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Talle vrae oor skietery Inwoners van die Soutpansberg staan steeds oorbluf oor die gebeure wat daartoe gelei het dat ‘n taxibestuurder Vrydagaand, 28 Mei, die 52-jarige André Duvenhage en sy 29-jarige seun Danie by die Viva-vulstasie op Bandelierkop doodgeskiet het in ‘n beweerde padwoede insident. “Dit was nie padwoede nie. Dit was uittarting gewees!” het Danie se ma, Amanda, Woensdag aan die Zoutpansberger gesê. “Die taxi wou verby gegaan het, maar daar was nie plek gewees nie, want ons het agter ‘n vragmotor gery. Toe probeer hy ons van die pad af druk. Hy het links by ons verbygekom en ons toe ‘n hele paar keer voor aankomende verkeer probeer indruk,” het Danie se verloofde, die 29-jarige Catherine van Dyk, gesê. Sy en Danie ken mekaar al van Graad 5 af, was saam op skool op Louis Trichardt en sou op 2 April 2022, ‘n dag na Danie se 30ste verjaarsdag, getrou het.

André, Danie se pa, het by die Bandelierkop Hotel gewoon vanwaar hy sekuriteitskameras vir boere op hul plase geïnstalleer het. Danie, Catherine en hulle tweejarige seun, Gideon, was op pad na André toe waar hulle die aand sou oorbly om die volgende dag Catherine se sussie se 21ste verjaardag in Polokwane by te woon. Die insident het begin ontvou terwyl Danie-hulle nog op pad was Bandelierkop toe. “Die taxi het later by ons verby gegaan en toe sy spoed drasties verminder ...

Pa en seun André (52) en Danie (29) Duvenhage was onafskeidbaar van mekaar. Hulle is Vrydag na bewering deur ‘n taxibestuurder by die Viva-vulstasie op Bandelierkop doodgeskiet. Foto’s verskaf.

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het homself ook in die been geskiet tydens die skietery. Volgens beide Catherine en Amanda is videomateriaal oor die voorval op die vulstasie se sekuriteitskameras opgeneem. Alhoewel die beeldmateriaal aan die polisie oorhandig is, het Catherine-hulle self nog nie na die beeldmateriaal gekyk nie. “Eerlikwaar, ons weet nie wat daar gebeur het nie. Ek vra vir almal, maar niemand wil regtig praat daaroor nie. Ek soek nog antwoorde,” het Catherine gesê. Sy het gesê dit maak hulle as familie kwaad as almal nou spekuleer oor wat hulle dink gebeur het. “Een artikel het gesê Danie het met ‘n mes uit sy bakkie geklim. Dit was nie Danie se geaardheid nie. Niemand kon dit egter bevestig nie. Al hierdie dinge sal deel vorm van die polisieondersoek. Sover was die polisie baie behulpsaam,” het Catherine gesê. In dieselfde asem het sy mense versoek om nie hulle ore uit te leen aan stories oor die gebeure wat heel moontlik nie waar is nie. “Al hoekom ek dink hulle wou daardie aand die taxibestuurder gaan konfronteer het, was omdat hy ons lewens in gevaar gestel het. Ek en Gideon was Danie se hele lewe gewees en ek, Gideon en Danie was oom André se hele lewe ... Almal sê los dit, maar ek glo Danie en sy pa het daardie aand opgestaan vir iets waarin hulle geglo het,” het Catherine gesê. “Danie en sy pa was baie naby aan mekaar gewees, soos ook Danie en sy boetie Deon. Onafskeidbaar,” het Amanda bygevoeg. ‘n Gesamentlik roudiens vir André en Danie vind eerskomende Maandag, 7 Junie, vanuit die APK op Louis Trichardt plaas. Die diens begin om 10:00. André word oorleef deur sy broers Hannes, Koos en Louis en suster Christine. Danie word oorleef deur verloofde Catherine, seun Gideon, ma Amanda en broer Deon. Die familie het hul opregte dank uitgespreek teenoor National Legal Aid, wat onderneem het om die roudiens gratis vir die familie te doen. Dank gaan ook aan Rocco Jonker van Letaba Wireless, waar Danie werksaam was, vir al sy hulp en bystand. (Vervolg op p.2)

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Police members stand next to the man, alleged to be a highly sought-after criminal, whom they shot dead in Louis Trichardt on Sunday morning. Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela.

Police stay mum on fatal Sunday morning shootout By Andries van Zyl

The three men who were arrested after the alleged suspect was shot dead by the police. Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela.

Vrae na pa en seun doodgeskiet word (Vervolg van p.1) “Baie dankie ook aan almal wat op die toneel gehelp het en die gemeenskap in die breë vir almal se hulp en onderskraging,” het die familie gesê. “Alles is steeds nog so onwerklik! Ons het so baie planne gehad. Dit was so onnodig. Mens verwag nie dat so iets ooit sal gebeur nie,” het ‘n bewoë Catherine afgesluit. Provinsiale woordvoerder van die Nasionale Vervolgingsgesag me. Mashudu Malabi het by navraag bevestig dat die 33-jarige taxibestuurder teen druktyd steeds onder polisie bewaking in die hospitaal was vanweë die

skietwond wat hy homself toegedien het. In ‘n polisieverklaring wat ná die insident uitgereik is, het provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo bevestig dat die taxibestuurder twee klagte van moord in die gesig staar. Die vuurwapen wat in die voorval gebruik is, is gekonfiskeer en vir ballistiese toetse gestuur. Die provinsiale polisiekommissaris, luitenant-generaal Thembi Hadebe, het ook ‘n volskaalse ondersoek geloods na die oorsprong van die vuurwapen wat gebruik is, asook sy eienaar en die omstandighede wat tot die skietery gelei het.

The Limpopo police refused to respond to enquiries this week about the fatal police shooting on Sunday morning that left one man dead in Louis Trichardt. The man was shot dead and three others were arrested, following a shootout between the suspects and the Makhado police at the corner of Rissik and Klein Street near Bridge Auto. In the absence of an official police statement, the shootout is said to have taken place around 11:00 when the police apparently confronted a highly sought-after suspect. The situation quickly escalated, however, and a shootout ensued during which the suspect was killed. The three men who were accompanying the suspect were arrested at the scene. Shortly after the incident, rumours started circulating on social media that the suspect shot dead could be linked to a spate

of violent crimes in the Musina area. Since the fatal shooting, this newspaper has tried in vain to elicit a response from provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo regarding the incident. The only response the newspaper received came in the form of a WhatsApp message from Mojapelo around 19:00 on Tuesday, merely stating: “The case has been handed over to the IPID.” The newspaper has since escalated its enquiry to the national office of the IPID. The office’s spokesperson, Ms Ndileka Cola, responded on Wednesday by stating that she was still waiting for confirmation of the incident. At the time of our going to press, the circumstances surrounding the event and the name and age of the deceased remain unknown. What had happened to the other three men arrested on the scene could not be determined either.

A graph showing the Covid-19 death toll in Vhembe.

Covid figures in Vhembe moderate, but do not relax yet relatively stable. On Tuesday, the official figWhat is slightly worrying is that the number ures as recorded by the Limpopo Department of cases has risen in the past two weeks. On 17 Amidst talks of a third wave of coronavirus of Health showed that the region has 50 active May the figure still stood at 17, but then started infections, the Vhembe region has remained cases. to rise to 55 on 30 May. This is still very far from the peak of 2 147 cases recorded on 13 January this year. What must, however, be remembered is that the number took just more than a month from mid-December (on 10 December 65 active cases existed) to rise to this peak in January. Currently, the municipality in the Vhembe area with the most active cases is Makhado (18). Thulamela is not far behind with 15 cases, with Musina (13) and Collins Chabane (4) following. Makhado is also the municipality that has recorded the most Covid-19 deaths, namely 220. In Thulamela, 179 Covid-19 deaths were thus far recorded, at Collins Chabane 70 people died and in Musina the Covid-19 death toll stood at 21. In the whole of Vhembe, the total number of people who have been infected with the virus stood at 11 814 on Tuesday (1st). The cumulative total in the province was 65 326. The death toll in the province stood at 2 461. The figures are considered to be extremely conservative estimates, with the real number of A graph showing the active Covid-19 cases in Vhembe. infections and deaths considerably higher. By Anton van Zyl

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Council decides to terminate 99-year lease agreements plain that, in accordance with Section 152 of Act 108 of 1996 of the South African Constitution, Representatives of the 11 amateur sportthe object of a local government is to provide ing clubs in Louis Trichardt making use of democratic and accountable government for lomunicipal infrastructure called for an urgent cal communities; to ensure the provision of sermeeting on Wednesday evening this week to vices to communities in a sustainable manner; discuss the Makhado Municipality’s decision to promote social and economic development; to to terminate their 99-year lease agreements. promote a safe and healthy environment; and to This decision was taken during the 159th encourage the involvement of communities and virtual special council meeting on Monday, 31 community organisations in the matters of local May. The items served under Item A.47.31.05.21 government. At all times, a municipality must “Council land: Report on termination 99-year strive, within its financial and administrative lease contracts”. capacity, to achieve these objects. However, this item has not served before “It is clear that all 99-year lease agreements do the council for the first time. They had already not promote the objectives stipulated in section made their intention clear in March 2019 when, 152 of our current constitution but serves as a under Item A.25.28.03.19 “Council Land: Legal tool ensuring that the dream of a democratic opinion on whether 99-year lease contracts can South African must never become a reality. The be terminated”, they resolved to set the wheels rental amount payable by the lessees to date in motion to cancel these contracts. The clubs is minimal and subjecting property owned by affected by this decision include, among others, council to low value income (generating R 500 the Louis Trichardt Rugby Club, the Soutpansper month),” reads the report. berg Squash Club, the Soutpansberg Golf Club, The report also refers to the court case of the Soutpansberg Athletics and Cycling Clubs, Barkhuizen v Napier, which states that: “[73] the Louis Trichardt Tennis Club, the Louis Public policy imports the notions of fairness, Tri­chardt Bowls Club, the Soutpan Jukskei justice and reasonableness. Public policy would Club, the Louis Trichardt Gymnastics Club hall preclude the enforcement of a contractual (including the wrestling club) and the Louis term if its enforcement would be unjust or Trichardt Cricket Club. unfair. Public policy, it should be recalled, ‘is the As for the motive for their 2019 decision, the general sense of justice of the community, the council best described it themselves in their min- boni mores, manifested in public opinion’. Thus, utes of the 28 March meeting under this item: where a claimant seeks to avoid the enforcement “The whites-only predecessor of the Makhado of a time-limitation clause on the basis that Municipality, Louis Trichardt Local Authority, non-compliance with it was caused by factors has during the period 1993, 1994 and 1995, just beyond his or her control, it is inconceivable that at the dawn of the new constitutional dispensaa court would hold the claimant to such a clause. tion, concluded 99-year lease agreements with The enforcement of the time-limitation clause in the whites-only sporting clubs. Ever since the such circumstances would result in an injusestablishment of the Makhado Local Munictice and would no doubt be contrary to public ipality, Council has questioned these dubious policy. As has been observed, while public policy decisions by the former Louis Trichardt Council endorses the freedom of contract, it nevertheless as it smells [of ] racial discrimination. Council recognises the need to do simple justice between has previously commissioned two legal opinions the contracting parties. To hold that a court which both of them confirmed, that if the lease would be powerless in these circumstances would agreements can be concluded on a breach of the be to suggest that the hands of justice can be tied; material provision of the lease agreement, that in my view the hands of justice can never be tied it be expropriated by the municipality for public under our constitutional order.” interest.” The report also refers to Section 14 (5) of the According to the 2019 resolution, the council, Municipal Financial Management Act (MFMA) among other things, referred the matter back to of 2003, which states that property must be the Section 79 Committee for Disaster, Morleased by way of competitive bidding where such al Regeneration, Sports, Arts and Culture to property is determined as not being required furnish the council with valid reasons that could for the provision of basic essential municipal be implemented to terminate the 99-year lease services. “Section 14 is in support of section 152 contracts. This came after the council’s own of the constitution, ensuring that local governlegal team, Munonde Attorneys & Conveyancment effect its objectives with ease,” states the ers, pointed out that the municipality had two report. The report also adds that delegates of the options for terminating the contracts. Firstly, Makhado Municipality had already met with Mr they could terminate the agreements if the lessee Monyane Chidi, head of the real estate departhad failed to comply with any of the conditions ment at the City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan of the contract. Secondly, the contract could Municipality, for purposes of benchmarking, be cancelled if the municipality could supply since the city of Ekurhuleni is having a similar sound reasons to do so. The Makhado Municichallenge on 9 March this year. “After a thorough pality opted for the latter option, that of “sound consultation, delegates from Makhado Local reasons” as Munonde Attorneys & Conveyancers Municipality deemed it fit to make a request for had already indicated in their legal opinion that access to information used by the city in prepathey could find nothing in the agreements that ration for termination of their lease agreements could constitute a breach of contract. … It is worth mentioning that benchmarking Monday’s resolution was taken by a majority assisted a lot in terms of saving funds for the vote after the council received the Section 79 municipality since there was no need to seek report that the committee was instructed to further legal opinion,” reads the report. compile and submit under the 2019 Council Cllr Anthony Matumba was one of the first resolution. “The committee is of the view that to react to Council’s decision by posting the eleven (11) 99-year lease agreements concluded following on his Facebook page [sic]: “It was with various sporting clubs can be cancelled if with sadness when we discovered that Black enforcement of these agreements contravenes people needed permission from a certain White public policy,” states the report. It goes on to ex- family to use Rugby Stadium in Makhado By Andries van Zyl

(Louis Trichardt). What pained us worse is that the family was paying less than R100 a year to the Municipality on a 99 year lease contract for the use of the stadium. When the stadium was demolished for Makhado Crossing Mall something worse happened again. Makhado Municipality built a new Rugby Stadium and handed it over to the same white family. They even renewed the 99 years lease contract that was signed during Apartheid. As EFF we fought daily for this contract to be terminated. Today i am happy to announce that our Rugby Stadium is coming back to the hands of the people. No more permission from that White family. This

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include Golf Club, Cricket Club and others. We are taking all of them from White Family back to full control of the Municipality. You voted for us to represent you in that Municipality and we are doing exactly that. We might not be many but we are fighting. My EFF - Your EFF - Our EFF...” Regarding Wednesday’s meeting, this meeting was called by local DA councillor Brian du Plooy, who has continuously voted against all attempts to terminate the lease agreements. “We will need to fight this. We cannot just ignore it. They claim that these clubs are not open to all, yet membership to clubs like the rugby club and golf club are open to all, irrespective of race,” said Du Plooy.

Ons Tuiste Ouetehuis in Louis Trichardt het Woensdag geriatriese werker me. Florence Baloyi (links) met haar 25-jaar getroue dienssertifikaat beloon. Sy het op 1 Junie 1996 by die tehuis begin werk. Saam met Florence staan die bestuurder van Ons Tuiste, me. Kittie de Bruin, wat die sertifikaat aan haar oorhandig het.


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Stukkende afvoeropening gaan later probleme gee Deur Pétria de Vaal

Met die afkamping van die park in Baobabstraat oorkant Soutpansberg Spar, gebruik swaar vragmotors wat voorheen in die park parkeer het nou die Baobabstraat-aansluiting na Elandstraat om om te draai. Van dié kruising bly min oor soos die vragmotors die sypaadjies voos ry.

Die beskadigde stormwater-afvoeropening in De la Reystraat is veral gevaarlik weens talle staal penne wat uitstaan. Foto verskaf.

In President Steynstraat het ‘n groot vragmotor al geruime tyd gelede dié afvoerdrein se opening stukkend gery en dit is nog nie herstel nie. Foto verskaf.

Hierdie week, 25 jaar gelede in die

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Hierdie week, 25 jaar gelede, het die voorbladberig van die Zoutpansberger van 31 Mei 1996 gelees: “Wegholoorwinning vir ANC in plaaslike verkiesing”. Vir baie was dit geen verrassing nie te midde van veranderende politieke omstandighede in die land. Die ANC het tydens daardie geskiedkundige munisipale verkiesing in beheer gekom van die destydse Groter Louis Trichardt Oorgangsraad deur 10 van die 16 poste in die raad te verower. Die Inwonersvereniging het ‘n geringe oorwinning behaal deurdat hulle een van die proporsionele kandidate sou kon aanwys, nadat hulle vereniging se kandidate al vyf die wyke in Louis Trichardt gewen het. Die stempersentasie van 66,4% het as verrassing gekom vir partye soos die Nasionale Party (NP), wat vooraf gereken het dat dit so min as 40% sou wees. Van die 17 770 kiesers wat by die stembusse opgedaag het, het 14 084 vir die ANC gestem en 1 932 vir die Inwonersvereniging. Die NP het 1 208 stemme gekry en die PAC 546. Op die sportfront is ook berig van die Louis Trichardt Rugbyklub se eerstespan se wedstryd teen hulle opponente van Potgietersrus. Die wedstryd moes kort-kort deur die skeidsregter gestop word om die twee dorp se spelers, wat soos haaken-steekbosse aan mekaar geklou het, uit mekaar te kry. Die eerste onderonsie was ná ‘n laatvat op

een van Louis Trichardt se spelers. Met die telling op 19-5 in Louis Trichardt se guns was daar weer ‘n insident en die eindfluitjie het geblaas, met die twee dorpe se spelers wat redelik hardhandig besig was om hulle geskille te besleg. Op ‘n baie meer vreedsame noot het sowat 150 fietsryers hulle ook begin gereedmaak vir deelname aan die jaarlikse Kremetart Fietstoer om die Soutpansberg oor 180 km op 1 Junie van daardie jaar.

Stormwater-afvoeropeninge loop deesdae deur - hetsy onder groot vragmotors wat booor ry of om ander onbekende redes. Met die afkamping van die park in Baobabstraat oorkant Soutpansberg Spar, gebruik swaar vragmotors wat voorheen in die park parkeer het nou die Baobabstraat-aansluiting om om te draai. Van dié kruising bly min oor soos die vragmotors die sypaadjies voos ry. Ook die stormwater-afvoeropening by die kruising is nou al stukkend gery. In President Steynstraat het ‘n groot vragmotor al geruime tyd gelede so ‘n afvoerdrein se opening stukkend gery en dit is nog nie herstel nie. In De la Reystraat is ook ‘n erg beskadigde opening. Dit skep ‘n groot gevaar vir motors,

mens en dier. Die geluid van lopende water is ook binne-in hoorbaar. ‘n Mens wonder onmiddellik waar dié water dan vandaan kom – veral nou in die wintermaande sonder noemenswaardige reën. Indien die stukkende stormwater-afvoeropeninge nie dringend herstel word nie, sal stormwater beslis gedurende die somermaande vloedskade in die dorp tot gevolg hê. Mnr. George Raleshuku, bestuurder van siviele ingenieurswerke by die Makhado Munisipaliteit, nooi die publiek uit om al hierdie gevalle direk aan hom te rapporteer. Sodra dit gedoen is, word tegnici uitgestuur wat ‘n assessering doen en herstelwerk sal dan spoedig daarna ‘n aanvang neem. Raleshuku se direkte telefoonnommer is 082 043 5750.

Daar is beslis niks verkeerd met die konsep van herwinning nie, maar iets wat al meer en meer inwoners van Louis Trichardt krapperig maak, is die wyse waarop dit gedoen word. “Hierdie foto is in Douthwaitstraat naby die laerskoolkoshuis geneem. Ons dorp se inwoners sukkel so met mense wat die vullis verskeur om sogenaamde herwinning te doen. Kan ons nie asseblief die munisipaliteit vra om herwinning te reguleer nie? Die ou op foto kamp blykbaar soms ook in die aande daar en los die hele straat vieslik vuil. Dit is ‘n slegte tendens vir alle inwoners en huiseienaars,” skryf ‘n inwoner wat Dinsdag hierdie foto ingestuur het. Foto verskaf.

DWS condemns closure of water infrastructure by angry protestors Municipal News The Department of Water and Sanitation in Limpopo has condemned the closure of the Nandoni Water Treatment Plan by protesting residents of the villages of Tshiulungoma and Muloti earlier this week. In a press statement issued by the department, it states that the protestors overpowered the security personnel guarding the plant, took the keys and locked it. “This will have far-reaching implications as it has affected water supply to communities that are benefiting from the plant,” reads the statement. According to Water and Sanitation Provincial Head Ms Lucy Kobe, these acts of criminality have no place in Limpopo and whatever issues community members feel aggrieved by, they should not lead to the shutdown of the plant. “We fully understand that people have a constitutional right to protest, however, no one has a right to infringe on someone else’s right to have access to water. The protestors also endangered the lives of the people guarding the plant, something that is against the law as well and we condemn that,” she emphasises in the statement. Kobe says the national government is aware of the water challenges experienced in the area and adds that they are working closely with the provincial and local governments to come up with immediate solutions. She indicates that part of the problem has been the non-functional pump station pumping water from Tshiulungoma to Mutoti village. The pump station has since been fixed, but it cannot be tested now since the plant is closed. “The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) strongly condemns the acts of shutting down of water infrastructure in the strongest possible terms. Such conduct has negative implications on service delivery, compliance of municipalities and water wastage which cannot

be afforded in the midst of unreliable rainfall,” the statement reads.

Ek is ... die Weg, die Waarheid en die Lewe

“Hy sal julle met die Heilige Gees en met vuur doop” Mattheus 3:11.

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ort voor die grootste gebeurtenis wat ooit in die Kerk sou plaasvind, naam­ lik Pinkster, kom ‘n dubbele aankondiging deur twee belangrike persone. Johannes sê: “Hy sal julle doop met die Heilige Gees en vuur.” Jesus belowe: “Ek stuur die belofte van my Vader op julle” (Lukas 24:49). Ná Jesus se opstanding was die laaste woorde voor sy Hemelvaart: “Julle sal krag ontvang…” (Handelinge 1:8). Dit was die krag wat die lewe en bedie­ ning van sy dissipels so radikaal en totaal verander het. Dit wat hulle so oorwinnend laat leef, getuig en selfs laat ly het. Paulus kon slegs 30 jaar later in Romeine 1:8 en Kolossense 1:5, 6 skryf dat die evangelie reeds wêreldwyd versprei het. Hierdie vuur verteer die onreinheid wat in ‘n mens se hart en siel skuil. Nie alleen wederbaar die Heilige Gees ons nie, maar Hy wys ons ook wat daar in ons lewens is wat God bedroef. Ons het God die Heilige Gees nodig in ons lewens, want sonder Hom sal ons nie in die hemel kom nie (Romeine 8:13). Maar met Hom in ons lewens word ons voorwerpe in sy hand tot eer van die Vader. - Ds. Johan Marais (Louis Trichardt Baptistekerk)


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Crime creeps ever closer as streets become darker and help get it under control … It is inconceivable that the local municipality has so little regard for the community’s safety by playing blind and deaf to everything that demands an effort on their part. Being understaffed is not an acceptable excuse anymore, after so many years, as to why the community must continue to ‘be patient with them’ and endure being subjected to crime.” Some of the community’s questions were presented to the municipality for

answers, namely why the municipality does not maintain the streetlights and check that all are in working order on a regular basis; how many municipal technicians are currently deployed for maintaining the town’s streetlights; why the electrical department – which has such a crucial function regarding service delivery to the community – is still not efficiently staffed with permanent technicians for the workload required to maintain the town’s streetlights; wheth-

er extra workers have been appointed and whether they had started repairing the streetlights; and the reason for starting with these repairs in the main streets, instead of the residential areas, where 90% of the grievances about streetlights come from? Makhado municipal spokesperson Mr Louis Bobodi gave their vague reply (as on 25 May): “We are currently assessing them and in the next two weeks we will have attended and fixed everything.”

Numerous streetlights in the Old Town residential area have not shed any light for years now, while many properties are left in dark shadows at night, exposed to criminal activity.

SANRAL bursary and scholarship opportunity Education The South African National Road Agency (SANRAL) launched its bursary and scholarship programme with applications opening to learners across the country on 1 June. SANRAL’s scholarship programme was historically developed to give financial support to learners from Grades 10 to 12, ideally those who excel in mathematics and science. This year, scholarships are available to all high school learners (from Grade 8 to Grade 12), irrespective of their subject choices. Furthermore, where learners previously required a 70% overall aggregate to be eligible for consideration, they now require 60% with a view to improving their aggregate to 70%. The scholarships will cover school fees, books and prescribed stationery, winter and summer uniforms, hostel accommodation (where applicable) and extra tuition classes in support of improved grades. The bursary programme, which formerly focussed purely on funding engineering studies, is now within reach of students pursuing an array of tertiary qualifications at public universities across the country. In a holistic business environment, the auxiliary line functions that support SANRAL’s engineering function are as crucial and, as such, funding will be available to full-time students studying law, public administration, finance, and human resources, among other fields. Matriculants will need a 70%

overall pass, while existing students will require 60% to be eligible for a SANRAL bursary. The bursaries will cover tuition and registration, books and equipment, compulsory excursions

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neighbours, Mariza and Gideon Joubert, say the streetlights have While the crime rate continues to not been working in the vicinity of increase day by day, a large part Songozwi- and Douthwait Street for of Louis Trichardt’s residential donkey’s years. area grows darker and more Chantel de Troch says they have ominous every night as streetlight reported the ones not working in after streetlight dies without Anderson Street several times over any apparent attempt from the the past three years, without sucMakhado Municipality to fix and cess, while two lights in Ruh Street, maintain them regularly. between Munnik- and Anderson Residents might not feel quite so Street, went out in December last exposed by this ascending darkness year, leaving at least two properties if they had the certainty that the dangerously dark and vulnerable to police were conducting regular criminal activity at night. They have street patrols at night to offer the also been reported, but no-one has visibility of their authority, as well yet made an effort to repair them. as a feeling of safety and protection. In Rissik Street, between Krogh But, sadly, this is not the case. and Anderson Street, the lights According to Makhado police have also been out for years, accordspokesperson Constable Irene ing to Frans Bouwer. “I can’t believe Radzilani, the police are working that no one on the council ever “hand in hand” with rural safety notices that the dead streetlights structures, including the town are not being fixed,” Bouwer said. watch and various private security At the time of our going to press, companies. “Community members the whole of Joubert Street in front have also organised themselves of the Zoutpansberg Private Hosto patrol their areas to assist the pital was without a single working police with the fight against crime,” streetlight, as well as in Kock Street Radzilani said. and nearly the whole Skuldbult area But, while these ‘safety structures’ at Barnard and De Vaal Street, as are sometimes seen, residents claim well as Schimper Crescent. they hardly ever see police vehicles These are only a drop in an ocean joining in the “fight against crime” of the same complaints in one part and patrolling these dark neighof town. bourhoods at night. An anonymous resident, living Danie Pita, chairman of the Sout- alone and desperate for someone to pansberg Town Watch, says they fix the broken streetlights in front have a good standing relationship of her home, decided to call the with the local SAPS, “supplementhead of the electrical department, ing” each other’s shortcomings in a Mr Thomas Matodzi, directly on manner of speaking. He says that 12 May this year, after she got no getting a quick reaction from the reaction. She told Matodzi that police when an emergency arises she could hear people creeping does become a problem from time around her dark yard at night and to time, as the police do not always that she feared they might evenhave enough vehicles on hand, but tually try to break into her house. they usually find a way to work Matodzi sincerely apologised about around that. the lights’ not being repaired and Somehow this does not offer as explained that he was in the process much reassurance as one might of drafting letters to get in extra have hoped for. Broken streetlights help to assist with the backlog of on the one hand and insufficient repairing streetlights. He asked protection around dark streets on her to be “just a little patient” with the other, however, leave nothing them, because once they began, he but an open invitation for criminals said, they would start with the main to sneak into yards freely and unde- streets first (including Songozwi tected at night to break into homes, Street). He could not, unfortunateultimately stoking the crime rate to ly, tell her how long they would take a higher level, while a community is before moving on to the residential left in a state of hopeless disquiet. areas, so that her lights could be The New Town area does not repaired too. seem to be as affected by the growOne would think that starting in ing darkness as people residing in residential neighbourhoods, where the Old Town area, who claim that most people’s lives are immediately some streetlights in this neighbour- at risk at night, should make sense, hood have not provided any light but alas. “This is not a new probin years, despite being reported lem,” the anonymous woman said. numerous times. “Residents have been complaining Quintin Sillands says five broken about dark streets for many years lights can be found in Douthwait now, while the municipality just Street between Joubert and Rissik looked the other way. Now the Street, but no one ever comes to backlog is so great that they need fix them. Angela Versari and her to employ extra people to come By Denise van Bergen

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KERKE/CHURCHES • Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (LTT) Tshirululunistraat 28, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 516 2272 • Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (Musina) Cass Straat 16, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 534 2126 • Agapé Gemeente (LTT) Sondae: Afrikaanse diens om 08:30 insluitend Peuter-, Kinder- en Tienerbedieninge. Sundays: English service at 10:30 including Toddler-, Children- and Teen Ministries, Past. Sampie van Niekerk, Tel: 015 516 3725 or 082 926 9538 • AGS Charisma (LTT) Munnikstraat 70, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Leonie Meyfarth (084 219 4406), Tel 015 516 0486 (kerkkantoor) • AGS El-Shaddai (Musina) Watsonlaan 17, Sondag 10:00 en 18:00, Past. Boetie Visser, Tel: 015 534 3361 / 084 456 6959 • AGS Levubu Enkeldoring E21, Sondag 09:00, Past Bennie en Annemarie Malan, Tel 084 277 2081 of 074 625 9942. • All Nations for Jesus Christian Centre (LTT) 93 Burger Street (Maranatha Centre), Sunday 09:30 & Wednesday 18:00, Past Benjamin Sithole, Tel 083 532 9492/ 015 516 2275 • Anglican Church / St Marks (LTT) 128 Munnik Street, Sunday 10:30, Rev Robbie Novella, Tel: 015 516 5165 • Baptist Church (Musina) Corner of Whyte & Limpopo Street, Sunday 09:30, Rev Paul Richardson, Tel: 015 534 0479 or 082 446 1728 • Baptist Church / Baptiste Kerk (LTT) 1st Sunday of the month combined morning service (English/Afrikaans) 10:00. Rest of the month English morning service 08:30. Afrikaans morning service 10:00. Evening services combined 18:00. Prayer meeting/Bible study Wednesday 18:00. Ds. Johan Marais 015 516 2714. • Catholic Church (LTT) Corner Burger & Jeppe Street, Mass times: 1st Sunday 10:00 - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday 17:00, Father Frank Gallagher, Tel: 015 516 0566 / 082 664 1393 (Catholic Church Musina, Tel: 015 534 2085) • Chapel of Grace Church Sunday 09:00 - 11:00 at Forestry 165 in Louis Trichardt (temporary)/ Siloam/Nzhelele Past Oke Tel 083 461 6455. • Corpus Christi Christian Church Corner Tarentaal and Tuva Street (Makhado Park, Extension 8), Sunday service 09:30, School of Ministry at 13:30 on Sundays. Pastor Peter Thovhakale Tel 082 691 9943. • St Peters Church (LTT) 33 Breda Street, Sunday 09:00, Tel: 083 377 0984 (Iain Purdon), 084 404 0050 (Soekie Bierman) • Emmanuel Christelike Kerk (LTT) Koraalboomstraat 3, Sondae 09:00 & 18:00, Jeug Vrydae 19:00, Past. Andries van Heerden, Tel: 015 516 4282 / 083 357 1658 • Evangelies-Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) LTT Lodge-saal (Hlangananistraat), Sondagoggend erediens 08:00, kontak ds. Herbie Lyon Tel: 082 906 0288 • Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) H/v Anderson & Songozwistraat, Sondag 09:00 en 10:45, leraar ds. Innes Nagel, Tel. 082 701 5602 • Gereformeerde Kerk (Musina) Wilsonlaan 1, Sondag 09:30, Ds. Hannes Lee, Tel 081 043 0910 of 015 534 2253. • Hervormde Gemeente Louis Trichardt (Musina & Alldays) H/v Stubbs & Forestryweg, Louis Trichardt, Sondag 08:30, Alldays (09:30 elke tweede Sondag). Kontak ds. Susan Oosthuizen by tel. 082 629 9851 vir meer inligting. • Hervormde Gemeente Zoutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Elke tweede Sondag om 08:30, Dr. B.J. van Wyk, Tel: 082 828 5711 • Hervormde Kerk Zoutpansberg: Geloofsbond van Hervormde Gemeentes (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Sondag 10:15, Ds. Ronel Eckard, Tel 072 122 7956 • Hervormde Kerk (Geloofsbond Musina) H/v Van Zyl & Celliersstraat, Sondag om 09:00, ds. Eddie Eckard, Tel: 015 534 2519 of 082 958 9095, Kerkkantoor 015 534 2756. • Lede in Christus Kerk (LTT) Joubertstraat 29, Sondag oggenddiens 09:30, evangeliediens om 18:00. Past. T. Gilfillan, Tel 082 465 8774 • Lewende Woord Louis Trichardt Sondag erediens 10:00 te 49 Rissikstraat. Senior past. Andrew Bezuidenhout (071 078 1631) en past. Jan Wilkins (071 161 9254). • Levubu Christelike Gemeente (Hatfield) Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Craig Whitcomb, Tel 015 583 0134 of 084 400 8937 • Lewende Hoop Bedieninge (Louis Trichardt) Plaasgemeente, Sondagdiens 09:30, skakel Susan (076 812 4013) vir meer inligting. • Methodist Church (LTT) 79 Munnik Street, Sunday 09:00 (English service) 10:00 (Multilingual service), Past. Alan Molyneux, Tel. 082 428 7980. • NG Kerk (Levubu) Perseel 316, Sondag 08:30, Ds. Petrus Kriel Tel: 015 583 002 / 082 898 2081 • NG Kerk (LTT) Erasmusstraat 23, Sondae: 09:00 oggenddiens & kinder- en kleuterkerk; 10:15 kategese; 08:30 Braambos; 10:30 Soekmekaar; 11:00 Waterpoort en Bandelierkop(1x pm); en 14:00 Kutama Sinthumule Gevangenis; ds. Jan Pretorius (079 881 9673), ds. Corné Burger (073 759 0451), Kerkkantoor 015 516 3902. • NG Kerk Soutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubbs & Andersonstraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. Etienne van Staden (083 274 3227), Kerkkantoor 079 116 1700. • NG Kerk (Musina) Ds. Henricostraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. André van Rooyen, Tel: 082 468 7640 / E-pos: ngkmsa@lantic.net of alvanrooyen@gmail.com • New Covenant Kerk/Church (LTT) 115 Krogh Street, Sondag 09:00 en 18:30, Louis Trichardt, André van Niekerk, Tel 015 516 5305 or 082 926 7313 • Ou Apostoliese Kerk van SA (LTT) Kroghstraat, Sondagdienste 09:00 tot 10:00 en aanddiens 17:00 tot 18:00, Priester JJ Janse van Rensburg, Tel. 072 544 7505. • Reformed Church Songozwi Corner of Songozwi and Anderson Street, Louis Trichardt, Sunday 11:00, Rev Paul Mushayabasa (076 860 0669) • Shammah Bedieninge / Ministries - PPK (LTT) Rissikstraat 50. Sondag: 09:00 Hoofdiens & Kinderkerk, 17:00 Connect Groups. Vrydae 19:00 Jeug. Past Anthony Hees 060 577 5217 / Kerkkantoor 015 516 4018 • Sewendedag-adventiste (LTT) Groblerstraat, Saterdag 09:00 en 11:00, leraar Johan Steyn, Tel 082 372 7362 • Sewendedag-adventiste (Musina) H/v Turner & Whytestraat, Saterdag 11:00, Marguerite Sindon & Marietjie Diener, Tel: 015 534 3240 / 082 358 2526 • Volle Evangelie Kerk (LTT) H/v Rissik & Burgersraat, Sondae 09:00 & 17:00, Past. Philip de Jager, Tel: 015 516 0758 / 071 674 7205 • Volle Evangelie Kerk Ebenhaeser (Musina) H/v Turner & Watsonstraat, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Jimmy Venter, Tel: 082 920 4493 • Veritas Gemeenskapskerk (LTT) Groblerstraat 80, Sondae 09:00, dr. Philip Venter, Tel. 083 444 7672

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Friday, 4 June

Plenty of sunshine.

High: 16oC Low: 6oC

High: 17C Low: 6 C

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LTT SHUKOKAI KARATEKLUB Die Louis Trichardt Shukokai Karateklub oefen elke Maandag en Donderdag vanaf 17:30 tot 19:15 by die stoeisaal in Louis Trichardt. Vir meer inligting, skakel sensei De Wet van Wyk by tel. 083 654 8869.

SPB KOFUKAN KARATEKLUB Die Soutpansberg Kofukan Karateklub oefen elke Woensdag vanaf 18:00 tot 20:00 by die Emmanuel Christian School net buite Louis Trichardt. Die klub se Musina-tak oefen Maandae ook vanaf 18:00 tot 20:00. Vir meer inligting, skakel Tommy by tel. 083 346 6600.

MUURBALKLUB STEEDS OOP

Die Soutpansberg Muurbalklub het belangstellende spelers uitgenooi om by die klub aan te sluit. Die bane is oop vir spel te midde van die grendeltydperk op voorwaardes soos goedgekeur deur Muurbal Suid-Afrika en die Departement van Sport, Kuns en Kultuur. Jaargelde beloop R700 per jaar. Vir meer inligting kan die klub se voorsitter, Ronel Welman, geskakel word by tel. 084 581 4868 of stuur ‘n e-pos aan haar na admin@zoutnet.co.za.

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Hervormde Kerk Zoutpansberg-gemeente se gewilde rib-en-tjip promosie sal weer op 11 Junie beskikbaar wees. Die ete sluit in ‘n half kilogram ribs met vars tjips teen R100 elk. “Bespreek vroegtydig om teleurstelling te voorkom,” nooi die gemeente. Bestellings kan om 17:00 by die gemeente se kerksaal in Louis Trichardt op die hoek van Stubbs- en Kroghstraat afgehaal word. Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Safety First. Alternatiewelik, skakel 015 516 3167 of Josie by tel. 082 300 6386.

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se Wortel is die tema van ‘n vroue-aand op Saterdag, 12 Junie, met Timothy Kieswetter as gasspreker. Kieswetter het sy unieke styl van berading gevorm deur sy bediening in die kerk, werk as ‘n lewensafrigter en tans as ‘n seksterapeut. Bywoning kos R200 per persoon en persone moet hulle eie koelhouer met eet- en drinkgoed saambring. Die aand se verrigtinge vind plaas in die Ferdie Beyerssaal. Vir kaartjies, skakel Riana Otto by tel. 084 400 9941.

skool Louis Trichardt se fietsryklub oefen elke Maandag en Woensdag vanaf 15:00 tot 17:00 vanaf Meulbos. “Enige laerskoolkind is welkom van enige skool, FAMILY BOWLS insluitend tuisskool, mits hulle van laerskool JUNE DAY The Louis Trichardt ouderdom is,” nooi die klub. Dit kos niks om SPCA has invited one and all aan die klub te behoort nie, maar ‘n bergfiets to join them for a fun day of met ratte is noodsaaklik (nie ‘n BMX, skopfiets bowls with family and friends of so iets nie). Hulle oefen ook in spanne om at the Louis Trichardt Bowls voorsiening te maak vir kinders van verskillende Club on 16 June. fiksheidsvlakke. Twenty-eight four-person teams can enter at Vir meer inligting, skakel Robbie Novella (083 a cost of R220 per player. Two rounds of bowls 400 6152 ) of Mark Archer (083 324 8495). and a final will be player as part of a fundraiser for the local SPCA. Great prizes are up for grabs for first, second and third places, as well as prizes for the best-dressed team and team spirit. A cash bar and delicious food stalls will be available. SPAN vs For more information, phone Alicia at Tel 084 SPAN-UITDAGING JUNIE 900 2019. Die Schyffontein Praktiese Pistoolskietklub buite Louis Trichardt bied op 5 Junie ‘n LC4 GOLF DAY LaSpan vs Span-skietuitdaging dies Circle 4 in Louis TrichJUNE aan. ardt will be hosting a golf Spanne moet bestaan uit vier skuts, en vier day on Saturday, 26 June, to bane, insluitend ‘n ‘kill house”, sal geskiet raise funds for Corrie Derword. Die skuts skiet in spanverband gelykcksen’s prothesis. Corrie, a tydig en individueel en spanne word weens resident of Louis Trichardt, die baanuitleg verplig om aanvalsplanne uit lost his right leg a couple of months ago. te werk van wie skiet wat en hoe. Elke skut The format of the competition will be a sal 100 rondtes vir die dag nodig hê, met 4-ball alliance with an entry fee of R2 500 aktiwiteite wat om 08:00 begin. Oog- en per team. This includes games fees and a oorbeskerming is verpligtend. Vir meer inligmeal. ting, skakel Bez by tel. 082 414 8474. Sponsorship opportunities are also avail-

able, starting off at R1 000 per T-box. For more information, phone Elne Cameron at the 081 418 7165 or Riana Otto at 084 400 9941.

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basaar. Soos gewoonlik sal die twee groot aantrekkingskragte weer die vleistafel en die vars groente- en vrugtestalletjies wees. Wat die vleis betref, word die gemeente se bekende varksosaties weer aangebied. Lekker maalvleis en wors sal ook te koop wees teen sakpaspryse. Vir die soettand sal die boeremark ‘n welkome stop wees met heelwat gebak, insluitend koeke en koekies. Heelwat te eet word aangebied in die vorm van kos, soos die tradisionele kerrieen-rys, hamburgers, worsrolletjies en gebraaide varksosaties. Besoekers is sommer welkom om vroegoggend ontbyt by die gemeente te kom eet, insluitend pap-en-kaaiings. Lekker vermaak vir die kinders is ook beskikbaar. Die basaar begin om 08:00 en duur tot laatmiddag. Kaartfasiliteite sal beskikbaar wees vir betalings.

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Tuesday, 8 June

Wednesday, 9 June

An a.m. shower, mostly cloudy.

A morning shower in spots.

Partial sunshine.

More sunshine than clouds.

High: 16oC Low: 4oC

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What happened before? Our main character is Rosalyn, a young lady growing up in a somewhat dysfunctional family. Her grandfather, Brian, mysteriously disappeared a year before. He was an eccentric character who loved to fiddle around in his laboratory. While wandering around her grandfather’s house, Rosalyn discovers two old valve radios. A voice suddenly emerges from one of the radios. The voice turns out to be that of her granddad, asking her to help find him. The voice disappears, leaving Rosalyn to search for more clues in his study. Inside one of the books on his shelves she finds two old, hand-drawn maps with clues. One of them has the word “El Dorado” discernible. The rest of the map is covered in ancient symbols and dialect. Rosalyn then finds an interesting clue. The necklace her granddad had given her for her 16th birthday suddenly starts to glow. The writing on

the necklace matches that of the book. The proximity of the necklace causes the writing on the book to shine. The shadow of a figure outside the house causes Rosalyn to flee her grandfather’s house. She grabs the book and maps and makes for the garage, where she gets away in his old car. She drives to a plot just outside town where her granddad had built her a treehouse. She spends the night up in the treehouse, with the maps spread out around her. The next morning, she awakes with the sound of a car. It looks like her mother’s car. Rosalyn’s necklace then starts to itch. She places it on the map, causing the markers to swirl around like magical fireflies. She realised that the markers formed a pattern, that of Orion’s belt. The book, pieced together with the maps, creates constellations. When she climbs out of the treehouse she gets confronted by a tall dark man. “You are the missing piece. I was sent by the chief to return you with the golden mortar to El Dorado,” he tells her. The man has a golden necklace, similar to that of Rosalyn. The neck-

lace starts tugging the man towards the treehouse where Rosalyn had left the book and maps. Tinashe, the stranger, places his own necklace on the depression in the book cover and it starts to glow, but Rosalyn grabs the book with the map and holds it next to her heart. In a flash she gets teleported to a grassland, with large rectangular boulders around her. It reminds her of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. She notices a doorlike rectangular space in between the boulders, aligned exactly as that of Orion’s belt. Rosalyn then realises that Tinashe has followed her to Stonehenge. With the assistance of the book and the maps Tinashe manages to decipher the clues. He gives the Latin commands and a staircase to a mysterious world below the rocks opens up. Both of them venture down the stairs where, at the bottom, they find seven doors, each with different names. The seventh had the name “El Dorado” on it. To be continued

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How does it work? We wrote the first chapter of the story. Two stories are featured, an English one and an Afrikaans story. The stories alternate, meaning one week the English chapter appears and the next week the Afrikaans story’s chapter. The first chapter set the parameters of the story, such as some of the characters and a very basic plot. Where the story will eventually end up is totally up to our young readers. Every new chapter gets published on a Thursday in the newspaper. The writers then have up to the following Wednesday afternoon to send in their contributions. The entries will be judged by a panel of writers. Every week’s winning entry will receive a small prize. An overall prize for the best contributions (English and Afrikaans) will also be given at the end of the series.

Is it difficult?

Entrants are not limited to specific schools, but they must reside in the Vhembe District.

We want to encourage all young writers to contribute. The writer’s imagination and Some rules: the way the plot is structured are more important than the Although we want to keep use of language. The winning rules to the minimum, some contributions will be sub-edited guidelines are necessary. Each and corrected before the next chapter should be limited to chapter is published. (If neces500 words or fewer. Entries must reach the newspaper before 23:00 on a Wednesday afternoon after publication. Entries must be e-mailed to leigh@zoutnet. co.za. The story will be published on our website to make it easier for entrants to recap on what had happened in previous chapters. Each chapter must sary information may be added preferably end in a way that to keep context and add to the the suspense is maintained and continuity.) that the other writers can add In every week’s edition, a to the story. judges’ discussion with some Both stories need to end in advice for the young writers Chapter 10. Build the story in will be provided. such a way that a conclusion can be reached in the final Who can enter? chapter. Entries for Chapter 10 of the English story must An age-limit of 19 has been reach us before 23:00 on set, but anything younger goes. Wednesday, 9 June 2021.

Rosalyn finds out that the door to El Dorado is a lethal trap

Chapter 9 By Annie Chakwizira

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ithout turning back, Rosalyn shouted, “‘That’s the door … Grandpa!! … He’s there!” She could feel the presence of her beloved grandfather! Tinashe gazed at her, at the door and back to the map. He tried piecing together what the chief had hinted to him before he had lost contact via their old telegram communication system. The memory was too hazy. It was all a rush at the moment. He faintly remembered five words, fores circumventionem erroris mentis dolum, - doors deceive, beware of the tricks. Tinashe instantly flung out his arms to hold back Rosalyn’s determined charge. Furious, Rosalyn remarked: “Tinashe, what

of the tricks!” Rosalyn started to panic, and her mind went into overdrive. She suddenly remembered a Latin sentence that her grandfather made her repeat during some of the games the two played. When she was afraid, she had to say: “Filia mea Arcturi poteris secundus Ego in periculo” (I, the second daughter of Orion, am in trouble). is your problem? It’s clearly Tinashe’s eyes looked this door.” She gave him a as if they were about to full-on irritated look, yet explode. He wasn’t sure Tinashe was crystal clear if it was the fact that her about his reaction. He gave fingers glowed or because a heavy sigh, but before he had just heard a rather he could utter a word, she breath-taking sentence. cut off him, looking at him Suddenly, everything came frustratedly. to a halt. “Your assistance is un“So, you are Orion’s lost welcome. All you have done daughter, the daughter this whole trip was become who ... The book!! Where is paranoid about everything. the book??” He scrambled Just go back to the fish around rapidly, rememmarket. You were far more bering a passage in the relevant there.” book where it is said that She forcefully pulled the presence of the lost her arm out of his grip. daughter would automatiImmediately afterwards cally give the correct door a she stumbled onto a stone glittering, golden shine. He tile that triggered a locking dragged Rosalyn in front mechanism at the door. of every door until the door The walls began to come with the name ‘Tree of Life’ closer and closer, and water emitted a dazzling light slowly filled the room. The that made it impossible to oxygen levels dropped dras- even look at its reflection. tically, and the two people “Of course,” they both started to gasp for air. Tiwhispered. They had found nashe shouted: “He said the the passage… doors are deceptive, beware (To be continued.)

Comments from the judges

A previous winner, Nyandano Ramushweu, again entered a highly imaginative piece, beautifully writWe received a record num- ten. There was not much to choose between his, Annie ber of entries for Chapter Chakwizira and Andurette 9, and they were all really Roos’s entries. Andurette good. Unfortunately, in clearly loves a high-action some cases it felt like the young writers were running plot, and her entry had the usual tension, mixed with out of steam a touch. subtle humour. In the end “I would love to see the story take a few giant leaps Annie received the nod for the manner in which she from this point towards a conclusion or a resolution, picked up on some interestbut many of the entries feel ing moments from previous chapters and the way she like they’re keeping us in one place for a bit too long,” took us to the “right” door. Zwothe Thothori and remarked one of the judges. Tinotenda Kujinga sent With only one chapter to in some very entertaining go, the story now needs to and promising chaprace towards a dramatic ters. Unfortunately, both end.

seemed to have misunderstood the word limit and produced extremely short chapters (fewer than 250 words). That didn’t help to speed up the story (but it was beautifully written). Kholofelo Nethengwe’s entry unfortunately arrived when the judging was already finalized. (Please enter again, because it was quite good.) Remember, there is only one chapter left. The challenge is now to rescue Rosalyn’s grandfather and preferably get them back home safely. Unless, of course, the young writers have other ideas.

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Employees from Game in Louis Trichardt went on a three-day strike last week in protest of Massmart’s restructuring plans. Photo: Bernard Chiguvare.

Hoërskool Louis Trichardt se Ontwerp-leerders het op 25 Mei ‘n uitstappie na Leach Printers & Signs en Tsonga Textiles in Louis Tri­ chardt gehad. “Dit was ‘n ongelooflike ervaring en baie leersaam. Ons wil ook graag van die geleentheid gebruik maak om baie dankie te sê aan die twee plaaslike besighede vir die wonderlike geleentheid en jul gasvryheid. Ons waardeer jul opreg ons het baie geleer!” het die leerders gesê. Foto verskaf.

O N S KO O K . . . Pap en Tik

Deur Denise van Bergen Roeline Nel het dié resep van haar moeder geërf. Dié het glo die gawe gehad om baie met min vir ‘n groot klomp mense in ‘n kort tydjie te maak, wat voorwaar ‘n kuns op sy eie is. Roeline sê sy hou van die naam ‘pap en tik’. “Die oumense het gespot dat dit ‘n arm man se kos is, en tog is dit meer as dit,” sê sy. Die gespottery was dat mense wat te arm was om vleis te bekostig, ‘n stukkie vleis aan ‘n toutjie, wat van die dak afhang, sou vasmaak. Hulle het dan pap in balletjies gerol en elke balletjie getik-tik aan die stukkie vleis voordat hulle gaan eet het – net om die idee van die smaak van vleis te skep (natuurlik niks anders as ‘n oordrewe tergery nie), en dit is waar die resep sy naam vandaan gekry het. Ons grootouers het ten minste ‘n sin vir humor gehad. Hierdie gereg is regtig lekker en gewaarborg om ‘n paar honger gate toe te stop – of dit nou die arm man of ryk man s’n is. Bestanddele: 1kg boerewors, gaargemaak en in lang stukke gesny 500g gekerfde spek (Bacon bits) 2 groot uie, fyn gekap 2 lekker groot ryp tamaties, in blokkies gesny 1 groen/geel soetrissie, in dun repies gesny 1 groot pak sampioene, opgesny knoffel na smaak sout en peper na smaak 15ml Paprika pietersielie/Italiaanse kruie na smaak ¼ koppie Worcestersous kaas soos nodig ‘n medium potjie stywe mieliepap (gaargemaak en afgekoel) Metode: Voorverhit die oond op 180°C. Braai die uie en soetrissie in olyfolie. Voeg die sampioene by en braai tot lekker sag. Voeg die spek by en braai tot gaar, en dan ook die tamatie, totdat jy ‘n lekker sous het (indien die sous te dik is kan ‘n klein bietjie water bygevoeg word). Meng die paprika en Worcestersous saam en voeg by die sous. Roer vir twee minute en voeg sout en peper by. Rol medium-grootte pap balletjies en pak dit in ‘n glas oondbak (maak ‘n effense gaatjie bo-op elke balletjie). Pak dan die wors-stukke tussen die pap balletjies. Gooi die sous eweredig bo-oor en rasper kaas bo-oor. Plaas die bak in die oond vir ongeveer 5-10 minute (afhangende van oond se hitte), of net totdat die kaas gesmelt is (nie hard gebak nie).

Opsioneel: die pap kan ook met suikermielies (sweetcorn) gemaak word. Roeline kom van Worcester in die Kaap af en woon nou maar twee jaar op Louis Trichardt. Sy bedryf haar eie spysenieringsbesigheid, genaamd Knuppeldik, van haar huis af waar sy smullekker vinger-happies maak vir enige tipe funksie waaraan jy kan dink. Dit is egter nie al waarmee hierdie ma van drie en ouma van sewe kleinkinders haarself daagliks besig hou nie. Sy is ook eienaar van ‘n stoffering onderneming (Customs Upholstery & Manufacturing of Head Boards) op die dorp. Haar liefde vir kosmaak word aan haar ma toegeskryf. Moeder Kay was ‘n egte boerevrou wat glo die heerlikste boerekos kon maak, en sy het dié vernuf van vroegs af reeds ook vir haar dogters geleer. Roeline is nie net ‘n entrepreneur nie. In haar vrye tyd skilder sy graag en is veral lief vir landskappe, natuur- en seetonele. Wat haar die heel gelukkigste maak is wanneer haar kinders en kleinkinders vir haar kom kuier. Tyd saam met hulle is vir haar baie kosbaar, al beteken dit dan dat sy haar kleinkinders op die kombuiskas moet tel sodat hulle saam met Ouma kan koekies bak. Sy is opreg dankbaar vir als wat sy het en in staat is om te kan doen in haar lewe. “Sonder my God sou ek niks bereik het nie,” sê sy.

Game employees take to the streets over restructuring By Bernard Chiguvare Some 20 employees from the Game store in Louis Trichardt went on a three-day strike last week, demanding salary increases and expressing their dissatisfaction over Massmart’s restructuring plans. Massmart Holdings is the company that owns local brands such as Game, Makro, Builder’s Warehouse and CBW. In February, the company issued a Section 189 notice, which is to affect about 100 employees at these stores. Employees complained about working conditions, retrenchments, reduced working hours, demotion of workers and “mapping” (reassigning people according to their qualifications).

The protesters, affiliated to SACCAWU (South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union), sang, and blew on vuvuzelas, waving placards reading “Massmart stop job losses”, “Justice delayed is justice denied” and “Massmart stop the robot”, while only a few workers remained in the shop to serve customers. According to Massmart’s Corporate Reputation Manager, Ms Michelle Kemp, the strike was initiated by SACCAWU. “The industrial action arises from a dispute declared by SACCAWU, although the specific detail of the dispute is, in our opinion, relatively vague as it appears to relate to matters that have been under discussion with SACCAWU for a number of months and have, in fact, been settled,” she told the

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Pension Fund case finally gets its day in High Court fears expressed that payment of compensation in this matter would open a floodgate of claims The long-overdue Venda Pension Fund matter by former state employees. “The remedial action is hopefully heading for closure. A date has [in the 2011 report] was designed to address finally been set for the North Gauteng High maladministration that is demonstrably unfair Court to listen to arguments in the review ap- and unreasonable in the specific set of circumplication brought by the Minister of Finance stances of this matter,” it said. against the Public Protector. The consolidated list of complainants estimatMr Hennie Erwee, the attorney representing ed the number at approximately 7 000, many of some 16 300 members of the former Venda Pen- whom are “penniless, relying on old-age grants, sion Fund, said this week that the case had been while a number had already passed on”. put on the roll for 6 August 2021. In the case, the In December 2017, Treasury said it was workMinister is asking that the reports and findings ing with the Government Pensions Adminisof two Public Protectors (Madonsela in 2011/12 tration Agency (GPAA) to address the remedial and Mkhwebane in 2016) be set aside. Erwee action. The GPAA embarked on a process of represents a voluntary group of former memreviewing available data, saying that this was bers, who are sited as respondents in the case. necessary to ensure that the project would be The Venda Pension Fund matter has now implemented accurately. Treasury also enlisted been simmering for more than a decade. When the services of an actuary in an attempt to estabthe former Venda homeland was incorporated lish a reliable database of potential beneficiaries into South Africa, it affected the government of the proposed remedial action. employees’ pension scheme. The fund had to be The hopes of thousands of pensioners to finalprivatized or incorporated with that of South ly receive some sort of compensation were, howAfrica’s government employees. ever, frustrated when the Minister of Finance In 2011, the former Public Protector (PP), indicated in 2019 that his office would contest Adv Thuli Madonsela, investigated complaints the PP’s findings. by pensioners that the National Treasury and The case made its way to the court and in the Government Employees Pension Fund August last year, the Finance Minister suffered (GPEF) had acted improperly when privatising a setback when the Gauteng High Court ruled the Venda Pension Fund. Madonsela found, against an interlocutory application. The case, among other things, that the complainants had which served before judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setisuffered prejudice as they were influenced to loane, was very technical in nature and conprivatise their pension benefits but were not cerned legal arguments and exceptions. Several properly informed about the consequences of the points of law were raised, but these were not privatisation. enough to convince the judge that the applicaFollowing Madonsela’s finding, a task team tion should not be heard. was formed to investigate the claims and verify Erwee Attorneys will make use of advocate the information of the claimants. The issue Jaco Roux (SC) when fighting the case in Augathered dust on the desks of various officials gust. While the legal battles continue, thousands for years. The matter eventually ended up on of the affected pensioners are living in abject the desk of the new Public Protector, Advocate poverty, relying on social grants to survive. Their Busisiwe Mkhwebane. In her special report, she hopes are still pinned on some sort of payment directed Lungisa Fuzile, the director general of from the former pension scheme. finance, to submit an action plan on remedial Some of the people who had originally comaction to be taken. plained to the Public Protector, such as TshiMkhwebane’s report also tried to address mangadzo Tshiololi, had already died. By Anton van Zyl

Four arrested for selling counterfeit goods in Musina get hefty fines By Bernard Chiguvare Four foreign shop owners who sold counterfeit goods in Musina’s central business district were arrested on Friday, 21 May. The Hawks received a tip-off and, joined by Polokwane’s Tactical Response Team, Musina’s Visible Police and Customs at Beitbridge, raided the shops. An assortment of suspected counterfeit sneakers of different brands, to the value of more than R250 000, was seized.

The suspects are all males. Abdul Umer, Sultan Girbo, Abrahim Asan and Abdul Karim, whose nationalities are still to be determined, appeared in the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 24 May. Their case was postponed to 25 May for sentencing and the court ordered all seized goods to be forfeited to the State. Umer and Girbo were each sentenced to a R10 000 fine or 12 months’ imprisonment. Asan was sentenced to a R24 000 fine or five years’ impris-

onment, while Karim was given a R5 000 fine or five years’ imprisonment. Half of these sentences were suspended for five years. The Hawks’ Captain Matimba Maluleke said that they had made such arrests before. Musina’s strategic position makes it prone to smuggled goods. According to Maluleke, smugglers make Musina and the surrounding areas their first stop when goods are smuggled through Beitbridge Border Post.

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LEGALS BRANCO PLANNING MUSINA AMENDMENT SCHEME NO. 416 No�ce is hereby given that we, Branco Planning Corpora�on, have lodged an applica�on in terms of Sec�on 36 of the Musina Spa�al Planning and Land Use Management By-Law, 2016, for the amendment of the Musina Land Use Management Scheme, 2010 by the rezoning of Erf 14 Beitbrug Township from “Special” to “Special” for storage facili�es, offices, car parks, truck stop, sleep over motel accommoda�on, wholesale trade, place of refreshment and convenient store (Amendment Scheme No. 416). A copy of the applica�on and suppor�ng documenta�on will lie for inspec�on during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Economic Development and Planning, 21 Irwin Street, Musina,0900. Wri�en comments or objec�ons together with reasons therefore in respect of the applica�on must be delivered to the Manager: Economic Development and Planning at the address above, or posted to: The Municipal Manager, Musina Local Municipality, Private Bag X611, Musina, 0900 within a period of 28 days from 04 June 2021. Applicant: Branco Planning Corpora�on, (Registra�on No. 2016/474996/07), Physical Address: 55 Judy Street, Model Park, 1035, Tel: 013 110 1380, Email: applica�ons@branco.co.za.

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The Hawks arrested foreign shop owners dealing in suspected counterfeit goods in Musina on Sunday, 23 May. Photo supplied.

MUSINA WYSIGINGSKEMA NR. 416 Kennis geskied hiermee dat ons, Branco Planning Corpora�on, ‘n aansoek ingedien het ingevolge Ar�kel 36 van die Verordening op Musina vir Ruimtelike Beplanning en Grondgebruikbestuur, 2016, vir die wysiging van die Musina Grondbestuurskema, 2010 deur die hersonering. van Erf 14 Beitbrug-gemeente van “Spesiaal” na “Spesiaal”

vir stoorfasiliteite, kantore, parkeerterreine, vragmotorstop, slaapplek vir motelle, groothandel, verversingsplek en gerieflike winkel (Wysigingskema No. 416). ‘N Afskrif van die aansoek en ondersteunende dokumentasie lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Bestuurder: Ekonomiese Ontwikkeling en Beplanning, Irwinstraat 21, Musina, 0900. Skri�elike kommentaar of besware en redes daarvoor ten opsigte van die aansoek moet by die Bestuurder: Ekonomiese Ontwikkeling en Beplanning afgelewer word by bovermelde adres of gepos word aan: Die Munisipale Bestuurder, Musina Plaaslike Munisipaliteit, Privaatsak X611, Musina, 0900 tydperk van 28 dae vanaf 04 Junie 2021. Aansoeker: Branco Planning Corpora�on, (Registrasienommer 2016/474996/07), Fisiese adres: Judystraat 55, Model Park, 1035, Tel: 013 110 1380, E-pos: applica�ons@branco.co.za

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HAMMANNMOOSA INC. LOST OR DESTROYED DEED No�ce is hereby given in terms of Regula�on 68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of the inten�on to apply for the issue of a cer�fied copy of Deed of Transfer T47650/2003 passed by REGISTRAR OF DEEDS at PRETORIA in favour of RIDGEVIEW INVESTMENTS CC Registra�on Number 2002/096675/23 in respect of certain ERF 320 ELTI VILLAS EXTENSION 1

TOWNSHIP, REGISTRATION DIVISION L.S., which has been lost or destroyed. All interested persons having objec�on to the issue of such copy are hereby required to lodge the same in wri�ng with the Registrar of Deeds Limpopo at Polokwane within two weeks a�er the date of the publica�on of this no�ce. DATED at Louis Trichardt this 4th of June 2021. APPLICANT: RIDGEVIEW INVESTMENTS CC Registra�on Number 2002/096675/23 HAMMAN-MOOSA INC, House No 131 Krogh Street, louis Trichardt, 0920, Tel: 015 5161427 Email: deeds1@hmlegal. co.za Ref: NK22808

COXWELL STEYN VISE & NAUDE INC NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the estate of the late ANTHONY DENNIS SCOTT Id No: 530102 5058 080 Last Address: 24 Barnard Street, Louis Trichardt, who died on 25th January 2021. ESTATE NO. 811/2021 Creditors and Debtors in the above Estate are hereby required to lodge their claims with and to pay their debts to the undersigned within THIRTY (30) DAYS of the date of publica�on hereof. COXWELL STEYN VISE & NAUDE, A�orneys for Executor, 31 Songozwi Street, Louis Trichardt 0920 Tel: (015) 516 0116 Ref: Mr Vise/SCO194/1

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Familie se soektog na hul “teddiebeer” duur voort

dit raakgesien en, uit kommer vir die (duidelik goed versorgde) hond wat te koop aangebied Twee weke het alreeds verloop, maar die eieword, foto’s van die man en Wiggle geneem, en naars van die Boerboel-teef wat op Woensdag, dit op Facebook gepos. Die van Wyngaardts se 20 Mei, voor hul huis in die omgewing van vriende en kennisse het vir Wiggle op die foto’s Shoprite op Louis Trichardt gesteel is, is nog herken en hulle dadelik laat weet daarvan. steeds hard op soek na hul “teddiebeer”. Meisie vertel dat die soektog van daar af Wiggle is ‘n ou hond, tussen 13 en 15 jaar, voortgesit is – hierdie keer saam met mense wat rooi-bruin met ‘n stomp stert. Sy het ‘n bruin aangebied het om te help soek. Hulle het dadelik leerhalsband aangehad toe sy gesteel is. in die area waar die foto’s geneem is, gery en Mev. Meisie van Wyngaardt sê hulle het teen rondgevra, maar sonder geluk. Teen laatmidongeveer 11:00 die oggend agtergekom dat dag is die Rasta-man weer gewaar, hierdie keer Wiggle nie by die huis is nie. Iemand het vernaby die taxistaanplek in Burgerstraat, maar moedelik die hek oopgelaat en die hond moes, Wiggle was nie meer saam hom nie. Die polisie uit gewoonte, vir ‘n oomblik uitgegaan het om is ontbied en hulle het die man voorgekeer ‘n ‘draai’ te loop. Sy het egter glo nog altyd naby vir ondervraging, maar net voordat hulle kon aan die huis gebly en dadelik weer teruggegaan. uitvind wat hy met die hond gedoen het, het die “Sy het nie rondgeloop nie,” sê Meisie. man losgebreek en weggehardloop. Die van Wyngaardts het na Wiggle begin soek; Sedertdien soek die van Wyngaardts nog onstraat op en straat af. Hulle het om die blok en ophoudelik na Wiggle. Hulle doen ‘n beroep op later deur daardie hele area gery met die hoop wie ook al vir Wiggle mag hê om haar asseblief dat sy dalk op een of ander manier net afgedwaal huis toe te bring, of met hulle kontak te maak het, maar sy was nêrens te vinde nie. indien iemand moontlik weet waar sy mag wees. Later dieselfde dag het hulle oproepe van ‘n Hulle wil baie graag hul dank en opregte paar mense gekry met ontstellende nuus. ‘n Ras- waardering uitspreek vir die ongelooflike onderta-man is met Wiggle in Songozwistraat (naby steuning van elkeen wat sover gehelp het in die Ackermans) gewaar. Hy het ‘n wit koord aan soektog. haar halsband vasgemaak as leiband, en hy was Jan en Meisie kan gekontak word by tel. 067 besig om haar te probeer verkoop. Iemand het 371 3965. Deur Denise van Bergen

Wiggle, ‘n rooibruin Boerboel-teef, is op Woensdag, 20 Mei, in die omgewing van Shoprite op Louis Trichardt gesteel. Enigiemand wat moontlik kan help om haar op te spoor word gevra om asseblief met haar eienaars kontak te maak.

Laerskool Louis Trichardt het verlede week afskeid geneem van hulle hulp-naskoolbestuurder, me. Yvonne Grobler (links). Sy en haar gesin pak ‘n nuwe avontuur aan in die koue Bothaville. “Ons wens hulle alle voorspoed toe en is dankbaar vir die harde werk wat sy ingesit het by ons Triegie-naskool. Die kinders gaan jou beslis mis!” het die skool gesê. In haar plek is me. Ronel Meiring (regs). Met haar aankoms by die skool beteken dit nou dat al drie die Meiring-sussies by die skool werksaam is. Foto’s verskaf.

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Motoriste in en om Louis Trichardt is verheug nadat die vier-rigting verkeersligte by die besige R524/N1-kruising op die dorp uiteindelik die afgelope week weer herstel is. Die verkeersligte was vir bykans ‘n maand af gewees, nadat twee van die ligte in ‘n ongeluk beskadig is. Gedurende hierdie tydperk het hewige verkeersknope by die kruising plaasgevind, met humeure wat soms hoog geloop het.

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SACM’s 16th annual charity golf day a huge success Golf News South African Custodial Management (SACM) in Louis Trichardt hosted their 16th annual charity golf day at the Soutpansberg Golf Club on Friday, 28 May, in a tournament that drew players from as far and wide as Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Mookgophong and Polokwane. A full field of 18 teams teed off for this 4-ball on a fairly sunny winters day. Just prior, players were welcomed during registration with goodie bags from SACM. At the end of the day’s competition the prize-giving took place and each and every player received a prize. The prison director of the Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre, Mr Dumisani Nzimande,

thanked the club’s captain, Ryno Gerber, club president Inus Steyn and all the players for making the golf day a success. All the players turned up. He also thanked all the sponsors. Among the 18 teams who competed, two teams stood out. Mapula Enterprises played exceptionally well to win the event with 106 points. The runners-up were the team from Kensani Correction Management (KCM), who finished on 101 points. “The main specific aim of the day is to generate some revenue in order to plough back to the communities within the Vhembe District Municipality to uplift the living standard of the frail, disabled, elderly persons and children,” Nzimande said during the prize-giving function.

The team from Mapula Enterprises played exceptionally well to win the 16th annual SACM Charity Golf Day on Friday. Pictured from left to right are team members James Shirinda, André van Rooyen, George Mahlaule, Dumisani Nzimande (prison director) and Emmanuel Runyowa. Photo: SACM.

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Soutpansberg Gholfklub Kensani Correction Management (KCM) finished as runners up. The team consisted of (from left to right) J Raphala, L Khumalo, A Tshabalala and M Lepota. Photo: SACM.

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Nog ‘n eersteplek vir Eliz-Mari Vier van Hoërskool Louis Trichardt se bergfietsryers het Saterdag, 29 Mei, deelgeneem aan die finale ronde van die Limpopo XCO-skolereeks by Stanford Lake College. Triegies se stertrapper was weereens Eliz-Marie Pretorius (foto) wat die afdeling vir junior vroue gemaklik wen. Spanmaat Mieke Veldman was algeheel sewende in die afdeling vir Youth meisies, met Jacques du Preez sesde in dieselfde afdeling vir seuns. Brendan Bruce was sewende in die afdeling vir sub-junior seuns. Foto verskaf.

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Die Soutpansberg Skietklub het op Saterdag, 29 Mei, ‘n baie suksesvolle ghong-skietkompetisie by die ou kommandoskietbaan buite Louis Trichardt aangebied. Die klub was veral bly oor die groot hoeveelheid junior skuts wat ingeskryf het. “Dankie aan almal wat ons kom ondersteun het en ‘n groot dankie vir ons baanoffisiere wat hulle dag op geoffer het,” het die klub gesê. Die wenners die dag was (voor van links na regs) Edward Lubbe (3de .22 junior), Handro Fourie (1ste handwapen en 2de .22 junior), Zack Fourie (1ste groot geweer en 2de handwapen junior) en Elisma Dafel (3de .22 junior). Agter is Wian du Toit (2de .22 senior en 3de senterslag geweer), Brandon Kruger (3de .22 senior), Gizelle Koen (1ste .22 junior), Thehan Goosen (2de senterslag geweer), Ampie du Toit (1ste .22 en 1ste Senterslag) en Jerry Cloete (1ste handwapen). Afwesig tydens die neem van die foto was Frikkie de Jager (2de handwapen) en Ursula Brandenberger (3de handwapen senior). Foto verskaf.

Lede van die Hangklip (HPK) en Soutpansberg (SPB) Posduifklub het op 29 Mei deelgeneem aan die noord-streek se eerste wedvlugte van die nuwe seisoen met ‘n jaaroud- en opewedvlug vanaf Petroport oor ‘n afstand van 325 km. In totaal is 192 duiwe ingeskryf vir die jaaroudwedvlug, maar slegs die eerste 20 posisies word vermeld. Die wedvlug is gewen deur TE Smit HPK), nadat sy wenduif die afstand voltooi het met ‘n haastige spoed van 1622.96 meter per minuut. Hy was ook 12de en 16de. Louis Jordaan was 2de, 5de en 6de, Nico Bezuidenhout (HPK) 3de, 9de en 15de, Ben en Mariaan Pienaar (HPK) 4de en 7de, Sekelbos Hokke HPK) 8ste en 17de, Erasmus Hokke (HPK) 10de en 20ste, Gerhardt Bezuidenhout (HPK) 11de, 777 Hokke (SPB) 13de, Legardt & Dian JNR (HPK) 14de en 19de en Louis Gossmann (SPB) 18de. Die opewedvlug, waaraan 160 duiwe deelgeneem het, is ook gewen deur TE Smit, nadat sy wenduif die afstand voltooi het met ‘n spoed van 1291.28 meter per minuut. Marx Hokke (SPB) was 2de, Louis Jordaan 3de 2020 Mercedes Benz V250 Avantgarde AMG Line

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