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2 19 February 2021

“Dr H”, the struggle icon, will remain part of our vision would be that you earn what you worked for. When public schools reopened for And that he was laid to rest as the new year on Monday, black schools reopened to grapple with and white children went through the new normal of the Covid-19 vithe gates of Soutpansberg Primary rus mutating into an even deadlier without anyone even noticing. one, making schooling treacherOn the same day, a convoy of cars ous, was also significant because drove into the Makhado (LouRamakhanya was an educationist is Trichardt) cemetery near the who spent his entire working life industrial area, carrying the body imparting knowledge or managing of Happy Ramakhanya as people others to ensure they did it well. went about their duties. If anyone Born in Nzhelele, he started his complained, it would have been schooling at Vuvha, with his high because traffic cops were stopping school education at Mphephu High. traffic to allow the cortege to pass He obtained his teaching diploma unhindered. at the then University of the North This new normal - of children of (Limpopo) and went on to do his all races going to the same school or honours and masters at Rhodes burial in the same cemetery - just and Unisa respectively. He obtained like the wearing of masks and being his PhD in Curriculum Developsprayed with sanitisers at various ment Studies at the University of public and private places, was not Venda in 2011. His thesis was on always normal. A struggle had to “The Continuous Assessment for be waged in the early 90s for the Effective Teaching and Learning integration of the former Model C at Vhembe District in Limpopo schools. Province”. Equally, in line with the apartRamakhanya worked as a high The late Dr Takalani Happy Ramakhanya (70) heid policy that not only separated school teacher and principal of was buried on Monday, 15 February. Photo the living but even the dead, a a high school, before becoming supplied from family album. struggle had to be waged to ensure the Vice-Rector of the Tshisimani black people who resided in the College of Education, and later its town should be buried where they Rector. He went into education chose, including the local cemetery. management as a circuit inspecDr Takalani Happy Ramakhanya tor and later as Manager of the was an integral part of that strugMakhado Continuing Professional gle, which at some point included Development Centre at Biaba, calling for a boycott of the town to which helped teachers cope with force change. Ramakhanya died at a new teaching assessment methods hospital in Polokwane last Thursfor accounting, business studies and By Silas Nduvheni day after being ill for some time. economics. He retired in 2016. And so, on Monday, as he was A man of good tastes, humour The sudden death of Dr Takalani Happy laid to rest at the Makhado cemeand given to hyperbole, RamakhaRamakhanya, the husband of the MEC tery, it was as if fulfilling the Venda nya insisted after getting his PhD for Transport and Community Safety, Ms saying Khokhonya ila maanda a on being called Dr H. Even his own Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya, has come as yo. The closest English translation voicemail referred to himself as Dr a shock to many. Dr Ramakhanya (70) passed away last Thursday, 11 February, in the MediClinic in Polokwane after a short illness. He was described as a loving and humble man and will be remembered for the great impact he had had in others’ lives. His the training college for nurses. By Pétria de Vaal untimely death still is a great loss to the family Everybody with electricity in the Well-known Mr Willem Andries and community. Venda area can rightfully thank Mr Stephanus Nel (better known as “He touched so many lives in a positive way, Nel for his contributions. He assistWAS), passed away on Wednesand those who lived and interacted with him ed Mr Rogers of the Venda Electricday, 10 February, after a short would all agree that he loved people,” said the ity Corporation (VEC) – especially illness at the age of 90 years. This in the supporting services. His son family spokesperson, Mr Abram Luruli. Luruli man of God touched the lives of said that Ramakhanya had been a member of Willem remembers that he visited thousands of people. various ANC structures. his father one day at the VEC officHe was widely known in the The Vhembe branch of the South Afries when an elderly Venda employee extended areas of the Soutpanscan Communist Party (SACP) also mourned pulled him into an office and closed berg and Venda. Mr Nel and his his death. According to the SACP’s Alpheus the door. His words were: “What I late wife, Berdina, were especially Malivha, he was sad to learn about Ramakhaam going to tell you is irrespective known for being involved in Tshinya’s death. On behalf of the SACP, the district of the fact that it is about your falidzini Hospital from 1 November secretary, Mr Andrew Kotane, sent the party’s ther. All of us working here are here 1958. They considered the misheartfelt condolences to Lerule-Ramakhanya, because of him. He trained us and sionary field their calling. He was her family and the community at large. made it possible for us. I have never the first secretary of this hospital, Mr Norman Kutama, a friend of the family, seen your father angry; he is such which was established on 31 May said that he too was sincerely sorry to learn a patient man. No, I DID see him 1958. Mr Nel was a person known about the MEC’s deep loss and wished her and angry once, but it was with another for his vision and was the constant white person.” her family strength in this difficult time. factor throughout the years when Dr Ramakhanya was buried on Monday, 15 A man of God he was indeed. doctors and ministers came and February, in the Louis Trichardt graveyard under Together with his wife, the couple went. strict Covid-19 regulations. were busy with missionary work for “Our father made name for 37 years – until she passed away in himself with the filing system that 2012. They literally taught thouhe designed for the hospital. Other sands of Sunday school children filing systems on the same principle across Venda. Wherever they went, were implemented at a number of these children stopped them (then hospitals throughout the years,” his adults) and asked something like son Willem says. the following: “Vho-Nel, do you still After 25 years at the hospital, he remember me? I was in the Davhatransferred his duties to the late Mr na Sunday school in your class and Tshikovhi, who later became DiI am still walking the road that you rector General of the Department taught me.” of Health in Limpopo. Mr Nel also Mr Nel was involved in the comMAKHADO CARE GROUP IS A played a key role in the establishmunity and served on numerous NON PROFIT ORGANISATION ment of the Shayandima School for committees and boards. He and his the Deaf and the Blind, as well as spouse were involved in the distriWHICH ASSISTS WITH THE By Mathatha Tsedu

Tributes pour in after the death of Dr Ramakhanya

H. This playful side of Ramakhanya belied the strong will for fairness and justice. It was this need to see justice that saw him getting involved firstly in the then Transvaal United Teachers Association (Tuata) but when the political militancy of the late 80 was sweeping through the country, Ramakhanya was at the forefront of the struggle for militant teacher organisations, starting with the formation of the Far Northern Transvaal Teachers Congress (Farnotracto), the forerunner to the SA Democratic Teachers Union, which was affiliated to the United Democratic Front. Ramakhanya chaired the Joint Community Forum for Mphephu Lutanandwa Land Claims, through which he fought hard for the return of the Entabeni farms. It is a struggle he died still waging. A member of the ANC and SACP, he was outspoken about whatever he believed to be true. He was a great supporter of Jacob Zuma going towards the Polokwane conference where Zuma was elected. But when the corruption under Zuma’s leadership came to the fore, he was among the first to admit that electing Zuma was a mistake. “Hey, we elected a mad man”, he once confessed to me. Ramakhanya and his wife, Nyamuofhe Mavhungu Lerule Ramakhanya, who is now the MEC for Public Safety and Transport in Limpopo and a former mayor of Makhado, were considered a “Power Couple” in Makhado as they were both senior activists and leaders within the ANC and SACP. His memorial service on Sunday, and the funeral service on Monday, at the House of Grace Church in

Makhado, pulled in political heavy weights from both the ANC and SACP and from government. In a beautiful setting full of flowers and gospel music, all those present who knew Ramakhanya knew it was a fitting and typical Ramakhanya ceremony and send off, with only his talkative self missing. He leaves behind eight children and seven grandchildren. Writer, poet, and former journalist Ike Moroe, writing in October last year after the death of one freedom fighter, wrote: There are those We deeply wish Should not have died. They remain Part of our reality. They are part of our vision, And their being With all its depth And honour, Is etched deep in our memory. Ramakhanya was one such person.

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Uncle WAS (90) passes away after lifetime of service bution of approximately to follow the live stream service via 40 000 Bibles and New Testaments the church’s Facebook page. Should per year – through the Gideons anyone wish to make a donation, South Africa. This was mainly at the family is requesting that it remote schools in Venda. No effort go towards the Gideons. Contact or time was too much for him. He Loretta Mynhardt at 0828096904 fought “Bible Poverty” by visiting or Lourens Nel at 0824643900 in and motivating churchgoers in this this regard. regard. Bibles were not only placed or given to those who wanted them, but also to those who might not have known they needed them (one of the goals of the Gideons). Mr Nel (or Uncle WAS, as he was widely known) will sincerely be missed as he had time for everybody. He treated everyone with respect as he firmly believed that God had created man in his own image. He was a man of integrity and authority. Mr Nel leaves behind five children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The celebration service for his life will take place at 12:00 on 21 February at Emmanuel Church in Louis Trichardt. As a result of the Covid-19 regulations, only close family can attend, but The late Mr WAS Nel (90). Photo supplied. everybody is welcome


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on Monday, 15 February, and was again denied bail. Their case was Winnie Ntanganedzeni Nemaran- postponed to 19 February while zhe (34), the woman accused of they remain in custody. hiring hit men to kill her husMr Azwifaneli Mudau (37), a band, and her co-accused, Tshililo well-known local businessman from Madega (31), appeared in the Makwarela Extension, was gunned Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court down at the gate of his house on 14 By Silas Nduvheni

February 2019. Nemaranzhe, Madega, Tshivhangwaho Mudau (46) and Takalani Nemutandani (33) were arrested in December 2020, after a lengthy police investigation. Nemaranzhe faces charges of conspiracy and murder, while the three

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Thohoyandou’s Thavhani City set to expand rapidly sionals and 30 general staff in Drip footwear has taken the an environmentally innovative township dream to ThohoyanThavhani City in Thohoyan- building that includes solar dou, choosing Thavhani Mall dou, which incorporates the energy and backup power for its sixth South African Thavhani Mall, is set to exgeneration,” said Gerard. The store’s landmark opening,” pand rapidly in the next few medical services offered to the said Gerard. “These additions months with the addition community at the facility inand others, including a new of a motor dealership and a clude a nursery school, radiol- Le Coq Sportif and Groom, health-care centre. ogy, pathology, dialysis, baby build on an already strong The developers, Flanagan & clinic, general practitioner, branded fashion component Gerard, announced this week psychologies, physiotherapy, at Thavhani Mall, with stylish that an agreement has been biokinetics, occupational brands, including Bogart struck with the NTT Motor therapist and audiologist. Man, Bathu Shoes, Kurt Group for a 2 700m2 Toyota Gerard also said that disGeiger, Polo, Pringle, Spitz dealership and service centre, cussions with a private health- and more.” which will open at the end of care group were 2021. This is envisaged to be at an advanced the anchor tenant for the new stage for the esThavhani City Motor City. tablishment of a Paul Gerard, the manag300-bed hospital ing director of Flanagan & at Thavhani City. Gerard, said that a scarcity of At Thavhani motor dealerships and service Mall, some new centres for the people of Tho- brands appeared hoyandou and its surrounding over the past towns and villages currently few months. In existed. “We can also confirm November last that we are in discussions with year, a store several other major brands of the poputo join the Motor City, which lar Dis-Chem will be a 20 000m2 hub of franchise opened dedicated motor dealerships, in the mall. A service centres and parts Fabiani store retailers,” he said. also opened, Construction work at the supplementing NHC health-care centre at stores such as Thavhani City is at an adExact, Foschivanced stage and the project ni, Markham, is expected to be completed Sportscene, in the first half of this year. Sterns, ASJ and Paul Gerard, Managing Director of Fla“The 3 500m2 day clinic will Total Sports. nagan & Gerard employ 30 medical profes“Locally crafted Development

Vhembe TVET College students who live off-campus will sleep better now that their tormentors have been arrested.

Suspects arrested for student attacks By Silas Nduvheni Communities in the Vhembe District will sleep a whole lot better after three suspects who had allegedly been terrorising them since last year were arrested. Students from the University of Venda (Univen) and Vhembe TVET College were mostly targeted. In August 2020, some of the Univen students who reside off-campus in Thohoyandou P West were robbed of their belongings such as laptops and cellphones. Four suspects, one armed, had broken into their rooms. Two female students were dragged off to a nearby bush and gang raped. Three suspects, namely Vhutali Luvhengo (21), Washu Innocent Ratombo (22) and Moses Tshivhase (33), were arrested and linked to more than 40 cases ranging from rape and armed robbery to burglary and business and house robberies.


Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe said that the suspects, who were residents at Phiphidi and Vondo villages in the Thohoyandou policing area, were arrested during a joint intelligence-driven operation comprising the Vhembe District Task Team, the Thohoyandou Crime Intelligence Unit, the Thohoyandou Tactical Response Team (TRT), the Vhembe First Responders and Vhembe district detectives. The suspects were arrested after a positive tipoff from members of the community about an armed robbery that occurred in January this year in the Thohoyandou policing area. Ngoepe said that the preliminary police investigations then linked the suspects to these cases. They are believed to be part of the syndicate that had been terrorizing students from the said two institutions at their off-campus residences. “The suspects might be

linked to other similar cases, as profiling is still underway. The police investigations are still continuing,” Ngoepe said. The suspects appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 12 February, where they were denied bail. Their cases were postponed to 24 February for a formal bail application. The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lt Nneke Ledwaba, commended the excellent job done by these teams who formed part of the operation. Univen SRC President Gift Chauke also praised the police for apprehending the alleged criminals. He said that some students felt forced to quit their studies because they had been afraid of being robbed and killed. He said that they were calling on the law-enforcement agencies not to grant these men bail.

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Pupil drowns in stream at Madabani By Kaizer Nengovhela

Police divers used a boat to look for the body of young Sello Muthivhi (15), who drowned in a stream near Madabani.

Joyful laughter turned into screams of terror when four Grade 7 pupils from Madabani Primary school went swimming in a nearby stream, and one of the boys drowned. Sello Muthivhi (15) and his friends went for a swim in a stream in Madabani on Monday (15 February). When his friends later realized that he was in trouble, they desperately tried to save him, but the water was too deep and murky. The swimming excursion turned into a nightmare for the boys as they watched their friend drown. They ran to the settlement to alert community members of the incident. The police were called, but when they arrived at the scene,

darkness had already fallen and Sello was nowhere to be found. Members of the police divers’ search and rescue team, assisted by community members, searched the whole area together, using a boat, with no success. Community and family members slept next to the stream until the police divers arrived the next morning (16 February). Sello’s body was only found on the third day of their search (17 February). Ms Tendani Muthivhi, who spoke on behalf of the family, told Limpopo Mirror that she was expecting Sello to study hard. His dream was to become a lawyer. “We are grieving over the death of Sello and are sad that his body could not be found immediately.” She said that the family had accepted his death,

even though they had expected to see him grow up proudly and establish himself in society. The community now fears that more children, particularly younger ones, might go to the stream and drown in the very same way that Sello did. Police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said that the police in the province were repeating their call to all members of the community to be extremely careful around dams and rivers, especially during the rainy season when water levels were high. “Parents must improve child safety at all times to prevent these tragedies from occurring,” he said. “We have opened an inquest docket on this incident and the police’s investigation continues.”

Muengedzi River claims life of 52-year-old loved people.” A community leader in the area, The Muengedzi River in Zamenkom- Mr Norman Mabila, expressed his ste has claimed the life of a local man. condolences to the family and warned The body of Mr Godfrey Neshunzhi children not to play in or next to the (52) was found floating in the water water. He called upon parents to watch on 13 February by members of the out as all the rivers and dams are full to community. When police divers arcapacity after the recent heavy rains. rived at the scene, they could do little Police spokesperson Brig Motlafemore than retrieve the body. la Mojapelo said that the police had opened an inquest docket and that the The community members are still incident was being investigated. He in shock about the incident. Family also appealed to parents to take care of spokesperson Mr Khathutshelo Netheir children and for children to avoid shunzhi said that Godfrey had left the playing in rivers and dams. He said that house on 11 February to go to Tshikmost of the smaller dams, streams and warani Post Office to collect his R350 rivers had filled up considerably after Covid-19 relief fund money, but he had the good rains and warned that children never returned home. “When his body could drown when the depth of dams was found floating in the river, we went and the strength of currents in the there and identified his clothes, which rivers were misjudged. were lying next to the river,” he said. He said that they expected more Neshunzhi said that Godfrey’s unchildren would want to go for a swim timely death had left his family devasto cool off during the hot weather, but tated and that they still found coming to although they normally swam in groups, terms with what had happened difficult. many of the young people did not “We take solace in the fact that he had know how to swim. The police urged graced this earth and touched our lives communities to make sure that an adult with his love and beautiful smile,” said who knows how to swim accompanies Neshunzhi. “We will miss him. We also children when they venture into dams Police divers retrieve the body of Mr Godfrey Neshunzhi, who had remember him as a good man who or rivers. drowned in the Muengedzi River in Zamenkomste. By Kaizer Nengovhela

The late Mr Godfrey Neshunzhi, who had drowned in the Muengedzi River in Zamenkomste. Photos supplied.

Please watch the children when they play in water, warns Musina mayor believe what my eyes were seeing, but when people started to conThe mayor of Musina, Cllr Mihlo- verge, I believed that it was really ti Muhlope, has issued a strong true. I still visualize Gudani’s young warning to parents to keep a lifeless body before it was taken strict eye on their children when away by members of the forensic rivers are in flood. This comes team. The boy died a very painful after a 13-year-old boy, Gudani death, but we believe that the Lord Kwinda of Tanda village, drowned will comfort the grieving family in the Nwanedi River last Thursduring this difficult time.” day. Munzhelele’s sentiments were The Nwanedi river separates the echoed by the local community villages of Folovhodwe and Tanda. leader, Vhakoma Vho-Mashudu Gudani apparently went fishing Maphekha. “This is one of the with friends when he accidentally most painful accidents that ever fell into the water and drowned. happened in this village. We are When visiting the family on really shattered and shocked by this Friday, Muhlope said she was unfortunate incident. Losing one heartbroken that a beautiful young villager has a very negative impact soul had been lost in a very painful on us as a village,” he said. manner. “This is a very unfortunate The deceased boy’s grandmother, incident that will haunt the family Ennie Kwinda, thanked the mayor, and the local community forever,” traditional leaders and other comshe said. munity members who had offered Local ward councillor Meltah support. “We are weeping, but your Munzhelele, who visited the scene presence makes us feel strong,” she minutes after the young man had said. drowned, said she would never Gudani’s mother, Meki Kwinda, forget the heartbreaking incident. was unable to speak as she was in “I was doing community work when a state of devastation and shock. I received a call that a child has Funeral arrangements were still fallen into the water while fishing. I to be made as the family awaited rushed to the scene and what I saw post-mortem results at the time of was very painful. At first, I couldn’t our going to print. News Correspondent

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“Reimburse us for fixing leakages” - Nandoni families By Bernard Chiguvare

The late Khosi Ranwedzi Gilbert Tshikalange of Tshififi village.

Tshififi’s Khosi Tshikalange passes away By Silas Nduvheni With great sorrow the community of Tshififi, family and friends received word about the death of the ‘Prince of the Mphaphuli Muthivhi Dynasty’, Khosi Ranwedzi Gilbert Tshikalange. Tshikalange (87), who was born and raised in Tshififi village as a prince of the Mphaphuli Traditional Authority, died on Friday, 12 February, in the Netcare Pholoso hospital in Polokwane after a short illness. Family spokesperson Mashudu Ramaano described him as someone who had dedicated his life to the development of his people. “In the years we worked with him, he advised, as chief, to facilitate and enable development. Under his guidance, the rural village of Tshififi and its people crafted this vision: ‘Uri vhathu vha Tshififi vha di kone’, which means the people of Tshififi can do it for themselves and develop the place for the better,” Ramaano said. “Having joined the ANC in 1960, he participated in various structures and political programmes for the movement throughout his life, including the Congress of Traditional Leaders (Contralesa), where he served as a national organiser. It is through his hard work and recruitment that many traditional leaders in the Vhembe region joined Contralesa.” According to Ramaano, the Apartheid regime and its dummy homeland of Venda were irked by his commitment to liberate his people and his revolutionary resolve to stand up to injustice and subjugation, to the extent that Tshikalange spent much of his life under banishment, imprisonment, and house arrest. He added that the late Khosi had spent five years banished and confined to a house in Kuruman (Northern Cape) between 1969 and 1974. The ANC in Limpopo also sent condolences and said that the movement had lost a giant whose high levels of morality towered above many. Tshikalange was instrumental in many developmental projects for his communities and had continued to participate in different structures of the ANC, even at his advanced age. He was also one of the founding members of Contralesa. Prince Gulukhulu Mathebula, the chairperson for Contralesa in the Vhembe region, said that they paid tribute to him as a veteran and a pure example of traditional leadership. The late Khosi will be buried on Friday, 19 February, in the Zwiendeulu (sacred place) of Tshikalange in Tshififi village.

Many residents of Mulenzhe, Ha-Budeli and Tshilungoma had to fix the roofs of the houses supplied by the Department of Water and Sanitation. The roofs started leaking, causing the new owners to pay for having them fixed. They are now insisting that the department reimburse them for the expenses. These three villages are among those affected by the construction of the Nandoni Dam. Construction of the dam started in 1998 and was completed in 2005. The total estimated cost of the construction of the dam was R373.3 million. Around 2002, most of the affected families were re-located to houses already constructed by the Department of Water and Sanitation, but Solomon Baloyi, chairperson of the Nandoni Complaints Resolution Committee, said that most of the houses had leaking roofs. “The department did not do a good job, as more than 400 houses have leaking roofs,” Baloyi said. He is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene. “From the day they (the affected families) moved into the government-built houses, they noted that the roofs were leaking. From that time, I have been calling on the government to fix the leakages, but nothing has been done. Some of the affected families have now taken it upon themselves to fix the leakages,” he said. Limpopo Mirror visited some of the affected households on 5 February this year. Emmanuel Ramashia (69) told the reporter that his family had sleepless nights,

especially during the rainy season. Ramashia also relocated in 2002 and occupies a five-room house in Ha-Budeli village. “When it rains, all five rooms leak, and we have a hard time sleeping. Sometimes we put buckets where it leaks or have to move our beds and other furniture around, but that does not help much. We are afraid our furniture will break if we continue moving it around like this,” Ramashia said. Ramashia showed the damp ceilings and where the water runs

down the walls. A strong, damp smell comes from some of the rooms. Ramashia has 10 children. One of the children, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that they worried a lot when the rain came. She said that she had to find plastic to cover herself when the rain came down hard, like it did on Thursday, 4 February. Munyai Kholelani, who also lives in Budeli village, decided to fix the leakages in his home himself. Kholelani is unemployed and depends on casual jobs. “I could

not take it anymore, so I had to do odd jobs to fix the leakages. I spent R3 000 to reroof the two rooms. I could not wait anymore for the government to do it, but I hope to be reimbursed,” said Kholelani. Limpopo Mirror sent a query to Sputnik Ratau, spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation, via email on Monday, 8 February, and telephoned him again on Friday, 12 February, but the department had not responded to the query at the time of our going to press.

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DJ Powerchri is the king of Afro Tech he said. “I find peace of mind through music. You Christopher “DJ Powerchri” Singo has found can send a very powerful healing in music and he is keen to share this message through music remedy via his songs. and people can learn a lot DJ Powerchri, a resident of Tshiombo village, is through music.” a popular music producer and beat maker in and He said that he liked around the Vhembe District because of the rare the fact that artists from skill he owns to infuse an element of uniqueness very different parts of the DJ Powinto any song that he creates. world could speak the erchri “I discovered my talent at a very young age,” he same language through excels in said. “I remember I was at school making beats on music. beat-makthe school tables, when one of my friends told me Some of his hit songs ing. that I was talented and insisted that I should try include My heart Picture making real things at the studio.” (featuring Tremza supplied. He hooked up with a studio, and that was where and DJ tarmy), his talent was offered the fertile ground to take African ceremony (featuring DJ T Fly), Happiness root. (featuring Poetry zone), Mvulatswinga (featuring DJ Powerchri is mostly motivated by Cairo Ras Canly and Silvertone) and Avhashwe (featurand Da Capo. He said that he liked their music ing Metro CMG). because of its high quality, and he could relate to “Music is my passion, my life. I'm the king of the genre too. “Music means a lot to me because it Afro Tech in Limpopo,” he said. “I don't see myself heals me and it calms me when the storms brew,” doing anything other than music.” By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

LVB da Future is shining By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Omphulusa Tshililo, who is known in music circles as LVB da Future, is steadily climbing the music ladder with great enthusiasm. LVB da Future is currently a part-time student at the Tshwane University of Technology, a full-time musician and a music-related brand manager who sells Toxic Designs and TH3 A TEAM wear. Besides all this, he also runs Future World Holdings, a company that specialises in tiling, painting, catering, and security services. “I discovered my singing talent around 2014, when I was still in high school,” he said. “I would rap on the tables in my class. Most of the pupils were not shy to tell me how good I was and even

pushed me to consider finding a studio to record my own music.” Since he discovered music, it has become the essence of his life. “I cannot image a life outside the confines of music,” he said. “Whenever I feel like quitting, the words of my manager, Mr Madikita, just won’t stop ringing in my head. He told me to ‘pull up my socks and keep going forward’. He means a lot of good to me.” LVB da Future is currently working on a full-length project, titled One Last Time, which will make it to the shelves soon. He recorded his first track, The One, when he was still in school. This track had earned him popularity in the province. Some of his other songs include Fidelity, Life,

Ene u wanga, Murder and Gandaganda. LVB da Future is available on most social media platforms, including Facebook (LVB da Future). He can also be reached on Tel 060 697 7811.

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queen, Ganja time, Jah no dead and Gone too soon.” The South African reggae music scene One Step Music’s director, Langanani received a shake-up with the grand entrance Mbodi, confirmed that his company has sealed of Elijar Sithole (46), better known as Don a deal with Sithole. “He is one of the most talDaddah in the entertainment world. ented reggae artists around and we are happy Sithole, who stays at Malavuwe village to welcome him into our big family. His music outside Thohoyandou, has concluded what he will be available world-wide in various online describes as a “life-changing” recording deal stores like what we are doing for several artists with One Step Music. The company will release who are under our wings. Our aim is to expose his eight-track reggae music album next month local talent to the rest of the world, and we are (March). doing that one step at a time,” said Mbodi. Sithole, who is a professional nurse at the Sithole is not a novice in the music indusCharlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academtry. He had cut his musical teeth at his home ic Hospital in Gauteng, said his dream had village of Malavuwe in 1998 with the now-dealways been to get a reputable company that funct The Young Vibes Band, playing keywould sign him and market his music. “One boards with Khathu Muntswu, David Mmbi Step Music came at the right time when people and the late Amon Mvula. He later joined the were desperately in need of my music. This Survivals Reggae Band and went solo in 2016. deal will change my life for good, because artists are struggling to market their music to all corners of the world. I feel very honoured to be part of this big family that will help to expose my talent to the world.” Sithole said the recording of the album was almost complete and he was working with the One Step Music team to finalize the arrangement. “The album is unique because I have always believed in my unique talent. It has six normal reggae chanting songs and two massive dubs that will automatically force all the Rastas to put their dancing shoes on. This is the evolution of reggae music because my sound is very rich and different from the normal sound that people hear every day. I have termed my unique sound the Daddah sound Elijar Sithole (46), better because it purely originates from my unique known as Don Daddah in creativity. Tracks to watch out for include My entertainment circles. Entertainment

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same way as he had done before the pandemic. “I have dependants, and I feel that I need to fully provide for them as I always have, but Covid-19 has blocked all the international visitors who used to visit our galleries here in the Robola Art Route,” he said. The Robola Art Route incorporates a large group of artists, including veteran artists and art teachers such as Thomas Kubayi, Lucky Ntimani and Pilato Bulala. Manyike was discovered by the prolific sculptor Ntimani, who introduced him to Kubayi, who is an internationally acclaimed sculptor. Kubayi was running Vutshila Art Centre then, where he coached and mentored young talent. “Tatana Kubayi

mentored me and created a space for me in his workshops, in order for me to practise my skills, while at the same time gaining new skills in the field of art.” Today Manyike is indisputably a full-fledged sculptor. “I am one of the fortunate people who didn’t refuse to listen to my teachers, who taught me art at no cost,” he said. “Today I am what I am because of them. But now I have managed to find my own style as an artist.” Manyike is calling upon the Vhembe people to start visiting local artists and to invest in them by supporting their craft. He feels that art is as important in society as anything else. Those who are interested in Manyike’s work can contact him on Tel 072 587 3252.

Jabulani Patrick Manyike is a seasoned sculptor from Mbhokota village whose creations carry both social and political meaning. Manyike, who lives on the hill near the Ritavi and Musapa rivers, uses dead wood that he collects from the bush to craft his sought-after creations. To him, wood is the perfect medium to express himself. “I can fashion a piece of dead wood into all kinds of artefacts,” he says. “I see visions of some of the objects that I finally craft and bring to life. I use a wide range of wood for my art pieces, including mbamba-ngoma, mondo, nkonono, xifati, n'wamuthangu and nyiri.” Manyike obtained his motivation and inspiration from some of the greatest artists who had ever graced Mbhokota village, such as the late Jackson Hlungwani. But the blight of Covid-19 left his studio rather empty, compared to its former full and busy state. Like s different so many others, sculptor from Mbhokota, use Jabulani Patrick Manyike, a vho. kwe Mu wa he struggles to ifhi ns. Picture: Tsh types of wood for his creatio maintain his livelihood in the


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Art & Entertainment Masala and Vermeulen want to motivate readers the Auditor General’s office. The book touches on Manamani born Charlie several subjects, including Masala recently released politics, religion, social and a book with co-writer Gail corporate dynamics, and Vermeulen, called Black narrates a unique, diverse son white mother, in which South African story. It cultural diversity and the challenges and navigates importance of an own the reader through some of identity are discussed. the often unspoken realities The book, released in of diversity. It offers advice December, tells the story of on how to dispel some of how Masala and Vermeuthe myths that keep people len’s lives intertwined, and from moving out of the tackles the importance of space of ignorance and cultural diversity in the denial, to embracing diverworkplace, which is still sity as a source of personal, a sensitive issue in South business and societal transAfrica. formation. Charlie Masala (50) and The reader will be taken Gail Vermeulen met in 1997 on a unique journey of when he applied for a posi- unlocking the potential of tion at the Auditor General’s diversity in the workplace. Office. The relationship The strength of the book, between them grew to such according to Masala, lies in an extent that she recruited its practical wisdom, that Masala to every company is expressed in brief, yet she worked for after leaving profound pieces of insight By Kaizer Nengovhela

and advice. “We want people to be hungry to dream, and hungry to excel,” he said, while encouraging aspiring authors to be dedicated and committed. “The best resource is the power of your mind. No one can stop you unless you decide to (let them stop you). Learn to trust the dynamics inside of you.” For Masala, writing is a form of expression which he prefers above verbal dialogue. “Writing is a form of creativity and that is also one of the reasons I decided to start writing,” he said. He wants their book to have a strong impact on the reader. “After reading the book, the reader should be motivated to start a new thing in their life. It talks about discovering

Charlie Masala grew up in Manamani and had released a book, co-written with Gail Vermeulen, called Black son, white mother. Photo supplied.

yourself and defining yourself - for yourself - and to not rely on people to define you. Once you re-define yourself, you will begin to realise your worth,” he said. The book also encour-

ages the reader to not give up on life, or on dreams. The content is suitable for all age groups. Those who want to order the book can contact Masala on Tel 072 482 3838.

“Music brings me joy and happiness” By Bernard Chiguvare

Tumelo Rudolf Rabaloyi, aka Dumza Wa DrumBeatz, at his studio. Photo supplied.

“Music brings joy and happiness to my life. Whenever I feel lonely, I sing,” says Tumelo Rudolf Rabaloyi, a music producer hailing from Ha Muila Thembisa village near Morebeng. Rabaloyi, better known by his stage name of Dumza Wa DrumBeatz, fell in love with music at the age of 15. He said that whenever he felt lonely, he sang a variety of songs, but he mostly liked to sing Bolobedu House music. Rabaloyi was inspired and encouraged to pursue music by the likes of Diphala Tsa Bolobedu, SuncoVision & King Monada's old group, known as the ADI NYAKE

WENA PRODUCTIONS. He started singing in 2012 with the music group Classic Lotion, but he later formed his own production, “DrumBeat Records” and evolved into a music producer in 2018. Rabaloyi had the good fortune to have the support of Chief Muila Tshishonga, who helped him to buy his studio equipment. His most popular songs are My Darling Darling (featuring TeeJay), Ndi a Swa (featuring Mc Njoro), Hello Lovey (featuring Ranel), My Nono and Darling Falling For You (featuring Ranel). Rabaloyi can be followed on his Facebook page (Dumza Wa DrumBeatz).

Radio inspires and instills hope” “

Ms Mutsitsielwa Bulala is one of Phalaphala FM’s accomplished presenters and producer of the current affairs programme Ndevhetsini. She started her schooling at Vhutuwangadzebu Primary and completed her matric at Dzata High. After completing her diploma at Boston Media House, she joined Nkangala Community radio and later moved on to Univen Radio to work as a presenter and receptionist. In 2006, she was granted the opportunity to work on Phalaphala FM’s current affairs. Ndevhetsini is on air from Monday to Sunday between 6:00 and 7:00 and again from 18:00 to 19:00, Mondays to Fridays. She said that knowing that thousands of people looked up to her crew’s show for information was priceless. According to Bulala, teamwork is very important in life. “Without teamwork, there is no productivity. The hardest part of the job is when you are chasing a deadline and your guest, interviewee or an analyst cancels an appointment a few hours before the deadline.” She said that radio offered great opportunities and bridged the gap between local communities and the world. “Radio inspires and instils hope. Through radio, we learn the difference between right and wrong. Radio has given me an opportunity to do something in the community, you see. I have always wanted to be part of change.” Her listeners are very important to her, and she appreciates their support. “It makes me proud to break the stories that suddenly become the talk of the town and bring changes in so many areas of our society.” Bulala ascribes her success and achievements to hard work and striving for the best in a career that demands a lot of discipline and determination. Part of her goal in life is to improve her skills as a radio presenter. Her message to young people is always to put education first. “Go to school, figure out what you want to do and go after it. Never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something; believe in yourself,” she concluded. She urged young people to refrain from all acts of criminality and focus on schoolwork. “It is important for elders and teachers to tell the children about the dangers of involving themselves in crime,” she said.

Life is worth the sacrifice - Mutshegwe Fhatuwani Mutshegwe has released his own book, titled I Never Knew Until I Know. Picture supplied.

he said. “I love spending most of my time with different people, having When he started writing at the certain debates and exchanging age of 22, people supported his information, because that's where I craft and looked forward to great get my stories.” stories from him. Now Fhatuwani However, although he found the Mutshegwe has officially reendeavour worthwhile, writing leased his own book, titled I about the struggles he had gone Never Knew Until I Know. through was not easy. “I was always Mutshegwe is from Rab- curious about everything that hapali village in the Nzhelele pened in the family as the eldest son, area and loves reading and that gave me a lot of experience and writing. He fell in about the dynamics of life, which are love with reading at a the roots of my book,” he said. very young age and was Mutshegwe believes that knowing inspired by his mother, everything in this world is not poswho always read short sto- sible, but by paying close attention, ries, dramas and from the one can stand a chance to learn at Bible. His biggest motivation least a great deal. “We learn from came after editing a script that our mistakes. Some things are was later turned into a movie. learned the hard way, whereas oth“I don't think I’ll ever leave ers come more easily. Had I known, writing for anything, even if I wouldn't have wasted my time on it had a great monetary value,” certain things, but I still remain By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

grateful that it was never really a loss. They were lessons never to be forgotten,” he said. I Never Knew Until I Know is a motivational book with lessons for young and old. When asked why he had written this book, Mutshegwe said that, as a young man, he found it hard to come to terms with reality. While growing up, he never had the advantage to choose what he wanted to satisfy his needs. “It was always about going with what was available,” he said. “When it was time to face reality, I learned the hard way and in an unforgettable manner. I had to undergo betrayal, a heartbreak, missing opportunities and losing the people I most cared about. At the end of the day, I knew life was worth the sacrifice.” Those who are interested in ordering Mutshegwe's book can call or WhatsApp him on Tel 071 431 8438.

Ms Mutsitsielwa Bulala, presenter and producer for Phalaphala FM. Photo supplied.

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Another mob justice incident at Mhinga these incidents are still unknown and incident and reiterated that lawlessness there is no arrest,” said Ngoepe. and disrespect for the rule of law could The police have condemned what The police are requesting anyone not be condoned. He urged members appears to be yet another mob attack with information that can lead to the of the public to refrain from taking the that happened on Tuesday at Mhinga arrest of the suspects to contact Captain law into their own hands, but rather to village in the Saselamani police preEdward Maluleke on 084 318 7877 or report all suspected criminal activities cinct. Two people were injured and a the crime stop number 0860010111 or to the police. vehicle, house and spaza shop were the nearest police station. “Those who are still perpetrating set alight. The provincial commissioner of the this type of incident will be dealt with According to the police’s provincial SAPS in Limpopo, Lieutenant Genharshly and without compromise,” said spokesperson, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, eral Nneke Ledwaba, condemned the General Ledwaba. residents from Maphophe village had allegedly grouped together because a killing had taken place previously at the village, and the residents blamed the incident on suspects staying in the neighbouring Mhinga village. Ngoepe said that a group of community members then marched from Maphophe village to locate the suspects in Mhinga village. “The police were notified, reacted swiftly and, on arrival, they found that the mob had already caught the victims, assaulted them and subsequently burned these properties. The police managed to rescue the victims from the mob, and they were taken to the hospital for medical treatment with serious injuries,” he said. Cases of public violence, attempted murder, malicious damage to property, assault and arson were opened at the police station. “The suspects involved in A vehicle was destroyed during the mob attack at Mhinga. Crime Report

Thovhele Joseph Mutheiwana Mugivhi is no more.

Thovhele Joseph Mugivhi dies after short illness had been a huge shock for them. His death came at a time when he Thovhele Vho-Joseph Mutheistill had a huge role to play in the wana Mugivhi died after a short development of the area. illness at Ha-Mutsha on Sunday The Vhembe District Munic(14th). ipality’s executive mayor, Cllr Mugivhi was installed as tradi- Dowelani Nenguda, applauded tional leader in February last year, Thovhele Mugivhi’s “wisdom and following a lengthy battle that also visionary leadership”. He added played out in the courts. In 2012, that the community members members of the royal family aparound the area were deeply pointed Mviseni Vincent Mugivhi touched with the death of Muas senior traditional leader. This givhi. “The family members need decision was not supported by a our support in hard times like part of the family, who believed these,” he said. that customary practices had not Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu been followed to determine who Ramabulana said Mugivhi’s death should be the successor. had come as a huge shock to him. In 2015, members of the family “He still had a lot to do, both for group, led by Mutheiwana Joseph the community and royal family,” Mugivhi, filed papers in the High he said, adding that it would be Court to oppose the decision of very difficult to replace him. He installing Mviseni as the leader. expressed his condolences to The matter was subsequently inthe Mugivhi family. “He will be vestigated by the Commission on remembered for his hard work,” Traditional Leadership Disputes said Ramabulana. and Claims (CTLDC). In 2018, the He added that the late Mugivhi Department of Co-operative Gov- had contributed a great deal to ernance, Human Settlements and the shaping of the local Mugivhi Traditional Affairs recommended Territorial Council. “His death that Mutheiwana Joseph Mugivhi will undoubtedly leave a void too be installed as the new leader. difficult to fill, not only in the The spokesperson for the family, but also in our communiMugivhi Tribal Council, Mr Elias ty,” he said. Ramagaya, who had worked very closely with the Thovhele, said He will be buried at Tshiendeuthat losing such a hard worker lu Tsha Vhakololo on Friday. By Kaizer Nengovhela

VDM mayor promises to rebuild Sane bridge By Silas Nduvheni The executive mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, assured residents of Sane that the disaster management team, in conjunction with the Department of Roads and Infrastructure, would work around the clock to re-construct the Sane bridge, as well as the pedestrian makeshift cable bridge. These bridges, which link Sane village

to its sub-village, Sane-Natalia, were swept away by heavy rains and floods recently. The Mufongodi River also overflowed. Nenguda, accompanied by Makhado Municipal Mayor Samuel Munyai and other councillors, visited Sane village on Thursday, 11 February. He was pleased to hear that proceedings were well underway for the funeral service of the 73-year-old Mr Simon Ratshilumela, a sickly pensioner who died last week

The executive mayor of the VDM, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda (left), and Makhado municipality’s mayor, Cllr Samuel Munyai ( right), stand on the damaged makeshift pedestrian cable bridge at Sane village.

after an ambulance could not access the village. “We are here as the district command council to assess the damage caused by the flood waters,” Nenguda said. “The contractor is on site, working hard to reconstruct the bridge, and we want the makeshift pedestrian bridge ready to be crossed for the funeral service (for Ratshilumela) over the weekend.” The traditional leader of Sane village, Headman Matodzi Nesane, welcomed the Vhembe District Municipality’s visit. “We have suffered a lot due to the heavy rains and floods. We were cut off from other villages and sections and worried that no-one from the government would come and look at the bad state of our roads and bridges. But we are consoled and believe that their visit will mean something good for us,” Nesane said. Ms Ndivhuwo Ratshilumela, the family spokesperson for Ratshilumela, said that the mayor and his entourage had left them with hope that they would be able to offer their father a proper burial. She also thanked the various media representatives for the role they had played since the sub-section of Sane-Natalia had been cut off from other communities by informing the communities and government about the bad state of their roads and bridges.

Former Univen lecturer and businessman passes away the meantime, the gangrene had spread and the remainRetired academing toes on Matt’s left foot ic-turned-businessman Dr had to be amputated. Matt’s Matthew Flynn of Louis situation worsened, howevTrichardt passed away last er, and at one stage Hilary Thursday after a short ill- received a phone call from ness. He was 85 years old. the hospital to give them permission to amputate According to wife Hilary Matts left leg just below Flynn, her husband Matt (as the knee. At that stage, he he was known to many) was was severely medicated and admitted to the Mediclinincoherent. ic in Tzaneen at the end Hilary agreed to the of January to have a toe operation, but his condition removed from his left foot worsened even further. “On after it had become infected the morning of 11 Februwith gangrene. Although ary, at around 03:00, I got the toe was removed, a call from the hospital, doctors recommended that informing me that Matt was Matt be transferred to the suffering a heart attack and Unitas Hospital in Pretoria was placed on a ventilator. for a vessel transplant to At 07:00, I received another restore blood circulation in call from the hospital, tellhis leg. This could not, how- ing me that Matt had sufever, be done as Matt did fered a second heart attack, not have sufficient blood. In from which they were able By Andries van Zyl

to revive him, but he passed away after suffering a third heart attack,” said Hilary. Matt was a true teacher at heart. He met Hilary in London, England, where they got married. Later, he held a teaching position in the Seychelles and from there held a teaching position in Malawi for 10 years. During this time, he completed his doctorate degree in South Africa and, upon completion of this degree, was offered a position at the University of Venda. He was appointed professor in sociology of education at Univen on 1 July 1985 and settled in Louis Trichardt. Hilary joined him later after first having to sell their home in England. Matt retired from his academic career at Univen on 31 December 1999.

After retiring from academic life, Matt turned businessman. He and wife Hilary bought and rented out several properties in Louis Trichardt. Most notably, the couple bought the Inn on Louis Trichardt (formerly known as the Punch Bowl Hotel) in about 2011. They started the slow process of renovating the ageing infrastructure, sorting out electrical and other problems. The buildings received much-needed attention and the “Grand Old Lady” acquired a bit more than just a new coat of paint. The Flynns renamed it the Avoca Vale Country Hotel, which tied in with Matt’s Irish roots. The Vale of Avoca is one of the most scenic spots in County Wicklow, in the east of Ireland. Significantly, the

new name tied in well with a region where avocados are in abundance. In 2020, the Flynns sold the hotel to Manupont property developers, who started a process of extending and refurbishing the hotel. The late Matthew Flynn is survived by wife Hilary, son Stephen and daughterin-law Heike in England, son Niall and daughter-inlaw Christine in Canada, daughter Rosemary (also in England) and three grandchildren. Hilary expressed her gratitude towards all who supported her and her family during this difficult time. He will be cremated and his ashes taken back to England upon Hilary’s return to her home country, where his family will hold a funeral service.

The late Dr Matthew Flynn (85). Photo supplied.


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In spite of setbacks, Fhetani High flourishes Education Since the beginning of February, educators and support staff of Fhe­ tani High School in Mutele B, outside Musina, have already lost six days because they could not access the school because of the flooding of the local periodic stream that they must cross to get to the school. This was revealed by school principal Mr Gilbert Mbedzi when addressing the school-monitoring team from Vhembe District and Musina Municipality on Monday. Despite all the odds and a lack of resources, Fhetani High School, which has 789 learners and 24 educators - housed in eight normal classrooms and eight mobile classes - managed to achieve a 75% pass rate during the 2019 final Grade 12 exams.

The monitoring team, under the banner of the Vhembe District Covid-19 Command Council, visited the school to check if everything was going well during the first day when learners were returning to school. The team monitored aspects such as whether the road to the school was accessible, whether Covid-19 control measures were in place and whether personal protective equipment (PPE) was available. The monitoring team was satisfied that most of the safety measures were being followed at the school, although some of the learners were spotted not wearing masks on their way to school. “Some of the learners only put on their masks when they arrived at the school gate and this practice should be discouraged. Wearing a face mask saves the lives of the learners and those around them,”

said Musina Mayor Mihloti Muhlope during her address. Muhlope encouraged educators and learners to adhere to all Covid-19 health protocols. “We commend the principal, teachers, the school governing body, and parents who are contributing to the development of this school. It is rare to find a rural school like this one introducing a WhatsApp group to supplement teaching, because learners are coming in small groups. We were also impressed because the school did not allow their indigent background to stand in the way of success. The fact that they went out to seek donors for the building of their science laboratory, which is still under construction, is a huge achievement. If all the schools can follow in Fhetani’s footsteps, we will definitely defeat illiteracy and underdevelopment.”

TOP: Musina Mayor Mihloti Muhlope addresses Fhetani High School Grade 12 learners during their first school day on Monday.


Saturday 27 February 2021 Doornspruit Farm, Elim Road

Executive mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality Dowelani Nenguda (left) handed masks to some of the Grade 12 learners of Khangale Secondary School.

Khangale’s learners urged to get a 100% pass rate By Silas Nduvheni The executive mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, urged learners of Khangale Secondary School in Ha-Tshkhundamalema in the Mutale area to take education seriously, because with education they can improve their own lives as well as those of their families and their communities. In 2018, Khangale Secondary School had a matric pass rate of only 48% and was classified as one of the dysfunctional schools in the province. In 2019, the pass rate improved to 84%. Nenguda said that he would be very pleased if its matric class of 2021 obtained a 100% pass rate. Nenguda visited the school on Monday, which was the first day of the school’s academic year, to motivate the learners. “We have an Executive Mayoral Bursary Fund, which funds learners from

poor families who show that they are serious about education,” said Nenguda. Nenguda, who was joined by several councillors from both Vhembe and Thulamela, as well as members of the Vhembe Disaster Command Council, visited several schools as part of their ‘Go Back To School Campaign’. He also visited Tshanzhe Primary and Pile Primary School. The command council handed over masks, donated by Vhembe TVET College students who do tailoring, to the learners. Nenguda said that part of their visits to schools was to check and find out whether learners and educators were adhering to the stipulated Covid-19 rules and health regulations. The principal of Khangale Secondary School, Dr Tondani Nenungwi, promised that the school would work towards becoming one of the most improved schools in the province.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF VIRTUAL SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING: 25 FEBRUARY 2021 Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 19 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 that the Virtual 157th Special Council meeting will be held as follows: TIME : 14:00 DATE : Thursday, 25 February 2021 VENUE : Virtual Meeting The Adjustment Budget 2020/2021 will be considered at this meeting. All interested members of public are invited to attend the meeting. Enquiries must be directed to S G Maguga or M D Munyai at (015) 519 3000. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street, LOUIS TRICHARDT 18 & 19 February 2021 File No.: 4/2/2 Notice No 38 of 2021 MDM/lh/SpecialCouncilMeetingNotice_25Feb2021

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Still congestion problems at Beitbridge border post By Kaizer Nengovhela The temporary closure of the Groblersbrug border post to Botswana last week caused congestion at the Beitbridge border post. At the end of last week, trucks were lining up in queues of up to 10 kilometres outside Musina, waiting to cross the border. Some of the truck drivers who had been stuck in these queues for days said that the government should intervene to ease the congestion. One of the truck drivers, Mr Tawanda Magwera, said it had taken him three days to cross the border. “The trucks are not moving. I think you can spend two to three days trying to cross the border to Zimbabwe. It took me three days,” he said. Another truck driver was also stuck for three days but blamed part of the problems on the weighing process. He suggested that freight be weighed in Johannesburg and sealed. “The tonnes cannot be

different.” He said that the situation was frustrating, as no-one seemed to know what exactly was causing the congestion. “I’m one of the drivers who are stuck here. Now I’m here three days in the queue. We are suffering. There’s no water. I’m going to Zimbabwe. On this side they are saying it is on the Zimbabwean side, and on the Zimbabwean side they are saying it is on the South African side.” Home Affairs Director of Ports of Entry Mr Stephen Van Neel said that the long queues of trucks at the border post was a result of the closure of the Groblersbrug border post to Botswana, which had been temporarily closed because of floods. “There’s extra traffic on the N1 going into Beitbridge. The engineers are working and due to the fact that floods have impacted operations at Groblersbrug, we expected that there was likely to be an increase of movement.” He said that a contractor was already on site, fixing the damage at Groblersbrug border post.


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015 516 3981 LEGALS MARICULOUS SUPPLY AND PROJECTS CC No�ce : to all partners and customers of MARICULOUS SUPPLY AND PROJECTS CC of the Reg no. 2009/090241/23 dir. MASHILA VUSANI ROCHEL, the company is being restored to IN BUSINESS within 25 days as from now.

A.R. MADIA ATTORNEYS. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 All persons having claims against the undermen�oned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days from date of publica�on hereof. Estate number: 259/2021, Surname: SADIKI Names: NANGA GEORGE, Date of birth: 1953/03/15 Id No: 530315 5970 083 Last address: Erf 2163, Shayandima Date of death: 2021/01/23, Master’s Office: Thohoyandou Names and Surname of surviving Spouse: Thivhileli Sadiki, Date of birth: 1964/03/04 Id No: 640304/1103/086 Signed at Thohoyandou on 10th day of February 2021 Name and Address of Executor or Authorised agent: A R MADIA ATTORNEYS, House No 403, P-East, Thohoyandou 0950 Tel: 015 962 3001 Email: armadiaa�orneys@ gmail.com Ref: EST259/2021 ADVOCATE THABELO MANYELENYELE NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35 (5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 Kindly be informed that the first and final liquida�on and distribu�on Account of the Estate Late NETSHIOMBO TSHINAKAHO FLORAH Iden�ty NO.4606061068086 ESTATE NO. 193/2021 Date of death: 2020-12-30 Last Known Address: Stand NO 48 Mukumbani VillageCreditors and debtors in the abovemen�oned estate are hereby required to lodge their claims with and to pay their debts to

the undersigned within thirty days of the date of publica�on hereof. Dated At Thohoyandou on this the 08Th day Of February 2021 ADV. THABELO P. MANYELENYELE. Shothodzo Complex, Office NO.14 CELL: 076 744 8856 Email: manyelenyelet@ gmail.com Ref:193/2021


LOST OR DESTROYED DEED No�ce is hereby given in terms of regula�on 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937, of the inten�on to apply for the issue of a cer�fied copy of TG7214/2004 passed by KHANYISA EDUCATION CENTRE in favour of KHANYISA EDUCATION CENTRE in respect of certain Erf 63 Giyani-B Township, Registra�on Division L.T., Limpopo Province Measuring 1626 (One Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty-Six) Square Metres which has been lost or destroyed. All interested persons having objec�on to the issue of such copy are hereby required to lodge the same in wri�ng with the Registrar of Deeds Limpopo at Polokwane within TWO weeks from the date of the publica�on of this no�ce. Dated at Polokwane on this 08th February 2021. On behalf of the Applicant: MABOKU ISAAC MANGENA 22 Paul Kruger Street, Polokwane, 0700 TEL NO: 015 291 1992 FAX NO: 015 151 0173 EMAIL ADDRESS: rose@ mma�orneys.co.za

MUKHODOBWANE ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 ESTATE LATE TSHILIDZI MAGDELINE TSEISI, ID NO: 490909 0873 082 Date of Death: 30 March 2019 Masters Reference Number: 2185/2020 Last address: Erf no 2375 Shayandima Loca�on, Thulamela District, Limpopo Province. Creditors and Debtors in the above estate are hereby required to file their claims and to pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 (thirty) days from the publica�on hereof. Dated at Thohoyandou on this the 4th day of January 2021 A�orneys for Executor: MUKHODOBWANE ATTORNEYS, Office no 28 & 30, 1st Floor, Block D, Leda Building (LIMDEV), Thohoyandou, 0950 Tel: 015 962 0384 Ref No: MMP/MM/Est.34


who was married and residing at stand number 20001, Dzamba village, Dzimauli. Estate No: 002399/2020. Masters office: Thohoyandou. Date of death: 30 August 2020 All persons having claims against the above men�oned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days from date of publica�on hereof. Name and Address of Executor or Authorised agent: Takalani Gladys Ramarumo c/o NETSHIUNDA & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS, Office no 206, 2nd Floor, Old Mutual Building, Thohoyandou, P O Box 383, Vhulaudzi, 0926 Tel: 072 8148618 / 067 7371320 Ref: Mushiana R098

NGOTI DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS NOTICE FOR A TOWNSHIP ESTABLISHMENT OF 300 SITES ON THE REMAINDER OF PORTION 1 OF THE FARM NATURELLE LOKSASIE 272 LS (TSHIKOTA), OF THE MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN TERMS OF THE CITY OF MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY SPATIAL PLANNING, LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT BY-LAW 2016. I, Fumani Mathebula of Ngo� Development Consultants being the authorised agent of the owner of the Remainder of por�on 1 of the farm Naturelle Loksasie 272 IS (Tshikota), hereby give no�ce as provisioned in Sec�on 94 of the Makhado Municipality Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land Use Management by-law 2016, that I, the undersigned have applied to the Makhado Municipality for the amendment of the Makhado Land Use Scheme, 2009 in opera�on by the Establishment of a Township on the property described above, situated within the Makhado Local Municipality to accommodate a Township Establishment of 300 Sites. Par�culars of the applica�on, in terms of the Makhado Municipal by-law 2016, will lie for inspec�on during normal office hours from 08:00 to 15:30 at the Director Development Planning office, C001, first floor Civic Centre or Town Planning office, 83 Krogh Street, first floor Civic Centre, for a period of 30 days from the 12th of February 2021. Objec�ons to or representa�ons in respect of the applica�on must be lodged with or made in wri�ng and hand delivered to the above men�oned offices or posted to the Municipal Manager, Makhado Municipality, Private Bag X2596, MAKHADO, 0920 within a period of 30 days from the 12th of February 2021. Address of Authorised Agent: NGOTI DEVELOPMENT

CONSULTANTS, Tyger Valley, 687 Silverlakes Road, Hazeldean Office Park, King Fisher Building Unit 11. Contact Person: Mr. Mudau Khuthadzo Tel No. 012 770 4022 Cell No. 082 093 5347 E-mail: mudau@ngo�. co.za PONYE TRADING AND PROJECTS

NOTICE FOR SECTION 24G PROCESS (CONSEQUENCES OF UNLAWFUL COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIVITY) Notice is hereby given by LSP Oil (PTY) Ltd t/a Bambelela Energy (Pty) Ltd in terms of Regulation 8(1) of the Section 24G Fine Regulations, published in terms of the National Environment Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998), as amended to apply for ex post facto approval with Limpopo Department of Economic Development Environment and Tourism. LSP OIL (PTY) Ltd t/a Bambelela Energy (Pty) Ltd installed aboveground diesel tanks with a total capacity of 166 cubic metres without an obtaining an Environmental Authorisation from the said competent authority. APPLICANT: LSP Oil (Pty) Ltd t/a Bambelela Energy (Pty) Ltd. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The applicant developed a diesel depot with two above-ground diesel tanks with a combined capacity of 166 000 Liters (166 cubic metres) in total. The commencement contravened Section 24(F) of NEMA, therefore a Section 24G process in terms of the said act will be undertaken regarding the following triggered activities listed in EIA Regulations of 2014, as amended that required an Environmental Authorisation:- Activity 14 of (GN R 983) Listing Notice 1: “The development and related operation of facilities or infrastructure, for the storage, or for the storage and handling, of a dangerous good, where such storage occurs in containers with a combined capacity of 80 cubic metres or more but not exceeding 500 cubic metres” PROJECT LOCATION: Portion 7 of the parent farm Verbaard 53MT, within Musina Local Municipality in Limpopo Province of South Africa. The diesel depot’s geographical co-ordinates are: 22°29’34.36’’S and 29°59’26.16“ E. Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP): Please note that an application for Section 24G Rectification will be lodged with the Limpopo Department of Economic Development Environment and Tourism by Christina Molepo of Ponye Trading and Projects CC, as the appointed EAP to undertake the process. Should you wish to be registered as Interested and affected party, you are requested to submit your names, contact information, specific interests to the contact details provided below in order to be engaged throughout the process. Comments, interests, or concerns should be forwarded

not later than 20 days after the date of issue. Physical Address : 38 Protea Laan, Flora Park, Polokwane, 0699 Cell number: 076 875 6919 / 073 691 3924 Email Address: ponyetrading@gmail.com Fax number: 086 565 6244

SIGWAVHULIMU ATTORNEYS. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 All person having claims against the under men�oned Estate must lodge their claims with the Executor concerned within 30 days (for as indicated from date of publica�on hereof) ESTATE NO: 2281/2020 MASTERS OFFICE: THOHOYANDOU SURNAME: NETSHITUNI CHRISTIANS NAMES: MUSUSUMELI SIMON DATE OF BIRTH: 1957-06-01 ID NO: 5706016010081, LAST ADDRESS: NO: 417 Tshifulanani Mathule Village (LWAMONDO) Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Date Of Death: 09TH November 2020. Name and (only one) address of executor or authorized agent: PJ NETSHIDZATI SIGWAVHULIMU ATTORNEYS, Office No.06, 08 & 09 First Floor, Block D, Npdc Limdev Building, Thohoyandou P.O.box 747, Sibasa, 0970 Tel/Fax (015) 962 1097 Fax-Email: 0864654693 Ref: Est 2281/2020


NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 All persons having claims against the undermen�oned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days from date of publica�on hereof. Estate number: 150/2021 Surname: NETSHIFHEFHE Names: HUMBULANI BISMACRCK Date of birth: 1975/12/04 Id no: 7512045587083 Last address: Thohoyandou Block J EXT 1 Date of death: 2020/12/11 Master’s office: Thohoyandou Name and address of Executor or Authorised agent: SINGO ADIVHAHO AURELIA ATTORNEYS. Address: office no 46, 2ND floor, Limdev building, Thohoyandou. Tel: 015 969 1234 / 0818371061 e-mail: AAsingoa�orneys@ outlook.com ref: SINGO/aa/ N14

SINGO A A ATTORNEYS. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 All persons having claims against the undermen�oned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days from date of publica�on hereof. Estate number: 149/2021, Surname: TSHISIKULE

Names: MUTUKAMUTSHENA GIDEON, Date of birth: 1937/06/04 Id No: 370604 5097 085 Last address: Miluwani Unit C Date of death: 2020/12/08, Master’s Office: Thohoyandou Name and Address of Executor or Authorised agent: SINGO ADIVHAHO AURELIA ATTORNEYS. Address: office no 46, 2ND floor, Limdev building, Thohoyandou. Tel: 015 969 1234 e-mail: AAsingoa�orneys@ outlook.com ref: SINGO/aa/ T04 VENTER & VENTER INC

IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MAKHADO HELD AT DZANANI CASE NUMBER: 503/17 In the ma�er between: ASSUPOL LIFE LIMITED PLAINTIFF and MASHUDU JOHANNES TANZWANI DEFENDANT ID NO: 710706 5816 080 NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION IN COMPLIANCE with the judgment of the Magistrate’s Court of DZANANI and the warrant of execu�on re-issue served on the 14TH day of JANUARY 2021 the under men�oned goods will be sold in execu�on on the 05TH day of MARCH 2021 at 11H00 at SHERIFF’S PREMISES, MAKHADO TOWNSHIP, DZANANI to the highest bidder without warran�es or representa�ons. EXECUTION DEBTOR’S RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN AND TO: 1x1 4PCE L/SUIT 1x1 2PCE KITCHEN UNIT 1x1 TABLE WITH 6 CHAIRS 1x1 4 PLATE STOVE 1x1 OVEN 1x1 TV COLOUR FILM 1x1 WASHING MACHINE 1x1 BASE BED 1x30 ROOF TILE 1x1 PRIVATE REGISTRATION NO. HJT504NW Terms of sale: Strictly cash. Should VAT be payable in respect of the sale, it shall be payable by the purchaser Signed At Dzanani On This 27Th Day Of January 2021. JJR INC ATTORNEYS ATTORNEYS FOR EXECUTION CREDITOR REF: MAT12970 C/O VENTER & VENTER INC 31 Rissik Street, Louis Trichardt, PO BOX, 3077, Louis Trichardt, 0920 Tel: (015) 516 7771/2 Fax: (015) 516 5724 Email: celcoventer@ hotmail.com REF: CM VENTER/MD/ JA0102



in terms of Sec�on 75 (1) of Thulamela Spa�al Planning and Land Use Management By- Law 2016, read together with the provisions of Spa�al Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 for the construc�on of a Telecommunica�on Mast by Boniswa Towerco at Tshipako Village, Limpopo Province. We therefore give no�ce to the public. Par�culars of the applica�on are available for inspec�on during office hours (08:0016:30) at the office of Senior Manager Planning and Development; Thohoyandou Civic Centre Old Agriven building, Thohoyandou, 0950 for a Period of 30 days. Objec�ons or representa�ons in respect of the applica�on must be lodged in wri�ng to the Municipal Manager. Thulamela Municipality; Private Bag 5066; Thohoyandou Limpopo; 0950 within a period of 30 days from 18 February 2021 to 19 March 2021. Address of applicant: 329 Roan Crescent, Boniswa Corporate Park North Midrand Accepted as correct Ref:27/2020


Tshipako Village Boniswa Towerco yo ita khumbelo ya u bveledzisa �ethu uya nga ndayo tewa ya tshipida tsha 75 (1) ya masipala wa Thulamela Municipality pulana ho khetheaho na u shumiswa ha Shango a vhulanguli nga mulayo wa 2016, u vhalea na u netshedzwa. A u pulana ha sipeshala. u shumiswa ha Shango a vhulanguli nga mulayo wa 16 was 2013 u �atawara ya vhudavhidzani nga Boniswa Towerco kha muvhundu wa Tshipako Village , vundu la Limpopo. Ri divhadza vhadzulapo. Zwidodombedzwa zwa khumbelo zwi a Wanaka uri vha zwi sedzuluse nga tshi�inga tsha mushumo vhuka� ha iri ya malo u swika nga hafu ya vhuna ofisini ya mulangi muhulwane. Kha u pulana na u bveledzisa masipala wa Thulamela Municipality kha heyi adiresi: Thohoyandou Civic Centre Old Agriven building, Thohoyandou.0950 zwa tshi�inga tsha maduvha a furaru (30 days ). U hanedzana kana u imelela maluga a na khumbelo zwi nga itwa nga u nwalela muhulwane wa masipala kha heyi adiresi: Thulamela Municipality; Private Bag 5066; Thohoyandou,Limpopo; 0950 vhuka� ha maduvha a furaru u bva nga 18 February 2021 to 19 March 2021. Adiresi ya ane a khou humbela: Boniswa towerco, 329 Roan Crescent, Corporate Park North, Midrand. Ref:27/2020



Village Boniswa Towerco have lodged a land development applica�on in terms of Sec�on 75 (1) of Thenzheni Spa�al Planning and Land Use Management By- Law 2016, read together with the provisions of Spa�al Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 for the construc�on of a Telecommunica�on Mast by Boniswa Towerco at Thenzheni Village, Limpopo Province. We therefore give no�ce to the public. Par�culars of the applica�on are available for inspec�on during office hours (08:0016:30) at the office of Senior Manager Planning and Development; Thohoyandou Civic Centre Old Agriven building, Thohoyandou, 0950 for a Period of 30 days. Objec�ons or representa�ons in respect of the applica�on must be lodged in wri�ng to the Municipal Manager. Thulamela Municipality; Private Bag 5066; Thohoyandou Limpopo; 0950 within a period of 30 days from 18 February 2021 to 19 March 2021. Address of applicant: 329 Roan Crescent, Boniswa Corporate Park North Midrand Accepted as correct Ref:27/2020


Thenzheni Village Boniswa Towerco yo ita khumbelo ya u bveledzisa �ethu uya nga ndayo tewa ya tshipida tsha 75 (1) ya masipala wa Thulamela Municipality pulana ho khetheaho na u shumiswa ha Shango a vhulanguli nga mulayo wa 2016, u vhalea na u netshedzwa. A u pulana ha sipeshala. u shumiswa ha Shango a vhulanguli nga mulayo wa 16 was 2013 u �atawara ya vhudavhidzani nga Boniswa Towerco kha muvhundu wa Thenzheni Village, vundu la Limpopo. Ri divhadza vhadzulapo. Zwidodombedzwa zwa khumbelo zwi a Wanaka uri vha zwi sedzuluse nga tshi�inga tsha mushumo vhuka� ha iri ya malo u swika nga hafu ya vhuna ofisini ya mulangi muhulwane. Kha u pulana na u bveledzisa masipala wa Thulamela Municipality kha heyi adiresi: Thohoyandou Civic Centre Old Agriven building, Thohoyandou, 0950 zwa tshi�inga tsha maduvha a furaru (30 days ). U hanedzana kana u imelela maluga a na khumbelo zwi nga itwa nga u nwalela muhulwane wa masipala kha heyi adiresi: Thulamela Municipality; Private Bag 5066; Thohoyandou, Limpopo; 0950 vhuka� ha maduvha a furaru u bva nga 18 February 2021 - 19 March 2021. Adiresi ya ane a khou humbela: Boniswa towerco, 329 Roan Crescent, Corporate Park North, Midrand. Ref:27/2020

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EVALUATION CRITERIA: • 80/20 scoring points • Valid Tax Clearance Certificate • Copy of Company registration (CK) • Valid BEE Verification Certificate / Certified Sworn Affidavit • CSD Report

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Proof of Residence of the Company or lease agreement of company Company Profile Compliance to Specification obtainable in the Tender Document Price

NB COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION MEETING Tender documents without briefing will be obtained as from the 23 February 2021 and those which have briefing will be obtained after briefing at Central Office of Vhembe TVET College, Stand no 203, unit A, Sibasa, Limpopo upon payment of non-refundable amount of R300.00 and All renovations tenders will be obtained after briefing session upon payment of non-refundable amount of R1200.00 deposit to Vhembe FET main account at FNB: A/C no 62051338187: branch code 269149 will be acceptable. No cash and bank guaranteed cheque will be allowed. Ref number must be the name of the Company. All bids will remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date, the time and date of opeing tender boxes. Late submissions, telegraphit, telefax or e-mail transmission tenders will not be accepted. Vhembe TVET College does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept a tender as a whole or in part. All tenders and supporting documents must be sealed in a cover clearly marked “Tender Bid Name and Number as well as the station / Campus where it is required ” and must be deposited in Tender Box C at Central Office, Site No 203, Sibasa, Limpopo, not later than 25 March 2021 at 11:00 for all the bids. All enquiries can be directed to +27 15 963 7000 or by email to: tenders@vhembecollege.edu.za Mrs BR Hlekane The Principal

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Nature of Activity: The activity is for the expansion of Piggery from 20 sow unit to 500 sow unit and Abattoir. Application for Environmental Authorization will be submitted to Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), in terms of sections 24D of the NEMA, read GN R. 983 of 7th April 2017, an EIA is required for the proposed development. The following listed activity is applicable. Government Notice

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Location: The proposed expansion of Piggery from 20 sow unit to 500 sow unit and Abattoir on portion 0 of Locatie Van De Knopneuzen 230 LT Farm located at Tshimbupfe Village within Collins Chabane Local Municipality of Vhembe District, Limpopo province Geographic points: A 23o9’54.09”S 30o32’1.64”E

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C 23o9’58.14”S 30o32’1.42”E

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Name of Applicant: Makamba Piggery (PYT) LTD is applying for Authorization from the competent Authority, Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) Contact Person: Mr. Khakhathi Herman Mulaudzi. Name of Consultant: SHUMANI HSE CONSULTING CC

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Position Reports to: Head Office Location: Thohoyandou Head Office Murendi Properties and Building Supplies is looking for an experienced individual to join our dynamic team as an HR Officer. Your responsibilities will include the following. • • • • • • • • • • •

Update and maintain employee’s information on payroll and Provident/Pension Fund Ensure timeous relevant payroll data received from internal & external parties. Collect and verify time and attendance information. Monthly payroll processing on SAGE VIP Address payroll queries correctly and on time Prepare relevant payroll reports. Timeous and accurate statutory returns (UIF, SDL, PAYE) Ensure accurate and timeous Pension/Provident fund Administration. Knowledge in BBBEE verification process will be advantageous. Act as point of contact for HR related queries from employees Knowledge of labour legislation EE, BCEA, LRA and Skills Development

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The proposed expansion of Piggery from 20 sow unit to 500 sow unit and Abattoir on portion 0 of Locatie Van De Knopneuzen 230 LT Farm located at Tshimbupfe Village within Collins Chabane Local Municipality of Vhembe District, Limpopo province: Notice is hereby given in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations of Government Notice No. R. 983 of 4th December 2014 as amended and compiled in terms of chapter 5 of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act No. 107 of 1998).

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INVITATION TO BID Invitation to all interested suppliers rendering the following services: Towing of light, medium, heavy and extra heavy vehicles, tyre puncture repairs, laundry services for the period 01 April to 31 September 2021, six month contract: for SAPS Thohoyandou Accounting office. Bid number Name of institution Briefing session and collection of bid forms Venue

: 01/2021 : South African Police : 2021-02-22 at 09:00 : SAPS Sibasa Supply Chain Management

Bid document will only be available during the briefing session for those who will sign the attendance list Contact person: Lt.Col Ramabulana Contact details: 082 5658086/ 015 960 1200/ 1201/ 1203/ 1195

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All suitable service providers are hereby invited to bid for the below mentioned projects. Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable from 25 February 2021 at non –refundable amount of R600.00 per document at the Procurement Office No. B043 Ground Floor, 83 Krogh Street, Civic Center, Makhado or can be downloaded from e-tender portal for free https://etenders.treasury.gov.za/content/advertised-tender.







27 of 2021 Appointment of an electrical contractor for upgrading of Shefeera line

80/20 preference points

• Be in possession of a valid ORHVS certificate, with modules 1 to 10 or HVO-level 04. • Certified copy of CIDB grading 03EPPE/04EP. • A certified copy of a valid wiremen’s license • A letter/certificate as proof of being registered with the department of labour as an electrical contractor with ie or me (installation or master electrician) number.

Acting Director Technical File No. 8/3/2/1785 12 March 2021 Services: Mr MG Raleshuku Notice No. 39/2021 at 12:00pm or Mr TM Matodzi at 015 519 3000

28 of 2021 Appointment of an electrical contractor for upgrading Levubu-2 line poles and insulators replacement:

80/20 preference points

• Be in possession of a valid ORHVS certificate, with modules 1 to 10 or HVO-level 04. • Certified copy of CIDB grading 03EPPE/04EP. • A certified copy of a valid wiremen’s license • A letter/certificate as proof of being registered with the department of labour as an electrical contractor with ie or me (installation or master electrician) number.

Acting Director Technical File No.8/3/2/1786 12 March 2021 Services: Mr MG Raleshuku Notice No.40/2021 at 12:00pm or Mr TM Matodzi at 015 519 3000

29 of 2021 Supply, deliver 5 x CTVT outdoor units 22 KV for Makhado Local Municpality.

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30 of 2021 Refurbishment of Eltivillas Swimming pool

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Certified copy of CIDB grading of 02GB or higher

Acting Director Technical Services: Mr MG Raleshuku or Mr TM Matodzi at 015 519 3000 Acting Director Technical Services: Mr MG Raleshuku or Ms MJ Mokgaga at 015 519 3000

File No.8/3/2/1787 12 March 2021 Notice No.41 /2021 at 12:00pm

File No.8/3/2/1788 12 March 2021 Notice No.42/2021 at 12:00pm

NB: NO COMPULSORY BRIEFING MEETING FOR THE ABOVE MENTIONED Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorized person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked “As mentioned above” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than “As mentioned above” when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, No.83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • • • •

Valid Tax compliance status pin issued by SARS A copy of company registration documents e.g. CK Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID book(s), not older than three (03) months. Attach proof of payment for municipal rates not owing for more than (03) months or formal lease agreement for rental premises or letter from the traditional authority in cases of non-ratable areas. (Attach for both entity and directors of the company) • Copy of central supplier database report. NB: • Service provider must submit their certified BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African National Accreditation system (SANAS) or sworn affidavit. • All Service Provider doing business with Makhado municipality are required to register on the CSD (Central Supplier Database). • A copy of a certified copy will not be accepted. All procurement enquiries should be directed to Ms. P Mudau or Mr. M Ramabulana at tel no. (015) 519 3044/3024

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Brave Musina official catches a cable thief Musina News A cable thief got a bit more than he had bargained for when he was caught red-handed by a dedicated municipal employee. He thief is now contemplating his evil actions in prison. A superintendent in the Musina municipality’s electricity department, Mr Lawrence Ramukanda, explained that he had received a call that an interruption in the electricity supply in one part of Musina Town had

occurred. Ramukanda said he rushed there to investigate what might have caused the power cut. “I did not waste any time. I immediately got into my work vehicle and drove there. When I arrived there, I realised that cables have been stolen and there were fresh footprints leading to the nearby bushes.” He said he decided to follow the footprints in a bid to locate where the cable thief might have gone. “There was a risk that I might be injured

or killed, because I didn’t know how many people I was running after. Noting that cable theft has been a big problem in our municipality, I gathered enough courage and followed the footprints into the bush. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I immediately spotted one male cable thief sorting the cables behind a thorny shrub. When he saw me, he left the cables on the ground and ran away.” Ramukanda said he decided to give chase and followed the man at high speed. “Al-

though he was also running at high speed, I managed to increase my speed and catch him. He tried to resist, but I pulled him to my work vehicle and handcuffed him. I then called the police, who came and arrested him. I am happy that I have managed to bring change in this area where cable theft has become a problem. I believe it will serve as a lesson to other cable thieves that we will also catch them and hand them over to the police.” Musina’s municipal manager, Mr Nathi Tshiwanammbi, commended Ramukanda for his bravery. “What he has displayed is true dedication to his work. He went an extra mile to risk his life in order to protect the infrastructure of the municipality. We really thank him for displaying love of his work and his dedication to The cable thief who was caught red-handed by municipal employee. service delivery.” Photo supplied.

Border jumpers intercepted by the SANDF on 15 February at the Beitbridge Border post were held and questioned at a tent set up in the bush at the back of a truck stop.

“It is not that I love border jumping, but there is no other way to survive” their only hope of survival. If they did not, they said, their The Deputy Minister of Home families would starve to death. Affairs, Njabulo Nzuza, who Angeline*, a Zimbabwean visited the Beitbridge Borwoman, was among the group der Post on 15 February to of border jumpers who were witness the state of prepared- intercepted. They were trying ness, praised members of the to enter South Africa on 15 SANDF for their successful February through illegal routes. efforts in protecting the The border jumpers were sitborder. He visited the border ting in an SANDF tent erected post shortly after 20 border only a few metres into the bush jumpers were intercepted. next to the Limpopo truck stop “Keep up the good work you when Limpopo Mirror’s jourare doing. We want to make nalist arrived to investigate. sure we cover every possible “It is not that I love border route they use to enter the jumping, but there is no way country,” Nzuza said. I can leave my children to die These illegal entrants, howof hunger. Since the borders ever, say that the Zimbabwean were closed, life back home borders have not yet been re(in Zimbabwe) has been really opened and that sneaking into bad. The only way possible is to South Africa to buy products come into the country (South for re-selling in Zimbabwe was Africa) to buy goods for re-sale By Bernard Chiguvare

back home,” Angeline told Limpopo Mirror. She is a mother of three and her husband is unemployed. “If the borders are opened, I will come through the legal route, but Zimbabwe has not announced when the borders will be opened again,” she said. Another apprehended entrant, who was sitting next to two green fuel containers, also said that coming to South Africa to buy fuel for re-sale in Zimbabwe was his only means of living. His face was bruised. When the journalist asked what had happened to him, the 38-year-old man replied, “I have been living on selling fuel in Zimbabwe for a long time, but today my luck ran out as I ran into SANDF members. I don’t know what else to do.”

Univen students struggle to get laptops to assist with online studies in a deep rural area and has neither a laptop nor a smartThe University of Venda phone. (Univen) seems to have a Part of the letter reads: “I challenge on its hands as, missed an opportunity to do the according to the president assessment due to lack of inof the institution’s student formation, as I am not having a representative council (SRC), smartphone to access academic Gift Chauke, nearly 1 500 stu- activities. I am requesting (an dents are still waiting for lap- oral assessment) because this tops. This, he says, presents a is the module that will prevent serious problem when online me from finishing my degree.” examinations must be written Dr Takalani Dzaga, Univen’s and many students do not director of communications have access to the Internet. and marketing, replied to our This concern came to light media enquiry and said that after the De Beers Compathe university had already ny donated 213 laptops to submitted a list of students post-graduate students last who were in need of laptops to month. According to Chauke, the National Student Aid Fund many students are struggling (NSFAS). Institutions are to with their studies as most of the submit their inputs to NSFAS learning is now online. according to the proposed Limpopo Mirror was shown rollout guidelines on or before a letter by a certain student 20 February 2021. who is requesting an oral assessment on one of his modules that was done online via WhatsApp. The student currently lives By Bernard Chiguvare

Chauke confirmed that the students had requested assistance from the SRC to get laptops. “The need for digital devices is not limited to NSFAS-funded students. Registered students who require a device and opt to participate in the Digital Learning Device Scheme can be assisted to obtain a device through the NSFAS process. Students who are not NSFAS funded have an opportunity to procure the laptops through NSFAS. While non-NSFAS-funded students may be assisted, they will remain responsible for the payment of the device. Through this process, universities can order devices for their non-NSFAS-funded students and contract directly with the appointed service providers,” he said.

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Online learning presents a great challenge to students at Univen. Photo: Bernard Chiguvare.

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 21(1) (a) of the Local Government Act: Municipal Systems, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000) that the Quarterly Supply Chain Management Implementation Report for Makhado Local Municipality for the second Quarter: 01 OCTOBER 2020 TO 31 DECEMBER 2020 is available for inspection at the following office from Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:00 •

Makhado local Municipality 83 Krogh Street Civic Centre-Procurement Office No. B043 and C010 Makhado

The aforementioned report is also available on the Municipality’s official website at www.makhado.gov.za Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt Notice No 43/2021


LEFT: Pupils went back to school on Monday and for many this was a first. Young Nisma Patel started her school career as a Grade 0 pupil at Laerskool Louis Trichardt. Pictured with her is mother Raziya Patel. Photo supplied.


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Former TTM CEO dodges disciplinary hearing “Instead of availing himself before the committee in January, The communications manChokoe submitted another sick ager of Tshakhuma Tsha note,” said Madzuhe. Madzivhandila FC (TTM), Mr Madzuhe reiterated that Mr Livhuwani Madzuhe, is Chokoe was using sick notes as accusing the club’s suspenda delaying tactic. According to ed CEO, Mr Sello Chokoe, him, Chokoe was still part of of using every trick in the the club and he was receiving book to avoid appearing a full salary every month. Mr before the club’s disciplinary Madzuhe said that the club committee. According to Mr was forced to pay Mr Chokoe a Madzuhe, Chokoe was placed full monthly under precautionary sussalary in Suspended: pension about four months terms of Mr Sello ago, following allegations of the Labour Chokoe. fraud. Relations Mr Madzuhe said that the Act, until the former Baroka FC head coach matter was was served with charges of finalized. fraud towards the end of He stated last year. According to him, that, from the Chokoe should have appeared look of things, before the club’s disciplinary Chokoe was committee in November. He trying to delay stated that, instead of availing the case until himself before the committee, his employChokoe submitted a sick note. ment contract According to Madzuhe, with the club the matter was postponed to expired at another date in December, but the end the Chokoe submitted another sick season. As a note a day before the schedtemporary uled date. The committee was measure, forced to postpone the case to TTM appointJanuary, with the hope that ed Mr Tenda Chokoe would be available. Masikhwa By Frank Mavhungu

as the club’s CEO earlier this month. Masikhwa’s employment contract was terminated by the club’s new owner, Dr Abraham Sello, about two weeks ago. Several efforts to try and get comment from Chokoe were unsuccessful. His phone immediately reverts to voicemail and he is not responding to messages.

Nedbank Cup dates are confirmed 0-2 defeat they suffered at the By Frank Mavhungu hands of Moroka Swallows in The Premier Soccer League their league match at the Thoconfirmed the dates and hoyandou Stadium about four venues for the Nedbank Cup’s months ago. last-16 fixtures on Monday. Three matches will be Two matches will be played played the following day. Black next Friday. The Cape Town Leopards will host Amazulu FC derby between Cape Town All at the Thohoyandou Stadium. Stars and Cape Town Spurs The defending champions, Mawill be staged at the Parow melodi Sundowns, will enjoy Park Stadium outside Cape the home-ground advantage Town. In the other fixture, when they come up against which is scheduled for next Polokwane City. The match will Friday evening, Tshakhube played at the Lucas Moripe ma Tsha Madzivhandila FC Stadium in Pretoria. Apart (TTM) will host Moroka from the fact that they will be Swallows at the Peter Mokaplaying at home, Sundowns are ba Stadium in Polokwane. in top form and are still to lose TTM will try to avenge the a league match to date.

Maritzburg United are waiting for Orlando Pirates, with whom they will lock horns at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. Richards Bay FC will travel to Nelspruit in one of the three matches that will be played on Sunday, 28 February. Their match against TS Sporting will be played at the Mbombela Stadium. The Pretoria derby between Pretoria Callies and JDR Stars will be staged at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Chippa United will host Cape Town City at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Junior Manenzhe (11) is heading for the Stars of Africa Academy By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Nothing will stop Mamu Community Development from continuing to write a beautiful story on the page of community upliftment and development in the Sinthumule and Kutama areas. The organisation has just secured a place for one of its soccer stars to undergo trials at the Farouk Khan Stars of Africa Academy on 19 February. Junior Manenzhe, who plays for the U/11 Hollywoodbets Mabaleng Development team in the Makhado Local Football Association’s development league, was scouted by the legendary Jerry “Legs of Thunder” Sikhosana, Nhlanhla Kubheka and Clement Mazibuko after they noticed his talent a few year ago. Mamu Community Development’s general secretary, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi, said that they were committed to serving the community by making sure that they removed all boys from the harsh streets. “Our mission and goals include paving the way for local soccer talent, so that they get to compete with their contemporaries at national level and manage to get what is best for them,” he said. “So, we were happy for the boy when he was invited to further his soccer career on another level. We believe and trust Junior’s skills will be quickly noticed in the academy.” Mamu Community Development extended their gratitude for the boy’s sponsorship to

Hollywoodbets, Premjee and Son Cash & Carry, Collins Sebola Group, Phadziri & Son Bus Services and Coaches, Mikasa, KFC and Talisman Hire. Junior’s father, Mr Mashudu “Mayoyo” Manenzhe, said that he was happy that his son’s soccer future was getting brighter. “I will give him all the support. I am confident that my son will

go far, as he loves soccer. He fell in love with soccer at a very young age.” Junior excitedly said, “I'm happy. I'll pass the trials as I did before at Bidvest Wits Academy. I would also like to thank my coach, Mr Gwazda Nedzamba, for teaching me football and Mamu for helping me to go to the trials.”

From left to right: Jafter Mamugudubi (Mamu Community Development), Junior Manenzhe (Hollywoodbets Mabaleng Development) and Mashudu Manenzhe (Junior's father). Picture: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho.

Polokwane City up against Ezenkosi in league clash at Peter Mokaba

Although Pondo Chiefs collected the maximum points, they are still fighting for survival as they It will be business as usual for the teams affili- are lying in the second-last position on the log. ated to the GladAfrica Championship League JDR Stars will host Royal AM at the Soshanthis weekend. Whether Polokwane City will guve Giant Stadium outside Pretoria. University have enough strength to put a stop to Jomo of Pretoria FC will entertain Cape Town Spurs Cosmos when they meet at the Old Peter at the Absa Tuks Stadium in Pretoria. The UniMokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday af- versity of Pretoria will rely on the former TTM ternoon, is something that remains to be seen. forward, Wonderboy Makhubu, and Collins Cosmos are closely contesting for the league Mbesuma for goals. The pace setters, Sekhukhune United, will title. Ezenkosi, as they are affectionately battle it out for league points against TS Sportcalled, are lying in the ing at the Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa. The Cape Town derby between Cape Umoya United fifth position on the neering business, ventured into radio had no choice because there was only log, four points behind and Cape Town All Stars will be staged at the By our News Correspondent Cape Town Stadium. as a news reporter for Radio ThohoyRadio Thohoyandou to listen to. Now the pace setters, Whenever the word “radio” is andou in 1987. He was part of the team that there are different community Sekhukhune United. mentioned, an older generation of that introduced the current-affairs pro- radio stations around us, it gives peoOn the other hand, local radio listeners may recall iconic gramme called Ngei na ngei at Radio ple an opportunity to choose the radio Polokwane City are in names such as Tshililo Isaac “Sakkie” Thohoyandou. He also presented the station that serves their interests. As a the 12th spot on the Dagada, Russell “Razzmatazz” Golden Oldies (a programme featuring veteran, I’m happy that radio is being log standings. Mashige and Dan Mbulaheni “Papa old music), sports shows on weekends, celebrated as one of the best commuThe Kwazulu-NaDan” Singo. Like many other radio and death announcements (ndivhadzo nication channels the world has ever tal derby between veterans, these role models came to dza dzimpfu). He left radio when Raproduced.” Richards Bay FC mind when the world was celebratdio Thohoyandou merged with Radio and Uthongathi FC ing World Radio Day last Saturday. Venda to form Phalaphala FM in 1998. will be staged at the World Radio Day is internationThe veteran, who was also instruUmhlatuze Stadium in ally celebrated on 13 February each mental in the establishment of commuRichards Bay. The fact year. The decision to set aside a day nity radio station Makhado FM, says that Richards Bay and to honour the contribution radio has the radio of his time is vastly different Uthongathi are closely made to the world was made by the from radio now. “During our time, we contesting for the United Nations Educational, Scientific used to do most of the things manually, league title is reason and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) but these days technology has taken enough for the fans to on 3 November 2011 during its 36th over the airwaves. It is also interesting expect a thriller. conference. to note that the youth are dominating Free State Stars Dan Mbulaheni “Papa Dan” Singo of the airwaves these days as opposed to will enjoy the homeNzhelele Biaba, who used to command our time when radio was only for the ground advantage in a huge following during his heydays at old people. However, radio remains their match against the then Radio Thohoyandou, said the relevant even today because it reaches Bizana Pondo Chiefs fact that the world had put a special out to everyone with ease.” at the Goble Park day aside to celebrate the contributions Singo says that World Radio Day Stadium in Bethlehem. Retired radio veteran Dan Mbulamade by radio was good. comes at the right time when various The spirit is high in heni “Papa Dan” Singo (63) wholeSingo (63), who is now managing radio stations are operating around the Chiefs’ camp after heartedly welcomes the commemoa successful construction and civil engi- Vhembe. “During our time, local people ration of World Radio Day. beating Jomo Cosmos University of Pretoria FC’s striker, Wonder2-1 last weekend. boy Makhubu. By Frank Mavhungu

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Lidoda duvha and Bakgaga in DStv Limpopo derby By Frank Mavhungu The much-awaited DStv Premiership Limpopo derby between Black Leopards and Baroka FC will be staged at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon. Black Leopards had enough time to prepare for tomorrow’s game. Their last match was against Jomo Cosmos, whom they beat 2-1 in their Nedbank Cup match at the Olën Park Stadium in Potchefstroom two weeks ago. Baroka did not have much time to rest after Wednesday’s clash against Mamelodi Sundowns, which was played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria. The result off the game was not available at the time of our going to press. The match will be a matter of life and death for the Thohoyandou side. Lidoda duvha are currently languishing at the bottom of the log with nine points. Leopards have managed to win only two and draw three of the 14 matches they have played to date. Baroka, or Bakgaga as they are affectionately called, beat Black Leopards 3-1 in their first-round league match at the Thohoyandou Stadium in October last year. Baroka’s performance is, however, deteriorating with time. The Polokwane side were leading the pack at the beginning of the season. They are now lying in the 10th spot on the log standings. The Leopards’ defence must keep an eagle’s eye on Baroka’s top goal scorer, Evidence Makgopa, and the former Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila sharpshooter Nhlanhla Mgaga, or else they will suffer another embarrassing defeat. Black Leopards will pin their hopes on Ovidy Karuru, Lifa Hlongwane and their Lesotho international, Tumelo Khutlang, for goals, while

the likes of Onyedikachi Ononogbu, Xolani Ndlovu and Tiklas Thutlwa are expected to make things happen in the middle of the park. Should they fail to collect the maximum points against Baroka tomorrow, Leopards will have only themselves to blame. All their players will be available for selection tomorrow. Leopards will not come back to Thohoyandou after tomorrow’s game. Instead, they will travel to Durban where they will play against Lamontville Golden Arrows next Tuesday afternoon.

Black Leopards’ midfielder, Onyedikachi Ononogbu.

Are Vhadau Vha Damani ready for Stellenbosch FC? By Frank Mavhungu The action in the country’s elite soccer league will move to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday afternoon. That is where the DStv Premiership League match between Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) and Stellenbosch FC will take place. TTM must win the match to enhance their chances of escaping the relegation axe at the end of the season. Vhadau Vha Damani started the season on a high note, but their performance dropped dramatically this year. TTM managed to collect only four points this year. They drew 2-2 with Cape Town City at the Thohoyandou Stadium on 9 January and beat Maritzburg United 1-0 at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg last Friday. TTM jumped from the bottom of the log to the third-last spot on the log standings after their 1-0 victory over Maritzburg United. The Cape Town side are not safe side in terms of relegation. They are lying in the 12th position on the log with 15 points, three above TTM. TTM will not find containing the Stellenbosch goal poachers, Ryan Moon, Stanley Dimgba and the former Black Leopards sharpshooter, Phathutshedzo Nange, easy. Mokgakolodi Ngele, TTM’s striker, will be available for selection on Sunday. Ngele was out of action for several weeks after some misunderstandings with the management of the club over unpaid salaries. The Botswana

Black Leopards’ striker, Lifa Hlongwane.

Following a statement issued by the South African Football Association (SAFA) last week regarding the resumption of the league’s activities, clubs affiliated to the Limpopo Stream of the ABC Motsepe League held a meeting at the Seshego Stadium last Friday afternoon. In the statement, SAFA appealed to the ABC Motsepe League teams to start with their training sessions. According to the chairman of the board of governors in the Limpopo Stream, Mr Mighty Tjale, the meeting resolved that teams should start with their training sessions with immediate effect, but under strict Covid-19 protocols. Mr Tjale further revealed that the meeting had again resolved that the teams would be divided into two streams. Each stream will comprise nine teams. According to him, the number of affiliated clubs will be 18 this season. He stated that they were compelled to increase the number of teams from 16 to 18 because no teams were relegated to the lower division at the end of last season. Mr Tjale indicated that the decision to divide the teams into two streams was reached 2014 VW Golf GTi

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