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Will Mapoch’s
Mine be saved?

Fast forward!

The week that was saw a busy and
eventful time for residents of the area.
The relationship between industry,
employees, communities and government remained straned and the EFF
under their leader Julius Malema hosted
a massive march to Modikwa Platinum
Mine on Friday. All part of the areas’s
robust daily dynamics. But the robustness do no only extend to politics, social
and labour relations. ECM’s Winterveld
Festival proved to be equally robust,
from the boxcart race to the potjiekos
and no-show of Mandoza on Saturday
evening. More of this festival inside.

Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad

28 August 2015


The business rescue practitioners of embattled steel producer Evraz Highveld Steel
and Vanadium has asked for an extension
and will probably publish the company’s final
business resucue plan on Wednesday 30
One reason for the extension is to grant
potential bidders a week’s extension for
the submission of binding offers. An initial
deadline of August 21 had been set, which
has now been extended to August 28 at the
request of the bidders. The company as well
as the associated Mapochs mine have been
in business rescue since April and potential
bidders have paid the $10-million fee stipulated to gain access to the information required
to complete a due diligence investigation.
Separate business rescue processes are
under way for Evraz Highveld and Mapochs
, located at Roossenekal, but bidders are
expected to make a combined offer for
both companies. According to documents
published on the company’s website under
the Business Rescue heading, the bidding
process is one of several processes currently under way at the company, which is
also engaging with its trade unions and with
creditors. So far meetings with trade unions,
notably NUM and Solidarity have already
taken place and a committee of creditors was
According to the published documents
claims to the amount of approximately R177
million in terms of Mapochs had been received from creditors.
The company has indicated, through a
Section 189 notice, that as many as 1 089
of its 2 240 employees could be retrenched,
which includes Mapochs. The business
rescue practitioners are also finalising a plan
for presentation to creditors. Steelmaking
operations have been halted and outstanding
semifinished material has been processed
into saleable product. All remaining stocks
will be sold over the next month or two.
The Business rescue practitioners say they
remain of the view that there is a reasonable
prospect of Mapochs Mine being rescued.

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28 AUGUST 2015


Learning the playful way
Learners from Calvin College this week
developed a variety of skills during sessions with Junior Engineer for Africa.
Through play with lego blocks engineering principles are taught, creativity developed, problem solving tested,
exposure to how machines and mechanisms work, building of practical technical knowledge encouraged and even
robotics investigated.

Redenaar van
Shelby van der Sandt het gedurende die
wintervakansie aan die ATKV Nasionale
Redenaarskompetisie in Worcester deelgeneem.
In haar spesifieke kategorie was daar
57 deelnemers van regoor die land.
Sy was een van die top 10 finaliste
wat daar gekies is en behoort binne die
volgende week te hoor waar in die top 10
groep sy val.
In die hele kompetisie was daar meer
as 6000 inskrywings en die gehalte was
van ‘n baie hoë standaard.
(Inligting en foto: Arlene Malan, Steelpoort Akademie).

Neem deel aan Ehlanzeni hokkieproewe

Leerlinge van Steelpoort Akademie het op 22 Augustus in Nelspruit aan Ehlanzeni hokkieproewe deelgeneem. Die uitslae van die proewe is nog nie bekend nie. Van links is: Yone
Volschenk, JC Knoetze, Luan Gouws, DJ Knoesen, Tinus de Jager en Twane Malan. (Foto en
inligting: Arlene Malan, Steelpoort Akademie)

28 AUGUSTUS 2015



ASA Metals celebrates Women’s Day
On the 21st of August, ASA Metals celebrated
Woman’s Day at the plant. The well-known
Christian speaker, Mrs Retha McPherson
brought a message on Love and Intimacy
with God to the ladies which enriched them
The origin of Woman’s Day is in rememberance of 9 August 1956, when more than 20
000 South African women of all races staged
a march to the Union Buildings in protest

against the proposed amendments to the
Urban Areas Act, commonly referred to as
the “pass laws”. The march was led by Lillian
Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rheema Moosa and
Sophia Williams. The women stood silently
for 30 minutes and sang the protest song:
Wathint’Abafazi Wathint imbokodo (Now you
have touched the women, you have touched
a rock). This song has been reincarnated in
modern times as: you strike a woman, you

Agricultural graduates to benefit
from farm acquisition
The Department of Rural Development and
Land Reform, on 14 July 2015, approved the
acquisition of a R15.5 million farm for youth
in Limpopo Province’s Capricorn District.
The 826 hectares Waldburg farm, located
at Capricorn District’s Molemole Local Municipality, was purchased by the department with
the purpose of supporting the young agriculture graduates as part of the Proactive Land
Acquisition Strategy (PLAS).
The eight youth who will be beneficiaries
of this acquisition have various agriculture
qualifications with three of them having
degrees; four with National Diplomas and
one with a certificate. They are currently on
a two-year leanership programme with the
Molemole Local Municipality.
Currently, the young graduates have been
placed on two land reform farms (Mapfresh
Produce Farms and Maiwashe Estate) and
two privately owned farms (Elimark Farm
and Soetdorings) to acquire practical skills in
animal and crop production.
The Agricultural Sector Education
Training Authority (Agriseta) has undertaken
to register the graduates into a legal entity.
Agriseta will also provide comprehensive
mentorship support which will include governance and management; technical skills and
enterprise skills.
Also in Limpopo Province, the Department of Rural Development and Land
Reform, through its Recapitalisation and
Development Programme, approved a R10.9
million financial injection into the Mamathola
farms at the Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality in the Mopani District. The Mamathola
farms produce bananas, avocados and mangoes.In addition to acquiring land in Limpopo
Province, the department has made four
notable farm acquisitions in KwaZulu-Natal
Province worth R18.3 million combined. Two
of the farms are located in the uMzinyathi
District; and others are located in the Zululand and Uthukela districts.

Koningskroon Farm is 263 hectares of
land located in the Ulundi Local Municipality
in Zululand district. It was acquired with the
aim of small holder settlement and decongestion of the nearby communal area. The farm
will be allocated to an emerging livestock
farmer with 67 cattle who is limited by lack of
adequate land to fully venture into commercial cattle farming.
A farm at uMvoti in uMzinyathi District
was acquired in order to ensure tenure security of the 27 families that are residing on the
243 hectares farm. The family also uses the
farm for grazing of their livestock.
Rietspruit Farm is 430 hectares of land
at eNdumeni in uMzinyathi District that was
acquired by the department to ensure tenure
security of three families currently residing
on the farm. The three families have been
occupying the farm for over 65 years and are
protected in terms of the Labour Tenants Act,
Act No. 3 of 1996.
In the Uthukela District, a farm at Umtshezi was acquired with the target to empower members of Women in Agriculture and
Rural Development (WARD). This would be
the first farm acquired with the intent to benefit women within the uThukela District.
The women from Wembezi will be
assisted to improve their already existing
small chicken business which they currently
operate from their back-yards for subsistence
purposes. The 264.3 hectares farm currently
has 21 chicken structures that accommodate
50 000 birds.
A total of 3786.3 hectares amounting
to R45 million have been acquired by the
department. The department acquires farms
through the Proactive Land Acquisition
Strategy (PLAS), which seeks to acquire
strategically located land for redistribution to
emerging farmers; the acquisition approved
will contribute towards achieving the development goals espoused in the National Development Plan.

strike a rock.
(Photographs and information: Martie Kassel-

man, ASA Metals).


28 AUGUST 2015


The best
of both
Wholesale and retail shopping all
in one convenient place
A1 Fisheries’ Wholesale shop this
week moved to the Twin City Complex in Burgersfort. They will now be
opera ng in conjunc on with the
exis ng shop, A1 Food Store at the
This is a move that is expected to
not only provide customers with a
one-stop shop, but also add value
in terms of a convenient and easy
shopping experience.
The front entrance will remain the
main entrance. A dedicated line for
wholesale shopping will ensure that
customers buying in bulk will be assisted quickly while the products
they buy will be dispatched from the
The popular bulk Goldi Frozen Chicken products will in future be sold
through the wholesale sec on in the
The convenience of having both
shops opera ng from this premises is clear when taking into account
that wholesale clients will now also
be able to easily buy single items that
does not form part of the wholesale
range - truly giving customers the
best of both worlds.
Fast, friendly service will con nue to
be a priority at both sec ons of the
shop. Giving clients value for money
and a pleasurable shopping experience is what the employees at A1 is
striving for.
To accentuate their commitment
towards giving the best, the shop
will in the coming months be transformed into something totally new.
A total revamp will give a fresh new
look to the shop and also change the
layout of the shop.
The shop will not be closed during
this period and trading will connue as normal. Much of the work
will be done during a night shi to
ensure that minimum distrup ons
will occur during shopping hours.
The management of the store would

like to in advance apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause, but
promise that it will be worth it once
everything is done.
The exci ng part of this fresh new
look is that branding is changing to
the A1 Food Store branding and the
shops will be offering great specials
to go with their new look.
The managers (photograph le ) of
A1 Food Store - Wanda Pieterse and
A1 Wholesale - Michael Maloney
are working hard to ensure that the
shop mergers and the future revamp
go as smoothly as possible.
They are invi ng customers to visit them and see for themselves the
range and value for money deals in
the shop.
Clients can s ll look for the weekly
promo ons in the newspaper and
the the monthly pamphlets. Apart
from the regular promo ons and
special deals, the shop will also be
offering exci ng compe ons in the
months to come. Visit the store regularly and keep an eye on the adversements to make sure you don’t
miss your chance to win once these
compe ons start. The store will
con nue to sell fresh bread and offer
a massive range of wors, boerewors,
meat products, chicken and fish at
great prices.
Deliveries are also being made for
wholesale clients - ask about this in
store as some terms and condi ons
may apply. This service makes it easy
to stock your shop without the headache of arranging transport for the
Pension payouts will con nue as
normal at the store on the allocated days. A1 Food Store is open from
Mondays to Saturdays. The ample
parking at Twin City Complex makes
it easy to visit them and the small taxi
rank at the back of the shop will take
non-wholesale clients making use of
public transport to their doorstep.

28 AUGUST 2015



Next week is Casual Day - use your imagination
Casual Day celebrates its 21st birthday
this year. Since inception Casual Day has
raised a total of R222 million for persons with
All over the country South Africans are
planning their outfits for the day. Says project
leader Vanessa du Plessis: “Use your imagination and surprise us with your ingenuity

in interpreting the theme, Spring into Action.
Our target it to get 3 million South Africans to
donate R10 for their stickers.”
Reasons to dress up on Casual Day!
1. Casual Day gives communities the
chance to come together to raise funds
for organisations in your area that render
services to persons with disabilities. 2. It
gives you the opportunity to be creative and
organise a fun event
at your office that will
boost morale and
contribute to teambuilding. 3. You can
step out in the theme
of the year, which is
Spring into Action. So
let your imagination
run wild see how big
you can go. Or you
can just wear a LOT
of stickers, like ten or
even twenty! 4. Casual Day supports the

right of persons with disabilities to education,
housing, training, accessibility, employment...
in other words, full inclusion into society.
1. It is fun, entertaining and valuable to society! 5. It’s so easy and convenient to participate – all promotional material is supplied
free-of-charge. 6. Casual Day allows you to
make a big difference in the world by getting
you community and office colleagues to do
a small thing – wear the official Casual Day
sticker. 7. You can rest
assured that funds
raised from sticker
donations provide material relief to persons
with disabilities. 8.
Casual Day demonstrates community
spirit in action. 9. R10
is a small donation to
make, especially when
you know it will really
make a difference.
Casual Day is a
owned by the National

Helping Hand Food Bank reaches out
Helping Hand Food Bank is a NGO that has
donated food parcels to over 20 000 families since
2012. They recently visited another home in Manoke.
Kgakanyana is an orphanage founded and managed
by Antonette Mogiba and it has 15 children living there.
Mrs. Mogiba started community work in 1998 as a home
base carer. She is only receiving grants for 4 children as
some still await the court order that will give her rights to
the children and also enable her to proceed with grant
applications. The kids are refered to her by the police

and social workers.
Ouma Nkosi who is the founder of Helping Hand Food
Bank was introduced to the home by Kgotlelo Mashoeu
who is Miss Junior South Africa in Limpopo. The two met at
the SOLMA (State of Local Municipal Address) and realized
the passion they both shared in assiting the needy.
Helping Hand Food Bank would like to thank Steelpoort
Pick n Pay for the work they are continuing to do in chanaging the lives of the people.
(Information & photograph: Helping Hand Food Bank).

Ms. Ouma
Nkosi Founder
of Helping
Miss Jnr
Africa in
Limpopo, Mrs
from Kgaknyane

Council of Persons with Physical Disabilities
and is run in partnership with its national beneficiaries, all members of the South African
Disability Alliance.
Stickers are available at all Edcon stores,
which include the following brands: Edgars,
Jet, JetMart, Boardmans, CNA, Red Square
and Legit. Stickers will also be available at
Absa, Game and DionWired stores, Shoprite
and Checkers.

God made
the wild
according to
their kinds,
the livestock
according to
their kinds,
and all the
that move
along the
according to
their kinds.
And God
saw that it
was good.
1:25 New
International Version



28 AUGUST 2015

Winterveld Festival fun
The annual Winterveld Festival took place
last weekend. The event was filled with fun
and entertainment and set the bar high for
next year.
A variety of competitions took place and
the winner were:
GHH Potjiekos Competition: Winner Megabus, Runner-up - Wildevy Manne, Team
Spirit - Tweefontein; Winterveld Soapbox
Derby: Winner - Hell Riders, Runner-Up Tubatse Hedgehogs 1, Team Spirit - Lannex;
Winerveld Adventure Race: Winner - Minions,
Runner-up - Lannex and Team Spirit - Hell
Lots of entertainment
for everyone. The
strongman competition
on Saturday kept young
and old in awe. A variety of rides were also
there for the kids.

Touch of Class and Chris Forrest performed on Friday evening.
The popular
Soapbox Derby
kick started the
on Saturday
This is always a
hotly contested
race and teams
build their carts
to be as fast as
possible. This
year the Hell
Riders from
Samancor ECM

A food and wine pairing took place on the stoep on Friday.

Mr. & Miss. Winterveld Competition entrants on stage.

28 AUGUSTUS 2015



Something for everyone at
Winterveld Festival

The Potjiekos Competition was a huge success. Entrants
created a potjie and decorated according to a theme.
The competition took on a Master Chef-style approach.

A variety of
artists performed at the
event. Dancing
took place for
early in the day
to the beat of
artists such as
Blackie Swart
and Diksnaar,
Elvis se seun,
Bongi, Gerhard
Steyn, Mona
Lee, Touch of
Class, Karlien
Husselman, Izak
Davel, Taboo,
Angel and many
After the last
artists left the
stage, a DJ took
over to keep the
beat going until
early morning.

Local ‘strongmen’ could also
try the activities the professionals do regularly.

• Fenders • Bonnets • Grills • Bumpers • Head & Tail
Lights • CV Joints • Brake Pads • Aircon Fans and
much more available! Re-build engines for sale!

The Wildevy Manne prepared a potjie that took second place. Their theme: Wilde Chef.





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28 AUGUST 2015


Winterveld Festival goes big
The Winterveld Festival on 21 and 22 August
was bigger than ever before. It was filled with
something for everyone. Stalls, entertainment
and competitions were just part of the mix.

and old
the festival.

28 AUGUSTUS 2015


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Kennisgewing/Notice * Kennisgewing/Notice
DMR Reference No:
Background and
The Proponent, Bauba A Hlabirwa Mining
Investments (Pty)
Limited (Bauba) has
appointed Ramboll
Environ Africa (Pty)
Ltd (Ramboll Environ)
as the independent
Environmental Assessment Practitioner
(EAP) to undertake
the necessary scopes
of work required to
obtain Environmental
Authorisations, Mining
Rights, Waste Management License, Water Use License and
Air Emissions License
for the proposed
Bauba Northern and
Southern Cluster
Platinum Mines (Proposed Project) located
near Burgersfort,
Limpopo Province of
South Africa.
Bauba obtained the
Prospecting Rights
(Ref. 256/2006PR)
to two prospecting
areas comprising
approximately 12
300 hectares located
in the north-eastern
Bushveld Igneous
Complex some 40km
northwest of the
Limpopo Province
town of Steelpoort
and 245km northeast

of Johannesburg.
The prospecting areas
are referred to as the
Northern Cluster and
the Southern Cluster. Separate Mining
Rights and associated
authorisations will
be applied for each
The Proposed Project
involves the underground mining of the
UG2 and Merensky
Chromitite Reefs via
drill and blast mining
methods. Existing
infrastructure and
services in the project
areas are limited
and services such
as access roads,
power and water
supply will need to be
established. Surface
infrastructure that may
need to be constructed includes, but is not
limited to, structures
such as shaft access,
administration buildings, change offices
(including ablution
facilities), workshops
as well as cooling
systems, conveyers,
storage silos and
beneficiation plants
(concentrators and
smelting plants).
Associated storage
facilities such as pollution control dams,
settling dams, waste
rock dumps and tailings storage facilities
may also be required
for the Proposed
Northern Cluster
The Northern Cluster
consists of five
privately owned
farms (Schoonoord
462KS, Indie 474KS,
Zwitzerland 473KS,
Fisant Laagte 506KS

and Waterkop 113KT)
of which Bauba do
not own any surface
rights. The total area
is approximately 7
700 ha in size. The
Northern Cluster falls
within the jurisdiction
of the Fetakgomo
Local Municipality,
which is part of the
Sekhukhune District
Southern Cluster
The Southern Cluster
consists of three
privately owned farms
(Groot Vygenboom
284 KT, Genokakop
285KT and Houtbosch
323 KT) of which
Bauba do not own any
surface rights. The
total area is approximately 4 600 ha in
size. The Southern
Cluster falls within
the jurisdiction of the
Greater Tubatse and
Local Municipalities,
which are part of the
Sekhukhune District
Legislated Framework
Before Bauba may
commence with
mining and associated
activities, the following
mining rights, environmental authorisations
and licenses need to
be obtained:
• Mining Right
Application in terms
of the Minerals and
Development Act
(No. 28 of 2002)
• Environmental
Authorisation in
terms of the

Management Act
(No. 107 of 1998)
(NEMA) with
specific reference
to the
Impact Assessment
(EIA) Regulations
Notice Regulation
(GNR) 983, 984
and 985 of
Bauba is
required to
undertake a
Scoping and EIA
Process in
accordance with
EIA Regulations of
• Waste
License (WML)
as detailed in the
Waste Act (No. 59
of 2008) (NEMWA)
with specific
reference to
GNR.921 of 2013.
Activities contained
herein require a
Scoping and
EIA Process to be
undertaken in order
to obtain a WML.
• Water Use Licenses
(WULs) in
accordance with
the National Water
Act (No. 36 of
1998) (NWA)
which will need to
be granted by the
Department of
Water and
Sanitation in terms
of Section 21 of the
• Atmospheric
Emissions License
(AEL) in terms of
the National

Management Air
Quality Act (No. 39
of 2004)
GNR.248 of 2010
for activities
associated with
beneficiation which
is to be obtained
from the District
Please note that
mining related developments requiring
application forms for
environmental authorisations in terms of
the NEMA, WML in
accordance with the
NEMWA as well as
listed activities that
have been triggered in
terms of the MPRDA
must be submitted to
the Limpopo Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) who
will be responsible for
making a decision for
the Proposed Project.
Draft Scoping
Please note that the
Draft Scoping Report
will be on public
review at the following
venues for a period
of 40 days from 25
August until 5 October
• Fetakgomo Atok
Thusong Service
Centre (Fetakgomo
Local Municipal
• Atok Thusong
Service Centre;
Stand No. 1,
Mashung GaNkwana
• Manganeng
Primary School
• Manganeng

• Honoko Primary
• Farm Genokakop
285KT, Coordinates
24°38’10.03”S; 30°
• Phuti Tlou
Secondary School
• Farm Schoonoord
• Ramboll Environ’s
Register as a Stakeholder
To become a registered stakeholder and
ensure all comments
and queries regarding the Proposed
Project are accurately
documented and
addressed, please
forward your contact
details and comments
by the 1 October 2015
Mr Brent Holme from
Ramboll Environ,
Office 1, Block 5,
Tuscany Rivonia, 6
Coombe Place, Edenburg, 2128, (TEL) 011
568 1545, (FAX) 011
807 3076, (EMAIL)

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Notice of Public Meeting: Prospecting
This notice serves to inform all interested and affected parties that Dorisync (Pty) Ltd has in terms of
section 16 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources
development Act of 2002 (Act 28 of 2002) applied for
a prospecting right for, PGM’s, Chrome, Vanadium,
Titanium on the Farm Zwemkloof 283 KT, in the Magisterial District of Sekhukhune, Limpopo Province.
Please submit your written concerns within 30 days
of this notice to: / or alternatively on
Tel: (+27) 12 7722 350 and Fax: (+27) 86 626 4839.
A Public Meeting will be held on the 02nd of September 2015 at Tswako Lekentle Traditional Councillor at
DMR Ref No. LP 30/5/1/1/2/12268PR

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A world-class
in Mining and
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 world’s 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.

Accounting Clerk
ROLE PURPOSE: To assist in the finance department in the carrying out of the department’s duties.
ROLE REQUIREMENTS: • Grade 12 or equivalent • At least 2 years relevant experience in the Smelter/Mining environment • Exposure to financial/costing reporting system
• Must be a team player, have attention to detail and must be willing and eager to learn •
National Diploma/Degree in Finance/Costing field will be an added advantage
ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES: • Monthly reconciliations of the sub ledgers and the trial
balance • To assist in the maintenance and reconciliations of the fixed assets register •
To assist in the accounting of raw material and costing of the mine and Smelter • Assist
with month end and year end procedures. • Must be deadline driven and be willing to
work overtime if required. • To assist with adhoc duties as required by the departmental

General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.
Preference will be given to historically disadvantaged South Africans. Assessments may be one of themethods utilised to determine the successful candidate. The company offers a competitive remuneration
package commensurate with the position. The Company reserves the right not to appoint.

General: ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd/Dilokong Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.
Preference will be given to historically disadvantaged South Africans. Assessments may be one of themethods utilised to determine the successful candidate. The company offers a competitive remuneration
package commensurate with the position. The Company reserves the right not to appoint.

Please forward your application, stating which position you are applying for by e-mail:

Please forward your application, stating which position you are applying for by e-mail:

Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after the closing date must accept
that their applications were not successful.

Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after the closing date must accept
that their applications were not successful.

Closing date: 04 September 2015

Closing date: 11 September 2015

28 AUGUSTUS 2015



Steelpoort vs Ohrigstad
Laerskool Ohrigstad en Steelpoort Akademie het verlede week teen
mekaar krieket gespeel. Lees meer op bladsy 12.

Die wedstryd is op
Ohrigstad gespeel
en heelwat toeskouers het deur middag kom ondersteun.

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Come support the
Kruppel Buffels
Golf Day
On Saturday 29 August, the annual Kruppel Buffel Golf Day will
take place at Tubatse Chrome Club. This day is hosted to raise
funds for the older men attending the Golden Oldies Rugby tournament every year.
The entrance fee will be R250 per person.
To enter contact Martin van Rooyen on 072 564 2811. Teams
and people who would like to enter are welcome. The aim is to fill
the course to capacity as this is every year a day to remember.

Laerskole speel krieket
Laerskool Ohrigstad en Steelpoort Akademie het verlede
week Donderdag ‘n vriendskaplike krieketwedstryd teen mekaar gespeel.
Die wedstryd is op Ohrigstad

gespeel. Steelpoort het uiteindelik
gewen, maar die jong spelers het
almal waardevolle ervaring tydens
die wedstryd opgedoen.
Kyk na nog foto’s op bladsy 11
van hierdie koerant.

Na Sun City met golf en ‘n
dryfhou teen kanker
Tubatse Chrome Golf Klub se
room in streekfinaal
Plaaslike golfspelers het verlede naweek die Chroom
Golf Klub se naam hoog gehou by die streeksfinale
van die Sanlam Kanker Golf Uitdaagreeks.
Die kompetisie is in Lephalale (Ellisras) by die
Mogol Golf Klub gehou. Die plaaslike spelers wat
deelgeneem het was: Thinus Labuschagne (A-divisie,
0-9 handicap), Andre Botha (B-divisie, 10-16 handicap), Dean van Staden (C-divisie, 17 en op handicap)
en Loralyn Botha (C-divisie vroue).
Loralyn het 99 houe gespeel met 34 punte om
haar tweede in haar divisie te plaas. Andre Botha het
91 houe gespeel met 27 punte. Dean van Staden
was die enigste junior in die veld en het waardevolle
ervaring opgedoen. Hy het 100 houe gespeel en 27
aangeteken. Thinus Labuschagne, ‘n 5 handicap het
3 oor baansyfer 75 gespeel met 38 punte om hom die
algehele wenner van die A-divisie en die dag te maak.
Hy gaan Limpopo in die A-divisie by die Sanlam
Kanker Golf
Uitdaging by Sun City
vanaf 18 - 21 Oktober verteenwoordig.
Spelers sal op dag 1
die baan by Lost City
speel en op dag 2 die
Gary Player baan.
Thinus is baie
opgewonde oor sy
wen en die vooruitsig
om Limpopo te gaan
verteen woordig.
Thinus se geloof speel
‘n groot rol en hy gee
daar die eer. Hy sê:
“Jesus het golf gespeel, nie ek nie want
ek het nog nooit sulke
goeie golf gespeel
(Foto’s & inligting:
Thinus Labuschagne)