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15 April 2011

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Municipal Electoral Office readying itself for 18 May 2011 THULA UMTHWALO ADMINISTRATORS

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The Municipal Electoral Office in Burgersfort in the old municipal building was a hive of activity on Wednesday. Candidate lists for the elction (Proportional Representation and Wards) were put up on the notice board on the outside of the building where the public can go and have a look at who they want to vote for. These list were also available on the IEC’s website on Wednesday, but by Thursday were removed again, but will probably again be available soon. In the mean time election placards of political parties has started to appear all over town and in the rest of the municipality, promising a heated fight. What Platinum Gazette could gather from

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what it could see on the candidates’ lists on the IEC website before it became temporarily unavailable online, was that political parties in the municipal area registered their candidates with vigour, with old enemies, and new ones appearing on the lists. They will now go and try to get voters to vote for them on 18 May. The list of Proportional Representative from which voters can pick, spans about seven pages of names, indicating that opposition parties was not deterred by the result of the 2006 election and hope for a better performance this time. If you are tired of the people representing you at this time, now is the time to make a change, if you are registered to vote on 18 May 2011.

Brigalia Bam says: ‘Be tolerant’ Speaking at a ceremony earlier this week where the leaders of political parties were to sign the Electoral Code of Conduct, the Eelection Head said she hoped the disappointment of those not elected “will not lead to anything that is negative”. “Without multiparty tolerance we will slide into the tyranny of the majority. Each political party must be willing to compromise and work together.” Bam said a survey conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission had revealed that more South Africans than ever intended voting in this election. She said South Africans were highly politicised and would closely watch the May 18 elections, which will be the third since the country became a democracy in 1994. This year, 53 596 candidates and 121 parties would contest the elections, compared to the 45 179 candidates and 97 parties in 2006. Leaders present at the ceremony included the Democratic Alliance’s Helen Zille, the Inkatha Freedom Party’s Mangosuthu Buthelezi and the Freedom Front Plus’s Pieter Mulder. It was not clear who would sign the pledge for the ANC as the party’s representative had not arrived at the start of proceedings.

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Interesting local government election statistics

Getting higher and higher

Construction at De Hoop Dam is progressing rapidly, as can be seen from this recent photograph. Mr Johannes Segafa of the Department of Water Affairs in Limpopo says they dam will be ready for first impoundment by the end of September this year, while construction continue. The whole project is scheduled to be completed some time next year.

(Source: Independent Electoral Commission)

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Crime Snippets On 10 April the Tubatse SAPS arrested a 29-year old man for assault with the purpose to inflict grievous bodily harm. The man is suspected on assaulting his 23-year old neighbour in

Bothashoek village on 9 April. The suspect appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate’s court on 11 April and the case was postponed to 4 May 2011. He was granted R1000 bail.

The Tubatse SAPS arrested a 28year old man on 10 April. He was arrested on charges of assaulted with the purpose to inflict grievous bodily harm. He allegedly assaulted a 26-year old man in Bothashoek on 9 April.

The suspect appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on 11 April and was not granted bail. He was due to appear in court again yesterday. By the time of going to press more was not known about the outcome of the case.

A 37-year old man was arresed on 10 April by the Tubatse SAPS. The man was arrested on charges of assault with the purpose to inflict grievous bodily harm. The suspect is accused of assaulting a 42-year old man in Ga-Madiseng

Village on the night of 9 April 2011. The suspect appeared inthe Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on 11 April and was granted bail of R1000. He will appear in court again on 5 May 2011.

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SDM concludes IDP consultation process The Sekhukhune District Municipality has concluded its IDP consultations for 20112016 on Tuesday 12th April 2011. The last sessions were held in Winterveld outside Steelpoort and involved the business people, mining houses and labour formations. The consultations, which started on the 22nd March 2011, saw the Executive Mayor of the District Municipality Cllr Mogobo David Magabe together with his team visiting more than fifty villages across the district and a variety of stakeholders. The Executive Mayor and his team including local mayors, members of mayoral committee and councilors engaged communities around critical issues of development such as ongoing and new infrastructural projects (water, sanitation, roads, electricity, landfill sites etc). “As we mark the end of this process, we need to take stock of the challenges confronting our people. Indeed Government has done much to uplift the standard of living of our people, but we acknowledge that more still need to be done”, said the

Executive Mayor Cllr Mogobo David Magabe. “The people have spoken and government has listened. Now is the time for us to implement the turn-around strategy and deliver quality services to our people. We are fully committed to work with our people as we have done during the apartheid past and in our current democratic regime” said the Executive Mayor Cllr Mogobo David Magabe. The district has a budget of R879 million for the financial year 2011-2012. It is clear that we need to allocate more resources to water as it represent the most critical challenge. An amount of 141 million has been put aside for water. It is worth noting that the IDP consultations where not a smooth ride.At some villages in Greater Tubatse Municipality some communities disrupted meetings complaining about issues ranging from relationships with councilors and mines. Finally, the district municipality believes that the legacy of centuries of apartheid can’t be undone in seventeen years of democracy and freedom.

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EXCO approves name changes

Five years fatality free operations at Modikwa Platinum “The avoidance of fatal accidents starts with reducing the number of incidents and lost time injuries”. Modikwa Platinum Mine is pleased to announce the achievement of Five (5) years Fatality Free at 06:00 on the 12th April 2011. Modikwa became the county leaders and joined the ranks of a select few mines in South Africa when they achieved 7 000 000 fatality free shifts in September 2010. This has now been improved to the major milestone of five (5) years fatality free. Added to this remarkable achievement Modikwa has been notified by the Department of Mineral Resources that we have been awarded the DMR Safety Achievement Flag for Platinum Mines which will be proudly flow at Modikwa throughout 2011. This huge safety success is attributable to the diligent adherence to standards and the practicing of one of the Modikwa core values “of caring for each other”. Excellent communication and understanding by employees and by the

Unions and Associations on the reduction of risks and elimination of unsafe acts, and the working together with the relevant Governmental departments played a major role, but, ultimately the reward for this safe performance goes to the employees in that they have not injured themselves, and in making Modikwa a safe mine to work at, they enjoy the benefits. The avoidance of fatal accidents starts with reducing the number of incidents and lost time injuries. This in turn reduces the serious injuries and ones that can easily become fatal. Thus there has been an all round improvement in the general safety on the mine indicated by the measurement of incident free days per month which have already exceeded 77% being incident free! Modikwa currently sits on some 7 800 000 Fatality free shifts with the projection of 8 000 000 Fatality Free Shifts being attained in Mid June 2011.

The last meeting of Executive Council (EXCO) of Limpopo Province in the 2010/11 financial year took place recently and was held at the time when the provincial government departments are about to conclude the process of tabling departmental budget vote speeches in the provincial legislature at Lebowakgomo. The EXCO appreciated that the budget vote speeches of various departments which have already been delivered resonate well

The EXCO approved the proposed name change by the Department of Local Government and Housing to the Department of Co-Operative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs subject to the approval by the Department of Public Service and Administration and the Presidency. This change was necessitated by the new configuration at national level following the 2009 elections that led to the change of

The Office of the Premier confirmed that the Premier’s Hotline started to operate on 7 April 2011. Number is: 0800 864 729 with government’s call to make 2011 the year of job creation. EXCO noted the following reports: * The Office of the Premier confirmed that the Premier’s Hotline started to operate on 7 April 2011. The Premier’s Hotline is designed to assist the members of the public to, among others, get information about government services and programmes, report problems or complain about service delivery matters and share views or provide solutions to challenges confronting their communities.

name of the Department of Provincial and Local Government to Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, and the Department of Housing to Department of Human Settlements. The approved name change also accommodates the unit of Traditional Affairs that was transferred from the Office of the Premier to the Department of Local Government and Housing. The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will embark on a series of activities across the province to mark the celebration of April as Freedom Month.

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Dis rally tyd op Lydenburg Die verdedigende Suid-Afrikaanse kampioene, Kallie en Quintin Sullwald, het die uitputtingstryd tydens ‘n dramatiese Toyota-handelaars 400, die tweede ronde van die Absa-Veldrenkampioenskap wat Saterdag by Lydenburg ten einde geloop het, gewen en hul eerste sege van die seisoen in die Spesiale Voertuigkategorie aangeteken.

Die pa- en seun-span in die Elegant FuelBAT was ongeveer nege minute voor die man- en vrou-span, Marius en Jolinda Fourie in die PHB-BAT wat ‘n uitstekende resultaat aangeteken het deur tweede algeheel en eerste in Klas P te eindig. Dit was ‘n eerste podiumposisie en Klas P-sege vir die Fouries wat aan hul eerste volledige seisoen op nasionale vlak deelneem.

When all is not going so well For driver Archie Rutherford and his codriver Mike Lawrenson things did not go according to plan. By the time the team reached spectator point number 11 on the first leg they had serious problems on various systems on their vehicle. They made a quick stop to talk to their family/support team who promptly let the team waiting in the pits know about it. They had to retire after the first leg.

Herman en Wichard Sullwald (Sullwald Racing-SVR) het die finale podiumposisie ingepalm na ‘n ren wat sy tol op al die spanne geëis het. Die Sullwalds het regdeur die ren ratkasprobleme ondervind en het die laaste 120 kilometer-sirkelroete voltooi met die voertuig wat in derde rat vasgehaak het. Swaar reën in die Mpumalanga-omgewing het vir ‘n nat en glibberige roete gesorg met lang gras wat dit moeilik gemaak het om die pad te lees. ‘n Knap roete en ‘n paar brutale rivierkruisings en moddergate het veroorsaak dat net 13 spanne in die Spesiale Voertuigkategorie die ren kon voltooi. Een spesifieke verraderlike kruising het die organiseerders verplig om die roete ná die tweede van die drie sirkelroetes waaruit die byeenkoms bestaan het, te verander. Nadat die voertuie om die kruising gery het, is die spanne gehergroepeer en het hulle die ren weer met een minuut-intervalle aangepak.

‘n Groot hoeveelheid spanne kon nie die ren voltooi nie en verrassingsresultate is deur Boela Botes en Johan Pretorius (Botes Vervoer-BAT) en Jacques Wheeler en Siegfried Rousseau (Orangeworks-BAT) aangeteken wat die top vyf afgerond het.

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To give them two days more or not? The Department of Education has allowed schools to take the two work days falling on March 28 and 29 off. This will result in an Easter Holiday stretching from Good Friday on 22 April until 3 May 2011. Schools for the second term started this week and will be open less than two weeks before the Easter long weekend will arrive. According to the Education Department’s spokeperson, Granville Whittle, the schools that are taking the time off are required to submit a plan to the Department to indicate how they will make up for the lost time. We asked readers how they felt about these two days of holiday for learners and teachers. We also asked what their plans for the rest period will be.

Mr Zakes Mtsweni said: “That one is not good. Especially matrics should put in some extra effort. There should be no school closures. They also need winter classes because be want good results”.

Mr Ben Sibindi said: “They should go to school. Last year they wasted time with the World Cup. Now they must go to school - even on Saturdays. It is not so long then it is the June holidays again”.

Mnr. Louis Pieterse sê: “Dit kan goed of sleg wees. Hulle sal minder werk in kry, maar dis lekker vir die kinders. Ek gaan daardie tyd Groblersdal toe”.

Mr David Matemane said: “They should be going to school on those days. The public servants are already disagreeing on an increase of 4.8% and are about to go on strike, so they must not lose any more days”.

Mr Daniel Moshoana said: “It is not a good thing. The Easter Holidays are too long. It will make us lag behind. Those days should have been used to make up for time lost”. Mr Moshoana is a teacher and principal.

Ms Shadi Phasha said: “It is a problem. They should go to school. We will be going to church”.

Me Liezl Kirchner sê: “Nee, hou vakansie! Wat gaan nog 2 dae verskil maak? Ons sal seker weggaan”.

Ms. Nakedi mashiloane said: “I don’t support it. We’ve already lost a lot of time. They may not be able to cover the syllabus. April has so many holidays already”.

Mr Thomas Mdhlala said: “They are just teaching the kids to be lazy. They’ve just come back from a 2 weeks break”.

Ms Hellen Selahle (left) and Ms Eniccah Maimela said: “It is good. We are not going to spend money for pocket money for the children”. With them is Terry Bopape who will enjoy his days off from school.

Me O’Dilhea Keulder (links) sê: “Dis goed vir die kinders maar sleg vir die onnies want ons moet ekstra kontaktyd insit. Ons kry familie vir daardie tyd”. Sy is van Calvin College. Me. Anja van der Westhuizen sê: “Dit is goed omdat die meeste myne toemaak, maar dit is sleg want tyd word van die onderwysers weggevat. Daar is net 37 skooldae oor voor die eksamen. Ons gaan weg vir daardie tyd”. Sy is van Laerskool Burgersfort.

Mnr. Schalk Loots sê: “Ons sal seker weggaan. Daar is soveel vakansiedae, watse verskil sal nog 2 maak? Hulle moes eintlik die skoolvakansie oor die paasnaweek laat val het”. By hom is Erise en Elisma.


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Joshua Generation students on field trips Joshua Generation send their students on Field Trips during the first term. The Gr.00 students visited Winterveld Club in Steelpoort for a Sensory and Tasting experience. The Gr.0 students visited the Post Office in Steelpoort and the Gr.1 students visited Power Bake in Burgersfort. “On behalf of the staff and students we would like to thank the above businesses for the special way in which they treated us, they really made our staff and children feel welcome” said Ms Leigh van der Walt. (Photographs: Joshua Generation) Left: Students at Power Bake in Burgersfort.

Top left: The grade 00 students at Winterveld Club. They had a sensory and tasting tour at the Club.

Right: The grade 1 students visited the Post Office in Steelpoort.

Kennisgewings/Notices TSEBIŠO KA GA TOKELO YA GO BA LE MOEPO (MRA), YA TSHEPEDIŠO YA TEKOLO YA SEABE GO TIKOLOGO (EIA), YA KGOPELO YA LAESENTSHE YA TAOLO YA DITLAKALA (WMLA) LE KGOPELO YA LAESENTSHE YA TŠHOMIŠO YE E KOPANTŠWEGO YA MEETSE (IWULA) TŠA GO HLONGWA GA MOEPO WO O ŠIŠINTŠWEGO WA VEREMO MAGNETITE KGAUSWI LE ROOSSENEKAL, KA PHROBENTSHENG YA LIMPOPO. Le tsebišwa gore Veremo Minerals (Pty) Ltd e dira ditshepedišo tša tumelelo tše di fapafapanego tša moepo wa nkoti wo o bulegilego wo o šišintšwego wa maknethaete. Moepo wo o šišintšwego o tla bewa dikarolong tše di latelago tša naga tše di lego dikhilometara tše di ka bago tše lesometshela (16) ka leboa la Stoffberg le dikhilometara tše lesomepedi (12) ka bodikela bja Roossenekal, ka Phrobentsheng ya Limpopo  Karolo ya karolo ya 2 ya polasa ya Paardekloof 176 JS,  Bogolo bjo bo šetšego bja polasa ya The Wedge 175 JS , le  Dikarolo tša 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 tša polasa ya Duikerskrans 173 JS. Ke maikemišetšo a Veremo go rafa borale bjo bo gogotšwego bja go huma ka maknethaete bjo bo epšwago gabonolo mo lebakeng la mengwaga ye 30. Tumelelo ya e a nyakega mo mošomong wa moepo wo o šišintšwego go latela melao ye e latelago:  Karolo ya 22 le ya 39(1) tša Molao wa Tlhabollo ya Methopo ya Diminerale le Phethroliamo (MPRDA) (Molao wa 28 wa 2002), ka ge o fetošitšwe (MPRDA) (Kgopelo ya Tokelo ya Moepo go Kgoro ya Methopo ya Diminerale (DMR));  Karolo ya 24(2) le ya 24(D) tša Molao wa Taolo ya Tikologo wa Bosetšhaba, wa 1998 (Molao wa 107 wa 1998) (NEMA) ka ge o badilwe le Tsebišo ya Mmušo ya R543 (Molawana wa 26 go fihla ka wa 34) le wa R545 wa Melawana ya Tekolo ya Seabe go Tikologo, ya 2010 (Kgopelo ya Tumelelo ya Tikologo go Kgoro ya Tlhabollo ya Ekonomi, Tikologo le Boeti ya Limpopo (LEDET)); 

Karolo ya 19(1) le ya 20(b) tša Molao wa Taolo ya Ditlakala tša Tikologo wa Bosetšhaba (Molao wa 59 wa 2008), (NEMWA) ka ge o badilwe le Tsebišo ya Mmušo ya Nomoro ya 718 Legoro la B (Kgopelo ya Laesentshe ya Taolo ya Ditlakala go Kgoro ya Merero ya Tikologo ya Bosetšhaba (DEA)); le  Karolo ya 21 ya Molao wa Meetse wa Bosetšhaba (Molao wa 36 wa 1998) (NWA) (Kgopelo ya Laesentshe ya Tšhomišo ye e Kopantšwego ya Meetse (IWUL) go Kgoro ya Merero ya Meetse (DWA)). Ka kgopelo o tsebišwa gore Pego ye e Thadilwego ya Seabe go Tikologo le Lenaneo la Taolo ya Tikologo di ngwadilwe ka go Karolo ya 49 ya Molao wa Tlhabollo ya Methopo ya Diminerale le Phethroliamo (MPRDA) gomme di a hwetšagala gore batho ba dire ditshwaotshwao. Dikhopi tša dingwalwa tše di a hwetšagala mafelong ao a latelago go lekodišišwa:  Bokgobapukung bja setšhaba bja Roossenekal go thoma ka 7h30 go fihla ka16h15 Matšatšing a gare ga beke (go sa akaretšwe Matšatši a Maikhutšo a Setšhaba) ka 143 Hugo Street, Roossenekal (Motho yo le ka ikgokaganyago le yena: Rachel Malatjie (013) 273-0056)  Steelpoort Akademie go thoma ka 8h00 go fihla ka 13h30 Matšatšing a gare ga beke (go sa akaretšwe Matšatši a Maikhutšo a Setšhaba) ka Polaseng ya Gold mine, Polokwane Road, Steelpoort, 1133 (Motho yo le ka ikgokaganyago le yena: Christelle van der Merwe (013) 2309341/2) Go hwetša tshedimošo ka botlalo le/goba go romela ditshwaotshwao ka ga protšeke ye, le kgopelwa go ikgokaganya le Robert Kruger/Cherie Matebesi go The MSA Group, P.O. Box 81356, Parkhurst, 2120. Mogala: (011) 880 4209 Fekese: (011) 880 2184 goba Emeile: ka la goba pele ga Labobedi la 12 Mei 2011.

Tsebišo ka ga Kopano ya Setšhaba ya Mang le Mang: Re laletša batho ka moka bao ba nago le kgahlego le/goba bao ba Amegago go tsenela Kopano ya Setšhaba ya Mang le Mang, go hlagiša le go ahlaahla protšeke ye e šišintšwego ka Labone, la 5 Mei 2011, ka Holong ya Setšhaba ya Roossenekal (magahlanong a mebila ya Hugo & Willemse 143, Roossenekal). O amogetšwe go tsenela Kopano ya Setšhaba ya Mang le Mang, ka nako efe goba efe gareng ga 11h00 le 18h00. Go hwetša tshedimošo ka botlalo, ka kgopelo o se ke wa dikadika go ikgokaganya le kantoro ya rena, mo dinomorong tša boikgokaganyo tše di filwego ka godimo.

NOTICE OF MINING RIGHT APPLICATION (MRA), ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS (EIA), WASTE MANAGEMENT LICENSE APPLICATION (WMLA) AND INTEGRATED WATER USE LICENSE APPLICATION (IWULA) FOR THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VEREMO MAGNETITE MINE NEAR ROOSSENEKAL, LIMPOPO PROVINCE. INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE Notice is hereby given that Veremo Minerals (Pty) Ltd is undertaking various authorisation processes for the proposed establishment of an open pit magnetite mine. The proposed mine will be located on the following portions of land located approximately sixteen (16) kilometres north of Stoffberg and twelve (12) kilometres west of Roossenekal, Limpopo Province  A portion of portion 2 of the farm Paardekloof 176 JS,  The remaining extent of the farm The Wedge 175 JS , and  Portions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of the farm Duikerskrans 173 JS. It is Veremo’s intention to mine the weathered, free-dig magnetite-rich ore for a period of approximately 30 years. Authorisation is required for this proposed mining operation in terms of the following legislation:  Section 22 and 39(1)of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002), as amended (MPRDA) (Application for a Mining Right from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR));  Section 24(2) and 24(D) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA) as read with Government Notice R543 (Regulation 26 to 34) and R545 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2010 (Application for Environmental Authorisation from the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET));  Section 19(1) and 20(b) of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act 59 of 2008), (NEMWA) as read with the Government Notice No. 718 Category B (Application for a Waste Management License from the National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)); and  Section 21 of the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) (NWA) (Application for an Integrated Water Use License (IWUL) from the Department of Water Affairs (DWA)). Please be advised that the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Environmental Management Programme have been compiled ito of Section 49 of the MPRDA and are available for comment. Copies of the documents are available at the following venues for review:  Roossenekal Public Library from 7h30 to 16h15 Weekdays (excluding Public Holidays) at 143 Hugo Street, Roossenekal (Contact Person: Rachel Malatjie (013) 273-0056)  Steelpoort Akademie from 8h00 to 13h30 Weekdays (excluding Public Holidays) at Farm Gold mine, Polokwane Road, Steelpoort, 1133 (Contact Person: Christelle van der Merwe (013) 2309341/2) For more information and/or to submit comments on the project, please contact Robert Kruger/Cherie Matebesi at The MSA Group, P.O. Box 81356, Parkhurst, 2120. Tel: (011) 880 4209 Fax: (011) 880 2184 or E-mail: on or before Tuesday 12 May 2011.

Notice of Public Open House: We are inviting all Interested and/or Affected Parties to attend a Public Open House, to present and discuss the proposed project, on Thursday, 5 May 2011, at Roossenkal Public Hall (c/o Hugo & Willemse Street 143, Roossenekal). You are welcome to attend the Open House, anytime between 11h00 and 18h00. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our office, on the contact details provided above.

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15 APRIL 2011



Kruppel Buffels wys hulle kan nog Die S.A. National Golden Oldies Rugby Toernooi het in Port Elizabeth plaasgevind vanaf 31 Maart – 2 April 2011. 22 Spanne het aan die toernooi deelgeneem waarvan die Kruppel Buffels van Steelpoort een van die spanne was. “Die gees was ongelooflik onder al die Golden Oldies spelers” vertel Hannes Kruger. Vrydag 1 April het die Kruppel Buffels teen die Western Old Cats van Randfontein gespeel. Die gewilde “Thys die Bosveldklong” het

ook vir die Kruppel Buffels gespeel in hierdie wedstryd. “Glo dit of nie, maar hy het die volle wedstryd uitgehou” sê Hannes. Saterdag, 2 April, het die Kruppel Buffels teen Brakpan Oldies gespeel. Die Kruppel Buffels het die toernooi gewen en die belangrikste trofee huis toe gebring. “Die bestuur van die Kruppel Buffels wil elke speler bedank vir die goeie gees tydens die toernooi. Ons wil ook hiermee al ons borge bedank in besonder vir Lotha Mining Supplies wat ons hele kit geborg het. Sonder die borge sou die toer nie moontlik gewees het nie” sê Hannes. (Foto’s en inligting: Kruppel Buffels).

Betrekkings/Vacancies A vacancy exists for an: Electrician – Night Shift C2 Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of Electrician – night Shift at Modikwa Platinum Mine South Business Unit, reporting to the Logistics Supervisor. REQUIREMENTS · Must have completed an Apprenticeship, and be in possession of a recognized appropriate Trade Test Certificate. · Must have at least 2 years experience in a mining environment · Must be in possession of a valid Certificate of Fitness (Red Ticket). · Minimum of Grade 10 Certificate. · High tension and Medium tension switching experience · Programmable Logic Controllers experience would be to the applicant advantage. · Cable joint experience. · Mine Sub Station Maintenance experience. · Must be willing to work permanent night shift. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES · Maintaining and Installation of all electrical equipment / components. · Maintain Safety and Loss Control for specified areas. · Apply Guidelines, Standard Specifications and Procedures for Systems. · Fault finding on electrical systems · Basic rigging work · Legal inspections and log books · Installation and maintenance on pumps and fans · Good House Keeping · Ensure safety and standard compliance at work PACKAGE The package will be in accordance with the Modikwa package schedules. APPLICATIONS Applications to be made to Walter Maphanga, HR Generalist (Email – Fax Number 015 – 418 3084) CLOSING DATE The closing date for all applications is 21 April 2011. Should you not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, you should assume that your application has not been successful. Applications from Historically Disadvantaged South Africans (HDSA) will receive preference

A vacancy exists for a: Logistics Supervisor (Trackless Foreman) - C5 Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of Logistics Supervisor at Modikwa Platinum Mine South Shaft Business Unit. Reporting to the Logistics Leader. REQUIREMENTS · Appropriate Trade Qualification. (Earthmoving Artisan or Diesel Mechanic). · N3 or equivalent qualification at NQF Level 4. · Basic Computer Literacy. MS Office Package. SAP would be an advantage. · Knowledge of applicable laws and standards. · Project Management experience would be an advantage. · Valid driving licence code 08. · Basic supervisory skills. · Certificate of Fitness (Red Ticket). TECHNICAL WORK RESPONSIBILITIES · At least 5 years Trackless Equipment experience in a mining environment. · All mechanical equipment and installations compliance to legal standards. · Machinery within area of responsibility meets operational standards. · Machinery within area of responsibility is maintained to planned targets. · Material management. · Standard operating procedures are applied in the execution of tasks. · Safety measures and precautions are implemented and maintained as stipulated. · All reports and required legal records are maintained as stipulated. · Hazard identification and risk assessments. · SHE Compliance. WORK DESCRIPTION The Logistics Supervisor is a 2.9.2. Appointment in terms of the MHS Act and is responsible for the supervision of the maintenance and installation of the Trackless mechanical equipment and services. It includes the administration and management of assigned resources within the designated area towards effective operation of the Business Area. PACKAGE The package will be in accordance with the Modikwa package schedules. APPLICATIONS Applications to be made to Jane Makudubela, Acting Human Resources Officer (Email – / Fax Number 015 – 418 3084). CLOSING DATE The closing date for all applications is 21 April 2011. Should you not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, you should assume that your application has not been successful. Applications from Historically Disadvantaged South Africans (HDSA) will receive preference


15 APRIL 2011


Klein Advertensies • Smalls

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

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

1. Sport Klubs/ Sport Clubs GSKA Karate Maandae & Woensdae van 17h30 – 19h00 by Calvin Collage. Almal welkom van 6 jaar en ouer. Skakel Jolanda Hietbrink by 082 859 9681.

3. Dienste/ Services

4. Oornag Akkommodasie/ Overnight accommodation Mooifontein Guesthouse Accommodation in Burgersfort. R380 per person per day. Includes Bed & Breakfast, Lunch/ Supper & Laundry service. Contact: Judy, 082 308 9221/7


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Contact Platinum Gazette with all your news and events. Call the editor on: 083 271 9151 * To book an advertisement call Beánnla Celliers on 083 543 1676

“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

Betrekking Betroubare dame gesoek vir admin werk by gevestigde maatskappy se tak in Steelpoort. Kantoor agtergrond en goeie kommunikasie sal voordeel wees. Moet onder druk kan werk. Faks CV na 015 491 1239

NGULULU BULK CARRIERS Steelpoort Debtors Clerk


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Minimum Qualifications: GR 12 5 years plus experience in debtors, reconcilliations, data capturing & processing, invoicing and statement reconcilliations, payment allocations, tariff updates and general admin duties. Must be able to speak Afrikaans & English. Must be able to work well under pressure. Must be accurate, trust worthy, energetic, selfmotivated, hardworking. Standard salary package offered. Working hours 7H00 tot 16h30.

Applicants are invited to fax their CV to 086 271 5254 or e-mail Closing date: 6 May 2011 If you have not received a response within 15 days of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Klein Advertensies • Smalls Om ‘n klein advertensie te plaas kan u die onderstaande vorm volledig invul en aan ons faks (faks nr. 086 554 9031) saam met die depositostrokie of bewys van elektroniese oorplasing. Die faks moet ons teen voor 08:00 op ‘n Woensdag bereik. To place a small please complete

the form below in full and fax it with the proof of payment to 086 554 9031. The fax must reach us before 08:00 on a Wednesday.

Bankbesonderhede/Banking details: Platinum Gazette, ABSA, Tak/Branch: Lydenburg 334351, Rekeningnommer/Account number: 4072580313.



A flat rate of R50 per classified consisting of up to 20 words is charged. Should the advertisement have more words, an additional R1-00 per word is charged. This includes VAT. Please ensure that writing is legible as the newspaper will not accept any responsibility for mistakes due to illegible handwriting. Please keep your receipt or deposit slip as proof of payment and placement of the advertisement. Platinum Gazette reserves the right to judge whether to publish an advertisement or not. Enquiries: 083 543 1676 or 083 271 9151.

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Should you use this form or e-mail us, please confirm whether we’ve received your advert by calling 083 543 1676.


15 APRIL 2011



Dilokong Hospital vs Tubatse Masters On Saturday 9 April Dilokong Hospital hosted soccer games at Montrose sportsground. The first game was between the Burgersfort SAPS and Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality. Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality walked away as the winners with a score of 2-0. The second game was between the Tubatse Masters (yellow shirts) and Dilokong Hospital (red). After a slow start Dilokong Hospital took

the game 3-2. The final was a draw (2-2) between Dilokong Hospital and Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality.

Junior gholfspelers leer by kliniek Tubatse Chroom Gholf Klub het in die vakansie ‘n junior gholfkliniek aangebied. 25 Jong spelers het aan die dag deelgeneem. Die wat reeds kan speel het aan hul tegniek gewerk, terwyl ander van vooraf geleer is. Tien van hierdie spelers sal binnekort teen ‘n damespan speel. Daar sal een keer per maand ‘n dag vir die juniors en vir die dames gehou word om hulle spel te ontwikkel en bevorder. Die juniors tydens die kliniek saam met Martin van Rooyen. Foto: Martin van Rooyen

A draw for Maatlopo United FC Maatlopo United FC played against Makgalanotot Young Chiefs on Saturday last week. The game took place at Moroke and ended in a 0-0 draw. “It was a blow to our team because all our remaining five games were mustwin-games for us,” said Mr Jimmy Makola, the team’s spokesperson. “This draw gave Tubatse United an official ticket to the provincial play-offs should they win their two remaining games”. This week Maatlopo United will host Sekhukhune Arsenal at Moroke. The game will start at 15:00 on Saturday.


15 APRIL 2011

Platinum Gazette

SPORT Kolskoot kleiduifskiet Die Wildevy Manne het verlede Saterdag ‘n kleiduifskietdag gehou. Daar is tussen drie punte beweeg en by elke punt moes daar van verskillende merkers geskiet word. Die dag was groot pret en is afgesluit met potjiekos en ‘n boeredans.

Op ‘n veilige afstand het die deelnemers hul beurt afgewag. Daar was ook ‘n hele paar toeskouers wat kom ondersteun het.

Modikwa athletes run at Mponeng mine The Mining news 10km road race took place at Mponeng mine in Carletonville last weekend. Modikwa Marathon club was well represented at the annual race, where many of the mining houses’ teams compete. This very fast paced race was won by a Goldfields runner, kicking gold dust in everybody else’s eyes as the slogan on the running vest states. Peter Molapo again came in under the top 20 and said the fast pace of the shorter distance specialist was too fierce for him. All the other team members came in under 45min showing they are well on the way in the training for this year’s Comrades Marathon. The team will be in action at this weekend’s Loskop Marathon, from Middelburg to Loskop Right: Peter Molapo

dam, a 50km ultra Marathon. The teams would like to thank everybody for the great support they receive from Modikwa. “We would like to wish them best of luck for this weeks race!” management said. (All photographs: Willem Montgomery)

Veteran Albert Twala completes the race.

Master Runner Solomon Masedi.

Platinum Gazette 15 April 2011  

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

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