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Still peaceful, but more and more local villages are venting their frustrations with the non-performances of
government and the non-fulfilment of promises. In this instance the community of Bothashoek just outside
Burgersfort blocked the road and burned tyres because of their frustration. Next to the Operation Mabone
billlboard, they chanted and listened on Wednesday as they were addressed by their community leaders, the
leaders of community organisations and Greater Tubatse Local Municipality Mayor, Councillor Ralepane
Mamekoa, to hear what the problems with electricity and water provision were. Some questions that were
asked amongst other things related to money given to local government for infrastructure such as water and
electricity, but then projects do not kick off, and the money goes back to central government. The R37 to
Polokwane stood still and nobody could pass for a few hours. In the meantime government seems very eager
to get the Special Presidenttial Package for the area implemented with the help of thge industries and mines in
the area. Read the feedback on that meeting on page 2.


Platinum Gazette

28 November 2014


20 Years for
robbery and
Four men who kidnapped and robbed Ms
Hennielene Botha at Iketla Lodge in
March 2008 were sentenced this week.
The sentencing took place in the
Lydenburg Regional Magistrates court
on Monday 24 November 2014. Justice
Hardly Chiloane (36), Kgamogelo Kgoedi
(26), Michael Lephato Seloane (34) and
Shadreck Nkijila Makwana (36) were
sentenced to 15 years imprisonment
each for robbery. They also received a 5year sentence each for kidnapping.
On 22 March 2008 the men took valuable
items from the lodge, took Ms Bothas
vehicle and kidnapped her. She was left
in the boot of her car for three days.
Eventually the robbers dropped her at
The Oaks Santeng Village. She was
found by Ms Makhulundaba Nkuna who
called the police. Three suspects were
arrested on 26 March 2008 and the fourth
was captured a year later.
During sentencing Magistrate Lambrecht
said that the men failed to show remorse
for their deeds and that the community
expected the court to pass a suitable
sentence. He added that he felt the
sentencing he was handing down was in
line with the CPA Act 51.1997.
The sentence will run concurrently.
(Information: Ohrigstad SAPS)

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Sorting out problems

Greater Tubatse Municipality Mayor, Cllr. Ralepane Mamekoa
addressed the crowd blocking the R37 at Bothashoek earlier this
Residents protesting follow extensive problems with water and
electricity supply in the area.

SPP D-day nearer

The Sekhukhune District Municipality says
it has successfully concluded a two day
engagement on the Special Presidential
Package (SPP) last week Friday.
The District Government said in a
statement late on Friday that the
engagements began with a meeting of
members of the SPP who included
Executive Mayor Cllr Mogobo David
Magabe, members of the Mayoral
Committee, all mayors from the five local
municipalities, ten traditional leaders,
senior Department of Mineral Resources
(DMR) and officials from the Presidency.
They met at the Greater Tubatse Local
Municipality Chamber to fine tune a list of
projects that they require the mines to
The list of projects is categorized into
short-term, medium-term and long-term.
And they take a shape of major roads
projects, water projects, housing, ITC,
health, education, skills development, and
energy. And the list provides for the whole
of Sekhukhune District meaning that all
villages of Sekhukhune District will be
covered by this development irrespective
of whether there is a mine or not Mayor
Magabe told those present.
While government appreciate
contributions of the mines in the upliftment
of the living standard of the working poor
and marginalized communities, the
approach of working in alone is not moving
the country forward. Hence there is a need
for a coordinated approach encapsulated
by the Special Presidential Package. And
government have plans in terms of
infrastructure development but a need to
get a buy-in from the more than 27 mines
is vital. The package deals with challenges
of development and investment that will
benefit both the mining companies and the
community. And the need to change
approach cannot be postponed anymore
stated the Executive Mayor.
During engagement with the mining
houses on the second and the last day, a
detailed list of projects earmarked was

presented to the mining houses for

engagements and decision.
The statement says that although
Modikwa Platinum Mine praised the Special
Presidential Package as a beautiful plan, the
mine raised a concern regarding the spread
of projects across the whole of Sekhukhune,
to the exclusion mines immediate
communities and warned it will cause havoc
unless government has a plan to protect the
mines from attack. Despite this issue, the
plan was highly praised.
Mayor Magabe told the meeting that
having meetings and producing minutes
cannot be condoned further as there was an
urgent need for action leading towards
The issue of Social Labour Plans was
raised sharply as a contradiction to the
Special Presidential Package. However,
clarity was given that the two plans needed
to be implemented concurrently and that the
Mining Charter clearly states that the
mineral belongs to all South Africans and
the state is the custodian. The emphasise is
that charity begins at home and mines
needed to benefit surrounding communities
in particular and the whole of Sekhukhune in
The engagement with the mines
resolved that the Special Presidential
Package is a step in a right direction which
will be discussed with various mining
There is also a need to strengthen the
existing forum between the mining houses
and government Mayor Magabe said. He
added that During the meeting by the
President on the 18th October with the
mining houses and Nedlac, a statement was
issued which resolved that the Social Labour
Plans are not been off-loaded, but needed
augmentation by a comprehensive and more
inclusive plan.
The DMR requested that the meeting
agree to a follow-up meeting in the near
future to finalise issues before the
department can enforce the implementation
of the Special Presidential Package.


28 NOVEMBER 2014

Hard work recognised

Mr. Peter Coetzee from East Plant was the Employee of teh Year.
Mr. Andor Esbach, General Manager at Tubatse Chrome handed him
his trophy and certificate.

On Thursday 20 November Tubatse Chrome

held their annual Gala Awards evening.
The event took place at Tubatse Chrome
Long Service Awards were handed out for
10, 15, 25, 30 and 35 years service at the
After the main course the Excellence Awards
took place. In the category Best Production
Operator, Edwin Lingwati and Lazarus
Mogoane shared the award. The Best SME
(Surface Mobile Equipment) Operator award
was also shared by Oupa Nzimandze and
Lucas Tshoma. The Best Artisan award went
to Mpho Mashabela. The Supervisor of the
Year was Herman Venter. Thomas Harmse
received the award for Support Service
Employee of the Year. The Best Safety Rep
for 2014 was George Mabogoane. Maryna
Herman was the best SHEQ Practitioner and
Charles Christmas was the Best Engineer for
The Employee of the Year was Peter
Coetzee from East Plant. It was said that
Peter helps out wherever he is needed in
the plant and is East Plants Jack of all
trades. He has taught himself to rebuild the
furnaces tap holes and he even operates the
small excavators himself. His contribution to
the company was again evident during the
recent T3 burn-through repairs when he
immediately started to organise and help with
the cleaning and repairs. There seems to be
nothing that Peter cannot do in the plant.
Peter is an incredibly valuable member of the
Tubatse team.

Ms. Ina McCarthy, Mr Jerry Mtsweni and Mr. Thomas Mampa all
have 35 years service with the company. With them are Mr Andor
Esbach and Mr Andries Nieuwoudt.

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Awards for long service and outstanding work

Various Tubatse
Chrome employees
received awards for
their contribution
towards the company
during 2014. Those
employees serving the
company for decades
has also been
honoured. Read more
on page 4.

Left: Mr.
is the
Safety Rep
of the Year
for 2014 at
Above: Mr Charles
Christmas from West
Plant was die Best
Engineer for 2014. He
was praised for his
contribution towards
Employees with 15 years service: Albert Sekopa, Cedrick Mndebele,
improvement projects
Hannelie Venter, Linda Visagie, Nelom Mojalefa, Simon Rantho and
at the furnaces.
Ngwalebotse Serage.

Mnr. Thomas Harmse was the Support

Service Employee of the Year.

Mr Sidwell Maloma has 25 years service.

Mr. Herman Venter - Supervisor of the Year.

Best SHEQ Practitioner - Ms Maryna Herman.

28 NOVEMBER 2014


A Christmas message from

TRP Management
Management at Two Rivers would like to thank all employees, families
and loved ones and our surrounding communities and other key
stakeholders for their hard work, dedication and support
throughout the past year.
All combined efforts resulted in yet another Free Fatality year and
excellent Production Results, ensuring, that we continue to be one
of the most preferred employers, low cost, platinum
producers in the Mining Industry.
We wish all our employees, their families and
stakeholders a blessed and safe festive season. May
you all receive the gift of peace, hope and love of
our Saviour Jesus Christ during this festive period
and please come back safely. Lets share the road.
Drive and Walk safely.

2014 in the spotlight



Artisans pass trade test
WELLNESS programmes in

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Break the silence

On 25 November the Burgersfort SAPS visited
the Manoke Home Based Care for a 16 Days
of Activism Against Violence Against Women
and Children.
Various stakeholders also attended the event
to encourage women, young people and
orphans from the area. Motivational speakers
on the programme included GTM Counsellor
Anna Masete, Ms Teen Limpopo Top 10
Finalist Obakeng Kgwedi, representatives
from the Royal House, the CPF chairperson,
social workers, the Burgersfort SAPS Station
Commander and the SAPS Cluster
Tubatse SUPERSPAR donated food parcels
to the Home Based Care and the SAPS
handed out special Christmas packs to
orphans in the area. These packs contained
essential toiletry items such as toothpaste and
soap. Various contributors donated it and
Const. Victoria Maluleka thanked everyone
who made the day and the donations possible.
The days programme also included
entertainment items by individuals and the
Kgankanyane Orphanage.

Thecentral message of the days event was

to break the silence about abuse. The SAPS
told the crowd that there are ways to help
them if they are
victims of abuse, but
they must report it.
They were
encouraged to go to
the social workers
and to make use of
the services of the
Victim Empowerment
Programme (VEP) the
SAPS is running.
Although the theme of
the day was serious,
lots of fun also
marked the event.


Come celebrate the Yellow

Arum Lily Festival
This weekend will be Yellow Arum Lily Festival time in
Roossenekal. This festival celebrates the Yellow Arum

Lily which only grows in the Sekhukhune region. Those

attending the festival will get the opportunity to view the
lilies in their natural habitat and appreciate
the beauty of the reagion. The festival is
staged by the Limpopo Tourism Agency in
partnership with the Roossenekal Tourism
Association and will take place on 29
November between 09:00 and 16:00 at
The main objective of the festival is to
enhance and promote tourism in the area
while creating awareness about these unique
Activities visitors can look forward to on the
day include various exhibitions, a strongman
competition, donkey cart rides, the Miss
Arum Lily Competition, a home baked
goodies and refreshment competition, live
entertainment by musicians and tours to
Draaikraal and De Hoop Dam.
The day promises to be filled with enough fun
and excitement for everyone.
The Acting CEO of the Limpopo Tourism
Agency, Mr. Bibi Kotsedi, is encouraging
people in Limpopo and in particular from
Sekhukhune to attend this festival as a way
to celebrate their heritage.
The Arum Lily Festival is an ideal family
event and the public is urged to come out in
large numbers to attend and get to know
GMC Debt Solutions is currently running a competition in which
more about this unique product of the area,
clients can win shopping vouchers. Last week Ms Christina
he said.
Mashile was the winner. Mr Khomotso Mabelane (GMC) and
Enquiries about the festival can be directed
Mr Chris Viljoen (Cheap Cheap #1) handed her the prize.
to Mr Kgatla Ntlhekeng on 015 293 3600.

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Fasten your belongings

Calvin Selepe from Manoke wrote:
I am really concerned about what I see everyday as I pass to work at
the robots near the Palace (old taxi rank crossing). There are a group
of tsotsis who target motorists with items on the back of their bakkies.
The last incident was when I was walking with my wife. Those boys
grabbed a bicycle from a white couples bakkie and ran away with it.
I urge motorists to fasten their belongings or not to leave them
unattended. Keep your doors locked at the robot and never open a
window. These criminals use the line: you have a flat tyre to get you
to open your door or window and then rob you.

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Give yourself the gift of financial freedom
this Christmas. If you are struggling to pay
all your bills, visit a registered Debt Counsellor. The Debt Counsellor will assist you
in drawing up a budget. They will also communicate on your behalf with the people
you owe money to. They often negotiate lower re-payment rates
that will make it easier for you to pay everything and still have
enough money to pay your monthly expenses such as transport,
food and electricity.
Make sure you visit a registered Debt Counsellor because you
will be making a single payment and the Debt Counsellor will
make sure that your money goes to the right people. If you make
use of an unregistered persons services you have the risk of losing all your money and still having to pay back the debt you owe.
Make the decision today and have a worry free Christmas.

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The grass withers and the flowers fall, but

the word of God endures forever.
Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)

28 NOVEMBER 2014


Prize giving at Laerskool Atokia

Laerskool Atokia held its annual prize giving
ceremony for 2014 on 13 and 14 November
2014. It was an exciting affair, with plenty of
recognition for the schools top achievers.
The proceedings kicked off on 14 November
with the CATS drama groups presentation of
CATS, for which they received an honours
reward at the Eisteddfod. This was followed
by a review of 2014 and a presentation by the
acting chairman of the SGB, Mr Pierre
Labuschagne. Learners achievements in
academic, culture and sport being recognised.
In grade 1 Afrikaans Keagan Hales and Diane
Jacobs received gold awards for academic
achievements. In grade 1 English Mandisa
Lomo, Lethabo Mathabatha, Amogelang
Matheba and Desiree Mathipa received a gold
award for academic achievement. In grade 2
Afrikaans Devon Coetzee and Carol Griffiths
received gold for academic achievements. In
the English class of grade 2 Meta Madutlela
received a gold award for academic
achievements. Grade 3 Afrikaans Jacques
Pretorius and Ricardo Venter received golden
awards for academic achievements. In grade
7 Afrikaans Rune Paxton was honoured with
gold for academic achievements in subjects
she received an average above 80% for.
Various silver and bronze awards were also
given. Learners were also honoured for their
participation in Bulletjie Rugby, athletics,
Conquesta, drama, cross country, netball and
rugby. Bella Letsoalo was the Senior Victrix
Ledorum. She received a medal and trophy
for her achievement to go to the second round
of the provincial level for 100m, 80m, high
jump and shot-put. Eureka Selepe also went
through to the second round on provincial level
for high jump.
Lienkie Combrinck and Fortune Letsoalo
received special WOW Tokkie rewards.
(Photographs and information: Laerskool
Atokia, Saskia Labuschagne)

Ms. A Schoeman, the cross country organiser with Mr Kagisho

Motsume (SGB member) and his son Tumelo Motsumi (grade 3). He
received a floating trophy for cross country. He presented the school
during the cross country championships in George.

WOW Tokkie trophies were presented to Lienkie Combrinck and

Fortune Letsoalo (head girl and head boy) who lives out the Tokkie
values of the school.
Right: Tawana Mutameri
(grade RRR) and teacher
Jenny Jonker.

Nici van der Walt and Mr T van Zyl.

Left: Rune Paxton received academic
rewards for Afrikaans Home Language,
English First Additional Language, Maths,
Social Science and Technology.

Carols by
On 20 November
2014 the learners
of Laerskool Atokia
participated in the
schools first ever
Carols by
The evening was
marked by song
and drama about
Christmas and the
story of Jesus
Christs birth.
Everyone from preschool level to
grade 7
participated and
enjoyed the


28 NOVEMBER 2014


What you think of an age limit for RDP qualification

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe
Sisulu was recently accused by the
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)
of misleading voters and creating a
generation of hobos. This came
after she said that nobody under the
age of 40 would get a free (RDP)
house from government.
What apartheid could never take
from anybody is their age. They are
young, they are energetic, they are
able to do, she said at a
Parliamentary Human Settlements
Portfolio Committee briefing.
It is state policy that nobody older
than 60 will qualify for a free house.
Sisulus department is in the process
of adjusting their database and
prioritising applicants according to
their age. The poor, elderly and those
with disabilities are given preference.
Younger people are better able to
fend for themselves and are often
also eligible for different forms of
state support such as subsidised
low-cost rental. She explained that
any type of system will have to work
according to criteria that determine
who benefit and in this case her
department is working with 60 as the
cut-off age.
What apartheid did to the elderly is
it has taken their lives away. There
is nothing an elderly person can do,
Sisulu said. So it had nothing to do
with schooling or advantages, it had
to do with the fact that there are other
programmes that we have in housing
that caters for a whole variety of
people who are able to do that. What
people under the age of 40 have is
an enormous ability to do things
themselves. That which the older
people cant do. They have sweat
equity, which is one of the
programmes we have. They can go
into rental if they can get a job. We
are creating a youth brigade so they
will get a job. She emphasised that
government would like to create a
young generation that is not
dependent on state benefits.
Platinum Gazette asked readers how
they feel about the various cut-off
ages for qualification for a free

Ms. Mpuleng Maahlo said: Yes, I

agree. If young boys just get it,
they dont want to work. They must
go and look for jobs.
Right: Ms. Matete Sekgobela said: I
disagree with this. We are very poor.
Look at the HIV pandemic killing
many parents and now government
wont build these young orphans
homes? What will happen to them?
This will increase the crime rate.
Government is always saying they
fight poverty, but now they dont
want to give RDPs to younger
people? Maybe family units will be
better if they got homes. The lack of
work is also a problem. Yes, there
are opportunities for school and
studies, but what about the slow

Ms. Claudia Masete and Ms. Nelly Mohlala said: Its

good. Young people must learn to work for what they

Ms. Elsie Mnisi and Ms. Lettie Mnisi said: Its not
good, because this means that government has made
empty promises to many people.
Right: Ms. Cate
Mdhuli said: Its
good. These
older people
deserve the
must however
include orphans
to also benefit
from this

Mnr. Johan Lundall s: Hulle

moenie op ouderdom die
onderskeid tref nie, maar wel of
hulle n gesin het. As n persoon
van 30 n gesin het en nie n huis of
n inkomste nie, behoort hulle ook
te kwalifiseer. Indien so n persoon
n klein inkomste het behoort hy of
sy ook te kwalifiseer. Daar moet na
die omstandighede gekyk word.

Left: Mr Sephadi
Mangwale said:
RDP houses are for
those who dont
have or cannot get
their own homes. To
use age as a way to
qualify for it, is not
good but young
people must work.

Ms. Lebogang Nkadimeng

Mr. Lesiba Maile said: I agree. said: Its good. In South
People under 40 are still young Africa it is easier to get a
and must work to own their own permanent job if you are
between 18 and 35 years
old. Those people can buy
their own homes.

Mr. Donald Moimana said: Ja, I

agree with them. 40 Years is still
young. The people younger than
that can still work for themselves.
Even if they dont have skills they
can go to FET colleges and
upgrade their skills. It is too early to
give up.

Mr. Dumisa Madelane said: I

agree with government. They are
spending lots of money on building
houses. It is worrisome to find
some young people quickly extend
it or build themselves another
mansion. Government should
however still consider pensioners
and people with disabilities for
these houses.

Left: Mr. Anthony Mashego

said: I agree with
governments plan. To make
an age limit on offering RDP
houses will be good. Most of
the youth have opportunities
to develop themselves and
prosper in the South African
economy.Only orphans, after
thorough investigation should
get RDP houses. This will
also save our budget and the
money can be used
somewhere else where it is
Mr Jacob Maserane and Mr Richard Morena said:
Some of the youth were not even in apartheid. We
agree with government. When we fought against
apartheid the young people were not there. Some of
these young people also sell their RDPs when they
get it.

Ms. Rebecca Selahle and Ms. Munky Mokwena

said: Its good. People must learn to do things on
their own. They must work. They cannot rely on
government for everything. They must stand on
their own feet. Stand up and work for the house you
want for your children.

Ms. Jacqueline Mkase said: I

agree. Its good. Some people dont
go to work. They think government
will supply them with grants and
RDPs. They take advantage of our
government. They must start doing
things for themselves in South

Right: Mr. Jabulane

Mkhawane said: I
agree. I want that RDP.
Im older than 40 and
hopefully I wont have to
wait that long for it.
Young people must go
to school and get
themselves good jobs.

Ms. Anna Mathonsi said: It is fair.

The youth have opportunities to go
to school, there are bursaries etc.
But I also think - about those who
are very poor? So I agree and
disagree with government. Being
poor influence your motivation, your
mind and discourage you so I think
perhaps the poorest should still

Mr. Fanie Lesufi said: I disagree.

To my knowledge everyone earning
less than what qualifies you for a
bond should get a RDP no matter
what your age. As long as you dont
have a proper income, you should


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Modikwa cyclists do well

Marathon entry
time running out

Modikwa employees participated in

the cycling challenge that formed part
of the Unite-4-Mandela event on 22
November 2014.
Three cyclists from Modikwa Platinum
Mine, one of them, the Sustainable
Development Leader Mr Hope Tyira
represented the company.
The race was a tough one and was
won by Reinhardt Janse van
On 16 November Tyira also
participated in the Momentus 94.7FM
challenge. He completed this in 8
(Photographs & Information: Andy
Mohloke, Modikwa)

Training for
the future

Modikwa runners at Unite-4-Mandela race

Golfing notice
Tebogo Choma of Masha Golden Arrows
FC and Kgopotso Boka Segogela of
Kodi White Doves FC attended a 3-day
camp for under 15 boys at the Mamelodi
Sundowns Academy from 14 November.
Mr Kodi said: I am jubilant to see the
Players Exposure Program progressing.
The players are wished all the success in
their future soccer careers.
(Photograph & Information: Kodi White
Doves FC)

On 2 December 2014 the Tubatse

Chrome Golf Club will be hosting a Junior
Golfing Clinic. There will be no entry fee
and a light meal and cold drink will be
The clinic will be for children between the
ages of 5 and 16 learning to play golf.
The clinic will start at 09:00 and finish at
Enquiries: Martin van Rooyen, 072 54

Motaganeng FC vs Shoprite FC

The Shoprite Tubatse Crossing soccer team

visited the Motaganeng FC team at
Apiesdoring soccer ground on Saturday last
The teams played well before half time with
no goals.After half time in the 55th minute the
fist goal was scored by Motaganeng FCs
Eric. Just six minutes later Paul Mampa from
Shoprite FC leveled the score from a long
range. In the 67th minute Sipho from

Motaganeng scored with a header to give his

team the lead. Just after 70 minutes of play
Ponsto from Shoprite FC scored. Just as the
teams were thinking theyll play some extra
time a free kick hitting Madala from the
Shoprite team resulted in an own goal. This
made the final score 3-2 in favour of
Motaganeng FC.
(Information and photograph: Paul MampaNdhlovu)

Marathon Runners
from Modikwa
Marathon Club
participated in the
race that took place
in Pretoria. The
Modikwa runners
took part in the 27km
race that
represented the 27
years Mandela was
imprisoned and a
5km walk
representing the 5
years he was
president of the
country. There was
also a 67km race
representing his 67
year fight for freedom in South
Africa. The race
was challenging
with steep hills. It
started and
finished at the
Union Buildings.
(Photographs &
Information: Andy

Its the final countdown! Comrades

Marathon runners have less than one
week to get their entry in and secure
their place at the Start of the 90th
Ultimate Human Race.
The Comrades Marathon Association
(CMA) has announced that the threemonth entry process will close on 30
November 2014. Comrades Marathon
enthusiasts who have not yet entered the
iconic race are urged to enter before
then. Online entries will close at midnight
on Sunday, 30 November 2014. For
details, please visit
Runners who are going to submit their
entry via post are reminded to submit
their entry form and proof of payment,
using one of the following options;
cheque, postal order or direct deposit,
payable to the Comrades Marathon
Association. Please post your entry to
the Comrades Marathon Association: PO
Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209. No late
entries will be accepted.
South Africas most celebrated running
event has experienced a heightened
interest since its recognition by the
Guinness World Records for being the
worlds biggest ultra-marathon in 2010 as
well as being the 2012 winner of the
Sport Industry Awards for South Africas
Best Sport Participation Event.
The iconic road running race also enjoys
its recognition as Africas oldest
marathon and ultra-marathon by the
Association of International Marathons
and Distance Races (AIMS).
Naturally, the official organizing body of
the event, the CMA is geared up for
another fantastic staging of the
renowned race. CMA Race Director,
Rowyn James says, The 2015
Comrades Marathon will be run for the
90th time since the race was first staged
in 1921. The start gun will be fired in
Durban on Sunday, 31 May 2015 and the
race ends 12 hours later at the Oval
Cricket Stadium in Pietermaritzburg.


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Samancor ECM
Charity Golf Day
a huge success

Dale Hayes gave the players some tips and

a few Puma rugby players also joined
players for a day of fun. (Photographs &
Information: Samancor ECM & Willem

Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines (ECM)

hosted their annual Charity Golf Day on 21
November 2014.
Through this day they raise money for
community projects. As tradition dictates the
day was filled with fun and ended a huge
success. Various projects will benefit from
the contributions made by the players.
The results of the
day was:

Winners: Ernest Faver and Anton van

Vuuren with 49 points. Second place:
Mariska Stickling and Loralyn Botha with 48
points. Third place: Martin van Rooyen and
Willem Montgomery with 46 points.
The Longest drives went to Justin van
Staden and Zandre Lindeque. Nearest to the
Pins were Kallie Erasmus and J Bench. The
best Samancor Team was Tweefontein with
84 points. Second: Tubatse with 80 and third:
ECM Mancom Team
with 75.
Samancor ECM would
like to thank everybody
that participated and
those who contributed
towards this worthy
cause. Without you,
days like this will not be
possible. ECM is
looking forward to see
you again next year.