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Platinum Gazette

Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad

6 December 2013

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Spotlight on local government audits and performance

The poor state of local government in Limpopo came under the spotlight this week during a provincial oversight meeting held in Polokwane on Tuesday under the auspices of CoGHSTA CoGHSTA MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe said after the meeting the government was committed to achieve clean audits in all spheres of government by the 2014, stating this commitment has been hard to achieve and it is a concern for everyone as municipalities are a strategic sphere of government focused on growing local economies, providing infrastructure and basic services delivery. Our municipalities have the highest backlogs in basic services, are financially distressed and some have the highest number of informal settlements and are underspending on their infrastructure grant. As a department responsible for providing support to municipalities, we needed to gather and engage both the political and the administrative leadership of our municipalities. We needed to present to ourselves as leadership facts as to the state of affairs in our municipalities, bleak as it is and deliberate that a lot has to change, wrongs must be made right and that issues of concern must be addressed as a matter of urgency. The implementation of Local Government Turn Around Strategy is something that must be pursued with vigour and purpose with special emphasis to service delivery, governance, financial management, infrastructure development and most importantly fighting corruption. We are saying that the strategy implementation must be a priority because it is a blueprint for better service delivery aimed at achieving a responsive, accountable, effective and efficient local government. In our quest to help municipalities that are experiencing undesirable audit outcomes and financial problems, the Department has commissioned over a three year period the services of Financial Accounting Firms under the Resident Accountant Project to provide technical financial management and hands on support to municipalities. These Accounting Firms assist municipalities to address audit issues while building sufficient capacity to improve and stabilize financial management. We acknowledge that we still have challenges: Our municipalities have regressed and this is a matter of great concern. We have identified the challenges that gave rise to the poor performance by our municipalities. He said in addition to unique problems such as little or no control over fiancial affairs, municipalities are also indebted for water and electricity, have no effective debt collection policies or rewvenue base and received negative audit outcomes due to lack of internal controls, lack of basic skills and non-compliance with relevant legislation. The MEC said the department will continue to ensure that municipalities improve their record management, conduct frequent bank reconciliations and also improve compliance with Supply Chain management. A Provincial Audit Outcomes Oversight IGR Forum has been established and nincludes all five District Mayors and twenty five Local Mayors. The primary mandate of this structure is to provide political leadership and guidance towards achieving clean audits in all municipalities with the MEC stating we have a firm believe that, with all the efforts put on achieving clean audits, we will able to overcome all these challenges.


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Dwarsrivier Mine
Crime Awareness at Maila Mapitsane
Dwarsrivier Mine joined forces with the Sekhukhune Police to host a Crime Awareness Day at Moleshatlou Secondary School last week Thursday. The Sekhukhune SAPS area is divided into three sectors. The event was held in section 3. During the 2012 festive season this area was a problem area with crimes such as robbery, drug dealing and burglary as some of the common offences. This year the station with the assistance of Dwarsrivier Mine and some other stakeholders made the community aware of their rights, but also encouraged them to report crime and have a zero tolerance towards criminal activities in their area. The programme was lightened with music and dance. A host of guests attended the day in an effort to stop crime. Mr Remember Mmbengwa from Dwarsrivier Mine told the crowd that the safety of communities in the area is important to them. That is why they attended the day, but also invested in repairing and doing some maintenance on high mast lights in various villages within Greater Tubatse. The central message of the event was: Zero tolerance to crime this festive season. Be aware, take care and report any suspicious or criminal activities.

Left: Mr Remember Mmbengwa from Dwarsrivier Mine was one of the days speakers. Other guests included the Community Folicing Forum (below), Kgoshi (top left) and Councillors.



Road hazards ...

The cattle are to be expected on the (newish) tarred road between Penge and Mankele. Not the large rock. Unexpected when going around a corner of the scenic Olifants River route. It does not seem that the rock above the road has been stabilised / are stable and can be a real hazard. Next to this big one, another boulder has bounced on the road surface and came to rest on the other side of the road. It broke through the top layer of the road surface where it hit, and will lead to potholes if not repaired.

Spot the feline...

No garbage removal in Burgersfort on Monday. On Thursday, still there. The cat and Louis the Fly having a ball.



Christmas wishes to everyone

May every employee, their families and our surrounding communities have a blessed Christmas time. Remembering what Christmas is all about and sharing this special time with our loved ones is the best way to bring 2013 to an end. Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the success of this year and in 2014 we will continue to grow together. Those who will be traveling - keep safe. At work safety comes first. Take it home and arrive alive when you are traveling. Enjoy this special time and may you Mr Emile Britz, General Manager, have a peacefulChristmas and a Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines. happy New Year!

Samancor ECM donated 100 blankets to the annual Winter Warmer project of Friend in Need. Friend in Need is a nonprofit organisation operating in the Steelpoort/Burgersfort and Lydenburg region. The vision of Friend in Need is to reach the multitudes by serving the community in various facets and in so doing be active partakers in the great commission. The blankets were distributed to local Crches within the Eerstegeluk and Mampuru village areas. Each child received a blanket, and the non-perishable food was donated to the crches for their respective feeding schemes.

Feeling the warmth with ECM

Golf Day creates smiles

The Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines Golf Day raised funds for much needed projects. Grade R learners of Itireleng Primary School, Mangabane Primary School, Boerboomkraal Primary School and Dithamaga Primary School were all smiles when they received new back packs as part of this years Back to School project made possible through the golf day.

67 Minutes on Mandela Day

The Mandela Day campaign message is simple: Mr Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. Mandela Day is a call to action for individuals for people everywhere to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Mr Mandela did. Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines did some repair work and painting at the Mangabane Creche with the help of ECM contractors. We would like to thank everybody who gave 67 minutes of their day for this good cause.

In the last quarter of 2013 a project to encourage recycling was launched at Mogolo Secondary School. This project is a joint effort between Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines and the New Reclamation Group (Reclam). Through this initiative learners will not only generate an income through recycling for their school, but also become more aware of waste management. The school received four recycling stations for papers, glass, tins and plastic. Additional skips were also provided for scrap metal objects for recycling. The idea is to grow the project so that it can overflow to more

Taking care of the environment

schools in the area. Through monthly competitions in 2014 the learners will be encouraged to participate in the project and thus ensure sustainability and continual environmental awareness.



Itirele Primary goes all the way with ECMs support

Samancor ECM sponsored cricket gear for Itirele Primary Schools cricket teams. In 2014 the school showed that they are worthy of the support and trust ECM has given them. Their teams progressed up to provincial level and reached the finals where they made not only ECM proud, but the whole district.

New computers for Mangabane Primary School

Mangabane Primary School benefitted from the upgrading of their computer centre. The children use the computers for research and computer skills development and the old computers were outdated. ECM donated 11 new computers and a printer to the school.

Renovations at Boerboomkraal Primary School

Boerboomkraal Primary School at De Bad has approximately 40 learners and two teachers. This school was in dire need of renovations as walls, roofs and floors were falling apart. ECM received a request for assistance and completed renovations in February this year. The school is now a safe place of learning again. The principal, Elina, thanked ECM for their contribution to achieve this.

Mr Pieter Brits, ECMs HR Manager with the team and their coach, teacher Patricia.

Womens Day at ECM

Wildevy 4x4

In July ECM participated in the Wildevy 4x4 day. Through this day funds for charity is raised to support local initiatives. ECM participated in manning a stand and the potjiekos competition. The teams went o to win the following prizes: Best Potjiekos, Best Team Spirit, Best Theme, Most Original Theme and Best Obstical Point. The theme of this year was Breast Cancer Awareness.

On 24 August 2013, ECM hosted a Womens Day lunch at Winterveld Rec Club. Some of our employees showed their talents by reading their own poems. The motivational speaker for the day was Amanda van Zyl. She again made the ladies aware of their importance in society. She said Beautiful people do not just happen...They have bloomed through heartache, defeat, suffering and loss. Like a pearl, a womans true beauty is reflected by the light from within.

The annual casual day was celebrated on 06 September 2013. The HR team showed their support by dressing up and going BIG. The theme this year was GO BIG. Casual Day is celebrated too raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.

Going big on Casual Day



Wildevy Manne sluit af

Die Wildevy Manne het verlede week Saterdag Die hoogtepunt van die aan was toe 55kg ribs en 55kg garnale gebraai is. hul afsluiting vir 2013 by die Wildevybaan gehou. Die middag het die manne pret gehad deur die modder gate en om met voertuie tou te trek. Die aflsuiting was n familie geleentheid en daar is ook met geskenke dankie ges vir almal se harde werk. Die Wildevy Manne het hierdie jaar R147 000 aan liefdadigheid oorbetaal.

Die manne het lekker pret gehad in die modder voor daar die aand saam gekuier, gedans en gebraai is. Die mans het die aand met hul gesinne bygewoon en die kinders het hul eie pret gehad.

Die Wildevy Manne se bestuur vir 2014.

Be aware of crime to prevent it

The message is spread all over
On Friday 29 November the Tubatse police and community stakeholders held a function at Mantopi Primary School in Ga Malepe Village. The SAPS, Victim Empowerment Programme representatives and the Department of Health addressed the community and learners on the prevention of domestic violence, the prevention of sexual abuse against women and children and also on drug abuse as part of the 16 days of activism on No Violence against women and children. On Thursday 28 November a similar event was hosted at Ga Motodi Village. Some of the days participants included the Department of Justice, Love Life and the Department of Health and Social Development. The campaign was led by the Tubatse SAPS social crime prevention commander Capt Chipishi Justice Moraba. Pamphlets with crime prevention hints were also distributed during the campaign. (Photographs & information: Tubatse SAPS, Const. Jerial Movundlela).

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Tubatse SUPERSPAR customers continues to win

Tubatse SUPERSPARs WinA-Car competition is in full swing. Lucky customers also walk away with prizes in the weekly draws. The big prize, a VW Polo will be drawn just before Christmas, so customers still have a chance to enter for this massive prize. Buy for R300 or more and enter your till slip in store to stand a chance to become a lucky winner. Customers have now for 19 weeks been walking away with cash and other prizes in the lucky draws. Dont miss out on your opportunity to perhaps become a winner!

Mr Abram Makgwale from Ga Mongatana walked away with a R500 shopping voucher. Ms Nonjabulu Mbiza handed it to him.

Mr Lucas Phaswane from Praktiseer was one of the winners of a R500 shopping voucher. Ms Nontsikelelo Mhlongo handed it to him.

Ms Sheila Komane from Taung won a R500 shopping voucher. Ms Thandiwe Mkhabela handed it to her.

Ms Dineo Makua from Bothashoek was one of the lucky winners. She received her R500 shopping voucher from Ms Mmathapelo Maloma.

Kom hou saam Geloftefees

Almal word uitgenooi om saam te kom kuier by die Watervalsrivier Geloftefeesterrein. Program: Vrydag 13 Desember 08:00 - Laertrek o.l.v Frans Winterbach (Kampkommandant, 082 499 6481) 18:00 - DVD (Gratis springmielies en koeldrank) 19:00 - Saam braai (Pap, sous en kole word voorsien) Saterdag 14 Desember 08:00 - DVD 10:00 - Boeresport 14:00 - WAtersport en Waatlemoene 18:00 - Boeredans (Potjiekos te koop @R20) Sondag 15 Desember 09:00 - Kerkdiens 10:30 - Vertrek na waterval. Brunch - bring al jou eie benodighede. 18:00 - Opvoering - Karien (R10 ingang) Kom lag en sing saam. 19:00 - Saam braai (Pap, sous en kole word voorsien). Maandag 16 Desember 04:00 - Saluutskote o.l.v Frans Winterbach (Stiptelik!!) 08:00 - DVD 09:00 Erediens gelei deur Ds Riaan Botha 11:30 - Algemene vergadering 13:00 - Saam eet onder boom. Bring jou beste vleisgereg/bykos/poeding. 19:00 - Saam braai (Pap, sous en kole word voorsien) Dinsdag 17 Desember Laer breek af en ontruiming. Kontakpersone: Willie Potgieter (Voorsitter) - 082 829 7053 Frans Winterbach (Kampkommandant - 082 499 8481. NB. Bring asb. eie stoele saam.



Dwarsrivier Mine
2 Million Fatality Free Shifts Celebrated
Dwarsrivier Mine was honoured on Wednesday 4 December 2013 for reaching 2 million fatality free shifts on 2 October this year. At the function two trophies were presented to the mines general manager, Mr Mthi Mtshengu. The one is the Mine Health and Safety Council trophy that was handed to Mr Mtshengu by Ms Rene Joubert. The second trophy is the St Barbara Trophy. This was handed over by Mr Andr Joubert. Mr Joubert welcomed Mr Mtshengu into the symbolic family of millionaires. This is a special honour reserved for mine managers whose leadership guides their mines and teams to reach the millions milestone. He also encouraged Dwarsrivier Mine to continue on their safety at work to follow in the footsteps of mines that have not had a single fatality in 10 years of operation. Mr Mthi Mtshengu assured the guests that included representatives from the Department of Mineral Resouces (DMR), politicians, board members and executives from the various Dwarsrivier Mine shareholders that they are determined to reach the 3 million fatality free shifts milestone. He also gave honour to those were not able to attend the formal function, but is a cardinal part of the achievement - the employees working underground. A special celebration will be held at the mine for these employees. Congratulatory messages were also delivered by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Department of Mineral Resources (photographs directly below). The Dwarsrivier choir provided the entertainment on the programme and sang songs they composed for the occasion. It was the first time in Dwarsrivier Mines existence that theyve reached 2 million fatality free shifts.

Mr Mthi Mtshengu receives the MHSC Trophy from Ms Rene Joubert.

Above: Mr Mthi Mtshengu receives the St Barbara Trophy from Mr Andr Joubert. Right: Mr Mthi Mtshengu brought honour to those who worked hard for this achievement.

Greater Tubatse Municipality Mayor, Cllr. NJ Mahlake encouraged Dwarsrivier Mine to continue putting the safety of their employees first.



HIV/Aids and Wellness Day celebrations at ASA Metals

At Dilokong Chrome Mine and Smelter employees celebrated World Aids Day with a complete wellness day. They could have their blood pressure, blood sugar and eyes tested. They could also find out their HIV status. Employees received HIV/Aids tokens in the form of water bottles and caps. Different shifts were targeted to ensure that the message of hope and encouragement to know your HIV status is spread to all employees. The days event culminated into a special programme with guest speakers, municipal councillors, union representatives and ASA Metals employees. Ms Mauny was the keynote speaker and lighted the symbolic candle in remembrance of the fight against HIV/Aids. She brought a message of hope to the employees attending the function. She stressed that uprotected sex should not be allowed by women. The choir also performed various items to augment the programme.

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2013 Christmas message

As another year draws to a close we as Management from Two Rivers Platinum would like to extend a word of thanks to everyone that contributed towards making this another successful year. The success we had during this year would not have been possible without the contributions of our employees, suppliers, contractors, local communities and other stakeholders, and for that we thank you! This year had its own challenges that we had to face as individuals and as a company. By working together as a team we managed to pull through tough economic times and still managed to grow as a leader in the platinum industry by exceeding our production targets. We furthermore had the privilege to see two very successful projects coming on line during the year, namely the Tertiary Mill and Chrome Plant. As Management of Two Rivers Platinum we would like to wish all our employees, suppliers, contractors, local communities and other stakeholders a safe festive season, a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014. May you all experience peace and the special LOVE that our Saviour blessed upon us . A special word of appreciation to the employees that will be working during the holidays. Please travel safely and return with renewed energy and focus - ready to face the challenges that lie ahead in 2014. Let us together take Two Rivers to even greater successes next year and beyond! Adriaan de Beer

Arrive Alive this festive season

Two Rivers Platinum with its key partners ensures safety during the festive season and that those travelling and walking to see their loved ones arrive safely.

During 2013 Two Rivers Platinum also participated in the Mines Road Traffic Safety Campaign to encourage road safety awareness.




TRP invests in communities

Mr Sam Manana (right) is a member of a Co-operative funded by Two Rivers Platinum (TRP) in partnership with the Thaba Chweu Municipalitys LED department. The Co-operative consists of people with baking skills who were unemployed but keen to start their own business. Through TRPs assistance a building provided through the municipality was upgraded and start up stock provided. TRP also assisted with mentorship to ensure sustainability of the project. The bakery started operating early in October 2013 and it is doing well. This is part of TRP Enterprise development initiative aimed at creating the much needed jobs in the communities in which it operates as well as in its labour sending areas.

Best Water Point for the 3rd year running!

On 30 November Two Rivers Platinum Mine manned a water point during the Eastern Limb Mines and Sekhukhune District Executive Mayors Road Race. For the third consecutive year Two Rivers Platinum was chosen as the best water point. One of their secrets? Cold water! The team had some of the coldest water around and with fast and friendly delivery to the runners a winning combination was secured.

Baubu Transport is a shining star for the Platinum City

A complex deal between Two Rivers Platinum Mine and Baubu Transport Services involving eight (8) locally-based and historicallydisadvantaged South African business individuals, has finally delivered a fleet of 10 brand new luxury coaches. Today, the TRP workforce is being transported safely to and from work. This partnership which was established five years ago, was initiated by Two Rivers Platinum (Pty) Limited in consultation with the recognised trade unions and its employees. It was not a rags to riches kind of story for us. It was hard but necessary. It is very rare for new comers with different business and life background to sustain a project for more than a year. We were lucky to immediately gel from the beginning as business partners, hence the Baubu Transports success story. When we faltered, Two Rivers Platinum chipped in and rescued whatever the situation. They have been patient with us, said Mr Segweka Riba the managing member of Baubu Transport. Baubu members were also truly committed to the course and have also made sacrifices to achieve this fit. In addition to ensuring that these opportunities are awarded to local SMMEs, Two Rivers Platinum also ensures that there is proper skills-brush off. They also ensured that the entities are allocated a business mentor relevant to their specific business. We would like to thank Two Rivers Platinum for their leadership and for not only talking about local economic empowerment and enterprise development, but practising it. Baubu and other SMMEs from the local communities are testimony to TRPs single handed efforts. When we started the business, our confidence level and professionalism was not up to scratch. Today we run a well-oiled business operation which is customer-focussed and safety conscious, concluded Mr Samuel Maphanga a member of Baubu Transport Services. The reviewed contract enabled them to upgrade their initial assets by procuring four new luxury coaches as well as increase their initial fleet of fifteen seater and twenty-three seater coaches accordingly. As a result, they were also able to create fifteen new permanent jobs opportunities for the local communities. Today Baubu Transport Services is generating over R10 million per annum from its partnership with Two Rivers Platinum Mine and is now looking forward to a new contract which was recently signed with the Mine. When we conceptualize business opportunities, we aim to achieve two objectives in mind, namely that we walk the talk in line with our Transformational agenda, of ring-fencing certain business opportunities within our operation, including core-business, for the local HDSAs, thereby ensuring creation of real wealth for our communities and sustainable job creation; Secondly, ensuring that our safety principles are extended to our external environment safe transportation of our employees to and from their place of work, said Mr Adriaan de Beer, the Business Leader at Two River Platinum Mine. Two Rivers employs just over 2400 employees, excluding contractors, 66% of which are sourced from its host communities and labour sending areas within the Greater Tubatse Municipality and Sekhukhune District Municipality. As the Mine grow, we commit ourselves to also grow with the communities affected by our operations and it is through these types of interventions and partnerships that we hope to enhance the quality of lives for our current employees and leave a legacy for generations to come. concluded Mr de Beer.


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Invitation to Tender
Extension of Substation Building North Shaft Tender: R-TM1310/03
Assmang Limited Dwarsrivier Mine seeks a Company to extend the current Substation building at the North Shaft. Preference will be given to HDSA Companies. Interested parties are invited to attend a compulsory site meeting for the above stated tender. Date: Time: Venue: Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:00 Dwarsrivier Mine Plant Boardroom

ELECTRICAL AND WATER RETICULATION DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Assmang Limited Dwarsrivier Mine seeks a Company to submit a proposal for the Design and Construction of the Water & Electrical Reticulation of Kalkfontein & Steelpoort Park. A COMPULSORY CLARIFICATION/BRIEFING/SITE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT DWARSRIVIER MINE. VENUE: TRAINING CENTRE DATE: FRIDAY, 13th December 2013 TIME: 10H00 FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE TENDER CAN BE REQUESTED VIA E-MAIL FROM: TELEPHONIC QUERIES WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED. TENDER REQUIREMENTS/CRITERIA: Professional membership with regulatory bodies. Designs to be approved by a qualified Engineer. Valid Workmans Compensation Certificate of good standing under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries Original and valid Tax Clearance Certificate Valid and original or certified copy of SANAS accredited BBBEE Certificate or an Auditors/Accountants letter confirming your EME status. . No telephonic enquiries Enquiries: will be entertained. Interested parties to register via e-mail by Tuesday, 10 December 2013, using their preferred e-mail address. All communication will take place electronically only.


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Busy week for Tubatse Masters

On Monday 2 December the Tubatse Masters hosted Dilokong ASA Metals Mine FC in Praktiseer for a friendly soccer game. During the first half the Tubatse Masters Dolphin Ngele and Jerial Movundlela scored a goal each to make the half time score 2-0. The visitors created scoring opportunities but were denied by the great saves of Masters keeper, Derrick Phokane. A third goal by Jury Semono for Tubatse Masters ensured the final score was 3-0. The Tubatse Masters played agains Tubatse Chrome at Winterveld Recreational Club on last week Wednesday. Once again the Masters dominated the game, but failed to prevent the hosts from taking the first goal. In the second half both teams worked hard to create scoring opportunities. Tubatse Chrome managed to score three more goals. Louis Matuludi and Tebogo Letsoalo from Tubatse Masters were able to also put the ball in the back of the net. The final score was 4-2 in favour of Tubatse Chrome. On Thursday 28 November they played again. This time against Wonderers FC. The game was played in Bothashoek at Mokgabudi Primary School. Both teams played hard but failed to score during the first half. In the second half the hosts scored their first goal, but Aubrey Malindisa.made sure that his goal even the board out again. Close to full time the hosts managed to net another goal to win the game 2-1.

Travel safe arrive alive

Danil Makua, a local marathon runner known for his colourful attire during races has a special festive time message for the people of Tubatse. Dont drink and drive, watch out for pedestrians and arrive alive this Christmas. People must be vigilant on the roads and obey the law so that everyone can have a safe, peaceful and happy Christmas.

(Photographs and information supplied by Tubatse Masters; Jerial Movundlela)




Race Results Executive Mayor/Eastern Limb Mines road race

The results for the 21 km race: 21km: Men Open 1 Benedict Moeng (Transnet) 63:26; 2 Sibusisu Nzima (Nedbank) 63:32; 3 David Manja (Nedbank) 63:50; 4 Xolisa Tyali (Nedbank) 63:55; 5 Precious Mashele (Transnet) 64:11; 6 Joel Mmone (Nedbank) 64:14; 7 Noxin Kibor (Toyota) 64:28; 8 Julius Kitur (Maxed Elite) 65:14; 9 Paul Manwa (Toyota) 65:23; 10 Timothy Chelimo (Toyota) 66:24. Veterans 1 Brighton Chipere (Maxed Elite) 67:52; 2 Leboka Noto (Toyota) 72:16; 3 Timothy Makofane (Scaw) 73:40; Masters 1 Daniel Mothibe (New Balance) 75:16; 2 Francis Makuka (Bashewa) 78:28; 3 Israel Madibana (Eskom) 80:00; Grandmasters 1 Mputhi Mabotha (Eskom) 94:32; 2 Don Charles (Nedbank) 94:50; 3 Daniel Hlongwane (Nedbank) 95:26; Juniors 1 Emmanual Ramohlale (RWFL) 73:15; 2 Lebogang Mosito (Scaw) 74:38; 3 Mabu Collins (Nedbank) 75:20 . Women: Open 1 Diana-Lebo Phalula (Maxed Elite) 78:53; 2 Alemtsehay Kakisa (Nedbank) 80:29; 3 Irene Loritareng (Toyota) 82:34; 4 Alicen Manake (Temp) 83:02; 5 Nobule Tshuma (Elim) 85:09; 6 Tsion Lemma (Nedbank) 85:54; 7 Poppy Mlambo (Boxer) 87:20; 8 Takalani Ntulani (Transnet) 88:54; 9 Jane Mudau (Nedbank) 90:15; 10 Gladys Lukhwareni (Transnet) 93:30; Veterans 1 Paulina Phaho (Transnet) 1:44:43; 2 Nomvula Kenyane (ADT) 1:51:51; Masters 1 Jane Mudau (Nedbank) 90:15; 2 Estelle Kroukamp (New Balance) 1:58:59; 3 Sewele Maponyane (UJ) 2:03:22; Grandmasters 1 Margaret Boshoe (Sunninghill) 2:12:40; Juniors 1 Nobule Tshuma (Elim) 85:09; 2 Portia Mabena (Modikwa) 2:12:41; 3 Good-Enough Maisela (Temp) 2:25:32.

The Executive Mayor/Eastern Limb Mines road race took place last week Saturday. Read more on page 16.

Different mines hosted water points along the route where athletes could quench their thirst.

Young and old participated and between the 5km, 10km and 21km races there was a distance for everyones fitness.

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races were run. A 5km fun run also took place. All the races ended at the Sekhukhune FET College in Praktiseer. Young and old participated in the event with the eldest participant being 89 years old (photograph left - with Sekhukhune Executive Mayor, David Mogobo Magabe and GTM Mayor NJ Mahlake). This annual race is growing in popularity and the large amounts of prize money at stake makes it a must-run for the professional athletes. The winner of the 21.1km race walked away with more than R10 000. Get all the results and more photographs on page 15.

Run, run, run!

On Saturday last week the Executive Mayor/ Eastern Limb Mines 10km and 21.1km road