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Lekgotla reviews District The Sekhukhune District Municipality has successfully concluded its Year End Performance Review Lekgotla at Loskop Dam on Thursday the 25th August 2011. The purpose of the performance review Lekgotla was to assess progress made regarding council resolutions taken for period 2010/ 11. Gathered at Lekgotla was the Executive Mayor, Cllr Mogobo David Magabe, accompanied by all the five mayors from local municipalities, members of the Mayoral Committee, members of the Executive Mayor’s Technical Advisory Committee, traditional leaders and the senior management team of the District Municipality. Speaking after the Lekgotla, the executive Mayor said “the main purpose was to conduct a critical review of both our programmatic and financial performance in the past financial year. Considering that we were joined by new and retaining councillors who assumed leadership of this municipality following the successful third democratic local government elections in may 2011”. ‘This lekgotla therefore fulfilled an added responsibility of not only reporting what transpired in the past but equally incorporating an element of orientation, especially to our new councillors”. Further, the lekgotla has decided to instruct management of local municipalities to be biased towards women empowerment within the confines of the law. The lekgotla welcomed a Constitutional Court ruling last week that has brought to finality the issue of cross-boundary municipalities, ruling that Moutse must remain in Limpopo Province. “The ruling gives us an impetus to accelerate our infrastructural investments in the Moutse area around issues of basic service delivery” remarked the Executive Mayor. The lekgotla also reflected on progress made in accomplishing government’s six key strategic areas as adopted by the out-gone council in 2006 and noted that strengthening Infrastructure and Water Services as well as Budget and Treasury and working on partnerships to complete budget objectives are key critical areas requiring constant monitoring and attention. The lekgotla also resolved to strengthen internal capacity so as to achieve Institutional objectives. The lekgotla also evaluated all the reports as presented by various departments and raised concerns on the implementation of Infrastructure and Water projects as they are slow in some areas. The lekgotla further expressed a need for sponsorships because without Public Private Partnerships, government can’t build better communities alone. The lekgotla finally resolved that the Sekhukhune Development Agency (SDA), be capacitated to unlock economic opportunities in the District for the benefit of the entire population of 1,2million people.


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Second mall on the go The groundbreaking ceremony of a second new large retail development in Burgersfort took place last week Friday when the mayor, Cllr Nkosi Josias Mahlake turned the first sod of the Burgersfort Mall that is to be erected next to the long distance taxi rank. According to the developers,Terrace Drive Properties 35 (Pty) Ltd and the project contractors Iguana Projects (Pty) Ltd,the local community will draw benefit from this development. Approximately 500 jobs will be created in various sectors and job positions such as plasters, builders, painters, construction workers, shop managers, shop assistants and cashiers will be created. They say the community can also look forward to skills development and inner city development that will be implemented during the construction of the site. Burgersfort Mall will be a closed Mall of 15 000 square metres and will be anchored by a large and convenient Shoprite Checkers of 3500 square metres. Other retailers will include the following line shops - Jetmart 1200 square metres, Webbers 400 square metres, Beavor Canoe 300 square metres, Legit 250 square metres, Pep 540 square metres, Edgars Active 550 square metres, JD Group 1050 square metres, OK Furniture 604 square metres, Spitz 211 square metres, Ellerines 350 square metres and Roots 350 square metres. This tenant mix does not include the various smaller line shops. Welcoming the development in his speech, Mayor Mahlake told the audience that gathered in a swanky tent on the construction site that the previous census counted 300 000 people in the Greater Tubatse Municipal Area in 66 000 househoulds. Since then more than 15 mines ave come into production and the populace has increased by a large number. He said the new retail developments give residents the opportunity to buy all they need locally with no need to travel to other towns for shopping. Guests were treated to a light finger lunch in the tent after the formalities were concluded. Work at the site is already under way.

Tolo laid to rest

Mayor Mahlake (top left) turns the first sod. Top: Mareologe School received a R5000 donation from the developersto buy chairs. Bottom: Mr Richard Herring (one of the developers), shares a moment with Cllr Mahlake.

Slain politician an local clergymnan, Jack Tolo, was laid to rest last Sunday at Ga-Masha.

A large number of the community, political party representatives, clergymen, parliamentarians, a deputy minister and friend paid their respects to local politicial stalwart and clergyman, Jack Tolo, who was murdered in his house about two weeks ago. The public funeral took place at Ga masha and hundreds of people attended. Speakers werre united the muders such as these could not be tolerated. Platinum Gazette contact details: Editorial: William Zwart Tel: 083 271 9151 E-mail: editorial@platinumgazette.com Advertising: Beรกnnla Celliers Tel: 083 543 1676 E-mail: adverts@platinumgazette.com

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Procurement roadshow at GTM On Wednesday morning Greater Tubatse Municipality suppliers gathered at the CN Phatudi Campus in Praktiseer for the 2011 Preferential Procurement Regulations Roadshow. GTM, like other municipalities is bound by the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (5/2000).According to this, all prospective suppliers of the municipality needs to be registered on a database of suppliers annually. To register a supplier must bring their Proof of Business Registration Certificate, Original Valid Tax Clearance certificate, Business/Company Profile, Certified copies of Identitiy Documents of all owners/members/directors, banking

“Miracle tree” gaining popularity Popularly known to many countries as a “miracle plant”, Moringa oleifera is earning popularity in the Sekhukhune area. This is after Ms Mavis Mathabatha from Tooseng Village near Lebowakgomo in Limpopo province started a project on the plant in 2005. The demand is increasing and it sells like hot cakes. The plant has been studied and approved by World Health Organization (WHO) and is considered to contain medicinal as well as nutritional ingredients and it is highly recommended. The project won Mathabatha 2010 Woman Farmer of the Year and since then she has never looked back. She has been inviting business people, community builders as well as traditional leaders to learn about this “miracle plant”. Recently local traditional healers as well as home based care givers organized by GCIS embarked on a tour to the village to learn more about this plant and they were not disappointed. They arrived at the project and were welcomed by the polite and down to earth Mathabatha who has been an educator for 14 years. She took them around the project and told them that the project employs 12 women and five men and feed local orphans and vulnerable children with meals twice a day from the little money they make from the project. She told the visitors that the idea to farm Moringa plants emerged when she realized that most villagers in her area depends on social grants and cannot afford food rich in minerals and vitamins. “Moringa has all the nutritional properties needed in a balanced meal. It contains Vitamins A, B, C, D and E and minerals which include potassium, calcium, iron, selenium and magnesium. When compared

to other food sources, Moringa contains more vitamin C than oranges, more vitamin A than carrots, more iron than roast beef and more protein than milk”, she said. (This is confrmed by WHO). She further urged women to mobilized themselves and start community projects and stop depending on handouts from government. Moringa project is a very serious business and my wish is to have every household in South Africa to have a plant in their yards. “People are dying unnecessarily because of malnutrition and food insecurity. In this project, we intend supplying our communities with good food supplement and with the little money that we make, it is ploughed back to those who are less fortunate and impoverished communities. People as far as Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and other neighboring countries, come to the village to buy the Moringa suppliment” she concluded. The trip was sponsored by Bokoni Platinum Mine and according to Ms Linah Maphutha who is the Wellness Coordinator at the mine they intend simulating the same project at the mine to benefit people living around their mining operation. “We intent benefit our Childhood Development Centers in the local villages and have Moringa plant in their yards planted so that poverty is alleviated. The team of our Home Based Care Givers is charged with powers to care for people ho are on ART and the plant came at the right time. “With the 16 volunteers that we temporally employ and assistance from GCIS and The Department of Agriculture, we hope to make the lives of our people better”, she said. (Photo and article: Doc Marebane)

Mavis Mathabatha the project manager and founder with traditional healers and home based care givers during the learning visit to the project.

particulars (cancelled cheque or bank confirmation letter) and any other mandatory registration documents of the business or company to the GTM Civic Centre, Office 42, Ground floor during working hours.According to the regulations the municipality will as of 7 December 2011 only conduct business with providers whose businesses have been rated and verified for BEE Status by verification agencies. At the roadshow suppliers could ask questions and GTM officials as well as representatives from the Limpopo Department of Finance were at hand to assist. Enquiries: MJ Moshidi at 013 231 1000 or P Thobejane at 013 231 8530/


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Furniture for Traditional Courts and Offices Two important roads in the area are still under construction. The road to Ga-Matodi (top) gained the first tar and seems to progressing well. Ga matodi is near Praktiseer, while the road to Alverton (on the other side of the river of Ga-Matodi) seemed to be very quiet on Wednesday (bottom). This road will be tarred for about 10 kilometres towards Kgautswane at this stage.

Twickenham Mining Project (Anglo American Platinum) handed over office furniture to the traditional courts and offices of various communities in the immediate vicinity of the mine last week Thursday. Every community received one boardroom table seating eight, two office desks, two high-back chairs, 20 stackable chairs, one desktop PC with Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 and one all-in-one scanner, copier, fax and printer. Handing over the furniture, Twikenham’s Production manager, Mr Kenneth Mabasa said the furniture will contribute to

development in the communities, providing infrastructure for essential services. He also told traditional leaders that what transpired at the recent announcement of the bursariy scheme for learners in the area, is that learners take the wrong subjects in their secondary school years, making it difficult for them to obtain bursaries. Mr Mabasa called on the leaders to encourage learners in their communities to make sure they take Mathematics (not Mathethematics Literacy) and Science if they want to study in a technical field to enter a career in Mining.

Front fltr: Kgoshi Mmutlane (Malokela Community), Kgoshigadi Shai (Modubeng Community), Kgoshi Moloto (Sehunyane Community), Mr Kenneth Mabasa (Production Manager ). Back fltr: Mr Justice Mokgotho (CED Coordinator) en Mr Lebang Gaobepe( CED Coordinator).


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Home grown entrepreneurs at Laerskool Burgersfort Last week Friday, the grade 6 A and 6E learners had their annual market day. On this day the learners each have a stall where they sell food, products of have games. The

purpose of the day is to teach them to work with money when the school support them by buying their goodies. Megan van der Merwe and Bianca Bronkhost made the most money on the day.

Fabulous Food and Wine Fair On 30 September and 1 October the FabulousFood and Wine Fair will be hosted at the Watervalsrivier Geloftefees terrein. Through this event the organisers aim to raise funds for CANSA. On 30 September Claude Moller will be the guest speaker. A R250 donation per person will provide you with a four course meal, two bottles of wine per table, entrance to the session with Claude, entrance to the Fair the next day and camping facilities from Friday to Sunday. It will also include pap and sauce for Saturday evening’s braai. (Bring own meat and drinks). The alternative is a donation of R100 per person which will give you entrance to the wine tasting and stalls on Saturday 1 October. This will start at 10:30 the morning. Food stalls will include trout, Indian dishes, cakes, sweets, cheese and much more. Different Wine Estates will also showcase their wines. During the day there will also be cooking demonstrations. Children under 18: a R20 donation. They are not allowed into the hall where the wine tasting will take place. There will be kiddies entertainment. No cooler-boxes. Bring own camping chair and picknic basket. Stalls are still available at R200 each. Enquiries: Elize, 082 416 1420 or leeza.ballack@gmail.com

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Planting trees is good for the environment

Woensdagaand het Laerskool Burgersfort hul kwartaalikse Boeke Aand gehad. By die aand lees leerlinge voor uit boeke of vertel van boeke wat hulle die afgelope kwartaal gelees het. Daar was ook ‘n uitstalling van boeke. Die doel van die aand was om lees aan te wakker en ouers bewus te maak van die belangrikheid van lees.

On the same day, the school held Arbor Day. The talk took place just before the market started operating. The whole school attended. They had a talk by Mr Willie Potgieter and planted two indigenous trees in the school garden. (See photographs left and left above).

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Joshua Generation’s Gospel Stars Joshua Generation held their annual Gospel Stars Competition recently. The event is a fundraising event for the school. The results are: u/7 - 1st Bianca Grobler, 2nd Blessing Phiri, 3rd Masechaba Sebata, u/8 & u/9 - 1st Paballo Metsi, 2nd Nika Janse van Rensburg, 3rd Tiana Buitendach. u/10 & u/12 - 1st Grace Moyo, 2nd Jana Koen, 3rd Maryke de Jager U/13 - 1st Danelle van der Walt, 2nd Kgotso Tsie. The school would like to thank every child who participated and all the parents who came to support the event and their children. (Photographs and information: Joshua Generation).

Modeparade by Laerskool Burgersfort Laerskool Burgersfort se graad 1 leerlinge het twee weke gelede ‘n modeparade gehou. Dit word jaarliks gedoen na hulle ‘n afdeling oor klere in die klas behandel het. Hulle het in verskillende soorte klere gestap.

Giving to Bulletjies rugby

The team, sitting in front from right to left: Christopher Esterhuizen and LJ Mol. Standing from right to left: Theo Tolken, Danie Oosthuizen,Owen Viljoen and Luwan Gouws and back: Mallesse Esterhuizen. Stephan Languge is not in the photo but also part of the team. (Photo & article: Davida van der Walt)

Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines (ECM) is always in the front of the row to support the development of school children. They have recently sponsored shirts, bags and water bottles for the “Bulletjie” rugby team at Steelpoort Academy. ECM General Manager Emile Britz says that it is important to support the development of young children in the academic field, as well as sport and other recreation. The ultimate objective is to develop well rounded future leaders.


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To go to Luthuli House or not? This week the streets in front of Luthuli House, the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg, were filled with ANC Youth League supporters as the Youth League president Julius Malema and other members were due to appear in front of a disciplinary hearing. Malema is one of five Youth League leaders to face the ANC disciplinary committee. One of the charges to be addressed will include Malema’s comments on the establishment of a “command team” to oppose the government of Botswana. On Tuesday the crowds turned violent when they threw stones at journalists and the Police. The Police used a water canon to disperse them. Shops in the vicinity were closed for the day and the crowd went into a frenzy when Malema emerged later the day to address them. We asked readers what they think about the whole issue - from the hearing to the behaviour of the crowd outside Luthuli House.

Me. Ronel Carlson sê: “Daar moet ‘n verhoor wees. Dis goed, maar die mense wat so in die strate te kere gegaan het, het nie reg gemaak nie”.

Ms Mercia Mphego said: “It is not right. The Youth League crowd can kill a lot of people if they turn violent. It is not right. It is also not right of them to have a hearing for Malema”.

Left: Ms Reneilwe Maredi said: “The violence of the crowds was not nice on Tuesday. I think they must just talk in private when they talk and for the rest the ANC must not question the Youth League”.

Links: Me Marina Kruger sê: “Dis reg dat die ANC die jongklomp vasvat. Die jeug is die toekoms van die land en kyk watter voorbeeld word vir hulle gestel. Die voorbeeld is nie reg nie. Die Jeugliga het ook gesê die skare sal vreedsaam wees maar dit was nie”.

Mr Frank Ubisi and Mr Emmanuel Moagi said: “The crowd was not supposed to do what they did. They were supposed to wait and see what’s going to happen. They must just support Malema. In the end they were fighting with journalists and that was just wrong. If Malema was wrong, he was wrong. A hearing will show if he was wrong or not”.

Mnr. Hannes Swiglaar sê: “Die geweld is nie die regte manier om dit te doen nie. Die ANC moes die Jeugliga al lankal vasgevat het. Op die ou einde van die dag as mense nie vasgevat word nie gaan ons uitdraai soos Swaziland en Zimbabwe”.

Mr Gilbert Moganedi said: “The president of the ANC Youth League makes a civil war between the ANC and the Youth League and that is why there must be a hearing. It is wrong the violence. There should also not be crowds outside the hearing. The ANC is right to have the hearing”.

Ms Lucia Sithole said: “I don’t think the violence was right. It is criminal. The ANC must leave the Youth League alone”.

Mr Fishane Mabelane said: “They must stay at home. This is a hearing and it does not need a lot of people there. It is not right to have violent behaviour. The Youth League must not do anything without consulting with the ANC”.

Mr Eric Mabelane said: “It is right to take Julius Malema to a hearing so that he can explain why he say this and that. It is not right that the crowd threw stones”.

Mr Wiseman Zihla and Mr Sibosiso Mohlala said: “The ANC must ask questions. The Youth League must report to the ANC. The violence was not right. Violence does not solve anything - even if the Youth League are fighting for their rights”.


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Fotografie Klub Die Burgersfort Fotografie Klub se volgende vergadering vind op Maandag, 5 September plaas. Alle lede sowel as belangstellendes is welkom om dit by te woon. Dit sal om 18:00 by die Migmug Coffee Shop in Burgersfort gehou word. Daar word elke maand na ‘n ander aspek van fotografie gekyk en die lede leer by mekaar en oefen soms tegnieke. Die maand se foto tema is Painting with light. Die Platinum Gazette uitdaging is Local Wildflowers from Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad and surroundings. Vir meer navrae kontak Ruan Kleynhans by 083 276 1643; Daryll Geddes by 083 612 2021; Braam Matthysen by 073 582 3654; Jaco Smith by 079 697 7356 of Mark Geddes by 083 601 6158. Foto’s wat vir beoordeling ingeskryf word, moet teen Vrydag 2 September 2011 na adverts@platinumgazette.com gestuur word. Op-Wakker-Groep padstalverkope Die Op-en-Wakker groep vir bejaardes staan weer die laaste Vrydag van die maand by die Pure Plaas plaasstal buite Ohrigstad met hul kosverkope. Daar is heerlike vetkoek, pannekoek, gemmerbier, koeksisters, vars gebak en jaffles te koop. Die fondse word tussen liefdadigheid en die bejaardes se toer na Namakwaland verdeel. Winterveld Fees Die Winterveld Fees vind op 2 en 3 September by Winterveld Klub plaas. Hierdie jaar behoort dit weer ‘n groot geleentheid op die sosiale kalender te wees. Die Vrydag en Saterdag is daar ook ‘n mynbou en verbruikers expo wat saam met die fees plaasvind. Daar sal hope heerlike kos, vermaak en stalletjies wees. Kunstenaars soos Andriëtte, Sorina die Flooze, Southern Gypsy Queens en Wicus van der Merwe sal optree. Die Vrydagaand skop af met lekker musiek deur ‘n DJ en braaivleisvure wat vroeg aangesteek word. Vrydag se toegang is gratis. Saterdag se toegang is R30 per volwassene en R50 per kind (dit sluit alle kindervermaak en pretritte in). Saterdag is ‘n dag vol pret met die kunstenaar, kindervermaak, potjiekoskompetisie en die immergewilde ‘soapbox race’. Saterdag se verrigtinge begin om 08:00. Vrydag skop teen 13:00 af.Daar sal ook ‘n biertuin en ‘n Meneer en Mej. Winterveld Fees wees. Vir meer inligting oor die expo skakel Herman Bezuidenhout by 082 788 2832 en vir die fees Mariska Stickling by mariska.stickling@samancorcr.com Laerskool Ohrigstad Damesoggendtee Damesoggendtee te Hanna Lodge (Ohrigstad) vind op 15 Oktober 2011 plaas. Die dag se Gasspreker – Milan Murray. ‘n Ligte middagete sal bedien word. Koste van kaartjies beloop R150.00 Vir besprekings en verdere inligting kan die skoolkantoor gekontak word by 013 238 0020. Laerskool Ohrigstad revue Laerskool Ohrigstad bring ‘n revue op die planke op die 15de en 16de September. Almal is welkom. Kom kuier saam met ons in ‘n Franse dorpie en geniet die Kabaretmusiek. Vir besprekings en verdere inligting kan die skoolkantoor gekontak word by 013 238 0020.

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Safety Officer - Underground (C5)

Chief Safety Officer: Surface (D1)

Role Purpose: Execution of the Safety Function for the Underground activities to ensure the provision and maintenance of an environment that is safe and without risk to health and safety of employees.

Role Purpose: Execution of the Safety Function for the Smelter activities to ensure the provision and maintenance of an environment that is safe and without risk to health and safety of employees.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will assist with the development of safety initiatives for underground activities. Do Risk Assessments and Aspects & Impacts Assessment. Do Root Cause Analysis, Incident Investigation & Reporting. Conduct inspections and audits. Record and register findings. Assist with the drafting of standards and works instructions. Adhere to the Clauses and Regulations of the Mines Health and Safety Act. Help with improving the level of SHE Training at the company. Ensuring the effective Emergency Response component for the facility, with due consideration of the level of risk involved. Participate in the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management program. Conduct meetings.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will have Line Management Responsibility of the Safety Personnel fot the Smelter Activities. Development or assist, with the Safety Manager, safety initiatives for Smelter Activities. Risk Assessments and Aspects & Impacts Assessment. Root Cause Analysis, Incident Investigation & Reporting. Safety Trend Analysis. Conduct inspections and audits. Managemetn of Safety-related databases. Assist with the drafting of standards and works instructions. Ensuring an effective Emergency Response component for the Smelter, with due consideration of the level of risk involved. Participate in the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management program. Conduct meetings.

Requirements: In order to apply, you will need a grade 12/Matric Certificate. SAMTRAC, (or Equivalent) with 8 years Underground Safety Officer experience. Be computer literate (MS Word and MS Excel). A Medical Certificate of Fitness and a valid Code EB (08) drivers license are essential requirements. Proven knowledge and experience of Health and Safety Management in an underground mining environment. Formal Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Course. Practical experience in strata control. Familiar with the meaning and calculation of safety statistics. Sound knowledge of the MHSA. Competency A&B certification. U/G blasting certificate or qualified artisan. Sound knowledge on accident/incident investigations.

Requirements: In order to apply, you will need a grade 12/Matric Certificate. SAMTRAC, (or Equivalent) with 8 years Smelter Safety Officer experience. Be computer literate (MS Word and MS Excel). A Medical Certificate of Fitness and a valid Code EB (08) drivers license are essential requirements. Proven knowledge and experience of Health and Safety Management in a Furnace Plant and Pelletizing Plant environment. Formal Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Course. At least 2 years experience in Safety Leadership Capacity. Sound knowledge of the MHSA. Ability to manage and coach sub ordinates in the finer detail of safety management. Sound experience in accident/incident investigations.

Ideal: The ideal candidate would also have done a recognized Fire Prevention Course. Have experience in U/G chrome or platinum mines. Have an National Diploma in Safety Management with 5 years appropriate U/G experience.

Ideal (In addition to the above): The ideal candidate would also have done a recognized Fire Prevention Course. Have ISO 14001 experience. Have experience of closed furnaces and/or open furnaces. Have a National Diploma in Safety Management with 5 years smelter experience. Have a qualification in safety and environmental management systems.

General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Preferance will be given to historically disadvantaged South Africans. Assessments may be one of the methods utilised to determine the successful candidate. The company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position. The Company reserves the right not to appoint. Please forward your application, quoting the post title, to the HR Office, at fax: 013 230 7793 for attention Hammar Tshego or e-mail: hchego@asametals.co.za Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days of the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.

General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Preferance will be given to historically disadvantaged South Africans. Assessments may be one of the methods utilised to determine the successful candidate. The company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position. The Company reserves the right not to appoint. Please forward your application, quoting the post title, to the HR Superintendent, at fax: 086 606 0791 for attention Anna Lessing or e-mail: alessing@asametals.co.za Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days of the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.


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Klein Advertensies • Smalls

Plaas jou klein advertensie by Phelo Pele Pharmacy in die Khadima Sentrum of by Burgersfort Apteek in die Marone Sentrum of doen dit elektronies d.m.v. e-pos of faks. Place your small at Phelo Pele Pharmacy in the Khadima Centre or at Burgersfort Pharmacy at the Marone Centre. You could also place it via e-mail or fax. Enquiries: 083 543 1676 or 083 271 9151. E-mail: adverts@platinumgazette.com • Fax: 086 554 9031

1.Sport Klubs /Sport Clubs 2.Betrekking/Vacancy 3.Dienste/Services 4. Oornag Akkommodasie/Overnight accommodation 5. Troeteldiere/Pets 6. Persoonlik/Personal 7. Allerlei/Miscellaneous 8. Gesoek/Wanted 9. Te Huur/To Let 10. Te Koop/For sale

“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does”Stuart Henderson

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Advertising deadlines are on Tuesdays at 17:00 and editorial deadlines at 17:00 on a Wednesday. “Adv er tising is salesmanship mass produced. Adver ertising No one w ould bother tto o use adv er tising if he would adver ertising could ttalk alk tto o all his prospects fface-t ace-t o-f ace. ace-to-f o-face. But he can't”. e - Morris Hit Hite

To advertise an advertisement in the classified section of the newspaper, simply fax, e-mail or call us to place the advert. Smalls or classifieds are great to advertise your product or service in an inexpensive way, but reach a large number or readers.

Betrekkings/ Vacancies Steelpoort Academy

Safety Assistant: Smelter (C2) Role Purpose: Assist with the Safety Function of the Smelter activities to ensure the provision and maintenance of an environment that is safe and without risk to health and safety of employees. Responsibilities: The incumbent will participate in Risk Assessments and Aspects & Impacts Assessment. Assist with Root Cause Analysis, Incident Investigation & Reporting. Maintain Safety-related databases and other administrative work. Assist with the drafting of standards and works instructions. Participate in the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management program. Requirements: In order to apply, you will need a grade 12/Matric Certificate. Be busy with a National Diploma in Safety Management, (at least 2 years completed), or SAMTRAC, (or Equivalent). Be computer literate (MS Word and MS Excel). Have a Medical Certificate of Fitness. Have a valid Code EB (08) drivers license. Have a clear understanding of mandatory growth towards the position of a Safety Officer. Ideal (In addition to the above): The ideal candidate would also have 2 years Smelter Experience as a Safety Assistant or as Full Time SHE Rep in Surface activities. Recognized Fire Prevention Course. OSHAS 18000 experience. Formal Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Course.

SGB APPOINTMENT:

General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Preferance will be given to historically disadvantaged South Africans. Assessments may be one of the methods utilised to determine the successful candidate. The company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position. The Company reserves the right not to appoint.

English Home Language Grade 5 - 7

Please forward your application, quoting the post title, to the HR Office, at fax: 013 230 7793 for attention Hammar Tshego or e-mail: hchego@asametals.co.za

VACANCY EDUCATOR (PL1)

Requirements: * SACE Registration Starting date: As soon as possible Closing date: 7 September 2011 Send CV to: · antonalberts@lantic.net · Fax: 013-230 9342

Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days of the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.


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NUUS

Cricket at Steelpoort Academy Last week Steelpoort Academy played cricket against Khanyisa Primary School. This school is approximately 120km from Tzaneen. Steelpoort showed their skill and won the game with 60 runs.

Soccer team selection The Praktiseer Football Association had a selection tournament on Saturday last week. Read more abou this and see more pictures on page 12.

Krieket by Laerskool Burgersfort Laerskool Burgersfort het verlede week teen Laerskool Unicorn krieket gespeel. Laerskool Burgersfort se uitblinker van die dag was Riaan Bezuidenhout. Die seuns het ongelukkig die wedstryd verloor, maar leer met elke wedstryd iets. Die span sou gistermiddag teen Steelpoort Akademie te staan kom. Teen druktyd het die wedstryd nog nie plaasgevind nie.

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• Fenders • Bonnets • Grills • Bumpers • Head & Tail Lights • CV Joints • Brake Pads • Aircon fans • Radiator fans • Condensers • Carburators • Crankshafts • Alternators • Starters • Shocks • Oil Filters • Crown and Pinions • Diffs • Ignitions • Radiators • Distributors

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• Fenders • Bonnets • Grills • Bumpers • Head & Tail Lights • CV Joints • Brake Pads • Aircon fans • Radiator fans • Condensers • Carburators • Crankshafts • Alternators • Starters • Shocks • Oil Filters • Crown and Pinions • Diffs • Ignitions • Radiators • Distributors

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SPORT

Buffels hou gholfdag Die Buffels Rugby Klub het hierdie week Woensdag hul jaarlikse gholfdag gehou. Daar het nege spanne met vier spelers elk deelgeneem. Die middagson van meer as 30 grade het niemand se entoesiasme gedemp nie en die manne het uitgehaal en wys met goeie spel. Teen druktyd was die uitslae nog nie bekend nie. Die Klub het almal bedank wat deelgeneem en as ‘n borg die dag ondersteun het.

Kick-off in Praktiseer The newly established Praktiseer Football Association had their trails on Saturday last week. The games were played at the CN Phatudi campus. Three teams played and the best players from each team will be taken to form a team to represent the Praktiseer Football Association in the SAFA local league. By the time of going to press the Committee have not yet communicated with the newspaper as to who were selected.

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