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Suspected izinyoka electrocuted to death in a miniature substation ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za A young man believed to be an ‘izinyoka’, an electric cable thief was allegedly electrocuted while attempting to steal cables in Flora Park, Mokopane on Saturday. Information supplied by Mogalakwena Municipality indicated that the suspected thief died after he was electrocuted at a mini substation.

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Electric Services Manager at the municipality, Johan Fourie was quoted to have said the suspect must have gotten access to the 11 000 volt compartment by breaking the lock of the door as it was found on the scene. An investigation into the incident revealed damage to the insulation of an 11 000 volt cable to have been the cause of the sparks inside the substation, the statement informed. A piece of reinforcing steel was found on the scene and it is suspected that the perpetrator had tried to get access to the cable thereby creating a short circuit between the cable and the earth mass after breaking the insulation, it was learnt. Mogalakwena Mayor Andrina Matsemela reportedly said it was sad that a life had been lost in such a manner but at the same time the municipality was losing millions because of such incidents. “The municipality does not only see cable theft as a criminal act because it interferes with the normal lives of residents and functioning of job-creating industries, but also as an act of economic sabotage which it condemns in the strongest terms,” Matsemela was quoted to have said. She reportedly called on law enforcement agencies not to see this as petty crime and urged them to leave no stone unturned in apprehending the perpetrators of these criminal acts because cable theft costs the country’s ratepayers billions of Rand each year.

slegs vir ‘n enkele gevangene bestem. Mandla het die tronkbewaarder vir sy uitstekende diens bedank en gesê dit is wat van tronkbewaarders verwag word. Hy het ook ‘n Polisieman wat as ordonnans in die Manbesoekers aan die sentrum gemaan om nie kweng landdroshof dien sou na verwagting gister (Woensdag) in die Polokwane landdros- onwettige items te probeer insmokkel nie. Provinsiale polisiekommissaris, Nneke Lehof verskyn het nadat hy Dinsdag dagga vir dwaba het die voorval ten sterkste veroordeel ‘n gevangene by die Polokwane Korrektiewe en gesê daar word van lede in blou verwag Sentrum probeer insmokkel het. om altyd eerlik te wees Die provinsiale polisie se omdat die publiek veronderkommunikasiehoof, Motlafela stel is om na hulle op te kyk Mojapelo, sê die 47-jarige wanneer dit by misdaadpolisieman is met 143,99 bekamping kom. gram dagga betrap en is Polokwane Observer net daar en dan in hegtenis het vroeër vanjaar ‘n berig geneem. Hy was glo by die gedoen oor die smokkel sentrum om verhoorafwagvan onwettige items na tende gevangenes na die hof gevangenes. Benewens te vervoer toe hy aangekeer oorbevolking is dit een van is. die grootste uitdagings by Die departement van die sentrum. korrektiewe dienste se hoof Twee besoekers is operasionele offisier, Mandla Mkabela, sê ‘n tronkbeFOTO: VERSKAF onlangs oor ‘n naweek gearwaarder het die adjudantDie dagga wat gevind is nadat resteer nadat hulle dagga in uitgeholde lemoene of selfs offisier op heterdaad betrap dit glo deur ‘n polisieman in hul geslagsdele ingesmoken die polisie het onmiddellik by die plaaslike korrektiewe kel het. reageer. Die dagga was glo sentrum ingesmokkel is. RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

Damning violence: ANC councillor allegedly part of xenophobic terror From page 1 reportedly left a foreign national dead and more injured, it was learnt. Sources informed Polokwane Observer that two overloaded taxis had arrived from one side of Tambo View at a new stand at around 14:00 last Monday, the passengers hunting five Zimbabwean males. One of the eye witnesses gave an account of one of the foreigners apparently aiming a firearm at the councillor, who was among the group and driving a white Polo. It was pointed out that the councillor allegedly accelerated and hit the armed foreigner with the vehicle. An eye witness explained that after the Zimbabwean had been struck he was hit with stones and pick axe handles held by community members. The source confirmed that the man had later died. Another foreigner seemed injured during the attack and he had seemingly been taken to hospital with an injury to the leg, he said. Another source informed Polokwane Observer that the same councillor linked to the reported attack of last Monday had been central during a community gathering in Tambo View on Sunday at around 05:00, whereupon the approximately 130-strong group allegedly

proceeded to parts of Tambo View, Makgofe and Mashimong in search of Zimbabwean nationals suspected of crime. Four shacks were burnt in the process, according to sources who referred to witnessing the taking up of pick axe handles and overhearing community members raising the need for them to go and get petrol. By the time the group had approached the targeted shacks that morning the Zimbabwean occupants had already fled as they most probably were alerted by the approaching noise,

An image of the vehicle, allegedly involved in hitting a Zimbabwean national, taken on last Monday’s scene. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

remarked the one source. A similar approach had allegedly been taken on Monday afternoon when members of the community reportedly re-grouped again, targeted foreign elements in their midst and found stolen furniture at a dwelling at Makgakga Village, it was learnt. According to information obtained from sources in the area community members are planning to follow the same procedures this weekend. When asked for information related to the alleged ongoing violent acts in the area, Provincial Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe passed on details about several incidents in the Seshego Policing area the past few days. An analysis of the details, however, points at a single case of murder seemingly sparked by a mob attack. He referred to the case following an incident on Sunday at around 02:00 when a man was found with a stab wound at Letsokoane in Blood River, on the other side of Seshego. “A group of people went into Mokwalakwala’s Tarvern owned by a Nigerian national, they stole the liqour in his tavern and stabbed his brother to death.” Ngoepe wasn’t available for further clarification.

N1 bypass project on hold: Contractor under business rescue From page 1 “From the budget, R640 million was allocated towards upgrading the N1 Eastern Ring Road around Polokwane, R450 million towards constructing the Musina ring road, R460 million towards the Mokopane northern ring road and R130 million to upgrade the R71 to Moria

city,” Mona informed. In a notice to affected parties dated 24 July, joint business rescue practitioners (BRPs), John Lightfoot and Siviwe Dongwane confirmed that the date of publication of a business rescue plan has been extended to 20 August. According to the notice, preparation of the business rescue plan is in progress

while engagement with lenders is ongoing. “Many suppliers of goods and services have been requesting whether, during business rescue, their services are still to be provided. Our general response is that supply of such goods and services must only take place if specifically authorised in writing by the BRPs,” the statement concluded. The BRPs also informed employees in a separate notice that the extension of the date for publication of the business rescue plan does not

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The vacant stand in General Maritz Street where a KFC outlet was proposed.

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lans to build a KFC outlet on the stand next to Body Life in General Maritz Street in Bendor Extension 8 will not proceed after Polokwane Municipality’s Land Use Management Appeals Committee recently upheld an appeal against its Land Use Management (LUM) Committee’s earlier approval of the rezoning of the property. The property is opposite the main entrance to Bendor Village and Bendor Village Home

Owners’ Association (HOA) said in a media release that the owners of the stand applied for rezoning of the land to permit a developer to construct and operate a drive-through restaurant in a residential area. “The association objected on behalf of residents in the area against the rezoning and attended a tribunal hearing in November 2016 to state the residents’ case. Unfortunately, the municipality’s Land Use Management (LUM) Committee, who takes decisions on land use applications, approved the application despite the residents’ objection which amongst others included arguments

Nóg ‘n spreekkamer loop deur, polisie swyg oor inbreker se identiteit, sleep glo voete >> Word glo aangekeer, maar weer laat gaan >> Wag sowat vier uur vir vingerafdrukeenheid RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com 'n Reeks inbrake by spreekkamers waarvan die nuutste die naweek by 'n praktyk op die hoek van Grobler- en Pleinstraat, het kommer onder veral werknemers laat toeneem oor beweringe dat die polisie glo weet wie die skuldige is, maar waarskynlik niks omtrent die saak doen nie. “Dit is asof die polisie geen belangstelling in hul pligte het nie. Ons raak bang – dalk is inbrake nie meer genoeg vir die skurk(e) nie en ons sit en wag om slagoffers van 'n gewapende roof te word. Daadwerklike pogings sal deur die polisie aangewend moet word om die verdagte aan te keer,” sê Betty Lawrence, 'n finansiële bestuurder by een van die praktyke

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Daar is die naweek by ‘n spreekkamer op die hoek van Plein- en Groblerstraat ingebreek.

in die Medi Chambers-gebou. 'n Week nadat daar by 'n spreekkamer op die hoek van Grobler- en Compensatiestraat ingebreek is, het nog 'n spreekkamer die naweek net 'n straatblok verder deurgeloop. Die skuldige is glo bekend aan haweloses en werknemers in die omgewing en selfs aan die polisie. Sowat vyf spreekkamers het die afgelope drie maande deurgeloop. Lawrence het Polokwane Observer gewys waar daar voorheen ingebreek is. “Langsaan het hulle deur die dak gekom deur een van die sinkplate los te maak. By ons het hulle al twee keer deur verskuilde vensters op die dak ingekom. By ander praktyke is ook al ingebreek en die nuutste een is die naweek op die hoek van Grobler- en Pleinstraat,” sê sy. Lawrence sê tydens die inbraak 'n week gelede het die inbreker toegang tot die dakvenster gekry, die kluis oopgebreek en met 'n kamera en meer as R6 000 gevlug. 'n Hamer wat die inbreker tydens die inbraak gebruik het is langs die kluis gevind en deur die polisie as bewysstuk verwyder. 'n Hawelose wat in die parkeerarea van die praktyk slaap sê hy het omstreeks 03:00 wakker geword van 'n geraas in die spreekkamer en het dadelik van die ander wat daar slaap wakker gemaak. “Ons het gesien hoe die inbreker op die dak loop, maar kan nie by die agterkant van die gebou uitkom nie en het die polisie geskakel. Kort daarna was die polisie op die toneel met 'n man in die vangwa wat ons aan sy wit baadjie en groen tekkies kon herken, maar die polisie het hom glo laat gaan omdat daar nie genoeg bewyse was nie.” Later die oggend het Lawrence ongeveer vier uur gewag vir die vingerafdrukeenheid om op te daag. Provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder, Moatshe Ngoepe het die inbraak bevestig en gesê indien enigiemand klagte oor die polisie se diens het, hulle dit dadelik met die Polokwane stasiebevelvoerder moet opneem. Teen druktyd kon hy nie kommentaar lewer oor die polisiebeweringe nie.

based on the desirability of such a restaurant in a neighbourhood and outside an acknowledge activity node, despite it being in direct contrast to the municipality’s own policies and aspects regarding the negative traffic impact in General Maritz Street which is already very congested and serves as major feeder route to the primary school and the Bendor area in general,” the statement reads. It further states that the negative precedent set by this approval meant that any drivethrough restaurant could now be developed in any neighbourhood outside the recognised

activity nodes. Bendor Village HOA took the decision of the municipality’s LUM Committee on appeal and the Appeals Committee ruled in June 2018 in favour of the residents and the appeal of the HOA was upheld. “The decision should be regarded as an indication that rationality will prevail and that the interests of residents will eventually be protected against unwanted developments outside the recognised activity nodes. The residents are grateful for this final decision of the municipality,” the statement concludes.


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Operation Ceasefire RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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our suspects were arrested on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and possession of stolen property during Police Operation Ceasefire conducted in Mmotong village outside Seshego on Monday. Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe indicated that the suspects, aged between 32 and 39, are expected to appear in the local magistrate's court soon. He stated that a pistol, revolver, a Mitsubishi bakkie, five rounds of live

ammunition, projectors, a tablet and eight cell phones were confiscated from the suspects. According to Ngoepe the pistol, a 9 mm, has been identified as taken during a recent armed robbery at Radipitsi Secondary School in the Matlala Policing area. The origin of all other recovered items is still being determined through ongoing investigations. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

A 9 mm pistol and revolver were recovered during the operation. The pistol was allegedly taken during a recent armed robbery at Radipitsi Secondary School.

Police call for help after adult male is found dead ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za

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Police request the public to assist with the identification of an adult male who was found dead in an open field opposite Progress Milling in Industria last Thursday.

Following the shocking discovery of the corpse of an adult male in an open field opposite Progress Milling in Industria last Thursday morning, the Police have again requested the public to assist with the identification of the deceased. On Tuesday, Polokwane Police spokesperson Lesiba Ramoshaba informed that the deceased had not been identified and the motive behind the incident is still unknown. He further said no arrests were made at this stage and pleaded with the public to

assist with information that can help the Police to solve the case. Earlier, Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said the deceased had sustained multiple injuries and it appeared that he was stoned because some stones were found next to the body. A firearm was also discovered next to the body, he stated. Ngoepe went on to say that the deceased wore a blue jean and a brown jacket. Anyone who can assist the Police with the identification of the deceased is requested to visit Polokwane Police Station or contact the investigating officer, Len Lubbe on 084 6022 398.

Verdagtes in gewapende roof uit op borgtog RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Die vier verdagtes wat vermoedelik vir die roof en mesaanval op 'n vrou by 'n plaaslike geskenkwinkel in Junie verantwoordelik was, is verlede Donderdag in die Polokwane landdroshof op borgtog van R1 000 elk vrygelaat en gewaarsku om op 13 September weer in die hof te verskyn. Provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder,

Mamphaswa Seabi, sê die verdagtes, Jerry Letlalo, Happy Mthombeni, Shadrack Makgoba en 'n werknemer, Engelina Hlongwane, is enkele dae na die voorval in hegtenis geneem. en was in aanhouding. Die 25-jarige mede-eienaar van die winkel in Platinumpark, Monique Coetzee, is by die winkel beroof en met ‘n mes gesteek. Twee mans wat agterdogtig voorgekom het, het by die winkel ingestap, haar oorval en agter die toonbank afgedruk waarna

een glo verskeie kere onsuksesvol na haar gesteek het met een van die messe wat as geskenke verkoop is. Hy het haar handsak agter die toonbank gevat en by die winkel uitgestap, maar omgedraai en ‘n finale steekhou na haar nek gegee. Met die keerslag is sy in die arm gewond. Met die polisie se aankoms het hulle op die sekuriteitskameramateriaal gesien dat die aanvaller eers die verkeerde handsak gevat het en die werker vir hom wys watter een Coetzee s'n is.

Gesoekte misdadigers tydens operasie aangekeer RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com 'n Groot deurbraak is met die naweek se intelligensie-gedrewe operasie in die Seshego polisiëringsgebied gemaak toe twee verdagtes wat met minstens 14 rooftogte by besighede in Seshego en Matlala verbind word, aangekeer is. Provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder, Moatshe Ngoepe sê die operasie is onder leiding van die Seshego groepbevelvoerder, Sam Mokgonyana gedoen na 'n reeks klagtes van onder meer moord, brandstigting en rooftogte die afgelope tyd

ontvang is. Die polisie het ook 'n 26-jarige verdagte vir poging tot moord en brandstigting in Kwena Moloto aangekeer nadat hy glo die naweek na sy 43-jarige eksmeisie se huis is om kastig die geskille in hul verhouding te bespreek. Die oomblik toe sy die deur oopmaak het hy ingestorm en haar verskeie kere met 'n mes gesteek waarna hy die huis aan die brand gesteek en gevlug het. Die polisie is ontbied en hul vinnige optrede het tot sy spoedige arrestasie gelei. Twee verdagtes wat glo verlede week onder die heining van 'n plaaslik dokter se

woning gekruip en sy vrou aangeval het is ook op aanklagte van huisroof in Mogwadi gearresteer. Sy is met 'n vuurwapen gedreig en van 'n groot hoeveelheid kontant beroof voordat hulle vort is. Twee messe en 'n speelgeweer is tydens die arrestasie gekonfiskeer. Die verdagtes wat tydens die operasie aangekeer is, sal onderskeidelik gedurende die week in die Seshego en Senwabarwana landdroshof verskyn. Provinsiale polisiekommissaris, Nneke Ledwaba het Mokgonyana en sy span vir hul harde werk en suksesse bedank.

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CRIME shorts Nog geen arrestasies na plaasaanval Die polisie is steeds op soek na drie gewapende verdagtes wat verlede Vrydagaand vir Jaap de Beer, ‘n bejaarde boer buite Groblersdal aangeval en beroof het. Die provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder, Moatshe Ngoepe, sê die voorval het omstreeks 21:30 gebeur toe drie gewapende verdagtes die 81-jarige De Beer oorval het nadat hulle ‘n deurslot oopgedwing het. Hulle het glo De Beer se vuurwapen, selfoon en elektriese toerusting gebuit voordat hulle gevlug het, volgens Ngoepe. De Beer is na ‘n plaaslike hospitaal vir behandeling geneem en is reeds ontslaan. Enigiemand met inligting kan die ondersoekbeampte, konstabel Malefo by 072 304 6647 skakel of by die naaste polisiestasie aanmeld.

Bogus prophet up for alleged rape A 31-year-old man suspected of disguising himself as a prophet and raping a 16-yearold girl was expected to appear in the Vuwani Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday following his arrest on Sunday. Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe indicated that the suspect was arrested at Lwamondo Mathule village, Thohoyandou after he had allegedly raped a girl earlier the morning. The suspect had allegedly lured his victim to a church service and upon arrival at the church apparently instructed her to have sex with him in order to acquire certain mystical powers, according to Ngoepe. The victim reportedly declined whereafter the suspect allegedly first forced her to wear black clothes he had carried with him in a bag, before raping her.

Highly wanted suspect arrested

A highly wanted suspect and his accomplice, sought by Police for an alleged series of business burglaries in Louis Trichardt, were arrested along the N1 North on Monday and are expected to appear in the local magistrate’s court soon. Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe indicated

that Police launched an intensive search for the 28-year-old suspect following a burglary at a retail store in Louis Trichardt recently. Ngoepe said that employees, when they opened the store in the morning, noted that they had been robbed of a large amount of cash. They then informed the Police and a manhunt was launched. Preliminary investigations revealed that one of the suspects was being sought by Police for a series of business burglaries. Ngoepe said the method used to gain access to the shop was being investigated.

Trio nabbed for possession of explosives Three suspects were expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court earlier this week for being in possession of explosives worth R300 000 following their arrest at Beit Bridge border post while en route from Zimbabwe on Saturday. Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe indicated that a truck was scanned at the port of entry whereupon officials noticed suspicious goods in one of the trailers. Further investigations led to the discovery of 750 blasting cartridges and three rolls of explosive cable. The truck was also confiscated, according to Ngoepe. Three suspects aged between 36 and 45 years were arrested and the origin and destination of the explosives are still being investigated.

Two people perish in accident at mine

Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a truck accident at Brakfontein Chrome Mine near Atok claimed the lives of two people on Sunday. Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe indicated that Prince Makhoka (22) and Wilson Marone (34) were operating a dump truck when the brakes of the vehicle allegedly failed. The vehicle overturned and caught fire killing both occupants instantly, according to Ngoepe. Investigations continue.


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Pregnant learners DA probes issue ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za

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he Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo has threatened to take legal actions against educators in Molautsi Secondary School if it is found that they had impregnated some of the 27 pregnant learners at the school. This follows a meeting between the party Provincial Leader Jacques Smalle, DA member of the portfolio committee on basic education and Member of Parliament, Sonja Boshoff and the school’s Deputy Principal Joseph Phaleng on Friday. Boshoff referred to media reports alleging that certain learners had become impregnated by educators in exchange for food and money and inquired whether investigations were underway to unearth the truth. Phaleng said they did not have anything on the table pointing that educators were involved. He stressed that they could not conduct investigations without having something tangible. He said 14 of the 27 pregnant learners referred to were in Grade 12 and that three of them had already given birth and returned to school already. He also indicated that the incidence of pregnancies was less rife last year and added that most pregnant learners were from child headed families while some are orphans. The DA was not satisfied with Phaleng’s answers and remarked that no measures had been put in place to address the matter. Smalle said they were going to investigate the matter and if it was found that educators

DA Provincial Leader Jacques Smalle and member of the portfolio committee on basic education and Member of Parliament, Sonja Boshoff engage with Molautsi Secondary School Deputy Principal Joseph Phaleng on learner pregnancies at the school on Friday. PHOTO: ENDY SENYATSI were involved, the party would take legal steps against them. He emphasised that his biggest concern was the fact that the school had not make any effort to address the issue regardless of countless media reports and visits from different stakeholders. He indicated that the party would approach the Department of Education to discuss how they were going to support the expectant girls and the male learners who were going to be fathers for the first time. The department pointed out that while the number of pregnant learners at Molautsi might be high the districts most affected in terms of learner pregnancies are Vhembe and Waterberg. Although the department could not provide the number of learners who are pregnant in these districts, it went on to indicate that communities that are predominantly affected are BelaBela, Mookgophong and Modimolle. Departmental spokesperson Sam Makondo said it was difficult to say how rife the situation was because the

numbers fluctuate. “If in a particular year there is a high rate of pregnancies in a school, the number is likely to drop in the next year because of the interventions provided in the school,” he explained. “MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe visited Molautsi Secondary School last week and urged learners to refrain from sexual activities and focus on their studies. We have scheduled a meeting for Monday at the school to engage the different stakeholders. This problem must never become the norm and all of us must work towards safeguarding the right of children to education,” he stressed. He added that learner pregnancies are a societal issue and requires the involvement of all stakeholders. Makondo informed that there are many programmes which are aimed to discourage learners to engage in sexual activities which include Girl and Boy Movement, Life skills and HIV/Aids Education Programme among others.

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Winkeleienaars ruim op nadat hul winkels deur booswigte geplunder is.

gemeenskappe op Limpopobodem byna daagliks op met protesoptrede en word infrastruktuur geplunder en winkels besteel. Na afloop die onlangse onluste in Westenburg, op die stad se voorstoep, het gewelddadige optogte Saterdag en Maandag in Malamulele en Senwabarwana opgevlam wat tot die beskadiging van eiendom en 'n aanval op die polisie gelei het. Provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder, Moatshe Ngoepe sê ses verdagtes is Maandag na gewelddadige betogings in die Malebogo-omgewing in Senwabarwana gearresteer. Gemeenskappe is blykbaar ongelukkig oor paaie wat nie in die omgewing geteer word nie en het onder meer die pad na Helena Franz Hospitaal met rommel en brandende bande versper. Die polisie was vinnig op die toneel om die betogers te verdryf, maar hulle het later weer byeengekom en voertuie met klippe bestook en hul strooptog voortgesit.

Ses verdagtes is op aanklagte van aanhitsing tot openbare geweld, diefstal, saakbeskadiging en openbare geweld aangekeer en 'n verskeidenheid gesteelde goedere is teruggevind. Ngoepe kon nie bevestig wanneer hulle in die hof sal verskyn nie. Saterdag het die Mphambo-gemeenskap buite Malamulele opgeruk nadat 'n polisielid 'n man tydens 'n persoonlike aangeleentheid doodgeskiet het. Dennis Hlungwani (37) is glo verskeie kere deur die polisielid geskiet. Die lid, verbonde aan die openbare geweldeenheid, het volgens Ngoepe na die voorval weggehardloop. Gemeenskapslede het glo polisielede op die toneel aangeval, 'n polisiekaptein ernstig beseer en ses voertuie beskadig. Die polisie ondersoek 'n saak van saakbeskadiging sowel as moord. Die polisielid is intussen in hegtenis geneem. Ngoepe sê die motief agter die moord word deeglik ondersoek.

Foreign doctors cry foul as they are left jobless ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za Foreign medical professionals stationed in various public health institutions across the province are crying foul while alleging that their respective governments are terminating their contracts and leaving them unemployed. It was learnt that in excess of 20 foreign doctors might soon be without jobs in Limpopo. A medical practitioner who wished to remain anonymous indicated that the first inter-government agreement started in the late 1990s, first with Cuban, then Iran and Tunisia. He stated they are brought to South Africa to work in state hospitals and

clinics due to the lack of doctors in these institutions, but these days their contracts are terminated by the same governments that deployed them. “They do not appreciate all the years we spent caring for the poor who can’t afford to be treated in private health facilities. We are the ones who bear the brunt of the work. We are the ones who in public institutions had trained and continue to train thousands of doctors to become interns, clinical associates and specialists,” a doctor stressed. A doctor who spent at least ten years in the province argued that they were not needed anymore and that there is much uncertainty in their future employment. He further said they were

practically settled in this country as they have families, properties and children who study in South Africa. Department of Health spokesperson Neil Shikwambana explained that there was no termination of relations with foreign governments who provide medical professionals. He said foreign doctors’ contracts have terms and conditions and as the department, they cannot oppose it if their respective governments want them back. Shikwambana emphasised that foreign doctors come to the country for intervention and have to serve for a certain period as agreed between governments. Their relationship with foreign governments was still intact, he said.

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Salga Limpopo’s assembly opens on high note >> Nkadimeng replaced as Chairperson with immediate effect >> Florence Radzilani new Chairperson BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com

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he two day South African Local Government Association (Salga) Limpopo’s Provincial Members Assembly took off on a surprising note at Thohoyandou on Tuesday when Thembi Nkadimeng, the then Provincial Chairperson of the association, announced that she was being replaced by Florence Radzilani, Executive Mayor of Vhembe District Municipality with immediate effect. Nkadimeng, however, remains as one of the Deputy Chairpersons of

the national structure of Salga. PHOTO: BARRY The three Deputy ChairperVILJOEN sons are Pule Shai, Mayor of New Chairperson Ba-Phalaborwa, John Mpe, Cap- of Salga Limricorn District Executive Mayor popo, Florence and Morris Mateboge, Waterberg Radzilani. District Executive Mayor. MEC for The event brought together execuCooperative mayors, mayors, speakers, chief tive Governance, Human Settlewhips, municipal managers and chief ments and Traditional Affairs, Jerry financial officers of all the municipaliNdou and Provincial Electoral Ofties in the province under the theme ficer of the Independent Electoral ‘Inspiring Service Delivery Through Commission (IEC), Nkaro Mateta Innovation’. were scheduled to address delThe aim of the assembly was egates later during the event. to provide a platform for Salga to Delegates joined three break address key policy and legislative away sessions during which three impediments, including the processes goals were interrogated. necessary for it to achieve its manThe goals were ‘Sustainable, indate of representing, supporting and clusive economic growth and spatial advocating for its members. transformation’, ‘Good governance It further intended exploring new and resilient municipal institutions’ and innovative ways to empower, and ‘Financial sustainability of local resource and capacitate municipaligovernment and fiscal equity’. ties to live up to the ideals of good See next week’s edition of this governance, financial sustainability publication for an extensive report and universal access to good quality on the event as well as the outservices. Limpopo Premier, Stan Mathabatha, comes of deliberations.

Koerantstorie werp vrugte af, sweismasjien ontvang BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com Polokwane Observer se onlangse berig oor die behoefte wat inwoners van Tuiskoms Shelter aan werkgereedskap het, het vrugte afgewerp toe ‘n weldoener verlede Dinsdag ‘n gebruikte sweismasjien by die koerant se kantoor afgelewer het. Voorsitter van Tuiskoms Shelter, Charles van Wyk, het die masjien in ontvangs geneem en gesê dat dit beslis handig te pas sal kom. “Daar woon 47 mense by die shelter wat enkellopendes, egpare en selfs kinders insluit en hulle word met breiprojekte, hout- en yster- en staalwerk en FOTO: BARRY VILJOEN tuinbouwerk besig gehou. Die voorsitter van Gereedskap is duur en ons Tuiskoms Shelter, kan so baie doen as die Charles van Wyk, publiek hul harte oopmaak. met die geskenkte Ons is baie dankbaar.” sweismasjien.

Polokwane Municipality plans ahead for water shutdown BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail. com In an effort to minimise inconveniences for consumers, Polokwane Municipality will ensure that the city’s reservoirs will have sufficient capacity to provide water when the planned shutdown of the Ebenezer plant will take place on Monday. Stakeholder Relations Officer of the municipality, Disree Manyane said in a media release on Monday that the municipality had received a notification from Lepelle Northern Water that there will be planned repairs of leaking bulk pipes at Ebenezer Plant on Monday, 14 August. “Repairs to six leaks on the bulk pipeline will be effected from 08:00 until 19:00. Mankweng, Sebayeng/Dikgale, the city and Tzaneen will be affected by the planned repairs,” Manyane informed. “The municipality and Lepelle Northern Water will ensure that reservoirs have sufficient water to minimise shortages during the repairs period,”

Manyane said and appealed to consumers to use water sparingly and limit water usage to domestic consumption. Manyane reported that the level of the Potgieter Avenue reservoir was back at 95%, while the 50 and 30 mega litre reservoirs were at 20% and 10% respectively. The old 30 mega litre reservoir was also at 10% while the level of the Seshego reservoir was also low at 11%. The flow from Ebenezer dam and the Olifantspoort plant were 154 litres per second and 112 litres per second respectively. The schedule on the DWS website on Monday indicated that the levels of the Dap Naudé and Magoebaskloof dams were at 99,7% and 100,2%. The Ebenezer Dam was at 84,6%, while the levels of the Flag Boshielo and Hans Merensky dams were at 93,1% and 101,2% of capacity was at 95,9% and the Hans Merensky Dam was at 101,2% of capacity. The level of the Tzaneen Dam was at 36,6%.

Ragophala wins Science and Technology award HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert.observer@gmail.com Digital educator and former school principal Phuti Ragophala was named 2018 Science and Technology Educator of the Year at the Inspiring Fifty Awards ceremony recently held in Cape Town. Ragophala whisked away the title in front of the noses of 50 other female Science and Technology educators from schools across the country. Inspiring Fifty Awards is a Dutchborn non-profit organisation which showcases inspiring female role models

in the fields of Science, reward for her efforts of advoTechnology, Engineercating technology and digital ing and Mathematics learning in rural communities. (Stem). “I am happy to have won After her retirement the award. It means a lot to in 2016, Ragopahala me and shows that technology opened a digital school is not for young people only. at her home in Seshego “I am over 60 years old now where she is currently and many people of my age using digital tools in PHOTO: SUPPLIED are not interested in anything. online teaching and With this award I hope to moPhuti Ragophala. learning. She also uses tivate and inspire fellow retired a skyping application to offer online les- educators to join me in the quest of sons nationally and internationally. bridging the digital divide,” Ragophala Ragophala said the award is a said.

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Chaos at UL and Univen HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert.observer@gmail.com

The University of Limpopo (UL) on Tuesday suspended its academic programme after classes were disrupted as part of protest action engaged in by members of the Student Representative Council (SRC). This after the University of Venda (Univen) management announced the suspension of the academic programme on Monday. The decision followed violent oncampus protest action by students that led to the arrest of one suspect on Friday. Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed the arrest. The protest at Univen stemmed from an apparent delay in the payout of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) allowances. A source at UL claimed the action by the UL’s SRC was taken in solidarity with the Univen students. Director of Communications and Marketing at Univen, Takalani Dzaga was quoted saying the management of the institution would continue engaging with the NSFAS to resolve the issue of outstanding student allowances. “Management appeals to all students to put their

studies first and to ensure that they are not academically disadvantaged by a further delay in the resumption of classes. The Chief Executive Officer of NSFAS gave his personal commitment that students would start receiving outstanding allowances from Monday and management will hold him to this commitment. If the payment of allowances occur as scheduled for Monday, Management expects the current student strike action to be called off and normal operations of the University to resume,” the statement read. Ngoepe also said Police continue to monitor the state of affairs and have deployed enough personnel to deal with the situation. UL Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Mahlo Mokgalong was quoted in a statement saying: “As a result of this morning’s disruptions (Tuesday), I have, after consultation with the Executive Committee of Senate, decided to suspend the academic programme on 7 and 8 August 2018 with a view to allow management to discuss the concerns raised with the Student Representative Council. Management tenders its profuse to all staff and student for the inconvenience caused.”

Eerste Afrikaanse boek oor Eerste Wêreldoorlog aarde en het ‘n onbeskryflike impak op die psige van die mensdom gehad. Mense het nie ‘n idee wat gebeur het nie omdat niemand ‘n Eerste in Afrikaans en ‘n eerste gedenkuitgawe 100 jaar later. meer leef nie.” En boonop uit die pen van Scott sê dat hy met die skryf ‘n bekende inwoner van van die boek die oorlog in 50 die stad en uitnemende hoofmomente ingedeel en Geskiedenis-leerkrag drie bladsye aan elk afgewie se passie vir sy vak staan het om dit kort en veraansteeklik is. teerbaar te maak. Louis Scott, Baie foto’s is gebruik korporatiewe om die verhaal te laat vloei. bestuurder van Tydens die Hoërskool Piebekendsteltersburg, se belingsgeleentheid kendstelling van sal Scott in sy boek, Hel toe 40-minute die en terug’ vind kernaspekte van op Donderdag, die oorlog uitlig 16 Augustus en veral op die om 18:00 in die deelname van skoolsaal plaas. Louis Scott se boek ‘Hel toe en Scott, wat ‘n terug’. FOTO: ELNA ESTERHUYSEN ons voorouers konsentreer. meestersgraad Die boek sal in hardeband en in in geskiedenis het, het geen tyd volkleur teen R250 beskikbaar of koste ontsien nie om deeglike wees. navorsing te doen en gebeure só RSVP bywoning voor of op te dokumenteer dat die gewone Maandag, 13 Augustus deur ‘n man op straat die boek kan lees e-pos aan louis@pieties.co.za en geniet. te stuur. Gaste gaan na die tyd “Die onbekende vergete Groot gesellig saamkuier terwyl sop en Oorlog was vir soldate, veral ook sjerrie bedien word. Suid-Afrikaners, letterlik hel op

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Author returns to roots for launch YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com Award-winning author Panashe Chigumadzi launched her latest book, These Bones Will Rise Again, during an afternoon event in Polokwane on Saturday and with it triggered conversation on the current Zimbabwean situation. The book, her second since Sweet Medicine that won the K Sello Duiker Literary Award in 2016, was launched in London at two festivals in June, in Harare towards the end of July and in Bulawayo last week. Launches were in the planning for Johannesburg and Pretoria this week prior to a lecture in Cape Town she is scheduled to address next week. The launch in Polokwane was rather befitting for it was here that she spent part of her life. It was also on the evening of last week's Bulawayo launch - which she was advised against - that

tanks passed a few blocks from the venue, however the small but appreciative audience remained adamant that they wanted to indeed discuss the literary work, Chigumadzi explained in an interview with Polokwane Observer prior to Saturday afternoon's gathering. Read the full interview with the young novelist and columnist in next week's publication. PHOTO: YOLANDE NEL

Panashe Chigumadzi prior to the launch.


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New Polo store in Mall of the North offers aspirational affordable clothing

Shopper Matsimela Matsobane from Mashashane says he loves the Polo brand.

Browsing the store is Reneilwe Hutamo who says she especially likes Polo’s children’s wear.

Left: Mark Oliver, Polo Managing Director (far right) about to cut the ribbon at the opening of Polo in MoN on Friday. With him are Nishan Sewpersadh, Polo Operational Manager and Godfrey Ramushu, Polo MoN Store Manager.

Right: Nishan Sewopersadh, Polo Operational Manager, Godfrey Ramushu, Polo MoN Store Manager and Mark Oliver, Polo Managing Director stand ready to personally welcome shoppers to their new store shortly after the opening in MoN.

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xclusive clothing store Polo opened its doors in Mall of the North (MoN) at the beginning of August with much fanfare and an offering of 30% off selected merchandise. Polo Managing Director Mark Oliver said he feels a deep sense of satisfaction with the opening. “This is the mall I have always wanted Polo to be in,” he said. Polo offers aspirational affordable clothing for everyone and was founded in 1976. Gordon Joffe was the driving force behind the Polo brand and he was pas-

Polo’s new store in MoN is on the upper level.

sionate about men’s shirts, seeking to be “the country’s quality lounge shirt producer” at the time. Polo now employs a vast array of specialist designers, buyers, planners, merchandisers and a procurement team that delivers seasonal collections of menswear, women’s wear, kid’s apparel, homeware and accessories, Oliver explained, adding that Polo is sold in Polo flagship stores, leading department stores and selected independent stores in South Africa ans sub-Saharan Africa. MoN General Manager Sumari de Ridder welcomed Polo on board. “Deciding to be a part of MoN was one of the best decisions Polo could have made,” she added.

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Not half an hour after the new store’s ribbon was cut, the store was filled with a number of browsers. Matsimela Matsobane from Mashashane said he really enjoyed seeing what Polo has to offer. “I love the Polo brand and I am ecstatic they have opened in MoN,” he said. Reneilwe Hutamo concurred. “I especially love the range of children’s clothes,” she added. Polo MoN store manager, Godfrey Ramushu invited everyone to come and browse the store. “Our friendly personnel are waiting to assist you and don’t forget we have the latest fashion wear arriving regularly. Look out for our new spring/summer collection that will hit our store soon,” he said.

Some of Polo’s aspirational affordable clothing.


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School challenges others in Pet Supplies Drive KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za It is time for Laerskool Piet Hugo Primary’s annual Pet Supplies Drive during which pet food, blankets, feeding bowls, pet toys and cash donations are collected in aid of the SPCA Polokwane. The drive will run for August and September and this year the school has issued a challenge to all other schools in the city to try and match or better their donation. Organiser of the drive, educator Liza Se-

met quoted Nelson Mandela, saying, “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference”. She added that each and every donation no matter how small will indeed make a difference. Semet further encouraged people wishing to add a pet to their family to go and take a look at the many gorgeous pets availabe at the SPCA. Donations can be delivered to the school office during school hours. For further information contact the school on 015 293 1119.

To adopt one of these adorable animals contact Polokwane SPCA on 015 291 1088 or come and visit us at Plot 46, Roodepoort Road. Once applicants are approved they sign adoption and sterilisation contracts. It costs R550 to adopt a cat and R850 to adopt a dog. This includes sterilisation, vaccination, deworming One of the cuddly cats available for adoption. and microchipping. Dogs will also receive a voucher for basic obedience training from K9 Academy. Please note that the 20 km radius for adoption does not apply any longer. We will home anywhere within our area of operation. All the animals shown here are up for adoption. We are in desperate need of pet food for puppies, kittens and adult dogs and cats.

This gorgeous husky is alert, friendly and playful.

This beautiful Pekingese is friendly and loving.

Kids delivered to terrible rot prevented staff of the school using it, she said. Phala also pointed out that after the school bus and vehicles “have been taken away from impopo's learners with special needs have them by the Department of Education” learners who resided as far as Modimolle sometimes evidently been delivered to an unspeakable rot for years. It is a rot that apparently stayed at home due to private scholar transport being too expensive. goes so deep that no quick fix remedy could At Rivoni School for the Blind she save scores of children who are attending state claimed she had discovered over-crowded facilities and are left to their own devices. The hostels, a shortage of teaching or support pressing situation has moved Democratic Allistaff and learner aids such as Braille machines, ance (DA) Legislature member Katlego Susan questionable access to mobile classrooms, danPhala to kick-start a chain of actions in her quest to expose a disturbing reality. ger to the blind and partially blind learners in She raised the matter with the MEC for the form of damaged paving, a lack of laundry Education earlier this week, apart from further facilities save for only one washing machine intending to lay a complaint with the South Afoperational at the time of the visit and no school bus to transport learners to the clinic or rican Human Rights Commission and to move hospital. for a Legislature debate in near future. Tshilwavhusiku Razwimisani Special Phala has just concluded a journey of 1 233 School's biggest problem in catering for 218 km over three days for purposes of oversight learners revolves around delayed construction visit to six schools for learners with special of new classrooms that have reportedly been needs across the province and in an interview under construction since March last year. Anwith Polokwane Observer shared the atrociother crisis arose from welding and carpentry ties children with all kind of impairments are classes being held outside and on rainy days being subjected to in the name of Department not happening at all, she mentioned. A lack of of Education teaching. scholar transport meant that learners had to She explained that her visits to Rirely on public or private transport. There the voni School for the Blind, Tshilwavhusiku point was raised that the new Differentiated Razwimisani Special School at Louis Trichardt, National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Yingisani School for Special Education and Statement had been welcomed, although Letaba Primary Special School both situated training on it was not intense enough as it only adjacent to Letaba Hospital, Sedibeng School lasted two days. for the Deaf in Lephalale and Thusanang At Yingisani School for Special EducaSpecial School at Bela-Bela followed the istion she had established that the school casuing of a pre-oversight report conducted by tered for 163 learners, but that staff trained in the research unit of the Legislature that was teaching deaf kids found it difficult to additionsigned off on 24 July. She, however, opted to ally care for others with visit different institutions multiple disabilities such from the ones chosen for PHOTO: SUPPLIED as mental illness and purposes of the research Katlego Phala autism. Another crisis report. against infrathat existed was linked According to Phala structure at to vacancies for a deputy the disheartening state Thusanang principal and department of infrastructure, harm Special heads as well as lack of posed by dilapidated and School. teaching assistance and poorly planned facilities, hostel supervisors. Staff lacking services and were under added presneglect towards children who are left to their own sure due to staff not bedevices clearly indicated ing trained to teach deaf that the ruling party learners. Phala remarked government in Limpopo with concern that one of didn't care about learners with special needs. the house mothers was also deaf and in case “Education has completely collapsed,” she addof an emergency during her shift at night the hostel dwellers would be at risk. A reported ed. She stressed that Premier Stan Mathabashortage in classrooms and furniture seemed a tha and Education MEC Ishmail Kgetjepe did great challenge. Only an outdated hearing testnot care enough to go visit the institutions to ing machine was available but was reported to acquaint themselves with the state of affairs. have been broken, Phala said. The school was “It tells a lot about the ANC and their leaders in dire need of an oven, a refrigerator, a dish claiming to be caring about their people.” washer and extra washing machine. Apart from having personally dropped Cause for concern at Letaba Primary off a letter addressed to Kgetjepe requestSpecial School was expressed about an ing relevant statistics and raising identified problems on Monday, Phala still intended to lay ex-kitchen worker doing duty as physiotheraa complaint with the SAHRC next week relating pist. The shortfall has sparked the intended complaint to the SAHRC, Phala said. A nurse to alleged violation of learners' rights at one who had reached retirement age had not left of the schools. As soon as the Legislature was employment as yet as her substitute had not back from recess she would be putting in a been introduced as yet, Phala added. At that motion with notice to have the state of special school, too, she has observed a shortage of schools in Limpopo debated in the house, she hostel supervisors. Learners further lacked further added. During that session she would wheelchairs and special shoes. At the time circulate copies of the images captured at the of last week's visit, no laundry services had various schools she visited. Phala expressed been delivered for a month due to the laundry the hope that Mathabatha would be present to follow the debate at the highest platform in the machines having broken. Sedibeng School for the Deaf experiprovince that exists for holding MECs accountaenced a grave situation in the rainy season ble. “Hopefully the MEC and the Premier would start visiting the schools and not applaud when when lack of drainage causes the hostels to flood, she said. A huge concern to staff, she schools like Rivoni School for the Blind get reported, was an emergency exit that had singled out for their matric results every year.” been wrongly installed but not fixed. Due to From the images she brought back from a certificate of safety not having been made her visits it is evident that the worst scenario available to the school, no welding activities prevailed at Thusanang Special School took place for fear of learner safety, she said. where fear of possible collapsing infrastrucThe school further lacked a hearing testing ture – reportedly constructed less than seven machine, she pointed out. years ago – compelled the relocation of boy “A nation is judged by how it treats its learners to facilities previously occupied by girls children, the most vulnerable in society, and only. Needless to say the arrangement created the ANC-led government in Limpopo is clearly overcrowding issues, Phala emphasised. Other failing these vulnerable souls with special than that electric faults to kitchen equipment needs. The special schools in the province have collapsed under the MEC and the ANC,” >> More photos on she concluded. www.observer.co.za Departmental comment is still awaited. YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com

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

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Present at the launch were Mr Florian Schmitt, German Commission for UNESCO, Prof Mankolo Lethoko, acting Director Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership, Prof Jesika Singh, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Partnerships and Innovation at UL, Ms Carina Bohlayer, Leuphana University of Lüneburg and Dr Harmut Unger, BASF Stiftung.

UL launches entrepreneurship programme HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert.observer@gmail.com

Education MEC, Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe delivering his keynote address.

Advocate Frikkie Ponelis, acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Management and Law at the UL was among the guests.

Mr Carlton Mukwevho, Secretary General of the South African National Commission for UNESCO.

The University of Limpopo (UL) in partnership with Leuphana University of Lüneburg, the South African National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and BASF Stiftung launched the Student Training For Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship amongst students and graduates at the University last Thursday. The programme is aimed at equipping final year students with entrepreneurial and business management skills. The programme will be offered in three months and each student will be awarded a certificate of completion at the end of the three months’ training. Prof Mankolo Lethoko, acting Director for Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership explained the core functions of the programme to be providing an answer to adverse labour market conditions with knowledge and skills for an alternative career option. The programme was described as practical requiring fast take action in starting a real business during the training. “Engaging in a real start process provides the trainees with invaluable real trainees develop confidence in their entrepreneurial skills. The training is comprehensive therefore, it will provide successful entrepreneurship on business administration and entrepreneurship,” Lethoko said. “The aim is to produce job creators rather than job seekers. With the training we want to increase the number of people employed by the trainees. The trainees should not only create a job for themselves but also for other people doubling the positive impact of the training. The general concept of the programme will consist of 12 sessions that can be delivered in a time frame of 10 to 12 weeks,” added Lethoko. Education MEC, Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe during his keynote address said the programme must be able to give the proper training so that young people do not miss an entrepreneurial opportunity, which if grabbed and used wisely can surely can be a solution to the problems of the needy and making the necessary impact on their lives. “The programme will indeed promote entrepreneurial potential of young people. We all agree that as much as we need to create jobs, there has to be a shift from talking about creating jobs for youth to talking about youth inventing jobs. We need to enterprise and entrepreneurial development to create a vibrant middle class and diversified economy,” Kgetjepe said. “This programme must be able to emphasise that entrepreneurship is about innovating, breaking down barriers, taking risks and showing that new business models can tackle long standing problems. The programme will also equip the students with necessary skills to compete in a rapidly changing economy. Our economy is facing serious challenges and unemployment numbers should worry all of us and it is our expressed hope that this initiative can turn the large pool of the unemployed into job creators, as opposed to job seekers. To meet this challenge, we should encourage, educate and empower young entrepreneurs,” Kgetjepe added. Mr Florian Schmitt of the German Commission for UNESCO stressed that the STEP programme would only offer entrepreneurship training but a programme that combines theoretical classes, such as business administration and marketing, with practical experience. “The programme will also provide the upcoming graduates and students in their last years of university with the necessary skills to seize the attractive opportunity of self-employment and has proven to be an exceptional training to foster entrepreneurship amongst universities worldwide. Students will get the opportunity to start-up a concrete business during the training and most of these are remarkably innovative. “The programme will also assist students to develop a positive mind-set towards entrepreneurship, and in the end they will fully equipped to be become job-creators instead of job-seekers,” according to Schmitt.

Prof Mankolo Lethoko, acting Director Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership during her address.

Mr Florian Schmitt, German Commission for UNESCO.

Prof Jesika Singh, UL Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Partnerships and Innovation at the launch.


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Celebrate Women’s Month with makeover KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za Local make-up artist Nadia Dawood Jamal feels strongly that make-up plays a crucial role in building a woman's confidence and during Women's Month is offering one lucky woman a make-up makeover. “Many say make-up is artificial and shallow but I feel it gives so many women that boost of confidence to do or say something, to stand up, and they wouldn't ordinarily do it otherwise as they feel their appearance holds them back.” To enter the competition, follow @primelivingsa on Instagram, like the makeover picture on the @primelivingsa Instagram page and tag five friends in the comment section below it. The winner PHOTO: KAREN VENTER will be anKhensani Ngobeni after a nounced on the make-up makeover done same page. by Nadia Dawood Jamal.

Women stand proud for Women’s Month KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za Women normally separated by chasms created by differences in race, culture, religion, and economic and social circumstances are unanimous when it comes to the goal of making their communities a better, safer place for all women. This was revealed when Polokwane Observer interviewed several Polokwane women about their challenges, fears and hopes for themselves and other women in light of August being Women’s Month. Nadia Dawood Jamal (30) has it all – she is a wife, mother of three

Nadia Dawood Jamal believes that the world needs more women who are comfortable and content in their skin.

children, sports scientist, make-up artist and entrepreneur. She says being a woman in today’s world means so many things to her and she admits to being somewhat of a feminist in that she believes women should be granted equal rights and access to opportunities. “However, to me, the term gender equality has a deeper meaning. We are different to men. We should be able to embrace our strengths. We PHOTOS: KAREN VENTER should stand proud of our fierceness Women unite in spite of their differences: In front are whilst not being ashamed of our Thuso Mohlake and Marné Willemse and at the back Jeanfemininity and our womanly nature. ette Maupye, Confidence Lubisi and Aziza Anver Kalla. In short, we should be whatever we cern that so many women are physically abused want to be,” she says. and even murdered by the men in their lives. Thuso Mohlake (23) agrees with her. “To “What is missing is respect,” she states. stand on my own without being intimidated, Confidence Lubisi (21) says inequality still that is what is important to me as a woman,” plays a part when it comes to the workplace. she adds. “Women have to work harder than their Marné Willemse (19) says she firmly believes male counterparts just to get a promotion or that even in this day and age, women are increase, which is not fair and a situation that not afforded equality. “Women should stand together and speak out against being treated as needs to be addressed,” she opines. Dawood Jamal has the final word. What the second-class citizens,” she says. world needs is more women who are comfortTouching on another thorny issue among able and content in their skin, who are not preswomen, Aziza Anver Kalla (39) says when it sured into conforming to what society dictates comes to rape and violence against women, the they should be, she says. “If each one of us only solution is to ensure that the chain is broembraces our nature, whatever that nature may ken. “And as the mothers of our future generabe, the end result would be a womanhood of tion, that duty lies primarily with women.” passionate and powerful beings.” To Jeanette Maupye (25) it is a major con-

Mighty women sing praises during Women’s Month KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za The third annual Mighty Women Conference in Polokwane over the past weekend has been hailed a resounding success that was met with an enormous sense of excitement by women who attended. This was according to organiser, Melané de Villiers who explained that they are a non-denominational and multicultural Christian movement that aims to change the lives of women all over South Africa for the glory of God and His Kingdom. “We aim to hold this conferPHOTO: SUPPLIED

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ence annually in August, which has special meaning to us as women as it is Women's Month,” she said. During the conference, which took place on Friday night and Saturday morning, different pastors preached the Word of God. Personal testimonies were shared and attendees worshiped, prayed and gave thanks to God. A Christian band and worship dancers also performed. “Lives were changed by the grace of God. I believe He spoke to me that the greatest awakening we have ever seen amongst women is upon us right now. A new day is upon women right now!” De Villiers concluded, adding her thanks to everyone who had a hand in making the conference the success it was.

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11 Augustus >> Jacaranda FM ontbytprogramaanbieder, Martin Bester, en sy orkes tree vanaf 19:00 by Grounded Container Bar op tydens ‘n gratis konsert wat deel uitmaak van sy Vir Die Liefdetoer. Bring komberse saam om aan behoeftiges te skenk. Desiree Pieterse: 082 806 4031. >> The Interprovincial MX Series is hosted at the Capricorn Racing Club on the Silicon Road from 19:00. Motorcycles from 50cc to 450cc will take part and professional as well as amateur riders are welcome. Entry fee for the 50cc class is R50 and R350 for others. Deon Rudiger: 082 448 7899. >> The Doek on Fleek exhibition with music and lots of fun will take place at Sun Meropa’s Jembe and Jembe Gardens from 10:00. Female entrepreneurs will showcase their goods and services. Wear white and a doek. Tickets available at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers at R150. Thandi: 072 934 1843. 15 Augustus >> Pieter Koen en Willem Botha tree om 19:00 tydens die Jukebox kykNET Skoletoer ten bate van Pietersburg Laerskool by Bolivia Estate op. Kaartjies kos R100 per persoon in algemene rye en tafels is teen R1 500 vir 10 persone beskikbaar. Debbie Hartlief: 082 448 2599. 18 August >> The annual Color Run Polokwane is hosted at Mitchell House. Pre-sale tickets are already available. Visit www.thecolorrun. co.za. >> Polokwane Municipality’s 2018 Live Game Auction starts at 11:00 at the Dries Abrahamse Lapa. A variety of game which include kudu, impala, gemsbok and eland will be on offer. Jaco Lubbe: 082 327 5391 or Jane Mabaso: 083 664 4672. 25 Augustus >> Kremetart Jeugklub Rugby hou om 09:00 ‘n sewesrugbydag by Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé. Verskeie vlooimarkstalletjies en eet- en drinkgoed sal beskikbaar wees. Jan Slabbert: 083 483 7069. 26 Augustus >> ‘n Dankfees vir die Bybel in Afrikaans word by die Pietersburg Geloftefeesterrein gehou. Die dankdiens begin om 18:30 en feesgangers kan reeds die middag vir ‘n braaivleis en gesellige samesyn opdaag. Johan Willemse: 079 264 1840. 30 Augustus >> Die Vryburgers van Pietersburg se jaarlikse wynveiling word vanaf 18:00 by Pietersburgklub in samewerking met die Vryburgers van Robertson gehou. Opbrengs gaan aan plaaslike liefdadigheidsorganisasies. Gert Ehlers: 082 394 0291/Adriaan van der Walt: 082 900 7453. 31 Augustus >> Die NG Kerk Pietersburg-Noord hou om 18:30 ‘n skaapkopete met bobotie as alternatief. Koste is R180 per persoon vir die skaapkop en R120 vir die bobotie. Voorafbespreking noodsaaklik en sluit op 24 Augustus. Ansie du Toit: 082 703 8486. 1 September >> Die Dieprivier 4X4-ekoroete vir die hele gesin word vanaf 08:00 op die Van Waverenplaas by Dieprivier gehou. Koste is R650 per voertuig met vier persone wat elkeen met ‘n veiligheidsgordel vasgemaak is. ‘n Middagete by die hoofkampterrein vir alle insittendes is ingesluit en pryse is op die spel. Flip Snyders: 083 446 7774/Jurie Olivier: 082 468 0444. >> Polokwane Bark for Life takes place at Pietersburg Laerskool from 09:00. Registration starts at 08:30 and entrance fee is R50. Chantel: 072 025 6341. 7 September >> Dress according to the theme of the day, Be an everyday hero, and buy your Casual Day sticker for R10 and make a contribution towards the well-being of persons with disabilities. Tickets available at Polokwane Nasorgsentrum (082 257 3857) or the Association for Persons with Disability (015 291 1787). 8 September >> Die motorfietsgemeenskap se jaarlikse Golden Oldies word van 08:30 tot 14:00 by Martha Hofmeyr Tehuis vir Bejaardes aangebied. Toegangsgeld is R100 per persoon en sluit ‘n ontbyt, lapelwapen, gelukkige trekking, speletjies, trekkings en vermaak in. Ian Saunderson: 083 454 5846.


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Vergeet van ander, vergewe jouself en leef dankbaar

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ELNA ESTERHUYSEN >>observer.elna@gmail.com “Ek wil vreugde in mense se lewens bring sodat hulle energiek is, positief leef en bemagtig voel om die wêreld in die oë te kyk en die beste te wees waartoe elkeen in staat is,” is die opsommende boodskap van Leandie du Randt Bosch wat haar hart met vroue gedeel het tydens DDKK Prokureurs se Vrouedagoggend. Die bekroonde aktrise, skrywer, TV-aanbieder, eienaar van 'n spesiale klerereeks en motiveringspreker meen dit waarvoor sy in die vermaaklikheidswêreld bekend is definieer nie wie sy is nie, eerder haar verhouding met haar medemens en God en die feit dat sy gekies het om met dankbaarheid na elke situasie te kyk en struikelblokke in haar lewe na boublokke te verander. Na matriek het sy 'n honneursgraad in bedryfsielkunde behaal om iets te hê om op terug te val, maar 'n dramakursus wat haar prys as wenner van 'n skoonheidskompetisie was, het haar lewe verander omdat sy tuis in die drama-industrie is en weet dat dit God se plan vir haar lewe is. Sy vertel hoe klein en onbenullig sy gevoel het omdat sy op skool so geboelie is en hoe haar lewe verander het toe haar pa die dag sê: “Mense wat onseker, jaloers en geïntimideer is skinder en kraak ander af omdat hulle jou na hulle vlak wil aftrek. Bons terug, doen introspeksie en laat jou vlam hoër as voorheen brand. Seën hulle in jou hart, bid vir hulle en

help hulle om die vroue te wees wat hulle kan wees en ook gelukkig soos jy te word want gelukkige mense maak ander gelukkig. En beweeg aan.” Raad aan vroue Verander wat jy kan en waarvan jy nie hou nie Doen wat jy kan om jou voorkoms te verander en jouself te respekteer. Versorg jou, trek goed aan, doen moeite met jou voorkoms en eet gesond. Identifiseer jou gevoelens Wie is jy binne? Identifiseer jou gevoelens, emosies, wat jou laat goedvoel, wat jy van jouself dink. Wees altyd jouself en daag op by jou eie lewe sodat God jou kan seën as jy 'n persoonlike verhouding met hom het. Identifiseer dit wat jou verhoed om te wees wie jy is. Indien dit onverwerkte bagasie uit die verlede is, kry hulp sodat God toegang tot jou hart kan kry. Jy sal steeds probleme ervaar, maar weet dat God in beheer is en dat die lewe met ons almal gebeur, goed of sleg. Ons reaksie bepaal wie ons binne is. Leef dankbaar Dankbaarheid en vrede gee mens energie. Spreek lewe uit oor mense en vermy negatiwiteit en woede. Hoe pas ek dit toe? Herprogrammeer jou denke en gevoelens om in alle situasies dankbaar te wees en spreek positiewe gevoelens uit en verbly jou. Skryf vir 21 agtereenvolgende dae tien verskillende goed neer waaroor jy dankbaar is, al is dit hoe klein. Só vestig jy 'n blywende gewoonte.

Adel Cato steeds in koma, oorgeplaas na rehabilitasiesentrum in hospitaal Universiteit van Pretoria (Tuks) en kranige netbalspeler wat vir Tuks sowel as Noord-Gauteng speel, het ongeveer drie weke gelede saam met vriende in die omgewing gekuier toe sy Die onlangse voorval waarin oud-Pietie en op een of ander wyse voor ‘n voertuig beland begaafde netbalspeler, Adel Cato, in Pretoria het. ‘n Monitor is vir drie dae in haar brein deur ‘n voertuig raakgery is, is die tweede geplaas om breinswelling te monitor terwyl sy tragedie wat dié familie tref nadat haar tante, onder sedasie gehou is. Janine Cato, sewe jaar gelede in ‘n motorFrank sê dit was ‘n groot ongeluk oorlede is. skok vir die familie toe sy Adel se pa, Frank sê sy suster oorlede is. “Janine was dogter is Saterdag uit die vanaf Steelpoort na Polokwane intensiewe sorgeenheid na onderweg toe sy vir ‘n donkie die rehabilitasiesentrum in die in die pad uitgeswaai, beheer Mediclinic Muelmed oorgeoor haar voertuig verloor en plaas. “Sy is steeds in ‘n koma, dit omgeslaan het. Sy is op die maar dokters wil solank met toneel dood,” sê Frank. rehabilitasie begin. Die swelling Haar seun, Juan, was toe op haar brein het redelik gesak, slegs drie jaar oud en is in sorg maar daar is nog verskeie van sy ouma en oupa, Adri en bloedspatsels waaroor dokters James Cato geplaas. Frank sê bekommerd is en haar breinhy is ‘n yster en presteer goed funksie is steeds baie laag,” in sport en is selfs ‘n uitblinker sê Frank wat tog reken dat sy op akademiese gebied in elke dag vordering maak en dat Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos. medici hoopvol is. Adel, ‘n tweedejaar-bedryfFOTO: INTERNET Sien storie op vandeesweek se agterblad. sielkundestudent aan die Oud-Pietie, Adel Cato. RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

AgriSA soek oplossings met grondberaad mendheid, sê dat daar oplossings vir die land se grondsituasie is sonder dat dit vir die regering nodig is om radikale maatreëls in te stel wat skade kan berokken. “Ons weet wat die grondAgriSA en Landbouweekblad bied op 22 en 23 probleme is. Kom praat nou saam Augustus 'n grondberaad in Belaoor die oplossings,” nooi AgriSA op Bela aan. sy webtuiste en sê: “Hoewel talle Ongeveer 60 sprekers sal aan mense óór boere en hul grond die program deelneem en sluit praat, word daar min mét boere bekende boere in die provinsie oor hul grond gepraat.” soos Milaan Thalwitzer van Onderwerpe soos 'Hoe kan Komati Fruits, Kobus de Beer van goeie buurmanskap en mentorBeerseun Boerdery en Tobias skap herleef”, 'Hoe verander ons Fourie van Limpopo Dairies in. plaaswerkers se toekoms', 'Watter Grondhervorming en -onteieplanne het ons met restitusieplase ning word onder die loep geen boerevestiging' sal bespreek neem, terwyl praktiese oplossings word. en suksesverhale onder die tema, Inligting oor finansieringsmoDie grondoplossing: grensverskuidelle en maniere waarop landbouwend, bespreek sal word. Annelize Crosby, hoof van Dan Kriek, president van produksie kan floreer, is ook op die AgriSA se grondsentrum vir uitne- AgriSA. FOTO: INTERNET sakelys. BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com

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Zilla Ferns, bemarkingsbestuurder van DDKK Prokureurs en organiseerder van die Vrouedagfunksie, Leandie du Randt Bosch, spreker, en Magdaleen de Klerk, DDKKdirekteur.

Gaste, Edwinah Raphael, Samantha Fortuin en Christina Mandelkorn.

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Netcall celebrates one year

Netcall just one call away KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za

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etcall in Polokwane celebrated their first year of existence last Wednesday during which Managing Director Jan Smit thanked clients, suppliers and personnel for their part in ensuring the success and speedy growth of the brand-new company. Smit referred to the company first being an idea that he and Director Martin van Ghent from XLP Documents Solutions discussed with the intention to build up the telecommunications industry in Limpopo. “We officially opened on 1 August 2017. XLP were good enough to afford us some space on their premises and our first client was Steve's Auto Clinic. The original personnel were myself, Shirleen Bridger who is our financial manager and Belinde Vermaak who is our office coordinator,” he recalled. He thanked André and Natasja Ehlers from Steve's Auto Clinic, who also attended the celebration, for trusting him and Netcall enough to put their company's telecommunications in their hands even though Netcall was untried at that stage. Smit also thanked representatives of two of their suppliers, Cassie Groenewald from My WiFi Installations and Rianda Bloem from CapriCom Wireless Networks for attending the celebration. He further said after just one year, the company now has 44 companies on their books as clients. “We added two sales representatives, Chantelle van der Merwe and Martene Gouws to the team. The telecommunications industry has its own challenges but fortunately the team and I have experience and we have been able to

build on that,” Smit said, adding that without his wife Vanessa at his side he would not have come this far. According to Smit, competitive prices and excellent after-sales service are the key to success coupled with good business practices, which will ensure customer satisfaction. Van Ghent concurred with Smit and said in his experience the service of his previous telecommunication system supplier to XLP Documents Solutions was appalling. “When I switched to a different supplier it was only to find that they were unable to back up the

promises they had made.” He said even though he is a Director, as a client he has always found Smit and his team highly professional to deal with. “I can highly recommend Netcall to anyone,” he added. Evert Pieterse recently became a shareholder of Netcall and said it is a privilege to be part of the company. “I look forward to the future and see a lot of potential,” he said. Netcall's fourth shareholder Ben Gouws lives in Kempton Park and was unable to attend the celebration. Smit explained that Netcall is a certified dealer for Goldtel and is an accredited supplier of the LG Ericsson PABX range. “This is a premises-based PABX platform that is enabled to do all the technologies including analogue, digital and IP. This Hybrid platform comes

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Martin van Ghent, Director, Jan Smit, Managing Director and Evert Pieterse, shareholder ready for the cutting of the cake in celebration of Netcall’s first year of existence.

The Netcall team are in front Shirleen Bridger, financial manager and Belinde Vermaak, office coordinator. At the back are Martene Gouws, sales representative, Jan Smit, Managing Director and Chantelle van der Merwe, sales representative.

Netcall’s first client a year ago, Steve’s Auto Clinic, is still happy with their service. Jan Smit, Netcall Managing Director is flanked by André and Natasja Ehlers from Steve’s Auto Clinic.

Netcall Managing Director Jan Smit says he would not have come this far without his wife, Vanessa’s support. standard with voicemail, auto attendant, ACD (call centre application), hot desk, hotel feature and UCS, and can be connected to the VOIP platform to route calls at a much lower call rate,” he said, further explaining that this feature-rich platform comes from the small Hybrid system and caters for small to medium enterprises up to 140 ports. “The larger platform can be built up to 1 200 ports. The call server for the corporate market can go up to 30 000 ports. Value added product solutions such as telephone management system, budget control and call recording can be incorporated into the total package.” Further to the solution basket is hosted PABX whereby clients can enjoy all the features of a traditional PABX system without incurring the cost and risk of owning. “This will also make it easy with low cost to link multiple sites on the same platform and this solution also caters for voicemail, auto attendant and call recording, just to mention a few,” Smit continued. He highlighted that fact that Netcall’s help desk is quick to deal with, and sort out, any problems experienced by the client. Remote online configurations can be done to save time to the client and gets done free of charge. “Each telecommunications proposal is carefully designed and will suit the expectations of the client. Further to that the client will be surprised with the price structure of Netcall by obtaining a free no obligation quotation,” Smit concluded.

Netcall suppliers Rianda Bloem from CapriCom Wireless Networks (left) and Cassie Groenewald from My WiFi Installations (right) with Jan Smit, Netcall Managing Director.

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ollowing the announcement of the finalists of the Limpopo Face of Fashion 2018 Runway Model Competition last week, this week Polokwane Observer focuses on the nine male finalists. The male finalists, Tiaan Pienaar, Erens Rachidi, Ferrol Harmse, Liam Scott, Kyle Geddes, Phillip Malatji, Franco van Biljon, Zondile Sathura and Xandin Pascal, shared a little bit about themselves. • Tiaan (18) says he loves to draw and paint. “I keep myself busy trying to play the guitar, composing a bit of music on my laptop and drawing my own comics. I’d love to go into the film industry and do modelling as it is also part of the creative world,” he says. • Erens (23) is studying towards a BA degree in development studies and is also a qualified lay counsellor giving support to individuals in his community experiencing emotional hardship. “I have experience modelling and have modelled for some of SA’s established designers such as David Tiale, Antherline Couture and Palse by Paledi Segapo. I would love to walk the runway for Milan Fashion Week and be on the covers of top fashion magazines one day,” he says. • Ferrol (19) describes himself as a God-fearing, hardworking and goal driven young man who would like to be a successful businessman doing modelling part-time. “I am also a rugby player and very passionate about the sport. I recently represented Limpopo at the Craven Week and look forward to representing the province in other ways, such as this competition.” • Liam (22) says he is new to modelling but loving every moment. “Being a model has helped me boost my confidence and driven me to be more ambitious about life,” he says, adding that he also enjoys singing and has just started teaching himself to play the guitar. • Kyle (23) is an avid reader and passionate animal activist who believes in equality of all creatures. He describes himself as a simplistically complicated individual. “I aspire to becoming a greater teacher than those who taught me.”

• Phillip (25) works as an administrator at an estate agency but says his passion is modelling. “My passion in modelling is in expressing my style of clothing. I love style especially semi-formal and formal wear,” he explains and adds that he has also started advising others what to wear to look smart. • Franco (16) would like to be an electrician after school and his hobbies include fishing, hunting and watching movies. “My role model is Margo Fargo, a Miss South Africa 2018 finalist as we have a lot in common. Her quote by Wayne Dyer, ‘My circumstances do not make me what I am, they reveal who I have chosen to be’ is spot on,” Franco says. • Zondile (20) is a professional model and dancer who aspires to become a TV and media personality. “My role model is TV personality Bonang Matheba. I adore her with every fibre of my being! She inspires me to strive for nothing but success in life,” he says. • Xandin (18) says his friends would describe him as enthusiastic, goal driven, and a natural leader. “From a young age I’ve aspired to be like my idol, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. The way he uses his public image not only to be the face of major clothing brands but also to build his own brand is something that has always inspired me.” Limpopo Face of Fashion 2018 Runway Model Competition, presented by Ace Models Limpopo, is the first of its kind in the province. Ace Models Limpopo owner Jacqueline Ferns said the weeks between now and the final will be extremely busy for the finalists. “They will be attending various classes before the final including runway walking, social media, photography and public speaking,” she said. The top male and female winner of the Limpopo Face of Fashion 2018 Runway Model Competition will each walk away with R15 000 cash, an international modelling contract with top international modelling agency Ice Model Management and various beauty and clothing prizes valued at some R100 000. Ferns thanked all the sponsors who have come on board. These include Ice Model Management, Mall of the North, Polokwane Observer, Limpopo Toyota, Loolness, photographer Natalie Loots, Icon, Visionworks, Sorbet, Woolworths, Miladys, Foschini, Panarottis, Ocean Basket and Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane. With the final set to take place on 1 September, there will also be a pre-finals party on 31 August. Tickets for the events will go on sale soon.


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Flora Park Comprehensive High School>>

Learners rewarded for hard work, dedication ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za Twenty top performing learners in each grade at Flora Park Comprehensive High School were awarded for obtaining an average score of 60% or higher at the end of the second quarter on Monday. Learners received badges while the top three learners in each grade received cash prizes as well. According to Joseph Masekela, the principal, place finishers received R150, the first runner-up R100 and the third one R50. He said the cash prizes were meant to motivate learners to work hard and aim for good results at the end of the year. He said their target was an 85% pass rate and added that extra lessons conducted at the school

and the recent winter camp would assist them to reach their goal. Masekela stated that they obtained 71,9% at the end of the second quarter and applauded learners for their dedication. In Grade 8, the top three spots went to Stephina Machebe, Katlego Makwela and Jennifer Musengwa while Nape Motau, Ntalo Mathebula and Claudia Lekgothoane occupied the top positions in Grade 9. Top performers in Grade 10 are Rosinah Mathiba, Molebogeng Tlomatsana and the third place was shared by Risuna Rikhotso and Lebogang Letsoalo. Grade 11 best performers are Tshomoko Mosweu, Itumeleng Mathopa and Monthati Nyambuya while Grade 12 top spots are occupied by Khanyisa Maswanganyi, Amukelani Phakula and the third position went to twin sisters, Reratilwe and Reamogetswe Nong.

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Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé>>

Tommies ruim tyd in om bloeddiens te help KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za Leerders van Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé het die SANBS Limpopo se bloedskenkkliniek Vrydag met oorgawe ondersteun. Eerstekeer-skenker, Anandré Nel, het gesê sy is deur leerders wat gereeld skenk aangemoedig. “Dit is regtig nie so erg nie, en vir ‘n baie goeie doel,” sê sy en op haar beurt ook ander leerders aangemoedig om bloed te skenk en sodoende lewens te red. Leon Spies was ook vir die eerste keer in die bloedskenkstoel. “Ek sal definitief nou ‘n gereelde bloekskenker wees.” Volgens SANBS Limpopo skakelbeampte, Ipeleng Thetela, is 60 eenhede ingesamel.

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Laurinda Hartman meen bloedskenk is ‘n manier om mense se lewens te red. By haar staan ‘blood buddy’ Patrick Ronquest.

Mitchell House>>

Learners treat parents to great performance at cultural evening The Grade 8 top three spots Stephina Machebe, Katlego Makwela and Jennifer Musengwa.

Grade 9 best performers Nape Motau, Ntalo Mathebula and Claudia Lekgothoane.

The Grade 10 top three learners are Rosinah Mathiba, Molebogeng Tlomatsana with Risuna Rikhotso and Lebogang Letsoalo sharing third place.

Grade 11 best performers are Tshomoko Mosweu, Itumeleng Mathopa and Monthati Nyambuya.

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The top three Grade 12s are occupied by Khanyisa Maswanganyi, Amukelani Phakula and the third position went to twin sisters, Reratilwe and Reamogetswe Nong. With them are Joseph Masekela, principal (left) and award committee members Lehumo Semenya and Sybil Mphephu (right).

Curro Heuwelkruin>>

Kruinies se Tienertoneel spreek tieners se obsessie met selfone aan RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Uitstekende beligting, ‘n goeie storielyn en leerders met ‘n passie vir drama is kenmerke van Curro Heuwelkruin se jaarlikse Tienertoneel wat verlede week by die skool aangebied is. Kruinies se kuluurhoof, Nicole Senekal sê die toneelstuk getiteld “Ek, my selfie en jy” handel oor tieners se obsessie met selfone en om sogenaamde selfies van byna elke oomblik in hul lewens te neem – hetsy in die klaskamer of voor die spieël. Kruinies neem die naweek aan die ATKV Tienertoneel se streekfees in Gauteng deel.

ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za Junior primary learners at Mitchell House treated their parents to great performances during the Junior Primary Art in the Block Cultural evening on Friday. The learners’ best dance moves ruled the stage while different works of art work produced by learners were displayed for parents to purchase. Headmaster Andrew Cook said the school doesn’t only focus on education but also affords learners an opportunity to participate in extra mural activities. He further said they look after all the cultural intelligences, PHOTO: ENDY SENYATSI adding that the money for the Headmaster Andrew Cook and learner Aurora Makhomisani art works goes to the class that pose for a photo next to art work produced by learners during designed that particular painting. the Junior Primary Art in the Block Cultural evening. Cook was happy with the attendance of the parents and thank them for honour>> More photos on ing the evening. He also applauded learners for www.observer.co.za great performances.

Osieteddies Kleinkindontwikkelingsentrum>>

Osieteddies leer en trek aan soos wilde diere RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com ‘n Verskeidenheid diere soos leeus, kameelperde, skape en selfs ‘n muis en dinosourus het Vrydag op Osieteddies Kleinkindontwikkelingsentrum se terrein in vindingryke uitrustings baljaar. Kleuters het verlede week van wilde diere geleer en die week afgesluit deur soos diere aan te trek. FOTO’S: RC MYBURGH

Die leeu, Zian Taljaard, wys sy groot pote.

Dylan Catto en Chantae Horn neem ‘n selfie. FOTO’S: RC MYBURGH

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Twee kwaai leeus, Logan Strydom en Amy Parker. Dylan Catto en Reece Wynne opgetof vir ‘n dans.

Frederik Fourie is die spieël waarin Reinhardt Breytenbach sy spiere bekyk.

Kameelperd, Lu-Mar Slabbert en olifant, Müller Henning is beste vriende.

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Laerskool Pietersburg-Noord>>

Eerste entrepreneursdag van graad 7-leerders RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail. com Geesdriftige graad 7-leerders het Vrydag hul eerste entrepreneursdag by Laerskool Pietersburg-Noord Primary gehou. Organiseerder, Janda Mazzaro sê die dag vorm deel van die leerders se ekonomiese bestuurswetenskappe-sillabus om entrepreneurskap te bevorder en te leer hoe ‘n sakeondernemimg werk. Daar was geen tekort aan kreatiwiteit onder die leerders nie. Sommige het heerlike eet-

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goed van die hand gesit terwyl ander wins met ‘n verskeidenheid speletjies wat hulle aangebied het, gemaak het.

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Pieties hou markdag met groot verskeidenheid RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Pizza, roomys, koffie, pannekoek en gegeurde melk het van die tafels afgevlieg tydens Vrydag se markdag wat by Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) aangebied is. Die skoolskakelbeampte, Elmari Craig, sê die skool se ekonomiese bestuurswetenskappedepartement het die mark georganiseer. Selfs skoolhoof, Willie Schoeman, het aan die pannekoek weggelê.

>> Meer foto’s op www.observer.co.za Heerlike hoendervlerkies word deur Zoe Nwokocha verkoop.

Pieties skenk bloed Chelsey Pietersen met toffieappels wat te koop was. FOTO’S: RC MYBURGH

Capricorn High School>>

Learners passionate about saving lives ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za Learners at Capricorn High School are not only passionate about their education but also about saving lives which was evident during a blood drive organised by the South African National Blood Services (SANBS) Polokwane at the school last Thursday. Cappies Peer Promoters were targeting 360 possible donors on the day to achieve a target of 70 units. Educator and blood drive organiser, Irma van der Merwe said the school finished fourth in Capricorn District last year for donating 420 units of blood to SANBS. She further said they host blood drives at 56 day intervals. According to Van der Merwe, blood donors must weigh 45 kg or more and must be at least 16 years old. She was delighted that learners see the importance of becoming blood donors and urged the public to follow suit.

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KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za Hoërskool Pietersburg-leerders het tydens ‘n onlangse SANBS Limpopo bloedskenkkliniek fluks bloed by die skool geskenk. Armand Pretorius het vir die eerste keer geskenk en is deur gereelde bloedskenker, Christiaan Theunissen, aangemoedig. “Ek het ‘n vrees vir naalde en bloed, maar wou graag my deel doen om ander te help,” het Armand gesê, alhoewel hy nog nie besluit het of hy kans sien om dit ‘n tweede keer te doen nie. Christiaan het gesê hy moedig alle leerders aan om bloed te skenk. “‘n Mens weet nooit wanneer jy of jou geliefdes bloed benodig nie.”

Christiaan Theunissen en Armand Pretorius skenk bloed tydens ‘n SANBS Limpopo se bloedskenkkliniek by die skool. FOTO: KAREN VENTER

ATKV-Spelathon lok deelnemers van ver BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com PHOTO: ENDY SENYATSI

Hilda Matatanya and Karabo Legodi enjoy healthy snacks while donating blood.

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Service project in Nepal a life changer Six learners and two staff members of Stanford Lake College (SLC) spent a part of their winter holiday in Nepal where, apart from some sightseeing, they participated in a service project facilitated by World Challenge. Reportedly, reaching their service destination, Pokhara took them on a 250 km, 10 hour journey west of Kathmandu. From there they were transported to the start of the expedition at a small school that offers from nursery class up to Grade 5. The group’s visit first marked the first white Westerners to visit the school to undertake physical service work there and a welcoming ceremony including nearly the entire community awaited them. The girls painted a mural – the South African flag with typical aspects and depictions

Simoné Nel en Annemie Rheeder beman ‘n sjokoladestalletjie. FOTO: RC MYBURGH

of the country incorporated into the colours of the flag. The boys did some physical labour and built a fence to stop the soccer balls from going down the hill. The rocks used for the foundation had to be broken with a sledge hammer, and they mixed their own cement, planted poles and built the wall. Reportedly the school’s headmaster also helped to dig holes and the villagers were amazed to see that foreigners can also work hard instead of only ever doing easy office jobs. The local villagers made a point of checking on the team’s wellbeing daily. After five days an even bigger farewell ceremony awaited the team whom the headmaster apparently described as persons who came as strangers but leave as friends.

Die ATKV-Spelathon se provinsiale finaal wat Maandag by Mitchell House gehou is, het deelnemers op hul tone gehad en toeskouers het met ingehoue asems geluister hoe die spellers elke woord duidelik uitspel en herhaal. Leerders van laerskole Pietersburg-Oos, Thabazimbi, Julian Muller in Groblersdal en Dr Annecke Primary van Letsitele en hoërskole Warmbad, Merensky van Tzaneen, Frans du Toit van Phalaborwa en Mitchell House het deelgeneem. In die graad 6 tot 7-afdeling (Afrikaans huistaal) was Vinette du Plessis van Laerskool Julian Muller die wenner, gevolg deur Ramona van Heerden van Laerskool dr Annecke en Izelna Venter van Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos, onderskeidelik in die tweede en derde plekke. In die Afrikaans eerste addisionele taal-onderafdeling is al drie wenners van Laerskool

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Wenners in die graad 6 tot 7 afdeling van die ATKV-Spelathon 2018 se provinsiale finaal is Vinette du Plessis, Ramona van Heerden, Izelna Venter, Muhle Mokwana, Khomotso Mokgomogane en Brigalia Digaoto. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The group at the summit of Poonhill. In front are the chief guide, Santosh with SLC learners Danica Altenroxel, Heinrich Maritz, Hannah Rosendorff and Reuben Middleton. At the back are the second guide, Dex, learners Elané Maritz, Hosea Muleya, educators Neil Haarhoff, Tiaan Fullard and Tara Watson, Operations Support Technician at World Challenge.

Regs: Beoordelaars in die ATKV-Spelathon is Sarel Venter, Juliana Kruger en Anet Law.

Julian Muller. Leerders het in groepe op ‘n uitklopbasis in die huistaal- en eerste addisionele taalafdelings deelgeneem en daar was twee onderafdelings woorde in elke groep. In die eerste onderafdeling het spellers woorde van ‘n lys gekry en in die tweede afdeling is nommers getrek om te bepaal welke deelnemers elke woord kry. Beoordelaars, Anet Law van Mookgophong, Juliana Kruger van Louis Trichardt en plaaslike leraar Sarel Venter, moes hulle ore spits terwyl die deelnemers hulle vernuf en kennis op die proef gestel het en die korrekte spelling van woorde soos e-posse, kokkerot, naellak, prieël en monnike het geen probleem gebied nie. Die kaf is egter gou van die koring geskei en deelnemers wat ego’s, gereëlde, bearbei en verbale verkeerd gespel het, moes gou by hul maats in die gehoor aansluit. Volgens René Zietsman, wat die spelathon gereël het, word die ATKV se nasionale spelathon op 12 Oktober in Stellenbosch gehou.


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PMR.africa recognises Limpopo excellence

PMR.africa honours excellence across industries with diamond, gold awards Awards recognise strategies, efforts and hard work as well as staff complements YOLANDE NEL >>observer.yolande@gmail.com

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iants of respective industries and sectors in Limpopo were saluted for their excellence of the past year when PMR.africa awards held its annual awards ceremony at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort on Monday morning. PMR.africa is a division of a South African consultancy and research company that publishes a business journal that serves as platform for results of its surveys. During his address to local leaders and achievers, PMR.africa Chief Executive Officer Johan Hattingh indicated that the occasion recog-

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nised excellence across all industry sectors and created an opportunity and platform for awards to be handed over to those who have excelled the past year. He continued saying strategies, efforts and hard work were being recognised as well as staff complements being acknowledged for their contribution to winning institutions. For purposes of the research survey ratings done on a 1:5 scale to determine industry leaders across the province. The Limpopo survey is but one of a host of surveys conducted by PMR. africa across South Africa and other African countries. Awards categories recognised a host of players in the local economy, from accountants and architect firms to water service providers and institutions of higher education.

In a similar fashion to close to 50 industry giants in the province having distinguished themselves, Polokwane Observer yet again bagged another big one when it took home the highest recognition in the category for local newspapers, a 12th coveted Diamond Arrow award. PHOTO: YOLANDE NEL

Polokwane Observer advertising executives Melany Espach and Cathrine Robberts with the coveted PMR.africa Diamond Arrow award received during Monday’s function. It was the publication’s 12th Diamond Arrow.

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PMR.africa recognises Limpopo excellence Moolman Group Property Management won a Diamond Arrow Award (1st overall) in the category for Property Management Companies.

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PEPPS Preparatory School and College winner of a Golden Arrow Award: Private Schools in Limpopo

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Suduco Asset Auctioneers won a Diamond Arrow (1st Overall) in the category for Auctioneers.

Limpopo Tyres won a Diamond Arrow Award in the category for Tyre Retailers in Limpopo Province * New and retread tyres * 3D Alignment * Batteries * mobile Truck Wheel Alignment * 24-Hour Breakdown Services


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PMR.africa recognises Lim excellence Calling all tiny little beauty queens KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za Two exciting new beauty titles are being added to the Miss Limpopo stable in September when Tiny Miss Limpopo Princess and Little Miss Limpopo are launched. Speaking on behalf of the organisers, coordinators Sarah Holloway Smith and Melanie de Wet said entries are already open and the titles will be launched at Meropa Casino and Entertainment World’s Fun Day on 8 September. Holloway Smith explained that the Tiny Miss Limpopo Princess pageant is aimed at girls from four to six years while the Little Miss Limpopo title is for girls from seven to ten years. “Girls of this age frequently dream of being beauty queens or models and the idea behind these pageants is to give them some experience at an early age but also to keep the experience a fun one,” she further said. De Wet added that the finalists will take part in fun learning mini-workshops designed to give them confidence and assist in their development. “We are very serious about the devel-

opment and upliftment of young girls in our community,” De Wet further said. There are prizes valued at some R160 000 and the Top 10 finalists of each title will also receive prizes. Entry forms are already available on request by sending an e-mail to wendy@moveahead. co.za or collection at House of Asante, 29 Jorissen Street, Polokwane. The entry form will also be available at www.misslimpopo.com soon. For more information Holloway Smith or De Wet can be contacted at 015 295 3417. “This is an exciting opportunity not to be missed, which will open doors for your little beauty,” Holloway Smith concluded.

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Peggy Maake and little Maphifo Maake, recipients of disposable nappies donated to APD Limpopo by Rotary Club Pietersburg 100, with Margaret Malatji, APD Limpopo fundraiser.

Nappy donation assists disabled KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za

Limpopo Dairies won a Diamond Award, first position overall, in the category for Agriculture (dairy)

Boss Personnel won a Diamond Award, in the category for Personnel Recruitment Agencies.

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Hillary Construction won a Diamond Award, 1st position overall, in the category for Construction Companies & Road Maintenance Companies.

Pest Control Specialists won a Diamond Award, 1st place overall, in the category for Pest Control Companies.

Carers of disabled children were delighted to accept a donation of disposable nappies from the Association for Persons with Disability (APD) Limpopo thanks to the generosity of Rotary Club Pietersburg 100 in Polokwane on Friday. Margaret Malatji, APD Limpopo fundraiser said there is always an enormous need for disposable nappies for disabled babies, children and adults. She thanked the Rotary Club for their open-handedness and appealed to others to bear in mind the everyday needs of the disabled when considering donations. Recipients Mosibudi and Puledi Maputla on behalf of Paballo Maputla, and Peggy Maake on behalf of Maphifo Maake were effusive in their gratitude. “Nappies are always a worry and even though they are expensive, they are a necessity,” Maake said. For further information contact social worker Brian Tigere or Malatji on 015 291 1787 or send an email to socialwork@adplimpopo.co.za or awareness@apdlimpopo.co.za. People can also visit APD Limpopo’s website at www.apdlimpopo.co.za or Facebook page APD Limpopo.

Happy to receive a donation of disposable nappies for young Paballo Maputla, are Mosibudi and Puledi Maputla. With them is Margaret Malatji, APD Limpopo fundraiser.


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Big cheers for Meropa Hotel’s first birthday and that could all be attributed to the hardworking staff. He emphasised that the hotel was their latest project but they un Meropa personnel are planning to revamp the who have a sweet tooth entire complex soon in order were treated to a cake to keep their standard high beand champagne when celcause they value their customebrating Meropa Hotel’s first ers. “We are excited to celebrate birthday last Wednesday. This state-of-the-art facility the hotel’s first birthday. People love our style and we appreciate opened its doors last year the support from the public. We and has become a favourite will continue to do our best to destination for many visitors make sure that our customers to the province. The hotel enjoy their stay at our facility,” was ranked first among the Guthrie said. five top hotels in Polokwane Hotel Manager Bongani Sikoby ReviewPro a few months sana thanked the staff for their after opening its doors. Peter hard work and reiterated that Guthrie, Meropa’s General the hotel wouldn’t be a success Manager, called it a great without them. He urged them to achievement and added that continue with the good spirit to they hope to remain in the lure more visitors to the hotel, lead for many years. He said the hotel continued to receive adding that the hotel was doing well business wise. Sikosana positive reviews from visitors concluded by saying most >> More photos on people prefered Meropa Hotel because of their www.observer.co.za great service.

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Voice of Lim ANC executive is one of few new sheriffs in town PHOTOS: YOLANDE NEL

Donald Selamolela projects a viewpoint during his conversation with Polokwane Observer.

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Sun Meropa management cut the cake as they celebrate Meropa Hotel’s first birthday last Wednesday. They are Raksha Gunpath, Promotions and Entertainment Manager, Bongani Sikosana, Hotel Manager, Peter Guthrie, General Manager, Matjatji Harpestad, Promotions and Entertainment, and Vuma Makinana, Hotel Duty Manager.

UL scientists name parasite after Vice Chancellor HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert.observer@gmail.com

The newly discovered parasite Mediorhynchus mokgalongi is named after UL, Vice-Chancellor and Principal Mahlo Mokgalong.

A team of scientists at the University of Limpopo’s (UL) Biodiversity Department has named a new specimen of parasite found inside the intestines of the bird during their research after the institution’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal Mahlo Mokgalong. Mediorhynchus mokgalongi was discovered by the team while examining a dead Karoo Thrush found dead in the city in 2013. Senior Researcher Ali Halajian reportedly said they decided to name the parasite after Mokgalong to honour him for his significant contribution to the field of Parasitology and as he has written extensively in Zoology with particular interest in bird parasites. “Not many people know that Mokgalong is a qualified zoologist who did extensive research on bird

parasites in the past.” Halajian stated that Mokgalong was pleased and honoured to have the parasite named after him. He also explained that the dead thrush had evidently not suffered physical harm and that had raised his eyebrows as a scientist. “In collaboration with Australian counterparts the scientists revealed three new specimens of the parasite found inside the intestines of the bird. As these parasites damaged the intestines, we can conclude that the bird was probably killed by the parasites.” Halajian believes that this discovery will add to South Africa’s fauna that boasts one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, with over 65 500 known species of which the majority are insects.

Winter Knights grin and bear the cold for charity KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za Members of Round Table Impala 157 braved the cold in short sleeves all in the name of charity during their Winter Knights project, which culminated in a gathering at one of the entrances to Savannah Mall in Polokwane recently. Speaking on behalf of the round tablers, Walter Groenewald said they were grateful to everyone who supported the project. “We especially want to thank Limpopo Toyota, Vodacom Regional,

Pep Regional Polokwane, Ten Pin on Grimm, Beauty Bliss, Savannah Mall and Cabellos hair salon.” Pep Regional Polokwane made the huge donation of blankets worth R10 000. Besides a cash amount of R1 700 being collected on the night, a lot of clothing, blankets and food were also received, Groenewald concluded. PHOTO: KAREN VENTER

Reghardt Joubert, Johan Prinsloo, John Greyling, Walter Groenewald, Liezl Smit and Shaun van Heerden face the cold in the name of charity.

Finalists cross fingers for Bwasa awards BARRY VILJOEN >>barryv.observer@gmail.com

At time of going to press, finalists for the Businesswomen of the Year competition of the Limpopo branch of the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (Bwasa) that was scheduled to take place at Sun Meropa yesterday (Wednesday) evening, had their fingers crossed in anticipation of the announcement of the winners. Sixteen bright women were selected as the finalists in the categories Emerging Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneur, Corporate, Professional, Youth Entrepreneur and Social Entrepreneur.

Lerato Sekgobela and Livhuwani Nenzhelele were the finalists in the Youth Entrepreneur section, Prenisha Rajdev and Connie Morgets in the Corporate section and Joanah Ngoasheng and Sandra Jansen van Rensburg in the Social Entrepreneur section. In the Professional section, the finalists were Ellen Moila, Samba de Oliviera, Precious Moloi-Motsepe. Right: Mmabogoshi Msiza

Molatelo Mashabane and Matshidiso Kanjere, while Sheena Stander, Mpho Ndou and Katryn Celliers competed in the Established Entrepreneur section. Cate Oliphant, Kgadi Mushi and Cynthia Ndou were the finalists in the Emerging Entrepreneur section. Renowned businesswoman, cofounder, chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Motsepe Foundation and also founder and chairperson of Africa Fashion International, Precious Moloi-Motsepe, was scheduled to be the guest speaker. This year’s theme was ‘The Economy is a Woman’. See Polokwane Observer’s full coverage of the event in next week’s edition.

There are a few new young ANC sheriffs in town, cracking the whip on party matters and setting the pace for the way things will supposedly be done in future. And with their inclusion in the provincial executive of the organisation in Limpopo they don’t only bring along characteristics like tech savvyness, but a determination often observed among youthful cadres. Donald Selamolela, who was recently appointed as the ruling party’s Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) spokesperson and chairperson of the subcommittee on communications of the ANC PEC in Limpopo, is one of a handful younger generation leaders in the collective and tasked with guarding Brand ANC. In an interview with Polokwane Observer he spoke about the big responsibility resting upon him, a gigantic task that lies ahead way beyond the 2019 elections. He was quick to point out that he had not been exposed to the communications space before, but considering the fact that his current position as Director of Youth Development in the Office of the Premier required media coordination and interaction, the new challenge was not altogether foreign territory. Selamolela mentioned he was optimistic about being able to learn with the guidance of others and be equal to the task. One of his main responsibilities would be to guard the party brand and the most important thing as they guard the brand, some of the current challenges entailed how people have been perceiving the ANC. Hence one of his immediate tasks was to bring about the human face to the ANC, which was what the party was and has always been about – caring about its members and society, that was responsive and outrightly communicated with South Africans, he indicated. Within a short space of time the newly elected PEC of the ANC had started turning the tides by covering the entire province to spread the message that there was no room for the shortcomings of yesterday, Selamolela reiterated. He expressed that renewal, unity and jobs were central to their message. With the continuous emphasis on unity in party ranks it didn’t meant members couldn’t have different views on issues but that they had a common purpose of turning around the lives of the people of South With ANC Provincial Secretary Soviet Lekganyane during the closing session of the recent ANC Peter Mokaba Regional Conference at Bolivia Estate.

Africa, he reckoned. According to Selamolela there was the perception that as an organisation they were divided and if divided they could not deliver a better life for all, therefore it was important at all times to find a point of convergence. Unity didn’t mean conformity though, but robustly differing opinions and at arrival at the point of convergence unity was sacrosanct, he added. The ANC needed to be united for the sake of uniting society, he reckoned. With the youth and female factors having been introduced to the recently elected ruling party PEC, Selamolela expressed the need for a collective generational mix and female empowerment being non-negotiable as a constitutional imperative. As the conversation turned to a perceived non-availability of party leaders to address issues leading to service delivery protests and the ongoing culture of disrespecting time to which he said it was a tendency that over time had evolved in ranks and had to be nipped in the bud. By doing so Selamolela added that “as leaders we have to walk the talk” and be seen defeating it. He continued saying if they didn’t value time people would be losing confidence in them for not honouring time meant a sense of disrespect. Starting this month the ANC PEC would embark on visits to the regions to their deployees within municipalities across the province to communicate one message relating to the spirit of servitude. It meant that in everything they did they had to be guided by it, that hey had to be available when people needed then, be on time, answer questions to their level best and serving people without expectation of anything material, he added. All and sundry, including the older bulls in the herd, have appreciated the need to turn the tides and renewed energy to carry them forward. Asked whether his utterances constituted election talk, he responded saying they didn’t exist for elections and made it clear it wasn’t an electioneering statement. It was an interesting time for the ANC and in the Thuma Mina spirit they were going to be doing things differently, he opined. After alll said, the party elephant in the room evidently remains too gigantic to be forced out by a single younger spokesperson adamant to effect change on his own, be it lip service or not. It remains to be seen whether a display of youthful determination could manage to move the oldster so set in its ways.


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Boston City Campus strengthens relations with schools HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert.observer@gmail.com

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oston City Campus & Business College met with 50 educators from various schools from the province in Polokwane on Friday at their annual Teacher’s Forum that aims to strengthen relations with educators and learners. Boston handed over bursaries worth R10 000 to each of the schools to be used at the school’s discretion to help learners who want to further their studies at Boston City Campus & Business College. The event also gave educators an opportunity to talk about perceived gaps in tertiary education offerings and other education related matters. The management gave out vouchers from local businesses such as House of Asante Spa during the lucky draw. Newly appointed Branch Manager for Polokwane Boston City Campus and Business College, Sewela Shikweni gave a short overview of the institution while also sharing some of its successes with the educators. “This was also an opportunity for us to share information about the courses that we offer and our study methodology with our guests so that they can go back and brief their learners.” The campus offers courses that cover a broad spectrum of fields. They are registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution and is accredited by the Financial Management Institute of South Africa and the Institute of the Certified Bookkeepers. Boston is also accredited by several Skills Education Training Authorities and is a member of the Microsoft IT Academy Programme. The flexibility of their study methods helps prevent dropouts and makes it possible for students who are also employed full-time to access tertiary studies.

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Round Tablers help feed less fortunate KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za Round Table Impala 157 donated food to Meals on Wheels recently as part of their national Winter Knights initiative. Speaking on behalf of Round Table Impala 157, Walter Groenewald shared a little of the Winter Knights initiative's history. “Winter Knights is s home-grown and hands on Round Table project that was first adopted as an association alignment project in 2010. The initial concept originated as an almost social experiment with Tablers having to spend a few hours outdoors in winter wearing light clothing. In so doing, they experienced first-hand the burning cold suffered by so many less fortunate people in their communities.” “The project has evolved over the years with everything from trolleys being filled at shopping malls, door-to-door collections, corporate donations, creating campaigns with big corporates and finally initiatives that evoke the passion of entire towns and cities to rally behind the Winter Knights.”

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Cheryl Gibson, Meals on Wheels and John Greyling, Round Table Impala 157.

The college which is also recognised by CompTIA (USA) as a top training and certification partner, was previously voted the Best Computer Training College in The Star Newspaper’s ‘Your Choice’ awards and ‘Coolest College’ by Sunday Times Generation Next Survey. Last year it was bestowed an Outstanding Leader Africa award from CompTIA for exemplary partnership. Top Customer Service Delivery Partner award and a special award for Public Sector Project. Shikweni said students are welcome

to use Boston’s facilities if they don’t have access to the internet at home or work places. “We have Interactive Technology-based training Methodology that allows selfpaced learning. Students have an opportunity to write two qualifying formative assessments before sitting for a summative assessment. Fees are fully inclusive of study guides, textbooks and all tuition,” Shikweni explained. She thanked their sponsors, Goseame Wholesalers, House of Asante and SouthGate Lodge, for their support.

Sewela Shikweni, Polokwane Branch Manager for Boston Campus and Business College, middle with visiting educators from Mahwibitsane Secondary School, Setsei Mashilo and Ramaisela Molala. PHOTO: HERBERT RACHUENE


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POLOKWANE OBSERVER

Properties profile>> Agency: Leapfrog Property Group What advice do you have for buyers? Be pre-approved as soon as you have made the decision to buy To what do you ascribe your success? Hard work and good relations with clients What is the current trend in the local market? Financial institutions are very strict and buyers struggle to qualify

Adri Cronje

TO LET

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

TO LET

BODORP BACHELOR

1 BED | 1 BATH | 1 PARKING

R3 405 PER MONTH

TOWNHOUSE

2 BED | 2 BATH | 1 CARPORT

R5 896 PER MONTH

TOWNHOUSE

2 BED | 2 BATH | 1 CARPORT

R6 900 PER MONTH

BENDOR TOWNHOUSE

2 BED | 2 BATH | 1 PARKING

R8 135 PER MONTH

TOWNHOUSE

3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 GARAGE

R7 469 PER MONTH

TOWNHOUSE

3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 GARAGES

R11 714 PER MONTH

CBD FLATS

1 BED | 1 BATH

R3 880 PER MONTH

FLATS

2 BED | 1 BATH

R4 300 PER MONTH

BACHELOR

1 BED | 1 BATH

TOWNHOUSE

2 BED | 1 BATH | 1 GARAGE

R6 800 PER MONTH

TOWNHOUSE

3 BED | 1 BATH | 2 GARAGES

R5 583 PER MONTH

JAIT

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FLORA PARK R4 400 PER MONTH

IVY PARK

RENTAL AGENTS 061 549 7766

JOYCE

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078 019 3958

MELISSA

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OFFICE DETAILS

015 298 8717 | www.chaseverittpolokwane.co.za 17 Ismini Avenue, Ismini Office Park, Hillary Drive, Bendor

ANTON 0 8 2 4 4 3 6 0 3 9

J AMES 0 7 2 2 3 6 7 3 1 0

PETER 0 7 3 2 1 9 4 5 3 8

GRETH A 0 8 2 8 0 2 1 8 7 4

VICTOR 0 7 3 0 6 6 6 8 0 5

EDUAN PARK

J ACOB 0 8 2 4 6 6 8 3 6 6

INA 0 7 9 5 9 7 8 6 3 6

R1 956 000

SIMON 0 8 2 4 7 6 8 9 1 6

Wees ‘n alledaagse held vir Loslitdag KAREN VENTER >>karen@observer.co.za Wees ‘n held en ondersteun persone met gestremdhede op Loslitdag, 7 September. Vanjaar se tema is om ‘n alledaagse held vir persone met gestremdhede te wees en is daarop gemik om ‘n reuse stap nader aan die uiteindelike doelwit te wees om ‘n nasie te hê wat niemand uitsluit nie en te verseker dat almal se menseregte in ag geneem word. Al wat jy moet doen is om ‘n plakker teen R10 by deelnemende instansies, besighede en begunstigde organisasies te koop en volgens die tema aan te trek. Polokwane Nasorgsentrum en die Vereniging vir Persone met Gestremdhede (APD) is van die instansies wat plakkers in die stad verkoop. Polokwane Nasorgsentrum sentrummatrone, Saartjie du Toit, en APD Limpopo Loslitdag-proPolokwane Nasorgsentrum se inwoners en sentrummatrone, Saartjie du jekleier, Margaret Malatji, het die publiek en Toit, agter in die middel, moedig inwoners aan om ‘n plakker te koop en per- ander organisasies aangemoedig om ander aan sone met gestremdhede op Loslitdag te ondersteun. FOTO: KAREN VENTER te spoor om Loslitdag te ondersteun. “Daar is ‘n reeks fantastiese Loslitdag-hemde en Tel: 015 298 8151/91 pette om jou plakkers aan te vul, maar daar Woodworx Park is beperkte voorraad. Industria Street, Office 1 Plaas bestellings vroeg en sit ‘n glimlag op die Polokwane gesigte van almal wat jy ken.” O F F I C E S AN D S TO R AG E F O R R E N T: TO WN H O U S E F O R R E N T: B E N D O R 3 B E D R O O M TO WN H O U S E F O R WO O D WO R X P AR K – Available R E N T:S TE R P AR K 2 B edr, bathr, living area, small Deelnemende N O W 3 B edr, 2 bathr, living & dining area, - Office x 3, kitchen, bathrooms, garden, s/ carp ort – R 5 4 2 0 ( N ow) maatskappye sluit carp ort – R 8 4 8 0 ( N ow) storage sp ace, p arking – R 4 5 0 0 0 ( ex cl V at) Game, Toys and Ba- Office space with alarm system, air- con, kitchen ( 5 2 m² ) – R 7 4 7 5 bies R Us en Express - Office space with alarm system, Stores in. air- con, kitchen ( 7 2 m² ) – R 7 4 7 5 - Office space with alarm system, air-con, kitchen Loslitdag is Suid( 5 2 m² ) – R 7 4 7 5 - Office space with alarm system, air-con, kitchen Afrika se grootste ( 7 0 m² ) – R 9 2 0 0 - Office space with alarm system, air-con, kitchen fondsinsameling- en ( 7 0 m² ) – R 9 2 0 0 bewusmakingsveldtog B AC H E L O R R O O M S F O R R E N T: L AD AN N A vir persone met geH O U S E F O R R E N T: B E N D O R 3 B E D R O O M D U P L E X TO WN H O U S E • O p en- p lan room with bathroom, s/ carp ort – R 3 0 9 0 ( N ow) • O p en- p lan room with bathroom, s/ carp ort – R 3 1 4 0 ( S ep t’ 1 8 ) F O R R E N T: E AG L E ’ S C R E S T E S TATE 2 B edr, bathr, living area, kitchen, stremdhede en die 2 B E D R F L ATS F O R R E N T: 3 B edr, 3 bathr, living & dining room, • C ycad: M op anie P ark: 2 bedr, 2 bathr, living area, small garden, garden, lock- up carp ort – R 6 9 0 0 vlagskipprojek van die lock- up carp ort – R 6 3 0 0 ( N ow) kitchen, small garden, s/ garage, ( N ow) • K oraal R etirement V illage: 2 bedr, bathr, living & dining area, s/ s/ carp ort – R 1 0 2 0 0 ( N ow) carp ort ( no p ets) ( P ensioners only) - R 5 0 0 0 ( N ow) Nasionale Raad van • L adanna: Thornbush: 2 B edr, bathr, living area, s/ carp ort – R 4 1 0 0 ( S ep t’ 1 8 ) Persone met Ge• B endor: S overby: 2 B edr, bathr, living area, small garden, s/ carp ort – R 4 5 9 0 ( Aug’ 1 8 ) stremdheid in Suid-Af2 B E D C O TTAG E F O R R E N T: M Y N G E N O E G E N P L O T: • 2 B edr, bathr, living & dining area, kitchen, garden, d/ carp ort – rika. Skakel Polokwane R 5 8 9 0 ( N ow) H O U S E F O R R E N T: D O O R N B U L T P L O T Nasorgsentrum by 082 • 3 bedr, 2 bathr, living & dining area, garden – R 8 1 6 0 ( S ep t’ 1 8 ) WAR E H O U S E & O F F I C E S F O R R E N T: 257 3857 of die APD • Warehouse space & 5 offices, ablution, kitchen, parking ( 1 5 4 1 m² ) – R 1 0 0 0 0 0 ( ex cl V at) by 015 291 1787.

15A Schoeman Street, Polokwane, 0700 P.O. Box 1961, Polokwane, 0699 Tel: 015 295 3134 Fax: 015 295 3161 reception@aidapolokwane.co.za www.aida.co.za

ROSEMARY 0 8 2 8 0 4 9 7 2 5

RINA 0 8 2 9 2 9 9 1 7 1

FLORA PARK

August 9, 2018

J U LIET ( In t e r n ) 0 7 4 2 3 6 9 5 5 3

ANITA ( Re n t a l In t e r n ) 0 8 1 5 5 4 4 8 1 7

MMATH ABO ( In t e r n ) 0 8 2 9 5 9 7 5 9 8

R1 450 000

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NICO - 0 8 2 6 8 9 7 8 6 5

DALMADA – R4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 ha Plot with 8 f oot electric Secu rity f ence arou nd . Architect d esigned 4 b ed room d welling with openplan kitchen, lou nge, scu llery , pantry , washing room d ou b le garage, u nd ercover parking x 6 and neat gard en. Bar entertainm ent area, lapa with b u ilt- in b raai, swim m ing pool, eq u ipped b orehole, 2 x workers’ room s.

STEPH EN – 0 8 2 5 5 8 3 5 2 5

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INA 079 597 8636

BASKOPPIES – R2 7 1 5 0 0 0

BASKOPPIES – R8 1 5 0 0 0 PER PLOT

H OSPITAL PARK – R3 8 0 0 0 0 0

± 2.8ha Sm allhold ing with a ± 820 m ² warehou se f or sale

7 Agricu ltu re sm allhold ings, ± 2.8ha each, f or sale.

YVETTE - 0 8 3 7 6 3 7 6 7 7 / SOLET - 0 8 2 4 9 8 4 4 1 5

YVETTE - 0 8 3 7 6 3 7 6 7 7 / SOLET - 0 8 2 4 9 8 4 4 1 5

SOU TPANSBERG MOU NTAINS – R2 2 0 0 0 0 0 ( NEGOTIABLE)

STER PARK – R2 1 5 0 0 0 0 NEGOTIABLE

OFFICE BLOCK FOR SALE POLOKW ANE – R5 8 5 0 0 0 0

Lovely 3 b ed room and 2 b athroom f am ily resid ence with d ou b le garage ( au tom ated d oors) , stu d y , 2 lou nges, d ining room , scu llery , lau nd ry , b ig stoep ( entertainm ent area) , swim m ing pool, b orehole, water tanks, irrigation sy stem , estab lished d ry gard en, Cricket nets, Electric f encing, m otorised gate, servant’ s q u arters, storeroom and 2 carports. Id eal opportu nity to b u y neat, low m aintenance resid ential d welling in a popu lar u pm arket area.

A ea arc i ec desi ned office lock for sale j u st ou tsid e the CBD. Access control d esigned to accom m od ate 2 d if f erent tenants. Total lettab ale area 440 m ² , 13 parking b ay s. Water tanks, air- cond itioning and ex ternal plu g f or generator.

Townhou se com plex f or sale! ! ! 6 Townhou ses: 1 and 2 Bed room s.

YVETTE - 0 8 3 7 6 3 7 6 7 7

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Rental properties REQUIRED!

R760 000

COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME

EDU AN PARK – R1 9 5 5 0 0 0 This is a b eau tif u l old school b u t neat hou se in a q u iet area with a hu ge y ard and enou gh parking. It has electric f encing and a b orehole. Cosy b raai area and hu ge swim m ing pool. 4 Bed room s and 2 b athroom s, an open- plan d ining and living area. This is the perf ect hom e f or y ou and y ou r f am ily .

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Mo u n t a i n Br e a k a w a y - ± 2 5 0 h a In the heart of the Sou tpansb erg m ou ntains in the Lou is Trichard t area. An u ntou ched piece of natu re id eal f or a weekend b reakaway . This property lies in a cany on with m ou ntains as natu ral b ord ers. Gam e on the property : giraf f e, b lu e wild eb eest, im pala, leopard , a oons e c o foun ains o in in o an ear dam Im provem ents inclu d e a sm all cottage- ty pe hou se with ab lu tion f acilities. The property is sold together with a Back Actor, Tractor and som e im plem ents.

STEPH EN – 0 8 2 5 5 8 3 5 2 5 RENTALS - RESIDENTIAL • St e r p a r k – R9 9 0 0 p . m . Be s k i k b a a r 1 Se p t e m b e r 2 0 1 8 3 Slaapkam erhu is m et 2 b ad kam ers Ko n t a k Ni c o 0 8 2 6 8 9 7 8 6 5 • BENDOR - To w n h o u s e R6 0 0 0 p . m . 2 Bed room s, 1 Bathroom , Kitchen , Open- plan living area, Gard en, Garage Co n t a c t Ni c o / Tr a c y 0 1 5 2 8 7 3 3 0 0 • Ko r a a l 2 – R4 5 0 0 p . m . 1 slaapkam er, oopplan sitkam er / eetkam er, toeslu it m otoraf d ak. Water en ligte u itgeslu it. Ko n t a k Ni c o : 0 8 2 6 8 9 7 8 6 5

STEPH EN – 0 8 2 5 5 8 3 5 2 5

RENTALS In d u s t r i a l Pr o p e r t i e s • Magna V ia ( SAB) 260 m ² @ R55 p/ m ² ( New) Co m m e r c i a l Pr o p e r t i e s • Land d ros Mare Street - Arcad e Retail Space 70 m ² @ R8 000 p.m . ex cl. V at Re t a i l • Land d ros Mare Street – 360 m ² @ R45 000 ex cl. V at Offices Office close o cour 1 7 m 1 e cl a • Hans van Rensb u rg 160 m ² @ R16 000 p.m . ex cl. V at St e r k l o o p Ko m p l e k s • Winkel 63 m ² @ R110 p/ m ² ( BTW u itgeslu it) Water & krag ingeslu itTans b eskikb aar R7 500. • Winkel 36 m ² @ R110/ m ² ( BTW u itgeslu it) Water & krag ingeslu it – 1/ 8/ 2018 • Kantoor 100 m ² @ R80/ m ² ( BTW u itgeslu it) Water & krag volgens aparte m eter – 1/ 8/ 2018 • Winkel 493 m ² @ R60/ m ² ( BTW u itgeslu it) Water & krag volgens aparte m eter – 1/ 8/ 2018 Ko n t a k St e p h e n – 0 8 2 5 5 8 3 5 2 5

STEPH EN – 0 8 2 5 5 8 3 5 2 5

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STORAGE TO LET We can store from bikes to big boats. From R400 p.m. Polokwane Self Storage 082 446 4574 079 493 6198 __________________

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Double-storey House in Bendor - R11 800.00 p.m. 1 Bedroom Townhouse in Bendor - R4 250.00 p.m.

Modern New Townhouses Ivy Park R700,000.00 to R800,000.00

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22 Industria St, Industria, Polokwane 0713

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EK KOOP ENIGE GOUE JUWELE VIR KONTANT Al is dit gebreek. Ek kom u sien, waar u ook al is. Skakel of SMS Deon 074 067 2064 __________________

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3 SLP RONDAWELHUIS OP PLOT R6 000 p.m. deposito verlang. Beskikbaar 1 Sept 2018. Skakel 072 544 8836 of 082 454 0546 __________________ FLORA PARK SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM HOUSE & 2 BEDR FLAT Lock-up garage. Available immediately. Rent R12 050 p.m. Contact 015 296 2785 or Blanche 082 851 9531 __________________ PENINA PARK SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE Lock-up garage. Available 1 Aug 2018. Rent R5 150 p.m. Contact 015 296 2785 or Blanche 082 851 9531 __________________

OFFICE TO LET AMY PARK

110 m² - IMM Prepaid electricity Rental: R12 650 (includes Vat) Levy: R460 (includes Vat) Parking additional. Reference TC 761 Contact Florence: 086 111 6011/ 015 295 2305 or email John at pprops@mweb.co.za

Northview R11 800 (House) 4 Bed, 3 Bath, braai, double garage and in a secure area Ivy Park R7 000 (House) 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Walled, Electric fence Ivy Park R9 200 (House) 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Lounge, Dining room, Domestic room, Garage and carport Rethabile Gardens R6 100 (House) 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Alarm, Carport Rethabile Gardens R6 300 (House) 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Double carport, walled and electric fence Bo-Dorp R12 000 (House) 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Double garage, Double carport

Ons lewer af.

Rethabile Gardens R4 300 (House) 2 bed, 1 Bath, Open-plan, Walled

Basie Brand 082 968 1998

Serala View R12 000 (House) 4 Bed, 4 Bath, Study, Double garage, Walled with electric fence

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TO LET

BACHELOR WOONSTEL ±4 km vanaf SAB op plot. Geen kinders of troeteldiere. Huur R2 600 p.m. W&L ingesluit. Dep verlang. Skakel Johan 083 459 7046 __________________ ELMADAL HOEWE 4 SLAAPKAMER WONING ±12 km op die ou Mokopane pad. R10 000 p.m. + dep, Krag uitgesluit. 12 nagsig kameras, beams + gew reaksie. Opsie om te koop. R2,4 mil. Beskikbaar 1 Sept 2018. Skakel Hannes 082 804 5597 __________________ GEMEUBILEERDE BACHELOR RONDAWEL Beskikbaar 1 Sept 2018. Huur R2 800 p.m. W&L ingesluit, deposito verlang. Skakel 082 454 0546 of 072 544 8836 __________________

Bendor R6 000 (Townhouse) 2 Bed, 1 Bath, Carport, Secure Welgelegen R7 200 (Townhouse) 3 Bed, 1½ Bath, Dining room, Lounge, Lock-up Garage and in a secured area Ivy Park R6 200 (Townhouse) 2 bed, 1 Bath, open-plan kitchen, Carport (available from 1 Sept)

Contact: Anita - 081 554 4817

FLATS FOR REN T TIMB AVATI 2 B edrooms 1 S eptember 2018 Prepaid electricity Rent R4 400 Reference TC 779

ES LEO CB D 1 B ED ROOM IMM

Prepaid electricity Rent R3 800 Reference TC 768

S H OP TO LET KRU G ER S TREET IMM

Prepaid electricity Rent R6 555 includes Vat and levy Reference TC 781 Contact Florence: 086 111 6011/ 015 295 2305 or email John at pprops@mweb.co.za

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Houses Fauna Park 2 Bed/2 Bath R7 240-00 p.m. Prepaid electricity Water account from Agent Capricorn R7 100-00 p.m. Water prepaid. Electricity included. Shops Hospital Park Magazyn Street R7 410-00 p.m. Prepaid electricity Water account from Agent Bachelor and 1 Bedroom Flats available from R2 850 to R4 240 per month For more Info Please call 015 295 4537/8 081 409 6794 View on Property 24 and www.stipecprop.co.za

ERA POLOKWANE HOUSES

IVY PARK – R5 570 3 Bedr, 1 bathr, double garage – Available Imm VILLA ZANDER – R7 500 3 Bedr, 2 bathr, Double Garage – Available Imm ESTATE – R14 500 6 Bedr, 4 bathr, dining room, lounge, kitchen, prepaid electricity, double garage, kids friendly, dog friendly - Available Imm OAK RIDGE – R4 600 2 Bedr, 1 bathr, Roll-up Garage Door - Available – 1 September BENDOR ESTATE – R14 000 3 Bedr, 2 bathr, lounge, kitchen, braai area Available Imm BENDOR – R4 500 1 Bedr, 1 bathr, dining room, lounge, garage Available Imm FLATS BENDOR – R4 300 1 Bedr, 1 bathr, kitchen, courtyard - Available Imm LADANNA – R5 940 3 Bedr, 1 bathr, kitchen, lounge, garage Available Imm BODENSTEIN – R5 500 2 Bedr, 1 bathr, kitchen, carport - Available Imm OFFICES - Thys OFFICES IN CBD – R 3200 Water and Electricity included OFFICES IN BENDOR – R156 p/m² OFFICES IN MARKET STREET – R2 000 p.m. OFFICES OPPOSITE LIMPOPO MALL – R1 000 p.m. OFFICES IN LANDDROS MARE – R16 500 p.m. OFFICES MARSHALL CHAMBERS – R5 600 p.m. INDUSTRIAL SITE With Offices, Ablution Facilities and Wash Bay. P.O.R. MARYNA – 061 546 1149 THYS – 083 702 0768 PENNY– 072 340 6596 OFFICE – 015 295 8527

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IN THE NORTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT, PRETORIA (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA) Case number: 2916/2003 In the matter between: Eskom Finance Company Soc Ltd Reg. no: 1990/001322/07 Plaintiff and Pika Timon Nkuna 1st Defendant Rosina Nkuna 2nd Defendant Notice of Sale Please take notice that the property describe hereunder will be sold voetstoots, in execution conducted in accordance to the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 as Amended, in pursuant of an order granted in the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria (Republic of South Africa) against the defendant for money owing to the plaintiff on Wedneday, 22 August 2018 at 10:00 at the Office of the Sheriff Polokwane, 66 Platinum Street , Ladine, Polokwane in terms of the conditions of sale which may be inspected at the offices of the Sheriff, 66 Platinum Street, Ladine, Polokwane. Certain: Erf 1270 Bendor Extension 16 Township Registration Division: L.S Limpopo Province In Extent: 953 (Nine Hundred Fifty Three) Square Metres; Held Under Deed of Transfer No: T9218/1997; Subject To the Conditions Contained in said title deed and specifically subject to the Reservation Of Mineral Rights. Address: 70A Bendor Drive, Bendor, Pietersburg. Improvements: (not guaranteed) 1 x kitchen 1 x dining room 1 x lounge 3 x bedrooms 2 x bathrooms 1 x study room Entrance hall 2 x garages The sale is subject to the

provisions of the High Court Act and Rules and the following:1. The sale shall be without reserve and property shall be sold to the highest bidder. 2. The purchase price of the property shall paid by way of deposit of 10% (Ten Percent) at the conclusion of the sale and for the balance of the purchase price within fourteen (14) days from date of sale. 3. The property and any improvements thereon shall be sold ‘voetstoots’. 4. The purchaser shall be liable for all arrear rates, taxes, charges etc. owing in respect of the property together with interest calculated on the purchase price as determined by the Execution Creditor. Dated at Pretoria on this the 22nd day of June 2018. Maphalla Mokate Conradie Inc Attorneys for the Plaintiff 1st Floor, Glen Gables Office Park cnr, Lynnwood Road & January Masilela Drive Lynnwood, Pretoria Tel: 012 369 6200 Fax: 012 348 4096 Ref: C MAPHALLA/KM/ MAT467 9/8 _________________

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NOTICE OF SURRENDER OF ESTATE OF A DEBTOR’S ESTATE SECTION 4(1) of THE INSOLVENCY ACT NO. 24 OF 1936 Notice of surrender of a debtor’s estate in terms of Section 4(1) of the Insolvency Act No. 24 of 1936 as amended. Notice is hereby given that application will be made to The High Court of South Africa (Limpopo Division), Polokwane on 6 September 2018 at 10:00 or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard of the acceptance of the surrender of the estate of: Name: Pieter Hendrick Christoffel Horn (Identity No. 750201 5002 08 0) Occupation: Warrant Officer Name: Magdil Horn (Identity No. 790325 0025 08 5) Occupation: Unemployed Address: c/o 9A Fairview Street, Modjadjiskloof Married in community of property and that the Statement of Debtor’s Affairs will lay for inspection at the office of the Master of the High Court Polokwane as well as Magistrate’s Court Modjadjiskloof for a period of fourteen (14) days from and including 10 August 2018. Signed at Polokwane on this 1st day of August 2018 Corrie Nel & Co Attorneys for the Applicant 25 Bodenstein Street Polokwane P.O. Box 1046 Polokwane, 0700 Tel: 015 291 4344 Fax: 015 291 1312 Email: comm@cnilaw. co.za 9/8 _________________ ESTATE NOTICE Liquidation and Distribution accounts in the Deceased Estate lying for inspection. In the estate of the late: Phuti Anthony Mokwele Identity number: 540829 5675 086 Estate number: 2062/2018 Last address: Stand 557, Unit B, Mankweng, Date of death: 08 February 2018 The First and Final Liquidation and Distribution account in the estate will be open for inspection for a period of 21 days at the office of the Master of High Court Polokwane and Magistrate’s Court of Mankweng. PMK Tladi & Associates Justice Palace 20 Schoeman Street P.O. Box 849 Polokwane, 0700 Docex 42 Tel: 015 295 2034 Fax: 015 295 3478 Ref: T/7713/2018/ MCM/SS 9/8 _________________


28 NOTICE OF SURRENDER OF A DEBTOR’S ESTATE SECTION 4(1) of THE INSOLVENCY ACT NO. 24 OF 1936 Notice of surrender of a debtor’s estate in terms of Section 4(1) of the Insolvency Act No. 24 of 1936 as amended. Notice Is Hereby Given That Application Will Be Made to the High Court of South Africa (Limpopo Division), Polokwane on 6 September 2018 at 10:00 or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard of the acceptance of the surrender of the estate of: Name: Paul Terblanche Booysen (Identity no. 730905 5060 08 9) Occupation: Branch Manager Name: Maryke Booysen (Identity no. 731207 0071 08 1) Occupation: Administrator

POLOKWANE OBSERVER Address: c/o 87 Herman Street, Fauna Park, Polokwane Married in community of property and that the Statement of Debtor’s Affairs will lay for inspection at the office of the Master of the High Court Polokwane for a period of fourteen (14) days from and including 10 AUGUST 2018. SIGNED at POLOKWANE on this 1st day of AUGUST 2018 CORRIE NEL & CO Attorneys for the Applicant 25 Bodenstein Street Polokwane P.O. Box 1046 Polokwane 0700 Tel 015 291 4344 Fax 015 291 1312 Email: comm@cnilaw. co.za 9/8 _________________

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ispute esolution fficial Consolidated employer s organisation re uires the services of a vi rant and dynamic dispute resolution official legal advisor to represent our mem ers at the CC A and or Bargaining Councils in the impopo Polokwane area he applicant must therefore e conversant with all CC A and Bargaining Council processes Applicants must e fluent in Afrikaans and English oth ver al and written and have a thorough theoretical and practical understanding knowledge of the outh African a our laws e uirements egal ualification degree B BCom Prefera ly admitted as an attorney ust have at least years practical e perience in conciliation ar itration and litigation E perience o tained during article will e considered ood working knowledge of la our legislation and in particular the A BCEA and EEA ood ver al and written communication skills egotiating skills ust have a valid driver s licence and roadworthy vehicle All applications must e sent via email to erenst ceosa org a


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New committee, prize giving at Lim Darts, Capricorn Association RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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he Capricorn Darts Association and Limpopo Darts Federation hosted their annual general meeting on the weekend to not only elect new committees but to also award players who excelled during the

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previous season. The Capricorn committee consist of Chairperson Hendrik van Jaarsveldt, Vice Chairperson George Fraser, Secretary Martha Mogoashoa, Treasurer and Public Relations Officer Susan van Jaarsveldt, Tournament Director Tinus Jacobs and additional members Lodi Fraser and Mapula Mashale. Hendrik van Jaarsveldt was also elected as President of the Limpopo Darts Federation with other committee members Hannes Smit (Vice President), Susan van Jaarsveldt

(Secretary and Public Relations Officer), Marietha le Roux (Treasurer), George Fraser (Tournament Director) and Karin Prinsloo and Barbie Mohlala (additional members). Cameron van Dyk was announced u.18 Player of the Year for Capricorn while Joshua Lordan received the same accolade for the Limpopo federation. Tinus and Anne Jacobs received trophies as Managers of the Year, Karin Prinsloo as most improved player and deaf member Attie Moller as most loyal member of Limpopo.

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Joshua Lordan is Limpopo Darts Federation’s u.18 Player of the Year. With him are the federation’s President Hendrik van Jaarsveldt and Vice President Hannes Smit.

Attie Moller a deaf member of Limpopo Darts Federation announced as most loyal member. With him is the federation’s Vice President Hannes Smit.

Black Leopards beat Polokwane City Football Club in a PSL opener HERBERT RACHUENE >>herbert.observer@gmail.com Black Leopards Football Club beat their provincial nemesis, Polokwane City Football Club 1-0 to win their first match of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday evening. Leopards‘s winning goal was scored by their longest serving player, Karabo Tsepe in the first half of the match from a free-kick. The victory sees Leopards in 6th position of the League and Polokwane City Football Club in 12th position, with no points. Spokesperson for Black Leopards, Berry Ramunenyiwa said the victory against Polokwane City Football Club has set a good tone for their season. “This is dream start for us. We wanted to start well and we did. This will motivate the players, especially those who don’t have PSL experience, to show them that there is nothing different about the league, it is just a new environment. We are in the PSL to stay, we don’t want to be visitors. We are here to compete and win trophies and we can’t afford to drop the standard,” Ramunenyiwa said. He added that preparations for their match against Highlands Park Football Club, who they meet today (Thursday) at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa, had begun. “It is going to be the clash of the titans. They are not easy customers, they gave us tough time last season. We drew against them

The Capricorn Darts Association committee members are, in front, George Fraser (Vice Chairperson), Hendrik van Jaarsveldt (Chairperson) and Martha Mogoashoa (Secretary). At the back are Tinus Jacobs (Tournament Director), Lodi Fraser and Mapula Mashale (additional members) and Susan van Jaarsveldt (Treasurer and Public Relations Officer). Left: Capricorn Darts Association’s u.18 Player of the Year Cameron van Dyk with the association’s Chairperson Hendrik van Jaarsveldt.

in our home match and lost the away encounter while still campaigning in the National First Division. We are expecting a tough match but we need to keep the momentum going and win such matches,” added Ramuneyiwa. Chief Executive Officer of Baroka Football Club, Morgan Mammilla said their 0-1 loss against Amazulu Football Club at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Saturday evening won’t deter their PSL campaign. “Look, it is every team’s dream to start the season well and we are no different. Football is a funny game, you lose some matches and you win some matches. We played well but we could not convert the chances we created. Again, teams that play well lose matches but we want to assure our supporters that going forward we will win most of the matches,” Mammilla said. He also stated that they have put their loss against Amazulu behind and turned their attention to Kaizer Chiefs Football Club whom they meet on Tuesday evening at the new Peter Mokaba Stadium. Mammilla said their match against Chiefs will be much easier compared to the other duels in the League. “There is no need to motivate players when they play against Kaizer Chiefs. This is big team in Africa and all the teams want to win against them. They beat us at home last season and we beat them in the away match and I believe we will walk away with three points on Tuesday,” Mammilla said.

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Established in terms of Section 92(1) of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No 36. of 1998) Government Gazette No 89/23053 Position title:

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Employer detail and Position Location:

The Association’s operational and administrative offices are situated at their Havercroft/Olifants River Bulk water supply utility, approximately 120 km south-east of Polokwane and 80 km northwest of Burgersfort.

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• Provide managerial leadership and input into LWUA organisational strategy and ensure implementation thereof. • Coordinate, manage and monitor the workings of various functions in the operations department and ensure uninterrupted supply of water to mines. • Manage the complexities of delivering bulk raw water through a steel/concrete lined pipe of various diameters, ±800-300 mm, system which has variable flow rate ±1200l/sec, pressure ±40 bar, 6 pump stations with different usage of current, electricity connections up to 22kv • Manage and ensure optimal use of human resources • Monthly water balance • Plan, develop and oversee implementation of budgets • Manage projects internally and provide oversight and sponsorship on behalf of LWUA to large projects implemented through external service providers. • Ensure compliance with legislative requirements, policies and procedures in line with the OHS Act • Manage stakeholder engagements and relationships • Must be medically fit • At least code 8 driver’s licence • Computer literacy

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• B Degree/Higher diploma in Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and job-related experience • General management • 7-10 years in experience in the Engineering environment with at least 3-5 years in a management/team leader role

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• LWUA will apply the Employment Equity principles as set out in Company’s Employment Equity policy • Only candidates who meet the above requirements or more, need to apply • Applicants who are not contacted within 21 days from the closing date, should consider their application unsuccessful.

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Suitably qualified candidates should forward detailed CVs to: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) P.O. Box 2075, POLOKWANE, 0700 E-mail: amanda@lebalelo.co.za

Closing date:

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Black Leopards Football Team before the start of their match against Polokwane City Football Club at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday evening.


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Lim girls’ rugby team eyes gold

First Lady Trust golf challenge raises over R1 million

he u.18 and u.16 girls’ rugby teams attached to the Limpopo Blue Bulls Rugby Union‘s Youth Training Centre (YTC) is aiming for gold at the South African Rugby Junior Girls Youth Training Centre National Tournament being played in Cape Town from tomorrow (Friday) until Saturday. The teams are comprised of aspiring rugby players from rural communities in the province and will take on teams from the other eight YTC stations in the country. Speaking on the final day of the team’s camp at Capricorn High School’s rugby field on Saturday, u.18 team captain, Setsiba Mmabatho said they simply have to do what it takes to win the tournament. “We will come home with the trophy. We prepared well for the tournament. Our preparations started in May already. We also had time to bond and get to know each other well and we can’t wait for the first

match of the tournament,” Setsiba said. Teballo Makola, YTC administrator at Limpopo Blue Bulls Rugby Union said she was confident that both teams would win gold. “We are aiming for position one with both teams and are resolute to bring home the trophy and make our schools and the province proud. Our chances of winning the trophy are very high as we have been preparing the teams well. We are confident that we will come back with good news,” Makola said She also thanked the principals from high schools in the rural areas for allowing them to introduce woman’s rugby in the schools. “It took us three months to form the team. We started earlier this year by introducing women’s rugby to different schools in the rural areas of Mopani, Capricorn, Vhembe and Sekhukhune Districts. It was easy because this different sporting code but the response was positive and we managed to come up with a good competitive squad from that initiative,” added Makola. PHOTO: HERBERT RACHUENE

The u.18 team’s forwards: Kwena Mabitsela, Morongoa Maleka and Rapelang Choshi, in front, with Lebogang Moholola, Maidi Choshi and Vaina Unbisi at the back.

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First Lady Margaret Mathabatha tees off at the annual fund-raising charity golf day on Friday.

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Premier Stan Mathabatha, Andrew Mlangeni and Joseph Rikhotso as they prepare to tee off. ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za Government officials, businesspersons and members of the public from as far as Gauteng joined Limpopo First Lady Margaret Mathabatha and her entire First Lady Trust team during the annual fund-raising charity golf day at Kameeldooring Country Club in Mokopane on Friday. The challenge is said to have been a success and Mathabatha reportedly said more than the envisaged R1 million was

raised on the day. The funds will be used to assist destitute families identified in an endeavour to provide respectful shelter wherever they reside in the province, she stated. The first lady has in the past five years been able to build more than five houses across the province, it was learnt. It was further reported that more than 60 professional and junior golfers had participated in this event including dignitaries such as Premier Stan Mathabatha, Andrew Mlangeni, Enoch Mashoala, Joe Mathebula, Alvinah Papo and Solly Shoke.

Pieties junior rugbyspanne blink uit in Virseker Bekerreeks

AUCTIONS

AUCTION SALE OF WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, ELECTRIC HAND TOOLS, MECHANICAL TOOL SETS, WORKSHOP ACCESSORIES, TRAILERS, TRUCK LOAD BINS, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND MUCH MORE Due to down scaling of workshop activities we are duly instructed thereto by the owners of Q & A Services, to sell by public auction on:

THURSDAY, 23 AUGUST 2018 AT 10:00 AT 40 GRANIET STREET, SUPERBIA POLOKWANE, LIMPOPO

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Eerstespanspeler, Taylor du Plessis, met ‘n stormlopie.

Marcelle de Villiers, o.15A, sit hom teë. RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com

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WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT: DMTG lathe 660x2000 with accessories; MAC-Afric drilling and milling machine; auto air-conditioner replenishing machine; mobile air-conditioner replenishing machine; air-conditioner flashing machine; BAC LT 270 compressor with 5.5 HP electrical motor; Terastra alternator test bench; auto electric test bench and equipment; auto diagnostic machine and accessories; truck diagnostic machine and accessories; various special test tools and equipment for auto motives; Termamax inverter welder; Termamax TIG welder; electric hacksaw; Rexon drill press; truck disc scheming machine and accessories; Pneumatic oil drain machine; 2x mechanical 2-post lifts (2.5 ton); electric pressure washer; petrol pressure washer; Makita cut off machine; Tonco welder; trolley jacks; bottle jacks; gearbox jacks; 10 ton press; trestles; mechanical tool sets; assorted hand tools and more OTHER: Hyva truck mount crane HC150 E2; 5x heavy duty compactor cylinders; Generator set with V10 Deutz engine; 2x 750kg 2-wheel trailers with 1.6 ton axle; 6 ton drop side load bin; 3.5 ton drop side load bin; 8 ton flatbed load bin; 8 ton closed truck load bin; truck body building frame with 3.5 ton chain block and crawler; large quantity scrap metal; steel workbenches; steel shelves; variety alternators and starters; variety engine spares and more OFFICE EQUIPMENT: Office desks and chairs; 2-door steel cabinets; steel cabinets; steel tables and 2x fridges AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This auction offers a large variety of items, too many to mention. Viewing one day prior to the auction or day of the auction or visit our webpage. List of items subject to change. All items to be sold “voetstoots”. CONDITIONS OF SALE: Cash or bank guaranteed cheque on the day of the auction. 15% VAT to be added where applicable. R2 000.00 (Two thousand rand) refundable buyers deposit All buyers to register before the auction and proof of identity and residential address are required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION – CONTACT THE AUCTIONEERS PROPERTY SERVICES AND AUCTIONEERS PLATINUM PLACE, 2 WATERMELON STREET, PLATINUM PARK PO BOX 1238 POLOKWANE TEL: 015 287 3300 - CELL: 083 635 0513 E-MAIL: adrinette@elistroh.co.za WEB: www.elistroh.co.za

Die jaarlikse Virseker Bekerreeks-wedstryde word deur uithalerskolerugby gekenmerk. Saterdag se kragmeting tussen Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) en Hoërskool Ben Vorster van Tzaneen was ook ‘n hittige stryd. Pieties se junior spanne het hul goed van hul taak gekwyt toe die o.15A- en B-span onderskeidelik 24-12 en 22-7 geseëvier het en die enigste spanne is wat Saterdag in die semifinaal teen Hoërskool Middelburg speel. Die o.14A-span van PHS het ‘n allemintige loesing van 5-38 op die hals gehaal. Die tweedespan het hard probeer, maar kon in ‘n taai wedstryd slegs 10 punte teenoor Vossies se 13 punte aanteken. Die eerstespan het ‘n goeie vertoning gelewer, maar Ben Vorster was te sterk en PHS het met 15-21 op hul baadjie gegee.


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iefde en passie nie net vir die spel nie, maar ook vir mekaar as span word aan Curro Heuwelkruin se o.16- en eerstemeisiehokkiespan se sukses tydens die naweek se Noordvaal-finaal vir kleinskole toegeskryf. Dié eerstespan het Saterdag skitterspel teen die Gekombineerde Skool Hendrina by die Vaal Universiteit van Teg-

nologie in Vanderbijlpark gelewer en hulle ‘n reuse loesing van 6-1 gegee. Renee Hough en Kayla Spies het elk twee doele aangeteken terwyl Moloko Mokobi en Bathabile Mahlake elk ‘n slag die bal doelkas toe gestuur het. Afrigter, Chanté Venter, is opgewonde oor die span se prestasie en sê hul sukses lê in hul passie en liefde vir die spel. Die o.16-span het ‘n naelbytwedstryd gehad, maar kon tog daarin slaag om hul opponente van Curro Roodeplaat met 1-0 te klop.

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Kruinies se eerstemeisiehokkiespan is Moya Leopeng, René Schwim, Bathabile Mahlake, Tawanda Gopa, Mosidi Mapheto, Moloko Mokobi en Chanté Venter (afrigter). Agter is Tharina Hartman, Thalia Perreira, Joane van Staden, Lieneke du Preez, Kayla Spies, Zanelle Swart, Quenique Chalmers, Ashden Venter, Odette Goosen, Renee Hough en Chantae Horn.

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The start of the race during the Lima qualifying round at Polokwane Game Reserve on Saturday.

Cross country trials for Lim colours Athletics (Lima) qualifying round organised by Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos (Oosskool) at Polokwane Game Reserve on Saturday. Lima chairperson Phillip Entres said 18 Some 700 athletes from different schools in the athletes in each age group were to be selected province competed for a spot in the provincial team that will represent Limpopo at the national and added that in excess of 44 age groups were cross country championships designated to be participating on the day. Last year two athheld in Port Elizabeth on 8 September. letes from Limpopo won their categories in the Athletes contested during the Limpopo national championships, a great achievement according to Entres. Event organiser, Nora Kohl said the gathering was a success and all the athletes had done their best. She indicated that this was the last round prior to the national championships and athletes who made it to Limpopo team would be announced by Lima later in the week. Cross country coach Disego Mashao from Makgatsike Primary School was delighted with the way the event was organised and remarked that the venue was perfect for cross country competitions. He also said he was attending the gathering to support his athletes and also learn how they could improve their skills in the future. Lima thanked Oosskool for organising the Athletes pushing themselves A view of the action during event. towards the finish line. one of the items. ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@observer.co.za

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AUCTIONS

AUCTION SALE OF RESIDENTIAL DWELLING IN CBD WITH POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE BUSINESS RIGHTS, POLOKWANE, LIMPOPO Duly instructed by JACOB DE KLERK, we will sell by public auction on:

THURSDAY, 16 AUGUST 2018 AT 10:00 AT 103 ONDER STREET, POLOKWANE LIMPOPO Kruinies se o.16-spanlede is Amo Maleke voor met die trofee en Carol-Lynn Nel (afrigter), Natalie Rentroia, Yvonne Claassens, Lara Prenzler en Steani de Wet (afrigter) in die middel. Agter is Danae Marais, Nadia Grove, Clarise Jacobsz, Elani Engelbrecht, Karabo Monyemangene, Jordan Macheka, Milencia Leliganyane, Summer Shikwane, Carli Spies en Ofentse Phogole.

Noordelikes-eerstes in Boet Fick-finaal RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Die ou Peter Mokaba Stadion was Saterdag met rugby-entoesiaste gepak wat die semifinaal van die jaarlikse Boet Fickliga aanskou het. Klubs van regoor die provinsie het sedert vroegmiddag kragte gemeet om te bepaal wie tot die finaal gaan deurdring. Noordelikes se tweedespan het teen die verdedigende kampioene van Northam Rhinos uitgedraf, maar kon sedert die begin van die wedstryd nie die mas opkom nie en het hul kans

op 'n plek in die finaal verbeur. Die eerstespan was van meet af gemotiveerd en het vir Potgietersrus Rugbyklub 'n harde tyd op die veld gegee. Beide spanne was ewe gretig vir 'n plek in die finaal dat die telling teen eindtyd 25 elk gelykop was. Met tien ekstra minute speeltyd aan albei kante het Noordelikes volstoom ingeklim en die skaal in hul guns met 46-32 geswaai. Die rooimasjien speel Saterdag tydens 'n wegwedstryd in die finaal teen Northam. Laasgenoemde se tweede- en derdespan speel ook in die finaal teen onderskeidelik Letaba en Amandelbult.

MotorX action this Saturday RC MYBURGH >>rc.observer@gmail.com Those who have not made any plans for the long weekend yet, can look forward to some adrenaline pumping action at Capricorn Racing Club (CRC) as they will be hosting one of the legs an inter-provincial challenge of the annual Limpopo MX Series on Saturday. Organiser Dean Rudiger said the day promises to be filled with action from some big names in the Limpopo and Gauteng rankings

battling it out on the race track. Racers will compete with 50cc to 450cc bikes and will cost R200 for the 50cc and R350 per entry for any other engine size. The event will be hosted at CRC on the Silicon road just outside Polokwane and is set to start at 10:00. Entry fees for spectators are R20 for adults while children can enter for free. Food and drinks will be on sale and Rudiger invites everyone to enjoy the day with them. For more information contact Rudiger on 082 448 7899.

THE PROPERTY: Portion 1 (remaining extent) of erf 333, Pietersburg, Registration Division LS, Limpopo Measuring: 723 m² IMPROVEMENTS: A residential dwelling built of plastered and painted outside brick walls under a pitched zinc roof with outbuildings that have been divided into rooms. The rooms have been constructed under a sloped zinc roof. The property as a whole needs attention. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is an ideal opportunity to acquire a property with potential to be developed for business or accommodation purposes. The current income of the property is approximately R13 000.00 per month (no lease agreements in place). Auction boards and route markers will be erected. Viewing by appointment with the auctioneers and on the day of the auction. CONDITIONS OF SALE: 20% (TWENTY PERCENT) deposit on day of the auction and the balance to be paid in cash or acceptable guarantees to be delivered within 30 (THIRTY) days after date of confirmation. Confirmation within 7 (SEVEN) days after date of sale. The rules of auction and sale conditions will be read out prior to the sale. Terms and conditions available on request. The auctioneers reserve the right to withdraw the property before the auction without prior notice. All potential buyers to register before the auction and proof of identity and residential address are required. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION – CONTACT THE AUCTIONEERS PROPERTY SERVICES AND AUCTIONEERS PLATINUM PLACE, 2 WATERMELON STREET, PLATINUM PARK PO BOX 1238 POLOKWANE TEL: 015 287 3300 - CELL: 082 558 3525 E-MAIL: adrinette@elistroh.co.za WEB: www.elistroh.co.za


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FOTO: KAREN VENTER

Juan Randall (10) het ‘n blink toekoms as swemkampioen.

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s tienjarige is Juan Randall reeds 'n uitblinker in die swembad wat tans bo aan Swem Suid-Afrika se ranglys in sy ouderdomsgroep vir verskeie items is. As lid van die plaaslike swemklub, Eagar Aquatics, spog hy met 'n rits goue medaljes wat hy sedert die begin van die jaar op nasionale vlak verwerf het en boonop drie nuwe rekords wat hy tydens die Sasol Winterkampioenskappe verbeter het. As negejarige het hy selfs 14-jariges uitgestof en is tydens die Suid-Afrikaanse Skole Swemkampioenskappe in Januarie as junior Victor Ludorum-swemmer aangewys. Tydens die Sasol Winterkampioenskappe in Junie verower hy nie net 12

medaljes waarvan agt goud, twee silwer en twee brons is nie, maar verbeter drie rekords in sy ouderdomsgroep; die 200 m-rugslag van 3:07 na 2:55, 100 m-rugslag van 1:25 na 1:22 en die 200 m-vryslag van 2:44 na 2:38. 'n Maand later verower hy ses goueen een silwermedalje in nege items by die TYR Prestige Swemtoenooi in Durban. Hy oefen tot vier dae per week vir sowat 90 minute per sessie onder leiding van sy afrigter, Ilani Swanepoel. “Dit is net die begin van groot dinge vir Juan. Hy is 'n harde werker wat al sy aandag op die spesifieke taak waarmee hy besig is fokus. Die klub is baie trots om hom as lid te hê.” Sy ma is in 'n motorongeluk oorlede toe hy maar drie jaar oud was en hy woon by sy ouma en oupa, Adri en James Cato. Volgens hulle is Juan ook graag by die huis in die swembad. “Hy oefen tuis met sy oupa se hulp en is mal daaroor om met sy niggies en nefies in die water te baljaar,” sê Adri. Juan, wat as sesjarige begin swem het, se talent is tydens Oosskool se graad R-swemgala ontdek waarna hy by Eagar Aquatics aangesluit het, volgens sy grootouers. Hy is nederig oor sy prestasies en benewens swem deel hy ook 'n groot liefde vir ander sportsoorte. Hy draf as

losskakel vir Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos se o.10A-rugbyspan uit en hou ook baie van krieket en landloop. Hy is egter nie net 'n sportuitblinker nie, maar bring ook sy kant op akademiese gebied en spog met 'n gemiddeld van 92% vir die afgelope tweede kwartaal. Wiskunde is sy gunstelingvak en wanneer hy nie in die swembad of agter die boeke is nie speel hy graag rekenaarspeletjies. Sy rolmodel is die Olimpiese goue medaljeswemmer, Chad le Clos, en hy wil graag in sy voetspore volg deur goue medaljes vir sy land in te palm. “My oupa sê altyd, 'dit wat jy insit is dit wat jy uitkry' so ek glo met harde werk sal ek my droom verwesenlik.” Verloor beteken vir hom dat jy net harder moet oefen. “Ek kompeteer teen myself en teen my vorige tye en nie teen ander deelnemers nie. Die beste raad wat ek by my swemafrigter kry is om altyd hard te skop en om nie rond te kyk nie. En nooit moed op te gee nie.” Juan se advies aan ander kinders wat graag wil presteer, is: “Wanneer jy jou beste gee, is jy 'n wenner vir jouself.”

Polokwane Observer 9 August 2018  
Polokwane Observer 9 August 2018  
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