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Jaargang 34 Vol. 27

Cattle part of Mapungubwe’s cultural landscape - page 4

Still no accountability among municipalities, says AG - page 5

Totally barbaric! of the incident. “We are in the process of formulating charges The barbaric nature of some human beings against the woman,” said local SPCA spokesperson never ceases to amaze. This was again evident Alicia Thomas, adding that because of the violent after a gruesome incident where a resident of nature of the incident, this case was definitely going Tshikota poured boiling water and oil over a to court. “Luckily we have an eyewitness who is dog as punishment for stealing a few pieces of willing to testify in court about everything that happened. When the owner of the dog was unable meat out of a cooking pot. Senior inspector Lawrence Khodobo of the Louis to pay, the woman decided to take the law into her Trichardt SPCA was called out to Tshikota on own hands,” said Thomas. Thomas said that residents should be made Monday where he found the badly burnt dog. Despite doing all he could, the dog sadly succumbed aware that incidents of this gruesome nature hapto its severe injuries on the way to the veterinarian. pened far too frequently, especially in rural areas. The story behind this gruesome find was that Regarding this, she said, they had a huge task in this dog, acting purely on instinct, stole some meat terms of educating both pet and animal owners and out of a cooking pot that was left out in the open the public in general. “We asked the owner of the in a local Tshikota resident’s yard. This was on dog why he didn’t phone us earlier. Apparently, he thought if he phoned it was Monday, 24 June. “Luckily we have an going to cost him money. The owner of the meat, outraged by what the dog eyewitness who is willing In many cases, pet owners leave their injured animals, had done, tracked down the to testify in court ...” hoping that they will recover dog’s owner and demanded payment for the stolen meat. The owner of the dog by themselves, which is almost never the case. But initially agreed to refund the owner of the meat. at least in this case, he did eventually phone,” said By Wednesday last week, the wife of the owner Thomas. As for the woman’s actions, Thomas said of the meat came by the dog owner’s house to that she could not understand what the woman collect. Alas, he was unable to pay upon which was thinking. “I mean, there are hungry dogs everywhere in the woman indicated that they would then have to “sort out” the dog themselves. What happened Tshikota. Obviously they will take the meat if next can only be described as a tragic example of given the opportunity,” said Thomas. Thomas urged the public not to worry about payhow barbaric some people can be. The same day, the woman apparently lured the ment but rather to report any form of animal abuse dog back to their house, right into a snare they had to them as soon as possible. “I cannot imagine what set for it. Whilst the dog was still trapped in the pain this dog went through. We didn’t even have snare, the woman then poured boiling water and time to humanely euthanise him as he died on the oil over the dog and left it to suffer in the snare. way to the vet,” said Thomas. Thomas said that she would keep the newspaper Only on Friday last week did a passer-by take pity on the dog, still trapped in the snare in agonis- and public up to date regarding the pending court ing pain, and freed the dog from the snare. How- case. “Thank heavens for an eyewitness, because ever, the dog was still left to endure a weekend of in most cases of animal abuse people are too afraid The severely injured dog died on his way to the veterinarian. A woman poured boiling water and oil over him as punishment for stealing meat out of a cooking pot in her yard. Photo supplied. suffering until eventually Khodobo was informed of testifying,” said Thomas. By Andries van Zyl

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Sad state of affairs at Musina’s fire station By Ndivhuwo Musetha

The Obed Mashaba Fire Station in Musina is close to being dysfunctional. This came to light during a recent visit of the Vhembe executive mayor, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, to the facility. Nenguda visited the station on a fact-finding mission. After the visit, he expressed his concern about the dilapidated condition of the fire station. The general manager of community services in Vhembe, Mr Nditsheni Mathule, and the facility’s divisional officer, Mr Carel van der Walt, took Nenguda on a tour of the station. Nenguda was informed that the fire station relied Cllr Nenguda, accompanied by Sylvia Ndou (left), is making notes about the sad situation at the on only one truck and one bakkie as the other five Obed Mashaba Fire Station. On the right is Mr Nditsheni Mathule. cars were too old to fix. Van der Walt said that a lack of security at the station caused the lives of firefighters and other workers to be at risk, especially during the night. Showers and toilets are also not working. “Our other concern is that there are no cleaners around the yard as the two who are there only clean inside the offices. Another problem is that some of the ambulances belonging to the Department of Health park here. These vehicles obstruct our emergency cars as they are supposed to have free movement when they respond to emergency calls,” MAKHADO CARE GROUP IS A said Van der Walt. NON PROFIT ORGANISATION He added that the building was not in good condition, with broken windows and a falling ceiling. WHICH ASSISTS WITH THE According to him, the facility is understaffed, as CARE OF CANCER PATIENTS IN those who retire or pass away are not replaced. Firefighters are also forced to double as recepTHE MAKHADO AREA tionists, because no one works in that office. “This has been going on since last year, following the Helanie Harmse, ‘n oud-leerling van CONTACT DETAILS: death of the employee who was working as recepHoërskool Louis Trichardt wat in 2013 tionist.” He added that no lights were working in gematrikuleer het, het onlangs haar diploma Dr Casper Venter: 082 857 0022 the station. as mediese tegnikus in kliniese patologie Dr Emil Gaigher: 082 892 8862 From the fire station, Nenguda, who was accomontvang vanaf die Ampath Laboratorium. Jernay Mcleod: 083 403 5752 panied by the acting municipal manager, Ms Sylvia Sy het ook in 2015 haar diploma in Ndou, members of his executive committee and gasvryheidstudies verwerf. Foto verskaf. Angela Brennan: 082 902 6271 councillors from Musina and officials from both

the district and Musina, went to a local sewerage plant. There he discovered that workers were being harassed by elephants from a neighbouring farm. Cable theft and assault and robbery of employees are also a problem at the plant. Nenguda expressed his concern about the challenges facing the two facilities. He promised Van der Walt that he would engage with the relevant offices, together with Mathule, and make sure that a solution to the problems would be found.

Me. Deidre Carter is onlangs aangestel as nuwe uitvoerende hoof van Agri Limpopo. As uitvoerende hoof sal Carter verantwoordelik wees om onder meer met boerelede, regerings­ amptenare en ander besluitnemers binne die landbou-waardeketting op ’n strategiese vlak te skakel. Carter het ’n loopbaan binne die politiek en bestuurswese gesmee en in die Suid Afrikaanse parlement in verskeie komitees wat te make het met landbou gedien. Foto verskaf.

BUSINESS talk Wild Skins & Things at new premises

dle work inspired her to start working with leather, tackling only smaller projects at first. Wild Skins & Things, your Before long, however, she one-stop leather shop in Lourealised that she would like to is Trichardt, recently moved take on bigger projects, evento a new premises. tually convincing herself to do For the past eight years, a course in leather craft in Cape Wild Skins & Things has made Town in 2014. a name for itself for manufacTania has come a long way turing quality leather products, since completing her training ranging from animal-skin rugs, and her work speaks of recushions, dining-room place markable quality. She makes mats, leather ottomans, rifle use of both animal skins and bags, beautiful handbags and tanned leather. “People are wallets to belts and even keywelcome to supply their own rings. skins or leather if they need me According to owner Tato make them something,” said nia de Swardt, she basically Tania. Regarding this, Tania’s just ran out of space while factory consists of a manufacturing department where she manufactures leather goods, a special-order department and taxidermy department where she completes special orders for lodges, taxidermy businesses and even professional hunters whose clients request unique leather products. To find out more about Wild Skins & Things, visit the factory at 8 Unika Street. The premises also boasts a factory shop with a wide range of Tania’s unique products. For The team from Wild Skins & Things pictured in their factory more information, she can also shop. From right to left are owner Tania de Swardt, Minette be phoned at Tel 079 622 5959. Dafel and Hennie Mureni. By Andries van Zyl

operating her business from home. That forced her to start looking for a bigger business premises and, as luck would have it, a business premises became available at one of her husband’s family’s business properties. In May, Tania moved her business to 8 Unika Street. “Since moving, I have definitely seen an increase in both sales and production,” said Tania. Wild Skins & Things is run by Tania, with the assistance of Hennie Mureni and sister Minette Dafel. Tania herself has always been creative with her hands. Her love of nee-

Ocean Basket in Louis Trichard spog deesdae met ‘n groot, veilige speelplek vir kinders terwyl pa en ma ‘n lekker ete geniet. Die speelarea is in die vorm van ‘n klein dorpie, kompleet met eie “Zoutpansberg Privaathospitaal, Soutpansberg Spar, PD Otto Elektries, Timbercity, Werda Motors, Limpopo Melkery en Triegie-gradeklas”. Volgens eienaar Johan Kirsten is die speelarea, met ‘n hindernisbaan bo-oor die mini “dorpie”, ontwerp in samewerking met verskeie plaaslike arbeidsterapeute met die doel om kinders se fyn en growwe motoriese vaardighede te stimuleer. “Ons het besef ons kort ‘n area om die kinders besig in te hou, maar wou nie dieselfde doen as ander restuarante nie. Ons wou dit ‘n unieke ervaring maak vir die kinders,” het Johan gesê. Die speelarea is op 21 Junie deur Johan se kleindogter, Leané (foto links) geopen, terwyl ma Marette Venter haar help. Daarna kon die kinders lekker speel in die “winkeltjies” wat deur plaaslike besighede geborg is, soos PD Otto Elektries. “Alhoewel die speelarea nog nie heeltemal voltooi is nie, geniet die kinders dit reeds ontsaglik baie,” het Johan gesê. Vir meer inligting hieroor, skakel Ocean Basket by tel. 015 516 1640. Foto’s verskaf.



Kennealy-moordverdagte bly steeds agter tralies Deur Andries van Zyl

Die man wat daarvan beskuldig word dat hy op 20 Mei die welbekende plaaslike kunstenaar en menseregte aktivis Annette Kennealy (51) wreed op haar plaas vermoor het, het Maandag vir ‘n tweede keer in die hof op Louis Trichardt verskyn. Die 40-jarige Kenny Ramantswana, wat vir Kennealy gewerk het, word daarvan beskuldig dat hy Kennealy verwurg en met ‘n hamer doodgeslaan het. Vriende het gaan ondersoek instel, nadat Kennealy nie op selfoonboodskappe en -oproepe gereageer het nie. Ramantswana is ure nadat haar liggaam op Dinsdag, 21 Mei, in haar plaashuis op die plaas Welgevonden buite Louis Trichardt gevind is, aangekeer. Kennealy was in lewe heel uitgesproke rondom plaasmoorde en het gereeld daaroor kommentaar gelewer op sosiale media. Ramantswana het op 23 Mei die eerste keer in die hof verskyn, waarna sy saak uitgestel is tot 1 Julie. Sy saak is Maandag, 1 Julie, uitgestel tot 9 Julie vir verdere polisieondersoek. Hy sal in aanhouding bly tot dan en of Ramantswana dan ‘n borgaansoek sal bring is nie seker nie. Die kwessie rondom borg aan vermeende plaasmoordenaars het ná vonnisoplegging in die

Die vermoorde Annette Kennealy. Foto verskaf.

Hennie Bonnema-moordsaak weer onder die loep gekom. Bonnema is op 18 Oktober 2016 met ‘n mes doodgesteek voor sy plaaswoning op die plaas Beaufort F10 in Levubu. Die hoofbeskuldigde in die saak, die 32-jarige Walter Maringa, is kort ná sy arrestasie op 23 November 2016 borg van R5 000 toegestaan deur die Levubu Landdroshof. ‘n Paar dae later, op 30 November, het Maringa die borgtog betaal. Hy het daarna vir etlike maande verdwyn totdat hy eers weer einde verlede jaar gearresteer is. Dit het ná Maringa se herarrestasie aan die lig gekom dat hy na bewering nog ‘n string ernstige misdade sou gepleeg het nadat hy borg toegestaan is. Die Nasionale Vervolgingsgesag (NVG) het die afgelope week by navraag bevestig dat nog klagte teen Maringa geformuleer is vir misdade wat hy na bewering tussen 20 November 2017 en 27 Desember 2017 sou gepleeg het terwyl hy uit was op borg. Dit het ingesluit nog ‘n klag van moord, twee van poging tot moord, een klag van die onwettige besit van ‘n vuurwapen en een klag van die onwettige besit van ammunisie. Maringa en sy medebeskuldigde in die Bonnema-moord, die 25-jarige Khodani Tshishonga, is Woensdag, 19 Julie, lewenslange vonnisse (25 jaar) opgelê in die Hooggeregshof in Thohoyandou vir die moord. Hulle het elk ook ‘n addisionele 15 jaar tronkstraf gekry op klagte van diefstal met verswarende omstandighede. Die vonnisse sal gesamentlik uitgedien word. Intussen het die NVG gesê dat Maringa reeds op 18 Junie op die ander vyf klagte teen hom verskyn het. Hierdie sake is uitgestel tot 9 September vanjaar. ‘n Derde verdagte is destyds in verband met die moord op Bonnema aangekeer. Takalani Mudau, ‘n voormalige werker van Bonnema, is saam met Maringa en Tshishonga arresteer. Hy het egter getuie vir die Staat geword en is nie vir die moord op Bonnema verhoor nie.

Items recovered following the arrests included eight-station signal jammers, monitors used to control alarm system and angle grinder wheels, drills, balaclavas and gloves. Photo: Limpopo SAPS.

Police arrest eleven after tip-off

wheels, drills, balaclavas and gloves. “Police opened cases of conspiracy to commit business robberies, possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles, driving unroadworthy motor vehicle, possession of signal jamming device and possession of housebreaking equipment,” said Ngoepe.

Police Successes

The swift reaction by members of several specialised Limpopo police units, supported by the Rural Safety Task Team comprising members of the local farm- and town watch structures, led to the interception of a possible trio crime (home and business robberies and hi-jackings) syndicate on Sunday evening. Eleven suspects aged between 32 and 65 were arrested at about 20:00 after the police received a tip-off from members of the community about a group of armed suspects en route from Gauteng to Louis Trichardt, intending to commit business robberies in and around the area. “The operation comprising the Provincial Tracking Team, the Provincial Intervention Unit, the SAPS Makhado, SAPS Bandelierkop, Bandelierkop Farm watch and Soutpansberg Farm- and town watch, was immediately assembled and followed these suspects until they were intercepted,” said provincial police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe. Following the arrests, several items were recovered including two vehicles believed to be Eleven suspects were arrested after the po­ stolen, eight-station signal jammers, monitors lice received a tip-off from members of the used to control alarm systems and angle grinder community. Photo: Limpopo SAPS.





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ank God dat Hy met jou besig bly. Baie sal gereinig word - deur die kosbare bloed van Jesus, die krag van sy reinigende bloed gaan diep genoeg om ons baie deeglik van sonde te reinig en deur sy Gees van dwaling te genees. Die bloed reinig van alle sonde - as ons in die lig wandel soos Hy in die lig is (1 Johannes 1:7). As jy in sy wonderlike lig bly leef, soos Hy in die lig is, bewaar sy bloed jou rein (1 Johannes 1:7,9). Geen Christen wat waarlik uit God gebore is, sal in onreinheid kan voortleef of daarmee gelukkig kan wees en dit maar gelate so aanvaar nie. Baie sal gesuiwer word. Ons optrede voor mense moet onberispelik wees, ons optrede moet versigtig wees soos die van slange en opreg soos die van duiwe (Mattheus 10:16). Ons houding teenoor vyande van die evangelie moet wees soos dié van lammers onder wolwe (Lukas 10:3). Moenie toelaat dat enige mens - selfs nie eens die mees intieme vriend - ooit vir jou geestelik benadeel nie. Laat God se hoogheid, heiligheid, heerlikheid en waardigheid in so ‘n mate jou ondervinding wees dat dit jou soos ‘n mantel omvou en jou van die duiwel beskerm. Die Here se skop is in sy hand, Hy maak die dorsvloer van jou lewe en van sy bruidsgemeente deur en deur skoon (Mattheus 3:12). - Ds. Johan Marais, Baptistegemeente, Louis Trichardt


Cattle now part of Mapungubwe’s cultural landscape, says SANParks

described as a problem … It is rather management intervention that is necessary to ensure numbers are kept to an acceptable norm without impacting Visitors to the Mapungubwe National Park and on the ecological values of the park. The cultural World Heritage Site will have to accept the fact value, as well as ecological integrity, needs to be that communal cattle in the park are part of the balanced to ensure the objectives of the cultural park’s cultural landscape. landscape are achieved. SANParks have rangers This is according to Mr Sipho Mkhwanazi, in place patrolling the 12km river boundary on a SANParks’ regional communication manager. He daily basis,” said Mkhwanazi. was responding to a media enquiry after the ZoutDisease control is another aspect that comes to pansberger received a complaint about the presence the fore, especially with the recent foot-and-mouth of communal cattle in the park. An overseas family (FMD) disease outbreak in Vhembe still fresh in who recently visited the park stated that they were people’s memory. “Animals are monitored for looking forward to enjoying a truly African wildlife any signs of FMD on a regular basis during daily experience but were left disappointed when they patrols and any abnormalities will immediately be found a large herd of cattle roaming the park. reported to the relevant authorities. The outbreak Mkhwanazi said that they were aware of the earlier this year was at a considerable distance from problem of cattle entering the park from Zimbabwe, the park in an area known for such occurrences. but explained that the park had been declared as a SANParks will continue monitoring for such and cultural landscape and therefore had evolved and gather information of cross-border outbreaks that developed over many years, with cattle as integral might influence the area,” said Mkhwanazi. part of the landscape, securing the livelihoods of Mkhwanazi also responded to concerns over people living in harmony with nature. “National visitors’ safety to the park. Readers might remember the recent collapse of a wooden deck at the Mopanie Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park in May, which saw seven people ending up in hospital. The same family who complained about the cattle in the park also had concerns about the popular “treetop” walkway at Mapungubwe. The protective safety wires on one side of the walkway underneath the handrailing were completely gone and the family had to battle to keep their young children safe while walking across the walkway. Mkhwanazi explained that the wires had been removed because of damage caused by a falling tree. “We have addressed the relevant staff that danger tape should have been placed whilst they were waiting for materials to fix the damage…” said Mkhwanazi. He added that the problem had since been fixed. “As an organisation we will always put the safety of our visitors first by doing everything within our powers to prevent any mishaps from happening. Managing National Parks stretched over huge distances where wild and dangerous animals roam, [and] we would also like to urge our visitors to stick to the rules within our parks, as they are there to keep them safe and not to regulate their The “treetop” walkway at the park. On the right one can see that wires are in place below the freedom of movement. SANParks is committed handrailing as a safety precaution. On the left, almost all these wires are gone. SANParks has to addressing safety regulations and ensuring our stated that the problem has since been fixed and that visitors’ safety remains a priority for them. guests can enjoy the sheer beauty and differences of all our national parks,” said Mkhwanazi. Photo supplied. By Andries van Zyl

parks are declared for various reasons and therefore it is not a given that every park will only feature wild animals,” said Mkwanazi. As an example, he mentioned the Richtersveld National Park where communities make use of the landscape and goats grazing in co-existence with natural wildlife to protect the overall integrity of the park. “The Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe), which forms part of the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, therefore represents the culture and values of people who lived in and with their surroundings. These cultures have therefore never been confined to colonial boundaries, stating the case for a cultural landscape stretching over International Boundaries. Cattle are therefore not an abnormal occurrence within this cultural landscape, as they did form part of a civilisation that once roamed the Mapungubwe Valley,” said Mkhwanazi. Mkhwanazi did add, however, that they monitored the numbers and movement of the cattle. “The cattle did enter from Zimbabwe, but should not be

Hierdie week, 25 jaar gelede in die

Zoutpansberger Die afgelope week se bibberweer het lesers aan die praat en hoeveel van ons het nie die vraag “ek kan nie onthou wanneer laas ek so koud gekry net nie” gehoor? Duidelik is ons geheue maar baie kort. Die voorbladberig van 8 Julie 1994 wys dit baie duidelik. Die wind en lae temperature oor groot dele van die streek het destyds skade aan veral oeste berokken. In die Limpoporiviervallei het die kwik tot so ver as -5° Celsius gedaal. Swartryp het selfs inwoners in Louis Trichardt se tuine gekarnuffel. Op 30 Junie 1994 het die Levubu Proefplaas ‘n lesing van 3,3°C aangeteken, terwyl die temperatuur by die Mara proefplaas tot -3,2°C gedaal het. Selfs op Tshipise, ‘n gewilde “wegkruipplek” van die koue vir die stadsmense, is ‘n -0,4°C gerapporteer. Dit het darem later die dag gestyg tot 18,6°C. Die berig van destyds vertel egter dat die temperature al voorheen verder geval het. Op 14 Junie 1981 het die Levubu Proefplaas ‘n minimumlesing van 2,7°C aangeteken. By

Visitors to the Mapungubwe National Park must accept the fact that large herds of cattle in the park form part of the park’s cultural landscape. This is according to Mr Sipho Mkhwanazi, SANParks’ regional communication manager. Photo supplied.

Uit ons harte – baie dankie aan almal Macuville naby Musina is -3,6°C op 25 Junie 1964 gemeet en ‘n paar jaar later, op 2 Julie 1972, het die kwik tot laag as -3,8°C gedaal. Op Mara is ‘n bibberende -4°C op 11 Junie 1981 gemeet en ‘n nog kouer -4,2°C op 2 Julie 1972. Selfs Thohoyandou kon nie die koue weer vryspring nie en op 13 Julie 1985 het die dag met ‘n ysige 1,8°C begin.

kom warm maak. Baie dankie vir julle dames. Leandra het ons kom toespreek en verduidelik wat haar gunsteling ns weet dit klink ‘n bietjie Psalm was. Soos almal van afgesaag, maar die inwo- ons, glo ons ook dat God ons sal neerlê in groen weivelde, ners van Laat Lente en Herfs Akker wil graag die volgende na water waar daar rus is. Julle is Rotary “Angels”. bedanking doen. Dankie oom Teddy Uys vir Die Rotary Anns het weer jou bydrae, die lemoene en soos altyd ons koue winter Die inwoners van Laat Lente en Herfsakker in Louis Trichardt, skryf:


pomelo’s is regtig kos vir die winter. Almal is siek, behalwe ons hier by die aftree-oord. Wees geseënd! Wat van Bergcare? Nog steeds word daar groente en enigiets wat lekker gesond is na ons toe gestuur. Baie dankie aan Bergcare, mag God julle altyd seën.



TOP: A part of the AG’s findings, highlighting the problems in the Vhembe District.

Still no accountability among municipalities, says AG By Anton van Zyl

The problems at municipalities are continuing and, to make mat­ters worse, no cul­ture seems to exist where indi­ vi­d uals are being held re­ sponsible for transgressing laws. Municipalities are also using consultants at a huge cost to taxpayers to try and get their books in order retrospectively, instead of implementing re­ gular controls. These were some of the findings of the Auditor-General (AG), Kimi Makwetu, in his consolidated general report on the local government audit outcomes. The report was released last week and paints a rather sorry picture of the state of municipalities in most parts of the country. The Vhembe District’s municipalities did not impress the AG. Two of the five municipalities showed a regression compared to previous years, with only one, Makhado, showing slight improvements. It also transpires that the illegal investments that the Vhembe, Collins Chabane and Makhado municipalities had made at VBS Mutual Bank are seriously affecting service delivery.

No accountability The AG was very critical about the role of leadership in the municipalities and their reluctance to address deficiencies in the

internal control mechanisms. He pointed out that municipalities are not adhering to legislation, not preventing unauthorised expenditure and are not complying with supply-chain-management prescripts. “It is evident that the deteriorating accountability for financial and performance management is not being addressed, as there are no consequences for those who fail to comply with legislation,” he said. The problems can also be blamed on the oversight mechanisms, such as the municipal public accounts committees, that are not doing their jobs. “It is also vital that members of these committees have sufficient knowledge of legislation to interact meaningfully on matters of compliance and thus adopt effective resolutions,” Makwetu said. The irregular expenditure incurred by municipalities in the province in the previous financial year dropped to R1 063 million, but this figure is expected to rise when the figures of all the municipalities are taken into account. Two municipalities, Thabazimbi and Modimolle-Mookgophong, did not have audit outcomes available and were excluded from the report. In the Vhembe District, the worst performer as far as irregular expenditure is concerned, was the Collins Chabane Municipality, with R45,4 million and an accumulated outstanding balance

of R53,35 million. Musina Municipality had an accumulated an outstanding balance of R146,88 million reflecting as irregular expenditure. Another R21,7 million was added to this figure the past financial year. Makhado recorded R33,5 million in irregular expenditure, with an accumulated balance of R3,17 million.

Expensive consultants The AG highlighted the problem of municipalities’ using external consultants to try and improve their audit outcomes. The Vhembe District Municipality spent R19 million on consultants while the Collins Chabane Municipality forked out R13 million for external help. “The cumulative amount spent on consultants by Polokwane, Elias Motsoaledi, Mopani District, Vhembe District and Collins Chabane over the past two years amounted to R159 million; yet skills were not transferred adequately, as management continued to appoint consultants for the preparation of the financial statements,” the AG said. The appointment of expensive external companies seemingly did not help in producing clean audits. “Notwithstanding the investment made through the appointment of consultants, the financial statements still contained material misstatements that were identified during the audit,” the

AG said. He attributed much of this to the fact that consultants were provided with insufficient supporting documents, making it impossible for them to prepare credible financial statements. In the report on the Vhembe District’s municipalities, poor leadership is very clearly the root cause of the problems. The five municipalities were criticised for the instability or vacancies in key positions. Key officials were also lacking the necessary competencies. A root cause of the problem was identified as “the inadequate consequences for poor performance and transgressions”. The lack of proper accounting systems reflects in the periods that the municipalities take to pay creditors. Musina Municipality seems to be one of the worst, taking on average 494 days to pay their accounts. Makhado takes on average 101 days, while Thulamela settles bills in 59 days. The payment periods for Vhembe District and Collins Chabane were not available, as these could not be audited. The two best municipalities in Vhembe seem to be Thulamela and Makhado. Seemingly, these two municipalities co-operated well with the AG’s office, whereas at the other three, problems of protests, threats, intimidation and contestation were encountered. The AG complained last week that several of his staff members were threatened and intimidated

when doing audits. He did not from the R1 393 million in the mention whether this happened previous year,” the AG said. in the Vhembe District. The AG advised municipalities to decrease their spending and VBS’s sad legacy improve their debt-collection The illegal investments that strategies. He also highlighted two of the Vhembe municipali- the fact that the municipalities ties made with the VBS Mutual owe significant amounts to EsBank are starting to take their kom and the water board. In toll. The Vhembe District Mu- Limpopo, the water board is nicipality and Collins Chabane owed R1 201 million, of which Municipality formed part of the R715 million is older than 120 eight Limpopo municipalities days. Eskom needs to be paid that invested R1 191 million R366 million, but of this amount altogether in the mutual bank. R206 million is debt between 0 “The funds invested in VBS and 30 days. Mutual Bank were a combination Poor service delivery of conditional grants, equitable share and own revenue,” the AG Citing an example of how the said. He reckoned that recovering lack of accountability affected the money was highly unlikely. service delivery negatively, the The Vhembe District Munic- AG mentioned the Nandoni ipality is responsible for water pipeline project. The project to provision in the region, but be- construct a bulk pipeline from cause of these losses is unable to Nandoni to Muraga via the Manperform repairs and maintenance gondi project was started in 2016 of water pipes and boreholes. but is still not complete. The Previous reports indicated that Vhembe District Municipality Vhembe had invested R800 has spent R81 million on the projmillion with VBS, but when the ect to date, with a total contract bank went bust, R311 million of value of R160 million. The AG those funds was still with VBS. said the fact that the project was Collins Chabane municipality is unfinished was because of “inefbelieved to have lost R120 mil- fective monitoring, management lion in the VBS scam. The VBS and supervision”. investments and the subsequent The AG encouraged the leadeffect these had on debt collec- ership in the province to ensure tion left a scar and contributed that a culture of accountability to the provincial figures. “The was cultivated and that all levels province incurred unauthorised of management and leadership expenditure amounting to R2 accepted responsibility for im832 million – a huge increase proving audit outcomes.

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Thursday, 4 July

Louis Trichardt


KERKE/CHURCHES • Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (LTT) Tshirululunistraat 28, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 516 2272 • Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (Musina) Cass Straat 16, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 534 2126 • Agapé Gemeente (LTT) Sondae: Afrikaanse diens om 08:30 insluitend Peuter-, Kinder- en Tienerbedieninge. Sundays: English service at 10:30 including Toddler-, Children- and Teen Ministries, Past. Sampie van Niekerk, Tel: 015 516 3725 or 082 926 9538 • AGS Charisma (LTT) Munnikstraat 70, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Leonie Meyfarth (084 219 4406), Tel 015 516 0486 (kerkkantoor) • AGS El-Shaddai (Musina) Watsonlaan 17, Sondag 10:00 en 18:00, Past. Boetie Visser, Tel: 015 534 3361 / 084 456 6959 • AGS Charisma (Levubu) Sondag 09:00. Past John en Marietjie Struwig. • 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 Maurunwa/Siloam/Nzhelele Past Oke Tel 083 461 6455 or 072 976 3448. • 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 oggenddien 09:30, evangeliedien om 18:00. Past. Christo van Rooijen, Tel: 015 516 0521 / 082 465 8774

Friday, 5 July

Saturday, 6 July

Plenty of sunshine, pleasant.

Plenty of sunshine, pleasant.

Sunshine and patchy clouds.

High: 24oC Low: 6oC

High: 26oC Low: 8oC

High: 22oC Low: 8oC


vergader elke Maandag om 18:00 by die Haantjiekerk (h/v Burger- en Erasmustraat) in Louis VROUE VAN DIE WOORD Die Trichardt en almal wat daaraan ‘n behoefte het Vroue van die Woord kom een maal ‘n maand op om die vergadering by te woon, is welkom. die tweede Saterdag van die maand om 10:00 by Die AA vergader ook elke Woensdag vanaf die Boekwinkel in Joubertstraat bymekaar. 18:00 in Levubu. Vir meer inligting, skakel Die vroue kom interkerklik saam om te bid, Jannie by tel. 076 501 8285. geestelik te groei en mekaar aan te moedig om LOUIS TRICHARDT TUINvroue na God se hart te wees. “Alle vroue, jonk BOUKLUB Die Louis Trichardt Tuinbouen oud, is welkom,” sê die organiseerders. klub nooi alle lede en nie-lede om in te skakel by Vir meer inligting kan Madelyn Stoltz by 083 hulle verrigtinge. 442 5248 geskakel word. Klublede kom elke derde Dinsdag van die MANNE VAN DIE WOORD Die maand byeen. Alle voornemende groenvingers Manne van die Woord in Louis Trichardt kom kan met Hannetjie skakel by 084 950 0205 of elke Vrydag van 05:45 tot 06:45 by Ocean BasSophie by 082 420 0514 om uit te vind hoe hulle ket in Songozwistraat byeen. betrokke kan raak. Vir meer inligting kan Tobias Fourie by 082 MOTH SKOUERSKUUR Alle 451 4249 geskakel word. oud-polisielede, gevangenisdienslede en soldate, GISTER-SE-JEUG BYEEN Die hetsy diensplig of staandemag, en oud-MOTHGister-se-Jeug klub, waar jonger en ouer seniors lede word genooi na ‘n skouerskuur elke Dinsdag welkom is, vergader elke Dinsdag van 09:00 tot vanaf 18:00 en Saterdae vanaf 11:00. 11:00 in die Hervormde Kerk se saal op die hoek Die skouerskuur vind plaas by die Moths in van Stubbsstraat en Forestryweg in Louis Trich- Louis Trichardt se Turbi Hills bomgat te Burgerardt. Vir meer inligting kan Willie Agenbacht straat 66. “Die kantien is oop en almal is welkom geskakel word by tel. 083 453 6597, Flippie om te bring-en-braai. Kom wees gesellig en Diedericks by 071 671 9866 of Anna Lordan by vertel jou stories oor jou polisie of weermag dae. 082 921 6110. Families is welkom,” nooi die Moths. Vir meer inligting, skakel Old Bill Ben Wolff BAHÁ’Í INFORMATION CENby tel. 084 368 7045. TRE The Bahá’í Information Centre in Louis Trichardt holds multi-faith devotionals every JONG FIETSRYERS OEFEN Thursday from 19:30. For more information WEER Laerskool Louis Trichardt se fietsphone 081 884 9553 (after hours). Alternatively, ryklub oefen elke Maandag en Woensdag vanaf visit the website at 15:00 tot 17:00 geoefen. “Ons kom bymekaar by Meulbos aan die bo-punt van Forestryweg, regs SPB KOFUKAN KARATEKLUB in met die grondpad. Ons tel ook kinders op by Die Soutpansberg Kofukan Karateklub oefen elke die na-skool. Hulle moet ons asseblief net laat Woensdag vanaf 18:00 tot 20:00 by die Emman- weet op die WhatsApp-groep. Ons kommuniuel Christian School net buite Louis Trichardt. keer ook meestal op die WhatsApp-groep,” het Vir meer inligting, skakel Tommy by tel. 083 die klubbestuur gesê. Die klub neem aan vier 346 6600. amptelike wedrenne deur die jaar deel. “Daar is geen kostes verbonde aan die fietsry oefeninge LTT SHUKOKAI KARAnie, maar daar is wel R70 per ryer betaalbaar vir TEKLUB Die Louis Trichardt Shukokai elke wedren waaraan ons gaan deelneem,” het die Karateklub oefen elke Maandag en Woensdag vanaf 17:30 tot 19:15 by die gimnastiek/stoeisaal klub gesê. Vir meer inligting, skakel Koos Ehlers by die skool by tel. 015 516 5151 of fietsry-afin Louis Trichardt. rigter Mark Archer by tel. 083 324 8495. Vir meer inligting, skakel sensei De Wet van Wyk by tel. 083 654 8869.

GIMNASTIEKKLUB OEFENTYE Die Louis Trichardt Gimnastiekklub

• Lewende Woord Louis Trichardt Louis Trichardt Lodge-saal. Sondag erediens 10:00 (Afrikaans) en 18:00 (English). Senior past. Andrew Bezuidenhout (071 078 1631) en past. Jan Wilkins (071 161 9254).

oefen elke Maandag en Woensdag. Vlak 1 tot 3 gimnaste (meisies en seuns) sal Maandae en Woensdae oefen van 14:30 tot 16:00. Die Vlak 4 tot 7 gimnaste (meisies en seuns) sal ook op Maandae en Woensdae oefen, maar van 17:00 tot 18:30. Elzabé Stewart en Riekie Steyn is onderskeidelik verantwoordelik vir die meisies en seuns se afrigting. Vir meer inligting, skakel Elzabé by 082 566 3493 of Riekie by 082 484 1392.

• Levubu Christelike Gemeente (Hatfield) Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Craig Whitcomb, Tel 015 583 0134 of 084 400 8937 • Lewende Hoop Bedieninge (Louis Trichardt) Plaasgemeente, Sondagdiens 09:30, skakel Susan (076 812 4013) vir meer inligting. • Methodist Church (LTT) 79 Munnik Street, Sunday 09:00, Tel. 015 516 0446 • NG Kerk (Levubu) Perseel 316, Sondag 08:30 en 10:15 (LTT - Rondebosch Lapa), Ds. Petrus Kriel Tel: 015 583 002 / 082 898 2081 • NG Kerk (LTT) Erasmusstraat 23, Sondae: 09:00 oggenddiens & kinder- en kleuterkerk; 10:15 kategese; 08:30 Braambos; 10:30 Soekmekaar; 11:00 Waterpoort en Bandelierkop(1x pm); en 14:00 Kutama Sinthumule Gevangenis; ds. Jan Pretorius (079 881 9673), ds. Corné Burger (073 759 0451), Kerkkantoor 015 516 3902. • NG Kerk Soutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubbs & Andersonstraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. Etienne van Staden (083 274 3227), Kerkkantoor 015 516 4366 • NG Kerk (Musina) Ds. Henricostraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. André van Rooyen, Tel: 082 468 7640 / E-pos: of • New Covenant Kerk/Church (LTT) 115 Krogh Street, Sondag 09:00 en 18:30, Louis Trichardt, André van Niekerk, Tel 015 516 5305 or 082 926 7313 • Ou Apostoliese Kerk van SA (LTT) Kroghstraat, Sondagdienste om 08:45 en 18:00, Priester JJ Janse van Rensburg, Tel. 072 544 7505. • Reformed Church Songozwi Corner of Songozwi and Anderson Street, Louis Trichardt, Sunday 11:00, Rev Paul Mushayabasa (076 860 0669) • Shammah Bedieninge / Ministries - 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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Die volgende Swannies Racing Series-wedrenne vind Saterdag, 6 Julie, vanaf 09:00 plaas. Daar sal in alle klasse meegeding word vir tweewiel- en vierwielmotorfietse. Inskrywing kos R450 per motorfiets en toegang beloop R10 per voertuig. Kos en drinkgoed sal beskikbaar wees. Vir meer inligting, skakel Swannie by tel. 071 859 6924 of Peet by 083 469 0738.


The Louis Trichardt Tennis Club will be hosting a doubles tournament for all aspiring tennis players in the region on Saturday, 6 July. Participation will cost R100 per person, but please note that entries will be limited. The first games will be played from 08:00. A tuck shop will be available while toasted sandwiches and braai packs will also be sold. Fire and pap will be supplied. For more information, phone Henk at Tel 082 894 3796, JG at 082 607 7893 or Jimmy at 083 286 4491.


Die plaaslike tak van die Vroue Landbou-unie vergader op 9 Julie om 18:00 by die Louis Trichardt Rolbalklub. Belangstellendes kan die takvoorsitter, Naomi Philipson (Tel. 082-4847622) of vir Geraldine van den Berg (Tel. 060-5036233) skakel vir meer inligting.


All members of the public are invited to attend the annual general meeting of the Louis Trichardt SPCA on Thursday, 11 July. The meeting will start at 18:30 at Smart Fitness at 123 President Street. Persons wishing to make themselves available for the SPCA’s management committee must submit their names in writing to the chairperson, Yolanda Cronjé, at to arrive no later than seven days before the date set for the AGM. Each submission must be accompanied by a onepage curriculum vitae and motivation. For more information, phone Yolanda at 082 972 2060 or Alicia at 084 900 5332.


Die NG Kerk Soutpansberg nooi inwoners uit na ‘n optrede deur bekende Suid-Afrikaanse sanger Jannie du Toit. Jannie se “Eggo van jou oë” musiekkonsert saam met Susan Mouton vind op 12 Julie plaas in die kerkgebou. Kaartjies kos R150 per persoon en is beskikbaar by Gerrie Voges (084 596 5912) en die kerkkantoor by tel. 015 516 4366.

WEEKLY DAM LEVELS According to latest available information from the Department WEEKLIKSE of Water Affairs and Forestry as on Monday, 1 July. DAMVLAKKE Dams/damme:

01/07/2019 24/06/2019

Albasini Dam Ebenezer Dam Flag Boshielo Dam Glen Alpine Dam Luphephe Dam Middel Letaba Dam Nandoni Dam Nsami Dam Nwanedzi Dam Nzhelele Dam Tzaneen Dam Vondo Dam

71.7% 61.6% 67% 6.3% 62.1% 5.7% 97.5% 33.5% 69.1% 70.7% 14.6% 95.9%

72% 63.2% 67.6% 6.5% 60.2% 5.8% 97.7% 45.8% 69.8% 71.5% 14.7% 96.6%






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Plenty of sunshine, pleasant.

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to participate in the event. The general public is also welcome to attend. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards. For more information, or to arrange for the laying of a wreath, Leon Barnard can be contacted at 082 893 5965 of Freddie Louw at 082 670 7020.

event takes place from 12 to 14 July. This is going to be a memorable event on a Game Reserve - filled with fun and unique things to see such as a vulture colony, etc.! Bring the whole family! Participation fees for different options range MNR. EN MEJ. TRIEGIE from R1 680 to R4 800 (2 persons). Enter early Die is weer tyd vir Hoërskool Louis and qualify for a 15% discount. Trichardt se gewilde jaarlikse Mnr. en Mej. Contact Adri at 084 5836103 or vvblouberg@ Triegie-kompetisie, en oudergewoonte kan die publiek weer deel in die pret. Vanjaar se kroningsplegtigheid, met die tema DIRK VAN DER WESTTeatro del Pupi, vind op 18 Julie vanaf 18:00 in HUIZEN OPTREDE Inwodie skoolsaal plaas. ners van die Soutpansberg word uitgenooi na ‘n Kaartjies vir die geleentheid is nou reeds optrede deur bekende Suid-Afrikaanse sanger beskikbaar teen R50 per persoon. Dirk van der Westhuizen by Hoërskool Eric Vir meer inligting, skakel Madeleine by tel. Louw op 13 Julie. 083 388 7933. Sy optrede begin om 19:00 op die skool se rugbyveld en kaartjies kos R120 per volwassene, MANGO DAY 2019 The R80 vir laerskooleerlinge en is gratis vir voorSouth African Mango Growers’ Assoskoolse kinders. Ná afloop van sy optrede sal ciation (SAMGA) daar ‘n dans wees met DJ Jonty wat die musiek will host its annual sal maak. ‘n Kontantkroeg sal beskikbaar wees Mango Day this en geen eie koelhouers of mandjies sal toegeyear again at the laat word nie. Kaartjies is by die skoolkantoor Fairview Hotel, beskikbaar. “Onthou om jou eie kampstoel saam Tzaneen. The te bring,” het die organiseerders gesê. event will take Vir meer inligting, skakel Tracy by tel. 082 place on 19 July 411 0385. and will once more draw considerable local and international interest. SAMGA said they were fortunate this year to have another international researcher presenting at the symposium. “Dr Yuval Cohen (above), of The Volcani Institute in Israel, will be our important guest speaker and will present on mango cultivars and trends in Israel’s mango-production industry,” said SAMGA in a REMEMBERING DELpress release.This symposium serves as a forum VILLE WOOD On Sunday, 14 for the sharing of research carried out on pest July, a number of wreaths will be laid at the and disease management, chemicals, agricultural MOTHs Turbi Hills Shellhole in Louis Trichardt performance management, and new cultivar to commemorate the battle of Delville Wood and selections that are evaluated in all the production to pay tribute to the South African soldiers who areas. Researchers, growers, and processors will lost their lives during this battle. not only benefit from the information shared but The Battle of the Somme occurred between will also establish valuable networks. 1 July and 18 November 1916 and is described SAMGA’s research projects are selected as one of the bloodiest battles in human history. annually to address current production matters More than one million men were wounded or as well as future needs of the South African killed on the banks of the river Somme in France. Mango Industry. “It is therefore essential to look The South African influence on the battle was beyond our borders and collaborate with other significant. On 15 July 1916, the 2nd, 3rd and mango-producing countries to find solutions to 4th Battalions of the 1st South African Infantry problems and build a better industry. The annual Brigade were sent into Delville Wood to clear it mango day provides a platform to do this for the of German troops and consolidate the front line. future benefit of our industry and its growers,” The fighting was fierce and soon the 1st SAI said Andre Botha, SAMGA’s technical coordiBattalion was also sent in, making for a total of nator. 3 032 men and 123 officers. To register for the symposium, contact Christa The soldiers entering the wood were exposed de la Port at Tel 015 307 3676 or via email at to gunfire from all sides and the casualties were severe. One regiment, the 4th Battalion, entered JUAN BOUCHER KOM the wood with 699 men. A week later, only KUIER Kaartjies is nou te koop vir four officers and 38 men marched out. Overall, ‘n optrede deur bekende Suid-Afrikaanse sanger only 755 officers and men of the entire brigade Juan Boucher op 19 Julie in Louis Trichardt. survived. The remaining 2 400 men were either Sy optrede begin om 19:00 in die stoeisaal en killed, wounded or missing. kaartjies kos R160 per persoon vir ‘n tafel van The ceremony at Turbi Hills Shellhole at 66 Burger Street will start at 10:30 for 11:00. Resi- ses mense en R120 per persoon indien daar net op ‘n stoel gesit gaan word. Daar sal ‘n dans na dents who had family members or close friends die optrede wees met ‘n kontantkroeg. Geen eie who were involved in this battle are welcome





Insp Lawrence Khodobo Cell 082 965 5151 many opportunities exist out there can do so by koelhouers en mandjies sal toegelaat word nie. Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Da Silva Apteek. Vir supporting the Isability Golf Day on 10 August. The golf day will take place at the Soutnavrae, skakel 063 294 3344. pansberg Golf Club in aid of the development of sport for disabled athletes in the Limpopo CHICKEN WING & RIB Province. DERBY Round Table ZoutpansFor more information and to offer support, berg 66 in Louis Trichardt invites the public to an eat-as-much-as-you-can chicken wings and rib phone Sandy at Tel 084 506 3333. Round Table Derby on the evening of 20 July at HOËRSKOOL LOUIS the Soutpansberg Golf Club. TRICHARDT GHOLFDAG The price is R250 per person, with the evening Hoërskool Louis Trichardt se jaarlikse gholfdag starting at 18:00. vind vanjaar op 16 Augustus plaas. “Prepare to bid on your fastest Tabler,” said Meer inligting sal later volg. the guys from Round Table 66. Please note that a cash bar will be available and NO cooler boxes LOUWTJIES GHOLFDAG will be allowed. Eric Louw High School in Musina will For more information, phone Frans at Tel 082 host their annual golf day at the Musina Golf 925 1676. Club on 24 August. The format of the competition is a 4-ball alliance with a shotgun start (all scores to count). Entry costs R250 per person and includes a light evening meal. Lots of prizes are to be won. For more information, phone Tracy at HAANTJIE-FEES Die NG Kerk Tel. 082 411 0385. Louis Trichardt-gemeente (Haantjiekerk) nooi inwoners van die Soutpansberg uit na hul jaarlikse Haantjie-fees op Saterdag, 3 Augustus. Daar sal weer heerlike snuisterye wees om van die kies en te keur soos kerrie-en-rys, hamDAMESTEE ‘n Damestee ten burgers, pannekoek en vele meer. Die gewilde bate van die Makhado Care Group straatkafee, poedingtafel, vrugte- en vleistafel word op 14 September in die Fransie Vermaaksal ook weer daar wees, asook ‘n uitstalling saal aangebied. van klassieke motors, speletjies en skyfskiet en Die dag se verrigtinge begin om 14:00 en kos allerhande dit en dat. R150 per persoon. Die gasspreker tydens die geVir meer inligting, skakel die gemeente by tel. leentheid is Lizette Viljoen wat sal praat oor die 015 516 3902. onderwerp Vlinder Vrou, terwyl Country-sensasie Jacqueline Richter die vermaak sal verskaf. ISABILITY GOLF DAY Die tema vir die tee is Feathers and Furs en Persons who would like to see physically disabled people become more of an integral daar moet vooraf bespreek word by Heila by tel. 067 408 7128 of Michelle by 076 053 0522. part of society by helping them to realise that











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From model to trash recycler - this lady is simply amazing Community Builders The 25-year-old Rotondwa Musitha from Louis Trichardt has won a few titles in her life, but she keeps on surprising. In 2014, she was crowned Miss Commonwealth Popularity and represented the country in London. A year later, she was Miss Heritage SA, and in 2016 she shared the Miss Mamelodi Sun-

downs Limpopo title. The latest accolade for this dynamic lady is something completely different – she won a national award for her efforts to recycle waste.

Rotondwa is well known in the region, having matriculated at Louis Trichardt High School. Not many people, however, know that she has turned into a successful and well-respected businesswoman, focusing on the recycling of waste. Earlier this week, PETCO (PET Recycling SA), announced that Rotondwa is one of the winners of the national Waste Reduction Youth Warrior award. Rotondwa feels no “shame” in collecting what other people throw away. She quickly realised that beauty alone would not unlock all opportunities in life. After finishing school, she studied business economics and obtained a BA degree in business administration. Back at home, she believed that money could be made out of recycling and she formed her own company, Trash Converters. Rotondwa said that the idea to look at recycling actually started while she was still studying. In order to finish her degree, she had to complete a module on social responsibility and environmental management. “I started to do my own research on recyclable material within the province and Rotondwa Musitha. Photo: Goodnewslab.

realised that less than 2% of all recyclable material in the Limpopo province gets recycled. This meant that there was a gap for waste buy-back centres and an opportunity to offer environmental awareness solutions,” she said. Rotondwa had no capital, just the savings accrued when she still worked and earned an income as a model. She invested this in her business and started working, literally picking up litter. Working on foot, she and her small team collect approximately eight to 11 tonnes of waste per month. “This is my job, this is my pride, picking up rubbish and making a living from it,” she said. For Rotondwa, waste collection is a lot more than simply earning an income and being independent. “Slowly but surely, people in my community are seeing the importance of recycling and the environment. That makes everything worthwhile,” she said. Rotondwa encourages other people to follow in her footsteps. “Before doing anything, it is important to do research on the material you want to recycle, whom you can sell to and at what cost, not forgetting the area you want to operate in to see if it will be feasible,” she advised. “Ensure that you get all the certification required for you to operate but, most importantly, to start collecting. Even if you are starting small or at

home, it is important that you start and hit the ground running. Close your ears to the noise about how it is a dirty job and how you can get an actual job. Just have the drive and you will be fine,” she said. As a young person, she also has a message for the youth of South Africa: “Have dreams and don’t let anyone tell you it cannot be done. It can – they may have failed, but you won’t.” Rotondwa’s efforts were recognised by the PET Recycling Company (PETCO) when she was announced as the Limpopo winner of the Waste Reduction Youth Warrior award. PETCO supports recyclers such as Rotondwa with community programmes, educational material and awareness programmes on recycling. (PET is the acronym for a very versatile plastic called Polyethylene Terephthalate, the plastic used to make the most common container in the soft-drink market today: the plastic bottle.) Rotondwa was very impressed with the award. “This award means a lot to us, especially getting recognition from a body such as PETCO that is invested in the work we do and our future growth. It motivates us as a team to continue on the path we are on, as it goes to show that we are on the right track and we are being recognised for the difference we are making in diverting waste from the landfill,” she said.

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Makhado Wysigingskema 346 Ek, Jaco Daniël du Plessis, synde die gemag�gde agent van die eienaar van die Restant van Erf 397, Louis Trichardt Dorp, gee hiermee ingevolge Ar�kel 93 van die Makhado Munisipaliteit Ruimtelike Beplanning, Grondontwikkeling en Grondgebruikbeheer Verordening, 2016 kennis dat ek by die Makhado Munisipaliteit aansoek gedoen het ingevolge Ar�kel 63 van die voorgenoemde Verordening, vir die wysiging van die Makhado Grondgebruikskema, 2009 deur die hersonering van die Restant van Erf 397, Louis Trichardt Dorp van “Residensieël 1” na “Residensieël 2”, asook die gelyktydige aansoek vir Spesiale Toestemming van die Munisipaliteit, ingevolge Klousule 22 van die Makhado Grond- gebruikskema, 2009, om die residensiële digtheid van die eiendom te verhoog na 31 wooneenhede per hektaar, soos vervat in Bylae 346, ten einde vyf

eenhede op die eiendom toe te laat. Besonderhede van die aansoek lê ter insae gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Waarnemende Direkteur: Ontwikkeling en Beplanning, Kamer E009, Makhado Munisipaliteit (Burgersentrum), Makhado (Louis Trichardt) 83 Kroghstraat, vir ‘n tydperk van 30 dae vanaf 05 Julie 2019. Besware teen of vertoë ten opsigte van die aansoek moet binne ‘n tydperk van 30 dae vanaf 05 Julie 2019, d.i. voor/op 05 Augustus 2019 skri�elik by of tot die Waarnemende Direkteur, Ontwikkeling & Beplanning, by bovermelde adres of by Privaatsak X2596, Makhado (Louis Trichardt) 0920, ingedien of gerig word. Mondelinge besware of vertoë kan gedoen word gedurende gewone kantoorure by die kantoor van die Waarnemende Direkteur: Ontwikkeling en Beplanning, Kamer E009. Adres van Agent: ProfPlanners & Associates (PTY) LTD, Posbus 11306, BENDOR PARK, 0713, Tel: 015 - 2974970/1 Makhado Amendment Scheme 346 I, Jaco Daniël du Plessis, being the authorised agent of the owner of the Remainder of Erf 397, Louis Trichardt Township, hereby give no�ce in terms of Sec�on 93 of the Makhado Municipality Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land Use Management By-Law, 2016 that I have applied to the Makhado Municipality in terms of Sec�on 63 of the aforemen�oned By-Law, for the amendment of the Makhado Land-Use Scheme, 2009, by the rezoning of the Remainder of Erf 397, Louis Trichardt Township from “Residen�al 1” to “Residen�al 2” and simultaneously in terms of Clause 22 of the Makhado Land Use Scheme, 2009, for the Special Consent of the Municipality to increase the residen�al density to 31 dwelling units per hectare, as specified in Annexure 346, to allow for five dwelling units on the said property. Par�culars of the applica�on will lie for inspec�on during normal office hours at the office of the Ac�ng Director: Development and Planning, Office E009, Makhado Municipality (Civic Centre), Makhado (Louis Trichardt), 83 Krogh Street, for a period of 30 days from 05 July 2019. Objec�ons to or representa�ons in respect of the applica�on must be lodged with or made in wri�ng to the Ac�ng Director: Development & Planning, at the above address or at Private Bag X2596, Makhado (Louis Trichardt), 0920, within a period of 30 days from 05 July 2019, i.e. on/before 05 August 2019. Oral objec�ons or representa�ons can be made during normal office hours at the office of the Ac�ng Director: Development & Planning, Office E009. Address of Agent: ProfPlanners & Associates (PTY) LTD., P.O. Box 11306, BENDOR PARK, 0713, Tel: 015 2974970/1 TSHIKABO PROJECTS PTY LTD APPLICATION FOR AN ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION LICENCE (AEL) IN TERMS OF THE

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: AIR QUALITY ACT (39 OF 2004) AS AMENDED. No�ce is hereby given in terms of Sec�on 38 (3)(b) of the Na�onal Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (Act No. 39 of 2004), as amended of an invita�on to submit comments regarding the applica�on for an Atmospheric Emissions Licence. Applicant: Roto Carb Pty Loca�on: Por�on 88 Farm Levubu 15 Lt, Makhado, Vhembe District. Nature of Applica�on: Applica�on for Renewal of an Atmospheric Emissions Licence (in terms of Sec�on 47) is being made for the purpose of conduc�ng the following Listed Ac�vity at the abovemen�oned site address: Listed ac�vity: Category 3, subcategory 3.4. Char, Charcoal and Carbon Black produc�on. Listed ac�vi�es as published in Government No�ce No. 893 dated 22 November 2013. Any person wishing to submit comments should do so, in wri�ng, within 30 days of the date of publica�on of this no�ce. Comments are to be submi�ed to the par�es listed below: Consultant: Tshikabo Projets Pty Ltd 3266 Tlaake street Protea North Ext 1 1818 A�en�on: Admin Tel: 064 6872165 E-mail: tshikaboprojets@

VENOIL TRADING NOTICE in respect of a License Applica�on in terms of the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 (Act 120 of 1977) This no�ce serves to inform par�es that may be interested or affected that VENOIL TRADING (PTY) LTD, hereina�er referred to as “the Applicant”, has submi�ed an applica�on for a RETAIL License, applica�on number F/2019/06/26/0002. Erf 212. 143 Magatshavha Street, Shayandima Industrial, Shayandima Thohoyandou. The purpose of the applica�on is for the Applicant to be granted a license to undertake petroleum retailing ac�vi�es as detailed in the Applica�on. Arrangements for viewing the applica�on documenta�on can be made by contac�ng the Controller of Petroleum Products at: Telephone: (015) 230 3600; or Fax; or Email: Gibson.Tshisikhawe@ Any objec�ons to the issuing of a license in respect of this applica�on, which must clearly quote the applica�on number above, must be lodged with the Controller of Petroleum Products within a period of twenty (20) working days from the date of publica�on of this No�ce. Such an objec�on must be lodged at the following physical or postal address: Physical address: The Controller of Petroleum Products Department of Energy 18A Landdros Mare Street Postal address: The Controller of Petroleum Products Department of Energy Private Bag X 9712, POLOKWANE, 0700 VENOIL TRADING Kennisgewing van Aansoek vir Lisensie ingevolge die Wet op Petroleum

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Produkte, 1977 (Wet 120 van 1977) Kennis word hiermee gegee aan belanghebbende partye dat VENOIL TRADING (PTY) LTD, hierna verwys as “die Applikant”, aansoek gedoen het vir ‘n HANDELSLISENSIE, Aansoek nommer F/2019/06/26/0002. Erf 212 Magatshavha straat 143 Shayandima Industriële Gebied, Shayandima Thohoyandou. Die doel van die aansoek is om ‘n lisensie aan die Applikant toe te ken om handelsak�witeite met betrekking tot petroleum te verrig soos uiteengesit in die Aansoek.

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Chrisna Viljoen (MC); judges Mr Johan Minnie, Ms Cathy Davies, Ms Annemarie Verster, Ms Kim Groenewald, Ms Samantha Jansen, Ms Charmaine Thapelo and Mr Armand Viljoen; Septimus Oosthuizen, Maryke van Zyl, Alvin Dorman and Chrisna Viljoen (singing and piano items); Kyle Siebert (music); Annamarie Parkin (décor); Tracy Knoetse and Thea van Rensburg (arrangements); Marilette Steyn (sashes), the student representative council and all who attended the special event. “Last, but not least, all the participants - a big thanks to you. You were amazing on the ramp, and wonderful to work with. You are each unique and winners in our eyes. If there’s anyone we’ve missed, many thanks to you too. We appreciate everyone’s help and support,” said the school.


According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a total of five human rabies cases (two in Limpopo and three in the Eastern Cape) have been confirmed in South Africa since the beginning of the year. This is according to the NICD’s June communiqué. Most recently, rabies was ruled the probable cause of death of a four-year-old girl who died in May 2019. The girl was bitten by a stray dog on the face and leg in April 2019, in the Mbobeni-surrounds, Eastern Cape Province. The girl received four doses of rabies vaccine post-exposure, but rabies immunoglobulin was not given. She was admitted to a hospital in KwaZulu-Natal Province, where rabies was suspected. “Ante-mortem testing for this child was not confirmatory. This could be expected in an immunised person, as the detection

Ridgeway Grade 11s donate blankets weather also caused an increased Jernay Mcleod, the teacher in charge of the Helping Hands demand for warm blankets. The Grade 11s thanked Ms community service group, for The Grade 11s from Ridgeall the assistance she provided. way College opted to help the non-profit organisation, Bergcare, this year. The group donated blankets that will be included in the packages that go out to needy families in town. Each year, Ridgeway College encourages its learners to take part in its Helping Hands project. The school has a Helping Hands committee, comprising representatives of each of the grades. Last year, the Grade 11s organised a clothing drive and all the clothes collected were donated to the Bergcare Charity Shop. This year it was decided to do a blanket drive during the school’s second term. The blankets were In the picture are the members of the Grade 11 committee. In handed over to Bergcare’s repre- the back row, from left to right, are Ayanda Gumbo, Ndoswika sentatives last week. Lusunzi, Shilaveko Shiringani, Nyiko Ngoveni, Muzi Ndlovu According to Eldine Peli, and Rolivhuwa Sithubi. In the front are Ayesha Chhaya, social worker at Bergcare, the Mixo Nkwinika, Tshinaki Makhado, Nompu Mabhena and blankets will be put to good use. Medlinah Mugiyo. Absent when the photo was taken were Every two weeks, roughly 70 Rizka Aboobaker, Ntakuseni Kharidzha, Tafadzwa Nhundu, food parcels are handed out to in- Tawanda Mudavanhu, Rendzo Maringa, Mulisa Tseisi, Isaac digent families and individuals in Masindi, Pratham Patel, Stubbs Marivate, Masana Mulaudzi town. The past few weeks’ colder and Kea Sekonyela. School News

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of the virus in samples such as saliva becomes problematic. Post-mortem investigations were not possible for this case. Given the history of exposure to a stray dog prior to illness, and a clinical history that is compatible with the diagnosis of rabies, this case was classified as a probable rabies case in the absence of laboratory confirmation,” stated the NICD. Regarding the five cases of rabies, the NICD stated that the administration of rabies immunoglobulin was a critical, life-saving therapy in individuals with category 3 rabies virus exposures. The product requires infiltration at the site of virus inoculation, i.e. the wound site or sites, for immediate virus-neutralising effect. “Rabies vaccination is provided in addition but may require 7 to 10 days for protective antibodies to be produced,” said the NICD. For more information on rabies postexposure prophylaxis, visit

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Unique opportunity for sport clubs to advertise The Zoutpansberger is in the process of updating all details of sport clubs in the Soutpansberg region. The aim is to establish a directory of sport clubs, the various representatives and also details such as membership fees and practise times. To start off the project, the newspaper will endeavour to make space available in each week’s edition, focusing on the sport clubs. Each week a different club will be featured. The sport club will be invited to use the space to tell readers more about their club and the specific sport. Committee members can be introduced to the readers, as well as the various league structures and competitions. The information will then be used on the Zoutpansberger’s website, in a section dedicated to sport clubs. Each club will have a unique page, which can easily be updated should information change. The page will include contact details of the club and how members of the community can

join the club. The goal is to publish a list of sport clubs in each week’s edition, along with basic information about the clubs. Where available a QR link will make it easy for readers to visit the club’s page on the website, where more detail will be available. Sport clubs are encouraged to contact Andries or Anton at the Zoutpansberger (015 516 4996). There is no cost involved, the only requirement being that it is a properly constituted sport club affiliated to the relevant sporting bodies.

Members of the Vhembe Athletics club who participated in the Comrades Marathon a fortnight ago in Durban arrived back home safely with a variety of medals. Eight athletes received Vic Clapham medals for finishing the race in between 11 and 12 hours. Two received Wally Hayward medals, awarded to athletes for finishing in less than 6 hours and falling just outside the top ten. A further two athletes received Bill Rowan medals for finishing in between 7 hours 30 minutes and 9 hours. Three athletes received the newly introduced Robert Mtshali medals for athletes finishing between 9 and 10 hours. All the Vhembe athletes finished the race before the cut-off time.


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Makhekhaya Malunjwa of Eric Louw High School in Musina has been chosen for the Limpopo Blue Bulls High School Rugby Association’s U/18 Craven week team. He is currently an ambassador for the school during their tour to Bloemfontein from 29 June to 6 July. Photo supplied.


Datum 26/06/19


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R. Milton & P. Thompson

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J. Geere & F. Vosloo

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Hanglip 54 (Dag 1)



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M. Venter

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Results: Louis Trichardt parkrun #21 - 29/06/2019 Pos



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LOUIS TRICHARDT PARKRUN STATISTICS 2019 • Number of events: 21 • Average number of runners per week: 67.6

• Total number of runners for 2019: 386 • Biggest Attendance: 142

• Average run time: 00:42:37 • Total distance run: 7,100km

• Total hours run: 0 Years 42 Days 0Hrs 41Min 13Secs

• Female record holder • Male record holder • Age graded record holder

: Donna GREYLING - 22:33 - Event 1 (09/02/19) : Pieter PRETORIUS - 18:20 - Event 21 (29/06/19) : Tracy RANKIN - 23:15 - Event 18 (08/06/19)

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What is Louis Trichardt parkrun? It is a 5km run - it’s you against the clock. Every Saturday at 8:00am. Where is it? The event takes place at Louis Trichardt Tree Sanctuary, Limpopo Tourism Info Centre, Corner of Songozwi Street and N1.

to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come What does it cost to join in? along and join in Nothing - it’s free! but please register before your first whatever run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget your pace!



Louis Trichardt se tweede rugbyspan het Saterdag, 29 Junie, kookwater spel opgelewer in hulle tuisveld tweedespan kragmeting teen Letaba se tweedes. Op die aanval is Louis Trichardt se Lehan Nel, terwyl spanmaat Jacques Jordaan in die agtergrond ondersteuning bied. Louis Trichardt vermorsel Letaba 40-7. Louis Trichardt se eerstespan wen ook hul wedstryd teen Letaba met ‘n telling van 27-23 en behou hulle eerste plek Malindi Maloko and Knowledge Shumba of the Louis Trichardt Rugby Club’s third team (Univen) busy taking down a op die provinsiale punteleer van die senior liga. Eerskomende Saterdag, Letaba player in their fiercely contested match on Saturday in Louis Trichardt. Louis Trichardt managed a 17-14 win 6 Julie, kom Louis Trichardt te staan teen Noordelikes in Polokwane. over their opponents.

Die gewilde Limpopo laerskole oefenkamp vir fietsryers het vanaf 28 tot 30 Junie plaasgevind. Die kamp word jaarliks in die Soutpansberg aangebied deur ervare bergfietsryer Johan van Dijkhorst (heel regs). Die kamp het vanjaar 26 jong fietsryers gelok en drie van Laerskool Louis Trichardt se span het ook hul vaardighede hier kom opskerp. Die kamp vir fietsryers in die hoërskole vind vanaf Vrydag (5de) tot Sondag (7de) plaas. Die fietsryers durf ‘n uitdagende roete aan op die grondpaaie vanaf Haenertsburg tot by die Carousel naby Pretoria.

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