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Report disasters Rains and wind cause havoc The Limpopo Provincial Disaster Management Centre has received preliminary assessment reports of strong winds and heavy rains in the four District Municipalities of Capricorn, Mopani, Sekhukhune and Vhembe. This is due to incidents that occurred on the nights of 30 and 31 October. In Mopani District 134 families were affected in sixteen villages of Greater Giyani and Greater Tzaneen combined. There were eight villages (Guwela, Gawula, Vuhehli, Xitlakati, Matsotsosela, Khashani, Mbawula and Phalaubeni) affected in Greater Giyani alone while eight villages were affected in Greater Tzaneen. The villages affected in Greater Tzaneen are Mawa Block 8, Lekgwareng, Mokhwathi, Mandhlakazi, Mariveni and Leretseng. To date five tents and eight food parcels were provided to affected families at Guwela village. Vhembe District recorded 458 households affected in Makhado, Mutale and Thulamela by the recent strong winds and heavy rain. The Capricorn District has reported 40 households, three schools and a nurses’ home were affected in the Blouberg Local Municipality. Sekhukhune District has 293 affected households that occurred in Makhuduthamaga, Fetakgomo, Greater Tubatse and Elias Motsoaledi municipalities. Fetakgomo has provided four emergency tents and mattresses to affected families, while Makhuduthamaga has provided one tent, three temporary shelters, fourteen blankets and sponges to all affected villages within its locality. GoGHSTA stressed that the Department’s statement is issued based on preliminary reports received. Some affected households have recovered from these incidents. All affected districts are working around the clock to ensure that final reports are submitted to CoGHSTA via the Provincial Disaster Management Centre for consolidation for submission to MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe. As per Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002, municipalities are required to report any incident that occurs in their area to the Provincial Disaster Management Centre. The MEC for CoGHSTA, Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe called on members of the community to be vigilant and contact the Provincial Disaster Management Centre on this toll free number 0800 222 111 to report incidents of disaster. Kgetjepe encouraged parents and guardians to warn children not to cross or play near rivers for their safety.

“We are in a democracy and supposed to have water, but we do not have”, says Mrs Thabita Mnisi of Extension 10 in Burgersfort. “This is not the first time. We struggle. I had to buy water I was supposed to have. Water, toilets and service delivery in general are problems we experience every day. Nobody tells us anything and we do not know when it will become better. We are struggling....” See inside on page 2 and 3 the problems residents experience and the reasons why.

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No water: your views Large areas of Burgersfort was without water for two full days. This is what readers had to say about the issue.

Me. Dora Fertuin sê: “Ons het 2 dae nie water gehad nie. Die kinders het geloop en in die dorp gaan water soek. Jy kon eers by Elephants Hill of Mashamothane water kry. Niemand het ons niks gesê oor hoekom of hoe lank dit sal weg wees nie”.

Me. Anna Magatsela en Me. Nanny Mr Kenny Malekana said: “I took my bakkie and loaded it Mnr Mputi Lesenya sê: “Daai Magatsela sê: “Ons het with 1000 litres at Quality munisipaliteit is nie reg nie. Steelpoort. I then sold it to Ons het gesukkel by die werk die shuttle the people in the community. sonder water. Hulle moet daai gevat en gaan water We never get informed that Lebalelo Pipeline klaarmaak koop by there will be no water for an dat ons kan water hê”. Apiesdoorn. extended period of time. Niemand het Everyone must get water. We eens vir ons are in Ext. 10 and it is a huge ‘n stukkie papier gebring om te sê wat gebeur place. We only have one nie. Dit was warm en die toilet kon nie flush working communal tap. When nie. Ons het groot moeilikheid. Die knieë wil there is water, people queue ook nie meer so ver vir water loop nie”. for 30 minutes or more to collect buckets of water”.

Mr Raj Balasubranim said: Mnr Jeffrey Mothebejane sê: “Apparently they struggled to “Hier by Burgersfort is groot clean the water. I had to buy moeilikheid met die water. Two days! Niks water nie. Die water. They must notify us”. toilette werk nie. Ons kan nie was nie. Ek sit by die huis maar daar kom niemand wat rapporteer daar sal van so laat tot so laat nie water wees nie. They must take responsibility!”

Mr Mehboob Patel said: “We are buying water to drink. We did not bath for 2 days now. Our work also stopped. Lepelle Northern must warn business people so they can prepare. Around here people were buying water for R2 a bucket”.

Mnr. Carl Lourens sê: “Ons sukkel al die afgelope drie weke of ‘n maand met water. Van Sondag af het ons niks gehad nie. Hulle sê hulle probeer die vlak van die reservoir lig en daarom word daar soms toevoerkrane toegedraai. Hulle kan tog nie 3 weke sukkel om die reservoir vol te kry nie. Die munisipaliteit kry meer as ‘n R100 miljoen per jaar vir water en hulle blaas daai geld. Hulle probeer dinge vanaf Groblersdal bestuur. Kyk net hierdie gemors”.

Mnr Jerome Gibley sê: “Dit was hel. Ons het even Lydenburg toe gery om daar ordentlik te gaan was”.

Mr Jeffrey Magabe and Mr Nature Magabe said: “We struggled without water. We did not hear why, but you know this municipality”.

Me. Hendrina Pohl van Niekerk sê: “Ons sukkel al die laaste twee weke met water. Ons koop maar water en ek het by die werk kanne volgemaak. Ons het geen kennis oor die probleme gekry nie”.

Mr Tsheko Malepe said: “It drives us crazy. They never warn us. Especially leading up to the election this government is failing us. Some of our residents want to march to the municipality because they never warn us about things like this. We spend 2 days without bathing. We run small businesses. How do you cook without water? Water is life. There is nothing we can do but hope to see changes in the next Ms Lebogang Papole had a big load of washing to do once she had water general election. Those in again. She said: “We suffered a lot. We had to buy water”. power are forgetting us”.

Mnr. James Letebele sê: “Eish! Dit laat ons swaar trek. By die werk sukkel ons want die toilet moet gebruik word. Dis warm en ons het nie drinkwater nie. Die kliënte dink ook ons is snaaks as ons nie die toilette vir hulle beskikbaar stel nie, maar daar is nie water nie. Dit was hectic. Die munisipaliteit moet nou ‘n plan maak”.

Mr Keith Henriques runs a hair salon and without water his business is very limited. He keeps book of when he has to cancel appointments due to no water supply. “This is ridiculous! When I worked in Cape Town someone from the municipality always came to warn us about interruptions in the water or electricity supply”

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The questions we asked “Sir Water supply in certain areas of Burgersfort had been and still is intermittent to say the least. Areas such as Extension 5 has for example experienced water supply cuts in certain instances for more than 24 hours at a time, on other days water supply for three to four hours, and on certain occasions water has been cut for the whole night. This has been going on for the past three weeks. Water users, who most of them incidentally pay their water use bills, received no notice about this situation and the water cuts. Businesses and residences suffer. The call centre, when they answer the phone, give explanations that differ from day to day. One reason supplied is that water from the river is dirty and cannot be purified fast enough. The other is that a pipe is giving a problem and they are working on it, or residents are using too much water during a hot day and even that the problem is located in your erf, because there is water supply (even when your neighbours also do not have water). Residents in the old part of town think they are discriminated against because all the mine properties and grand houses have water. Why are they victimised? they ask. They are fed up with not knowing what is going on and when the situation will be normalised. Platinum Gazette newspaper of which undersigned is the editor, is doing an article about the situation and will be delighted to be enlightened by Lepelle Northern Water. We understand that technical difficulties may be more likely the reason for cutting the water supply rather than blatant discrimination and the newspaper will be more than glad to convey it to readers. We will also be more than glad to convey to our readers why you chose not to communicate anything to them, and why your call centre is all but useless when water users communicate with you. Should undersigned be under the wrong impression, please supply the correct information and answers to questions in this email by 08:00 on Thursday 07 November 2013.�

Photographs on this page supplied by Cllr Roelof Lourens (DA) who visited the work on the water supply.

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Yusuf Talian from MNashamothane was one of the lucky winners in last week’s draw of the Win-A-Car competition at Tubatse SUPERSPAR. He walked away with a R500 shopping voucher. It was handed to him by Ms Tracy Mooko.

Ms Pheletso Mphogo from Driekop was one of the winners of a R500 shopping voucher from Tubatse SUPERSPAR. She received her prize from Ms Remember Mphogo from Tubatse SUPERSPAR.

Mr Lucas Matjia from Alverton was one of the winners of a R500 shopping voucher. It was handed to him by Ms Samkelo Mangane.

Ms Nelly Thobejane from Praktiseer won a R500 shopping voucher from Tubatse SUPERSPAR. It was handed to her by Mr Khomotso Mdluli.

Stand a chance to Win-A-Car at Tubatse SUPERSPAR Tubatse SUPERSPAR in Burgersfort is aiming to give customers the best service at the right price. Shopping with them can however also land you the chance to win a VW Polo. The vehicle is in the store and will be given away just before Christmas. This Win-A-Car competition will be running until just before Christmas, but in the mean time there are also weekly lucky winners. To enter the competition customers need to buy for R300 or more at the store and enter their till slip in store. Thousands of rands’ worth of vouchers and appliances have already been given away over the last three months. As the competition heats up, the weekly draws will continue. Make sure to enter and you could be one of the lucky winners from Tubatse SUPERSPAR.

Looking after the wellness of municipal employees Last week Thursday the annual Wellness Day of Greater Tubatse Municipality took place at Winterveld Recreational Club. The day is marked with some sporting activities but also informative talks. GMC Debt Solutions from Burgersfort was one of the stalls at the day. Ms Gretli Steyn from GMC Debt Solutions and her team also had the chance to address the employees about their financial wellness and the importance of planning and acting in time to ensure that your finances stay healthy and your debt does not spiral out of control. Other exhibitors included medical aids and cell phone companies.

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Entrepreneurs do well at Joshua Generation ‘There is more to being an entrepreneur than buying something for R1 and selling it for R2’ Joshua Generation had an entrepreneurs day for the Level 2 learners of the school on 25 October. The school tries to instill in the children an entrepreneurial spirit and teach them that there is more to being an entrepreneur than buying something for R1 and selling it for R2. There was a jumping castle and a water-balloon toss. There was also a learner with a camera that took photos and printed them there and then. The stalls were neat and decorated with flowers all in an effort to attract buyers. All enjoyed the day. The school wants to thank all the parents who assisted and supported their children. (Photographs & Information: Joshua Generation)

Achievers at Calvin Prep-School The new prefects for Calvin Prep-School were announced at the prize giving ceremony last week. The headboy is Benjamin Mashabela and the headgirl is Tshepong Mopana. The other prefects are: Mmaphuthego Maahlo, Pretty Tapera, Lebogang Mogowane, Niokha Abdullah, Palesa Dibakwane. Mojalefa Dube, Enzo Tong, Motlamogale Shai, Lewis Ranto and Trishia Neera. The group already attended a leadership development camp.

The Booysendal platinum mine is situated on the border of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces near the towns of Mashishing (Lydenburg), Roossenekal and Steelpoort. The mine is located on the southernmost exposure of the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex. This new and exciting platinum project will rely on trackless mechanised mining, to produce some 150 000 ounces (3PGM+Au) at steady state. Booysendal is a division of the JSE-listed Northam Platinum Limited, a well-established, mid-tier independent and integrated platinum group metals producer with a strong tradition of innovation and technical expertise in the sector.

INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN (REF: BDENG6/13) ENGINEERING The Instrumentation Technician is responsible for assisting the Senior Technician in planning and maintaining of control and instrumentation equipment. He/ She is also responsible for installation, maintenance of control and instrumentation equipment as per best work practices. This is not limited to control and instrumentation equipment only, but can also be monitoring, network, voice, data and associated equipment. in addition this role is also responsible for completing required documentation including test and calibration certificates.. Qualifications, Experience and Competencies N3/TI qualification with a Mechanical Trade, Must be to speak and write English, Must be in a possession of a Medical Certificate of fitness, Two (2) years experience in related field

INSTRUMENTATION MECHANICIAN (REF: BDENG7/13) ENGINEERING The Instrumentation Mechanician is responsible for installation, repair and maintenance of indicating, recording, telemetering and control instruments and test equipment using precision instrument and tools.

Calvin Prep-School held their prize giving ceremony last week. The top achievers in each grade were rewarded. From left on this photograph is Salmah Abdullah who was the Calvinite of 2013. Hlengiwe Mhlaeane (grade 6 top achiever); Phindile Selda (grade 4 top achiever); Kgougelo Mathosa (grade 3 top achiever); Charity Sithole (grade 2 top achiever) and Abiya Wadiwala (grade 1 top achiever).

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies N2 with Trade Theory and studying towards N3 qualification, Instrumentation Mechanical Trade, Must be able to speak ,read and write English ,Must be in a possession of a Medical Certificate of fitness, Two (2) years experience in related field.

BUYER (REF: BDFIN6/13) FINANCE The Buyer is responsible for supporting the Procurement/Warehouse/ Contracts Officer and is responsible for the purchasing of all orders for new equipment ,material and services to ensure timeous and delivery to customers. Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Grade 12 in Numeracy and Literacy at NQF Level 4 ,Related Diploma/Degree would be an advantage, working knowledge of MS Office package, At least two (2) years experience in Purchasing field in mining environment. Applications close: 15 November 2013 Booysendal Platinum Mine is an equal employment opportunity employer and reserves the right to make appointments in line with its Employment Equity Policy. Applicants are requested to forward a comprehensive CV to the HR Manager of Northam Platinum Limited Booysendal Division Mine to booysendalrecruit@norplats.co.za. Please quote the Position Title and Reference Number in the subject box of the e-mail. CV’s received in any form after the closing date and time will not be considered. If you have not been contacted within three (3) weeks of the closing date, know that your application was unsuccessful.


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Geared to encourage local empowerment A 30% local element is now a requirement Modikwa Platinum Mine has gone the extra mile to ensure at some of the small local businesses doing work at that local businesses and people will reap the benefit of Modikwa”. the mine in their midst. Modikwa Platinum Mine is leading the way in making sure Ms Mmasaku Mohale (photograph left) explains that that a minimum 30% local involvement is a prerequisite they’ve been working on this for a long time. on their tender documents. “We’ve been working very hard to formulate and finalise To locals seeking tenders with the mine Ms Mohale says: the Local Procurement Policy and we are very excited that “Contact our Business Development Officer. Get your it has been signed and sealed,” she said. company onto our vendor database and work through the This new policy will require all businesses that are putting right channels”. in tenders for work at Modikwa Platinum Mine to have at She adds that contracts are not all of the same size and least a 30% local component. length and tenders are advertised as services are needed. “This is a great one. It means That is why it is important that local that no matter how big or entrepreneurs and businesses keep small the job is, local people an eye on the notice boards in the ‘You have to provide the will get a chance to be part of traditional affairs offices of the it and benefit”. seven villages surrounding mine with quality work Although this does not mean Modikwa. at the right price’ that Modikwa Platinum Mine Her advice is that those who receive will be giving tenders contracts should remember the exclusively to local suppliers, all suppliers will have to open door policy. prove that they will incorporate a local component into “We prefer that those who experience problems speak to their business at the mine. us so that we can assist where necessary and if needed “In this way companies will also be doing skills transfer implement a plan B. Perhaps we can assist with resources and have money going back into our immediate or advice before it is too late and a supplier fails to deliver communities.” on time or as required.” Although the Local Procurement Policy document was only “The most important part of being a local supplier is that recently finalised the impact of it is already showing. you still have to be competitive. You have to provide the “We’ve seen it - one contract can impact on many lives and mine with quality work at the right price, otherwise there provide jobs where there previously were none. Just look will be no long term relationship”.

Who to contact? Local entrepreneurs and companies can approach Modikwa Platinum Mine’s Business Development Officer, Mr Phineas Makuwa for assistance and guidance to register on the mine’s database of vendors. Contact him on 013 230 2000 during office hours to make an appointment.


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Success stories

Community Companies being developed

Ms Nomsa Nkosi from the Section 21 Company Matimatjiatji Mampudima Community Companies.

Company Name: Matimatjiatji Mampudima Community Companies are a Section 21 company representing the seven villages that surround Modikwa Platinum Mine. Started at Modikwa: They’ve been working with Modikwa since Modikwa started operating in the area more than 10 years ago. What does the company do? It focusses on the development of the villages surrounding Modikwa Platinum Mine. These villages are: Matimatjatjie, Mamphahlane, Mpuru, Diphale, Suwe, Sehlaku and Maroga Villages. Things like water supply, electricity, roads, tribal offices, schools, employment from the villages, learnerships and bursaries are all part of what the company try to improve. Mr Strydom Makofane and Ms Nomsa Nkosi says: We look after development companies. Entrepreneurs who would like to do business with Modikwa Mine must make sure that they register on the vendor database and attend site meetings when required. It is also important that they put in the tenders or quotations as required because some people think that attending the meetings is enough. Remember everything is possible. You can be assisted through our Section 21 company and the mine’s SED department.

Challenges: Community members don’t understand the process to get a contract or work at the mine. Perhaps they need some training in that. Some expect the mine to just give them work without them even tendering. Many of the communities also focus on Modikwa and forget that there are many other mines and large companies around. The little that Modikwa have cannot be enough for everyone. They must also remember that when Modikwa calls entrepreneurs to attend Entrepreneur Development Workshops to go and familiarise themselves with the processes for tendering etc. Achievements: “The biggest achievement is that we as a Section 21 company now have development companies and they’ve employed 246 people from the start of Modikwa’s operations until now. We were able to sustain them. Through the SED department we were also able to build a sewing factory which is now training 15 learners. In January 2014 it will officially open and start supplying overalls to mines in the area. We also build a bakery which is operational and is supplying bread to the seven communities. This created 12 permanent job opportunities. Two community halls were build at Mamphahlane and at Maroga. At Mamphahlane the hall is divided and from January next year it will serve as an educentre where learners in our

communities will find additional resources such as mini library and computer centre to assist them with their studies. At Maroga the hall is utilised for training and tribal related matters. The future: “We want to live up to the founding mandate of the Section 21 company. That is to make profit through development companies and declare dividends to the seven communities we serve. We are now on track to in future do that. In the future we would also like to see our Section 21 company building a Technical school from our profits. We’ll call it Mampudima Matimatjatji Technical School”. To Modikwa: Modikwa’s learnerships and bursaries helped a lot. Many people in our area are now educated because of Modikwa. Out of Modikwa’s approximate 5000 employees about 3600 are from surrounding villages. We also appreciate the fact that African Rainbow Minerals section of the joint venture at Modikwa has supplied the seven kgoshi’s in our villages with transport. They’ve also recently adopted the Local Procurement Policy and are already implementing it. They are really trying to live up to their promises. Contact them: 082 601 8845 (Nomsa Nkosi) or email: nkosinomsa79@gmail.com

Perseverance is the key to their success Company Name: Leko Mining Started at Modikwa: In 2006 but during the World Economic Melt Down things were scaled back and we did not have work. We started working at Modikwa a second time last year August. What does the company do? Vamping and sweeping. This means that when the big rocks have been removed we collect all the finer material that was left behind. There is a lot of platinum in that fine material. Mr Simon Kgoete says: “A business is not something you just talk about. You may think business but as long as you don’t do it, it is not a business and will never be. You must offer something that people need. You also need to be consistent.” Challenges: Leko Mining is a joint venture company. When we first started partnered companies were Imphquko and African Mining. After three months the partners started pulling out saying that they are not making money. In this way we had more than one joint venture until the group we are today was formed.Money was always a challenge, but through the assistance of Mr Gary Strong we formed a business plan and approached new possible partners to help with funding. Achievements: “We are proud of the perserverance we showed. Perhaps one day

we will also be seen as business people of this area. We have created jobs for our local people. We employ approximately 200 people at the moment and that is the greatest feeling. We’ve assisted to minimise the number of jobless people in the area. Many families are living because of Leko”. The future: “We want to see ourselves doing mining as well, not only vamping. We are getting mining exposure and it would be great if in the end we could be a mining

company”. To Modikwa and about Modikwa: “Modikwa has played a vital role. From the beginning Modikwa trained a lot of local people and employed them. The economy in Limpopo improved because of Modikwa and other mining houses around here. Because of them

Burgersfort is also growing. Now at month-end you must park your car and go on foot because it is too congested. Modikwa has done their part. We wish Modikwa all the best because then they will be able continue to assist communities near them”. Contact them: 082 878 8399

Local people show they can

Mr Simon Kgoete is very optimistic about the future.

Company Name: Insanita (Pty) Ltd Started at Modikwa: The company is a joint venture between Motlokwa and Leahlaba Construction. Motlokwa currently has 60% and Leahlaba 40%. The joint venture started their contract at the beginning of August 2013. What does the company do? “We do material handling at Modikwa. The company is doing well. This is the first big project for Insanita (Pty) Ltd. Mr Strydom Makofane from Insanita (Pty) Ltd says: “We want other entrepreneurs out there to know that they can make it. Just look at us, we’ve made it”. Challenges: “So far we’ve been lucky to not have any serious challenges. We were lucky to have the financial and technical capacity to carry out the projects entrusted to us”. Other achievements: “We are amongst the first to have a company consisting solely out of locals doing work at Modikwa Platinum Mine and we are very proud of that”. The future: “We hope to after 3 years scale down on the joint venture and take over from Leahlaba as a stand alone company. We are planning to be the new Murray & Roberts or Frazer Alexander or Stocks & Steffanuti in 10 year’s time. To Modikwa: “Modikwa is really keeping their promises. We appreciate the opportunity to work at Modikwa and for their assistance through their resources. Thank you to Mr Bob van Rhyn and the Business Leader Mr Mokgosi Nkoana. To the community: “Local companies must keep on

tendering. Perservere. The Local Procurement Policy is there to assist. The community must use the channels that are provided. Make use of the Section 21 companies, put in tenders and stay away from disruptive behaviour that will not benefit anyone. Contact them: 073 689 0062 (Strydom Makofane) or e-mail: nkgelepengmakofane@gmail.com

Mr Strydom Makofane from Insanita (Pty) Ltd.


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Prysuitdeling by Laerskool Burgersfort Laerskool Burgersfort het verlede week Dinsdag en Woensdag hul jaarlikse prysuitdelingsaande gehad. Tydens hierdie geleenthede word daar ook afskeid geneem van die graad 7 leerlinge en die prefekte vir die nuwe jaar word voorgestel en die hoofleiers aangekondig. Daar word ook verskeie pryse vir prestasies op akademiese, sport en kultuur toegeken. Van die skool se top presteerders in sport was Coelette

Erasmus en José Kleynhans. Hulle was beide die veelsydigste sportseun en meisie vir die jaar 2013. Die skool se Dux leerling was Rynhard Mostert. Dié toekenning word slegs gemaak aan ‘h leerling wat ‘n besondere prestasie handhaaf met ‘n gemiddeld van 80% of meer in elkeen van sy of haar vakke. Rynhard het ‘n gemiddeld van 84,4% vir die jaar. Ander spesiale toekennings is aan Dine-Mari Matthysen en Tiaan Venter.

Tiaan Venter ontvang die Quinton van Dyk Trofee vir sy behulpsaamheid en betrokkenheid. Dié trofee word aan leerders toegeken wat ‘n motivering vir ander kan wees.

Zuanté Wortley was die beste presteerder in Afrikaans Moedertaal.

Rynhard Mostert was die skool se Dux leerling. Hy het ‘n gemiddeld van 84,4% gehandhaaf. Rynhard Mostert was die beste presteerder in Tegnologie, die beste tweetalige leerder en die beste presteerder in English 1st additional language. Hy het ook die beste presteer in Natuur Wetenskappe.

Khaya Mokoena was the best learner in Arts and Culture, in Social Sciences, in Mathematics, Life Orientation and English Home Language.

José Kleynhans was die Mees veelsydigste sport seun by Laerskool Burgersfort. Hy het aan atletiek, swem, tennis, rugby, krieket en landloop deelgeneem.

Arelize Moll ontvang die Zelda Ludick Wissel Trofee vir die Beste Presteerder in landloop.

Dine-Mari Matthysen het die Ware Burger trofee ontvang. Die trofee word aan ‘n leerling toegeken wat ‘n ware ambassadeur vir die skool is.

Die Senior Vixtrix Ludorm en Senior Victor Ludorm in atletiek is aan Coelette Erasmus en Snenhlanhla Ngomane toegeken.


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Achievers honoured at Laerskool Burgersfort

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Tshepang Molapo, Precious Phenya, Faith Malatji and Bafiwa Maphanga were all honoured for their skills and progress on the netball court. Awards were given in the various age groups of the girls. They received floating trophies and a certificate each. Ancke du Bruyn het met ‘n gemiddeld van 85% die beste akademies presteer in die graad 4 tot graad 6 groepe. Sy het ‘n wissel trofee en sertifikaat vir haar prestasie ontvang. Langs haar op die verhoog is Keneilwe Shai, José Kleynhans en Bianca Botha wat almal deel is van die skool se akademiese span. Hul pryse is deur Mnr. Erasmus, die skoolhoof en Mnr. Whity Ludick van die beheerraad oorhandig.

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT UNIT NOTICE AND INVITATION TO BID Bid Name

1. Ohrigstad Upgrading of Arterial Sports Complex

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MIG/LP/ R500.00 each 14 November 6CEPE, 1609/CF/ (non2013 @ 10:00 7CE OR 13/15 refundable) Cnr R36 road Higher

date & time 28 November 2013 at 12H00

and Potgieter Street (Total Garage) Ohrigstad

EVALUATION AND ADJUDICATION CRITERIA Bids shall be evaluated and adjudicated in accordance with the Greater Tubatse Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy as amended, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5/2000, 2011 Procurement Regulations, responsiveness to the bid documents and on a 90/10 point system – of which 90 points is for price and 10 points for B-BBEE Level Contribution as determined on the BBBEE Certificate.

CONDITIONS OF THE BID 1. Bid documents will be on sale for a non-refundable fee of R500-00 from Thursday, the 14th November 2013, at the Cashier’s Office, Greater Tubatse Municipality, Lower Ground, 1st Kastania Street, Burgersfort, from 8H30 to 15H00 during week-days.

Daar is tydens ‘n spesiale seremonie van die ou leerlingraad afskeid geneem en het die nuwes die fakkels oorgeneem.

2. All bids will be closed and opened in public on the 28th November 2013 at 12H00 and must be fully priced, signed and sealed in an envelope appropriately marked the name of the bid proposingfor and must be deposited into the Municipal Tender Box which is accessible 24 hours and 07 days a week at the Reception of the Greater Tubatse Municipality, 1st Kastania Street, Burgersfort. No late, faxed, e-mailed, telephonic or electronically-submitted bids will be accepted for consideration. 3. The municipality has no obligation to appoint any bidder and reserves the right to appoint bidders individually and /or collectively to execute the contract and negotiate further conditions and requirements with the successful bidder. 4. Compulsory briefing session will be held on the 14th November 2013 we will converge @ cnr. R36 road and Potgieter street (Total Garage) Ohrigstad at 10:00 and move to the site thereafter. 5. In terms of the National Treasury’s Regulation, no bid will be accepted from the persons in the service of the state and bidders failing to comply with the requirements of the bid document shall be submitting non-responsive bids. The bid validity period from the closing date remains 90 working days. 6. Successful bidders who are outside the area of jurisdiction of the Greater Tubatse Municipality shall be required to sub-contract at least 30% of the total scope of work to a locally-SMMEbased contractor registered on the municipal database, where applicable.

Die skool se nuwe leerlingraad is voorgestel en die hoofleiers aangewys. Hulle is Keneilwe Shai (hoofmeisie), José Kleynhans (hoofseun), Coelette Erasmus (onderhoofmeisie) en Johan Fourie (onderhoofseun).

7. Enquiries relating to the Bidding Procedure should be directed to Mapeka MM at 013 2311000/ 1230 or mmmapeka@tubatse.gov.za during office hours (07H30 to 16H00). Address: 1 Kastania Street, Burgersfort; PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150; MA MONYEAPAO Tel: 013 231 1000; Fax: 013 231 1467; ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER Website: www.tubatse.gov.za


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Traffic nightmare continues This photograph was submitted by a reader who was stuck in the chaotic traffic at the Eland Street/Dirk Winterbach crossing last week Friday. Drivers simply created their own new lanes to push foward into the traffic that was already at a very slow pace due to congestion. The only option for drivers scared of damage to their vehicles is to give way. No traffic officers were in the vacinity to try and restore order as peak traffic hit town.

Disabled or just disrespectful? This photograph was taken last week Thursday when a motorist hogged the disabled parking space at a filling station. The driver (who was seemingly perfectly healthy) sat in the vehicle while having a lengthy conversation with friends through his window.

Vacancies/ Betrekkings

Legal Notices/ Regskennisgewings NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATES All persons having claims against the undermentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days from the date of publication hereof. Estate No: 7223/ 2013; Masters Office: Polokwane; Surname: Thobakgale ; First names: Setimela Patrick; Date of birth: 1947-09-20; Identity No: 4709205275086; Last address: Phashaskraal, Mecklenburg, Praktiseer District, Limpopo Province; Date of death: 25 May 2013. Name and address of Executor or authorised agent: Jeff Mathabatha Inc.; PO Box 2199, Burgersfort, 1150. Period allowed for lodgement of claims: 30 Days. Advertiser’s address: Kenny Mgiba C/O Jeff Mathabatha Inc. Attorneys, Office No. 5, Medina Centre, PO Box 2199, Burgersfort, 1150. E-mail: kennymgiba@gmail.com Fax: 086 719 3091 Tel: 082 457 3505. Date: 8 November 2013.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATES All persons having claims against the undermentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days from the date of publication hereof. Estate No: 7264/ 2013; Masters Office: Polokwane; Surname: Thobakgale ; First names: Emily Madiadia; Date of birth: 1949-04-04; Identity No: 4904040140088; Last address: Phashaskraal, Mecklenburg, Praktiseer District, Limpopo Province; Date of death: 2909-2013 Name and address of Executor or authorised agent: Jeff Mathabatha Inc.; PO Box 2199, Burgersfort, 1150. Period allowed for lodgement of claims: 30 Days. Advertiser’s address: Kenny Mgiba C/O Jeff Mathabatha Inc. Attorneys, Office No. 5, Medina Centre, PO Box 2199, Burgersfort, 1150. E-mail: kennymgiba@gmail.com Fax: 086 719 3091 Tel: 082 457 3505. Date: 8 November 2013.

Electrical Foreman Smelter (C5)

Mechanical Foreman Smelter (C5)

Role Purpose: Ensuring the optimum availability of specified engineering equipment at the lowest cost and at the optimum reliability levels.

Role Purpose: Ensuring the optimum availability of specified engineering equipment at the lowest cost and at the optimum reliability levels.

Role Responsibilities: The incumbent will read and interpret electrical reticulation and engineering drawings. Ensure that day to day performance is measured and reviewed and corrective actions initiated and monitored. Ensures that on going team and individual performance measurement and review take place within the section. Ensure the day to day resources are effectively and efficiently utilised. Improving the overall performance of the workplace to ensure optimum service delivery. Schedules the use of resources on a day to day basis. Conducting faultfinding on specified equipment and executing repairs or replacements and conducts on job coaching. Advises on equipment replacements when needed.

Role Responsibilities: The incumbent will read and interpret Mechanical engineering/ Platers and Structural steel drawings. Ensure that day to day performance is measured and reviewed and corrective actions initiated and monitored. Ensures that on going team and individual performance measurement and review take place within the section. Ensure the day to day resources are effectively and efficiently utilised. Improving the overall performance of the workplace to ensure optimum service delivery. Schedules the use of resources on a day to day basis. Conducting faultfinding on specified equipment and executing repairs or replacements and conducts on the job coaching.

Requirements: NQF Level 5 qualification in the Electrical field or National Diploma. Trade Test qualified: Electrician. At least 5 years experience in the engineering environment as an Electrician. At least 3 years experience in arc furnaces essential. Experience on VSD and SimoCode components and Medium voltage. Supervisory qualification. Knowledge of Quality Management systems. Ability to perform inspections to comply with legal requirements. The experience to apply safe standards when work is conducted on medium voltage switchgear essential. The ability to facilitate effective and action orientated performance review activities involving all required stakeholders.

Requirements: NQF Level 5 qualification in the Mechanical field or National Diploma. Trade Test qualified: Fitter/Boilermaker. At least 3 years experience in the engineering environment as a Fitter/Boilermaker. At least 3 years experience in arc furnaces essential. Supervisory qualification. Knowledge of Quality Management systems. Ability to perform inspections to comply with legal requirements. The ability to facilitate effective and action orientated performance review activities involving all required stakeholders.

General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Preference 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 to on rmaroga@asametals.co.za or by Fax to: 086 269 5572.

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Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after 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. Preference 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 to on e-mail to: rmaroga@asametals.co.za or by Fax to: 086 269 5572. Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.


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Platinum Gazette

Klein Advertensies • Smalls Place your small advertisement via e-mail or fax or contact Beánnla Celliers on 083 543 1676 or 083 271 9151. E-mail: adverts@platinumgazette.com • Fax: 086 554 9031

Adverteer/Advertise hier/here: 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. Finansies/Financial 9. Te Huur/To Rent 10. Te Koop/For sale

4. Oornag Akkommodasie/ Overnight Accommodation ACCOMMODATION IN BURGERSFORT Mooifontein Guesthouse. R400 single room. R500 double room. Restaurant and bar. Contact: Judy: 082 308 9221 or Benita 078 844 0277.

open. 171 Nyala Street, Ext. 5, Burgersfort. Opposite Department of Labour. Contact: 076 666 1100/013 231 8609

7. Allerlei/ Miscellaneous We buy and sell secondhand furniture. 3 Months laybuys available. Contact us for the best prices in town! Visit Cash Trader Burgersfort. At the back of Capitec and old ABSA Bank, next

to Supa Save (old Post Office Building). Tel: 072 781 1236 Nuwe Restaurant en Bar in Burgersfort. Lekker kos en gesellige atmosfeer. Agter Burgersfort Drankwinkel. Kom loer gerus in! Navrae: 082 308 9221

MONTHLY OR DAILY ACCOMMODATION IN BURGERSFORT Khadima’s Lodge now

9. Te Huur/ To Let

10. Te Koop/ For Sale

Springkastele te huur. Vyf verskillende soorte. Steelpoort/ Burgersfort. Kontak Bianca, 082 558 9129.

URGENT SALE Stand in Motaganeng estate. Erf 2704 Size: 564 m² Price: R195 000 Contact: Herman 0832299765 TE KOOP Twee erwe (stands) in Ohrigstad te koop. Beide is ongeveer 630m2 en is aangrensend van mekaar. Navrae: Johan, 082 922 7617

Flats for rent One/Two or Three bedroom flats available. Stands for sale. Warehouse to let. Contact: 074 354 1274

SAMOOSAS Good quality samoosas available from Aloe Ridge East. Week days and weekends. Also cater for functions. Contact: 076 615 8607 FOR SALE Acer laptops with warranty from R3900. Contact: 074270 0404

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Platinum Gazette contact details: Editorial: William Zwart Tel: 083 271 9151 E-mail: editorial@platinumgazette.com

Chief Safety Officer Smelter (D1)

Advertising: Beánnla Celliers Tel: 083 543 1676 E-mail: adverts@platinumgazette.com Fax: 086 554 9031/013 231 7147

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 the health and safety of employees.

Postal address: P O Box 2208, Burgersfort, 1150 Website: www.platinumgazette.com Printers: Printed by Paarl Coldset (Pty) Ltd, 83 Heidelberg Road, City Deep Production Park, City Deep. Copyright: All rights concerning any advertisement and / or other material contained in the Platinum Gazette are expressly reserved in terms of Section 12 (7) of the Copyright Act (98 of 1978).

BOKONI PLATINUM MINE As the first Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Company with two North American listing as well as a South African listing, we are the employer of choice in the mining field. The following vacancy now exists at the Bokoni Platinum Mine in the Limpopo Province:

HRD COORDINATOR (D2) Work Description This role is a specialist role within the HRD structure responsible for the effective development of employees with the main focus on mining training, learnership, mining graduate’s development, cadets and bursars. The successful implementation and execution of on mine training programmes contributing to achieving of Bokoni objectives and targets.

Minimum Requirements

 Human Resources Development or HR degree / diploma; NQF 6  At least three years management experience of which at least two should be in a mining environment;  At least five years in the training environment focusing on mining training for Competent “A,B, Blasting Assistant and Rock Breaker level 3;  Must understand MQA processes and systems e.g. Assessment and Moderation  Computer literate for role including SAP HR;  Proficient in English;  Presentation skills;  Mine Overseer ticket.  Must be innovative and adaptable to changes in the mining environment.  Driving licence.

Key Responsibilities  Coordinate mining training functions.  Management of underground training centre.  Coordinate the legal training programmes (Comp “A, B and Blasting Assistant).  Implementation and training of Rock Breaker level 2 and 3 qualification.  Ensure TM3 programmes are fully implemented.  Carry underground training legal appointment.  Design and develop learning material according to the MQA requirements.  Compile training monthly and quarterly reports.  Ensure implementation of mining Cadetship programmes.  Implement job specific training for all underground training programmes. Interested persons can forward their applications to the Recruitment Office by E-mail to phillemon@atlatsa.com closing date 15 November 2013. “Bokoni Platinum” shall apply the affirmative action principles as set out in the company’s employment equity policy. In the event that you do not hear from the Company within a period of 21 days after the closing date of applications, your application shall be deemed to be unsuccessful. The CV’s of unsuccessful applications shall not be returned.

“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

To advertise in Platinum Gazette contact Beánnla Celliers on 083 543 1676 or 013 231 7147 or e-mail adverts@ platinumgazette. com Advertising deadline is on a Tuesday at 17:00.

Role Responsibilities: The incumbent will have the Line Management Responsibility of the Safety personnel for the Smelter activities. Develop or assist, with the Safety Manger, safety initiatives for Smelter activities. Risk Assessments and Aspects and Impacts Assessment. Root Cause Analysis, Incident Investigation and Reporting. Safety Trend Analysis. Conduct inspections and audits. Management 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: Grade 12/Matric Certificate. SAMTRAC, (or Equivalent) with 3 years Smelter Safety Officer experience. Computer literate (MS Word and MS Excel) with advanced MS Excel capability. 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 Smelter environment as well as a Pelletising and Ore Beneficiation environment. Formal Hazard identification and Risk assessment course. At least 2 years experience in Safety Leadership Capacity. Sound knowledge of the MHSA. Ability to manage and coach subordinates in the finer detail of safety management. Sound experience in accident/incident investigations. Ideal (In addition to the above: Recognised Fire Prevention Course. ISO 9001, 14001 and OSHAS 18001 auditing and implementation experience. Experience of closed furnaces and/or open furnaces. Qualification in Safety and Environmental management systems. General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Preference 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 to on e-mail to: rlielies@asametals.co.za or by Fax to: 086 269 5572. Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.


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Enter now!

SPORT With less than a month left in its 2014 entry process, the iconic Comrades Marathon has already amassed nearly 14000 entries. International participants from as far afield as Egypt, China, Canada and India as well as a host of European countries will represent more than 60 nations in The Ultimate Human Race, come Sunday, 1 June 2014. The three-month long entry process for the 89th edition of South Africa’s most famous road-running race opened on 1 September and will close at the end of November 2013 or as soon as the entry cap of 18,000 has been reached. The entry barometer currently stands at 13900 and is steadily rising. Entry is open to all athletes, be they novices or veteran Comrades Marathon runners. Qualifying for the 2014 Comrades Marathon is applicable as of 2 June 2013 until 5 May 2014. Runners have been urged to take careful note of the entry criteria. For more details, please visit the official Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com The CMA has urged all aspirant Comrades Marathon runners who have not yet entered the 2014 running of the Comrades Marathon, to enter soon to secure a space in next year’s down-run, starting outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. CMA Race Director Johan Van Staden says: ‘The attraction of the Comrades Marathon to ultra-runners across South Africa and all parts of the world has meant that our entries are being taken up very quickly. At the rate at which entries are coming in, we anticipate that the cap of 18000 will be reached well before 30 November. No extensions will be granted.’ Van Staden adds: ‘We warmly welcome all of our international participants but greatly value our local Comrades Marathon runners who have made the race the epic event that it is today. With little more than 4000 spaces left before the close of the entry process, we urge our regular runners to enter as soon as possible so as not to be left disappointed.’

Enter for Hope in Heels On 5 December 2013 Tubatse Residence will be a hive of activity again as the annual Hope in Heels charity event takes place. Mark the date and get your walking shoes (or stiletto’s if you like) ready for a walk in aid of charities working against the abuse of women and children. All the funds raised with this event goes to charity. The event grows annually and individuals and businesses are invited to support this worthy cause. The walk is huge fun and everyone takes their own pace. The walk is from the Dutch Reformed Church in the village to the club. A free bus service transports the participants to the start of the event. Don’t miss out!

Platinum Gazette 08 November 2013  

Local newspaper for Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad and surrounding villages in Limpopo Province, South Africa.

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