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Wednesday morning saw quite a chaotic traffic situation on the tarred road between Kalkfontein and the Dwarsrivier Pass on the so-called Sekhukhune Road as the Police, mine security and mine management proceeded to get the situation under control at Mototolo Platinum Mine. Platinum Gazette accidently stumbled on the huge traffic jam at the T-junction to Mototolo next to Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine. The newspaper’s reporter was on his way to attend an Aids Day celebration in the vicinity when it became clear that he was going nowhere. Quick questions to a number of people next to the road made it clear that something happened at Mototolo Platinum Mine, but no details were available. A company spokesman made it clear that a formal statement about what happened would not be issued, but it transpired from various other sources that the centralised management offices for the Xstrata managed chrome and platinum mines were apparently petrol bombed at about 04:00 on Wednesday morning. This happened from the veldt where the bombers could not be seen by security personnel. A Toyota Quantum bus was also burned at the entrance to Helena Mine. The traffic jam at the T-junction happened at about 07:00 when employees at various mines in the vicinity could not reach their respective workplaces as the situation at Mototolo was not fully cleared up. As far as could be determined, community members of Moletsi village in the vicinity of the mine have certain grievances against the mines and they allegedly also protested at the scene. Apparently no employees took part in the fracas. It proved to be difficult to gelt hold of the Moletsi group before going to press as more than a hundred individuals have been arrested for what happened at the mine. The details of their grievances was not known when the newspaper went to press, but the situation in the vicinity of the mine seemed to be peaceful and production was resumed.

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DWARSRIVIER MINE Thaba Chweu Local Disablity Forum: Everyone is important Dwarsrivier Mine supports launch of Local Disability Forum Caring for everyone in the community is very important to Dwarsrivier Mine. That is why they became involved as one of the stakeholders with the launch of the Thaba Chweu Municipality’s Disability Forum launch. This Forum will aim to give a voice to the vulnerable disabled people within the municipality. It will give support and encouragement as well as a channel through which to voice their needs and concerns. The launch took place on Tuesday 27 November at the Thaba Chweu Municipal offices in Mashishing. During the launch the elected committee was introduced to everyone present. They were also told about their terms of reference to operate as a Forum within the municipality. Acting Mayor Cllr. Masilela told them that disabled people are important and they should use this opportunity to encourage each other and learn more about their rights. The day was also filled with special performances by Estralita Special School and the formalities ended with a delicious lunch.

Acting Mayor, Cllr. Masilela.

Estralita Special School’s learners performed various items. The hall was packed with people The children coming to attend the launch. performed in various groups Ms Happiness Magagula from the and sang, danced Ehlanzeni District Municipality came to and delivered an wish the Forum well and set out the instrumental terms of reference within which they item. should operate. Some of the requireSome of the ments of the Forum is that they meeet learners’ artwork at least four times a year. Members was also put on must also attend at least 3 consecutive display. meetings to retain their membership.

A sign language interpreter made sure that the deaf in the audience also ‘heard’ the message.

The Thaba Chweu Local Disability Forum Committee together with stakeholders and Acting Mayor, Cllr. Masilela.

This page was sponsored by Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine

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Tubatse Chrome honours best employees Tubatse Chrome held their gala awards evening last week Thursday. Various certificates were handed out to deserving employees. Trophies were also awarded in the following categories: Best Production Operator was shared by T Marebane and C

Mndebele. Best Production Operator (SME) was L Mashaba. The Best Artisan was J Venter. Best Production Supervisor was H Viljoen and Best Maintenance Supervisor was K Erasmus. Best SHEQ Practitioner was P Pholoane. The Best Services Employee

was J Kekana. The SMILE Award went to C Boshego. J Kitching was the Best Engineer. The Employee of the Year award went to H Graaff. His prize is a choice between a hot air balloon ride or an experience with elephants.

The function took place at Tubatse Chrome Club and prizes were handed over by various management staff.

Mr Desmond McManus, general manager of Tubatse Chrome hands Mr H. Graaff his Employee of the Year award.


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Learners sparkle at Joshua Generation’s prize giving Aiden Ismay received Best Academic Achievement for the Foundation Phase and Best Play Cricketer for the year. Top: Nokutenda Zvinodavanhu received the Best Academic Achievement for the Foundation Phase and Outstanding Christian Character trophy.

The school’s prize giving ceremony was held on 27 November 2012 Left: Alzonett van Heerden received the trophy for Outstanding Christian Character for the Intermediate Phase.

Left: Grace Moyo received the trophy for Sport Girl of the year and Outstanding Sport Award.

Right: Charleen van Heerden received the trophy for Outstanding Christian Character for the Senior Phase.

Right: Danelle van der Walt received Best Academic Achievement for the Senior Phase. Right: Duncan van der Walt received the trophy for Sport Boy of the year and the His Servant trophy.

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Honouring a ‘Lion Among Cattle’

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe attended the gala dinner.

The Sekhukhune Annual Legendary Golf Day bestowed honour on John Kgoana Nkadimeng at the prize giving and gala dinner. High profile politicians and businessmen including Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale, Sekhukhune District Executive Mayor Mogobo David Magabe and Greater Tubatse Municipality Mayor Cllr. NJ Mahlake attended the evening’s formalities. The politicians handed the golf day winners their prizes and in his keynote address, Deputy President Motlanthe encouraged everyone within the Sekhukhune District to keep doing the good work they are busy with. He praised the day’s initiative and thanked everyone involved. Special honours were also bestowed on athletes within the district who acted as ambassadors for the region through their achievements. The late Thomas Madigage, was posthumously honoured and his family attended the event. The day was in aid of the John Ngoana Nkadimeng Foundation and Executive Mayor Magabe explained to the audience why he is calling the 85-year old John Kgoana Nkadimeng a living legend and a “Lion Among Cattle”. Nkadimeng did not attend the function, but his family accepted the honours on his behalf. After the formalities Tubatse Chrome Club served a delicious dinner before the dancing started. Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale hands one of the winners his prize while Deputy President Motlanthe gives him a handshake.

Local Comrades Marathon gold medalist Fanie Matshipa received a special award from the Sekhukhune District Municipality. It was handed to him by Deputy President Motlanthe.

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe arrived amidst tight security. He was met by a whole delegation of stakeholders.

Through an auction money was also raised for the Foundation.

Executive Mayor Magabe and Mayor Mahlake handed over some prizes.

Late Bafana Bafana assistant coach Thomas Madigage was posthumously honoured.


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Back, bigger and better Supa Save opened their doors for the first time on their old premises earlier this month. The shop temporarily operated from another site while contruction of the new store took place after a devastating fire at the end of 2009. Their faith carried the Supa Save

team through this difficult time. The management thanked all their customers, staff, family and friends for their support during this time. They also invite the public to come and visit the store and get the experience of the new larger shop with a wider variety. Supa Save still believes in Supa Value, Supa Service and Supa Price - come experience it!

Above: The new store Below: How Platinum Gazette reported on the fire.

The friendly staff are ready to assist customers.

A picture taken in front of the store in 1995.

The new store is better equipped and caters for the individual as well as wholesale clients.

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Tubatse Build It celebrates Tubatse Build It is five years old and a big bash was held last week Saturday to celebrate. Management of Tubatse Build It says this milestone could not have been reached without the support they received. They thanked their own employees for their dedication and also thanked their loyal customers and suppliers for their support during the business’s five years of existence. The say they could also not have achieved what they did without the support from their Head Office. Saturday’s party in front of the shop saw a lot of performances, handouts, a free boerie roll for each customer and the lucky draw for the Five Years Celebration prizes. Build It also thanked Audio Corporation for the donation of a cellphone and DSTV and installation as prizes. The (literally) large first prize (breeding bull worth about R30 000) was won by Mr Henry Thabo Motswane, the two sheep by Mr Malemane Nkoane and the goat was won by Mrs Elizabeth Mashelo. Five live chickens was won by Mafashi, while the DSTV was won by Mrs Sibongile Mathousi and the cellphone by Mrs Rosba Mohlala. The cake was enjoyed by everyone who could get hold of a piece, and even two heavy downpours could not quell the crowd’s enthusiasm!

Top: Mee(a)t your new breeding bull Mr Motswane.




Fun in the sun, but remember safety this season Samancor Eastern Chrome employees celebrated the end of the year in style with a braai and music bash in November. Everyone received drinks and food and local DJ’s and artists such as the Professor entertained them. The event was opened with prayer and afterwards ECM general manager, Mr Emile Brits wished the employees a safe Christmas time. He thanked them for their hard work during the year and the valued relationship that exist between the employer

and employees. He encouraged them to keep up the good work during the last few weeks before the festive season. This was the first year that ECM’s employees all celebrated their year end function together and the idea is to make this a tradition. The day’s heat did not influence the party mood and soon everyone was dancing, having a drink or preparing their braai. ECM’s management wishes all employees a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

ECM makes training history Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines made training history when the new Mines Rescue Services Steelpoort Station opened on land owned by ECM. This station will be able to conduct training sessions with emergency response teams in a true mine environment as part of the station includes an old mine shaft that goes deep into the mountain. It is the first training station in South Africa that will make use of a real mine. This will not only ensure realistic training of a high stan-

dard, but it will also provide it close to home. Previously teams going for training had to travel far. ECM general manager, Mr Emile Brits said that this is part of ECM’s commitment towards safety and development. The station opened at the end of July this year.

Mr Emile Britz, general manager of Samancor Eastern Chrome at the official opening.

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An investment in skills upliftment The Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines Engineering Training Centre was officially opened by the General Manager Mr Emile Britz on 18 October 2012 by the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the occasion. The opening of the training centre has been necessitated by the accreditation requirements set by the Mining industries SETA namely the Mine Qualifications Authority (MQA). Eastern Chrome Mines has achieved full accreditation status for engineering “On the Job” training phases on 12 November 2010 for egineering disciplines namely Electrical, Boilermaking, Fitting and Diesel Mechanic. The training centre has been equipped with up to date and modern equipment to deal with the challenges of on the job training for Operatives and Learnerships. It will also be used to develop portable skills of mine employees. The facility has now embarked on training members of the community within the Samancor Socio Economic area on practical novice Engineering Skills and short courses consisting of basic Electricity, Fitting and Boilermaking. These courses will assist to identify learners for future Learnerships and possible employment with Samancor. This is a landmark achievement for ECM and will assist in developing a more skilled person who is better equipped to find employment.

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Hydration for the athletes

Putting it in the pot During the Wildevy 4x4 Family Day, Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines participated in the Potjiekos-competition. The ECM cooks not only impressed with their culinary skills, but also with their team spirit and presentation. They walked away as the Overall Winners of the Potjiekos-competition. This day in aid of charity is one of the events at which ECM show their heart for the community through participation, sponsorship and by having loads of fun.

Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines showed their commitment towards healthy living at the annual Eastern Limb Mines and Sekhukhune District Mayor’s Marathon. ECM had a waterpoint along the way where athletes could get all the water and other energy drinks they needed to compete in this half marathon. In the photograph above Comrades gold medalist, Fanie Matjipa passed the Samancor ECM waterpoint. Fanie is also a Samancor runner.

Festival time at Winterveld ECM hosts Recreation Club Career Expo The annual Winterveld Festival at Winterveld Recreation Club was one of the big events of the past few months. The programme for the festival included enter-

Samancor ECM acted as the host for the Eastern Limb HRD forum’s annual career expo. The expo took place at Winterveld Recreation Club. A total of 1759 grade 9 students from 46 different schools in the sosio economic development area of the Eastern Limb attended the expo which ran over four days. The Career expo highlights the career opportunities that exist within the Mining fraternity and the importance of selecting the correct subjects to pursue a career in Mining.

tainment for young and old. The festival days were packed with fun - from the popular soapbox race to the potjiekos-competition, Miss Winterveld and the strongman competition. Stalls, a beer garden and live entertainment ensured that nobody went hungry, thirsty or bored. This popular festival is a great way for ECM to bring the community together to have fun and some healthy competition in the various events.


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Did you achieve what you set out to do for 2012? 2012 is almost done. We asked readers whether they had any New Year’s resolutions in January and looking back now, whether they’ve achieved the goals they set themselves. With Christmas just around the corner we also asked them what they would like to receive from their family or friends as Christmas gifts.

Mnr. Henk Smith sê: “Ek het maar die beste van die jaar probeer maak, maar nie succeed nie. Dinge het te duur geword”.

Mr Montoane Kgwete said: “My resolutions changed several times along the way. Because of that I cannot look back and say I did or did not achieve it. For Christmas I want a very private family party somewhere else, away from here”.

Mr Peter Dimati said: “I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but I could not achieve even half of them. Now I just go with the flow. I wish for a quiet Christmas with my family and friends”.

Ms Maggie Masufi said: “I wanted to finish building my house, but I did not finish it this year. For Christmas I want something nice like a home theater system or a microwave oven for that house that is not yet finished”.

Me. Bianca Jordaan sê: “Ek maak nie meer voornemens nie want ek kon nog nooit daarby hou nie. Sal maar net volgende jaar ‘n nuwe begin maak. Kersfees gaan nie oor my nie, so dit gaan nie oor geskenke nie”.

MrAshley Mojapelo said: “I’ve achieved some of them like getting a permanent job. For Christmas I just want to have fun with the family”.

Mnr. Rudolf Lingenfelder sê:”Ek het besluit om nie vooruit te beplan nie en elke dag op sy eie te vat. Jy weet nie wat die toekoms inhou nie. Ek gee nie om wat ek kry vir Kersfees nie. Dis tog net die idee wat tel”.

Mr Charles Moroke said: “No, nothing this year, but I’ll try next year. I’ve got a big wish list for Christmas. I want to go to Maun in Botswana and the Okovango”.

Me. Hettica van Schalkwyk en me. Nastasja Schutte sê: “Nee ons het die ons voornemens bereik nie. Ons wou gewig verloor en het te laat wakker geskrik want ons het nou eers begin gym. Ons sou graag ‘n vakansie in Phuket vir Kersfees wou hê”.

Me. Lerato van Wyk sê: “Ja, ek het myne gedoen. Ek het genoeg geld gespaar deur die jaar en het nou genoeg geld vir Kersfees en presente. Ek wil net liefde, liefde en nog liefde vir Kersfees hê. Love conquers all. So as ek liefde het, het ek alles”.

Mr. William Makola said: “Last year I said I must go and marry and now I’ve finished getting married this year. I’ve also finished the house. I’ve done my part. For Christmas I just want to make my family a braai”. Ms Patricia Mabokwane and Ms Lindiwe Mdluli said: “No, we did not achieve it. We wanted to go back and study, but maybe next year. Gifts are not something you can ask, so we are grateful for anything”.

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Ms Kgomotso Maredi said: “I did achieve mine. I got a new job with which I’m very happy. I quit the last one and two out of five goals for the year is something. I want a cellphone for Christmas, but the one I want is expensive, so I don’t know where I’ll get it. I want to spend time with the family on Christmas”.

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Mnr. Sam Mphogo sê: Ja, ek het myne reggekry. Ek het my huis gebou en ek het ook by die bank gespaar vir die kinders. Enige iets is reg vir Kersfees”. Mr Leaf Malatjie said: “I’ve managed half of it. I’m extending my house, but I did not finish. I just want to be with my family and friends for Christmas”.

Mnr. Herman Combrinck sê: “Ek het baie gehad, maar nie bereik nie. Kommersiële verhoudings het nie reg geloop nie. Ek wil ‘n Kersfees vol rus en vrede hê”. By hom is Andrica en Damian.

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Gesamentlike Kerssangdiens Op Sondag 25 November het die NG Kerk Burgersfort, Hervormde Kerk op Steelpoort, AGS Kerk van Steelpoort en die Volle Evangelie Kerk van Burgersfort ‘n

gesamentlike Kerssangdiens gehou. Die diens het by die NG Kerk plaasgevind.

Verskeie items is deur die verskillende kerke gelewer met die sentrale boodskap van die Kerstyd. Mimiek, toneelspel, dans, sang, skriflesing en koorsang was deel van die program. Ten spyte van ‘n bui reën was die kerk volgepak vir dié byeenkoms.



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Still winning at Tubatse SUPERSPAR

Clients are still winning great prizes at the Tubaste SUPERSPAR first birthday celebration. Last week Ms Ellen Mashego from Praktiseer won a 16’ Pedestal fan, Mr William Motsa from Ga Ragopola won a Fuchsware 3 Plate Stove, Mr David Mndawo won a R1000 Shopping Voucher and Ms Olive Nkuna also won a R1000 shopping

voucher. The prizes were handed to the winners by Ms Faith Rakolota from Tubatse SUPERSPAR. Clients can still enter their till slips displaying their purchases of R200 or more into the entry box in store. Lucky winners will still be drawn until 24 December 2012.

Tubatse operation festive season Tubatse SAPS arrested 69 people between Monday 19 November to Sunday 25 November. The suspects were arrested from amongst other crimes such as armed robbery, common robbery, housebreaking and theft, malicious damage to property, theft, assault, rape, attempted rape and violation of a protection order. During road blocks and patrols people were also arrested for crimes such as drunk driving, drinking in

public, selling of dagga, noncompliance of the Liquor Act and non-compliance of the Road Traffic Act. Most of the cases came from the Praktisser, Bothashoek, Mashamothane, Riba-Cross and Madiseng areas. The SAPS will continue their operations to ensure a safe festive season. (Photographs & Information: Const. Jerial Movundlela).

16 Days of Activism in communities

Onlangs getroud Zander Strydom en Carika le Grange is op 22 September getroud. Die troue het op Willie Potgieter se plaas in die Watervalsriviervallei onder ‘n ou Wildevyboom plaasgevind. Die paartjie vestig hulle in Steelpoort.

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On Monday 26 November and of Activism Against Women and Tuesday 27 November the Children Abuse in Penge and Tubatse SAPS attended a16 Days Ga Mokgotho Villages. Other stakeholders such as the Department of Health, the local home based care groups, CPF, and the ANC Women’s League attended the events. The days focused on different types of abuse and the prevention of domestic violence and rape. (Photograph & Information: Const. Jerial Const Lerato Motene from SAPS Tubatse Movundlela). addressing the Ga Mokgotho community.

Photographs left and below are from the Penge event.

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1 000 IFS for Mototolo Mine Xstrata’s Mototolo Mine recently celebrated reaching 1000 injury free shifts (IFS) in 2012. Each of the sections received a special

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Platinum job losses looming in 2013? Profits had fell in the face of soaring costs and a weak demand for platinum used to build emissions-capping catalytic converters in cars

2013 is not looking as bright as most people would like it to be with possible job losses on the horizon. Especially the mining sector was hit hard with wildcat strikes during 2012. This week Anglo American Platimum (Amplats), a unit of the mining giant Anglo American said they’ve lost at least 191 000oz, worth over 300 million dollars at the current spot prices due to the strikes. They also said that their business review will be published early in the New Year. It is widely expected that this will lead to shaft closures and job cuts. The review could lead to further social tensions in the platinum sector’s areas of operation. Amplats spokesperson, Mpumi Sithole confirmed to the media that the review will be presented to the Amplats’ board in January and will be made public shortly after that. The strikes were not the only contributing factor towards possible job cuts. Before the wave of violent strikes, the company started reviewing its platinum operations. Profits had fell in the face of soaring costs and a weak demand for platinum used to build emissions-capping catalytic converters in cars. South Africa is home to about 80% of the world’s known platinum reserves. Due to the strikes reduced supplies of South African produced platinum lifted the metal’s price slightly. This could have a positive impact on profits and share prices of producers. The spot platinum price gained about 15% this year. Just before going to press the platinum price stood at $1604/oz.

Lebowa Back Shift, B- North: Willy Masinga, Lindile Ngqindiva, Lawrence Ngwato, Mponyane Motau, Rabogajane Morgan Malepe, Sitjalala Maseko, Mzonzima Pezlei Sigoxo, Tshepo Ntuli, Cindy Bayi, Themba Josiah Mnisi, Saziso Gogotya, Esiso Ellet Mteza, Vujani Mana, Lucas Katedi Ntobeng, Karabo Komana, Patrick Shiburi, Lesole Malepe, Frank Ubisi, Victor Mzukule, Jan Mribe Ngwenya, Wiseman Malinge Jiya, France Phellimon Khoza, Joshua Makgata Seleki, Philip Molapo Lefa Makgata, Dick December, Bikisha Solomon Mnisi, Thobani Timothy Senong, Richard Matukane, Mashupe Andrew Maila, Gabriel Mmoledi Selahle, Justice Mathelala, Phihlela Joseph Ratladi.

Each of the employees received a certificate to mark the milestone they’ve reached.

reward and a certificate for the milestone. (Photographs & Information: Stella van Niekerk, Mototolo Mine).

Lebowa Rig 2: Witers Komana, Sepadi Eden Swafo , Mapula Maeko Bulelani Zweni , Judith Nomagugu Thwala , Lebakang Sunnyboy Madiba , Jacobeth Mabore Mabelane , Deyzel Cedrick Mokhwelepa , Lizzy Shabangu , Joseph Malefane Nyapuli, Thunthwane Aaron Molangoane, Thara Titus Matheane, Alfred Mphuti Mokoena, Thimothy Rikhotso, Dimakatso Betty Mabuza, Theodore Salomane, Lucas Kgwedisoro Leshaba, Moses Alfred Leshaba, Johannes Rogisho Doek, Kleinbooi Master Magagula, Menzi Liberty Nkambule, Makate Victor Mokgabudi, Gert Aderjan Britz, Mongameli John Mabena, Moleseng Eric Moreku, Isak Thomas Mafale, Ronnie Raganya, Mvuyile Mtimane, Sekobo Richard Kgoete, Elmon Batshabilena Mtimane, Sarel Nkosi, Martin Van Biljon.

Lebowa Back Shift, A- South: Mokgethwa Lance Sello, Mankhedi Silas Mohlahlo, Pitso John Khechane, Edwin Mahlomola Mosotho, George Feleng Dlamini, Tlou Joseph Mamabolo, Kleinbooi Mohlahlo, Phillip Moraba, Mantjito Johannes Lerutla, Alfred Mtutuzeli Nonyinga, Molato Samuel Maupa, Justice Mogakala, Calvin Ntabo, Moruokwane Ronny Raganya, Mogakolodi Roy Isaiah Tshekiso, Tsakane Silva Manyika, Stephen Magagula, Magatswi Cavin Nkgabane, Johannes Mokete Magashiya, Matric Manyaka, Bethuel Nchaupe Maphori, Ntweshi Isaac Kgagara, Pumlani Mgqibane, Puwe Edward Rikhotso, Mapongwane Mmadi, Letlala Simon Mohapi, Donald Komape, Samuel Mamabolo, Douglas Makhubele, Vusi Jimmy Gumede, Ngwako Joseph Masiya, Mmapakane Thabiso Mashegoane, David Seshike Phoshoko, Thabo Joseph Mokwena, Nkeeng Abisai Montwedi Zacharia Mokgotlo.

Above: Borwa back shift B- South: Cingisisa Dunana, Patrick Sipho Angus, Phineas Machete Malatji, Oupa Johannes Mosehla, Themba Mackson Masinga, Sehlango Frank Nkosi, Samuel Phaswane, Ramphelane Maruane, Eric Mabogoana, Lizwabe Jotham Nkosi, Mmathinyane Fortune Selane, Ben Khoza, Thabo Robinson Phadi, Mothibi Mattthews Sechele, Willem Petrus Van Vuuren, Dalton Mfana Mabelane, Killing Alpheus Ndlovu, Dithema Judas Molapo, Saint Nkateko Nkuna, Sipho Thomas Madalane, Visitor Lesese, Marvel Mhlanga, Minority Minora Makola, Nkosana Ephraim Moahloli, Plesha Albert Shabangu, Oubrey Hlanyane Makola, Solomon Mbongane Khoza Wisani Currine Kubayi, Dominic Oly Vukeya, Thabiso Gregen Shai, Freddy David Mkhabela, Johannes Leseilane Ntobeng, Albert Nkuna, Ntate Eddy Matshebele Musa, Richard Mgiba, Phillip Sibusiso Khumalo, Nthlamothane Stephansie Mahlake, Anton Basson.

30 NOVEMBER 2012



Swing for a good cause On Saturday last week, the Sekhukhune Annual Legedary Golf Day took place at Tubatse Chrome Club. This event raises money for charity and was this year in conjunction with the Sekhukhune District Municipality and the John Kgoana Nkadimeng Foundation. Businesses and individual from all over the district and further participated in the day. Read more on page 16 of this newspaper.

Mayors and counsellors all came to show their support for a good cause. Apart from the sporting activities on course, delicious meals were prepared and participants could be treated to a massage as the halfway house.

Right: This tortoise took a shortcut over one of the greens towards the rough.

Rugbyspelers om mee rekening te hou

Die Le Grange broers van Burgersfort is twee rugbyspelers om dop te hou. Cassie (links) is onlangs by die Rooikat Rugby Klub se afsluiting as die Junior Speler van die Jaar aangewys en Willem (regs) as die Speler van die Jaar. Willem is ook as die Pumas se Laeveld Platteland Speler van die Jaar vereer.


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SPORT Honouring a legend The Sekhukhune Annual Legendary Golf Day took place on Saturday 24 November. The day was hosted at Tubatse Chrome Club and was this year in aid of the John Kgoana Nkadimeng Foundation, honouring local living legend and ANC veteran, John Kgoana Nkadimeng. The day was very succesful with both experienced and novice players taking to the course to show their support. Both Sekhukhune District Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mogobo David Magabe and local Greater Tubatse Municipality mayor, Cllr NJ Mahlake swinged their clubs on the day. The day’s prizegiving was one of the highlights of the event where many high profile politicians attended. (Read more about this on page5 of this newspaper).

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