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Ex-cop gets ten years for murder - page 2

More power outages imminent in future - page 3

Jaargang 29 Vol. 27

Council approves record R826 million budget - page 6

AFB gripped in crisis Legal action looming due to department’s failure to restore AFB Makhado’s electricity supply

By Frans van der Merwe

A major humanitarian crisis, involving the interruption of school children’s education and financial losses running into millions of rand, is undermining the morale at AFB Makhado. Residents of the Braambos residential area at AFB Makhado are nearing the end of their patience with the apparent lack of urgency displayed by officialdom to end the crisis which causes humiliation, damage and serious concern among the 1100 members of the 235 households at the base. The crisis is exacerbated by the poor performance of the National Department of Public Works in restoring the main electricity supply to the base, which was terminated when a high voltage cable exploded on 10 October last year. After having exhausted all official channels, in vain, residents at a community meeting last month established an individual community forum to seek help and assistance against the non-compliance of the Department of Public Works in repairing the damage. Legal action is now being contemplated against the department. Their urgent appeals have reached the South African Parliament, in the meantime. In a letter early this month by the forum’s legal representative to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works, it is emphasised that many households have suffered financial

losses, food has perished in freezers that could not work and children’s education was stopped at the local pre-primary and primary schools. “It became a humiliation to some as households were running out of funds and had to be assisted by others with basic foodstuffs. In attempts to provide temporary relief, families procured generators, gas systems and fuel to sustain family life. Large supplies of damaged frozen rations had to be discarded and families have to travel the 40km to Makhado (Louis Trichardt) to purchase perishable food. There is no public transport or local grocer available.” After more than eight months, the 11 mobile diesel generators of the base which supply temporary electricity to a limited extent are failing more often and spares are not available. Millions of rands are spent on diesel to run these generators. The letter states that, to date, the running cost of the generators has been more than R30 million, whereas the estimated cost to have the damaged supply repaired is less than R15 million. Frequent breakdowns and shortages of diesel are adding to the emotional trauma of the residents, who find it difficult to preserve and prepare food and must witness the interruption of their children’s education. (Contd on P2)

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JJ Jooste se motorfiets waar dit Donderdagaand opgefrommel teen een van die pilare voor Gen-Key in Kroghstraat, Makhado (Louis Trichardt) te lande gekom het. Lees berig op p. 2


2 12 July 2013 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Ex-cop sentenced to 10 years for murder

Die bestuurder van die voertuig, wat glo van Zimbabwe afkomstig is, het verlede Donderdag in die agterkant van ´n motorfiets vasgery. Deur Isabel Venter

Motorfietsryer gelukkig om te oorleef “Ek het gedog ek is okay, maar toe kom die ambulans en sê ek moet eerder hospitaal toe gaan.” So het mnr. JJ Jooste vertel, nadat hy verlede Donderdagaand ter nouernood aan die dood ontkom het in ‘n motorongeluk in Kroghstraat. Die 33-jarige Jooste is gelukkig om te leef, nadat ‘n ander voertuig glo in hom vasgery het. Die ongeluk het skuins oorkant die Poskantoor plaasgevind. Jooste het met sy motorfiets in ‘n noordelike rigting gery. Hy onthou dat hy naby Sinewave van die regterbaan na die linkerbaan oorgegaan het, sodat hy by Gen-Key kon parkeer. ‘n Luukse stasiewa, wat in dieselfde rigting gery het en agter Jooste was, het volgens Jooste met ‘n “helse spoed” agter in sy motorfiets vasgejaag.

Die impak van die ongeluk het tot gevolg gehad dat Jooste se motorfiets teen ‘n geparkeerde voertuig gebots het en toe in stukke teen ‘n pilaar op die sypaadjie voor Gen-Key tot stilstand gekom het. Die bestuurder van die stasiewa het beheer verloor oor sy voertuig en dié het teen ‘n ander pilaar te lande gekom sodat die neus van die voertuig in die teenoorgestelde rigting gewys het. Jooste se lyf is oortrek van die bloukolle soos wat hy van sy motorfiets afgeval het. Beide sy enkels is ook erg gekneus. Teen Dinsdag het dit al beter gegaan met hom en het hy gesê dat hy weer binnekort na sy werk sal terugkeer. Die bestuurder van die stasiewa en sy twee passasiers is nie beseer in die ongeluk nie. “Dit is ‘n hartseer storie dié,” het hy opgemerk oor sy motorfiets wat nou afgeskryf is.

An ex-police officer was sentenced to an effective 10 years’ imprisonment on Tuesday for a murder which took place at his home on the evening of 18 April 2010. The Louis Trichardt Regional Court convicted Famanda Foster Namuhuchu (34) on a charge of murder after he had shot a close relative, Mr Johannes Risimati Mabunda, at least nine times, first in the head and then in other areas of his body. Mabunda died in the attack. It was heard in court during the trial that Mabunda had asked some money from Namuhuchu at a tavern. When Namuhuchu said he had no money, Mabunda then started insulting him and said that the accused was “fat like a frog, and that he would smash his testicles”. Namuhuchu then left the tavern, but the deceased followed him into his home with a beer bottle. He then smashed the bottle and charged at the accused with a sharp piece of it. Namuhuchu stated that he then shot Mabunda in self-defence. The court rejected the claim of self-defence on the basis that the number of shots fired from the accused’s service pistol exceeded the idea or intention of self-defence. Then the court found him guilty on 18 June. In mitigation, the accused’s defence, Adv Ralph Ndleve, stated that the accused was a first offender, was married with two children and was the sole breadwinner. “He also assisted in the burial of the deceased by contributing a head of cattle, R1 200 and a tent, an act which indicated his remorsefulness,” said Adv Ndleve. “I submit that the element of mercy be exercised in favour of the accused.” He further indicated that the accused’s elderly father had since died as a result of trauma because his son had been accused of murder. State prosecutor Hilke van Rensburg submitted that the accused be “punished for the death of the deceased,” because he had failed to act like a police officer after he was provoked. “Being sworn at or even assaulted

by individuals is part of the daily work of police officers,” she said. The state prosecutor then read an affidavit filed by the deceased’s wife, where she explained that she was now left in the lurch after the brutal death of her husband. “I am physically disabled. My husband, who died like an animal and was left in a pool of blood, accepted and loved me with my disability,” reads the affidavit. It further reads that she is currently struggling to find another partner, “as most men are prejudiced against disabled women”. In conclusion, the court imposed a direct jail term of 10 years on Namuhuchu. By Frans van der Merwe

AFB still in crisis (Contd from P1) In the letter, this situation is highlighted as an unacceptable disregard for the children’s constitutional right to basic education. The situation is virtually unbearable for the women and children of the serving members. Families and members have informally communicated their intention to ask for transfers to other SAAF bases and units. It is not known how long the situation is going to last. “The question is how long this community can sustain the humiliation and losses serving in the Fighter Base of South Africa. To have the community of this base endure a primitive lifestyle and maintain an operational fighter capability is unfair and unacceptable. The dignity of soldiers and their families and the education of the youth cannot be allowed to be tainted by the poor performance and support by the Department of Public Works. The unprofessional conduct and failure to perform is unacceptable,” the letter states.

BUSINESS talk Deur Isabel Venter

Hennetjie Nes sorg vir iets van alles Vir lekker kuier, kos en allerlei lekkernye soos wat ouma dit altyd gemaak het, kan inwoners gerus gaan inloer by die Hennetjie Nes in Erasmusstraat in Makhado (Louis Trichardt). Hennetjie Nes is die breinkind van ‘n groepie plaaslike vriendinne. Die Nes is ‘n ou huis met houtvloere en ‘n stoep (wat jou sal laat dink jy is by ‘n ou plaasopstal) wat opgekikker is om plek te maak vir ‘n klomp nuwe plaaslike besighede. Hulle het verlede Vrydag hul deure oopgemaak. Hennetjie Nes self is ‘n deli wat elke dag vars brood verkoop wat twee keer ‘n dag om 12:00 en 16:00 afgelwer kan word. Verder kan klante ook ander tradisionele gebak

soos melktert, lasagne, kolwyntjies en koeksisters koop. Al die gebak word gemaak deur plaaslike mense wat dit op ‘n kommissiebasis verkoop. Klante is ook welkom om wegneemetes te bestel of andersins ‘n blikbeker en –bord te gryp en dan hulle eetgoed op die stoep te gaan geniet. Borde eetgoed vir funksies kan ook vooraf bestel word. Dan is daar die ander vertrekke in die Nes. Dit is egter die Mengelmoeskardoes-winkel wat orals, van die gange tot die slaapkamers, volstaan. As jy ‘n interessante stoel of kussing in ‘n hoekie opmerk, is die kanse goed dat dit aan Mengelmoeskardoes behoort. Van boeke en klere tot interessante geskenke is orals

Die verskeie besighede se eienaars afgeneem tydens die Hennetjie Nes se opening verlede Vrydag. Van links na regs is Janelle Dreyer, Janene Holtzhausen, Ans de Swardt, Elizma Pöhl, Charmain Vogel en Liefie Venter. PieterVenter Ninah Holtzhausen was afwesig tydens die neem van die foto.

uitgestal en te koop. Klante is welkom om rond te snuffel vir ietsie spesiaal. Plaaslike kunstenaars en handwerkers word hartlik genooi om hulle ware te kom uitstal en te smous. By Hennetjie Nes is daar ook Kosmos Bloemiste, met twee gekwalifiseerde blommerangskikkers wat ruikers en troetelpakkies vir enige geleentheid kan opmaak. Dan is daar die Dit & Dat Vintage winkel, met ou en nuwe kunsgoedjies. Vir die hane is daar die nuwe Rods & Reels Hengelwinkel. Hier kan die manne rondkrap vir al hulle visvang benodighede en sommer sodoende onder die vrouens se voete uitkom terwyl hulle inkopies doen. Vir die inwoners met groen vingers is daar die Living Jewels Kwekery. Hennetjie Nes is Maandae tot Vrydae oop vanaf 07:00 tot 17:00. Saterdae is hulle oop van 09:00 tot 14:00. Die Nes sal ook elke laaste Vrydag van ‘n maand oop wees tot 19:00. Rods & Reels sal van Woensdae tot Vrydae oop wees tot 18:00. Vir meer inligting skakel 015 516 5590.

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Riana helps new mothers all the way As expectant parents, you are about to embark on an exciting journey that will change your life forever. At the Saryna Kiddi Care Clinic, owner and manager Riana Claassens will be there to support new parents every step of the way. The Saryna Kiddi Care Clinic specialises in baby care. The practice, which is situated at 4 De Vaal Street in Makhado (Louis Trichardt), officially opened on Monday, 1 July. Riana, or Sr Riana, has a wealth of knowledge and is also a fully trained nurse focusing on infant nutrition. She offers services from conception right through to pre-school vaccinations, pre- and post-natal classes, as well as baby-and-mother classes. These classes are in a group setting and will help young mothers to stimulate their baby and develop early learning with them. Riana also offers advice and support to parents on all the aspects of a baby’s feeding, from formulas to a proper diet and introducing solids. Part of this is regular check-ups to see if the baby is the expected weight for his or her age. Riana also makes use of a dog that was specially trained for therapeutic child stimulation. It is important to make an appointment before-

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By Linda van der Westhuizen

More power outages imminent in future “Power outages are imminent in future,” said town was expected to be normal. A major chalthe Makhado Municipality on Tuesday after lenge, however, is that the capacity of the transstruggling through Sunday night to restore formers and the cables feeding power to the differthe power supply to parts of Makhado (Louis ent feeders is inadequate and should be upgraded to Trichardt). accommodate the growth in development. On Sunday, a massive power outage affected On learning that the Stubbs Street substation the greater part of town. By late Sunday afternoon, failure was responsible for the outage, the Zoutsome parts of town had their power supply restored, pansberger enquired about the condition of all the while others stayed in the dark until early Monday substations in town. The municipality explained morning. that the town has seven secondary substations, of But what caused the weekend’s power outage? which two are known as outdoor substations and According to the municipality, a 22kV indoor five as indoor substations. The danger lies with the circuit breaker panel in the Stubbs Street substation five indoor ones. “The five secondary indoor subfailed at about 11:30 on Sunday, due to insulation stations in town need urgent replacement of their fatigue. The fault tripped out the industrial and switchgear as they came to the end of their effective central lines on two occasions, which then had to lifespan long ago. These substations were installed be restored. the early 1980s. The “The budget is not making incurrent “This fault in Stubbs status is that Street caused extensive provision for any substation as they are aged,” said the damage to the 22kV municipality and added the amount is just too high” that the spares, repairs circuit breaker, as well as the entire metering and protection circuitry of and replacement of these substations were an the panel, and the whole 10MVA substation had absolute must. to be taken out of commission. Another circuit “The budget is not making provision for any breaker was installed on the 8th and will be com- substation as the amount is just too high. Applicamissioned and put back in service by the 9th, when tions are currently being launched with financial the substation will be energised and loaded,” said institutions in order to obtain funding for these the municipality. They further explained that the projects,” the municipality told the Zoutpansberger Stubbs Street substation is a firm 5 MVA. “At the in April this year. At that stage, it was stated that a moment, it runs near to full non-firm capacity of total collapse of the entire network was not likely, 10MVA. It is therefore fully loaded and one of the “due to the fact that we have seven intake points most important in-feed points to Extension 1, Ex- at different places ... What can happen is that very tension 2, and the central business district (CBD). long delays in restoring power failures may occur, The 22kV switchgear failed many times over the due to a lack of adequate resources to attend to years and has now been replaced. The 11kV switch urgent emergencies.” gear is in fairly good condition.” The dark side of the story is that power outages After a dark Sunday, nearly all residents had are now looming. “It may be due to the national electricity supply by 07:00 on Monday when the Eskom generation capacity constraints, or locally, electricity feed came from different substations, when a fault may occur anytime, anywhere,” the and by Tuesday the electricity supply to the whole municipality said.




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Nie-betaling van Eskom is ‘n “onbenulligheid”

Hierdie is ´n gedeelte van ´n “lys van vrugtelose en verkwistende uitgawes” vir die 2012/2013 finansiële jaar. Die rente op die agterstallige skuld aan Eskom beloop R817 022.17. Nog die munisipaliteit, nog Eksom wou sê wat die totale uitstaande skuld aan Eskom is. Een van die Makhado Munisipaliteit se Eskomrekeninge het op 17 Mei vanjaar ‘n rente op agterstallige skuld gedra van meer as R93 000. Verskeie ander rekenings het ook rente geloop.

“Inwoners moet daarop fokus om hulle rekeninge te betaal en nie om te spekuleer of te konsentreer op onbenullige sake (trivial issues) nie,” sê die Makhado Munisipaliteit. Op die oog af klink dit na goeie raad. Die enigste probleem is dat die onbenullige sake waarna verwys word, die afwesigheid van elektrisiteit in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) is. Die dorp kan moontlik sonder krag en water sit weens nie-betaling of laatbetaling van die munisipaliteit se Eskomrekening. Daar is klaarblyklik ‘n raadsbesluit geneem dat ‘n bedrag van R817 022.17 agterstallige rente vir skuld aan Eskom betaal moet word. Dit luidens ‘n verslag oor vrugtelose uitgawes in die 2012/13 finansiële jaar, in terme van artikel 32 van die plaaslike regering se munisipale finansiële bestuurswet (MFMA), Wet 56 van 2003. Op die vraag wat die totale uitstaande skuld aan Eskom is as die rente alleen meer as R817 000 beloop, was die munisipaliteit vaag en het net gesê dat hulle elke maand rekeninge van Eskom ontvang. “Ons maandelikse uitgawes [vir Eskom] is sowat R11 miljoen,” het die munisipale woordvoerder, mnr. Louis Bobodi, in ‘n e-pos gesê en bygevoeg dat enige reëlings vir afbetalings in dié verband “interne sake” is. Op die lys van vrugtelose en verkwistende uitgawes was daar een van die Makhado Munisipaliteit se Eskomrekeninge wat op 17 Mei vanjaar rente op agterstallige skuld gedra het van meer as R93 000. Verskeie ander rekenings het ook rente geloop. Op dieselfde lys is ook ook rente op agterstallige skuld aan Telkom aangedui. Die munisipaliteit het gesê dat daar “geen gevaar” is dat Eskom die krag kan afsny, omdat die munisipaliteit agterstallig is nie. Volgens inligting verskaf was daar egter reeds ‘n afvaardiging van Eskom wat die munisipaliteit hierdie jaar besoek

het met ‘n waarskuwing dat die krag afgesit kan word. Daarna is glo reëlings met Eskom getref vir afbetaling, wat nie dadelik nagekom is nie. Eskom het nie gereageer op die vraag oor die Makhado Munisipaliteit se totale skuld en verwante navrae nie. ‘n Parlementêre vraag wat gestel is oor vier provinsies se skuld aan Eskom moes beantwoord word en het aan die lig gebring dat munisipaliteite in die Oos-Kaap, die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes vir Eskom ‘n totaal van R1.1 biljoen skuld. Een munisipaliteit in die Vry­ staat skuld R463.8 miljoen en een in Mpumalanga skuld R463.6 miljoen. Dit is die hoogste bedrae. Die vrae het nie oor die ander vyf provinsies gehandel nie. Engineering News het aanlyn berig dat Eskom in Maart verskeie munisipaliteite gewaarsku het in verband met moontlike afsny van die toevoer van elektrisiteit as gevolg van nie-betaling of agterstallige skuld. Volgens plaaslike DA-raadslid Brian du Plooy moet die meer as R817 000 agterstallige rente aan Eskom terugbetaal word. “Daar was ‘n raadsbesluit dat dit betaal moet word. Die munisipaliteit moet hulle administrasie in orde kry en nie onnodig vrugtelose uitgawes aangaan nie,” het Du Plooy gesê. Wat die stelling betref dat inwoners net hulle rekeninge moet betaal en nie moet steur aan sogenaamde “onbenullige sake” nie, het Du Plooy gesê dat die betaling van die Eskom elektrisiteits­rekening nie ‘n onbenullige saak is nie, maar ‘n belangrike een, want dit is die inwoners wat sonder krag gaan sit as daar volgehoue nie-betaling en wanbetaling van rekenings is. “Alles behoort bo verdenking en deursigtig vir almal te wees. Die raad moet nie vergeet dat hulle vir die belastingbetalers werk nie,” het Du Plooy gesê.

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Strike action was averted at De Beers’ three ties also agreed to phase out the few (25) remaining diamond mines in South Africa after a wage A Band positions which still exist at the Kimberley agreement was reached between the mining com- Mines operation and at the DTC in Kimberley. As pany and the National Union of Mine Workers DBCM does not operate hostels, both parties also (NUM) on Friday. committed to engage around housing matters and This according to a press release issued by De to develop mechanisms which effectively promote Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM). DBCM em- home ownership for employees in the ‘Housing ploys approximately 2 550 people working at their Gap market’. This will assist employees who fall three South African mines, namely Kimberley, between the Government RDP housing schemes Venetia (north of the Soutpansberg) and Voors- and the formal home-loan market. poed (Free State). The NUM represents 1 300 employees who fill the Bargaining Unit jobs at these operations. DBCM met with the NUM at the Council for Conciliation, Mediation Minopex has vacancies available for the following positions in the Limpopo area. Millwright: Ref No. 1149/13 and Arbitration (CCMA) on Wednesday, 3 July. Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have the following: This meeting followed a Technical Grade 12/full N2 with relevant subjects applicable for a Millwright is required dispute declared early in with a recognised section 13 Trade Test in Millwright. Five years experience as a Millthe negotiations by the wright in a concentrator environment is required. Valid driver’s licence is required. NUM on 12 June. The To apply for this vacancy please use the following link to register first and upCCMA was, however, load your cv: unable to mediate the dispute and issued a cerPlant Metallurgist : Ref No.1150 /13 tificate to this effect on 3 July. That meant that the Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have the following: NUM was able to give A Bachelor’s degree, a B.Tech or a Diploma in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering the company 48 hours’ is required. One to two years experience in Metallurgy within a Process Operations notice of its intention environment is required. Supervisory experience is preferential. Valid driver’s licence to embark on protected is required. industrial action or the To apply for this vacancy please use the following link to register first and upcompany might give load your cv: the NUM 48 hours’ no- tice to lock out union members. On 5 July, Process Superintendent: Ref No. 1151/13 DBCM again met with Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have the following: the NUM and a wage A Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering. Business agreement for 2013 was Management Skills. 3 years experience and knowledge of plant operations with at reached. The terms of least 2 years experience as a Shift Supervisor / Plant Metallurgist is required. Valid settlement apply to jobs driver’s licence is required. in the A, B and lower C band bargaining unit. To apply for this vacancy please use the following link to register first and upThe employees in these load your cv: jobs will receive a 9% increase effective from CLOSING DATE: 18th July 2013 AT 12 NOON. May 2013. The two par-


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Council approves record R826 million budget

An excavator and haul truck, busy collecting raw material at Krone-Endora. Photo: Diamcor Mining Inc. By Isabel Venter

Mine sells first Soutpansberg diamonds Canadian mining company Diamcor Mining has sold some of the first diamonds recovered during the testing phase of their Krone-Endora diamond mine in the Soutpansberg-area. Diamcor recently sold 3 123.32 carats of rough diamonds for a total amount of $425 495.03. The diamonds were recovered in August last year, during the commission of the expanded quarrying and in-field screening operations of Krone-Endora. Diamcor estimated that about half of the rough diamonds sold were recovered from treating previously processed 10mm material through the new expanded quarrying and in-field screening operations, with the remaining recoveries coming from processing new material up to 12mm in size. “The overall dollar per carat achieved for these exercises certainly exceeded our expectations,” said Diamcor’s chief executive officer, Mr Dean Taylor. Krone-Endora is situated just northwest of De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine. In total, the project covers a surface area of approximately 5 888 hectares. Diamcor acquired Krone-Endora from De Beers, in conjunction with a DMI South Africa subsidiary known as Nozala Investments

(Pty) Ltd, a 100% women-owned black economic empowerment company. Taylor said that the sale would ensure a continuation of the company’s efforts to have the mine fully operational in the near future.

The budget approved by the Makhado Municipality totals just over R826 million for the new year, but in 2015 this amount will pass the R1 billion mark. These are some of the figures made available by the mayor, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, during his State of the Municipality address two weeks ago. The operational expenses for 2013/14 are expected to be just over R722 million, whereas the predicted income will be R692,5 million. This leaves the municipality with a deficit of R29,5 million. In 2014/15, the deficit will hopefully be reduced to R20,2 million, with a budgeted income of R767,85 million against expenses of R788,08 million. In 2015, the municipality believes the income will exceed the expenses, which will result in a surplus of R20,75 million. This will also the first year that the operational income, together with the capital budget’s income, will exceed R1 billion. The operational budget’s income for that year is estimated at R873,13 million against expenses of R852,37 million. A big portion of the operating expenses for the next year will be salaries and wages. Mayor Mutavhatsindi mentioned that the municipality budgeted for an overall increase of 6,85%, as guided by the National Treasury. “The total salary bill amounts to R233,57 million, which includes the budgeted positions to be filled,” he said. Unlike previous years where the municipality had to implement double-digit percentage increases in electricity tariffs, the increase in electricity this

year is fairly moderate. “Electricity revenue has been estimated at an increase of 7% as per Nersa guidelines,” the mayor said. The proposed tariff increase for other services such as refuse removal, is 5,6%. The same percentage increase also applies to sundry tariffs. The bulk of the municipality’s capital projects will be funded by municipal infrastructure grants (MIGs). This year, R86,7 million will come from this external revenue source. In 2014/15, this grant is expected to increase to R107,17 million and in 2015/16 to R116,11 million. Income from operational activities is expected to bring in R32,38 million in the next year, which will be used for capital projects. In two years’ time, the municipality expects that R53,89 million from operational income will be used for capital projects. In this year’s budget, R15 million will come from the integrated national electrical programme (INEP). In two years’ time, this grant is expected to increase to R25 million. A further R319 765 will come from a financial management grant. As far as the total budget is concerned, almost R363 million of the expenses will be funded by grants. The biggest contributor will be the equitable shares grant, which provides R256,24 million. The local government financial management grant will contribute R1,55 million this year, whereas the municipal system improvement grant will contribute R890 000.

By Anton van Zyl

Infrastructure gets R87 million boost Some of the diamonds recovered at KroneEndoro, photographed during the production phase. Photo: Diamcor Mining Inc.


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Several projects within the Makhado Municipality have been launched in the past year and several others are underway to repair and improve the infrastructure in the municipal area. The mayor of Makhado, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, announced during the State of the Municipality address two weeks ago that R87 million had been made available by the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) to complete projects and start new ones. The mayor mentioned the importance of upgrading Makhado Town. “We cannot afford to fold our arms and leave our town dilapidated. Remember our town is the main source of income and we need to continue improving it so that it can help us to develop other areas,” he said. Council has approved a further R4,45 million to tackle phase 2 of the project to rehabilitate streets in the Eltivillas business area. Work on this project had already started last year and some streets are currently under construction. In the previous finanBy Anton van Zyl

Mayor serious about good governance The Makhado Municipality is serious about getting an unqualified audit and adhering to the principles of good corporate governance. This was one of the messages of the mayor, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi during his State of the Municipality address at Vuwani two weeks ago. “We made a clear call in our previous State of the Municipality address that on recruitment we would go for the best in the market,” he said. According to the mayor this policy had been confirmed in the choice of candidates for the vacant posts. One of the first appointments was that of municipal manager and Cllr Mutavhatsindi had a lot of praise for Mr Isaac Mutshinyali. “(He is) a pure administrator who has successfully instilled a new culture in the working force. A culture of workers arriving early at work and leaving late. A culture of quick response when communities need service,” he said. The mayor mentioned that the new Chief Financial Officer, Miss Makhubela, had implemented new strategies which already show results. The Makhado Municipality is also very proud of its acting internal audit manager, Miss Laura Mabunda Mavondo, who received the prestigious Internal Auditor of the Year award from the IMFO.

cial year R12 million was budgeted to finish phase 1 of this project. Council also approved a second project to refurbish the Eltivillas CBD streets at a cost of R6,68 million. An additional R5,34 million was budgeted to finish the tarring projects in Eltivillas Extension 1. Last year R6 million was budgeted for this project. The project to upgrade internal streets in Tshikota will receive a further R1,7 million boost. Phase 1 of this project received R7 million in last year’s budget. Waterval township will hopefully see a total revamp in the next year. Last year Council approved R6 million to upgrade the streets, but this year an additional R8,2 million was budgeted to finish phase 2 of the project. Several roads will hopefully be completed in the next year. Last year Council approved funding for the Mphaila access road and bridge (R5 million), the Piesanghoek to Khunda road (R6,6 million), the Sereni Mashamba Post Office (R3,5 million) and the Tshivhhulana to Tshilaphala Ring Road (R8 million). In the new financial year a further R33 million had been approved to finish the second phases of these projects. The Makhado Municipality plans on building two new community halls. The hall in Dzanani will be built at an estimated cost of R8,5 million, whereas the Waterval Community Hall will cost in the region of R5,88 million. Construction work on these projects had already started. The Council further approved R6,49 million for the resealing of streets in Makhado. This project will be funded from own income sources. The streets to be resealed are Krogh-, Jeppe- and Kruger streets.

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KERKE/CHURCHES Dienstye kan verander, veral gedurende vakansies. Skakel kerke vir meer inligting. Service times may change, especially during holidays . Phone churches for more information.

• Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (LTT) Tshirululunistraat 28, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 516 2272 • Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (Musina) Cass Straat 16, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 534 2126 • Agapé Gemeente (LTT) Munnikstraat 90, Tweetalige diens om 09:00 met Kinderkerk en Peuterdiens, Sondae History Makers om 17:00. Past. Sampie van Niekerk, Tel: 015 516 3725 / 082 926 9538 • AGS Charisma (LTT) Munnikstraat 70, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Anton van den Berg, Tel 015 516 0486 of 083 653 0790 • AGS El-Shaddai (Musina) Watsonlaan 17, Sondag 10:00 en 18:00, Past. Boetie Visser, Tel: 015 534 3361 / 084 456 6959 • AGS Charisma (Levubu) Sondag 09:00. Past Anton van den Berg (015 5160486) • All Nations for Jesus Christian Centre (LTT) 93 Burger Street (Maranatha Centre), Sunday 09:30 & Wednesday 18:00, Past Benjamin Sithole, Tel 083 532 9492/ 015 516 2275 • Anglican Church / St Marks (LTT) 128 Munnik Street, Sunday 10:30, Rev Robbie Novella, Tel: 015 516 5165 • Baptist Church (Musina) Corner of Whyte & Limpopo Street, Sunday 09:30, Rev Paul Richardson, Tel: 015 534 0479 or 082 446 1728 • Baptist Church / Baptiste Kerk (LTT) Ruhstraat 25, Sondag 09:30 & 18:30 (Ds. Johan Marais), Tel: 015 516 2714. • Baird Ministries (LTT) Cnr of Rissik & Reitz Street. Fellowship on Sundays at 09:00 Bertus (founder) Tel 071 078 1631. • Catholic Church (Musina) National Road. Tel: 015 534 2085 • Catholic Church (LTT) Corner Burger & Jeppe Street, Mass times: 1st Sunday 10:00 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday 17:00, Father Frank Gallagher, Tel: 015 516 0566 / 082 664 1393 • Chapel of Grace Church Sunday 09:00 - 11:00 at Maurunwa/SIloam/Nzhelele Past Oke Tel 083 461 6455 or 072 976 3448. • Church of England / St Peters (LTT) 33 Breda Street, Sunday 09:00, Rev Emil Katz, Tel: 015 516 2164 / 083 284 7580 • Emmanuel Christelike Kerk (LTT) Koraalboomstraat 3, Sondae 09:00 & 18:00, Jeug Vrydae 19:00, Past. Andries van Heerden, Tel: 015 516 4282 / 083 357 1658 • Evangeliese Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) Songozwistraat (Voortrekkersaal), Sondagdiens 09:00, leraar ds. Abel Erasmus, Tel: 073 371 7566. • Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) H/v Anderson & Songozwistraat, Sondag 09:00 en 10:45. Ds. Hans Grobler. Tel. 015 516 4007 • Gereformeerde Kerk (Musina) Wilsonlaan 1, Sondag 09:30, Ds. Cornel Nagel, Tel 015 534 2253/ 084 406 1723 • Hervormde Kerk Louis Trichardt H/v Stubbs & Forestry, Sondag 08:30, Ds. Phillip Horn, Tel: 015 516 0550 / 083 259 4061 • Hervormde Kerk Zoutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Sondag 10:00, Ds. Ronel Eckard, Tel: 072 122 7956 • Hervormde Kerk (Musina) H/v Van Zyl & Celliersstraat, Sondag om 09:00, ds. Eddie Eckard, Tel: 015 534 2519 of 082 958 9095, Kerkkantoor 015 534 2756.



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Saturday, 13 July Sunshine.

High: 21oC Low: 4oC Bright sunshine and nice.

• NG Kerk (LTT) Erasmusstraat 23, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, ds. Jan Pretorius en ds. Corné Randall, Tel: 015 516 3902 of 072 207 8350

High: 22oC Low: 4oC Monday, 15 July Plenty of sunshine.

High: 21oC Low: 3oC Tuesday, 16 July

• NG Kerk Soutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubbs & Andersonstraat, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, ds. Phillip Venter Tel: 015 516 4366, jeugleraar ds. Rudolph Botha Tel 084 645 0391

Bright and sunny.

• NG Kerk (Musina) Ds. Henricostraat, Sondag 09:00, ds Anton Kemp, Tel: 015 534 0759, 082 779 2609 / 082 779 2324

Wednesday, 17 July

• New Covenant Kerk/Church (LTT) 115 Krogh Street, Sondag 09:00 en 18:30, Louis Trichardt, André van Niekerk, Tel 015 516 5305 or 082 926 7313

High: 23oC Low: 3oC

• Ou Apostoliese Kerk van SA (LTT) Kroghstraat, Sondagdienste om 08:45 en 18:00, Priester Attie van Deventer, Tel. 079 516 7667 • Shammah Bedieninge/Ministries (LTT) Sondag hoofdiens & Kinderkerk 09:00, Huisselle 18:00, Donderdag: opleiding en geestelik toerusting, Vrydag 18:30 jeugbyeenkoms, Past Strydom 082 785 0265, kerkkantoor 015 516 4018, Rissikstraat 50 • Sewendedag-adventiste (LTT) Groblerstraat, Saterdag 09:00 en 11:00, leraar Johan Steyn, Tel 082 372 7362 • Sewendedag-adventiste (Musina) H/v Turner & Whytestraat, Saterdag 11:00, Marguerite Sindon & Marietjie Diener, Tel: 015 534 3240 / 082 358 2526 • Verenigende Gereformeerde Kerk (Buysdorp) Sondag 10:00 (erediens), Ds. H. J. Steyn (082 336 9751) • Volle Evangelie Kerk (LTT) H/v Rissik & Burgersraat, Sondae 09:00 & 17:00, Past. Philip de Jager, Tel: 015 516 0758 / 071 674 7205 • Volle Evangelie Kerk Ebenhaeser (Musina) H/v Turner & Watsonstraat, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Jimmy Venter, Tel: 082 920 4493 Indien kerke se besonderhede soos hierbo nie korrek is nie of verander het, skakel Andries by tel. 015 516 4997 of skryf aan Nuwe kerke welkom. If church details are incorrect or have changed, please phone Andries at 015 516 4997 or write to New churches welcome.



Sunday, 14 July

• NG Kerk (Levubu) Perseel 316, Sondag 08:30 en 10:15 (LTT - Rondebosch Lapa), Ds. Petrus Kriel Tel: 015 583 002 / 082 898 2081

• GISTER-SE-JEUG BYEEN Die Gister-se-Jeug klub, waar jonger en ouer seniors welkom is, vergader elke Dinsdag van 09:00 tot 11:00 in die Hervormde Kerk se saal op die hoek van Stubbsstraat en Forestryweg in Makhado (Louis Trichardt). Hulle leuse is “Vrolikheid by die grysheid!” en alle belangstellendes word hartlik uitgenooi om in te skakel by die klub. Vir meer inligting kan Willie Agenbacht geskakel word by tel. 083 453 6597, Flippie Diedericks by 071 671 9866 of Anna Lordan by 082 921 6110.


Joubertstraat 29, Sondag 10:00 & 18:00, Past. Fanie Redelinghuis, Tel: 015 516 0521 / 082 465 8774

• Methodist Church (LTT) 79 Munnik Street, Sunday 09:00, Tel. 015 516 0446

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wanted to do something for that special woman Manne van die Woord in Makhado (Louis Trichor mother in your ardt) kom elke Vrydag van 05:45 tot 06:45 by life, now is the time. Ocean Basket in Songozwistraat byeen. Ladies Circle By hierdie interkerklike byeenkomste bemoeinvites you to nominate the dig mans mekaar om die Here te dien. Alle mans woman or mother in your life in is welkom. Vir meer inligting kan Tobias Fourie their Young Woman of the Year Award. by 082 451 4249 geskakel word. “We want to give this award to a resident of Makhado (Louis Trichardt), so please send us the • VROUE VAN DIE WOORD Die person’s name and reason for the nomination,” Vroue van die Woord kom elke Dinsdagaand invite the girls from Ladies Circle 4. van 18:00 tot 19:00 by Imperial GM (lokaal waar • BAHÁ’Í INFORMATION CENTo enter, SMS the word LC4LTT and the vroue vergader) in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) TER The Bahá’í Information Center in Makha- candidate’s name and reason for nomination to bymekaar. “Die vroue kom interkerklik saam om do (Louis Trichardt) will meet every evening 37587. te bid, geestelik te groei en mekaar aan te moedig during weekdays from 18:30 until 20:30. For om vroue na God se hart te wees. Alle vroue, more information phone Tel 015 516 4944. jonk en oud, is welkom,” sê die organiseerders. Vir meer inligting kan Madelyn Stoltz by 083 • MUSINA FAMILY LAW HELP DESK A maintenance and general family law • NUWE SPYSKAART VIR KUI422 5248 geskakel word. help desk has been established at the Musina • WEEKLIKSE VLOOIMARK Daar Magistrate’s Court by ProBono.Org to promote ERKAFEE Inwoners van Makhado (Louis Trichardt) kan Vrydagmiddag (12 Julie) uit ‘n sal elke Saterdag vanaf 09:00 tot 14:00 ‘n vlooi- access to justice by making pro bono lawyers groot verskeidenheid smaaklike eetgoed by die mark by Makhado Crossing in Makhado (Louis available to assist people who find themselves in gewilde Dopperkuierkafee kies. Trichardt) gehou word. domestic violence situations and need to enforce Jaffels is beskikbaar teen R15, terwyl boereEnige iemand is welkom om te kom uitstal. their rights. worsrolle, hoenderslaai en Russians en chips Stalletjies kos slegs R50 per Saterdag en moet The aim is to facilitate the smooth adminiselk teen R20 gekoop kan word. Tuisgemaakte vooraf bespreek en betaal word by Davonnies in tration of the courts and to provide individuals skyfi es is ook beskikbaar teen R10 per pakkie. die sentrum. with free legal assistance that will enable them Vir verdere besonderhede of om bestellings Vir meer inligting, skakel Peet Venter (gebto obtain relief more easily. The help desk can te plaas, skakel Nanette by 015 516 4007 of 084 oubestuurder) by 015 516 1826 of Davonnies by provide general legal advice, assistance in com304 4764. As gevolg van die groot belangstelling 015 516 5749. pleting necessary documents or forms, guidance is dit belangrik dat bestellings vooraf geplaas regarding court procedures, referral to appromoet word. Die kuierkafee sal van 17:00 tot priate court officials and, where the domestic 18:00 oop wees. violence matter is difficult and unresolved, refer the matter to a pro bono attorney. The help desk • BONSAI-SLYPSKOOL Die bonsaiwill be available every first Monday of the month klub in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) bied eers(Seven-day forecast) komende Saterdag, 13 Julie, weer hul gereelde from 08:00 to 12:00. slypskool aan. • MINISTER’S FORUM NOW Thursday, 11 July Die slypskool duur vanaf 09:00 tot 12:00. MEETS ON TUESDAYS The regular Rather cloudy, showers around. Vir meer inligting kan Dawid Kruger geskakel meeting of the Louis Trichardt Ministers’ Forum word by 084 363 0041. High: 15oC Low: 7oC will take place on a Tuesday at 14:30 from now on, instead of on a Wednesday morning. WEEKLY DAM LEVELS “The meetings take place at various locations Friday, 12 July According to latest available and will be emailed to those on the mailing list,” WEEKLIKSE A stray shower in the morning. information from the Department says Rev Robbie Novella. of Water Affairs and Forestry as o o on Monday, 8 July. For further information, Rev Novella can be DAMVLAKKE High: 17 C Low: 4 C contacted on 083 400 6152 or 015 516 5165.


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High: 21oC Low: 4oC Bright and sunny.


WHAT’S HAPPENING? We need your club, school, church or non-profit organisation’s events for 2013. Please send the details to, fax it to (015) 516 2303 or phone 015 516 4996/7. These events will be published free of charge in the calendar. You can also submit and view these online at www.

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Group by donating items for new-born and premature babies as part of their Winter Warmers campaign. “All blankets, clothes, toiletries and toys (new, handmade or gently used) can be donated to any government hospital near you. If you can knit, crochet or sew, then why not join us or send in your finished items. Please remember to add your name and an email address, so the hospital can let you know they have arrived,” says the group. For more information, contact Joy at or send a fax to 086 516 4618.

word in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) in ‘n poging om die dorp skoon te maak. Enige iemand, van watter kerkgenootskap ookal en wat gretig is om die Here se werk te doen, is welkom in te skakel. Die volgende projek sal in Julie plaasvind wanneer die duikweë onder die N1 skoongemaak sal word. Vir meer inligting kan Renier Fourie geskakel word by tel. 083 281 0378.

WAT GEBEUR? Ons benodig alle klubs, skole, kerke en niewinsgewende organisasies se opkomende gebeurtenisse vir 2013. Stuur besonderhede na, faks 015 516 2303 of skakel 015 516 4996/7. Die gebeurtenisse sal gratis in die kalender geplaas word. Besoek gerus ook ons webtuiste se kalender by





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lekker pryse kan gewen word. Verkope begin amptelik om 09:00 met die opening. Vir meer inligting, skakel die kerkkantoor by Buitengewone skyfievertoning waarin merk- 015 516 3902. waardige afleidings • SBBV BELANGRIKE VERoor die son, aarde en GADERING Die Soutpansberg Belastingplanete uit die syferbetalersvereniging (SBBV) in Makhado (Louis waardes (gematria) Trichardt) hou ‘n baie belangrike vergadering van die oorspronklike op 29 Julie in die kerksaal van die NG Kerk tale van die Bybel Soutpansberg-gemeente. (Hebreeus en Grieks) Die vergadering begin om 17:00 vir 17:15 en sal ook dien as algemene jaarvergadering. Alle gemaak word, word lede word dringend versoek om hierdie vergadeSaterdag, 13 Julie, buite Makhado (Louis Trichardt) aangebied deur ring by te woon. Terugvoer sal gegee word oor kern-aangeleenthede en kardinale besluite moet die argitek en predikant ds. Frans Joubert. Die aanbieding sal gevolg word deur vraetyd geneem word. Vir meer inligitng kan die SBBV bestuurder, en gesellige kuier, met versnaperings daarna. mnr. Phillip Olivier, by 082 679 8324 geskakel Ds. Joubert is reeds baie jare bekend as word. gasspreker op Radio Pretoria en ander media. Die aanbieding het die tema: Die sterre, son, aarde, planete en die name van God. “Dit gaan daaroor dat al hierdie hemelliggame gemerk is met die Name van ons God-Drie-Enig, in die syferwaardes soos gevind in die oorspronklike Bybeltale,” sê ds. Joubert. Die aanbieding is om 15:00 op die plaas Vygeboomspruit langs die Elim/Giyani pad. Dit is belangrik om plek te bespreek. Skakel Susan op 076 812 4013.



Inwoners sal op 18 Julie die kans kry om te kom luister na die Suid-Afrikaanse sangeres Elizma Theron tydens ‘n vertoning in die Ferdie Beyersaal in Makhado (Louis Trichardt). Die aand se verrigtinge begin om 18:30 vir 19:00 en kaartjies kos R150 in Blok A (gereserveerd), R100 in Blok B (enige plek) en R80 in Blok C (enige plek). Toegang vir voorskoolse kinders is gratis, tensy hulle op ‘n stoel wil sit. Dan is die volle prys betaalbaar. Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Laerskool Levubu en SpecSavers in Kroghstraat. Kos sal vanaf 17:30 te koop wees. Vir meer inligting, skakel Carla Young by 082 937 0564.


Zoutpansberg buite Makhado (Louis Trichardt) nooi oud en jonk uit na hul jaarlikse Weskusete op Vrydag, 19 Julie. Tipiese Weskusdisse sal voorgesit word, met ‘n dans na die tyd. Vir meer inligting of kaartjies kan Alta Schwerdtfeger geskakel word by tel. 082 822 3440.

• KERSLIG, VERS EN MELODIE Op Vrydag, 26 Julie, bied die Gere-

formeerde Kerk in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) ‘n program van “Kerslig, Vers en Melodie” aan. Van die kunstenaars wat reeds bevestig het dat hulle aan die verrigtinge gaan deelneem, is Witte en Rudolf Beetge, Die Dapper Doppers, At Engelbrecht en die groep Copy That. Sop en sherry en ‘n volledige ete sal voorgesit word. Die toegang beloop R1 000 per tafel (10 persone per tafel). ‘n Beperkte aantal enkelkaartjies is ook beskikbaar. Die kaartjies is reeds beskikbaar by die Gereformeerde Kerkkantoor (015 516 4007).

• HAANTJIEKERK HOU BASAAR Inwoners van Makhado (Louis

Trichardt) kan solank hulle tande begin slyp vir die Haantjiekerk se jaarlikse basaar. Hierdie jaar vind dit op Saterdag, 27 Julie, plaas en al die heerlikhede waaraan almal al gewoond geraak het, gaan weer daar wees. Vleis (wild, skaap, bees en vark) teen die beste prys in die omgewing sal volop wees, met heerlike pasteie, pannekoek, en poeding vir die fynproewers om aan te smul. Kom koop heerlike kerrie-en-rys en koeke, terte en kleinkoekies te kies en te keur. Die handwerkstalletjie beloof sy gewone verrassings en die kinders kan hulle rande kom rek by die wit-olifant en die tombola tafels. Verder is daar ook kraakvars groente en die mooiste plante te koop. Die kerk se jeug bied speletjies aan en

• INNI-BERGFEES Dit is amper weer

tyd vir die CVO Skool Zoutpansberg se Inni-Bergfees op die skoolterrein buite Makhado (Louis Trichardt). Vanjaar vind die fees plaas vanaf 1 tot 3 Augustus en beloof weer hope pret en plesier. Vir die hongeres sal daar weer ‘n verskeidenheid stalletjies wees met snuisterye. Wat vermaak betref vind die afskopkonsert om 1 Augustus plaas met Saarkie (All girl, All rock) en Chrizaan as gaskunstenaars. Kaartjies kos R20 per persoon en is beskikbaar by Camp World, Raymonds Glass, Soutpansberg Refrigeration en Vonitel Radio. Ander bekende kunstenaars wat gaan optree sluit in Ray Dylan, Sorina, Adam, DJ Ossewa, Dewald Steyn, Mia Louw en Ruan Wepener. Die gewilde Mej. Inni-Berg-titel sal ook weer beslis word. Vir die jongklomp sal daar deurlopend kindervermaak in die saal wees teen R20 per kind per dag wat insluit ‘n poppekas, ballon vou, gesigverf, kulkuns, ‘n inkleur- en danskompetisie, TV speletjies, ‘n DVD-stasie en vele meer. Vir die dorstiges is daar ‘n biertuin, asook Shooters Bar, met die finaal van die Super Rugby-reeks wat op 3 Augustus op die terrein gekyk kan word. Stalletjies is beskikbaar vanaf R580 en kan bespreek word by Mare van der Merwe (072 329 1901), Raymond Pretorius (082 899 5011) of Elize van den Heever (082 928 7081).

The evening promises a lot of fun with good food and wine and will start at 18:00. Booking is essential and can be made by phoning the hotel at 015 516 5455.

• SEMINAR WITH DR MICHELLE Dr Michelle Strydom of Eagles’

Wings Ministries will minister at the Agapé Christian Centre on Sunday, 11 August, at 09:00. The special Sunday service will be followed by a two-day seminar by Dr Strydom. On Monday, 12 August, as well as Tuesday, 13 August, the seminar will commence at 08:30 and end at 16:30. Dr Strydom, a medical doctor, is known for her DVD series No disease is incurable and her book Healing begins with sanctification of the heart. All are welcome to attend. The cost of the full two-day seminar is R50 per person. For more information, phone the church office on 015 516 3725 or Pastor Dalene van Niekerk on 082 810 9334.


Oud-skoliere van Hoërskool Tom Naudé en die Handelsafdeling Pietersburg, wat by die skool betrokke was vanaf 1955 tot 1962, word uitgenooi vir ‘n groot reünie en kuier. Die geleentheid sal op 24 Augustus by die Ridgeback Village in Centurion, Pretoria, aangebied. Enige iemand wat belangstel kan met Yvonne Pienaar skakel vir meer inligting by 082 626 0320. Dié wat weet waar ander oud-skoliere hulle bevind, kan ook met Yvonne skakel.


Laerskool Levubu bied op 31 Augustus vanaf 16:00 ‘n Wonderkok-kompetisie aan. Die kompetisie is gemik op die gewone huishoudelike kok en geen professionele kokke mag deelneem nie. “Kom geniet ‘n aand vol heerlike pryse saam met ons,” nooi die organiseerders. Inskrywings beloop R1 000 vir ‘n span van agt mense. Daar kan slegs van gasstofies en -braaiers gebruik gemaak word, geen elektriese stowe nie. Vir verdere inligting en reëls, skakel die skoolkantoor by 087 820 5307.

Die Gospelsangers en aanbiddingsorkeste sal nog bevestig word. Kampeerplekke kan reeds bespreek word. Stalletjies kan ook reeds bepreek word teen R100 per stalletjie. Vir meer inligting, skakel Ockie Fernandes by 082 563 5937.


Kerk Levubu bied ‘n boerenaweek aan vir die hele gesin op 27 en 28 September. Perdepret en -plesier met ‘n “skop” sluit in pretritte, boeresport, perd- en ruiterspeletjies, ponieritte, opeklas kompetisie, dresseer vertoning en nog vele meer. Daar sal ook ‘n bosvark spitbraai en teetuin wees. Die boerenaweek word aangebied op die plaas Gramadoelas en kampeergeriewe is beskikbaar. Vir verdere navrae, skakel Suné by 079 506 3157 of Elize 081 768 1318. • THANKS GIVING FÊTE The New Apostolic Church in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) will be holding their “Thanks-Giving Fête” on 28 September from 09:30 in the corner of the parking lot at Makhado Crossing. There will be pancakes, vetkoek and mince, curry and rice, cupcakes, cold drinks, homemade sweets and much more. Secondhand goods and clothing will also be on sale. “Hope to see you there,” says the congregation.


Turbi Hills Shellhole in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) will be hosting their popular annual Golf Day at the Soutpansberg Golf Club on 17 August. The format of the game will be a four-ball alliance and the entry fee for the four-player teams is R1 500 per team. The entry fee includes, among others, green fees, space to display advertising material, evening meal and prizes for each player. Each player will, however, be responsible for their own caddy fees and refreshments. • ROADHOGS DAY JOL Die Registration takes place from 08:30, with teeRoadhogs Motorfietsklub van Makhado (Louis off at 10:00. The maximum handicaps for players Trichardt) se jaarlikse Charity Day Jol vind weer with no handicap are 18 for men en 24 for womplaas op 31 Augustus vanaf 08:00. en. The prize giving will start at 18:00. Geld wat tydens die byeenkoms ingesamel word, For more information and entry forms, phone sal vanjaar gaan aan die plaaslike DBV. Soos ge- Marius Prinsloo at tel. 084 941 0676 or Alan woonlik sal daar ‘n massarit deur die dorp wees, Odendaal at tel. 083 660 2472. met lekker kos, musiek, speletjies, ‘n kontantkroeg • TRIEGIES HOU GHOLFDAG en ander stalletjies. Vir meer inligting, skakel Johan (084 557 0149) Laerskool Louis Trichardt bied op Vrydag, 23 Augustus, hul jaarlikse gholfdag aan. of Yolanda (082 972 2060). Persone wat graag putjies en bowwe wil borg, word uitgenooi om vir Michelle van Tonder te skakel by tel 082 921 8954.



• TRIEGIES SE 2003-MATRIEKS HOU REÜNIE • AGS BROOD- EN BILTONGAAND Die AGS Charisma in Makhado (Louis Daar word gesoek na Hoërskool Louis Trichardt • WEEKLY RUN/WALK The SoutTrichardt) se gewilde jaarlikse brood- en biltong- se 2003-matrieks met die oog op die hou van hul

aand vind weer plaas op 2 Augustus. Die brood- en biltongaand is al ‘n instelling in die dorp en die gemeenskap word hartlik uitgenooi na ‘n geselligheid waar elkeen soveel biltong en brood kan eet as wat hy of sy kan. Daar is verskillende soorte biltong en brode en die tafels word gereeld volgemaak. Die enigste vangplek is dat hierdie gewilde aand gewoonlik lank vooruit volbespreek is. Dit is dus noodsaaklik om so gou moontlik kaartjies te koop om teleurstelling te voorkom. Kaartjies kos R100 vir volwassenes en R50 vir kinders onder 12 jaar. Die brood- en biltongaand begin om 18:30 vir 19:00 en besprekings kan gemaak word by Ronel (015 516 0486) of Darel (015 516 5115).


The Zoutpansberg Skirmishes and Heritage Foundation will once again be hosting their annual Night of the Generals at the Lalapanzi Hotel outside Makhado (Louis Trichardt) on 10 August. The theme of this year’s event is “Who killed Lord Kitchener?” with renowned South African historian Prof Louis Changuion as guest speaker. Chanhuion’s research into this debatable and controversial topic has taken him to Scapa Flow in the north of Scotland where the ship carrying Kitchener was sunk by an explosion.

tienjaar reünie op 14 September vanaf 13:00 by die Lalapanzi Hotel. Die koste van bywoning beloop R115 per persoon en is betaalbaar voor einde Augustus. Daar sal oppasserfasiliteite beskikbaar wees teen R10 per kind. Ouers moet egter alle kos en speelgoed en slaapgeriewe voorsien. Vir meer inligting, skakel Minet by 084 516 0744 of stuur ‘n e-pos na minet.vivier@gmail. com vir die bankbesonderhede en formele uitnodiging. Daar sal ook “updates” wees op die Facebook-blad “Highschool Louis Trichardt Matric Reunion 2003”.


Die Rotsfees, ‘n jaarlikse Christelike fees, word van 20 tot 23 September by Grootklip, sowat 25km buite Makhado (Louis Trichardt) op die Vivo-pad, aangebied. Belangstellendes word uitgenooi om solank die naweek oop te hou vir die fees, wat gekenmerk word deur goeie sprekers en Gospelsangers. “Ons het goeie terugvoer van laasjaar se fees ontvang,” sê past. Andrew Baird Bezuidenhout van Baird Ministries. Meer inligting sal nader aan die geleentheid bekend gemaak word. In hierdie stadium het Betsie Joubert van Comfort Prophetic Ministries en past. Francois Strydom van Shamma Bedieninge bevestig as sprekers.

pansberg Athletics Club invites everyone to their weekly walk and run. Their time trials take place every Tuesday from 17:15 at their club house, followed by a casual run on Thursdays from 17:15. On Saturdays, club runs will be hosted. For more information, phone Jolani Klopper at 083 995 4362.


P&L Hardeware Fietsryklub in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) nooi alle fietsryers uit na hul weeklikse klubritte. Die klubritte vind elke Saterdag vanaf 14:00 plaas. Vir meer inligting, skakel Renda (klubsekretaresse) by tel. 082 932 3590.

• GIMNASTIEK Die Louis Trichardt

Gimnastiekklub oefen elke Maandag en Woensdag. Die beginners van ses jaar en ouer oefen van 14:00 tot 15:00, Vlakke 2 en 3 van 15:00 tot 16:30 en Vlakke 4 en hoër van 16:30 tot 18:00. Elzabé Stewart en Riekie Steyn is verantwoordelik vir die meisies en Su-Ankia Joubert vir die seuns. Navrae kan per e-pos gerig word aan of of alternatiewelik skakel Elzabé by 082 566 3493, Riekie by 082 484 1392, Su-Ankia by 082 573 9000, Renette Nel by 015 516 3756 of Giel Nel by 083 297 7272. Vir navrae oor kleutergimnastiek (vir kleuters van drie tot vyf jaar), kan Gail Greaves gekontak word by 083 469 2526.

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Environmental News

Molewa announces plan to sell stockpiled horns Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa ivory from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and believes the government can stop rhino poach- Zimbabwe during 2008 to accredited traders from ing by a once-off sale of rhino horns. China and Japan. Mketeni said South Africa had Molewa made this announcement during a media about 16 437 kilograms of stockpiled rhino horn, briefing on Wednesday, 3 July. According to Mole- while 2 091 kilograms thereof were in private wa, the South African government has approved hands. Members of CITES will vote on South Afthe development and submission of a proposal to rica’s proposal in 2016 when it has been submitted the 17th conference of parties to CITES (Conven- by Molewa’s department. At the time of Molewa’s tion of International Trade in Endangered Species press conference, a total number of 461 rhinos had of Wild Fauna and Flora), which is sche­duled to been poached in South Africa for their horns. take place here in South Africa in 2016. In the meantime, the Limpopo Police announced This proposal will try on Monday that they had to lobby for the ban on arrested three suspected international trade in rhirhino poachers at a private no horn to be lifted to game farm near Phalaborallow a once-off sale of wa. One is a 50-year-old South Africa’s rhino horn South African and two to address the poaching were unidentified Mozambloodbath in the country. bicans. “The establishment of a According to provincial well-regulated internapolice spokesperson Brig tional trade could assist in Hangwani Mulaudzi, the this regard, if implementpolice acted on a tip-off ed in conjunction with all that the suspects were on the other interventions to their way to shoot and kill curb rhino poaching,” said the rhinos for their horns. Molewa. “South Africa The situation, said Mucannot continue to be held laudzi, was monitored and Minister Edna Molewa. hostage by the syndicates the suspects were spotted who are slaughtering our rhinos,” Molewa added. in their Ford Fiesta on Sunday near Hoedspruit. Molewa said South Africa had the ability to The police’s tactical response team and stock theft make rhino horn available on the market without unit immediately closed in on the suspects and impacting on the species, by means of a regulated arrested them. During the arrest, an unlicensed trade system. hunting rifle and 9mm-pistol were found in the Deputy Director General of Biodiversity and suspects’ possession. Conservation of the Department of Environmental Mulaudzi reminded the public that reward monAffairs Mrs Fundisile Mketeni added that the aim ey of up to R500 000 can be paid to members of the was to sell horns collected from natural fatalities. public who can provide information that will lead The once-off sale model is envisaged along the to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in lines of four CITES-approved auctions of elephant the act of rhino poaching or dealing in rhino horns.

Venetia Mine treated a group of 26 Grade 11 and 12 learners to an educational tour of the mine as part of the national Bring a Child to Work Day on 27 June. Photo supplied. Mining News

Venetia Mine hosts educational tour De Beers’ Venetia Mine treated 26 Grade 11 and 12 learners from Musina, Alldays and Taaiboschgroet to an educational tour of the mine as part of the national Bring a Child to Work Day on 27 June. “Educate a child, inspire a community, transform a country” was the slogan for the annual Venetia Mine visit, which speaks to the importance of the South African youth and the significant role that they as future leaders will play in shaping the future. The tour saw learners in math-

ematics, science and accounting interacting with members of the Venetia Young Professionals Society, exploring career opportunities in the mining industry and learning basic safety, health and environmental principles. The day’s programme included a visit to the Venetia open-pit viewpoint, main treatment plant, primary crusher and skills-development centre. Learners were also treated to talks by Assistant General Manager Hendrick Matjila and Public and Corporate Affairs Manager Josephine Pieters, who

emphasized that the new Venetia Underground Project will be mined and managed by aspirant miners and future leaders from their generation. Attendees were encouraged to dream big and to work hard to make their dreams come true. Through exposing the leaders of tomorrow to the exciting world of mining, Venetia Mine said they hoped to have inspired them to continue the diamond dream by utilizing the riches of the Limpopo Province to develop their communities in a sustainable manner.


12 12 July 2013 Charity

Any amount will do ...

Me. Elisa Huma, geriatriese werker by Ons Tuiste Ouetehuis in Makhado (Louis Trichardt), was op 1 Julie vanjaar ´n volle kwarteeu werksaam by dié tehuis. Me. Huma het op 9 Julie ´n sertifikaat vir getroue diens ontvang. Van links na regs is sr. Santie Jonker, me. Huma en me. Kittie de Bruin, bestuurder van Ons Tuiste.


The Zoutpansberg Private Hospital in Makhado (Louis Trichardt)’s ambitious Mandela Day project on 18 July is around the corner, but sponsorships are still needed. The hospital’s plan was to provide 10 free operations to 10 patients in need of urgent eye surgery. They indicated that an 11th patient has since been selected and that this patient’s costs now need to be covered. The patients are all from different racial and cultural backgrounds and have already been identified. These operations will be performed free of charge by two eye surgeons, while the services of the anaesthetist are also free. The hospital itself will supply the theatre and theatre personnel at no cost. A major stumbling block was the cost of the initial 10 theatre packs needed for the operations. In this regard, Alcon Pharmaceuticals has donated R27 750 to help pay for the 10 in-theatre Phaco packs at a cost of R2 770 per pack. In addition, Clouds’ End and Mountain Inn Hotel have offered to sponsor the meals of the patients, surgeons, anaesthetist and theatre staff. The two hotels will also be sponsoring the hospitality tent for the patients’ caregivers, as well as accommodation for the doctors and caregivers who need to sleep over for the follow-up clinic the next day.

The hospital also indicated this week that the money needed to cover the theatre and ward medicine has been donated by the Louis Trichardt Rotary Club. More sponsorships are, however, needed for the 11th patient. Persons wishing to contribute financially to the project are urged to do so. “You can donate any amount, even if it is just R10. We’ll add all the donations and purchase the necessary items from the total amount,” says Ms Anneke Stroebel of the Zoutpansberg Private Hospital. She adds that the public is also welcome to support the project by sponsoring their services, such as helping out by providing transport for the patients to and from the hospital. She has indicated that donations need not necessarily be made before 18 July but can still be done at the end of the month or whenever is convenient. Food sponsorships are also welcome. For more information, phone Stroebel at Tel 015 516 0720 extension 6 or 083 326 6073. The banking details if one wants to make an electronic transfer or pay the money into their account directly are as follows: Standard Bank, branch code 052549, account no. 330190849, current account, reference Mandela Day. The reference is important, so that the money can be allocated correctly.

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Members of Air Force Base Makhado, together with goodwill ambassador Amie Chhaya, received a generous donation of foodstuff, soap and blankets on the premises of M. Premjee & Son in Makhado for distribution. From left to right are Sgt. Morris Mugudamani, Warrant Officier Joe Mphela, Col. Paul Madimabe (Acting Officer Commanding AFB Makhado), Mr. Amie Chhaya, Chaplain Christopher Barends and Sgt. Thomas Mulaudzi. Charity

Many to benefit from welcome donation AFB Makhado, under the lea­ der­ship of acting officer com­m­ anding Colonel Paul Madimabe, received a major donation last week of several tons of food and blankets for distribution to needy people and the elderly on Mandela Day. The generous donation of bags of maize meal, crates of cooking oil and margarine, boxes of

soap, as well as blankets, was resourced at M. Premjee and Son and facilitated by Makhado goodwill ambassador Mr Amie Chhaya. The donations will be stored temporarily at the base and then distributed to needy people on 18 July (Mandela Day) at various places. More than 17 projects have been identified by AFB

Makhado in partnership with Chhaya for possible support in the form of renovations, cleaning and donation of food. The areas to receive support are Elim, Waterval, Matoks in Botlokwa, Makhado town including Tshikota, Sinthumule, Kutama and the Witvlag area.


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Deur Linda van der Westhuizen

Bome groet nadat pyp soveelste keer bars Menige inwoner het die stroom water in Baobabstraat voor die OK Grocer in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) raakgesien en gerapporteer. Die water het die afgelope week begin uitborrel weens ‘n gebarste waterpyp. OK Grocer eienaar Manny Perregil sê dat dit nou al die derde keer is dat boomwortels van die bome in die straat voor sy perseel die waterpype laat bars. “Ek gaan nou al die bome sny,” het Perregil Maandag gesê, terwyl ‘n paar van die groot ou bome alreeds in stukke gelê het. Die munisipaliteit het die een boom kom sny en Perregil het die ander laat afkap. “Dit het Sondag gebeur en die munisipaliteit het Maandag gekom,” het Perregil gesê. Maandag het die Vhembe Distriksmunisipaliteit se waterdienste bestuurder in Makhado, mnr. David Mukosi, die Zoutpansberger laat weet dat die lek gerapporteer is en dat ‘n span aandag gee aan die gebarste pyplyn. Die waterlek voor OK Grocer, algemeen steeds bekend as Ricky’s, is ook op die klagtelyn van AfriForum gerapporteer. Op die klagtelyn kommunikeer Vhembe dan direk met die klaers. Dinsdag het Vhembe se kommunikasiebeampte, mnr. Moses Shibambu, laat weet dat die Mowkop reservoir 70% vol is, terwyl die reservoir in Berghstraat 100% vol is. Die hospitaal reservoir staan op 30% en die reservoir in Uitbreiding 7 op

Wyle oom Billy Visser (88). Foto verskaf. In Memoriam

Oom Billy oorlede ná kort siekbed Oom Billy Visser, ‘n welbekende in plaaslike bees- en wildkringe, is op 5 Julie na ‘n kort siekbed in die ouderdom van 88 jaar oorlede. Oom Billy was vir baie jare verbonde aan Vleissentraal waar hy in ongeveer 1960 begin het as bemarkingsbeampte. Meer onlangs was hy egter beter bekend as die redakteur van Ons Streek maandblad, waar hy homself besig gehou het met die neem van foto’s en skryf van berigte. Oom Billy was ook self ‘n boer in die Waterpoort-omgewing waar hy sedert die vyftigerjare met beeste geboer het. Talle boere- en verenigings, asook vriende en kollegas, sal Oom Billy onthou as ‘n rustige en saggeaarde man met sy kamera en storieboek in die hand. Hy het veral ‘n groot liefde vir die natuur en wildbewaring gehad. Verder was hy wydbelese en sal ook onthou word vir sy uitmuntende algemene kennis van oorloë en wêreldpolitiek, asook sy mensekennis. Oom Billy is in 1925 op die plaas Inveraan in die Blouberg-omgewing gebore. Hy laat sy vrou, Marie, kinders Ann, Humphrey en Gerrit met hul geliefde gades Danie, Giselle en Daleen, sewe kleinkinders en twee agterkleinkinders agter. “Ons gaan hom almal mis,” het die familie gesê. Die familie het hul dank uitgespreek teenoor die dokters en verpleegpersoneel van die Zoutpansberg Privaathospitaal en veral drs. Vicus du Plessis (Alldays), Casper Venter en Emile Gaigher, wat hom die afgelope tyd so mooi bygestaan het.

25%. “Dinge is besig om weer te normaliseer,” het Shibambu gesê. Plaaslike AfriForum voorsitter mnr. Wally Schultz het gesê dat een van die redes waarom waterpype nou dikwels bars, is eenvoudig die feit dat daar nou weer meer water vloei deur die pype, waarvan sommige oud is. Schultz is in die algemeen tevrede met die rapportering deur die publiek en waardeer diegene wat die feite, met adres en telefoonnommer, rapporteer. ‘n Effense leemte is dat Vhembe nog nie elke keer rapporteer wanneer ‘n saak afgehandel is nie. Bo: Menige inwoner het die stroom water in Baobabstraat voor die OK Grocer in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) raakgesien en gerapporteer. Die water het die afgelope week begin uitborrel en die straat af gestroom weens ‘n gebarste waterpyp. Links: Mnr. Manny Perregil van OK Grocer sê dat dit nou al die derde maal is dat die boomwortels van die bome in die straat voor sy perseel die waterpype laat bars. “Ek gaan nou al die bome sny,” het mnr. Perregil Maandag gesê, terwyl ‘n paar van die groot ou bome alreeds in stukke gelê het. Die munisipaliteit het hierdie boom kom sny en Perregil het die ander laat afkap.


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Lights to go on for 3 853 new rural households


Jong modelle presteer tydens ModelCup Studente van die Bella Donna Modelskool in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) het op Sondag, 16 Junie, aan die ModelCup Kompetisie in Buffelspoort deelgeneem. Monique Dique verower twee goue en een silwer medalje en word gekroon as eerste prinses. Marvelique van der Merwe en Aimelize Geerdts bring elkeen ‘n brons medalje en sertifikaat huis toe. Van links na regs is Marvelique, Monique en Aimelize. Foto verskaf.

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where electrification projects were completed the past year. “At Muduluni/Tshikwarani and Tiyani/ Olifantshoek the electrification projects are at more than 95% completed,” he said. The villages that are budgeted for in the next year are: Njakanjaka (phase 2), Vhangani, Mashamba/ Woyoza, Luvhalani, Tshifhahani, Wisagalaza, Mufeba, Makhavhani, Mauluma Zone 4, Mugejwani, Magau, Sane/Mangwele, Manavhela, Afton/ Ndouvhada/Gombani, Ramantsha, Gogobole, Riverside, Tshikota, Tshiozwi, Musekwa/Makushu, Khunda/Matshavhawe, Tshikhodobo/Zamekomste/ Makhitha, Mashau Thondoni and Tshiendeulu. The villages that are on Eskom’s schedule to receive electricity are: Tshifhefhe, Kwaaidraai, Vuvha, Posaito, Funyufunyu/Muromani, Mpheni A and C, Mathothwe, Nkuzana, Matsa/Mamvuka, Tshitungulwane and Tshirolwe.

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The Makhado Municipality, together with Eskom, hope to provide electricity to 3 853 new households in the next financial year. During the State of the Municipality address two weeks ago, mayor David Mutavhatsindi announced that several villages are on the list to receive electricity. “For 2013/14 we have set aside R15 million which will be addressing challenges around electricity in our municipality. With the support from Vhembe district municipality, the service provider is in the process of applying for more funding to ensure that we fast-track the provision of electricity,” he said. Cllr Mutavhatsindi explained that the project was dubbed “twasha twasha”, which emulates the sound when one switches electricity on and off. He said that the municipality is very proud of the achievements thus far in providing electricity to villages and referred to the projects in Vleifontein/ Parkview as well as Masekane and Ndiitwani

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The Way, the Truth and the Life

BRIEWE / LETTERS Write to us at PO Box 1680, Louis Trichardt, 0920 / Skryf aan ons te Posbus 1680, Louis Trichardt, 0920 of

Hebrews 7:20-28



Levubu se hokkievroue bedank al die seisoen se borge en helpers


es van Levubu se hokkievroue, sowel as ons afrigter en spanbestuurder, was deel van die Limpopo vroue hokkiespan wat van 23 Junie tot 29 Junie aan die Platteland Distrikstoernooi in Witbank gaan deelneem het. Weereens was dit vir ons klub se spelers ‘n ongelooflike voorreg en ‘n ervaring om op daardie vlak te kan gaan deelneem. Soos gewoonlik is fondse maar altyd ‘n probleem en as deel van die fondsinsamelingsprojek het die vroue van die Levubu Hokkieklub ‘n potjiekos- en gholfdag aangebied wat goed deur die gemeenskap ondersteun is. Vir elkeen wat die dag kom saam golf speel het, asook die wat potte ingeskryf het vir die

potjiekoskompetisie, baie dankie. Daar was ook ondernemings, boere en persone wat in hulle privaat hoedanighede bydraes gelewer het, wat ons graag wil bedank, naamlik Spar Levubu (hoofborg van die dag), Doringkop Boerdery, Rionde Pakhuis, Ralda van Wyk en PSG Verre Noord, M. J. Ras, H. Katzke, Vhavenda Boerdery, Schyffontein Boerdery, Green Haven, Beetge Kwekery, Wolkbergplase, Christo Theunissen, Marli Beetge, Du Toits Bande, Playboy Sport, Wacky Kids, Rainbow Midas, Bridge Auto en Walter Gilfillan. Laastens, dankie ook vir die twee anonieme borge wat twee van ons spelers se toerkostes geborg het. - Levubu Vroue Hokkieklub


Dankie aan Patrick vir flinke diens


ir maande al kan die mense wat die kraglesing kom neem nie in ons erf kom nie, en aanhoudende oproepe na hulle toe met die lesing het ook geen vreugde gebring nie Ek het toe (en ek moet erken, sonder baie verwagting om gehelp te kan word) na die elektrisiteitsafdeling van die munisipaliteit toe gery om te hoor hoe ‘n mens te werk moet gaan om jou meter geskuif te kry. Dit was Dinsdag. Ek het daar met ‘n Patrick (het

ongelukkig nie sy van gekry nie) kontak gemaak en hy het my vreeslik vriendelik en baie behulpsaam gehelp en ingelig en my belowe dat hulle twee dae later vir my die skuif sal maak. Donderdagmiddag toe ons by die huis kom, is dit klaar gedoen. Dankie aan Patrick en sy span wat die saak so flink afgehandel het. Hou so aan.

Hierdie foto is tydens die Levubu vroue hokkiespan se deelname aan die Platteland Distrikstoernooi geneem. Hier dra hulle die mussies en serpe wat deur Imperial GM van Makhado (Louis Trichardt) geborg is. Voor is Elmé Louw. In die tweede ry is Helené Fick en Gerda Honeycomb. In die derde ry is Santi Fourie en Marli Beetge. Agter is Pieter Jooste (afrigter) en Elzaan van Eeden. Foto verskaf. Letter

Thank you for the love and kindness shown during Margaret’s illness


e wish to thank the following people for their love and kindness during Margaret’s illness: Maud; the Town Watch; Dr Gaigher and the staff of Zoutpansberg Private Hospital; Mr Mudau and Phyllis of the Government Ambulance Service; Professor Mahoski of the Polokwane Govern- Mark Archer, Makhado (Lou- ment Hospital; the two ambulance is Trichardt) personnel who brought us home

styf teen hom vas, soen haar in die nek en op die mond. Die vrou gaan in ‘n beswyming, en die dokter sê vir die man: “Dit is wat jou vrou nodig het, drie maal per week. Kan jy dit doen?” Man: “Wel dokter, ek kan haar Maandae en Woensdae hier aflaai, maar Vrydae vang ek vis.”

and whose names we misplaced; Rina and Lucas Vermeulen for your support; the nursing staff at Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital; and lastly the residents of Herfsakker and Laat Lente. Your love, support and kindness have been very highly appreciated. - Margaret & Sarah Crowe, Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

Koos?” Barack asked. “Well, we have four Hilux double-cabs, two kombis, an old Case bulldozer, and Vet Gert’s John Deere tractor”. Barack sighed. “I must tell you, Koos, Vaderlike pligte that I have 16 000 tanks and 14 000 armored personnel carriers. Also, I’ve Die seuntjie vra sy ma: “Mamma kan ons increased my army to 1,5 million.” bietjie speel?” “Liewe erdvark!” said Koos. “I’ll have to Sy ma vra wat wil hy graag speel en hy get back to you ...” Sure enough, Koos That’s a bit hard to sê: “Ag kan ons asb speel ek is pappa?” rang again the next day. “Barack, ou Sy vra “nou hoekom?” maar hy soebat swaer, the war is still on! We have manswallow “Ag asb. mamma kan ons speel ek is vir ‘n aged to get ourselves airborne! We’ve rukkie pappa?” Barack Obama was sitting in his office won- modified Doepie’s ultra-light with a couple Naderhand gee die mamma in en sê: of shotguns in the cockpit, and four okes dering which country to invade next, when “Nou goed dan maar.” from the Virginia Hengelklub have joined his telephone rang. Die seuntjie vat haar hand en loop gang us as well!” “Howzit, Barack!” a voice in broken Engaf tot in die kamer. Barack was silent for a minute and lish said. “This is Koos Vannermerwe here Hy beveel sy ma om haar skoene uit te from the Doringboom Bar in Welkom, South then cleared his throat. “I must tell you, trek en op die bed te gaan lê. Africa. I am ringing to inform you that we are Koos, I have 10 000 bombers and 20000 Sy mamma se senuwees wil ingee en fighter planes. My military complex is officially declaring war on you, boet!” sy besef … “Hier is nou pêrre.” surrounded by laser-guided, surface-to-air “Well, Koos,” Barack replied, “This is Die seuntjie trek sy skoene ook uit en missile sites. And since we last spoke, I’ve indeed important news! How big is your gaan lê op sy pa se plek. increased my army to TWO MILLION!” army?” Sy ma vra senuweeagtig “nou wat nou?” “Slaat my dood!” said Koos, “I’ll have to “Right now,” said Koos, after a moment’s Hy antwoord: “Ag vrou … Kan ons nie ring you back.” Sure enough, Koos called calculation, “there is myself, my cousin Jan, maar vir die laaitie ‘n BMX fiets koop nie again the next day. “Jis, jis, jis, Barack! I my next-door neighbour Lang Hannes, and man?” am sorry to tell you that we’ve had to call the entire darts team from the pub. That off the war.” makes eight of us!” Terapie vir ‘n vis“I’m sorry to hear that,” said Barack. Barack paused. “I must tell you, Koos, that vang-huwelik I have one million men in my army waiting to “Why the sudden change of heart?” “Well,” said Koos, “we’ve all had a long move on my command.” Vrou: “Dokter, ek het niks van my 27 jaar chat over some klippies and coke, and “Blikkiesfontein!” said Koos. “I’ll have to huwelik nie ...” en sy vertel van haar man ring you back!” Sure enough, the next day, decided there’s no way we can feed two se swakhede, geen liefde of aanraking of Koos called again. “Barack, my China, the million prisoners of war!” komplimente nie. war is still on! We have managed to acquire Na 15 minute vra die dokter haar man Do you have a good joke? E-mail it to some infantry equipment!” Het jy ‘n goeie grappie? om na hom te kom. Die dokter druk haar “And what equipment would that be, Stuur dit per e-pos na

e read in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is both God and man in one person. Because Jesus is both God and man, He is the perfect Mediator. As a man Jesus understands our problems. He never sinned, but He knows what sin can do to a person, because He carried our sins and took the punishment due to us. He was hated by people and killed by wicked men. Christ’s friends deserted Him when He needed them most. Jesus understand us, because He is truly a man. We can take our problems to Him. But Jesus Christ is also God. John 1:1 teaches us: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” When we pray we do so in the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, Lord and Mediator. There is no other mediator, no other name to pray in. When you pray, pray only in the name of Jesus Christ. From our reading you will know that this very day Jesus Christ is in heaven acting as the Mediator of His people when He speaks to God. Praise God that He has given His people the perfect Mediator, Jesus Christ who is both God and man in one person. - 079 5168303 Voorkeur word gegee aan kort briewe oor plaaslike aangeleenthede. Die redakteur behou die reg voor om briewe te verkort. / Preference is given to short, factual letter concerning local matters. The editor reserves the right to shorten letters.

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By Anton van Zyl

Impey no stranger to Soutpansberg region South African cyclist Daryl Impey made history last week when he became the first African to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France cycle race. This world-class cyclist also has a local connection. In 2006, he won the Kremetart cycle race in a time of just over 4 hours and 16 minutes. The 27-year-old cyclist from Johannesburg made the whole nation proud when he wore the prestigious yellow jersey for two days last week. The Tour de France is the world’s biggest cycling event and one of the biggest sporting events internationally. It stretches over three weeks and attracts the top professional teams from across the globe. When Impey won the Kremetart race in 2006, he was already an experienced rider. In 2002, at the age of 16, he represented South Africa at the World Junior Championships and had a glimpse of the world of professional cycling. He decided that this was what he wanted to do for a living and started training harder to make his dreams come true. He signed his first professional contract in 2003 and became part of the Microsoft Cycling team. During the next two years he won titles in South Africa and in places like China. Still as a junior, in 2004, he took part in his first Kremetart and surprised the more experienced riders by winning the first stage of this tough race. He also caught the attention of a French amateur team by the name of Velo Club la Pomme-Marseille and soon afterwards decided to make

the jump to Europe. Impey admits that he quickly found out that the world of a professional cyclist is very difficult, especially if you compete abroad. He had to learn a new language and things did not always go the way he wanted. When he returned to South Africa, he signed up with the Microsoft team and things started to go a lot better. That same year, he competed in his second Kremetart 175km stage race. He secured victory by a mere four seconds, narrowly beating a strong challenge from Hanco Kachelhoffer from the Konica Minolta team. “I had a great season in 2006 and had seven victories, which gave me the confidence I needed and I started to set my mind on Europe again. I set another goal, with a new team MTN-Microsoft and 2007 would be the season that I would need to do well and no more excuses. Time was running out and I wasn’t getting any younger. I wanted to prove that I could race in Europe and I needed the results to get teams to look at me,” Impey writes on his website. ( In the following years, Impey had victories in numerous races on the international pro circuit. This included a stage victory in the Herald Sun Tour in Australia in 2008. In 2009, he won the Tour of Turkey race and also ended second in the SA Road Championships. During this time, he rode for the well-known SA team, Barloworld, which included another famous local racer, Robbie Hunter. Impey’s tenacity paid off in 2011 when he had a stage win in the Tour de Moroc and won the SA Elite Time Trial championships. His first taste of the Tour de France was in 2012 and he managed a fifth place in Stage 13. The same year, he also represented his country at the Olympic Games. The year 2013 turned out to be a bumper year for Impey. He was the South African National Time Trial champion once again and he caught the eye of an Australian team, Orica-GreenEDGE. Impey was selected mostly because he is an excellent team rider and works very hard to get the sprinters in his team to the finish line. His skills paid off and he managed to take his team-mate, Simon Gerrans, to victory in Stage 3. The team also won the time trial on Day 4 of the race.

Permit Application Public notice for event: GlytolxTwinlink Bayer CropScience AG has submitted an application to the Registrar: Genetically Modified Organisms Act for the intentional introduction of a genetically modified organism into the environment of South Africa. This application is for continued field trial studies initiated in 2008. The genetically modified organism under study is the cotton species Gossypium hirsutum (Upland cotton), derived from the conventional cross of transformation event GHB614, named “Glytol”, and the stacked cotton “TwinLink”. Event GHB614 introduced a single copy of the 2mepsps gene from Zea mays. TwinLink cotton is derived from the conventional cross between events GHB119 and T304-40. Event GHB119 contains single copies of the bar gene from Streptomyces hygroscopicus and the cry2Ae gene from Bacillus thuringiensis. Event T304-40 introduced single copies of the bar gene from Streptomyces hygroscopicus and the cry1Ab gene from Bacillus thuringiensis. The 2mepsps and bar genes provide tolerance to herbicides with the active ingredients glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium, respectively. The cry1Ab and cry2Ae genes provide resistance to lepidopteran insects. The 2mepsps gene has been used as a selectable marker in the development of the stacked cotton. The objective of this release is to continue an agronomic assessment of Glytol x TwinLink in the South African cotton producing environment. This application is not for the production of food or feed products. The current application is for release on multi-trial sites on farmlands in the Limpopo province near the town of Musina. The sites have been used for the production of irrigated summer and winter crops for almost 30 years. The proposed trial will not exceed 2 hectares where a minimum isolation distance of 300 m from other cotton varieties will be maintained. At the completion of the trial, all cotton plants will be harvested and the seed processed at a gin. Seeds from Glytol x TwinLink plants will be exported to the USA for further research and development. All remaining seed will be destroyed by mechanical crushing, and all remaining trial plant material will be destroyed at the trial site by slashing. The trial site will either be left fallow or planted with a different crop. The field will be monitored for the emergence of volunteer cotton. In accordance with Regulation 6 of the Genetically Modified Organisms Act (Act No. 15 of 1997), the public is hereby invited to submit comments with regard to this application to the Registrar at the following address: Registrar: Genetically Modified Organisms Act Private Bag X973 Pretoria, 0001 Fax 012 319 6329 All comments should be submitted to The Registrar within 30 days of this notification. Bayer (Pty) Ltd., (Bayer CropScience Division), P.O. Box 143, Isando 1600, South Africa.

‘n Groot eer het Oom Danie Lourens van Makhado (Louis Trichardt) te beurt geval met ontvangs van ‘n spesiale meriete toekenning van die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Posduif-organisasie. In die sertifikaat word melding gemaak van Oom Danie se onbaatsugtige diens en toewyding aan die administrasie en bevordering van die wedvlugsport in Suid-Afrika. As lid van die Verre-Noord Resiesduif Federasie het Oom Danie in 2008 ‘n erelid-toekenning ontvang vir sy 50-jaarlange lidmaatskap van dié federasie. Hier hou Oom Danie (middel) met trots die sertifikate wat hy ontvang het. Saam met Oom Danie staan sy hokbestuurder, Michael Morokolo (links), en die voor­­sit­ter van die Soutpansberg Pos­duif­klub, Theo Mey­er (regs).

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Hierdie groep vroue van die Louis Trichardt Gimnastiekklub het op 5 en 6 Julie ‘n Vlak 2 gimnastiek beoordelaarskursus in Pretoria voltooi. “Hulle het hul almal baie goed van hul taak gekwyt,” sê die klub se afrigter, me. Elzabé Stewart. Van links na regs is mesdames Renette Nel, Madeleine Nel, Sanrie du Plessis en Alta Joubert. Foto verskaf.

Limpopo’s women’s hockey team who participated in the South African Country Districts tournament. Pictured, at the back from left to right, are Arouna van der Walt (captain / Polokwane), Gerda Honeycomb (Levubu), Helene Fick (Levubu), Elme Louw (Levubu), Elzaan van Eden (Levubu) and Pieter Jooste (coach). In the third row are Michelle Engelbrecht (Phalaborwa), Ashley-Lynn Murray (vice-captain / Unicorn Tzaneen), Yolande Velloen (Polokwane), Lori Hyde (Unicorn Tzaneen), Talent Mashego (UL Polokwane) and Melanie Louw (manager). In the second row are Leanie Grobler (Polokwane), Annemi Kapp (Polokwane), Andri van Heerden (Phalaborwa), Danielle Souchon (Unicorn Tzaneen), Santie Fourie (Levubu) and Marli Beetge (Levubu). In front is Zelda van Rooyen (Unicorn Tzaneen). Photo supplied.

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Lim women struggle at SACD The South African Country Districts (SACD) women’s hockey tournament from 23 to 29 June was hosted in Emalahleni (Witbank) this year, with the Limpopo team hoping to repeat their good result from last year. This was, however, not to be, with the team, comprising players from Polokwane, Phalaborwa, Tzaneen and Levubu, finishing four places down, in seventh overall position. The team tried hard and played well throughout, but a 1-1 draw against hosts Mpumalanga on day one, followed by a 0-2 loss against Eastern Gauteng on day two, made finishing in the top two of the

pool a tough ask. A further 2-2 draw against KZN Northerns on day three also did not help the team to move up the log. On day four, the team achieved a well-deserved 4-1 win against KZN Coastals, but went down 1-4 to Northern Free State the following day. This set up a play-off match against Northerns Blues on day six, which saw Limpopo losing 1-3. The final play-off match for Limpopo at the tournament was for the seventh place and the opponents were once again KZN Northerns. This time round Limpopo came out on tops, securing a 2-0 win to finish the tournament off on a high.

Two Limpopo players were selected for the SACD teams to take part at the Inter-provincial tournament in Port Elizabeth in August. They were Lori Hyde (SACD A) and Zelda van Rooyen (SACD B), both from Tzaneen. Pieter Jooste from Makhado (Louis Trichardt) was also selected to coach the SACD B team at the interprovincial tournament. The team expressed a word of thanks to their sponsors for their contributions to assist the team in participating at the tournament. The sponsors were Imperial GM (LTT), Trophy Toyota (Modjadjiskloof), Werda Toyota (LTT), Oasis Water (Tzaneen), Exco Sport and Mount Fuji Motors (LTT).

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