Page 1

Platinum Gazette Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad, Jane Furse

18 March 2011

Tel Fax

0832719151 (Editorial); 0835431676 (Advertisements) 0865549031/013-231 7147


State of Sekhukhune District Mayor gives update The Executive Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality, Cllr Mogobo David Magabe, has explained the state of the district last week Thurday to an audience of more than 2000 people at Elandskraal Stadium outside Marble Hall. Guests included members of Parliament, Mayors and traditional leaders. Cllr Magabe said as the tenure of the current district government draws to a close, it was important to “take stock of the strides made in our communities through provision of services and job creation”. According to Cllr Magabe the district has seen a fall in the rate of HIV/AIDS which, indicating a positive impact of government awareness campaigns on the pandemic. In terms of economic performance, he said the district’s economy is slowly transforming from production dominated, largely by primary sector activity, to a more developed economy that includes a tertiary sector. The Gross Domestic product by Region (GDPR) in the District contributed over the last year in excess of 12% towards Limpopo’s GDP. At the same time the district has seen a growth in employment between 2000-2009 and a decline in unemployment. He said the increase in employment was as a result of booming sectors such as mining expansions, wholesale and retail trade, construction and manufacturing sectors. Other milestones and challenges highlighted by the executive mayor include improved matric results from 40,3% in 2009 to 52,5% in 2010 saying “education remains the bedrock of development in every country”. In 2001 there were 774 primary and secondary schools within the District. The

number has increased by 16.5% to 905 as at the end of 2010. Since the introduction of a Bursary scheme in 2006, an amount of R2,5 million has been spend and 76 learners benefited. Access to piped water inside dwellings increased by 88.9% from 8728 in 2000 to 16 484 households in 2009, while access to piped water in yards increased from 34 964 to 42 653 households, representing a 22% increase. Access to communal piped water (less than 200 metres from the dwelling) reflected a 32.8% increase from 29 719 households to 39 456. Access to communal piped water more than 200 metres from the dwelling also demonstrated a 47.4% increase to 57 172 households from 38 797 in 2000. Cllr Magabe announced that the socalled Big Five Bulk Water Schemes in the district also created a sizeable number of jobs. These schemes are Nkadimeng Scheme; Olifantspoort Scheme; Groblersdal / Luckau Scheme; Mooihoek - Tubatse Regional Water Scheme; and Nebo Plateau Bulk Water Scheme. He stated that the schemes entailed 65 projects giving work to about 1000 people, full time and part time. These projects entail include construction of reservoirs, bulk pipe lines, pump stations, water teatment plants, access roads and other small projects. Referring to the construction of the much anticipated De Hoop Dam, he said the project has employed more than 800 local people so far. The dam is 56% complete and it is expected to be completed next year in October. Cllr Magabe said “we will pump water to our communities, mines, farms, and the business community in the District. We

want to clarify media reports suggesting that the dam will only supply mines and businesses to the exclusion of households. The water from De Hoop Dam will fit into all the schemes we have as a district”. Households without any form of sanitation in SDM decreased from 35 403 in 2000 to 13 035 in 2009. Along the same lines, the number of households with flush toilets increased from 15 515 in 2000 to 19 261 in 2009. The efforts to eradicate the bucket system appear to be on track with a 60% drop from 1330 in 2000 to 532 in 2009. Regarding electricity the mayor said “ Eskom is the main provider in the District and our role is confined to the provision of free basic electricity. It is estimated that as many as 224 villages are still without electricity, with an estimated backlog of 43 990 households. Government is currently involved in talks with other departments to deal with these backlogs in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals. The district municipality can’t hide the fact that more still need to be done on provision of electricity particularly in Greater Tubatse Municipality”. Speaking about the issue of corruption, Cllr Magabe said the District Municipality has established a Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) which has already started doing work. Together with anti-fraud and anticorruption strategies, the District Municipality aims to root out fraud and corruption. On rural development, the much awaited King Mampuru Township Development in Jane Furse is on course. Talks between the District and Pedi Mamone Tribal Kraal are at an advanced stage.To further deal with issues relating to mining development, a forum called: “Executive Mayor –Mayors and Mines General Managers Development Initiatives Forum” have been established. Discussions within the forum is at the moment exploring how it can be inclusive of other social partners such as traditional leaders. The mayor said of significant importance is the alignment of Social Labour Plans of mining houses to the Integrated

Stay cool with the right tool

24L Compressor @ R1040 Inverter Welder 160A @ R1369

Development Plan of the District and Local Municipalities. The District Municipality has increased their participation in government structures and assistance is provided to traditional leaders in order for them to meet both the individual or community expectations. Regarding the strategic path of the municipality, Executive Mayor Magabe said “Performance agreements for section 57 employees which will be signed this financial year will have job creation per as one of the key performance indicators. As part of this job creation drive, I have signed EPWP implementation plan with Minister responsible for Public works as well as Premier of the Province. Sekhukhune District Municipality is also committed to the terms of the phase 2 of EPWP target, of creating 5559 job opportunities by end of the 2011/2012 financial year”. In conclusion, the Executive Mayor said “Government is aware of the challenges still facing our people regarding empowerment, but I say the legacy of decades of apartheid underdevelopment and colonial oppression cannot be undone in only 17 years”.

DIY for others

Engines • Fenders • Bonnets • Grills • Bumpers • Head & Tail Lights • CV Joints • * Gearboxes Brake Pads • Aircon fans • Radiator fans • Condensers • Carburators • Crankshafts • Alternators • Starters • Shocks • Oil Filters • Crown and Pinions Rebuilds • Diffs • Ignitions • Radiators • Distributors Inverter Welder 200A @ R1 585 MIG 200 Inverter Welder @ R8 465 AC/DC 200A TIG Welder @ R8 620 250A Multi Process Welder @ R12 995

Ca$h Trader Visit Cash Trader behind ABSA bank, near Cheap Cheap

Tel: (013) 231 7140

Mr Tseke Sekhukhune of ECM was not afraid to shave his own head during ECM’s Shavathon last week Friday.

used & new m otor spares

Ryobi Baby Grinder @ R199 Ryobi Impact Drill @ R199 Petrol Waterpump 50mm @ R1750

© Platinum Gazette

Shop where Burgersfort, Morone Centre South Africa shops! Tel: (013) 231 8090 or 087 808 4022/3

BMW, Corolla, Tazz, Citi Golf, Polo Classic, Opel Astra, Sentra, Opel Corsa, Hyundai and much more

on sale


Mashifane Park (Ga-Mashamothane) • Cell: 076 848 3936


18 MARCH 2011


Celebrating 10 years of care for the disabled Lehlaba Protective Workshop for the mentally and physically handicapped celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. This group came from humble beginnings, caring for vulnerable individuals in the community. Over the years they’ve organised themselves into various categories in which they involve disabled people in the community. They have a poultry farm, do woodwork, matmaking, a day care centre and vegetable gardening. They are now so part of the community and fulfill in such a dire need that their efforts were recognised by the Department of Social Development who is currently completing a new building for them. The group depends heavily on donations from businesses and caring individuals, but they also sell some of their handiwork to supplement the income. They receive a subsidy from the Department of Social Development and this is used to buy food to provide to the children and members at the Workshop. The celebrations on Tuesday took place at their premises near Riba Cross. Without lots of politicians involved, the proceedings started fairly on time. Messages of


DEBT GETTING YOU UNDER? If you need assistance in debt garnishing you or you don’t earn enough to pay your monthly installment, please do not hesitate to call us for assistance. We will help you by putting you under administration where you only pay one installment per month and no more threats from creditors. All we need is your id, 3 payslips and all debt statements. Call THAPELO in BURGERSFORT @ 074 382 0211 for a FREE consultation!!

Platinum Gazette Advertising deadline: Tuesdays at 17:00 Editorial deadline: Wednesdays 17:00 Platinum Gazette contact details: Editorial: William Zwart Tel: 083 271 9151 E-mail: Advertising: Beánnla Celliers Tel: 083 543 1676 E-mail: Fax: 086 554 9031/013-231 7147 Postal address: P O Box 2208, Burgersfort, 1150 Website: Printers: Printed by Paarl Coldset (Pty) Ltd, 83 Heidelberg Road, City Deep Production Park, City Deep. Copyright: All rights concerning any advertisement and / or other material contained in the Platinum Gazette are expressly reserved in terms of Section 12 (7) of the Copyright Act (98 of 1978).

encouragement and congratulations were given by representatives of various mines, shops, the SAPS and Dilokong Hospital. Tubatse Ferrochrome also donated a freezer, sound system and first aid kit to the group. The group had two birthday cakes and food was prepared with great joy (see photograph at the bottom of the page). Lots of singing and dancing completed the day of celebrations and congratulations. The group will move into the new

building as soon as it is completed, it is however still empty and needs to furnished with equipment and furniture. They will share this building with a satellite office for the Tubatse SAPS doing Sector Policing in the area. Business in the area who would like to become involved with the Lehlaba Protective Workshop can contact them on 073 250 7630 or 082 363 9489 or e-mail:

18 MAART 2011



Japan’s nuclear crisis has hit demand for platinum group metals (PGM), with some of the world’s top auto makers forced to halt production of vehicles that use the metals for autocatalysts. After Friday’s earthquake in Japan, platinum has notched its biggest two-day loss in four months, and palladium also lost as much as 7 percent. Both metals partially recovered on Wednesday. Japan is by far the largest single user of platinum. In 2010, it accounted for nearly a fifth of global platinum autocatalyst demand, and 15 percent of world palladium demand. Car makers are the biggest buyers of platinum and palladium. PGMs are used as catalytic converters and particulate filters to clean exhaust fumes from tailpipes. Platinum group metals, also used for jewelry, were already under pressure from mounting political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, which threatened the global economy. Market analysts say if the automobile production in Japan is disrupted due to power outages and dislocation, the negative impact is going to be felt more by the PGM than any other metals and the shortfall in Japanese auto production cannot be fully made up by outside producers because of parts and other supply chain issues. Until vehicle production is restored in Japan, it is unclear how much PGM demand may be lost. Japanese car makers, led by Toyota, are struggling to restart production amid a shortage of parts and workers after the quake. Toyota has halted operations at its 12 main assembly plants, and lost production is estimated at 95 000 vehicles. Other major car makers including Nissan and Honda also stopped production after Friday’s earthquake crippled roads, railways and ports. It is thought that the drop in car production will only have a temporary effect on metal prices. Authorities may, however, be concerned about the wider effects of the disaster on industry, with Tokyo Electric Power initiating black-outs across Japan until the end of April, while there was also a fire at a Cosmo Oil refinery. “I would say the biggest risk is power,” Takuji Okubo, chief Japan economist at Societe Generale, told news agencies. There are also concerns that Japan’s export-led economy could suffer if the Yen, already close to a 16-year high against the dollar, strengthens further. Japan is also the second-largest consumer of platinum jewelry after China. Jewelry demand as well as investment, whether physical or speculative, is also likely to suffer in the short term.

Image: graphic representation of Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant.

Local relevance of the Japan catastrophy

Charity from the Police On 10 March 2011 Tubatse Cluster Women‘s Network conducted a campaign in Ohrigstad. The cluster women‘s network is formed by female police personnel from Tubatse cluster which is comprised of SAPS Tubatse in Praktiseer, Burgersfort, Mecklenburg (Moroke), Leboeng and Ohrigstad. The campaign was led by Lieutenant Colonel Mahlaola, Captain Sithole and Captain Ntsopi. A needy family was identified in Ga Maepa village. The family of Tshwarelo Maseko (10 years) received food parcels and he received a school uniform from the women. On the same day the women proceeded to hold a road block between Ohrigstad and Leboeng. 103 motor vehicles were searched and one person was arrested in possession illegal cd‘s.


Blossom Lite Medium Fat Spread 500g Brick


Brookes Super 7 Concentrate Assorted 1 Litre

1099 Liqui Fruit Assorted 1 Litre


Eskort Shoulder Bacon 200g


OK Rice 2kg

White Star Super Maize Meal 5kg

1999 Promotion until 21 March 2011.

Morone Centre, Burgersfort Tel: (013) 231 8090 or 087 808 4022/3 OK Minimark TTel: el: (013) 231 7227


18 MARCH 2011


Modikwa Concentrator Plant achieves 12 months Lost Time Injury record Modikwa Platinum Mine achieved a 12 month record without Lost time Injure as well as Serious Injuries on 10 March 2011 at the Concentrator Plant. At a media briefing the management in charge of safety and operations at the Concentratore Plant explained that they constantly assess and address problems, are proactive and try to learn from problems at other mines in the area. They are constantly seeking to improve their performance on the safety front. Employees at the Plant were congratulated and messages of encouragement were also given by the various unions.

Caring for the community Modikwa Platinum Mine has in the past few weeks been donating many things to the community in the area. School uniforms were delivered to schools in the area and on Saturday last week toys were donated to the Dilokong Hospital peadiatric ward. Athletes from Modikwa Platinum and Mine Business Leader, Mr Sean O’Connor handed the toys to the children in the ward. Ms Maria Mashishi (CEO of Dilokong Hospital and Mr Jacky Digomo (from the District Office of the Dept. of Health) were also present.

Mr Sean O’Connor with Ms M. Mashishi.

18 MAART 2011





Swem Swem Boetie Boetie swem swem

In 35°C was die water heerlik koel en het die ouers nie omgegee vir ‘n bietjie nat spat nie. Soms is daar effe vroeg weggespring (foto onder), maar meestal het die swemmers onder luide toejuiging geswem.

Change your life for the better...get rid of debt

Visit a registered Debt Counsellor as soon as your debt gets out of hand to help you make a plan to eventually be debt free. © Platinum Gazette

Registered Debt Counsellor & Administrator Next to Toyota, Burgersfort. Tel: (013) 231 8322 E-mail:

(RegNo: No:NCRDC NCRDC487) 487) (Reg

18 MARCH 2011 Laerskool Burgersfort het verlede week Vrydag hulle skoolgala gehou. Die gala is vir die eerste keer laatmiddag gehou sodat die ouers dit ook kon bywoon. Daar is verskillende style oor een of twee lengtes van die swembad geswem. Die Haaiespan het uiteindelik die dag gewen. Die Junior Victor Ludorum was Jaco Burger, die Junior Victrix Ludorum was Coelette Erasmus. Die Senior Victor Ludorm was Juan Ludick en die Senior Victrix Ludorum Zandria Wheeler. Die skool het Burgersfort Toyota bedank vir die medaljes wat hulle geborg het.

18 MAART 2011



Do the Proteas have what it takes? Do the South African cricket team, the Proteas, have what it takes to get them all the way to the final and maybe a win in the ICC Cricket World Cup? Playing in India, the team have had ups and downs. This week they beat Ireland to secure their place in the quarterfinals. The team however gave a nailbiting performance against India and lost to England. After the game against India Ms Lerato Molekutu, spokesperson for the team, said that wicketkeeper Morné van Wyk’s performance behind the stumps were heavily influenced after he accidentally took a sleeping pill just before the game. Van Wyk apparently confused the sleeping pill with a vitamin pill. During the game Van wyk missed three possible catches and managed to contribute only 5 runs to the 297 runs by South Africa. On Tuesday he made up for his ‘sleepy’ performance in the previous game. He made 42 runs and four brilliant catches in the game against Ireland. Although the Proteas are already going through to the next round, they still have one game left before the quarterfinal knockout. They will play against Bangladesh on Saturday. Captain Greame Smith told the media that they are not worried about who they will face in the quarterfinals as this will be a must-wingame to proceed. By the time of going to press it was not yet known whether they will play against Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand or Sri Lanka. We asked readers whether they follow the Cricket World Cup as they did the Fifa Soccer World Cup last year and if they feel South Africa have what it takes to bring the cup home? They also gave their comments on how aggressive the team will be in the game agaist Bangladesh tomorrow.

Mnr. Roelf Burger sê: “Ja, ons volg dit en weet hulle kan dit maak tot in die finaal. Hulle kan daar wen. Al het hulle gekwalifiseer sal hulle steeds voluit speel teen Bangladesj”. By hom is Jaco.

Mr P Mahapela said: “Ja, I follow it. Apart from a few games it was perfect. They will worry about a win on Saturday”.

Ms Boitshepo Kobe (left) said: “What cricket? I’m not interested. Anyway, how should you follow it? In Burgersfort there is no TV or radio signal”. Ms Brenda Rabede said: “I’m happy they went to the quarter final and I think they will make us proud”.

Mnr. Albert en en me. Joey George sê: “Ons volg dit wanneer ons kan. Soos hulle nou aangaan kan hulle wen in die finaal. Ons was net baie teleursgesteld toe hulle teen Engeland verloor het”.

Mr Martin and Ms Jane Mashele said: “We do follow the cricket. They will make it to the final. So far we think they can win the Cup - we failed with the soccer but this one will come to South Africa. They are improving.”

Mr Zane Hlatshwayo and Mr Thabiso Mkhabela said: “They will go for it on Saturday. They will go for another win. They will go to the final for sure. Whether they win there depends. It was sad when they previously lost to Australia, this time they’ve got the courage”.

Me. Jenny-Lee de Klerk en Mnr. Richard Purse sê: “Nee, ons volg dit nie regtig nie, maar ons is bly hulle is deur na die kwarteindrondte. Ons is Proudly South African”.

Me. Hertha van Zyl sê: “Ja, ek geniet krieket baie. Ek dink hulle sal dit maak tot in die finaal, maar dit sal dalk knor om daar te wen. Dit lyk altyd of hulle dit nie maak nie, dan breek hulle deur. Hulle sal Saterdag weer voluit speel om die punte te kry”.

Mr Andries Makofane said: “I follow it. I think they can make it. They are strong enough to get to the final. They will win against Bangladesh”. “They will get a chance in the final, but they must push harder,” said cricket fans Telelo and Notlanganiso Nhleko. With them is Batlile.

Mnr. Gert Venter sê: “Ek volg dit en dink ons het die potensiaal om dit tot in die finaal te maak. Hulle sal voluit speel Saterdag”.

Mr Marumo Mabokwane said: “Yes, I do follow it. They will put more effort in on Saturday, although they don’t have to win. It depends on who goes to the finals with them. With India it will be difficult but with any other team I bet the Proteas will win the World Cup”.


18 MARCH 2011


Eden by Waterval CVO

Eden het verlede week Saterdag by die Waterval CVO skool opgetree.Dié aand wat ook ‘n fondsinsameling vir die skool was, was ‘n groot sukses. Eden aanhangers het van vroeg reeds hul stoele voor die verhoog kom pak. Hoewel die manne effe deur die groot en

Thought for the week “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help”. - Ronald Reagan, 40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

Kitsgids na jou SAPD/ Important numbers: Burgersfort Ohrigstad Roossenekal Mecklenburg Eerstegeluk Tubatse Sekhukhune Leboeng Maartinshoop

(013) 231 7231 (013) 238 0128 (013) 273 0075 (015) 615 0204 (013) 237 0011 (013) 216 8500 (013) 260 1007 (013) 769 9099 (013) 235 4041

Ander nood/Other emergencies: Dilokong Hospitaal/Hospital Mecklenburg Hospitaal/ Hospital Burgersfort Kliniek/Clinic Water & Sanitation Disaster Management (Ambulance & Fire) Electricity (Eskom)

(013) 2147265 (013) 615 0204 (013) 2317843 082 900 4449 0800 330 022 0860 037 566

baie goggas van die omgewing gepla is, het dit geen afbreuk aan hul vertoning gedoen nie en kon aanhangers al hul treffers van die laaste 10 jaar geniet. Die skool het ook gesorg dat daar meer as genoeg is om te eet en te drink. vanuit die kostente.

Funny heads at ECM Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines (ECM) held their Shavathon on Friday 11 March. Employees had loads of fun with shaving

and getting their heads sprayed in colourful patterns. (Photographs: Davida van der Walt)

18 MAART 2011




Players number 23 get hands-on Last week Friday and Saturday a rugby clinic was hosted at Steelpoort Academy. Apart from coaching techniques for the school’s young players, the game was explained from beginning to end to players, teachers and sport facilitators from Sehlake High School, Sekhukhune FET College (CN Phatudi campus) and the Greater Tubatse

Supply Chain Management Unit

Municipality. The group even included a few females who love the game. The group of new-comers to the game would like to give rugby a kick-start in the greater Tubatse area. They were taught from manuals provided by the International Rugby Board and had practical hands-on lessons on how to pass a ball etc.




1. GTM/01/10/11



2. GTM/02/10/11



3. GTM/03/10/11



4. GTM/04/10/11



5. GTM/05/10/11



6. GTM/06/10/11



7. GTM/07/10/11



8. GTM/08/10/11



9. GTM/09/10/11



10. GTM/10/10/11




Bids shall be evaluated and adjudicated in accordance with the Greater Tubatse Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy as amended, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5/2000, responsiveness to the bid document (s), and on a 90/10 points system, of which the 90 points will be determined/distributed as follows –  

40 for price and 50 for functionality (totaling a score out of 90) and the remaining 10 points for preference participation goals. A bidder who fails to score 60% on functionality shall be disqualified from further evaluation and adjudication.


This bid is restricted to the consultants / professional electrical service providers accredited by and registered on the ESCOM database and bid documents will be on sale for a non-refundable fee of R500.00 from Wednesday the 23rd March 2011 at the Cashier’s Office, Greater Tubatse Municipality, Lower Ground, 1 Kastania street, Burgersfort, from 08H30 to 15H00 during week-days.


Bids will be closed and opened in public on the 18th April 2011 and must be fully priced, signed and sealed in an envelop, appropriately marked the name of the bid proposing-for and deposited in the Municipal Tender Box which is available 24 hours and 07 days a week at the reception of the Greater Tubatse Municipality as detailed on 1 above. No faxed, emailed, telephonic or late bids will be accepted.


The municipality has no obligation to appoint any bidder and reserves the right to appoint bidders individually and/or collectively to execute the above contracts, and negotiate further conditions and requirements with the successful bidder.


In terms of the National Treasury’s Regulation, no bid will be accepted from the persons in the service of state and bidders failing to comply with the requirements of the bid document will be submitting nonresponsive bids. 90 working days after the bid closing date is our validity period.


Successful bidders who are outside the area of jurisdiction of the Greater Tubatse Municipality shall be required to sub-contract at least 30% of the scope of work to a locally-SMME-based service provider registered on the municipal database.


All bidding enquiries should be directed during working hours from 07H30 to 16H00 to O N MOSOMA at 013 231 1000 or and technical enquiries to H B MOHLABA at 013 231 1000 or

Getting practical experience.


Address: Kastania Street, Burgersfort PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150 Tel: 013 231 1000; Fax: 013 231 1467 Website:

Mrs MF Mokoko Acting Municipal Manager


18 MAART 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

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

2. Betrekkings/ Vacancies Is jy ‘n bekwame kantoordame? ‘n Gevestigde besigheid in Burgersfort is opsoek na ‘n bekwame kantoordame wat met ‘n verskeidenheid administratiewe en ander take kan help. Ondervinding in Pastel is ‘n vereiste. Moet goed Afrikaans en Engels magtig wees. Faks CV na 086 640 2300. Sluitingsdatum: 25 Maart 2011.

3. Dienste/ Services Allservicesburgerfort is a new service for each and everyone. We are qualified and have experience in the following fields: aircons, fridges/ freezers. We also work on geysers, stoves and plumbing. Don’t wait till it breaks. Get it serviced today. Contact: 079 492 5780 or 071 629 4402 or e-mail us at Allservicesburgersfort@

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

Betrekkings/ Vacancies

Vacancy: Registered Nurse A vacancy exists for a registered nurse in the occupational health field. The position is at a satellite clinic in the Steelpoort/ Burgersfort area. Fax or e-mail CV to: 013 235 1459 or For attention: Marlene. Closing date: 25 March 2011.

Kittens 4 x Six week old kittens need a good, loving home. Available immediately. Contact Ananda at: 071 896 0533

Read Platinum Gazette online at:


www.platinumgazette. com


10.Te Koop/ For Sale 1ha - 1.3ha Voltitelerwe teen berghang, net buite Steelpoort te koop. Kaart en transport reeds deur. Geen gewag vir toestemming, alles reeds goedgekeur en onderverdeel. Eskom en wateraansluitings beskikbaar. SLEGS WOONDOELEINDES. Pryse vanaf R680 000. Navrae: 082 851 5825 of 082 875 0292.

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

This could have been your business brought to the attention of potential customers.

1. Sport Klubs/ Sport Clubs

7. Allerlei/ Miscellaneous


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

Contact: 083 543 1676 for advertising bookings.


3. 4.


Notice is hereby given of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, the Environmental Management Programme (EMP) Amendment Process and the Integrated Water Use License Amendment Application (IWULA) process to be undertaken by GCS (Pty) Ltd on behalf of Two Rivers Platinum Mine (TRP) (PTY) Ltd to obtain environmental authorisation for the expansion of the existing Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) and the construction of additional infrastructure. The proposed development is to take place on portion 6 and 7 of the farm Dwarsrivier 372KT in the Sekhukhune District Municipality of the Limpopo Province, approximately 22.7km south from Steelpoort. Platinum tailings from TRP are currently disposed of on an approved TSF to the south of the existing plant. Further studies by the mine indicated the need to enlarge the TSF to accommodate future tailings while ensuring stability and safety for the remaining run of the mine which is approximately 17 years. The requirements for the TSF are: • Supply capacity for the disposal of tailings for the life of mine, approximately 17 years; • Potential expansion of the Return Water Dam (RWD) to accommodate dirty water from the TSF for re-use in the plant; • An extension of the slurry delivery pipeline; and • The expansion of the clean and dirty water separation system. In addition TRP is planning to: • • •

Change the location of some of their ground-and surface water abstraction points; Include sewage package plants for their north decline and concentrator plant in the water use license; and Included the upgrading of their clean and dirty water separation and stormwater management system, with the addition of clean ad dirty water ponds, in the water use license.

The proposed expansion to the TSF and additional infrastructure development requires authorisation in terms of: • Section 24 of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA), for various activities listed in Regulation R544 and R545 of NEMA, dated 18 June 2010. Activities applicable in terms of R544 is:9, 12, 28 and 37. Activities applicable in terms of R545 are 15 and 20 • An Amendment to the IWUL for the Section 21 (g) water uses (“disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource”) and change in the Section 21 (a) water uses (“abstraction of water”); • An EMP Amendment in terms of Section 22, 23, and 102 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002) (MPRDA); and • A Waste Licence in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act 59 of 2008) for Category B, Activity 4(7): Public consultation plays an important role in the authorisation processes. As such, you are hereby invited to participate in the processes by registering as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) as well as to raise any issues or concerns about the proposed development or to submit suggestions concerning the project and processes to be followed. As a registered I&AP, you will receive further information and will be kept informed of the progress of the application, including the placement of documentation for public comment. If you would like to receive a background information document, which contains further details on the project, and the environmental authorisation processes please contact the Project Team at the contact details below. You may also use these contact details to register as I&AP, which will allow you to be kept updated on the environmental authorisation processes. You are also invited to attend a public meeting that will be held on 19 April 2011 at Two Rivers Mine Guest House from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Two Rivers Mine Guest House. The Scoping Report will be available for comment for 40 days from 22 March 2011 to 3 May 2011 at the following venues: • Security Office at Two Rivers Mine; • GCS (Pty) Ltd website:; and • Electronic copies can be made available on request. Please submit all comments to the details given below on or before 3 May 2011. GCS (Pty) Ltd Amanda Rocher or Reneé Francis-Steele P O Box 2597,Rivonia, 2128 Tel: +27 11 803 5726 Fax: 011 803 5745 Email:

18 MAART 2011



Soccer, netball and volleyball at Modikwa Games Teams from Modikwa, Dilokong Hospital, Dwarsrivier Mine, GTM, Radio Bushbuckridge and SABC participated

Saturday last week was a sporting day at Modikwa. They played soccer at the Montrose sportgrounds and a round robin of netball and volleyball at Dilokong Hospital. The full story is on page 12. Many spectators faced the heat to come and watch the games. The photographs on this page is of the teams of Dwarsrivier (team photograph) and Radio Bushbuckridge.

Maatlopo United collects points in away win Spirits are high in the Maatlopo United camp after they collected maximum points on an away win last week Saturday. They played against Phasha City Rocks and managed to beat the hosts 3-1. Magau Thobejane scored two goals and he was also voted the Man of the Match. “We are still number two in the league behind Tubatse United after they narrowly escaped a draw by beating Nchabeleng Young Stars 1-0,”

said the Maatlopo spokesman, Mr Jimmy Makola. This week the team will play against Mpheleng Sweepers. The game will be played on Saturday at the Sweepers’ grounds in Denilton. Transport to the game will be R70 for a return ticket. “We urge all sports loving people to come and support us in large numbers,” Makola said. Enquiries: Jimmy Makola, 082 407 6226 or Sydney Makoka, 072 869 4418.


18 MARCH 2011

Phelo Wood & Interior Kitchen units; Bedroom cupboards, Build-in cupboards; Studies; Chest of drawers; Office furniture

Platinum Gazette

SPORT Game on at Modikwa Ceiling fans, Decorative Lights. 3D Designs for woodwork.

Open Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:00 Contact: 082 569 4677 • Burgersfort main road next to Kia Motors.

Modikwa Platinum Mine hosted soccer, netball and volleyball games on Saturday last week. The athletes first gathered at Dilokong Hospital where they participated in a handover of toys to the peadiatric ward. After that it was out into the sun to play some ball. The soccer was up first. Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine’s soccer team faced the team from Radio Bushbuckridge. The teams with the very alike jerseys solved their problem with Dwarsrivier playing in the Modikwa jerseys for the first game. Dwarsrivier won the game 5-2. After that Modikwa played against a team from Dilokong Hospital. Modikwa won the game 4-1. The final was between Modikwa and Dwarsrivier. This was a tough game, but

Because of alike jerseys Dwarsrivier played in the Modikwa jerseys while Radio Bushbuckridge played in white.

eventually Modikwa won 1-0. Apart from the soccer there was also teams playing volleyball and netball, including an invitational team from the SABC as wells as

a team from the Greater Tubatse Municipality Other teams were Modikwa, Dilokong Hospital, Dwarsrivier Mine and Radio Bushbuckridge.

Platinum Gazette 18 March 2011  

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