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Binne / Inside: Training is a priority for Xstrata and at the Eastern Limb Training Centre near Steelpoort various initiatives are implemented to ensure opportunities for community members and businesses. Read more about the Traning Centre on pages 6 and 7 of this week’s newspaper.

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The big prize Teachers for Change and ‘Kopskuif-Onnies’ is a project by Media 24 Weeklies, You, Drum and Huisgenoot that aims to provide South African teachers with valuable technological tools to empower them. After advertisng it in the magazines, teachers who had made and is making a difference in their schools and communities, were nominated to qualify winning a big technology prize for themselves and their schools. Countrywide 12 teachers from 12 schools were selected as winners, in thiscase Ms Leshilo Reshoketsoe Matlale from Selala Primary School at GaSelala between Burgersfort and Moroke was nominated by the school principal, Mrs Makofane. After being notified that she was a winner, representatives of Media 24 Weeklies as well asi the project partners, Oxford University Press and iSchoolAfrica visited the schoolto hand over the prize on Wednesday. The event was also attended by representatives of neighbouring schools and the local government intitutions. The prize the school won through Ms Matlale’s participation in the project consists of:

Ms Leshilo Reshoketsoe Matlale from Selala Primary School (lef) one of 12 winners in the Medie 24 Weeklies’ Teachers for Change, ‘Kopskuif-Onnies’ project with Media 24 representative, Elisma Roets.

· An Apple iPad lab worth R120 000. The lab has 20 iPads, each with a cover, 16 GB memory and WiFi; a MacBook Pro laptop and a multi-adaptor, a projector; and an iTunes budget big enough to download as many educational apps as the teacher might need. · The winning teacher will receive an iPad to use in the classroom and for personal use, courtesy of iSchoolAfrica. · The teacher will be trained to use the iPad as an educational tool and shown how to integrate it successfully into the South African curriculum. · The teacher will also become part of the iSchoolAfrica iPad community, where they can share skills and best practice. · A needs analysis will be done by Oxford University Press of what the school needs in terms of textbooks and study guides. · R20 000 worth of textbooks, reading books, study guides and dictionaries will be supplied after the analysis. · Schools will also be included in the Oxford Focus School project, which offers a range of benefits including teacher training workshops. More than 100 schools in South Africa use iPads and the results speak volumes. “The world is being revolutionised by the iPad and if SA’s children can’t experience it first-hand they’ll be left behind,” says Michelle Lissoos, head of iSchoolAfrica. “We believe iPads provide new and engaging ways to learn and understand complex concepts. It helps kids to access, analyse and integrate information required to live, learn and work in the 21st century – essential skills for finding a job after school. Teachers are noticing significant behavioural shifts in learners, such as increased attendance, motivation and involvement.”

Assistant Manager of Tubatse Superspar in Burgersfort, Phindiwe Mnisi (left), also attended. Spar sponsored the refreshments at the function.


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Life sentence for Tolo’s killers

Three men were jailed for life by the Limpopo High Court last week Thursday for the murder of Congress of the People (Cope) MP Jack Tolo, Limpopo police said. Police spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said Peter Motebele, 36, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and 20 years for housebreaking and robbery. Oscar Choma, 33, was sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 years, and Alpheus Molepo, 46, was sentenced to life and 25 years. A fourth man, King Solomon Nkosi, 40, also implicated in the murder, was still in hospital under police guard for a serious chronic illness.

Pretoria Prison renamed after Kgoshi Mampuru II President Jacob Zuma officially renamed the Department of Correctional Services Pretoria Management Area to the Kgoshi Mampuru II Management Area on Wednesday. Addressing dignitaries such as the Minister of Correctional Services, Mr Sbu Ndebele and other Ministers, Gauteng Premier, deputy ministers, the Executive Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality, the municipality’s Speaker and the members of Mayoral Committee of Sekhukhune District Municipality, the Correctional Services Commissioner and all senior officials, the president said the event formed part of the celebration of Freedom Month which is also Heroes Month in our country. “This is sadly the month during which we lost selfless national heroes such as former ANC President Oliver Reginald Tambo, former SACP general secretary and Mkhonto Wesizwe Chief of Staff Chris Hani and the young Solomon Mahlangu who was executed here at Pretoria Central Prison for fighting for the freedom we enjoy today. At the same time, April is the month of freedom. It is the month during which we made history by burying a painful history and began to build the future together. It is the month during which South Africans elevated reconciliation and forgiveness, and we decided to emphasise our unity in diversity and minimise that which divides us. Part of that reconciliation includes the renaming of geographic and place names as well as landmarks. This is meant to reflect our diverse political and historical heritage and to heal the wounds of the past. As South Africans from all walks of life, regardless of the role we played in history or what we believed in then, have a responsibility to respect and acknowledge the past, celebrate the present and build the future together.Government has an extensive on-going heritage programme that

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includes the upgrading and declaration of historic sites to ensure a more representative and inclusive South African history and heritage. More importantly, this also contributes towards shared values and a common national identity in the country. Furthermore, the building and maintenance of new monuments and historic sites has a greater potential to stimulate economic activity and create much needed jobs in communities where these sites are located. These sites will also contribute towards cultural tourism both domestically and internationally. We will work together with the people of South Africa and the world to ensure that we preserve and promote our rich cultural heritage. We regard this work as central towards transformation, nation building, national identity and building a socially cohesive South African society that is non-racial, nonsexist, democratic, united and prosperous. The renaming of the Pretoria Management Area falls within that category of promoting a shared heritage” President Zuma then explained further “Kgosi Mampuru was hanged on 22 November, 1883, here in Pretoria prison, which makes it fitting to name this area after him. In the Book Long Walk to Freedom, President Mandela states the following: ‘South Africa’s history includes many famous political trials. There was the case of Mampuru, the rightful heir to the Bapedi throne, who was executed for public violence and revolt and murder of Sekhukhune in 1883 and who gave Commandant General P.J Joubert and his burgers a lesson in mobile warfare…..’ The new name should create a general feeling of belonging, because it captures our history and creates a context of relevance. We are pleased therefore, to launch Freedom Month with such a historic event”.

He would be tried alone after he recuperated. Seven people were initially arrested for the crime.Three were later acquitted. Tolo was murdered at his home in Ga-Masha, Sekhukhune, on 21 August 2011. His family was tied up before he was shot, and the attackers demanded money, jewellery, and cellphones. His cellphone was later recovered from one the men. Cope in Limpopo said it was satisfied with the outcome of the trial. “We are pleased with the investigative work of the police to a large extent,” said spokesperson Motlatjo Thetjeng. “We still believe that more could have been done that would have ensured that the other three that were acquitted were also put behind bars for life.”


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Young women and youth from Kalkfontein and Ga-Rantho in Ngwaabe will EVA Smile Poverty and unemployment in GaMasha in Ngwaabe, Steelpoort was recently dealt a serious blow. Thanks to Two Rivers Platinum for their innovative thinking and genuine community development programmes. EVA Smile Car Wash, unique to this area, was launched by the Business Leader of Two Rivers Platinum Mine today. Receiving their first client, who happened to be Mr Adriaan de Beer, the Business Leader at Two Rivers Platinum, Francis Moshidi, one of the co-owners of the EVA Smile Car Wash said, “Today I am living testimony of perseverance. Nobody ever thought I would come this far. My dreams has come true, thanks to Two Rivers’ Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme. I hope this will now motivate other young people in my community to stand up and take opportunities afforded to us by the mines in our area”. The total project sponsorship, which was mainly focussed towards the construction of the modern car wash, consisting of ten wash bays and wendy-house for equipment storage, consumables as well as high power car washing equipment, is worth Ninety Thousand Rand (R90,000). “Although this is just the beginning, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. TRP gave us wings and we can only carry on from here, said another co-owner of EVA Smile Car Wash, Violet Matenche. The project has changed my life for the better. Being a women-owned enterprise from a rural set-up like ours, especially where women are bread winners in several households, it will benefit more than just a few families

and also give rural women hope. We hope other mining operations in the area can emulate what TRP is continuing to do for our communities”, concluded Miss Matenche. The project has created five new job opportunities for youth from the local communities. The new owners of the car wash, namely, Violet Matenche and Francis were drawn from Ga- Rantho Village and Ga-Masha (Kalkfontein). Having listened to the immediate communities’ cry for employment and having acknowledged that any single entity alone cannot create the required jobs or absorb all the unemployed youth in the area, it identified various business opportunities on the mine and helped establish a various SMME, gave them the necessary training and skills transfer and donated basic equipment, kitting their members and employees with safety gear as well as facilitating the registration of the cooperatives. The small micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) have been accepted as the engine of economic growth and for promoting equitable development. The major advantage of the sector is its employment potential at low capital cost. The current National Development Plan (NDP) is challenging all South Africans to align with the government vision and the establishment of such initiatives will strengthen the NDP’s vision. In order to deal effectively with challenges of inequality, poverty and unemployment in the country, we must assist by supporting the SMME sector” said Adriaan de Beer, the Business Leader of Two Rivers Platinum. “At Two Rivers we don’t just produce quality grades of platinum, we also produce quality and sustainable SMMEs in our local communities. This in turn creates

Francis Moshidi receiving payment from the project’s first client, Rocco Stoffberg. The car wash is a modern facility with equipment worth R90 000. Moshidi is one of the coowners of the EVA Smile Car Wash.

additional jobs for the unemployed from the local communities. And we believe that Two Rivers can only become sustainable and succeed as a mine, if the communities around it are also stable and successful,” concluded Mr de Beer. Two Rivers Platinum, is not just a wellmanaged and profitable mine in the Eastern Limb, it continues to lead the way in ensuring that the communities around its operation also benefits from its success. “We have established similar initiatives in the past few years and this included establishing and supporting local SMMEs providing services to the mine and the local communities, ranging from waste management and recycling, steel repairs and steel manufacturing. We strongly believe that the success of these initiatives depends on the support they receive from the local communities, employees, the municipalities and the

local mines. As a collective, the mine operations and local government can do more for the local communities,” said Francois van Heerden, the Mining Leader and the car wash sponsor from Two Rivers Platinum. Over the years, companies imported steel manufactured play equipment for recreational purposes and donated them to various community based organizations. This deprived local entities and individuals job opportunities and most importantly depriving the local economy a chance to grow. TRP have broken this cycle by facilitating the establishment of a successful women led SMME specializing in the repairs and manufacturing of steel products. The local mines can now procure steel repair services from an empowered entity and the communities can procure garden furniture, braai stands, recreation equipment manufactured locally.

Right: Testing the new modern car wash equipment.

Rocco Stoffberg of Two Rivers Platinum; Letuba Masha; Johannes Thobejane; Kortman Magakwe; Thomas Masha; Sam Monoge (Masha-Gosebo Traditional Council); and Bethrum Dzonzi of Two Rivers Platinum; CENTRE from left to right – Violet Matenche and Francis Moshidi of EVA Smile Car Wash; FRONT ROW from left to right – Kleinbooi Matenche; Paulus Masha and Mapaki Maloma of EVA Smile Car Wash.

With Car wash Equipment – Back Row Standing – Kortman Magakwe, Letuba Masha, Johannes Thobejane, Violet Matenche, Francis Moshidi, Rocco Stoffberg and Thomas Masha at the car wash launch.


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Laerskool Burgersfort - 60 years “The corner stone of the school as we know it on this terrain had been laid on 10 April 1953, making the school sixty years old” said the school’s principal, Mr Coert Erasmus, as he was readying himself to cut the first piece of birthday cake with a breadknife.. The school’s learners were gathered on the pavillion at the sports terrain, each waiting for his or her piece of the the huge cake (baked in five parts with candles et al). Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it!

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A vision to empower

“I would like to see people get the necessary technical skills to not only make a living as artisans, but also be able to apply their knowledge as some will become entrepreneurs”. This is one of the wishes of Mr Steve Makgoba, Community Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager of Xstrata Alloys. Trained as a metallurgist, Steve started working at Tubatse Chrome and later moving to Xstrata Lydenburg Works. He has since travelled the world. He is currently based in Rustenburg, but is still a regular face in the Steelpoort area. “My vision is that community members should have technical skills to occupy responsible positions in mines. We should create role models,” he explains. “In many places around the world where you find owners of fabrication workshops who are doing well, you’ll see the owner has the technical background to understand the fundamentals of his business. That is what I would like to see. Not only artisans, but entrepreneurs benefiting from technical skills to help make their businesses successful”.

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The high rate of unemployment in this area combined with a low rate of education was the motivation for the establishment of the Training Centre. At the Training Centre various short courses as well as learnership training is provided. A bridging course for post-matric candidates has also been established to help improve the vital subjects needed for artisan training. “We will continue to invite other mining operations to join hands with us through this Training Centre. The results of which will improve the social aspects of the broader Sekhukhune area”. While at the Training Centre last week, Steve stopped at the post-matric class. Giving them the message “Stand and deliver”. At the core of the message was the fact that no matter where you come from and what people might think, you are able to stand up and deliver the unexpected in an exceptional way. This is the heartbeat of Training Centre – to deliver not only education, but also a better life!

Right: Mr Steve Makgoba, CSR General Manager. He was born in Schoonoord Sekhukhune and understands the challenges local communities face in the area. That is why the Eastern Limb Training Centre is very close to his heart.

Providing the training needed

Mr Abson Thomas, HRD Practitioner Mechanical at the Xstrata Eastern Limb Training Centre.

The Eastern Limb Training Centre (ELTC) was established in 2005. It has since then developed in various ways to provide quality education and training. “At ELTC we focus on providing quality Engineering Training to the Mining Sector, Construction and Private Sector,” explains Mr. Abson Thomas, HRD Practitioner Mechanical. “We accept that people are a valuable resource and therefore we are committed to creating a safe and healthy working environment where safety is a fundamental to training in all trades and forms the core theme of all training programs. We also promote mutual respect and trust”. Currently Xstrata runs the ELTC in-house. This ensures that a high level of quality training is provided and it remains relevant to what the industry requires.

Engineering learnerships that is currently facilitated by the ELTC includes Electrical, Fitter/Machinist, Boilermaker/Plater, Millwright - Electro Mechanic. Short Engineering courses include: Electrical Operative, Fitter Operative, Boilermaker/Plater Operative, Engineering Portable Skills, Basic/Advanced Welding, Torch Cutting, Basic Hydraulics, Basic Pneumatics, NATED N1 & N2, Post Matrics Mathematics and Science as well as the National Tooling Initiative Program (NTIP). The ELTC has an ISO9001:2008 quality management system accreditation. Currently the ELTC not only provides training for Xstrata employees or apprentices. The Centre’s customer base includes Dwarsrivier Mine, Two Rivers Platinum Mine, Samancor, Modikwa Platinum Mine and ASA Metals. Industrial or mining companies are invited to approach the ELTC to assist with the training of learnership candidates or provide short courses where needed. continued on next page...


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Get the training needed “We are centrally situated in the Steelpoort area which minimises companies’ expenditure on training, transport and accommodation significantly less than sending trainees to facilities in Gauteng”. There are currently 160 active engineering learnership learners in the system. They are all from the areas surrounding the ELTC. A total of 259 community learners have completed training to satisfy the demand from Engineering contractors involved with the Lion Phase 2 Project and other contractors in the area. The National Tooling Initiative program is one of the ways in which Xstrata helps to contribute towards South Africa’s technologically underdeveloped tooling industry. This is in co-operation with government initiatives. A total of 25 learners have to date finished this course. NATED N1 & N2 learners receive assistance in mathematics, engineering science, engineering drawings, electrical trade theory, platers theory, fitting and machining theory. The aim of the post-matric program is to create a pool of Post Matric

Learners within the community with the necessary subjects passed – Mathematics and Science at a satisfactory level. These learners can then be promoted for entering into bursary programs. The Building Construction or Wet skills program includes brick laying, civils and shatter hand training. A total of 344 learners have successfully completed this program to date and many of them are involved with the Lion Phase 2 project. “To me seeing people going out and coming back as bigger people

A variety of trades are taught at the ELTC.

Post-matric learners receive assistance with Mathematics and Science.

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through the skills they’ve gained is so satisfying,” says Abson. Through the ELTC skills are provided to community members. Many more people are being trained than can currently be permanently employed. This however gives community members who previously had no chance of being employed the opportunity to search for a position within the mining or construction industry with the skills they’ve acquired at the ELTC. Contact the Eastern Limb Training Center on 013 230 5109.


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Do you think Chris Hani’s killers Twenty years ago Chris Hani was assassinated in his driveway in Boksburg. Hani spent 30 years in excile leading the ANC’s military wing, MK. He was named “one of the greatest revolutionaries the country has ever known,” by former President Nelson Mandela. His death was plotted and executed by Januzs Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis who wanted to mobilise white people into rebellion and destabilise political negotiations during the early 1990s. Derby-Lewis gave Walus the gun which he used to assassinate Hani. Derby-Lewis’ wife assisted them with names and addresses of possible targets including Nelson Mandela, Steve Tshwete and Mac Maharaj. Hani was the SACP general secretary at the time of his death. One of his killers Derby-Lewis (now 77) is applying for release on parole. His latest attempt is the last in a whole string of applications over an almost 20 year period. He was convicted within six months of the murder and his sentence turned into life imprisonment after the death penalty was abolished in 1995. At the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s amnesty hearings both Derby-Lewis and Walus’ applications were rejected. Derby-Lewis appealed this decision in the Cape High Court in 2000. His bid failed. In 2009 the North Gauteng High Court did not grant him leave for parole although Derby-Lewis’ lawyer argued that he is older than 65 and had been rehabilitated. In 2010 he again applied for parole after having served more than 15 years of his sentence and being over 70. In 2011 he made an unsuccessful attempt for medical parole. He has cancer, hypertension and gangrene according to his application. This week Derby-Lewis’ latest attempt to secure medical parole was denied by the Medical Advisory Board. Derby-Lewis now want to make use of the initiative from Correctional Services Minister Sbu Ndebele through which victim-offender dialogue is facilitated. The idea of the programme is to assist with the problem of over-crowded prisons as early release may be negotiated after reconciliation between the offenders and the victims. Derby-Lewis now wants to meet Hani’s wife Limpho to apologise for his role in the assassination. She has however reacted that she wants no part of his plans. The SACP and the family has consistently stood against any parole possibility for the convicted killers. The SACP believes there are still too many loose ends surrounding the case. We asked readers what they think about the possible release of Clive Derby-Lewis on parole?

Ms Vinolia Maroga said: “They must release him to die at home”.

Mr Jabu Phasha said: “Keep him in jail. He killed somone so he must serve his sentence. Die in jail!”

Ms Precious Bhembe siad: “He is old, he is sick, let him out. The guy is dying, there is no use keeping him in jail”.

Me. Daphné Rheeders en me. Annatjie Rheeders sê: “Hulle kan hom ‘n vergunning doen en hom laat gaan op parool. Veral omdat hy siek is. Kanker is ‘n lelike ding”.

Me. Theresa Correia sê: “My man is vermoor, so ek weet hoe dit vir die familie voel. As iemand jammer is daaroor vat dit nie die seer weg nie. So hy moet maar sit. Ek het geen simpatie met hom nie. Hy het ‘n keuse gemaak”.

Mr Sylvester Hlabathi and Mr William Maphanga said: “They have to give him parole. Lots of guys are out with sick parole - look at Shabir Shaik. But the question on the other hand is must everyone who gets sick in jail get parole?”

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Ms Precious Ngomane, Ms Thelma Matlala and Ms Homola Lesese said: “He must go out. What happened to forgiving and forgetting?”


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should be considered for parole?

Mr Tinashe Magwenzi said: “He must rot in jail! He left a young wife and kids without a father. If it was his family how would he feel?”

Mnr Samuel Mola sê: “Hy moet uitkom. Dis al lank wat hy in die tronk bly. Mense moet hom vergewe”.

Me. Linda van Jaarsveld sê: “20 Jaar is ‘n lang tyd van waar die misdaad gepleeg is en hy het al baie lank in die tronk gesit. Daar is mense wat met moord vir baie minder tyd wegkom as wat hy gesit het”. By haar is Danika.

Bo: Mnr. Bennie Jansen van Vuuren en mnr. Reinhardt Ehlers sê: “Gee hom parool. Dis hoe dit in die nuwe Suid-Afrika werk. As jy so lank gesit het soos hy nou al in die tronk is, is jou kanse goed om nog ‘n politieke loopbaan ook te hê! Dis feite!”

Mr Solly Nkhoma said: “He must get out. He is sick and served a long time. He will not murder again if he is let out now”.

Mr Prince Khunou said: “With cases of murder it is good to be strict. I think somebody should serve their full sentence. He should only be able to be considered for parole after 25 years of prison time. We should be like Botswana where criminals get what they deserve, then the crime might also go down”. With him are Lebo, Rati, Kgotso and Chichi.

Mnr Michael Graham sê: “’n Mens kan baie verander in 20 jaar. ‘n Mens moet hom ‘n kans gee”.

Mr Peter Majoro said: “That man deserve parole like the way politicians get when they are sick. He did a bad thing, but should get parole at his age. He should also go and ask the family for forgiveness and give all additional information he has available”.

Mr Ben Maroga said: “We are presently talking about reconciliation. Shabir Shaik, Selebe etc. was given medical parole. Let’s just give him a chance in life”.

Mr Frans Mabawa said: “What he’s done is wrong, but he should get parole because he is sick. He is a human being. He’s learned a lesson after all these years”.


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Caring for your community through cleaning On 6 April the Tubatse Interdenomination Youth Development Group hosted a cleaning campaign. The day’s event took place in Praktiseer and approximately 100 volunteers assisted to cleaning the streets from the police station to the start of Shoshomelo village.

Volunteers came from Praktiseer, Manoke and Ga Mashamothane. “I believe that if you can clean your environment, you will be able to socially clean up as well,” said Mr Collen Mojela who assisted to organise the day. The group was taught how to look after their immediate environment. They thanked Mr Kwaito Maome, a local businessman who sponsored bread rolls and cold drinks for them. They also expressed their appreciation of the support from Greater Tubatse Municipality and the GTM Youth Council. After the cleaning for the day was done, the group divided into teams who performed various dramas to create awareness of social issues in the community.

Women get some help Lehlabula Cleaning and Construction from Eerstegeluk and Makola’s Car Wash from Magimeng Village in the Steelpoort Area recently benefitted from local business support. Female entrepreneurs Catherine Lekwadi from Makola’s Car Wash and Fast Maimela from Lehlabula Cleaning and Construction both use Thorburn Security Solutions donated carts or also called “Thorburn karretjies” for their work environments. Lehlabula Cleaning and Construction is a female owned business owned by Fast Maimela. It was established in August2012 when her business potential was identified by Tubatse Chrome Plant and Lehlabula Cleaning was contracted to provide cleaning and gardening services at the Tubatse Chrome Plant with the added responsibility of cleaning the main road between Tubatse Chrome Village and the Plant. She would be using her cart to transport equipment and refuse bags in the Tubatse Plant and also along the main road. Makola’s Car Wash is a newly established business owned by Catherine Lekwadi . It is on the route between Eastern Chrome Mines (ECM) Doornbosch Mine and the Ribacross junction in the Magimeng Village. She uses the cart to transport her washing machines, buckets and accessories to the washing bays. In the next 14 days the Makola’s Car Wash will also receive signage, t shirts for employees and braai facilities for customers from Thorburn Security Solutions as an enterprise development project . The Thorburn “karretjies” will become a local brand in Steelpoort and envisaged to be rolled out in adjacent areas as far afield as Phalabora and Middelburg coal fields – in a joint effort between Tubatse Chrome Plant and Thorburn Security Solutions a local entrepreneur will be trained to manufacture these carts locally and a sales and marketing drive will support his efforts. Local businesses are encouraged to support this project. (Information and photographs: Dolf Scheepers)

(Photographs & Information: Collen Mojela)

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Problems spotted Although repairing the potholes in Marone Street is a posititve thing, the lack of traffic control is a headache. The contruction team on Wednesday blocked the road completely without proper signage or traffic control. This group was caught red handed dumping illegally next to the road leading off Oorbietjie Street towards Themba Garage. They took their time to dump the rubbish in an area that has repeatedly been declared as a nodumping zone. The landfill site is available to dump rubbish.


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Maokeng Secondary renovated with donations from Germany In one room you could not even stand anymore. Deep holes in the ground made lessons in there impossible. This and two other classrooms in a bad state at Maokeng Senior Secondary School in Kgautšwane were renovated during the last easter holidays. Due to the poor finance situation of the school, it was not possible for them to improve the rooms from the school’s budget. So, German volunteer Anne Ellermann, working at Maokeng for one year, decided to fundraise in Germany for the renovation of the rooms – with success. The school that she attended herself as a learner until last year, the “Ohmoor-Gymnasium” in Hamburg, started some different measures to collect money for Maokeng. They sold cakes during the breaks or donated the money they earned from the ticket sales of a drama play. With that money, it was possible to buy the building materials needed. It was bought at Builder’s Market, who unfortunately did not support the project themselves.

During the last days of the holiday, five German volunteers staying at Kgautšwane Community Development Center (KCDC) started the renovation. They filled the holes in the floors with cement, also repaired the walls, painted the rooms completely new and fitted two new doors. All together, they spent more than 120 hours working at Maokeng. The tools were borrowed from the friendly local community. After the renovation has been finished, the rooms changed their outward appearance completely and are now fully usable for lessons again. Even if the renovation is already a big step forward, there are still some rooms in a bad state. “It will be highly appreciated if anyone can contribute more donations to improve the other rooms”, Anne Ellermann told Platinum Gazette, “however, I hereby want to thank ‘OhmoorGymnasium’ for their big help to improve the situation at Maokeng Secondary School”.

Before the German volunteers started working on the classrooms.

(Article and photographs: Wassily Nemitz)

Music competition for junior level music students

Just married Mr Nnete Maimela and Lethabo celebrated their wedding day on 7 April at Ga-Manyaka. The wedding was a full day affair which started at 10:00 and ended at 17:00. The wedding celebrations ended with the cutting of the cake and blowing of candles as symbols of their best

wishes for a good life, great family and success together. Prominent pastors from the area attended the celebrations. Pastor Tema and his wife, Pastor Mpho Sekgobela and Pastor N Ndlovu. The couple thanked everyone who attended their special day.

(Photograph and information: Mr Jenny Phala).

The hard work by the volunteers paid off. The classrooms looked brand new at the start of the new school term.

The prestigious SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition is inviting entries from music students at junior level. Now in its third year, the project builds on the strong foundation laid by the SA Society of Music Teachers (SASMT) 25 years ago when fledgling musicians competed for the first time on a national basis. A special incentive created four years ago for developmental groups from disadvantaged communities, enables these candidates to compete on equal terms with participants from other communities. The closing date for this year’s competition is Friday, 19 April 2013. Auditions in all the main centres will commence at the beginning of June. About 60 candidates will eventually be selected to compete over four rounds at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium in Parow, Cape Town, from 16 to 20 September. Medals, prize-money totalling more than R80 000 and other attractive prizes are at stake. Candidates will compete in four categories: Piano, Strings, Woodwind & Brass Instruments, and Other Instruments (percussion, recorder, classical guitar and harp), with a sub-category for developmental groups. The only condition is that candidates must still be 13 (14 for developmental groups) at the time of the competition. Full particulars and entry forms are available at www.samrohubertvanderspuy.wordpress.com Enquiries can be directed to Kathleen du Plessis (between 10:00 and 18:00) at 021 939 9105, or in writing to clay.kathleen@gmail.com, or Hilda Boonzaaier (20:00 – 21:00) at 021 945 3861.

Easter Tourism in Limpopo doing well The Tourism Industry in Limpopo got its fair share of the pie during the Easter weekend, with tourism establishments in the Province recording high occupancy rate while day visits to recreational facilities again proved to be a favorite amongst locals and VFR’s (Visiting Friends and Relatives). The Kruger National Park was amongst the biggest winner as it recorded a total of 36 046 visitors between Thursday 28 March and Monday 1 April in the park, with -/+10 000 coming through Orpen, Phalaborwa, Punda and Pafuri gates. There has been a decline in terms of visitors to Limpopo Wildlife Resorts which recorded a total of 5 538 visitors this year as compared to the 10 403 visitors last year during the same period, this is largely due to the floods damage that the Resorts experienced this year which lead to the closure of Mphephu Resort and Eclipse Camp at Nwanedi Resort our biggest cash cows . Mphephu and Nwanedi Resorts jointly welcomed 6 997 visitors last year during the same period. This year Nwanedi

Resort welcomed 1 442 visitors at the Resort of which most of them were day visitors. Limpopo Tourism Agency is working around the clock to ensure that these Resorts are being brought back to full functionality so that our visitors and tourists can enjoy their favorite holiday destinations. Limpopo Tourism Agency CEO Mr. Nocks Seabi would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Agency, Board, Industry and its staff members, to express heartfelt condolences to the families, the Ministry of Defence and colleagues of the five SANDF members killed in a helicopter crash in the Kruger National Park on Saturday. “As Limpopo Tourism Agency, we wish to thank all the people including the Service and Hospitality Sectors of our peaceful province to continue spreading their warm arms as they welcomed visitors into the province. We are of the view that this made us good hosts and will result in repeated visits thereby increasing the economy of the Province”, said Seabi. (Information: Limpopo Tourism Agency).


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LED Forum launched Tubatse SAPS busy over This week Greater Tubatse Municipality launced their Local Economic Development (LED) Forum. This is in line with instruction from national and provincial government. The purpose of the forum is to develop a set of guidelines for the establishment of LED. It will play a key role in integrating state action, combining government and off-budget resources and energizing innovation for excellence in Local Economic Development. In her presentation, Mrs Yulanda Lingati said that the objectives of the LED forum is to provide strategic input on the LED strategies and drive implementation and to improve integrated economic planning. She also emphasized that the forum will assist to co-ordinate access funding and finance for LED initiatives and the creation of multi-sourced funding streams. The forum will also assist the municipality in identifying and capitalizing on local competitive advantage for regional social development and to attract investment in projects that will enhance sustainable economic growth. Mrs Lingati also said that this forum will serve as link between

private sectors, SMME’s and the civil society. She encouraged the house to take the LED forum seriously as it will institutionalize economic development in the municipality as it is relevant to the realm of economics and shall serve as institution building, knowledge transfer, social interactions cluster development and shall consolidate in addressing the objectives of the new growth path. These objectives are aimed at the creation of decent work which shall serve as the centre of the economic policies and will have an influence on investment attraction and job creation initiatives. When addressing the attendees of the forum, the Mayor Cllr N.J Mahlake said that GTM is the fastest growing municipality in the Sekhukhune District Municipality and its economy depends very much on the mining industry, manufacturing, trade, transport, agriculture and tourism. We currently have 18 operational mines; three ferrochrome smelters and other mines are at project stage as well as the development of a mining Supply Park. He added that the Municipality is experiencing a high volume of traffic caused by trucks and buses as part of the mining development and growth of Burgersfort. The Mayor emphasized that Greater Tubatse Municipality has huge tourism potential and that the Forum must assist to capitalize on this. (Information and photographs supplied by Greater Tubatse Municipality Communications Unit).

Easter time

The Tubatse SAPS were doing crime prevention patrols in Mabocha Village on 26 March when they received information about someone cultivating dagga. A 46-year old woman was arrested and the plants were confiscated. Patronicca Lepelle paid an admission of guilt fine of R500. Between 26 March and 1 April the SAPS arrested 95 people for various crimes. These

included assault, theft, drunken driving, possession of suspected stolen property, possession of a firearm without a licence, drinking liquor in public, illegal gambling on the streets and non-compliance to the liquor act. These arrests were made in Praktiseer, Mabocha, Ga Mashamothane, Bothashoek, Riba Cross, Ga-Madiseng and Ga-Mothodi.

Const Ephodia Moeti (Tubatse SAPS), Const Judith Chauke (Burgersfort k9 unit) and Const Cylia Ndlovu (Tubatse SAPS) with the dagga recovered in Praktiseer on 22 March 2013.

(Information and photographs: Const. Jerial Movundlela)

Discussing GTM’s annual and mid-year reports The Greater Tubatse Municipality this week held a public hearing on the 2011/2012 annual report and 2012/2013 mid year report. The hearing took place at the counsil chamber. The meeting looked at various questions raised surrounding these reports. These included financial challenges or shortcomings, project targets and how well they were reached or not as well as the reasons why. Queries about assets belonging to the municipality was also addressed after it was mentioned the the Auditor General’s report. Comment made in response to the documents discussed with now be addressed and incorporated into the final documents to be approved by Council and will eventually be available for public inspection.


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Local Pro 20 cricket still going well

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The local Pro 20 cricket league is going strong. Every Tuesday and Friday teams face-off at the Laerskool Burgersfort sports ground. Last week Thursday (when these pictures were taken) the teams from Tyre Corporation and Sukuki played against each other. The game ended with Tyre Corporation all out for 108 and Sukuki scoring 104 for 8. The game played on Tuesday was between the Tubbies and Tallisman. Tallisman took the game after the Tubbies were all out for 78. Tallisman wone with 79 for 3 in the 12th over. The public is invited to come and support the teams. Play starts at 17:00 and outside catering will now provide delicious meals as well as a bar service. Some of the fixtures for play were changed due to the Easter holidays. The new Fixtures fixtures are displayed on the right. Twickenham VS Tyre Corporation Enquiries: Talisman VS Team Sukuki’s Whity Ludick on Burgersfort VS Twickenham 082 468 6332. Talisman VS Tyre Corporation Tubbies VS Team Sukuki’s Twickenham VS Central Cowboys ( Modikwa) Burgersfort VS Talisman Tyre Corporation VS Tubbies Central Cowboys ( Modikwa) VS Talisman Twickenham VS Team Sukuki’s Burgersfort VS Tubbies Central Cowboys ( Modikwa) VS Tyre Corporation Burgersfort VS Talisman Twickenham VS Team Sukuki’s Talisman VS Central Cowboys ( Modikwa) Burgersfort VS Tyre Corporation Twickenham VS Tubbies Semi Finals (Position 2) VS Semi Finals (Position 3) Semi Finals (Position 1) VS Semi Finals (Position 4) ( Loser 2 & 3) VS (Loser 1 & 4) VS Final (Winner 2nd semi finals) Final (Winner 1st semi finals)

A seed was planted during National Water Week The Department of Water Affairs, the Sekhukhune District Municipality, the Greater Tubatse Municipality, Schools in Ngwaabe and Two Rivers Platinum ensured that they plant a seed in the future of the Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners who are currently doing Mathematics and Science subjects in the local schools. Delivering a highly motivational speech and representing the Executive Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality, the Acting Executive Mayor, Cllr. Fanie Lekola, challenged the learners to take advantage of the existing opportunities in the sciences discipline by focusing on their studies so that they can future assist in helping government and their communities in dealing with the current climate changes. “At Two Rivers Platinum, we ensure that all our SLP related projects are well researched and thus link with each other for the greater benefit of our business as well as that of our stakeholders. Our

recent partnership with the Department of Water Affairs during this year’s Annual National Water Week, which benefited over a thousand mathematics and science learners in Grade 10, 11 and 12 at De Hoop Dam, was just another example of how we relate to our communities and the general environment”, said Bethrum Dzonzi, Public and Corporate Affairs Manager at Two Rivers Platinum. In addition to the privilege of witnessing progress made at the much talked about presidential project and the rapid rise of the water level at De Hoop Dam, the learners had lunch with the VIPs and those who provided the correct answers during the Q&A session which followed the special mini classes conducted by TRP’s environmental specialists and metallurgist, walked away with school bags and t-shirts donated by Two Rivers Platinum through their CSI programme. (Information: Bethrum Dzonzi, Two Rivers Platinum Mine)

Kennisgewings/Notices PROPOSED EXPANSION OF STORAGE CAPACITY FOR FUEL AND LUBRICANTS AT MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE NEAR BURGERSFORT, LIMPOPO PROVINCE Polygon Environmental Planning CC has been appointed by Modikwa Mine Joint Venture to conduct a Basic Environmental Assessment (BA) for the proposed expansion of storage capacity for fuel (diesel) and lubricants (e.g. engine oil) at five sites on the premises of Modikwa Platinum Mine near Burgersfort in the Limpopo Province. One site (North 1 Shaft) is located on the farm Hendriksplaats 281-KT and the other four sites (Central Workshop, Merensky Opencast Pit, UG2 South Opencast Pit and South 2 Shaft) are located on Portion 1 of the farm Onverwacht 292-KT. The BA is being conducted in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations (2010) as published in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, Act No. 107 of 1998). An application for environmental authorisation has been submitted to the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LDEDET) and allocated the reference number 12/1/ 9/1-GS55. The draft Basic Assessment Report (BAR) will be available for public review and comment from 15 April to 27 May 2013 at Modikwa Platinum Mine (contact: Mr James Ndou – Environmental and Public Health Leader) and at Polygon Environmental Planning in Tzaneen (contact: Ms Louise Agenbag – environmental consultant). Electronic copies are also available from Polygon upon request during the comment period. Should you have any comments, queries or concerns in terms of the BAR or the proposed project, or if you would like additional information, please contact us at the details below before or on 27 May 2013. All comments must be received by this date in order to be included in the final BAR for submission to LDEDET for their decision making. šIšINTšWE KATOLOšO YA BOKAGARE BJA GO TšHELA MAKHURA (FUEL) LE SETLOLO SA ENTSHINE (ENGINE LUBRICANTS) KA MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE KGAUSWI LE BURGERSFORT, LIMPOPO Polygon Environmental Planning CC e kgethilwe ke ba Modikwa Mine Joint Venture go laola Motheo wa Tshekatsheko ya Tikologo (BA) go šišinyo ya katološo ya bokagare bja go tšhela makhura (diesel) le setlôlô sa entshine (engine lubricants) mafelong a mahlano matsenong a Modikwa Platinum Mine, kgauswi le Burgersfort ka porofenseng ya Limpopo. Lefelo ka letee (North 1 Shaft) le beilwe polaseng ya Hendriksplaats 281-KT gape mafelo a mangwe a mane (Central Workshop, Merensky Opencast Pit, UG2 South Opencast Pit le South 2 Shaft) a beilwe go Seripa sa 1 sa polase ya Onverwacht 292-KT. BA e nyakilwe gore e be e laotšwe ka kwano le ba Melawana ya Tshekatsheko ya Kamego ya Tikologo (EIA) (2010) ka ge e phatlaladitšwe ka ba ka la molao wa Mmušo taolo wa Lekgotla taolo la Tikologo (NEMA, Molao wa 107 wa 1998). Kgopelo ya tumelelo ya tikologo e išitšwe go Kgoro ya Limpopo ya Hlabollo ya Maruo, Hlago le Boeti (LDEDET) le go abelwa ga nomoro ya tšhupetšo 12/1/9/1-GS55. Pego ya Kgopolo ya Motheo wa Tshekatsheko (BAR) e tla hwetšagala go bonwa molaleng le tlaleletšo go thoma ka 15 Aporele go fihla ka 27 Mmei 2013 ka Modikwa Platinum Mine (motsereganyi: Mr James Ndou – Moetapele wa Maphelo Molaleng le Tikologo) le ga Polygon Environmental Planning, Tzaneen (motsereganyi: Ms Louise Agenbag – molebeledi wa tikologo). Dikopi tša elektroniki di ya hwetšagala go tšwa go Polygon ka kgopelo nakong ya sebaka sa go tlaleletša. A o na le ditlaleletšo, dipotšišo goba dipelaelo ka ga BAR goba projeke ye šišintšwego, goba ge o ka rata tshedimošo ye ngwe gape, o kgopelwa o e kopanye le rena ditlheng tša ka fase pele goba ka 27 Mmei 2013. Ditlaleletšo ka moka di tswanetše go amogelwa ka letšatši kgwedi le gore di tle di kgone go akaretšwa ka gare go BAR ya mafelelo go išwa go LDEDET gore ba tšie sephetho. Contact / Motsereganyi: Telephone / Nomoro ya mogala: Fax / Nomoro ya faks: E-mail / Aterese ya email: Post / Aterese ya poso:

Mrs Louise Agenbag 015 307 3606 015 307 3080 / 086 527 0012 louise@polygon.co.za PO Box 1935, Tzaneen, 0850


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Minimum Experience: • At least 5 years experience in a retail meat market (supermarket experience would be an advantage) • Grade 2 Meat Cutting Certificate • Recognized butchery apprenticeship or learnership Some Key Requirements: • Customer service • Production planning • Product knowledge and meat cutting skills • Stock rotation and transfer; wastage control • Cold chain knowledge • Range and quality management • Point of Sale and pricing • Hygiene, housekeeping and safety • Maintain quality, standards and security procedures Please forward your application to: burgersfort@christiegroup.co.za

Closing date: Friday, 19 April 2013 If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, your application was unsuccessful. Please do not apply if you do not have the required qualifications, knowledge and experience for the position.


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Tubatse Crossing Is looking for staff to fill the following positions: • Grillers • Cashiers • Waiters • Soft Serve Personnel • Kitchen Personnel Previous restaurant experience is essential. Send CV to wimpytubatse@gmail.com Closing date: 26 April 2013


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SPORT Still an opportunity to run the Comrades Substitution process now open It’s that time of the year again when Comrades Marathon runners who were unable to enter for the 2013 Ultimate Human Race during the official entry period (September –November 2012) have an opportunity to still be part of the great race through the official Substitution process. Thanks to the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Substitution Rule, these Comrades Marathon hopefuls have from now until 30 April 2013 to substitute an entrant who has withdrawn, or intends to withdraw from the 2013 edition of the epic road-running challenge. The Comrades Marathon Substitution Rule was introduced for the very first time last year and now forms part of the official race rules of the world’s biggest ultramarathon. The Substitution process

officially opened on 1 April and will close on 30 April 2013. The completed application forms as specified in the Substitution Rule must reach the CMA office by 30 April 2013. There will be no extension of this deadline. Athletes still intending to submit Substitution application forms are advised to visit the official Comrades Marathon website at www.comrades.com for the downloadable forms and the comprehensive list of the rules and regulations which govern the Substitution process. Race Director Johan Van Staden says, ‘We received just over 500 Substitution applications last year and anticipate many more for the 2013 race. The Substitution Rule has been very well received by our runners and will guarantee a higher number of starters outside the Durban City Hall on 2 June 2013.’

Maatlopo trailing at number 3 Maatlopo United Football Club lost to Morethetho last weekend. They played at Ga-Motodi and the final score was 1-0 in favour of the hosts. This week the team will face RT Giant Killers on Saturday at 15:00.

Maatlopo United is number three on the log following Makganoto Young Chiefs as number two and Masokolara at the top. (Information: Jimmy Makola, PRO Maatlopo United)


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