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Comedian allegedly fakes mother’s death doing the rounds two weeks ago, which led the leadership of the village to investigate Comedian, businessman and self-prothe matter. claimed ambassador of McDonalds at Community leader Khuthadzo Mabogo Thavhani Mall, Livhuwani Madazhi is in said that they had heard about the rumour hot water for allegedly faking his mothof the grave a fortnight ago. “On hearing er’s death. the rumour, we investigated and found that This follows the discovery of a mysteriit was true. We know nothing of the grave ous grave at Mangondi Ha-Sidou outside and, surprisingly, the name on the headThohoyandou. stone belongs to someone who is still alive.” The grave, with the name of a granny He added that they had had meetings and inscribed on it, has come as a shock in the were waiting for the police to help them village as no funeral ever took place at the unravel the mystery. time it was erected. What is more surprising The local traditional leader, Vhois the fact that the granny in question is still makhadzi Vho-Avheani Sidou, said she was alive and kicking. still in shock. “I do not even know what to Comedian Livhuwani Madadzhe, or say about this. This is shocking. Imagine SABC Livhu, who was recently trendfaking the death of your own mother. This ing after he had posted a series of funny is the first in my life that I hear of such an videos, has been arrested. His girlfriend, incident.” Mphedziseni Mukwevho, was also arrested She said that after hearing of the inciand they were granted bail of R2 000 and dent, they held a meeting and called for R5 000 respectively. They appeared in court calm and that residents should give the and their case was postponed to 24 October. police space to work on the case. “Everyone The incident happened while residents in the community is curious to know what of Vhembe have not yet recovered from the is buried there and we hope the police will shocking and gruesome discoveries of viohelp unravel this mystery, “ she said. lated graves at Tshitavha Sambandou that Meanwhile, social media went crazy and surfaced last month. reacted with funny memes. Limpopo police Rumours doing the rounds are that the spokesperson Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe well-known comedian faked the death of confirmed they had arrested a man and his his mother to cash in on insurance money. girlfriend and charged them with fraud and Residents said rumours of the grave started perjury. By Elmon Tshikhudo & Maanda Bele

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Two die in horrific crash Two people died and four people, including two children, were injured in a horrific accident at Ravele last Saturday evening. Three vehicles were involved in the accident. The two deceased are Messrs Mboneni Mudimeli of Ramantsha (31) and Ntshengedzeni Khomola of Tshiozwi (49). Shocked people looked on in disbelief as emergency workers used the "jaws of life" to retrieve the critically injured.

The scene depicted a war zone, with mangled scraps of metal of what used to be vehicles, which made people conclude that a person could not have come out of the cars alive. Const Tshifhiwa Radzilani, spokesperson for the Makhado SAPS, confirmed the accident. “This is one of the worst accidents to have happened in our area and we would like to convey our condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones,” she said. “We are again calling on all road users to practice cautiousness and to

obey all road rules, and more specifically to adhere to the speed limit, so that they arrive alive at their destination,” she said. Radzilani said they had opened a case of culpable homicide. Both deceased will be buried tomorrow (Saturday). Khomola is survived by his wife and seven children. He will be buried at Tshiozwi cemetery and Mudimeli will be buried at the Ravele cemetery. The service will be held at Ramahantsha and will start at 06:00.

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this great achievement.” One of the objectives of the competition was also to introduce young residents to the elderly, so that the elderly could transfer artistic skills to the youth. “Youths can learn many cultural aspects and indigenous knowledge systems from their elders and it’s the reason why we have our elderly working with youths,” said the founder of the organisation, Ms Takalani

Nemarude. The organisation paired five youths with one elderly person who would mentor them on arts such as fashion design, bead making, pottery, music or poetry recitation. “The queen, her two princesses and all other finalists will perpetuate the work on moral regeneration advocacy through teaching morals and arts to the youth,” Nemarude said.

“Whoever said old ladies are ugly, is wrong!” These wise words are from Vho-Rosina Rashaka, winner of the Miss Pride Thohoyandou 2017 title. This event, aimed at highlighting elderly residents’ important role in society, was held at Marude High School in Thohoyandou on Saturday. The beauty contest was hosted by a non-profit-organisation, the Youth Today Love Community Project. Vho Rashaka was crowned Miss Pride Thohoyandou 2017, Vho Merriam Ramagoma was the first princess and Vho Selina Ratshikhopha the second princess. Rashaka said that she had not known that a beauty contest for the elderly existed in the district. “My older sister told me about the contest and encouraged me to enter,” she said. “Now I won! Pictured are (from left to right) Vho Merriam Ramagoma (1st prinI am really excited cess), Vho Rosina Rashaka (Miss Pride Thohoyandou 2017) and Vho and happy about Selina Ratshikhopha (2nd princess).

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In a verdict delivered last week, the Constitutional Court was highly critical of a local non-profit legal institution and the judges accused it of “ill-considered” and “irresponsible” litigation. This court also upheld a decision by the High Court that a punitive cost order be awarded against the applicant. The case stems from an incident that happened on 29 May 2016. There was a loose electricity cable in Section C, Malamulele, which was reported to Eskom. A team was dispatched to the site the same day and a technician made sure that it posed no danger to residents and motorists. The next day a team was dispatched to the site to fix the problem. Limpopo Legal Solutions, a non-profit entity, heard about the incident and, on behalf of local resident Meshack Masingi, filed papers in the Thohoyandou High Court requesting an urgent interdict to force Eskom to repair the cable. The case served before a judge at about 17:30 on the 30th of May, but was postponed to the next morning. Before the matter was heard, during the course of the morning of the 30th, Eskom’s representative phoned Limpopo Legal Solutions' advocate, Kevin Maluleke, to tell him that the matter had been attended to. She urged him to not continue with the application. Eskom’s representative, Ms Mhlwatika, continued to update Mr Maluleke on the progress, which included sending him photos of the work done. In spite of this, Mr Maluleke continued with the urgent application. The next day, in the absence of Eskom, the court granted the interim order. When Eskom heard that an interim order had been granted in spite of all the company’s efforts to resolve the matter, it “rose in opposition”, to quote the judges. It approached the High Court and asked that a cost order be awarded


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against advocate Maluleke. When the matter was eventually heard in October 2016, Eskom argued that the applicants had misled the Court. The Court agreed with Eskom that the applicant had withheld vital information. The High Court described the conduct of the applicant as displaying “utmost dishonesty”. “Worse was that the applicants just did not let go,” the Constitutional Court stated in their verdict last week. Advocate Maluleke pursued the matter and continued with litigation, in spite of the fact that the matter had been addressed by Eskom. The High Court consequently decided to discharge the application and ordered that the cost of the case, on an attorney-and-client scale, be paid by the applicant’s legal counsel. Limpopo Legal Solutions and its client, Meshack Masingi, took the matter to the Constitutional Court, taking issue with the adverse cost order. Adv Maluleke argued that this was constitutional litigation and should thus be protected.

The Constitutional Court agreed with the High Court that the original application for interim relief was uncalled for. The application had to be dismissed, because it had “no shred of merit”. The only issue that needed to be debated was the cost order. Adv Maluleke relied on the Biowatch principle, which gives protection to applicants against adverse cost orders when constitutional issues are at stake. The Constitutional Court judges, however, differed from him. “But Biowatch drew a limit. The line was this – applications that are ‘frivolous or vexatious, or in any way manifestly inappropriate’, get no shelter from adverse costs,” the judgement reads. The Constitutional Court dismissed leave for appeal and ruled that each party must bear its own costs as far as the Constitutional Court case is concerned. As far as the High Court ruling is concerned, the punitive cost order against the applicants was upheld.

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on ritual murders, was present during the exhumation. He said that the use of human body parts for muti was extensive and he indicated five categories of people involved in these practises. Traditional healers and leaders, businesspeople, pastors and politicians are among those fingered in the practice. “I strongly believe this is a well-planned syndicate with lots of resources. If one of the suspects can afford property in the Western Cape, it shows that lots of money is involved in the syndicate. All stakeholders should work together and fight for an end to the scourge,” said Randitsheni. Limpopo police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said that in the latest exhumation they could not determine if some parts were missing, but they had sent the remains for forensic tests that would give an indication if the body had been tampered with or not.

The scourge of grave robberies that has become a common feature in the Tshitavha Sambandou area seems to continue unabated. Last Friday, police exhumed yet another grave after it was pointed out by one of the accused. This follows the exhumation of two more graves belonging to twins at Folovhodwe a week ago. Grave robberies in the area outside Thohoyandou surfaced last month and the latest development has left many suspecting that the thefts could be far more widespread than people had thought. Since the startling revelations by a 17-year-old girl a month ago about graves being dug up for human body parts from corpses, four graves have already been dug up. She told the community she and her former boyfriend were stealing body parts from the graves and later selling them. The latest, the fifth to be dug up, was because of further confessions by the alleged syndicate kingpin Daniel Nephawe. Two graves belonging to the Nyavane twins were exhumed at Folovhodwe a week ago. Some of the body parts were found to be missing. The twins were Daniel Nephawe’s brothers, who were 18 months old at the time of their death. They died of natural causes. Nephawe and the other four are making a formal bail application at the Makuya Periodical Court relating to the various charges they are facing. Last Wednesday, the bail application had to be postponed after new information about another grave was received. The application is to continue this week. On Friday, curious residents in the area arrived in numbers to witness yet another body being exhumed. The grave is that of Grace Phundulu, whose late son Alpheus had also had his grave violated. Forensic officials dug up the grave and what was retrieved were bones, clothing belonging to the deceased and pieces of the coffin. Speaking after the exhumation, the Phundulu family spokesperson, Fhatuwani Phundulu, said the strange incidents that were happening in their area had become a source of much concern for residents. “As a family we are confused. Our other relative’s grave has been vandalized and his remains are missing and now we have to face this again. Our prayers are that this time around, no part should be missing.” He said that they were now like a “cursed family” and that they did not know how long it would take the police to conclude the tests. “Before they come back, we will have to bear having empty graves, and imagine when you are attending a funeral and the graves of your loved ones are opened. It is very embarrassing, but we will wait for the law to take its course,” he said. A grave digger removes part of the coffin during the exhumaDr Alunamutwe Randitsheni, who has done research tion at Tshitavha.

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Univen part of new HIV-prevention trial He further explained that the aim was that any young student The University of Venda will be at these universities who felt they one of seven universities that were at risk of HIV would be able will form part of a joint trial of a to access the drug. new HIV-prevention pill. Only HIV-negative students Truvada is an antiretroviral will be allowed to use this pill that could reduce the risk of treatment as the drug cannot be contracting HIV by at least 90% taken if the student tests positive. if taken daily. Counselling and medical tests This drug will be given to will be done before a student can students as part of a joint trial by begin treatment. the Health and Higher Education Truvada is a pre-exposure proand Training Departments’ HIV phylaxis (PrEP) prescription pill and AIDS (HEAIDS) national that contains active ingredients programme that was announced that block the reverse transcriplast Tuesday. tase enzyme in HIV-negative It will also be available at the people. Universities of Rhodes, Nelson This is the enzyme that is Mandela, Limpopo, Free State used by HIV-infected cells to and Zululand. make new viruses. Since Truvada In South Africa, this will be the inhibits or reduces the activity first time Truvada will be proof the enzyme, this drug causes vided to young people, after the HIV-infected cells to slow down South African Medicines Control or stop producing new viruses. Council had approved the use of Ahluwalia warned, however, the drug back in 2015. that Truvada on its own would In recent years, Truvada has not reduce the risk of contracting formed part of pilot studies at HIV/Aids and that it must always clinics for gay and bisexual men be used together with safer sex and to some HIV-negative sex practices and the correct use of workers. condoms. According to the director of Truvda will also not reduce the HEAIDS, Dr Ramneek Ahlurisk of contracting other sexually walia, young women between the transmitted deceases such as ages of 15 and 25 are the most herpes. at risk of contracting HIV. He “Truvada has enormous claimed that the rate of transacpotential to spare thousands of tional sex was very high in these young South Africans from the age groups. HIV epidemic‚ but only if it is He further said that many used properly‚ consistently and young women at universities were responsibly. That is why we are also involved in prostitution or working closely with universities‚ used alcohol or drugs that put the Department of Health and them at high risk of contracting the clinics to ensure students are HIV. “…and the condom uptake properly informed on how PrEP is low, which is why they are good works‚ and what is candidates for this rollout,” said required for it to remain effecAhluwalia. tive‚” said Ahluwalia. By Isabel Venter

“Stop attacking us” ask local sex workers By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

A sex worker is saddened by the police’s attitude towards sex workers who report cases of abuse and rape.

Sex workers in Vhembe District expressed great concern about the bad treatment they get from police officers when they want to open cases of abuse, assault and robbery. This was heard last week when they met with different stakeholders in Thohoyandou to discuss and tackle problems facing sex workers. A 30-year-old sex worker said that her client was attacked with a panga at the spot where she operat-

ed. “I was servicing him on the side of his car when I heard him scream in pain and fright,” she said. “Then I saw a man raising his panga, so he could hack my client again.” The client ran away while she managed to get into the client’s car, almost stark naked. She drove to the police station. “I reported the matter to the police officers,” she said. “I was so annoyed and disappointed when a female officer giggled and said there was nothing they could do. They said there was no proof. But they could see I

was naked.” More sex workers told stories of how they were assaulted, robbed of their money and raped – and police turned them away when they wanted to lay charges against perpetrators. “The senior officials would say that there was no proof and that our cases would go nowhere,” they said. “We are very sad because the law is encouraging vicious attacks on sex workers.” Munna Ndi Nnyi provides educational services to sex workers through their peer-education programme. The organisation’s Dr

Bardwell Mufunwaini said that the police must stop turning a blind eye towards abuse. “Sex workers here in Vhembe have tragic stories to tell of abuse,” he said. “Everyone out there must stop abusing or even hurling insults to sex workers. They are human beings too.” The provincial police’s spokesperson, Lt-col Moatshe Ngoepe, advised sex workers to note down the police officers’ names from their badges and report them to the cluster commander, who would then assist in this matter.


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Rewards for sports personalities good work that you do out there without any assistance cannot just go unnoticed. You have to be recognized and appreciated - this is how we value your work,” she said. “It is through the selfless sacrifices of these hardworking men and women, institutions and organizations that the lives of the majority of the poor are being taken care of and are improved, and this token of appreciation will motivate them,” she said.

“Sport is an important vehicle to cause harmonious interaction between Several sports personalities were people,” said the acting premier of the honoured by the Limpopo Departprovince, Rob Tooley. He said he was ment of Sport Arts and Culture proud of the quality of sports develduring a function held at the Ranch opment in the Limpopo province. He Hotel on Sunday evening. indicated that the youth must involve The new MEC for Sports Arts and themselves in participating in different Culture, Ms Onnica Moloi, urged everysporting codes. “Sport and education one to give credit where it was due and are the keys to the future of our youth,” to appreciate the good work that some he said. people did for their communities. “The The award for Journalist of the Year went to Ofhani Munyai of Capricorn FM, the Photographer of the Year trophy was collected by Kaizer Nengovhela of Limpopo Mirror and the MEC’s Special Awards went to Philip Ndou, Cassius Baloyi and Oscarine Masuluke of Baroka. They received R20 000 each and trophies. Mamelodi Sundowns’ midfielder, Hlompho Kekana, and international athlete Caster Semenya won the awards for being Sportsman- and Woman of the Year. They each received R50 000 From left to right are MEC Onnica Moloi, Philip Ndou, MEC Rob Tooley and a representative to complement their trophies. from Standard Bank. By Kaizer Nengovhela

CoAL plans to go ahead with Makhado mine By Isabel Venter The coal mining development and operating company Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) published their downscaled plan for their Makhado Project this week. The Makhado Project is a planned open-cast mine situated north of the Soutpansberg and 65km southwest of Musina. Initially the project was delayed as the integrated water-use licence for the project had been suspended, following an appeal that was made by the anti-mining group, Vhembe Mineral Resources Forum (VMRF). This suspension was lifted by the

Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, in May this year. According to CoAL’s CEO, Mr David Brown, this was the last of the regulatory permits that they needed before proceeding with the Makhado project. The project’s original development plan included a 26-month construction phase, followed by a four-month rampup period to achieve a production rate of 5.5 million tons per annum of coal, which would require a capital amount of about $281million (R3.8 billion). Since then, CoAL proposed a Makhado Lite Project at a reduced costing price of an estimated $75 to $85 million and that will only require a 12-month construction period. This smaller

project will produce approximately 1.7 million tons per annum of saleable coal. The new lite project will, however, still allow for the future expansion of mining and production. Brown further said CoAL continued to ensure that it was well positioned to unlock near-term shareholder value from the flagship Makhado Project. “As part of this, the company recognised the limited cash flow that would have been generated during Makhado’s pre-production phase and as a result, the CoAL board approved the Makhado Lite Project in September 2017, ensuring similar returns to the original design with lower capital requirements and a shorter construction phase,” Brown said.

Murder case postponed Crime A 25-year-old murder suspect, Tshimangadzo Rasiluma, appeared in the Tshilwavhusiku Magistrate’s Court last Friday. His case was postponed to 23 October for further investigation. Residents of Madombidzha and neighbouring villages arrived in a bus in a bid to oppose the possibility of the suspect’s being granted bail. In an incident that shocked the whole of Vhembe District, Rasiluma allegedly approached his girlfriend, Glenda Radzilani, on her way to work and Tshimangadzo Rasi- assaulted her on 31 July. He then dragged luma appeared in her to her home, where he is alleged to have the Tshilwavhusiku assaulted and stabbed her multiple times. Two Magistrate’s Court minors and Glenda’s sister were in the house, last Friday. hiding and fearing for their lives.

Honour for Nengovhela and professional field. “A good photographer is one who A long-time journalist, Kaizer notices things others are oblivious Nengovhela, won the Department to,” he said. “Most of my photos are of Sports, Arts and Culture’s troof ordinary subjects, but are taken phy for Photographer of the Year in an extraordinary manner; be award during the Limpopo Sports it lighting, angle, contrast, backand Recreation Awards 2017. ground, foreground or focal length. The award ceremony was held at Keeping on learning new things The Ranch Hotel outside Polokevery day makes my photographic wane on Sunday. skills grow,” he said. This is Nengovhela’s 17th media He further thanked his editor at award and he was very excited Limpopo Mirror, Mr Wikus Lee, about the trophy that he had won. and other staff members for the “I deserve it,” he said. “This is the support and the opportunity given culmination of my efforts over the to him to realise his journalism past 17 years in the journalism potential through the community industry.” newspaper. He added that he was not “This award will obviously ensurprised when he was announced courage me to work hard, because Photographer of the Year. Nengovthere are still great future chalhela said it took more than just a lenges in the world of journalism,” quality camera and a desire to take he added. “I would like to thank pretty pictures in order to be suceveryone who supported me and cessful in this creative yet technical voted for me,” he said. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Long-time journalist Kaizer Nengovhela was named the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture’s Photographer of the Year.

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Upliftment project for youth “We hosted our third career-guidance workshop Hundreds of learners from because we wanted all pupils schools in Madodonga vilto feel comfortable in the lage benefited from a projclassroom,” said the event ect that aimed to motivate organiser, Mr Ndivhuwo pupils, equip them with Ratshivhungula. “We assisted post-Grade 12 information Grade 11 and Grade 12 pupils and also provide them with in applying for admission at school uniforms. various tertiary institutions During an event, organised and also to apply for a wide by the Madodonga Progresrange of bursaries,” he said. sive Forum a fortnight ago, at He added that the distrileast 102 pairs of school shoes bution of school uniforms and 900 sanitary towels were would assist in curbing abshared among three schools. senteeism and drop-out levels The Madodonga Progressive in schools and encourage a Forum is a non-profit-organ- higher level of tertiary enrolisation that caters for the de- ment. “Children come from velopmental needs of pupils different family backgrounds, and residents in the village where some are unable to and surrounding areas. afford school uniforms,” he By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

said. “When a girl child does not have a sanitary towel, she is forced to substitute it with toilet paper or a piece of cloth and that alone can lead to low self-esteem,” he said. Vhamusanda Vho-Simon Sinthumule urged pupils, forum volunteers and guardians to work hand in glove to achieve better results. “We want to see you putting our village on the map of academic excellence,” he said. “You are our children and we pray day and night, so that you complete school and get good jobs. We also want to see you contributing to social upliftment, starting right here in your area, once you are done with education.”

Pupils were assisted with career information and online registration.

“Stop prejuduce against sex workers” By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

A dozen of peer educators participated in a five-daylong peer-education workshop that was recently held at North Gate Lodge. The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force's training coordinator, Clinton Osbourn, stated that the workshop was aimed at providing the necessary skills to peer educators who worked with Munna Ndi Nnyi, which they could use in their peer education and human rights work. “Our workshop entailed the main aspects of the peer educators' job, such as outreach

and running workshops in towns and villages,” Clinton said. “They were also given information about issues related to HIV, ARVs, prep and family planning.” Clinton stated the experience of working with peer educators was rewarding, since they were a great team of individuals who all loved life. “The outcome of the workshop is that they are better equipped to support sex workers in the area.” Munna Ndi Nnyi's director, Dr Bardwell Mufunwaini, said that it was high time that society stopped discriminat-

ing against sex workers. “The workshop was aimed at helping us who work with, and for, society with regard to human rights,” Mufunwaini said. He added that sex workers were not only people who operated along the streets and in brothels, but that there were also those who operated from the comfort of their own homes. A site coordinator for the peer educators, Tendai Dube, said the workshop was an eye-opener to peer educators. “It has sharpened our skills as we learnt new ideas and approaches to make us more effective and efficient at work,” he said.

Some stakeholders who attended the event were photographed with pupils from different schools in the area.

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6 6 October 2017


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The new chairperson of the ANC Ward 27 branch of Thulamela Municipality, Mr Tshimangadzo Makhokha, recently bought school shirts for disadvantaged pupils of Shavhani Primary School. In our photo, he assists one of the pupils to put on a shirt, while Principal Avhashoni Radzilani and some of the guests are looking on.

The MEC for Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, said the government would soon launch the Older Persons Parliament to deal with issues affecting senior citizens. She was addressing hundreds of senior citizens during the International Day for Older Persons at the new Nancefield Community hall on Sunday. Ramathuba said the Older Persons Parliament should be able to resolve challenges facing senior citizens and come up with recommendations for community projects that would benefit them. “Senior citizens are experienced in life. They have seen everything that we usually read in books. The Older Persons Parliament should engage young people and warn them against the dangers of drugs, alcohol abuse and other social ills of life.” She also instructed health workers to take good care of the elderly. “We have heard of situations where our elders are made to queue for long times in hospitals before they are assisted. We want to see senior citizens having their dedicated queues, so that they can be assisted as speedily as possible.” She said that it was important for senior citizens to take care of themselves and not depend on others. “I had a grandparent who passed on at the age of 104. The reason for the long life is because of healthy lifestyle. We encourage you to eat healthy food, do exercise and participate in various community projects. We also encourage young people to go and look for jobs, instead of depending on the social grants for the elders. Any abuse for the elders should immediately be reported to the community leaders or law enforcement agencies.” Pastor Joseph Salani, who represented the Limpopo Older Persons Forum, said that they were very pleased to celebrate the day with their

government leaders. “This clearly displays that the government really takes care of us. We will all agree that elders are the backbones of each prospering nation because they have the knowledge and wisdom to take society forward.” Salani welcomed the launch of the Older Persons Parliament by saying that it would give a platform for senior citizens to engage and resolve issues of interest to them.

MEC Phophi Ramathuba.

Residents of Mvuso Park in Thohoyandou Unit E recently took part in a 10 kilometre fun walk as part of celebarting Heritage Day. In the photo, the chairperson of the South African Civic Organization of Mvuso Park, Mr Thixedzwi Mamphiswana (far right) is holding the microphone, with some participants holding certificates of participation.

Some of the senior citizens, photographed during the event.

Murdered Univen student buried

was a good man and with a bright future ahead of him. He was an exemplary child.” Univen student Terrence Ngoveni, who went He also said that what compounded the pain missing three weeks ago and was later found was the fact that they did not have any clue as murdered at the Nandoni Dam, was laid to to what had happened to him. “Our wish is that rest in the Budeli cemetery two weeks ago. whoever was involved in his death should face Ngoveni (24) of Maniini, a third-year BA Dethe full might of the law and pay for their sins,” velopment Studies student at Univen, was laid to he said. rest after a service held at his home in Maniini. The funeral was attended by fellow students, officials from Univen, family, friends and hundreds of community members. It was an emotional funeral, with angry community members threatening to take the law into their own hands if the police do not arrest the suspects. On behalf of the family, Mr Godfrey Mphaphuli said they were very touched as a family by the support they received from the community and other stakeholders. “We are still in pain after this The casket carrying the remains of Terrence Ngoveni is taken out of great loss. Terrence the hearse at the graveyard. By Elmon Tshikhudo


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Matric farewell of Sinugani High School

This group of Grade 12s are enjoying the festivities during the matric dance of Sinugani at the Joe Matsila Guest House last Friday evening.

The Grade 12 pupils of Sinugani High pose for a photograph during the matric dance held at Joe Matsila Guest House last Friday.

Tshedza Mudau, Gift Muleba and Konewa Makukwe of Sinugani High, photographed at their matric farewell.


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PanSALB urges pupils to read more even after school.” She aid that artists exHundreds of pupils in the pressed feelings and life-afSoutpansberg West Circuit firming messages through participated in the Reading, works of literature, ranging Listen and Writing Comfrom poetry, fairytale, biogpetition recently hosted by raphies, historical writings to the provincial Pan South novels. “We always encourage African Language Board our children - and also adults (PanSALB). - to read books written in our According to the senior pro- indigenous languages,” she vincial manager of PanSALB, said. It was emphasised that Ms Joyce Madiba, the purpose there was more benefit from of the competition was to pro- reading a book written in mote a culture of reading and one’s home language, since the writing among pupils. “There reader also got to learn new are many academic challengidioms and sayings that might es that could be a stumbling get excluded from the use of block for pupils if they do not everyday speech. read,” Madiba said. “If a child The adjudicators of the is provided with motivation writing competition noted to read, that child will read that the pupils excelled in and develop a love for reading punctuation from the use of By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

capital letters in proper nouns to the insertion of diacritics. They praised educators and principals for playing a vital role in providing quality writing skills to the pupils. In the reading category, judges were left disturbed by the pupils’ low reading standard. However, it was also noted that it was possible to up the reading standard through encouraging pupils to read. An educator from Madodonga Primary School, Mr Ishmael Delekisa, said that they were very proud to be part of the project “and we hope to perform even better next year. PanSALB is doing a very good job and we look forward to working with them again”.

The senior provincial manager for PanSALB, Ms Joyce Madiba (left), hands a trophy to Tshilidzi Ramavhale (pupil, Madodonga Primary School), while Mr Ishmael Delekisa and Mr Magezi Mabunda (PanSALB) look on.

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in some other communities. In handing over the groceries, the group’s chairperson, Mr Ayadele Ogunrinde, said that they, together with fellow businesspeople, pooled resources with the aim of assisting those in need. “We are celebrating our independence back home and we felt that we should share our joy with the less privileged.”

The director of Litshani Vhana Vhade, Ms Bridgette Mamugudubi, said the donation meant a lot to them. “We care for 117 children at the drop-in centre and another 53 youths. We never have enough here and we welcome each donation, whether big or small, as we know that will make a difference in the lives of the children.”

Christmas arrived early for the children at the Litshani Vhana Vhade Foundation at Muledane outside Thohoyandou. On Sunday, a group of Vhembe based Nigerian businesspeople of the Venda Chapter of the Nigerian Union South Africa arrived to a warm welcome at the foundation where children sang and danced for them. The businesspeople did not come empty-handed, but had brought a bakkie load of groceries. Through its acts of generosity, the group is fast endearing itself to the local communities, especially the rural poor. Not long ago, the group donated thousands of rands worth of groceries to a non-profit The leadership of the Nigerian businesspeople, led by Mr Ayadele Ogunrinde organization (fourth from right), hand over the groceries to Litshani Vhana Vhade direcat Matsika and has also done so tor and founder Ms Bridgette Mamugudubi (standing second from right) during the event.

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Mobile classrooms for Alldays youth similarly crowded classrooms. These circumstances have been The learners of Alldays Prigreatly improved by the mobile mary School now have three units, which have reduced class new classrooms as a result of sizes to just over 50 learners Venetia Mine’s mining equip- per classroom. ment, which assisted them De Beers provided a lowbed in relocating unused mobile truck and crane and partnered classrooms from Alldays High with Ravhuyani Construction School to Alldays Primary and Projects, who provided School. technical assistance to the AllBefore these new classrooms, days-based company Khulilute 105 Grade 5 learners shared Suppliers and Construction. In a single class. The school’s doing so, they saved the school Grade R learners experienced approximately R150 000, Donation

which is what it would have cost to hire a private company to transport the mobile containers. “De Beers and its contracting partners welcomed the opportunity to come on board as a partner to improve the learning environment for these learners and give them a better chance at achieving academic success,” said Ms Josephine Pieters, Venetia’s corporate affairs manager, in a press release last week.

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Mazwale displays her two music awards, the TSHIMA award (left) and the SATMA award (right).

Mazwale wins both SATMA & TSHIMA in one weekend!

By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho A popular singer with a velvety voice scooped up two music prizes in one weekend and had many fans celebrating her achievements in the music industry. A previous recipient of the South African Music Awards (SATMA 2016) for the best Tshivenda album, Mazwale defended her prize in this year's SATMAs on Saturday night in an event that was held in Mahikeng, North West. “I got a SATMA for best Tshivenda

album consecutively – and I am so happy,” she beamed. “I didn't hesitate to get up and celebrate when it was announced that I was the winner! As artists we work harder and it always feels good to be recognised and acknowledged.” A sound engineering student, Mazwale won an award with her recent album Vhuhadzi ndi nama ya thole, which comprises nine tracks. On Saturday evening, here at home, she won a Best Tshivenda Young and Limitless Artist award in the annual Tshivenda Music Awards (TSHIMA). Her previous albums are Ndi nne uno (2014) and U sa pfa hu tunya mavhudzi (2015).

She started singing as a little girl in the primary school's choir and she was later appointed lead vocalist in the local church. Mazwale's manager and promoter, Merriam Thinadzanga, said that she was proud of Mazwale's success. “We work very hard with this young singer and we are always moved by her discipline and love for music,” Thinadzanga said. “We look forward to achieving more with Mazwale.” About Mazwale's achievement, SATMA said: “You proudly represented the rich culture that the Vhavenda people have immersed themselves in!” Mazwale is currently working on her new album due in November. She can be reached on Facebook.

Sir Jambatani and BlackJahman win SATMAs By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho A Xitsonga musician, Sir Jambatani walked away with the award for best Xitsonga album, while BlackJahman won the best reggae award. This was during the South African Traditional Music Awards held at Mahikeng in North West over the weekend. Sir Jambatani was born Hanyani Solomon Maluleke and is a resident of Mhinga village in Vhembe district. The album that earned him a SATMA award is entitled Milorho (Dreams). “This is my second award from SATMA; I first won it in 2009,” he said. “I thank all my fans for their support as they voted for me.” Sir Jambatani started singing in 1995 and released his début album N'wamapfohlosela in 1999. So far, he has nine album that have all performed well in the music industry. He is a senior government official, so he does music because he is passionate about it. He is Collins Chabane's younger brother, who also sang for the love of music. He was a backing vocalist for Penny Penny, Matswa Bemuda, Percy Mfana and Thomas Gezani. Sir Jambatani can be reached on Facebook. Meanwhile, BlackJahman, the very Witness Ntshangase, was awarded for his album entitled Peace Teacher. He credited the award to the people who voted for him. “I am humbled by their loyal support,” he said. “This is seen as one step closer to the Year

of Reggae. I have been mobilising and informing the masses to stand tall and take the lead in making 2018 a national year of reggae and I committed to presenting 12 reasons before the second week of December 2017.” He thanked the radio stations who continued giving his music airplay and did interviews with him. “I must also give thanks to members of BlackJahman Aggressive Live Band, the producer of Peace Teacher, Mulalo Mukwevho,” he said. “I am about to release a new album, entitled World Harmony, soon. Let us all get ready for 2018 ... Reggae in pubs and taverns, reggae in churches, reggae in the taxis, reggae in the buses, reggae in the streets, reggae in schools, reggae in the streets. Glory be to Jah.” BlackJahman is available on Facebook as Witness Ntshangase, and can be reached via WhatsApp on 0822286793 or on fakazin@ .

Finals of traditional dance competition postponed

Drums for xicaicai. Phalaphala FM, in partnership with the Radzambo Cultural Foundation and the National Lotteries, have postponed the final of the traditional-dance competition. The finals were supposed to be held on 30 September and were postponed to 4 November at the Makhuvha Stadium. The different cultural dances of the Vhavenda, Tsonga and Pedi, namely xibela, tshigombela, xitaitai, xigumbu, malende and shikhamba, dinaka, xigumbu, tshikona, tshigombela and malende dances, will be performed during the event. Prize money of more than R200 000 will be distributed among the winners. Chief Livhuwani Matsila said that the Radzambo Cultural Foundation had been established to provide an opportunity for different communities to exercise their culture. “The main purpose is to form partnerships with different communities,” he said. He added that the traditional leaders were serious about restoring culture and indigenous knowledge and commended the organisers for the initiative of reviving culture through traditional dances. He appealed to the youth to respect elderly people and stated that

Africans must be proud of themselves, their culture and traditions. He stressed the fact that immorality is the enemy of traditional leaders since people had moved away from good morals. “As an indigenous leader, I value the importance of giving Phalaphala FM more support for their efforts in ensuring that the indigenous dances of our forefathers do not fade away,” he said. Matsila added that there was a need to teach young children about the value of culture and the importance of restoring it. “Culture and tradition are foundations on which the prosperity of each nation is built. It is important to continue with initiatives of this nature for the sake of our children.” The programme manager of Phalaphala FM and the event coordinator, Mr Lufuno Munonde, said that he was extremely proud of his culture, adding that their station was assisting in restoring the culture and dignity of the Vhavenda people. “We are mixed culturally, and we do not want the children to forget their roots and shy away from their culture. Some of them do not even know their rich cultural foods and some think that cultural dances are barbaric,” he added.

Tsonga group dance xibelani.

Group dance malende.

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By Elmon Tshikhudo More than 500 students from different disciplines were rewarded for their hard work when they attained their qualifications during the September graduation ceremony of the University of Venda that took place at the university auditorium last Friday. Friends and relatives ululated at the top of their voices when their loved ones ascended the stage to receive their qualifications. Univen’s chancellor, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, officiated at the event. He said that the qualifications should assist the students in making an impact in the mainstream economy and being of benefit to the community. He commended the students for their dedication and hard work, saying their achievements symbolize hope. A young scientist and part-time lecturer at Univen, Dr Muendi Sigidi, received a doctorate in microbiology. The title of her research is Selection and evaluation of ten medicinal plants used in the Vhembe district for life-threatening infections. The 33-year-old scientist from Thohoyandou Unit D says the study investigated claims by traditional healers to treat HIV/Aids by evaluating the in-vitro cytotoxicity, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and immunomodulatory potential of 10 selected medicinal plants. “The study has demonstrated that plant extracts are indeed an alternate source of therapy against some life-threatening infectious agents. These

“Women need to stick together in love and harmony” - pastor By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho A group of people recently benefited from the one-day women’s conference hosted by the Greater Calvary Church at the Elias Resort. The event was also attended by men and youths as a way of uniting different social groups for the purpose of unity and social cohesion. The guest speaker, Pastor Livhuwani Netshiongolwe of El Shaddai Christian Centre, urged women to learn to trust in God even when they were facing trying challenges in life. “You need to trust in Jesus Christ and stay away from being controlled by emotions and mood swings,” she said. “Here I am speaking about a woman who is controlled by her emotions and loses respect for her husband.” She stated that emotions such as anger and hard-heartedness had contributed to many divorces, which eventually affected generations of families. “If you are a woman with power - the kind who inspires discipline and trust - you’ll build stronger relationships and families,” she said. “A powerful woman always wakes up at night and prays. She does not compete with the church as our mother, but rather supports her in all duties.” The church’s senior cleric, Apostle Khathutshelo Ramovha, thanked all women and further encouraged them to support one another. “Women need to motivate one another, or else they may end up getting discouraged by the winds of this world,” Ramovha said.

Dr Muendi Sigidi, who received her doctorate in microbiology at Univen.

Apostle Khathutshelo Ramovha and his wife, Pinkie, motivated the women during the event.

Prifix is the new hip hop king By Maanda Bele Since the first Tshivenda music awards in 2012, the category of best Tshivenda hip hop album has been associated with the Venrap movement. It has become Venrap culture that the artist who wins the Tshivenda hip-hop award is crowned by fans as the king of Tshivenda hip hop. This has happened over the past years and the first artist to be crowned was the Venrap legend Mizo Phyll, followed by C-Jay and Kashflow in 2015. This year, the popular storyteller Tendani Mathaga, better known as Prifix, is the new king. In an interview with the paper after winning the award, Prifix said that he had made it because of the support from his parents, all the people from Mapate where he was born and raised, his fans, teachers and all who voted for him and who believed in him and his talent. “Mostly, I thank God my Father for all the good things and the life He gave me.” He said to other nominated artists who did not win that they were good and talented. “It is just not your time now. Your right time is coming, so just

keep on working as hard as you can and congratulate those who won.”

Some women who attended the Women’s Conference are (from left to right) Mesdames Pinkie Ramovha, Grace Mathoho, Mutamiwa Lusunzi, Nale Ramovha and Thatheni Rabonda.

Prifix won the best hip-hop award.

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Eskom recently donated 20 swings for the playground of Mamathieledzha Primary School at Ha-Sidou village. The principal of the school, Mr Mmbangiseni Nengwenani, said the swings were part of the school’s entertainment facilities for the youngsters. “It is also part of outdoor learning. We hope our kids will be motivated, because they will no longer rely on classroom learning only, but they will be entertained outside,” added Nengwenani. On the left in our photograph, the teacher of Grade R-1, Ms Maria Mphephu, and Principal Mmbangiseni Nengwenani (right) hold on to the swings, while the pupils are playing. Photo: Silas Nduvheni


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“Immorality is the enemy of traditional leaders” By Kaizer Nengovhela “A nation that does not respect its culture, is doomed and does not have any direction,” said, the mayor of Makhado, Cllr Shonisani Sinyosi. She was a speaker during the Makhado Early Childhood Development traditional dance competition at the local show grounds a fortnight ago. She criticised parents who are not teaching their children their

own vernacular and appealed to the youth to respect elderly people. Africans must be proud of themselves, their culture and traditions, she added. She stressed that immorality is the enemy of traditional leaders, since people have moved away from good morals, and commended the organisers of the event for the initiative of reviving the local culture through traditional dances. Sinyosi said the young ones

must convert their energy into the fight against crime, the prevention of HIV, teenage pregnancies, ethnicity, tribalism, disrespect for elders “and all other social ills” that continued to divorce them from the realities of life. She said that scientists considered Africa as the cradle of humans and therefore “no matter if you are white or black, you are human, and your roots go back to Africa,” she said.

Gender workshop for Makhado area By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Some community leaders in the Makhado area and representatives of the Makhado Municipality benefited from a two-day gender-equality workshop that was recently held at Bhuba Lodge. “We need a 50/50 parity between the two genders if we want to effectively transform equity and push forward the issue of equality in the working place,” said the advisor at the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), Ms Mavis Magooa.

She encouraged the municipality to start profiling their female employees in their newsletters and through local community newspapers. “There are many women who continue doing outstanding work and they need to be motivated even more,” Magooa said. “Municipalities must always promote a participatory democracy and decentralise planning processes.” The Department of Social Development’s Mr Freddy Mbau told attendees more about human trafficking. “Human trafficking comprises the recruitment, transportation,

transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons by means of threat, deception and abuse of power,” he said. “So, it is advisable that you keep guard of yourselves and your loved ones.” Munna Ndi Nnyi’s Mr Calvin Mathebula said that women were somehow exposed to abuse by partners. “Sometimes women suffer in silence, because they fear to lose their marriages or loved ones, or for fear of being judged by the communities they live in,” he said. He added that women must always be encouraged to speak out against abuse.

This troupe of boys was dancing Xigubu.

Pre-schoolers in action during the cultural dance event.


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NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS SECTION 29 In the Estate of Late: MASHUDU VIRGINIA MASHAU, of ID NO: 680815 0874 089, date of birth: 15th OF AUGUST 1968. Who died on the 28th JULY 2017. ERF 565 CRONJE STR 54 MAKHADO. Estate no: 1807/2017. CREDITORS AND DEBTORS in the above estate are hereby required to file their claims with and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 (Thirty) days as from date of publication hereof. DATED AT THOHOYANDOU ON THIS THE 22ND DAY OF AUGUST 2017. MALULEKE Z.D. ATTORNEYS, MZD BUILDING, MATHOMO STREET, SPAR MAIN ROAD, THOHOYANDOU P-EAST, CELL: 071 659 6747, FAX: 086 268 2763, EMAIL: zdmalulekeattorneys@gmail. com, Ref: MZD/EST/ M006.


NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (BASIC ASSESSMENT PROCESS) In terms of Regulation 326 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations Listing Notice 3 of 2014, published under Government Notice No. 985 in Gazette No. 38282 on 4 December 2014 in terms of sections 24(2), 24(5), 24D and 44, read with section 47A(1)(b) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998, notice is hereby given that Mr Mudau the director of Masea The Rock Lodge is of intention to carry out the following activity: Listed in the EIA Regulations R. 324 of 2014 as:i. Activity 6(ii)(ee) – “The development of resorts, lodges, hotels, tourism or hospitality facilities that sleeps 15 people or more” outside urban areas in an area within a watercourse; or within 100 metres from the edge of a water-

course”. Project Name: Masea The Rock Lodge at Masea village under Musina local municipality, Limpopo province. Project description: The proposed Masea the Rock Lodge situated in Masea village under Musina local municipality will consist of the following: Conference Facility, Public Swimming Pool, Wedding Garden and Hall, Kiosk related to Overnight Accommodation. Project location: The subject property is situated in Masea village just a village after Tshiungani on the way to Madimbo, The coordinates of the subject property is 22º 28′ 39.5″S 30º35′ 18.2″E For the above development to be undertaken, a Basic Assessment Process is required, and the project will be registered with the Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET). In order to ensure that you are identified as an interested and/or affected party, please submit in writing your name, contact details and interest in the matter within 30 (thirty days) of publication of this advertisement to the address hereunder: Environmental Assessment Practitioner: Misiyothe Environmental Consultants. P O box 1715 Makonde, 0984. Contact person: N.P Mathomu Mobile no: 072 2472 860 Fax: 086 680 1145 E-mail: nmathomu@ or Details of the applicant: Mr Mudau Mashudu Ackron. P O Box 255 Makonde, 0984. Contact person: Mr Mudau M.A Contact no: 072 7192 743


NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE ESTATE NUMBER: 1764/2017. In the Estate of the late MUDZUNGA MARY MAHOSI, I.D Number: 300905 0292 083 who was a resident of 2063 Makwarela, Sibasa, 0970, Limpopo Province, who died on the on 2017/08/02. All persons having a claim against the above-mentioned Estate are required to lodge their claims with the undersigned within 30 days after the date of publication hereof. MOSEAMO PAPOLA ATTORNEYS, 88 HANS VAN RENSBURG, 10 BEAU GESTE BUILDING, POLOKWANE, 0700, TEL: 015 279 4790, FAX: 015 297 8975, REF: MORIFI L.M/ EST/2892/17(2)



081 who was a resident of House 271 Thohoyandou P, Thohoyandou, 0950, Limpopo Province, who died on the on 2016/08/15. All persons having a claim against the above-mentioned Estate are required to lodge their claims with the undersigned within 30 days after the date of publication hereof. MOSEAMO PAPOLA ATTORNEYS, 88 HANS VAN RENSBURG, 10 BEAU GESTE BUILDING, POLOKWANE, 0700, TEL: 015 279 4790, FAX: 015 297 8975, REF: MORIFI L.M/ EST/2870/17(1)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE Estate Late: Ntambudzeni Theodore Tshikovha. Identity number: 631012 5431087. Master’s Ref: 1980/2017, Last address: House Number 113, Block G, Thohoyandou, Thulamela District: Limpopo Province. Date of Death: 18 July 2017. CREDITORS AND DEBTORS in the above estate are hereby required to lodge their claims with and to pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 (Thirty) days of the date of publication hereof. MUKHODOBWANE ATTOR-



NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35 (5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 The First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the Estate of the late MASHAMBA NKHETHENI WILSON, of I.D no: 760304 6245 084 of stand no: Mashamba village, Limpopo Province, who died on the 20/01/2017, ref no: 240/2017, Master’s office: Thohoyandou will be open for inspection for a period of 21 days from date of publication at the Master’s offices. Should no objection be lodged with the master’s office during the specified period, the executor will proceed to make payments in accordance with the said account.



NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE Estate Late MULAUDZI NTSHENGEDZENI OLGA, I.D NO: 540106 0722 084 of Erf no: 2050, Shayandima, Limpopo province who died on the 31/08/2017 and who was married in community of property to MULAUDZI ARNOLD TSHIFHIWA, I.D NO: 500426 5683 083. Estate number: 2131/2017. Master’s office: Thohoyandou. Persons having claims against this estate are called to lodge their claims within 30 days from date of publication. SIGNED AT THOHOYANDOU ON THIS THE 02ND DAY OF OCTOBER 2017 WISANI BALOYI INC. BOX 3305


NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35 (5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 The First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the Estate of the late NEFALE MASHUDU, of I.D no: 771227 5417 080 of stand no: Ngovhela village, Limpopo Province, who died on the 05/07/2017, ref no: 1478/2017, Master’s office: Thohoyandou will be open for inspection for a period of 21 days from date of publication at the Master’s offices. Should no objection be lodged with the master’s office during the specified period, the executor will proceed to make payments in accordance with the said account. WISANI BALOYI INC. BOX 3305 LOUIS TRICHARDT 0920 REF: REDRESS /EST 29/2017

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


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

Thulamela Municipality invites qualified and experienced service providers for provision of the following service: BID NO



Contact Person


BID . 35/ 2017/ 2018

Supply and Delivery and installation of bulk filling system


Mr Nemakhwarani (072 648 4690) or Ms Mudau P (015 962 7796)

80/20 preference points system will be used.

Bid documents will be available as from the 9th October 2017 between 08h00 and 15h30 at office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou Interested service providers will be expected to submit the prices with the following compulsory requirements: • Tax Clearance Compliance Status Letter or Tax Clearance Compliance Number. • Company registration documents (e.g. CK) • Companies’ and/or Directors’ proof of payment for the Municipal accounts (rates & taxes) in their area of jurisdiction.( Not older than Three(3) months) and not in arrears for more than 90 days. • List of similar successfully executed projects with clients contact details and contract values. Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile and CSD report. (NB: Please note that the Municipality will only do business with service providers who have registered on the CSD) NB: Service providers must submit their BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS) or a registered auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the corporation and BEE Rating certificate. Bids will be assessed under the provisions of the following Acts and its Regulations: Municipal Finance Management Act, (Act 56 of 2003); PPPFA, Supply Chain Management Policy of the municipality in accordance with the specifications and in terms of 80:20 preferential points system. Sealed bid documents must be submitted in envelopes clearly indicating “BID NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION” on the outside and must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the official Bid Box at the front of the main entrance to the Civic Centre, by no later than 11:00 on, 27th October 2017. All Bids received will be opened in public in the Municipality’s Board Room, Civic Centre, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any Bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a Bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of the submission thereof Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned, completed by pencil, sent by telegraph, facsimile , electronically (Fax), or E- mail and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified.

MALULEKE HE MUNICIPAL MANAGER Thulamela Municipality Civic Centre Old Agriven Building Thohoyandou 0950

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Eltivillas score convincing victory over LTT Cricket The cricket team from Eltivillas scored a convincing victory against the team from Louis Trichardt on Sunday, beating them by 74 runs in a Vhembe T20 clash. Eltivillas batted first and, with the score on 11/2, it seemed as if the log-leaders might be in for some troubles. Imran Bhathia (22) and Naeem Patel (75 not out from only 57 balls) stabilised the ship and played some attacking

shots. Munaf Patel (10), Ikramuddin Patel (29) and Suhel Sheth (14) helped to take the score to 164/5 after 20 overs. Chris-Jan Hendriks (2/24) was the only Louis Trichardt bowler who claimed more than one wicket. Jandré Hancke (1/21 in four) was very economical. Louis Trichardt’s run chase started off very cautiously, with Leon Olwage (21) and Chris-Jan Hendriks (15) getting the scoreboard ticking. Wickets fell in quick succession, however, and


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the Eltivillas bowlers, especially Ikram Patel (4/13 in 3 overs), kept a tight rein. Leon Furstenburg (26) and Gerrie Oelofse (13) made some effort, but all was in vain. The last wicket fell in the 15th over, with the score on 90. Apart from Ikram Patel, Suhel Sheth (2/17 in 4 overs) and Ikramuddin Patel (2/13 in 2,5 overs) also performed well. On Sunday morning, two matches were scheduled in the Vhembe T20 league, namely between Giyani and Bochum and later between Univen XI and Bochum. The Giyani team were involved in an accident early the morning and uncertainty exists whether the match took place. The result of the Bochum vs Univen match was not available.

AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: This list is subject to change without prior notice. Most of the items are in good condition. Valid TV license must be provided when buying a TV. All items are small items eg office furniture etc. NO VEHICLES ARE SOLD AT THIS VENUE. REGISTRATION: R200-00 CASH deposit. Only valid RSA ID document will be accepted. PAYMENT:



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

Thulamela Municipality invites qualified and experienced service providers for provision of the following service: BID NO



Contact Person


BID . 33/ 2017/ 2018

Support and maintenance services of existing computerised learners testing system at Mutale testing station for period of 24 months


Mr Musinyali F.A ( 076 789 6604) or Ms Mudau P (015 962 7796)

80/20 preference points system will be used.

Bid documents will be available as from the 09th October 2017 between 08h00 and 15h30 at office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou Interested service providers will be expected to submit the prices with the following compulsory requirements: • Tax Clearance Compliance Status Letter or Tax Clearance Compliance Number. • Company registration documents (e.g. CK) • Companies’ and/or Directors’ proof of payment for the Municipal accounts (rates & taxes) in their area of jurisdiction.( Not older than Three(3) months) and not in arrears for more than 90 days. • List of similar successfully executed projects with clients contact details and contract values. Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile and CSD report. (NB: Please note that the Municipality will only do business with service providers who have registered on the CSD) NB: Service providers must submit their BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS) or a registered auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the corporation and BEE Rating certificate or sworn affidavit. Bids will be assessed under the provisions of the following Acts and its Regulations: Municipal Finance Management Act, (Act 56 of 2003); PPPFA, Supply Chain Management Policy of the municipality in accordance with the specifications and in terms of 80:20 preferential points system. Sealed bid documents must be submitted in envelopes clearly indicating “BID NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION” on the outside and must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the official Bid Box at the front of the main entrance to the Civic Centre, by no later than 11:00 on, 10 November 2017. All Bids received will be opened in public in the Municipality’s Board Room, Civic Centre, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any Bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a Bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of the submission thereof

Requirements: Must live in or around Makhado area Matric Driver’s license Passport Own reliable vehicle Be able to work under pressure and be deadline driven • In-house training will be provided • IT and software skill will be an advantage E-mail CV to: • • • • • •

Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920

MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY REQUEST FOR TENDERS All interested service providers are hereby invited to submit written quotations and deliver them to Makhado Municipality’s tender box. QUOTATION NO



COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION Monday, 09 October 2017 at 09H00 at (Makhado Information Centre)


MAK142/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for Supply of Material, Delivery and Labour for concrete palisade fence at Tree park along N1 Road ( Phase 1)

MAK143/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and Delivery of Proximity Tester

13 October 2017 at 12h00

MAK144/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for the Refill and Services all Council Fire Extinguishers

13 October 2017 at 12h00

MAK145/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for supply and delivery of Angle Iron

13 October 2017 at 12h00

MAK146/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for the Appointment of professional valuer to determine a market related price

MAK148/2016 /2017

Request for Quotation CIDB Grading for Supply of material, 01GB Delivery and construction of Dzanani Traffic Carport

MAK149/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and Delivery of Electrical Tools ( toolbox and spirit level)

13 October 2017 at 12h00

MAK150/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for Supply and Delivery of steel cabinet with two compartment (locker)

13 October 2017 at 12h00

MAK151/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and Delivery of Electrical Tools ( fibre glass ladder)

13 October 2017 at 12h00

MAK152/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply and Delivery of waste Skip Bins

13 October 2017 at 12h00

MAK153/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for the Supply Of Materials, Delivery, Labour and Construction of Guards Room at Musekwa Thusong Centre

MAK154/2016/ 2017

Request for Quotation for the Drilling of one Ground Water Boreholes at waterval Region office

Attach Professional Valuer certificates

CIDB Grading 01GB

13 October 2017 at 12h00

13 October 2017 at 12h00

Monday, 13 October 09 October 2017 at 2017 at 12h00 11H00 at Dzanani Traffic Station

Monday, 09 13 October October 2017 at 2017 at 12h00 14H00 at Musekwa Thusong Centre

Monday, 09 October 2017 at 12H00 at Waterval Regional Office

13 October 2017 at 12h00

Please Note: 1. Specifications of the quotations and MBD 6.1 and MBD 4 can be downloaded from the municipal website or a hard copy can be obtained from Supply Chain Management office B043, Civic Centre, No.83 Krogh Street, Makhado Municipality.

Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned, completed by pencil, sent by telegraph, facsimile , electronically (Fax), or E- mail and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified.


MALULEKE HE MUNICIPAL MANAGER Thulamela Municipality Civic Centre Old Agriven Building Thohoyandou 0950

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For more information, enquiries must be directed to Ms TP Ntsieni, Ms L Tshidavhu or Mr M Ramabulana at 015 519 3179/3129/3024 during office hours.


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14 6 October 2017

Pro boxing at Nzhelele Biaba

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By Kaizer Nengovhela The Nzhelele Women Sports Promotions, in partnership with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, will be presenting a boxing tournament at Nzhelele Biaba on Saturday evening. The tournament was postponed last month and it is expected to attract many boxing lovers from around the area. Many boxing enthusiasts are already talking about the fight between Thompho Matodzi and Nomthuthuzeli Chikani from Gauteng. The programme also includes match-ups between Rofhuiwa Nemushungwa and Nombeu Seth; Onke Duku vs Humbulani Netshamuthsedzi and Nyelisani Thagamaga vs Zolile Miya from Gauteng. Thagamega said that he was going to beat his opponent, probably with a TKO. He said that nothing would stop him from beating Miya. Ten bouts will take place during the tournament. Balanganani Ndou will meet Thizwilondi Nempandoni and Mashudu Ramakuwela will exchange blows with Gudani Mudau. Two Vhembe boxers, Rendani Ramudzuli and Dion Mbubana, will meet in a light-featherweight fight, which is scheduled over eight rounds. The promoter, Ms Mashudu Nemulalate Nekokwane, promised that the fights will produce maximum entertainment. “Limpopo has an abundance of talent when it comes to boxing. We must nurture and promote them to achieve greater heights, so that we can galvanise the future of boxing. In Limpopo, we have very few champions, so let’s support them and raise the flag high,” Nemulalate said.

Applications: Please submit you CV, certified copies of qualifications in person to Anne at Mutakalo Pharmacy. Final day for submitting documentation is 18 October 2017. Please take note: that if you have not heard from us within 7 days of the closing date, your application was not successful.

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Photographed during the prize-giving ceremony are, from left to right, Chief Ntsieni Netshimbupfe, Chief Talifhani Matsila, Chief Handana Mabidi, Aubrey Mabidi (captain of Mighty Green), Chief Livhuwani Matsila, Chief Kenneth Makhuvha and Chief Ntikeni Nesengani.

Mighty Green the birthday champs By Kaizer Nengovhela Mabidi Mighty Green are the champions of the Chief Mahandana Mabidi birthday soccer tournament. They beat Davhana Shooting Stars 2-1 in the final at Madidi on Saturday. The sponsor, Chief Mahan-

Mashudu Ramakuwela and Gudani Mudau will meet each other in the ring during the tournament.

dana Mabidi, said he was happy about the performance of the young players during the tournament. One of the organisers of the tournament, Mr Phineus Rambau, praised Chief Mabidi for his involvement in school football. "I'm very proud that we have grown young people of real quality," he said. Rambau

said sports brought people together, irrespective of their religious, cultural or political backgrounds. Mighty Green went home with R5 000, a floating trophy and gold medals. The runners-up, Davhana Shooting Stars, collected R2 000 and silver medals.

An employee of Musina Municipality, Lillian Muleya, won the10km race during the Southern Africa Inter-Municipal Sports Association (SAIMSA) meeting in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, last week. She was competing with fellow municipal employees from various municipalities in South Africa, Zambia, Swaziland and Namibia. An experienced athlete, Lillian took the title for the third time in succession after winning it in Mahikeng, North West, last year. She had also won the same title in Lesotho in 2015.


MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY MAYORAL BURSARY SCHEME Applications are invited from Grade 12 learners who are currently studying Physical Science, Mathematics and Commercial subjects. The applicants must be the bona fide residents of Makhado Municipality and must enroll for any of the following fields during 2018 academic year: (a) Civil Engineering (c) Information Technology (e) BCom in Accounting

(b) Electrical Engineering (d) Real Estates ( Property Valuation or Town-Planning) (f) Built Environment

Application forms can be obtained from Makhado Civic Centre (Office of the Mayor); from Ward Councillors Circuit Offices, Social Workers, Traditional Offices, and any Regional Offices such as : Dzanani and Waterval . The application forms will be available as from October 2017. All enquiries must be directed to Ms M.G. Mushavhela at one of the following numbers: (015) 519 3187 / 3220 / 3002 All applications must be directed to the Municipal Manager, Makhado Municipality, Private Bag X2596, LOUIS TRICHARDT, 0920 and must reach the above mentioned office not later than the 16: 00 on or before 31 December 2017. NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT YOUR FINAL RESULTS AT THE MUNICIPALITY TO QUALIFY FOR ASSESMENT, FAILURE WHICH WILL BE DISQUALIFIED You are required to attach the following documents with your application form: (a) Certified copies of South African Identity Document of applicant and of Parents/ Guardians (c) Provisional Confirmation of application at a University or TVET Colleges. (e) Affidavit confirming indigent status

(b) Proof of income of Parents / Guardians (d) Letter from the Ward Councillor and School Principal or Traditional Leader

NB : Applicants must ensure that they sign a Record Register at the municipal offices when they submit the application forms.

Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Louis Trichardt 0920

Mayor Councillor Shonisani Mildred Sinyosi

Civic Center, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. Notice number: 223 of 2017. File No : 5/5/5/3 Date of publication: 5 & 6 October 2017. MR. M.J KANWENDO, ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER Vision: a Dynamic Hub For Socio-Economic Development By 2025. Mission: To ensure effective utilization of economic resources to address socio-economic Imperatives through mining , tourism and agriculture.

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Maweja out of Nedbank Cup penalty spot. forcing Maweja to play with Maweja tried their luck by their backs against the wall. Joe Maweja FC will not take introducing Talifhani MphaMikhado scored their fourth part in the next stage of the phuli for Xivoniso Chauke goal later in the game. Lucky prestigious Nedbank KO towards the end of the first half. Masutha hooked in the ball, competition. This follows Akani Malulele of Mikhado following a square pass from their 1-4 defeat at the hands was warned with a card for Ndivhuwo Havhi. of Mikhado FC at the Rabali obstructing Stadium on Saturday. Madilonga Maweja approached the Mukwevho game aggressively, with their three minutes midfielders pressing hard in into the last search of early goals. Their half. Mikhaeffort did not pass without do introreward. They were the first to duced Lucky find the net. Their solitary goal Masutha for came in the seventh minute. Teddy Denga Unarine Ralukake beat the as one of their keeper with a half volley. many ways The goal seemed to be an to neutralize insult to Mikhado. They fought their oppoback and 10 minutes later, nents. the keeper of Maweja, Lesiba Mikhado Thaba, mishandled the ball and increased the Alushavhiwi Marubini gave the margin in the ball the final touch. 69th minute. The goal marked the turning Akani Malupoint of the game as Mikhado leke blasted started to dictate terms in all in a rocket, departments. Ndivhuwo Havhi following a of Mikhado was brought down square pass within the box and the referee, from NdivhuMr Vutomi Bilankulu, was wo Havhi. quick to point to the white spot. The struggle Talifhani Mphaphuli of Maweja hinders TedAkani Maluleke beat the keeper continued, dy Denga of Mikhado from reaching the ball. with a ground cutter from the with Mikhado By Frank Mavhungu

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Benfica reward their best players of, Mr Kaizer Mukwevho, the league was a rocky road for Several dedicated players of them, but they managed to Mashamba Benfica received reach the play-offs against all awards for their achieveodds. ments the past season He attributed all the acduring an event at Masham- colades the team received to ba on Saturday. discipline and dedication by Benfica is playing in Stream the players and the way the F of the Safa Vhembe MMK team was being managed. Administrators League. They The guest speaker during finished in the top position of the ceremony, Cllr Sarah the stream. Luduvhungu, applauded According to the public those who received awards. relations officer of the team “You are the ambassadors of By Kaizer Nengovhela

the team,” Luduvhungu said. She emphasised the importance of sport and education for the future of the youth. The players who received awards during the event are Edzisani Mudau (players’ player of the season), Marvel Mashele (top goal scorer), Zwidonaka Malawarela (goal keeper of the season), Micheal Mudavheni (coach of the season) and Phumudzo Mudavheni (player of the season).

Photographed during the event are, from left to right, Silas Baloyi, Zwidopnaka Malawarela, Edisani Mulaudzi, Phumudzo Mudavheni, Marvel Mashele and Micheal Mudavheni with their awards.

Mikhado FC through to semifinals By Frank Mavhungu

Mikhado FC secured a place in the provincial semifinal stage of the Nedbank Cup, following their 2-1 victory over Madridtas FC at the Rabali Stadium on Saturday. As if they were going to bury Mikhado alive, Madridtas were the first to find the net. It took them only five minutes to stamp their authority. Their right winger, Thendo Mathobo, forced his way through the defence of Mikhado and unleashed a powerful ground cutter. The ball hit the woodwork and landed across the goal line. Mikhado gained momentum with time. A defender of Madridtas handled the ball within his own penalty box. That prompted the referee to award a penalty to Mikhado. Akani Maluleke blasted in a rocket from the penalty spot to level matters. Mikhado effected change to their starting 11 in the 28th Lutendo Mulaudzi of Madridtas chases the ball. minute. Isani Neluheni sustained a knee injury and was replaced with Lucky Masutha. Masutha formed a deadly combination with Ndivhuwo Havhi and Witness Mathebula at the forefront. Mikhado took the lead in the 34th minute. Witness Mathebula tried his luck with a volley. The keeper of Madridtas, Rudzani Mmbengeni, watched helplessly as the ball went beyond his reach. Vhutshilo Netshivhazwaulu of Mikhado was reprimanded with a card for faking injury in the 68th minute. Madridtas took the game to the home side in the last 15 minutes of the game, but it was difficult for their strikers to break through Mikhado’s wall of Edward Malaka of Mikhado (front) and Mulisa Ramusia of Madridtas defenders. chase the ball.

From left to right are Mr Eric Mashamba (chairperson of the team), Phumudzo Mudavheni (player of the season), Cllr Sarah Luduvhungu and Mr Kaizer Mukwevho.

Province’s best “gamers” compete in provincial championships earn their provincial colours and move on to national The Limpopo Provincial LAN championships. All players Championships will take who win all of their matches in place on 28 and 29 October at a provincial tournament will HTS Tom Naudé in Polokearn provincial colours. Players wane. This tournament will who score within the top 50% also serve as a qualifier for during a specific period at a the Mind Sport SA (MSSA)’s provincial championship and National Team Trials to be then also score within the top held in 2018. 50% at a national championThe Limpopo Championship ship in the same period, will is an open tournament and all earn provincial colours. registered players are invited to On Saturday (28th) the comtake part. Registrations close petitors will be able to compete on 22 October and players who in six categories of games. wish to compete are advised to These will be Starcraft II, PES complete their annual registra- (Pro Evolution Soccer), Battletion forms as soon as possible. field I, Hearthstone, Ultimate This is an ideal opportunity Street Fighter V and Counter for local e-sport enthusiasts to Strike Go. Mind sports


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National First Division Team Played Won Draw Lost Stellenbosch FC 6 4 2 0 Pretoria University FC 6 4 1 1 Mthatha Bucks 6 2 3 1 Mbombela United 6 3 0 3 Highlands Park 6 3 0 3 Jomo Cosmos 6 2 2 2 Super Eagles 6 2 2 2 Cape Town All Stars 6 2 2 2 Witbank Spurs 6 1 4 1 Real Kings 6 1 4 1 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 6 2 1 3 Royal Eagles 6 1 3 2 Black Leopards 6 1 3 2 Uthongathi FC 6 1 3 2 Richards Bay 6 1 2 3 Ubuntu Cape Town 6 0 4 2

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TTM and Spurs in draw By Frank Mavhungu Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) came back from a 0-2 half-time deficit and held Witbank Spurs to a 2-2 draw in their National First Division League match at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday. It took the vis-

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watching it go beyond his reach. The goal injected more fighting spirit into the Spurs’ strikers. In the 12th minute, Spurs increased the margin. Slovo Mrawu finished off a rebound, following Patrick Mubayiwa’s initial attempt. The TTM’s technical staff blamed the keeper for the two goals. That became evident when they replaced him with Bongani Manavhela in the 18th minute. TTM were forced to effect another change to their starting line-up in the 24th minute. Tsepo Makgoga sustained an ankle injury and was replaced with Forster Nkuna. Humphrey Khosa, the Spurs’ centre back, was the first player to go into the referee’s book. His offence was time wasting. TTM strengthened their striking force by introducing Aluwani “Killer” Nedzamba in the 54th minute. Spurs used all their substitution chances soon afterwards. They committed suicide by playing defensive football throughout the last half. Killer Nedzamba was brought down within the box and the referee was quick to award a penalty to TTM. Lifa Hlungwane made no mistake from the white spot. TTM’s equalizer came 14 minutes before the end of the regulation time. Hlungwane completed his brace with a header, following a square pass from Mpambaniso Monde. Spurs were lucky not to concede a third goal as TTM were unstoppable in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Leopards 0, Stars 0 on the team’s technical bench, after joining the club last Black Leopards are gradually Tuesday. dropping out of the league Royal Eagles registered their title race. They played to anfirst victory last weekend. They other draw last weekend. collected maximum points Lidoda Duvha shared the when they beat Richards Bay spoils with Cape Town All FC 3-2. Stars, with whom they played Mbombela United were bruto a goalless draw at the Athtally walloped 1-4 by Pretoria lone Stadium in Cape Town last University at the Tuks Stadium Friday afternoon. The Thohoy- in Pretoria. Mbombela were andou outfit dropped to the the first to score, but Tuks 13th spot on the log, following a came back strongly later in the series of unsatisfactory results. game and scored four in quick The pace setters, Stellensuccession. bosch FC, maintained their Jomo Cosmos drew 1-1 with unbeaten record when they Uthongathi FC at the Vosloorus beat Mthatha Bucks 1-0 at the Stadium in Johannesburg. Mthatha Stadium. Abednigo Freddy Masondo scored for Mosiathaga’s strike in the 30th Cosmos in the 18th minute, minute was good enough to while Uthongathi retaliated give the Cape Town side a hard- via David Skhosana later in the earned victory. game. Super Eagles beat Real Stellenbosch are now leadKings 1-0 at the Goble Park ing the pack with 14 points Stadium in Bethlehem. accumulated from 6 outings. Tshakhuma Tsha Highlands Park’s new head Madzivhandila (TTM) played coach, Mr Owen da Gama, to a 2-2 draw with Witbank steered his team to a 1-0 victory Spurs at the Thohoyandou over Ubuntu Cape Town at Stadium. Lifa Hlongwane the Makhulong Stadium in scored a brace for TTM, while Johannesburg. Peter Shalulile the Spurs’ goals came via Moses scored the all-important goal Raphepele and Slovo Mrawu three minutes into the last half. in the fourth and 12th minute It was Da Gama’s first game respectively. By Frank Mavhungu

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