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Platinum company Nkwe Platinum Limited (listed on the Australian stock exchange) has announced the completion of the $20 million convertible bond transaction with Jin Jiang Mining Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group Limited). Executive Director, Mr Peter Landau, said Nkwe has formed a strategic partnership with Jin Jiang to further develop Nkwe’s South African PGM Assets, in particular the flagship Garatau Mining Project near Burgersfort.

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Developments around this project has been extremely slow during the past year or two. As part of this partnership, Jin Jiang invested $20 million in Nkwe through a placement of 3 year convertible bonds. Following issue of the Convertible Bonds, and as previously announced on 7 March 2014, Nkwe and Jin Jiang agreed to an immediate conversion of the $20m Bonds and the company has issued Jin Jiang 202,576,000 shares (Conversion Shares) in satisfaction for conversion of all of the Bonds. The conversion means Nkwe has expedited the previous debt to equity timelines with Jin Jiang and provides Nkwe with a strong balance sheet as it moves into the key project development phase. As part of the strategic partnership with Zijin and with effect from completion, Mr Abraham Li has been appointed as Managing Director and Mr Robin Wang has been appointed as a non executive director of Nkwe. Mr Sharif Pandor has been appointed as non executive Chairman of Nkwe. Mr Maredi Mphahlele will remain as an executive director of the company. Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd is one of China’s leading Mining Group’s registered in China, with its head office in Shanghang County, Fujian province. Commenting on the strategic partnership with Zijin, Nkwe Platinum Limited Chairman, Sharif Pandor, said “The Strategic Partnership with Zijin will allow Nkwe to fulfill its key goal of developing its world class PGM assets, and in particular the Garatau PGM Project, and becoming a significant producer of platinum group metals. “Zijin are one of China’s leading major mining houses who see Nkwe’s PGM assets as a key focus as they look at the expansion of their overseas mining operations.” “We are extremely excited to have a partner as significant and financially and operationally capable as Zijin working with us on the development of our world class PGM assets.”


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East Limb SMME Portal Website launched On Friday, 16 May the East Limb Portal Website was launched at an event for SMME businesses in the Greater Sekhukhune Municipal area. The Ububele Transformation Trust in partnership with, Samancor Chrome Limited - Eastern Chrome Mines, Assmang Chrome Dwarsrivier Mine and Two Rivers Platinum Mine created the East Limb SMME Database Portal. The key objective of this portal is to provide small, micro and medium enterprise businesses with a platform to market themselves and to give emerging informal business access to the mainstream economy through enterprise development, procurement opportunities and linking them to opportunities on offer from the participating mining houses in the Sekhukhune district. The mission of the East Limb SMME Database Portal is to act as an opportunity for public and private stakeholders to make available information on procurement services in an accessible manner to previously disadvantaged SMME’s in the Limpopo mining areas. This is

envisioned to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit of the area by creating an enabling environment for SMME Development in the Steelpoort area. The East Limb SMME Database Portal will in short offer businesses the opportunity to register themselves and access available tender and other opportunities offered by the various mines. At the launch the SMME representatives were shown how the portal will work and given the opportunity to ask questions and get more information on the various requirements from the mines such as a tax clearance certificate and other compulsory documents needed for procurement purposes. The portal is open to any SMME businesses in the area and even those who did not attend the event last week can register and benefit from the opportunities. The day ended with lunch and the opportunity to network and get help and information from exhibitors such as the Banks(Nedbank & FNB), SEFA, Dept. of Labour, LEDA and Sagewise who offer various services for small businesses.

How to access the portal · · · · ·


On Internet Explorer type in If you are a first time user: click on Create Account Then login with Username and Password Go to SMME Menu Items on the SMME Menu include: Register Business Profile; E-Procurement; View Tenders; View RFQ’s; Help and Logout Click on the item required and upload or view opportunities.

SMME Benefits:

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Registration is free As a member your company will get the exposure it needs to access new markets. Access to information and business support services. The portal is available 24/7. Invitations to workshops that is focused on developing your business. Information on financial solutions for small, micro and medium enterprise business. Access to Tenders and RFQ’s. Opportunities to network with decision makers and like minded entrepreneurs. Access to an innovative E-procurement system. Access to the SMME Portal via your mobile phone or Tablet. Registered SMME’s will get updates via SMS and E-mail on Tenders and RFQ’s posted on Portal. Reduce the cost of making business.

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Mr. Themba Sibanyoni – Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine, LED Officer,Tel: 013 230 4820; Fax: 086 519 4316 or E-mail: Mr. Rudi Conrad – Samancor Cr Eastern Chrome Mines, Procurement Superintendent, Tel: 013-230 7101 or Email: Mr. Percy Cawood – Two Rivers Platinum Mine, Material Control Manager, Tel: 013-230 2908, Fax: 013-230 2697 or E-mail: East Limb SMME Portal support from Lathitha ICT: Mr. Kabelo Mzolo – Lathitha ICT, System Administrator, Tel: 073 837 7509 or E-mail:

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Mathabatha warns that corruption will not be tolerated in Limpopo administration On Wednesday this week Mr Chupu Standley Mathabatha was elected as the premier of the Limpopo provincial government. It is approximately 9 months since Mr Mathabatha was sworn in as premier of the province. After the 7 May elections his mandate was renewed. Upon the acceptance of his position he thanked the ANC for their trust and confidence. “Your confidence in me has placed on my shoulders and those of other deployees a necessary burden to work diligently and tirelessly to change the lives of our people for the better,” he said. He acknowledged the challenges in service delivery saying: “We dare not fail. We are called upon to work together to ensure that we create job opportunities for the jobless; that we accelerate the provision of houses for the homeless, above all, deliver water and electricity to the most needy in the vast farmlands and far-flung villages of Limpopo. Underpinning our electoral mandat is also a responsibility to ensure the empowerment of young people through quality education and training”. He told the legislature that today 87% of households in the province are electrified and 86% of households have access to water. The province is caring for 96% of learners that are on the School Nutrition Programme and that the pass rate of 71% is something on which to build.

He stressed the importance of creating conditions that are conducive for business to thrive and help the people of Limpopo to participate in the country’s mainstream economy. “We commit ourselves to jealously guard against any tendency that seeks to reverse the gains of the past twenty years of freedom and democracy. At the core of these tendencies are crime and corruption. We therefore implore on all of you to join us in our renewed efforts to fight corruption. Corruption is not only a government problem, it is a societal problem that require all of us to play our role, be it the ruling party, opposition, business, organised business and members of the public. On our part as government we will definitely not tolerate people who use state resources for personal enrichment”. Calling on all parties and individuals involved in the province administration to work united to create a better tomorrow he concluded his acceptance speech with the following message: “We are recommitting the new administration to the building of an inclusive economy that create jobs and prioritise rural development. In keeping with our commitment to accessible primary health care to all and quality education, the provision of adequate human capital and the improvement of infrastructure in our schools and health facilities, will be high on the agenda of this administration”.

Youth Chamber of Commerce launched The Limpopo Youth Chamber of Commerce and Industries has been officially launched following a successful provincial conference held on the 15-16 May 2014 in Polokwane. The inaugural conference was attended by young entrepreneurs from all districts in the province. The chamber was also delighted by the overwhelming pledge made by various stakeholders to support the small and medium sized enterprises owned by young people in the province. “We also welcome the effortsof the Honorable MEC Seaparo Sekwati by establishing a “youth fund for young entrepreneurs” that seeks to incubate and support the emerging enterprises. We believe this will go a long way in shaping the economic landscape in the province.”



The statement also said: “We will prioritize the following sectors: mainly energy, mining, agribusiness, tourism and manufacturing”. The new leadership for the Chamber was also selected. They are: Provincial President: Wesley Maringa; First Deputy President: Rito Baloyi; Second deputy President: Surprise Shokwane; Provincial Secretary: Hlamalani Gudluza; Provincial deputy secretary: Khumo George; Provincial Treasurer: Caroline Mbalati; Additional members : Chris Setlhako, Malose Ramashala, Thuli Mkhondo, Aubrey Makodi, Mapetla Maelane. Anyone who would like to become involved with the chamber can contact Chris Setlhako on 082 817 6738 / 082 086 3597 or E-mail: /

Where to now?

The entrance to the police station in Ohrigstad is under construction. Platinum Gazette took this photograph last week when the newspaper’s delivery person ventured inside to drop off the station’s newspapers. Being reprimanded by the contractors for walking through their construction site we were quick to ask about a notice where one should go as there is no indication of an alternative entrance and no warning to stay away from the entrance to the Community Service Centre. The answers from the contractor was not in family friendly language, but for those not visiting the station regularly we could establish that an alternative entrance is available at the back of the Community Service Centre building.

Xtreme buddies now local If you are a rehabilitated addict or still recovering from addiction (drugs, alcohol, pornography, prescription medicine, smoking etc) local aftercare and support is now at hand. This week, the Xtreme Buddies Christian Support and Aftercare Ministry for Steelpoort/Burgersfort was launched in Steelpoort in association with Regeneration House from Emalahleni (Witbank). Tienie van Wyngaard of the Apostolic Faith Mission Church in Steelpoort, who heads the local initiative told the newspaper that a large number of people go for rehabilitation elsewhere in the country, but when they return home, their environment, friends and ‘triggers’ for their addiction are still the same and can pose a problem if someone wants to remain ‘clean’. As a result, if the ‘triggers’ prove to be too strong and if circumstances around a former

addict’s life do not change, they relapse and it is then very difficult to go again for rehabilitation. In this regard the new initiative will strive to be a support base for former addicts who find it difficult to resist urges to relapse and give in to their addiction again. He said people who need support should already be rehabilitated as the group will not rehabilitate existing addicts. The Xtreme Buddies group will support former addicts with Biblical therapy/counselling, drug information, parent support, arrange for admission at long term Biblical therapy centres, support addict during their long term programme and aftercare outside the programme regarding how to start over and important life skills. People who need to contact the group can contact Tienie van Wyngaard at 087 808 5604 or 079 836 8719.



Gekies vir provinsiale spanne Steelpoort Akademie se Kgotastso Mkhaban en Charnelle du Preez is vir hul onderskeie ouderdomme se Mpumalanga netbalspanne gekies. Die meisies sal in die Junie vakansie in Durban aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Netbalkampioenskappe gaan deelneem. (Inligting en foto: Steelpoort Akademie).

Waterval CVO spog met goeie netbal en rugbyspelers Waterval CVO se netbal en rugbyspelers het op 17 Mei teen spanne van die Noord-Transvaal deelgeneem. Daar is spanne gekies wat die Oos-Transvaal streek by die Winterspele op Lichtenburg van 26 - 28 Junie gaan verteenwoordig. Hulle is: Agter: Natalie du Preez, Clarice Greeff, Andreas Fouché, Nathan Venter en Liané Fouché. Middel: Daniël Wolmarans, Jani Taljaard en Elze-Miké Greeff. Voor: AJ du Preez, Jaco Veldman, Leoné Stoltz en Danie Taljaard.

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Lollos van Lalaland in Lydenburg Op Saterday 21 Junie 2014 is daar ‘n Lollos vertoning in Lydenburg. Al die kinders en hul ouers word uitgenooi om te kom kyk en te deel in die Lalaland pret. Kaartjies kos R80 per persoon (babatjies onder 1 is gratis). Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Postnet Lydenburg of skakel Mielie by 071 675 4144. Die vertoning word by die Thaba Chweu Munisipaliteit se stadsaal gehou en begin 09:30 vir 10:00.

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Isuzu KB 250 4 x 2

Where nails learn about tough ... Looking for something as tough as nails to carry a load? The Isuzu KB 250 standard 4x2 or Fleetside (the one with larger wheels and tyres and manual air conditioner) may be the answer to your dreams. The newspaper took the standard derivative from Westvaal Steelpoort for a spin this week, and although this bakkie is bare bones, we were still mightily impressed. ‘Spin’ is maybe not the right word as the trusted diesel engine does not have a turbo, meaning you may have more time to take in the environment as the vehicle gets up to speed. 58 kW may not be much, but felt strangely very adequate. Torque also kicks in low, 170 Nm is available at 1800 revolutions. The bakkie is large for all sorts of work, whether you are a contractor, small businessman, farmer or an ordinary guy living in a village who wants to transport all sorts of stuff, including chickens, other animals or a crop of cabbage. The vehicle certainly gave the impression it will last. Not a sports car and it will certainly be an irritation on a steep mountain pass (not for you, but for the stronger, faster other guys behind you). You will irritate them in comfort as the bakkie rides extremely well on tar and on gravel, even without a load. But you should also be careful. The bakkie is fitted with side protection bars. That’s it. No alarm, no immobiliser, no central locking, no ABS, EBD or any other abbreviated gizmo to save you if you make a mistake and no airbags (and no funny fault codes on the dash). You should also be very content with you or your partner’s company or voice. Infotainment in the vehicle will consist of exactly that if you do not fit your own. No playing around then, and what is left in the cabin is easy to master. The essential stuff we all learned about in the K53 and before that. There are bottle holders in the doors (going to need them in the non air con model). The seating arrangement is good. The driver’s seat adjusts for rake and reach independently from the small bench next to it. The small bench has two safety belts, a three point one for the main passenger on the left and a lap belt for the incidental (preferably smaller) passenger that can squeeze into the middle. What was clear from our trip is that General Motors South Africa did not fuzz around or changed specs just for the sake of changing. They did not break what is not broken. This Isuzu bakkie is exactly what it is meant to be. Tough, reliable and unbreakable, and if you are older than a certain age it will almost certainly outlive you and your business if you look after it. We want one, we have a ton to move (preferable the one with the air conditioner). You can get yours from Westvaal Steelpoort for R204 000 (standard) or R221 000 (Fleetside).

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Your opinion: Should there be more As politicians were sworn in at Parliament this week the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) vented their disappointment with the number of women appointed by the ANC to serve as premiers in the 8 provinces the party won. Only Sylvia Lucas in the Northern Cape will bring a female presence to this level of government within the ANC. The ANC has committed to appoint female speakers in the provinces with male premiers. In 2009 the ANC appointed 4 female premiers. The CGE called on the ANC to reconsider the appointments. Platinum Gazette asked readers what they think about this gender ratio and If they agree with the CGE. Mr Gift Kgwedi said: “That is unfortunate. We are moving backwards. It seems only the men score points and they forgot all their promises about equality. They are doing a man on man”.

Mr Ananias Chauke said: “It depends on the way people are voting. It also depends on the President – who he wants at that moment. The names are submitted and one gets chosen. It depends on who has the favour of the President at that moment, irrespective of gender”.

Ms Avashoni Tshilande, Ms Lehlogonolo Makatelele and Ms Irene Phala said: “They must add more women to the rank of premier. It can’t be just one from the ANC. Women also have a say – we also vote! Let the women lead, it can’t always be men. Let it be 50/50. Women are also strong. Basadi – we have the power!”

Left: Mr Frans Manyaka said: “There is a good reason to rather appoint men. The men are stronger at the moment”.

Mr Ally Kobo and Mr Kenneth Masemola said: “They must be balanced. They must get more female premiers. speakers are not premiers. It is as if they are giving the speaker positions to the women as a consolation prize”.

Mr Vincent Serage and Mr Bafana Mkhawane said: “They must empower women. They should have gone 50/50. Now Zille is empowering women, but the ANC is not doing the same. It seems there is nothing we can do as Zuma has been elected as the President again”.

Me. Magda Pienaar en Mnr. Kobus Pienaar sê: “Hulle moet net iemand kies wat die werk kan doen. As dit mans is wat dit kan doen – fine. As dit vrouens is wat dit kan doen – fine. Vergeet van kwotas en kry mense wat die werk kan doen!”

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women appointed as premiers?

Mr David Mokoailane said: “To me it is not good. They must be 50/50. They are paid the same when they occupy the same position and do the same work for that money. Second in charge as the speaker does not make up for losing out on the premier position”.

Mr Doctor Masinga said: “They are right to appoint only one woman. The women did not do enough the last time they were appointed. That is why their numbers were reduced”.

Mr Abram Phako said: “They must be 50/50. They should have been fair. Women have the qualities to do the job. The premier and the speaker are not the same. The speaker reports to the premier”. With him are Hope and Penelope.

Mr Isaac Mohlabane and Mr Gadson Komane said: “It depends on the active participation of women in political activities. It is not a step backward. We are now looking at people who are active. We cannot chose randomly just for the sake of equality”. With them is Mpho.

Mr Mpho Talane said: “There is no difference as long as the right people are appointed. As long as they can deliver to us. It can be any gender as long as they are suitable for the position. These things of gender and colour are holding us back. If he or she is good, put them there, irrespective of their colour or gender”. Links: Mnr. Mike Roetz sê: “Hulle het nie ‘n langtermyn strategie om premiers op te lei om oor te neem nie. Hulle moenie wag tot die verkiesing en dan begin beplan wie sal premier word nie. Hulle moet mense ervaring laat kry sodat hulle kan oorneem. Dit is nie dieselfde om iemand ‘n speaker te maak nie. Die ouens op straat sien nie die speakers nie. Hulle sien die premier”.

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Mr Steve Mosoma said: “Women are not strong enough to face the men. Especially if there are problems. They are intimidated by people like Julius Malema. They are not strong enough to stand up for what must be done”. Mr Lawrence Kgoete said: “Women are not stronger than men. It is the right thing to appoint them as speakers”.

Mnr. Pierre Venter sê: “Dis ‘n stappie agteruit. Van 4 na 1 is negatief. Die speakers maak nie op vir die min premiers nie”.

Ms Surprise Moropane said: “They must have more women premiers. They undermine our rights. They must not give them second in charge positions. We must all be equal”.


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Tubatse Masters is hot Tubatse Masters vs Baroka FC On Sunday 18 May Tubatse Masters visited Baroka F.C in Mangabane Village to play a friendly soccer game. On the day Tubatse Masters won the game by 2-1. Lekgotla Motswiane scored both goals in the first half. (Photographs: Nondo Tjie; Information: Jerial Movundlela).

SAPS Cluster team going to the quarter finals On Saturday 17 May SAPS Tubatse Cluster soccer Team took park in the BFS tournament in Mangabane village.On the day Saps team played against Tweefontein mine and managed to won the match 2-1 to make it through to the quarterfinals. The SAPS team dominated the game in the first half and created many scoring opportunities and managed to score one goal by Const Kwinda to make the score 1-0 at half time.In the second half the Saps continued creating scoring opportunities but failed to convert their chances and they were later punished from the penalty sport after Const Semono was judged for hand ball in the penalty box to make the score 1-1. The SAPS fought very hard and in the dying minutes of the game Const Semono managed to score the second goal after receiving a good cross from Const Moloto to make the final score 2-1 in favour of the SAPS team.(Information and photographs: Const. Movundlela S.J)

Don’t miss the Cansa Golf Day Local golf players should not miss the Cansa Golf Day on 7 June 2014. The tee-off time is 08:30 and 18 holes will be played in IPS Competition. There will be three

divisions: Division A: 0 - 9; Division B: 10 - 16 and Division C: 17 - 36. The entry fee will be R150-00. Enquiries: Martin van Rooyen, 072 564 2811.

Running this year’s Comrades Marathon? We’d like to hear from you! On 1 June 2014 the Comrades Marathon will test the endurance of thousands of athletes from around the world. Every year there are many local athletes also testing themselves in this race of human endurance. Platinum Gazette invites all Comrades Marathon athletes to let us know that you will be participating in the race. You are welcome to submit a photograph of yourself or your team with your names and surnames as well as where you are from. This information should reach the newspaper by latest on Wednesday 28 May 2014. We would also like to hear from you after the race. Forward us your photographs taken at the race with your results after the race. This should reach us by no later than 4 June 2014 for publication in our edition covering the Comrades Marathon. You can forward your information and photographs to or If you have any enquiries you can contact 083 543 1676.

CMA launches online Comrades Marathon Shop Passionate Comrades Marathon runners and supporters now have the opportunity of purchasing Comrades branded sportswear and memorabilia online. Having been launched recently, the official Comrades Marathon shop features a stunning range of New Balance apparel for men, women and children; as well as a unique assortment of Comrades branded goodies, collectables and keepsakes. CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, “Comrades runners have long lamented the fact that there was no easy access to purchase Comrades branded products which are in high demand.” Rowyn continues, “We are therefore extremely pleased to launch the official online Comrades shop which not only provides ease of access to Comrades branded products but also caters to a variety of tastes.” Runners and supporters can visit the CMA’s official website at for the full range of clothing and other goodies that are on offer. Alternatively, they may get in touch with the Comrades Shop via the following email: or call 021 671 5887 or fax: 021 671 7269.

Donate your old shoes and make a difference Phelo Pele Foundation’s “Soles for Shoes” Project The Phelo Pele Foundation is passionate about providing for those who are less fortunate. You can assist them in bring warmth to the winter by donating shoes to their project “Soles for Shoes”. The shoes can be old or new, they can be any size. The shoes will be distributed to someone who would without that donation have had to go barefoot this winter. Especially children will be targeted as they are vulnerable and cannot fend for themselves. They are also growing and the shoes they wore last winter no longer fits their growing little feet. You can make a donation in the donation bins found at Phelo Pele Pharmacies (Burgersfort Mall and Khadima Centre) until 6 June 2014. After 6 June the shoes will be distributed through the Phelo Foundation’s network.

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On the (net)ball Friendly games at BFS Soccer and Netball Tournament Last week Saturday the netball teams from various mines and companies played friendly games against each other at the Mangabane Sportsground. The women played netball while the men fought it out on the soccer field (read more about the soccer on page 11). The photographs on this page are from the games between Dwarsrivier Mine and Modikwa Platinum Mine as well as a game between Modikwa Platinum Mine and a team from ACSA OR Tambo International. There will be more fun and games this weekend as the soccer is reaching the quarter final stages. The public is welcome to come and enjoy the day with the players.

The ASA Metals Smelter and its subsidiary, Dilokong Chrome Mine, are situated in the eastern limb of the Bushveld Ingneous Complex (BIC), where some 83% of the world’s chrome reserves are located. The key to our ongoing success has been continuous innovation and development. These endeavours include: • A chromium production mine • An ore beneficiation plant • Pelletising and sinter plant • Four 66 MVA production furnaces. These exciting developments have necessitated the employ of only the best the mining profession has to offer. Join us at our operation, close to the rapidly expanding town of Burgersfort in the Limpopo Province.

Geologist - Mine Operation Role Purpose: To attend to the availability of Ore Resources and comply to the full exploration GEological detail; - and evaluation and sampling Services, in terms of the technical Services Requirements of the Mine; - as a contribution to the Financial success of the business. Role Responsibilities: The incumbent will adhere to the Clause and Regulations of the Mine Health and Safety Act. Participate in the company’s Health, Safety and Environmental program. Conduct task allocated by seniors or supervisor in line with the nature of the job and conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace. Perform any AdHoc task within his/her knowledge and experience given by his/her supervisor. Provide specialists Geology, Evaluation of Findings, Sampling Services; - and Essaying and Comply with the SAMREC requirements. Effectively maintain and optimize the surface and underground Geological model and Advise management on any Geological issues. Administer/Managing: Primary access development mapping, Secondary access development mapping, Interpretation of Geological data, Layout management and Diamond drilling contractors. Conduct underground (exploration) drilling, Conduct core logging. Requirements: National Diploma/Degree in Geology; Chrome Mining experience is essential; Knowledge of microstation or other related programs. Computer literacy at skilled levels. Five years experience in an underground environment in the Geological field.

Explosive Coordinator - Mining Role Purpose: Contribute towards the success of the business by auditing and ensuring compliance to Explosive Act, Explosives COPs, Standards, Work procedures and ensuring that proper record keeping of the delivery, storage, usage and destruction is kept up to date at all time. Role Responsibilities: Conduct daily inspections and audits to ensure and enforce legal compliance to the Explosives Act, Explosive COP, Standards and procedure - explosives control in general (Supply, Storage, usage, destruction etc). Write the reports on daily audits and inspections findings. Ensure that only the approved Explosives are used at the Mine. Ensure sites, facilities and construction plans of proposed explosives facilities and areas are drawn-up and approved. Conduct PTOs on the end user to ensure understanding and compliance to the Explosives Act, COPs and Standards etc. Facilitate the ordering, delivering, supply, storage, usage and destruction of explosives. Investigate all Explosives related incidents and accidents and address the short comings to avoid the reoccurrence of the same. Ensure explosives licences and permits are regularly reviewed, updated and resubmitted to the CIE and DMR for licensing, approval or re-issuing, Liaise with local and national CIE and DMR. Participate in the Eastern Limb Explosive Tripartite Forum. Requirements: NQF Level 4 Qualification. Matalliferous Blasting Certificate. Advance Computer Literacy in Microsoft environment. Course in Explosives Act (Relevant experience regarding legislation and application. At least 2 years’ experience in the Explosives Management and Control. Experience in SHEQ integrated system. In-depth knowledge of: Explosive Act, Commercial Explosives system, Explosives vehicles licensing procedure, Magazine licence procedure, Shaft Head delivery bay procedure, Temporary (TTP) and permanent (CTP) transport permit application procedure.

Mine Senior Surveyor Role Purpose: To manage the Surveying function of the mineral resources Activities to provide and effective service to the Mine(s) towards quality production grade control securing profit for the company. Role Responsibilities: Adhere to the Clause and Regulations of the Mine and Health and Safety Act. Participate in the company’s Health, Safety and Environmental program. Conduct task allocated by seniors or supervisor in line with the nature of the job and conduct a continuous risk assessment in the workplace. Represent, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2- and 3 dimensional space and manage the/a grade control investigations. Demonstrate and manage the elementary and advanced levels of understanding of mining operations with regards to all aspects thereof. Life of Mine (LOM), Developed planning, update mine plans, Surveying and Mapping. Measuring and updating of the Stockpiles and all working places. Monthly measuring of all working places. Perform any AdHoc task within his/her knowledge and experience given by his/her supervisor. 17.2 Appointment. Requirements: National Diploma/Degree in mine survey. Mine Surveyor Certificate of competency. Advance Survey: Mine Survey and Valuation. Elementary certificate: Mine Servey. Knowledge of microstation, model maker, GPS and Totalstation or other related programs. Computer literacy at skilled level. Five years experience in an underground environment within the survey field. General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given tohistorically disadvantaged South Africans. Assessments may be one of themethods utilised to determine the successful candidate. Thecompany offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position. The Company reserves the right not to appoint. Please forward your application to on e-mail to: or by Fax to: 086 269 5572. Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.

Closing date: 3 June 2014


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4. Oornag Akkommodasie/ Overnight Accommodation 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

7. Allerlei/ Miscellaneous Washing machine broken? Get the spare parts here! Your number one outlet for fridge compressors, gas refill and other fridge/freezer/stove & washing machine components! Visit Cash Trader Burgersfort. At the back of Capitec and old ABSA Bank, next to Supa Save (old Post Office Building). Tel: 076 111 8405

Notice/ Kennisgewing Notification Ice Factory Burgersfort is under new management. All appliances stored for longer than three months from the date of this notice will be sold to recover storage costs. For any queries regarding this matter please contact Ice Factory Burgersfort on cell number 083 2319246 or visit the shop at Lebowa Business Park Burgersfort.

Get the newspaper here: * Burgersfort SUPERSPAR * Boxer Stores Burgersfort * OK Minimark * Phelo Pele Pharmacy * Burgersfort Pharmacy * Laerskool Steelpoort * Laerskool Burgersfort * Magaba Garage * Dilokong/ASA Metals * Dwarsrivier Mine * Kubu Tavern * Morena’s Tavern * Mooifontein Kafee * Madeleen Willers Prokureurs * GMC Debt Solutions Burgersfort * Burgersfort Toyota * Sediman Tuckshop Kalkfontein * Supa Quick Burgersfort * Build It Burgersfort * AC Supermarket & Hardware * Supa Save Burgersfort * Nalito’s Restaurant Burgersfort * Twickenham Platinum Mine * Cheap Cheap Butchery #2 Burgerfort * Bronrich Slaghuis * Platinum Petroleum * Wimpy Burgersfort

Invitation to Tender Building a double storey house or office block? For all your Rib & block slab requirements, contact us on: 086 111 2548 or email your plan to us for a free quote: We supply the whole Mpumalanga area.

LABOUR ONLY - CONSTRUCTION OF 35 HOUSES AT UITVLUGT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT – SEKHUKHUNE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY PAMODIA PROJECTS INVITES TENDERS FOR LABOUR ONLY CONSTRUCTION OF 35 HOUSES AT UITVLUGT The project will be broken into trades and tenderers will price per trade. No CIDB registration is required. Tender documents will be handed out at the compulsory briefing session free of charge. Queries relating to the issues of these documents may be addressed to: D Fourie, Tel No. 082 837 4560 (office hours), Fax No. 086 698 0045 A compulsory clarification meeting with representatives of the Pamodia will take place at Uitvlugt Housing Development on the R555 between Steelpoort and Stofberg (opposite the De Hoop Dam) starting at 10h00 am on 29 May 2014. The closing time for receipt of Tenders is 10h00 am. on 5 June 2014. Telephonic, Telegraphic, Telex, Facsimile, Emailed and Late Tenders will not be accepted. Tenders may only be submitted on the tender documentation that is issued. Requirements for sealing, addressing, delivering, opening and assessment of Tenders are stated in the Tender Data.

Vacancies/Betrekkings Registered Debt Counsellor & Administrator (Reg No: NCRDC 487)

Burgersfort Office Lydenburg Office Next to Toyota, Burgersfort 52 Kerk Street, Lydenburg Tel: 087 151 1034 Tel: 087 802 7054 E-mail:

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).

23 MEI 2014



BFS Soccer Tournament is heating up The BFS Soccer and Netbal Tournament had its second round of games on Saturday last week. The first game was between the SAPS Cluster and Tweefontein Mine. The SAPS

The BFS Soccer and Netball Tournament not only drew some of the top teams in the area, it is quite an attraction for the supporters as well. BFS was on hand to help with information anyone might need, but the main item remained the sport. Local entrepreneurs took the opportunity to sell food outside the gates at Mangabane Sportsground.

won 2-1. The second game was between a team from Thorburn and Modikwa Clinic. Thorburn won 2-1. Next was Twickenham Platinum MIne up against Dwarsrivier Mine. Twickenham won 4-1. Samancor ECM played against Glencore (Xstrata Lion) and the results were 6-2 in favour of ECM. The quarter finals will be played at Mangabane Sportsground this weekend on 24 May 2014. The fixtures are: Samancor ECM vs Thorburn at 11:00; Tubatse Chrome vs SAPS at 12:50; ASA Metals vs Two Rivers at 14:10. On 28 May Marula Platinum MIne will be playing against Twickenham Mine at 16:00 at Winterveld Recreational Club. The public is once

again welcome to come and support the players and watch the games. Come join the fun! The final is scheduled for 7 June 2014.


23 MAY 2014

Platinum Gazette

SPORT Aksie by Tubatse Chrome gholfbaan Verlede week Saterdag het Electro Diesel hul eerste gholfdag aangebied. Die nuwe “Halfway House” wat hulle geborg het, is ook amptelik ingewy. Daar was natuurlik ook genoeg te een en drink tussen die gholf deur. Die uitslae was soos volg: 1ste - Stefan Greeff en Rick Louwrens; 2de - Martin van Rooyen en Embrich Cilliers; 3de - Izelle van Staden en Nadine Fourie. Die dag is afgesluit met Maroelaboom wat by Tubatse Klub kom sing het. Toegang was gratis en almal het lekker saam gekuier.


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Platinum Gazette 23 May 2014  
Platinum Gazette 23 May 2014  

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