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Gazette As Platinum Gazette started to roll off the press on

Thursday morning, the Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Mu-

responds to
allegations - p 7
Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality: Special
Council sitting tomorrow to take decisions. Munici-

Premier moves nicipal Council was set to hold a special council meet-
ing in order to suspend senior officials following the
Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank scandal.
On Wednesday Premier Chupu Mathabatha
pality Manager Thabo Motogwane and CFO Rosina
• Greater Giyani Local Municipality: CFO Mr
Hitler Maluleke’s contract was terminated with imme-

on VBS Mutual briefed the media in Polokwane about the issue,

saying: ”Even before the ‘Great Bank Heist’ report by
Advocate Terry Motau, the Provincial Government
had initiated a Forensic Report through its Treasury
diate effect.

Capricorn District Municipality: investiga-
tions are almost at a final stage.
Makhado Local Municipality: CFO has left,

Bank scandal
Department. The final report should be available at the Acting Municipal Manager Mr Kanwendo was sus-
end of this month and will give us necessary direction pended.
with regard to further steps on this Venda Building
Society (VBS), saga. The Provincial Government is working hard to
provide support to the affected municipalities to
As you may know our initial report shows that 10 strengthen their internal controls, reporting, and rev-
municipalities invested about 1,2 billion of rands in the enue raising measures, capacity building and service
VBS, and these are Polokwane, Makhuduthamaga, delivery. The MECs for CoGHTSTA and Limpopo
Elias Motsoaledi, Makhado, Ephraim Mogale, Collins Treasury are finalising a comprehensive Infrastruc-
Chabane, Vhembe District, Greater-Giyani, Lep- ture Review to be presented in the coming EXCO
elle-Nkumpi and Fetakgomo Tubatse. meeting.

Of the 10 above-mentioned municipalities, invest- We will ensure that basic service provision continues
ments for 3 municipalities namely Polokwane, unabated at local level. Recovery plans are being
Makhuduthamaga and Elias Motsoaledi matured and developed and implemented to ensure services are
both investments and interest paid to the municipali- not compromised.
ties. Elias Motsoaledi is still owed a certain amount. I have also instructed the MEC for Coghsta , Mr Jer-
ry Ndou to present in the next EXCO, Municipalities
As a Province we decided that remedial actions be that should be put under administration because of
taken against officials who may have acted outside their inability to provide necessary services.
the bounds and powers of the laws including the
Municipal Finance Management Act and the Public We therefore urge our communities to raise their
Finance Management Act (PFMA)Forensic report. We concerns through legal and constitutional means.
have even pre-empted actions and report from our So We are committed as a Provincial Government to
far remedial actions taken include; provide a clear and concise information on what is
being done to address the VBS matter”.
• Vhembe District Municipality: Municipal Man-
ager Mr Reuben Rambado and CFO Mr Muchave Meanwile, the SAMWU strike at the Fetakgomo
have been suspended. Tubatse Municipality continues, although the union
• Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality: to welcomed the imminent suspension when the
take decision to suspend Municipal Manager Busani newspaper asked for the comment of members
Patience and CFO Frank Maredi at a special council just before going to press. “Yes, we welcome the
sitting tomorrow. provincial government’s action on the VBS matter.
• Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality: Intention Although it is linked to our placement and amalga-
to suspend soon. Municipal Manager Monica Matebe- mation issues, we still don’t experience relief around
le and CFO, Khabo Ramosibi those problems”.

Fetakgomo Tubatse Tel 0832719151 (Editorial) 0835431676 (Advertisements) email:

Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad, Apel 9 November 2018 Fax 0865549031
2 Advertorial 9 NOVEMBER 2018

Let the safety lights

shine bright at ECM
amancor Eastern Chrome tions employees have to deal with
Mines (ECM) kicked off their every day. It was also explained
“Shine your light on safety” that safety and production could
campaign this week. never be separated. Production
The year is at that time where is needed for business survival
we are entering the so-called and job security, but safety is key
‘silly’ season. Traditionally people in achieving the production for
cannot wait for the December everyone’s benefit. Employees en-
Christmas holiday and this often joyed participating in the question
leads to unnecessary accidents and answer sessions where great
and incidents due to a lack of prizes were up for grabs. They
concentration and letting small danced and were eager to lead
safety issues pass. These can and light the way with safety at
have an impact on the total safety their various sites.
of employees at the mines. SHEQ Manager, Murendeni
ECM encourages employees Ngobeli encouraged them to
to work safely, use the ‘Red take responsibility for their own
Stop Cards’ and use the right to safety so everyone can return
withdraw from an unsafe environ- home safely at the end of the day.
ment. They are also encouraged Achieving zero harm every day.
to be a ‘brother’s keeper’ and
take the lead to address any
safety related issues as soon as
they are observed.
The campaign will stretch
until March 2019. The launch
this week took place at Twee-
fontein Mine and Lannex Mine.
Next week it will move to Door-
nbosch, Chrome Section and
Shared Services.
A special industrial the-
atre crew brought a safety
message that underlined the
need to ‘Shine your light on
safety’. Characters in the play
explained very relatable situa-

Be careful on these roads Taking all of Mototolo

The Police in Ohrigstad appeal to motorists driving on the R555 between Ohrigstad and Burg-
ersfort and the R36 between Ohrigstad and Hoedspruit to be extra vigilant to avoid possible
harassment and hi-jacking. Photograph: Anglo American Platinum
The warning follows an incident which happened on Saturday 2018-11-03 when a man
traveling alone in a white Nissan NP200 noticed a suspicious white BMW with no registration
numbers following him and driving very close to him next to the railway crossing at Longsight
Ohrigstad on the R555.
The victim continued to drive until he joined the R36 at the Ohrigstad-Hoedspruit. The ve-
hicle followed him until they accosted him and forced him off the road. Four men camouflaged
with balaclavas held the man at gunpoint, tied his hands with a rope and blindfoled him. The
robbers took the victim’s wallet, blindfolded him and dumped him near Kgautswana (Rietfon-
After preliminary investigation the victim’s vehicle was found burned in the mountains at
Kgautswana. No has been arrested and the Police are requesting anyone who can assist the
Police with information that can lead to the arrest of this criminals to contact the SAPS crime
stop at 08600 10111 or SAPS Emergency at 10111 or SAPS Ohrigstad at 013-238-0205.
Information and pphotograph: Sgt Kholofelo Phokane, Ohrigstad

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Thursday last week that it had completed
the acquisition of both Glencore Operations South Africa’s 40.2 percent interest and
Kagiso Platinum Ventures 9.8 percent interest in the Mototolo joint venture (JV) for a
total consideration of R267.9 million.
This means that Mototolo will became a wholly-owned operation of Amplats with effect
from last week.
The Mototolo mine is a large platinum mine located in Burgersfort, Limpopo. Mototo-
lo represents one of the largest platinum reserves in South Africa, having estimated
reserves of 5.5 million ounces of platinum and it produces around 57,000 ounces of
platinum per year.
The Mototolo JV was operated as a 50/50 joint venture between Anglo American Plat-
inum and a partnership between Glencore (39%) and Kagiso Tiso Holdings Proprietary
Limited (“KTH”) (11%).
Amplats paid Glencore an upfront purchase consideration of R0.9 billion and a de-
ferred consideration will be settled monthly over a six-year period and will be determined
based on the rand platinum group metals prices over the Mototolo JV life of mine to
A total purchase consideration of R267 million was paid to Kagiso, with no further
deferred consideration being payable.
Chris Griffith, chief executive of Amplats, said the transaction will unlock significant
value and extend the life-of-mine by more than 30 years.
“The acquisition of the Glencore and Kagiso interests in the Mototolo JV results in
Anglo American Platinum wholly-owning a mechanised, low-cost, high quality resource,
creating another major PGM hub for the company,” Griffith said.
“The transaction unlocks significant optionality for the company in its adjacent whol-
ly-owned Der Brochen resource, and will increase the life-of-mine to over 30-years
creating material value for Anglo American Platinum.”

Competition Amendment Bill passed

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill is
“transformative in character” as it will promote the participation of small enterprises in the
economy, while aiming to dismantle cartels.
The Minister said this when the National Assembly held a debate on the second read-
ing of the Bill in the National Assembly recently.
“If we are to grow the economy much faster and we are to bring in fresh investment,
and if we are to support small business development, we must take measures to deal
with the structural problems of the economy. This includes high levels of economic con-
centration that acts as a restriction for new entrants, new investors and new firms,” he
After a vote, the Competition Amendment Bill was passed and referred to the National
Council of Provinces for concurrence after 194 Members of Parliament (MPs) voted for,
with 83 voting against the amendment. There were no abstentions.
The Bill introduces several measures aimed at tackling anti-competitive behaviour
from bigger firms.
Outlining some of the benefits of the Bill, the Patel said:
- The Bill gives small businesses a special status as actions by dominant firms will
now be subject to more scrutiny on practices like discriminatory pricing, which have been
found to be damaging to smaller players;
- Consumers and customers will have better protection from excessive pricing by
dominant firms, with the law set to put in place clear criteria that the courts can apply to
determine if the price is excessive;
- Small suppliers will now have remedies against abusive buyer power from domi-
nant firms when unfair pricing and trading conditions are imposed on them;
- Workers ownership of shares in companies will be promoted through a criteria on
expanded ownership during mergers;
- Citizens will know that government will protect the country’s national security inter-
ests when a foreign acquiring firm wants to buy a South African firm in security sensitive
- Large businesses will know that penalties are much tougher for breaking the law
but they will also have a lot more flexible regime in place to get exemptions to enable
them to collaborate with each other to help expand South African production, grow the
country’s export markets and developing new technologies to create jobs;
- New investors will know that the market is open, that new players can know that
monopolies are now being dismantled and that economic concentration is being ad-
dressed so that the country becomes more innovation-driven, more dynamic and more
4 Platinum Gazette 9 NOVEMBER 2018

Luke 6:43-45 King

James Version (KJV) Apply now for NSFAS
For a good tree bring- The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on
eth not forth corrupt all learners, who have not yet applied for 2019 financial aid, to submit
fruit; neither doth a their online applications before the closing date.
corrupt tree bring forth Applications will close officially on 30 November 2018. NSFAS
good fruit. Administrator Randall Carolissen said since the application cycle
opened, the scheme has received 191 887 applications. This is more
For every tree is than double the applications in October 2017, when only 90 000
known by his own fruit. applications had been received. Applications opened on 1 September
For of thorns men do 2018 to eligible students wishing to further their studies in 2019 on an
not gather figs, nor of approved course at any public university or Technical and Vocational
a bramble bush gather Education and Training (TVET) college in South Africa. Students are
they grapes. encouraged to submit online applications or visit their nearest National
Youth Development Agency (NYDA) centres before the closing date.
A good man out of Carolissen emphasised that there will be no extended window period
the good treasure of for the 2019 applications, therefore “NSFAS will not accept any late
his heart bringeth forth applications after the 30 November 2018 deadline”. An important mes-
that which is good; sages for applicants were also given: Do not change your cell phone
and an evil man out of number or email address used for the application. These will be used
the evil treasure of his by NSFAS to communicate the result of your application to you. Ap-
heart bringeth forth that plicants who wish to inquire about their application status, or contest
which is evil: for of the funding decisions can do so by calling the NSFAS contact centre toll
abundance of the heart free number 0860 007 327. Students who are funded by NSFAS for
his mouth speaketh. the first time are required to sign the NSFAS bursary agreement form.
(Photograph: Willem (Make use of the free internet available from the Siyakha Learning Lab
Fouché Sr.) at Tubatse Crossing Mall, Burgersfort to submit your online applica-


Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines (ECM) (Doornbosch and Steelpoort operations)
within Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality at R36 Road Steelpoort in Limpopo
Province received the Mining Right for its intended operations DMR Reference
LP30/5/1/2/3/2/1. The approval of the Mining right covers Doornbosch 294 KT and
Winterveld 293 KT, however the approved Mine Works Program, the Environmental NOTICE OF AN EMPR AMENDMENT AND WATER USE LICENSE
Management Program and the Water Use Licence are exclusive of Chrome Section. APPLICATION

The proposed development will be an extension of the approved Mine Works Pro- Name and Surname
gramme which triggers an amendment on the existing approved EMPR and WUL to
include the Chrome Section mining extension on Portions of Winterveld 293 KT and Name of Organisation
Doornbosch 294 KT farms. (If applicable)
To maximise operational efficiency, ECM intends to further exploit the Chromite ore at
Chrome Section operation on the Farms Doornbosch 294 KT and Winterveld 293 KT. Physical Address
Chrome Section operation project remains critical to the ECM’s long-term sustainable
growth as it plans to add 90kt per month over a period of 30 years through the Un-
derground Operations. Furthermore ECM intends to apply for an amendment of the
Environmental Authorisation and the Water Use Licence for operations on Portions
Winterveld 293 KT and Doornbosch 294 KT Farms.
ECM has appointed Segope Consulting as the Independent Environmental As- Contacts: Cell No:
sessment Practitioner to undertake the environmental authorisation and associated
stakeholder engagement process. An integrated process will be followed to meet the
requirements of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of Email:
1998) (NEMA), National Water Act (Act No. 36 of 1998) (NWA) and Mineral Resources
and Petroleum Act (Act No. 28 of 2002) (MPRDA). The proposed application which Fax:
is subjected to public participation shall follow the Scoping and Environmental impact
reporting process as contemplated in EIA regulation 21 to 24. Would you like to be registered as an interested
You are encouraged to participate and notify Segope Consulting of your comments and affected party?
following the information sharing meetings, to be held at Winterveld Club, on
07 December 2018 from 10:00 to 15:00. Public Participation will run from the
12th November 2018 to the 14th December 2018.
Is there another person you know who would be
Should you wish to obtain further information and/or a Background Information Docu- YES NO
interested in participating in this process?
ment (BID), please register by completing the attached form or contact the individuals
below to obtain more information:
Suzan Maisela
Stakeholder Engagement Office, Segope Consulting; If YES, please enter their contact detals: 1.
Office: 1176 Crescent Wood Estates, 11 Canyon Way, Noordwyk, Midrand 1687
Postal: P O Box 182, Halfway House, 1685
Cell: 071 286 8622
Email: 2.

The BID and Notices are also available at the following public places for your perusal

Public Place Locality

ECM Winterveld Office (Gate) R36, Polokwane Road, Steelpoort, 1133 Are there any issues you would like
included or addressed in the Environ-
ECM Chrome Section Office (Gate) Road D1392, Mahlakwena (Palaneng, mental Assessment and/or Water Use
Steelpoort, 1133 Licence Application?
9 NOVEMBER 2018 Platinum Gazette 5

Erkenningsaand by Laerskool Ohrigstad

Laerskool Ohrigstad het
verlede week hulle jaarlik-
se Erkenningsaand gehou.
Die aand word so geno-
em omdat daar erkenning
vir harde werk gegee
word volgens die kind se
vermoë. Daar word dus
nie net aan die slimkoppe
erkenning gegee nie, maar
aan elkeen volgens sy
talent en harde werk.
Die aand is bygewoon
deur trotse ouers en fami-
lie. Leerders is ook beloon
vir netjiese werk, vriende-
likheid, hulpvaardigheid en
vasbyt deur die jaar.
Een van die hoogtepunte
van die aand was die
Graad 0 klas se ‘gradeple-
gtigheid’ om volgende jaar
Bianca Magaba, Marika Marx, Naledi Mnisi, Angel Motene, Rezaan Pieterse, Zandri Rolling, Abigail
‘groot skool’ toe te gaan.
Die skool se Vasbyt trofee het gegaan aan Brandon en Snygans, Elisha Snyman, Annerie van Heerden, Karlien van Heerden, J.P. Beetge, Jan-Lourens
Willem Grobler en Jocelyne Glen. Mr. Nico Cross het dit Bylsma, Bright Chilwane, Lohann Gouws, Echardt Lubbe, Willem Marais, Bhuti Mkhandla en Hen-
(Lees nog op bl. 6)
oorhandig. roux Roelofse gaan volgende jaar ‘groot skool’ toe.


Samancor Eastern Chrome Mines (ECM) (Jagdlust Operation) within Fetakgomo
Tubatse Local Municipality near Lebowakgomo in Limpopo Province received the INVITATION TO COMMENT
Mining Right for its intended operations DMR Reference LP30/5/2/2/1/10008MR.
The approval covers Opencast Operations on the Farm Zeekoegat 421KS as well as NOTICE OF AN EMPR AMENDMENT AND WATER USE LICENSE
Underground Mining Operations on the Farms Zeekoegat 421KS, Wintersveld 417 KS APPLICATION
and the remaining extent and Portion 1 of the Jagdlust 418 KS. As part of the intend-
ed mining activities ECM is erecting a Site Fence to manage access to some of the Name and Surname
above farms.
Name of Organisation
To maximise operational efficiency, ECM intends to further exploit the Chromite ore (If applicable)
through open cast operation on the Farms Jagdlust RE/418 KS and Wintersveld 417
KS. The Opencast project remains critical to the ECM’s long-term sustainable growth
as it plans to add 20kt-30kt per month over a period of 4-5 years through the Opencast Physical Address
Operations. Furthermore ECM intends to apply for a Water Use Licence for operations
on the Zeekoegat 421KS Farm.

ECM has appointed Segope Consulting as the Independent Environmental As-

sessment Practitioner to undertake the environmental authorisation and associated
stakeholder engagement process. An integrated process will be followed to meet the Contacts: Cell No:
requirements of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of
1998) (NEMA), National Water Act (Act No. 36 of 1998) (NWA) and Mineral Resources
and Petroleum Act (Act No. 28 of 2002) (MPRDA). The proposed application which Email:
is subjected to public participation shall follow the Scoping and Environmental impact
reporting process as contemplated in EIA regulation 21 to 24. Fax:

You are encouraged to participate and notify Segope Consulting of your comments
following the information sharing meetings, to be held at Potlake Nature Reserve, on Would you like to be registered as an interested
06 December 2018 from 10:00 to 15:00. Public Participation will run from the and affected party?
12th November 2018 to the 14th December 2018.

Should you wish to obtain further information and/or a Background Information Docu-
ment (BID), please register by completing the attached form or contact the individuals Is there another person you know who would be
below to obtain more information: interested in participating in this process?

Suzan Maisela
Stakeholder Engagement Office, Segope Consulting;
Office: 1176 Crescent Wood Estates, 11 Canyon Way, Noordwyk, Midrand 1687 If YES, please enter their contact detals: 1.
Postal: P O Box 182, Halfway House, 1685
Cell: 071 286 8622
The BID and Notices are is also available at the following public places for your

Public Place Locality

Are there any issues you would like

Atok Post Office Atok Mine, 0749 (Limpopo)
included or addressed in the Environ-
mental Assessment and/or Water Use
Potlake Game Reserve R37 Road close to Tjibeng. Licence Application?
Atok 0747 (Limpopo)
6 Platinum Gazette 9 NOVEMBER 2018

Ohrigstad leerders kry erkenning vir hul werk

Laerskool Ohrigstad
se leerders het verlede
Donderdagaand erk-
enning ontvang vir hul
harde werk in 2018.
Regs: Alizay le Roux
was die beste akad-
emiese presteerder
in die grondslagfase
met 90,4%. Jacquiline
Boswel het die beste
algemene vordering
in die grondslagfase
gemaak. Nadine Lubbe was die beste akad-
emiese presteerder in die inter-
mediêrefase met 89,6%. Nadine
Die skool se akademiese span was: Gr 1 - Alizay le Roux, Gr 2 - Heinrich Blig- is ook die beste presteerder in SW
naut, Adrian le Roux, Janna Bylsma, Megan Vorster, Gr 3 - Andre van der Walt, graad 4 - 6 en beste presteerder in
Ilne Beetge, Mienke van der Wal, Ankia van Niekerk, Gr 4 - Nina Erasmus, Gr Afrikaans in die fase. Cristoffel Es-
5 - Ni-Nha Beetge, Nadine Lubbe, Gr 6 - geen, Gr 7 - Larochelle Erichsen, Yone terhuizen het die beste algemene
Beetge, Jocelyne Glen en JJ van Niekerk. vordering in die fase gemaak.
Larochelle Erichsen Tshepi Mnisi
was die skool se was die graad
Seize this opportunity to join Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine, veelsydigste leerling 7 sportster
a values-driven Company that unconditionally cares for its people. gedurende 2018. Sy van die jaar.
Our Mine, situated in the Limpopo Province about 60 kilometers from was ook die vriende- Sy is ook
Lydenburg and 40 kilometers from Burgersfort, is a world-class producer of likste en hulpvaar- die beste
Chrome Ore. digste leerling in die presteerder in
skool. kuns. Tshepi
LOGISTICS OFFICER (EXTERNAL) Larochelle het ook was die beste
(C1) (1 POSITION) met sertifikate en
trofees weggestap
senior dogter
in atletiek
(REF. DCM/PLT/LGO) vir vaktoekennings hierdie jaar.
The successful applicant will report to the Logistics Superintendent or nominee. in graad 7 - Natuur- Mnr. Nico
Minimum educational requirements: • Grade 12/Standard 10 Certificate with wetenskap, Ekono- Cross het
Mathematics and Science • Certificate in Logistics Management • Code 08 (EB) driver’s miese en Bestuur- van die
licence. swetenskap, Engels toekennings
Experience (including but not limited to): • 1-3 years’ practical logistics/production en Afrikaans. oorhandig.
operations experience in a mining/plant environment • Advantageous: 6 months’ practical
weighbridge experience. JJ van Niekerk
Duties (including but not limited to): • Coordinate and control outbound logistics is die skool se
between Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine and the Ports (Richards Bay, Maputo and Durban) Dux Leerder in
• Review procedures as and when required • Generate certificate of analysis and submit Graad 7. Hy het
for approval for every order • Prepare weekly and monthly reports, including Contractor ‘n gemiddeld
and Material Reports • Ensure dispatched product is within customer’s specification van 84,4%.
• Reconcile and verify that information regarding stock levels captured on the MES system
is accurate and records are kept for legal compliance • Ensure the stock quantity of material
Hy was ook die
at the station before loading the wagons • Ensure timeous turnaround of truck arrival, beste presteerd-
loading and deliveries • Over-inspect all loading points off-site • Monitor stock condition er in Wiskunde,
and prioritise order dispatches • Plan and coordinate stock ports • Oversee contractors Lewensonder-
to ensure the required loading and cleaning standard is adhered to at the Port • Monitor rig, Tegnologie
dedicated transporter through agreement based on penalty clauses • Investigate and en Sosiale
introduce corrective measures on deviations • Ensure that all material is cleared on the
ground and reconcile before the batch of material is transported to the station • Investigate
deviations and implement corrective measures • Monitor the railing of the wagons to Hy vorm deel
the Port and visit hot theft spots • Arrange weighing of the wagons before and after the van die skool
offloading • Reconcile and investigate the differences • Ensure all material offloaded from se akademiese Atletiek presteerders: Annaretha Bylsma (Beste Dogter Jnr),
the wagons are on the stockpile identified • Ensure proper stockpile management in Port span. Tshepi Mnisi, (Beste Dogter Snr), Brave Mnisi (Beste Seun Jnr)
• Ensure all wagons are offloaded and cleared out of the Port • Implement harbour visit en Joshua Weber (Beste Seun Snr).
report that will involve the shipping companies’ normally acting as clearing and forwarding
companies • Ensure nomination of vessel is clearly communicated to all relevant parties
• Ensure that product meets the required quality specification, free of any foreign material
and contamination while on stockpile at the Port • Ensure correct loading of vessel is
done from the correct stockpile at the Port • Reconcile stock at the Port to be done
on completion and immediately the relevant department at the Port should there be any
deviations • Physically monitor stock at the Port • Ensure the proper communication of
truck list released from the mine • Report trucks with mechanical failures immediately and
recovery process to be put in place • Ensure all trucks released from the mine report to the
Port timeously • Ensure all trucks arriving at the Port are already listed with the Port and
trucks to report to the staging area on arrival • Ensure all road trucks entering the harbour
are weighed on static approved weighbridge • Ensure trucks are fitted with seal tags with
unique numbering and company based • Ensure seals are not tempered with before arriving
at the Port • Ensure trucks are escorted to the stockpile in the Port • Ensure quality and
foreign material on the stockpile • Assist with customer complaints investigations.
Selection will take place according to the Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine Recruitment
Operating Procedure. A strong consideration will be the individual’s fit with the Dwarsrivier
Chrome Mine Values. The successful candidate will be appointed on the Dwarsrivier Chrome
Mine Conditions of Employment, which includes being certified medically fit as per the
Mine Health and Safety Act, 29/1996. Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine is an equal opportunity Aaiza Zaman, Mishack Mosehla en Sam Mak- Hokkie presteerders senior hokkie: Ni-Nha Beetge (Beste speelster
employer, and due consideration will be taken in terms of the company’s employment equity ofane (afwesig) was die beste presteerders in o/11), Jo-Marie Klopper (Beste vordering o/11), Lihle Mamba (Beste
plan including Mining Charter objectives. Preference will be given to suitably qualified black Afrikaans wie se huis taal nie Afrikaans is nie. speelster o/13) en Thiana Grobbelaar (Beste vordering o/13).
females and people living with disabilities.
CVs may be submitted to Dwarsrivier Recruitment, via e-mail: or fax: 086 231 9250. Please clearly indicate the Die skool se nuwe
reference number on your application or in the subject line of your e-mail. leiers vir 2019 is ook
All candidates must ensure that all relevant certified (certified by SAPS) aangekondig. Hulle
qualifications, certificates, and licences are attached to their application. is Kiara Crause,
Short-listed candidates will be required to authenticate information
Cirstoffel Esterhuizen,
provided in their CVs. Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed
candidates only. Candidates may be required to undergo psychometric and Megan Garcia, Nandi
other relevant assessments. Please note that criminal and credit checks may Masilela, Ionah Mk-
be conducted for this position. honto, Omhile Mnisi,
If a candidate fails to provide information or submit proof of qualifications as per the Juan-Pierre Oosthu-
minimum requirements above the application will not be considered. izen en Ilse Saunders.
No late or unsolicited applications will be considered. No recruitment agency CVs will be Die hoofleiers sal later
accepted. aangekondig word.
Closing date: 19 November 2018 at 12:00 Die groep ondergaan
nou verskeie spanbou
en leierskapsontwik-
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kelings programme.
9 NOVEMBER 2018 Platinum Gazette 7

LWUA responds to complaints meeting and the SDM has also confirmed Servitude areas are protected by law and
Lebalelo Water User Association (LWUA) assist him. The most effective recourse will
responded to issues raised by community be to ask the court to make a ruling as was it at the previous meeting”. In an attempt to no building or activities are legally allowed to
and Working Committee members of seven explained to the complainant so many times”. further try and to provide constructive support happen on these areas.
communities (communities of Sehunyane, Part of the complaints to the newspaper LWUA has previously appointed a compa- LWUA is operating according to a water
Shakung, Ga-Masete, Malokela, Pataneng, last week was frustration about an alleged ny to determine the cost of a potable water use license issued by the Department of
Modubeng and Phala) surrounding the LWUA unwillingness from LWUA and Sekhukhune scheme “with the understanding that it can Water and Sanitation (DWS) for a period as
operations. Some background to these alle- District Municipality (SDM) to engage with then provide SDM with the information and determined by DWS. Part of the complaints
gations made by the group last week, was the group. According to Bierman the meeting negotiate with SDM to consider this as a pro- last week were that the group is unhappy
also provided. scheduled for last week was cancelled well ject. The SDM has decided not to continue that they were not included in the last review
“During May/June this year some of the beforehand, but “Mr Moela responded vari- with the project and therefore nothing further of the license in 2008. “All licenses has a 5
community members stopped LWUA to ous times pushing for the meeting to continue happened. SDM is the only Authority that year review option should the DWS wishes to
operate claiming that LWUA operates illegally whilst the invite was defect.” (The newspaper has a mandate to decide on potable water do so but it is not compulsory. This is entirely
and also claiming that they (communities) are has seen e-mails to this effect). In addition projects”. in the hands and discretion of the DWS. The
members of LWUA and they want their divi- SDM forwarded a SMS at 6h00 on the day Last week Mr Willy Mosoma from SDM date of 2008 is also incorrect as the license
dends for the past 16 years. LWUA arranged of the meeting confirming that the meeting is also responded to the newspaper confirming was issued in 2004 and amended in 2007
a meeting with the Premier’s office, DWS, cancelled. that these communities are however receiv- when LWUA funded the raising of the Flag
community leaders and LWUA on 13 June “There is a dispute between communi- ing water through a borehole system and Boshielo Dam. DWS may consult with parties
to discuss their grievances. The outcome of ties about the representation and it may be that they are not aware of any water supply if they so require and it is the DWS’s prerog-
this meeting was that a working group was conducive to confirm with all the communities problems. ative” Bierman said. Community concerns
established which would report back to the mentioned above. LWUA was informed that The group that met with the newspaper about things like the LWUA constitution and
meeting. some Traditional Leaders met with the Tubat- last week complained that the security from the signing of it had been raised at various
Furthermore LWUA has carried out a stra- se Municipality to complain about the specific Lebalelo cut their fences meant to protect the meetings. “This issue was mentioned many
tegic review and is currently in the process of persons” said Bierman added. crops they are trying to grow from animals times by the complainant and was clearly
formulating and rolling out the projects that One of the major complaints raised with roaming the area. To this Bierman explained answered by the MEC and the DWS. If Gov-
were identified to support its new strate- the newspaper was that although the com- the following: “The farmers are putting up ernment was convinced that the procedures
gy. The objective of the new strategy is to munities are situated next to the river, they fences over the servitude areas where our were not followed or were incomplete, they
improve lives through water. The strategy do not receive water from it and according pipeline traverses. Some of the people from would have acted to either rectify or acted
is widely supported” said Mr Bertus Bier- to them, LWUA is responsible for this and some of the communities over the past years against the it. As explained to the complain-
man CEO of LWUA this week. He offered not coming to the party. Bierman however continuously damaged the LWUA infrastruc- ant that he/they are welcome to engage in a
to further engage with the newspaper with explained: “Lebalelo Water User Association ture and therefore the security vehicles need legal action to prove to a court that all other
regards to the strategy. “The Premier of the is established in terms of the National Water to use these roads. LWUA is committed to views are wrong and only their interpretation
Limpopo Province send the MEC to repre- Act with a mandate to provide raw water to find an amicable solution for this and is in- of the law is correct” Bierman added.
sent him at a meeting on 13 June where the its members (Industrial members – mines vestigating options to work with the farmers. Frustrations from the group that the tradi-
same claims were made. The working group and ordinary members – DWS). The Se- Our newly appointed Social Development tional authority is being undermined was also
had a 3 month mandate to discuss the issues khukhune District Municipality (SDM) is the Manager Mr Solly Manyaka will engage with addressed. “I can’t comment on the internal
referred to at that meeting. This working Water Service Authority in terms of the Water the farmers. This specific issue has come to traditional leader conflicts that spill over to
group’s mandate has lapse, yet LWUA is still Services Act and responsible to treat and our attention this week as the farmers has relationships with LWUA. I engage with com-
engaging. I belief that the complainant must distribute water from the LWUA pipeline to now started to erect their fences to protect munities but some prefer not to participate”.
use all the recourse he thinks may be able to the communities. This was explained at each their future crops”.

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Runners perform Fun and development of the
Right Azwitamisi Donald Bigman
Netshifhefhe participated in the
Old Mutual Soweto Marathon. He
youth at soccer tournament
represented the Burgersfort Old On Saturday 3 November 2018, Central United team 1 – 2 Mangabane U/15 team; Loser’s final: Central
Mutual SO1 an SO2 branch. F.C. hosted a Football and Netball tournament at United FC 3 – 4 Tubatse Masters; Final: Mmashadi Mas-
the Samancor Eastern Chrome Mangabane Sports ters 2 – 0 United Masters.
Left: Isaac field. Participating soccer teams were Central United Netbal: 1st game: Driekop Sun Shines 15 – 21 Coroman-
Makhab- from Montrose, Tubatse Masters from Burgersfort, del Rock Stars; 2nd game: Modikwa 20 – 25 Coromandel
ela Mmashadi Masters from Jane Furse and United FC Rock Stars; Driekop Sun Shines 31 – 29 Modikwa; Final:
participat- Legends from Witbank. Coromandel Rock Stars 15 – 13 Driekop Sun Shines.
ed in the On the netball side it was Modikwa netball team, Some of the SA football icons who attended the event was
Kaapse- Coromandel Rock Stars from Lydenburg and Driekop the Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs legend Mr Frank
hoop Mar- Sun Shines. Part of the event was to show-case the Makua and Platinum Stars and Witbank Spurs Legend
athon. last under 15 football talent with an aim of selecting the Mr Joseph Mkalipa. The under 15 football teams were
weekend. few talented young stars who will be sent for trials with talked through talent management and aligning them-
He ran a professional academies in December. The results on selves for success by one of the great football legends
good time both sporting codes were as follows: Mr Frank “Disco” Makua. The event was a great success
of 3:48. Football: 1st Semi-final: Tubatse Masters 1 – 3 and Central United was very proud to host such an event
Mmashadi Masters; 2nd Semi-final: Central United FC successfully. (Information and some photographs: Protus
1 – 2 United FC Masters; Talent display: Central U/15 Sikhakhane)

Some of the Modikwa

runners at the Old Mutual
Soweto Marathon - Mokaila
Lawrence Tjia, Capri Ma-
luleke, Jeffrey Nkuna, Violet
Mabitla and Albert Tsosago
all participated in the race.
They were part of 11 Modik-
wa runners completing the

Alfred Tlaka qualified for Comrades with

this race. Rudolph Mokgomola, Sonia
Makua and Innocent Ngobeni were
some of the other Modikwa runners at
the race. The team is looking forward
to the Bela-Bela race later this month.
Some would like to better their seeding
for the Comrades Marathon next year. SA football icons who attended the event
was the Bafana Bafana and Kaizer
(Photographs and information: Willem Chiefs legend Mr Frank Makua and
Montgomery). Platinum Stars and Witbank Spurs Leg-
end Mr Joseph Mkalipa. They invested
some time with
the young soccer
talent of the area.
With them is Pro-
tus Sikhakhane.
(photo right).
The day was filled
with fun and great