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Tien mense het in Oktober in verskeie damme in die provinsie verdrink terwyl ‘n 18-maande-oue kleuter dood is nadat hy Saterdag in ‘n oop boorgat geval het.

RC MYBURGH >> ‘n Reeks verdrinkings in damme regoor Limpopo die afgelope maand en die polisie se pleidooi om veiligheid van kinders te verseker is die naweek beklemtoon toe ‘n 18-maande-oue kleuter in Letsitele dood is nadat hy vermoedelik in ‘n oop boorgat geval het. Mighty Baloyi se lewelose liggaam is Maandag in die vroeë oggendure uit die boorgat gehaal nadat nooddienswerkers sedert Saterdagmiddag met ‘n reddingspoging besig was. Volgens provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder, Maphure Manamela, Na bl 2

’Pay back R20 mil’ EFF motion for return of interest on Polokwane muni’s VBS investment



he Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to take its “Pay back the money” refrain to a chamber of the coalface of service delivery with a motion for the return of R20 million - reportedly incurred in interest on Polokwane Municipality’s investment with VBS Mutual Bank - to the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). The issue is supposed to serve on the agenda of a two-day meeting of Polokwane City Council that commenced yesterday (Wednesday). In local EFF ranks the motion, intended for tabling by the party for debate during the continuation of the council meeting today (Thursday), is perceived to receive a thumbs up from opposition parties represented in the council. And secretly so from the ruling African National Congress (ANC). To page 2

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November 8, 2018

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10 November >> John Edmond performs at the Moth Botha Shellhole at 19:00. Tickets cost R150 per person. Des Mellett: 081 254 9849/Ben Smit: 076 705 5650. 11 November >> Die NG Moedergemeente op die hoek van Grobler en Biccardstraat se Kerssangdiens met orreluitvoering deur die begaafde orrelis en hoof van die Universiteit van Pretoria se musiekdepartement, Wim Viljoen en die Laerskool PietersburgOos se skoolkoor word om 19:00 gehou. Kaartjies kos R50 per persoon en is by al die NG kerkkantore te koop. Skakel Daleen soggens by 015 291 9140 of Reneé Blom by 082 458 3507. >> Die AGS in Polokwane vier sy 100-jarige bestaan. Johan Steyn, voorsitter van AGS Familie-Dei Netwerk preek om 09:00 by AGS Taberna Dei Moederkampus in Websterstraat en om 18:00 by AGS Taberna Dei Ooskampus in Bekkerstraat. Berron Fuhri: 082 785 8986. 13 to 17 November >> Polokwane Municipality celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with a seminar, culinary show and exhibition, agri trade fair, fashion show and competition as well as a tourism exhibition at different venues in and around the city. Details of the venues and times are available on www. Moipone Segooa: 015 290 2297 or Winnie Ramothwala: 015 290 2531. 23 November >> Edupark presents a belly dance and music evening featuring Chimera Belly Dance Academy Polokwane and Donald Macdonald at 17:30. Tickets cost R150 per person and includes a three course Moroccan dinner and table wine. Reservations with Adri Williams: 061 357 7402.

RC MYBURGH >> A 21-year-old suspect arrested during a sting operation in Seshego on Tuesday after being found in possession of nearly 11 kg of dagga, is expected to appear in the Seshego Magistrate's Court soon. According to Maphure Manamela of the Provincial Police Media Centre the Police received a tipoff about the suspect travelling in a vehicle allegedly with

dagga hidden inside. Police quickly mobilised and traced the vehicle at Luthuli Park where it was searched. During the search Police found 10,79 kg of dagga worth thousands of Rand hidden in bags and containers, according to Manamela. She added that R1 200 in cash, believed to be proceeds of the drug trade, was also confiscated. The suspect is facing charges of possession of and dealing with dagga.

Scheepers-broers steeds aangehou, later weer in hof Die gevreesde Scheepersbroers, wat ongeveer twee weke gelede in die stad onderskeidelik op aanklagte van rooftog en diefstal vanuit motorvoertuig aangekeer is, bly in aanhouding tot hul volgende hofverskyning. Maphure Manamela van die provinsiale polisie se mediasentrum het bevestig dat Baden Scheepers Maandag borgtog in die Polokwane Landdroshof geweier is waarna die saak tot 23 Januarie vir verdere ondersoek uitgestel is. Aden sal na verwagting

Maandag weer in die hof verskyn om met sy borgaansoek voort te gaan. Die twee broers word volgens inligting glo met meer as 100 sake wat van moord tot diefstal wissel verbind. Hulle word blykbaar gereeld deur die polisie aangekeer, maar om een of ander rede telkens vrygelaat. Manamela het verlede week bevestig dat die broers se onlangse arrestasies onderskeidelik met klagte van rooftog en diefstal vanuit motorvoertuig verband hou.

Eleven kilograms of dagga concealed in bags and a container which were confiscated during an operation in Seshego on Tuesday.

Interpol red notice for Danish suspect ends in arrest YOLANDE NEL >> A middle-aged Danish woman in whose name Interpol issued a red notice and for whom an international media search had extended to Limpopo about three weeks ago, was arrested in Gauteng early Monday. It was learnt that her arrest followed Interpol’s placing a red notice around mid-October this year. National Police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo informed Polokwane Observer that Britta Nielsen had been arrested in Sandton in Johannesburg on Monday at 06:30 and that she made a subsequent court appear-

ance. She is expected back in court in Randburg again today (Thursday). When asked about the charge(s) against her, he couldn’t elaborate further. Polokwane Observer was initially alerted about a matter of alleged theft of an amount equivalent to an estimated R250 million from a Danish ministry when approached for collaboration on an investigation steered from a newsroom in Denmark last month. By then the media in that country had their sights set on South Africa, and specifically Phalaborwa, where the suspect was reportedly suspected to be hiding out.

‘Pay back R20 mil’ Experienced service providers are hereby invited to tender for the Capricorn College for TVET (CAP) on the below services Tender documents will be available at the Information/Briefing Session. Compulsory Information/Briefing Sessions will be held at the Capricorn College For TVET, Central Office, 16 Market Street, Polokwane, Limpopo. Tender Number

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Technical Enquiries: Mr Stephen Preston, cell: 083 967 6022 / tel. 011 545 0963 or email: Tender Document Enquiries: Ms Amantha Naidoo, tel. 011 545 0961 or email: Sealed tenders must be deposited into the tender box situated at the Capricorn College for TVET, Central Office, 16 Market street, Polokwane, Limpopo. CLOSING DATE AND TIME: Security Tender: Thursday, 22 November 2018 at 11h00; Student Catering Tender: Friday, 23 November 2018 at 11h00.

From page 1 Polokwane Observer is privy to a copy of the letter that constitutes the content of the motion, sent to the Speaker of the Council by EFF Chief Whip in the Polokwane Council, Freddy Ramaphakela last Thursday. With the intended motion the EFF is expected to draw attention to the fact that the withdrawal of the investment on its maturity didn’t make it lawful and justified. For that reason the EFF would make three recommendations, including that all interests incurred between the date of investment and the withdrawal thereof be returned to the SARB within seven days of a suggested council resolution. Other than that the EFF would further recommend that the municipal officials involved in

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lently and that Polokwane Municipality seemingly got unlawful interest on their investment. “We can’t keep money acquired unlawfully.” According to Ramaphakela the point on the agenda of the council meeting was expected to be dealt with only today, due to the council’s lengthy agenda. An expert on local governance issues who was approached by Polokwane Observer for an opinion on the matter indicated that VBS Mutual Bank is under liquidation and that all funds paid out by the bank before the liquidation will be scrutinised. “If found to be irregular, it will be recovered by the liquidator for distribution among creditors.” A voice message left on the phone of Polokwane Municipal spokesperson Matshidiso Mothapo went unanswered.


Van bl 1 is dit nie duidelik hoe die kleuter in die oop boorgat beland het nie, maar die polisie se soek- en reddingseenheid sowel as ander nooddienswerkLate tenders will be disqualified from the bidding process. ers is Saterdag na die toneel ontbied. Capricorn College for TVET does not bind itself to accept Grondverskuiwingsmasjinerie is ook the lowest bid and reserves the right to accept the bid ingespan om die grond rondom die booras a whole, in part or not at all. The Capricorn College gat te verwyder. for TVET is committed to both the principle and practical ‘n Geregtelike doodsondersoekdosimplementation of the Procurement Policy of Broad-Based sier is geopen en Manamela het weer Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). No facsimile, eens ‘n beroep op ouers gedoen om late and/or electronic tenders will be accepted. verantwoordelikheid vir hul kinders se veiligheid te neem. Die • Gifts Demokratiese • All flowers Alliansie (DA) het Maandag • Glassware die familie • Florist’s accessories besoek om • Biltong, fruit hampers hul medelye te betoon. Die DA is van mening dat daar verskeie ANY WASTE Shop no 11, Lifestyle Centre oop boorgate / tory Fac House/ Pieter: 083 628 7812/ 015 297 5294/4951 in die Mopani Garden etc. munisipale Correspondence will be limited to short-listed tenderers only. Should you not be contacted by the Institution within 30 days of the closing date of the tender, please consider your proposal unsuccessful.

the violation of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) be charged with violating applicable legislation and be suspended with immediate effect. Ahead of the council meeting Ramaphakela informed Polokwane Observer that Polokwane Municipality’s investment with VBS Mutual Bank totalled R349 million, accruing cumulative interest of R20 million. During today’s council session the EFF is expected to move for the interest to be returned to the SARB in order for the amount to be paid out to clients of VBS Mutual Bank. To a question relating to possible concerns on the side of the city’s ratepayers about such a resolution, Ramaphakela responded by saying they should be conscious of the fact that the money was allegedly accrued fraudu-

gebied is en wat ‘n gevaar veral vir kinders inhou, volgens die DA se politieke hoof in Tzaneen, Desiree van der Walt. Sy het verder gesê die DA sal ‘n skrywe aan die LUR vir samewerkende regering, menslike nedersettings en tradisionele sake, Jerry Ndou, stuur om duidelikheid oor oop en ongebruikte boorgate in die distrik te kry. Intussen het die polisie bekendgemaak dat tien mense sedert die begin van Oktober in damme regoor die provinsie verdrink het. Die provinsiale kommunikasiehoof, Motlafela Mojapelo, het sy kommer oor die hoë aantal sterftes uitgespreek en gesê benewens nalatigheid is die groot rede agter die sterftes mense wat lafenis teen die hitte soek, in damme of waterpoele gaan swem en dan in die moeilikheid beland. Hy het verder gesê dat die reënseisoen op hande is en dat damvlakke moontlik kan styg en riviere wat periodiek vloei, ‘n gevaar vir besoekers kan inhou. Na aanleiding van die jongste voorval waar ‘n vrou verlede Woensdag by die Nandonidam buite Thohoyandou

van ‘n boot afgeval en verdrink het, sê Mojapelo die polisie is bekommerd oor mense se veiligheid veral wanneer dit by bootry kom. Volgens hom was die 20-jarige Rolivhuwa Mbedzi saam met vriende op ‘n motorboot toe sy omstreeks 18:30 om een of ander rede van die boot afgeval en verdrink het. Mojapelo sê die polisie se soek- en reddingseenheid is dieselfde aand na die dam ontbied. Die teenwoordigheid van ‘n groot aantal krokodille in die dam het tot gevolg gehad dat reddingswerkers slegs ‘n boot vir die soektog kon gebruik en glad nie in die water kon duik nie. Die polisie se onverpoosde soektog het Sondag vrugte afgewerp toe die liggaam op ‘n ander plek in die dam gevind is. Mojapelo sê mense moet ten alle tye die voorgeskrewe wetgewing wat op die gebruik van bote van toepassing is, nakom deur onder andere reddingsbaadjies te dra. Hy het verder gewaarsku dat bote eerder gedurende die dag gebruik moet word wanneer sigbaarheid beter is.

November 8, 2018

Phuti Seloba.


Govt spokesperson to take suspension battle to court



rovincial Government spokesperson Phuti Seloba is not going to take perceived attempts to harm his credibility lying down. The brewing battle that characterises his precautionary suspension amid a pending investigation instituted against him this week is expected to end in court. “People are trying to harm my credibility and that’s what I’m not going to take lying down,” Seloba emphasised when speaking to Polokwane Observer on Tuesday evening, after news of his suspension following allegations of misconduct reportedly levelled

against him broke that afternoon. He indicated that the union he belonged to was taking the matter of suspension further while his lawyers were working on a case of alleged defamation. Seloba furnished Polokwane Observer with documents pertaining to the issue, insisting that he had not made any representations as yet as per reference in a letter from Limpopo Director-General Nape Nchabeleng dated Tuesday. He stressed that he was still waiting to be furnished with the allegations against him and that it had never been put to him. “I wrote a letter asking for the allegations against me and next thing got suspended,” Seloba said. He included a copy of the letter in the correspondence made available to Polokwane Observer. The

documents include a letter dated last Wednesday inviting him to make written representations on allegations of misconduct. “The battle is far from over,” Seloba remarked in conclusion. Premier’s spokesperson Kenny Mathivha stated in a media alert issued Tuesday afternoon that Seloba’s precautionary suspension with immediate effect “comes after several allegations of adverse nature apportioned to Mr Seloba are said to have been made on several platforms in the past. These allegations involve the Premier and his Members of the Executive Council (MECs)”. He continued stating that Seloba would be given an opportunity to respond during the investigation process. According to Mathivha the Provincial

Zeederberghuis gesloop, ondersoek na permit BARRY VILJOEN >> Polokwane Munisipaliteit het 'n interne ondersoek gelas na die omstandighede waaronder die historiese Zeederberghuis Vrydag gesloop is en wat die bestaan van 'n slopingspermit insluit. Twee historiese blokhuise op die erf op die hoek van Marshall en Voortrekkerstraat in die stad is wel van sloping gered nadat ‘n bewaringsbewuste ingegryp het. Johan Willemse, voormalige munisipale raadslid en kultuurhistorikus, het verlede Donderdag van die voorgenome sloping van die Zeedenberghuis te hore gekom. Die Zeederberghuis was aan die einde van die 18de eeu die woning van die familie Zeederberg wat die poskoetsdiens tussen Pretoria en die Laeveld via die destydse Pietersburg bedryf het. Twee blokhuise, ook op die perseel geleë, is gedurende die Anglo Boereoorlog gebruik. Willemse het dadelik by die munisipaliteit en die Suid-Afrikaanse Erfenishulpbronagentskap (Sahra) in

Polokwane aangeklop en alles in die stryd gewerp om die historiese strukture van sloping te red, maar die huis was teen Vrydagmiddag net ‘n hoop rommel wat ywerig deur ‘n slopingskontrakteur weggery is. Daar is nie voortgegaan met die sloping van die twee blokhuise nie. Willemse het toe skriftelik by Sahra se plaaslike agentskap, die Limpopo Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (Lihra), aansoek gedoen dat die blokhuise na die Pietersburg-Doornkraal Geloftefeesterrein verskuif mag word en 'n beslissing word afgewag. Willemse het die omstandighede waaronder die slopingspermit uitgereik is, bevraagteken en aangedui dat hy oorweeg om stappe te neem indien die nodige vereistes nie nagekom is nie. “Wetgewing bestaan om ons nasionale erfenis te beskerm en te bewaar en niemand is bo die wet verhewe nie. As iemand oortree het, moet die gereg sy gang gaan,” sê Willemse. Artikel 34(1) van die Wet op Na-

sionale Erfenishulpbronne, 25/1999 bepaal dat niemand ‘n struktuur of ‘n deel daarvan wat ouer as 60 jaar is mag verander of sloop sonder ‘n permit wat deur die beherende gesag uitgereik is nie. Ingevolge artikel 51 van dieselfde wet is ‘n oortreding van hierdie bepaling strafbaar met ‘n boete of gevangenisstraf wat nie twee jaar oorskry nie, of albei. Kommunikasie en bemarkingsbestuurder van die munisipaliteit, Matshidiso Mothapo kon nie bevestig of 'n slopingspermit vir die huis en die blokhuise uitgereik is nie en wou geen verdere kommentaar in afwagting van die uitslag van die ondersoek lewer nie. Volgens ‘n persoon wat verlede Donderdag met die sloping van die huis besig was, gaan daar ‘n woonstelgebou op die perseel opgerig word. Pogings om voor druktyd met die ontwikkelaar in verbinding te tree, was vrugteloos en Mothapo wou ook nie besonderhede van die ontwikkelaar beskikbaar stel nie.

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Zeederberghuis net nadat die sloping verlede Donderdag in aanvang geneem het.

Four die in crash, call for safer N1 suggestions RC MYBURGH >> A recent spate of crashes involving trucks, buses and passenger vehicles on the N1 in the province has amounted to at least 35 fatalities the latest of which over the weekend when 6 persons died in four accidents. Polokwane Observer would like to be part of the solution and we are urging readers to suggest solutions and concepts for a safer N1 to be directed to the Department of Transport and Community Safety. A suggestion for a 24/7 hour hotline where motorists can telephonically report reckless or negligent drivers has already been received. This hotline will provide valuable information to the department’s control room who can then activate patrol units to address the issue. Sapa Yopa Motorcycle Club President Lesiba Chuene indicated that trucks losing some of their cargo, such as pallets or pieces of burst tyre on the N1 are the most common hazards for bikers, especially those travelling at night. He also referred to a recent incident where cows were found crossing the highway near Mookgophong. Farm workers should be educated on the dangers thereof, he suggested. Other suggestions are for traffic officers to maintain higher visibility and to conduct more speed traps, according to Chuene who also recommended

a barrier between the north and southbound lanes from Polokwane to Kranskop. The series of fatal accidents on the N1 also caused Limpopo residents to draft a petition named Reduced N1 Accidents. On the online petition a suggestion is made that a solid barrier be implemented between the north and southbound lanes. Almost 23 000 people had already signed the petition at the time of going to print. To sign the petition visit The suggestions initiative was welcomed by departmental spokesperson Matome MoremiTaueatsoala who indicated that inputs from road users will be highly appreciated. He indicated that the recent accident which claimed four lives occurred on the N1 just outside Mookgophong on Sunday. According to him the driver of the sedan was travelling in a southern direction when he allegedly lost control and collided head-on with a truck from the opposite direction. The impact caused the truck to overturn, blocking the flow of traffic in both directions. He added that four occupants of the sedan were declared dead on the scene while two others had suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospital. Any suggestions for a safer N1 can be forwarded to Readers should indicate whether they prefer to remain anonymous.

Government would leave no stone unturned in its investigations and expressed appreciation for the time and space given to the organs of state and to Seloba. Yesterday (Wednesday) morning he informed Polokwane Observer telephonically that Seloba has

made representations via a letter and that the Provincial Government’s legal team perused it, hence Seloba was placed on precautionary suspension pending the investigations. He added that the outcome of the investigation would guide them on the next step.



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November 8, 2018

Prov Govt collects 51,2% of budgeted revenue ENDY SENYATSI >>


he Provincial Government has collected R639 million of budgeted revenue, representing 51,2% of the target of R1,2 billion, for the 2018/19 financial year. The figures were made public by Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (Ledet) MEC, Seaparo Sekoati during the post Executive Council (Exco) media briefing at the Premier’s Office last Thursday. The presser followed Wednesday’s Exco meeting which reportedly aimed to discuss issues that impact on the improvement of service delivery in Limpopo. Limpopo revenue collection is, however, not on par after it was reported that most people in townships such as Seshego and Mankweng don’t pay municipal rates. Spokesperson in the Premier’s Office, Kenny Mathivha highlighted that the main revenue collectors were municipalities and the Department of Public Works, Roads and infrastructure. He revealed that Vhembe and Mopani municipalities collect minimal revenue and emphasised that one can issue hundreds of letters reminding residents to pay rates but they just don’t and when you disconnect services they resort to protest action. Mathivha added that residents who pay rates as expected are those staying in the city. Provincial Government has to date spent R32,2 billion translat-

ing to 49,3% of its total budget of R65,4 billion allocated for the current financial year. Sekoati stated that compensation of employees recorded an expenditure of R22,9 billion or 49,9% of the total budget of R22,9 billion while goods and services account for an expenditure of R4,6 billion being 49,2% of the total budget of R9,5 billion. Payment for capital assets recorded an expenditure of R790 million, representing 37,7% of total budget of R2,1 billion while conditional grants recorded an expenditure of R3,8 billion or 45,1% of the total budget of R 8,5 billion. Provincial infrastructure accounts for an expenditure of R2,4 billion which is 44,8% of the total budget of R5,3 billion. Infrastructure projects “The Department of Education’s infrastructure programme involves 65 riot and storm-damaged schools of which 30 were completed in the previous financial year and 35 schools have been planned for the current financial year. Ten schools were completed by the end of September, ten are earmarked for completion by the end of December and 15 are to be completed by the end of March next year,” Sekoati explained. He went on to reveal that the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is currently responsible for five projects, all of which in the implementation stage, valued at R29 million while Ledet is expected to spend R24 million on new build, refurbishment, condition assessment, market stalls and tourism projects in the current financial year.

Provincial State Theatre The construction of the Provincial State Theatre was planned to commence with the planning and design phase in the 2017/18 financial year, but could not be implemented due to challenges of securing land and limitations of the feasibility report, Sekoati stated. He said the project steering committee subsequently recommended that a full-time project officer and transaction advisor should be appointed to prepare a detailed feasibility study and to explore various sites in and around Polokwane for the construction of the theatre. It was reported that the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture applied for the registration of the project as a public-private partnership and this was duly approved in September last year, following which the national Treasury procured the services of a project officer and a transaction advisor. Relocation of Provincial Legislature The Exco has decided that a dedicated project officer be appointed by the Provincial Legislature to provide oversight on the establishment of the project steering committee, including the dedicated secretariat hereof. Sekoati said the management of the project on the relocation of the Legislature from Lebowakgomo to Polokwane should be transferred from the Provincial Legislature to the Department of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure in order to ensure that the required expertise is provided on the implementation of the project.


Noise disturbances to be reported to authorities BARRY VILJOEN >> Residents of Penina Park in proximity of Chesa Nyama Waterland remain up in arms about noise disturbances created by late night functions, some continuing into the early morning hours. “Last Sunday evening the noise continued until after midnight. Our children are studying for their matric exams and deserve a good night’s sleep,” an irate resident complained to Polokwane Observer. Communications and Marketing Manager of Polokwane Municipality, Matshidiso Mothapo confirmed that the municipality has by-laws in place to protect residents against nuisances. “The by-laws are clear that all public functions should conclude at midnight,” Mothapo said and added that the legislation prohibits noise disturbances in excess of the allowed decibels specified in the by-law, irrespective of the time of day. “Residents are advised to report disturbances to the municipality's community safety section during working hours and to the police after office

hours. Both the SAPS and the municipality's community safety section continue to work together and have conducted successful operations in dealing with noise nuisances where incidents have been reported. The essence is that the incidents of nuisance must be reported in order for the by-law to be enforced,” Mothapo said and added that in instances where the authoriries do not act on complaints, matters should be escalated to the management of either the municipality or the police. The Municipal Manager's telephone number is 015 290 2000 and the Polokwane SAPS Station Commissioner may be contacted on 015 290 6531. Mothapo also said that the lease agreement between the municipalty and the tenant of Chesa Nyama Waterland contains certain stipulations regarding the activities on the premises and that the municipality can only act if a written complaint is received. Attempts to locate the tenant of Chesa Nyama Waterland proved futile and a manager on site refused to speak to Polokwane Observer or provide the contact details of the tenant.

Residents in the proximity of Chesa Nyama Waterland are up in arms about noise disturbances. PHOTO: BARRY VILJOEN



More than 350 arrested during operation

CRIME shorts Ali Salman back in court

Police conduct a stop and search operation at a certain area in the province during a week-long operation that had resulted in 356 suspects being arrested. PHOTO: SUPPLIED RC MYBURGH >>


tabilisation operations conducted by Police across the province from 22 October to 6 November resulted in the arrest of 356 suspects on various charges. Maphure Manamela of the Provincial Police Media Centre said nine firearms of different calibres and 59 rounds of live ammunition were confiscated during the operations. The suspects are facing charges of among others possession of dangerous weapons and dagga, murder, attempted murder, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, robbery with aggravated circumstances, shoplifting, driving under the influence of alcohol and contravention of the Migration Act.

She added that 135 of the arrested suspects were issued with fines for contravention of the Liquor Act or Road Traffic Act. Manamela said Police in Hlogotlou joined forces with Groblersdal Police to trace a suspect found hiding in Alexandra last Wednesday. She said the man had been on the run for several years and can possibly be linked to incidents of rape in Motetema in October 2013 and Senwabarwana in March this year respectively. Manamela added that a suspect (29) arrested at Tembisa was wanted in connection with a murder at Hlogotlou in September. Provincial Police Commissioner Nneke Ledwaba expressed gratitude towards members for working around the clock in an effort to stabilise crime in hotspots across the province.

Councillor in court for alleged robbery YOLANDE NEL >> An Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) ward councillor in Thabazimbi was suspended by his party with immediate effect after his arrest on a charge of robbery. He appeared in court in Northam on Monday. More arrests are expected. Provincial Police Communications Head Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed the arrest and court appearance of Refilwe Daniel Mampeule. The suspect and his accomplices allegedly gained forceful entrance to a house in Smashablock, Northam and robbed the occupants of an amount of cash and liquor, he said. Mojapelo concluded saying the case was postponed to Monday for a formal bail application. A media statement issued by the EFF’s Provincial

Command Team in Limpopo said the party had learnt with shock about the arrest of ward councillor Daniel Mamapeu. “We distance ourselves from these actions and call upon the law enforcement agencies to do their work. The councillor is suspended with immediate effect and will not take part in any activities of the EFF until the matter is resolved. We will not wait for the courts to conclude their business. Our disciplinary action will run concurrently with the court(s) (processes). “The EFF believes that public representatives must lead by example and therefore we will not tolerate any actions contrary to our values and principles.” The website of Thabazimbi Local Municipality gives the councillor’s name as Daniel Mampeule. The official number rang unanswered on Tuesday afternoon when efforts were made to verify the name.

Ali Salman, the suspect in the alleged shooting of Razeen Patel, brother of double murder accused Rameez Patel, in July was expected back in Mankweng Regional Court last Friday. Razeen was allegedly shot four times, twice in the head and twice in the arm, on the R71 outside Mankweng a day before he had to testify against his brother who is standing trial in the murder case of his wife Fatima. Salman was charged with attempted murder after he handed himself over to Police days after the shooting. He was granted R5 000 bail during his second appearance in court. An update on the court appearance was not yet available at the time of going to print.

Search for missing Tubatse man

Police are searching for Shebu Edwin Mahlatse (33), a resident of Tebele rental houses at Ribacross, Tubatse who was reported missing recently. According to Mienkie Ramakgoakgoa of the Provincial Police Media Centre the victim’s mother alleges that she last saw her son leaving home for Shebu Edwin work on 25 October Mahlatse but he allegedly never reported for duty. Family tried effortlessly to contact him on his cell phone without success. He was wearing black jeans, a blue golf shirt, black shoes and a khaki cap at the time of his disappearance. The Police were informed and a searched conducted but Mahlatse has not been found yet. Anyone with information can contact Sgt Rampepe on 073 477 8716 or report to the nearest Police station.

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Manhunt after house robbery Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect in an incident of house robbery at Musina early on Saturday morning. According to Maphure Manamela of the Provincial Police Media Centre it is alleged that a 26-year-old woman and her siblings were sleeping when two masked suspects forced entry into their house through a sliding door. The suspects allegedly threatened the victims and ransacked the house, fleeing the scene on foot with two television sets, shoes, documents, bedding, blankets and cash. The total estimated value of the stolen items is R24 350. One of the victims used a whistle in an effort to get help from neighbours and community members. The Police were summoned and one suspect, a Zimbabwean national, was found hiding at a nearby house, according to Manamela. He is facing a charge of Contravention of the Migration Act and investigations will determine whether he can be positively linked to the robbery. He is expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court soon.

Boyfriend arrested for alleged murder, arson

A 27-year-old suspect, believed to be the boyfriend of Viwe Dalingozi (31), was arrested in connection with her murder at a hiding place in Mokopane last Wednesday. According to Johannesburg Central Police Spokesperson Xoli Mbele the suspect was arrested at about 21:30. He explained that Dalingozi was reportedly doused with petrol and set alight in her apartment in Johannesburg on 26 October. It is alleged that she and the suspect had an argument earlier that day where after she was allegedly drenched in petrol and set alight while asleep. She was taken to hospital but died two days later, according to Mbele. The Johannesburg fire brigade was called to the scene to extinguish the flames. After intensive investigations the suspect was apprehended in Mokopane and was expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court during the week.

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St Matthew’s fundraiser warmly supported Morongwa Ledwaba, member of the council of St Matthews Anglican Church.


C An artist’s impression of the centre.


Capro Celebrates 68 Years of Excellence in Print Media Industry

Capro – as it is known is a shortened name for Central Advertising & Public Relations Office, for the Provincial Press of South Africa. This key role player in print media was born in 1950, and thus celebrates 68 years of existence. For the first time in history the small and mostly rural newspapers had a body which could promote them at advertising agencies, government institutions and big national companies. As Mr Rishaad Mahomed, Capro Chairperson of the Board, once said: “As far as the future is concerned, Capro is very optimistic… in years to come Capro needs to stay a relevant player in the industry. This will depend largely on the dynamics of the various members and how well they cope with changes. In this instance, Capro is extremely lucky in that it represents publishers who are also independent thinkers…the same style of independent thinking and the quest for excellence reflects in Capro... for over 60 years the company had to continuously adapt and re-invent itself to stay relevant in the industry. The company succeeded in doing this because it is in touch with the market”, Capro takes pride in the remarkable progress made through linking up advertisers with their target audience and adding value to community press.

Mr Arashaad Saint, General Manager

The appointment in March 2018 of the new General Manager, Mr Arashaad Saint with his inherent capacity for sales along with high level of professionalism, has seen Capro reshaping its relevance in terms of corporate identity and strengthened relationship with its clients. “I am delighted to have been granted this fantastic opportunity and I am very excited to face what is ahead in the future. I am privileged and honoured to be working with a team who has stood the test of time. I cannot believe that some employees have been in the organization for 30 years, this certainly is a remarkable achievement”. Together we will take Capro to greater heights.

With over 68 years of our expertise we have pioneered to ensure that: • Our newspapers have sound editorial environment and layouts are compatible with the products being advertised, as well as regularly maintain a minimum number of pages • The papers consistently publish acceptable quality of reproduction in order to attract, first and foremost local advertising • The circulation figures of our publications are verified in the industry by trusted, accredited and professional auditors • The publishers stay in touch with advertisers through heightened use of social media platforms What all this means to our highly valued advertisers is that, by advertising in Capro represented publications - they benefit through making seamless, meaningful connections with their target audience through a one-stop shop.

ongregants and associates of St Matthew Anglican Church in Seshego joined by community members and other stakeholders on Saturday evening filled to capacity the venue at Honey Lodge in Seshego where they attended the congregation’s fundraising initiative for the church’s envisaged Multi-Purpose Community Church Centre. The project will cost an estimated R8 million and, according to Morogwa Ledwaba, a member of the church council, relief constraints presented by the existing 51-year-old church building. Once completed the centre will offer recreational facilities, classrooms and a crèche and will serve congregants and the community of Seshego and surrounds. Explaining the envisioned functionality of the centre Ledwaba said: “The centre will also offer after-school care services to children in Seshego. The centre will also host academic courses for adults to be manned by retired educators from the area. We will also allow nongovernmental organisations to plant vegetables to help feed underprivileged communities.” The centre will also cater for youth church services and a hospitality section where aspiring chefs from the Seshego community and surrounds can hone their skills. The organisers thanked everyone who supported the event that was attended by former

Executive Mayor of Polokwane, Freddy Greaver and Vice President of South African Football Association, Ria Ledwaba who is also the ambassador of the church. In her short address Ria Ledwaba urged women to support each other and refrain from pulling each other down. “Women are their own worst enemies. They must support each other and grow together. For them to reach their potential they must put God first,” she urged. At the time of going to press the organisers could not yet divulge the amount raised at the event. “We are still going to sit down as the committee to count the money and then we will be able to tell you how much we have raised at the event,” they said.

Left: Ria Ledwaba, Vice President of South African Football Association and ambassador of St Matthews Anglican Church. Right: Freaddy Greaver, former of Executive Mayor of Polokwane Municipality.

Doctors Without Borders team raises funds, create awareness >> MSF operates in 67 countries

BARRY VILJOEN >> Doctors Without Borders Southern Africa, internationally known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), is conducting a fundraising and awareness campaign at Mall of the North until next Saturday. Team leader, Michelle Ndlovu and canvassers Kabelo Moloi, Thandeka Mmbadi, Lerato Molutsi and Daniel Flink, set up their stall on the upper level of the mall on Tuesday and solicited donations to a minimum of R75 from passers-by. Although it was only the first day of the project, Ndlovu said that she looked forward to a successful outcome. “The purpose of the drive is to create awareness for the work that MSF does and to recruit sustainable donors to enable MSF to do its

work in 67 countries over the world,” Ndlovu explained and added that MSF’s humanitarian work is focused on the delivery of emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters or exclusion from health care. According to Ndlovu, MSF was founded in 1971 by a group of French doctors and journalists who were concerned about the shortcomings of international aid in conflict and disasters. MSF operated in South Africa since 1999 when it became involved in operations focused on the treatment of HIV/Aids. According to Ndlovu, 1 400 students at seven South African medical schools were members of Friends of MSF by 2017 and MSF reached an online community of over 160 000 people through its social media platforms. “By 2017, more than 70 000 individuals in Southern Africa have donated to MSF at least once since 2009 and contributed more than R110 million to our live saving operations,” Ndlovu added. Ndlovu may be reached on 067 077 6707.


The MSF team manning their stall in Mall of the North consists of team leader Michelle Ndlovu, second from the left, with canvassers Kabelo Moloi, Thandeka Mmbadi, Lerato Molutsi and Daniel Flink.

MSF team leader, Michelle Ndlovu with prospective donors Tinyiko Kobane and Ebenezer Moratho at the MSF stall.

November 8, 2018

‘VBS problems inherited’ - CDM BARRY VILJOEN >>


nvestments at VBS Mutual Bank (VBS) were made before the term of office of Capricorn District Municipality (CDM) Executive Mayor, John Mpe and the current leadership of the municipality took immediate and decisive action to withdraw the invested funds and institute disciplinary proceedings against officials involved. This was confirmed by Mpe during a media briefing on Tuesday in response to claims reportedly made by Solly Mapaila, First General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) on Monday. Mpe said Mapaila had made statements that could reflect negatively on CDM’s involvement in the VBS saga. Mpe did not elaborate on the details of the statements. Mpe made it quite clear that former Executive Mayor, Gilbert Kganyago took office on 17 July 2014 and that investments of R60 and R40 million were made with VBS on 18 and 23 December 2015, respectively. This followed after

CDM Executive Mayor, John Mpe briefs the media on the municipality’s investments with VBS. PHOTO: BARRY VILJOEN

the mayoral committee, chaired by Kganyago, resolved on 26 November 2015 that the investment portfolio be diversified to empower historically marginalised service providers. “In the mayoral committee meeting of 21 April 2016, the mayoral committee appreciated CDM’s participation in supporting black banks. The report was duly considered with appreciation of the diversification of the municipality’s investments to contribute to the transformation of the financial sector by investing with the previously disadvantaged institutions,” Mpe said. According to Mpe, acting Chief Finance Officer Mariette Venter insisted on recalling the investments at VBS during June 2016. “This became a problem for the mayoral committee,” Mpe stated and added that Venter was suspended briefly during July 2016, the suspension being recalled due to technical reasons. “Council was then notified about the VBS investments for the first time, as all along it was discussed and concluded at mayoral committee level,” Mpe said, adding that the previous council then resolved that the matter be investigated. “The new council (under Mpe) was only inaugurated on 26 August 2016. The new council pursued the investigations initiated by the outgone council and then preferred disciplinary proceedings against senior officials implicated in the investigations report. The disciplinary cases have since been concluded,” Mpe confirmed. Mpe concluded that the current CDM council did all that was required to ensure that the municipality did not suffer any losses. “The African National Congress (ANC) deployed the previous political leadership and has the prerogative to deal with politicians responsible for the decision to invest funds with VBS in contravention of the Municipal Finance Management Act,” Mpe said.


MEC promises incident-free Mapungubwe Festival HERBERT RACHUENE >> Sport, Arts and Culture MEC Thandi Moraka has promised music enthusiasts and merrymakers an incident-free Mapungubwe Festival. The annual festival, which saw the department spending R7 million to put together, is set to commence on 8 December with a youth festival, a comedy night on the 14th and then culminate with the jazz festival on the 15th. All the activities are set to take place at the Polokwane Cricket grounds. An incident at last year’s event sent shock waves through the festivalgoers when it was learnt that afro-pop sensation Amanda Black had been threatened at gunpoint by an unidentified attacker while preparing for a performance as part of the programme. The public felt they were no longer safe at such festivals and questioned the security at the event. At the launch of this year’s event held at Mapungubwe World Heritage site on Monday, Moraka said they would do anything to ensure that everyone who will be attending the event is safe and enjoys the festivities without any hindrances. “We will ensure that all necessary security precautions are taken into consideration when planning the event. We are going to make sure that the security is beefed up at all events,” Moraka said. The household names lined up for the three events include multi award winning hip hop artist, Kwesta, Sjava, King Monada, Zonke, Jonas Gwangwa, Selaelo Selota and Mafikizolo. The festival will be preceded by build-up events in the districts to popularise the event and drum up support for the forthcoming festival. Moraka stressed that through the festival they would promote the province’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and also deepen social cohesion. “Beyond this the cultural festival should demonstrate and expose the artistic skills of local, regional and international musical artists, thereby expanding their market as artists. This is in line with our vision to ensure that arts and culture

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Motlhanke Phukuntsi, HOD Sport, Arts and Culture, Nomasonto Ndlovu, LTA CEO and Thandi Moraka, MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture delight in a little dance at the launch. contribute to economic growth and the livelihoods of the people of this country and Limpopo Province in particular”. Chief Executive Officer of Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA), Nomasonto Ndlovu said they were ready to host merrymakers who will attend the festival. “LTA is behind this festival and fully committed to providing support for its success as we have already begun. The more people the festival draws during the festive period, the more the propensity to have increased spent and stay in the province. This will help contribute to the tourist numbers which is what we need but will also help the province reclaim its number one spot as the most visited tourist destination in the country on a domestic tourism front. The success of this festival is invariably the success for tourism in the province.” She urged tour operators to take advantage of the economic opportunities that comes with the festival. “The festival can be seen as a great opportunity for our tour operators to use to their advantage by packaging the route for purposes growing tourism in the province. The launch of the festival at this venue to us is the step in the right direction as it helps promote heritage tourism, which is very huge to the international market. Tour operators should be proactive by developing packages that will entice travellers even beyond the festival to choose Limpopo than any destination given its tourism offering as there is indeed more to enjoy in our province,” she stated.


en in besonder Stefan, bedank vir die uitmuntende vleissnitte, goeie verpakking van hul vleis en die baie goeie diens ontvang. Ons is trots om julle kliënt genoem te word.

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Eskom, Edupark and UL do it again BARRY VILJOEN >>


completed the programme. The programme is based on the fundamental skills required to conduct business in a highly competitive and global environment,” Prinsloo explained. Prinsloo stated that, of the 1 311 students who graduated from the Academy since its inception ten years ago, 59% were male, 41% were black women and 50% were in the youth category. For the period 2010 to 2012, the utilisation by Eskom of the students who had completed the programme was 69% with 438 contracts awarded to a total value of R1,196 billion. For 2013 to 2016, students were awarded 184 contracts to the value of R1,26 billion. A recent interrogation of the database revealed an additional figure of R327 million. Two years ago, in Oslo, Norway, the training partnership also received the Global Award in the category ‘Youth Entrepreneurship’. The programme was the First Runner Up of the 2013 Institute of Management Consultants and Master Coaches of South Africa Project of the Year Award, the Amcham Stars of Africa Award in the Community Development and Welfare category at the 2013 American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) Stars of Africa Awards, the winner of the 3rd Annual Oliver Tambo Socio-Economic Development Award (for leadership and innovation in the pursuit of empowerment and transformation), the winner of the Trialogue Strategic Corporate Social Investment Award for 2016, the 2016 Global Best Awards Africa Gold Winner in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills as well as the 2016 Global Best Awards Overall Global Thematic Winner in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills from the International Education Business Partnership Network (IPN). To add to these accolades, the programme was also the winner of the 2018 Global Best Awards Africa Gold in Innovative and Creative Partnerships from the International Education Business Partnership Network (IPN), among others.

he Eskom Contractors’ Academy, based at Edupark in the city, recently received the top award in Africa in the category ‘Innovative and Creative Partnerships’ at a ceremony held at the Houston Space Centre in Texas. The initiative is a partnership between Eskom, Edupark and the University of Limpopo, with enterprise development as the main goal with specific focus on skills development, job creation and poverty alleviation. The Academy was represented by Jo Nel, Chief Executive Officer and Adri Williams, Special Contracts Programme Manager of Edupark, who enthused about the venue and their encounters with a number of astronauts as well as with the former Johnson Space Center director, George Abbey. According to Nel, the programme trains emerging contractors in fundamental business skills over an eight-month period to succeed and contribute to their long-term sustainability. Students attend a study school on campus once a month for a week. The individual modules are accredited by the relevant Sectoral Education Training Authorities and at the core of the program lies a curriculum presented by the most able facilitators available in the country. Nel explains that the aim of the academy is to assist, develop and equip emerging contractors with financial, legislative, management, leadership and technical skills to successfully manage and grow a sustainable business. The objectives are to develop emerging contractors in the fundamental business skills program and to equip them with legislative, management, leadership and technical skills to successfully establish and grow sustainable businesses by developing and implementing business plans, budgets, and interpreting financial statements, developing and implementing safety management systems and safety plans for projects, inculcating people management to nurture and develop human resources and to create an understanding of new engineering contracts to successfully tender and procure contracts. Steph Prinsloo, the programme manager of the initiative, says that the current programme will be completed in March next year, but the intention is to continue the training for at least the next three years. He quoted some astonishing figures, pointing to the achievements of the programme. “In total, contracts to the value of PHOTO: BARRY VILJOEN approximately R3 billion Eskom Contractors’ Academy drivers, Steph Prinsloo, Adri had been awarded by Es- Williams and Jo Nel with the awards received for the Edupark/ kom to students who had Eskom/UL partnership’s achievements.

Entrepreneurship Week focuses on innovation, job creation >> Events from Tuesday until Saturday >> Opportunities to network, connect BARRY VILJOEN >> Polokwane Municipality’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) that is scheduled for next Tuesday to Saturday, offers a variety of activities targeting innovators and job creators. The aim of the activity is to drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It is also a

platform for awareness and highlighting of the importance of entrepreneurship as an economic driver. Entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to network and connect with potential collaborators and mentors. The week’s activities will kick off with a GEW seminar at Jack Botes Hall on Tuesday, followed by a culinary show and competition at Limpopo Chefs Academy in Nirvana on Wednesday. On Thursday, an agri trade fair and seminar will be hosted at Polokwane Cricket Club, with a fashion show and competition scheduled for Friday at the Library Gardens auditorium. The final event is a tourism exhibition at Tibane Mall in Ga-Matlala on Saturday. Moipone Segooa may be contacted on 015 290 2297 for further information.


Zwonaka Malada takes a bite of one of his special hotdogs to draw clients to his stall.

Entrepreneurs sharpen their skills at market day

Friday morning’s market day at Mitchell House provided an opportunity for Grade 7 learners to develop their entrepreneurial skills and earn some pocket money for themselves. The young vendors set up their stalls by themselves and welcomed clients to their enterprises with colourful and innovative displays. Their merchandise included appetising Indian treats like bunny chows and samoosas, lemonade poop emojis, mini doughnuts and

colourful cupcakes and the only requirement was that the entrepreneurs had to prepare and package the items at home. Entrepreneurial Skills and Management educator for Grade 7, Zara Kimmie said that the learners have completed the theoretical part of their studies in the subject and that the market day provided an opportunity to practice their business and entrepreneurial skills. “The learners had to present a business plan and could form partnerships or operate as individuals. They had to advertise their businesses and were required to keep records of their expenses and sales. They were finally assessed on their financial records and business plans,” Kimmie explained and added that the vendors were allowed to take up loans to finance their enterprises. “At the end, they had to pay back their loans and after deduction of expenses, they were allowed to retain the profit made,” she said.

Zaeem and Juwairiyah Moosa with homemade treats.

Partners Mishaal Latib and Alexsis Govinden with an array of delectable looking merchandise.


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Prof Jesika Singh, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Partnerships and Innovation.

Adv Frikkie Ponelis, acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Management and Law.

Prof Richard Madadzhe, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning.

Ms Carina Bohlayer, Leuphana University of Lüneberg.

Dr Norah Clarke, Department of Higher Education and Training.

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Carlton Mukwevho, Secretary of the South African National Commission for Unesco.

Florin Schmitt, German Commission for Unesco.

UL, STEP produce the next generation of entrepreneurs >> ‘We learned a lot about entrepreneurship’ >> ‘They took destiny into their own hands’ HERBERT RACHUENE >> com


niversity of Limpopo (UL) students who had completed the Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) programme received certificates of participation during a ceremony last Wednesday. The STEP programme, presented by the UL, Leuphana University of Lüneberg, the South African National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) was launched by the university in August and aimed at equipping final year students in Business Management and Economics with entrepreneurial and business management skills. The students participated in a 12-week programme which provided them with practical skills in indentifying opportunities, planning and implementing plans, marketing and customer and customer care, leadership and strategic management, managing finances, finding starting capital, persuasion and negotiation, bookkeeping, writing business plan and registering a business. Education MEC, Ishmael Kgetjepe who was one of the guest speakers at the event, said through entrepreneurship a lot can be done. “Plans are afoot to introduce entrepreneurship in basic education, by so doing we will not only be building a culture of entrepreneurship but promoting it as well. We want young people to create jobs and help to fight the scourge of unemployment.” Prof Richard Ishmael Kgetjepe, MEC for Education.

Prof Mankolo Lethoko, acting Director Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership and Ishmael Kgetjepe, MEC for Education.

Madadzhe, Deputy ViceChancellor Teaching and Learning said they were delighted with the participants who had completed the programme. “This was a good project and I want to thank the university for initiating it. Through this project we are building future millionaires and billionaires who will also create employment in time to come. They took destiny into their own hands and I think they are destined for greatness.” Dr Norah Clarke, representing the Department of Higher Education and Training, said the programme would enable students to be the economic heroes of industries. “This is a special breed of student entrepreneurs and nothing will stop them from filling the economic vacuum in the country.” One of the successful participants, Tebogo Ngwatshe said the programme was an eye opener and gave the students detailed perspective on entrepreneurship. “We learned a lot about entrepreneurship and I think this will help us to go forward.” Prof Mankolo Lethoko, acting Director Turfloop School of leadership, commented as follows: “The University of Limpopo has been privileged to partner with the University of Leuphana, Lunenburg in Germany, Unesco Commissions in Germany and South Africa and BASF Foundation. The STEP training provided final year students with both theoretical and practical skills. The students had an opportunity to attend classes and learn the theory and practices involved in being an entrepreneur, that is, identification of opportunities, marketing, customer care, how to write a business plan and many more. From the classroom, they were given funds to start a business in real life whereby the students went out in groups and started establishing businesses. In this way, the students received a well-rounded exposure which will assist them to start their own business with the right skills and knowledge. The students are highly privileged and favoured to have been part of this programme.”

Some of the students who were involved in the programme.

Ishmael Kgetjepe, MEC for Education and Dr Norah Clarke, Department of Higher Education and Training. PHOTOS: HERBERT RACHUENE

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Thuma Mina Movement responds to call by President YOLANDE NEL >>


hen President Cyril Ramaphosa mobilised South Africans with his call for serving their nation by quoting from the lyrics of Hugh Masekela’s Thuma Mina in his inaugural address in February this year, his message moved a portion of the populace towards action. The President might not have been able to predict to what extent South Africans were going to take his words to heart. Polokwane resident Sello Lediga was so inspired by the President’s call that he registered a non-profit company, Thuma Mina Movement which is growing in magnitude as a wave of professionals is declaring themselves willing to work together towards a greater South Africa. In an interview with Polokwane Observer Lediga explained that it was his understanding that in the State of the Nation address Ramaphosa asked South Africans to assist his government to turn the country around. “I think the President is trying to say we’ve come from this period of darkness. The new dawn will remain a myth if South Africans don’t work together to turn the country around.” Thuma Mina Movement, he said, was being seen as complementing the good work of government and to also hold government accountable when it acts unaccountably. According to Lediga it is possible if every patriotic South African puts in extra effort. He advocated that all citizens should say “South Africa first for me”. The only way government could be accountable was by having a strong civil society, Lediga pointed out. He expressed the view that the movement was an independent civil society organisation not politically aligned. “Each citizen must know it is important to go the extra mile to save this country, because it’s a sinking ship. This country needs saving. I’m convinced if all of us can go the extra mile we can win. It will take ten to 20 years for the devastation of the previous administration to be

corrected and it’s going to be hard work, but we’re going to win.” He went on to explain the recruitment of individuals who want to serve their country under the Thuma Mina Movement banner, irrespective of their political affiliation. His own links with the ruling party took a back seat as he embarked on recruiting volunteers to join the organisation that was formed on the principle of selfless service to society. Thus far an estimated 500 professionals have been recruited as Thuma Mina Movement volunteers. Among the recruits of the movement are professors, a university principal, advocates, chartered accountants, business leaders, director-generals in government, MECs, Ministers and an ambassador. Regarding education being central to South Africa’s future, he further alluded to the fact that Thuma Mina Movement was a youth-biased social movement that has identified the youth as driving force for implemen-

Thuma Mina Movement Founder Sello Lediga fights for the cause. tation of programmes of the structure. With this in mind Lediga said they had to create opportunities for the youth and that he would want to see the birth of a youth cadre in South Africa who was disciplined, patriotic, determined to succeed and to be shaped to take over as next generation leaders. “We want them to be different from the lost generation of the past and be a youth that would be of great service to society.” To date three youth brigades have been established across the country, two in Limpopo and one in Gauteng. In terms of future plans Lediga visualises a dynamic and progressive movement, anchored by the noble principle of nonracialism and mobilisation throughout the country in an endeavour to build a better South Africa for all. The good thing was that there was goodwill out there as people wanted to make their South Africa great, Lediga concluded.





Christmas carols to get shoppers in festive mood ENDY SENYATSI >>


aking a break from their early Christmas shopping, visitors to Mall of the North (MoN) on Friday evening gathered for the centre’s annual Carols by Candlelight. The programme varied from nostalgia to excitement and the attendees The Capricorn Chorus sings Christmas tunes. sang along to Christmas She appealed to the tunes such as ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Away in audience to support the a Manger’. MoN Marketing Manager Mari organisation for them to Delport emphasised that the purpose of the assist underprivileged gathering was to get shoppers into the fesresidents, especially tive spirit and allow them to donate toys that will benefit less privileged children. The event during the Festive Season. also afforded local singers and ballet dancers Entertainment was an opportunity to display talent. provided by talented loMariza Pelser, manager of Heart Drive cals including Frederick said the organisation collects toys and other Fourie, Mischa Bekker, goods for donation to persons in need. PHOTOS: ENDY SENYATSI the Capricorn Chorus, MoN Marketing Taberna Dei worship Manager Mari >> Video clip & more photo on team and ballet dancers Delport welcomes from Vida Danca. shoppers.

Great music unplugged and from a car boot ENDY SENYATSI >> Local artists were given an unusual platform to showcase their talents at a local venue on Saturday when Afro soul singer Ntsikwane Raphesu and Audi Centre Polokwane hosted city’s first Car Boot Unplugged Lifestyle Picnic. Afro soul and jazz devotees were treated to live shows by artists performing from the boots of different Audi vehicles. It was an awesome Saturday afternoon of great music, food, wine and fashion. Nstikwane, as she is popularly known, said this was initiated last year to show off Limpopo talent in a whole new setup rather than on stage. She said the best thing about the session was that the whole family could enjoy it and only local musicians are catered for. “This is our first gathering but we are planning to make it annual because of the support we got from residents and artists. I initially started performing from the boot of a car last year and then Audi came on board to sponsor me with stylish vehicles. I am delighted to see that music lovers enjoy the new setup and I appreciate the support,” she said. Piet Maluleke, Group Marketing Manager of Audi Centre Polokwane’s holding company Marble Gold Group, indicated that they came on board because the company supports local talent by promoting their respective brands in a stylish manner. He emphasised that Audi was one of the biggest brands committed to uplift communities and they were delighted to be associated with musicians such as Ntsikwane. “We want to boost a whole lot of local artists and anyone with talent. We are all about nurturing and uplifting talent. People can approach us with proposals if they need sponsorship,” Maluleke invited. Apart from Ntsikwane the list of performers also included Mogau ‘Black Queen’ Sebeka, Jayson Tsebe and local comedian Noko Moswete.

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Sowat 700 mense het Tafelronde Impala 157 en Care for Autism se fondsinsamelingsgeleentheid wat Saterdagaand by Bolivia Lodge plaasgevind het, ondersteun. 'n Veiling sowel as optredes deur storieverteller, TV-programaanbieder en sanger, Andries

Oreabetse and her mother Senya Mtetwa sing along to Christmas songs.

Vermeulen en sanger, Pieter Smith is gehou. Volgens Tafelronde-voorsitter, Vos Botha, was die ondersteuning buitengewoon goed, maar hy kon nie sê hoeveel vir Care for Autism ingesamel is nie omrede hulle nog besig is om donasiebeloftes op te volg. “Ek wil graag namens die twee organisasies almal vir hulle goedhartigheid en vrygewigheid bedank,” sê hy.


Pieter Smith het ‘n besondere sagte plek vir die stad se inwoners omdat sy vrou, Yolandi, van hier af kom.

Sheryn Dikgale and Ayanda Mawela enjoy a picnic while being treated to great live performances by different local artists.

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Ntsikwane Raphesu performs from the boot of Audi vehicle during the first Car Boot Unplugged Lifestyle Picnic at a venue in the city on Saturday.

Applous vir Louis Scott se boek kring tot op Kwêla-bank uit

Frederick Fourie and Mischa Becker sing ‘Somerkersfees’ during MoN Carols by Candlelight on Friday. Right: Ballet dancers Neo Moloi, Cecile Smith, Tshifhiwa Kutame, Basetsana Ramafuthula, Chanike van Wyk, Cayla Tade Fletcher and Ruan Otto ahead of their performance.

Ofentse and Kutloano Kgoadi-Molaba enjoy themselves.

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Andries Vermeulen vermaak die gehoor met sy komiese vertellings.

‘n Gedenkuitgawe ‘n eeu na die Eerste Wêreldoorlog (WO 1) uit die pen van Louis Scott, geskiedenisfoendi en stadsinwoner is ‘n suksesresep. Na die bekendstelling van ‘Hel toe en Terug’ op 16 Augustus by Hoërskool Pietersburg, waar Scott korporatiewe bestuurder is, is 300 boeke binne 10 dae verkoop en bestellings en navrae oor Suid-Afrika het in so mate vir getekende eksemplare ingestroom dat ‘n herdruk tans gedoen word en dat Scott Sondag op die Kwêlabank oor sy eersteling gesels wat hy self gepubliseer het. Wat die onderhoud met aanbieder, Hannes van Wyk, merkwaardiger maak, is dat dit op Poppy Day (Herdenkingsdag) uitgesaai word. Die rooi papawer (poppy) is ‘n internasionale herkenbare simbool wat die offers wat soldate en burgerlikes in oorloë moes maak, jaarliks op 11 November (of naaste Sondag) sedert WO 1 herdenk wat op die elfde uur van die elfde dag van die elfde maand in 1918 met die Duitsers se ondertekening van die wapenstilstand beëindig is. ‘n Verdere boekbekendstelling en gedenklesing vind Saterdag in die Erfenisstigtingsentrum by die Voortrekkermonument plaas met die klem op die Suid-Afrikaanse deelname in die oorlog en die onverskrokkendheid en manhaftige optrede van die 265 775 SuidAfrikaanse soldate waarvan die jongste een, David Ross, slegs 14 jaar oud was toe hy gesneuwel het. Johan van Zyl, boekeredakteur van Rapport, het na aanleiding van die twee berigte


Louis Scott, skrywer en publiseerder van ‘Hel toe en Terug’ op die beroemde bank in die Kwêla ateljee.

wat in Polokwane Observer oor Hel toe en Terug verskyn het ‘n resensie in Rapport van 16 September gedoen waaruit die Kwêlaonderhoud gevloei het. Die volkleurboek in hardeband is teen R250 en die sagtebandweergawe (swarten-wit) teen R120 by Scott 082 452 3507 beskikbaar. Oorsprong van rooi papawer ‘n Kanadese dokter, John McCrae, het in 1915 ‘n roerende gedig, ‘In Flanders Fields’, geskryf na die begrafnis van sy vriend wat tydens die Veldslag van Vlaandere gesterf het toe hy sien hoe groot lappe papawers uit die vernielde aarde waar die veldslag plaasgevind het, groei. Dié gedig het so ‘n groot indruk op Moina Belle Michael gemaak dat sy besluit het om die gedagte van gesneuwelde geliefdes lewend te hou deur rooi papawers te versprei.

November 8, 2018


PEPPS College Annual Prize Giving 2018

Merit Honours:

Front (l to r): Desireé Buys, Fatima Secunder Ally, Rethabile Mothapo, Beniam Yibas. Back (l to r): Theto Morifi, Faaris Alam, Rorisang Makaleng.

Prefects 2019: (left to right)

Front: Makgauta Sathekge, Sahra Samimi, Deepta Dayah. Row 2: Rethabile Molepo, Tumelo Teffo. Row 3: Cameron-Lee Olivier, Nkako Chokoe, Naledi Thipe, Bogoshi Raboshakga, Munaka Munyai. Back: Juliette Harris, Abed Naqvi, Matthew van Niekerk, Lefa Mashaba, Decca Kruger.

Sport Honours:

Madzanga Ramabulana achieved National Colours in Debating.

Kelsey Peceur and Malebo Malatji. Manoke Morulane was absent.

Limpopo Colours: (from left to right)

Sportsman of the Year: Oscar Motsepe.

Fatima Secunder Ally: Top academic performance.

Sportswoman of the Year: Tshepo Molotja.

Best all-round performance in Matric: Desireè Buys and Rethabile Mothapo.

Front: Zeynul Mahomed Cassim (Athletics), Oscar Motsepe (Hockey), Micaela Wood (Gymnastics), Tshepo Mehlape (Netball). Row 2: Reatile Mojapelo (Hockey), Christine Fabo Mbite (Swimming), Reitumetse Kganyago (Debating), Precious Masetla (Hockey). Row 3: Tefo Pudi (Hockey), Layan Rhemtula (Swimming), Lehlogonolo Manamela (Modelling), Lesedi Maraka (Hockey), Chika Mabitsela (Hockey). Back: Munaka Munyai (Debating), Mukundi Mahoda (Hockey), Juliette Harris (Music), Tebogo Teffo (Hockey). Absent: Manoke Morulane (Netball).

Academic Honours:

Front row: Faaris Alam. Middle (l to r): Desireé Buys and Fatima Secunder Ally. Back: Beniam Yibas.

Cultural Honours:

(L to r): Munaka Munyai, Madzanga Ramabulana, Decca Kruger.



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POLOKWANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY NOTICE OF A REZONING APPLICATION IN TERMS OF SECTION 61 OF THE POLOKWANE MUNICIPAL PLANNING BY-LAW, 2017 POLOKWANE / PERSKEBULT AMENDMENT SCHEME 96, ANNEXURE 34 I, Thomas Pieterse of the firm Natura Professional Planners (Pty) Ltd, being the applicant of the property, Erf 26988 Polokwane Extension 124 hereby give notice in terms of Section 95(1)(a) of the Polokwane Municipal Planning By-Law, 2017, that I have applied to the Polokwane Municipality for the amendment of the Polokwane / Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2016 by the rezoning in terms of Section 61 of the Polokwane Municipal Planning By-Law, 2017 of the property as described above. The property is situated at Clivicola Street in Polokwane Extension 124 (Baobab Gardens) The Rezoning is from “Special” for Motor industry related businesses (i.e. spare parts sales, exhaust sales and repairs, battery sales, wheels & tyres, windscreen repairs, motor financing & insurance) and also to permit subordinate and ancillary offices to “Special” for a Vehicle Sales Lot (motor dealership) with subordinate and ancillary offices, including a kiosk, and the carrying on of the business servicing, repairing, washing, cleaning, polishing of vehicles and related purposes, that include the parking or storage of vehicles, as well as the sale of spare parts, accessories and lubricants for vehicles, and/or Motor industry related businesses (i.e. spare parts sales, exhaust sales and repairs, battery sales, wheels & tyres, windscreen repairs, motor financing & insurance) and also to permit subordinate and ancillary offices, subject to specific development conditions as described in Annexure 34. The intension of the developer in this matter is to develop a new motor dealership and related facilities on the property. Any objection(s) and/ or comment(s), including the grounds for such objection(s) and/ or comment(s) with full contact details, without which the Municipality cannot correspond with the person or body submitting the objection(s) and/ or comment(s), shall be lodged with, or made in writing to: Manager: City Planning and Property Management, P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 from 9 November 2018, until 7 December 2018. Any person who cannot write may during office hours attend the Office of the Municipal Manager, where an official will assist that person to lodge comment. Full particulars and plans may be inspected during normal office hours at the Municipal offices as set out below, for a period of 28 days from the date of first publication of the notice in the Provincial Gazette and Observer newspaper. Address of Municipal offices: cnr Landdros Mare & Bodenstein Streets, Polokwane Closing date for any objections and/or comments: 7 December 2018 Ad d ress of applicant: V erloren E state Stand 52 Mod imolle Limpopo P. O. B ox 3501 Mod imolle 0510 Telephone: 082 446 7338 015 297 4870 E mail: theo@profplanners. co. z a 8/ 11 _________________



POLOKWANE PLAASLIKE BESTUUR KENNISGEWING VIR HERSONERING IN TERME VAN ARTIKEL 61 VAN DIE POLOKWANE MUNISIPALE BEPLANNING VERORDENING, 2017 POLOKWANE / PERSKEBULT WYSIGINGSKEMA 96, BYLAE 34 Ek, Thomas Pieterse van the firma Natura Professional Planners (Pty) Ltd, die applikant vir die eiendom, Erf 26988 Polokwane Uitbreiding 124, gee hiermee kennis in terme van Artikel 95(1)(a) van die Polokwane Munisipale Beplanning By-Wet, 2017, dat ek aansoek gedoen het by Polokwane Munisipaliteit vir die wysiging van die Polokwane / Perskebult Dorpsbeplanningskema, 2016 deur middel van hersonering van die eiendom soos hierbo beskryf in terme van Artikel 61 van die Polokwane Munisipale Beplanning verordening, 2017. Die eiendom is geleë in Clivicoliastraat, Polokwane Uitbreiding124 (Baobab Gardens). The hersonering is van “Spesiaal” vir Motorindustrieverwante besighede (soos onderdele verkope, uitlaatstelsel- verkope asook herstel, battery verkope, wiele en bande verkope, windskerm herstel, motor finansiering en versekering) met ondergeskikte en aanverwante kantore na “Spesiaal” vir ‘n Motorverkoopperseel (motorhan-

delaar) met ondergeskikte en aanverwante kantore, insluitende ‘n kiosk en die diens, herstel, was, skoonmaak, polering van voertuie en aanverwante doeleindes, wat insluit parkering en storing van voertuie, asook die verkoop van spaar onderdele, toebehore en smeermiddels vir voertuie toe te laat, en/of vir Motorindustrieverwante besighede (soos onderdeleverkope, uitlaatstelselverkope asook herstel, batteryverkope, wiele en bande verkope, windskerm herstel, motorfinansiering en versekering) met ondergeskikte en aanverwante kantore, onderworpe aan spesifieke voorwaardes soos omskryf in Bylae 34. Die oogmerk van die applikant met hierdie aansoek is die oprigting van n nuwe motorhandelaarbesigheid met aanverwante fasiliteite op die eiendom. Alle besware en/of kommentare, met insluiting van die redes vir sodanige besware en/of kommentare, moet ingedien word met volledige kontak besonderhede, waarsonder die Munisipaliteit nie met die persoon of instansie kan korrespondeer wat die besware en/of kommentare ingedien het nie. Alle besware en/of kommentare moet ingedien word by, of skriftelik gerig word aan die Bestuurder: Stedelike Beplanning en Eiendomsbestuur, Posbus 111,

Polokwane, 0700 vanaf 9 November 2018 tot en met 7 Desember 2018. Persone wat nie kan skryf nie sal tydens kantoor-ure deur ‘n amptenaar by die Kantoor van die Munisipale Bestuurder bygestaan word om kommentaar in te dien. Volledige aansoekbesonderhede en planne vir die aansoek kan nagegaan word gedurende normale kantoor ure by die Munisipale kantore soos hieronder uiteengesit, vir ‘n periode van 28 dae, vanaf datum van eerste publikasie van die kennisgewing in die Provinsiale koerant en Polokwane Observer plaaslike koerant. Adres van die Munisipale kantore: h/v Landdros Mare & Bodensteinstrate, Polokwane. Sluitingsdatum vir alle besware en/of kommentaar: 7 Desember 2018 Adres van applikant: Verloren Estate Gedeelte 52 Modimolle Limpopo Posbus 3501 Modimolle 0510 Telefoonnommer: 082 446 7338 015 297 4870 Epos: 8/11 _________________ NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED EXPANSION OF FILLING

STATION AT MAKGOFE, MOLETSI ON THE FARM MALIETZIELOCATION 606 LS WITHIN POLOKWANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY OF CAPRICORN DISTRICT Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation 41 (2) (c)(i) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations of 2014, as amended (07 April 2017) published in Government Notice No. R982 published in terms of Chapter 6 of the National Environment Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998), as amended and the EIA Regulations of 2014 of the intent to carry out a Basic Assessment for the following proposed activity: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The study area is situated at Makgofe, Moletsi on the farm Malietzie location 606 LS within Polokwane Local Municipality of Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Province. The existing filling station entails the following: 3 X 30 000 litres of underground storage tanks (93 and 95 for ULP and diesel 50 ppm). The proposed expansion of filling station will entail the following: 3 X 30 000 litres of underground storage tanks (93 and 95 for ULP and diesel 50 ppm). The total capacity of underground tanks to be installed is 90 000 litres. The development triggers activity 22 (e) (i) of GNR 985 of EIA regulation of 2014 (Amended as GNR 324 of 2017).

ELB Equipment is looking for a dynamic multi-skilled person who can handle Parts Sales, Reception & the Administration at our new Polokwane Depot Preference will be given to suitably qualified Previously Disadvantaged Individuals. This position reports to the Depot Manager and the incumbent must be able to co-ordinate all the parts sales & dispatch and to ensure that all processes are carried out in compliance with the ELB Equipment procedures & standards. Ensure Sales Target requirements are met effectively and efficiently in order to maintain customer service levels. This position would also be responsible for coordinating the depot reception, stationery, uniforms and PPE, including processing of orders and payments for such requirements. Successful applicant is to ensure that all processes are carried out in compliance with the ELB Equipment procedures & standards, to ensure and maintain excellent interaction with suppliers, both internal and external, whilst continuously striving for improvement of methods and systems. Requirements: * Matriculation * Sales Experience (at least 5 years) * Technical understanding would be an advantage * Secretarial & Administrative experience (3 years) beneficial * Good written and communication skills in English and Afrikaans * Computer literate in Outlook, Word and Excel * Must be honest, trustworthy, have a clear ITC rating and no criminal record * A high level of enthusiasm, motivation and dedication and of sober habits Suitably qualified candidates to email CVs to before 16 November 2018 Late applications will not be considered. If you have not had a response a week after closing date please deem your application as unsuccessful.

PROJECT LOCATION: The site is situated at Makgofe, stand no: 113 along R567 road. The centre point of the study area is located at the following GPS coordinates: Latitude: 23°48’40.47” S and Longitude: 29°21’50.53” E. PROJECT APPLICANT: Modiba Petroleum (Pty) Ltd T/A Puma Makgofe, P.O. Box 55393, POLOKWANE, 0700 Contact person: Ms Kay Chipana, Email: PROJECT EAP: Tlou Environmental Consulting (Pty) Ltd, P.O. Box 543, SOVENGA, 0727 Contact person: Ms Ngobeni B.R, Email: , Fax: 086 763 3840. REGISTRATION OF INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTIES: In order to register as an interested and affected party, raise queries, or submit your comments you may contact Tlou Environmental Consulting (Pty) Ltd on the above contact details within 30 days of placement of this advertisement. 8/11 _________________ NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF A FUEL FILLING STATION ON THE REMAINDER OF THE FARM VOORSPOED 458 KS (STAND NUMBER 393/3 VOORSPOED GA-LEDWABA VILLAGE), LEPELLE NKUMPI MUNICIPALITY, LIMPOPO PROVINCE Applicant: IMH BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD Proposed Activity: The construction of a fuel filling station on the Remainder of the Farm 458 KS (Stand No: 393/3 Voorspoed GaLedwaba), Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality. The proposed activity is be situated on R 579 road which runs between Lebowakgomo Zone F and Polokwane. Legislation: In terms of the EIA Regulations published in terms of Section 24(5) of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, Act No. 107 of 1998), IMH Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd requires authorisation from the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism for the undertaking of the proposed project. A Basic Assessment Report and EIA process, as stipulated in the EIA Regulations (2014) made under section 24(5) of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, Act No. 107 of 1998) is required to be undertaken. Mphebatho En-

November 8 - 14, 2018 virolink (Pty) Ltd has been appointed as independent environmental consultants to undertake the required environmental assessment and public participation processes for the proposed project. DRAFT BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: A draft Basic Assessment Report has been compiled and is available for public review. The report will be available for comment at the following location from 10 November 2017 to 15 December 2017: Lebowakgomo Library Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to the details listed below. All comments must be sent to us on or before 15 December 2017: Public Participation Office Mphebatho Envirolink (Pty) Ltd Mobile: 072 637 5381 Phone: 013 973 2727 Fax: 086 598 0637 E-mail: 8/11 _________________ Polokwane Munisipale Beplanning Verordening, 2017: Grondontwikkelingsaansoek vir Grondgebruik in Landelike Gebied Ek, Jaco Daniël du Plessis, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van die Restant van Gedeelte 8 van die plaas Turffontein 14 K.S., gee hiermee ingevolge Artikel 95(1)(a) van die Polokwane Munisipale Beplanning Verordening, 2017 kennis dat ek by die Polokwane Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het ingevolge Artikel 74(2) van genoemde Verordening, vir ‘n “groot impak ontwikkeling”, i.e. ‘n “lodge” en konferensiefasiliteit, op ‘n gedeelte van 0.8 hektaar van voorgenoemde eiendom, onderhewig aan sekere voorwaardes. Die bestaande sonering van die eiendom is “Landbou”. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder Stadsbeplanning & Eiendomsbestuur, Burgersentrum, h/v Landdros Maré en Bodensteinstraat, 2de vloer, wes-vleuel, Polokwane vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 02 November 2018. Enige beswaar en/of

kommentaar, ingesluit die gronde vir sodanige beswaar en/of kommentaar met volle kontakbesonderhede, waarsonder die Munisipaliteit nie kan korrespondeer met die persoon of entiteit wat die beswaar en/of kommentaar gelewer het nie, moet ingedien word of skriftelik gerig word aan die Bestuurder: Stadsbeplanning en Eiendomsbestuur by bovermelde adres of by Posbus 111, Polokwane, 0700 binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 02 November 2018, i.e. op/ voor 30 November 2018. Adres van Agent: ProfPlanners & Associates (Pty) Ltd Posbus 11306 BENDOR PARK 0713 Tel: 015 2974970/1 Fax: 015 2974584 epos 1/11 8/11 _________________ Polokwane Municipal Planning By-Law, 2017: Land Development Application for Land Use in Rural Areas I, Jaco Daniël du Plessis, being the authorised agent of the owner of the Remainder of Portion 8 of the farm Turffontein 14 K.S., hereby give notice in terms of Section 95(1)(a) of the Polokwane Municipal Planning By-Law, 2017, that I have applied to the Polokwane Municipality in terms of Section 74(2) of the said By-Law for a “major impact development”, i.e. a Lodge and Conference Facility, on a 0.8 hectare portion of the aforementioned property, subject to certain conditions. The existing zoning of the property is “Agricultural”. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager City Planning & Property Management, Civic Centre, cnr Landdros Maré & Bodenstein streets, 2nd floor, west wing, Polokwane, for a period of 28 days from 02 November 2018. Any objections and/or comments, including the grounds for such objections and/or comments with full contact details, without which the Municipality cannot correspond with the person or body submitting the objections and/or comments, shall be lodged with, or made in writing to the Manager: City Planning & Property Management at the above address or at P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 within a period of 28 days from 02 November 2018, i.e. on/before 30 November 2018. Address of Agent:

ProfPlanners & Associates (Pty) Ltd P.O. Box 11306 BENDOR PARK 0713 Tel: 015 2974970/1 Fax: 015 2974584 email 1/11 8/11 _________________ NOTICE OF A REZONING APPLICATION INTERMS OF SECTION 61 OF THE POLOKWANE MUNICIPAL PLANNING BY-LAW, 2017 (AMENDMEND SCHEME N0: 60) We, Tshiongolwe Development Planning Consultants being the applicant of property(ties) Portion 2 (A Portion of Portion 1) of erf/erven 731, Pietersburg Ext 11 hereby give notice in terms of section 95 (1)(a) of the Polokwane Municipal Planning By-law, 2017, that I/ we have applied to Polokwane Municipality for the amendment scheme number 60 of Polokwane Perskebult Town Planning Scheme, 2016 by the rezoning in terms of section 61 of the Polokwane Municipality Planning By-law, 2017, of the property(ies) as described above. The property(ies) is/are situated at: 731 Pietersburg Extension 11, Compensatie Street. The Rezoning is from Residential 1 to “Special” Medical Consulting Room. Any objection(s) and/ or comments(s), including the grounds for such objection(s) and/ or comment(s) with full contact details, without which the Municipality cannot correspond with the person or body submitting the objection(s) and/ or comment(s), shall be lodged with, or made in writing to: Manager: City Planning and Property Management, P.O. Box 111, Polokwane, 0700 from 09 November 2018 to 07 December 2018. Full particulars and plans (if any) may be inspected during normal office hours at the Municipal offices as set above, for a period of 28 days from the date of first publication of the notice in the Provincial Gazette and Polokwane Observer newspaper. Enquiries about the application should be directed to the Director of Planning Civic Centre, cnr Landdros Mare and Bodenstein streets, Polokwane, 0700, P.O. Box 111, POLOKWANE, 0700 or Mr. T.J. Madima (082 463 3495) Development Planning Consultants, 7B Bodenstein Street, Polokwane, 0700, Email: 8/11 _________________

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Oud-verkeersbeamptes hou reünie

Die 20-jarige reünie van beamptes van die verkeersdepartement van die destydse Transvaalse Provinsiale Administrasie (TPA) Pietersburg, wat onlangs by Bolivia Estate gehou is, is gekenmerk deur gesellige samesyn en staaltjies uit die verlede. Voor is Jack van der Schyff, Jan O’Kelly, Hannes Grobler (sameroeper) en Freek van Zyl. Agter is Coen Klopper, André Fourie, Hennie Retief, Frans O’Kelly, Doep du Plessis, Jan Steenekamp, Dries Swanepoel en Leon Bannau, ‘n goeie vriend van die oud-verkeersbeamptes. FOTO: VERSKAF

NDIVHADZO YA KHUMBELO INE YA KHOU ITIWA HU TSHI TEVHELWA TSHITENWA 61 TSHA POLOKWANE MUNICPAL PLANNING BY-LAWS, 2017 YA U SHANDUKISA TSHITENSI NGA TSHIKIMU N0: 60 Rine vha Tshiongolwe Development Planning Consultants vhane vha vha zhendedzi lo nangiwaho nga vhane vha tshitensi tsho buliwaho afho ntha ri tshi tevhedza tshitenwa 61 tsha Polokwane Municipality By-Laws 2017 ri khou fha ndivhadzo hu tshi tevhedzwa thodea dza Tshikimu tsha Vhupulani tsha Polokwane/ Perskebuilt tsha 2016 hu tshi vhaliwa na Mulayo wa Spatial Planning and Land Use Management By-Laws 2017 uri hu kone u

21 shandukiswa itsho tshitensi u bva kha “Zwavhudzulo 1’’ u ya kha “Zwa nndu ya dokotela yah o potiela vhalwadze ”. Khanedzo dza khumbelo iyi dzi nga itwa nga uto nwala dza livhiswa kha davhi lo buliwaho afho ntha 111. Polokwane. 0700. Khanedzo idzi dzi fanelwa u itiwa hu saathu u fhela maduvha a 28 u thoma nga dzi 09 Lara 2018 u swikela nga dzi 07 Nyendavhusiku 2018. Dzipulane na zwidodombedzwa zwi nga tolwa ofisini ya Vhulanguli ha zwa Vhupulani na Mveledziso diresini i tevhelaho Corner Landdros Mare and Bodenstein, Polokwane Municipality. Dzipulane na zwidodombedzwa zwa hone zwi

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do vha zwo andadziwa lwa maduvha a sa fhiri 28 ubva nga dzi 09 Lara 2018 u swikela nga dzi 07 Nyendavhusiku 2018. Mbudziso dzi nga livhiswa kha Civic Centre, cnr Landdros Mare and Bodenstein Street, Polokwane, 0700, P.O. Box 111, POLOKWANE, 0700 kana Mr. Madima T.J. (082 463 3495),Tshiongolwe Development Planning Consultants, 7B Bodenstein Street, Polokwane, 0700, Email: 8/11 _________________ NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION FOR A SITE FOR A SHOPPING MALL, FILLING STATION, STUDENT ACCOMMODATION ,AND HOTEL AT VIKING VILLAGE SITUATED ON THE FARM KLEINFONTEIN 1006 LS, WITHIN POLOKWANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY OF CAPRICORN DISTRICT. We, Tshiongolwe Development Planning Consultants, being the authorised agent of the owner of the property Dr J Makwela, hereby give notice in terms of Proclamation R188 of 1969, that we have applied to the Polokwane Local Municipality for a Shopping Mall, Filling Station, Student Accommodation and a Hotel at Viking Village on the Farm Kleinfontein 1006 ls in Polokwane Municipality. Particulars of the application will lie for 28 days for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Senior Manager Planning and Development, Polokwane Local Municipality Civic Centre Consultants, 7B Bodenstein Street, and Polokwane 0700 within a period of 28 days from 09 November 2018 to 07 December 2018. Enquiries about the application should be directed to The Senior Manager Planning and Development, Polokwane Local Municipality Civic Centre, Corner Landdros Mare and Bodenstein Street, Polokwane or Mr. T.J. Madima (082 463 3495) or in a written form to Tshiongolwe Development Planning Consultants, 7B Bodenstein Street, Polokwane, 0700, Email: 8/11 _________________ TSEBISHO YA KGOPELO YA SETSHA SA GO AGA LEBENKELE KGOPARARA, LEFELO LA GO TSHELA MAKHURA A DIFATANAGA, MADULO A BAITHUTI LE HOTELE MOTSENG WA VIKING POLASENG YA KLEINFONTEIN 1006 LS KA FASE GA MMASEPALA WA POLOKWANE. Rena ba Tshiongolwe Development Planning Consultants, re le baemedi bao ba kgethilwego semolao ke mong wa lefelo le Ngaka J. P Makwela, re fa tsibisho go latelwa molawana wa R188 wa 1969 gore re dirile kgopelo go Mmasepala wa Polokwane ya go aga Lebenkele kgoparara, lefelo la go tshela Makhura a Difatanaga, Madulo a Baithuti le Hotele motseng wa Viking Polaseng ya Kleinfontein 1006 LS ka fase ga Mmasepala wa Polokwane. Ditokomane tsa kgopelo ye di ka humanwa le go lekolwa ka nako ya moshomo dikantorong tsa Mosipidishi wa tsa bopolane, Mmmasepaleng wa Polokwane , Corner Landros Mare.Kgopelo ye e tla dula dikantorong go fihlela matsatsi a 28 go thoma ka di 09 Dibatsela 2018 gofihla ka di 07 Manthole 2018. Ditletlebo le dingongorego tsa kgopelo ye di ka dirwa ka mokgwa wa go ngwalwa tsa lebishwa go aterese ye elego ka godimo goba No 7B Bodenstrein Street Polokwane, 0700 go se gwa fela matsatsi a 28 go thoma ka di 09 Dibatsela 2018 gofihla ka di 07 Manthole 2018. Diputsisho mabapi le kgopelo ye dika libishwa go Senior Manager Planning and Development, Polok-

wane Local Municipality Civic Center, Corner Landros Mare and Bodenstein Street Polokwane goba Mr. T.J. Madima (082 463 3495) ka go ngwalela go Tshiongolwe Development Planning Consultants, 7B Bodenstein Street, Polokwane, 0700, Email: 8/11 _________________



ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE LATE: MATLALA ELIZABETH KGOADI In the estate of the late Matlala Elizabeth Kgoadi, Estate number: 7779/2018, Identity number: 660530 0412 087, who was ordinarily resident at: House 1140, Zone F, Drive West Street, Lebowakgomo, Limpopo Province, and who who died on 01 OCTOBER 2018. All persons having claims against the above estate are hereby called upon to file their claims with the undersigned within 30 days from date of publication hereof. Dated at Polokwane on this 01st day of November 2018. PMK Tladi & Associates Justice Palace 20 Schoeman Street Polokwane 0700 Docex 42 Tel: 015 295 2034 Fax: 015 295 3478 REF: T/7783/2018/ MCM/SS 8/11 _________________ ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE LATE: TLADI KHONGOANE PETRUS In the estate late of Tladi Khongoane Petrus, Estate number: 7777/2018, Identity number: 550702 5191 080, who was ordinarily resident at: House 1367, Seshego Zone 4, Limpopo Province, who died on 18 September 2018. All persons having claims against the above estate are hereby called upon to file their claims with the undersigned within 30 days from date of publication hereof. Dated at Polokwane on this 01st day of November 2018. PMK Tladi & Associates Justice Palace 20 Schoeman Street Polokwane 0700 Docex 42 Tel: 015 295 2034 Fax: 015 295 3478 Ref: T/7784/2018/ PMKT/SS 8/11 _________________ ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE LATE: JACOB JAPIE TSHENYE In the estate late of Tshenye Jacob Japie, Estate number: 7773/2018, Identity number: 570418 5377 084, who was ordinarily resident at: House 77, Saphire Street Extension 2, Northam, Limpopo Province, who died on the 09th JUNE 2018. All persons having claims against the above estate are hereby called upon to file their claims with the undersigned within 30 days from date of publication hereof. Dated at Polokwane on this 01st day of November 2018. PMK Tladi & Associates Justice Palace 20 Schoeman Street Polokwane 0700 Docex 42 Tel: 015 295 2034 Fax: 015 295 3478 Ref: T/7782/2018/ MCM/SS 8/11 _________________



Creative Arts Festival to celebrate talent

Atlete oefen hard vir nuwe seisoen

ENDY SENYATSI >> Learners at PEPPS Preparatory School treated parents and educators to a display of their artistic and musical talent during the Creative Arts Festival at the school last Wednesday evening. The programme included performances in several genre including drama, dance, vocal, instrumental and choir. The school’s musical director, Mandie Venter said that the evening was dedicated to the wonderful talent of learners. The festival was a collaboration between the school’s music and art departments led by nearly a dozen staff members. “Educator Christa Venter motivated learners to exhibit their art skills and do their best on stage. PEPPS Executive Head, Annabel Roberts summed it up as a delightful evening of talent,” Venter stated. She commended staff members and parents who contributed towards the success of the occasion and said the learners should be applauded for their outstanding performances.

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Savanna Cowden is an adept recorder player.

Shalton Mhlari executes great dance moves.

HERBERT RACHUENE >> Rozaan Korff renders a monologue.


ie stad se jong atlete maak reeds groot erns met hul voorbereiding vir die nuwe seisoen wat vroeg in Januarie

begin. Dit was ook die geval toe ‘n aantal laerskole van die provinsie verlede Dinsdag aan ‘n vriendskaplike byeenkoms by die ou Peter Mokabastadion deelgeneem het. Die geleentheid, met Pietersburg Laerskool (Suidskool) as gasheer, is bygewoon deur Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos (Oosskool), Curro Heuwelkruin, Eagles Nest Christian

School, Laerskool Louis Trichardt, Laerskool Krugerpark van Mokopane en Laerskool Julian Muller van Groblersdal. Charlotte van der Berg, die organiseerder en ‘n opvoeder by PLS, sê die byeenkoms is gereël met die oog op volgende jaar se atletiekseisoen wat vroeg in Januarie begin. “Dit het aan atlete ‘n geleentheid gebied om hulle krag en fiksheid teen dié van ander skole te meet en so hul voorbereiding te beplan.” Van der Berg het die deelnemers en alle ander betrokkenes bedank en gesê die atlete het dit duidelik geniet om solank die spreekwoordelike litte los te maak met die oog op beter prestasie volgende jaar.

Ava Hillary gives her rendition of the Leonard Cohen song, ‘Hallelujah’.


Suidskool bedank atletiekborge

Die groep borge is Vrydag by Pietersburg Laerskool met koffie en tee en ‘n klein geskenkie van waardering bederf. Die skool het die afgelope vier weke drie atletiekbyeenkomste gehou en die betrokke borge is vir hul bydrae om dit suksesvol te kan aanbied, bedank. Hulle het onder andere kontant, eetgoed, baniere, kos en drinkgoed geborg. FOTO: VERSKAF

Rohan Bernhard, een van Oosskool se opkomende atlete laat homself deeglik geld in die 100 m vir seuns 0.8.

Lize-Mari Claassens van Suidskool neem aan die 1 200 m vir meisies 0.12 deel.

Monica Harmse van Suidskool wys reeds vroeg haar staal toe sy die 150 m vir dogters 0.12 wen.

Ryly de Neijs, 0.11, van Suidskool oppad na die wenpaal in die 100 m vir seuns.


Property: Erf 1198 Pietersburg Extension 4, Province Limpopo Measuring: 1 586 m².

Improvements: Spacious 5 bedroom family home with open-plan lounge / dining room area, 2 bathrooms, kitchen with built-in cupboards, separate scullery, and separate toilet. Further improvements consist of a 2 bedroom flatlet, carport for 2 vehicles as well as a borehole. Large stand with great potential, ideal zoning. Note: Viewing by appointment only or an hour before commencement of the auction! CONDITIONS: 10 % of the purchase price and 5% commission plus VAT thereon is payable by the PUCHASER at the fall of the hammer. Balance on transfer, guarantees to be furnished within 30 days of acceptance. Buyers to supply proof of residence and identification.

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Auctioneer/Rudi Müller 082 490 7686 Office 018 294 7391

Top performing learners from Masungulo Primary School in the Elim area.

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study material in recognition of their outstanding performance in the second academic term of the year. 37 Poortman Street, Potch Industria The learners were recognised during their Tiyiselani Education Foundation bestowed top P O Box 408, Potchefstroom school awards ceremony held at the school performing learners from Masungulo Primary recently. School, Elim with certificates, gold medals and Foundation founder Vongani Bilankulu said the gesture aimed to encourage excellence Duly instructed, Aucor will sell the following by Auction: among learners and motivate other pupils. DATE: Thursday, 15 November 2018 @ 10:30 am GPS Coordinates: S23.8597°, E29.4533° AUCTION VENUE: Polokwane International Airport, Limpopo “We want learners to prioritise education at an early age and see the value of it. We VEHICLES: 2x ‘03 Toyota Hilux 2400D SWB P/U S/C, ‘08 Volkswagen T5 Caravelle 2.5 TDi 128KW, ‘06 Nissan Almera 1.8 Highline (H18/29), ‘95 Toyota Stallion want them to focus GROUND HANDLING EQUIPMENT, TRUCKS & TRACTORS: Kronenburg Airport Fire Truck, Power Control Tow Truck, 2x Airplane Tug Tractors, 2x Mobile Gensets (ASUs) on their studies and MINING EQUIPMENT: Electrical Spares & Equipment, Electric Motors, Bearings, Cylinders, Plummer Blocks, Cummins Generator, Switch Gear, Transformer, Steel Frames strive for top marks NEW TOYOTA & MAHINDRA SPARES: Approx R2m worth of Brand New Toyota Spares: Absorber Sets, Air Cleaners, Lower & Upper Arms, Assorted Assemblies, Bearings, Belts, in all their subjects,” Bilankulu said. Brake Pads, Bumpers, Clutch Spares, Cylinders, Fans, Filters, Gasket Kits, Gear Oil, Injectors, Oil Filters & Seals, Pumps, Radiators, Starters, Sensors, Shafts, Tensioners, Timing Belt etc He added that they FURNITURE, COMPUTERS & APPLIANCES: Computers, Flight Chairs, Undercounter Bar Fridge, Parafin Stoves, Water Containers, Wooden Decking, Wheeled Ladders would be rewarding For listing, photos, registration, T’s & C’s visit: Enquiries: Godfrey - 060 571 6749 top performing learnConditions: Each buyer has to be registered in order to bid. A registration deposit of R20 000 is payable via debit or credit card, bank guaranteed cheque or EFT. All offers exclude VAT & Commission. The auction is subject to provision of S45 of the CPA & the ers in other primary regulations in terms thereof. Strict PPE Requirements apply. T’c & C’s apply. FICA: Proof of residence & ID. Aucor may bid on behalf of the seller. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. Auctioneer: Charles Neser schools in the provViewing: 14 November 2018 from 08:00 am to 15:00 pm O N L I N E B I D D I N G AVA I L A B L E w w w. a u c o r l i v e. c o m ince next year. isit our website for further information, the rules of auction as well as the regulations in terms of the Consumer Protection Act:




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Leda Charity Golf Day funds boost project ENDY SENYATSI >>


he Limpopo Economic Development Agency (Leda) Charity Golf Day which was held at the Polokwane Golf Club on Friday managed to raise over R200 000 which will be utilised to boost a project set to benefit residents in the Vhembe district. According to golf day project manager Leo Gama, they are still going to identify a project

in the deep rural of Vhembe. He said the challenge was a success and over 40 golfers participated while sponsors also came out in numbers to support to add to their success. The men’s challenge was won by Jacob Phala with 44 points while Kentse Makgai took the lead in the women’s division after accumulating 36 points. The duo received leaders’ trophies and reputable brand drivers worth R3 000.

Talent Chawapiwa, midfielder for Baroka Football Club runs away from Sundowns defender Lyle Lakay. PHOTOS: HERBERT RACHUENE

Baroka eyes Telkom Knockout title >> ‘We are pleased to have advanced to the semi-finals’ >> ‘We can win the title’ HERBERT RACHUENE >> Baroka Football Club has good prospects of winning the 2018 Telkom Knockout Cup. This is according to their head of marketing and communications, Richard Mashabane, in response to their superb 2-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarterfinals of the competition last Saturday. The Ga-Maphahlele based outfit caused a major upset in football circles when they

>> More photos on Leda Chief Executive Officer, Ben Mphahlele tees off during the entity’s charity golf day at the Polokwane Golf Day on Friday.


Social Development MEC Mapula MokabaPhukwana prepares to hit a long drive.

Golfers engage in a battle of clubs on fairway ENDY SENYATSI >> One hundred local golfers had their sight on the prizes at stake in different divisions of a golf challenge at the Polokwane Golf Club on Saturday. In men’s A division, Thabo Shingange took the lead with 70 points followed by Adam Milanzi and Mmemezi Dlamini with 71 points on a count in and on count out respectively.

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The men’s B-division was won by Louis Opperman who finished with 68 points while Jan Nel completed on 69 and Keith Hoare managed 70 points. Kobus Geeringh made his opponents eat dust in men’s C-division after accumulating 69 points to occupy the first place. Carel de Jager was second with 71 and Albie du Plessis third with 74 points. Callie Swart was awarded for playing nearest to pin eight while Willem Nieman played nearest to pin 11. Dlamini and Andries du Plessis won prizes for the longest drives at number two and 18 respectively. None of the golfers managed to get their hands on the jackpot that stood at 2 160 units with 1 728 units payable.

Baroka Captain, Mduduzi Mndanzane and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Andile Jali chase the ball.

eliminated current Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions Sundowns to reach to the semi-final of the competition where they are to face defending champions, Bidvest Wits Football Club in the semi-finals scheduled for Peter Mokaba Stadium on 24 November. This is Baroka’s first semi-final of any cup competition in the PSL and Mashabane reckons the time has arrived to write their names in the history books of South African football. “It is the first time we reach the semi-final of the competition and we are looking forward to an exciting yet difficult match against Wits. I must confess that it is not going to be an easy match. Wits has quality players who are also key members in their respective national teams. We believe we can win the match and play in the final of the competition and win it as well,” Mashabane said. In the meantime head coach Wedson Nyirenda returned to the club on Sunday following companionate leave to bury his mother. Mashabane said Nyirenda was in charge of the team’s training session on Tuesday and Matsemela Thoka who was in charge of the team that beat Sundowns over the weekend will reassume his role as assistant coach. Team captain Mduduzi Mdantsane, named Man of the Match for his heroics during the game, shares Mashabane’s optimism that they can go all the way to win their first ever title. “Wits is a tough team but we have shown that we ready and we can win any match. The Sundowns’ game was not easy and they pushed us until the very last minute but we managed to contain them.

Zenobea Jewaskiewitz ryg goud in tydens top 30 atletiekbyeenkoms RC MYBURGH >>

Thabo Shingange takes the lead in the men’s A-division during a golf challenge at the Polokwane Golf Club on Saturday.

Adam Milanzi watches with great excitement as the ball moves towards the hole.


Lukhanyiso Papu drives the ball to the fairway.

Polokwane se spogatleet, Zenobea Jewaskiewitz, het weer eens gewys dat sy vir geen teenstander hoef terug te staan wanneer sy in die wegspringblokke afsak nie nadat dié graad 12-leerder van Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) tydens die onlangse Noordwes Universiteit Skole Top 30 Atletiekbyeenkoms twee medaljes verower het. Dié byeenkoms word as die land se grootste skole-atletiekbyeenkoms beskou met meer as 2 200 atlete wat jaarlikse by die universiteit saamtrek om kragte te meet. Zenobea se tye van 24 sekondes in die 200 m en

12 sekondes in die 100 m het haar 'n goue- en silwermedalje in die sak besorg. Topatlete van skole soos Prestige College, Helpmekaar Kollege, Hoërskool Menlopark en Hoërskool Monument ding jaarliks mee en 'n hoë standaard word gehandhaaf. Zenobea spog met byna 150 medaljes wat sy sover in haar atletiekloopbaan verwerf het en is ook tydens vanjaar se skoolprysuitdeling as Atleet van die Jaar aangewys. FOTO: VERSKAF

Zenobea Jewaskiewitz in aksie tydens die onlangse Noordwes Universiteit Skole Top 30 Atletiekbyeenkoms.


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Young English boffin scores 100% in national challenge He wants to pursue his soccer career first, study later during the school’s annual Foundation Phase prize giving on Friday. He was part of the u.9 soccer team that won the Limpopo Schools’ Football League recently. EPPS Preparatory School and College One of his prizes included his current read, Grade 3 learner, Khuliso Mbedzi is among ‘How to train your dragon’ which he described a group of only 39 learners from differas one of his favourite books. ent schools in the country who scored 100% “The book is interesting because it is about during the South African Council for English dragons and heroes. It is a Education (Sacee) English big book but I am half way challenge. to the end. My educator, Primary school learners Chantéll Kidd chose this from Grades 1 to 3 who prize because she knows participated in the chalthat I love to read,” he lenge had to write a test explained. at their respective schools Khuliso aspires to be a recently and Khuliso proved professional soccer player that he is indeed an English in the future because he language boffin after acing believes that he is talented. all the questions. Although Kidd tried to conHe also scored 100% vince him to study medicine when he competed against first to have something to his fellow Grade 2 learners fall back on after his football across the country last year career, Khuliso insisted that and he received the nationhe first wants to pursue his wide Sacee floating trophy soccer career and study for these achievements. later. He concluded by sayIt was learnt that he had ing Maths was one of his competed against over favourite subjects and he 8 000 learners from across would pursue a career that South Africa and Khuliso deals more with solving added that the test was difproblems. ficult but his love and pasKidd emphasised that sion for reading guaranteed the English challenge is for him the best results. learners in Grade 1 to 3 The test was based on Soccer coach Nico Loots congratulates Khuliso Mbedzi for being part and reiterated that it is in anything that has to do of the u.9 soccer team that won the the same format every year with the English language. but questions are different. schools’ football league. Khuliso is not only good in She further indicated that English but he is also his school’s overall Grade 3 top performer in Math- Khuliso loves to read, has a big heart and is clever and respectful. She added that Khuliso ematics and a sport fanatic who takes part in is one of the best learners in her class and soccer and cricket. concluded by saying she foresees a brighter He received awards for Maths and soccer ENDY SENYATSI >>


future ahead of him. When presenting the Sacee floating trophy to Khuliso at the school’s prize giving ceremony, Head of the Foundation Phase,Vicky Anglise said the challenge was an annual national benchmarking test with the Foundation Phase part known as ‘The Puzzle Parade’ which incorporates many aspects of English grammar, spelling, comprehension and general knowledge. She stated that PEPPS has taken part in this for the past few years and last year the trophy was won by a Grade 1 learner, Zara van Kraayenburg. She went on to indicate that a total of 29,478 learners in 49 schools across the country took part in this year’s competition of which 8,763 are in the Foundation Phase. Information on the internet described Sacee as an organisation dedicated to the promotion of the English language and aims to maintain, promote and encourage education through the medium of English and to improve the standards of written and spoken English in South Africa.


Khuliso Mbedzi is among 39 learners who scored 100% in the national Sacee English challenge.



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Polokwane Observer 8 November 2018  
Polokwane Observer 8 November 2018