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Where is our beloved Pinky? By Elmon Tshikhudo Many questions remain unanswered pertaining to the disappearance of a local woman at the Tshilidzini Hospital. Ms Pinky Masuvhelele (31), an insurance company employee in Louis Trichardt, was admitted to Tshilidzini Hospital on 26 July and went missing on 30 July. She has not been seen since and how she vanished without a trace remains a mystery.

Masuvhelele stays at Mutsha Tshilavhu. Her relatives are left with many questions, but few answers have been forthcoming. Mr Jefferey Ramuhashi, her husband, said he had received a call from the hospital at around 21: 31 on that fateful day, enquiring as to how she had arrived home. He said he was very shocked as he knew she was in hospital. “I immediately rushed to the hospital, where they told me she was discovered missing at about 20:00 by nurses on duty. We phoned her

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mother, Ms Peggy Maravha, who also arrived at the hospital. We started searching all over the hospital yard, helped by hospital security, but our search yielded no positive results,” Ramuhashi said. The search party then went to relatives and friends and even visited surrounding villages, but with no luck. “It is almost a week now since she went missing, and we have had sleepless nights trying to figure out what could have happened to her,” he said. Ramuhashi explained that she had been admitted to a private ward of the hospital, which they thought offered the best facilities, including security. He added that it was also surprising and disappointing to find that such a big institution lacked surveillance cameras. “We are very disappointed as a family. We need answers to our questions, and we want to know what happened to our beloved Pinky. She cannot just disappear into thin air,” said Ramuhashi. The missing woman’s brother, Mr Norman Ganeli, said that there were so many factors that left room for them to suspect that the hospital was hiding something and that they were not serious about finding her. “The incident happened at night and the CEO never bothered to come to the hospital. He only came the following day when reporting for duty. Nothing was done on the side of the police in terms of searching and the sealing off of the scene. The dog unit only arrived on Wednesday and the scene was already tampered with,” he said. Ganeli said that the family had waited for the MEC, who had promised to meet with them, but she had never pitched up. “Does it need to be a child of the President to be helped? We are fed up as a family and we feel nothing is being done to help us trace Pinky. We have been doing the

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search on our own since it happened,” he said. Limpopo Department of Health spokesperson Thabiso Teffo directed all enquiries to the police, saying the matter was in their hands. Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed that a missing-person docket has been opened. He described Masuvhelele as of average height, weight and light in complexion. “She was wearing pink pyjama trousers, a white top and Adidas sandals at the time of her disappearance,” he said. Anyone with information as to her whereabouts can contact Detective W/O Radzilani at 082 222 9023, 015 960 1000 or her next of kin on 072 2112 953/ 072 506 0274.


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Rudzani Makhado “a selfless hero” In Memoriam

passing means that our ward committees will now be weakened because we lost a loyal and hardworking member. He left a void that will be very difficult to fill.” She sent condolences to Makhado’s family, friends and all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. “On behalf of the Council of Musina Municipality and the entire community, we are mourning with the family during this difficult time.” Ntshumeni Manngwe, who

represented the deceased’s family, thanked the Musina Municipality for the support provided. “Although we are mourning, you comforted us because you have always been there for us when we needed you most. You have really displayed humanity, love and compassion. We hope you will display the same support to all other families who are in the same situation as us.” Makhado was laid to rest on Saturday at Muswodi-Tshisimani village.

Musina Mayor Mihloti Muhlope described the late Rudzani Patrick Makhado as a selfless hero who worked hard to improve the lives of people in Musina. Muhlope was addressing family members, employees from Musina Municipality, members of ward committees and representatives of various stakeholders who converged to pay their last respects to the deceased during an emotional memorial service held at Nancefield Community Hall last Friday. Makhado was a member of the Musina To a lifelong relationship - Chief Livhuwani Matsila (left) joins the new family in a toast during Municipality’s ward committee in Ward 3. the ceremony. An active member of the ANC, Makhado was also fully involved with the Musina Community Safety ized by traditional gifts such as cows and goats was traditionForum and various By Elmon Tshikhudo cattle and goats, with money ally a symbol of wealth and community develop“Your days of playing around being a bonus. respect and that his subjects ment initiatives in his are over,” the newlywed traThe youthful chief, who is would learn from him to community. ditional leader, Chief Nelson also a student at the University be self-sustainable through Muhlope said there Mabidi of Mabidi outside Vu- of Venda, wedded a Master’s farming. He said the livestock was no municipality wani was told two weeks ago. of organic chemistry student, would earn him the respect of that could operate Chief Mabidi exchanged vows Licollet Livhuwani Luvhimbi his subjects as the herds grew. effectively without Family representative Ntshumeni Manngwe received a wreath from with his bride from Malonga (25) of Malonga village. An equally excited father-in- functional ward commayor Mihloti Muhlope during Patrick Makhado’s memorial service village on Saturday, July 28. Officiating during the cerlaw, Edwin Luvhimbi, who is a mittees. “Makhado’s last week. emony, visionary traditional curriculum coordinator at the The wedding, befitting of leader Chief Livhuwani MatVhembe Department of Eduroyalty, was attended by senior sila, who also gave the couple cation, said he was challenged traditional leaders from across 20 goats and a herd of 10 by Matsila and he also gave the Vhembe and included Thovhele Nguni cows and a bull, urged couple two heads of cattle. Tshishonga Muila, Thovhele the newly married chief to be An ecstatic Chief Nelson Vhambelani Thavhamaano an example to his community. Mabidi said the wedding was Netsianda, Chief Midiyavhathu “You must lead by example a culmination of a five-year Davhana and Thovhele Davha- and your community should journey they had undertaken. na. Other dignitaries included learn from you. I have been “We are very excited. The many Vhembe District education concerned for some time as to years we have been together director Dr Gerson Rambiyawhen you would get married, finally paid off. We know each na, many pastors and business but today I will have a peaceful other well and we are sure with personalities. sleep, knowing that you have God’s guidance this marriage The wedding, held at the a wife who will support you all will stand the test of time,” he Among the mourners was a delegation from Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, Joe Matsila Lodge at Matsila along,” he said. said, beaming with excitement led by Thovhele Vele Kutama (seated second from left), Vhembe District Executive Mayor outside Vuwani, was characterMatsila said the gift of Nguni and confidence. Florence Radzilani (seated left), Vhavenda Vho-Japan Mphephu (standing right), Makhado MayorMildred Sinyosi (standing second from right) with Phalaphala FM’s programme manager, Ms Sharon Ravele (behind Vhembe mayor).

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Gogo (100) dies on the even of her centenary birthday celebration

bi, who is also a grandson of the deceased, said that “as a family we are celebrating the life of our The 100-year-old gogo Angrandmother. She has been nah Makwarela Manenzhe a pillar of strength for the from Ha-Matsa village in past 100 years”. Nzhelele died shortly beMudzhambi said that fore her centenary birthday she would always be recelebration. membered as a person who While the whole world was loved people. She was a celebrating Nelson Mandela’s strong leader and even her 100th birthday on the 18th church mates used to call of July, gogo Manenzhe was her Tsumbavhuyo (somealso turning 100. To celebrate one who shows people the this event, her grandchildren right way of doing things). were planning a huge birthNdivhuwo said that day party for the next weekhis grandmother started end. Little did they know that her career as a domestic she was not going to be there worker. “She then joined to celebrate with them. Tshipise Resort, where Gogo Manenzhe, who had she worked for decades,” not been well for some time, he said. The late gogo died in her home during the then decided to start her early hours of Saturday, two own business, buying and weeks ago. selling clothes. “She used The family spokesperson, The 100-year-old gogo Annah Mak- to travel as far as Durban Stanley Ndivhuwo Mudzham- warela Manenzhe. to purchase her stock,” he said. When she became too old to travel such long distances, she opened a small market stall at Makhado. “I must say we DRILLING TRUST are where we are today as family because of her hard work,” said her grandson. BOREHOLE DRILLING Ndivhuwo recalled that his grandmother had IN THE LIMPOPO PROVINCE loved everyone. “I remember her saying to one of my aunts: ‘Please cook more food, because you Call us for best prices: will never know if one of the foreign nationals 082 201 0299 / 071 694 6880 from Zimbabwe will pass here with an empty Wouter: 083 228 9359 / Leoni: 083 586 4788 stomach’. Office: 015 517 7210 / Fax: 086 513 2756 For that we will forever cherish and be grateful for the guidance and support we got from E-mail: Member of the Borehole Water Association of South Africa her.” Ad designed by Zoutnet Publishers

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Look for strange behaviour and seek professional help, says king By Elmon Tshikhudo The mood at Manyii in the Mphephu area was solemn and sombre on Saturday. This was during the funeral of the three children who were killed in a gruesome way after their father had hacked them all to death under strange circumstances. The three young Madou brothers, Tshilidzi (7), Thabo (6) and their young brother, Olugaho (2), were mercilessly butchered last week. The two older brothers were in Grade 1 and Grade R at the local Sikhwivhilu Primary School. All three were buried after a service held in two big tents erected at the local sports grounds. Thousands of residents from around the Nzhelele Valley and around Vhembe gave the children a dignified sendoff. Among the mourners were a delegation from Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, led by Thovhele Vele Kutama, who is also the Vhembe head of the House of Traditional Leaders. The mourners included Vhembe Mayor and ANC Limpopo

deputy chairperson Cllr Florence Radzilani, leaders of the ANC Vhembe, led by Makhado Mayor Mildred Sinyosi, and learners from Sikhwivhilu Primary. The funeral was officiated by Prophet Freddy Rambasa, who is the General Overseer of the Shekina Glory Bible Church. Speakers during the funeral called for an end to the scourge of woman and child abuse. Speaking during the funeral, Vhembe Mayor Florence Radzilani called on communities to act swiftly if they notice unbecoming behaviour from members of their families. Radzilani said the tragedy could have been averted had the family taken appropriate steps and sought professional help to assist the father. “When you observe strange and unbecoming behaviour, signs you do not understand in members of the family, please do not take them for granted, do not ignore them, but seek professional help. There are many institutions and organizations that could help in this respect,” she said. The mayor urged the com-

munity to continue supporting the family. In a statement from Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, read by Thovhele Vele Kutama, the king said the children’s deaths were a tragedy that had befallen the whole Vhavenda nation. He said he was heartbroken when he got the news, knowing fully the pain the family was going through. “This is a sad day indeed. We have lost leaders of tomorrow. We are making a call to the whole nation that men should stop this scourge. If there are problems, why not seek professional help? Our nation is sick and tired of domestic-related violence. We have to stand up as a nation and fight this demon; women and children should feel secure,” he said. Meanwhile, the father, Mr Samuel Madou (43) has since been arrested and appeared at the Dzanani Magistrate’s Court. He has been charged with three counts of murder. His case was postponed to 17 September 2018 for further investigations and mental observation. He remains in custody.


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Violent protests at Univen after NSFAS fail to pay students Student leader Mr Salman Madina. who is also SRC deputy president, said Thousands of students at Univen were the whole episode came about when told this week to vacate the univermany students were not receiving their sity premises after a week of violent monthly stipends from the National protests. Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSThe protests, which led to skirmishes FAS). He said this had been going on for between the police and students, with some time and many students had been many students left injured, also affected left stranded. schooling for pupils at the nearby “Some have not been receiving their Marude Secondary School. They have stipends for books, food and accomnot seen the inside of a classroom for modation from way back in February the past week as there is no access to the this year. It would have been better if school. they were told they did not qualify, but The campus and areas outside have NSFAS gave them hope,” he said. been characterised by sporadic stone Madina said that the student leadthrowing by angry students and the ership had met with the university firing of teargas and rubber bullets by management in trying to resolve this the police in an effort to contain the issue. “But instead of resolving this, they situation. Roads leading to the campus served us with a letter of intent to suswere also barricaded with burning tyres pend us. The worst part of it is that they and other rubble. have also chased the poor students who The stand-off between the police and do not even have money for accommothe students started last Tuesday, and dation and transport out of the campus. since then the lack of peace on campus We wonder how this would help the brought everything to a standstill. situation,” he said. By Elmon Tshikhudo

Back to classes on Monday and his team on Friday, 3 August, in Johannesburg to discuss the problems. The director of communications Dzaga said on Tuesday that the staff and marketing at the University of members were advised not to return to Venda, Mr Takalani Dzaga, said the campus until Friday, 10 August. “The academic activities would resume on university management will utilize the Monday, 13 August. next two days to resolve outstanding matters pertaining to the disburseDzaga said that a Univen delegation, ment of NSFAS allowances to deservled by the acting vice-chancellor and ing students. We are optimistic that all principal, Prof Jan Crafford, had met outstanding matters will be resolved with NSFAS CEO Mr Steven Zwane within the next two days,” he added. By Mbulaheni Ridovhona

Madina said that they were worried about the safety of students as many had been injured by the police and the private security company on campus. University spokesperson Mr Takalani Dzaga said the students had genuine grievances and that the university was busy trying to find ways of resolving the issue. “We are also concerned as a university. There are close to 9 000 students affected who have not received their stipends for some time. We have met with the NSFAS people, but nothing concrete has come out of the meeting, and to show our seriousness, our principal visited the NSFAS offices to find a speedy solution to the problem,” he said. Dzaga said that they had sent the students home and beefed up security after realizing the situation was getting out of hand, with burnings and a petrol bomb found on campus. He could not indicate as to when the university would open again but said they would assess the situation before taking any decision. Dzaga also confirmed that letters of intention to suspend had been issued to the SRC after certain procedures were not followed during the protests. At the time of our going for press, some students had already received their stipends, but the strike had not been called off. The student leadership said the part payments of stipends was a ploy by the authorities for them to suspend the protests. “We will not repeat our previous mistakes where we suspend the protests and many of our students are left without their allowances. We are showing solidarity to all our students and we will not stop until all are paid,” said Madina.

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Call for young women to rise and reach potential a community of women who will support one another and A group of women gathered not work against one another,” for the purposes of sharing she said. information, motivating, Another woman, Ms Masana and inspiring one another Shirindza, gave a presentation on issues relating to being a on health and fitness. She woman, a social person, and a spoke about the importance businesswoman. of eating a healthy diet The event was hosted by Ms and embarking on physical Muhluri Phaswana’s Young exercise to stay healthy. She Women Arise at Porche-Villa also gave a free wellness Hotel in Louis Trichardt on evaluation to those who Saturday. were interested and advised “The purpose of the seminar them accordingly. was to motivate young women Ms Awelani Mkhize not to settle where they are but encouraged the ladies to to work towards achieving their lead a balanced life, and to goals and dreams and to reach know their potential. “Put their full potential,” Phaswana your focus on one project said. “Women must get encour- at a time, be patient and aged to realise that they have allow room for growth,” she it within them to achieve great said. “Never be put off from things. They should also bear trying something because in mind that success requires someone else is doing it. commitment and hard work.” There is a share for each She stated that the seminar one of us. Always see value created a platform for women in your brand.” to share their challenges with A leading motivational other women and come up with speaker, Hulisani Ravele, strategies on how to overcome spoke about choices women those challenges, and to build had to make in life. “Don’t their confidence towards take to heart everything pursuing the goals that they which enters your ears,” had set. she said. “Choose what and “We are working on creating what not to internalise. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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“Please stop calling your indigent neighbours witches” - Ramovha erty. You are no better persons because you are affluent in life; people are all equal before and in the eyes of God.” He indicated that there are many unemployed people in Vhembe district and other parts of the country who could not afford to buy a loaf of bread, let alone a pack of chicken feet and heads. “Your neighbour’s children wear tattered clothes and walk to school barefoot, while you throw plenty of food in the rubbish bins and burn your unneeded clothes that can be useful to them,” he said. “You can’t even think of giving those clothes

and food to them, because of your unfounded fear that they In a sermon that touched on will bewitch you.” several aspects of a believer’s Ramovha urged church life, the spiritual leader at members and the community The Greater Calvary Church, members who had come to Apostle Khathutshelo church as visitors to change Ramovha, told the people to their negative mentality and refrain from despising their start living in peace and harpoverty-stricken neighbours mony with their neighbours. and calling them witches. “Obey the word of God, which “Hearing that there are peosays ‘love your neighbour’,” he ple who still call others vhaloi said. “There is no relationship (witches) is nothing new,” he that will work without obedisaid. “In most cases, the ones ence - so get into a relationship who call others vhaloi are with Jesus. If you need to live a those who are fortunate in life, meaningful life, you must have and on the receiving end, the a steadfast relationship with victims are those living in povJesus.” He pointed out that there were people whose lives were filled with worries and sorrows, which weighed them down. “Now stop worrying because you gain nothing by worrying but hopelessness,” he said. “It’s sad to notice that the church had reached a state or era where members just want to ‘receive’ too much but they don’t want to give out to the needy and poor. Give out to those who need your help because, in so doing, you will be pleasing your God and He The founding leader of The Greater Calvary Church, Apostle Khathutwill increase your shelo Ramovha, preached a message of faith, hope and giving to the blessings.” less fortunate. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Love yourselves and speak positively of yourselves. Let go of things that don’t make you grow socially and personally. In conclusion, surround yourselves with people who inspire and empower you.”

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Regional finals start this week for Eskom Expo for Young Scientists 18 August, and in Capricorn at the Ngwako Ramahlodi Sports During the month of August, Centre, Seshego, on 18 August. scholars from Grade 6 to 12 The public are invited to meet from schools in Limpopo these bright and innovative will participate in the annual scholars during public viewing Eskom Expo for Young Scien- time at 13:00, and entrance is tists Regional Finals. free. Learners will compete for a Scholars will submit their chance to represent their region projects in one of 24 categoand province at the Eskom ries, including Innovation and Expo for Young Scientists Technology, Energy, Health International Science Fair held Care and Sports Science, Plant annually at the Birchwood Sciences, Microbiology or Hotel and Conference Centre in Engineering. Entrants present Boksburg from 2 to 5 October. a poster, journal and scientific They also stand a chance of report. During the judging prowinning coveted prizes, worth cess, several judges interview well over R14 million this year, the scholars. such as bursaries and scholar“The regional finals of the ships, mobile science kits and Eskom Expo are always an even the chance to represent exciting and incredible display South Africa at other prestiof how innovative the young gious international science people of this country are. fairs. With such great passion and The events will be held in enthusiasm, learners take on Vhembe at Tshivhase Secondthe challenge of looking at ary School Hall (opposite the the problems they see around Donald Frazer Hospital) on them; in their homes, schools, 11 August, in Mopani at the local communities and in South Foskor Community Hall in Africa more broadly, and find Namakgale (Phalaborwa) on solutions to these problems,” By Jo Robinson

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Rudzani’s star continues to shine for Limpopo By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Model Rudzani Racheal Bereda has managed to reach the semi-finals of the Miss Eagle South Africa 2018 beauty pageant. A resident of Midoroni village in the Kutama area, 25-year-old Rudzani’s story was published in the Limpopo Mirror earlier this year, when she requested readers to vote for her to boost her points in the pageant. “Since that article on 9 March, my Facebook page likes have topped 1000, and votes for me increased,” she said. “I feel humble. In Tshivenda, they say ‘hu vuswa i divusaho’ (if you try to do something good or positive, chances are that people will always step in to help) – and I am so happy that I continue to get help from those who can see that my star is rising.” Rudzani is one of the brand ambassadors in the Miss Eagle South Africa 2018 beauty pageant. She describes herself as a woman who possesses the character of an eagle. “I have been helping families around my community with the little that I have, donating old,

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wearable clothes and blankets,” she said. “As long as you work hard, one day you will achieve your goals, and you’ll reap your reward.” “I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me with this journey so far,” she said. “I extend my special thanks to Rinae Riri Sengani for inviting me to almost every seminar for the empowerment of women, which is really helpful in finding ways to forgive, and the courage to talk about every bad experience I’ve been through.” To vote for Rudzani, SMS RUDZANI to 35334; follow her journey on Instagram RRBereda_MESA2018. Readers can also like her Facebook page (Rudzani Racheal Bereda Miss Eagle South Africa2018 Brand Ambassador-Limpopo).

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By Mbulaheni Ridovhona The National Treasury says it is reviewing a report on the payment of pensions to beneficiaries of the former Venda Pension Fund in order to develop the next best course of action. In August last year, the Ministry of Finance announced that the then Minister, Malusi Gigaba, intended to resolve the payment of pensions by the end of November 2017. In December 2017, Treasury said it was working together with the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) to address the remedial action contained in a report by the Public Protector regarding the matter. According to a media statement issued on Friday, the GPAA embarked on a process of reviewing available data to ensure that the project is implemented accurately. Treasury also enlisted the services of an actuary in an attempt to establish a reliable database of potential beneficiaries of the proposed remedial action. On Friday, Treasury said the actuarial firm appointed to verify potential beneficiaries had handed over its final report. “National Treasury is currently reviewing the report to develop recommendations on the next best course of action. Once this is done, Treasury is obliged to submit its recommendations and the report by the actuarial firm to the Public Protector and Speaker of the National Assembly.” Treasury said it would provide an update on the matter before the end of August 2018.

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The meeting gets started…

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A lifetime’s savings up in smoke By Elmon Tshikhudo

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us blankets and food parcels. We have decided to start a fund from our own pockets to help rebuild the house. We are also going out to seek donations from businesses, and hopefully the family will be back in their house in a short while,” he said.

Ms Lydia Dagumi of Lwamondo Mutandani outside Thohoyandou used to stay in a thatched mud house that leaked during rainy weather. Conditions were very bad and life was unbearable. To turn her life around, the “unemployed” mother had saved money and managed to build a tworoom house that made life a lot easier. All that went up in smoke, however, when the house burnt to ashes last week. Dagumi Makhadi (57) said she was attending her brother’s funeral at Tshifulanani Mathule when she received a call from a member of the community, who informed her of the fire. “I rushed back home to find the house on fire. We could not save anything in the house and damage estimated at more than R100 000 was caused by the fire. We were left with only the clothes we were wearing and with nowhere to stay. We are now at the mercy of my elder sister, who gave us temporary shelter,” she said. She said that it had taken her a long time to realize her dream of owning the two-room house, but everything had gone up in smoke in a short time. “I am not working and I will not be able to rebuild it. All I am asking for is for any Good Samaritan who can come to our aid. We are helpless and our dignity will be lost without a home for ourselves. Please help us,” pleaded Dagumi. She thanked the local Thulamela Ward 34 councillor, Mbulaheni Nndwakhulu, for responding swiftly and Cllr Mbulaheni Nndwakhulu (second from right) hands over some relief items organising groceries and blankets for to the family after the fire at Lwamondo.

Agro dealers network and training start to bear fruits By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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her after the incident. Cllr Nndwakhulu said he was touched when he visited the family to find that they had lost everything in the fire. “I activated all the structures and also wrote a letter to disaster management at Thulamela, who responded by giving

“We have developed a business distribution model called ‘From Agro dealer to farm gate’, which provides perspective on Agro dealers as drivers of the economy and drivers of employment and solutions to land reform.” These were the words of the chairperson of the Agro Dealers Association of South Africa (ADASA), Mr Luambo Munzhedzi, shortly after the Agro dealers’ training that was held at Thohoyandou last Friday. “Agro dealers should be highly trained and comply with departmental rules and regulations,” Munzhedzi said. “Since its launch, ADASA has been relying solely on

member contributions to organise training, for both Agro dealers and farmers, in animal feed, fertilizer, stock remedies, Agro chemicals and soil composition.” A national organisation currently boasting more than 130 members, ADASA is a non-profit organisation that was launched in 2017. “We are currently forging a way to partner with agricultural and vocational colleges, where we will promote the Model of Agribusiness to their graduates,” he said. “They will have a chance to think more about business opportunities in the agricultural sector, and not always be focused on being employed, but rather on becoming employers who will contribute to economic development.” The Agro dealers received training from the animal feed company,

Epol, and from the Department of Agriculture. Sixty-seven youths living in poverty, people with disabilities, and women participated. They acquired understanding and knowledge of regulations, compliance, and the processes involved in producing their own feed, as well as the issue of permits and licenses to handle input. “In order to achieve its objective to increase produce output, ADASA has partnered with suppliers within the industry to make input easily accessible, and also to make sure that suppliers become responsible for their products by educating Agro dealers, who in turn will extend their technical knowledge to farmers to produce more, given time,” he said. The presence of the Department

of Agriculture’s officer for Thulamela in the meeting encouraged ADASA to think of public and private partnerships with farming affiliations, local municipalities, and the private sector, to help bring relief to farmers not only by making input more easily accessible, but by making sure that the suppliers who handle input have had particular training and are certified to handle input accordingly for feed or food safety. “With continued support from relevant departments and stakeholders, we will achieve more,” Munzhedzi said. “It’s common knowledge that agriculture forms part of the economic backbone of the country, so we cannot neglect it.”


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Some of the Agro dealers and stakeholders who attended the Agro dealers summit last Friday.

Food for the needy The Mveledziso HomeBased Care organisation donated food parcels to needy families of Tshixwadza village as part of a poverty-relief project partly funded by the National Lotteries Commission of South Africa. Picture supplied.


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Baby (4 months) dies in freak taxi accident By Maanda Bele A four-month-old baby boy died in a freak accident involving a taxi on Saturday near the Tshedza-Vuvha public road. The incident occurred late in the day. According to a police statement, the mother and her baby boy boarded a taxi

to travel to Vuvha location. The driver was apparently busy filling up with petrol, using a plastic container, when the brakes failed. The taxi started moving backwards, in the direction of the river. The police statement says that a commotion ensued when passengers tried to jump from the vehicle. A passenger

sitting in the front seat allegedly tried to steer the taxi to prevent it from ending up in the river. In the process, the boy fell out and got trapped underneath the vehicle. The young boy sustained serious head injuries and died on the scene. His mother also sustained injuries, but she was treated and later discharged.

Ndaa! and Aaa! labels cause the legacy of Mathidi to continue By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho When the 23-year-old Takalani Mathidi passed away in October last year, many believed that it will also be the end of the line for the clothing brand that he had created. The opposite, however, seems to be true and today his siblings are taking the business to new levels. Takalani died when his youth-culture clothing brand just started to take off. The B Comm student (chartered accountancy stream) at the University of Venda came up with a fresh approach to

branding and fashion, something that resonated well among young people. Today, Takalani’s siblings, Tshilidzi (brother) and Mutshidzi (sister), and a friend of theirs, Maano Murei, are making the Made in Venda 94 (MIV94) brand one to be reckoned with in the country. “Made in Venda 94 is a brand that was created in 2016 to empower youths in the Venda culture through creative arts. It also created business opportunities to fight against youth unemployment,” said Tshilidzi. “It was derived from the fact that our late brother,

Takalani, and his friend were born in Venda in 1994.” “Takalani had a relative understanding that the Vhavenda greeting is unique among the local cultures as its greeting is based on gender, and that instantly motivated him to start the clothing brands named ‘Ndaa!’ and ‘Aaa!’,” Tshilidzi said. “We thank our parents for the financial support, which is enabling us to continue with the brand,” Mutshidzi said. “They are helping us in carrying out Takalani’s dream and ensuring that his legacy lives on.” The current products on the market are branded caps, beanies, hoodies, sweaters, T-shirts, and jackets. “More products will be released based on seasons,” she said. “Our products are made by youths mostly in Vhembe. This is done through designing, labelling, embroidery and tailoring. This is one kind of innovative and passionate profession found in our district.”

The Made in Venda 94 clothing brand has become part of the Venda youth culture. Picture supplied.

The crew can be reached on 072 0740053 and they are available on Facebook as Made in Venda 94.

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relationships. “Relationships come with a lot of distractions. When Khuliso Millicent Mutavhatsindi it comes to academics, some girls from Destined Ladies has beend up falling pregnant at an early come a beacon of hope for many age,” she warned. “It was importteenage girls in the Vhembe ant for me to start an organisation District. She not only gives them that will address such issues and the necessary toiletries, but she save young girls and encourage is always there for them when them to become who they want to they need to talk. become.” “I started Destined Ladies Destined Ladies currently has because I realised that there are about 130 girls in the group and many girls out there who cannot some of them have gone on to talk to their parents or other fam- form their own organisation, such ily members,” she said. “I wanted as Mpho Mafunise of Be That Girl, them to speak out when they come Muofhe of African Confidence and across things like rape, abuse or Wanga Millicent of African Teens. disappointments in their lives. The If you want to know more about danger of not speaking to someone Destined Ladies, you can contact while you are going through them on their email address: something is that you can end up or call committing suicide.” Millicent on 0715418844 or go Destined Ladies also encourag- to their Facebook page: Destined es young girls to stay away from Ladies. By Maanda Bele

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Vision and relationships tackled in “She never stopped believing in us” Tshidada-Ravhuhali’s first book By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

an intimate relationship with big break came when a UK By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho God.” recruitment agency known as An airport is a busy place, He attended Tshilwavhusi- Teaching Personnel hired me bustling with people carku and Tshikwarani primary to teach maths, science and rying luggage, rushing up schools. In 1985, he matricEnglish to English students,” and down. On a busy day, ulated from Litshovhu Seche said. “That was one of my checking in can be strenondary School with university greatest moments in life. I uous and being aboard a exemption and obtained a spent two years in the UK.” plane can cause dizziness for Kellogg’s Foundation bursary He is a proud father of two some people. But for Tshiila to study at Wits University, children, Jedi and Hope. He is Tshidada-Ravhuhali, being where he excelled in maths, also a community activist who aboard an SA Airways flight economics, geography and is currently creating awarebrought a chain of visions. environmental studies. ness on drug and alcohol Those visions he had on his “While at Wits, I developed abuse, teenage pregnancy, way to the United Kingdom in a passion for writing and also crime prevention and entre2002 were vast, to the extent read widely – reading writers preneurship. that, years afterwards, he had and poets like Thomas Hardy, The book retails at R100. to draw on them to write and William Shakespeare, and He is available on Facebook finish his first book, entitled some Christian literature,” he and can be contacted on 076 Vision and Relationships. said. 576 5067. A resident of Madombidzha In 1991, Tshivillage, Tshidada-Ravhudada-Ravhuhali hali’s book is largely based completed his on Christian beliefs and the BA degree and Biblical characters who were pioneered the all good and strong leaders introduction in their own right and times. of commerHe envisaged a society with cial subjects visionary leaders such as (accounting, Nehemiah from the Bible, economics Nelson Mandela, and Martin and business Luther. economic) at his “When I finally published former school, the book, it instantly became Jonathan a bestseller on Thifulufhelwi and made me one of the Secondary most sought-after speakers School, as head at public gatherings,” he said. of department “Vision and Relationships is a under the leadmust-read for anyone who as- ership of former Tshiila Tshidada-Ravhuhali wrote his pires to become successful in principal Mr SA first book, Vision and Relationships, life and dares to dream big or Malange. based on visions he saw while aboard an have a divine vision through “In 2002, a SA Airways flight.

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In a family drama that had the father kick out the mother and her son, a child’s life and future suddenly became uncertain. Born in the Alldays area, Moffat Sebola was the son in that sad picture of separation and divorce. “My mother worked on a farm, and my father had a bakkie that he used to drive farmworkers to and from work daily,” he remembers. “Growing up, I had much that many children did not have at the time, or so I thought. My dad bought me a bicycle and toys, and always took me with him when he drove.” However, the joy of having both parents’ living together and raising him was shortlived. “After my parents’ separation, Mom and I moved from one farm to another,” he said. “Almost six years of my life were spent on the road, [going] from one farm to the next. That was one of the reasons why I never started school when I should have.” Another source of his early trauma was that Moffat’s birth certificate had been left at his father’s home years before, and to register for any school he would need it. “My mom never stopped going to Home Affairs, applying and re-applying for a copy of my birth certificate,” he said, “and she didn’t stop caring for and believing in me and my two brothers.” When Moffat finally got his birth certificate, he was living on the farm where his mother worked, between Louis Trichardt and Elim. Moffat, his mother, stepfather, and his older and younger brothers then relocated to Mpheni D2. “In 2002, my eight-year-old younger brother and I enrolled for Grade 1 at Tshimonela Primary School,” he said. “I was 12 years old then. I remember vividly the mocking I received from other students. They reminded me relentlessly that

Life Powered by Christ (2017), I was too old for the grade. I remember banana peels hitting and Unlimited – Found. Freed. Favoured (2017); The Fathermy face, thrown at me by an wound – If Only Our Fathers angry mob of children. I also remember the accusations that Knew (2018). He had this to say: “I want I would rape my classmates just every child everywhere, because I was older.” whatever his or her age or Moffat quickly moved background, to believe that upwards through the grades dreams come true. My joy lies at his school because he was in challenging and inspiring a gifted student and spent people to develop their crafts to most of his time studying and a level of excellence and service reading. “Nothing drove (and to others.” As if to prove that still drives) me to excel at my positive point, he added: “I am studies more than my passion striving for a PhD now.” for knowledge and excellence. I was hungry for it,” he said. Moffat matriculated from Ozias Davhana Secondary School in 2011 with four distinctions. He then studied for and completed his BA degree in information studies at the University of Limpopo. “I enrolled for a BA Honours in Tshivenda in 2016 at the University of Limpopo, for The Fatherwound – If Only which I graduated cum laude Our Fathers Knew (2018). in 2017,” he said. “I further graduated in pastoral training with Every Nation Ministry School in Cape Town. I obtained a master’s degree in African Languages in 2018 from the University of Limpopo.” Today, apart from his involvement in many assignments and social engagements, Moffat is a lecturer in Tshivenda at the University of Limpopo. He has written and published several books, including Unchained Moffat Sebola’s life and future became uncer– Living the tain, but he finally rebuilt his life.

Book an addition to Vhavenda history By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho In a slim book that had taken nearly four decades to research and just eight months to consolidate the material, Tshivhangwaho Solomon Ntsandeni (81) added his voice to the history of the Vhavenda people and chieftainship quest. Ntsandeni, a resident of Shayandima, said the research process of his book, The Mphaphuli Dynasty in Crisis – The Vhavenda Royal Tradition Sacrificed on the Altar of White Imperialism, took a long time to complete, mainly because of the verification of information. “It was quite exhilarating to experience the past and how it has influenced the present existence – the hardship of the Black people under Apartheid and all other struggles,” he said. “The present quest for land by mostly young people is one thing to marvel and wonder about, and get shocked at times because many of them care less about how to appropriately address the issue.” In the book, Ntsandeni raises the controversial issue of chieftainship: that there had not been any chieftanship which

had not been fiercely contested, and that chieftainship was (and still is) not handed down to an “heir” because “vhuhosi a si gaku la mufumbu, a vhu netshedzhwi (kingship is not a lump of porridge, it is not simply an offering)”. He states in his book that, before the interference of the Western administration in chieftainships, no conclusive lineage to chieftaincy or kingship existed, but that those interested in becoming king had to first wage a war, and that the one who won would become king. “I feel that the Vhavenda tradition was sacrificed by the white administration, in that today it has become common knowledge that this king will be followed by that prince (his son) and so on,” he said. “In the former days, the heir to the throne was kept a secret during his father’s reign. And chieftainship had to be contested especially by those who could satisfy some of the requirements. According to custom it was not necessarily the first-born son who became an heir, on whom the Whites concentrated.” However, he writes: “Today it is not necessary to physi-

cally fight for succession. All I can say is that people should go to the bookshops and get themselves some copies of this book. It’s for students of history and, indeed, all those who want to know the past in order to understand how the present was shaped by it.” The book can be found at Mbuye Christian Bookshop at Thohoyandou behind the Post Office; Mukona Bookshop (at Dr VS Ramasuvha’s surgery at Makwarela location), or directly from the author 082 363 9952 or 076 856 4809.

Tshivhangwaho Solomon Ntsandeni adds his voice to the history of the Vhavenda people and chieftainship quest.






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New album for Tancred By Ndivhuwo Musetha Fans and supporters of Tshifhiwa Netshiongolwe, better known as ‘Tancred Netshiongolwe’ in music circles, will be happy to know that he has finally released his latest offering, Apple of God’s Eye. Tancred first won the hearts of music lovers, especially followers of gospel music, when he released his debut album, Unshakable Kingdom, featuring Avhakundwi nga Tshithu in 1997. His second and last al-

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Tshifhiwa Netshiongolwe, better known as ‘Tancred Netshiongolwe’.

bum, My Redeemer Lives, featuring Luvholela, was released in 2000. Although he admits that there was a lot of pressure on him to release a third album, Tancred believes he was not ready in the past eighteen years. “I could not release until now because I wanted to do things the right way,” he says. He explains that he needed a big enough budget to make sure that the result was excellent. In an attempt to get funds to sponsor his album, Tancred participated in the World Song contest in 2007, using his song, Muphalali. Unfortunately, he did not succeed. He was also a semi-finalist at the SA Got Talent event organised by E-TV in 2009, using his song, No fears no tears. Tancred says he is passionate about his latest offering and that he has finally delivered the album that his fans will enjoy. The album,

with songs in English and Ven- da, is available online and from different record bars. Tancred’s latest album is based on personal experience, following a life-threatening car accident he had in 2015 on his way from Gauteng when he was in a taxi, the same weekend the late Mpho Regalo was buried. “Before the accident, I sang the song that says that God is a Saviour before I fell asleep. The next thing I woke up, (realised) we were involved in an accident and I had a twisted neck. I was told the taxi had rolled three times,” says Tancred. He adds that some of his old songs such as Muhuluhulu and Glory for Ever are also included in the album. Tancred also worked with another famous gospel artist, Takie Ndou, as his producer. Takie was also involved in the singing of Muthumunzhi on the same album. Emmanuel Simeli was also involved in this album, which was recorded in studio, as a music director.

Mercy hits back with traditional album By Frank Mavhungu A local gospel artist, Mercy Masakona Madzivhandila, is one of the musicians whose music is getting better with time. Her fifth and last gospel album, Ha-

shanduki, was released way back in 2016. Hashanduki took Mercy’s name to a higher level in the music industry, making her the winner of numerous awards over the past two years. After disappearing from music circles for over two years, Mercy has made a comeback with a Venda traditional album, Tshilangano, which was recorded at the Winman Recording Studios five months ago. The album was released three weeks ago. Containing four songs, Tshilangano has all the ingredients of a hit. Songs such as Mutshavhona and the title track, Tshilangano, are giving her fans

great pleasure. Mercy’s music history goes back to the year 2000, when she released her debut album, Yesu wa vhuthu, followed by Haho No 1 and Haho No 2, which were released in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Her fourth album, Dzina lawe, followed in 2009, after which Mercy vanished from the music scene for about seven years until she resurfaced in 2016. Mercy revealed that her debut album, Yesu wa vhuthu, has done the best in terms of sales. She further stated that the new release was available at almost all local music outlets. For bookings Mercy can be phoned on 0714211272 or 0834793834.

All set for Royal Heritage Festival ! The seventh Phalaphala FM Royal Heritage Festival, as well as the second gospel festival, was launched last Wednesday at Auckland Park. The gospel festival will be held on 7 September at the Charis Missionary Church in Makwarela and the Royal Heritage Festival will be held at Nandoni Dam the following day. According to one of the organisers, Shandu Nesengani, the purpose of the heritage festival is to showcase the cultural diversity of Vhembe and Limpopo. “The festival provides the province with an opportunity to unify its citizens and the neighbouring countries, to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and promote tourism in the province,” he added. Nesengani said they had improved on last year’s festival and that it would be all systems go this year. “Each year comes with its challenges, but we have improved two-fold in terms of parking, security and all other measures that will make revellers feel at home,” he said. He added that the event would also provide a platform “for the unique melting pot of cultures coming together” for an enormous celebration. Nesengani said they were expecting more than 25 000 people at the event. Celebrating its seventh year of existence, the Phalaphala FM Heritage Festival has found its feet and cemented itself as one of the province’s biggest shows. The Phalaphala FM events coordinator, Mr Lufuno Munonde, said that Nandoni was the best place to be if one was a music lover. According to him, Venda was the heartbeat of the nation when it came to minerals and music. “This is the perfect place to set yourself free, let loose to the biggest and best sounds from African acts across the board.” Last year saw 25 000 people gather on Venda soil to absorb the excitement and tap their party feet. The bar keeps being raised and this year it will not be any different. “All roads lead to Limpopo, and what better way to discover our beautiful country than making a pit stop at one of our richest places in minerals and drenched in tradition,” said Munonde. The second edition of the Royal

Mazwale. Gospel Festival will set the tone on 7 September at the Charis Missionary Church at Makwarela in Thohoyandou. After last year’s success, this is one for the books. The artists scheduled to perform include the multi-award-winning Dr Tumi, Worship House, Benjamin Dube, Zaza, Rofhiwa Manyanga, Taki Ndou, Justice Nema, Palesa Ravele, Bishop Roxley Masevhe, Secret of Worship, Taki Sikhwivhilu, Rapson Rambuwani, Jay Mbiza, Thili Maumela, Puluso Thenga, Zamo Dlamini, Thabelo Thavhanyedza, Tiyani Maluleke, Naphy M and a surprise act. Tickets are now available at Computicket and cost R200 each. The Royal Heritage Festival will go down on 8 September at the Royal Gardens, Nandoni Dam. Setting the stage alight will be AKA, Colbert Mukwevho, Shekinah, Jonas Gwangwa, Zonke, Thomas Chauke, Afrotainment, DJ Tira, TipCee, Dladla Mshunqisi, SunEl, Busiswa, Mlindo The Vocalist, King Monada, Leonard Zhakatha, Team Mosha, Benny Mayengani, Zozo, Makhadzi, Sir McKleker, Zamo Dlamini, Russian Army, Una Rams, Dupa, Kanakana Cook, Mazwale and Sungel. On the decks will be DJs Shimza, Lerato Kganyago, Speedsta, Ganyani, Zinhle, VJ Nutty and for Venrap Power Hour will be Bhamba, Ramzeey, Rachakill, Prifix, Bomo, Batondy, Jack Bunny and a surprise act. Tickets are now available at Computicket. Prices are: R200 for general, R1 450 for VIP (Contact Luande on 076 299 1387). Gates will be open from 09:00 until late.

Mercy Masakona Madzivhandila’s latest album, entitled Tshilangano. Mercy Masakona Madzivhandila.

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The mayor of Thulamela, Cllr Avhashoni Tshifhango, with some of the prisoners and Department of Correctional Services officers.

Vhulahani Selinah Mulaudzi (79) left, and her mother, Nyadzani Sarah Ndou (107), attribute their long life to the grace of God.

Thulamela mayor visits inmates at Eat healthy, be active and avoid Thohoyandou Correctional Services alcohol, and you will turn 107 By Maanda Bele The mayor of the Thulamela Municipality, Cllr Avhashoni Steven Tshifhango, visited the female inmates in Thohoyandou Correctional Services at Sibasa on Monday morning. Tshifhango encouraged the inmates to learn from their mistakes and allow correctional services officials to help them. “We came here to visit you and to encourage you not to give up on life. You can still be something in life,” he said.

Tshifhango also encouraged inmates to plan for the future, even when they were in prison. He emphasised that inmates should use their free time to improve their learning skills that will help them when they get out of prison. “You can leave here as an engineer, a hairdresser, a businesswoman or a motivational speaker,” he said. “You are here because of mistakes made, but what is important is how you spend your time in here and what you learn while serving time,” he added.

“Most of you here are parents and your children need you. Serve your sentence and go home and raise your children,” said Cllr Tshifhango. One of the inmates, who is serving a 15 year sentence for theft, said that she was very happy to see the mayor. “It makes me happy to see that there are people out there who still think about us, even when we are in here,” she said. “We are learning a lot of skills like hair plaiting and other handwork, so that when we get out we can work for ourselves and stop stealing or offending others.” Thohoyandou Management area’s commissioner, director Takalani Mashamba, said that he was humbled by the mayor’s visit. “People tend to forget about people who are in our cells,” he said.

Sarah, who was born on 11 January 1911, said she had Longevity is not a strange seen life evolving through concept to the community various stages until today. at Mabvete village, near “There were no proper houses Tshiungani. The little village then, and we used to stay in boasts a centenarian who mud houses thatched with believes in eating healthy grass and reeds. There were food and staying active. no wooden doors and we used “masase” to enter and exit our Nyadzani Sarah Ndou (107) huts. The households were and her daughter, Vhulahani very far from each other and Selinah Mulaudzi (79), attriwe used to walk on narrow bute their long life to their paths as there were no roads.” religious beliefs and the grace She said she did not go to of God that guided them from school because elders warned their childhood until their old that girl children would age today. The mother and become mentally disturbed daughter are staunch memif they attended school. She bers of the United African shares her recipe of old age: Apostolic Church (UAAC). “If you want to have long life, Commonly referred to as eat healthy food, stay away the “university of wisdom” from alcohol and do a lot by local residents, Sarah and of physical work. Although Selinah are frequently visited I can no longer walk on by community members my own, I do some house who want to learn about the chores to keep myself busy culture and traditions of the and strong. I don’t bear any Vhavenda people. grudges against anybody and News from Musina

I comfort myself by the Bible, which says that the righteous will live long. I thank God for giving me a long life and I’m still looking forward to more years.” Her daughter, Selinah, who was born on 2 January 1939, said she never drank alcohol all her life. “I work all day cooking, smearing cow dung on the floor, working in my vegetable garden and walking to the bush to collect firewood. When I sit down doing nothing, I feel like there is something missing in my body. I seldom get sick because I am physically fit and healthy.” She said she and her mother enjoyed eating fruits and vegetables and did not prefer meat. “We can rather go for fish, mopane worms or dried vegetables instead of meat. Alcohol is a taboo to us and we drink a lot of water on a daily basis.”

Thikho wants to woo the world with her ideas link from the Allan Grey Orbis Foundation (who provided her with a bursary), At only 18 years of age, Thikho Liguwhich helped her to enter a competition nuba looks like any ordinary girl from that gave her an opportunity to present the rural village of Ha-Luvhimbi, out- her business idea in India with 30 other side Thohoyandou. This bright young innovators. girl, however, is set on changing the The presentation was world into a better place and she has made early in July this already showcased one of her invenyear. Thikho was the tions to a panel of experts in India. youngest of the group, with ages varying beThikho finished matric last year at tween 18 and 30. Eleven Mbilwi Secondary School and, in the of the innovators came process, collected no fewer than seven from Africa. distinctions. This opened up the doors “When we were there, for her to study Actuarial Science at the I was introduced to two University of Cape Town. experienced business As if that is not enough, Thikho has people, Monce Abraham started developing an application that and Vidushi Malhotra, will help people, especially students, to who are going to mentor avoid slumbering when they are busy me and help me to turn with their studies. my idea into a successful She says she came up with the idea business,” says a very after realizins that she was struggling to excited Thikho. She is no concentrate on her studies. “My mom, stranger to inventions, Tovhowani, used to help me with my though. Her father is the study programme when I was still at well-known businessman home, but since I came here to UCT, Mashudu Ligunuba, who I have struggled to cope. After many also invented his own weeks of struggle, I then came up with brand of indigenous food an idea that would help me and other supplements, Nungo learners to avoid sleeping when they Health Foods, some are studying. The application can also years back. be used by truck drivers who travel long Thikho says she never distances and those who work night saw herself coming up shifts,” says Thikho. with this innovation at A few months ago, Thikho received a such a tender age, but By Ndivhuwo Musetha

The Department of Correctional Services’ area commissioner, Mr Takalani Mashamba (right) hands over beads and blankets to the Thulamela mayor, Cllr Avhashoni Tshifhango.




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Demarcation issues should not divide us, says mayor

that are dominated by Tsonto be divided over ethnic issues. ga-speaking people. But when Radzilani also urged every Vhembe Executive Mayor a group of people start preachcitizen to respond to President Florence Radzilani has urged ing this misleading information Ramaphosa’s call for renewal the community of Vhembe, that is fuelling tribal divisions, I and unity in every corner of the especially those in Vuwani get worried,” said Radzilani. country. “The issue of renewal and other areas of the newly Radzilani further said must start with us. For unity formed Collins Chabane Local that once the Demarcation and renewal to succeed, we Municipality, not to fight over Board had taken its decision must forgive each other. Those demarcation issues. of incorporating some of the who are in government must In her address during the areas from Vuwani into the new work hard to deliver to the peoMandela Centenary celebration municipality, “this issue was not ple. We are first ANC volunteers held at Nwamatatani on July supposed to be postponed until before we become councillors,” 18, Radzilani said it was wrong after elections. That move was said Radzilani. for people to fight Her other over demarcation concern is that issues. Referring councillors seem to to those who are shy away from the pro-Makhado community. She and those who said she always are pro-Collins received calls from Chabane, Radzilani community memsaid: “It is unforbers who were tunate that, more worried about than two decades service delivery in after democracy, their areas. “Alpeople are still though I apprecidivided on who will Vhembe Executive Mayor Cllr Florence Radzilani ate these calls, my fall in which muconcern is where (right) with Collins Chabane Local Municipality nicipality as if they the local councilMayor Cllr Joyce Bila. Picture: Ndivhuwo Musetha come from different lors in these areas planets.” are? If I continue Radzilani said the issue wrong. This issue was supposed receiving these calls, very soon affected her personally, because to be dealt with there and then.” there will be protest marches,” she grew up at Masakona, a Mayor Radzilani said that, she said. village dominated by Venas an executive mayor, she was Radzilani said she was da-speaking people but surforced to take resources to concerned that resources and rounded by villages dominated areas where only 15 people had infrastructures such as roads, by Tsonga-speaking people. voted. “Now we are dealing with schools and clinics were being “When I grew up, there was people who became popular be- damaged during these marches. never an issue about Vendas cause of this issue of opposing “There is a new dawn. We must versus Tsongas. Even when I go the decision of the demarcation work as a unit and respect each to Makhado or Thohoyandou board,” said Radzilani while other, including our traditional every day, I pass these areas urging the community to refuse leaders,” said Radzilani. By Ndivhuwo Musetha

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We need to say goodbye to Hlulani By Elmon Tshikhudo Four years have passed since Hlulani Maswanganyi and her one-monthold son, Trinity Mbavala, disappeared, but her family members and friends have not forgotten her. The past weekend a memorial service was held at Xikundu village in Malamulele to commemorate her life. Hlulani and her son disappeared in 2015 after they were kidnapped by a former Malamulele traffic officer, Masingita Chabani. Trinity was later found and reunited with his family, but his mother has been missing ever since. Police investigations that ensued after the kidnapping led to the arrest of Chabani (47) and her co-accused, Steven Sithole. In a separate trial, Sithole confessed to the murder and was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment. He also showed the police where Hlulani’s body was disposed of at the Luvuvhu River. He has since turned State witness. Despite the confession by Sithole, Hlulani’s body was never found. Blood samples found at the spot were a near match to tests done on Mbavala and his grandmother, Ms Agnes Maswanganyi. This led the family to conclude that her body had been dumped there. The family, supported by community structures, pastors, traditional leaders, government officials and

pupils from Shikundu High School, where Hlulani was a pupil before her disappearance, held a memorial service to remember her life. Family spokesperson Mr Wilson Mahlawule said the family had gone through a rough time in trying to figure out what could have happened to their loved one. He said they had been hoping over the years that she would one day be found, even if she was dead, so that they could give her a decent funeral, but that had not happened. “We have waited for far too long and it is time that

we move on from this painful episode. As a family, we have come to accept that she will never return. She has been taken away from us and we feel it is time to give her a dignified send-off, even though we do not have her body. We are quite convinced that she was killed and dumped in the river. This is now the time to say bye-bye to her, and may her soul rest in peace,” he said. Mahlawule further thanked all who had rallied around the family throughout their ordeal, as well as those who had given them moral support during the trial.

From left to right, Hlulani’s mother, Ms Agnes Maswanganyi, Mr Wilson Mahlawule, Hlulani’s father, Mr Elvis Maswanganyi, and Hlulani’s son, Trinity.

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New mortuary opens its doors at Madabani By Kaizer Nengovhela A new, ultra-modern funeral parlour, Afro Undertakers, opened its doors at Madabani village on Monday. The Madabani branch of the business promises excellent service to clients in the Sinthumule and Kutama areas. The director of Afro Undertakers, Dr Nndaduleni Tseisi supported by his wife, Mrs Lebogang Tseisi, was very proud of this latest venture. He said that he owes his success to all the people who had made him who he is. He has tried his hand at different initiatives, while trying to experiment with life. “I told myself that I will not die doing such heavy work, because I am the master of my own destiny,” he said.

Tseisi was very proud of the fact that he was able to create more jobs for community members. He also expressed his appreciation to the pastors who always prayed for him. “It is through those pastors and community members who always pray for me that even those who do not know me support me,” he said. Tseisi celebrated the official opening of the new Afro Funerals offices with traditional leaders, clergymen, fellow business partners, clients and friends. Pastor Musolwa Malima from the local Pastors Forum said he was very proud of what Dr Tseisi had done for the community and the business sector. “Our people must be taught that there is nothing wrong to do business with a good businessman like Dr Tseisi that is living in their neighbourhood,” he said.

Vhamusanda Vho-Manavhela was another resident who gave words of encouragement to Dr Tseisi of Afro Funerals. “Limpopo, and more specifically Vhembe, is one of the fastest economically emerging provinces in South Africa and it boasts some of the best businessmen, who can compete with their counterparts in the world,” he said. He also encouraged business people to seek advise from experienced people “who are not giving people raw deals.” He also encouraged business people to plough back into their communities and assist in the development of the rural areas. Vhavenda Vho-King Sinthumule said investors were flocking to Vhembe because of the efforts made by men such as Dr Tseisi who never stop promoting the development of the area. “We are proud of these

entrepreneurs, because they place Vhembe District on the world map. Looking at where he started from, there is no doubt that this man is a true example of hard work who wants to show us that everything is possible. According to Sinthumule the humble beginning of Dr Tseisi is an inspiration to disadvantaged communities, “because he successfully displayed that it is possible to achieve success, even coming from a poor background.” Sinthumule said they strongly condemn fly-by-night businesses, who rob people of their hard-earned cash. Sinthumule urges the Sinthumule Kutama residents to utilise and fully support Afro Undertakers. Vhavenda Vho-King Sinthumule switched on refrigrators during the official opening.

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The Collins Chabane Local Municipality hereby gives no�ce in terms of the provisions of Sec�on 20 of the Spa�al Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 that, at its statutory Council si�ng on the 27th of July 2018 (as per memorandum number A06/28/06/2018) the Council approved and adopted the Collins Chabane Spa�al Development Framework 2018 – 2022. The Spa�al Development Framework will come into opera�on on the date of publica�on thereof in the Provincial Gaze�e. T.C. Ngobeni Municipal Manager Old DCO Building Hospital Road Malamulele, 0982. PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (BASIC ASSESSMENT PROCESS) FOR THE PROPOSED TSHAKUMA SHOPPING CENTRE

AND FILLING STATION IN MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY OF VHEMBE DISTRICT, LIMPOPO PROVINCE No�ce is hereby given in terms of Regula�on published in Government no�ce GNR 327 Amended on the 7th of April 2017 published in terms of Chapter 5 of the Na�onal Environmental Management Act (Act no. 107 of 1998) and the EIA Regula�ons of the intent to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment study for the project outlined in this advert. NATURE OF ACTIVITY The proposed Tshakuma Shopping centre and filling sta�on in Tshakuma Village under Makhado Local Municipality of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. The proposed project cons�tutes of ac�vi�es listed under Na�onal Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 as amended on 7 April 2017 which are: Ac�vity 27- The clearance of an area of 1 hectares or more, but less than 20 hectares of indigenous vegeta�on, expect where such clearance of indigenous vegeta�on is required for (i) the undertaking of a linear ac�vity; or (ii) maintenance purpose undertaken in accordance with a maintenance management plan” of Lis�ng No�ce 1 of GNR 327, Ac�vity 28- Residen�al, Mixed, retail, commercial, industrial or ins�tu�onal developments where such land was used for agriculture or afforesta�on on or a�er 01 April 1998 and where such development (i) will occur inside an urban area, where the total land to be developed is bigger than 5 hectares; or (ii) will occur outside an urban area, where the total area to be developed is bigger than

1 hectares” of Lis�ng No�ce 1 of GNR 327 and Ac�vity 14- The development of facili�es or infrastructure, for the storage, or for the storage and handling, of a dangerous good, where such goods storage occurs in containers with a combined capacity of 80 cubic metres or more but not exceeding 500 cubic metres” of Lis�ng No�ce 1 of GNR 327. The ac�vi�es listed require an Environmental Impact Assessment to be undertaken by an Environmental Impact Assessment Prac��oner to apply for the Environmental Authorisa�on. LOCATION The proposed site is located in Tshakuma village under Makhado Local Municipality of Vhembe District GPS: LAT: 23o03’51.6"S and LON: 30o18’27.8"E NAME OF APPLICANT Tshakuma Development Trust NAME OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PRACTITIONER Plantago Lanceolata (Pty) Ltd REGISTRATION OF INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTIES This No�ce serves to invite all Interested and Affected Par�es on the project to kindly register as stakeholders to the proposed project so as to have an opportunity to correspond with the project team on project ac�vi�es. In order to register as Interested and Affected Par�es you can contact us by telephone, fax or e-mail within 30 days of this no�ce Date: Will be communicated. REGISTRATION, QUERIES OR WRITTEN COMMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO Divhani Mulaudzi; TEL: 012 441 7001; Fax: 086 458 5035, Email: divhani01@, Address: 305 Adverto Towers, 80 Celliers Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0002 STRICTLY NO JOBS

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Purpose: The MFMIP is an organised professional training and work experience programme with the goal of providing high-quality training and practical exposure in all aspects of Municipal Finance Management. The programme has a logical training sequence that builds on the skills and competencies acquired during University and Technikon training. Requirements: • 3-year  BCom  degree/National  Diploma  in  the  following  fields:  Financial  Accounting/Management  Accounting/Risk  Management/Auditing  •  Excellent  computer  skills  • Good interpersonal skills • Ability to work under pressure • Communication skills. Key performance areas include but are not limited to: • Implementation of MFMA, GRAP  and Budget Reforms • Financial and budget management • Internal auditing, risk, performance  and project management • Expenditure and supply chain procurement management • Revenue  and income management • Asset management. Enquiries: TD Mufamadi at (015) 960-2082 or e-mail: Application  forms  are  obtainable  from  Reception  at  the  Main  Municipal  Offices  in  Vhembe  District Municipality and the Municipal website: A detailed CV plus original certified copies of ID and qualifications must be submitted together with the application form to our Human Resource Department, PO Box 5009, Thohoyandou 0950. Please note: • If you did not receive notification regarding this advertisement within 1 month  from the closing date, assume that your application was unsuccessful • Candidates must be  willing to be exposed to an interview process and be aware that references will be contacted for verification • Appointments will be made according to the Council’s Employment Equity Plan,  which ensures representation of designated groups in the Municipality • Late applications will  not be considered • The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment. Closing date: 30 August 2018 Municipal MunicipalManager Manager- Mr M.R. Rambado Mugivhela Human Communications 142769


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BID NO 49/2017/2018A – CONSTRUCTION OF UNIVEN TO MAUNGANI ACCESS ROADS Thulamela Municipality invites bidders for the Construction of Univen to Maungani Access Road. The project is situated in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province. Tenderers will be required to demonstrate experience to employ staff that will satisfy EPWP requirements during the contract period. BID NO




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Tender documents are available from Thulamela Local Municipality at office number 02 at R3.00 per page from the 13th of August 2018 or can be downloaded from the E-tender portal for free. ( ) A compulsory site inspection will be conducted once only on 17 August 2018 at 11h00 at University main entrance gate co-ordinates (S = 220 58’ 24”; E = 300 26’55”). Interested service providers will be expected to submit the prices with the following compulsory requirements: • Tax compliance status letter or Tax compliance status pin. • Company registration documents (e.g. CK). • Organogram and CVs of proposed project teams. • Proof of CIDB grade of 8CE or higher. • Proof of registration on CSD (Central Suppliers database). • Proof of municipal rates and taxes or municipal services charges owed by the bidder or any of its directors, not in arrears for more than 3 months (the proof of municipal rates and taxes or municipal service charges to be submitted must not be older than 3 months from the closing date of the bid). • If the company is required by law to be audited we need audited annual financial statements for the past 3 years or audited financial statements since the establishment of the company if the company was established during the past 3 years. If the company is not required by law to be audited, please provide us with a letter from a registered accountant stating that you are not required to be audited and the reasons thereof. • Proof of registration for COIDA (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act). • List of similar successful executed projects with client contact details and contract values (attach appointment letters and completion certificates). • All documentation listed in the Tender document under item 2(a): Compliance with Tender Conditions and other Requirements under section T1.2: TENDER DATA should be submitted as compulsory requirements. The submitted tender document must contain all pages, as indicated, in specified colour, page sequence (incl. double sided) and binding method. The binding method must be staples plus an adhesive tape binding. The successful tenderer must subcontract a minimum of 30% of the value of the contract to an EME or QSE as per Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000(Act No.5 of 2000). NB: Service providers must submit their certified BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS). Functionality will be scored out of 100% and bidders who score less than 70% will not be considered for further evaluation.

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The tender must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly indicating the project name and Bid number – BID NO 49/2017/2018A on the outside and must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Municipality Offices, not later than 11:00 on 11 September 2018. 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. Administrative queries can be directed to Ms. Mudau P at 015 962 7796 and technical queries can be directed to Ms. Chauke MH 060 983 8201, during office hours. 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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Oldies can shine during Musina’s Golden Games enjoying themselves by taking part in various sports activities. The Musina Golden Games She told the senior citizens that took place at the Lesley there were many advantages to Manyathela Stadium on taking part in sports. Thursday and caused a lot of She encouraged other senior excitement and fun for the citizens who are not forming region’s elderly athletes. The part of the sports clubs to join Golden Games event is part their colleagues. of the Department of Health’s “We are happy that all 12 initiative of keeping the wards of our municipality elderly busy and healthy. Only are well represented in these senior citizens who are 60 games. We have no doubt that years old and above can take this will encourage those who part in these games. are sitting at home to come Senior Sport

One of the entrants was the 75-year-old Mr Simon Madamalala from Shakadza village. The old man, who runs like a cheetah, took the first position during the 200 metres race. “Many people say I’m old, but I have the energy of a 21-year-old boy. I always keep myself busy to make sure I’m always fit,” he said. Madamalala, who is a member of the senior citizens club in his village, said he prefered walking to taking a taxi in order to keep himself fit. “Together with my colleagues, we practise three times a week to keep ourselves busy. I have no doubt that I will represent Musina Municipality well during the Vhembe District Games,” he said. When launching the games, Mayor Mihloti Muhlope said it was good to see the elders

and join the fun. Moreover, the competition was tough today, and I’m convinced that the selected team will represent us well in the district competitions,” she said. Muhlope said she was aware of the challenges that the elders were having when they played Senior citizens prepare themselves before the start of the Golden Games at Lesley Manyathela sports. “We have noticed that Stadium. there is shortage of sporting equipment and sportswear. We Private Bag X5066 will sit down with the leaders of the various teams to see how we Thohoyandou can assist.”

INVITATION TO BID INVITATION TO REGISTER AND TO UPDATE DETAILS ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN FORESTRY COMPANY SOC LTD (SAFCOL), KOMATILAND FORESTS SOC LTD (KLF) SUPPLIER DATABASE AND CENTRAL SUPPLIER DATABASE (CSD) AND NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS DOING BUSINESS WITH SAFCOL AND KLF The South African Forestry Company SOC Ltd (SAFCOL) and Komatiland Forests SOC Ltd, pursuant to the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 1999 read together with the Supply Chain Management Regulations (2005) as well as Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 pertaining to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act No. 05 of 2000, hereby invites suppliers/service providers to register on the Company’s supplier database for 2018/19 financial year. The supplier database aims at giving all potential suppliers an equal opportunity to do business with SAFCOL / KLF. Although preference will always be given to registered suppliers, it does not necessary follow that those who are not yet registered will be excluded from doing business with SAFCOL / KLF. Service providers currently registered on our Database should re-register or submit updated valid documents for re-registration should their documents have expired. Companies must ensure that all the mandatory documents are attached to their registration forms. Failure to adhere to the above requirements and incomplete application forms will lead to your application being rejected. Supplier database registration forms may be physically accessed through the below mentioned address during office hours between 08h00 to 16h00 or electronically be downloaded from Company’s website:, with effect from 01 August 2018 until 30 August 2018. All suitable and interested prospective suppliers are encouraged to register onto National Treasury`s Central Supplier Database (CSD) by logging onto to the website address of or by logging onto National Treasury website address of then click on CSD database icon. Enquiries pertaining to completion, submission and registration of supplier database forms may be directed to the following officials during office hours on 013 754-2700 and Email: - Mr Zwelakhe Fakude / Clyton Ngomane. NOTE: • Only ORIGINAL registration forms will be accepted. Completed Supplier Registration documents, endorsed on the envelope: “Supplier Registration Forms” for the attention of the above mentioned officials must be forwarded as indicated: Physical Address: (KLF) - 10 Streak Street, Mbombela, 1200. Physical Address: (SAFCOL) - Podium on Menlyn Building, 43 Ingersol Road, Lynwood Glen, Pretoria. • Please note that no unsigned or faxed forms will be accepted • SAFCOL and its subsidiaries reserves the right to reject any application, which in its opinion failed to comply with the registration requirements or criteria and registration does not guarantee any business opportunities. ACTING CFO - MR JOHN MARUMA

The Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror, two proudly independent newspapers in the Limpopo Province, are looking for talented and dedicated marketers to join their sales team. The newspapers have been part of the communities since 1985 and 1990, respectively, and are market leaders with the top ABC-figures in the province. They provide an ideal platform for businesses, municipalities and any other organisations, aiming to reach the region’s decision-makers. The company needs two sales representatives to assist clients with their advertising campaigns

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Thulamela Municipality is inviting capable service providers for design and implementation of the following electrical projects (turnkey projects) Bid number

Project Description

Estimated Units

CIDB Grading

Evaluation Criteria

Nonrefundable Cash Deposit for the Tender Documents

22/ 2018/ 2019

Design and Electrification Mavhonde Village.


3EP or Higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 3.00 per page

23/ 2018/ 2019

Design and Electrification of Vhufulwi Tshitereke village


3EP OR Higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 3.00 per page

24/ 2018/ 2019

Design and Electrification of Dzwerani Village


5EP OR Higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 3.00 per page

25/ 2018/ 2019

Design and Electrification of Tshandama village


3EP OR Higher

80/20 Preference points system and functionality

R 3.00 per page

Tender documents are obtainable from Procurement Office, Office No. 02 Thulamela Municipality Main Offices, during the following times: 08:00 to 15:30 (Monday to Friday) as from 16 August 2018 or can alternatively be downloaded from e-tender portal ( A compulsory briefing meeting will take place at Thulamela Municipality Council Chamber on the 21 August 2018 at 11:00. Interested Engineers and Contractors will be expected to submit the Bid documents with the following compulsory requirements. • Tax Compliance Status Letter or Tax Compliance Pin Number. • Company registration documents (eg. CK). • Proof of registration with CIDB • Proof of registration with ECSA • Proof of valid indemnity • Proof of registration on CSD • Proof of municipal rates and taxes or municipal service charges owed by the bidder or any of its directors, not in arrears for more than 3 months. (The proof of municipal rates and taxes or municipal service charges to be submitted must not be older than three (3) months from the closing date of the bid • List of electrification projects completed in the last 5 years by both consulting engineer and contractor with clients contact details and contract values (Attached completion certificates)

Points for functionality



Experience of the Construction Company


Plant Equipment


Electrical Engineers Qualification and proof of ECSA registration


Experience of Electrification projects Consulting Electrical Engineering Com- 30 pany and Personnel Financial References of the Construction Company


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 NB: Service providers must submit their Certified BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African Accreditation System only (SANAS) or sworn affidavit. Bids will be assessed under the provisions of the following Acts and its Regulations: Municipal Finance Management Act, (Act 56 of 2003); PPPFA, Supply Chain Management Policy of the municipality in accordance with the specifications and in terms of preferential points system and functionality as per the advert and bid document. 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, 31 August 2018 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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Surprise ending to Sasol League clash when Young Stars walk off who easily palmed the ball away for a corner kick. The Sasol Women’s League The struggle continued, with game between Shayandima Morning Stars dictating terms Morning Stars and Tshandain all departments. Morning ma Young Stars, which was Stars were awarded another played at the Guvhukuvhu penalty towards the end of the grounds on Sunday, ended first half. This followed after in an unusual way. Morning their striker, Nthabiseng MatsStars were leading 3-0 when wi, was brought down within the game came to an abrupt the box. Takalani Makhavhu end in the 84th minute when shot wide from the white spot. Young Stars’ players walked The half-time score was 0-0. off. Morning Stars continued Young Stars looked hopefrom where they left off in the less from the onset. That first half. The keeper of Young gave Morning Stars lots of Stars, Fhodzani Mudau, misopportunities to invade their handled the ball and Mulalo territory throughout the first Mufanadzo blasted in a rocket half, although they squandered to give her side a 1-0 lead. Young Stars lost their playmaker, Arinao Mudzielwana, through a red card. She kicked Onezwa Pinana intentionally and the referee was quick to flash red. Morning Stars then scored two goals through Nthabiseng Matswi in in quick succession. Realizing that the chances were good for them to concede more than half a dozen goals, the managing director of Young Stars, Ms Norah Mudzielwana, ordered her players to leave the field of play in the 84th minute. The players carried out the instruction and that prompted the referee to Thama Mashavha of Young Stars (left) and Munei Nemuramba of blow the final whistle. Morning Stars are focused on the ball. By Frank Mavhungu

numerous obvious scoring chances. Their captain, Nthabiseng Matswi, was unlucky in the seventh minute. She went loose from the middle of the park and faced the stranded keeper. Instead of chipping the ball and trying other possible ways, Munei Nemuramba chose to unleash aimlessly from inside the box and the ball went wide. Not long after that, a defender of Young Stars handled the ball intentionally within the box and the referee, Ms Vhahangwele Nembaleni, awarded Morning Stars a penalty. Kelibone Mnisi caused an upset by shooting straight to the keeper,

Can the Stars of Tshandama shine over Samba Girls in Sasol match? Stars have another mountain to climb this weekend. They will host Samba Girls at the After donating league points to Shayandima Tshandama Grounds tomorrow. Young Stars Morning Stars, to whom they lost 0-3 in their must win the match in order to enhance their Sasol Women’s League match at the Guvhuku- chances of escaping the relegation axe at the vhu grounds last Sunday, Tshandama Young end of the season. The other Vhembe District-based side, Chippas United Ladies, will play in front of their home crowd. They will host Re Tla Dira Ladies at the Makhuvha Stadium on Sunday. Chippas are not safe when it comes to relegation. They shared the spoils with Samba Girls at the Raliphaswa grounds, following their goalless draw. Chippas’ playmaker, Maggie Mukhuwana, will be available for selection on Sunday after watching the game against Samba Girls from the sideline due to suspension. Shayandima Morning Stars will travel to Botlokwa, where they will test their strength against Botlokwa Ladies at the Sefene High School Grounds. Morning Stars will pin their hopes on Munei Nemuramba, Dolly Mnisi and the team’s captain, Lindelani Ndou, for goals. The pace setters, Maindis Ladies, will entertain Mandebele Happy Fighters at the Capricorn FET College grounds. The other league title chasers, Kanatla Ladies, will host Moria Sweepers at the Nylstroom Hoërskool Grounds. Should they fail to collect the maximum points against Moria Sweepers, Kanatla will have to forget about winning the league championship. University of Limpopo and Real Mighty Ladies will fight for league points at the Oscar Mphete Stadium in Turfloop. First Touch Academy will have a date with Mphanama Ladies at the Ladanna grounds in Polokwane. Sisters FC are waitingto face Seven Stars Ladies at the Nwamitwa Chippas United Ladies’ playmaker, Maggie MukhuwaGrounds. na. By Frank Mavhungu

Thakhani Munengiwa of Bembani kicks the ball while Mulalo Masindi of Thohoyandou is on the way to intercept.

Thohoyandou FC simply too strong for Bembani dou increased the margin six minutes afterwards. Rendani In their Thulamela Local Mnete made no mistake after Football Association League receiving a neat pass from Phamatch played at the Muledane thutshedzo Nekhwevha. grounds on Sunday, ThohoyBembani pulled one back in andou FC taught Bembani FC the 24th minute. They were a lesson when they crushed awarded a penalty after their them 5-3. striker, Awelani Munyai, was brought down within the box. It took the visitors only two Takalani Singo scored from the minutes to stamp their author- white spot. ity on the game. Masindi RamBembani’s goal seemed to bau forced his way through the be an insult to Thohoyandou. defence of Bembani and beat Gudani Mukhwantheli tried his the keeper with a half volley. luck with a long-range volley. Bembani panicked after Tho- The keeper of Bembani could hoyandou’s opening goal and only watch as the ball went subsequently lost shape in the beyond his reach. midfield. They were severely The home side reduced the punished for that. Thohoyanmargin in the 35th minBy Frank Mavhungu

ute. Gudani Silima beat the keeper with a ground cutter. A scramble within the Bembani’s danger area gave rise to the Thohoyandou outfit’s fourth goal in the 39th minute. Masindi Rambau gave the ball a final touch to bring the half-time score to 4-2. The referee, Mr Takalani Mbedzi, reprimanded Thivhusiwi Mahabeledzha of Bembani with a card for dangerous play in the 64th minute. Gudani Mukhwantheli scored the fifth goal for Thohoyandou from a free kick in the 74th minute. Ipfi Tshitangoni scored the third for Bembani from a free kick towards the end of the game.

Benny’s hammer Tshiozwi Mates By Kaizer Nengovhela

brought down just outside the box. Emmanuel Lesiba made no mistake and found the back of the net. Madzulo Mudzanani went loose from the right corner before unleashing a powerful shot to score the third goal. Mates lost shape in the middle of the park after the goal and Bennys capitalised and increased the tally in the 64th minute. Emmanuel Lesiba dribbled past two defenders

and the keeper before he scored the fourth goal of his team. Phathutshedzo Mulaudzi and Dakalo Ralephata of Mates were cautioned with yellow cards for different infringements. Mates should have scored in the 78th minute, but Calvin Ramushengi shot wide. Benny’s scored their fifth via Madzulo Mudzanani late in the game.

Benny’s Care Academy gave Tshiozwi Mates a day to remember when they hammered them 5-0 in their Limpopo The Fresh One league match played at Tshiozwi on Sunday. The game was initially a balanced affair, with both sides creating some scoring chances. The first 10 minutes saw Benny’s missing two clear chances. Zwoluga Madzhie, who received a great pass from Lesedi Machete, unleashed a powerful shot from close range. The ball hit the crossbar and landed outside the field of play for a goal kick. Sibusiso Nzimande committed a similar blunder a little later. Benny’s took the game to their opponents soon afterwards. Their efforts did not pass without reward as they opened their account in the 25th minute. Madzulo Mudzanani beat the keeper with a longrange volley. The halftime score was 1-0 in favour of Benny’s. Early in the second half, Benny’s stamped their authority on the game. They were awarded a free kick afPhathutshedzo Mulaudzi of Mates and Lesedi Machete go for the ter Masala Mudau was ball.


Black Leopards win derby for a good start to season By Frank Mavhungu Black Leopards started their Absa Premiership campaign on a high note, following their 1-0 victory over Polokwane City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday evening. A combination of City’s former Black Leopards players, Jabulani Maluleke and Rodney Ramagalela, was a thorn in the side of the Leopards defenders. Mwape Musonda, Leopards’

sharpshooter, could not live up to the fans’ expectations as he was well contained. City enjoyed more ball possession in the first 10 minutes of the game, but things changed soon afterwards. Leopards’ left winger, Xolani Ndlovu, was brought down just outside the box 12 minutes into the game. Karabo Tshepe took the shot and beat the City keeper, George Chigova, with a half volley. The ball hit the woodwork and crossed the goal

Black Leopards’ players celebrate the team’s goal.

line. Marvin Sikhosana of City was the first player to be cautioned with a card. He found himself on the wrong side of the football laws after tackling Xolani Ndlovu in a rough manner in the 19th minute. City came close to scoring in the 37th minute. Banele Sikhondze forced his way through the defence of Leopards and dished a square pass to Ramagalela, who was in a perfect scoring position. Instead of relaxing on the ball and picking his spot, Ramagalela unleashed a volley. The ball went far wide. Leopards replaced their frontrunner, Joseph Mhlongo, with their slender striker, Ivan Mahangwahaya, in the 64th minute. Mahangwahaya combined well with Mwape Musonda and Karabo Tshepe at the forefront. Leopards played defensive football for about 15 minutes after the replacement. That gave the City defenders a chance to advance to the centre of the pitch. The visitors from Thohoyandou missed two clear chances towards the end of the game. Ivan Mahangwahaya and Mwape Musonda shot wide one after the other. Leopards played against Highlandspark at the Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa yesterday. The results of the match were not available at the time of our going to press.

Final hurdle for MTG League teams By Frank Mavhungu Most of the affiliates for the MTG League, or Thulamela Local Football Association as it was formerly known, will play their final league matches for the current season this weekend. The Stream A log leaders, Begwa United Brothers, have nothing to lose in their final match. Begwa are already sure of a place in the SAB League. They are leading the pack with 69 points, 16 ahead of Munangwe United Brothers. Muraga Hazard Hotspurs are also preparing for a new life in the higher division. They are leading Stream B with 66 points. The second-placed Mukoma All Stars have deposited 52 points into their league account to date. Stream C is led by Tswinga Young Stars, who have 66 points, 12 ahead of Tshiulungoma FC. Even if they lose their last match by whatever margin, Ngovhela XI Experience will be campaigning in the SAB League when the activities for the new season start next

month. Ngovhela are leading Stream D with 78 points. Miluwani Happy Boys are behind them with 66 points. Tshilapfene Arsenal must beat Ngwenani Manchester United in their last match in order to gain promotion to the SAB League. They will meet at the Ngwenani grounds tomorrow. Makwarani Frelimo Boys need one point in their last match. They are shining on top of Stream G with 64 points, seven ahead of Vhutalu Mountain Rangers. Mountain Rangers have a match in hand. Shadani Dangerous Scorpi-

ons will also be campaigning in the higher division next season. They are on top of the Stream H league log. Tshanzhe Pre-Mighty and Ngalavhani FC must win their last matches in order to gain promotion to the SAB League. Unlike in the previous seasons, where the champions from the 10 streams would meet in the Champ of Champs matches in order to determine the overall champions, the champions from the 10 streams will gain automatic promotion to the SAB League this season. This was confirmed by the league’s chairman, Mr Ephraim Singo.

The Stream A champions, Begwa United Brothers FC.

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Limpopo The Fresh One Stream A Team Played Won Draw Lost Greenway Soccer Academy 29 26 2 1 Matika FC 27 18 4 5 Ravele Black Dragons 30 18 2 10 Madombidzha Celtics FC 28 16 5 7 Madombidzha Try Again 27 15 7 5 Benny's Sports Academy 22 15 5 2 Tshikota Chelsea FC 30 13 7 10 Ramahantsha Lotavha FC 25 14 1 10 Tshiozwi Barcelona FC 28 13 3 12 Ravele Highlanders FC 27 12 1 14 Chris United 29 10 5 14 Sinthumule Dangerous 30 7 7 16 Tshiozwi Mates FC 30 6 5 19 Gogobole Bucs FC 27 4 5 16 Gogobole Home Defenders 26 4 3 19 Tshiozwi Dynamos FC 29 1 2 26

For 104 62 85 62 53 65 50 62 58 49 51 41 32 38 27 14

Against Points 25 80 28 58 49 56 28 53 28 52 17 50 36 46 48 45 59 42 46 37 58 35 75 28 62 19 77 17 69 15 109 5

Limpopo The Fresh One Stream B Team Played Won Draw Lost MML FC 25 17 2 6 Zoutpansberg Powerlines 25 15 6 4 Manavhela Ablex FC 23 13 6 4 Madodonga Happy Hearts 25 13 6 6 Muduluni Young Chiefs 12 6 7 25 Mira Black Pull 23 11 8 4 Muraleni Young Rebellions 25 9 10 6 Zamekomste Happy Boys 24 10 2 12 Maebani Aces United 6 11 6 23 Dave 16 FC 19 8 4 7 Manyeleti FC 24 5 5 14 Makhitha Iya Runga 25 4 4 17 Makhitha Yellow Birds 4 3 19 26 Kutama Young Stars 22 2 3 17

For 50 59 46 50 46 46 34 28 35 30 29 21 31 19

Against Points 25 53 31 51 27 45 32 45 29 42 26 41 28 37 40 32 29 29 30 28 42 20 55 16 62 15 56 9

Hlanganani Local Football Association Stream A

Team Played Masakona United FC 25 Bungeni Young Diplomats 25 Mbokota FC 26 Caledon Junior Birds 26 Mashamba Record 24 Basani Arrow Chiefs 26 Matsila Morning Sweepers 26 Njhakanjhaka Mighty 22 Jomo Young Stars 25 Njhakanjhaka United 23 Chavani United FC 23 Riverside FC 22 Bodwe FC 22 Pfananai Fc 24

Won 18 16 15 13 13 9 8 8 8 7 6 5 5 4

Draw 2 4 7 7 3 7 10 4 3 5 5 3 2 2

Lost 5 5 4 6 8 10 8 10 14 11 12 14 15 18

For 65 45 38 62 55 37 33 25 30 31 44 19 15 15

Against Points 23 56 21 52 21 52 50 46 42 42 36 34 32 34 30 28 52 27 34 26 56 23 46 18 40 17 37 14

Hlanganani Local Football Association Stream B

Team Played Slanger AC Milan 29 Mailaskop Pull Together 29 Manyima Mars Brothers 27 Mukondeni United FC 29 Mpheni Barcelona 29 Lambani United FC 29 Mailaskop Academy FC 29 Vleifontein United FC 29 Koki FC 26 Tshiwisa Mukondeni 28 Elim Blackpool Juniors 29 Donkerhoek City Crush 30 Elim All Stars 29 Elim Double Class 26 Mailaskop Action Killers 28 Tanaka FC 30

Won 18 18 16 15 15 14 12 11 11 11 8 7 7 6 4 2

Draw 7 7 5 7 6 8 11 10 6 6 8 6 6 5 10 4

Lost 4 4 6 7 8 7 6 8 9 11 13 17 16 15 14 24

For 57 61 55 44 35 43 42 51 39 35 31 34 35 30 31 26

Against Points 21 61 26 61 37 53 23 52 29 51 35 50 32 47 38 43 29 39 38 39 44 32 53 27 60 27 38 23 49 22 85 10

Makhado Local Football Association Nzhelele Stream A

Team Played Vuvha Digger United 28 Matshavhawe Come to See 30 Shanzha Continentals 27 Mauluma Light Commanders27 Matshavhawe United 26 Vuvha Kill Them All 26 Raliphaswa FC 24 Maelula New Mates 27 Mavhunga Home Sweepers 24 Murunwa FC 27 Mauluma All Stars 26 Makungwi Ackron 25 Mavhunga Thondoni 24 Maelula Stars 26 Tshirenzheni Seven Leopards27 Phadzima Shinning Stars 26

Won 20 18 17 16 12 10 9 7 8 7 7 8 8 7 3 1

Draw 6 5 5 5 10 9 10 12 8 8 7 4 4 5 7 6

Lost 2 7 5 6 4 7 5 8 8 12 12 13 12 14 17 19

For 46 42 43 57 61 45 32 30 31 35 37 32 20 32 18 18

Against Points 15 66 22 59 19 56 32 53 21 46 34 39 21 37 30 33 36 32 36 29 44 28 52 28 40 28 55 26 46 16 66 9

Makhado Local Football Association Nzhelele Stream B

Team Played Tshiendeulu New Castle 29 FUBS 29 Khalavha Young Chiefs 30 Mandala Young Vultures 28 Khakhu Young Chiefs 28 Tshithuthuni remember 27 Siloam XI Bullets 29 Thononda All Stars 29 Khalavha Napoli FC 29 Mudunungu Try Again 29 Tshikhudo FC 29 Tshikombani Super Stars 28 Maname Young Tigers 28 Milaboni Chop Them Down 28 M.T.M United FC 29 T.T Devoted Boys 29 SJ Masetoni Four Brothers 29

Won 20 19 16 16 18 16 10 10 9 8 8 9 7 7 4 5 3

Draw 6 7 10 10 4 7 10 9 7 10 8 3 8 6 7 2 6

Lost 3 3 4 2 6 4 9 10 13 11 13 16 13 14 18 22 20

For 65 39 57 55 52 37 26 27 28 35 31 30 28 32 41 26 38

Against Points 22 66 13 64 29 58 27 58 24 58 14 55 26 40 35 39 32 34 32 32 36 32 28 30 37 29 51 27 51 19 58 17 44 15

Lost 4 8 4 4 6 7 6 11 10 9 12 12 16 19 22 21 23 28

For 49 63 56 63 45 46 38 52 45 37 34 34 33 26 29 20 24 21

Against Points 17 73 30 61 23 61 32 59 23 58 32 57 29 56 40 50 32 49 38 43 28 42 49 34 51 33 59 30 65 27 53 26 30 22 79 13

MTG/PIB THULFA STREAM A Team Played Won Draw Lost Bengwa United Brothers 29 25 3 1 Munangwe United Brothers 28 18 6 4 New Discovery 29 14 6 9 Tshaulu H Lion 29 11 9 9 Lambani H Defenders 29 12 6 11 Mulindathavha O Swall 28 10 10 8 Citizen FC 29 11 5 13 Lukalo H Spurs 28 11 4 13 Tshaulu S Academy 27 8 10 9 Dimani Y Masters 29 8 10 11 Tshidzini FC 28 8 10 10 Nduvheni FC 28 8 8 12 Mushiro Y Stars 29 7 11 11 Tshamutshedzi FC 26 7 9 10 Buluni H Boys 29 6 11 12 New Look FC 29 0 8 21

For 76 54 48 34 37 34 39 38 39 37 33 28 32 35 25 12

Against Points 20 78 27 60 34 48 28 42 39 42 28 40 40 38 43 37 27 34 42 34 38 34 35 32 49 32 55 30 39 29 57 8


Team Played Mabidi Mighty Green 33 FC Mazhakandila 33 Tshino Village Brothers 31 Malonga Vultures 29 Nngwekhulu Real Rovers 30 Vyeboom United 33 Ramukhuba Developm 32 Tshimbupfe Disco Stars 33 Mianzwi Hungry Lion 31 Mashau Doli Anchors 30 Mashau Young Stars 32 Mashau Bafanas FC 32 Nesengani shooting Stars 29 Bofulama Blue Birds 33 Madobi Home Boys 33 Vangani FC 33 Tshakhuma Seven Stars 33 Mashau Thenga Black Lions 33

Won 22 18 17 17 17 16 15 14 14 11 11 8 10 8 8 7 6 4

Draw 7 7 10 8 7 9 11 8 7 10 9 10 3 6 3 5 4 1

MTG/PIB THULFA SUPER B Team Played Won Draw Lost Muraga Hot Spurs 29 18 10 1 Mukoma A Stars 29 16 7 6 Tshikonelo United 29 15 6 8 Benyini F Swallows 29 14 7 8 Tshikonelo Highlanders 28 12 10 6 Zwsaloni United 29 12 9 8 Tshififi FC 29 13 5 11 Azwibali FC 28 13 5 10 Dzingahe H Makers 29 11 8 10 Vhudimbilu R Block 29 10 8 11 Malavuwe G Movers 29 9 8 12 Mbahe F Rebels 29 6 12 11 Tshamutavha H Sand 29 7 7 15 Tshamutilikwa G Hokers 29 6 7 16 Sterkstroom R Chiefs 29 3 11 15 Mathielzha B Birds 29 5 2 22

For 51 46 48 49 34 39 37 44 34 44 29 37 37 32 29 17

Against Points 15 64 30 55 28 51 36 49 19 46 27 45 32 44 46 44 40 41 47 38 31 35 49 30 53 28 49 25 57 20 51 17

Team Tswinga Y Stars Tshiulungoma FC Tshikhudini FC Maniini Real Madrid Real Magidi FC Arsenal FC Thohoyandou FC Tshikovha Arsenal Bembani FC Nkwhathiseni FC Juventus FC Ravies FC Golo Liverpool Tambaulante F Peace Lufule F Bombers Makhuvha F Boys

MTG/PIB THULFA STREAM C Played Won Draw Lost 27 21 3 3 28 16 6 6 27 15 6 6 27 15 5 7 28 13 10 5 27 15 3 9 27 14 5 8 27 12 7 8 27 10 6 11 27 9 7 11 27 8 7 12 28 9 4 15 27 6 3 18 27 6 3 18 28 4 7 17 27 1 6 20

For 61 57 47 46 60 53 55 46 42 33 43 42 28 20 11 15

Against Points 16 66 26 54 28 51 33 50 34 49 37 48 32 47 29 43 43 36 50 34 46 31 47 31 65 21 73 21 45 19 55 9

Team Ngovhela XI Experience Miluwai H Boys Muungamunwe FC Ndondola FC Dzwerani U Brothers Manamani City Mapate Black Mambas Tshisaulu FC Mashawani Y Tigers Ngovhela FC Khumbe FC Tshimboni A Bullets Madamalala FC Sibasa All Stars Makakavhale S Stars Mahematshena Y Stars Mop Killers Shayandima A Stars

MTG/PIB THULFA STREAM D Played Won Draw Lost 31 26 3 2 31 22 6 3 31 22 4 5 31 19 3 9 30 19 2 9 31 17 5 9 31 16 7 8 31 16 4 11 31 14 8 9 31 14 6 11 31 14 3 14 31 10 4 17 31 9 5 17 31 8 4 19 30 7 3 20 31 6 2 23 31 2 5 24 31 0 0 31

For 84 80 64 61 51 50 47 49 35 62 40 30 28 41 19 33 13 9

Against Points 11 81 24 72 24 70 34 60 25 59 29 56 32 55 41 52 30 50 42 48 40 45 43 34 55 32 95 28 43 24 77 20 55 11 96 0

Team Tshilapfene Arsenal SP Phiphidi Bush Bucks Matondoni Sweepers Tshirembe Valley KIII Tshembuvhilo FC Ngwenani Manchester Tshiawelo Bosveld Lunungwi FC Mapholi Kill Them All Maha Gunners FC Vhutshavhelo FC Vondo Vibes Tshivhungululu H Vul Themba Heroes Mukumbai S Stars Ralies

MTG/PIB THULFA STREAM E Played Won Draw Lost 27 20 3 4 27 19 4 4 28 16 5 7 29 15 4 10 29 16 1 12 29 14 7 8 28 13 5 10 29 12 8 9 29 12 4 13 29 1 4 14 27 10 6 11 29 9 6 14 28 8 8 12 28 8 1 19 28 5 4 19 28 2 2 24

For 65 83 52 65 51 58 46 40 41 49 35 37 36 28 32 37

Against Points 24 63 32 61 26 53 43 49 35 49 57 49 44 44 38 44 42 40 48 37 32 36 45 33 49 32 65 25 70 19 105 8

Team Tshitereke Y Masters Tshidimbini B Lion Tshitereke C Stars Mukula Tshibika Domboni FC Mukula Equitor Tshivhilwi Y Stars Matashe FC Vondwe U Brothers Makhuvha Up The Ants Vondwe D Tigers Vhufuli Pull Together Mukula S Stars Goodville Y Tigers Tshikambe FC Ngudza United

MTG/PIB THULFA STREAM F Played Won Draw Lost 28 20 8 0 29 17 3 9 27 15 8 4 28 12 8 8 28 12 8 8 28 12 6 10 30 10 10 10 29 11 6 12 28 8 13 7 29 9 8 12 28 9 7 12 27 7 9 11 27 7 8 12 27 6 7 14 29 5 5 19 26 3 8 15

For 74 41 55 48 45 63 53 45 33 44 41 47 37 39 31 21

Against Points 18 68 24 54 29 53 32 44 34 44 42 42 52 40 43 39 38 37 55 35 53 34 64 30 54 29 54 25 71 20 54 17

Team Makwarani F Boys Vhutalu M Rangers Tshipako H Spurs Khubvi P Makers Mukula Y Brothers Tshatshingo P Holes Mukula Avalon Makond Y Tigers MT Green Mambasa Damani P Line Muhuyu XI Experience Mukula M Killers Mudzidzidzi FC Tshiwani F Birds Tshilungwi Y Stars Khubvi F All Stars

MTG/PIB THULFA STREAM G Played Won Draw Lost 28 20 6 2 27 19 3 5 27 13 9 5 27 14 4 9 27 13 7 7 27 12 9 6 25 12 9 4 27 12 5 10 26 11 7 8 27 11 6 10 26 8 6 12 26 7 5 14 26 7 5 14 27 5 2 20 28 3 3 22 27 3 2 22

For 67 59 40 58 61 44 37 45 39 41 41 27 39 25 32 34

Against Points 21 66 22 60 29 48 33 46 38 46 25 45 19 45 43 41 27 40 45 39 48 30 36 26 51 26 59 17 87 12 103 11

Team Shadani D Scorpion Makonde Youth Mianzwi G Hornet Makonde FC Mashishi Y Tigers Tshiawelo D Vultures Maraxwe H Boys Makonde H Defenders Matangari Settlers Mudaswali U Brothers Tshiombo XI Securitas Tshagumbu FC Muhotoni FC Badiramogo FC Luvhimbi Wanders Makonde Man United Belathavha FC Tshiombo Try Again

MTG/PIB THULFA STREAM H Played Won Draw Lost 31 19 8 4 30 15 9 6 26 15 4 7 28 13 9 6 25 13 7 5 29 12 6 11 26 12 5 9 27 9 10 8 29 10 6 13 24 9 8 7 26 7 10 9 24 7 9 8 28 8 6 14 23 8 3 12 23 7 4 12 27 5 5 17 22 5 4 13 24 3 5 16

For 76 46 50 46 49 46 37 37 36 41 31 34 42 30 22 24 25 26

Against Points 26 65 30 54 39 49 32 48 30 46 51 42 31 41 33 37 42 36 30 35 34 31 32 30 48 30 40 27 50 25 48 20 46 19 56 14

Team Ngalavhani FC Mabila H Defenders Makwale Try Again Tshilavule Elite Lukau Hot Aces Sheshe Bush Bucs Luphephe FC Bashasha T Master Tshamujlungwi FC Mapulini Highlanders Mulodi Spain Managa Uprising Dzhanguluvhe FC MD United Phalama Y Vultures Tshaaanda FC

MTG/PIB THULFA STREAM I Played Won Draw Lost 27 17 9 1 27 15 10 2 25 15 6 4 27 13 9 5 26 13 7 6 26 13 5 8 27 10 9 8 26 9 8 9 27 10 3 14 26 8 9 9 27 6 11 10 27 7 7 13 27 7 6 14 27 6 7 14 27 4 5 18 27 3 3 21

For 49 45 35 48 35 36 29 32 46 31 29 40 24 29 36 14

Against Points 24 60 24 55 24 51 24 48 25 46 30 44 27 39 26 35 45 33 34 33 35 29 44 28 39 27 44 25 69 17 44 12



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Leopards supporters still without a home stadium By Kaizer Nengovhela The dreams of Black Leopards fans to watch their favourite team play their home matches in the ABSA Premiership at the Thohoyandou stadium have been shattered, at least for now. After inspecting the Thohoyandou Stadium last Wednesday, the Premier Soccer League’s chief operational officer, Professor Ronnie Schloss, had to make a final decision. On Thursday he announced that the stadium was not suitable for PSL games. Schloss visited Thohoyandou last Wednesday with other PSL officials to assess the stadium. The newly promoted Black Leopards have registered the stadium as their home ground. Leopards were supposed to host the Limpopo

derby against Polokwane City here on Saturday, but the match was moved to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Many soccer lovers from around Vhembe were left stranded after buying tickets indicating that the match would be played at Thohoyandou Stadium. The supporters, who filled the Thohoyandou stadium to watch Leopards while playing in the National First Division, had to travel 200 kilometres to Polokwane to attend Saturday’s match. Leopards have announced that they will be taking the decision of the PSL to have them play their home matches in Polokwane to arbitration. Schloss said that Thohoyandou Stadium’s suitability for Premier League clashes would be re-assessed after the construction work was

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from the PSL. He said that other documents would also have to be forwarded to the PSL. He was very positive about the outcome and believed that they would play the remaining matches at Thohoyandou Stadium. Thulamela Local Municipality’s spokesperson, Mr Ndwamato Tshiila, said that they had tried to revamp the stadium to enable it to host PSL games. “We have tried by all means to resolve the outstanding issues since we have been given the instruction by the PSL, but we hope that the remaining matches will be played here. We should have done that before. We were having some budget constraints, but right now we have tried to budget in a way that in two months’ time you will see that there will be a very serious development.”

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finished. “They have put up floodlights now, (but) there are certain minimum requirements that they have got to sort out, and I’m sure they can be (sorted out). But the PSL committee will have to look at it to ensure that it meets all the minimum requirements. The pitch is acceptable, those were problems in the past, and now it’s just a couple of safety items that need attention with regards to entry and exit. And I’m sure that if all these requirements are complied with there will be no problem,” he said. Schloss said that the most important concern was the safety of the spectators. He recommended the construction of three more gates, including one for people with disabilities. Leopard’s spokesperson, Berry Ramunenyiwa, said that they were anticipating a positive report


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10 August 2018 Limpopo Mirror  

Local newspaper bringing you the news, sport and more from Louis Trichardt and surrounding areas in Limpopo province, South Africa.

10 August 2018 Limpopo Mirror  

Local newspaper bringing you the news, sport and more from Louis Trichardt and surrounding areas in Limpopo province, South Africa.