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27 May 2011

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‘They do have passports’

Mr Matthew Cobbet, a citrus farmer near Ohrigstad says he is of the opinion that a Police raid on his farm two weeks ago to arrest illegal immigrants was a political stint just before the local government elections. Mr Cobbet told Platinum Gazette, who published an article on page 2 of Platinum Gazette of 20 May 2011 (Operation NOKO), that the more than 100 foreigners working on his farm were not illegal immigrants as they are all in posession of valid passports and are lawfully in the country. Mr Cobbet says that his farm usually applies for a corporate permit, which allows his business to employ up to 500 foreign nationals at a time for a specific purpose. He told the newspaper that because of technical issues, this permit was not in place by the time of the raid. He said that he had taken this issue up with the immigration authorities prior to the raid on his farm and was engaging with them to find a solution to the problem and to renew

the coprorate permit. By the Wednesday before the raid these problems could still not be resolved and according to Mr Cobbet, upon enquiry what to do if his farm is raided they told him in Polokwane “tell the foreigners to hide in the bushes”. Mr Cobbet said to him the proposal was not acceptable. “Those people are still in custody, while they have valid passports, they are not illegally in the country. I have received a R157 000 fine from the authorities for having them on my farm and employing them. I will not pay this fine, I am not guilty of anything, I played open cards with the authories all the way. This is a scam, if the issue ever lands in court, I will fight it” Mr Cobbet said. Mr Cobbet said the weekend of the arrests the Police even approached him to assist with supplying food to those arrested as “the cooks” were not available.

Tubatse Police Station kept busy by a number of crimes On 23 May 2011 Tubatse Police arrested the 26 year old man for murder. The arrest follows after an incident in Riba Cross village on 22 May 2011 between 20:00 and 20:30. It is alleged that the suspect had a fight with a 32 year old male and ended up stabbing him with a bottle. The community tried to arrest the suspect but he ran away. The matter was reported to the Police and a case of murder was opened. Later during that night the suspect was handed over to the Police by his uncles and he was detained at Tubatse SAPS. The cause of the fight is not yet known. The police are still busy with investigations. The suspect appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on 24 May 2011 and he was not granted the bail. The case was postponed to 30 May 2011. On 20 May 2011 a 19 year old woman alleged that she was raped by two unknown men in Riba Cross. The victim alleged that on that day at about 22:00 she was waiting for transport when two unknown men approached her and gave her a lift as the vehicle was driving in the same direction she was going. The vehicle changed direction and drove into the opposite direction when she was on board. After a distance the driver stopped the car along the road and they ordered her to get out of the car. She refused but they forced her out and onto to the ground where thay started raping her. After that they drove off their vehicle and left her. The matter was reported to the Police in Tubatse and a case

of rape was opened. The Police would like to send the strong message to women not to hitch hike during the night. On 23 May 2011 the Police in Tubatse arrested the 32 year old man for rape. The arrest follows after an incident in Praktiseer during the night of 22 May 2011. A 26 year old women alleged that the suspect forced her to have sexual intercourse with him. The matter was reported to the police in Tubatse and they managed to arrest the suspect. The suspect appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on 24 May 2011 and he was not granted bail. The case was postponed to 30 May 2011. On 21 May 2011 the Police in Tubatse arrested 25 year old man in connection with armed robbery. The arrest followed after a crime in Praktiseer on 21 May 2011 at about 21:30. A 19 year old women alleged that she was walking together with her friend when they were approached by a guy who pointed them with a fire-arm and demanded cash and a cellphone from them. The suspect managed to rob the 19 year old woman of her cellphone and ran away. The matter was reported to Tubatse Police who investigated and and managed to arrest the suspect. The firearm used to commit the offence was also recovered and it was discovered that it was a toy. The suspect appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on 23 May 2011 and he

was not granted bail. The case was postponed to 31 May 2011. On 21 May 2011 the Police in Tubatse arrested a 26 year old man in connection with common robbery. A 30 year old woman alleged that she was walking together with her younger brother when they were followed by three unknown men. One of them grabbed her younger brother and the other one snatched

her handbag and they ran away. The younger brother managed to identify one the three suspects and they reported the matter to the police in Tubatse. The Police made follow-ups and managed to arrest that suspect. The suspect appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on 23 May and he was granted bail of R500-00. The case was postponed to 11 July 2011.



ECM cares for the environment Samancor, Eastern Chrome Mines (ECM) is passionate and committed to keep the environment around Steelpoort clean. On 20 May 2011 Samancor, Eastern Chrome Mines with the help of 20 unemployed community members embarked on a campaign to cleaned up the road between the ECM Winterveld Offices and the bridge

in Steelpoort. Before the team started, they completed a thorough risk assessment to ensure that everyone was aware of the potential dangers of cleaning next to the road. This again demonstrates ECM’s focus on education and sharing of knowledge with the communities. The community members was very happy to participate, especially seeing that they were each rewarded with a food hamper. Charles Mathoma, Environmental Superintendant at ECM says Zero Harm to the environment is one of ECM’s core values. He urges all Steelpoort residents to do their part to keeping Steelpoort clean. Makgemeng community members who assisted: Jephry Munnye; January Makola; Ntshele Mahlakwana; Sello Maroga; Vincent Pholoana; Tebogo Mashabela; Lucy Mafane; Tretjie Malaza; Mahlatse Mokoena; Dikeledi Ndlovu; Kennet Seshane; Kholofelo Maroga; Ella Maimela; Mphali Selahle; Angelina Maphopha; Pinky Makofane; Rose Tebele; Thapelo Manyike; Johannes Makofane; Juliet Mabelane.(Photos: Davida van der Walt, ECM)

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NGK braai op Ohrigstad Verlede week was Lekkerhoek ‘n lekker plek toe die NG Kerk Ohrigstad se lidmate hulle voorfees daar gehou het. Daar word elke jaar voor die basaar ‘n voorfees gehou en dan in September ‘n nafees. Hierdie jaar is daar ‘n Steak-braai gehou, lekker gekuier en gedans ten spyte van die reën wat gedreig het om die seile oor die rietlapa te laat afsak.(Foto links) Die kerk hou volgende week 4 Junie hulle basaar en nooi almal uit om hulle te kom ondersteun. Daar sal hope pret aktiwiteite wees en smullekker kos sal te koop aangebied word. Dit begin om 09:00 by die Oasis Sentrum.

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‘Goodbye oom Sean’

Modikwa Platinum Mine said farewell to Mr Sean O’Connor last week Friday. O’Connor was the mine’s Business Leader for the past five years and under his leadership achieved many milestones in the industry. Taking over from him and having had the hard task of conveying a goodbye message from the Mine was Mr Mandla Nxumalo (Photo top left). The unions (photographs just left) also expressed their well wishes for the future. Suppliers, managers from surrounding mines and employees attended the farewell function. O’Connor will be retiring in KwaZuluSean O’Connor (left) handed a symbolic candle to the new Business Natal. Leader, Mandla Nxumalo.



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Spekboom River Estate’s first houses shown Spekboom River Estate’s first houses were shown to mining companies and the public last week. The estate is 520ha where a significant part of the estate has been left as ‘nature’s own’, meaning that only 40% of the demarcated area is being developed. The balance, which includes greenbelts throughout the development, is being left as nature intended. The development process started eight years ago and today the first houses are ready for buyers to move in. One of the major advantages of the estate is the school development which is underway. Construction of the school will begin in a few months and the first intake of learners will be at the beginning of 2012. The lack of schools in the area was one of the issues Cranbrook Property Projects who are developing the estate, identified as an urgent need. The school will be open to residents from outside the estate as well. A shopping mall is also in the pipeline for the area. All the services are installed and the first residents will be moving into their homes on the estate soon. Stand sizes vary between 500m2 and 9 000m2 and stand prices start at R285 000. At the function where the first houses were show cased Cranbrook CEO Hoffman Prinsloo thanked everyone for all their hard work and invited the public to come and experience for themselves what is happening at Spekboom River Estates. To find out more visit their site office, contact 084 403 2480 or e-mail: or visit

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Jak de Priester by Winterveld Klub Jak de Priester het verlede week Vrydagaand by Winterveld Klub in Steelpoort opgetree. Die aand het nie net vermaak deur Jak en sy span ingesluit nie, maar ook ‘n heerlike ete. Gaste het gesmul aan ‘n sop voorgereg, heerlike gekookte hoofmaal en malvapoeding vir nagereg. Die sanger was vol grappies oor die area se slaggate. Die atmosfeer was gesellig en die feit dat die groep nie op ‘n spesiale verhoog opgetree het nie, maar sommer by die gaste, het vir ‘n vinnige rapport tussen kunstenaar en gehoor gesorg.

Regs bo is Emile en Elsa Brits by Jak de Priester. Emile is ECM se hoofbestuurder.

PUBLIC NO TICE NOTICE Assessment rra ates vice Char ges tes,, Ser Service Charg and Sundr y Char ges ffor or 2011/2012 Sundry Charg Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of Greater Tubatse Municipality has on his Ordinary Meeting held on 19 April 2011 approved the tariffs for Assessment Rates, Service Charges and Sundry Charges. This is done in terms of Section 75A of the Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 as amended, read together with Section 14(3)(b) of the Property Rates Act No. 6 of 2004. All the tariffs will be applicable from 1 July 2011. All the tariffs will be available at the Civic Centre in Burgersfort as well as at the satelite offices. Address: Kastania Street, Burgersfort PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150 Tel: 013 231 1000 Fax: 013 231 1467 Website:

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Letters / Briewe Express your opinion. Write a letter to the Platinum Gazette. Letters may be e-mailed, posted or faxed. Contact details are on page 2 of this issue. Spreek jou mening uit. Skrywes kan per epos, pos of faks na Platinum Gazette gestuur word. Kontakbesonderhede is op bladsy 2 van vandag se uitgawe.

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Dale Hayes - Super Sport Golf Day This event will take place Tubatse Chrome Golf Club and it will be televised shortly after the day on Super Golf. Only 64 places are available, so join us and book your space now. When: 22 June 2011. Format: Better Ball Stable Fort. Shotgun start at 10:45. After play: Dale Hayes Trick Shot Clinic. Formalities includes dinner which will take place at 18:00. Entry fee: R200. Your booking will only be confirmed once your R200 has been paid. Contact: Martin van Rooyen, 082 816 4833. Chrome Golf Club Wednesday Competitions Time: 15:00. Nine holes. Entry fee R60. Enquiries: Martin van Rooyen, 082 816 4833. Chrome Golf Club Friday Sundowner Competitions (twice a month) Time: 13:00. Nine holes. Entry fee R60. Enquiries: Martin van Rooyen, 082 816 4833. Burgersfort United Soccer Burgersfort United Football Club plays soccer every Wednesday and Friday evening. They invite all social players of all ages to come and join them at the Laerskool Burgersfort sportsgrounds. Enquiries: Faizal, 082 922 3909 or Riaz, 072 471 7545. Winterveld Ringbalklub Die Winterveld Ringbalklub begin weer met hulle oefeninge. Dit is steeds Dinsdae en Donderdae om 18:00 by die Waterval CVO skool se bane. Alle nuwe en oud-spelers is welkom om by die klub aan te sluit. Die klub het vanaf juniorspelers wat nog op laerskool is tot seniors. Navrae: Zelna Wheeler, 072 531 6287.

AGS wikkel met fotografie Die Apostoliese Geloofsending gemeente op Steelpoort se lidmate staan nie terug om hulle stokperdjies en belangstellings ook in groepverband uit te leef nie. Verlede week Saterdag het die kerk se fotografiegroep in die kerksaal byeengekom vir ‘n werkswinkel wat deur Daryll Geddes aangebied is. Daryll is ook ‘n lid van Burgersfort Fotografieklub. Verskeie fotografieterme soos ‘lensopening’, ‘sluiterspoed’ en ‘witbalans’ het tydens lesing en bespreking deur die lug gevlieg en die groep het hulle gate uit geniet tydens die praktiese sessie waartydens water wat in ‘n pan drup en ‘n ry wynglase gekiek is.

Tubatse Ringbal Klub Die Tubatse Ringbal Klub oefen elke Dinsdagaand. Oefeninge is Dinsdae om 18:00 by Calvin College. Donderdae sal wedstryde op Lydenburg gespeel word. Alle belangstellendes is welkom. Navrae: Roelof Lourens, 072 209 0176 of Lesley Oosthuizen, 082 224 5695. Fotografie Klub Die Burgersfort Fotografie Klub se volgende vergadering vind die eerste Maandag in Junie plaas. Alle lede sowel as belangstellendes is welkom om dit by te woon. Die maand se foto tema is vrugte. Vir meer navrae kontak Ruan Kleynhans by 083 276 1643. Op-en-Wakker Groep vir bejaardes Op Ohrigstad verkoop die Op-en-Wakker Groep vir bejaardes hou elke laaste Vrydag van die maand pannekoek- en vetkoekverkope by die Pure Plaas stalletjie. Al die geld wat hulle in die eerste deel van die jaar ingesamel het, het gegaan vir liefdadigheid. Nou werk die bejaardes om geld in te samel vir hul toer na die Kaap. Laerskool Steelpoort se boeresport Laerskool Steelpoort hou lekker boeresport, ‘n braai en ‘n dans op Vrydag 27 Mei. Kom trek gerus tou teen van die besighede in die area. Die spanne bestaan uit 8 persone en die inskrywingsfooi is R100 per span. Die sports begin om 17:00. Daar is lekker pryse om te wen. Die aand sal afgesluit word met ‘n dans in die nuwe skoolsaal. Navrae en inskrywings, 082 550 6704.

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Zak van Niekerk by Laerskool Burgersfort Zak van Niekerk is op 6 Augustus by Laerskool Burgersfort. Die hekke maak 15:00 oop en die konsert begin om 19:00. Daar sal ‘n biertent, stalletjie en baie meer wees. Daar is nog staanplekke vir stalletjies. Navrae: 013 231 7609

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New councillors, more opposition. What will happen? Last week the national local municipal elections took place and many promises were made by various political parties. Locally the ANC still has the majority of seats in Council, but Greater Tubatse Municipality has the strongest opposition representation in years. We asked readers whether they think this opposition and the new ANC candidates will make a difference in service delivery and where they must start working.

Ms Angie Maishoane said: “Now that they are in council they must focus on service delivery not their personal clashes or organisational differences. They must ensure service delivery of water, electricity and sanitation”. With her is Mr Lazarus Tau.

Mnr Tom Bronkhost sê: “Nuwe besems vee altyd skoon. Hulle verval elke keer in dieselfde groef. As die opposisie meer druk uitoefen sal ons dalk ‘n verbetering sien. Hulle moet by die paaie begin en na behuising kyk. Daar is so baie goed wat aandag nodig het”. By hom is Tommie.

Me. Charmagne Wolmarans sê: “Ja, ek hoop dit gaan ‘n verskil maak om meer opposisie verteenwoordiging te hê. Mense moet net positief wees. Die ANC, DA of watter party ookal regeer moet net weet die land behoort aan die Here en almal moet dit so aanvaar”. By haar is Daniël.

Mr Comfort Mkansie and Mr Peniel Marule said: “It is going to make a difference. The opposition wants to prove a point to us as a community. Even if they are few, they won’t allow the ANC to do as they want. Competition is good. They must prioritise rural areas. People who don’t have water, electricity, roads. The previous guys did nothing. They must look after the ma-goggas who were crying on TV before the election”.

Ms Mahlatse Makofane and Mr Jeff Motswiane said: “If the ANC will have opposition they will be working. Opposition is so powerful. They must look at the roads. The Praktiseer road is bad. They must start there”.

Mr Rushi Nyathi (middle) and Mr Eric Ngele (right) said: “No, more opposition will make no difference. You go there, you are hungry, they give you money and then you care only for yourself - no matter if you are from the DA, ANC, Cope or PAC”. Mr Ernest Baloyi (left) said: “I think they will do better because they want to prove that they can deliver on their promises. They don’t want any more strikes and they want to be better than the ones before”. They all agree that water must be a priority. “The pipeline is coming from De Hoop, but we don’t think it will make a difference. There is also not enough facilities in Burgersfort. When you go to town there is always queues. You queue in ABSA, you queue at Pick n Pay, you queue at the taxi”.

Die Van der Merwe familie sê: “Dit kan ‘n verskil maak om meer partye verteenwoordig te hê. Hulle moet eerste werk aan dienste vir die armes. Hulle moet water en krag kry. Kyk ook na die slaggate”.

Ms. Damaries Malehodi and Ms Susan Louw said: “These candidates will be better than before. It will be an improvement to have opposition. They must start with electricity, roads and water supply”.

Me Chanell Kilian en mnr. Stefan Kilian sê: “Enige plek waar die ANC minder aan bewind is, gaan dit klaar beter gaan - so ons sal maar moet wag en sien. Hulle moet eerste aandag gee aan die paaie en die potholes”.

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Mnr. Carl Lourens sê: “Dit gaan ‘n verskil maak. ‘n Sterkter opposisie is ‘n beter demokrasie. Dit hou die regering op hulle tone. Nou is daar mense wat kan kyk dat ouens met portefeuljes hul werk doen. Goed soos parke en sypaadjies sal nou dalk beter onderhou word. Hulle moet kyk na korrupsie want dan sal die finansies regkom. Dit is ‘n krisis op die oomblik. Die dorp moet skoon en netjies kom dat mense hier wil bly”.


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Invitation to Public Participation Meeting Cascade Avenue Trading 128 (Pty) Ltd prospecting right applications has been accepted for PGM, Copper, Chrome, Nickel Cobalt, Zinc and other associated minerals by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) SAMRAD online system on the following farms: Houtbosch 323 KT, Genokakop 285 KT Ref LP30/5/1/2/33 PR, Zuiping 487 KS, Doornvlei 456 KS, Voorspoed 458 KS, Poortje 492 KS Ref LP30/5/1/1/10080 PR, Zwartkoppies 413 Zeekoegat 421 KS. Ref LP30/5/1/1/10079 PR. Zwiterland 473 KS, Indie 474 KS and Dal Josaphat 461 KS. Blue Limit Trading 21 (Pty) Ltd prospecting right applications has been accepted for PGM, Copper, Chrome, Nickel Cobalt, Zinc and other associated minerals by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) SAMRAD online system on the following farms: Schoonoord 462 KS, Blauwbloemetjeskloof 428 KS, Diamand 422 KS Ref LP 30/5/1/1/2/10037 PR, Scheiding 407 KS and Koedoeskop 408 KS Ref LP 30/5/1/1/2/10078 PR. farm Fesant Laagte 506 and Dingaanskop 543 KS. The above applications fall under the jurisdiction of the Polokwane office of the DMR Tel: (015) 287-4700. All interested and affected parties for the above areas are invited to attend a public participation meeting on Monday the 30 th May 2011, 12h00 at Jorge Steelpoort Resort. Please feel free to contact Darcy Bower on 082 578 7307 for details or fax your comments to 011 793-5554.

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Notice is hereby given in terms of chapter 4 section 19 and 20 of the Municipal System Act, Act 32 of 2000 and section 29(2) of local government municipal structure Act,117 of 1998 that Greater Tubatse Municipality will held its first council meeting of the newly elected municipal council as follows:

Date : 2 June 2011 Time : 10:00 Venue: Municipal Chamber (civic Centre) Members of public who wish to attend this council must make arrangements with council secretary Mr. ML Komane for logistical purposes. All members should be seated 15 minutes before commencement of council. For further queries, please contact Mr. ML Komane at 013 231 1000. Address: Kastania Street, Burgersfort PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150 Tel: 013 231 1000 Fax: 013 231 1467 Website:

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Boeresport by Steelpoort Akademie

By Steelpoort Akademie word daar vandag (Vrydag, 27 Mei) heerlike boeresport aangebied. Die publiek en besighede word genooi om teen mekaar te kom meeding in toutrek, driebeenresies, sakresies, vangdie-speenvark en sommer nog baie ander sports. Die inskrywings is R100 per span. Daar sal na die tyd lekker gebraai word

en in die nuwe skoolsaal sal ‘n dans gehou word. Die aand se verrigtinge begin om 17:00 en beloof om groot sports te wees. Daar sal braaipakkies, pap en sous beskikbaar wees teen R30 per persoon. Bring eie drinkgoed en stoele saam. Navrae: Susan: 082 550 6704; Annemarie: 082 876 8699 of Leticia: 082 802 6311.

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Play some pool at Winterveld The first meeting of the newly established Winterveld Pool Club that was held on 19 May and attended by 18 enthusiastic pool players. It was decided that until

November the Pool Club will only play club competitions and register for the league in December. Vernon Dixon, an employee at Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines was happy to report that the Club is proud to have Hyletta Kruger, a SA Pool Referee and her daughter Maryke Kruger that is a Springbok Referee as part of the Pool Club. The Committee was chosen at the meeting (photograph left) and they are: Vernon DixonChairman, Johan de NeckerVice chairman and finances, Maryke Kruger - secretary, Hyletta Kruger – treasurer, Lukas Makofane - cocoordinator, François Taljaard additional member and John Mogodiri - additional member. On 26 May a Pool Club Competition will be held at Winterveld Club where a trophy is at stake. This trophy will now be awarded on a monthly basis to the player of the month. Club competition will be held at the end of every month. Anyone interested to participate can join the Club every Thursday evening at the Winterveld Club at 17h00. Enquiries about the club can be done on 072 722 4466. (Photographs: Davida van der Walt, ECM)

Pool enthusiasts are invited to join the Pool Club at Winterveld Club.

Letabo Perr riders will be competing for Joshua Generation Schools at Badplaas on the 4th and 5th June in the SANSA competition. Should they do well, they will be going forward to compete in Kyalami against the best in the country. Shown on the photograph left are Sarie Venter and Danelle van der Walt with trainer June Lark. Should anyone wish to sponsor these two little stars please contact June 078 400 7802.

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27 MEI 2011

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Watch out for them at the Comrades 3 Gold medals for GTM last year

Modikwa Marathon team: Back: Albert Twala, Leboka Noto, Solomon Masedi, Peter Molapo and Victor Maroge. Front: Cedrick Mbuyane, Sonia Makoua, Justice Phokane, Adolph Boshego and Harry Tjia. On Sunday it is Comrades Marathon time again. This year many of the local athletes will attempt to complete the ultra marathon of 86, 96km from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. The Modikwa Marathon Club (photograph above) is sending a strong team this year. “We are hoping to have the same and better success in 2011 as we had in previous years” they said. The team asked all Modikwa employees and Burgersfort residents to support them on Sunday. Modikwa management wished them good luck for the race. Nicolas Ngele, en employee of OK Grocer in Burgersfort will be taking on the Comrades for an eleventh time. He will also for the first time be running as a veteran. Last year he finished as number 153 across the finish line. His fellow employees and management wished himgood luck (photo left) while posing with some of his Comrades Marathon medals. Atheletes from Steelpoort Marathon Club and Burgersfort Marathon Club will also be competing.



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Three athletes to watch with interest are Peter Molapo, Leboka Noto and Fanie Matshipa. Fanie (photo below) finished in fifth place last year, earning him a gold medal. Peter and Leboka came over the finish in ninth and tenth position last year. All three of them are determined to do their best and try to improve upon last year.

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Platinum Gazette 27 May 2011  
Platinum Gazette 27 May 2011  

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