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State of the Province Address (SOPA) - what

Platinum Premier Mathabatha said about Education 2018

“In the 2018/19 Financial Year, we are going to provide special training to 540 Educators in Mathematics,
Science and Commercial Subjects. This will be supplemented by the training of 85 Curriculum Advisors in

Mathematics, Science and Commercial Subjects.

We will also train 2 175 Educators in content and methodology in Mathematics, Numeracy and languages.
This year, we will:
• Connect 134 schools with drinking water and decent sanitation facilities
• We will build 400 new classrooms, 100 specialist rooms, 9 new schools and 50 Grade R class
rooms; and also,
• Renovate 100 schools.”

Communication in
Education - page 4

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Joy and jubilaƟon as DCM goes the extra

mile to keep girls in school
warsrivier Chrome Mine (DCM) with the help of Assore’s Boleng Trust this week
rolled out a project that will assist in keeping girls in school.
Educa on is one of cornerstones to improve the standard of living and ensure
development within communi es. That is why it has always been one of DCM’s priori-
es when it comes to their involvement within surrounding communi es.
The project rolled out this week will see that all the girls from 13 schools in the Ng-
waabe circuit receive a packet of sanitary towels every month throughout the year.
Schools benefi ng from this project are: Gobetse High School, Kgahlanong High
School, Makgwale Secondary School, Mohlarekoma Secondary School, Nkotwane
Secondary School, Ngwaabe Comprehensive Secondary School, Ngwanangwato High
School, Sengange Secondary School, Seokgome High School, Makopole II Secondary
School, Mashego High School, Mashupje High School and Shorwane High School.
More than 4000 girls in the area will now be able to go to school with confidence,
even when they are having their monthly periods. Schools in the area struggled with
a endance as many learners cannot afford to buy sanitary towels to use during their
menstua on. This meant they stayed at home or made use of newspaper scraps or
dirty rags to prevent them from being embarrassed in public.
During the roll-out the learners had the opportunity to openly talk about these prob-
lems. One learner said: “My parents cannot afford to buy me pads, so I allow the boys
to touch me hoping they will give me some money. That money I use to buy pads”. This
is just one of many stories about the impact of poverty.
DCM was joined by the contracted supplier companies, Perfit and Buhle Waste Man-
agement on the roll-out. Perfit will supply
the sanitary towels and Buhle Waste will
on a monthly base do removal of the used
pads. Special bins had been put up in the
girls’ ablu on facili es into which they can
drop the used pads.
The roll-out also included an educa onal
aspect to make sure the young ladies knew
exactly how to fit and use the pads and how
to dispose of them in a proper way.
As part of the kick-off the learners also
each received a packet of biscuits. It was
packed into a bag with a slogan saying:
“The most important thing a girl can wear
is her confidence!”. This is exactly what
this project is doing - giving the girls their
confidence back - no ma er what me of
the month it is.
At the schools DCM was loudly cheered
and ululated for the ini a ve.

Le : The
each re-
ceived a bag
a packet
of sanitary
towels and

Right: Spe-
cial bins are
supplied for
the disposal
of the used
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More than 4 000 school girls to

benefit from DCM project
his week Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine
(DCM) is visi ng 13 schools in the
Ngwaabe area to roll-out a project
that will enhance the lives of girls in these
This project will see that these high school
girls receive a packet of sanitary towels
(pads) every month throughout the year.
Many girls in this area are regularly absent
from school during their monthly menstru-
a on because they cannot afford to buy
sanitary towels.
More than 4 000 girls would have been
reached through this project. The project is
however more than just the supply of pads.
It also includes the proper disposal thereof.
The girls were taught how to wrap and dis-
card used sanitary towels as well.
This project underlines DCM’s commit-
ment towards educa on and the environ-
ment by keeping the girls in school and
crea ng the means for proper disposal of the
sanitary products.
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Improving communication and relationships

Psalm 91:9-11 On 22 February, Mangabane Primary School A special thank you also to the Mangabane Primary
(NIV) held a day to highlight the importance of parent, School for all the support”.
teacher and learner relationships. (Information and photographs: Mr Lifi Tlhaka).
If you say, Parents, and delegates from various depart-
“The Lord is ments also came and spend the day at the
my refuge,” school. Burgersfort SAPS and Civil society
and you social workers conducted sessions with parents/
make the Most guardians as well as learners on the importance
High your of partnerships.
dwelling, Questions such as: “How do you as a parent as-
no harm will sist your child when she is involved in romantic
overtake you, relationship with older guys and eventually drop
no disaster out of school while you are still supporting her
will come near as a parent?” were asked and discussed.
your tent. The day was wrapped up by playing games
For he will pairing a parent with a learner to further test
command his their communication skills.
angels con- “A special thank you to all our loyal sponsors
cerning you - Samancor Eastern Chrome mines, Pick and
to guard Pay Steelpoort and Tubatse SUPERSPAR.
you in all your Thank you also to Kohin for the initiative and the
ways; platform.

Tubatse Build It is the top store

Tubatse Build Customers learn about
It was recent-
ly named the
Lowveld Region
Store of the Year.
welding and Hitachi tools
They will be Steelpoort Midas hosted a Welding
competing in the Demonstration and Hitachi Tools Day
national compe- at the store last week Thursday.
tition in October Customers could view the latest tech-
this year. nology in tools and welders and even
Praktiseer Build It try their hands at welding.
and Selala Build It Many interested customers and
also received Ser- artisans visited the stalls outside the
vice Excellence shop to get informed and make direct
Awards. On the contact with the suppliers. Steelpoort
photo is Tubatse Midas thanked everyone involved for
store managers, the success of the day.
Le Clue Besselaar
and Llewellyn
Wolmarans with
Suzette Gelden-
huys. Visit these
stores to experi-
ence excellence.
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Samancor ECM teams up with celebrities for charity

Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines (ECM)
hosted their annual Charity Golf Day on 24
February 2018.
The event took place at the Lydenburg Golf
Club and players had the opportunity to
mingle with retired rugby and cricket players
forming part of the day.
These sport star guests were Danie Gerber,
Chester Williams, Divan Serfontein, Jannie
de Beer and Fanie de Villiers.
The money raised with this day goes into
some of ECM’s community projects like the
distribution of school supplies to schools in
the mine’s feeder area.
An auction at the end of the day saw players
bid for signed items from the sport stars.
The day’s winners were Kobus Rademeyer
and Manie Muller. The second place was
taken by Bertus Swart and Clintin Janse
van Rensburg. Third place went to Jehane Third place went to Jehane Claase and
Claase and Chester Williams. Chester Williams.

Kobus Rademeyer and Manie Muller were the day’s winners. With
them are Jannie de Beer, Divan Serfontein and Pieter Brits.

Bertus Swart and Clintin Janse van Rensburg with Pieter Brits of ECM.
Some of the day’s sponsors put
up stalls along the course. ECM
thanked all the sponsors for their
support that made the day possi-
ble. Items such as
the collectors box
of Scottish Leader
signed by the sport
stars were put on
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Skole trek saam vir interlaer by Laerskool Burgersfort

Sewe verskillende skole se atlete het
verlede Vrydag by Laerskool Burgersfort
saamgetrek vir hul jaarlikse Interlaer.
Die byeenkoms het glad verloop en
die uitslae was soos volg: Laerskool
Malelane in die eerste plek gevolg deur,
Steelpoort Akademie, Laerskool Numbi,
Laerskool Graskop, Laerskool Sabie,
Komatipoort Akademie en Laerskool
(Inligting: Laerskool Burgersfort).

Daar is aan verskeie

veld- en baanitems deel-
geneem en punte op die
ABSA tabel versamel.
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Mooihoek All
Stars FC tops
On 24 February 2018 Mooihoek All Stars FC
played against Maandagshoek United Broth-
ers FC. The game was played at Phutinare
High School’s sports grounds.
The game was won by Mooihoek All Stars
who managed to score a brilliant goal from
Kgolwang Madigage using a bicycle kick
from Desmond Mabelane.
Desmond Mabelane shined as one of the
good performers for Mooihoek All Stars on
the day.
Kgolwang sustained a knee injury during the
second half of the game and had to leave
the field. Maandagshoek United Brothers
improved their game but was unable to score
any goals before the final whistle.

(Information and photographs: Mr Jenny

Local teams play
Mogolane Phala).

Pulana Maroga friendly games

On Tuesday 27 February, Ledwaba-Makotse Masters visited
soccer league Cosmos for a friendly match. The match was played in Sepanapudi
village just outside Lebowakgomo.
results Ledwaba-Makotse managed to win the match by 1-0 and the goal
Pulana Maroga Soccer league results for scored by Loui Maestro Mafalo.
25 February 2018: * In another game on Tuesday 27 February, Tubatse Masters visit-
Stone Ground - Arandis Jnr: 0 vs Barcelo- ed Show United in Praktiseer for a friendly soccer match.
na: 7. Golden Spears: 2 vs Mighty Rovers: On the day both teams failed to score and the match ended with a
1. Stone breakers: 2 vs Tearing Lions: 1. goaless
Morethe Ground - Happy Stars: 2 vs draw.
Maruleng FC: 0. Mighty Blues: 2 vs Mohlo- (Informa-
phi Fast 11 Jnr: 1. Young Dribblers: 1 vs tion and
Madrid: 1. photo-
Batau Ground - Real Touch: 1 vs Driekop graphs:
FC: 0. Happy Fighters: 3 vs Lenareng FC: Jerial
3. Batau FC: 1 vs Moisele FC: 0. Mvun-
Bullbull Ground - All Stars: 0 vs Mighty dlela,
Bucks: 1. Kampeng United: 4 vs Mangab- additional
ane FC: 2. Bull Bull FC: 0 vs Bafaladi FC: photos:
3. Judas
(Information: Pulana Maroga Soccer Motswi-
League). ane)

8th Place
for Rudolph SAPS teams playing
in Capricorn
District league
On Wednesday the SAPS 10111 hosted the SAPS Provincial office
in a Stream A Capricorn district soccer league match. The match was
played at Tom Naudé high school in Polokwane.
The Provincial office dominated the match in the first half and man-
aged to score one goal by cleaner, Sekwaila. This made the half-
time score 1-0. In the second half the men from the provincial office
continued dominating the match and managed to score another five
goals from Cleaner Sekwaila, Admin Clerk Raphala (x2), Admin Clerk
Boshomane and Capt Magwai. The hosts managed to score a conso-
lation goal by Const Makhubela to make the final score 6-1 in favour
of the SAPS Provincial office.
In another match for Stream A, the SAPS Mankweng/Sebayeng (in
Rudolph Mokgomola from Modikwa
green) hosted SAPS PSS (in blue) at the University of Limpopo in
Marathon Club ran in the Phalabor-
Mankweng. The match ended with a 5 all draw. Const Mogashoa
wa race last weekend and finished
(x2), Const Fisha (x2) and Const Mamaregane scored for Saps
in 8th position. He ran the 10km race
Mankweng/Sebayeng. Const Choshi (x2), Cleaner Motimele, Const
in 37:50. (Photograph & information:
Machabaphala and Intern Kgabo scored for SAPS PSS.
Willem Montgomery)
(Information: Sergeant Mvundlela; Photographs: Sergeant Mabotja)