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hile awaiting a detailed comment from Tiger Brands regarding Enterprise Foods Polokwane allegedly being the source of the listeria outbreak, it was learnt that Capricorn District Municipality’s (CDM) health inspectors had already


Kate Mokgodu shows off some of the products she had bought at Enterprise Factory Shop in Polokwane on Saturday.

discovered the bacteria in midFebruary after conducting routine tests on the food processing lines of the plant. The discovery was made days before the announcement of the source of listeria by the Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday by when 180 people had already died. CDM Media Liaison Officer, Moffat Senyatsi said the municipality’s health inspec-

tors discovered the presence of listeria in samples collected from raw meat, polony and Vienna sausages. A submission made to Enterprise Foods on 27 February, five days before the announcement by Motsoaledi, in terms of the National Health Act recommended deep cleansing of their processing lines and halting production To page 2

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GEMEENSKAP Plaaslike sakeman sterf na fratsongeluk met jaggeweer STAAN SAAM RC MYBURGH >> Die 57-jarige welbekende sakeman in die stad se motorbedryf, Paul Oosthuizen, is Maandagaand in ‘n fratsongeluk dood toe ‘n skoot van sy jaggeweer in sy huis in Bendor afgegaan het en hy noodlottig in die bors getref is. Sy seun, Jan-Carel, sê hy laai daagliks sy hond by sy pa se

huis af en op omdat die hond bedags nie alleen by hom en sy vrou, Melissa, se meenthuis kan bly nie. “Ek is oudergewoonte na my pa se huis om my hond op te laai en het my pa op die bank aangetref waar hy besig was om sy jaggeweer skoon te maak ter voorbereiding van ‘n grootwildjagtog van hom en ‘n vriend in April. Ek is later huis toe en het omstreeks 18:45 ‘n oproep van

my ma, Rienie, ontvang FOTO: VERSKAF ‘n Vroeëre foto van dat my pa geskiet is.” Hy het hom terug na Paul Oosthuizen en sy seun, Jan-Carel. sy pa se huis gehaas Paul is Maandag waar hy hom dood in tydens ‘n fratsdie gang aangetref het. ongeluk oorlede. “Ons vermoed hy het een geweer gebêre en ‘n skoot het afgegaan toe hy die .857-kaliber uit die kluis gehaal het. Dit was bloot ‘n fratsongeluk Na bl 2

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t only four weeks old Kiley Celliers is the latest gorgeous addition to the Limpopo Beauty Modelling Academy team. Former beauty queen Katryn Celliers who is managing director of the academy, introduced Polokwane Observer to her newborn baby during an exclusive interview and photo shoot with Kiley on Friday. The proud mom said she is convinced Kiley is destined for a life as a super model. “She was born on 8 February, on her grandfather’s birthday, weighed

amazing photos he took of her when she was just a few days old, we realised what huge talent Charl has for photography. And so our new company, Kiley Kreations was born,” Celliers explained. PHOTO: KAREN They both VENTER agree Kiley is Kiley Celliers is destined for already a model a modelling at the age of four career and weeks. Holding say they see her is her mom, big things in Katryn Celliers this little girl’s former beauty future. “I knew queen and manI would have aging director of a girl, I prayed Limpopo Beauty for her!” CelModelling Acadliers concluded. emy.

Boston City Campus student wins new car BARRY VILJOEN >> Arriving at Boston City Campus in the city last Thursday morning after being requested to go and collect study materials, B.Comm Marketing Management student Godfrey Beje was informed that he was the proud owner of a brand new red Opel Adam. All students enrolled for a Boston Degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate Programme at any of the 48 campuses of Boston City Campus and Business College were eligible for the grand prize and the winner

selected electronically. Boston City Campus Manager/ Principal, Melaney Beneke congratulated Beje and explained that it was the third year that the competition was run. “The previous two years the winners came from Cape Town and Johannesburg and we are thrilled that Godfrey, being from Limpopo, won this fabulous car. He is very blessed,” Beneke said. Beje said that it was a great surprise and that he started his studies with Boston City Campus in 2014. His wife, Cate joined in the celebration and said that the car would be put into good use by the family.

CDM detects listeria in Feb From page 1 of their ready-to-eat products, Senyatsi informed. Senyatsi indicated that the district municipality regularly conducts such tests at various food processing facilities to ensure that food sold to the public are safe for consumption. Asked why CDM made recommendations to Enterprise Foods but not inform the Department of Health or make public the findings, Senyatsi stressed that the municipality did not have the authority to make the findings public or alert the department but only dealt with the client, in this instance Enterprise Foods Polokwane. After the pronouncement of the source of listeria by Motsoal-

edi, Enterprise Foods customers in Polokwane caused a commotion outside the premises on Monday demanding to be refunded for the ready-to-eat meat products they bought at the facility’s factory shop. The group of shoppers was seemingly not given attention by the management and opted to threaten to force entry into the premises. This apparently persuaded the management to partly refund customers. Entrepreneur Seipei Rasethaba bought ready-to-eat meat products worth over R2 000 for his bunny chow business on Saturday and was refunded R1 800. Although he was satisfied with the arrangement his concern remained that he

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Boston City Campus Manager/Principal Melaney Beneke with winner of the brand new Opel Adam, Godfrey Beje and his wife, Cate.

would lose money after Motsoaledi’s announcement that citizens should refrain from eating bunny chow. He said his business generates about R4 000 a day hence the listeria issue will affect him badly. Tiger Brands has reportedly undertaken a full national recall of the affected Enterprise readyto-eat meat product range and has suspended operations at its Enterprise manufacturing facilities in Polokwane and Germiston. Enterprise’s factory shop in Polokwane was closed on Monday and a notice stating: ‘This shop will be closed until further notice’ was displayed on its entrance. In a statement made available to

Polokwane Observer on Monday, Tiger Brands Chief Executive Officer Lawrence MacDougall advised consumers to remove any Enterprise ready-to-eat products from their fridges and place them in a plastic bag away from other products. Tiger Brands officials were expected to meet with the National Consumer Commission (NCC) at 11:00 the same day to come up with strategies to resolve the matter and the holding company’s Corporate Communication Director, Nevashnee Naicker pledged to forward the resolutions of the meeting but the information was not made available by the time of going to print.

Plaaslike sakeman sterf na fratsongeluk met jaggeweer Van bl 1 omdat my pa nog altyd ernstig oor vuurwapenveiligheid was,” sê Jan-Carel. Rienie, ‘n ywerige stapper, was tydens die ongeluk elders besig met oefening saam met haar klubmaats en het met haar tuiskoms op Paul se liggaam afgekom. Paul het aan Hoërskool Ben Vorster in Tzaneen gematrikuleer waarna hy by die destydse Trustbank en Bolandbank gewerk het. In 1991 het hy Zenpro Motors gestig en was tot sy dood die eienaar van die gewilde tweedehandse motoronderneming in die stad waar Jan-Carel die finansiering van voertuie hanteer en Rienie in die administratiewe afdeling werksaam is. “Hy was baie sosiaal en kon gemaklik met mense van alle ouderdomme gesels. Sy liefde vir die natuur en veral vir jag en visvang sal ek altyd onthou. So ook sy unieke humorsin. Die feit dat hy uit sy maag kon lag was tekens van sy

spontane en liefdevolle persoonlikheid,” sê Jan-Carel. Volgens hom het sy pa baie vriende gehad omdat hy ‘n maklike persoon was om mee oor die weg te kom. ‘n Vriend en voormalige werknemer van Paul, Callie van Heerden, wat tans die algemene bestuurder van Peugeot, Citroën en Mahindra Polokwane is, sê Oosthuizen was nie net ‘n baas nie, maar ‘n vriend. “Ek het omtrent 10 jaar vir hom gewerk en hy het my gemaak wat ek vandag is. Alles wat ek van die motorbedryf weet, het ek by hom geleer. Baie handelaars het na hom opgekyk en sy heengaan laat ‘n groot leemte in die plaaslike motorbedryf.” Paul word Dinsdag om 11:00 vanuit die Gereformeerde Kerk Pietersburg-Suid in McDonaldstraat begrawe. Provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder Moatshe Ngoepe het die voorval bevestig en gesê ‘n geregtelike doodsondersoekdossier is geopen.

Maart 8, 2018


GPF-lede vas oor gebruik van embleem RC MYBURGH >>

Some of the vehicles parked at the Polokwane cricket fields.


Twee lede van Westenburg GPF kan moontlik aangekla word dat hulle hulself as polisiebeamptes voorgedoen het nadat hulle Saterdag deur die polisie gearresteer is en twee voertuie met waarskynlik onwettige polisieembleme op, gekonfiskeer is. Provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder, Moatshe Ngoepe sê die saak sou Maandag voor die

Some of the earthmoving equipment parked at the Polokwane cricket fields.

Cloud of secrecy covers muni fleet BARRY VILJOEN >>


cloud of secrecy seems to cover the expenditure involved in the delivery of a fleet of brand new vehicles to Polokwane Municipality after the five year contract with FleetAfrica expired last Wednesday. The Polokwane cricket fields have been a hive of activity since early last week when a contingent of sedans, light delivery vehicles, trucks and earthmoving equipment was delivered and parked on the site under tight security. A source suggested that sporting events at the cricket fields were even cancelled to avoid public exposure of the new municipal assets. During a visit to the site last Wednesday, it became apparent that vehicle tracking devices were being transferred from ‘old’ municipal vehicles to some of the new vehicles. Workers of the vehicle tracking company were tight-lipped and wished not to provide further details of their assignment. The contract with FleetAfrica that was entered into five years ago, provided for a com-

prehensive fleet solution in terms of which FleetAfrica supplied vehicles and equipment through three of its product offerings, namely Full Maintenance Lease, Sale and Leaseback as well as Managed Maintenance. At time of going to print, ‘old’ FleetAfrica vehicles and equipment were still being used by the municipality and a source informed that there was uncertainty regarding the future ownership of the vehicles and equipment. “The municipality claims that the assets were paid for and are now its property,” a source claimed and said that the municipality was currently engaged in an arbitration process regarding the future ownership of the fleet. Spokesperson for FleetAfrica, Tebogo Meyersfeld was requested to comment on the matter, but a response was still being awaited at the time of going to print. Communications and Marketing Manager of the municipality, Matshidiso Mothapo confirmed that the municipality’s Chief Finance Officer was requested to provide information regarding the new fleet contract, but no response had been received at time of going to print.

Musina-Makhado SEZ still a castle in the air ENDY SENYATSI >> While plans to reduce the unemployment rate and alleviate poverty in the province were highlighted during the State of the Province Address (Sopa) at Jack Botes Hall last week, what was expected to become a major role player in the process, the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ), apparently remains a castle in the air. Last year Premier Stan Mathabatha had announced approval of the project by national cabinet yet on Friday during the Sopa he reported that the construction of the project have not started yet and all that has been done so far was the allocation of a piece of land, operating licence and the designs of the structure. The process to establish the SEZ board is reportedly in its final stages. Mathabatha announced that an amount of R147 million has been set aside to support the roll-out of basic infrastructure in the receiving SEZ municipalities of Musina and Makhado and called upon the receiving municipalities to enhance their capacity around water infrastructure, energy and town planning. Although Mathabatha did not say anything

about the budget for the construction during his speech, Provincial Government Spokesperson Phuti Seloba clarified that the budget comes from a Chinese investment to an estimated amount of over R40 billion. Last year when Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies launched the Musina-Makhado Intermodal Terminal (MIT) which is regarded as one of the key support facilities for the MusinaMakhado SEZ, he reportedly said the Chinese investment was to establish at least eight large scale industrial projects including a power station, a coking coal plant, ferrosilicon plant, a steel plant, and a stainless steel plant. Seloba spoke with confidence saying the Musina-Makhado SEZ was no longer a dream but a project because they have acquired the operating licence from China last year and they were about to start with procurement of services. When Polokwane Observer requested pictures of the structures completed so far, Musina Local Municipality Communications Manager, Wilson Dzebu indicated that: “The constructions of the project has not started and so far the work that has been done cannot be seen with the naked eye.” He joked saying one needs spiritual eyes to see the progress of the project.


Een van die voertuie van Westenburg GPF wat blykbaar onwettig met die polisie-embleem gemerk is en gekonfiskeer is.

Polokwane landdroshof aangehoor word, maar is toe nie op die rol geplaas nie hangende verdere ondersoek. Die twee verdagtes is Maandag vrygelaat en Ngoepe sê die klagte kan op ‘n latere stadium heringestel word as die ondersoek afgehandel is. Hy kon nie bevestig of die gekonfiskeerde voertuie aan die lede terugbesorg is nie. Die lede is glo aangekeer nadat die polisie gesien het dat hulle voertuie die polisieembleem op het, maar dat die bewoording slegs na Westenburg GPF verander is. Daar is op die twee voertuie beslag gelê vir verdere ondersoek. Die provinsiale polisiekommissaris, Nneke Ledwaba, het die gebruik van die embleem deur mense wat nie by die polisie in diens is nie ten sterkste veroordeel omdat dit verwarring in gemeenskappe veroorsaak en die goeie naam en werk van die polisiediens en die GPF skade berokken. “Enigiemand wat homself daaraan skuldig maak, sal met die gereg te doen kry. Mense wat voertuie met polisie-embleme sien en nie seker is of dit wettig aangewend word nie, moet die naaste polisiestasie onverwyld in kennis stel,” sê Ledwaba.



CDM makes strides in service delivery development, the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and Integrated Development Plan, Boloka informed that in 2017 the apricorn District Municipalmunicipality had developed and ity (CDM) in the 2016/17 approved the District Spatial Definancial year managed to velopment Framework in the line intervene in and resolve challenges with Spatial Planning and Land of water supply, sanitation and Use Management Act (Spluma) electricity at Blouberg, Lepelleframework. “In accordance with Nkumpi and Molemole areas. the Spluma, the district has also This according to Mushaisane Capricorn District established a District Municipal Boloka, Member of Mayoral Comacting Executive mittee for Finance at CDM and Mayor and Member Planning Tribunal to implement acting Executive Mayor during the of the Mayoral Com- the framework with the local municipalities of Lepelle-Nkumpi, Municipality’s Municipal Public Acmittee for Finance counts Committee Symposium held Mushaisane Boloka. Molemole and Blouberg.” He said that at present the muin Polokwane on Friday. nicipality has been allocated an incentive grant He said a total of 400 rural households of R2 922 000 and is able to create in the municipality were allocated ventilated 2 116 work opportunities from the EPWP improved pit toilets. “We also managed to Grant allocated through Alien Plant Eradication electrify about 7 953 households in the disin Blouberg and Lepelle Nkumpi. “Additional trict,” Boloka said. tree planting was also executed in all municiAbout local economic development Boloko palities and we also embarked on awareness said a transactional advisor has been appointcampaigns for both IDP and spatial planed to assist the district in aquiring a partner to operationalise Motumo Trading Post in the Bot- ning. Our IDP continues to be rated as one lokwa area. The trading post, a white elephant of the best in the province through the MEC assessment tools because of compliance to for quite some time, has been the cause of legislation, public participation, alignment to dejection among members of the Botlokwa the National Development Plan, provincial plan community who see the establishment as a and sector plan requirement in terms of the waste of taxpayer’s money. Chapter 5 of Municipal Systems Act.” On matters concerning local economic

March 8, 2018

Vragmotor raak pad byster by N1-verbypad BARRY VILJOEN >> ‘n Swaarvoertuig met ‘n vrag meel wat waarskynlik van Malawi onderweg was, het Dinsdagoggend die pad by die kruising van die N1-verbypad en Dorpstraatverlenging byster geraak en op sy sy beland. Volgens ‘n lid van ‘n insleepfirma wat

gereeld ongelukstonele besoek, dui die sleepmerke en die posisie van die voertuig daarop dat dit vanuit ‘n noordelike rigting op die N1verbypad onderweg was en skynbaar nie by die vierrigtingstopteken stilgehou het voordat dit regs gedraai en weens die verskuiwing van die vrag, beheer oor die voertuig verloor het. Niemand is in die voorval beseer nie en dit was onduidelik hoeveel insittendes in die vragmotor se kajuit was aangesien die vragmotorbestuurder moontlik die hasepad gekies het. FOTO: BARRY VILJOEN


‘n Vragmotor het Dinsdagoggend die pad byster geraak in die kruising van Dorpstraatverlenging en die N1-verbypad.


Crop farmers affected by fall army worm HERBERT RACHUENE >> Nearly 10 000 hectares of mostly maize and sorghum crops in the province have been infested with the Fall Army Worm (FAW) Department of Agriculture and Rural Development spokesperson, Selby Makgotho told Polokwane Observer on Tuesday. The highest infection occurred in Waterberg district with 7 717 ha, followed by Capricorn with 1 598. The third district is Vhembe with 430, followed by Mopani with 106 while Sekhukhune is the least affected with only two hectares. The infestation left a total of 1 272 crop farmers in all districts affected. “These farmers have been given advice on the proper management of the FAW and were also supported with insecticides for the control of this destructive pest. The department continues to monitor

the occurrence and extent of this pest through pheromone traps placed in various areas across the province, scouting carried out by scientists and advisors and reports submitted by farmers and other affected stakeholders,” Makgotho said. He added that awareness activities have also been carried out and continue to be carried out in the various areas of the province to encourage reporting and proper management of FAW. “Although the maize season is left with just a couple of months and some of the maize crop is approaching maturity, farmers who have planted maize, sorghum and other host species are encouraged to continue to scout their crop and report any FAW infestation detected for assistance. Affected farmers are therefore advised to report FAW incidences to their local agricultural offices immediately for assistance with identification, confirmation and management of the pest,” stressed Makgotho.

Maart 8, 2018


Supermarket chain store in EFF’s sights

“EFF’s demands relevant to hospital’s needs” - Matentjie



he management of a prominent supermarket chain store in the centre of Polokwane was facing the threat of a boycott earlier this week if not speedily resolving issues during proposed deliberations with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Limpopo on behalf of a contingent of disgruntled workers and seemingly ex-employees. It comes in the wake of the business reportedly temporarily closing its doors on Monday afternoon until yesterday morning (Wednesday) upon an EFF delegation descending on the shop to raise issues of alleged unfair labour practices and the use of derogatory slurs against employees. On Tuesday EFF Capricorn Regional Secretary Ronnie Malema informed Polokwane Observer that they were waiting on a call from the store management to meet to discuss matters after an attempt on Monday to engage management of the business to properly resolve issues. Malema said he had accompanied EFF Deputy Provincial Secretary George Raphela to the shop on Monday after having received a letter from employees raising grievances about the manager allegedly calling staff members baboons and complaining about him using the word “bull....”. It was established that they were joined by an estimated 60 fighters. The employees whom they assisted were not only EFF members but also belonged to trade unions affiliated to other political parties, it was learnt. According to Raphela employees were equally discontent about alleged labour-related issues, such as retrenchments, that seemingly didn’t get properly communicated to staff. He said the shop had been closed around 16:30 on Monday on instruction of the management after someone identified as the manager, who was absent at the time, was informed of their presence but indicated that he was not going to show up. Raphela said customers were cooperating when informed that operations were being stopped until such a time that the manager appeared. By yesterday morning he indicated that they hadn’t had a meeting as yet. Raphela promised mobilisation towards a boycott of the store if the manager didn’t meet with them. In a letter of complaint addressed to the store management and of which a copy would have been sent to the Department of Labour, Raphela wrote that they had noted with concern that the majority of the shop’s employees were faced with unfair labour



On Tuesday afternoon the shop was deserted and a sign on the door informed customers that the business was closed as result of industrial action.

practices imposed by the manager. He continued to list the alllegtions as, among others, calling employees names such as mampara (translated into stupid), and his son allegedly insulting them by referring to staff members as baboons and using the term “bull....”. In the letter Raphela continued to state alleged violation of the South African Constitution by the manager’s son whom he accused of comparing black people to baboons and the manager of undermining the country’s labour act. André Swanepoel, who is in the process of purchasing the business, said he had received a letter from the EFF yesterday morning and would respond to it in writing. He explained that he had meetings with the workers and their union, whom they opted to continue representing them, on Tuesday and yesterday and that the union representative had confirmed that the issues mentioned in the letter by the EFF had never been raised prior to the delegation arriving at the store on Monday afternoon. According to him the concerns raised in the meeting with the workers differed from that referenced in the EFF letter and entailed concerns about shift timetables and working hours. He said the matters mentioned in the EFF letter would be investigated in conjunction with the union. To a question about potential profit losses since Monday when the business was closed, he said it could have amounted to up to R400 000 in sales of which the majority would have been perishable goods. By mid-morning yesterday Swanepoel confirmed that matters had normalised and by then they would have opened the doors again within an hour. At the time of going to print the union representative could not be reached and a voice message was left on his cell phone.

Seshego Hospital acting CEO Rebecca Matentjie signs the memorandum of grievances submitted by the EFF. With her is the EFF Capricorn Regional Chairperson, Ronnie Malema. ENDY SENYATSI >>

The alleged poor state of health institutions in the country was seemingly the driving force behind a decision by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to embark on marches nationwide to present copies of a memorandum of grievances to various public health facilities last week. In Limpopo, people affiliated to the party were spotted chanting outside Seshego Hospital last Wednesday as they handed over a memorandum to the acting Chief Executive Officer of the facility, Rebecca Matentjie before proceed-

ing to Mankweng Hospital. The grievances include the need for the appointment of more doctors and nurses and the improvement of conditions at the hospital’s reception area. Speakers were constantly interrupted by a group of socalled ‘nyaope boys’ who alleged that a male nurse stationed at the hospital assaulted them whenever they request medication (Methadone) used for detox purposes. They were pleading with Matentjie to discipline the nurse. The group of addicts stay in a shack in nearby Juju Valley that is regarded as a rehabilitation centre and being supervised by EFF ward 13 councillor, Mongatane Ramaphoko. EFF Capricorn Regional Secretary Oscar Motolla said they were sick and tired of the state of health facilities in the province and further pledged that the party would push the department until things improve. The party also demand that HIV and Aids patients be treated with respect and dignity and the department improve cleanliness and hygiene conditions in the patients’ wards. After signing the memorandum in front of the crowd, Matentjie stated that this was not the first time the party had handed over a memorandum to the hospital and that last year EFF demanded that a number of doctors be increased and the department adhered to the demands and increased the number to 24. She further confirmed that there is a shortage of nurses at the hospital and added that most employees working as cleaners are old which is why the premises are not clean and the department always complains about the budget. Matentjie applauded the party for being relevant to the hospital’s needs.

Premier raises concerns over Leda’s regression ENDY SENYATSI >> Having delivered his recent State of the Province Address (Sopa) at Jack Botes Hall, Premier Stan Mathabatha convened a presser at the Polokwane Council Chamber to respond to follow-up questions from journalists. Asked how the Provincial Government was planning to decrease the unemployment rate and create jobs for young graduates and unemployed citizens he responded by saying a lot needed to be done for Limpopo to fight unemployment and grow the economy and stressed that it was disappointing that the Limpopo Economic Development Agency keeps regressing whereas it is one of the agencies that should help create jobs and grow the economy. He gave examples on a number of economically stable countries such as China and the United States saying they did not achieve their riches overnight and reiter-

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ated that the current administration has to invest a lot of time in sectors that will create jobs. In his speech he had revealed that 35 000 jobs had been lost in the fourth quarter of 2017 making Limpopo one of five provinces to have recorded significant job losses in the same period. Mathabatha stated that he was confident that more jobs would be created through the mining industry and the planned Special Economic Zones. When addressing issues relating to health, Mathabatha said several public hospitals and clinics did not have laundry facilities. He was confident that the filing system in health facilities would be made simple as about 270 public health institutions have access to broadband connectivity. Mathabatha stressed that sanitary towels should be distributed to every school across the province as condoms are dispensed to public spots in Limpopo. He said he had directed Education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe to conclude a roll-out plan on the provision of sanitary towels to schools and added that sanitary towels are of profound importance as was the case with condoms.



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erksaamhede by Hulp in elke Behoefte (Hieb) gaan normaalweg voort, maar funksioneer vanaf 1 Maart onder Vision of Hope Foundation (VOHF). Oor dié stap is Drienie van Wyk, VOHFvoorsitter, nie net sprakeloos van dankbaarheid nie, maar ook baie opgewonde omdat die administrasie van die huishoudings wat tans kospakkies kry veel makliker is en oorvleueling voorkom word. Een van Hieb se stigterslede, Adriaan Fourie, het Maandag die nuus aan Polokwane Observer bevestig en is ewe opgewonde oor die nuwe wending. “Dit is tyd vir ‘n nuwe hoofstuk in my en my vrou, Marina, se lewe. Ons wil ons op sendingwerk, waarvan die grootste bediening tans in China is, toespits en was net die arms en bene van Hieb. Van Wyk en haar span het genoeg oemf, deursettingsvermoë en geoliede ratte om ‘n nuwe identiteit aan Hieb onder die VOHF-sambreel te gee.” Die direksielede van Hieb het in Januarie tydens ‘n vergadering besluit dat hul halt gaan roep en dat ‘n geskikte persoon of organisasie moet voortgaan FOTO: ELNA ESTERHUYSEN

Drienie van Wyk, voorsitter van VOHF en Adriaan Fourie, voormalige direksielid van Hieb.

met die werksaamhede waar kospakkies tweeweekliks aan sowat 30 behoeftige huishoudings uitgedeel word. “Die bates, donateurs, kosskenkings en trustfonds van Hieb is aan VOHF oorgedra wat met die werksaamhede voortgaan, maar die entiteit behoort aan die NG Kerk Pietersburg-Noord en die ring van die NG Kerk,” sê Adriaan. Van Wyk verduidelik dat Petro du Preez van Pietersburg Hulpgroep (PHG) as deel van VOHF die totale 103 huishoudings se besoeke hanteer om die nood, al dan nie, te bepaal en op ‘n databasis te plaas. Vandaar hanteer en köordineer Van Wyk en Du Preez die donasies en hulp gesamentlik verder met hul lede. Hulpbehoewende gesinne wat baat vind by Hieb se kospakkies word steeds vanaf die NG Kerk Renosterpoort se terrein versprei. Skakel Van Wyk vir verdere navrae by 083 495 3959.

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DA takes Lepelle-Nkumpi Muni to Public Protector for R11 million cemetery BARRY VILJOEN >> The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo filed a complaint with the Public Protector on Monday after the Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality recently, in what is considered wasteful expenditure, spent R11 million on a cemetery site. Jacques Smalle DA Provincial Leader, says in a media release that the municipality initially spent over R9,5 million for a new cemetery site in Lebowakgomo, which is a wasteful expenditure as the construction could have cost way less. “To compound the matter, the municipality requested an additional R1,5 million to finish the project which will see it escalate to a staggering R11 million.” According to Smalle, the money was paid to a contractor to build an administration block, a guard room, the construction of a fence, drilling of a borehole, an ablution block, water tank and a tarred road that leads to the cemetery. Smalle reckons that the project should not have cost more than R3 million and says that it is clear that all the prices were grossly inflated by a contractor to loot the public coffers instead of accelerating service delivery.

“The DA urges the Public Protector to establish investigations on this fruitless and wasteful expenditure and ensure that the public coffers are not looted by the connected few but towards service delivery. Spokesperson for the municipality, Mokgadi Maubane said that Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality remains committed to transparent governance and financial viability. “The municipality always subjects itself to the relevant checks and balances including the Municipal Public Accounts Committee and internal and external audit. Therefore, with specific reference to the expenditure on the Lebowakgomo cemetery, the money spent will be subjected to auditing processes and if there was indeed value for money. The expenditure is accessible to the public through the audited annual financial statements as part of the annual report,” Maubane said and added that the municipality has so far sufficiently disclosed physical and financial progress on the construction of the cemetery. “Therefore, if there is any party feeling that they still require more information in this regard, they can request such through the Promotion of Access to Information Act processes,” Maubane concluded.

ANC Peter Mokaba Region in preparation mode for conference YOLANDE NEL >> Preparations for the African National Congress’s (ANC) Peter Mokaba Regional Conference where the next leadership is about to be elected, are underway. At the time of going to press the audit of branches for both the regional and upcoming provincial elective conferences was in the process of being finalised and had to be sent off for approval by the Secretary General (SG) of the party this week. ANC Peter Mokaba Regional Secretary Eugene Masete told Polokwane Observer

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March 8, 2018 Right: Sammy Palmer pushes Annette Bothma around the field in her wheelchair. Left: Bikers from various motorcycle clubs kick of the Cansa Relay For Life 2018 in Polokwane with a lap around the track at the Peter Mokbaba Stadium on Friday.

The S. Hansen and Associates team man the entrance. They are in front Zel Engelbrecht and Calista Neethling. At the back are Liza Neethling, Lizelle Pearson, Charlize Pearson and Carla Engelbrecht.

Cansa Relay brings in R180 000

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The SANBS Limpopo team are in front Lazarus Lepadima and in the middle are Mary Ramaboea and Petunia Sebone. At the back are Tseliso Motshoeheng, Blood Buddy (Ntswaki Sebogoane) and Pradeep Kara.

Karabo Moichela (10) is a cancer survivor. Smiling widely, she accompanies her mother Masethe Malete around the track.

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sea of Hats of Hope worn by the supporters of the Cansa Relay For Life filled the field at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday afternoon. Under the theme ‘Go Purple, Wear a Hat of Hope’, Cansa Limpopo was able to collect R180 000, with more pledges still to be paid, according to Cansa Limpopo Community Mobiliser Christopher Combrink. The afternoon started with a lap around the track by bikers from various motorcycle clubs and was followed by the survivor lap during which survivors of cancer took to

the track proudly waving at onlookers. Thereafter supporters joined the procession. The luminaria ceremony was the highlight of the evening part of the event and was dedicated to those who lost their battle to cancer. Candles in luminaria bags lined the track and were lit while the stadium lights were dimmed and everyone observed a moment of silence for those affected by cancer and those who lost their battle against it. All the proceeds from the Relay For Life Polokwane will be used for the work done at Cansa Polokwane Care Centre. Combrink thanked everyone who had a hand in making the event such a success and said next year’s event will be bigger and better.

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Besorgde partye spoeg vuur >> Beamptes glo onbevoeg, kommunikeer nie en vloek atlete >> Onregmatigheid onaanvaarbaar RC MYBURGH >>


impopo Skoleatletiek (Limsa) het tot Dinsdag, 13 Maart tyd om op ‘n skrywe van sowat vier bladsye van besorgde partye oor verskeie klagtes van onder meer wanadministrasie en -bestuur van die afgelope atletiekseisoen se byeenkomste te reageer. Na talryke probleme en klagtes deur afrigters, ouers en atlete is ‘n skrywe saamgestel waarin die chaos tydens kring-, streek- en areabyeenkomste uitgelig word. Dit is verlede Dinsdag aan Limsa-sekretaris, Peter Maluleke, oorhandig. Die afgelope naweek se Limpopo Atletiekkampioenskappe by die Universiteit van Limpopo was ‘n herhaling van dieselfde probleme wat bloot nie aangespreek word nie. “Die manier waarop byeenkomste aangebied word, is onaanvaarbaar en dit is tyd dat ‘n streep getrek word. Die byeenkomste minag die regte van kinders en atlete en dit sal nie langer geduld word dat daar teen hulle gediskrimineer word of dat hulle verbaal mishandel word nie,” sê een van die ontstoke ouers. Atlete wat veral op provinsiale vlak meeding neem hul sport ernstig op en oefen die hele jaar vir prestasie en erkenning. Voorbereiding verg baie geld, tyd en moeite en behoort deur beamptes en organiseerders gerespekteer te word, meen die besorgdes. Die skrywe verwys na die volgende: Administrasie Die administrasie van Limsa is glo wanordelik: Atlete wat byvoorbeeld tydens vorige byeenkomste deelgeneem het se name word bloot weggelaat vir volgende byeenkomste. Administratiewe personeel is ontoeganklik en wanneer atlete se name na groot moeite weer op die lys teruggeplaas word, word hul deelname botweg geweier. Skoolbeamptes word disrespekvol en nie volgens hul insette of status behandel nie. Registrasie Atlete moet lank in die son by ‘n item sit en wag om te registreer. Dit mors kosbare tyd en verhinder atlete om behoorlik op te warm. Beamptes saai verwarring omdat hulle nie die tye, afstande of hoogtes met atlete kommunikeer nie. Dit is ‘n atleet se reg om te weet wat die uitslag van sy poging was.

Onbevoegde beamptes Sommige beamptes is onbevoeg en dit lei tot onakkurate resultate. Tydens die kringbyeenkoms vir hoër- en laerskole was daar nie genoeg beamptes nie en afrigters en selfs ouers moes inspring en help. Beamptes is glo nors, ongeduldig en ongeskik. Daarbenewens huiwer hulle nie om skeltaal op atlete te gebruik nie. ‘n Atleet wat onder andere navraag by ‘n beampte gedoen het, is kru gemaan om te ‘f... off”. In die skrywe word geëis dat sulke beamptes by byeenkomste verbied word. ‘n Voorstel is gemaak dat beamptes naamplaatjies dra sodat hulle maklik geïdentifiseer kan word en dat hulle ook behoorlik vir elke item opgelei word. ‘n Klagte is ook ontvang dat beamptes nie in Engels, wat al die atlete verstaan, kommunikeer nie. Byeenkomste Programme is nooit voor die byeenkomste beskikbaar nie en veranderinge word gereeld aangebring. Die kring-, streek- en areabyeenkomste het tot drie uur laat begin wat ‘n groot invloed op veral langafstandatlete het. Die veiligheid by spiesgooi- en diskusitems is ‘n knelpunt omdat atlete voor deelnemers inloop. Kommer is ook uitgespreek oor atlete wat laat vir byeenkomste opdaag, asook atlete wat ongeag swak prestasie steeds vir die distrikbyeenkoms kwalifiseer. Hoogspring, verspring en naellope Verskeie onreëlmatighede kom glo by die items voor waarvoor antwoorde geëis word. Nie alle atlete kry blykbaar dieselfde hoeveelheid pogings by hoogspring- en verspringitems nie. Verder word die oë bloot gesluit vir ongelyke wegspringe en atlete wat nie in hul bane bly tydens die aflê van naelloopitems nie. Ander bekommernisse Die kleredrag van baie atlete is ontoelaatbaar en onwelvoeglik. Ambulanse word glo toegelaat om teen ‘n hoë spoed op die baan te ry terwyl atlete hardloop. ‘n Ondersoek na die 100 m vir seuns o.17 is tydens die hoërskole distrikbyeenkoms geëis nadat die seun wat tweede geëindig het summier in die derde posisie geplaas is en die tweede posisie aan die derde atleet toegeken is. Limsa se terugvoering Maluleke sê hy is bewus van die skrywe en sê sommige probleme is reeds aangespreek. “Ons streef voortdurend daarna om oplossings te vind en die ervaring vir almal beter te maak. Ons gaan ons bes probeer om die spertyd vir volgende Dinsdag te haal, en verseker ouers dat daar gereeld met hulle oor die vordering gekommunikeer sal word.” Hy kon nie antwoorde gee oor die redes waarom Limsa na al die jare steeds nie die byeenkomste suksesvol kan aanbied nie.


Water supply stable, thanks to consumers BARRY VILJOEN >> Although the levels of some of the reservoirs which supply the city with water are still lower than average, no reports of low pressure or water shortages were reported over the last week. Communications and Marketing Manager of Polokwane Municipality, Matshidiso Mothapo, said the municipality and Lepelle Northern Water are managing the flow

of water to ensure a stable supply within the limits of the city’s allocation. “Residents really cooperated well and it assisted the reservoir levels to rehabilitate,” Mothapo said. Mothapo reported on Tuesday that the level of the Potgieter Avenue reservoir was at 15% while the 50 and 30 mega litre reservoirs were at 74% and 60% respectively. The old 30 mega litre reservoir was at 63% and the Seshego reservoir was still low at 8%.

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Tekkie Tax 2018 is near PHOTO: KAREN VENTER

Residents of Polokwane Nasorgsentrum vir Volwasse Intellektueel Gestremdes encourage everyone to support Tekkie Tax Day to take place on 25 May. In front are Elzabe Kruger, Armand Viljoen and Elsa Moulder. At the back are Tetelo Madikhayi, Wandi Pretorius, Saartjie du Toit (matron) and Ouma Mashaba.



rab the chance to exchange your formal shoes for tekkies on Tekkie Tax Day, Friday 25 May and do your bit for a charity near to your heart at the same time. Tekkie Tax Day stickers costing R10 each will give you right to do so, and will be available at various outlets in the city including the Polokwane Nasorgsentrum vir Volwasse Intellektueel Gestremdes. According to Saartjie du Toit from the aftercare centre, people who wish to purchase stickers, shoelaces for R35 or T-shirts for R95 for adults or R80 for children can do so from the aftercare centre. “Even if your favourite charity cause is not intellectually disabled adults but cancer support,

Woord in Aksie bied huwelikskamp aan KAREN VENTER >> Woord in Aksie (WiA) hou die afgelope twee jaar suksesvol manne- en vrouekampe in Polokwane en besef dat daar ‘n groot behoefte vir huwelikskampe is omdat enige verhouding, hetsy tussen getroudes of ongetroudes, jaarlikse verryking nodig het. Die eerste huwelikskamp in Polokwane vind van 23 tot 25 Maart plaas. Volgens ‘n stigterslid, Trienie Mahne, is daar ‘n begeerte tussen maats om te leer hoe om hul huwelik suksesvol te bestuur, konflik- en kommunikasievaardighede aan te leer en gesonde dissipline teenoor kinders in ‘n normale huishouding uit te leef. “Maats sukkel om hulle diepste gevoelens met mekaar te deel terwyl kinderdissipline, veral in tweede en derde FOTO: VERSKAF

Trienie en Dirk Mahne, stigterslede van WiA wat binnekort ‘n huwelikskamp in Polokwane aanbied.

huwelike, ‘n geweldige uitdaging is,” verduidelik Mahne. WiA is ‘n niekerklike denominasie en niewinsgewende organisasie wat beplan om hulle eie terrein in Limpopo te bekom. Kontak WiA vir meer inligting of besprekings by 015 295 8015 of 082 776 4966.

the elderly or children, all you need to do when you make your purchase is to say which charity you would like the money to go to,” Du Toit explained. The project has 11 national beneficiaries, being Epilepsy SA Child Welfare SA, SOS Children’s Villages, Choc, Special Olympics SA, Imisebeyelanga Services, Cansa, Meals on Wheels, VVA, NG Welsyn and SAVF, representing more than 1 000 welfare organisations. Du Toit requested all businesses and the general public to get involved in this initiative and support it. Stickers, shoelaces and T-shirts can be purchased at the aftercare centre at 96 Dorp Street or contact Du Toit on 015 297 1459.

Get your jollies with Round Tablers’ À la Carte KAREN VENTER >>

It is all systems go for the À la Carte presented jointly by Round Tables Pietersburg 22 and Impala 157. Every two years members and their spouses present a smorgasbord of comedy and music items to raise money for charity. According to Round Tabler Pierre Bloem, Pathways Polokwane and La Wiida Leersentrum will benefit from the proceeds of the À la Carte this year. The show is immensely popular so don’t miss out by trying to purchase your tickets at the last moment. Tickets cost R3 000 for a table of 10 and food is included. The show will take place at Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé from 23 to 26 May at 18:00 and tickets will be available soon.


10 March >> Botha Shellhole of the Memorable Order of the Tin Hats (Moths) hosts John Edmond at Laerskool Pietersburg at 18:30 for 19:00. Tickets cost R150 per person. Des Mellett: 081 254 9849. >> Motor cycle racing from 08:00 at Polokwane go-cart track. All Super Motard classes, mini motos and CBF 100cc class. Catering and refreshments available. Entry fee is R10 per person. U.12 free. Robbie Beeton: 082 702 1566. 16 Maart >> Die eerste vertoning van die Afrikaanse fliek, Meerkat Maantuig, vind by Mall of the North plaas. Dit handel oor die stories wat ons onsself vertel en wat ons lewens FOTO: INTERNET definieer en beperk. Pierre van Pletzen. Bekende akteurs soos Pierre van Pletzen en Rika Sennett is van die bekende spelers. Rachelle Crous: 082 084 6724. 24 Maart >> SAVF Polokwane bied om 18:00 ‘n mandjiedans by Hoogstraat 9 aan. Bring eie eet- en drinkgoed. Toegangsgeld kos R50 per persoon. Dawie Lee: 015 295 9077. 7 April >> The Mall of the North Marathon over 10-, 21,1- and 42,2 km starts from the overflow parking area at 06:00. There is also a fun run (5 km). Online entries accepted until 1 April on www.entrytime. com or in person at the help desk at Game Court until 6 April on weekdays between 10:00 and 17:00. Final entries will be accepted on the race day in the tenant parking area on the upper level of the Mall from 04:00 to 05:50. For further information, go to or call Willie Smit on 072 149 2674. 20 April >> Qwin Qwa Rula bied om 19:00 ‘n Countrydans en kuieraand aan. Kaartjies kos R50 per persoon, laerskoolkinders gratis. Louise Venter: 083 244 4483/081 492 7015. 27 to 29 April >> The Mighty Men Conference in the Bushveld takes place on the Snymansdrift farm. Speakers will be Angus Buchan and Africa Mhlope, with praise singing by Rick van Wyk. Entry free and no reservations necessary. Francois Brits: 082 460 2540 or Hercules Erasmus: 082 719 6953.

Befaamde pianis, Rocco de Villiers binnekort in stad BARRY VILJOEN >> Met Rocco de Villiers agter die klawers is gaste gewis in goeie geselskap want die veelbekroonde pianis lok vol sale met sy eie komposisies en uitttreksels uit musiekblyspele, tango’s en gospelmusiek. En dan kikker hy nog sy konsert verder op met pittige staaltjies van sy grootwordjare en Rocco de Villiers. ander anekdotes. Op 20 Maart tree De Villiers by die NG Kerk Pietersburg-Oos in Betzstraat op en aanhangers sal moet spring vir kaartjies. Hy het reeds 13 instrumentele CD’s vrygestel. Sy voorlaaste drie CD’s, Beautiful Beautiful Piano, More Beautiful Piano en Stunning het almal goud- of platinumstatus bereik en hy is oor jare met verskeie toekennings bekroon. Kaartjies kos R130 per persoon en sluit ‘n ligte kaas-en-wynete in, maar voorafbesprekings is noodsaaklik. Kaartjies is beskikbaar by NG Pietersburg-Oos se kerkkantoor (015 295 8849), asook by Hannes Lerm se kantoor, Rhodesdriftstraat 9 (Hampton Court- kantoorblok).

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March 8, 2018

“Officials to face the axe for disclaimer audit opinions” ENDY SENYATSI >>


remier Stan Mathabatha has issued a harsh warning to accounting officers in government departments and municipalities who fail to improve their audit opinions saying anyone who gets a disclaimer will be disclaimed from government. He was responding to the State of the Province Address (Sopa) debate in the Legislative Chamber last Thursday. In his written response Mathabatha said no one should remain comfortable drawing big salaries from people’s taxes while doing nothing to change the lives of the people for the better. He indicated that when he took office in 2013,

one of Executive Council’s immediate tasks was to do away with the disclaimer audit opinions. “Irregular and unauthorised expenditure, let alone disclaimer audit opinions, were almost synonymous with the provincial administration back then, but there is no doubt that the current administration has turned the situation around,” he said. Mathabatha further said the fact that there was no disclaimer audit opinion should be appreciated. “We are working closely with the leadership of our municipalities and the Auditor-General to ensure that we eliminate disclaimers from our municipalities. Accounting officers in the provincial administration were told in no uncertain terms that anyone who gets a disclaimer would be disclaimed from government. This is

exactly the same message which should go to accounting officers in our municipalities,” he stated Mathabatha acknowledged that the pace at which the Provincial Government has been moving in the recent past leaves much to be desired, adding that Limpopo cannot afford to return even a cent to National Treasury whereas there are people who are still without a roof over their heads. When responding to issues of economic growth, he said the memorandums of understanding (MoU) the Provincial Government continues to sign in different countries are by no means a mere cosmetic exercise. A partnership agreement signed between the South Africa’s Women Investment Holdings and the

Jidong Development Group and China Africa Development Fund for a R1,65 billion investment into cement manufacturing is flourishing in Thabazimbi, he emphasised, adding that R147 million was set aside to support the roll-out of basic infrastructure in the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone. Mathabatha said the current administration will continue to press hard against public servants who steal from the people and reiterated that dozens of traffic officials were arrested in various parts of the province for crime related offenses. He concluded by saying operations meant to deal with corrupt traffic officials will be continuing throughout the year to eliminate corruption in the licensing facilities.

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EFF Lim march draws attention to charges YOLANDE NEL >> With a march to the offices of the Premier and the Hawks in Polokwane on Friday, a roaring mass of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Limpopo drew attention to earlier charges of alleged corruption brought against two MECs, the former acting Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the Department of Health and an ex-employee of the Department of Education. In midday heat the fighters dropped off memoranda to both institutions after noon. From the Hawks the party’s provincial leadership demanded the immediate arrest of Social Development MEC Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana, Transport and Rural Safety MEC Makoma Makhurupetje, former acting Health Department CFO Justice Mudau and former Education Department official Thabo Mabotja and from Premier Stan Mathabatha, the immediate dismissal of the two MECs and Mudau. The charges pertain to alleged irregularities with regards to tenders and Mabotja’s then appointment being questioned. In the memorandum to the Hawks the EFF referred to no arrest having been made in any of the cases. “When we lodged these cases with them we thought that they would do the right thing as law enforcement agency to arrest those who are involved in corruption. “We have now come to a conclusion that (its) either the purse of the poor people of Limpopo is being undermined or not being taken seriously. The failure to act by the Hawks give(s) us (un)reasonable doubt that they might be in the pocket of politicians.” In the memorandum to the Premier the EFF stressed that Mathabatha was fully aware of criminal and corrupt activities in his department but doing nothing to stop it. “The Premier must be seen acting against corruption, not blowing hot air on it. The failure by the Premier can only suggest that he is part of this corruption. His silence on the injustice committed to the poor people of Limpopo is tantamount to betrayal. He must take cue from his counterparts and heed (to) the call of the South African president of fighting corruption wherever it exists.” On Tuesday EFF Provincial Secretary Jossey Buthane indicated that both the Premier and the Hawks in Limpopo had been given seven days to respond and that they would wait to see what unfolded.

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Business helps beauty queen KAREN VENTER >>


fter reading in the Polokwane Observer last week about Capricorn High School learner, Tlou Dinyake (16) being crowned Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa 2018, Sebastin Samuel, Executive of Cell C Limpopo’s regional office immediately reached out to her to see how he could assist her with her goal of helping children in need. Samuel said one of Cell C’s goals is to assist wherever possible in uplifting the country’s younger generation as well as the upliftment of women. “When I read about Tlou and her work within the local community, I decided on behalf of Cell C to assist her

wherever possible because we want to give back to the local community that supports us,” Samuel explained. To help Tlou easily communicate and organise her charitable causes, Cell C has sponsored her with a 100 gigabyte anytime data card for a year as well as a MiFi router, all valued at a total of R2 600. Tlou thanked Samuel and Cell C for their generosity and commitment to her cause. “This is going to go a long way to help me get my message out there,” she added. Tlou is also the ambassador of Samaritan Children’s Home and has several other projects in the pipeline. Anyone who would like to know more about her projects or assist her in any way can send an email to tloudinyake245@gmail. com. PHOTO: KAREN VENTER

Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa 2018 Tlou Dinyake receives a 100 gigabyte anytime data card for a year as well as a MiFi router from Cell C. Flanking her are Bonny Mackay, Cell C Limpopo regional office informal channel manager and Sebastin Samuel, executive.

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March 8, 2018

Car guard’s battle not to be homeless KAREN VENTER >> Car guard Edna van Rooyen does not have an easy life but she is still grateful for that which she has. Some 10 years ago she was over the moon when her application for an RDP house was approved and she could move in. She was very proud of her little house, which is situated in Seshego, and she immediately began making small improvements where possible. Last week Polokwane Observer paid a visit to Van Rooyen at her home after she requested help. Van Rooyen’s home is no longer the neat little gem it was 10 years ago. The walls are cracked and huge chunks of plaster have come loose from the walls. Weeds grow into the house where the walls and the floor meet and there are leaks in the roof. “I sleep at the foot of my bed because I am scared some loose bricks above where I usually lay my head, will fall down in the night and injure or kill me,” she said. Over and above these problems, she also has the problem of not enough space. “My PHOTOS: KAREN VENTR mom and dad come to stay with me for a Edna van Rooyen at the front door of her RDP couple of weeks at a time. They live in Louis house in Seshego, which she is afraid will Trichardt and my mom has to come to the collapse one of these days if she does not do Pietersburg Provincial Hospital for treatment something to repair and improve it. regularly. We can barely move around each other in the house, but they have nowhere >> See video clip on else to stay when they are in Polokwane,” Van Rooyen explained. She added that with her earning what she can as a car guard, there is just enough money to survive and nothing to repair or improve her house. “I am afraid I will be homeless soon because my house might collapse if I don’t do something.” Van Rooyen pleaded with anyone who could assist in any way to contact her on This RDP house was built 10 years ago and is already in a state of col074 278 9115. lapse.

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15 PHOTOS: ENDY SENYATSI Provincial Treasury MEC Rob Tooley addresses journalists after tabling the provincial budget in the Legislature on Tuesday.

Provincial budget allocation for 2018/19 ENDY SENYATSI >> Provincial Treasury MEC, Rob Tooley tabled the 2018/19 provincial budget amounting to R65,4 billion in the Legislature on Tuesday with the biggest slice of the cake being given to the departments of Education and Health. Tooley announced that the provincial expenditure grows from R61,4 billion in 2017/18 to R65,4 billion in the upcoming financial year and the amount is projected to grow to R68,6 billion in 2019/20 and R72,6 billion in 2020/2021 financial years. He said provincial spending was funded by two main sources being the transfer receipts national comprised of the provincial equitable share and conditional grants and provincial own receipts made up of tax receipts, fines and sale of capital assets. The total receipts available for the 2018/19 financial year amounts to R64,9 billion and an amount of R403,3 million is made available from the provincial reserves to support fiscal stabilisation in dealing with the deterioration of the economic environment and its related impact, he explained. Economic growth Tooley said the national economy has been growing at relatively low rates for the past few years and the expectation was that the situation would continue until 2020. Though it continued its subdued growth performance during 2017, the economic outlook for the country looks positive due to the recent political developments, he stated. When referring to the provincial economic growth, he said the province managed to sustain a positive growth of 1,2% last year, which was a recovery from the 2016 negative growth rate of 1,6% and the provincial outlook looks positive moving towards 2020, although it is still below the aspiration of the 3% as set in the Limpopo Development Plan. Limpopo’s economy is dependent on national economic development and it was likely that the provincial economy will benefit from the national and international spill-offs, stressed Tooley. He further said the main contributor to the provincial economy is the tertiary and the primary sector and reiterated that this situation needs to be addressed through stimulation of the secondary sector performance. By September last year, over 10 million people visited the country and the revenue generated exceeded R75,5 billion but the question would be how much of this money was spent in Limpopo, he said, adding that the tourism and agricultural sectors need more focus in this regard. Payments of suppliers The provincial compliance rate on the payment of suppliers within 30 days as per the Public Finance Management Act provision is sitting at 87% for the period April 2017 to January 2018, explained Tooley. He further said the percentage shows that there are still challenges as the required norm for all

the departments is 95%. “To migrate this challenge, the Provincial Treasury will meet Statistics South Africa next Wednesday to introduce an electronic monitoring system of payments. The system will enable suppliers to track progress on their payments online, through a reference number that will be issued to suppliers every time an invoice is submitted,” he emphasised. 2016/17 municipal audits Tooley stated that the 2016/17 municipal audits highlighted improvements but they were concerned that none of the municipalities obtained a clean audit opinion. Referring to the municipal Standard Chart of Accounts system that was introduced last year by his department, he said the national treasury has allocated the provincial treasury with an advisor to provide technical support to all the municipalities in the province. He further said supply chain management (SCM) in municipalities remains one of the key challenges and in mitigation; they have developed a provincial audit strategy which is intended to eliminate SCM malpractices. Budget allocations to Office of the Premier The Office of the Premier receives a budget allocation of R420,6 million in 2018/19, R437,2 million in 2019/20 and further increases to R461,3 million for the 2020/21 financial year. The allocation increases by 6,3% in 2018/19 and the funding includes allocation of R6,2 million for senior management service capacity building, provincial customer survey, disaster recovery site management and provincial evaluation plans. Provincial Legislature The Legislature has been allocated R360,9 million for the 2018/19 financial year. Their budget increases to R378,6 million in 2019/20 and R399,4 million in 2020/21. The allocation increases by 5,6% in 2018/19 and 5,5% in 2020/21. The budget includes the implementation of the enterprise resource planning system, upgrading of security systems and an additional R2 million for programmes that promote taking the Legislature to the people. Department of Education The Department of Education is allocated R30,6 billion in 2018/19, R32,3 billion in 2019/20 and further increases to R34,2 billion during 2020/21. The allocation includes R2,3 billion for conditional grants and R565,9 million from own revenue in 2018/19 financial year. The allocation increases by 6,3% in 2018/19 and 5,9% over the medium term expenditure framework. Through this allocation, the department is expected to prioritise the provision of quality basic education which will include learner attainment programmes, school nutrition, scholar transport, delivery and maintenance of school infrastructure and appointment of qualified educators and administration personnel. Department of Agriculture The department has been allocated a budget of R1,9 billion in the 2018/19 financial year to deliver its mandate of which R345,3 million is for conditional grants. The budget increases

by 3,3% in 2018/19 which is below the consumer price index increase of 5,4% over the medium term expenditure framework. The allocation is reduced by R50 million in 2018/19 as a result of a reduction in personnel costs in the department. The department’s budget will be utilised for food security and farmer support programmes. Provincial Treasury The Provincial Treasury receives a budget allocation of R472,8 million in 2018/19, R492,2 million in 2019/20 and R499,3 million for 2020/21 financial year. The budget has negative growth of 0,4% in 2018/19 due to a once-off allocation in 2017/18. The allocation includes an amount of R24,9 million for government technical advisory centre project to enhance infrastructure delivery in the province. Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism The department is allocated a budget of R1,7 billion in 2018/19 of which R3,3 million is a conditional grant and R746,6 million is for transfers to public entities. The allocation increases by 11% in 2018/19 and 5% in 2020/21 financial year. The allocation includes an amount of R254,6 million for special economic zones and the implementation of a broadband network infrastructure by Limpopo Economic Development Agency. The funding also provides for upgrading of nature reserves and resorts as well as programmes that are earmarked for job creation for the youth and promotion of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises. Department of Health The total allocation of the department is R19,5 billion in 2018/19 financial year and the budget allocation includes R2,7 billion for conditional grants and R495,4 million from own revenue. The allocation increases by 8,1% in 2018/19 and 6% in 2020/21 which is increased by R1,1 billion over the medium term expenditure framework period to subsidise the increased cost of medicines and medical supplies. Department of Transport The budget allocated to the department is R2,1 billion in 2018/19 of which R356,8 million is a conditional grant and R53,4 million is for transfer payments to Gateway Airport Authority Limited. The allocation is increasing by 7,3% in 2018/19 and 5,8% in 2020/21 and the allocation includes an amount of R20 million for the refurbishment of the traffic training college. Department of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure The department receives a budget amounting to R3,1 billion in 2018/19, R3,2 billion in 2019/20 and R3,4 billion in 2020/21 financial years. The allocation has a negative growth of 0,6% in 2018/19 due to a once-off allocation in 2017/18 financial year. The budget includes R1,1 billion for conditional grants and the department will transfer R988,9 million to Roads Agency Limpopo for operational costs, roads maintenance and upgrading.

Department of Community Safety The department receives a budget of R109,7 million in 2018/19 of which R2 million is for Expanded Public Works Programme incentives grant. The budget increases by 5,8% in 2018/19 and 5% over the medium term expenditure framework period. The funding is for the department to deliver on its mandate of intensifying the fight against crime and corruption through an integrated approach. This includes the provision of support to the community safety forums and community policing forums. Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs The department is allocated a budget of R2,6 billion in 2018/19, R2,7 billion in 2019/20 and R2,8 billion for 2020/21 financial years. The allocation makes provision for the delivery of quality housing through human settlements development grant which is allocated an amount of R1,3 billion in 2018/19 and included in the total allocation for the upcoming year is an amount of R55 million for construction and furnishing of traditional council offices and a further R12,2 million for the kingship project. Department of Social Development The budget allocated to the department is R1,9 billion in 2018/19, R2,1 billion in 2019/20 and R2,2 billion for 2020/21 financial years. The allocation increases by 9,1% in 2018/19 and 5,6% in 2020/21. The allocation includes conditional grant allocations of R127,2 million for 2018/19 and included in the equitable share allocation is an amount of R23,5 million earmarked for expansion of Isibindi and violence against women programmes. The province has prioritised the operationalisation of the Seshego Treatment Centre and Metsweteni Children’s Home. Department of Sport, Arts and Culture The total allocation of the department amounts to R472,2 million in 2018/19, R487,5 million in 2019/20 and R514,3 million in 2020/21 financial years. The allocation increases by a minimal 2,6% in 2018/19 due to once-off allocation in 2017/18 and 5,5% in 2020/21 financial year. Included in the allocation for 2018/19 is an amount of R15,1 million for operationalisation of libraries, celebration of national and historic days, creativity industry support and promotion and development of provincial artists. Conclusion Afterwards Tooley told journalists during a media briefing that his major concern was the fact that some of the departments fail to spend the money allocated to them and this has a negative impact on some projects. “In government, you must spend the money you were given because we are serious about service delivery. Leadership issues at the departments must be resolved for the people of Limpopo to receive adequate services,” he concluded.



March 8, 2018

CAPRICORN HIGH SCHOOL Thabo Mbeki Street, Polokwane, 0699 School tel: 015 295 9333/4 School fax: 015 295 5165 e-mail:


Cappies’ cream of the crop awarded Left: Kiara Bejrajh, Hellen Masekela, Thuto Molapo, Moedi Ramohlale, Sholin Sewfall, Tshisikhawe Takalani and Malesetja Teffo received bronze medallions for their academic achievements in Grade 10 last year.


Disego Mogale received the Edgars Trophy for most outstanding academic learner and the Sanliikho Trophy for most outstanding physical science learner in Grade 11 last year. She was awarded a Pro Eruditione for achieving honours for scholarship, a silver medallion for academic achievement and a subject prize for English Home Language.

Pheladi Dikgale received the Paul Adams Memorial Trophy for best all round achievement in Grade 11 and shared the Hinds Trophy for the highest marks in Afrikaans in Grade 11 with Tebogo Molekwa. She also received a Pro Eruditione award for achieving honours for scholarship, a silver medallion for academic achievement, and a Top 5 academic order of merit.

Tebogo Molekwa shared the Hinds Trophy for the highest marks in Afrikiaans in Grade 11 last year with Pheladi Dikgale.

A feeling of breathless anticipation filled the hall of Capricorn High School (CHS) in Polokwane on Thursday evening when learners received accolades for their academic achievements of 2017. Proud mothers Viloshni Bejrajh, Afroz Jahan and Reji Thomas accepted gold medallions awarded for seven distinctions in the final Grade 12 exams of 2017 on behalf of their children, Nikhil Bejrajh, Nahean Mehjabeen and Sona Thomas respectively, who are pursuing their tertiary educations away from home. Last year’s top Grade 11s, now in Grade 12, emerged as Pheladi Dikgale and Disego Mogale. Pheladi received the Paul Adams Memorial Trophy for best all round achievement in Grade 11 and shared the Hinds Trophy for the highest marks in Afrikaans in Grade 11 with Tebogo Molekwa. She also received a Pro Eruditione award for achieving honours for scholarship, a silver medallion for academic

achievement, and a Top 5 academic order of merit. Disego received the Edgars Trophy for most outstanding academic learner in Grade 11 in 2017 and the Sanliikho Trophy for most outstanding physical science learner in Grade 11 last year. She was awarded a Pro Eruditione for achieving honours for scholarship, a silver medallion for academic achievement and a subject prize for English Home Language. Other top learners who were in Grade 11 last year and were awarded Pro Erutione awards for honours with scholarship were Melinda Moyo, Thendo Mukwevho and Koki Serumula. The top Grade 10s emerged as Kiara Bejrajh, Hellen Masekela, Thuto Molapo, Moedi Ramohlale, Sholin Sewfall, Tshisikhawe Takalani and Malesetja Teffo. Subject prizes were also handed out to the top learner in each grade per subject and the top 5 in each grade were announced. Tshidiso Ramoadi and Lindiwe Tsebenhlane, both in Grade 8 last year, each received a progress prize for making the best academic progress in their grade.

Tshidiso Ramoadi received a progress prize for making the best academic progress in Grade 8 last year.

Lindiwe Tsebenhlane received a progress prize for making the best academic progress in Grade 8 last year.

Last year’s Grade 11 learners who received Pro Eruditione awards for achieving honours for scholarship are Pheladi Dikgale, Disego Mokgale, Melinda Moyo, Thendo Mukwevho and Koki Serumula.

Proud mothers Viloshni Bejrajh, Afroz Jahan and Reji Thomas accepted gold medallions awarded for seven distinctions in the final Grade 12 exams of 2017 on behalf of their children, Nikhil Bejrajh, Nahean Mehjabeen and Sona Thomas respectively.

Fatima Chiloane, Mamadi Dikgale, Chuene Mathatho and Shibu Modiba received Pro Eruditione awards for full academic colours in Grade 11 last year.

Magata Kganyago, Zahra Khan, Kevin Leopeng, Clementie Mashiane and Rotondwa Muthelwana received Pro Eruditione awards for half academic colours in Grade 11 last year.

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Stanford Lake College recently held their Awards Assembly where recognition was given to learners who excelled in academics and sport in 2017.

Cross Country Junior Achiever, Emma Melville.

Full colours in mountain biking was awarded to Lara Dando, Matthew Wilkinson (re-award) and Ani Gutierrez-Hernandez. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Nsuku Muyimane; Ntokoto Mashimbye, Lesedi Motumi and Yazdaan Tayob earned academic full colours in Grade 11 during 2017.

Adventure racer Reuben Middleton, far right, is a first time recipient of full colours while Casper Venter, Ani Gutierrez-Hernandez and David Pullinger were re-awarded.

Right: Junior Netshtuni, recipient of full colours in cricket.

Faisal Saleem, Mathabo Malesa and Muzzammil Cassim wrote the Grade 12 IBT Benchmark exam in November 2017 and placed in the Top 1%.

Danica Altenroxel, Lia Revelas and Megan Joynt were the recipients of junior awards in mountain biking.

Danica Altenroxel and Lia Revelas were the proud recipients of junior awards in adventure racing.

Grade 12 learners Mohammed Rhemtula, Hloni Senoamadi, Anya Robinson, Fatima Essa and Matthew Lunt who received half colours for their academic performance as Grade 11s in 2017.

Grade 9 students who were awarded for excellent academic achievement in Grade 8 during 2017 are Aine Eagan, Tsakani Mkansi, Danish Saleem, Priyanka Gohil, Anke Spies, Heema Kalan, Reuben Middleton, Hloni Mangena, Josh Fairhead and Megan Joynt. Absent: Mudathir Cassim.

Grade 10 learners who received Brain Bars for their excellent academic performance in 2017 are Akila Ramdharie, Ayesha Ayob, Lia Revelas, Faaria Rhemtula, Tayla Coad, Dimpho Mohuba, Marthinus Maritz, Nooreen Ghood and Danica Altenroxel. Absent: Husnaa Dada and Malaika Mohlaba.

These Grade 11s earned full or half colours for their academic performance in 2017: Lebo Rachidi (half), Melike Naude, Sinead Linder, David Pullinger, Emma Melville (half), Helene Werhahn, Shaakira Hassim and Lara Dando

Grade 12 learners who were re-awarded Honours for their performance in Grade 11 last year are: ElanĂŠ Maritz, Mathabo Malesa, Faisal Saleem, Christian Schmidt, Muzzammil Cassim and Tanweer Ghood.



March 8, 2018

Laerskool Pietersburg-Noord Primary>>

New Horizon School>>

Sport celebrates learners’ ability

Nuwe leiers neem leisels oor



Grace Ramapulana may be small in stature but she is more than eager to try her hand at javelin.

The management of New Horizon School for the Intellectually Impaired celebrated the physical ability of their learners during the school’s sport day on Friday. The event provided learners with a platform to showcase their skill and talent in track and field events. As part of the celebrations the school’s drum majorette squad gave a performance that delighted the parents, relatives and fellow learners. Educator Lizzie Vogel, who organised the event, said they wanted to show the parents how sport and physical activity can improve the lives of intellectually disabled persons.

“We wanted to show the community the capability of our earners and quell the myth that disabled children cannot do what mainstream athletes can do,” Vogel explained. She added that they wanted to promote and support the dignity of their learners and provide an opportunity for parents and extended family, community members and friends of the learners to come together and celebrate the learners.

Vier graad 7-leerders van Laerskool PietersburgNoord Primary het onlangs die leisels as die skool se leiers vir 2018 oorgeneem. Masego

Kgopa, hoofmeisie Johmar Wolmarans, hoofseun Lulama Mngomezulu, onderhoofmeisie en Ashwyn Rogers, onderhoofseun is aan ‘n streng keuringsproses onderwerp en volgens graad 7-graadvoog, Estie Gouveia, is daar geen twyfel dat hulle hul pligte nougeset sal uitvoer nie.


Below: Koketso Mathapa, vibrant squad leader of the New Horizon drum majorettes. Left: Lined up and ready for the javelin item are Brendon Maake, Lesedi Senyatsi and Tshegofatjo Kgomo with coach and educator Elna Milehan, second from left.

Attie Visagie, hoof van Laerskool Pietersburg-Noord Primary en die skoolleiers vir 2018, Lulama Mngomezulu, onderhoofmeisie, Masego Kgopa, hoofmeisie, Johmar Wolmarans, hoofseun en Ashwyn Rogers, onderhoofseun. FOTO: VERSKAF

Pietersburg Laerskool >>

Geld rol in tydens liefdadigheidsmark RC MYBURGH >>

Laerskool Ivypark>>

Great season for school’s senior athletes HERBERT RACHUENE >> Laerskool Ivypark’s senior athletes are having a great season thus far as is evident from the six medals, including two gold, they won at the Capricorn District Athletics meeting held at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium recently. Although they participated in all events on the programme most medals were won in field items with the u.13s being particularly successful. Vhulenda Mudau, u.13, won gold in the girls’ discus and her team mate Makoma Tjege, also

u.13, in the high jump for girls. Silver medals went to Xihluke Mlondobozi, u.13, in the 1 200 m and Olubanzi Mlangeni in the u.12 long jump, both for girls. Bronze medals were collected by Rati Mojapelo, u.13 in the shotput for boys and Owethu Mlangeni in the girls’ u.13 long jump. Acting Principal Willem Opperman said their achievement was the result of hard work and commitment to the sporting code. “They were working hard prior the event and they reaped the rewards. We are extremely proud of them and wish all the best in their next events,” he said.

Die eerste liefdadigheidsmark wat Saterdag op Pietersburg Laerskool (PLS) se rugbyveld plaasgevind het, was ‘n miernes soos min. Die organiseerder, Mariza Pelser sê dit was ‘n groot sukses en uitstallers en besoekers het voorgestel dat daar voor die einde van die jaar weer ‘n mark aangebied moet word. “Ek is dankbaar vir elkeen se insette wat die dag moontlik gemaak het. Die 66 uitstallers het in byna elke besoeker se behoefte voorsien.” Van handgemaakte items en klere tot kos en lekkernye is van die hand gesit. “My idee was om bestaande organisasies en mense wat kunsvlyt beoefen te nader om hul produkte te verkoop. Ek het opnuut besef Polokwane se mense gee regtig om en het groot harte en flink hande wat vir niks verkeerd staan nie. Van dié wat nie die mark kon bywoon nie het by die hek gestop en R100 in my hand gedruk net om ‘n bydrae te lewer,” sê Pelser. Die opbrengs van die uitstallers- en toe-

gangsfooie is aan verskeie liefdadigheidsorganisasies oorhandig. Enigiemand wat ‘n balansstaat verlang, kan haar by 073 841 1715 skakel.

Isabel Steenekamp beman ‘n lekkergoedstalletjie vir die soettande.

St Alban’s College>>

St Alban’s College captivate shoppers HERBERT RACHUENE >> St Alban’s College Band entertained shoppers and guests at Mall of the North with an exciting programme during the final leg of their Cultural Road Show at the Mall on Friday. The band stole the hearts and admiration of shoppers with the marimba dance, drum performances and solo saxophone performances. There was also a light hearted entertainment with rhythmic and choreographed movement performed in gumboot attire by the choir. Nico du Plessis, Director of activities at the college said the purpose of the show was to connect with people in the province and create awareness about the band and the school.

“Music plays a part in every boy’s life at St Alban’s College, be it for hymn practice or singing in Chapel, war cries, energetic renditions of the school song or performing in our world class auditorium. Music adds traditional, creative, social and personal value to life in general. With the show we also wanted to create opportunities for the band to perform in a small group and to cater for different tastes. We enjoyed performing to the people of Polokwane and we are hoping for more performances in the city,” Du Plessis said. Mari Delport, Marketing Manager for Mall of the North said it was good to host St Alban’s College and they were pleased to see them entertain their shoppers. “They excited our shoppers with their performances and it was a good show,” Delport said.

Laerskool Ivypark’s proud medallists are Rati Mojapelo, Owethu Mlangeni, both bronze, Olubanzi Mlangeni, Xihluke Mlondobozi, both silver, and Makoma Tjege, gold. Absent: Vhulenda Mudau, gold. PHOTOS: HERBERT RACHUENE Lerato Seale, Dineo Kgomo and Vhulenda Mudau, gold medal, represented Laerskool Ivypark in field events at the recent Capricorn District Athletics meeting.


Didi Mahuma, Moshe Manamela, Sebastian Chowles and Thapelo Mokone are members of the St Alban’s College Band who entertained shoppers at Mall of the North on Friday.

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Berge word versit wanneer ‘n gemeenskap saamstaan ELNA ESTERHUYSEN >>


anksy ongekende samewerking is 42 550 l water reeds onderweg na Kaapstad om die rimpeleffek van die stad se grootste waterkrisis in 350 jaar te help verlig. Nog 29 465 liter is onderweg. Sophia Hislop, uitvoerende direkteur van Uniclox, het die inisiatief Januarie in Polokwane begin omdat die waterkrisis in die Wes-Kaap tans die grootste in die land is al gaan ander provinsies ook onder waterskaarste gebuk. “Wat my hart van die projek roer, is dat dit nie saak gemaak het waar jy bly, skoolgaan, werk, aanbid of aan watter politieke party jy behoort nie. Om die groei van dag een af te sien het my grootste verwagtinge oortref. Dis lekker om erkenning te kry wanneer daar hard gewerk word aan ‘n projek, maar Uniclox was bloot die inisieerder van ‘n idee. Daarna moes ons wag, hoop en vertrou dat die gemeenskap sal inkoop, en hulle het, bo verwagting. Die erkenning gaan aan elke kleuter wat met moeite sy 5 l-bottel aangedra het skool toe tot die groot besighede wat bakkievragte water aangery het. Mense het op

ander maniere bygedra wat nie in ‘liters’ gemeet kan word nie, maar van onskatbare waarde is soos ZZ2 wat sonder huiwering hul trok tot ons beskikking gestel het,” sê Hislop. Polokwane is volgens haar ‘n stad wat deur sy eie mense onderskat word omdat die gemeenskap ongekend kan saamwerk en ‘n verskil kan help maak waar die nood die grootste is. “Volgende keer is dit dalk ‘n ander stad of provinsie, dan help ons almal weer.” Tafelronde TP 151 in Pretoria het van meet af aan groot insette gelewer en beraam die waarde van die projek op R250 000. Die vervoerbestuurder van ZZ2, Japie Burger, het aan Polokwane Observer gesê hul maatskappy het ‘n trok met ‘n 36-paletsleepwa met seile beskikbaar gestel omdat hul betrokke in die gemeenskap is en graag help waar hulle kan. “Mense wat nie drinkwater het nie, beleef groot nood. Almal moet help.” Volgens Hislop word vervoer nog vir die ander 29 465 l gebottelde water wat by die Uniclox-kantoor, hoek van Webster- en Marshallstraat, benodig. Besighede wat oor ‘n interlinkdiens beskik en moontlik kan help, kan Hislop by 082 325 0612 skakel.

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Wekroep na water bind Polokwane

Sophia Hislop, uitvoerende direkteur van Uniclox en projekleier van die waterinisiatief met Petrus, Annie en Gawie de Wet, leerders van Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos.

Danksy die meewerking van instansies, skole, kleuterskole, kerke en individue in Polokwane en selfs Tzaneen is 60 665 l geseëlde water Donderdag na Gauteng vervoer wat deur Water Shortage South Africa na Kaapstad geneem sal word om in die Wes-kaap se dringendste waternood te voorsien en Dag Zero te help uitstel.

Hislop,voor, met Celia Spaumer, algemene bestuurder van Elegant Fuel en Isaac Malebogo, assistentbestuurder van Elegant Fuel. Die maatskappy het ‘n reuse rol vervul in die hele projek. Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos hoofleiers, Nelieq Groenewald, Cailin Menzies en Izelna Venter. Agter is Michelle van der Westhuizen, leiervoog, Lizette Olivier, adjunkhoof, C Wilters, graad RC-voogonderwyser van dié klas wat meeste water ingesamel het (266 houers), Sophia Hislop, projekleier, Braam Swanepoel, Jan-Hendrik Venter en Reuben Weyer. FOTO’S: VERSKAF/ ELNA ESTERHUYSEN

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60 665 liter water onderweg na Kaapstad

Speaking on behalf of the Tzaneen club, vice chairman Leon de Lange said the project was started by the Round Table Pretoria 201 and when they heard about the initiative, they decided to collect water in their area to add to the Pretoria club’s. “We were delighted with the response of everyone who came on board and assisted us to get the water together and have it transported to Polokwane,” De Lange said.

Lucas van Rensburg from Round Table Tzaneen 96 helps to offload part of a delivery of 1 800 five litre bottles of water at Uniclox in Polokwane on Tuesday night, which is destined to be sent to Cape Town. KAREN VENTER >>


embers of the two Round Table clubs in Polokwane, Impala 157 and Pietersburg 22 assisted members of the Round Table Tzaneen 96 to offload a large delivery of bottled water over the last week, with the final delivery being made on Tuesday night. The 1 800 five litre bottles of water were delivered to Uniclox in Polokwane and will ultimately be transported to Cape Town in an effort to assist the shortage of water there.

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Living life in the red with Nissan’s 370Z, GT-R RC MYBURGH >> When you have always been all for living life to the full and the daring one among your group of friends, the authentic powerful Nissan 370Z and the mighty GT-R might set some new challenges you wish to tackle. From the battle cry of a legendary 245kW, VQ V6 engine to the world’s-first available rev-matching manual transmission. The new Nissan 370Z’s relentless cornering grip and dynamically balanced chassis talking to you through a driver-focused cockpit is nothing less than pure exhilarating enjoyment. When it comes to design the bi-xenon boomerang-inspired headlamps project an aggressive look while high-intensity LED daytime running lights provide added presence. The rear quarter windows follow the contours of rear fenders creating an integrated look that harkens

back to the original 240Z. Innovative design continues in the interior which incorporates a 3-layer design philosophy to help connect the driver to the drive. The 3-pod gauges are designed to provide pertinent information in an instant. These distinctive gauges have been a part of the Nissan Z’s dashboard since the very beginning. The seats are designed for the serious driver. Cutaways in the upper seatback and lower seat cushion help your arms and legs to move freely. Aggressive side bolsters and anti-slip materials help hold you in place. Some awesome features in the interior includes navigation, rear view monitor to assist when parking, USB port and Music Box where one can create a playlist of favourite tunes without bringing along all those CDs. Music Box allows you to record tracks from your music collection and stores them. Despite the GTR being a supercar it still boasts comfort and luxury that elevates it above the rest: Duel climate control, reverse camera with front and back, Nissan navigaPHOTO: RC MYBURGH tion, cruise conNissan GT-R. trol, Bluetooth,

Bose sound system with 11 speakers and 2 subwoofers, intelligent keyless entry and keyless driving. There is even a lap timer that allows you to compare your driving time home with that of yesterday ... and enough space at the back for two golf bags. The Nissan GTR is at present one of the fastest and most technological production vehicles in the world. The 3.8 l V6 Twin Turbo engine delivers 408kW with 632Nm torque. That combined with the AllWheel drive system and launch control makes for easy acceleration. When it comes to the Nissan GT-R it is all about a radical belief that a real supercar delivers performance in real-world conditions. Rather than being designed to the demands of aerodynamics, the GT-R sculpts the air to its needs – becoming a force of nature as much as a force to be reckoned with. Many believe that a supercar should only be driven on a perfect day, on a perfect stretch of road, and only by an expert driver. Nissan has a different vision that every day should be a supercar day. That you should be able to enjoy exhilaration with comfort and confidence, regardless of your skill level, on any road, regardless of conditions. While you may find the GT-R look more aggressive, the styling is pure function. Larger


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Suidskool leer meer oor sterre, planete in planetarium RC MYBURGH >> ‘n Groot opblaaskoepel het verlede Donderdag en Vrydag leerders van Pietersburg Laerskool (PLS) in die skoolsaal begroet waar hulle onder meer oor sterre, planete en die maan touwys gemaak is. ‘n Maatskappy van Pretoria fokus om met dié mobiele planetarium, waarin bewegings van hemelliggame aanskoulik voorgestel word, laerskoolleerders behoorlik aan die gons te kry oor die wonderwêreld waarvan die meeste min weet.


Die graad 1- en 2-leerders van Suidskool by die planetarium waar hul meer oor die hemelruim wys geword het.

In die pikdonker planetarium is ongeveer 80 leerders op ‘n slag gehuisves wat na ‘n dokumentêre opleidingsprogram oor onder meer planete, maanfases, sterre en die son gekyk het. Suidskool-skakelbeampte, Charlotte van den Berg sê die skool het besluit om die maatskappy te nader omdat groot dele van die senior leerders se kurrikulum in die aanbieding vervat word. “Op dié manier het leerders ‘n beter begrip van die hemelruim en al sy skatte en verstaan hulle die lesinhoud in die klasse beter.”

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Mitchell House>>

Mitchell House opens new nutrition centre BARRY VILJOEN >> An informal cocktail and unveiling of a plaque marked the official opening of a new nutrition centre at Mitchell House on Monday evening. The refectory, a name associated with the dining hall of a school, will serve three meals per day. Breakfast and lunch will be served to hostel boarders and for lunch up to 450 staff members and learners can be treated to a nourishing meal, which also caters for vegetarians. Head girl Tebatso Madisha opened the proceedings with a reading from Psalm 23 and head boy Dauda Sheni rendered the opening as well as closing prayers. Headmaster Andrew Cook welcomed members of the Board of Governors and other invited guests which included

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the contractor and professional team and said that the opening of the facility is a milestone in the history of Mitchell House. He took guidance from the scripture reading and said that however physical nourishment is important, spiritual nourishment PHOTO: BARRY VILJOEN is far more imporMitchell House Headmaster Andrew Cook and tant. “It is my prayer former Bursar, Emwee Zeelie at the unveiling that all who eat and of the plaque at the new nutrition centre. serve you here will said. He also stated that the always do so in a spirit of reverfinal cost of the project is not ence and gratitude for what God available as yet. has done for us,” Cook said. A plaque at the entrance to Cook thanked the contractor, the facility was unveiled by EmBDS Construction and its team wee Zeelie, a former Bursar of and architect Paul Carter for their Mitchell House who, according to hard work and congratulated them Cook, masterminded the project on the excellent outcome. “I am and had a huge involvement in overwhelmed by the beauty and the designing thereof. spaciousness of the building,” Cook

Loopbaanmoontlikhede by PHS onder die vergrootglas RC MYBURGH >> Een van die grootste keuses wat ‘n tiener in sy lewe maak, bly ‘n loopbaankeuse. Om hiermee te help, hou Hoërskool Pietersburg jaarliks ‘n loopbaanuitstalling sodat leerders en ouers vroegtydig kosbare inligting oor tersiêre- en privaatinstansies se loopbaanmoontlikhede kan bekom. Die uitstalling is verlede Donderdag in die skoolsaal met ongeveer 50 uitstallers

gehou wat van die geleentheid gebruik gemaak het om voormalige studente te werf. PHS-skakelbeampte, Elmari Craig sê die uitstalling word jaarliks deur die lewensoriëntering-departement georganiseer en lok uitstallers regoor die land. “Plaaslike skole sowel as dié in die provinsie se graad 11- en 12-leerders maak van die geleentheid gebruik om vroegtydig ingeligte keuses oor hul naskoolse studies te maak.”

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Mitchell House>>

Parents raise funds for facilities at Mitchell House

Word Riders besoek Pieties oor Bybelprojek


Lede van Word Riders wat direk aan die Bybelgenootskap van Suid-Afrika gekoppel is, het leerders van Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) Maandag meer vertel oor maniere waarop hulle kan help om Bybels te versprei. Danie Ueckermann, predikant, sê Word Riders bestaan uit ‘n groep motorfietsliefhebbers wat op uitreikaksies fokus om die Woord van God te versprei. Met hul onlangse projek, Bible Buddies, fokus hulle op skole om met geldinsamelingsinisiatiewe te help ten einde meer Bybels te versprei, veral om leerders wat dit nie kan bekostig nie te

The Mitchell House Parents Association (PA) hosted their annual Junior Phase event themed Movie Night on the school field on Friday. It was a night of family fun under the stars, with food and beverage stalls managed by the association. Glow-in-the-dark accessories lit up the night as they screened the animated movie ‘Boss Baby’. According to Achsah Phoshoko, Director of Marketing at the school, the PA organises projects to raise funds for the school throughout the year and for each phase. “The movie night was their project for the first term and it was a huge success. We had 600 people on the night, including parents and learners from Grade 000 to Grade 5. All the proceeds will go towards the Junior Phase block. Everyone enjoyed the movie night.” Phoshoko said. PA member Cadnus Chikonde said besides



Hellen Ramoroka and Thato Mdi before the show of the movie ‘Boss Baby’. raising funds for the school this was also a chance to relax and enjoy time with their children, educators and fellow parents.

help om hulle eie Bybel te besit en onafhanklik die Woord te leer ken en uit te leef. “Aan die ander kant wil ons kinders help om deur middel van hulle donasies ʼn verskil in ander kinders se lewens te maak. In beide gevalle kry ons ook die geleentheid om die werk van die Bybelgenootskap bekend te stel sodat hulle presies weet waar kom Bybels vandaan. Die klem val vir ons op die vertaalwerk, produsering en verspreiding van die Bybels,” sê die Bybelgenootskap se skakelbeampte, Francois Sieberhagen. Die Word Rider-projek het in 2011 met agt motorfietsryers begin wat sowat 900 Bybels versprei het. Tans is daar meer as 40 ryers wat jaarliks op uitreike gaan en hul eie onkoste dra. Meer as 22 916 Bybels is al aan graad 7-leerders in 343 skole landswyd uitgedeel, volgens Sieberhagen. Elke skool besluit self oor hul doelwit en wyse van geldinsameling. Vir elke R59 kan een Bybel geborg word. PHS het ander skole uitgedaag om ook by die projek betrokke te raak. Vir meer inligting skakel Sieberhagen by 083 389 0708. FOTO: RC MYBURGH

PHS is Maandag deur Word Riders aan die Bible Buddies-projek bekendgestel. Voor is skoolhoof, Willie Schoeman en leraar, Danie Ueckermann. Agter is Word Riders se Ian Thomas, Mavis Thomas, Hans de Waal, Ewald Schmidt, Willem en Dawn Swiegers en Burger van der Westhuizen.

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Noorderland’s new principal to focus on 100% matric pass rate KAREN VENTER >> Noorderland High School’s former acting principal Thabo Ratema was appointed permanently as principal from 1 February and has many plans for the school. Ratema started working at Noorderland as head of department of commercial subjects on 1 April 2007. He was appointed as acting principal at the beginning of last year and says he looks forward to the challenge of being principal in a permanent capacity. “My focus this year will be on achieving a 100% matric pass rate, so academics will be in the spotlight. We are planning various study camps including Easter, winter and spring during which the Grade 12s will stay on the premises in the hostel to ensure they have no distractions from their studies,” he said.

Shirley Matji, newly-appointed deputy principal of Noorderland High School, accepts principal Thabo Ratema’s congratulations and welcome. PHOTO: KAREN VENTER

Ratema added that Grades 8 to 11 extra Mathematics classes are also in the pipeline. Currently all Grade 12s attend extra afternoon classes from Mondays to Thursdays. Asked about the main challenges he faces, he laughed confidently and said “There are no insurmountable challenges facing us right now. We are a well-balanced, multi-nation team and function like a family”. His future plans entail ensuring that the hostels on the property are fully utilised so that learners can live there during school time and be able to study without any distractions that might interfere were they living at home. Ratema thanked the school governing body for putting their trust in him. “It is an honour that they have put their trust in me to take care of their children. While their children are at school I will be the parent in their absence.” He also thanked all the personnel at the school for their hard work and dedication. “And last but definitely not least, my thanks goes to the learners because without them I wouldn’t have a school to run.” He also welcomed Shirley Matji as his right hand in her capacity as newly-appointed deputy principal and said he knows she will add more value to the team. Matji was previously an educator in Mookgophong and besides being deputy principal also teaches Grade 9 English, Sepedi and economic management sciences. She said she is delighted to be on board the Noorderland team and looks forward to the year ahead.


World Scholar’s Cup hosted in city BARRY VILJOEN >> The Limpopo round of the two-day World Scholar’s Cup was hosted at Mitchell House starting last Wednesday. The competition is organised by World Scholar’s Cup, an international foundation that was founded in 2007 and is based in Los Angeles, California. The theme of the competition for 2018 is ‘An entangled world’ and learners from schools that included Mitchell House, Jabez Christian Academy, Taxila Secondary School and Northview Christian Academy participated. Teams consisting of three members participated in Team Debates, Collaborative Writing, Scholar’s Challenge and Scholar’s Bowl. Topics around human relations, the history of relationships, the science of memory, black markets and the voices of the inseparable were interrogated. After debating the various topics, the

members of the winning teams formed new teams and assessed the performances of other teams. Taking part in the Scholar’s Bowl, each team leader had an electronic keyboard and after the team members agreed on answers, the final choice was PHOTO: BARRY VILJOEN transmitted electroni- Mitchell House Grade 7 learners Marumo Thobejane, cally. Kamogelo Malematsa and Mohummad Haider particiThe winners of pate in the Limpopo round of the World Scholar’s Cup. this round will qualify from 50 countries over the globe. to take part in the 2018 Global Round “Our goal is to inspire in young people of their choice in Kuala Lumpur, Barceof all backgrounds a love of learning, lona or Melbourne later this year. a confidence in new skills and a sense If they emerge as winners there, of global citizenship,” Mashitisho they will be invited to take part in the explained. Tournament of Champions at Yale UniAccording to Mashitisho, particiversity in the United States of America pants were given the opportunity to in November. do research on the topics to prepare World Scholar’s Cup facilitator, Tlou them for the various activities accomMashitisho said that the competition modated in the program. brings together over 20 000 learners

Hoërskool Pietersburg>>

Veritas-spanredenaars lok leerders regoor provinsie FOTO: RC MYBURGH

Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) se Verteenwoordigende Leerderraad (VLR)-lid, Elna Davel en VLR-kultuurvoorsitter, Marnu Pelser saam met Veritas-direkteur, George Malan tydens die opening van die jaarlikse Veritas-spanredenaars wat Maandag en Dinsdag by PHS gehou is. Hoër- en laerskole van regoor die provinsie neem aan die geleentheid deel wat vanjaar vir die tweede keer deur Veritas geborg word. ‘n Volledige berig met die wenners verskyn in volgende week se Polokwane Observer.



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pality since they are part of the Dalmada Water Cooperative. A statement made in the presence of Polokwane Executive Mayor, Thembi Nkadimeng esidents of Ward 6 in Dalmada during further divulged that shares in the cooperative a recent community meeting held in were not for sale and the municipality should Polokwane last Thursday made it clear not even attempt to be part of the cooperative that they don’t want water from the municibecause the proposal would be rejected. PHOTO: The meeting gave residents an opportuENDY SENYATSI nity to raise challenges they encounter in Polokwane the area and issues tabled included illegal Executive Mayor, land use, garbage removal and grading of Thembi Nkadi- roads, multiple dwellings and small busimeng responds nesses on some of the smallholdings, rates to issues raised and taxes. Residents were mostly concerned about by Dalmada residents during illegal land use and multiple dwellings saya community ing their title deeds do not allow for more meeting. than two houses on a plot but there were a number of residents who had built flats for rental purposes. It was further highlighted that people who operate businesses on their property don’t even stay in the area hence they don’t worry about sleepless nights due to noisy machines operated at all hours.




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One of the residents emphasised that the rates and taxes had increased enormously. She said while she paid about R35 in 2015 costs have increased to R250 per month. Another resident indicated that he had complained about rates and taxes to the municipality several times but his emails are not responded to. He added that the rates and taxes had increased by over 300% from 2014 to the current financial year. Residents alleged that the municipality last graded the roads in the area 20 years ago hence they are forced to hire private companies to maintain the roads and remove garbage. One resident claimed he has been grading roads in Myngenoegen for five years and reckons that he had spent over R20 000 on diesel. In response to the issues raised, Nkadimeng said the municipality had gone through the audit process and looked at over 220 smallholdings and over 800 farms and found that 75% of property in Dalmada don’t serve as farms anymore as stipulated in the lease agreement. She addressed the issue of illegal land use saying that it was a long process to get a court order against people who illegally occupy a piece of


land. Such a process, Nkadimeng indicated, might take at least three years. The Executive Mayor further stated that even though jobs are scarce people are not allowed to occupy land illegally and added that there was a new municipal bylaw which would allow the municipality to issue fines to the tune of R10 000 to illegal land users. When responding to rates and taxes, she said the newly introduced smart meters will make things easy for residents. Nkadimeng urged residents to compromise and learn to live with what she regarded as ‘small problems’ and focus on resolving bigger issues. Polokwane Municipality’s Planning and Economic Development Director, Heyven Kholope confirmed that the municipality was aware of the issues faced in the area but stressed that only 10% of the population in Dalmada still abided by the laws and acts. He further said the municipality was busy with a document that would address the issues residents face and reiterated that the statistics would clearly reveal those who are not adhering to the regulations any longer.

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Coth Polokwane empowers youth tion packed day. The day commenced with a morning devotion led by Mpho Magwabeni, member of Coth Polokwane, an architect and Capricorn FM presenter, followed by praise and worship,” Maubane said. According to Maubane, programme directors Kwenisto Makgakga and Percia ‘Modellina’ Maahlo held it down for the day and kept the crowd asking for more. Amogelang Liebenberg, Chairperson of the YOHAV Committee is quoted to have said that the launch was a culmination of various activations at the Seshego Campus of Capricorn TVET College, Waterberg TVET College Lebowakgomo and the University of Limpopo. “We have indeed touched our generation and we are revived, as the youth from respective townships, villages and Polokwane surroundings are more than willing to come back,” Liebenberg reportedly said.



espite overcast skies and drizzly weather, kombis and buses from as far as Mokopane, Lebowakgomo, Solomondale, Ga-Mothiba, Mankweng and Seshego delivered the youth on time for the Church On The Hill (Coth) Polokwane Branch Youth of Honour and Vision (YOHAV) 2018 Youth Programme launch hosted at Plot Number 2 Dalmada recently. Malesela Maubane, on behalf of Coth Polokwane, stated in a media release that the venue was a hive of activity and that not less than 400 young people attended the event. “Coth Polokwane’s grounds were painted blue and white as the youth heeded the t-shirts and blue jeans dress code for an amazing and ac-

Nhlanhla Qwabe and his wife, Khosi, both pastors, with Molatelo and Vusi Mashabane, Coth Polokwane Senior Pastors during the Coth Polokwane YOHAV 2018 Programme launch. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

“Inspirational talks and speeches from Miss Limpopo 2018, Gail Mokwatlo, Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2017 finalist and businesswoman, Refilwe Mogale and FNB Financial Advisor, Martin Banda focused on self-grooming and self-awareness in all spheres of life,” Maubane added. Nhlanhla Qwabe, MTN SA Chief Human Resources Officer and Coth Durban Senior Pastor, informed on how to carefully climb the corporate ladder as a youngster and how to stay rooted in the faith and ministry. “Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye poured his heart out and shared his own experiences about substance abuse, life in prison and how that can totally rearrange one’s life. Maarohanye brought the house down with performances of his popular songs including ‘Ndikhokhele’, ‘Phind’ Ukhulume’ and the latest single ‘Awesome God’, whilst he liked it so much at Coth Polokwane that he was able to attend the Sunday service and perform again during the service,” Maubane reported and added that the youth then engaged in a series of sporting activities such as soccer, table tennis and swingball aimed at creating a strong bond amongst them. “It was overall a very insightful event, and Liebenberg thanked Coth Polokwane Senior Pastors and spiritual parents, Vusi and Molatelo Mashabane for their presence during the event whilst recognising the organising committee, church leaders, members and all youth for their attendance and support.


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March 8, 2018

UL student wins FameLab Limpopo Heat Competition Publication Practitioner at UL said the judges looked for someone who could make the presentation amusing and enlightening, with A third-year BSc Physical Sciclarity and charisma and Rathabe ences student at the University was nothing short of that. of Limpopo (UL), Brian Rathabe, “He will be going to the semimanaged to secure a place in the finals in Eastern Cape Province national finals of the FameLab in May. If he emerges from the Science Competition in May. semi-finals he will Brian outshone represent UL in the five fellow UL international finals in students, one from the United Kingdom the University of later this year. We Venda and two wish him good luck in from institutions of his journey,” Selepe higher learning from said. the neighbouring FameLab is one of community during the biggest science the annual competicommunication comtion hosted by UL’s petitions in the world. Science Education Young scientists Centre in collaborapresent and explain a tion with the South African Agency for PHOTO: SUPPLIED scientific concept to Science and Technol- Brian Rathabe, third- a general audience in three minutes. ogy and Advanceyear BSc Physical By taking part ment (Saasta) last Sciences student at in FameLab, young week. UL. scientists have the He successfully opportunity to inspire the next presented two projects, one on generation of scientists and enEnergy and Magnetism and the gineers, gain invaluable commuother on Water Purification. The nication skills, and meet amazing energy and magnetism presenlike-minded people. Importantly tation proposed an alternative they also become part of an source of energy from solar powincreasingly exciting network of er that revolves around magnetic scientists and engineers able to attraction. His water purification clearly and imaginatively explain project focused on purifying their science to the general water through nanotechnology, public. especially salt water (seawater) FameLab in South Africa is for human consumption. made possible by a partnership According to Rathabe the between the British Council, presentation was in pursuit of Saasta and Jive Media Africa. mitigating the challenges of the Rathabe said he is happy with drought presently engulfing the his achievement and is looking Western Cape. forward to make the university Congratulating Rathabe, proud at the national event. Johannes Selepe, acting Senior HERBERT RACHUENE >>

Maart 8, 2018

Moth-orde gaan oor kameraadskap KAREN VENTER >>


ie Agbare Orde van die Staaldakke (Mothorde) word dikwels deur mense as ‘n organisasie vir voormalige Engelse soldate beskou, maar die denkwyse is hoegenaamd nie korrek nie. So sê Ben Smit, die Old Bill van die Mothorde van Botha Shellhole in Polokwane. Diegene wat volgens hom kwalifiseer vir lidmaatskap in die Mothorde is oudvloot-, weermag- of lugmagveterane wat in oorlogtye diens gedoen het. Die Moth-orde is as ‘n oorlogveterane-broederskap deur Charles A Evenden op 7 Mei 1927 in Durban met die hulp van elf Eerste Wêreldoorlog gevegsfrontoorlogveterane en werksvriende gestig.

“Ons Moth-orde se rituele en tradisies is afkomstig uit die Britse kultuur met spesifieke verwysing na die tydperk van die Slag van Delvillebos toe Rhodesiërs en Suid-Afrikaners langs mekaar geveg het in dié verwoestende stryd,” verduidelik Smit. Die Moth-eed omvat lede se drie ideale, naamlik ware kameraadskap, wedersydse hulp en ongeskonde geheue. “Groentjies tot veteraansoldate oor die hele wêreld staan vir die drie ideale tydens oorlogsdiens. Dié ideale is iets wat net voormalige dienspligtiges kan verstaan,” sê Smit. Hy het ‘n beroep op alle veterane wat kwalifiseer gedoen om by die Moth-orde aan te sluit. “Dit is ‘n kameraadskap wat ‘n mens deur goeie en slegte tye ondersteun.” Vir meer inligting of om aansoek te doen, skakel Smit by 063 287 3374.


Paediatric oncology ward improved thanks to eager volunteers KAREN VENTER >> An extended and improved paediatric oncology ward at the Pietersburg Provincial Hospital was officially reopened last Thursday. This follows after Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) employees, as part of the employee volunteerism programme, rolled up their sleeves and got to work improving the existing structure. According to Lindiwe Zikalala,

regional communications specialist for the North region, the ageing facility was in need of some renovations and extensions to ensure the patients were comfortable and treated with dignity while visiting the facility. The project was executed in two phases during February. During the official reopening, Vhutshilo Netshituni, paediatric oncologist at the hospital, said the team was very humbled and grateful for what CCBSA had done.



Neels Lötter (Wee Bill) en Ben Smit (Old Bill) van die Moth-orde van Botha Shellhole in Polokwane nooi oudvloot-, weermag- of lugmagveterane, wat onder oorlogomstandighede gedien het, uit om by die organisasie aan te sluit.

Cutting the ribbon at the official reopening of the paediatric oncology ward at the Pietersburg Provincial Hospital last Thursday are Carel Engelbrecht, Regional Supply Chain Manager of CCBSA and Thokozani Mhlongo, acting Head of the provincial Department of Health.

Jabez donates yoghurt to Cansa TLC Ward BARRY VILJOEN >> In a gesture of solidarity with

children treated at the Cansa TLC Ward of the Pietersburg Provincial Hospital, learners of Jabez Christian Academy presented yoghurt

parcels to Bobby Were, TLC Ward Facilitator during the school’s assembly on Monday. “It is an annual event with the aim to create awareness of children suffering from cancer,” Principal Elana Erasmus said. “We are so grateful for the donation. Yoghurt is always in demand because it has a very high nutritional value,” Were explained.


Jabez Christian Academy learners Ndiane Lukwareni, Mapiti Phokanoka, Turien Mthombeni and Rorisang Makololo, front, with Thabi Moloko and Praise Ramokolo in the first row and Melissa Phaahla and Mosima Matlou in the second row. At the back are Makgomo Mahlatjie, Ricardo Erasmus and Bobby Were, Cansa Polokwane TLC Facilitator, with the yogurt that was collected.

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NOTICE Vehicle: Chevrolet Utility Reg no: FD17WBGP This vehicle will be sold to defray our costs in 30 working days from date of publication. Repairs done on 21/09/2017 KIWIS AUTO BODY REPAIRS Tel: 015 293 2720 8/3 _________________ SALE OF BUSINESS NOTICE Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 34(1) of the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936, as amended, that Mullen Fuels CC, Reg no: 2000/020046/23, under the name and style of “Brooks Motors”, intends to sell, not less than 30 (thirty) days and not more than 60 (sixty) days after the last publication of this notice, the business known as ENGEN Brooks Motors situated at: 98 Landdros Mare Street, Polokwane, as a going concern to: Always Foods (Pty) Ltd; Reg no: 2015/286238/07. Badenhorst Attorneys 1st Floor Croniel Park Building 6A Pierre Street Bendor Polokwane 0699 P.O. Box 640 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 296 4063/4613 Ref: R Badenhorst/EA/ AKT1/0937 1/3 8/3 _________________ KENNISGEWING VAN VERKOOP VAN BESIGHEID Kennisgewing geskied hiermee ingevolge die bepaling van artikel 34 (1) van die Insolvensiewet, Wet 24 van 1936, soos gewysig, dat Mullen Fuels BK, Reg nr 2000/020046/23, onder die naam en styl van “Brooks Motors”, van voorneme is om, met ingang van ’n datum nie minder as 30 (dertig) dae en nie

meer as 60 (sestig) dae vanaf die datum van publikasie van die laaste datum van hierdie advertensie, die besigheid bekend as ENGEN Brooks Motors geleë te: 98 Landdros Mare Straat, Polokwane, as ‘n lopende saak aan: Always Foods (Edms) Bpk, Reg nr: 2015/286238/07 te verkoop. Badenhorst Prokureurs 1ste Vloer Croniel Park Gebou Pierrestraat 6A Bendor Polokwane 0699 Posbus 640 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 015 296 4063/4613 Verw: R Badenhorst/ EA/AKT1/0937 1/3 8/3 _________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 2016 SPECIAL CONSENT FOR AN INSTITUTION Notice is hereby given in terms of provisions of Clause 32 of the Polokwane / Perskebult Town Planning Scheme 2016, that we, Emendo Town and Regional Planners, the authorised agent of the owner, have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for Special Consent for an Institution on Erf 1012 Pietersburg Extension 4, located at 54A Van Der Stel Street, Pietersburg Extension 4. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the applicant at the address mentioned herein, and at the offices of the Town Planners, First Floor, West Wing, Civic Centre, Polokwane, for a period of 28 days from 8 March 2018. Any objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged in writing simultaneously with the applicant and with the Municipal Manager, Polokwane Municipality at the above address or at P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700, within a period of 28 days from 8 March 2018. Address of applicant: Emendo Town & Regional Planners 31 Market Street Polokwane 0700 Tel: 012 346 2526 Fax: 012 346 4101 Cell: 071 5022 031 8/3 _________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA 2016 SPESIALE TOESTEMMING VIR ‘N INSTITUSIE Kennis geskied hiermee ingevolge die bepalings van Klousule 32 van die Polokwane / Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema 2016, dat ons, Emendo Stads en Streekbeplanners, synde die gemagtigde agent, van die eienaar, aansoek gedoen het by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir Spesiale Toestemming vir ‘n Institusie op Erf 1012, Pietersburg Uitbreiding 4, geleë te Van der Stelstraat 54A, Polokwane. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê gedurende gewone kantoorure ter insae by die aansoeker by die bovermelde adres en by die kantore van die Stadsbeplanners, eerste vloer, Burgersentrum, Polokwane, vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 8 Maart 2018. Enige besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet skriftelik ingedien word binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 8 Maart 2018 by die Munisipale Bestuurder, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, of Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700. Adres van applikant: Emendo Stads en Streekbeplanners Markstraat 31 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 012 346 2526 Faks: 012 346 4101 Sel: 071 5022 031 8/3 _________________

Maart 8 - 14, 2018 POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 2016 SPECIAL CONSENT FOR AN INSTITUTION, PLACE OF INSTRUCTION Notice is hereby given in terms of provisions of Clause 32 of the Polokwane / Perskebult Town Planning Scheme 2016, that we, Emendo Town and Regional Planners, the authorised agent, of the owner, have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for the Special Consent for an Institution, Place of Instruction, for training of prospective hairdressers, on Erf 1240 Pietersburg Extension 4, located at 77 Johnson Street, Pietersburg. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the applicant at the address mentioned herein, and at the offices of the Town Planners, First Floor, West Wing, Civic Centre, Polokwane, for a period of 28 days from 8 March 2018. Any objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged in writing simultaneously with the applicant and with the Municipal Manager, Polokwane Municipality at the above address or at PO Box 111, Polokwane, 0700, within a period of 28 days from 8 March 2018. Address of applicant: Emendo Town & Regional Planners 31 Market Street Polokwane 0700 Tel: 012 346 2526 Fax: 012 346 4101 Cell: 071 5022 031 8/3 _________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA 2016 SPESIALE TOESTEMMING VIR ‘N INSTITUSIE, PLEK VAN ONDERRIG Kennis geskied hiermee ingevolge die bepalings van Klousule 32 van die Polokwane / Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema 2016, dat ons, Emendo Stads- en Streekbeplanners, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar, aansoek gedoen het by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir Spesiale Toestemming vir ‘n Institusie, plek van onderrig, vir opleiding van voornemende haarkappers, op Erf 1240, Pietersburg Uitbreiding 4, geleë te Johnsonstraat 77 Polokwane. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die aansoeker by die vermelde adres en by die kantore van die Stadsbeplanners, eerste vloer, Burgersentrum, Polokwane , vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 8 Maart 2018. Enige besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet skriftelik ingedien word binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 8 Maart 2018 by die Munisipale Bestuurder, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, of Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700. Adres van applikant: Emendo Stads- en Streekbeplanners Markstraat 31 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 012 346 2526 Faks: 012 346 4101 Sel: 071 5022 031 8/3 _________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 2016 SPECIAL CONSENT FOR RECREATION Notice is hereby given in terms of provisions of Clause 32 of the Polokwane / Perskebult Town Planning Scheme 2016, that we, Emendo Town and Regional Planners, the authorised agent, of the owner, have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for the Special Consent for Recreation on Holding 22 Dalmada Agricultural Holdings, to legalise the existing “Splash” and “Jump Zone” recreational facilities. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the applicant at the ad-

dress mentioned herein, and at the offices of the Town Planners, First Floor, West Wing, Civic Centre, Polokwane, for a period of 28 days from 8 March 2018. Any objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged in writing simultaneously with the applicant and with the Municipal Manager, Polokwane Municipality at the above address or at P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700, within a period of 28 days from 8 March 2018. Address of applicant: Emendo Town & Regional Planners 31 Market Street Polokwane 0700 Tel: 012 346 2526 Fax: 012 346 4101 Cell: 071 5022 031 8/3 _________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA 2016 SPESIALE TOESTEMMING VIR REKREASIE Kennis geskied hiermee ingevolge die bepalings van Klousule 32 van die Polokwane / Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema 2016, dat ons, Emendo Stads en Streekbeplanners, synde die gemagtigde agent, van die eienaar, aansoek gedoen het by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir Spesiale Toestemming vir Rekreasie op Hoewe 22 Dalmada Landbouhoewes, om die bestaande “Splash” en “Jump Zone”, rekreasie fasiliteite te wettig. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die aansoeker by die vermelde adres en by die kantore van die Stadsbeplanners, eerste vloer, Burgersentrum, Polokwane, vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 8 Maart 2018. Enige besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet skriftelik ingedien word binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 8 Maart 2018 by die Munisipale Bestuurder, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, of Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700. Adres van applikant: Emendo Stads- en Streekbeplanners Markstraat 31 Polokwane 0700 Tel: 012 346 2526 Faks: 012 346 4101 Sel: 071 5022 0131 8/3 _________________ POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 2016 SPECIAL CONSENT TO INCREASE DENSITY Notice is hereby given in terms of provisions of Clause 32 of the Polokwane / Perskebult Town Planning Scheme 2016, that we, Emendo Town and Regional Planners, the authorised agent, of the owner have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for the Special Consent to increase the density on Erf 1789 Pietersburg Extension 7, located at 136 Snyman Street, Eduan Park, Polokwane, to 30 dwelling units per hectare. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the applicant at the address mentioned herein, and at the offices of the Town Planners, First Floor, West Wing, Civic Centre, Polokwane, for a period of 28 days from 8 March 2018. Any objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged in writing simultaneously with the applicant and with the Municipal Manager, Polokwane Municipality at the above address or at P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700, within a period of 28 days from 8 March 2018. Address of applicant: Emendo Town & Regional Planners 31 Market Street Polokwane 0700 Tel: 012 346 2526 Fax: 012 346 4101 Cell: 071 5022 031 8/3 _________________

POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA 2016 SPESIALE TOESTEMMING OM DIGTHEID TE VERHOOG Kennis geskied hiermee ingevolge die bepalings van Klousule 32 van die Polokwane / Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema 2016, dat ons, Emendo Stads en Streekbeplanners, synde die gemagtigde agent, van die eienaar, aansoek gedoen het by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir Spesiale Toestemming vir die verhoging van die digtheid op Erf 1789 Pietersburg Uitbreiding 7, geleë te 136 Snymanstraat, Eduan Park, Polokwane, na 30 eenhede per hektaar. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die aansoeker by die vermelde adres en by die kantore van die Stadsbeplanners, Eerste Vloer, Burgersentrum, Polokwane , vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 8 Maart 2018. Enige besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet skriftelik ingedien word binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 8 Maart 2018 by die Munisipale Bestuurder, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, of Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700. Adres van applikant: Emendo Stads- en Streekbeplanners 31 Markstraat Polokwane 0700 Tel: 012 346 2526 Faks: 012 346 4101 Sel: 071 5022 0131 8/3 _________________ APPLICATION FOR A SPECIAL CONSENT FOR A SECOND DWELLING, IN TERMS OF CLAUSE 33 (1)(b) OF THE POLOKWANE/PERSKEBULT TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2016 We, Masugulo ya Ndzaka Group being the authorised agent of the owners of Portion 2 of Erf 1676 situated at 10 Oost Street, Pietersburg Extension 6, hereby give notice in terms of Section 33(1)(b) of the

Polokwane/Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2016 for consent for a “Second Dwelling Unit” on the abovementioned stand zoned “Residential 1”. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, Directorate Planning and Development, Polokwane Municipality, second floor, west wing, Civic Centre, Landdros Maré Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 1 March 2018. Objections to or representations in respect of the applications must be lodged with or made in writing to the Manager: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management at the above address or at P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700, within a period of 28 days from 1 March 2018. Address of Agent: New Vision Developers & Developers, 29 Totius Street Ivy Park Polokwane 0699 1/3 8/3 _________________ AANSOEK OM ‘N SPESIALE TOESTEMMING VIR’ N TWEEDE WONING, INGEVOLGE KLOUSULE 33 (1)(b) VAN DIE POLOKWANE / PERSKEBULT DORPSBEPLANNINGSKEMA, 2016 Ons, Masugulo ya Ndzaka Group, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaars van Gedeelte 2 van Erf 1676, geleë te Oosstraat 10, Pietersburg Uitbreiding 6, gee hiermee ingevolge Artikel 33 (1)(b) van die Polokwane / Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema 2016 kennis van aansoek om vergunning vir ‘n “Tweede Wooneenheid” op bogenoemde erf gesoneer “Residensieel 1”. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê gedurende gewone kantoorure ter insae by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruiksbestuur, Direktoraat Beplanning en

Ontwikkeling, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, tweede verdieping, wesvleuel, Burgersentrum, Landdros Marestraat, Polokwane vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 1 Maart 2018. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ’n tydperk 28 dae vanaf 1 Maart 2018 skriftelik by of tot die Bestuurder: Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruiksbeheer, Polokwane Munisipaliteit, by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 ingedien of gerig word. Address of Agent: New Vision Developers & Developers Totiusstraat 29 Ivypark Polokwane, 0699 1/3 8/3 _________________ Polokwane Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2016 Written consent for Guest House Notice is hereby given in terms of provisions of clause 32 of Polokwane/ Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2016, that I the undersigned, Thatego Mathatho intends applying to the Polokwane Municipality for written Consent for Guest House for purposes of use of a dwelling unit for overnight accommodation On Erf 1071, Ivy Park, Extension 17 located at 09 Basil Street, Polokwane Particulars of application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the applicant at the address mentioned herein, and at the offices of Town Planners, second floor, west wing, Civic Centre, Polokwane Municipality, for a period of 28 days from 08th March 2018 Any objections to or representations in respect of the application shall be lodged in writing simultaneously with the applicant and with the Municipal Manager, Polokwane Municipality at the above address or P.O. Box 111, Pietersburg, 0700, within 28 days from

33 08 March 2018. Address and contact details of applicant: 09 Basil Street Ivy Park Ext 17 Polokwane 0699 Cell: 073 1995 174 Date of notice: 08 March 2018 8/3 _________________ Polokwane Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2016 tumelelo ya go ngwalwa ya Ntlo ya bayeng Tsebišo e fiwa go ya ka dihlarollo tja ka karolo ya 32 ya Polokwane/Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2016, ya gore nna Thatego Mathatho Ke ikemešhetša go kgopediša tumelelo ya go ngwalwa go Masepala wa Polokwane ya Ntlo ya Bayeng Ka bohlokwa bja Go šomiša moago wa dula bjalo ka marobalo a bošego Mo go setsha sa 1071, Ivypark, Extension 17 yeo e lego Nomorong ya 09 mmileng wa Basil, Polokwane Ditlabakelo tša kgopedišo di tla ba gona go senkasenkiwa ka nako tša mehleng tja mošomo ga mokgopedi go aterese ye hlotšwego ka mo, le meagong ya baagi ba Metsesetoropo, ga Masepala wa Polokwane, ka kgatong ya bobedi, ka bosobela tšatši, matati a 28 go tloga ka 08 Hlakola 2018 Dikganetšo tše dingwe le tše dingwe goba dikemelo tša mabapi le kgopelo ye di tla tsentšhwa ka lengwalo ka nako ye tee go mokgopedi le molaodi wa Masepala, Masepala wa Polokwane go aterese ye filwego pejana, goba go P.O. Box 111, Pietersburg, 0700, ka fase ga matšatši a 28 go tloga ka di 08 Hlakola 2018. Aterese le tlabakelo tša go kgokagano le mokgopedi: 09 Mmileng wa 09 Basil, Ivypark Ext 17 Polokwane 0699 Sellathekeng: 073 199 5174

Tšatši la Tsebišo: 08 Hlakola 2018 8/3 _________________



IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF POLOKWANE HELD AT POLOKWANE Case number: 2291/2016 In the matter between: Northern Academy Execution Creditor and Phinere Frank Molele Execution Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION KINDLY TAKE NOTICE THAT in terms of Judgment granted on 12 January 2018 in the POLOKWANE Magistrate’s Court and a Warrant of Execution issued thereafter, a sale in execution of the under mentioned goods will be held on 16 MARCH 2018 at SHERIFF’S OFFICE POLOKWANE 66 PLATINUM STREET LADINE POLOKWANE at 11H00 consisting of: 1 x 3 piece leather lounge suite (cream white) – torn 1 x 2 seater couch (brown blue) – torn 1 x wooden television cabinet (brown) – deep scratches 1 x big gas heater 1 x Sansui colour television 1 x Sony hi-fi with speakers, amp complete – scratched 1 x wooden coffee table 1 x Trojan gym machine 1 x Trojan exercise bicycle 1 x 9 piece dining room suite (cream leather chairs & wood) – table and chairs scratched 1 x Sunbeam microwave oven 1 x 2 piece double door side board (wooden & glass door) – 2 x glass shelves missing, one chipped on the edge, no handles on the doors, scratched. to the highest bidder. DATED at POLOKWANE on this 23RD DAY OF FEBRUARY 2018. (Signed) LJ BADENHORST ATTORNEY FOR




NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATES All persons having claims against the under-mentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days (or as indicated) from date of publication hereof. Estate number: 3776/2017 Surname: Bothma First names: Patric Hendrik Date of birth: 1949-09-30 ID Number: 490930 509 2080 Last address: 147 Thabo Mbeki Street, Polokwane, Limpopo Province Date of death: 2017-01-20 Master’s Office: Polokwane First names of surviving spouse: Noleen Dawn Surname of surviving spouse: Bothma Date of birth of surviving spouse: 1951-04-25 ID Number of surviving spouse: 510425 0104 085 Name of Executor or Authorised Agent: Noleen Dawn Bothma Address of Executor or Authorised Agent: P/A Lombard Attorneys, Hampton Court, 4 Pierre Street, Bendor, Polokwane. Period allowed for lodgement of claims, if other than 30 days: 30 Lombard Attorneys Hampton Court 4 Pierre Street Bendor Polokwane E-mail: Tel: 0724286099 8/3 _________________

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Moet eie vervoer hê en Polokwane en omliggende area ken. Moet ‘n verkoopsagtergrond hê. Sluitingsdatum: 16/03/2018

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Maart 8, 2018


Swimmers aim for provincial team

Nicolene du Plooy from Capricorn Western Club with Benhan Absolute during the showmanship at halter item on Sunday. PHOTOS: KAREN VENTER

First reining qualifier a huge success

Three Stanford Lake Learners have accumulated the required points for selection to the Limpopo team to participate at the South African National Level 3 Regional Championships that will take place from 3 to 6 April at Hillcrest Swimming Pool in Pretoria. They are Luca Wasley (Grade 9), Isabella Drewett and Devon Coad (both Grade 8). Only five swimmers per age group are included in the provincial team.


Swimmers Isabella Drewett, Devon Coad and Luca Wasley are hoping to be selected for the team that will represent the province at the upcoming South African National Level 3 Regional Championships.


David Beard puts Sebastian through his paces during a warm-up session. Curro Heuwelkruin learner and member of Capricorn Western Club Ni-Marie Bierman riding Zelenka Ziganu during the Sanesa Western dressage item. RC MYBURGH >> The first reining qualifier hosted by Capricorn Western Club (CWC) at Winnfield Stables on Sunday was, according to CWC Chairperson, Mariette Engels, a huge success. The event was a first for the city and the reining lured riders from across the province. The event not only consisted of reining and Western performance but also has a Western dressage component to it. Engels explained that Reining and Western Performance Horse South Africa consists of a variety of exciting, challenging and pleasure classes such as reining, showmanship, Western pleasure and range riding. Hannes van der Merwe and Martella van Zijl were announced as best junior and senior riders respectively, Bernadine Potgieter won the dressage and Mencke Alberts was named best youth intermediate rider.

Vacant Position of Service Advisor Westvaal, a dynamic motor dealership group in North West, Free State, Mpumalanga & Limpopo as well as Gauteng, requires a suitable candidate for the position of Service Advisor situated in Polokwane. Duties/Responsibilities: • • • • • • • •

Assess the Service needs. Promote the sale of labour/parts and/ or accessories Document services required, estimations for labour and parts and specify payment responsibilities Maintain contact with the Customer Produce an outcome where there is no comebacks Coordinate Service Schedules, develop and maintain price schedules Maintain appointment scheduling system and coordinate alternate transportation for customers Ensure Customer Satisfaction by correctly addressing the needs and accurate remedy of the fault Complete required administration in the service proses and maintain customer files

Requirements • Matric • Experience in a customer retail experience or a customer environment would also be taken into consideration • Computer & business system knowledge and product knowledge would be an advantage • Must be target driven • Work independently and be self-disciplined • A Code 8 driver’s licence • Good communication and people skills • Selling marketing and team work skills Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience Benefits: Medical Aid and Pension Scheme with an incentive scheme CV should be e-mailed to: Closing date: 16 March 2018 Only short listed applicants will be contacted within one week of closing date. Should you not have been contacted within this period, consider your application as unsuccessful.


Commercial Plant Manager Polokwane, Limpopo Regional Manager Immediate

APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION • Matric/ Grade1 2 or Equivalent • C& CI SCT 2 0 OTHER/BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCE pecific industry nowledge product and the mar et in the area cellent communications s ills both verbal and written ust be self-motivated and able to wor independently bility to wor with people and have ability to lead a team ust be able to wor under pressure and sometimes con icting deadlines ust have good negotiation and selling s ills bility to balance production needs with plant capacities and produce accordingly EXPERIENCE t least years e perience in the eady-mi Concrete business preferred rior e perience as a ales ep in the eady-mi Concrete business preferred rior e perience as a lant upervisor anager in the eady-mi Concrete business preferred rior e perience in the construction industry essential DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES To ta e accountability and be proactive when fulfilling required duties ffective utilisation of plant equipment machinery and operational staff ully responsible for day to day production at the plant ully responsible for sales and mar eting in the area aily inspection of all plant equipment ( lant conveyor mi er truc s F .E.L. etc.) aintain healthy and acceptable discipline on operational staff romote health and safety wor ing environment at the plant. ctively promote and manage same nsure plant equipment and yard cleanliness anage costs and e penses within budget rovide on-site support to clients with regard to supplied concrete nform clients of any unforeseen delays or problems with production aily monitoring of all raw materials stoc piles diesel supply and consumption erform all required administrative reports and record eeping nsure production of high quality concrete as per prescribed standards APPLICATIONS lease send your updated C to the Concrete (info a)


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Note shortlisted candidates will be required to do a strategic proposal or presentation on the mar et on how to establish a ready-mi business in the area and other related activities thereof. Office telephone: 0 8 61 7 7 6 68 6 Closing date: Tuesday, 13 March 2018



March 8, 2018

City fights to stay in elite league PHOTO: HERBERT RACHUENE

Jabulani Maluleke, midfielder for Polokwane City Football Club (orange) tries to control the ball under the watchful eye of Golden Arrows defender, Limbikani Mzava during their match at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.



ead Coach of Polokwane City Football Club, Bernard Molekwa described their match against Maritzburg United planned for 16 March at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg as one of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches that will determine their stay in the elite league. City is currently at the bottom of the league with 24 points after 22 matches and a loss against Maritzburg could see them moving down to 15th position.

In the first round of the PSL campaign last year November the two teams played to an exciting 0-0 draw at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium. Despite the current form of Maritzburg in the league, Molekwa remains confident that they can defeat the PSL title chasers. The Pietermaritzburg outfit is sitting comfortably in 4th position with 35 points. Victory against City could therefore see them moving to third position. “It is going to be a tough match. It is their home game and they always do well at home. They have a good coach and good players. It is not going to be an

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easy match but we will have to win the duel and move further in the league. We are not in a good position at all. We are scared because all the matches are tough and it is not easy to get points but we will continue fighting,” Molekwa said. He stated that they could have won their match against Golden Arrows which resulted in a 2-2 draw at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday but they were let down by poor finishing and lack of tactical organisation. “We gave them too much space in the middle of the park and we could not convert our chances,” Molekwa said.

Planned 4x4 mini challenge turns into a family fun day ENDY SENYATSI >> The planned 4x4 mini challenge that was supposed to take place at the Polokwane 4x4 track on Saturday was postponed to the last weekend of the month after participants could not honour the invitation due to a number of activities that have been happening around the city the same day. The event organiser, Leatitia Groenewald from the Limpopo 4x4 Club said participants who attended turned the day into a family fun day and used the time to enhance their driving skills. She said the programme for the 4x4 mini challenge will offer a number of categories and there will be prizes at stake to be won.

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Alex Strydom uses the opportunity to show off his driving skills and techniques.

Rob Wilson in action during Saturday’s 4x4 fun day.

Billy Pistorius and Marco Kruger have fun in their Volkswagen.

Chris Pistorius tackles an incline.

Maart 8, 2018


Wenners, adrenalien van kaskarresies >> Meer foto’s op >> Sien videogreep op

Heleen Peasnall van die departement van onderwys gereed om die kaskarresies af te sit.



eluide van tekkiesole, wiele wat aan die teer vasklou en baie aksie was kenmerkend van die jaarlikse kaskarresies wat Vrydag by Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé aangebied is. Met dié geleentheid is R203 259 ingesamel. Die waarde van ge­ skenkte produkte soos boumateri­ aal beloop R80 042. Die graad 10­leerders het die

meeste kontant (R57 278) geïn. Die juniorklas met hoogste kon­ tantbedrag ingesamel, is graad 9A (R18 906) en die topseniorklas is graad 10A (R34 416). Graad 11A en ­12A deel die eer­ ste plek as seniorwenners van die resies met ‘n totaal van 79 rondes. Die graad 10A­klas is tweede met 77 rondes en graad 11E derde met 74 rondes. In die juniorklas was graad 8A eerste, graad 9A tweede en graad 8C derde. Die produkwaarde van die topjuniorklas is graad 8E (R10 650) terwyl die seniorklas, graad 10B, met R24 553 eerste is. Ander pryse is Links: graad 11A en ­B met Douglas die mooiste kuipe, van Staden, graad 10A met die graad 8A, mooiste banier, graad hol om by 11A met die mooiste die kaskar kaskar en graad 11A te kom ter- en ­E met die beste wyl Stefan gees. Coetzee sy oë op die pad hou.


Waldo Espach, Wiehan Joubert en Johann Barnes met Derik Marx agter die stuur. Die graad 11A-leerders deel die kroon met graad 12A as wenner van die kaskarresies.

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March 8, 2018

Oval race track hosts club championship RC MYBURGH >>


olokwane Oval Raceway successfully hosted their first club championship of the year on Saturday after the event had to be rescheduled the previous week due to heavy rains. Johan Swiegers was the first to be handed the chequered flag in the Super Midgets class while Tanieka Bent Neil de Witt speeding out of the curve. He finished claimed victory in the Ninja Midgets third overall in the Hotrods class. class. As Rookie driver JeandrĂŠ NortjĂŠ showed Johnny Durant and Pieter Venter took the no mercy towards his rivals while Shaun top positions on the podium in the Rebels Keating kept ahead of his opponents in the and 2,1 litre Modefieds class respectively. Stockrods to achieve first position. The highlight of every event, the Hotrods was ruled by WF Weideman while Schalk Smith claimed victory in the 1660s class. >> See full results on The next club race will be hosted on 26 May.


Rudolf Durant during the warm-up lap. He finished second in the 2,1 Modifieds class.

WF Wiedeman, top scorer in the Hotrods class, shows no mercy to competitors.

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Enter now for popular marathon, thousands to win ELNA ESTERHUYSEN >>


he annual Mall of the North Marathon offers aspiring Comrades Marathon qualifiers the ideal opportunity to do so in time for the 1 May cut-off date. The venue is centrally situated within the province and its neighbours and the course offers sufficient challenge without being inaccessible to less experienced runners. Pre-registration for the race diarised for 7 April is now open. A total of R83 000 in prize money can be won by participants in this prestigious event presented in partnership with main sponsors, Jaguar, Vodacom and Polokwane Athletics Club (PAC). Polokwane Observer is the sole media sponsor. The full 42,2 km marathon that starts at 06:00 is a certified Comrades Marathon qualifier and open to runners aged 20 and older. The half marathon (21,1 km) also starts at 06:00, the 10 km at 06:20 and a fun run (5 km) at 06:40. The race starts and ends at the overflow

parking area at Mall of the North. The route will, with the exception of the 5 km fun run take place in its entirety on the R81, and promises excellent times. The road will be closed for normal traffic from 05:00 to 12:00 to ensure athletes’ safety. Wheelchair athletes are welcome to participate in the half marathon, the 10 km and the 5 km. Entries can be made online at until 1 April or at the Mall of the North help desk opposite the Game entrance until 6 April, from 10:00 to 17:00 on weekdays and Saturdays. Athletes are also welcome to register on the race day from 04:00 to 05:50 at the tenant parking area, upper level. Registration costs R180 per person for the marathon, R120 for the half marathon, R80 for the 10 km and R40 for the fun run. Temporary licenses are available at R30 each. Athletes older than 60 years pay half price. Call race director Willie Smit on 072 149 2674 for more information.


NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation 41(2) (a, b & c) and Regulation 41(3)(a & b) of the regulations published in Government Notice R. 982 dated 4 December 2014 as amended on 7 April 2017 of the National Environmental Management Act 1998 (Act no. 107 of 1998) of intent to carry out an Environmental I mpact Assessment Process for the following activity (given below) which will be submitted to Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism. EIA DESCRIPTION Regulation 983, 4 December 2014 as amended on 7 April 2017, Listing Notice 1. Activity : 28 (ii): Residential, mixed, retail, commercial and industrial or institutional developments where such land was used for agriculture of afforestation on or after 1 April 1998 and where such development (ii) will occur outside an urban area, where the total land to be developed is bigger than 1 hectare. Regulation 984, 4 December 2014 as amended on 7 April 2017, Listing Notice 2 Activity 15 : The clearance of an area of 20 hectares or more of indigenous vegetation PROJECT TITLE : TOWNSH IP ESTABLISH MENT LOCATION AND EXTENT The activity entails the following: Construction of additional accommodation units and the extension of the Golf Course to compliment the current facilities spaced on approximately 40 hectares. The development will be on the Farms H ollandsdrift 15 KS and Turffontein 14 KS within Polokwane Local Municipality of Capricorn District, Limpopo Province NAME OF PROPONENT PROTEA H OTEL RANCH RESORT P.O. Box 77 POLOKWANE 0700 NAME OF CONTACT/CONSULTANT TUA CONSERVA - Mr J Claassens (Jnr) Cell : 082 800 9066 Johann Cell : 073 593 9224 Magda e- mail: j c.tuaconserva@ tuaconserva@



Baroka Coach and Captain fired HERBERT RACHUENE >> Baroka Football Club’s Chairperson, Khurishi Mphahlele has dismissed the team’s head coach, Kgoloko Thobejane and Captain Olaleng Shaku for allegedly drinking on duty. Also dismissed are 2017 Fifa Puskás Award finalist Oscarine Masuluke, assistant goalkeeper coach Tshegofatso Machoene and kit manager Delbert Lekoana. The contingent was allegedly caught imbibing on the team bus during their return trip from Bethlehem to Polokwane after their 2-0 loss to Free State Stars Football Club in February. Mphahlele could not divulge the reasons for their dismissals but urged aspiring and professional players to respect their jobs. “I can’t tell you what happened because it is an internal matter and I also want to protect them. I want to urge soccer players to take their jobs seriously and Kgoloko Thobejane, respect everyone. We sacked coach of are sad as a club to Baroka Football Club.

lose them like that but we had no choice except to dismiss them,” Mphahlele said. Shaku is the longest serving member of the team and played an integral part when the team was promoted to the Premier Scoccer League in 2016. He was also a member of the team that beat Kaizer Chiefs during the Nedbank Cup tournament in 2011. Masuluke made headlines in 2016 when he became the first goalkeeper from the African continent to be nominated for the Fifa Puskás Award for his impressive overhead kick during their 2016/17 PSL match against Orlando Pirates. At the time of going to press attempts to reach Thobejane, Shaku and Masuluke for comment had failed.


RC MYBURGH >> Swimmers who intend participating in this year’s Ebenezer Mile only have until midnight

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In order to ensure that you are identified as an interested and/or affected party, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the matter in writing to the contact person given above within 33 days of publication of this advertisement. The information must be received before or on 11 April 2018 , 12h00. The meeting arrangements will be supplied to registered parties.

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation 41(2) (a, b & c) and Regulation 41(3)(a & b) of the regulations published in Government Notice R. 982 dated 4 December 2014 as amended on 7 April 2017 of the National Environmental Management Act 1998 (Act no. 107 of 1998) of intent to carry out a Basic Assessment Process for the following activity (given below) which will be submitted to Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism. EIA DESCRIPTION Regulation 983, 4 December 2014, Listing Notice 1. Activity 4: The development and related operation of facilities or infrastructure for the concentration of animals for the purpose of commercial production in densities that exceed(i) 20 square meters per large stock unit and more than 500 units per facility; (ii) 8 square meters per small stock unit Activity 8: The development and related operation of agri-industrial facilities outside industrial complexes where the development footprint covers an area of 2 000 square meters or more; Activity 27: The clearance of an area of 1 hectare or more, but less than 20 hectares of indigenous vegetation PROJECT TITLE : LIVESTOCK AUCTIONING FACILITY

Dismissed: Olaleng Shaku, former Captain.

Dismissed: Oscarine Masuluke, goalkeeper.

New start and finish spot for Ebenezer Mile

Swimmers can look forward to yet another fun event when the annual Ebenezer Mile will be hosted on 17 March.

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next Thursday to enter online. The event, described as the most exciting on the Rotary Club of Haenertsburg’s annual calender, is to be held on 17 March. The hosts and organisers promise that it will be yet another unforgettable occasion which has also lured Californian endurance swimmer Karen Sternberg who has already confirmed her participation this year. Online entries are charged at R145 while entries made on the day will cost R170. The start and finish point for this year’s event has been moved to Old Smokey, the Lepelle Recreation Club located approximately 500 m past the former starting point, the Mountain Yacht Club. Signposts will be placed next to the road. This year’s race will once again offer a 1 600 m (mile) and 3 000 m swim for junior and senior male and female swimmers. To enter online visit for the link to the registration form.

LOCATION AND EXTENT The activity entails the following: The activity entails the clearing of indigenous vegetation not exceeding 3 ha for the development of a Livestock Auctioning facility. The facility will be comprised of the auction-house and temporary holding pens for the livestock and an open gravel parking area. The proposed activity will be on a Portion of Portion 1 of the Farm Duvenhages-kraal 689 LS, within Polokwane Local Municipality of Capricorn District, Limpopo Province NAME OF PROPONENT TOBORA (PTY) LTD. P.O. BOX 1908 POLOKWANE 0700 NAME OF CONTACT/CONSULTANT TUA CONSERVA - Mr J Claassens (Jnr) Cell : 082 800 9066 Johann Cell : 073 593 9224 Magda e-mail:


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Top results thanks to friendship Grade 12s Pheladi Dikgale and Disego Mogale are Capricorn High School’s top achievers of last year who also happen to be best friends that share everything from studying to secret elbow nudges. KAREN VENTER >>


ot only are Pheladi Dikgale and Disego Mogale Capricorn High School’s (CHS) Grade 11 top achievers of last year, they also just happen to be best friends. The two 17-year-olds, now in Grade 12, scooped two trophies each and several awards during CHS’s academic prize giving based on learners’ 2017 results, which took place last week. Pheladi received the Paul Adams Memorial Trophy for best all round achieve-

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ment in Grade 11 and shared the Hinds Trophy for the highest marks in Afrikaans in Grade 11 with Tebogo Molekwa. She also received a Pro Eruditione award for achieving honours for scholarship, a silver medallion for academic achievement, and a Top 5 academic order of merit. Disego received the Edgars Trophy for most outstanding academic learner and the Sanliikho Trophy for most outstanding physical science learner in Grade 11. She was awarded a Pro Eruditione for achieving honours for scholarship, a silver medallion for academic achievement and a subject prize for English Home

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Language. They say they have been best friends for nearly four years. As with many best friends, they have a lot in common. Both of them are really serious about their academics and their favourite subject is physics. Disego also has a love for accounting and says she would like to study commerce or engineering after school while Pheladi would like to study actuarial science or mechatronics engineering, which is a multidisciplinary field of science that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer, telecommunications, systems and control engineering. Both of them are on the debate team, with Disego being captain of the team. “I love debating. It gives me the ability to be articulate, to really be able to communicate, and to think critically on my feet,” Disego says. They are also part of a University of Witwatersrand academic enrichment programme in mathematics and science known as the Wits Targeting Talent Programme. “We participate in the programme every school holiday, and it definitely gives us an edge,” Pheladi says. Their study methods are completely different. Disego likes listening to classical music when she studies. “And I talk to myself! It helps me to put things into my own words, especially with physics. I also write a lot of notes and summaries.” Her favourite study snack is fruit. Pheladi says she also writes lots of notes and they both prefer studying in the early morning hours. “I watch a lot of YouTube videos on my subjects and I do revision by recording myself reading my notes and then play them back,” she explains. Her favourite study snack is chocolate.

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They list time management and the right friendships as being crucial to achieving the best academic results possible. However, they are not all work and no play, and certainly not dull. They have an upbeat energy when they are together that communicates itself to those in their presence. They both love reading in their spare time. Disego favours mythology and historical books as well as watching DVDs while Pheladi enjoys reading books that she decribes as light and entertaining. She also loves jogging and other exercise. They say the advantages to their

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