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28 Maart 2014



Democratic Alliance march As the campaign of political parties heat up before the election, the Democratic Alliance marched in Burgersfort on Tuesday from the old municipal building to the new building of the Greater Tubatse Local Municipality. The purpose of the march was tro hand over a memorandum to the mayor, Councillor Nkosi Josias Mahlake, containing grievances about services in various outlying villages. According to the memorandum the country’s Constitution recognises that everyone is entitled to rights that include the right of access to housing and the right of access to sufficient water. The momrandum further states that local government must make provision of electricity supply, water and sanitation and municipal roads. The residents of Malaeneng and Mapareng (both Ward 1) and Phiring (Ward 26), GaMashamotane (Ward 25), Ga- MMotodi (Ward 22) and Modimolle (Ward 8), say in the mmemorandum of the DA that they had been denied these rights. The demand electricity in their village and houses, proper access bridges, proper roads and that proper water and sanitation be installed in their villages. Mayor Mahlake duly received the memorandum at the municipal building’s security control gate before the marchers dispersed.

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NUUS Photographs and information on this page were kindly contributed by Doc Marebane and Tshepo Marebane.

R3000 million of hope As the counrty is celebrating 20 years of democracy and freedom, the community of Sekhukhune also have a reason to smile. The much anticipated De Hoop Dam has officially been opened by President Jacob Zuma and a glittering function was held at Ga-Malekane Village on Monday. In his speech the president highlighted the significance of the dam and said that the dam will benefit all the communities of Sekhukhune, Lephalale and Capricorn municipalities. He said that the dam is the 13th largest dam in the county and will be a relief to the village communities of Limpopo who some used to depend on boreholes and others travelled long distances to fetch water. He further said that the dam will provide the local mines with water and will boost economic growth of the area. “Indeed South Africa is a better place to live in and there is a good story to tell about water provision, health and education as more and more people is accessing government services than it was prior 1994. The quality of lives of ordinary South Africans have improved as more and more students are admitted in universities and millions of learners get free education and meals at schools than before”, he said. He further urged the community to go and vote on 7 May as it is their democratic right. Some of the communities said that they are glad the dam project has been completed. Solly Moholo and Winnie Mashaba were some of the artists that entertained the crowd. The local poet and praise singer Lesufi le Dithala Bodiba recited a praise song about the president, to the crowd’s roar for some more.

Kholofelo Mankge from GaMalekana said: “I feel happy that government has solved the lack of water in the area. It was very difficult for us. Children were always pushing wheelbarrows to fetch water instead of studying. We used to travel about 8km to the river to fetch water which we shared with animals.”

Johannes Monama from Roosenekal said: “I feel honoured to have been part of the water project. The project created many job opportunities and other spinoffs that made us able to provide for our families”.

Mojuta Maboko from GaRantho” I am so happy that we will now have access to clean running water. We fetched water from wells and it was very difficult when it does not rain. We feel that our pride has been restored. I thank the government for ensuring that people have access to basic services such as water. Water is life.”

Jane Choma from Ga Mampuru “Re tla ikhutsa go ya dinokeng go kga meetse le go hlatswa. Go be go sa bolokega go bo mme go ya dinokeng. Re a leboga se mmuso wa rena o re diretseng sona ka go aga De Hoop gore re be le meetse. Meetse a bohlokwa kudu maphelong a rena.

Marble Mokwana from Ga Rantho Village: “We used to get water from the nearby river to drink and cook. Thanks God the water is not contaminated with cholera. Today I feel so happy that government has launched the dam so that we can have access to clean water”.

Thelma Mothapo from Jane Furse. “I appreciate that government has finally opened the dam for people to access water. I wish people could access the water today. People’s lives are at risk by sharing water with animals.”



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Herman is Supa lucky 2014 is the year in which Supa Save Burgersfort will be giving away 3 Nissan NP200 bakkies. The first was drawn on Saturday last week and Mr Herman Maibela from Leboeng was the lucky winner. Herman is a regular at Supa Save and will be using the bakkie to deliver stock to his Tuck Shop next to Banareng Primary School in Leboeng. Ms Granny Shai walked away with the second prize of R10 000 cash. She will be

using it to fix up her home. Mr Petrus Makua won the third prize of R5000. On the day approximately 5000 people also served food as they waited for the final draw. Loads of other prizes were given away as Thobela FM set the tone for the event. By 15:00 an estimated 7 000 people were gathered outside Supa Save Burgersfort. Supa Save Shoppers can still enter the draws for the two remaining bakkies. Details are available in store.

Above: Mr Anees Arbee (Supa Save), Mr Hanif Latib (Supa Save) and Mr Herman Maibela just after the draw.

Left: Waiting before the testing their keys in the bakkie are Mr Herman Maibela, Mr Petrus Makua and Ms Granny Shai.

Above: Varouis prizes were handed out during the course of the morning. Suppliers also gave away promotional items. Special effort was put in to ensure that the elderly and disabled will also stand a chance to win some of the smaller prizes. Left: Approximately 5000 people were fed on the day. (Photograph: Anees Arbee).

28 MAART 2014



Boxer’s Win-A-Wedding couple tie the knot On 1 March Phuti Moloto and Solly Letswalo celebrated their wedding day. It was not only special because they were sealing their love for each other through marraige, but also because they were the winners of the Win-A-Wedding competition Boxer stores in conjunction with Clere ran. They won a wedding worth R100 000. Customers purchasing a 400ml Clere Hand & Body Lotion for him and one for her at Boxer could enter the competition which started in July 2013. “It was an incredible moment when the panel announced that we were teh winners. We both had mixed emotions, we were so nervous that we were sweating but we were also both so excited,” says Phuti. The couple shared five happy years together before wanting

The new Mr and Mrs. Letswalo.

to take the next step in their relationship. Having selflessly placed the needs of their family before their own, the couple were unable to save towards their dream white wedding. The Win-A-Wedding competition was a saving grace for this hopeful young couple. Their story tugged on the heartstrings of the judging panel and meeting them in person exposed their humbleness and true love for each other. This solidified the judges’ choice and proved to be the right one. The rules of the competition stated that the winning couple would need to have their wedding by March 2014 adn that was not an issue for this couple. The ceremony took place at the Mekete Guest HOuse, also known as the Golden Rest Lodge, in Polokwane. The wedding was graded by the couple’s close family and friends as well as representatives from Boxer. “Seeing the bridal couple, Phuti and Solly exchange their vows in front of hundreds of guests at a dreamlike venue...tears of happy emotion welling up in both of their eyes made Boxer and Clere’s Win-A-Wedding competition an event to remember. We are all about changing our customers’ lives for the better and we have done just that with this competition. We make the impossible, possible,” said Andrew Mills, Boxer Marketing Director. The success of this collaboration was evident through the number of entries and sales but was possible through the strong professional relationship shared between the two concerned parties. Their common drive to serve their customers and give them their very best is what made Boxer and Amka/Clere the perfect fit. The day was everything they wanted it to be. “Our drea day became a reality; and we got to celebrate our marriage with the whole of South Africa. Today’s wedding was everything we could have hoped for and so much more. We would like to thank Boxer, Amka Clere and Bona magazine for making today possible - you have made our special day happen. For real!” the couple said. (Information & Photographs: Boxer)

Fencing in progress Fencing the agricultural land of the Tswelopele Cooperative Farms started this week. The project is being revived with the help of the Sekhukhune Development Agency (SDA). Last week the SDA held a meeting with the farmers explaining the role of the SDA, the role of the cooperative, the role of the strategic partners as well as the possible way forward. The focus will for the moment fall on a piece of land on the Ga-Motodi side of the road to Praktiseer.

The couple tied the knot in a beautiful garden wedding fit for a king and queen. Walking down the red carpet after exchanging their vows.

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28 MARCH 2014


‘This is what we do’

Community group learns from Fire Station

Bakoni Phuthi Socio-Economic Fire Fighting is a community group at Riba Cross near Burgersfort that works towards community based fire fighting in rural areas that are located large distances from fire stations, in this case, the Sekhukhune District Fire Station in Burgersfort. A shift manager at this fire station, Phillip Kgapane, got word about the group, visited them and subsequently invited them to the Fire Station in Burgersfort for a workshop on Wednesday. “We cannot employ these people, nor do we have a budget to train them, but we can show them what we do and how we do it, so that is why they send a delegation here today,” he told the newspaper. Members of the group were divided into two teams during the course of their visit and competed against each other in various activities that fire fighting personnel do as part of their daily duty, giving them a new perspective on their particular field of interest.


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Promises, you believe them? Political parties are heating up their campaigns to get South African voters to look their way on election day. This means that they are proclaiming what they stand for and what they aim to achieve with the power the people will be giving them. Platinum Gazette asked readers whether they listen to the various parties’ promises and if they believe what they are being told during this campaigning period.

Mr Stephen Mphego said: “I do believe what they are promising, but we need to support them if they are going to achieve it. If we keep on blaming and pointing fingers it is not helping. Especially those parties who have been in the field a long time can achieve their promises with the help of the community. The smaller parties must be careful. You cannot be born today and know more than your father. Look at America, there is just 2 parties. We must discourage this thing of many political parties. We lose focus because of it”.

Mr Peter Mthombeni (right) said: “They cannot keep their promises. If they get into power they’ll say ‘We need time’, or ‘We need to settle into the work, we are new’. They’ll also blame the previous government. That is what the ruling party is doing now and that is what anyone that may take over from them will do. No party will be able to keep their promises”. Mr Patson Sekgobela said: “I believe some of the parties will be able to keep their promises”.

Ms Elizabeth Motsamai and Ms Mamajara Majara said: “There is nobody who is like Mandela. All of them are making promises they cannot fulfill. We’re not at all being influenced for our votes by their promises. We do listen but we don’t believe any promises”. With them is Kennedy. Mr Elvis Nkuna said: “They just make empty promises. If they get the votes while they were staying at a rural place, they’ll move away into town once they are in power. Right now I’ve given up on listening to any party, especially the ruling party. There are just too many unfulfilled promises”.

Ms Rachel Swanepoel and Ms Caroline Wetdewich said: “We listen to the parties, but we don’t believe anything they say because of past experiences. When they get the seat in parliament they don’t deliver. They are concentrating on mocking each other instead of focusing on the people”.

Mr Prince Shongwe and Mr Collins Zamba said: “We think they exaggerate their promises. They just want to get your vote. All the parties just want to get into power”. Mnr. Micky Joubert sê: “Nee, almal praat dieselfde dinge maar na die verkiesing gebeur daar niks. Ek kyk nuus en volg wat hulle sê maar glo nie die beloftes nie”.

Mr Edmund Maroga and Mr Isaiah Idio said: “In terms of campaigning their promises are worth nothing. They just want to convince people to vote for them”.

Ms Sabinah Mpuru said: “I believe in SAMEBA’s promises. It will free the people. Things will be better with them. I’ve read all the parties’ manifesto’s, posters etc. but SAMEBA is different. It is better”.

Ms Sindi Mashego said: “All of them will say anything to get a vote but none of them will deliver. I don’t believe any of the things they say. They are wasting their money on posters. My eyes are tired, I don’t even read it”.

Mr Leonard Lekhoane said: “I always listen to them but they are always lying. Now there is the DA and EFF as well. They are all liars. They all just want to eat. If they get seats in parliament they’ll do the same as the ANC. I read everything about them and listen but they Ms Dimakatso Ngwenya and Ms Deborah Selahle cannot make their promises come said: “We think they make promises because they want our votes, but we don’t see it being delivered. We true. E.g. some promise free education for everyone, but there is think all political parties are the same. None of them no such thing as free education for will deliver. They just promise. We listen to them, but whites. Why do they have to pay for we don’t believe anymore”. their children’s education? So they are lying!” Left: Mnr Abel Madigage sê: “Politics is eintlik ‘n besigheid. Dis soos om tamaties op straat te verkoop. Elke man wil wen dan sal jy sien hoe gebruik hulle ons geld. Kyk net hoe ‘n duur beeskraal het hulle met staatsgeld gebou daar by Nkandla. I am not going to vote. To go and and queue for five hours to vote? No! You’ll queue for nothing”.

Mr Lord Mashaba said: All the politicians are the same. They all lie. I don’t read their posters or believe them”.

Mr Solomon Thankge and his wife Elizabeth said: “They make empty promises. They promised us water and electricity but in the end we did not get anything. We read the posters and then on voting day we’ll choose the one we like. We’ll decide for ourselves on the day as our vote is our secret. Maybe the EFF can do something? We are hoping for something better than what the ruling party gave us. Today we have something to eat and tomorrow we don’t have anything while we are with them”. With them is Modipadi Bontle. Left: Mr Martin Mokhele said: “No, I don’t believe any party’s promises. It is now 20 years and I’ve still not received water and electricity. I listen to them and I read about them, but I don’t believe anything”.

Right: Mr Douglas Magabane said: “I listen to them, but I don’t believe. Those people are playing politics where poli- stands for many any and –tics are actually tricks. They make empty promises and loot state money – and that is my tax money! It just boils down to who you know on that gravy train. Look how much some of those in government are spending on wining, dining and entertainment”.


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Waterval CVO atlete presteer nasionaal Op 21 en 22 Maart het atlete van Waterval CVO op Sasolburg aan die Suid-Afrikaanse kampioenskappe vir atlete van CVO skole gaan deelneem. Johan Bester het ‘n eerste plek in 75m hekkies gekry en Violet Taljaard was eerste met Turbo Spies. Die volgende atlete was almal tweede: Megan Griesel (aflos), Andreas Fouché (gewigstoot), Johan Bester (hoogspring) en Will de Meillon (60m). Derde plekke: Karlien Labuschagne (turbo spies) en Clarise Greeff (70m hekkies). Foto regs is almal wat deelgeneem het. Agter: Clarice Greeff, Megan Griesel, Andreas Fouché, Brendan Pietersen en Ruben Fenshan. Middel: Johan Bester, Marlé Labuschagne, Elze-Mike Greeff, Jani Taljaard en Daniël Wolmarans. Voor: Karien Labuschagne, Will de Meillon en Violet Taljaard.

Pas getroud Yolande en Philip Schreuder is op 22 Februarie 2014 by Klitzgras in Lydenburg in die huwelik bevestig. Die paartjie is in Burgersfort gevestig. (Foto verskaf: Yolande Schreuder)

TSEBIŠO KA GA TEKOLO YA MOTHEO YA SETIŠI SE SENNYANE SA ESKOM SA DIKILOVOLOTE TŠE 132 SA NKWE POLASENG YA MAANDAGSHOEK LE MOTHALADI WA MOHLAKGASE WO O KA BAGO DIKILOMETARA TŠE ± 28 WO O KOPANTŠHAGO SETIŠI SE SENNYANE SEO SE LEGO GONA SA MAANDAGSHOEK LE SETIŠI SE SENNYANE SA LESEDING, KA DRIEKOP, LIMPOPO Mo go fiwa tsebišo mabapi le melawana yeo e tsebišitšwego ka tlase ga karolo ya 24 ya Molao wa 107 wa Taolo ya Tikologo ya Bosetšhaba wa 1998 le ka mabaka a karolo ya 54 ya GN R543 ya 18 June 2010 ya maikemišetšo a go diragatša mošomo wo o latelago le Kgoro ya Bosetšhaba ya Merero ya Tikologo. Tlhalošo ya mošomo wo o šišinywago (DEA Reference No 14/12/16/3/3/1/1074) · kago ya setiši se sennyane sa dikilovolote tše 132 sa Eskom (seo se šupetšwago mo bjalo ka Setiši se sennyane sa Nkwe); · kago ya mothaladi wa mohlakgase wo e ka bago wa dikilometara tše e ka bago tše ± 20 tša dikilovolote tše132 go tloga setišing sa Leseding MTS go ya go setiši se sennyane sa Nkwe; · kago ya mothaladi wa mohlakgase wo e ka bago wa dikilometara tše e ka bago tše ± 8 tša dikilovolote tše 132 go tloga setišing se sennyane sa Maandagshoek go ya go setiši se sennyane sa Nkwe; · tsela ya go tsena ye e ka bago dimetara tše e ka bago tše ± 200; le · tora ya dimetara tše 46 ya kgokaganyo ka gare ga setiši se sennyane sa Nkwe. Protšeke ye e bitšwa Tekolo ya Motheo ya setiši se sennyane sa Eskom sa dikilovolote tše 132 sa Nkwe le mothaladi wa mohlakgase wo o ka bago dikilometara tše ± 28 tšeo di kgokantšwego le meago. Lefelo leo go akanyetšwago gore setiši se sennyane se tla agwa go lona ke polase ya Maandagshoek 254 KT. Lenaneo la tekolo ya motheo Enpro Industries e thapilwe bjalo ka modiriši yo a ikemego wa tekolo wo a ka go dira tekolo ya motheo go ka fa sephetho ka ga tshedimošo yeo e dumeletšwego ya tikologo, seo se tlago go tšewa ke ba Kgoro ya Bosetšhaba ya Merero ya Tikologo. Lenaneo la Botšeakarolo ka Setšhaba le tla swanelwa ke go hlaola le go tsenya gare batšeakarolo ka go dinyakišišo tša tikologo. Ge eba o na le kgahlego ya go ingwadiša bjalo ka Leloko leo le nago le Kgahlego leo le Angwago ke se, hwetša tshedimošo yeo e tletšego ka ga protšeke ye e šišintšwego gomme/goba o tšweleletše dingongorego tšeo di amanago le tikologo ka ga se. O ka ikgokaganya le Marnus Potgieter go: Mogala wa selula: 071 241 8014 Fekese: 086 542 2955

Aterese ya poso: P.O. Box 90159, Garsfontein, 0042 Emeile:

O mengwa gape go tla kopanong yeo e buletšwego setšhaba yeo maikemišetšo a yona e lego go abelana tshedimošo ka ga protšeke ye. Go tla swarwa dikopano tša go fapana le mešate ya go fapana. Ka kgopelo, ikgokaganye le Marnus Potgieter goba mmušo wa geno wa selegae go kgonthišiša letšatšikgwedi, nako le lefelo la kopano ka tikologong ya geno.

Notice/Kennisgewing NOTICE OF A BASIC ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED 132 KV NKWE ESKOM SUBSTATION ON THE FARM MAANDAGSHOEK AND ± 28 KM POWER LINE JOINING THE EXISTING MAANDAGSHOEK SUBSTATION AND LESEDING SUBSTATION, DRIEKOP, LIMPOPO. Notice is hereby given in terms of the regulations promulgated under section 24 of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (NEMA) and in terms of Section 54 of GN R543 of 18 June 2010 of the intent to carry out the following activity with the National Department of Environmental Affairs. Description of proposed activity (DEA Reference No 14/12/16/3/3/1/1074) · construction of a 132kV Eskom substation (referred to here as the Nkwe substation); · construction of ± 20 km of 132kV power line from the Leseding MTS station to the Nkwe substation; · construction of ± 8 km of 132kV power line from Maandagshoek substation to the Nkwe substation; · an access road of ± 200m; and · a 46m communication tower within Nkwe substation. The project is termed the Basic Assessment for the proposed 132 kV Nkwe Eskom substation and ± 28km power line with associated infrastructure. The property on which the substation is planned to be constructed is the farm Maandagshoek 254 KT. Basic assessment process Enpro Industries has been appointed as an independent environmental assessment practitioner, to undertake the basic assessment to provide information for the environmental authorisation decision that will need to be taken by the National Department of Environmental Affairs. The Public Participation process will seek to identify and involve stakeholders in the environmental studies. Should you wish to be registered as an Interested and Affected Party, receive further information on the proposed project and/or raise issues of environmental concern with regard to the proposed development, please contact Marnus Potgieter at: Cell: Fax:

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In addition you are invited to attend a public open day meeting for the purposes of information sharing for this project. Separate meetings will be held for the different tribal authorities. Please contact Marnus Potgieter or your local authority to verify the date, time and venue for the meeting in your area.

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Role Responsibilities: Ensure SHEQ requirements and SHEQ systems are adhered to at all times; Conduct Risk Assessment for the section working in; The monitoring of all furnace and relevant gas off-take systems as well as relevant water treatment plants, SCADA pages and the optimum response to alarms and deviations; The management of sample results and the recording, interpreting and capturing of all results, data and set point changes; The controlling of electrode paste levels, and electrode performance and the optimization of electrode performance as per instructions and standard requirements. Ensuring that the furnace bed is well tendered and that the rablling operation proceeds according to company standard requirements. The monitoring of the activities and operations of all furnace staff and the support of line supervisors in optimizing staff efficiencies. Conduct shift performance and initiate corrective actions. Write incidents and initiate the corrective and preventative measures. Conduct shift meetings and motivational ideas; Ensure Work Performance consistency; Apply problem-solving technicques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context. Close relationship with the Foreman, (feedback and reporting). Write job cards for equipment failures. Assist the Foreman in supervising personnel during shutdowns. Requirements: Grade 12 with Maths and or Science or related FET certificate. At least 2 years experience as a Tap floor Supervisor. At least 2 years experience as a Tapper. Completed internal skills development. Computer literate Microsoft office. Advantages: Previous furnace experience in sub-merged electrode operations. Legal training. 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.


28 MARCH 2014


Supply Chain Management Unit

Vacancies/ Betrekkings

BID Number: GTM/25/13/14


Address: 1 Kastania Street, Burgersfort; PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150; Tel: 013 231 1000; Fax: 013 231 1467; Website:

EVALUATION AND ADJUDICATION CRITERIA Bids shall be evaluated and adjudicated in accordance with Greater Tubatse Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy as amended, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5 of 2000, responsiveness to the bid document (2), and 80/20 points system will be used.

Greater Tubatse Municipality, situated in Limpopo Province within the Sekhukhune District, invites applications from potential candidates for the following vacancy that exist at their Municipal Offices in Burgersfort

CLOSING DATE AND OTHER CONDITIONS 1. Bid documents shall be on sale from the 7th April 2014 for a non-refundable fee of R200.00 at cashier’s office, Greater Tubatse Municipal Office, Lower ground, No 1 Kastania Street, Burgersfort.


2. Bids will be closed @ 12H00 and opened in public on 23 April 2014 and must be fully priced, signed and sealed in an envelope, appropriately marked MAINTENANCE OF STREETLIGHTS, ROBOT, HIGHMAST LIGHTS AND OFFICE MAIN TENANCE: GTM/25/13/14 and deposited into the Municipal Tender Box which is available 24/7 days a week at the Greater Tubatse Municipal Civic Centre No 1 Kastania Street, Burgersfort. NO faxed, emailed, telephonic or late bids will be accepted. Compulsory briefing session will be held on the 7th April 2014 at old Municipal Chamber cnr. Kort and Eddie Sedibe Street at 10:00. The requirement to this bid is CIDB grade 2EP PE or 3EP. 3. The Municipality has no obligation to appoint any bidder and reserves the right to appoint bidders individually and or collectively to execute the above contracts, and negotiate further conditions and requirements with successful bidder. 4. In terms of the National Treasury’s Regulation, no bid will be accepted from the person (s) in the service of state and bidders failing to comply with the require ments of the bid document will be submitting non-responsive bids, 90 working days after the bid closing date is our validity period. Technical queries related to this bid should be directed to SM Mathunyane @ 013-231 1000. General queries should be directed to Mr MM Mapeka @ 013-231 1224 or 1000. Address: 1 Kastania Street, Burgersfort; PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150; Tel: 013 231 1000; Fax: 013 231 1467; Website:

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS : A B Com degree in the fields of Accounting, Finance or Economics (NQF Level 7 as per National Treasury Regulation) Certificate in Municipal Finance Management will be an added advantage A minimum of 5 years experience at Senior and Middle Management Level, of which at least 2 Years will be at Senior Management Extensive experience in computerised accounting systems and packages Basic understanding of the municipal environment Knowledge of relevant local government statutes and Batho Pele Principles Strong leadership and people management skills A high level of computer literacy for the role A valid SA motor vehicle licence Well developed interpersonal skills A high level of professional ethics and integrity

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS : Reporting to the Municipal Manager the incumbent will be responsible for the following : 1. Strategic Leadership · Within the budget and Treasury Office, be able to contribute to service delivery systems of a complex nature and manage achievement of municipal strategies and goals · Be able to formulate and influence short, medium and long term service delivery plans to deliver on municipal strategies and goals · Be able to provide strategic leadership to the Accounting officer and Senior Management team · Within the area of responsibility be able to develop and maintain strategic alliances with various stakeholders 2. Strategic Financial Management · Be able to guide management of an effective, economic and efficient finance function, supported by effective financial management policies and practices · Be able to forecast revenue and expenditure and assess the impact thereof of a municipality’s financial position and performance 3. Operational Financial Management · Be able to commission and operate financial systems · Maintain sufficient working capital(cash flow/short term liquidity)to meet the needs of the municipality · Manage the budget preparation and implementation process of the municipality 4. Governance, ethics and values in financial management · Support and implement good governance with the area of responsibility 5. Financial and Performance Reporting · Implement and manage the financial reporting process of the municipality · Implement and manage the performance reporting of the municipality 6. Risk and Change management · Be able to understand risk and guide the management of risk for the municipality within the area of responsibility 7. Project Management · Be able to provide direction and guide project management within the area of responsibility 8. Legislation and policy implementation · Support and contribute to the formulation of policies and by-laws by the municipal council · Implement, manage and oversee the implementation of legislation and policy within the area of responsibility 9. Stakeholder relations : · Within the area of responsibility be able to guide, establish and maintain appropriate stakeholder relations 10. Supply Chain Management · Manage and oversee a fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective supply chain management function 11. Audit and assurance · Be able to support the audit process, in order to obtain the optimum level of assurance from the Auditor –General Applications accompanied by a detailed cv, certified copies of certificates and other supporting documents should be submitted to the Human Resources Offices at Greater Tubatse Municipality Civic Centre at 1 Kastania street, Burgersfort or they can be posted to : The Acting Municipal Manager Greater Tubatse Municipality P.O Box 206 Burgersfort 1150 NB : No faxed or emailed applications will be considered . Closing date Enquiries

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14 April 2014 Human Resource Division @ 013 231 1000

The selection process will be influenced by the municipality’s Employment Equity principles. Please note that correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days after the closing date should assume that their applications were unsuccessful. The municipality reserves the right not to make any appointment. Monyepao M.A - Acting Municipal Manager

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Adverteer/Advertise hier/here: 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. Finansies/Financial 9. Te Huur/To Rent 10. Te Koop/For sale

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

9. Te Huur/ To Rent

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

VIP Rentals Two and Three Bedroom Units available Please phone: 074 354 1274 1 Bedroom Flat Central Burgersfort, next to Nalito’s restaurant. No more than 2 people allowed. Please phone: 082 923 4744

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Besige Bytjies kleuterskool bevat leerders tussen 0 en 5 jaar. Die volgende geleentheid is tans beskikbaar:

Pre-primêre skool Onderwyseres Verwysing: BB001 Die kandidate op die kortlys moet oor ‘n relevante Graad of Technikon Diploma beskik. ‘n Minimum van 3 jaar ervaring is nodig. Alle kandidate kan hulle CV’s in vertroulikheid e-pos aan of faks na 013 230 8433 met die verwysingsnommer duidelik op die CV aangedui. Sluitingsdatum: 4 April 2014. Indien jy binne 21 werksdag vanaf die sluitingsdatum nog geen reaksie op jou aansoek ontvang het nie, kan u aanvaar dat u aansoek onsuksesvol was.

LEBALELO WATER USER ASSOCIATION Established in terms of Section 92(1) of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No 36 of 1998) Government Gazette No. 89/23053

TENDER BID: LWUA 01/04/14 PROVISION OF SECURITY SERVICES TO PROTECT THE PROPERTY, ASSETS, EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS OF THE ASSOCIATION AT DESIGNATED SITES OF THE SCHEME FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS. The services of appropriately qualified security service provider(s) and accredited security personnel are required to perform security duties at designated sites on the property associated with the reticulation network of the scheme. Guarding services will entail the patrolling of premises, access control, escorting of personnel and/or members of public where required, the protection of buildings and assets/risk alert and general crime prevention. Tender documents are immediately obtainable from: Venue for collection of tender document: Physical locality: Havercroft 99KT S24 18 44.3; E30 10 29.8 Office hours: Non-refundable fee: Closing date of tender submissions: Enquiries:

Main reception area of the LWUA Administration Offices, Havercroft Main Pump Station. Havercroft/Olifants River bulk water utility, 120km southeast of Polokwane and 80 km northwest of Burgersfort (Route R37). Limpopo Province. 07h30 to 16h30 (Monday to Thursday) 07h30 to 14h00 (Friday) R 250,00 Strictly - 5 May 2014 @ 10h00! Technical Manager on 013-216 8000/1/2 Fax2e-mail: 086 632 9584 E-mail:

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Electrician - Smelter (C3) Role Purpose: Ensuring the optimum availability of specified engineering equipment at the lowest cost and at the optimum reliability levels. Role Responsibilities: Read and interpret Electrical drawings; Install and commission electrical equipment and control devices, AC Machines and contol gear, DC Machines and control gear; Install, joint and terminate Low and Medium Voltage cables and conductors; Maintain, fault find and repair single/three phace AC machines and control gear; Prepare to work shift from time to time and perform standby duties; Diagnose and repair faults on equipment and machinery during production/ operations; Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a the workplace. Requirements: NQF Level 4 qualification in the Electrician Field; Trade Test Qualified: Electrician; Valid drivers licence and own transport; At least 3 years experience in the engineering environment as an Electrician; At least 2 years experience on Arc Furnaces will be an advantage; At least 2 years experience on overhead cranes and service Hoists is essential; Conduct fault finding on specified equipment and executing repairs or replacements; The ability to work in a technical environment and apply technical knowledge and skills to a new and changing situation. The ability to apply rational process thinking and analytical skills towards identifying the root cause of problems. 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.


28 MARCH 2014

Platinum Gazette

SPORT Karatekas blink uit

Ohrigstad Karateka wil graag al hul borge bedank wat hul Karate dag by die Potgietersaal op 8 Maart moontlik gemaak het. Dankie aan Toyota Burgersfort, Emmie Burger en Nicola. Dankie ook vir al die ouers wat so hard gewerk het om die dag moontlik te maak. Geluk aan die karatekas was medaljes by die dag verower het. Foto bo is al die Ohrigstad Karatekas wat medaljes verower het is AJ Vermaak, Ruben Erasmus, Phillip Vermaak, Konny Vermaak, Francois Pretorius, Keegan Wood, Ettienne Pretorius, Chante du Toit, Morgan Wood, Nina Erasmus, Ebbey Burger, Seth van der Merwe en Sensei Ryna van Dyk. (Foto en inligting: Ryna van Dyk).

Kodi White Doves FC on course for great things Kodi White Doves Football Club has acquired SAB The first satellite development team has been established status as part of their 2018 vision to enter into the at Dresden recently. The children received footballs and PSL league. are all training very hard to develop themselves and take The youth development team is working very hard. advantage of opportunities in soccer that may change They joined the SAFA zonel league in Ngwaabe as a their lives. (Photographs & Information: S. Kodi). starting point. This team last year visited Orlando Pirates and even managed to play against their U/19 team to help them gain experience. Kodi White Doves FC is also the hosts for the Top-16 tournament that will be playing out over 5 years. The first games were played in December last year and this year the top teams will again share in massive amounts of prize money. Mr Senyane Kodi said: “This team will be on the map in football. By the 2017/ 2018 season they will be in the PSL. We are working hard at establishing feeder teams that act as satellite development teams�. These teams are filled with talented players for u/15 and u/17. Above: Kodi White Doves u/17 team. Right: The players from the u/15 Dresden satellite established by Kodi White Doves FC.

Platinum Gazette 28 March 2014  
Platinum Gazette 28 March 2014  

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