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Xenophobia again? By Elmon Tshikhudo The ugly scars of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, which took a number of lives and left many injured and displaced, are still fresh in the minds of South Africans and the foreign nationals themselves. With the month of May being recognised nationally as Africa month, several Zimbabwean citizens in Vhembe are appealing for help as an alleged new war is being waged against them by locals. Since the beginning of March, Zimbabwean citizens in villages around Vhembe have been asking themselves what they have done wrong as they are randomly attacked and told to vacate villages, even though they have valid papers allowing them to be in the country legally. A gang of ruthless youths at Dididi village are waging a war of terror on residents, more specifically Zimbabweans and locals who have ties with foreign nationals. These youths reportedly launch their operations at night and mostly under the influence of liquor and have become a menace in the community, claiming to have the support of the local civic and traditional leader. Since their campaign started in early March this year, families have been misplaced while properties have also been destroyed. Some members of the
community were left with scars that will take time to heal. One of the first casualties was the Nematatani family. The family of seven has gone through trauma since the head of the family, Mr Admire Ncube, a Zionist bishop who is in the country legally, was expelled from the village, allegedly because he is a Zimbabwean. Ncube was expelled because he was allegedly behind the spate of crimes committed in the village. He is the sole breadwinner of the family and had to leave his family to fend for themselves. His eldest daughter, Ms Emulani Nematatani (22), was a student at Vhembe TVET College and had to abandon her studies because there is no one to support her. As if that were not enough, the youths allegedly went on the rampage last Sunday evening, attacking Zimbabweans and families who have ties with them. - Continues on page 2
Above: Mother Rudzani and daughter Emulani Nematatani with some broken poles that were to be used for roofing. Left: Scars obtained in the assault on Mr Edmore Gumbo Baketi.
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Bandelierkop gets own police station
Writers discuss importance of story-telling
By Isabel Venter The Bandelierkop SAPS branch has once again become a fully functional police station. From 1 May, the charge office at Bandelierkop has officially become a standalone police station, which means it will no longer be operated as a satellite police station for the Makhado SAPS. For the past eight years, the station was incorporated under the control and management of the local station. A dedicated policeman from the Makhado SAPS, Capt Silima Matodzi (066 4800 407), has been appointed as the new station commander for the station at Bandelierkop. He will be assisted in his crime-fighting duties by the Vispol Commander, W/O Josias Tsumbedzo Ramusilei (066 4800 419) and the detective branch commander, W/O Abednigo Mailula Matome (066 4800 414). Capt Matodzi appealed to members of the Bandelierkop community to continue to work closely with the police in the fight against crime. The station can be contacted at Tel 015 519 9600/9601.
example that he comes from an area where there are painters, “We add value to our present sculptors, singer, farmers and times by reading and writing bead-makers. the stories which are relevant “My stories start with all to us as Africans.” those people, because that’s A prominent poet and what I know,” he said. writer, Vonani Bila, made this The award-winning author bold statement while he was and acclaimed publisher, addressing book lovers and Rudzani Tshianane, said that readers, publishers, writers, in the book world, the journey booksellers, librarians, and started with being a reader. pupils during the recent World However, he developed a love Book Day celebration at the of writing as well. Makhado Public Library. “Publishers still rejected “I try to read things that some of my work that I knew make sense to me – and that’s was of high quality,” he said. “I the literature that surrounds knew the worthiness, necessity me and exists in my social and quality of my stories. They structure,” he said. “The stories always said that as a Black writare structured or pieced togeth- er I should write books suitable er from miniature details which to be prescribed for schools.” contribute to a whole. We need Tshianane felt that his stories to make our stories more releshould not only be seen as set vant to our world.” work in schools; he wanted Bila said any writer should to write beyond the schools’ at least first focus on what curricula. So, he set up Vhutsila they know best: he gave the Publishers and published his By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
One of the godfathers of African poetry in Tshivenda, Nthambeleni Nyamananga Phalanndwa, reads a poem by WMR Sigwavhulimu during the event.
Vonani Bila reads and writes stories that are relevant to him.
Published poet Rudzani Mmbengwa reads two poems in tribute to the late poets Tendamudzimu Robert Ratshitanga (Bepha la Vharendi) and Thifhulufhelwi Makhado (Lufuni Lwanga). The poems were written by the late poets themselves.
Maano Tuwani encourages people to speak less about books but read them.
own works as well as those of other writers. “I want to thank Vho Maano Tuwani of Guyo Book Service, who encouraged me to start a bookshop as well,” he said. “He is a selfless man, for not all people can invite competition.” A representative of Protea Boekhuis, Leigh-Ann Lendon, spoke about the availability of books and the book market, which includes the social media. She encouraged readers to read more books and writers to continue writing. This year’s World Book Day theme was “Reading Empowers”. In Louis Trichardt, the event was hosted by Guyo Book Service, in partnership with the Makhado Public Library. Guyo Book Service’s managing director, Maano Tuwani, urged people to read more books to get more knowledge and for entertainment and enjoyment.
A representative of Protea Boekhuis, Leigh-Ann Lendon, spoke about the availability of books and the book market.
Is it xenophobia or hooliganism? The Bandelierkop police station, no longer a satellite station, will fall under the command of the newly appoint station commander, Capt Silima Matodzi. Photo supplied.
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(From page 1) The Nematatani family was targeted again when a group known to the family came looking for Ncube. “We were asleep at around midnight when we heard the sound of a car passing. A short while later, the car came back and stopped right at our gate. I could hear voices outside and then some knocking at the door. I opened the door and people who are known to us said they wanted to come inside the house as they were looking for a Zimbabwean, referring to my father.” She said that she did not allow them in and told them they should first produce a search warrant to enter the house, which they did not have. “They told me they had been sent by the local chief and that he was in the bakkie,” said Emulani. She further indicated that, upon seeing that she was not going to give in, some threw stones at the house and hit her brother. They also allegedly broke and stole some poles that were meant for roofing. “We do not even know what wrong we have done to these people. They expelled my father; now they still torment us as if we owe them something. We are treated like foreigners in our country - all because our father is Zimbabwean.” She emphasised that life was miserable for them and was becoming worse, “because people we know are doing this.” The mother of the family, Ms Rudzani Nematatani (44), said their family was displaced because of petty village politics. “We thought we would have peace after they had expelled my husband, but they are still after us. I was born and bred here, and I do not know of any other home. I do not know where to go right now. We need help from this hell,” she said. Another unlucky Zimbabwean is Mr Edmore Gumbo Baketi (26). He was attacked while visiting a family in the village. “I was in one of the houses in the village when a mob arrived and started attacking me. They hit me with an assortment of weapons before abducting me and dumping me at the side of the road, thinking that I was dead.” Baketi further indicated that he is a peace-loving person who makes an honest living through piece jobs. “I wonder why they did this to me. If I
had done something wrong, they were supposed to have taken me to the chief or get me arrested. Just because I am a Zimbabwean they treat me in the most inhumane way.” The local civic leader, Mr Morris Mathoma, said he had heard about the incidents and had visited one of the families to get first-hand information. “We are very worried about the latest developments in the village, and we are going to sit down during the week and chart the way forward. We have identified those involved and we are going to summon them.” He added that they would like to see the problem solved once and for all. Limpopo police spokesperson Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe said they should report the cases and if they had no success at the local police station, they could also report to the cluster commander and even the police commissioner. The question that many are asking is whether the attacks are xenophobic or just another form of hooliganism in the village.
An injured mouth is still troubling Mr Edmore Gumbo Baketi.
Some members of the Nematatani family, who have become targets of attacks at Dididi.
Poet’s dream becomes a reality By Elmon Tshikhudo
talk was casual and they spoke about different topics, such as his poetry and other issues. He further indicated that the president was a very humble person who had also thanked and encouraged him to continue with his poetry. “When I indicated my wish to be his praise singer, he told me that I should leave my details with his spokesperson, as he was the one who dealt with such matters. I am very excited as, last year in May, I had a vision of reciting about and praising him. That was before he
became the president of the ANC and the country. It is now like my vision is bearing fruit and my dream will become a reality,” said Vendaboy. He further thanked British Airways and Limpopo Mirror for making his dream a reality. “Had it not been for this newspaper that published my wish, British Airways would not have known about me. You built me and now that I am invited to perform at big functions, many are finally taking me very seriously.”
Early last month this paper carried a story of a young poet whose wish was to meet South Africa’s first citizen, Pres Cyril Ramaphosa, and to recite a poem he had penned in honour of the politician. The other wish of well-known local poet Lutendo Mugagadeli (28), better known as Vendaboy Poet, is to be the president’s praise singer. The story reached a well-known airline, British Airways, who decided to give the president a surprise and make the poet’s dream a reality. British Airways then arranged for the poet to meet the president. Vendaboy boarded a flight from Durban to Johannesburg, seated next to and talking with the president. Vendaboy said he could not believe his ears when a message came through that he was to meet his idol. “Firstly, it was my first time to board a plane and the first time to sit next to the president, chatting to him all the way from Durban to Johannesburg. This will always be the best day of my life and a highlight in my career as a poet. Just imagine being seated next to the president of the country, touching on different topics. I still can’t believe it happened to me and this day will remain in my mind for the rest of my life,” he said. Vendaboy Poet meets his idol, South African president Mr Cyril Ramaphosa (left) on a Vendaboy said their plane from Durban to Johannesburg. Photo supplied.
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Beautiful ladies from Vhembe District who have a fuller figure are invited to take part in this year’s Miss Venda Plus-Size pageant. The Miss Venda Plus Size pageant was first presented by Mudifho Empire Entertainment last year. Nadney Mulaudzi, one of the organisers, said that the purpose of the competition was to cater for plus-size ladies. “We have noticed that society, fashion events, beauty pageants and any event that defines beauty discriminate against the plus-size ladies. Our main aim is to give them a platform to shine and accept their bodies,” Mulaudzi added. Mulaudzi said the pageant was open to all ladies aged between 16 and 30 and of size +36. “They must be located in Venda. This is Miss Venda Plus-Size queen for 2017, Preshy an opportunity Lyon Sibambu. Photo supplied.
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“Pupils and educators must work together” By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
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Pupils from secondary schools in the Sinthumule and Kutama areas were motivated and encouraged to focus on their studies and work harder. This happened during the sixth annual Sintamassip Community Development excellence awards and motivational ceremony that was held at the Assemblies of God Church at Madombidzha village. “We are calling upon pupils to pull up their socks and work even harder, so that they may have something to touch at the end of the year,” said Sintamassip Community Development’s chairperson, Mr Tshiila Ravhuhali. “You’ve got to first sweat to get some good things in life. No achievement comes on a silver platter.” Other speakers and experts in various career fields provided career guidance to the pupils. The guest artist, Lufuno Dagada, mesmerised people with his award-winning music. During the event, life-time achievement awards were handed to two former principals, Mr Piet Marageni and Mr George Mathivha, for the good and positive leadership during the years when they were educators and principals. “They contributed towards the upliftment of education in our area in amazing ways,” he said. The Soutpansberg East Circuit’s manager, Mr Falaza Baloyi, acknowledged the good work of the educators and pupils and wished them all the best of luck in the 2018 academic year. “Work in peace and cooperation with your principals,” he said. Three pupils, Musiwalo Kutama, Tsumbedzo Tshivhenga and Tshinanga Rantete, who all excelled in the 2017 academic year, were acknowledged during the event. A R2 000 cash prize and a trophy was awarded to Musiwalo for being a top pupil in science, while Tsumbedzo and Tshinanga were also awarded certificates and trophies. “We want the current Grade 11 and 12 pupils to feel encouraged to work harder and score excellent marks,” Ravhuhali concluded. “We would like to thank all our sponsors and partners who,
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The provincial treasurer of Sanco, Vhamusanda Progress Kutama, said that the Sinthumule-Kutama residents have lost hope and trust in the Makhado Municipality regarding service delivery. In a press statement delivered to Limpopo Mirror this week, Kutama said that when the tarred road from Madabani to Tshikwarani was built, it was a relief to the residents to move in safety to the different places along the road. “Now the road has turned to be a slaughter house and a thorn in the flesh of the community. If one want to see the mother of potholes, you must come and look at this road,” he said. According to Kutama, the municipality “is always speaking in double tongues and empty promises are the order of the day.” He also invited the municipal officials to a meeting to discuss the issue. According to him, Sanco knows the government seems to understand better when the masses protest in the streets, but that it will be a better option to discuss the issue in a calm and polite way around a table.
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Mbeu helps Fholovhodwe’s youth more courage to beef up this initiative. We then started On Monday, Christmas came with career-guidance sessions, early for seven schools and back-to-school campaigns and two clinics in the Niani area fun-walk activities in 2015 to after a local non-profit orgaraise funds to assist the youth. nization, Mbeu Community With the funds raised and the Development, showered them donations, we were able to with study guides and more buy study guides and sanitary than 1 000 sanitary towels. towels.” The chairperson and founder The schools that benefited of the organization, Vhahaninclude Tshipinda Primary, gwele Munyai, said youths from Folovhodwe Primary, Dzimauli Folovhodwe came together to Secondary, Muswodi Tshisiform their structure in 2015. mani Primary, Ratshibvumo “Taking into consideration Secondary, Malinge Primary that we are situated deep in and Malilele Secondary. “We the Niani area, we decided also distributed sanitary towels to come up with something to Folovhodwe and Shakadza that will empower our youth clinics. This is to make sure academically. Young people are that those who do not go to our future leaders and as such, school or cannot afford to buy they need support to be able to the pads should be able to realize their educational poten- access them at public health intial. We were so happy to note stitutions. We are also going to that there is so much interest do a donation to Doreen Farm from the youth and it gave us School very soon. In terms of Education
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“Work hard and you will live longer” long life included his hard work as a bricklayer many years ago. “I worked the whole day build“If you want to have long life, eat healthy food, ing houses, schools, churches and clinics. When stay away from alcohol, do a lot of physical I sit down doing nothing, I feel like there is work and have only one sexual partner.” something missing in my body. I seldom get sick, These are the wise words of Mr Khaukanani because my body is physically fit and healthy. I Obed Lukhwa (86) of Mukula village, who encourage other senior citizens to keep themdescribed himself as a “young boy” whose age selves busy to be healthy at all times.” does not stop him from doing what he enjoys He said he enjoyed eating fruit and vegetables most – the art of farming. and he did not prefer meat. “I can rather go for Lukhwa, who owns a farm at his home village, fish, mopane worms or dried vegetables instead does not have workers and he does everything of meat. Alcohol is a taboo and I drink a lot of on his own. “I wake up at 04:00 every day and water daily. We can have a very healthy commuwalk to my nearby farm. I then walk back home nity if young people can emulate my life.” at 10:00 to have some breakfast and go back to the farm again. At 13:00, I go back home for lunch and return to the farm at 14:00, until I call it a day at 17:00. I don’t even use a walking stick, because I’m still very strong on my own.” He said he had started farming many years ago after he had retired as a bricklayer. “Farming is my passion and I will never stop until my last day on earth. Besides getting some cash by selling my products to the public, the daily activities on my farm keep me strong and healthy. I operate all the garden tools on my own and never need any assistance.” Mr Khaukanani Obed Lukhwa (86) is proudly pictured with some of Lukhwa added that one of the secrets of his the products he personally farms. Health
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they cannot have their own. Khosi Ravhura said he did not know whether the shebeens and lodges that had popped up in the area should be blamed for such conduct. “I would be pleased if the mother of the child could be found and be arrested by the police,” he said.
The police in the Thohoyandou Cluster are appealing to the communities in the Makonde and Matangari villages to help them trace a woman who gave birth and dumped her new baby. The baby’s body was found wrapped in the veld near Makonde-Tshithuthuni last Wednesday (2 May). The child was discovered by some community members who informed the police. The baby’s body was already in a decomposed state at that stage. Police spokesperson Colonel Mashudu Malelo confirmed the incident and said that they had opened a case of concealment of birth. “We have not yet arrested anyone, but we urge women who have domestic problems to rather consult the social workers and various local pastors to get help,” said Colonel Malelo. The local traditional leader of Makonde, Khosi Tshilidzi Ravhura, said he was upset about the incident that had happened in his village and had negatively affected his village’s image. According to Ravhura, the action of giving birth and dumping the baby is strongly opposed by women in his village, because many Some of the villagers look at the badly decomposed body women long for children, and some of the newborn baby that was dumped in the veld near eventually adopt children because the Makonde-Tshithuthuni village.
Who knows whereabouts of Mudau? Missing Man The Mudau family from Tshiombo village outside Mutale are still searching for a member, Mr Elvis Ntuwiseni Mudau (46), who went missing on 15 April this year. According to one of the family members, Ms Selinah Tshikotshi, they have enquired with friends, nearby communities and even searched in the mountains, but without success. She said that Elvis had left his home village of Tshiombo to go to church on the Sunday. “We have also reported the matter to the Mutale police station and his poster was placed everywhere in Mutale, so that anybody who saw him must report it to the police or inform the family. He was wearing a brown jacket and yellow trousers at the time,” said Tshikotshi. Anyone who has seen him or knows the whereabouts of Elvis can phone Ms Tshikotshi at The picture of Elvis Mudau (46) of Tshiom082 972 8819 or Mr Robert Mudau, his father, at bo village in Mutale who went missing on 15 April. 071 5010303.
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of the county, for a speedy solution to their problem. He added that if they found no solution to their problems, they would be left with no option but to look for other options in ensuring that services came to their area. Among the proposals by the community during the meeting was completely breaking ties with Thulamela Municipality and opening a community trust account where residents would deposit all their monies to use in developing their area. This would effectively mean that they stop paying for municipal services completely. “We are not fighting anybody, and we work with
the local councillor, but very soon we will be on our own. We have waited too long, but nothing is happening. We are a peaceful community and we will not damage the few resources we have in protesting against non-delivery of services.” Mr Nndwamato Tshiila, the spokesperson for the Thulamela Municipality, said the community should not panic and that it was not true that they had been removed from the IDP. “Their road has already been designed, but it will not be implemented this year. They are not the only ones, and they should just be patient as they will get their road,” he said.
Residents of Maniini Block L outside Thohoyandou are up in arms against the local Thulamela Municipality, which they say is not keeping promises they make to residents. The stand-off between the municipality and residents emanates from recent revelations that that things promised to residents in the IDP will not bear fruit this year. Residents who are fedup with the municipality’s “empty promises” say the area in which they are staying has been proclaimed and they have been paying for services they do not get. The last straw was recently during an IDP meeting held in Thohoyandou when residents realised that the road that they had been promised that used to be in the municipality’s IDP was no longer featured there. The community held a report-back meeting on Sunday at the local church, where they were briefed about the latest developments. Local civic leader Mr Lufuno Pedron Ramagoma said the municipality has taken them for a ride and that they have been patient for a long time. “We have been paying for services here with the hope that the municipality would develop our area in return, but this is not happening. We featured in the municipality’s IDP, but we were shocked to find recently that we will not be getting any development from the municipality this financial year.” He added that the municipality had not been faithful and further indicated that, in view of the latest developments, they were going to engage all the relevant stakeholders, including the Civic leader Mr Lufuno Pedron Ramagoma adresses the province and the president meeting at Maniini on Sunday.
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Girl’s body found hanging from tree
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Headman Wilson Mudau (seated) with executive members of the local civic during a meeting, where residents threatened to break ties with the municipality if their problems were not adressed adequately.
The body of a 10-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree at Nkovani village near Giyani. Ntwisiso Tshabalala’s body was discovered hanging from a tree behind Tshabalala’s house in the village by her 10-year-old
friend. Ambulance personnel declared the little girl dead upon their arrival at the house. “The traumatised child alerted the elders after seeing her friend swinging from a tree behind the house. The matter was reported to the police and the medical emergency services,
and upon their arrival, she was certified dead,” said police spokesperson Const Mienkie Ramakgoakgoa. Tshabalala was a Grade 4 pupil at Tivoneleni Primary School. The circumstances surrounding her death are still being investigated by the police.
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Khakhathi slams ANC’s expropriation “Alcohol is killing people” - Granny without compensation as opportunistic By Elmon Tshikhudo
At her ripe old age of 109, Gogo Matamela Murenzheni of Tshisahulu Riverside is still very active and full of energy. She dedicated her entire life serving her community by using her indigenous knowledge to help the barren have children and weak men regain their bedroom strength. When she celebrated her birthday at the weekend, her last surviving daughter, also a pensioner, her grandchildren and the community came together to celebrate her life. During an event held at her home at Tshisahulu, she was
had no problems with other lifestyle diseases. Asked to share the secret of her long life, Murenzheni said many young people were dying unnecessarily because they no longer respected their parents and elders. She further said some of the food that people were eating was harmful and reduced the lifespan of young people. "I have no specific diet, but I have a limit of what I eat. One thing that is killing people is alcohol. I have never tasted it in my life and my advice to young people is that they should not imbibe alcohol if they want to live longer," she said.
Still going strong. Granny Matamela Mirenzheni leads guests to a tent during the celebrations.
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According to him, Pres Cyril to IRC members for showing Ramaphosa went overseas, try- faith in him by electing him to The newly elected chairing to recruit the same whites chairperson in the province. “I person of the International “we are targeting away, asking promise IRC President Ernest Revelation Congress (IRC) them to come and invest, so Mammba and all members, toin Limpopo, Khakhathi that we can recover our econo- gether with my supporters, that Tshisikule, has slammed my,” added Tshisikule. I will stand by the truth and the ANC’s proposed move Although the issue of land policies of the party. Our policy to expropriate land without has always been leading in the is that we don’t promise, but compensation. ANC’s constitution, Tshisikule we act. South Africa is rotten The outspoken Tshisikule of said it was important to note under the ANC government. Khakhathi & Friends fame crit- that the expropriation of land Teachers are earning peanuts. icises the ANC and EFF’s idea without compensation was Clinics do not have medicine. in a statement on Saturday, never agreed upon during the Our country is now overpopshortly after his election. “The Codesa negotiations. “The ulated by illegal foreigners. I idea of expropriating land with- land issue is so sensitive, to the encourage everyone to register out compensation will cause extent that it caused a split in and vote, so that we can keep unnecessary trouble in our the ANC, which led to the forour country,” he added. country. This idea will disrupt mation of the PAC, years back,” Tshisikule joined the IRC in our schools and community at said Tshisikule. 2016 and the party won one large. Governance will seriously “After all, whites are not seat in Thulamela. The seat was be affected by this populist disputing that the land belongs given to Mr Baldwin Ramudecision. I believe the ANC is to us, blacks. As the IRC, we longo. trying to win back the support are saying let’s compensate In 2011, Tshisikule helped that they lost to the EFF,” said them for taking care of this the PAC in campaigns, where Tshisikule. soil. This will also help to keep they became the official opposiHe added that if this did them here, as we need them tion in Thulamela. happen, the result “will be a because of the experience they Before joining the IRC, he disaster as South Africa will be have. This will help to make was courted by the EFF, but he in the situation where Zimbasure that this good change does chose Mammba’s party instead. bwe was”. not become a Tshisikule, regarded as the disaster.” ‘people’s artist’, said South According Africans must learn from Zim- to him, people babwe, where Pres Mnangagwa want the land is busy trying to win back white that is being farmers who had been lost to used for food the country, because of the production same decision made by former to be used Pres Robert Mugabe in the for stands. “I early eighties. think there is “After that decision, Zimbaenough land bwe’s economy collapsed to its to use for knees. The same people who residential were singing praise songs about use instead of Mugabe’s decision, were forced taking farms,” to scatter all over the world. Tshisikule Many came to South Africa added. because of economic challenges Tshisikule Musician and politician, Mr Khakhathi Tshin their country.” paid homage isikule. By Ndivhuwo Musetha
showered with praises and gifts. The granny’s great-grandson, Mr Takalani Tshikhudo, said his grandmother had done a lot for them as a family and the community and that they felt they should do something to express their gratitude. "We felt we should thank her while she is still alive. Most of us passed through her hands and we owe her a big thank you.” Ms Tshinakaho Mushaathoni, the granny's third-born, said her mother was still very strong and that when she took her to the clinic her blood pressure was normal and she
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Mall supports drop-in-centre By Elmon Tshikhudo When senior traditional leader Jeffrey Ramovha and his partners built the Thavhani Mall, one of their aims was to empower local communities. The mall, which opened its doors last year, is living up to that and local communities are benefiting in terms of employment opportunities. Even non-profit organizations have become beneficiaries of the mall. One such organization is the Tsia Mutsha Drop-in Centre at Tsianda. The organization that looks after 60 vulnerable and orphaned children from the two villages
received a consignment of groceries on Friday that will last the children for a while. The groceries included mealie meal, cooking oil and tinned cans. Handing over the groceries, Thavhani Mall’s marketing manager, Ms Tiny Ramukanda Manwadu, said it was the mall’s wish to assist wherever possible in communities around the Vhembe district where they operated. “We heard about the plight of the children and that sometimes their supplies could not cover them for a long time. We felt we should lend a helping hand and we felt the groceries
would make a difference and brighten the children's lives.” The leader of the centre, Ms Audrey Kgole, said they received some form of assistance from social development, but that it was not sufficient to cover them for a long period. “We have children from very poor backgrounds, with some going to bed on empty stomachs if we do not cater for them here.” She said that they went to the centre on weekdays and they assisted them with their homework, taught them life skills and fed them. “We are very excited to be associated with Thavhani Mall and the help they have given us.”
Female colleagues dressed in traditional attire ushered Mr Lufuno Dzebu (60) to his retirement farewell function at the Thohoyandou Arts Centre last week.
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Staff at Tsia Mutsha Drop-in Centre, their children and Thavhani Mall representatives during the handover of the groceries.
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The senior manager of community services in the Thulamela Municipality, Mr Shumani Razwiedani, compared Mr Ratshilumela Lufuno Dzebu to a fountain of knowledge whose service-delivery water was shared tirelessly with the thirsty Thulamela communities. Razwiedani was addressing staff and guests who attended Dzebu’s retirement farewell function held at the Thohoyandou Arts Centre last week. At the time of his retirement, Dzebu held the position of foreman in the refuse-removal section of the Thulamela Municipality’s community services department. He worked for 21 years and retired at the age of 60. To confirm that Dzebu had strived for the cleanliness of the municipality throughout his working life, his green retirement cake was a replica of a refuse-removal truck, shrubs and trees.Razwiedani said Dzebu’s name would go
down the history as one of the people who had played a meaningful role in the development of the municipality. “He can be described as a good shepherd and loyalist, who always raised the flag of the municipality by making sure that all our areas were clean. Although he held a leadership position, he can easily be likened to a soccer player who performed very well in every position in which he was fielded. We can all agree that he loved his work and went the extra mile to fulfil his obligations. Through his dedication, he inspired young employees to love their work. We will miss him dearly, but we wish him a happy retirement to start a new life at home,” said Razwiedani.Dzebu thanked the municipality for giving him the opportunity to realize his potential. “It was not easy when we started here more than 21 years ago. Refuse removal equipment was very limited then. We used to shovel refuse physically into the municipal bakkies all
day long and never complained. We worked hard until today when there are new and convenient ways of dealing with waste. Work is not about money, it is about putting a smile on the face of the person you are assisting. Throughout my 21 years’ service, I have never been warned, charged or brought before a disciplinary committee. If you want to enjoy your work, love what you do and do everything on time. Although I am going on retirement, I will always be available for advice whenever I’m needed.” Asked what he would do next after retirement, Dzebu gladly said: “I will now have enough time to work on my farm at Khubvi village in order to supply you with fresh fruit and vegetables.” Dzebu started working at Thulamela Municipality as general worker in 1997. He was promoted to driver two years later. Through hard work and dedication, he climbed the career ladder to become a foreman, until he retired last week.
Finalist wants to empower women Sinthumule area, Livhuwani Vanessa Tholare, is a finalist A resident of Ha-Ravele in the in the prestigious Mrs Commonwealth South Africa pageant. According to Livhuwani, the Mrs Commonwealth SA pageant is more than just a programme to empower women but an empowerment movement that launched its ‘Commonwealth Women Unite’ campaign in February this year. “The pageant creates a platform to inspire, mentor and support women in South Africa,” she stated. “In its fifth year, the pageant aims to empower Livhuwani Vanessa Tholare is a finalist in the women with prestigious Mrs Commonwealth South Africa the knowledge pageant. to inspire and By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
motivate other women and to bring about sustainable change in the country.” “I am a suitable candidate for the Mrs Commonwealth SA pageant in that I am very passionate about working with different people,” she said. “In 2016 and 2017, I was one of the adjudicators for the Miss Makhado and Miss Madombidzha Arsenal FC beauty pageants, where I was doing it for the love of my community.” She stated that although she was aiming for the coveted crown, for her it was about touching the lives of people. “I want to bring sustainable change in my community. I want to empower and inspire other women. I am a woman who is ready for any challenge. I dream big, I don’t have a small goal. I tell myself that success without hard work is a myth.” Livhuwani is a wife and a mother of two sons and a daughter. She matriculated from Sinthumule Secondary School in 2000 and obtained a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Venda. The grand finale will be taking place at the spectacular LYRIC Theatre at Gold Reef City on 12 October.
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By Mbulaheni Ridovhona A local gospel artist, Tiyani Lens Maluleke, recently released his highly anticipated album, Intimate Worship. He said the album was all about taking people back to the purpose of creation, which is worship, and encouraging those who lost hope that Jesus is the one who can restore lost hope. The 26-year-old, who hails from Ha-Masia Vhangani, said the album comprised 21 songs. Other artists who can also be heard on the album are Dereal Palesa, Voice Tsila Tsila, T Soko, Masana and Phathu, Perfect Trio and Muano Trend Setter Musetha. “The songs speak about God’s promises, which are continual. It encourages us to remember that no matter what we go through, we should never forget what He promised us in his Word.” The album was recorded at the Thohoyandou Assemblies of God Church by Emmanuel Mamphogoro. Prior to this album, Maluleke released Musamaria wa Musa in 2012 and Pfulufhedziso 2015. He said that he started singing in 2007 when he was still in high school. Those interested in the album can phone him on 079 159 0310. “They can also follow me on my Facebook page, Tiyani Lens Maluleke Ministry,” he said. Carrie Netshifhire. Photo supplied.
Tiyani Lens Maluleke. Photo supplied
Carrie ready to conquer the entertainment industry By Mbulaheni Ridovhona Carrie Netshifhire, a young model born and raised in Tshikunda village, is eager to conquer the entertainment industry. The 21-year-old has joined a local radio station, Kingdom FM, and presents the Sunday afternoon show. She is not just a model but also the power behind the Thohoyandou Fashion Week. “This happens when I’m not playing in front of the camera,” she said. She said her career took an upward turn
when she was scouted by Kim Myers in 2016 for the Applause Rising Talent Showcase that takes place annually in Florida, USA. Although she could not attend after being denied a visa three times, she remains courageous and is not giving up on her dreams to become an international model. “I have been on television screens for commercial advertisements for Nissan and Mug and Bean. I will also be using my voice to break the boundaries behind the microphone for Kingdom FM,” she said. She believes that for as long as she is still alive, she will use her talent to
touch lives and empower others. “Being from a village doesn’t mean one deserves to remain in the village. ‘Crown yourself; the greatest emperors crown themselves’ are the words that constantly remind me that nothing will be served on a silver platter, but I have to get up and gracefully take charge of what I want to achieve - not only in the industry but in life as a whole,” she said. She can be reached on social media as Carrie Netshifhire on Facebook and carrintle_konie on Instagram. People can phone her on 065 898 8105 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
She’s on a mission to change the ﬁlm industry She stated that she had learnt from the mistakes some Tshivenda film A brave and ambitious young wommakers had made in their movies and an, Onndwela Tshivhase (21), is on videos and did not wish to repeat them a mission to re-define the typically in her projects. “Most of the videos I male-dominated film industry. watched lack quality and always use A resident of Thengwe village in the the same ideas and concepts,” she said. Mutale area, Onndwela discovered “Another challenge is disorganised her passion for photography around people. They always need to be pushed 2016, when she was studying television to work, even when they know that production at Boston Media House. they are going to be paid.” “I fell in love with photography after Onndwela’s initial career plan was spending some time with a friend who to become a scriptwriter, but she is a photographer,” she said. “I was switched to photography. “What peointrigued by my friend’s work.” ple don’t know is that the quality of a Onndwela started her primary edpicture does not depend on ucation at Makwarela Primary School the camera, but the perand matriculated at Mphaphuli High son behind the device,” School in 2014. She’s a professionOnndwela said. al videographer and photographer, At this stage, she is currently based in Pretoria for study a trainee cameraman purposes. gaining hands-on “I had observed people’s love for experience at Vhadino pictures and videos and that made me Entertainment, an chose photography as a career, so that I audio and visual can offer professional services through production company my company,” she explained. owned by Tshidino By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Ndou. She just finished shooting a short film entitled Fhasi Ha Murunzi Wa Duvha. “I chose Tshidino because of his experience in filmmaking and I call him the father of Vendawood,” she said. Ndou said Onndwela was such a great aspiring photographer to mentor. He said she easily followed instructions. “Onndwela is focused,” Ndou said. “Once she grabs the camera, she has an amazing eye for the objects.”
Onndwela Tshivhase is a young female ﬁlmmaker.
Jenifer “Lady J” Mushathoni, the well-known former presenter of the SABC education programme Denzhe, recently resigned from her position. She is a proud product of Mungomani Primary School, where she started her schooling in 1990, Mopani Intermediate boarding school, where she completed her primary education in 1996 and Patrick Ramaano Secondary School, where she matriculated in 2001. From Patrick Ramaano, she went to Rosebank College, where she completed her national diploma in media studies and journalism. She also received a diploma in advertising and marketing management from Oxbridge Academy. In 2001, she was picked during Phalaphala FM’s International Children’s Broadcasting Day to become the station’s freelance presenter for Denzhe. Musahathoni went on to become a force to be reckoned with behind the microphone, hosting a variety of programmes, earning herself the name Lady J. Through her programme, she enjoys what she terms “shaping people’s day-to-day debate”. She says that she has more plans to achieve even more in life. She encourages all those interested in breaking into the media and
marketing field to study and get a tertiary qualification in the field. “You need to be a people person and must be able to communicate your thoughts, ideas, and information clearly and concisely, both in writing and verbally. Follow those who are already in the industry and do research to learn more.” According to her, development studies come in handy in her day-to-day radio experience since South Africa is a developmental state. “This ultimately empowers listeners,” she added. “I need more skills to improve my work environment and I want to tell the youth that it is important to get an education first, so that you can make a significant contribution to your community.” The station manager, Mr Freddy Sadiki, praised Mushaathoni for being a hard worker. He indicated that the contribution that Mushaathoni had made in the struggle for quality presenting skills would always be remembered. He urged presenters to work very hard in their profession as well as further their studies. He also said that young presenters should be inspired by Mushaathoni. “Journalists and presenters should be proud of their profession and the work they are doing to restore the dignity of their profession,” he said.
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New community offices at Netswinga Royal Palace By Elmon Tshikhudo
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For the Netswinga Royal Council and other community structures in Tswinga village, the days of operating in a small room and sometimes under trees have become history. This follows the opening of new offices at royal palace of the local traditional leader, Chief Netswinga. The hall, which houses the royal council, the local civic and the chief 's office, was officially opened on Saturday. Present during the function were traditional leaders, the local civic, other community structures and many community members. The power behind the project, Chief Alfred Mmbangiseni Tshishonga, said the idea came out of hardship, when it came to issues of governance in the village. "We operated from a small room that served as an office and for traditional rituals and it made things very difficult for us. We could not even buy office equipment as we did not have a place to store them and this made our valuable community information very vulnerable.” He said that they now had a good place to operate and that they had managed to buy a computer and a photocopier that were accessible at all times. “We are very happy that, instead of waiting for the government to do things for us, we stood up and did
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materials at greatly discounted prices. "We are very thankful for the support we got from the royal council that bought the ceiling, tiles and doors for the hall. We still need chairs and appeal to businesses to lend us a helping hand, so that we
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Through the De Beers Zimele initiative, Voorspoed Mine has committed to providing developmental funding, training and mentoring support across a broad spectrum of businesses and industries. Among the beneficiaries of this programme is Tripple Man Electrical, a 100% black-youth-owned company based in Kroonstad. Tripple Man successfully completed the Voorspoed Mine incubation programme and graduated to the supplier development programme after successfully bidding for the tender at Voorspoed Mine. “To date, our company has been upgraded by CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board) from grade 1 to grade 2 level, which will assist us to get work with higher project values,” said Paul Tsheole, managing director of Tripple Man. The continuing sluggish economic performance in South Africa and lack of job
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Loss of leg doesn’t stop brave girl By Maanda Bele
going to come back to school in her wheelchair. She said ‘No! I will come (back) walking’. To my surprise, on Monday she came to school walking
with her crutches.” Anyone who feels that they can help the little girl with counselling can contact the author of this article at Maandabele@gmail.com.
A brave little five-year-old girl from Dopeni in Nzhelele is showing everyone what the human spirit can achieve. In spite of losing her leg in an accident, she is back at school, determined to let her cheerful light shine on all those around her. Masindi Zwoluga Mudau was involved in a terrible accident on 20 March this year. She was walking along the road with two of her siblings and her grandmother, on their way to visit their great grandmother. A taxi apparently overtook another taxi and swerved off the road, hitting the little girl. Masindi was rushed to Polokwane hospital, but the doctors had no other option than to amputate her left leg. She was later transferred to Siloam hospital where she recovered. She was discharged on 30 April. Khuliso Deborah Mulaudzi, Masindi’s mother, said last week that the family members found it very difficult to cope with the situation. “As a mother I am trying to be strong and accept the situation, but I can see that her siblings are struggling to accept the situation, because they witnessed the whole incident,” she said. “Her brother doesn’t want to go anywhere near roads or get inside cars, because of what he saw happening to his sister.” Mulaudzi reckoned that the young girl as well as the other family members would need counselling to help them cope with the trauma. Thus far no-one has offered counselling to any of them. “It pains me, because Masindi doesn’t understand what is happening. Sometimes she cries and says that she wants her leg back. At least if she was counselled she might understand what is happening,” Mulaudzi added. Masindi is a Grade R learner at Mutuwafethu Primary school in Dopeni. The school principal, Mrs Thifhulufhelwi Catherine Tshiovhe, described Masindi as a bright and brave little girl. “In her I see the future of South Africa. She is like a light on a mountain that will shine light Masindi Mudau, after spending two months in hospital, went back to on the country,” she said. “I remember when I visited her in hospital and I asked her if she was school last Monday (30 April) using crutches.
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Farewell to pastor Mathoho By Ndivhuwo Musetha
before he joined Correctional Services as a warder at Thohoyandou Central Prison. When he was still young, he was a keen soccer player and played for teams such as Green Hornet, Tshiombo XI Securitas and Khubvi Peace Makers. During these years he earned the nickname of “Dancing Shoes”, which was given to him by Moses Musetha, who admired his dancing skills and compared him to the late Blackpool player, Shoes Moshoeu, who later became a Kaizer Chiefs legend. His started his church in June 2006 and left his job as a warder in 2015 because of illness that had been troubling him for some years. He is survived by his wife, Grace, children, grandchildren, his mother, sisters and two brothers.
It was an emotional affair when members of the Together in Love Christian Church, the Mathoho family and the community of Tshiombo paid their last respects to the late Pastor Nndweleni Nelson Mathoho. Mathoho, better known as ‘Dancing Shoes’, was laid to rest at the Mianzwi cemetery last Saturday. Mathoho, founder and leader of the Together in Love Christian Church, passed away in the Donald Frazer Hospital on the evening of 2 April, hardly an hour after he rendered a sermon at one of the daily prayer sessions held in preparation for the funeral service of the late Sylvia Nndwakhulu. According to his son, Justice Mathoho, Pastor Mathoho fell and collapsed near the main gate of Nndwakhulu’s yard, barely five minutes after he had finished rendering the sermon. During his memorial service, which was held at his church at Tshiombo village on Friday, speakers described Mathoho as a God-fearing man who always preached about love in his church. Pastor Mathoho was born in June 1962 at the Donald Frazer Hospital. After passing matric at Mphaphuli High, he taught at Lunangwe Secondary School, in MatanPastor Nndweleni Nelson Mathoho. gari, as a private educator, Photo supplied.
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Your uniqueness is an asset, says SA’s first black woman with a PhD in philosophy Maanda Bele South Africa’s first black woman to be awarded a PhD in philosophy comes from the village of Makwarela, just outside Sibasa. On Thursday, 12 April, Dr Mpho Tshivhase received her PhD degree during the graduation ceremony of the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Her thesis, very fittingly, focuses on what it means for people to be unique. The title of her thesis was entitled: “Towards a normative theory of uniqueness of persons.” Her research project was completed under the supervision of Prof Thaddeus Metz, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at UJ.
Prof Metz described Dr Tshivhase’s thesis as the first systematic treatment of uniqueness as something valuable that can be manifested in a person’s life. “Dr Tshivhase distinguishes the value of uniqueness from other values such as happiness and morality, arguing that it merits attention as something worth having in its own right. She also points out that existing philosophical accounts of uniqueness all share the counter-intuitive implication that everyone is always already unique,” he said. The 32-year-old Dr Tshivhase, who works as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, said that her newly acquired qualification had opened her eyes to see an obvious gap in the development of women “While we know the political history that has led to this gap, I believe
it is important to find ways to redress this deficiency. While it is inspiring and well worth celebrating, it is also distressing that I am the first African woman from South Africa to get a doctorate in the field of philosophy from any institution.” Tshivhase is the last-born of three children who were raised by a single mother, the late Ellen Tshivhase. She encouraged other women to follow their dreams. “Dreams that one has for oneself are never impossible. To fail at one’s own dreams is to fail oneself. People, in general, should never give up on their own dreams. Women in particular should never think that being a woman makes them less capable of achieving their own goals,” she said.
Dr Mpho Tshivhase became South Africa’s first black woman to earn a PhD in philosophy.
Kone has a passion for productive bees Maanda Bele For many people the sight of a swarm of bees is something that causes them to run for cover, but not for the 19-year-old Kone Raphulu from Siloam. Makhulu Vho Muvhulawa Tshinangana (thirdt from left) cuts her birthday cake, assisted by her grandchildren.
Have peace of mind and you’ll see many more years, advises 100-year-old granny daughter, who had all unfortunately passed away already. She has eight Great joy, happiness and merriment grandchildren and eleven great-grandabounded when family members, children. friends and community members “But when I wake up in the morning gathered at Madabani village on and I see men and women rushing Saturday for the 100th birthday to work, and also see young children party of Makhulu Vho Muvhulawa going to school, I just know they are Tshinangana. all my children, grandchildren and During the celebrations, the great-grandchildren,” she said. 100-year-old granny said that there She was born in the Mabogo family were no hidden secrets to a healthy life on 6 March 1918 at a place called and to seeing many more years here on Ha-Mubva, which is today known as Earth. It only requires a loving family Ha-Ravele. She got married into the and being surrounded by respectable, Tshinangana family in 1941. One of her grandchildren, Ms Tendani Sengakana, described Tshinangana as a caring granny who took her grandchildren through university with her social grant. “She is selfless,” she said. “Although she had no money, she would always find a way not to let us down. She has become a mother and father to us. We love her, and we will always love and take care of her because The grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Makhulu Vho Muvhulawa Tshinangana gathshe has loved and ered to celebrate her 100th birthday at Madabani village. cared for us.” By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
caring people. “Mbilu ya muthu kha i dzule yo takala tshifhinga tshothe (Let happiness rule in your heart at all times),” she said. “Extend your love to all people, including neighbours and total strangers. Even when people try to hurt you emotionally, just love them.” She added that eating the kind of food that people grew in their gardens was helpful in adding more years to one’s life. “Don’t subtract from your years by consuming junk foods,” she said. “Also drink lots of clean water.” Tshinangana had three sons and a
Raphulu is not afraid to handle thousands of bees and he does not get stung by these little buzzing creatures. He said that it all started in 2014, largely due to his curiosity. “One day I was herding a flock of goats when I saw a nest full of bees and I decided to harvest it,” he said. “I didn’t wear any suit or overalls or even burn anything,” he said, but admitted that at first some of the bees attacked him. “Even though they bit me, I just got more curious,” he said. Raphulu explained that he started to realise that the bees sense fear and when someone is about to attack them. He became even more curious, but knew he
had to learn more about these little insects. He ended up enrolling for a short course in bee-keeping at the Madzivhandila Agricultural College in Thohoyandou. “My love for bees grew stronger and I started to take bees home, placing them in a hive that I had made. I knew that it posed a danger to other people, so I had stop until I found my own spot in the forest where I now have 10 hives.” Raphulu is now a commercial honey farmer. “I sell bottles full of honey around the area I stay in, and the demand for honey is higher than the supply,” he said. “I have 10 hives with 12 trays each and each hive can produce about 50 bottles from a good harvest, This, however, is not enough to distribute to my customers,” he said. “Another big challenge is the change of season. During winter there are no flowers, so the production of honey stops until the flowers blossom again in spring.”
Kone plays with the swarm of bees.
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Double-header waits at Zwigodini By Frank Mavhungu Most of the affiliates of the MMK Administrators Soccer League will play two matches this weekend. Residents of Zwigodini and the surrounding areas will have the privilege to watch high-grade football on their doorstep. Their two local teams, Anel Real Vikings and Berea FC, will play their league matches at home, the Zwigodini grounds, tomorrow.
Berea’s dribbling wizard, Elias Ranyaoa.
The pace setters, Berea FC, will host Tshiungani Young Chiefs in the first match at 13:00. Young Chiefs have only pride at stake as they are already out of the promotion race. On the other hand, Berea must collect the maximum points to be sure of a place in the promotional playoffs. Chiefs will have a mammoth task to stop Berea’s fast forwards, Dakalo Ratshitanga, Edwin Ramphabana and Elias Ranyaoa. It remains to be seen whether the Chiefs’ strikers will have the power to penetrate the defence of Berea, which will be marshaled by Aubrey Ndou and Dzivhuluwani Simba. Anel Real Vikings will entertain Mapakoni Vikings at 15:00. Mapakoni are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the game as they are one of the relegation candidates. The other fixtures are: Tshisimani Top Challengers vs Musina All Stars, Makuya Try Again vs Muhuyu Copper Stars, Mavunde Hungry Vultures vs Tshixwadza Brazilians, Sambandou United Professional vs Makuya Junior Aces, Tshivhilidulu Hungry Lions vs Mauluma Black Mambas, Rabali Pull Together vs Khakhhu Real Vultures, Muwaweni Lucky Stars vs Mashamba Benfica, Zoutpansberg Powerlines vs Mpheni Home Defenders, Tshikhwani Stone Breakers vs LTT Murunwa TVET, Beuster Mighty Chiefs vs Gwamasenga United Brothers, Tshakhuma RO Na Ndilani vs Univen FC, Flying Eagles FC vs Phungo All Stars, Dobby Freedom Birds vs Rockers FC, Ngovhela Backside vs Themba Sunrise Riders and Maranzhe Hungry Lions vs Mutuwa Brazilians.
Will City and Baroka survive the axe? By Kaizer Nengovhela
Baroka’s captain, Letladi Madubanya.
Now that’s a proper wrap The Diversity Cultural Festival held in Eltivillas the past weekend attracted a lot of attention. One of the most popular stalls was the Turkish shawarma meals. The Turkish chef knew exactly how to prepare this delicious meal, where a combination of beef and other meats is placed on a spit and grilled for a day. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving in a wrap.
It remains to be seen whether Polokwane City and Baroka will collect maximum points in their last matches in the Absa Premier League, which will be played on Saturday, The two Limpopo sides are in danger of relegation and must win their matches to escape the axe. Baroka and City are in 13th and 14th positions respectively if they fail to win their matches. SuperSport United and Ajax Cape Town can leapfrog them on the final log. With Platinum Stars already relegated, the team that finishes in the second-last spot on the log will have to participate in the promotional play-offs with Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos. Baroka caretaker coach Doctor Khumalo is confident that they will play well, and he called on his players to redeem themselves in their final match. “We need to show character. We need to raise our heads and make up for the three points we lost,” said Khumalo. City’s coach, Bernard Molekwa, said that his players had promised to rectify their previous mistakes. Polokwane City will meet Chippa United at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, while Baroka will play against SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Both matches will start at 15:00.
Mr Eric Risimati Baloyi (green blazer) seated next to President Cyril Ramaphosa during the photoshoot of the National Orders awards. Photo supplied.
National Order for local boxing trainer and legend By Mbulaheni Ridovhona Eric Risimati Baloyi, South Africa’s boxing training legend who hails from Malamulele, received the Order of Ikhamanga (silver) from president Cyril Ramaphosa at the end of April. Baloyi formed part of the select group of people on whom National Orders were bestowed at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Tshwane.
His daughter, Vulani Baloyi, described him as a humble and loving father who took care of his children. “My dad loves people and he likes giving to the poor. He feels fulfilled when he has done something for other people. His love for boxing is unbelievable,” she said. Local doctor and community leader Dr Isaiah Ndhambi said that the Malamulele boxing gym must be named after Mr Eric Baloyi as part of honouring his contribution to boxing and community development.
The National Orders are the highest awards that South Africa bestows on citizens and members of the international community who have contributed meaningfully towards making the country a free, democratic and successful nation, united in its diversity. The 76-year-old Baloyi was honoured for his contribution to youth development through training young boxers who have gone on to make South Africa proud in global competitions. He has produced professional boxers such as Cassius Baloyi, Isaac Hlatshwayo and Jeffrey Mathebula. The Order of Ikhamanga recognises South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts‚ culture‚ literature‚ music‚ journalism and sport. Baloyi was euphoric when his name was called out to be honoured by the President and he said it was like he was in dreamland. “I felt like someone has just woken me from a dream. I’m so proud to have received this accolade. I would like to thank Benson Ntlemo who wrote to the presidency for me to be honoured and my wife and children for their support in my career. I’m grateful for my wife, because at some point I wanted to give up, but she kept encouraging me to continue with boxing development in the Malamulele area,” said Baloyi, who is the father of retired boxing champion Cassius Baloyi. Eric Baloyi began his boxing training and promoting career in 1979, after being influenced by the great boxer, Cassius Clay, better known as Muhammad Ali. He also named his Mr Eric Risimati Baloyi with the Order of son after this famous boxer. Ikhamanga. Photo supplied.
TTM surrender to Ubuntu Cape Town By Frank Mavhungu Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) wrapped up their league activities on a sad note when Ubuntu Cape Town beat them 3-1 at the Parow Park Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday. Dave Chivaviro scored a brace for the home side, while the third one came via Edwin Alexander. TTM’s solitary goal was an honour to Lesvin Stoffels. Ubuntu needed maximum points from the match to escape the relegation axe. They finished their league programme in the third spot from the bottom of the log, one step above the relegation line. On the other hand, TTM, who seemed to be poised for
automatic promotion at some stage, wrapped up their league activities in the sixth spot. The last two teams on the log, Mthatha Bucks and Super Eagles, will be campaigning in the lower division when the activities for the new season start in September. Uthongathi FC would have been relegated, had they not registered a 1-0 victory over University of Pretoria at the Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban. Eric Magagula scored the important goal for Uthongathi to keep them in the NFD for another season. Mthatha Bucks displayed entertaining football against Super Eagles, despite the fact that they had already been relegated to the ABC Motsepe League before their match. The final score was 1-1.
Bucks finished their league programme with 22 points, 10 behind the second-last side, Super Eagles. Highlands Park were too good for Stellenbosch FC, whom they crushed 3-0 at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town. Royal Eagles used their home-ground advantage to beat Witbank Spurs 1-0 at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. Karabo Tshepe scored a brace when Black Leopards beat Jomo Cosmos 3-0 at the Thohoyandou Stadium. Joseph Mhlongo scored the third. Real Kings lost 1-2 to Cape Town All Stars at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Durban, while Richards Bay beat Mbombela United 1-0 at the Kabokweni Stadium in Nelspruit.
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Blue Eagles and United Artists in 1-1 draw By Frank Mavhungu In their MMK Administrators Soccer League match at the Tshitungulwane grounds on Saturday, Muziafera Blue Eagles rose to the occasion and held the Stream A pace setters,
United Artists, to a 1-1 draw. The game started 45 minutes later than the scheduled 15:00 kickoff time, because of the late arrival of the match official. The game was played in a see-saw manner, with both sides creating and wasting their
United Artists’ players celebrate their goal.
obvious scoring opportunities. Blue Eagles could have taken the lead nine minutes into the game. They were awarded a free kick just outside the box. Rudzani Zwidokane tried his luck, but the ball hit the Artists’ wall and bounced outside the field of play for a corner kick. United Artists came close to scoring in the 35th minute. Their right winger, Emmanuel Neswiswi, forced his way through the defence of Eagles and unleashed a half volley from the edge of the box. The ball missed the target by inches, much to the fans’ disappointment. The scoreboard was still blank at the end of the first half, despite numerous attempts by both sides. The referee, Mr Eric “Khathikhathi” Munyai, flashed the first yellow card four minutes into the last half. Victor Makhaukhau of United Artists obstructed Hulani Mphephu and Munyai was quick to flash yellow. United Artists were the first to blow the trumpet. Emmanuel Neswiswi hooked in the ball, following scramble within the box. Another Artists player who was reprimanded with a card was Fhatuwani Muthathedzwa. He tackled Lufuno Munyai of Eagles from behind. The home side found the equalizer in the 74th minute. Ntshuxeko Sithole hooked in the loose ball, following a scramble within the box. Mukhethwa Mukoma of Blue Eagles was givLavhelesani Mukomafhedzi of Artists kicks en his marching orders for obstructing Emman- the ball, while Lufuno Munyai of Eagles is on uel Neswiswi towards the end of the game. his heels.
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MPC ENVIRONMENTAL, GEO, SOCIAL CONSULTING & PROJECT MANAGERS NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT Notice is hereby given in terms of the following act: Regulation 14 of the regulations published in Government Notice No. R983 read with Section 44 of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998). Acvity and Location: The proposed construction of a ﬁlling station and shopping complex at Mangondi Village on the farm Mpapuli 278MT within the jurisdiction of Thulamela Local Municipality of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Proponent: Mr. Maboho Obert Consultants: MPC Technology (Pty) Ltd Contact Person: Munzhedzi Queen Mudzanani Tel/Fax: 015 962 1639 Address: P.O.Box 478 Sibasa, 0970 In order to ensure that you are identiﬁed as an interested and/or aﬀected party (IAP) only in terms of the EIA process please submit your name, contact information and interest to the contact person given above within 30 days of publication of this notice. MVUNDLELA & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35(5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 Kindly be informed that the ﬁrst and ﬁnal liquida�on and Distribu�on account in the estate of the late MUDAU MUREMBIWA SAMUEL OF ID NO: 390406 5465 080 of
Tshianangani Village, who died on the 07/06/2017, ref no: 2600/2017 masters oﬃce, Thohoyandou will be open for an inspec�on for a period of 21 working days from date of publica�on at the Masters oﬃce. Should no objec�on be lodged with the Master’s oﬃce during the speciﬁed period, the executor will proceed to make payment in accordance with the said account. SIGNED AND DATED AT THOHOYANDOU ON THIS THE 26TH DAY OF APRIL 2018. MVUNDLELA & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS Executor A�orney OFFICE NO: 87 BLOCK LIMDEV (NPDC) THOHOYANDO P O BOX 3560 THOHOYANDOU, 0950 REF:MVU/EST/MUDAU/ FHU MVUNDLELA & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS
NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35(5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 Kindly be informed that the ﬁrst and ﬁnal liquida�on and Distribu�on account in the estate of the late NEFALE THINANDAVHA MAGDELINE OF ID NO: 580508 0194 084 of 66 Thohoyandou M, who died on the 07/12/2017, ref no: 148/2018 masters oﬃce, Thohoyandou will be open for an inspec�on for a period of 21 working days from date of publica�on at the Masters oﬃce. Should no objec�on be lodged with the Master’s oﬃce during the speciﬁed period, the executor will proceed to make payment in accordance with the said account. SIGNED AND DATED AT THOHOYANDOU ON THIS THE 26TH DAY OF APRIL 2018. MVUNDLELA & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS Executor A�orney OFFICE NO: 87 BLOCK C LIMDEV (NPDCTHOHOYANDOU P O BOX 3560 THOHOYANDOU, 0950 REF: MVU/EST/NEFALE/ FHUMU T A NETSHINOMBELO ATTORNEYS NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35(5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 No�ce is hereby given that the First and Final Liquida�on and Distribu�on Account in the Estate of the late NETSHINOMBELO TSHAVHUNGWA EVA of Id no580403 1076 08 6 who died on 16 October 2017, of Ha-Maelula Estate No. 2321/2017 shall lie for inspec�on at the oﬃces of the Master of High Court, Limpopo and the Magistrate’s Oﬃce, Thohoyandou for a period of twenty-one (21) days, calculated from the date of publica�on hereof. Dated at Thohoyandou on the 23rd day of March
2018. T A Netshinombelo A�orneys, Executrix A�orneys, No: 29 Luvhengo Complex P O Box 1101, PHANGAMI/0904 TEL/FAX: 015 962 5605/082 595 1587 REF: net/thembi/estate
ADV A D RAMAGALELA NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE ESTATE LATE MAMPHEU AZWITAMISI ALICE IDENTITY NO.5412120156080 ESTATE NO. 910/2018 DATE OF DEATH: 201804-13. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: STAND NO 10088 TSHANDAMA MALADANI Creditors and debtors in the above-men�oned estate are hereby required to lodge their claims with and to pay their debts to the undersigned within thirty days of the date of publica�on hereof. Dated at THOHOYANDOU ON THIS THE 07TH DAY OF MAY 2018 ADV. AD RAMAGALELA 2ND FLOOR OFFICE NO 46 LIMDEV THOHOYANDOU CELL: 082 806 3721 Email:david.ramagalela@ gmail.com
SIGWAVHULIMU ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the estate of the late MATOVHEKE NTSHAVHENI GILBERT ID NO: 481010 5767 08 9, Date of death: 18/04/2018 Name of Executrix: Matovheke Ndanganeni of ID. NO: 760808 5873 08 4of Tshakhuma House No. 861 next to Ha-Murovhi Homestad, Limpopo Province. Master Reference: 921/2018 All persons having claims against the abovemen�oned estate are requested to lodge their claims within thirty (30) days of publica�on hereof with the executor’s agent, whose par�culars are as follows: Signed at Thohoyandou on this the 1st May 2018 Sigwavhulimu A�orneys Executrix A�orneys Oﬃce No: 06, 08 & 09 First Floor, Limdev Building, Npdc, Thohoyandou email:sigwavhulimua�@ yahoo.com VENTER & VENTER ATTORNEYS INC NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35 (5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 The First and Final Liquida�on and Distribu�on Account in the Estate of the late SADIKI TSHISIKHAWE JOSEPH
I.D No 5010247534308 of ERF 1252 HA-TSHIKOTA, HECTOR PETERSON STTREET, VLEIFONTEIN, DISTRICT OF LOUIS TRICHARDT, LIMPOPO PROVINCE who died on the 11TH AUGUST 2009, ESTATE NUMBER: 2453/2012 Master’s oﬃce: THOHOYANDOU will be open for inspec�on for a period of 21 days from date of publica�on at the High Court Thohoyandou and the Magistrates Court, Waterval. Should no objec�on be lodged with the master’s oﬃce
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during the speciﬁed period, the executor will proceed to make payments in accordance with the said account. SIGNED AT LOUIS TRICHARDT ON 3 May 2018. VENTER & VENTER ATTORNEYS INC 31 RISSIK STREET LOUIS TRICHARDT/0920 P O BOX 3077 LOUIS TRICHARDT/0920 TEL: 015 516 7770/1/2 FAX: 086 650 2690 CELL: 072 260 7599 e-mail: marle�e@ ventera�orneys .co.za Ref: J J Venter/msSA0119
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HOUSEKEEPER We are looking for the following person to employ on a full time basis: Male, mature, between ages 40 to 55 years old, should be able to read and write English, be in possession of a valid driver’s license, have experience of working in a domestic home environment (be able to use washing machines, household appliances, wash, iron, and all round general household duties, including taking care of the garden), must be in good health and be able to provide contactable references. Be happy to work with domestic animals in a farming environment on the edge of town. We can offer accommodation plus a good salary and good working conditions. Foreign nationals are welcome to apply providing you have the necessary paperwork
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VACANCIES GENERAL FARM WORKERS FOR BONAIRE FARMING OPERATIONS ON THE FARM SCHUITDRIFT (MASWIRI) From the N1 North from Musina drive up to the R525 Tshipise turn-off on your left then carry on for +- 17 kilometres then turn right on the Schuitdrift Road and continue untill the farm is on the left hand side (Maswiri boerdery) in the Limpopo Province Kindly take note that there are vacancies available for 1000 unskilled general farm workers (mainly pickers and packers) on the abovementioned citrus farm. (Pickers and packers: to assist with picking and packing citrus) Minimum wages are paid. Kindly contact: Sunette Lyon Telephone number: (015) 539 0880 Ext 4 and/or or e mail CV to email@example.com Closing date for applications: 16 May 2018 Interviews will be held on farm on 18 May 2018 from 9h00 to 11h00. Applicants must attend the interviews on their own cost.
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16 11 May 2018 A group of women from the Gusal community in Thohoyandou handed over 65 blankets to the Thohoyandou Children’s Home last Wednesday (2 May). The blankets were handed by Ms Tahera Patel on behalf of the group to the home’s acting manager, Ms Peggy Vele. Ms Patel said that they felt the children at the home should not suffer as winter approached. “We know the government takes care of them, but we felt we should also do our bit. We raised funds from our own pockets and we pooled together the money to buy these blankets. We have previously helped in other areas, but we felt we should do this close to home,” she said. Ms Vele, thanked them for the donation. “Government makes provision for these kids, but if there are businesses wishing to partner with us in making life better for the kids, our doors are always open,” she said. Ad designed by Zoutnet Publishers
Kensani Corrections Management (Pty) Ltd PO Box 3477, Makhado, 0920, Sparrow Road, Tel: 015 519 4571/4676 Fax: 015 516 6346 Registration No. 98/000634/07 Operating at Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre, a Correctional Centre in Louis Trichardt, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:
EMPLOYMENT/RECREATION OFFICER X 1 ANNUAL SALARY ALL INCLUSIVE: R244 928.97 – R280 435.84 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and plan recreational activities and employment recruitments of Offenders. Monitoring and controlling time cards/sheets for employed Offenders. Plan a programme of tournaments in a variety of recreational activities, both passive and active. Encourage Offenders to be involved in recreational activities in order to develop and foster sportsmanship. Have a clear understanding of recreational board games. Ensure all Offenders assigned to work activity are trained in OH&S to the appropriate level for the position. Implementation and operation of a viable recreation and employment ACT for all Offenders. Ensures tool control applicable to the work and recreation activities is adhered to at all times. Daily inspection of job assignments to determine areas needing additional workers. Develop Offender position description in consultation with Programmes Managers and Manager Industries. Maintain good record keeping system. REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidates must be in possession of a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Sports and Recreation or any equivalent qualification. Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment. Show a good level of oral and written communication skills. Basic recruitment skills is an added advantage.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) INSTRUCTOR X 2 ANNUAL SALARY ALL INCLUSIVE: R244 928.97 – R280 435.84 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and plan a wide variety of recreational activities, passive and active, indoor and outdoor. Ensure that proper equipment is available and in good repair and devise a system for equipment checkout and return. Keep a register of all available sports equipment. Encourage Offenders to be involved in physical education activities in order to develop and foster sportsmanship. Encourage a sense of fair play among Offenders. Use physical education programme as a vehicle to develop a “team spirit” and an atmosphere of cooperation within the facility. Work with community volunteers to provide training and encouragement for specialist sessional programmes to the offender populations. Consults with other members of the Health care services, Security, Maintenance and Programs departments in order to develop a team approach to the delivery of Offender need based programmes. Schedule offenders for both passive and active recreation, indoor and outdoors, assuring that the physical and recreation programme is available during times when Offenders are not participating in work or other programmes assignments REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidates must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Education, majoring in Sports and Recreation or any equivalent qualification. Two years experience working in the crowded environment. Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment. The incumbent must be able to work independently and show a good level of communication skills. Computer literacy is an added advantage.
MAINTENANCE LABOURER X 1 ANNUAL SALARY ALL INCLUSIVE: R128 560.91 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Be responsible in developing and maintaining a proper register to record all labour activities carried out. Lock and store all tools and equipment securely when not in use. Develop and maintain proper working system for cleaning the facility yard. Perform daily count of tool inventory used by inmates. Be responsible in checking all electrical components that needs to be attended to in the facility. Be responsible in cutting grass with other laborers in the facility. Be able to report any damaged or missing tools and equipment immediately. Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Program by eradicating alien plants. Be responsible in taking care of lawn mowers and brush cutters in the stores. Monitoring all Maintenance Sub-Contractors during labour services carried out. Assist in the implementation and Maintenance of the OH&S Act. Maintain and do quality management control of water and electricity readings. Assist in the implementation of the Maintenance Management Systems. Comply with all work related instructions.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR A PROSPECTING RIGHT AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION Notice of Prospecting Right Application Process as per the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002) for the proposed Magnesite and Magnesite dump exploration on Portion of the Farm 440 MT, in Zwigodini, Magisterial District of Musina, Limpopo Province. INVITATION TO COMMENT Notice is given in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Development Act (MPRDA) (Act 28 of 2002) and EIA regulations 2014, published under Government Notice No. 982 in Gazette No. 3822 of 4 December 2014, amended on 7 April 2017, that Mulelu Matamela Minerals has applied for a prospecting right for the proposed Magnesite and Magnesite dumps exploration (DMR Ref: LP30/5/1/1/3/2/1(13151) EM). As part of the EIA process, more especially the public participation process for this proposed project, I&AP’s are invited to register and kindly submit any comments or concerns to reach Mr. Netshisaulu Emmanuel until Friday the 01st of June 2018 using the contact details provided below. The public is also invited to review and comment on DBAR and EMPr. The draft EMPr reports will be available for review for a 30 days calendar period from 01 June 2018 to 02 July 2018. This report will be at Musina local municipality (21 Irwin street, Musina) and Zwigodini Musanda. PUBLIC DAY Handing of flyers on streets and bus stops on Saturday the 19th of May 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm at Zwigodini Village. For more information, to register as an interested or affected party, please contact: SINGO CONSULTING (PTY) LTD P/Bag X7214 Postnet Suite 125 Witbank, 1035 Emmanuel, 076 913 9393/ 073 063 6441 firstname.lastname@example.org
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REQUIREMENTS: A prospective candidate must have Grade 12 Certificate and at least 2 years’ experience working in the correctional services. Computer literacy will be an added advantage. The incumbent must be able to work independently and show a good level of verbal and written communication skills.
MAINTENANCE PAINTER X 1 ANNUAL SALARY ALL INCLUSIVE: R138 560.91 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Be responsible in developing and maintaining a proper register to record all Paints and equipment. Lock and store all paint and equipment securely when not in use. Develop and maintain proper working system for training and teaching inmates to paint. Teaching inmates how to handle paint and tools used. Perform daily count of tool inventory used by inmates. Be responsible in painting all areas of the facility. Be able to report any damaged or missing tools and equipment immediately. Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Program. Place orders for paint and equipment through Maintenance Manager. Monitoring all Maintenance Sub-Contractors during painting services carried out. Assist in the implementation and Maintenance of the OH&S Act. Maintain and do quality management control of the maintenance painting stores. Assist in the implementation of the Maintenance Management Systems. Comply with all work related instructions. REQUIREMENTS: A prospective candidate must have Grade 12 Certificate and Trade Certificate from reputable institutions. Computer literacy will be an added advantage. The incumbent must be able to work independently and show a good level of verbal and written communication skills. All applicants will be required to undergo criminal record check before being appointed. Employment Equity Plan will receive preference. Designated people are encouraged to apply. If you don’t hear from us within 30 days after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please post your application letter with a comprehensive CV to Ms D. Maluleke, P.O. Box 3477, Makhado, 0920 or hand deliver to the institution at Kutama-Sinthumule Correctional Centre, Sparrow Road, Makhado on or before Friday 25th May 2018. No faxes will be accepted.
FINANCE CLERKS X2 Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for preparing financial statements and operational reports, analysing financial reports and advice management, drafting of budgets, planning and achieving key performance targets and objectives and delivering on bottom line budgetary goals, focussing on maximising business returns whilst minimizing exposure and risk for the company, reporting on and monitoring prospecting and budgetary performance and initiating measures to correct situations where necessary. Requirements: The candidate must be in possession of a Degree or equivalent qualification in financial accounting/financial management coupled with at least one year's experience in finance. He/she must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, willing to work overtime, ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to work independently, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to make strong business decisions, strong administration; analytical and decision-making skills.
FINANCE CLERK - SUPPLY CHAIN Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for capturing and maintenance of data and information relevant to Supply Chain Management. Reviewing and analysing the integrity of data and information within Supply Chain. Communication of reports and summaries to relevant stakeholders and liaising with key stakeholders within Supply Chain to obtain data and information. Requirements: The candidate must be in possession of a Degree or equivalent qualification in Financial Administration/Supply Chain or Bachelor of Commerce coupled with at least one- year's experience in a financial administration or Supply Chain environment and a clear credit record.
Closing date: 25 May 2018 All applications must be submitted with application letter, CV and certified copies of ID & qualifications. Applications should be hand-delivered to UIGC Building, University of Venda, Private Bag, X5050, Thohoyandou, 0950 or e-mailed to email@example.com. Telephone: 015 962 9173. NB: Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. Late submissions of applications will not be considered.
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Netbal and soccer tournament for local primary schools ising committee, Mr Shumani Ramadi, described Mjayeli Primary and secondary and Gingirikani as selfless and schools in Mashau and the caring community developers. surrounding areas will soon He said it was painful to see participate in a netball and that many businesspeople did soccer tournament. It is spon- not plough anything back into sored by Mjayeli and Gingithe community. rikani Security Services and According to him, most of was launched last Friday. the soccer stars of yesterday Mr Jones Maphalaphathwa, are now penniless after a life who represented the two secuof glory. rity companies, said that they “I have come to realize that a were ploughing back into the soccer career is very short and community and wanted to help that many have hit hard times to develop young players from after being in the limelight and grassroots level. leading a life of glamour,” he The secretary of the organsaid. By Kaizer Nengovhela
He encouraged the youngsters to take education seriously and secure their future through education. The circuit manager of education of Vhuronga II, Mr Nnditsheni Ramugondo, said the circuits were very grateful for a tournament of this magnitude. “We believe it came at the right moment as it will keep people occupied during this period of the year,” he said. All primary and secondary During the launch of the netball and soccer tournament are, from left to right, Vhuronga II schools will get netball and soccer kits and the winners will circuit manager Nnditsheni Ramugondo, Jones Maphalaphathwa (sponsor), Amparisaho Mufamadi and Patrict Maduvhu (sponsor). get cash prizes, balls, medals and trophies.
MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS All interested service providers are hereby invited to submit written quotations and deliver them to Makhado Municipality’s tender box. QUOTATION NO
Netball players and officials photographed with the netball winners’ trophy. From left to right are Mr Jones Maphalaphalthwa (sponsor), Andisa Sadiki, Patrick Madavhu (sponsor), Tshililo Maumela and Mahlodi Raphala.
MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Consumers and ratepayers of Makhado Local Municipality with municipal accounts that were handed over for collection to Council’s (previous) debt collector, Hammann-Moosa Inc, are hereby notified that with immediate effect no payments must be made to the said debt collector. All payments and payment arrangements must forthwith be made directly at Makhado Municipality offices. Also be notified that the Municipality appointed new debt collectors, namely, Kunene Ramapala Inc, J & R Consultants and Wisani Baloyi Inc. Each of these debt collectors will also in due course contact debtors whose accounts have been handed over for collection depending on the allocation of debtors to the respective debt collectors. AFRIKAANS Verbruikers en belastingbetalers van Makhado Plaaslike Munisipaliteit wie se munisipale rekenings oorhandig is vir invordering aan die Raad se (voormalige) skuldinvorderaar Hammann-Moosa Ing, word hiermee in kennis gestel dat met onmiddellike effek geen betalings aan die genoemde skuldinvorderaar gemaak moet word nie. Alle betalings en/of reelings vir afbetalings moet voortaan direk by the Makhado Munisipale kantore gemaak word. Neem ook verder kennis dat die Raad nuwe skuldinvorderaars aangestel het, nl. onderskeidelik Kunene Ramapala Ing, J & R Konsultante en Wisani Baloyi Ing. Een van hierdie skuldinvorderaars sal mettertyd ook kontak maak met debiteure wie se rekenings vir invordering oorhandig is. TSHIVENDA Vhabadeli vha tshumelo dza Masipala wa Makhado vhane zwikolodo zwavho zwo iswaho kha vho ramilayo, Hammaan - Moosa Inc, vha khou divhadzwa uri u bva zwino, vha songo tsha ita dzimbadelo dzavho ha vho ramilayo avho vho bulwaho afho ntha. Dzimbadelo na nzudzanyo dza kubadelele zwi tea u itwa dzi ofisini dza Masipala wa Makhado. Vha dovha hafhu u divhadzwa uri Masipala o thola vhavhili vha zwikolodo vha tevhelaho; Kunene Ramapala Inc, J&R Consultants na Wisani Baloyi Inc. Munwe wa avho vhavhili vha zwikolodo u do kwama vhathu vhe zwikolodo zwavho zwa iswa kha avho vhavhili vha zwikolodo zwi tshi ya ngauri dzina lavho lo iswa kha vhafhio. XITSONGA Vahekeri va vukorhokeri bya Masipala wa Makhado lava swikweleti swa vona swi rhumeriweke eka Maloyara ya Hamaan – Moosa Incl, va tivisiwa leswaku ku sukela sweswi hi nomo lowu, tihakelo hinkwato ati nga ha endliwi eka maloyara lawa ya boxiweke laha henhla. Tihakelo xikanwe ni malulamisele ya tihakelo swita endliwa e tihofisini ta masipala, nakambe mi tivisiwa leswaku khansele yi thorile vakoleki lavantswa vanga: Kunene Ramapala, J & R Consultant na Wisani Baloyi. Hi tlhela hi lemukisa vanhu lava tihakelo ta vona ti saleleke endzhaku ku langutela tinqingho hi nkarhi lowu wu nga hetiki mbilu ku suka eka un’wana wa vakoleki lava vanharhu va boxiweke laha henhla. The Municipal Manager Makhado Local Municipality Private Bag X 2596 Louis Trichardt 0920
COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION
• 100% minimum Threshold for local production and content.
CLOSING DATE AND TIME
Request for Quotation for Supply and delivery of Office Furniture
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for Supply and delivery of Bush clearing machines and accessories
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for Supply and delivery of Cleaning Material for Waterval Regional Office
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for Supply and delivery of Building Materials
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Conduct cost calculation for the rehabilitation of the Makhado Landfill Site
Drilling of boreholes, stand and tank at Waterval Regional Office
Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Refuse Skip Bins
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for the Supply, Delivery and Install Parks and benches at Makhado municipal parks
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Protective Clothing for Waterval Regional Office
Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Newspaper for Makhado municipality for the period of 12 months
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Pedestrian Roller for Dzanani Regional Office
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of stationery ( Cartridges)
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Drip Irrigation system for Phaphama Agricultural Cooperative
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for the Supply and delivery of Stone Crusher Dust
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Request for Quotation for the Re-Upholstery of Office Chairs
18 May 2018 at 12H00
• Company should have an experience in similar work (provide an appointment letter of the similar successful project with full client’s contact)
18 May 2018 at 12H00
15 May 2018 at 12H00 at Waterval Regional Office
• 100% minimum Threshold for local production and content.
18 May 2018 at 12H00
18 May 2018 at 12H00
Please Note: 1. Specifications of the quotations and MBD 6.1 and MBD 4 can be downloaded from the municipal website www. makhado.gov.za or a hard copy can be obtained from Supply Chain Management office B043, Civic Centre, No.83 Krogh Street, Makhado Municipality 2.
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For more information, enquiries must be directed to Ms TP Ntsieni or Mr M Ramabulana at 015 519 3179/3129/3024 during office hours.
Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street LOUIS TRICHARDT, 0920 Notice No: 48 of 2018 File No: 8/3/2/1
MR. N.F. TSHIVHENGWA MUNICIPAL MANAGER
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Enquiries should be directed to: Makhado Municipality Att : Luvhimba LE/Makhuvele HS Tel: 015 519 3057 Notice No: 56 of 2018 File No: 6/6/6
Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920
PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
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Na Ndilani and Robbers in play-offs been shining on top of the log ever since the season started While most of the MMK Adnine months ago. They are ministrators Soccer League currently leading Stream F teams still have five matches with 81 points, 16 ahead of to play before they wrap up Mashamba Soccer Academy. the activities for the current Sea Robbers will take part in season, two teams are already the annual event for the third sure of places in the promotime in a row. tional play-offs. Berea FC and Anel Real Tshakhuma RO Na Ndilani Vikings are in tight contention will represent stream D in the for the league title in Stream annual event that is scheduled H. In Stream I, Ficus FC and to take place towards the end Sambandou United Profesof next month. Tshakhuma are sionals are the top contenders. leading the pack with 77 points, Ficus are on top of the log with 23 ahead of the second-placed 59 points, while United ProfesTshivhazwaulu Peace Makers. sionals are two points behind. The other side who had The race for promotion in already started with their Stream C is between Nweli preparations for the promoStone Breakers and Tshambobtional play-offs is Wayeni Sea vu Junior Aces. Stone Breakers Robbers. Sea Robbers have are four points ahead of Aces, By Frank Mavhungu
while Aces still have a match in hand. Three teams, Mukula Young Santos, Phandulaluvalo FC and Matangari High Aims, are in hot race for the league title in Stream B. United Artists need only three points in their remaining three matches to be declared the Stream C champions. Makhitha Oscar Stars and Mpheni Home Defenders are in close contention for the championship in Stream E. The race for promotion is between Tshivhilidulu Hungry Lions and Rabali Pull Together in Stream G. With four matches remaining, Hungry Lions have deposited 60 points into their league account, four more than Rabali Pull Together.
The Stream A log leaders, United Artists.
Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana and other senior traditional leaders attended Sunday’s match at Thohoyandou Stadium to support Black Leopards when they clashed against Jomo Cosmos. From left to right are Leopards boss David Thidiela, Thovhele Vele Kutama, the United African Apostolic Church (UAAC)’s Bishop Paulos Miriri (with sunglasses) and King Toni Mphephu Ramabula. In the front row are Thovhele Ratshibvumo II Rambuda and to the right of the king is Chief Livhuwani Matsila.
The jubilant supporters of Black Leopards hold a makeshift coffin with the letters RIP on it, to represent Jomo Cosmos’s fate during the Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos National First Division match played at Thohoyandou Stadium the past weekend. Leopards won 3-0 and qualified for the promotional play-off.
MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920
All suitable service providers are hereby invited to bid for the below mentioned projects. Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable from date stated below the Procurement Office No. B043 ground floor, 83 Krogh Street, civic centre, Makhado. BID NO: 12/2018
DATE OF BID DOCUMENT AVAILABLE.
Supply and delivery of ICT end user equipment for the period of three (03) years
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Maintenance and repairs of laptops, desktops, printers and scanners for the period of Two (02)years
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Point to point wireless network for the period of three (03) years.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Request for proposal: provision of Traffic contravention management systems for the period of three (03) years
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Supply, delivery, installation and maintenance of a least cost routing system at various service points for the period of three (03) years
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION
80/20 score points with functionality.
Friday, 18 May 2018 at 10:00 at Council chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street. Makhado
• Attach certified copy of dealership certificate.
80/20 score points with functionality.
80/20 score points with functionality.
80/20 score points with functionality.
80/20 score points.
REFERENCE AND NOTICE NO.
• Director Corporate services Mr N C Kharidzha or Mr S P Harri tel no.015 519 3000.
• Director Corporate services Mr N C Kharidzha or Mr S P Harri tel no.015 519 3000.
CLOSING DATE AND TIME Friday, 01 June 2018 at 12H00
Notice no: 38/2018 Friday, 01 June 2018 at 12H00
Ref: 8/3/2/1562 Notice no: 39/2018
Friday, 18 May 2018 at 10:00 at Council chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street. Makhado
• Attach certified copy of ICASA or WAPA Certificate.
• Director Corporate services Mr N C Kharidzha or Mr S P Harri tel no.015 519 3000
Friday, 18 May 2018 at 12:00 at Council chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street. Makhado
• Attach proof of similar executed successfully projects with clients contact details and contract value.
• Director community services, Mr. M J Kanwendo or Mr H B Mokiri at tel no.015 519 3000
Monday, 21 May 2018 at 10:00 at Council chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street. Makhado
• Attach proof of membership with any acknowledged registered professional body in this field.
• Director Corporate services Mr N C Kharidzha or Mr S P Harri tel no.015 519 3000.
Friday, 01 June 2018 at 12H00
Ref: 8/3/2/1563 Notice no: 40/2018
Friday, 08 June 2018 at 12H00
Ref: 8/3/2/1564 Notice no: 41/2018
Friday, 08 June 2018 at 12H00
Ref: 8/3/2/1565 Notice no: 42/2018
Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorized person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked “As mentioned above” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than “As mentioned above” when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, No.83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Submitted tenders will be evaluated as mentioned above. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • • • • • •
A valid tax clearance certificate status issued with tax compliance status pin issued. A copy of company registration certificate/CK. Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID book(s), not older than three (03) months. Certified copy BBBEE certificate (For preferential points), not older than three (03) months. Proof of payment of Municipal Accounts/Bills/Formal Lease Agreement for rental/letter from Traditional Authority not older than three (03) months for both entity and directors of the company. Copy of central supplier database summary report.
NB: All Service Provider doing business with Makhado municipality are required to register on the CSD (Central Supplier Database). All enquiries procurement should be directed to Mr. NA Mathivha or Mr. M Ramabulana at tel no. (015) 519 3171/3024. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street LOUIS TRICHARDT, 0920
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“We are ready for the playoffs” - coaches By Frank Mavhungu Black Leopards might be celebrating the fact that they have secured a place in the promotional playoffs, but they still have a mountain to climb for them to become one of the Absa Premiership Division’s affiliates next season. Lidoda Duvha booked a place in the promo-
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Soccer League Logs Hlapa League Log
Played 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5
Won 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
Draw 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Lost 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 4
For 66 56 54 52 62 44 53 43 45 39 43 49 47 32 37 44 25 29
Against Points 34 15 44 12 46 12 48 10 38 9 36 9 47 9 47 7 45 6 41 6 47 6 57 6 63 6 48 4 43 4 56 3 35 1 51 1
SAB/MMK Administrators A Team Played Won Draw Lost United Artists 31 26 5 0 SMSA FC 30 23 4 3 Makovha All Stars 31 20 5 6 Muziafera Blue Eagles 30 18 8 4 Sidou Peace Makers 30 14 7 9 Khandani Fc 30 12 12 6 Budeli United 30 11 5 14 Langutani Blue Birds 29 9 8 12 Royal Arsenal 29 8 10 11 Malamulele United 30 8 10 12 Shigamani FC 30 8 8 14 Govhu Black Bulls 29 8 6 15 Scotch Winters FC 28 8 5 15 Matsakali Sky Rangers 30 6 10 14 Hozana Guptas 31 6 8 17 Mphego Real Rovers 28 7 4 17 Mulenzhe Shooting Stars 30 6 7 17 Dididi Manguvhewa FC 30 5 8 17
For 93 74 67 55 47 45 45 37 31 45 42 39 18 40 32 38 31 24
Against Points 22 82 29 73 30 65 36 62 37 49 34 48 75 38 37 35 32 34 50 34 52 32 47 30 47 29 53 28 50 26 61 25 57 25 54 23
SAB/MMK Administrators B Team Played Won Draw Lost Mukula Young Santos 31 19 7 5 Phandulaluvalo 32 17 8 7 Tshidzini Happy Fighters 31 14 15 2 Matangari Happy Fighters 32 16 9 7 Khubvi Dangerous Dakkies 33 13 7 13 Madandila Happy Boys 31 10 13 8 Matangari Happy Fighters 31 10 12 9 Mukula Jamaican Stars 31 11 9 11 Tshaulu Gheto Boys 31 10 10 11 Thenzheni Liverpool 31 8 15 88 Tshifudi XI Experience 31 9 12 10 Mahagala Young Stars 31 9 9 13 Tshaulu Powerline 30 9 8 13 Tshitasini City FC 31 10 5 16 Msasenda Big XI 32 6 16 10 Gaba Union Fighters 31 7 12 12 Matsika Shooting Stars 30 9 6 15 Mutale Vikings 31 8 8 15 Tshilonwe Young Bombers 31 8 5 18
For 61 52 59 62 36 44 33 32 37 48 45 32 40 43 45 34 26 34 38
Against Points 30 64 27 59 36 57 43 57 38 46 36 43 28 42 34 42 35 40 41 39 43 39 38 36 46 35 75 35 49 34 50 33 42 33 50 32 59 29
SAB/MMK Administrators: C Team Played Won Draw Lost Nweli Stone Breakers 29 19 4 6 Tshambobvu Junior Aces 28 16 7 5 Rockers FC 29 14 12 3 Mbilwi New Generation 29 15 9 5 Shonisani FC 29 11 13 5 Maranzhe Hungry Lion 29 11 12 6 Ngwenani Young Chiefs 29 9 10 10 Makhuvha All Stars 29 8 12 9 Ngudza Young Vultures 29 10 6 13 Godeni United 28 10 5 13 Marula XI 29 8 10 11 The Dolphins 28 8 9 11 Ngovhela Backside 29 8 8 13 Vondwe XI Bullets 29 6 10 13 Thembe Sunrise Riders 28 5 10 13 Dobby Freedom Birds 29 6 7 16 Mutuwa Brazilins 30 5 8 17
For 51 43 45 44 42 32 42 32 32 36 40 37 30 24 30 23 26
Against Points 23 61 17 55 47 54 29 54 27 46 29 45 40 37 35 36 37 36 44 35 35 34 39 33 40 32 32 28 44 25 54 25 57 23
Team Tshakhuma RO Nandilani Tshivhazwaulu P Makers Flying Eagles United FC Mutandani Pull Together Beuster Mighty Chiefs Gwamasenga Uni Bros Phungo All Stars Duthuni Happy Boys Kalahari FC Tshakhuma KK Revo Shayandima Disco Five Voweto Max Force Univen FC Shayandima FC Dynamos Cobra Stars FC Mutsha Antlantis Tswinga Peace Makers
SAB/MMK Administrators D Played Won Draw Lost 29 25 2 2 30 14 12 4 29 14 8 7 29 14 7 8 30 13 6 11 29 12 7 10 29 10 10 9 28 10 10 8 29 10 9 10 29 11 5 13 29 8 10 11 28 8 7 13 28 9 4 15 29 7 9 13 29 7 7 15 29 6 7 16 29 6 4 19
SAB/MMK Administrators: H Played Won Draw Lost Berea FC 24 18 4 2 Annel Real Vikings 24 15 6 3 Ingwe FC 24 12 5 7 Bale United 24 10 10 4 Musina All Stars 24 12 3 9 Folovhodwe Stone Breakers 24 8 7 9 Tshiungani Young Chiefs 24 8 7 9 Musina United 22 7 8 7 Masisi Young Stars 23 6 7 10 Tshiilamusi Super Ealges 24 6 7 11 Muswodi Happy Fighters 24 5 9 10 Tshenzhelani Diiteleni 23 6 6 11 Mapakoni Vikings 24 7 3 14 Tshisimani Top Challenges 22 5 7 10 Lwathudwa Black Movers 24 5 5 14
For 40 44 30 31 45 19 25 22 21 21 19 20 29 19 23
Against Points 9 58 19 51 26 41 20 40 34 39 22 31 33 31 19 29 30 25 31 25 24 24 27 24 43 24 33 22 38 20
SAB/MMK Administrators: I Team Played Won Draw Lost Ficus FC 29 19 5 5 Sambandou Unt Profession 30 17 6 7 Mutshenzheni Gorillas 30 17 4 9 Muledzhi Fire Boys 28 15 6 7 Rambuda Young Fighters 30 13 12 5 Makuya Junior Aces 30 12 13 5 Phaphama All Stars 630 13 8 9 Tshandama Try Together 30 12 9 9 Mulodi Freedom Birds 30 10 13 7 Lukau FC 30 10 12 8 Makuya Try Again 30 10 11 9 Thengwe Flying Peace 29 10 10 9 Mavunde Hungry Vultures 30 11 5 14 Madzivhanani Premier United29 8 6 15 Mavuma FC 30 7 6 17 Mulodi Young Santos 29 6 8 15 Muhuyu Copper Stars 30 5 8 17 Tshixwadza Brazilians 30 0 2 28
For 47 53 49 58 43 46 47 29 30 45 46 34 32 31 34 33 35 13
Against Points 25 62 31 57 36 55 30 51 25 51 32 49 44 47 28 45 26 43 31 42 32 41 34 40 33 38 46 30 49 27 56 26 58 23 90 2
For 22 25 22 33 25 21 14 14 16 21 16 12 8 11 14 10 11 10
Against Points 7 39 7 35 9 30 18 27 16 27 15 26 12 20 18 20 13 19 21 19 18 9 18 16 14 14 14 12 25 12 26 10 20 7 29 6
Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 No handwritten logs will be accepted Team Gilson Pool Club Diza Dazzers Pool Club Iketleng Pool Club Modjadji Pool Club Thabelo Pool Club Wata Pool Club Loss Matheka Pool Club Diza Pool Club Petermzala Pool Club Cocks Pool Club Oom Pieter Pool Club Hlayisekani Pool Club Mamba Pool Club Hillside Pool Club Mutonga Pool Club Diza Highway Pool Club Toy Pool Club Goloza Pool Club
tional playoffs by beating Jomo Cosmos 3-0 at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday. Leopards finished in the second position on the log and Cosmos, who were in that spot before the match, dropped to third following the defeat. Lidoda Duvha and Jomo Cosmos, together with the team from the Absa Premiership division that will finish in the 15th spot, will compete for a place in the elite division in the promotional playoffs. The Absa Premiership teams that are likely to join Leopards and Cosmos in the playoffs are Ajax Cape Town, Supersport United, Polokwane City or Baroka FC. The Absa Premiership teams will play their final league matches tomorrow. The first promotional playoff match will be played next Wednesday, May 16. A quick glance at the road ahead of Black Leopards reveals that they will host the team from the premiership division in their opening match at the Thohoyandou Stadium next Wednesday. They will travel to the Vosloorus Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, May 20. Their third game will be against the premiership side at the latter’s home ground. The Thohoyandou outfit will wrap up their promotional playoff programme by hosting Jomo Cosmos at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday, 30 May. In interviews with the teams’ head coaches, Mr Joel Masutha (Leopards) and Jomo Sono (Cosmos) shortly after Sunday’s game, they both said that they were ready to absorb the promotional playoff heat.
For 73 38 35 34 30 36 27 27 26 34 34 33 24 28 25 20 29
Against Points 13 77 22 54 28 50 21 49 29 45 33 43 21 40 29 40 22 39 45 38 38 34 43 31 36 31 33 30 45 28 42 25 53 22
MLFA VUWANI STREAM
SAB/MMK Administrators: E Team Played Won Drawn Lost Makhitha Oscar Stars 27 22 5 0 Mpheni Home Defenders 27 22 3 2 Western Stars 27 15 7 5 Magau United 27 15 6 6 Makhitha Yellow Birds 26 12 6 8 Zamenkomste FC 26 10 8 8 Makhitha Iya Runga 28 10 8 10 Maebani Young Eagles 27 10 7 10 LTT Murunwa TVET 27 10 4 13 Midoroni Real Hearts 27 9 4 14 Tshikhwani Stone Breakers 27 8 6 13 Muraleni United Bros 27 7 8 12 Makhitha Up The Brooms 26 7 6 13 Rainbow All Sports Academy25 6 3 16 Madombidzha Arsenal 27 5 5 17 Zoutpansberg Powerlines 27 5 4 18
For 54 70 52 46 41 41 42 35 39 34 37 35 41 18 30 23
Against Points 16 71 13 69 27 52 26 51 28 42 32 38 43 38 47 37 42 34 47 31 34 30 50 29 65 27 42 21 50 20 60 19
Team Played Mabidi Mighty Green 17 Nngwekhulu Real Rovers 15 Tshino Village Brothers 15 Malongo Vultures 15 Tshimbupfe Disco Stars 16 FC Mazhakandila 17 Ramukhuba Development FC13 Mashau Young Stars 17 Mashau Bafanas 16 Tshakhuma Seven Stars 16 Mashau Doli Anchors 15 Vhangani FC 14 Vyeboom United 13 Mianzwi Hungry Lions 12 Madobi United FC 11 Bofu Bluebirds 14 Nesengani shooting Stars 11 Mashau Thenga Black Lion 15
SAB/MMK Administrators: F Team Played Won Draw Lost Wayeni Sea Robbers 33 28 4 1 Mashamba Soccer Acad 33 20 8 5 Kurhuleni Happy Fighters 31 18 9 4 Mashamba Benfica Utd 34 18 8 8 Vyeboom Marikana 34 16 12 6 Mashau Thondoni United 33 17 5 11 Bokkies Scientists 31 15 3 13 Mukondeni Shooting 33 12 12 9 Phadziri Fc 33 12 12 9 Mulima FC 33 10 13 10 Muwaweni Lucky Stars 32 10 8 14 Mambedi FC 31 9 9 13 Valdezia Depotivo 31 9 8 14 Madadzhi Eversmiling 30 9 7 14 Eleven Worrior 33 7 11 15 Bofulamato United 32 5 13 14 Tshinavhe Fc 32 6 9 17 Tshivhuyuni Two For Joy 32 5 11 16 Mojosi Blazing Ambers 32 6 6 20 Sereni Home Boys 33 5 4 24
For 79 59 48 47 48 45 45 32 22 47 26 23 30 23 27 24 32 27 32 22
Against Points 15 88 27 68 19 63 28 62 37 60 35 56 27 48 23 48 17 48 42 43 32 38 34 36 37 35 44 34 49 32 37 28 62 27 43 26 60 24 70 19
Team Mamelodi Sundowns Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs Maritzburg United Cape Town City FC Free State Stars Golden Arrows Chippa United Bloemfontein Celtc Bidvest Wits AmaZulu FC Baroka FC Polokwane City SuperSport United Ajax Cape Town Platinum Stars
Absa Premiership Played Won Draw 29 18 5 29 14 10 29 11 12 29 11 10 29 11 7 29 10 10 29 8 13 29 7 15 29 8 12 29 9 9 29 8 11 29 7 13 29 6 15 29 7 12 29 8 7 29 4 9
Lost 6 5 6 8 11 9 8 7 9 11 10 9 8 10 14 16
GD 49 39 4 13 0 -1 2 1 -7 -8 -6 -5 -3 -6 -5 -18
Points 59 52 45 43 40 40 37 36 36 36 35 34 33 33 31 21
Team Highlands Park Black Leopards Jomo Cosmos Real Kings Witbank Spurs Tshakhuma Tsha Madzi Cape Town All Stars Stellenbosch Royal Eagles Pretoria University FC Uthongathi FC Richards Bay Mbombela United Ubuntu Cape Town Super Eagles Mthatha Bucks
National First Division Played Won Draw 30 21 6 30 14 8 30 14 7 30 11 12 30 11 12 30 11 8 30 9 13 30 10 10 30 8 12 30 9 9 30 7 13 30 8 10 30 10 6 30 7 11 30 7 11 30 4 10
Lost 3 8 9 7 7 11 8 10 10 12 10 12 14 12 12 16
GD 52 21 11 9 5 -12 3 -7 -1 -11 -4 -13 -12 -7 -14 -20
Points 69 50 49 45 45 41 40 40 36 36 34 34 33 32 32 22
SAB/MMK Administrators: G Team Played Won Draw Lost Tshivhilidulu H Lion 26 18 6 2 Rabali Pull Together 26 16 8 2 Maelula United Bros 26 16 6 4 Phadzima KSP Young Stars 25 13 6 6 Matanda Rockers 26 12 8 6 Tshituni Hot Spurs 26 10 10 6 Seven United Brothers 26 9 9 8 Nzhelele Young All 26 9 8 9 Tshikuwi Stone Breakers 26 9 8 9 Mauluma Black Mambas 26 9 5 12 Sangoma Black Robbers 26 8 6 12 Edson Muraida 26 7 6 13 Mamvuka Black Stars 25 7 5 13 Dopeni Mighty Comrades 25 7 5 13 Khakhu Real Vultures 25 3 4 18 Nzhelele Home Sweepers 26 1 4 21
For 48 49 33 41 37 33 37 41 22 26 39 28 28 25 20 19
Against Points 13 60 17 56 12 54 24 45 26 44 30 40 33 36 39 35 23 35 28 32 33 30 42 27 35 26 40 26 53 13 68 7
Won 12 10 8 8 8 7 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2
Draw 3 5 6 3 3 5 5 5 7 4 4 4 5 3 3 4 1 0
Lost 2 0 1 4 5 5 3 7 5 7 6 6 5 6 5 8 8 13
Jomo Cosmos’ head coach, Mr Jomo Sono. Team Swongozwi Masters LTT Masters Senedza Masters Vhulaudzi Masters Ellis Masters Sinthumele Kutama Dzanani 1 T/Association Tshikhwani Masters Wesifa Masters Mandiwana Masters Ngovhela Masters Khakhu Masters Mudimeli Masters Rachi's Civil Masters Makungwi Masters Matidza Masters Mphaila Masters
Vhembe Masters Soccer League Played Won Draw Lost 28 19 7 2 28 19 5 4 26 19 3 4 8 18 4 6 28 18 2 8 26 16 4 7 26 15 5 6 28 14 2 12 27 12 7 8 28 13 2 13 28 8 7 13 28 9 1 18 27 6 4 17 26 6 2 18 27 6 2 19 29 4 5 20 28 3 6 19
For 88 102 97 100 69 68 70 83 76 62 60 48 39 18 30 40 27
Makhado Local Football Association Stream A
Team Played Mashamba Record Breakers 13 Bungeni Young Diplomats 13 Mbokota FC 12 Masokona United FC 13 Caledon Junior Birds 13 Basani Arrow Chiefs 13 Matsila Morning Sweepers 13 Njhakanjhaka Mighty 12 Njhakanjhaka United 12 Jomo Young Stars 13 Riverside FC 12 Bodwe FC 12 Chavani United FC 11 Pfananai Fc 6
Won 10 9 8 8 5 5 3 4 4 4 3 3 1 1
Draw 1 2 2 1 4 4 7 3 2 2 2 2 3 1
Lost 2 2 2 4 4 4 3 5 6 7 7 7 7 3
For 35 23 17 25 17 17 16 9 15 11 11 7 14 2
Makhado Local Football Association Stream B
Team Played Slanger AC Milan 14 Mailaskop Pull Together 15 Lambani United FC 14 Mukoneni United FC 13 Mpheni Barcelona 14 Donkerhoek City Crush 15 Mailaskop Academy 15 Manyima Mars Brothers 14 Tshiwisa Mukonde FC 13 Elim Blackpool Juniors 14 Vleifontein United FC 15 Koki FC 15 Malaiskop Action Killers 15 Elim Double Class 14 Elim All Stars 14 Tanaka FC 14
Won 11 10 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 2 1
Draw 1 3 3 3 2 4 5 3 2 5 5 5 5 1 3 2
Against Points 42 64 48 62 38 60 42 58 57 56 42 52 30 50 55 44 59 43 41 73 66 31 57 28 96 22 53 20 70 20 96 17 90 15 Against Points 15 31 10 29 9 26 13 25 15 19 16 19 18 16 11 15 16 14 19 14 20 11 22 11 22 6 10 4
Lost 1 1 3 3 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 9 9 11
For 30 23 17 19 16 22 22 20 17 16 16 19 19 18 12 12
Against Points 13 34 21 33 12 27 7 24 15 23 19 22 21 20 24 18 12 17 15 17 17 17 21 17 21 17 22 13 27 9 38 5
Sinthumule Kutama Team Played Won Draw Manavhela Ablex FC 12 8 4 MML FC 12 8 2 Zoutpansberg Powerline 11 7 3 Madodonga Happy Hearts 13 6 2 Mira Black Pull 11 5 4 Muraleni Young Rebellions 13 4 7 Muduluni Young Chiefs 12 5 2 Maebani Aces United 13 4 5 Manyeleti FC 12 4 2 Zamenkomste Happy Boys 10 3 1 Makhitha Yellow Birds 12 3 0 Dave 16 FC 8 2 2 Kutama Young Stars 11 1 2 Makhitha I ya Runga 8 1 0
Lost 0 2 1 5 2 2 5 4 6 6 9 4 8 7
For 29 19 23 22 18 12 19 20 14 9 17 11 12 6
Against Points 10 28 11 26 14 24 17 20 10 19 9 19 12 17 15 17 15 14 17 10 31 9 15 8 25 5 19 3
Sinthumule Kutama Team Played Won Draw Greenway Sports Academy 14 12 2 Benny Sports Acacemy 14 10 3 Madombidzha Celtics 14 10 2 Matika FC 14 8 3 Mashamba Try Again 14 6 6 Ravele Black Dragons 15 8 0 Tshiozwi Chelsea FC 15 7 3 Ramahantsha Lotavha FC 12 7 0 Ravele Highlanders 15 6 2 Tshizwi Barcelona FC 13 5 1 Chris United FC 15 3 5 Sinthumule Dangerous Stars 15 3 4 Tshiozwi Mates FC 15 3 2 Gogobole Bucs FC 14 3 2 Gogobole Home Defenders 14 2 3 Tshiozwi Dynamos FC 13 1 2
Lost 0 1 2 3 2 7 5 5 7 7 7 8 10 9 9 10
For 60 39 36 27 28 42 22 27 33 18 27 15 15 20 12 13
Against Points 11 36 8 33 17 32 16 27 15 24 31 24 12 24 22 21 34 20 19 16 24 14 35 13 30 11 42 11 34 9 72 5
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Leopards destroy Cosmos against Leopards, were without most of their regular players, including Carlton Mashumba As if they had won a cup final, the fans and Lifa Hlongwane. of Black Leopards left the Thohoyandou The home side capitalized on this by scorStadium with happy hearts on Sunday, ing three goals within the first 45 minutes. after their team had crushed Jomo Cosmos Lidoda Duvha lost their bulldozer striker, 3-0 in their NFD League match to secure a Mwape Musonda, through injury in the place in the promotional playoffs. eighth minute. Musonda collided head-on Cosmos, who were already certain of place with Cosmos’s keeper, King Ndlovu. The two in the promotional playoffs before their match sustained serious injuries and neither could continue with the game. Musonda was replaced with Joseph Mhlongo while Clement Ramagkasha came on for Ndlovu. Tebogo Makobela of Cosmos was reprimanded with a yellow card in the 17th minute. He tackled Tsheamo Mashoene of Leopards from behind. Leopards took the lead in the 19th minute. Karabo Tshepe beat the keeper with a ground cutter, following a neat pass from Phathutshedzo Nange. Cosmos started to panic after the Leopards’ opening goal and lost cohesion in the middle of the park. The Thohoyandou side increased the margin in the 28th minute. Tshepe completed his brace after a rebound, following Joseph Mhlongo’s initial attempt. Cosmos’s midfielder, Tebogo Makobela, was lucky not to see red after tackling Phathutshedzo Nange dangerously. Mhlongo scored the third seven minutes before the referee, Mr Victor Gomes, blew the half-time whistle. Leopards completed their substitution chances early in the last half. They replaced Meshack Maphangule and Phathutshedzo Nange with Ivan Mahangwahaya and Xolani Ndlovu respectively. Realizing that victory was almost certain, Leopards entertained the fans with their Black Leopards’ goal scorers, Karabo Tshepe dribbling skills in the last 15 minutes of the game. and Joseph Mhlongo (right). By Frank Mavhungu
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