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Local strike bites The countrywide NUMSA strike also affected local filling stations this week. Some filling stations saw pump attendants in normal clothes, reports of minor intimidation were received and overall everybody who had to fill up a vehicle had experienced some form of difficulty. In the photograph (supplied by Magaba Filling Station), Mrs Alida Lourens is striking a smile while filling up a car with the NUMSA group in the background. Magaba Filling Station is one of the filling stations where non NUMSA members tried their hands in filling up vehicles with petrol and diesel. More photographs on page 2.

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13 September 2013




The strike

Communities march

Anglo American Platinum and African Rainbow Minerals’ joint venture at Modikwa Platinum Mine at Maandagshoek near Burgersfort endured the wrath of the community this week when a group of villagers marched upon the mine. The march, headed by representatives of three sections of a Maandagshoek village were armed with memoranda to present to mine and company representatives. The usual gripes between communities and mines surfaced again, such as local employment by the mine, the awarding of tenders to entrepreneurs and companies within the villages and in this case, representation in the Section 21 company that handles the affairs of the community. Villagers were also not happy with the community liaison representatives who must interact between them and the company. Several demands in this regard are contained in the three memoranda. Police were also present and the march dispersed peacefully.

Modikwa’s comment “Modikwa Platinum Mine acknowledges that unemployment is a challenge in the neighbouring communities. The Mine is committed to local employment, with more emphasis placed on the seven host communities and currently has 55% of its workforce coming from Sekhukhune District Municipality. Furthermore the mine is running skills development programmes that assist in preparing locals for the mining job market, we currently have 81 millwrights learners, and are in the process of engaging 30 Multi-Tasking Cadets. Modikwa has recently signed off a local procurement policy which aims to improve access to procurement opportunities. As at end of August 2013, the Mine has done business with 25 100% black owned companies from Greater Tubatse Municipality to the value of R43 Million and R25 Million with black empowered companies ( above 25% black shareholding) bringing our local spend to R68 Million year to date. The mine is committed to continuous engagement with communities and would like to encourage all community members to raise issues through the elected community representatives.”


Police warn about fire water Information and photographs: Constable Andrew Maimela Sibatana - Leboeng Police Station



The Leboeng Police Station management led by captain Solomon Moholane visited the community of Lepelle village next to Strydom Tunnel last week Thursday 2013-09-05. This was after the station realised the report of several cases from these area. The management visited this community to educate them on how to prevent these crimes and to establish the causes of these cases. According to community members most of them are abusing liquor, especially concoction. The station commander warned community members who are manufacturing or producing concoction to stop with immediate effect as they will face the law. Immediately after the visit two establishments that manufacture concoction were demolished and two people were arrested and charged in terms of the Liquor Act. The Police said no stone left unturned to root out concoction and the operation continues. The station commander edged the community to call the sector commander Warrant Officer Segabutla and report any criminal activities to tel no 072 254 0411. Meanwhile as 23 year old man, Happy Paulus Moraba, appeared in the Magistrate’s Court at Leboeng on 2013-09-10 in connection with a murder that took place at Gamoraba Matshokgeng village on 2013-09-02. It is alleged the accused had a fight with the victim and stabbed him with a beer bottle and the victim died at the clinic. The suspect was granted a bail of R2000. The case continues on 201310-29 A 29 year old man, Pat Thulare from Mapareng, village was sentenced to ten years imprisonment without the option of a fine at Praktiseer Regional court for a rape that occurred in Mapareng village in 2008.

Arbor Day at Maelebe Last week Friday the SHEQ Department of Tubatse Chrome went to Maelebe Primary School to plant indigenous trees in support of Arbor Day. Mr Takalani Telekisa spoke to the learners and teachers about the importance of trees and the impact of air pollution on the environment. He encouraged them to take care of the trees at the school by watering them regularly. This week they planned to donate air pollution posters to the school to remind learners and teachers to take care of the environment.




Mototolo goes casual for a good cause Motolo’s Borwa Shaft went all out on Casual Day last week Friday. The staff dressed funny and casual in support of the annual Casual Day initiative through which funds are raised for people with disabilities. Even their acting manager, Mr Johan Arnoldi (photograph left) participated. R400 was raised and was handed to Willem de Jongh who will deposit the money into the Casual Day account. (Photographs & information: Helena Terblanche, Mototolo Mine).

Have you seen Snoopy? Snoopy, a male basset hound went missing from his home in Extention 5, Burgersfort this week. A reward is offered for his safe return. Anyone who can assist in finding Snoopy can contact his owners on: 013 231 7738 or 074877 6471.


Young entrepreneurs show (and sell) their stuff

(Photographs & Information: Joshua Generation).



On 6 September the level 2 and 3 learners from the Steelpoort campus of Joshua Generation held their first entrepreneurs day. Everyone participated enthusiastically. A variety of products were offered by the young entrepreneurs and the rest of the school eagerly supported the learners.

Joshua Generation celebrates Spring Day Joshua Generation School celebrated Spring Day by going big on fashion. Learners were encouraged to dress up in hats and glasses to express their excitement at the arrival of spring. Some teachers also participated in the fun. (Photographs and information: Joshua Generation). Right: All dressed up.

Winning at Tubatse SUPERSPAR The Tubatse SUPERSPAR Win-A-Car competition is still delivering weekly winners.

Mr Given Mnisi from Taung won a R500 shopping voucher. Ms Thabang Mathebula handed ov er the prize.

Ms Patience Phalane from Penge won a travel bag. Her prize was handed to her by Ms Zodwa Mahungela from Tubatse SUPERSPAR.

Enter the competition in store and you could stand a chance to win weekly prizes or the big prize, a VW Polo.

Ms Angeline Kganane from Alverton won a Bicycle. Ms Friddah Lokoeng handed over the prize.

Ms Elizabeth Mashabela from Ga Mashabela won a R500 shopping voucher. Ms Edna Letsoalo handed her the prize.

Ngululu Bulk Carriers loosen up for Casual Day Ngululu Bulk Carriers in Steelpoort enjoyed participating in Casual Day on last week Friday. The team had loads of fun with casual clothing and fun accessories - all in aid of a good cause. The funds raised with Casual Day goes to organisations helping people with disabilities. To support casual day, the public is encouraged to buy sticker and wear it with their casual clothes on the official Casual Day. The photograph on the right was forwarded to Platinum Gazette by Theresa Hartzer from Ngululu Bulk Carriers.



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Witwarm kunstenaars vir Tubatse Chrome Festival 2013 Tubatse Chrome Festival 2013 beloof om weer ‘n fees van lekker kuier, goeie musiek, dans, stalletjies, kindervermaak en sommer baie meer te wees. Die fees vind aan die einde van die maand by Tubatse Chrome Klub plaas. ‘n Groot verskeidenheid kunstenaars tree vanaf Vrydag 27 September op. Almal word genooi om die twee dae saam te kom geniet. Daar sal soos altyd ‘n biertent wees waar die dors geles kan word. Besighede wat graag nog as borge betrokke

‘n Groot verskeidenheid kunstenaars sal by die fees optree.

wil raak is welkom om die klub te kontak. Daar is ook nog stalletjies beskikbaar. Almal wat belangstel om meer uit te vind kan

Tubatse Chroom Klub skakel by 013 2365112. Moenie dié fees misloop nie!




‘Bly jy of gly jy?’ Laerskool Ohrigstad Laerskool Ohrigstad het hierdie week hul jaarlikse blyspel aangebied. Die hele skool het aan die produksie met die naam ‘Bly of Gly?’ deelgeneem. Die stuk is deur mev. Elsie Riekert geskryf en sy het ook as regisseur opgetree. Sy het ook ‘n rol in die stuk vertolk wat handel oor ‘n ma wat met haar kinders in ander lande via tegnologie kommunikeer. Die leerlinge het ‘n verskeidenheid liedjies gesing. Sommige eie aan Suid Afrika en ander wat lande ver van hier verteenwoordig. Die vertonings het Woensdag afgeskop toe die verskillende instansies vir bejaardes van Ohrigstad en Lydenburg kom kyk het. Twee skole van Lydenburg het ook die middag saam kom geniet. ‘n Vertoning gisteraand en die gala vertoning vanaand vind ook plaas. Die vertoning vir vanaand, 13 September is reeds uitverkoop. Die skool bedank almal vir hul bydrae tot die sukses van hierdie blyspel. Sonder almal se bydraes sou dié geleentheid nie moontlik gewees het nie.

Die hele skool op die verhoog tydens die vertoning van ‘Bly of Gly?’. Die sentrale boodskap van die blyspel is dat Suid-Afrika jou vaderland is wat jou nodig het.



se revue ontknoop diĂŠ vraag

Die Op-en-Wakker Groep vir Bejaardes in Ohrigstad het Woensdagmiddag gesorg vir heerlike eetgoed. Hannah Game Lodge sorg vir vanaand se spyseniering tydens die gala vertoning. Onder: Die saal was Woensdagmiddag gepak toe die skole en bejaardes kom kyk het.





Top akademiese presteerders by Steelpoort Akademie Steelpoort Akademie het onlangs hul top akademiese presteerders vir die afgelope tyd bekend gemaak. (Die Hoërskool se foto’s word weens ‘n gebrek aan ruimte nie hierdie week gepubliseer nie. Dit sal in die volgende uitgawe wees. Alle Steelpoort Akademie foto’s en inligting op hierdie bladsy is deur Cornelia Ebersöhn van Steelpoort Akademie verskaf).

Top 5 - Graad 5: 1ste Henry Language, 2de Eckhard Ebersohn, 3de Stephan van Tonder, 4de Blessed Phasha, 5de Charnelle du Preez.

Top 5 - Graad 4: 1ste Animie van Rooyen, 2de Clarissa Fourie, 3de Yone’ Volschenk, 4de Mahlogonolo Mamekoa, 5de JC Knoetze.

Top 5 - Graad 6: Agter: Marykede Jager(5de), Lourencia van Dyk(1ste), Carla Riekert(4de) Voor: Yanke Engelbrecht(3de) , Aldone Geldenhuys (2de).

Lentedag by Steelpoort Akademie Steelpoort Akademie het op 30 Augustus Lentedag gevier. Die leerders het vrolik gelyk in hul helder somerklere. Die tradisionele Mnr. en Mej. Lente is ook aangewys.

By die seniors is Animie van Rooyen as Mej. Lente en Eckhard Ebersöhn as Mnr. Lente aangewys.

Paula Rugube en Gregory Ntutang was die junior Mej. en Mnr. Lente. Regs: Die Hoërskool wenners was Lefihlile Kgoete en Kamogelo Tshehla.

Top 5 - Graad 7: Agter: Franco Oosthuizen(4de) , CJ Barnard(3de) Voor: Monique Language(2de) , Chris-Marie Ebersohn(1ste) , Tabeel Zeeman(5de).

Regs: Top 10 akademiese presteerders in die laerskool.

Open hearts and hands Agter: Chris-Marie Ebersohn (97%), Monique Language(96%), CJ Barnard(94%), Franco Oosthuizen(92%), Kganya Maapea(90%), Lourencia van Dyk(94%). Voor: Yone Volschenk(90%), Aldone’ Geldenhuys(88%), Tabeel Zeeman(91%), Clarissa Fourie(91%), Animie van Rooyen(98%).

Thelma Smit, the Kohin Youth worker at Steelpoort Academy and her group Cosmos Girls reached out to Khomani Orphanage with food and clothes learners collected. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Cross Country team manager Ms Lindiwe Mahono from Steelpoort Academy was selected as the team manager for the Mpumalanga Cross Country team who will be going to the South African National Championships. The championships will take place in Bloemfontein. The school congratulates her on this achievement.

Local golfers to Sun City for Sanlam CANSA golf day finals Johan Dreyer and Cheryl Wilkinson from the Tubatse Chrome Golf Club will be participating in the finals of the Sanlam CANSA golf day. They will be playing at Sun City. “The Chrome Committee would like to congratulate them for winning the regional finals,” said Willem Montgomery, Secretary of the Chrome Golf Club. “We are very proud of them and wish them all of the best for the finals. We know they will keep the name of the Chrome Golf Club high, win or lose, you are already champions!”



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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. MONTHLY OR DAILY ACCOMMODATION IN BURGERSFORT Khadima’s Lodge now open. 171 Nyala Street, Ext. 5, Burgersfort. Opposite Department of Labour. Contact: 076 666 1100/013 231 8609

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FARM:TIVOLI 98 KT Notice is hereby given that Razita Mining Resources Pty Ltd application for Prospecting Right with reference No. (LP 30/5/1/1/2/11562 PR) has been accepted on the 10th of July 2013 by Department of Mineral Resources (Limpopo Province), for Coal, Nickel, Copper, Cobalt, Iron, Silver, Sulphur, Uranium, PGM and Chrome. In terms of regulation 7(1) of the Regulations under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002 (Act No. 28 of 2002). Interest and Affected Parties are hereby requested to raise their comments, consent, objections and issues to Brian Nyezi on the following address or email address by the closing date of 30th Sep 2013: Razita Mining Resources Pty Ltd P O Box 786573 Sandton 2146 brian@ razitaminingresources or Tel:+27 11 656 5447

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DRIVERS EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Code EC License • Valid PDP • At least 5 years experience in driving 6x4 Interlink Combination • Must have at least a grade10 qualification. A comprehensive CV must be sent to or fax the CV to (013) 230-9184 alternatively contact Doris on (013) 230 9118 to request application forms. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after submitting your CV, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS SEFATENG MINING PROJECT Notice is hereby given of a public participation process for a Mining Right Application (MRA) for chrome ore in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 1998 (Act 28 of 2002) – Ref No. LP 30/5/1/2/2/10062 MR. This MRA was preceded by a Prospecting Right {Ref No. LP30/5/1/1/2/425PR}. Applicant: Sefateng Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd Location: The proposed Sefateng Mining Project is situated on parts of the farms Zwartkoppies 413 KS and Waterkop 113 KT, approximately 85 km south-east of Polokwane, on the R37 road. The project is situated on the administrative border between Greater Tubatse and Fetakgomo Local Municipalities (part of Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality). Description: The proposed Sefateng Mining Project is mainly an underground mine for chrome ore with a Life-of-Mine of approximately 30 years. Three small opencast pits would provide access to the underground declines. A processing plant and associated infrastructure will be constructed on the farm Zwartkoppies 413 KS. A total area of 115 ha will be affected by roads, services, offices, workshops and processing plant. The proposed mine is situated adjacent to the local towns/settlements of Lesetse and Ledingwe and local communities of Ga-Phasha, Ga-Mampa, Seokodibeng and Tjibeng is present on the properties. Opportunity to participate: Interested and Affected Parties (IAPs) are invited to register for the project, as well as provide comments on the proposed project. IAPs should refer to the reference number above, and must provide their comments with their name, contact details (preferred method of notification, e.g. email address or fax number) and an indication of any direct business, financial, personal or other interest which they have in the application to the contact person indicated below within 14 days from the date of this notice (30 September). A Registration and Comments Form can be obtained from the public participation consultants at the contact details below. For more information contact: Ms Lizette Venter, Jacana Environmentals cc, PO Box 31675, Polokwane, 0759. Tel : 015 291 4015 & Fax : 015 291 5035, Email : or



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AGS Kerk se gholfdag goed ondersteun Die AGS Kerk op Steelpoort het verlede naweek hul jaarlikse gholfdag by Tubatse Chrome Klub gehou. Die dag is soos altyd goed ondersteun en spelers het groot pret op die baan gehad. Die Kerk bedank almal wat hulle deur middel van borgskappe, reëlings en deelname ondersteun het. (Foto’s: Neels Beukes, AGS Steelpoort).

Arrie na 7’s se nasionale toernooi Arrie Heyl van Steelpoort Akademie is in die o/13 Pumas 7’s rugbyspan ingesluit. Hy sal saam met sy spanmaats aan die Nasionale byeenkoms op 23 en 24 September in Pretoria gaan deelneem. Arrie en sy span het die afgelope naweek ses wedstryde gespeel en in die finaal van die Noordelike Bonde o/13 Sewes Toernooi gespeel. Hulle het vir die finaal van die toernooi die rooi en swart truie ontvang (foto). (Foto & inligting: Arrie Heyl (snr)).

Entries for Comrades Marathon opens The 2014 Comrades Marathon entry process is upon us. The 89th edition of the world’s leading ultra-marathon is all set to showcase South Africa’s and the world’s ultra-runners once again come Sunday, 1 June 2014. 5460 entries have already been received since the entry process opened on 1 September 2013. Being a ‘down-run’, the traditional gunfire goes off outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05h30 and again 12 hours later at The Sahara-Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban to signal the end of the 89km roadrunning challenge. Prospective entrants have until 30 November 2013 or as soon as the cap of 18000 entries has been reached to get their entries in. Thereafter, no entries will be accepted so runners are urged to enter as soon as possible or risk missing out. With its 2014 campaign, ‘Hard Is What Makes It Great’ - the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Race Director, Johan Van Staden has advised runners to train hard and prepare themselves well for next year’s race. Van Staden has further encouraged all South African Comrades runners to enter by 30 September 2013 to be eligible for the ‘early bird’ entry fee of R320 (the same cost as in 2013). Entries may be effected as follows: · online via the Comrades Marathon website:; · through the post by posting the completed entry form with proof of payment to the CMA Office in Pietermaritzburg: P.O. Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209; · Comrades Marathon House: by handing in the completed entry form together with payment at the CMA office in Pietermaritzburg. Runners may enter the great race before running a qualifying race (minimum qualifying distance of 42.2km). Qualifying details must be submitted to the CMA by 6 May 2014.

Platinum Gazette 13 September 2013  

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