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Top learner (10) killed in crash By Silas Nduvheni A learner of Jumbo Progress Combined School in Phiphidi-Tshikunda outside Thohoyandou was killed on Tuesday morning in a vehicle accident involving a truck and the taxi that ferries learners to and from the school. The accident happened at about 07:00 at the cross of the Gondeni-Lahamabilu road and the road leading to Phiphidi and Donald Fraser Hospital. The truck belongs to Zanzibar Towing and Panelbeaters. Nqobile Jele (10), a Grade 4 learner, died instantly, while four other learners and a teacher were transferred to a hospital in Polokwane, all reportedly in critical condition. At the time of our going to press on Wednesday morning, the particulars of the accident were still sketchy, but the police investigations are continuing. An eyewitness operating a spaza shop near the accident scene, and who wants to remain anonymous, said he saw the speeding truck at the junction hit the taxi. The principal of Jumbo Progress Combined School, Ms Meisie Helms, who is still traumatized about the accident, said the school had held an excellence award ceremony last Friday

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and Nqobile had emerged as the top learner in her Grade 4 class. During the ceremony, she was cheered and ululated by her fellow learners for her good performance. Helms said little had they known that it was young Nqobile’s last day of happiness in her Grade 4 class. Ms Emily Rasivhenge, Nqobile’s grandmother, who stayed with her in Tshilapfene village near Luaname in Mukumbani, said she was saddened by the passing away of the little girl. “She was a brilliant learner, who always took time reading books after school, and we were not surprised to hear that she was the top learner in her Grade 4 class,” her grandmother said. Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed the accident and said they were investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving after the driver of the truck had failed to stop at the stop sign. Ngoepe said no arrest had been made yet but urged motorists to obey the rules of the road. After hearing about the accident, the managing director of Zanzibar Towing and Panelbeaters, Mr Jaspene Tshivhase, pledged to provide full support during the funeral of Nqobile, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Saturday) at the Tshilapfene Cemetery.

A learner of Jumbo Progress Combined School in Phiphidi-Tshikunda outside Thohoyandou was killed on Tuesday morning in a vehicle accident involving a truck and the taxi that ferries learners to and from the school. The accident happened at about 07:00 at the cross of the Gondeni-Lahamabilu road and the road leading to Phiphidi and Donald Fraser Hospital. The truck belongs to Zanzibar Towing and Panelbeaters. Nqobile Jele (10), a Grade 4 learner, died instantly, while four other learners and a teacher were transferred to a hospital in Polokwane, all reportedly in critical condition. At the time of our going to press on Wednesday morning, the particulars of the accident were still sketchy, but the police investigations are continuing. An eyewitness operating a spaza shop near the accident scene, and who wants to remain anonymous, said he saw the speeding truck at the junction hit the taxi. The principal of Jumbo Progress Combined School, Ms Meisie Helms, who is still traumatized about the accident, said the school had held an excellence award ceremony last Friday and Nqobile had emerged as the top learner in her Grade 4 class. During the ceremony, her

fellow learners ululated and cheered her for her good performance. Helms said little had they known that it was young Nqobile’s last day of happiness in her Grade 4 class. Ms Emily Rasivhenge, Nqobile’s grandmother, who stayed with her in Tshilapfene village near Luaname in Mukumbani, said she was saddened by the passing away of the little girl. “She was a brilliant learner, who always took time reading books after school, and we were not surprised to hear that she was the top learner in her Grade 4 class,” her grandmother said. Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed the accident and said they were investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving after the driver of the truck had failed to stop at the stop sign. Ngoepe said no arrest had been made yet but urged motorists to obey the rules of the road. After hearing about the accident, the managing director of Zanzibar Towing and Panelbeaters, Mr Jaspene Tshivhase, pledged to provide full support during the funeral of Nqobile, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Saturday) at the Tshilapfene Cemetery.


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Diploma for Vendaboy Poet By Mbulaheni Ridovhona Local musician Vendaboy Poet received his diploma in Human Resource Management at Central Johannesburg College last Friday. The artist, whose real name is Lutendo Evens

Vendaboy Poet with his parents, Ndweleni Patrick Nepfumbada and Matjie Joyce Mugagadeli. Photo supplied.

Mugagadeli, told this paper that completing his studies was an amazing feeling. “The music industry is very cruel and as young artist you should strive for education. I have already got an offer, and someone is willing to take me to school to study for my degree,” he said. The words of Andrew Carnegie, that “a man may be born in poverty, but he does not have to go through life in poverty” are an inspiration to Vendaboy Poet. “Being born poor is no excuse and it is not something to be ashamed of. Don’t let your poor background determine your destiny. Everything is possible in life,” he added. After completing his matric, he did not have money to further his studies and he had to take a four-year gap to raise funds. “I started working as a security officer. I then left the job and pursued my passion, which is poetry. In 2012, I won the first Tshivenda Music Award with a cash prize of R10 000. I used the money to take myself to college since my parents could not afford to do so,” he said. He said that he was happy to celebrate his important day with his parents, who separated more than 20 years ago. “I don’t blame them for separating, because I understand that life happens. I am thankful to them for bringing me on to this world and for making me the strong man I am today,” he said. He is planning to release an album with 20 tracks soon. He has also been nominated in this year’s South African Traditional Music Awards.

Premier to launch the EPWP in LTT By Ndivhuwo Musetha Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha will launch phase four of the provincial expanded public works programme (EPWP) at the Makhado Show Grounds today (Friday). According to the Premier’s spokesperson,


Premier Stan Mathabatha.

Mr Kenny Mathivha, the program is one of the government’s key initiatives, which is aimed at providing “income relief through temporary work for the needy, especially the unemployed ones”. EPWP is a nationwide programme that covers all spheres of government and state-owned entities (SOEs) by increasing labour intensity of government-funded projects. Mathivha said the program was coordinated by the Department of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure in the province. The EPWP started in 2004 and ran until 2009 as phase one. It achieved the national target of one million work opportunities a year ahead of the schedule. The province’s phase-four schedule has set a target to create over a million jobs in the next five years, 2019 until 2024.

Photographed during the event were, from left to right, Ms Muphulusi Maboho, Cllr Mavhimbi Mashamba, Chief Mbulaheni Ramabulana, Mr Ntshavheni Nenguda from Eskom, Macray Ramuhala, Stephen Tshivhidzo and Herbert Mukondeleli.

Eskom gives R780 000 to assist Vhumatshelo Crop Farming bilise and assist them to take advantage of all the opportuEskom donated nearly nities available. R780 000 to VhumatsheHe said the one of oblo Crop farming during a jectives of Eskom was the ceremony at Tshikhwani last promotion, facilitation and Friday. support of development proVhumatshelo Crop Farming grammes aimed at historically is a cooperative comprising disadvantaged persons or youths who grouped themgroups. selves together for farming. “Eskom hopes this donation The members were on cloud will encourage young people nine when they received the to use farming as another avemoney, which will be used to nue to improve their lives, the purchase farming equipment. lives of community members According to the customer and to lift themselves out of relations manager of Eskom poverty,” said Nenguda. in Vhembe, Mr Ntshavheni The leader of Vhumatshelo Nenguda, they had created Crop farming, Mr Macray many opportunities for young Ramuhala, said the donation people in the Vhembe area was a clear indication that the and the time had come to mo- joint fight against poverty was By Kaizer Nengovhela

bearing fruit. He said the donation would cement the relationship between their organization and Eskom. “Our agricultural sector and the community will benefit from this money. It is important to improve the knowledge base of agriculture, because agriculture forms the backbone of the economy. Food security and economic growth are the result of productive agriculture around the world,” said Ramuhala. Chief Mbulaheni Ramabulana urged the Department of Agriculture and private companies to work with emerging young famers by supporting and nurturing them.

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der. A final colour explosion was held back at Ridgeway College once everyone had returned. The Grade 11s (Form 4s) of Ridgeway College also hosted their first “Colour Drop” fundraiser. This event was held in conjunction with the Preparatory School’s annual Rainbow Run. Spectators watched on eagerly as Mr Floris Prinsloo’s helicopter dropped three bags of colour onto a grid marked on the school’s sports field. Three lucky ticket holders walked away with prizes to the value of R10 000. Ridgeway Preparatory and Ridgeway College would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters of these events. All proceeds from the Colour Drop will be used for the upcoming matric dance.

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160 years in jail for couple who robbed hitch-hikers Mabosvo and Mukitiri were travelling in a grey sedan when The Musina Regional Court they stopped at Morebeng convicted and sentenced and offered a lift to two men Farai Mabosvo (29) and Jane who were hitchhiking from Mukitiri (38) of Zimbabwe Polokwane to Musina on 26 to an effective 160-year jail November 2014. term each on several counts “Along the way, the driver of robbery with aggravating diverted off the N1 and took the circumstances and assault. Ramokgopa road, claiming he The offences were committed was going to pick up another in 2014 and 2015 respectively. passenger,” Malabi-Dzhangi According to the Limpopo said. “His companion, who was regional spokesperson for the a passenger at the time, proNational Prosecution Authorduced a firearm, pointed it at ity, Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, the hitchhikers and demanded their money as well as mobile phones.” In another incident, which occurred on 28 November 2014, the accused gave two women a lift along the N1 and, a few kilometres before Musina, the driver deviated off the N1 into a secluded place. “The woman (co-accused) produced a firearm while the driver produced a knife,” she said. “They robbed the two victims of their bags, R50 000 cash, clothes and mobile phones. They left them at the scene and drove off.” The third incident happened on 25 JanThe investigating officer, Sergeant uary this year in the Qhinani Mgabini, was commended for the work that he had done. Photo: Makhado policing area, where four victims SAPS. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

accepted a lift from the two accused at around 21:30. “Along the way to Pretoria, the driver brought the vehicle to a halt, produced a firearm and demanded the victims’ money,” Malabi-Dzhangi said. “During the incident, one of the men grabbed the driver and disarmed him of a firearm, which turned out to be a toy. When the stakes turned against him, the driver left his toy firearm as well as his companion and escaped.” The companion was arrested, and she took the police to the driver, who was also arrested. Both accused were linked to more than 10 cases with the same modus operandi. During the trial, the accused pleaded not guilty and chose to remain silent. “They were found guilty as charged,” Malabi-Dzhangi said. “In aggravation, state prosecutor Patricia Jacobs emphasised the seriousness of the offences, as the accused were convicted of 11 counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances. She highlighted that the offences were pre-mediated and carefully planned.” The Director of Public Prosecutions in Limpopo, Adv Ivy Thenga, commended the good work done by the investigating officer, Sergeant Qhinani Mgabini, and the prosecutor in ensuring that the complainants received justice.

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Magau pupil’s shack burns down By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho A 19-year-old Grade 12 pupil at Sinugani Secondary School, Offence Lambani, is reeling with shock after the shack in which she stayed mysteriously caught fire and burnt down completely. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday at about 02:00 at Magau village in the Sinthumule area. Offence was not at home at the time of the incident. She was at the school’s seasonal camping, where pupils are studying while based at the school day

and night. “I feel sad for what had happened to our house,” she said. “My mom is currently working in Gauteng where she has been trying to make ends meet, and the last I heard from her, things were not going well. I am really frustrated as a child and learner.” She has lost all her belongings in the fire - such as her ID card, food, clothes, furniture, pots and utensils. “I am only left with a school uniform that I was wearing when I went to school that night,” she said. “I am currently writing exams and I don’t want

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Mayoral delegation and Sigonde Council discuss service delivery busy people. Even though today is Sunday, they made time The secretary of the Sigonde to come and meet us face to Tribal Council in Ward 9 of face to respond to our issues. the Musina Municipality, We are very privileged to be Mr Ntshavheni Munyai, blessed with this type of leadexpressed happiness about ership that is always available the opportunity to raise when we need them.” service-delivery challenges Mayor Mihloti Muhlope with the political leadership said the government had of Musina. done a lot to improve the This was during the recent lives of the local people, but visit of the Musina Municipal- she acknowledged that much ity delegation to the Sigonde still needed to be done. “It is Tribal Council. The visit was important that we serve all meant to address service-deour wards equally, despite livery issues in the village. the shortage of resources Munyai said he was imand limited budget. If we go pressed by the fact that the around all the wards of Musileadership of the municipality na, we can see that there are had decided to put everything lot of achievements and we aside to come and interact are happy that the lives of our with the villagers. “We under- people have been improved. stand that our leaders are very All the challenges cannot be News from Musina

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Library for the Pile Primary learners brary last Friday also served to bid him farewell. Minor said he was assisting the school in the Learners from Pile Primary School in teaching of English and had the idea of develHa-Rammbuda in the Mutale area will join oping a library for the school. He received a the world of reading books, thanks to a Peace donation of books from Biblionef, a big library in Corps volunteer from America, Mr Mathews South Africa that donates books to learners free Minor, who developed a school library. of charge. Minor has been an English teacher at Pile According to Minor, the school library will Primary School since 2017. The opening of the li- give learners the space to practice reading in English and Tshivenda and will also give resources for educators of Pile Primary School. The principal of Pile Primary School, Ms Mashudu Netshisaulu, was over the moon to receive the library. “We are optimistic that the books will help our learners to speak English fluPublished by Zoutnet CC, trading as Limpopo Mirror of Shop no. 5 ently and to construct their sentences correctly. Madar Centre, next to the Post Office, Thohoyandou. Typographically Our learners have also been taught how to play prepared by the proprietors and printed by D Brits, 1 Jeppe chess and draw the world map from the skills Street, Louis Trichardt that Minor taught them,” said Netshisaulu. POSTAL ADDRESS Representing Vhembe East, Ms Tshimangadzo PO Box 1680, Louis Trichardt, 0920 Munyai said she hoped the school library would Audited TELEPHONES: Distribution help to serve as a torch that would brighten the Figures Thohoyandou: (015) 962 1008 lives the rural learners of Pile and surroundings. Thohoyandou fax: (015) 962 1008 He said that reading would sharpen the Louis Trichardt: (015) 516 4996/7 learners’ brains and help them to move with the Louis Trichardt fax: (015) 516 2303 times, as well as enhance their analytical skills E-MAIL: and improve their life skills. Advertising:

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er caught, he was beaten mercilessly by the mob. The young man had Two men were almost beaten to allegedly confessed and then taken death at Tshiozwi on Sunday after the crowd to another suspect, who being attacked by residents in yet allegedly sold the stolen goods. another incident of mob justice. A community member, Mr The men were accused of being Justice Murwanthi, welcomed the responsible for a spate of robber- beating of the alleged criminals. ies, theft, attacks on residents and “These criminals think they can do other crimes. The men were only as they wish in the community. We saved by the police’s arrival on the are tired of crime and the rule of scene. law is taking us nowhere. Beating or killing them will send a strong mesTshiozwi residents gathered on sage out there that whoever wants Sunday and launched a manhunt to indulge in crime should think for two suspects. One of the sustwice before doing that,” he said. pects was confronted, but he then Murwanthi said that residents tried to run away. When he was lat- had taken the law into their own By Kaizer Nengovhela

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accident happened. “People were injured during the accident and Many accident victims lose their were trying to call the emergency lives because help arrives too late. services for help, but that was not This can be a thing of the past forthcoming as the calls had to be as victims can now call for help transferred to the switch board. wherever they are. While all this was happening, one of the injured passed away, still waitA local Vhembe medical doctor ing for help. Had the help arrived has created a cellphone app that earlier, the life of the injured could can be used to summon help when have been saved,” he said. one is involved in an accident. Dr The 35-year-old doctor further Rasivhaga Sikhwivhilu, together indicated that the incident became with two of his friends, the late the turning point in his life as he Mr Kaizer Lubisi and Mr Terrence started thinking of a way to turn the Malatjie, developed an app called situation around. This signalled the Accident SOS. birth of the app. “After this painful As to how it all started, Sikhwivh- experience, I started thinking of ilu said the idea came out of a bad creating something that would call experience he had while driving in the closest emergency services to the Magoebaskloof area when an attend medical emergencies, and By Elmon Tshikhudo

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A member of the community who happened to pass by the scene and preferred to remain anonymous said it was good that the two were beaten. “These criminals think they can do as they wish in the community.” She said a lot of crime took place in the area that needed residents to work in close cooperation with the police. “Ugly situations like these could be averted if criminals are locked away for a long time,”

she said. A spokesperson for the police confirmed this week that the suspects had been beaten with different objects. Residents were again discouraged from taking the law into their own hands. “If a crime is committed, the community should call the police and let the officers do their jobs. People should take into consideration that taking the law into their own hands is a downright criminal offence,” the spokesperson said. The police spokesperson said that no case had been opened and no one had been arrested.

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hands because they felt the police were not doing their job. “Our community is sick and tired of the police arresting criminals and then, within weeks, they are released.’”

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thus Accident SOS was born.” The app will immediately send a signal when activated by the user to the closest EMS providers and the EMS providers will receive the name, location, pictures, audio or video of the scene. This will assist the emergency personnel who will then just navigate to the scene, knowing how critical the situation is. Sikhwivhilu added that all the user needed to do was to activate the app that would also send signals to the user’s spouse or next of kin. To download and use the Accident SOS app is free. Users can download it for free from the Google play store or the Appstore. People can follow Accident SOS pages on Facebook and Instagram.


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Mbalula hands over 450 bicycles to Vuwani pupils By Elmon Tshikhudo

Minister Fikile Mbalula (left) and Chief Livhuwani Matsila (right) show learners their bicycle-riding skills during the handover of bicycles at Lwenzhe in Vuwani

Royal burial for the well-respected Vhakoma Vho Tshinakaho Khangale gale (80), who was hailed as a strong-willed and fearless As Women’s Month drew to woman, was given a royal buria close, one extraordinary al during a funeral held at her woman’s life was celebrated home at Dzwerani Hakhangale. in death. The funeral was attended The late Vhakoma Vho-Tshi- by, among others, traditional nakaho Thizwilondi Khanleaders, family members and many community members and took place on Sunday. In true Venda tradition, maidens clad in traditional Venda attire and holding traditional baskets (mifaro) were the order of the day. Speaker after speaker at the funeral spoke of the good the old woman had done. Her daughter, Chief Nduvheni Khangale, said she would never forget her mother as she was everything to her and the family. “My mother was a fearless woman who stood her ground when it came to the truth. She was our pillar of strength in the family. She loved us all and was very protective and I am just happy that The late Vhakoma Vho-Tshinakaho Khan- she lived to see my success, but she gale, who was laid to rest on Sunday. By Elmon Tshikhudo

will remain in my mind forever,” she said. Vhakoma’s niece and wellknown cultural champion Ms Livhuwani Ngwana described her as a fearless woman who would not keep quiet when things were not going right. The late granny’s cousin, Ms Munzhedzi Tshikhudo, said she was lucky to have seen her before she had passed on. “I was here in this village attending a funeral when I thought of visiting my cousin. She was so happy to see me, even though she was not well. We shared fond memories of the past and I promised to come and see her. It is just unfortunate that it will not happen as she is now gone. We will miss her as a family,” she said. On behalf of Thovhele Ndaedzo Nelwamondo, Khotsimunene Vho-Muvhango Nelwamondo called for unity in the family. He told those gathered that it was not possible for all of them to be leaders and that each one of them should know their rightful place in the family. Vhakoma Vho-Khangale was born at Ha-Mashau Vhafamadi in 1939. She lost her mother at the age of five and was taken care of by relatives. She married the late Vhamusanda Vho-Daniel Khangale and they had a daughter, Ms Avhasei, who later became the first female chief in the family.

The gift of more than 450 bicycles to pupils of 10 schools in the rural Vuwani area has come as a great relief to the learners, who ran the risk of being raped in bushes when going to and coming from school daily. On Friday, the Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, presented 452 bicycles to the learners. The handover took place at the Lwenzhe Technical School at Tshino. Before the formal event, Mbalula first visited schools in the Tshimbupfe area. He said that the bicycles were part of the department’s Shova Kalula programme, aimed at supporting disadvantaged learners who walk more than three kilometres to their different schools. He said he was very touched when he learnt of three learners who were sexually molested and violated on their way back from one of the schools in the Vuwani area. He said the programme had been launched many years ago to assist learners who were not covered by scholar transport. “We are intervening as government; we are attending to people’s challenges. This is a boost and support to you, and we expect a better person from you. Do not disappoint us, but be what you want to be in life,” Mbalula said. He further urged learners

to take care of the bicycles, so that when they finished school, these could be used by their brothers and sisters. Mbalula added that learners should focus on their studies with the hope that they would get jobs as the government was busy creating jobs. The director of the Vhembe District Department of Education, Dr Gerson Rambiyana, thanked Mbalula and MEC Masemola for the valuable gift. “After the nasty and shocking

incident on learners in the area, learners felt not safe. This support has come at the right time.” On behalf of the local traditional leaders, Chief Livhuwani Matsila commended the minister for the support he was giving to the disadvantaged learners. “We view this as a milestone towards achieving that all learners have transport to schools. This will go a long way towards ensuring the safety of our children,” he said.

Minister Fikile Mbalula (centre) is congratulated by Vhembe District’s education director, Dr Gerson Rambiyana. This was during a ceremony where the minister handed more than 450 bicycles to learners.


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Khotsmunene Muvhango Nelwamondo (left), Chief Nduvheni Khangale (second from right) and some close relatives stand next to Vhakoma Vho-Khangale’s tombstone after the funeral.


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Police clean schools of drugs and weapons nyaope and dagga, and weapons. Mashava said drugs had a The Thohoyandou police in the devastating effect on learners crime-riddled Thohoyandou who ended up losing focus on area have vowed to clean schools their schoolwork and becoming of drugs and school gangsterdropouts. “We have these blitzes ism. without notice as part of our camLast Wednesday, the police, paign, which is paying dividends. accompanied by members of the Through the campaign, we have Youth Against Crime in Thohoyhelped rid many schools of drugs andou, raided the local Ligege and weapons.” Secondary School at Duthuni, He added that they did not only where they searched for drugs, cell do the searches but also made phones and weapons. time to speak to learners about About the operation, Thohoyan- the dangers of drugs and gangdou police station commissioner sterism. “We also encourage them Brig Willie Mashava said it was to respect their educators and to part of their Safer Schools Camfocus on their education as it is paign, targeting schools which had their only passport to a brighter become havens for drugs such as future,” he said. By Elmon Tshikhudo

Musina Mayor Mihloti Muhlope (in black and white dress) photographed with senior members of the UAAC during the conference proceedings at Musina last Sunday.

“Restore our peace and morals” abundant in our lives. With the help of the church, community structures The mayor of Musina, Cllr Mihloti and society, we can successfully restore Muhlope, urged churches, community peace, love and harmony in our society.” structures and the local community She thanked the leadership of the to work together to restore peace and UAAC for choosing Musina to host their morals in the society. conference. “We have no doubt that we She was addressing thousands of will be abundantly showered with blesscongregants during the United African ings after this conference. We are very Apostolic Church’s conference, which lucky to be amongst the preferred hosts was held at the new Nancefield Comby the church leadership.” munity Hall, Musina, last Sunday. She said the role of the church in Muhlope said her municipality has community development cannot be a very good working relationship with over-emphasized. “This message is churches and community structures. addressed to those who have a heart to “Let us not just open the doors of our bring hope and healing to the broken church buildings every Sunday morncommunities and believe that the ing, but let us daily open the doors of church has an important role to play in our hearts to those around us so that this endeavor. Over the past years, the they may see the change in us brought church has played a vital role in comabout by the love of Jesus Christ being munity development, both in rural and News from Musina

OPT OUT NOTICE You may be eligible to claim compensation if you are currently or have been a GOLD MINEWORKER in South Africa, at any time after 12 March 1965, and have been exposed to silica dust or you have contracted silicosis or tuberculosis (“TB”) OR you are A DEPENDANT (for example, the wife, child or life partner) of such a gold mineworker who has since passed away, PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AS IT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. THE SETTLEMENT On 3 May 2018, six mining companies - African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye-Stillwater and some of their affiliates (“the participating gold mining companies”) reached a conditional settlement to pay compensation to eligible gold mineworkers and the dependants of such mineworkers who have passed away. The proposed settlement will settle the claims against the participating gold mining companies arising from the class action that was initiated before the High Court for: • the harm and loss suffered by mineworkers who contracted silicosis and/or TB during their work on certain gold mines in South Africa, and • the harm and loss suffered by the dependants of mineworkers who died of these diseases. The settlement was approved by the High Court in Johannesburg on 26 July 2019.

WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE SETTLEMENT? You are a class member, and will be included in the settlement, if you meet all the requirements of any of the four classes: Class 1:

Class 2:

All people: 1. who as at the date when the settlement agreement comes into force, have undertaken risk work. In terms of the settlement agreement, risk work means “risk work” as defined in the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, 1973 or any of the following work: (i) work in the underground workings of a gold mine; (ii) work in a laundry where clothing of underground mineworkers is washed; (iii) work on a slimes dam of a gold mine; (iv) work in an assay laboratory of a gold mine where the composition of gold bearing ore is analysed, and where the mass of respirable dust from personal sampling is determined; (v) work in a metallurgical plant of a gold mine, including crushing, milling, transporting and smelting of ore; and (vi) work at conveyor belt operations which are undertaken to convey broken rock from the underground operations of a gold mine to surface; 2. who on or before the date when the settlement agreement comes into force, have contracted silicosis or have been exposed to silica dust; 3. who undertake or have undertaken risk work on one or more of the mines listed in Annexure A of this notice after 12 March 1965; and 4. who did not settle their claims in previously finalised settlements with Anglo American South Africa Limited and AngloGold Ashanti Limited on 14 March 2016 and Anglo American South Africa Limited on 19 September 2013, respectively. The dependants of any of the persons in Class 1 above who are deceased as at the date when the settlement agreement comes into force.

urban areas. The church and various community structures can also play a major role to alleviate chronic poverty and bring development in the community.” She added said it is clear that people are living in a time of great peril with a demoralizing affect and the progressive destruction of families and communities. “The best thing is to make everyone an evangelist to their own families first. We can do this by preaching love and peace every day. We must not attempt to reach the world, while we lose our own families. Love and peace have to start at home. We are obliged to carrying out this command of love in the society in which we live. We have to ask ourselves again if the influence of the church is really positively affecting the society in which we live.”

Class 3:

All people: 1. who as at the date when the settlement agreement comes into force have undertaken risk work; 2. who on, before or after the date when the settlement agreement will come into force have contracted Tuberculosis; and 3. who undertake or have undertaken risk work, after 12 March 1965, on one or more of the gold mines listed in Annexure A of this notice.

Class 4:

The dependants of any of the persons in Class 3 above who are deceased as at the date when the settlement agreement comes into force.

A police officer searching for weapons, drugs and cellphones.

WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF THE SETTLEMENT? The settlement is not yet in force because some of its conditions have not yet been met. If the conditions are met, the participating gold mining companies will establish a fund, called the TSHIAMISO TRUST. If the settlement agreement comes into force: • The participating gold mining companies will pay agreed contributions to the Tshiamiso Trust and the process of paying compensation can start. • All class members can submit a claim to the Tshiamiso Trust for monetary compensation, except for those class members who opt out of the settlement. • Details of how to submit a claim to the Tshiamiso Trust will be published in the media and on the website • The Tshiamiso Trust will pay compensation to eligible claimants. An eligible claimant is a person who is a member of any of the classes and who meets the requirements of the Tshiamiso Trust to receive monetary compensation. • Class members must submit a completed claim form to the Tshiamiso Trust and may have to undergo a medical examination to determine if they are eligible claimants. Once the settlement agreement is in force, eligible claimants will be entitled to receive a once-off payment of between R10 000 and R250 000, depending on the nature and seriousness of the disease. In certain exceptional circumstances, this amount may be increased to up to R500 000. The full terms of the final settlement as well as the Court’s decision approving the settlement are available at or can be obtained from the Class Lawyers (contact details below). YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY ANYONE TO ASSIST YOU TO MAKE YOUR CLAIM

You cannot opt out by phone but you can call the numbers below for more information on opting out. Each class member seeking to opt out must fill out and sign a separate opt out form. If you deliver an opt-out form, the Independent Auditor may contact you for further information. THE OPT-OUT FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT OR THEY CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE CLASS LAWYERS OR THE CLASS LAWYERS WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE NEAREST PLACE WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE OPT-OUT FORMS (CONTACT DETAILS BELOW). * PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU COMPLETE THE CORRECT OPT-OUT FORM. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN THIS REGARD, USE THE INFORMATION SERVICES BELOW.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLAIMS PROCESS, THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND OPTING OUT: • Visit; • Call the toll-free Call Centre at 0801 000 240 or 0800 110 110. The Call Centre will operate at no cost to persons calling from within South Africa; • Send a “please call me” to the following number 072 557 8077 or 079 835 7179. You may also contact the Class Lawyers at:

Richard Spoor Incorporated Attorneys

Abrahams Kiewitz Incorporated

Legal Resources Centre

Tel. +27 (0)11 482 6081; Fax. +27 (0)11 482 1419; P.O. Box 303 Parklands, 2121 Physical address: Eton Building, Sherborne Square 5 Sherborne Road Parktown, Johannesburg

Tel. +27 (0)21 914 4842 Fax. +27 (0)21 914 1455; P.O. Box 3048, Tygervalley, 7536, Cape Town Penthouse, 6th Floor, Imperial Terraces, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Waterfront, Tygervalley, Cape Town

Tel.: +27 (0)11 836 9831 Fax.: +27 (0)11 834 4273 P.O. Box 9495, Johannesburg, 2000 Bram Fischer Towers, 16th Floor, 20 Albert Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg

WHAT MUST I DO TO REMAIN PART OF THE SETTLEMENT? IF YOU ARE A CLASS MEMBER AND YOU WISH TO BE PART OF THE SETTLEMENT, NO ACTION IS NECESSARY AT THIS TIME. While you do not have to do anything to participate in the settlement, if you wish to send your contact details expressing your interest in participating, you may do so by completing an information form or registering your interest at this website

OPTING OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT IF YOU ARE A CLASS MEMBER, THE SETTLEMENT IS AUTOMATICALLY BINDING ON YOU UNLESS YOU TAKE STEPS TO OPT OUT. If you do not want to be part of the settlement, or you want the right to pursue your claim individually in court, then you must take steps to opt out of the settlement. To opt out of the settlement, you must COMPLETE AND SIGN EITHER FORM A; FORM B; FORM C OR FORM D (WHICHEVER APPLIES TO YOU) AND DELIVER IT, TOGETHER WITH THE REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (MARKED FOR THE ATTENTION OF “SILICOSIS SETTLEMENT”), TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR SNG Grant Thornton before 24 November 2019. The form must be signed before a commissioner of oaths. Every police station in South Africa has a commissioner of oaths. TO OPT OUT, DELIVER YOUR OPT-OUT FORM AND THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS BY HAND OR BY FAX OR BY EMAIL USING THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: SNG Grant Thornton Address for hand delivery: 20 Morris Street East, Woodmead, Johannesburg 2191 Fax number: +27 11 234 0933 Address for delivery by email:

Annexure A: Participating mines

SA Land Daggafontein East Daggafontein Elandsrand Deelkraal (also called Elandskraal) Kusasalethu Western Holdings (1,2,3,4,6,7) (ARMGold) Matjhabeng (Western Holdings other 4 shafts Kudu, Nyala, Sable, Eland which were former Freddies and Free State Geduld shafts) Saaiplaas 2,3 Saaiplaas 4,5 (Masimong) (FreeGold 3) Free State Geduld

Free State Cons FreeGold 2 and 4 Freddies 7 and 9 (to Kades Barnea cc, Pamodzi, Target mine) Freegold 2, 4 (Tshepong, Phakisa) President Brand President Steyn Steyn 1,2 (to Kades Barnea, Pamodzi, Bambanani) Steyn 3,4 (FreeGold 1, then Bambanani) Brand 1, 2, 3, 5 (Steyn 5 to 8) HJ Joel / Joel Western Reefs (merged with Vaal Reefs) Vaal Reefs (1,3,4,5,6,7) Vaal Reefs 2 Vaal Reefs 8 (Great Noligwa)

Vaal Reefs 9 (Kopanang) Vaal Reefs 10 (Tau Lekoa) Vaal Reefs 11 (Moab Khotsong) Western Deep Levels Mponeng (South Mine WDL 1) Tau Tona (East Mine WDL 3) Savuka (West Mine WDL 2) St Helena Evander (incl Kinross, Leslie, Bracken and Winkelhaak mines) Randfontein Estates Doornkop Cooke 1, 2 and 3 (Rand Uranium) Cooke 4 (Ezulwini) Unisel Harmony mine

Merriespruit Hartebeesfontein Loraine (Shafts 1,2 and 3) Zandpan Virginia mine Village Main Reef Western Areas (to South Deep) South Deep Beatrix (including Oryx) Oryx (to Beatrix) Driefontein (including East Driefontein, West Driefontein and Driefontein Cons) Kloof (including Leeudoorn from 1 Jan 1993, Libanon and Venterspos) St Helena (Beisa section)


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Art & Entertainment

DJ BackUp on the decks. Photo supplied.

Recording facilities now available at Musina Entertainment Artists from Musina and surrounding areas no longer need to travel long distances in search of quality sound to record their music projects. This is all thanks to Tovhowani Lazarus Molea, who has brought studio recording services closer to their doorstep. Famously known as DJ Godzilla, Molea is a renowned, self-taught sound engineer who worked in various recording studios in Gauteng before he decided to establish his own recording studio and recording label, G Records, in Nancefield, Musina. “As an experienced artist who has recorded and released several albums, I have travelled a difficult and thorny road in my musical career. I had to travel to Gauteng to record my music and it was not easy at the time. I don’t want the young and upcoming artists in my area to travel the same difficult path as mine and I decided to do something to help my people here in Musina.” He said young, talented musicians were often discouraged by not being

given an opportunity to realize their potential with big companies. “Sometimes you will find that budding artists’ demo CDs are turned away because of minor things that can be corrected. I take time to listen attentively and guide these young artists on where to improve. Most of the artists who were turned away by big companies have been made stars by G Records here in Musina,” he added. According to him, “there were several hopeless musicians who were roaming the streets here in Musina, but I built up their confidence and made them big stars over a short period of time. I’m happy that we now have many people from other towns who come to my studio to record their projects because they recognize our good work”. As a way of giving back to the community, Godzilla is transferring his sound-engineering skills to the young people of Musina free of charge. “When I have time, I invite young boys and girls to the studio and give them free lessons on sound engineering.”

Anyone who needs assistance can phone him on 060 670 7758. “I also give negotiated and discounted studio rates to the local people because I know that most of them do not have any source of income. Poverty should never stop us on our way to developing the precious talent of our people. We will work closely with all artists to make sure that studio recording services are accessible to everyone, especially here in Musina.”

start to benefit from the opportunities available in their sector. “To achieve As another way of empowering this, we can do so by forging strategic them, local artists attended a partnership with key industry leaders,” musical workshop at the Thulamesaid Nethononda. la Library in Thohoyandou on 24 He also added that the workshop August. would open up opportunities for local The workshop, which was organized artists and said that he was confident by the organizers of the Tshivenda Mu- that after five years, local artists would sic Awards (Tshima), were conducted shine at national and international by Samro, Sampra, Capasso and Risa. level. In this workshop, artists were From Risa, Mesdames Felicia Siko advised on various aspects of the busi- and Monica Balite advised artists to ness side of music. register with them, so that they can Tshima project director Mr Augushelp to trace their royalties. They also tine Nethononda said that the main encouraged artists to participate in the objective of the workshop was to South African Music Awards, which improve and empower local artists to will open next month.

his initial sound and style. “I started realising that I got Shonisani Mulaudzi, known in a spark in music during my high music circles as DJ BackUp, is a school days, back in 2006,” he pure deep-house and amapiano said. deejay who is quickly gaining “I’ve been releasing mixtape popularity in the music indusafter mixtape with gusto ever try. since 2009.” This young producer was raised He was encouraged by DJ on a “musical diet of South AfriPepe and DJ Super from Rendis can soul classics” since deep house Entertainment, who all noticed and soul house had inspired him his unique talent. “So far, I have to produce some sounds of his shared the stage with DJ Zodwa own. (Vunu muthekhe), Bundu, DJ “This kind of music had given Nomzamo and DJ Sbonyoko,” he me the foundation and inspirasaid. tion for my sound and style as an “In June 2018, I started a muartist,” he said. sical movement called Amapi“While I am a fan of the interano Ko Venda music label, and nationally recognised deejay Black released five mixtapes.” Coffee, I am by no means his DJ BackUp is famous for his imitator. I have got a style of my hit tracks such as Mo ngwaneng own as a deejay.” (ft Joston Masiac), Miles away (ft He added that he was always Network), and Kusala Basalayo (ft exploring new musical territories DJ Gun). without alienating his loyal fans He is available on Facebook and who had become accustomed to can be reached at 076 518 7103. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Experienced sound engineer Lazarus DJ Godzilla Molea of G Records has brought studio recording services closer to the people of Musina.

Musical workshop for local artists held in Thohoyandou By Ndivhuwo Musetha

The unique sounds of DJ BackUp

Toyani Maluleke, a stakeholder relations officer at Sampra, gave a workshop on the recording industry landscape, and from Samro, Lebogang Mofokeng tabled the topic of the music business. Kota Matario, CEO of Capaso, addressed the topic of membership, copyrights and mechanical rights. From the SABC, Phalaphala FM’s Ms Sharon Ravele, who is the station’s programme manager, discussed the topic of playlists on radio. Lwei Netshivhale, one of the successful local artists who is also a music production expert and academic, enlightened the workshop on the production side of music.

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Mpho “Mpour” Mathada Meet Mpho “Mpour” Mathada, a 26-year-old from the remote village of Ha-Mphaila in Nzhelele. Mpho is one of the presenters of the afternoon drive show, Queens and Kings Drive, commonly known as Buluvhudzi dzhek, from 15:00 to 18:00. He presents the show alongside co-presenters London Queen and DJ Lirroy. “I started working at Nzhelele FM on 26 February 2019 and it wasn’t easy, but I tried my best. I remember my first day on air, I had a huge mic fright, but I believed in myself and luckily my co-host Lirroy was there to teach me the basics.” Mpour said that he had a difficult childhood, as he was raised by a single mother, because his father died when he was still an infant. “I never met him or just heard his voice. Not having a father figure almost led me to self-destruction, but my new radio career gave me a new life, because back then I was lost. I started to engage myself in substances, but my mom never gave up on me. I love her, because she has made so many

Mpho “Mpour” mathada sacrifices just for me.” He said that being a radio presenter taught him “a lot of things, like when I do things I have to think about others, because I am a role model to others now”.

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Art & Entertainment More tickets up for grabs in our Royal Heritage Royal Garden Festival Competition Festival Congratulations to last Royal Heritage Festival: week’s winners: Chistopher Mavhunga from With only a few weeks left Royal Gospel Festival: Dopeni, Takalani Mudau before the Phalaphala FM Gumani Manganyi from from Vleifontein, AzwipfaRoyal Gospel and Heritage Thohoyandou, Lindiwe li Netshifhefhe Gogobole, Festival, readers of Limpopo Munyai from Lwamondo, Mukhethwa Nenwali from Mirror can still win tickets Hudivheaene Makhado from Tshiozwi, Zwiswa Phamphe for the festival. Tshikundamalema, Gundo Maninini, Vhutshilo PhuThe festivals’ organisers Ndou from Miluwani, Ringe- ravhathu from Elim, Silas and Limpopo Mirror are givtani Chabalala from MatanRammbona from Madombiding away five tickets to readers gari, Sibongile Muthadzwi zha, Tumisang Mamorobela every Friday till 13 September. from Muledane and Steven from Mashau and Ndaedzo According to the rules and Singo. Mareda from Louis Trichardt. regulations of the competition, every winner will receive one ticket. All our readers must do is to send the answer to easy questions to a specified e-mail address. Ticket give-aways will be strictly selected from the entries sent to us each Friday, Saturday and Sunday after that week’s publication. This week’s questions are: Name two artists who are back to perform at the festival by popular demand. E-mail your answers, name and contact number to For this One of the winners of the Phalaphala FM Royal Heritage week’s competition, readers Festival and Limpopo Mirror ticket give-away, Mr Matodzi can e-mail us on 6,7 and 8 Matjie, received his winning ticket from Kaizer NengovheSeptember. la, correspondant of Limpopo Mirror on Monday. By Kaizer Nengovhela

Best jazz song award for Ndivhuwo NL “I feel honoured, excited and exposed to the high level Jazz musician Ndivhuho of jazz music industry with the NL scooped up the Best winning of this great award,” Jazz Song award during the he said. “It was all the effort of Mzansi Jazz Awards 2019 my supporters who supported that were recently held at me by spending their airtime, World of Yamaha in Sandvoting for me because they ton, Johannesburg. believed in the power, magic This came after he was and strength of my music. I nominated in the Mzansi Jazz further thank God who gave Awards 2019 in several catme the heart of perseverance egories, which included Best since it was hard for me to be Newcomer in Jazz, Best Male on this kind of level musically.” Artist and Best Jazz ContemHe stated porary Album. The album that that the earned him the nominations, award only Thungununu Nemulambo, signalled was released last year. the beginning of greater things to come. “It has catBy Mbulaheni Ridovhona

apulted me onto the national level as a musician,” he said. “And now at least I am becoming well known in the community, provincially, nationally and abroad. It will also be easy for me to be booked privately and publicly for all the offers I can provide like live performances.” Ndivhuho NL has just scored another milestone as he has been nominated for Best African Jazz Song in the South African Traditional Music Awards 2019. “This is yet another honour for me and it gives me more courage to work hard in this industry,” he said. Ndivhuho NL resides at Tshilungoma village. For more information on Ndivhuho NL’s nominations and his music, visit his Facebook page. He can be reached on 064 974 1431 (WhatsApp) and 073 176 0204 (calls).

Ndivhaleni Musetha will bring a special message By Kaizer Nengovhela Royal Gardens at Nandoni are set to host the eighth royal heritage festival and third gospel festival instalment on 13 and 14 September as part of Heritage Month celebrations. The organiser, Mr Shandukani Nesengani, said that the event would play host to a unique melting pot of cultures coming together for an enormous celebration. The festival started eight years ago and gained momentum in terms of participation and attendance. “The festival aims to provide a development platform for the growing number of local artists. We see the event as contributing to social cohesion and nation building, while entrenching our African identity through musical performances,” he said. One of the gospel artists who will perform at the gospel festival, Ndivhaleni Musetha, said that gospel music lovers expected more from her. She mentioned that the kind of music she performed encouraged, understood and promoted respect within the family and in relationships. “Music is a gift I’ve been given by God to deliver positive messages to the people. I respect my art. I don’t take my gift of being a singer for granted.” Musetha urged young girls to focus on getting themselves educated, as no modern man should marry an uneducated woman. She added that her music was all about life-related issues such as HIV/Aids, teenage pregnancies and family matters. “Most of my messages are directed at the youth,” she said. With an expected turnout of more than 30 000 people, this music festival will include acts by the most popular artists, with AKA, Sho Majozi, King Monanda, Ringo, Boity, Zero12finest, Duma Ntando, Zama Jobe, DJ Sumbody, Joe Shrimane, Vusi Nova, Dr Tumi, Rebeca Malope, Mercy Masakona, Palesa Ravele, Makhadzi, Colbert Mukwevho, Zozo and many more. Nesengani said that a surprise artist would be among the superstars invited for the event. Tickets are available at R220 at Computicket.

Help for disadvantaged pupils Residents came in large numbers to the Tshifudi Stadium last weekend to help disadvantaged pupils who cannot afford to buy sanitary towels. The programme manager of Phalaphala FM, Ms Sharon Ravele, said that their project started many years ago with the aim of helping disadvantaged pupils whose parents could not provide sufficiently. “Our area is one of the poorest areas in the province and if we do not do something for our learners, some can end up dropping out of school or fail to attend classes during their menstruation cycles,” she said. She quoted from the Bible, which teaches love for another and to look after the poor. “Ours is a practical form of duty as the station does things practically and is not just saying it without doing. We have been of help to many needy communities,” she said. She said that children needed to be nurtured to become future responsible leaders. She added that she was aware of the challenges that the education system was facing “and we cannot just sit and watch. We spend more on the education of our kids, because we know that they are the future of our country”. Ravele said that she believed that there were many things that rural people did not have, and she expressed the hope that their gesture would encourage others to help in areas of need wherever they could. “It is touching to see rural kids or young girls not going to school or class during their menstruation cycle, which is not good. I hope that things will change if everyone helps, no matter how small it can be,” said Ravele. “I know what it is like to go to school without support. I know how painful it is to be teased by other pupils for not having the pads,” she added. Ravele also mentioned that some pupils were not dropping out because of laziness, but from pressure and self-denial for not having pads. “We have a big challenge of unemployment and poverty in our communities. Those who are blessed should share their blessings with the less fortunate and we appeal to local businesses to be of help to the community. We are also humbled by the good gesture and we will always be indebted to you as a station,” she said.

Presenters and donors photographed with some pads.

Ndivhuho NL. Ndivhaleni Musetha.

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“Serve communities with commitment, dedication” By Mbulaheni Ridovhona The Limpopo Legislature hosted the 2019 Women’s Parliament at the Masisi Community Hall in the Vhembe District last Friday.

Young farmer Tshifhiwa Mafua (23) of Madimbo village displays some of the eggplants (aubergines) produced on his farm at Nwanedi.

Young entrepreneur switches from being a plumber to budding farmer At the tender age of 23, Tshifhiwa Mafua of Madimbo village outside Musina is a shining example of how the youth can succeed in creating their own jobs. A qualified plumber, Mafua ventured into farming last year and he is slowly reaping the rewards of his hard labour. “With the level of poverty and unemployment skyrocketing on a daily basis, the youth must shift from the mentality of looking for jobs, but they must strive to be job creators and employers. It is impossible for the government to provide every young person with a job. That is why I realized that there is a need for me to play a role in improving the economic situation of my country,” he said. He added that it was very difficult for him to venture into farming without any start-up capital. “As a qualified plumber, I had to

save the little money I made from plumbing in order to buy farming equipment. As a young person, I have several basic needs, but I had to be highly disciplined, so that I could achieve my dreams in farming. I then worked on acquiring a 15-hectare farm here at Nwanedi.” He said the land on which he was farming currently used to be a bush full of thorny trees and shrubs. “I had to clear the bushes by myself to prepare the land for farming. I don’t even have tractors, but I made sure that I hired some to make sure that the land was ready for farming. Farming is a very challenging but interesting job, and if you are not dedicated, you can easily backslide.” Mafua has now planted green beans, peppers, cucumbers and eggplant (aubergine) which he sells to the local and national markets. He employs three seasonal workers who assist him on his farm. Mafua admits that farming

presents many challenges, but they do not supersede his interest in the trade. “A shortage of working tools such as tractors and the non-availability of transport to take my products to the market are some of my challenges. Most of my farming profit ends up paying for the hiring of tractors and paying for transport to take my products to the market. I would also appreciate any funding support to expand my farming business, so that I can employ more people.” He says he is willing to share his knowledge free of charge with other young people who would like to follow a career in farming. “Young people must stand up and build their own future. Those who want to gain some agricultural knowledge or want to assist me in expanding my farming business can contact me on my number, 079 293 3081. I’m always readily available to assist anyone who would like to venture into the farming industry.”

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She encouraged women to continue serving their communities with commitment and dedication. “You should continue to do the great work in your communities. We still have an important role to build our communities and this role cannot be the sole responsibility of government. We all know that without us, no household will function and the same goes for government,” she said.



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better, “but the achievement of this objective begins with us as women. We are the pearl of creation and should never doubt our worth”. According to her, women “continue to fight against patriarchy, gender-based violence, inequality, unemployment and poverty. We, however, equally appreciate the change we have observed over the years but are not comfortable with how things are.”

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Speaker Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya said that the 2019 Women’s Parliament was a first to be hosted by the sixth legislature, with a clear objective to empower women of Limpopo to ensure their meaningful public participation in the governance processes of their province. “We stand by this objective, because we fully understand that as the people’s legislature, we must ensure that public participation by our people does take place,” Lerule-Ramakhanya said. The event was held under the theme: 25 years of democracy: growing South Africa together for emancipation of women.

She expressed appreciation for the “great work done by the standing committee on Quality of Life and Status of Women, Youth, Children and People with Disability, led by Ms Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana. “This committee exists to safeguard and advance the interests of our people, particularly women, youth, children and people with disabilities because they are often marginalized,” Lerule-Ramakhanya said. She highlighted that the role to build communities cannot be the sole responsibility of the government. “Women should continue to be the pillars of strength in our communities,” she said. “We can achieve a lot by identifying gaps or even projects that will benefit our people and request the assistance of government,” she said, adding that the sixth legislature was passionate about changing the lives of the people for the

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“Traditional medicine the way to go, but do not use body parts to heal” By Elmon Tshikhudo A well-known traditional healer and president of the SADC Unified Ancestors Practitioners Associations, Dr Mbaimbai Hlathi, has called on traditional healers “not to tarnish their God-given skills of healing people with the use of herbs by using human body parts”. Hlathi, who made a name for himself by helping many barren people have children, was speaking during a function to celebrate traditional medicine. The event took place on Saturday at the Giyani Stadium and was attended by many traditional healers from

around the country, officials from the Kruger National Park, government officials and many community members. The theme of the day was Traditional Medicine is the Answer. In an interview, Hlathi said that celebrating and preserving traditional medicine as it had been used by communities for decades as an effective treatment was important. He further indicated that traditional healers should stick to their traditions and desist from killing people for ritual purposes. “Our gods gave us a whole land for herbs that are used to cure the different diseases. Why should we go out and kill others for their body parts? We are

saying it here that those who use body parts are not part of us. They are fake healers who are tarnishing our noble profession of healing people.” He described them as “fly-by-nights” and said that they should be exposed and punished by the law. “Ours is the task to heal people and not to kill others in order to heal,” he said. Hlathi urged traditional practitioners to take an effective part in preserving indigenous plants. He called on traditional practitioners to help save the rhino by not working with criminals, giving criminals muti to go and kill rhinos and committing any other crimes in communities.

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ahansi (God never fails to deliver on his promises).” “I was very determined about winning this title. I would like to use this tittle to be the voice of the youth, running different campaigns such as encouraging the youth to refrain from criminal activities, discouraging teenage pregnancies and drug abuse,” she said. Miss Waterval was initiated in 2016 and aims to empower the youth to focus on their dreams. “We aim to empower the youth and encourage them not to expose themselves to drugs and teenage pregnancy,” said Takalani Masuluke, the founder of the pageant. “We also educate the youth to know about child abuse, HIV and AIDS and using protection during sexual intercourse. We want to instil the knowledge of modelling in young girls as well as to take them off the streets by keeping them busy.” The judges were Tintswalo Mtileni, Foxy Agwu, Amukelani Mavunda and Mmathapelo Nkwinika.

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Ngwenya, was crowned Miss Waterval along with Jessica A student at the VhemTshikhuthulu (first princess) be TVET College, Nsovo and Jabulani Nghunyulu (second princess) at the Waterval Community Hall on Saturday. Ngwenya received R1 000 cash, a R300 Clicks voucher, Brazilian hair to the value of R2 500, perfume, a makeup kit, a sash and a crown. The first and second princesses also received cash prizes, Clicks vouchers, Brazilian hair, sashes and crowns. Masingita Hobyane was crowned Miss Personality. An ecstatic 20-year-old Ngwenya said that she was thrilled, excited, and over the moon.” I give all the glory to my God who made it possible; indeed, switshembiso swa Miss Waterval 2019, Nsovo Ngwenya. xikwembu aswi weri By Mbulaheni Ridovhona

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Businesses support girls in Tshikota Trichardt, Clicks, Quality Care Hospital Louis Trichardt, and Simango Grill in Most young girls who cannot afford Louis Trichardt donated sanitary pads sanitary pads are forced to miss to more than 100 girls of Tshikota High school during their menstrual cycle. School. To reduce school absenteeism because Standard Bank Louis Trichardt’s of menstruation and to assist the under- branch manager, Mr Stanley Sadiki, privileged girls, Standard Bank Louis said that they wanted to give back to the By Mbulaheni Ridovhona

local communities in which they served. “Donating these sanitary pads to the pupils is a good way of giving back to them. They really support our business. It hurts to hear that some girls still miss school days because they don’t have sanitary pads. We are happy that the donation will last them for three to four months,” Sadiki said. He encouraged the learners to abstain from sex. “You are still too young to engage yourselves in sex. Abstain from sex, so that you don’t get infected with sexually transmitted infections,” he said.

Tshikota High School pupils who received sanitary pads from local businesses.

Tswera Chillies too hot for Bullets By Frank Mavhungu Tswera Hot Chillies fought hard to secure a place in the last-16 stage of the King Abraham Pre-Season KO competition when they beat Vondwe XI Bullets 6-5 at the Sambandou grounds on Sunday. Hot Chilies deserved to win. Their game plan was superb as they managed to keep their danger area clean in the first 15 minutes. XI Bullets recuperated and started to play united like a team. They took the lead in the 19th minute when Muphulusi Gumula tried his luck with a half volley from the 25-meter area. Rolivhuwa Mbengeni, the Chilies’ keeper, watched helplessly as the ball went beyond his reach. Chilies continued to maintain shape in the

middle of the park. Their efforts paid off when Calvin Mbengeni, who scored a brace in the game, finished off a rebound in the 26th minute. Chilies injected more life into their striking force by replacing Funanani Nenungwi and Ndobvangomu Mudau with Vhukhudo Rammbwa and Omphulusa Netswera respectively. Chilies took the lead in the 29th minute when Calvin Mbengeni completed his brace. He intercepted a back-pass and unleashed a powerful half volley from inside the box. The score was 2-2 when the referee blew the half-time whistle. This after XI Bullets found the equalizer through Tshianeo Maphula in the 40th minute. The score remained 2-2 until the end of the regulation time and the winner was determined through penalty shootout. Chilies converted four of their five chances through Calvin Mengeni, Rolivhuwa Mbengeni, Vhukhudo Rammbwa, Takali Muganelwa and Maipfi Magalela, while Bullets scored three from the white spot.

A teacher at Tshikota High school, Ms Norah Sathekge, said that they were grateful for what these various businesses had done for the school. “This donation will go a long way in helping the girls to focus on their studies. We encourage other businesses to emulate them,” Sathekge said.

Phalaphala FM’s soccer players were too strong for Tshifudi Masters and beat them 2-1 in a sanitary-towel-donation match played at Tshifudi on Saturday. Phalaphala’s goals were scored by Rofhiwa Tshikovhi (2), and Ndisha Magese hit the back of the net for Tshifudi. In our photo, Cyril Gandini of Tshifudi beats Mpho Rathando.

A rural soccer team, Mukula Jamaican Star received a shot in the arm when Lucky Domestic Hardware Electric and Plumbing in Thohoyandou presented them with some kit. Photographed during the event are, from left to right: Mr Rendani Tshishonga, managing director of Lucky Domestic Hardware, Electric and Plumbing, Mr Yusuf Musa, Mr Mulalo Tshitake of Mukula Jamaican Star and Mr Ronewa Ramavhea.

R60 000 for new local football competition By Kaizer Nengovhela

Mulamuleli Managa of Bullets (right) and Antendaho Netswera of Chillies chase the ball.

Ndivhuwo Nengovhela of Bullets (left) and Ndobvangomu Mudau of Chillies chase the ball.

The winner of the competition will receive R6 500, a floating trophy, a new soccer kit and gold medals, while the runners-up will receive R5 000, a soccer kit and silver medals. The team that will finish in third position will go home with R4 000 and bronze medals. The team ending fourth will receive R3 000. The teams ending from fifth to eighth position will receive R9 000 each. Saturday’s fixtures at the Madombidzha Try Again grounds are: Matika FC

vs Zoutpansberg Powerline at 09:00, Ravele Black Dragons vs Dave16FC at11:00. Tshiozwi Dynamos vs Ravele Highlanders at13:00 and Sinthumule Dangerous Stars vs Ramantsha Lotavha at15:00. The fixtures for the Muduluni Young Chiefs grounds are: Chris United vs Gogobole Bucs at 09:00, Magau Mighty Green vs Madombidzha Try Again at 11:00, Madodonga Happy Hearts vs Manavhela Ablex FC at 13:00 and Madombidzha Celtic vs Ramantsha Skomboys at 15:00.

The LTT Murunwa TVET College Soccer challenge that was launched last Saturday caters for teams under the auspices of the Makhado Local Football Association (MLFA), Soutpansberg region. The sponsor, Mr Patrick Mudau, director of LTT Murunwa TVET College, said that the sponsorship of R60 000 clearly indicated that his college wanted to serve the community and develop sports in the area. “We are part of this community and we are doing this to support the local people,” he said. The coordinator of Makhado LFA in Soutpansberg region, Mr Mpfariseni Musekwa, said that identifying sport stars at grassroots level was important. He applauded the sponsor for helping to identify the talent in the region. According to him, seeing that many businesspeople kept all their profit for themselves, without thinking of ploughing anything back into Photographed during the launch were, from left to right: Mr Patrick Mudau (sponsor), the community, was Nditsheni Tshigabe (LTT Murunwa TVET College), Mpfariseni Musekwa from MLFA, Simon painful. Mashele (MLFA) and Petros Chikava from LTT MurunwaTVET College.


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Bid documents will be available at Procurement Office No. 02 at Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building Thohoyandou, 0950 as from 11 September 2019 between 08h00 and 15h30 upon non-refundable cash payment of R3.00 per page, per each document and can be downloaded from e-tender portal. Only bids complying with following requirements will be considered: • Company registration documents • Tax Clearance Compliance Status Letter or Tax Clearance Compliance Number. • Proof of registration on CSD • Companies’ and all 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 value.

The Makhado Netball Squad was photographed with the supporters, sponsors and Makhado Netball Association’s members shortly after the selection.

Local girls in Makhado squad By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Thirteen U/15 girls who play for the netball clubs affiliated to the Makhado Netball Association were selected as part of the Makhado Netball Squad. This means that the girls will be playing in matches with other squads from all local municipalities within the Vhembe District. The selection recently took place at Tshikota Location near Louis Trichardt, during the matches that were organised by the Makhado Netball Association, in association with Mamu Community Development. The sports coordinator at the Limpopo Academy of Sport (Vhembe), Mr Phungo Tshirangwana, said that the purpose of the games was to develop netball players and promote netball

in the Makhado area. “We are glad to see that we managed to select a robust team of young girls who will be representing Makhado at the district level,” he said. “We saw the young girls’ talent and strength and we are touched and moved by their abilities and capabilities as netball players.” Makhado Netball Association’s president, Ms Reineth Mokgoadi, said that the association was excited to see a group of girls being selected as star players. “They displayed amazing talent during the selection games,” she said. “We want to thank all netball clubs with which all these girls are affiliated. Had it not been for the coaches who always make sure that they get the best of training and guidance, we would not have been priding ourselves on these girls.”

Mokgoadi appealed to the parents of the selected girls to give the girls moral support, so that they fully participate and enjoy the benefits of being in the Makhado Netball Squad. The selected girls are Molatelo Manavhela (Ravele), Thinandavha Muthangela (Ravele), Mpho Davhana (Ravele), Thizwilondo Matumba (Mabirimisa), Zwivhuya Mathavha (Mukondeni), Nduvho Mukwevho (Mukondeni), Revonia Matshevele (Tshino), Ndivhuwo Maki (Tshino), Ompha Ralutanda (Ravele), Thikhedzo Moyaba (Mukondeni), Nthavheni Netshipise (Ravele), Vhulenda Ravele (Mukondeni), and Mukundi Munyai (Mukondeni). The one-day event during which the girls were selected was sponsored by the Collins Sebola Group.

New soccer kit for two gogo teams By Kaizer Nengovhela Sidza Engineering recently donated soccer kit to two elderly women’s soccer teams, Mudumpabe Old Age team and Lavhelesani Old Age during a ceremony at Tshifudi. The gogos could not believe their eyes when they received the new kit and a soccer ball. Mr Lufuno Nedzamba of

Sidza Engineering, the sponsor, said it had touched his heart when he learnt that the gogos were playing soccer without proper sports attire. He said the women were a true example of women’s empowerment, because they were proving that there was no longer a sporting code for a certain gender. “You are keeping your bodies healthy and you must remember that a healthy body harbours a healthy

mind. Let’s do away with the idea that elders are supposed to sit at home, doing nothing until sunset,” he added. He encouraged the elderly to keep up their active lifestyles. The captain of the Lavhelesani Old Age team, Ms Mpedziseni Mapholi, said they had established the team with the aim of helping the elders to relieve stress and keep them healthy.

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OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the estate of the late MATHEBULA GIYANI JONAS of ID NO: 730922 5475 08 4. Date of death: 5th February 2019, and surviving spouse Tendani Constance Mathebula of ID NO: 751212 0591 08 3, of Elim Pastral, Stand No: 1508, Makhado, Limpopo Province. Master Reference: 001933/2019. All persons having claims against the abovemen�oned estate are requested to lodge their claims within thirty (30) days of publica�on hereof with the executor’s agent, whose par�culars are as follows: Signed at Thohoyandou on this the 10th July 2019. MABUNDA INC. Executrix A�orneys, 17 Ruh Street, Makhado 0920 TEL: 015 516 6620 Ref: Mr. Mabunda. MABUNDA INC.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the estate of the late NGOVENI LINKY TINTSWALO of ID NO: 700322 0367 08 7. Date of death: 16th February 2019, of Stand Number 602, Ribungwani Village, Hlanganani District, Limpopo Province. Master Reference: 009129/2019. All persons having claims against the abovemen�oned estate are requested to lodge their claims within thirty (30) days of publica�on hereof with Executor Ma�mu Mhinga of Stand Number 602, Ribungwani Village, Hlanganani District, Limpopo Province. The Executor’s agent, whose par�culars are as follows: Signed at Thohoyandou on this the 10th July 2019. MABUNDA INC. Executrix A�orneys, 17 Ruh Street, Makhado 0920 TEL: 015 516 6620 Ref: Mr. Mabunda. NEFALE M I ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the estate of the late PHOPHI MATODZI THIMOTHY. ID NO: 490410 5424 08 8. Date of death: 20th May 2019, of Dzumbama Loca�on, Guyuni, Mutale District Limpopo Province. Master Reference: 1102/2019. All persons having claims against the abovemen�oned estate are requested to lodge their claims within thirty (30) days of publica�on hereof with the executor’s agent, whose par�culars are as follows: Signed at Thohoyandou on this the 27th August 2019. NEFALE M I ATTORNEY


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The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of hardworking and selfmotivated individual to maintain and assist in the development of Thohoyandou Botanical Garden. Requirements: • The successful candidate is required to display sound interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate in English (read and write) and any other official languages as well as have 2 years’ relevant gardening experience • Must be willing to work independently as well as in a team • The nature of this position requires hard and physical labour. Key responsibilities: • Garden planning, development and maintenance • Identify and removal of weeds and aliens • Responsible for Garden assets and stock issued • Act in a professional and responsible manner towards external and internal customers • Identify possible risks (Fire, theft, pollution, invasive weeds, security problems and dangerous animals) to the Garden.

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The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of hardworking and selfmotivated individual to maintain and assist in the development of Thohoyandou Botanical Garden, with the emphasis on machines, equipment and structures.. Requirements: • The successful candidate is required to display sound interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate in English (read and write) and any other official languages as well as have 2 years’ relevant gardening experience • Must be willing to work independently as well as in a team • The nature of this position requires hard and physical labour. Key responsibilities: • Perform basic maintenance of vehicles, tractors and lawnmowers • Manage and control workshop tools and machines • Maintain structures and irrigation system • Carry out basic emergency procedures e.g. fighting fire, helping people to safety. NB: CANDIDATES WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED ARE ENCOURAGED TO RE-APPLY

Please Note: • An application form (obtainable from our Offices or SANBI website must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered) • A skills test may be conducted as part of the selection process • Applicants must also provide the full names, telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees • Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups. Contact Mr. John Sihlangu on 012 843 5009 or, preferably, forward the completed application form (available from a cover letter, certified copies of qualifications, ID and concise CV via e-mail to or fax 012 843 5222. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Assistant Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001. Closing date: 20 September 2019 Candidates are expected to be available for interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful. Kone Solutions K31048

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Notice: Notice is hereby given in terms of regulation 41(2)(c), 2014 of the National Environmental Management Act and Regulation 50 of the Minerals and Petroleum Resource Development Act (MPRDA, Act 28 of 2002) of the intention of Road Agency Limpopo (RAL)- RAL/T812 proposes to mine Gravel mineral from the borrow pit 1 and borrow pit 2 to upgrade the gravel to Bituminous surface of D3671 in Musekwa area on the farm Musekwa 194 MT within Makhado Local Municipality in Vhembe District in Limpopo Province. Project Description: Road Agency Limpopo (RAL) RAL/T812/2018 propose to mine Gravel mineral from the borrow pit 1 and borrow pit 1 to upgrade the gravel to Bituminous surface of D3671 in Musekwa area. RAL is applying in terms of MPRDA, 2002 and NEMA, 1998. To mine the gravel they use excavator then the mineral is loaded to tipper trucks then offloaded in the road for the upgrade the D3671 road from gravel to Bituminous surface. The mining method is opencast mining. Gudani Consulting has been appointed as the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the public participation processes as part of Environmental Management Plan for the proposed project. Comments on the proposed project can be submitted in writing to Gudani Consulting via email, fax or post. In this regard please contact Elijah Monyai at:

P.O. Box 714, Faunapark Polokwane, 0787


Thulamela Municipality is inviting capable service providers for the provision of the following services. BID NUMBER




Contact Person


BID. 02/2019/2020

Supply and Installation of High mast at Sibasa Traffic Station

2 EP or Higher

R3.00 per page

Mr Phaswana K. (015 962 7676) or Mr Mudzili T.P. (015 962 7629)

80/20 preference points system will be used. First stage evaluation in terms of 100% minimum threshold for local production and content

BID. 03/2019/2020

Supply and Installation of High mast at Shayandima Satelite Offices

2 EP or Higher

R3.00 per page

Mr Phaswana K. (015 962 7676) or Mr Mudzili T.P. (015 962 7629)

80/20 preference points system will be used. First stage evaluation in terms of 100% minimum threshold for local production and content

BID. 04/2019/2020

Supply and Installation of Backup generator at Thohoyandou Indoor Sports Centre

3EP and/ R3.00 per or 3ME or page Higher

Mr Phaswana K. (015 962 7676) or Mr Mudzili T.P. (015 962 7629)

80/20 preference points system will be used. First stage evaluation in terms of 100% minimum threshold for local production and content

BID. 05/2019/2020

Supply and Installation of Backup generator at Thohoyandou Stadium

3EP and/ or 3ME or Higher

R3.00 per page

Mr Phaswana K. (015 962 7676) or Mr Mudzili T.P. (015 962 7629)

80/20 preference points system will be used. First stage evaluation in terms of 100% minimum threshold for local production and content

BID. 06/2019/2020

Supply and Installation of Traffic Lights at Tshilamba

3EP or Higher

R3.00 per page

Mr Phaswana K. (015 962 7676) or Mr Mudzili T.P. (015 962 7629)

80/20 preference points system will be used. First stage evaluation in terms of 100% minimum threshold for local production and content

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District Municipality

Water System

Sampling Point

Conductivity mS/m

Free Available Chlorine (mg/l)

pH (ph units)

Turbidity (ntu)

Chloride (mg/l)

Manganese (mg/l)

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Kutama Elim

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Elim Hospital Tiyani Police Station Vleifontein Reservoir Hlanganani Camp Chabani Village Waterval Location

0.1 0.1 0.04 0.1 0.09 0.05

0.19 0.09 0.14 0.17 0.21 0.27

7.02 7.13 7.1 6.99 6.82 7.02

0.44 0.32 1.85 34 0.28 2


0.03 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.02

0.04 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.02

0.12 0.28 0.04 0.1 0.22 0.28

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

57.4 56.9 21.8 53.8 48.2 26.5

Musina Municipality Musina Township Musina Workshop Musina Reservoir Musina Borehole

0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

0.21 0.33 0.19 0.96 0.16

6.96 7.3 7.43 7.53 7.49

1.31 0.51 0.43 1.62 0.3

23 47.3 60.1 27.6 77.3

0.03 0.04 0.02 0.1 0.02

0.09 0.42 0.07 0.04 0.03

0.3 0.3 0.12 0.05 0.25

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

52.6 52.4 52.9 52.4 52.4



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Mutshedzi WTW Maluma Pump Station

0.01 0.01

0.48 0.87

8.06 7.3

0.7 0.61


0.01 0.01

0.02 0.17

0.55 0.35

0 0

0 0

5.19 5

Mandala Seloam Hospital Tshirenzheni Makatu

0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01

0.23 0.63 0.61 0.08

7.79 7.39 7.69 7.44

1.91 1.85 1.71 1.76

1 0.5 0.4 0.8

0.21 0.13 0.01 0.01

0.12 0.14 0.07 0.14

0.33 0.17 0.31 0.34

<1 <1 <1 <1

<1 <1 <1 <1

5.63 2.69 2.43 2.52

Vondo WTW Donald Frazer Hospital Damani WTW Thohoyandou H/Centre Thohoyandou CBD Shayandima Tshilidzini Hospital Tsianda Camp Lwamondo Village Tshisaulu Village Vuwani Township Tshakhuma WTW Damani Village Tshitereke Village Tshakhuma Village 15 SAI Base Dzindi WTW Ngovhela Village

0.06 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.07 0.05 0.07 0.08 0.09 0.01 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.05 0.01

0.24 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.22 0.21 0.15 0.17 0.15 0.12 0.09 0.46 0.5 0.24 0.33 0.14 0.43 0.5

6.96 6.67 6.25 6.68 6.72 6.21 6.41 6.68 6.77 6.71 6.81 6.74 6.39 6.98 6.7 6.78 7.1 5.9

4.51 5.02 0.31 2.66 1.44 0.79 0.95 0.93 2.03 1.53 1.98 1.19 1.16 0.98 0.92 2.74 4.36 2.66


0.42 0.01 0.07 0.05 0.04 0.06 0.06 0.01 0.05 0.02 0.09 0 0.09 0.02 0 0.09 0.15 0.18

0.72 0.75 0.04 0.69 0.05 0.01 0.05 0.04 0.45 0.29 0.04 0.03 0.32 0.14 0.05 0.06 0.36 0.45

0.23 0.05 0.01 0.05 0.24 0.13 0.27 0.29 0.18 0.23 0.14 0.25 0.12 0.23 0.18 0.13 0.15 0.28

<1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 <1 0 0 0 0

<1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 <1 0 0 0 0

2.99 2.95 2.72 3.04 11 11.1 11.8 4.43 2.85 3.66 4.54 4.66 2.64 4.01 4..61 4.54 4.8 2.74

Albasini WTW Tshikota Makhado Hospital Makhado CBD

0.02 0.09 0.09 0.02

0.39 0.11 0.14 0.22

7.37 6.81 6.88 7.19

0.72 1.13 0.2 1.45

3.1 19.1 76 3.9

0.05 0.05 0.08 0.07

0.3 0.08 0 0.03

0.1 0.07 0.23 0.56

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

14 50.5 50.9 16.1

Musekhwa Makushu Mudimeli

0.02 0.16 0.22

0.28 0.1 0.04

7.34 7.28 6.82

12.8 3.73 2.14


0.03 0.16 0.1

0.29 0.44 0.04

0.39 0.11 0.39

0 0 0

0 0 0

11.47 84.7 112.6

Mutale WTW Tshilamba CBD Tshitavha Village

0.01 0.01 0.01

0.9 1.6 0.8

6.2 5.82 6.3

3.58 3.76 2.2


0.01 0.01 0

0.43 0.51 0.22

0.03 0.11 0.12

0 0 0

0 0 0

5.14 5.28 5.35

Tshifhire/Murunwa WTW Thsifhire Village

0.01 0.01

1.5 0.6

6.6 6.18

4.3 4.7


0.04 0.01

0.28 0.34

0.43 0.31

0 0

0 0

5.87 5.12

Tshidzini Village Xikundu WTW Magomani Village Mhinga WTW Mhinga Village Tshikonelo Pump Station Manele Village Malamulele Hospital Malamulele WTW Mafanele Village Malamulele Reservoir Halahala Distribution Jilong Village

0.52 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.02

0.1 0.78 0.66 1.5 0.21 0.22 0.09 0.14 4.41 0.21 0.33 0.25 0.1

7.10 6.13 6.74 7.50 6.41 6.2 7.17 6.76 7.14 7.06 7.34 7.32 7.08

0.23 1.18 0.67 3.44 1.08 0.92 0.97 0.97 0.67 0.75 1.29 1.35 1.11


0.03 0.04 0.04 0.07 0 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.01 0.05 0.04 0.04 0.71

0.04 0.01 0.03 0.06 0.05 0.21 0.06 0.03 0.03 0.04 0.06 0.04 0.08

0.33 0.17 0.16 0.09 0.48 0.34 0.23 0.02 0.08 0.02 0.26 0.03 0.23

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10.18 10.03 10.6 10.72 10.37 11.24 12 12.18 11.73 11.81 12.1 12.07 11.81

0 0 0 ≤10

5.34 4.83 4.74 ≤1200



Bid documents will be available as from the 11 September 2019 between 08h00 and 15h30 at office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou or can alternatively be downloaded from e-tender portal ( Interested companies are invited to attend a compulsory tender briefing on 17 September 2019, at 11h00 at Thulamela Head Office Council Chamber. Interested Service providers will be expected to submit their prices with the following compulsory requirements. • • • •






Tshedza Tshedza Village Tshedza WTW Tshitavha Village

0.01 0.2 5.33 2.42 ND 0.65 0.17 0.05 0 0.01 0.3 6.03 2.59 ND 0.01 0.18 0.07 0 0.01 0.3 6.49 2.07 ND 0.01 0.14 0.43 0 Standard Limits ≤170 ≤5 ≥5to≤9.5 ≤5 ≤300 ≤400 ≤2000 ≤1.5 <1 Water is life. Community members are advised to use treated water from the treatment works to avoid waterborne diseaeses and are urged not pollute water sources. Ms Ndou – Acting Municipal Manager Human Communications 147775

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

Tax Compliance Status Letter or Tax Compliance Pin Number. Company registration documents (eg. CK). Proof of registration on CSD Proof of municipal rates and taxes or municipal service charges owed by the bidder and all of its directors, not in arrears for more than 3 months. (The proof of municipal rates and taxes or municipal service charges to be submitted must not be older than three (3) months from the closing date of the bid. List of similar executed successfully projects with clients contact details and contract values (attach appointment letters and/or official orders).

Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile. NB: Service providers must submit their Certified BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African Accreditation System only (SANAS) 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 , 1 October 2019. 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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Madridtas FC destroy Rising Stars By Frank Mavhungu Not only did Madridtas FC secure a place in the next round of the King Abraham Pre-Season KO competition, they also taught Matangari Rising Stars a soccer lesson when they brutally walloped them 5-1 at the Sambandou grounds on Sunday. Stars approached the game with self-confidence, creating some promising moves from behind. Their fighting spirit, however, faded with time. Madridtas gained momentum and started to press hard in search of early goals. Their efforts did not pass without reward as they managed to open their account in the 18th minute. Their diminutive striker, Sipho Masia, headed home after a scramble within the box. Sharlen Munyamela, the Madridtas centre back, was the first player to be booked. He tackled Ishmael Khomola the rough way and the referee did not think twice before flashing yellow. Madridtas increased the lead in the 24th minute. Gift Nemutandani received a neat pass from Edward Mabasa and beat the keeper with a long-range half volley. Rising Stars committed suicide by allowing their vastly experienced midfielder, Avhatakali “Tuis” Tshivhase, to play until the end of the

first half. Tshivhase, who was reprimanded with a card in the 26th minute, was down and out from the onset. Madridtas scored their third goal via Edward Mabasa. He beat the keeper with a header after a free kick by Sipho Masia. Rising Stars were trailing 0-4 when the teams adjourned for half time as Wanga Khorommbi was on target three minutes before the break. He beat

the offside trap before sending the keeper the wrong way. A substitute, Vhulahani Gavhi, scored the Stars’ solitary goal with a fine header nine minutes into the last half. The goal seemed to be an insult to Madridtas. They scored their fifth moments thereafter through Edward Mabasa. He basted in a rocket from inside the box.

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R8 000 for winners of King Abe KO By Frank Mavhungu The opening matches of the King Abraham Pre-Season KO competition were played at the Sambandou grounds over the past weekend. Thirty teams from all over Vhembe District are participating in the tournament. The champions will receive R8 000 and a floating trophy, while the runners-up will receive R4 000. The teams booted out of the

tournament in the semi-final stage will each receive R2 000, while the losing teams in the quarterfinal stage will each receive R600. The best player in the tournament, the best goalkeeper, the best coach and the top goal scorer will also be rewarded at the end of the tournament. Tomorrow’s fixtures are: Shadani Dangerous Scorpions vs Makonde United, Mavunde Hungry Vultures vs Ngovhela XI Experience and Tshilavulu

Elite vs Dipeni FC. Sunday’s fixtures are: Tshanzhe PreMighty vs Mudaswali United Brothers, Bashasha Masters vs Tshatshingo Potholes, Lukau Hot Aces vs Rambuda Young Fighters and Gondeni Big Cat vs Thenzheni Liverpool. Madridtas FC and Dipeni FC are the two favourites to win the tournament. Madridtas crushed Matangari Uprising Stars 5-1 last Sunday to secure a place in the last-16 stage.

Fire Boys crush United Artists 5-2 protest the referee’s decision. That prompted Nemavhola to flash yellow. Eethe Khaukanani, the Artists’ killer striker, could not live up to the fans’ expectations as Nyelisani Makuya was tasked to render him ineffective. Although Khaukanani was more of a spectator, the technical staff allowed him to play until the end of the game. The score line remained unchanged until the end of the regulation time and the winner was determined through a penalty shootout. Fire Boys converted four of their five chances through Rendani Naledzxani, Thinawanga Munyai, Mulamuleli Mulovhedzi and Rolivhuwa Senengisi, while Artists managed to score only one from the white spot.

By Frank Mavhungu

United Artists will not take part in the last-16 stage of the King Abraham Pre-Season KO competition. They were booted out of the competition by Muledzhi Fire Boys, who crushed them 5-2 in their opening match at the Sambandou grounds on Sunday. The youthful Fire Boys showed no respect for their elder brothers. They created some defence-splitting moves from behind in the first 10 minutes of the game. That forced United Artists to move backwards as part of their many ways to mitigate the damage. A defender of Artists handled the ball within his own penalty box in the ninth minute. That prompted the referee, Mr Calvin Nemavhola, to award a penalty in favour of Fire Boys. Rendani Naledzani beat the keeper to give Mpho Daba of Rising Stars hinders Ampharisaho Kutama of his side an early 1-0 Madridtas from reaching the ball. lead. United Artists stopped pressing the panic button and started to play their Amazulu and Mamelodi Sundowns will meet By Frank Mavhungu normal entertaining at the same venue later in the afternoon. After collecting one point away from home football. Before long Stellenbosch FC will host Baroka FC and last weekend, the Multichoice Diski Challenge SuperSport United will battle it out for league their efforts yielded Black Leopards are determined to register some fruit. They were points against Chippa United in Pretoria. their first victory this weekend. They will host Polokwane City will host Cape Town City at the awarded a free kick one of the title chasers, Bidvest Wits, at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, while in the 35-meter area. Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday morning. Highlands Park will play against Orlando Pirates Robert “Berea” Baloyi Leopards are in the third-ast position on the beat the keeper with in Thembisa. log with two points accumulated from the four a half volley from the matches they have played to date. While Black free kick. Leopards are still to win a league match, Bidvest The Fire Boys’ Wits do not know the taste of losing a league goal scorer, Rendani match. Their worst result was a 1-1 draw against Naledzani, was the SuperSport United. first player to go into Mr Mongezi Bobe, the head coach of Leopthe referee’s book. He ards, is adamant that his team will collect the tackled Gift Nemumaximum points on Sunday. Bobe said that tandani the rough way his strikers, Selby Rapatsa, Tiklas Thutlwa and and the referee gave Amukelani Chauke, were in top form and the dehim a verbal warning. fence of Wits would have to double their efforts Instead of apologizing, Idani Mutshelwa of Fire Boys controls the ball while Robert Baloyi of or else they would concede an avalanche of goals. Naledzani opted to Artists is on his heels. Also on Sunday, Bloemfontein Celtic will host Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 - No handwritten logs will be accepted Kaizer Chiefs at the Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban. Things are not going according to plan in the Chiefs’ camp. They managed to win only Black Leopards’ scoring machine, Amukelani one of the four matches they have played to date. Chauke.

Diski Leopards to face Bidvest Wits

Teams gear up for Gavhi tournament the morning of the first day of the tournament. The toss for Teams from Tshaulu and the the semi-final matches will surrounding areas are gearbe conducted at the grounds ing up for the fourth edition shortly after the last quarter-fiof the Khethi Gavhi Soccer nal match. The semi-final and Tournament. final matches will be played on The annual event will be Sunday, 15 September. staged at the Mushiru grounds This year’s champions will next weekend, 14 and 15 Septake home R3 000, soccer kit, tember. As usual, eight teams a floating trophy, a soccer ball will take part in the tournaand gold medals. The champiment. The teams that will battle ons will also receive R500 that it out in this year’s tournament has been sponsored by a local are: Nduvheni FC, Mubvumoni business, Mathacs Civils. XI Arrows, Lukalo Hotspurs, The runners-up will receive Tshaulu Hungry Lion, Lambani R1 500 and silver medals. Home Defenders, Tshaulu Teams booted out of the tourSports Academy, Buluni Happy nament in the semi-final stage Boys and Belavhathu FC. will each receive R250 and a According to the tournasoccer ball. ment coordinator, Mr TshifMr Gavhi added that six hiwa Gavhi, the toss for the pupils from the three local priquarter-final matches will be mary schools, Lukalo, Mushiru conducted at the grounds in and Mbofheni, would receive By Frank Mavhungu

full school uniforms during the prize-giving ceremony that will be held at the grounds shortly after the final.


Team Kaizer Chiefs Bidvest Wits Mamelodi Sundowns SuperSport United Polokwane City Golden Arrows Highlands Park Cape Town City Baroka FC Orlando Pirates Bloemfontein Celtic Black Leopards Chippa United Maritzburg United Stellenbosch AmaZulu FC

Absa Premiership Log Played Won Draw 4 3 1 4 3 0 4 2 2 4 2 1 4 2 1 4 2 1 4 1 2 4 1 2 4 1 2 4 1 2 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 0 3 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 1

Diski Challenge Played Won Draw Group A Orlando Pirates Reserves 3 2 1 Bidvest Wits Reserves 3 2 0 Kaizer Chiefs Reserves 3 1 1 Highlands Park Reserves 3 0 0 Group B SuperSport United Reserves 3 2 0 Bloemfontein Celtic Reserves 3 1 2 Free State Stars Reserve 3 1 1 Cape Town City FC Reserves 3 0 1 Group C Mamelodi Sundowns Reserves 3 3 0 Polokwane City Reserves 3 2 0 Baroka FC Reserves 3 1 0 Black Leopards Reserves 3 0 0 Group D Golden Arrows Reserves 3 2 0 AmaZulu Reserves 3 2 0 Maritzburg United Reserves 3 1 1 Chippa United Reserves 3 0 1 Team

Mr Tshifhiwa Gavhi.

CCER LOGS Lost 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 3

GD 3 4 3 3 1 -3 0 0 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -2 -2 -5

Points 10 9 8 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 1




0 1 1 3

2 3 0 -5

7 6 4 0

1 0 1 2

-1 3 1 -3

6 5 4 1

0 1 2 3

7 2 -5 -4

9 6 3 0

1 1 1 2

5 5 0 -10

6 6 4 1

Absa Premiership Log Team Played Won Draw Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 3 2 1 JDR Stars 3 1 2 Pretoria University FC 3 1 2 Richards Bay 3 1 2 Mbombela United 2 1 1 Cape Umoya United 3 1 1 Ajax Capte Town 3 1 1 Uthongathi FC 1 1 0 Steenberg United 2 1 0 Jomo Cosmos 3 0 3 TS Galaxy 2 0 2 Royal Eagles 1 0 1 Free State Stars 3 0 1 Real Kings 2 0 1 TS Sporting `3 0 1 Swallows FC3 0 1 2 Team Stamina Free Masters Tshivhungululu Masters Nesengani Masters Jerome Masters Gooldville Masters Mathule Masters Table New Comers Duthuni Masters Makhuvha Masters Havava Masters Dzwerani Masters Itsani Masters Tshiamutsha Masters Phaphazela Masters Mount Rider Masters Tshipako Masters Lwamondo Masters Tshakhuma Masters Vuwani Masters Mulenzhe Masters

Lost 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 -4

Safa Vhembe Masters 2019/2020 Season Played Won Draw Lost For 3 3 0 0 17 2 1 0 9 3 3 2 1 0 12 2 0 1 15 3 3 2 0 1 11 2 0 1 13 3 2 0 1 12 3 3 12 0 1 10 3 1 2 0 7 3 1 1 1 11 3 1 1 1 5 3 1 0 2 17 3 1 0 2 11 3 1 0 2 7 1 0 2 4 3 3 1 0 2 3 0 2 1 4 3 3 0 2 1 4 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 4 3

GD 4 2 1 1 1 0 -2 3 1 0 0 0 -2 -2 -3 1

Points 7 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0

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TTM lead the pack 2019/07/17 09:0

By Frank Mavhungu If the current league log for the GladAfrica Championship were the final one, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) would be gaining automatic promotion to the Absa Premiership Division. TTM are shining on top of the log with seven points accumulated from the three matches they have played to date.

Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo of TTM is ready to kick the ball.

The Tshakhuma side moved to the top of the log, following their 3-0 victory over Swallows FC at the Thohoyandou Stadium last Saturday. The rookies, JDR Stars, dropped to the second spot on the log, two points behind TTM. The other teams that have five points in their league account are Richards Bay FC and University of Pretoria. Asked to comment shortly after their impressive 3-0 victory over Swallows FC, Mr Momcilo Medic, the team’s head coach, warned his players not to fall into the trap of becoming complacent and relaxing as if the league programme were over. He reiterated the fact that the league programme is a marathon that stretches over a period of 10 months. He further stated that the most important aspect for him was to motivate the players to maintain their current form and never to look back. He said that they would use the 10-day break to tighten up their loose ends. TTM displayed entertaining football throughout the game, but they could not find the net in the first half, despite numerous close-range attempts. Their opening goal came nine minutes into the last stanza. Thembisani Nevhulamba forced his way through the defence of Swallows and beat the keeper. TTM replaced Onyedikachi Ononogbu with Wisani Mandlazi. Mboniseni Mbandlwa, TTM’s dribbling wizard, was brought down within the box. That was a clear penalty for the home side. Jean Munganga, the team’s captain, took the responsibility and converted from the penalty spot. A substitute, Naeem Amoojee, made his presence felt when his second touch of the ball gave rise to TTM’s third goal in the dying minutes of the game. Amoojee gave the ball the final touch, Nhlanhla Mgaga of TTM (right) kicks the ball, while Nathaniel Tladi of Swallows attempts to following a square pass from Tumisang Mashele. intercept.


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