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Platinum Gazette

Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad
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6 November 2009

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Startup for Project Sunrise
Last week Friday saw a joyful day for ASA Metals at Dilokong Chrome with the official startup of Project Sunrise, when the President of Sinosteel Mr Huang Tianwen, visited the completed expansion project. Sinosteel, a Chinese state controlled company, is the majority shareholder in ASA metals with 60 percent of the shares. The other shares is held by Limdev. ASA Metals successfully commissioned its new 600 000 ton per annum pelletising and sintering plant during July 2009 with the first sintered pellets produced at 12:20 on Sunday the 12 July. The successful commissioning of the pelletising and sintering plant signified the first major milestone in ASA Metals’ expansion. The plant will beneficiate chromite concentrate into pellets that will be supplied to the new furnaces that has just been completed. The two furnaces (top photograph) are 66 MVA closed furnaces, each with its own pre-heaters. The utilization of pellets in the new furnaces will boost overall charge chrome production capacity to around 400 000 tons per year. The pelletising and sintering plant is scheduled to ramp up to full production by the end of the calendar year. ASA Metals has started during January 2008 with an extensive development program to increase their ferrochrome productioncapacity with 300 percent. The whole project was completed well within the timeschedule, budget and safety objectives of the project. Mr Huang and his party was hosted by the MD and CEO of ASA Metals, Mr Richard Zhang, and the COO, Mr Herman Smith, at the new completed project. They did an extensive tour of Dilokong Chrome with the highlight at the new furnaces where a plaque was unveiled by Mr Huang outside the control room and office block outside the the new furnaces.

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Photographs form top right to bottom: Mr Juan du Preez (left in the red jacket) highlight some aspects of the project to Mr Huang (blue jacket) and Mr Zhang near the top of the furnaces. The photograph just underneath shows the pelletising and sintering plant as seen from the furnaces. The next photograph sees the toasting of the successful completion of Project Sunrise by Mr Smith and Mr Huang (safety rules observed with classy grape juice), while the plaque speaks for itself.




The Executive Mayor of of Sekhukhune District Municipality, Cllr Mogobo David Magabe, says it is everybody’s tresponsibility to work towrds caring for the elderly and vulnerable groups in the communnity. Speaking at the district celebration of social development month at Riba Cross last week Friday, Cllr Magabe told a huge audience that the social developkment cluster has made substantial progress in alleviating poverty and creating caring communities for older persons. He said people should acknowledge and celebrate the value and contribution of older persons in society, emphasise the message of respect for older persons as a cornerstone of our cultural background and identity, identify and record the eledst living persons in the district and facilitate support and welfare services to older persons and vulnerable groups. He said the Childrens Charter in the Constitution demand from people to take care of children and that mothers and sisters and brothers in home based care facilities should not lose hope in taking care of children in these fascilities. With regards to disabled people the district mayor told the audience that he is aware of efforts to revive the District Disabled Forum. He also called on the media to partner with NGO’s and government in the district to alleviate the plight of vulnerable groups.

We must care for the elederly and vulnerable

Christmas Market Kersmark ‘09
When?/Wanneer? 7 November 2009 Where?/Waar? In front of OK Minimark Voor OK Minimark Time?/Time? From 10:00 - 14:00 What?/Wat? Stalls, fun and much more Stalletjies, pret en plesier Bookings/Besprekings: Minimal cost per stall. Come display and “Blessed is the season sell your Christmas gifts, which engages the whole special products or services. world in a conspiracy of Minimale koster vir ‘n love” - Hamilton stalletjie. Kom verkoop en Wright Mabie stal jou geskenke, produkte en dienste uit. Cost?/Koste? R150 per stall. Free entrance for all. Everyone welcome to join. R150 per stalletjie. Gratis ingang. Almal is welkom! Enquiries/Navrae: Elize, 013-231 7227 Vonnie, 013-231 8090

Buy gifts, food and other home made products. Come showcase your business! Kom koop geskenke, kos en ander tuisgemaakte produkte. Kom bemark jou besigheid!

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Tel: (013) 231 8090 or 087 808 4022/3




Getting used to robots
This happens every minute: jumping the red light! Not only for vehicles: pedestrians ignoring the red man.

Quick guide

Nato’s Ville
Security Complex - Burgersfort

Drive and walk allowed.

Careful! Don’t walk.

Stop! Driving and walking prohibited.

3 Bedrooms (main bedroom en-suite with the one bathroom) 2 Bathrooms Openplan Kitchen and scullery Lounge and dining room Under cover parking R5 500 per month (excluding water and prepaid electricity)

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Nato’s Ville is situated approximately 1km out of Burgersfort on the Ohrigstad road. Contact: Bilaal - 084 505 8209




Villagers with many problems
Mapareng village came in the spotlight last week when the villagers blocked the R36 with rocks and 74 of them were arrested. This was in protest of not having any electricity. They are however unhappy about more than just that. A RDP project was left unfinished and many of the houses that were finished are cracking. In many places the trenches that were dug for foundations of the planned RDP houses are still visible. Some of the toilets that were constructed are sagging and standing totally scew. They are also struggling with a water reservoir that has not had water for the last year. According to residents the defective pump was replaced with another defective pump. They have brought these issues under the attention of the municipality (see document on the right), but so far these issues have not been addressed.

Some of the Mapareng residents showing a toilet that is standing scew due to sagging. They are Mr Timothy Mgiba with Mananki and Mr Doctor Mahlake.

Blown away
The ATM at Temba Garage in Burgersfort was blown to pieces on last week Friday morning just after 03:00. The robbers held the petrol attendants as well as the security guard at gunpoint while two blasts took care of opening up the ATM. The robbers who were heavily armed even showed a customer to get away from the pumps. Before they escaped with an undisclosed amount of money the men fired shots into the air. Nobody was hurt. By the time of going to press to arrests have been made.

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Rough ride on Steelpoort/ Lydenburg road
The sad state of the road connecting the R37 to Burgersfort and the R555 between Burgersfort and Middelburg was once again highlighted this week when frustrated motorists attached six sign boards next to the road. The road carries high volumes of heavy traffic to and from Steelpoort and are in places littered with potholes. The recent rains also contributed to the fast deteriorating state of the road. In some cases motorists find it easier to drive on the side of the road than on it. This road has not yet been listed as a priority to be rebuild at this stage. From time to time attempts are made to fix stretches of potholes, but is seems that it is impossible for those fixing potholes to keep up with the fast rate of deterioration.

Frustrated motorists attached signs such as these to poles along the road.

These are your sector managers
In an attempt to combat crime within the Burgersfort policing area, the station has now been divided into five sectors. These sectors will be monitored by sector managers and their teams. These sector managers are also a direct line to the police in case of an emergency or when the public has information that could assist in the prevention of crime or the capture of criminals. The four sectors as shown on the right are being monitored by the various inspectors on the photographs. Sector 5 consisting of the farm areas including Motsepula, Valencia, Welgevonden and Koppie will be monitored by Insp. Mhlongo (Cell: 082 729 0261). The SAPS invites the public to build a relationship with their various sector managers and should the need arise and they are unable to get hold of the sector manager, contact the station commissioner or Capt. Ngomane on 082 462 2920. Station Commissioner, Snr. Supt. Khesha told Platinum Gazette this week that they welcome all partnerships with businesses and individuals who would like to become involved in making the community a safer place. She said that they want to improve service delivery and that is why the sector manager system was implemented as of 1 November 2009. “The sector managers know what is expected of them and that no excuses will be tolerated,” she said. In some areas the newly established system has already paid off leading to arrests.

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Sector 1 - Inspector Kgasago Cell: 082 729 0272 Areas: Aloe Ridge, Lion’s Rock, Elephant Hill, Mooifontein, Mareseleng Village, Steelpoort road up to Jorges Resort.

Sector 2 - Inspector Mashilo Cell: 082 729 1168 Areas: Steelpoort Town, Tubatse Village, Matlala Village (Spitskop), Phepheneng Village, Olifantspoortjie area and Xstrata houses.

Area verteenwoordiger: Ronel - 083 262 2110

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Sector 3 - Inspector Marape Cell: 082 729 0245 Areas: St. Thomas College area, Dresden, Ga-Manoke, Apiesdoorn, Nato’s Ville, Tjatje Lodge

Sector 4 - Inspector Morena Cell: 082 729 1193 Areas: Vision Engineering area, Mangabane, Makganeng, Modikwa Montrose.




Bejaardes blom by kwekery
Die Op-en-wakker bejaardegroep van Ohrigstad het Woensdagoggend vroeg in die pad geval na die Daglelie kwekery van Susan Pretorius en haar ma, Bokkie de Beer. Bokkies Daglelie en Clivia Kwekery net buite Steelpoort is een van die area se bes bewaarde geheime wanneer dit by tuinbou kom. Susan se tuin spog met meer as 500 verskillende soort daglelies. Hierdie lelies is presies wat hulle naam sê - ‘n lelie wat ‘n dag lank hou. Die blom maak vroeg in die oggend oop en hou net vir een dag. ‘n Plant kan wel ‘n groot hoeveelheid blomme maak, maar elke blom is net oop vir een dag. Die blom kan afgepluk word en sal mooi bly sonder dat dit in water is. Die lelies word verdeel in ‘n verskeidenheid kategorieë. Daar is byvoorbeeld die mini daglelies wat klein bly en ideaal is om voor in ‘n bedding te plant. Daar is die ‘spiders’ wat lank sliert blomblare het en die dubbel blomme val in nog ‘n kategorie. Baie het pragtige kartel randte en die kleure wissel van diep rooi tot helder geel en oranje. Van die soorte het ook verskillende kleure wat in een blom vermeng. Die plante is baie gehard en aard op die meeste plekke. In Susan se tuin blom die meeste plante reeds drie weke na dit geplant is. Sy vertel dat sy al getel het dat een plant tot 17 blomme gemaak het. Sy versamel reeds die afgelope ses jaar daglelies en het in die afgelope jaar verskeie soorte van Amerika en ander oorsese lande ingevoer. Die bejaardes se besoek het afgeskop met ‘n toer deur die tuin waar die lelies op die oomblik pragtig blom. Daarna is hulle na die kwekery waar daar plante uitgesoek is om terug te neem huis toe, en teen R20 ‘n plant is daar lustig gekoop. Daarna is daar lekker met ‘n koppie tee gekuier en verder oor dié blomme gesels. Die kwekery is oop vir die publiek en persone wat dit graag wil besoek is welkom om Bokkie by 082 498 5230 of Susan by 082 388 0151 te skakel. Onder: Janet en Josephine is die getroue tuiniers by die kwekery en tuin.

Tiida wins C-segment award in the
annual Kinsey Report - third year running

For the third year running, the Nissan Tiida has won the fiercely contested C-segment award in the annual Kinsey Report on parts pricing. Confirming Nissan’s competitive parts pricing was a second place overall (and first for service parts) in the MPV category for the Grand Livina 1.6 Acenta. This proves one thing: that when you buy a Tiida, you’re buying a vehicle that has been designed to be affordable not just at the point of sale, but also in terms of the ownership experience. The Tiida 1.6 Acenta on which the research was conducted had the most affordable parts basket overall, as well as in the categories of service, repair and body parts. A selection of eight items used in routine servicing cost just under R2 000 in total on the Tiida – a figure beaten only by a handful of entry-level vehicles in the entire survey. While the three-year/90 000 km service plan is included in the price of the Tiida, affordable parts pricing has benefits for consumers once the vehicle has passed either of those parameters. The affordable body parts pricing (outperforming its nearest rival by R4 500) has a direct impact on insurance premiums and excesses.

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Put yourself out there, in a Prado
Driving a Land Cruiser has always meant doing things on your own terms. The new Land Cruiser Prado gives you the all-terrain durability and performance you demand, coupled with outstanding luxury. In the Land Cruiser Prado, brute power is harnessed to ground-breaking technological innovations like MTS (Multi-terrain Select (VX models only)) and Crawl Control (VX models only). The result is go-anywhere off-road capability, with no compromise on top-end performance, handling and safety on highways and byways. Of course, when you’re blazing a trail, you want to make a good first impression. The sleek restyled contours of the new Land Cruiser Prado pay tribute to its proud heritage, with all the refinement of a modern classic, while onboard comfort takes getting away from it all to a new level. The new Land Cruiser Prado is available as in: 3.0 Diesel VX Auto, 4.0 Petrol VX Auto, 3.0 Diesel TX Auto and 4.0 Petrol TX Auto. Crawl Control and Multi-terrain Select regulate the motion of each of your wheels independently - automatically braking and accelerating to enable you to navigate up or down the most punishing and uneven terrain. This is paired with a Multi-terrain Monitor System with 4 cameras ( VX models only) on the exterior sides, front and back. Viewing on the dashboard mounted screen is controlled by a steering wheel mounted switch. Combined with clearance and distance sensors, this gives you almost 360° vision at ground level. All you do is steer! As much as the Land Cruiser Prado loves to rough it, ist interior is designed to cater to your every need for comfort, luxury, spaciousness and convenience. From generous, leather seats to the 4-zone independent climate control, from the superb 14-speaker and Bluetooth compatible sound system (with in-dash 6 DVD changer (VX models only) to the handy refrigerated cooler box ( VX models only) built into the rear console. On long distance trips, cruise control ( VX models only) and the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Satellite Navigation System allow the driver to relax and enjoy the drive. Visit Burgersfort Toyota to experience the new Land Cruiser Prado as a vehicle from which your can expect the ultimate comfort, luxury and technologically advanced driving and passenger experience.

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Achievers from Thabane Primary School

The senior mixed choir came first at a competition held in Jane Furse. The pupils are from grade 5-7. With them is Mr NC Mnisi.

The school’s infant choir came fourth in a competition with 21 other choirs. The competition was held at Ntame Primary School. With them is Mr. NC Mnisi and Ms SG Khumalo.

The junior choir came first in a district competition held at Ntame Primary School. With them is Ms. ME Moime and Mr NC Mnisi.

The school’s double quartet came first in a district competition at Morekhu High School. With them is Ms Nkoane and Mr NC Mnisi. Ms MG Khumbuza with Modise Nkuna who came first in Ntsoba at the indigenous games at Praktiseer. He participated in the age group for u/ 13 boys.

The intermediate choir under leadership of Mr ML Lekwadu came fourth out of 12 choirs at a competition at Morekhu High School. With them is Mr NC Mnisi.

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“Choirs and athletes are achievers”
Masesi Mmoyane and Barbara Mokwena went all they way to the provincial atheltics competition. Barbara (right) came first and Masesi second. They participated in hurdles for girls u/13. With them are Mr NC Mnisi and Ms Nkoane. Mr NC Mnisi with Bennie Ngoato who came first in Morabaraba at indigenous games held at Praktiseer. Bennie participated in the age group for boys u/13.

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Traffic light relief or not?
During the last week, various sets of the newly installed sets of traffic lights started working. Although some (such as the one at the Steelpoort turn-off) were almost immediately put out of action again, the transition from being without proper signage to working traffic lights went relatively smooth. This week we asked readers whether they can see and feel a difference in the traffic and congestion of the traffic through Burgersfort.

Mr Chris Maboko said: “Ja, it is now better. The road is now open”.

Me. Lorraine Bennett sê: “Ek dink dis steeds ‘n gemors. As die mense net wil stop wanneer hulle moet sal dit beter gaan”.

Ms Gladys Nkadimeng said: “Ja, except for the corner at the Bothashoek turn-off. That one urgently needs a robot. Otherwise it is now smooth running in town”.

Mnr. Reinhardt Ehlers sê: “Dit neuk die verkeer op. Veral die robot by die OKafdraai. Dit is eintlik ‘n gevaar op die pad. Die ander, no problem. Hulle is waar hulle moet wees”.

Mr. Mandla Tjia said; “It is far better. Traffic is now controlled. The in and out flow of it is controlled and there are also proper lines on the roads”.

Me. Jacky van Rensburg sê: “Dit maak ‘n groot verskil. Vir ons wat elke dag in en uit ry is dit baie beter. Ek het gewoonlik 45min deur die dorp gery en nou neem dit net 20 min. Die taxi’s moet nou net leer hoe robotte werk”.

Me. Annie van Wyk, met Bianca en Boeta by haar, sê: “Ek weet nie regtig nie. Ek kom nie genoeg in die dorp om te kan sê nie”.

Me. Amanda Matthee sê: “Ek dink dis ‘n goeie ding want dit was party maal regtig chaos”.

Mnr. Braam Matthysen sê: “Die verkeersligte is baie goed. Dis net jammer dat hulle nie beter beplan het nie. Hulle moes die ligte opgesit het voor hulle die pad oor geteer het”.

Mnr. Frans de Villiers sê: “Ja, dit werk. Hulle moet net net die taxi’s kry om dit te gehoorsaam”.

Mnr. James Lidderd sê: “Ek dink dis ‘n baie goeie idee en dit werk goed wanneer die ligte werk”.

Mr RD Katle said: “Yes, I think it is better. It brings order and is definitely better”.

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Steelpoort Akademie se leiers vir 2010 is aangewys
Steelpoort Akademie het onlangs hul nuwe leiers en media prefekte aangewys. Hulle het reeds saam gekamp en is gereed om by die graad 7 leiers oor te neem. Steelpoort Akademie se leiers is: (graad 6 A) Johan Vorster, Jana van Heerden, Maryke Olckers, Markus Myburgh, Jason Mc Gregor, Koos Language, Wuinten Kriel, Tyla Havenga, Melgeor Hanekom, Lodewyk de Jager en Sumari Coetzee. Graad 6 A2 (middel): Celente Cronje, Arline du Plessis, Charles Green, Karla Jansen van Vuuren, Michelle M’Donald, Brandon Parr-Bayley, Franco Terblanche, Emmerenchia van Rooyen, Andrea Hendriks en Michael Roux. Voor (grade 6 E): Mpumelelo Ngele, Mafethi Motau, Faith Moloto, Nthabisen Makola, Reginald Mahlatji, Rachel Mahlatji, Justine Jamela,

GSDM mayor’s message to matrics 2009
The Executive Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality Cllr Mogobo David Magabe would like to wish all grade 12 learners well as they write their final examinations. Cllr Magabe said that he hoped this year’s class will raise the bar and debunk the notion that Sekhukhune District is the worst performer as far as matric results are concerned. “This is a very crucial moment in your lives. You are about to venture into your various chosen careers, and I therefore wish you well,” Cllr Magabe said. “The District of Sekhukhune has a serious shortage of people with tertiary qualification, so it becomes imperative on you to dream big to close the gap,” he added.

Steelpoort Akademie se media prefekte is agter: Reynardt Spangenberg, Chanelle Oosthuizen, Denisé Ludick, Toffy Jacobs, Jomie Harmse, Ansie Ferreira en Marlize Comley. Voor: Shakeel Jones, Nicole Murray, Dube Farirai, Jaco van der Merwe, Karlien Snyders, Anton Oosthuizen, Stefan Myburgh, Nedine Malan, Zaan-Mari Koekemoer, Marizaan de Bruyn, Chané Cronjé en Faith Moloto. Die hoofmeisie en hoofseun is Shakeel Jones en Nicole Murray.

Waterval CVO oud-leerling presteer
Aldo Burger, ‘n oudleerling van Waterval CVO het sy ou skool trots gemaak deur erekleure by Hoër Tegniese Skool Middelburg in graad 10 te verwerf. Hy het ‘n gemiddelde akademiese prestasie van 80.2% gehandhaaf. Hy het 68.4% vir Afrikaans, 77.3% vir Engels, 86.9% vir Wiskunde, 82.7% vir LO, 83.4% vir Elektriese Tegnologie, 71.9% vir Fisiese Wetenskap en 90.7% vir Ingenieursgrafika en ontwerp.

Now we must just teach them how to obey the traffic lights!




Graad 7 leerlinge neem afskeid

Letters / Briewe
Express your opinion. Write a letter to the Platinum Gazette. Letters may be e-mailed, posted or faxed. Contact details are on page 2 of this issue. Spreek jou mening uit. Skrywes kan per epos, pos of faks na Platinum Gazette gestuur word. Kontakbesonderhede is op bladsy 2 van vandag se uitgawe.

Poor service from Local Criminal Record Centre
Waterval CVO het verlede naweek ‘n afskeidsuitstappie vir hul graad 7 leerlinge gehou. Die groep is Pretoria toe en het gaan ysskaats, uiteet en was Saterdag Gold Reef City toe. Hulle is agter: Monique Papenfus, juffrou Bernice van den Berg en Ruan Lombard. Middel: Lonsca van der Linde en Elrike van der Linde. Voor: Albert van Antwerpen, Davon Stoltz en JJ Pretorius. I would like to express my concerns towards the Local Criminal Record Centre, this department is situated in the local police station in Burgersfort. On 31 October 2009 I had a burglar in my house, luckily he was caught in the act and all the items were recovered. The next morning (after a visit by the police) I was required to report to the Police station in order to give the Police my statement of the incident. At the police station I was told that the Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) was contacted and are on their way to come and take possible finger prints of the burglar. This was approximately 09:30 the morning. I was further instructed not to touch anything in my house that might have been handled by the burglar as it may jeopardize the case. So the time went by and no LCRC in sight. I then decided to phone the police station to determine what time will the LCRC be attending to my house. On the first attempt no one answered the phone, on the second attempt I was required to phone again after 2 minutes as they will try and determine where the LCRC is. I was then told that the LCRC is busy with a murder case and will be at my house after they are done. Later the afternoon I phoned the police station again without any luck, only on the second attempt the phone were answered and again the police were not sure when the LCRC will pitch. I then decided to phone a Snr Superintendent to establish whether she can assist. She was surprised that no one pitched and she immediately climbed on their case, again with no luck. The same night at 19:00 one of the senior personnel at the police station phoned me to apologise for the LCRC that did not come to my house. The senior member then remarked that they will be attending to my house the next morning (which also did not happen), they only came around at approximately 15:00 that day. If this is the type of service that residents can expect from the LCRC in Burgersfort I reckon we all must be worried. I experienced firsthand the inconvenience that the LCRC placed my whole family in for the whole of a Sunday and Monday. Anonymous Burgersfort

Vinkel en Koljander
Elrica Smith en Jan-Paul van der Linde van Waterval CVO het beide ‘n tweede plek in die landswye BCVO redenaarskompetisie verower. JanPaul het 90% behaal en Elrica 91%. Beide was ook die algehele wenners van die landswye Bybelprojekkompetisie. Hier het Jan-Paul 88% behaal en Erlrica 95%.

Calvin College grade 12’s cares

Thought for the week
“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing freedom.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dagboek / Diary
Waterval CVO konsert
Waterval CVO skool en Waterval Pre-Primêr hou op Vrydag, 6 November konsert. Lieplop die Lappop is die vertoning se naam. Dit begin om 18:30 en word by die skool in die saal aangebied. Ingang is R20 vir volwassenes en R10 per kind. Almal is welkom om die aand by te woon. Daar sal ook eet en drinkgoed verkoop word.

Winterveld Ringbal Klub
Die klb is weer aan die oefen en nooi persone wat graag wil speel uit om Dinsdae en Donderdae om 18:30 by hulle aan te sluit. Oefeninge is by die Waterval CVO skool (op die R37 na Lydenburg) se bane. Die klub nooi ook nie ervare spelers uit om die spel te kom geniet en leer ken. Die liga begin eers weer in volgende jaar en nou kan daar op ontwikkeling gefokus word. Navrae: Zelna, 072 531 6287. Grade 12 learners from Calvin College collected money during their 40 Days celebration. They performed all over town and aimed to raise money for a good cause. In the end the money they managed to raise was used to buy toys and things needed to Kids World at Twin City centre. These goodies were delivered to Kids World on last week Thursday. On the photograph is Lesedi Ngoato and Vania Maboko with Ms Melanie de Bruyn of Calvin College and Ms. Ilze Louwrens and Ms. Thembi Manzini from Kids World. With them are all the children of Kids World. OK Grocer Kersmark/OK Grocer Christmas Market Op 7 November word daar ‘n Kersmark voor die OK Minimark gehou. Persone wat graag ‘n stalletjie wil hê is welkom om by Vonnie (013-231 7227) of Elize (013-231 8090) navraag te doen. Daar sal allerhande lekker aktiwiteite wees met baie vir die kinders om te doen. On 7 November there will be a Christmas market in front of the OK Minimarket. Persons who would like to sell gifts, food etc. at the market are welcome to contact Vonnie (013-231 7227) or Elize (013-231 8090). There will be lots to do and fun for everyone.




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Kitsgids na jou SAPD/ Important numbers:
Burgersfort Ohrigstad Roossenekal Mecklenburg Eerstegeluk Tubatse Sekhukhune Leboeng Maartinshoop (013) 231 7231 (013) 238 0128 (013) 273 0075 (015) 615 0204 (013) 237 0011 (013) 216 8500 (013) 260 1007 (013) 769 9099 (013) 235 4041

Ander nood/Other emergencies:
Dilokong Hospitaal/Hospital (013) 2147265 Mecklenburg Hospitaal/ Hospital (013) 615 0204 Burgersfort Kliniek/Clinic (013) 2317843 Water & Sanitation 082 900 4449 Disaster Management (Ambulance & Fire) 0800 330 022 Electricity (Eskom) 0860 037 566

Unique career opportunities
Thoburn Security Solutions has the following vacancies (all applicants must have clear criminal record, PSIRA Registration and pass honesty/integrity testing) Vacancies for Security Managers: Steelpoort Area Successful applicants must have; a matric or an equivalent qualification, be registered with PSIRA at least up to Grade A and have a valid drivers license with previous mining security management experience. The candidate should reside in the area or be prepared to relocate to the area. Vacancies for Grade B Security Officers: Steelpoort Area Successful applicants must have; a matric or an equivalent qualification, be registered with PSIRA at least up to Grade B. Candidates should be able to present the necessary competency certificates and should either reside in the area or be prepared to relocate to the area. The positions apply to: Grade B Supervisors with driver’s licences, Crew Members with driver’s licences and Control Room Operators. Vacancies for Grade C and Grade D Security Officers: Steelpoort Area Successful applicants must have; a matric or an equivalent qualification, be registered with PSIRA at least up to Grade C or D. Candidates should be able to present the necessary competency certificates and should either reside in the area or be prepared to relocate to the area. PSIRA rates for Area 4 apply and an additional monthly Performance Bonus is payable and a R200 000 Death Cover is paid for by the company. Please forward applications to or fax to number: 012 803 8084

Laerskool Burgersfort
Secretary is needed with the following experience: * Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word/Excel) * Stock Taking * Tuck Shop (Running) * Fully Bilingual * Good communication skills

General worker is needed with the following experience: * Gardening * Cleaning * Fully bilingual (must be able to speak/read English and Afrikaans). Address your application to: The Principal PO Box 4, Burgersfort, 1150 Fax: (013) 231 7609 Closing date: 18 November 2009 at 15:00 Commencement of Duty: 01 January 2010 Salary Negotiable.

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Klein Advertensies • Smalls
1.Sport Klubs /Sport Clubs 2.Te Huur/To Let 3.Dienste/Services 4. Te Huur/For Hire 5. Troeteldiere/Pets 6. Persoonlik/Personal 7. Allerlei/Miscellaneous 8. Vakature/Vacancies 9. Vermaak/Entertainment 10. Te Koop/For sale

Plaas jou klein advertensie by Phelo Pele Pharmacy in die Khadima Sentrum of by Burgersfort Apteek in die Marone Sentrum of doen dit elektronies d.m.v. e-pos of faks. Place your small at Phelo Pele Pharmacy in the Khadima Centre or at Burgersfort Pharmacy at the Marone Centre. You could also place it via e-mail or fax. Enquiries: 083 543 1676 or 083 271 9151. E-mail: • Fax: 086 554 9031
7. Allerlei/ Miscellaneous
FURN TRADERS Need Cash? We will buy all your old furniture for cash. We buy and sell new and secondhand furniture, fridges, freezers, tables & chairs and much more. Value for money deals on a wide variety of items - new stock almost daily. VISIT US.WE ARE THE BIGGEST IN TOWN. Visit the shop at the Bothashoek/ Praktiseer turn-off, Ga-Mashamothane, approximately 1.5km from the Steelpoort turn-off on the Polokwane road (R37) out of Burgersfort. Contact: Bennie on 076 111 8405.

For your convenience you can easily place smalls at: Plaas gerus ‘n klein advertensie by:

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Tel: (013) 231 8686

Burgersfort Apteek/Pharmacy Tel: (013) 232 7751

1. Sport Klubs/ Sport Clubs
GSKA Karate Maandae & Woensdae van 17h30 – 19h00 by Calvin Collage. Almal welkom van 6 jaar en ouer. Skakel Jolanda Hietbrink by 082 859 9681.

3. Dienste/ Services
COMPUTER SERVICES. Upgrades, repairs, networking, new installations. Buy & sell secondhand computers. Location: Lebowa Business Park. Contact: Riaan, 076 842 9270. Cash Traders Burgersfort We do same day repairs on TV’s, HiFi’s, amps etc. We do installation on DSTV. Installation of car radio’s. Tel: 013-231 7140 or Pieter, 079 584 6919 or Bennie, 076 111 8405.

Klein Advertensies • Smalls
“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
Om ‘n klein advertensie te plaas kan u die onderstaande vorm volledig invul en aan ons faks (faks nr. 086 554 9031) saam met die depositostrokie of bewys van elektroniese oorplasing. Die faks moet ons teen voor 08:00 op ‘n Woensdag bereik. To place a small please complete the form below in full and fax it with the proof of payment to 086 554 9031. The fax must reach us before 08:00 on a Wednesday.

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3. Dienste/ Services
WILLIE HOUTWURM Maak kombuis- en ingeboude kaste. Houtvloere en lapas. Alle houtwerk. Cell: 082 709 6525. Eloff Plumbers. 24/7 Plumbing Services. For ALL repairs, maintenance, blockages, installations, geyser repairs and leakages. Phone us now for the best and fastest service in town! Contact: 079 127 6730 or 073 969 9994. Elshamah Motors Your Mechanic on Duty. We specialize in all minor and major repairs and services on ALL types of vehicles. Engine, gearboxes and differentials. We specialize in Mahindra vehicles. Lebowa Business Park, Burgersfort. Contact: Willie, 076 158 9192.

8. Vakature/ Vacancies
Ervare Kelnerin/ Kroegvrou benodig by Ohrigstad Restaurant. Moet Afrikaans en Engels magtig wees. Verwysings noodsaaklik. Sluitingsdatum: 10 November. Kontak: 013-238 0503 of 073 178 1786 vir ‘n onderhoud. Experienced Waiter/ Barlady needed for Ohrigstad Restaurant. Must be bilingual in Afrikaans and English. References a must. Closing date: 10 November. Contact: 013-238 0503 of 073 178 1786 for an interview.
Goeie kelners benodig in die Burgersfort area. Moet tweetalig wees. Faks ‘n verkorte CV na 086 559 2264.

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Dr Lorna would like to thank all her patients, friends and clients for their patience and understanding during her studies in 2008 and 2009, more especially in the recent months following her family loss. She would like to announce that she has sucessfully completed her Diploma in Occupational Health and Medicine with the University of Pretoria. She would also like to reassure all her Platinum Health and other medical aid patients of her continuing service.

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Maatlopo United wants to play against PSL teams
Maatlopo United Football Club showed their superiority in the league last weekend when they beat Mokgane Junior Bucks 8-1. The goal scorers of the match were Barecho with three goals, Sipho Mashao with two goals, Stan Malegodi with two goals and Bigboy Malatjie with one goal. On 7 November Maatlopo United will host Monathetho FC from Alberton at the Moroke Stadium. Kick-off will be at 15:30 and the team invites alltheir supporters to join them for the match. On 14 November Maatlopo United FC will face previous Limpopo Vodacom Nedbank Cup champions, Peace Lovers. They play at Nylstroom for a place in the top 32 of the Nedbank Cup against the PSL teams. Transport to Nylstroom is R30 (buses are available). Book early to avoid disappointment. “We appeal to all the people to give us support,” said Mr Jimmy Makola, public relations officer of the team. Enquiries: Jimmy Makola, 073 775 4150 or Sydney Mokoka, 072 869 4418.

Agter: Elize Smith. Voor: Michael Kaplan, Xander Holtzhauzen en Arend Moll.

Goud, silwer en brons vir karate
Lede van die GSKA Shotokan Karate Klub in Burgersfort het verlede naweek op Hoedspruit aan ‘n WJKF vriendskaplike toernooi gaan deelneem. Die kinders het baie goed gedoen en sommige het medaljes in al die kategorieë waarin hulle meegeding het, ontvang. Daar is in Komite en Kata afdelings meegeding. Michael Kaplan het twee goue medaljes ontvang. Xander Holtzhauzen een silwer en Arend Moll ‘n goud en ‘n brons medalje. This photograph was taken during a match against Milan FC in October this year. Maatlopo is playing in the red and white clothes.