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22 Desember 2017

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This is our last edition for 2017. Our offices are closed from 20 December 2017 and will re-open for business on 8 January 2018. Happy holidays from everyone at the Zoutpansberger. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy & laughter throughout the New Year!

Bittersweet Christmas By Andries van Zyl

The Louis Trichardt SPCA will celebrate a bittersweet Christmas this year. On the upside, they enjoyed a year of wonderful support from the Soutpansberg community. On the down side, they still have no answer as to what to do with the carcasses of animals that had to be humanely euthanised. As readers might be aware, the SPCA receives no government funding and solely relies on donations to do their work. For years, the Louis Trichardt SPCA has also doubled as the municipality’s “small animal pound” which the municipality is supposed to run and maintain. In recognition of the good work they do, the municipality made a decision in the early 1990s that 50% of all dog license fees paid to the municipality would be donated to the SPCA to assist them. For many years now, dog license fees are no longer being charged, so no payment is made from the municipality to the SPCA. Until the opening of the new landfill site west of Louis Trichardt (Tshikota), the local SPCA had an arrangement with the Makhado Municipality that they were allowed to bury the carcasses of euthanised animals at the Vondeling dumping site. Since the beginning of July, after the opening of the new landfill site, the SPCA has been prohibited from burying carcasses at the new dumping site. This sparked a lengthy correspondence between the SPCA and the Makhado Municipality’s waste-man-

agement department in an effort to get permission to have the carcasses disposed of at the new site. The municipality was sympathetic to the SPCA’s problem, but had to inform the SPCA that the new landfill site’s permit conditions did not allow for the dumping of animal waste. The new permit, amongst other, merely prohibited the disposal of “any infectious waste (that) is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of humans or animals; in the research pertaining to this; in the manufacturing or testing of biological agents including blood, blood products and contaminated blood products, cultures, pathological wastes, sharps, human and animal anatomical wastes and isolation wastes that contain infectious substances.” In the meantime, the animal carcasses started piling up at the SPCA. One Good Samaritan donated a small chest freezer to keep the carcasses in. This quickly filled up and the SPCA, out of its own pocket, had to buy a second, bigger, fridge at great expense. One option they had was to make use of the incinerator at the Department of Agriculture right next door to the SPCA, but this option proved too expensive as the department charged a fee of R116 per carcass that needed to be incinerated. Weeks of correspondence dragged into months. Hitting somewhat of a dead-end, the SPCA approached their attorney, Dr Suwil Rudolph, to approach the municipality for answers and a possible solution to their problem. In a letter dated 20 November, Rudolph reported back to the SPCA that

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the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), who had issued the permit, had indeed omitted the provision that allows the SPCA to dispose of carcasses at the new landfill site. He added that the municipality, upon realising that the provision had been omitted, did everything in their power to have the problem rectified. Rudolph further stated that the process

of having the permit condition amended was in an advanced state and that only the municipal manager still had to give his approval. All in all, the process was said to take another month. By Tuesday this week, just one day shy of a month, the SPCA had yet to hear any good news. Municipal spokesperson Mr Louis Bobodi did, however, confirm that the matter had been referred to LEDET

for technical advice on the extension of the validity of the licence and the development of an approved disposal pit for carcasses. “At the moment, we are busy with the implementation of the advice; however, it will take time because there are certain requirements to be adhered to for the extension of the validity of the licence before anything can be done,” said Bobodi.

Milan (links) en Rinard (regs) Schalkwyk was twee van die talle jongelinge wat Saterdag se jaarlikse Geloftefees by die Schoemansdal Feesterrein bygewoon het. Hulle was ook deel van die kinders wat blomstele op die ongemerkte grafte in die ou kerkhof op die feesterrein geplaas het. Die naweek se Geloftediens het vanjaar saamgeval met die 100ste bestaansjaar van die Schoemansdal Feesterrein. Lees berig op p. 3.


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Watter stories het die afgelope jaar reaksie ontlok? Deur Andries van Zyl

Die Zoutpansberger kyk in hierdie laaste uitgawe van die jaar weer terug na die belangrikste nuusgebeure wat weekliks die nuusblaaie gehaal het. Daar is besluit om bietjie datajoernalistiek te pleeg om te probeer vasstel watter artikels die gewildste was by lesers, veral artikels op die koerant se webblad, www.zoutpansberger.co.za. Anders as die gedrukte koerant, is dit baie makliker om Internet-gebruikers se leespatrone te bepaal, aangesien daar rekord gehou word van watter artikels lesers lees. Die oefening het nogal ‘n paar interessanthede opgelewer. So byvoorbeeld was dit nie altyd die gedrukte voorbladberig wat in ‘n spesifieke week die meeste aandag getrek het nie. Dit was ook nie altyd harde nuus wat die aandag getrek het nie. Meegaande was die top 10 artikels wat die afgelope

die Soutpansberg. Die twee het op 14 Januarie ‘n verjaardagpartytjie langs die Rietrivier in Ritchie (Kimberley) bygewoon. Beyers is voor Christo terug huis toe. Hy het egter nooit by die huis opgedaag nie. Christo het onverpoosd na hom begin soek en hom eers die volgende dag, met ernstige hoofbesering, in die Kimberley Hospitaal opgespoor. ‘n Weldoener het hom langs die pad gevind en na die hospitaal gebring. Beyers het egter nooit sy bewussyn herwin nie. Hy is breindood verklaar en – die vyfde-mees-gelese artikel. Die opening van die reuse nuwe Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou het ook geblyk belangrike nuus te wees vir lesers en was die sesde-mees-gelese artikel op die webblad met 20 100 besoeke. Die sentrum het op 24 Augustus oopgemaak en is die grootste van sy soort in die Thohoyandou en Thulamela

is op 21 Januarie oorlede. Die derde-mees-gelese artikel op die koerant se webblad was die van die aanval op Jack en Linda Oosthuizen. Die egpaar bly op die Rondebosch-kleinhoewe net buite Louis Trichardt en is op 16 Augustus wreed aangeval. Tydens die plaasaanval het Jack baie skade aan sy regteroog opgedoen. Hy moes ook heelwat steke aan die agterkant van sy kop kry. Linda is met ‘n pyp geslaan. Drie mans het die egpaar net ná 02:00 in jaar verskyn het: Die artikel wat by verre die meeste aandag op hul huis oorval. Die artikel oor die aanval op die die webblad gelok het, was die kort beskrywing en videogreep van die noodlottige vragmotor ongeluk op die N1 net suid van Louis Trichardt op 15 Augustus. ‘n Ongelooflike 40 825 mense het op die skakel geklik om na die videogreep te kyk van die ongeluk wat die lewens geëis het van die 29-jarige Godfrey Machaba (29) and 25-jarige Davhula Ndiafhi (25), beide van Tshakhuma, nadat hulle bakkie met ‘n vragmotor gebots het. Die ongeluk is op ‘n nabygeleë plaaseienaar se

Oosthuizen-egpaar het 27 005 lesers gelok. Tragedie blyk gewild te wees en ‘n artikel vir 2017 met meer hartseer is daar sekerlik nie. Vier dae ná die aanval op die Oosthuizen-egpaar het inwoners die skoknuus ontvang dat vier lede van ‘n bekende familie van Louis Trichardt in ‘n gru-ongeluk oorlede is. Dawie en Elsa Sadie, hulle dogter Franzelle van Biljon en Franzelle se oudste dogtertjie, Marizelle (6), het gesterf in die ongeluk op die N1 tussen Mookgopong en Mokopane. Franzelle se jongste dogtertjie, Zelmari (4), is in ‘n kritieke toestand in die hospitaal opgeneem, maar het die ongeluk oorleef. In totaal het 22 908 sekuriteitskamera opgeneem. In die tweede plek, met 37 659 Internetbesoeke, wat die hartseer verhaal van die dood van die 43-jarige Beyers Adendorff. Beyers en sy twee­ lingbroer, Christo, was bekende inwoners van

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Hy is op 14 Oktober in die ouderdom van 48 jaar oorlede. Ten tye van sy dood was die oorsaak nie bekend nie. Nuus oor sy dood het 12 821 besoekers gelok vir ‘n algehele agste posisie.

besoekers die artikel gelees. Die weer en natuur blyk ook altyd ‘n gewilde onderwerp te wees, veral as dit met skade gepaard gaan. Tropiese storm Dineo het in Februarie vanjaar gesorg vir ‘n paar benoude oomblikke, nadat dit die Mosambiekse kus getref en na die binneland toe inbeweeg het. Aanvanklik het die Suid-Afrikaanse Weerdiens ‘n waarskuwing uitgereik dat Limpopo en die Laeveld van Mpumalanga hewige reën kon verwag en baie het gedink dit gaan ‘n herhaling wees van die vloede van 2000. Dineo het egter vinnig spoed verloor oor die binneland, met geen daadwerklike uitwerking oor die streek nie. Dineo se vordering en gepaardgaande videogrepe van stormskade het 20 898 besoekers na die koerant se webblad gelok

munisipale area met 134 winkels en restaurante. Thohoyandou was ook die fokuspunt van die sewende-mees-gelese artikel op die Zoutpansberger se webblad, maar dié keer nie oor ontwikkeling nie, maar eerder oor vernietiging. Ongelukkigheid oor ‘n vlaag beweerde rituele moorde het oorgespoel in geweld in die strate op 25 Mei, met talle besighede wat hul deure vir die dag moes sluit. Onder die verdagtes was ‘n Indiërman en veral Indiërwinkels is deur die optoggangers geteiken. Die artikel is

deur 15 187 mense gelees. Nuus van die dood van ‘n voormalige, en soms kontroversiële, voormalige burgemeester van Louis Trichardt, rdl. David Mutavhatsindi, het ook baie belangstelling uitgelok.

Die artikel oor ‘n taxibestuurder wat koelbloedig op 4 Februarie voor sy passasiers doodgeskiet is, was die negende-mees-gelese artikel die afgelope jaar, met 12 768 besoeke. Die 37-jarige Collen Mufunwani het passasiers vanaf Beitbrug na Polokwane vervoer. Twee mans, wat direk agter Mufunwani gesit het, het hom by die Fort Edward-afdraai op die N1 suid buite Louis Trichardt gevra om die afdraai te vat. Mufunwani het geweier en die volgende oomblik het een van die twee mans hom summier doodgeskiet. Die taxi het die pad verlaat, maar kon langs die pad tot stilstand gebring word. Die twee verdagtes het die bosse in gevlug.

Die tiende-mees-gelese artikel was weer oor die tragedie van ‘n motorongeluk, weereens op die N1 suid. Twee voertuie het tromp-op met mekaar gebots sowat 20 km suid van Louis Trichardt op die N1, waarna beide voertuie in vlamme uitgebars het. ‘n Vierjarige meisie en ‘n 25-jarige vrou het verkool in een van die voertuie voordat hulle gehelp kon word. Die bestuurder van die ander voertuig het oorleef, maar ernstige brandwonde opgedoen. Hierdie artikel het 12 515 lesers gelok.

Drie verdagtes moontlik inbrekers Misdaad

is verlede Vrydag in die sentrale sakegebied van die dorp gearresteer, tydens ‘n voorafbeplande teen-misdaadoperasie. Volgens Radzilane het die polisie beslag gelê op ‘n ongelisensieerde 9mm pistool, drie selfone en ‘n mes wat vermoedelik gesteelde goedere mag wees. Al drie die verdagtes, Eric Munyai (42) van Tshakhuma, Calvin Thulani Mona (34) en Bethel Maluleke

(32), wat albei van Mosambiek afkomstig is, het Maandag in die Louis Trichardt Distrikshof verskyn op klagte wat verband hou met die onwettige besit van ‘n vuurwapen en nog ‘n aanklag van die besit van goedere wat vermoedelik gesteel is. Hulle is nie gevra om ‘n borgaansoek te bring nie en hulle saak is uitgestel tot 12 Januarie volgende jaar om die polisie kans te gee om hul ondersoek af te handel.

Die Makhado Polisie het vandeesweek die hoop uitgespreek dat hulle moontlik drie mees gesoekte verdagtes aangekeer het. Volgens die polisie is hulle besig met hul ondersoek om te probeer vasstel of die drie mans moontlik verbind kan word met die onlangse huisroof op ‘n gesin van Louis Trichardt wat in Jasmynstraat woon. Die koerant het verlede week berig oor Jandré van Jaarsveldt (25), sy ma Hesta Boshoff (50) en ouma Erna Prinsloo (77) wat op 6 Desember in hul huis deur drie gewapende rowers oorrompel en vir ure aangehou is. Tydens die roof het die ro­ wers met kontant, huisware, vuurwapens en juweliersware ontsnap. Buiten vir dié aanval, het die polisie gesê, word die moontlikheid ondersoek of die drie gearresteerde verdagtes verbind kan word met die onlangse kleiner huisbrake in en om Louis Trichardt. Plaaslike polisiewoordvoer­ ‘n Ongelisensieerde vuurwapen is ook deur die polisie afgeneem der konst. Irene Radzilane het van die verdagtes vir verdere ondersoek. Foto: Limpopo SAPD Dinsdag gesê die drie verdagtes Kommunikasiekantoor.


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Schoemansdal vier hul 100ste Geloftefees Deur Andries van Zyl

Soutpansbergers het Saterdag, 16 Desember, nie net Geloftedag gevier nie, maar ook die 100ste bestaansjaar van die Schoemansdal Feesterrein. Die gedagte om ‘n feesterrein vir die inwoners suid van die Soutpansberge te vestig, het waarskynlik sy ontstaan in 1916 aan JR van Breda te danke. Volgens geskiedskrywers het hy die idee geopper dat daar ‘n terrein gevestig word waar die jaarlikse “Dingaansfees” gehou kon word. Van Breda was heel bedrywig in politieke kringe en was destyds die Suid-Afrikaanse Party (SAP) se kandidaat in die Soutpansberg. Sy voorstel het vinnig aanklank gevind en die volgende jaar, op 15 Desember 1917, is ‘n vergadering gehou op die terrein naby die klein kerkhof digby waar die destydse Schoemansdal Dorp gestaan het. Tydens die vergadering is besluit om ‘n jaarlikse fees op die geskiedkundige terrein vir inwoners van die Soutpansberg te hou. Die eerste fees is die volgende dag gehou en deur sowat 2 000 mense bygewoon. Die destydse Minister van Lande, Kol. Hendrik Mentz, was die feesredenaar. Dit was waarskynlik nie toevallig dat Kol. Mentz genooi is nie, want ná afloop van die fees is hy genader met die versoek dat die grond deur die staat aangekoop moet word om te dien as ‘n feesterrein. Kol. Mentz was dadelik bereid om sy samewerking te gee en het hom beywer om die Unie-regering sover te kry om die grond te probeer bekom. Die eienaars van die twee plase, Lincoln en York, was bereid om dit te ruil vir ander plase en die besitreg van die grond het oorgegaan na die Departement van Lande. Die reg is daarna toegeken aan die feeskomitee van Schoemansdal om die grond vir feesdoeleindes te gebruik. Die jaar 1917 was egter vir die inwoners van die Soutpansberg om ander redes ook belangrik. Dit was 50 jaar sedert die dorpie Schoemansdal inderhaas ontruim moes word. Op 15 Julie 1867 het die groot uittog plaasgevind vanweë toenemende vyandigheid van die plaaslike bevolking en siektes. Die waens het begin koers kies in die rigting van Marabastad, Renosterpoort, Makapaanspoort en selfs Pretoria. Dit het ‘n einde gebring aan ‘n dorp se geskiedenis wat net oor die 20 jaar gestrek het.

Oud en jonk het Saterdag na dié feesterrein buite Louis Trichardt opgeruk om die 16 Desember 1838 Gelofte kort voor die Slag van Bloedrivier gestand te doen. Die Gelofte is voor ‘n stampvol feessaal deur die voorsitter van die Schoemansdal Geloftefeeskommittee, Abrie Wepener, voorgelees: Hier staan ons voor die Heilige God van hemel en aarde om ‘n gelofte aan Hom te doen dat, as Hy ons sal beskerm en ons vyand in ons hand sal gee, ons dié dag en datum elke jaar as ‘n dankdag soos ‘n Sabbat sal deurbring, en dat ons ‘n huis tot Sy eer sal oprig waar dit hom behaag, en dat ons ook ons kinders sal sê dat hulle met ons daarin moet deel tot nagedagtenis ook vir die opkomende geslagte. Want die Eer van Sy Naam sal verheerlik word deur die roem en die eer van die oorwinning aan Hom te gee. Die lees van die Gelofte is opgevolg met die hys van die geskiedkundige Voortrekkervlag. Vanjaar is die Geloftediens, asook die 100ste diens van die Schoemansdal Feesterrein, gelei deur ds. Petrus Kriel van die NG Kerk Levubu. Die Skriflesing was uit Ester 9:1 met die treffende boodskap wat gehandel het oor hoe God gewone mense gebruik, selfs ook soms dié wat vyandig teenoor jou is, om sy doel te bereik. ‘n Afskrif van die preek is beskikbaar op die webwerf www.ngkerklevubu.co.za. Die Geloftediens is opgevolg met die tradisionele kranslegging op die grafte van Voortrekkerleier kmdt-genl. Andries Hendrik Potgieter en die graf van me. Josina Van Warmelo, eggenote van die eer­ ste permanente leraar in die Soutpansberg-distrik, ds. N. J. van Warmelo. Kranse op die graf van Potgieter is namens die gemeenskap gelê deur Gert en Pieta Wepener, Riana Otto namens die Voortrekkers, Orion en Adri Theron namens die CVO Skool Zoutpansberg en Frits Ahrens namens die Louis Trichardt Boerevereniging. Die krans op die graf van me. Van Warmelo is deur Piet Bezuidenhout en Dries du Preez van die Hervormde Kerk geplaas, waarna die kinders by die geleentheid die kans gekry het op blomstele op die ongemerkte grafte te plaas. Vanjaar se Geloftefees is afgesluit met die feesrede, wat gelewer is deur dr. Wilda de Vaal-Stanton, wat gepraat het oor waarom Dingaan vir Retief vermoor het.

Gert en Pieta Wepener was Saterdag die eerste gewees om namens die gemeenskap ‘n krans te lê op die graf van Voortrekkerleier kmdt-genl. Andries Hendrik Potgieter.

Piet Bezuidenhout (links) en Dries du Preez (regs) het namens die Hervormde Kerk ‘n krans gelê op die graf van me. Josina Van Warmelo, eggenote van die eerste permanente leraar in die Soutpansberg-distrik, ds. N. J. van Warmelo.

Fanie Havinga, voorsitter van die Soutpansberg Distrikslandbou-unie, onder begeleiding van die perdekommando, het tydens Saterdag se Geloftefeesviering by die Schoemansdal Feesterrein die vlaghysing hanteer. Hy het tydens die geleentheid, saam met sy seun Carel, die geskiedkundige Voortrekkervlag gehys.

Kort voor die lees van die Gelofte, het Abrie Wepener (voorsitter van die Schoemansdal Geloftefeeskomitee) die Gelofte in ontvangs geneem. Die Gelofte is op tradisionele wyse deur die perdekommando, onder leiding van Henk Dafel, by die feesterrein aangebring.

Ekstra stoele moes uitgebring word vir die groot hoeveelheid Soutpansbergers wat die afgelope naweek die jaarlikse Geloftedagvieringe by die Schoemansdal Feesterrein bygewoon het. Meer as 250 gaste was teenwoordig.

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Two years later victims still search for answers By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The burnt out wreck of the hijacked bakkie.

Toyota South Africa Motors’ senior manager (Dealer Sales), Leane Thompson, officially hands over the Visitor Management Vehicles to the KNP. Receiving the donated vehicles on behalf of Management is the KNP’s acting managing executive, Nicholus Funda. Photo supplied.

New vehicles to help manage visitors Law Enforcement

Kruger National Park (KNP) management received four new vehicles from Toyota South Africa on Monday, 18 December, which will be used for providing information to guests, visibility on the roads and law enforcement in the park. The vehicles will begin to be operational during this festive season when the volume of visitors to the park will be high. The park receives more than 1.7 million visitors per annum and to provide wildlife experiences to these visitors, KNP developed a visitor management plan and these new vehicles form part of the plan. The vehicles will, among others, assist in the patrols of various vulnerable areas, spot checks at strategic points such as gates with emphasis on adherence to the rules and regulations and general patrolling wherein relevant information will be given to guests. “Now and then, especially during busy periods, we receive feedback from concerned tourists about rule breakers who speed on the roads in the park – which leads to road kills, whilst some protrude or climb out of their vehicles. These vehicles are an extension to those of our traffic officials, rangers and security staff and we are certain they will assist in this regard,” said KNP acting managing executive Nicholus Funda in a press release. Visitors are advised to plan their journey properly and to adhere to the gate times as

recorded on maps, permits and signs at the camps. Some of the rules and regulations of the KNP, which are well communicated on entrance permits, signage and pamphlets, include the following: * Visitors must remain in their vehicles unless in a designated area. Remember that no part of the body may protrude from a window or sunroof or any other part of the vehicle. Vehicle doors should be closed at all times. * The maximum speed limit is 50 km/h on tar roads and 40 km/h on gravel roads. Speed checks are done throughout the Park. All speeding culprits will be fined. * General rules of the road apply within the KNP; it is an offence to drive on South African roads without a recognized driver’s licence or under the influence of alcohol. * Adhere to the gate times. Gate times must strictly be adhered to. You must be inside your allocated overnight camp or exit the park before entrance gate closing time. No travelling before or after these times is allowed. (In December and January, KNP gates open at 05:30 and close at 18:30. Gate times must be strictly adhered to and latecomers may be subject to a fine). * No killing of animals – Poaching and killing of animals are strictly prohibited and severely punishable by law. * The feeding or disturbing of animals is a serious offence. Also remember, animals see litter as food! * No pets may be brought

into KNP. * Declare all firearms/weapons of any sort at the entrance gate. * Overnight visitors are only allowed to stay at a booked and recognised overnight facility and must report to reception before occupying accommodation or camping. * Vehicles of a carrying capacity exceeding 4 000 kg, buses or any vehicles with more than 25 seats are restricted to the tar roads. * A stringent noise restriction is enforced between 21:30 and 06:00. Loud car radios cause a disturbance to animals and other guests; volume levels should be kept to minimum. The use of cell phones is permitted only in camps, gates and in cases of emergency. * The use of roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, motorbikes and quad bikes is prohibited. Drones are also prohibited in a National Park. * Note that not all roads are accessible to caravans and, in case of high rainfall, certain routes might be closed. You are not allowed to drive “offroad” or on roads with a “no entry” sign. In conclusion, the KNP warned that rules and regulations are enforced under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act no. 57 of 2003) and transgression can result in a spot fine of up to R1 500 and subjection to court. The amount of the fine issued to a rule breaker depends on the nature and severity of the offence committed.

The vehicles will complement those of traffic officials, rangers and security staff and will be equipped with all the necessities, such as dash cams, first aid etc. Photo supplied.

In an unexpected turn of events, the case against a suspect in a car hi-jacking case, who was pointed out during an identity parade, did not continue in court. The two victims are now left disappointed and unsure of what to expect. A hawker from Louis Trichardt, Mr John Madavhu, was driving a white Nissan bakkie when he stopped to give a lift to two hitchhikers at the Muromani crossroad in Madombidzha on 25 December 2015. The two men then hijacked the car at gunpoint. Madavhu ran for his life and the burnt-out car was only found in ploughing fields in Tshikhwani in January 2016. No suspects were arrested at the time. Months later, the SAPS in Louis Trichardt contacted Madavhu with fresh news of an arrest, and he was asked to identify the suspect(s) during an identity parade. “I recognised one of the two men among the 10 individuals in the line-up, and the police said that he would go to court on Monday,” he said. The suspect, however, did not appear in court. The spokesperson for the Makhado police, Const Irene Radzilane, said that the case was neither enrolled nor struck off the roll. “There were some technicalities and the police’s investigations into the matter continue,” she said. Madavhu said that he was losing hope in the police’s ability to deal with the case. “I identified the suspect and still they released him,” he said. “I

swear it is him – I remember him clearly.” The stolen car apparently belonged to Madavhu’s older brother, Mr Thomas Madavhu. “I am really disappointed, because we hoped to see the police treating this case with the utmost seriousness,” he said.

John Madavhu says he is losing hope.

Hard work to make Lim roads safer Road Safety

The holiday season has officially kicked off and most people are finding themselves travelling to their various holiday destinations. Over the past weekend, the spokesperson for the Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport, Mr Moremi Matome, confirmed that more than 5 000 vehicles passed through the Kranskop toll plaza from Gauteng to Limpopo. Matome said that traffic was likely to increase even more, but that traffic officials had been deployed all over Limpopo to keep a watchful eye. He further added that the traffic situation at the Beit Bridge border post was also running smoothly and that the border would be open 24 hours a day to assist travellers as quickly as possible. In fact, Matome said, the department was so serious about ensuring safer roads this year that they had already launched a multifaceted project early on. Operation Ndadzi (meaning

thunder in Venda) was launched by the law-enforcement unit of the Department of Transport (DoT). The project this year not only targets unroadworthy vehicles, rule breaking and bad drivers, but also officials who accept bribes. “In fact, we are very strict about this. We don’t tolerate it from our traffic cops or the public. If caught, both will face severe punishment,” said Matome. A big part of Operation Ndadzi includes an undercover anti-corruption unit specifically tasked with catching bribers. The project will run until mid-January next year. According to Matome, the project’s stricter stance on road violators has already yielded some positive results. Compared to the same period (calculated from 1 December) in the previous year, the number of fatal accidents reported has decreased from 106 in 2016 to 78. On local roads, the Makhado Fire Station said this week that no serious accidents had been reported. This, however, did not

mean that the station’s personnel were resting on their laurels. On Monday, they were preparing for the launch of their yearly visibility exercise that will run from Tuesday, 19 December, until the first week of January. This exercise will also form part of an awareness campaign to remind motorists that speed kills and to be considerate toward their fellow motorists. The station manager, Mr Jack Ramalatso, advised motorists to stop regularly and rest before continuing their journey. Especially, said Ramalatso, if travelling on rural roads where stray and wild animals wander onto the road. Roads in the province, especially the N1, R71 and smaller roads, experience huge traffic volumes during the festive season. Therefore, emergency medical services from Vhembe will also be on standby. For assistance, the Makhado Fire Brigade can be contacted at Tel 015 516 0554/1/2 or 015 516 5588, the call centre of the local emergency services at 015 516 2395 or the Makhado SAPS at 015 519 4300.

Christmas message by mayor Sinyosi Season Greetings

Cllr Shonisani Sinyosi, mayor of the Makhado Municipality, writes: On behalf of the Council of Makhado Municipality I wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas and a prosperous new year. As Christmas and the New Year approach, we ask you to think about those who are unwell, who have been bereaved, the elderly, the vulnerable, especially orphaned children and those who feel lonely, and to be a good neighbour in this season of goodwill. Let me also take this opportunity to wish our 2017 matric class all the best as they wait for their final matric results. Remember

that “your life is a reflection of what you believe. You must set yourself achievable and realistic goals and believe in them, work hard to achieve them.” As Makhado Municipality, we invite those who require financial support to further their academic studies, to complete the Makhado Bursary Application forms that are available from councillors and our offices. As Council, we recently launched our 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against all forms of Violence on Women and Children. We made a clarion call that all forms of abuse and violence at home, at school and in communities must stop. We vowed to take action and unite to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse

and ritual murders. We call upon the people of Makhado to celebrate our cultural, religious and linguistic diversity. We must never allow culture or language to become a source of conflict and violence. We call on our communities to share, develop and celebrate our common values of solidarity and mutual respect. I wish you and your loved ones, our staff and the hardworking men and women in essential services a truly happy and peaceful Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Do not drink and drive. Speed and fatigue kill, take regular stops and rest, then proceed safely to your holiday destination. Let is all Arrive Alive!


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Thursday, 21 December

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KERKE/CHURCHES • Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (LTT) Tshirululunistraat 28, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 516 2272 • Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (Musina) Cass Straat 16, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 534 2126 • Agapé Gemeente (LTT) Sondae: Afrikaanse diens om 08:30 insluitend Peuter-, Kinder- en Tienerbedieninge. Sundays: English service at 10:30 including Toddler-, Children- and Teen Ministries, Past. Sampie van Niekerk, Tel: 015 516 3725 or 082 926 9538 • AGS Charisma (LTT) Munnikstraat 70, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Leonie Meyfarth (084 219 4406), Tel 015 516 0486 (kerkkantoor) • AGS El-Shaddai (Musina) Watsonlaan 17, Sondag 10:00 en 18:00, Past. Boetie Visser, Tel: 015 534 3361 / 084 456 6959 • AGS Charisma (Levubu) Sondag 09:00. Past Gys en Bettie Snyman 082 441 3951. • All Nations for Jesus Christian Centre (LTT) 93 Burger Street (Maranatha Centre), Sunday 09:30 & Wednesday 18:00, Past Benjamin Sithole, Tel 083 532 9492/ 015 516 2275 • Anglican Church / St Marks (LTT) 128 Munnik Street, Sunday 10:30, Rev Robbie Novella, Tel: 015 516 5165 • Baptist Church (Musina) Corner of Whyte & Limpopo Street, Sunday 09:30, Rev Paul Richardson, Tel: 015 534 0479 or 082 446 1728 • Baptist Church / Baptiste Kerk (LTT) Ruh Street 25, English: Sunday services 08:30 & Adult Bible time/ Sunday school 10:00, Rev Seth Meyers, Tel: 084 699 4242. Afrikaans: volwasse Bybelklas 09:15, dienste 10:00 en 18:00, ds. Johan Marais, Tel: 015 516 2714. • Catholic Church (LTT) Corner Burger & Jeppe Street, Mass times: 1st Sunday 10:00 - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday 17:00, Father Frank Gallagher, Tel: 015 516 0566 / 082 664 1393 (Catholic Church Musina, Tel: 015 534 2085) • Chapel of Grace Church Sunday 09:00 - 11:00 at Maurunwa/Siloam/Nzhelele Past Oke Tel 083 461 6455 or 072 976 3448. • St Peters Church (LTT) 33 Breda Street, Sunday 09:00, Tel: 083 377 0984 (Iain Purdon), 084 404 0050 (Soekie Bierman) • Emmanuel Christelike Kerk (LTT) Koraalboomstraat 3, Sondae 09:00 & 18:00, Jeug Vrydae 19:00, Past. Andries van Heerden, Tel: 015 516 4282 / 083 357 1658 • Evangelies-Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) LTT Lodge-saal (Hlangananistraat), Sondagoggend erediens 08:00, kontak ds. Herbie Lyon Tel: 082 906 0288 • Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) H/v Anderson & Songozwistraat, Sondag 09:00 en 10:45, leraar ds. Innes Nagel, Tel. 082 701 5602 • Gereformeerde Kerk (Musina) Wilsonlaan 1, Sondag 09:30, Ds. Cornel Nagel, Tel 015 534 2253/ 084 406 1723 • Hervormde Kerk Louis Trichardt H/v Stubbs & Forestryweg, Sondag 08:30, Ds. Gustav van Zyl, Selfoon 083 387 7548. • Hervormde Kerk Zoutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Elke tweede Sondag om 16:00, Dr. B.J. van Wyk, Tel: 082 828 5711 • Hervormde Kerk Zoutpansberg: Geloofsbond van Hervormde Gemeentes (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Sondag 10:15, Ds. Ronel Eckard, Tel 072 122 7956 • Hervormde Kerk (Musina) H/v Van Zyl & Celliersstraat, Sondag om 09:00, ds. Eddie Eckard, Tel: 015 534 2519 of 082 958 9095, Kerkkantoor 015 534 2756. • Lede in Christus Kerk (LTT) Joubertstraat 29, Sondag oggenddien 09:30, evangeliedien om 18:00. Past. Christo van Rooijen, Tel: 015 516 0521 / 082 465 8774 • Lewende Woord Louis Trichardt Louis Trichardt Lodge-saal. Sondag erediens 10:00 (Afrikaans) en 18:00 (English). Senior past. Andrew Bezuidenhout (071 078 1631) en past. Jan Wilkins (071 161 9254). • Levubu Christelike Gemeente (Hatfield) Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Craig Whitcomb, Tel 015 583 0134 of 084 400 8937 • Lewende Hoop Bedieninge (Louis Trichardt) Plaasgemeente, Sondagdiens 09:30, skakel Susan (076 812 4013) vir meer inligting. • Methodist Church (LTT) 79 Munnik Street, Sunday 09:00, Tel. 015 516 0446 • NG Kerk (Levubu) Perseel 316, Sondag 08:30 en 10:15 (LTT - Rondebosch Lapa), Ds. Petrus Kriel Tel: 015 583 002 / 082 898 2081 • NG Kerk (LTT) Erasmusstraat 23, Sondae: 09:00 oggenddiens & kinder- en kleuterkerk; 10:15 kategese; 08:30 Braambos; 10:30 Soekmekaar; 11:00 Waterpoort en Bandelierkop(1x pm); en 14:00 Kutama Sinthumule Gevangenis; ds. Jan Pretorius (079 881 9673), ds. Corné Burger (073 759 0451), Kerkkantoor 015 516 3902. • NG Kerk Soutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubbs & Andersonstraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. Etienne van Staden (083 274 3227), Kerkkantoor 015 516 4366 • NG Kerk (Musina) Ds. Henricostraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. André van Rooyen, Tel: 082 468 7640 / E-pos: ngkmsa@lantic.net of alvanrooyen@gmail.com • New Covenant Kerk/Church (LTT) 115 Krogh Street, Sondag 09:00 en 18:30, Louis Trichardt, André van Niekerk, Tel 015 516 5305 or 082 926 7313 • Ou Apostoliese Kerk van SA (LTT) Kroghstraat, Sondagdienste om 08:45 en 18:00, Priester JJ Janse van Rensburg, Tel. 072 544 7505. • Reformed Church Songozwi Corner of Songozwi and Anderson Street, Louis Trichardt, Sunday 11:00, Rev Paul Mushayabasa (076 860 0669) • Shammah Bedieninge/Ministries (LTT) Sondag hoofdiens & Kinderkerk 09:00, Huisselle 18:00, Donderdag: opleiding en geestelik toerusting, Vrydag 18:30 jeugbyeenkoms, Past Strydom 082 785 0265, kerkkantoor 015 516 4018, Rissikstraat 50 • Sewendedag-adventiste (LTT) Groblerstraat, Saterdag 09:00 en 11:00, leraar Johan Steyn, Tel 082 372 7362 • Sewendedag-adventiste (Musina) H/v Turner & Whytestraat, Saterdag 11:00, Marguerite Sindon & Marietjie Diener, Tel: 015 534 3240 / 082 358 2526 • Volle Evangelie Kerk (LTT) H/v Rissik & Burgersraat, Sondae 09:00 & 17:00, Past. Philip de Jager, Tel: 015 516 0758 / 071 674 7205 • Volle Evangelie Kerk Ebenhaeser (Musina) H/v Turner & Watsonstraat, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Jimmy Venter, Tel: 082 920 4493 • Veritas Gemeenskapskerk (LTT) Groblerstraat 80, Sondae 09:00, dr. Philip Venter, Tel. 083 444 7672

Friday, 22 December

Saturday, 23 December

A thunderstorm in spots.

A bit of rain in the morning.

Cloudy, a thunderstorm in spots.

High: 25oC Low: 17oC

High: 30oC Low: 18oC

High: 28oC Low: 17oC

WHAT IS HAPPENING? DEURLOPEND AA BYEEN Alkoholiste Anoniem (AA)

vergader elke Maandag om 18:00 by die Metodiste Kerk te Munnikstraat 79 in Louis Trichardt en almal wat daaraan ‘n behoefte het om die vergadering by te woon, is welkom. Die AA vergader ook elke Woensdag vanaf 18:00 in Levubu. Vir meer inligting, skakel Jannie by tel. 076 501 8285.

ONDERSTEUN BERGCARE CHARITY SHOP Die Bergcare Charity

Shop op die perseel van die Haantjie Kerk (NG Kerk Louis Trichardt) is oop weeksdae van 07:00 tot 12:00. “Kom ondersteun gerus. U is ook welkom om alle onnodige huisraad of klere te skenk. Die inkomste van Bergcare Charity Shop word gebruik vir die aankope van kos vir die Bergcare Bejaarde-projek,” sê die projekbestuurders. Vir meer inligting, skakel 015 516 3902.

“Ons nooi almal wat foto’s, koerantberigte of ander inligting het om dit met ons te deel, of alternatiewelik met Ralda van Wyk (e-pos: raldavw@lantic.net) in verbinding te tree,” nooi die gemeente. Ralda kan ook geskakel word by tel. 082 854 5910.

DECEMBER

BY 22 KERSSANGDIENS HAANTJIEKERK

Die NG Kerk Louis Trichardt-gemeente (Haantjiekerk) LUISTER AFRIKAANS OP MANNE VAN DIE WOORD Die nooi oud en jonk na hul Kerssangdiens op VryMAKHADO FM Inwoners van Louis Manne van die Woord in Louis Trichardt kom dag, 22 Desember. Trichardt en omstreke kan elke Woensdag tussen elke Vrydag van 05:45 tot 06:45 by Ocean BasDie diens begin om 18:30 in die kerktuin. 11:00 en 12:00 inskakel vir die Afrikaanse uur op ket in Songozwistraat byeen. “Ons gaan lekker gemaklike Kersliedjies sing,” die sender van Makhado FM 107.3. Vir meer inligting kan Tobias Fourie by 082 sê die gemeente. Weekliks word daar oor interessante onder451 4249 geskakel word. Eie stoele moet saamgebring word, asook ‘n werpe, in Afrikaans, gesels. piekniekmandjie vir diegene wat wil. Skakel vir Pétria de Vaal-Senekal vir enige GISTER-SE-JEUG BYEEN Die Gister-se-Jeug klub, waar jonger en ouer seniors navrae, of as daar onderwerpe is waarvan luisteTHE NIGHT BEFORE raars meer wil weet of as daar interessanthede welkom is, vergader elke Dinsdag van 09:00 CHRISTMAS On Christmas eve oor ons omgewing en sy mense is wat u met tot 11:00 in die Hervormde Kerk se saal op die (24 December), Clemour Ngobeni will be hostluisteraars wil deel. hoek van Stubbsstraat en Forestryweg in Louis ing a red-carpet music concert called The Night Pétria kan geskakel word by tel. 082 555 1672. Before Christmas with Clemour. Trichardt. Vir meer inligting kan Willie Agenbacht The event will be held at the Fountains of Life • KARATEKAS OEFEN Die geskakel word by tel. 083 453 6597, Flippie church at Ha-Chabani. The venue can accomDiedericks by 071 671 9866 of Anna Lordan by Soutpansberg Kofukan Karateklub oefen elke modate 1 100 people. A number of guest artists Woensdag vanaf 18:00 tot 20:00 by die Emmanu- from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Limpopo and Cape 082 921 6110. el Christian School net buite Louis Trichardt. Town will also join Clemour on stage. BAHÁ’Í INFORMATION CENVir meer inligting, skakel Tommy by tel. 083 TRE The Bahá’í Information Centre in Louis 346 6600. OUJAARSDANS Die DisTrichardt holds multi-faith devotionals every siplek Hengeloord (Waterpoort) hou VLEIS TEEN SAKPASPRYSE Thursdays from 19:30. op Sondag, 31 Desember, weer hul gewilde Die NG Kerk Soutpansberg-gemeente bied tans “Do not allow difference of opinion, or Oujaarsdans. top-gehalte vleis teen sakpaspryse te koop aan. diversity of thought to separate you from your Die dans, in die vorm van ‘n bring-en-braai, Lekker wors en maalvleis is beskikbaar, asook begin om 18:00 en kaartjies kos R100 per perfellowmen, or to be the cause of dispute, hatred and strife in your hearts. Rather, search diligently smullekker sosaties, biltong en droëwors. Ander soon. Die prys sluit bykosse in. snitte kan ook op bestelling gereël word. for the truth and make all men your friends.” Braaipakkies sal ook verkoop word, maar Vir meer inligting of bestellings, skakel Thea For more information phone 081 884 9553 moet vooraf bespreek word. Slegs ‘n kontantby die kerkkantoor by tel. 015 516 4366. (after hours). Alternatively, visit the website at kroeg sal beskikbaar wees en geen koelbokse sal www.bahai.org. toegelaat word nie. SKAAKKLUB Louis Trichardt het nou Vir navrae, skakel Renske by tel. 082 780 GEBEDSBYEENKOMS Shammah sy eie skaakklub wat elke weeksaand bymekaar 7513 (renske@webmail.co.za) of Dries by 082 Bedieninge te Rissikstraat 50 in Louis Trichardt kom. 411 3730 (asvanderwalt@xnets.co.za). nooi alle besigheidspersone uit om elke WoensVir meer inligting, skakel Willem by tel. 015 Aangesien die sein swak is, sal dit beter wees dag vanaf 05:45 tot 06:30 saam te kom bid. 516 1942. om ‘n WhatsApp te stuur. “Wees deel van ‘n geleentheid waar ons op ‘n DOJO OEFENTYE Die Ninjutsu Dojo ontspanne en informele wyse mekaar bemoedig BERGCARE MPY is ‘n geregistreerde (Shio pan yama dojo Soutpansberg-skool) by wyse van gebed en gedagtes uit die Woord. Openbare Weldaads Organisasie sonder oefen elke Maandag en Woensdag vanaf 17:30 Ons hanteer graag ook spesiale gebedsversoeke,” winsbejag wat in samewerking met ander tot 19:00 in die stoeisaal. Privaatklasse, asook nooi die gemeente. gemeenskapsorganisasies hulpverlening kinderklasse, is beskikbaar. Vir meer inligting Vir navrae, skakel past. Francois Strydom by doen binne die breë gemeenskap van kan shihan Swanepoel geskakel word by tel. Louis Trichardt. tel. 082 7850 265 of Johan Kruger by 078 451 076 467 2306. Die groep kan ook op Facebook 9211. Hulle dienste sluit in: gevolg word by “Shio Pan Yama Dojo”

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Inwoners word uitgenooi om elke Woensdag vanaf 08:00 tot 09:00 saam te kom bid vir die gemeenskap en die land tydens ‘n interkerklike biduur by die Louis Trichardt Metodistekerk. Vir meer inligting, skakel past. Leonie Meyfarth by tel. 084 219 4406.

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HELP LEVUBU SE GESKIEDENIS NAVORS Die NG Kerk Levubu-ge-

meente het ‘n eie Facebook-blad, met die naam NG Kerk Levubu, begin met die uitsluitlike doel om die geskiedenis van die Levubu-omgewing na te vors van die 1800’s af tot nou.

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WEEKLY DAM LEVELS According to latest available information from the Department WEEKLIKSE of Water Affairs and Forestry as on Monday, 11 Desember. DAMVLAKKE

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11/12/2017 04/12/2017

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77.2% 89.8% 34.4% 12.4% 59.7% 16.2% 96.1% 55.1% 72.6% 45.6% 41.5% 89.1%

EMERGENCY NUMBERS - 10111/ 015 519 4300 / 083 206 5594 • Ambulance/Ambulans - 015 516 4378 015 516 2395 • Electricity/Elektrisiteit - 015 516 2990 • Water - 015 516 2990 • Fire Brigade/Brandweer - 015 516 0551 015 516 0554 • Munisipaliteit/Municipality - 015 519 3000 • Hospital (Government) - 015 516 0148 / 9 • Hospital (Private) - 015 516 0720 015 516 6980 • SPB Dorpswag - 082 251 0827

MUSINA • SAPS/SAPD • Ambulance/Ambulans • Fire Brigade/Brandweer • Hospital (Government) • Municipality • Electricity/Water

- 10111 / 015 534 7601 - 10177 / 015 534 0061 - 015 534 0061 - 015 534 0446 / 7 - 015 534 6000 - 083 457 2183

LEVUBU • SAPS/SAPD

- 015 583 7400 015 583 7418 • Municipal and other services (see Louis Trichardt)

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77.4% 89.7% 34.3% 12.1% 60.5% 16.5% 96.3% 56.6% 74.3% 46.6% 41.3% 87.4%

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Monday, 25 December

Tuesday, 26 December

Wednesday, 27 December

Cloudy, a thunderstorm in spots.

Cloudy with a stray thunderstorm.

Cloudy, a thunderstorm in spots.

Cloudy with a bit of rain.

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WAT GEBEUR? Remember to book SPCA boarding SPCA News

Holiday time is once again upon us, but are your pets as excited as you are about this time of year? The Louis Trichardt SPCA voiced its concerns this week regarding the proper caring for animals as this is the society’s busiest time of the year. “Compassion comes in all forms and we ask for consideration towards all animals this festive season,” said the SPCA. The excessive heat and the drought continue to affect animals. “We ask that reports of suffering be submitted timeously,” said the SPCA. This not only relates to pets and animals on farms, but also to working animals such as guard dogs who may be suffering on duty in adverse weather conditions. The SPCA also warned pet owners that the festive season coincides with the discharging of fireworks. “If you are leaving your pets at home during the holiday, please make sure you have made adequate arrangements with a reliable person to feed and take care of them. Remember, there will be fireworks while you are away, so make sure you are prepared. Fireworks can be extremely dangerous, even fatal to your pets, so make sure they

enjoy the festive season as much as you do,” said the SPCA. The SPCA urged responsible pet owners to protect their pets during the discharging of fireworks. “Firework displays bring confusion, anxiety and fear into the lives of animals, causing many to run away from their homes in an effort to escape the frightening detonations,” said the SPCA. They shared a few tips to help keep pets safe during fireworks: * Ensure all animals have identification and, if possible, stay home with them if you suspect fireworks fiends are about. If you can’t be home with them, keep them inside and preferably in a room such as the kitchen where the windows are higher (and more difficult to jump through). Attempt to mask any noise by drawing curtains and playing calming music at a reasonable volume and put familiar and comforting things around them, such as toys, baskets etc. Provide them with something to do, such as giving your dog a chewy bone or lots of catnip or a catnip toy for felines. If your pets do react badly to fireworks, then seek professional advice from your veterinarian. The SPCA also reminded pet owners that they can already book boarding at the SPCA

for the holiday season as soon as possible, as limited space is available. Bookings can be made by phoning Lawrence at Tel 082 965 5151 or Grietjie at Tel 072 516 6895 “Please make sure to confirm your booking and don’t rely on leaving a voice message,” said the SPCA. For your pets’ own safety, you must make sure that all your pet’s inoculations are up to date, as well as deworming and dipping. Proof of inoculation will be required to ensure the safety of animals already at the SPCA. Boarding fees are R50 per dog per day and R40 per cat per day, which includes shelter, bedding and food. “You are welcome to bring your pet’s own bedding and food if you wish, though, to aid them in feeling more at home, relaxed and comfortable,” said the SPCA. The Louis Trichardt SPCA’s office hours are Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:00 and Saturdays from 08:00 to 13:00. After-hour collections of pets can be pre-arranged. For more information you can contact Lawrence on 082 965 5151 or Alicia on 084 900 5332 or send them a Facebook message on their Facebook page https://www.facebook. com/SPCA-Louis-Trichardt-109664612517237/.

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Insp Lawrence Khodobo Cell 082 965 5151

ALCOHOLICS DEPRESSIEF

MOEDELOOS ANONYMOUS DESPERAAT Contact: Jannie - 076 501 8285 24/7 or Makweta 082 063 7500 Levubu / Louis Trichardt and Thohoyandou

Skakel en kry HULP!

Beraders: 072 262 8646 / 084 616 2355 / 082 256 6423 / 083 257 3127 Ondersteuningsgroep: Posbus 85, Louis Trichardt

Die eerste meisiestennisspan van Hoërskool Ben Vorster in Tzaneen het hul dank uitgespreek teenoor al die instansies in Levubu wat danksy hul skenkings dit vir die span moontlik gemaak het om as span pragtig te lyk. “Ons dank gaan aan Tru Tombstones vir die rokkies, Lalani Lodge vir die baadjies en Levubu Vulstasie vir die sakkies. Ons waardeer dit opreg,” het die skool gesê. Afgeneem is voor, van links na regs, Zani en Nicole. Agter is Christine, Christelle en Louise. Foto verskaf.

CURRENTLY UP FOR ADOPTION AT SPCA LOUIS TRICHARDT Contact Insp Lawrence Khodobo Cell 082 965 5151• Follow SPCA Louis Trichardt on Facebook

Amelia Female

Ace Male

Lulu-Belle Female

Kramer Male

Rose Female

Beautiful Puppies

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ZOUTPANSBERGER, 22 DECEMBER 2017

NERSA only approves a 5.23% tariff increase Consumer News

Die Schoemansdal Geloftefees het verlede week sy 100ste bestaansjaar gevier. As deel hiervan is Geloftedag (16 Desember) voorafgegaan met ‘n opwindende program boeresport vir die jongspan. Een van die speletjies was Kennetjie, wat deur die aregeoloog en ‘n kenner van die spel, prof. Anton van Vollenhoven, aangebied is. Armand Joubert was een van die spelers om sy vernuf uit te toets.

Good news for consumers is that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) did not approve Eskom’s attempt to implement a 19,9% average price increase. Instead, NERSA announced on Friday that it had approved Eskom’s allowable revenue of R190.348 billion for the 2018/19 financial year, instead of the R219.514 billion initially asked for by Eskom. “The approved allowable revenue of R190.348bn will result in an average percentage price increase of 5.23%,” said NERSA in a press release. NERSA further decided that the allowed revenues must be recovered from Eskom’s standard and non-standard tariff customers (NPAs and international customers), based on the previously approved tariff principles and structures, using the Eskom Retail Tariff Structural Adjustment (ERTSA) methodology as approved by NERSA. NERSA said they had followed due regulatory processes in considering Eskom’s revenue application for 2018/19. “On 13 September 2017, Eskom’s application was published on NERSA’s website, along with an invitation to stakeholders to submit written comments. A total of 23 000 written comments were received from stakeholders, consisting of comments from private individuals, small users, intensive energy users, non-government organisations (NGOs) and environmental activists, as well as local government and other stakeholders,” said NERSA. The comments NERSA received, included the view that Eskom is going to see a continuous decrease in sales volume as consumers transition to

more affordable alternatives. Some stakeholders recommend the decommissioning, mothballing or cold reserve of older, less efficient (in terms of emissions and operationally) power stations. Another comment was that, due to decreasing electricity demand, Eskom is incurring increased coal costs as it needs to buy expensive short-term coal contracts rather than committing to long-term coal contracts. Most coal contracts are such that Eskom has to pay for the coal, irrespective of whether it is used or not. There was also a major concern over Eskom’s Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) programme, which has escalated exponentially since its inception and which is caused mainly by the Medupi, Kusile, and Ingula projects. Such rapid escalation requires a serious revaluation. “The demand for electricity is not expected to increase, therefore any further capital expansion programmes are unnecessary. Eskom’s application of R77 billion for CAPEX in 2018/19 is excessive – it is one third of Eskom’s annual income,” was one of the conclusions NERSA came to regarding the comments. In addition to publishing Eskom’s application for comments, NERSA said it had also conducted public hearings in eight provinces of South Africa from 30 October to 22 November 2017. “The public hearings afforded interested and affected stakeholders the opportunity to submit their views, facts and evidence. A total of 96 oral presentations were made. The Energy Regulator appreciates and encourages stakeholder participation in its decision-making processes and would like to thank all stakeholders for their valuable comments and input,” said NERSA.

Nou die tyd om veiligheid op te skerp Veiligheidswenke

Regte egte boeresport het vanjaar se Geloftefees by Schoemansdal voorafgegaan. Schalk Senekal was een van die jongspan wat gekyk het hoeveel teikens hy kon raakskiet met ‘n kettie.

Desember beteken vir baie van ons vakansietyd, maar, waarsku Ralda van Wyk van PSG in Levubu, dit is ook die tyd wanneer mense hulle persoonlike veiligheid moet opskerp. “Wanneer die skole sluit, begin kantore leegloop, winkels en paaie raak besig, en daar heers ´n onmiskenbare vakansiestemming. Ons wens u ‘n welverdiende blaaskans toe,” het Van Wyk gesê. Tog het sy gewaarsku: “Ons herinner u om u geliefdes, wagwoorde en beursies veilig te bewaar. Meer finansiële transaksies, tesame met ‘n meer ont­spanne omgewing, skep ongelukkig geleenthede vir hulle wat

nie so eerlik soos ons is nie. Swendelaars en kuberskelms gaan nie met vakansie in die feestyd nie. Daarom herinner ons al ons kliënte om, net soos gedurende die res van die jaar, steeds op hul hoede te wees, en bedag te wees op verdagte e-posboodskappe, transaksies en bedrywighede,” het Van Wyk gesê. Sy het ‘n paar wenke gegee oor hoe inwoners hulle rekeninge in hierdie tyd kan beveilig. * Tik die webwerfadresse in moenie net die skakels volg wat by e-posboodskappe ingesluit is nie. * Moenie wagwoorde weer gebruik nie, veral nie vir transaksiewebwerwe nie. * Moenie op e-pos aanhangsels

klik nie, tensy u weet van wie af dit kom en die betrokke dokument verwag. * Moenie onbeskermde WiFi-konneksies gebruik nie. * Moet nooit u aanmeldbesonderhede (login) verklap nie. * As u nie seker is of ´n versoek om inligting opreg is nie, kontak liewer die instelling (soos u bank) om die egtheid daarvan te bevestig. “Ons verbintenis is om, soos altyd, waaksaam te wees. Wees asseblief geduldig indien ons u gedurende die feestyd bel om beoogde transaksies te bevestig. Ons is ernstig oor ons toewyding aan u, en u finansiële welstand is altyd vir ons ´n prioriteit,” het Van Wyk gesê.

SANParks concerned about increase in social media impersonations Nature Conservation

Die Schoemansdal Geloftefees het verlede week sy 100ste bestaansjaar gevier. As deel hiervan is Geloftedag (16 Desember) voorafgegaan met spesiale program vol egte Voortrekker aktiwiteite. Die dag se verrigtinge is afgesluit met ‘n volkspeledemonstrasie, wat aangebied is deur dansers van een van Suid-Afrika se laaste volkspele laers, die Aandblom Laer van Pretoria. Hulle is, van links na regs, Marianna van Vollenhoven, Benjamin Malan, Merina van Vollenhoven, Anton van Vollenhoven, Zelda Beer en Riana van Vollenhoven.

Vanjaar is die Geloftediens, asook die 100ste diens van die Schoemansdal Feesterrein, gelei deur ds. Petrus Kriel van die NG Kerk Levubu. Die Skriflesing was uit Ester 9:1, met die treffende boodskap wat gehandel het oor hoe God gewone mense gebruik, selfs ook soms dié wat vyandig teenoor jou is, om sy doel te bereik.

SANParks expressed concern last week over the rapid increase of groups on social media platforms impersonating the South African National Parks and some of the national parks under its management. This is according to SANParks Head of Communications, Janine Raftopoulos. She said the mushrooming of various groups making reference to the country’s national parks authority passing off their products for personal and commercial gain, has gained concerning momentum which is putting SANParks and its patrons at risk. “… there is at any given time between 30 to 60 active platforms, mainly on social media, claiming to have links with SANParks. This practice constitutes infringement of SANParks registered trademarks, which could result in litigation,” said Raftopoulos. Raftopoulos said the practice has seen establishments of agents acting as travel agents, people creating mobile apps, publishers of literature, maps, magazines, diaries, marketing apparel, and domain names, as well as crowd-fund sourcing agents and third-party emergency contact numbers that mislead the public, some of which are for commercial purposes. It is important to note that fundraising can only be done officially through the SANParks website and the Honorary Ranger. This is under-

taken without SANParks’ permission or for the benefit of our national parks. “It is for this reason that SANParks would like to make the public aware and, more importantly, inform those behind these platforms that there are legal implications whereby SANParks may institute legal proceedings, should people continue using its name or national parks under its management unlawfully,” said Raftopoulos.

Nicole Fourie van Levubu en ‘n Graad 11-leerling van Hoërskool Ben Vorster is ty­dens die skool se gewilde jaarlikse Mnr. en Mej. Vossie-aand gekroon as Mej. Foto­ genies. Foto verskaf.


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Limpopo, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe, urged taverns owners to comply with the South African Liquor Act. “Children under the age of 18 years are not allowed in any liquor outlet. Should we find such young children in your liquor outlet, you are going to be charged in terms of the Liquor Act,” he warned.

By Maanda Bele

The festive season is characterized by a more relaxed atmosphere and celebrations, where people are surrounded by friends and family members. Often these celebrations go hand in hand with alcohol consumption, and the abuse thereof by young people causes ma ny problems. Fingers are also pointing to the liquor stores and tavern owners who hristene moet gereeld saamkom om te sell their products to aanbid en nie wegbly van gemeentelike persons under 18. byeenkomste waar God aanbid word nie According to a con(Heb. 10:24+25). cerned parent, Ms RenWanneer God aanbid word, is sy kinders dani Mulaudzi, liquor bewus van die heiligheid en heerlikheid van store owners only care God (Ps. 24:3+4; 1 Joh. 1:5-7). about making a quick Ons kan God alleen nader op grond buck. “Their main obvan wat die Here Jesus gedoen het met sy jective is to make monkruisdood as versoening van sonde deur die ey,” she said. “They restorting van sy bloed as offer; daarin het ally don’t care about the ons die vrymoedigheid om tot God te nader future of our children; (Heb.10:19). all they want is money.” Die Here Jesus het vir ons ‘n nuwe en Business owner Nditlewende weg geopen na God se teenwoorsheni Ravele had a difdigheid (Heb. 10:20). ferent view and said Die wyse om tot God te nader is met ‘n that it was difficult to opregte hart, in volle geloofsekerdheid, ons tell a person’s age by harte deur besprenkeling gereinig en die just looking at them. “I liggaam gewas met rein water (Heb. 10:22). would never sell alcohol In die lig van sulke voorsiening is aanto minors deliberately,” bidding deel van ons dankbaarheid teenoor he added. “Most of my God (Heb. 12:28), die siel, die hart en die customers are parents vlees van gelowiges smag daarna om God te and community leadaanbid (Ps. 84:2). ers, so they assist me in Elke nuwe ervaring van God se genade in identifying under-age die Here Jesus Christus verhoog ons begeerte customers.” Like many om God te aanbid (Ps. 27:5+6). others, he felt that parElke keer wanneer die Here vir ons iets ents also had a big role doen, behoort ons reaksie een van aanbidding to play in preventing te wees (Rigters 7:15). their children from Lewe ‘n lewe van dankbaarheid en aanbidhanging out at taverns. ding teenoor God. The ZoutpansbergGeseënde Christusfees en seën vir die er interviewed a girl nuwe jaar. - 079 516 8303 who started drinking at a very young age. Because of her age, we cannot disclose her identity. She described how she grew up in Published by Zoutnet CC, trading as Zoutpansberger and an environment where printed by D Brits, Jeppe Street 1, Louis Trichardt. people do not have a lot POSTAL ADDRESS / POSADRES of regard for the law or PO Box / Posbus 1680, Louis Trichardt, 0920 people’s rights. “They TELEPHONE / TELEFOON: only pay attention to Louis Trichardt: (015) 516 4996/7 the customary belief that Louis Trichardt fax (015) 516 2303 children should obey E-MAIL / E-POS: their parents or elders. 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Any queries regarding distribution can age when she purchased be directed to George Janse van Rensburg (082 419 2359) liquor at the store. “I grew up staying next Zoutpansberger publication subscribes to the South African to a she­been, and my Press Code that prescribes news that is truthful, accurate, fair and uncles would send me balanced. If we don’t live up to the standards set in the Code, please feel free to contact the editor at the numbers provided above. almost every day to buy them beers. When Complaints about advertisements are handled by the AdverI entered the store, they tising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA). Complaints must be directed to the ASA at Willowview, Burnside Island never asked me for my Office Park, 410 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, JohannesID, they just gave me burg or PO Box 41555, Craighall, 2024. Fax: (011) 781 1616 what I wanted,” she E-mail: complaint@asasa.org.za said. “I started going to © All rights of reproduction of all articles, advertisements and all other the tavern every week- material published in this newspaper are hereby distinctly reserved in end to drink when I compliance with Article 12(7) of the Copyright Act. Alle regte van reproduksie van alle berigte, foto’s, advertensies en alle ander materiaal wat was 15 and still no-one in hierdie koerant gepubliseer word, word hiermee uitdruklik voorbehou asked me my age.” The ingevolge die bepalings van Artikel 12(7) van die Wet op Outeursregte SAPS spokesperson in en wysigings daarvan. Zoutnet

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Ondersteun hierdie Kersfees jou plaaslike besighede Sukkel jy as dit kom by die uitkies van die perfekte geskenk? Plaaslik is daar heelwat winkels waar jy daardie unieke geskenk vir geliefdes kan gaan uitsoek dié Kersfees. Met die inkopies gaan jy nie net geld spaar nie, maar ook die kans hê om klein, onafhanklike besighede te ondersteun. Boonop sal jy nie net ‘n bydrae maak tot die plaaslike ekonomie nie, maar ook die plaaslike kunstenaars kan ondersteun en help met werkskepping. ‘n Ekstra bonus, natuurlik, is dat die dorp tans ‘n nagmerrie is vir iemand wat nog hul laaste Kersgeskenke moet koop. Deur die kleiner

besighede te ondersteun, ontduik mens ook sommer die lang toue en die gedruk en gestoot in besige winkelgangetjies. Van die top klein besighede waar jy kan gaan inloer, sluit in die Dit-en-Dat winkel by Hennetjie Nes (Erasmusstraat), Katvoet Kunskafee (en MoodSwingz) te Van Warmelo Straat 33 en die Reach for the Sky Padstal (buite Louis Trichardt op die N1 suid). Hierdie winkels mag dalk klein wees, maar elkeen bied ‘n wye verskeidenheid kreatiewe geskenke, oud en nuut of handgemaak, om van te kies en te keur.

Light up someone’s life this Christmas Archers Paints

Let Archer Paints in Louis Trichardt light up your Christmas this year with a gift from their unique range of solar-powered products. The Solarway product range includes a wide variety of solar products – anything from emergency lighting to mobile phone chargers. This range includes solar-powered lanterns, yard lights, candles, study lights and much more. One unique little gadget is the The Solarway solar-powered product range starts Solarway solar radio. This of from just over R140, all the way up to the yard neat little FM/AM radio includes features such as an light that retails for R1 288. LCD display of a clock and the radio frequency, a DC jack and even an earphone jack. Best of all, it also doubles as a 3-LED flashlight. Fully charged, the radio has 20 hours of listening time, while the flashlight also has 20 hours on high mode and 40 hours on low mode. The radio retails for R374. With residents becoming more and more used to power outages, not all can afford a generator. For a few bucks, you can afford lighting up your life. The solar light range starts of from just over R140, all the way up to the yard light that One unique little gadget is the Solarway retails for R1 288. The products are of good build quality and best of all - it uses green, eco-friendly solar radio. Best of all, it also doubles power. as a 3-LED flashlight.

Give the gift that keeps on giving Cycle Centre We all know the saying: Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. So, why not spoil your loved one this Christmas by giving him or her the gift that keeps on giving – a fishing combo from Cycle Centre Fisherman’s Paradise in Louis Trichardt! The combo is ideal for the person wishing to get into angling but not willing to spend a fortune (immediately) and includes a Pioneer Go Fishin rod with Pioneer GF 200 reel. Also included is a fully loaded tackle box, specifically stocked with goodies for kurper and bass fishing. The list of tackle box goodies includes three packs of Bass Hunter plastic lures, two FishX bass spinners, one FishX popper, one pack of Pioneer bass hooks, one pack of Mustad kurper hooks and two kurper floats. Normally, this setup will set you back close to R900, but it is currently selling at the special price of R599.

The Pioneer Go Fishin combo currently on special at Cycle Centre. “But hurry, stocks are limited,” said Bobby Rasool of Cycle Centre. The store is a well-known one-stop outdoor shop, also sporting a wide variety of outdoors gear such as sunglasses, camping accessories, road bikes, mountain bikes, cycling kit and even paintball guns and accessories.

Vanguard offers you the perfect shot minium and extremely durable. It is a cushioned grip for comfortable use and a V-shaped yoke lined with rubber to stabilize the gun while Hunting season might be closed, but a man shooting. The head rotates 360° with quick lockcan never have enough gear to prepare himand-release legs. The Vanguard Scout retails for self for next year. Most hunters know how it feels when you get R480. But if you want the best, then you should that perfect trophy shot, but you just do not want go for the Vanguard Quest T62U. It is a 3-into take the chance because it is just a bit too far. Bet you wish you had something to stabilize your 1 tripod that converts into either a bipod or monopod with a removable third leg. It features weapon to take the shot with a bit more confieverything the Scout offers, but with the third dence? leg, it is much more stable. The Quest retails for Well, Turners in Louis Trichardt now offers R1 160. you a wide variety of shooting sticks for every The range of Vanguard circumstance. The entry-level Vanguard Unishooting sticks currently Sticks come in very handy for extra on sale at Turner’s in stability and control. This univerLouis Trichardt. sal arm support attaches to your gun barrel or existing tripod leg. It retails for R460. The Vanguard Scout B62 Bi-pod is made from lightweight aluTurners

Ensure your pet is tagged this Christmas Why not get a gift that pays it back Katvoet KunsKafee Instead of blowing your well-deserved money on the latest gadget this Christmas, why not get a gift that will spread twice as much Christmas joy? One such a prezzie is the first ever colouring book of the local TNR (TrapNeuterReturn) project that was proudly designed in Louis Trichardt. The book boasts 20 fun, cat-related images

that will appeal to both young and old. The TNR project is an internationally recognised programme that captures and sterilizes feral cats. Project cats are “marked” afterwards by means of tipping their ear. All money that will be raised with the sale of the project’s colouring books will go towards helping cats in the Louis Trichardt area. They are available at R30 each, and for a limited time on a Special Christmas Offer of

four for R100 (valid until 25 December). In addition, each purchase will include a ticket to the TNR’s lucky draw for a two-night stay for two people at the luxury Pezulu Tree House Lodge in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit. Colouring books are available from the Katvoet KunsKafee (33 Van Warmelo Street) or by ordering some from Laura van Zyl at Tel 083 404 6751. Delivery is free.

SPCA The festive season is the time for families to get together, and this is usually the time of year that most humans love. This is not necessarily true for man’s furry friends. According to the Louis Trichardt SPCA, many pets go missing during this time of year. “So make sure your pets are tagged with an identity tag,” reminds the SPCA. The organisation now sells a wide variety of name tags that are individually made while you wait. The tags sell at R50 each. “Get yours before you leave your pets behind these holidays,” invites the SPCA. Their offices are situated next to their kennels on the Vondeling road, just outside of Louis Trichardt.


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Besig om nuwe vriende te maak ... In Botswana het Team TGG ‘n Kanadese span ontmoet, en die Maandagaand het Team TGG uitgespan in die La Fontana retaurant in Zanzibar. Foto verskaf. pad vir ‘n rukkie saam met hulle gedeel. In die foto is, van links na regs, Tiffany, Spence, Freddie, Jan en Oostewald. Foto verskaf.

Vir eers genees van openbare vervoer (Vervolg van p. 12) Die nuwe vervoerreëlings wat hulle moes tref om Zanzibar betyds te haal het veroorsaak dat die span oor hulle daaglikse begroting gegaan het en dat daar heelwat punte van hulle eindtelling afgetrek moes word. Die drie spanmaats was Maandag nog in Zanzibar, waar hulle vir ‘n paar dae uitge­span het, noudat die uitdaging afge­handel is. Hulle plan, het Freddie gesê, was om op 20 Desember weer terug te keer na Suid-Afrika, maar beslis nie op dieselfde manier as waarop hulle gegaan het nie. “Die enigste publieke vervoer wat ons nou gaan gebruik, is die taxi van hier af Stone Town toe, die taxi van Stone Town na die naaste lughawe toe en van daar af vat ons Kenia Air Lines tot in Johannesburg ... ek dink ek is vir eers redelik genees van openbare vervoer,” het Freddie bygevoeg. Freddie is vas oortuig dat alle busbestuurders as mal gesertifiseer moet wees. “’n Mens moet baie geduld hê en in sommige van die gevalle moet mens baie, baie hard kan bid,” het hy bygevoeg. In Lilongwe (Malawi) was daar busse wat so oorlaai was, het Freddie gesê, dat net 20 mense kon sit en die ander 30 moes

staan. Dan het die busbestuurder nog gejaag asof hy dink hy sit agter die stuur van ‘n Maserati. Die dag nadat Freddie-hulle vanaf Lusaka na Lilongwe toe gery het met die oorvol bus, was ‘n ander span in ‘n ongeluk wat van dieselfde busmaatskappy se dienste gebruik gemaak het. Volgens Freddie het hy nuwe respek gekry vir mense hier by die huis wat moet staatmaak op busse en taxi’s. “Ek het ‘n paar dinge van myself geleer en ‘n paar dinge gesien. Mense in ons land ... mense wat vir jou werk moet elke dag hierdie stelsel gebruik. Partykeer kom hulle laat by die werk of hulle wil op ‘n Vrydag vroeg tjaila. Jy as besigheidseienaar verstaan nie altyd hoekom nie. Vrydae is die busse gewoonlik oorvol gelaai. Hulle wil vroeër gaan, want daar word ook eers gewag dat die bus of taxi vol is. Dit is ook hoekom die busse en taxi ook nie altyd op tyd is nie. So, ek het bietjie simpatie met ons eie mense gekry wat in daai situasie moet ry ... ons het nou hierdie vervoer vir 14 dae gebruik en ek besef nou waardeur hulle moet gaan elke dag, want dit is die enigste vorm van vervoer wat hulle het.” Buiten vir die slegte paaie en

vervoer, het Freddie skertsend gesê, was daar darem altyd ie­ wers tekens van die beskawing in die vorm van ‘n Coca-Cola bord. Daar was ook orals waar hulle gekom het Coca-Cola om te drink. Dit het goed afgegaan met die wedren se stapelvoedsel - Romany Creams of ‘n garage pie. Dankie tog, het Freddie gesê, vir gastehuise langs die pad waar mens kon inboek vir die aand en ‘n ordentlike bord kos kon geniet. Party dae was dit ook nie net maanskyn en rose gewees nie, en het die span kort-kort gewonder waarvoor hulle hulself ingelaat het. “Maar dan kom mens by mooi plekke soos Zanzibar en Lake Malawi wat alles weer die moeite werd gemaak het,” het Freddie gesê. Op die ou einde van die dag, sê span TGG, was hulle deur die hel en terug. “Daar was goeie en slegte tye, mooi plekke en nie-so-mooi plek­ ke nie, ons het op ongemaklike plekke geslaap en was party keer vuil en sweterig, maar ek dink ons wen nog steeds in die sin dat ons drie dit gemaak het tot by die eindstreep en wegloop van die resies nog groter vriende as voor ons begin het met die resies,” het Team TGG gesê.

Early Christmas for looters on N1 By Isabel Venter

of the looters got upset when they realised they were being photographed, while others did not seemed the least bit upset and even displayed their spoils. The fact that the looting ap-

perently occured in full view of local police was raised with the Makhado Police. At the time of our going to press, the police had yet to respond to questions.

On Tuesday morning, members of the public took advantage of an accident on the N1 north when they shamelessly looted the spilled cargo from a truck. A truck, destined for Zimbabwe and overturning near the Hendrik Verwoerd tunnels, was interpreted as an open invitation to steal. The truck was carrying a load of stock that was clearly intended for a shop. According to information the newspaper received, the driver of the truck lost control, which caused the truck to overturn. No serious injuries were reported. The normal flow of traffic was held up for a couple of hours in order for a tow truck to remove the truck’s wreckage. The accident did not, however, seem to faze the looters as they swiped, among other things, stationery, new shoes, maize A truck that overturned on the N1 north on Tuesday morning meal and mayonnaise. Some led to an orgy of looting among local motorists. Photo supplied.

Die Louis Trichardt Tennisklub het Maandag hul enkelspel-klubkampioenskappe beslis met Koos Alberts (links) wat as enkelspelkampioen uit die stryd getree het. Tony Melville (regs), oud inwoner en klublid wat tans besoek aflê in die streek, het die Tony Melville-trofee aan Alberts oorhandig. Foto verskaf.

Elardus du Plessis (links) het as naaswenner van die Louis Trichardt Tennisklub se enkelspelklubkampioenskappe uit die stryd getree. Sy trofee as naaswenner is deur Craig Viljoen (klubvoorsitter) aan hom oorhandig. Foto verskaf.

Uitslae/Results

Soutpansberg Gholfklub

The 19th hole Fixtures/Bepalings Opkomende Kompetisie Datum

Kompetisie

Formaat

25/12/17

Kersdag

-

30/12/17

Eie reëlings

-

BS - Beterbal Stableford, IS - Ind Sta­bleford, BBB - B/bal Bonus Bogey, HS - Houespel, GS Gekombineerde Stable­ford, 4BA/S - 4Bal Alliansie Stableford, 2B/AS - 2Bal American Scramble, BBM - Beterbal Multiplier

Saterdagspel Datum

Borg

16/12/17

Eie reëlings

Naam

Plek

Formaat IS Punte

1

R. Machumela

38

2

F. Labuschagne

37

3

K. Jacobs

uitel 36 uitel 36

4

R. Gilfillan

5

V. Jacobs

uitel 34

6

Z. Nortjé

uitel 34 Saterdagspel

Datum

Borg

Formaat

13/12/17

SPB Gholfklub

IS

Naam

Plek

Punte

1

A. Krügel

36

2

A. Pretorius

34

3

M. Venter

32

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Team TGG oor eindstreep Deur Isabel Venter

Drie hoera’s vir die reus van Louis Trichardt en die twee dwergies wat die afgelope naweek hulle Wakati Challenge klaargemaak het. Team TGG, soos hulle deur die loop van die uitdaging bekendgestaan het, het nou wel nie gewen nie, maar steeds ‘n avontuur gehad wat hulle vir die res van hul lewens sal onthou.

Twee plaaslike inwoners en jarelange vriende, Freddie de Swardt (die reus van span Two Gnomes and a Giant) en Jan du Plessis, en hul derde spanmaat, Oostewald van Niekerk van Pretoria, het Vrydag in Zanzibar aangekom, nadat hulle 7 951.7 km vanaf Kaapstad gereis het in 13 dae en 20 minute. Die drie het ‘n gemiddelde spoed gehandhaaf van 9.51 km per uur, met hul topspoed wat 50.5 km was toe hulle verby Maun in Botswana is. Wat

hierdie kompetisie besonders maak, is dat spanne elke dag soveel kilometers as moontlik moes aflê, met soveel verskillende vorms van openbare vervoermiddele as wat hulle kon. Hoe doeltreffender en goedkoper, hoe beter vir elke span se punte wat hulle kon bymekaar maak. Elke span het ‘n beperkte begroting gehad om die eindbestemming te haal. Spanne kon onder meer punte verdien deur by die verskillende lande

wat hulle deurkruis se voorafbepaalde besoekpunte in te klok en daaglikse uitdagings per e-pos te voltooi. Daar is ook punte uitgedeel vir die spanne se kreatiewe gebruik van sosiale media om bewustheid te kweek aangaande hul deelname aan die uitdaging. Team TGG het ongelukkig nie die US$15 000 prysgeld gewen nie weens hul vlug na Zanzibar wat op die laaste minuut gekanselleer is. (Vervolg op p. 11)

By die eindstreep in Zanzibar, is van links na regs, Team TGG se Jan du Plessis, Oostewald van Niekerk en Freddie de ‘n Teken van die beskawing - in Tanzanië koop mens Coca-Cola in ‘n Swardt. Foto verskaf. laaaaang 350 ml glasbottel. Foto verskaf. Ad designed by Zoutnet Publishers

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