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Satan ready to devour our children! By Sonqoba Kunene SMALL FARM.- A teenager is battling what appears to be demonic possession and terrified members of her family are running around trying to find help for their beloved daughter. Upon Vaal Weekly’s arrival at the family home on Sunday evening, we found the girl (14) sitting on the bed and staring into space. Her parents were sitting on the bed with their troubled child and they were holding her down as she was periodically screaming and crying. The Grade 6 learner at the Mojala-Thuto Primary School had been healthy and her siblings are still in shock after her sudden illness. Apparently, the trouble started the previous day, on Saturday while the teenager was at church. “We don’t know what to do but we are taking her to Paseka “Mbhoro” Motsoeng later today,” says a family member. Cases of Satanism surfaced in Sedibeng several months ago; affecting mostly secondary schools. Learners from various schools showed what is believed to
be symptoms of Satanism. A lot of other stories were published in the Vaal Weekly after learners were spotted with marks and symbols on their school uniform and some were found with writing and symbols on their books believed to be that of Satanic loyalists. Some Vaal Weekly followers and friends of this journalist on Facebook made the following comments: Brenda Sinenhlanhla Masilela : Well, I have seen similar cases. She is possessed by evil spirits and she needs deliverance, but it should be done by a reputable pastor who is a genuine man of God, not a charlatan like Mbhoro. Andile Fulane: Some would say she has a mental illness, others will say she is possessed by demonic spirits. All we are trying to do is rationalise what our minds cannot conceive. Sello Tiki Motloung: Mr Kunene, these things are happening and are true. The Devil is out in full force and the only way we can stop him is through prayer. And now the evil is targeting our schools.
A mother lost her life following an accident on the N1 south recently.
Check your following distance! By Lerato Serero SEDIBENG.- The back of a VW Jetta was left hardly recognisable after an accident on the N1 south, near the Randfontein Road off ramp recently. It is not clear as to what the cause of the accident was, but it appears that a white bakkie slammed into the back of the green Jetta. The Jetta was then pushed from the road and landed in a ditch at the side of the road. The back was so extensively damaged that the boot appeared to have been pushed right into the back compartment of the car.
The woman who was driving the car, when assessed by paramedics who arrived first on scene, displayed no signs of life and she was declared dead one the scene. Her 23-year-old son, believed to have just been collected from a hospital in Johannesburg, had suffered multiple injuries, but he was in a stable condition and was taken to a nearby hospital for further medical care. The driver and only occupant of the bakkie sustained moderate injuries and he too was treated at the scene before he was taken to hospital by an ambulance.
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EVATON. - A Small Farms family lost everything they had last Tuesday when their shack caught fire without anyone’s knowledge. To date no-one knows what happened to the Selepe family’s shack. Julian Selepe and her husband left the house early to go to work on Tuesday morning. They left their 13-year-old child who was preparing to go to school behind. According to a neighbour who is close to the family, Magritte Seboloane, this was the usual routine that the family followed every morning. Seboloene says that a few hours after Selepe’s child left the house to go to school the shack was smoking with fire. The community members came out to help, but the fire was too strong. When Vaal Weekly arrived on the scene the shack was in ashes and everything they owned destroyed. Sadly enough when the family arrived home from work they found their shack in ashes. They were left homeless and stranded. The community suspects that one of the family members might have left something on the stove or that there might have been an electric short circuit near or in the shack. Police are investigating the case, but there are no signs as to what might have happened or caused the fire. Police asked the community to please double check their houses before leaving.
The shack and the house that was set on fire by a brother. Photo: Mduduzi Mathebula.
Trapped by his vengeance! By Mduduzi Mathebula EVATON.- Palm Springs residents where shocked on Wednesday when two brothers where fighting over their house and then one of them got so infuriated that he set fire to the house. According to the community it is not clear how the fight between the two brothers started. The younger brother that goes by the name of Basie Ngwepe, destroyed their family house on Wednesday when he set fire to his elder brother, Boy Ngwepe’s shack . Both the house and the shack where destroyed,
The Selepe family’s shack used to be here.
but luckily Boy was not around when his younger brother who is suspected to be a smoker of Nyaope decided to obliterate the house. It is alleged that Basie arrived at their father’s house fuming with anger and then he allegedly set fire to the house. Apparently before setting the house on fire Ngwepe wrote a letter that read “I did not know I was your sibling.” Colonel Ceases Mbali, police spokesperson says they are investing a case of arson. Mbali confirms that the suspect was later arrested on the same day.
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
Now no-one has a house. Happy? By Lerato Serero
SHARPEVILLE.- The front part of a three-room RDP house felt the wrath of apparent angry new tenants and came crumbling down after it was hit with hammers in ‘Diventjheng,’ Sharpeville on Sunday. Lucky Mokoena tells Vaal Weekly that he was called to the house that he has been living in for the past 11 years by neighbours who told him that there was a group of people who were taking his belongings out of the house after apparently breaking the door with a crow bar. The people say that a couple had bought the house from its rightful owner who had sold it to them for R10 000. They apparently decided to break down the walls of the house with hammers and took the front window frame with them upon realizing that Mokoena would not budge. Mokoena has been occupying the house until illegal occupation cases of the section (‘Diventjheng’) have
Lucky Mokoena stands in front of the demolished RDP house that he has been living in for the past 12 years. Photos: Lerato Serero.
By Mduduzi Mathebula VEREENIGING.- Armed robbers stormed into a betting outlet on Sunday afternoon and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. According to eyewitnesses, three men entered the building and immediately pulled out firearms which they pointed at the cashiers and demanded money. Thereafter, another three armed men went in and robbed the customers who were on the premises at the time. The 35 clients of the business were robbed of their cell phones and other valuable possessions.
Police spokesperson, Constable Teboho Lephoto says that it was reported that there was a total of ten armed men at the robbery with others keeping guard outside whilst the robbery was underway. The wanted men fled the scene with the CCTV footage in their possession.
been solved since the cases have been lodged with the provincial housing department. Many residents of the section are said to be illegal occupants of the houses since the 90’s with the hope that the matter will be resolved, to this day. “My things were stolen when they broke into the house, that house doesn’t belong to them and I want them to pay for what they have done,” says Mokoena adding that the people that hammered the house, who had come with the couple stole money, CD’s, speakers and an amplifier when they broke into the house. Sharpeville police confirm that a case of theft for the missing belongings of Mokoena is being investigated and that the rightful owner of the house or the state must be the ones who report the damage to the house.
Customers of a popular gambling outlet in Vereeniging were robbed of their cell phones and other valuable possessions after a group of armed men stormed onto the premises on Sunday afternoon. The robbers also fled with the outlet’s undisclosed amount of cash. Photo: Mduduzi Mathebula
Sticking to the issue at hand? By Lazarus Dithagiso wu. The case of the arrested Motloung and Tshidiso Maishoane who is the former co-partner of the BEE Catering Company revolved around fraud and corruption. The letter was received by the secretary in the mayor’s office. The mayor was supposed to receive and approve the letter before he handed to the office of the MM. The office of the mayor did not want to comment why the MM has been placed on special leave. The office refused to be drawn in on the matter regarding the fraud, corruption and maladministration.
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SASOLBURG. – The matter regarding the suspension (special leave) of the Metsimaholo municipal manager, Xolela Msweli and that of supply chain manager, Bassie Motloung was brought to the attention of the national secretary of the ANC, Gwede Mantashe. According to the regional chairperson of the ANC in the Fezile Dabi District Municipality, Steve Tshabalala the purpose of Mantashe’s visit at Deneysville over the weekend, was to report on the national executive committee of the ANC. When the matter was brought to the attention of Mantashe, he allegedly told the Regional Executive Committee (REC) that he will not discuss labour battles. Ts h a b a b a l a says that Mantashe requested that everything should be handled by a court of law. “The meeting was not to discuss the suspension and the special leave,” he says. Mantashe requested the said comrades to seek assistance from the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu). Motloung is a member of the executive committee of Sam-
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
What is your 100-day-plan for this,Mayor? By Sonqoba Kunene VANDERBIJLPARK.- Vaal Weekly can exclusively reveal that Greta Hlongwane, the Executive Mayor of the Emfuleni Local Municipality and the Deputy Chairperson of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) owes almost R30 000 on her municipal account. It is public knowledge that the Emfuleni Local Municipality has been greatly affected by the non-payment of municipal accounts by its residents and in recent years, the uncollected debt stood at over R2 billion and counting. Some of the debt has since been written off and efforts to get people who cannot pay for their services to register as indigents are yet to yield results. Even the 50% discount offered to the municipality’s debtors on condition they settle their accounts did not produce the desired outcomes. Vaal Weekly is in possession of an original copy of Hlongwane’s municipal bill which shows that account number 2003****has a payable outstanding amount of R27, 597 and the ageing of arrears appears to be more than three months old. These arrears are for a property in Hlongwane’s name in Three Rivers East. Of the R27,
597, R24, 371.85 was carried over from the previous month. Responding to a Vaal Weekly enquiry, ELM spokesperson Klaas Mofomme says that firstly, Council is aware of the situation as the matter relating to the Hlongwane’s account was brought to the attention of the Municipality by the Executive Mayor herself. "Just like any other resident of Emfuleni, the Executive Mayor registered a complaint with the Municipality through our water and lights department indicating that she suspects that there might be something wrong with her meter readings or the meter itself at her property.
Left: Emfuleni Local Municipality Executive Mayor Greta Hlongwane owes R27, 597 on her municipal account. Above: This is a scanned copy of the original account belonging to Hlongwane.
As we normally do, the matter was referred to our water section, Metsi-a-Lekoa to conduct an investigation. The Executive Mayor’s case was put on the waiting list of cases that are being investigated by Metsi-a-Lekoa. During the investigation process, the technical team discovered that the water meter at the Executive Mayor’s home was faulty as she suspected", Mofomme says adding that as things stand, the R27 597 amount reflected on Hlongwane's statement is incorrect and that he also wants to emphasize that the Executive Mayor
has been for the past two months, insisting to be given the amount payable so that she can settle her account. Mofomme adds that the mayor will be given the amount payable before the end of this week. Jaco Karsten, Democratic Alliance’s Chief Whip in Emfuleni says that the party requested a report from the Speaker, Msebenzi Gqeloshe’s office about councillors who are in arrears with their municipal accounts, but they are yet to receive the document. Karsten says, “Our suggestion to the Speaker is that if there are councillors who owe council money for services, they should be investigated by the ethics committee. Legislation is clear on this issue: councillors cannot be allowed to be arrears with their local accounts. We are still waiting for the report.” Ishmael Hashatsi, Congress of the People’s Convener and member of the party’s Regional Management Team says that Hlongwane’s failure to pay for her services amounts to blatant abuse of power and the office she occupies. “This is absolutely scandalous and raises questions about her fitness to hold office. We will be tabling this matter in the sitting of the council,” says Hashatsi.
Dagga jackpot in Orange Farms! It's our lucky day?
By Mduduzi Mathebula ORANGE FARMS.- Drug dealers have been a problem in our society for years on end and it further cost people’s lives as some are undergoing rehabilitation, while others are serving long sentences in jail. The Orange Farms police discovered a dagga mine when they arrested two suspects recently. The arrest was made in Drieziek Extension 3 at
one of the suspect’s houses where the police found the two suspects dealing with drugs. They found a mini mine inside the house where the suspects operate. According to the police, they discovered the drug lab during their policing operation. Police spokesperson Shaan Motsapi says the house was sealed off without arousing any kind of suspicion. “During our search we found a big hole inside the house that was used to store and make their drugs,” says Motsapi. He adds that the drugs found inside the mine has a street value of R 250 000. “We found stored dagga, and 32 refuse bags full of dagga and drugs. The two suspects were arrested and detained for questioning,” says Motsapi. Motsapi in conclusion says that they are investigating a case of drug dealing and possession. The suspects will soon appear in court. He urges the community to inform the police about such conduct in the community to save the future of our society. The drug mine that was discovered by the police at Orange Farms.
Nomination list irregularities report awaited By Sonqoba Kunene SEDIBENG.- Analysts and disgruntled members of the ANC are anxiously awaiting the report of the ANC Investigating Task Team (ITT) led by NEC member and Home Affairs Minister Dr. Nkosazana DlaminiZuma assigned to probe nomination list irregularities in the May local government elections. In September, the ANC announced through its website that the task team mandated by the NEC to investigate the alleged irregularities had concluded its work in the Gauteng, Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces. Sedibeng was among the Gauteng regions visited by the task team. As it stands, there is no indication as to when the
of bulk membership.” The party’s Regional Secretary Bheki Ngobese then issued a media statement condemning the protests. “This is an un-ANC way of doing things. Barricading and blocking roads, destruction of public property and the burning of trains which will lead to millions of rands worth of tax payers’ money in damages cannot be condoned,” reads a statement from Ngobese report will be released. Prior to the May 18 in an article published in elections this year, there was an uproar fol- the Vaal Weekly dated 16-22 lowing allegations of irregularities and ma- February 2011. nipulation of lists and several ANC Branch Billenial General Meetings were disrupted This is what some of the and in some cases, law enforcement was streets in Sebokeng looked required to quell tensions. At the time, in like following violent proFebruary, dissatisfied members of the ANC tests over allegations of ANC election lists irregularities staged sit-ins at regional offices of the ruling and manipulation ahead of party. In Sebokeng, angry ANC members the May 18 local government barricaded roads with stones and debris elections. Photo: Sonqoba protesting what they labelled “the purchase Kunene.
These are the identikits of two of the suspects as described by the hijack victim.
By Lerato Serero VANDERBIJLPARK.- The recent increase of hijacking incidents in Vanderbijlpark is a reason for concern amongst both the police and the members of the community. Recently a 42-year-old man of a delivery truck was hijacked and kidnapped by six armed suspects. The truck valued at R600 000-000 with steel material worth R40 00000 were taken during the incident. It is alleged that the victim was driving a delivery truck containing steel material that was to be delivered in Vanderbijlpark. On the Golden Highway at the PotchefstroomVereeniging-Vanderbijlpark four way crossing he noticed two vehicles behind him. A white VW Golf and a white Toyota Tazz with blue emergency lights overtook his truck and indicated to him that he must pull over. The driver of the VW Golf was in police uniform and asked the victim for his driver’s licence and warned him that the steel goods are about to fall off the truck. The unsuspecting victim climbed out of the truck to check the goods when a fire-arm was pointed at him by the two other passengers of the Toyota Tazz. The three suspects forced the victim in-
side their vehicle and drove off with the suspect. Police spokesperson warrant Officer Kinnie Steyn says that the three other suspects in the VW Golf remained at the scene and he never saw them or the truck again. The victim was taken to an open field near the Fochville off ramp where he was robbed of his cash and a cell phone before the suspects left him there and fled the scene. Fortunately the victim managed to alert another motorist passing by and he was then taken to report the incident at the SAPS. “We appeal to the public to be alert at all times and to take cognisance of this modus operandi used by criminals to fool the victims into thinking they are members from the SAPS. The public has the right to demand from police officials to show his or her appointment card. Each member is obligated to have it with them at all times,” Steyn says. Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects can contact the investigating officer in the case, Detective Warrant Officer Chipa Motaung, on (016) 910 9000 / 9090.
News in brief
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
To build our own reputation! By Lerato Serero
SEBOKENG.- “ We are here to make sure that community members, particularly contractors are given a fair share of the wealth of this region.” These are the words of the committee members of the newly formed Lesedi Community Forum that aims to unite and help contractors reach their business potential. Speaking to Vaal Weekly, the forum’s chairperson Elias Kheswa says that their aim is to bring workshops and seminars closer to township contractors who have for a long time been declined a chance to raise
their voices on issues that concerns them. Kheswa says that for a long time local contractor have been overlooked and that contractors from outside were the one’s given tenders. “We are inviting everyone who is interested to come join us so that we can better the lives of our people in this region who have, for a long time been neglected. This is an initiative of the community, for the community by the community,” Kheswa says. The members of the newly formed Lesedi Community Forum say that they are here to help the community. Photo: Lerato Serero.
MAKUMANE: News in brief Malema to meet samrem over slur PIETERMARIZBURG. - Beleaguered ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema is to meet with the SA Minority Rights Equality Movement (Samrem) on Tuesday to discuss his recent reference to Indians as “amakula” (coolies). His offensive charm follows his declaration on television on Sunday evening that he “loves whites.” Samrem laid a crimen injuria charge against Malema in Pietermaritzburg after his use of the derogatory term during a speech in Gauteng. Samrem convenor advocate Ashin Singh says Malema phoned him last week to request a meeting to “discuss” the matter. ANC Youth League spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy confirmed on Monday that Malema will visit Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday to meet Samrem representatives. Courtesy of NEWS24
It’s a beautiful day! By Lazarus Dithagiso BOIPATONG. - The Executive Mayor of Emfuleni Local Municipality, Greta Hlongwane says she feels proud to still rub shoulders with a 107-year-old granny, Lettia Mthimkulu. The mayor recently took time to pay Mthimkulu a special visit after she was invited by the members of the Mensana Corposana Church in Boipatong. She also rolled her sleeves up to join the church members by cleaning and painting the house of granny Mthimkulu in Tshepiso Phase 3 over the weekend, on Sunday. The house was given to the granny by the mayor as part of the Mandela Day activities in Emfuleni. The dream of the granny to live in her own house before she dies became a reality when the mayor handed the key as a commitment in response to
President Jacob Zuma’s call that July 18 should be commemorated by improving the lives of the communities. “Mthikulu is my mother and very glad to be able to spend time with her,” says the mayor before leaving to attend God’s Presence Healing Prophetic International Ministries service in Bophelong Extension 17. The mayor was joined by the MMC for safety, Velly Mcera, and MMC for sports, recreation, arts and culture, Shaka Radebe and ward councilor. The Executive Mayor of Emfuleni, Greta Hlongwane joined by her mayoral committee members on a visit to granny Lettia Mthimkulu (107) after her house was cleaned and painted together with members of Mensana Corposana Church in Phase 3 Tshepiso Boipatong. Photo: Lazarus Dithagiso.
COMMUNITY DIARY SEBOKENG.- The Diocese of Christ The King St Bernard Mizeki Men’s guild invites its members to an Annual General Meeting at the Church of Ascension Zone 6 on Saturday 19 November 2011 at 13:00. Revival starts at 20:00. For more info 082 2926 204. SEDIBENG. - Kaizer Chiefs Supporters Club Sedibeng Branch will hold a meeting at the various venues in Sedibeng on Sunday. Saul Tsotetsi Sports Complex in Zone 14, Sebokeng. Agenda: Annual reports from branches and the region year-end plans. The Sharpeville Branch will hold their meeting at house No 7495.Membership and recruitment of the club, report back from region. The Boipatong branch will hold their meeting at house No 171, Bafokeng Street. SHARPEVILLE.- Crew Entertainment Presents ‘Miss Kammaland 2011’ at Plot 34 Kammaland near Westside Park Sebokeng, Fochville road Golden High way on November 26. Starting from 15:00 till the dropping hours. Among the guest will be DJ Winter (Theta FM), DJ Castro, DJ Lekala, Bernito, Mashesha, Voetpad, DJ Sikiri and F.G. Bring your own camp chairs and ‘braai vleis.’ A sum of the monies will be donated to Vuka’uzenzele Old Age Home in Sharpeville. For more info contact Bobo at 078 040 7672 of Bennito at 078 628 7392. SEBOKENG.- Apollo of Apollo’s Place in Zone 12 invites all to the Battle of the Dj’s at his place on November 19 from 2:00. For more details call 076 044 3334
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
Dangerous road causes eerie accidents! By Lerato Serero SHARPEVILLE .- A miracle left a driver of a red VW Polo Classic in awe following a strange accident in Sharpeville last weekend. It is said that the driver of the Polo was left in wonder following what had been a careful drive from Steelpark to Sharpeville. While driving on the Tshepiso\ Steelpark road the driver apparently lost control of the car and the car capsized. Fortunately the driver was travelling alone was not injured during the incident. Police spokesperson Warrant Officer says that
during their patrols they were called to the scene of the accident where they helped the driver. Emergency personnel were called and the driver was treated for shock. The Tshepiso\ Steelpark road has become a source of concern for both the community and the motorists with accidents taking place continuously after dark. An accident report has been registered with the Sharpeville police. A driver of this VW Polo escaped with his life when the car keeled over in Sharpeville over the weekend. Photo: Lerato Serero.
Raped in exchange for rent! Love triangle turns bloody By Mduduzi Mathebula
ORANGE FARMS.- A landlord was arrested by the Orange Farms Police after he was linked to a rape case that was opened by a complainant who is a tenant on his property. The suspect (Landlord) is behind bars facing charges of rape. Apparently the suspect stormed into the room where the victim was sleeping at about 03:00 in the morning. According to the victim the landlord woke her up and asked her to come and see him urgently. The victim was confused but obeyed and followed the landlord into his
house. Upon the victim’s arrival the landlord, who was allegedly sexually aroused blocked the door and pushed her into the house. She tried to fight him off but he eventually forced her down on the couch and raped her. Afterwards he allegedly told her that she does not have to pay next month’s rent. Constable Shaan Motsapi, police spokesperson confirmed that the suspect is behind bars on a charge of rape. Investigations are ongoing and police are working to get to the bottom of this case.
By Mduduzi Mathebula ORANGE FARMS.- A man who found his girlfriend in bed with another man faces a charge of murder after he allegedly stabbed his partner to death last Tuesday. It appears that the enraged attacker let the man he found with his girlfriend go and later questioned his lover as to why she was cheating on him. He sedi-45
The police and the forensic analysts examine the body of Phillipi Tissona Nyamunda (32) found with four bullet wounds, on the open soccer field between Bophelong Ext. 14 and 15. Photo: Lazarus Dithagiso.
Body found near soccer field! By Lazarus Dithagiso BOPHELONG. – Two women have been arrested for questioning after Phillipi Tissona Nyamunda (32) was found murdered with four bullet wounds in his body. The body was found in the morning near the open soccer field Bophelong Extension 14 on Monday, at about 07:00. According to the friend of the deceased, two women arrived at a house on Sunday at about 21:00 looking for the deceased. One of the women was his fiancé. After they could not find the deceased at home, they left. When they arrived for the second time, they found the deceased at home. The women allegedly asked him to accompany them. “That was the last time we saw him alive,” the friend says.
The two women came back later, and started to break the windows of the house, and the one claimed that the deceased owes her something but did not disclose what it was. No-one asked them about the whereabouts of the deceased before they left again. They were later seen again when they were dropped off from a car, close to the deceased’s house. Warrant Officer Kinnie Steyn says a pedestrian saw the body of the deceased in an open soccer field between Extension 15 and 14, Bophelong. “The body was found with four wounds in the chest,” says Steyn. A case of murder was opened. Police appeal to members of the public who might have witnessed the incident to contact Detective Captain Abi Naar Maleke on 084 702 6673 or 079 525 1425.
bludgeoned her with a knife following a brief argument. Responding police officers found the body of the woman lying in a pool of blood not far from where the incident took place. Police spokesperson Constable Shaan Motsapi says that the man was arrested and will apppear in the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court facing a charge of murder.
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
Madame Mayor caught in the act! News that the current mayor of the Emfuleni Local Municipality, Gretha Hlongwane owes household services for her house in Three Rivers should not come as a surprise to the residents of Sedibeng. It has been for a while now, a known fact that councilors and municipal officials stand in arrears for huge amounts of money, yet they are the ones that encourages community members to pay their rates and taxes so that the municipality can offer them 'high-quality' services. Now the question here is: Is it ok for high ranking officials to get away with not paying for their services, but when an ordinary member for the community does not pay they get
to have their services cut off? Should there not be a single system that fairly deals with both government officials and ordinary community members the same way? You favourite newspaper, Vaal Weekly, can this week exclusively reveal that Greta Hlongwane, the Executive Mayor of the Emfuleni Local Municipality and the Deputy Chairperson of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) owes almost R30 000 on her municipal account. It is public knowledge that the Emfuleni Local Municipality has been greatly affected by the non-payment of municipal accounts by its residents and in recent years, the uncollected debt has stood at millions and counting. Some of the debt has since been written off and efforts to get people who cannot pay for their services to register as indigents are yet to yield results. Even the 50% discount offered to the municipality’s debtors on condition they settle their accounts did not produce the desired outcomes. It is also known that the ELM has faced serious financial challenges in recent months and therefore revenue collection has been a priority in order for the municipality to meet its financial obligations. The question that one needs to ask themselves here is why a high ranking member of the local government, such as the mayor neglect to do the most basic things that she herself has been employed to oversee (pay for her services or at least get the municipality to give her the correct bill). Many such as the mayor should be held accountable. The mayor’s spokesperson responded in saying that the Mayor is treated just like any other citizen or resident of Emfuleni when it comes to Municipal accounts. And he can proudly say that she did not use her position as the Executive Mayor to take liberties. Though it is encouraging to see that the mayor has not used her power to 'get rid' of the debt, it is deheartening that it happened in the first place.
Malema’s bad medicine! The African National Congress has shocked the nation on Thursday when Derrick Hanekom denounced the Youth League President of his chair for five years and holding his membership of two years. Vaal Weekly readers share their feelings and views on the matter.
Hloni Tsotetsi “This is long overdue they should have done this a long time ago. Malema was just as corrupt as they are, our government is playing us,” says Tsotetsi from Orange Farms.
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We must become more involved Thabiso Radebe (In his personal capacity) from Sebokeng writes Blade Nzimande addressed Gauteng communists and members of Gauteng public at a fully packed Dobsonville community hall recently. One of the reasons why the event happened at a Soweto township is to highlight the challenges faced by Soweto schools. Many remain embroiled by unresolved challenges like disruption of schools by unruly criminal elements and peddling of drugs around and within school premises. It emerged in this public meeting that in Gauteng the township schools of Evaton and Soweto were reported as most dysfunctional schools highlighted by Hope Papo, ANC member of the Gauteng legislature as he directed the programme. Even educators in these schools do not have confidence in their own work because they remove their own children from these schools instead of fixing the problems. Why act hopeless while government, (President Zuma) is on record, saying that education is a national key priority? What is needed is community ownership on educational matters. This is a societal issue, so not one stakeholder should be afraid to be directly involved to root out remaining evils in the education system.
Thank you Dr. Orma! Josephine Malindi from Sebokeng writes: I would like to compliment Dr. Orma’s General Practice in Vanderbijlpark. I’m proud of him because he has done a lot of things without asking me for any money. Please keep this up, but not only for me but for other patients as well. I appreciate your support. Here is the motivation for today: Standing for what you believe in regardless of the odds against you and the pressure that tears at your resistance, is courage. Keeping a smile on your face when inside you feel like you are dying, for the sake of supporting other, is strength. Stopping at nothing and doing what is in your heart and what you know is right, is determination.
the members that the salaries of the police non- uniform staff are going to be adjusted, apart from the annual salary increment but that did not happen. Since then, we have not heard anything from them. Shame on you, POPCRU!
Our problem: God is uninvited Samuel Radebe from Heilbron writes: I want to disagree with a lot of people, including School Governing Bodies (SGB’S) that when children faint in school parades ,this happens as a result of satanistic attacks. Why do only a handful of children get attacked by this so-called ‘evil spirit?’ We have to understand that this is defiance on the highest level. With the abolishment of biblical studies at schools, this was inevitably going to occur. Our children are raised without a fear of the Lord. With the advent of ‘rights’ in schools, pupils now pierce their belly buttons and tongues and they attach ear-rings everywhere. The worst part is that no-one seems to notice that these ‘attacks’ only occur around exam times. It is a clear sign that from the beginning of the year the children refuse to work and then fabricate ‘satantic seizures’ when they see that they are not going to pass their exams. This unfortunately, starts at the top. Even in parliament our leaders are using financial muscles to run the country. If you are running a country without God things are bound to end up in chaos.
“Right move by the ANC. Juju is having a taste of his own medicine. What he did to Mbeki is reflecting back hard on him, let him take the walk of shame too,” says Magdalene Tsotetsi from Orange Farms.
We had a blast!
Rantlo Mlangeni from Zone 7B Sebokeng writes: I would like to congratulate the Kaizer Chiefs supporters of the Sebokeng East Branch for launching their brand new flag in Zone 7, Sebokeng recently. This branch made history by celebrating one of the key milestones in Zone 7. House number 10134 was full to the brim. It is an honour for me to thank Cecil Motaung, Kaizer Chiefs’ Supporters Relations Manager for having faith in members of the branch. Let me thank the following people for their efforts in making the whole process successful: Elias Tsoane (Chairman), Thabiso Radebe (PRO), Oom Rhee, Ausi Martha and the rest of the supporters for sacrificing a lot for Amakhosi. My message to the branch is that life has its ups and downs, but don’t give up. Keep the ball rolling. Shine Sebokeng East Brach, shine!
Thabile Radebe from Muvhango says “The man needed a slap in the face. He was dragging the ANC’s name in the mud and he was just a bad leader.”
Popcru just a ‘poep’ in the wind! Please help me find my family! Collins Ntelele from Ironsyde writes: When is the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) going to refrain from misleading its loyal affiliates? Two years ago wage negotiations failed prison employees regarding night shift allowances and this time, it is the members of the police non- operational staff who bear the brurden of this unscrupulous union. Earlier this year in Sebokeng, the union’s leadership told
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Sampie Mokhutswane from Mangaung Correctional Center writes: I’m writing this letter to all Vaal Weekly readers to help me in my quest to reunite with my family. The last time I saw them was during 2006 before I was arrested. I really need to see them as there are many things that I want to talk to them about. They are the only family I have in this world. The people I’m looking for are Isaac Mokhutswane and Sina Sithole. They are my grandparents. Their children are Libuseng, Sepepi, Maditaba and Mathapelo Mokhutswane. Anyone who knows these people should please ask them to write to me at this address: Mangaung Correctional Center, Private Bag X101, Fichartd Park, Bloemfontein, 9317.
Busi Mthinkhulu from Small Farms is of the opinion that Malema was a bad influence although he was addressing the right issues. “Unfortunately, the way he addressed them is not what we expected from a person that we want to look up to,” she says.
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
Pot heads arrested! By Lerato Serero
Suspended ANC Youth League President Julius Malema remains defiant and has said that “the gloves are off.” He is seen here during the ANC’s campaign to win Midvaal during the local government elections earlier this year. Right: Some of the reactions on the social networking site Twitter following the suspension of Julius Malema last week. Photo: Sonqoba Kunene.
By Sonqoba Kunene
SEDIBENG.- Whilst thousands of South Africans were glued to their television sets and radio headsets, the cyberspace was abuzz with Malema fever as users kept their followers up to speed with developments and reactions regarding the situation of the suspended ANC Youth League President, Julius Malema. Malema and members of his executive committee were slapped with sanctions by the party’s national disciplinary committee following serious transgressions and controversial statements regarding regime change in Botswana. Following the announcement last week, Malema indicated that he would appeal his 5-year suspension.
Transport authorities have warned motorists and other road users to exercise caution as we head towards the festive season. In recent weeks, the Gauteng Department of Community Safety has inspected hundreds of vehicles in order to ensure that cars on our roads are roadworthy and such operations are expected to intensify. Photo: Sonqoba Kunene.
VANDERBIJLPARK.- The commitment to root out drugs and crime in Vanderbijlpark particularly in the Bequerel street vicinity was intensified recently. The Vanderbijlpark SAPS members are making sure that they clamp down on drug dealing and two drug dealers recently felt the heat when they were arrested for being in possession of Ecstasy and Dagga in the Bequerel street area of Vanderbijlpark. Police were performing their duties as required when they saw two suspicious young male suspects (aged 16 and 26). The two suspects appeared to be very nervous and the police decided to investigate further, their suspicions were confirmed when Ecstasy tablets and Dagga were found in their possession. They were both arrested and detained at the Vanderbijlpark police station. “We are committed to root out drug dealing in our area and an increased visibility will ensure more arrests in future,” says Vanderbijlpark police spokesperson Warrant Officer Kinnie Steyn.
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
She ain’t no pansy! SAB ‘C’ you soon!
By Sonqoba Kunene
SEDIBENG.- Evaton born and bred Advocate Pansy Faith Tlakula has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). This follows the retirement of Brigalia Bam. Tlakula joined the Electoral Commission in February 2002 as a Chief Electoral Officer. Her colourful career and academic achievements include a B. Proc degree from the University of the North, an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLM degree from Harvard University and an honorary doctorate in legal studies from the Vaal University of Technology. She is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Before joining the IEC, Tlakula was a member of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for six years. During her period in office she served as the coconvener of the first National Conference on Racism. She represented the SAHRC at the Wo r l d emf-45b
Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. She is also the former National Director of the Black Lawyers Association. She served as the Chairperson of the Council of the University of the North-West from 1997 to 2003. She is currently the chairperson of the board of the National Credit Regulator. She also serves on the boards of a number of companies including the following: The Bidvest Group Ltd, Lehotsa Holdings (Pty) Ltd, and National Credit Regulators (NCR). In July 2005, she was appointed as a member of the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights. Her portfolio in the Commission is the Special Reporter on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa and she is also responsible for Gambia, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zambia. Tlakula has received a number of awards including the Rapport / City Press Prestige Woman in 2006 and the 2007 CEO Magazine Most Influential Woman award in the category of Government and related institutions. Source: www.elections. org.za
Advocate Pansy Faith Tlakula is now the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, taking over from Dr. Brigalia Bam who has since retired. Photo: Sonqoba Kunene.
By Sonqoba Kunene
SEDIBENG.- Local historian, researcher, educationist and political activist Thami Ka Plaatjie has been recommended as one of the board members at the helm of the public broadcasters, the South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC). The former Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) and Pan Africanist Movement (PAM) leader was recommended to serve on the board by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications following a gruelling process which started with 52 national candidates. The initial 52 names represented professors, medial law experts and trade unionists and Ka Plaatjie was shortlisted into the last eight. The former National Development Agency (NDA) Senior Manager for Strategy and Policy then made it to the last six standing people. Ka Plaatjie was eventually chosen following extensive interviews by the Portfolio Committee last Thursday and will bring his rich background in research and education to the SABC board. He is expected to fill the last vacant spot on the SABC Board following the resignation of former member, Peter Harris. Ka Plaatjie, who is currently busy with the ANC centenary research in the Free State Province and is also working on a documentary project on
Thami Ka Plaatjie has been recommended to serve on the SABC board. Photo: Sonqoba Kunene.
the ruling party, says that he is excited to get the nod to fill the vacant spot on the SABC board. “This is an expression of confidence and I’m happy that all opposition parties except the Congress of the People supported my nomination,” says Ka Plaatjie. Ka Plaatjie served the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania for 26 years before he left to form his own party, the Pan Africanist Movement ahead of the National and Provincial Elections in 2009. In May 2010, he said “It is time to come home.” This was when he joined the ANC.
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
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It’s no secret: She uses LUX! By Mduduzi Mathebula
Tselane Tshehlane finalist for Lux Tselane Tshehlane is flying the Vaal Smooth Skin. Photo: Mduduzi Matheflag high. bula.
Follow ARIES (Mar. 21-April 20) This week is a mixed bag. It is full of surprises, especially on the home front. It’s a mildly accidentprone week as well, so be careful. You have lots of mental and physical energy to earn money and spend it.
TAURUS (Apr. 21-May 21) Take extra precautions walking, jogging and driving this week, because this is an accident-prone week. An accident does not have to happen - it will more likely occur because you are distracted.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Yo u m i g h t l o s e m o n e y a n d possessions or, alternatively, you might find something. This week's celestial influence could go either way. Stay on the positive side of things this week.
SEDIBENG.- She was once a ‘sexy of the week’ in Vaal Weekly in 2009, and went ahead to learn more about modeling. She has been Miss Valentine, Miss Winter, Miss DHS, and today she is in the top 3 for Miss Lux Smooth Skin, the one and only Tselane Eugenia Tshehlane. Tshehlane is an 18-year-old University of Johannesburg student from Sebokeng Zone 3, and she is currently in her first year of studying Transport Management. Tshehlane says she feels great about her modeling career and at the moment she is up to the challenge to win the Lux Smooth Skin competition. Tshehlane’s mother, Paulina Tshehlane could not utter a word due to the excitement that has covered her family. Paulina’s excitement has spread through the entire neighbourhood. She says everywhere she goes, she asks people to vote for her daughter. Paulina says she started taking her daughter’s modeling career serious when she entered the Face of Linzo’s Beauty Pageant and when she featured in Vaal Weekly. To vote for Tshehlane you can sms TSE in caps to 45666/ 45663/ 45668/ 45667.
on CANCER (June 22-July 22) You will be a bit more emotional than usual this week because the moon is in your sign. Relations with authority figures are rebellious or at cross purposes. You might feel thwarted by others.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Play it low-key this week because you are just not sure which way the wind is blowing. You probably feel restless and concerned about finances. (Expect a few surprises here.)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 23) Relations with others, especially in groups, are up beat and successful, except for cross words with one person. Disagreements about how to spend money or share a specified amount are likely.
LIBRA (Sept. 24-Oct. 23) People will notice you this week, no matter how briefly. Perhaps you’ll stand up to someone or rebel against
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Anything to do with travel plans, higher education, medicine, the law, publishing and the media will hold some surprises. Expect cancellations and delays.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Be extra careful with bank accounts, debt, taxes, inheritances and shared property this week, because something unexpected might occur.
Frida Motloenya enjoys her birthday with friends and family. Photos: Mduduzi Mathebula.
By Mduduzi Mathebula VANDERBIJLPARK.- They say life begins at 40, Frida Motloenya a local leader and NGO manager celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday with family and friends at Lizard Guest House. A birthday party was held for Motloenya with some of the top local government officials, with the likes of councillor Pias Maseko, MMC Sello Pitso, midcorner, Jimmy Mononye, Ben Mthembu, Papi Tau and Thabo Mokone who was the programme director. Mokone gave a word of encouragement to Motloenya. “I look up to people like you, people who fight for what they want in life,” says Mokone. It was clear enough to the attendees that Motloenya is a toughie and a good mother when her 20-year-old daughter, who is a student at the Vaal University of Technology, Confidence “Mbo” Lemfe thanked her mother for being a good role model and a good leader. The 40-year-old mother thanked everybody for their support and she says she always wanted to have an exclusive birthday when she was young.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.-Jan. 20) Be prepared to go more than halfway when dealing with others this week, because the moon is directly opposite your sign. People can be touchy and quick to argue so stay calm.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 19) Something to do with your job routine will be interrupted - just expect this. This is not an ideal week to introduce reforms or suggest improvements, because someone will object.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Basically, this can be a playful week; however, it is an accidentprone week for children in your care (or your own kids.) Therefore, keep your eyes open.
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
May God grant you super natural wisdom!
The aim of the educational Sunday was to hold a prayer meeting for school children who are busy with their exams in all grades.
By Lerato Serero ORANGE FARMS.- The United Reformed Church in Southern Africa’s Orange Farms Congregation extended its hand by hosting a Educational Sunday this past weekend. The aim of the educational Sunday was to hold a prayer meeting for school children who are busy with their exams in all grades, wishing them luck as the year is coming to an end. The prayer was followed by a candle lighting ceremony where 22 graduates lit candles and church
members wished them well on their exams with special emphasis on the grade 12 pupils (Matric) of 2011. The service was conducted by the church youth minister, Reverend Lephakga who read from the book of Joshua 1 : 1-9 with emphasis on verse 9 “ Be positive trust only God” Professor Tshaka from Unisa was the guest speaker for the day and Charles Phahlane from the office of Gauteng MEC for Education gave tips to the students.
Follow those who have gone before us! By Mduduzi Mathebula SEBOKENG.- Word of Faith Christian Centre situated in Zone 13 hosted a youth banquet on Friday where young people were dressed in formal wear shining like stars on the red carpet. T h e g u e s t s p e a k e r, R o r i s a n g Thandekiso who is a TV presenter, producer and radio personality addressed the group of young people. During the banquet service she opened with Luke 2: 42. The main message in her speech was that young people should reach for their dreams. “We need to be realistic about ourselves and what we do. We need learn from those who have gone through the race and managed to complete it with distinctions, referring to King David,
Joseph and Joshua,” says Thandekiso. She says learning from these guys in the bible reminds us that we are human like them, but the total completion we can get from Jesus Christ who was once a young person. She says she is afraid that young people are channelRorisang Thandekiso YO-TV ing their presenter and radio personalenergy in ity speaks to her peers at the the wrong youth Banquet on Friday. Photo: things. Mduduzi Mathebula.
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Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
Heads will roll because of unfair toll!
Members of COPE stood in their numbers to voice their concerns over corruption in the department of transport and the impact of the toll road saga recently.
By Lerato Serero SEDIBENG.- The Congress Of The People (COPE) recently reiterated their statement that the toll gates saga is riddled with corruption. The Congress of the People caucus had outspoken views on the imposed toll roads petition during a petition hearing hosted by the Gauteng Provincial Legislature recently. Members of the party stood in their numbers to voice their concerns over corruption in the department of transport and the impact of the toll road saga. “We stand in unity with all citizens who are against the implementation of the tolling system it is clear that the toll roads system contradicts the needs and interest of the people,” says caucus Leader, Ndzipho Kalipa. “We will continue to petition the petitions committee at the Legislature against this matter until the people’s cries are heard,” he adds.
We are ‘exhausted’ By Lazarus Dithagiso SEDIBENG.- The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has called on the Minister of transport, S’bu Ndebele to unlock his doors to engage in a dialogue for the subsidy of the taxi industry and the mobility for a better road safety plan. The spokesperson of the NTA, Lanois Molobela, on a statement, says that should the minister fail to open his ears and eyes for the taxi industry he should be removed from his position. The complaints are the culmination of the resolution, mandate given to the executive committee by more than 8000 taxi operators at a meeting held at Kebler park Recreation Centre on October 13.The NTA say that they are badly treated by their own democratic government. For years recapitalisation and taxi subsidy has made a big impact in the country’s public transport. “We can no longer cope with the current economy escalating on a monthly basis. If there’s a criterion that needs to be followed by the NTA to qualify for a subsidy, the minister will have to come forward to explain,” they say.
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Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
Charity wheelchairs for Christmas!
support and counseling provided by the organisation to children headed households. ‘Hlalele says that Hands of Hope home based care’ includes services like bed baths, wound dressing and supervision of taking medication. Services provided include care for the sick, attending to substance abuse, basic HIV and Aids and primary health care.
By Lazarus Dithagiso
VANDERBIJLPARK. - Phillip Nothnagel, CEO of VCE (Vesco handed over two wheelchairs to the Project Manager of Hands of Hope Emotional and Wellness Centre, Isaac Hlalele. Nothnagel says the wheelchairs will be used to transport sick patients to different clinics. He acknowledged the sterling work done by Hands of Hope to the community. “As VCE we will keep on supporting the broader community in the region,” he says. We appreciate the
Our bodies broken, but our hearts overflow!
Isaac Hlalele, (on the left) Project manager of Hands of Hope received two wheelchairs from Phillip Nothnagel CEO of VCE recently. Photo: Frank Trimbos.
Nedbank helps Vaal businesses to forecast the SA economy
By Mduduzi Mathebula
Even If you are disabled you can still be beautiful! This beautiful young lady outshone everyone at the event.
Nedbank Business Banking recently hosted an economic presentation at Stonehaven on the Vaal. Anis Stewart, Nedbank Business Banking’s Regional Business Head for the Central Gauteng Region, welcomed clients by expressing the hope that the presentation would assist them with their business decisions going forward. The presentation by Nicky Weimar, Nedbank Senior Economist, illustrated the impact that the volatile and weak markets in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Eurozone countries were having on the SA economy. Says Weimar, ‘The volatility of these markets has had a delayed ripple effect on the South African economy, and while our recessionary woes are nowhere near the extent of our overseas counterparts’ problems, our recovery continues to be slow’. She added that a number of domestic factors are also adding to the slow recovery. ‘Mining is holding up, but is erratic and softer, and with slower world economic growth implying weaker exports, the manufacturing sector – which was looking weak even before the strikes and power outages had a negative effect – has not yet recovered to prerecession levels. In addition, consumer spending is slowing and credit demand is fading again, while a sharp depreciation in the value of the rand will be a worry from an inflation perspective, which is expected to rise to the SARB’s upper 6% limit by year-end. ‘Personal debt burdens in South Africa remain unacceptably high – around 75% of income, compared with 55% a decade ago, but are down from 82% in early 2008. However, prime interest rates are expected to remain under 10% until 2014, keeping debt servicing costs at manageable levels. Aggressive hikes in interest rates are also unlikely unless the rand falls dramatically,’ says Weimar.
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SEBOKENG.- The Zone 7 library hosted the ‘Women living with disabilities’ on Saturday morning organised by Khulisa Disability Network. The event was supposed to be held in conjunction with able women who did not pitch, but nevertheless the event was successful because these dynamic women say they are physically challenged but mentally sound. Busi Dhlamini, the organiser of the event says they are working hard towards a common goal to close the gap between normal women and challenged women. “We are looking at closing that gap of discrimination that set us apart from normal women. Though Dhlamini also says that challenged people have a tendency to isolate themselves, and to feel less worthy. “Truly speaking the community will only act on how you view yourself,” says Dhlamini to the women who packed the Zone 7 library. Guest speakers who were appointed to come and uplift these dynamic challenged women did not pitch. But Dhlamini’s younger sister, Zandile, who does not have any disabilities encouraged the attendees telling them about a day in the life of her sister. She told them that there is something that God has given every human being despite disabilities, and the women were asked to stop making excuses. Zandile says, “Feeling sorry for your -self does not delete or move away your disabilities, but your attitude towards your challenges can eliminate your disability, because you will be able to do things on your own.”
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
By Lazarus Dithagiso
We are ready for you!
VA N D E R B I J L PA R K . Groenpunt Correctional Service FC and Vereeniging SAPS FC have advanced to the JMP Funeral annual tournament soccer finals. The final kick-off is on Wednesday (today,) at Cecil Old Ridge Stadium at 15:00. Last year’s champions, CIG FC suffered a hard blow of 3-1 when they were knocked out in the semi finals by Vereeniging SAPS. The semi final was played at the same venue on November 9. The two teams were level to 1-all draw before extra time. This time, SAPS meant business from the first whistle of the extra time. They started at-
tacking their opponents like a house on fire.In the other semi final, Groenpunt Correctional Service had a feast of goals when they crashed BEE FC by 4-1 to reach the final of the JMP Funeral annual tournament played at Cecil Old Ridge Stadium last Wednesday. Groenpunt goals were scored by Motseki Sello, Willy Mbele and John Tsotetsi. Groenpunt players say they are going to start where they ended come the final. They sent a strong message to Vereeniging FC not to expect any favours. The players say they have made space for the trophy on their cabinet. The first prize is R3000 including a trophy and the second prize R1500 with a third prize of R500.
Groenpunt Correctional Service FC before they walloped BEE FC by 4-1 to advancedto the final of the JMP Funeral annual tournament. The team faces Vereeniging SAPS at Cecil Old Ridge Stadium, on Wednesday (today.) Kick off is at 15:00. Photos: Lazarus Dithagiso.
CIG FC and Vereeniging SAPS players tussle for the ball during the semi finals of JMP Funeral annual tournament. Vereeniging walloped CIG by 3-1 after extra time.
Steve Lekoelea of BEE FC challenged by a Groenpunt FC player.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED NEW VAAL COLLIERY (NVC) LIFE EXTENSION PROJECT AVAILABILITY OF FINAL SCOPING REPORT FOR COMMENT
We thank the many stakeholders who have commented on the Draft Scoping Report for the above project. In accordance with the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (2010) stakeholders now have a further 21 days to comment on the Final Scoping Report before x submission to the competent authorities.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) A parallel environmental authorisation process is being undertaken in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA), Act 28 of 2002 and the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), Act 107 of 1998. The process will also include an Environmental Management Programme Report (EMPR), based on the findings of the EIA, a Waste Management Licence Application (WMLA) in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA), Act 59 of 2008 and an Integrated Water Use License Application (IWULA) in terms of the National Water Act (NWA), Act No. 36 of 1998. x The EIA and public participation process are being conducted by Golder Associates, an independent environmental company appointed by AATC.
FINAL SCOPING REPORT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT The Final Scoping Report for the above process will be available for comment from Thursday, 17 November to Wednesday, 7 December 2011. The document can be downloaded from the following website: www.golder.com/public The document will also be available at the following public places: PUBLIC PLACE
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SEDIBENG.- First it was Jonas “Samora” Nhlapo and now it is Jabu Mkhwanazi who has quit refereeing after he was sidelined. Weekly Sport has learned that Mkhwanazi, one of the most promising referees to have emerged in Sedibeng has decided to “quit refereeing” after the Referee National Committee ‘over looked’ him when they promoted some referees to officiate in the first national divisions. This is despite the fact that Mkhwanazi was voted the Safa Second Division League Best Referee last year. He was also named the Safa Sedibeng Best Referee early this year. When Weekly Sport asked Mkhwanazi about his decision to quit refereeing he says “It is personal and I do not want to talk about this. I have made sacrifices in refereeing and right now I’m helping to develop referees at schools.” A source close to him says he was angry after the national committee promoted their favourite referees and left him in the cold. He says Mkhwanazi was one of the match officials that was supposed to be promoted to officiate in the national first division. “I think I would do the
Jabu Mkhwanazi during the Humang Rights Day Four Nation Tournament at the Boipatong Stadium recently. Photo: Zacharia Nale.
same if I was Jabu because the man has done enough to convince the panel that he deserves to be promoted to the first division. How can you overlook someone who was named the Best Referee in the second division last year and promote no names? Some people have hidden agendas against Mkhwanazi just because he is outspoken. He challenges issues and that is why those committees did not promote him. It is sad for our football to lose a talented referee like Mkhwanazi,” says the source. To date, Mkhwanazi has graced Weekly Sport’s sport pages after he was named Safa Sedibeng Best Referee early this year.
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Bidders must comply with the following minimum requirements. Failure to comply will lead to disqualification. Additional requirements will be stipulated in the bid document. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT OF THE VANDERBIJLPARK TOWN PLANNING SCHEME 1987 IN TERMS OF SECTION 56 (1)(b)(i) OF THE TOWN PLANNING AND TOWNSHIPS ORDINANCE, 1986 VANDERBIJLPARK AMENDMENT SCHEME H1557 We, Urban Worx Town and Regional Planners, being the authorised agent of the owner of Erf 59, Vanderbijlpark, South East 7 town area, Registration Division I.Q., Gauteng Province, hereby give notice in terms of section 56(1)(b)(i) of the Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986, that we have applied to the Emfuleni Local Municipality for the amendment of the Town Planning Scheme known as the Vanderbijlpark Town Planning Scheme, 1987, by the rezoning of the property described above, situated at 23 Henri Van Wyk Street, Vanderbijlpark, South East 7 town area, from â€œResidential 1â€? to â€œResidential 4â€? Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Strategic Manager: Land Use Management, First Floor, corner of President Kruger Street and Eric Louw Street, Old Trustbank Building, Vanderbijlpark for a period of 28 days from 9 November 2011. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Strategic Manager Land Use Management at the above address or at P.O. Box 3, Vanderbijlpark, 1900, within a period of 28 days from 9 November 2011. 30237-44
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Original valid tax clearance certificate issued by South African Revenue Services (SARS) must be submitted, Proof indicating that your Municipal account is not in arrears for more than three months must be submitted. Certified copy of letter of good standing in respect of Workmanâ€™s Compensation (COIDA) must be submitted. Copy of company profile & proposal must be submitted with contactable reference to a work done previously. A compulsory site briefing session will be held as stipulated above A minimum of 30% of the contract will be subcontracted to locally based SMMEâ€™s, joint venture partners, co-operatives, where the supplier is not locally based. 7. A BEE certificate to be submitted. At least 30% equity be for vulnerable groups (youth / people with disabilities & women) who own, control and manage the resources of the company. 8. Bidders must comply with all terms and conditions as outlined in this tender document. 9. Audited financial statements to be submitted Collection & submission of bid documents: Bid documents may be purchased and submitted during office hours between 08h00 to 15h15 on Monday to Friday excluding public holidays at Emfuleni Local Municipality Offices, Vanderbijlpark, Cnr. Klasie Havenga Street & Frikkie Meyer Boulevard Vanderbijlpark, Ground floor. Availability of bid documents: Bid documents will be available from the 16 November 2011 at 10H00 at a cost of R 250.00 (payable in cash or bank guaranteed cheque) before collection of the bid document. Returning and closing date and time of bid: Sealed marked bids must be placed in the Bid Box (First Floor) at the Municipal Offices, Vanderbijlpark, Cnr. Klasie Havenga Street & Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, not later than 12h00 on the closing date where after it will be opened in public in the Committee Room, first floor, Municipal Building, Vanderbijlpark. Evaluation and adjudication of bid: Bids will be evaluated and adjudicated in terms of Emfuleni Local Municipality Supply Chain Management Policy and Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act No 5 of 2000. The 90/10 or 80/20 in preferential procurement points system as outlined in the bid document will apply. Please note: s .O BID WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM THE PERSON IN THE SERVICE OF THE STATE s -UNICIPALITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY BID OR PART THEREOF AND IS NOT OBLIGED TO ACCEPT THE LOWEST BID s -UNICIPALITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT A BID IN PART s "IDS SHALL REMAIN VALID FOR A PERIOD OF NINETY DAYS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE s 4ELEGRAPHIC TELEPHONIC TELEX FACSIMILE EMAIL AND LATE BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED s "IDS MAY ONLY BE SUBMITTED ON THE ORIGINAL BID DOCUMENTATION THAT IS ISSUED BY %MFULENI ,OCAL -UNICIPALITY Preference is given to bidders who enhance the local economy, create jobs and who promote broad â€“based black economy empowerment (BBBEE) and to bidders who are within the Emfuleni Local Municipality. Mr. S. Shabalala MUNICIPAL MANAGER
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Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
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I, C. F. de Jager of Pace Plan Consultants, being the authorized agent of the owner of Erf 653 Vanderbijlpark SE 1, hereby gives notice in terms of Section 56(1)(b)(ii) of the Town Planning and Townships Ordinance (15 of 1986) that I have applied to the Emfuleni Local Municipality for the amendment of the Vanderbijlpark Town Planning Scheme, 1987, by the rezoning of the property described above, situated on 266 Louis Trichardt Street, Vanderbijlpark SE 1, from “Residential 1” with an Annexure that it may also be use for Offices, excluding escort agencies, security businesses, labour hire or any other noxious office uses, subject to certain conditions, to “Special” for a motor sales market, public garage (excluding retail sale of fuel), offices and place of refreshment and with the special consent of the Council, any other uses, excluding noxious uses. All relevant documents relating to the application will be open for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Land Use Management, First Floor, Old Trust Bank Building, corner of President Kruger Street and Eric Louw Street, Vanderbijlpark, for 28 days from 16 November 2011. Objections or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing at the Municipal Manager, P. O. Box 3, Vanderbijlpark, 1900 or faxed to (016) 950 5533 within a period of 28 days from 16 November 2011. Address of the agent: Pace Plan Consultants, P. O. Box 60784, VAALPARK, 1948, Tel: (016) 971 3456 Date of first publication: 16 November 2011
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Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
Sport Zacharia Nale’s Sports Beat
Out of order Comrade! This region will continue to be the “laughing stock” of other Safa regions because of a lack of proper planning and biased team’s selection. The Safa Sedibeng regional squad went to represent this region but some of the local junior soccer teams were not aware that there was a team that went to present this region during the Safa Provincial selection held in Randfontein over the weekend.
Immediately after I heard about this squad – Sports Beat contacted Safa Sedibeng’s general secretary – Star “Comrade” Hlongwane demanding answers regarding the selection of the team and coach. Hlongwane tried very hard to explain the situation but clearly my “Comrade” was out of order justifying the region association’s decision to endorse the squad. Please save it! The question that we as the junior soccer teams representatives want to know is: Who selected this team and when was it selected? What makes matters even worse, is that the the junior soccer league is not active in this region but were told that there is a team that represented us at the Safa Provincial trials this past weekend. We as junior soccer teams demand answers from all the LFAs and Safa Sedibeng regarding this team’s reason for ‘qualifying.’ As far as I know – there was never a formal; invitation for our junior soccer teams to bring the players for trials or selection. Some football administrators and coaches do not take this region seriously enough. Sports Beat understands that Master Zondo was the head coach of this team – but also the question that we as the junior soccer teams ask ourselves is – who
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appointed him and what criteria was used for his appointment. Our development coaches’ reputation is at stake because of people like Zondo. They jump at each opportunity no matter how it affects others. We as the junior soccer teams’ representative intend to write a letter to Safa Sedibeng and Safa national office, questioning the criteria used in this region to select players and coaches. For example, some of the junior soccer teams are not informed about the trials or selections. Why? It is because some development coaches have hidden agendas against certain junior soccer teams in this region. The good players were left behind and we will continue to become the “laughing stock” of the South African football. Lastly, if Emfuleni Local Football Association doesn’t deal with Tebello Kheswa, I will do it personally. He made serious allegations during my absence saying “Nale Football Academy belong to the association chairman – Bushy Nale. This was during one of the Super League meetings. He must thank God because I was not there. Kheswa must not fight other people’s fights because he will pay for their sins.
I can still do it! Lekoelea was part of the South African U/23 National soccer team that beat the feared Brazil in 2000 Sydney Olympic. Speaking to Weekly Sport, the ‘over weight’ Lekoelea believes that he is not yet finished and that he can still play at the highest level of football which is the Premier Soccer League. This former Orlando Pirates dazzling midfielder tells Weekly Sport that his experience can help a lot of youngsters in the Absa Premier Soccer League. “I still believe that my time will come once again to play in the highest level of football. I still want to contribute in the field of play before thinking of hanging up my soccer boots,” says a soft spoken Lekoelea. To date, Lekoelea is one of many local soccer players who were discovered by the now defunct Sebokeng Two For Joy, owned by James Ncidi. The team also produced talented players such as Joseph “China” Masondo, Pitso Lekone, Motlatsi Mohopeloa and many others. In action, Steve “Chippa” Lekoelea during the SAPS Soccer Tournament at the Cecil Oldridge Park Stadium last Wednesday. Photo: Lazarus Dithagiso.
VANDERBIJLPARK.- He might not be one of the fastest players like he used to be – but Steve “Chippa” Lekoelea still posesses the skill that made him a darling among Orlando Pirates supporters during his hey days. Despite his fall from “grace” – Lekoelea is still popular among the local soccer fans. This was evident during the Vaal Rand SAPS Soccer Tournament held at the Cecil Oldridge Park Stadium last Wednesday. “Chippa” as he is commonly known in the South African football played BEE FC in the tournament. He was a marvel to watch with those “maiden touches” that used to make him famous among the local soccer fans. When on the ball – the opponents would think twice before they mark him as he “teases” them, much to the delight of the spectators. He is also still popular among the young footballers who see him as their role model. This Sebokeng “prodigal son” took South African football by storm when he made his professional debut for Moroka Swallows before he was snapped by Orlando Pirates. Lekoelea played his best football while he was still playing for Pirates. He was the club’s freekick specialist and many defenders and goalkeepers had sleepless nights when their team had to face Pirates.
Vaal Weekly, 16 - 22 November 2011
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By Zacharia Nale SEDIBENG.- It is game on! The much awaited 2011/2012 Vaal Milling Super League and Safa Sedibeng SAB League soccer season has started and there is positive development introduced in local football. Both Safa Sedibeng SAB and Vaal Milling Promotion Leagues promise to be on fire with these changes in local football. The association’s league coordinator - Mfanafuthi Masondo says they are looking forward to the exciting season. “The local soccer fans must brace themselves for a bumper season because there is a lot of exciting development to be introduced this season. We are going to choose a ‘Man of The Match’ for both teams in every game. There is a form that the teams fill out to indicate which two players from both teams deserve the ‘Man Of The Match’ award on the day. This forms part of the association’s efforts to improve the standard of the league,” says Masondo. Masondo also reveals to Weekly Sport that this initiative has motivated the teams and it was evident over the weekend when some of the players produced a five-star performance. The excited Masondo says some of the positive developments introduced by the league, is the fact that this season the association has decided to have only two streams; A and B. The number of the teams has also increased from sixteen to twenty in stream A. The league has also produced players’ cards for all the teams. This means that the league will apply the ‘no card no play’ rule. In addition, Masondo says that last season the league was motivated by the professionalism of some teams and this encouraged them to introduce all these new ideas to the league. “The spirit was high among the officials, players and soccer fans over the weekend because on the changes that we brought into the league. We are running a professional league here and we urge the teams to also behave like professionals. Meanwhile, the age category for this season is the players who were born in 1994 with only five overaged players. To date, Mighty Stars and Rust-ter-Vaal Blues FC were the two teams promoted to the Castle League, while The Birds failed to gain promotion to the Safa Vodacom League after they were crowned Safa Sedibeng SAB League champions. Phil Ndlovu is adamant that his team will be among the teams that will finish at the top of the log, come - the end of the season. VUT FC also made their intentions clear to campaign in the second division next season when they appointed the former Vaal Professional star player – Geelbooi “Goma” Masango as “The Student’s head coach. Another side that looked set to finish at the top of the Safa Sedibeng SAB League log at the end of the season is Mighty Blues. The latter started the season like a house on fire.
Let the games begin Emfuleni Local Football Association Vaal Milling Promotion League STREAM A Friday VUT Dev vs Vereeniging Old Boys (Isak Steyl, 17:00) Saturday Nale Academy vs Jet Nteo (Boipatong Stadium, 15:00) Vultures vs Tshepiso Stars (Boipatong Stadium,
11:00) Liverpool vs Eleven Ideas (Boipatong, 13:00) X (4) Four FC vs Rustervaal Blues Dev (Bophelong, 11:00) Young Milano vs Danger FC (Shakespeare, 13:00) Bophelong Barcelona vs Amazing United (Bophelong, 13:00) Sunday Ghetto 7 vs T Squad (George Thabe, 13:00) Steel Park vs Vaal Manchester vs (Steel Park, 15:00)
Saturday Manyora FC vs Zone 10 United (Zone 15, 11:00) Moropoli Stars vs Arsenal (Zone 15, 13:00) Vaal Begginers vs Motaung Stars (Zone 15, 15:00) Sunday Sebokeng Ajax vs Celta Vigo (Zone 15, 11:00) Vaal Academy vs Mighty Boys (Zone 15, 15:00) Deportivo vs All Stars (Zone 15, 11:00)