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The thorny issue of procedures being followed correctly or not in the process of rezoning property from agricultural to industrial regarding business rights on the Dalmada/ Baskoppies smallholdings outside Polokwane, has become a major concern with residents living adjacent to a smallholding that is currently the To page 2

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YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com The Provincial Task Team (PTT) of the African National Congress (ANC) was due to study court papers yesterday (Wednesday) following a matter arising from a ruling party elective conference in Mopani region on the weekend. In the meantime judgment is being awaited in a matter that arose from an interdict served on the ANC in Peter Mokaba region on the last day of its conference two weekends ago. According to ANC PTT spokesperson Sello Lediga they were awaiting the documents at around noon yesterday to study before guiding the regional structure in Mopani on the way forward. It was learnt that court papers were served on Tuesday and that the structure in Mopani region was going through a process believed to be similar to the one in Peter Mokaba Region two weekends ago when an interdict attempted to halt proceedings early Sunday morning. He said the matter served in court on Friday and judgement was reserved. Mopani Region went to conference on Friday until Saturday. In the process MEC Seaparo Sekoati was elected regional chairperson, Violet Mathye as his deputy, Basikopo Makamu as regional secretary, Wireless Sedibeng as deputy secretary and Nkankareng Rakgoale as treasurer. When approached for comment Makamu said they were waiting on the ANC PTT to advise them on the legal matter. This past weekend delegates in the Vhembe region also met for a re-run of their conference which resulted in the re-election To page 2

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From page 1 operations site of a granite processing plant. Residents living in close proximity to the offending business have complained of incessant noise levels and high levels of dust emanating from the granite processing business on plot 21 in Baskoppies. Most of the people living in the area are there for the peace and tranquillity, but the increase in businesses activities over the past five years are becoming a problem to residents that have been residing there for more than fifteen years, mainly to escape from the noise of the city. The granite processing plant is allegedly an example of a business enterprise that does not have the interests of the rest of the community close to their hearts. A neighbouring land owner, Mr Joubert van Niekerk said the granite factory has been running for 24 hours a day over the past six months and the noise levels have become unbearable. He added that the high amounts of powder dust generated by the cutting operations are becoming a health hazard as the dust exposes all residents in the area to crystalline silica, a substance classified as a human lung carcinogen. Matters came to a head in October regarding disturbance of the peace which resulted in a visit by members of the Police at 02:30 on the morning of 10 October. The Police referred the matter to the Polokwane Municipality. Van Niekerk says a telephone call to the owner of the granite factory at midnight on the night in question resulted in the owner stating that if the residents stop his machines then they must pay his workers. Van Niekerk added that the workers are in danger of sustaining permanent damage to their lungs as crystalline silica is a Table 1 health risk and the workers are allegedly wearing no protective clothing or masks. He further explained that he has attempted to find documentation relating to the rezoning of the smallholding to allow for the operation of a granite processing factory on the property. He has also approached the municipal records section and officials from the Spatial Planning and Land Use Department at the Polokwane Municipality, but no such record allegedly exists. According to the municipal regulations regarding land use in the area, the smallholdings are meant for domestic and agricultural activities only. At a community meeting held two weeks ago, the influx of new owners in the area that are buying smallholdings for

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he Department of Roads and Transport (DRT) will officially launch their Arrive Alive campaign on Sunday, 1 December at Polokwane International Airport where MEC, Mr Lehlogonolo Masoga will deliver the keynote address. At the same event, Premier Stanley Mathabatha will address taxi owners at an Arrive Alive Taxi imbizo. With some schools in Polokwane already done with their year-end exams, residents of the city are expected to commence their journeys to various holiday destinations soon. The Festive Season is meant to be peaceful and a time for spending with your loved ones, but often ends in tragedy due to the high death toll on the country’s roads. This is mainly due to inconsiderate road users, excessive speeding and drunken driving.

In order to reduce road fatalities in 2013, the DRT has a number of tips for road users during the Festive Season. Spokesperson for the DRT, Mr Jimmy Machaka said motorists can use the following guidelines as a means to get to your holiday destination safely and without incident: • Send your vehicle for a safety check to ensure it is roadworthy before a long journey. • Be patient and considerate to other road users. • Don’t exceed the speed limit. • Be aware of wet road conditions and keep the correct following distance. • Keep an eye out for pedestrians and stray animals on the road. • Be adaptable to different road conditions. • Always obey the rules of the road. • Never overtake on a solid line as this is a major cause of road fatalities. • Take regular breaks to avoid driver fatigue. • Don’t drink and drive.

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relations in Southern Africa, provide dynamic value added services to members of the stan­ dards institute and thereby to its stakeholders. Prisa President-elect Mr Lungile Lose said the establishment of Prisa in the province will challenge and inspire public relations and communications management professionals. “Congratulations on your first meeting in an effort to resuscitate an active professional body in Polokwane and in Limpopo. You have the Prisa Board and the nationwide Prisa branch network to call upon for support at any time because we appreciate your commitment to Prisa and to the profession,” Lose said.

Public relations and communication management professionals from various institutions converged in Polokwane yesterday (Wednesday) for the launch of the Provincial Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa and to discuss the values of Communication as a profession. Provincial Convenor of Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (Prisa), Mr Naledzani Rasila said there is a need to have well informed communication practitioners who uphold the ethos and the values of the profession. “We want communicators who communicate the truth. There are a lot of communicators who are just communicating to please their bosses and by so doing they are depriving consumers with much needed information,” Rasila said. He also said that the reestablishment of the Limpopo Photo: Herbert Rachuene region of Prisa Photographed during the Prisa meeting are Messrs Naledzani Rasila (Limwill foster the popo Regional Convenor), Elias Setati (Member), Ms Welheminah Mabogo professionalisa- (Member), Messrs Malesela Maubane (Prisa Limpopo Coordinator) and Lungile Lose (Prisa President-elect). tion of public

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ela-Bela, one of Limpopo’s favourite holiday destinations for thousands of people, may soon face serious financial issues which could severely impact on service delivery following demands by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that the municipality be placed under administration. Earlier this week the DA voiced their request for the Bela-Bela Municipality to be placed under administration to Premier Stan Mathabatha. The opposition party reiterated the call for the provincial Treasury Department to intervene in the municipality following its failure to table its annual report and thereby not complying with Section 127 of the Local Government and Municipal Systems Act for the third consecutive year. DA Provincial Leader, Mr Jacques Smalle in a telephonic interview said he had met with the property owners’ forum. “It was clear that the municipality now has a blanket approach towards taxpayers. This will in future have bigger repercussion as the municipality will then have to reimburse residents by means of back payments or credit,” he said. The municipality is now in a vulnerable posi-

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tion for almost everyone to question their budget and financial statements for the past three years. “It is impossible to draw up a budget if you don’t have the previous year’s approved budget. This also places a huge risk on the financial management of the municipality,” Smalle said. Smalle said due to the non-compliance, National Treasury has also withdrawn the budget allocation amounting to millions of Rand. “The grant has been withdrawn until the financial bookkeeping is in order which means that basically all services by the municipality will be halted.” The DA has already submitted a dossier to the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) containing incontrovertible documents on why the municipality should be placed under administration. “It is clear that the African National Congress (ANC) led government is not serious about taking service to the people. If we do not get any response from the Premier’s office we will, within a couple of weeks, approach the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli,” Smalle said. Bela-Bela Municipal Spokesperson, Mr Mathomi Sebelebele could at the time of our going to press not be reached for comment.

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Gen Riah Phiyega and Limpopo MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison, Ms Joyce Mashamba, with the three-month-old baby who was allegedly raped by her father almost one month ago. The mother was a guest of honour invited to tell her story about abuse.

Phiyega visited residents of Seshego during a door-to-door campaign utilised to educate and familiarise woman and children with their rights. Later she joined hundreds of residents waiting to catch a glimpse of her at the Ngoako Ramathlodi Indoor Sport Centre on Tuesday where she took part in motivating and encouraging those affected by women and child abuse. The gathering attended by hundreds of members of the community, Police officials and other law enforcement officials saw speakers from different walks of life sharing their personal experience in the hopes of helping women and children speak out against the scourge of violence. One of the testimonies left no dry eyes in the arena when a mother related the story of the rape of her two-year-old toddler and her two-month-old sister. Polokwane Observer previously reported on this matter when the mother returned from hospital to find signs that her two daughters had been allegedly raped by their father. The mother of six from Thohoyandou wept

uncontrollably as she described her ordeal of finding blood stains on her daughters’ nappies. Phiyega during her speech said it is unnecessary for women to die in silence while being abused or victimised. She urged women and children to speak out at all times and to never be afraid of what someone might do to you because of your truths. “It is not always easy speaking to the Police but there are so many other avenues you can take like speaking to a teacher, family member or a friend, although it is still of utmost importance to work together with the Police to reduce victimisation, mental and physical abuse. Police cannot do it alone but together with everyone in a community anything is possible. We as the Police are here today to show that we remain committed to the continuation of detection, investigation and arrest of the perpetrators. It is not a police’s fight but our fight. As a nation you also have the responsibility to make this country safe. Ask yourself what role you are playing in this battle against violence on women and children,” Phiyega advised.

All systems go for Mapungubwe Festival >> This year’s festival is about fostering social cohesion >> Kick-off with a cultural carnival HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

time,” Ramadwa said. Tickets for the gospel festival cost R60 and R140 for jazz festival tickets, available at Computicket outlets nationwide. Department head, Ms Basani Baloyi said they have used R4,5 million to put the festival together. “The Department of Arts and Culture gave us R1,5 million and Provincial Treasury gave us R3 million to put the festival together,” Baloyi confirmed.

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will host the 9th annual Mapungubwe Arts Festival at Library Gardens and the Polokwane cricket grounds from 10 to 15 December. The festival, which celebrates the cultural diversity of the people of the province, will commence on 10 December with a cultural carnival that embodies the spirit of the first modern city in sub-saharan Africa, Mapungubwe, now a World Heritage Site. The carnival will be followed by Mapungubwe Heritage Theatre and Mapungubwe Gospel Festival set to take place respectively at Library Gardens on 11 December and the Polokwane cricket grounds on 14 December. The cricket grounds will also be the venue for the Mapungubwe Jazz Festival on 15 December. “We have exciting line-ups for the jazz festival. People can look forward to the performances of South African music giants Selaelo Selota, The Soil, Stimela, Dr Malinga, Benny Mayengani and Prince Rhangani, Colbert Mukwevho, Toya Delazy, Freshly Ground, Kanda Bongo Man and Lvovo,” MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Mirriam Ramadwa said during the official launch of the festival in Polokwane on Tuesday. Ramadwa stated that this year’s festival is about fostering social cohesion, unity and nation building for the diverse population in our country. “This festival also encourages tourism in our province which has positive economic spin-offs. We are looking forward to the event and people must purchase their tickets on

Mss Mirriam Ramadwa (MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture) and Basani Baloyi (Head of Department) during the unveiling of the artist line-up during the launch of the Mapungubwe Arts Festival in Polokwane on Tuesday.

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CRIME shorts Illegal explosives rife at Beitbridge border Limpopo Provincial Police Commissioner Fanie Masemola has praised the Musina Regional Court for handing down an eight year prison sentence to a 23-year-old Zimbabwean woman, Ms Elita Sibanda who was found guilty of smuggling explosives into the country through the Beitbridge Border Post in October. According to Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi, Sibanda was arrested while travelling in a bus from Zimbabwe to South Africa following a routine Police search at Beitbridge. While busy searching the suspect’s luggage, the Police discovered 26 plastic cartridges and 100 detonators. She was charged for unauthorised importation, supply or possession of an explosive or incendiary device or part thereof and pleaded guilty on all these charges in the Musina Regional Court. During her court appearance she indicated that she bought the explosives from a shop in Harare and that she was transporting it to South Africa with the intention to sell the devices to illegal miners. In conjunction with this, two further arrests were made last week after two more suspects in separate incidents were found with explosives while trying to cross the same border. One suspect was arrested last Tuesday after being found with 13 caps and 13 cartridges and just the following day a second man was also found at the Beitbridge Border with 30 pieces of explosives. Both cases will be heard on 5 December for a formal bail application hearing where the suspects will appear before the Musina Magistrate’s Court on charges of illegal possession of explosives.

Police raids music warehouses

Various music wholesale establishments and stores in Polokwane were raided by the Polokwane Police on Thursday following tip-offs from community members and angry artists stating the company was allegedly selling counterfeit and pirated goods to their customers. Col Ronel Otto, Spokesperson for the Limpopo Police says the Police in partnership with the Hawks have engaged in a fight against piracy. “More than twenty Hawk members partnered with Police officials and artists affected by this pandemic.” Upon arrival at the various establishments, Police officials confiscated all cellular phones of the workers, ensuring the warning message was not spread to their friends and colleagues at other establishments before the Police could confiscate the illegal goods. Otto also said the Police are geared-up and ready for the Festive Season and plan on holding such raids on a continuous basis. “No confiscations and no arrests were made.”

Bus accident claims eleven lives A horrific accident on Friday claimed the lives of 11 people following a head-on collision on the N1 highway near Makhado. Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi, Spokesperson for the Limpopo Police said the bus driver allegedly tried to overtake on a solid line after which the vehicle crashed head first into a vehicle, resulting in the death of 11 people, including the bus driver and all the occupants of the other vehicle. It is further reported that more than 40 people were injured, with six being critical at the time.

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n intensive investigation against a Polokwane paramedic has been launched by the Limpopo Department of Health following the ill-treatment of a patient who had suffered a still birth. The sorrow of losing a child was made worse when a mother, minutes after giving birth, was urged by an indifferent paramedic to run fast and jump into the ambulance as his shift was about to end. The incident occurred recently when a Westenburg resident went into premature labour. The joy of motherhood was cut short upon realisation that her child had died. Whilst lying in bed clutching a child she would never nurse, shock set in and shivers soon turned into shakes, making witnesses fear that she might be having some sort of fit. According to a neighbour on the scene the first call lodged with the paramedics was made around 03:00 while a paramedic only pitched at the scene at 05:59; nearly three hours after the women’s heart-wrenching incident. “When the paramedic arrived on the scene he did not even want to get out of the ambulance and told the witnesses to call the lady and tell her to run and jump in as it was time for him to swop shifts.” The paramedic, whose name is known to the Polokwane Observer, then climbed out of his vehicle and after listening to the explanations of the witnesses he realised the matter might be serious. He made his way to the victim and loaded her onto the stretcher. Ms Adele van der Linde, Spokesperson for the Department of Health said the incident is regrettable and that the department has started

with thorough investigations into the matter. “This will include a report from the family in question, calls logged to the call centre and response time. This will help us deal with the matter in terms of suspending the guilty parties. The matter will be brought to the attention of the Health Professions Council who will help us with the

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investigation in terms of professional ethics and practice and the law. This will assist the department in making sure that health care employees remain professional and put the needs of the public first, at all times. Such conduct cannot be tolerated when lives are at stake,” she stated

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TRANSFORMED Koos Grimbeek

Koos has lost 52 kg in this challenge. He required help from Pieter Theron, a personal trainer at Bodylife Magazyn Street. Pieter trained him using HIIT methods with additional cardio exercises. His eating plan consisted of low carbohydrate, high protein and essential fatty acids. Koos initially wanted to lose 50 kg and he exceeded the goal that he set for himself. Well done Koos, it is amazing!

Bernie Davids

*Weight loss: 6 kg *Body fat % loss: 8% *Muscle Gain: 6% Bernie trains five times a week. With his training partner Allan he does resistance training with heavy weights, and additionally runs 3 km and also does abdominal exercises six times a week. He also follows the Weigh Less eating plan that includes all food groups in moderation.

Andre Joubert

Weight loss: 16 kg Fat percentage lost : 11%. In his weight training programme Andre did a 6 week Crossfit routine where he says he definitely got the best results. He trained twice a day by doing cardio in the morning and weight training in the evening. He invites all the guys that think aerobics is only for women to try a class at Bodylife, and says their perspective will most definitely change.

Michael van Heese

His fat percentage before he started was 19,84% and he now stands on 11,46%. He started with a bodyweight of 89 kg and now weighs 79 kg. His muscle mass increased from 42% to a proud 47%. He says he trains from Monday to Saturday. He decided not to train with a personal trainer as he wanted to train like this to prove to himself that it is possible to achieve one’s goals by oneself and he feels he will also be able to maintain it by himself. His straining routine consisted of 1 hour cardio in the morning, which includes 30 min of Vusi’s functional training classes and he also did Wollies’s 15 min HIIT classes at 17:15 at Bodylife Macdonald Street. Jaco Benadie from Bodylife Magazyn Street assisted him with a diet. His diet can be found on his blog: www.bodylifetransformchallenge. wordpress.com He says he has been Coca-Cola and KFC free for six months.

Hans Smith

At 18 Hans is our youngest contender and he has had great success with his transformation. With the help and guidance of Jaco Benadie, a personal trainer at Bodylife Magazyn Street, he has lost a total of 11 kg. His muscle mass has increased from 35,2% to 45,91% and he body fat went down from 19,86% to an amazing 10,88%. Jaco says that Hans is one of the most dedicated people he has worked with. He never had a problem sticking to his rigid diet and he always showed up in the gym with a smile and ready to train. One of the things that we respect him for is the fact that he managed to diet straight through his matric farewell with no cheating in mind. Now that is dedication!!

We are proud to announce our strongest contenders in our first ever Bodylife Transformed Challenge 2013. These individuals have shown great dedication from the start and the results you see here today truly speak for themselves. David van Ryneveld, owner of Bodylife Training Facilities and Crossfit Polokwane, had a mental transformation as well as a physical one in mind when he decided to host a transformation challenge of this capacity. He had each contestant keep a journal of what they went through on a daily basis, the challenges they faced and the obstacles they overcame while busy tranforming the mind and body in this 6 month challenge with great success. These individuals have put in a lot of hard work and dedication and they are now reaping the benefits... Well done to each and every one on your achievements thus far...

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Adelé Jacobs

Total Weight Loss: 1,3kg Total body fat Loss: 3,18% Total muscle percentage gained: 7,47% Adele says she is her own personal trainer and trained 45 minutes per day, five days a week. Her programme consists of compound weight training combined with strength, resistance and heavy weight training with very limited cardio intake. The diet she follows is low carb, high protein and moderate fat most of the time, although she says she increases her carb intake every 5th week and maintains it for a duration of 7 days, where after she lowers her carb intake again.

Ronel van der Hoff

Her total weight loss in this challenge is an amazing 29 kg. Her muscle gain went from 32.28% to 33.86%. She trains at Crossfit Polokwane five times a week under the qualified supervision of David van Ryneveld. At Crossfit Polokwane same routines are never repeated because the belief at Crossfit is: routine is the enemy. The training consists of power lifting movements combined with certain gymnastic related exercises and cardiovascular training at a high intensity and is constantly varied. It is the toughest workout regimen there is.

Petronella Ballantyne

Her weight before she started was 98,3 kg and she finished on 76 kg.Her body fat percentage used to be 21,2% and she ended on and amazing 12,04%. Her muscle mass before was 36% and she picked it up to 42,45%. Her exercise routine consisted of compound weight training combined with strength and resistance training, heavy weight training and cardio two times a day. She followed a low carb, high protein diet.

Nicole Keulder

Nicole weighed 56 kg when she started this challenge and she now weighs 47,2 kg. Her body fat percentage was 19% and currently stands on 9,49%; her muscle mass increased from 42% to a solid 47,35%. Nicole has a very small frame and she wanted to add some muscle in order to not be too skinny. She is a mother of one-year-old baby boy and wanted to prove to other mothers that you can achieve what you set your mind to. She trained with personal trainer Elzet Benadie at Bodylife Magazyn Street. Elzet incorporated Crossfit routines together with heavy weight training and she had Nicole doing extra cardio exercises first thing in the morning. Her diet was also closely monitored and consisted of high protein, moderate fat and very low carbohydrates.

Ronel Els

Ronel has become an inspiration to her colleagues and friends. She is a mother and wife with a full time job at the SAPD. She has lost 17 kg, which is brilliant for someone who often works away from home. She trains with personal trainer, Elzet Benadie, at Bodylife Magazyn Street. Elzet watches her intensity closely making sure she pushes herself to the best of her abilities. Ronel has made an amazing transformation in body and mind. She says it is wonderful to see how positive energy rubs off on the people around her. Elzet has been very strict about Ronel’s diet and she is now reaping the benefits.

Estelle Buitendach

Her fat percentage went down from 16% to 9,9%, and her weight dropped from 60 kg to 52,5 kg. Estelle has had great support from her husband and children and it has carried her through the tough times in this six month journey. She has also required the help from Elzet Benadie at Bodylife Magazyn Street, who keeps her diet in check and her training constant and at a high intensity. It has been a very spiritual journey for Estelle as she says that her strength for the day comes from listening to praise and worship while she does her cardio at 05:00 in the morning. She feels she has already conquered, come win or lose!!

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Ms Margaret Mathabatha, Limpopo First Lady with learners of Boiketlo Primary School during her birthday celebrations last Friday.

Boiketlo shares birthday wishes with First Lady > It was a moving gesture by her > To share all the joy and happiness with the loved ones especially children Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

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impopo First Lady, Ms Margaret Mathaba­ tha last Friday celebrated her birthday with the learners of Boiketlo Primary School in Seshego’s Zone 3. Mathabatha who, with her husband Premier Stan Mathabatha returned from the Ukraine earlier this year, said she was happy to share her birthday with the learners of Boiketlo. “Children are the future of the world. I chose to celebrate this special day of mine with them because they are very close to my heart. It is moments like these where one needs to share all the joy and happiness with loved ones, especially children,” Mathabatha said. One of the learners, Lesego Ralehlaka thanked the First Lady for choosing their school as the focal point of her birthday cel­

ebrations. “She could have chosen other schools but she chose us. It was a moving gesture by her. We thank her for her generosity and her humil­ ity. I have never heard of the First Lady before; it is my first time seeing her and dancing with her. I enjoyed every moment especially the cake,” Lesego said. During the celebrations, Mathabatha called on Government and the private sector to empower children in order to create a better society. “When we empower our children, we will have empowered not only for themselves, but for their future and future generations. Gov­ ernment and private institutions should not pay lip service but put money where their mouth are, in the empowerment of these children. With that, we will have defeated poverty and cut down on crime,” Mathabatha said. “We know that South African children, es­ pecially those in our rural province of Limpopo need a school with a better roof over their heads, decent toilets, electricity and better roads. If we get these basic necessities for our children, bound together with an oppor­ tunity to be loved, we will defeat the world,” Mathabatha concluded.

Streets to be disrupted with bestowing freedom of city ceremony RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Tomorrow (Friday) Polokwane will be taken back in history when Executive Mayor Freddy Greaver bestows the freedom of the city on South African Defence Force unit, Regiment Christiaan Beyers. Motorists are warned of disruptions in Church Street as well as in the vicinity of Jack Botes Hall, Landdros Maré, Bodenstein and Thabo Mbeki streets where the regiment will conduct a parade expected to be characterised by precision marching to the beat of drums,

flying colours and fixed bayonets. Municipal Communications Manager, Ms Tidimalo Chuene said the freedom of the city is a ceremonial honour, usually bestowed upon a unit with historic ties to the area, as a token of appreciation for their long and dedicated service. The presentation will take place at 10:00 opposite the Jack Botes Hall from where Greaver will confer the honour thereby allow­ ing the unit the privilege of marching through the city. Regiment Christiaan Beyers, initially Second Regiment Botha, was formed in 1951.

Gemeenskap genooi om Geloftedag te vier Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Die gemeenskap word genooi om die Doorn­ kraal Feesterrein van 9 tot 15 Desember om 18:30 te besoek waar die Geloftefeesdireksie die aanloop tot die jaarlikse Geloftedagvieringe hou. Mnr Johan Willemse, voorsitter van dié direksie sê die gelofte sal elke aand voorgelees word waarna die gaste kan terugkeer huis toe. Op 16 Desember (Geloftedag) begin die ver­ rigtinge om 09:00 met die hys van historiese vlae wat deur samesang en ‘n jeugprogram gevolg word. Om 10:00 vind die kransleg­ ging plaas en inwoners kan hul eie kranse in

eerbied by die historiese gedenktekens plaas Die feesrede word daarna deur kol Ferdi van Rooyen van die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Weermag se reserwemagte gelewer. ‘n Gedenksteen sal terselfdertyd opgerig word om die Groot Trek se 175ste herdenking te vier. Willemse sê die steen kos die direksie sowat R30 000 en die gemeenskap is welkom om ‘n bydrae te maak. Na afloop van die verrigtinge sal die braai­ vleisvure hoog brand. Feesgangers word genooi om piekniekmandjies vir die geleent­ heid te pak. Vir meer besonderhede kan Willemse by 015 297 5922 of 072 197 3134 geskakel word.

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Trade and Industry consult with public on removal of adverse credit info RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Only a few concerned consumers and stakeholders from Polokwane pitched on Tuesday to meet with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) during a public consultation on the removal of adverse credit information. According to DTI Deputy Director, Mr Klaas Mokaba the purpose of the consultation was to obtain comments and inputs from consumers and stakeholders on the removal of adverse credit information from the profiles of those who will qualify in terms of proposals published in the Government Gazette No 36889 by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Rob Davies in September. “The idea is to interact with consumers who were listed as slow payers, have judgements on their salaries or who have been handed over for collection. In future we might see identified people with clean credit records and able to apply for a loan or credit again,” Mokaba said. He added that the proposal is supported by the introduction of affordability assessment guidelines for creditors to follow before granting loans to consumers again. “There will always be the possibility that consumers might fall into bad debt again, but the consumers should learn to be honest when applying for credit. Lying about your income or expenses will have a negative impact when the repayment period starts,” Mokaba warned. PHOTO: RC MYBURGH

Deputy Director of the Department of Trade and Industry, Mr Klaas Mokaba addressed consumers during a public consultation on the removal of adverse credit information.

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possible not only to provide livelihood to those who are in dire straits, but also an opportunity for government to improve service delivery by bringing services closer in a manner that seeks to empower communities in the broader manner.” He said scooping the top awards in the country is a great achievement for the municipality and showcases the commitment to improve the quality of infrastructure that would impact the lives of the communities in a positive way. He added that the municipality will however not judge itself by the number of awards it receives, but by the standard and quality of services that it provides to the communities and by improving the lives of the

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people it serves. The EPWP aims to provide poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed to carry out socially useful activities at the EPWP. In the programme, public bodies from all spheres of government, in terms of their normal mandates and budgets, and the non-state sector, which are supported by government incentives, purposefully raise the creation of work opportunities for unemployed and poor people in South Africa through the delivery of public and community services. Training and enterprise development are implemented in sector-specific programmes to enhance service delivery and beneficiary well-being.

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he city’s ageing and frequently failing water infrastructure despite, Polokwane Municipality was still bestowed two national awards for best infrastructure by Minister of Public Works, Mr Thulas Nxesi during the Kamoso National Awards ceremony held in October. The municipality also won awards, one for best construction project infrastructure for the construction of the Lawton Bridge and the other in the maintenance programme for Ema o iphidishe Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) community based routine maintenance programme during the provincial Kamoso Awards ceremony hosted at Bolivia Lodge last week. MEC for Public Works, Mr Dickson Masemola at the ceremony said the Polokwane Municipality came out tops out of 284 municipalities countrywide in the category for Best Local Municipality, especially in the implementation of the EPWP. Polokwane Executive Mayor, Cllr Freddy Greaver in a recent press release was quoted saying: “As government respond to the challenge of unemployment the EPWP makes it

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Polokwane’s provincial EPWP awards are displayed by Ms Conny Mametja (Municipal Manager), Mr Dickson Masemola (Public Works MEC), Kgošigadi Moremadi Mothapo, Cllr Freddy Greaver (Executive Mayor) and Rev John Mokoena.


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29 November >> Steve Hofmeyr tree by Bolivia Lodge op. Kaartjies is R100 vir volwassenes en R50 vir kinders. Kaartjies is by Nitruco Hardware in Cycad Centre te koop. Skakel 082 563 0189. 29 November tot 7 Desember >> Die opwindende jaarlikse Kersmark word by die AGS Taberna Dei Moederkampus, hv Jorissen- en Websterstraat aangebied en sal weeksdae van 10:00 tot 19:00 en Saterdae van 09:00 tot 20:00 oop wees. Skakel 082 650 8811 vir meer besonderhede. 29 November to 31 January >> A retrospective exhibition of Limpopo artist Jackson Hlungwani’s work, including 45 works of art and unique documentary photographs, is held at the Polokwane Art Museum. Contact Amos Letsoalo at 015 290 2177 or visit their website at www.polokwane.gov.za for more information. 30 November >> Oom Karoolus en Lente se nuwe ‘Die Moewie’ word by die Gereformeerde Kerk, Pietersburg-Noord met ‘n vertoning om 10:00 en 15:00 bekendgestel. Kaartjies kos R30 per persoon en is by Akademie Reformia te koop. Skakel 075 298 8145. 30 November >> The Raymond Shihawu

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Foundation, in collaboration with Beyond Entertainment Movement (BEM), hosts the first ever Limpopo Hip Hop Awards at the Library Gardens auditorium from 18:00. Contact Tlakale Mogowe on 083 574 6018 for more information. 30 November >> Ondersteun die Sisters and Brothers in Heels-projek ter bewusmaking van die geweld teen vroue en kinders en stap sowat 4 km om die twee Peter Mokaba stadions. Registrasie is R100 vir ‘n individuele inskrywing, R80 per persoon in ‘n span van tien of meer en R50 vir kinders ouer as twaalf. Kinders onder 12 is gratis. Skakel David Booth by 083 655 2678. 1 Desember tot 1 Januarie >> Ondersteun die Polokwane Kinder- en Gesinsorg se Kersliggieprojek by hul kantore in 42A Jorissenstraat. Die tuine is elke aand tussen 19:00 en 21:00 oop en gesinne kan met hul piekniekmandjies kom uitkamp. Skakel Lorette Bosch by 015 297 3326 vir meer besonderhede. 1 December >> Mina’s Art Café & Farm Venue celebrates the first anniversary of the very popular Neighbourhood Market that attracts hundreds of supporters. The market is open once every quarter of the year and aims at showcasing the very best food and products as well as home crafted beers and cordials that the Magoebaskloof, Haenertsburg and Tzaneen area have on offer. Contact Denise Tooley on 083 980 8433 for more information.

Local cyclists showed overwhelming support for a good cause on Saturday when they participated in the Cycle Lab Family Fun Day held at the Polokwane Go-cart Track. The event was organised to benefit Hope for Children, an organisation that cares for disadvantaged children. A mountain bike, valued at R8 000 and sponsored by Sydney Rickett, as

advanced stage to make the event an annual one given the response from the cyclists. He commended everyone involved and said that they are proud to have been able to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged persons. Results: Overall men’s winner, all categories: Maurice Ferreira Overall women’s winner, all categories: Annaleen Visagie

well as two impalas sponsored by Riaan de Beer of HR Protect, were won in a raffle that was enthusiastically supported. The bike was won by Luca Fourie while Alta Fourie and Dawid Pauw won the impalas. “It was a good event with overwhelming support. It was also good to see cyclists battling each other on the time trail, all in the name of charity,” Jaco Fourie, organiser of the event said. He also stated that plans are at

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Henro Malan, Jacques Neethling, Stephan Visagie, Annaleen Visagie, Kgosi Mashabane, Schalk Janse van Rensburg and Bernard Pretorius were among the cyclists who raced for a good cause on Saturday.

The Cycle Lab team of JP Venter, Joe Mailula, Jaco Fourie (Event Organiser), Sonja Teixeira (Owner) and Christian Visagie.

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Past Mpfariseni Mutambedzo of the Living Gospel Church in Sekurung Village, Ga-Mphahlele believes the completion of the first phase of the church complex will assist in their quest for curbing societal challenges the young people in the area are confronted with. Speaking during the opening of the first phase of the church on Saturday Mutambedzo said the church will bring a brand new society all together. “This is what the community needs. Most of our young people are finding it hard to deal with some societal challenges. We

Living Gospel Church to help in curbing societal challenges

don’t have enough churches here, we are saying they must come for prayer, healing and this church will give them solace in life. We don’t want them to resort to anything sinister but the Lord and the church is the right place to be,” Mutambedzo said. He also revealed that they are planning to build a clinic and an old age home at the yard. “These are some of the things we don’t have in this area. People walk long distances to access these kind of facilities; we want to have them closer to people,”

Mutambedzo said. One of the many young people in the area, Mr Thomo Sekuruwe said the church will uplift the spirits of young people who have given up on life in the area. “A lot of young people have given up on life because things are not working out for them. The rate of unemployment is very high and those who are not employed are struggling to cope with the situation. I believe this place of worship will give them hope,” Sekuruwe said.

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Workshop area.

Parts are stored under roof for protection from the elements.

An aerial view of Partland’s auto parts branch.

Engine store.

Partland’s new commercial vehicle parts branch.

Partland Auto 69 Fosfaat Street, Laboria Tel: 015 293 0038/9 RC MybuRgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Polokwane’s longest established used parts dealer, Partland, celebrates its 25th year in business. Partland was founded in 1988 by well known businessman, the late Gus Menzies, who then identified the need for quality used parts in the region. Owner, Malcolm Menzies, attributes Partland’s success and steady growth over the years to the loyalty and dedication of its staff and the devoted support from the local community and motor industry. Partland specialises in used parts for most late model vehicles and recently expanded its operations to cater for the light and heavy commercial sector. Used parts recovered from accident damaged vehicles are evaluated and then stored to ensure that they are fit for resale. Partland’s yard layout features designated areas for the various stages of harvesting parts, and epitomises their pride in serving their customers with care and professional advice from clean, safe and well organised premises. As an additional service to customers Partland also stocks quality new replacement parts. Partland also sells affordable, repairable vehicles (rebuilds). Most of these vehicles have minor damage and can be acquired and repaired at a fraction of the cost of a similar used vehicle. Interested customers are welcome to view these vehicles at our Auto and Commercial branches. Partland would like to thank all their valued customers for their loyal support over the years, and would like to wish all a wonderful festive season and a prosperous new year.


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a car who pulls up next to you or asks for directions, they can ask adults. • Do not accept gifts from any person you do not know. The sweets or gifts could be poisoned or they could be using it to lure you into trouble. • Never open your front or back door to people you do not know. They will even sometimes lie and tell you they were sent by your parents. If so, they can always come back when your parents are present. • Always tell an adult where you are going, with who and when you will return. • Your body is your private property and you have the right to say no to anyone who attempts to touch you in a manner that is not appropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable.

Valid from Wednesday 27 November to Sunday 1 December 2013. All prices in South African Rands.

Me Lizette van der Walt van Clover Polokwane ontvang ‘n geskenk omdat hul die meeste spanne ingeskryf het.

Me Monica de Beer van Northern Academy het saam met die leerders R33 400 ingesamel.

Me Tanja Castelyn van Mikes Chicken ontvang ‘n geskenk vir die besigheid wat die meeste geld, R8 800 ingesamel het.

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Kansa maak Relay-inkomste bekend MARIËTTE SNYDER >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Danksy die volgehoue ondersteuning van die Polokwane-publiek met Kansa se jaarlikse Relay for Life-projek kan die organisasie R374 750.46 in hul sak steek. Dié bedrag is Sondag tydens ‘n ete wat onder meer deur die spankapteine bygewoon is, by Bolivia Lodge bekendgemaak. Bolivia Lodge het die funksie geborg. Mnr Rory Smythe, Relay for Life komitee-voorsitter het instansies en individue wat die projek se sukses verseker het, bedank. Clover Polokwane het die prys ontvang vir die meeste spanne, 20, wat ingeskryf het én die borgskap van die Relay for Life-gelukbringer, Lifty. Northern Academy het die meeste geld, ‘n volle R33 400 as organisasie ingesamel en Mikes Chicken het as korporatiewe span die meeste geld, R8 800 geïn. Little Blessings Pre-School het die meeste gees getoon omdat hulle volgens Smythe die hele aand spanlede op die baan gehad het en tot die volgende oggend om 06:00 in goeie gees die projek gesteun het. Smythe het me Petro van Rensburg, wat vir die oorlewendes se etes gesorg het, bedank vir haar onselfsugtige bydrae. Die niewinsgewende organisasie wat die meeste geld ingesamel het, is die Greater Mercy Ministries met meer as R2 000. Oor die ongelukkige gebeurtenis waar ‘n leerder in besit van dwelmmiddels betrap is, sê hy: “Na die voorval het die leerder ‘n brief aan ons geskryf waarin hy om verskoning gevra het en verduidelik het dat hy jammer is dat hy die geleentheid, waar mense saamstaan teen kanker, misbruik het en gevra of hy volgende jaar saam met die oorlewendes en ondersteuners om die baan kan stap.” Smythe sê die komiteelede het soos elke jaar hard gewerk om kankerlyers te steun “Die komitee is ‘n groep vrywilligers wat baie van hul tyd opoffer om die projek se sukses te verseker. Van die lede sit vir ure by besighede om hul samewerking te vra en moet soms

tot vier keer teruggaan omdat die besluite nog nie geneem is nie. Dit is ons passie om die gemeenskap te dien, maar soms is dit baie moeilik en breek dit ons selfvertroue af. Dankie vir die wat uit hul pad gegaan het om ons te help,” vertel hy. Me Janie Wierenga, Relay for Life-koördineerder het aan gaste verduidelik waarvoor die geld gebruik word. Die dienste wat Kansa lewer, sluit die Theunis Fichardt Hospitium, TLC-saal by die Polokwane Provinsiale Hospitaal, die Cansa Care Lodge, kliniekdienste aan die gemeenskap en besighede sowel as inligting en opvoeding oor kanker, in. Die TLC-saal het in 2013 sowat R582 000 gekos waarvan die grootste skenkings uit die gemeenskap gekom het. Die hospitium se uitgawes het die afgelope jaar volgens Wierenga meer as R2 miljoen beloop. Sowat 277 pasiënte is vir 2 036 dae versorg. Van die koste word van die mediese fondse verhaal en privaatpasiënte betaal self. Me Adri Ras, Kansa-streeksbestuurder sê die tariewe dek nie die werklike koste van die omvattende diens nie. Wierenga sê die Cansa Care Lodge, waar pasiënte se familie tuisgaan, se uitgawes per dag beloop sowat R450. Kansa vra slegs R200 per persoon per dag wat drie etes insluit. Sommige mense kan slegs R100 bekostig. Die kliniekdienste wat hulle by die hospitium sowel as by besighede lewer, sluit borsondersoeke, veltoetse, onkologie, berading en die druk van informasiepamflette in. Wierenga sê die meeste van dié dienste word teen ‘n lae tarief by die hospitium gelewer en besighede betaal R50 per persoon. Sou die maatskappy ‘n groot donasie gee, is daar nie ‘n bedrag per persoon nie. Benewens die Relay for Lifeprojek is Kansa deur die jaar met ander projekte besig. Volgende jaar vind die projek op 10 Oktober plaas en Smythe doen ‘n beroep op die gemeenskap om nou reeds hul spanne in te skryf. David Booth sal volgende jaar die komitee as voorsitter lei.

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Die Relay for Life-komitee wat vanjaar se projek seepglad laat verloop het. Voor is mee San Kotze (spyseniering) en Wilma Jocks (oorlewendes). Agter is mee Sonja Randall (bemarking), Janie Wierenga (koördineerder), Adri Ras (Kansa-streeksbestuurder), Harleen Idensohn (spanne), Monica de Beer (luminaria) en mnre David Booth (logistiek) en Rory Smythe (voorsitter). Agter is mnr Bertus Kirstein (ondervoorsitter).

With the hustle and bustle of the Festive Season looming there are many parents who dread the time of year as the safety of children is always under threat in populous areas such as Limpopo. Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi, Spokesperson for the Limpopo Police says the month of December is always a dangerous one as many parents are still working while their children are on holiday. Mulaudzi says one of the most important things to remember is that parents should always be responsible for their children’s well-being, no matter how old the child is. Parents should always make it

their business to know where their children are, what they are doing and with whom. “Always ensure that your children are under the supervision of a trustworthy adult.” Another thing high on the list is that most parents assume that they have to wait 24 hours before reporting your child as missing.“This is not true, when your child is missing never wait and report it immediately to your nearest Police station.” Teach your children their address and contact numbers from a very early age, in case they might need it to find you. “Parents’ names, numbers and addresses are very important.” Children should be taught the following rules: • Never get into a car with strangers and never speak to someone in


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Gilani Tile Warehouse celebrates its first birthday

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>> ‘We have professionals and young home owners who want to keep ahead of the times’ >> The father and son team combines old genius with new blood and a passion for bringing quality KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

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Staff members at Gilani Tile Warehouse.

Messrs Sarfaraaz and Sikie Hassim.

General workers, Messrs Akhdar Khalifa and Daniel Dikgale.

Lifestyle Centre of its kind in Polokwane, that combines the requirements of home owner, hobbyists, built industry professionals from architects to contractors, and the trade and general public. This bigger and better showroom will change the way the development industry views access to global and local products for interior and exterior use. Limpopo has much to look forward to. With an organizational background in FMCG, imports and a range of wholesale and retail infrastructure, their joint experience is sufficient to bring a powerful new flavour and reach to the development industry. The brand reputation in a relatively short span of time speaks for itself as interest has been generated from far and wide. The slogan promises to continue tiling Limpopo for less, to make home improvement easily accessible to all. Gilani provides personal service and encourages customers to come in with plans so that they can be provided hands on advice and a free quotation to their specifications. Gilani has improved the range to include porcelain tiles, cornices, ceiling tiles, PVC panels, decorative products for interiors, and 3D wall art. Gilani guarantees the widest range of local and international products while competitively driving prices lower even despite global pressure against the rand, using a flexible network model that is able to source the best quality goods at the most competitive price, bringing the latest styles from around the world to your doorstep.

ahead of the times, and this way they don’t have to go too far to find what they’re looking for,” says Hassim who with over 40 years varied business interest, was the local partner of one of the original cash and carry trades in the 1980’s with Jumbo Cash and Carry, and went on to develop a portfolio of retail stores brand Cosmetic Superstore, that drew on his networks within the cosmetic industry as well as the imports of house ware and luxury goods. Subsequently, Sikie created a household brand in Sikie Jumbos Homemart, a retail outlet and distribution centre for the specialised imports from China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and listed quality local products. This is the expertise that the planned Lifestyle Centre will be able to draw on in early 2014, moving beyond the soft domestic goods to the broader needs of homemakers. Together, the father and son team combines old genius with new blood and a passion for bringing quality to ever new local markets. To commemorate the progressive nature of this business, the team has aimed at establishing the first comprehensive

ne year since the opening of Gilani Tile Warehouse in Polokwane, owner Mr Sarfaraaz Hassim has established the business as a brand that guarantees the lowest prices in Limpopo. With the mentorship of and partnering with his father, highly reputed businessman, Mr Sikie Hassim, the organisation has long standing links to global imports and local manufacturers to bring together a competitive and broad range of products to Limpopo home owners and industry professionals. “Having travelled around the world, it’s important to take from the experiences we’ve seen and want to bring those market experiences into our emerging developments especially here in Limpopo. We have professionals and young home owners who want to keep Gilani Tile Warehouse.

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Bolivia Lodge borg bejaardes se Kersete Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com “Dit is ‘n eer om in die posisie te wees om iets vir my medemens te doen. Ek besef elke dag hoe geseënd ek is om mense van jul portuur te ken.” Met die woorde het mnr Dawie Botes, mede-eienaar van Bolivia Lodge die inwoners van Vergeet my Nie Behuisingskema Vrydag met hul jaarlikse gratis Kersete by Bolivia Lodge verwelkom. Botes het spesiaal melding gemaak van sy Sondagskoolonderwyser van 1957, mnr Stoffel Raaths se vrou, Bettie, een van die gaste. Me Anneliese Bothma, bestuurder van Vergeet my Nie en Martha Hofmeyr Tehuis vir Bejaardes het Botes en sy personeel bedank vir die ete en gesê die inwoners kon nie uitgepraat raak oor die smaaklike spesialisdisse wat voorgesit is nie. Bolivia Lodge se besondere Kersversierings op die tafels het tot die feestelike atmosfeer bygedra.

Foto’s: Mariëtte Snyder

Mnr Dawie Botes, mede-eienaar van Bolivia Lodge wat die Kersete geborg het saam met me Bettie Raaths. Raaths se man, Stoffel het vir Botes as jong seun Sondagskool gehou.

Bolivia Lodge het vir ‘n besonderse Kersete vir die inwoners van Vergeet my Nie gesorg. Links is mee Sonja Randall, bemarkingsbestuurder van Bolivia Lodge, Anneliese Bothma, bestuurder van Vergeet my Nie en Martha Hofmeyr Tehuis vir Bejaardes en mnr Dawie Botes, mede-eienaar van Bolivia Lodge.

Inwoners van Vergeet my Nie, mnr Boet van Staden en Nakkie Lingenfelder geniet die ete. Regs: Mnre Aubrey Moetjie en Raymond Madiba van Bolivia Lodge.

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EFF mass gathering to coincide with Malema appearance YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com A night vigil was in the planning for yesterday evening (Wednesday) prior to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s expected court appearance this morning (Thursday). According to EFF Limpopo Convenor Michael Mathebe they were mobilising for 1 000 supporters to join last Monday’s gathering at the time of Malema’s last appearance but surprisingly a crowd of about 4 000 turned up, which could be the case again this time round. He said permission has been granted for their members to gather for a night vigil at Jack Botes Hall from where they would proceed to the open parking lot opposite the Police station this morning. The programme for the line-up of speakers and performers still had to be finalised, he added. In the meantime EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi issued a statement referring to the attack on EFF member, poet and singer Bigg Dogg on the weekend, days after his performance on stage in Polokwane which coincided with Malema’s last court appearance. “Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) unequivocally condemns the violence that has been orchestrated against the rank and file and community activists of the red beret revolutionary movement,” he said. He continued blaming an ANC-linked group for disrupting an EFF public meeting in Zenzele, West Rand that led to a teenager allegedly getting shot Friday night. The following night, he stated, Bigg Dogg got attacked, poisoned and dumped in Tembisa River after the opening of the EFF Ekurhuleni regional offices. “EFF calls on the African National Congress (ANC) to come out against such acts done in

its already wicked name, least this launches us into yet another cold violent night of ‘black on black violence’. Sharp political contestations should never have to lead (in)to violence. The silence of the ANC, since the first hooligan disruptions at EFF’s conception stages moons ago, is an indirect encouragement of political intolerance and violence.” Asked about the possibility of similar incidents in Limpopo, Mathebe said none had been experienced in the province thus far. In a statement the Limpopo Police warned that security would be tight during Malema’s appearance with the streets around the court building having been closed for traffic today from 06:00.

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Zimbabwean orphans Precious and Rebecca Zwikonyo left their homeland and came to Polokwane where they are now pursuing their dream of an education and better life.

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They were forced to traverse the crocodile infested Limpopo River in search of a better life in South Africa. Zimbabwean sisters Precious and Rebecca Zwikonyo were left orphaned after their parents died in separate car accidents a few months apart. They were forced to leave school to go and live their grandmother who was by then already caring for 11 grandchildren. The sisters explained that as a family they were well-off but after the death of their parents the family took everything their parents had worked hard for and left them stranded. “My grandmother was a widow and did not have the means to support us financially. She could hardly get hold of enough money to feed everyone and could not afford to pay our school fees. We were compelled to drop out of school and we had to work as servants to earn money to give to my grandmother to buy food,” Precious said. They said that usually girls their age in the same situation would end up on the streets as prostitutes but not them – they dreamt of going back to school. In December last year their aunt visited their grandmother and offered to bring them to South Africa where they would be able to find work. “She pointed out that my sister and I were only making the burden on my grandmother’s shoulders heavier by remaining in her care. We contemplated the idea but when the time came to leave my aunt stated that she could not take us anymore because she had spent the money that was meant to pay for our transport,” Rebecca recalled. When things became worse and they were left with no food on the table they decided to take charge of their situation and took a taxi to the Limpopo River. “Our trip was dreadful to say the least. All our luggage was stolen and we had no money. Lucky for us we met some people who helped us find our way to the Polokwane Child and Family Care Society where we met the most wonderful and compassionate people who took care of us,” Rebecca said. The social workers at the society made arrangements with Eagles Nest Christian School who took the girls in and their lives are back on track now. They excelled in school and are looking forward to going back to Eagles Nest after the December holidays. The girls have also in the meantime, with the assistance of the society, acquired their residential permits. There is however another obstacle to overcome. According to Ms Christa van der Linde, one of the social workers at the society, they need R32 400 for their annual fee. The girls also stay in the boarding school. The two girls will be grateful for any assistance that will enable them to go back to school. For more information or to become involved as a sponsor, contact Van der Linde on 015 297 3326 or visit the society’s offices at 42A Jorissen Street.

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Malls are ready for the Festive Season >> Essential preparations include liaising closely with the nearest Police station >> Centre staff should not try to challenge an attacker

Late-night shopping, giveaways galore at MoN Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Don’t miss out on the opportunity to shop till you drop with Mall of the North’s extended shopping hours. From 13 to 24 December all shops in the mall will be trading until 19:00 on weekdays and 17:00 on weekends and public holidays. Another added surprise is voucher giveaways to the value of R70 000 during their Friday the 13th Festive Shopping Delight Night. All you need to do to get your hands on one of these amazing vouchers is to shop, take your till slip to the kiosk on the lower level near Game and draw a number. If you draw a lucky number the matching surprise voucher will be handed to you by Mall of the North. You could walk away with a R2 500 voucher from Debbie Mouton Jewellers or Lu Bag or a

voucher worth R2 000 each for Pringle, Arthur Kaplan Jewellers and Gabriel’s outfitters, to name a few. “It’s our little gift to you, to make the holidays even brighter,” Ms Sumari de Ridder, General Manager of the mall said. Even if you can’t make it to the Festive Shopping Delight Night, you can still be a winner with the longer holiday shopping hours, right until Christmas Eve. Woolworths will be open until 20:00 on 24 December and Game will extend their hours until 22:00 on 27 November, when they’ll be offering 10% off on all merchandise except cell phones (upgrades and contracts), cigarettes, TV licenses, groceries, liquor, extended warranty agreements and gift vouchers. Contact the management offices on 015 265 1026 for more information regarding the many special offers and trading hours.

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estive Season is around the corner and malls in Polokwane and across the country are experiencing higher foot traffic and many operational demands to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all shoppers. Shopping centres are already gearing up for increased safety precautions for the Festive Season to secure a safe environment for shoppers. Chief Executive Officer of the South African Council of Shopping Centres, Ms Amanda Stops was quoted in a recent press release saying: “Firearm attacks in shopping centres are an unfortunate global concern, with incidents occurring in the United States, Canada, Finland, and most recently in Kenya. In placing every aspect of safety and security as a top priority, management at South African malls strive to follow best international practice in dealing with any security risk, including the possibility of a firearm attack.” Stops explained that essential preparations for each mall include liaising closely with their nearest Police station to establish details of how they would respond to an incident. Having detailed centre floor and layout plans enable centre management to aid Police, staff and shoppers in the event of an incident. Floor plans can include information on potential evacuation points, location of first aid boxes and safe areas that would provide cover and protection from gunfire.

“Best practice dictates that, in the event of a firearm attack, shopping centre management’s first response will be to alert the Police and other relevant emergency services. The next step is evacuation. Centre staff should not try to challenge an attacker, but aim to evacuate the immediate area as safely as possible without causing panic,” Stops said. The shopping centre control room plays a vital role in ensuring a potential incident is monitored effectively through the use of security footage, keeping a detailed log of events, as well as use of the centre’s public’s address system to alert shops to cease trading. Stops noted that retailer staff should lock themselves and customers in safe areas, such as storerooms, until Police have the situation under control. Once Police arrive, centre management and security will aid in providing officers with necessary details of the incident as well as which service areas and corridors are available for Police to efficiently gain control of the situation. Staff and shoppers would be advised to remain as calm as possible, and follow all Police instructions until all areas of the shopping centre are deemed safe and Police have gathered all necessary evidence. Once the immediate danger has ceased, centre management plays an important role in passing on possible evidence to Police and once cleared to do so, any damage would be repaired. Centre management may also offer counselling to security officers and staff directly involved in the incident. “Shopping centres begin preparations for the busy Festive Season many months in advance. Effective safety and security procedures are just one of the many considerations undertaken by centre management to guarantee shopper safety and enjoyment,” Stops concluded.

Luxury and comfort at Loads of Living Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Quality cannot be defined, yet you know what it is. Wrap yourself in a choice of 100% cotton, Egyptian cotton or luxurious Pima cotton, which is known as the world’s softest cotton bed linen. Loads of Living in Mall of the North provides a uniquely diverse mix of seasonal trends and timeless classics, all the value with exceptional quality. Bathroom accessories include thick pile bathrobes, soft towels and delicate bath and body products. Create a distinctive style with beautiful décor; add a fashionable splash of colour with their designer fabric scatters, shades and lamp stands.  Marketing Manager of Loads of Living, Ms

Samantha Meddows-Taylor said their lifestyle range includes characteristic frames, baroque mirrors, natural wood boards and glassware. “Enjoy a selection of thick ready-to-hang curtains in a wide selection of colours that will perfectly suit your home décor or soft voile curtains for the perfect soft summer feel,” she added. Synonymous with exceptional quality and all things beautiful, find your Loads of Living favourites at Mall of the North. “You will thoroughly enjoy our home décor solutions that will definitely suit your personal style,” Meddows-Taylor said. They wish their clients a happy holiday season.


Festive Season @ Mall of the North Die wenners in die 4 tot 6 jaar-kategorie is Wilita Lee, eerste prinses met wenner, Anze Estherhuizen en tweede prinses, Phindu Tshi­vhengwa.

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Katryn Barwise, organiseerder van die Queen of the North-skoonheidskompetisie saam met Sikelelwa Tola, wenner in die 16 tot 24 jaar-kategorie.

Die 10 tot 12 jaarwenner, Naletsana Lesufi (middel) met eerste prinses, Melissa Stofberg en tweede prinses, Hareaipha Monyane.

ie pragtige Sikelelwa Tola van Polokwane is Saterdag toegejuig toe sy as Queen of the North 2013 in die ouderdomskategorie, 16 tot 24 jaar gekroon is. Die gewilde Queen of the North 2013-kompetisie wat by Mall of the North gehou is, is volgens aanbieder, Katryn Barwise (Miss Humanity South Africa 2014), die grootste skoonheidskompetisie wat nog in Polokwane aangebied is met meer as 100 deelnemers onder meer van Musina, Giyani en Phalaborwa op die loopplank en pryse ter waarde van R50 000. Die kategoriewenners het boonop elk ‘n modelkontrak van Limpopo Beauty Modeling Academy, waar Barwise eienaar is, losgeslaan. Uitslae: 16 tot 24 jaar: wenner, Sikelelwa Tola; eerste prinses, Samantha de Freitas en tweede prinses, Theona Maswangane. 13 tot 15 jaar: wenner, Mikateko Nkuna; ee-

rste prinses, Chantenique Niemand en tweede prinses, Chanel Kyriacoudes. 10 tot 12 jaar: wenner, Naletsana Lesufi; eerste prinses, Melissa Stofberg en tweede prinses, Hareaipha Monyane. 7 tot 9 jaar: wenner, Thato Madiba; eerste prinses, Hope Mogashoa en tweede prinses, Zwonaka Sikhwivhilu. 4 tot 6 jaar: wenner, Anze Estherhuizen; eerste prinses, Wilita Lee en tweede prinses, Phindu Tshivhengwa. Barwise bedank die borge wat die kompetisie se sukses verseker het: Polokwane Observer as mediaborg, Mall of the North, MGM Motors, Limpopo Beauty Modeling Academy, Arthur Kaplan Jewellers, House of Asante Spa, Rénové Aesthetics & Wellness Centre, Sorbet, CNA Mall of the North, Foschini, Michaelangelo Jewellers, Monkey Magic Kids Parties, Blue Pear Photography, Perfect 10, Nguni Grill, Cuppachinos, Limpopo Hair Extensions, Femke Promotions, Dischem Mall of the North, Ocean Basket en KB Productions.

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Thato Madiba (middel) is die wenner in die 7 tot 9 jaar-kategorie. Hope Mogashoa (links) is die eerste prinses met tweede prinses, Zwonaka Sikhwivhilu.

Die eerste en tweede prinsesse in die 16 tot 24 jaar-kategorie is Theona Maswangane en Samantha de Freitas.

Die trotse wenner in die 13 tot 15 jaarkategorie is Mikateko Nkuna (middel) met Chantenique Niemand (links), eerste prinses en Chanel Kyriacoudes, tweede prinses.


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national / Views on provincial / local issues Polokwane Observer asked young children around Polokwane what they want from Father Christmas this year and what they would like to put in their parents’ Christmas socks. Polokwane Observer het kleuters in die stad gevra wat hulle van Kersvader wil hê en wat hul ouers in hul Kerskouse gaan kry.

Tebogo Chuene: “I would like a truck for Christmas this year, a big yellow one so I can play in the sand and make roads. I will buy chocolates for my mommy because it’s her favourite.”

Duan Erasmus: “Ek wil graag ‘n fiets hê. Ek gaan vir my ma ‘n nuwe bed koop en my pa gaan ‘n motorfiets kry.”

Ms Debbie Mouton (second left), owner of DMJ with some of her skilled and loyal staff members. Photo: Mariëtte Snyder

Shanelda Franken: “Ek wil ‘n Barbiepop hê wat ballet kan doen. Vir my ma gaan ek ‘n nuwe ring kry en vir my pa gaan ek baie lekkergoed koop.”

Princess Moloto: “Balloons are my wish this Christmas, big ones and small ones. My mother wants a new dress and I will save all my spending money and buy her one.”

Andreas Kotze: “Ek wil sjokolade hê en ‘n nuwe hond en ‘n lekker nuwe beer. Ek gaan vir my ma ‘n kamera koop en vir my pa ‘n nuwe hemp omdat sy ander een te klein is.”

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Ethan Sutton: “I want a big boy bicycle this year with two wheels because my old bike is for babies. My mommy wants a new pink iron because I broke hers when it fell.”

Ewalt Hyman: “Ek soek daai ding waarop mens spring wat ‘n kasteel is. My ma en pa gaan presente kry en ek weet nie wat daarin gaan wees nie. Ek dink my pa moet ‘n bakkie kry.”

Liam Sutton: “Can Father Christmas please bring me a new name this year, my brother’s name is so much easier for my friends to say than Liam.”

Ms Debbie Mouton has, in the process of executing her daily work, made name for herself and gained the admiration of her peers as an entrepreneur of note who has achieved considerable success in a usually male dominated trade. She was chosen as the first female chairperson of the Chevron Jewellers Group of South Africa that was started in the 1970s. This group consists of a group of independent jewellers in the country. Mouton, who owns Debbie Mouton Jewellers (DMJ) outlets in Mall of the North and Savannah Mall, was bestowed the honour during the group’s recent annual general meeting. The group gives entrepreneurial jewellers a voice of unity and support against the bigger jewellery stores that have the support of a large franchise industry behind them. This year she will be celebrating her sixth Festive Season with her loyal DMJ customers. Since the opening in 2008, she’s never backed down and she is known all-round in

Limpopo and afar as being one of the preferred jewellers in the province. “I believe in quality, I will never offer my clients anything less than the absolute best,” Mouton said. Demonstrating her involvement and commitment to quality she explained that she carefully selects, examines and judges every piece of jewellery in her stores, ensuring only the best most unique product reaches the customer. “Every item goes through my hands at least five times. I buy, tag, display and sell them. Items are chosen specifically for their beauty and quality and I am proud to put my stamp of approval on every item,” she stressed. Being involved in the community is something that is close to her heart. “I get to see generations grow up and in most cases marry the man or woman of their dreams with a DMJ product on their finger. Polokwane residents are close to my heart,” Mouton revealed. In between her busy schedule she still finds time to assist the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) as committee member where she is responsible for membership. She invites everyone to visit her stores for great discounts and beautiful gifts.

Gift wrapping ideas Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@ gmail.com The use of wrapping paper is first documented in ancient China where monetary gifts were wrapped with paper, forming an envelope known as a chih pao that was manufactured from rice straws and bamboo fibre. Make sure you let your creative juices flow this Festive Season by wrapping your gifts in something different than

the usual mass produced wrapping paper you usually buy just to get the job done. Elegantly wrapped gifts, recycled paper and ribbons, old buttons for decorating and craft paper is high fashion and will not break the bank. These ideas are ideal not just for the Festive Season but also for events all-year-round. Make sure you are that kind of gift-giver who puts a lot of effort and consideration into making the day perfect.

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Wrap your gift in recycled brown paper, cut a strip of white paper with decorative scissors and glue it onto the brown paper. Use a small strip of fabric on top of the white paper and decorate with old buttons.

Using mesh ribbon is a great way to wrap gifts. Tie a bow around the wrapped gift box, decorate and enjoy the smile received from the recipient. Right: Wrap gifts for children in simple craft wrapping paper, but instead of a ribbon and a bow, add a few crayons. That way the children will have just as much fun with the gift wrap as with the gift itself. Insert: Be creative by adding a piece of origami art on a gift instead of using the usual ribbons and bows.


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Thank you to our loyal customers for their support during the year! Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014

Debbie Mouton Jewellers Debbie Mouton Jewellers Shop 17, Savannah Mall Shop U42, Mall of the North cnr Grimm and Thabo Mbeki St Cnr R81 & School Rd Polokwane Polokwane Tel: 015 296 1298 Tel: 015 265 1077 Fax: 015 296 3690 Fax: 015 265 1083 email: dmjewellers@telkomsa.net


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n credit-hungry South Africa, where household debt is at 75,4% of disposable income while the household savings level remains at a mere 1,7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the South African Savings Institute (Sasi) faces the momentous task of reminding consumers about the need to spend wisely over the Festive Season. “South Africans spend more than they earn throughout the year and this is compounded over the Festive Season when we are inundated by marketing and tempted by material goods we desire rather than need. People in all income brackets give in to debt just to make merry during the Festive Season,” Ms Prem Govender, Chairperson of the Sasi said. “We must remember that while the Festive Season creates celebration pressure, this is soon followed by household financial obligations in the New Year which people cannot avoid or delay, such as equipping children for school, getting to work, medical expenses as well as food costs.” Sasi provides financial education and relevant financial information to consumers through various campaigns throughout the year. This year’s Festive Season campaign, launched on 6 November under the theme, Spend Wisely, New Year Ahead, aims to

refocus consumers on wise spending, to guide consumers on how to avoid unnecessary consumption expenditure and to drive a culture of saving during the Festive Season. Campaign activities complement ongoing campaigns by the institute targeted at children, university students, communities, the workforce and stokvels. According to Govender, the steep rise in the cost of living has left little to save in 2013 and this will continue in 2014. “The Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index (CFVI) indicates that the pressure on consumers’ cash flow remains high. Yet the celebrations continue and many pay for annual holiday expenses out of long term savings, annual bonuses or increased credit card debt. Gifts are bought on store-cards or through the many credit options available. Responsible spending over the season– without incurring debt – is a far healthier option for households’ long-term financial wellbeing. We need to take heed in the message of the Finance Minister’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework, that without savings and investment, our aspirations will remain unrealised,” Govender said. She added that their research interactions indicate that people are relying on government or their children to take care of their financial

needs, while many lack knowledge and trust for savings vehicles and awareness of the appropriate options available. “People are concerned about where and how they should save, resorting to informal mechanisms as a last resort. The big challenge is to get people not only to bank, but to meaningfully engage financially by transacting regularly and using savings vehicles, rather than withdrawing all their money at once,” said Sasi Chief Executive Officer, Ms Elizabeth Lwanga-Nanziri. The 2012 FinScope study, which shows that 34% of banked people would withdraw their full salary as soon as it is deposited, bears this out. Recent survey results show that consumers are also turning to the financial sector to take advantage of unsecured borrowing, in part to pay for essential costs such as food and paying utility and medical bills. In an environment where incomes are not increasing in tandem with households requirements, this poses a threat to consumer’s welfare if they cannot service their debts in the required time. The New Year brings new tax implications that consumers need to be aware of. “Low levels of individual saving add to the burden on government to provide retirement assistance,

increasing the need to raise taxes for this purpose. A rising tax burden reduces disposable income available to save, compounded by rising inflation.” The National Treasury appointed a committee during 2013 to review tax policy, and any changes will be announced in the next budget. “While it is encouraging that the current tax reforms and policies incentivise savings and the creation of long term wealth, a potential tax increase to service the goals of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework would hit consumers hard, particularly the emerging middle class, in the New Year,” Lwanga-Nanziri said. “Limited knowledge of retirement savings and credit continue to pose a threat to accumulation of household savings. We are however, encouraged by the reforms relating to preservation, tax incentives and credit amnesty. Fundamentally, consumers need to have an improved understanding of credit, taxes and savings options to better take care of their financial futures and to not fall into the credit trap. We are advising consumers to avoid the stress and strain of January by taking ownership of their financial situation now. It is vital to budget for expenditure and avoid the use of easy credit which compounds debt, during the Festive Season and beyond,” she added.

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Die Siliconpad was Sondag ‘n miernes van bedrywighede toe motorfietsryers by die plaaslike Go-kartbaan aankom.

Hansie Gouws met Barneys wat kinders se harte vinniger sal laat klop.

an klein sagte speelgoed oral aan die motorfietse tot groot teddiebere op motorfietsryers se rûe het oudergewoonte vanjaar se Toy Run gekenmerk. Motorfietsryers het Sondag met hul versierde ysterperde in ‘n groep deur die stad se strate gery tot by die Go-kartbaan buite die stad waar ‘n gesellige dag spandeer is. Nie net motorfietsklublede was betrokke nie, maar enige persoon met ‘n motorfiets kon deelneem. Stalletjies is opgeslaan en eet- en drinkgoed is verkoop terwyl die jonges deur die animasiekarakters, Shrek en Fiona vermaak is. Die sagte speelgoed word na verskeie kinderhuise en liefdadigheidsinstansies in Limpopo vervoer om die eiendom van die hulpbehoewende kinders te word. Volgens een van die organiseerders, Lynn Promnets sal die verpakte speelgoed binne die volgende paar weke na verskeie kinderhuise of instansies van die motofietsklublede se keuse vervoer word. “Ons is dankbaar dat DHL die vervoer van die geskenke gratis hanteer en vir hul betrokkenheid by die inisiatief,” sê sy. Vierwielmotorfietsentoesiaste het die optog gelei.

Bekende motorfietsentoesias, Peet Kruger met ‘n groot aap op sy skoot.

Stigterslede van die Night Watchmenmotorfietsklub, Ian Fox en Marcelle de Beer is deel van die jaarlikse Toy Run. Voor is Ian se seun, Reece.

Fiona en Shrek het die jongklomp vermaak. Die rolle is deur Jackie en Chris Neethling vertolk.

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y Willem en Ria Venter se huis in Compensatiestraat word daar naarstigtelik gepak. Herinneringe, foto’s, antieke meubels... hartsgoed wat oor jare versamel is wat moet saam Pretoria toe wanneer hulle Polokwane in Desember na meer as drie dekades vaarwel toeroep. Dit is ‘n ontwortelingsproses sonder kortpaaie omdat hul beide aktief by hul gemeenskap en kerk betrokke was en hul passies sedert Oktober 1980 in Polokwane uitgeleef het. Willem was diaken en ouderling in die kerk asook kaptein en later president van die plaaslike gholfklub terwyl Ria en twee vriendinne instrumenteel was in die dryf van die Pro Deo-projek van NG Moedergemeente se restourasie van die ou pastorie in Groblerstraat wat tans as konferensiefasiliteit dien. Sy was ook vroeër ‘n kranige muurbalspeler wat die liefde later vir stap verruil het. Die egpaar het van Ladysmith in die destydse Pietersburg aangeland waar Willem as rekenmeester by die eertydse Nastionale Bougenootskap (NBS) begin en Ria vir twee jaar by Capricorn High School skoolgehou het. Hy is later as bestuurder aangestel en sy het na twee jaar as leerkrag van die Hoërskool Pietersburg aangesluit. In Julie 1992 het Ria en jarelange vriendin en kollega, me Finie Nel die onderwys vaarwel toegeroep om hul eie onderne-

ming te begin en so is Appétit Cater and Hire gebore. “Daarmee saam het die opwinding en pret begin,” roep Ria uit. Sy herroep menigte funksies waarvoor hulle saam spyseniering gedoen het, van klein groepe tot duisende gaste op ‘n keer. Later het die onderneming van naam verander toe Ria voortgegaan het met verhuring van tente, meubels en bykomstighede vir funksies en Nel die spysenieringsdeel hanteer het. In 1999 het Willem by die besigheid aangesluit en het hulle saam die onderneming verder uitgebou. Hulle sonder die koop van ‘n erf met besigheidsregte in Dolorietstraat in Ladine waarvandaan die verhuringsmaatskappy steeds bedryf word, as een van vele hoogtepunte uit. Deur harde werk en toewyding aan lojale kliënte is dit oor jare in ‘n florerende entiteit omskep wat op 1 Augustus verlede jaar deur hul seun, Willie, en vennoot Anthonette Barrows oorgeneem is. “Hulle idees is kreatief, vars en net wat die warm noorde nodig het,” reken Ria. Die egpaar sal met swaar harte kosbare vriende en kennisse moet groet wanneer hulle verhuis. Volgens hulle behoort hul lewens rustiger te wees. Terselfdertyd word daar vertel van kreatiewe drange wat uitgeleef en gemeenskapswerk wat in ‘n ander milleue voortgesit gaan word, wat neffens houtwerk en visvang hoog op die lys verpligtinge is. Met ‘n toekomstige leefwyse na aan die aarde, soortgelyk aan hul verblyf in Limpopo, sal hulle op dié manier darem hul eie stukkie Bosveld hê.


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n essential service in the motor industry became available in the city when West Power Steering opened its doors in Ladine at the beginning of November. While a shortage of local businesses specialising in steering and hydraulic systems previously existed, vehicle owners can rest assured that West Power Steering is fully equipped and ready to assist the needs of every vehicle owner be it a private sedan, LDV, minibus taxi or fleet vehicle. West Power Steering is a dynamic, small business that has been repairing, refurbishing and supplying hydraulic power steering units such as pumps, boxes, racks and pinions for over two decades. They also specialise in rack and pinions for manual steering units and hydraulic units such as jacks and PortaPower. The business was started 20 years ago in Pretoria West by Mr Jurie Kruger and the demand for this specialised service Messrs Patrick forced them Masenya (technito expand and cian) and Buks open a branch Vorster (Marketing in Randburg Manager) at one of in 2011. The need was the work desks.

also noticed in Polokwane and Kruger decided to bring the service to the people of the North as well. Polokwane Branch Manager, Mr Pierre Vorster explained that their prices are extremely competitive and affordable. “The twelve month unlimited kilometre guarantee on all work done is what makes us different from our rivals. We also stock exchange units for the more popular makes of vehicles which minimises the turn-around time and in return assures happy customers,” Vorster said. West Power Steering does re-

pairs and installation on any make of vehicle and they pride themselves in their courteous, professional and fast service. “We aim to become the preferred and leading steering specialist in Limpopo and to deliver only the best service to all customers in order for the company to grow by word of mouth,” he said. Visit their newly established workshop at 14 Natrium Street, unit 1, Ladine, Polokwane or contact them at 015 293 0603. Vorster can also be contacted on 082 225 5293 or email him at polokwane@powersteering. co.za.

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he Volvo V40 completely overshadows its rival finalists in the 2014 Car of the Year competition. What makes it stand out from the crowd is its fun, performance-inspired design. The Audi A3 Sportback, Jaguar F-Type, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, Peugeot 208 GTI, Porsche Cayman S, Renault Clio4 and Volkswagen Golf 7 have a run for their money with the V40 in their midst. The nine finalists in the annual competition, sponsored by WesBank and conducted by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists, were chosen by a 30 member jury selected by their peers from a list of 40 semi-finalists. The Volvo V40 D3 Excel is designed for the demanding driver with its combination of exclusive exterior and interior styling, optional sports chassis and responsive engines which create a sporty yet refined 5-door performance hatchback. On the interior Volvo is known for their clean, luxurious and sophisticated design. The V40 features an interactive dashboard with three driving set-ups in elegance, eco and performance to suit the driving mood. LEDs placed across the interior gently light the cabin at night and add a real sense of occasion to the journey. What makes the interior more spacious is the optional panoramic glass roof which connects the drive with the sky above. If the heating sun gets too tough full-length power roller curtain can be activated for some cooling shade. Under the hood is a variety of engine models available. The Volvo V40 boasts a range of strong, fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines. From the powerful T5 petrol version to the ultra-efficient D2 diesel which emits a mere 94 g CO²/km. No matter what type of driver you are, the Volvo V40 has the perfect engine to suit you to add to sustainable driving, all of the V40’s engines come with start-stop technology. Volvo also strives towards keeping the driver and passengers safe. The V40 features a range of class-leading systems including the world’s first Pedestrian Airbag technology, plus Pedestrian Detection with full auto-brake, Adaptive Cruise Control and City Safety which automatically brakes the car in an emergency at speeds of up to 50 km/h. As finalist of the prestige competition as Car of the Year the Volvo V40 D3 is powered by a powerful 2,0 litre turbocharged diesel engine complimented by a six speed automatic gearbox. The engine is eager to perform and delivers 110 kW at 3 500 rpm with 350 Nm of torque between 1 500 and 2 750 rpm. The D3 reaches the 100 km/h mark in only 9,3 seconds and offers a combined fuel consumption of 5,2 litre per 100 km. With the V40 showing off among the other competitors it is worth to visit MGM Motors Volvo dealership at 64 Hans van Rensburg Street to view a vehicle that is anything but ordinary. Contact them on 015 291 9700.


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New Range Rover Sport dynamic and contemporary

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>> The Range Rover Sport is built on Land Rover’s entire new aluminium platform >> Offers a surround camera system with five digital cameras

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he all new Range Rover Sport is a must have for any SUV enthusiast, be it for a classy, head turning outing or an adven-

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Range Rover Brand Manager, Mr Karel Ferreira at the newly launched Range Rover Sport.

ture over robust terrain. The Range Rover has forever impressed journalists and vehicle critics and the new kid on the block is sure not to let down either. It is described as the most dynamic Land Rover yet, agile and responsive and first and foremost a driver’s car. Though the Range Rover is the black-tie wearing achiever of the SUV world, the Sport is the slightly naughtier sibling with an added edge on the athletics field. It is the fastest and most agile Range Rover South Africa has ever conceived. The Sport is built on Land Rover’s entire new aluminium platform and has gained more of everything except weight. It is 62 mm longer and 55 mm wider than its predecessor and weighs 460 kg lighter. With the Sport’s tauter lines, slimmer headlights and grille along with the smaller taillights, the Range Rover Sport is easy to spot on the road. The interior is a luxurious cabin focussed on driver

technologies. The flawlessly executed interior feels comfortable with assertive driving position, smaller, thicker steering wheel and the generous bolsters on the front seats. The clean lines and abundance of light and space in the Range Rover Sport combine to create a cabin that enhances the driving experience. The Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist is two of the features that make driving an absolute pleasure. Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a pre-set gap with the vehicle ahead, even if it changes speed. With Queue Assist the Range Rover Sport automatically slows down and comes to a stop when it reaches a traffic queue. The Sport also offers a surround camera system with five digital cameras to provide an almost 360° view on the touch screen, helping to give the driver confidence when towing or pulling out at junctions. A variety of engine models are available and the popular 3,0 litre LR-SDV diesel engine is a good performer with 215 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7,2 seconds while maintaining a combined fuel consumption of 7,9 litres per 100 km. For petrol heads a V8 supercharged model is also on the stock list. The machine has 375 kW and 450 Nm of torque to offer and reaches the 100 km/h mark in only 5,3 seconds. Visit MGM Motors at 64 Hans van Rensburg Street to view the New Range Rover Sport.

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NEW 2013 DISCOVERY 4 Is there anything the Discovery 4 can’t do? From tough off-road terrain to the daily commute, it’s the ultimate all-purpose vehicle. Call us today to book a test drive.

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Chevy Spark Pronto value for money >> Pronto offers a massive 876 litres of cargo space >> A full VAT rebate on the purchase price for VAT-registered business operators applies RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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The new Chevrolet Spark Pronto is available from Westvaal Polokwane for only R104 900.

ho said a small urban hatchback vehicle can’t work as hard as a utility? The new Chevrolet Spark Pronto made its point during its recent launch that it does not have to stand back for any vehicle when it comes to cargo space. The Pronto has all the standard features of the 1,2 litre Spark. The only thing missing is the back seat. General Motors saw the gap in the market for a small segment vehicle to fulfil the same capabilities and duties as a small utility. Some businesses require nothing more

than the smallest, cheapest delivery vehicle they can find. For them, it’s all about getting a parcel to its destination quickly and inexpensively, with absolutely no need for bells and whistles. And that is exactly what the Pronto offers with its massive 876 litres of cargo space making it the perfect delivery vehicle. The Pronto has no fancy frills with the absence of an entertainment system (though the Pronto is radio-ready with two speakers), electric windows or steering wheel adjustment. Side mirrors are also adjusted manually. But no frills are exactly the point. Why include a whole bunch of modern features as standard when they would only serve to bloat the price? The fewer frills the better, in this segment. The Spark Pronto is equipped with Chevrolet’s familiar 1,2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which it shares with every other model in the Spark range. It’s a perky little thing, enthusiastically squeezing out 60 kW at 6 400 rpm and 108 Nm at 4 800 rpm. The nippy engine is capable of shunting the light-weight Pronto from zero to 100 km/h in a little over 13 seconds, before topping out at 164 km/h.  The Pronto uses the same top-hinged hatch and standard-height load-lip as the Spark and with the retention of the rear doors it creates easy access to the load bay. The floor area is flat and unobstructed with a full-size spare wheel lurking beneath. The rear side windows feature metal tubing bolted to the frames to protect the cargo. As a bonus, a full VAT rebate on the purchase price for VAT-registered business operators applies, seeing that the Pronto is classed as a commercial vehicle. To top that General Motors also offers standard 5 years/120 000 km warranty, 5 year unlimited mileage corrosion warranty, 5 year/120 000km road assist and service interval at 15 000 km. When you want to move something quickly, effortless and at low costs, visit Westvaal Polokwane at 86 Landdros Maré Street or contact them on 015 297 1149.

The Chevrolet Spark Pronto offers 876 litres of loading capacity.

The interior is standard with no frills.


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New Astra sedan

Sasol Bendor steun die bloedbank Photo: Internet

In last week’s edition of Polokwane Observer the photo published of the Opel Astra sedan was incorrect. The latest edition of the Astra sedan is photographed above and available from Westvaal Polokwane. Visit their showroom at 86 Landdros Maré Street to view the exciting range which offers a 1,4 and 1,6 litre engine in either the Essentia or Cosmo model. Contact Westvaal Polokwane on 015 297 1149.

Die werknemers en kliënte van Sasol Bendor het verlede week negentien eenhede bloed ten bate van die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Bloeddiens (SANBD) geskenk. Links is mnr Petrus van den Berg (Sasol Bendor-bestuurslid), me Mampaleng Matabane (SANBD), me Azel Potgieter (Sasol Bendor-bestuurslid), mnre Rhulani Maluleke (SANBD), Jaco Fourie, (gewaardeerde kliënt van Sasol Bendor) en Piet Makwela (SANBD). Sasol Bendor-personeel het die skenkers se voertuie as toegif gratis gewas. Foto: Mariëtte Snyder

Wishing all an enjoyable Festive Season

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General Manager: Ruben Render Sales Team: Saligna Dressels, Herman Koelman - 072 377 8799, Mias van Vuuren - 071 190 9040 Service Manager: Gert vd Merwe E. & E.O.


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Tiger Wheel & Tyre opens a second store in Polokwane

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A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has just opened its doors in The Crossing shopping centre in Fauna Park, Polokwane, opposite The Savannah Mall. mind. A salesperson will be happy to explain the simple ins and outs of X-SureTM to you.

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Don’t miss out on the latest promotions Tiger Wheel & Tyre - Polokwane Savannah The store will give Polokwane residents and commuters to the area ready access to superior service and the world’s biggest battery, wheel and tyre brands. Hennie Fourie, Polokwane Savannah store manager, says he and his staff look forward to welcoming the Polokwane community to the new store and to serving them with the particular brand of excellence that Tiger Wheel & Tyre is renowned for. In keeping with the retailer’s winning formula, the new store is outfitted with cutting edge equipment to service its fitment bays, four ramps and two alignment bays. Add to this the unparalleled service of its highly trained staff and the support of the entire Tiger Wheel & Tyre organisation and you know you’re not just in good hands, you’re in the best hands.

A host of superior services Tyre and wheel maintenance

You can make Tiger Wheel & Tyre Polokwane Savannah your one-stop shop for all your tyre and wheel related maintenance requirements. The team offers all the services you would need to make the most out of the life of your tyres. These include wheel alignment and balancing, which Tiger Wheel & Tyre recommends you do every 10 000km, as well as tyre rotation to ensure even tread wear.

If you’re stuck with a puncture, get professional advice from Tiger Wheel & Tyre on whether your tyre should be repaired or replaced.

Car battery testing, sales and fitment with ATLASBXTM A trained technician will use a hand-held battery tester to test your battery, free of charge. Need a new one? Have it replaced then and there with one of the best-in-class batteries from ATLASBXTM. These fully sealed, 100% maintenance-free batteries are backed by a 24-month warranty.

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Right now this includes the Serious About Savings campaign, where you can save on tyres, wheels and batteries as you prepare for the end of year holidays. Plus, when you buy any two or more Michelin tyres you receive free Cellini travel gear.

Visit Tiger Wheel & Tyre Polokwane Savannah today and find out more about any in-store specials, meet the store manager Hennie Fourie and his friendly staff and trust them to take excellent care of all your wheel, tyre and battery needs.

The Tiger Wheel & Tyre promise

Tiger Wheel & Tyre Polokwane Savannah is located at The Crossing, at the corner of Grobler and Grimm Street, Fauna Park.

Whatever you drive, whether it’s a regular, luxury, high performance or ultra-high performance vehicle or a 4x4, SUV or LDV, Tiger Wheel & Tyre Polokwane Savannah has the tyres, wheels and batteries to meet your particular needs.

Call them on 015 296 0955 to discuss your needs or visit the Tiger Wheel & Tyre website at www.twt.to for more information on current promotions and all the products, services and offerings mentioned here.

Extend your tyre life with nitrogen

If you inflate your tyres with nitrogen rather than plain old compressed air, then top them up at the store. Or, if the very fact that you can pump your tyres with nitrogen is news to you, go to Tiger Wheel & Tyre to find out how switching to nitrogen will make your tyres run cooler, stay inflated for longer and extend their life by up to 20%. Plus, if you fill up with nitrogen at Tiger Wheel & Tyre you will get free nitrogen top ups for the life of the tyre.

Tyre insurance with X-SureTM

Tiger Wheel & Tyre Polokwane Savannah is also proud to offer you X-SureTM, an insurance policy for your car tyres. The policy covers both new and used tyres in the case of serious damage. With X-SureTM, there’s no waiting period and once the policy is finalised you can venture onto the road with total peace of

Meet the team. From back row, left to right: Joas Mathobela, Henry Mothapo, Hennie Fourie, Frans Pitsi, Yolande van Tonder, Wickus Swart, Jacob Letsoalo, Sam Ngoasheng, Obrey Mabote, Kgomotso Masetloa, JP Aucamp

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PROPERTIES

Property profile>>

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Teresa Schoeman

Agentskap >> Popular Properties Wat is interessant van jou werk? >> Nuwe kliënte en uitdagings elke dag Koop of huur? >> Koop – dit bied sekuriteit en beleggingsgroei Gaan rentekoerse eersdaags verhoog? >> Ekonomiese groei is nog te traag alhoewel inflasie begin om druk op ‘n rentekoersverhoging te plaas

Stable interest rate good news for market and consumers >> More should be done to encourage home ownership >> It is a good time for first time buyers

A stable interest rate is good news for the housing market and consumers after the recent decision by the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at its current level of 5%. “A stable interest rate is the best course for the property market and in fact for the economy as a whole,” Seeff Chairman, Mr Samuel Seeff was quoted saying in a recent press release. While there have been some calls to lower the interest rate Seef mentioned that such a move

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WELL SITUATED HOUSE IN TOWN. This marvellous home for sizable family who need access to all social activities and maintain a good standard of life. Close to schools - hospital - shopping complex - main road and police station. Home is situated in a safe area and is clean and neat. Call Mahlatse - your estate agent ready for action!

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LEBOWAKGOMO • R540 000 LOCK-UP-AND-GO! Massive - all the space you need. With two guest rooms at the back. The house is close to shopping centre and bus route - taxis also. Huge gourmet cherrywood kitchen & living area, separate lounge. Call now to view - be quick - time moves fast.

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• Acasia Estate - 3 Bedrooms R9 500pm • bendor - 3 Bedrooms -

DESIGNED FOR COMFORTABLE LIVING! Come amd experience the enchantment of this family home and a large newly built 90m² flatlet. Excellent opportunity to work from home - open-plan living areas, study and spacious bedrooms - braai area overlooking a sparkling pool - large stand measuring 1 586m². come and make an offer now!

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EACH FRANCHISE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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could encourage short term spending, something that we do not need right now. “It is vital that consumers start saving and that we encourage and foster a strong savings culture. Now more than ever, we would encourage home owners to invest their annual bonuses and any spare cash into their home loans, something that will stand them in good stead to weather future interest rate hikes.” The holiday season is known as a traditional period where imprudence tends to outweigh

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FLORA PARK • R1 400 000 IT IS SPACIOUS AND PERFECT FOR THE BIGGER FAMILY.

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5Ha plot for the beginner that needs space and tranquility. Spacious home with very nice light fittings and a cosy kitchen. This is your opportunity! Phone your friendly by nature agent today!

• Dorp - 1 Bedroom - R4 100pm

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LEBOWAKGOMO • R550 000

MODERATE PRICE! CONVENIENT TO ALL AMENITIES!

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SESHEGO • R739 000

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This is the property for you. House has 3 living areas with study and three rooms with bathrooms and entrance currently used as doctors consulting rooms. Shady and beautiful garden. Large stand of 1200m² . Situated close to shopping centres and easy access to all main roads. Call today to avoid disappointment. The price is right!

Business minded individuals. Lovely home situated on a massive 1333m² corner stand. Close to all social amenities. Flat roof and facebrick structure. Take a siesta and wake up to this one!

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BODORP • R3 490 000

FOR THE DEVELOPERS! Stand rezoned for 14 units in town. Good golden oldie on stand. Zoned Res 3. This property is in the CBD area. Close to all amenities. Good location. View by appointment. Call me now!

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A FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME! Ideal for individuals with a large family. Close to all amenities such as schools - church - mobile police station and colleges. The entire yard is protected by walls and burglar bars at the windows and safety gate at door - lockable garage gate. This is for you!

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MANKWENG • R450 000 ECONOMY & VALUE - LAST ONE IN OUR SPECIAL SALE!

Young couples. Close to Magistrate Court and shops. Steel windows and 3 bedrooms. Very well built fenced all around with steel gate. Call me now!

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SERALA VIEW • R1 400 000

LEBOWAKGOMO • R420 000

NEWLY BUILT HOUSE WITH MODERN FINISHES!

A CHANGE OF SCENE! Newly wed couples or established families who need a change of scene. Shell house consisting of 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom and toilet. Close to schools - a Mall and legislature. Walled around - on a 450m² stand. Well built and burglar bars at windows. Just shout for this one!

Spacious rooms and excellent workmanship! Total building size of 377m² on a 805m² stand. In a well sought after neighbourhood in Serala View. Excellent view and close to social amenities! This house boasts an enclosed braai/entertainment area. Small in house office next to the foyer, leading to the main house. Its worth viewing. Offers are welcome!

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Ivy park - 3 Bedrooms @ R6 200pm

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Ivy park - 3 Bedrooms @ R4 500pm

Flora Park - 3 Bedrooms @ R7 200pm

Ivy park - 3 Bedrooms @ R4 650pm

Bendor - 3 Bedrooms @ R6 600pm

Serala View - 3 Bedrooms @ R5 570pm

Bendor - 3 Bedrooms @ R9 500pm

Fauna Park - 3 Bedrooms @ R8000pm

Penina Park - 3 Bedrooms @ R5 500pm

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AVAILABLE

• 3 Bedroom flat (unit 2) with 1 bathroom Available immediately At 69 Doornkraal Street Ladanna Polokwane R4,700 (excluding water & electricity) Contact: Terence on 015 298 8918 Joe on 082 202 4666

• 2 Bedroom house Available from 1 December 2013 At 123 Bafana Street Ivy Park Polokwane R3,000 (excluding water & electricity) Contact: Terence on 015 298 8918 Joe on 082 202 4666

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• 3 Bedroom flat (unit 4) 1 with bathroom Available immediately At 69 Doornkraal Street Ladanna Polokwane R4,700 (excluding water & electricity) Contact: Terence on 015 298 8918 Joe on 082 202 4666

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caution when it comes to spending and in the context of the current economic climate, a stable rather than fluctuating rate sends the right message. It is likely that a rate hike towards the end of next year seems increasingly unavoidable. “In any event, the low rate has done little to stimulate economic growth and has certainly not encouraged wholesale property buying. The continued stringent mortgage lending criteria simply does not support a noteworthy increase in the volume of home loans granted, something that is vital to boost home buying and sales volumes,” he said. “What we have seen this year is renewed buyer enthusiasm and a notable uptick in activity in the primary housing sector in the major urban areas. Although caution remains the order of the day, trading conditions are at the best levels since the economic down-turn. Unnecessary fluctuation or a premature interest rate hike is likely to dent consumer confidence in the already fragile housing market and could impact the economy as a whole.” An improvement in the property market is good news across the board. It means that more South Africans are buying homes not only in the lower to middle sector of the market where it is needed the most, but also in the upper end of the market. While conditions remain heavily influenced by the overall consumer debt levels, a stable interest rate enables those that can to take advantage of the favourable buying conditions. Seeff believes that more should be done to encourage home ownership and once again calls for further easing of the mortgage lending criteria and measures such as full bonds and longer repayment periods for first time buyers. “Property ownership is the cornerstone of a healthy economy and society and with prices continuing to remain relatively flat; it is a good time for first timers to buy. Aside from encouraging greater home ownership, growth in the property market also has a significant knock-on economic benefit,” he said. Seeff said that he is encouraged by the momentum in the market this year. Next year may well be the first year when we start seeing some real upwards movement in sales volumes driven by the primary urban sector of the market. Given the increased activity and serious stock shortages reported nationwide, we may well see some double-digit price growth in the lower and upper end of the market next year. While still some way from any real recovery, the market is heading in the right direction and the stable interest rate will continue to support home affordability.

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EVERYTHING WE TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD

• 1 Room Available from 1 December 2013 At cnr 11 Dorp & 147 Marshall Streets (in town) R1,800 (including water & electricity) Contact: Terence on 015 298 8918 Joe on 082 202 4666


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HOUSE OF THE WEEK

SOLE MANDATE - 165 OuTSpAN DrivE - BArGAiN: r1795000 Do you need the following: FrEESTANDiNG, big, strong house? With a flatlet? Do you need a big stand in the best area in polokwane?

Foto: Mariëtte Snyder

Me Dina Pretorius (agter) van Hieb saam met die personeel van ToysRus in Savannah Mall by die Kersboom voor die winkel. Die gemeenskap kan van die geleentheid gebruik maak om ‘n geskenk vir ‘n minderbevoorregte kind te koop.

Steun Hieb se Kersgeskenk-projek Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com ToysRus in Savannah Mall en Hulp In Elke Behoefte (Hieb) het ‘n plan gemaak om te verseker dat minderbevoorregte kinders geskenke op Kersdag kan oopmaak met die hulp van ruimhartige inwoners. Om dit moontlik te maak, is ‘n Kersboom voor die winkel geplaas met kaartjies aan die boom wat die geslag van die sowat 50 Hiebkinders, wat kleuters van Kabouter Speelgroep en Dagsorg in Ladanna insluit, aandui. Die gemeenskap kan ToysRus besoek, ‘n kaartjie van die boom neem en ‘n geskenk vir een van die kinders koop en aan ‘n personeellid van ToysRus oorhandig wat sal toesien dat dit aan die kinders oorhandig word. Me Dina Pretorius van Hieb doen ‘n beroep op almal om die winkel te besoek en ‘n geskenk te koop. “Dit is onmoontlik vir die ouers om Kersgeskenke vir hul kinders te koop en Hieb het nie geld daarvoor nie. Elke persoon kan self besluit hoeveel hy aan ‘n minderbevoorregte kind wil spandeer,” sê sy. Besoek die winkel vir meer besonderhede.

Motorfietsryers steun die bloeddiens

Well, stop looking. This is one of the big stands in old Bendor, 2013 m². It has so much potential. The house offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, it has a study and double garage with oversized automated doors. The house has been partially renovated. At the back there is a neat flatlet with its own kitchen and bathroom. There is also a neat storeroom. This is a true investment as the stand alone is worth anything from R1,2 mil to R1,3 mil. Original price R2,4 mil; now going at R1 795 000!! Call Hannes Opperman of Seeff properties on 082 594 3159 or hanneso@seeff.com TOp 10 AGENT 2013

WOODLANDS

R1 970 000

BENDOR

R3 450 000

BENDOR

R1 080 000

SOLE MANDATE

AN ABSOLUTE GEM IN POPULAR ESTATE PEACE, PRIVACY, STUNNING OUTLOOK UPMARKET TOWNHOUSE IN BEST AREA Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garage 3 Seeff Web: 310 202

(O) 015 297 1140 MANIE OOSTHUIZEN 082 809 3850

DALMADA

R2 000 000

Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Garages 2 Seeff Web: 310 358

(O) 015 297 1140 LOUISE OOSTHUIZEN 071 609 6256

BODORP

R599 000

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Garages 2 Seeff Web: 307 725

(O) 015 297 1140 KGOMOTSO MOKOATEDI 083 264 7038

SERALA VIEW

R1 400 000

Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Vir die vierde agtereenvolgende jaar het mnr Ian Thomson en se vou, Mavis die Biker Blood Drive, ‘n bloedskenkdag vir motorfietsryers by Savannah Mall aangebied. Vanjaar is 124 eenhede ten bate van die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Bloeddiens (SANBD) geskenk. Me Dottie Pinn, SANBD Limpopo-skakelbeampte sê sy is dankbaar vir individue soos hulle wat inisiatief neem en jaarliks ‘n reuse bydrae lewer. Pinn vertel dat die Thomsonegpaar jaarliks motorfietsryers in die stad werf deur elke skenker met ‘n replika-motorfiets te bederf. Van die skenkers sien dié geskenk as ‘n versamelstuk en mis nie die geleentheid nie. Pinn doen ‘n beroep op die gemeenskap om hulle tydens die feesseisoen te ondersteun omdat hulle dan meer bloed nodig het. Om as bloedskenker te kwalifiseer, moet jy meer as 50 kg weeg, tussen die ouderdom van 16 en 65 wees, goeie gesondheid geniet en ‘n veilige seksuele leefstyl handhaaf. Skakel hul kantore by 015 297 3636 vir meer besonderhede of om uit te vind waar klinieke gehou word.

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November 28, 2013

Polokwane Observer

Sewing competition in aid of rhino poaching Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Polokwane residents who have a keen interest in sewing and embroidery, and also have the continued slaughter of South Africa’s rhino close to their hearts can win big prizes during the Bernina International, Bernina South Africa and Rhino Action Group Effort (Rage) competition that is open to sewers of all ages. The theme of the competition is “I love the rhino” and all proceeds will be donated to Rage and used in the war against rhino poaching. The competition commenced on 20 November with a live broadcast on the commercial channel of DStv and will run until 7 March 2014, and entry forms are available at all Bernina branches in South Africa. All that a person has to do to enter the competition is to embellish a T-shirt to reflect a powerful message portraying the ‘I love the rhino’ message. Entries cost R20 each and a person can submit as many entries as they like. The competition is open to everybody that is interested in sewing and embroidery, from young to old, experienced and beginners, male and female, and will consist of three categories, including the youth up to eighteen-yearsold. The owner of Bernina in Polokwane, Mr Paul Engelbrecht says their branch is fully behind the competition and is looking forward to receiving the first entries for the competition. He added that Bernina will create awareness of the competition among younger contestants when the school’s reopen in 2014. Contestants from the city who would like to enter the competition can visit Bernina at the Checkers Centre in Polokwane. Or call 015 205 9990 for more information.

Photo: Warren Blunt

Bernina Polokwane co-owner, Ms Hester Engelbrecht, second from left with some of the Bernina owners from the city during the launch of Bernina International and Rhino Action Group Effort (Rage) competition last Wednesday.

Molwantwakgolo Drop-In Centre in dire need of funds Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Ms Mahlodi Chauke, Manager of Molwantwakgolo Drop- In Centre in Spook Park Village, Dairing Extension, Bloodriver appeals to different stakeholders, companies and individuals to help in reaching out to the need of orphaned children. Chauke said that since their establishment in 2008, the centre has been struggling to reach out to all the orphaned children due to lack of funding. The non-profit organisation houses 69 orphaned children from Mmotong, Bloodriver, Spook Park and Makgofe. “It has been tough because the number of orphans has increased. We initially had a small number of children but it has increased over the last few years. Sometimes we are unable to cater for all children. We need help. We need more funds. When more funds are available we will be able to cater to all the needs of our children. These children need school uniform, clothes, food and other basic needs,” Chauke said. Anyone who wants to donate school clothes or food parcels can contact Ms Mahlodi Chauke on 072 735 9794 / 082 398 8268.

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Ms Mahlodi Chauke, Manager of Molwantwakgolo Drop-In Centre.

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November 28, 2013

46 OBSERVER polokwane

Rotariërs skenk ruim aan behoeftiges

Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com Lede van die Rotariërklub 9400 het Maandag ‘n wavrag badkamersakkies aan mnr Melville Botha, een van die stigterslede van Sent 2

Serve Ministries oorhandig wat hy op sy beurt aan behoeftige gesinne in die stad uitdeel. Me Dawn Shamley, ‘n erelid van die Rotariërs het die sakkies, wat grotendeels deur die leerders van die Siloe School for the Blind gemaak is, met skenkings gevul wat hulle van die gemeenskap ontvang het. Me Ursula Moodi, voormalige Rotariër-president sê hulle is dankbaar vir almal wat tot die skenking bygedra het.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE AND TO RENT PROPERTIES TO LET PROPERTIES / LAND FOR SALE Marula Heights Estate has a few stands still available from R299 000 Celtic Meadows • 718m² @ R371 000 • 827m² @ R402 800 Celtic Meadows • 750m² @ R371 000 • 804m² @ R424 000 Woodhill • 511m² @ R403 000 • 507m² @ R318 000 Thornhill • 403m² @ R265 000

ABOVE IS ONLY A FEW STANDS THAT WE MENTION. CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFO Compensatie St Spoorweg St Aquarius St Munnik St Marula Heights Suid St Soetdorings Balule

Flat House House House House House Plot Farm

2 Beds, 1 Baths, Court Yard, Carport @ R615 000 3 Beds, 2 Baths, Borehole, Braai Area @ R932 800 4 Beds, 2 Baths, Pool, Double Garage @ R1 908 000 4 Beds, 2 Baths, Pool, Lapa, Huge Garden @ R1 908 000 4 Beds, 2 Baths, Double Garage, Security Estate @ R1 802 000 4 Beds, 3 Baths, Bachalor Flat, Huge Erf @ R1 590 000 4 Dwellings, Eskom Electricity, Close to N1 to LTT @ R2 568 000 Farmhouse, Irrigation, Cement Dam, Lapa, 21.4 Ha @ R2 650 000

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IF YOU WANT TO BUY OR SELL A PROPERTY PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL YOUR PROFESSIONAL ESTATE AGENT!! MABATHO.....

EAGLES CREST STAND – R380 000 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL ESTATE, 704m², CALL NOW FOR VIEWING!!!!! MABATHO 083 747 2056 mabathomabotja@gmail.com

VERY LIMITED STANDS AVAILABLE IN MAHLAKO A PHAHLA FROM R199 950.00 only and selling like hot cakes!! 1) LUTHULI PARK - R420 000 (Near a new shoping complex): 2 Bedroom house, dining room, kitchen and 1 bathroom. Fully fenced. 2) SESHEGO ZONE 2 - R329 000 (A good investment) A beautiful 4 roomed house for the young family. 3) EMDO PARK R450 000 (Price reduced) Lovely modern house with established garden! 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, dining room, kitchen, fully fenced.

SLIGHT 072 323 9386 slightmabotja@yahoo.com See these and a lot more properties on our website: www.theogoosen.co.za Attention Fauna and Flora Park house owners, we have qualified buyers between R1M and R1,2M - Let me sell your house! 1) VERY NEAT IN FAUNA PARK, just move into this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with a huge lapa and beautiful garden. Strong borehole with sprinklers. Big stand with 1 garage and 3 carports. Alarm, electric fence and gate. ONLY R1.32M! 2) BEAUTIFUL 4 BEDROOM HOUSE IN STER PARK on a big stand with landscaped waterwise garden with irrigation and swimming pool. Relax on the private deck with a view over the city or in the indoor garden or the stoep looking out onto the garden. Modern kitchen with scullery and laundry, study, dining and 2 living areas. 2 Garages, carport, 2 Wendy houses and security. R1.8M 3) LOTS OF STANDS AROUND MALL OF THE NORTH!

MARIETJIE 072 190 7149 marietjie@theogoosen.co.za

If you want to list your property, phone any agent, if you want to sell your property, phone me!! 1) OLD IVY PARK: House - R1.050M 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, nice size kitchen, dining room and big lounge. One garage, 2 lock-up car ports, big garden, borehole and irrigation and lapa. (Very good price!) 2) URGENT SALE !! HOUSE IN LADANNA: – R1.080M. 3 Bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms (main en suite), dining room and lounge, nice big, modern kitchen, big double garage. (Nice big family home, lots of space!) 3) Townhouse CBD – R850 000 Calling all professionals, stop paying rent and invest in yourself! 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen and dining room, living area convertible to offices/consulting rooms! Carport and garden area. (In process of rezoning to offices.)

HANNELIE 083 412 0009 hannelie@theogoosen.co.za WAREHOUSES TO LET ! - New warehouse in Industria close to CBD with choice of either 275 or 550m² size including office space: R13 610 or R 27 220 pm. - Industria: 2 Units of 240m² each @ R8 000 pm, also available as one unit at R16 000 pm. Immediate occupation. - New area (SAB area): Close to N1 ultra modern warehouse of 882m² for corporate client. Available at R48 510 pm. - Laboria: 6 units of 200m² each, and 3 units of 400m² each, available at R30/m², immediate occupation. - Industria: 1 000m² warehouse with offices @ R26 500 pm. RETAIL SPACE TO LET ! - Downtown in busy pedestrian area close to taxi terminals: 240m² at R 38 000 pm. - 28 Schoeman St: 276m² at R13 000 pm. Medical consulting rooms close to Limpopo Mediclinic: HIGH EXPOSURE. 200m² at R16 000 pm, subdividivision a possibility! NOTE: ALL FIGURES ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE OF VAT. RAYMOND 082 458 4239 1) FLORA PARK - HOT BUY - R750 000 Comfortable family home is very accessible to all amenities. 3 Bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, double lock-up carport, big stand. 2) MAHLESEDI PARK - EXT (NEW DEVELOPMENT) - Building packages now available. Stands priced from R199 500. Packages include both transfer / bond fees. 3) PENINA PARK - R1.4Mil. (Neg) - 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 living areas, 2 garages, entertainment areas, swimming pool. Probably the most beautiful and neat home in the suburb! 4) SESHEGO - R380 000 - Newly improved home offering 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen plus an outbuilding comprising 2 bedrooms and a garage. 5) SERALA VIEW - R490 000 HOT..HOT..HOT..! An incomplete double-storey home offering 4 bedrooms and so many extras.The building plan is available at the office. NB - Do you want to sell your house but don’t know where to start? Call your expertproperty consultant today to help you each step of the way!!

ERNEST 072 696 6004 ernest@theogoosen.co.za 1) ACASIA ESTATE: BENDOR R1.650 000. TOWN HOUSE Exclusive: Open-plan living area, 2nd lounge upstairs and a separate kitchen with granite tops. 3 Sunny bedrooms, 2 beautiful bathrooms, entertainment area! Small garden with swimming pool and Double garage. THIS MUST GO! 2) UPPER TOWN: FLAT R620 000 - PRICE REDUCED MUST SELL 2nd floor Open-plan living area and a separate large kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1carport. Walking distance from town and provincial hospital! GOOD INVESTMENT. HOME OWNERS DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY!!! Please Call me. I have qualified Buyers. NELA 083 302 8917 AN AGENT THAT CARES!

Foto: Mariëtte Snyder

Teenwoordig tydens die oorhandiging van die badkamersakkies is me Dawn Shamley, erelid van die Rotariërs, mnr Melville Botha van Sent 2 Serve Ministries en me Ursula Moodie, voormalige Rotariër-president en lid van die Rotariërklub 9400.

KAMPHERBEEK TWINE & POGRUND

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Maureen Crescent R10 000 Faranani Estate

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Immediately Room. Immediately Bachelor. 01/12/2013 1 Bedr, closed balcony, lounge/dining, kitchen, 1 bathr, carport. Immediately 1 Slp, 1 bad/k, ten volle gemeubileerd, W/L ingesluit. Immediately 1 Slp, 1 bad/k, ten volle gemeubileerd. Immediately 2 Slp, 1 bad/k, ten volle gemeubileerd. Immediately 2 Bedr, 1 bathr, carport. 01/12/2013 2 Bedr, 1 bathr, parking. 01/12/2013 2 Bedr, 1 bathr, parking. 01/12/2013 2 Bedr, 1 bathr, parking. Immediately 3 Bedr, 2 bathr, garage. 01/12/2013 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, carport. Immediately 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage. Immediately 4 Bedr, 2 bathr, lounge/dining, kitchen, scullery, double garage. 01/12/2013 3 Bedr, 2 bathr, kitchen, lounge, dining, entertainment area, swimming pool, double garage. Immediately 3 Bedr, 2 bathr, lounge, kitchen, double garage, braai area, security estate. 01/03/2014

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1) STER PARK: R1 900 000.00 Ideal home for entertainers. Beautiful finishes, 3 living areas, 3 bedrooms, stunning modern kitchen, double garage. Outbuildings which can be converted into a flat. Excellent security. 2) ELEGANT THATCHED ROOF RESIDENCE: R3 800 000 Prestigious property in upper town nestled in an awesome landscaped garden. 3 Bedrooms, 3 living areas, 2½ bathrooms, double garage. Garden cottage and wonderful entertainment area. For the most discerning buyer!! 3) WELGELEGEN: R1 780 000 Renovated family home with 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 living areas, double garage, pool, lapa, beautiful garden, electric fencing 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) STER PARK: Situated in quiet area. 3 Living areas, study, beautiful kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage, pool, braai, excellent entertainment area, landscaped garden. A stunning property! Price: R1 900 000.00 3) 622ha GAME FARM: Close to Polokwane, neat 4 Bedroom house, 2 chalets, pool, braai area, cold room, workers’ house etc. Price: R9 000 000.00

KONTAK STEPHEN - 082 558 3525 FARMS / PLOTS FOR SALE HOUSES: 1) 2 213m² CENTRAL TOWN: Zoned Res 3/14 units – R 3 500 000.00 2) CENTRAL MED NODE: Zoned Res 3/11 units (1665m²) 3) SILVERKRUIN: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/dining, kitchen, scullery, study, 2x garage, 2 carports, lapa and borehole. 4) VACANT STAND EDUAN PARK: R325 000 - 750m² 5) BENDOR – 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool ect. 6) BENDOR – 8 Bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (executive property) PLOTS: 1) ROODEPOORT: 26 ha 2) HOUSE AT ARABIE (Boat optional) 3) LEEUKUIL 10 ha: Vacant plot. 4) N1 PRETORIA RD 8.5 ha FARMS: 1) LEGKRAAL: ± 380 ha Cattle farm 2) SHARE IN GAME FARM: WATERPOORT - On the Sand River. House - R500 000.00 3) STERKRIVIER 850ha. 4) MARKEN - CATTLE FARM 5 000 ha 5) BEESPLAAS 600 ha - 25km van stad TO LET: RESIDENTIAL

CONTACT SAN 072 159 5126

1) Beautiful Townhouse: Welgelegen: R6,900.00 - Immediately. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, single garage, open-plan living area. 2) Rooms with bathroom: 53 Compensatie St: R2,415.00 - Immediately. 3) Ladanna Townhouses: Modern and newly built. Duplex 3 bedroom: R5 800.00 4) Old Flora Park: Open-plan, 3 bedroom home. R9 000.00 - 1 December. 5) Flat on Plot : 20 km from city: 2 Bedroom. R3 300.00 Immediately. 6) Beautiful 4 bedroom house on plot: 20 km from city with pool and electric fencing. Beautiful area. 1 Dec. R8 500.00 TO LET: INDUSTRIAL / INDUSTRIEëL

CONTACT STEPHEN TEl: 015 287 3300

Industrial: To let: 1) Laboria: 4,700m² yard with 2,400m² warehouse. (200m² - 400m²) 2) Prime industrial warehouse, 1200m² plus 200m² office on Dendron Road. 3) Industria: Next to NTK – Small workshop. 4) 320m² - 640m² - Close to SAB 5) Industrial stand: 1,2 ha, office, workshop etc. Excellent exposure and access. Office Space: 1) 430m² CBD with parking – Prime


November 28, 2013

Polokwane Observer

Miss Lim pageant all about charity

Mariëtte Snyder >> mariette.observer@gmail.com

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or the past four weeks the 18 finalists in the prestigious Miss Limpopo/Teen 2014 pageant were involved in various community

>> Lebogang Malatji visited Malesa Primary School in Mentz where she planted a vegetable garden as part of her food security project. She also paid a visit to the Bula Mahlo Drop-In Centre in Badimong to donate clothes and stationery and prepared lunch for the children. >> Matsobane Phasha spent a splendid day at Ga-magowa with the children of the Mponegele Orphanage Centre. She donated food parcels and planted a vegetable garden at the centre. >> Kholofelo Lekganyane embarked on various projects including a visit to the Mamahlola Day Care Centre in the Makanye Village where she donated food. She also donated shoes, clothes and food to foreigners living in the Tikiline Village in Tzaneen. >> Annah Malatji adopted the Rekakgona Drop-In Centre at the Ga-MothapoVillage in Makgwareng which caters for 51 learners from around the village. She plans to provide sponsorship for improvements and renovation to the centre.

projects in order to prove to the judges their ability to serve the community during their year of reign. The finalists will make presentations regarding their projects to the pane of judges on Saturday. The panel will allocate points which

will be be taken into consideration when the final judging takes place at Bolivia Lodge at 17:00 on 7 December. As an added bonus two more titles, Beauty with a Heart and Top Model, will also be conferred on the evening.

>> Rethabile Monyane held an event at the Reakgona Drop-In Centre in Seshego where she delivered a whole lot of groceries and organised a fun day they will

>> Tiane Ströh decided to focus on the elderly and children as part of her community outreach as she feels that they are the past and the future. The learners at Puzzles Playgroup in Polokwane donated the toys she delivered to the Rejoice Mercy Crèche in Seshego. She also paid a visit to the Bella Vista Old Age Home where she donated groceries and clothes. >> Mahlogonolo Matlou visited the Capricorn Correctional Services where 40 female offenders were presented with reading material, journals, toiletries and other necessities. The gesture was repeated at the Matatshe Correctional Services in Thohoyandou. >> Lesego Mangaba visited the Tshepo Drop-in Centre where she delivered food, stationery and toys and motivated the children to follow their dreams.

never forget.

the learners.

>> Sodi Malapele travelled to Tzaneen on a mission to donate books to the Matshangwane Primary School in Ga-Sekororo where she also spent time with

>> Lehumo Nkadimeng held an educational event regarding bullies and an eating disorder workshop at the Luthuli Park Primary School in Seshego and visited the Baphepeng Pre-School and Crèche in Seshego where she donated learning aids, tables, chairs, non-perishable food, clothes and stationery. >> Advie Mudau visited the Thomo Primary School in Nobody GaMothapo where she planted trees. She also visited the Grade R learners and gave them tips on reading and achieving one’s goals.

In addition to constantly urging residents to use water sparingly the Polokwane Municipality has now also, in an urgent press release issued last Tuesday, appealed to citizens to save electricity. Municipal Communications and Marketing Manager, Ms Tidimalo Chuene said the municipality received an

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HOUSE FOR SALE IN DENDRON R250 000 cash buyer only. 9 Boom Street, Dendron. Owner 082 878 0184 or send an email for photo request to chrisdrotskie@gmail. com, attention Liane, or Liane 072 400 0662 ____________________

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TO LET BACHELOR FLAT 1 bedroom up to 3 bedrooms in secure area. Tel 015 295 5264 Cell 079 899 5405 ____________________ TE HUUR BACHELOR FLAT IN LADANNA naby Makro. R2 600 per maand + deposito. Water ingesluit. Skakel 078 422 9911 ____________________ HOUSES: DORP R10 600 4 bedr, 2 bathr, study, storeroom. FLORA PARK R9 600 4 bedr, 3 bathr, study, 2 lounges, garage. OLD FLORA PARK R7 240 3 bedr, 2 bathr, 1 garage. TOWNHOUSES: DORP R8 340 4 bedr, 2 bathr plus 1 garage. BENDOR R6 550 3 bedr, 2 bathr, scullary, patio with braai, garage. IVY PARK R5 200 3 bedr, 2 bathr, 1 carport. FLORA PARK R6 500 3 bedr, 2½ bathr,1 garage, carport small garden. LADANNA R4 500 2 bedr, 2 bathr, 1 garage, garden, prepaid electr. LADANNA - R3 980 2 bedr, 1 bathr, lounge/kitchen, 1 carport. FLATS: DORP R4 240 1½ bedr, 1 bathr, 1 carport. DORP R3 500 1 bedr, 1 bathr, living area, 1 carport. RABE ST R4 050 2 bedr,1 bathr,1 garage. Available 1/1/2014. OFFICES: HANS VAN RENSBURg ST R8 900 TO R12 500 pm BENDOR, RHODESDRIFT ST R10 400 pm Offices in CBD from R2 500 pm AUDREY 0726327117 THYS 0837020768 DIONETTE 0845033964 TANITA 0731380789 RENTALS: HOUSES • Ivy Park Ext 34 - r5 500 - 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Kitchen, Carport • Flora Park - r7 000 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Dining/r, Garage • Ivy Park - r7 000 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Kitchen, Dining/r, 2 Garages • Flora Park - r7 400 - 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Dining/r, Garage • BodorP - r10 000 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Dining/r, Study, TV/r, Garages FlatS / toWNHoUSES • BodorP - r2 350 Bachelor Flats • ladaNNa - r3 550 2 Bed/r, 1 Bath/r, Lounge, Dining/r, Kitchen, 1 Garage • tHorNHIll - r5 500 2 Bed/r, 1 Bath/r, Lounge, Kitchen, Balcony, Carport. • BENdor - r 6 500 3 Bed/r, 2 Bath/r, Lounge, Dining/r, Kitchen, 1 Garage lEE 083 446 5558 __________________

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POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME 446 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE POLOKWANE/ PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007, IN TERMS OF SECTION 56(1) (B) (i) OF THE TOWN PLANNING AND TOWNSHIPS ORDINANCE, 1986 (ORDINANCE NO 15 OF 1986) I, Charlotte van der Merwe, being the authorised agent of the owner of the erf mentioned below, hereby give notice in terms of section 56(1)(b)(i) of the Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No 15 of 1986) that I have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for the amendment of the Town Planning Scheme known as the Polokwane/ Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2007 to rezone Portion 3 (a portion of portion 1) of Erf 827, Pietersburg, situated at 47B Devenish Street, Polokwane, from “Residential 1” to “Special” for Medical Consulting Rooms, subject to conditions as stipulated in Annexure 154, namely: FAR: 0,8; Coverage: 60%; Height: 5 storeys; Parking: 3 bays per 100m² GLFA. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, Civic Centre, Landdros Maré Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 29 November 2013. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager at the above address or at PO Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 within a period of 28 days from 29 November 2013. ADRESS OF AGENT: KAMEKHO TOWN PLANNERS PO BOX 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 082 456 3173 Fax: 086 614 9265 28/11 05/12 ___________________

POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT WYSIGINGSKEMA 446 KENNISGEWING VAN DIE AANSOEK OM DIE WYSIGING VAN DIE POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007 INGEVOLGE ARTIKEL 56(1)(B)(i) VAN DIE ORDONNANSIE OP DORPSBEPLANNING EN DORPE, 1986 (ORDONNANSIE NO 15 VAN 1986) Ek, Charlotte van der Merwe, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van die ondergenoemde erf, gee hiermee ingevolge artikel 56(1)(b)(i) van die Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe, 1986 (Ordonnansie 15 van 1986) kennis dat ek by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het om die wysiging van die Dorpsbeplanningskema bekend as die Polokwane/ Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007 deur hersonering van Gedeelte 3 (‘n gedeelte van gedeelte 1) van Erf 827, Pietersburg, te Devenishstraat 47B, Polokwane, vanaf “Residensieel 1” na “Spesiaal” vir Mediese Spreekkamers, onderworpe aan sekere bepalings soos uiteengesit in Bylaag 154, naamlik: VOV: 0,8; Dekking: 60%; Hoogte: 5 verdiepings; Parkering: 3 plekke per 100m² BVVO. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbestuur, Burgersentrum, Landdros Marestraat, Polokwane vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 29 November 2013. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 29 November 2013 skriftelik by of tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 ingedien of gerig word. ADRES VAN AGENT: KAMEKHO STADSBEPLANNERS POSBUS 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 082 456 3173 Fax: 086 616 9265 28/11 05/12 ___________________ NOTICE OF REINSTATEMENT OF A PRIVATE COMPANY The directors of Tantus Trading 336 (Pty) Ltd, (Registration no. 2006/00457/07), 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 CIPC within 21 days of this notice. 28/11 ___________________

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Umfolozi Sugar Mill (Pty) Limited is situated between St Lucia and the Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve near the town of Mtubatuba.

Umfolozi Sugar Mill (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2008/012011/07

Rigger Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the above vacancy in the Maintenance department at Umfolozi Mill. Reporting to the Maintenance Foreman, the incumbent will need to be a self-starter, with an enthusiastic, proactive approach to work. Key performance areas: • Undertake routine inspection of lifting gear, scaffolding and ladders • Colour-code slings and equipment • Keep all lifting equipment registers up to date • Select suitable lifting tackle according to safe working load • Lift, move and install machinery and equipment using tirfors, chain blocks of the overhead cranes • Erect scaffolding and ladders and assist with work in elevated positions • Drive and operate mobile crane • Supervise the rigging hands • Keep work station and surroundings clean on a daily basis • Control rigging equipment. The successful candidate should have the following: • A completed recognised apprenticeship • A recognised Trade Test Certificate (Rigging) • At least 5 years’ experience as a Rigger in a heavy machinery environment • Specific knowledge of wire rope splicing and the repair of lifting equipment • Qualified to drive and operate a 30 ton-mobile crane • Certified to build and inspect scaffolding • Computer literacy: Planned Maintenance System, spreadsheets and Word • Sugar Mill experience will be an added advantage. Applications accompanied by a detailed CV and proof of qualifications may be forwarded to: The Human Resources Officer via e-mail: careers@usm.co.za or fax: (035) 550-1145 CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 29 NOVEMBER 2013 Should you not receive any response within one month of this closing date, please consider your application as having been unsuccessful. Human Communications D104725

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Accounting Assistant (Female) required by a small firm of chartered accountants.

Experience/skills requirements: • Good knowledge of and experience in Accounting and tax related matters, i.e. income tax and VAT. • Experienced in the use of Excel and Caseware software. • Preferably English speaking or bilingual.

Please forward your CV to bothan@mweb.co.za or fax to: 015 296 0015

SECURITY SURVEILLANCE INSTALLATION MANAGER

Requirements: The successful candidate should be between the ages of 30 and 50 years and • Must have electro technical qualifications and capabilities plus at least 5 years of experience in the field of installation of security surveillance mechanisms (video cameras) • Must be able to supervise and manage installation staff in the section. • Must have good communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, planning, project management, organising and organisational as well as costing skills • Must have a valid driver’s licence and be prepared to work extraordinary working hours • Must be physically strong and fit and prepared to move / carry / lift / handle infrastructure and equipment as and when necessary. • (A practical installation “test” will be done as a qualifying criteria) Responsibilities: Supervise, undertake and direct the operations and staff in the surveillance installation section and therefore a wide degree of creativity as well as latitude is expected. The candidate will liaise with and report to top management with regard operational matters, and work closely with customers. Competitive monthly salary + benefits.

SECURITY SURVEILLANCE SALESPERSON

Requirements: The energetic and dynamic successful sales candidate should be between the ages of 30 and 50 years • Must have at least 5 years experience as a successful salesperson (background in the field of security surveillance will be an added advantage) • Must have good communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, planning and sales skills • Must have a valid driver’s licence and must be prepared to travel Responsibilities: Sells, promotes and markets the products and services of the company. The candidate will liaise with and report to top management with regard to sales and marketing matters and initiatives. Competitive monthly salary + commission. Other information: A probation period of 6 (six) months will be applicable and back ground checks will be done on all short listed candidates. Applicants must be computer literate and have no criminal record. A complete CV with contact numbers of references and certified copies of all qualifications attached, should be handed in at the offices of TAG CPI Training and Consulting, 1st Floor, A-Block, EDUPARK, Polokwane. (Hours to hand in a CV are Mondays to Thursdays from 08:30 to 14:30). Contact Ansie at 015 290 2891. CLOSING DATE: 11 December 2013


Noordelikes sluit OBSERVER 51 suksesvolle 2013-seisoen af Derdespanspeler van die Jaar, Sias van Wyk ontvang sy trofee van afrigter, Hannes Hat­ tingh.

Simba Mamese is die senior Speler van die Jaar.

Shaun van der Merwe, Noordelikes-hoofaf­ rigter ontvang sy trofee.

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B Truck & Tractor Noordelike Rugbyklub (Noordelikes) het onlangs die 2013-rugbyseisoen met hul jaareindfunksie afgesluit. Die spelers, ondersteuners, borge en lede van die bestuurspan is tydens die geleent­ heid vir hul bydrae tot ‘n suksesvolle jaar bedank en toekennings is aan uitstaande spelers oorhandig. Riaan van Schalkwyk, Noordelikes se voorsitter, het die spelers vir hul toegewydheid bedank. Die eerste span is die vyfde agtereenvolgende jaar as die Boet Fick Seniorliga-kampioene gekroon. Die derde span was ook kampioene in 2013 en die tweede span het in die eindstryd teen Letaba verloor. Noordelikes het ook vroeër die seisoen in die Cell C Gemeenskaps­beker deelgeneem en hul derde- en eerste spanne het vroeër die jaar die Presidentsbeker gewen. Van Schalkwyk sê die klub sien uit na nog ‘n

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suksesvolle seisoen in 2014 en die spelers oefen reeds vir volgende jaar se deelname in die Cell C Gemeenskapbeker. Thabo Tladi is aangewys as die Noordelikes Sportman van die Jaar.

Everard Bye ontvang sy toekenning as Klub­ speler van die Jaar van Noordelikes presi­ dent, Tony Varela.

Noordelikes se Sportman van die Jaar, Thabo Tladi ontvang sy trofee. Links is Peet Kruger van Soetdorings Buiteklub een van Noorde­ likes se borge en Noordelikes- president, Tony Varela. FOTO’S: WARREN BLUNT

BB Truck & Tractor se Deon Steyn­ berg en Les Greene word bedank deur Noordelikes se voorsit­ ter, Riaan van Schalk­ wyk vir hul ondersteu­ ning tot die klubsukses van 2013. Die maatskappy is Noorde­ likes se hoofborg.

Tiny Masemola ontvang sy trofee vir die Jongspeler van die Jaar van Noordelikes president, Tony Varela.

Die Tweedespanspeler van die Jaar, Wallies Kubannek ontvang sy trofee van afrigter, Rudolph Adendorff.


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Plot 15, Dalmada ASSET AUCTIONEERS PO Box 215, Polokwane CC Reg no. 2008 / 037750 /23 bynes@mweb.co.za JOHAN 083 477 2246 OFFICE 015 263 6167 www.suduco.co.za Duly instructed by our valued clients, Lepelle Northern Water and others we will sell the following items per public auction on Tuesday, 10 December 10:30 at plot 15 Dalmada, Polokwane Vehicles: Massey Ferguson tractor, Isuzu bakkies, Toyota D4D, Toyota Hino trucks, Opel bus, Nissan crane truck and more. Loose assets: Clothing, office furniture, motors, pipes, fittings and much more .

Viewing daTe: Monday, 9 deceMber froM 09:00 To 17:00

Buyers must register - ID document and proof of residence required. R10 000 cash registration fee on vehicles. R2 000 registration fee on loose assets. 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.

ASSET AUCTIONEERS CC Reg no. 2008 / 037750 /23

JOHAN 083 477 2246 OFFICE 015 263 6167 Duly instructed by our valued client, the Department of Economic Development Environment and Tourism we wil sell the following items per public auction on Thursday, 5 December at 10:30 Plot 15, Dalmada, Polokwane.

Vehicles: +- 60 VW Touareg, Nissan Navara, 5x Toyota Landcruisers, Nissan Hardbodys, Isuzu KBs, Nissan Almeras, Toyota Corollas, Toyota Venture and much more. Tractors: Ford, John Deere, Case, Massey Ferguson, etc. Implements: Massey Ferguson baler, ploughs, scrapers, planters and much more. Boats: Various boats: Loose assets: Generators, lawn mowers, saddles, fridges, freezers, office furniture, to much to mention.

Items to be sold per catalogue: Items to be viewed at nature reserves.

Atherstone Nature Reserve: Gallion T600B, JCB TLB, scraper, Tractor trailer. Nylsvlei Nature Reserve: 34 x game capture crates + loading ramp, heap of fencing. Lekgalametse Nature Reservee: Samil 100 double diff truck (no registration papers). Nwanedi Nature Reserve: Water tanks, fencing material, boat. Musina Nature Reserve: Tractor trailer.

VIEwIng DaTE: wEDnEsDay, 4 DEcEmBEr from 09:00 To 17:00

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

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

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Greaver experiences oval racing at first hand

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aturday evening’s final club race at the Polokwane Oval saw more than just eager racers chasing the first position on the podium. There was a great buzz of excitement as Polokwane Executive Mayor Freddy Greaver and his son Jordan were placed in the passenger seats of Fred Cooper’s drifting vehicles. Greaver was invited to be part of the event and given the opportunity for an in-car experience with one of the country’s best drifting enthusiasts, Frederick Cooper from Mokopane. “It was an awesome experience,” he said getting out of Cooper’s Nissan Skyline equipped with a 2,5 litre turbo engine. Jordan was all smiles after the adrenaline rich experience. “The Polokwane Municipality wants to encourage and develop all sorts of sport in the city. It is also important the municipality focuses on motor racing and I encourage anyone with the love of speed to engage with the ovals,” Greaver said on Tuesday. The promoter of the Polokwane Oval, Roelof van Breda said it was an honour to have Greaver present. “We would like to engage him in the sport in the hope to promote oval racing and to express our topmast application of rules to ensure a safe an enjoyable sport,” he said. Greaver also had the opportunity to wave the chequered flag at the Rookie class won by Dylan Bosch with Elzani Raaths and Roean van Breda in second and third place respectively. The Stockrods was won by Willie Blignaut followed by Joseph Bothma and Attie van der Merwe. Zelda Human took the lead in the 1660 Modifieds class with Heath Bent and Fred Cooper being checked in shortly after. Frans Joubert, Roelof van Breda and Haccum Hough took the first three places in the 2,1 Modifified class while the Hotrods was ruled by Stephan Weideman, Andre Pienaar and Hennie Steenkamp.

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Polokwane Executive Mayor Freddy Greaver waves the chequered flag at the Rookies.

Dylan Bosch takes the lead in the Rookie class and finishes first.

Joseph Bothma puts some pedal to the metal in the Stockrods class.

Photos: RC Myburgh

Polokwane Executive Mayor Freddy Greaver gives the thumbs up before taking off with drifting enthusiast, Fredrick Cooper.

Polokwane Executive Mayor Freddy Greaver and his daughter, Tamlyn on the racing vehicle of Roean van Breda during the opening ceremony of the final club race at the Polokwane Oval on Saturday.


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Local cyclist conquers two challenging races

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WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Polokwane Pedallers’ cyclist, Cherie Siebert was very surprised when she smashed her previous best time during the recent 94.7 Cycling Challenge in Johannesburg. The 26-year-old was competing in the event for the sixth time and achieved an overall position of 385th and the fourth place out of the 3 868 women that participated in the event. Cherie completed the challenging 94,7 km route in a time of two hours, 37 minutes and five seconds to take more than 25 minutes off her previous best time. The local cycling fanatic did not give her legs a rest after her achievement in the 94.7 race as she formed part of the 12 member Randmark Speedsters team that participated in the challenging 204 km Coronation Double Century cycle race that was held in Swellendam in the Western Cape on Saturday. The Randmark team was made up from three women and nine men and finished in 13th position overall. Cherie described the race as scenic, but rather tough as the famous Tredoux Pass that included a climb of approximately 600 metres formed part of the route. She added that the Cape event will be her last competitive race for the year as her legs deserve a break after all the cycle races she has participated in recently. For now Cherie will be weighing up all her options as she is considering entering races as a professional during the 2014 cycling season.

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The 2014 Orange African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament in January will not be costing the Polokwane Municipality a cent after the announcement last Friday at a Special Council Meeting that funding has been secured from various sources. Funding will be made up of R28,5 million from National Treasury, R8 267 250 from the Local Organising Committee and R5 million from Provincial Government for a total package of R41 767 250 to host matches in Polokwane. At the meeting the decision was made that the municipal accounting officer be granted permission to sign the Host City Agreement on behalf of the municipality as well as the implementation of the operational plan. As one of the host cities for Chan, the Polokwane Municipality must submit a detailed operational plan to the Transferring National Officer by 30 November. The municipality must also ensure that the operational plan complies with the minimum requirement for host cities and that the plan is approved by the Municipal Council. In addition, the municipality must enter into a contract with qualified specialists in accordance with its supply chain management policy. The appointment of a dedicated operations manager for the duration of tournament must also be approved. The operations manager will be responsible for managing the performances of volunteers and contracted specialists in accordance with the contracts signed with the municipality. The Member of the Mayoral Committee for Sport, Arts and Culture for the Polokwane Municipality, Cllr Mamedupi Teffo is confident that everything will be in place when the Chan tournament kicks off on 11 January 2014.

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Double award for Lim’s wheelchair tennis player Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

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Limpopo wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane, who recently received two top awards for Sportswoman of the Year with a disability.

impopo’s woman wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane did it twice by taking the Sportswoman of the Year with a disability award at the Spar G Sports Awards in Johannesburg last Wednesday. Four days prior to winning the Spar award she was also named as the South African Sportswoman of the Year for a person with a disability at the South African National Sports Awards. Montjane, who is currently the number six ranked player in the world was also crowned as Sportswoman of the Year with a disability at the Gauteng Sports Awards earlier this year. Montjane can boast of having

a very successful year in 2013. In addition to the three South African sports awards, she made the semi-finals of the Australian Open and qualified for the French Open, both grand slam events, before ending as the runner up at the year-end Masters Doubles tournament. She has won 33 titles to date on the international wheelchair tennis tour and attributes her success to lots of hard work, dedication and the support she receives from her sponsor, Airports Company South Africa. The paralympian says the incredible support from her family and Wheelchair Tennis South Africa has helped to encourage, motivate and make her believe that she can achieve even more success internationally.

Polokwane City FC confident after a massive victory Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Polokwane City Football Club’s major victory against the struggling University of Pretoria at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday did not come easy, Club Spokesperson Patrick Baloyi admited. Baloyi was speaking after Polokwane City FC trashed Tuks 3-0 to move out of the relegation zone to the 10th position of the Premier Soccer League (PSL). City’s goals were scored by Puleng Tlolane, Galabagwe Mayana and Malawian International Essau Kanyenda in the first half of the match. “There is nothing like an easy team in the league, all the teams are equal to the task. Tuks gave us a good match and I think we were tactically on point on the day hence the victory. We are the only team representing the province in the PSL and we want to stay

in the league and the only way to do that is to win games. We did not start well, but we had to pick ourselves up. PSL is a tough and very competitive league and we are happy with the victory,” Baloyi said. He also thanked the myriad of supporters who came to witness their amazing race in the elite league. “Our supporters are always with us. We have supporters in all parts of the province, they have been with us since our era in the National First Division. We thank them for the continued support they have shown in all our matches,” Baloyi said. City will be hoping to continue in the same form when they host Mpumalanga Aces on 8 December at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium. “It is going to be a tough match. Like I said there is no easy team, all teams are good. They are also a good side with quality players, but we want to have a good home run, it is better to win home matches than to lose them,” Baloyi said.

First half of cricket season draws to a close Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com The final fixtures for the year in both the 2013/14 Platinum and Promotion League will be played over the weekend before the league resumes again next year. Presently the unbeaten Eagles Cricket Club lead the way in the Platinum League on 45 points after winning all eight of their league fixtures including a rare away victory to the present champs, Hornbills Cricket Club from the Tzaneen area. The Hornbills and Aces Cricket Club are the only two teams with a chance of dislodging them at the top of the league table with 31 and 37 points respectively. The Eagles travel away on Sunday to face the Nkowankowa Cricket Club at the Modjadjiskloof Oval while Aces have a home fixture against Louis Trichardt Cricket Club at the Polokwane Cricket Club. Both the Platinum and Promotion League will resume again on 12 January 2014. The Limpopo Impala Lilies received a comprehensive hiding from the visiting Northerns team in a Cricket South Africa (CSA) Women’s 50-over league fixture at the Polokwane Cricket Club on Saturday. The visitors scored a competitive total of 278 for two wickets in 50 overs after being sent in to bat first. Northerns batswoman, Sunnette Luus scored an unbeaten ton after achieving the same feat against the Lilies last season. The Lilies were bowled out for only 21 runs in reply to give the visitors a comprehensive victory. Limpopo Impalas Cricket spokesperson, Sedibu Mohlaba says the scorecard is not a true reflection of the game as the Lilies u.19 team

showed a lot of fight against their more experienced opponents that featured two national players in Luus and Marcia Letsoalo. The u.19 Girls will have learnt a lot from the match as they head to Cape Town for the U.19 National Week from 3 to 9 December in Cape Town, according to Mohlaba. The Limpopo Impalas senior men’s team will face the Pumas in a CSA Rural 50-over league fixture at the Hoërskool Pietersburg Oval on Saturday.

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Limpopo Lilies bowler, Mahlatse Motshabi in action against Northerns on Saturday.

Heide-Lene Jonck, the Impala Lilies bowler forces a defensive shot from Northerns batswoman, Sunnette Luus.

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Petrol head Johnny Durant like an igniting fume at ovals >> Not only a speed freak but also a 4x4 enthusiast >> “I believe luck was on my side” RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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fter winning the national title as oval racing champ in the 2,0 litre modified class, local racer Johnny Durant describes himself as a petrol head and speed freak in full right. In what has been only his first year in oval racing he has already reached the top of the log to become the proud yet humble bearer of the champion’s crown. “My brother has been racing for quite a while and I was introduced to the sport through watching him racing around the oval track on various occasions. It looked like a lot of fun and I bought a racing car, modified it and joined the local oval club,” he said. During the year Durant experienced his ups and down on the racing track but it was to his surprise when he had a successful race at the national championships hosted in Cape Town at the beginning of the month. “Driver’s experience and ingenuity play a big role when competing but I Photo: believe luck was RC Myburgh on my side during Johnny Durant the race. The top with his 2,0 litre drivers can at any modified oval moment experience racing vehicle. technical difficulties Durant won and have to withthe national draw from the race, championships while other drivers hosted in Cape have no difficulties Town at the beginning of giving them the November. opportunity to win

the race,” he explained. He said it is not that difficult to win the national title, but the challenge lies in keeping it. Travelling at speeds of approximately 130 km/h in a vehicle producing 175 kW of power, damages to the vehicle are inevitable. “It is an expensive sport and the biggest expense is to buy the car and get the engine in top running condition. More expenses come after each race as the body does get damaged.” People might think that a racing car has no need to look spectacular but Durant disagrees and said that he would not enter a race if his car has any damages on the bodywork. “It is my pride and I prefer repairing the body after each race.” In addition to Durant’s love for speed he also enjoys the companionship between drivers and the general attitude of people supporting oval racing. Already owning the highest title in oval racing nationally, Durant is now aiming at

participating in the world championship. “It will take some more practice and time to get there but I remain focussed and will continue working towards the world championships,” he said. His 16-year-old son, Johnny is also interested in oval racing and Durant plans on giving his car to his son. “My wife supports me at every event even though it takes a lot of our family time in possession.” Durant is the adventurous type who likes the rough and tough. He has competed in various 4x4 challenges across the country since

1990 and two years later won the national offroad champion title in the B-class for standard modified vehicles. “I have always loved 4x4 challenges as it creates the perfect opportunity to push a vehicle to its limits and to see what it is really capable of doing,” he said. He has won various club championships on the 4x4 track. Durant thanked his sponsors and especially Piet Venter for preparing his vehicle.


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