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A demand for high level intervention is veiled by highly classified contents contained in a document questioning the alleged channelling of Limpopo l Corruption related to a multigovernment funds to entities elsewhere in the country and million construction project on to supposed indirect benefit of the eastern side of Polokwane an opposition party leader. The hard-hitting document l Inflation of property prices interrogates the awarding escalated with up to 597% of tenders in Limpopo to l Insider trading pertaining to seemingly greedy service providers that are part of a confidential information system allowing for the alAdjudication l of security tenleged channelling of funds to business operations based in ders awarded to non-deserving other provinces. The prevailcompanies ing scenario symbolises the milking of a well-fed dairy life-sustaining thread was not likely to cow kept for advantageous purposes. stop, was the response from a source Names mentioned in the docuclose to the origin. ment point at an unfolding pattern Reference to alleged irregularities resembling an umbilical cord that To page 2 spans across provinces, snaking down

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Motor City: Muni Manager faces fraud charge RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com The R45 million Motor City development was dealt another blow when one of the bidders and objectors of this project, Glen Matsaung on Friday opened

a case of fraud against Municipal Manager Connie Mametja relating to the alleged furnishing of a fraudulent special power of attorney signed on 26 October 2012 whilst the application by PEB Properties (Pty) Ltd for this document was only signed five days later.

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From page 1 with regards to suspected tender fraud at local and provincial government levels gives rise to five areas of growing concern. These include alleged corruption related to a multi-million construction project on the eastern side of Polokwane, inflation of property prices escalated with up to a staggering 386% and 597% respectively in transactions entered into with government, insider trading pertaining to confidential information applied for perceived benefit and adjudication of security tenders awarded to non-deserving companies operating from Gauteng and Mpumalanga respectively late last year. Attached proof to the effect indicates payment of more than R20 million a month in government monies for contracts apparently awarded to 13 of 17 security companies with business concerns elsewhere. According to information a follow-up announcement on more than ten service providers bidding for three-year contracts for rendering security services to government is expected any moment now. Further substantiating proof includes information containing a warning of alleged non-compliance in the case of several of the bidders. The source listed companies that were allocated tenders but were not paid-up members of the body regulating the security industry. In one such matter a company owner, seen to be connected to a party leader in the recent past, is allegedly contracted to the local and provincial governments as service provider in a cross-spectrum of capacities. Alarm was raised over the evident funding of opposition interests through tenders apparently awarded on a nepotism scale of 1:10. The negative impact on service delivery and halting of development in a vastly rural province remain reasons for concern. In certain quarters the change Premier Stan Mathabatha has effected since his arrival about a year ago is appreciated, but still ridding Limpopo of the so-called remaining rot would require a near miracle.

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Depleted road infrastructure impedes community >> Ambulances are unable to arrive on time >> Municipal officials will be dispatched in order to fix the road Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Members of the Ga-Mothapo community have expressed concern about the bad state of the road from Phuti to Laastehoop village which has been depleted for some time and has not received any attention from the Polokwane Mu-

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nicipality. The road links the area with the R71 to Polokwane and Tzaneen. Reportedly the road has become dilapidated to such an extent that drivers must give way to oncoming vehicles to avoid collisions while small cars battle to navigate the poor road surface without damage. Community member Betty Mankgela from

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>> 4 760 indigent households already benefitting from the programme >> Over R29 million owed by indigents earmarked to be written off RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com

An amount of R50 million was set aside for indigent support during the 2014/15 financial

year of the Polokwane Municipality while just over R29 million owed by indigents is earmarked to be written off. During a media briefing on Tuesday Executive Mayor Freddy Greaver said: “Council took a decision to write off debts for indigent households as at 30 June 2013. For debts accumulated after that households should then make payment arrangements. On top of the write-off, they will be getting relief on payment of basic services as part of the indigent support programme. The status is neither historical nor futuristic, but a reflection of your economic status at that particular moment.” The closing date for registration has been extended to 23 June to allow more households to register in order to benefit from this

programme. The date was also extended for purposes of budgeting, allowance for capturing and council approval in order for qualifying households to get relief effective from 1 July.  A total of 4 760 households already appear on the indigent register and the city’s target is to reach no less than 10 000 households. The municipality will embark on an outreach programme to communities, schools, universities, colleges and tribal authorities in order to reach the target. Polokwane has increased the threshold for households to qualify for indigent status to R5 400. Qualifying households will receive six kilolitre free water, 100 kWh of free electricity, whilst they will be exempted 100% in terms of refuse and sewerage on a monthly basis. Prop-

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erties of up to R100 000 are exempted from assessment rates. The municipality further grants 40% rebates to owners of residential property who depend on pensions or social grants. “Residents need to exercise the necessary care by saving water and electricity.  Most indigent households compound their problem by building backrooms with an aim to augment their income, but end up having their consumption exceeding their allocated indigent threshold,” Greaver said. Application forms are available from the Polokwane Municipality’s rates hall in Landdros Maré Street, Seshego municipal offices in zones 1, 2 and 3 and Mankweng cluster office at Unit C.

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y adding their voices to an African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) campaign, local women affili­ ated to the ruling party as well as religious and community formations called for action by the Nigerian government, the African Union and United Nations to secure the immediate release of a group of almost 300 kidnapped schoolgirls from that country last month. The women met in Polokwane on Friday for a noon Photo: Yolande Nel

A member of the audience studies a copy of the petition.

Bring Back Our Girls Campaign prayer session. The prevailing cold spell that characterised an impromptu meeting forced to take place outside Nirvana Community Hall on account of the facility still being locked upon arrival, seemed of less importance considering the perceived circumstances the schoolgirls have most likely been subjected to since the mass abduction. Later municipal employees arrived to grant them access to the hall and the party moved into sheltered conditions to continue with song and prayer. Women’s voices sounded out in defiance of an extremist group propa­ gating fear. In the petition, which formed part of a national one circulated by the ANCWL, the women further stressed the protection of civilians, and in particular women and children from any form of violence. They thirdly re­ quested the formation of an international del­ egation to conduct an impartial investigation into the kidnapping of the schoolgirls and the relationship between Boko Haram with other global formations. The fourth point raised in the petition was a demand for the prosecution and punishment of the culprits.

City’s reservoirs low RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com The city’s reservoirs are still at alarming low levels as refurbishment continues at the Oli­fantspoort Water Purification Plant. The 50 mega litre and new 30 mega litre reser­

voirs contain only 26% of their capacity respectively. Spokesperson Malesela Maubane said on Tuesday the 30 mega litre reservoir is still being resealed. The reservoir in Potgie­ ter Avenue is at 70% of its capacity while the one in Extension 34 held 95%.

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Manhunt for alleged child murderer and accomplice KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com The Limpopo Police have embarked on an intense manhunt following the killing of a fourth child younger than three in the province in less than seven days. The most recent murder happened on Monday evening in Extension 71, Seshego when a suspect and his friend visited the house of his 27-year-old girlfriend. “It is alleged that the man broke the window to gain access to the house where after an argument ensued between the suspect and his girlfriend. When the argument heated up the woman managed to escape and went to her aunt’s house to seek help leaving her son, aged two, and siblings aged 10 and 14 in the house,” Hangwani Mulaudzi of the Limpopo Police said. The suspects then allegedly proceeded to smash the two-year-old against a wall before slitting his throat with a broken bottle. The 14-year old uncle of the victim allegedly tried to intervene to save his nephew’s life but was also stabbed in the head with the same weapon. Mulaudzi said the two-year-old was rushed to the Polokwane Provincial Hospital on Monday evening and died on Tuesday afternoon. Both suspects are still at large and the Police are following all leads that could lead to their arrest. Limpopo Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola said the Police will not rest until the suspects are behind bars. “We are so saddened by this incident and we are pleading with parents to keep their children out of domestic squabbles,” Masemola said.

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ttacks on and ill-treatment of foreigners across Limpopo are apparently on the increase again giving rise to fears that a repeat of earlier situations characterised by incidents of serious violence and loss of life

and property may occur. Hangwani Mulaudzi from the Limpopo Police agreed that the matter should be handled with great caution “As Police we have noted with serious concern the recent attacks on foreign nationals. We strongly condemn these and everyone should note that such acts of violence will not be tolerated,” he warned. Mulaudzi said a strategy has been put in place to ensure that everything in the Police’s power has been done to ensure that any form of violence in the province is nipped in the bud and to also ensure that law abiding citizens or those residing within Limpopo can live without the fear of being attacked. Mulaudzi added that the recent arrest of

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25 suspects in Rebone (see story elsewhere in Polokwane Observer) accused of looting foreign shops and being involved in acts of public violence attests to the no nonsense approach the Limpopo Police is taking against criminals. “The world is now a global village and what happened in Rebone is being watched and read about by people across the world. It is the duty of the Police to provide security to people living here and to be protectors of these people, albeit foreigners or locals,” Mulaudzi said. He added that those promoting violence and attacks on foreign nationals should rethink their plans and join the progressive forces by fishing out and punishing those perpetrating the acts of violence.


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he Public Protector is expected to subpoena Polokwane Municipality to force them to make available documentation needed for an investigation into the R45 million Motor City development. This was confirmed by an employee at the office of the Public Protector who wished to remain anonymous. One of the bidders for the Motor City development Glen Matsaung and another local businessman who objected to the project and wished to remain anonymous have been requesting access to information about the development for months yet the municipality has not made the records available.

Matsaung has since 1 February 2013 been requesting access to information regarding, among others, all tenders submitted; the evaluation and scoring criteria for the tender; all documentation of the bid and all minutes of the tender evaluation committee. The anonymous objector has without success since 15 April 2013 requested information about the minutes of a meeting held between PEB Properties (Pty) Ltd, the winner of the bid, and the municipality in July last year. He further also requested documentation on a matter affecting his own business premises and has received no reply to that either. Both applicants were upon applying for access advised of a waiting period of 30 days. Despite this waiting period having long expired, neither Matsaung nor the businessman

have received any of the required documentation. Matsaung had numerous encounters with municipal officials in order to get access to information. “I tried at least four times after which I turned to the Public Protector in January for help and to investigate the matter,” he said. It is alleged that the municipality also failed to provide the Public Protector with infor-

mation and Matsaung was informed that the Public Protector will soon follow the subpoena road to gain access to information. On Friday Matsaung opened a case of fraud against Municipal Manager Connie Mametja relating to Motor City. See story elsewhere. Municipal Spokesperson Malesela Maubane had not responded to enquiries at the time of our going to press.

Motor City: Municipal manager faces fraud charge From page 1 PEB Properties (Pty) Ltd for a special power of attorney a document was printed from the municipal server stating the date as 2 November 2012. “This document was later allegedly removed from the public domain and replaced by a second special power of attorney signed on 26 October 2012. “According to law no contracts or special power of attorney can be backdated. According to the extract in the minutes of the directors’ meeting of PEB Properties (Pty) Ltd held in Polokwane on 31 October 2012 it was resolved that the company applied for a special power of attorney to the Polokwane Municipality,” Matsaung said. On Tuesday Matsaung discovered more irregularities in the public domain saying that three withdrawal of objection documents from different companies were all signed by the same person with the description on each document exactly the same just on a different letterhead. The undersigned also had the same portfolio for the different companies. “The information block on each document which shows the municipality’s receipt of document was not present on one of the documents and some of the others differ in format. Municipal stamps on the letters also faded in such a way that it is impossible to read,” Matsaung said. Furthermore the signature of the undersigned person also differs.

Matsaung also questioned the validity of the company report on PEB Properties (PTY) Ltd. “According to the business information sheet by windeed which was furnished during the tender process, the reference number which was displayed on the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) company report is allegedly not legit. References on these reports are always numerical while the reference on the furnished document indicates the company name. The auditing company name was also absent from the report but in a report drawn by myself from the Registrar of Companies and Closed Corporations on Tuesday it suddenly indicates a local audit company,” Matsaung explained. Matsaung also turned to the Public Protector for help to obtain documentation from the municipal records who is on the edge to issuing a subpoena in order to demand documentation. See story elsewhere. Municipal Spokesperson Malesela Maubane said the process of the Motor City development is at such a stage that the municipality is still awaiting approval of general plans by the Surveyor General. On the fraud case against Mametja he said: “We are not aware of a case being opened against the Municipal Manager and further that until such time that the Investigating Officer contacts us we are unable to comment further at this stage.”

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Naughty fun at Meropa Casino

>> Ngakane and his team aim to make the ladies and men’s nights a monthly instalment >> Exotic ladies and hunky men entertain at Jembe Tavern

KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

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eropa Casino & Entertainment World is offering locals the ideal end to a busy month of toiling in the Limpopo sun with their newly launched initiative of exclusive and high-class male and female entertainment once a month.

THESE BIDS ARE SUBJECT TO THE, PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK ACT AND THE PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS, 2011, AND THE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT (GCC) AND, IF APPLICABLE, ANY OTHER SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT. Bid No Bid Description Doc. fee Period of Evaluation Compulsory Site Closing Date and Professional Contact Advert. Criteria and Briefing Time Registration Person 25/2013 The maintenance of Sewer R300. 00 30 Days 90/10 03/06/2014 30/06/2014 CIDB Grading: Mr. Tonie and Water Reticulation, InstalPrice – 90 @ Electrical Board @ Electrical Board 4CE or Higher Muller on lation of Water and Sewerage BBBEE -10 Room, Third Floor Room, Third Floor 015 290 Connection and Associated @ 14:00 @ 10:00 2077/2194 Work: Mankweng Cluster 185/2013 Renovations and Installation of R300. 00 14 Days 90/10 03/06/2014 13/06/2014 CIDB Grading: Mr. Tonie the Electrical and MechaniPrice – 90 @ Electrical Board @ Electrical Board 1EB & 3ME Muller on cal Works at the Polokwane BBBEE -10 Room, Third Floor Room, Third Floor or Higher 015 290 Sewer Purification Plan @ 09:30 @ 10:00 2077/2194 Laboratory Building 58/2014 Appointment of Two (2) service R300. 00 30 Days 90/10 N/A 30/06/2014 N/A Mr. Pine Providers to Supply and Price – 90 @ Electrical Board Pienaar on Deliver Electrical Material for a BBBEE -10 Room, Third Floor 015 290 2271 Period of Three years @ 10:00 224/2013 Upgrading of Arterial Road, R300. 00 14 Days 90/10 03/06/2014 13/06/2014 CIDB Grading: Mr. Pilot Mamadila to Ramakgaphola Price – 90 @ Jack Botes, @ 10:00 at Old 6CE or Higher Ramothwala on to Manamela (Phase-2) BBBEE -10 cnr Church and Council Chamber, 015 290 Bodenstein streets First Floor 2088/2086 at 10:00 The Municipality shall adjudicate and award bids in accordance with the B-BBEE Status Level of Contribution on a 90/20 point system, 90 points for the price and 10 points for BBBEE Level of Contribution. Bids documents containing the Conditions of Bid and other requirements in terms of the Supply Chain Management Policy will be available for collection as from 2 June 2014 at the Polokwane Municipality - cnr Landdros Mare and Bodenstein streets, Civic Centre - Supply Chain Management Office, Ground Floor (to the left of the security reception) - Polokwane. Prior to collection of the bid documents, payment should be made at the Rates Hall which is open from 08:00 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday. Bidders who do not attend compulsory site briefing will be disqualified. No late, faxed or telephonic bids will be accepted. Bids will remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days. The Council reserves the right to negotiate further conditions of the bid and other requirements of the bid with the successful bidder. Furthermore, Council is not compelled to accept the lowest or any bid. Completed bids documents, fully priced, fully signed, fully initialed on all pages and original documents attached must be submitted sealed in an envelope marked: “Bid Name, Bid Number and Bid Description” should be deposited in the Tender Box at the Polokwane Municipality - cnr Landdros Mare and Bodenstein streets, Civic Centre - Supply Chain Management Office, Ground Floor (to the left of the security reception) – Polokwane on or before the closing date. N.B: No bids will be considered from persons in the service of the State (As defined in Regulation 1 of the Local Government: Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations).

This follows the amazing success of their Men’s and Ladies’ nights held last week at Jembe Tavern. Raksha Gunpath from Meropa says the first event on Thursday evening showcased four beautifully exotic women who performed for about two hours creating a fun and exciting night out for the men, while Friday saw throngs of ladies queuing from 18:00 to secure a front row seat for the hot bachelors in tiny thongs who made their way from Gauteng to entertain local women. “The ladies were amazed and were seen jumping from their seats during the performance of the highly talented male strippers,” Gunpath said. In an effort to continually meet their clients’ needs Meropa’s management has decided to host these events on the last Thursday and Friday of each month. Tickets will be available at R100 per person at the Meropa Casino cash desk. MVG card holders will benefit from a special promotion

where free tickets will be given away. The next show will take place on 26 and 27 June from 20:00. For more information contact the casino on 015 290 5400.

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Polokwane Observer spoke to Clifford Ngakane, General Manager at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World about his favourite things. FAVOURITE food: My mother’s lamb stew with dumplings and vegetables. FAVOURITE saying: Former President Thabo Mbeki’s speech titled ‘I am an African’. FAVOURITE holiday destination: The Kruger National Park. I would rather spend time in Limpopo Clifford Ngakane before going overseas. FAVOURITE music: Neil Diamond. He is timeless and his music brings back memories. FAVOURITE book: Capitalist Nigger (Chika Onyeani).

Miss Limpopo and local media reach across borders KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com Polokwane Observer has offered to assist the Miss Limpopo pageant committee in mobilising the community to participate in a peaceful march highlighting the plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. The event is planned for Friday, 6 June. The Miss Limpopo pageant committee, Miss Limpopo 2014 Kholofelo Lekganyane, Miss Limpopo Teen 2014 Tiane Ströh and Polokwane Observer staff felt

it necessary to bring the plight of these girls closer to home. In doing so a petition would be circulated prior to the march from SABC building to the Office of the Premier. The signed petition forms will then be handed over to Premier Stan Mathabatha who will then forward it to the Nigerian embassy to pass it on to their government. As the starting time for the march is still being finalised, more information can be obtained from Tumi at the Miss Limpopo pageant office on 015 291 4836.


BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@ gmail.com Junaid Munshi, Managing Executive of Vodacom Limpopo Region took the opportunity on Friday to treat members of the media to a breakfast information session in Polokwane where he revealed VodaPhoto: Barry Viljoen com’s plans for Junaid Munshi, Managing ExLimpopo. ecutive of Vodacom Limpopo Vodacom’s Region, addresses members Chief Executive of the media at the breakfast Officer, Shabriefing. meel Joosub recently announced plans to increase investment in Vodacom’s network in South Africa from around R7 billion per year to approximately R9 billion in the current financial year. “This increase in investment of almost 30% will be focused on adding new base stations, getting more data coverage into the rural areas, spreading access to faster technology like LTE (commonly referred to as 4G), and expanding fibre-optic infrastructure,” Joosub is quoted to have said. Bringing this investment story closer to home, Munshi, explained that in the past year alone Vodacom spent large amounts improving network coverage in Limpopo. “Looking forward, we’ve set aside funds to upgrade the network and improve coverage in challenging areas. We’ve recently completed the upgrade of a number of base stations and are looking to expand our services especially data in Limpopo, with more to come during the year,” he said. Munshi further added that the rise in capital expenditure will cater for the major increase in both customers and network traffic that were announced at Vodacom’s annual results on 19 May. Some of the key statistics from this results announcement include an eight percent increase in Vodacom’s customer base in South Africa to 31,5 million and Vodacom’s prepaid average effective price per minute’s reduction of 24 percent to 55 cents. Vodacom’s prepaid voice traffic is up with 29% and the increase in voice traffic was supported by a major increase in network capacity including 1 081 new 3G base stations added during the year and 600 new 2G sites. Vodacom now has more than 10 000 base stations in South Africa, giving it by far the most extensive network of any provider that provides coverage to 99,9% of the population. Vodacom’s 3G (data) network covers 92% of the population and in the last year, Vodacom carried 44 billion voice minutes in SA and delivered 5,7 billion SMSs. Commenting on the future, Munshi said: “Vodacom already has the most extensive network, but this major boost to investment will put us even further ahead. For Limpopo this is going to mean wider coverage, more capacity and greater speeds. It’s going to be a busy year for our teams but the end result will be worth it.”

Traffic cops plan OBSERVER 9 strike after no promotion Mei 29, 2014

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rovincial traffic officers are preparing to embark on a strike on 6 June after the Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison (DTSL) failed to promote officials, some of whom have been in its employ for up to 17 years. An official who had joined a gathering at the provincial offices of the South African Policing Union (Sapu) on Friday spoke to Polokwane Observer on condition of remaining anonymous. He said that since being appointed in 1997 he and others have not been promoted. “We have relied on empty promises. About two years ago we were promised to move one salary level up but it never became a reality. Even after a resolution by the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) of 2009 still no promotions were granted,” he said. Resolution 3 of 2009 of the PSCBC states the agreement on a revised salary structure for employees on salary levels one to 12 not covered by an occupation specific dispensation.

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might of traffic officials.” In a second incident an official with 30 years experience filed a grievance against DTSL after a man with no qualifications relevant to an advertised job for Compliance and Regulations Manager was appointed while he, who is fully qualified for the position, was not considered. “The requirements for the positions were advertised and the applicant should be in possession of a NQF6 certificate, traffic experience and bachelor’s degree. I have an honours degree in business administration and 30 years experience but the other person was appointed,” he said. He said the man currently in the position was allegedly a former teacher and was apparently politically employed. “The position forms an important role in the controlling and monitoring of stations and especially licensing departments and the applicant should have intense knowledge of traffic to decrease corruption at stations,” he said. On Tuesday it was confirmed that station heads in the province will plan a meeting to address the issue. At the time of going to press DTSL Spokesperson Jimmy Machaka has not responded.

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Verstandelik Gestremdes (ook bekend as Ons Huis) hou ‘n tekkietaxdag. Koop ‘n plakker en dra jou tekkies of spesiale veters en dra by tot die projek. Saartjie du Toit: 015 297 1459. 31 Mei >> Kansa se basaar vind vanaf 08:00 by die Theunis Fichardt Hospitium op die hoek van College- en Dorpstraat plaas. Groente, vleis, tuisgebak, ontbyt en ander items is te koop. Persone wat items het om by te dra vir die wit olifanttafel, kan met Kansa skakel. Ria du Plessis: 083 259 2790. >> Die Suikerbos Dansorkes hou om 19:00 ‘n Mandjiedans in Generaal Piet Joubertskool se skoolsaal. Koste beloop R50 per persoon en toegang vir kinders onder 12 jaar is gratis. Eie drank en eetgoed moet saamgebring word. Alta Marais: 072 966 9350. 7 Junie >> Hennie de Bruin en die Kitaar Kêrels verskaf vanaf 18:00 musiek en vermaak by Squirrel’s Nestsaal buite Mokopane op die Mookgophongpad (R101). Sop en brood is te koop teen R30 per porsie en geen eie drank word toegelaat nie. Toegang is R50 per persoon met kinders onder 12 gratis. Kobus Smit: 082 564 4668. 8 June >>The Global Day of Prayer is celebrated at Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé from 13:00 to 16:00. Entry is free. Rev John Mokoena: 078 523 9656 or 072 934 7622.

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vir oud en jonk. Die plaaslike sanger, Louwrens The Storyteller tree om 17:00 op. Boere kry die geleentheid om met hul wendiere by die Noordelike Landbouskou te spog wat vir die tweede jaar saam met die Polokwane Skou en Musiekfees plaasvind. ‘n Wye verskeidenheid boerderytoerusting kan besigtig word, opkomende boere ding in verskeie kategorieë mee, demonstrasies en opleidingsessies word gehou en van die provinsie se grootste produsente kan ontmoet word. Besoekers aan die landbouskou kan verwag om minstens 100 hoenders van verskillende rasse te sien terwyl die pluimvee-uitstalruimte met kruie versier word waar mense meer kan leer oor kruiesoorte en hul nut om pluimvee teen siektes te beskerm. Twee van die items op die program wat ‘n moet-sien is, is die jeugskou en die grootste sosatie-kompetisie. Settlers Hoër Landbouskool en Hoërskool Merensky sal sake uitspook terwyl die Transvaalse Landbou-unie van SuidAfrika (TLU SA Noord) ander boereverenigings uitnooi om aan die grootste sosatie-kompetisie deel te neem. Besoekers kan van die land se beste boerbokke en brahmane sien. Groot name soos Willie Becker, Llewellyn en Corrie Labuschagne, Yusef Moosa en Andrew Smit is slegs ‘n paar bekende stoettelers wat hul spogdiere skou. Ingangsfooie om die twee skoue te besoek beloop R60 per persoon en kinders onder 1,2 m is gratis. Vir meer inligting kan Corrie Venter by 082 374 0816 gekontak word of Le-Andrie Bezuidenhout by 082 797 3227 vir navrae oor die landbouskou.

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olokwane Observer is verlede Vrydagaand vir die vyfde agtereenvolgende jaar as een van die drie beste korporatiewe plaaslike koerante in Suid-Afrika benoem, maar moes by die aanwysing van die wenner die knie voor ‘n relatiewe nuweling op die toneel, Mpumalanga News, buig. Die aankondiging van die topkoerante is tydens die hoogaangeskrewe jaarlikse MDDA/ Sanlam-toekenningsgeleentheid vir plaaslike media in Boksburg gedoen. Hierdie funksie bied aan alle gemeenskapskoerante in die land die geleentheid om hul standaard op gelyke voet te toets en hul status en aansien in die bedryf te bevestig. Onder die handvol gemeenskapkoerante in Limpopo, kon slegs Polokwane Observer (kategorie korporatiewe koerante met ‘n sirkulasie onder 10 000), Seipone (gevestigde klein onafhanklike kommersiële koerante) en Limpopo Mirror (gevestigde klein onafhanklike koerante ouer as vyf jaar) daarin slaag om in hul onderskeie kategorieë onder die topdrie in die land te eindig. In Limpopo ding Polokwane Observer as ‘n volfiliaal van Media24, die grootste mediagroep in Afrika en die suidelike halfrond, in die korporatiewe kategorie onder meer teen koeranttitels in die Caxton-stal, waaronder Review (Midweek en Weekend), Capricorn Voice en Letaba Herald mee. “Hoewel dit ‘n teleurstelling is dat ons nie vanjaar daarin kon slaag om vir die sesde agtereenvolgende jaar of vir die sewende keer in ons jong geskiedenis van tien jaar die topprys te wen nie, bly ons steeds dankbaar dat ‘n uiters bevoegde paneel van nege onafhanklike beoordelaars eenparig was in die aanwysing van die finaliste,” se Willie Esterhuysen, stigter en besturende direkteur van Polokwane Observer. “Daar is sonder twyfel geen plaaslike koerant in Suid-Afrika wat in ‘n tydperk van tien jaar meer pryse en benoemings as Polokwane Observer op nasionale, provinsiale en plaaslike vlak ontvang het nie. Dit is ‘n aanduiding van die bestuur en personeel se kundigheid en vaardighede, dryfkrag, deursettingsvermoë, energie, liefde vir hul werk en ‘n eenparige ingesteldheid tot voortdurende verbetering in dit waarin almal (joernaliste , advertensiepersoneel en grafiese kunstenaars) individueel spesialiseer. Van die aanbieding van kleuterskoolsport, kerkbasaars, skoolkonserte tot die ergste vorms van uitbuiting, korrupsie, misdaad en algemene harde nuus word beriggewing met sorg, toewyding en verantwoordelike entoesiasme gedoen sodat ons lesers die waarheid en volle waarheid, die storie en volledige storie met al sy intriges kan lees, ontleed en ‘n ingeligte opinie kan formuleer. “Ons strewe is nog altyd om ons lesers op ‘n gabalanseerde en waarheidsgetroue wyse oor sake van openbare belang in te lig, op te voed en te vermaak om mee te werk aan die opbou van ‘n opgevoede gemeenskap wat uit een mond kan saampraat en selfs slim besluite in hul gedrag rondom verbruikersbesteding neem. Ons adverteer die dienste en produkte van sakelui teen kompeterende tariewe, nooit teen afslagpryse wat die koerant se winsgewendheid en voortbestaan op ‘n mespunt plaas en in die algemeen van die bedryf ‘n bespotting maak en uiteindelik lamlê nie. Esterhuysen maak aanspraak daarop dat Polokwane Observer die koerant van voorkeur in sy verspreidingsgebied is. “Dit is eenvouding ‘n feit dat die meeste plaaslike skakelui (tussen 35 en 45% meer) verkies om weekliks in Polokwane Observer te adverteer – selfs al bied Polokwane Observer nie die onmededingende opsie van bondeltariewe (verskuiwing van advertensies tussen verskillende titels) en belaglike afslag wan-

neer adverteerders geadviseer word om dieselfde advertensies in verskillende titels – wat in elk geval een en dieselfde mark bereik –te plaas. “Dit is jammer dat daar steeds adverteerders is wat hulle aan hul neuse laat rondlei en nie bereid is om te luister, deeglik te besin en te beplan rondom hul bemarkinginvestering wat ‘n lastige, maar uiters noodsaaklike uitgawe is nie. “Miljoene rand word jaarliks in Polokwane op swak besluite in die verband gemors.” Polokwane Observer, sê Esterhuysen, is ‘n maatskappy wat poog om goeie winste te genereer en daardeur sy volhoubaarheid vir die toekoms te verseker. “Ek is besonder trots op my personeel. Ons is ‘n handjievol hardwerkende en talentvolle mense wat dieselfde passie vir die gedrukte medium deel en die belange van ons lesers onder alle omstandighede eerste stel en uiters professioneel dien. Die produksie-uitset van hierdie maatskappy is week na week fenomenaal – dit is verstommend hoe vinnig so baie inligting oor elke denkbare onderwerp, op elke denkbare vakgebied en vlak daagliks gegeneer, verwerk en akkuraat aangebied word – op papier of digitaal.”

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‘n Waterpyp voor BB Auto in Landdros Maréstraat het Vrydagoggend gebars en een van die handelaar se voertuie wat op die sypaadjie uitgestal was, het daarin beland.

‘n Motor van BB Auto, wat op die sypaadjie in Landdros Maréstraat uitgestal word, het gedeeltelik weggesak toe ‘n ondergrondse waterpyp Vrydagoggend gebars en die plaveisel meegegee het. Volgens handelaarshoof, Karel Ferreira het

BB Auto hul eie sleepvoertuig gebruik om die Renault Sandero versigtig te verwyder. “Geen skade is aan die voertuig aangerig nie,” sê hy. Ferreira het Dinsdag gesê die munisipaliteit het reeds die lekkasie reggemaak en dat watertoevoer na verskeie besighede in die gebied herstel is. Munisipale woordvoerder, Malesela Maubane het nie teen druktyd op navrae reageer nie.

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Amidst reports of the recent brutal murders of four young children in Limpopo, Child Protection Week celebrated from 27 May to 2 June seems to be going by more or less unnoticed. In just over a week Polokwane Observer has reported on the brutal murders of three young children. The first, aged 20-months was choked and thrown down a pit toilet in Ritavi; the second, a three-month-old baby was axed to death by her mother in Vuwani while the third allegedly had her head bashed against a wall before her father, the alleged murderer, set alight a house in Bolobedu with the twoyear-old victim inside. In the last of these horror incidents yet another two-year-old was allegedly stabbed to death with a broken bottle by his mother’s boyfriend in Seshego’s Extension 71. Spokesperson for the Limpopo Police Hangwani Muluadzi said these crimes are being committed against the most innocent in our community who cannot fend for themselves or defend themselves and that is what makes these crimes so much more heinous. “The SAPS welcomes the observance of Child Protection Week even as the most recent cases of child murders provide a disturbing backdrop for this annual commemoration,” Mulaudzi commented.

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Ntabiseng Mokwena Malotane and her mentor Martha Tladi with learners from Mponegele Primary School during their visit to create awareness for Child Protection Week.

A light in a dark situation came in the form of Childline Limpopo’s Young Ambassador who, being terribly disturbed by these acts, though it fit to visit Mponegele Primary School in Zone 1, Seshego on Tuesday to create awareness despite the apparent disregard for the protection of children’s rights and safety being showcased across Limpopo. Ntabiseng Mokwena Malotane and her mentor Martha Tladi visited the school and shared their thoughts and encouragement with the children on why their protection was important and how to protect themselves against those who wish to harm them or cause their rights to be infringed upon. Nthabiseng who was appointed as the ambassador for Childline Limpopo last year spoke to the learners and explained to them that although people might not always know what is going on with them at home or how they are being ill-treated, she assured the young children that God is the one who always sees and knows everything they are going through. “You are entitled to love and security, healthy food to eat, a decent place to live, adequate medical care, a good education and most of all, to be protected from any form of abuse, being it physical, verbal or mental,” she said. Mulaudzi says it is very important for individuals like the Young Ambassador to reach out to children and show communities how to care for their own. “The care, protection and well-being of children need to be everyone’s concern and responsibility and it needs to be made very clear that this disturbing trend of taking anger out on children which leads to their horrific deaths need to be stopped immediately. There could never be any justification for killing innocent and defenceless children.” He added that the Limpopo Police will be intensifying their current war against the perpetrators of crimes against children and will do everything in their power to ensure these horrific crimes and the criminals committing them are punished to the full extent of the law.


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private helicopter from Al 3 Boerdery in the Mogwadi area created a stir on Friday afternoon when it landed in the open area across the road from Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé. The strange sight had traffic officials, airport safety officials, journalists and emergency personnel dashing to the scene of what was thought to be an emergency landing. However, the helicopter was in perfect flying condition and landed in the veld in order to do the farm’s weekly banking, members of the Police and airport safety officials said.

Curious passersby and learners from the school took advantage of the rare occurrence to pose for photos while the helicopter was left unattended. The pilot of the helicopter and owner of Al 3 Boerdery, Karel van der Merwe said he regularly lands at the site when he has to do business in Polokwane. He added that permission was granted by the air traffic control personnel at Polokwane International Airport for the helicopter to land there on Friday and that he didn’t know what the fuss was all about. Numerous attempts to get comment from Polokwane International Airport and the Civil Aviation Authority had failed by the time of going to press.

The South African Local Government Association (Salga) as the representative voice of municipalities in the province has congratulated Stan Mathabatha on his re-election as Premier and newly elected MPLs on being designated by their parties to serve in the Provincial Legislature. Marketing and Communication Officer at Salga, Thipa Selala said they wish the entire Provincial Cabinet success in taking Limpopo to greater heights. “We are confident also that the new cabinet will provide support to our member municipalities in terms of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa which states that: “Provincial governments, by legislative and other measures, must support and strengthen the capacity of municipalities to manage their own affairs,

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to exercise their powers and to perform their functions,” Selala said. “Of note as well is that Salga wishes to thank the Independent Electoral Commission in the province for the manner through which they conducted the 2014 general elections, and also thank our member municipalities for their contribution in terms of the infrastructure provision during these historic elections when our country celebrates 20 years of democracy,” Selala added. “Salga wishes to particularly thank MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe for the solid working relationship he had with municipalities when he was MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs. In the same way he approached his responsibilities then we are confident that he will do justice in his new portfolio and take the Department of Health to greater heights,” Selala concluded.

Poor planning wastes taxpayers’ money to dump their money down the drain,” he said. The IRPTS includes the non-motorised transport infrastructure which will make walking and cycling in Polokwane safer and easier for those who don’t want to take a bus while extension of Nelson Mandela Drive forms part of phase one of the construction to Construction workers removed paving on both sides along Nelson Mandela Drive.  Photo: RC Myburgh accommodate a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane to give priority to IRPTS RC Myburgh buses travelling to and from the city. But alleged >>rc.observer@gmail.com poor planning now turned into wasted money and questions were asked on why the municiMotorists frequenting Nelson Mandela Drive pality did not widen the road prior to laying the were surprised to notice paving previously paving. laid by Polokwane Municipality as part of the The 5 m wide paving runs along Nelson city’s Non-motorised Transport project being Mandela Drive from the city’s central business removed again to make space for construction district to Seshego and will allow for bidirectional work on phase one of the Integrated Rapid travel on the 2,5 m wide pedestrian walkway and Public Transport System (IRPTS). a 2,5 m wide cycling path. A local developer who wishes to remain At the time of going to press municipal Spokesanonymous said this is a clear indication that person Malesela Maubane did not respond to any the municipality does not plan ahead properly. questions relating to this matter and said he “Millions of Rand are now lost due to poor and struggles to get hold of the project manager as negligent planning and again the tax payer he is apparently on leave. has to look on while the municipality continues

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Gladdemond en gedugte sportman >> ‘Die onvoorbereide items waar ek op my voete moet dink is vir my die lekkerste’ >> Ewe tuis op sportveld as voor ‘n gehoor RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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ir die 15-jarige Juan Krüger van Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé is redenaars en kultuur die lekkerste deel van sy skoolloopbaan en sy prestasies getuig van sy passie op dié gebied. Juan het tydens die Bosveld Kunsfees wat onlangse in Mokopane gehou is bewys van sy veelsydigheid gelewer toe hy aan ‘n volle tien items deelgeneem het en boonop 85% of meer vir elkeen ontvang het. Die gladdemond, wat ewe tuis in Afrikaans en Engels is, behaal ‘n A+ vir verhaalkuns, vyf A++-sertifikate vir improvisasie, formele en gedramatiseerde poësie (moedertaal), monoloog en onvoorbereide advertensie en vier A+++ vir formele poësie (Engels), gedramatiseerde en formele prosa en redenaars. ‘n A+ word toegeken vir ‘n prestasie tussen 85% en 89%, A++ tussen 90% en 94% en A+++ tussen 95% en 100%. “Ek het vir myself ‘n doel gestel om vanjaar ten minste een A+++-simbool meer as verlede jaar tydens dieselfde fees te kry en het weer aan tien items deelgeneem. Die onvoorbereide items is vir my die lekkerste omdat jy nie weet wat om te verwag nie en flink moet dink om die beoordelaars te beïndruk.” Die selfversekerde gladdemond het ook vanjaar aan die Kyknet Toneelspelkompetisie deelgeneem en na die Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV)-redenaars-afdeling se semifinale rondte deurgedring. “Ek het vanjaar vir die eerste keer aan redenaars deelgeneem en geniet elke oomblik. Op laerskool was ek een keer deel van ‘n redenaarspan, maar ons het nie presteer nie.” Juan is ook ‘n gesoute kompeteerder op die sportveld en draf vir die o.15A-rugbyspan uit, speel hokkie en korrel sekuur op die boogskietbaan. Hy is ook deel van die Tommie Tiere Rug-

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byklub wat aan plaaslike klubkompetisies deelneem. Agter die boeke laat Juan ook nie op hom wag nie en het verlede jaar graad 8 met ‘n gemiddeld van 76% afgesluit en is tot dusver vanjaar onder die top 20 leerders in sy graad. Hy oorweeg uiteenlopende studierigtings na skool soos elektriese ingenieurswese, regte of drama. Sy rolmodelle is akteurs Will Smith en sy seun, Jaden en Arnold Schwarzenegger wat uitstekende akteurs is met lewesleuses wat veral jong opkomende akteurs inspireer. FOTO: RC MYBURGH

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Task team ready for initiation schools

>> 275 Applications approved >> Zero tolerance to people who want to take chances Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

The Chairperson of the Provincial Task Team on Initiation Schools, Malesela Dikgale said all systems are geared for the 2014 Initiation School season set to start on 20 June and end on 18 July. Dikgale said the Task Team received 311 applications from persons who wished to conduct initiation schools across the province. Two hundred and seventy-five applications were approved and 36 declined. “We have since issued 275 permits to the respective traditional authorities,” Dikgale said during the Initiation Schools season media briefing at the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs on Monday. Sekhukhune district leads the pack with 85 approved applications while Mopani has 60, Waterberg 59, Capricorn 43 and Vhembe 19. Confirming the task team’s satisfaction with the number of applications received Dikgale also said: “The figure is also an indication that there is a growing need from parents to have their children initiated.” He emphasised that a zero tolerance approach will be maintained towards persons who want to take chances by not following procedure. “We are not going to tolerate any of that. We will also not tolerate those who want to take chances by running initiation schools without permits,” he concluded.

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he Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) held its consultative meeting with stakeholders as required by section 13E(6) of the National Small Business Amendment Act at a venue in Polokwane on Tuesday. The meeting was well attended and focussed on the Provincial Report of Performance as well as stakeholder relations and partnerships. At the presentation, Koenie Slabbert, Provincial Manager of Seda said that all small businesses that approach Seda for assistance has to undergo a comprehensive assessment before the business owner’s needs are addressed by Seda’s business advisors and it is only after the analysis of the assessment that Seda will recommend an intervention into the business. “It is important to note that we achieved 98% of client satisfaction from a target of 88

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Malesela Dikgale, Chairperson of the Provincial Task Team on Initiation Schools addresses the media on Monday. Koenie Slabbert, Provincial Manager of Seda, addresses the breakfast meeting on Tuesday.

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percent. For clients whose turnover has increased, we achieved 71 percent from a target of 35% and for those clients whose employees have increased, we achieved 38% from a target of 25%,” he said. Slabbert added that the number of clients working with Seda’s target is 1 224 and that Seda has reached 1 336 black owned businesses. Slabbert concluded by saying “Based on these achievements we believe with the assistance and cooperation from our stakeholders and partners we will be able to achieve and exceed our targets for this financial year. We are going to be focusing on three sectors as per our Board’s directive for the financial year, namely; Agri-business, Manufacturing and Services which entails Tourism and ICT. We will be discussing our new direction focusing on SDP (supplier development programme) and MSP (manufacturing support programme) and finally EDP (export development programme) with our partners and stakeholders to ensure that we create those clients who will be able to export their products into Africa and the world at large. Manufacturing is an area that SMMEs in Limpopo need to find themselves playing a significant role in as we have to be able to change our stats from a nation of consumers to a nation of manufacturers so that we can assist in creating the so much needed employment opportunities.” Seda’s mission is to develop, support and promote small enterprises throughout the country, ensuring their growth and sustainability in coordination and partnership with various role players, including global partners, who make international best practices available to local entrepreneurs.

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Tumiso Seloise (Admin Officer at Miss Limpopo Office), Chantenique Niemand (Miss Limpopo Teen contestant), Rene Kidd (Miss Limpopo Organiser), Gift Mashego (Marketing Executive House of Ashante), Zonique van den Berg (Zonique Makeup Artistry) and Lebogang Masemola (Miss Limpopo Contestant) were all present during the workshop.

Miss Limpopo Team workshop contestants Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za The Miss Limpopo Team held the first leg of their Miss Limpopo and Miss Limpopo Teen pageant workshop for entrants in this year’s pageant at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World on Saturday. Miss Limpopo Organiser, René Kidd indicated that the workshop was aimed at equipping the contestants with the necessary prerequisites such as modelling skills and public speaking skills and how to present themselves prior the big event. “We wanted to prepare them for the big occasion. Remember some of the girls have never entered the competition before and it will be the first time for them. Nerves will be taking the better of them, so we felt it will better if we teach them the necessities in advance,” Kidd said. “We also had a make-up artist on the day who taught the girls on how to use the right make-up for the occasion. Those are some of the important things that make up a complete model. So it is important for them to be aware of such,” Kidd said. Kidd also added they will be hosting the second leg of the workshop in July and more before the big event which will take place on 6 December. Among the Miss Limpopo contestants was Leboagang Masemola from Ga Masemola in the Sekhukhune area who said she learned a lot from the workshop. “The workshop was very informative. It was tough

to answer or respond to some of the questions during the pageant and how to walk on the ramp. I think that kind of information is valuable,” Masemola said.

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Number of poached rhinos continues to soar WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

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he number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of January has increased to 402, while the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences has climbed to 115. Despite the beefing up of anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of South Africa and Mozambique to address the ongoing scourge of rhino poaching in SA,

the KNP continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching in the country with 266 rhino killed for their horns so far this year. Another 41 rhino have been killed in KwaZulu-Natal, 39 in Limpopo, 26 in North West and 12 in Mpumalanga, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Environmental Affairs. The Department has renewed its call on non-profit organisations (NPOs), non-government organisations (NGOs) and individuals involved in fighting rhino poaching to submit information about their work to the department by 30 June. The call to organisations and individuals to provide details about their

Our Home a place to stay since 1956 BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com Somewhere in the early fifties, the Capricorn Rotarians had a dream “To provide affordable accommodation to pensioners.” Over the years the original three blocks with ten rooms in Suid Street, each with a fitted kitchen and a communal lounge, grew to a big complex that now boasts a frail care unit which accommodates 37 patients, 40 single rooms with their own kitchens and 18 bachelor flats. There are also 13 self catering one-bedroom flats for pensioners. On the premises are 21 self owned homes for “younger” elderly people. The homes are sold back to the Home at 25% of the value when residents vacate the homes and the balance is for their own pockets. Sister Mary Cassidy, Matron of Our Home, confirmed that there is a long waiting list for

pensioners desiring to be admitted to the facility and that Our Home is not subsidised by the government, but sustained from donations from the public and businesses and Polokwane Rotary, who manages the project. Our Home has a staff of 37 and even a maintenance manager and five assistants to keep the premises in good repair. Medical practitioner Piet Vermeulen of Medpark visits Our Home every second week to provide pro bono medical services to the residents and Cassidy attends to the routine blood pressure and sugar level tests and the handout of medication. Our home is always in need of contributions from the public and plans to have a bazaar on 2 August for which used clothes, furniture and any other niceto-haves for the white elephant table are in dire need. Cassidy can be contacted on 015 295 5772.

initiatives follows a registration drive launched in September last year during which 156 NGOs and NPOs registered their projects. The initiative is one of numerous steps being taken to rid the sector of illegitimate and ill-intended operations in an effort to ensure that monies collected in the name of rhino poaching are utilised correctly. The continuous concern by government and members of the public about the increase in rhino poaching has resulted in more private individuals and organisations becoming involved in the fight against rhino poaching. Under the present system, NGOs and NPOs are required to register with government through the Department of Social

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>> Most killed in Kruger National Park Development. The failure of organisations or individuals to submit annual audited reports results in the de-registration of such bodies from the Social Development data base, but some continue operating despite de-registration. The Department of Environmental Affairs and rhino industry stakeholders have also expressed concern about the increase in illegitimate operations. Therefore all organisations and individuals that are genuinely concerned about the ongoing scourge of rhino poaching in South Africa and are involved in raising awareness or funding to address rhino poaching are requested to email the name of the organisation, contact information and full details relating to the project or initiative to Olga Kumalo at okumalo@ environment.gov.za.

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Kruinie-hoof verruil stad vir Secunda RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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hinus Enslin, die operasionele hoof van Curro Heuwelkruin se laerskool, was deel van die skool sedert sy deure in 2008 geopen het, maar sluit aan die begin van Augustus by Curro Secunda aan waar hy weer deel van die ontwikkeling van ‘n slinternuwe Curro-skool gaan wees. Enslin het bevordering as uitvoerende hoof van Curro Secunda aanvaar wat nog gebou moet word. Die skool sal ook uit ‘n kleuter-, laer- en hoërskool bestaan en hoop om in Januarie 2015 sy deure vir die eerste keer oop te swaai. “Ek het in 2008 as sportdirekteur by Kruinies aangesluit en sal nooit vergeet hoe ons oor slote en hope bakstene moes klim om by die klasse uit te kom nie. Op die eerste dag het 73

leerders gretig bymekaar gekom om deel van die skool te wees en vandag het ons byna 570 leerders,” sê Enslin wat sedert 2011 die pos as operasionele hoof beklee. Hy gee tans Wiskunde en het in die afgelope jare ook ekonomiese- en bestuurswetenskappe, ekonomie en sportkunde gegee. “Dit is hartseer om Heuwelkruin te verlaat. Ek was deel van die skool sedert die begin en het saam met die skool gegroei. Daar is baie bloed en sweet in hierdie grond om die skool te kry waar hy vandag is,” sê hy. Hy reken Curro-skole is so suksesvol omdat daar ‘n familieband gevorm word met kleiner klasse, ‘n breër curriculum en ‘n noue verhouding met leerders. “Curro-skole is ook anders in terme van tegnologiese ontwikkeling, kindervriendelike onderwys, positiewe dissipline, Christelike etos en verryking van curriculum.” Enslin is sedert 2003 in die onderwys

betrokke waar hy aanvanklik by Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos skoolgehou het nadat hy sy professionele loopbaan as Noordwes Drakekrieketspeler beëindig het. Sy vrou, Charlene, ‘n kliniese sielkundige in die polisie en sy twee kinders, Christian en Danae sal vir eers in Polokwane agterbly. Enslin sal vir die res van die jaar weekliks na Secunda ry en naweke huis toe kom as die werk dit toelaat waarna die gesin aan die einde van die jaar na hul nuwe tuiste sal verhuis. Oor die drome wat by Curro Heuwelkruin bereik is sê hy: “Ek en my personeel het ‘n standvastige skool tot stand gebring met ‘n goeie kleuterskool as voedingsbron. Ons het sport en kultuur op die tafel geplaas waar spanne en leerders jaarliks seëvier. Niemand het gedink die skool sal so vinnig tot een van die mees kompeterende skole in die provinsie ontwikkel nie.”

New MEC for Education immediately gets down to business WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com The new MEC for the Limpopo Education Department Thembi Nwendamutswu wasted little time to familiarise herself with her new position when she met with the senior managers of the various district circuits a day after she was sworn into office. Nwendamutswu was introduced to the senior managers in the school hall at Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) last Thursday and created an immediate good first impression among the managers due to her forceful and calm demeanour. The Provincial Treasurer of the ANC comes with a wealth of political and corporate experience having previously served as the head of the Independent Development Trust. Although she admitted to having a sleepless night wondering where to

start after excepting the mammoth task that lies ahead, Nwendamutswu stated that with the large amount of talented and expertise among the senior managers at her disposal she will be able to succeed in guiding the department forward in the future. “My main responsibility is to activate the resources and personnel in order to create a favourable environment for education in Limpopo,” she stressed. In welcoming Nwendamutswu into her new position last Thursday, PHS Principal Willie Schoeman thanked the MEC for taking the time to interact with the senior managers at the department so soon after taking up her new position. Schoeman also expressed a favourable opinion of her integrity and intentions, and wished her well in her mammoth task of being the political head of one of the most important departments in Limpopo.

>> ‘Baie bloed en sweet in die grond het die skool gekry waar hy vandag is’

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PHS Principal Willie Schoeman welcomes the new MEC for Education Thembi Nwendamutswu at the school last Thursday during her interaction with the department’s district senior managers from across the province.

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University of Limpopo Winter Graduations >> ‘Be catalysts for change in your communities’ - Mokgalong HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

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he University of Limpopo (UL) conferred first and postgraduate degrees, including honours d and doctorates to under graduats in various fields of studies last week. Present during the ceremony held at the University’s Anglo Platinum Multipurpose Centre were UL Chancellor Reuel Khoza, Economic Development, Environment and Tourism MEC and UL alumnus, Seaparo Sekoati, Wiseman Nkhulu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, deputy vice-chancellors, executive deans, directors of schools,

academics, administrative and support staff. Vice-Chancellor and UL Principal Mahlo Mokgalong on behalf of the institution congratulated the graduates for having achieved an important milestone of their careers. He said they should look forward to enriching their communities and alma mater. “I wish you all the best and hope to hear from people down the road that you are all catalysts for change in your communities. The knowledge you have gained over the years cannot be undervalued. Use it to find evocative solutions for Africa,” Mokgalong said. “Our graduates are the future. Our future is bright with the successive generations of wise and learned leadership that emerges from the University of Limpopo. As in the past, when we played a significant role in the struggle to liberate our country

from the repression of an evil ideology, we will continue to play our part in the struggle to unshackle our nation and our continent from the scourges of poverty, economic disenfranchisement, and combatable disease. Go forth, and conquer the world,” Mokgalong urged. On Friday the institution conferred PhD degrees to John Olushola Alabi (Agriculture), Jonathan Mafandaedza (Chemistry) James Curlewis (Zoology) and a DCom (Honoris Causa) to Temperance Mtoba. Alabi was born in Omu-Aran, Nigeria where he obtained a B.Tech degree in Agriculture and an M Tech degree in Animal Production degree in 1998 and 2006, respectively from the Federal University of Technology. He registered for a PhD at the UL in 2010

and completed his studies in 2013. Mufandaedza was born in Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe and he completed his honours degree in Applied Biochemistry from National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe and his Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from the University of Zimbabwe. He enrolled for his doctoral studies with the UL in 2008. Curlewis was born in Mokopane and completed a Diploma in Agriculture at Potchefstroom Agriculture College in 1985, a Diploma in Nature Conservation at Pretoria Technikon in 1988, National Higher Diploma in Forestry: Conservation at Saasveld, Port Elizabeth Technikon in 1994, BSc Hons (Zoology) in 2001 at the University of Limpopo and Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the North-West University in 2003.

John Olushola Alabi, PhD in Agriculture.

Jonathan Mufandaedza, PhD in Chemistry.

James Curlewis, PhD in Zoology.

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Mutibo Chizuma, BAdmin (Human Resource Management, Labour Relations and Public Administration).

Xikatekiso Nkwinika, Biochemistry.

Godfrey Mathipa, Computer Science.

Sipho Khumalo, Mathematics.

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Temperance Mtoba CA(SA) receives Honorary Doctorate from UL HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert@mailbox.co.za

In the field of Chartered Accountancy Ntombifuthi Temperance Mtoba is a force to be reckoned with. The latest of her achievements is an honorary doctorate in Accountancy, bestowed on her by the University of Limpopo (UL) during its Winter Graduation ceremony over the weekend. In her acceptance speech Mtoba singled out inequality as a lasting factor in all phases of life and education continuing to vex the citizens of this generation and that might impact on the dreams of future generations of this country. “The quality of education offered remains stratified along these lines for learners who go to urban schools as against those that go to deep rural schools. Most children coming from these schools, through no fault of their own, find themselves taking the backseat when competing with their counterparts for limited spaces in universities,” she said. “It remains incumbent upon us all to come up with proactive solutions to address the disparities in education and come up with programs that promote equality of all learners,” Mtoba, who is also the Chairperson for the Council of the University of Pretoria, said. This accolade is a most suitable acknowledgement of Mtoba’s contribution to society and the Accounting profession. This multiawarded achiever holds a Higher Diploma in Banking Law from the former Rand Afrikaans University, BCompt and BA Econ honours degrees from the University of South Africa and BA Econ from the University of Botswana and Swaziland. In his congratulatory address UL Vice Chancellor and Principal, Mahlo Mokgalong said: “Mtoba’s honorary doctorate signifies

Nthombifuti Temperance Mtoba, right, is introduced by UL Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Mahlo Mokgalong.

her dedication of ongoing learning and hard work towards the society and ability to make a meaningful contribution in a global economy. “She did use what she has learnt to transform the fraternity of accountancy and the living standard of the communities around her, while leading a good life.” Mtoba, the first African black woman to be appointed board member of Deloitte, later Deputy Chairperson and finally Chairperson in 2005, is currently a senior partner in the Executive Office of the firm. Before joining the Executive Office of Deloitte, she practised as an audit partner in the firm’s financial services division. She managed the audits of large corporate treasuries, local and international financial institutions including the Department of Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank. Her experience and knowledge covers a wide range of areas within financial institutions, including banking, development finance and treasury operations. Mtoba, a former President of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants (Abasa), was the visionary behind the Nkuhlu Subvention Fund that aims to encourage black CAs to pursue academic careers. She is a founder member of TEACH South Africa, a national programme that seeks to improve the quality of education and learner outcomes through effective teaching. She has served on numerous councils and boards and has made her mark on both national and international platforms. This includes the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative and, of late participating in the Australia B20 Human Capital Taskforce as well as the World Economic Forum Global Council on Anti-corruption (CACG).

Nthombifuthi Temperance Mtoba is bestowed the degree DCom (Honoris Causa) by Kholofelo Nhlane, UL acting Registrar and Mahlo Mokgalong, Vice Chancellor and Principal.


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KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com The Seshego Police are on high alert following reports of planned service delivery protests that will possibly be taking place this week in Kwena Moloto in Zone 2 and in Zone 5 of Seshego. Tsietsi Lamola from the Limpopo Police says reports received have been warning of an imminent service delivery protest that will be taking place with the possible barricade of roads being included in the protests. “The Police are on stand-by and ready to handle any situation which may arise from these protests,” said Lamola. The protests are planned and could be taking place on Wednesday or today (Thursday). Various incidences of service delivery protests ending in the destruction of property and the disregard for law have been reported in recent months around Limpopo.

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Ntsieni Khuphani appeared briefly before the Vuwani Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after she was found by community members allegedly hacking her three-month-old baby to death. During the attack community members intervened and saved the deceased twin’s sibling before the suspect could supposedly turn the axe on the second baby. The case was postponed to 30 June pending the results of a mental observation. Hangwani Mulaudzi from the Limpopo Police says the 30-year-old mother was seen allegedly hacking one of her baby twins with an axe. Community members saw the act and notified the Police. “Frantic members of the community managed to save the second twin whom she also wanted to kill before containing her until the Police made their arrival,” said Mulaudzi. The badly injured baby was rushed to the local hospital but was declared dead on arrival. He adds that the motive for the killing is unknown.

Alleged killer hands himself over to the Police

A suspect wanted for murder and attempted murder will appear before the Bolobedu Magistrate’s Court soon after the 33-year old father handed himself over to the Police after being on the run for allegedly murdering his twoyear-old daughter on Sunday evening. It is alleged that the suspect went to his girlfriend’s house in Madibeng village, Bolobedu when an argument between the two ensued ending with him allegedly stabbing his girlfriend and her father several times before bashing his daughter against a wall and setting the house alight while she was still inside. The child suffered serious burn wounds and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the GaKgapane Hospital.

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The conductor Amrian Terblanche was justifiably happy with both awards and commented that both choirs will get even better as the year progresses and they practise together more often.

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Uitbundige leerders van Noordskool by die amptelike ingebruikneming van die rekenaarsentrum.

Trust skenk rekenaarsentrum aan Noordskool BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com Leerders van Laerskool Pietersburg-Noord Primary is onlangs verras met die skenking van ‘n ten volle toegeruste rekenaarsentrum van Siyakha Education Trust, Resilient Properties (Edms) Bpk se maatskaplike beleggingsafdeling. Tydens die amptelike inge-

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Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos se kore van hoogstaande gehalte KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com Beide die senior- en juniorkore van Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos het hul skool se naam die afgelope week hoog gehou met hul uitstekende prestasies in die Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) Applous Streeksfees en die Super 12-Koorfees. Beide die senior- en juniorkoor het onder leiding van Rita Erasmus en Ria Odendaal aan die streeksfees deelgeneem waartydens albei goue medaljes verwerf het. Die juniorkoor is die beste in die streek in die kategorie en die seniorkoor is die enigste koor in sy afdeling wat goud verower het. Oosskool het onder meer sake teen die kore

van Curro Heuwelkruin en Mitchell House uitgespook. Ses van die 12 kore wat deelgeneem het is van Polokwane. Met hierdie prestasie agter die rug was albei kore slaggereed om op Saterdag, 24 Mei aan die Super 12-Koorfees in Pretoria deel te neem. Tydens die prestige geleentheid het beide kore weer uitstekende resultate behaal. Die juniorkoor het goud verwerf met 87% en die seniorkoor het ‘n cum laude-toekenning met 93% behaal. “Elke deelnemende koor moes ‘n voorgeskrewe liedjie sing. In Ooskool se verslag van die beoordelaars is gesê dat ons die liedjie die beste van al 18 skole gesing het,” sê Rita Erasmus, die koorleier trots.

Bloedkliniek by Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos lok baie BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com Wye publisiteit het verseker dat die bloedskenkkliniek wat Maandag en Dinsdag by Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos gehou is, ‘n sukses was alhoewel ouers en ondersteuners van klasse by dié skool nie daarin kon slaag om hulle vorige rekord van 320 eenhede te verbeter nie. Maandag is 144 eenhede geskenk, wat Dinsdag na 168 vermeerder het met ‘n totaal van

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Limpopo Business Symposium to host great speakers KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com

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he first ever Limpopo Business Symposium to be held on 7 June boasts an impressive list of speakers. The guest list will feature the likes of Princess Tsakani Nkambule, Hannah Sadiki, Ludwick Marishane, DJ Sbu, Bokang Montjane and Mike Maphoto. Polokwane Observer featured Nkambule and Sadiki’s success stories last week highlighting the power of women in business. This week we focus on the male side of the symposium by profiling the likes of Mike Maphoto, DJ Sbu and Ludwick Marishane. Maphoto is a well-travelled lawyer, author, producer, director and businessperson. Born in Zimbabwe in 1982 to exiled South African parents, he completed his A Levels at Victoria High School in Rugby, England before attending the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he studied Law and Politics. After graduating from UCT he relocated to Polokwane to stay with his father, Umkhonto we Sizwe general Ike Maphoto. For him writing was something he learned at a young age because in every country he went to what was considered literature varied and the languages to be learned varied. His success with Diary of a Zulu Girl was quite accidental as he never actually considered himself an author. His blog, initially a joke on a friend, became a joke on him when it became

the number one blog in the country and today stands at 46 million page views. From an online platform the blog was converted into a novel and now into a TV series. The second blog, Confessions of a Sugarbaby was an off spin from the initial blog. The Department of Education then approached him to develop it further into a Grade 11 and 12 set book for Life Orientation. The content is raw but relevant, humorous but thought provoking while crossing many boundaries. Most importantly it tells the stories that parents or teachers could never tell their students before. He is also the author of Memoirs of Tired Black Man and Missteps of a Young Wife. Ludwick Marishane is the Founder and Chief of Headboy Industries and South Africa’s youngest patent-filer after having invented DryBath® at the age of 17. This impressive young man has received many accolades and was named as Best Student Entrepreneur in the world in 2011 at the Global Champion of Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards. That same year, Google named him as one of the 12 Brightest Young Minds in the world. Time Magazine named him one of the “Top 30 under 30 people that are changing the world”. He was also named the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition Winner from the Lew Kuan Yew University in Singapore and is the only African to ever get to final stage of this competition. Other accolades include being named the 2013 City Press 100 World

Class South Africans, 2012 Mail & Guardian top 200 Young South Africans and he was also named as a finalist in the 2010 Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competition. With an endless list of honours and accolades one can simply make an informed decision Ludwick Marishane as to call this young man who hails from Limpopo, the trailblazer of his generation. Sbusiso Leope, popularly known as DJ Sbu, is a media personality, businessperson and philanthropist who thrives on giving back to the youth of South Africa. He currently hosts the Sound Revival show on Metro FM and appears on the most popular game show in the country, Friends Like These. He co-owns the record label TS Records and currently owns a number of businesses under the Blaque Gemini Group where he is the Co-founder and Executive Chairperson. He is the founder and Chairman of SLEF, the Sbusiso Leope Education Foundation which has given away 147 bursaries to pupils throughout 300 schools nationwide. He’s also recently been named by Forbes USA as one of 13 young African celebrities to watch in 2013. Alongside his many accolades, is his recent achievement of being named

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as one of Mail & Guardian’s 2013 200 Young South Africans. He has also been named as Sunday Times Coolest Brand. Moreover, DJ Sbu is an undoubted force to be reckoned with within the fashion world. He has been named by GQ Magazine as the Best Dressed Male in South Africa. One of the biggest awards he received for the year is that of the 2013 Role Model of the Year at the Future Leaders Awards. DJ Sbu has shaped youth culture and their thinking. Despite his tough upbringing in Tembisa, he has overcome obstacles on his journey to being great. The entrepreneur has also ventured into other aspects of production and continues to inspire a generation of hopefuls from disadvantaged backgrounds with his enthusiasm, hard work and wisdom.

The kitchen staff members at Adega Restaurant are Sam Letsoalo, Dinah Maetso, Batista Julio, George Sonto and Dumingo Joa. Left: Some of the delicious dishes that are on offer at the Adega Restaurant Sunday buffet.

Delicious Sunday and winter buffet at Adega Restaurant WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Enjoy a medley of delicious flavours at the Adega Restaurant Sunday buffet that caters for all tastes to make it the ideal venue for a family get together. Adega Restaurant opened its doors in the city towards the end of last year and is the traditional Portuguese cuisine specialist in Polokwane, offering an exceptional buffet on Sunday’s featuring a choice of delicious seafood, curries, meat and chicken. There is also a variety of scrumptious salad, sushi and bread on offer and a vegetarian platter for those that don’t eat meat. Adega also has a great selection of local and imported wines to compliment your meal. Successfully operating as the best restaurant in Johannesburg, Adega has won the prestigious Best of Johannesburg Award from 2006 until 2013 to prove that they are the best in the business. With their great ambience, tranquil location and superb cuisine the restaurant has become a hit with locals and diners from other towns in Limpopo.

With winter just around the corner, Adega’s will be offering a winter buffet on Wednesdays at R129 per person featuring hot soups and meals that are sure to keep the cold away. Adega also caters for birthdays, weddings, graduation ceremonies and corporate functions for up to 200 people. For great service and a superb dining experience call Adega Restaurant on 015 296 0805/296 4518.

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mers, hedge clippers and leaf blowers) and Diamant Boart International, a leading producer of diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. In 2006, Husqvarna added Europe’s number one consumer watering brand, Gardena, to its brand arsenal. In the South African market Husqvarna is serviced exclusively through a national dealership chain. The local authorised Husqvarna dealership, Polokwane Chainsaw & Equipment, owned by Godfrey Went; Carole Went and Ben Mpuru, opened its doors to the public in May 2014. The staff complement of three individuals, ably managed by Fiona Went, is well equipped to deal with all your outdoor power product requirements – whether you are looking for commercial forestry equipment, professional products for the agricultural, farming and ground care sectors or garden tools and outdoor power products for use on smallholdings or in residential

homes. Polokwane Chainsaw & Equipment believes it pays to invest in good quality branded equipment and offer customers an on-site service department and parts back-up. Husqvarna’s superior quality machines and personal protective gear ensure that tackling even the most demanding jobs is easy on you – the user. Their motto is “You need it, we’ll supply it!” They also stock a range of equipment such as water pumps, generators, welders, pressure washers and compressors and can assist you with all your outdoor power tool needs. For more information on Husqvarna’s product range, visit www. husqvarna.co.za. For advice on your next power product purchase, visit Polokwane Chainsaw & Equipment at 13 Prince Hussein Street, Magna Via Polokwane (just up the road from the Breweries and opposite Samsung Telecom).

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like en oostelike woongebiede en die kleinhoewes te wees. Die winkelsentrum is ook veilig met volop gratis parkering wat dit onnodig maak om stad toe te ry. Richards is al 20 jaar betrokke in die kleinhandelbedryf en is trots op sy personeelspan van tien wat goed opgelei is en oor alle aspekte van bouwerk en take in en om die huis advies kan gee. Die winkel beskik ook oor ‘n toonbank wat aansoeke vir Nedbank-boulenings hanteer en behoort groot byval by huiseienaars wat wil aanbou of verbeter, te vind.

Francesca Mabalela (stelselbestuurder), Modjadji Lethole (kas-­ sier) en Suzan Makgoka (kassier) en Hennie Richards, bestuurder.

KFC Polokwane and various role players on Saturday ensured less fortunate children from the Lethlantene Drop-In Centre in the Perskebult area outside Bloodriver enjoyed a fun day a follow-up to its Add Hope initiative. Lethlantene Drop-In Centre is KFC Polokwane’s official Add Hope beneficiary. Cheray van Blerk from KFC Polokwane says the day was held specifically so that KFC team members could interact with the beneficiaries and see the difference their dedication to the Add Hope initiative run in their stores makes in the lives of the less fortunate. “Following through with the spirit of Ubuntu was one of the main goals of the event. Putting other’s needs first and

serving the community has afforded the children the opportunity to just have fun and be involved in activities they might never have been exposed to. This instils hope in the hearts of the children by exposing them to people who genuinely care about them while also playing a role in the future development of these children by creating a positive and healthy environment where they can grow, learn and thrive,” Van Blerk said. The fun day included mini cricket, soccer, boeresport and a hearty meal to end off the activities of the day. Van Blerk thanked Thabo Semenya and his team from Limpopo Impala Cricket, Thato Moloto, Sportman’s Warehouse and Coca-Cola for their contributions and efforts in making the day such a huge success.

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Die personeel van Cashbuild Thornhill voor is Thabo Chidi, Matome Manamela en Richard Mo­ somane. Hen­ nie Richards, Shakes Baloyi, Modjadji Let­ hole, Francisca Mabalela en Suzan Mak­ goka is agter.

Matome Manamela en Hennie Richards by die motortoebehore.

KFC Add Hope Lethlanthene Fun Day KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail. com

NEWS

Polokwane Chainsaw & Equipment Manager Fiona Went with Sales Representative Henry van Breda and Technician Kleinboy Letsoalo are a for­ midable team when it comes to sales advice, assistance and after care of your power pro­ ducts.

Cashbuild open tak in Thornhillsentrum BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com

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Top: One step for­ ward and one step back. These children had the time of their lives and can’t wait for the next instal­ ment in the KFC Add Hope team’s journey to uplifting the lives of those less fortunate. Left: Children from the Lethlantene Drop-In Centre showed local volunteers how soc­ cer actually works.


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Motors profile>>

May 29, 2014 >> Page 31

Lucky Molehane

Dealership: Westvaal Polokwane. What is the biggest challenge in your line of work? >> Stay focussed at all times, competition is tough. What do prospective clients need to keep in mind when buying a car? >> Value for money and good service need to go hand in hand. How do you stay at the forefront in your industry? >> Always be humble and put your clients first.

Peugeot 2008 - motion combined with emotion

For now the Peugeot 2008 is only available in a 1,6 petrol engine.

>> Navigation comes standard >> For now only a 1,6 litre petrol engine available

RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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When it comes to defeating Bushveld challenges in style, the Peugeot 2008 is perfect to take you on an unforgettable adventure.

hen Peugeot launched its 2008 earlier this year it took the market in the crossover segment by storm with its diverse versatility, luxury, design and efficiency. The Peugeot 2008 is an urban crossover and invites you to live life to the max with its bold, robust yet elegant design. The design of the vehicle and its capabilities fit perfectly in with the rough terrain Limpopo has on offer. It is compact, spacious and flexible, the perfect vehicle to set out on adventures with friends. The sleek front bonnet provides protection and a touch of elegance while the dynamic and elegant roof panel defines the vehicle’s profile. A wave in the roof panel leads the eye to a spacious rear and highlights an exclusive trim cut metal. When you get into the vehicle the first thing you notice is the small steering wheel which Peugeot Sales Manager JP Slement describes it as part of the sporty look that Peugeot has achieved with the 2008 range.

The 2008 combines crossover know-how and driving expertise, resulting in an innovative vehicle boasting unrivalled driving pleasure thanks to a driving position providing you with a fresh perspective of the road. The ergonomics of the driving compartment is very apparent with all of the controls located within reach and a heads-up display in the field of vision and touch screen system featuring intuitive technology. It can be used to control various functions such as the radio, Bluetooth handsfree kit, playing music files via two USB ports, the on-board computer and navigation which comes standard with the 2008 Allure. Under the hood a very eager 1,6 litre engine awaits to be tested. The new generation engine represents real progress in term of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while offering a good level of performance. For now there is only a 1,6 petrol engine available which offers 88 kW and a mixed fuel consumption of 5,9 litres per 100 km. Peugeot 2008 Allure hosts active and passive safety systems assuring driver confidence. It offers the best in active safety thanks to an Electronic Stability Control Program (ESP) system fitted as standard. It brings together Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), engine drag torque control and intelligent traction control systems. The Hill Assist system keeps the vehicle at a standstill for around two seconds to assist the driver when setting off on a gradient while six airbags increase the protection of those on board. Visit Peugeot Polokwane at 106 Landdros Mare Street or contact them on 015 287 9660 for a test drive and feel that great Peugeot feeling today.


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Sestiende konferensie van SAVF ‘n hoogtepunt vir uittredende presidente BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com Die sestiende provinsiale konferensie van die Suid-Afrikaanse Vrouefederasie (SAVF) Limpopo is onlangs in Polokwane gehou Irna Hartzenberg, wat die afgelope twaalf jaar nasionale president van die SAVF was, tree vanjaar uit en het as gasspreker opgetree. Die tema van haar toespraak was “Die SAVF in oënskou.” Hartzenberg het ook provinsiale toeken-

nings oorhandig aan SAVF Thabazimbi se diensbestuur as Diensbestuur van die Jaar, SAVF Tzaneen Kleuterskool vir Dagsorg van die Jaar, SAVF Thabazimbi Skierlik-Winterhoop vir Projek van die Jaar (Magda de Klerk is die maatskaplike werker) en SAVF Ellisras se Heleen du Plessis wat die Vrywilliger van die Jaar-toekenning ontvang het. Kentekens vir vrywillige diens is ook aan vyftien dames oorhandig wat tussen vyf en 35 jaar aktief betrokke was.

Photo: Barry Viljoen

Katrien Botha, Blanché Verster, Irna Hartzenberg, presidente van die SAVF, Gloudine Smit-van der Westhuizen, provinsiale leier, Erna Eloff, bestuurder, Anneliese Bothma en Hantie van Staden by die sestiende konferensie van die SAVF.

Another successful Kontiki competition for Polokwane scouts KESHIA J V RENSBURG >> keshia.observer@gmail.com The 2014 Kontiki Competition once again saw the 1st Polokwane Scout Group representing Limpopo doing extremely well against 54 other teams competing in Johannesburg earlier this month. This year representatives from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo competed against each other in the annual competition which this year had a Go Green theme. Group Scout Leader Brian Jones explained that the teams set up campsite and then had to build a raft with rope poles and drums spanning an area of six by six meters. The raft is then manned by five to eight scouts who stay on the dam and take part in various raft competitions over the next 24 hours. While the sea crew takes part in these competitions the

land crew is just as busy with their own range of challenges and land based competitions. Jones explained that the judging criteria are very strict and much of the judging is related to safety to ensure that both the Scouts and the Guides have a safe adventure. The 1st Polokwane Scouts did very well during the competition and went home with a trunk full of awards. They won the trophy for theme, finished in 3rd place in the Beaver Challenge, 4th in the Meal Competition, 5th in both the Supporter Camp and Safety, 7th inTeam Spirit and 8th Overall for the competition. The 1st Polokwane Skouts were accompanied by Jones, Lea-Ann Cole, Jacques van den Berg and Rob Crosby. This raft ensured many accolades for the Scout team from Limpopo during this year’s Kontiki Raft competition.


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RE/MAX Northland Realty encourages budding skateboarders Dylan Nortje is ready for the take-off.

young people coming together and showcasing their skills,” he said. Wilsie Oosthuizen, Owner of RE/MAX Northland Realty said they were happy to E/MAX Northland Realty gave sponsor the competition and play a role in skateboarders from all parts of the province a platform to showcase their growing the sporting code. “Skateboarding is not a main sport and skills, agility and techniques during the Ry’s & Re/max Skateboarding Day at Mall of the it does not receive as much attention as other sporting codes, we felt it befitting North on Saturday. for us to play a part in the development Rynardt van der Merwe said they thereof,” he said. initiated the competition with the aim of Participants battled each other in the promoting skateboarding in the province. amateur, intermediate and beginner cat“We had about 60 budding skateboardegories. The beginner category was won ers from Mokopane, Groblersdal and Lebowakgomo. It was good to see these by Setshaba Budile, Shaun Burger won

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the amateur category and Damen Nortjie was crowned the winner of intermediate category. Prizes on the day included cash, vouchers, skateboards and backpacks and Oosthuizen thanked the sponsors for their support in making the event a success. The sponsors were Mall of the North, Mitchell House, Wimpy, We Brand It, Fast Bikes Polokwane (Triumph), Pussy Natural Energy, Legend Towing Services, Love 4 Toys and Emergency Medical Care. “We thank them for their support and ensuring that all the proceedings run smoothly on the day,” Oosthuizen said.

Karabo Molope is eager to get going.

Shaun Burger, overall winner of the amateur category.

Wilsie Oosthuizen (RE/MAX Northland RealPHOTOS: HERBERT RACHUENE ty Owner) with Damien Nortje, winner of the Luka Audoire-Chandler, Rynardt van der Merwe intermediate category, Jaycee van Staden, and Setshaba Budeli display some of their impresthird, and Tshepo Nalane, runner-up. sive skateboarding skills.

Skateboarding enthusiasts Ndavhe Ramakuela, Director of Community Development at Polokwane Municipality and his son Muano Ramakuela.

Rynardt van der Merwe with Setshaba Budeli, winner of the beginner category, Luka AudoireChandler, Tshepo Nalane and Wilsie Oosthuizen (RE/MAX Northland Owner).


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Property profile>>

PROPERTIES May 29, 2014 >> PAGE 35

Winter is the time to attend to your home B

rown leaves and grey grass, crispy air and shorter days remind us that winter is all but upon us and it is time to winterproof your home. Abel Mngadi, Head of New Business and Sales at First National Bank Housing Finance is quoted to have said recently that winter is the time to attend to your home as properties are vulnerable to attack from the winter elements and you will not only protect your home, you will save money too.  “It’s advisable to do an assessment of the exterior of your house. This includes walls, windows, doors, floors and roofs. Have a proper look around and identify what needs to be repaired, sealed or insulated,” Mngadi said. Fill the gap Shoring up gaps that could allow chilly drafts and even heat seeking rodents in is easy. Simply replace the frame in question or use expanding foam filler products, silicone or putty. Gutters and drains also need to be attended to. These need to be cleaned of leaves and debris on a regular basis, especially in places with wet winter weather. Overflowing gutters and drains can drench walls and cause damage to your house. Don’t forget your plants. Covering outdoor shrubs with hessian or burlap should help protect them through frosty nights. If you have potted plants that have been sitting outside all summer, now is a good time to consider bringing them indoors as there is a good chance they could die from exposure.    If you have a chimney and intend to use it, now is the time to make sure it’s in good working order. Cracked bricks, rodent- and bird-nests are all factors that can contribute to a blocked chimney and need to be attended to before you light your first fire.  The heat is on As we all know electricity usage tends to soar in winter. According to Mngadi a number of measures can be put in place to lower your electricity bill. Insulating your home is one of them. Correct insulation prevents unnecessarily heat loss. Insulation isn’t just for winter though. If your home is insulated it will keep it

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FIRST TIME BUYERS AND NEWLY WEDS Spacious 2 bedroom townhouse with open living areas - large back yard. Good security. The price is right. This will not last. Call today! Ref: 91344179816

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THIS IS A PROJECT FOR YOU. Golden opportunity to acquire a 8.5ha plot in Leeukuil. Two boreholes of which one is equipped. Eskom power available. Large well built dwelling which needs to be completed. Good soil for agricultural purposes. Don’t delay. Call now for appointment. Ref: 91344177972

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BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME. Modern and spacious dwelling situated on large stand of 630m². Well kept and well maintained home. Two spacious living rooms. Good finishes. Two bedrooms outside for granny flat. Don’t delay. Call today! Ref: 91344179690

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Spacious one bedroom within popular retirement village. Excellent 24/7 security. Safe, peaceful surroundings. Beautiful gardens. Suitable for persons 50 years and older. Call now to view! Ref: 91344179938 Carports

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P.O. Box 961 Fauna Park 0787

Principal (Sole Proprietor) Mirna Lourens Fidelity Fund Certificate: 2013203363

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cooler in summer too. The geyser is another element homeowners should pay attention to in pre-winter. “Have your geyser inspected or serviced before winter starts as they are one of the biggest contributors to electricity bills. There are a few ways to save on your geyser bill during winter, which

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R4 300 000 Retirement Home in a very popular retirement complex. Lots of space and surrounded by a beautiful garden. Suitable for over 50s. A corner unit with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a lock-up carport.

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1) OLD IVYPARK: R1 300 000.00 Beautiful spacious family home with open living area, 3 bedrooms, jacuzzi, double garage, carport, pool and lapa. An excellent buy!! 2) EDUAN PARK: R1 900 000.00 Spacious family home in quiet area. Everything you need and more! 3) STER PARK: R1 850 000.00 Spacious 4 bedroom home with modern kitchen, pool, lapa, indoor braai and electric fencing. LOOKING FOR PLOTS FOR SALE? PLEASE CONTACT ME

HOUSES: 1) 2 213m² CENTRAL TOWN: Zoned 14 units – R3 500 000.00 2) BENDOR – 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, en suite guest room, pool. 3) PENINA PARK - 3 000m² zoned 20 Units. R2 500 000.00 4) EDUAN PARK: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Flat, swimming pool, lapa, borehole. PLOTS: 1) ROODEPOORT: 26 ha. Vacant. R1 500 000.00 neg. 2) N1 PRETORIA RD: 8.5 ha. R8 000 000.00 neg. 3) ONVERWACHT – 10 ha 3x bedroom house, water. FARMS: 1) MESSINA/ALLDAYS - CATTLE FARM: 1 830ha @ R4 300/ha. 2) PIETERSBURG - 70ha Big house 30km from town. 3) PIETERSBURG ± 260 ha water rich 4) BOCHUM AREA: ± 730 ha (70 ha irrigation) R9 000 000.00 5) PIETERSBURG AREA CATTLE FARM: ± 1 000 ha R8 000 000.00 6) VIVO – 850 ha Game farm, house, loose assets and game R9 000 000.00 INDUSTRIAL - FOR SALE: 1) DEVELOPED INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE: Dendron road. 2) UNDEVELOPED INDUSTRIAL SPACE: Emerald Street 3) SAB AREA R2 000 m²: Vacant industrial 4) Industrial stands – N1 North available 5) 450m² warehouse on 1200m² stand R2 900 000.00 OPPORTUNITIES: 1) STABLE BUSINESS – good income! Available on request. Existing 20 years +. 2) 3 000m² Stand with big house, Res 3/20 units. 3) Block of Flats – R8 000 000.00

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TO LET: RESIDENTIAL CONTACT SAN 072 159 5126 MIDTOWN: R3 208.00: 1 June Room with bathroom. MIDTOWN: R4 000.00: 1 June 1 Bedroom flat with balcony and carport. BENDOR: R5 200.00: 1 July 2 Bedroom townhouse, open-plan living area, 2 Bathrooms and Carport. TOWNHOUSE MIDTOWN: R 5 000.00: 1 JULY 4 Bedrooms, single garage.

KONTAK MATIE - 083 271 5259

1) 92ha IRRIGATION FARM: Close to Polokwane, enough water for ±10ha. Price: R3 200 000.00 2) EDUAN PARK: R1 600 000.00 Spacious family home with 3 living areas, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, nice kitchen, double garage. Entertainment room, Borehole. Quiet area. 3) TWEEFONTEIN PLOT 8.5ha: 3 Slaapkamerhuis, 3x 2 slaapkamerhuise, 1x 1 Slaapkamerhuis. Ontspanningslokaal. Naby N1. R2 450 000.00 4) 90ha NATUURPLAAS: In Wolkberge, 50km vanaf Polokwane, 2 chalets, stoor, wild, wildwerendomhein. Baie mooi en nuutontwikkelde eiendom. R2 950 000.00

CONTACT : JOHAN - 082 677 7627

1) BENDOR SECURITY ESTATE : R1 930 000.00 – SOLE MANDATE Newly built 4 bedroom directors dwelling with superb quality finishes. Large open-plan living area. Beautiful kitchen, pool and borehole. 2) BENDOR SECURITY ESTATE : R1 770 000.00 Newly built 3 bedroom dwelling with excellent quality finishes. Open-plan living area, large bedrooms, enclosed veranda, pool. Urgent sale. 3) BENDOR SECURITY ESTATE: R1 660 000.00 Brand new 3 bedroom dwelling located in an upmarket estate, close to Mall of the North. 4) BENDOR OFFICE BLOCK: R4 250 000.00 Luxurious office block comprising a reception area, 13 offices, board room, kitchen, toilets, covered & open parking. 5) STERKRIVIER WEEKEND FARM : R1 150 000.00 47 ha weekend farmlocated in the Waterberg biosphere, close to Entabeni Game Lodge. Borders onto a tributary of Sterk River. Unimproved, old borehole, 2 boundaries game fenced.

Chalk Art Evangelist at Jabez

Photo: Barry Viljoen

Small Paul Young and Elana Erasmus, Principal of Jabez Christian Academy before his sermon at the school.

>> Drawing others to Christ with art and talk BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com

R568 000

PROPERTY SERVICES • EIENDOMSDIENSTE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

Mei 29, 2014

FARMS / PLOTS FOR SALE

TO LET: INDUSTRIAL CONTACT STEPHEN TEl: 015 287 3300 Industrial: To let: 1) 855m² - Office new (SAB area) 2) 80m² Cold room. 3) 1200m² + 200m² Offices, great exposure. 4) 500m² warehouse Office Space: 1) 430m² CBD with parking – Prime 2) Modern, Free-standing office, 600m² 1/5/2014. Close to CBD. 3) 345m² - Office and boardroom, plus parking (Hampton Court)

TEL: 015 295 4537 / FAX: 015 291 1166 7A HANS VAN RENSBURG STREET www.stipecprop.co.za

WOONSTELLE/FLATS TEL: 015 295 4537/073 281 7405 TOWN R3 380 - 2 Bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and kitchen. Eletricity at municiaplity. R3 600 - 1 Bedroom, bathroom, lounge, kitchen and carport. Prepaid electricity. Water included. Communal swimming pool. HOSPITAL PARK R2 750 - Spacious 1 Bedroom, bathroom, lounge, kitchen. Electricity at municipality/ Water incl. MEENTHUISE/TOWNHOUSE TEL: 015 295 4537/073 281 7405 TOWN R3 415 - 1 Bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchen. Carport available at R175 extra per month. MAGAZYNSTRAAT R5 100 - 2 Slaapkamers, 1½ badkamers, sitkamer, eetkamer, kombuis en 2 afdakke. Klein hondjie welkom. LADANNA From R3 900 to R4 200 - Safe complex. 2 Bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen and carport. Water at municipality and prepaid electricity. DOUGLAS COURT R4 750 - 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen and carport. Prepaid electricity.

HUISE/HOUSES Tel: 015 295 4537/073 281 7405 DORP R7 100 - 3 Slaapkamers, 2 badkamers, sitkamer/eetkamer, kombuis, studeerkamer, 1 motorhuis en 2 afdakke. 1 Klein hondjie welkom. Koopkrag, beskikbaar 1 Junie. BENDOR R5 500 - 3 Bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen and 2 carports. Prepaid electricity. Available 1 June. R12 000 - 3 Slaapkamers, 2 badkamers, sitkamer, eetkamer, TV kamer, kombuis, studeerkamer, gaste toilet, 2 afdakke, braai area, lapa en Wendyhuis. Koopkrag. Baie veilig. Beskikbaar Julie. R12 420 - 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, TV room, kitchen, scullery, study, double garage and carport. EDUAN PARK R8 950 - 3 Slaapkamers, 2 badkamers, sitkamer, eetkamer, kombuis, opwas, waskamer, studeerkamer, 2 motorhuise, 2 afdakke, pakkamer + 2 slaapkamer woonstel, badkamer, sitkamer/kombuis. Dadelik beskikbaar. OFFICES • ±40m² and ±112m². Covered parkings. Water + electricity at municipality. • 120 m² warehouses available in Ladine. • Hampton Court R10 000 excl VAT. Available immediately. MEDICAL SUITES AVAILABLE, VARIOUS SIZES. PHONE TODAY!

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR PHOTOS OF THE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE.

Learners of Jabez Christian Academy were surprised by the presence of a tall gentleman addressing them in a real South Californian drawl when Chalk Art Evangelist Paul Young paid a visit to the school recently. Young, affectionately known as Small Paul due to his length, travels the world to bring the gospel to schools, hospitals and even prisons. He lives in Cape Town with his wife and three children and immigrated to South Africa twelve years ago. Young aptly calls his crusade “Drawing Others to Christ” and has visited, among others, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, India, Germany and the Philippines. He most eloquently uses American English wherever he goes and told Polokwane Observer that “English was invented in Great Britian, improved in New England and perfected in South Carolina.” The drawings that he uses all over the world are obviously understandable in all languages.

Townhouses for sale Tawny hawk Villas in eagles Crest security estate

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Only one corner unit left

3 Bedroom from

r1 220 000 Pay only transfer and registration fee, no transfer duty.

Brand new wITh sTunnIng fInIshes 3 Bedroom townhouse with 3 bathrooms and separate guest toilet. • Main en suite with bath, shower, his and hers basin, toilet and BIC.

• Other bedrooms en suite with shower, toilet & basin. • Open-plan kitchen, living- and dining room which leads out to a patio with braai area. • Single lock-up garage. Minor finishes could differ from unit to unit.

for an aPPoInTMenT To VIew ConTaCT Mariette on 084 672 2000 or Marcia on 072 482 3468


May 29, 2014

Polokwane Observer

Huisteater kry koers in Polokwane

RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@ gmail.com

‘n Huisteater is iets wat nie baie bekend onder Polokwane-inwoners is nie, maar Henk d’Kat is besig FOTO: RC MYBURGH om dié tendens Bekende sanger, Henk vinnig te laat d’Kat is besig om huisposvat in die stad teaters aan die stad se nadat hy Vrydainwoners bekend te stel. Saam met hom is plaasgaand ‘n vertonlike sanger, Antoinette ing by sy huis aangebied en gaste Coetzee. met liedere van groot name in die musiekbedryf bederf het. ‘n Gesellige atmosfeer word deur kaggelvure geskep en gaste bring hul eie piekniekmandjie met eet- en drinkgoed vir die aand. A night with the great Song Writers was Vrydagaand se tema en gaste het geluister hoe Henk d’Kat die musiek van onder andere Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd en Eric Clapton nuut interpreteer. “In Pretoria en Johannesburg is huisteaters ‘n algemene verskynsel. Dit skep die ideale geleentheid vir gaste om in klein groepe gesellig te kuier en na heerlike musiek te luister of vir werkfunksies en familiepartytjies,” sê D’Kat wat ‘n jaar in Polokwane woon en reeds 18 jaar in die musiekbedryf is. D’Kat is eintlik Henk Botes, broer van Mel Botes, ‘n bekende kunstenaar in eie reg. Henk het die naam as Henk d’Kat aangeneem toe hy sy suksesvolle Cat Stevens-huldeblyk gedoen het waarmee hy vir 16 jaar deur die land getoer het. Vrydagaand het plaaslike opkomende kunstenaar, Antoinette Coetzee die voorskou gedoen met die bekende lied, Power of Love en verskeie Abba-treffers. Vir meer inligting of besprekings kan Sonia Botes by 084 962 7418 geskakel word.

KANTOOR TE HUUR

1 x 120 m² - ground floor. Watermelon Street, Platinum Park.

015 297 2636 FOR FOR SALE SALE

1. HOUSES FROMFarm R750 with 000 Lodges, ± 20km 2083ha Game 2. PLOTS and FARMS available from Polokwane POR 3. TOWNHOUSES Dorp - 2 Bedrooms, 1TO bathroom, LET living area, kitchen, yard and garage. R700 000 - 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living area, kitchen, 2Bendor Bedroom Townhouse with pool. yard and carport. R500 000 R living 4 950-00p/m Bendor - 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, area, patio braai, kitchen, smallelectrically yard and carport. 3with Bedroom House, fenced – R650 000

African Jewel, adjacent to Seshego TO LET Residential R 4 200-00p/m Bendor - 3 Bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, study, 3lounge, Bedroom electrically fenced diningHouse, room, kitchen, scullery, outside–toilet & shower, pool andadjacent double garage. R7 600-00p/m African Jewel, to Seshego Bendor - 3 Bedroom Townhouse with 2 bathrooms, living area, kitchen and 1 carport inR secure complex. 5 000-00p/m R5 600-00p/m Bendor - 3 Bedroom townhouse with 1 bathroom, living area, kitchen and garage in secure complex. R4 070-00p/m Bendor - 3 Bedroom house with 1 bathroom, 2 living areas, kitchen, lapa, Wendy house and 2 carports with electrical fencing. R5 000-00p/m URGENTLY WANTED!!! Al kinds of property to rent. If you have a property that you want to let or know of someone who has, please contact me.

www.propertyforall.co.za

Ria 082 669 0995

R1,968,000 WELGELEGEN Stunning 5 bedroom house with a granny flat, lapa, built-in “SOLE MANDATE” braai, double garage, carports, swimming pool, borehole and a lovely garden. A MUST SEE!!!!

R650,000 - BENDOR Beautiful spacious 1009 m² stand in an upper market security complex

TO LET Offices

100/m² to 800m² From R65.00/m²

Fully equipped with ample parking. Available immediately. Centrally situated. Contact: Maneoprops 072 614 4333

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Welcome arrival of visitors from animal kingdom

May 29, 2014

38 OBSERVER polokwane

YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com

PROPERTIES TO LET Duplex Park Tambotie Hof Tambotie Hof CBD Euphorbia Dalmada Bendor Plein St Polokwane Central Flora Park

T/H T/H T/H Flat House House Flat T/H Flat House

C/Yard C/Yard C/Yard

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Double Carport 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Garage 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Carport 1 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, big lounge, Carport Yard 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Garage Yard 2 Bedroom house & Flat on Plot, Garage & Carports Furnished 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Open-plan kitchen & living area 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Garage R7500.00 1-Jun-2014 2nd flr 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Balcony, Very Spacious Yard 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2xGarages

Tambotie Hof Duplex Flora Park DieMeer Rabe st Palmietfontein Balule

Flat Flat House House House PLOT FARM

C/Yard 3rd Flr Pool Pool Sillicon 21Ha

PROPERTIES FOR SALE

3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, single Carport 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Big Open-plan 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Huge Lounge & Kitchen, Built-in Braai 4 Bedrooms, Lounge, Dining, Double Garage, Built-in Braai 3.5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, LOVELY kitchen, Lounge, Dinning 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Lounge, Kitchen, 8.5Ha Near the Kruger National Park - NO HUNTING

R5 300.00 Imm R4 800.00 Imm R5 890.00 1 Jun 2014 R4 341.50 1-Jun-2014 R7 000.00 1-Jun-2014 R7310.73 Imm R4 227.25 Imm R4 798.50 Imm R6 500.00 1-Jun-2014

R636 000 R615 000 R1 452 200 R1 590 000 R1 272 000 R1 325 000 R2 703 000

Of all the visitors weekly received at Polokwane Observer’s offices, those from the animal kingdom still tend to spark most interest. Recently Skunky Monkey dropped by for a visit, with Crown Conservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre owner René Olivier in tow. The eight-month-old permanent resident of the centre was rescued amid a raging storm and turned out to be tamer than expected, said Olivier. If in luck visitors to the centre might catch a glimpse of the elusive little one who roamed around freely, she indicated. Joining them was Girlie, a falcon who accompanies PHOTO: YOLANDE NEL

Want to build your dream house? Want to rent out your property? Want to sell your property? CALL US TODAY FOR ALL YOUR PROPERTY NEEDS. AGENTS: Suné 079 341 1625 / Sales - Ansie 084 503 8322 / Letting - Charmaine 079 529 7841 OFFICE TEL: 015 291 2622 | E-mail: admin.pietersburg@justpropertygroup.co.za

Crown Conservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre owner René Olivier with an adorable Skunky Monkey.

Harcourts Bakone

24 Rissik Street, cnr Rissik and Hans van Rensburg, Polokwane T: 015 295 3511 E: bakone@harcourts.co.za W: www.harcourtsbakone.co.za

Harcourts in association with Hattprop Construction is offering building packages

Starting at 54 m² house including full title stand for R525 000 INCLUDES: • Design • Energy sufficiency • Building packages • Building plan & submission • Quality sufficiency & estimating • Construction, management and supervision

Olivier when requested to do educational drives for pre-schoolers and first graders. Another eyecatcher was a nosy hedgehog which proved less camera-shy than initially perceived. That morning the hedgehog was collected from a local vet for rehabilitative purposes. Olivier explained she was attempting to teach the hedgehog hunting tactics before setting it free in the spring, a season generally associated with food security. She estimated the animal to be two years old and said it hailed from what was considered an endangered species that only lived until the age of three to four years. The three visitors form part of 20 animal species currently taken care of at the centre, located approximately 20km from Polokwane along the Lebowakgomo road. The in-transit guests include birds of prey, antelopes and wild cats released again in nature when found to be fit enough to fend for themselves. Asked about exotic species that required assistance in the past, Olivier said she had to save a brown hyena caught in a trap and nurse two lion cubs that fell ill before. She receives newcomers daily, some with their own stories to tell; from those escaping traps to the ones that had become a burden to their owners. An increasingly unfolding trend though was the discovery of animals close to the perimeters of the city, she said. Donations are appreciated and for this purpose Olivier can be reached on 072 513 9149. Otherwise search for the Crown Conservation group on facebook.

LADANNA: R1 188 000: VALUE FOR MONEY: 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom home with study. 1 Bedroom flatlet, lapa, fenced. CCTV, carports. Borehole. Good street. BENDOR: R1 940 000: For your extended family. 5 Bedr, 2½ bathr family home, dining room, lapa, pool and a 2 bedr flatlet with its own lock-up garage and seperate entrance. Take the opportunity to personalise this home. Fenced. Good & popular neighbourhood. BENDOR: R530 000: A 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse. Open-plan kitchen, living area and 1 carport.

COUNTRY BLUE LUXURY ACCOMMODATION & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Call us for a quotation on double-storey houses. We also provide assistance with bond applications with financial institutions operating in Polokwane.

57 Oost Street • Polokwane Reservations | Tel: 015 291 3287 Email: drotskie@telkomsa.net | www.countryblue.co.za

TE HUUR

R7 000.00 huur, R7 000.00 dep en R500.00 kontrakfooi 1 X 3 slk kamer meenthuis in Ooststraat, 2 Badkamers, sonnig, Sit- en eetkamer met ‘n opwas. 1 x Garage, Goeie sekuriteit Geen hondjies, 1 kat Oulike tuintjie vir kindertjies Water en elektrisiteit uitgesluit Huur sluit heffing in DADELIK BESKIKBAAR

Contact our building package specialist Veronica on 084 633 9420 today! Veronica C: 084 633 9420 Email: veronica.mohapi@harcourts.co.za Harcourts Bakone

Moses Moreku C: 084 414 2023 Email: bakone@harcourts.co.za

WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME OUR NEW AGENTS MOSES MOREKU AND FRANK MAWELA

TO LET

R4 900.00 rent, R4 900.00 dep, R500.00 admin fee 1 x 2 Bedroom townhouse in Penina Park, 1 bathroom, living room, 1 x garage Laundry next to the kitchen No animals, very small yard Water and eletricity excluded Levy included in the rental amount AVAILABLE 1/6/2014 Kontak ons kantoor: 015 291 3287 (Kantoorure) 072 4000 662 Liane (Kantoorure)

FOR SALE

Frank Mawela C: 079 267 7193 Email: bakone@harcourts.co.za

PENINA PARK TOWNHOUSE - PRIVATE SALE R545 000.00 2 bedroom, 1 x bathroom, 1 x lock-up garage Beautiful kitchen with separate laundry Secure (lock-up-and-go) Newly painted and very secure Close to café and transport route Phone Mirna 079 511 0505 / Colette 082 564 8068


Panarottis Mall of the North bust medical practice

Kraaines Kleuterskool se tweede drieling

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BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@ gmail.com

PHOTO: BARRY VILJOEN

Jodene Els, Marketing Manager of Panarottis Mall of the North accompanied by the Panarottis mascot on Friday busted medical practitioner Andri Weyer and receptionists Retha Erasmus and Judy Blignaut during Panarottis’ marketing drive.

Die vierjarige Mtikitiki-drieling van Kraaines Kleuterskool, Bahle, Sihle en Mihle is die tweede drieling wat die afgelope 23 jaar by dié skool ingeskryf is. Twee veteraan onderwysers van die skool is Allen Grobler wat 30 jaar diens by Kraaines Kleuterskool het en Lina Putter wat al 38 jaar by kleuterskole betrokke is, die laaste ses jaar by Kraaines Kleuterskool. Putter is die drieling se klasonderwyser en sê: “Van die kleuters het by my as babas begin en ek het hulle sien grootword tot nou in FOTO: BARRY VILJOEN die kleuterskool en Drieling Bahle, Sihle en Mihle Mtikitiki, voor, met Elize Fourie, skoolvolg elke tree wat hoof, Lina Putter en Allen Grobler, onderwysers by Kraaines Kleuterhulle gee.” skool agter.

CONTACT TERESA 082 773 9274 015 297 0186 We are looking for properties to let and

Bolivia Lodge donates blood On Monday afternoon the staff of Bolivia Lodge took a break to donate blood at a donor clinic arranged by Sonja Randall, Marketing Manager. Donors from the city were also invited to join and staff of Polokwane Observer presented themselves to make their contribution. Dottie Pinn, Public Relations Officer of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) earlier said that blood is always in short supply and every unit that is donated, makes a difference. “It is really encouraging that large employers like Bolivia Lodge promote blood donation by allowing us to have our clinics right at the workplace,” she said.

PHOTO: BARRY VILJOEN

Bolivia Lodge employee Winnie Segodi waiting to do her bit to help save lives.

Nadia Labuschagné, Graphic Designer at Polokwane Observer donates blood under the watchful eye of Thabo Kganakga, Donor Care Officer of SANBS. Right: Polokwane Observer’s Head of Graphics, Marinda Bekker awaits her turn.

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for sale (residential & commercial). Kindly contact us during office hours from 08:00 till 16:00, Monday to Friday

FOR SALE

HOUSES BENDOR - HOUSE - R2.6M Beautiful spacious family home in a secured area, offers 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, lounge, dining room, TV room, kitchen with separate pantry and scullery, granite tops, double garage, under roof parking for caravan and 4 extra vehicles, cottage with bathroom, kitchen and spacious living area with built-in braai and aircon. Garden with borehole and swimming pool. Two Wendy houses as well. BENDOR GARDENS – R650 000.00 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms TOWNHOUSE IN ESTATE-R1M Brand new : 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. HOUSE – 3 BURGER STREET – R1 450 000.00 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (1 full, 1 bath only with separate toilet), dining room, 2 lounges, study, kitchen, laundry, swimming pool, borehole

TOWNHOUSE – BENDOR AREA R920 000.00 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms RESIDENTIAL STANDS DALMADA PLOT- R1.1M Approx. 2 hectares RETAIL SHOPS AND FLATS R8.5M

GAME FARM GRACELAND – R2,950 Million 89ha Game farm, 1 open-plan chalet, 1x 2 bedroom chalet plus all furniture, braai boma. Swimming poo, 2x boreholes, sustainable dam, game on farm incl. THE PERFECT WEEKEND BREAKAWAY.

VACANT STANDS COMMERCIAL CORPORATE PARK INDUSTRIAL STANDS 4 X ERVEN ON N1(Makhado Road) (sizes from approx. 1 200m² 4 500m²) Starting from R650.00m² (excl Vat) 5 X ERVEN LOCATED INSIDE GATEWAY CORPORATE PARK Starting from R600m² (excl Vat) ALSO CONTACT US FOR HOT COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES “FOR SALE” Visit us for more properties on www.popularproperties.co.za

ALSO CONTACT US FOR HOT COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES “FOR SALE”

TO LET

We are looking for properties to let and for sale (residential & commercial). Kindly contact us during office hours from 08:00 till 16:00, Monday to Friday

COMMERCIAL / RETAIL SHOPPING MALL: MANKWENG ANCHOR TENANT: SHOPRITE 4 x 120m² @ R100.00m² (excl VAT) 1 x 55m² @ R80.00m² (excl VAT) 4 x 60m² @ R5 000 (excl VAT) each 1 x 555m² @ R80.00m² (excl VAT) SESHEGO STRIP MALL ZONE A3 1 x 250m² - R11 250.00 (excl VAT) 1 x 100m² - R4 500.00 (excl VAT) AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY NIRVANA - TRIPLE STOREY SPOT 900m² - R40 500.00 (excl VAT)

INDIAN CENTRE 1ST FLOOR 156m² - R5 570.00 (excl VAT) AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY CENTRAL CBD - PRIME SPOT LANDDROS MARE STREET 300m² @ R150.00m² (excl VAT) WAREHOUSES NIRVANA 1400m² @ R40.00m² (excl VAT) 2x Warehouses 500m² Each @ R40.00m² (excl VAT) AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY CBD 810m² @ R60.00m² (excl VAT) 670m² POR 600m² @ R85.00 (excl VAT) 300m² @ R85.00 (excl VAT) AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY OFFICES 11 RHODESDRIFT 345m² @ R90.00m² (excl VAT)

EDUAN PARK RETAIL OFFICE Kleen Place 72m² @ R70.00m² Ground Floor AVAILABLE 1 JUNE 2014 RESIDENTIAL BODORP – FLAT – R4 600.00PM 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Under cover parking. Secured Area. Water and Electricity included. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY BENDOR – DE WET DRIVE VILLA TIMONICE – R4 500.00PM 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Secured Area. Prepaid Electricity. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY BENDOR GARDENS – R5 570.00PM 3 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and lounge. Secured Area. Prepaid Electricity. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY JORISSEN STREET 1 Bedroom - R4 600.00 W&L incl. 1 Bedroom - R3 300.00. W&L incl.

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CONTACT THE OBSERVER TELEPHONE: 015 291 1061 FAX: 015 291 3654 WEBSITE www.observer.co.za E-MAIL observer@mwebbiz.co.za POST www.observer.co.za

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STORAGE

STORAGE TO LET 4 km from SAB on LTT Road from R550 p.m. Johan 083 459 7046 ____________________

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VACANCIES

HOUSEKEEPER Experienced housekeeper needed for busy household. Fluent in English & good communication skills essential. References. Call Amanda on 082 777 8106 ____________________

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JEWELLERY

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

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SERVICES

CONFERENCE FACILITIES From 20 to 400 delegates. Weddings, funerals, theme parties, ethnic. Tel 015 295 5264 Cell 079 899 5405 ___________________ ALLE LANGAFSTAND MEUBELVERVOER Kontak Anna-Mari 0861 111 129 ___________________ BEE WENDYS 3m x 3m = R5 000 3m x 4m = R6 000 Best & quality from pallet, wood, already treated & strong. For more, we do all sizes. Call Sten 076 210 5881 ___________________

MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION Revamp offices, houses, plots, small building jobs, plumbing, painting, tiling & electrical. SOUTHGATE Contact Danie 079 894 8963 ___________________ AAG WENDYS Knotty pine, log cabin, treated with wax oil, 1 door, 1 window, floor, zinc roof, pallet. Price: 3 m x 3 m = R4 500 3 m x 4 m = R5 000 Contact Arnold 076 858 8973 Alice 074 802 5137 ___________________

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WANTED TO BUY

WE BY FORKLIFTS FOR CASH Any condition. Contact 083 242 3193 083 310 1549 ____________________

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FOR SALE GENERAL

LUSERN TE KOOP Contact 015 575 9941 012 335 2178 ____________________

LET FLATS 21 TOT/HOUSES TO LET BACHELOR FLAT 1 bedroom up to 3 bedrooms in secure area. Tel 015 295 5264 Cell 079 899 5405 ____________________ TO LET 1 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE Big garden & lapa, perpaid elec. R4 500. Phone 072 148 4961 ____________________

TO LET CAPRICORN Large 2 bedr, garden flat, bathroom, Wendy, W&L & garden service incl. Availabl 1 June. R5 500 + dep. Contact 082 374 4680 ____________________ TO LET SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE with lock-up garage in complex in Bendor. Available 1 June 2014. Rental is R4 850 p.m. Contact 015 296 2785 or 082 851 9531 ____________________ TO LET 2 BEDROOM FLAT IN LADANNA Doornkraal Street West. Luxury finishings. Available immediately. R3 800 p.m. Please contact Peet 083 686 3436 ____________________

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TO LET HOUSES

TWEEFONTEIN PLOT HUIS TE HUUR 3 Slaapkamers, 2½ badkamers, dubbelmotorghuis, elektriese heining & hek. R6 000 p.m. Krag uitgesluit. Mnr F Fourie 083 626 6573 ____________________ HUURDERS GESOEK OM KONTRAK OOR TE NEEM 4 Slaapkamer huis, Bendor, sekuriteitskompleks. R6 600 plus dep. Beskikbaar vanaf 1 Julie 2014. Kontak 071 481 2702 ____________________

69 DOORNKRAAL, LADANNA, POLOKWANE 3 Bedroom townhouse, 1 unit available. R4 700 excluding water & electricity. Contact Joe/Terence 015 298 8918, Joe 082 202 4666 ____________________ 17B BULAWAYO STREET, LADANNA, POLOKWANE 3 Bedroom townhouse, 1 unit available. R4 500 excluding water & electricity. Contact Joe/Terence 015 298 8918, Joe 082 202 4666 ____________________ TO LET 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE IN BENDOR Available immediately. Rental R4 850 p.m. Contact 015 296 2785 or 082 851 9531 ____________________

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RECTIFICATION Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 24G of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No 107 of 1998) that an application has been lodged to the Competent Authority for Rectification of the Unlawful commencement and/or Continuation of an Activity herein referred to: Activity: Development of Asphalt Premix Plant on Portion 22 of farm Palmietfontein 24 KS within Polokwane Municipality of the Capricorn District, Limpopo Province. Location: Portion 22 of Palmietfontein 24 KS Geographical Coordinates: Latitude: 23.955639 Longitude: 29.440667 Applicant: Polokwane Surfacing (Pty) Ltd In order to ensure that you are identified as interested and/or affected party or if you require further information on the application and/or activity, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the matter to the contact person mentioned below within 30 days of publication of this advertisement. Mr Lucky Lebepe Seboka Development Consultants cc. P.O. Box 8876 Pretoria 0001 Tel: 012 751 5912 Cell: 071 087 6103 Fax: 086 669 1919 Email: Seboka@starmail.co.za Reference No: 12/1/9/ S24G-C8 29/05 ___________________

POLOKWANE/RERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007 APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSENT USE Notice is hereby given in terms of Clause 21 of the Polokwane/Perskebult Town Planning Scheme 2007 that we, Makamasi Development Planning, intend to apply for consent from the Polokwane Local Municipality, in order to use Erf 20035 Pietersburg, located at 101,103 & 107 Bok Street, Polokwanefor the purpose of a place of amusement to allow betting, a totalisator and limited payout machines. The application and the relevant documents are open for inspection at the offices of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, Polokwane Municipality, First floor, West wing, Civic Centre, Landdros Mare Street, Polokwane for 28 days from the first date of publication of this notice. Objection to the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager, Polokwane Municipality P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 within a period of 28 days from the first date of publication of this notice. MAKAMASI DEVELOPMENT PLANNING 120 VILJOEN STREET 25 RIVIERA MEWS RIVIERA 0084 071 873 7404 22/05 29/05 ___________________

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NOTICE FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS Project Refer No: Lp30/5/1/3/2/10523 mp Notice is given in terms of the Section 39 and Regulation 52 of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act 28 of 2002) and National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), as amended and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation, 2010 of the intent to carrying the following activity: The proposed mining of sand on the farm Zamenloop 188 KS, at Molepo village,, within Polokwane local Municipality in Limpopo Province. Location of Activity The site is located in within Capricorn District Municipality of the Limpopo Province, approximately 25 km from Polokwane Town on road R37 to the Lebowakgomo area. Coordinates are as follows: S24° 04’ 69” and E29° 69’ 88” and S24° 02’ 56” and E29° 41’ 57”. The project entails the mining of sand on farm Zamenloop 188 KS at Ha Molepo village in the Capricorn District of Limpopo. The proposed project wil be developed in an area of a total footprint of 5 hectares. Name of Applicant Molepo Development Trust as an applicant already applying for mining permit for the proposed project. In order to ensure that you are identified and registered as an interested and/ affected party, please submit your name, contact details and the reason for your interest, to Molepo Community Development Trust within 30 calendar days of this advertisement. Submit your information to Molepo Community Development Trust. Contact Person: M.J. Molepo Cell: 076 908 8864 P.O. Box 3038 Mphogodiba 0732 Email: com/mutalimr@ yahoo.com

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aansoek te doen om goedkeuring om Erf 20035 Pietersburg, geleë te 101,103 & 107 Bok Street, Polokwane te gebruik vir die doeleindes van ‘n plek van vermaak wat weddery, ‘n totalisator en beperkte uitbetalingsmasjiene toelaat. Die aansoek en die betrokke dokumentasie is ter insae by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruiksbeheer, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, Eerste VIoer, Wesvleuel Burgersentrum, Landdros Marestraat, Polokwane vir 28 dae vanaf die eerste datum van publikasie van hierdie kennisgewing. Beswaar teen die aansoek moet skriftelik aan die Munisipale Bestuurder, Polokwane Munisipaliteit PO ingedien of gerig word Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf die eerste datum van publikasie van hierdie kennisgewing. MAKAMASI DEVELOPMENT PLANNING VILJOENSTRAAT 120 RIVIERA MEWS 25 RIVIERA 0084 071 873 7404 22/05 29/05 ___________________

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POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME 466 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 Remaining Extent of Erf 800, Pietersburg, situated at corner of Devenish and Plein Street, Polokwane, from “Residential 3” to “Residential 3”, subject to conditions as stipulated in Annexure 163, namely: that the density may not exceed 64 u/ ha; that Medical Consulting Rooms be allowed; and parking be provided at 3 bays per 100 m2 GLFA for

the consulting rooms. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, Civic Centre, Landdros Mare Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 23 May 2014. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager at the above address or at P O Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 within a period of 28 days from 23 May 2014. KAMEKHO CONSULTING PO BOX 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 082 456 3173 FAX: 086 614 9265 29/05 05/06 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT WYSIGINGSKEMA 466 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 die hersonering van die Restant van Erf 800, Pietersburg, h/v Devenish- en Pleinstrate, Polokwane, vanaf “Residensieel 3” na “Residensieel 3”, onderworpe aan sekere bepalings soos uiteengesit in Bylaag 163, naamlik dat die digtheid nie 64 e/ha mag oorskry nie; dat Mediese Spreekkamers toegelaat word; en dat parkering vir die spreekkamers voorsien moet word teen 3 plekke per 100 m2 BVVO. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbestuur, Burgersentrum, Landdros Marestraat, Polokwane vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae

vanaf 23 Mei 2014. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 23 Mei 2014 skriftelik by of tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 ingedien of gerig word. KAMEKHO CONSULTING POSBUS 4169 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 082 456 3173 FAKS: 086 614 9265 29/05 05/06 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007 NOTICE FOR REZONING / CHANGE OF LAND USE ON REMAINDER OF ERF 323 PIETERSBURG I, Timothy Tshilidzi Mudzielwana of Fulwana Planning Consultants, being the authorised agent of the registered owners of Remainder of Erf 323 Pietersburg Township Registration Division LS, Limpopo Province, Hereby give notice in terms of Town Planning And Township Ordinance 15 of 1986 for the amendment of Polokwane/Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2007, that I have lodged an application with Polokwane Local Municipality for rezoning from “Residential 1” to “Institution” for Place of Instruction on the property mentioned above. Plans and Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of Town Planner, First Floor, Room 125 Civic Centre, and Polokwane Municipality for a period of 28 days from 23 of May 2014. Objections and/or comments or representation in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager at the above Address or at P.O.Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 within 28 days from the 23 of May 2014. Fulwana Planning Consultants P.O. Box 55980 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 297 6060 Fax: 015 297 4040/086 663 5119 Cell: 072 426 6537 22/05 29/05 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007 PIETERSBURG KENNIS VAN DIE HERSONERING / GRONDGEBRUIKVERANDERING OP RESTANT VAN

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ERF 323 PIETERSBURG Ek, Tshilidzi Timothy Mudzielwana van die firma Fulwana Planning Consultants, synde die gemagtigde agent van die geregistreerde eienaars van die Restant van Erf 323 Pietersburg Dorp Registrasie Afdeling LS, Limpopo Provinsie, gee hiermee kennis in terme van Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorp Ordonnansie 15 van 1986 vir die wysiging van Polokwane / Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007, dat ek by die Polokwane Plaaslike Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het vir die hersonering van bostaande eiendom van ‘Residensieel 1’ vir Plek van Instruksie na ‘Inrigting’. Planne en Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Stadsbeplanner, Eerste Vloer, Kamer 125 Burgersentrum, en Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir die tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 23 Mei 2014. Besware en/ of kommentaar of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne 28 dae vanaf die 23 Mei 2014 skriftelik ingedien word of gerig word tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bogenoemde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700. Fulwana Planning Consultants Posbus 55980 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 297 6060 Faks: 015 297 4040/086 663 5119 Sel: 072 426 6537 22/05 29/05 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007 NOTICE FOR REZONING/ CHANGE OF LAND USE ON PORTION 2 OF ERF 321 PIETERSBURG I, Timothy Tshilidzi Mudzielwana of Fulwana Planning Consultants, being the authorised agent of the registered owners of Portion 2 of Erf 321 Pietersburg Township Registration Division LS, Limpopo Province, hereby give notice in terms of the Town Planning & Township Ordinance 15 of 1986 for Amendment of Polokwane/ Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2007, that I have lodged a rezoning application for the above mentioned property from “Residential 1” to “Business 1” for shops with the Polokwane Local Municipality. Plans and particulars of the application will lie for

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PIETERSBURG/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007 HERSONERING/ GRONDGEBRUIKVERANDERING OP GEDEELTE 2 VAN ERF 321 PIETERSBURG Ek, Tshilidzi Timothy Mudzielwana van die firma Fulwana Planning Consultants, synde die gemagtigde agent van die geregistreerde eienaars van Gedeelte 2 van Erf 321 Pietersburg Dorp, Registrasie Afdeling LS, Limpopo Provinsie, gee hiermee kennis in terme van die Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorp Ordonnansie 15 van 1986 vir die wysiging Polokwane / Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2007, dat ek ‘n aansoek vir die hersonering van die bogenoemde eiendom vanaf “Residensieel 1” na “Besigheid 1” vir winkels by die Polokwane Plaaslike Munisipaliteit ingedien het. Planne en besonderhede van die aansoek lê tydens gedurende gewone kantoorure ter insae by die kantoor van die Stadsbeplanner, Eerste Vloer, Kamer 125 Burgersentrum, Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 23 Mei 2014. Besware en/of kommentaar ten opsigte van die aansoek moet van 23 Mei 2014 ingedien word of gerig word skriftelik tot die Munisipale Bestuurder by bogenoemde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700. Fulwana Planning Consultants Posbus 55980 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 297 6060 Faks: 015 297

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4040/086 633 5119 Sel: 072 426 6537 22/05 29/05 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2007 “VODACOM CELLULAR MAST” Notice is hereby given that, in terms of Clause 21, of the Polokwane/ Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2007, the undersigned intends applying to the Polokwane Municipality for special consent to establish the following: A 25m Vodacom tree type mast and base station on Erf 90, Pietersburg (Kerk Street). A 25m Vodacom tree type mast and base station on Erf 1639, Westenburg Ext 3 (Grand Canyon Road). Plans and/or particulars relating to the application may be inspected during office hours at Developlan 3 General Joubert Street, Polokwane, 0699 or at the offices of the Manager: Planning (Spatial Planning and Land Use Management), First floor west wing, Civic Centre, Landdros Maré Street, Polokwane. Any person having any objections to the granting of this application must lodge such objection together with the grounds thereof in writing, with both the Manager: Planning (Spatial Planning and Land Use Management), Polokwane Municipality and the undersigned within a period of 28 days from 30 May 2014. DEVELOPLAN P.O. BOX 1883 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 015 291 4177 FAX: 086 218 3267 Email: tecoplan@ mweb.co.za 29/05 05/06 ___________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2007 “VODACOM SELLULÊRE MAS” Hiermee word kennis gegee dat, in terme van Klousule 21 van die Polokwane/Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema van 2007, die ondergetekende, van voorneme is om aansoek te doen vir spesiale toestemming by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit om die volgende te vestig/op te rig: ‘n 25m Vodacom boomtipe mas en basisstasie op Erf 90, Pietersburg (Kerkstraat). ‘n 25m Vodacom boomtipe mas en basisstasie op Erf 1639, Westenburg

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OBSERVER Uitbreiding 3 (Grand Canyonweg). Planne en of besonderhede wat betrekking het op die aansoek kan gedurende kantoorure ondersoek word by Developlan, Generaal Joubertstraat, Polokwane, 0699, of by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Beplanning (Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruiksbestuur), Eerstevloer, Wesvleuel, Burgersentrum, Landdros Maréstraat, Polokwane. Enige persoon wat besware het teen die aansoek moet so ‘n beswaar tesame met geskrewe redes vir so ‘n beswaar indien by die Bestuurder: Beplanning (Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbeheer), Polokwane Munisipaliteit en die ondergetekende binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 30 Mei 2014. DEVELOPLAN POSBUS 1883 POLOKWANE 0700 TEL: 015 291 4177 FAKS: 086 218 3267 Email: tecoplan@ mweb.co.za 29/05 05/06 ___________________ Kennisgewing van Oorgawe van ‘n Skuldenaar se Boedel (Artikel 4(1)) Hiermee word kennis gegee dat op die 19de dag van Junie 2014 om 10:00 voormiddag, of so spoedig daarna as wat die saak verhoor kan word, by die Hooggeregshof van SuidAfrika, Gauteng Afdeling, Pretoria, aansoek gedoen sal word om aanname van die oorgawe van die boedel van Susanna Louisa Myburgh, ‘n tuisteskepper woonagtig te 20 Munniklaan, Polokwane en dat haar vermoënstaat op die kantoor van die Meester van die Hooggeregshof te Polokwane ter insae sal lê vir die tydperk van sestien dae vanaf die 27ste dag van Mei 2014. Corrie Nel & Kie Prokuruer van Applikant Landdros Maréstraat 9A Polokwane 0700 Verw: MJvanZyl/ak/ VM4056 29/05 ___________________ Kennisgewing van Oorgawe van ‘n Skuldenaar se Boedel (Artikel 4(1))

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Hiermee word kennis gegee dat op die 19de dag van Junie 2014 om 10:00 voormiddag, of so spoedig daarna as wat die saak verhoor kan word, by die Hooggeregshof van SuidAfrika, Gauteng Afdeling, Pretoria, aansoek gedoen sal word om aanname van die oorgawe van die boedel van Gideon Petrus Myburgh, ‘n klerk van werke van beroep, woonagtig te 20 Munniklaan, Polokwane en dat sy vermoënstaat op die kantoor van die Meester van die Hooggeregshof te Polokwane ter insae sal vir ‘n tydperk van sestien dae vanaf die 27ste dag van Mei 2014. Corrie Nel & Kie Prokureur van Applikant Landdros Marestraat 9A Polokwane 0700 Verw: MJvanZyl/ak/ VM4056 29/05 ___________________

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATES All persons having claims against the under mentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days (or as indicated) from date of publication hereof. Estate No.: 996/2013 Surname: Heyneke First Name: Alta Date of Birth 31/10/1942 Identity No.: 421031 0012 084 Last address: 114 Steyn Street, Eduan Park, Polokwane Date of death: 11 December 2012 Name and address of Executor or authorised agent: Rheeder Attorneys, Beau Geste No. 7, 88 Hans van Rensburg Street, Polokwane Advertiser and address Rheeder Attorneys Beau Geste no. 7 88 Hans van Rensburg Street Polokwane Tel: 015 297 5043 29/05 ___________________


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City’s runners in the grip of Comrades fever WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

The 89th edition of the gruelling Comrades Marathon gets underway from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Sunday and hundreds of runners and support crew from Polokwane Athletics Club, Pietersburg Road Runners, Run/Walk for Life Polokwane, Eskom Athletics Club, Moletji Athletic Club and a number of smaller clubs will be making the trip to KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend for the big race. Runners from athletic clubs throughout Limpopo will be participating in the race as well as athletes from the province that belong to the professional athletic clubs in Gauteng.

The best known of these is Ludwick Mamabolo from Nedbank Running Club, who is hoping for a repeat of his down run victory in 2012. He finished what is considered to be the tougher up run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg last year in fourth position. Another runner to be on the look out for is Rufus Photo from Pietersburg Road Runners who is hoping to better his ninth position in 2013. For most of the other runners just finishing the race is the culmination of six months or more of hard training and the personal satisfaction of completing the world’s toughest ultra-marathon. Polokwane Observer wishes all Comrades runners good luck and may your legs carry you to the finish.

Two VW Polokwane personnel geared for Comrades Marathon

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Volkswagen Polokwane held a small function on Friday to wish two of their personnel members well for the upcoming Comrades Marathon. Rufus Photo and Carien de Beer are geared for the Comrades that will be run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Sunday. Photo came ninth last year and is hoping to finish in the top three. Both runners are members of Pietersburg Road Runners.

Polokwane Athletic Club runners ready for Comrades rades Marathon with their Goodie Bag breakfast at Nguni Grill on Saturday. Blind runner Stefan Steyn and Runners and support team memhis ‘eyes’ Guppy Wilkinson will bers from the Polokwane Athletic be renewing their partnership Club (PAC) rounded off their final after Steyn missed last year’s preparations for Sunday’s Comrace due to injury. Two husband and wife combinations from PAC, Louw and Amelia Haupt and Cecil and Christine Mthimkhulu will also be participating. A PAC runner to watch out for on Sunday is Sabata Motjale who said he is hoping to run under 06:30. Hiring of: n Leo l • Excavators, graders, Seven PAC athe v 1 Da 860 rollers, TLB tippers, water letes will be taking on 7 2 6 89 trucks, lowbed crane the Comrades for the 083 291 12 truck and tow trucks. 015 first time. WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

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>> The runners from Polokwane Athletic Club (PAC) who will be participating in the 2014 Comrades Marathon with the number of completed Comrades races in brackets.

Khauke Mbedzi (1)

Kobe Mojapelo (2)

Naphtali Molope (1)

Adriaan Anderson (4)

Terence Burger (15)

Gerhard Ras (3)

Monyamane Makoti (0)

Alpheas Moshokwa (9)

Rufus Malepe (18)

Pienas Magashule (18)

Alfred Ngoasheng (8)

Eric Ledwaba (11)

Ronny Maroga (6)

Donald Moitsi (6)

Tjie Abedhigo (8)

Adré van Rooyen (6)

Steve Moya (0)

Duncan Sewela (10)

Lizé van Staden (4)

Louw Haupt (1)

Amelia Haupt (3)

Liesl Schoeman (0)

Paul Vorster (6)

Vorster Mokoka (2)

Ian Jannasch (2)

Sakkie Prinsloo (0)

Stefan Steyn (11)

Guppy Wilkinson (13)

Martin Potgieter (12)

Aphiwe Malanga (0)

Pieter Pretorius (5)

Clive Ackerman (0)

Kobus Roos (4)

Pelly Lamola (1)

David Kubjana (0)

Tabudi Mabotja (3)

Sabata Motjale (4)

James Campbell (4)

Simon Ngoasheng (8)

Cecil Mthimkhulu (9)

Christine Mthimkhulu (2)

Johan van der Westhuizen (14)

Lucas Masubelele (18)

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Pietersburg Road Runners gereed vir Comrades 2014 >> Rufus Photo ‘n groot gunsteling om onder eerste drie te eindig >> 20 atlete neem aan moordende wedloop deel

PRR se Comradesatlete is Johanna Mashishi, Betty Mashitisho, Colinda Potgieter en Rufus Photo. In die middel is Jaco Pieterse, Hannelie Viviers, Martinique Potgieter, Erika Bantjes, Marlyn Brown, Jessica van Tonder en Carien de Beer. Agter is Petrus Kgopa, Calvin Malatji, Johan van der Merwe, Lesiba Molomo, Ivan Pretorius, Martello van Tonder, Matime Mashabela en Phuti Mohale.

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erskeie laerskole in Polokwane se Brugbyspanne het tydens ‘n onlangse vriendskaplike kragmeting by Laerskool

Pietersburg-Oos vir gesonde rugby-aksie gesorg. Die wedstryde het as opwarming vir die komende ligawedstryde gedien. Laerskool Piet Hugo, Pietersburg Laerskool en Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos het deelgeneem.

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Henco Heslinga, o.15 word deur ‘n Eric Louw-speler grond toe gebring.

Louwtjies kry pak op Kruinies-rugbyveld RC Myburgh >>rc.observer@gmail.com Curro Heuwelkruin en Hoërskool Eric Louw van Musina het vir goeie hardlooprugby gesorg toe die twee skole mekaar Saterdag op Kruinies se veld gepak het. Kruinies se spanne was te sterk vir die Louwtjies en hulle moes sonder enige sege terug gaan huis toe. Kruinies se o.15A-span klop Louwtjies 22-13 met die o.16-span wat ‘n groot oorwinning van 67-7 behaal het. Die eerste span het ook nie teleurgestel nie en na ‘n harde wedstryd net-net met 24-22 geseëvier. Reece Wynne, o.15 soek ‘n gaping om sy opponent te ontduik.

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Dirk Jacobs van Laerskool Piet Hugo se eerstespan voer die skrum aan die oorkant.

Hokkiespelers van Oosskool kry Limpopo-kleure Foto’s: Keshia Jansens van Rensburg

Ferdi Botha van Laerskool Piet Hugo se eerstespan duik ‘n speler van Pietersburg Laerskool plat terwyl Matinu Mbalati, ook van Piet Hugo bystaan vir hulp

Meisies van Laerskool PietersburgOos (Oosskool) wat Limpopo-kleure in hokkie verwerf het is Abigail de Jager, Chinique Brown, Franchell Brandt, Lea Marx, Leana Swart en Cari Schulenburg. Agter is Lise Prinsloo, Maricia Theunissen, Carina Stears, Mia Schulenburg, Leigh van der Merwe en Ritasha Theunissen.

Eduard de Lange, o.10-speler van Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos hardloop met die bal.

SA Schools Country Districts Squash Champs

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Squash players from Stanford Lake College (SLC) recently took part in the 2014 South African Schools Country Districts Squash Championships in Bloemfontein. SLC learners Gavin Sterling, representing the Namibia invitational, Marc Stirling, Reese Bain and Graeme Harty, Photo: Supplied representing Limpopo, Gavin Stirling, Marc Stirling, Reese Bain and Graeme Harty. participated along with a total of 309 players. ble opposition. Reese, u.14, helped her team Gavin, Marc and Graeme competed fiercely along to overall victory by winning all her in their particular age groups against formidamatches over four the days of the event.

Oosskool se hokkieseuns wat provinsiale kleure in hokkie gekry het, is Marco Forrester, Jaco van Staden, Eli Ströh en Eli Ströh. Agter staan Kevin Booyens, Riekert Erasmus, Leard Prenzler en Braam van der Heever.

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R1 000 surprise for PEPPS Preparatory The PEPPS Preparatory School learners who participated in the KFC XCO Mountain Bike Race received a surprise visit from KFC Marketing Manager for Limpopo Cheray van Blerk on Friday, who handed over a cheque for R1 000 to the school for having the most entries for the race that was held around Thornhill Shopping Centre last Saturday. Handing over the cheque are KFC Area Managers, Agnes Phooko and Lefentje Rasefate with educator, Kea Smith and PEPPS Preparatory School Principal Julia Werner on the back right.

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Nicoela van der Walt, hulpdoel van Oosskool se o.12B-span teken ‘n doel aan in die wedstryd teen Pietersburg Christian School in ‘n uitdunrondte van die Limpopofinaal.

‘n Koel luggie wat die naderende winter inlui kon Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos (Oosskool) se netbalmeisies nie stuit nie. Ses spanne het na die Limpopo-finaal deurgedring. Oosskool en Pietersburg Laerskool (PLS) se o.13A-spanne, Oosskool en Laerskool Pietersburg-Noord (Noordskool) se o.12A-spanne en PLS en Oosskool se o.11A-spanne het deurgedring sowel as die B-spanne van Oosskool (o.11B, o.12B en o.13 B).


Local youngsters get a taste of T20 cricket Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Primary school cricketers in Polokwane will get the opportunity to experience the thrill of night cricket with the launch of the Twenty20 Night League by Limpopo Impala Cricket (LIC) in partnership with corporate sponsor SM Pintu, the international cricket bat manufacturers. According to the media liaison officer at LIC Sedibu Mohlaba, the aim of the night league is to get more youngsters to play cricket and bring back the family vibe to cricket in Polokwane. Six primary schools from Polokwane and Makhado will play in the league that commenced last Friday and continues until 30 July. The schools are Curro Heuwelkruin, Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos, Pietersburg Laerskool (two teams), Northern Academy and Kings Cricket School from Makhado. Matches will be played every Wednesday and Friday on a round-robin basis with all teams playing an equal number of games during the day and night. Last Friday the Kings Cricket School scored a mammoth 160-run victory against Northern Academy to send a stern warning to the other local schools that they mean business in the competition. Two matches will be played tomorrow (Friday) with the first fixture scheduled to start at 14:30.

Battle of promotional Play-offs in Giyani Polokwane City Football Club and Black Leopards Football Club will fight for the 16th position of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) when they meet at the last leg of the National First Division Play-offs match at Giyani Stadium on Sunday. Polokwane City Football Club will go into the match with high spirits following their recent 2-0 victory against Milano United. Clear ahead of Black Leopards with seven points, Polokwane City will rely on their experienced players to win the match.

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fter suffering a brutal attack by robbers while out on an early morning training run in preparation for last year’s Comrades Marathon, Eskom Athletics Club runner Nelson Tleane participated in his last warm-up race for the 2014 Comrades at the Mayoral Road Race last Saturday. After completing the 10 km race route twice, Tleane said he is fit and rearing to go for this year’s Comrades from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Sunday. He added that his training programme is proceeding as planned and now it is only Photo: Warren Blunt the mental preparations and sticking to the right diet that After a brutal attack by robbers last has to be taken care of before year shattered his dream of running the big race. his first Comrades Marathon, Eskom Tleane, who has never Athletics Club runner Nelson Tleane run the Comrades Marathon has declared that he is fit and ready before is hoping to finish in for this year’s race which will be held less than ten hours. on Sunday.

Tweede plek vir provinsiale dames muurbalspan Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Limpopo se muurbalspan het onlangs goed in die Suid-Afrika Plattelandse Distrikte Muurbal toernooi in ‘n nat en koue Boland presteer. Die damespan wat bestaan uit

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Isabel Lamprecht en Emmie van Zyl (Polokwane), Mieke Pistorius (Nylstroom) en Ronel Welman (Makhado) was naaswenners. Die Vaaldriehoekspan was die wenner en die Bolandspan in die derde plek. In die mans A-afdeling het Limpopo ‘n vierde plek behaal met Namibië die wenners, Noordwes in die tweede plek gevolg deur Boland in die derde plek.

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>> Greatest fear was facing the Indian Ocean

Mission accomplished for local Iron Man athlete

Warren Blunt >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Completing the tough Iron Man South Africa Triathlon has always been something PEPPS College teacher Melanie Melville wanted to achieve and the dream became a reality in April when she completed the event in 12:30 and in 66th position overall among the women. Held in Port Elizabeth in 2014, the race consisted of a 3,8 km sea swim, 180 km of

Photo: Supplied Melanie Melville reaches the finish of the gruelling Iron Man Triathlon. cycling and a 42,2 km marathon. According to Melville this is the most gruelling ultra event that she has ever participated in and her greatest fear was facing the Indian Ocean as it can be choppy and unpredictable. Fortunately, the day turned out to be lovely and sunny and the swim turned out to be better than Melville anticipated. It was the cycle leg that turned out to be the most demanding discipline. “The reason for this is because I had to spend close to seven hours in the saddle,” Melville explained. Encapsulating some of the best natural elements of Nelson Mandela Bay, the cycling route consisted of two 90 km loops taking the athletes along the coast, into the heart of the city, past a natural lake and through indigenous coastal fynbos nature reserves. Melville said she had little time to take in the wonderful scenery and was more focused on completing the tough route. “Running is something I have always excelled in, so I was relieved to finish the event with the run, although the 42,2 km route was quite tough coming after the swimming and cycling legs of the race,” Melville said.

LSA finalise provincial softball teams Herbert Rachuene >>herbert@mailbox.co.za Limpopo Softball Association (LSA) has finalised the men and women team that will represent the province during the u.19 National Championships scheduled for Polokwane Cricket grounds from 2 to 6 July. A panel of LSA selectors finalised the process at Seshego Softball grounds on Sunday. The mens’ team consists of Mogale Manamela, Tebogo Makgatho, Johannes Mogodi, Given Raphahlelo and Doctor Mphago (all Mankweng Pioneers), Kutullo Sebola, Vincent Sebola, Phillip Ramoba, Conti , John Nkgapele (all Sebayeng Sharks), Aubrey Mohlahlole (Mamaolo Rebels), Thabo Komape, Moses Teffo, Brian Gololo, Innocent Mohlabi, Japhta Mahlong (all Naledi Spiders), Segopotso Sekgotha (Lebowakgomo Wild Beasts) and Kwena Ngoetjana (University of Limpopo). The women’s team is made up of Louisa Modipane, Thato Kupa, Rosinah Rachidi, Catharine Mogano, Kagiso Bogopa (all Mankweng Pioneers), Charmaine Sehlabane, Kholofelo Teffo, Imelda Maboya, Immaculate Komape, Maphefo Mabokela, Rachel Matsimela, Puleng Teffo, Jasmine Teffo, Goloti Shika (all Naledi Spiders), Harvey Kekana, Honey Kekana, Mitchell Thobakgale, Maeshibe Lekalakala (all Mahwelereng Spikes), Lerato Mphela (Oasis) and Kamogelo Hopane (Sebayeng Sharks). LSA Spokesperson Matome Lebea said they are confident that the selected teams will do the province proud during the championships. “We are happy that the technical team did their work by selecting the balanced teams that will hopefully make the province proud. We are gunning for gold medals in both categories. The will have two camps that will afford them an opportunity to play as a team and further know each other well,” he said. “We will continue to call on the people of Limpopo to rally behind softball like it is happening with other sporting codes. Our preparations administratively are also at an advanced stage, we have already started with the preparatory meetings,” Lebea concluded.


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Mamabolo hopes for another Comrades win WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com

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impopo’s Ludwick Mamabolo, the 2012 Comrades Marathon winner used the Aïda Road Race on Saturday as a final warm-up for the Comrades from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Sunday and expressed his satisfaction with his time and preparations for the race. Mamabolo managed a credible fourth place in last year’s race after his preparations were hampered by the doping probe into his first placing the previous year, before being found not guilty shortly before the start of the race in 2013. The BCom graduate, who is presently studying to become an accountant, says his training schedule is progressing much better than last year and he is confident of running a big race on Sunday. He expressed his satisfaction with his time in the 15 km race on Saturday, saying he aimed for 52 minutes and finished in 51 minutes and much to his surprise managed third position. The Nedbank Running Club runner

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Limpopo’s big Comrades Marathon hope Ludwick Mamabolo (middle) receives his prize for finishing third in Saturday’s Aïda 15 km Road Race and says he is confident of repeating his success of 2012 when he won the Comrades Marathon.

says he is in very good shape and the biggest danger to his chances on Sunday is himself. Mamabolo concluded that he is confident of a good performance in the race and is going all out for a win, as he has never finished out of the top two in previous down runs.

Noordelikes mors met Dorp op rugbyveld WARREN BLUNT >>warrenb.observer@gmail.com Die verdedigende Boet Fick Eersteliga-kampioene BB Truck & Tractor Noordelike Rugbyklub (Noordelikes) het Saterdag met Kargo Pietersburg (Dorp) in hul ligawedstryd op Dorp se tuisveld gemors. Die eindtelling van 73-12 is die grootste loesing wat Dorp in meer as tien jaar teen hul aartsvyande beleef het. Noordelikes het ‘n rukkie geneem om op volle vaart te kom en die rustydtelling was 28-7 in FOTO’S: WARREN BLUNT hulle guns na vier verdoelde drieë. Noordelikes tweede span-skrumskakel, Benneton Freeman Die manne van Ladanna het in die soek ondersteuning. tweede helfte ‘n verdere sewe drieë Jordaan, Hendrie van Niekerk en Gibson Kelder aangeteken teenoor die een van Dorp om ‘n het Noordelikes se nege drieë gedruk. Losskakel weghol-oorwinning te beklink. Wallies Kubannek het vyf van die drieë verdoel Noordelikes-kaptein, Mynhardt Smith (2), en Ricardo Varela het nog ‘n doelskop bygevoeg. Theyman Jongbloed (2), Johan de Beer, KoIn die eerste voorwedstryd van die dag het ning Janse van Rensburg, Zach Botha, Simba Noordelikes se derde span 36-12 gewen om Mamese, James Veldsman, Lufuno Ramoyada en skoonskip teen Dorp te maak. Sias van Wyk het Noordelikes se drieë gedruk en Dorp het Saterdag ‘n taai tuiswedstryd Zander Byleveldt het met sy akkurate skopvoet teen Letaba in die Boet Fick ligawedstryde. met nege doelskoppe geslaag. Wouter de Villiers Noordelikes sal Saterdag ook tuisvoordeel het albei Dorp se drieë aangeteken en Angel geniet in hul ligawedstryde teen Louis Trichardt Whitehead was suksesvol met een doelskop. Rugbyklub en Dendron Rugbyklub. Noordelikes se tweede span was net so genadeloos en het verhoed dat Dorp enige punte kon aanteken in hul loesing van 0-57 teen die >> Sien meer foto’s op... tuisspan. Werner van Heerden (2), Nico Janse www.observer.co.za van Rensburg (2), Ricardo Varela (2), Leon

Aïda Road Race gets bigger and better

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Runners took advantage of the warm autumn weather on Saturday morning to participate in the Aïda Road Race with athletes that will be running the Comrades Marathon on Sunday using the 15 km race as a final test for their preparations for the big race. Hosted by Run/Walk for Life and sponsored by Aïda Polokwane and Aïda National Franchises, the race has grown over the years and a big field of 571 runners and walkers participated in the 5 km fun run, 10 km and 15 km road races on Saturday. The chairperson for Run/Walk for Life Polokwane Kobie Marais expressed his satisfaction with the turn-out on Saturday. He thanked Aïda for their support towards road running in the city for the past three years. Other sponsors included Henstock-Van den Heever Attorneys, Niland & Pretorius Incorporated, De Bruin & Oberholzer Attorneys, Trappers Trading, Standard Bank, Sportsmans Warehouse, Just Juice, Hattprop Developments, CJ Makelaars, ooba, Du Toit Swanepoel Steyn and Spruyt, Huntrex Building Contractors, Naude and Britz Attorneys and Betterbond. Coca-Cola and

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The winner of the Aïda Men’s Open 15 km race on Saturday, Phuti Mohale from Pietersburg Road Runners receives his prize from Aïda Polokwane Principal Anton Hanekom and Marlene Perreira from Niland & Pretorius Incorporated.

>> See more photos on... www.observer.co.za Viljoen Beverages sponsored the cool drinks and water at the water points, Luandre Jacobs the music and entertainment and Matsobane Ambulance Service were on standby in case of any emergencies along the route.

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ie persepsie bestaan reeds lank dat gholf eerder vir welaf ouer garde, wat baie geld op stokke en balle kan spandeer, beskore is, maar Corné Olivier van Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) het die teendeel bewys. Gholf is baie gewild onder jongmense, het ‘n groot aanhang en lewer talle spogspelers. Die 17-jarige leerder sluit vanjaar sy skoolloopbaan met een van die grootste oorwinnings wat ‘n leerder nog in skolegholf behaal het, af. Corné het aan die onlangse Woodlands Junior Masters Gholftoernooi saam met 168 leerders van 24 skole landwyd in drie rondtes kragte gemeet. PHS se eerste gholfspan waarvan Corné deel is, behaal ‘n algehele vierde plek terwyl Corné in die individuele kompetisie algeheel tweede eindig, slegs een hou agter die voorloper. “Die laaste setperk was ‘n onvergeetlike oomblik. Ek het nie woorde om dit te beskryf nie,” sê Corné oor sy opponent se laaste hou op die setperk wat aan hom ‘n

eerste plek besorg het. “’n Tweede plek is steeds ‘n groot prestasie vir Corné sowel as die eerste span se vierde plek omdat hulle opponente uit vurige gholfskole kom, maar PHS het nie vir ‘n oomblik teruggestaan nie,” sê afrigter, Jimmy Steele. Corné is reeds vir vier jaar deel van die skool se eerste gholfspan wat die afgelope drie jaar as algehele wenners uit die TuksSkole-reeks getree het. Op skolevlak word hy as een van die toptien o.19-spelers beskou en het onlangs die o.19-interprovinsiale gholftoernooi gewen. “Ek het die afgelope vyf jaar ernstig begin gholf speel, oefen ten minste drie maal per week en neem byna elke naweek aan die plaaslike klubkompetisies by die Polokwane Gholfklub deel,” sê hy. Sy pa, Llewellyn is self ‘n gesoute speler wat vir Corné kleintyd al ‘n gholfstok in die hand gestop het. “Die kompetisie tussen my en my pa is altyd lekker en ons hou mekaar op die tone,” skerts hy. Hy reken ‘n goeie gholfspeler knak nie onder druk nie en kan kophou as kompetisie straf raak. “Tegniek, net soos gereelde oefening, speel ook ‘n baie belangrike rol, maar die geheim lê steeds in jou styl wat gemaklik en eenvoudig moet wees en waarby jy moet hou. Ons strewe na die leuse, The more you play the luckier you get,” sê hy. Volgens hom lê die eerste gholfspan se sukses in die lede se goeie spangees en dat hulle al lank saamspeel en mekaar onderskraag. Hy sê die belangrikste deel van die spel is wanneer jou bal op die setperk land.

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Corné Olivier, graad 12-leerder en lid van PHS se eerste gholfspan behaal ‘n algehele tweede plek tydens die onlangse Woodlands Junior Masters Gholftoernooi in Pretoria. “Dan moet jy begin kophou en die setperk baie goed lees voordat jy jou hou speel,” sê die koelkop wat selfs die grein van die gras bestudeer voordat hy na die putjie korrel. Benewens sy gholfprestasies is Corné ook ‘n uitblinker op die atletiekveld waar hy van graad 8 tot graad 11 jaarliks met die goue medalje in spiesgooi tydens die interhoër wegstap. Hy glo akademie kan nie afgeskeep word nie en skuif gereeld agter die boeke in. Hy is een van die 20 beste presteerders in graad 12 en het die eerste kwartaal onderskeidings in ses van sy vakke behaal. “Ek moet nog bietjie aan Engels werk want dit is al vak waarin ek nie ‘n onderskeiding het nie,” lag hy. As deel van die Goose Academy is Retief Goosen en Louis Oosthuizen sy rolmodelle. Goosen omdat hy hier grootgeword het en onder moeilike omstandighede ‘n sukses van sy gholfloopbaan gemaak het en Oosthuizen omdat hy ‘n natuurlike en aanskoulike styl het. Sy raad aan jong spelers is om altyd kalm te bly op die baan en nie kwaad te raak wanneer jy ‘n flaterhou speel nie. “Oefen gereeld sodat jy gemaklik en rustig in kompetisies kan speel.” Hy beplan om volgende jaar B.Com Rekeningkunde aan die Universiteit van Pretoria te studeer waar hy ook by die universiteit se gholfakademie sal aansluit. Hy hoop om later professioneel gholf te speel.

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