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Platinum Gazette Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad, Jane Furse

28 January 2011

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Shop where Burgersfort, Morone Centre South Africa shops! Tel: (013) 231 8090 or 087 808 4022/3 A crowd of more than 9000 people, reflected in entertainer Thebe’s sunglasses, attended this year’s Factory Shop Bakkie Draw in Burgersfort last Saturday. What is probably the most crowded annual event in downtown Burgersfort, coincided with the unexpected and unannounced closing of roads for tarring at the entrance to the new municipal building. The result? You gueseed right, chaos in the extreme. Read more about the bakkie draw on p 2 and and see what our readers say about the traffic on pages 10 and 11.

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Thousands at bakkie draw Thousands of hopeful entrants gathered outside Factory Shop on Saturday last week for the anual ‘Win a bakkie’ draw. The first arrivals came just after six the morning to ensure they are in the front. During the course of the morning free goodies were given away, the crowd was entertained by Thobela FM and Thebe. In the more than thirty degrees heat, some of the

crowd took refuge in the trees. This also gave them a good view of the proceedings. More than 42 000 entries were received in the competition. This was administrated by Loyalty Marketing. By midday 20 entrants were called out and eventually four walked away with a R1000 each. One of them, Mr John Kabekwa from Moroke won the bakkie. Kabekwa is just starting his own business after losing his job. He plans to use the bakkie for fruit and vegetable transport. The Omar family,

Left: Mr John Kabekwa in his new bakkie.

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Three appear for murder

Nkwe still not trading

Police at Leboeng have arrested three suspects at Ga-Nkoana village on a charge of murder. This is after a 70 year old woman was found dead in her house’s bedroom. Her children discovered her and as they were suspicious about the cause of their mother’s death, the Police opened an inquest docket. A post mortem was held on Wednesday 2011-01-19 at Lebowakgomo Government Mortuary. It was established through the post mortem that the women’s death was caused by strangulation to her throat. Police requested the community for more information and as a result of the information received, arrested three suspects. Molleng Lesele (42), Alfred Komane (52) and Mmolokeng Marabe (52), all three from Ga-Nkoana village, appeared in court on Tuesday 2011-01-25. The case was postponed to 1 February 2011 for further investigation and they were all remanded in custody. The Police say they would like to thank community members for their assistance and encourage people to continue to give information that will ensure justice is done.

Nkwe Platinum has decided not to resume trading shares on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:NKP) after it earlier announced that the company will probably resume trading last week. In an announcement th company’s Executive Director, Peter Landau says “Further to the announcement dated 13 January 2011, South African focussed Platinum company Nkwe Platinum Limited (ASX: NKP) (“Nkwe” or the Company”) would like to update the market regarding the suspension of its securities on the ASX, and other matters related to its South African platinum assets. While it was the intention of the company to request a re listing of its securities on the ASX, the Board has decided, based on the continued perceived uncertainty regarding its assets in South Africa, to remain suspended for a further period. The Board believes this to be a prudent course of action to ensure shareholder value is maintained and shareholders are able to trade its securities in a fully informed manner with the status of its current asset base positively clarified. As previously advised, joint applications have been made to the South African DMR by the Roka Phasha and Bengenyama communities for rights to the farms Eerste Geluk 327KT and Nooitverwacht 324KT. Genorah is the economic partner for both applications, with NKWE having a back toback agreement with Genorah to ensure its 64% rights to these farms will be maintained. It is the intention of NKWE to remain suspended until a determination is made in the coming weeks based on statutory requirements with regards to the section 104 applications to these farms. The Company is also aware of a number of parties, including an Australian based journalist working for a national publication (who is a close relative of the South African lawyer who represents the opposing applicants), who have made a number of false and inaccurate claims to NKWE shareholders and other interested parties (via email) in recent days, which the Company has not had the opportunity (nor has been asked) to respond to. The Company will address all relevant issues by way of ASX release prior to the recommencement of trading. The Company is currently reviewing all correspondence and public statements and reserves its rights with regards to all future action/s. As with previous announcements, Nkwe confirms its stated position with regards to its ability to retain and develop its interests in both the Garatau and Tubatse projects.” The whole issue around Nkwe’s South African assets near Burgerfort came to the fore at the end of last year when Genorah Resources lost a Constitutional court case over prospecting rights against a local community, halting Nkwe’s developing plans until a reolution has been found.

Please help with graves The Police at Leboeng discovered three graves at farm between Mokutung and Kgautswane(Ga-Molai) villages next to the mountain. This is after they received infomation form the Kgoshi that a number of women who were busy gathering wood around that farm found the said graves in farm. It seems that the graves had recently been upgraded. The Police at Leboeng ask the communities from Kgautswane, Mokutung and surrounding areas, to furnish them with more information about the graves as they want to get in touch with the families of the deceased. If the are no people that knows or could assist the Police in finding the families of the said graves, the Police will apply for an exhumation order to find the identities of the people buried.



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In memoriam Young Emmanuel Maroga (12) of Steelpoort Academy suddenly passed away this week. He was one of the school’s top cross country athletes and participated in long distance athletics items. He was with his class mates busy training for the upcoming Inter-schools competition on Tuesday when tragedy truck. At about 14:30 Emmanuel collapsed on the athletics field. Teachers and class mates carried him to the shade. There they managed bring him to and called a doctor and ambulance. He however lost consciousness again and passed away. According to his teachers he was a passionate child who lived out his

emotions. His mother, Mathilda Maroga is a single parent and they live in one of the nearby villages. She is still in shock after his his sudden death. According to teachers at the school Emmanuel had no illness they were aware of. The cause of his death was still unknown by the time of going to press. On Wednesday the school organised counselling for the pupils and teachers who were with Emmanuel on Tuesday afternoon. The school will now at the upcoming Inter-schools athletics present his mother with a golden medal - the one he so much wished to win this year.

Vrag brand naby Ohrigstad Die vrag van hierdie vragmotor het vermoedelik aan die brand geraak nadat een van sy bande aan die brand geraak het.

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Dit het so net voor 17:00 op 24 Januarie op die Blyderivierpad naby Branddraai gebeur. (Foto’s: Herman Hefer, HerCo-Tech)

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Samancor ECM care for communities

In the first two weeks of school, Samancor, Eastern Chrome Mines issued 2000 pencil cases to local schools. Grade R and Grade 1 learners were targeted. Some of the schools where the mine made donations are at Ga-Pasha (top photograph), Mampuru (above right) and Maleleng Primary School (above). On 20 January 2011, Doornbosch Mine, which forms part of Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines, donated food hampers to Civil Society Development Initiative (CSDI) based in Riba Cross. The main objectives of the centre are to promote social support to communities where the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is high, to identify bedridden clients who need care, to identify child headed families and refer them appropriately, to offer physical and emotional care for bedridden people and to provide food for orphans and vulnerable children In the bottom photograph, Ephraim Moela is handing over the hampers to Petrus Moganedi. Also in the picture, from left to right, are Margaret Makofane and Sister Moropana, who all work at the centre.


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Me. Drienie Nortjé was die gelukkige wenner van ‘n gasbraaier in die Parmalat kompetisie. “Ek gaan my man se hero wees,” was haar eerste reaksie. “Ek het elke strokie in die houer gegooi. Dis die eerste keer dat ek iets wen, “ vertel sy. Mnr. Vonnie Craffert het die prys aan haar oorhandig.

Me. Marsha Labuschagne was het die tweede prys in die Parmalat kompetisie gewen. Sy het koopbewyse ter waarde van R400 ontvang. Me. Wanda Pieterse het die prys aan haar oorhandig. By hulle staan Chanté. (Foto: OK Grocer)

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Waterval CVO atlete op Lydenburg

Die Waterval CVO (groen) skool buite Burgersfort het verlede week Saterdag aan atletiek by die CVO skool op Lydenburg deelgeneem. Die kinders het dit baie geniet en goed presteer. (Foto’s: Barbara Kaplan)

Klipspruit in vloed Die Klipspruit in die Badfonteinvallei het Sondag in vloed afgekom. Die rivier vloei in die Kwênadam in. Dit het ook die pad na die Klipfontein skool oorstroom. Inwoners op plase in die area moet oor die brug om by die teerpad uit te kom. (Foto’s: Ria Meyer)

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Hasies en Skilpaaie hou sport by Laerskool Burgersfort

Die Hasies (geel) en Skilpaaie (groen) van Laerskool Burgersfort het verlede week Vrydag aan die huissport deelgeneem. Die reën het sommige items so beïnvloed dat dit op ‘n latere datum gehou is. Dit het egter nie die gees van die dag gedemp nie en die kinders het voluit deelgeneem en die dag geniet. Die wenners vir die atletiek en die sangbeker word hierdie komende Maandag tydens die weeklikse saalbyeenkoms aangekondig.







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What do you think of the Traffic flow and traffic control in Burgersfort seem to be two of the major headaches to both authorities and drivers alike. Frustrated drivers feel that traffic officials are not helping out where needed. When there is electricity supply interruptions and the traffic lights are not working there is seldom a pointsman on duty to help with the flow of vehicles. Repairs of potholes and construction work are other things that are causing frustration. On Saturday last week, the section between Twin City Complex and the soon-to-be fourway stop/robot at Toyota was closed. Repairs was done where construction work damaged the road for the new Kastania road towards the new municipal building and its robots. Saturday was one of the busiest days of the month and no traffic officials were in sight. One of the construction workers tried to regulate the traffic, but soon gave up against the constant flow . Many people thought they’ll take the route through the Twin City centre, only to find that they cannot exit again. This forced many drivers to make use of the openings for pedestrian crossings in the wall between the two lanes in Dirk Winterbach street. One reader who begged to remain anonynous for fear of victimisation said: “It is poor service! I struggled for about an hour to get from the robot that turns to the Morone Centre at OK, to the road at Spar. There was not a single traffic official in sight!”. A man who has been living in Burgersfort for 35 years and also wished to remain anonymous, “because the traffic cops know me and will say ‘hy het ons toegesteek’” said: “It is like night. Saturday you could not move. The taxi drivers are not doing things right. They turn towards Boxer up into the one-way while we have to wait for them. We are paying taxes to be here and the traffic officials should be where the problems are”. We asked readers what they think of the traffic control in general and what they suggest must be done to better it.

SMS us your opinion on the subject to: 073 416 5119

Mnr Tshwared Malatjie, ‘n taxibestuurder sê: “Hulle moet ons laat weet as die straat gaan toe wees. Dis besig en die mense is haastig en dan moet ons ‘n plan kan maak. Ons vra dat as die krag af is dan moet die traffic cops werk. Hulle moet daar wees by die robotte”.

Mnr. Patrick Gericke sê: “Daardie stuk pad waaraan hulle Saterdag gewerk het lyk darem baie beter. Hulle moet net wanneer hulle so werk, ‘n ordentlike detour maak”.

Mr Aubrey Mkhabela and rank marshall, Mr Justice Malepe felt the following will help with the traffic in town: “Respect the one next to you. Obey the robots and make sure it is green before you go. Check the ‘feet-walkers’. Open your eyes to them because they can easily be run over”.

Mr Judias Mokoena and Ms Gertrude Mokoena said: “They must arrange not to make repairs over weekends. It is busy and everyone knows it will cause trouble. The traffic cops must be there to control the traffic. They must also sort out the taxis that just park anywhere. There is no control”.

Mr Joseph Tonga, a taxi driver said:”To have the traffic cops regulate the traffic will sometimes help and sometimes not. At the end of the month the traffic is too much and sometimes the robots do not work. The traffic cops then do not help. They must be here every time”.

Mnr Abraham Mnisi sê: “Hulle moet inligtingsborde insit sodat die mense betyds kan besluit waar hulle moet draai. Saterdag se ding was onverwags op ons”.

Mr Amos Mokwena, a taxi driver said: “There is no problem with the traffic. It is working all right”.

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traffic control in town?

Mnr Carl Lourens sê: “Hulle eerste probleem Saterdag was dat hulle altwee die bane gelyk toegemaak het. Dit was baie swak beplan. Ek het met ‘n sleepwa deur die eiland-gat in die muur gery. As jy dan verkeerd ry het jy moeilikheid want die stroom is so dat jy nie kan terugstoot om die sleepwa reg te draai nie. Die verkeersbeamptes moet ook kaartjies gee vir dié wat voor ingange en op geelstrepe parkeer. Ek stel ook voor dat hulle sommer nou al die straat voor die afgebrande Supa Save ‘n eenrigting maak en die straat onder dit, Eddie Sedibe straat, in die ander rigting ‘n eenrigting. Dit sal verhoed dat die sypaadjie sulke chaos word en dat die trokke bo in die woonbuurt moet gaan draai”.

Mr Tishetjo Mashego and Mr Ntate Mafane, both taxi drivers, said: “There is no parking for taxis and no proper entrance and exit at the rank at Boxer. The rank is too small. If they build another one it will be better. If there is a problem with the traffic, the traffic officers must control the situation. There was no town planning and still they are doing things without consulting the community. Another problem is that members of the police and municipal officials own some of the intercity taxis and then they order the traffic officials not to touch them, but we are being regulated.

Mr Piet Malo said: “The traffic cops must help when there is a lot of traffic”. Links: Mnr. Theuns Britz sê: “Daar waar staan geen u-turn draai hulle en dit reg voor die spietkops wat staan en kyk en niks doen nie!” By hom is Dirkie en Albert Britz.

Mr Jeffrey Seerane, a taxi driver said: “We have only one street. That is why we have a problem, especially at the end of the month. The traffic cops must be there at robots regulating and giving everyone a chance”.

Above: Ms Phyllis Mlambo said: “They must make two main roads. They must also put up better signs when doing repairs”. Above right: Mr Sipho Libambo said: “They must open more streets. The traffic officers must regulate the traffic and not only charge us for speed traps. The robots fail to accommodate us and the traffic cops must regulate, especially at KFC”.

Regs: Me. Christa Jansen van Vuuren sê: “Daar moet verkeersmense wees waar gewerk word. As hulle minder in hul karre sit en ook by ander plekke as Leopard’s Bush werk sal dit beter gaan. Die verkeer is chaoties. By Boxer maak hulle sommer ‘n u-turn voor jou na ‘n ander baan”. By haar is Sefastian. Left: Mr Ignatius Mokonyana said: “It will be proper to communicate to the people what is happening. That was stupid on Saturday. The traffic cops must be there to regulate the flow of traffic”.

Mnr. David Basjan sê: “Dis swak as hulle die strate toemaak. Veral as dit reën moet die verkeersbeamptes in die rondte wees om seker te maak almal is veilig. Ons weet hulle kan nie oral wees nie, maar hulle moet ons by die hoofpunte uithelp”.



Houtsport op Ohrigstad Laerskool Ohrigstad het verlede week Saterdag Houtsport gehou. Die Kiaat- en Olienhoutspanne het teen mekaar meegeding. Kiaat (rooi) het uiteindelik gewen met 468 punte, maar Olienhout het met die sangbeker weggestap.

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Letters / Briewe

Not better than nature ...

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.

Dagboek / Diary To submit your diary entry. Fax or e-mail all the details to us at (fax) 013 231 7147 or (e-mail) This is a free service. 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. 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. 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: 1 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: R470. Your booking will only be confirmed once your R470 has been paid. Contact: Martin van Rooyen, 082 816 4833.

Thought for the week “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” - Frank A Clark

Hoërskool Lydenburg reüinie Die Hoërskool Lydenburg matrieks van 1961 beplan om hierdie jaar hul 50 jaar reüinie te hou. Almal van daardie jaar word versoek om met Henry Erasmus in verbinding te tree. Hy kan bereik word by 083 276 7873 of 015 307 4550 or henrye@telkomsa.xinet

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

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

1. Sport Klubs/ Sport Clubs GSKA Karate Dinsdae & Donderdae van 17h30 – 19h00 by Calvin Collage. Almal welkom van 6 jaar en ouer. Skakel Jolanda Hietbrink by 082 859 9681. Winterveld Ringbalklub nooi die hele familie om te kom ringbal speel. Oefening tye is Dinsdae & Donderdae 18:00, by Waterval CVO Skool se bane. Vir meer inligting skakel Zelna Wheeler 072 531 6287 of Bennie Wheeler 082 740 3584.

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

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Betrekkings/ Vacancies Phoenix Flying Squad Is looking for guards with a PSIRA Grade D qualification and mining experience. Afrikaans and English speaking. They will be stationed in the Steelpoort area. To apply contact: 074 582 5736 ‘n Vakante betrekking bestaan vir ‘n manspersoon met ‘n geldige PSIRA Graad B kwalifikasie, ‘n geldige rybewys en sy eie 4x4 Dubbelkajuit voertuig. Salaris: R5 000 motortoelaag R500 selfoontoelaag R7500 salaris Behuising word verskaf. Maatskappy voorsien petrol. Die betrekking is in die Badplaas omgewing. Om aansoek te doen skakel: 083 630 2814.

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Tubatse Partnerships, a development based NGO located in Burgersfort, Limpopo Province, invites all unemployed graduates to register on the graduate database to be considered for further skills development and graduate placements. Tubatse Partnerships, in partnership with National Youth Development Agency (Limpopo) is currently developing a database of unemployed graduates. The objective of the database is to initiate Graduate Development Programme that will assist in accelerating job opportunities for unemployed graduates. The Graduate Development Programme will assist in achieving among others the following key priorities: Identify and quantify unemployed graduates in various study disciplines Assist in developing and offering the required soft skills Register graduates on various career placements and learnership programmes All interested unemployed graduates are invited to register on the database as follows: Submit brief CV, certified copy of ID, tertiary education certificates (university, FET, etc) and proof of residence from the residing municipality or tribal office The above information should be submitted at the NYDA Youth Advisory Centre, Old Municipal Offices, Cnr Eddie Sedibe and Kort Streets, Burgersfort All registrations will be confirmed through an sms, therefore ensure correctness of cellphone number provided. All registered graduates will be invited for graduate development introductory workshop meeting during February/March 2011. Executive Coordinator: Tubatse Partnerships Po Box 1282, Burgersfort, 1150

Kennisgewings/Notices Tubatse Chrome is a progressive, innovative company which, along with making a significant contribution to the South African economy and mining sector, is actively striving to be an employer of choice.



Tubatse Chrome based in Steelpoort would like to invite tenders from Transport Companies : • • •

To provide safe and reliable transport for: Tubatse Chrome employees to and from work, Tubatse Chrome employees children, to and from school, Domestic employees transport, to and from the Annex Residential Village.

Tender documents to be collected from the Procurement office, on payment of a non refundable fee of R500.00: Mrs. Elsabé Davel Tubatse Chrome R555 Main Road Tubatse Steelpoort or contact Mrs Davel for directions on Tel : 013 230 8230 Tender fee payable at the Financial Department before the documents can be collected Contact Person: Mrs. Wilna Volschenk – Tel: 013 230 8353 Details of the site meeting will be confirmed on date of collection of the Tender documentation Documents will be available from 25 January 2011 – 4 Febuary 2011

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Chrome A and B in action at Chrome Club On last week Saturday both league teams played at Tubatse Chrome Club. Get the results and more photographs on

page 16. The Chrome teams were dressed in the red and the neon green.

Notice: Applications for additional members for the GTM Audit Committee In terms of Section 166(1), read with subsection 6 of the Local Government Municipal Finance management Act, 56 of 2003, the Greater Tubatse Municipality based in Burgersfort seeks to appoint 2 (Two) suitably qualified external professionals to serve as additional members of its Audit Committee. The committee will meet at least 4 times a year but additional special meetings may be called. The remuneration of members shall be determined by the Council of the Municipality. Interested professionals should be able to demonstrate their abilities in one or more of the following areas  Proficiency in the monitoring and management of risk and internal controls  Previous audit committee experience in local government and/or other spheres of government  Recognized leadership with sound knowledge of Performance Management System (PMS)  Possession of sound track record of Information Communication &Technology (ICT)  Conduct responsibilities in the context of the municipal’s strategic objectives and overall corporate governance  Act independently and be proactive in advising the Council and Accounting Officer of issues that require further management attention;  Ask relevant questions, evaluate the answers and continue to probe for information until completely satisfied with answers provided;  A professional approach to duties, including commitment of time and effort;  Encourage openness and transparency; and Work constructively with management. Applicants should possess the following skills and experience:  Local Government Performance Management, information communication and technology experience;  Public sector experience;  An understanding of the business in which the organization operates;  Familiarity with risk management practices;  An understanding of internal controls;  An understanding of major performance management and public sector reporting issues;  Familiarity with legislative requirements; and  Understanding of the roles of internal and external audit. In the interest of good governance, The Greater Tubatse Municipality strives to comply with the Municipal Finance Management Act, no 56 of 2003, Guidance of the King III Report on Corporate Governance, and the recommendations of the Auditor General. Applications together with comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, portfolio of major accomplishments and certified copies of qualifications, must be clearly marked “Audit committee” and be forwarded to: The Municipal Manager, The Greater Tubatse Municipality, P O Box 206, Burgersfort fax application will be accepted. The closing date for the application is 31st January 2011 Mapule Mokoko Acting Municipal Manager

Action Cricket due to start again The Tubatse Chrome Action Cricket is due to start again. Teams who would like to enter for this

season’s play are requested to contact Martin van Rooyen on 082816 4833. Come join the fun!

Maatlopo regaining their strength After tasting defeat two weeks ago, Maatlopo United FC went to Ga-Motodi like a wounded tiger. They played there against Morethetho FC on Saturday last week. By half time the score was 3-0 in favour of the visitors. The goals was scored by Billy Mpaketsane and Thapelo Moropane. The hosts reduced the gap in the second half when they managed to score two goals. That was however not good enough and the game ended 4-2 in favour of Maatlopo United. The last goal was

scored by Collen Mphoka. The Man of the Match was Billy Mpaketsane. “We thank the players, the technical team and our supporters for the much needed points,” said Mr Jimmy Makola, the team’s spokeman. On 29 January the team was due to face Mooihoek 11 Experience, but the game was postponed due to family commitments on the Mooihoek side. Enquiries: Jimmy Makola, 082 407 6226 or Sydney Makoka, 072 869 4418.


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SPORT Chroom golfers blink uit op tuisveld Die golf liga is weer volstoom aan die gang en beide Chroom A en Chroom B het verlede week Saterdag wedstryde gespeel. Die wedstryde is op Tubatse Chrome Klub se

bane gespeel en die spelers het maar swaargekry in die bedompige hitte. Chrome A het teen Lydenburg gespeel. Hulle wen die dag 5-4.

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Cupboards, Kitchens, Cabinet Units, Lights

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

Chrome B het teen Witrivier se span te staan gekom. Hulle het ook gewen met 6-3. Hierdie naweek is dit stil en is daar nie enige amptelike kompetisie nie, maar alle spelers

word genooi om op 5 Februarie die oggend te kom speel en die middag die klub se algemene jaarvergadering by te woon. Dit is belangrik dat soveel moontlik lede daar is.

Platinum Gazette 28 Jan 2011  
Platinum Gazette 28 Jan 2011  

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