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Steel producer Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium (which includes

susidiar, Mapochs Mine at Roossenekal) is one step closer to announcing a preferred bidder to buy the business, which is currently
under business rescue.
Business rescue practitioners met with creditors this week and
said a rescue plan would be published later this month.
The practitioners said said there were three offers for Evraz
Highveld. Bidders were a mix of international interests and domestic
groups, including empowerment entities, he said.
Publication of a business rescue plan set for August 31 had been
pushed out to mid September.
Creditor payments would be detailed in the plan. In April Evraz
Highveld went into voluntary business rescue and in July said it
planned to retrench up to 1 089 employees.


We dont ...

Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad

4 September 2015


... need this madness. We do need a better traffic setup.

This alternative road had to do in last week Fridays month
end chaos, and if there were traffic people on duty, the newspaper only saw one ... See p 3 for more of the chaos and
yes, total disregard for order and traffic rules. A not so happy
free for for all!

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A message
of hope
Sizzy Mnisi (23) from Garagopola Village in Driekop is
a local HIV ambassador.
She took the opportunity Womens Month brought
to talk to women at local
Sizzy was raped as a
young girl and got infected
with the virus, but has taken every opportunity in life
to make a difference.
The events as the
creches included talks on
taking care of yourself, to
not abuse SASSA Cards
and staying away from alcohol, drugs and cigarettes.
Sizzy encouraged the
women to know their status
and make use of condoms,
but also teach their children
about HIV. She encouraged
HIV positive people to get
in contact with her as many
people lack an emotional
support network.
Her number is 072 780

Womens Month celebrated

with taking a taking a girl
child to work

On Thursday, 27 August 2015 girls from Gobetse Secondary School near Steelbridge in Ga-Malekane visited
Northams Booysendal Pla num Mine.
Taking a girl child to work ini a ve formed part of
the mines Womens Month Celebra ons and was themed
Choose your tomorrow, today. The youth is important to
Booysendal and empowering women from surrounding
communi es is another valued priority that complimented
the ini a ve.
The mine took the opportunity to showcase the various job opportuni es within their industry. They were
showed the career paths that exist and what to study to
reach the top posi ons a er years of service. The General
Manager, Mr. Willie Theron told the grade 10 learners that
they should not limit themselves to jobs within the mining
sector. The world is out there with opportuni es in banking and other industries. He encouraged them to focus on
their educa on and to work hard while not giving in to peer
Dierent depressure when it comes to adult ac vi es.
partments gave
The girls had the opportunity to ask ques ons and visit
presenta ons.
the Plant before having lunch and heading back to school.

Kohin Youth Week

in Burgersfort
From 24 - 28 August Kohin hosted
its first Youth Week in Burgersfort.
Various speakers joined hands to
make this a special week. Matjie
Tokollo and her Rap Boy band from
Magakantshe Primary School had
the learners dancing and screaming
for more. Pastor Solly and Theresa
Skhosana blessed the learners with
Scripture and songs. Pastor Lifi
Thlaka from Apiesdoring taught the
learners to dig deep and receive
the reward - knowledge is power.
Steelpoort Academy with Thelma
Smit performed two dances with a
powerful Biblical message. Natie
Coetser had a session with the
grade 6 and 7 learners, preparing them for next year. Laerskool

Burgersfort entertained with song and movements. Kohin would like to thank everyone
who made this week possible. They hope to
do it again next year. (Photographs & Information: Sunlie Posthumus).



John 8:31 (partial) -32 NIV

Jesus said, If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then
you will know the truth, and the truth
will set you free.
All in one day. Top left: A delivery truck first hogs
the lane to the slipway at the R555 / R37 robot and
then rushes through the slipway towards the mall.
Top right: Friday afternoon free for all at the mall /
Themba robot. Left: Taxi uses the left-turn lane at
the Steelpoort 4 - way stop to force himself past
traffic regardless.... Bottom left: Avanza floaters and
taxis as usual do what they want. Hogging the road
from the one-way to Themba Filling station and forcing themselves into the congested opposite stream.
Bottom: This truck just forced itself around the more
careful vehicle into the very busy R37 at Riba Cross.

We demand! - and then rubber bullets

The Tubatse Police Station in Praktiseer had to defend itself against
an angry mob from Alverton village outside Burgersfort on Monday
when people stormed the station and demanded that two men who
were allegedly involved in a service delivery protest, be freed.
According to the Police community members from Alverton barricaded the road to the village on Monday at about 02:30. They also
burned tyres in what is thought to be a service delivery protest.
The police attended the scene and two men were taken for questioning. Thereafter Police managed to escort the protesters to Municipal offices in Burgersfort to hand over a memorandum to the Mayor.
After the hand-over, Police escorted them back to Alverton. After
the Police left them in Alverton, surprisingly the villagers drove to Tubatse Police station and attempted to attack the Police, demanding
the release of the two men.
The Police had to use the rubber bullets to disperse the villagers
inside the SAPS premises and they managed to arrest 8 suspects (3
males and 5 females) . The two men were released after preliminary
investigations of the police didnt link them with a crime.
The 8 arrested suspects appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrates
court on Wednesday and they were granted bail of R300 each. Their
case was postponed to 7 October 2015 for further investigation.
(Information and photograph: Constable Jerial Mvundlela - SAPS
Tubatse Communications Officer)



Working in a Mans World

On the 28th of August, the Women in Chrome Commi ee hosted the annual Womens Day
celebra on. The day, themed Working in a Mans
World, was a great success. The women working at
Tubatse Chrome were reminded of their personal

strength and the meaningful impact they could make in a

male dominated industry. The day saw a host of speakers
addressing the ladies.
To end o the day, the ladies got to show o their hidden
talents through dance and song.

Tubatse Chrome Cares

Throughout the year, various beneficiaries have benefied from Tubatse Chromes informal CSI iniaves. Here are but a few examples of the great work done:
Enterprise and Supplier

Tubatse Chrome remains commi ed to suppor ng and nurturing

emerging small and medium sized businesses. Currently there are
10 businesses that have been assisted through Enterprise
Development covering services such as gardening, pain ng and
civil concrete work. Furthermore, 10 local entrepreneurs as well
as 10 SBBC members will be a ending a Business Management
course during the next month, sponsored by Tubatse Chrome.

Choir blazers

Kohin Youth Coaches

Kohin con nues to make great strides

in the schools where they are currently
based. As a result of on-going support,
Kohin has been able to place Youth
Coaches at Kgahlanong High School and
Maelebe Primary School. These Youth
coaches provide guidance and counselling
to children in need of psychological and
emo onal care.

Shopiane Primary school received blazers for their school choir. The school plans to
par cipate in many choir compe ons.

As the year draws

to end, Tubatse
Chrome looks
forward to doing
more great work
in the surrounding
communi es.

SARS e-filing

During the
holidays, the
four high
schools in the
area received
to host the
Winter school.
This me is
used to prepare the
for the upcoming exams.

On the 25th and 26th of August, Tubatse Chrome hosted SARS on site. Employees were
able to submit their tax return without the hassle of long queues and transport. Well
done to all the responsible tax payers for submi ng their taxes on me.



Going to nationals
Joshua Generation
are proud of their
students who excelled in athletics.
Tumiso Phiri,
Ado Bhembe,
Ofentse Boroko,
Kgonne Makuwa,
Isreal Cheloane,
Leago Mphahlele,
Blessing Phiri,
Tsebo Makuwa and
Khutso Lekalakala
all qualified for the
SACSSA National
athelics championships.
These students
are forming part of
the Mpumalanga
team and will take
part in the national
event between 25
and 26 October
2015. It will happen
in Sasolburg.

(Information & Photographs: Joshua


Women honoured at church

Womens Month
came to an end in
style at the Uniting
Reformed Church
in Southern Africas
(URCSA) Ohrigstad/
Kgautswane branch.
The women of the
church were treated
to a hot meal and
gifts. The special
occasion was on
Sunday 30 August
(Photographs &
Information: Sam



Miss SAPS Leboeng crowned as

part of Womens Month
The Leboeng SAPS in conjuction with
the Department of Educations Drakensberg Circuit, CPF, Youth Desk and
the Leboeng VEP held a crime awareness campaign as part of their Womens Month Celebrations. The event
took place at Legoleng Primary School
in Kgautswane. Local high schools took
part in the campaign and competed
in drama, debate, traditional dance,
ballroom dance, poetry and a beauty
A grade 10 learner from Tshabelang
Dinoko High School was crowned Miss
Leboeng SAPS 2015.
A large number of people from
different villages in the policing area
attended the event.
The station commpander of Leboeng SAPS, Captain Solomon Moholane
encouraged the youth to refrain from

abusing drugs like Nyaope. He also thanked

their sponsors for supporting the event. (Information & photographs: Const. MA Sibatana).



Steelies se mooistes gekroon

Steelpoort Akademie het Woensdagaand
hul nuwe Mnr. en Mej. Steelie aangewys in
verskillende ouderdomsgroepe.
Die leerders het hul talent op die loopplank voor vier beoordelaars en n skare
ouens en ondersteuners gewys. Die aand het
afgeskop met n optrede deur Tiny Tots Ballerinas. Die skoolkoor en plaaslike sangeres,
Carina Knoesen het ook opgetree.
Die wenners in die verskillende kategorie was: Primr: Seuns 6 - 8: Henru
Knoesen (tweede prins), Keon de Wet
(eerste prins) en Franco Bothma (Mnr.
Steelie Primr). Junior Dogters 9 - 11 jaar:
Joane du Plessis (tweede prinses); Shadon Myburgh (eerste prinses) en Juanita
Bothma (Mej. Steelie Junior). Junior Seuns:
9 - 11 jaar: Kobus Oosthuizen (tweede prins);
Mondr Malan (eerste prins) en Anco van
Staden. Senior Dogters: 12 - 13 jaar: Caitlin
Faltor (tweede prinses); Shelby van der
Sandt (eerste prinses) en Nerine van Wyk
(Mej. Steelie Senior). Senior Seuns: 12 - 13
jaar: Roddy Alberts (eerste prins) en Sage
Montague (Mnr. Steelie Senior).

Bo: Die Senior

kategorie se wenners van die Mnr.
en Mej. Steelie
2015 kompetisie.


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First local KFC Primary

Schools soccer tournament
a huge success
On 22 August the first local KFC Primary
Schools Soccer Tournament took place
at Mohlarutse Secondary School at Riba
The participating schools included
Maelebe Primary School, Madinoge Primary School, Calvin College and Sekabate Primary School.
Maelebe won their first match agains
Madinoge and Sekabate defeated Calvin
College on a penalty shootout after playing to a draw.
The final was between Maelebe and
Sekabate and this game also ended in a
draw. Sekabate was crowned the champions after winning on penalties. Concern
Sekatane from Sekabate was the Player
of the tournament.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and

everyone attending the tournament
received some KFC branded goodies.
Brilliant talent have been spotted
from both the boys and the girls.
Phillimon Rantho from KFC in
Burgersfort thanked everyone who
ensured that the day was a success.
He gave special thanks to Nicola
Diener (the local KFC Marketing
Coordinator), Jerry and the KFC crew,
Michael Letebele (Mice) the camera
man, teachers, coaches and learners
who participated. He also thanked
Mohlarutse, their principal and their
school governing body for the venue
theyve provided. (Information and
photographs: KFC Burgersfort)

Assmang Limited Dwarsrivier Mine seeks suitable Companies to

submit proposals for the Underground Belt Extensions, New Installaons and Reclamaon.
Our mine, situated in the Limpopo Province about 60km from Lydenburg and 40km from Burgersfort, is a member of the Assmang
Group and world-class producer of Chrome Ore and was nominated as Top Employer 2014.
Tender Number: TM 1508/01
Underground Belt Extensions, New Installaons
& Reclamaons
The Scope of Works is for belt extensions, new installaons and
reclamaon of belt equipment and structures.
Note that this is for Mechanical and Electrical extensions, installaons and reclamaon
If interested in tendering, please submit the following Pre-qualifying documentaon on or before closing date below:

Valid BEE Cerficate

Copy of Company Registraon (CK 1 / 2)
Company Profile
Suppliers Client References
Key Personnels CVs & Qualificaons (Cerficates)

Enquiries regarding the tender can be directed to below e-mail and

or fax:
Fax: 0866 101 887
Please quote the relevant tender number in the subject line of
your e-mail or fax.
No telephonic queries will be entertained.
Closing Date: 11 September 2015

Public Notice

Public Notice

2016/17 IDP Forum Meeting

Invitation to Miss GTM 2015

The Mayor of Greater Tubatse Municipality Cllr RS Mamekoa

invites Magoshi, Mining Houses, Sector Departments, Civic organisations, NGO/CBO `s, Business, Councillors, Ward Committees,
CDW`s and members of the public to 2016/17 IDP forum meeting
scheduled as follows:

Greater Tubatse Municipality is inviting girls between the ages of

15 and 25 to enter for Miss GTM 2015 Beauty pageant scheduled
as follows;
Date :
19 September 2015
Time :
Thaba Moshate Convention Resort
Those who are interested to participate must collect registration
forms and return them to the Municipal offices on or before 08th
September 2015.
For and more information please contact Hlase ML @ 013 231
1195 or 082 447 4618
Mohlala JNT
Municipal Manager

Date :
Time :

08 September 2015
Greater Tubatse Municipal Chambers

For more information please contact Mashigo MM @013 231 1188

and Sebaka ML @ 013 231 1185 during working hours
Mohlala JNT
Municipal Manager



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Klein Advertensies Smalls

Place your small advertisement via e-mail or fax or contact Bennla Celliers on 083 543 1676 or 083 271 9151. E-mail: Fax: 086 554 9031


EDUCATIONAL: (Minimum level necessary to
perform the job).
Ability: The driver Truck and operate forklift
School: Grade 12 and Valid code 10 Drivers License and forklift drivers license will be an advantage.
EXPERIENCE: (Minimum necessary before being considered for the Job)
code 10 drivers licence, forklift licence, and 2 to 3 years in Delivery and
Forklift Driving experience. And necessary knowledge of stock handling.
Basic salary: R58 025.28 to R62 087.04 per annum
CORE COMPETENCIES: Driving skills, Literate and numerate, Attention to
details, Verbal and written communication skills and Accuracy.
Key Performance Areas
Purpose: To deliver the stock ordered by the CRM for the client
To operate a forklift and put heavy loads in tight space, operate needs good
eye-hand foot coordination
Duties: Stock Control: - Ensure that daily checks on the trucks are performed
Ensure that the standards of K53 and Road Management Act are adhered
to. Ensure that the stock is delivered on time. Ensure that the delivery documents are collected and submitted to the office.
General: To perform any other task that the incumbent is qualified (competency and skill) to perform as per company requirement.
Closing date: 10/09/2015
All applications to be send to HR for consideration, if you dont hear from
us within 2 weeks after the closing date know that your application was not
successful and candidate must be willing to start immediately.
Fax to email: 086 663 2789, Email address:

1.Sport Klubs /Sport
4. Oornag Akkommodasie/Overnight
5. Troeteldiere/Pets
6. Persoonlik/Personal
7. Allerlei/Miscellaneous
8. Finansies/Financial
9. Te Huur/To Rent
10. Te Koop/For sale

3. Dienste/
Burgersfort Transport
For all your transport

(transport of mine &
construction workers)
Contact Ariff
072 337 7332

9. Te Huur/
For Rent
Two b
apartment available.
R4500 with water and
prepaid metre, Aloe
Ridge West.
1 Bedroom - R3500
with lights and water.
Aloe Ridge West.
Call 082 578 6113
Lang en kort termyn
verblyf beskikbaar
op plaas 10km buite
Burgersfort op Lydenburg pad.
Kontak Miena op
082-960-3689 of
(013) 231-7899.

Assmang Limited Dwarsrivier Mine seeks suitable Companies

to submit proposals for the Underground & Surface Sanitaon
Our mine, situated in the Limpopo Province about 60km from Lydenburg and 40km from Burgersfort, is a member of the Assmang
Group and world-class producer of Chrome Ore and was nominated as Top Employer 2014.
Tender Number: TM 1507/07
Underground & Surface Sanitaon Service
The scope is for a well-managed underground and surface sanitaon soluon services.
If interested in tendering, please submit the following Pre-qualifying documentaon on or before closing date below:

Valid BEE Cerficate

Copy of Company Registraon (CK 1 / 2)
Company Profile
Suppliers Client References
Key Personnels CVs & Qualificaons (Cerficates)

Enquiries regarding the tender can be directed to below e-mail and

or fax:

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 worlds chrome reserves are
located. The key to our ongoing success has been continuous innovation and development. These
endeavours include: A chromium production mine An ore beneficiation plant Pelletising and
sinter plant Four 66 MVA production furnaces. These exciting developments have necessitated
the employ of only the best the mining profession has to offer. Join us at our operation, close to the
rapidly expanding town of Burgersfort in the Limpopo Province.


ROLE PURPOSE: Operating the hoist in a safe, efficient and responsible manner
ensuring that all persons, equipment, explosives and material is lowered and raised
in the shaft according to the agreed Shaft Schedule and as indicated.
ROLE REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12 school certificate or relevant qualification
Must be appointed in terms of the DMR Must be in possession of a valid winding
engine driver certificate of competency Must have proof that he is presently driving a winding machine Must be able to work underground Must be able to work
Rotational Shift Must be of sober habits Must be medically fit
ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensuring that the hoist and associated machinery
and equipment are inspected daily and kept at optimum standards Operating the
hoist double drum winder by responding to the signals and instructions on a rotating
shift cycle Lowering material and equipment and people when necessary in the
mine shaft Completing all required reports and register. Manipulate Surveyors
measuring staff according to Surveyors directions and indications Adhere to the
Clauses and Regulations of the Mine Health and Safety Act. Conducting housekeeping tasks in the workplace. Participate in the Compnays Health Safety and
Environmental Management programme. Comply to mine STD and work instruction and procedures of the company.
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: or Fax: 086 245 7888.
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: 11 September 2015

Fax: 0866 101 887
Please quote the relevant tender number in the subject line of
your e-mail or fax.
No telephonic queries will be entertained.
Closing Date: 11 September 2015




Laerskool Ohrigstad
hou hul golfdag op

Tweefontein Mines
soccer team is on the ball
On Wednesday 26
August a combination
of the Tubatse Cluster
SAPS and Sadtu soccer
teams visited Tweefontein Mines soccer tam
for a friendly match at
Mangabane Village.
The Tweefontein
Mine team dominated
the ball possession in
the first half. They managed to score two goals.
In the second half both
teams scored to make
the final score 3-1 in
favour of Tweefontein.
(Information & photograph: Const. Jerial
Mvundlela, Tubatse

Pret op Pelgrimsrus
Laerskool Ohrigstad het hul jaarlikse
golfdag op 22 Augustus by Pelgrimsrus se
golfklub gehou.
Dit was n heerlike dag en n suksesvolle fondsinsamelingsprojek vir die skool.
Die skool bedank graag al die borge
wat die dag moontlik gemaak het asook al
die spelers wat ingeskryf het.
(Fotos en inligting: Laerskool Ohrigtad)

SDM team too strong for Masters

On Saturday 29 August the Tubatse Masters soccer
team hosted the Sekhukhune District Municipalitys
soccer team.
The friendly game was played at Leolo Secondary School in Praktiseer.
The men from Sekhukhune were too strong and

won the game 7-5.

(photographs & Iinformation: Pitso Sehlabela)

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Action Cricket Teams

enter now
The new action cricket season will be starting in
the first week of October at Tubatse Chrome Club.
Teams are welcome to enter into the competition.
This is a fun team building experience for companies or just a bunch of friends. Contact Martin van
Rooyen to enter on 072 564 2811.

Public Notice
Invitation to 2015 Arts & Culture Festival
Greater Tubatse Municipality is inviting Cultural groups to participate in the Arts and Culture Festival scheduled as follows:
Date :
Time :

12 September 2015
Ga-Motodi Tribal Hall

Groups which are interested to participate must register with their

Ward Councillor or can visit the Arts and Culture Office at the Municipal offices on before 08th September 2015.
For and more information please contact Hlase ML @ 013 231
1195 or 082 447 4618
Mohlala JNT
Municipal Manager

Editorial: William Zwart

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Advertising: Bennla Celliers
Tel: 083 543 1676
Fax: 086 554 9031/013 231 7147
Postal address: P O Box 2208, Burgersfort, 1150
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Public Notice
Youth Council Conference
The Mayor of Greater Tubatse Municipality Cllr RS Mamekoa
invites Youth formations to attend the Municipal Youth Council
Conference scheduled as follows;
10th 12th September 2015
Forever Resorts Blydepoort
The following are expected to attend
Delegates from the Wards
Youth formations of political parties represented in Council
Youth living with disabilities
For more information please contact Malekane NP
Mohlala JNT
@ 013 23 1103/082 446 4139
Municipal Manager


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2016 Comrades
Marathon entries open
The 2016 Comrades Marathon entry process
had opened. The 91st edition of the worlds
biggest and oldest ultra-marathon is all set to
be run on Sunday, 29 May 2016.
Entries into the 2016 Comrades Marathon
opened on 1 September 2015. The entry
period will close on 30 November 2015 or
as soon as the entry cap of 20 000 has
been reached. Prospective entrants are
encouraged to get their entries in early to
avoid disappointment.
Entry fees for the 2016 Comrades
Marathon are as follows: Early Bird: R380.00
(for South African athletes only); Local
Entries: R420.00; Rest of Africa: R700.00;
International: R2400.00
South African runners will be eligible
for the early bird entry fee of R380 if their
entry is received before 30 September
2015. The regular South African entry fee of
R420 will kick in on 1 October 2015 until the
entry process is closed. Entry is free to all
runners who have completed the Comrades
Marathon 25 times or more.
Runners can enter as follows: online
via the Comrades Marathon website: www.; by posting their completed
entry form with proof of payment to the
CMA Office in Pietermaritzburg: P.O. Box
100621, Scottsville, 3209; by handing in
their completed entry form together with the
original bank deposit slip at the CMA office in
Entry forms will be available at local
running clubs, provincial sporting federations
and the CMA; as well as selected qualifying
races which the Comrades Team will be
attending from September to November.
Qualifying for the 2016 Comrades
Marathon will be applicable from 30 August
2015 till 2 May 2016. Runners are advised
that the 2015 Comrades Marathon will not be
an automatic qualifier for next years race.

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Kruppel Buffels
speel golf
Die Kruppel Buffels het hul jaarlikse golfdag verlede week Saterdag by Tubatse Chroom Golf Klub
Die dag is goed ondersteun met twee vol velde.
Soos altyd was dit nie net die golf wat geniet is nie,
maar ook die ander uitdagings soos bokdrolspoeg
wat die spelers op hul tone gehad het. Die dag se
wenners was Andor Esbach, Embrich Cilliers, JJ
van der Walt en Michael Ngobeni. Die Kruppel Buffels bedank almal vir hul ondersteuning en bydraes
om van die dag n sukses te maak. Hulle gaan
einde September aan die Nasionale Golden Oldies
rugbytoernooi in die Kaap deelneem en die fondse
wat ingesamel is sal daarvoor gebruik word.