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Crime kingpin shot dead By Elmon Tshikhudo Two alleged crime kingpins in the Thohoyandou area met their death when they tried to break free from the police in what is believed to have been a well-planned escape. The two, one of whom had survived a deadly shootout with the police years ago at the Malamulele Crossing, were appearing in the Thohoyandou High Court on charges related to several violent cases that occurred around the country. The incident that left workers at the Thohoyandou High Court in shock happened on Tuesday at around 17:00 while the two prisoners were being escorted from court back to the Thohoyandou Right: Shot dead. Alleged crime kingpin Mulalo Mabaya, who was killed by the police during an escape bid at the Thohoyandou High Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Correctional Centre. The violent altercation took place at the back of the High Court’s holding cells. The scene at the court holding cells resembled a Hollywood movie scene, with blood and bullet holes in the walls of the holding cells. Staff at the High Court, who did not want to be identified, said they heard gunshots, and some had to run for cover, while others hid under their tables as they did not know the origin of the shots. Within a short while, the scene was full of warders, uniformed police, warders from the correctional centre and High Court staff. Clearing up the scene took hours as different units of the police, among them the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), combed the scene for clues. Sources consulted allege that the escape could have been planned some time ago and that the prisoners had just been waiting for the right time to pounce on the police. One of the deceased was confirmed as being Mulalo Mabaya (41) of Itsani. Mabaya was one of the most feared alleged gangsters in the area and had been linked to countless violent crimes in the Thohoyandou area. In 2011, he survived a deadly shootout with the police

at the Malamulele Excel garage when the police tried to stop a vehicle that they suspected was to be used in a crime. His accomplice at the time, Sipho Shezi Sithole (19) from Umlazi in Durban, was killed during that shootout, while three other accomplices were seriously injured. - Continues on page 2

Above: Flashback ... Mulalo Mabaya receives medical assistance after he was injured during a shootout with the police at the Malamulele Excel garage in 2011.


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Fire at Muvhavha Secondary School By Elmon Tshikhudo

The body of Mabaya is being taken away from the scene to a waiting mortuary van.

Alleged crime kingpin shot dead two on-trial prisoners in the premises of the Thohoyandou Mabaya is alleged to have High Court. The two male started his criminal life many prisoners, who had just apyears ago and has been in and peared before the same High out of jail until he met his Court, were being escorted death. from the court holding cells Limpopo police spokesper- when they allegedly attacked son Brig Motlafela Mojapelo one of the warders and wresconfirmed the incident, saying tled for his R5 rifle. During the police had opened two the scuffle, several shots were inquest cases and a robbery randomly fired, and, in the case, “following the killing of process, the two prisoners - Continues from page 1

were shot dead.” The deceased were facing more than 90 charges, ranging from murder, armed robberies, business robberies to cash-in-transit heists. They were already on trial for these serious crimes. “Investigations into the circumstances of the shooting have already begun and have been taken over by the IPID,” Mojapelo said.

that were near the window. “It is very disturbing to find that there are people who would not hesitate to destroy the future of our children. The school is our own property and the future of our children, and we should all possessively guard against all forms of criminality.” He appealed to anyone with information regarding the incident to assist the police to bring the perpetrators to book. Chief Tshishonga Netswinga was equally disturbed about the incident. “This is bad. How

Residents of Tswinga outside Thohoyandou had a rude awakening last Monday (29 July), when they woke up to smoke and flames at the local Muvhavha Secondary School. Community leader Cllr Tshivhangwaho Makungo said he received a call at around 07:00 in the morning that the school was on fire and rushed there. “On arrival, I found part of the admin block, which houses computers and other valuables, on fire. I summoned the fire department, who responded quickly. The fire was extinguished before it could spread to the whole block and luckily only papers were burnt,” he said. Makungo further stated that, to him, it looked like someone had tried to gain entry through a window and, upon realizing that this was impossiThe burnt-out part of the admin block at Muvhavha Secondary School at ble, burnt books Tswinga outside Thohoyandou.

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can a normal person think of burning down a school?” Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed the incident and said they had opened a malicious-damage-to-property case. “The motive is not clear yet and the suspect(s) is unknown and police investigations continue. Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved, can phone the crime stop number 0860 010 111 or the nearest police station,” Ngoepe said.

Khwevha reunion As a way of catching up and charting the way forward to improve their former school, former learners at Khwevha Secondary School in Shayandima who attended the school between the years 1985 and 1995 have made a plan to come together. The meeting is scheduled for 10 August 2019 (Saturday) and will take place at Shuma Park, Shayandima, starting at 10: 00. One of the organisers, well-known musician and technician Mr Godfrey Nedididi, known as Mushavhi, said the event was meant for them to catch up and establish a networking session for former learners. “Most of us last met many years ago and we are scattered all over the country, with some not knowing what is happening to others. We have missed each other for so long and when we meet, a wide range of issues will be discussed.” He added that it would also be a networking session for all the former learners “and we strongly believe that, when we are together, great decisions will come up”. Mushavhi further indicated that plans to help their former school would also be unveiled during the meeting. For more information, former learners can contact Mushavhi at 076 040 4888, Mr Albert Sithubi at 076 856 2764, Mr Khathu Mapholi at 072 850 0045, Ms Maureen Mulaudzi at 079 287 2714 or Mr Trompie Rammbuda at 076 434 0988.


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Total shutdown at Elim By Kaizer Nengovhela Residents of the Elim area and the pupils of the Rivoni School for the Blind blocked entrances and exits to the mall and other areas as part of a total shutdown on Tuesday. The Elim area came to a standstill - no schooling took place, no transport operated in the area and businesses were closed. A heavy police presence monitored the situation. The reason for the shutdown was apparently the bad infrastructure at the Rivoni School for the Blind. Parents and pupils demanded better classrooms and a hostel. They are accusing the Department of

Education of neglecting them. A community leader, Mr Nelson Mabobo, said that the former MEC for Education, Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe, had visited the school after the pupils had gone on strike in 2016, and he had promised to build the hostel and classrooms. He further said that the former Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Michael Masutha, had promised to intervene to improve the bad conditions at the school when he had visited and seen the state of the buildings. Mabobo said that the new MEC for Education, Ms Polly Boshielo, had changed the plan that was promised by Kgetjepe and she said that she could not

A blocked road at Elim during the shutdown. Photo supplied

build the new structure at the school and that the cost of a new building was too high. He said that the community decided to intervene and closed the schools, businesses and roads to support the pupils. He said that the conditions at the school made it very difficult for education to proceed smoothly. “The walls and roof may fall in at any time. We risk the lives of our children every day,” he said. “Something must be done before we lose lives of our kids in this dangerous situation. We want the MEC for Education, Polly Boshielo, to come down and see the conditions where our pupils are being taught. Look at other schools in the province and you’ll see that some of them even have the luxury of air conditioners.” The spokesperson for the Department of Education, Mr Sam Makondo, said that a huge backlog existed. He said that they were going to build new classrooms, an admin block, sports facilities and a kitchen in phase one and, after completion of this phase, they would continue with the next phases. He appealed to the community not to disturb the education process and to allow the children and educators to go back to class. He said that the representatives had met with the MEC on Tuesday and they had agreed that they were going to announce the dates when were they going to start building at the end of this month.

Photographed during the sod-turning ceremony are, from left to right, emerging contractor Mr Khuthadzo Mulovhedzi, Thulamela Mayor Mushoni Tshifhango, contractor Thanyani Mathobo, NHC director Mr Hermann Kohloffel and Thovhele Nkhaneni Ramovha.

Quality medical care for Vhembe facilities for doctors to discharge patients after 24 hours The construction of an ulto either hospital or home, six tra-modern medical facility local dentists, a baby clinic at the Thavhani Mall to cater and a nursery school for 120 for the people of Vhembe children. has been hailed as the best Speaking during the certhing to have happened in emony, Thovhele Mphephu local medical circles. Ramabulana said the facility This follows the recent came as an answer to the sod-turning ceremony for the cries of his people who had to construction of the R34 miltravel long distances to seek lion NHC medical facility to quality medical care. He said be built at the mall. Construc- that he was equally happy that tion of the centre is already the new development would underway. create more employment opThe ceremony was officiatportunities for his people ed by, among others, Thovhele Thulamela Mayor MushoToni Mphephu Ramabulana, ni Tshifhango said the new Thulamela Mayor Mushoni development fitted in well Tshifhango, businessman with their vision of making Thovhele Nkhaneni Ramovha Thulamela a city by 2030. and Mr Hermann Kohloffel, “We are very happy that this managing director of NHC. is happening here. We are The centre will offer everylooking at development and thing the current centres are with this centre we hope that offering, among them 10 local the health of our people will GPs with six-bed overnight improve tremendously. We are By Elmon Tshikhudo

excited that we will no longer have to travel long distances to towns and, on top of that, we see many having gained employment here as we can see many local contractors at work here,” he said. Local contractors Mr Khuthadzo Mulovhedzi and Mr Thanyani Mathobo of Treliz and All For One Concrete respectively commended the company for having roped in local contractors and giving them a chance to showcase their skills and expertise. NHC’s Mr Hermann Kohloffel said the project was the culmination of a dream by 18 very concerned family practitioners that started some 26 years ago in Johannesburg. He further indicated that the investment was a sign that medical stakeholders in the country were fully committed to making a better and healthier South Africa.


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Gogobole residents upset with Sinthumule council By Kaizer Nengovhela Residents of Gogobole marched to the Sinthumule Traditional Council and presented a memorandum of their grievances last Thursday. Mr Michael Masakona, leader of the residents, said that the community was experiencing a lot of differences with the chairperson of the Sinthumule traditional council, Mr Makhado Sinthumule. They alleged that Sinthumule was dividing the residents and selling stands and small farms to people from

outside the village. They also accused Sinthumule of only concentrating on money. “The tension rose when people demanded residential confirmation letters to renew their bank accounts. There was also no proper consultation with the acting chief and local chief council when communal lands that belonged to community members were demarcated,” they said. Residents called on the Sinthumule traditional council to work hand in hand with the local ward councillors. They appealed to the traditional

council to stop the chairperson from dividing the community. Vhavenda Vho-King Sinthumule said that they were aware of the protest march having taken place. He confirmed that they had received the memorandum of grievances and said that the council would look at it before handing it to senior traditional leader Thovhele Vho-Rudzani Sinthumule. He promised residents that they would get a response in seven working days. At the time of our going to press, the residents were still waiting for the response.

Police on the scene where Netshivangani’s lifeless body was found in May 2017. Matshikiri stabbed her 12 times. Photo: Limpopo SAPS.

Man stabbed girlfriend after she couldn’t give “satisfactory” answer By Andries van Zyl The 44-year-old Nkhumeleni Matshikiri was convicted last week of murdering his girlfriend for not giving him a satisfactory answer to a question.

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He then drove to Hamatsa (Nzhelele) where he had another girlfriend. At about 13:00 on 2 May, Matshikiri stated, Netshivangani had phoned him. He then drove back to unlock her house since he had the key, picking her up along the way. “After a while, while we were in my motor vehicle, I asked her about her whereabouts the previous day. She did not give me a satisfactory answer and I became angry. It was then I drove my motor vehicle, together with her, towards Tshiozwi location next to the railway line, where I stabbed her to death,” reads Matshikiri’s confession. He added that after stabbing Netshivangani, he had left her next to the road, driven back to his residence and dumped the knife in an outside pit toilet. Because murder is subject to a minimum sentence of 15 years for a first offender, Matshikiri’s sentencing was postponed for the completion of a pre-sentencing report. His case was placed on the court roll for 26 to 28 Augusts this year for sentencing. In the meantime, he will continue to remain in custody.

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On the morning of 3 May 2017, the lifeless body of Ms Luambo Jennifer Netshivangani of Madombidzha was found next to the railway line along the Schoemansdal road near Tshiozwi. She had been stabbed 12 times with a knife. The police investigation led investigators to Matshikiri, her boyfriend at the time. He later handed himself over to the police and on 10 May of that same year made a written confession to stabbing Netshivangani to death. What should have been an easy conviction for the State turned into a protracted trial, with Matshikiri changing his plea to not guilty, claiming that his initial written confession had been given under duress. The case ended up being somewhat of a trial within a trial, with the court having to decide over the legitimacy

of the original confession. Matshikiri made several court appearances, with his case being postponed numerous times. All the while he remained in custody. At one stage, Matshikiri also claimed that he had an alibi for not killing Netshivangani and called a witness to back up his claim. The court was not impressed with this claim, ruling that both Matshikiri and his witness’s testimony were totally untrustworthy. Matshikiri’s court charades came to an end on 31 July when the Louis Trichardt Regional Court found him guilty of Netshivangani’s murder, allowing his original written confession into evidence. In his confession, Matshikiri stated that on 30 April 2017, he accompanied Netshivangani to her home for the weekend. On the morning of 1 May, Netshivangani told him that she was going to work in Louis Trichardt and Matshikiri went back to his kraal. Matshikiri stated that later that same day, he realised that he still had Netshivangani’s house key and went back to her place at about 18:00. She was nowhere to be found.

“You don’t necessarily have to bless your wife with fancy things to show her that you love her. Whatever action that you do whole-heartedly with the little resources you have means a lot to the one you love.” These are the romantic words from Mr Robert Mudau from Musina, who carries his domestic-worker wife to work every morning on his bicycle and collects her in the evening. Sarah Mandobe, who enjoys the ride every weekday, says she feels very special because her husband treats her with love and affection. “My husband is unemployed and job hunting, but he makes sure he carries me to and from work every day. If he is not feeling well or busy with other pressing matters, I ride the bicycle on my own.” She says many people look at them with surprise when they cross the busy N1 road to and from work every day. “As a seasonal domestic worker, I have to make sure that the little money I make from my work is spent effectively. We all know that daily public transport is very expensive these days. Us-

ing the bicycle with the help of my loving husband is another way of saving transport money. I am so grateful that I have someone like him who takes care of me without compromise.” Sarah says: “There is nothing more fulfilling than being loved and appreciated. A woman can have everything, a beautiful

house, fancy cars and lot of money, but if she is not getting full love and attention from her husband, life becomes meaningless. I feel like a queen when my husband proudly hit the pedals while I sit comfortably on the bicycle. I thank God for giving me the love of my life who would do anything to make me happy.”

Mr Robert Mudau of Musina proudly cycles his domestic-worker wife, Sarah Mandobe, to and from work every day during the week.


Hope for jobs as Zwigodini Madifha mine is set to reopen

Thovhele Tshikundamalema said the mine, which had emThe senior traditional leader ployed many locals, had closed of Tshikundamalema, Thoshop many years ago, leaving vhele Hanyani Tshikundamathe community poorer. “This is lema, said the revival of the good news for our people, and currently defunct magnesite we have waited for far too long mine at Zwigodini Madifha for people like you. As things was what the community had stand now, we are very positive The different community structures and officials from Anglo Explorations that gathered for the consultative meeting at Zwigodini over the weekend. been waiting for for years. with the spirit of working Tshikundamalema was together shown. This will go a speaking during a consultative long way towards improving meeting between the different the lives of our people,” he said. community structures and Anglo Exploration Holdings’ us were responsible for lookgenerations to know about our By Kaizer Nengovhela officials from Anglo ExploErnest Mammba said they ing after the goats and cows,” times, although I believe that ration Holdings Pty Ltd. The felt they should have a good Residents, friends and famshe says. I will still live for many years company, led by businessman start with the community as ily members celebrated the “We spent most of the time to come.” Mr Ernest Mammba, is set prescribed by law and that he 81st birthday of gogo Phophi playing indigenous games, She added that if a person to revive the mine and has was happy with the way things Rabali during a joyous cere- such as mufuvha, and that lived a clean life, God would had gone. “We are very mony on Saturday at Rabali. kept our bodies strong. There bless you and you will live positive and excited According to one of her were certain taboos that long. The youngsters must by the warm welcome children, Mr Taki Rabali, they the elders told us not to do also respect their elders and we received from Thoorganised the party just to and I believe that increased preserve their culture. vhele Tshikundamaleplease their mother. “It was our lives. I would like more ma and his structures. right to organise a party for Here we see a leaderher, because she is where most ship with vision, and people will never be. It is good with the outcomes of to pay tribute to a person today’s meeting, there while she is still alive, rather is no way we can fail in than to buy expensive things creating employment when he or she has died. We for the people. We love our mother as she loves us anticipate creating too,” said Rabali. thousands of jobs for Gogo Rabali says the secrets locals,” he said. of her long life were eating He further indicated healthy food and listening to that the consultative the elders. “I have enjoyed meeting had been just fruit and vegetables throughCommitted to working together for the benefit of the local community the start of a series out my life, and I have never are, from left to right, Mr Godfrey Munyai of Anglo Exploration, Mr of fruitful meetings consumed alcohol,” she says. Ernest Mammba of Anglo Exploration, Thovhele Hanyani Tshikunto be held in the com“The elders spent most of their damalema, Mr Khakhathi Tshisikule of Anglo Explorations and Mr munity. time tilling the land for food Gogo Phophi Rabali, surrounded by her children and grandAzwinndini Netshia of the Tshikundamalema Royal Council during and young boys and girls like children. the consultative meeting. By Elmon Tshikhudo

since received the acceptance letter for their application for a prospecting right in the area by the Department of Mineral Resources. In a communique dated 7 July 2019, the department confirmed accepting the company’s application for prospecting a right for magnesite, silver, manganese, tin, zinc, gold, iron, limestone, copper, chrome and diamonds, among others. Several steps need to be followed, however, before the mine can be reopened and consultation is one of them. Speaking during a meeting held at the local sports grounds,

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New “buyer” emerges for VBS, but where’s the money? officer, Mr AM Moagi, refers in a letter addressed to the proviA company claiming to repre- sional liquidator to a meeting sent the minority shareholdthat took place on 12 July 2019. ers of VBS Mutual Bank has During this meeting, the promade an offer to purchase the visional liquidator was notified bank and save it from being that Africapacity’s “Internaliquidated. What is uncertain, tional Investment Committee however, is whether the com- had approved the recovery of pany tasked to do the buying VBS Mutual Bank by way of has the necessary capital for rescuing it from liquidation such a transaction or any and capitalizing the New VBS legitimate backers. Commercial Bank.” From what could be deduced, Last week, the VBS Stakethe group was told that any holders Forum sent out a press purchase offer must be aprelease, stating that the forum, proved by the SA Reserve Bank. together with its financial A letter was subsequently sent backers, had made an offer of to the Reserve Bank and the R2 billion to purchase VBS Mu- provisional liquidator, offering tual Bank. “The offer has been to purchase the mutual bank, delivered to the provisional including its debt book, the liquidator, Mr Anoosh Rooplal, assets and the loan book. A the Reserve Bank governor, “guaranteed amount” of R2 bilMr Lesetja Kganyago and the lion was made available for this Registrar of Banks/CEO Prupurpose. “The new commerdential Authority, Mr Kuben cial bank shall be capitalised Naidoo on 25 July 2019,” said with an approved guaranteed the forum’s spokesperson, Mr amount of R3 billion, which M Muvhulawa. amount shall be the investment The forum further threatens loan of the commercial bank,” that, should the Reserve Bank said Moagi in the letter. and the provisional liquidator Moagi said that Africapacinot respond within 14 days, an ty’s “International Investment urgent court application will Committee” had approved be launched for a review of the a loan enhancement capital liquidation and curatorship amount of $575 million in supprocess. port of the final agreed offer. Earlier this year, the forum The parties were given 14 days announced that it had manto accept and sign the purchase dated Africapacity Investment offer. Group to “rescue, commercialize and recapitalize” VBS Not so fast, says Mutual Bank. A task team was compiled to investigate and SARB evaluate all facts surrounding the VBS saga. Africapacity When the provisional liqcame to the conclusion that uidator, Mr Anoosh Rooplal, National Treasury was the main was approached for comment, contributor of VBS’s liquidity he warned against jumping to crisis, by instructing municquick conclusions. “We have ipalities to withdraw their always and will continue to investment. It also accused engage with parties that have the Reserve Bank of blocking made unsolicited offers to investment funds to the tune purchase various assets of the of $75 million (roughly R1,05 Bank. We have not entered billion) that was allegedly paid into any advanced stages of into Africapacity’s account by negotiation with any parties overseas investors. at this point. It would appear Africapacity’s chief executive that some parties are misunBy Anton van Zyl

derstanding or misrepresenting what has to date been discussed and generally most of these discussions have been introductory in nature or very general, and generic,” he said. The SA Reserve Bank also responded to Africapacity’s claims of the latter’s being in the process of buying VBS Mutual Bank. “The authorisation to conduct the business of a bank/mutual bank (banking licence) is not transferable and requires a formal new application for such authority to be submitted to the regulatory authorities,” said the bank. The SARB explains that a bank’s assets may be acquired with the prior approval of the regulatory authorities, but the licence is a separate issue. “VBS was placed into liquidation by the High Court of South Africa on 13 November 2018 and its banking activities and licence suspended. VBS is therefore under the control of the duly appointed provisional liquidator, Mr Anoosh Rooplal,” said the SARB. In a radio interview last week with Arabile Gumede for The Money Show (on Radio 702), Africapacity’s chief investment officer (CIO), Enock Ratlabala, was confident that they could buy VBS and turn it into a major asset for the country. “From our funds, we can turn VBS into one of the major banks and we’ve got enough capital. We’re saying we’re ready to take this bank up,” he said. When Gumede questioned him on where the funds would come from for this venture, Ratlabala was very evasive. “That one is a topic for another day. But we have raised the money … it’s not a new story. They [SARB] know about it,” he said. Questions about Africapacity’s funders and the company structure were sent through to the VBS Stakeholders Forum, but were answered by Enock Ratlabala.

Africapacity’s Enock Ratlabala, VBS Minority Shareholders Forum’s Madambi Muvhulawa and Africapacity’s Amon Moagi photographed at a press conference in April this year. Photo: Phathutshedzo Luvhengo.




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“We are awaiting the … provisional liquidator, and the SA Reserve Bank to accept the rescue offer. Once they have accepted, we will do a press conference and your questions will be covered at the press conference,” he said.

Who are the investors? In April this year, Limpopo Mirror tried to find out who Africapacity really is. Records from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) show that the company was registered in 2009 and has two active directors, namely Nomzamo Xabanisa (31) and Nombini Xabanisa (42). The company had previously been in the process of deregistration but became active again in 2017. The registered address is in Rondebosch, Cape Town. The CIO of the company, Ratlabala, said at the time that it was a 100% black-women-owned company with the majority of shareholding and investment coming from overseas. He said Africapacity was a subsidiary company that was involved in project funding and development of infrastructure projects that ranged from integrated housing development to shopping centres, office parks and public facilities. In a letter addressed to the Reserve Bank Governor in August 2018, Ratlabala states

that his company has “gone out to China and America” to seek investments and has secured more than $50 billion for infrastructure development. When Ratlabala was questioned as to who the investors were, he did not want to disclose details. “This is a private agreement between us and them; it is confidential,” he said. “These are loans to our company, not to public or government institutions. The conditions and interest is between us and our funders and it is not for public consumption.” In documents provided during an earlier press conference, two organisations that facilitated the funds are mentioned, namely Manna World Holdings Sovereign Trust and the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB). Both these institutions have chequered reputations. In January 2018, the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank was fined $72 million for illegal lending activities. This was one of the stiffest penalties handed out in China’s crackdown on wrongdoing in its financial markets. The China Banking Regulatory Commission’s bureau in the Sichuan province accused the Chengdu branch of SPDB of falsifying loan deals and hiding non-performing assets. The bank is, however, one of China’s big commercial banks. According to Reuters, the bank operates its businesses in

domestic and overseas markets, with China as its main market. Manna World Holdings Sovereign Trust (MWHST) is apparently some sort of cult movement, believing in a new world order where money does not fall under the control of governments. On one website, the “Kingdom of Manna” trust is described as “the keeper of the collateral accounts for all nations. After many attempts by Manna to release funds to Nations and (being) blocked by the elites and corrupt governments, the Kingdom of Manna has been established to free up Nations and give back Sovereignty to all.” The “leaders” are apparently a certain Kimberly Ann Goguen, Terrance Cameron McDonald, a self-professed priest, and Lewis E Taylor, a self-professed philanthropist. In an effort to prove that the SA Reserve Bank does not have the authority to regulate the banking industry, Africapacity distributed a letter supposedly written and signed by Manna’s “Acting Head of State”, Kimberly Ann Goguen. In the letter, she claims that the SARB is a corporation owned wholly by MWHST. She then proceeds to “give it back” to the people of the country. “Manna World Holding Trust recognizes the only Royal Monarchs of South Africa to be the Tribal Kings as appointed by the people,” she states.

Community join hands to help revive Lwamondo Secondary By Elmon Tshikhudo Lwamondo Secondary School was once a leading school that produced good results in the village.

the national guideline, which dictates that they do an analysis of results each quarter. “We visited the school and we were shocked by the bad performances by the learners. We could not sit down as if

nothing was happening.” Principal Mr Tshimangadzo Tshubwana said they had roped in the other stakeholders after identifying the challenges experienced by learners.

In 2013, the school managed to score a 100% pass rate in Grade 12. Last year, they managed to score more than 85%, but things are getting worse this year. The second quarter’s examination has turned out to be one of the worst, with performances of learners at an all-time low. Worried about the situation and in a bid to turn it around, the SGB roped in other interested parties such as the civic, led by Mr Khathutshelo Ramukosi, ward councillor Meltah Rasendedza, the traditional leadership, led by Khotsimunene Muvhango Nelwamondo, among others, and motivated the learners. During an event held at the school on Monday, four top learners received awards for their hard work. SGB chairSGB chairperson Mr Matamba Mamuremi with a copy of person Mr Matamba Mamure- the declining term-two results that have become a source for mi said they were informed by concern to all interested parties.


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Soutpan Solar steps up to help young female farmer Agriculture Combining a passion for agriculture, a vision to deliver fresh produce locally and an entrepreneurial spirit is the winning formula behind Mahlatse Matlakana’s business, Wozilex, a 100% youth-women owned SMME. Mahlatse is now being mentored and supported to help her further build a sustainable farming enterprise. Renowned in the Limpopo Province as one of the youngest female farmers, who took to farming at the very young age of 15, Mahlatse employs four people from her local community of Ga-Kibi Village in Blouberg Municipality and farms an eight-hectare green-pepper farm. Soutpan Solar Power, in the Vivo area of Limpopo, recently stepped in to provide business development support by partnering Mahlatse with an established and successful farmer based in Polokwane. Mahlatse and Mr Matthew Ledwaba of Nsete Primary Co-Operative have visited each other’s farming projects to impart and gain knowledge regarding improvement to planting techniques, methods to ensure adequate fertiliser usage, and other key agricultural and sustainable business practices. “Whilst Mahlatse is passionate about her business, she needed assistance to ensure sustainability, which is why this synergy is a perfect example of a skills transfer and how youth and experience can be a recipe for success,” said Harrisinah Theka, the economic development

officer (EDO) for Soutpan Solar Power. This project addresses many key drivers in our country, including youth development and employment and food security, which is a complex challenge as it sits amid a myriad of social problems that need to be addressed. The World Food Programme (WFP) defines people as being food secure when “they have availability and adequate access at all times to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. To attain this, food firstly needs to be available. “This mentorship programme forms part of Soutpan Solar Power’s Enterprise Development strategy and is focused on the support of lo- Soutpan Solar Power have decided to provide business development support to Mahlatse Matlakana (front) by partcal small and medium black-owned nering Mahlatse with an established and successful farmer based in Polokwane. companies, with a particular backing of local black woman-owned enterprises,” added Theka, who is also the EDO of De Aar Solar Power. The solar farm’s beneficiary ation between educators, parents communities include Vivo, Ga-MoBy Silas Nduvheni and traditional leaders, which chemi Village, Germark Village, Education is a societal responmakes learning and teaching Ga-Maphoto Village, Senwabarsibility, said the circuit manager better for our learners. We are also wana, Indermark, Avon, Gamachof Mutshundudi, Ms Homani strategizing with the organizers aba, Mohodi, Vienna Village, and Muhanganei. of the awards to achieve towards Driekoppies. She recently addressed learners our target of getting 90% for our Soutpan Solar Power is majorfrom various schools in her circuit matric results in our circuit,” said ity owned by Globeleq, and its during the Mutshundudi Circuit Muhanganei. consortium partners. ShareAwards at the Tshidimbini Church Tshifhiwa Ndou was announced holders include: Globeleq; Izingwe of Christ. as the best learner in the second International Fund, managed by She urged learners to take eduterm. She is a Grade 12 learner at Izingwe Capital; and Kurisani SoutThe overall learner for Mutshundudi Circation seriously by working hard New Generation, based in Mukula cuit’s Exellence Awards for term 2, Tshifpan, owned by Kurisani Commuthroughout the year, so that they village. She said that only hard nity Trust. The project company is hiwa Ndou from New Generation, photomight be counted among the best work and dedication had put her operated and managed by Globeleq graphed with her certificates and trophies. when matric results were released. on top. She plans to enrol at the South Africa. Next to her is the the circuit manager of “We are getting better cooperUniversity of Pretoria next year. (Article and photo issued by TM Mutshundudi, Ms Homani Muhanganei. Communications)

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Rolivhuwa is one talented scribe By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Rolivhuwa Ramulifho is a young woman who oozes confidence, amazing energy and an unquenchable passion for writing, and this is evident in her prose. Limpopo Mirror’s journalist had a preview of Rolivhuwa’s work in the form of a novel entitled Vhutshilo vhu ya konda, and he was bowled over by her skill to weave words together to create meaning. “I discovered my writing talent in 2011 as I got a stint as an actor with Phalaphala FM’s drama department,” she said. “Those of us who had a writing talent were encourage to also try dabbling into script and prose writing. I am that kind of writer who only gets to write with ease once I have had a title. The biggest challenge or work is to come up with a title,

Vhavenda Cultural Group is going from strength to strength with the release of new songs.

Vhavenda Cultural Group in a musical mood in the South African Traditional Music Awards 2018 for the album The Vhavenda Cultural Group’s Tshanda Nguvhoni. latest studio-recorded album, “We also got nominated in the Sialala, is a package of musical Tshivenda Music Awards that delights, which has been prevery year, which encouraged us,” pared by some talented singers. Miriri said. It comprises seven tracks, HovHe had helped the group to be hilingana, Skhumba ft Makhadzi, independent and establish their Sialala, Ngoma dza vhatei, Ndi do existence to be able to go on and bva nda fhela, Kha vha nndwele, record their music. The group and Sialala (instrumental). started by performing in shop“The songs have been widely ping complexes and public areas welcomed, especially Sialala, until they managed to record which speaks about the eternity of their album. Some of the group the culture,” said the group’s man- members have managed to record ager, Mpho Miriri. “It encourages their own solo albums. the youth to respect and embrace The group is made up of 10 our culture.” members, who are Khuthi MbuThe purpose of the group is laheni (21), Shandu Magagula to compose, sing and promote (23), Khuthadzo Mushaphi (25), Tshivenda cultural music and Sedzani Matshusa (24), Sadam spread culture through music. Mphumi (27), Thandi Mthewa“We further aim to keep young na (33), Rokunda Khuba (14), people in one place, out of the Fhulufhelo Magagula (23), Viera street, and for them not to forget Mbedzi (33), and Trica Selala their cultural roots,” Miriri (39). said. “Most of our members are The group is going from youths.” strength to strength and was Vhavenda Cultural Group first recently nominated for the South gained popularity with songs such African Music Awards 2019 in the as Tshanda Nguvhoni, Jojo, Vho Best Traditional Group category. Alilali, Ngoma dza vhatei and Those interested in Vhavenda Thonifho. This group scooped up Cultural Group can phone Miriri a Best Tshivenda Album Award on 073 944 8927. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

and writing is just the flow of the words out of my mind onto the paper.” She tackles the issue of ‘unfruitfulness’ or ‘supposed barrenness’ that has a man abusing his wife and accusing her of the inability to conceive. On the other hand, it shows how it is important to raise stepchildren with total love and care as this is the case in one family where a now-affluent stepson acknowledges the stepfather’s contribution to his life, in contrast with the ‘absent blood father’. Vhutshilo vhu ya konda shows women that walking out of an abusive relationship is better,” she said. “If women could walk out and work for themselves, they would be much happier in their lives, rather than staying in a pain-infested relationship,” she said. The book closes with two sterling poems entitled Lufuno

and Vhusiwana hanga. As a writer, and to keep her pen flowing, Rolivhuwa is an avid reader of good literature and she mentions two writers from two generations as her fountains of motivation. They are Mr Tiger Makwarela and Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho. “I learnt original Tshivenda language and its use just from reading Makwarela,” she said. “With Tshifhiwa is a different story: He’s a talented writer whose book, A Traumatic Revenge, is a beacon of hope as it shows the youths that crime doesn’t pay.” The book is in the post-production stage and will be printed soon and made available to readers. Rolivhuwa Ramulifho is a young woman who oozes confidence.

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nominated for best jazz song By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Ndivhuho NL has just been nominated in four categories of the Mzantsi Jazz Awards 2019.

A multi-talented jazz musician, popularly known as Ndivhuho NL, has just been nominated in four categories of the Mzantsi Jazz Awards 2019. He earned nominations for Best Jazz Song, Best Newcomer in Jazz, Best Male Artist and Best Jazz contemporary album. The album that earned him the nominations, Thungununu Nemulambo,, was released last year. “I am excited about the nominations. I was surely expecting the nominations since I had worked harder on this project to ensure a quality product at the end of the day.” Ndivhuho NL is a music educator who has produced many young instru-

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mentalists locally in different high schools. He began his professional career at the age 24 as a jazz music student. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Music honours degree from the University of Venda in 2009. He first released his single in 2010, which comprised four songs, of which Ndariyeni Limpopo had gained anthemic status. His first full-length album was Vhutsila ifa lashu. “It took me seven years to complete Vhutsila ifa lashu,” he said. His music is a collection of his own compositions that are daring in both style and uniqueness, promising a new take on contemporary musical ideologies with the simplicity of music that influenced him over the last few years. He is a resident of Tshilungoma village. “Music should be appreciated as art and also as a career in our communities,” he said. For more information on Ndivhuho NL’s nominations and his music, visit his Facebook page. He can be reached on 064 974 1431 (WhatsApp) and 073 176 0204 (calls).

Mvoice is ready to overcome all challenges By Maanda Bele Meet Zwivhuya Machaba, a 19-year-old-presenter also known as Mvoice. He was born in a small village called Lwamondo Zwavhavhili. “I got inspired by listening to the long old stories of my grandfather, Mr Jonas Machaba, a former radio presenter at Phalaphala FM,” he said. “Everybody believed that I could make it, so I took the step and started distributing my application to all the nearest radio stations. I got accepted at Nzhelele FM and started persuing my career in March this year. “As young as I am, I am determined and working hard towards what I am determined for. Challenges and obstacles are always on your road, and you can just choose to overcome them by working hard,” he said. Apart from being a radio presenter, Mvoice is still in high school.

Zwivhuya Machaba.

Meet Zwivhuya Machaba, a 19-year-old-presenter also known as Mvoice.


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BIG T MUAVHA RESIGNS By Kaizer Nengovhela

Some of the artists who attended the launch. From left to right are Zero

12 Finest, Jack Bunny, Makhadzi and Colbert Mukwevho.

Royal gospel and heritage festival launched By Kaizer Nengovhela The eighth Phalaphala FM Royal Heritage Festival, as well as the third gospel festival, was launched during a ceremony at News Café in the Thavhani Mall last Friday. The gospel festival will be held on 13 September at the Nandoni Dam and the Royal Heritage Festival the following day at the same venue. The programme manager of Phalaphala FM, Ms Sharon Ravele, said that Nandoni was the best place to be if one was a music lover. According to her, Venda is

the heartbeat of the nation when it comes to music. “This is the perfect place to set yourself free, let loose to the biggest and best sounds from African acts across the board.” Last year, about 25 000 people attended the event. According to one of the organisers, Shandu Nesengani, the purpose of the heritage festival is to showcase the cultural diversity of Vhembe and Limpopo. “The festival provides the province with an opportunity to unify its citizens and the neighbouring countries, to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and

Mercy is back better than ever! By Frank Mavhungu After releasing her fifth album, Hashanduki, in 2015, Mercy Masakona Madzivhandila vanished from music circles to further her studies in music. According to her, the “prophets of doom” quickly concluded that it was the end of her road. Mercy, a resident of Zwavhavhili village in the Lwamondo area, proved all the critics wrong when she emerged with a new Tshivenda traditional music album, A ri edeli, last week. The new release comprises five songs, Lwamondo, Ndi lindee ndi lndee, Lufuno, Ndo themba Iwe and the title track, A ri edeli. She said that the album is fast becoming a hit with fans even though it is just more than a week old. According to her, A ri edeli is available on CD and online platforms, including Google play, iTunes, Amazon and YouTube. Mercy’s music career stretches over two decades. Like many artists, her love of music became clear when she was a Sunday school child. She later joined the ICC Ministry Band under the leadership of Apostle (Dr) Maxwell Masakona. The band released two albums with Mercy as leading

promote tourism in the province,” he added. Nesengani said they had improved on last year’s festival and that it would be all systems go this year. “Each year comes with its challenges, but we have improved two-fold in terms of parking, security and all other measures that will make revellers feel at home,” he said. He said they were expecting more than 30 000 people at the event. The third edition of the Royal Gospel Festival will include the multi-award-winning Dr Tumi, Rebecca Malope, Rapson Ram-

buwani, Rofhiwa Manyaga, Taki Ndou, Secret of Worship House, Tshepo Price, Palesa, Pastor Rudolph Mabasa, Phuluso Thenga, Voice Tsela Tsela, Lufuno Dagada, Worship House and many more. The artists at the Royal Heritage Festival will include AKA, Colbert Mukwevho, Sho Madjozi, Makhadzi, Zero 12 Finest, King Monada, Lerato Kganyago, DJ Ganyani, Leonard Zhakatha, Zozo, Jack Bunny, DJ Laguga, Jones, Miss P, Joe Shirimani, Prince Kaybee, Rino, Vusi Nova, DJ Maphorisa and many more. Tickets are now available at Computicket.


Mercy Masakona Madzivhandila.

vocalist on most of the songs.

released new musical poetry CD

Thilivhali “Big T” Muavha, the well-known presenter of Phalaphala FM’s programme Zwamitambo, recently resigned from his position. He joined the Limpopo Department of Health as a spokesperson for the MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba. He attended Mufanzhoni High in Mashau and later received a teachers’ diploma at the then Tshisimani College. He also received a BA degree from Unisa and a diploma in sports management from Univen. He did a diploma in project management at the North West University as well as an honours degree in strategic management and cooperate governance at Unisa. “Sports have always been part of my life. I started as a sports presenter at Univen Radio in 1999 and worked with them until 2006.” During this time, he also enjoyed a stint as a teacher and with the Departments of Public Works and Transport, before joining Phalaphala FM in 2006. He encourages all those interested in breaking into the media and marketing field to study and get a tertiary qualification in the field. “You need to be a people person and must be able to communicate your thoughts, ideas, and information clearly and concisely, both in writing and verbally. Follow those who are already in the industry and do research to learn more.” According to him, development studies come in handy in his day-to-day radio experience since South Africa is a developmental state. “This ultimately empowers listeners,” he added. “I need more skills to improve my work environment and I want to tell the youth that it is important to get an education first, so that you can make a significant contribution to your community.” The acting provincial general manager, Mr Freddy Sadiki, praised Muavha for being a hard worker. He indicated that the contribution that Muavha had made in obtaining quality presenting skills would always be remembered.

By Silas Nduvheni

Realizing that she was mature enough to can stand on her own, Mercy went solo in 1997. She released her debut album, Yesu wa vhutu, the following year. The success of her first album made it possible for her release her second and third albums, Haho and Haho 2 in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Her fourth album, Dzina Lawe, followed four years later. Mercy is no ordinary musician, but an academic too. She is equipped with a BMus degree, an MA in African Studies and a certificate in music. She said that she would be on the road in the coming months in a bid to promote her new release. For live performance bookings, Mercy can be phoned on 083 479 3834, 071 421 1272 or 084 663 4646.

A young poet and singer from the rural village of Maungani near Thohoyandou, C2B DE POET or Mulweli Sithubi, has just released a new CD. The title of the CD is Vhutshilo, meaning ‘life’. This is his fifth CD. Sithubi (25) said that this new offering comprised seven tracks and he wanted people to differentiate between education and life, because in education one needed to learn and write examinations, whereas in life one learned from previous mistakes. According to Sithubi, Vhutshilo - the title track of his new CD – says that in everyone’s life he or she is the manager of his or her life. The more good things you do in life, the better your life will be. Sithubi further said that he was inspired by a Jamaican artist, Mutambaruha, who always played and produced poems through his reggae music. All songs were written by C2B DE POET and were recorded at his studio, Mukosi wa Shango recording studio, in Maungani

Thilivhali”Big T” Muavha.

village. He is the lead singer and the backing vocalists are Zwido Mpfuni and Majasi. For live performances and further information, he can be called on 071 507 4099.

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Pupils learn about climate change By Mbulaheni Ridovhona To make the pupils aware of the effects of climate change, Vuwani Science Resource Centre of the University of Venda hosted a successful National Science Week last week. The event was held under the theme Facing the harsh realities of climate change. Primary and secondary school pupils in Vhembe District visited the centre to showcase their innovative ideas and projects that can reduce the increase in temperature that affects the world. Some of the pupils said that if their projects could be taken seriously, they would

create jobs for many people in the country. Mrs Sophie Mulaudzi from Univen’s Department of Physics advised the pupils to make use of this year’s National Science Week to empower themselves. “The sudden climate change is the result of the technological inventions that we use today,” Mulaudzi said. “Even though we are enjoying the available technology, the climate change has affected us and if we don’t do anything about it, then we should expect the worst in years to come.” The Dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Prof Natasha Potgieter, said that she was happy to see

young female pupils because the country needed women in science. “You must make good career choices for the sake of your future. We need more scientists in South Africa,” Potgieter said. She encouraged the pupils to learn as much as they could, because the future of the country relied on them. Shalom Muthubi (13), a Grade 7 learner at Nandoni Primary School, said that the science week helped her to learn more about how technology and chemistry affected climate change. “This information will shape my career path. I want to study medicine and be a cardiologist, so that I can help to treat heart diseases.”

Photographed during the event are, from right to left (back): Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, Ms Eunice Matukane, Cllr Samuel Munyai and Mr Mashudu Ramalivhana. Seatead in front are Mesdames Joyce Khodoga, Joyce Baloyi, Shonisani Ndou and Rudzani Mulaudzi (who represented Ms Azwinndini Gandini, winner of best female worker.)

Department gives recognition to Vhembe’s top female farmers second position R31 000, third positions R21 000 The Department of Agricul- respectively and the overall ture and Rural Development winner of the competition (ARD), in partnership with received R49 000. the Vhembe District MunicThe winners are: The best ipality (VDM), began with female farmer, Ms Azwinndthe celebration of Women’s ini Gandini from Thulamela, Month by handing over best subsistence farmer, Ms awards to the top female Joyce Baloyi from Makhado, farmers during a ceremony small holder, Ms Shonisani at the Dzanani CommuniNdou from Musina and the ty Hall near Nzhelele last commercial and overall winThursday. ner, Ms Joyce Khodoga from Makhado. The awards were divided Ms Eunice Matukane from into four categories: best the ARD said the Female female worker, subsistence Farmer of the year Awards producer, top entrepreneur were incepted by the departsmallholder and top entrepre- ment in 1999 to encourage neur commercial producer. and increase the participation The winner of each category of women in agricultural received R41 000, those in activities. Matukane said this By Silas Nduvheni

Some of the innovative pupils photographed during the science week.




annual event commenced at local level of the municipalities, the districts, provincial level and culminated with the National Female Farmer of the Year Awards taking place at the end of Women’s Month. Speaking during the event, the executive mayor of the VDM, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, called upon commercial farmers to play a role in the emancipation of women in the agricultural sector. The overall winner, Ms Joyce Khodoga of Matanda Poultry Farm in Makhado, was overjoyed with the award. She said that she would use the funds she received from the competition to advance her business and help create jobs for jobless people.

Book review had the facts wrong Erratum In the editions of 4 and 26 July, we wrote the story of local freedom fighter Mr David Mbulaheni Malada, known by his combat name of Peter Dambuza. We also reviewed his book, So then the guns started roaring. In the article of 4 July, we

erroneously reported that: “He took part in the battles such as Nova Katenge in 1977…” It came to our attention that no battle took place in the year 1977 in Nova Katenge. In fact, Nova Katenge is where MK recruits were trained by Cuban instructors in 1977. In the book review, we erroneously reported that: “He

also spent time in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Portugal, Switzerland and Cuba…” The fact is that Peter Dambuza had never been to Zaire, Portugal and Switzerland as reported in our article. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by the errors. - Editor

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Four Dzwerani teams to compete in the MOP Soccer Tournament By Silas Nduvheni The four football teams in Dzwerani and surrounding villages will compete in the one-day MOP Soccer Tournament, which will be held at the Dzwerani-Ha-Madala sports grounds next Saturday, 17 August. The tournament is the brainchild of Mr Mulalo Madzivhandila, the new managing director of the MOP Group, a Thohoyandou-based company that manufactures sliding doors and does events management. Madzivhandila said he was born and raised in

Dzwerani and he decided to plough back into his village, empowering young people through the playing of soccer. During the launch at the Vhafamadi Bed and Breakfast on Sunday evening, Madzivhandila said the teams to play in the tournament were Dzwerani United Brothers, Manamani City, Mahematshena Young Stars and Mvelaphanda FC. He said the tournament was the first of its kind, and he hoped it would become an annual event during August every year. The winner of the tournament will get R4 000,

demonstrate good behaviour throughout the tournament, saying any form of misconduct would not be tolerated. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played next Saturday and Sunday (August 17 and 18).

By Frank Mavhungu

Sixteen teams from all over Vhembe are to participate in the Tshikosi Pre-Season Soccer Tournament that will start this weekend. All matches will be played at the Makonde Home Defenders grounds. Four matches will be played tomorrow (Saturday) and four matches on Sunday. The toss for the last 16 matches was conducted at the Tshikosi Bar Lounge in Makonde yesterday (Thursday). Teams that will battle it out in the tournament are: Dipeni FC, Khubvi Dangerous Darkies, United Artists, Ficus FC Rambuda Young Fighters, Mulodi Freedom Birds, Thenzheni Liverpool, Bale United FC, Mukula Young Santos, Mukula Jamaican Stars, Ngovhela XI Experience, Tshanzhe Pre-Mighty, Thengwe Flying Peace, Vondwe XI Bullets, Musasenda Big Five and Tshisikamulilo FC. According to the chief organizer of the tournament, Mr Nndavheleseni Makhado, the first match is scheduled to start at 09:00. Makhado said that the champions would take home R8 000. The runners-up The tournament organisers, Mr Thinawanga will receive R4 000, while the third- and Maphagela (chairman) and Mr Ndavheleseni fourth-placed sides will each receive R2 Makhado (chief organiser), right. 000. Makhado appealed to the teams to

a trophy, soccer kit and two balls. The team that will be defeated in the final will receive R3 000 and a soccer kit, while the other two teams will receive R2 000 each. “We will also be taking young people from abusing drugs and alcohol as they will be kept busy. When young people are kept busy, less crime will be reported in the communities,” added Madzivhandila. Madzivhandila further said that, during the tournament, some artists would entertain the people who attended.

The managing director of the MOP Group, Mr Mulalo Madzivhandila (left), Nzumbululo Mafhungo, Murendiwe Mikosi, Simani Musengeli and Zwivhuya Maligana join hands during the lauch of the MOP Soccer Tournament. The girls of Magau Netball Club were excited after receiving a donation in the form of a netball kit from Live With Power Foundation, a non-profit organisation aiming to empower the lives of the less fortunate in the Sinthumule and Kutama areas. Photo supplied


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NOTICE OF A SECTION 24G APPLICATION FOR THE UNLAWFUL CONSTRUCTION OF A POULTRY FACILITY AT PLOT 33 HARVE WITHIN MUSINA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY OF VHEMBE DISTRICT, LIMPOPO PROVINCE Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the procedures for a Section 24G Application, of the Public Participation Process in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA), as amended, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations 2014 (as amended) and Section 24G Regulations 2017; Regulations relating to the procedure to be followed and criteria to be considered when determining an appropriate fine in terms of Section 24 G.

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NAME OF APPLICANT – Phenyo Property Trust Proprietary Limited. ACTIVITY: A Section 24G application is being applied for, for the construction of three poultry houses. Upon completion, the poultry houses will have a total capacity of 22 500 egg laying hens. The unlawful construction activity took place from Jan to November 2018, but it is not yet operational. APPLICABLE LEGISLATION: The poultry facility and its associated infrastructure entails the following listed activities in terms of the NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment regulations: • GNR.327 Activity 5(ii): The development and related operation of facilities or infrastructure for the concentration of-More than 5000 poultry per facility situated outside an urban area, excluding chicks younger than 20 days. • GNR.327, Activity 27: The clearance of an area of 1 Ha or more, but less than 20 Ha of indigenous vegetation.

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General Manager Technical Services Mr Nthutang (015) 960 2000 Complete bid documents, sealed in an envelope marked the above mentioned bid number, must be deposited in the bid box next to the entrance of Vhembe District Municipality Offices, next to the Khoroni Hotel (former Venda Tusk Hotel), whereafter the bids will be opened in public. The following documents are required and should form part of the bid: • CSD summary report • Tax Clearance Compliance Status Letter or Tax Clearance Compliance Number • Company Registration Certificate • Proof of purchased bid document receipt • Certified copy of bidder’s ID document • Proof that the bidder’s municipal business account, or any of the directors’ municipal accounts, not in arrears (NB: Municipal clearance not older than 3 months) or letter from traditional authority indicating that they are not paying rates and taxes • Audited financial statements • CIDB Certificate • Certified B-BBEE Verification Certificate. Late, telegraphic, e-mailed or telefax transmission documents will not be accepted. Vhembe District Municipality reserves the right to accept a bid as a whole or in part and does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any bid. NB: All service providers/bidders are requested to pre-number and initial their documents prior to submission. No bid will be accepted from a person in the service of the state. Administrative enquiries can be directed to the Supply Chain Practitioners of Vhembe District Municipality at (015) 960-2075/2093/2107/2163/2168. Ms TS Ndou - Acting Municipal Manager Private Bag X 5006, Thohoyandou 0950 VDM/TECH/ 14/06/2019/01

THE ACTIVITY APPLIED FOR: The construction of a 22500-layer poultry facility, including its associated infrastructures on plot 33 Havre. The affected farm area has a footprint of 2400 square meters and is located within Musina Local Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province.

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AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT SECTION 24G REPORT: The Draft Section 24G Report will be available for public comment from 08 August – 08 September 2019. The Section 24G Report will be made available at the Musina Public Library, Address: Cnr Irwin & Scholtz and on our company website: Phenyo Property Trust Proprietary Limited is committed to ensuring environmental best practice and will ensure the implementation of an Environmental Management Programme report throughout construction and operation.

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Closing date: 29 August 2019 at 12:00 Complete Tender document sealed in an envelope marked the above mentioned bids, Must be deposited in the bid box, next to the entrance of Vhembe District Municipality Offices, next to Khoroni Hotel (Former Venda Tusk Hotel) wherein the bids will be opened in public. The following documents are required and shall form part of the bid: CSD summary report, Tax clearance compliance status letter or tax clearance compliance number, Company Registration Certificate, Proof of Purchased tender document receipt, Bidders Certified copy of ID Document, Proof that the bidder municipal business account or any of the directors municipal account is not in arrears (N.B.Municipal Clearance not older than three month) or Letter from Traditional authority indicating that they are not paying Municipal rates and taxes, and Certified BBBEE Verification certificate Late bid, telegraphic, e-mails or telefax transmission documents will not be accepted. Vhembe District Municipality reserves the right to accept a tender as a whole or in part and does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. NB: All service providers/bidders are requested to pre-number and initial their documents before submission No bid will be accepted from person in the service of the state. Administrative enquiries can be directed to Supply Chain Practitioners of Vhembe District Municipality at telephone number (015) 960 2075/2093/2107/2163 & 2168. Ms TS Ndou - Acting Municipal Manager Human Communications 147775


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THOHOYANDOU SPAR & SIBASA SPAR ANNOUNCE “THE WIN A CAR” LUCKY WINNERS! community we are seeing what you are doing in empowering our people in terms of emMphaphuli senior traditional leader Thovhele Gole Mphaphu- ployment and these cars that you are giving li praised the management and staff of Sibasa Super Spar for back to our people. Continue doing good and the role they are playing in developing his area. Mphaphuli you are sure of our support here,” he said. together with struggle veteran Dr Tshenuwani Farisani were Speaking on behalf of Spar, Mr Joe Lubisi encouraged custhe guest of honour during the hand over of two cars won by tomers not to ignore competition saying they never know their customers at the store on Saturday, 27 July. winning day. “As a business we value all our customers and we The two lucky customers Ms Elsie Tshivhase of Lunungwi treat them with utmost respect. Our livelihood is in your hands, and Ms Tshilidzi Mphego of Mbilwi each won herself a Hyundai you are our employers and you are the ones who pay our salaries,” Grand i10s in the Spar Win a Car Competition. he said. Lubisi further indicated that as a way of giving back they The handing over of the vehicles was officiated by group CEO are also empowering local farmers by buying their produce. Mr Joe Lubisi. During the same function, stokvels and non profit organizations were also given hampers. To enter the competition, At Thohoyandou Spar on Saturday, 3 August, first car owner customers had to buy any of the participating products and swipe Ms Rudzani Ramulifho who won herself a car in the Spar Win a the SPAR Rewards card to be automatically entered in the draw. Car Competition said the win was a gift from God. Speaking during the handover, Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli said Ramulifho (48) of Thohoyandou Block J became the only winhe was happy to have a business like Spar in his area.“As leaders ner at Spar Thohoyandou out of the 50 countrywide. The handwe will always speak the language of development. We are proud over was officiated by struggle icon, Dr Tshenuwani Farisani and that we have this shop that ploughs back to the community. As a the Thohoyandou Spar management. The day was fun filled with By Elmon Tshikhudo

Above: During the handover are from left, struggle veteran Dr Tshenuwani Farisani, Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli, Spar CEO Mr Joe Lubisi, winner Ms Elsie Tshivhase and Ms Tshilidzi Mphego Left: Winners Ms Tshilidzi Mphego (2nd from lwft) and Ms Elsie Tshivhase (right) congratulate each other while politician Dr Farusani (left) Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli and Spar’s CEO Mr Joe Lubisi (2nd from right) look on.

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many activities that preceded the handover. Speaking during the handover, Ramulifho said she thanked God for the gift, but hinted that she is a regular customer at the store. The unemployed mother of three, who was accompanied by her children, could not hide her excitement as she received the keys to her new car. “God is great and I will never stop giving praises to Him. The car has come handy as I did not have a car. This is my first car and I will use it to go to church and take my family for shopping,” she said. Veteran of the struggle, Dr Tshenuwani Farisani commended the shop for looking after the local community. He said the store is the champion when it comes to empowering local farmers and taking good care of the less privileged. He encouraged the community to continue supporting the business as it is committed to local economic empowerment.

Struggle veteran Dr Tshenuwani Farisani (2nd from left) handing over the keys to Ms Ramulifho. Also sharing the limelight are from left Spar’s Mr Russel Tshiondongolo Mashige, Mr Livio and Mr Captain Mutangwa who is the store manager.

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Silverware for Water Sand By Frank Mavhungu Tshamutshedzi Water Sand Football Club were officially crowned the 2019 Boy Nemakonde KO competition champions during a ceremony at the Begwa Brickyard last Saturday evening. Water Sand, or Tshiphongo as they are affectionately called, received R15 000, soccer kit, six soccer balls and a floating trophy. The team also received the fair play award. Water Sand beat Tshilonwe Young Bombers 4-1 in the final at the Tshifudi Stadium on Saturday, 6 July. The runners-up, Tshilonwe Young Bombers, received R1 500, a soccer kit

and six soccer balls during the ceremony. The third-placed side, Belavhathu FC, took home R1 000 and six soccer balls, while Munangwe United Brothers, who finished in fourth position, were given six soccer balls. Belavhathu beat United Brothers 2-0 in their losers’ final match. The teams that were booted out in the quarterfinal stage, New Discovery, Buluni Happy Boys, Mulindavhathu Ocean Swallows and Tshaulu Hungry Lions, received a consolation prize of two soccer balls each. Shadrack Mashaba of Tshilonwe Young Bombers received the top goal scorer’s award. The best keeper award

went to Tshifhiwa Negondeni of Water Sand. The best coach award was presented to Mr Derick Mukhithi of Water Sand, while Israel Mudau of Water Sand received the player of the tournament award. During the ceremony, Mr Boy Nemakonde, who sponsored the tournament, revealed that he was impressed by the way the tournament was run. He stated that the standard for the tournament was improving each year. He reiterated the fact that he would continue to sponsor the tournament in the years to come, saying the sponsorship amount would increase from time to time.

The officials from Water Sand, Mr Vuwani Maphosa (second from right) and Mr Nndwakhulu Ungedzani (second from left), display their team’s trophy and cheque. With them are Ms Shandukani Nemakonde (right) and Mr Mphedziseni Makhuvha.

Teams ready for Mabena Games By Kaizer Nengovhela Eight teams who qualified for the quarter-finals will participate in the Mabena Soccer Tournament at the Mashamba grounds today (Friday). Ms Mercy Rambau, coordinator of the tournament, expressed her appreciation towards the sponsors.

“Despite the difficult economic conditions, we still find companies that are prepared to share their takings and support sport,” she added. The winner of the competition will receive R15 000 and a new soccer kit, while the runners-up will receive R10 000 and a soccer kit. The fixtures are Magau United vs Muwaweni Lucky

United Brothers tame Young Tigers By Frank Mavhungu

Mashudu Maswazi in the 67th minute. Shortly thereafter, United Brothers scored when Ronewa Sadiki went loose from the left corner and beat the keeper. Tigers started to press the panic button after the Brothers’ second goal. They abandoned their positions and moved forward in numbers. That made things easier for Brothers to score the third through Divhani Neduvhuledza late in the game.

In their Thulamela Local Football Association League match at the Khubvi grounds on Saturday, Mudaswali United Brothers came back from a 0-1 halftime deficit to beat Makonde Young Tigers 3-1. Young Tigers did not spare any effort in the first half. They approached the game with a lot of self-confidence, with their defenders refusing to allow any stranger within their territory. The fact that the visitors from Makonde took the lead in the 18th minute came as no surprise. Their solitary goal came via their Rastafarian striker, Rabelani Tshikhotho. He forced his way through the Brothers’ defence and blasted in a rocket from inside the box. The game turned lukewarm towards the end of the first half as the teams sat back and played defensive football. United Brothers injected more life into their squad by introducing Livhuwani Ntsieni and Unarine Rambuda, who replaced Takalani Nkhanedzeni and Isani Mbevhana Avhatakali Netshishivhe of Tigers hooks the ball, while Lutendo respectively. The replace- Tshifhenya of United Brothers blocks the way.

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Stars (09:00), followed by Sambandou United Professionals vs Polokwane FC, Mashamba Soccer Academy vs Wayeni Sea Robbers and Mpheni Home Defenders and Mashamba Shinning Stars at 15:00. The winners of the four matches will play in the semis and finals on Saturday at the same venue.

ments marked the turning point of the game. United Brothers found the equalizer in the 58th minute. Unarine Rammbuda hooked the ball in, following a scramble within the box. Lufuno Mulondo of Young Tigers was cautioned with a card after a continued argument with the referee. Another player who was reprimanded with a card was Ronewa Sadiki of United Brothers. He obstructed

What has been known as the National First Division (NFD) for almost a decade will now be known as the GladAfrica Championship. This follows the decision by the management of GladAfrica Construction Company to sponsor the league. The ceremony during which the sponsorship was officially launched was held in Kempton Park last Wednesday.

According to a statement from the league, the sponsorship will run for five years. The sponsorship means that the league champions will now take home R3 million, compared to the R500 000 that the previous champions received. The runners-up will now receive R1,5 million, while the third-placed side will become R1 million richer. During the ceremony, the chairman of GladAfrica, Mr

Noel Mashaba, said that the opportunity to work with the Premier Soccer League could not have come at a better time. He described their relationship with the PSL as a wagon that will take their company brand to a higher level. The PSL chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, said that the sponsorship would give GladAfrica an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to society through sports development.







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I, Barbara Dallas Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, acting in terms of Sections 15(1)(a) and (2)(a)(b) of the National Environment Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004), hereby give notice of my intention to appoint suitable persons to be appointed as Board Members of the South African National Biodiversity Institute, as a result of three vacancies that have arisen on the board following resignations received from board members. Members of the public are invited to submit written nominations to the Minister, within 15 days after the publication of this notice of suitable persons to be considered for appointment to the below-mentioned addresses, and must include the following: • Nomination and Acceptance letter of the Nominee; and • Curriculum Vitae with the following: ◆ Personal details, including postal and residential address, and contact number of the nominee; ◆ Certified copies of all academic qualifications and other relevant documentation; and ◆ Experience in the field of conservation, biodiversity management, tourism development, human resource management or financial and business practice, or otherwise possess special insight in relation to any aspect of the activities of the South African National Biodiversity Institute.

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NOTICE OF ENVIRONMEN TAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT Scoping phase No�ce: No�ce is hereby given in terms of Regula�on 41(2)(c)(i) of the regula�ons published in the Government No�ce No: 984 under Chapter 6 of the Na�onal Environmental Management Act 109 of 1998 of the inten�on by Hlengilunghi Trading to construct a 2500 residen�al sites, Shopping Mall, Offices, Two Petrol Filling Sta�ons & a Golf Course near Giyani (Xikukwani) along R81 road on Farm Greater Giyani 891 LT. The new site will be called Giyani Extension within Greater Giyani Local Municipality of Mopani District. Hlengilunghi Trading appointed Decent Development Project Pty Ltd to undertake the EIA process for the proposed project. Project Descrip�on: The proposed development entails the Establishment of a a 2500 residen�al sites, Shopping Mall, Offic-es, Two Petrol Filling Sta�ons & a Golf Course near Giyani (Xikukwani) along R81 road on Farm Greater Giyani 891 LT. The total size of the proposed area will be 250 ha of land. EAP: DECENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (Pty) Ltd has been appointed

as the Environmental Assessment Prac��oner (EAP) to undertake the environmental impact assessment for the proposed project. Comments on the proposed project can be submi�ed in wri�ng to Decent Development Project (Pty) Ltd via email, fax or post. In this regard please contact Buyisonto Arthur at: P.O.BOX 21 POLOKWANE 0700 Tel: 071 326 7620 Fax: 086 7181 402 Email: buyisontoa@gmail. com KHONGOLOTI CONSULTANT CC

MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CLAUSE 22 OF THE MAKHADO LAND USE SCHEME, 2009 APPLICATION FOR: Erec�on of a Vodacom Cellular Mast and Base Sta�on In terms of Clause 22 of the Makhado Land Use Scheme, 2009 no�ce is hereby given that I / we, the undersigned to apply to the Makhado Local Municipality for special consent to conduct the following land use ac�vi�es: Erec�on of a Vodacom Cellular Mast and Base Sta�on on stand/ holding/ farm por�on: THE REMAINING EXTENT OF THE FARM WATERVAL 45 LT Par�culars of this applica�on may be inspected during normal office hours at: Khongolo� Consultant cc, 373 Melk Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria Any person having an objec�on to the approval of this consent use applica�on must lodge such objec�on, together with the grounds thereof, with the office of the Town Planner, Makhado Local Municipality (Private Bag X2596, Makhado, 0920) and the undersigned, in wri�ng not later then: 18 September 2019 Enquiries: Khongolo� Consultant cc, PO Box 1950, Brooklyn Square 0075. Tel: 012 460 4755 Fax: 012 460 4761 / 072 404 7447 Email: khongolo�@absamail. Ref Makhangela BS139426 Eng 08/08/19 MASIPALA WA MAKHADO CLAUSE 22 OF THE MAKHADO LAND USE SCHEME, 2009 XITIVISO XI VIKIWA KU YA HI XIYENGE XA 22 XA MAKHADO LAND USE SCHEME, 2009. LESWAKU HINA VA TIRHI VA KHONGOLOTI PTY LTD HI KOMBELA PFUMELELO WA KU ENDLA HIGH MAST EKA PURASI RA: THE REMAINING EXTENT OF THE FARM WATERVAL 45 LT SWILAVEKO HINKWASWO SWA XIKOMBELO SWI KONA KU XIYAXIYIWA HI NKARI WA NTIRHO EKA TIHOFISI TA VAPULANI VA DOROBA MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY PRIVATE BAG X2596, LOUIS TRICHARDT, 0920 HI NKARI WA MASIKU YA 28 KU SUKELA HI SIKU RA TI 18 TA NHWETI YA SEPTEMBER 2019 MINKANETO KUMBE MAVONELO WOYELANA


KHONGOLOTI CONSULTANT CC MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CLAUSE 22 OF THE MAKHADO LAND USE SCHEME, 2009 APPLICATION FOR: Erec�on of a Vodacom Cellular Mast and Base Sta�on In terms of Clause 22 of the Makhado Land Use Scheme, 2009 no�ce is hereby given that I / we, the undersigned to apply to the Makhado Local Municipality for special consent to conduct the following land use ac�vi�es: Erec�on of a Vodacom Cellular Mast and Base Sta�on on stand/ holding/ farm por�on: THE REMAINING EXTENT OF THE FARM RIVERSDALE 75 LT Par�culars of this applica�on may be inspected during normal office hours at: Khongolo� Consultant cc, 373 Melk Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria Any person having an objec�on to the approval of this consent use applica�on must lodge such objec�on, together with the grounds thereof, with the office of the Town Planner, Makhado Local Municipality (Private Bag X2596, Makhado, 0920) and the undersigned, in wri�ng not later then: 18 September 2019 Enquiries: Khongolo� Consultant cc, PO Box 1950, Brooklyn Square 0075. Tel: 012 460 4755 Fax: 012 460 4761 / 072 404 7447 Email: khongolo�@absamail. Ref Ha Mashamba BS149011 Eng 08/08/19 MASIPALA WA MAKHADO CLAUSE 22 OF THE MAKHADO LAND USE SCHEME, 2009 NDIVHADZO YA: U�a�wa ha thawara ya Vodacom Nga mulawo wa tshipida tsha clause 22 tsha Makhado Land Use Scheme, 2009. Ndivhadzo I khou �iwa rine vha Khongolo� u divhadza Masipala wa Makhado khumbelo ya Special Consent u ita ndivhadzo: U �a�wa ha thawara ya Vodacom. Kha shango la muvhuso: THE REMIANING EXTENT OF THE FARM RIVERSDALE 75 LT Zwidodombedzwa zwa ndivhadzo zwinga vhudzisiwa ganndoroni ya: Khongolo� Consultant cc, 373 Melkstraat, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria

Muthu munwe na munwe ane a sa fushee nga heyi ndivhandzo anga kwama Masipala wa Makhado (Private Bag X2596, Makhado, 0920) nangwe a tou nwalela u sa fushea hawe: 18 September 2019 Mbudziso: Khongolo� Consultant cc, PO Box 1950, Brooklyn Square 0075 Tel: 012 460 4755 Fax: 012 460 4761 / 072 404 7447 Email: admin.khongolo�@ Ref Ha Mashamba BS149011 Venda 08/08/19 KHONGOLOTI CONSULTANT CC (Ref Sakadza Village BS140062 Eng 30 July 2019) MUSINA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CLAUSE 20 OF THE MUSINA LAND USE SCHEME, 2010. APPLICATION FOR: Erec�on of a Vodacom Cellular Mast and Base Sta�on In terms of Clause 20 of the Musina Land Use Scheme, 2010 no�ce is hereby given that I/ we, the undersigned to apply to the Musina Local Municipality for special consent to conduct the following land use ac�vi�es: Erec�on of a Vodacom Cellular Mast and Base Sta�on On stand/ holding/ farm por�on: Remaining Extent of the Farm Thengwe 439 MT Par�culars of this applica�on may be inspected during normal office hours at: Khongolo� Consultant cc, 373 Melk Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria Any person having an objec�on to the approval of this consent use applica�on must lodge such objec�on, together with the grounds thereof, with the office of the Town Planner, Musina Local Municipality (Private Bag X611, Musina, 0900) and the undersigned, in wri�ng not later then: 09 September 2019 Enquiries: Khongolo� Consultant cc,PO Box 1950 Brooklyn Square, 0075 Tel: 012 460 4755 Fax: 012 460 4761 / 072 404 7447 Email: khongolo�@ KHONGOLOTI CONSULTANT CC (Ref Sakadza BS140062: 30/08/19 ) MASIPALA WA MUSINA CLAUSE 20 OF THE MUSINA LAND USE SCHEME, 2010. NDIVHADZO YA: U�a�wa ha thawara ya Vodacom Nga mulawo wa tshipida tsha clause 20 tsha Musina Land Use Scheme, 2010. Ndivhadzo I khou �iwa rine vha Khongolo� u divhadza Masipala wa Musina khumbelo ya Special Consent u ita ndivhadzo: U �a�wa ha thawara ya Vodacom. Kha shango la muvhuso: Remaining Extent of the Farm Thengwe 439 MT Zwidodombedzwa zwa ndivhadzo zwinga vhudzisiwa ganndoroni ya: Khongolo� Consultant cc, 373 Melkstraat, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria Muthu munwe na munwe ane a sa fushee nga heyi ndivhandzo anga kwama

Masipala wa Musina (Private Bag X611, Musina, 0900) nangwe a tou nwalela u sa fushea hawe: 09 September 2019 Mbudziso: Khongolo� Consultant cc, PO Box 1950, Brooklyn Square 0075. Tel: 012 460 4755 Fax: 012 460 4761 / 072 404 7447 Email: admin.khongolo�@

PMK TLADI & ASSOCIATES Form K LOST/DESTROYED/ INCOMPLETE/ UNSERVICEABLE TITLE DEED [Form of publica�on in terms of sec�on Thirty Eight of the Act.] No�ce is hereby given that under the provisions of sec�on thirty Eight of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937. We the undersigned PAPA PATINGTON MONGWE, Iden�ty number 600807 5612 082 and TINTSWALO IRENE MONGWE, Iden�ty number 641015 0519 085 Married in community of property to each other intend to issue a Cer�ficate of Registered Title in lieu of Deed of Grant TG5373/2000 dated 17 August 1998 passed by PAPA PATINGTON MONGWE iden�ty number 600807 5612 082 and TINTSWALO IRENE MONGWE iden�ty number 641015 0519 085 in favour of NKUNA RISIMATI RODRICK iden�ty number(unknown). in respect of certain ERF 1292 Giyani-F Town-ship, Registra�on Division L.T., Limpopo Province, held by Deed of Grant Number TG52373/2000, which has been lost or destroyed. All person having objec�on to the issue of such Cer�ficate are hereby required to lodge the same in wri�ng with the Deeds Registry Limpopo at Polokwane within Six weeks a�er the date of the first publica�on in the Gaze�e. Dated at POLOKWANE this 3rd day of JULY 2019. Registrar of Deeds. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR THE CANCELLATION OF THE BOND IN TERMS OF REGULATION 68 (11C) OF THE DEEDS REGISTRIES ACT 47 OF 1937 I, the undersigned NATALIE HLABATI duly authorised hereto by a resolu�on of Absa Bank Limited, Registra�on Number 1986/004794/06 do hereby declare under oath that1. The said Bank is the legal holder of mortgage bond BG2640/2003 passed in its favour by PAPA PATINGTON MONGWE, Iden�ty Number: 600807 5612 082, And TINTSWALO IRENE MONGWE, Iden�ty Number: 641015 0519 085, Married in community of property to each other. And registered on the 17th August 1998 over the property held by Deed of Grant Number TG52373/ 2000. 2. The said Bond has been lost or destroyed and despite a diligent search


cannot be found. 3. I am not aware how the bond became lost or destroyed. 4. The said bond has not been pledged or given as security for any debt or Otherwise. 5. The deeds office copy of the said bond is also lost or destroyed. 6. The no�ce of inten�on to cancel the said bond has been duly published in the Government Gaze�e as required. 7.I a�ach proof hereto as Annexure “A” 8.No objec�on to the cancella�on has been received. I hereby apply to the Registrar of Deeds Limpopo at POLOKWANE and consent, in terms of Regula�on 68(11C) of the Deeds Registries Act , 47 of 1937, for the cancella�on of the said bond. NATALIE HLABATI OBO ABSA BANK LIMITED. Ref: Prescilla Mabapa. SHUMANI HSE CONSULTING

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS: Notice is hereby given in terms of the following Acts:National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), Regulation 43(1) of the regulations published in Government Notice No. 982. APPLICATION FOR MINING PERMIT IN TERMS OF SECTION 27 OF MPRDA ACT 2002(ACT 28 OF 2002) AS AMENDEND BY AMENDMET ACT 2008(ACT 48 OF 2008) Activity & Locality: The activity is for mining gravel for the purpose of Tswinga Developments. An Environmental Impact Assessment process undertaken for the proposed Roads project. The initial public participation which was held on the below given dates. Purpose: Notifying the community, land owners and All I&APs about the borrow pits application for Tswinga Tribal Authority Location: Village name: Tswinga Village Date of meeting: 14 July 2019 Farm Name: Mpapuli 278 MT Applicant: Tswinga Tribal Authority Contact person: MR. Fulufhedzani Tshishonga Consultants: Shumani HSE Consulting Contact person: Mr. Ronewa Tshibubudze P.O. Box 55904, Polokwane 0700; Tel. +27 (0) 15 297 2410 Cell: +27822 252 962 Fax: +27 (0) 86 544 1997; E-mail: ronewa@shumanishe. In order to ensure that you are identified as an interested or affected parties only in terms of environmental aspects regarding the abovementioned process, please submit your name, contact information and interest to the contact persons given above within 30 days from publication of this notice.


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TENDERS / VACANCIES To advertise your Vacancy or Tender on this page, contact us at 015 516 4996

INVITATION TO BID Thulamela Municipality is inviting qualified and experienced service providers for the provision of the following service. DESCRIPTION

BID. 01/2019/2020

Completion of Donald Fraiser trading area


CIDB Grading

Contact Person


3CE or Higher

Mr Nemakonde M.P. (083 457 2249) or Mr Mudzili T.P. (015 962 7629) Consultant: Stanley (076 372 3112 or 015 297 7434)

80/20 preference points system and functionality will be used.


Bid documents will be available as from the 20th August 2019 between 08h00 and 15h30 at office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou or can alternatively be downloaded from e-tender portal (

Bid number: MUTALEIEC 001/2019

A compulsory briefing meeting will take place at Vhufuli (Donald Fraiser) on the 27 August 2019 at 11:00. Interested Service providers will be expected to submit the Bid documents with the following compulsory requirements. ❖ Tax Compliance Status Letter or Tax Compliance Pin Number. ❖ Company registration documents (eg. CK). ❖ Proof of registration on CSD ❖ Proof of registration with CIDB ❖ Proof of municipal rates and taxes or municipal service charges owed by the bidder and all of its directors, not in arrears for more than 3 months. (The proof of municipal rates and taxes or municipal service charges to be submitted must not be older than three (3) months from the closing date of the bid). ❖ List of similar projects completed in the last 5 years with clients contact details and contract values (attach completion certificates).

Closing date: 31/08/2019 For further information please contact the Manager at: 015 967 0887.

NB: Service providers must submit their Certified BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African Accreditation System only (SANAS) or sworn affidavit Bids will be assessed under the provisions of the following Acts and its Regulations: Municipal Finance Management Act, (Act 56 of 2003); PPPFA, Supply Chain Management Policy of the municipality in accordance with the specifications and in terms of 80:20 preferential points system and functionality. TARGETED GOALS:


Company Experience/ Completed Projects


Experienced project Manager


Experienced Site Agent


Experienced General Foremen


Experienced Site Safety & Environmental Officer


Plant And Equipment


Construction Program/Program of works


Completion of Tender Documents


SUB- TOTAL: Functionality Achievements




Bid documents will be available at Mutale IEC for R100.00 non-refundable.

Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile

Points for functionality

Louis Trichardt have vacancies for the following 3 positions:

Please email CV to: or contact Mathapelo at 015 516 7397/ 063 658 3272



Members of the public, Government Institutions and Business Community are hereby invited to check the unidentified deposits list available at the notice board of Thulamela Municipality Head Office, Thulamela Municipality (Mutale offices), Information Centre, Sibasa Licensing & Registration station, Thohoyandou Indoor sports Centre, Thohoyandou Town hall, Makwarela Hall and on the website:

Functionality will be scored out of 100% and bidders who score less than 60% will not be considered for further evaluation.

The provided list comprises of the payments made to the municipality by the members of the public with the intention to pay various municipal services, however the references that were used could not assist the municipality to identify the depositor and the type of the services that they were paying for.

Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned, completed by pencil, sent by telegraph, facsimile, electronically (Fax), or Email and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified.

Everyone whose payment/s will be appearing on the list, is invited to provide proof of payments and details of the municipal service that they were paying for, as per the list of unidentified deposits. This will assist in proper allocation of the deposit into municipal records.

______________________ Mr MALULEKE H E MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan: 2019/2020 Financial Year

Vhembe District Municipality hereby makes public the 2019/2020 Service Delivery Targets and Performance Indicators for each quarter, as set out in the Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan in accordance with Section 53 (3) (a) of the Municipal Finance Management Act together with the Performance Agreements of the Municipal Manager and Senior Managers as stipulated in Section 53 (3) (b) of the same Act. The SDBIP (2019/2020) is available in Vhembe District Municipality’s Website at www. or alternatively the document may be perused during office hours (From 08h00 to 16h00) on Mondays to Fridays at the following areas’ security (customer service) desks: Vhembe District Municipality Head Office - Thohoyandou , Offices of Vhembe District Municipality at Thohoyandou Post Office, Disaster Management Centre – Muledane, Makhado Fire Station, Musina Fire Station, Mutale Fire Station, Vuwani Fire Station and Collins Chabane Municipal Offices – Malamulele. Ms TS Ndou - Acting Municipal Manager Human Communications 147769

District Municipality

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given in terms of section 45 of the Supply chain management policy that Vhembe District Municipality supply chain management policy implementation report for the period 01st April 2019 to 30th June 2019 is available for public inspection. The information will be available at the municipality cashier’s office and our website For any enquiries contact supply chain Practitioners of Vhembe District Municipality at telephone number (015) 960 2000 Ms TS Ndou - Acting Municipal Manager Human Communications 147773

Private Bag X5066 Thohoyandou 0950 Limpopo Province Tel: (015) 962 7500 Fax: (015) 962 4020 (015) 962 5328


Sealed bid documents must be submitted in envelopes clearly indicating “BID NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION” on the outside and must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the official Bid Box at the front of the main entrance to the Civic Centre, by no later than 11:00 on , 17 September 2019. All Bids received will be opened in public in the Municipality’s Board Room, Civic Centre, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any Bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a Bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of the submission thereof

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All unidentified deposits older than 3 years will be recognized as municipal revenue if they are still not identified in two months after this public notice as per the municipal council resolution no: SC 10/03/19 The information should be submitted to: Name of Official Office no Email Tel

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IDP REPRESENTATIVES FORUM MEETING Notice is hereby given that Makhado Local Municipality will be holding an IDP Representatives Forum meeting scheduled as follows: DATE



16 AUGUST 2019

10H00 AM


The purpose of the meeting is to present the 2019/20 IDP Process Plan All Councillors, Ward Committees, Traditional Councils, organized businesses, mining sector, Parastatals, Agricultural sector, Tourism sector, Sanco, Community Development Officers, NGOs, Ratepayers Associations, Chairpersons Associations, Provincial Sector Departments and representatives of any interested groups are invited to participate at the aforementioned meetings. All enquiries can be directed to the Chief Financial Officer or the IDP Manager at telephone number 015 519 3000. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street, MAKHADO File Number: 15/7/1 Notice Number: 93/2019 08 August 2019



Positive signs for Leopards 35-meter area. Jabu Maluleke, the team’s captain, tried his luck from the free kick and Sibusiso Mbonani flicked the ball back from inside the box. The ball hit the crossbar and landed across the goal line. Leopards introduced Lifa Hlongwane, Joseph Mhlongo and Mogakolodi Ngele for Thuso Phala, Pentjie Zulu and

By Frank Mavhungu

Tswarelo Bereng respectively in the last half. Leopards coach Soccoia was reprimanded with a card, following a continued argument with the referee, Mr Cedrick Muvhali. Thabo Matlaba, the Leopards’ captain, was nominated man of the match. He was presented with a trophy after the game.

Following their 0-1 defeat at the hands of Polokwane City in their opening league match at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday, Black Leopards are lying in the 12th position on the log. When cornered to comment after the game, the coach of Black Leopards, Mr Lionel Soccoia, said his team had displayed a superb performance, even though they had lost the match. He stated that both sides had created scoring chances and that City had been lucky because they had managed to convert one of their chances. He stressed the fact that Lidoda Duvha had been all over the visitors throughout the last half but their strik- Man of the match. Leopards’ skipper, Thabo Matlaba, receives his ers had, unfortunately, trophy from Ms Funani Ratombo from Absa Bank. apparently forgotten their scoring boots at home. He reiterated hat he would soon find a winning combination. The home side were without the league’s 2018/19 soccer season’s top goal scorer, Mwape Musonda, on Sunday. The Zambian bulldozer striker watched the game from the grandstand because of injury. It took Rise and Shine 44 minutes to score the goal that earned them three league points. They were awarded a free kick after Carlton Mashumba was Thabo Matlaba of Leopards (left) and Sibusiso Hlubi of City are fobrought down in the cused on the high ball.


Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 No handwritten logs will be accepted Hlanganani Masters Football League Played Won Draw Lost 16 14 2 0 16 11 3 2 16 11 3 2 16 10 2 4 16 9 0 7 15 8 2 6 16 7 2 7 16 6 5 5 16 6 4 6 15 6 4 5 16 6 2 8 16 6 1 9 16 3 3 10 16 2 2 12 16 2 1 13 16 0 4 12

Team Mashau Give Bungeni Elim Birds Mbokota Waterval Basani Maila Super Lagos Bungeni United Chavani Mashamba Nkuzana Vleifontein Valdezia Masakona Mpheni

For 51 57 42 40 51 32 29 38 34 37 30 34 27 22 15 10

Hlanganani Local Football Association Stream B

Team Lambani United FC Mulima FC Elim Double Class Mailaskop Academy FC Elim Blackpool Juniors Mpheni Barcelona the Return My Time FC Mailaskop Action Killers Nthabalala United FC Koki FC Elim All Stars Mamphagi Real Vultures FC Vleifontein United FC Nthabalala Flying Eagles

Team Mulindathavha O Swall New Discovery FC Tshamutshedzi FC Buluni H Boys Tshilongwe Y Bombers Dimani Y Masters Tshivhilwi Y Stars Tshaulu H Lion Tshaulu S Academy Munangwe U Brothers Lukaolo HG Spurs Nduvheni FC Citizen FC Tshidzini FC Belavhathu Tshikambe FC Lambani H Defenders Mubvumoni FC

Played 20 21 20 21 19 21 21 19 20 20 20 20 20 21

Won 15 14 12 11 9 8 8 8 6 7 -3 4 3 1

Draw 2 2 4 4 5 7 6 4 8 5 7 4 4 4

THULFA STREAM A Played Won Draw 32 20 10 31 16 7 29 16 6 32 14 10 30 15 5 31 13 9 31 13 5 30 9 15 25 11 8 28 8 16 31 13 1 32 8 11 31 8 10 31 9 6 29 7 11 29 8 5 32 6 5 30 5 6

Lost 3 5 4 6 6 6 7 7 6 8 10 12 13 18

Lost 2 8 7 8 10 9 13 6 6 4 17 13 13 16 11 16 21 19

For 38 30 37 44 41 32 36 28 28 25 28 19 28 11

For 57 62 59 42 61 46 46 35 27 49 56 36 35 29 44 27 30 31

Against Points 13 44 16 36 16 36 22 32 28 27 24 26 31 23 43 23 30 22 42 22 40 20 43 19 43 12 49 8 59 7 46 4 Against Points 17 47 22 44 19 40 23 37 30 32 22 31 31 30 28 28 24 26 23 26 38 16 42 16 62 13 43 7

Against Points 22 70 41 55 40 54 31 52 41 50 33 48 47 44 29 42 18 41 32 40 60 40 50 35 43 34 57 33 50 32 62 29 56 23 60 21

Team Tshikonelo United Malavuwe G Movers Tshikonelo Highlanders Zwaloni Y Stars Azwibali FC Banyini F Swallows Sterkstroom R Chiefs Gole Liverpool Tshififi FC Tshamutavha H Stand Mbahe F Rebels Mukoma All Stars

THULFA STREAM B Played Won Draw Lost 19 10 4 5 19 8 9 2 19 9 4 6 19 8 6 5 19 8 6 5 19 6 11 2 19 9 2 8 19 5 6 8 19 5 3 11 19 4 6 9 19 4 5 10 19 3 8 8

For 33 20 28 30 27 25 29 25 23 25 19 16

Against Points 19 34 10 33 14 31 25 30 30 30 19 29 26 29 28 21 32 18 40 18 29 17 28 17

Team Tshikhudini FC Tshivhulani Fire Bros Tshikovha Arsenal Tshiulungoma FC Ravies FC Nkhwathiseni FC Budeli United All Nation FC Arsenal FC Dumasi All Stars Maniini Real Madrid Real Magidi Juventus FC Thohoyandou FC Bembani FC

THULFA STREAM C Played Won Draw 24 14 7 24 13 5 25 14 1 24 11 7 25 11 6 25 10 8 24 12 1 24 9 9 23 9 7 23 6 8 24 6 8 22 7 4 22 7 3 23 4 6 24 2 6

Lost 3 6 10 6 8 7 11 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 16

For 42 37 33 36 44 39 41 42 30 19 28 30 29 27 21

Against Points 25 49 28 44 26 43 21 40 26 39 28 38 42 37 32 36 30 34 27 26 37 26 38 25 41 24 51 18 46 12

Team Mungamunwe FC Dzwerani U Brothers Ndondola FC Manamani City Mapate B Mambaas Hlupheka Miluwani H Boys Mvelaphana FC Tshisaulu M Pirates Mashawane Y Tigers Tshisaulu FC Mahematshena Y Stars Muthndinne All Bullets Sibasa A Stars Centurion FC

THULFA STREAM D Played Won Draw 28 24 1 28 22 3 28 20 4 28 20 3 28 16 2 28 14 7 28 12 9 28 12 4 28 11 4 28 9 2 28 8 3 28 8 3 28 6 4 28 5 5 28 4 3 28 2 5

Lost 3 3 4 5 10 7 7 12 13 17 17 17 18 18 21 21

For 85 83 50 73 52 52 49 33 47 31 29 26 40 40 29 14

Against Points 20 73 16 69 20 64 15 63 34 50 36 49 35 45 36 40 67 37 43 29 46 27 55 27 72 22 80 20 104 15 54 11

Team Ngwenani M United Mapholi K Them All Tshivhungululu H V Vhutshavhelo FC Matondoni Sweepers Tshilapfene S Arsenal Lunungwi FC Maha F Gunners Tshirembe Vkillers Mukumbanii S Stars Ralies FC Ngovhela FC Tshiawelo Bossveld Vondo Vibes Themba Heroes Madamalala FC

THULFA STREAM E Played Won Draw 28 19 3 27 17 7 28 16 6 28 14 8 28 14 7 28 13 9 28 11 13 27 12 9 27 11 9 28 9 11 28 8 7 28 6 4 28 4 9 28 3 7 27 3 5 28 3 4

Lost 6 3 6 6 7 6 4 6 7 8 13 18 15 18 19 21

For 70 51 54 40 59 49 45 49 48 47 48 43 29 23 24 25

Against Points 36 60 20 58 28 54 30 50 39 49 30 48 26 46 35 45 41 42 43 38 51 31 70 22 50 21 61 16 61 14 83 13

9 August 2019 17

Madzuhe and TTM part ways By Frank Mavhungu The relationship between Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila’s marketing manager, Mr Livhuwani Nicholas Madzuhe, and the club is something of the past. In an interview, Madzuhe revealed that he had left the Tshakhuma side for the newly promoted Gauteng-based side, JDR Stars. He stated that his appointment as the new marketing manager for JDR Stars came into effect on 1 August. Madzuhe further stated that his aim was to make JDR Stars one of the highly supported National First Division clubs in the country. He added that the plan was to change JDR Stars into a very big brand, just like he did with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM). According to him, he will be launching six supporters’

branches around Gauteng Province this weekend. “More branches will be launched in Limpopo in the coming weeks,” he said. Asked why he had left the Tshakhuma side, Madzuhe said that he wanted to be close to his family, which was based in Pretoria. According to him, no bad blood exists between him and the management of TTM. JDR Stars, together with Steenburg United, gained promotion to the NFD after their success in the ABC Motsepe League promotional playoffs that were staged in Cape Town two months ago. Madzuhe joined TTM when Vhadau Vha Damani bought the NFD franchise from Milano United two years ago. He did the unexpected when he launched 40 supporters’ branches in Limpopo and Gauteng within a space of three months, making TTM the biggest NFD club in terms of support.

The chairman of TTM, Mr Humbulani Mphephu, confirmed Madzuhe’s departure, saying they would remember him for his hard work. He wished Madzuhe everything of the best in his future endeavours. The owner of JDR Stars, Mr Nditsheni Nemasisi, confirmed Mr Madzuhe’s appointment, saying they were happy to be associated with a man such as Madzuhe.

Mr Nicholas Madzuhe.

Lidoda Duvha vs City in Diski clash By Frank Mavhungu The opening matches of the Multichoice Diski Challenge League will be played at various venues this weekend. Black Leopards will play their first match in front of their home crowd. They will host Cape Town City at the Thohoyandou Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:00. Just like that of their elder brothers, Black Leopards’ performance was not impressive last season. They managed to win only three of the 14 matches they played, finishing their league programme in the third position from the bottom of the log.

The team’s poor performance prompted the management of Lidoda Duvha to appoint Mr Mongezi Bobe as the head coach of the team. Bobe played for Black Leopards while they were still campaigning in the National First Division six years ago. The team was under the guidance of Mr Justice Matloga last season. In the other Diski Challenge matches that will also be played tomorrow, Maritzburg United will host SuperSport United at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban. That match will be followed by the one between Lamontville Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs at the same venue.

In the two matches that will be played on Sunday, Polokwane City will host Bidvest Wits at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, and Highlands Park and Baroka FC will meet at the Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa. Three matches will be played today (Friday). The newcomers, Stellenbosch FC, will take on Chippa United at the Idas Valley Stadium in Stellenbosch. A double header will be staged at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban. Bloemfontein Celtic will meet Mamelodi Sundowns at 10:00, followed by the match between Amazulu and Orlando Pirates.

Team Mukula Y Brothers Munkula Equitor Vondwe United Vondwe D Tigers Mukula M Killers Tshidimbini B Lion Mutuwa Branzillian Domboni FC Mukukula Avalon Makhuvha Up the Ants Tshitereke C Stars Goldville Y Tigers Mukuka S Stars Dzingahe P Makers Ngudza United Mastashe FC Mukula T Mushonga Vhufuli P Together

THULFA STREAM F Played Won Draw 31 24 1 31 20 5 32 19 7 31 18 7 32 16 9 31 13 13 30 15 6 32 11 16 32 12 9 31 11 11 31 12 8 32 12 7 30 9 6 32 7 8 32 7 8 29 5 6 32 2 5 32 2 1

Lost 6 6 6 6 7 5 9 5 11 9 11 13 15 17 17 18 25 29

For 59 45 54 61 49 51 69 37 54 53 45 50 29 37 32 40 15 29

Against Points 25 73 22 65 25 64 20 61 29 57 29 52 54 51 24 49 48 45 45 44 45 44 57 43 42 32 54 29 69 29 67 21 59 11 95 7

Team Makwali Try Again Tshlavule Elite Lurangwe The Angels Mangaya L Comondos Bashasha T Masters Maheni FC Thogwe FC Madzivhanani FC Tshaanda N Vultures Dzhanguluvhe FC Mabila H Defenders Tshamulungwi L Winn Humbulani FC Luphephe FC Thogani FC Gundani FC Mulodi Spain

THULFA STREAM I Played Won Draw Lost 30 18 7 5 29 17 8 4 27 14 7 6 28 16 0 12 29 13 9 7 29 12 6 11 28 11 9 8 30 10 11 9 28 10 10 8 28 11 7 10 28 10 9 9 29 10 8 11 30 8 13 9 27 8 3 16 29 7 5 17 27 6 5 16 28 2 1 25

For 52 56 45 5 35 46 37 39 40 34 34 33 33 37 31 30 12

Against Points 31 61 32 59 28 49 38 48 25 48 40 42 32 42 39 41 29 40 27 40 42 39 38 38 34 37 46 27 49 26 47 23 67 7

Team Tshipako H Spurs Makonde Youth Mudaswali U Brothers Makonde Y Tigers Khubvi p Makers Muhuyu XI Experience MT Green Mambas Makonde FC Tshatshingo P Holes Makonde H Defenders Vhutalu M Rangers Damani P Line Luvhimbi Waderers Makonde M United Khubvi Feedas Tshilngwi FC Tshiwani F Boys Matgangari Settlers Mudzidzi FC

THULFA STREAM G Played Won Draw 31 23 5 32 22 6 32 20 8 32 22 2 34 18 9 33 18 6 33 14 12 32 15 7 33 12 7 32 10 10 32 11 5 33 9 11 33 10 8 32 9 7 32 8 6 30 7 3 33 6 6 32 6 5 33 4 3

Lost 3 4 4 8 7 9 7 10 14 12 16 13 15 16 18 20 21 21 26

For 88 75 64 59 66 59 53 49 51 48 47 37 32 45 33 32 23 28 27

Against Points 32 74 22 72 22 68 28 68 30 63 49 60 38 54 28 52 55 43 50 40 57 38 47 38 52 38 55 34 56 30 63 24 61 24 82 23 89 15

Team Lamvi FC Luvhimbi Western Tshanzhade United Matovha Devoted Stars Musundaa United Guyuni Hot Spurs Mudagasini FC Mukuya J Acess Nwiini C Stars Mahunguwi United Maholoni FC Tshambuka FC Sambandou 7 Hunters Fandani FC Vhurivheri FC Mukongwe FC Zwavhavhili

THULFA STREAM J Played Won Draw 28 23 4 26 19 2 27 16 7 30 14 7 31 13 7 31 12 7 25 13 3 25 10 8 30 10 8 25 11 5 28 9 8 30 7 11 29 7 9 26 6 8 25 4 8 25 3 4 25 2 2

Lost 1 5 4 9 11 12 9 7 12 9 11 12 13 12 13 18 21

For 68 43 47 58 40 55 43 33 49 28 44 37 31 24 29 23 17

Against Points 25 73 20 59 23 55 35 49 38 46 39 43 38 42 25 38 48 38 29 38 45 35 46 32 43 30 44 26 53 20 46 13 72 8

Team Mutale Vikings Lukau H Aces Shadani D Scorpion Maranxwe H Boys M D United Tswera H Chillies Muhotoni FC Tshiawelo D Vultures Managa Uprising Mashsishi Y Tigers Phalama Y Vultures Mianzwi G Hornent Tshiombo XI Securitas Mapulon H landers Tshiombo Try Again Balethavba FC Tshagumbu FC

THULFA STREAM H Played Won Draw 30 21 5 29 20 5 28 16 8 28 17 5 29 15 7 27 13 7 28 13 6 27 11 5 28 10 6 28 10 4 30 8 9 28 7 7 27 6 8 27 7 4 29 6 5 30 5 5 25 5 2

Team Shanzha Continentals Tshithuthuni R MY Pr Fundudzi U Brothers Khakhu Y Chisefs Fondwe FC Thononda All Stars Khalavha Y Chiefs SheShe Bush Bucks Khalavha Napoli Maname Y Tigers Muadunungu Try Again Tshikombani O Boys Mandala Y Vultuyres Tshikomabani S Vultu Milabomi Chop Them Mandala Olympic Tshifume S Defence MTM U Brothers

THULFA STREAM K Played Won Draw 30 27 2 26 21 4 27 18 7 28 16 5 30 16 5 29 14 7 29 13 6 30 12 69 28 11 8 32 10 10 29 11 5 30 10 3 27 8 7 30 7 3 29 6 5 31 5 7 28 5 6 29 3 0

Lost 1 1 2 7 9 8 10 12 9 12 13 17 12 20 18 19 17 26

For 70 70 50 58 43 51 48 33 43 42 28 37 34 30 36 37 28 23

Against Points 18 83 20 67 15 61 30 53 35 53 36 49 41 45 39 42 31 41 41 40 36 38 60 33 38 31 70 24 63 23 61 22 43 21 84 9

Lost 4 4 4 6 7 7 9 11 12 14 13 14 13 16 18 20 18

For 65 64 45 46 41 58 52 34 52 38 49 30 37 46 32 36 20

Against Points 31 68 26 65 23 56 27 56 29 52 39 46 42 45 49 38 52 36 42 34 59 33 43 28 50 26 58 25 62 23 64 20 49 17


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Leopards to face the Amakhosi By Frank Mavhungu They lost 0-1 to Polokwane City at the Thohoyandou Stadium last Sunday. Now the question that remains unanswered is whether Black Leopards will make amends and deposit full points into their league account at the expense of Kaizer Chiefs. The teams will lock horns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban tomorrow evening. While Lidoda Duvha are still battling to come to terms with the defeat, the spirits are high in the Chiefs’ camp, following their 3-2 victory over Highlands Park at the Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa. A quick look at the Leopards’ performance against City shows that Chiefs will have to double their efforts if they are serious about collecting the maximum points tomorrow. Mwape Musonda, the Leopards’ sharpshooter, watched from the grandstand as his team lost last weekend as he was still nursing an ankle injury. Whether the Zambian striker would be available for tomorrow’s match was not clear at the time of our going to press. Should he not be available, the likes of Lifa Hlongwane, Joseph Mhlongo and Themba Ndlovu will be expected to make things happen. The match will start at 19:30. In the other matches that will also be played tomorrow, Polokwane City will host AmaZulu at

the Peter Mokaba Stadium. The Western Cape derby between Cape Town City and the rookies, Stellenbosch FC, will be staged at the Cape Town Stadium. Stellenbosch FC rose to the occasion last weekend and held Chippa United to a goalless draw, despite the fact that it was an away match for them. The same applied to Cape Town City, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Bloemfontein Celtics will host Golden Arrows at the Dr Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein on Sunday. Maritzburg United will play against Highlands Park at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg in the only match that will be played this evening, starting at 20:00 (Friday). Next Wednesday’s fixtures are: Polokwane City vs Bidvest Wits, Chippa United vs Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United vs Orlando Pirates. Right: Leopards’ doubtful starter, Mwape Musonda.

Leopards’ sharpshooter, Lifa Hlongwane.

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