travelling to Mankweng, allegedly plunged into the crowd instantly killing the learner and seriously injuring two others. A fourth vehicle arrived at the scene and Tjale allegedly took off with the person. The towing operator took the registration number of the vehicle and Police were later able to arrest Tjale at Mankweng Provincial Hospital where he supposedly went to look for medical help. Polokwane Police Spokesperson Lesiba Ramoshaba said more charges may be added to the charge sheet but for now Tjale faces culpable homicide for allegedly killing the learner. “We cannot confirm that Tjale was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, but further investigation might reveal the possibility and the charge sheet will then be adjusted,” Ramoshaba confirmed.

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Learners sent home after casual day mishap March 20, 2014

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group of 32 learners from Flora Park Comprehensive High School (FPCHS) were sent home on Monday after their headmaster Malesela Sepuru, in their own words, accused them of being immoral by wearing school uniforms of the opposite sex on their casual dress day held on Friday. When Polokwane Observer arrived at the school on Monday the group of fired-up learners sitting on the pavement outside the school all stated their case, some even claiming that they are being ill-treated and verbally abused by Sepuru who they believe is a “dictator” trying to live along with normal people in a modern society. A learner representative speaking for the group stated that the “suspension” stems from Friday, when a group of Grade 12 learners dressed as members of the opposite sex. He explained that the girls wore boys’ khaki uniforms while the boys were dressed in skirts and shirts. “This has been a yearly tradition and learners from FPCHS have been dressing like this from 2009; it is good clean fun and

has nothing to do with homosexuality, as is clearly the reason for Sepuru having a problem with our dress-code on Friday.” He further explained that they were all called in on Friday causing them to miss the first three lessons of the day. They claim they received no notice of suspension and were all sent home and told to return with their parents on Monday. “Many of our parents work out of town or cannot travel to the school on Monday. So we returned to school on Monday only to be chased from the premises again,” the learner explained. Learners also uttered their dismay with the current code of conduct of the school, which determines that a learner found to be smoking weed on school premises only faces a suspension period of one week, while they have all been threatened with suspension until the end of the year when they will only be allowed on the school premises to write tests or exams. When asked about the incident and why the learners were sitting outside on the pavement, Sepuru confirmed that he had indeed sent the learners home following their indecent behaviour on Friday and that they were waiting outside for taxis and other transport as 90% of the learners attending his

school come from areas like Mankweng and Seshego. “I never told the learners they were immoral, I simply told them that they were portraying indecent behaviour. Would you like it if your husband was dressed in a skirt? It is not right.” Sepuru further says parents were invited to the school and most had by Tuesday visited the school to clarify the matter. “They agreed that it was not correct behaviour,” he stated. Sepuru further said that he feels the media is now trying to single out the only black government school in Polokwane that is successful and added that he perceives it to be a racially motivated attack, adding the journalist in question had a pre-1994 attitude and was attempting to degrade the image of his school. Attempts to contact Pitsi Maloba of the Department of Education were fruitless.

>> “I told them that they were portraying indecent behaviour” >> Learners claim to be ill-treated and verbally abused.

Polokwane next in line for medical milestone KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination campaigns recently announced and launched by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is expected to reach Polokwane within the next week with schools from across the city taking part in the drive. This is according to the spokesperson for the Limpopo Department of Health and Social Development, Macks Lesufi. Lesufi added that parents whose children might miss their vaccination dates at their schools are urged to take their children directly to local clinics like Buite Street and Rethabile Clinic where the vaccinations will also be done free of charge. Lesufi further added that the initiative has put South Africa on the map by making them the first African country to roll out this vaccination of Grade 4 girls, who are nine years and older. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi during the national launch said the campaign is a significant public health milestone and is expected to reduce instances of cervical cancer and its associated mortality within the next two to three decades. Lesufi explained that the vaccine assists in preventing infections stemming from HPV strains which have been found to be the cause of most known cervical cancer cases. “The introduction of the vaccine forms part of the Integrated School Health Programme. It is important to remember that cervical cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in South Africa and medical research has proven that there are approximately 16 million women over the age of 15 who are at risk of getting cervical cancer.” A local doctor explains that although it is still a fairly new vaccine in South Africa, the importance of not just girls in Grade 4 being vaccinated but also all women between the ages of 9 and 45 years, especially those who might have in the past had an abnormal pap smear result, seems to be forgotten. “The vaccinations have only been subsidised for the school roll-out, thus due to the high prices of the vaccine under normal circumstances it could prohibit many needy individuals from getting their hands on the vaccine.” The price ranges from R500 to R900 per dose, needing up to three doses to be fully covered. In most cases it needs to be ordered in advance as it has not yet become popular enough to permanently keep in stock.

Seshego Gospel choir to launch their second CD Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox. co.za

The Seshego Gospel Choir will launch their second CD titled “Taba Yaka” on 6 April at the Seshego campus of Capricorn College Photo: Herbert for FET. During the Rachuene Maria Bongwe, Founder launch the popular of the Seshego Gospel Clap and Tap Gospel Choir. Choir will also host renowned Tembisa choir Lejwe la Motheo which will entertain the guests on the day. “It is going to be an exciting day. All the members are looking forward to it. It is definitely a dream come true for some of the new members who were not there when we launched our first CD in 2012. We urge everyone to come in numbers and support this project. We have invited the Executive Mayor of Polokwane, Freddy Greaver to carry out the official launch. Entrance fee is R50 and we are looking forward to a memorable day,” Founder of the choir, Maria Bongwe said. Bongwe also said that later this year they will be launching their DVD which will be a compilation of all the songs from their first and second CD’s.

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Coghsta intervenes at OBSERVER Mogalakwena Municipality Maart 20, 2014

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olitical parties in Limpopo welcomed the decision by the Executive Council to place the Mogalakwena Municipality under Section 139 1(b) of the Constitution following the findings of a rapid assessment team sent by the Department of Corporative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) two weeks ago. In a media briefing Monday afternoon Coghsta MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe said the department followed the developments in the municipality with keen interest. “The challenges in the municipality continue to dominate the public and the media in particular. The centre of their challenges include dispute over the contract validity of the municipal manager and the council and institutional instability characterised by serious infightings amongst council members and senior officials which negatively affected the ability of the municipal leadership to fulfil its legislative mandates including the provision of basic services and efficient financial management,” he said. Kgetjepe added that the situation at Mogalakwena Municipality is inconsistent with the objectives of the establishment of Local Government Sphere as enshrined in the Constitution. He said that the decision taken by the Executive Council means that Coghsta will assume re-

sponsibility for the relevant obligations in that the municipality maintain essential national standards or meet established minimum standards for rendering of services; prevent the municipal council from taking unreasonable action that is prejudicial to the interest of the municipality and the province and to maintain economic unity and stability in the municipality. “Since October Coghsta has been engaging the municipal council on all levels. The department has sent teams to assess the situation at the municipality in an endeavour to bring the situation

to normality. It is our firm belief that the decision by the Executive Council will go a long way in addressing the challenges facing the municipality. We call on all stakeholders and the people of Mogalakwena to work closely with the department during this intervention period,” he said. In a press release by African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Spokesperson Khumbudzo Ntshavheni he is quoted saying: “This decision is preceded by numerous attempts by the ANC and Coghsta to resolve the challenges at the municipality. We have confidence in the

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legal processes initiated by Coghsta. This is a demonstration of the commitment by the ANC-led administration of not tolerating any actions or inactions from any quarter that compromises the ability of our communities to receive services.” Democratic Alliance (DA) Provincial Leader Jacques Smalle also confirmed the party’s satisfaction with the decision. “We just hope the MEC will appoint an independent administrator to oversee the intervention to avoid further negative implications on the situation,” Smalle said.

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Job seekers benefit from Labour Dept’s intervention Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za The newly formed partnership between the Department of Labour and the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT Seta) is set to decrease the ever increasing unemployment rate of young people in the province. Spokesperson for the Department of Labour Johannes Mokou said in a statement on behalf of the department the partnership will afford over 100 job seekers from various parts of the province an opportunity to enter into a learnership programme as part of the departmental mandate to absorb job seekers in the job market. “We have a responsibility as the department to help government regarding employment and this is but one avenue that we are pursuing. We have used our reliable Employment Services of South Africa (Essa) system to search for 40 qualified jobseekers per region and we have handed their names to MICT Seta,” Mokou said. He also said MICT Seta will follow their own selection processes to choose their best 25 out of the 40 that we have provided in these various regions respectively to attend their one year long leanership programme. “Seventy percent of the people selected for this all important opportunity are job seekers who have contributed to Unemployment Insurance (UI) before and the other 30 percent are ordinary job seekers in our database.” Mokou further added that they have prioritised these UI contributors because the whole programme is spearheaded by Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). “These developments are encouraging and prompt us to have continued discussions with other potential employers to use our database for their future recruitment ventures. Speedy discussions with interested parties will enable us to ensure that job hunting is being eased, while the employers‘s plight for recruitment and finding the best candidates is also lessened as well,” Mokou concluded. UIF is a departmental agency that acts as an interim relief for people who have lost their jobs through contract expiry, dismissal or retrenchment.

Dog food factory in OBSERVER 11 Palmietfontein ordered to cease operations Maart 20, 2014

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he outcome of the court order by the Polokwane Municipality against a dog food factory operating from Plot 63 in Palmietfontein without the necessary permits was heard in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The municipality succeeded in obtaining a court order instructing the owner of the factory to cease any illegal business activity, including the manufacturing of dog food on the premises.

The matter ended in court when the manufacturer continued to run the operation despite a five-day notice issued by the Polokwane Municipality over a month ago. This after residents from Palmietfontein living in close proximity to the factory complained of an offensive smell that is discharged from the boiler during the production process to manufacture the dog food. After the issue was brought to the attention of the Palmietfontein Community Policing Forum (CPF) the matter was referred to environmental officials from both the Capricorn District Municipality (CDM) and Polokwane Municipality.

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Millions invested to combat rhino poaching Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com With the number of poached rhinos in South Africa this year alone having already reached 172, a historic R255 million commitment to combat the continuous conflict between poachers and conservation authorities was announced last Friday. The anti-poaching commitment between the Howard G Buffet Foundation (HGBF), a private foundation in the United States, South African National Parks (SanParks) and the Nature Conservation Trust (NCT) is a threeyear initiative to combat rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and to test antipoaching tactics that can be applied to other regions of Africa. The announcement of the R255 million funding was made at the Rosebank office of Standard Bank last Friday, which also announced its own support for the initiative by providing favourable banking fees and interest

on the funds which the bank will hold. The operational plan in KNP where 113 rhino have been poached to date this year will establish an Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ) using sophisticated detection and tracking equipment. Added infrastructure on the ground and air, elite canine units, highly trained ranger teams, intelligence gathering and observation, and improved surveillance systems are other measures that will be implemented by the initiative. KNP is currently home to over 40% of the world’s remaining 22 000 rhinos, the largest single population of rhinos in the world. Since January 2010, 1 383 rhinos have been killed in the park, a large percentage of the 2 368 rhinos poached in South Africa over the past three years. KNP’s poaching problem is fuelled mainly by illicit criminal networks in Mozambique, South Africa and East Asia, but evidence suggests that armed groups elsewhere in Africa derive significant funding from poaching activities. The park’s

IPZ will serve as a testing ground to put together strategies to combat poaching in other African regions. At the press announcement last Friday, HGBF Chief Executive Officer and NCT Chairperson Howard G Buffet said: “SanParks under the leadership of David Mabunda and the KNP anti-poaching unit under the leadership of Johan Jooste, provide a unique opportunity to test new technology and new ideas within the best operating national parks system on the continent.” Mabunda said the scale, complexity and strategic value of the initiative is unprecedented for SANParks. “We truly believe the initiative will be transformative in our ongoing effort to address poaching and the decimation of the rhino population in the KNP. More importantly, the lessons we hope to learn will develop new and more effective ways to combat illicit wildlife trade, particularly where it is financing armed groups,” he elaborated.

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14 OBSERVER For the love of music What’s NEWS

March 20, 2014

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Lovers of classical music can look forward to a performance by The Flutes Music Ensemble on 5 April at the Nederduits Gereformeerde (NG) Kerk Pietersburg-Oos. The members of this locally based ensemble come from all corners of Limpopo and have made it their annual mission to venture into the world of classical and opera music development. The ensemble was established in May 2013 by Mpho Gadebe, Mashota Makwela, Marcus Makgabo and Matshidiso Selamolela after noticing the sub-standards of choral, classical and opera music in Limpopo. The group headed by Chairperson Mollale Bopape (mezzo soprano) presents works from international and national choral and opera music composers whilst inspiring audiences through live performances of artistic excellence, combining superbly the enjoyment and appreciation of classical music in people of all ages and cultures. Not only are these musicians becoming the classical music pioneers in Limpopo but they have also gone one step further by giving

their fans a recording to appreciate at home in the form of their first debut recording of a DVD/CD combo of their official launch concert during a performance of Frans Schubert’s Mass in G Major by the University of Limpopo Choir. The flute ensemble was created by likeminded musically trained individuals who have through the years acquired intensive knowledge on the choral music and operatic genre while championing the sharing of musical

knowledge with the broader society through the organisation of workshops, training sessions and seminars. The group also aims to raise the awareness and appreciation of choral music and opera in communities across Limpopo. Tickets for their Polokwane debut cost R80, including a light meal to be served after the concert. To secure tickets contact Bopape on 082 407 4987 or Selamolela on 076 970 0939.

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The Dipela Ensemble will be gracing the shores of Polokwane with their powerful performance early in April.

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ANC receives R1,3m donation YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com

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sizeable donation of an estimated R1,3 million by a family business towards the African National Congress (ANC) electioneering campaign in Limpopo was described as a first of a kind. The ruling party received the donation constituting six bakkies earmarked for its electioneering campaign from Sidney Molokoane representing Mums Business Enterprise, an entity based in Seshego, on Monday. Molokoane was introduced to the media during a brief session at Frans Mohlala House, the home of one of the vehicles. The five remaining vehicles were destined for allocation to the ANC’s five regional offices across the province.

Announcing the donation, ANC Provincial Secretary Nocks Seabi said the Polokwanebased business family were members of the ANC in good standing and pledged the donation to assist the organisation to rebuild its structures and carry out the ANC electioneering work as 7 May drew closer. “This donation comes at the height of an intense elections programme where the ANC is looking at amassing over 90% of the votes at the polls in May 2014. That’s our provincial commitment. These bakkies will be used for campaigns and to ferry volunteers, supporters and members to conduct door to door drives and to also heighten the ANC brand in various communities.” Seabi further indicated that until recently the organisation had been relying on vehicles

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The start of the decay on the gravel road servicing plots 7 to 28 in the Palmietfontein area.

Shocking state of Palmietfontein gravel road WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Residents living on smallholdings at Palmietfontein have lodged a complaint with the Polokwane Municipality about the shocking state of the gravel service road to plots 7 to 28 that is unusable by a standard two-wheel drive vehicle, especially after heavy rains. The recent excessive rainfall has washed away most of the road and when Polokwane Observer visited the site last weekend it was impossible to drive along the road in a small car, which happens to be the common mode of transport for most of the residents living in the area. The short section of the damaged-beyondrepair road that was travelled on could only be attempted in an all-wheel drive vehicle and it was a minor miracle that the vehicle was still in one piece after the excursion. Residents who have to use the gravel road for access to their smallholdings are unable to travel along the road except in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Even then, they are at risk of getting stuck, according to the Community Policing Forum (CPF) at Palmietfontein. One member of the CPF said he had to assist many residents that got stuck along various places along the road last weekend. Chris Nel has been living in the area since 1972 and says all landowners pay rates and taxes to the municipality for services rendered. Included in these services is the maintenance of all the gravel roads in the area. “Gravel roads used to be graded on average every three months, but the last time this road was graded

was in August 2013,” Nel explained. After all the rain this summer the road has deteriorated to such an extent that grading will be of no use. The entire road will have to be resurfaced or tarred, according to road building experts busy with a road building project nearby. The CPF at Palmietfontein has on behalf of residents inconvenienced by the service road lodged a protest with the Polokwane Municipality on the lack of maintenance to the road. At a recent Palmietfontein CPF meeting it was noted that Polokwane Municipality has provisionally given 24 March as the date on which the municipality will attend to the matter. Polokwane Municipality Spokesperson Malesela Maubane said the municipality is committed to ensuring that all roads are in a good condition and has set aside a budget for road maintenance. The Palmietfontein roads included in the ga-Chuene/ga-Maja Cluster will only be dealt with at the end of March.

Unless plot owners and residents are in a four-wheel drive vehicle they will get no further than this obstacle when travelling along this gravel road in Palmietfontein.

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>> Donation described as first of a kind >> Fleet of bakkies earmarked for electioneering campaign belonging to individuals and good Samaritans, which had an adverse impact on the running of the provincial office in most instances. In encouraging other economic role players to do likewise, Seabi said it was a first of its kind. Molokoane said what motivated the family to make the donation was that the ANC was the only organisation which liberated the country and as a family they would want to see the ANC achieve the 90% benchmark in the province. He said they as a family have been in the forefront of the struggle since before the ANC was liberated until today, that they considered themselves as part of the ANC and they wanted to see the ANC reach the percentage of votes they set out to do. Without expecting favours in return they made the donation in good faith so the ANC could achieve, he indicated.

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African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Secretary Nocks Seabi behind the wheel of one of the bakkies that forms part of the donation from Mums Business Enterprise, represented by Project Manager Sidney Molokoane.

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RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Die nuutverkose uitvoerende raad van die SuidAfrikaanse Onderwysunie (SAOU) in Limpopo het Woensdag en Donderdag hul beplanningsberaad vir die volgende driejaartermyn gehou. Sowat 15 skoolhoofde en leerkragte van skole regoor die provinsie het onder meer beter dienslewering aan lede en maniere om hulle beter met behulp van werkwinkels toe te rus, bespreek. Volgens die voorsitter, Albert Swater is die nuwe uitvoerende raad van die unie aan die

einde van verlede jaar verkies waaraan 1 400 onderwysers in Limpopo behoort. “Die SAOU in Limpopo verbeeld die uitnemende en suksesvolle wyse waarop die provinsie funksioneer soos jaarliks deur matriekuitslae en nasionale assessering getoon word. Die unie sien om na die belange van sy lede soos enige ander vakbond, maar nooit ten koste van die opvoeding van leerders nie. Daarom word baie van ons tyd en hulpbronne in die opleiding en bemagtiging van lede gebruik sodat hulle beter in hul taak as leerkragte toegerus kan word,” sê Swater. Die uitkoms van die beraad sal later aan lede deurgegee word.

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Sassa Limpopo personnel put the finishing touches to some of the fleet of new vehicles that the agency received last Thursday.

New fleet to improve Sassa service delivery

>> One hundred and eightythree vehicles at an estimated cost of R20 million allocated for Limpopo WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com FOTO: RC MYBURGH

Lede van die uitvoerende raad van die SAOU in Limpopo wat hul driejaartermyn-beplanningsberaad gehou het, is Elsabé van der Merwe, Santie Gildenhuys, Albert Swaters (voorsitter), Louis Linde (ondervoorsitter) en Sandra de Wet. Agter is Willie Schoeman, Ian Taljaard, Magnus Steyn, Harry Viljoen, Vic Rijnen, Chris Denysschen, Gerard de Beer en Gideon Pelser.

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he South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) in Limpopo received a welcome boost in their quest to deliver services to the remote areas of the province after the delivery of their new fleet of vehicles last Thursday. SASSA Limpopo has been experiencing a shortage of vehicles to reach the remote areas of the province where the majority of grant recipients are located. Sassa has 54 offices and 101 service points in all five districts of Limpopo and the shortage of vehicles was hampering their efforts to deliver quality services to the rural communities.

After lengthy negotiations with National Treasury by the Sassa Head Office, an allocation of vehicles worth R249, 762 million was approved in October 2013, with 183 vehicles at an estimated cost of R20 million allocated for Limpopo. The fleet of vehicles is made up of 55 sedans, 25 light delivery vehicles (LDVs) with canopies, 70 double cab 4x2 LDVs with canopies, 13 double cab 4x4 LDVs with canopies, 12 mini buses and eight panel vans. Speaking at the fleet distribution event last Thursday, Sassa Limpopo Regional Executive Manager Themba Matlou welcomed the receipt of the first consignment of 136 vehicles that have been registered and branded with the agency logo. He urged the drivers of the vehicles to look after them and use the cars and LDVs for work purposes only. Matlou added that the new fleet will go a long way towards Sassa’s new service delivery strategy of improving the turn-around time in processing new applications at all service points in the province to one day, with their re-modelled application process and the Sassa smart card.


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Lepelle Northern Water through their Cooperate Social Investment donated a 40-seater Hino bus valued at R850 000 to Botlokwa Special School on Thursday. The Department of Education at the same time handed over a completed administration block, five classrooms and ablution facilities to the value of R3,6 million to the school. Lepelle Northern Water board member, Ngokoana Manthatha said they received a request from the school for various items that could assist in the school running efficiently. Initially they provided five JoJo tanks. “We painted some classrooms during Nelson Mandela day and promised them a school bus and today we are finally handing that bus to the school,� he said. “The purchase of the bus was done with a clear understanding of the challenges encountered in transporting learners to school and their respective homes. This will improve the lives of the learners at the school. We understand that most of the parents were unable to take their children to school due to difficulties with transport,� Manthata said. “We are leading the way in supporting education and we wanted to bring change for the learners of this school. Our belief is that for education to run efficiently, each institution must play its part towards building our nation. The contribution we made is significant enough to prove that we are attentive to societal matters to improve the conditions of our people,� Manthata said. Molelome Mayor Pauline Makgatho thanked the Department of Education and Lepelle Northern Water saying that with their gestures they have reduced some of the challenges they are facing in the municipality. “Sometimes on our own we are unable to deal with these challenges. We appreciate the efforts of our Department of Education and Lepelle Northern Water in ensuring that the learning conditions in the school are better,� Makgatho said. Senior Manager for Inclusive Education and Public Special Schools at the Department of Education, Matsobane Mabote said it is the responsibility of the department to ensure that there are resources at the schools. “We have 34 special schools in the province and they are all confronted with challenges that need our attention. “However, we are happy that we managed to build classrooms for learners of the school and we are confident that the classrooms will improve the learning conditions at the school,� Mabote said. Principal Cooky Mehale said the opening of the new classrooms and the donation of the brand new bus marks another milestone in the development of Botlokwa Special School. “I would like to convey my collective word of appreciation and gratitude to the Department of Education for the classrooms and the admistration block. “To Lepelle Northern Water we are saying thank you for being our Messiah by having responded positively to the schools’s request for learner transport.The bus will benefit the school greatly by transporting the learners daily as well as on educational tours,� she said. Botlokwa Special School caters for learners who are primarily intellectually impaired. They admit learners with multiple disabilities ranging from severe mental retardation and behavioural problems to hearing impairment, specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé>>

Atlete hou Tommie-naam hoog op atletiekbaan Foto: RC Myburgh

Johan Nel en Johnny Walgenbach neem eersdaags aan twee nasionale atletiekkampioenskappe deel.

RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Twee atlete van die Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé is gerat vir hul deelname aan twee groot atletiekbyeenkomste wat eersdaags aangebied word. Johan Nel en Johnny Walgenbach, beide o.17 neem van 26 tot 29 Maart aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Hoërskole Kampioenskappe in Polokwane sowel as Atletiek Suid-Afrika se Jeug- en

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Tommies-sportorganiseerder, Harry Strauss sê die koste vir die twee atlete se deelname is aansienlik. “Ons weet tye is moeilik en die byeenkomste moet deur die ouers betaal word, maar indien iemand ‘n skenking of donasie wil maak, kan hulle die sportkantoor by 015 298 8710 kontak.”

Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos se leerders floreer KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

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PHS stel eie rasieleiers bekend Rugby-, netbal- en hokkiewedstryde by Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) gaan voortaan opwindender wees danksy die skool se rasieleiers wat Vrydagoggend tydens saalopening bekendgestel is. Die groep van tien meisies weet hoe om heupe te swaai en sal nie net voor wedstryde vir vermaak sorg nie, maar spelers ook deurentyd ondersteun en was Saterdag tydens die eerste wedstryde van vanjaar se TuksSkole-reeks tussen PHS en die Hoërskool Transvalia in aksie. Die leiers word deur die hoofmeisie, Elizma le Roux en akrobatiese dansinstrukteur van die stad, JouneyAnne Cordewener afgerig.

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Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos>>

Leerders van Hoërskool Pietersburg kniel in die vorm van ‘n kruis vir voorbidding vir verskeie leerders en die gemeenskap.

RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com

Junior Kampioenskappe van 3 tot 5 April in Stellenbosch deel. Hulle sal onderskeidelik in 400 m en 100 m, en 100 m en 200 m kompeteer. Beide oefen hard om goed voorbereid te wees. Johan volg Owen van Niekerk se oefenprogram onder toesig van sy ma terwyl Johnny ook deur sy ma gebrei word. Johan en Johnny sien veral uit na die byeenkoms in Stellenbosch omdat dit die eerste keer sal wees wat hulle vlieg.

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Voor hul bekendstelling het die leerders op die rugbyveld in die vorm van ‘n kruis gekniel om te bid vir genesing vir Gerrit Venter, wat onlangs wreed aangerand is, die Van Stadengesin wat hul dogter, Chantelle weens ‘n spinnekopbyt verloor het, Henda Nel, ‘n leerder van die Hoërskool Hans Strijdom wat kanker het en vir geloof onder leerders, die stad en sy gemeenskap.

PHS se rasieleiers, Marizahn de Beer, Julia Alsemgeest en Tiané Ströh, voor met Martie van Niekerk, Chané Burger, Elizma le Roux, Mushke van Staden, Lumari Lottering, Grizelda Neethling en Chanté Chalmers, agter.

Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos het weer eens bewys dat hul leerders vele talente het nadat hul onlangs op sport- en kultuurgebied presteer het. Leana Swarts is nie op haar mond geval nie en het op 8 en 9 Maart aan die Super 12 Redenaarskompetisie in Pretoria met ‘n brons medalje in die graad 4 tot 5-afdeling weggestap. Wat die prestasie so merkwaardig maak, is dat slegs 50 redenaars regoor die land aan die kompetisie deelgeneem het. Die atlete van Oosskool is ook op hul tone en besig met voorbereiding vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Atletiekkampioenskappe wat van 20 tot 22 Maart plaasvind. Vyf van Oosskool se atlete gaan die provinsie tydens die geleentheid verteenwoordig. Karla Kriel neem aan hoogspring deel, Marcelle de Jager, verspring en 200 m, Wicus Neethling, 80 m, Brandon Cronje, gewigstoot en skyfwerp en Theuns Jooste, hoogspring.

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Leandra Swarts het ‘n brons medalje tydens die onlangse Super12 Redenaarskompetisie in Pretoria verower.

Karla Kriel, Marcelle de Jager, Wicus Neethling, Brandon Cronje en Theuns Jooste verteenwoordig Limpopo met die komende SA’s.

Eagles Nest Christian School>>

New teaching staff introduced at Eagles Nest Christian School

The new educators that commenced duty at ENCS in 2014 are, in front, Constance Murau, Fiona Mhondiwa, Mirriam Mpande, Tambudzai Chiringa, Carmen Talbot, Nelmari de Lange and Chioneso Mmethie. At the back are Coenie Potgieter, Mac van den Berg (Principal), Ruan Kruger and Nkosana Nkala. Photos: Warren Blunt

Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Eagles Nest Christian School (ENCS) on the outskirts of Polokwane continues to grow in leaps and bounds and welcomed several new educators to cater for the growing number of learners attending the school. The school caters for learners from pre-school level up to Grade 12. ECNS also has several outreach and school nutrition programmes that are offered to under-funded schools in the Polokwane area. The principal of ENCS, Mac van den Berg welcomed the new educators and wished them success in their endeavours to instil sound Christian teaching principles in the learners at the school.

The Eagles Nest Christian School outreach members are in front Marcus Piema, Muchango Phadziri, Moloko Mukubedi and Liskey Mothapo. In the middle are Phillip Buys, Liza-Marie Geldenhuys, Coenie Potgieter, Thabile Sefala, Carmen Talbot, Mokgaudi Monoko, Rejoice Matshudula, Boitumelo Morokolo, Jenny Kholrus, Makfoka Mathabatha. Motlatso Maloi, Elsa van den Berg (Deputy Principal), Boitumelo Morokolo and Principal Mac van den Berg, at the back.

The educators and management at Eagles Nest Christian School (ENCS) are, in front, Carmen Talbot, Nelmarie de Lange, Mirriam Mpande, Roseline Matsapola, Phillip Buys, Chris Chapota, Pamela Chapota, Mac van den Berg (Principal), Elsa van den Berg (Deputy Principal), Maria Ramoshaba, Dodo Chuene, Kingsley Matloa, Rhoda Nhire and Chioneso Mmethie. In the middle are Mariaan Delport, Mariska Hyland, Kylie Wilkinson, Jenny Kohlrus, Conistance Murau, Jeneth Nyathi, Flora Mphaphuli, Reaboka Ngwenya, Fiona Mhondiwa, Susan Chiutsi, Laura Pretorius, Tambudzai Chiringa, Claudette Venter, Chané Warricker, Tandiwe Majaya, Pheladi Chuene, Lelanie van den Berg, Liza-Marie Geldenhuys and Frouwine Mare. At the back are Daniel Mutanda, Nkosana Nkala, Learnmore Nkomo, Manerd Hlangani, Coenie Potgieter, Abraham Dhlakama, Jeqe Ngewenya, Mashack Hlangani, Ruan Kruger, Werner Jansen van Rensburg, Tichoana Kakumbo, Timothy Wasema, Ivan Lotter and Isaac Manamike.


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PEPPS Preparatory school prefects for 2014

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he President’s Award for Youth Empowerment, in partnership with Brand South Africa hosted a Youth Dialogue and Action Workshop at Merensky High School in Tzaneen recently. The theme of the workshop was: “Twentieth year of democracy - how can Award participants be involved in realizing the National Development Plan through active citizenship?” During the workshop, Goitse Kolopi, an assistant researcher at the National Planning Commission (NPC) interacted with Award participants from across Limpopo encouraging them to be actively involved in the realization of the National Development Plan. More importantly, Award participants were able to share with representatives of the NPC, Brand South Africa as well as local and provincial government, what they were already

doing as part of their involvement in the Award Programme. Palesa Mathuludi, Programme Manager for the President’s Award for Youth Empowerment in Limpopo said: “On a daily basis, we see and work with young people who are not waiting for government to make things happen; instead they initiate community development through our interventions.” The President’s Award for Youth Development has a growing presence in the province, having hosted the first Bronze and Silver Award Ceremony in Polokwane in August last year, which was attended by the MEC for Education, Dikeledi Magadzi. Martin Scholtz, the Chief Executive Officer for the President’s Award said: “We are excited about giving the opportunity for young people in more rural parts of South Africa to engage in discussions around active citizenship and its implications on the future development of the country. We need more young people to be actively

involved in their communities and in their own development. The framework of the award programme does this in a very tangible way.”

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Merensky High School learner, Danielle van der Merwe thanks Goitse Konopi from the National Planning Commission for his presentation to President’s Award participants from Limpopo about the National Development Plan.

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Miandi Dierks en Ariel Brown berei die grond voor voordat hul die petunias in die potjie oorplant.

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Jacey Pinn, Jandré Nel en Damian Pinn van die Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé behaal plekke onder die top tien tydens die naweek se Limpopo Skermkampioenskappe wat by Bolivia Lodge aangebied is. Jacey verower ‘n derde plek in Epee en ‘n agste plek in Foil terwyl Damian sesde in Epee is en Jandré sesde in Epee en sewende in Foil eindig.


Hoërskool Pietersburg>>

Maart 20, 2014

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Akademie Reformia-skoolhoof, Maritha Nel bied vir Heidi Steyn ‘n drankie aan.

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Paula Kotze se oë is op die instrukteur.

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MGM Motors Landrover het sy ondersteuning aan skole in Polokwane en sport in die besonder paslik geïllustreer deur ‘n borgskap van R100 000 per jaar oor die volgende drie jaar aan die eerste rugbyspan van die Hoërskool Pietersburg aan te kondig. Tydens die amptelike oorhandiging van die borgskap het Andrè Bonthuys, handelaarshoof van MGM Motors, gesê dat ‘n belegging in ‘n

kind, ‘n belegging in die toekoms is. “Deur hierdie borgskap is twee groot kragte in Polokwane saamgesnoer wat tot voordeel van die gemeenskap is,” sê Bonthuys. Die eienaar van MGM Motors, Casper Vorster en Karel Ferreira van die Landrover-afdeling van MGM Motors was ook teenwoordig. Die hoof van Hoërskool Pietersburg, Willie Schoeman, het benadruk dat die borgskap baie vir die skool beteken en het trots toegekyk terwyl sakke en oefenhemde aan die spanlede uitgedeel is.

Swoeg en sweet vir Akademie Reformia se geldkoffers RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Drie honderd fietsry-entoesiaste het Vrydag aan Akademie Reformia se jaarlikse Spinning Marathon deelgeneem en R70 000 is ingesamel. Individue, besighede en leerders van verskeie skole in die stad het met waterbottels en handdoeke vir agt uur se trap by Body Life Health Club in Magazynstraat opgedaag. Spanne het uit agt lede bestaan wat uurliks plekke geruil het.

Armand Vorster vee sweet af.

Anita Gerhardt het geen genade met dié wat aan Akademie Reformia se Spinning Marathon deelneem nie.

Jabez Christian School>>

Jabez Christian School celebrates World Orphan Week HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Learners and teachers of Jabez Christian Academy celebrated World Orphan Week on Friday. Teachers and learners used the day to raise funds for orphans and underprivileged children in the province. The learners dressed in colourful clothes. “It was an exciting day for the learners and the

staff. They were happy to dress in their colourful apparel for the noble course,” Jabez Christian Academy Headmaster, Elana Erasmus said. She added that during the day the Grade 12 learners organised an awards ceremony aimed at recognising most dedicated, most organised, most exemplary and most creative teachers. “It was a good initiative by the learners and this will also encourage our teachers to excel,” Erasmus said.

Photographed during the event are Rubi Muvhango, Vuyani Mamabolo, Kgatang Matshitiso and Elana Erasmus (Headmaster). Janco Erasmus, Esmari Smith, Marichian Ledwaba, Asher Magaya and DC Terblanche are at the back. PHOTOS: HERBERT RACHUENE Awards were made by the learners to educators Alida Smit (Most Exemplary), Julie Stols (Most Creative), Johan Munosiwani (Most Dedicated), Annette Botha (Microphone Award) and Fiona Phillips (Most Organised).

Willie Schoeman, PHSskoolhoof, Casper Vorster, MGM Motorseienaar, Karel Ferreira, Land Rover handelsmerkbestuurder en André Bonthuys, handelaarshoof van MGM Motors.

Skoolhoof, Maritha Nel het tussen die fietse deurgestap vir aanmoediging, water en energiedrankies aangedra en later pryse aan deelnemers oorhandig. “Dit is ‘n wonderwerk. Aan God al die eer. Dit was vanjaar die agtste marathon wat jaarliks groei. Al die geld word vir ons nuwe skool aangewend,” sê Nel oor die groot bedrag wat ingesamel is. Nel sê die sportveld en een ablusieblok is reeds voltooi en dat daar binne die volgende maand verdere ontwikkeling op die skoolterrein sal plaasvind.

Hennie du Plessis konsentreer hard en verloor nie fokus nie.

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Borgskap vir PHS se eerste span

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Die Hoërskool Pietersburg se eerste rugbyspan saam met die skoolhoof en personeel van MGM Motors. FOTO’S: BARRY VILJOEN

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Akademie Reformia kraai koning met Arso-Atletiek KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

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Christiaan Landman van Erika Prê-primêre Skool druk ‘n pragdrie tydens die eerste wedstryd van die seisoen.

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Die bulletjierugbyspan van Erika Pre-primêre Skool het Saterdag trots met hul nuwe truie teen hul teenstanders van Laerskool Eugene Marais in Modimolle uitgedraf. Alhoewel die bulletjierugby-reëls bepaal dat geen telling gehou mag word nie het die bulletjies hul harte uitgespeel en die stad se naam baie hoog gehou. Ria Elliot van Erica Prê-Primêre Skool se die bulletjies het alles wat hulle geleer het oor ‘tag-rugby’ en ‘rip-rugby’ soos dit genoem word, toegepas. “Daar is geen wenmotief nie en die wedstryde word slegs vir die genot en die toepassing van nuwe tegnieke gespeel. Die bulletjies het ook Woensdag hul nuwe rugbytruie van Reynard Swanepoel, ‘n ouer

Jabez Christian Academy >>

Okwukwe is Lim chess champ PHOTOS: RC MYBURGH

Okwukwe Mbajiorgu from Jabez Christian Academy is the Limpopo u.12 chess champion after he won first place in the recent Limpopo Chess Championship hosted in Polokwane.

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Jean van Zyl van Akademie Reformia in aksie in die hoogspring.

Pietersburg Laerskool >>

Erika Pre-primêre Skool se bulletjies skitter in eerste wedstryd KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

Akadmie Reformia se atlete kan met reg breëbors rondloop nadat hulle die onlangse Aksie Reformatoriese Skoolonderrig (Arso)-Atletiekbyeenkoms gewen het. Akademie Reformia, die gasheerskool het teen Centurion Christelike Skool, Johannes Calvyn Gereformeerde Skool en Dirk Postma Gereformeerde Skool kragte by Die Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé gemeet.

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ontvang. Elliot bedank ook Kabane Strategic Marketing vir die uitstekende diens met die drukwerk van die truie.

Liam van der Bank plant die bal agter die doellyn.

Siblings crowned at pageant Siblings Freddy and Phindu Tshivhengwa, learners at Jabez Christian Academy, were crowned Teen Mr World South Africa 2014 and Tiny Miss World South Africa respectively during the crowning ceremony hosted in Pretoria at the beginning of March.

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Kruinies speel opwarmingswedstryde teen Messina

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Pietersburg Laerskool (PLS) se eerste seuns- en meisietennisspan het van 3 tot 7 Maart aan die Hardy Botha-tennistoernooi by Sun City deelgeneem. Die meisies het as naaswenners uit die stryd getree en ‘n kontantprys ontvang terwyl die seuns nie die mas kon opkom nie. Voor is Louise du Preez, Japie Wentzel, MC Claassen, Michael Douglas en Mericha Hatting. Agter is Karen Muller (spanbestuurder), Zandri Swartz, David Robinson, Chervaque Oosthuizen, Helga Claassen, Minette du Preez en Elize Bacher (spanbestuurder).

Stanford Lake College >>

Stanford Lake College scoops more awards KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com In the same time frame that three Stanford Lake College swimmers excelled in the Limpopo Provincial Swimming Gala on 1 March, athletes showed their true spirit during the Limpopo Athletics Championships held at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The results of the swimming gala saw Austin Johnson, Anke Vaughan and Ryan Schultz flying the Stanford flag high and all three swimmers did extremely well, with Austin winning silver in the 50m freestyle race.

The athletes were not to be outdone by the swimmers and took home five top three positions during the Limpopo Athletics championships, also held on 1 March. Channel du Plessis took first place in the girls’ u.19 javelin event. The school garnished two second places upping their tally of medals to five. Jessica Mayes took second place in the girls’ u.19 javelin and Pieter de Witt took second in the boys’ u.17 high jump event. Makungu Valoyi and Tristan Baptista finished the medal ranking by both taking home bronze medals, Baptista in the boys’ u.17 high jump and Valoyi in the girls’ u.17 hurdles.

RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Aksiebelaaide hardlooprugby en blitsvinnige balhantering op die netbalbane was Donderdagmiddag kenmerkend van die vriendskaplike kragmeting tussen Curro Heuwelkruin en Laerskool Messina.

Makungu Valoyi, Tristan Baptista and Pieter de Witt all did extremely well during the Limpopo Athletics Championsips that took place at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on 1 March.

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Jan-Lou de Beer, o.11 beur deur die gaping.

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Asnischka Neethling, o.10 verdedig haar opponent.

Braam Swanepoel, o.9 mik doellyn toe.

Rendani Ravhura, o.10 storm ‘n los bal.

Christian van Huyssteen, o.11 probeer sy opponent systap.

Austin Johnson from Stanford Lake College took home a silver medal in the 50m freestyle race during the recently held Limpopo Provincial Swimming Gala. RIGHT: Channel du Plessis and Jessica Mayes took first and second place in the girls’ u.19 javelin, sweeping the floor with their fellow competitors.


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Mokgadi Matti from Meropa Casino & Entertainment World was arrested and fined R15 000.

Cornelle de Villiers from MediCar was fined R10 000 after her arrest on charges of resisting arrest and drinking and misbehaving in public.

Rory Smythe, owner of Biscuit King waits patiently behind bars, with the hopes of appearing before ‘Magistrate’ Benno de Klerk very soon. Smythe was arrested after being charged with sexual harassment of fellow inmates, baking, cooking and selling biscuits without a registered recipe and misbehaviour in public during Cansa’s Relay for Life. Left: The owner of Polokwane Auto Renew Guido de Marre was ‘arrested’ on Friday on charges of drunken driving and fined R2 000.

ome very influential faces of business in Polokwane were seen begging from behind bars on Friday, in the hopes that some Good Samaritans would help them raise enough funds to ‘bail’ themselves out of the Cansa Jail n Bail ‘prison cells’ set-up in the parking lot of a popular shopping centre in Polokwane. Another action-packed episode of Cansa’s Jail n Bail event kicked off on Friday with 76 arrests being made at schools, businesses and other institutions in Polokwane. Cansa Community Mobiliser Ria du Plessis says all involved were arrested in placed in ‘jail’ before they were officially charged and asked to plead their case in a ‘court of law’. She added that although the official tally for the funds raised during Friday’s proceedings will only be available following their last event of the Jail n Bail, which will be the Bra-auction taking place at the Pietersburg Club on 24 March. “A final total will then be made available to the media,” Du Plessis concluded.

Criag Adams and Ruan Botha from Curro Heuwelkruin were both fined for child abuse and made to pay a fine of R4 000. Three staff members from Little Blessings were fined and found guilty on charges of child abuse, with a fine of R5 000. From left are Charmaine Botha (owner), Anetta Coetzee (headmaster) and Yolande Jansen van Vuuren (educator).

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Above: MV Moshele from the South African Police with Rudi Nortje from RTT Couriers, Nortje was fined R2 000. Right: John Neves from Realnet is taken from the Police van by AJ Nekokwane before joining other suspects found guilty of various charges which require the paying of fines to Cansa and their Jail n Bail initiative. Neves was arrested for fraud and fined R50 000.

‘Head Magistrate’ Benno de Klerk had no time for excuses when it came to the paying of fines and secondary fines were also high on his list during court proceedings on Friday. With him is Cansa Community Mobiliser, Ria du Plessis.

One of the ‘state prosecutors’ for the Jail n Bail initiative is Mariska de Jager van Henstock van den Heever Attorneys.

Magistrate Franco Marx took no nonsense from the ‘suspects’ and quickly added to the already high fines if cheek or lip was given during the hearings held as a fundraiser for Cansa’s Jail n Bail.

‘Defense attorney’ Sam Matsimela tried his best to get his clients off of their various charges on Friday, but alas, Cansa came out tops every time.

These bids are subject to the, preferential procurement policy framework act and the preferential procurement regulations, 2011, and the general conditions of contract (gcc) and, if applicable, any other special conditions of contract. Bid No EM172/2013

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Doc. fee Period of Evaluation Advert. Criteria Drilling and Equipping of bore- R300. 00 30 Days 80/20 holes for Polokwane MunicipalPrice – 80 ity – Municipal wide for a period BBBEE -20 of three years. Appointment of four Service R300. 00 30 Days 90/10 Providers for Grass Cutting Price – 90 services for Polokwane MuBBBEE -10 nicipality – Municipal wide for a period of three years. Appointment of a Service R300. 00 30 Days 80/20 Provider for the Supply and Price – 80 Delivery of irrigation material BBBEE -20 for the Polokwane Municipality – Municipal wide for a period of three years. Appointment of two Service R300. 00 30 Days 80/20 Providers for supply and Price – 80 delivery of Topsoil, Sand, BBBEE -20 Concrete and Gabion Stones for Polokwane Municipality – Municipal wide for a period of three years.

Compulsory Site and Briefing 25/03/2014 @ New Peter Mokaba Stadium (Press Theatre) @10:00 25/03/2014 @ New Peter Mokaba Stadium (Press Theatre) @10:30

Closing Date and Time 17/04/2014 @ 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor. 17/04/2014 @ 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor.

Professional Registration N/A

Contact Person Mr. MD Morapi on 015 290 2318

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Mr. MF Seoloane on 015 290 2508

25/03/2014 @ New Peter Mokaba Stadium (Press Theatre) @11:30

17/04/2014 @ N/A 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor

Mr. MD Morapi on 015 290 2318

25/03/2014 @ New Peter Mokaba Stadium (Press Theatre) @12:00

17/04/2014 @ 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor

Professional Mr. MD Registration Morapi on • Valid Mining 015 290 2318 Permit

EM176/2013 Appointment of Service ProR300. 00 30 Days vider for the supply and delivery of Paving Bricks for Polokwane Municipality – Municipal wide for a period of three years.

26/03/2014 @ 80/20 Price – 80 New Peter Mokaba BBBEE -20 Stadium (Press Theatre) @10:00

17/04/2014 @ N/A 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor

Mr. MD Morapi on 015 290 2318

EM177/2013 Supply and delivery of Herbicides and insecticides for the Polokwane Municipality for a period of three years.

R300. 00 30 Days

26/03/2014 @ 80/20 Price – 80 New Peter Mokaba BBBEE -20 Stadium (Press Theatre) @10:30

17/04/2014 @ N/A 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor

Mr. MF Seoloane on 015 290 2508

EM178/2013 Appointment of Service ProR300. 00 30 Days vider for the supply and delivery of Instant Lawn for Polokwane Municipality – Municipal wide for a period of three years.

26/03/2014 @ 80/20 Price – 80 New Peter Mokaba BBBEE -20 Stadium (Press Theatre) @11:30

17/04/2014 @ N/A 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor

Mr. MD Morapi at 015 290 2318

EM179/2013 Appointment of Service provid- R300. 00 30 Days er for Application of Herbicides and Insecticides for Polokwane Municipality – Municipal wide for a period of three years.

26/03/2014 @ 80/20 Price – 80 New Peter Mokaba BBBEE -20 Stadium (Press Theatre) @12:30

17/04/2014 @ 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor

Professional Mr. MF Registration Seoloane on • Pest Control 015 290 2508 Operators Certificate (PCO)

EM180/2013 Appointment of Service Provider for the supply and delivery of Playing Equipment for Polokwane Municipality – Municipal wide for a period of three years.

26/03/2014 @ 80/20 Price – 80 New Peter Mokaba BBBEE -20 Stadium (Press Theatre) @13:30

17/04/2014 @ 10:00 at Electrical Board Room, Third Floor

Professional Registration • SANAS Accreditation

R300. 00 30 Days

Mr. MD Morapi on 015 290 2318

The Municipality shall adjudicate and award bids in accordance with the B-BBEE Status Level of Contribution on a 90/10 point system, 90 points for the price and 10 points for BBBEE Level of Contribution. Bids documents containing the Conditions of Bid and other requirements in terms of the Supply Chain Management Policy will be available for collection as from 24 March 2014 at the Polokwane Municipality - cnr Landdross Mare and Bodenstein streets, Civic Centre - Supply Chain Management Office, Ground Floor (Left hand side of the security reception) - Polokwane. Prior to collection of the bid documents, payment should be made at the Rates Hall which opens from 08:00 to 15:00 weekly from Monday to Friday. Bidders who do not attend compulsory site briefing will be disqualified. No late, faxed or telephonic bids will be accepted. Bids will remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days. The Council reserves the right to negotiate further conditions of the bid and other requirements of the bid with the successful bidder. Furthermore, Council is not compelled to accept the lowest or any bid. Completed bids documents, fully priced, fully signed, fully initialed on all pages and original documents attached must be submitted sealed in an envelope marked:”Bid Name, Bid Number and Bid Description” should be deposited in the Tender Box at the Polokwane Municipality - cnr. Landdross Mare and Bodenstein streets, Civic Centre - Supply Chain Management Office, Ground Floor (Left hand side of the security reception) – Polokwane on or before the closing date. N.B: No bids will be considered from persons in the service of the State (As defined in Regulation 1 of the Local Government: Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations). Ms T.C MAMETJA MUNICIPAL MANAGER


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he Porsche Club Central South Africa sponsored a gymkhana on the northern parking area of the Mall of the North on Saturday. The area was cordoned off to ensure the safety of participants (and their valuable cars) as well as spectators. A technical road course was designed which took cars through a series of cones to simulate driving obstacles such as sharp turns, lane changes, sweeps and kinks. A number of Porsche sports cars were on display and passengers could be taken around the track at a fee of R50 per round. The Porsche Carrera GT3 RS of Philip Smit was very popular and there was also a queue to enjoy a round in the pitch black 1995 Porsche Carrera RS of Ray Smit who joined from Johannesburg to participate in the event. Smit told Polokwane Observer that his black RS is one of only 48 right-hand drive models manufactured worldwide and also one of 30 imported to South Africa.

There are also only 20 of these cars still in running condition. He was already offered 120,000 GBP for his vehicle but has no intention to part with it. According to Smit, his RS was clocked a second slower than the latest Carrera GT3 RS at Kyalami. Gerhard Lötter also paid his R50 and after his once in a lifetime experience around the track, he said: “This was astonishing and worth much more than I paid for. Wow!” The track was also available for other motor sports enthusiasts and drivers of two E-class Mercedes-Benzes, a BMW 3-series, a Volkswagen Golf, a Volkswagen Polo GTi, Subaru Imprezza and even a beach buggy were among those that took the opportunity to test their skills through the obstacles. None of the vehicles were obviously standard and spectators were amazed by the high speed at which the drivers negotiated the cones. The track times were electronically timed and the fastest time around the track was recorded for the Carrera GT3 RS, followed by the Carrera RS. Pieter Botha’s Volkswagen Buggy with a 2 000 cc Golf engine came third.

PHOTO’S: BARRY VILJOEN

Philip Smit is ready to take a passenger around the track in his Porsche Carrera GT3 RS.

Pieter Botha in his Volkswagen Buggy.

>> Paint Pot Polokwane invites its clients to enter the exciting, countrywide Gear Up For High Performance competition presented by Prominent Paints. The competition runs from 17 March to 4 April and offers great prizes.

PHOTO: ANÉL DE KOCK

The staff of Paint Pot Polokwane are, in front, Truitjie Killian, Yvette Michele and Nisa da Gama with Lionel Reeve, Johan van der Westhuizen, Casper Robbert and Raymond Reed (Manager) at the back.


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BUSINESS

Business profile>>

March 20, 2014 >> PAGE 27

Rene Beukes

Business: Pro Brick & Pave. Why did you choose this profession? >> Construction is the heartbeat of development. What puts you ahead in the industry? >>Quality products and professional service. How do you live out your passion for your career? >>I believe in my products and strive to be the best in the industry.

Understanding the budget BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com

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or the man on the street, the amounts allocated to the different government departments and their functions in the province’s 2014/2015 budget, remains the matter that receives the most attention. The budget is however a complex and interactive tool that drives all the programmes and activities of government. The budget consists of revenue and expenditure. In terms of the Public Finance Management Act no 1 of 1999 (as amended by Act 29 of 1999) Parliament and each provincial legislature must appropriate money for each financial year for the requirements of the state and province. No expenses could therefore be incurred if it has not been budgeted for. The total projected revenue of the Provincial Government (for the first time now just over R51 billion), comes from equitable shares (transfers from central government), conditional grants (specific allocations) and own revenue. The projected income from own sources for 2014/2015 is under two percent of the projected revenue. The grants are based on population figures and the conditional grants come with conditions. If a conditional grant is not spent in time, it may be returned to National Treasury and be re-allocated to another budget or province. During the 2013/2014 financial year, an amount of R1,3 billion of conditional grants was not spent and has to be returned to National Treasury. During a pre-budget press conference, the Head of Department for Finance, Gavin Pratt however confirmed that National Treasury will be approached to see if some of the funds (especially those for uncompleted projects), could be retained. He further emphasised that the province could not just spend money for the sake of spending as certain procurement process interventions still had to be finalised. The new procedures are now in place and projects could be rolled-out. A skills audit is also under way and will ensure that the province’s capacity is improved. “The money follows the capacity”, he said.

A matter of concern that was raised during the media briefing was the fact that the population of Limpopo has declined since 2011 and that it is expected to decline further. Limpopo’s proportional share of the South African population was 10,98 percent in 2011 and has declined to 10,4 percent in 2013. This decline influences the grants from National Treasury. Reasons for this decline is inter alia the migration of young people (after school) to study or seek employment elsewhere as well as learners believing that the circumstances at schools in the big cities are more conducive to better results. Desiree van der Walt, Democratic Alliance Caucus Leader in the Limpopo Legislature, commented as follows: “Limpopo is still facing massive problems of unemployment, corruption and maladministration. The budget allocated to various departments will still be returned to the national treasury as long as incompetent people are still at the helm. Limpopo has had to give R1.3 billion in government revenue to other provinces due to some departments failing to spend as per the Revenue Act.” Speaking on behalf of alliance partner Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), its Provincial Secretary Dan Sebabi,

PUBLIC NOTICE POLOKWANE MUNICIPALITY PUBLIC NOTICE CALLING FOR INSPECTION OF THE GENERAL VALUATION ROLL AND LODGING OF OBJECTIONS Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 49(1)(a)(i) of the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004 (Act No.6 of 2004), hereinafter referred to as the “Act”, that the general valuation roll for financial years 2014 to 2018 is open for public inspection at Polokwane Municipal offices from 7 April to 30 May 2014. In addition the general valuation roll will be made available at website www.polokwane.gov.za An invitation is hereby made in terms of section 49(1)(a)(ii) of the Act that Property owners or other persons who so desires, should lodge an objection with the Municipal Manager in respect of any matter reflected in, or omitted from, the valuation roll within the abovementioned period. Attention is specifically drawn to the fact that in terms of section 50(2) of the Act, an objection must be in relation to a specific individual property and not against the general valuation roll as such. The prescribed form regarding lodging of an objection is obtainable at the following municipal offices: Civic Centre, rates hall (Polokwane), Seshego, Mankweng, and Sebayeng oron the website: www. polokwane.gov.za The completed forms must be returned to The Municipal Manager, PO Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 or submitted at any of the above mentioned offices. For enquiries please contact: Jacob Majola on 015 290 2033 Saville Palmer on 015 290 2027 Suzanne Malan on 015 290 2036, or Email: valuations@polokwane.gov.za Mrs. TC Mametja Municipal Manager

said that government’s allocation to education and health is appreciated. The infrastructural development will provide temporary poverty alleviation through job creation. He has however emphasised that this budget did not have the intention to unlock the huge potential that the province has with its productive economy. The focus should be on manufacturing locally. He raised the question why the busses for the envisaged road transport projects can’t be built in Limpopo. Economist Glen Steyn commented as follows: “For the first time ever, the province’s budget exceeded R51 billion. Seventy percent of this amount comprises of compensation to employees. This amount is largely spent within the province and keeps many large and small businesses profitable. Approximately twenty percent is used for government expenditure such as office rental, municipal services and stationery. Therefore a large portion of the budget is spent within the province. Employee compensation at this level is much higher than the national average. We would therefore expect that employee productivity should also be higher than the national average.” Steyn added that the portion of the budget that remains for infrastructure is only ten percent which is not sufficient to unlock the local PHOTO: BARRY VILJOEN

Provincial Treasury MEC Rudolph Phala flanked by HOD, Gavin Pratt and Monde Tom, Section 100(1) (b) Chief Administrator during the press conference after the tabling of the budget.

PUBLIC NOTICE POLOKWANE MUNICIPALITY PUBLIC NOTICE CALLING FOR INSPECTION AND/OR INPUTS TO THE DRAFT PROPERTY RATES POLICY Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 4(2)(b) of the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004 (Act No.6 of 2004), hereinafter referred to as the “Act”, that the draft property rates policy for the financial year 2014 to 2015 is open for public inspection at the offices of Polokwane Municipality from 12 March 2014 to 30 April 2014. In addition, the draft rates policy will be available on the Municipality’s website, www.polokwane.gov.za. In terms of section 4(2)(b)(ii) of the Act the local community is invited to submit comments and representations regarding the draft property rates policy that was tabled to Council on 11 March 2014. Comments and representations on the draft policy must be submitted to the following municipal offices: Civic Centre, rates hall (Polokwane), Seshego, Mankweng,and Sebayeng or on the website: www.polokwane.gov.za For enquiries please contact: Jacob Majola on 015 290 2033 Saville Palmer on 015 290 2027 Suzanne Malan on 015 290 2036, or Email: valuations@polokwane.gov.za Mrs. TC Mametja Municipal Manager

development potential. Comment from alliance partner, the South African Communist Party, Cope and the EFF as well as Polokwane Chamber of Business and the Black Management Forum (BMF) could not be sourced due to non-availability of the relevant spokespeople.


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Motors profile>>

March 20, 2014 >> PAGE 29

Lerato Ramodisetsi

Grand Cherokee SRT8 - elegantly aggressive RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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t is pricey, but when you consider what you actually get for your money, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is sure to impress from the onset. Viewing a beautiful white SRT8 at the

showroom of Mercurius Motors Polokwane one notices a similar exterior design to the previous model with the 2014 SRT8 featuring very distinct enhancements to the lighting, front fascia and wheels. The design team wanted to remain true to the roots of the Grand Cherokee, while breaking out some styles that would make the vehicle stand out even more. The PHOTO: RC MYBURGH

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is available at Mercurius Motors Polokwane.

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Dealer: Citroën Polokwane What is the biggest challenge in your line of work? >> The current inflation rate paired with over 70% of potential buyers being blacklisted. What do perspective clients need to keep in mind when buying a car? >>The bank will not approve your application if the instalment exceeds 25% of your income. How do you stay at the forefront in your industry? >>By staying abreast of current economic challenges.

lower mouth area of the new SRT is the same as the previous model, but the whole grille area and headlights have been modified. The grille is shorter and has been moved slightly higher, making the vehicle appear lower and wider. Also new for 2014, the front fascia on the SRT8 is coloured in gloss black. Completely new taillights highlight the brand-new liftgate on the SRT8. Two separate taillights separated by body colour and a Jeep badge is also new. The LED taillights offer a unique glow at night that adds a certain style to the rear of the vehicle. When you open the driver’s door it is clear that style, functionality and authenticity were the main ingredients used during the interior design process. Among the most prominent features upon entry into the SRT8 are a brandnew steering wheel, all-new instrument panel cluster, an integrated centre stack, updated push-to-start button and re-designed storage bins on the doors. Striking colours and surfaces were key motivators for the design team as they moulded the premium interior. The new SRT is all about the new eight speed transmission. A capable transmission can transform a good sports car into an extraordinary machine. The new eight speed transmission builds on the proven capabilities of the Grand Cherokee SRT8 further enhancing its confidence-inspiring abilities. The new

The interior is fitted with a brand new steering wheel and instrument panel cluster. transmission does not have the old AutoStick shift feature on the center console shift lever. Manually changing gears is now accomplished with the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The new transmission has a lower first gear than the previous five speed gearbox so the car can be quicker off the line. With a bigger 6.4-liter HEMI V8 under the hood, Fuel Saver Technology offers improved fuel mileage, with increased power over the previous-generation SRT8 powertrains. Fuel Saver Technology, a torque-based system, deactivates four cylinders when full power is not required. One such common scenario would be while cruising at highway speeds. The even application of throttle during cruising tells the system that it can knock out four cylinders and start saving fuel. The engine delivers 344 kW at 6 250 rpm and 624 Nm at 4 100 rpm, modulated by a Quadra-Trac active on-demand all wheel-drive transfer case, with brake traction control on the front axle and an electronic limited-slip differential on the rear wheels. A retuned Select-Trac dynamic control system actively tunes the chassis set-up according to driver input and driving conditions. The new SRT8 is surely the bully in die SUV segment and can be viewed at Mercurius Motors Polokwane on the corner of Nelson Mandela Drive and Grobler Street.


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BB Truck & Tractor number one in South Africa

Some of the trucks and construction equipment available at BB Truck & Tractor, Polokwane.

WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

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Manning the number one truck parts department in South Africa are BB Truck & Tractor Parts Manager, Aliza Whitaker and Parts Sales Executive Fanie van Dyk.

The service department personnel at BB Truck & Tractor are Hennie Swartz (Workshop Foreman), Kevin Cole, Lafras Holtzhauzen and Vincent du Bruto. The service department was also nominated in their respective category.

The management team at BB Truck & Tractor are, in front, Aliza Whitaker (Parts Manager), and Willie Laing (After Sales Manager) with Deon Steynberg (Sales Manager), Les Greene (Dealer Principal) and Kobus Taute (Workshop Manager) at the back.

B Truck & Tractor in Polokwane is once again the national Mega Dealer of the Year after they were relegated to among the top three in 2012. Dealer Principal Les Greene was overjoyed last week when BB Truck & Tractor was announced as the winner in their category out of all the UD Truck dealerships in South Africa. The company also won the award in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In addition the BB Truck branch in Middelburg, Mpumalanga achieved a top three placing in the medium branch category after only opening their doors two years ago. The BB Truck & Tractor parts department also won the Large Dealer of the Year award and the service department was rated among the top three countrywide. Parts Manager Aliza Whitaker and Parts Sales Executive Fanie van Dyk are number one in South Africa. Limpopo’s foremost truck sales and services company walk that extra mile to provide a superior service to all fleet and individual owners, construction and transport businesses and individuals. They are the leaders in their respective franchises with a diversity of products including trucks, motor vehicles, forklifts, construction equipment and trailers. With their 54 years of experience in the field, their excellent track record and knowledge in the business are unsurpassed. BB truck & Tractor truly live up to their mission statement of: “We passionately strive to support fleet owners, construction and transport individuals to an enduring and constructive enterprise.” Their product range consists of UD Trucks, previously Nissan Diesel, Iveco, New Holland construction equipment, Dynapac-Road Construction and Afrit trailers. The Polokwane branch is a full franchise made up from sales, parts and a modern workshop. Other branches are in Middelburg, Steelpoort, Musina, Lephalale and Rosslyn. Visit BB Truck & Tractor at 33 Andalusiet Street in Ladine for expert service and advice on all your trucking, parts and construction equipment needs. Or call them on 015 293 4000.

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BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com

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otoriste het seker al gewonder wie die streng man is wat vroegoggend en smiddae leerders in Dorpstraat voor Pietersburg Laerskool veilig oor dìe besige straat help. Jan Venter duld nie nonsens nie daarom waag kinders dit nie om die straat oor te steek voordat hy die groen verkeerslig geaktiveer het en seker is dat die voetoorgang veilig is nie. Hy is soggens om 06:15 op sy pos en werk tot 13:30. Die res van die oggend verwyl hy in sy motor by die oorgang want brandstof is te duur om heen en weer te ry. Venter is semiafgetree en het sy voertuig sowat twee jaar gelede as geskenk van ‘n weldoener ontvang. Dit is vir hom ‘n bron van irritasie as ouers op die ryvlak stilhou as hul kinders af- en oplaai en die straat blokkeer. Ander laai weer kinders op gevaarlike plekke af en ignoreer selfs die verkeerslig terwyl hy kinders oor die straat help. ‘n Hele paar oortreders het al ‘n klap teen hulle vensters oor dié oortredings gekry. Peet Bredenkamp, hoof van Pietersburg Laerskool wys daarop dat Dorpstraat ‘n uiters bedrywige eenrigtingstraat is. Volgens hom verloor die publiek soms uit die oog dat kinders nie soos grootmense dink nie en dat oplettend-

Jan Venter stel leerders se veiligheid eerste heid, versigtigheid en bedagsaamheid in die omgewing van ‘n skool aan die dag gelê moet word. “Gelukkig het daar nog geen noodlottige ongelukke om die skoolterrein plaasgevind nie.

Venter se betrokkenheid is moontlik gemaak as gevolg van ‘n versoek wat die skool aan die Polokwane Munisipaliteit gerig het, ” sê Bredenkamp.

FOTO: BARRY VILJOEN

Jan Venter besig om leerders van Pietersburg Laerskool veilig oor Dorpstraat te help.

Living Limpopo>> Soweto boy gives back to Limpopo

>> It is here where he intends to stay, a province viewed as being endowed with many riches YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com Thabiso Kotane is a Soweto boy, but seven years after having traded Gauteng for Limpopo he sings the praises of the province he considers home. It is here where he intends to stay, a place which he views as being endowed with many riches. Kotane regards Limpopo as a wonderful province which counts as one of the most beautiful in the country and having huge potential, but doubts whether significant strides are being made to maximise its potential arts and business-wise as well as where other aspects are concerned. In his customary forthright manner he is quick to point out that Limpopo is not selling itself as tourism destination as it should, maximising the potential of artists and performers or developing entrepreneurs or recognising education as expected. “As a province we have such big potential.” Having just been promoted to the position of station manager at Capricorn fm, he would continue his passion for developing local talent as he has been doing in the past in the capacity of news editor – while also being talk show host - at the station and trainer of community radio journalists for the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. He has been with the station since inception in 2007 and has seen the brand grow, continuously aiming to maintain the attractiveness thereof while aiming to improve it. “We need to stay connected with the people, to continue to be relevant to our market and need to inspire, particularly young people to be innovative, have a sense of confidence and achieve in general.” The road to being given the hot seat has been an eventful one in journalism and his resumé speaks of strides both internationally and locally. Kotane’s career took shape in 1996 when he started out as deejay, news reader, news compiler and sports presenter at the Voice of Soweto. His journey took him to Germany where he furthered his studies in radio journalism with Deutsche Welle Broadcasting Centre and then back to South Africa where he worked for Classic fm before joining Business Day Radio. He was later employed as producer and researcher by Summit TV and eTV before joining Metrofm as producer, advancing to Kayafm as executive producer of different shows. He returned to the SABC as senior producer for SAFM before a detour to Limpopo which was initially supposed to have lasted a year or two. Kotane’s interests lie in development and when it comes to journalism he voices the opinion that in South Africa problems arise from higher education institutions not producing journalists who display the synergy between what they have learnt at school and being ready to work in the industry. In his next life, he quips, training development would be one of his destinations upon retiring. In the meantime his presence is considered beneficial to Limpopo, a province that has taught him that humility goes a long way. However small, it is something Thabiso Kotane truly values. And checking the ingredients that go into a success recipe, one is sure to discover that it is one of the underlying elements to corporate success. PHOTO: YOLANDE NEL

Thabiso Kotane.


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DESIGNED FOR COMFORTABLE LIVING! IMMACULATE DOUBLE-STOREY FAMILY HOME. Well priced - Come and experience the enchantment of this family Ideal for executives - politicians - prosperous business entreprehome and a large newly built 90m² flatlet - excellent opportunity to work neurs. Close to all amenities such as high schools - Civic Hall from home. Open-plan living areas, study and spacious bedrooms - stadium and churches. The yard is walled right around plus - braai area overlooking a sparkling pool - large stand measuring 1586m². Please call now. Web ref: 91344174700 trellidors and CCTV cameras. Call now for viewing.

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WELL MAINTAINED HOME IN POPULAR AREA. Boasting an en suite main bedroom and a separate bath and toilet. Well fitted kitchen. BIC - single garage and easy access to N1. Five minute walk to CBD. Lounge and dining room. Lovely lapa. Seeing is believing. Paved in and out. Call now to view. Web ref: 91344176475

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SESHEGO D • R600 000 Spacious lounge and sizable kitchen with fitted cupboards. There is a flat with a bathroom and double garage plus double carport with burglar bars on windows and veranda. The house is paved right around and a double lockable gate with walls right around. Study room/office - if you wish. Web ref: 91344177937

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FLORA PARK • R1 510 000 NEAT FAMILY HOME IN QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD.

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Ideal for newly weds. Spacious open-plan living area. Secured with alarm system and electric fence. Enough space to extend. Call now to view. Web ref: 91344169203

SERALA VIEW • R480 000

VACANT LAND IN ESTABLISHED AREA. Vacant land with desirable views ready to be developed in the upmarket area of Serala View. Stand size: 1105m². Priced to go. Call now for viewing arrangements. Web ref: 91344176762

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EACH FRANCHISE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Tel: 015 295 3134

Spacious living areas and exquisite finishes await you when you enter this modern, stylishly finished double-storey unit situated just 6 km from the Polokwane CBD and a stone’s throw from Mall of the North. Situated in Eagles Crest Security Estate the townhouse with a small exclusive garden for easy maintenance, greets you with a roomy patio fitted with a built-in braai and hand wash basin. Upon entering the large tiled open-plan living, dining and kitchen area the exquisite finishes are prominent and the modern kitchen with ample cupboard space and granite tops will surely impress. The contemporary kitchen, which provides for both dishwasher and washing machines, will be the heart of the home. On the first floor the modern finishes are sustained into all three bedrooms. The vast main bedroom on the first floor offers you the freedom to accommodate bulky furniture. The main en suite is sizeable and fitted with both a bath and shower and the modern his-and-hers-basins complement the bathroom. Cupboard space will not be a dilemma. The other two bedrooms have their own, private en suite shower, basin and toilet. The groundfloor boast its own guest toilet. These units sell from R1,220 million while a corner unit with a spacious private garden will go for R1,350 million. Two units are available at these prices. In order to view photos of comparable units, visit www.privateproperty. co.za on reference Z19381 or contact Mariétte Blaauw on 084 672 2000.

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

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TOWNHOUSES TO LET Bendor - 2 Bedrooms R4 200pm Bodorp - 2 Bedrooms R5 500pm

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

JAMES LOUWRENS PETER GRETHA HENNIE HANTI 083 245 1018 084 549 5928 072 236 7310 082 958 6632 073 219 4538 082 802 1874

INDUSTRIA • R1 950 000

STUNNING FAMILY HOME.

The property offers - lounge - dining room and kitchen. Decorated ceilings in the kitchen - dining room and lounge. The house has lockable gates with walls and palisades in front and on the sides with burglar bars on windows respectively. Call now to view this excellent property. Web ref: 91344177872

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RETHABILE GARDENS PHASE 3: NEW RELEASE

PACKAGES CAN BE STRUCTURED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

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Everything we touch turns to SOLD! 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

BUY DIRECTLY FROM THE DEVELOPER - 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES IN EAGLES CREST SELLING from R1,220 mil

3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouses, all bedrooms en suite Main with bath, shower, toilet & basins, others with shower, toilet & basin Well laid out open-plan kitchen with granite tops, living - and dining room Patio with built-in braai, small private garden and single garage.

A townhouse with a difference


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Dagmoeders en versorgers stimuleer babas

March 20, 2014

34 OBSERVER polokwane

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Die eienaar en personeel van Speeltyd Dagsorg wat onlangs hulle grade as Vriende van BabaGim ontvang het. Voor is Jackie Steyn, Sophi Dipanyekga en Elize Kotze, eienaar. Agter Bianca Cook en Rika Terblanche BabaGim-instrukteur, inlas.

ELNA ESTERHUYSEN >>observer.elna@gmail.com “Dagmoeders en versorgers word met die

Exclusive PROPERTIES Our name means a great deal!

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

Vriende van BabaGim-program opgelei om babas gedurende die dag te stimuleer sodat ontwikkeling deeglik kan plaasvind omdat ouers nie altyd die tyd en kundigheid het nie,” meen Rika Terblanche, instrukteur van BabaGim. Die span is vir sewe weke deeglik deur Terblanche opgelei en die babas waarmee gewerk is, het baie stimulasie ontvang omdat die dames weekliks verslae oor die vordering en ontwikkeling van elke baba moes indien.

ringoapp@mweb.co.za www.exclusiveprops.co.za

Join Exclusive Properties in this fun crossword and stand a chance to win a voucher worth R1 000! Across 1. On which Estate Agency’s facebook page will you find the answers to the crossword puzzle. 2. After the deed comes up for registration, the conveyancer has ________ days to correct any minor errors? 3. In which case does the conveyancer use a levy clearance certificate? 4. What is Henstock van den Heever’s conveyancing secretary’s name? 5. What is the name of the office where properties are registered. Down 1. From whom does the conveyancer receive a rates clearance certificate? 2. To whom does the Estate Agent give the signed contract to start the registration process? 3. Name one of the parties involved in a contract? 4. Name the other party involved in a contract? 5. What are the fees payable to SARS called?

Name & Surname: ______________________________ ___________________________________________ Contat no (preferably cell): _____________________ Email: _______________________________________ Age: ________________________________________

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rUles 1. No empolyees of Exclusive Properties or their immediate families may take part in this competition. 2. Entries must reach Exclusive Properties before 25 March 2014. 3. Entries can be e-mailed to riana@exclusiveprops.co.za or faxed to 086 611 0645 or handed in at our offices at 29 Bendor Drive, Pro Park, Pro Arch Building, Unit 2. 4. Entries must be accompanied by contact details as requested on the entry form. 5. The draw will take place on 25 March 2014 and the winner shall be contacted the same day. For more information and assistance with the answers go to our facebook page!

Gerhard en Lizelle Venter (née De Villiers) is op 1 Maart in die stad getroud.

www.observer.co.za e-mail: observer@ mwebbiz.co.za PROPERTY SERVICES • EIENDOMSDIENSTE APEA TEL: 015 287-3300 FAX: 015 297-5898 VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT www.elistroh.co.za

CONTACT SAN - 072 159 5126

KONTAK STEPHEN - 082 558 3525

1) UPPER TOWN MODERN TOWNHOUSE: R800 000.00 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, openplan living area. Security fencing. 2) PLOT ON PRETORIA ROAD: R 2 350 000.00 Beautiful plot on Pretoria-road with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open living area, wooden deck verandah with pool, lapa, plus. Second house and 580m² workshop. Excellent buy! 4 Hectares. Popular area. 3) THORNHILL: R995 000.00 Beautiful modern townhouse in security area. Open-plan living area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage and garden.

HOUSES: 1) 2 213m² CENTRAL TOWN: Zoned 14 units – R3 500 000.00 2) BENDOR – 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, en suite guest room, pool. R2 000 000.00 3) PENINA PARK - 3 000m² zoned 20 Units. R2 500 000.00 PLOTS: 1) ROODEPOORT: 26 ha. Vacant. R1 500 000.00 neg. 2) N1 PRETORIA RD: 8.5 ha. R8 000 000.00 neg FARMS: 1) LEGKRAAL: ± 380 ha Cattle farm 2) MESSINA/ALLDAYS - CATTLE FARM: 1830ha @ R4 300/ha. 3) Pietersburg - 70ha Big house 30km from town. OPPORTUNITIES: 1) STABLE BUSINESS – good income! Available on request. Existing 20 years +. 2) 3 000m² Stand with big house, Res 3/20 units.

PROPERTY FOR SALE

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 4) 8,2 ha PLOT: at Geluk, bordering on the Tzaneen road, close to town with spacious 5 bedroom house, 4 garages, lots of out buildings, swimming pool and large garden. Lots of water. Excellent property!! Price: R6 300 000.00 5) MYNGENOEGEN: 8.5 ha: 4 slaapkamerhuis, 5 slaapkamerhuis, woonstel, 8 werkerskamers, staalstoor en sterkboorgat! Price: R2 200 000.00 CONTACT: SOLET - 082 498 4415 TO VIEW 1) 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE: R795 000.00 - 2 Bathrooms and single garage. Hurry only 4 units left!

FARMS / PLOTS FOR SALE

TO LET: RESIDENTIAL

CONTACT SAN 072 159 5126 1) BENDOR: R4 500.00 1 April 2014 2 Bedroom Townhouse with garage Please list your rental property with us. We will find suitable tenants FAST! TO LET: INDUSTRIAL

CONTACT STEPHEN TEL: 015 287 3300 Industrial: To let: 1) 630m² - Close to SAB 2) 200m² - R5000 exl 3) 80m² Cold room 4) 250m² warehouse – excellent location R45/m² exl. Next to SAB. Office Space: 1) 430m² CBD with parking – Prime 2) Modern – Free standing office, 600m² 1/5/2014. Close to CBD. 3) 345m² - Office and boardroom, plus parking @ R105/m² excl vat (Hampton Court).


March 20, 2014

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Eeufeeshuis vier internasionale maand vir persone met gestremdhede >> Padveiligheid van uiterste belang BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com Inwoners, werkers en personeel van die Vereniging van Persone met Gestremdhede (VPG) het Donderdagoggend geesdriftig aan vieringe van internasionale maand vir persone met gestremdhede deelgeneem. Francois Lubbe en Bettie Gouws van die stad se verkeersdepartement het die vereniging besoek en ‘n leersame en toepaslike praatjie oor padveiligheid aangebied. Padveiligheid is juis van besondere belang vir gestremdes omdat hulle gereeld op eie stoom in die stad moet rondbeweeg. Die aanbieding is met prente van verkeersligte en voetoorgange toegelig. Die gehoor het aan Lubbe se lippe gehang terwyl hy hulle met sy kenmerklike interaktiewe vertellings by sy stories betrek het. Lubbe het dit benadruk dat gestremdes dit nooit op straat moet waag sonder glimbaadjies of -gordels nie, fyn moet oplet, luister vir verkeer en altyd aankomende verkeer moet dophou. Gouws het tipiese bestuursituasies uitgebeeld en was selfs in ‘n Daantjie Kat-uniform uitgevat. Johnny Graham, VPG se openbare opvoeding en bewusmakingsbeampte, sê dat die VPG, wat ook as Eeufeeshuis bekendstaan, tans 55 gestremdes huisves terwyl ongeveer vyftien daagliks met ‘n bussie vanuit Polokwane, Nirvana, Westenburg en Seshego na Eeufeeshuis aangery word. Daar is 38 personeellede en inwoners en dagbesoekers hou hulle besig met allerlei take in die werkswinkel. Brei- en naaldwerk en versiering van items vind groot byval en die vervaardigde items word op markte verkoop. Eeufeeshuis se voortbestaan is van privaat skenkings afhanklik asook ‘n subsidie van die departement van maatskaplike ontwikkeling en ‘n toewysing van die Lottofonds.

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Bettie Gouws en Francois Lubbe van Polokwane Munisipaliteit se verkeersdepartement verduidelik ‘n tipiese bestuursituasie.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE Spoorweg St - Ladanna - R 932,800 3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Lounge - Dining Room, Single Garage - 2x Single Carports - Borehole - Enclosed Braai Area - Laundry. Rabe St - In Town - R 1,219,000 3½ Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Lounge - Dining Room - Kitchen (Granite Tops), Double Carport. Ster Park - R 1,908,000 4 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Lounge, Dining Room, Huge Kitchen - Study - Pool Braai area - Huge Fabulous Garden - Double Garage - Storeroom - etc. Ster Park - R 1,961,000 4 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Lounge, Fireplace - Dining Room, Lovely Kitchen, Entertainment Area - Laundry Servants’ Quarters - Pool - Lapa. Oos St - Upper Town - R 2,120,000 4 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - 2x Lounges, Dining Room, Huge Kitchen - Laundry Pool - Borehole - Study - Servants’ Quarters - Patio - 6x Parking. Palmietfontein Smallholding - 8.5ha - R 1 500 000 (Neg) 3 Bedrooms - 1 Bathroom - Open-plan Lounge & Kitchen - 1.5 Ha vegetables under irrigation - 2 Boreholes (strong) Eskom Electricity. Leeukuil - Smallholding - 8.565ha - R 1 855 000 (Neg)

MARGATE - PALM BEACh VACANT STAND 1711M² @ R357 500

PROPERTIES TO LET

Dwarskersbos Townhouse - R 4560 pm 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Single Carport. Bendor Gardens - R 6300 pm 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lounge, Courtyard, Carport. Eskol Villa - R 7500pm 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lounge, Openplan Dining & Kitchen, Big Garden. Westgate - R 4500 pm 2 Bedrooms ,1 Bathroom, Lounge, Kitchen. Ivy Park - Monarch - R 4570 pm 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Open-plan, Big Garden. Webster St - R 7000 pm 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Lounge, Dining, Big Kitchen, Laundry, Double Garage, Big Garden. Douglas Court - R 5 200 pm 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lounge, Kitchen - 3rd Floor. WANT TO RENT OUT YOUR PROPERTY? CONTACT ChARMAINE @ 079 529 7841

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


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March 20, 2014

36 OBSERVER polokwane

>> ‘Never leave a situation until it is too late’ – Sandra Nel KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

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ith the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March just behind us, it is hard to believe the strides many, though not all, women have taken to secure the mental, physical and political freedom we enjoy today. Although thousands of women fought whole-heartedly, some even paying with their lives, not all reap the benefits our foremothers so humbly and bravely fought for. Although equal rights are what we’re supposed to be enjoying we still face many challenges on a daily basis. Even though women’s rights are supposedly a priority, the degradation of women by means of gender based violence and the resultant effects keeps rearing its head. Keeping women and children safe and the empowerment of these women have taken a back seat to politics, election campaigning, high profile court cases and possible floods around the country. Statistics revealed in a message from Sonke Gender Justice on International Women’s Day divulged that in South Africa

Walking several paces behind is so outdated 21 women are killed at the hands of someone they love or a former spouse every week. This totals nearly 1 000 women a year and approximately one woman every eight hours. Polokwane Observer spoke to Sandra Nel who, with more than 30 years experience in the counselling and motivation of women and children, shared some of the issues she has been facing and trying to help with over the years. She explains one of the biggest issues facing women in South Africa and Polokwane in particular is the plight of single parenting and the effects it can have on unsupported individuals. Nel explains that in many cases these women have a very hard life and handle parenting struggles usually shared between two partners on their own. “Playing the role of the mother, the father, the breadwinner and the disciplinarian is much harder than it seems.” Young women who also become pregnant before they have been able to aptly set themselves up or educate themselves creates huge issues, especially in the long run when some women tend to stay with the men or individuals causing them heartache or abuse, because

Is your private security company operating within the legal parameters? WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com With the massive growth in the private security business sector over the last thirty years as a result of the increase in criminal activities in South Africa, many new companies that set up operations fail to comply with the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (Psira). As a consumer of security services the Psira (Act 56 of 2001) places an explicit legal onus on consumers of private security services to

OLD FAUNA PARK: R995 000: 3 Bedr, 2 bathr home, 1 garage. Nice size yard. NEW FLORA PARK: R850 000: A pretty 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with 2 garages. Fenced. WELGELEGEN: Rental 3 bedr, 2 bathr townhouse. BENDOR RIDGE: R2 950 000: Modern and compact. Teenagers reside in the opposite wing of the house while dad & mom has their own retreat. Pool.

use only legitimate and registered security service providers. Consumers can be found guilty of a criminal offence and can be prosecuted for intentionally or negligently using the services of a security business that is non-compliant with the Act. This includes government departments, private companies, households and individuals that make use of private security companies. All private security service providers have to be registered with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority and a registration certificate must be made available on request. Psira is the controlling body for all private security companies. All registered private security companies also have to produce their latest Psira audited inspection report if requested. Another pertinent factor that must be raised by anybody making use of a private security company is if all personnel belonging to the company are in possession of the necessary training certificates from accredited training establishments registered at Psira. Another issue is that all security officers deployed to provide a security service are paid the minimum statutory wage applicable in terms of the sectoral determination for the private security industry issued by the Minister of Labour. Most importantly, does the private security business register for tax and can they provide their tax clearance certificate and up to date contribution towards the South African Revenue Services? If the security company can provide all of the above on request, your private security provider is in all likelihood operating within the parameters of the law. Any complaints or queries regarding private security companies in Limpopo can be made with the Psira office in Polokwane on 015 297 0209. Tel/Fax: 015 298 8110 propertyforall@webmail.co.za www.property24.com

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if they don’t they will have no place to go and no one to support them financially. Another issue high on her list is the sometimes unnecessary pressure placed on working mothers. “Before work you don’t just prepare yourself for the day lying ahead of you but you have to firstly start with preparing the children for their day and once you have completed doing that and have dropped them at school or crèche can you really start focussing on mentally and physically preparing yourself for the day. “The whole day you need to be completely composed and focussed on your work forgetting the small things that fill your mind like, is my child safe right now, has he done his homework and will I be home in time to bath the baby?” These are just some of the thoughts that flood your mind, while working. Finding a perfect balance between work and family is very difficult and being a happy mommy with a smile on your face sometimes becomes almost impossible after working a full day in an environment not usually conducive to a smiling face after hours.

She adds that many women are not knowledgeable when it comes to matters relating to and the legalities surrounding separation and divorce. “Women need to be empowered about their rights and know what they can legally do in such situations, some women don’t know what they are entitled to after a separation or divorce and ended up getting much less than they deserve in terms of settlements and maintenance orders.” Physical abuse is also a matter of great concern, but mental abuse has lately been becoming the sufferance of choice for some women who do not know that mental abuse is mostly more hazardous to your health and your life than the actual physical abuse. “Nobody sees the pain and the hurt, you look good from the outside but inside you’re dying.” Nel says it is very important for women to know that they have options and can empower and strengthen themselves. “There are many institutions and centres that can help you when you are in despair. Seeing someone and talking about your problems is always the best solution. Never leave a situation until it is too late.”

Doornkraal Voortrekkers kamp lekker in die reën

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Amper val die passasier uit. Links bo: Wat is ‘n kamp sonder sakresies?

BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@ gmail.com

Die kanovaart was groot pret.

Rita Stipec EIENDOMME•PROPERTIES

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TEL: 015 295 4537, Fax: 015 291 TEL: 015 295-4537 FAKS: 0151166 291 1166 7A HANS VAN RENSBURG STREET / STRAAT 7A 7A HANS VAN RENSBURG STREET / STRAAT 7A

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SECURITY COMPLEX - FULL TITLE WOONSTELLE/FLATS - R910 000 TEL: 015 295 4537/073 281 7405 Lounge/dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, TOWN/DORP kitchen, tandem garage, Wendy house. SILVERKRUIN BARGAIN 000 R2 550 - Bachelor flat with kitchen- R1 and 180 bathroom. PRIME AREA Prepaid electricity, water R80 per month. Entrance, lounge, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, R2 700 - 1 Slaapkamer woonstel in erf. large kitchen, dining room, scullery/laundry, sitkamer, kombuis, 1 motorhuis. 3 Badkamer, garages. Flat: 2 Rooms, kitchen, bathroom. TOWNHOUSE - EXCELLENT Geen rokers, geen diere. - R800 000 BENDOR R3 380 - 2 Bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan lounge, Water and electricity at municipality. dining room, kitchen, carport plus Wendy house HOSPITAL in securityPARK area. R2 750 - Big flat! 1 Bedroom, bathroom, lounge, TOWNHOUSE - BENDOR - R670 000 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, garage. kitchen. Water and electricity at municipality. IN TOWN - FLATS THE COTTAgE R740 000: 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage. R4 400 000: - 2 Bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen, R800 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage 1 carport. Safe complex. Available and many more. 1 April 2014. TOWNHOUSES IN TOWN THABO MBEKI STREET from bachelor, From R3 900 toto R4R465 100 -000 Spacious 2 Bedrooms, 3 bedrooms - R890 000. bathroom, lounge, kitchen, garage and carport. PENINA PARK - TOWNHOUSES Water and- electicity at municipality. EXCELLENT R645 000 - R715 000 MEENTHUISE/TOWNHOUSE - R750 000 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. TEL: 015 295 4537/073 281 7405 BACHELOR TOWNHOUSE - SECURE AREATOWN - R430 000 R3 415 - 1 Bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchen. 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen/living area, Carport available atcarport. R175 extra per month. IN TOWN GROBLER ST NEAR R4 200 - 2 Bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen SCHOOLS - PRICE REDUCED garage. to schools. - R1and 910 000 Close - STAND 2 084 m² R5 300 - 3 Slaapkamers, 2 badkamers, Entrance, lounge, dining room, study, 4 bedrooms,kombuis, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, scullery, sit/eetkamer, motorhuis. Koopkrag. 3 garages, Beskikbaar servants quarters, alarm, borehole, 1 April 2014. irrigation. R5 650 IRIS - 2 Slaapkamers, 1½-badkamers, sitkamer, AMADEUS GOOD BUY eetkamer, spens enREDUCED 2 afdakke. - R1 050kombuis, 000 - PRICE Lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, Klein hondjie welkom. 2 bathrooms,

ULTRAMODERN!!! R7 500 - 7x 2 bedrooms, with open-plan lounge/ dining and kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Garage available at R300 extra per month. Prepaid water and electricity.

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BACHELOR FLAT FLORA PARK R2 500 p.m. Geen diere. Kontak 072 740 8630 ____________________ WOONSTEL IN NUUTGEBOUDE KOMPLEKS 1 Slaapkamer, dubbelverdieping, naby winkelsentrum. R4 000 p.m. plus deposito. Koopkrag. Kontak 083 455 0770 of 083 415 7957 ____________________ 1 SLAAPKAMER WOONSTEL TE HUUR IN WELGELEGEN Enkelpersoon. R2 800 p.m. plus elektrisitiet. Kontak Manie 083 254 6769 ____________________

1 SLAAPKAMER BACHELOR WOONSTEL 4 km vanaf SAB op LTT pad. R2 500 + dep, water en ligte ingesluit. Johan 083 459 7046 ____________________ 1 BEDROOM FLAT IN LADANNA TO LET Private parking. Very private, garden. Wendy house. R3 850 p.m. plus deposito. Kontak Emilia 083 779 1401 ___________________ TO LET BACHELOR FLAT 1 bedroom up to 3 bedrooms in secure area. Tel 015 295 5264 Cell 079 899 5405 ____________________ 2 SLAAPKAMER WOONSTEL OP PLOT 4km van SAB op LTT. R3 500 + water en ligte, dep verlang. Contact Johan 083 459 7046 ___________________ 2 SLAAPKAMER WOONSTEL TE HUUR OP PLOT ±7km uit dorp. Geen diere asb. R3 500 p.m. Skakel 071 884 0038 ____________________ 2 SLAAPKAMER HUIS OP PLOT TE HUUR 25km uit dorp. R2 500 p.m. + krag + R1 000 deposito. Kontak Annelie 083 549 2883 ____________________ WOONSTELLE TE HUUR Twee slaapkamers. R4 500 p.m. Kontak Adéle 079 900 5307 FLATS TO LET Two bedrooms. R4 500 p.m. Contact Adéle 079 900 5307 ____________________

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AMENDMENT OF POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWNPLANNING SCHEME, 2007 (AMENDMENT SCHEME 459) I, Johannes Hendrik Lerm of HANNES LERM & ASSOCIATES, being the authorised agent of the owner of Erven 7474-7479 and 7486-7488 Bendor Extension 120, hereby give notice in terms of Section 56(1)(b)(i) of the TownPlanning and Township Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance 15 of 1986), that I have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for the Amendment of the Polokwane/Perskebult TownPlanning Scheme, 2007, as follows: a. Erf 7474-7476 , 7487 and7488 will be rezoned from “Residential 2” to “Residential 1”. b. Erf 7474-7479 and 7486-7488 will be consolidated c. The consolidated Erven in (b) will be subdivided into 45 residential Erven and two “Private streets” Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, Directorate Planning and Development, Polokwane Municipality, First Floor, West Wing, Civic Centre, Landdros Maré Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 14 March 2014. Objections to or representations in respect of the applications must be lodged with or made in writing to the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management at the above address or at P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700, within a period of 28 days from 14 March 2014. Address of Agent Hannes Lerm & Associates P.O. Box 2231 Polokwane 0700 13/03 20/03 ___________________


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DIE WYSIGING VAN DIE POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007 (WYSIGINGSKEMA 459) Ek, Johannes Hendrik Lerm van HANNES LERM & MEDEWERKERS, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van Erwe 7474-7479 en 7486-7488 Bendor Uitbreiding 120, gee hiermee ingevolge artikel 56(1)(b)(i) van die Ordinansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe, 1986 (Ordinansie 15 van 1986), kennis dat ek by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het om die wysiging van die Polokwane/Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema 2007, deur die volgende hersonering: a. Erwe 7474-7476, 7487 en 7488 word gehersoneer vanaf “Residensieel 2” na Residensieel 1” b. Erwe 7474-7479 en 7486-7488 sal gekonsolideer word. c. Die gekonsolideerde erf in (b) sal onderverdeel word in 45 “Resideel 1” Erwe en 2 “Private Strate” Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbeheer, Direktoraat Beplanning en Ontwikkeling, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, Eerste Vloer, Wesvleuel, Burgersentrum, Landdros Maréstraat, Polokwane, vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 14 Maart 2014. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ’n tydperk 28 dae vanaf 14 Maart 2014 skriftelik by of tot die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruiksbeheer, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 ingedien of gerig word. Adres van agent: Hannes Lerm & Medewerkers Posbus 2231 Polokwane 0700 13/03 20/03 ___________________ NOTICE OF REINSTATEMENT OF A PRIVATE COMPANY The directors of House of Asante for Health and Beauty, (Registration no. 2008/102268/23), hereby give notice of the proposed application for reinstatement of the above company to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). Any objection to the application must be lodged with then CIPC within 21 days of this notice. 20/03 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007 “VODACOM CELLULAR MAST” Notice is hereby given that, in terms of Clause 21, of the Polokwane/ Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2007, the undersigned intends applying to the Polokwane Municipality for special consent to establish the following: A 30m lattice telecommunication mast (Vodacom) on Erf 26878, Polokwane Extention 91. Plans and/or particulars relating to the application may be inspected during office hours at Developlan 3 General Joubert Street, Polokwane, 0699 or at the offices of the Manager: Planning (Spatial Planning and Land Use Management), First floor, west wing, Civic Centre, Landdros Maré Street, Polokwane. Any person having any objections to the granting of this application must lodge such objection together with the grounds thereof in writing, with both the Manager: Planning (Spatial Planning and Land Use Management), Polokwane Municipality and the undersigned within a period of 28 days from 20 March 2014

Address: DEVELOPLAN P.O. BOX 1883 POLOKWANE 0700 Tel: 015 291 4177 Fax: 0862183267 Email: tecoplan@ mweb.co.za 20/03 27/03 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007 “VODACOM SELLULÊRE MAS” Hiermee word kennis gegee dat, in terme van Klousule 21 van die Polokwane/Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema van 2007, die ondergetekende, van voorneme is om aansoek te doen vir spesiale toestemming by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit om die volgende te vestig/op te rig: ‘n 30m tralietipe sellulêre mas (Vodacom) op Erf 26878, Polokwane Uitbreiding 91. Planne en of besonderhede wat betrekking het op die aansoek kan gedurende kantoorure ondersoek word by Developlan, Generaal Joubertstraat 3, Polokwane, 0699, of by die kantoor van die bestuurder: Beplanning (Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruiksbestuur), eerstevloer, wesvleul, burgersentrum, Landdros Maré Straat, Polokwane. Enige persoon wat besware het teen die aansoek moet so ‘n beswaar tesame met geskrewe redes vir so ‘n beswaar indien by die Bestuurder: Beplanning (Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbeheer), Polokwane Munisipaliteit en die ondergetekende binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 20 Maart 2014. Adres: DEVELOPLAN P.O. BOX 1883 POLOKWANE 0700 Tel: 015 291 4177 Fax: 086 218 3267 Epos: tecoplan@mweb. co.za 20/03 27/03 ___________________ GENERAL NOTICE: SUBDIVISION IN TERMS OF THE DIVISION OF LAND ORDINANCE, 1986 (ORDINANCE 20 OF 1986) The Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management of the Polokwane Municipality hereby gives notice in terms of Section 6(8)(a) of the Division of Land Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance 20 of 1986), that an application to divide the land described hereunder has been received. Further particulars of the application are open for inspection at the office of the City Planner, 1st Floor, Civic Centre, Landdros Mare Street, Polokwane. Property description: Holding 73 Dalmada Agricultural Holdings. The mentioned property will be subdivided into two portions (respectively measuring 1,0172 hectares and 1,0043 hectares). Any person who wishes to object to the granting of the application or who wishes to make representations in regards thereof shall submit his/her objection or representation in writing and in duplicate to the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management at the above address or at Polokwane Municipality, P. O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700, at any time within a period of 28 days from 20 March 2014. Address of agent Van Rensburg & Steyn Land Surveyors PO Box 333 Polokwane 0700 20/03 27/03 ___________________ ALGEMENE KENNISGEWING: ONDERVERDELING IN TERME VAN VERDELING VAN GROND ORDONNANSIE (ORDONNANSIE 20 VAN 1986) Die bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbeheer van die Polokwane Munisipaliteit gee

hiermee, ingevolge artikel 6(8)(a) van die Ordonnansie op die Verdeling van Grond, 1986 (Ordonnansie 20 van 1986), kennis dat ‘n aansoek ontvang is om die grond soos hieronder beskryf, te verdeel. Verdere besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Stadsbeplanner, 1ste Vloer, Burgersentrum, Landdros Marestraat, Polokwane. Grondbeskrywing: Hoewe 73 Dalmada Landbouhoewes. Die eiendom word in 2 gedeeltes verdeel (respektieweelik 1,0172 hektaar en 1,0043 hektaar). Enige persoon wat teen die toestaan van die aansoek beswaar wil maak of ‘n vertoë in verband daarmee wil rig, moet sy/haar besware of vertoe skriftelik en in tweevoud by die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbeheer, by bovermelde adres of by Polokwane Munisipaliteit, Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700, binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 20 Maart 2014 indien. Adres van agent Van Rensburg en Steyn Landmeters Posbus 333 Polokwane 0700 20/03 27/03 ___________________

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IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF WYNBERG HELD AT WYNBERT Case no: 8546/08 In the matter between: SANLAM-DIRECT AXIS PTY LTD Plaintiff and MOLATELO ANNA LEKOTA (ID: 640709 0412 082) Defendant AUCTION (The sale shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Magistrate’s Court act AND THE Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 and the rules promulgated there under) In the pursuance of the judgment granted in the Honourable court on the 25 MAY 2009 and the Warrant of Execution issued thereafter the movable property described hereunder shall be sold in execution on 11 April 2014 at 11:00 and such sale is to take place at 66 Platinum Street, Polokwane to the highest bidder. DESCRIPTION OF GOODS 1 x 3 PIECE LOUNGE SUITE 1 x COFFEE TABLE 1 x 3-PIECE ROOM DIVIDER 1 x TEDELEX TELEVISION SET 1 x TEDELEX DVD PLAYER 1 x LG FRIDGE 1 x DEFY MICROWAVE OVEN 1 x SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINE THE SALE IS STRICTLY FOR CASH ONLY Take further notice that:1. This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgment obtained in the above court. 2. Rules of this auction are available 24 hours before the auction at the office of the Sheriff. 3. Registration as a buyer is a prerequisite subject to the conditions, inter alia: a) Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. b) FICA-legislation in respect of proof of identity and address particulars; c) Payment of a registration monies d) Registration conditions The office of the Sheriff will conduct the sale with auctioneers. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules will apply. DATED AT PAARL on this the 13TH day of March 2014. Attorney for Plaintiff BASSON BLACKBURN INC 371 Main Road, Paarl P O Box 2524 Paarl 7620 Ref: DEBT RECOVERY/ DD/DS72395 20/03 ___________________

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Key AccountAbilities • To ensure that on first contact any customers’, receives a pleasant and courteous welcome. • To ensure that customers needs are dealt with promptly • To ensure all telephone connections are made as quickly as possible QuAlificAtions: • Related tertiary qualifications – well respected although not essential for this role • Grade 12 Senior Certificate • Valid Driver’s License experience: • Must have the ability to work under pressure • Previous experience in the motor industry will be an advantage • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information • Excellent communication and secretarial skills • Ability to operate the department profitably within dealership guidelines • Professional personal appearance competencies: • To ensure that incoming telephone calls are connected in the shortest time possible • To record and pass all messages expeditiously and accurately • To ensure outgoing communications are dealt with promptly • To maintain a collected composure when under stress • To maintain all required records • To ensure customers comfort whilst they are in reception area • To ensure that personal appearance is impeccable at all times • To print daily clocking systems sheets • General Typing We offer: • Competitive Remuneration package • Motor Industry Pension Fund / Medical aid • Healthy working environment

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(Only prospective employees with automate and previous automotive parts experience should apply) Key AccountAbilities: • The Parts Manager is responsible for running a profitable and efficient parts department. He/she will accomplish objectives through the use of proper purchasing procedures, inventory control, security, pricing, merchandising, displaying, and advertising. QuAlificAtions: • Related tertiary qualifications – well respected although not essential for this role • Grade 12 Senior Certificate • Current Drivers License experience: • Must have the ability to work under pressure • Must have knowledge of Automate program • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information. • Five years of experience in an automotive parts department. • Excellent communication and managerial skills. • Ability to operate the department profitably within dealership guidelines. • Professional personal appearance competencies: • Ensure stock levels are in accordance with the company policy • Forecast goals and objectives for the department and strive to meet them. • Strive for teamwork with all other departments. • Work with the Service Manager to ensure a timely turnaround of parts needed for internal jobs. • Prepare and administer an annual operating budget for the parts department. • Attend managers’ meetings. • Understand and comply with local regulations that may affect parts sales. • Hire, train, motivate, counsel, and monitor the performance of all parts department staff. • Direct and schedule the activities of all parts department employees. • Provide technical assistance to parts department employees. • Conduct meetings with parts department employees to discuss activities and problems of mutual interest and to develop strategies for a more efficient operation. • Monitor parts department employees payroll records. • Develop, enforce and monitor guidelines for working with customers to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. • Handle customer complaints immediately and according to the dealership’s guidelines. • Establish and enforce a pricing policy that balances volume, customer loyalty, and the cost of doing business. • Monitor and adjust inventory to minimize obsolescence. We offer: • Competitive Remuneration package • Motor Industry Pension Fund / Medical aid • Healthy working environment Contact : Suretha Mills Tel: 015 291 9700, Fax: 086 565 4688 e-mail: s.mills@mgmgroup.co.za

MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Mirriam Ramadwa on Monday addressed a gathering before the start of the street carnival that marked the onset of the Mapungubwe Arts Festival. Ramadwa said the festival is her department’s contribution to the celebration of Human Rights Day tomorrow (Friday) so that people have the opportunity to spend leisure time together, give artists an opportunity to showcase their talent and at the same time foster social cohesion, unity and nation building. The annual festival will continue until Saturday when the popular Mapungubwe Jazz Festival will take place at the Polokwane Cricket Club featuring the likes of Mafikizolo, Selaelo Selota and Kurt Darren. The Mapungubwe Craft Market will run until 22:00 tomorrow at Library Gardens which is also the venue for the Mapungubwe Arts and Culture workshops today (Thursday) from 09:00. Music and sport activities for the elderly are on the programme for 14:00 in Mankweng today. On Saturday the Mapungubwe Gospel Festival is again expected to draw huge crowds as some of the country’s most popular gospel artists, including Rebecca Malope, Winnie Mashaba, Solly Moholo and others take to the stage.

MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Mirriam Ramadwa middle is flanked by local artist Rapson Rambuwana and Penny Penny during the Mapungubwe Festival Street Carnival in the city on Monday.

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PHS-netbal- en hokkiespanne presteer

>> MGM Motors trotse nuwe borg van PHS-rugby >> Netbal-en-hokkie spanne seëvier

KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com Blasende toeters van ‘n vloot van die nuutste Land Rovers en Range Rovers het verseker dat elke drie wat deur Hoërskool Pietersburg se rugbyspan gedruk is met groot trompetgeskal gepaard gegaan het. PHS het hul eerste wedstryde in die TuksSkole-reeks teen die Hoërskool Transvalia gespeel. Die netbalspanne wat nege uit hul dertien wedstryde gewen het en die hokkiespanne wat agt van hul elf wedstryde gewen het, het die skool se naam hoog gehou. Die rugbyspanne kon net drie van hul nege wedstryde wen. Uitslae:

Rugby- o.14A wen 15-12; o.14B verloor 0-20; o.15A verloor 7-36; o.15B verloor 19-24; o.16A wen 17-12; o.16B wen 10-0; derde span verloor 0-5; tweede span verloor 5-15 en die eerste span verloor 17-34. Hokkie (meisies)- o.14A wen 6-0; o.14B verloor 1-2; o.15A wen 3-0; o.15B wen 4-0; o.16A verloor 0-2; o.16B verloor 0-10; tweede span wen 2-0 en die eerste span wen 4-0. Hokkie (seuns)- o.14 speel 1 elk gelyk op, o.16 verloor 0-1 en die eerste span verloor 0-4. Netbal- o.14A wen 25-9; o.14B wen 24-10; o.14C wen 6-; o.15A wen 35-6; o.15B verloor 8-1; o.15C wen 11-6; o.16A wen 23-10; o.16B wen 26-7; o.16C wen 23-5; o.17A wen 18-17; o.17B verloor 15-22; tweede span verloor 7-27 en die eerste span verloor 25-26.

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Karel Ferreira, handelsmerkbestuurder van MGM Motors Land Rover/Jaguar en sy verkoopspan was Saterdag trotse Pieties in die kragmeting teen Hoërskool Transvalia. MGM was ook die borg vir die dag.

Lohan Duvenhage maak hard kennis met die grond. Jos Fouche, Dirkie van der Merwe, James Cato, Kailen Ferreira en Louis Nel wys hoe ‘n losskrum maklik tot jou span se voordeel gedraai kan word as spelers soos ‘n goed geoliede masjien saamwerk.

Anelia de Lange en Rachie van Staden, verdedig Transvalia se verdedigende vleuel met mening.

Alicia Lombard van die PHS se o.16Aspan soek ondersteuning. PHS het die wedstryd met ‘n spogtelling van 2310 gewen.

Antoné Vercueil en Essie Badenhorst van die o.16A-netbalspan.

Admin Position

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Ses leerders van Marné Ebersohn Akademie (MEA) het Noord-Transvaalkleure in atletiek verwerf. Die uitblinkers is Ryno Cilliers (hoogspring, verspring, skyfwerp,

Requirements - Computer literate - Experience of QuickBooks - Debtors, creditors, cashbook and general ledger - Invoicing, quotations and letters - Fluent in Afrikaans / English - Own transport - Good self discipline - Honest, hardworking, accurate

gewigstoot en 100 m), Morné Bezuidenhout (100 m, spiesgooi, verspring en gewigstoot), Joshua Partridge (hoogspring, skyfwerp en gewigstoot), Jennifer Norman (skyfwerp en gewigstoot), Michelle Norman (gewigstoot) en Frazer Cronjé (80 m en 1 200 m).

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Marius Smit is reg om die bal uit te gee aan een van sy spanmaats tydens die o.14A’s se wedstryd teen Transvalia.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Applications are invited the f illing the following positions in theinDepartment: Applications are invited for theforfilling of theoffollowing contract positions the Department HEAD OFFICE - POLOKWANE

The provincial Department of Public Works invites applications for Internship opportunities that currently exist in the offices throughout the province. Unemployed applicants between 18-35 years of age who have never participated in an internship Programme in any government department are invited to apply. DIRECTORATE: EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME Successful interns will be appointed for a period of 12 months commencing April 2013-March 2014. Interns will receive a monthly stipend. People with disability are encouraged to apply. -

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Salary Package: R115 212.00 p.a (Excluding benefits) Salary Level :05 Qualification Head Capricorn Sekhukhune (3 year contract positions)Mopani Vhembe Waterberg Office District District District District District (Ref. S4/2/18/2013/01)

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Finance N.•Applicants Diploma/Degreeshould 5 1 possession 1 of Grade 112 certificate 1 10 Requirements: be in with 1relevant working in Finance experience in EPWP dataAdmin/ capturing •Computer literacy and data capturing on EPWP IRS and MIS reporting Management systems.•Good communication skills •Good interpersonal relations •Ability to work as a team and willing to work Supply under Chain pressure. N. Diploma/Degree 2 0 0 0 0 0 02 & Logistics

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Management incumbent Managementwill be responsible for EPWP raw data collection, cleaning and uploading Duties:•The •Generate reports as required •Maintain accurate and up to date records •Ensure that confidentiality is EPWP N. Diploma/Degree 0 0 0 0 0 01 maintained on all collected and 1stored data. in Developmental Studies

Applications should be submitted on the Z83 forms obtainable from any Public Service Department and Real Estate N. Diploma/ by curriculum 5 1vitae, certified 0 0 0 should be accompanied copies 0of qualifications and Identity06Document Degree in Real •Applicants withEstate/Property foreign qualifications should attach certified copies of certificates of evaluation by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) •Faxed applications will not be considered •Applications Management should be forwarded to: The Accounting Officer 1– section 1001 (1) (b) 1Department of Public Works, Construction N. Diploma/ 1 1 1 06 Private Bag X 9490, POLOKWANE, 0700 or hand deliver to Works Towers Building, No. 43 Church Management Degree in Building Construction Street, Polokwane, 0699 Construction N. Diploma/ 1 0 0 0 1 04 Telephone enquiries should be forwarded to:2 Ms Magdeline Mokonyane at 015 284 7353 or Ms Justina Moloi Management Degree in Quantity at 015 284 7261Surveying or Mr David Netshiheni at 015 284 7248 Closing date: 28 March 2014 at 16h00. Building

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If you have not heard from us within 90 days after the closing date of the advert, kindly regard your application Maintenance Building and Civil as unsuccessfulEngineering •Department of Public Works is an equal opportunity and affirmative action Employer •Women and people living with0 disabilities are encouraged to apply 2•Successful candidates will be Building N. Diploma 2 1 2 1 08 vetted for security reasons & be subjected to suitability checks •Correspondence will be exchanged with Maintenance in Building and Electrical shortlisted candidates only. Engineering

Office hours 08:00 to 16:00 (5 days p/week) Office is on Soetdorings Road

Email CV to snyman111@gmail.com

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MEA se sportsterre is Frazer Cronjè (voor). Agter is Ryno Cilliers, Morné Bezuidenhout, Joshua Partridge, Jennifer Norman en Michelle Norman.

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1. Mopani to be posted at Giyani District Offices (Public Works) 2. Vhembe to be posted at Sibasa District Offices (Public Works) 3. Waterberg to be posted at Modimolle District Offices (Public Works) 4. Sekhukhune to be posted at Lebowakgomo District Offices (Public Works) 5. Capricorn to be posted at Capricorn District Offices (Public Works) 6. Head Office to be posted at Works Towers (43 Church street Polokwane) (Public Works)

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THE GATEWAY AIRPORTS AUTHORITY LIMITED (GAAL) a provincially owned enterprise responsible for managing Polokwane International Airport, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment to the following challenging position: INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

The GATEWAY AIRPORTS AUTHORITY LIMITED (GAAL) contributes towards skills development through the provision of internship opportunities to unemployed youth graduates in order for them to gain work experience in various areas. GAAL therefore invites applications from suitably qualified graduates to participate in a twelve (12) months internship programme Stipend

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A law degree preferably with company law and mercantile law and a valid drivers licence.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (1 POSITION)

NB: A Successful candidate will be subjected to security clearance procedures. Applicants must be between the age of 18 and 35 years. Candidates who have already participated in an internship programme in any organisation will not be considered. Applicants must submit a separate application and documents for each position that he or she is applying for. Interested candidates must send their applications letters accompanied by their Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of qualifications to: The Human Resources Manager, Gateway Airports Authority Limited , P.O. Box 1309, POLOKWANE 0700, or deliver by hand to :GAAL Administration Building, N1 North , Makhado Road. Faxed or E-Mailed applications will not be considered.

This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer. Remuneration is negotiable. Contact person : Mr. Daniel Malesa (015) 288 0122

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Closing date : 10 May 2012

NB. Applicants are advised to consider their applications unsuccessful, if no response is received within two months Of the closing date.

Competencies and/ or skills required: Financial turnaround strategist with proven track record of clean audit • A recognised 4 years qualification in Finance and Accounting • At least 6 years’ senior management experience in a financial and accounting environment • Experience in strategic planning, supply chain management and its practice notes, financial management, GAAP, developing and implementing accounting and budgeting policies, prescripts and procedures • Extensive knowledge of the application of the Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations, 1999 (as amended), Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 and related legislative frameworks • A valid driver’s licence • Computer (MS Office) literacy • Prepared to work under pressure • A mature person with the ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations at a senior level • Registration with a professional body will be an added advantage. Key responsibilities for the position are as follows: • Direct the organisation in terms of budget, revenue and expenditure, financial administration, including supply chain management, financial planning, management and accounting systems • Support the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managers • Support the Board and the Committees • Manage the relationship with the Department of Roads and Transport, Provincial Treasury and the Auditor General • Establish and manage pertinent structures of governance in improving effective and efficient financial statements and other reports according to GAAP • Implement the pertinent policies and guidelines of the organisation • Implement the performance and development practices and guidelines of GAAL • Maintaining internal and accounting controls • Manage and maintain all Information Technology activities of the organisation • Develop financial risk management strategies and financial plans in line with the strategy and vision of the company • Provide strategic direction in terms of cash flows, borrowing and investment management • Present financial plans and budgets, to the Executive Committee and the board • Ensure ongoing compliance in terms of financial and tax related matters. The GATEWAY AIRPORTS AUTHORITY LIMITED is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and to this extent conducts targeted recruitment for previously disadvantaged individuals. To this extend, we encourage people from all races and also people with disabilities to apply.

Interested candidates must send their application letter, certified copies of qualifications and their Curriculum Vitae to: The Human Resources Manager, Gateway Airports Authority Limited, PO Box 1309, POLOKWANE 0700, Or Hand deliver to: GAAL Administration Building, Landdros Marie Street, Gateway Weg, POLOKWANE, 0699. Faxed or E-Mailed applications will not be considered. Enquiries: 015 288 0122 Closing date: 28 March 2014 NB. If no response is received within two months of the closing date, applicants are advised to consider their applications unsuccessful. The GATEWAY AIRPORTS AUTHORITY LIMITED is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and to this extent conducts targeted recruitment for previously disadvantaged individuals. The Employment Equity of GAAL will apply in filling these positions. As such, we encourage all races and also people with disabilities to apply.

f&i assisTanT strictly Minimum Requirements • NCA accredited • FAIS 1 complete Proof of qualification must accompany your CV. Basic salary of R6 000 plus commission payable. CVs can be sent to hradmin@vwpolokwane.co.za or faxed to 086 609 5742. if you are not contacted within two weeks of submitting your CV, please consider your application unsuccessful. Closing date: 21 March 2014


Local fencers enjoy friendly tourney NEWS

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>> “We only have two fencing clubs in the province” Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

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friendly tournament between Erasabel Fencing Club from Mokopane and Polokwane’s Firebird Fencing Club was well attended at Bolivia Lodge on Saturday. The tournament saw fencers testing each other’s strength in foil and epee in the junior and senior categories. Tournament organiser and Chairperson of Firebird Fencing Club, Tersia Goosen said their main aim with the tournament was to create more awareness and grow the sport in the province. “We only have two fencing clubs in the province and that is not good at all. Firebird has only 12 members and Erasabel has only eight. We would like to enrol more

members in the future,” Goosen said. Goosen said they will be visiting other districts of the province in future to establish more clubs. “We are going to start in Musina and proceed to Sekhukhune. The aim is to set up more clubs in the province so that we can be more competitive,” she said. Goosen invited all aspiring fencers to contact her on 073 450 2224 for more information about the sport or joining the club. Results: Junior Epee: Eben Wagner (Eresabel), Emil Sinclair (Eresabel ) and Mone Mccabe (Firebird) amassed the most points. Senior Epee: Andrew Howitt (Eresabel), Eben Wagner (Erasabel) and Jaycey Pinn (Firebirds) amassed the most points. Junior Foil: Eben Wagner (Eresabel), Emil Sinclair (Eresabel) and Mone Mcabe (Firebirds) attained the most points Senior Foil: Andrew Howitt (Eresabel) followed by Dewalt Venter and Charl Venter (both Firebirds) attained the most points.

Photo: Herbert Rachuene

Eben Wagner (Eresabel) and Damion Pinn (Firebird) during their encounter in the junior Foil category.

Baroka going strong in NFD Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Baroka FC and Black Leopards FC’ s quest of competing in the Premier Soccer League is gaining momentum after the two produced sublime performances in the 2013/2014 National First Division (NFD) season that could earn them a spot in the league. Since the beginning of the season both teams have demonstrated scintillating form winning 90% of their matches and making clear their intentions of competing in the top flight of the league. Baroka, currently in second position of the NFD managed their 12th victory of the season when they beat African Warriors 2-1 at Charles Mopeli Stadium in Free State on Sunday to reach 42 points after 24 matches. Meanwhile, Leopards who are on the form of their lives in the league thumped the struggling Sivutsa Stars 6-1 at Giyani Stadium on Saturday to cement their 3rd position on the log with 41

points after 24 matches. Owner of Baroka FC, Khurishi Mphahlele has attributed the team’s remarkable run in the league to stability and cohesion among players. “Credit must go to the players and technical staff. The team has been together for five years. The players that are playing in the team are the ones who started with the team in the third division. We have kept that core and the most amazing thing is that they know each other and they play for each other. I think that is one of the strengths of the team. Yes, we have signed two or three players from other teams but their contribution is minimal,” Mphahlele said. He also added their aim is to compete in the Premier Soccer League and make the province proud. “We want to make the people of the province proud, but we still have lot of work to do. We are in a position where we cannot rest on our laurels and say we have arrived. We are left with six games and we need to double our efforts in order to achieve our goal of reaching greater heights,” Mphahlele said.

Cage Rage 6 to provide Geen hindernis plenty of excitement is te moeilik nie Die tweede rondte van die Maxxis 4x4 Nasioon Saturday nale Kampioenskappe het Saterdagoggend op Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com The city’s mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiasts can ready themselves for some actionpacked fighting when Cage Rage 6 dubbed “The Revenge” is held on Saturday at the Meropa Casino & Entertainment World. MMA fighters from various parts of Limpopo and Gauteng will test their skills in two weight categories with the winner of each category walking away with R3 000 sponsored by Meropa Casino. MMA fighters can enter for the under 80 kg or over 80 kg categories. There will also be a junior boy’s triple threat contest on the programme. A total of 26 MMA fighters have already entered for Saturday’s tournament, according to Henri Eksteen from Eksteen’s Martial Arts Rainbow Nation Club, who is also the promoter of the event. Tickets for Saturday’s event cost R100 and will be available at the door.

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die Limpopo 4x4-klubbaan op die Silikonpad plaasgevind waaraan sowat 50 bestuurders van spesiaal geboude sowel as omgeboude voertuie deelgeneem het. Volgens die organiseerder van die byeenkoms, Kobie Groenewald, vind die byeenkoms onder streng toesighouding plaas en is onderworpe aan Motorsport Suid-Afrika se reëls. Nooddienspersoneel was soos gewoonlik op die toneel om te verseker dat enige ongevalle onmiddellik aandag geniet. Die baan was baie modderig weens die reën, maar het juis die uitdagings groter gemaak. ‘n TLB-konstruksietrekker was byderhand om voertuie uit die modder te sleep. Die byeenkoms is deur Volkswagen, Toyota, BB Suzuki en Tata geborg.

Foto: Barry Viljoen

Geen bult is te steil vir hierdie 4x4-voertuig nie.

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State auction

Duly instructed by our valued clients, Lepelle-nkumpi Municipality we will sell the following items per public auction on Thursday,

27 March at 10:30 at Municipal Offices in Lebowakgomo. Machinery: 3 x Graders, lawn mowers etc. Vehicles: Various cars and bakkies. 3 x Toyota Hiluxes, 3 x Nissan Tiidas, 2 x VW Golfs, Nissan Navara. Loose assets: Office furniture, computers, office chairs, credenzas, printers, filing cabinets and much more.

Viewing date: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 from 09:00 to 16:00

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.

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


Die skote klap op BJV se skietdag BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail. com

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ie Bosveld Jagters- en Bewaringsvereniging (BJV) het Saterdag die PMP Pro-Amm Groepering Skietkompetisie aangebied waaraan meer as 100 skuts deelgeneem het. Volgens Rudi Myburgh, voorsitter van die Polokwanetak, lê skuts oor ‘n afstand van 100 meter aan en die person met die kleinste groepering is die wenner. Deelnemers kan meer as een teiken koop. Die koste per teiken is R60 en sluit patrone en verversings in. Daar is Saterdag 532 teikens verkoop en 2 128 patrone is geskiet. Deelnemers mag dooierus vat oor ‘n skietbank en sandsakkies is ook toelaatbaar. Gerhard de Villiers was bedrywig by die inskrywingstoonbank om seker te maak dat wapens aan die kompetisiereëls

Patrick Meyer lê aan.

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MEC wishes OBSERVER Limpopo Softball teams best of luck polokwane

voldoen. Die teleskope op die gewere word op 12xvergroting ingestel en met ‘n plakker verseël. BJV is nie net op jag ingestel nie, maar gee ook ‘n aansienlike bydrae vir die Crown Rehabilitasie- en Wildlewe Bewaringsentrum vir vergiftigde en beseerde diere, het Myburgh gesê. Die byeenkoms is deur PMP, die Wildmangroep, Toyota Limpopo, Arms for Africa, Volkswagen Polokwane en Vermont Sales geborg. Derek Venter, die algehele wenner, het met ‘n Remington .308-jaggeweer weggestap en het ook ander pryse ter waarde van R12 000 ontvang. Quintin Reynolds was tweede en Robert Johnson derde. Hannelie Goosen van Makhado was eerste in die damesafdeling en Karin Fourie van Polokwane tweede. In die junior-afdeling was Roelof Myburgh eerste en Brendon Steyn die naaswenner.

HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Mirriam Ramadwa wished the Limpopo Softball team for men and woman good luck ahead of the National Softball Championships during a send-off ceremony held in Polokwane on Tuesday. The team on the same day departed for Cape Town where the championships will take place at the Athlone Sport grounds from 21 to 23 March. Ramadwa said she strongly believes in both teams and knows they will represent the province with pride. “These two teams are the symbol of the province and I know they will live up to our expectations. Although winning is the ultimate goal, sport is not about winning but by participation. To take part is as good as winning because the mere fact that you qualified for the event means you have been winning all the way,” Ramadwa told the players. She also thanked the administrators for their role in growing the sport in the province. “We also

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want to thank them for their efforts. They must keep up the good work and the spirit. We wish all the teams best of luck. They have the potential and the capability to win the championships,” Ramadwa said. The teams: The women’s team, coached by Nthate Pila, consists of Honey Kekana, Havey Kekana, Mitchel Thubakgale (Captain) Rejoice Mmatli, Maishibe Lekalakala, Raesetsa Matsemela, Conny Kekana, Thato Mokonyane, Mmaphefo Mabokela, Goloti Shika, Pat Mothapo, Imelda Mabokela, Precious Mokwena, Tumisang Sebopela, Rosina Rachidi, Thato Kupa, Makgwarane Molomo and Mmathapelo Komape . The men’s team, coached by Maphiri Sethosa, consists of Tidima Kekana, Peter Manaka, Thabo Molaudzi, Nthabi Kekana, Thabang Letswalo, Clement Cheu, Nkomori Chepape (Captain), Matleng Phasha, Thapelo Seshoka, Daniel Mphahlele, Mpho Mahapa, Mandla Motshwenyane, Pontsho Masingi, Thabang Kekana, Jerry Machabaphala, Nkgodiseng Motshelegoane and Mosima Tekanyo.

PHOTO: HERBERT RACHUENE

FOTO’S: BARRY VILJOEN

FOTO: VERSKAF

‘n Paar van die wenners, Roelof Myburgh (junior-wenner), Derek Venter (algehele wenner), Karin Fourie (naaswenner) en Brendon Steyn (naaswenner in die junior-afdeling).

Gerhard de Villiers meet Markus Senekal se geweer.

MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Mirriam Ramadwa wishes team captains Nkomori Chepape and Mitchel Thubakgale success in the upcoming national championships.


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defeat, welcomes new venue sponsor

RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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otwithstanding the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls’ 10-71 defeat against Leopards on Saturday the welcoming of a new venue sponsor assured the day ended on a positive note. Hopes were high among Limpopo Blue Bulls supporters after Blue Bulls player Andy Huysamen succeeded with a penalty kick only three minutes into the game played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday. But things changed swiftly when the Leopards retaliated with a hard hitting attack strategy. In the 20th minute Niyaas Johnson managed to break through the defence barrier of the Leopards scoring a try and bringing the half-time score at 10–35 in favour of the Leopards. Leopards however managed to add to their score during the second half to score a hefty victory. Eleven tries were scored by

Armandt Liebenberg, George Tossel, Rowayne Beukman, Stembiso Mhlongo, AJ Jacobs , SW Oosthuizen, Johan Deysel, Jacques Vermaak, SJ Niemand John-Roy Jenkinson and Stephan Bezuidenhout. Gerhard Nortier converted eight of the tries. During half time Vice President of Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls Charles van Wyk received and welcomed the new venue sponsor for the local team, Zig Trading, suppliers of Below Zero frozen fruit juices. Zig Trading Head of Sales Rudi Botha said the company is considering a long term relationship with Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls. “For now we will remain the venue sponsor for the next three matches to be hosted at the Peter Mobaka Stadium. We would like to become partners in building a rugby brand in Limpopo with Van Wyk and his team. We would also like to become a part of the development of rugby especially among previously dis-

Niyaas Johnson on his way to scoring Limpopo Blue Bulls’ only try of the match.

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Na die afgelope weke se goeie reën was Saterdag se warm weer die ideale geleentheid vir jukskeispelers regoor Limpopo om hul rondomtalie-toernooi terdeë te geniet. Ria Heyman en Christine Kloppers was gelyk in die eerste

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Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls Vice President, Charles van Wyk welcomes Rudi Botha, Head of Sales from Zig Trading, suppliers of Below Zero frozen fruit juices as venue sponsor for the next three local matches.

plek in die vroue-afdeling terwyl Cois van Zyl die manne laat les opsê het. Twaalf spankapteine is Saterdag aangewys en spelers het nommers getrek om die spanne van elke rondte te bepaal. Na afloop van elke kragmeting is die nommers weer in die houer geplaas en spelers het weer die geleentheid gekry om ‘n nommer te trek.

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Links: Christine Kloppers in aksie tydens Saterdag se rondomtalie-toernooi op die plaaslike jukskeibane. Sy en Ria Heyman deel die eerste plek. Regs: Die administrasiedirekteur van Limpopo Jukskei, Anton Botha laat nie op hom wag om te wys hoe jukskei gespeel word nie.

Family day at Polokwane Short Circuit Racing Track WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Young and old motorbike racing enthusiasts had an enjoyable day at the family fun day hosted by the Polokwane Short Circuit Racetrack on Saturday. Also present at the event were

some of the team members of the Zambesi Motorrad Endurance Racing Team with their state-ofthe-art BMW HP 2 motorbike. The city’s bikers also had the chance to test their machines on the racetrack and a good crowd took advantage of Saturday’s sunny weather to visit the track.

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advantaged communities,” Botha said. The next match to be hosted locally will be on 5 April when the Bulls meet with the Pumas.

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OBSERVER 43 Sunny weather greets swimmers for annual Ebenezer Mile WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

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fter two weeks of excessive rainfall throughout Limpopo, Saturday dawned bright and sunny at the Mountain Yacht Club for the annual Ebenezer Mile. The Haenertsburg Rotary Club and all the sponsors involved must once again be complimented for hosting a well-organised and entertaining event. The Ebenezer Dam was filled to capacity and swimmers found the water clear and pollution free for Saturday’s event. The gentle breeze did not make the water choppy and swimmers had a smooth passage for the full duration of the various race categories. Visiting Gauteng swimmer, Kieryn Letley won the Girls u.14 category in an excellent time of 24:28 minutes. Ethan

The winner of the Men’s 14 to 30 age category at the Ebenezer Mile on Saturday, Timothy Varrie from Tzaneen.

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Anderson, an 11-year-old from Polokwane won the boys u.14 category in 24:12 and Justin Hughes was triumphant in the Men’s over 31 age category. Teresa Meyer won the Women’s over 31 age category. In the Men’s 14 to 30 years age category Tzaneen’s Timothy Varrie finished nearly a minute ahead of his nearest competitors in a good time of 21:06. In second place was Dylan Catto in 22:05, closely followed by PEPPS learner, Kamalan Naidoo in third position with a time of 22:09. The Women’s 14 to 30 age race was won by Ginnel Kemp in a time of 26:12. Varrie also won the Men’s 3 000 metre swim in 42:13 and Annelize Mentz the Women’s 3 000 metre swim in 43:56. A total of 364 swimmers entered for Saturday’s event.

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Swimmers at the start of the Women’s under 14 to over 31 age category of the Ebenezer Mile at the Mountain Yacht Club on Saturday.

The winner of the Boy’s u.14 age category of the Ebenezer Mile is Ethan Anderson from Polokwane.

The Girl’s u.14 Ebenezer Mile winner is Kieryn Letley from Gauteng.

The Magoebaskloof Monsters and their dogs balance precariously on the jetty to do their war dance before the start of Saturday’s Ebenezer Mile.

Prisma Comms-atlete gerat vir nasionale kampioenskappe WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Vyf atlete van Prisma Comms Polokwane Atletiekklub is vir die Limpopospan gekies wat van 27 tot 29 Maart aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Skole Atletiekkampioenskappe in Polokwane by die ou Peter Mokaba Stadion deelneem. Remoneailoe Phasha (meisies o.13, 100- en

>> Total of 364 swimmers enter for event >> Junior swimmers dominate event

200 m), Zenobea Jewaskiewitz (meisies o.15, 100- en 200 m), Juané Moolman (meisies o.15,100- en 200 m), Jacques Fouché (seuns o.17,100- en 200 m) en Dewald Stroebel (seuns o.15,100 m hekkies) kom volgende week teen die beste atlete in die land te staan. Nog ‘n spogatleet van die klub, Tshepo Phosa neem in April aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Senior Atletiekkampioenskappe in Pretoria aan die 100 m deel.

Boy’s u.14 Ebenezer Mile winner Ethan Anderson pictured with his proud parents, Rob and Tanya Anderson.

EBENEZER MILE 2014 This well known swimming event took place on 15 March in perfect weather conditions and was well supported by swimmers and the public. Various stalls offering refreshments did brisk trade and everyone enjoyed a great day. The President and members of the Haenertsburg Rotary Club thank all our sponsors and the many volunteers who assisted in making this event a successful one. Special thanks go to “Powerade”, SAB, Steven Lumber (Pty) Ltd Haenertsburg and Supa Quick Tzaneen. The club extends our grateful thanks to all generous sponsors: Afribox Tzaneen, Black Forest Mountain Lodge Haenertsburg, Broadlands Equestrain Estate Polokwane, Case-

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Thohoyandou resident Lazaros Tshikovhi battling the elements on board Investec Africa during the seventh leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from Brisbane, Australia to Qingdao in China.

WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com A 23-year-old Vhembe resident who has never been on a boat before has just completed over 5 000 nautical miles of ocean racing on a Clipper racing yacht in one of the toughest legs in the world’s longest yacht race when they reached Qingdao in China last week. Lazaros Tshikovhi, from Thohoyandou is one of ten young South Africans aged 18 to 23 and the only one from Limpopo, who was chosen to participate in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Sapinda Rainbow Project endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

The unique initiative aims to develop young community leaders of the future who will also raise international awareness and funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was started by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968/9. His vision was to enable people, regardless of their sailing history, the chance to participate in ocean racing no matter what their background. Before joining the group of 670 amateur crew that were on board the twelve yachts that participated in the race, Tshikovhi first had to undergo an intensive training course to familiarise himself all the intricate equipment to be found on a racing yacht. Before embarking on his voyage Tshikovhi said: “I’m really happy to be part of this project. I am starting to live my dream because helping people is something I want to do for the rest of my life. At first the training was hard because I was trying to learn everything like the names of all the equipment on board and what it does. You need

to know what everything is used for and the name of all the equipment in order to be able to do as the skipper instructs.” After passing his initial assessment, the brave young man joined the crew on board the Investec Africa for leg seven of the race that commenced from Brisbane, Australia to Qingdao in China via Singapore and Hong Kong. He has spent nearly two months at sea battling against strong headwinds, slamming waves, threats of piracy and heavy shipping, sailing through warm, sunny weather when the journey started to cold, windy conditions towards the end of the leg. After completing the voyage of a lifetime and arriving in Qingdao, Tshikovhi said it feels great to reach his destination in one piece. “We had many challenges when we left Singapore from huge waves, rain and lightning, and extreme temperature changes. When we left Australia it was very warm and at the end in China it was freezing cold,” he explained. He added that the race toughened him up but the experience was stimulating and rewarding and he would like to introduce sailing to other young people when he arrives home in Thohoyandou in a few weeks time. “Personally the race has shaped my life in many ways, most importantly working with different people from different countries and the new things I have seen and done,” Tshikovhi said. The Clipper Round the World Tacht Race Initiative is funded by the Sapinda Group, an investment holding company with particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. One of their executive committee members, Dirk van Daele participated in the 2009/10 edition of the race and saw how it developed young people from around the world in building their confidence and leadership skills. It inspired him to see how he could offer a similar opportunity to young South Africans who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate in the race. When he gets back to Limpopo, Tshikovhi wants to inspire other young people to take on new challenges that make a difference in other people’s lives.


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