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Platinum Gazette

Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad

14 March 2014

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Cut off!

The access road between the villages of Mankgele, Banareng and Makopung near Leboeng were severely flooded by the rain and even graders had problems traversing the roads at certain points. People had to walk huge distances as few vehicles could manage to traverse the temporary bush road over a grassy (and soggy) hill into the village (now readers can see why Platinum Gazette personnel are not too eager to accept invitations to informal 4 x 4 outings - we get it all in a days work). Makopung was not the only village affected by inaccessibility this week.

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MQA expands
The Mining Qaulifications Authority (MQA) on Tuesday hosted a Stakeholder Engagement Forum at the CN Phathudi Campus of the Sekhukhune FET College at Praktiseer. The meeting in the college hall was very well attended by delegates, although it seemed that the current wage strikes in the area adversely affected the attendece of some delegates, especially from local mines. A large number of FET College students also attended the meeting, where the local expansion of the MQA was expalained, as well as the authoritys future role in training and growing of the mining industry. The increasing importance of local representation by the MQA was emphasised and the role of fledgling regional offices highlighted with the introduction of key roleplayers to delegates. The forum was also attended by key roleplayers from government such as the Office of the Premier in Limpopo. The question and answer session during the meeting proved to be very popular and roleplayers went to great lenghts to clasrify uncertainties and to explain the working of the MQA.


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Rain bad for vagrants

When extreme weather strikes it is often the poor that gets hit the hardest. A vagrant man currently calling Makopung home moved from an old ruin into nearby bushes after walls started to collapse around him. He is unable to obtain government social support as he is without an identity document. In the picture above Mr Robert Makhubedu showed the newspaper where mans (wet) blankets are being stored in the ruin.

The mighty Olifants River is running deep and wide after all the recent rain. The top photograph was taken at Penge on Wednesday this week.

While villagers from areas such as Makopung had to make alternative travel arrangements (photograph left) residents from Mankele Village were smiling all the way. The bridge (photo above) over the Olifants River was finished last year and even after rain that caused flooding elsewhere they remain connected to the outside world.


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The recent heavy rains not only brought inconvenience to humans and animals, but also some beauty. The waterfall on the left was photographed at Lepelle Village Section 2, adjacent to Strydom Tunnel, this week. The photographs below were taken between Schoonoord and Mohlaletsi Village on Saturday last week. Roads became rivers and an abandoned donkey cart stood lonesome while the animals waited for their owner to return after the rain.


Careful driving is necessary when taking on the Abel Erasmus Pass towards the Strydom Tunnel. Part of the road caved away during the heavy rains. Especially at night the markers might not be visible enough. A dangerous hole on which Platinum Gazette previously reported is still standing strong after repairs to it - good work road construction team!

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project Phase 2 (ORWRDP-2):

Phase 1 of 3 intakes
Applications are invited for the passport to future project from the youth up to the age of 35 years residing exclusively in communities along the pipeline route for the ORWRDP-2. If you have passed grade 12 (or equivalent) this is your chance. Graduates are also welcome to apply. The Passport to future project programme will entail the following: a) CV development b) Preparation for job interviews c) Career guidance d) Team work e) Communicating effectively f) Organizing and managing oneself g) Basic Computer literacy (including internet job search using cellular phone) h) Project management PHASES The project will be implemented in three phases and will accommodate 100 participants per intake. This is phase 1 of the 3 intakes to take place. In total, 300 youth from the project area will benefit from the programme. PROGRAMME DURATION 3 Months per intake To apply, please submit a letter of motivation accompanied by certified copies of your qualification/ s at the Basil Read Offices situated at: 180 Gathlane Rd Steelpoort Park Ext 3 Steelpoort Please take note that all applications are to be verified for locality by the area Project Liaison Committee Member (PLC) by means of a Traditional Authority Stamp or a Proof of Residence Letter issued by the Municipal Ward Councillor. The closing date for applications is 21st March 2014

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The Environmental Justice Networking Forum (EJNF), shared resource established to service the common interests of participating South African non-governmental and communitybased organizations on matters concerning environmental justice and sustainable development, facilitated a recycling workshop at a lodge outside Burgersfort on Friday last week. Facilitators taught men and women from various NGOs how to turn waste such as old newspapers or plastic bottles into articles that can be used around the home. As is evident from the photogrpahs to workshop also proved to be immense fun.

Limpopo Safety and Security promotes 365 days no violence
Nthame Primary School between Burgersfort and Riba Cross was a hive of activity on Tuesday when the Limpopo Department of Safety and Security hosted a seminar concerning the 365 days of no violence against women and children. Senior personnel from the Police and government officials from various departments and speheres of government attended the seminar. Localo, regional and provincial politicians also attended and while roleplayers gave messages of support, ample time was given to stakeholders to give their inputs regarding problems experienced in communities that spark violence against women and children. The provincial Police band from Polokwane also attended and as usual, proved hugely popular with everybody present whan rendered an almost faultless repertoire.

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Samancor, Eastern Chrome Mines is part of a progressive, innovative company that strive for Zero Harm to their people and the environment. The company is committed to improving the quality of life of people and communities in and around their operations.


Samancor, Eastern Chrome Mines has been granted a Mining Right for the Lwala project to operate on the farms Forest Hill 117 KT and Clapham 118 KT. The process seeks to finalise a long term (30 years with a potential to extend) lease of approximately 720 hectares on Forest Hill and Clapham farms. PURPOSE To formulate a community resolution in terms of the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act of 1998 (Act31 of 1998) and related regulations that requires the consent of the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform as the nominal owner of the above-mentioned properties. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The following interested and affected parties are invited to attend: (i) Residents or community members of Mashishi, Manyaka and Kgoete Tribal Jurisdictions (ii) Members of Mashishi, Manyaka and Kgoete Tribal Councils (iii) Community Based Organizations (iv) Youth Structures (v) Business people (vi) NGOs operating in the afore-mentioned villages (vii) Social Welfare Organizations (viii) Ward Committee members (ix) Crop Field owners on the affected portions. N.B The Community Resolution process will be facilitated by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Enquiries: Office Number: Cell Number: M.T Thobejane 013 230 7000 079 148 6121

MEETING SCHEDULE PER COMMUNITY Community Ga-Manyaka Ga-Mashishi Ga-Kgoete Venue Bakoni-Ba-Manyaka Tribal Office Roka-Mashishi Tribal Office Nareng-Thokwana Tribal Office Date 06 April 2014 05 April 2014 05 April 2014 Time 10H00 11H00 14H00


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Is South Africa a failed and lawless country?

International interest in Oscar Pistorius murder trial currently being heard in the Pretoria High Court also placed the focus on South Africa as a country. Alan Dershowitz, an American jurist and commentator told talk-show host Piers Morgan on CCN that South Africa is a failed and lawless country. He added that South Africa has deep, deep racial divisions. His appearance on the talk show was at the start of the trial and since then the hordes of international journalists had enough time to experience South Africas hospitality, observe the justice system and use things such our banking and telecommunication systems. According to Max du Preez, a South African author and columnist a failed state is classically defined as a state with a failed judiciary; an inability to provide public services or enforce its own laws; a state with military interference in politics; a state that has lost the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within its borders; a state where citizens basic human rights are perpetually at risk. Platinum Gazette asked readers whether they agree with Dershowits description of South African or not. They also motivated their answers and told the newspaper what they feel is something that works very well in South Africa and can be seen as an example to the rest of the world.

Mr George Maluleke said: I think I agree. With tender corruption and Me. Marlene Prinsloo s: Ek stem Zumas Nkandla scandal we show saam want nie almal hier word oor that we are lawless. We hear things dieselfde kam geskeer wanneer dit and dont know where it will end. by wet en orde kom nie. Vir een is What is good here is the fact that dit reg om met korrupsie en moord even in tough economic times weg te kom en vir n ander nie. Wat South Africa has good job goed is by ons is die feit dat ons opportunities compared to other baie meer open minded is as mense countries. Government is doing well in ander lande. Ons gee ook om vir to encourage companies to employ ons cultural heritage. By haar is young people. Peanut.

Mr Godfrey Katlego said: Yes, there is no control over crime in South Africa. We dont have work, so people do crime. What is good about South Africa is that we have a lot of mines.

Me. Grace Shingange s: Daardie man het nie mooi van Suid-Afrika gepraat nie. Ons is nie so nie. Ek hou daarvan dat hier by ons kan die wit mense se koppe dink en help dat Suid-Afrika reg loop al is daar baie swart mense wat lui is.

Mr Nice Poeng said: No! South Africa has good laws! We must look at countries like Nigeria and Zimbabwe where they still hang people. We are better than that. I think our justice system is an example for the world.

Mnr. Louis Pieterse s: As ons so n failed en lawless country was sou mense nie vir misdade vasgetrek geword het nie. Ons crime rate sou baie erger gewees het. Ons mense hier is baie nice en n voorbeeld. Suid-Afrika is nie die skoonste plek nie maar dis die mooiste en lekkerste plek.

Mnr. Willem Montgomery s: Ja, mense hier neem reg in eie hande. Die polisie doen of niks, of neem ook die reg in eie hande. Kyk net hoe is daardie ou in die Kaap sonder sy klere aangerand. Dit pla die volk! Suid-Afrikaners se verdraagsaamheid oor die jare is n voorbeeld vir ander lande.

Mr Mahlatse Selahle said: South Africa is not a lawless country. You get a mix of people from countries all over the world here. The problem is that these foreigners often become gangsters. I think we have good banks and hospitals in South Africa.

Mr Mmusho Serage said: No, I dont agree with him. This is a democratic country. Our laws work well and we let the law take its course like with Mr Pistorius. We do have crime, but our law enforcement officers are trying to control it. Our justice system and laws are an example to the world.

Mr Leonard Bengura said: I disagree with him. If we were lawless people like Pistorius would not have been brought to trial. I trust our justice system and think it is an example for other countries. Just look at our track record to put away criminals.

Mr Kgaogelo Mpethi said: No, it is not true. South Africa is nice for us. Look at Malema. He was speeding and the cops caught him and took him to court. South Africa is not lawless. What I like is our transport system. You can travel anywhere you want - we have taxis and buses. Government is also busy delivering electricity and water.

Ms Betty Rankwe and Ms Petunia Mahlo said: Yes, we agree with him. We are suffering with our roads and schools and services. Our government is so poor. There is also too much crime. What we like about South Africa is that we are together now as one. South Africa is free. We are one people and we have democracy. Right: Ms Pretty Masuku, Jane Maphanga and Rebone Mokgethwa said: It is lawless here. Even if they know some did something wrong they just investigate, investigate and investigate, but dont really do something. They only do things with high profile cases such as Pistorius. We like the freedom we have. We are also ahead with cell phones, e.g. in Zimbabwe you dont easily get network coverage.

Ms Vinolia Majutla and Ms Petronel Kwinika said: Things in South Africa are going fine. Crime is bad, but we are coping. Our justice system works just fine. South Africa is a beautiful country - everything is beautiful and an example to the world.

Mnr. Quintin Krog s: Ja, hy is reg. Dit is soms regtig lawless en failed hier in Suid-Afrika. Die polisie is korrup. As jy n saak wil aanmeld wil hulle jou nie help nie. Ek kan ongelukkig aan niks dink waar ons n voorbeeld vir ander lande is nie.

Ms Anna Mamabolo said: We are not a lawless and failed country! There is everything we need in this country.

Left: Ms MP Maleka said: No, our government is managing to improve our lives. The Pistorius thing was just an accident. It is a family affair, it should not be for the whole world.

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Growing entrepreneurship at Joshua Generation

On 28 February Joshua Generation held an entrepreneurs day. On this day the learners could sell various products and services. Entrepreneurship often form part of projects from the classroom. Learners have to plan, budget, advertise, sell and eventually calculate profit and expenses for their entrepreneurs day activities. (Photographs: Joshua Generation).

Snacks and food were popular items for sale.

Fun and games are often popular activities on entrepreneurs day.

New leaders for Joshua Generation

Joshua Generation recently elected new leaders for 2014. Left are leaders from the Burgersfort Campus Sphesihle Skhosana, Victor Mugweni, Estelle Bellicini (All student leaders).

Rugby afrigting op Steelpoort

Steelpoort Akademie se rugbyspelers het verlede week die rugbyseisoen afgeskop met n kliniek wat deur oudCraven Week afrigters aangebied is. Die rugbyspelers het tussen balle skop en gooi ook n paar spesiale tegnieke geoefen. Verlede jaar het die skool se eerstespan puik presteer en die skool hoop om hierdie jaar hul sege voort te sit.

(Photographs & Information: Joshua Generation).

Steelpoort Campus Marley Modiba (Student Leader), Khutso Lekalakala (Student Leader), Tshepo Banda (Media Leader), Liebhe Janse van Rensburg (Media Leader), Nika Janse van Rensburg (Student Leader), Nerine van Wyk (Media Leader)


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fees are based on the number of employees and are affordable: 1-10 employees - R250 per year; 11 - 25 employees - R500 per year; 26 50 employees - R750 per year and 51 plus employees - R1000 per year. Application forms can be obtained from More information can be obtained from Carl Lourens at 082 257 8082.

Business Chamber launched

On 6 March the Greater Tubatse Business Chamber was officially launched. The business chamber will be affiliated with AHI and will benefit business people in the area. Amongst the standard objectives of enchancing business, networking of business people etc., the chamber has an obligation to itself and the public to engage with local

government in talks, planning and whatever is needed to be done to promote service delivery and to get it to levels that are acceptable to the public. The management committee already identified several focus points and members on the management committee will be tasked with different matters. Business people are invited to join the business chamber. Annual

Just married

Winning at Hi-Q Burgersfort

Mr Johannes Makofane was the lucky winner of a Cadac Gas Braai system. He bought two tyres at Hi-Q Burgersfort (Tlou Tyres) and entered the competition. On Friday last week Mr Sipho Aziza from Hi-Q handed him the prize. Mr Makofane was not sure exactly where he will be using his prize, but he was sure that hell keep on supporting Hi-Q Burgersfort!

Mr Clement Molabe and Ms Tebogo Mashabela held their wedding celebrations on 1 and 2 March at Serafa Village (brides home) and Moroke Village (grooms home). (Photographs and information: Five Two Four Music and Videos Production).

Golden Dividend240 (Pty) Ltd

Reg no. 05/034292/02 Farm Mooihoek Driekop PO Box 169 Burgersfort 1150

Golden Dividend240 (Pty) Ltd

Reg no. 05/034292/02 Farm Mooihoek Driekop PO Box 169 Burgersfort 1150


ROLE PURPOSE To maintain HR practises and procedures within the respective section/departments and give support to Senior HR to manage and co-ordinate the HR functions/department. Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to in all operations in respective area of responsibility. ROLE REQUIREMENTS A valid Grade 12 certificate. Degree/National Diploma in Human resources. At least one or two years experience in Human Resources field. Negotiation Skills. Computer literate. One year (HR) experience in the mining and/or smelter environment will be an added advantage. MS Office experience. Knowledge of basic conditions of employment Act. Adhere to Mine Health and Safety Act. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS Ensure the compliance with recognition agreement requirements in area of responsibility. Act as HR representative during disciplinary hearings and grievances. Assist to ensure the achievement of employment equity targets within the incumbents designation area. Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly reports. Administer relocation and furniture removal of new employees. Processing of petrol and travel reimbursement for recruitment candidates. Feedback reports on exit interview and compile labour turnover report. Contol and capture all employees leave. Conduct recruitment requisition, placement of advertisement, attend to recruitment responses, short listing, interviewing and administering assessment of selected candidate. Coordinate the engagement, induction and contracts of all new employees. Conduct the validation of qualifications, criminal, integrity and reference checks. Responsible for time and attendance operation at the section. Maintain housekeeping as per divisional or departmental standards. Attend safety meeting, information sessions and training as and when notified or scheduled. CLOSING DATE: 25 MARCH 2014 HOW TO APPLY: Please forward your applications to the HR Office, Fax: 013 230 7722 or e-mail GENERAL: Golden Dividend 240 (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer Assessments may be one of the methods utilized to determine the successful candidates. The company reserves the right not to make an appointment. This being a Maroga Community Project, preference will be given to applicants from the maroga Coimmunity. Applicants who have not heard from the company within 30 days of sending a CV could accept that their application were not successful.


ROLE PURPOSE To participate in the working activities of the stores as part of the services of the Procurement Department to the operational functions of Golden Dividend and ASA Metals. ROLE REQUIREMENTS A valid Grade 12 certificate. Diploma in Supply Chain Management or related. Negotiation Skills. Computer literate. One or two years experience in related field. Adhere to Mine Health and Safety Act. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS Establish range of all non-stock stores items. Receive purchase request from originator. Check on regular suppliers product cost. Capture and enter all confirmation information, data and statistics. Ensure that information is readily retrievable and available for quick reference. Report or rectify abnormalities or defects detected at own users end. Indicate if waste of product or abuse is suspected. Attend to problems and abnormalities. Complete all required month-end report / other reports. Maintain housekeeping as per divisional or departmental standards. Attend safety meeting, information sessions and training as and when notified or scheduled. CLOSING DATE: 25 MARCH 2014 HOW TO APPLY: Please forward your applications to the HR Office, Fax: 013 230 7722 or e-mail GENERAL: Golden Dividend 240 (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer Assessments may be one of the methods utilized to determine the successful candidates. The company reserves the right not to make an appointment. This being a Maroga Community Project, preference will be given to applicants from the maroga Coimmunity. Applicants who have not heard from the company within 30 days of sending a CV could accept that their application were not successful.

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Supply Chain Management Unit

Bid Name 1. Marketing, Branding and Events Management Bid Number GTM/19/13/14 Document Fee R200.00 each (non-refundable) Expected to bid are: Companies registered for Marketing, Branding, and Events Management

7. Allerlei/ Miscellaneous
Your number one outlet for fridge compressors, gas refill and other fridge/freezer/stove & washing machine components! Visit Cash Trader Burgersfort. At the back of Capitec and old ABSA Bank, next to Supa Save (old Post Office Building). Tel: 076 111 8405

Compulsory Briefing Session 19th March 2014 at 10h00 at Old Municipal Council Chamber,Corner Kort and Eddie Sedibe Streets, Burgersfort


Bids shall be evaluated and adjudicated in accordance with Greater Tubatse Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy as amended, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5 of 2000, responsiveness to the bid document(s), and on a 80/20 points system, of which the 80 points will be for Price and 20 points for BBBEE level

9. Te Huur/ To Rent
VIP Rentals Two and Three Bedroom Units available Please phone: 074 354 1274


1 This bid is restricted to the service providers registered for marketing, branding and events management and bid documents will be on sale from 19th March 2014 for a non-refundable fee of R200.00 each at cashiers office, No 1 Kastania Street, Greater Tubatse Municipal Civic Centre lower ground from 8h30 to 15h00 Monday to Friday. Bids will be closed and opened in public on the 28th March 2014 at 12h00 and must be fully priced, signed and sealed in and envelope, appropriately marked the bid proposing for and deposited into Municipal Tender Box which is available 24/7 days a week at the reception of Greater Tubatse Municipality, 1st Kastania Street, Burgersfort. No faxed, e-mailed, telephonic or late bids will be accepted. The Municipality has no obligation to appoint any bidder and reserves the right to appoint bidders individually and or collectively to execute the above contract, and negotiate further conditions and requirements with the successful bidder. In terms of National Treasury Regulation, no bid will be accepted from the persons in the service of state and bidders failing to comply with the requirements of the bid document will be submitting non-responsive bids. 90 working days after the bid closing date is our validity period

Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does - Stuart Henderson

All bidding enquiries should be directed during working hours from 7h30 to 16h00 to MM Mapeka at 013 2311224 or and technical enquiries to AT Mokoena at 013 231 1187 or
Address: 1 Kastania Street, Burgersfort; PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150; Tel: 013 231 1000; Fax: 013 231 1467; Website:




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Leboko is the top veteran

Modikwa Marathon Club participated in the annual Mining News Sports road race. The race took place last Saturday in cool weather. Leboka Noto finished in 6th place overall and was the first veteran home. He ran the 10km race in 33 minutes. Mines from all over the country participated in the event. The days winner came in at 30:15 min and ran for Driefontein Mine. The team from Driefontein Mine won the prize as the team of the day for their overall performance. Stephen Moeng from Modikwa finished in 36 minutes and took second place in the Modikwa team. All the runners had a great day and this was good preparation for speed work in the build-up to the rest of the races planned for this season. The Modikwa team thanked the Modikwa Management for their support as well as the good luck wishes received from their colleagues. (Photographs & Information: Willem Montgomery).

The ASA Metals Smelter and its subsidiary, Dilokong Chrome Mine, are situated in the eastern limb of the Bushveld Ingneous Complex (BIC), where some 83% of the worlds chrome reserves are located. The key to our ongoing success has been continuous innovation and development. These endeavours include: A chromium production mine An ore beneficiation plant Pelletising and sinter plant Four 66 MVA production furnaces. These exciting developments have necessitated the employ of only the best the mining profession has to offer. Join us at our operation, close to the rapidly expanding town of Burgersfort in the Limpopo Province.

Engineering Foreman (C5) - Pelletising

Role Purpose: To contribute toward business success by ensuring the optimum availability of specified engineering equipment at the lowest cost and at the optimum reliability levels. Role Responsibilities: The incumbent will ensure that day to day performance is measured and reviewed and corrective actions initiated and monitored. Ensure that on going team and individual performance measurement and review take place within the section. Ensure the day to day resources is effectively and efficiently utilised. Improving the overall performance of the workplace to ensure optimum service delivery. Schedules the use of resources on a day to day basis. Conducting fault finding on specified equipment and executing repairs or replacements. Conducts on job coaching. Advises on equipment replacements when needed. Requirements: Grade 12 with Maths and Science. NQF Level 5 qualification in the Mechanical/Electrical field (National Diploma). Trade Test. Supervisory qualification required. At least 3 years experience in the Engingeering environment. Experience on Pelletising Plant equipment will also be required. Microsoft office and Quality Management Systems.

Production Foreman (C5) - Pelletising x 1

Role Purpose: Ensuring the optimum operation of the Pelletising plant during a production shift. Role Responsibilities: The incumbent will be ensuring that the specific production process is executed according to the required standards and that the achievements of production results are optimized through workplace efficiency. Ensuring that all work for the shift is properly allocated and that all material, tools and equipment is available and properly functioning. Take appropriate actions to ensure process is efficiently ran. Ensure compliance with workplace rules and that all performance deviations are reported and appropriately dealt with. Facilitate the effectiveness resolution of workplace problems and the prevention of recurring problem. Implements continuous improvement practices. Responsibility on honest/accurate time management and safety. Ensure that your sub-ordinates understands the work instruction and train them on how the job is done and ensure proof of training by doing the PTOs. Ensure that all reporting systems are running as they should Capture all information that must be kept on the system Check the information on the log sheet is correct and sign it out. Ensure that permit book is signed in and signed out as required by the law. Ensure that no work on equipment without permit signed. Requirements: Grade 12 with Maths and Science or related FET certificate. Preferable Production Management Certificate. At least 3 years experience in a Metallurgical plant. Experience as a Pelletising Controller. MS Office package.

Leboka Noto from Modikwa Marathon Club was the first veteran to finish.

Supply Chain Management Unit


DOCUMENT FEE: R500.00 (Non-refundable)

EVALUATION AND ADJUDICATION CRITERIA Bids shall be evaluated and adjudicated in accordance with Greater Tubatse Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy as amended, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5 of 2000, responsiveness to the bid document(s), and 90/10 points system. CLOSING DATE AND OTHER CONDITIONS
1 Bid documents shall be on sale from the 20TH March 2014 for a non-refundable fee of R500.00 at cashiers office, Greater Tubatse Municipal Office, Lower ground, No 1 Kastania Street Burgersfort Bids will be closed @ 12h00 and opened in public on the 9th April 2014 and must be fully priced, signed and sealed in an envelope, appropriately marked SUPPLY OF HEAVY DUTY MACHINERY GENUINE SPARE PARTS: GTM/22/13/14 and deposited into the Municipal Tender Box which is available 24/7 days a week at the Reception of the Greater Tubatse Municipal Civic Centre No 1 Kastania Street Burgersfort. No faxed, emailed, telephonic or late bids will be accepted. No compulsory briefing session The Municipality has no obligation to appoint any bidder and reserves the right to appoint bidders individually and or collectively to execute the above contracts, and negotiate further conditions and requirements with successful bidder In terms of the National Treasurys Regulation, no bid will be accepted from the person(s) in the service of state and bidders failing to comply with the requirements of the bid document will be submitting non-responsive bids, 90 working days after the bid closing date is our validity period.

Shift Supervisor (C3) - Ben Plant x 1

Role Purpose: To contribute towards business success by ensuring that daily documents are done. These include five minutes safety talks, checklist, mini risk assessments and time and attendance. Supervise all operation in accordance to set production targets. Prepare a shift report. Participate in the working activities of the Ben Plant thus contributing to the final product of the company. Role Responsibilities: The incumbent will do supervision of all tasks that need to be performed at the Beneficiation Plant. Ensure that ll section attendants, Sampler, sorters and assistants conduct their tasks accurately and efficiently and conduct PTOs and ensure good housekeeping. Ensure that SHEQ requirements and systems are adhered to at all times. Ensure the effective maintenance of the Beneficiation Plant by the creation of all necessary work orders as the need thereof may arise from daily check lists. Complete shiftily production reports and daily production summaries as well as the updating of shift data to the production graphs and the updating of notice boards. Conduct task allocated by Seniors or Foreman in line with the nature of the job. Requirements: Grade 12 Certificate with Maths or Science, or equivalent. At least 2 years experience in a Beneficiation Plant. At least 1 year experience in Supply Chain Management. Previous supervisory experience is beneficial. Computer literate with advanced Microsoft office skills. Good English communication and writing skills. General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given tohistorically disadvantaged South Africans. Assessments may be one of themethods utilised to determine the successful candidate. Thecompany offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position. The Company reserves the right not to appoint. Please forward your application to on e-mail to: or by Fax to: 086 269 5572. Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.

Technical queries related to this bid should be directed to SM Mathunyane @ 0132311000. General queries should be directed to Mr. MM Mapeka @013-231 1224 or 1000.
Address: 1 Kastania Street, Burgersfort; PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150; Tel: 013 231 1000; Fax: 013 231 1467; Website:

Closing date: 26 March 2014



14 MAART 2014



Modikwa Marathon Club runners race against other mines

The Modikwa Marathon Club enjoyed participating in the Mining News Sports road race last week Saturday. The team competed against teams from mines all over the country. The race consisted only of a 10km run for the different age and gender groups. The results for the Modikwa Marathon Club team were: Leboko Noto - 00:33; Stephen Moeng - 00:36; Peter Molapo - 00:40; Sonia Makoua 00:40; Justice Phokane 00:41; Herman Mogale 00:46; Adolph Boshego 00:48; Lawrence Raphiri 00:48; Relognation Maphanga - 01:10. Leboka Noto took the 6th position overall and was the first veteran home. Stephen Moeng used the race as his comeback to the team and did them proud with his finishing time of 36 minutes. (Photographs and Information: Willem Montgomery)

Tubatse Masters vs Minisoda F.C.

Friendly game at Ga Madiseng
On Wednesday 12 March the Tubatse Masters visited Minisoda F.C. in Ga Madiseng Village next to Riba Cross. The Masters dominated the game in the first half by creating many scoring opportunities. The first goal was scored by Loui Matuludi after he beat the defence of Minisoda. Later in the first half the Masters increased their lead with a free kick from Jerial Movundlela to make the half time score 2-0. In the second half the hosts tried to come back, but they failed to penetrate the strong defence of the Masters. The score remained 2-0 until the final whistle. (Information and photographs: Jerial Movundlela).

The Tubatse Masters team and their support at the game.

Groot en klein doen kata en komite op Ohrigstad

Die Triton Karate Toernooi het verlede Saterdag op Ohrigstad plaasgevind. Lees meer op bladsy 12.

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14 MARCH 2014

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Karate op Ohrigstad
Triton Karate Toernooi
Die Triton Karate Dojo van Ohrigstad het verlede week Saterdag vir die tweede jaar die Triton Karate Toernooi aangebied. Van so klein as 3 jaar oud het die karatekas deelgeneem en hul slag met kata en komite gewys. Die kampioenskappe is by die Potgietersaal by Ohrigstad aangebied en terwyl die karatekas binne besig was is daar bedrywig buite kos gemaak en verkoop. Deelnemers het medaljes vir hul pretasies ontvang en die dag is as n leerskool gebruik vir deelname aan verdere karate toernooie gedurende die jaar. Vir sommige van die heel kleintjies was die paneel beoordelaars n bietjie intimiderend. Sensei Ryna van Dyk van die Triton Dojo het saam met n paar die mat aangedurf.