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Roekelose verbysteek, spoed en bestuurders wat drink is steeds grootste rede vir ongelukke

Talle reeds dood op paaie Deur Isabel Venter ‘n Noodlottige motorongeluk, waarin ‘n hele gesin uitgewis is, het opnuut die kwessie van padveilig­ heid gedurende die Kersseisoen uitgelig. Die gesin van die Nzhelele­area, mnr. Phathutshedzo Tshigodime (30), sy vrou Cynthia (31) en hulle twee seuns Benjamin (5) en Daniel (6 maande), is verlede Vrydag dood in ‘n ongeluk op die N1 noord naby die Witvlag­afdraai. Hulle was oppad huis toe na Siloam, vanaf Makhado (Louis Trichardt), toe hulle tromp­op met ‘n aankomende vragmotor ge­ bots het. Daar word vermoed dat die vragmotorbestuurder in die nat weer beheer verloor het oor die vragmotor en dit oor die pad gegly het. Die Tshigodime­gesin se ongeluk was een van 13 noodlottige ongeluk­ ke wat in die provinsie aangemeld is gedurende die week vanaf 1 tot 8 Desember. Dit aldus die Padverkeers­ bestuur Korporasie van Suid­Afrika wat vanaf die begin van Desember weekliks ‘n padveiligheidsverslag sal uitbring wat die ongeluksyfers vir elke provinsie bekend sal maak. Hierdie verslag maak onderskeid tussen gewone noodlottige ongeluk­ ke en groot noodlottige ongelukke waarin daar meer as vyf mense oorlede is. Gedurende hierdie tydperk is daar regoor die land 218 noodlottige pa­ dongelukke aangemeld waarin 261

mense oorlede is. Van hierdie onge­ Volgens die padkorporasie is die verbysteek, spoed en bestuurders wat wees, veral omdat meeste mense reeds lukke is twee deur die padkorpora­ bydraende faktore tot motorongelukke, drink en dan bestuur. Plaaslike motoriste vooruit beplan aan ‘n somervakansie en sie as groot noodlottige ongelukke motoriste wat roekeloos ander voertuie is opnuut gemaan om uiters versigtig te padveiligheid uit die oog verloor. geklassifiseer. Op 1 Desember het die eerste groot ongeluk plaasgevind. Daar is 14 mense dood op die N12 roete in Noordwes. In die tweede voorval is nege mense oorlede op 6 Desember Die bakkie waarin die Tshigo­ op die N11 roete in Limpopo. dime­gesin van Siloam dood Die gru­ongeluk van die Tshigo­ is, nadat hulle tromp­op met dime­gesin is voorafgegaan deur nog ‘n aankomende vragmotor ‘n ongeluk, waarin vyf mense ernstig gebots het. Die jongste lid beseer is. van die gesin was maar ses Die Makhado polisie het vandees­ maande oud gewees. week bevestig dat hulle ‘n saak van roekelose of nalatige bestuur ondersoek, nadat ‘n plaaslike man voor ‘n aankomende trein ingery het. Die ongeluk het gebeur by die treinkruising op die Ledig­grondpad buite die dorp. Volgens plaaslike polisiewoord­ voerder AO Takalani Madzhigili, was die trein oppad na Makhado (Louis Trichardt). Die man, wat nog nie amp telik aangekla is nie, het vier plaaswerkers agter op sy bakkie vervoer ten tye van die ongeluk. Sover daar vasgestel kon word, is niemand ernstig beseer in die voorval nie. Die afgelope naweek is daar minder ongelukke aangemeld. Volgens die Makhado brandweerstasie was daar Sondag net een voorval waarin ‘n voertuig op die Thohoyandou­pad, naby Ratombo, omgeslaan het. Vol­ gens die stasie is twee mense lig beseer in hierdié voorval.

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Houtdief loop sy rieme styf in hof ‘n Houtdief, wat op heterdaad betrap is op ‘n plaas in die All­ days­omgewing, het sleg daarvan afgekom. Die 22­jarge Jacob Munyekwane het Maandag in die Louis Trichardt Distrikshof verskyn waar hy skuldig bevind is op ‘n klag van diefstal. Hy is Saterdag op die plaas van mnr. Ludwig Pretorius gearresteer. Volgens inligting verskaf deur die polisie het Pretorius ondersoek gaan instel nadat hy berig ontvang het dat van die heiningdrade op sy plaas afgeknip is. By die plat heiningdraad het Pretorius spore gekry van ‘n don­ kiekar, wat hy dadelik agtervolg het.

Dit was nie lank nie, toe het Preto­ rius op Munyekwane en nog twee van sy makkers afgekom waar hulle besig was om vuurmaakhout op ‘n donkie­ kar te laai. Daar was glo alreeds ‘n aansienlike vrag hout op die karretjie gelaai. Munyekwane se medepligtiges het laat spaander toe hulle besef daar is moeilikheid, maar Munyekwane is vasgetrek. Pretorius het die polisie ontbied om vir Munyekwane te kom arresteer. Maandag is Munyekwane voor die hof gebring, waar hy skuldig bevind is op die klag teen hom en gevonnis is tot ‘n boete van R1 000 of alter­ natiewelik 30 dae gevangenisstraf.

Road Safety Die bestuurder van hierdie bakkie was die afgelope Woensdag gelukkig om te oorleef. Nooddienswerkers op die toneel sê hulle vermoed dat die voertuig in die nat weer gegly het oor die pad en die bestuurder beheer verloor het daaroor. Die ongeluk het naby die Mountain Inn Hotel op die N1 noord gebeur. By Mashudu Netsianda

Police intercept 80kg of cocaine destined for SA The SAPS at the Beit Bridge border post have intercepted 80 kilograms of cocaine to the value of about R23 million, which was smuggled from Zimbabwe into the country. A haulage truck carrying the drug was cleared by Zimbabwean immigration and customs – only to be intercepted on the South Africa side. South African Revenue Services (SARS) spokesperson Marika Muller said it was the biggest ever shipment of cocaine they had intercepted

being smuggled into the country. “We can confirm that we seized cocaine worth about R23 million, concealed in a truck attempting to enter South Africa from Zimbabwe,” she said in a statement. “The truck had started its trip in Malawi. The truck had been identified for closer searches, and had been moved out of the processing queue to be checked.” She said inside the truck’s cabin the customs team found bags containing wrapped A4­sized parcels which the

driver claimed contained his clothes. “Initial inspection indicated the parcels contained a soft white substance. After a full physical search, the team found 100 A4 parcels, weighing 800kgs in total, each containing smaller packages of a white powder,” Muller said. Muller said the powder was confirmed as cocaine by chemical testing. “This is the single biggest seizure of cocaine ever at Beit Bridge. The truck driver was arrested and the truck was seized.”

Please drive safely this festive season, says Limpopo premier Limpopo Premier Stanley Matha­ batha has urged the public to be safe on the roads during this festive season. “As provincial government, we wish all those who will be travelling to different destinations, and those who will be coming to Limpopo, a safe journey,” he said. He warns, however, that safety on the roads lies with all road users. “All our roads have been upgraded to cope with volumes of traffic, but safety still remains with individuals. Our police and traffic officials will go all out to ensure that all people are safe, either

on the roads or wherever they will be,” he added. “I wish to welcome millions of Christian pilgrims to the Zion City of Moria and other churches for a safe, prayerful Christmas. Your prayers for the nation are most wel­ come,” said Mathabatha. Mathabatha said while people were enjoying the festive season, they should remember that next year is the year of elections. “Let us utilize this Christmas and New Year as a time of reflection. We will celebrate 20 years of democracy with much joy and hope. Let us exercise our freedom and democracy responsibly,” he said.

BUSINESS talk By Isabel Venter

Looking for mouth-watering dishes? At Karen’s Catering you will find mouth­watering dishes prepared with the utmost love, care and ingredients of the highest quality. Karen Smit, a well­known name in the local catering in­ dustry, opened her business on the corner of Mimosa and Park Single Street here in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) last week.

The premises of her business, better known as the Son­Op Kafee in its heyday, underwent a unique style change under Karen’s hands. The cool blue and grey in­ terior invites clients to browse beautifully presented, freshly prepared food, supported by a superior level of service. Karen not only caters for functions

like weddings, parties and corporate events, but she also offers freshly made produce on a daily basis. This includes baked goods and pastries. In addition, Karen’s Cater­ ing also stocks contemporary kitchen utensils, as well as various ranges of high­end delicacies. This includes, for example, the Karoo Karma Goods range of jams, Gourmet Fudge (in flavours such as am­ arula and double chocolate), Marchelle’s frozen yoghurt and Frankie’s Cool drinks. At Karen’s, clients will also find other gifts (perfect for Christmas stockings) such as unique and one­of­a­kind kitchen utensils, wood­carved Protea flowers, carving blocks, Cookies­in­a­Jar, and many more. It is also worth mention­ ing that catering is available to clients locally and as far away as Alldays, Vivo, Polokwane, Levubu, and Musina. Karen’s Catering is open from Mondays to Fridays from 09:00 until 17:00 and on Saturdays from 08:30 until 13:00. For more information Karen Karen Smit from Karen’s Catering, which is situated on the can be contacted at Tel 073 335 5120. premises of the old Son­Op Kafee (in the back).

New service or business in town? BUSINESS talk is a column focussing on new developments in the local business arena. To enable us to keep the column running on a weekly basis, readers and businesses are invited to contact the newspaper and let us

know of new developments regarding new businesses or services less than a year old. Any new development will be highlighted through a once­off short write­up in the col­ umn free of charge. For more information, phone Andries at Tel 015 516 4996/7.

Riekie Erasmus (links) en Ezet Erasmus, mede­eienaars van die Purple Olive Restaurant, het uitgebrei om ook keurig­bereide Sondagmiddagetes teen ‘n baie bekostigbare prys aan te bied. Nog ‘n nuwe instelling is om elke laaste Dinsdagaand van die maand ‘n tradisionele “afval”­ aand te hou, maar die gebruik sal in die nuwe jaar hervat word. Hierdie is addisioneel tot die gekookte aandetes wat van Maandag tot Vrydag aangebied word, die normale restaurantkos en die borde geurige happies (platters) en spyseniering wat beskikbaar is. Purple Olive se telefoonnommer is 015 516 6324.


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Stormsterk rukwind saai verwoesting warrelwind gehardloop en die westelike deel van die pakhuis se deur oopgeruk. Daarna is hy deur die dak uit,” sê mnr. Vorster. Mnr. Peter Nicholson, direkteur van die Alicedale Estate en pakhuis, sê dat net die dak ingeval het. “Ek het ‘n bietjie skade gekry, maar dit is fantasties dat niemand seergekry het nie,” sê Nicholson. Op die plaas Versameling van Water in die suidooste van Levubu het mnr. Fanie Havinga die middag neute gespuit en gesien hoe die storm vanaf Elim deur Levubu trek. Dit was om15:50. Min het hy geweet dat hy om 03:15 die Donder­ dagoggend ‘n ramp op eie werf sou aanskou. ‘n Stormwind met swaar weer en gepaardgaande hael het binne 10 minute die plek onherkenbaar verander. Groot bome het omgewaai en is tot op die grond ontwortel. Die hael het die patats se blare afgeslaan. ‘n Boom het oor die dak gerol, duike ingeslaan en die da­ kgleuwe oopgemaak. Intussen het die boom die 5000-liter watertenk gebreek en die water het deur die dakgleuwe in die kombuis inge­ stroom. Havinga kon nie sy toegangshek gebruik nie en moes tydelik ‘n nuwe uitgang maak. Die elektriese sekuriteitsheining het ook skade gekry. Die Havingas was tot Sondagmiddag 17:00 sonder elektrisiteitstoevoer nadat ‘n transformator sowat 2 km van hulle af van die paal afgeruk is. “Ek het wakkergeskrik en nie geweet wat aan­ gaan nie. Dit het soos ‘n tornado gevoel. Ek kan nog nie die skade bepaal nie, aangesien ons nog vir sekere kwotasies wag. By my buurman is die piesangbome platgeslaan en lê die piesangs op die grond. Dit was ‘n eienaardige fratswind vir ‘n kort tydjie,” het Havinga gesê. Ahrens stem saam dat die weersomstandighede vreemd is. “Eers het ons die uitermatige hitte van 38°C gehad en toe hierdie rukwinde en warrelwinde. Die weersom­ standighede is al die laaste 10 jaar omgekrap; nee, eintlik van 2000 se vloede af,” het Ahrens gesê.

“Eers het ons die uitermatige hitte van 38°C gehad en toe hierdie rukwinde en warrelwinde. Die weersomstandighede is al die laaste 10 jaar omgekrap; nee, eintlik van 2000 se vloede af”

Hofnuus

Winkeldiewe se “inkopies” kos hul duur Hulle mag dalk net nietige ditjies en datjies gesteel het, maar daar was niks onbenullig aan die straf wat dié week aan plaaslike winkeldiewe uitgedeel is nie. Die afgelope naweek het die Makhado SAPD drie winkeldiewe tydens twee verskillende insiden­ te in hegtenis geneem. Al drie is Maandag voor die Louis Trichardt Distrikshof gebring, waar hulle skuldig bevind is op klagtes van winkeldiefstal. In die eerste voorval is ‘n jongman van Nzhelele ‘n R500 boete of 20 dae direkte gevangenisstraf opgelê, nadat hy ‘n das ter waarde van R99 by die plaaslike Edgars-tak probeer buit het. Die 21-jarige Tshifhiwa Maboko is Vrydag (6de) opgemerk deur

‘n winkelassistent toe hy die das voor by sy broek ingeprop het en daarmee ongesiens by die winkel probeer uitglip het. Maboko is voor stok gekry en het erken dat hy die das gesteel het. Na sy arrestasie het polisie die daaropvolgende Saterdag nog twee jong vrouens gearresteer wat die Nani Spazawinkel in Tshikota probeer besteel het. Zandile Shoko (20) en Shirla Chikanaba (24) van Zimbabwe het onder andere seeppoeier, ver­ sagmiddel (Staysoft) en kerriepoeier onder hulle bloese weggesteek en so die winkel probeer verlaat. Die goedere was in totaal R71 werd. Beide is skuldig bevind en ‘n boete van R600 of 20 dae gevangenisstraf opgelê.

‘n Stormsterk rukwind wat op Woensdagmiddag, 4 Desember, van Elim deur Levubu na Tshipise getrek het, en toe weer later teruggekeer het, het ’n spoor van verwoesting agtergelaat. Hierdie boom is ontwortel op die plaas van mnr. Fanie Havinga. Foto verskaf.

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‘n Ongewone, stormsterk rukwind wat deur Levubu reguit na Tshipise getrek het en later weer sy opwagting gemaak het, het ’n spoor van verwoesting agtergelaat. “Ek het nog nie so iets in 47 jaar beleef nie,” het mnr. Fritz Ahrens van die plaas Sterkstroom in Levubu gesê. Dié sterk warrelwind het verlede Woensdagmiddag (4de) in ‘n nou baan deur Levu­ bu getrek, net om bykans 12 ure later in die vroeë oggendure van Donderdag weer in die suidooste van Levubu amok te maak. Die middag se rukwind het kol-kol met ‘n hewige reënbui gepaard gegaan. Ahrens het binne 30 minute 58 mm reën gehad. “Die reën is baie welkom, maar nie hoe hy gearriveer het nie!” het Ahrens gesê en bygevoeg dat slegs 21mm by sy buurman van die plaas Rabeja geval het. Op Rabeja is 120 volwasse makadamianeutbome ontwortel. Die skade is moeilik om te bep­ aal, want daar moet in gedagte gehou word dat ‘n makadamiaboom bykans 10 jaar vat om te vestig en te dra. “Ek het self ‘n paar vrugtebome verloor en ‘n boom het op een stoor se dak geval. Die skade aan die stoor is sowat R35 000. Op ‘n ander plaas is die huis se dak afgeruk,” het Ahrens gesê. Die matte en meubels was sopnat. Die eienaars is met vakansie en nie bereikbaar nie. “Ons vriende het ingespring en die dak herstel. Dit is reeds gedoen,” het mnr. Barry Fourie gesê. Die elektrisiteitstoevoer is ook vir ‘n paar uur onderbreek. “Die storm het in ‘n strepie deur Levubu beweeg en ook in Tshipise skade aangerig. Die paaie in Levubu is steeds glibberig,” het mnr. Stephen Hoffman, voorsitter van die Soutpansberg Distrik Landbou-unie, hierdie week gesê. Mnr. Christo Vorster van Tshipise het vertel hoe die storm reguit van Makhado (Louis Trichardt) se rigting gekom het en die teerpad gekruis het by die Alicedale-pakhuis. “Tussen 17:00 en 18:00 het die


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Rekening-gemors duur voort

Die Soutpansberg Belastingbetalersvereniging (SBBV) ontvang baie klagtes van lede en nie-lede oor elektrisiteits- en waterrekeninge wat ‘n “groot gemors” is. In hierdie geval is die meterlesing op ‘n Novemberrekening totaal verkeerd geneem, sodat die rekening op meer as R37 000 uitgekom het.

Die Soutpansberg Belastingbetalersver­ eniging (SBBV) ontvang baie klagtes van lede en nie-lede oor elektrisite­ its- en waterrekeninge wat ‘n “groot gemors” is. “Daar is klagtes van buitensporige be­ drae op verbruik, geen lesings van meters, verkeerde meterlesings of daar word net eenvoudig geen lesings aangedui nie,” is die mening van die SBBV-voorsitter, mev. Inga Gilfillan, en die bestuurder, mnr. Phillip Olivier. Die meeste inwoners weet waarskynlik al dat die elektrisiteitsverbruik in blok­ tariewe teen ‘n glyskaal bereken word. Indien die rekeninge nie maandeliks gelees word nie, plaas dit die verbruiker in ‘n hoër kategorie of blok wanneer die lesings uiteindelik geneem word. Mnr. Jaap Kelder, voorsitter van die Nasionale Belastingbetalersunie, meen dat dit doelbewus gedoen word. “Uitge­ slaap soos die munisipaliteite is, sal hulle doelbewus maandelikse lesings oorslaan, sodat, wanneer daar wel ‘n lesing geneem word, die totale verbruik vir die maande waar daar nie lesings geneem is nie, teen die hoër tariewe bereken kan word,” sê Kelder. Maar hoe nou gemaak as ‘n verbruiker so ‘n rekening ontvang waarin al die ver­ bruik van vier of meer maande skielik op een rekening verskyn? Mnr. Gert van Zyl (74) het so ‘n reke­ ning ontvang wat skielik meer as R3800 beloop het, en dit ten spyte daarvan dat hy normaalweg gesorg het dat hy sowat R2000 in krediet bly. Oom Gert het ‘n geregistreerde brief aan die bestuurder van die Makhado Munisipaliteit, mnr. Sakkie Mutshinyali, gerig, met afskrifte aan die Limpopo premier en die Staatspresident. Hy het gevra vir inligting oor hoe die berekenings gedoen is en van watter lesing

tot watter lesing die verbruik geneem is. “Ek wou ook weet waarom hulle soveel maande wag om die meterlesings te neem. Verder het ek die munisipale bestuurder versoek om ‘n geleentheid te reël waar die publiek met hulle rekeningfoute kan kom en verduidelikings en oplossings kan kry,” sê oom Gert. Kelder se raad kom hiermee ooreen. “Ons stel voor dat, waar daar meer as een maand se verbruik op ‘n rekening is, u die munisipaliteit versoek om die korrekte berekening te doen. U betaal dus net ‘n geskatte bedrag wat redelik is en verklaar ‘n dispuut oor die balans,” sê Kelder. Die munisipaliteit het by monde van sy woordvoerder, mnr. Louis Bobodi, geweier om enige inligting rondom oom Gert se rekening te verskaf. “Dit is kon­ fidensieel,” het sy antwoord gelui. Op ‘n soortgelyke navraag oor ‘n ander rekening was sy antwoord: “Ons gee nie individuele inligting aan die publiek nie.” In nog ‘n geval is die meterlesing op ‘n November-rekening totaal verkeerd geneem, sodat die rekening op meer as R37 000 uitgekom het. Die verbruik op net

een van die drie fases was aangegee as 23 037. Na vele oproepe aan Stanley, Peggy, Timmy en Nelson van die munisipaliteit en baie ontsteltenis, is daar met ene Patrick van die meterlesers gepraat, wat ‘n vrou uitgestuur het wat geweier het om te wag totdat die eienaar tot by die hek kom. Uiteindelik is die rekening “reggestel”, maar steeds weet die verbruiker nie hoe die bedrae bereken is nie. Bobodi het nie gereageer op die feit dat dit onregverdig is om bloktariewe op ‘n glyskaal te implementeer wanneer lesings nie elke maand geneem word nie. Hy het gesê dat die munisipaliteit gemiddelde lesings gebruik as daar konstant niemand by die eiendom is wanneer die meterlesers van die aangewese maatskappy die lesings kom neem nie. Wat die meterlesers betref, het Bobodi gesê dat die meterlesers nie vervang gaan word nie. Op die vraag of die munisipaliteit volle verantwoordelikheid neem vir die manier waarop die meterle­ sings en die rekenings gedoen word, het Bobodi geantwoord, “Ja, ons ondersoek altyd die probleme (challenges) wat onder ons aandag gebring word.”

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Please note that the last edition of the Zoutpansberger will appear on the streets on 18 December. Due to an earlier print schedule, the deadline for the advertisements is Friday, 13 December at 13:00. News articles will also be accepted until the 13th. News send in by e-mail will be accepted until 12:00 on 16 December. For more information, phone 015 516 4996 during office hours.

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CHRISTMAS WELL WISHES FROM THE MAYOR OF MAKHADO CLLR FARISANI DAVID MUTAVHATSINDI It is yet that time of the year again when families and friends spend their time together. All motorists who will be traveling to their holiday destinations must drive safely; take breakes as advised by National Department of Roads and Transport and obey all traffic rules, so that they can arrive alive. Those who drink alcohol must drink responsibly and not drive while under the influence of alcohol. Let all make sure that children are safe during the festive seasons. It is our responsibility as parents to watch our children very closely; respect and protect them. Let us all enjoy the festive season and prepare ourselves to vote next year during the national elections. We pay tribute to our fallen hero, the former President of South Africa, Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who recently passed on. Mandela dedicated his life time to struggle of the African people. As we celebrate Christmas, we must always remember the sacrifices that Mandela did for the betterment of the people. May his soul rest in peace. We also advise parents to spend their hard earned money responsibly during this period; in order to be able to support their children financially when school re-opens next year. As the Mayor of Makhado Municipality, I wish all the residents of Makhado a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. May the Almighty God bless you. Mayor Councillor David Mutavhatsindi

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LiN Nuus / Noordelike Nuus

Hoe werk etol-dagpas? Met die omstrede etol-stelsel wat verlede Dins­ dag in Gauteng in werking gestel is, is motoriste in die Bosveld wat die buurprovinsie wil besoek steeds onseker oor hoe hulle deur die stelsel geraak gaan word. LiN Nuus het SANRAL (South African National Road Agency) genader vir raad. Besoekers aan Gauteng wat nie gereeld Gauteng paaie gebruik nie kan volgens SANRAL ‘n dag­ pas koop wat vir 24 uur geldig is. Een persoon is geregtig daarop om 12 keer deur die loop van die jaar so ‘n dagpas aan te koop. ‘n Dagpas kos R50 vir ‘n ligte voertuig en kan op die webtuiste www. sanral.co.za aangekoop word. SANRAL se tolvrye nommer is 0800 726 725 en hier kan ‘n operateur motoriste help om ‘n dagpas te bekom. Of besoek ‘n etol-kliëntedienssentrum waarvan die naaste aan die Bosveld gemeenskap waarskynlik die

een in die Kolonnade winkelsentrum in Pretoria is. Van daar is die eerste etol-punt net verby die Stormvoël afrit op die N1 met verskeie punte tot in en om Johannesburg. ‘n Dagpas is geldig vir ‘n maand nadat dit aangekoop is en tree in werking sodra die motor deur die eerste etol-punt beweeg. Gereelde besoekers aan Gauteng kan ook op dieselfde manier registreer vir ‘n e-tol skyfie om sodoende in aanmerking te kom vir afslag op tolfooie. Hiervoor het jy jou ID, motorregistrasie, kontakbesonderhede, asook R50 nodig. Indien jy nie ‘n dagpas of ‘n e-tol skyfie aangekoop het voordat jy deur die etol-punte beweeg het nie, moet jy jou rekening binne sewe dae vereffen. Dit kan ook op die webblad, per telefoon of by dienssentrums gedoen word. Indien jy nie binne sewe dae betaal nie, sal jy ‘n rekening in die pos ontvang.

In memoriam

Theo sal onthou word vir sy humorsin

Wyle mnr. Theo Meyer (65).

‘n Bekende en gewilde lid van die duif- en hengelgemeenskap in Makhado (Louis Trich­ ardt), mnr. Theo Meyer, is op 28 November in die ouderdom van 65 jaar oorlede. Theodorus Johannes Meyer is op 8 Januarie 1948 gebore. Sy familie het hom beskryf as ‘n loja­le, regverdige mens met ‘n goeie sin vir humor. “Vriende en familie was bevoorreg om hom te ken en deel van sy lewe te wees,” sê die familie. Die volgende mense en instansies word bedank vir die tyd wat hulle afgestaan het tydens sy afsterwe: Dr Casper Venter, Martin’s Funerals, Zoupansberg Privaathospitaal (Suster Lina Snyman en Riana Smit), vriende, Thinus en Narina Botha en Hannie en Matty Jacobs en vir al die SMSe en besoeke. Sy heengaan word betreur deur sy vrou, Helene Meyer, sy broer, Johan Meyer, en sy lojale vriende. ‘n Afskeidsdiens vir wyle Theo is op 3 Desember vanuit die Gereformeerde Kerk Louis Trichardt deur Ds. Hans Grobler behartig.

Award

Top award for local detective group The Family Violence Children Protection and Sexual Offences Unit of the Makhado SAPS was given the award as the best detec­ tive group in Limpopo for the year 2012/13. The SAPS Limpopo inaugural Prestige Awards took place in Polokwane on Friday, 29 November. In front, from left to right, are the local unit members D/Const Mokgadi Mamukhwana, Capt Danelle Fourie, D/ Const Bologo Luvhani and D/Const Rasilabi Tshimangadzo. At the back are detective W/O Mpfuni Mpho, detective W/O Da­ niel Ligege, D/Lt Tho­­m as Niruna and detective W/O Samuel Thovhakale. Absent were detective W/O Fanie Mynhardt, Tho­ mas Masonono and Charles Ralebona.

Notice to Members of the De Beers Equal Allocation Trust (EAT) If you were an active employee or pensioner on 18 April 2006 of the De Beers Group of Companies South African operations (De Beers Consolidated Mines Proprietary Limited, De Beers Group Services Proprietary Limited, De Beers Marine Proprietary Limited, The Diamond Development Company Proprietary Limited, De Beers Pension Fund and De Beers Benefit Society) you would have been sent a letter to your last known address from the Trustees of the De Beers Equal Allocation Trust (EAT) in early November 2013 containing an offer to purchase one third (1/3) of your units. If you have NOT received your letter please contact the EAT urgently to provide your correct home or work address. Have ready your identity number and: • Call 086 136 7774 (toll free) between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday EI 19126

• Visit www.debeerseat.co.za and download the Acceptance Notice, fill it in and submit • Write a letter to the De Beers Equal Allocation Trust (EAT), PO Box 616, Kimberley 8300 • You may also send an email with your full name, identity number and current address to debeers.eat@debeersgroup.com If your completed Acceptance Notice has not been received by 5pm on 31 December 2013, it will be assumed that you have chosen not to sell one third of your units. The EAT offer closes on 31 December 2013.

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13 December 2013 Bloedskenknuus

Moenie dié vakansie in die pad van lewe staan

‘n Tjek van R10 000 is verlede week deur die vroue van Agora Club 1 en Ladies Circle 4 (LC4) in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) oorhandig aan verteenwoordigers van CMR en Bergcare ten bate van georganiseerde welsynswerk. In die foto (voor, van links na regs) is verteenwoordigers van die ontvangers, Eldine Peli (CMR) en Max Naudé (Bergcare). Agter is Darel Thompson (CMR), Ria van Zyl (LC4), Karlien Visser (LC4), Gerda Nagel (LC4), Riana Otto (LC4), Sandy van Niekerk (Agora 1), Sonet Vermaak, Coral Collett (Agora 1), Angela Brennan (Agora 1) en Carole Went (Agora 1).

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Dit is vakansietyd … ‘n tyd vir familie, vriende en om liefde en geskenke te deel. Dit is ook tyd wat gekenmerk word deur fees­ vieringe, inkopies en vakansiepret by die strand of luilekkerdae saam met vriende in die somerson. Terwyl meeste mense die geskenk van lewe geniet, is daar ongelukkig ander wat deur siektes in die gesig gestaar word wat hulle verhoed om hierdie tydperk met hul gesinne en families te geniet. “Daar is duisende mense wat daagliks op bloed­ oortappings staatmaak. Dit sluit vroue in wat bloed tydens bevalling verloor of die slagoffers van ongelukke. Die SANBS moet elke dag 3 000 eenhede bloed insamel, om aan die bloedbehoeftes van pasiënte in Suid-Afrika te voldoen. Statistieke wys dat minder as 1% van ons 50+ miljoen bevol­ king elke dag bloed skenk, en ‘n gevaar bestaan dat hospitale gedurende die vakansie ‘n bloedtekort mag ondervind,” sê Vanessa Raju, kommunikasie­ bestuurder van die SANBS.

In hul jongste veldtog moedig SANBS mense aan om nie toe te laat dat “vakansies in die pad van lewe staan nie.” Dit beteken eenvoudig dat terwyl Desember ‘n wonderlike tyd is om te ontspan en terug te kyk op die jaar wat verby is, is dit ook ‘n tyd om een van die grootste geskenke te gee – die vloeistof wat elke hart laat klop, ongeag ras, geslag of ouderdom. Hierdie is ‘n beroep op almal wat in staat is om tyd te maak gedurende die vakansieseisoen om lewensreddende bloed te skenk. Terwyl jy tyd met jou familie spandeer, dink ook ‘n oomblik aan diegene wat hierop gaan uitmis as daar nie genoeg bloed vir pasiënte beskikbaar is nie. Dit neem slegs 30 minute van jou tyd om bloed te skenk en dit kos nie sent nie. Gee die beste geskenk ... gee die geskenk van lewe. Om die naaste bloedskenksentrum te vind, skakel 0800 11 9031 of SMS jou poskode na 31454. (Uitgereik deur die SANB).

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Band helps to spread Christmas cheer The sound of Christmas carols coming from brass instru­ ments touches many ears and hearts in town. Members of the Salvation Army walk around from 1 to 23 December, playing the songs to all who opt to listen. “We want to remind the people about the birth of Jesus Christ,” says their leader, Thulani Dlamini, who is a student at the Durban University of Technology (Pie­ termaritzburg campus) coming back home to Makhado (Louis Trichardt) for the holidays. The majority of the group members are busy with tertiary studies elsewhere and are now home to take their place in the Salvation Army.

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“Merry Christmas to all”

Laerskool Levubu se Graad 7’s het op 29 November hul afskeid gehou by Hippo Park Lodge. Hulle het pragtig gelyk om by hul oosterse tema in te pas. ‘n Chinese braai is gehou waar elkeen na hartelus kon smul aan hul eie roerbraai, met heerlike pavlova as nagereg. Daarna het hul ‘fortuinkoekies’ hulle bietjie meer vertel oor hul toekoms in die hoërskool. “Baie sterkte vir julle met jul hoërskoolloopbane. Ons is trots op elkeen van julle en gaan julle baie mis,” sê die skool. In die foto (van links na regs) is mnr. Hans du Toit (skoolhoof), Clive Wilken, Nicole Fourie, Janie Grobler, Melisna van Rooyen en me. Schalcha Erasmus (organiseerder). Dank is uitgespreek teenoor Schalcha en tannie Rina Theunissen (Hippo Lodge) vir al die reëlings. Foto verskaf.

Altesaam 70 behoeftige gesinne in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) word elke tweede week van kospakkies voorsien in ‘n Bergcare/CMR projek. In die foto is lede van die flinke span besig met die verpakking van kosvoorrade in kartonhouers. Van links is Rosina, Emma, Max, Cadien, Hannetjie, Darel en Eldine.

The municipal manager of the Makhado Municipality, Mr Isaac Mutshinyali, took the op­ portunity this week to convey his end-of-year and Christmas message and wishes to residents of the Soutpansberg region. “I wish to take this opportunity to express gratitude to the peo­ ple of Makhado Municipality, particularly Mayor Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, for having afford­ ed me the opportunity to become your municipal manager,” said Mutshinyali. Mutshinyali, better known as Sakkie among residents, also took a moment to reflect on the passing of South Africa’s first black president, Mr Nelson

Rolihlahla Mandela, for emanci­ pating the country and making it conceivable that a black person be given an opportunity to head the government administratively. “May his soul rest in peace. It is because of this opportunity that black people have proven beyond reservation that they can govern and govern better,” said Mutshinyali. As part of his Christmas mes­ sage, Mutshinyali expressed his gratitude towards his colleagues within the municipal manage­ ment and broader staff for their dedicated team efforts during the year. “Working together, we have done better.” Due to their hard work, said Mutshinyali, the

Makhado Municipality was able to implement all their action plans towards becoming a viable financial institution effectively. “We have both [politicians and administrators] made it possible to move away from the recurring 13 years of disclaimers to the present Qualification Opinion in 2012/13. However, it is impera­ tive for us to remember that we have not yet arrived; we should be looking forward for a clean audit, and this is possible, provid­ ed we endure working together. “Finally, I take this opportuni­ ty to wish all people of Makhado Municipal area a safe, merry Christmas and a happy New Year. May God bless you.”

Lede van die Vroue Landbou-unie se Aandblomtak in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) het gedurende November hulle nuwe bestuur vir 2014 bekendgestel. Voor, van links na regs, staan Elmarie O’linsky (takvoorsitter) en Elsa Fick (sekretaresse). Agter is Naomi Phillipson (tesourier), Leanda le Cornu (skakelbeampte) en Heila Oosthuizen (beoordelaarsameroeper). Foto verskaf.

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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

WHAT’S ON? WAT GEBEUR?

DEURLOPEND sal elke Saterdag vanaf 09:00 tot 14:00 ‘n vlooi­ mark by Makhado Crossing in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) gehou word. Enige iemand is welkom om te kom uitstal. Stalletjies kos slegs R50 per Saterdag en moet vooraf bespreek en betaal word by Davonnies in die sentrum. Vir meer inligting, skakel Peet Venter (geb­ oubestuurder) by 015 516 1826 of Davonnies by 015 516 5749.

• AAND VAN SPONTANE AANBIDDING Shammah Bedieninge in Makha­

do (Louis Trichardt) nooi die gemeenskap uit om elke eerste Dinsdag van die maand vanaf 19:00 ‘n aand van spontane aanbidding in ‘n Geesgevulde aanbiddingsatmosfeer saam met hulle te ervaar. Vir verdere inligting of navrae kan past. Stry­ dom by 082 7850 265 geskakel word.

• MINISTERS FRATERNAL IN RECESS The ministers fraternal of Makha­

do (Louis Trichardt) is in recess for the Decem­ ber holidays. The next meeting will take place at the Dutch Reformed Church Louis Trichardt congregation in Erasmus Street on Tuesday, 14 January next year, commencing at 14:30. For more information Rev Robbie Novella can be contacted on 015 516 5165.

ZoutieWeather Louis Trichardt (Seven-day forecast)

Thursday, 12 December A thunderstorms in spots, warmer.

High: 25oC Low: 16oC Friday, 13 December Morning showers and thunderstorms.

High: 26oC Low: 15oC

• Hervormde Kerk Zoutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Sondag 10:00, Ds. Ronel Eckard, Tel: 072 122 7956

Saturday, 14 December

• Lede in Christus Kerk (LTT) Joubertstraat 29, Sondag 10:00 & 18:00, Past. Fanie Redelinghuis, Tel: 015 516 0521 / 082 465 8774

A thundershower in spots.

High: 30oC Low: 17oC Sunday, 15 December A thundershower around the afternoon.

• Levubu Christelike Gemeente (Hatfield) Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Craig Whitcomb, Tel 015 583 0134 of 084 400 8937

High: 30oC Low: 17oC

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

Monday, 16 December

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

A strong afternoon thundershower.

• 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 • 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 • NG Kerk (Musina) Ds. Henricostraat, Sondag 09:00, ds Anton Kemp, Tel: 015 534 0759, 082 779 2609 / 082 779 2324 • 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 • 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 news@zoutnet.co.za Nuwe kerke welkom. If church details are incorrect or have changed, please phone Andries at 015 516 4997 or write to news@zoutnet.co.za New churches welcome.

Insp Lawrence Khodobo Cell 082 965 5151

DECEMBER

JANUARY

• BACK 2 SCHOOL RUN The Roadhogs Motorcycle Club from Makhado The annual Carols by candle light service will be held on Sunday evening, 15 December, at the (Louis Trichardt) will present their second annual Methodist Church at 79 Munnik Street in Makha­ Back 2 School Run on 5 January. The day will start at 08:00 at the Adam’s Ap­ do (Louis Trichardt). ple Hotel with a great breakfast and bottomless The service will commence at 18:00. Every­ one is invited and requested to please remember coffee for only R35. Thereafter, all of the bikes will go on a ride at 10:00. Please bring stationery to bring a candle with. Refreshments will be as an entry fee for the less fortunate children in served after the service. For more information Rev Robbie Novella can be contacted on 015 516 our area. Pub lunch (steak, egg & chips) will be available at R49. 5165. For more information, contact Michael at 083 • GELOFTEDIENS BY NG 297 7280 or Christa at 076 867 5944. SOUTPANSBERG-GEMEENTE

• WEEKLIKSE VLOOIMARK Daar • CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT

• Hervormde Kerk Louis Trichardt H/v Stubbs & Forestry, Sondag 08:30, Ds. Phillip Horn, Tel: 015 516 0550 / 083 259 4061

• 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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High: 31oC Low: 19oC Tuesday, 17 December Some rain and a thunderstorm.

High: 22 C Low: 19 C o

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Wednesday, 18 December Cloudy, a couple of thunderstorms.

High: 22oC Low: 19oC (Source: http://www.accuweather.com)

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Die NG Kerk Soutpansberg nooi inwoners van Makhado (Louis Trichardt) om op 16 Desember hul Geloftediens by te woon. Die diens begin om 08:00 in die kerk. Buiten vir die Geloftediens hou die gemeente ook op 25 Desember ‘n spesiale Kersdiens wat om 08:00 begin met die jaar wat op ‘n hoogtepunt afgesluit sal word met ‘n middernagdiens op Oujaarsdag, 31 Desember, om 23:15.

• VIVO/DENDRON GELOFTEDIENS Inwoners van die Vivo/Den­

• SAPS/SAPD • Ambulance/Ambulans • Electricity/Elektrisiteit • Water • Fire Brigade/Brandweer • Munisipaliteit/Municipality • Hospital (Government) • Hospital (Private) • SPB Dorpswag

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NG Kerk Louis Trichardt­gemeente bied vanaf 17 tot 19 Januarie volgende jaar ‘n heerlike gesinskamp by Forever Resorts Tshipise aan en nooi gesinne om saam te kom kuier. Die kamp begin die Vrydag om 18:00 en duur tot die Sondag om 12:00. Prof. Malan Nel sal tydens die naweek as gasspreker optree. Vir meer inligting oor kostes en reëlings kan die kerkkantoor geskakel word by tel. 015 516 3902.

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Die Zoutpansberger en Limpopo Mirror se jaarlikse kalenderfoto­kompetisie het vanjaar waarlik ‘n paar praginskrywings opgelewer, en dit was glad nie maklik om net 12 weninskry­ wings te kies nie. Net meer as 60 van die streek se fotograwe het ingeskryf vir ‘n totaal van bykans 300 foto’s. Tog moet daar wenners wees, maar diegene wat nie vanjaar kon wen nie moet glad nie teleurgesteld wees nie. Daar is altyd volgende jaar. Soos gewoonlik was daar weer ‘n paar fotograwe wat meer as een weninskrywing opgelewer het, alhoewel niemand tydens die beoordelingsproses geweet het wie die fotograwe was nie. Daar was nuwe wenners, maar ook fotograwe wat al vorige jare weninskrywings opgelewer het. Daar sal binne die volgende week telefonies met elk van die wenners geskakel word om te reël vir die betaling van die foto’s – R700 vir elk van die 12 wenfoto’s. Die fotograaf wat die beste gevaar het, was Peet Snyder met drie wenfoto’s. Hy sal prysgeld van R2 100 huis toe neem. Pietman Muller lewer twee weninskrywings en palm R1 400 vir sy moeite in. Die res van die wenfotograwe wat elk R700 in hul sak sal druk is Kobus Barkhuizen, Hennie Cordier, Inalize Burger, Wouter Veldman, Sandra Boshoff, Willie Knoetze en Isabel Venter. Baie geluk aan al die wenners! Die twaalf wenfoto’s word opgeneem in ‘n A2­formaat, volkleur 2014­kalender. Alhoewel die kalender deur die Zoutpansberger en Limpopo Mirror gebruik sal word vir bemarkingsdoeleindes, sal die kalenders ook aan die publiek beskikbaar gestel word om te koop teen ‘n minimale bedrag van R45. Vir meer inligting, skakel Andries van Zyl by tel. 015 516 4997 tydens kantoorure. Meegaande is die wenfoto’s en die maande waarop dit in die kalender gaan verskyn.

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Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela changed South Africa and inspired the world. As we mourn his passing, his message of peace and reconciliation endures. His legacy lives on. Forever.


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By Nic Hoffmann

He was not a god, but a remarkable man It does not matter wheth­ er you loved him or loathed him ­ Nelson Mandela had an indelible, ineffable and ineluc­ table influence on this country and its people. Regardless of whether you find the media circus surrounding his death irritating or laudable, one can never negate that he was a most remarkable man. Some choose to regard him as a terrorist who caused the deaths of a number of people (directly and/or indirectly) and therefore worthy of condemnation. Oth­ ers choose only to remember the good he embodied ­ love, forgiveness, peace, goodwill, tolerance, non­racialism, etc. What I choose to remember about him is that he had the guts and the courage of his conviction

to stand up against a morally indefensible political system. He not only took on the powers that were, but he put his money where his mouth was. As if that were not enough, he endured all the hardships of incarceration, humiliation and ill health that accompanied this time of shame in our country’s history AND STILL he came out stronger on the other side. Not only that, he CHOSE not to become bitter and vengeful and showed us that it is indeed possible to follow Christ’s example of forgiving those who trespass against us. If some in the world choose to call him a Messiah or a modern­day Jesus, they are wrong, but only in the fact that he was not a divine being without sin ­ he was just a man. A man who repeatedly warned peo­

ple not to turn his image into an idol, which is exactly what some are doing for their own particular agenda or some obscure political or financial gain. Sadly, some of those closest to him seem to belong to the latter contingent. Fact is, Madiba was a man with many faults and shortcomings, just like all of us. Those who knew him intimately can attest to that. I am, unfortunately, not one of those. Regardless, I know that many things, good and bad, would not have happened in and for this country if it were not for him. I therefore choose to remember him with kindness and gratitude, even while I refuse to revere him as anything other than a mere mortal who will have no influence on my salvation. Soli Deo Gloria.

“Nelson Mandela’s message of peace in a time of conflict changed South Africa and inspired the world. His life stands as a resolute symbol of hope in the face of oppression, and an unparalleled example of the power of reconciliation to heal a nation. As De Beers mourns the passing of Mandela, we are heartened to know that his message of hope endures. He is a singular figure in human history and, while we will miss him, we know that his spirit lives on and serves as a source of inspiration and strength to us all. - Philippe Mellier (CEO of the De Beers Group) 1918 – Forever. – Natalie Archer (Makhado / Louis Trichardt) R.I.P Tata. Hamba Kahle “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela - Irene Smith-Vos

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” “Thanks for everything you did for our country.” – Joanetha Lambert (42), Makhado Rus in vrede Madiba!!!! Jou grootste les wat jy sekerlik agterlaat, is dat jou verlede nie jou toekoms bepaal nie!!!!! Mag jou na volgers jou voetspore volg!!! - Erika Burger Ackerman It’s with deep sadness to learn that our nation’s hero, Mr Nelson Mandela, has passed away. Even now I am still mourning about him, may his soul rest in peace. – Maxson Nekhavahaba (Elim) Nelson Mandela, I’m very proud of you. You sacrificed your life for us to have freedom. Rest in peace. – Reshamise Ligaraba Rendani Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has taught us a lot as a nation. We will be forever thankful. – Mohammed Rasool Jnr (Makhado / Louis Trichardt) You changed South Africa. We will be forever thankful. – Rosanne Smal (Makhado / Louis Trichardt) “He was the man of reconciliation, laughter, humility and love. He gave us a precious democracy. We are sympathising with his family during this difficult time.” - Given Khoza from Tshikota “Our leader, our icon, Nelson Madiba Rolihlahla Mandela, the loss of Mandela’s Family is the loss of the whole continent, we saw what you did to South Africa and the countries around us, we hoping we going to follow your footsteps.” – Singo Rendani Pearl from Shiozwi (Louis Trichardt)

“Totsiens, Tata Madiba, jy was ‘n goeie mens. Ons sal jou mis maar gun jou die rus wat God jou bied. Stil word jou stem.” - Elsie Brandt

For Madiba: We are really sorry for what happened with Mandela family, and send our condolences. – S O Mushwana (Makhado Fire Station) Madiba - He was Strong enough 2 be Gentle, Brave enough 2 Stand Alone and Wise enough 2 let the world catch up with what he knew all along....A voice that will Resonate through eternity. – SP Miller (Makhado/Louis Trichardt)

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Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences are with the Mandela family and friends at this time. – Bobby Rasool (Makhado / Louis Trichardt)

I urge all South Africans to live the legacy which Madiba has left. Long live Madiba, Long Live. - Sgt Thomas Mulaudzi (Makhado / Louis Trichardt)

The Soutpansberg has a unique bond with the late Mr Nelson Mandela through the friendship with numerous residents. One such person is local businessman, Mr Solly Noor who supported him during the struggle years. In this historic photo, taken in 1999, Solly (second from left) poses with Madiba in his prison cell on Robben Island. From left to right are actor/comedian, Bill Cosby, Solly Noor, Mr Nelson Mandela, Zohra Noor and Farzana Noor.

18 July 1918

Ons het ‘n groot man verloor, Mandela. Hy was ons eerste swart president, en hy het baie vir ons land gedoen en dit reggekry, ons gaan jou mis Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, rus in vrede, God met U. Dink aan mev. Graça Machel en die familie, sterkte vorentoe. – Ria Smith (Makhado / Louis Trichardt)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013


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Nelson Mandela Tribute Page “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“Apartheid- wrong in South Africa, wrong in Palestine...” A phrase said by Nelson Mandela showing his passion for peace and equality not just in his land but all around the world. - Azra Asvat (Makhado / Louis Trichardt) Madiba-inspiration, gave us hope, an example to all on how to forgive without holding a grudge, You made the world notice us. May you rest in peace, you deserve it. – Antionette Geerdts (Heaven Sent Pre-School)

The late Mr Mandela visited Thohoyandou way back in 2000. Photographed from left are former minister Sydney Mufamadi, Thovhele Vho­Gole Mphaphuli and former president Nelson Mandela. At the back is the late Khosi­Fhumulani Kutama.

“He was our Friend, Father and Freedom Fighter.” – Feeyaza Ismail (38), Makhado “Rest in peace, Mandela. You were born for a purpose. The country has seen and acknowledged your contribution. You will be remembered.” - Victor Madobe (Tshikota) “We pay tribute to our fallen hero, the former President of South Africa, Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He dedicated his life to the struggle of the African people. May his soul rest in peace. - Makhado Mayor Cllr David Mutavhatsindi “We are deeply saddened by the passing on of our former president. The world has indeed noticed your being a sacrificial lamb and now South Africa is enjoying the hope and faith you had.” - Dr Phumudzo Machaka (Makhado) A sad goodbye to the Father of our Nation! He served his country with love and gave his life for the freedom which we all live in today. He turned the world’s eye to a small southern African country and helped spread the message of forgiveness across the face of the earth. We salute you Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. It all seemed impossible until it was done! - Dane Rooi Gordon

President Nelson Mandela het in 1999 amptelik besoek afgelê by LMB Louis Trichardt. In die foto staan hy by twee van die mammas op die basis. Links van hom staan Adele Vallentgoed en haar seun, Jody. Regs van hom staan Riana Smith en haar dogter, Ika.

“I wish the world could remember him forever and that his peaceful influence would linger on for eternity. He stood up for humans and his life should be celebrated as such. Farewell Madiba.” - Hangwe Netshifhefhe “When we lose such a special person like Tata Mandela in our life, time seems to stop. However, it is important that we start to live again with a smile on our faces, so that we can make his soul happy, as he is still looking at us even if we can’t. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world. We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. – Musina major, Carol Phiri “There will be no one like you Tata Madiba, we are who we are because of you, robala ka kgotso Tata, you will forever be remembered.” – T Mulaudzi (Makhado Fire Station) “We will miss you, Madiba. Thank you for what you’ve sacrificed for our dear country.” – Jasmita Bhamjee (35), Makhado “He fought for equal rights and the maintenance of stable and fair international relations. I am now a citizen here in SA thanks to his voice of reason and ubuntu.” – Sarah Hadebe (37), Tshikota His legacy lives on in all of us – it is in our hands now. Rest in peace Madiba. Shaida Rasool (Makhado / Louis Trichardt) “You will always be remembered. We lost a great leader as well as the father of the nation. An inspiration to all who made our country one to be proud of. He showed us that everything is possible if you just believe. Rest in peace, Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of our nation.” - King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana

The Executive Mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality, Cllr Tshitereke Matibe, urged communities in the Vhembe district to pay tribute to former President Nelson Mandela. “We are in deep mourning following the untimely passing away of our icon, Tata Nelson Mandela. We want communities in our district to always emulate what Mandela inspired us to do. Hamba kahle!,” said Matibe. In the photo Dean Alunamutwe Rannditsheni, Executive Mayor, Cllr Tshitereke Matibe and Dr Tshifhiwa Muligwe join hands during the signing of a Condolence Book for Vhembe District in support of the late former President Nelson Mandela. (Photo by Silas Nduvheni). “Mandela gave us freedom and that is how I will always remember him” - Mr Basil Mabasa from Elim “He’s that GREAT man who will always be alive among us. His deeds speak louder even today.” – Producer and artist Sir Mcleker Ons innige simpatie met die familie en vriende van Mnr Nelson Mandela. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela called us to action - people everywhere - to take responsibility for hanging the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as he did. Sy woorde moedig ons aan om ons visie en missie met oorgawe te probeer uitleef. Rus in vrede Madiba. - Directors and personnel, Zoutpansberg Private Hospital


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Joining in singing to the Lord are, from left to right, Joshua (2), Indipile (4) and Sarah (3), with Pastor Bernice Clifton holding the microphone. They also sang a song or two at the Christmas carols and family picnic event for the community hosted at Agapé Christian Centre in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) on 6 December.

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of the premises or who said that they did not know the contact details. “At the farms, we found many farms owned by companies and the people were not there,” Nkuna said. For property owners who are concerned about how their property will be valued on the new val­ uation roll, Nkuna allayed some fears and said that the properties would be valued fairly and according to market value. The valuation roll process will be completed by June next year. “Property values are affected by the economy. There’s not a lot of move­ ment in the property market except on townhouses and a few residential properties,” Nkuna said. The chairperson of the SRPA, Ms Inga Gilfil­ lan said that the Ratepayers would like to know the qualifications of the valuers and how they eventually arrive at the amount that they value the property for. The municipality was asked if they could vouch for the qualifications of the individual valuers. “Yes, the tender process and security checks were done and verified,” said Bobodi. *Gilfillan urged residents to give the valuers access into their homes, but only when they have assured themselves of the person’s identification. She also requested that residents accompany the valuer through the house.

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During the current valuation process in the Makhado municipal area there were occurrenc­ es of valuers taking photos inside houses, which many residents felt was a security risk. This week one of the owners of Risuna Prop­ erties and Valuers, Mr Kulani Nkuna, apologized for the taking of photos inside houses. “They have stopped with that practice. That was a mistake. Photos of the property should be taken from the street,” Nkuna said. The Makhado Municipality says that the current valuation of properties will be completed by the end of January next year. The valuation is with a view to the compilation of a new valuation roll and the levying of property rates. The municipal spokesperson, Mr Louis Bobodi, was asked whether it is a standard practice to use cameras inside houses and the complaint about the security risk was mentioned. “The size of the house is required with its image. Public notices were put in the media and in all statements that a qualified valuer will be doing a valuation roll in terms of the MPR Act,” was Bobodi’s reply. He did not, however, properly clarify the issue of photos taken inside houses. The Soutpansberg Ratepayers Association (SRPA) submitted a written complaint on the issue on 25 October and they have not received an answer from the municipality to date. This practice of the taking of photos inside houses has fortunately stopped, possibly in the light of the Zoutpansberger of 15 November reporting on the issue. Unfortunately, Risuna’s valuers ex­ perienced resistance from some residents. “Some residents were very uncooperative. Some said that the newspaper reported that our valuers should not be allowed access. Some even set their dogs on us. They seemed to confuse us with municipal officials and would talk about the potholes and lack of water,” Nkuna said and added that about 50% of the residents were co­operative. (*Find below an extract from the article which urged residents to give access to valuers on certain conditions). In the business arena, Risuna’s valuers found that most business premises were occupied by tenants who either gave the contact number of the owner


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APPLICATION IN TERMS OF SECTION 27 OF THE MINERAL AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVEL­ OPMENT ACT (ACT 28 OF 2002) PORTION 1 OF THE FARM SANDFONTEIN 232 MT MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPAL AREA, VHEMBE DIS­ TRICT, LIMPOPO PROV­ INCE Reference No.: LP30/5/1/3/2/10475MP Description and location of activity: Mr. Hermann Johannes Jansen van Rensburg is applying for a Mining Permit on the Por­ tion 1 of the farm Sand­ fontein 232 MT in the Makhado Local Municipal Area of the Vhembe Dis­ trict, Limpopo Province. The application for a Min­ ing Permit is for the min­ ing of sand on a mining area which will not exceed 1.5 ha in extent. Sand will be removed by excavators and front end loaders and transported to Makhado. Opportunity to participate: The public is hereby in­ vited to comment on the above application. Any person who would like to be identified as an interest­ ed and / or affected party in the above matter should submit his / her name, contact details (preferred contact method of notifi­ cation, e.g. e-mail address or fax number) and interest in, comments on, or objec­ tions to the Mining Permit Application, in writing, to the Environmental Assess­ ment Practitioner named below, within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Please quote the reference number giv­ en above in all correspon­ dence. Should you require any further information regarding the application, or wish to receive a copy of the Environmental Management Plan for the application, please con­ tact the Environmental Assessment Practitioner at the contact details given below. Name of Environ­ mental Assessment Practi­ tioner: I.W. Terblanche & Associates, Environmen­ tal Consultants. Contact person: Elize Terblanche. Contact address: 39 Bel­ ladonna Street, Welgevon­ den, Stellenbosch, 7600. Cell: 082 459 5372 Fax: 086 664 0563. E-mail: elize@iwtenviro.co.za BOEDELKENNIS­ GEWING Eerste en Finale Likwi­ dasie- en Distribusier­ ekening in die bestor­ we boedel van wyle JOHANNES VAN DER GOOT, Identiteitsnommer : 421112 5002 088, wie woonagtig was te Kameel­ straat 89, Louis Trichardt, Limpopo Provinsie. Da­ tum van afsterwe : 6 Mei 2013 Boedelnommer : 9636/2013. Geliewe ken­ nis te neem dat bogenoem­ de Rekening vir ‘n periode van 21 dae, vanaf datum van publikasie hiervan, ter insae sal lê te die kantore van die Landdroshof Lou­ is Trichardt en die Meester van die Hooggeregshof,

PRETORIA. Enige per­ soon wat beswaar het teen die Rekening, word ver­ soek om sodanige beswaar binne voormelde periode by bogemelde Landdro­ shof en Meesterskan­ toor in te dien, en indien geen beswaar ingedien word nie, sal die Ekseku­ teur oorgaan tot betaling kragtens die Rekening. JOHAN SMIT PROKU­ REURS Voortrekkerstraat 11 Stilbaai Wes 6674 Tel Nr 028 754 2314 (Verw : JS1353) Makhado Wysigingske­ ma 90 & 91 Ek, Jaco Daniël du Ples­ sis, synde die gemagtigde agent van die eienaar van Erwe 922 & 960, Louis Trichardt gee hiermee in­ gevolge Artikel 56(1)(b) (i) van die Ordonnansie op Dorpsbeplanning en Dorpe, 1986 (Ordonnansie 15 van 1986) kennis dat ek by die Makhado Munisi­ paliteit aansoek gedoen het om die wysiging van die Makhado Grondge­ bruikskema, 2009 deur die hersonering van Erf 922 geleë te Cronjestraat van "Residensieel 1" na “Residensieël 2” met ‘n bylae om die maksimum digtheid te verhoog na 42 wooneenhede per hektaar en die dekking na 63% en die hersonering van Erf 960 geleë te Reitzstraat van "Residensieel 1" na “Residensieël 2” met ‘n bylae om die maksimum digtheid te verhoog na 42 wooneenhede per hek­ taar. Besonderhede va n die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kan­ toorure by die kantoor van die Direkteur: Ontwikkel­ ing en Beplanning, Eerste Vloer, Makhado Munisi­ paliteit (Burgersentrum), Makhado (Louis Trich­ ardt), 83 Kroghstraat, vir 'n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 13 Desember 2013. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek

moet binne 'n tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 13 Desember 2013 skriftelik by of tot die Direkteur, Ontwik­ keling & Beplanning, by bovermelde adres of by Privaatsak X2596, Louis Trichardt, 0920, ingedien of gerig word. Adres van Agent: Pieterse, Du Toit & Assosiate, Posbus 11306, BENDOR PARK, 0713, Tel: 015 - 2974970/1 Environmental Authorisa­ tion for the clearing of 50 hectares of virgin ground for Aloe vera cultivation on the remainder of the farm Wintersveld 427 MS within Makhado Local Municipality was granted by Limpopo Department of Economic Develop­ ment, Environmental and Tourism on 6 December 2013 (LEDET Reference number:12/1/9/3/-V10). Should you wish to appeal against the decision as ref­ fered to above, you must lodge a notice of intent to appeal with the MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, within 20 days after the date the Environmental Authorisation was issued (in terms of these Reg­ ulation no. R543, 2010) by one of the following methods:1. By Facimile: (015)2938317, 2. By Post: Private bag X9484, Polok­ wane 0700, 3. By Hand: 3rd floor, Evridiki Towers, 20 Hans van Rensburg Street, Polokwane, 0699. The procedure pertaining to the appeal process is de­ tailed in Chapter 7 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) Reg­ ulation no R543, 2010. A copy of the Environ­ mental Authorisation is available at AGES, 112 Marshall Street, Polok­ wane. For any enquiries please contact AGES at the following number: 0152911577.

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Die CVO Hangklip Skool het hul dank uitgespreek teenoor Rob Hillary van Masequa Bricks en die Louis Trichardt 4x4-klub vir die sukses van hul fondsinsamelingsdag op 8 Desember. Dank is ook uitgespreek teenoor al die deelnemers vir hul bydraes. “Sonder julle was die dag nie moontlik nie,” sê die skool. ‘n Bedrag van R6 800 is die dag vir die skool ingesamel. Foto verskaf.

Kersvader het op 3 Desember met ‘n perdekoets by die kersete van die bo-sestigs aangekom. Die kersete is deur Baird Ministries gereël en by Mike’s Kitchen in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) aangebied. Marietjie Wentzel van Baird Ministries bedank al die borge en sê dat die volgende ete by Mike’s Kitchen op 4 Februarie volgende jaar sal plaasvind en die volgende tee by Wimpy’s op 11 Desember vanjaar. Foto verskaf.

MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY

MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY

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

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

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MASIPALA WA XIKAYA WA MAKHADO

PROPOSED PERMANENT CLOSURE IN TERMS OF SECTION 68 READ WITH SECTION 67 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE, 1939 (ORDINANCE 17 OF1939): 1. PORTION OF ERF 1309, HA-TSHIKOTA (VLEIFONTEIN) EXTENSION 1 TOWNSHIP; AND 2. ERF 1640, LOUIS TRICHARDT EXTENSION 1 TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 68 read with Section 67 of the Local Government Ordinance, 1939 (Ordinance 17 of 1939) that the Makhado Local Municipality intends to permanently close 1. a portion measuring 2 (two) hectare of erf 1309, situated at Ha-Tshikota (Vleifontein) Extension 1 township, which is in extent 19, 4520 hectare and zoned as a “park”; 2. and erf 1640, situated at Louis Trichardt Extension 1 Township measuring 9,114m² and zoned as “Public open Space” both for the purpose to develop a “place of public worship”. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours from 07h30 to13h00 and from 14h00 to 16h00, at Director Development Planning’s Office, First Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado, 0920 or the Town Planner’s Offices, First Floor, Noor Centre building, corner Songozwi and Munnik streets, Makhado, for a period of 30 (thirty) calendar days calculated from the date of this notice.

Any person who cannot write may come to the Director Development Planning Offices located at the addresses mentioned above during normal office hours within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the notice where objections or comments will be transcribed. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado 12 & 13 December 2013 Notice No: 175 of 2013 MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI File No: 7/4/1/4 & E 1640 MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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Any person or representative having an objection must lodge such objection in writing within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice and submit such objection to the Director Development Planning Offices or Town Planning Section offices located at the addresses mentioned above or by registered mail to the Municipal Manager, Private Bag X2596, Makhado, 0920.

Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado 12 & 13 N’wendzamhala 2013 Nomboro ya xiviso: 175 of 2013 Nomboro ya faili: 7/4/1/4 & E 1640

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PLAASLIKE MUNISIPALITEIT VAN MAKHADO

MASIPALA WAPO WA MAKHADO

1. GEDEELTE VAN PARKERF 1309, HA-TSHIKOTA UITBREIDING 1 DORP (VLEYFONTEIN) EN 2. PUBLIEKE OPENBARE RUIMTE, ERF 1640, LOUIS TRICHARDT UITBREIDING 1 DORP Kennis word hiermee ingevolge artikel 68 saamgelees met artikel 67 van die Ordonnansie op Plaaslike Bestuur, 1939 (Ordonnansie 17 van 1939) gegee dat die Plaaslike Munisipaliteit van Makhado van voorneme is om 1. ‘n gedeelte, ongeveer 2 hektaar groot, van erf 1309, te Ha-Tshikota Uitbreiding 1 dorp, in total groot 19,452 hektaar en gesoneer as park; en 2. erf 1640, Louis Trichardt Uitbreiding 1 Dorp, 9114m² groot en gesoneer as Publieke Openbare Ruimte permanent te sluit vir doeleindes van ontwikkeling as “plek van openbare Godsdiens beoefening”. Besonderhede van die aansoeke lê ter insae vir inspeksie gedurende normale kantoorure vanaf 07h30 tot 13h00 en 14h00 tot 16h00, by die Kantoor van die Direkteur van Ontwikkeling en Beplanning, Eerste Vloer, Kamer C001, Burgersentrum, Kroghstraat 83, Makhado asook by die Stadsbeplanner se Kantoor te Noorsentrum Gebou, Eerste Vloer, hoek/van Songozwi- en Munnikstraat, Makhado vir ‘n tydperk van dertig (30) kalenderdae bereken vanaf die datum van publikasie van hierdie kennisgewing. Enige persoon/verteenwoordiger wat beswaar teen die voorgestelde permanente parksluiting/ publieke openbare ruimte sluiting wou opper moet sodanige beswaar skriftelik indien binne dertig (30) kalenderdae vanaf die datum van publikasie van hierdie kennisgewing by die bogenoemde addres of dit per geregistreerde pos rig aan die Munisipale Bestuurder, Makhado Plaaslike Munisipaliteit, Privaatsak X2596, Makhado, 0920.

MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado 12 & 13 Nyendavhusiku 2013 Nomboro ya ndivhadzo: 175 of 2013 Nomboro ya faila: 7/4/1/4 & E 1640

MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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U DZiNGINYWA HA U VALA LWA TSHOTHE HU TSHITEVHELWA TSHITENWA TSHA FURATHIMALO (68) TSHI TSHI VHALWA NA TSHITENWA TSHA FURATHISUMBE TSHA MULAYO WA MAVHUSELE APO, 1939 (MULAYO WA FUMISUMBE (17) WA 1939): 1. TSHIPIDA TSHA TSHITANDE TSHA 1309, HA-TSHIKOTA (VLEIFONTEIN) EXTENSION 1 TOWNSHIP; NA 2. TSHITANNDE TSHA 1640, LOUIS TRICHARDT EXTENSION 1 TOWNSHIP Ndivhadzo I kho newa hu tshi tevhedzwa mbetshelwa ya tshitenwa tsha furathimalo tshi tshi vhalwa na tshitenwa tsha furathisumbe tsha Mulayo wa mavhusele apo wa nwaha wa, 1939 (Mulayo wa vhufumi sumbe (17) wa 1939) zwauri Masipala wapo wa Makhado u khou toda u vala lwa tshothe 1. tshipida tshilinganaho 2 (two) hectare tsha tshitannde tsha 1309, tshiwanalaho Ha-Tshikota (Vleifontein) Extension 1 Township, tshine tshavha hekhithara dza 19, 4520 tsho fhelela tsho tiwaho sa “phakha”; na 2. tshitannde tsha 1640, tshiwanalaho Louis Trichardt Extension 1 Township tshilinganaho 9,114m² tsho tiwaho sa “Tshipida tsha nnyi na nnyi” zwothe hu tshi itelwa u bveledzisa fhethu ha u kerekela ha nnyi na nnyi. Zwidodombedza zwa khumbelo iyi zwinga tolwa nga tshifhinga tsha mushumo ubva nga 07h30 u swika 13h00 na ubva nga 14h00 u swikwa nga 16h00, ofisini ya Mulanga Mveledziso ya Vhupulani, vhurala ha u thoma, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado, 0920 kana kha ofisi dza vhupulani, vhurala ha u thoma, Noor Centre building, kha khuda ya Songozwi and Munnik streets, Makhado, lwa tshifhina tsha maduvha a furaru (30) a khalendara hu tshi vhaliwa ubva nga duvha la u andadziwa ha ndivhadzo iyi. Muthu munwe na munwe kana muimeleli ane avha na khanedzo anga zwiita nga u to nwala vhukati ha maduvha a furaru (30) u bva nga duvha la u andadziwa ha ndivhadzo iyi nga u rulemela khanedzo kha ofisi ya Mulanga Mveledziso ya Vhupulani kana kha ofisi dza vhupulani dzi wanalaho kha dzi adiresi dzo bulwaho afho ntha kana nga u to posa kha Minidzhere wa Masipala, Phuraivethe Bege X2596, Makhado, 0920. Muthu munwe na menwe ane asa kone u nwala a nga da kha ofisi ya Mulanguli wa Mveledziso ya Vhupulani I wanalaho kha diresi yo bulwaho afho ntha nga tshifhinga tsha mushumo vhukati ha maduvha a furaru (30) ubva nga duvha la u andadziwa ha ndivhadzo iyi hune khanedzo kana khwathisedzo zwado nwalwa.

VOORGESTELDE PERMANENTE SLUITING INGEVOLGE ARTIKEL 68 SAAMGELEES MET ARTIKEL 67 VAN DIE ORDONNANSIE OP PLAASLIKE BESTUUR, 1939 (ORDONNANSIE 17 VAN 1939):

Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado 12 & 13 Desember 2013 Kennisgewing No: 175 of 2013 Leêr No: 7/4/1/4 & E 1640

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GANGISO WO PFALA XIPHEMU XA PHAKA XIKANWE NAKU PFALELA MAKUMU YA NDZHAWU YA PHABULIKI HI HU LANDZA XIYENGE XA 68 LEXI HLAYIWAKA XIKANWE NA XIYENGE XA 67 YA MFUMO XIKAYA ODINANSI, 1939 (ODINANSI 17 YA 1939): XIPHEMU XA XITANDI XA NOMBORO 1309, HA-TSHIKOTA (VLEYFONTEIN) EXTENSION 1 TOWNSHIP XITANDI XA NOMBORO 1640, LOUIS TRICHARDT EXTENSION 1 TOWNSHIP Xiviko xi tivisiwa hiku landza Section 68 yi hlayiwa na Section 67 ya mfumo xikaya Odinasi, 1939 (Odinansi 17 ya 1939) leswaku Masipala wa Makhado wu navela ku pfala Xiphemu xa xitandi xa nomboro 1309, Ha-Tshikota (Vleyfontein) Township xo ringana 19.1420 wa tihekitara naswona yi boxiwake kumbe yi vuriwaka leswaku I phaka Xitandi xa nomboro 1640, Louis Trichardt Extension 1 Township “Ndzhawu ya phabuliki” yo ringanaka 9114m² tindzawu leti mbirhi xikongomelonkulu ku nga xa ku endla “Ndzhawu ya vukhongeleri.” Vuxokoxoko bya xikombelo byi ta kumeka kusukela hinkarhi wa 07h30 ku fikela 16h00 eka hofisi ya Vulawuri bya nhluvukiso na tipulani ta doroba, first floor, Makhado Local Municipality, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado 0920 kumbe eka tihofisi ta vapulani bya doroba leyi kumekaka eka first floor, Noor Centre Building eka khona ya xitarata xa Songozwi (Nomboro ya 29) na Munnik (Nomboro ya 97), Makhado, ku fikela masiku ya khalendara lama ringanaka 30 kusukela siku ra xiviko lexi. Munhu unwana kumbe muyimeri loyi a nga na xivilelo u fanele ku yisa xivilelo xa yena hiku tsala ku nga si hundza masiku ya 30 kusukela siku ra xiviko lexi a heleketa eka Vulawuri bya nhluvukiso na tipulani ta doroba kumbe xiyenge xa tihofisi ta vapulani bya doroba leyi kumekaka eka direse leyi boxiweke laha henhla kumbe hi poso ya regisitara eka Mufambisi wa Masipala, Private Bag x2596, Makhado, 0920. Loyi a nga koteku kutsala a nga ya eka hofisi ya Vulawuri bya nlhuvukiso na tipulani ta doroba leyi leyi kumekaka eka diresi leyi boxiweke laha henhla hinkarhi wa ntirho ku nga si hundza 30 wa masiku kusukela siku ra xiviko lexi.


ZOUTPANSBERGER

13 Desember 2013

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Musina Municipal News

Own service centre for Campbell underway The days of travelling long distances to access municipal and government services will soon be a thing of the past for Ward 6 residents of Musina Municipality. This comes after their wish for the construction of the Thusong Service Centre in Nancefield Ext 7 (commonly known as Campbell) was finally granted. The project started last month and construction is now at an advanced stage. The Musina Munici­ pality, through the Municipal Infrastrure Grant, has committed R2,2 million towards the implementa­ tion of the much-awaited project. The Thusong Service Centre programme of the government was initiated in 1999 as one of the primary vehicles for the implementation of development communication and information and to integrate government services into primarily By Mashudu Netsianda

indigent communities. This was done to address historical, social and economic factors, with limited access to information, services and participation by citizens, as they had to travel long distances to access these services. Musina Mayor Carol Phiri says that the centre will empower the poor and the disadvantaged through access to information, services and re­ sources from government, non-governmental or­ ganisations, parastatals and business. “It will enable them to engage in government programmes for Construction work is at an advanced stage at the site of the R2,2 million Thusong Service Centre the improvement of their lives. The government´s in Musina Nancefield Extension 7. vision for Thusong Service Centres is to provide every South African citizen with access to infor­ Correctional News mation and services within their place of residence, with the purpose of improving the quality of their lives through integrated service delivery.” The prison ministry of the be helpful manuals for offenders documenting the experiences Universal Church of the King­ and will assist us in terms of of the church’s founder, Edir dom of God (UCKG) is do­ challenging offenders’ criminal Macedo. The course was de­ nating more than 1000 copies behaviour.” signed in conjunction with and of spiritual books to various Prisons which have already approved by the Department of to February to allow smooth for customs and immigration correctional centre libraries benefited from book donations Correctional Services and is in movement of people,” she added. clearance. throughout the country. include the Thohoyandou Cor­ line with their policy of restor­ She said the two countries The two ministers said efforts A fortnight ago, the Kutama rectional Centre, the Groot­ ative justice, which believes in agreed to intensify defence and were underway to facilitate a Sinthumule Correctional Cen­ vlei Correctional Centre in the importance of correcting police patrols along the border second phase of documentation tre library in Makhado (Louis Bloemfontein, Free State, the behaviour and helping people to curb illegal migration and exercise for Zimbabweans after Trichardt) received 180 spiritual Rooigrond Correctional Cen­ to take responsibility for their smuggling. the initial one, which benefitted books, including the internation­ tre in Mafikeng, North West, actions. The pilot programme “Our customs departments more than 200 000 people. A al best seller by Bishop Macedo Mdantsane Correctional Centre is being run at Leeuwkop Max­ will enhance searches of vehicles significant population of Zimba­ Nothing to Lose, V-Woman by in the Eastern Cape and the imum Prison, where 25 male using scanners to see that all the bweans is based in South Africa Cristiane Cardoso, Forgiveness Nigel Correctional Centre in inmates have committed them­ vehicles passing through the many of whom are staying there by Bishop Macedo, as well as Gauteng. Donations are still selves to doing this restorative border are legal,” she said. without legal documents. other uplifting and inspirational to be made to other prisons and self-improvement work and The deputy minister of Home “That is an ongoing process. titles. throughout the country, which to learning from their previous Affairs of Zimbabwe, Mr Zi­ We continue to engage and we Accepting the donation, Mr will include the Khosi Mampuru mistakes and poor decision yambi Ziyambi concurred with are discussing that. We want our Ismael Khodobo, assistant di­ II Female Centre in Pretoria. making which resulted in their Pandor. “We discussed that people to regularize their stay rector of programmes, expressed The UCKG prison ministry incarceration. issue and agreed to have regu­ there,” Ziyambi said. his gratitude for the Christian group has created a life-chang­ The course will be offered at lar meetings between the two Pandor could however, not books, saying: “Thank you for ing course based on Nothing correctional centres countrywide countries. We agreed to increase rule out the possibility of a sec­ these spiritual books which will to Lose, the first in a trilogy next year. staff complement on both sides to ond documentation phase: “We allow smooth flow of traffic. This introduced the documentation has to start as early as this week. exercise for Zimbabweans as a We will also engage the customs pilot process. After this we must department over these issues and report the outcome to our gov­ intensify border patrols for secu­ ernment to see if the process ran rity purposes,” he said. well and map the way forward. The Beit Bridge border post is We are committed to ensure that the busiest inland port of entry in Zimbabweans obtain legal travel sub-Saharan Africa handling an documents,” she said. average of about 30 000 travel­ The two countries have also lers and more than 2 500 cars per signed a memorandum of under­ day during peak periods. Queues standing on migration to abolish tend to stretch up to 20km during visa requirements to ease the the period with travellers spend­ movement of people in both ing three to four days waiting countries.

Welcome donation of books to inmates

Measures to help curb border congestion Zimbabwe and South Africa have decided to implement a range of measures to curb congestion and weed out crim­ inal activity at the Beit Bridge border post during the coming festive season. The border is usually a hive of activity during the festive holiday as it will be characterized by long winding queues of traffic as mostly Zimbabweans would be travelling to their country to spend Christmas at home. The measures include setting up clearance centres away from the border. South African Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor told the Zoutpansberger that congestion at the border is of concern to both countries. “Apart from increasing staff deployment to ensure quick processing of documents, we will create centres away from the border post for multi-border transport,” she said. She recently attended the 8th session of the Zimbabwe/South Africa Joint Permanent Commis­ sion on Defence and Security in Bulawayo. “After clearance, the travellers will then be escorted to pass through the border. We will ex­ tend our services from this month

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

CLOSING OF MUNICIPAL OFFICES: 2013 FESTIVE SEASON Members of the public are hereby notified that the Municipal Offices in Makhado (Louis Trichardt), Dzanani, Waterval, Vuwani and Vleyfontein towns as well as the Public Library, Erasmus Street, Makhado ( Louis Trichardt) will close

Catrien Dekker, vanjaar se hoofmeisie van Laerskool Louis Trichardt, het Latyn deur middel van korrespondensie studeer. Sy het die Schola Scripta I-diploma aan die Universiteit van Pretoria se Academia Latina, onder leiding van me. Corrie Schumann, verwerf. Catrien se jaarpunt was 93%.

Raymond Becker is een van die Graad R’s by Intaglio Christensentrum in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) wat volgende jaar die groot skool gaan aandurf.

1. at 12h00 on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 and 2. at 12h00 on Tuesday, 31 December 2013. All emergency and standby services will however continue uninterrupted, as is the case in regard to all public holidays and during weekends. Please note that counter services will be available on the said days, including for the selling of electricity coupons at the usual points of sale, as follows: Time

Date

Points of sale on all listed days

08h00 – 13h00

24 December 2013

Civic Center, Krogh Street

08h00 – 13h00

31 December 2013

Dzanani Regional Office

VOLDAGPOS VIR REKENINGKUNDIGE

Vuwani Regional Office Waterval Regional Office Vleyfontein Regional Office All village points of sale as usual

MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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We wish all our residents a season of peace and happiness and a prosperous 2014. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado 12 & 13 December 2013 Notice No: 174 of 2013 File No: 5/6/5 & 5/6/B

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ZOUTPANSBERGER

22 13 December 2013

BRIEWE / LETTERS

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Gaan rus lekker, maar raak in nuwe jaar meer betrokke, vra Dorpswag

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raag wil ek van die geleentheid gebruik maak om vir die be­stuur van die Soutpansberg Dorpswag, dorpswaglede, inwo­ners, borge, brig. Seopa en personeel van die Cluster, kol. Francois Ramovha en perso­ neel van die Makhado SAPD, ver­ keersafdeling, nooddiens­personeel, plaaswagte en hul lede, Soutpansberg Sakekamer, Cansa Relay For Life en sommer almal, baie dankie sê vir die suksesvolle jaar wat ons gehad het. Baie dankie vir almal se getroue hulp, bystand, ondersteuning en samewerking deur die jaar. Die dorpswagbestuur wil dan ook vra dat daar in 2014 asseblief meer mense moet kom aansluit by die dorpswag, sodat ons meer rybeurte kan insit en meer sigbaar kan wees en om sodoende die las van ons handjievol lede ligter te kan maak. Ons is maar 82 lede uit hoeveel dui­ send mense in die dorp. Waar is die jonger geslag; dit is nie net die ouer geslag se plig nie? Kom, manne, wys julle staal en bring julle kant. Misdaad kyk nie net na die ouer geslag nie. Dink aan die toekoms Brief

en veiligheid van jul geliefdes, vrouens, ouers en kinders en die ouer mense se veiligheid. Onthou dat almal maar opoffe­ rings moet maak en nie net die handjievol van ons nie. Die lewe bestaan nie net uit plesier en speel nie. Dit is vir niemand lekker nie, maar ons sal moet inklim om die hande van die SAPD te versterk en om hul oë en ore te wees om ‘n misdaadvrye omgewing te verkry. Vir dié wat weggaan vir die vakansie, rus lekker, ry veilig en kom veilig terug, sodat ons 2014 met volle sterkte en nuwe krag kan aanpak en dat ons vreugde sal ervaar, weer sal groei en sterk sal word. Mag mense dié Kerstyd weer die Goddelike wonderwerk ervaar en weer vrede hê. ‘n Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n voor­ spoedige Nuwejaar word vir elkeen toegewens. Mag Sy naam verheerlik word dié feesgety.

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Dankie aan almal wat getrou besoek kom aflê by ons dorp se bejaardes

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ydens vanjaar se Kersete van Ons Tuiste Ouetehuis het die bestuur­ der van Ons Tuiste, mev. Kittie de Bruin, die volgende bedankings gerig: Aan Boet le Roux, Quartus du Plessis, Kobus van Dyk, Christelle Leonard, Karin Viljoen, Marie du Toit, Elise Adendorf, Driekie Vorst­ er, Anna Lordan, Ethel, Neville en Edna Meyers, Elegant Fuel, Ben van Baalen, Madikor 16, Ricky’s Super­ market, SPAR LTT, Annemie van der Linden, Petrusa Venter, Franza Blignaut, die Zoutpansber­ger, baie

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dankie vir al die beriggies wat get­ rou geplaas is vir 2013, baie dankie aan al die besighede, individue en boere van die Soutpansberg-ge­ meenskap vir al die skenkings so gereeld ontvang in 2013. Groot dankie aan drs. Stroebel, Malan, Venter, Meyer, Gaigher en Badenhorst vir die mediese bystand aan Ons Tuiste. Sonder julle sou ons nie ons bejaardes kon versorg nie. Baie dankie aan elkeen wat so getrou kom kuier en besoeke aflê by ons bejaardes.

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k wens die woord ‘dankie’ het ‘n groter impak gehad! - Dirk Meissenheimer (voorsit­ Die impak om te besef dat ons ter: Soutpansberg Dorpswag) waarlik oorloop van dankbaarheid. Dat dit nie net woorde is nie, maar woorde met ‘n diep betekenis. Vir elke persoon in die dorp wat vir ons geld gegee het, of klere, linne, komberse, speelgoed, kos,

Laat Lente en Herfsakker se mense wens streek voorspoed toe vir 2014 eereens wil ons net vir die vol­ gende mense dankie sê vir hulle ondersteuning en skenkings. Die mense is Hendrik en Estelle Kemp van Mara, C Jay’s wat elke maand hulle tyd afstaan om ons hare te kap, Sandberg, Lucas Vermeulen en ‘n spesiale dankie vir julle by

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geskenkpakkies of wat ook ander items geskenk het, ons waardeer dit uit die diepte van ons harte. Baie dankie vir u hulp en onder­ steuning in 2013. Mag 2014 vir u en u geliefdes oorloop van seën en voorspoed. - CMR en Bergcare (Makhado / Louis Trichardt)

Brief die Zoutpansberger koerant vir julle ondersteuning. Dit is met waardering dat ons ou aerskool Levubu bedank graag ‘n Geseënde Kersfees en Voor­ mense almal ‘n Geseënde Kersfees die personeel, ouers, borge en spoedige Nuwe Jaar word u almal en ‘n goeie 2014 toewens. - Inwoners van Laat Lente en gemeenskapslede vir al hul bydraes, toegewens. Herfsakker (Makhado / Louis hulp en ondersteuning gedurende - Laerskool Levubu Trichardt) 2013.

Geseënde Kersfees vanuit Levubu

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Daisy kuier kuier steeds by haar sus op die plaas. Haar swaer begin haar stadig maar seker oortuig om ‘n produktiewe lewe te begin lei en sy begin gewoond raak aan die idee van werk. (Maar dit is ‘n storie vir ‘n volgende uitgawe). Die afgelope week is haar lewe omgedolwe met die nuus dat ‘n ikoon weg is.

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oe Jakobus vyfuur Vrydagoggend uitstap om vir Ousus haar koffie te gaan maak, sit Daisy snikkend voor die televisie. Dadelik is Jakobus helder wakker. “Daisy, wat de hel gaat aan?” skel hy van pure skok. “Dis vreeslik, hy’s dood, hy’s dood...” Jakobus word wit om die kiewe. En soos sy gewoonte in ‘n krisis is, is hy dadelik heeltemal kalm. “Wie is dood, Daisy?” vra haar swaer, sy stem ‘n oktaaf of wat laer. “Wat gaan aan?” vra ‘n slaperige Ousus agter hulle, ‘n blaffende worshond kort op haar hakke. “Kyk daar, kyk net daar,” snik Daisy en beduie na die televisie toe. “Dis Madiba ... Hy is dood!” Sy vee haar neus met ‘n lang haal aan die mou van haar pajamas af en snik harder. Die worshond blaf verwoed toe Jakobus die klank van die televisie harder stel. “Shaddap, Popsie!” brom Ousus terwyl sy langs Daisy op die bank kom sit. “Shaddap, Popsie, gaan uit!” snou Jakobus en mik met ‘n groot hand na die skoothond toe. Vir ‘n rukkie sit almal vasgenael voor die televisie terwyl die mediachaos oor hulle spoel. Daisy rol haar in ‘n snuiwende bondel op teen haar suster. Ousus se tentatiewe hand op Daisy se rug help niks vir die snikke nie. “Nee, allawêreld, Jakobus. Al hierdie slegte nuus en ons het nog nie eers koffie gehad nie! Sit vir ons die ketel aan asseblief. En sommer ook van daai vars karringmelkbeskuit wat nog in die oond uitdroog...” Al staan haar blonde hare

windskeef geslaap, neem die onderwyseres in Ousus beheer van die situasie. Jakobus sit ‘n skinkbord op die koffietafel neer. Een beker koffie, ‘n bakkie beskuit en twee glase met baie eish... “Jakoboos! Is jy van jou sinne beroof? Brandewyn en Coke?! Die hoenders het nog nie eers begin kraai nie!” “Rustig, Blommie,” sê Swaerie bedaard. “Vanoggend is dit nie vir kuier nie, dis medisyne. Kyk in watter toestand is jou sussie. Kom, Daisy, drink – dit sal jou beter laat voel.” Vir ‘n lang ruk kyk Daisy en haar familie in stilte na die verslaggewing. Af en toe skakel Jakobus oor na ander nuuskanale terwyl die nuus oor ‘n ontwakende Suid-Afrika spoel. Elke nou en dan staan hy op om nog koffie te maak – Nescafé én polisiekoffie. “Nouja toe,” sê Jakobus toe die son al helder skyn, “my lang pad na vryheid gaan doodloop as ek nie nou gaan kyk wat op die plaas aangaan nie.” Daisy wil-wil haar swaer betig, maar Ousus vryf haar kleinsus se arm met mening. Sy is deeglik bewus daarvan dat Daisy en haar swaer se verskillende politieke sienings soms met passie kan opvlam. “Praat maar met my, Daise,” paai sy. “Hoekom is jy so vreeslik ontsteld?” “Jy onthou mos toe Mamma dood is, Ousus,” begin Daisy. “My eerste vraag aan jou was, wie gaan nou vir ons bid? Nou hierdie is dieselfde. Met Madiba dood, wie gaan die hele blêddie spul bymekaar hou? Aan die een kant is daar die vrottes en korruptes, dan is daar die hatige misdadigers en aan die ander kant die angstige blekes wat nou naels kou vir die Nag van die Lang Messe ... En die hele tyd was dit onse Tata wat ‘n voorbeeld was vir ons – hoe ons bitterheid en wrewel kan oorkom. Of dit nou fênsie stedelinge met aanstellerige maniertjies is, of

robuuste sportmanne, of eenvoudige gogo’s wat vigswesies hier op die plaas grootmaak – hy het ons almal trots gemaak om deel van die Reënboognasie te wees. Hy het ons hoop gegee, hy was ons goeie nuus in ‘n wêreld vol boosheid.” Daisy se lip begin weer bewe... “Ek gaan ‘n bietjie terugklim in die bed, Ousus. Ek was heelnag op om te luister na die tragiese storie.” Ousus maak Daisy wakker vir middagete. “Kom, Daisy, Jakobus het vir jou ‘n spesiale verrassing,” sê sy geheimsinnig. Op die stoep is die tafel feestelik gedek. Daar is tot wynglase en servette met kleurvolle Afrikamotiewe. Swaerie staan by ‘n driebeenpot op die vuur. “Ja toe, Daisy, hoog tyd dat jy onder die velle uitkruip! Wil jy ‘n dop hê of liewers van daai sissiewyn van jou?” vra hy gemoedelik en kom steek vir Daisy ‘n sigaret aan. “Ek het spesiaal vir jou kos gemaak. Tradisionéle kos, in voeling met die hele atmosfeer van die dag. Lyk my nie ons gaan gou wegkom van die hele sirkus nie; dis groot nuus in die ganse wêreld – Obama, die Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey ... Die vlae hang halfmas orals!” Ousus gee vir Jakobus ‘n yskoue kyk en staan dreigend nader. Hy weet dadelik hy is nou op dun ys en verkas druipstert kombuis toe om die ysbak vol te maak. Daar ís toe ‘n feesmaal – lamsbredie met kluitjies, vars gestoomde soetmielies, baba-aartappeltjies, tamatieslaai. Maar vir Daisy is die koesterkos, die reënboog van troos - die stampmielies. Met trane in haar oë kyk sy na Jakobus. “Baie, baie dankie my liewe swaer. Ek waardeer dit vreeslik. Jy ken my so goed, jy het geweet dat ek vandag stampmielies nodig het.” Sy tel haar wynglas op. “God seën Afrika,” sê sy. “En God seën elkeen in hierdie wonderlike familie!”

Die Weg, die Waarheid en die Lewe Matt. 26:57-68 - Die stil Lam

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oe Johannes die Doper vir Jesus sien sê hy: “Daar is die Lam van God wat die sonde van die wêreld wegneem.” Jesus het mens geword met die doel om aan die kruis te sterf so­ dat sondaars met God versoen kan word. Hy het die Vader in elke opsig gehoorsaam. Hy was die Lam wat geslag moes word. “Hy is mishandel maar Hy het geduldig gebly, Hy het nie gekla nie. Soos ‘n Lam wat na die slagplek toe gelei word.” (Jes. 53:7) Jesus, terwyl Hy aan die kruis hang, vra die Vader om diegene wat Hom skade aandoen, te vergewe. Hy was besorg oor Sy ma, Maria, en vra vir Johannes om na haar om te sien. Hy red ook ‘n berouvolle dief aan die kruis. Jesus, die Lam van God, vervul die profesie van Jesaja 53. Die lammers wat in die tempel deur die priesters geoffer is, het heengewys na Jesus se offer aan die kruis. Jesus is egter nie net die Lam van God nie, maar ook die Koning van konings, die Leeu van die stam van Juda. (Openb. 5:5). Eendag sal die engele en die reg­ verdiges saam die lied van Openbar­ ing 5:12-13 sing. Sal jy een van hulle wees wat die lof van God en Jesus Christus sal besing? 079 5168303 Voorkeur word gegee aan kort briewe oor plaaslike aange­leent­­ hede. 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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13 Desember 2013

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A police officer from the Makhado SAPS tried to reason with the angry youths who wielded sticks, iron rods and electrical pipes, but they shouted at him to leave them alone. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Situation in Tshikota still remains volatile

The winds of uncertainty are still hovering over Tshikota, causing residents to live in fear and hesitant to leave their homes unattended while they go to their work places. Two weeks ago, community members went berserk and burnt down a hostel, set a suspect’s lover’s RDP house on fire and went out looking for a man who was thought to have been the leader of a group which terrorised the community. On 27 November, the youths, even minors who could have been no more than eight years old, searched for the suspect in the bushes at the back of the Tshikota cemetery. They were armed with iron rods, sticks, stones and wires. The search proceeded to the dense bushes in the vicinity of Palm Motors, before the angry youths decided to go look for the suspect’s lover at Dzith­ angani. They said that they wanted to discipline her for harbouring a criminal in her RDP house, which had also been set on fire some two days before. However, the youths returned while still carrying weapons at around 12:43. “We will get him; (he) thinks that he can get away,” some youths told a police officer who requested them to stop moving around the location with weapons in their hands. They told the police officer to leave them alone. At around 16:00, news of the main suspect’s ar­ rest spread through the town like wildfire. Residents of Tshikota rushed to the LTT Memorial Hospital in the hope of searching for the suspect in all the wards, so that they could “beat him to death”. LTT Memorial Hospital’s spokesperson, Mr

Kutelani Sigidi, confirmed that a patient had been admitted for treatment and later discharged. “He was brought by SAPS officials,” Sigidi said. “It’s not true that community members searched for the patient in the wards of the hospital.” The police’s provincial spokesperson, Col Ronel Otto, confirmed that a suspect, Given Mpofu (24), had been arrested, along with his two co-accused, Ndulani Menukula (23) and Courage Shoko (23). The three men were part of the group of five men who were nabbed while allegedly attempting to rob two houses at Gogobole village on 27 November. Meanwhile, Cllr Brian du Plooy (Ward 21) said that he and his ward committee were involved in regular meetings to address the problem and grie­vances of the residents regarding illegal im­ migrants. He indicated that the situation became tumultuous on 1 December, when there were “xen­ ophobic attacks” from both sides – Zimbabwean and South African. “The police acted appropriately and helped disperse the crowds of fighting parties,” said Du Plooy. “I also learned that the mayor visited the place (Tshikota) but he couldn’t speak with residents, because he is said to have noticed that they were drunk.” However, Du Plooy pointed out that negotiations continued between the leadership of South African residents in Tshikota and the immigrants to reach a resolution. “The community needs the Zimbabwe­ ans to compile a list of legal and illegal immigrants in Tshikota,” he said. “Meanwhile, I have also learned that the municipality has instructed their attorneys to file a court interdict to remove ille­ gal immigrants who are currently occupying the hostel.” He also indicated that the community should have had a meeting with the DA, COPE, top po­ lice officers and repre­ sentatives of immigrants on Saturday. “But the people didn’t turn up,” he said. This is how the interior of the RDP house, alleged to belong to the suspect’s partner, looked like.

Dié drie seunsleerlinge van die Levubu CVO het gedurende die skool se jaarlikse prysuitdeling trofeë ontvang vir sport. Voor, van links na regs, is Wessel Furstenberg en Reese Coetzee wat die trofee vir junior sport deel. Agter is Rudolph Beetge, met die trofee vir senior sport. Foto verskaf.

Skiet

Skietklub sluit hul jaar op hoë noot af Die Soutpansberg Skietklub het op Saterdag, 30 November, saam met hulle jaarafsluiting ook vir oulaas ‘n groeperingskietkompetisie aangebied. Die medaljewenners van hierdie kompetisie is voor, van links na regs, Simone du Toit (senior/junior kampioen), Bianca Smit, Junior Smit en Wian du Toit (junior kampioen). In die middel is Tiny Rademeyer, Elsa du Toit en Wilhelm Smit. Agter is Johan Wilson, Jadranko Jakovlev, Jannie van Zyl en Theo Goosen (senior kampioen). Na afloop van die kompetisie het die klub se bestuur almal bedank vir hul insette gedurende 2013, asook vir lede wat funksies bygewoon en ondersteun het. Inlas foto: Janine Wilson, wat ook ‘n medalje gewen het. Foto’s verskaf.

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Johan en Leon trap nog sterk Sonskyn of reënweer … dit maak nie saak nie. Die twee Van Dijkhorst-broers is op ‘n missie en het alreeds vyf provin­ siale grense oorgesteek as deel van hulle Suiderkruis-projek. Die Zoutpansberger het Dinsdagaand met hulle gesels pas nadat hulle in Han­ over aangekom het, waar hulle die nag sou oorslaap. Johan van Dijkhorst van Makhado (Louis Trichardt) en sy broer, Leon, is tans besig met ‘n epiese fietsrit van ongeveer 4 200km deur Suid-Afrika in die vorm van ‘n kruis (noord na suid en dan weer van oos na wes). Hulle poog om met hierdie projek geld in te samel vir die beveiliging van plaas­ boere, die bestryding van renosterstropery en ook vir Bybelverspreiding. Johan het Dinsdag tydens ‘n telefoniese onderhoud meer vertel van hulle interes­ sante tog deur die land. Hulle het toe pas ‘n skof van sowat 164km, vanaf Philippolis na Hanover, agter die rug gehad, op pad na

die mees suidelike punt van Afrika. “Bo en behalwe die fisiese uitdaging van hierdie rit, is dit ook baie harde werk. Dis ‘n kop ding; mens moet fisies en geestelik voor­ bereid wees,” het Johan gesê. Al was die telefoonlyn nie van die beste nie, was daar van moegheid geen sprake in sy stem nie. Teen druktyd het die twee broers net-net die 1 200km-merk oorgesteek, met net een pap wiel. “Wat lekker is, is die vragmotors wat mens op die pad teëkom. Van hulle begin ons nou herken, en begin al van ver af toeter te blaas vir mens,” sê Johan. Behalwe vir al die interessante mense wat hulle ontmoet, sê Johan, het hulle ook hope boeregasvryheid teëgekom. Elke Sondag rus Johan en Leon, voordat hulle weer die langpad aandurf. Die afgelope Sondag is hulle in Bloemfontein onthaal deur lede van die Vrystaatse Landbou-un­ ie. Mense het van wyd gekom om die twee broers te ontmoet. “Vir ons ouens wat in die dorp bly is

plaasveiligheid nie so ‘n werklikheid soos vir mense in die platteland nie. Vir hulle is dit ‘n realiteit,” sê Johan. “Die impak van ‘n plaasaanval het soveel gevolge. Dit is nie net die slagoffer wat geraak word nie, maar ook die mense om hom – ‘n feit wat dikwels uit die oog verloor word.” Volgens Leon sal 80% van die fondse wat hulle insamel, gaan na organisasies wat veiligheid op plase bevorder. Die oorblywende fondse sal verdeel word tussen organisasies wat renosterstropery beveg en die Gideons Internasionaal vir Bybelverspreiding. Dinsdag, sê Johan, het hulle al R28 000 ingesamel. Die Van Dijkhorst-broers se tog kan op hul webtuiste (www.suiderkruisprojek. co.za) of Facebook-blad (Southern Cross Project) gevolg word. Op hierdie plat­ forms kan mense boodskappe of donasies vir die broers los. “Ons bedank almal wat tot dusver die projek ondersteun het,” sê Johan.

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