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Jungle justice A suspect thought he had outsmarted the police, but he ran straight into the people’s fury... Enraged community members at Plange in the Malamulele area, who are tired of crime, unleashed their anger on the man whom they suspected to be a robber in the area. The incident happened on Sunday evening. It is alleged the man found himself at the mercy of angry community members after running away from a police trap. It is alleged that he and another man were allegedly arranging to buy rhino horns

from a ranger. The community, which has experienced many acts of crime of late and recently held meetings to discuss crime, saw red when the man was found in a house in the village. The man was severely attacked and left for dead. The man, aged 35, is believed to be from Khubvi and is now in the Malamulele Hospital and under police guard. His friend, aged 39, is in police custody. Police spokesperson Col Ronél Otto said two suspected rhino poachers in their thirties were arrested after they allegedly attempted to

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30.06 hunting rifle as well as a vehicle. A second suspect, who realised what was happening, ran away and fled into the home of a woman in the village,” said Otto. The woman alerted members of the community, who then assaulted the suspect severely. He is currently in hospital in a serious but stable condition. The other suspect is due to appear in court soon. He will face charges of possession of an unlicensed fire-arm, as well as conspiracy to commit a crime. The second suspect will appear once he is sufficiently recovered. Otto said investigations were continuing.



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Mysterious fire and stones terrorise family Zoutnet scoops several top Lin awards A family from Makhura village near Vleifontein is being tormented by mysterious fires and stones that rain down unexpectedly on their house. Limpopo Mirror visited the family last week, shortly after a fire destroyed a bed, chairs and books. The family members also complained that window panes were smashed by stones. The owner of the house, Mr Samuel Makhura, explained what had happened during the latest incident. According to him, he was resting on his sofa with his wife, still trying to figure out what could be turning his life upside down, when he became aware of the smell of smoke. On inspecting where the fire had emanated from, he was surprised to see smoke billowing out from one of the rooms. “When we went to that room, we found that the clothes and bed in my son’s room

were on fire,” he said. “My wife managed to control the fire with water from a tap,” said Makhura. “I could not believe my eyes when a stone came flying from my sitting room and smashed a window pane. Since then, other stones and invisible objects keep on smashing my windows and the damage keeps on increasing on a daily basis. The fire started again last Saturday afternoon in the same room and then again on Sunday afternoon. The fire was extinguished with the help of the neighbours, who were also keeping a watch over the house,” he said. The family members now fear that a spell had been cast on the house, which is making their lives difficult. At the time of going to press, seven windows had already been damaged. The close family members were offering their moral support, but their

spirits were down as everyone seemed to be depressed by the events. “I have lost valuable property and I am afraid I won’t be able to replace it with my small grant,” said Makhura, who has been sleeping under a nearby tree with his wife since the fires started. “I do not know why this happening. I do not know who is behind this and I also do not know if I owe anybody anything. I have had enough of these fires, and our lives as a family have been turned upside down,” said Makhura. He said religious leaders from different churches had visited them, but there has not been any change as the fire continues to wreak havoc. “We have sleepless nights here. How can one sleep when one does not know when the next fire will break out? Life is really bad here,” he said. A community member, Ms Tshifhiwa Rambau, said that community structures were discussing the issue and several people had visited the family to pray for them. Rambau said that the family also need counselling as they were going through a tough and difficult time. “We appeal to anyone who can assist the family to come forward before the whole house is destroyed,” she said. The police spokesperson for the Makhado SAPS, Capt Maano Sadiki, confirmed that the fire and damage caused by the stones had been reported to them. Sadiki Familly members busy removing a bed that was damaged in said that they would send their experts to investigate. the fire.

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LiN Media’s efforts to uplift the profile of independently owned newspapers in the Limpopo Province culminated in the hosting of the group’s inaugural LiN Media Awards in Tzaneen the past weekend. LiN Media was established not only to promote the interests of these newspapers, but also to uplift the standard of local journalism, amidst having to compete with conglomerates such as Caxton and Media 24. The Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror (Zoutnet) form part of this group of LiN publications, currently comprising nine publications. The other seven members are Bulletin (Tzaneen), Kruger2Canyon (Hoedspruit), Northern News (Mokopane and Lephalale), The Post (Bela-Bela) and The Beat (Bela-Bela), Die Kwêvoël (Thabazimbi) and Bushbuckridge News (Bushbuckridge). The judging process was conducted by acclaimed professionals in die newspaper industry, including Dr Pedro Diederichs (retired), Fanie Groenewald (retired), Lizette Odendaal, Sholaine Govender-Bateman and Hilke Steenkamp (all from the Department of Journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology), as well as Gien Elsas (currently running the Caxton Cadet School). They had this to say, among other things, about the judging process: “We think you can be proud of the quality newspapers which all of you, from the most senior to the most junior reporters, sub-editors, lay-out artists, advertising and administrative staff, contribute to on a weekly basis. Your readers (and advertisers) are getting value for their money!” The competition focussed on both advertising (production) and journalism, with the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror scooping up awards in both sections. In the advertising section, Zoutnet’s Dallien Viljoen walked away with a third place in the category for Small Advertisements. Top honours in this category went to the team from The Post, while David Morrison from Bulletin was second. Dallien also took a second place in the category for Large Advertisements. Here, the winner was David Morrison, with third place going to Dolla Költzan (Northern News). Both the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror did exceptionally well in the categories for Best Front Pages and Newspaper of the Year, with the Zoutpansberger winning the Best Front Pages section and Limpopo Mirror in second place. The Post took overall third position in this section. In the Newspaper of the Year section, the Zoutpansberger was placed second overall behind The Post as winner. Here, the Limpopo Mirror

was once again in the running, securing a third place. The Limpopo Mirror’s website was also voted the second-best website entered, with Die Kwêvoël walking away with first place. The Post was third in this category. In the writing section, the Zoutpansberger secured two top-three finishes in the fiercely contested Hard News/Local Government Category, with Isabel Venter taking third place, Andries van Zyl coming second and Ingrid Pepler (The Post) first. Andries also came third in the Human Interest category. In this category, second place went to Valerie Celliers (Northern News) and first place once again to Ingrid.

News editor of the Zoutpansberger Andries van Zyl (right) accepting the certificate for first place in the Best Front Pages category from Ronell Davids, client services manager for Paarlcoldset printers. Photo: Snap Photography.

In the advertising section, Zoutnet´s Dallien Viljoen (right) walked away with a third place in the category for Small Advertisements and second place in the category for Large Advertisements. Her certificate was awarded to her by Mr Molebatsi Masedi (left), provincial spokesperson for the Department of Safety of Security. Photo: Snap Photography.

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Wikus Lee (right), editor of the Limpopo Mirror, accepting his certificate for second place in the category for Best Front Pages from Ronell Davids, client services manager for Paarlcoldset printers. Photo: Snap Photography.

The Zoutpansberger’s Isabel Venter (right) scooped up a third place in the Hard News / Local Government category. Her certificate was awarded by one of the judges, Prof Pedro Diederichs (retired) from the Department of Journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology. Photo: Snap Photography.


No water for Makhado area on Friday Residents of the Makhado (Louis Trichardt) area are warned that the region’s water supply will be interrupted on Friday, 7 December, for the whole day. The Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) said that Makhado town and Tshikota might experience no water supply from 06:00 to 18:00 as leaks on the Albasini pipeline between the Albasinidam and the Mowcop reservoir needed to be repaired. The leaks were noticed amidst

the VDM’s clearing of vegetation on the pipeline. The process is progressing well and about eight kilometres have been cleared so far. Local AfriForum chairperson Mr Wally Schultz asked residents to be patient during the long process to restore a consistent water supply to town. “The Albasini pipeline had not been cleared for years. Now AfriForum and Vhembe got the job going! Dense bush made it impossible to detect leaks that have seen more than 50% of our

precious water wasted. Now the line can and will be walked every day. This and other AfriForum initiatives will help restore water to town, but to get there, repairs need to be done,” stated Schultz on Tuesday. AfriForum is currently working hand in hand with VDM to ensure that the court order dates are honoured. AfriForum obtained a court order from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to enforce, among others, the denuding of the pipeline.


7 December 2012 3 By Mashudu Netsianda

Queues resurface at border

By Victor Hlungwani

MEC to investigate baby’s death The MEC for Heath and Social Development, Dr Norman Mabasa, promised a thorough investigation into allegations that a woman lost her baby in front of laughing nurses at a local hospital. Ms Nominyikelo Mzimba (29) of Shihosani village outside Malamulele told Limpopo Mirror that she was recently taken to the Nkhesani Hospital in Giyani by her husband. She experienced excruciating labour pains, she said. According to her, she started to bleed and asked two nurses who were working the nightshift to help her to deliver her baby. “My child was stuck, because she was very big. When I cried for the two

nurses to help me, they said they were not there when I made the child and started laughing at me,” said Mzimba “My child only survived for a few minutes. These nurses are cruel,” she added. A nurse, who did not want to be named, said the child haddied because her lungs had collapsed because she had been trapped in her mother. Mabasa said if his investigations revealed any form of neglect, his department would take very serious steps. “We are very disturbed about the allegation of negligence and will dispatch our team to investigate the allegation as soon as possible,” he added.

trying to evade the queues which normally characterize the border during the festive period. “I decided to do my Christmas shopping early, because I didn’t want to be inconvenienced when the border gets busy and heavily congested during the festive period,” said Ms Sandra Tlou of Gwanda. A South African Home Affairs official, who declined to be named, attributed the queues to an unanticipated sudden increase in the volume of both human and vehicular traffic. “These queues are largely because of a sudden increase in the movement of people against a small staff complement. We haven’t received more officers to beef up the local staff as is usually the case during the run-up to the festive season,” said the official. Zimbabwe’s assistant regional immigration manager in charge of Beit Bridge Border Post, Mr Charles Gwede, confirmed the latest development, which he also attributed to an influx of travellers, heading to South Africa for shopping. “Most people got their bonuses and they are going to South Africa for shopping, which is why we have long queues at the border. However, on our side we are managing and people are moving smoothly,” he said. Long queues at the Beit Bridge border are a common sight, particularly during month end as many Zimbabweans cross to South Africa for shopping. The Beit Bridge Border Post is the busiest inland port of entry in sub-Saharan Africa. Commercial trucks destined for East and Central African countries such as Tanzania and Zambia also pass through the border post.


Ms Nominyikelo Mzimba (29) of Shihosani village.

The Beit Bridge Border Post was heavily congested on Monday as scores of travellers were flocking into South Africa for shopping ahead of the festive period. When Limpopo Mirror visited the border post on the South African side, travellers could be seen queuing outside the immigration tent. Buses and light vehicles had virtually occupied the entire parking space, resulting in congestion. On the Zimbabwean side, however, the queues were manageable compared to South Africa, where meandering queues stretched for about 2km. Police and immigrations officials had a hard time as they tried to control the queues. Some travellers, particularly the local residents, had to cancel their trips to the neighbouring country, due to delays. “I had to return home, because the queues are just unbearable. It looks like South African immigration officials are not keen on serving travellers, unlike on the Zimbabwean side, where the queues were faster,” said Ms Jane Ndou of Dulibadzimu. Another traveller, Mr Jabulani Ndlovu of Bulawayo, said: “I spent several hours in the queues on the South African side of the border. In fact, I arrived at Beit Bridge Border at around 06:00 and border officials cleared me very fast. On entering the other side of the border, it was horrible as it was characterised by long winding queues. I ended up leaving the border for Musina at around midnight.” Most of the travellers who spoke to Limpopo Mirror said they were travelling to South Africa for early Christmas shopping as way of


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4 7 December 2012 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

“Suicide not the answer after a divorce” “Suicide has never been an ment.” Thenga is a woman who Women must not resort to suicide as a way of dealing with answer to life’s problems,” she has been separated from her mounting stress and the pain of said. “There are all kinds of small husband for 13 years. Pastor Tshilidzi Nevhutanda divorce, said one woman dur- businesses which you can try to told women to remain faithful ing a meeting for women last uplift your life.” Thenga further indicated that to their husbands and raise their Saturday. The women met to share per- it was always bad for couples to children in the fear and love of sonal experiences, motivating separate and that each divorce God. “This is the time for renovaand encouraging one another process was painful and distress- tion of our being and character,” to open small businesses and ing. “It leaves both partners with she said. “Stop crying and wipe dealing with the stress which a lot of stress,” she said. “There away your tears. Love your kids comes with divorce. The event are at least three families who equally, even when they don’t was held at the Makhado Show reunited after one of our talks. show academic knowledge or Grounds hall in Makhado (Louis All these couples had previously excellence.” She advised parents fought bitterly, but they realised never to disown their daughters Trichardt). “I know what it feels to sepa- that they were meant for each because they fall pregnant at a rate from the father of your other and to raise their children young age. “Weren’t we like children and the man you love,” with love and in a safe environ- them then?” said Mrs Sarah Thenga, who is also a fashion designer. “After I had separated with my husband, I was in great pain and did not know what to do. But I didn’t succumb to frustration and dwell on the pain forever.” Thenga explained how she started selling tomatoes and onions in the streets and the market places. She managed to take her three older children through university. She said that any woman who felt disadvantaged because the man as the sole breadwinner was gone, should consider finding Photographed during the talk are (from left to right) Mrs Ndivhuwo other positive means of Madzhie, Pastor Tshilidzi Nevhtanda, Mrs Sarah Thenga and Mrs subsistence. Rabelani Muthavhini.

A well-known businessman, Mbengeni “Big Lion” Ramusheu, tied the knot with Tshimbuluni Sinugo in well-attended wedding held at the Apostolic Faith Mission at Tshiozwi a fortnight ago. By Mashudu Netsianda

Four years for having sex with under-aged A 24-year-old Beit Bridge man employed in South Africa was sentenced to an effective two years in jail on Monday for having sex with a 15-year-old local girl. The man, who was employed at a farm near Musina, was convicted on his own plea of guilty by Magistrate Gloria Takundwa. He was sentenced to four years in jail, of which two years were conditionally suspended for five years. In passing the sentence, the

magistrate noted that there was a high prevalence of cases of that nature and said a custodial sentence would serve as a deterrent to would-be offenders. In mitigation, Ndou pleaded with the court to be lenient with him, arguing that the girl had lied to him about her age. He also told the court that he had been tempted into having sex with the victim since she had eloped with him and the two were sharing a room. The prosecutor, Mr Tawanda

Musina, said that sometime in September, Ndou approached the complainant. He then proposed sex to the girl and she accepted. It was testified that two months later, Ndou started inviting the girl to his room where they would have sex. Some local community members discovered the affair and alerted the girl’s parents, who quizzed her until she told them about the affair. A report was made to the police, leading to Ndou’s arrest.


7 December 2012 5

By Elmon Tshikhudo

No more traffic congestion in Thulamela Mayor Grace Mahosi of Thulamela was oozing confidence as she opened part of a R275-million road project on Thursday. The road links Thohoyandou with neighbouring areas like Muledane and Tswinga. The project is the first phase of the neighbourhood project, aimed at developing the towns in Thulamela. The project was started three years ago and it is envisaged that it will be completed by May next year. According to Mahosi, after the entire project is By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Life sentence for rape The Sibasa Regional Court sentenced a 59-yearold father to life in prison for raping his daughter. The incident relating to the case took place on 14 April last year at Midinungu. The court heard that the man had sent his 12-year-old daughter to remove the sheets from his bed, so that her mother could wash them. While she was inside, he entered the bedroom and switched off the lights. He then ordered her to take off her pants and raped her. It was testified that there was a persistent knock on the door, which the man ignored and continued raping her. He only stopped when he heard his wife’s voice. “He placed his hand over my mouth and told me to stop calling out,” said the victim’s mother. She testified that the man then told her that it had all come to him like a dream, which misled him into raping his own daughter. He said that he had never planned on desecrating his daughter in such a cruel manner. The girl’s mother rushed out to look for her and found that she had locked herself inside the outdoor pit toilet. The following morning, all family members were called for a meeting. The father apologised and said that it was a temptation which had only entered his mind after he had consumed two bottles of beer. The accused’s wife and her three children had since moved from the man’s house and live in a remote village. Members of the Thohoyandou Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) expressed their satisfaction at the outcome of the case. “Dealing with a case where a father had raped his own daughter is a difficult thing,” said investigating officer Lt Tshiwela Masianuga. “We are calling for all people to act against any form of abuse against women and children.” Notice

Brass band to perform This festive season, residents in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) will once again be treated to the delightful sounds of the Salvation Army brass band. The Salvation Army brass band was already spotted playing their signature Christmas carols around town the past weekend. As part of their project, they will also to door-to-door collections and residents are invited to participate and donate to their cause. Not only will the carols of these volunteer musicians bring cheer to those living in houses, but also to the aged, children in family centres and to homeless people living on the streets. This is achieved through the public’s donations. The band, however, does not only receive cash donations and people are more than welcome to donate non-perishable food, blankets and old clothes also. People can also donate by SMS via the Salvation Army’s donation hotline. The following words can be SMSed to 42290: Blanket (for a contribution to purchase blankets), Food (for a contribution to a soup kitchen or similar outreach), Children (for a contribution to children’s ministries), Elderly (for a contribution to ministry for the elderly), Rehabilitation (for a contribution to a rehabilitation centre) and Trafficking (for a contribution to the fight against human trafficking). Each SMS costs R30. On a more serious note, the public is, however, warned to be on the lookout for fraudsters posing as band members. Collectors and bands must have a letter from the Salvation Army, be dressed in uniform and carry collection tins with the Salvation Army branding on it.

completed, the road from Thohoyandou to a town like Giyani will be shorter. Accompanied by Manager Makonde Mathivha, traditional leaders and councillors, Mahosi said her municipality was on track in their quest to service delivery. “At the rate we are going, Thohoyandou will be a city in the near future,” she said. Thulamela’s technical manager, Mr Mulimisi Muneri, said the entire project was part of Vision 2030. “In keeping with our vision, the area will have a new shape by that time, as people coming from the Makhado municipal area to the Kruger National Park will not be disturbed by the traffic in the municipality,” he said. Part of the project is a traffic circle in Thohoyandou which controls traffic to areas like Muledane, Dignitaries, including Mayor Mahosi, Municipal Manager Makonde Mathivha and contractors, Sibasa, Makhado and Malamulele. photographed at the new road.


6 7 December 2012 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Swiss government donates equipment Limpopo Health MEC Dr Norman Mabasa has tion. MediClinic International paid for transporting hailed the donation of maternity equipment by the equipment to South Africa. The acting CEO of the hospital, Ms Elbie Vosloo, Switzerland to the Elim Hospital. Mabasa said he was grateful to the Swiss for the said that before the completion of renovation works equipment, totalling millions of rands, but said it in May this year, the maternity ward did not have a was not because Limpopo was in need. He was theatre and lacked essential equipment. “The Swiss speaking at Elim hospital during the handover of donation will help to improve maternal health and the equipment last Friday. He said the equipment reduce child mortality,” she said. Vosloo said that was given to the hospital because the Swiss were MediClinic’s attention to health care extended renewing ties with a hospital they built more than a further than its private patients. She also said that an average of 300 babies 100 years ago. According to Mabasa, the equipment will make a huge difference in the maternity ward. was born at the hospital every month. The newly “We really appreciate the Swiss’s generosity. Their acquired ultrasound apparatus will allow for betheart is in the right place and they are as reliable as ter care and an accurate prevention of medical complications. Among the donated equipment are a Swiss watch,” said Mabasa jokingly. He said Ambassador Christian Meuwly had ultrasound systems, ventilators and evaporators, initiated the donation to the hospital. The hospital incubators for neonatal intensive care, a medical Swiss Ambassador Christian Meuwly, Limpopo MEC for Health and Social Development Norman was built and inaugurated in 1889 by Swiss doc- cart and chairs for gynaecological care. Mabasa, the CEO of Elim Hospital, Elbie Vosloo, and the CEO of MediClinic International, Danie tor George Liengme, Meintjes, photographed during the ceremony marking the handover of medical equipment to who had been sent to Elim Hospital. South Africa by the then Swiss Mission based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Meuwly said after he became ambassador to South Africa in 2011, he visited the hospital, which he knew had ties with his country. “I found that the maternity ward was faced with heavy responsibilities and decided to do something about it,” he said. He approached Lausanne University hospital and it decided The MEC for Health, Dr Norman Mabasa, and Mr Christian Meuwly, to make the contribu- the Swiss ambassador, cut the ribbon in the maternity ward. By Elmon Tshikhudo

Gospel singers to unearth hidden talent

From left to right during the event are Mr Robert Sirwani (acting Vhembe district executive health manager), Dr Wisani Nkuna, MEC Norman Mabasa, Ambassador Christian Meuwly and Elim Hospital board member Mr Brigton Tlakula. People have different ways of expressing their gratitude. A Limpopo-born gospel star, Rofhiwa Manyaga, has his own. Rofhiwa, who has paid his dues working with Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920 such gospel greats as Hlengiwe Mhlaba, has initiNOTICE OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING: DECEMBER 2012 ated a project to unearth and develop raw talent in KENNIS VAN SPESIALE RAADSVERGADERING: DESEMBER 2012 Limpopo. Teaming up with Hani Mutele, Afropop NDIVHADZO YA MUTANGANO WA KHANSELE: NYENDAVHUSIKU 2012 star Malondolo, Lufuno Buda and others, they have TSEBISO KA KOPANO YA KHANSELE: MANTHOLE 2012 teamed up with a local recording company, Khano XITIVISO XA NHLENGELETANO: NWENDZAMHALA 2012 Music and Video. Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 19 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 The project will see local hidden talent competthat the 82nd Special Council meeting will be held as follows: ing against each for a coveted first prize and also TIME: 14:00 a place in a group that will perform with Rofhiwa DATE: Thursday, 13 December 2012 during the finals. VENUE: Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado The free auditions take place tomorrow (SatAll interested members of the public are invited to attend the meeting. Enquiries must be directed to T S Ndou urday) at Dr Mudau’s building next to the ANC or M D Munyai at (015) 519 3000. Vhembe offices in Thohoyandou. The finals will be Kennis word hiermee ingevolge klousule 19 van die Plaaslike Regering: Wet op Munisipale Stelsels, Wet 32 van held on 30 December 2012 in Thohoyandou. 2000 gegee dat die 82ste spesiale Raadsvergadering soos volg gehou sal word: “We have come to realise that there is a lot o TYD: 14:00 hidden talent in our area, but many of those talented DATUM: Donderdag, 13 Desember 2012 singers are from disadvantaged backgrounds and PLEK: Raadsaal, Grondvloer, Burgersentrum, Kroghstraat 83, Makhado cannot afford the money just to make a demo CD to Enige belangstellende lid van die publiek word genooi om die vergadering by te woon. Navrae kan gerig word have their music recorded. We felt we should give aan T S Ndou of M D Munyai by (015) 519 3000. them chance and platform to show off their talents.


Ndivhadzo u ya nga tshitenwa tsha 19 tsha Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 ya 2000 uri mutangano zwawo wa vhu (82) wa khoro ya masipala u do fariwa nga ndila I tevhelaho: TSHIFHINGA: 14:00 DUVHA: Lavhuna, 13 Nyendavhusiku 2012 FHETHU: Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado Mirado ya lushaka vha re na dzangalelo vha rambiwa u dzhenela i yo Mutangano. Mbudziso dzothe dzi nga livhiswa kha T S Ndou kana M D Munyai kha (015) 519 3000. Tsebiso ye e mabapi le karolo ya 19 ya molao wa Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 ya 2000, gore kopano ya khansele ya bo 82 e tla swarwa ka tsela ye e latelago: NAKO: 14:00 TSATSIKGWEDI: Labone, 13 Manthole 2012 LEFELO: Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado Dipotsiso ka moka di ka lebiswa go T S Ndou or M D Munyai at (015) 519 3000. Mitivisiwa kuya hi Section 19 ya Mfumo wa Xikaya: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 ya 2000 leswaku nhlengeletano ya vu 82 wa ntolovelo wa khansele ya Masipala wu tava hi ndlela leyi landzelaka: NKARHI: 14:00 SIKU: Wavumune, 13 Nwendzamhala 2012 NDZHAWU: Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado Lava tsakelaka ku nghenela nhlengeletano lowu va amukeriwa. Switiviso swi nga kongomisiwa eka manana T S Ndou or M D Munyai eka no nomboro leyi (015) 519 3000. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado 6 & 7 December 2012 Notice No: 155 of 2012 File No: 4/2/2 MDM/lh/CouncilMeetingNotice_13December2012


Who knows, a big name artist could be unearthed during the search,” said Rofhiwa. He said the project is a way of saying thank you and ploughing back into the community. “We struggled to be where we are today, and we feel the new breed of artists should not go through what we went through. We are giving them an easy entry to the industry as the winner will receive a recording contract,” he added. The overall winner will walk away with a recording deal sponsored by Khano Music and Video, R10 000 cash, a laptop computer and a cellphone. To qualify, one must not have recorded at The driving force be­ any given time. Those hind the project, Ro­ interested should con- fhiwa Manyaga, who tact Rofhiwa at 082 632 wants to help aspiring 1994 or 015 962 2097 artists.

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Tshishonga Primary School, situated in Thohoyandou-Golgotha, received playground equipment to the value of R20 000 from the Thohoyandou Old Mutual branch last Friday. According to Mr Ernst Magoda, senior financial adviser, they are giving the donation as a gesture “that we would like to see that there is proper learning at the school. We would like to see these children Old Mutual´s Ernest Magoda (right) shows pupils how one of the swings works. Also in the play and not get bored while on school premises,” he added. In our photo, the principal of the photo are the local traditional leader, Chief Ndiyangandothe Magoloi, and the principal, Ms Joyce Thivhafuni. school, Ms Joyce Thivhafuni, receives the donation from Mr Magoda.


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Bursaries for disadvantaged children The Musina municipality, which has recently been in the news for service delivery protests, has good news for it residents. The municipality announced a new bursary scheme for deserving matriculants. Previously, the municipality gave the best students from all the secondary schools money for registration at tertiary institutions. Due to a lack of continuous financial support, many of the recipients had dropped out of the institutions.

Musina Mayor Carol Phiri recently briefed journalists about the new bursary scheme. "After making some reviews, we came to the conclusion that the money could be better utilized in education to increase the pool for bursaries and this is the reason we have changed the awards to a bursary scheme," said Phiri. She added that their aim was to assist deserving students from needy families. "We want to help where there is a need. We have decided to see to it that the students are sustained through-

out their studies at tertiary level, but that will depend on the performance of the individual student," said Phiri. According to her, they have put aside R100 000 for this purpose “and with the help of our business partners, we hope the amount will increase.” She added that education was the way to the future. “These children we are helping are the future of this country and they will take leading positions when we go,” she added. Forms are available at the municipal offices.

Musina mayor Carol Phiri, briefing journalists about the new bursary scheme that will assist deserving disadvantaged students.

Medupi’s first 24 hour coal run a success The Medupi Power Station commenced its first 24-hour performance testing that ran at maximum capacity for the delivery of coal to Medupi Power Station from the Grootegeluk mine last Tuesday. The Grootegeluk mine, as the sole source of coal for Medupi, first delivered coal to a 10 000 ton silo, from where the coal was then moved via the overland coal conveyor system to the Medupi coal stockyard. This conveyor is the sole conveyor supply line to Medupi and is critical for sustained coal delivery to the power station. The overland conveyor system consists of two conveyors, one conveyor that is 4,3 km long and

the other one 1,1 km long - giving a total length of 5,4 km. The conveyor belt is 2.1 metres wide and is capable of carrying 4 000 tons per hour and runs at a speed of 2.86 metres per second. The overland conveyor feeds coal via a transfer house onto the coal stacker conveyor, which is 1 km long, and this conveyor feeds the coal stacker itself, which is designed to stack coal onto seasonal or live stockpiles. Last Tuesday’s performance test delivered approximately 120 000 tons of coal over a period of 30 hours, 24 hours of which it ran coal at maximum load. Civil works for this coal plant project began in July 2010 and substantial work was completed

in March 2011. Mechanical works followed thereafter and this first phase of the works took 28 months to complete. Civil works were performed by Civcon/G4, Karrena-Concor JV and Basil Read, the mechanical plant was installed by Thyssen Krupp and Rula Bulk Materials Handling. Actom installed all cabling to power the plants. On completion, Medupi Power Station will be the fourth-largest coal plant and the largest drycooled power station in the world. The completion of this power plant will go a long way in meeting increasing electricity demand and ensuring continued supply of electricity to the nation. - LiN News/Northern News


10 7 December 2012 By Elmon Tshikhudo

New PAC chairperson aims at 50 branches in 2014 The newly elected PAC chairperson in Vhembe, Mr Ezisani Madzunya, has promised to work with his team to lure as many new members as possible and launch many new branches by 2014. This was during the seventh Vhembe regional congress held at the Maname Country Lodge a fortnight ago.

Mr Edzisani Madzunya.

Held under the theme Awakening of the Fire Eater, the congress was attended by 37 branches and 352 delegates from around the district. Immediately after being sworn in as chairperson, Madzunya did not waste time and announced that elections had come and gone and that it was time to get to serious business. “We have a mammoth task ahead of us to make sure that our presence is felt everywhere, whether it be in government circles or in villages. We have to make an impact. This we can do by mobilizing our people to the organisation and making sure that we have branches everywhere around the district,” said Madzunya. He said they would soon be embarking on a recruitment drive and were aiming at gathering 25 000 active members who would be eligible to vote by 2014. He said he was sure that working as a unit with other executive

members and the general membership of the organization, they could make a difference in people’s lives. “We have a mandate as an organisation to see to it that our people are free, they do not go to bed hungry, they do not swim in a dam of poverty and they have land which they can call theirs. We have to do away with nepotism; they should have shelter and also fight unemployment,” he added. He also urged members to be united and not to be intimidated, to tell the truth and not allow the ruling party to use taxes for the advancement of capitalist agendas. They should also not be afraid to face incompetent municipal managers. The other members who were elected are: Thomani Thabela (deputy chairperson), Mbangiseni Tshivhase (secretary), Itani Netsharotha (deputy secretary), Richard Makhaninga (treasurer) and Avhatakali Netshiavha (organiser). The additional members are Emma Mahada, Ntshavheni Nesane and Grorie Dzhalagome.

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Early Christmas for ailing gogo Gogo Elinah Muvhulawa Ndou of Lambani outside Thohoyandou could not believe her eyes when Government gave her a surprise visit at the weekend. Ndou (65), who is bedridden and makes use of a walker, lives in a dilapidated mud hut which is not conducive to her health. A fortnight ago she received an unusual visit by Thulamela’s first citizen, Mayor Grace Mahosi, who was accompanied by members of her executive council, senior management officials of the municipality, councillors and ward committee members. They did not come empty handed. She brought along groceries, which included tin cans, sugar and mealiemeal, which would see her through Christmas. Mahosi was on a tour of the village before the start of a public participation programme, which later took place at the local sports grounds. She also promised to build a toilet that would ease the gogo’s plight.

Handing over the groceries, Mahosi said they were in the village to gather first-hand information about the living conditions in the village. “We are here to see how you are coping. We heard about the condition you are in and we decided to come and see you. There are many things that we do not know when we are in our offices,” she added. In response, the ecstatic granny said she had never in her wildest dreams thought that such important people would visit her. “I cannot believe this is happening. I am sick and no one seems to care about me, but then the high-powered people from government come and visit me,” she said. From the gogo’s home, the mayor and her entourage went to the local sports grounds where a large crowd of villagers had gathered to present her with some challenges. Many of the challenges revolved around issues of basic services like bad roads, water provision and electricity in some parts of the village

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In recent weeks, employees of the Makhado Municipality have been spotted, busily fixing roads in town. Municipal spokesperson Mr Louis Bobodi confirmed this week that the municipality has embarked on a special programme to fix some of the most dilapidated streets in town. Streets that form part of the programme include Protea, Waterbessie, Stubbs, Munnik and Anderson. Re-

pair work includes general cleaning and the installation of concrete curbs and road markings. In some cases, like Waterbessie Street, large parts have been re-tarred. Other streets that will also receive some much-needed attention will be President and Grobler Street. In addition, signboards that were uprooted during the freak storm that swept through the town in the beginning of November are also being fixed, together with the streets.


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By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Man in regional court on rape charges different magistrate and prosecutor, he would feel that he had been a victim of prejudice. The accused stands trial on charges of allegedly raping two girls, aged 15 and 18, on 1 January this year at the Hubyeni Shopping Centre at Elim. On another count, he allegedly forced a 15-year-old girl to have sexual intercourse with him at Mpheni Block D2, on 16 June 2011. On 17 December 2011, an 18-year-old woman was raped at Mahonisi section

of Waterval and the victim identified Ndou as the person who had raped her. The court postponed Ndou’s case to 10 December, but he quickly notified the court that he would be appearing in court in Gauteng on that date. He had at least five other cases of rape in Mamelodi and Villieria against him. All these crimes were allegedly committed between 2009 and 2012. His case was eventually postponed to 21 January 2013 for further investigation and for the accused to seek the assistance of a legal representative. He remains in custody.

Members of the Holiness Church of Christ were photographed during a ceremony on Sunday, when they were wearing a new church uniform. The church is led by Pastor Daniel Mamburu (first on the left, back row) at Rathidili.


A 35-year-old man appeared in the Regional Court in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) last Wednesday on three charges of rape. The case was transferred from the Waterval Regional Court. Ndou said that he was not satisfied with the manner in which the presiding officers were handling his case and if his case were not referred to another court with a

Say ‘bon voyage’ to unnecessary high energy bills this summer Erick Rudzani Ndou of Mpheni.

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Pastor Athalia Mavhutha leads the pallbearers. CTM Makhado donated 160 waistcoats to the Makhado Policing Forum on Tuesday morning. Photographed are (from left to right) W/O Daniel Ndlovu, W/O Maligana Singo, Mr Livingston Simango (CTM Makhado director), Mr Hannes Benade (CTM Makhado manager) and Mr Rudzani Nemavhidi (Makhado Community Policing Forum chairperson).

By Elmon Tshikhudo

Innovative undertaker Bono Sigidi buried The late Prof Bono Ramaano Lizhakandila Sigidi, an innovative funeral undertaker who revolutionised the funeral industry in Limpopo, was given a hero’s funeral last weekend. Sigidi (69) died in the Pretoria Heart Hospital a fortnight ago. The philanthropic undertaker, who founded Tshitshithe Funeral Undertakers, was laid to rest at the family graveyard behind his funeral parlour. The graveyard is one of his innovative ways of saving space and all his family members have been buried there. Many who crossed paths with him attended the funeral. Among the mourners were almost all undertakers in Limpopo, including Dingaan Thobela of Rose Funerals, who came all the way from Gauteng to pay his last respects. Xitsonga music maestro and multi-award-winning artist Thomas Chauke was also in attendance. King Toni Mphephu of the Vhavenda was represented by Vhokhotsimunene Vho Japan Ramabulana. Speaking during the funeral, former worldboxing-champion-turned-businessman, Dingaan The Rose of Soweto Thobela, hailed Sigidi, saying he was selfless and assisted many in setting up their businesses. Thulamela Mayor Cllr Grace Mahosi urged other businesspeople to emulate Sigidi. “Sigidi was humble. Let us emulate him when we do things. Let us not seek praises and fame, but add value,” she said. The deceased's eldest son, Ndivhuwo, told mourners that although his father’s death was a big loss, he was encouraged by the fact that he had taught them the ropes of the business while he was still alive. “I can say it here in front of these people that we will take this business to another level in honour of our late father,” he said.

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Show is a unique marketing opportunity Musina Town came to a standstill during the mayoral parade, leading to the official opening of the Musina Annual Show last Thursday. With top-of-the-range vehicles supplied by Messina Toyota and a sizzling performance by the De Beers Field Band, people in town forgot their daily chores for a while to watch the spectacular event. This year’s show attracted visitors from all over the country, as well as neighbouring countries like Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique. With exhibitors ranging from companies to government institutions jostling for spaces to exhibit their wares, irresistible

attractions formed part of the show throughout the three days. Up-and-coming entrepreneurs also had a splendid time marketing their small businesses to the public. The show also provided an ideal platform for small business to network with government institutions, companies and other organizations, which may consider appointing them as service providers. For entertainment, there were musical groups, a merry-go-round, cave of horror, go-carts, miniature trains and a giant slide. The public also had the opportunity to buy unique items at affordable prices at the flea market. When officially opening the

show, Mayor Carol Phiri said the Musina Annual Show targeted people across the cultural spectrum. “Our show offers exhibitors a cost-effective means to trade in an experiential environment where consumers can interact with their brand. The fact that a large percentage of consumers tend towards cash buying means exhibitors enjoy an improved cash flow as a direct result, with follow-up business after the show adding a valuable rounding off of this powerful marketing exercise,” she added According to her, the show gives an opportunity to exhibitors to market their products directly to the public.

Students who attended Nicoflora Computer and Engineering College received their hardearned certificates during a ceremony that was held at the Tshiozwi Apostolic Faith Mission Church on Saturday. More than 50 students from disadvantaged backgrounds received their certificates. Photographed during the event were, from left to right, Erwin Muhanelwa, Ms Maria Tshifura, Phathutshedzo Netshifhefhe (best student), Pastor Mawana Masinyane and Maruni Ramuedzisi.

The mayoral parade passes through town shortly before Mayor Carol Phiri officially opens the annual show

Students of the Nicoflora Computer and Engineering College, photographed after receiving their certificates. During the ceremony, the guest speaker, Ms Maria Tshifura, said the day was the culmination of their selfless sacrifices and hard work and an occasion of joy and pride. Notice

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Mayor Carol Phiri (left) interacts with one of the exhibitors during the Musina Annual Show. Crime

Vehicle hi-jacker gets ten years in jail The Regional Court in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) sentenced a 41-year-old man to 10 years’ imprisonment on a charge of car hijacking. The incident took place on 13 August this year and the case was finalised last Tuesday (27 November). According to the spokesperson for the Levubu police, W/O Solly Mukhola, Thomas Mashava had confronted

a man and forced him out of a Toyota twin cab. He threatened the driver with an unknown iron weapon, after which he took the car and drove away. The stolen car was later involved in an accident at the Maake residential area near Tzaneen. A police investigation linked Mashava to the case and he was subsequently arrested. He ap-

peared before the magistrate’s court many times before the finalisation of the case. “We feel that the investigating team and the court have done their job,” said Mukhola. “The sentence will send a resounding message to other would-be car hi-jackers in our area.” Mashava is a resident of Kur­ huleni near Ha-Masia.

Court News

Rambau’s case yet again placed on hold Senior regional magistrate Ronnie Rambau will get to spend another Christmas at home, pending the outcome of his corruption trial. The final score in his corruption trail remains to be settled. Rambau, accused of accepting a bribe to influence the outcome of a court case, once again appeared with his co-accused, attorney TE Lubisi and state prosecutor Estene Willemse, in the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Lubisi was expected to start testifying for the defence, but the case was put on hold when Rambau’s advocate, Mr Johan Hatting, withdrew from the record. According to information available, Hatting withdrew because he had not received payment from Rambau. In addition, Lubisi’s attorney also told the court that he had not had time to familiarize himself with the case. He is the third attorney that Lubisi has appointed

since the beginning of the trial in 2010. In the meantime, the Magistrate’s Commission is very cautious to answer any questions put to them regarding Rambau’s suspension. The Zoutpansberger was, however, able to confirm that Rambau is still provisionally suspended and still receiving his full magistrate’s salary. The three men’s case was postponed again, this time until 9 April next year.

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is currently experiencing a severe shortage of blood as is traditionally the case at this time of the year. “Currently, we have only 1.5 days of blood available and as we go further into the holiday period, we know that we will not be able to meet the demand for blood by patients. So we are appealing to all our donors who have missed their donation in recent months to please make some time to donate blood, as the blood stocks are near crisis levels,” says Vanessa Raju, communications manager of the SANBS. The SANBS’s aim is to maintain a stock level of five days, with 3000 units collected per day to meet the demand. At present, they are experiencing difficulty achieving this, which has been mainly due to the fact that their mobile drives, at schools and universities, as well as organisations, are almost impossible at this time of year. “This puts severe pressure on the SANBS and in times like these we request all hospitals and medical personnel to hold back on planned surgeries, something we are trying to prevent at all costs. We would need to up our daily

target of blood collected to anything around 4 000 to 5000 units per day countrywide until we reach the five-day stock level,” says Raju. Persons interested in becoming a donor can SMS their NAME and POSTAL CODE to 31454 to find out where their nearest donor centre is.


16 7 December 2012 By Mashudu Netsianda

Campfire project a handy source of income for council The Beit Bridge Rural District Council has received US$169 900 from its hunting concessions under the local Community Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (Campfire) project this year. Speaking during a handover ceremony of the proceeds to the beneficiaries last Tuesday, the local authority’s chief executive officer, Mr Albert Mbedzi said they distributed a total of US$81 516 to the local communities. This is a sharp increase, compared to last year, when communities received $59 680 under the Campfire community-share scheme. “This year’s hunting season was the best for the council in terms of safari hunts. We got $169 The Beit Bridge Rural District Council´s chief executive officer, Mr 900 from this year’s hunting concessions under Albert Mbedzi (left), hands over Campfire proceeds to the Ward 2 the Campfire project and 4 percent of that money Campfire project chairperson, Mr Johannes Ndou, during a ceremony went to the Campfire Association. The council then at the council offices. retained 50%of the proceeds, while the other half


was distributed to the locals as part of the Campfire community share scheme,” he said. The communities that benefitted include Tshikwalakwala, Tshipise, Masera, Shashe, Nottingham area, Pingwe Project in Sentinel, which covers areas in wards seven, eight and nine, and River Ranch in ward six. Nottingham received US$24 254 while Tshikwalakwala, Shashe, Tshabili and River Ranch received US$16 651, US$4 800, US$9600 and US$6216 respectively. Masera received US$960 and Tshipise US$480. Last year, the local authority realised US$124 335 under the Campfire project and distributed US$59 680 to the communities. Campfire is a community-based natural-resourcesmanagement programme developed by the government in 1989. The programme is principally designed to promote the sustainable utilisation of natural resources and preserving the rich natural heritage of the country, through the generation of income for local rural communities. The programme operates with the support of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, as part of its conservation function

in rural areas. “Under the Campfire project, we intend to conscientise our people on the importance of wildlife conservation as well as help in protecting it from poachers. It also makes wildlife valuable to local communities because it is an economically and ecologically sound land use,” he said. Mbedzi said the bulk of the money would go towards major rural developmental projects. The chairperson of the Ward 6 Campfire project, Mr Michael Muleya, said the money would go a long way in rehabilitating clinics, schools and boreholes, among other community development projects. The chairperson of the council’s committee on natural resources management, Cllr Joseph Itani Muleya, urged local rural communities to refrain from poaching, adding that there was a need to educate people continuously on the importance of wildlife conservation. “We need to conserve our wildlife so that our communities continue to benefit from the proceeds under the Campfire project. We also intend to train community resource monitors on key wildlife-management issues as a way of safeguarding against wildlife poachers,” he said.

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Leopards away to collect more points Black Leopards believe that they will come back with a full compliment of points from their away fixture against Mamelodi Sundowns. The two teams will meet in their Absa Premiership League match at the Lucas Morepe Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday afternoon. Sundowns are now under the guidance of a new coach, Mr Pitso Mosimane. The former Bafana Bafana coach was officially appointed on Monday this week, shortly after the dismissal of Mr Johan Neeskens. Neeskens was shown the exit after Sundowns lost 0-1 to Bloemfontein Celtic in

the final of the Telkom KO last Saturday evening. Sundowns are perched in the relegation zone on the log, while Leopards will be fighting it with the aim of maintaining their position. They are currently in the eighth position. In the other matches that will also be played on Sunday afternoon, Free State Stars will host Bloemfontein Celtic at the Charles Mopedi Stadium. Bidvest Wits and Amazulu will meet at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The match of the week will be staged at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg tomor-

row afternoon. That is where the Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, will face each other. The University of Pretoria will take on Chippa United at the Absa Tuks Stadium in Pretoria, while Lamontville Golden Arrows will lock horns with Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. Two matches will be played this evening. Ajax Cape Town and Maritzburg United will meet at the Athlone Stadium, while Moroka Swallows and Supersport United will fight for league points at the Dobsonville Stadium.

By Kaizer Nengovhela

Pull Together and Arsenal in goalless draw Mailaskop Pull Together held Madombidzha Asernal to a goalless draw at the Madombidzha grounds on Saturday. Arsenal was the superior side from the onset as far as possession of the ball was concerned.

Melvin Mabatha of Pull Together controls the ball.

This resulted in their putting more pressure on the defence of Pull Together for the better part of the match. They missed a golden opportunity in the 18th minute, when Melvin Mabatha shot wide from the penalty area. Realising that their midfield was weary, the technical department of the Maila lads introduced Rotondwa Rashaka for Daison Tshidihi. The second half was characterised by dangerous play from the Pull Together players. In an attempt to calm the situation, the referee flashed several yellow cards. Karabo Rakgale and Chris Manyatsha were booked for the application of dirty tricks and dangerous play. Maanda Nengovhela of Arsenal could not make the grade as the opponents used him as their “freeway”. The home team’s central back, Mavhungu Khodobo, and Jimmy Ramabubuda were reprimanded with cards for rough tackling and wasting time respectively. The draw was a fair result of the evenly contested match.

Trophies for achievements in sport were awarded at the Ridgeway Independent School’s prize-giving ceremony at the Reformed Church Hall in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) on 29 November. From left to right are Andy Makananisa (best senior soccer player), Shahejad Patel (best senior cricket player), Nkateko Mkansi (best senior netball player) and CasperJohn Venter (best swimmer). Fixtures

Another home match for Pride of Giyani After playing their NFD match against FC Cape Town at the Giyani Stadium last Sunday, Dynamos will play another league match in front of their home crowd this weekend, this time against FC AK, at the same venue on Sunday afternoon.


Local technology wins African award What started off as a “sideline” project at the Limpopo Mirror a few years ago, has now received international recognition. The AdBooker system that was locally developed is one of the winners of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC). The names of the 20 winners in the competition were announced last week during the African Editors’ Forum’s annual general meeting held in Rwanda. The competition boasts a total of $1 million in funding and technical support to the digital journalism projects. ANIC is the largest fund for digital journalism experimentation in Africa and is designed to encourage the finding of solutions to the business, distribution and workplace challenges that face the media industry. A jury of 15 international media strategists, technology innovators, and funding experts evaluated more than 500 project plans before selecting winners from a shortlist of 40 projects. “Africa’s media face serious challenges, and each of our winners tries to solve a real-world problem that journalists are grappling with. This includes the public’s growing concern about the manipulation and accuracy of online content, plus concerns around the security of communications and of whistleblowers or journalistic sources,” says Justin Arenstein, who manages ANIC as part of a wider digital innovation program with Africa’s largest association of

media owners and operators, the African Media Initiative (AMI). Winning projects will receive cash grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, plus additional technological support from a team of four full-time developers at AMI’s jAccelerator lab in Kenya, and business development support from some of the world’s top media strategists affiliated with the World Association of Newspapers & News Publishers (WANIFRA). “ANIC believes that all projects have the potential to either be replicated by media elsewhere in Africa, or to be scaled up across the continent, to create wide and sustained impact,” says Justin. Peter Barron, Google’s Director of External Relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa said: “We want to see journalism flourish in the digital age in Africa and the African News Innovation Challenge has helped spur some really exciting projects from across the continent. We’re looking forward to seeing these projects unfold and to working further with African journalists who are using technologies to gather and tell important stories.” ANIC’s founding partners include Google, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the U.S. State Department, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WANIFRA). The local project, AdBooker,

started off in 2004 when Zoutnet, publishers of the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror, realised the need for a centralised booking system for adverts appearing in the newspapers. Their web developer, William Stam, was tasked to develop such a system. Much against the trends of that time, he developed a web-based application. This had the advantage of being accessible via the Internet on almost any platform. Since 2004, the AdBooker system has been implemented in a number of newsrooms countrywide and proved to be a trusted tool for newspaper managers. In 2012, the system was completely redeveloped and the latest software programming technology was used to make it even more robust, with added features. The revamped AdBooker was entered as a project in the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC). The next step would be to make it available to more publishers, especially the smaller independent newspapers throughout southern Africa. “This is also why we are so delighted with the ANIC award,” says Anton van Zyl, manager of Zoutnet. “Our biggest challenge is to set up a research and design team that can do further technology development for small publishers. We need to secure the future sustainability of such a team, because independent publishers cannot be left behind insofar as development is concerned.”

Dynamos are still to win a league match this season. They have played eight league matches to date. As part of their many ways to address the ugly situation, the club appointed the former Platinum Stars’ head coach, Mr Owen da Gama, as the team’s new head coach last week. Dynamos must win the match in order to restore their pride and to move out of the relegation zone. They are currently lying at the bottom of the log, with only two points in hand. The other match that will also be played on Sunday will be between Witbank Spurs and Blackburn Rovers at the Puma Rugby Stadium in Witbank. Tomorrow’s fixtures are: Jomo Cosmos vs African Warriors, United FC vs Polokwane City, Thanda Royal Zulu vs FC Cape Town, Vasco da Gama vs Santos FC, Milano United vs Blackburn Rovers and Mpumalanga Black Aces vs Sivutsa Stars.All the NFD affiliates will play their preliminary matches for the Nedbank Cup KO competition next Wednesday, December 12. The fixtures are: Sivutsa Stars vs African Warriors, Vasco da Gama vs Santos, Polokwane City vs FC AK, United FC vs Roses United, Dynamos vs Mpumalanga Black Aces, Milano United vs Thanda Royal Zulu, Witbank Spurs vs Blackburn Rovers and Jomo Cosmos vs FC Cape Town.


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Maximum points for Western Stars Benny’s Care Soccer Academy lost 1-2 to Madombidzha Western Stars in their Safa Vhembe SAB match at the Tshiozwi grounds on Sunday. Both teams started the match with vigour and tried to outsmart their opponents. Two of Stars’ key players, Lufuno Ndou and Matari Nesthidzivhe, were cautioned with yellow cards in the 15th

and 18th minute respectively. The yellow cards, however, did not dampen the team’s fighting spirit. The wheel of fortune turned against Benny’s in the 20th minute. Their defender, Takalani Muleba, failed to keep the ball and Skapie Matuba scored easily. The members of his team’s technical staff could not forgive him for the blunder and he gave way to Mutshidzi Nemaxwi.

Stars scored their second goal via Daniel Nkosi. He received a beautiful pass from Percy Munonoka. The half-time score was 2-0 in favour of Stars. Benny’s did not press the panic button, despite the fact that their fans were becoming impatient. Their solitary goal came in the 85th minute. Billy Moyo scored after a corner kick by Rendani Galedzane.

Maweja take United Brothers to the cleaners The newly formed Maweja Takers FC collected maximum points at the expense of Duthuni United Brothers, when they beat them 2-0 in their SAB League match at the Tshakhuma Mulangaphuma grounds on Saturday. Takers dominated the proceedings in all departments, with their midfielders, Khumbudzo Muvhango and Musa Nedzamba, creating dangerous passes from behind. Takers took the lead in the 24th minute. Vhusihawe Likhanya caught the keeper of Brothers, Nditsheni Sigaba, off guard and blasted in a rocket from close range. The goal came after a mix-up in Brothers’ danger area. Takers were the first to introduce a new face. They replaced Ndishavhelafhi Tshitangoni with Takalani Kwinda seven minutes into the second half. The keeper of United Brothers, Nditsheni Sigaba, was booked for a continued argument with the referee. United Brothers suffered a big blow when they lost defender Johannes Mudau, who left the pitch with a pulled muscle. He was replaced with Mulweli Mathisa. Khumbudzo Muvhango of Takers missed a fortune in the 67th minute. He beat the offside trap and shot straight to the keeper, who executed a brilliant save. United Brothers lost hope after the Takers’ second goal, which came in the 78th minute. Vhusihawe Likhanya headed home to complete his brace, Vincent Ramunana of Takers controls the high following a free kick by Vincent Ramunana. ball.

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Tshifhuriwi ready to revive Dynamos The newly appointed head coach of Dynamos FC, Mr Owen “Rubberdol” Da Gama, is adamant that his team will soon be a force to be reckoned with. The former coach of Orlando Pirates, Bloemfontein Celtic and Platinum Stars joined the Giyani outfit last week. Thifhuriwi, as he is also known, joins Dynamos at a time when things are moving from bad to worse in the camp of the pride of Giyani. They have played seven league matches, without a victory, only sharing the points on two occasions. Da Gama takes over from the former assistant coach of Black Leopards, Mr Joel Masutha, who has been the caretaker coach since the beginning of the season. He was on the team’s technical bench when his side lost 1-2 to FC Cape Town in their NFD League match at the Giyani Sta-

dium last Sunday. In an interview with Limpopo Mirror earlier this week, Da Gama revealed that there are certain departments which need immediate attention. He stated that he would give every player enough chance to prove himself in the next four matches. He further indicated that he will bring in more quality players when the registration window opens next month. “For now, there is nothing much I can do, except to work with what I have, since the registration window is closed for now,” said Da Gama. He stated that he would work with Masutha as his assistant since Masutha had a better knowledge of the players. When confirming Da Gama’s appointment, the chairman of the club, Mr Pat Malabela, said that he was happy that the esteemed coach had at long last agreed to guide the team.

According to Malabela, convincing Mr Da Gama to join Ri khomeni ri nga peli was not an easy task. He further revealed that he was not going to put pressure on Mr Da Gama to produce good results overnight, saying the coach would be given enough chance to rebuild the team at his own pace.

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may be later. Name and Address of Executor, D.T. Mphaphuli Attorneys, Office No. 10, Thompson BLD, 30 Swongozwi Street, Makhado, 0920, REF: MPHAPHULI/T. B0025/EST/12 notice in terms of section 35 Kindly be informed that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in respect of the Estate Late: Aifheli Wilson Ramabulana, Identity Number: 4105255409081, Estate no:832/2012, Last Address: Dzanani, House no: 1551, Brown Street, in the District of Dzanani, Limpopo Province, will be open for inspection for a period of twenty one (21) days and at the Offices of the Master of the Limpopo High Court, Thohoyandou from the date specified or from the date of publication hereof, whichever may be later. Name and Address of Executor, D.T. Mphaphuli Attorneys, Office No. 10, Thompson BLD, 30 Swongozwi Street, Makhado, 0920, REF: MPHAPHULI/RAW0037/EST/12 notice to creditors in deceased estate All persons having claims against the undermentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days (or as indicated) from date of publication hereof. Estate No: 2620/12, Masters Office: Limpopo High Court Thohoyandou, Surname: Matidza, Christian Names: Balanganani Samson, Date of Birth: 1952/05/27, Identity No: 5205275211084, Last Address: Masia in the District of Vuwani, Date of Death: 21/11/2012. D.T. MPHAPHULI ATTORNEYS, Office no: 10, Thompson Building, 30 Swongozwi Street, Makhado, 0920, Tel/Fax: 015 516 6936 notice to creditors in deceased estate All persons having claims against the undermentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days (or as indicated) from date of publication hereof. Estate No: 2662/12, Masters Office: Limpopo High Court Thohoyandou, Surname: Mamuthubi, Christian Names: Ephraim, Date of Birth: 1976/04/27, Identity No: 7604275989087, Last Address: Ha-Kutama, Tshikwarani in the District of Tshilwavhusiku, Date of Death: 15/11/2012. D.T. MPHAPHULI ATTORNEYS, Office no: 10, Thompson Building, 30 Swongozwi Street, Makhado, 0920, Tel/Fax: 015 516 6936 notice in terms of section 35 Kindly be informed that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in respect of the Late Radzilani Litshanani Joseph,Estate no:2348/2012, shall lie on inspection at the Master’s Office at Limpopo High Court Building, Thohoyandou, for a period of twenty

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one (21) days calculated from the 03rd December 2012. Dated at Tshilamba on this the 03rdday of December 2012. Nefale M.I. Attorneys, Executrix Attorneys, Office no:01 & 02 Nefale Complex, Tshilamba-Opposite Mutale Post Office, Mutale, P.O. Box 35, Mutale, 0956, Ref: NEF/EST/R01

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“Quality is our Promise” Valley Farms Processing Company, based in the picturesque town of Levubu, was established in 1998 as a processor of fruit purees and concentrates, as well as dried fruit. Valley Farms seeks to employ the following person: Financial Manager The appointee will be a seasoned Financial Manager, with more than 5 years of financial and administration experience. The following are required: - Knowledge of budgeting process - Fluency with Pastel - Experience with exports - Proven capability of submission of all statutory returns - Cash flow management - Wage administration - Ability to implement internal systems and controls to ensure sound governance Duties: The Financial Manager is responsible for producing monthly accounts up to trial balance and submission of financial information in the required format for the Board. Good relations are required with a variety of suppliers and customers, requiring the appointee to have good communication skills. Sound cash flow management is a necessity in the position, requiring foresight and planning. Applications can be e-mailed to the General Manager, Mr Niel van Zijl (, or faxed to 015 583 0086. Closing date for applications is 14 December 2012


(One year contract renewable based on performance) Remunerations: R82600 – R97500 per annum The aim of this position is to ensure the smooth running of the provincial office operations. To provide executive assistance to the provincial Executive Committee and national SANGOCO office in an effective and efficient manner. The Director is key personnel in the coalition as he/she will end up being the representatives and point of contact with all Civil Society organizations – NGOs, CBOs, Government and all stakeholders in Limpopo, Nationally and SADC countries. Requirements: •Matric and equivalent qualification •A minimum of 3-5 years working with Civil Society organisations •Ability to give meaningful input and strategic management and vision of the coalition• Interpersonal skills • Demonstrate high level of written and communication skills • Planning and report skills • Project management skills •Negotiation and fundraising skills • Proven ability to provide strategic and innovative leadership. •Computer literacy •Research method and techniques • Knowledge of civil society organization •Facilitation skills •Budgeting skills •Ability to work under pressure • A valid driver’s license. Responsibilities: •Recruiting new members •Setting up SANGOCO regional structures •Identifying strategic partners and developing partners •Policy and legislation engagement for the benefit of the sector •Resource mobilization •Assisting members with NPO registration and other institutions •Monitor and evaluate training activities •Participating forums which requires COS representations •Provide sound advice on the institution communication strategies.

2. Project Manager`s Post

(One year contract renewable based on performance) Remunerations: R55900 – R67600 per annum Requirements: •Matric and equivalent qualification Certificate/Diploma in Project management •A minimum of 3-5 years working with Civil Society organisations Ability to give meaningful input and strategic management and vision of the coalition• Interpersonal skills • Demonstrate high level of written and communication skills • Planning and report skills • Project management skills • The incumbent will also be expected to have sound understanding of computer packages( MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point) •Good interpersonal and effective communication skills both orally and in writing • Knowledge of civil society organization •Planning, organizing and research skills and ability to manage functions associated with the coalition •Facilitation skills •Ability to work under pressure • A valid driver’s license. Responsibilities: •Recruiting new members from all the 5 district •Compile, update and maintain the civil society organization data •Be responsible for promotion special events and advertising campaigns of the coalition Setting up SANGOCO regional structures •Identifying strategic partners and developing partners •Resource mobilization •Assisting members with NPO registration and other institutions •Participating forums which requires COS representations CLOSING DATE: 19 December 2012 Should you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date of this advertisement, please regard your application as unsuccessful. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates. No late application will be considered. Applications to be submitted to SANGOCO Limpopo Provincial Office, Private Bag 5970 , Polokwane North, 0750 105 Schoeman Street, Polokwane Enq: 082 074 8305/ 073 506 0249/ 082 800 3751

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These students of Ridgeway Independent School in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) received some of the top trophies during the school’s prize-giving ceremony on 29 November. From left to right are Fatima Dawood (trophy for leadership), Rumana Seedat (trophy for helpfulness), Meghna Patel (trophy for loyalty) and Ismail Yusuf Omar (trophy for perseverance).


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Recruiting to a better future We specialize in the following: • Employment Contracts • Disciplinary Codes & Procedures • Disciplinary Hearings • Labour Disputes Tel: 015 516 5787 • Fax: 086 548 2261 E-mail: Unit 3, Light World Complex, President Str, LTT

VACANCY AUTO ELECTRICIAN * Qualified Auto Electrician * Must have trade certificate * Must have at least 7 years auto electrical experience * Electrical experience will be an advantage * Must be able to speak and write English.

Please fax full CV and copies of all documents to: 086 613 2356 for attention Mr. T Havadi. Fax to reach us no later than 17 December 2012.

Delta Blue Plant Hire requires the services of Drivers with Code 14 drivers licence and valid PDP, with relevant tipper truck experience.

Contact Steven: 073 996 0764


* Qualified Fitter & Tuner * Must have trade certificate * Must have at least 5 years fitting & tuning experience * Must be able to make his own tools * Must be able to weld * Must be able to speak and write English

Please fax full CV and copies of all documents to: 086 613 2356 for attention Mr. T Havadi. Fax to reach us no later than 17 December 2012.


Sales Representative

Leading FMCG seeks an experienced Sales Representative to sell and market Freedom Stationery products to current and prospective customers while achieving maximum sales profitability and growth. Key Performance Areas: Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential customers by visiting stores, meeting customers needs and attending to customer complaints / queries. Requirements: • Minimum 3 years experience in sales • Experience in FMCG industry • Good communication skills • Must be target driven • Experience in the stationery industry is an advantage Package: Market related salary with benefits Applicants should apply with a detailed CV to fax: 086 619 4407 or email:

New Generation Academy

Vacancy Maths & Maths Literacy (2). Send your detailed CV’s to: P.O.Box 1773, Sibasa, 1970. Closing date: 12/12/2012

VAcAncIES We are looking for the following personnel for our store:

1 x Sales Manager 3 x Sales Personnel

PLEASE NOTE: Only people with relevant qualifications and more than 1 year experience need apply. Application closing: 12 December 2012

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A farewell function for the Grade 7s of Madobi Primary School was held on Friday (30 November). In the photo are pupils, guests and teachers at the school.

30 years of making a difference ACADEMIC POSITIONS SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES Part-Time Lecturer


Duties: The incumbent will teach Psychology modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervise and monitor Bachelor of Psychology students during internship. Requirements: To be considered for an appointment, candidates must be in possession of a Master's degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology. S/he must be registered with HPCSA as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist. The part-time Lecturer must have at least 3 years' teaching experience at a tertiary institution or 5 years' professional experience in the relevant field.

Part-Time Lecturer/Part-Time Junior Lecturer

Duties: The incumbent will teach Psychology modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Requirements: For a Lectureship position, candidates must be in possession of a Master's degree in Psychology whilst a Bachelor of Psychology degree or Honours degree in Psychology is a requirement for a Junior Lectureship position. Registration with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) or previous experience in tutorship at tertiary institution will serve as a strong recommendation. The part-time Lecturer must have at least 3 years' teaching experience at a tertiary institution or 5 years' professional experience in the relevant field. For full details and how to apply: Visit or e-mail Closing date: 20 December 2012. Written Applications: The Director HR, University of Venda, Private Bag, X5050, Thohoyandou, 0950. An equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of Employment Equity. Applicants not corresponded with within 2 months of the closing date, to please consider their application as unsuccessful. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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Grade R pupils were photographed during the Madobi Primary School´s end-of-year ceremony last Friday (30 November). Teacher Ms Flora Baloyi (left) and HoD Mr Edzisani Muthathe (right) were photographed with the pupils.

“The University of Venda celebrates 30 years of existence (1982-2012)”


South African Custodial Management, (SACM), is a PPP Maximum Security Correctional facility, aims to promote Employment Equity when appointing a candidate with suitable skills and experience to the post of:

HEARING AND GRIEVANCE OFFICER Remuneration package is negotiable.

Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Facility (Makhado, Limpopo) Requirements: • 5 to 10 years work experience in a correctional facility or similar environment is a prerequisite • A post matric legal qualification will be an advantage • High level communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills in a diverse social and ethnic environment • Proven ability to prepare reports and submissions of the highest standards to management • Advanced report writing and interpersonal skills • An exemplary discipline, attendance and employment record is a prerequisite • Training or knowledge of Legal Aid and adjudications will be an advantage. Duties: • Attend to offender complaints and requests on a daily basis • Develop, monitor and improve procedures for the provision of services regarding legal issues, transfers and grievances/complaints • Encourage favourable behaviour and report any unusual behaviours which could result in breaches of security procedures • Grievance and requests handling • Identify training needs in collaboration with the training program specialists • Participate in offender disciplinary hearings in accordance with the relevant procedures • Communicate and network at all levels in the work environment in order to provide accurate and timeous offender information • Comply with S30 (1) and S36 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 • Compile and submit reports to employees, management and other stakeholders • Liaise with external agencies and Government Departments on legal matters on behalf of offenders. Written applications with a comprehensive curriculum vitae and contactable references should be forwarded to: The Human Resource Manager, SACM, Private Bag x2006, Makhado 0920 or email to Closing date for applications is 15 January 2013. Short-listed candidates may be required to write a competency test as part of the selection process. For enquiries please contact T. Makamane at 015 519 4500.


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By Elmon Tshikhudo

Legendary musician gets recognised Years ago, it was not easy to record Tshivenda music as music companies did not believe it could sell. One man single-handedly changed that mindset, when he recorded the first Tshivenda album. Against all expectations, it went multi-platinum. In 1986, legendary musician Dan Tshanda released a massive hit, Peacock, which then became something like a national anthem. Tshanda, of Splash fame, went on to produce hit after hit and formed very successful groups like Matshikos, The Dalom Kids, and Patricia Majalisa, among

others. The groups were unified under the Dalom Music label. Tshanda produced more than 20 albums with Splash and many others with other groups. He is widely travelled and has toured almost the whole of Africa. Of late, the music icon is not heard much locally but has endeared himself to fans in Botswana, where he is well established and his music is selling like hot cakes. Throughout his career, he received many accolades and awards but had basically been forgotten back home in

Limpopo. A fortnight ago, the veteran artist was over the moon when the Tshivenda Music Awards honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his efforts in taking Tshivenda music to greater heights. "I have received many awards locally and internationally, but have not received anything from my people back here in Limpopo. I am elated to have been honoured while I am still alive,” he added. Tshanda said he was busy recording and his fans couldexpect something new in 2013.

The angels took centre stage in this scene of the annual concert of Small Talk Christian Centre for Early Learning. The concert took place on 28 November in the Reformed Church Hall in Makhado (Louis Trichardt), exquisitely decorated by Small Talk. Crime

Hawks arrest 13 company directors The Hawks Anti-Corruption Task Team has arrested 13 company directors and a senior manager within the Department of Road and Transport, Mmakgomo Kgosana, during a two-day sting operation. The arrests follow an investigation into allegations of fraud to the value of R63 million paid by the Department of Roads and Transport early last year over a two-month period. On Wednesday, 28 NovemLegendary musician Dan Tshanda (right), who revolutionized Tshivenda music, received a ber, seven suspects, aged becertificate for his contribution to the development of Tshivenda music by Vhembe Executive tween 24 and 47, were arrested along with Kgosana. They were Mayor Tshitereke Matibe (left) and the SABC´s Mandla Soko. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

In custody for stokvel theft A 40-year-old woman was arrested after investigations by the SAPS at Levubu indicated that she may be linked to a case of robbery, where R28 000 was taken from the local stokvel's treasurer. The police reckon Vhulahani Ndou of Tshakhuma, a member of a women's club or stokvel, may have planned the robbery at the house of Mrs Joyce Mukwevho at TshakhumaLuvhalani. The incident took place on 3 October, just past midnight, when Mukwevho and her daughter, Fulufhelo (19), were severely beaten when two intruders demanded money from

them. The thieves used an iron bar to force the kitchen door open and then assaulted the two ladies until they handed them the R28 000. The money belonged to the stokvel. Three men, Freddy Mulovhedzi (55), Fulufhelo Mulovhedzi (22) and Lufuno Mavhunge (29), were later arrested and charged with the robbery. The police traced the mobile phone which was taken from the victims' house during the incident and found Mulovhedzi (Jr) in possession of the said stolen phone at Manamani village near Tshakhuma. According to the information made available to Limpopo Mirror, Ndou was allegedly standing under a tree watching while the robbery and assault took place. Joyce and her daughter were seriously injured during the robbery and Joyce was consequently hospitalised for six day. Mulovhedzi (Sr) is currently on parole, after serving more than 10 years in jail for a similar crime. He is also father to his co-accused, Fulufhelo Mulovhedzi, while Mavhunge is his son-in-law. All four accused appeared in the Vuwani Magistrate's Court on 27 November. The case was postponed to 12 Accused in stokvel money robbery: Vhulahani December for further investigation. Ndou of Tshakhuma.

Cedric Phukuje (Morolong Construction), Calvin Legodi (Sekgobokgobo Trading), Hlangeleni Phasha (Phetlako Construction), Precious Lekolwane (Bara Trading Enterprise), Mabina Ratshidi (Bingo Trading Enterprise), Denis Koza (Denrop) and Mulalo Nelwamondo (Courtesy Caterers). All of them appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court and were released on bail of between R5 000 and R10 000. Their case was postponed until 29 January next year. On Thursday, 29 November, a further six suspects, aged be-

tween 19 and 50, were arrested. They were Betty Mashahane (Morolong Enterprise), Tebadi Foromo (TC Foromo Trading Enterprise), Tshepo Malema (Arandi Trading Enterprise), Portia Sebela (Tsheke Trading Enterprise), Calton Marule (Phaladi Civil Construction) and Sekgobokgobo Ledodi (Sekgobo Trading Enterprise). They appeared in the same court, were all granted R5 000 bail and have to appear again on 30 January next year. According to Hawk spokesperson Capt Paul Ramaloko, more arrests are expected.


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Stench affects us badly says Hubyeni businesses “The Makhado Municipality is denying us our rights to basic municipal services and this is negatively affecting our business centre and neighbouring community,” said Mr Craig Holmwood, Synergy Income Fund Limited head of operations. A sewerage system that is leaking is

affecting the health of local communities around Elim and also has had a negative affect on businesses in the Hubyeni Shopping Centre for the past five months. The matter was first brought to the attention of the newspaper by two Elim residents who said they have been living in hell after the smelly sewer matter started flowing from

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When Limpopo Mirror visited the place last Friday, the stench was unbearable.

one of the centre’s back doors. “The line was damaged some months ago when the municipality connected a neighbouring building’s sewer line to the main sewer line. This caused gravel to constantly leak into the line (and blocking it),” said Mr Holmwood. According to Holmwood, the Makhado Municipality was notified about the problem a long time ago. “Despite numerous undertakings to attend to the problem, they (the municipality) have failed to take the necessary steps to ensure that the sewer lines are adequately repaired,” continued Mr Holmwood. Synergy Income Fund Limited said that they are very concerned about the constant soil leakage into the sewer line as this could result in the formation of a sink hole, which could impact on the structural integrity of the provincial road which runs above the sewer line in question. “We have afforded the municipality a final opportunity to rectify the problem by 28 November 2012,” he said, but did not disclose what steps Synergy Income Fund Limited might take if the municipal had not “rectified” the problem by the due date. The smelly liquid mess runs through a black pipe coming from below one of the security doors and then pours fluids onto the walkway at the back of the complex. It seems as if the sewage is intended for the drain down the walkway on the left hand side, right next door to one of the complaining residents. “I am losing customers who say they cannot enjoy food in a smelly place,” said Asire Degefa (29), who operates a small restaurant nearby. Mr Holmwood further added that he feels their rights to basic municipal services are being denied and this is negatively affecting their centre. “To date we have incurred costs in excess of R200 000 trying to resolve this issue,” he said. “This pipe has been affecting us and residents for a very long time by now.” said one business operator in the centre, who spoke on condition of anonymity. When contacted for comment last Tuesday, spokesperson for the Makhado Municipality Mr Louis Bobodi said that they are aware of the problem and that they have “referred the matter to the Vhembe District Municipality”. The Hubyeni centre is currently the only upmarket shopping centre in Elim.




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Two of the affected residents, Mr Asire Degefa and Mrs Maponisi Shihambi of Mabobo village in Elim.


7 December 2012 23 Fixtures

By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Basel and Stars in league clash Libago wins gold in Lesotho

Velile Mdaka.

Basel FC are geared to continue from where they left off last Saturday, when they meet Masesetjane All Stars in their Safa Second Division League match at the Makwarela Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Basel crushed Ray Pillars 4-1 at the Seshego Stadium, a score which the club’s spokesperson, Mr Vhutshilo Makhado, says they will double at the expense of All Stars tomorrow. All Stars must keep a close eye on the Basel scoring machines, Velile Mdaka and Walter Ramulondi, or else they will be buried alive. Another match which is expected to attract a huge number of spectators will be between Rospa United and the unstoppable Magezi FC. It will be a home fixture for Rospa United. Magezi are one of the close contenders for the league championship. Residents of Musina and the surrounding areas will enjoy entertaining football at their

doorstep. Their home team, Nobela All Stars, will host Winners Park at the Lesley Manyathela Stadium. Nobela All Stars are battling to find a winning combination this season. Phungo All Stars will play their second away match in a row. They will pay a visit to the newly promoted Baobab Zero Fake at the Nkowankowa Stadium in Tzaneen. Giyani Hotspurs will host Ray Pillars at the Giyani Stadium. The pace setters, Baroka FC, will entertain Lephalale Young Killers at the Ngwana Mahube Stadium in Sekhukhune. Mighty FC and The Dolphins will rub shoulders at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium this evening. On Sunday, Modimolle Aces will play against Blue Rocks at the Ephraim Mohale Stadium in Modimolle.

Walter Ramulondi.


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Half-marathon in Kwazulu-Natal two months ago. Makhado Municipality’s mayor, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, congratulated Libago on having represented the municipality and province in Lesotho. One of Libago’s main supporters and a youth developer, Ms Grace Ramabulana, asked businesspeople to sponsor Libago trips, so that he can participate in more races. “He’s got talent and he needs financial support to reach where many professional athletes are today,” Ramabulana.

In the photo are (from left to right) Mayor David Mutavhatsindi, Thikhathali Libago and Mr Sakkie Mutshinyanli (Makhado municipal manager).

Athlete of the year Dakalo Ramabulana of Soutpansberg Primary School is the school´s athlete of the year. He received his awards during a ceremony at the school last week.

A local long-distance runner, Thikhathali Libago (20), performed well and finished the 21,1km race during the Lesotho High Altitude Marathon in second place. The international road race was held in Mokgotlong, Lesotho, last Saturday and Libago completed the race in 69:00. He received a gold medal and a cash prize. “I am happy to see myself achieving this much,” he says. He adds that he had qualified to participate in Lesotho when he won the Goss & Balfe South Coast Marathon &

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