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SHARPEVILLE. - It’s less than a year and three months since Mary Leburu’s family of five orphans were blessed with a house in Tshepiso, Sharpeville, last July, by two local mayors, Simon Mofokeng (Sedibeng District Municipality) and Greta Hlongwane of the Emfuleni Local Municipality. A dark cloud hovered over the family last week when their house was the scene of a fire caused by a candle, destroying most of what they had. The

accident happened while the older sister who acts as the mother and father to her siblings was at church.The loud cries of Leburu’s siblings drew the 23-year-old sister, who sensed they were in trouble. Leburu has looked after her three siblings - Kakgiso 17, Joseph 14, Keke 9 - and her own child Tsegofatso for five years. Now there is a persistent outcry from the community at the plight of the poor young woman. “The fire destroyed one room of the two-roomed house, which complicates

matters more, as these children have no income other than a miners’ grant. Upon Sedibeng Ster’s arrival the house windows were totally smashed due to fire and the holes closed with boxes and wood. Phindelani Maduna, a concerned neighbour, appealed to the community and everyone to help out. “These children need our hel and we appeal to local government and business people to assist. This burden is too much for one person to carry,” says Maduna.

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VANDERBIJLPARK.- The Vanderbijlpark SAPS is investigating a missing person case following the disappearance of Thabelo Chantelle Ravele (19) from her house in Fichard Street, Vanderbijlpark. It is alleged that Ravele left the house to visit friends in Brakpan and was last seen by a friend before she left. She never arrived at her destination and never returned to her home. At the time of her departure to Brakpan she wore blue trousers and a white shirt. Thabelo is 1,15 m tall and weighs about 65kg. She has a tattoo of a star and a half moon on her right leg and black scars or spots on her body. Anyone with information about the incident can contact Constable Sharon Hlakotsa on 072 331 1493.

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Desire is the key to motivation 9R_Na\ @R_R_\

Triumph over examinations is dependent on effective time management and clever study methods. As the 2013 matriculants approach the examination phase, it is worth reflecting on the nature of life itself. Life is but a voyage of tests and tribulations we need to face with courage and determination. The next few weeks will see thousands of South Africa’s youngsters showcasing just how ready they are to take the country for-

ward as they mark the end of their high school education and seek to open the doors of tertiary education. The days leading up to the exams are often fraught with extreme levels of stress and anxiety. Matric exams are probably the most crucial and vital examinations that they will ever write since these eventually determine their lifelong career options. Parents and siblings need to play their part by ensuring that the home environment is conducive to study. We are continually faced with making tough decisions and choices. It is not difficult to make the right choice if you know what your values are! Stay committed to your values but remain flexible in your approach. “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish this examination. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” While trying to come up with a word of

The ‘King’ is sought Lerato Serero

BOPHELONG.- The Vanderbijlpark SAPS are investigating a murder case following an incident that occurred in Muvhango, Bophelong recently. It is alleged that the deceased, Bernard Malinga (28), sustained injuries after being brutally assaulted. The deceased was taken to a local hospital but passed away that same day as a result of the injuries. The circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased are not known. The Vanderbijlpark SAPS are now urgently looking for Morena “King” Lempe (25)who can help them with their investigations into the matter. Anyone with information about the incident can contact the investigating officer Detective Warrant officer Charles Seko on (016) 910 9000.

Morena “King” Lempe is sought by the Vanderbijlpark Police to help them with a murder investigation.

encouragement for the class of 2013, I came across a very motivational quote by Tim Robbins that says, “There’s always the same amount of good luck and bad luck in the world. If one person doesn’t get the bad luck, somebody else will have to get it in their place. There’s always the same amount of good and evil, too. We can’t eradicate evil, we can only evict it, force it to move across town. And when evil moves, some good always goes with it. But we can never alter the ratio of good to evil. All we can do is keep things stirred up so neither good nor evil solidifies. That’s

when things get scary. Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.” Having said this, remember: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” Therefore regard the coming examinations as an opportunity to test your commitment and drive. From me and the team at large, a very good luck to you. Lerato...


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Brain-damaged by rapist Mduduzi Mathebula

LAKESIDE. - The grandmother of a 23-yearold girl recently cried her lungs out to Sedibeng Ster. She called for help after her granddaughter was supposedly raped and assaulted by an unknown ‘boyfriend’. Victim (Lucia Zulu) is alleged to have been beaten with a hammer after being raped by an “unknown boyfriend”. The wounded girl’s face was covered in blood from head-wounds. She was unable to recount what had happened to her. Everything turned into a nightmare and her mental capacity has been reduced to that of a toddler. Grandmother (Magritte Zulu) says her granddaughter left the house on a Saturday morning recently, promising to come back later. “She usually leaves and comes back. She also keeps in touch with me. I was puzzled when I checked the time and saw it was around 21:00 and she had not yet called me. In the morning a young blood-dripping girl opened the house door. It was my granddaughter, Lucia. She had a head wound. When asked what had happened, she said her boyfriend had beaten and raped her,” says Magritte. The trauma-

The head of the wounded young girl who was apparently hammered on the head and raped. Photos: Mduduzi Mathebula.

tised ‘gogo’ ran out of the house to seek the help of neighbours and family friends. The young Lucia could no longer say a word. She had lost her mind. Sedibeng Ster visited the victim’s house three days after the attack and the young Lucia did not know where she was or what was happening to her. When asked what had happened, she claims that a man forced her to ‘be his girl’, had sex with her and repeatedly told her not tell anyone, or he would make her vanish. The grandmother says she tried all kinds of help from the police and Social Development since her granddaughter no longer talks sense. “All I need is justice to prevail and the suspect to be arrested and receive his punishment. My granddaughter is mentally ill now. The suspect needs to be apprehended and to pay the price,” says Magritte. *Magritte Zulu and Lucia Zulu are not their real names.

Community members feel Police allowed the ‘Wrong Turn’ Gang to spiral out of control. Here they are seen at a recent meeting. Photo: Mduduzi Mathebula.

We are not scared of ‘Wrong Turn’ Mduduzi Mathebula

This 23­year­old young woman was alle­ gedly raped and hit with a hammer, inflic­ ting brain­damage.

SEBOKENG. – After the retaliation of an angry community, where about eight properties were burned to cinders at Eatonside and Zone 7, the local government and Police - including Emfuleni Traffic - agreed to hold a public meeting. The meeting was held at old Makgwabeng Shops in Zone 7 where Emfuleni Local Municipality Speaker Msebenzi Gqoloshe chaired the meeting. The place was packed with members of the community who could not wait to unleash their grievances to the SAPS and local government. Gqoloshe opened the meeting to the masses just after Public Safety and Security MMC Veli Mcera declared his mandate to the people. “I will not tolerate misconduct. What has transpired is totally unacceptable. The community retaliating in that manner is wrong. There are families involved who

are going to suffer through this mayhem of ‘Wrong Turn’. Burning houses and taking the law into your own shands can not help, but will cause more harm to innocents,” said Mcera. He adds that the community should help Police resolve the matter. He asked the community to start forming street committees, which would be vital to Police. Community members say they had no alternative but to retaliate. “We got our freedom through hardship, pain and sorrow. We are not scared of ‘Wrong Turns’. We are not intimidated by young boys who are confused. If they did not see and hear us, we will strike further and will go for a kill,” says one community member whose identity had to be hidden for safety reasons. The masses allege that Police had failed in the ‘Wrong Turn’ issue and that they were obliged to strike back.

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A conflict of interest? Lerato Serero

VANDERBIJLPARK.- It seems that the Democratic Alliance (DA) will never, as they have undertaken, let go of the issues surrounding the merger between Sedibeng District Municipality, Emfuleni and Midvaal Local Municipalities. A statement issued by the DA Gauteng leader Mmusi Maimene last week says that the Municipal Demarcation Board Chairperson Landile Mahlangu holds a conflict of interest in the current municipal merger. “ MDB chairperson Landiwe Mahlangu is a non-executive member of a company called Sea Kay Holdings which provides services to various clients, including low-cost government housing. This has included contacts within the Emfuleni Local Municipality. Furthermore Mahlangu is a non-executive member on the board of a company called Interwaste. According to Emfuleni’s 2012/13 annual report, Interwaste operates the Waldrift landfill site in Emfuleni Municipality,” says the statement by Maimane. The DA believes that this

is a serious conflict of interest of the MDB chairperson and that his decision making process is questionable by virtue of these two po-

ELM Assistant Manager for Media Relati­ ons Klaas Mofomme.

Making a difference Mduduzi Mathebula

ORANGE FARMS. – A young man named Lawrence Khekhe from Evaton IT Solutions keeps on doing right by others with what he has, and celebrated his birthday with those who have far less at Orange Farms at the Love Life premises in Extension 6. Evaton It Solution was born years ago through the initiative of two computers masters Khekhe and Bhekani Mathebula. This was to uplift the community with skills and knowledge within the computer world. Khekhe and Mathebula initiated a movement that caters for the needy and hopeless. The main aim of the foundation is to generate awareness in the community that there are pe-

ople living below the breadline, while some people have more than enough. The foundation and Love Life organised fun days for more than 150 children from different non-government organisations, NGOs. This day was made successful by different stakeholders who took part. The most loved game was clearly soccer, which claimed most of the children’s attention, while others had fun with the indigenous games brought by ArcelorMittal - Science and Mathematics mind games. “I’m very humbled by the turnout and the participation of children,” Khekhe said during his welcoming of guests at the event. “It takes a child to raise a child,” says the foundation founder.

The team behind Lawrence Khekhe Education, it was Khekhe that made the success of the day together with Love Life.

Over 150 children were celebrated by Lawrence Khekhe Educational Foundation in Oran­ ge Farms on the initiative to do good and keep these little ones busy and active in sports. Photos: Mduduzi Mathebula.

sitions. Both the Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) and the MDB have dismissed these allegations as hog-wash. ELM Assistant Manager for Media Relations Klaas Mofomme says, “It is true that Interwaste is doing business with us in one of our landfill sites. Their contract expired in April this year and we have been doing business with them on a month-to-month contract.” Mofomme ends by adding that according to their records, Mahlangu’s name does not appear anywhere on the board of directors or non-executive members of Interwaste and that as far as the municipality is concerned, they have not done any business with Mr Landiwe Mahlangu as alleged by the DA.

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VUT News VUT BREAKS NEW BOUNDRIES - SCOOPS AWARD 2013

SEDICHEM CELEBRATES POTENTIAL T

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Standing: Mr Bongani Bikisha; Incubator(Farming), Ms Lusano Mashaleni; Incubator Indigenous plants, Ms Malebeta Lemao; Incubaror Motoho wa Lapeng, Mr Smartty Mzila; Incubator Massage Seated: Professor Modise, Ms Ntsoaki Tsokolibane, Chairperson(Sedichem), Professor Irene Moutlana Professor Mthimkulu Sipamla(Project Manager ICBT)

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he Vaal University of Technology’s Institute of Chemical and Biotechnology (ICBT) is one of the areas within the University that has tremendous potential to combat poverty in the Sedibeng and the greater Vaal region through entrepreneurship. The ICBT partnered with Sedichem to ensure that this goal is achieved. To affirm this statement, ICBT celebrated five of its incubatees who showcased their products, which started as potential ideas on 10 October 2013 at Sedichem in Sebokeng. It is heart-warming to learn that one of these incubatees is a VUT Engineering student. The incubatees are conducting different businesses such as germination for indigenous plants, massage oil formulations, steel manufacturing and planting of ingredients for massage oils. What is common about these go-getters is that they all had an idea or a vision but lacked resources that will enable them to realize those dreams. Businesses such as these not only generate revenue but also mainly create job opportunities to boost the Vaal economy. In a brief interaction with incubatees they all shared the same sentiments that they could not have come thus far had it not been for Sedichem. Professor Joe Modise, Director at ICBT and Manager at Sedichem congratulated the incubatees for an invaluable job well done. He applauded them for their bravery, boldness, resilience, persistence and eagerness to succeed. He offered an overview of each business and its product,

rigorous tests that each went through and the processes involved till the final stage of the product. This is what he had to say, “We are celebrating incubators who came with an idea which was made possible by taking risks and did not allow failure to define who they are. Come with an idea and we will see how we can help you.” He expressed his appreciation to VUT chemistry department for their unwavering support. Professor Modise thanked his team for working tirelessly. He also acknowledged the support he received from the management. This auspicious occasion was attended by incubatees, provincial government representatives, Emfuleni municipality representatives, VUT management, staff and community members. All keynote speakers of the day emphasized how important it is for the community to develop their ideas for the growth and development of their very own communities. They also reiterated the fact that in this day and age our country cannot afford to be turn into a welfare state; the society needs and develop movers and shakers who will be change agents for the betterment of the society.

“We are celebrating incubators who came with an idea which was made possible by taking risks and did not allow failure to define who they are. Come with an idea and we will see how we can help you.”

he Water Research Commission (WRC) organised a symposium which was attended by key government ministers, members of parliament, key government officials and CEOs from the private sectors, non-government organisations and students, between 25th and 27th September 2013 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Convention Centre in Pretoria. On the second day of the symposium, the WRC conferred awards in six categories (branches) of what is referred to as the WRC Knowledge Tree. This was to honour individuals that have made outstanding contributions in water research in South Africa. In the category of projects that have demonstrated transformation and redress Prof Ochieng Aoyi of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) was given an accolade for his work in establishing and growing the Water and Wastewater research group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the VUT, and for his work in developing capacity by supervising a number of previously disadvantaged students at postgrad level, see

Prof Ochieng Aoyi, Professor and Director : Water and Bioenergy Centre

details: (http://www.wrc.org.za/News/ Pages/WRCKnowledgeTreeAwards2013. aspx) It is important to note that on that occasion, VUT was the only University of Technology that received an award in recognition of the cutting-edge water research projects.

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ighteen students that are currently busy with their electrical engineering practical courses were chosen as part of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Cultural Student Exchange Programme and left for France on 1 October 2013. The No Borders for South African Education and Culture programme was founded by Professor Alexandre Sebastiani; Director Technology Transfer and Innovation Centre. The VUT training centre; French South African Training Electric Centre

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(Fsasec’) identified a Zulu group of students, who are steeped deeply in tradition, to be the first group of students to embark on this trip to France. They were named The Mandela Group. The main purpose of their trip abroad was to form part of the cultural student exchange programme. Their itinerary will include a visit to the Head Office of Schneider in France and acquire new skills in the form of training in new techniques and applications in the area of Electrical Engineering.


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Gospel star in the making

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SEBOKENG. - Servant of God ‘Letsele' has released his fourth CD titled, ‘Moya wa ka o re e’. Letsele told the Sedibeng Ster that he loved music and is not driven by passion for money. The CD was released at the stable of Tshili Mthiya, former member of the C O Connection band. His favourites tracks are ‘Thuma mina’ featuring Mthiya and track 11 called ‘Teng sefapanong.’ Having featured with the likes of Keke, Israel Mosehla, Tsepiso Mpotle,

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VANDERBIJLAPRK. - Kutlwano Moloi was crowned the sexiest and most beautiful, the most versatile model recently at the VUT Desmond Tutu Auditorium Main Hall. Moloi shone among all the finalists of the Miss VUT FM Competition, clinching Miss Personality and Miss VUT 2013. Prizes were immense and all ladies gave it their all to win - but only one stood out. The competition was divided into two - the online and the main event. Online winner Pa-

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Sasol and the DTI develop SMMEs

SASOLBURG.- The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and Sasol inaugurated the ChemCity Business Incubator (CBI) in Sasolburg that will support and promote the development of small, medium and micro-size enterprises (SMMEs) last week. Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Sasol Group Executive: Group Public Affairs, Maurice Radebe, opened the first building of the Sasol CBI. The R60-million facility forms part of the dti’s national campaign to roll out 200 businesses. Sasol, contributing R41-million, will develop and manage the facilities as part of its contribution to sustain development. Upon completion, the CBI will consist of five separate buildings on ChemCity’s 172 hectare Eco-Industrial Park in Sasolburg. The CBI will cater for start-ups and early

stage SMMEs that operate in a variety of different sectors, focusing on the chemicals, energy and related sectors as well as manufacturing, agri-business and food processing sectors. ChemCity is Sasol’s enterprise and supplier development vehicle that develops new BEE suppliers and supports existing BEE suppliers through business development initiatives, technology improvements and funding. In addition, ChemCity incubates start-up businesses and since 2005, has supported or established over 700 SMMEs which have created over 12 500 direct jobs.

From left Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, Maurice Radebe, Member of Group Executive Committee Group Public Affairs and Brigitte Backman, Managing Di­ rector Sasol ChemCity.

Alleviating poverty through agriculture Moleboheng Chaha

Standing from left: Zimbini Zwane and Rodney Makube of Child Welfare South Africa: Sasolburg, Alida Lawson and Teboho Boshie of Omnia, Cally Cilliers of Cilliers Business Equipment, Sibusiso Luvuno of Sasol and Captain G Matseka of the Sasolburg SAPS. Photo: Schalk le Roux.

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SASOLBURG. - Child Welfare South Africa: Sasolburg, recently opened a new temporary safe care house for abused, neglected and abandoned children. The aim of the house is to run a 24-hour emergency service for children in need of care and protection. In the process of responding to calls of abused, neglected and abandoned children, they are always faced with the challenge of where to place these children. When they fail to trace family members or a willing family in the community, the children have to be transported to Virginia, Qwa Qwa, or Bloemfontein, which makes reunification services difficult and costly.

It therefore became apparent that a facility to serve this purpose was needed. The house will cater for abused, neglected and abandoned children below the age of 14. “Today is an exciting day to formally open the house to the children in need of care and protection,” said Zimbini Zwane. The house was purchased by the NLDTF (Lotto), furnished by Sasol and repaired by Omnia and Louw Construction. “We are thankful to all companies who supported us,” Zimbini Zwane added. They are still in need of groceries, towels, face cloths and other bath products, curtains, kitchenware, bedding and linen, baby cots, accessories and products, emergency kits, garden tools and, lastly, toys for the children.

BOPHELONG. - The agricultural industry has grown and proven to be one of the industries that can help sustain the economy. The Thusanang Community Project has committed itself to fight poverty using agriculture. This is according to project founder Shadrack Achuse who states that the lack of good employment opportunities forced him to think out of the box. This led him to start an agricultural project which would create employment and supply the big markets with fresh produce. “Bophelong is one of the most poverty-stricken areas in this region; this project helps the community by selling them food at a very reasonable price. We also supply schools that have feeding schemes with veggies,” says Achuse. The project has garnered two awards from the Gauteng De-

partment of Agriculture for Processing, Best Community Project and Agri-business Woman of the Year. They also received a cheque for R15 000 when they won the 2012 Community Nutrition Award from Nestle. Anna Makume is one of the younger people working on the project. She says that it has been a very interesting journey for her. “Although the 14 of us are only volunteers at this stage, our aim is to see the project grow to a point where we will be getting salaries just like everybody else.” She adds that the money generated at the moment is used to fill the needs of the project. “I would like to urge the youth in other communities to also get involved in community projects, especially those that have to do with agriculture, as it is a growing industry and will in time create good job opportunities,” concludes Makume.

Thusanang Community Project workers through their agricultural project aim to create sustainable employment and alleviate poverty within the Bophelong region. Photo: Mole­ boheng Chaha.

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Bana Ba Godimo taking responsibility

Tshepong Care Center celebrated their 10­year anniversary on Saturday in Zone 14. Photo: Moleboheng Chaha.

Bana Ba Godimo relaunched their organisation at a fun­filled event on Friday. Seen here are some of the members who attended the event. Photo: Mduduzi Mathebula. Mduduzi Mathebula

SEBOKENG. - Bana Ba Godimo Dropping Centre Organization re-launched their organisation on Friday at Modishi Primary School, where they unveiled the new organisation, keeping the community informed of their services. The event commenced with a mini-march around Zone 13 where leaders of the organisation led the way. All members of the organisation and some community leaders took part in the march. The event was then handed to programme director Hloni Menyatso who told those assembled that life is about choices. “We need to make choices as the community to help those who live under the breadline. We need to engage on such organised initiatives when a community embarks on the fight against HIV and Aids, feeding vulnerable and orphaned

children,” said Menyatso as he introduced the distinguished guests who made the event asuccess. According to centre manager Freda Motloenya, the organisation was formed six year ago by the church, which was an initiative to engage with the community by helping the poor and transforming the ideology of social responsibility for the community. “We are living in a world that has been infiltrated by all kinds of stigma and diseases, TB, sugar diabetes, cancer, HIV and many others. These diseases may not cause you direct harm, but they may affect you. Today we are spreading the word of social responsibility and teaching our children to be responsible citizens. Organisations are built out of love and care, not for money. Most of the staff members receive compensations, but through love and care we are pushing to make a difference in our communities,” says Motloenya.

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SEBOKENG. - Tshepong Care Centre for orphaned children in Zone 14 celebrated its 10-year anniversary this Saturday. Since its opening in 2003 by Emily Madona, the centre has provided a home for children in need. Two young entrepreneurs, Molemo Betha and Jwalane Kokong from Sebokeng put their heads together to throw the centre a celebration to be remembered. “Initially we approached Tshepong because we wanted to have a ‘fun day’ for the kids. But then we found out that they had just turned 10 and decided that we would throw them an anniversary celebration,” says Kokong.

Centre Manager Mamiki Letshaba says that this was a rare surprise. “The two organisers paid for everything out of their own pockets. “On top of that they even donated toys to the centre. We are really grateful to them for everything they have done for us today.” Leshaba adds that the children were looking forward to the day because this was obviously a huge luxury for them. “We are really grateful that there are still members of the community who will go out of their way to put smiles on these little faces,” Letshaba concludes. The day ended with a suprise visit from the popular ‘Biker Boys’, who entertained all those who attended the event.

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VUT focuses on entrepreneurs Lazarus Dithagiso

SEBOKENG. - The Institute of Chemical and Biotechnology (ICBT) is a unit within Technology Transfer and Innovation (TTI), which initially received its mandate from the Faculty of Applied and Computer Science. The ICBT has since stretched to include all other faculties and the community in the region, said Professor Irene Moutlana, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT). The Sedichem product showcase was hosted at Educity, VUT campus Sebokeng, on October 10. Sedichem is a business and chemical technology incubator that offers entrepreneurs the opportunity for the commercialisation of chemical products and services. A non-profit enterprise incorporated Sedichem under Section 21 of the Companies Act. Sedichem was established to focus on creating small, medium enterprises in the downstream sector of the chemical industry, she said. It includes mentoring, coaching, product development and graduation. The Sedichem Chemical and Business Technology Incuba-

tor was established by the Gauteng provincial government through the Sedibeng District Municipality. Professor Moutlana allowed Professor Sekomeng Modise, without fear, to manage the incubator that draws most incubatees from Sebokeng. Prof Modise also brought the ideas forward for incubation and commercialisation. The VUT was granted the bid to manage the incubator by the Sedichem Board and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development on the basis of the vision and the mission of the VUT. The VUT has taken a broader approach of accommodating projects and SMEs that are strategic and relevant to the national priorities of the government. The possibility of value of the productive essential oils of these plants has yet to be determined. After the speeches, the audience were taken on to to the stalls of Green Eden Nursery, where farming, indigenous plants, skincream lotion, chemicals and soft porridges were the order of the day.

The Sedichem Product Showcase at the VUT Educity, Sebokeng campus. From left: Pro­ fessor DJ de Beer, Executive Director of TTI, Hopolang Tsoeu (Business and Relations­ hips manager GEP), Dr AA Egal, Senior Research Centre of Sustainable Livelihoods VUT, and Dr PJ van Schalkwyk, Senior Lecturer: Marketing and Sports Department VUT. Front Proffessor Joe Modise, Director of the ICBT, Ntsoaki Tsokilibane, Chairperson of the Sedibeng Board, Proffessor Irene Moutlana, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the VUT, and Proffessor Mthimkulu Sipamla, Project manager TCBT.

Eighth annual rehabilitation jazz festival rocks Mduduzi Mathebula

SEDIBENG. - Annual Arts and Culture Rehabilitation Jazz Festival unleashed itself with a bang on Sunday when Groenpunt Correctional Centre opened its gates for the public to witness and embrace the annual event that has taken the Vaal and Free State by storm. The event was launched eight years ago as part of a rehabilitation programme, according to Groenpunt management. Further along, the programme escalated into a massi-

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Area Commissioners Mzwandile Mkhwanazi was very pleased by the turn-out and support shown by the community to help in the rehabilitation of offenders. “We are humbled

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Police frustration addressed Lazarus Dithagiso

VANDERBIJLPARK. - Colonel Esau Mokoena, Detective Commander, applauded the police for putting more effort into their duties. Two police officers, Constable Buti Mamatela and Warrant Officer Carl Bezuidenhout, were awarded as Best Police Officer for August and September respectively. Mokoena has encouraged stakeholders to come on board and uplift the morale of the police. The work done by the police will always be recognised by the community they serve, said Mokoena. On his remarks, Vanderbijlpark Station nCommander Brigadier Themba Denge appealed to the police not to lose hope if their investigated cases are withdrawn by the Magistrates Court. He said he is only too familiar with the frustration this causes, but at the end of the day, justice has to be served to the letter. “I will make an appointment with Retha Venter, senior prosecutor, to discuss and iron out some of the things that frustrate the police. I am glad that most of the cases result in the accused receiving heavy sentences.”

Two best police officers of the month awarded by Brigadier Themba Denge. They are, from left, Colonel Themba Maduna, Johan Notjnagel (IFM ), Alkie, Brigadier Denge, War­ rant Officer Carl Bezuidenhout, Constable Buti Mamatela, Colonel Esau Mokoena, Coun­ cillor Phillip Notnagel, Riata Venter, Senior Prosecutor Vanderbijlpark Magistrates Court Photo: Lazarus Dithagiso.

Rebirth makes a return to Gospel tunes Mduduzi Mathebula

SEBOKENG. - Six years ago four young people emerged to create a Gospel group called Rebirth. The group has since attained greater heights and shown growth over the years, featuring on numerous CDs as backing vocals. On Sunday afternoon AFM Breakthrough Tabernacle Church hosted this group to unleash itself on Zone 12. The group has four band

members and eight vocalists. The support was up to scratch but two sessions had to be scheduled for certification of supporters. “It was a great show for our ears. Gospel music was slowly sinking, but with this kind of performance we are back to supporting our local groups,” said one of the spectators during the show. Sean Rabudila says it was not an easy ride to where they are. “We had to put dedica-

Rebirth has seized its dignity in the Gospel Music industry after six years of existence.

tion and 100% commitment towards our dream and vision, to add on that we write and arrange our own songs,” says Rabudila, who is one of the leading vocalists in the group. They are planning to record a live DVD soon. The group likes to give glory and honour to Almighty God who has graced them with the opportunity to get where they are.

AFM Breakthrough Tabernacle Church hosted the relaunch of Re­ birth Photos: Mduduzi Mathebula.

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Make a Santa shoebox for needy children in your community MEYERTON. - Be Different Brand Builders will be co-ordinating a Santa’s shoebox drive in the Midvaal area once again. “We have identified a very needy school that has more than 135 children currently on their daily feeding scheme,” says Melody Barber, owner of Be Different. With ‘Share the joy of giving’ as the essence of the project, the Santa Shoebox Project offers people from all walks of life the chance to participate in a profoundly valuable and personal experience. Uniquely, donor parents and their children are involved in personally selecting the name of a specific child from the selection list, and this means each participant knows the first name, age, and gender of the child. Gift boxes are filled with some necessities, such as toothpaste and a toothbrush, a face cloth and soap, as well as some sweets, educational supplies, a toy and an outfit of clothing, individually chosen and filled. It is this personal touch that endears the project to adults and children from all communities. Individuals and companies wanting to support children in the community should contact Melody on 084 705 1181 or Desiree Rathbone on 082 821 0774 or bedifferent@mweb.co.za * Spearheaded by Kidz2Kidz founder Dee Boehner in 2006 and coordinated by Irene Pieters since 2007, this non-profit organisation has been collecting ‘Santa Shoeboxes’ at Christmas time for thousands of children from vulnerable social backgrounds since it started in Cape Town in 2006.

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How can you spot a skimming device? These devices you see here are used to scan magstrip details directly from your ATM card. Simultaneously, while your magstrip is being read, a camera located in the side of the “Skimmer” is viewing every key you push on the keypad. This means that not only do criminals have your card information, they also have your PIN number, making it simple to transfer your details to any card with a magstrip (Edgars card, expired bank cards, Clicks card, etc) and draw funds from an ATM without your knowledge. Please make your friends and family aware of these devices. With an increase of awareness you may not become a victim. Disguised to seamlessly look like part of an ATM, “skimmers” are devices installed by

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Caregivers awarded love Mduduzi Mathebula

SEBOKENG. - Social work entails social responsibility. This was according to a ground student from the Vaal University Technology (VUT) when a day was held to acknowledge their icons in the field of Social Work on Saturday. The students are studying Public Relations and they were obliged to practice their studies through a real event organised and held by them. Kena Ka Kgotso NGO from Zone 13 was the luckiest organi-

sation appreciated by the students. Grace Thimane and her caregivers were treated to love and care as they are always taking care of others. Thimane has volunteer caregivers who gave time to award the community. According to Thimane, her organisation was formed in 2011 with the intention of serving the community through her positive thinking. An emotional Veronica Mareletse says the event was supposed to be an assignment but

VUT students acknowledging their debt of gratitude to the community at the Kena Ka Kgotso NGO in Zone 13 recently.

turned emotional and touching and seeing how these caregivers spend their family time to better other people’s lives, Mareletse furthers says, “The event was a huge challenge that tore her apart, including the team that worked hard to see its success. It would be advisable for business people and members of the community to assist

in such initiatives of the NGO or sometimes their presence itself might well be priceless.” Other speakers were from different institutes: Vusimuzi Mdluli from HCT, Seipati Mareletse from a TB ward in Kopanong Hospital, Peter Masombuka an Alumni. The event was also graced by Abahlabeleli Gospel Choir.

Student social workers serve the community with love. Photo: Mduduzi Mathebula.

2200 00 JJobs obs ffor or llocal ocal rresidents esidents KLIPRIVIER. - The provision of transport infrastructure is gaining momentum in the Gauteng Province. Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, Roads and Transport MEC, Ismail Vadi and Midvaal MMC Councillor, Malcolm Hack attended the sod turning event in Kliprivier in the Midvaal Local Municipality on recently. To signal the implementation of this project, the Premier joined the MEC, MMC, stakeholders, contractors and the community in officiating over the beginning of Phase 2 of the R82 Road upgrade, which is due for completion in June 2015. MEC Vadi says this is the beginning of great opportunities for the people of the Midvaal area, as the department has invested heavily in road infrastructure over the past couple of years. This project will provide 200 jobs to local residents, offer subcontracting opportunities to local small businesses and will

impart skills to the locals. Addressing the audience, Premier Mokonyane said that this project will contribute to wealth creation for the economy and contribute to social cohesion. Midvaal MMC Councillor Malcolm Hack said that Midvaal is excited about the constant improvements that are being made within the area. “The link between infrastructure and economic development is clearly evident – we cannot have one without the other. “In an area like Midvaal where we are driving the agenda of economic growth, it is fantastic to be able to implement infrastructural improvements which are going to bring in businesses and employment,” he said.

Premier Nomvula Mokonyane (second from right), with other officials during the function. Photo: Sipho Tshabalala.

Local dancer knows she can dance Moleboheng Chaha

VANDERBIJLPARK. - Golda Rabe made it into the top 16 of the ever-so-popular dance show So you think you can dance aired on SABC1 recently. Rabe’s first taste of the dance industry came when she first entered the South African Dance Teachers Association’s Hip Hop competition, where she competed with some of the country’s best dancers. In her very first attempt she made it all the way to the finals. Thereafter Rabe made the final round every year she entered. One very notable achievement was when she represented SA at the World Hip Hop Championships in Germany in 2006. According to her former dance instructor Tamlyn McCabe, it was apparent even from the age of six that Rabe had a tremendous talent and a love for dancing when she started dancing with Pizazz Dance and Pilates Studio. McCabe describes Rabe as “a beautiful and graceful dancer who gives you a glimpse of her inner beauty every time you see her dance”. Since leaving the Vaal Rabe joined various dance crews, dancing live with a number of musicians and appearing in music videos.

For the love of it Golda Rabe made it into the top 16 of the popular show “So you think you can dan­ ce” this season.

North West University students through their internship at the Department of Social Development have initiated a programme called the ‘Tswelopele’ Early Child Deve­ lopment Programme which is aimed at identifying the challenges that ECD practitio­ ners face. The students have also come up with ways to help register daycare centres that have not been registered with the Department of Social Services. From left are Tsholofelo Segage, Rainy Phati, Nompi Msimanga and social auxiliary worker Grace Macheke.


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Safa Sedibeng teams battle it out in Nedbank Cup Zacharia Nale

SEDIBENG. - It is that time of the year when amateur soccer teams are given the opportunity to play against the PSL clubs in the Nedbank Cup. Safa Sedibeng SAB League teams battled it out in the elimination of the Nedbank Cup at various venues over the weekend. These games were played at the Isak Steyl Stadium and Shakespeare Stadium on Saturday.The four teams that will battle against each other to win the right to represent Sedibeng in the competition are The Birds FC, Sedibeng United Scientist FC, Manyora and Mighty Blues. The competition is well known for lower divisions teams, giving their PSL counterparts a run for their money. The most notable upset was when Baroka FC from Vodacom League sent Kaizer Chiefs packing in the tournament two seasons ago. Maluti College also produced a

killer performance when they beat the mighty Orlando Pirates 4 - 1. However, in this region, no team has gone to the last 32 since the inception of the competition. The only local team that went as far as the last 16 was the now-defunct Boipatong Rangers when the competition was known as BobSave. Sasolburg Juventus FC also made history when they reached the last 16 of the tournament playing against Bidvest Wits. This is the same competition that saw the likes of Bennet Chenene in the books of Amazulu before he went to Orlando Pirates. Today Chenene is a household name in South African football. Other players who were discovered through Nedbank include Orlando Pirates “hard man” Andile Jali who now dominates the PSL. The regional semi-finals take place this coming weekend.

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team per lap for a minimum of R1 VEREENIGING. - The Prokart per lap. Enter the corporate chalSuper Single Endurance Karting lenge for R1 800 per team of six. The companies will get in reSeries is staging the 6th charity endurance day and night race to raise turn the opportunity to be involved funds. The race is to take place on in a unique fundraising effort to October 26 and 27 at the Vereeni- support a worthy cause. The opging Kart Circuit. Last year Hospi- portunity to display your company’s social responsibility, to dress ce raised R43 500. Wide Horizon Care (formerly up your part of the track with your known as Wide Horizon Hospice) company identity, to distribute is based in Vereeniging and is a re- product samples at the track and gistered non profit organisation. to get television, radio and print What makes this event unique in media exposure. Hospice appeal to you to supSouth Africa is that it is the only kart race in South Africa to sup- port this worthy cause. There are port a charitable cause. It is also going to be at least 40 teams, comthe only 12 hour race for karts in prising a minimum of 120 drivers, South Africa. Thirdly, it is the only participating in this energy sapkart racing series that has compul- ping 12 hour endurance race to raisory pit stops for refuelling and se funds for charity. For more indriver changes. Companies are formation, or bookings contact Alcalled upon to participate to make lison Gallo on (016) 428 1410 or this event a success and raise the- allison@hospicevaal.co.za. Payments for prokarts can be maximum amount of funds for Wide Horizon Care Companies made with reference pro-2013 can buy the naming rights for the and your companies name: event. a Company can buy the na- FNB, Three Rivers. Account no: ming rights of the main straight. 5130 5869 261 an the branch coCompanies can also buy one of the de: 251 337. eleven corners on the track. They can sponIllustration photo sor a team on a laps completed basis or can enter a team in the corporate challenge event. The donations are as follow: Naming rights for the event R30 000. Naming rights main straight R5 000. Buy a corner from R2 000. Buy the main straight R5 000. Sponsor at

School receives donation Zacharia Nale

ORANGE FARMS.- Government Communication and Information System’s (GCIS) Management Committee came together to donate soccer goal posts, soccer balls and funds to Solwazi Primary School recently. The school was opened last year and now with only ten classrooms, it accommodates 600 learners. The donation has came at the right time when the school needed this equipment desperately to encourage learners to participate in sports. GCISrepresentative Harold Maloka says as the organisation, they felt that there was a need to make a contribution

towards human development as they want to build a country that is prosperous and that prosperity and development starts with children. “We felt when we were approached that we should make our contribution as GCIS management to make a difference in somebody’s life who is less fortunate. The GCIS Managment Committee has called all stakeholders of the community to do their part in the betterment of the less fortunate schools. He adds: “As GCIS we are part and parcel of a development journey of building a better country in line with national development.”

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Fax CV to (011) 462 2003

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90. Hoewes & Plase te huur / Small Holdings & Farms to let 91. Hoewes & Plase te koop / Small Holdings & Farms for sale 92. Besighede te koop / Business for sale 93. Kamers te huur / Rooms to let 94. Gastehuise / Guest-Houses 95. Vakansie Akkomodasie / Holiday Accommodation 96. Bestuurskole / Driving Schools 97. Betrekkings gevra / Vacancies Wanted 98. Betrekkings / Vacancies 99. Volwasse Vermaak / Adult Entertainment

KENNISGEWJNG INGEVOLGE KLOUSULE 5(5) VAN DIE GAUTENG OPHEFFING VAN BEPERKINGS WET, 1996 (N892)

MIDVAAL LOCAL MUNICIPALITY VEREENIGING TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 1992

Ek, Mnr W. Louw, synde die gevolmagtigde agent,gee hiermee kennis ingevolge klousule 5(5) van die GAUTENG OPHEFFING VAN BEPERKINGS WET, 1996 dat ek van voornemens is om by die Emfuleni Munisipale Raad aansoek te doen vir die opheffing van sekere beperkende voorwaardes soos beskryf word in die titelakte van Erf 751, Drie Riviere xi Dorp, geleë te Limpopostraat 11, en die gelyktydige wysiging van die Vereeniging Dorpsbeplanningskema, 1992 deur die hersonering van bogenoemde eiendom vanaf “Residensieel I” na “Residensieel 1” met ‘n bylaag B705 dat die erf gebruik mag word vir kantore, enige ander professionele kantore en met die Raad se toestemming enige ander gebruike, uitgesluit hinderlike bedrywe onderhewig aan sekere voorwaardes.

VEREENIGING TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 1992 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IN TERMS OF CLAUSE 31 OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, I THE UNDERSIGNED,THE HUNNY POT PRE SCHOOL + LEARNING CENTRE intend applying to the Midvaal Local Municipality, Meyerton for consent to use PORTION 10 of the farm Mckay 6021Q, and the existing/ Proposed Buildings thereon for the following purpose(s) For teaching

adres van die gevolmagtigde agent: Mnr. W. Louw, schubertstraat I, Vanderbijlpark, 1911 Tel: 083 692 6705 / 083 384 8784 Faks 086 546 3812

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72. Algemeen te huur / To let 80. Losies / Boarding 81. Eiendomme Benodig / Properties Wanted 82. Besigheidsgeleenthede / Business Opportunities 83. Persele / Premises 84. Woonstelle te huur / Flats to let 85. Woonstelle te koop / Flats for sale 86. Meenthuise te huur / Townhouses to let 87. Meenthuise te koop / Townhouses for sale 88. Huise te huur / Houses to let 89. Huise te koop / Houses for sale.

62. Juweliersware / Jewelery 63. Veevoer / Animal Feeds 64. Diere & Pluimvee Animals & Poultry 65. Plaastoerusting / Farm Equipment 66. Motors 67. Bakkies 68. Vragmotors / Trucks 69. Motorfietse / Motorbikes 70. Woonwaens / Caravans 71. Bote / Boats

Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 2 3 Oktober 2013 skriftelik by die Munisipale Bestuurder by bogemelde adres of by Posbus 3, Vanderbijlpark, 1900 ingedien of gerig of gefaks word na (016) 950 5533.

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52. Algemeen te koop / General for sale 53. Te koop gevra / Wanted to buy 55. Rekenaars / Computers 56. Kantoortoerusting / Office supplies 57. Selfone/Cell phones 58. Pandwinkels / Pawn shops 59. TV / Elektriese toebehore/ TV / Electrical Appliances 60. Boeke/Versamelitems Books / Collectors items 61. Kuns / Oudhede/ Artwork/Antiques

Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die strategiese Bestuurder: Grondgebruikbestuur, I ste Vloer, Ou Trustbankgebou, hoek van President Kruger en Eric Louwstrate, Vanderbijlpark vir ‘n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 23 Oktober2013.

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7. Speurdienste / Private Detectives 8. Verlore / Gevind / Lost / Found 9. Saamrygeleenthede / Lifts 10. Vriendskaplik / Friendship 11. Persoonlike kennisgewings / Personal Notices

36. Sekuriteit / Security 37. Plaagbeheer / Pest Control 38. Tuindienste / Garden Services 39. Vervoer & Berging / Transport & Storage 40. Boorgate / Boreholes 41. Swembaddens / Swimming Pools 42. Grasdakke / Thatch roofs 43. Lenings / Loans 44. Finansiele Dienste / Financial Services 45. Naaldwerk / Needlework 46. Skoonheid & Gesondheid / Beauty & Health 48. Jaggeleenthede / Hunting 49. Sweis & Staalwerke / Welding & Steelworks 50. Massering / Massages

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Plans and/or Particulars relating to the application may be inspected during office hours at the following address of the undersigned 11 Henry street Risiville. Any person having any objection to the Approval of this Application must lodge such objection in writing with both the Municipal Manager, Midvaal Local Municipality, P.O. Box 9, Meyerton, 1960, and the undersigned not later than 7 NOVEMBER 2013


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VAKATURES Oos Vrystaat Kaap Bedryf Beperk, is ‘n welvaartskeppende landbou groep met sy hoofkantoor te Ladybrand en sowat 1800 werknemers in diens, wat ‘n verskeidenheid dienste aan die boeregemeenskap lewer. Aansoeke word tans ingewag vir die volgende vakatures: GRAANGRAdEERdERS (Oos Vrystaat en Noord Kaap)

ASSISTENT BESTUURdER: FINANSIES (Hoofkantoor Ladybrand) Aansoekers moet oor ’n toepaslike rekeningkundige kwalifikasie beskik aangevul deur ten minste 3 jaar toepaslike ervaring en verkieslik hul klerkskap voltooi het. Verdere vereistes sluit die volgende in: • • • • •

Goeie kommunikasie- en taalvaardighede in Afrikaans en Engels Vorige ervaring van personeelbeheer en toesighoudende funksie Effektief kan funksioneer onder druk Uitstekende rekenaarvaardighede In staat om hoë standaarde te kan handhaaf ten opsigte van kwaliteit van werk en nakoming van sperdatums

Slegs aansoekers uit die aangewese groepe sal vir hierdie pos oorweeg word

Aansoeke word tans ingewag vir die volgende vlakke van graangradeerders met meegaande vereistes: Leerling Graangradeerders: Matriek met verkieslik rekeningkunde of wiskunde as vak, verkieslik ‘n geldige rybewys, belangstelling in die graanbedryf. Huidige matrikulante is welkom om aansoek te doen. Graangradeerders: Voltooide graderingskursusse of in proses om dit te voltooi (mielies, koring, sonneblom, droëbone), ‘n geldige rybewys en baie goeie ervaring van graansilo aktiwiteite. Senior Graangradeerders: Voltooide toepaslike graderingskursusse aangevul deur verkieslik silo bedryf en berokings kursus voltooid, ‘n geldige rybewys en baie goeie ervaring van graansilo aktwiteite. TAKASSISTENTE: HANdEL (Fouriesburg, Ficksburg, Rosendal, Ventersburg, Tweespruit)

LANdBOUKUNdIGE (Ficksburg) Aansoekers moet oor ‘n toepaslike naskoolse kwalifikasie in landbou (grondkunde en akkerbou) beskik aangevul deur ten minste drie jaar toepaslike ondervinding as landboukundige Goeie rekenaar-, kommunikasie- en taalvaardighede in Afrikaans en Engels word vereis om die suksesvolle aansoeker in staat te stel om kritiese take soos navorsing en byhou van inligting om tendense vas te stel, skakeling met belanghebbende instansies, bedryfsondersteuning aan boere en bywoon van landbouvereniging vergaderings. ELEKTRISIëN (Ladybrand / Clocolan) Aansoekers moet ’n gekwalifiseerde elektrisiën wees (N3 kwalifikasie) en oor ten minste 3 – 5 jaar ervaring van elektriese instandhoudingswerk beskik. Kennis van fase 3 krag en vergrendeling, goeie kommunikasievaardighede en die vermoë om onafhanklik te funksioneer word verder vereis. Die suksesvolle kandidaat sal verantwoordelik wees vir instandhouding, fout diagnose en korrektiewe werk aan elektriese stroombane by OVK graansilo’s. SILOBESTUURdER (Ficksburg) Aansoekers moet oor ten minste matriek, alle graderings- en silobedryfskursusse en ongeveer 3 jaar toepaslike ondervinding beskik. Daarbenewens moet hulle gemotiveerd en kliëntgeoriënteerd wees, onafhanklik kan werk, personeel as ‘n span kan laat funksioneer en in staat wees om ‘n silo binne ‘n nuwe gedereguleerde bemarkingsomgewing suksesvol te bestuur.

Hierdie is ‘n ideale geleentheid vir ‘n persoon om indiensopleiding in die daaglikse aktiwiteite van ‘n handelstak te ondergaan. Aansoekers moet oor die volgende beskik: • • • • • •

Matriek Rekenaarvaardig Goeie kommunikasie- en taalvaardighede in Afrikaans en Engels Vorige blootstelling binne ’n landbou omgewing sal u aansoek versterk Vorige ervaring van kontanthantering Geldige bestuurderslisensie sal sterk aanbeveel word ONdERdELEBEMARKER (Ficksburg meganisasie)

Aansoekers moet oor matriek beskik, verkieslik ervaring van trekker- en verwante landbou-toerusting onderdele bv stropers, ‘n geldige rybewys en in staat wees om binne ‘n kliëntediens omgewing te funksioneer. BEMARKER: MOTORS (Toyota Ladybrand) Aansoekers moet oor matriek beskik asook vorige ervaring binne ‘n bemarkingsomgewing en verkieslik ervaring in die verkope en bemarking van voertuie. Goeie kommunikasievaardighede in Afrikaans en Engels, basiese rekenaargeletterdheid en oorredingsvermoëns word verder vereis. TREKKERWERKTUIGKUNdIGE (Cradock) Aansoekers moet gekwalifiseerde trekkerwerktuigkundiges wees en oor toepaslike opleiding en ondervinding van trekkers, stropers en landbou-implemente beskik. Aansoekers wat ‘n hoë produktiwiteitsvlak kan handhaaf en onafhanklik kan funksioneer sal voorkeur geniet.

Skakel Robert Mostert by (051) 923 4506 vir meer besonderhede. Aansoeke moet verkieslik per epos gestuur word na robertm@ovk.co.za met duidelike vermelding vir watter pos u aansoek doen. Alternatiewelik kan u ‘n aansoek faks na (086) 6325 983. Sluitingsdatum: 13 November 2013


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Mobile Crane Driver.

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Requitements • Grade 12 • Code 14 License • 3 Years experience with references

Contact 016 421 3640 or fax CV to: 086 690 2193

Domestics, nannies, housekeeper, houseman, cook, chefs, drivers and frail care. Fully screen fully trained with traceable references. Contact Jane 071 572 1245

• Min 2-3 years building materials sales experience • Must be computer literate • Good communication skills in English and Afrikaans • Contactable references

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Vacancies exist for Boilermaker,Welder, Fitter and Turner apprenticeships.

Twee kroeg skof werk. 079 390 7272

(Maximum 8 Vacancies) After successfully completing your Psychometric Test, you will be employed on a three month evaluation period as an unskilled worker. Upon successful completion of the evaluation period we will offer apprenticeships to applicants who have, within Management’s discretion, proven their potential.

• Minimum qualification of N2 Trade Theory Subjects • Medically fit for relevant trades • Must have an interest in engineering. To apply, please send letter indicating position applied for and a current CV and certified certificates (CVs without certificates will be disqualified) Please send CV to 086 671 9205 Closing date of CV submission 31 October 2013 Please consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within 2 weeks

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We have a vacancy in Alberton for the following:

AdministrAtive AssistAnt must have the following experience: • Excellent Microsoft Excel Skills • Pastel Partner • Pastel Payroll will be an advantage • Attention to Detail All Cv’s to be faxed to 086 514 6436 or e-mailed to tcoetzer@afpersonnel.co.za

B&R Hardeware benodig Winkelassistente. ondervinding belangrik en woonagtig in Drie Riviere en omgewing. Faks CV na 016 423 7511

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PAINT DEPARTMENT IN HARDWARE STORE (VANDERBIJLPARK) • Min 2-3 years “hands on” experience in a paint shop • Paint mixing/tinting experience essential • Must be computer literate • Good communication skills in English and Afrikaans • Good people skills and presentable • Must be willing to work on weekends • Contactable references

SECRETARY:

- Must be presentable and experienced - Formal Secretarial qualification - Fluent in written English - Computer literate (Word, Excel, etc.) - Good organizational, secretarial and typing skills - Good diary management - Driver’s license and own vehicle - Must live within close proximity to office - Non-smoker - Salary between R9 000 - R12 000 neg. depending on experience

EXPANDING HEALTHCARE COMPANY SEEKS SALES MANAGERS AND CONSULTANTS (NEW PRODUCTS JUST LAUNCHED)

• PACKAGE STARTING FROM R9 600 P/M • BONUSES + ABOVE AVERAGE COMMISSION • FULL COMPANY TRAINING PROVIDED • NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: • OWN VEHICLE AND DRIVERS LICENSE • GOOD PEOPLE SKILLS AND PRESENTABLE a1sabua

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We are a Ceramic Tile Decor Company, situated in Klipriver, Randvaal (off the R59). We have the following vacancy: -

FOR INTERVIEW CALL (016) 423 6458 OR SMS YOUR NAME, AGE, AREA OF RESIDENCE AND NUMBER TO 082 905 2398.

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E-mail: accounts@checa.co.za

Hardware Sales Ass. +Plumbing+Computer exp. Contact 016 931 1162 or cbsplumb@gmail.com

VACANCIES We are an Electrical Cable Manufacturing Company based in the East Rand. We need to fill the following vacancies in our PVC Compounding division immediately. PVC COMPOUNDING PLANT OPERATOR: • Experience on PVC Compounding machines; • Extensive knowledge of Raw Materials used in PVC Cable Formulations; • Computer literate; • Read, Write and speak English 1. PVC COMPOUNDING PIGMENT AND MASTER BATCH TECHNICIAN: • Matriculated; • Experience with weighing on different balances / scales; • Must be able to work precise and accurate; • Must be a very neat person with good housekeeping; • Read, write and speak English 2. PVC COMPOUND LAB TECHNICIANS (X2): • Matriculated with subjects in Math and Science; • Must be able to work precise and accurate; • Computer literate; • Read, write and speak English

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To adverTise vacancies please conTacT adeela Tel: (016) 950 7021 • e-mail: vacancies@

SALES ASSISTANT REQUIRED

FAX MAXIMUM 2 PAGE CV TO 086 603 1041

Fax maximum 2 page CV to 086 603 1041

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You can fax your CV to Lorna at (016) 016 423 1229 or E-mail to Lorna Slater at threerivers@slatergyms.co.za or hand deliver your CV to slater health & Fitness Clubs.

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REQUIRED for Hardware Store in Vanderbijlpark

Receptionist & paRt time child caRe giRl • Candidates must enjoy working with people. • Should be able to work under pressure. • Computer literate.

Send CV to Marianne@tricorsigns.co.za

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Contact 016 421 3640 or fax CV to: 086 690 2193

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Please only apply if you meet the above requirements. Please state on your application which position you are applying for. Closing date for all applications is 08/11/2013. Kindly forward all applications to the following: E-mail: shereez@soew.co.za / Fax: (011) 864 3520

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Requitements • Grade 12 • Code 14 License • 3 Years experience with references

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reguLar oLive oiL vs extra - virgin oLive oiL: what’s the difference, and which shouLd i use? There are actually four kinds of olive oils. Extra-virgin olive oil is typically produced from the first pressing of olives -- making it the most pure and least acidic (less than 0.8 percent), and the best tasting. Because it’s expensive, heavier, and more flavorful than other types of olive oil, it’s best used as an accent to dishes (drizzled over bruschetta or for this Minty Quinoa Tabouleh), or in dressings and vinaigrettes, like this Tomato-basil Vinaigrette. Hint: Look for bottles that say “cold press” on the label. If it’s not cold-pressed, the heat from the extraction process changes the chemistry and quality of the olive oil. Virgin olive oil isn’t blended with other oils but has a higher acidity -- up to 2 percent. It’s perfect for garnishing this Crema di Pomodoro (that’s fancy Italian for “tomato soup” -- and it’s awesome hot or cold). Pure olive oil or olive oil is a blend of refined pomace oil and virgin olive oil. Pomace is produced by processing the leftovers of the virgin olive oil extraction. The blend (which usually contains as little as 5 to 10 percent virgin olive oil) is cheaper to produce. It doesn’t have as strong a flavor as virgin olive oils and is best suited for frying and cooking, or even as a less expensive substitute, like in this Orange/Olive Oil Cake. Light olive oil isn’t lower in fat -- it simply means the oil is made from refined olive oil. Bottles labeled “100 percent pure olive oil” are often the lowest quality.

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Food Nerd Fact: Just like wine, several European countries have “name place” designations for olive oils, indicating not only the region where the olives were grown and where the oil was produced, but also denoting a higher level of standards and quality. If you see “DOP” (Denominazione d’Origine Protetta) on olive oil from Italy or the European Union, “AOC” (Appellation d’Origine Controlee) on French olive oil, or “DO” (Denominacion de Origen) on olive oil from Spain, it’s generally considered to be a better olive oil.

Pairing wine with cheese

Pairing wine with cheese isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem. Successful combinations like Port with Stilton make it appear foolproof, but I have found some basic rules are worth sticking to. Heavily oaked white wines tend to clash with most cheeses, as do reds with noticeable tannins (those bitter-tasting, mouth-drying flavours). Fruit-driven wines tend to fare better overall. Let’s consider wines to partner 4 basic styles of cheese: Creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert have a mouth-coating effect that’s a lot for wine to cope with. As they mature, such cheeses get stronger and more pungent. A full, dry, white wine like a Chardonnay or white Rioja is lovely with young cheese, but go for a powerful, fruity red if the cheese is mature: a smoky Rioja Reserva, a big-scaled, peppery Shiraz, or a South African Pinotage perhaps. Strongly flavoured blue cheeses like Stilton need a wine with some sweetness. Port is such a good match because it is the perfect counter-point to the saltiness and strength of the cheese. Look for wood-aged, 10 or 20 year old tawny Ports - far removed from basic tawny that is nothing more than a blend of cheap ruby and white wines. Also worth considering are Liqueur Muscats from Australia. With their caramelised, orangey flavours these are headily perfumed, luscious and intensely sweet. Goat’s cheese and Sauvignon Blanc is a match made in Heaven. The grassy quality of classic Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé complements the cheese perfectly. New World Sauvignons will also work, as long as they are not too tropically fruity and have good acidity. For hard cheeses, like Cheddar or Parmesan, a red would be my choice. The better the cheese, the better the wine. Fine, mature Claret wouldn’t be wasted on top-notch Cheddar. Alternatively, try a Châteauneuf-du-Pape or a rich, Californian Merlot. These cheeses can take a certain amount of tannin, but not too much.


30 October - 5 November 2013

SHOOTING FROM THE HIP With Zacharia Nale Shooting From The Hip is under the impression that Safa Sedibeng officials are either deaf, blind or stupid, to say the least. It seems they don’t learn from their mistakes and gain experience! So what do you do if a person makes the same mistake over and over again? Do you give up on him or try to show him the direction to take to reach his destination? To be direct, Shooting From The Hip is aware that the u/13s and u/15s were selected

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TThey hey aare re eeither ither ddeaf, eaf, bblind lind oorr sstupid! tupid! during the week but not all the teams were informed about this. According to the selectors they were told not to select certain teams because they are not part of the Safa league. Which Safa league are they referring to? The one that plays at the Vaal Killers soccer grounds? I don’t think any youngster can be proud of playing Safa league, but playing under those conditions? Never! Shooting From The Hip just wonders which coach is going to be brave enough to take that team to the competition, of which half are only used to playing on dusty soccer fields. Some of them will be playing on turf for the first time. Safa Sedibeng divides coaches in this region and Shooting From The Hip has the feeling some Safa Sedibeng officials use coaches to fight

their battles. For example, it was the same with the Future Champions Tournament and history is about to repeat itself. If indeed there is a Safa Sedibeng executive committee’s instruction to select only those players whose team members play in the league – do they know the reason why the league doesn’t play in other areas? Did Safa Sedibeng go and ask those teams or coordinators why the league doesn’t play in their areas? It has become clear that football is only about elections and positions in this region. Safa Sedibeng and its affiliates are careless about the development of football. If Shooting From The Hip may ask: for how long is this region doomed to continue as a laughing stock among

other Safa regions? This is one region that doesn’t learn from previous mistakes or from experience. It is either that Safa Sedibeng officials don’t learn or that they are deaf. Shooting From The Hip’s message to those development coaches is – coaches, refuse to be used because your reputation is at stake here. Gentlemen, it is your choice to go on with that team and embarrass this region as usual! This is the only region where the junior leagues play on hard-surface soccer fields. To make it worse, when these boys go and compete against other regions, you can see that they are not used to turf. Football is not only about elections or positions. It has always been far more than that.

Sebokeng Ajax on the way up to SAB League

Zacharia Nale

SEBOKENG.- It was hugs and kisses among Sebokeng Ajax FC players, officials and supporters, when the team gained promotion to campaign in the Safa Sedibeng SAB League in the new season. This was after this Sebokeng-based side finished at the top of the log during the Promotional Play-Offs that recently took place at the Ennerdale Stadium. Ajax finished at the top of the log with nine points after winning all three of their games. Speaking to Sedibeng Ster Sports, a jubilant Master Zondo says it is mission accomplished for his team. He says it was always his dream to play in the SAB League after he failed to gain promotion last season. “What can I say? I’m excited because these boys fought very hard to gain this promotion. They were unbelievable and I did not expect them to win all the games. This victo-

ry means a lot to me and the community of Zone 12,” says the excited Zondo. Zondo also took the opportunity to thank all the people who rallied behind his team, especially Stream A where his team campaigned before promotion. To date, Sebokeng Ajax FC made history when they decided to join Stream A instead of Stream B, which involves Sebokeng teams. He told Sedibeng Ster Sports that his decision to campaign in Stream A paid off because his teams clinched promotion. He says Stream A is the most competitive stream and he encourages other teams from Sebokeng to come and compete in this stream. He adds: “I advise Sebokeng teams to go and play in Stream A because those teams really gave us tough competition. If we did not come and compete in Stream A, I don’t think we could have gained promotion to SAB League. The interesting thing about Stream A is that they play with young play-

ers who can compete the whole 90 minutes. I benefited a great deal from Stream A.” Meanwhile, Central United FC from Leside will join Sebokeng Ajax FC to the SAB

League after finishing second on the log after the Promotional Play-offs. To make things interesting, this is the second team from Leside to campaign in the SAB League.

Sebokeng Ajax FC is set to campaign in the Safa Sedibeng SAB League after winning the Promotional Play­Offs that recently took place at the Ennerdale Stadium. Photo: Zacharia Nale.


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MCS Tournament takes a break

Dimakatso Health and Fitness Club in­ structor, Dimakatso Sejane is to host an Aerobics Marathon in Sharpeville next week. Photo: Zacharia Nale.

Aerobics marathon for all

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Celta Vigo Dev and Mighty Stars FC palyers are seen here in action during the MCS u/17 Tournament at the George Thabe Stadium on Saturday, the tournament will break for a while to allow learners to write exams. Photo: Zacharia Nale.

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SEDIBENG. - The MSC Sedibeng Soccer Tournament will resume after the school exams. This was revealed by the tournament organisers after the quarter-finals played at the Shakespeare and George Thabe Stadium over the weekend. This youth soccer tournament has attracted many local soccer fans and coaches/scouts since it started two weeks ago. According to Tebello Kheswa who is the tournament coordinator, the tournament will pause and resume immediately after school exams. Speaking to Sedibeng Ster Sports,

Kheswa says players’ education is very important, and they want to give them enough time to study. The u/17 quatrer-final took place at the George Thabe Stadium with Sebokeng, Celta Vigo Dev Centre FC, Sebokeng Academy, Rust-ter-Vaal Saints and Vaal Milano booked their place in the semi-final on Saturday. In the u/13 category Mighty Stars, Benfica, Happy Stars and EYA FC are through to the semis of the tournament. Celta Vigo, Mighty Stars, Eagles Golden Arrows and Nale Academy also booked their place in the semi-finals of the u/15s. These mouth-watering games took place at the Shakespeare Stadium on Sunday. As usual parents/guardians and local soc-

cer fans came in numbers to see these future stars showcase their talent and skills. “We decided to take a break so that these players have a chance to concentrate on their exams without worrying about their next games. “We as Vaal Milano and the sponsors of MCS want to wish all the players the best of luck in their exams, especially those who do matric,” says Kheswa. Meanwhile, Kheswa says the teams will be informed of the dates and venues where the games will take place after the players have finished writing their exams.

SHARPEVILLE. - It will be survival of the fittest when Dimakatso Health and Fitness Club hosts the Aerobics Marathon at Sharpeville’s George Thabe Stadium on November 9. This much anticipated marathon starts at 8:00 with registration open from 7:00. This exciting news was broken to Sedibeng Ster Sports by Health and Fitness Club instructor Dimakatso Sejane, who challenges young and old persons to come and take part in this marathon. Sejane says this ‘survival of the fittest’ marathon will test the character of participants, especially fitness and health. She says the theme of the day is “Let’s Promote a Healthy Lifestyle and Eliminate Chronic Illnesses”. The energetic Sejane says this event is not only for young people, but for all Sedibeng residents. To date, it has been a while since Sedibeng has organised an event of this nature where young and old come together to battle on behalf of their lifestyles. “Look, the event is not about winning or who comes first or last, but to promote a healthy lifestyle. There is a serious need for all the people to take care of their health because, if you keep fit, it is not easy to get sick. So everyone is invited to come and take part,” she says.

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