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Daylight robbery By Ndivhuwo Musetha A Hight Court advocate is recovering from shock after he was robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight. In an exclusive interview with Limpopo Mirror on Monday morning, State Advocate Ratshilumela Makhera said he was still struggling to come to terms with the fact that he had been robbed of cash last Friday, 17 November. The incident happened at the gate to his house at about 14:05 in Makwarela. “I went to Absa Bank in the Mutsindo Mall in Thohoyandou, where I withdrew R39 000 that I was going to use to buy stuff for my farm in Mutale. In my pocket I had another R7 000 in cash. After withdrawing the money, I went to NTK to buy products that cost about R4 000. I then went to P&L Hardware in Sibasa, where I spent about R1 000,” said Makhera. From there he drove to his house in Makwarela. After reaching his home, he parked the vehicle at the small gate of his house and switched off the engine. “Before I could get out of the car, I was confronted by an unknown man who came to the driver’s side and demanded money in Sesotho, while threatening me with a big knife. I told him that I did not have money, but he insisted that I should not lie as he knew that I had.”

According to him, two other young men also came and insisted that he should stop wasting their time and give them money. They were also speaking in Sesotho and one of then also had a big knife, Makhera said. “A struggle then ensued and my glasses fell down in the process. After realizing that I was not giving in, two of the suspects started poking my eyes with their fingers. Although I was feeling terrible pain, I still struggled with them while screaming and kicking,” explained Makhera. Makhera said their street was usually busy with cars and people passing by every minute. “When I was resisting these guys’ demands, I thought someone would come to my rescue, but that never happened. Unfortunately, they managed to take all the money after they cut my jacket and trousers,” said Makhera. Although the whole drama lasted about 12 to 15 minutes, Makhera said to him it felt like an hour because of the trauma he had gone through. Some moments after the suspects were gone, people came out from their houses to the scene of the incident. Some even confirmed that the suspects had driven off in a Vivo Polo with a North-West registration number. “After a wild chase of the getaway car by my son and traffic officers, the sus-

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TVEP ordered to vacate their premises in Sibasa services we provide are regarded as essential services, If the judgment of the the TVEP is also worried that Limpopo High Court in Public Works was doing nothThohoyandou is implement- ing to maintain and refurbish ed, about 65 employees in the buildings. They are old the Thohoyandou Victim and dilapidated and are also Empowerment Programme a health hazard to us as rent(TVEP) in Sibasa will face ers,” added Nicholson. retrenchment and the One of the long-serving facilities of 14 essential ser- employees at TVEP, Ms vices to rape survivors and Nkhumiseni Tshivhase, victims of domestic violence project manager for HIV/Aids forced to close. services, said the situation The programme director of was frustrating and hectic, bethe TVEP, Ms Fiona Nicholcause the closing of the TVEP son, said for the past 15 years would mean job losses to they had been negotiating many family members, most with the Department of of whom were breadwinners Public Works (DPW) to find of their families. a way forward with regard Tshivhase said she started to the premises they occupy working at TVEP in 2007, at the grounds of the former and she was also worried that South African Embassy in the services that they renSibasa. dered to rape and domestic “For many years, all violence victims would be stakeholders agreed that we forced to close. This includes should be permitted to stay in both of their trauma centres the building, but action was and short-term shelters, and delayed because of challenges there are no others in the regarding ownership of the District. property. Efforts to renegoThe spokesperson for the tiate a way forward fell on department of Public Works, deaf ears, and before we could Roads and Infrastructure, find an amicable solution, the Mr Joshua Kwapa, said they DPW decided to pursue the sympathised with the situamatter through the court,” tion. “We will make proposals said Nicholson. to sister departments, and in Last Wednesday, the Limthis case Social Development, popo High Court in Thohoyto see how we support and andou ruled in favour of the assist TVEP. We value their DPW that the TVEP should contribution in society and vacate the place, and they had we truly appreciate the noble been given two weeks to leave work they are doing,” said the place, she said. Kwapa. According to him, According to her, since his department has a duty the inception of the TVEP in to implement the law as de2002, they had directly assist- manded by the Public Finance ed more than 24,000 victims Management Act. of sexual and gender-based vi“In this case, we are reolence, for which documenta- quired by law through leasing ry evidence is available. They our property to receive rental have employed 65 people, so fees at market value for many if they are forced to close, 65 other compliance reasons, families will be without an including auditing. In the income. event of non-payment, which “Although most of the amounts to breach of our By Silas Nduvheni

contract, eviction becomes one of the options. We obviously provided the tenants with ample opportunities to make payment arrangements. However, if those are also not honoured, we are therefore compelled by law to exercise our rights. We will consider the case and see how we can assist the TVEP,” he further said. Ms Nicholson strongly denied this claim, however, alleging that the MEC for Social Development had written and requested that the TVEP be provided with accommodation, but even her request was ignored. She further pointed out that the TVEP first asked to buy the building in 2002, but were told to wait until the land had been demarcated. Despite this, three people have bought houses on the same property and are even running a private business, whereas the TVEP’s services are free and aimed at the most vulnerable members of society. “What a terrible way for a government department to celebrate the 16 days of activism – by throwing 65 gender activists onto the street, and potentially closing the doors of one of South Africa’s largest programmes addressing violence against women and children,” she commented. The TVEP chairperson, Prof Mashudu Maselesele, said that they were negatively affected by the situation, as the TVEP was an organisation that protected the victims of rape and domestic violence. "We are currently in negotiations with the Department of Public works, so that a reasonable solution can be reached. I don't believe this democratic government cannot listen to our situation, as it cares for us all," she said.















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The killing of a woman by a crocodile while she was fetching water at the Mutshundudi River in Malavuwe outside Thohoyandou has sent shivers of sorrow through the community. Ms Magareth Tendani Singo (52) was in the company of another woman when the crocodile struck and dragged her into the deep water. Information at this paper’s disposal is that the two women came from an all-night church service and were instructed to get water for church rituals at a particular spot at the notorious Mutshundudi. Eyewitnesses said it was past six o’clock on Sunday morning when the two ventured to the river. A crocodile surprised them and grabbed Singo, while the other woman tried unsuccessfully to rescue her from its sharp teeth. After realising that she was fighting a losing battle, she gave up and summoned help at the nearby resort. The community was notified, who in turn alerted the police. Within a short space of time the river was swarming with hundreds of community members who volunteered to search for the missing woman, but none of their efforts yielded any positive results. Police divers, conservation officials and a search party composed of volunteers from the community spent the whole day combing the river, but nothing was found except for the church hat and jersey the woman had been wearing. Grieving family members and volunteers from the community spent the whole night keeping a vigil at the spot where the woman was attacked. In the morning, a short meeting was held at the river to chart the way forward. It was decided that alternative canals would be dug to speed up the flow of the water from the river to make the task easier for the volunteers and the divers. A big grader, belonging to a local businessman, was used to dig the canals, and this paid off when the woman was finally found at around midday on Monday. Fortunately, her body was found intact with only some scratch marks.



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Elderly man returns after being missing for 71 years By Elmon Tshikhudo For many years the royal Tshivhase family in Vhembe searched all corners of the country for one of their family members, Mr Matsindise Tshivhase. Matsindise, like many other young village boys, left his home village of Maungani to seek employment in Johannesburg. That was 71 years ago. He never came back home, and the family had been searching for him for many years. They tried everything, but could not trace his whereabouts. The family's big break

came this year when the old man appealed to a local radio station for help. They made a follow-up and it paid off as they were able to trace him to Bronkhortspruit, where he had another family. After consultations with the other family, Matsindise was finally reunited with his family, which is comprised of new members he does not know, as his generation has passed on. To show their happiness, the family held a very big welcome ceremony for the the 90-year-old man a fortnight ago. Several traditional leaders, family members and other

relatives gathered at Thavha Tshivhase's house at Vhufuli for the reunion. Spotlessly clean in a black suit with a white shirt and new black shoes, Matsindise was the man of the moment. It was quite an emotional gathering for the family, seeing someone they heard of but had never seen. The old man's nephew, Mr Thavhadziawa Tshivhase, said his being missing had been a painful experience for the family. He added that his father had done everything he could to locate his elder brother, but unfortunately, he passed on before

Mr Matsindise Tshivhase (third from right) and close family members during the home-coming ceremony.

Matsindise could be found. kept asking whether people memory. He still remembers "To show that we had hope were still using the bushes to many people and places. We are that he would one day come relieve themselves. One thing I elated as a family to have him back, and to keep his memory admire about him is his sharp back” he said. alive, my spaza shop was named after him. We as a family have mixed feelings. We are happy that he is back and alive, but we do not know how he will cope as no one of his generation is still alive. He added that in all they saw the grace of God and that their prayers had been answered. “We are happy that the ceremony also cemented unity in the family," he said Matsindise said he left home in search of greener pastures at the Reef. “I worked for the railways and on farms and life became so good that I forgot about coming back home. As age catches up with you, one starts to think constructively, and that was when I started thinking of home. All I wished for was to come back as I did not want to die far away from my people,” he said. Mr Tshodzulaho Tshivhase, who transported him from Gauteng, said he had not eaten on the way, saying he wanted to Mr Matsindise Tshivhase's nephew, Mr Thavha Tshivhase, talks with reach home first. “He his long-lost uncle during an event to welcome him back home.


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6 24 November 2017

Mr and Miss Univen crowned By Mbulaheni Ridovhona Gundo Mureri and Ntwanano Baloyi were recently crowned Mr and Miss Univen 2017/2018 during an event held in the Univen auditorium. Mr and Miss Univen is an annual event organized by the Student Representative Council. The first prince and princess were Phathutshedzo Nemalalate and Vhulenda Mukwevho. The second prince was Charles Rapholo, with Prisca Ramadi as the second princess. Mulalo Rambau and Amanda Sejaphala were crowned Mr and Miss Personality. The winners will be the face of the university and they will engage in community development projects and as brand ambassadors. “I feel happy to be crowned Mr Univen. To participate in modelling helps me to gain self-confidence. I seek to help for those in need in the community through social and economic development. I also value my studies,” says Mureri. Baloyi expressed her gratitude after being crowned Miss Univen. Baloyi, who hails from Valdezia, is a second-year BA Environmental

A large number of community members of Mavhunga village participated in a clean-up campaign in the vicinity of the village last Thursday.

Sciences student. She said that one's background should not define the future for anybody, but hard work and dedication should. “I feel very excited and blessed as this is an opportunity to shine in- and outside Univen. With this crown, I intend to show the beauty of my heart by giving back to the community through helping the unfortunate youth to focus on education and developing their community,” she added. Mr and Miss Univen were awarded a trip to Tsogo Sun Hotel and accomodation and meals for a weekend. They will also receive a weekend (accomodation and meals included) at the local 2Ten Hotel. Both will also receive R4 000, while the first prince and princess will receive R3 000 each. The second prince and princess will receive R2 000 each, while Mr and Miss Personality will receive R1 000 each with a trip to the Wildlife Resort. The event was sponsored by 2Ten Hotel, The Fix, Sports Scene, Markhams and Tshifhiwa Thidiela.

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The Grade R pupils at Siloam Primary School were encouraged and motivated during the end-of-year function that was held at the school’s sports grounds.

Respect your foundation-phase educators By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho “All parents and community members must show full respect to the foundation-phase teachers for the important role which they play in educating the children.” These were the words of the principal of Siloam Primary School, Mr Wilson Silidi, when he was addressing parents and other stakeholders during the end-of-year event at the school’s sports grounds on Friday. “They work harder to ensure that the child who first walked through the school gates as an illiterate individual is finally able to read and write,” he said. “They also make sure that the children’s safety and peace are guaranteed at all times. How can we not realise and acknowledge such great contribution to the livelihood of the children?” Silidi reflected on the school’s achievements, which included two Grade R pupils who won prizes in cut-and-paste and emergent reading competitions. Ngelekanyo Tshindane was announced the winner in the emergent reading competition at provincial level. Ronewa Ravele was given an award at the district level in cutting and pasting and reading. “All credit goes to the educator who moulded the children to be mentioned among the best of learners in the province,” he said. During the event, Tshisima General Trading and Projects rewarded the two pupils, Ronewa and Ngelekanyo, with uniform vouchers as a way of acknowledging their efforts and motivating them. “The whole motivation comes from our motto, which reads ‘Define your destiny’,” said the managing director of Tshisima General Trading and Projects, Mr Tshilidzi Ramuhuyu. “We realised that it is always good to help young ones to get to their destination in relation to education. We are very keen to assist the foundation phase. If we get the foundation phase right, then the rest is history.” The pupils’ mentor and trainer, Vho-Muofhe Ramuhuyu, said that she was pleased with the pupils’ achievement.

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8 24 November 2017

Certificates for first eight baobab guardians Deur Andries van Zyl

Tshithuthuni Primary School recently acknowledged the achievements of a Grade 3 pupil, Matsiko Makatu. She obtained the best marks in the cluster, circuit, area, district and province in the Tshivenda creative writing category of the Foundation for Learning Campaign for the 2017 academic year.

In 2013, local baobab expert Dr Sarah Venter (right) had a vision of creating a culture of caring for the Limpopo environment by training rural women to nurture baby baobabs until they are three metres tall and able to withstand threats and thrive on their own. Here she is pictured with one of the 48 excited project supporters at his little Baobab. The guardians are all men and women from the Niani region in the far north of Venda. Photo supplied.

In 2013, local baobab expert Dr Sarah Venter from Louis Trichardt had a vision of creating a culture of caring for the Limpopo environment by training rural women to nurture baby baobabs until they are three metres tall and able to withstand threats and thrive on their own. They planted out their first seedlings in December 2014, and so the Baobab Guardians Project was born. Sarah’s dream was to have 50 trees planted in the wild by the end of 2017 and on 14 November the dream came true.

MAKHADO CARE GROUP IS A NON PROFIT ORGANISATION WHICH ASSISTS WITH THE CARE OF CANCER PATIENTS IN THE MAKHADO AREA CONTACT DETAILS: Dr Casper Venter: 082 857 0022 Dr Emil Gaiger: 082 892 8862 Jernay Mcleod: 086 403 5752 Angela Brennan: 082 902 6271

On 14 November, the first eight Baobab Guardians (pictured) received their certificates as part of Dr Sarah Venter’s Baobab Guardians Project. They are all women from the Niani region in the far north of Venda. Photo supplied.


J McLeod, DR E Gaigher, Dr C Venter, Z Omar, P Schoeman


J McLeod, DR E Gaigher, Dr C Venter, Z Omar, P Schoeman DR E Gaigher, Dr C Venter, Z Omar, P Schoeman DIRECTORS:

With huge cumulus clouds building up in clear blue skies, the last of the 50 baby Baobabs were planted by one of 48 rural Baobab Guardians, women and men of the Niani region in the far north of Venda, a few kilometres away from the Kruger Park’s Pafuri gate and the Limpopo River. Here most people grow up in the shade of a baobab tree but never think they might one day become a proud guardian for the benefit of their descendants of 200 years to come. This care and vision were celebrated on that day when the first eight Baobab Guardians got their certificates for protecting their "babies" up until they had grown three metres tall and now "releasing" them for the benefit and joy of their grandchildren’s grandchildren. The guardians donned their best Minwendas (traditional Venda attire) and started dancing as soon as their feet touched the ground as they got out of the taxis at the church between baobabs and mopanis in Zwigodini village. Between each certificate, the audience ululated and the guardian did a deep bow (losha) and a little dance. Part of Sarah’s dream was to release her informative Little Baobab book in Tshivenda for all locals to use and to spread the message of a culture of caring at rural schools, churches and crèches. This also came to fruition on 14 November when each delegate of the 100-odd audience got their own Tshivenda booklet, Bugu Thukhu ya Muvhuyu Muhulu, with big smiles and excitement. “Our tree in our language,” said the VhaMusanda of Muswodi and held the booklet in the air. In the corner sat Sarah in her minwenda, dead tired but deeply happy that all of them had come so far on this worthy road. “The baobab tree takes 200 years to produce its first fruits, can live for over 1000 years, survives and even flourishes in almost desert-like conditions; but even this mighty giant is succumbing to the environmental impact created by our civilization. While fruit collection remains a sustainable practice, and doesn’t in any way impact on the ecology or wellbeing of baobabs, studies show that the survival of baobab populations is being threatened in the long-term by environmental degradation and climate change,” said Sarah. She added that as impressively huge as baobabs are, like all growing things they begin very small and baobab seedlings don’t survive easily these days. “Their tasty young tender shoots get eaten up by livestock such as goats, nor can they tolerate drought at this young age, so it’s rare for a seedling to last the three years it requires until reaching self-sufficiency in the wild,” said Sarah. Sarah also thanked all her wonderful supporters, including Afke and Liesbeth from the Netherlands, Melissa Krige from Platbos Forest Reserve & African Tree Essences, the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve, Bonga Foods and the Bonga Foundation, who has generously given sufficient seed funding to get this project started, Sevenhills Wholefoods for supporting the writing and printing of the first baobab booklet, and support also received from Cosmetic Ingredients, Meester Masjineering, Graham Barker, Park School (Bournmouth), Murry and Sally Smyth, Lather, Tri-K Industries and Protec Botanica.


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Walking through the pain of stillbirth Matlou the new boss of out how other women coped with the pain of losing a child. “Mostly, culture “I allowed my pen to bleed, letting does not allow us to speak of stillbirths all my emotions out without being or miscarriages,” she said. “I couldn’t questioned or judged – only in that bear or stand not to talk about our way did I find my healing.” daughter; to me it was no different Those were the words of Khanyisa from losing an old person.” Shirindzi Ngobeni, who endured the A resident of Mbokota viilage pain of having a still-born baby and outside Elim, Khanyisa was originally eventually penned a book entitled born in Dan village near Tzaneen. She Walking through the pain of stillbirth. married Aubrey Ngobeni in 2011, and “In 2015, I lost my daughter before the couple have been very happy in giving birth,” she told. “It was painful. their marriage. On her first birthday I decided to write She stated that writing was theraher a letter to let my emotions out. As peutic in a sense that it made her feel I was writing, the inspiration to write much better after some emotionally a book dedicated to her arose in my charged years. “My husband wrote the mind.” foreword to the book, which gave him a She indicated that she wanted to find chance to tell how the whole situation By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Khanyisa Shirindzi Ngobeni, who endured the pain of having a stillbirth and eventually penned a book entitled Walking through the pain of stillbirth.

affected him as a father,” she said. “Walking through the pain of stillbirth is a very motivational book that teaches one about life and that in life we come across a lot of challenges. It encourages us to continue walking tall and strong.” She had loved writing all along, even before the stillbirth experience. She wrote letters to family members as a young girl, telling them how much she loved them. “I realised then that, to me, writing was something that came very easily and I grew to love it again,” she said. Khanyisa is available on Facebook: Walking through the pain of stillbirth. Her book is available online via Amazon and New Chapters.

The cover sleeve of Walking through the pain of stillbirth.

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dio support project, with Matlou being given the pilot project of After a year without a regional securing broadcast equipment for news editor for Limpopo, the five community radio stations in SABC has confirmed the emthe Free State. ployment of Mr Hubert Matlou. Matlou holds a master’s degree Matlou brings with him a in international communications wealth of experience in the media from Unisa, the same institution and corporate industries. After from which he received a BA cutting his teeth at the Mail Honours in Communications. and Guardian and the Weekly Matlou said that he appreMail in the early 90s as a news ciated the new challenge and reporter, he moved to Capital 604 described his new position at the in Durban in 1993, working as SABC Limpopo as an ancestral current affairs producer. calling back home. A year later he was recruited by SABC television as producer for Channel Africa, later moving on to SABC 2’s Good Morning South Africa. It was during this time that Matlou also had the responsibility of packaging material for CNN, for the channel’s World Report, with focus on the country’s transition during its fledgling democracy. Matlou had also held many managerial positions in various sectors, including the Gauteng Department of Housing, where he worked as head of communications in 1996; ICASA from 2003-2014, working as senior manager for communications and international relations. Matlou also played a pivotal role as project leader in community development work when working as field researcher for the Department of Communications from 1997 to 1999. During this time, the department had Mr Hubert Matlou. just initiated the community raBy Kaizer Nengovhela


Makhado Municipality Mayor, Her worship, Cllr Shonisani Mildred Sinyosi, invites members of the Makhado community to attend the Mayoral Imbizo, scheduled as follows:

Crown of Victory Christian Church, Ha-Rathidili Village; Ward 23 Date: Friday, 30 November 2017 Time: 11:00 The Mayor will interact with residents of Makhado on service delivery issues. Mayor Councillor Shonisani Mildred Sinyosi

MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Louis Trichardt 0920 Civic Center, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. Notice number: 259 of 2017. File No : 12/3/2 . Date of publication: 24 November 2017. MR. M J KANWENDO, ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER


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was a time of joy and happiness, it might also be a time of sadness, anguish and despair. “Accidents on the roads, unwarranted crime and alcohol abuse can steal our joy. It all depends on our behaviour, attitude and conduct.” According to him, Limpopo is known as the place of legends, the home of peace-loving people and hospitality. He said that it would be wise for people to look after the spending of their money. “We often hear people crying after the holidays, because of reckless spending,” he said.

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New CD for 15-year-old Dembe Maluta By Silas Nduvheni

At the young age of 15, Dembe Maluta from the deep rural village of Mafukani outside Mutale, has shown her community that she is an upcoming singer. The Grade 9 pupil at Zwithuzwavhudi Secondary in Gondeni village recently released a new CD, O runwa nga Murena, which means that she was sent by Jesus. O runway nga murena comprises six tracks and was recorded at DJ Takie in Mianzwi village outside Thohoyandou. The other tracks are Ndi lila kha vhone, Zwine nda zwi toda, Ndi humbela mulalo, Vhutsiloni and Ndi lilela muya wanga. She said that she was also assisted by her loving mother, Ms Takalani Mutwanamba, who is the backing vocalist with her band. “I developed a love of singing in our Sunday School choir, and we always have a group of young people

singing and praising God. Judging by the people, they always encouraged me to release the CD, so that those interested should be able to buy my product,” said Maluta. She said that through gospel music, she used to be hired to perform at different parties, stokvels and even to sing to communities in the villages during weekends and holidays. “With the song Ndila kha vhone, I created a track to look for help from God that my singing should help spread the Word of God. Ndi humbela mulalo was the song that I sang when there was no peace in the country. When one needs everything, you must strike first, so that the government or municipality can hear and solve the matter,” she added Those wishing to invite her to perform or wishing to buy the album can phone her on 072 808 1726.

Master of traditional Tshivenda Music Many people know him as the brilliant character who played Marema in the famous Phalaphala FM soapie, I khou khidzhana. He is currently portraying the old man Vho-Murunzi in another soapie, Ndi yone mini yeneyi, for the same radio station. But behind all these, Mashudu Thomas Romani (38) is one of the people who have rare skills and commitment to preserve Venda indigenous music, instruments and culture. A poet in his own right, Romani, who hails from Matanda village in the Nzhelele area, plays rare indigenous music instruments, which include lugube, nguluvhe, mbila and mirumba. Romani says he fell in love with indigenous music in 2005. “I was walking in my village when I picked up a lugube. I developed an interest in playing it, but there was no one to teach me how to play. I had no other alternative but to teach myself the skills of playing lugube. As years went by, I then fell in love with other indigenous instruments like nguluvhe, mbila and mirumba. I then taught myself how to play these instruments. Since then, the instruments have been part of my life every day.” He says he is in a drive to teach young kids how to play these instruments. “There is a great possibility that these instruments can vanish if we do not transfer

the skills to the young ones. At times, I go various villages, conduct workshops and teach children how to play these instruments. I’m happy that there are young kids I’m mentoring who are deeply in love with indigenous music.” His talent has not gone unnoticed as he has received several awards in the previous years. “I have been featured playing indigenous music instruments by musical groups like the Vhembe Heritage.” He also performed at social gatherings, government functions, at the Mapungubwe Heritage Site and last year at the Musina annual show. He was also a feature artist on Phalaphala FM and the SABC 1 television programme Shift, while playing indigenous music instruments. “I’m happy that wherever I go, people like my music and poetry and they cry for more. Those who would like to see me live on stage can come to my show at Nzhelele Harabali on 2 December.” Maroma has taken his music career to another level by releasing his debut indigenous music album, entitled Tsimu yanga. “As a start, I only recorded three songs for the album. The songs are Vho Tshinyala, Musina Wanga and Tsimu yanga. People like my music and they are buying this album daily. This has motivated me to plan for a 10-track album to be released next year.”

Mashudu Thomas Romani is the custodian of Venda indigenous music.

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A young gospel singer, Dembe Maluta, recently released her new CD, O runwa nga murena.

Xongi takes Xitsonga culture to another level


The station manager of Phalaphala FM, Mr Freddy Sadiki, has urged people in Limpopo and visitors to the province to obey the traffic laws and drive in a responsible manner during the festive season. He called upon all road users to take personal responsibility for their safety on the roads when they travel to various destinations over this time. “Drive safely and always keep the safety of your loved ones and other road users in mind,” he said. He indicated that during the festive period the most fatal accidents happened on public roads. He also urged the public to keep their homes safe and never leave little children unattended. “This also includes our elderly and disabled persons, who all need to be taken good care of at all times.” Sadiki said that now was the time when people from all parts of the country visited friends and family and also went on holiday. “It is a time for families to get together and reflect on the year gone by and celebrate the New Year. It is also time for prayers and happiness.” He added that while Christmas



For a talented woman who grew up in Vuhehli village in the Giyani area, even though she had done vocal backing for numerous singers and musicians, Xongi's voice stood out and spoke volumes for her gift as a singer. It was evident that she was not destined to work as a backing vocalist but as a singer of note, and one who would mesmerise thousands of music lovers with her voice. She released a single earlier this year, followed by an album of the same name, Nyonga ya Mali. “The single went beyond my expectation, because it was the most downloaded Xitsonga single track,” she said. “People responded warmly to Nyonga ya Mali and it made me feel good.” She was motivated by her husband and music promoter, Prince Rhangani. “He advised me to consider recording my first album, and I did exactly that,” she said. She added that she had found out that music was food for the soul and a medium of expression and communication. Just in the first four days after uploading it online, Nyonga ya Mali broke the record when it reached 34 067 downloads. “This, I learned, had never happened with any other Xitsonga song before,” she said. “I felt that with Nyonga ya Mali, I was taking Xitsonga music to another level.” Other standout songs on the album are Tsala Papila and Mbilu ya vava. The album comprises 11 tracks. “We have just finished recording my second album, which is due before Easter next year,” she said. “We are doing the final touches; my husband Prince is playing the role of producer.” Xongi is available on social media: Facebook Xongi Rhangani; Facebook page: Xongi; Twitter @ Xongi_Rhangani; and Ins tagram Xongi Rhangani. She can be reached on 073 5559820 or 073 908 6605. Xongi's love of music and the Xitsonga culture are evident in her songs.

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“Queen of albinism” beats discrimination me names. They put me in a situation as she grew up, because she saw the By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho where I felt so emotionally hurt. It was kind of potential in herself that other A 19-year-old girl living with albihard for me to cope.” people who didn't have a disability had nism, Vhutshilo Maiwashe, recalled The continuous insults made her not had. that she had to endure insults and feel that she was quite different from “It made me realise that the part of bouts of gawking from peers on the other people. She started to question me that is a girl living with albinism was school's playground. her identity. “I asked myself if there was the plan of God for people to see that, They called her lixwete – a derogasomething wrong that my parents had even if I have albinism, I am able, and tory name (depending on the tone of a done that made me to be like this,” she I can do what other people who are not speaker) used to address people living remembered. “It wasn't easy for me to disabled can't do,” she said. with albinism. “It started a long time carry on living around other people. So, She also acknowledged the positive ago while I was still in primary school,” I spent more time indoors at home.” encouragement she got from those she said. “Fellow learners would call A resident of Mashau Bodwe in the around her. Makhado municipal area, Today Vhutshilo oozes confidence. Vhutshilo has a word of comShe chose to push aside all insults fort, encouragement and mohurled at her by peers when she was tivation for other people who at primary school, and focused on her might have to face discriminalife as a visionary of a young woman. tion in communities and work “In five years' time, I want to see myself places because of a disability. owning my own company and running “What I can tell society and a foundation for people living with dispeople living with albinism abilities, and getting my name up there or any other disability is that in and beyond our country through hard God never falls short on his cre- but good work,” she said. ation,” she stated. “If you can't see beauty in what God has created, pray for peace of mind and not to change what God saw fit to make.” She said that people should understand that self-acceptance was the key to a happier and more fulfilled life. “Never let disability limit you to reaching your goal,” she said. “That is why I took that courage to name myself Ku Albino Queen, because I'm proud of being an albino queen.” She said that she Vhutshilo Millicent Maiwashe is a young gained self-confidence Vhutshilo Millicent Maiwashe oozes confibeautiful woman who plans a great future. dence.

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Green ID book still valid By Mbulaheni Ridovhona The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has dismissed rumours that the lifespan of the green barcoded ID book comes to an end on 31 March 2018. "No such announcement has been made by the department," said DHA spokesperson Thabo Mokgola on Tuesday. Mokgola added that they wished to make it clear that the green barcoded ID book remained a legal form of identification and would continue to be legal until such time that the Live Capture System had been rolled out to all DHA offices to enable South Africans to apply for Smart ID cards at their nearest offices.

"The department has developed a plan to systematically phase out the green ID book and ultimately consolidate the restoration, common citizenship, identity and dignity to South Africans," Mokgola added. Mokgola said that the department called on South Africans to apply for Smart ID cards at any of the 180 offices equipped with the Live Capture System. "In addition, the department has established a partnership with FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank and ABSA to create an online portal where clients can lodge their application without visiting a Home Affairs office. To apply, visit ehome.dha.gov.za/echannel," Mokgola concluded.

Murder accused in court the State, he contiued accused's bail applicato assault her and then tion. His case was yet A 25-year-old murder stabbed her multiple again postponed to 11 suspect, Tshimantimes. Two minors and December for further gadzo Rasiluma Glenda’s sister were in investigations. Tambani, appeared the house, hiding in the Tshilwavhusiku and fearing for Magistrate's Court on their lives.So far, Monday. the community He stands accused of Madombidfor brutally killing zha village has his girlfriend, Glenda handed a memRadzilani, on 31 July orandum to the this year. court manager in In an incident that which they want shocked the whole the court to deny of Vhembe District, Tambani bail. it is alleged that he The court is assaulted Glenda on awaiting post her way to work and mortem results dragged her to her before it can Tshimangadzo Rasiluma home. According to consider the Tambani. Crime


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Awards for Restoration Combined Road maintenance at Musina Education Restoration Combined School, a division of Konani Pfunzo Learning Centre, hosted their academic excellence awards and prize-giving ceremony at Musina Nancefield's New Community hall last Friday. The programme started with entertaining performances by the learners themselves, greeting invited guests in all national and international languages spoken in the Musina area. The mayor of the Musina

Local Municipality, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope, commended the school for organizing such an inspirational initiative. She said an excellence award ceremony was one of the most effective ways to motivate kids to focus on their school work from an early age. “Government appreciates it when schools recognize their learners' efforts and academic excellence. This will also motivate other schools to conduct the same programmes, thereby increasing the level of performance in local schools.

We want to get more invitations of this kind because as municipality, we are 100% behind quality education and all fruitful initiatives aimed at uplifting our education.” Principal Victor Gwinji said the school felt it was important to reward the best learners for their great academic performances since the first term of the academic year. “However, this is not meant to shame other learners who have not performed well. It will inspire them, so they will pull up their socks and work hard to get awards in future.”

are now heading towards the festive season where we expect Road safety is a top priority huge volumes of traffic on our for Musina Municipality, said roads. We want to make sure Mayor Mihloti Muhlope. that most of our roads are fixed She added that she was hap- and user-friendly during the py that the municipality was festive season.” successfully implementing its She said the fact that the road-maintenance plan, with number of vehicle owners special emphasis on the repair was increasing daily made the of potholes. municipality more aggressive Last Friday, Muhlope left her when dealing with the issues of office to monitor the progress road repairs. “After repairing of the road-maintenance team, the potholes, we will make sure which is presently working tire- that the roads are properly lessly to repair potholes. She marked to meet the required said: “Road safety has an imstandards. Road markings pact on everyone, whether you are important, because they drive, walk or cycle. If the roads provide guidance and informaare well maintained, chances tion to drivers and pedestrians. of fatal accidents become less They assist in minimizing conand many lives are saved. We fusion and uncertainty about Traffic

the rules of the roads, thereby helping the municipality in providing safer roads and better routes for easy traffic flow.” When addressing some members of the road maintenance team at their work sites, Muhlope commended them for their hard work and dedication towards the improvement of the municipality’s road network. The mayor encouraged all road users always to be responsible. “All people have the responsibility to ensure that their actions on our roads do not impact negatively on the lives of others. The festive season is just around the corner and we should all make sure that we stay alive.”

Mayor Mihloti Muhlope, photographed with school director Mr Humbulani Tshifhango (centre), Principal Victor Gwinji and some of the learners who received awards during the ceremony. Musina Mayor Muhloti Muhlope monitors progress of the road-maintenance team in Musina Nancefield.

Batho Pele celebrations for Mtititi communities

Freda Nkondo, various councillors and the chairperson of the Vhembe The acting executive mayor of the House of Traditional Leaders, Vhembe District Municipality Thovhele Vele Kutama, during the (VDM), Cllr Rudzani Ludere, event that took place at the Altein said that they would work around Sports Grounds at Mtititi in the the clock to bring better services Malamulele area on Friday. closer to the people, while guided During the event, VDM had by the Batho Pele principles. invited some sector departments Batho Pele is a Sesotho word such as the South African Social which means People first and, Security Agency (SASSA), the deaccording to Ludere, the VDM partment of health, agriculture and pledges, with the support of counrural development, government cillors and representatives of the communication and information sector departments, that they are system (GCIS), among others, and ready to deliver better services to communities were urged to visit the communities. their stalls and use services they “We are here to celebrate the offered. Batho Pele as our commitment to Thovhele Vele Kutama said their bringing services closer to the peo- job as the local house of traditional ple. We are committed to working leaders was to strengthen their together with our communities, relationship with the municipalities and we can move Vhembe forward.” and the government for the delivLudere was joined by Speaker ery of better services. By Silas Nduvheni

Community members and officials who attened the Mtititi Batho Pele Day celebrations,


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New owners for Bridge Motors Ford Kuga

Kia Soul

By Anton van Zyl

Mazda CX5

One of the oldest and biggest motor dealers in Louis Trichardt, the Bridge Auto group, was recently sold to Unitrans Automotive. The transaction, however, does not affect the management of the dealerships and business continue as usual, the only difference being that the dealerships now form part of a group with 110 branches countrywide. The Bridge Motors name has a long history in the Soutpansberg. It started in 1971 when Johan Gilfillan started the Sigma Motor Corporation dealership in Louis Trichardt. The main product sold at that stage was the Chrysler cars. A few years later brands such as Mazda and Mitsubishi The new Kia Motors Building


were added to the range. In 1985 Sigma merged with Ford SA to create the South African Motor Corporation, known as Samcor. This development meant that Bridge Motors could offer Ford’s products to their clients. Seeing that there already was a Ford agent in town (Van Rooyen Ford), the two dealerships discussed the options, and Bridge Motors decided to buy Jannie van Rooyen’s business. For almost three decades Bridge Motors was the place to visit when you would want to buy a new Mazda, Ford or Mitsubishi. In 2013 the Kia name was added to the mix, when Bridge acquired this dealership. This also meant that the existing showrooms were becoming crowded. To assist, new premises were built on the corner of Rissik and Grobler streets. When Mazda parted ways with the Ford brand internationally in 2014, the display areas again became problematic. A year later, in 2015, Bridge Auto bought vacant land from the municipality next to the N1, adjacent to the cricket field. Shortly afterwards construction started on a new showroom for the Kia vehicles as well as a new home for Ford. According to Rampie Gilfillan, the general manager of Bridge Auto, they hope to move into the new buildings early in 2018. The Makhado municipality is still battling to cope with the demand for electricity in town, but these problems will hopefully be sorted out within the next few months. The buildings did not form part of the Unitrans transaction and these would still be owned and managed by the Gilfillan family. Once the new buildings are completed and electricity becomes available, the dealerships will move to their new homes. The Kia brand will move to the new premises next to the N1, as will Ford. The Mazdas will be on display in the building on the corner of Rissik and Grobler streets. The existing Bridge Auto service station will undergo a total revamp, making it much bigger and more accessible. A bigger convenience store will also be added. Unitrans Automotive is one of the largest automotive dealer networks in South Africa. The company’s core brands include Toyota, GM, Nissan, Renault, BMW, Mini, VW and Audi. The trucking division includes Isuzu, Hino, MAN, Freightliner and FUSO. Apart from new and second-hand vehicles, the company also owns subsidiary companies such as Hertz Car Rental and Unitrans Insurance Limited.

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The Figo may not be the belle, but it’s a reliable option By Isabel Venter School is over and soon it is time to head off to university, but if you live in Louis Trichardt, that means lots and lots of travelling. If you are lucky enough that mom and dad can foot the bill for a reliable new car, why not have a look at the new Ford Figo Ambiente? The Figo is perhaps not the Belle of the Ball, but more like the classic old Western movie, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Classified as a “small car”, the Figo is not built with sleek lines or even has the clichéed, toylike looks of other small cars. That is the “ugly” part. (For those students hoping to get a lean, mean racing machine … we recommend you apply your imagination, there is nothing else for it). But being “ugly” is a subjective opinion as beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. It is a different story when you climb behind the steering wheel. The “good” part is the technology. Not only does the console have a sleek design, it also sports a sound system that will get any student’s heart racing to the latest beats. MyFord, which is

a first-in-class feature (comes standard in the Ambiente, meaning no extra cash needs to be forked out for this key feature), offers the student a platform for storing, mounting and charging mobile devices and MP3 players on the go. There are two USB ports for mobile devices, an Aux-in port for iPod connectivity and Bluetooth. And for the old school, there is a CD/MP3 player as well. We were impressed by how easy it was to set up the Bluetooth. (Connecting your cellphone is really easy and one can talk over the speakers with limited wind noise disturbing the caller on the other side). The only drawback was that there was no memory card slot (for mega road trip listening). Also, if you have karaoke friends, you will have to endure this as the speakers in the Figo simply could not keep up when turned up to top volume. And then there is the “bad” - the boot space. With only a 256-litre capacity (when the rear seats are pulled back) it will become necessary to start packing light in order to have room left for the cooler box. (The back seats do not flip back completely either, so just keep that in mind too).

The interior, however, feels be a fast drive back to college, manual gearbox that delivered offered precise and responsive spacious for a car of the Figo’s especially if driving against the smooth transition. steering. What did, however, dimensions, thanks to ample wind. The Figo is powered by a What helps especially is take some getting used to was glazing and headroom. There revised version of Ford’s proven Ford’s more compliant suspen- the small size of the rear- and is also lots of door space, seven 16-valve 1,4-litre Duratec petrol sion that was tailored for local side-view mirrors. cup holders and enough space engine. It’s a keen-revving little road conditions. The Figo was The Ford Figo Ambiente in the centre console to store unit that develops 82kW at really steady on the road for a retails from R175 500. In addiall of your knickknacks. There 6 000 rpm and 136Nm of small, budget car. tion, the new Figo comes with a is also relatively ample legroom torque at 4 250 rpm. The two-year or 40 000km service space for those in the back seat. Driving was a breeze with steering plan and service intervals of Regarding fuel, as the 5-speed wheel also 20 000km. students are always cash strapped, they will be glad to hear that the Figo can achieve an average fuel consumption of 5.9 litres per 100km, which should equate to a range of a claimed 765km between refills (For those students heading off to the Gauteng region, it will mean you will be able to reach your university and still have some petrol left). It is also not necessarReady to spread their wings in the new Ford Figo. From left to right the “students” are Natasha Janse van ily going to Rensburg, Suné and Anelle Beukes.


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TOP: The Aygo’s boot only has space for a medium-sized coolbox. Michael Maynier, sales representative of Werda Toyota, stands next to the open trunk. BOTTOM: The instrument panel and radio defines the Aygo.

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control the volume and answer the phone. So next year the last chicken The Aygo on display was the is leaving the nest. The home X-Play Black version, which will be quiet, the rooms will cost about R1 500 extra, but stay clean and there won’t be comes in a two-tone colour anyone continuously asking finish. It looks modern and when the next meal will be. definitely “student-like”. It is, But the young one needs a set however, not big and boot space of wheels to keep him moving is an official 168 litres. That for the next three or four is not much if you consider a years. really decent Coleman cooler “The new Toyota 86 is soooo box, with a 66-litre capacity, cool,” is his suggestion. “That can hold 98 cans. Such a cooler won’t go down well with your box will obviously not fit in the mother. She’ll have nightback of the Aygo, and the stumares about you sneaking off dent will have to go for the 8,5 to Springs or Brakpan to take litre box, which can only hold part in burnout competitions,” nine cans. comes the reply. “No – let’s go The other factor that seems and have a look at the much to be important, is power. Here more sensible, and better it is clear that the future stupriced, Toyota Aygo.” dent has very little knowledge For starters, the basic Aygo’s of what is needed. He has heard price is just below R160 000, that the Toyota 86’s two-liwhereas the 86’s entry level tre engine puts out 147 kW, will cost you about R450 000. whereas the Aygo’s one-litre, That’s an almost R300 000 three-cylinder puts out only difference, which will have to 51kW. “Times have changed come from some budget. This and so have expectations,” I will mean that the ever-imtell him. “When I grew up, the portant new PC, with the GTX Volkswagen Beetle was the 1080 graphics card, no longer go-to car, and when the 1600 features on any Christmas engine was launched in 1971, it wishlist. Some other items that put out an amazing 37kW.” will have to be scrapped from The reality is that his mother the list would be the second will be more comfortable and third year’s tuition fees. knowing that the top speed is “But does the Aygo at least about 160km/h. The one-lihave a decent radio?” he pops tre engine is also more than the most important question capable to hold its own against that students ask when looking trucks. Compared to the Beetle at vehicles. The Aygo in fact has out of the 70s, the Aygo is a a very sexy radio. It is the size fortress. It has front and side of a junior iPad and sits in the airbags, an anti-lock braking centre of the console. It has a system, brake-assist and the touch-screen, Bluetooth, a USB Aygo X-Cite even boasts vehiand even has buttons on the cle-stability control. three-spoke steering wheel to The Aygo X-Cite seems to By Anton van Zyl

have triggered the sparkle in the student’s eyes. This model, which comes in at almost R190 000, has a sporty sunroof and 15” alloy mags. Probably the biggest selling point of the Aygo, well at least for the parents who have to foot the fuel bill, is the consumption. Toyota claims it gives 4,4 litres/100km on a combined cycle. That means that the future student can drive to Pretoria and come back on the 35-litre tank. The Toyota 86 will only do just over 600km and that’s with a 50-litre tank. What a parent really needs, is peace of mind. Toyota is, well, Toyota. There’s a reason why this brand has become synonymous with reliability in South Africa. The Aygo has a threeyear warranty, but for a limited period the manufacturer also offers a three-year 45 000 km maintenance plan as an added bonus at no cost. (Apparently this is for the first 300 customers countrywide.) The Aygo is a very comfortable little commuter and the interior is spacious and modern. With four people inside it may become a bit cramped, but then again, students should also be exposed to some discomforts. The power is adequate and if you really need a bit of extra, switch off the aircon (which comes as a standard feature). The price is competitive, build-quality is good and it says “I’m trendy” without saying “I’m loaded”. So yes – a perfect student car. Perhaps dad should go back and have another look at that Toyota 86 …


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It’s no muscle car, but the little Micra will get you there al factory-fitted extra. And, no Dad, a radio is no longer just a radio. One could settle for the In the market for a nice little runstandard radio, but seriously, what about for your Mr Matric when he impact will it have on a young univerfinally graduates to Mr University? sity student’s image if he still needs an Of course, he might be thinking muscle car or “bokkie trokkie” 4x4, but auxiliary cable? No! … he has flown it would be safe to say that dad’s wallet the coop and needs to portray an image of independence (but not openly will have the final say when it comes regarding dad’s monthly pocket monto affordability. ey). So, an auxiliary cable will not do The all-new 2017 Micra Active – Bluetooth, USB and memory card might just do the trick. It boasts a are the way to go. Add to this satellite more aggressive facelift with sharpnavigation (because you could get er lines and sporty looks, from its lost on your way to classes), a built-in signature grille, Halogen headlamps DVD player (when you do get lost and to its all-new integrated tailgate. need to stop and wait for help) and The “what’s new” transcends into the unbelievable sound output, then the cockpit with two-tone seat finishing, R10 000 extra for the radio is not that modern trimmings and a definite much extra – it is an investment in bang-for-your-buck kick-ass touchscreen radio, albeit a R10 000 option- your child’s happiness.

But, let’s be honest, you are not going to win any street races. Under the hood is the same 1 200cc DOHC 12-valve, three-cylinder in-line petrol engine with five-speed transmission. This little engine kicks out 56kW of power at 6 000rpm, while delivering 104Nm of torque at 4 400rpm. If this all sounds a bit to technical, the best way to probably explain it is that once the Micra gets up to speed on the open road, it will stay there. Just don’t expect a sudden burst of power when slamming down on the accelerator when trying to overtake a truck on the N1. Chances are you will need to gear down (and even shut off the air conditioning) to get more power and speed out of the little 1200cc engine. Still, the Micra Active will get you were you want to go and definitely much cheaper than that V8 muscle car you were eyeing until your dad told you “Hell no!” It has a fuel consumption of 6,2 litres per 100km (claimed) and has the smallest turning circle of only 4,7m in its class. In the city, small is not always bad, especially when you need to nip in and out of the traffic to quickly go to the bottle store to buy milk … wait, that did not come our right … going to the supermarket to buy milk. Speaking of milk, the Micra Active has nice cupholders in which to place your milk while driving to allow you to concentrate on your driving. We all know how unsafe the country’s roads BB Mount Fuji Nissan salesman Marnus Badenhorst with the Micra Active. have become, so safety is a definite

By Andries van Zyl

Mahindra offers affordable reliability at 3 800rpm and 247 Nm of torque at between 1 800 and Affordable reliability … That, 2000rpm. in short, sums up the new With its classic body and line of Mahindra pick-ups contemporary features, the available at BB Mount Fuji Thar is tougher than you could Mahindra in Louis Trichardt. imagine. Armed with the Borg Many residents might, Warner 4WD System that however, not even have known provides 2.48 crawl ratio in that the town boasts its own low-range, its traditionally high Mahindra dealership. The man approach and departure angles in charge here is Marthinus (44° and 27° respectively) with Beukes, who also doubles as a 15° ramp angle and 200mm sales manager for BB Mount overall clearance make the Thar Fuji’s used vehicles. ready to render the impossible Beukes has been in the possible. The manual shift-onvehicle industry for the past 16 the-fly 4WD with high and low years, since 2001. Although he gear ratio, along with closely comes from Polokwane, Louis matched ratios on the main Trichardt is not unfamiliar to gearbox, enables the driver to him. From 2005 until 2007 he make headway under most conwas general sales manager at ditions, whilst the mechanically Premier Auto (GM) in Krogh locking differential provides Street. enhanced traction on loose and Beukes is enthusiastic about slippery surfaces without the the Mahindra brand. His need for pushbuttons, shiftenthusiasm is not unfounded throws or other interventions. as the brand has made huge “All of this could be yours at a inroads in the South African price starting from R220 000,” market regarding reliabilisaid Beukes. ty versus affordability. “It is Also, worth looking at is the especially popular with farmers range of Mahindra Scorpio who would like an affordable (single and double cabs) workhorse,” said Beukes. starting off at R187 995 for the basic 2x4 single cab and R354 995 for the top-of-the-range 4x4 double cab. The newer models have all undergone somewhat of a facelift, with more defined lines and a host of safety features such as ABS brakes, dual airbags, crash protection and crumple zones that are standard on Marthinus Beukes, sales manager, pictured in front of the new Mahinsome models. dra dealership at BB Mount Fuji in Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt. By Andries van Zyl

BB Mount Fuji Mahindra stocks the complete range of Mahindra models, from the entry level KUV 1,2 litre petrol hatchback (from R149 900), all the way up to the more luxurious SUV and double-cab models. The Mahindra Thar currently on display outside the dealership is a real eye-catcher. The name Thar is derived from a desert in India and, at first glance, this jeep screams adventure. You would be right in thinking that the Thar has a lot of resemblance to the Willys jeep as it traces its roots back to when the Willys was assembled in India in 1945. The legend of the Thar has been in the making for more than 70 years and has always been Mahindra’s original all-terrain come-what-may jeep. It was introduced into the South African market in 2010. “Where will you find a similar good utility vehicle for the amount you pay?” asked Beukes. The Thar is power by a 2,5-litre turbo-diesel engine that generates 78kw of power

must in considering which car to buy. The Micra comes with both driver and passenger airbags, as well as ABS brakes. Other safety features include a high-mounted halogen stop lamp, five headrests, a high-strength cabin and impact-absorbing body and speed-sensitive auto door lock. The “what’s new” in the Micra Active tranSpeaking of the headrests scends into the cockpit with two-tone seat - although the Micra has finishing, modern trimmings and a definite five of them, space on the bang-for-your-buck kick-ass touch-screen back seat is limited. If you satellite navigation radio, albeit a R10 000 are tall, you will fit comoptional factory-fitted extra. fortably into the driver and intervals is every 15 000km and the passenger seat. Just do not expect to fit three of your rugby mates new Micra now comes with a threeyear or 90 000km service plan. It or gym buddies into the back seat. also boasts a six-year or 150 000km While their heads might fit, their legs warranty and roadside assistance, will not. You might, however, be able to fit three skinny babes into the back paint and mechanical warranty and anti-corrosion warranty. seat, making you “The Man” because at least you’ve got wheels! For longer journeys, boot space is alright. Just do not expect to fit your 90-litre cool box into the boot with ease. Still, if you need more space, an added extra is the two rear seats that can fold down … almost turning you Micra into a bakkie. The Micra Active retails from R169 900 (R159 For longer journeys, boot space is fine. Just do 900 excluding the satellite not expect to fit your 90-litre cooler box into navigation radio). Service the boot with ease.

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Excellence awards for Makushu the outstanding hard work. He added that it was also the opIt was a memorable day when portunity to thank parents and Makushu Primary School teachers who had an impact on held its annual excellence the achievement of the learnawards ceremony last Tuesers. He encouraged learners to day. continue to use their intelligent The event was held at the minds for innovation, creativity school's premises in Musina and personal development. Nancefield. Apart from demonA former learner at the strating their academic potenschool, Mr Mmbangiseni Kwintial, the learners also showda, who now works at Musina cased their dancing talents by Municipality, gave words of entertaining the audience with encouragement to the learners. brilliant traditional and conHe urged parents to be handstemporary dance performances. on with their children’s school Principal Emmanuel work. “Learners, do not let your Luvhengo told the learners financial disadvantages be a and guests that the aim of stumbling block to furthering the award ceremony was to your studies after completing recognize, celebrate and reward Grade 12. All you need to do Education

Some of the parents joyfully pose with learners who received awards at Makushu Primary School.

Again Hilbert Sevhugwane (sales executive of Werda Toyota in Louis Trichardt), photographed with a customer, Mr Rathumbu Ntsieni Lamson. Mr Lamson recently bought a 2.7 Sesfikile 16-seater and was also was rewarded with a sheep as an early Christmas gift. Photo supplied.

is to ensure that you get good results because there are lots of bursaries waiting for you out there. Musina Municipality also has bursaries to finance learners from indigent families.” Some of the top learners recognized during the award ceremony include Ronew Munungufhala Ronewa (Grade 1 with 96%), Junior Mphephu (Grade 2 with 98%), Simon Manenzhe (Grade 3 with 88%), Tsireledzo Raphalani and Lucky Masela Lucky (both Grade 4 with 86%), Evelyn Tlou (Grade 5 with 79%), Thabelo Mukhwa (Grade 6 with 87%) and Mikateko Khethiwa (Grade 7 with 76%).

Several people attended the birthday party of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the FNB Conference Centre in Sandton last Friday evening. Photographed from left to right are: Chief Livhuwani Matsila, Dr Tshepo Motsepe and Mr Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo supplied.


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Three student friends start a law firm By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho The story of three university students who met some eight years ago is inspirational and stands out as a proof that good relations and team work pay off in time. The bachelor of law (LLB) students, Tanganedzeni Mphaphuli (29), Shane Mudzunga (29) and Shandukani Tshinetise (27), met at the University of Venda. They entered into a pact to finish school, get their qualifications and open their own law firm. “The three of us became relatively close,” remembers Mudzunga, who grew up in the streets of

Duthuni village. “It was through constant engagement among ourselves that we realised we shared the same vision. We started talking ideas and implementation to achieve our visions and goals.” In 2012, they all completed their four-year degrees and graduated. They then enrolled at the Polokwane School of legal practice the following year. A resident of Makwarela, Mphaphuli added that, after graduation, they served articles in different law firms in different parts of the country. “One would have thought that when we were separated by our respective articles, that would have been the end

Shandukani Tshinetise says the team would like to see more black partnership lawyers.

of our dream,” she said. “However, we had written our business plan when we were still at varsity. In our free time we would always have lots of progressive meetings about our company to be formed.” The trio opened Mphaphuli Mudzunga Tshinetise Attorneys in February 2015. They have offices in Thohoyandou and Pretoria. A resident of Mulenzhe village, Tshinetise stated that one of the biggest challenges in the law fraternity is to have an adequate number of black lawyers working together or forming partnerships. “We observed this challenge and we challenged ourselves that we would not only form one of the

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Tanganedzeni Mphaphuli says progressive meetings bear good fruits.

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The annual Baobab Blitz has come around again and everyone has the opportunity to help find answers to the pollination mystery of the baobab flower. The question remains: What is pollinating the baobab flowers? “Bet you thought it was bats, but did you know that scientists have never seen bats visiting baobab flowers in Southern Africa?” said the Baobab Blitz organisers. Scientists therefore need the public’s help to find out what exactly is pollinating the baobab flower. “This year, we will be adding to the data that was collected last year. Last year we found that only hawk moths were visiting baobab flowers in South Africa, but to make absolutely sure of our conclusions, we need to grow our observations and for this we need your help. If you have a baobab tree on your farm or in your garden, please register and help us find out,” said the organisers. To register, send an e-mail to cath@vhembebiosphere.org or WhatsApp or SMS to 071 498 7551. Alternatively, register on the Baobab Blitz Facebook-page or visit the website www.vhembebiosphere.org. “Baobabs have flowers that are big, white and open at night. They can either be pollinated by bats or hawk moths. Bats have been seen pollinating baobab flowers in East and West Africa, but have never been seen pollinating flowers in Southern Africa,” said the Baobab Blitz organisers. Baobab trees in the Soutpansberg area flower from October to December each year and the peak flowering season is in November. What interested people need to do is set aside the evenings of 24 to 25 November and 2 to 3 December to monitor the baobab flowers. “Any baobab tree in Limpopo (Alldays, Vivo, Waterpoort, Mopane, Musina, Tshipise, Pafuri) can be monitored. Sit under one tree from 06:00 until 00:00 and record what is coming to the flower,” said the organisers. For more information, visit the above-mentioned Facebook page or website.

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few black partnership firms in Thohoyandou, but we would see to it that it grew rapidly to pave a new way for many young lawyers who wished to combine their efforts with other black lawyers,” he said. The three lawyers have a message to young entrepreneurs in Vhembe District and the country as a whole: “No matter your colour and background – nothing can stop you from becoming what you want to be. The main key to success is to meet people who share common goals with you; walk together with them and the journey becomes even smoother.”

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Ramaphosa launches book during celebrations By Elmon Tshikhudo Friday, 17 November 2017 will remain one of the most important days in the life of a “son of the soil”, the gentle giant in the South African political landscape, the legend and veteran politician, Mr Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa, who is also one of the hottest contenders in the ANC presidential race, hosted a double-header function when he launched his book and celebrated his 65th birthday. The auspicious function was held at the FNB Conference Centre in Sandton. The guest list at the function resembled the “who’s who” in business and included political heavyweights. The ANC’s secretary-general, Mr Gwede Mantashe, was the guest of honour at the function. Former finance minister Mr Pravin Gordhan and the former minister of higher education, Mr Blade Nzimande, friends, relatives and other senior politicians were in attendance. Among the other esteemed guests was traditional leader Chief Livhuwani Matsila, an avid supporter of Cyril Ramaphosa’s and one of the deputy president’s chief lobbyists in Limpopo. The book, The Cattle of the Ages, is about farming with Ankole cattle, which have royal origins in Africa. Ramaphosa brought the cattle to South Africa and initiated a project Private Bag X5066 to empower small Thohoyandou farmers. The event followed 0950 Ramaphosa’s very sucLimpopo Province cessful campaign tour

Lovebirds Rabelani Nemushungwa (28) of Tshitereke and Gumani Nemavhola (30) of Muhuyu said “I do” to each other during a ceremony at the Tshitereke Faith Mission Church on Saturday. Rabelani is a nurse at the George Mukhari Hospital in Pretoria, while Gumani works for a furniture manufacturing company in Johannesburg. The ceremony was conducted by the head of the AFM Church in South Africa, Vhembe, Pastor Tshikomba.


of Limpopo where he was hosted by Matsila and other politicians in the province. Commenting after the launch, Matsila said the book was a fitting and handy tool for their developmental agenda as traditional leaders, more specifically as it focuses on small-scale rural farmers. “We are here to celebrate the life and wonderful achievements of our legend, whose remarkable contribution led towards the achievement of freedom and liberation in South Arica,” he said. “His own personal achievements as a businessman and an excellent farmer serve as a role model to many of us who have the onerous responsibility to fight poverty, create jobs and bring development to our rural communities,” said Matsila.

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Collins Chabane local mayor Cllr Joyce Bila (third from left) presents food parcels to Ms Rhabela Baloyi, with some councilors holding food parcels.

Bila visits Olifantshoek villagers By Silas Nduvheni The mayor of the Collins Chabane municipality (Lim 345), Cllr Joyce Bila, said that they would look at all the grievances by local communities. She was speaking on Friday during an outreach programme at the Olifanshoek sports grounds. “We used to buy water at the cost of R2 for 20 litres. We are having a shortage of water in the Tiyani and Olifantshoek area. The pumping machine is not operational, there’s no water reticulation and people are starting to damage the main pipeline due to the shortage of water,” said a Sanco member in Olifanshoek, Mr Julius Maluleke. Maluleke also indicated that the road between Olifantshoek and Rotterdam should be cleared of bushes. The road must eventually be tarred, and the community members are looking forward to the building of RDP houses. Mr Reckson Baloyi, who represented persons living with disabilities, said that they needed improved transport, because many used crutches and wheelchairs. Buildings should also be made more accessible for them. “We are also fighting against abuse of disabled people and we experience various challenges such as rape, our money is taken away by force and many people undermine us. We also need employment,” said Baloyi. The chairperson of the technical services committee, Mr Sam Magadain, said that the ward councillor should consult with the technical services department of the Vhembe District Municipality and indicate how many boreholes were working and all other challenges regarding water and sanitation. “It’s our duty to go out and meet with community members. Our responsibility as local munic-

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“Elderly deserve the best” By Kaizer Nengovhela The elderly around the Makhado Municipality gathered at the local show grounds last Friday to celebrate an event organised by the municipality. They participated in different cultural activities and different sporting codes. The mayor of the Makhado Municipality, Cllr Shonisani Sinyosi, said the elderly deserved the best in life as they were the ones who had brought the next generation into this world. She said that it was shameful to see that there were still people who took pride in abusing the elderly. Sinyosi said they suffered many types of abuse, even at

places where they should be getting preferential treatment such as at banks, public transport and health institutions, where they were forced to queue like children. “We cannot just sit down and watch as if nothing is happening. We have to act and make our elderly comfortable,” she said. Sinyosi said it was even more painful when those who were abused did not know where to go for help. “The elderly also fought for the democracy we are now enjoying, and they should be afforded the opportunity to enjoy it and not be left to the mercy of ruthless thugs and uncaring relatives,” she said. One of the elderly, Gogo Masindi Musekwa, said the

abuse of the elderly by their own relatives, children and other community members had reached alarming proportions. The elderly had become the victims of the worst form of abuse from family members and other members of the community who took advantage of their age and the state of their health, she said. Musekwa said many of the elderly were beaten up for their grant money by their own children and grandchildren. Some were even sexually abused and molested and called abusive names by their own people. She said the elderly were only taken care of when it was time for them to go and collect their grant money, which they did not even get to enjoy.

Makhado Mayor Shonisani Sinyosi greets some of the senior citizens.

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Young author needs some help to release her debut anthology Literature Despite her indigent background, a young author from Makonde village has written and released a poetry book, entitled Calendar’s Time. Although the 21-year-old Mushayathoni Bridget Nwovhe has realized her dream of becoming a wordsmith, she needs assistance for start-up capital to print 200 copies of her poetry anthology and to launch the book at Makonde village next month. She says that her lack of funds impacts on her agreement with the publishers, which does not include the printing of her book. Nwovhe, who started writing while still at primary school, says she is over the moon that she will now be able to express her views to a wider audience through her 62 poems in the 100-page anthology. “The book is aimed at empowering people, especially the youth, to be always ready and prepare themselves for the future. It also teaches us that geographical location or poor financial background should never be a stumbling block to success. Young people should know that they can grow with their dreams from whichever part of the world they are located in. The most important thing in life is to be focused, time bound and be dedicated to one’s set goals.” She says through her book, she hopes to encourage young people to develop creative minds and to learn to invent and invest in their dreams with their capacity and potential. She urges prospective sponsors to come on board. “The book is already completely done. It just must hit the shelves in bookshops nationwide. There are also plans that it be available as an eBook.” For the launch, Nwovhe says she will need assistance in printing 200 copies, securing a venue for approximately 200 people, refreshments for guests and allowances for the entertainers. Those who would like to assist can call her at 079 797 9988 or alternatively email her at bridgetnwovhe@gmail.com.

The covers of the hard copy and eBook version of Mushayathoni Bridget Nwovhe’s book, Calendar’s Time.

Young author Mushayathoni Bridget Nwovhe (21) of Makonde village needs assistance to launch her debut poetry anthology, Calendar’s Time.


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Teams to register for Balethavha 000, a soccer kit, silver medals and a soccer ball. Registration is open for teams The third- and fourth-placed that wish to take part in this teams will be given R4 000 and year’s edition of the Balethavha R3 000 respectively. Teams that Soccer Tournament. booted out of the tournament in the According to the deputy chairquarterfinal stage will each receive person of the organizing commitR1 500. The remaining teams will tee, Mr Humbelani Mukhathi, the each go home with a consolation registration process started the prize of R800. committee’s meeting last Saturday. According to Mukhathi, regThe meeting resolved that 16 teams istration will remain open until will partake in this year’s tournaSaturday, 9 December. All matches ment and that the registration fee is will be staged at the Tshixwadza R500 per team. Stadium and the kick-off date will This year’s champions will receive be announced after the closure for R8 000, a soccer kit, a floating tro- the registration window. phy, soccer balls and gold medals. Mukhathi can be phoned at 076 The runners-up will receive R5 425 6681. By Frank Mavhungu

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The deputy chairperson of the Balethavha Soccer Tournament, Mr Humbelani Mukhathi.

Singers to enter for Nambi Ya Dzinambi lecturer Dr Elelwani Ramaite-Mafadza, and Dr Mudzunga Davhula. The Connecting Culture and ChildThe Nambi Ya Dzinambi commuhood Project is inviting all interest- nity initiative is being coordinated by ed music artists to enter into a sing- the research team, with support from ing competition known as Nambi Ya indigenous knowledge holder VhavDzinambi/From Archive to Artist. enda Vho Maluta Matsheka, social The artists would have to use one of and digital technology entrepreneur the old songs from the archives in Rovico, and community members and any new form such as hip hop, RnB, leaders throughout Venda. VenRap and traditional. The Nambi ya Dzinambi CompetiThe Connecting Culture and tion stems from the collaborators' reChildhood Project is a collaborative search that is aiming to bring heritage partnership between Univen, York recordings of traditional Vhavenda University, Venda communities, and music back to the original commuthe Social Science and Humanities nities and owners. Another aim of Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). the project is to engage children and The research collaboration is being led young people in listening to and learnby York University's associate profesing traditional Vhavenda songs that sor Dr Andrea Emberly, Univen senior were recorded long ago. “We currently have a collection of archival songs from 195658 that were recorded in the Vhembe district by ethnomusicologist John Blacking,” Prof Emberly said. “All that music was stored at an archive in Perth, Western Australia. We now have copies of these recordings Generic image By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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and photos and materials that we are trying to give back to the community.” Therefore, interested artists are welcome to access copies of the original songs or music and rework in it the style and format of their own.“In order to give the music back to communities, we have created an event where young people and community members can take the old songs from the archival collection and create new music,” said Dr. Elelwani Ramaite-Mafadza. “We are hoping that young people and community members will find value in connecting with their cultural heritage through popular music.” Young and old are being challenged to take a copy of the recordings and create their own new music with the old songs. "This will create a mix of the old with the new, celebrating heritage and creativity," Dr Emberly said. "Artists can use the songs in any way they choose, from sampling to backtrack to using the melody or to simply performing the song in a new way. Creativity is encouraged!" The competition is on at the University of Venda's Auditorium on 1 December. The cash prices are R5 000, R3 000 and R1 000 for positions one, two and three respectively. Recording are available from Univen Arts Gallery, Prof Andrea Emberly (063 790 9582) or Rovico (082 227 0048) or for download on the Facebook event page Nambi Ya Dzinambi.

will receive R5 000 and R4 000 and a soccer kit each. The tournament will start on 24 December and the finals will be played on New Year’s Day at the Ravele grounds. For more information, call Mr Phathela at 072 5166191, the chairperson, Mr Scara Tshigomana, at 082 050 6969 or the treasurer, Mr Oscar Sirovha, at 082 811 0251.

The organisers of the Sinthumule/Kutama Community Sports Development invite netball teams, U/15 and senior soccer teams to register for the annual tournament that will start shortly before Christmas. According to the PRO of the organisation, Mr Parks Phathela, they have invited teams from the whole of Vhembe to register. The registration fee for the senior teams is R1 000 and for junior teams and netball it is R200. He said that it was important that future stars' talent be identified at grassroots level. He applauded the sponsors for helping to identify the talent of the region's youth and added that the youth of this region should be proud of their talent. Phathela stated that the teams will be fighting for a first prize of R15 000 cash, new soccer kit, a floating trophy and gold medals. The runners-up will get R10 000, a soccer kit Mr Parks Phathela, PRO of the Sinthumule/ and silver medals. Kutama Community Sports Development The two teams that organisation. lose in the semifinal

Help to find Rotondwa The police in Ngwenani Village are looking for Rotondwa Manena (20). According to her husband, he last saw her on 10 November around 08:00 at their place of residence, still asleep when he left for work. He then came from work around 16:00 the same day and, to his dismay, his wife was nowhere to be found. Anyone with information of her whereabouts can phone the Crime Stop number of 08600 10111 or SMS the Crime Line 32211 or contact the nearest police station. Photo supplied.


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TO LET PRIVATE SCHOOL TO RENT / COLLEGE TO LET Maniini Block M, opposite Phangami Mall, Old Wisdom Combined School. Includes the following: * Tuckshop * Twelve classrooms * Admin block * 45 Rooms for hostel * Hall Tel: 015 962 6220 * Cell: 073 305 8507 / 082 960 3839 E-mail: benny@ benlewislegal.com Bembani Tshinavhe Group


NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE Estate Late NENWELI MUKHUWA PETRUS, I.D no: 240125 5028 084 of VHUFULI Limpopo province who died on the 29/09/2007 and was married in customarily to NENWELI TSHINAKAHO of I.D no: 470403 0123 080. Estate number: 1894/2016 Master’s office: Thohoyandou. Persons having claims against this estate are called to lodge their claims within 30 days from date of publication. SIGNED AT THOHOYANDOU ON THIS THE 15TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2017. MAKHUVHA E.M ATTORNEYS P O BOX 759 THOHOYANDOU 0950. REF: MAK/ EST/10/17/MUK


In The High Court Of South Africa Limpopo Division, Polokwane CASE NO: 1314/14 In the matter between: NGOVE PHENI CYPRIAN & 3 OTHERS, Applicant and YUSTO FAMANDA CHAVALALA, 1st Respondent. NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION In Pursuance of a Judgment of the above Honourable Court and a Warrant of Execution in the above matter, a sale in execution will be held at Sheriff’s Store, Limdev Building Main Road Giyani, on Thursday the 7th day of December at 13h:00, of the undermentioned goods of the 1st Respondant:1 x WHITE TOYOTA LANDCRUSER PRADO (REG: BFL 388 L) Take Further Note: 1. This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgement obtained in the above Court. 2. The rules of the auction is available 24 hours prior to the auction at the office of the Sheriff. 3. Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to specific conditions, inter alia

4. Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008; (Url< http:// www.info.gov.za/view /downloadfileaction?id99961>) 5. FICA legislation i.r.o proof of idebtity and address particulars; payment of registration deposit of R500.00 in cash. 6. The office of the Sheriff will conduct the sale with the auctioneers. 7. Goods will be sold for cash only to the highest bidder or sold subject to confirmation as per the Consumer Protection Act upon instructions from the execution creditor. Dated at Nkowankowa on this the 23rd Day of October 2017. Mahlaba & Moshoana Inc.(Applicant Attorney) C/o Isaiah Nyathi Attorneys 103 Thabo Mbeki Street Polokwane, Tzaneen 0850. Tel 015 303 3119/1675

Fax: 015 303 3380 Ref: MR MTEBULE/ ERN/CIV/M977/14

S.O RAVELE ATT ESTATE NOTICE LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT IN ESTATE LYING FOR INSPECTION In the estate of the late: EDZISANI JONAS MAKANANISE, ID: 540410 5229 081, Estate No: 1853/2017, Last Address: MAULUMA VILLAGE, Date of Death: 2017-08-14. The first and final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the estate will be opne for inspection for a period of 21 days at the office of the Master of High Court, Thohyandou as from 27th November 2017. Name and Address of Agent: S.O RAVELE ATTORNEYS, 15 DEVENISH STREET, MAKHADO, TEL: 015 516 2823,

FAX: 015 516 2825, REF: S.O RAVELE/ PM/LR/EST0012

V.E LUBISI ATTORNEYS Notice to Creditors in Deceased The estate of the late Chauke Mudunguzi Petrus of id no. 490915 5589 086 who ordinarly resided Malamulele location, who died on the 04 day of February 2017. Estate no: 1572/2017. All persons having claims against the above-mentioned estate must lodge them with the Executor concerned within 30 days (as indicated) from date of publication hereof. V. E Lubisi Attorneys, House no: 519A Main Road Malamulele, Postnet Suite 193 Tel: 015 291 2764/ 063 460 2536 REF: VEL/AE/08/2017

Tenders To advertise a Vacancy or Tender on this page please contact George or Yolanda at Tel: 015 516 4996 or Fax: 015 516 2303

Vacancies The South African Forestry Company (SOC) Limited (SAFCOL) is mandated by the Government to ensure the sustainable management of forests and other assets within the SAFCOL Group and to play a catalytic role in the realisation of rural development and economic transformation. SAFCOL is dedicated to growing its business in the plantation forestry and forest products value chain and maximising stakeholder value. The SAFCOL Group hereby invites learners to apply for:

Artisan Development Programme – 2018

Applications are invited from unemployed youth (18-35 of age) who wish to pursue a career as Artisans. Successful applicants will be granted an opportunity to participate in a formal Apprenticeship Programme over a three-year period. This will consist of accredited theoretical and practical training in one of the following areas:

• Fitter • Millwright • Electrician • Diesel Mechanic (Motor Trade) • Boilermaker Apprentices will be based at SAFCOL’S Timbadola Sawmill in the Levubu area of Limpopo. They will receive a monthly stipend of R4 500 per month for the duration of the programme and will be provided with accommodation. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals, people living with disability, black woman and youth from communities which SAFCOL has signed a Social Compact with. Requirements: • Must be a South African citizen in good health • Must have successfully completed Grade 11 and N2 with relevant trade theory subject or must have a minimum of Level 3 (TVET Certificate) with related trade theory and a total of 7 subjects • Must be prepared to work overtime and on weekends if required. How to apply: Attach certified copies of the following documents to your application letter: • Curriculum Vitae • Grade 11 School Report with the school stamp/Matric Certificate and N2 Certificate or statement of results. Enquiries: Sipho Mogalem tel. (013) 754-2700/2900 Applications must be sent via e-mail to apprenticeship@safcol.co.za Alternatively applications can be hand delivered at any of the following SAFCOL premises’ reception area mentioned below: • Pretoria Office – Podium at Menlyn • Nelspruit Office – 10 Streak Street • Ngome Plantation Office –R618 Nongoma, Vryheid Road • Platorand Training Centre – R532 Sabie, Graskop Road • Timbadola Sawmill Office – Entabeni Road, Levubu Closing date: 30 November 2017 Should you not have received a response within 21 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR PROSPECTING RIGHT AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION Notice of the Prospecting Right Application as per the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (28 of 2002) for the proposed magnesite, quartz and jasper prospecting project on all Portions of the farms TER BLANCE 155 MT, SEPTIMUS 156 MT, MARTIN 157 MT, RYNIE 158 MT, AMONDA 159 MT, DAVID 160 MT AND GRAANDRIK 162 MT, in Musina, Limpopo Province. Singo Consulting (Pty) Limited has been appointed as an independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) responsible for the EIA, Environmental Management Plan (EMP), and Public Participation Processes required in support of the PRA for the proposed projects. INVITATION TO COMMENT Notice is given in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Development Act (MPRDA) (Act 28 of 2002),NEMA, EIA Regulations published in Government Notice Regulation (GNR) on Government Gazette 38282 (4 December 2014) that Veralli Minerals has applied for Prospecting Right for Magnesite, Quartz and Jasper deposits (DMR Ref: LP 30/1/1/3/2/1(13033)EM). IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES As part of the EIA process, more especially the public participation process for this proposed project, the public is invited to: Register as Interested and Affected parties (raise comments) 13 November - 13 December 2017 Review DBAR and EMPR 13 December 2017- 13 January 2018 Public Day: Handing of flyers on streets and bus stops on Saturday the 09 December 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm at Folovhodwe Village to inform people about the proposed project. The DBAR and EMP report will be available for review from 13 December 2017 to 13 January 2018 at Folovhodwe Musanda and Musina local municipality (21 Irwin street, Musina). For more information, to register as an interested or affected party, please contact: Singo Consulting (Pty) LTD Emmanuel Netshisaulu T: +27 76 913 3939/ 073 063 6441 F: +27 86 5144 103 E: emmanuel@singoconsulting.co.za Private Bag X 7214, Postnet suite 125, Witbank 1035 Office No: 10 Khayalami Estate, Tasbet Park Ex t11 Witbank, 1040. Ad designed by Zoutnet Publishers

District Municipality

Request for Tenders/Proposals Tender Description Number

Tender Fee

Docs Available

Compulsory Briefing Session/ Site Inspection Appointment R264.00 27 November 4 December VDM/ 2017 2017 at nonTECH/ of Service 10:00 at the refundable 17/10/ Provider to entrance 2017/01 Design, Supply to Vhembe and Install District Laboratory Municipality Shelves

Technical Enquiries

Manager: Water Quality, Mr AS Mulibana, tel. (015) 9603500

Closing date: 15 December 2017 at 12:00 Complete tender documents, sealed in an envelope marked with the abovementioned tender number, must be deposited in the tender box next to the entrance of Vhembe District Municipality Offices, next to the Khoroni Hotel (former Venda Tusk Hotel), whereafter the tenders will be opened in public. The following documents are required and should form part of the tender: • CSD  Summary  Report  •  Tax  Clearance  Compliance  Status  Letter  or  Tax  Clearance  Compliance  Number  •  Company  Registration  Certificate  •  Proof  of  purchased  tender  document  (receipt)  •  Proof  that  the  tenderer’s  municipal business account or any of the directors’ municipal accounts is not  in arrears (NB: Municipal clearance not older than three months) or a letter from a traditional authority indicating that they are not paying rates and taxes • Certified B-BBEE Verification Certificate. Late, telegraphic, e-mailed or telefax transmission documents will not be accepted. Vhembe District Municipality reserves the right to accept a tender as a whole or in part and does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. NB: All service providers/tenderers are requested to pre-number and initial their documents before submission. No tender will be accepted from a person in the service of the state. Administrative enquiries can be directed to the Manager: Supply Chain Management, Ms NP Sigida at (015) 960-2075. Mr MR Rambado - Municipal Manager Private Bag X5006, Thohoyandou 0950 Human Communications 138515

DEADLINES FOR ADVERTS: Colour adverts: Mondays 16:00 • Classifieds and display adverts: Tuesdays 15:00


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The Municipality invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions within its establishment. The Municipality is an equal opportunity and affirmative Action Employer. Persons designated in terms of applicable legislations as Historically Disadvantaged South Africans as well as people with disabilities are encouraged to apply:


Remunerations and Benefits

Minimum Requirement

Skills and Competencies

Key Performance

Personal Assistant to the Mayor

Post Level: 04 Basic Salary: R 347 211.55 - R 402 953.18 per annum Applicable Benefits: a) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved medical aid, b) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved pension / retirement / provident fund, c) Any Statutory employer contributions

(a) Grade 12 (Matric), (b) Diploma in Public Administration, Secretariat, Local Government or relevant equivalent qualification. (c) A Valid Code B driver’s license. (d) Two (2) years’ relevant experience

• Excellent Communication and report writing Skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint programmes • Problem solving and leadership skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. • Ability to work under pressure. • Understanding of the local government environment.

Coordinate activities of the office and its unit. Provide administrative support to the office of the municipal manager. Responsible for logistical arrangements for meetings, travels and events. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders. Responsible for office cash management and reconciliations. Maintain office records. Monitor office budget and other resources. Diary management. Coordinate departmental meetings. Advice the municipal manager on office operations. Handle and direct enquiries. Execution of specific instructions and apply laid down operational procedures.

Internal Auditor

Post Level : 5 Salary : R 326 420.65 – R 346 450.97 per annum Applicable Benefits: a) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved medical aid, b) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved pension / retirement / provident fund, c) Any Statutory employer contributions

a) Bachelor degree in Internal Audit/Accounting or equivalent. b) Registration with the relevant professional body. (a) A Valid Code B driver’s license. (b) Three (3) years’ relevant experience

• Excellent Communication and report writing Skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint programmes • Problem solving and interpersonal skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. • Ability to work under pressure. • Understanding of the local government environment.

Coordinate and control processes and procedures associated with formulation of a risk based municipal audit plan. Contribute in the formulation and implementation of audit frameworks. Provide support to the audit committee and any other council committee charged with a responsibility to execute oversight functions that requires audit processes. Monitor applications, processes and procedures associated with statutory financial and non-financial responsibilities and functions of the municipality. Assist in conducting audits to establish compliance and improve internal controls. Provide guidance and information pertaining to audit processes and functions. Generate reports.

Secretary to the Speaker

Post Level : 8 Salary : R 236 577.26 – R 266 502.53 per annum Applicable Benefits: a) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved medical aid. b) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved pension / retirement / provident fund. c) Any Statutory employer contributions.

(a) Grade 12 (Matric) and / or National Certificate in Secretarial or relevant equivalent (b) Relevant work experience

• Communication and report writing Skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint programmes • Interpersonal skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. • Ability to work under pressure.

Coordinate activities of the office and its units. Provide administrative support to the office and associated structures. Handle inbound and out bound calls. Coordinate logistics and maintain appropriate levels of consumables/stock for the office. Recording, handling and referral of enquiries. Perform reception duties/functions. Perform diary management functions. Execution of specific instructions and apply laid down operational procedures. Perform secretarial support services including typing, recording, meeting arrangements, office consumable etc. Handle bookings. Consolidate reports.

Secretary to the Chief Whip

Post Level : 8 Salary : R 236 577.26 – R 266 502.53 per annum Applicable Benefits: a) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved medical aid. b) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved pension / retirement / provident fund. c) Any Statutory employer contributions.

(a) Grade 12 (Matric) and / or National Certificate in Secretarial or relevant equivalent (b) Relevant Work experience

• Excellent Communication and report writing Skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint programmes • Interpersonal skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. • Ability to work under pressure.

Coordinate activities of the office and its units. Provide administrative support to the office and associated structures. Handle inbound and out bound calls. Coordinate logistics and maintain appropriate levels of consumables/stock for the office. Recording, handling and referral of enquiries. Perform reception duties/functions. Perform diary management functions. Execution of specific instructions and apply laid down operational procedures. Perform secretarial support services including typing, recording, meeting arrangements, office consumable etc. Handle bookings. Consolidate reports.

Driver to the Mayor

Post Level: 08 Salary : R 236 577.26 – R 266 502.53 per annum Applicable Benefits: a) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved medical aid. b) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved pension / retirement / provident fund. c) Any Statutory employer contributions.\

(a) Grade 12 (Matric) (b) Code EB Driving Licence (c) 1 Year Relevant Experience

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Responsible for the upkeep the official vehicles. Responsible for transportation of the Mayor, authorised persons and goods. Execute safe driving techniques and the protection of the Mayor. Plan travel routes. Adhere to the traffic rules and regulations. Responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is at all times driven with the utmost care. Conduct road-worthy inspection of vehicle before use. Identify and report vehicle defects. Report vehicle service requirements. Ensure that the official vehicle is regularly cleaned. Maintain vehicle logbook and submit inspection. Responsible for reporting any accidents, damages or losses to the supervisor immediately.

Communication Skills Interpersonal skills. Ability to work extended hours. Advanced Driving Certificate


Remunerations and Benefits

Minimum Requirement

Skills and Competencies

Key Performance

Manager: Electrical

Post Level : 3 Salary : R 515 625.48 – R 644 651.52 per annum Applicable Benefits: (a) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved medical aid, (b) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved pension / retirement / provident fund, (c) Any Statutory employer contributions (d) Travelling / Vehicle Allowance as per council policy.

(a) Degree or National Diploma / S4 in Electrical Engineering (b) ORHVS (c) Qualified Indentured Electrician (d) Registration with the relevant professional body. (e) A valid Code B Driver’s license (f) 5 years relevant experience 3 of which must be at a supervisory level.

• Excellent Communication and report writing Skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint programmes • Interpersonal skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. • Project management skills • Managerial Skills • Analytical Skills • Presentation Skills • Interpersonal and people management Skills • Conflict resolution skills. • Ability to work under pressure. • A strong client service and team focus

Plans, coordinates and manages activities of the Electrical Services Division through the sections Protection and Electrification, Network and Design, and Occupational Health and Safety. Develop divisional vision and strategy and ensure implementation. Plans and manages utilisation of resources. Coordinate the development and maintenance of systems, policies, procedures and processes. Monitor the calculation of statistics of services provided. Manage and lead the division to a safe, productive and high level of service. Oversee and monitor the bulk supply meter readings in the municipality to ensure technical correctness in the billing system of bulk supply meter readings. Lead the installations and maintenance of meter readers. Manage the upkeep, compliance and renewal of the National Electricity Regulator (NER) license according to the prescriptions of the Electricity Act. Evaluate and comment on the applicability of specific operational key performance indicators and measures against outcomes detailed in the Council’s Integrated Development Plan and/or strategic plans. Develop and assess project proposals and plans, to determine viability of projects including preparing/ approving drawings, designs and cost estimates for new works

Manager: Project Management Unit

Post Level : 3 Salary : R 515 625.48 – R 644 651.52 per annum Applicable Benefits: (a) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved medical aid, (b) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved pension / retirement / provident fund, (c) Any Statutory employer contributions (d) Travelling / Vehicle Allowance as per council policy.

a) An appropriate B degree in Civil Engineering or relevant equivalent in local government. b) Certificate in Project Management c) Registration with the relevant professional body. d) A valid Code B Driver’s license e) Three (3) years relevant experience.

• Excellent Communication and report writing Skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint programmes • Interpersonal skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. • Project management skills • Managerial Skills • Analytical Skills • Presentation Skills • Interpersonal and people management Skills • Conflict resolution skills. • Ability to work under pressure.

Plan, lead, organise and control functions within the division. Develop divisional vision and strategy and ensure implementation thereof. Implement objectives and budget allocated to the division. Control and monitor performance of employees in the division. Monitor divisional systems, policies, procedures and processes. Plays an active role in project identification and prioritisation process by ensuring proper integration of respective (Infrastructure Investment Framework and Integrated Development Plans with appropriate input from various other government departments to ensure eligibility and synchronized service delivery. Liaises with and solicit buy in from various stakeholder. Co-ordinates project applications. Responsible for the management of infrastructure programme. Responsible for administration and financial management of MIG funds. Manage and enforce compliance to project agreements and contracts. Responsible for MIS data and database management. Responsible for monitoring and evaluation of MIG programme. Responsible for ensuring that there is co-ordination of project-based capacity building and developmental initiatives. Provide technical advice to the Municipal Manager and other departments. Compile reports.

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Vacancies & Tenders ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION FOR SAND (EXTRACTION) GRANTED PROPOSED ACTIVITY SAND MINING FROM SAND RIVER STREAM SAND EXTRACTION (MINING) AUTHORISATION FOR STREAM SAND BY MUDAU EMMANUEL FROM SAND RIVER STREAM IN AND BETWEEN(BUT OUT SIDE FARM FENCE) GOEDVERWATCH 224 ZAMENSKOMSTE 223 FARMS, LOCATED IN MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY UNDER VHEMBE DISTRICT OF LIMPOPO PROVINCE DMR REFERENCE NO.LP30/5/2/3/3/2/1 (10956) EM Notice is hereby given in terms of Environmental Authorisation for sand mining (extraction) has been granted on 15 November 2017 to Mudau Emmanuel for the above mining operation, by the Department of Mineral Resources: Limpopo Regional Office (DMR). Authorization is granted in terms of Section 24 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998(Act 107 of 1998), the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002, (Act 28 of 2002), and EIA Regulation 2014. A copy of environmental Authorisation is available from: Mulovhedzi Tshifhiwa Lawrence / Mudau Emmanuel MMRWEnviron. Consulting and Trading Pty Ltd 25A Cosmopolitan Street, Ivy Park, Extension 34, Polokwane, 0699 Cell: 078 283 9291/ 079 277 5823. Fax: 086 548 6159 Email: tshifhiwalmu@gmail.com/emmuofhe@gmail.com


Private Bag X5066 Thohoyandou 0950 Limpopo Province Tel: (015) 962 7500 Fax: (015) 962 4020 (015) 962 5328

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTARY VALUATION ROLL Thulamela Municipality is hereby in terms of section 49 of Municipal Property Rates Act inviting you to come and inspect the supplementary Valuation Roll. The inspection will be for a period of 30 days starting from the 18th December 2017. The roll will be available at Mutale and Thohoyandou Municipal offices (Office No. 40) during office hours. If you wish to lodge an objection in respect of any matter in or omitted from the roll to do so in writing to the Municipal Manager within the stated period. MALULEKE HE MUNICIPAL MANAGER Thulamela Municipality Civic Centre Old Agriven Building Thohoyandou 0950

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Global Solution Development (PTY) LTD Notice for Subdivision and rezoning in terms of Spatial Planning and Land Use Managewith Thulamela Spatial Planning and land Use Management by-Law of 2016 Section 62(1)

OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAL Any affected party wishing to appeal any aspect of the decision, lodge an appeal within 20 days from the date of authorization (on/or before 13 December 2017). You must submit your appeal to the Department of Environmental Affairs, Directorate Appeals and Legal Review by means of the following: By Email: appealsdirctorate@environment.gov.za By Post: Private Bag X447, PRETORIA,0001 By Hand: Environmental House, Cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Street, Arcadia, PRETORIA, 0083. A copy of appeal must be provided to the Regional Manger of DMR: Limpopo Regional Office by means of the following: By Email: tebogo.mangaba@dmr.gov.za By Post: Private bag X9467, POLOKWANE, 0700 By Hand: DMR Building, 101 Dorp Street, POLOKWANE, 0699 Also provide a copy of appeal to the applicant, Mudau Emmanuel Attention: Mudau Emmanuel, P.O.Box 249, Tshilwavhusiku, 0938, Email; emmuofhe@gmail.com Appellants must submit the appeal in writing and on an official appeal form obtained from Department of Environmental Affairs.

It is hereby notified that application has been made by Global Solution Development on behalf of the registered owners in terms of Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, (SPLUMA) Act 16 of 2013 read together with Land use Management by Law 2016 section 62(1), for amendment of scheme for the subdivision and rezoning of use of land in line with Thulamela Land Use Management Scheme, Malamulele-Madonsi/ Muchipisi ERF 95B from “Agriculture” to “Business 2” (Dwelling Units and Restaurant). The application and the relevant documents are open for inspection at the office of Planning and Development, Collins Chabane Municipality, Malamulele, for 28 days from 24 November 2017. Objection to the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager, Collins Chabane Municipality, Private Bag 9282, Malamulele, 0982, for a period of 28 days. Address of authorized agent: Global Solution Development, P.O. Box 817, Shayandima, 0945. Tel: 081 824 9146/ 079 235 2106.

Xitiviso xa ku ava no ncinca matirhiselo ya xitanzi hi ku landzelela nanwe wa Land Use Management Act 16 a 2013 na mulawu wa Thulamela Spatial Planning and Land use Management by-Law wa 2016, xipame 62 (1) Hi mi tivisa hi xikomelo xa Global Solution Development ematsanwini ya nwinyi wa xitandzi ku ya hi munwu wa Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPULUMA) wa 16 of 2013 xinkwe na nawu wa Land Use Mnagement by-Lwa wa 2016 section 62(1) wa ku ncinca mavelo na ku ya hi Thuamela Land Use Management Scheme leswaku Malamulele-Madonsi/Muchipidi erf 95B xi ncinciwa kusuka ka vurimi xiya ka vutshamo ya vanhu na vhengele ra swakudya (Restaurant). Swikambelo na vuxokoxoko swikumeka ka office ya kunguhato na vuhemelerisi, Collins Chabane Municipality kufika masiku wa 28 ku suka ti 24 Hukuri 2017. Swikaneto hiukwaso swi fanele ku tsa leriwa mufambisi wa Masipala, Collins Chabane Municipality, Private Bag X9283, Malamulele 0982 eka masiku ya 28 lama tsariweke laha henhla. Kerefu ya Global Solution Development, P.O.Box 817, Shayandima 0945. Tel 081 824 9146/079 235 2106. Ad designed by Zoutnet Publishers

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The Municipality invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions within its establishment. The Municipality is an equal opportunity and affirmative Action Employer. Persons designated in terms of applicable legislations as Historically Disadvantaged South Africans as well as people with disabilities are encouraged to apply:


Remunerations and Benefits

Minimum Requirement

Skills and Competencies

Key Performance

Superintendent: Roads and Storm Water

Post Level : 5 Salary : R 326 420.65 – R 346 450.97 per annum Applicable Benefits: a) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved medical aid, b) Municipal contributions to SALGBC recognised/ approved pension / retirement / provident fund, c) Any Statutory employer contributions

(a) National Diploma in Civil Engineering and/or relevant equivalent qualification. (b) Code B driving licence or relevant qualification. (c) 3 years relevant experience

• Excellent Communication and report writing Skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint programmes • Problem solving and interpersonal skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. • Ability to work under pressure.

Co-ordinates tasks/ activities associated with the implementation of procedures and, monitoring and reporting on sequences/ outcomes. Plans, prioritises and schedules roads and storm-water project and maintenance work. Co-ordinates and controls tasks/ activities associated with controlling personnel performance, productivity and discipline. Monitors and evaluates progress with regards to repair, construction, installation and maintenance type work (e.g. construction of asphalt/ gravel roads, installation of underground pipelines, kerb-laying, lines and signs, etc.). Oversee and schedule maintenance queries and complains. Ensure a safe working environment. Ensure compliance with industry

Tel: 015 534 6100 Fax: 086 517 0049 Private Bag X611, Messina, 0900 Notice number 10/2017 24 November 2017

TN Tshiwanammbi Acting Municipal Manager

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS TO TAKE NOTE OF: Forward your formal applications to: The Municipal Manager: Musina Local Municipality, Private Bag X611; Musina, 0900 or deliver to 21 Irwin Street, Musina. Applications must be accompanied by a Musina Local Municipality Employment Application Form (a copy of the form can be obtain from the municipal website i.e. www.musina.gov.za or municipal offices), a comprehensive curriculum vitae and recently certified copies of: a) Identity Document. b) Valid driver’s license. c) Qualifications. Applications without the above will not be considered. Musina Local Municipality reserves the right to or not to make appointments. If no response is received from the Musina Municipality within 90 days after the closing date, it must be regarded that your application was unsuccessful. Correspondence regarding the advertised positions will be limited to shortlisted and successful candidates only. Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to and undergo personnel suitability checks including but not limited to security background checks, qualifications and employment verification. Fax and Email applications will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Fraudulent qualifications or documentation will immediately disqualify an applicant. Direct or indirect canvassing for preferential treatment will result in automatic disqualification of the applicant. Enquiries on the above should be directed to Human Resources Section at 015 534 6158/ 6148/ 6123 CLOSING DATE OF THE APPLICATIONS IS: Friday 15 December 2017


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Excitement builds for derby Residents of Tshifudi and the surrounding areas will The Rabali Stadium will be able to attend an excitbe a good place to be on ing battle on their doorstep Sunday as the ABC Motsepe tomorrow. Their home team, League match between Madridtas FC, will entertain Mikhado FC and Tshakhuthe pace setters, Ndengeza ma Tsha Madzivhandila FC, at the Tshifudi Stadium. (TTM) will be staged there. Ndengeza are the only side Both Mikhado and TTM who are still to lose a league are fighting for survival. match this season. Madridtas Mikhado are in the secmust win the match to reond-last position on the main in the league title race. log, while TTM are one step The defenders of Madridahead of them. tas, Lutendo Mulaudzi, MadThe two sides shared the uvha Mudologi and Mulisa spoils with their opponents in Ramusia, will make sure that their matches last weekend. their danger area is clean Mikhado played to a 1-1 draw from the onset, while the with Ditlou FC at the Jane strikers, Pfunzo Tshikotshi Furse Stadium in Sekhuand Langanani Matodzi, are khune, while TTM shared the expected give the defence of glory with Polokwane AcadNdengeza no time to breathe. emy (1-1) at the Tshifulanani The other fixtures are: Joe Stadium. Maweja vs Giyani Hotspurs, Mikhado are still to win a Polokwane Academy vs Baroleague match after signing ka FC; Magezi FC vs Great three experienced players, North FC; Polokwane United Lerato Chabangu, Chrisvs Mighty FC; Molemole topher Netshidzivhe and a Academy vs The Dolphins goalkeeper, Amon Phophi, and Boyne Tigers vs Ditlou last month. FC. By Frank Mavhungu

Madridtas’s sharpshooter, Langanani Matodzi.

Sewelele kicks Polokwane City out of Telkom Cup Madridtas’s left back, Mulisa Ramusia.

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Both sides effected changes in the last half. Bloemfontein Celtic paved The replacements worked their way to the final of the against the Celtic team, as Telkom Cup after beating they played the last stanza Polokwane City 5-4 in with their backs against the their semi-final at the Old wall. Peter Mokaba Stadium on Celtic’s Roggert Nyundu Sunday. and Lantshene Phalane The winners were determissed sitters in the second mined by a penalty shoothalf. out after the two teams Celtic finally broke the played to a 1-1 draw. deadlock in the 112thminThe victory did not reflect ute. Their left flank, Tshegothe game in general as City fatso Mabaso, scored with a outsmarted Sewelele (Celtic) grass cutter that left the City from the onset. City missed keeper, George Chigova, two clear chances in the first stranded. Rodney Rama15 minutes. Rendani Ndou galela’s shot hit the crossbar shot wide from close range and bounced back into the after receiving a neat pass field of play. from Jabulani Maluleke. Rendandi Ndou of City As if that was not enough equalized after a corner kick to stir up the fans, Walter taken by Jabulani Maluleke Musona released aimlessly in the 116th minute. Ronald Pfumbidzai of Celtic with the ball, and Rodney Ramagalela is ready to interfrom outside the box. cept. By Kaizer Nengovhela

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By Kaizer Nengovhela Makhitha up the Brooms were too strong for Zamenkomste Liverpool and beat them 2-1 in a Zamen tournament match at Zamenkomste on Sunday. Brooms showed a spirit of commitment from the onset, with their midfielders creating chances for their striking force. Mpho Lethole of Booms received a well-cooked pass from Scaca Makgopo but hesitated for too long, until one of the defenders of Liverpool poached the ball. Liverpool squandered an opportunity in the seventh minute, when Nditsheni Musekwa shot aimlessly from the goal mouth. Khathutshelo Mukhumeni committed a similar blunder moments later. The half-time score was still 0-0. Nndwakhulu Mukhumeni of Liverpool opened the scoring, after he beat several defenders. Their celebration was cut short when Scaca Makgopo equalised with a shot that left Keeper Khongelani Baloyi flat-footed. Liverpool introduced Nkhumeleni Makovhololo and Given Ndou and Brooms responded by replacing Shumani Nthulane and Tshifhiwa Leshaba in the 67th minute. Mpho Lethole of Brooms saw red for a second bookable offence. Hulisani Mbodi of Liverpool was reprimanded in the 78th minute. He tackled Rophu Thomo from behind and the referee was lenient enough to let him go with a yellow card. Mulalao Mammphweli of Brooms increased the margin in the 83rd minute, making the score 2-1. Brooms’ keeper, Musa Makkhubele, made countless breathtaking saves, bringing stability to his team.

Mpho Lethole of Brooms (left) and Baldwin Sinungo in a tussle for possession of the ball.


Black Leopards move up the ladder NFD results Last weekend was a bad one for one of the two Limpopo-based NFD League sides, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM). When they travelled to the Kanyamazane Stadium in Nelspruit last Saturday, little did they know that they would come back with their tails between their legs. They were brutally walloped 0-3 by Mbombela United. Mbombela took the lead two minutes before half time through Freddy Gumede. Mbombela scored two more goals via Eric Radebe and Julius Ngwenya later in the game. Carlington Nyadombo, TTM’s centre back, was given his

marching orders in the game. TTM dropped from the sixth to the eighth position on the log, following the humiliating defeat. On the other hand, Black Leopards collected the maximum points at the expense of Mthatha Bucks, whom they beat 2-0 at the Thohoyandou Stadium. Lidoda Duvha jumped from the 13th to the 10th spot on the log after their victory. Leopards are still nine points behind the log leaders, Highlands Park. Highlands Park are leading the pack with 22 points. They beat Uthondathi FC 1-0 last Saturday to maintain their lead on the log. Mbombela United and

Pretoria University are in the second and third position respectively. They are tied with 19 points each. Jomo Cosmos missed a chance to move to the second spot, following their 2-2 draw with Stellenbosch at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban. Cosmos are now lying in the fourth position with 18 points in hand. Stellenbosch FC, who were leading the pack in the first seven matches, are now sixth with 17 points. The fight for survival is at this stage among four teams, viz. Ubuntu Cape Town, Royal Eagles, Richards Bay FC and Uthongathi FC. Ubuntu Cape Town are the only side who are still to win a league match so far. The have accumulated six points to date.

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Cash for winners of Zama-Zama By Frank Mavhungu The Zama-Zama annual tournament will be officially launched during a meeting at the Giyani Multi-Purpose Centre on Sunday morning. According to the founder and sponsor of the tournament, Mr Victor Hlungwani, 32 teams will battle it out for the championship in this year’s tournament. Hlungwani is a professional football referee. This year’s champions will take home R30 000, a soccer kit, a floating trophy and gold medals. The runners-up will receive R15 000 and silver medals. The third- and fourth-placed teams will each

take home R7 500. Individual awards will be presented to the top goal scorer, player of the tournament, best goalkeeper, coach of the tournament and the best referee. They will each receive trophies and cash awards. Hlungwani has appealed to the clubs to send two delegates to Sunday’s meeting. Delegates will be expected to pay the registration fee of R900 at the meeting. The toss for the first-round matches will be done during the meeting. According to Hlungwani, only clubs that will have registered will be entitled to take part in the tossing process on Sunday.

When asked as to what will happen in case more than 32 clubs register for the tournament on Sunday, Mr Hlungwani said that the decision would be taken during the meeting, should the unexpected happen. The opening matches of the tournament will be played at the Homu B grounds in Giyani on Saturday, 16 December. The final will be played at the same venue on Sunday, 31 December. More information regarding the tournament can be obtained by phoning Mr Hlungwani on 0835927305 or the tournament director, Mr Joel Baloyi, on 078 885 1112.

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Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable from 28 November 2017 at the Procurement office No.B043. Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorised person, sealed in an envelop clearly marked Tender number and description. Must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre 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 cancel or accept the whole or 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, not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • • • • • •

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Only one point for Madzivhandila

for Freddy Matiya and Phumudzo Nemakonde in the 78th minute. Bulala respectively. They found He blasted in a rocket, following a After beating Madridtas FC 1-0 at the Tshifudi the equalizer through Akonkwo scramble within the box. Stadium two weeks ago, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) refused to die in front of their home supporters. They played to a 1-1 draw with Polokwane Academy in their ABC Motsepe League match at the Tshifulanani Stadium on Sunday. The game was lukewarm in the first 20 minute as the teams took their time to study each other’s weak and strong points. It took the two TTM players, Phumudzo Bulala and Emmanuel Neswiswi, the whole first half to acclimatize to the tempo of the game. Realising that most of the TTM players were smaller in height, the Polokwane defenders played aerial balls from behind. The only time TTM threatened to score in the first half was when Unarine Kudzingana shot wide from close range in the 37th minute. No goal was scored in the first half, even though the visitors from Polokwane were by far too good when it came to ball possession. Tshakhuma replaced their injured striker, Unarine Kudzingana, with Akonkwo Nemakonde in the second half. Nemakonde formed a deadly combination with Khutso Mafichi and Emmanuel Neswiswi at the forefront. Polokwane Academy used all their substitution chances in the last half. They introduced Kgotatso Makola, Trueman Zulu and Koena Matlala for Trevor Kekana, Siyandana Mathanzima and their keeper, Mxolisi Sibei. The visitors were the first to find the net. They were awarded a corner kick in the 67th minute. Langa Mashilo beat the keeper with Private Bag X5066 a fine header. Thohoyandou Tshakhuma did not 0950 stop fighting, even though time was fast Limpopo Province running out for them. Tel: (015) 962 7500 They tried their luck Fax: (015) 962 4020 by introducing Rendani Mukomafhedzi (015) 962 5328 and Rendani Dzivhani Siyanda Mathanzima of Academy (right) and Victor Makhaukhau of Tshakhuma chase the ball. By Frank Mavhungu

Siyanda Mathanzima of Academy (front) and Victor Makhaukhau of Tshakhuma are focused on the high ball.


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Bid documents will be available as from the 28 November 2017 between 08h00 and 15h30 at office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou Interested service providers will be expected to submit the prices with the following compulsory requirements: • Tax Clearance Compliance Status Letter or Tax Clearance Compliance Number. • Company registration documents (e.g. CK) • Proof of registration with CIDB • Companies’ and/or Directors’ proof of payment for the Municipal accounts (rates & taxes) in their area of jurisdiction.( Not older than Three(3) months) and not in arrears for more than 90 days. • List of similar successfully executed projects with clients contact details and contract values. Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile and CSD report. (NB: Please note that the Municipality will only do business with service providers who have registered on the CSD) NB: Service providers must submit their BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS) or a registered auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the corporation and BEE Rating certificate Bids will be assessed under the provisions of the following Acts and its Regulations: Municipal Finance Management Act, (Act 56 of 2003); PPPFA, Supply Chain Management Policy of the municipality in accordance with the specifications and in terms of 80:20 preferential points system and functionality. The minimum threshold for functionality is 60% bidders who score less than 60% will not be considered for further evaluation.

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Sealed bid documents must be submitted in envelopes clearly indicating “BID NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION” on the outside and must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the official Bid Box at the front of the main entrance to the Civic Centre, by no later than 11:00 on 9 January 2018. All Bids received will be opened in public in the Municipality’s Board Room, Civic Centre, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou. 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 the submission thereof Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned, completed by pencil, sent by telegraph, facsimile , electronically (Fax), or E- mail and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified.

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United Brothers wallop All Stars

Can Eagles stop TTM? It remains to be seen whether Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) will make Royal Eagles pay for the 0-3 defeat they suffered at the hands of Mbombela United when they meet in their NFD League match at the Thohoyandou Stadium tomorrow afternoon. While TTM need the points from the match to remain in the hot race for the league title, it will be a matter of life and death for Royal Eagles. The Eagles, from Pietermaritzburg, are perched in the second-last position on the log, while TTM are in the eighth spot, seven points behind the pace setters, Highlands Park. TTM will be without two of their regular players, Carlington Nyadombo and Frank Motebejane, tomorrow. Their Zimbabwean centre back, Carlington Nyadombo, was given his marching orders, while Motebejane was taken off the pitch on a stretcher in their game against Mbombela United last Saturday. Tlotlo Leepile and Lifa Hlongwae are expected to

make things happen in the absence of Nyadombo and Motebejane. After collecting the maximum points at the expense of Mthatha Bucks last Saturday, Black Leopards will travel to the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem where they will play against Super Eagles. A win for Lidoda Duvha will be enough to make them one of the hot contenders for the league title. Super Eagles and Black Leopards are tied at 13 points. Pretoria University will play at home against Richards Bay FC at the Absa Tuks Stadium in Pretoria. Although they will be playing in front of their home crowd, Highlands Park will not find it easy against Witbank Spurs as Highlands Park are still to drop a league point

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after appointing the former Bafana Bafana assistant coach, Mr Owen da Gama, as the team’s head coach two months ago. Stellenbosch FC will pay a visit to Real Kings in Durban. Mthatha Bucks will host Ubuntu Cape Town at the Mthatha Stadium, while Jomo Cosmos are gearing up for a home match against Mbombela United at the Vosloorus Stadium in Johannesburg. Cape Town All Stars will play against Uthongathi FC at the Parow Park Stadium in Cape Town.

minute. Brothers threatened to increase the margin two minutes later when Bongani Baloyi’s volley missed the target by inches. Brothers strengthened their defence by replacing Awodwa Loyi with Duncan Maringa in the 64th minute. Maringa scored his team's fourth in

Muraleni United Brothers brutally walloped All Stars 5-0 in a Zamen tournament match at Zamenkomste on Sunday. Brothers were the superior side from the onset as far as possession of the ball was concerned. This resulted in their putting a lot of pressure on the defence of Stars for the better part of the match. Emmanuel Ravhandalala opened the score in the 15th minute. The team’s veteran striker, Mike Mulaudzi beat the keeper with a ground cutter from a set piece. Mulaudzi played well and was a thorn in the flesh of the defenders of Stars. The keeper of Brothers, Phathutshedzo Ramalamula, made his presence felt in the 37th minute. Salani Matshisevhe of Stars tried his luck from the edge of the box with a half volley. Ramalamula palmed the ball back into the field of play. Obua Ravhutsi scored an own goal, the opponents’ third Steven Masula of Stars attacks, while Emmanuel Ravhandalala is goal, in the 40th running to cover.

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Out because of injury: TTM’s midfielder, Frank Motebejane.

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the 66th minute. Mashudu Netshaulu and Tshikhudo Mathivha of Stars and Mashango Baloyi and Khodani Machaba all received yellow cards for different infringements. Musiwa Mutandari scored his team's fifth goal after beating three defenders in a row, including the keeper.

After parting ways with Black Leopards in an amicable way two weeks ago, it took Mr Jean Loscuito only two days to find a new job. The Belgian mentor is now the head coach of another NFD team, Richards Bay FC. His appointment came into effect on Friday, 10 November, two days after his departure from the Thohoyandou outfit. Loscuito was on the team’s technical bench when his side played to a goalless draw with Witbank Spurs at the Umhlatuze Sports Complex in Richards Bay last Saturday. Richards Bay are currently lying in the thirdlast position on the log. They have won only one of the 11 league matches they have played to date. Speaking from his hotel in Richards Bay, Loscuito said he was happy to oversee the coastal side, despite the fact that the Bay is one of the relegation candidates. Asked about his mandate as the team’s head coach, Mr Loscuito said that one of his contractual obligations was to ensure that the team take part in the promotional play-offs at the end of the season. He stated that the mandate was achievable when one considered the fact that they still had 19 matches to play before the end of the season. He further said that although they were lying in the 13th spot on the log, there was a gap of 12 points between them and the pace setters, Highlands Park. He reiterated that it was still too early to talk about relegation, saying the league championship race was still open. The club’s chairman, Mr Sfiso Biyela, confirmed Loscuito’s appointment, saying they had at last got the right man for the Mr Jean Loscuito. top job.

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Valuable points for Leopards By Frank Mavhungu Black Leopards gave the team’s new head coach, Mr Ivan Minnaert, a warm welcome when they beat Mthatha Bucks 2-0 in their NFD League match at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.

Linda Bhengu of Bucks controls the moving ball, with Phathutshedzo Nange of Leopards on his heels.

The home side could have sealed the game within the first 20 minutes of play, but their strikers were unlucky. Their centre forward, Siyabulela Shai, won the ball inside the box in the eighth minute and shot wide, with the keeper already beaten. As if that was not enough to infuriate the team’s excited fans, Xolani Ndlovu committed a similar blunder four minutes later. Linda Bengu of Bucks was the first player to see yellow. He tackled Xolani Ndlovu roughly and the Thembisa-born referee, Mr Thokozani Mkhize, did not hesitate to flash yellow. Leopards were forced to effect a change to their starting 11 towards the end of the first half. Their right back, Isaac Masia, sustained a knee injury and he was replaced with Jupiter Ngwenya. No goal was scored in the first half. Thivhavhudzi Ndou, the Leopards’ left back, was warned with a card for dangerous play in the 47th minute. Lidoda Duvha replaced Siyabulela Shai with Karabo Tsepe soon afterwards. The Leopards’ coach surprised the team’s supporters by replacing a defender, Marks Munyai, with a striker, Ivan Mahangwahaya, in the 70th minute. It took Black Leopards 84 minutes to open their account. Mwape Musonda beat the keeper with a ground cutter, following a neat pass from Ivan Mahangwahaya. Musonda was reprimanded with a card for ignoring the referee’s whistle a few minutes later. He shot the ball away long after the referee had blown the whistle for an offside. Karabo Tsepe also scored with a ground cutter, two minutes before the final whistle.

Top: Xolani Ndlovu of Leopards (right) and Mashale Rantabane of Bucks chase the ball. Right: Linda Bhengu of Bucks makes a sharp turn with the ball, while Phathutshedzo Nange of Leopards is ready to defend.

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24 November 2017 Limpopo Mirror  

Independent local newspaper bringing you the news, sport and more from the Northern areas of the Limpopo province, South Africa.

24 November 2017 Limpopo Mirror  

Independent local newspaper bringing you the news, sport and more from the Northern areas of the Limpopo province, South Africa.

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