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Beeldmateriaal op die depot se sekuriteitskameras wys hoe een van die gewapende rowers met die 43-jarige mnr. Andrew Goosen stap, kort voordat hy drie keer geskiet is. Wonderbaarlik het Goosen die skote oorleef en is sy toestand Dinsdag beskryf as buite gevaar.

Tonge klap oor diesel-roof Deur Andries van Zyl Die polisie in Limpopo het ‘n spesiale taakspan aangestel om die waaghalsige gewapende roof by ‘n bekende dieseldepot in Louis Trichardt, Alliance Fuel, die afgelope naweek te ondersoek. ‘n Vragmotorbestuurder is tydens die voorval byna noodlottig gewond, met die rowers wat met sowat R5,5 miljoen se diesel weggekom het. Die tonge het die afgelope week behoorlik geklap oor die voorval. Volgens die polisie het

‘n ongemerkte dieseltenkwa, ‘n Mercedes-Benz Actros, Saterdag omstreeks 19:00 by die depot opgedaag onder die voorwendsel dat die bestuurder daarvan wou diesel ingooi. Die depotbestuurder het die hek met sy afstandbeheer oopgemaak, waarna ‘n groep mans skielik uit die vragmotor gespring het. Hulle was gewapen met ‘n pistool en aanvalsgeweer. Die depotbestuurder is oorrompel, van sy selfoon beroof asook R6 000 in kontant. Die rowers het daarna saam met hom die perseel deurgegaan op soek na ander personeellede,

waarna hy in ‘n kamer toegesluit is. Vier ander personeellede is in aparte kamers toegesluit. Almal van hulle is met kabelstroppe vasgebind. Die rowers het die afstandbeheer gebruik om die hek na die depot oop te maak. Die personeellede kon hoor hoe vragmotors in en uit die perseel ry. Hulle het ook drie skote gehoor. Later sou aan die lig kom dat een van die depot se vragmotorbestuurders, mnr. Andrew Goosen (43), drie keer deur die rowers geskiet is. Volgens die polisie het die roof tot ongeveer 04:00 Sondag voortgeduur. Die personeellede

kon daarna daarin slaag om hulself te bevry, en kort daarna het hulle die swaar gewonde Goosen in sy vragmotor gevind. Hulp is dadelik ontbied. Beeldmateriaal van die roof is op die depot se sekuriteitskameras vasgevang. Dit wys hoe verskeie ongemerkte tenkwaens die depot binnekom en hulle tenke vol diesel tap. Die depotbestuurder kon kort voor hy toegesluit is daarin slaag om ‘n gedeeltelike registrasienommer van die Mercedes-Benz Actros te kry. (Vervolg op p.2)



Construction work causes chaos at Eltivillas/N1 crossing By Bernard Chiguvare

Motorists says they are finding it hard to navigate the N1/Main Street intersection due to a lack of road signs on the Comercial Street side

Vhembe struggles to keep head above water as taps continue to run dry By Andries van Zyl Louis Trichardt’s water woes continued this week as taps remained dry, while the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) struggled to fix recurring problems. On Wednesday morning, the VDM released yet another statement indicating that they needed to shut down the Albasini water plant because of yet another pipe burst in the area north of Stubbs Street along the N1. Apparently, this is now the fourth pipe burst there to be fixed over the last two weeks. Social media first lit up with pictures and videos of the massive mainline waterpipe burst opposite Thompson’s Motors and the N1 in Louis Trichardt on 28 April. The pipe burst occurred during excavations for the establishment of service infrastructure for a new residential area north of Stubbs Street in Exten-

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sion 9, a development marred by controversy and secrecy. Some now also question the competence of the contractor doing the excavations. The 28 April pipe burst was repaired, only for the pipe to burst again. After that, another pipe was damaged and another one this week. “We apologise for the inconvenience caused,” reads the VDM’s statement. This is surely no consolation for town residents who have had little to no water for weeks now. The latest pipe burst in Extension 9 was apparently preceded by four leaks on the Albasini pipeline that affected the volume of water being pumped to the Mowkop reservoir over the weekend. The VDM is clearly struggling to cope. Severe water supply problems in the border town of Musina spilled over into public violence on Tuesday evening, with residents barricading the N1 by burning tyres. The police had to be called in to calm the situation as people are growing more and more irate with the VDM for failing to deliver on their mandate to secure a sustainable water supply. Also on Wednesday, the VDM issued a statement that the Tshedza water plant was not operational because of damage to a flow switch. The Makungwi booster station was not operational either as a result of damaged pumps. Regarding the violent protests in Musina, VDM spokesperson Mr Matodzi Ralushai issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon, explaining that the shortage of water was the result of three leakages on the main pipeline that supplies Musina town from boreholes coming from the Limpopo River. “Vhembe District technicians are currently at Musina busy fixing the leakages and water tankers will also be supplying water in the afternoon at the affected areas. Fixing of leakages is expected to be completed in the afternoon today [Wednesday] hence pumping will immediately start to fill up main reservoirs. Supplying of water to residents is also expected to start early tomorrow morning. We apologise for inconvenience caused,” Ralushai said in the statement. As for Louis Trichardt, no indication was given as to when the water supply would be restored.

Several months have gone by since the ongoing reconstruction work at Main Street and the N1/ Eltivillas crossing had started, and the end still does not seem to be in sight. The Eltivillas business community also predicts that serious accidents are about to occur at the N1/Main Street junction because of unclear road markings. During a meeting that was held last month, Cllr Gumani Mukwevho, the portfolio head for technical services at the Makhado Municipality, promised Eltivillas residents and businesspeople that the project would be completed by 30 June 2022. Although construction is continuing, motorists now complain that no clear road signs or direc-

tions have been erected at the N1 junction to guide motorists. The past week, the scene at the intersection reminded one of a vintage comic movie dating from the early 20th century, where motorists drive straight at each other, and no-one seems to fear anything or have any regard for fellow motorists. “It is only a matter of time before we witness a fatal accident here,” said one of the local business owners. The Zoutpansberger sent an enquiry to the municipality to ask why no clear directions can be found at the commercial road and when the construction of the inroads will be completed but, at the time of our going to press, municipal spokesperson Mr Louis Bobodi said he was still attempting to get a response from the relevant authorities.

“Do not give them bail,” say Levubu farmers the scene, leaving behind the Cloete couple’s bakkie and the stolen items inside and on the The Vuwani Magistrate’s Court was once back of it. Magoma and Sambo were arrested again filled to capacity on Wednesday by less than 24 hours after the brutal murder. farmers from the Levubu area. This was Magoma en Sambo’s court appearance during the second court appearance of the took less than 10 minutes. Magistrate Caswell two young men, Mukhethwa Goodman Ntsane postponed the case to 30 June this Magoma (19) and Engetelo Advice Sambo year for profiling of the accused and a formal (19), accused of murdering the elderly Louis bail application. Mr Avhatakali Tshikhudo Cloete (71) and his wife Ina (65) on 20 April. prosecuted, and attorney Zwonaka Zwivhuya The Cloete couple were allegedly confronted Malange from Legal Aid represented the by the two inside their farmhouse on that fate- accused. ful Wednesday afternoon. The two ransacked Outside court, famers waved placards with the farmhouse, taking items, among them messages written on them. Mr Fanie Havinga, firearms, and loading these into the couple’s representing the farmers and the grieving bakkie. Before they left, they set the farmhouse family, said they were there for their voices to on fire. be heard. “We are here as concerned farmers The smoke from the house attracted the to support the family. We are happy as to how attention of a Levubu Farm Watch member, the case is progressing, but we want to tell this who rushed to the scene. Once the fire was court we will not allow a situation where the eventually brough under control, the Cloete accused could be granted bail. The community couple’s bodies were found buries under some does not want to see them, and as farmers we debris, burnt beyond recognition. Both had cannot guarantee their safety. People are angry been tied up. out there,” he said. As the farm-watch member arrived on the The two accused will remain in custody until scene, two suspects were seen fleeing from their next court appearance. By Elmon Tshikhudo

Nog beeldmateriaal wys hoe diesel in een van die ongemerkte tenkwaens gepomp word. In totaal is sowat R5,5 miljoen se diesel gesteel.

Taakspan moet verdagtes vastrek (Vervolg van p.1) Die voorlopige polisieondersoek het egter gevind dat die registrasienommer dié van ‘n Volvo-sedan van Gauteng is. Sover vasgestel kon word, is die gewonde mnr. Goosen blykbaar eers na die Louis Trichardt Gedenkhospitaal geneem. Hy is egter later na die ongevalle eenheid by die Zoutpansberg Privaathospitaal oorgeplaas,

waarna hy opgeneem is in die Netcare Pholoso hospitaal in Polokwane. ‘n Nie-amptelik bron het sy toestand Dinsdag as “buite gevaar” beskryf. Provinsiale polisiekommissaris luitenant-generaal Thembi Hadebe het die taakspan opdrag gegee om so gou as moontlike die skuldiges op te spoor en aan die pen te laat ry. Enige iemand met inligting oor

die rooftog word versoek om met luitenant-kolonel Richard Boshomane te skakel by tel. 079 894 5501. Alternatiewelik kan hulle die polisie se tolvrye nommer skakel by 08600 10111 of die inligting deurgee by hulle naaste polisiestasie. Die bestuur van Alliance Fuel het nie gereageer op versoeke om kommentaar te lewer oor die rooftog nie.



Van Deventer broers se stropery vir eers verby rug. Die Zoutpansberger het ook voorheen berig dat hulle aanvanklike borgaansoek in Mei 2017 Broers Nicolas (56) en Deon van Deventer van die hand gewys op grond daarvan dat hulle (53) se dae van renosterstropery blyk vir moontlik verdere oortredings sal pleeg. Tydens eers iets van die verlede te wees nadat hulle hulle borgaansoek het dit aan die lig gekom dat Woensdag, 4 Mei, effektief tot onderskeidelik Deon skuldig gepleit het op ses aanklagte wat 15 en 10 jaar gevangenisstraf gevonnis is in verband gehou het met die dood van 11 renosters die landdroshof op Giyani. vanaf 14 Desember 2005 tot en met Mei 2006. Die Van Deventers, en medebeskuldigde In een geval het hy twee renosterbulle en een Onward Muchagowa (47), is op 6 Januarie 2017 renosterkoei naby Mbabane in die Kruger Nasigearresteer toe hulle ‘n afgesaagde renosterho­ onale Park doodgemaak en hul horings gestroop. ring in ‘n plastieksak ten tye van ‘n polisiejaagtog Deon is toe gevang en op 29 Mei 2006 op borg op die Vivo-pad by hul bakkie se venster uitgevan R10 000 vrygelaat. In die daaropvolgende gooi het. Hul skuldigbevinding hou verband met drie maande het Deon skuld erken op ‘n verdere klagte rondom hierdie voorval en gepaardgaande drie aanklagte wat verband gehou het met die misdrywe wat tussen Desember 2016 en Januadood van nog ses renosters. rie 2017 op wildreservate buite Polokwane, buite Advokaat Makuvele het met verwysing na die Louis Trichardt en by Witpoort (Lephalale) Van Deventers se vorige veroordelings gevra dat gepleeg is. die broers langs vonnisse opgelê moet word. Die twee broers se skuldigbevinding volg vyf Deon is skuldig bevind op klagte van samejaar ná hulle arrestasie. Muchagowa se saak is swering om ‘n renoster te stroop, die onwettige intussen van die broers se saak geskei en moet jag van ‘n spesiaal beskermde spesie (renosters), nog afgehandel word. die onwettige besit en verkoop van renosterhorTer verswaring van vonnis het die Staat se ings, betreding en die onwettige betreding van advokaat Norman Makuvele mnr. Mario Scholtz ‘n perseel met ‘n vuurwapen waar wilde diere van SANParke geroep. Scholtz het getuig dat aangehou word. Nicolaas is op sy beurt skuldig sindikate agter die onwettige jag en handel van bevind op klagte van sameswering om ‘n renosrenosterhorings sit en dat die twee broers jagters ter te stroop, die onwettige jag van ‘n spesiaal en renosterhoringhandelaars is. Hy het ook beskermde spesie (renosters), die onwettige besit getuig dat die land se renosterbevolking kwyn, en verkoop van renosterhorings, die besit van ‘n omdat hulle vinniger uitgeskiet word vir die onwettige vuurwapen, die besit van onwettige onwettige handel in renosterhorings as wat hulle ammunisie, betreding en die onwettige betredkan reproduseer. ing van ‘n perseel met ‘n vuurwapen waar wilde Advokaat Makuvele het op sy beurt getuig dat diere aangehou word. Beide broers is ook onbevdie twee broers al jare lank opslae maak. Sowat oeg verklaar om ooit ‘n vuurwapen te besit. 10 jaar gelede is hulle in die Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Die Nasionale Vervolgingsgesag (NVG) het Park in KwaZulu-Natal gevang vir die onwetná afloop van die saak die vonnisse verwelkom tige jag van ‘n renoster en daarna weer vir die en gesê hulle hoop dit dien as afskrikmiddel vir onwettige besit van renosterhorings in Bela-Bela ander misdadigers. Die NVG het ook die polisie in Limpopo. Hul verbintenis met die onwettige bedank vir hulle goeie ondersoekwerk. handel in renosterhorings strek egter verder te­ Deur Andries van Zyl

Broers Nicolas (links) en Deon van Deventer (regs) tydens hulle arrestasie in Januarie 2017. Die twee is verlede week onderskeidelik 15 en 10 jaar gevangenisstraf opgelê. Foto’s verskaf.

Musina residents protested about water inconsistency by burning tyres along the N1 in the border town on Tuesday night, 10 May. Photo from Musina Updates and Info Facebook page.

Musina burns over water shortages By Bernard Chiguvare The border town of Musina was ablaze on Tuesday evening as residents burnt tyres and barricaded streets, including the N1 national road, protesting against chronic water shortages. Speaking to the Zoutpansberger over the phone, community leader Binky Sefake said Musina residents living in townships had had no water for the past two days. No water was provided by way of tankers either. “We do not understand how the municipality expects us to live without water. Water is life. Without water, even for an hour, life stops. The most disturbing thing is there is water in town, but nothing at all in [the] townships,” said Sefake. According to Sefake, protestors were burning tyres and singing at several striking points. This included the N1 and along the R572 road to Venetia mine. “We will only stop protesting when we have water in our townships,” said Sefake. Another Musina resident, Sewani Kaunda, told the Zoutpansberger that the water crisis in Musina was man-made. “Musina is going to be on fire because of a man-made water crisis by the Vhembe District Municipality. Remember, they’re just closing our water provision willy-nilly while we are paying for water. Remember, Vhembe is not paying ESKOM [for] electricity for pumping water at the pump station along the Limpopo River; no wonder Musina Municipality is owing ESKOM hundreds of millions [of ] rands,” said Kaunda. Messages of irate township residents circulated on social media, stating that the Vhembe


District Municipality was not treating Musina residents fairly. One message read: “I see Musina residents revolting about inconsistent water supply. Please those who are responsible just be aware and notify water authority to take this seriously.” This is not the first time Musina residents have protested about a lack of water. This newspaper group and Groundup have done several articles about the inconsistent water supply in Musina and surrounding townships. In 2020, this newspaper group reported about Bergview and Matswale residents’ complaints about the lack of water. In 2021, Groundup, under the heading “Musina residents say they have had enough of water outages”, reported that residents had temporarily closed Musina Municipality while protesting about water. In previous reportage, the Vhembe District Municipality promised that water would be distributed by water trucks in affected communities. Communities claim, however, that water was last delivered by truck last month. Vhembe also continuously blames the inconsistent water supply on the vandalism of infrastructure and that some boreholes along the Limpopo River were washed away during floods. Musina residents tried to block the N1 again on Wednesday morning as travel warnings were circulated on rural-safety WhatsApp groups. The N1 remained open, but reports were received that motorists had to avoid the R572 Venetia road. Police had been deployed in the area since Tuesday night. At the time of our going to press, a message circulated that Musina Mayor Godfrey Mawela was expected to address residents later on Wednesday afternoon.



Kommer oor toekoms van Schoemansdal “veldskool” Deur Pétria de Vaal

Dawid Pretorius. Foto verskaf.

Carel Kilian. Foto verskaf.

Die twee raakvatters aan stuur van sake by die Schoemansdal Omgewingsopvoedingsentrum (Schoemansdal OOS), David Pretorius en Carel Kilian, tree albei binne die volgende jaar af. “Wat gaan dan van hierdie spog-opvoedingsentrum word?” is die vraag wat inwoners van die omgewing reeds begin vra. Albei is fasiliteerders en David tree ook op as toesighouer. Menige skolier het al kennis gemaak met hierdie opvoedingsentrum wat spog met ‘n ryk geskiedenis en voortreflike resultate. Skoolgroepe kan kies en keur van ‘n “spyskaart” wat onder meer die volgende insluit: omgewingsopvoeding, leier-identifisering en –ontwikkeling, avontuurbelewing, sosiale kohesie, spanbou en motivering. “Hierdie is ons direkte opdrag van die Hoof van die Limpopo Departement van Onderwys – onder wie ons in totaliteit funksioneer,” sê David. David vervolg dat skole ‘n spesifieke behoefte het en hulle dan kom besoek vir ‘n tydperk van slegs ‘n dag tot en met vier nagte. “Waar ons hooffokus vanaf 1993 veral op omgewingsopvoeding was, het dit geleidelik oor die jare as gevolg van skole se veranderde behoeftes verander. Ons fokus nou hoofsaaklik op avontuur, leierontwikkeling en spanbou,” noem David. Behalwe vir die verwysing in Voortrekkerleier Louis Trichardt se dagboek na die eerste skooltjie (1838) in die omgewing van die hedendaagse vliegveld, weet ons dat die Voortrekkerdorp, Schoemansdal, ook ‘n skool gehad het. Sedert die ontstaan van die dorp Louis Trichardt in 1898, het ‘n aantal skole hulle deure oopgemaak. Die eerste skooltjie op die huidige Schoemansdal OOS se terrein is in 1912 begin en het bekend gestaan as “Happy Rest Plaasskool”. Dit het tot 1952 bestaan, waarna ‘n spesiale skool in 1954 daar begin is. Agt jaar later is hierdie spesiale skool na Nylstsroom verskuif en het dit van toe af bekend gestaan as die Susan Strijdom Spesiale Skool. In 1962 is ‘n “Kinderwetskool” deur die Nasionale Departement van Onderwys op die

Hierdie week, 25 jaar gelede in die

Zoutpansberger Hierdie week, 25 jaar gelede, was beskul­ digings van rassisme aan die orde van die dag. In die hoofberig op die voorblad van 9 Mei 1997 is aandag gegee aan die ANC in Limpopo se beskuldigings dat die ses wit lede van die Inwonersvereniging, as deel van die Groter Louis Trichardt Oorgangsraad, rassiste was. Dit het gevolg nadat die Inwonersvereni­ ging kort vantevore daarop aangedring het dat die dorp se ANC burgemeester, rdl. Patrick Sikhutshi, moes bedank. Die ses raadslede van die Inwonersvereniging het ook uit ‘n raadsvergadering gestap, nadat die ANC besluit het om nie die klagte teen die burgemeester in die openbaar te bespreek nie, maar agter geslote deure. Die ANC het die lede van die Inwonersvereniging daarvan beskuldig dat hulle deel was van ‘n “ver­regse” regse” bedeling wat steeds die ideologie van “wit meerderwaardig­­ heid” nagestreef het. In antwoord het die Inwonersvereniging gesê dit was tipies van die ANC om eerder die rassekaart te speel as om die saak op die tafel te bespreek. Die polisie in Louis Trichardt het daardie week ook na drie wit mans gesoek wat laataand by ‘n kamer by die Hanglip Kafee ingestorm het en vier swart mans ernstig aangerand het terwyl hulle geslaap het. Die mans moes in die hospitaal opge­ neem word. Ooggetuies het vertel hoe die drie aanvallers in ‘n wit Colt­bakkie weggejaag het.

In ander voorbladnuus daardie week is berig van die agt mans wat gearresteer is vir die gewaagde transitorooftog naby Matoks twee weke vantevore. Die agt het in die hof verskyn om ‘n borgaansoek te bring. Hul regsverteenwoordiger het aangevoer die polisie speel vir tyd en dat sy kliënte toe al reeds 12 dae agter tralies was. Die Staat het aangevoer dat die verdagtes se identiteite nog nie almal bevestig kon word nie en dat van die beskuldigdes dalk onder vals name verskyn het. Hulle borgaansoek is toe weer uitgestel.

terrein begin, wat ná 12 jaar na Natal verskuif is. Gedurende 1972-1973 is die pad tussen Louis Trichardt en Vivo gebou. Dit het ook geleentheid gebied om ‘n behoorlike ingang na die skool aan te bring. In November 1974 is ‘n “Kliniekskool” tot stand gebring, maar is in Desember 1975 na Potgietersrus verskuif. Die idee om veldskole te begin het reeds in 1974 posgevat. Die eerste veldskole was te Gravelotte en later te Westfalia. As gevolg van al die reën is dit gedurende 1976 na Schoemansdal verskuif. In 1993 is die naam “Veldskool” na “Omgewingsopvoedingsentrum” verander. Carel vertel dat 1996 ‘n belangrike jaar was aangesien die voorheen-verpligte agt dae verander is na ‘n keuse van tussen een en vyf dae se bywoning. “In die tydperk 1997 tot 2001 was bywoning nie meer verpligtend vir skole nie,” voeg Carel by. Hy noem ook dat ‘n voortdurende stryd

gewoed het om die sentrum onder die korrekte strukture te laat inpas. “Personeel word deur die Departement [Onderwys] aangestel. Daar was in 1994 agt opvoeders. Sedert 1994 is daar geen nuwe aanstelling gemaak nie. Soos personeel die diens verlaat het, is die poste nie weer gevul nie – finansiële redes is telkens aangevoer. Tans is dit net ek en Carel wat die skip stuur. Ek tree in Desember 2022 af en Carel in Mei 2023,” sê ‘n bekommerde David. “Wat die toekoms van Schoemansdal OOS betref, is ons net so in die duister soos enigiemand anders,” voeg hy by. Schoemansdal OOS se slagspreuk is: Ervaringsleer is lewenslange leer / Experience learning is lifelong learning. Sal hierdie uitsonderlike ervaring in die toekoms steeds vir skoliere beskikbaar wees?

Die idee om veldskole te begin het reeds in 1974 posgevat. Die eerste veldskole was te Gravelotte en later te Westfalia. As gevolg van al die reën is dit gedurende 1976 na Schoemansdal verskuif. In 1993 is die naam “Veldskool” na “Omgewingsopvoedingsentrum” verander. Deur die jare het talle skoliere hulle “veldskool” ervaring by Schoemansdal geniet. Foto verskaf.

KNP facilities to receive a makeover gwedzi main building roof, which had been removed due South African National Parks to termites; (SANParks) announced on * Phalaborwa Wildlife ActivMonday the start of a R370 ity Hub (Phase I); million upgrading and re* Shangoni (Phase I), which furbishment infrastructure includes a picnic spot, camping programme in the Kruger site and Shangoni reception National Park (KNP) over the facility; next three years. * Punda Maria tent upFunds for the upgrade grades; include payments from insurers * Upgrade of five entrance and contributions from the Na- gates at Pafuri, Punda Maria, tional Department of Tourism Orpen, Phabeni and Numbi; but are predominantly from * Renovation/upgrade of an infrastructure-developmore than 110 tourism accomment-programme allocation to modation units at camps across SANParks from the Departthe park; ment of Forestry, Fisheries and * Upgrading of Sweni trails Environment. camp; “The first phase of the * Repair and upgrading of programme will provide imviewing deck at Skukuza camp portant impetus to upgrading impacted by termites; and infrastructure and improving visitor experience. The decline in tourist revenues under Covid-19 has impacted our revenue, but the need to maintain and upgrade our infrastructure is ever present. The infrastructure programme will also help provide much needed employment in the area,” said Gareth Coleman, managing executive of the KNP, in a press release. “We are currently finalising contracts and works packages with successful contractors for civil and building works and this should be completed by the end of May 2022. Contractors will move onsite during May and June 2022, and we will start seeing the results of these investments in the second half of 2022,” he added. The tourism facilities prioritised for launching in 2022 include: * Rebuilding of the burnt Letaba shop and fencing; * Rebuilding of the Lower Sabie petrol station also destroyed by fire; * Construction of the ShinTourism

* Repair and upgrading of restaurant viewing deck and handrails at Olifants Camp, impacted by termites. According to SANParks, funds have also been allocated to the upgrading of selected staff accommodation, the resurfacing of identified tar roads, and the re-graveling of selected gravel roads. “We will do our utmost to minimise the impact on visitor experience and request patience and understanding from our clients during the refurbishment period for any inconvenience caused. We would also like to urge visitors to take note of additional signage placed in the affected locations and note the advice from our staff members,” said Coleman.



Hy mag jonk wees, maar beslis nie onervare nie laer- en hoërskoolloopbaan in onderskeidelik Rustenburg en aan Hoërskool Monument in Christoff Venter, nuut-aangestelde direkteur Krugersdorp voltooi. Hy was ‘n kranige rugen vennoot by Coxwell, Steyn, Vise en Naudé byspeler op skool en was in 2012 deel van ‘n (CSVN) in Louis Trichardt, glo dat hy met Suid-Afrikaanse o.17 Sewes-rugbyspan (SA tyd die welbekende André Naudé se skoene under 17 Training Group) wat gekies is om by hierdie bekende prokureursfirma sal kan afrigting te ontvang vir deelname aan die Ausvolstaan. traliese Youth Olympics in Sydney. “Weens ‘n Die Zoutpansberger het verlede week berig dat besering tydens ‘n Sewes-toernooi wat ek vooraf Christoff by André oorgeneem het, met sy pligte vir Hoërskool Monument (Monnas) gespeel het, wat op 3 Mei ‘n aanvang geneem het. Op ‘n vraag kon ek toe ongelukkig nie saam na Sydney toer hoe dit gebeur het dat hy by CSVN aangesluit nie,” sê hy. Op skool het Christoff ook die Leeus het, vertel Christoff dat hy deur iemand na Anop provinsiale vlak verteenwoordig. dré Naudé verwys is. André het hom in FebruaVir diegene wat gedink het dat Christoff nog rie vanjaar gekontak en die res is geskiedenis. jonk en onervare is, wag daar ‘n verrassing. In sy Christoff is in Rustenburg gebore en het sy kort loopbaan, het hy al meer as 600 hofverskynings gemaak. “Hofwerk is my gunsteling,” sê Christoff. “Ek sien die feit dat ek op so ‘n jong ouderdom direkteur is as ‘n voorreg en as ‘n geleentheid om nog vir baie jare die mense van Louis Trichardt en omringende areas behulpsaam te wees,” sê Christoff beskeie. “Ek sien ook uit daarna om elke dag meer van my seniors en hulle kennis en ervaring te leer.” Vir Christoff was studies in die Regte ‘n gegewe, iets wat hy nog altyd wou doen. “Dit is vir my ‘n groot eer as mense my met hulle sake en regsprobleme toevertrou. Dit is ‘n voorreg om te kan help,” sê hy. Hy het sy LLB graad in 2018 aan die Noordwes Universiteit (Potchefstroom) behaal. “In hierdie tyd moes ek egter my liefde vir rugby ietwat opsy skuif, aangesien ek gefokus was op my studies. My leerklerkskap het ek by Thomas Grobler Prokureurs in Polokwane gedoen, waar ek toe ook aangebly het as prokureur. Ek het met alle tipes hofwerk te doene gehad, selfs inheemse reg – iets wat ek baie interessant vind,” vertel Christoff. Hy is van voorneme om ook so gou doenlik sy notariële eksamen af te lê. In sy vrye tyd geniet Christoff die buitelewe Prokureur Christoff Venter glo hy sal met tyd saam met sy vriendin (ook ‘n prokureur – tans sy voorganger, André Naudé, se skoene as van Polokwane). Hy het ook ‘n passie vir jag – vennoot en direkteur by Coxwell, Steyn, Vise daarvoor is hy beslis nou in die regte omgewing! en Naudé kan volstaan. Foto verskaf. Deur Pétria de Vaal


‘n Mooi bedrag van R6 000 is gedurende die maand van April ingesamel vir Bergcare deur Lizet Joubert Eiendomme met hulle maandelikse vetkoekverkope. ‘n Ongelooflike 551 vetkoeke is tydens die laaste verkoping verkoop. Wat dit betref het Lizet Joubert van Lizet Joubert Eiendomme haar dank uitgespreek teenoor Action Ford, Werda Motors (NTT) en die Zoutpansberg Privaathospitaal vir hulle wonderlike ondersteuning, asook elke ander persoon wat ‘n bestelling geplaas het. Afgeneem tydens die oorhandiging van die geld is (van links na regs) ds. Jan Pretorius (voorsitter van die Bergcare direksie), Lizet en Bergcare maatskaplike werker Eldine Peli. Foto verskaf.

Tehuis vra weer vir hulp met finansies Liefdadigheid Die bestuur van Ons Tuiste Ouetehuis in Louis Trichardt het weereens ‘n beroep gedoen op inwoners om nouer betrokke te raak by die tehuis en te help om van die bejaardes se maandelikse losies te help betaal. Soos baie ander instansies het die Covid-19 pandemie ook die dag-tot-dag bestuur van die huis uiters nadelig geraak. “Ons het die afgelope paar jaar die losies jaarliks met die minimum verhoog om ons inwoners te akkommodeer, so ook gedurende die pandemie,” het die tehuis se bestuurder,

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me. Kittie de Bruin, gesê. Sy het egter bygevoeg dat hierdie minimum jaarlikse verhoging net nie meer volhoubaar is nie. Terwyl losies met die minimum gestyg het, het minimumlone, hulle munisipale dienste, voedselware, wasmiddels, ensovoort eksponensieel die hoogte ingeskiet. Dan moet instandhoudingskoste, iets wat mens op ‘n ou gebou nie agterweë kan laat nie, nog bygereken word. “Ek neem graag die vrymoe­ digheid om die gemeen­skap van Louis Trichardt en omliggende boere te nader om ons bejaardes wat nie finansieel sterk genoeg is nie, te help om hulle losies te betaal,” het

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KERKE/CHURCHES • 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) Sondae: Afrikaanse diens om 08:30 insluitend Peuter-, Kinder- en Tienerbedieninge. Sundays: English service at 10:30 including Toddler-, Children- and Teen Ministries, phone Pastor Chris Mattheus Tel (082 696 2619). • AGS Charisma (LTT) Munnikstraat 70, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Pastor Willem Klopper (082 339 9931). • AGS El-Shaddai (Musina) Watsonlaan 17, Sondag 10:00 en 18:00, Past. Boetie Visser, Tel: 015 534 3361 / 084 456 6959 • AGS Levubu Enkeldoring E21, Sondag 09:00, Past Bennie en Annemarie Malan, Tel 084 277 2081 of 074 625 9942. • 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) 1st Sunday of the month combined morning service (English/Afrikaans) 10:00. Rest of the month English morning service 08:30. Afrikaans morning service 10:00. Evening services combined 18:00. Prayer meeting/Bible study Wednesday 18:00. Ds. Johan Marais 015 516 2714. • 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 (Catholic Church Musina, Tel: 015 534 2085) • Chapel of Grace Church Sunday 09:00 - 11:00 at Forestry 165 in Louis Trichardt (temporary)/ Siloam/Nzhelele Past Oke Tel 083 461 6455. • Corpus Christi Christian Church Corner Tarentaal and Tuva Street (Makhado Park, Extension 8), Sunday service 09:30, School of Ministry at 13:30 on Sundays. Pastor Peter Thovhakale Tel 082 691 9943. • St Peters Church (LTT) 33 Breda Street, Sunday 09:00, Tel: 083 377 0984 (Iain Purdon), 084 404 0050 (Soekie Bierman) • 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 • Evangelies-Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) LTT Lodge-saal (Hlangananistraat), Sondagoggend erediens 08:00, kontak ds. Herbie Lyon Tel: 082 906 0288 • Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) H/v Anderson & Songozwistraat, Sondag 09:00 en 10:45, leraar ds. Innes Nagel, Tel. 082 701 5602 • Gereformeerde Kerk (Musina) Wilsonlaan 1, Sondag 09:30, Ds. Hannes Lee, Tel 081 043 0910 of 015 534 2253. • Hervormde Gemeente Louis Trichardt (Musina & Alldays) H/v Stubbs & Forestryweg, Louis Trichardt, Sondag 08:30, Alldays (09:30 elke tweede Sondag). Kontak dr. B.J. van Wyk by tel. 082 629 9851 vir meer inligting. • Hervormde Gemeente Zoutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Elke tweede Sondag om 08:30, Dr. B.J. van Wyk, Tel: 082 828 5711 • Hervormde Kerk Zoutpansberg: Geloofsbond van Hervormde Gemeentes (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Sondag 10:15, Ds. Ronel Eckard, Tel 072 122 7956 • Hervormde Kerk (Geloofsbond 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. • Lede in Christus Kerk (LTT) Joubertstraat 29, Sondag oggenddiens 09:30, evangeliediens om 18:00. Past. T. Gilfillan, Tel 082 465 8774 • Lewende Woord Louis Trichardt Sondag erediens 10:00 te 49 Rissikstraat. Senior past. Andrew Bezuidenhout (071 078 1631) en past. Jan Wilkins (071 161 9254). • Levubu Christelike Gemeente (Hatfield) Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Craig Whitcomb, Tel 015 583 0134 of 084 400 8937 • Lewende Hoop Bedieninge (Louis Trichardt) Plaasgemeente, Sondagdiens 09:30, skakel Susan (076 812 4013) vir meer inligting. • Methodist Church (LTT) 79 Munnik Street, Sunday 09:00 (English service) 10:00 (Multilingual service), Past. Alan Molyneux, Tel. 082 428 7980. • NG Kerk (Levubu) Perseel 316, Sondag 08:30, Ds. Petrus Kriel Tel: 015 583 002 / 082 898 2081 • NG Kerk (LTT) Erasmusstraat 23, Sondae: 09:00 oggenddiens & kinder- en kleuterkerk; 10:15 kategese; 08:30 Braambos; 10:30 Soekmekaar; 11:00 Waterpoort en Bandelierkop(1x pm); en 14:00 Kutama Sinthumule Gevangenis; ds. Jan Pretorius (079 881 9673), ds. Corné Burger (073 759 0451), Kerkkantoor 015 516 3902. • NG Kerk Soutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubbs & Andersonstraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. Etienne van Staden (083 274 3227), Kerkkantoor 079 116 1700. • NG Kerk (Musina) Ds. Henricostraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. André van Rooyen, Tel: 082 468 7640 / E-pos: ngkmsa@lantic.net of alvanrooyen@gmail.com • 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 09:00 tot 10:00 en aanddiens 17:00 tot 18:00, Priester JJ Janse van Rensburg, Tel. 072 544 7505. • Reformed Church Songozwi Corner of Songozwi and Anderson Street, Louis Trichardt, Sunday 11:00, Rev Paul Mushayabasa (076 860 0669) • PPK Bet-El Gemeente (LTT) Rissikstraat 50. Sondag: 09:00 Hoofdiens & Kinderkerk, 17:00 Connect Groups. Vrydae 19:00 Jeug. Past Anthony Hees 084 418 3803. • 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 • 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 • Veritas Gemeenskapskerk (LTT) Groblerstraat 80, Sondae 09:00, dr. Philip Venter, Tel. 083 444 7672

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13 Mei Vrydag

Skaapkop-ete Die Gereformeerde Kerk Louis Trichardt bied op 13 Mei hulle gewilde Skaapkopgilde se jaarlikse ete aan teen R120 per kop. Dit vind plaas by die Fransie Vermaak Saal om 18:00. Vir dié wat nie kans sien vir ‘n skaapkop nie is heerlike skaapkerrie beskikbaar teen R60 per persoon. Om ‘n kaartjie te bespreek, kan Cobus van der Goot geskakel word by 082 440 1829, of Sias Kotzé by 083 501 1898, of Nanette Malan by 0843044764. Die aantal kaartjies is beperk en inwoners sal moet gou speel om teleurstelling te voorkom.

14 May Saturday

Paralympic medallist share training tips The Vhembe District will on Saturday host Louzanne Coetzee, one of the country’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic silver and bronze medallists, courtesy of the IsAbility Sports Club Limpopo. The purpose of Louzanne’s visit is to enhance awareness of the opportunities for visually impaired athletes, as well as able-bodied athletes who can train to become guide runners. She will also give some basic training to local guide runners and visually impaired athletes, and she will also share a message of inspiration to motivate local communities. As part of Louzanne’s programme, she will visit Laerskool Louis Trichardt on Saturday, 14 May, from 09:00 to 12:00. If anyone is interested in attending the SatBergcare is ‘n nie-winsgewende organisasie wat as sambreel organisasie optree tussen die SAVF, CMR en Kerke in die gemeenskap om behoeftige bejaardes en gesinne te help. Bergcare dien as ‘n eenstop diens om skenkings af te laai en deernispakke te versprei deur vrywilligers. Kontak gerus Mariana Luus om betrokke te raak by 079 679 8790


urday (14 May) event, they can contact Sheryl James on 083 415 7056 or Sandy James at 084 506 3333, or email them at is.ability.limpopo@ gmail.com.

14 May Saturday

SPCA Golf Day Local golfers can look forward to an abundance of tournaments, with the SPCA Louis Trichardt hosting their annual golf day on Saturday, 14 May, at the Soutpansberg Golf Club. The format of the day’s play is a four-ball alliance scramble drive and the entry fee is R2 500 per four players and includes lunch, dinner, green fee and golfer’s gift. T-box sponsorships start from R1 000. For more information and entry, phone Alicia at tel. 084 900 5332, Lesley at 071 545 5194 or Antjie at 083 563 1010.

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Thompson’s Motors in Louis Trichardt will play host to three fun runs in aid of charity over the next couple of weeks. The fun runs will take place on 21 May, 25 June and 30 July. Registration will take place from 07:30, with the races starting at 08:00. Entrance for the 5km costs R20 and R10 for the 2,5km. All finishers will received a boerie roll and random prizes will be given. For more information or to enter, phone 015 516 1338 or WhatsApp 082 560 7880.



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28 Mei




Bekende Suid-Afrikaanse sanger Joe Black Die Schyffontein Praktiese Pistoolskietklub van sal op 27 Mei by die Lalapanzi Hotel buite Louis Trichardt bied eerskomende Saterdag, 14 Louis Trichardt optree as deel van sy Traveler Mei, ‘n klubskiet aan vir die streek se skuts. toer. Sy optrede begin om 18:00 en kaartjies Lede sowel as nie-lede is welkom om die dag kos R130 per volwassene, R100 vir tieners te kom skiet en daar sal in vyf afdelings geskiet en R50 vir kinders. VIP pods is beskikbaar word, waarvoor sowat 80 rondtes nodig sal wees. teen R2 000. Vir meer inligting en kaartjies, Daar kan vooraf by Practiscore (https://practiskakel Xanthe by tel. 082 562 0914. score.com/schyffontein-clubshoot-14-may-2022/ register) ingeskryf word. Inskrywing kos R130, met registrasie wat vanaf 08:00 tot 08:30 plaasvind. Braaigeriewe en ‘n veilige speelplek vir kinders met ‘n klimraam sal beskikbaar wees, Saterdag asook genoeg skadu vir ‘n piekniek. Vir meer inligting, skakel klubvoorsitter Corné Smith by tel. 083 414 3821 of Richardt Bouwer by tel. 074 573 8833. Tshipise Forever Resort sal op Saterdag, 28 Mei, vanjaar weer gasheer speel vir een van die provinsie se grootste sportgebeurtenisse, Laerskool Messina se jaarlikse Bulletjie-rugbynaweek. As deel van die rugbynaweek sal bekende Saterdag Suid-Afrikaanse sanger Jakkie Louw die aand vanaf 19:00 optree in die ou hotel vierkant. Kaartjies kos R150 per volwassene, R100 per Lekker skolerugby is op die spyskaart by Hoër- hoërskoolleerling en is gratis vir laerskoolleerlinge, mits hulle bespreek het. Neem kennis dat skool Louis Trichardt eerskomende Saterdag, bepalings en voorwaardes geld. ‘n Kontantkroeg 14 Mei, wanneer die skool teen Curro Heusal beskikbaar wees. welkruin te staan sal kom. Vir meer inligting en kaartjies, skakel LaerAl die wedstryde sal op Triegies se A-veld skool Messina by tel 015 534 2144.


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WEEKLY DAM LEVELS According to latest available WEEKLIKSE information from the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry as on Monday, 9 May. DAMVLAKKE


gespeel word. Die o.14-wedstryd skop om 08:00 af, waarna die o.15’s om 09:00 op die veld sal draf. Om 10:00 kom die o.16’s teen mekaar te staan, met die wedstryd tussen die twee skole se eerstes wat om 11:15 begin. Toegang beloop R10 per persoon, maar ‘n gratis vir leerlinge met skoolkere aan.

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4x4 Eco Family Challenge The Louis Trichardt 4x4 Club invites the region’s 4x4 enthusiasts to their next 4x4 Eco Family Challenge in the Sand River (Mopane area) on Saturday, 28 May. Entry costs R300 per vehicle, with the drivers’ meeting taking place at 09:00. The events hosted the day include blindfold reverse, axle twister, sand surfing, time trials and slingshot shooting. These events will test drivers’ physical, mental and driving ability, to name but a few. Spectators can join in the fun at R100 per vehicle entry fee. The day promises fun for the whole family. Those wishing to camp the day before can do so at R50 per person per night (free for primary school pupils and younger). Lots of prizes can be won. Businesses wishing to sponsor an event also welcome to do so. For more information, phone CW Burger at Tel 082 378 3151.

28 May Saturday

Polokwane Gin Festival Learn about and try all things regarding gin at the Polokwane Gin Festival taking place at Meropa Casino, the heartbeat of Limpopo, on Saturday, 28 May. Guests can expect a wide variety of local and international gin products, live music and a selection of food trucks. Tickets are limited, so gather your friends and buy your tickets via Howler.co.za before they are sold out. Your ticket secures your admission but also includes a complimentary gin glass and a gin cocktail on arrival. Gates open at 11:00. Tickets cost R190 and no under 18s are allowed. Make sure to bring along your picnic blanket and camp chairs and enjoy Meropa’s scenery while sipping on some gin!

3 June Friday

Outdoor Movie Night The SPCA Louis Trichardt has invited one an all to come and enjoy their outdoor movie night with them on Friday, 3 June. The 2022 film DOG with Channing Tatum in the lead will be on show in the Makhado Crossing Mall parking lot, starting at 18:30 for 19:00. Tickets cost R80 for adults and R50 for scholars. Entry for children under 7 is free. Tickets are available at the SPCA or phone Alicia at Tel 084 900 5332 for more information. Stalls can also be booked at R100 each.


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Die NG Kerk Soutpansberg is druk besig met reëlings vir hulle gewilde Boerebasaar wat vanjaar op Saterdag, 4 Junie, sal plaasvind. Smaaklike gebak, vars groente, vleis, en vele ander geurige geregte en snuisterye sal teen sakpaspryse beskikbaar wees. “Gesien in die lig van huidige hoë kospryse is ‘n besoek aan die basaar beslis die moeite werd. Kom maak jou vries- en koskas vol!” nooi die gemeente. Almal kan gesellig vanaf 08:00 tot laat saamkuier. Die manne gaan braai en die vroue kan heerlik in die teetuin kuier.

11 June Saturday

IsAbility Golf Day The IsAbility Sport Club from Louis Trichardt will be hosting their popular annual golf day on Saturday, 11 June, at the Soutpansberg Golf Club. The format of the day’s play is a four-ball alliance, two scores to count scramble drive. The entry fee is R2 400 per four players and includes lunch, dinner, green fee and golfer’s gift. This year’s golf day will act as fundraiser for “Fit-Tofly” assistive devices for children with mobility impairments, “Footprints” inclusive education for children with disabilities, Para-sport development in Limpopo and Jumping Kids. “Book early to avoid disappointment,” said the club. For more information and entries, phone Sandy James at tel. 084 506 3333 or 015 516 9856.

11 June

Junie, gehou word by die Louis Trichardt Rolbalklub op die hoek van Anderson- en Bredastraat. Die vergadering sal om 18:00 begin. Vir meer inligting, skakel vir Leanda le Cornu by tel. 082 895 8576.

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gehele wenners wat op grond van hul Indivisuele Stableford-punte bepaal sal word. Deelname aan die toernooi beloop R1 500 per speler. Dit sluit in ‘n daaglikse prysuitdeling en aandete. Soos gewoonlik sal die veiling wat die toernooi voorafgaan vanjaar op 6 Julie in die klub se saal plaasvind. Vir meer inligting en inskrywings, skakel die klubkantoor by tel. 015 516 0991 of Marius Mostert by 083 628 0485.

NG SPB 4x4-naweek Die NG Kerk Soutpansberg bied die naweek van 16 tot 19 Junie ‘n unieke 4x4-ekspedisie aan wat sal strek oor die ou Koper-roete in die westelike Soutpansberg oor privaat grond. Die koste beloop R6 000 per viertrek-voertuig vir twee volwassenes en twee laerskoolkinders. Alle etes is ingesluit, maar eie eetgerei en kamptoerusting moet saamgebring word. Diegene wat wil inskryf sal egter moet gou speel aangesien slegs ‘n beperkte hoeveelheid voertuie toegelaat sal word. Vir meer inligting, skakel Riana by tel. 084 400 9941 of ds. Etienne van Staden by tel. 083 274 3227.

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Dorpswag straatkafee Lede van die publiek word uitgenooi om op 2 Julie die Soutpansberg Dorpswag se gewilde straatkafee te ondersteun. Soos gewoonlik vind die straatkafee plaas in die parkeerterrein van die dorpswag se kantoor by Soutpansberg Spar. Van die lekkernye waarna uitgesien kan word, sluit in stokworsies, pannekoek en worsbroodjies. Die kafee dien as fondsinsameling vir die dorpswag. Hulle benodig egter hulp met bestanddele. Vir ‘n lys van bestanddele, kontak Andel by tel. 083 442 0435.

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Kremetart Cycle Race On 11 June this year the Soutpansberg will once again play host to the very popular Kremetart Cycle Race this year. The event will be presented for the 30th time. Over a distance of 175km, this stage race is the only one in South Africa that cultivates endurance and experience for other important cycling events in South Africa and abroad. The shorter 70km and 35km races will form part of the programme once again and are aimed at the junior and high school development teams. For more information or how to get involved as a sponsor for this year’s 30th Kremetart Cycle Race, phone Stanley Thompson at Tel 082 493 3897.

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International Family Day puts focus on parenting Social Services On 15 May, the world will celebrate International Family Day, focusing on parenting through the family life stages. “When we think of the word ‘family’ our mind tends to leap to the idealised version of a husband, wife and the average two and a half children. However, the concept of families has changed drastically over the past several years,

and with that comes new challenges,” said Ms Friede Meissenheimer, senior social worker at the SAVF in Louis Trichardt. Friede explained that the family life cycle begins with marriage and ends with the death of both partners. “That being said, family never really ends, as each family continues with new generations and new marriages,” said Friede. The family life cycle, as described by the family life specialist Roberta C Frasier, is set out as family founding; childbearing; child rearing; child launching and empty nest. “Each of these phases is distinct and comes with its own challenges,” said Friede. She explained what challenges to expect in each phase and how SAVF social workers are able to assist families with these challenges. SAVF social workers render services aimed at preserving and strengthening families to produce well-adjusted adults that can continue a healthy family-life cycle. Family founding refers to the establishment of a mutual home and learning homemaking skills. This does not necessarily refer to marriage as many couples choose not to get married, but still fulfil the functions of a family. Part of the tasks at this level is learning to become emotionally independent from one’s parents, and becoming emotionally dependent on the life partner. “This also includes learning effective communication and conflict resolution. This is therefore often the phase in which new families struggle the most. SAVF social workers can assist with relationship counselling to support and strengthen new families,” said Friede.

During childbearing, partners learn about pregnancy, childbirth, and children. Parents need to develop a child-rearing philosophy that they both agree on. They must accept the responsibility of parenthood and understand the role of grandparents. “One of the issues families can experience in this phase is, sadly, infertility, which includes struggling to become pregnant as well as pregnancy loss. In this regard, social workers can assist with counselling to deal with the emotions regarding these sensitive issues. Social workers can also assist with adoptions, where relevant. Through parental guidance, social workers can assist partners with developing a child-rearing philosophy they can both agree on,” said Friede. During the child-rearing phase, partners continue to learn about children and become alert to the needs of children at different life stages. Some of the struggles in this phase might include the inability to comprehend the needs of children at their different life stages. “Families might also struggle with adequate financial planning and the identification of housing needs. Here, social workers can assist with support services such as financial planning, and/or parental guidance to comprehend the needs of children. During this phase, relationship challenges can also be an issue; balancing work and raising of children can lead to couples’ not connecting with each other. Here, social workers will be able to assist with relationship and family counselling to strengthen the functioning of families,” said Friede. As for child launching, this phase consists

“The concept of families has changed drastically over the past several years, and with that comes new challenges”

Ms Friede Meissenheimer, senior social worker for the SAVF in Louis Trichardt.

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of teaching children about love and marriage, teaching them about new opportunities for career choices and giving emotional support as children leave the home to work or study. In short, this phase is about releasing young adults into the world to live their own lives. “One of the challenges experienced in this area can be that both parents and children are too dependent on each other and not ready to let go. Social workers can assist with counselling the parents and children to ensure they are prepared for the next move,” said Friede. Last is the empty-nest phase. Partners need to adjust to life as an independent couple once again - being on their own after years of being parents. They need to prepare for and adjust to retirement, and possibly prepare for living alone. In addition, they need to learn new methods of child rearing to improve skills as grandparents. “In this phase, partners often struggle to adjust to living with each other as they have become so accustomed to parenting that their relationship could have taken a backseat. Social workers can assist with supportive services such as counselling to support couples and individuals to adjust to the sense of loss that often goes with this phase - the loss of employment through retirement, the loss of the children when they leave the house to continue with their own lives, and the loss of life partners,” said Friede. In addition to the services mentioned above, SAVF social workers can also assist with other issues affecting families, such as substance abuse, uncontrollable children or material needs. Should you experience any challenges related to your family or individually, please do not hesitate to contact your closest SAVF office for support. The Louis Trichardt office can be contacted at Tel 015 516 3841 or 071 628 7949.

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Collins Chabane’s former CFO also in dock about VBS looting By Anton van Zyl The arrest of the former chief financial officer (CFO) of the Collins Chabane Municipality last week must have sent shivers down the spines of many of those involved in the looting of the VBS Mutual Bank. The 56-year-old Eadie Makamu appeared in the Specialised Crimes Court in Palm Ridge, Gauteng, on Friday (6th). He was released on R2 000 bail, and the case was postponed to Monday, 9 May. On Monday, he was scheduled to appear alongside the former municipal manager of Collins Chabane Municipality, Charlotte Ngobeni. Ngobeni was arrested in March last year on charges of corruption and contravention of the Municipal Financial Management Act (MFMA). She originally appeared alongside seven co-accused in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in connection with the looting of VBS Mutual Bank. Her co-accused included ANC Limpopo leader Danny Msiza, ANC-linked “businessman” Kabelo Matsepe and the former COO of the mutual bank, Robert Madzonga. Ngobeni signed off on a R120 million invest-

ment with VBS on 21 October 2017. The State alleges that, in return, Ngobeni had received kickbacks from people accused of being part of a racketeering enterprise, whose aim had been to swindle VBS Mutual Bank. A forensic report commissioned by the province’s treasury department and released in March 2019 showed up numerous irregularities in the way the officials, as well as the political office bearers, had handled the VBS investment. Regulations were flouted and people who were appointed to perform an oversight role conveniently looked the other way. The mayor at the time, Joyce Bila, denied that she had given consent for the R120 million investment. She said that the responsibility had been delegated to the MM and the chief financial officer (CFO) and she had trusted them to do their jobs. Bila was sacked as mayor in December 2018. She is currently an ordinary councillor at Collins Chabane Municipality. The CFO at the time when the investment was made, was Eadie Makamu. He admitted that no background checks were done after the proposal that the money be invested at VBS was made. He also did not ensure that the necessary credit

checks were done. He seemingly also did not know that investing in a mutual bank was illegal. An interesting fact that came out in the reports is that the MM had signed off on the investment while she was in hospital. Makamu could not explain how this was done. Ngobeni stated that the proposal to invest with VBS had been made by the municipality’s former CFO, Mr M Maite, along with Makamu. At that stage, Maite had been seconded to the municipality to assist the new CFO. On 18 September 2017, Makamu forwarded a recommendation to Ngobeni in which approval was sought for two short-term investments, one being at VBS. She approved the proposal a day later. Another interesting aspect that came out of the reports is that VBS had already thanked the municipality for the investment on 15 September 2017, four days before the recommendation was approved. The municipality had invested R120 million with VBS at an interest rate of 8,1%. When the term matured on 23 January 2018, the municipality tried to get the funds back, but to no avail. At that stage, the bank was already cashstrapped, and all that Ngobeni and the other officials received were empty promises. Makamu left Collins Chabane Municipality, but whether he had resigned or been forced to leave could not be established. He was provisionally suspended in October 2018, along with Charlotte Ngobeni. Ngobeni later received a

Thank you for your knitting support The SPCA Louis Trichardt team, writes:


Laerskool Louis Trichardt het onlangs hulle skolierpatrollie kapteine aangewys. Chrizette Odendaal (links) en Thato Legodi (regs) is gekies om soggens en ná skool die Graad 6-skolierpatrollielede uit te help en enige probleme te hanteer of dan te rapporteer aan die skolierpatrollie organiseerder, mnr. Stoffel du Toit. Foto verskaf.

e wish to thank everyone who participated in our recent Square Knitting Competition. The competition raised R3 950 for the animals and brought in a whopping 743 squares. These squares will now be sewn together into blankets that we will raffle off in the very near future. The lady with the most completed squares was Kyla Delport with 300 squares. Her efforts were rewarded with a R300 voucher that was kindly donated by Mark and Natalie Archer of Archer Paint Centre, to whom we say a big thank you for their support.

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OF MAKHADO HELD AT LOUIS TRICHARDT CASE NO: 662/2021 In the ma�er between: SIFIYYA MOTALA (ID No: 750524 0225 087) Execu�on Creditor and NDIVHUWO GOODWILL THANYANI (ID No 810323 5744 087) Execu�on Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION IN PURSUANCE OF A WARRANT OF EXECUTION granted by the above Honourable Court on the 26TH January 2022, the goods listed hereunder will be sold in execu�on on the 26TH May 2022 at Plot Number 13, Corner of N1 and R78, 3 Mile Rondebosch, Louis Trichardt, 0920 at 11:00 to the highest bidder for cash, namely: 1. 1x Samsung Microwave 2. 1x Samsung Double Door Fridge 3. 1x Samsung Washing Machine 4. 1x Three Piece Tv Stand 5. 1X Sony Flat Screen Tv 6. 1X Samsung Sound System 7. 1X Three Piece Leather Sofas 8. 1X Canon Printer 9. 1X Grass Cuter THUS, dated and signed at Louis Trichardt on this 4th day of May 2022. CHAMBERS ATTORNEYS

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“golden handshake” when she was offered a fourmonth parting salary. The value of the package is believed to be between R500 000 and R600 000.

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“Stel julleself tot beskikking van God.” Romeine 6:13.


ie ongeredde mens het net een natuur - die ou mens. Die Gees stry met hom, maar nie in Hom nie, want net Hy wat in Christus is, besit die Heilige Gees. Nou volg daar egter ‘n groot verandering. Hy het berou en kom tot bekering en glo in die Here Jesus Christus. Wat gebeur? Hy word van Bo hergebore deur die Gees en ontvang ‘n nuwe natuur. Hy het nou wat ‘n ongeredde nie besit nie - ‘n nuwe natuur. Maar toe die nuwe lewe, die Heilige Gees, ingekom het, het die ou natuur verdwyn? Wat word van die ou mens? Helaas, hy het nie verdwyn nie. Van nou af is daar twee nature in sy binneste, die oue en die nuwe, die vlees en die Gees. Die twee staan naas mekaar en elkeen probeer om die baasskap te kry. Paulus sê: “Want die vlees begeer teen die Gees, en die Gees teen die vlees; en hulle staan teenoor mekaar, sodat julle nie kan doen wat julle wil nie” (Galasiërs 5:17). Hoe kan ‘n mens die volheid van die Gees en die oorvloedige lewe smaak, en verlos word van die mag van die vlees en die selflewe? Die antwoord kom duidelik voor. Hoe kan ‘n mens vervul word tensy hy hom volkome tot beskikking stel van die lewe van die Gees? Toe hy sy lede diensbaar gestel het aan die onreinheid en wetteloosheid, is hy nie vervul met allerlei ongeregtigheid nie? (Romeine1:29; 6:19). Net so, as jy jou diensbaar stel aan die Gees, sal jy met Hom gevul word. Daarom geliefdes, stel julleself tot beskikking van God. - Ds. Johan Marais (Louis Trichardt Baptistekerk)

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One of the teams who entered for the local SPCA’s Mutt Colour Run on Saturday. Photo supplied.

Sometimes all you need is a splash of colour! Special thanks to all our volunteers, we could not have pulled it off without you! Thank you so much to Anel Roets for making sure it was another successful and FUN event for the year; we look forward to hosting the next one very soon! So, keep watching our page for future

dates,” said the SPCA’s Alicia Thomas. The SPCA Louis Trichardt Thomas thanked all those thanked everyone who who had donated prizes and/ joined and supported their or made cash contributions second Mutt Colour Mile on towards the Mutt Colour Mile Saturday, 7 May, held in conrun. They included Christel junction with their monthly Smith for the Roman’s Pizza Farmer’s Market. vouchers, Legacy Animal “We had such a blast – Clinic, Die Vrieskas, Die Boekwinkel and Anel Roets. The winners of the Mutt Colour Mile races were eight-year-old Francois van Heerden (1st Mutt Miler / 1,6km), 9-year-old Jahno Muller (1st 5km) who planned to do the 1,6km, but there was no stopping him and he ran on to win the 5km, and Selaotswe Tlhakuli (1st 8km) who ran the last 2km with his baby on his hip. The top senior was Brian Peli (8km). “Thank you too to everyone who set up a stall at the Farmer’s Market and all the patrons who came to support the vendors,” said Alicia. She also congratulated Kyla Delport, who won their Crochet & Knitting Competition with a whopping 300 squares. “Thank you once again to Archer Paint Centre for the prize voucher! We received more than 700 squares, and these will be very kindly made into blankets by Janet Parkin, to be raffled or sold. Thank you so much to each person who Selaotswe Tlhakuli won the 8km Mutt Colour run on Saturday. The last 2km of the race he ran with his baby on his hip. participated and donated,” said Alicia. Photo supplied.


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44 children are enrolled at the school and the classes vary from Grade R to Grade RRR. The medium of teaching is English, which is also quite unique in the area. The baobab trees will form part of the school for quite some time. The trees will continue to grow in their planting bags for the next year or two. Once they become too big for the bags, the baobab trees can then be planted, either at the school or at the homes of the children. Because baobab trees can become hundreds of years old, these little plants will in all probability outlive the school and its little ones.


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The Mulisawashu Early Learning Centre at Ha-Mashamba village has something that very few other small schools have – an own baobab nursery. The beautiful little pre-school, not far from Elim, is one of the participants in the Baobab Champion project of the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror newspapers. The aim of the project is to raise awareness about baobab trees and to teach children more about this unique plant. The project was made possible, thanks to a donation by the family of the late Frans van der Merwe and in conjunction with Dr Sarah Venter’s Baobab Foundation. Four schools from Louis Trichardt are taking part, but additional “starter packs” were also provided to smaller learning centres such as Kumon Makhado and Mulisawashu Early Learning Centre. The Baobab Champion starter kits that were distributed each contained five planting bags; a sachet containing 15 baobab seeds (three seeds per planting bag as not all seeds germinate) and a booklet with information about baobabs and the projects of the Baobab Foundation. The weather at Ha-Mashamba village seems to be perfect for the little baobab trees and a couple of dozen of the seeds have germinated, much to the excitement of the children. When the school was visited last Thursday, the “baobab garden” stood proudly on the side of the colourful classrooms. The pre-school is the brainchild of W/O Forster Rambau and his wife, Mercy. They realised the need for a pre-school facility in the Ha-Mashamba area. “The name of the school is a combination of our two children, Mulisa and Washu, which literally translated means ‘God is for us’,” explained Forster Rambau. The school’s slogan, “Our passion – their future”, reflects the couple’s commitment to making a change in their society. Currently,

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Nog een van Laerskool Louis Trichardt se jong perderuiters, Juan van Tonder, het op 30 April deelgeneem aan ‘n 66 km uithourit buite Polokwane. Nie net het hy deelgeneem nie, maar ook die uithourit suksesvol voltooi. Foto verskaf.

Hierdie groep jong perderuiters van Laerskool Louis Trichardt het die naweek van 30 April deelgeneem aan die vyfde en sesde kwalifiserende rondes van die Limpopo kompetisie. In die vyfde ronde (Vlak 0) was Carli Hattingh derde, Michelle Scheepers vyfde, Danica Coetzee sewende, Mikhe Cronjé agste en Dene Hammann negende, terwyl Carlize Pretorius tweede was in Vlak 1. In die sesde kwalifiserende ronde (Vlak 0) was Carli Hattingh eerste, Michelle Scheepers tweede, Danica Coetzee sewende, Dene Hammann agste, Mikhé Cronjé negende 9e, terwyl Carlize Pretorius eerste was in Vlak 1. Van links na regs staan Mikhe Cronjé, Dancia Coetzee, Carli Hattingh, Michelle Scheepers, Dene Hammann en Carlize Pretorius. Foto verskaf.

Soutpansberg Gholfklub

Uitslae/Results CVO Nag Gholf


19 th HOLE

Fixtures/Bepalings Opkomende Kompetisie

Laerskool Louis Trichardt het me. Ilana Burger op hulle personeelkorps verwelkom. Sy sal voortaan deel vorm van die skool se administratiewe span. Foto verskaf.

Datum 06/05/22

Hoofborg CVO Zoutpansberg

Formaat 4BA





Louwtjie, Bielie, Coenie & Grace



Johan, Sean, Andy & Wally



Hannes, Elanie, Fourie & Christiaan


Maandelikse Houespel Datum 07/05/22 Plek

Hoofborg SPB Gholfklub


Formaat HS Punte


Keegan Mocke

uittel 69





Major Patel

uittel 69


DBV Gholfdag



Dave Dreyer

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Eie reëlings



Anton Pretorius

uittel 70

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Every Saturday at 8:00am LTT PARKRUN STATISTICS 2020 • Number of events: 59 • Number of runners: 555 • Average number of runners per week: 48.9 • Average run time: 00:41:47 • Female record holder : Donna GREYLING - Time: 21:19 (04/01/20) • Male record holder : Livhalani MUDAU - Time: 16:18 (07/09/19) What is Louis Trichardt parkrun? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5km community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! Every Saturday at 8:00am Where is it? The event takes place at Louis Trichardt Tree Sanctuary, Limpopo Tourism Info Centre, Corner of Songozwi Street and N1. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time. How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

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Parkour word nou by gimnastieklub aangebied Die Louis Trichardt Gimnastiekklub bied vanaf Meimaand ook Parkour aan. Parkour is nou ‘n erkende gimnastiek dissipline. Vier Louis Trichardt gimnaste en hul afrigter, Christiaan Nel, het op 30 April ‘n parkourkursus onder leiding van Richard Marshall (president van Limpopo Gimnastiek, lid van SA Gimnastiek se uitvoerende komitee en nasionale Parkour voorsitter) bygewoon. Afgeneem is voor, van links na regs, Cara Bruce, Logan Viljoen en Aiden Bruce. Agter is Chrizette Odendaal, Nel en Marshall. Vir meer inligting, skakel Elzabé Stewart by tel. 082 566 3493. Foto verskaf.

Ruan Storm (links) en Christiaan Pretorius (regs) het tydens Hoërskool Louis Trichardt se prysuitdeling vir sport hulle tweede balkies in atletiek ontvang, waarvoor hulle 700 of meer ABSA punte moes verdien het tydens die atletiekseisoen. Foto verskaf.

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Verskeie karatekas van die Soutpansberg Kofukan Karateklub in Louis Trichardt het op 23 April deelgeneem aan die Limpopo “Martial Arts” Alle Style Karatekampioenskappe in Polokwane en presteer. Van links na regs staan Renee van Niekerk (goud kata en brons kumité), Kailey Botes (goud kata en silwer kumité), Leoni Jordaan (silwer kata en brons kumité), Cesca Nel (silwer kata en brons kumité), Megan Botes (goud kata en kumité) en Ian Sadie (goud kumité). Inlas: Rynhardt Botes (silwer kata en goud kumité). Agter staan die klub se sensei Tommy Janse van Rensburg en sensei Lourens Botes, wat opgetree het as hoof beoordelaars and skeidsregters. Tussen die unisenkatas, waar 12 spanne deelgeneem het, het Megan, Kailey en Leoni goud gewen. Foto verskaf.

Laerskool Louis Trichardt is baie trots op hierdie vyf seuns van hulle wat opgeneem is in die Limpopo provinsiale rugbyspanne wat op 13 Mei reeds ‘n wedstryd speel teen die Pumas in Mbombela. Van links na regs is CJ du Plessis, Rhangi Baloyi, Kevin Siebani, Wian Potgieter en Daniel Musekene. Kevin en Wian is in die o.13A-span en Daniel, CJ en Rhangi in die o.13Bspan. Foto verskaf. 2017 Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium Auto

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