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Allegations of tribalism rock Malamulele that “Vendas are not needed in Malamulele.” The officers said everything was continuing Twenty-three years into democracy, very well since they were deployed in MalaVhembe is still caught up in allegations of mulele in 2008, until the time that protest tribalism between Tsonga-speaking and marches by community members, who were Venda-speaking people. demanding that they be granted their own Recently, Ms Ndivhuwo Rasivhaga was municipality, separate from Thulamela, took “stopped” from occupying her position place. as station commander at the Malamulele “We started to hear the community singing Traffic Station “by officers at the station” who songs insulting Vendas. Some even said openly allegedly said they did not want to be led by a that they did not want to see Vendas in their Venda-speaking person. areas. Others said they were tired of hearing According to information from the departAa and Nndaa. ment, Rasivhaga, who was working as a princi“When we were manning the roads, some pal provincial inspector based at Tshilamba of the drivers would tell us straight that they in Mutale, was supposed to assume her new were not prepared to be stopped by Vendas in position as chief provincial inspector (station their own area. They said we must go back to manager/commander) in Malamulele on 1 our homes and work there,” the officers said. November. The Tshivenda-speaking officials also menThe provincial department, however, was tioned that a shutdown took place on a certain forced to instruct Rasivhaga to report to their day, “and we only learnt about it when we offices based at the old parliamentary buildwere going to work. We later learnt that our ings in Thohoyandou, while they were busy colleagues from Malamulele, who were Tsonga addressing the issue. speakers, knew about it, but they never tipped In her comment, the HOD for transport us off. After being threatened by the commuin Limpopo, Ms Hanli du Plessis, confirmed nity, we realized that we were not safe, and we through her media liaison officer, Mukondeleft and reported the matter to our senior, who leli Tshifura, that “the department is aware of told us to report in Thohoyandou until today”. the situation and it is giving it the necessary When asked if they would go back to Malaattention.” mulele, another officer flatly refused and said Meanwhile, Limpopo Mirror has managed they were not safe there. to locate some of the 15 traffic officers who The spokesperson for the Limpopo Governwere also forced to flee from the same station ment, Mr Phuti Seloba, said they were disapin August 2013 after they were allegedly told pointed about the alleged conduct of officers By Ndivhuwo Musetha

at the Malamulele traffic station. “It must be known that this province belongs to all who live in it, irrespective of the language, culture and beliefs.” He added that, according to the government, “people of this province are equal. We appeal to anyone who experiences such uncalled-for conduct to report the matter to the police, so that those who are promoting it face the full might of the law”. - Continues on page 2 Ms Ndivhuwo Rasivhaga.

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Allegations of tribalism from Vuwani and other areas, just to make sure that they pleased (From page 1) people from Malamulele.” According to him, anyone who Sambo added that it is discriminates against others in unfortunate that people from terms of tribal reasons is violating Malamulele hid behind tribalism the Constitution, which is a seriwhen they demanded their own ous crime. municipality, “hence they knew Meanwhile, Mr Nsobo Sambo, very well that they just wanted spokesperson for the Pro-Makha- the municipality for their own do Task Team, said the allegations personal reasons.” of tribal conflict between Vendas When asked why the and Tsongas was influenced by Pro-Makhado group was refusing the government that failed to deal to be part of Lim 345, Sambo said with the matter when it started that their position had been and during the Pro-Malamulele Task was still clear and that they had Team. “When people from Malnot been properly consulted. “It is amulele said they wanted their unfortunate that the same people own municipality that did not who are tribalistic are accusing include Venda-speaking people, us of the same thing, which is the government did nothing to wrong. Myself, Sambo, I am a condone it. What they did was Tsonga. Our deputy chairperson, to grant a municipality that also Arnold Mulaudzi, is married to included Venda-speaking people a Tsonga woman, our secretary, Patrick Mahafha, is married to a Tsonga woman, Thovhele Mmbangiseni Masia is married to a Tsonga woman.” He added that it proved that the allegations made against them that they were tribalistic were totally unfounded. When approached for comment, Nukeri Maluleke from the Pro-Malamulele The spokesperson Mr Nsobo Sambo, Task Team said: “I for Limpopo Govspokesperson for will only comment ernment, Mr Phuti Pro-Makhado Task about the issue after Seloba. Team. investigations.” By Elmon Tshikhudo

havoc when its brakes failed and it ploughed through traffic, hit another Last week was not a good week on truck laden with fencing material and the roads in Limpopo. A number of ended up colliding with a small sedan. accidents were reported throughout The accident happened at the Tshililo the province, with more than 20 lives intersection at Tshisahulu outside Thobeing lost in several horrific accihoyandou on Thursday. dents. For hours, the busy road was closed, The accidents have shocked many and and traffic had to be diverted while firetraffic officials are now wondering as to fighters cleared the road of the loads the what will happen as the festive season trucks were carrying, which were strewn approaches. Vhembe was not spared the all over. Within a short space of time, a carnage as accidents also happened in large group of locals and passing cars the region. had gathered at the scene. Luckily no In one of the accidents, a runaway one was killed in the accident, but two truck laden with bags of cement caused injured were taken to hospital. By Elmon Tshikhudo

Eyewitnesses said the brakes of the truck that was coming from the direction of Duthuni apparently failed and the driver tried to swerve, but could not do much to avoid the collision. "It happened so quickly and it was just like a scene from a horror movie. We are just happy that nobody was killed. The vehicles that were damaged can be replaced, but a life cannot be bought," said Mr Mashudu Mulaudzi, who saw it happen. The police have urged motorists and other road users to obey road rules and be more vigilant as the festive season approaches.

The runaway truck that caused havoc at the Tshililo intersection.

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Eskom to act against illegal connections he said. The local Sanco branch The electricity supplier, Esaccused Cllr Balibali of being a kom, acted against residents bad influence in the ward. “He who made themselves guilty is always causing confusion and of illegal electricity connecwhen we speak, he just thinks tions at Tshino village in that we are being against him the Vuwani area. The illegal for no reason,” said the chairconnections were cut off and person of the Nditwani Sanco the culprits each received a (Tshino section), Mr NtanR6 000 fine. It is alleged that ganedzeni Mutshinyali. “Eskom the local ward councillor was arrived here in big bakkies and one of the people who had the felled all poles carrying illegal electricity connection cut off. electricity connections. They The issue of illegal electricity even smashed the power masconnections was brought to ter boxes. The electricity was Limpopo Mirror’s attention by connected to Balibali’s house concerned residents and the and other houses belonging to local Sanco structure earlier individuals who always back last month. Sanco even accused him up.” Cllr Tshisamphiri Balibali of The Sanco branch members the Makhado Municipality’s also accused the ward counWard 4 of illegally connecting cillor of nepotism, favouritism electricity to his house as well and the abuse of power when as the houses of other residents. it came to hiring residents for The national spokesperson EPWP jobs and internship for Eskom, Mr Khulu Phasiopportunities in the ward. we, confirmed that the connections were illegal. He said that Eskom would issue a R6 000 fine to all the households who were involved in illegal connections. The meters at the houses with the illegal connections will also be deactivated. “Violators will not be issued with any new meter numbers when their area is legally connected, unless they have paid the R6 000 fine per household,” By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Cllr Balibali, however, denied all allegations and said that Mutshinyali had once reported him over an untrue incident of theft. “He said I stole his R200 or R400, which was stowed inside his bag that was placed near the community’s water pump,” he said. “I didn’t recruit or hire my wife for any work or internship. If Mutshinyali or other people have got a problem with me, they must write me an invitation letter to a meeting with ward committee members to see that any differences are resolved.” Balibali neither agreed nor disagreed that he had made any illegal electricity connections. “Mutshinyali must call us for a meeting,” he repeated. “He doesn’t want to attend comMr Nthuseni Mukwevho’s line was cut, and he lost munity meetings even when at least R3 600. we invite him. He’s an EFF member who is totally against development in the ward.”

Mr Sydney Mudziwa says he paid R1 300 for electricity which he never got, because he failed to pay the full R3 600.

Cllr Tshisamphiri Balibali says that all concerned parties or individuals must write him an invitation letter for a meeting, so that they may resolve what they see as problems affecting the area.


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Judgement in bail application soon Nephawe was arrested in the Western Cape. The bail application by five Legal representatives for accused in the Tshitavha the accused have already Sambandou and Folovhodadvanced their closing arguwe grave-robbery cases in ments for bail and the State, Vhembe is drawing to an represented by senior proseend and the accused could cutor Ms Mashudu Nekhumsoon know their fate. be, will give closing arguThe five appeared on ments; the court is expected Tuesday and their application to give a ruling after that. The was postponed to Thursshocking body-parts-fromday (yesterday). They have corpses sale came to light two been applying for bail at the months ago after a 17-yearold former girlfriend of one of the accused confided to members of the community that she and her boyfriend used to wake up at night to dig up graves for parts that were later sold to traditional healers. Police dug up five graves and the suspicions were confirmed when some of the body parts were found missing. In one of the graves, the head of the corpse was found missing while in some other graves bones were found to be missing. Adv Patrick Matodzi, who is representing Nephawe, said he was hopeful and confident that his client would be One of the graves that were allegedly violated by the accused who are granted bail. currently applying for bail. Grave violation

Makuya Periodical Court. for the past three weeks The five, among them two traditional healers, stand accused of violating graves and corpses in the two villages. Traditional healers Erick Kwinda (49) and Avhapfani Nemungadi (42), Daniel Nephawe (23), Colbert Nemasisi (29) and secondary school pupil Mathadzhila Munyai (20) were all arrested at different locations.

Symposium for LGBTI & Qs between Univen, the University of South Africa and the UniThe director of community versity of the Witwatersrand, engagement at the Univerand many traditional healers sity of Venda, Prof Vhonani and clerics around the Vhembe Netshandama, believes that region attended. traditional leaders and heal“We have conducted research ers, pastors and the commuat various universities and we nity can help the university in find out that students from curbing the discrimination of the LGBTI orientation are students against the lesbian, discriminated against by other gay, bisexual, transgender, in- students. It is the reason that tersex and queer (LGBTI+Q) we hope that, if we addressed community. communities, traditional She was one of the orgahealers, leaders and pastors, nizers of the second Univen it would help in spreading our LGBTI+Q symposium earlier message,” she added. this week. She was speaking on Prof Azwihangwisi MavhanMonday, during the first day du-Mudzusi of Health Studies of the workshop, which was at Unisa said the key to eradiheld at the research conference cating HIV/Aids on university centre. The aim of the event is campuses was to eradicate to curb discrimination against discrimination against people LGBTI students at various from different sexual orientauniversities. tions. The event was a joint effort “If LGBTI individuals' rights By Silas Nduvheni

are violated, they will continue to engage in sexually risky behaviours, which will make reaching a zero HIV/Aids infection rate an impossible mission. In the research, we find out LGBTI students' human rights are violated at the universities by both students themselves and staff at different levels,” said Mavhandu-Mudzusi. Dean Alunamutwe Rannditsheni stated that the church was divided into two groups, people who supported the LGBTI+Q community and those who condemned them. A former student at Univen, Ms Mmalethabo Sedibe, stated that discrimination was evident at Univen during her four years of study. “I never care what my fellow students said about me as lesbian, and I always responded by saying that I am a woman.”

Some traditional healers, various pastors and community members who attended the LGBTI symposium at Univen.

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Ramaphosa condemns tribalism in Limpopo By Mbulaheni Ridovhona

The tombstone for five of the accident victims.

Mass funeral for accident victims By Kaizer Nengovhela Mourners from around the province attended a mass funeral last Saturday for the five people who died in an accident two weeks ago, when their vehicle collided with an Enos bus.

School children, families and members of the community could not hold back their tears during the joint funeral of Mr Tshifhiwa Nengudza (40), Unarine Nengudza (17) and Orifha Nengudza (7) and their relatives, Ronewa Ramufhi (20) and Humbulani Ranenyeni

During the funeral are, from left to right, Cllr Florance Radzilani, MEC Makoma Makhurupetje and Makhado Mayor Shonisani Sinyosi.

(17) from Vuvha. The deceased were on the way home from Tswinga when the accident occurred. Along the way, their vehicle collided head-on with a bus. A family representative, Mr Salthiel Nengudza, told mourners that the families had accepted the loss although it was difficult to cope with. The families expressed the unbearable pain because of the unexpected deaths. “The cruelty of death has finally caught up with these young people,” said Nengudza. The MEC for Transport and Safety, Makoma Makhurupetje, who attended the funeral, urged motorists to drive cautiously to avoid more carnage on the road. She said the community members around the Limpopo area were deeply touched by the horror of the accident, especially as the victims were still young. The executive mayor of the Vhembe District, Cllr Florence Radzilani, said they had come to bury soldiers. “We sadly accept their deaths, but we console ourselves by the achievements they accomplished in their short lives. We do not dwell on the years lived, but we invest in the quality of life lived, no matter how short it was,” she said.

The deputy president of the ANC, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, has condemned the tribalism that is taking place in Limpopo. Ramaphosa was addressing thousands of ANC supporters at the Malamulele Stadium on Saturday. According to him, Limpopo is very rich in culture and diversity, therefore people should stop hating one another based on tribes. “It’s been long since Tsongas, Sothos and Vendas were staying together peacefully. We must do away with the demon of tribalism,” Ramaphosa added. He was referring to tribal tensions that are frequently taking place in Vuwani, where the Malamulele, Vuwani and Hlanganani areas have been merged to form one municipality, Lim 345. “The ANC and the government recognise this municipality and we will support it,” he said, and he received a huge round of applause from the crowd. According to Ramaphosa, many students are struggling with fees. “We will make sure that all students receive free and quality education at tertiary levels, because we want to build a better country,” Ramaphosa said. He added that South Africa was the only country in Africa that offered free ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa houses “and we want to make sure that every addresses members of the community at the household gets quality Malamulele Stadium.

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housing”. According to him, many people have lost faith in the ANC “because of corruption that is taking place in the organisation. As we are going to the conference, we want to come with policies that will restore the dignity of the ANC”. Ramaphosa said there was a need to transform the economy and take it to black people because lots of black people were living in poverty. “In an effort to transform our economy, we need to take the land and return it to the rightful owners,” Ramaphosa added. The Vhembe region is a stronghold of Ramaphosa, with 80 % of the branches nominating his name for the presidential candidate.


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Group working towards a litter free Nzhelele Valley Kovhekanani Prudence Farming and Project, employed 92 men and A group of men and women who women to assist with the cleaning started an environmental care process. They started as volunteers, project are proof that Vhembe’s but ended up receiving some money residents can work together, so for their hard work. that it can be declared a litter-free The project’s co-director, Mrs district. Prudence Mphephu-Nemamilwa, The project, which specialises in stated that it was high time that soil erosion control, land pollution people started to respect nature control and water pollution control, and the environment. “We started continues to keep the Nzhelele this project in 2011 as an idea to area clean. Nzhelele Valley Natural keep the area clean by maintaining Resources Management, through the environment in which people By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

found themselves living,” Prudence said. “God gave us springs and it’s for us to keep them clean through regular maintenance. Even though we cannot compromise the lack of water in some areas, we have some readily available water in our dams and rivers. That water can be useful, provided it is not polluted – take for example, for washing clothes and cars, and for our animals to quench thirst in the day.” Another of the project’s co-directors, Ms Mukovhe Mulaudzi, said that the Department of Environmental Affairs had adopted the project via their land-user incentives programme, for which they funded them in 2017. She stated that the removal of alien or invasive species was very important, because the species consumed a lot of the underground water. “They also cause an encroachment that leads to no-grazing areas for our animals and eventually may lead to having dry rivers and streams,” she said.

Some litter that the project has collected will be recycled.

Workers from Nzhelele Valley Natural Resources Management started out as volunteers, whose chief aim was to keep Vhembe clean.

“Please be on lookout for stolen laptop” A worker, Mr Rudzani Ramutsheli, cuts the sickle bush.

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like to advise fellow musicians to turn their music careers into a professional venture by working with renowned managers who know their job well. More importantly, I would like to thank my fans who have been supporting me throughout my career for the past seven years. Everyone in Lesotho will know that there is talent and potential in Limpopo.”

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There is no doubt that local Afro-Pop star Malondolo is raising the South African flag high during her tour to Lesotho, which started on Wednesday this week. She will perform at various venues in Maseru and her tour will end on Sunday, when she flies back home. She gladly said about her tour before she flew to Lesotho on Tuesday: “I’m very proud that my musical brand is continuously being recognized outside the borders of South Africa. I have always dreamt of performing in Maseru, and I’m now happy that my dream has been realized. I will be promoting my culture, heritage and language while, at the same time, feeding the hungry souls with my sweet and tested music. The rehearsals with my band were so hectic and we will perform as if there is no tomorrow.” The multiple-award-winning diva says she is thankful to her new manager, Freedom Boikanyo of E kasi Enterprise. “Since I started working under his management, my musical career has been turned into a professional full-time Local Afro-Pop star Malondolo is at present touring Lesojob that needs me on tho. a daily basis. I would

Tshikhwani finally gets electricity By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Residents of Tshikhwani village in the Sinthumule area expressed their joy and happiness when the first holes for electricity pole were dug last week. In this section of Tshikhwani, residents hve been without electricity for the past 12 years. At some stage, solar systems were installed as a temporary measure to provide power for lights and TV or radio systems. One of the exultant residents, Ms Vusani Nevhulamba, said that she was looking forward to the day when the electricity would be activated. “Most of us use gas stoves and wood for anything from preparing food and boiling water to

keeping our houses warm,” she The project provided shortsaid. term employment to at least 27 Makhado Municipality’s Cllr people from the ward. Mavhimbi Mashamba (Ward 23) said that he was pleased with the kind of services that the municipality was delivering to his ward. “The municipality kept their promise,” he said. “The project was started on 23 October and it will end One of the workers, Ms Makhadzi Sivhaga, in June next said the project had brought relief to her life. year.”

In the picture are (from left to right) Vhamusanda Vho Mbulaheni Ramabulana, Cllr Mavhimbi Mashamba, Ms Vusani Nevhulamba and Ms Pertunia Mudzunga.

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Presenter of MLFM buried and became his supervisors, but he never became jealous, A well-known radio news pre- and still he encouraged us to senter of Munghana Lonene work very hard.” FM, Mr Bejani David MashShe added that he had aba, known as Papa Ntsong, touched many lives and played was laid to rest at Gumbani a huge role in nation building in the Malamulele area on through the radio news. “He Saturday. He died a fortnight transferred his knowledge and ago after a long illness. skills to us, because we got The senior news producer employed while we were still of Tikoaxietleli, the current very young.” affairs news programme of the Mr Maurice Mashaba, station, Ms Edith Tsundzukani younger brother of Mashaba, Nkuna, said that Mashaba was said that his brother was the an independent worker and pillar of the family and was alcommitted to his work. “He was ways available to help. “He did loved by everyone. He was the not accept failure and when we one who trained us how to do came across various challenges, our work and we got promoted he would give us advice on how to plan the way forward.” Hosi Magezi Thomas Baloyi of GumBy Silas Nduvheni

Some of the members of staff of Munghana Lonene FM carry the coffin of the late Bejani Mashaba.

bani Village said that Mashaba had contributed a lot to the village. He was part of the civic association that assisted in the electrification and water supply in the community.

The late Bajani Mashaba.

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The eight-year-old Vhuthu Neluhuni from Tshifhire Primary School at Ha-Maelula in Nzhelele won the provincial foundation for learning campaign in the letter sounding competition that took place at Bolivia lodge in Polokwane a fortnight ago. The competition started at cluster level, then proceeded to circuit level, the Zoutpansberg area and then to the district level, from where two learners from each district progressed to the provincial level. Sixteen Grade 3 pupils competed for the prize. Mrs Faith Ndouvhada Sewela, principal of Tshifhire Primary School, believes that the award will encourage her colleagues to work even harder. She also indicated that everything was possible through hard work. Vhuthu won a trophy, a certificate, a smart phone, a medal and story books. Photo supplied.


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Tshifhiwa Mukwevho A 26-year-old talented poet, Talifhani “Bornwise” Khumari, has just been nominated in the “best song writer” category of the Afri-dzonga Music Awards. Just earning a nomination for the prestigious award, he said, cemented his position as a praise poet who also writes his own poems. “I am that kind of a poet who know that even a single word can carry a meaning that can cover over six pages,” he said. “In poetry, we find refuge – solace, laughter, love, mirth and joy. Some people would say poetry is a complicated genre or art form, and now I beg to differ in that I am able to communicate with ease using this medium of expression.” This poet previously made news-

paper headlines and dominated radio stations' hit lists after releasing his début poetry album some five years ago. He followed with his second album, entitled Vhutshilo. The album boasts poems such as Ndi khou dzhena, Sialala, U sa pfa khaladzi, Pfarelo mubebi, Afrika Tshipembe and Muswa Vuwa. “I recite poems against musical sounds,” he said. “I therefore also ask the support from anyone who finds quality and messages of life in my poems to vote for me.” To vote for Bornwise, SMS “Awards, best song writer Bornwise” to 34858. The award-giving ceremony will be held on 27 November at Thohoyandou Town Hall. The awards' pre-party will be held at Zwigodini at Niani.

By Maanda Bele Producer, songwriter, rapper and singer Thendo Ratshekani, better known as Stevy J, has finally released his mixtape. The 18-year-old artist from Siloam in Nzhelele said that the release was close to his heart as it was all about his journey in life and the struggles he had encountered while growing up. "The mixtape narrates the story of my life; every song in here talks about things that I have come across." His mixtape is entitled "For you" and consists of 14 songs. It includes his hit single, Mom, which he dedicated to his mother. "My mom has always been my biggest fan, even though at first she didn't understand why I love music." According to him, his music thing

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started as a joke. “I remember singing along to Eminem's songs; the next thing I had turned my mother's garage into a studio," he laughed. He said the support and motivation he received from his siblings made it easy for him to balance school work and his music projects, “My brother Rodney always tell me to put my studies first and music should just be a hobby,” he added. Stevy is also working on a project called Gera beats, where he produces beats and gives them to upcoming rappers to work on. “My aim is to promote upcoming artists by giving them an opportu-

nity to showcase their talent.” Besides being a musician, Thendo is also a Grade 11 pupil at Nngweni Secondary School. People interested in his work can find him on Facebook at Thendo Stevy J Ratshekani.

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Finals of traditional dance competition The Makhuvha Stadium was filled to capacity when the finals of the Phalaphala FM and Radzambo Cultural Foundation traditional dance competition took place last Saturday. The final event was attended by King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Prince Mangosuthu Buthuledzi, Dr Mathole Motshekga, mayors and many traditional leaders from around Vhembe. The station manager of Phalaphala FM, Mr Freddy Sadiki, said that the station was working in close collaboration with the Radzambo Cultural Foundation. He added that the station and Radzambo had been established to provide an opportunity for different communities to exercise their culture. “The main purpose is to form partnerships with other departments and different communities, he said. He said that he was very happy with the support that they got from Phalaphala FM listeners. The sponsor, Chief Livhuwani Matsila from the Radzambo Cultural Foundation, said that the foundation shared the same sentiment and wanted to be part of any traditional project in Africa. “Scientists consider Africa as the cradle of humans and therefore, no matter if you are white or black or any other colour, you are human, and your roots go back to Africa,” he said. He emphasised that tradition made people what they were. “If we lose our tradition and also lose our identity, we have to consequently remind ourselves where we are coming from. Because that is the basic that determines where we are going. If this doesn’t happen, we can consider ourselves lost.” Mr Cyril Ramaphosa said the

government was serious about restoring culture and indigenous knowledge. He commended Chief Livhuwani Matsila for the initiative of reviving culture through traditional dances. Ramaphosa added that there was a need to teach young children about the value of culture and the importance of restoring it. “Culture and tradition are the foundation on which the prosperity for each nation starts. A nation that does not respect its culture is doomed and does not have any direction.” He appealed to the youth to respect elderly people and stated that Africans must be proud of themselves, their culture and traditions. He stressed the fact that immorality is the enemy of traditional leaders since people have moved away from good morals. King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana said that people must start practicing “our culture of being proud, so that our children will grow up knowing their identity”. He outlined that, in a democratic country such as South Africa, no culture was inferior to another, that all cultures were equal. Mphephu criticised parents who are not teaching their children their own vernacular. The winners in the different categories are: Xibelani - Sungulani Magaza; Khutauza - Nyanyuka Mangulani; Muchongolo - Hlanganani Mangaza; Xigubu - Bungeni Xigubu; Malende - Divhoneli Sialala; Makgakgasi – Madodonga; Tshigombela – Vhurivhuri; Kiba – Madadzhi; Visa – Mulima Likhade; Tshifasi Nyavhumba Vhadakaila. All the winning groups went home with R8 000 and the winner of Tshikona, Mukula, received R15 000.

Makhadzi’s new album a must-listen Tshanda vhuya, which suggests that there are people – be it music The local queen of Afro-wedding promoters or producers – who want songs, Makhadzi, recently reMakhadzi to join them in their leased her latest album, Shumela companies. However, the young Venda. singer – through the idiom of the Shumela Venda is a popular adults – asks to know why they slogan that only means people must were not around all night when she uplift Venda with their good works. was alone. She sings that the sun If you are a musician, carpenter, has risen, so she needs no 'man' to builder, doctor or lawyer, do it all come to her with sweet stories. for the betterment and upliftment Makhadzi's manager and of Venda. promoter, Rita Dee of Rita Dee EnMakhadzi's album boasts 13 tertainment, said: “We worked with tracks and three bonus songs. this young and talented woman There are standout songs which and witnessed her talent growing include Ri vhuya lotsha, U voter, Dj to the state where we receieved wa vho rine, Shumela Venda, Corol- countless bookings for live shows. la and Khokhonono I ya vhulaha. In all the shows, she would prove “Like with all my previous to both fans and the host that they albums, my team and I had given it didn't invite the wrong person for our all to ensure quality sound and the entertainment. We ask people lyrics,” she said. “We want people to to continue to buy original music enjoy this album during the festive and do away with feeding lazy indiseason and beyond!” viduals who pirate our hard-earned However, there is one song, work.” Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Chief Livhuwani Matsila (left) and Phalaphala FM station manager Mr Freddy Sadiki (right) present the cheque to the winner.

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Ramaphosa retreats to the Venda Kingdom to honour his culture and traditions By Elmon Tshikhudo

The Saturday of the 4th of November 2017 was a very special day, a historic day for the Venda Kingdom and local communities who were honored when they welcomed the Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa as their special guest. This happened as many dignitaries flocked to Dzanani Mphephu Royal Kraal where they paid homage and respect to King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana. One of the Dignitaries was none other than the well respected and revered senior traditional leader from Kwazulu-Natal, Prince Mangosotho Buthelezi, who is also the president of the Inkatha Freedom Party. Both the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Prince Mangosotho

Buthelezi were guests of honor invited by Chief Livhuwani Matsila who is the key organizer of the Phalaphala FM and Radzambo Cultural Foundation tradition competitions for 2017. These competitions involve traditional dancing groups from diverse cultures and tribes in the Vhembe region such as Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Sepedi and Bolobedu speaking communities. The competitions are a trademark for promoting social cohesion and nation building amongst various tribes in the Limpopo Province. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were MEC’s, mayors, NEC member Dr Mathole Motshekga and MEC Seaparo Sekoati who represented the Premier. Continues on next page


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Continues from previous page Ramaphosa received blessings from traditional leaders in Venda, led by King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana, who gave Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a shield and spear as a symbol of appreciation for his leadership role and sterling contribution to the development of the South African nation. Another royal and the Inkatha Freedom Party’s president, Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi also gave him the thumbs-up and told him not to forget the institution of traditional leadership when

he led the country, as it was the main role player in governance. He also received an undisclosed gift from Buthelezi. After the courtesy visit, the King led the Deputy President and Prince Mangosotho Buthelezi to Makhuvha Stadium where the traditional dancing competition finals were already underway. Upon arrival Makhuvha Stadium, the Deputy President was warmly received by a thunderous applause and cheers from the crowd who had already filled the stadium beyond capacity. Continues on next page


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Continues from previous page It became very obvious the Cyril Ramaphosas campaign has overwhelming support back in his land of birth and origin as demonstrated by the excitement of the local people. Upon their arrival at Makhuvha stadium, Cyril Ramaphosa and Prince Mongosotho Buthelezi were joined by Lotteries Commission

boss, Prof Alfred Nevhutanda. Ramaphosa told a joyful crowd that he felt at home as he was back to his roots in the land where his umbilical cord was buried. The king’s entourage included chiefs and Vho-Thovhele. Of late, the Deputy President’s campaign seems to be paying off, with many branches nominating him for the presidency. His weekend venture in Limpopo was also a major boost and

a show of force. The host, Chief Livhuwani Matsila expressed great appreciation to the Deputy President and Prince Mangosotho Buthelezi for gracing the occasion with their magnanimous presence which motivated the local community to preserve and promote their culture and heritage through cultural activities such as traditional dancing and related activities. Continues on next page


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Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who had travelled all the way from Kwazulu-Natal to attend the occasion. Unlike others who speak of “I am ready to lead”, Ramaphosa told the packed stadium that as the ANC conference approached, those who would have the chance to participate should make the right choices when it came to leadership. “Elect leaders who will take this nation forward, leaders who are capable and with skills to take the country to greater heights. The whole country is watching this conference closely; they want to see change and we should emerge as one organisation. Those involved in looting, stealing and corruption should be side-lined for the good of the country,” he said. Addressing his subjects, King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana said he was happy that there were still people who

were making sure that culture did not fade. He said a nation without culture was lost and did not know where it was heading to and that they were happy that one of the chief organisers, Chief Livhuwani Matsila, was a chief from among their ranks. He pledged his full support to the initiative, saying it would unite all residents of Limpopo. “To the sponsor, Prof Alfred Nevhutanda of National Lotteries Commission, this initiative is growing each year and we are about to own the whole concept as traditional leaders, but we will request that you increase the budget to make the event even better. We are also making an appeal that culture be a subject that is taught at schools and parents have an equally important role to play in the enculturation of the young ones,” said the King. Continues on next page


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Continues from previous page. He further indicated that he is impressed and inspired by the humility shown by a leader of Ramaposas stature who has never failed to respect his Kingdom. “We are encouraged and confident that with leaders of Ramaphosas calibre at the helm of our government, our country will be destined for greener pastures. “As traditional leaders, we respect all elected leaders of any political party irrespective of their ethnicity or tribal identity. We are extremely happy that this man humbled himself. He came to this area, asked for blessings from religious leaders, which he got, and visited me, asking for support. We will give him all the support as a leader and more specifically because he is from this part of the country.

“We are giving him this spear and shield in recognition of his wonderful achievements as one of the distinguished leaders of the ANC and our entire society. It is as if he is going to war, but a noble and just one, and the shield and spear will help,” said King Mphephu. Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi commended the organisers of the cultural dances as there was immeasurable value in coming together for the event. “As a long-serving traditional leader, I am cognisant of the responsibility that rests on the shoulders of Amakhosi and Izinduna to preserve and promote our cultural heritage, so that we might bequeath a rich inheritance to the next generation. “It is because the institution of traditional leadership is the repository of our cultural heritage that I have fought for so

many years for full recognition of the institution.” He added that while the Constitution of a democratic South Africa recognised traditional leadership, “we have yet to see a single piece of legislation define the role, powers and functions of traditional leaders in the governance of our country. That, to me, is the unfinished business of our democracy,” he said. Buthelezi further indicated that he had raised the issue with former Presidents Mandela, Mbeki, and Motlanthe, and presently with Zuma, and that as long as he was still alive, he would advocate that the government deal justly with traditional leaders. He urged Mr Ramaphosa to remember traditional leaders “as he ascends the presidency and for a legislation pertaining to traditional leadership”.

He ended by commending Chief Livhuwani Matsila of the Radzambo Cultural Foundation, Phalaphala FM’s station manager, Mr Freddy Sadiki, and the Lotteries Commission’s Prof Alfred Nevhutanda for the great event. As a gesture of good will, Buthelezi handed over to the King a cow hide from a naturalised cow from Kwazulu-Natal, while others also gave unspecified gifts. The king in turn handed

over gift of a traditional Venda shirt and bag. Professor Alfred Nevhutanda of the Lotteries Commission said they would continue supporting initiatives that would see the community empowered. Phalaphala FM station manager Mr Freddy Sadiki said they had held the event on a yearly basis since 2004 and that they would continue hosting the event for the preservation of culture in Limpopo. Chief Livhuwani Matsila, a champion

of social cohesion and non-tribalism, said he was humbled by the turn of events. “This is the best event we have hosted, and we are happy that the response was humbling, with the king and Lotteries Commission boss in the party; what else can one ask for?” he said. All were winners in the competition as groups in different categories went home with prizes ranging from R2 000 to R15 000.


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“We must do good to each other” By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

"There is no greater pain than that of burying young lives after they have contributed in their own deaths." Those were the words of junior archbishop Mathews Mashele during the opening of the church's new branch at Midoroni village in the Kutama area on Sunday. As the junior archbishop of the New Light Star Apostolic Church headquarters at Maelula, Mashele said that youths should refrain from using substances such as nyaope and alcohol, because they were not good One of the best learners, Eulanda Ramugondo, is congratulated by her principal, Mr to their lives. Tsumbedzo Ratshilumela, after the ceremony. "We want to encourage the youth to respect their lives and the lives of others," he said. "In this age, we need more churches in our communities than taverns and

With the final examinations around the corner, the Mutshundudi Circuit is encouraging the Grade 3, 6, 9 and 12 pupils with awards as a way of preparing for the examinations. The circuit manager of the Mutshundudi circuit, Ms Homani Muhanganei, said everything was ready at the circuit in preparation for the coming examination. “We want to put our circuit on the map, especially when the matric results are released early next year. Our average target is to get many bachelors at the end of the year and see that our Grade12 learners are among the best 50 in the province,” said Muhanganei. She was speaking last Wednesday during the Mutshundudi Circuit’s third term awards, where the best achieving learners received certificates and trophies.In our photograph are Ms Muhanganei (four from right), some of the organisers and the excelling learners.

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shebeens," he said. He added that alcohol abuse among the youth contributed to the high rate of crimes in the district. “But if youths knew Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, they would respect lives.” The new branch's leader, Insp Phineas Mahafha, said that he was all ready to continue to teach the word of love, peace, harmony, faith and perseverance to the congregation. “We call upon all Midoroni residents and people from outside this village to come and have the word of life,” he said. “As human beings, the need to do good to and for one another Junior archbishop Mathews Mashele (right) welcomes must propel us Insp Phineas Mahafha as the local leader of the New every day.” Light Star Apostolic Church in Midoroni village.

Members of the New Light Star Apostolic Church in Vhembe district gathered at Midoroni village for the opening of the local branch of the church.

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Youth embark on multi-award-winning farming co-operative By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho A youth-led crop-farming primary co-operative continues to benefit youths and winning national awards in the farming agro-processing field. The Tshikhwani-based Vhumatshelo Crop-farming Primary Co-operative, which was established in 2012 but struggled to actually kickstart products and produce, due to a lack of funding or capital, finally made it in the farming industry in 2014. The project manager, Mr Lutendo Ramuhala, said that the initial funding from the

Department of Trade and Industry had enabled them to fence the farm and to drill and outfit a borehole. “We also had some seed and planted them,” he said. “We had our first crop of sugar beans, butternuts and sweet peppers.” They also produced cauliflower and broccoli. Ramuhala added that the co-operative's products were viable in the market since they would have pre-orders from clients who also purchased produce at guaranteed pre-negotiated prices. The co-operative had also received financial assistance from the Department of Social

Development, the Makhado Municipality and the National Youth Development Agency. “We utilised the funds responsibly to boost the project's produce,” Ramuhala said. “We went on to win several awards, which also proved that we were doing good work in our area.” So far, Vhumatshelo Crop-farming Primary Co-operative has been a runner-up and finalist in the Eskom Business Investment Competition in two different years. “We received recognition in agriculture and agro-processing,” he said. “This year, I represented the co-operative in

China, where I received trainsaid: “We had witnessed this What we like most about this ing with the Fujian Foreign co-operative's genesis and co-operative is that it offers Trade and Economic Cooperaassisted them in debushing and internships and employment to tion Office as part of the Youth funding the storage shelter. local youths.” Business Initiation for Developing Countries' programme.” Local traditional leader Vhamusanda Vho-Mbulaheni Ramabulana praised Vhumatshelo Crop-farming Primary Co-operative for good leadership. “We gave them land and we are happy to see that the co-operative is bearing good fruits,” he said. “We open the doors to our office for them in case they need further help or assistance.” Busy at work: Workers were photographed while spraying insecticide Ward 23's Cllr in the butternut field at Vhumatshelo Crop-farming Primary Co-operMavhimbi Mashamba ative in Tshikhwani village.

The project manager, Mr Lutendo Ramuhala, is seen here in the farm's enclosed garden.

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“This is a very big day to me. I am happy and sad at the same time. I am happy because I have run my race with dignity and it is now time to rest while playing with my grandchildren. I’m sad as I will miss Musina Municipality, because it was my second home.” These were the words of Mr Frans Baloyi (65), who served the Musina Municipality with distinction for the past 11 years, during his retirement farewell that was held at the municipal offices last Tuesday. Baloyi, who was a driver attached for the corporate services department, was described by fellow employees as hard worker, team

member and a disciplined elder who lived by example. Because of his above-average driving skills, Baloyi once served as a driver for the former Musina mayor, Ms Caroline Mahasela. The general manager of community services, Mr Richard Morolana, said young employees should learn from Baloyi that it was possible to serve with loyalty and dedication. “Ever since he joined the municipality, we have never summoned him before any disciplinary hearing. He was one of the most trustworthy staff members we could rely on. Our hearts are grieving because he is leaving us, but we are happy that he has served the municipality with pride and dedication.”

“We wish him good health and a happy retirement.” A colleague, Mr Marcus Ndou, said Baloyi was a fatherly figure who was quick to advise young people on anything. “As a budding driver, he taught me how to take good care of municipal vehicles and how to confront other work-related challenges. Although we will miss him, we will continue to build on the foundation he left for us here at work.” Baloyi thanked the municipality for giving him the opportunity to realize his potential. “It was really an enjoyable stay, but the time to say goodbye has arrived. When I look back, I feel proud because I can see my contributions towards the development of the municipality.”

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The general manager of community services, Mr Richard Morolana (right), hands over a token of appreciation to Mr Frans Baloyi (65) upon his retirement last week.


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House for struggling family newly built five-roomed house to the value of R250 000 by Ms Mavis Mankhwe (56) of their businessman neighbour, Mukula village is a single un- Ndivhuwo Robert Mashau. employed mother, who stays With tears of joy running down with her four children and her face, Mavis could only five grandchildren. say: “Ngoho zwe Ndivhuwo a Her husband, Freddy, died nnyitela ndi nga si zwi hangwe many years ago and since then, vhutshiloni hanga hothe (I will life has been a vicious struggle. never forget what Ndivhuwo One of her two mud rondavels has done for me for the rest of was destroyed during the 2000 my life). I’m also happy that floods and the family had to the well-wishers who attended stay in one hut for four years. the handing over of the house With the little money she contributed money to buy a made from piece jobs, she built new bed for me. Zwa u edela a two-roomed house from kha thovho zwino yo no tou vha home-made mud bricks for divhazwakale. (The days for the family, but it was falling sleeping on a grass mat are now apart because she could not buy part of history.” expensive building material. Mashau said the building of Nonetheless, the family of the house was part of the social nine continued to live in their responsibility of his company, dilapidated house, because Marshal Nights. “We specialthey could not afford anything ize in security services and better. managing resorts, but we feel Last week, Mankhwe and her that it is very important for us nine family members were the to plough back into the local happiest people on earth when communities. they were presented with a Hence, we decided to build Welfare

this family a modern house. We will continue to sponsor annual events like the Mukula Day, a fun walk for the elders and the Marshal Resort Soccer tournament.” He says it was very painful to see Mavis and her family living in abject poverty when he passed by their gate every day. “These people are just 50 metres from my house and every day, my conscience told me that I should do something about their situation. I am happy that I have put smiles on their faces and everything is now history.” Mbilwana Primary School in Sibasa held a farewell function for their Grade 7s last week. The mayor of Thulamela, Cllr In the photograph, the principal of the school, Mr Nkhanerdzeni Dzaga (left), and ThoAvhashoni Tshifhango, comvhele Gole Mphaphuli (right) look on while the pupils display their certificates for good mended Mashau for aiding the achievement. Photo: Silas Nduvheni. municipality in reducing the housing backlog. “Mashau has set a very good trend and we encourage other businesspeople to follow in his footsteps. As a ued to follow him into the bush the High Court, as the upper developmental municipality, we Crime and found him busy raping the guardian of all children, was need assistance from various A 29-year-old rapist, Ronald child. duty-bound to uphold chilstakeholders, including busiMulibana Sambo,was senThey grabbed him and called dren’s rights as contained in the nesspeople, to deliver efficient tenced to life imprisonment for back-up from members of Constitution. services to our people.” when he appeared for senthe community, who then held The victim’s mother told the tencing in the Thohoyandou him until the police arrived at court that she had noted changHigh Court last Thursday. the scene. es in the child’s behaviour, He raped a five-year-old girl During the trial, Sambo following the incident. after luring her away under the pleaded guilty to the charge of Acting judge Mannda pretence of going to get her rape. Madima accepted the state’s some sweets at a local spaza The state prosecutor, Adv submissions that there were no shop at Xikundu village in the Zwodangani Mabodi, subsubstantial and compelling facSaselamane area on 13 October mitted to the court that the tors justifying a lesser sentence 2016. accused had been caught in the than life imprisonment. He sneaked off with the miact. The state argued further The regional spokesperson nor, but three suspicious males that the victim had sustained for the National Prosecution followed him. He was seen very serious injuries to her gen- Authority, Ms Mashudu Malacrossing the road with the child itals, as reflected in the medical bi-Dzhangi, said that the prosto the bush. report. ecution authority welcomed the However, the three continIt was further submitted that sentence.

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MESSINA TOYOTA Ms Mavis Mankhwe (56) of Mukula photographed at the front door of her new house with the donor, Mr Ndivhuwo Robert Mashau of Marshal Nights (left) and Thulamela Mayor Cllr Avhashoni Tshifhango (right).

Farisani Foundation to help the youth By Kaizer Nengovhela The Tshenuwani Farisani Foundation was launched at Tshikombani Stadium a fortnight ago with the aim to develop young people scholastically. According to Farisani, the foundation focuses on education, economics, farming, agriculture and technology and information. Poor learners from the remote rural villages area will now be able to further their studies without financial stumbling blocks as the foundation will start awarding bursaries to indigent learners. The bursaries will cater for primary school pupils and high school learners, and they will also be extended to university students, when the funds are available. “We felt there was a need to start a fund that will assist indigent learners to further their education. This community is feeling the heavy

burden of poverty, unemployment and illiteracy. Apart from assisting the rural villages, the foundation will also extend its services to the whole of the Vhembe area as soon as we raise enough funds,” he added. He added that they wanted to encourage the youth to study further. “Education is the only key for prosperity and we need to strive hard to educate our nation.” According to him, in education “we will be developing governance, classroom practice and the provision of resources”. In farming and agriculture, the foundation will organise seminars, provide support for community-based activities, do mentorship programmes and will also provide a special focus on women and the youth, he added.

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Tshivenda dictionaries for local schools Unofficial water connection Education The Tshivenda National Lexicography Unit of the University of Venda (Univen), working together with the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB), has distributed single-language and bilingual Tshivenda/English dictionaries to more than 150 schools in South Africa and Zimbabwe. This was revealed by the executive director and editor-in-chief

of the Univen Tshivenda National Lexicography Unit, Dr Shumani Tshikota. Tshikota was handing over a single-language Tshivenda Dictionary (Thalusamaipfi ya Luamboluthihi ya Tshivenda) and a bilingual Tshivenda/English Dictionary to the mayor of Musina, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope, at the municipal offices in Musina last Tuesday. He said it was befitting to hand over the dictionaries to the political head of Musina before

The mayor of the Musina local municipality, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope, receives copies of Tshivenda dictionaries from the executive director and editor-in-chief of the Univen Tshivenda National Lexicography Unit, Dr Shumani Tshikota.

distributing them to selected schools around the municipality. “We respect the local leadership, because they are representatives of our government. It is always in the good interest of protocol to introduce yourself to the local leadership before engaging with people on the ground.” He said that by distributing indigenous books and dictionaries, they were simply applying the mandate of the parliamentary and the provincial legislature of preserving and promoting indigenous languages. “The loss of languages, along with their unique arts and cosmologies, may have consequences that won’t be understood until it is too late to reverse them. So, it is important for all of us to preserve these languages when we still have time.” When receiving the dictionaries, Muhlope commended the good work by the Univen Tshivenda National Lexicography Unit and PanSALB in preserving the Tshivenda indigenous language. “Indigenous languages showcase the beauty and importance of cultural diversity. As a responsible municipality, we will work with all institutions to make sure that our indigenous languages are always preserved. Language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules; it is a flash of the human spirit. It’s a vehicle by which the soul of a culture comes through to the material world.” Mr Ntshavheni Simutha Ndou, principal of Vhembe High School in Zimbabwe, had travelled all the way to the Musina municipal offices to receive boxes of dictionaries and Tshivenda books. He also thanked the Univen Tshivenda National Lexicography Unit and PanSALB for coming to his school’s rescue. Other schools that received dictionaries in Musina include Makushu Primary, Musina and Eric Louw High School.

Musina’s vision and mission under scrutiny Governance The vision, mission and values of Musina Municipality are still relevant in advancing the objective of becoming a city soon. This

Ward committee member Johannes Nare expresses his view during the IDP meeting at Madimbo.

was confirmed by representatives of stakeholders from all 12 wards during the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Representative Forum meetings last Wednesday. The first meeting was held at Madimbo and another one at the Nancefield municipal offices. Communities in all wards were earlier given opportunities to scrutinize the vision, mission and values of the municipality and during these meetings they gave back positive reports. Municipal spokesperson Wilson Dzebu said that the municipality was satisfied with the level of community participation on issues that affected them. He said it was important for the municipality to go all out and meet the people and its stakeholders rather than to wait for the reports to be brought to the municipal offices. “Engaging with people personally is one of the best ways to build relationships. The fact that community members and stakeholders come to our meetings in large numbers clearly reflects that they are ready to work with us to deliver efficient

services.” Dzebu says the new approach to local government must be developmental and should aim to overcome the poor planning of the past. “Meetings like these give communities the chance to participate in identifying their most important needs. The IDP process encourages all stakeholders who reside and conduct business in Musina to participate in the preparation and implementation of the development plan. This type of engagement with the communities helps us to plan future developments because it involves the entire municipality and its citizens in finding the best solutions to achieve good long-term development.” A ward committee member, Johannes Nare, is one of the people who attended the IDP meeting at Madimbo. “We are very pleased that the municipality engages us in everything that affects the community. We are always part of the planning process and this makes us feel that we are one family with the municipal leadership.”

Some of the representatives of the stakeholders who attended the IDP meeting at Madimbo Community Hall.

causes chaos at Tshino By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Makhado Municipality’s Ward 4, Mr Tshisamphiri Balibali, said that they were seriously following the case and that they would liaise with the headman’s office to set up a community meeting. “We are in the process of meeting with the ward committee and the headman’s council,” he said. “We will surely resolve this matter urgently. We are a united ward and we want to continue to ensure our unity, peace and harmony.” The headman’s office was not available for comment at the time of our going to press. The spokesperson for Vhembe District Municipality, Mr Matodzi Ralushai, said that the process where residents contributed monies into one pocket and installed water pipes or taps was not formal. “Any municipal official who aids residents in these types of illegal connection is also acting unlawfully,” he said. “Residents should be encouraged or advised to contact us if they needed water in their area. Look, now they are fighting among themselves after unofficial water connections,” he said.

The life of a resident of Tshino ha Nesengani’s Mukondeleli section, Mr Douglas Nekhavhambe, was put in danger when some residents arrived carrying weapons to uproot a communal water tap that he had installed outside his home. Although the event happened on 14 September, Nekhavhambe believes his life is still in danger as the local headman’s office and the ward councillor apparently failed to call a community meeting to calm the situation. “They knew about the furious residents who, being led by a local police officer in his private capacity, arrived and threatened to assault me,” he said. “They uprooted the tap and took it with them.” The incident followed after residents contributed some R100 per household for a TLB to prepare trenches for the pipeline, which was eventually connected from the Vuwani main water pipeline. The pipes came from the Vhembe District Municipality’s local satellite office, and residents made a connection from the main pipeline and continued to spread it through the whole section to households who had contributed R100. All communal tap users were urged to make use of a padlock and lock their taps to prevent anyone who had contributed from using the taps. “There were some households who failed to contribute the R100, due to a lack of money,” Nekhavhambe said. “But then I felt for them, because some are unemployed. So in our street line, we agreed that we would not lock the tap, so every household could have free access Mr Douglas Nekhavhambe was accused of to the tap.” opening a water tap for residents who failed The councillor for to contribute monies.

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, said that South Africa would save about R6 billion in the next few years, when a new ARV drug is launched in 2018. He was the speaker during a recent health day of the De Beers group in Musina and Alldays. De Beers has made a commitment to assist in the government’s health programme to fight communicable diseases such as HIV and TB with more than one million rand. The meeting also discussed the partnership between the Health Department and the private sector about the government’s strategic plan for HIV, TB and sexually transmitted diseases. Motsoaledi also visited the Musina Hospital. The hospital is overcrowded with local patients as well as foreign nationals. De Beers’ head of health, Dr Tshepo Sedibe, says the private sector needed to come on board to support the government’s health programme. In our photo, Dr Motsoaledi, the CEO of Musina Hospital, Dr N Luduku, and MEC for Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba are in a serious discussion at the overcrowded Musina Hospital.


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Clean-up campaign in Thohoyandou By Mbulaheni Ridovhona The University of Venda, Amplifying Community Voices Students Association, Community Shakers, Salvation, Simunye, Sunrise and The Bridge, Thulamela Municipality and members of the community recently participated in a clean-up campaign at the university and public places in the town. The main purpose of the campaign was to inform local communities on sustainable benefits of taking care of the environment. Addressing the audience at Thohoyandou Town Hall, the mayor of Thulamela, Cllr Avhashoni Tshifhango, thanked the people for showing a huge sense of civic

responsibility. He said that human beings depended on the environment and its natural resources for survival. People should start keeping the environment clean for their own benefit, he added. “Let us keep our surroundings clean and manage waste correctly,” Tshifhango said. He added that the campaign might provide community health benefits such as the elimination of breeding sites for mosquitoes. He mentioned that research indicated that keeping a neighbourhood clean could reduce crime, fear and feelings of helplessness in communities. “Research also indicates that there are many positive links between a clean environment and how we feel about

ourselves. If you have a clean area, you also feel good about yourself,” Tshifhango added. He concluded by advising the people that creating treasure from trash and turning waste into wealth was very important, because it could help to combat serious environmental problems such as global warming. Ms Avhafuni Mukwevho from Ha-Makhuvha, a member of the Tshikofokofo Adopt a River project, advised other community members to join cleaning campaigns without expecting any financial benefits. She stated that as they cleaned the surrounding communities, it was also part of fighting diseases such as malaria and other diseases caused by dirty environments.

Liverpool silence the Brooms By Kaizer Nengovhela

Brooms scored their second goal. Maanda “Power” Gumbu scored with a bicycle kick, following a scramble within the box. The second half saw Brooms create numerous scoring chances, with the opponents’ keeper pulling off brilliant saves. Mpho Khantshi of Liverpool was

cautioned with a card for a late tackle on Musa Makhubele in the 74th minute. Realizing that victory was almost certain, Liverpool started to relax on the ball as part of their delaying tactics. Mulalo Mamphweli of Brooms missed a sure goal in the 78th minute.

The players of Zamenkomste Liverpool played their hearts out to silence Makhitha Up the Brooms 3-2 in the semi-final match of Mamuyeli tournament at Muraleni on Sunday. Liverpool were superior from the start and Nditsheni “Balo” Musekwa was instrumental in their victory. The cool-headed Baldwin Sinugo put Liverpool ahead after five minutes. He scored after a scramble for the ball. Liverpool did not stop fighting and put their opponents under pressure in all departments. It came as no surprise when Nndwakhulu Mukhumeni scored easily in the 12th minute. Brooms’ Ronald Mudau was all over the opponents' defence, but failed to break the solid defence of Liverpool. Musekwa was on target for the third goal. Brooms scored their first goal in the 38th minute. Lesley Mulaudzi was on target after forcing his way through the defence. The halftime score was 3-1 in favour of Liverpool. Thuso Mudau of Brooms (left) and Raymond Sinugo wrestle Early in the second half, for possession of the ball.

Madridtas to face Tshakhuma FC By Frank Mavhungu Tshifudi Stadium will be a good place for soccer lovers to be tomorrow afternoon. That Community members and university staff and students came in large numbers to particiis where the much-awaited ABC Motsepe pate in the cleaning campaign. League match between Madridtas FC and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) will take place. The game will keep the spectators on the edge of their seats for many good reasons. Apart from put up a good partnership from 10 overs). Vimal Shah (1/28 in the fact that sparks always fly in local derbies, Cricket where an attack in the middle 9 overs) and Hamid Dukanwaboth Madridtas and TTM have reason not to Louis Trichardt’s first cricket order could be launched. This la (0/19 in 6 overs) were very leave anything to chance in their preparations side suffered another defeat was very effectively done by economical. for the match. on Sunday when Phoenix beat Imran Badar (44) and Franco AJ Fourie (23) and Louis van Madridtas must win the match to keep them by 54 runs in a Premier Oberholzer (55), with Ettienne Jaarsveld (11) combined well their title hopes alive. They are in the seventh League clash. Wahl adding a useful 25 runs at to get Louis Trichardt’s innings position on the log with 13 points, 7 behind the Phoenix batted first in the the end. started, but the first three wickpace setters, Ndengeza FC. On the other hand, 50-over clash and put up a very Louis Trichardt’s most ets fell fairly quickly. Nimesh TTM must collect the maximum points in the decent total of 279/5. Their successful bowlers were FC Watekar (65) and Christo Gerber match to strengthen their chances of escaping opening pair, Gideon Swanepoel Phillipson (2/19 in 2 overs) and (25) gave the home side some the relegation axe at the end of the season. The (78) and Mauritz Perold (39), Ettienne van Heerden (2/71 in hope. Nimesh was in destructive Tshakhuma side are currently languishing at the mode, hitting bottom of the log. They are still to win a league seven fours and match in six outings. two sixes. Once The Madridtas’ combination of Lutendo these two depart- “Viera” Mulaudzi, Ernot Dzaga and Gift Nemued, wickets fell in tandani is expected to give TTM’s defenders no quick succession. time to rest. Madridtas are still fresh from a 3-2 At the end, Ettivictory over Mikhado at the Rabali Stadium last enne van Heerden Saturday. (20) and FC PhilMighty FC will undertake a journey to Boyne lipson (22) added Young Tigers at the Boyne Stadium. Joe Maweja some spark, but will be lucky if they manage to hold The DolMadridtas right back Enort Dzaga. they could not phins to a draw when hold out until they meet in Bochum. the end. The last Molemole Academy wicket fell in the will host Ditlou FC 43rd over with at the Polokwane Louis Trichardt Rugby Stadium, and still 54 runs short Polokwane United will of a victory. entertain Magezi FC at Phoenix’s most the Old Peter Mokaba successful bowlers Stadium. were Andre de The Mopani derby Beer (3/21 in 5 between Giyani overs) and Imran Hotspurs and NdengeBadar (3/35 in za FC will be staged at 8 overs). Franco the Giyani Stadium. Oberholzer (2/31 Ndengeza are the only in 6 overs) and side who are still to Aubrey van Relose a league match so enen (2/30 in 7.1 far. Baroka FC will play overs) also played against Great North their part. FC at the Seshego This coming Stadium. Sunday, Louis Mikhado FC will Trichardt’s side travel to Polokwane, will travel to the where they will lock Local champion Tsiko “Cruel Junior” Mulovhedzi (left) lost his IBF Duivelskloof oval horns with the Polokwelterweight title when Lazslo Toth of Hungary beat him over 12 to play against wane Academy at the rounds in a Limpopo Champions Boxing tournament clash at the Nkowan­kowa. Polokwane Rugby Ngoako Ramatlhodi Sports Complex in Seshego a fortnight ago. Madridtas centre back Lutendo “Viera” Mulaudzi. Stadium.

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First ABC Motsepe victory for Joe

Madridtas FC on top in Vhembe derby match By Frank Mavhungu Although they signed several experienced players last week, Mikhado FC continued to donate points to the other Vhembe-based side, Madridtas FC, in their ABC Motsepe League match at the Rabali Stadium on Saturday. Madridtas won the match 3-2. Mikhado acquired the services of the former Bafana Bafana striker, Lerato Chabangu, former Black Leopards midfielder Christopher “Matari” Netshidzivhe and the former Dynamos keeper, Amon Phophi, in a bid to beef-up their ailing squad. Pfunzo “Shavy” scored a brace for Madridtas, while the third one came via Rudzani “Dzoba” Thobo. Tsha­ khuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) were pushed deeper into the relegation quagmire by Great North FC, who beat them 2-0 at the Tshifulanani Madridtas’ twogoal hero, Pfunzo Stadium. Freddy “Shavy” TshikotNkoana shi.

By Frank Mavhungu

scored the visitors’ opening goal in the 24th minute. George Kgare was on target later in the game. TTM are now languishing at the bottom of the log. They have accumulated only one point from six matches. Baroka FC deposited full points into their league account, following their 1-0 victory over Giyani Hotspurs at the Ngoana Mahube Stadium in Polokwane. Ndengeza FC consolidated their position at the top of the table by beating Polokwane United 2-1 at the Giyani Stadium on Saturday. Ben Ngobeni and Eric Mabasa scored for Ndengeza FC, while Polokwane’s solitary goal came via Norman Seopela towards the end of the game. The Dolphins FC continued to pave their way up when they beat Magezi FC 1-0 at the TT Cholo Stadium. Joe Maweja moved a step up on the log after beating Boyne Young Tigers 2-1 at the Tshifudi Stadium on Sunday. Maweja were leading 2-0 at half time. Lesiba Thaba scored the opening goal for Maweja and Takalani Mashila scored the second towards the end of the first half. Chris Malepe scored the visitors’ solitary goal in the dying minutes of the game. Ditlou FC brutally walloped Polokwane Academy 5-2 at the Jane Furse Stadium in Sekhukhune.

Joe Maweja have reason to celebrate as they registered their first victory by beating Boyne Young Tigers 2-1 in their ABC Motsepe League match at the Tshifudi Stadium on Sunday. Maweja did not press the panic button, although Tigers were by far the better side when it came to the possession of ball in the first 15

minutes. Young Tigers failed to make use of their dominance in the opening minutes of the game and Maweja gained momentum with time. Maweja opened their account in the 24th minute. They were awarded a corner kick that was taken by Rotshidzwa Nyadzane. Lesiba Thaba headed home after a scramble within the box. The visitors lost shape in the

middle of the park after Maweja’s goal. Maweja could have scored at least two more goals at that stage, but their strikers panicked at the goal finish. Tigers’ central defender, Pholosho Mamabolo, was lucky not to see red in the 27th minute. He tackled Lufuno Tshidada from behind and the Ngovhela-based referee, Mr Olani Kwinda, gave him a mere verbal warning. The home side increased the margin before the referee blew the half-time whistle. Takalani Mashila blasted in a rocket from inside the box. The keeper of Young Tigers, Evans Malatjie, watched helplessly as the ball hit the back of the net. Tigers were the first to effect change to their starting 11. They replaced Edwin Maake with Solomon Kgare in the opening minutes of the last half. The replacement proved to be a clever move on the part of the technical staff as Young Tigers were dictating terms in all departments throughout the last half. The Tigers’ solitary goal came in the 84th minute. Chris Malepe caught the keeper of Maweja, Eugene Mbedzi, off guard with a half volley. The game turned lukewarm after the Tigers’ only goal.

Maweja’s goal scorers, Takalani Mashila (left) and Lesiba Thaba.

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Thakhani Mashao of Maweja (right) and David Bopape of Tigers chase the ball.

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NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS In estate of the late Maphoto Matlhodi Nicodimus of id no 570607 5513 082 who ordinarly resided Musina Matswale Village ext 3, who died on the 23rd day of July 2017 Musina Hospital. Estate No: 1591/2017. All persons having claims against the above mentioned estate must lodge them with the executor within 30 days from the date of publication hereof. Advocate T.C Munyai Style Centre, First Floor, Office no: 09, GRR Mathivha Surgery Complex/ Office no: 2, Adjacent Shoprite Sibasa. Tel: 0732491795/ 076 609 2083 REF: Atcm/ mmnae/07/2017

MALULEKE B ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO INSPECT ACCOUNT LYING FOR INSPECTION In terms of section 35(5) of act 66 of 1965, notice is hereby given that the copies of the liquidation and distribution (first and final, unless otherwise stated) in the estate specified below will be open for inspection for all persons interested therein for a period of 21 days from the date of publication hereto at the offices of the master and the magistrate stated. Should no objection thereto be lodged with the master concerned during the specified period, the executors will proceed to make payment in accordance with the account. Registration number of estate 1725/2017. Name: MISINDHU FRANK Surname: MAHU-

MANE. Identity number: 5102055593080. Last Address: Xihosani Village Limpopo province. Masters Office: Thohoyandou, High Court Building, Thohoyandou. Executor: MALULEKE B ATTORNEY’S. 7 TAMBOTIE STREET SIBASA WHITE AREA NEXT TO MASALA STORES P.O. BOX 2919 SIBASA 0970. TEL: 015 963 1476, 083 361 0896/079 288 9392. DIRECT FAX: 086 556 4060. Email: bmaluleke26@ gmail.com

NEFALE M.I ATTORNEYS

NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS SECTION 29 In the Estate of late MUTSHAI TSHIEMBE EDWARD (ID NO: 500305 5580 087) who was married in community of property to NTSIENI MASINDI MUTSHAI (ID NO: 580906 0250 080), who died on the 28 OCTOBER 2017, Master’s reference number: 2426/2017. CREDITORS AND DEBTORS are hereby called upon to submit their claims and to pay their debts within 30 days as from the date of this advertisement. DATED AT MUTALE ON THIS THE 02ND DAY OF NOVEMBER 2017. NEFALE M.I ATTORNEYS. Executrix Attorneys. Office NO: 01 & 02 NEFALE COMPLEX TSHILAMBA-OPPOSITE MUTALE POST OFFICE. P.O. BOX 35 MUTALE, 0956. TEL/FAX (015) 967 0102. FAX TO EMAIL: 086 5427 344. EMAIL: nefaleattorneys5@webmail.co.za Ref: NEF/EST/M07

na i kwameaho ngauri, NGAVHI INVESTMENTS (PTY LTD) ndi tshiimiswa tsho itaho khumbelo ya vhubindudzi ha zwivhaswa, Tsho rumela khumbelo ya license ya u rengisa zwivhaswa, nomboro ya khumbelo ndi F2017/11/02/0002. ERF 1215, Shayandima, Thohoyandou. Tshipikwa tsha khumbelo ndi u itela uri tshiimiswa tsho itaho khumbelo tshi wane license ya vhubindudzi ha zwivhaswa uya nga vhudodombedzwa ho itiwaho kha khumbelo. Arali vha tshi toda u vhona bammbiri dza vhudombedzwa ha khumbelo , vha nga kwama muofisiri wa zwivhaswa kha lutingo lu tevhelaho (015) 230 3600 kana Fax kana email Gibson. Tshisikwawe@energy. gov.za. Mbilaelo dzothe malugana na khumbelo yo itiwa ya license ya vhubindudzi ha zwivhaswa, dzi fenela u rumeliwa kha muofisiri wa zwivhaswa kha maduvha a sa fhiri a fumbili a u shuma ubva kha duvha la ndivhadzo. Mbilaelo dzothe dzi nga rumelwa kha adirese dzi tevhelaho, Ya tshifhato The Controller of Petroleum Products Department of Energy 18A Ladros Mare Street Ya Poso The Controller of petroleum Products Department of Energy Private Bag x 9712 Polokwane, 0700

SV PHURAVHATHU ATTORNEYS

Notice to creditors in the deceased estate All persons having claims against the under mentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within (30)

thirty days (or as indicated from date of publication hereof). Estate number: 2352/2017, Master’s Office: Thohoyandou, Surname: Phosiwa, Names: Tshifhulu Gabriel, Date of Birth: 25/02/1956, Identity no: 560225 5827 089, Last address: Stand no: 1326, Dzanani Makhado, Makhado District, Date of death: 2017/09/06. Name and address of Executor or Authorised agent: SV Phuravhathu Attorneys, 113 President Street, PSV Building, Louis Trichardt, Ref: PSV/ EST.024. Period allowed for lodgement of claims is within (30) thirty days from date of publication. SV Phuravhathu Attorneys. PO Box 3127, Elim Hospital, 0960, Tel: 015 516 5192, Fax: 015 516 3690/086 602 2781

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE Estate Late MBOYI NDITSHENI STEPHENS, I.D NO: 570208 5897 086 of House No. 233, Block-F, Thohoyandou, Limpopo province who died on the 24/10/2017 and was married in community of property to MBOYI TSHIFHIWA VIOLET, I.D NO: 580627 1000 080. Estate number: 2440/2017. Master’s office: Thohoyandou. Persons having claims against this estate are called to lodge their claims within 30 days from date of publication. SIGNED AT THOHOYANDOU ON THIS THE 06TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2017. TSHIDZUMBA MAKONDE ATTORNEYS. BOX 240, VHULAUDZI 0926. REF: REDRESS/ TMA/EST.10/2017

NEGOTA

ATTORNEYS INC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE All persons having claims against the under mentioned Estate must lodge their claims with the Executor concerned within 30 days from date of publication hereof. Estate No: 2031/2017, Master’s Office: THOHOYANDOU, Surname: MUROVHI, First names: NTSUNDENI RALSON, Date of Birth: 05-06-1946, ID: 4606055378087, Last Address: Tshisaulu Shayandima Stand No: 55. Date of Death: 2017-08-20. NEGOTA ATTORNEYS INC. OFFICE NO: 4 & 5 MULOVHEDZI BUILDING 597 P.WEST MPHEPHU DRIVE THOHOYANDOU. FAX: 015 962 5521 CELL: 064 906 5521

NGAVHI INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD Ndivhadzo malugana na khumbelo ya license uya nga mulayo wa zwishumiswa zwa zwivhaswa Act 1977 (Act No 120 ya 1977) Ndivhadzo iyi i kho itelwa mirado i re na dzangalelo

VACANCY We are looking for a

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

for Elim Mall. This has to be a very skilled and hard working individual. His main function will be to monitor and maintain the water systems at the mall.This includes several boreholes, several pressure pumps and several water treatment facilities. Minimum skills: • Plumbing qualification. • Matric. • Any background in maintenance will be a benefit. • Must be able to speak GOOD english. Salary from R5000 to R10 000 per month depending on qualifications and experience. Email cv to cv@twincity.co.za

DEADLINES FOR ADVERTS: Colour adverts: Mondays 16:00 • Classifieds and display adverts: Tuesdays 15:00

THULAMELA MUNICIPALITY INVITATION TO BID (RE-ADVERT)

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

Thulamela Municipality is inviting capable service providers for design and electrification of the following electrical projects (turnkey projects) BID NO

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATED UNITS

CIDB GRADING

EVALUATION CRITERIA

R 572.00 NONREFUND R 572.00 ABLE CASH DEPOSIT FOR THE TENDER DOCUMENTS

02/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Dopeni Mapango Phase 2 village

70

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

03/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Mahematshema village

194

4 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

04/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Makononi village

61

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

05/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Muraga village

70

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

06/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Makhuvha tshilivho village

270

5 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

07/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Matsika village

80

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

08/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Tshivhilwi village

70

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

09/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Lwamondo Makambe village

85

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

10/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Makonde Lufulalunwe phase 2 village

200

4 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

11/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Mutoti electrification village

100

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

12/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Budeli village

200

4 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

13/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Tshidimbini phase 2 village

5

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

14/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Mvelaphanda village

48

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

15/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Mavhunda village

135

3 EP or higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

16/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Itsani, siyawoadza and Tshivhuyuni village

78

3EP OR Higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

17/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Malavuwe Electrification village

50

3EP OR Higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

18/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Tshilungwi village

60

3EP OR Higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

19/ 2017/ 2018/ A

Design and Electrification of Tshikhudini village

70

3EP OR Higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 572.00

Tender documents are obtainable from Procurement Office, Office No. 02 Thulamela Municipality Main Offices, during the following times: 0800 to 15:30 (Monday to Friday) as from 14 November 2017. A compulsory briefing meeting with representatives of the employer will take place at Thulamela Municipality council chamber on the 20 November 2017 at 11:00. Interested Contractors will be expected to submit the Bid documents with the following compulsory requirements. • Tax Clearance Compliance Status Letter or Tax Clearance Compliance Number. • Company registration documents (e.g. CK). • Proof of registration with CIDB. • Companies’ and/or Directors’ proof of payment for the Municipal accounts (rates & taxes) in their area of jurisdiction.( Not older than Three(3) months) and not in arrears for more than 90 days. • List of similar successfully executed projects with clients contact details and contract values. • Proof of Indemnity Insurance. (Electrical Engineering Consulting Firm) • Proof of Registration with ECSA

Points for functionality

TARGETED GOALS:

WEIGHT

Similar Experience of the Construction Company

30

Plant and Equipment

10

Electrical Engineers Qualification and proof of ECSA registration

15

Similar Experience of Electrification projects of Consulting Electrical Engineering Company

30

Financial References of the Construction Company

15

Tenderers should note the following: Functionality will be scored out of 100% and the minimum threshold to qualify is 60%. Tenderers who fail to meet the minimum threshold will not be considered for further evaluation. Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile and CSD report (NB: Please note that the Municipality will only do business with service providers who have registered on the CSD) NB: Service providers must submit their Certified BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS) or a registered auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the corporation and BEE Rating certificate 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 preferential points system and functionality. 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, 28 November 2017 at 11h00. All Bids received will be opened in public in the Municipality’s Board Room, Civic Centre, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned, completed by pencil, sent by telegraph, facsimile , electronically (Fax), or E- mail and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified.

MALULEKE HE MUNICIPAL MANAGER Thulamela Municipality Civic Centre Old Agriven Building Thohoyandou 0950

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The University of Venda is offering the following short course under the Univen Centre for Continuing Education (UCCE), a unit of Univen Income Generation Centre.

CERTIFICATE IN GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Kindly take note that there are vacancies available for 50 (FIFTY) unskilled general farm workers on the abovementioned citrus and vegetable farm. (Job description : preparing and cleaning the fields and assist with harvesting products) Minimum wages are paid.

OBJECTIVES: To equip participants with knowledge and practical skills to apply Geographical Information System (GIS) technology to solving spatial problems, to familiarize students with ArcGIS 10.4.1, the market leading GIS software package by ESRI.

Kindly contact: JOHAN NEL Telephone number: 015 004 0018 and/or or e mail CV to: nelboerdery@lantic.net

PACKAGE: Learning materials, tea, coffee and full lunch.

Contact Pieter, George, or Yolanda at 015 516 4996 to book your place.

PRESENTATION: One block session of 20 participants. One week of lectures and practical's. INTAKE DATES: 4 - 8 December, 2017. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: R6500 per participant, Univen student R5500 which includes tea, coffee, full lunch and learning materials. Participants are required to pay a deposit of R4000, which can be paid at Univen's Finance Department or deposited at ABSA Bank, Account number: 1 000 000 589, Branch: ABSA Louis Trichardt, Reference number: 03057231 GIS. Confirm booking one week before commencement of lectures to ensure a place for the intake of the course. The balance is payable before or on the first day of the course.

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TARGET GROUPS: Town planners, geologists, hydrologists, surveyors, educators, researchers, undergraduate and post-graduate students, companies, local government authorities, regulatory authorities, farmers, health practitioners, NGOs, environmental consultants, etc.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. K Zongho Cell: 072 612 3244, email: zogokom@yahoo.fr, Ms. K Mathivha Cell: 076 208 1516, email: khathu.mathivha@univen.ac.za, Tel: (015) 962 8594.

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

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

THULAMELA MUNICIPALITY INVITATION TO BID

Thulamela Municipality invites qualified and experienced service providers for provision of the following service:

Thulamela Municipality invites qualified and experienced service providers for provision of the following service:

BID NO

BID NO

DESCRIPTION

CIDB GRAD- BID ING PRICE

COMPULSORY BRIEFING

Contact Person

EVALUATION CRITERIA

BID . 46/ 2017/ 2018

Maintenance Of Street Lights From Sasol Garage To Thohoyandou K And Unit D

3 EP or higher

20 November 2017 at 12h00

Mr Phaswana K (015 962 7676)

Venue: Council chamber

or Ms Mudau P (015 962 7543)

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

DESCRIPTION

BID . 45/ Supply And 2017/ Installation Of 2018 Backup Generator At Sibasa Traffic And Thohoyandou Information Centre

CIDB GRADING

BID PRICE

COMPULSORY BRIEFING

Contact Person

EVALUATION CRITERIA

3 ME or 3 EP or higher

R572.00

20 November 2017 at 10h00 Venue: Council chamber

Mr Phaswana K ( 015 962 7676) or Ms Mudau P (015 962 7543)

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

Bid documents will be available as from the 14 November 2017 between 08h00 and 15h30 at office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou Interested service providers will be expected to submit the prices with the following compulsory requirements: • Tax Clearance Compliance Status Letter or Tax Clearance Compliance Number. • Company registration documents (e.g. CK) • Proof of registration with CIDB • Companies’ and/or Directors’ proof of payment for the Municipal accounts (rates & taxes) in their area of jurisdiction.( Not older than Three(3) months) and not in arrears for more than 90 days. • List of similar successfully executed projects with clients contact details and contract values. Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile and CSD report. (NB: Please note that the Municipality will only do business with service providers who have registered on the CSD) NB: Service providers must submit their BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS) or a registered auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the corporation and BEE Rating certificate 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. The minimum threshold for functionality is 60% bidders who score less than 60% will not be considered for further evaluation.

Points for functionality

TARGETED GOALS:

WEIGHT

Similar Experience

40

Financial References

30

Tenderer and Representatives Experience

30

Sub Total: Functionality

100

MALULEKE HE MUNICIPAL MANAGER Thulamela Municipality Civic Centre Old Agriven Building Thohoyandou 0950

Bid documents will be available as from the 14 November 2017 between 08h00 and 15h30 at office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou Interested service providers will be expected to submit the prices with the following compulsory requirements: • Tax Clearance Compliance Status Letter or Tax Clearance Compliance Number. • Company registration documents (e.g. CK) • Proof of registration with CIDB • Companies’ and/or Directors’ proof of payment for the Municipal accounts (rates & taxes) in their area of jurisdiction.( Not older than Three(3) months) and not in arrears for more than 90 days. • List of similar successfully executed projects with clients contact details and contract values. Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile and CSD report. (NB: Please note that the Municipality will only do business with service providers who have registered on the CSD) NB: Service providers must submit their BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS) or a registered auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the corporation and BEE Rating certificate 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. The minimum threshold for functionality is 60% bidders who score less than 60% will not be considered for further evaluation.

Points for functionality

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, 28th November 2017. 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 Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned, completed by pencil, sent by telegraph, facsimile , electronically (Fax), or E- mail and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified.

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R572.00

TARGETED GOALS:

WEIGHT

Similar Experience

40

Financial References

30

Tenderer and Representatives Experience

30

Sub Total: Functionality

100

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, 28th November 2017. 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 Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned, completed by pencil, sent by telegraph, facsimile , electronically (Fax), or E- mail and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified.

MALULEKE HE MUNICIPAL MANAGER Thulamela Municipality Civic Centre Old Agriven Building Thohoyandou 0950

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Brothers on top By Kaizer Nengovhela

Hector Mudau of Brothers is in control of the ball after beating Khathutshelo Ramuedzisi.

Alleged cop killer in court By Isabel Venter

The man accused of fatally stabbing a policeman from the Makhado SAPS briefly appeared in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Fhumulani Simali (30) is accused of attacking and fatally stabbing detective W/O Nthambeleni Andrew Mudau (59) on 22 October at a residence in Louis Trichardt. Investigations into what exactly happened that fateful day are still ongoing. According to the police’s provincial spokesperson, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe, Mudau was murdered by a suspect who was sought for a variety of charges, which include assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm and theft out of a motor vehicle. On Tuesday, Simali’s case was transferred from the district to the regional court. He was not asked to bring a bail application and will remain in custody until his next court appearance on 1 December.

Fhumulani Simali (30).

Muraleni United Brothers outclassed Makhitha Yellow Birds in their Mamuyeli Tournament match played at the Muraleni grounds on Sunday. Brothers won 2-1. The score is not a true reflection of the game, as Brothers were dictating terms in all departments throughout the game. Aces used their height advantage fruitfully by playing high balls from behind. On the other hand, the home side were let down by their midfielder Itani Dzahabuli, whose passes were too short to reach their destination. Brothers squandered an obvious chance in the seventh minute when Mashango Baloyi received a loose ball within the box and shot wide. Ndivhuwo Makhokha scored Brothers' first goal when he finished off a square pass from Vulani Baloyi. He complete his brace shortly thereafter, when he scored with marvellous shot to make the half-time score 2-0. Brothers left Dykie Baloyi in the dressing room and brought up Khaodani Makhbele in his place. Birds missed two clear chances early in the second half. Chungu Sithelele was the culprit in both instances. France Lethole added more life to the fading midfield for Birds with his dribbling skills. Khathutshelo Ramuedzisi of Birds caught the opponents' keeper off guard and blasted in a half Innocent Ralubuvhi of Brothers is in possession of the ball, while Khathutshelo Ramuedzisi (behind) is ready to pounce on it. volley from inside the box late in the match.

MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920

District Municipality Vhembe District Municipality invites applications from suitably qualified individualsto fill the following positions: Department: Development Planning

TENDER NOTICES

General Manager: Development Planning (Re-advertisement) (5-year fixed-term employment contract, subject to the signing of a performance agreement) Remuneration package: R835 477-R1 096 262 per annum (as per Upper Limit of Total Remuneration Package Payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to the Municipal Manager, Government Notice 381 of 2016), subject to the signing of an employment contract, performance agreement and financial disclosure form for benefits and financial interests

Requirements: • A Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science/Architecture or Bachelor’s degree in Town and Regional Planning or Development Studies, or equivalent • 5 years’ experience at Middle Management level • Proven successful project developmental/town and regional planning experience. Added advantages: • A Project Management certificate or diploma • Registration as a Professional Planner in accordance with the Planning Professions Act, 2002 (Act No 36 of 2002) • A certificate in Municipal Finance Management (MFM) or Certificate Programme in Municipal Development (CPMD) in line with minimum Regulation on Competency Level of 2007. Successful candidates not in possession of such, will be given a chance to obtain this certificate within 18 months of the date of appointment. Knowledge: • Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation • Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management • Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No 5 2000) • Knowledge of geographical information systems • Knowledge of spatial, town and development planning • Knowledge of Local Economic Development and the Geographical Information System. Key performance areas: • Manage Geographical Information systems, Local Economic Development, Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, Integrated Development Planning and Public Transport Planning and Regulation • Develop, coordinate and manage the operations of the Planning and Development Department, Integrated Development Planning and Local Economic Development • Develop methodologies and approaches to guide specific urban design investigations and research processes • Manage developmental project management processes associated with scoping, resourcing, implementation, monitoring and communication • Manage IDP implementation and review process, advise the Municipal Manager on planning and development matters • Manage the departmental budget according to SDBIP. NB: Applications should be forwarded on the Council’s prescribed employment application form for Senior Managers obtainable on the website (www.vhembe.gov.za).

Office of the Municipal Manager

Manager: Internal Audit

All interested service providers are hereby invited to submit written quotations and deliver them to Makhado Municipality’s tender box. QUOTATION NO

Response and Recovery Coordinator (Re-advertisement) Salary scale: R417 501.29 per annum (Level 4)

Requirements: • A Grade 12 plus National Diploma or certificate in Disaster Risk Management from a recognised tertiary institution • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in disaster risk management • A valid Code EB driver’s licence • Planning, organising, communication and report-writing skills • Computer literacy. Key performance areas: • Ensure effective and appropriate disaster response and recovery • Disseminate early warnings • Focus on relief measures • Deal with rehabilitation and reconstruction processes • Activate and mobilise plans • Develop contingency and operation plans • Ensure community preparedness • Ensure community participation and participation of volunteers in Disaster Risk Management. NB: Applications must be submitted on the signed VDM HR application form, obtainable on the website (www.vhembe.gov.za).

Senior Divisional Officer: Fire Safety

All applications must be submitted on the above specified forms. Forward your applications, accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified qualifications, copy of ID and driver’s licence, to: The Municipal Manager, Vhembe District Municipality, Private Bag X5006, Thohoyandou 0950 or hand deliver to the Registry Office, Vhembe District Municipality, Old Parliament Building, Government Complex next to Khoroni Hotel. Applications not on the prescribed form will not be considered. Enquiries: Recruitment Officer, SF Khosa or HR Manager, TK Mphaphuli at (015) 960-2042/2097 NB: • All shortlisted candidates will go through security vetting, reference checks and competency assessments • Faxed and e-mailed applications will be not accepted • Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered • Fraudulent qualifications or documentation will immediately disqualify an applicant • Vhembe District Municipality reserves the right not to fill the advertised vacancies. Please note: If no response is received from Vhembe District Municipality within 90 days of the closing date, the application must be regarded as unsuccessful. Closing date: 1 December 2017 at 16h30. MR Rambado – Municipal Manager Human Communications 138444

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CLOSING DATE

Request for Quotation for the Supply, delivery and Install parks tables and benches at Makhado Municipal Parks

A compulsory briefing meeting will be held on 14 November 2017 at 09:00 at Makhado Municipal Parks, Cnr Kock and Rissik street

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK02/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and Repair bridges guard rails

A compulsory briefing meeting will be held as follows: Date: 13 November 2017 Time: 14:30 at industrial street bridge next fire fly

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK03/2017

Request for Quotation for the Appointment of a Professional Auctioneer: Makhado Extension 2 Township

MAK04/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply, Labour and Material for Construction of two room extension for 33m2

A compulsory briefing meeting will be held on 13 November 2017 at 12:00 at Makhado Municipality Workshop

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK05/2017

Request for Quotation for the Drilling of One (01) Ground water Borehole at Makhado Testing Ground

A compulsory briefing meeting will be held on 14 November 2017 at 11:00 at Makhado Testing Ground

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MAK06/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of G1 Aggregates

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK07/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Crusher dust

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK08/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Clean 6.7 Aggregates

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK09/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Clean 9.5 Aggregates

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK10/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of 1224 Threading Machine

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK11/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and Erected of steel palisade fence and pre cast wall at Dzanani Regional Office

MAK12/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Conti suits and women overalls for EPWP project workers

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK13/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Safety shoes, Cricket hats, Reflector jackets and Rain coats

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK14/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of New 1.8M tractor lawnmower(Slasher) machine: Dzanani Parks and Recreation

17 November 2017 at 12:00

MAK15/2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Road signs

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Salary scale: R368 825.47 per annum (Level 5)

Requirements: • A Grade 12 • A diploma in Fire Technology or any other equivalent Fire Science-related qualification • Computer literacy • BAC, Code EC driver’s licence with PDP • Experience in advanced fire prevention and fire investigation • 5 years’ relevant experience • Sound knowledge of all applicable legislation. Key performance areas: • Manage the Fire Safety division • Enforce Municipal Emergency Services by-laws • Control flammable substances and other dangerous goods • Review fire protection plans • Conduct fire risk inspections in the VDM jurisdictional area • Conduct regular audit of development in the area and advise accordingly • Perform public information and community relations activities. NB: Applications must be submitted on the signed VDM HR application form, obtainable on the website (www.vhembe.gov.za).

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Requirements: • National Diploma/degree in Internal Auditing or equivalent • Registered with the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa (IIASA) • A minimum of 5 years’ internal auditing experience • Extensive knowledge of risk assessment, internal controls, internal audit procedures, general accepted accounting practices, financial systems, MFMA and Treasury Regulations, as well as NCA, FICA, the King III Reports on Corporate Governance, the standards of the South Africa institute of internal auditors and techniques to detect and prevent fraud • A proven track record of successful performance at management level • Strong leadership, communication and project management skills • Presentation skills • Analytical thinking and evaluation skills. Key performance areas: • Direct, organise and lead the internal audit team conducting internal audits in terms of the requirements of the MFMA, the Board Audit Committee and Senior Management • Develop audit strategies and risk-based internal audit plans in line with the groups vision, mission and strategic objectives • Facilitate risk assessment in all business units in the group • Develop, maintain and review internal audit charters • Evaluate the adequacy and efficiency of all internal controls and operating processes on a continuous basis • Guide special investigations into irregular activities • Compile and manage the departmental budget. NB: Applications must be submitted on the signed VDM HR application form, obtainable on the website (www.vhembe.gov.za).

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Please Note: 1. Specifications of the quotations and MBD 6.1 and MBD 4 can be downloaded from the municipal website www.makhado.gov.za or a hard copy can be obtained from Supply Chain Management office B043, Civic Centre, No.83 Krogh Street, Makhado Municipality. 2.

For more information, enquiries must be directed to Ms TP Ntsieni or Mr M Ramabulana at 015 519 3179/3129 during office hours.

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Docs available: 13 November 2017 Complete bid documents, sealed in an envelope marked with the abovementioned 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), whereafter the bids will be opened in public. The following documents are required and will 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 • Proof that the bidder’s municipal business account or any of the director’s municipal account is not in arrears (NB: Municipal clearance not older than three months) or letter from traditional authority indicating that they are not paying rates and taxes • Certified B-BBEE Verification Certificate Late bid, telegraphic, e-mails 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 before submission. No bids will be accepted from person in the service of the State. Administrative enquiries can be directed to the Manager: Supply Chain Management, Ms NP Sigida at tel. (015) 960-2075. Mr M.R. Rambado - Municipal Manager Vhembe District Municipality, Private Bag X5006, Thohoyandou 0950 Human Communications 138362

Zwavhudi Animal Feeds donated school uniforms to the pupils of Ganyane Primary School in Tshakhuma on Friday. Photographed with the pupils are (from left to right) Mr Edward Mabadzhe (Zwavhudi Animal Feeds), Mrs Takalani Rapfumbedzani (Zwavhudi Animal Feeds) and Mrs Irene Mahada (Zwavhudi Animal Feeds). The school principal, Mr Tshifhiwa Siaga (seated) welcomed the donation and thanked the donor on behalf of the pupils. Picture supplied.

Former magistrate expected back in court By Isabel Venter Former regional magistrate Ronnie Rambau is expected to tell all when he will take the stand in his corruption trial in the Messina Magistrate’s Court. Rambau, who stands accused of accepting a bribe to influence a court case, will call his witnesses to the stand this coming Tuesday, 14 November. During an earlier court appearance in August this year, Rambau had indicated that he still wanted to call two more witnesses to testify on his behalf. One of his witnesses, however, could not be called

because of bad health. This witness has The trap was set within the Musina since passed away. area, with the aim of catching corrupt Despite this, Rambau gave a resoofficials who sabotaged the course of lution to the court during a follow-up justice by pre-determining the sentence appearance in October that all his other of vehicle theft cases by means of a plea witnesses will be ready to testify on the agreement. The three accused allegedly date set down for November. also received bribe money in murder Rambau, together with his co-acand rape cases. cused, ex-prosecutor prosecutor Estene Willemse and attorney Tivoneleni Edmond Lubisi, faces charges of corruption and conspiracy to commit corruption. They were arrested during a police trap in February Published by Zoutnet CC, trading as Limpopo Mirror of Shop no. 5 Madar Centre, next to the Post Office, Thohoyandou. Typographically 2010. prepared by the proprietors and printed by D Brits, 1 Jeppe

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Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorised person, sealed in an envelop clearly marked Tender number and description. Must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, No 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to cancel or accept the whole or any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Bids which are late, incomplete, Unsigned or Submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified:

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We are paying all our players” - TTM the players before signing them, because they had only bought the The brand manager of TshakhuNFD franchise three weeks before ma Tsha Madzivhandila FC the activities for the new season (TTM), Mr Nicholas Madzuhe, began. dismissed reports by certain meHe stated once again that it had dia houses that his club had failed only been discovered after several to pay the players’ salaries as “a weeks that some of the players they bunch of lies meant to destabilize had signed would not feature in the the club”. plans of the team’s technical staff. According to the reports, TTM According to him, the technical allegedly failed to meet certain staff were then advised to reduce obligations of paying the players’ the squad to 30 players. salaries. He said that the club was busy Madzuhe revealed that the club negotiating with the players who does not have cash flow problems as were not in the plans of the technireported. cal staff for a settlement. According When asked if they had not to him there could be some players defaulted when it came to the paywho were not comfortable with ment of the players’ salaries in the this arrangement and had ultipast months, Madzuhe said that the mately started with the “smearing only thing he thought was creating campaign” in a bid to dent the club’s confusion was the fact that they good image. were in the process of parting ways He reiterated the fact that all 30 with several players. players who featured in the techniHe said that they had signed cal staff ’s planning were happy. many players at the beginning “If the players were not happy, of the season in a bid to beat the the team wouldn’t be where it is league’s deadline for the registratoday on the log standings,” he said. tion of players. He further indicated He emphasised that TTM is one of that the team’s technical staff had the clubs that are paying the players not had enough time to assess competitive salaries. By Frank Mavhungu

Blow for Leopards By Frank Mavhungu Things are fast moving from bad to worse in the camp of Black Leopards FC. After losing 0-1 to Highlands Park at the Thohoyandou Stadium two weeks ago, Lidoda Duvha gave away more league points last weekend. They lost 1-2 to Jomo Cosmos at the Vosloorus Stadium on Sunday. The Thohoyandou outfit were the first to blow the trumpet through Xolani Ndlovu. He gave the ball a final touch, following a good buildup with Mwape Musonda. Cosmos’ goals came within the last 18 minutes of the game. Onassis Mnthambo and Sicelo Mkhize scored the Cosmos goals in the 72nd and 89th minute respectively. Highlands Park consolidated their position at the top of the log after whipping the second-placed, Stellenbosch FC 3-0 at the Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa. Park scored their opening goal in the 27th minute via Mothobi Mvala.

Lindokuhle Mbatha was on target in the 47th minute and Mbathacompleted his brace six minutes before the final whistle. Pretoria University kept their title hopes alive by beating Uthongathi FC 1-0 at the Absa Tuks Stadium in Pretoria. Cape Town All Stars could not absorb the pressure from Real Kings and lost 0-1 at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town. Mthatha Bucks and Super Eagles shared the spoils, following their 1-1 draw at the Mthatha Stadium. Sakhele Nhlabathi scored for Bucks in the 47th minute. The visitors from Bethlehem in the Free State retaliated in the 84th minute through Ricardo Versuur. Witbank Spurs and Royal Eagles played to a 1-1 draw at the Puma Rugby Stadium in eMalahleni. Mpambaniso Monde scored the only goal when Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila beat Ubuntu Cape Town 1-0 at the Thohoyandou Stadium. (See a full match report on the back page of this edition).

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Huge interest in Ramzas tournament Mbedzi, the organizing committee is looking at a total of 32 teams this year. “During the meeting on Sunday, we had 29 teams that attended. We also had formal apologies from 11 interested teams that could not make it to the venue of the meeting for various reasons. This clearly indicates that we will have many teams that will be taking part in this tournament this year.” Mbedzi urged interested teams to pay their R600 affiliation fee before 20 November. “This will give us time to finalize logistics for the kick-off, which is scheduled for the weekend of 25 and 26 November.

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After the 20th, correspondence will only be limited to the teams that have affiliated. We will not have a space for any team that pays affiliation fees after the 20th. After making a payment, teams should submit receipts to our office for filing. Our FNB account name is Ramzas Knockout Competition and the account number is 624 331 637 72.” Any other enquiries in relation to the tournament can be directed to the competition manager, Mr Ntshengedzeni Mbedzi, at 072 910 4627 or the organizing committee’s general secretary, Mr Zeblon Nelwamondo, at 072 747 2646.

Soccer teams from as far as Sheshe, Folovhodwe, Hamakuya, Lwamondo, Thohoyandou, Mavunde, Zwigodini and Tshaulu have shown interest in participating in the 2017 Ramzas Annual Soccer Tournament. This was demonstrated by the huge turnout of teams to the briefing meeting with the competition organizing committee at Makonde Shopping Complex on Sunday. For the past two years, the competition only covered soccer teams in certain parts of Thulamela Municipality. Following the announcement by the competition’s organizing committee that the 2017 edition of the tournament would be open to all the teams in Vhembe affiliated to the Castle regional leagues and local football associations, there has been huge interest from the soccer teams to form part of this tournament. The main sponsor of the tournament, Mr Lucky Ramano, has put aside R200 000 to organize this year’s tournament. The champions will take home R25 000, soccer kit, a floating trophy and a ball. The second-placed team will get R15 000, soccer kit and a ball. The team that finishes third will take home R5 000 and the team in fourth place will receive R3 500. All the other teams will receive a consolation Photographed shortly after the briefing meeting are, from left to right, Ntshengedzeni Mbedzi (competition manager), Milingoni Tshilande (president of the organizing commitprize. tee), Killer Netshithuthuni (coordinator), Rabelani Ramugondo (first deputy organizing According to the committee president) and Godfrey Masia (second deputy organizing committee president). tournament comSeated are Zeblon Nelwamondo (organizing committee general secretary) and Nelson Matpetition manager, amba (right) who represents last year’s champions, Phandulaluvalo FC. Mr Ntshengedzeni

Representatives of the 29 soccer teams that attended the briefing meeting of the 2017 Ramzas Annual Soccer Tournament at Makonde Shopping Complex on Sunday.

Several trees were donated to Ngwenani Primary School by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries a fortnight ago. The principal of the school, Ms Happy Mukwevho, expressed her appreciation for the donation of the trees and said that they would help to beautify the school. Photographed during the event are, from left to right, Chief Mugowashango Themeli, Mr Godfrey Thavhanyedza, Mr Lucas Neluvhalani, an officer from the Department's Makwarela office, Ms Sharon Thangwana, an SGB member, who is also planting the tree.

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Makhado Correctional Centre Inmates Soccer League Log 2017/2018 Team Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points Leopard Fc 4 3 1 0 10 4 10 Celtic FC 4 3 0 1 21 7 9 Sundowns Fc 3 2 0 1 8 8 6 Pirates FC 4 1 2 1 14 6 5 Real Madrid 4 1 1 2 7 5 4 Black Pool FC 3 1 0 2 5 11 3 Ajax 3 1 0 2 4 5 3 Copper Port FC 3 0 0 3 4 23 0 Team Swongozwi Masters Sendedza Masters LTT Masters Wesifa Masters Sinthumule Kuatama Ellis Masters Dzanani 1 T/Association Vhulaudzi Masters Rathidili-Tshikhwani Ngovhela Masters Mandiwana Masters Makungwi Masters Khakhu Masters Mudimeli Masters Mphaila Masters Matidza Masters Tswime Masters Rachi’s Civil Masters

Vhembe Masters Soccer League Played Won Draw Lost 17 12 5 0 16 12 3 1 17 12 2 3 16 9 5 2 16 9 4 3 17 10 1 6 16 9 3 4 15 8 4 3 17 8 1 8 17 5 6 6 17 6 2 9 16 5 2 9 16 5 1 10 16 2 4 9 17 2 4 11 17 1 6 10 16 2 1 13 15 1 2 12

For 54 72 57 48 40 42 39 43 52 38 39 24 27 22 20 22 26 6

Against Points 27 40 22 39 27 38 31 32 23 31 39 31 17 30 25 28 31 23 35 21 54 20 39 17 27 16 55 13 54 12 48 9 57 7 40 5

National First Division Team Played Won Draw Lost Highlands Park 10 6 1 3 Pretoria University FC 10 5 3 2 Jomo Cosmos 10 5 2 3 Mbombela United 10 5 1 4 Stellenbosch FC 10 4 4 2 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 10 4 3 3 Witbank Spurs 10 3 5 2 Real Kings 10 3 5 2 Cape Town All Stars 10 4 2 4 Mthatha Bucks 10 3 4 3 Uthongathi FC 10 2 5 3 Royal Eagles 10 2 4 4 Black Leopards 10 2 4 4 Super Eagles 10 2 4 4 Richards Bay 10 1 6 3 Ubuntu Cape Town 10 0 5 5

For 14 13 14 11 8 8 13 8 8 10 7 13 6 8 8 6

Against Points 7 19 12 18 7 17 11 16 8 16 9 15 11 14 7 14 9 14 10 13 9 11 14 10 8 10 13 10 9 9 11 5

Absa Premiership Played Won Draw Lost 10 4 5 1 10 3 6 1 9 5 0 4 9 4 3 2 10 3 5 2 10 3 5 2 10 3 5 2 7 4 0 3 9 3 3 3 9 3 2 4 5 3 1 1 10 2 4 4 8 2 3 3 9 2 2 5 9 2 2 5 10 1 4 5

For 13 14 9 8 10 9 8 11 12 10 8 12 5 7 6 5

Against Points 8 17 11 15 7 15 7 15 7 14 7 14 8 14 8 12 13 12 10 11 4 10 15 10 5 9 12 8 13 8 12 7

Team Baroka FC Golden Arrows Cape Town City Bloem Celtic Kaizer Chiefs Chippa United Orlando Pirates Mamelodi Sundowns Amazulu FC Free State Stars Supersport United Polokwane City Maritzburg Utd Ajax Cape Town Bidvest Wits Platinum Stars

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