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Gazette break

The Steval Puma rugby team from Mbombela
visited the area for the annual training camp
at Hannah Game lodge and as usual spent
time with to visit Maepa Primary school and
Laerskool Ohrigstad. More on page 8.

Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad

26 February 2016

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26 FEBRUARY 2016

USMMEO
starting to
move
The United Small Medium Micro Entreprise Organisation (USMMEO)
had is second meeting this week.
Chairperson Joel Magabe told the meeting at Papa V Lodge just
outside Burgersfort that after the first meeting the formation of small
enterprises in an organisation to act as a collective has become even
more important in the light of the troubling economy, especially locally
where job losses are taking a massive toll.
He stressed the organisation’s non-racial and non-politicial character, saying that everyone must work together to create an income
and jobs.
He also stated that USMMEO is not and organisation for tenderpreneurs, but for people who try and grow their own small busineses
in the economy, thereby creating economic stability, growth and job
creation.
The audience also got the opportunity to ask questions about the
organisation and its aims.
SMMEs who want to find out more about the organisation can
phone 072-7080-315.

Better!
The narrow and difficult
traffic lanes in Dirk Winterbach Street, Burgersfort,
have been widened again.
Now you don’t have to
chop off a piece of your car,
(or have somebody drive it
off for you ...)

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26 FEBRUARY 2016

Kgoshi Mnisi’s Free rabies vaccinations
remains taken
home
On Friday 19 February 2016 the family of the late Kgoshi
Mdungazi Jokisa Mnisi led by Dr Muzilela Joshua Jacob Mnisi
exhumed His remains from the Smutsfield farm 446 KT portion
01 at Ohrigstad to be reburied at Kotsiri Graveyard, Schoonoord
farm 362 after more than 90 years.
According to the family, the late king was buried in 1923 at
that farm. The reason for the exhumation is that the family wants
to rebury the remains of their relatives in the place of their choice
at Kotsiri Graveyard.
The process of exhuming was done by Martins Funeral Undertakers from Lydenburg with the permission from the Mpumalanga Department
of Environmental
Health at Nelspruit.
The police at Ohrigstad escorted the
family to the farm
to ensure that the
process to exhume
is done properly
without any disturbance.
(Information
and photograph:
Constable Kholofelo
Phokane, Ohrigstad
SAPS)

The department of agriculture is hosting a Rabies campaign in March in various Tubatse communities. The
team will be vaccinating dogs and cats for free against
Rabies disease at the following places:
2nd - 3rd March 2016 - Tubatse Residence at the
Tuck shop inside the village
2nd - 4th March 2016 - PML Boerdery, Morone
farms and Fraaiuitzicht areas. Residents can contact
the department if they want their pets to be vaccinated
at home.
14th March 2016 - Motaganeng residence
15th - 17th March 2016 - Aloe Spar (Old OK minimarket) for all the nearest suburbs
18th March 2016 - Burgersfort Ext 4 behind Burgersfort clinic and residential area behind old Shoprite and
Supa Quick. Vaccinations will be done door to door.

29th March 2016 - Winterveld and TCN residences.
Door to door vaccinations
30th March 2016 - Steelpoort Extension before
Samancor mine and residential areas behind Pick n Pay
supermarket. Door to door vaccinations.
For more information for Burgersfort and Steelpoort
contact Dr Florence Makgamatha at 072 553 7043 and
Mr Phahla at 083 384 1123, for Tubatse Residence
contact Mr Maibelo at 082 954 5456. Department of
Agriculture Tel no. 013 216 1093. All Vaccinations start
at 09h00 to 16h00.
Farmers and farm residents can notify the team
where they are as they don’t know all farms. Ohrigstad
vaccinations are coming soon and as Praktiseer residents are welcome to bring their dogs and cats to the
Agriculture offices every day from 07h30 to 16h30.

Traffic
sign
trouble
Illegal signage and posters on traffic signs is a
big problem in Burgersfort.
This week Mr Moses Mosoma (above)
explained that people should follow the rules
and pay for putting up posters and signage at
the municipality. The illegal posters are currently
in the process of being taken down and owners
of businesses using this method of advertising
without following the rules could face being
fined.
People should keep in mind that it is against
the law to put any type of advertising signage on
a road traffic sign.
A team is also busy with maintenance for the
traffic lights in town. They will be working in the
next few weeks. Replacing dead lights, correcting ones that had been blown by the wind and
hit by reckless drivers.

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Angels at Bogwasha
Primary School
Children in need this week benefitted from the generosity of the ‘Angels’.
They are a group of women who decided to make a
difference in appreciation of the plenty they have. Many
of the group’s members work at Samancor Chrome, but
they use their own resources to fund the project that
was started a few years ago. They also collect dona-

tions from busiensses who would like to support their cause.
They annually provide school uniforms to needy learners.
This week they delivered specially packed gift bags to
learners at Bogwasha Primary School The school’s principal,
Mr DM Moshoana praised their efforts and thanked them for
the help.
(Information & photographs: Mr DM Moshoana)
“16 Therefore
confess your sins
to each other and
pray for each other
so that you may be
healed. The prayer
of a righteous
person is powerful
and effective. 17
Elijah was a human
being, even as we
are. He prayed
earnestly that it
would not rain, and
it did not rain on the
land for three and a
half years. 18 Again
he prayed, and the
heavens gave rain,
and the earth produced its crops.”
James 5:16-18 NIV

(This photograph was taken on Wednesday evening as rain moved towards Burgersfort from
Riba Cross).

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26 FEBRUARY 2016

GTM and Fetakgomo merging into
The ‘marriage’ between Greater Tubatse
Municipality (GTM) and Fetakgomo Municipality is underway with the two merging to
create a mini-metro size municipality under
the Greater Tubatse name.
Traditionally GTM is the ‘richer’ municipality of all five within the Sekhukhune District.
Fetakgomo covers a 1105km2 area with its
seat in Apel. It has 13 wards. According to
the 2011 census this municipality has approximately 94 000 residents. In the past the
Fatakgomo administration has been praised
by the Auditor General for their good work
earning them some clean audit results.
GTM will remain the command centre for
the now bigger municipal area. The Fetakgomo Wards will be systematically incorporated
into GTM.
The process for this incorporation has
been coming for months with residents having had the opportunity to submit objections
during a consultation period last year July
and August.
Platinum Gazette asked readers what
they are thinking about the ‘marriage’ between GTM and Fetakgomo.

Mr Gadson Komane said: “Fetakgomo does
not have any source of income like the
mines. Now they will share in the wealth of
Tubatse. It won’t be bad for the people of
Tubatse because the people of Fetakgomo
will bring new ideas of how to do service
delivery”.

Mr Tebogo Mashabela said: “It will be better
if they combine the municipalities. GTM residents suffer because we don’t have services.
The national government will now give more
money for service delivery. Things will be
better”.

Ms Thembi Kodibona and Ms Ouma Mohlala said: “It will be a good thing for them to merge.
There will be more support from national government if the municipality is bigger”.

Me. Mariska Sadler sê: “GTM doen in elk
geval nie veel nie, so die dienslewering kan
seker nie eintlik slegter nie. Hopelik sal dit
eerder beter gaan met ‘n groter munisipaliteit”.

Mr Samuel Mpho Hlongwa said: “I believe it is likely to enhance service delivery in GTM.
They’ll bring together skills from both municipalities and it will reduce costs while maximizing
service delivery on one budget. The down side is that it might create a redundancy in terms of
staff”. With him is his wife Violet.

Ms Mantwa Motau, Ms Mbali Sobupha, Ms Timnah Seleme, Ms Lerato Lesufi and Mr Sello Mamogale said: “Merging the two municipalities is
not a solution for anything. The leadership style is the problem. You cannot make the people love the leadership and vote for them. The people’s love comes from the heart and you cannot force that. They’ve been losing love for the ANC in Fetakgomo, but they don’t realize that they
cannot force people to vote for the ANC. They must remember that it is no guarantee that the ANC will win in this municipality – even with the
two now being combined. Tubatse residents will have to carry the Fetakgomo communities as they don’t have big sources of income. People
should remember that when they go to vote for a party later in the year, to vote for a party who can deliver a better future and not because of
loyalty to a party who did something in the past. We need people who can deliver now”.

Ms Cathy Sithole said: “I don’t think this is a
good idea. The bigger the municipality, the
bigger the problem. This merger is just politically motivated. The people won’t benefit.
This is why people want their own municipalities - because if the municipalities are too
big, they cannot provide properly”.

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one muncipality - your thoughts

Mr Moi Pilom and Mr SA Khumalo said: “They should have started
delivering services in GTM properly before merging. How will everyone get services now?”

Ms Mpho Ramontja and Ms Refilwe Masete said: “It is a good thing
that they are combining the municipalities. It will provide jobs to the
unemployed. The municipality will grow and meet the living standard
people want and they will now get the services they need”.

Left: Mr Moses
Mogane said: “It will
be a big problem.
They cannot afford
to provide services.
They could not afford
to provide services in
the small GTM, how
will they manage a
bigger one?”
Ms. Nkhensani Mashakeni and Ms Khomotso Maile said: “It won’t be
better. Currently GTM cannot even deliver. How will they do it when
the people of Fetakgomo are also part of us? It is also geographically
not practical. How will they manage it? Are there enough resources to
manage it? How will they in future communicate with communities to
make sure that even those in the furthest corners know what is happening? They’ve not communicated this merger well. There should
have been lots of big adverts in the newspapers and over the radio.
They should have come face to face with us. Many people are living
far away and don’t have money for batteries or electricity so they
don’t even have radio or newspapers to know about these things.
They’ve not consulted properly about this”.

Ms Deborah Leshaba said: “It will not be
easy with the two together because many
places have a shortage of service delivery.
Even where I am staying at Kopi, Doornhoek
there is no water, electricity, sanitation, roads
and the RDPs are just standing without progress. We don’t know what is happening. We
are also fighting to try and get a high school
in our village.”
Mr Vuyo Brandsel said: “This merger is just
a politically motivated thing to win the next
local election. They are obviously aware of
the EFF’s influence in Fetakgomo”. With him
are Vuyokasie and Willow.

Right: Ms Bonny McKinlay said: “The people
who have been waiting years for services in
Tubatse are now going to be waiting longer. It
is unfair to the communities of GTM “.

Left: Ms Rachel
Bengura and Ms
Patience Bengura said: “For
whatever reason
they’ve done it,
it will be better. It
will be one team
giving better
service delivery.
Both the people
of Fetakgomo
and Tubatse will
benefit from this”.

Mr Ben Moshwane said: “It will be a good
thing because if there are too many municipalities they just eat the money. If they
are joined together, it is better and service
delivery will be better. They have my support. They are following in the footsteps of
our president who don’t want offices in Cape
Town and Pretoria. One place is the way to
go. It will save costs”.

Mr Tseko Malepe said: “The ANC was panicking and that is why they are incorporating
the Fetakgomo Municipality into Greater
Tubatse. It is because the EFF is very strong
in Fetakgomo. Now the ANC comrades
will go around Fetakgomo and deliver food
parcels to win votes for the coming election.
If they’ve not merged they were sure to lose
that municipality to the EFF. They’ve failed to
do basic service delivery before incorporating
the two. How will they now be able to deliver
when they are bigger? The ANC knows how
to play dirty games. They are afraid of the
EFF. They should not forget that the DA
is also growing. Soon people will only talk
about the EFF and DA and not the ANC. We
are ready. Even if they are one municipality,
they won’t wins the local election. The ANC
is out”.

Ms Mpho Mashoeu said: “I think the municipality will be reinforced now. It will be
bigger and better. Maybe now that they are
joining us, our services will be delivered fast
because we’ve been waiting for so long.
Hopefully the support from the provincial and
national government will now be bigger”.

Mnr. Johannes Maphori sê: “Ons munisipaliteit is beter en dit sal beter wees vir die
mense van Fetakgomo. Ons sal nie langer
wag vir dienslewering nie”.

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NEWS

Training like a Puma player
On Thursday last week the Steval Puma
rugby team visited Laerskool Ohrigstad
and Maepa Primary School.
The players spent some time with
the learners, providing some coaching
as well as signing and handing out some
promotional stickers. Donations were

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‘Family outing’
with Isuzu KB

“Let’s go for a family outing” Westvaal Steelpoort’s sales guru, Mr Timothy
Chowles, suggested when we arrived on Tuesday to take the new updated
Isuzu KB 300 LX 4 x 2 bakkie for a test drive.
He could barely contain his excitement as he did not drive the vehicle
before, and he could finally see what we do when we take a car for a spin
before we write our report.
The bakkie is roomy as Mr Chowles demonstrated as he fitted his six
foot (old language) frame into the back seat (this was sit-behind-self, so
one six-footer will comfortably fit behind same individual in the front seat).
Combined with a large load bay, the bakkie will comfortably haul four adults
with luggage anywhere you want to go, except maybe an extreme 4 x 4
route.
The vehicle is decked out in black leather, a brilliant entertainment
system and all the normal safety features you can think of when its 130 kW
380 Nm turbodiesel engine starts spinning, smooth and non-intrusive. The
driver’s seat is electrically adjustable and front and side airbags for driver
and passenger are standard.
The bakkie has keyless entry as well as daylight running lights which
can be criticised for their location where the fog lamps ought to be. When
travelling a dangerous pass in this area in the mist, fog lights is a must and
we are not sure that the visibility of the bakkie will not be impaired with the
LED daylights.
Otherwise the bakkie drives like a dream and can easily be anyone’s
dream daily commute, work and vacation vehicle.
The newspaper’s editor, after getting engrossed in conversation with Mr
Chowles, saw that he was hopelessly over the speed limit, and missed a
gravel road turn-off for the gravel test. A quick (very quick) brake test and
u-turn on a dime corrected the mistake. On gravel, bad gravel, the vehicle
is exemplary. Then back to Steelpoort with advertising guru Beánnla Cellier’s turn to drive (see photographs). The vehicle can be had for R486900.
Phone Westvaal Steelpoort on 013 230 9230 if you want one.

She . . . .

did this at 120 km/h (deliberately). The bakkie did not flinch. The Electronic Stability Control works extremely well. Yes, the editor was afraid.

All phoptographs in this article were taken with the editor’s iPhone.

Top and bottom: quality
interior.

Mr Chowles
‘behind himself’.

Rear park camera works well.

On Top
Tubatse Build It last week walked
away with two top honours at the
Lowveld region’s awards evening.
Llewellyn Wolmarans received
the Young Achievers Award. This
award goes to an individual within
the group who actively promotes
the group, shows leadership skills,
gives a major contribution to Build
It, is innovative, loyal, enthusiastic, attends meetings and has a
big retail drive.
Suzette Geldenhuys received the
Mrs. Build It award. This is the
second year she’s won the award
and shows the dedication she has
towards building Tubatse Build It
to the best possible store. The
national competition winners will
be announced in May 2016.
Both Llewellyn and Suzette
thanked their great teams and
the support they receive from
the community. Customers can
be assured that they are always
aiming to provide friendly service
and quality products at the best
possible prices. The awards is just
proof that Tubatse residents can
benefit from the skill and dedication that makes Tubatse Build It
one of the top stores around.

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hier/here:
1.Sport Klubs /Sport
Clubs
2.Betrekking/Vacancy
3.Dienste/Services
4. Oornag Akkommodasie/Overnight
accommodation
5. Troeteldiere/Pets
6. Persoonlik/Personal
7. Allerlei/Miscellaneous
8. Finansies/Financial
9. Te Huur/To Rent
10. Te Koop/For sale

9. Te Huur/
For Rent
Lang en kort termyn
verblyf beskikbaar
op plaas 10km buite
Burgersfort op Lydenburg pad.
Kontak Miena op
082-960-3689 of
(013) 231-7899.
HOUSE TO LET
Two bedroom houses available from
R4500 to R5500.
(Full time security).
Three bedroom
house available from
R6000 to R7000,
Aloe Ridge East and
Aloe Ridge West.
Viewing available
after hours.
Please call on 082
578 6113.
2 Slaapkamer woonstel in Burgersfort te
huur.
Dadelik beskikbaar.
Naby Tubatse Crossing Mall.
Kontak Mike:
082 357 1954
TE HUUR
Ten volle toegeruste 2
slaapkamer Rondawel
10 km uit Burgersfort
op plaas.
Geen troeteldiere
toegelaat.
R5500.00 per maand.
Kontak
Drienie 084 461 8808

10. Te Koop/
For Sale
Aluminium African
Outback Canopy for
Toyota Hi-Lux DC for
sale. R13 500. Original Venter Camper
Trailer for sale.
R6 500.
Contact Mike:
082 357 1954
Aluminium African
Outback kappie vir
Toyota Hi-Lux DC te
koop. R13 500.
Oorspronklike Venter
Camper Waentjie te
koop. R6 500.
Contact Mike:
082 357 1954

Feel the love on Valentine
Tubatse SUPERSPAR celebrated
Valentine’s Day
with their staff
dressing up in red
and white.
This day also
included a stock
take and afterwards the team
picked the best
dressed person
who received a
special prize. The
shop management
thanked everyone
for their participation.

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Kennisgewings/Notices
PROPOSED UPGRADING OF A BRIDGE ON PORTION 1 OF THE FARM ST. GEORGE
2-JT AT GAMAWELA VILLAGE NEAR STEELPOORT, LIMPOPO PROVINCE
Polygon Environmental Planning is undertaking a Basic Environmental Assessment (BA) and
Water Use Licence Application (WULA) for the proposed upgrading of an existing, damaged low-water
bridge on Portion 1 of the farm St. George 2-JT at Gamawela Village in the Steelpoort area, Limpopo
Province.
Please note that the Basic Assessment Report (BAR) is available for public review and comment
at the pink house next to the Gamawela Community Hall and at Polygon’s offices at 21C Peace
Street, Tzaneen, from 29 February to 05 April 2016. Electronic copies of the report are also available from Polygon upon request during this period. Any comments, queries or concerns regarding
the project or the BAR must be received before or on 05 April 2016 in order to be incorporated into
the final BAR for submission to the decision-making authority, the Limpopo Department of Economic
Development, Environment and Tourism (LDEDET).

GO ŠIŠINTŠWE KGODIŠO YA LEPOROGO KAROLONG 1 YA POLASENG YA ST.
GEORGE 2-JT MOTSENG WA GAMAWELA KGAUSWI LE STEELPOORT, POROFENSENG YA LIMPOPO
Polygon Environmental Planning e dira Tshekatsheko ya Motheo wa Tikologo (BA) le Kgopelo ya Tumelelo ya Šomišo ya Meetse (WULA) go šišinyo ya kgodišo ya leporogo le le lego gona le senyegilego la meetse a mannyane go Karolo 1 ya Polase ya St. George 2-JT, Motseng wa Gamawela kgauswi
le Steelpoort, porofenseng ya Limpopo.
O kgopelwa o tsebe gore Pego ya kgopolo ya Motheo wa Tshekatsheko (BAR) e gona go bonwa
molaleng le go tlaleletša moago o mo pinki kgauswi le Holong ya Setšhaba Gamawela le ofising
tša Polygon mo 21C Peace Street, Tzaneen, go thoma ka di 29 Febereware go fihla 05 Aporele
2016. Dikopi tša eleketoroniki tša pego le tšona di a hwetšagala go tšwa go Polygon ka kgopelo
nakong yona ye. Ditlaleletšo, dipotšišo goba dipelaelo tše dingwe le tše dingwe mabapi le projeke
goba BAR ditswanetše go amogelwa pele goba ka di 05 Aporele 2016 gore di tle di dirišwe go BAR
ya mafelelo go ka išwa go ba bolaodi bja go tšea sephetho, Kgoro ya Limpopo ya Hlabollo ya Maruo,
Hlago le Boeti (LDEDET).
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NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF THE BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
PROCESS: PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW CITRUS ORCHARDS ON THE
REMAINDER OF PORTION 6 OF THE FARM WILDEBEESTHOEK 389-KT NEAR
BURGERSFORT, LIMPOPO PROVINCE
Polygon Environmental Planning CC has been appointed by Indigo Fruit Farming to conduct a Basic
Environmental Assessment (BA) for the proposed establishment of new citrus orchards on the Remainder of Portion 6 of the farm Wildebeesthoek 389-KT near Burgersfort, Limpopo Province.
The BA is being conducted in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations (2014) as published in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998,
as amended). An application for environmental authorisation will be submitted to the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LDEDET).
Should you have any comments, queries or concerns in terms of the BA or the proposed project, if
you would like additional information, or if you wish to register as an Interested and/or Affected Party
(I&AP), please contact us at the details below before or on 05 April 2016.

TSEBISO YA MOKGWA WA GO THOMA GA MOTHEO WA TSHEKATSHEKO YA TIKOLOGO: šIšINYO YA TLHOMO YA CITRUS ORCHARDS YE MPSHA GO MAšALEDI A KAROLO 6 POLASENG YA WILDEBEESTHOEK 389-KT, KGAUSWI LE BURGERSFORT
Polygon Environmental Planning CC e kgethilwe ke Indigo Fruit Farming go laola Motheo wa Tshekatsheko ya Tikologo (BA) go šišinyo ya tlhomo ya citrus orchards ye mpsha go mašaledi a Karolo 6
Polaseng ya Wildebeesthoek 389-KT, kgauswi le Burgersfort, porofenseng ya Limpopo.
BA e nyakilwe gore e be e laotšwe ka kwano le ba Melawana ya Tshekatsheko ya Kamego ya
Tikologo (EIA) (2014) ka ge e phatlaladitšwe ka ba ka la molao wa Mmušo taolo wa Lekgotla taolo la
Tikologo (Molao wa 107 wa 1998, ka ge e fetošitšwe). Kgopelo ya tumelelo ya tikologo e tla itšwa go
Kgoro ya Limpopo ya Hlabollo ya Maruo, Hlago le Boeti (LDEDET).
A o na le ditlaleletšo, dipotšišo goba dipelaelo ka ga BA goba projeke ye e šišintšwego, goba ge
o ka rata tshedimošo ye ngwe gape, goba go ke ngwadiša bjalo ka mokgatlo wo o dumago goba o a
megago (I&AP), o kgopelwa o e kopanye le rena ditlheng tša ka fase pele goba ka 05 Aporele 2016.
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26 FEBRUARIE 2016

Chroom A wins in Sabie
The Tubatse Chrome Golf Club league
teams played last week Saturday. The
A team played against Sabie A on the
Sabie course. They’ve managed to bag

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a win. Chrome B played at home against the
team from Skukuza. Unfortunately they lost
against them.
(Information: Thinus Labuschagne).

SAPS tops!
On Wednesday 24 February, SAPS
Burgersfort Cluster soccer team and
Greater Tubatse Municipality soccer team
played a friendly soccer match in Praktiseer.
Const Matsimela (4), Const Magale,
Const Mogwane and Const Kwinda managed to score a total of seven goals for
the SAPS. The municipality replied with
only one goal.
The final score was 7-1 in favour of
the SAPS team.
(Information by Const Phokane.
(Ohrigstad SAPS)

Tubatse Masters a
busy team

Learn to identify
The local branch (Bosbok) of the SA Hunters
and Game Conservation Association held
their first of five conservation courses this year
outside Burgersfort. The aim of the courses is
to equip not only members of the association,
but any other interested parties with better
knowledge of nature and the conservation of our
beautiful world.
Neels Bothma, a well-know Herpetologist
(Snake Expert) taught the students the finer
details of snake identification, snake handling
and snake bite first aid.For more details on the
Conservation Courses visit their website: www.
bosbok.co.za or their facebook page - Bosbok
branch.Remember: Dull/Matt (skinned) snakes

are Dangerous. Shiny/Glossy (skinned) snakes
are Safe. Stripes across their body are very
venomous. Stripes along the body (head to
tip) are venomous but not deadly to humans.
Never try to pickup snakes even dead ones.
Don’t kill or try to kill a snake even when it has
bitten someone rather help the person that was
bitten and call for help. Snakes are part of our
world and killing them will cause other problems eg. more mice and rats.If you don’t want
snakes near your house, don’t attract mice and
rats to the place where you stay by keeping
your house clean and tidy by disposing of food
scraps in proper bags and rubbish bins.(Information & photographs: JB Willers)

On Thursday 18 February, Tubatse Masters
visited Mohlophi FC in Driekop for a friendly
soccer match.
On the day the hosts managed to win
by 3-2. Two goals for Tubatse Masters were
scored by Thapelo Maredi.
On Tuesday 23 February, Tubatse Masters visited Mashamothane Zone 8 FC in Ga
Mashamothane for another friendly soccer
match. On the day Tubatse Masters managed to win by 5-2. Pitso Sehlabela (3), Seun
Maroga and Paul Mapote scored for Tubatse
Masters. (Information: Lollypop Motswiane
and Jerial Mvundlela).

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Steelies na provinsiale uitdunne
Drie van Steelpoort Akademie se
leerders het hierdie
week aan die Limpopo Kampioenskappe Polokwane
gaan deelneem.
Hulle is Twane Malan 0/13 spiesgooi,
Thato Makakula
0/13 800m en
Johan Roux
0/13 verspring.

(Inligting en foto:
Arlene Malan)

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SPORT

Local athletes in Polokwane
Local marathon athletes participated in the
Modern Autohaus 4 in 1 race in Polokwane
last weekend.
The race took place on Saturday and was
one of the Comrades Marathon qualifying
races in the province.
Locally runners from Modikwa Marathon
Club and Samancor Marathon Club performed well.
In the 42km race Fanie Matshipa from
Samancor Marathon Club showed he is
again reaching for a top spot later in the year

Information & Photographs: Willem
Montgomery.

at the Comrades Marathon. He won the race
in 02:27:25. Another local Latudi Surprise
Makofane who also runs for Samancor, finished fourth in a time of 02: 45:39.
V. Maroge from Marula Marathon Club
came in 8th and two Dwarsrivier Mine
Marathon runners, F Phehli and M Maapea
finished 13th and 14th. Jeffrey Nkuna from
Modikwa Marathon Club finished in 3:00:00.
Other Modikwa Marathon Club runners
participated in the 21 and 10km races. The
Clubs are very proud of their runners and the

times they are currently clocking. The teams also thanked
their management for the support they receive.
Atheletes must remember to
enter the next Comrades Marathon qualifing race - The Mall
of the North Comrades Qualifier
on 9 April 2016. There will be
a 10km, 21km and 42km race.
For more information contact:
082 8988 341.