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Platinum Gazette

Burgersfort, Steelpoort, Ohrigstad

02 March 2012

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Tavern owners beware

Maskitla tavern in Ga Matodi and Maphanga Bottle Store in Ga Madiseng had their liquor licences suspended last week. According to Tubatse Police these two liquor outlets has failed to comply with the Liquor Act on many occasions and as a result the Police reported them to the Liquor Board. The decision to suspend their licences was taken on 22 February after a hearing was held in Mokopane. The suspension of their licences means, if they continue to sell liquor, owners of these outlets will face arrest. The Police say the suspension will set as deterrence to other liquor licence holders to ensure that they must always comply with the conditions of the liquor act. The Police would also like to encourage all the liquor outlets to comply with the liquor act at all times.

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02 MARCH 2012

Friday afternoon rush

In the photograph a Limpopo Traffic Control vehicle rushes towards the bridge over the Steelpoort / Tubatse river last week Friday to try and remedy the traffic jam that saw vehicles jam packed way past the Bothashoek turn-off to Praktiseer.

Oops! Plan not working ...

The concrete pillars, which are not seats, and were erected around Burgersforts traffic lights last week, now do not seem to be have been a very good plan. This plan was made by Greater Tubatse Municipality to protect the traffic lights against reckless dirvers, but they did not realise how wild and reckless drivers can behave in Burgersfort if congestion picks up. It seems that with the large and heavy vehicles in the middle of town, as well as the general free for all (while traffic officers checks licences at a quiet spot outside the CBD madhouse) the little concrete poles did not last long. This state of affairs is not limited to one, but to more intersections.

Plan working!
Since a week or two ago, points men are on duty at the T-junction from Modiwa Platinum Mine / Dilokong Hospital and the R37 from Polokwane. The traffic are regulated during peak hours when this junction turns into a nightmare. This plan was conceived by Modikwa in conjunction with traffic authgorities and especially Modikwa employees a gratefull for the steps taken to ensure their safety.

... and this one as well

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Tubatse Police Station in Praktiseer is a neat place, with a nice garden. The absence of a sprinkler to water the lawn proves to be no obstacle when a large coldrink bottle is at hand ...

02 MAART 2012


Two Rivers focus on road safety

Two Rivers Platinum Mine and the Limpopo Roads, Transport and Public Works Department have joined hands this week to promote road safety. The first phase of the project will be focussed along the R555, between Burgersfort and Steelpoort Park and is aimed at curbing the fatalities caused by crashes as a result of stray animals on the roads, especially during the night. Over 1500 reflector bands were distributed to more than ten cattle farmers staying close to the main road connecting the mines and the surrounding communities. Two Rivers Platinum says bad or lack of road maintenance as well as unattended potholes is one aspect and a leading cause of fatalities. The mine says mines operating in the southern portion of the Eastern Limb (Steelpoort Valley) have recently lost more than eight employees as a result of crashes near the mines where stray animals were found to be the leading cause. We lost 6 of our colleagues in the recent past due to car accidents on these roads. At Two Rivers Platinum, safety forms an integral part of our value-system and we therefore did not hesitate to identify this project as one of our key SLP initiatives. This project is an extension of our on-mine road safety campaign, said Mr Jakes Jacobs, the Health and Safety Leader at Two Rivers Platinum Mine. In addition to the reflector bands and as an extension of its mine safety policy, Two Rivers Platinum has invested over R2 million, on road maintenance and pothole repairs focussing on Sekhukhune Road and R577 access roads leading to Lydenburg in Mpumalanga. Similar work is planned for the local access roads. This will be implemented in the next financial year. The recent RTMC reports and subsequent research conducted have shown that stray animal commonly found along the public roads at night are among the most common causes to crashes and have contributed to the high number of fatalities on the South African roads in 2011. The trend also proved that the common occurrence per day time is between 19h00 and 23h00. As part of our contribution towards the reduction and possibly the total elimination of the unnecessary loss of life and property on our roads, Two Rivers Platinum is committed towards facilitating sustainable development in the communities closer to where we operate and hence our involvement in road safety campaigns including road maintenance. The need to donate the reflective bands among the local cattle farmers in partnership with the relevant government departments and the neighbouring communities is therefore aligned to our SLP objectives. We hope and trust that other mines will join hands with us so that we can improve the condition of our roads and save lives on our roads, said Mr Adriaan de Beer, the Business Leader at Two Rivers Platinum Mine.

New prospecting right for Platfields

JSE-listed exploration company Platfields on Tuesday said it had been granted a new prospecting right for chrome ore, cobalt, copper ore, iron-ore, lead, nickel ore, platinum-group metals (PGMs) and other minerals near Lydenburg. This consolidated Platfields prospecting right on portions 4, 5 and 39 of the farms Kliprivier 73 and Draaikraal. The prospecting right covers about 1 200 ha and is positioned directly next to the Everest South mine and Booysendal project. The exploration programme at Kliprivier targeted a shallow-positioned prospect of three-million ounces, at a grade of three grams a ton of ore. Platfields said it had already indicated a resource of two-million ounces in its Berg project, which is an extension of Kliprivier. With our 100 percent-owned prospecting right now in place, we can fast-track the drilling programme, designed to calculate the resource on the project area. Drilling would start in three months, CEO Bongani Mbindwane said further stating This project will complement the existing portfolio of Platfields, in particular the Platfields Draaikraal project, while adding further weight to its standalone potential for mining.

ARM interested in Amplats assets

African Rainbow Minerals, said on Monday it was interested in acquiring Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) assets if they became available. Anglo American, which holds 80 percent of Amplats, said earlier this month that it was reviewing its investment in the worlds largest platinum producer.The platinum business has not matched the production, productivity and safety levels of earlier years while returns have been in decline. While Anglo has not ruled out spinning off what would be a $15-billion asset, analysts believe it is more likely to sell the mines or close certain shafts. We are very, very close to Anglo Platinum, we know all the inside discussions and we are engaging in that. I think something can come out of that, ARM CEO Andr Wilkens told Reuters in an interview after the group unveiled its first-half results. ARM, which has a 50 percent stake in two South African platinum mines, Modikwa and Two Rivers, is also evaluating three acquisitions in the platinum sector that could cost up to R6-billion.

Filling station targeted

The Sasol filling station was targeted by criminals in the early hours of Monday morning this week. According to a security company, three armed men held the personnel at the garage at gunpoint at about 03:00 on Monday while they broke into the office. They tried to blow open the door of the safe, but did not succeed. The men then took flight with the computer with the closed circuit television material from security cameras on it.


02 MARCH 2012

Mooiste Steelies gekies

Steelpoort Akademie hou jaarliks n Mnr. en Mej. Steelie. Vanjaar se kompetisie het op 17 Februarie by Steelpoort Akademie plaasgevind. Die kinders het in verskillende ouderdomskategorie deelgeneem en dit baie geniet. (Fotos en inligting: Cornelia Ebershn, Steelpoort Akademie). Foto links heel bo: Zancu Labuschagne, Gregorey Ntutang, Bruce van der Sandt. Foto ver links: Annelize Spangenberg, Lilian Grobler, Izl Joubert. Regs bo: Monica de Bruyn, Lourencia van Dyk, Leigh Johnston. Direk links: Sage Montague, Luan Erasmus, Eckhard Ebershn.

Migraines in children


It is estimated that 30-50% of school-age children and teenagers get headaches. Migraine headaches are also very common. They occur in about 3% of pre-schoolers, 11% of primary school students and 23% of high school students. Having other family members with migraine headaches would make it more likely in a child as this runs in families. Migraine attacks last between 1 hour and 72 hours. Symptoms Symptoms include a headache pain on one side of the head or moderate to severe pain on both sides of the head. A pulsing or throbbing headache pain. Nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, an aversion to certain odours. Visual disruptions, muscle weakness and language impairment. Episodes of slow or slurred speech, ringing in the ears, double vision. Symptoms of migraines are also made worse by routine physical activities such as climbing stairs. Boys get more migraines than girls before they reach puberty. After puberty, girls are more inclined to get migraines. Keep a migraine symptom diary and record the details of your childs headache. Write down when he or she had it, what may have caused it, what made it better. From this you can learn what to avoid in future. Many children with migraines continue to have headaches as adults. About 25% will outgrow their headaches. Treatment Avoiding migraine triggers such as foods (cheese, chocolates and citrus fruits), poor sleep habits, lack of exercie and skipping meals. An age appropriate pain reliever can be taken. Medication ofr nausea could also be taken if vomiting forms part of the headache attacks. If a child is having at least three migraine attachs per month a medication preventing headaches can also be taken. As your doctor or pediatrician for help with the diagnosis and treatment of your childs headaches.

Bo: Sonay Labuschagne, Jacolet van Eeden, Charlene Bothma. Onder: Phillip Dicks, Herdus Snyman, Shae Montague.

02 MAART 2012


Laerskool Ohrigstad spog met uitblinkers

Die jaarlikse Interlaer van kleinskole het Vrydag 24 Februarie by Laerskool Clivia plaasgevind te Ngodwana. Vyf skole het deelgeneem: Laerskool Clivia, Laerskool Bergland, Laerskool Skukuza, Laerskool Ohrigstad en Laerskool Kamagugu - n spesiale skool vir gestremdes. Laerskool Ohrigstad se atlete het al Donderdag vertrek en n wonderlike tyd by Elangeni Vakansieoord gehad waar hulle heerlik geswem en baljaar het. Die volgende dag het hulle, hul beste gegee by die Interlaer. Alhoewel daar nie punte bereken is nie, het elke skool se atlete hulle allerbeste gegee om ook toekennings te ontvang. Laerskool Ohrigstad het die Junior Victor en Victrix Ludorm van die dag opgelewer. Hulle is Ruan van Rooyen en Pabalelo Mashego. Beste baan atleet van die dag was ook n atleet van Laerskool Ohrigstad - Rhandzu Ndlovu. Di klein skooltjie het n besondere prestasie bereik om 13 goud, 12 silwer en 10 brons medaljes in te palm. In 2013 sal die kleinskole Interlaer by Laerskool Skukuza aangebied word. (Fotos en inligting: Laerskool Ohrigstad).

Joshua Generation junior sports day

Joshua Generation had their Junior Sport Day last weekend at Steelpoort Academy. Students from Grade RR, Grade R and Grade 1 competed in 60m running, 3-legged races, ball throwing and relay. The day ended in great fun when the parents challenged the Joshua Generation staff to a 3-legged race. A special thank you to all staff and parents at Joshua G e n e r a t i o n , Steelpoort Academy, Cornelia Ebershn, OK Grocer, Jan

Graham and Power Bake that made this day a success.(Photographs and information: Joshua Generation).


02 MARCH 2012

Is racism and politics the

According to recent research from the Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg 90% of farm attacks are intended only as robbery. 2% of attacks are political or racially motivated. In 7% of cases it has to do with employment disputes. These figures were obtained from amongst others, police dockets from 1991 to 2003. More recent studies showed that people still have the perception that farm attacks are racially or politically motivated. Mr Boeta du Toit from Agri-North West last week said that they recognise that most attacks are pure crime driven acts, but do feel that irresponsible political statements could enhance a climate of racial intolerance and create an attitude of brutality. According to Du Toit there is also a misconception that farmers have large sums of money and weapons in their homes. Mr Solly Pheto from Cosatu reminded people that criminals carry out farm attacks and murders on farms, not farm workers. He said: Murder is unacceptable, no matter the motive. Farm attacks destroy the relationship between the farmers and their workers. We asked readers what they think about farm attacks and possible causes of farm attacks.

Ms Katlego Boshego said: Our black people dont understand labour law. They must go to the Department of Labour for help instead of attacking the employer. To fight and attack is not the solution, but unfortunately it still happens. Left: Mr Sello Mohubedu said: The big issue is starvation. People in South Africa are starving. Some places there is still racism left, but not always. People often break in and commit crimes to support their families.

Ms Lerato Napo and Ms Agnes Laka said: Farm attacks are often caused by poverty and money. People must have jobs - small businesses etc. because government cannot hire all of us. It is a bit of both - racism and poverty. People are poor and they feel white people owe them something. To poor black people, middle class white people look rich and they want that.

2% of attacks are political or racially motivated

90% of attacks are pure criminal intent

Right: Mr David Mooketsi said: I think farm attacks happen because of poverty, but mostly because of revenge and racism. For farmers there is often no stable payments. Many farmers are also stuck within apartheid. The law must bring equality. The new government has made people feel insecure.

Mr Niklaas Lesese said: Racism is still a problem and poverty too. The problem is that all of us are working, but we earn small money. We are suffering. Money is an issue also in farm attacks.

Ms Kim Engelbrecht said: Farm attacks are all about poverty. Not at all about racism. People are hungry. It is just very unfortunate that most farmers are white. With her is AJ.

Mr Sakkie Thobejane said: To decrease crime is to create jobs. Poverty is the major cause. People think they will be able to get money on the farms.

Mr Willem Montgomery s: Ek dink dis 50% n ras-ding en 50% wraak in baie gevalle. Omdat mense sleg behandel word of die persepsie het dat hulle sleg behandel word. Die regering moet strenger beskermingsmaatrels instel. As al die boere uitgemoor word waar gaan die land kos kry?

02 MAART 2012


cause for farm attacks?

Mr Glen Seponye said: It is all about money. We all go to work to get money. Money motivates people. Without money there is no life. They turn to crime and farm attacks for money.

Mnr. Werner Klaassen s: Dis rasgeorinteer. Daar is altyd n dispute oor iets op die plase aan die gang. As mense weet daar is geld en wapens op plase maak dit die boere teikens.

Ms Angel Kgopane said: It is a lack of information that causes it. Educational background is important. If you are educated you know what is wrong and what is good. There is also rich people who take advantage of poor people. They get them to do bad things for money. Poverty plays a role. Me. Bettie Engelbrecht s: Ek sien dit aan die een kant as n verarmende omgewing. Mense word al armer. Alles is duur. Die tweede is die aansprake van politieke jeugleiers op rasse wat tog tot n mate rassisme aanblaas. Baie mense het al ras agter hulle gesit, maar ongelukkig stap nie almal vorentoe nie.

Mnr. Francois du Plessis s: Dis n rasseding. Hoekom anders gebeur dit dat hulle die vrou verkrag en haar en die man dan doodmaak sonder dat hulle iets steel? Dis nonsense dat dit dikwels oor lone gaan. Kyk net na Terreblanche. Hy het glo nog vir die mense wat hom aangeval het drank ook gekoop. Ek dink dis n rassistiese ding. Die regstelsel sal moet regkom dat die mense wat gevang word agter tralies kan bly. Voor dit nie gebeur nie, sal die regering nie regtig kan ingryp nie.

Mr Prince Mpuru said: The criminals think there is money on the farms. Create more jobs so people can earn their own money. Regs: Mnr Mandla Tjia s: Die boere moet die swart mense baie mooi hou. Daar is verskillende redes vir plaasaanvalle. 1. Die werkers word nie altyd mooi behandel nie. 2. Die werkers word nie altyd mooi betaal nie. 3. Die mense wil sommer net steel. Plase moet ook soos winkels sekuriteit kry. Nog voor Julius Malema se uitsprake oor grond terugvat was daar al aanvalle, so ek dink nie hy het n invloed nie. As die boere goed is vir die swart mense sal hulle hulle nie kan aanval nie. Me. Debbie Marais s: Dis baie keer inside information wat tot sulke misdade aanleiding gee. Misdaad is misdaad. Die inligting oor jou huis, geld, wapens, kluise ens. is in jou huis en mense wat daar werk het toegang daartoe. By haar is Anne van Wyk. Regs: Mnr. Nikky van der Westhuizen s: Ras speel steeds n rol. Aanvallers ken net n deel van die geskiedenis. Hulle weet nie dat nie almal Afrikaans was nie en deel van apartheid gehad het nie. Dikwels word Afrikaanssprekende boere doodgemaak. By hom is JanHendrik.

Left: Ms. Comfort Mohlabe, Ms Cynthia Malomane and Ms Yolanda Morena said: It is a racial thing. It is because of people wanting to show government we want to take the farms back. That farmers should not occupy it. It is about taking back the land. It is also because of unemployment. The rate of unemployment is so high. Farmers should get more security from government otherwise it will get worse. People are trying to win the land back and we still have racist people around.


02 MARCH 2012

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Fotografie Klub Die Burgersfort Fotografie Klub hou een keer per maand n vergadering. Hierdie maand sal dit op 5 Maart plaasvind. Alle lede sowel as belangstellendes is welkom om dit by te woon. Vir meer navrae kontak Ruan Kleynhans by 083 276 1643; Daryll Geddes by 083 612 2021; Braam Matthysen by 073 582 3654; Jaco Smith by 079 697 7356 of Mark Geddes by 083 601 6158. Op-en Wakker-Bejaardes Die Op-en-Wakker Bejaardes van Ohrigstad is weer besig met hul verkope. Hulle staan langs die R36 so 10km buite Ohrigstad oppad na Lydenburg. Hulle verkoop heerlike vetkoeke, beskuit, koekies, jaffles, pannekoek en nog baie meer. Die geld wat met die verkope ingesamel word gaan na liefdadigheidsprojekte in die omgewing asook na die bejaardes se jaarlikse toer om te gaan blomme kyk. Hulle is daar elke einde van die maand Vrydag. Ondersteun hulle gerus.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. - Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

Kitsgids na Nooddienste/ Important numbers:

Burgersfort SAPS Ohrigstad SAPS Roossenekal SAPS Mecklenburg SAPS Eerstegeluk SAPS Tubatse SAPS Sekhukhune SAPS Leboeng SAPS Maartinshoop SAPS (013) 231 7231 (013) 238 0128 (013) 273 0075 (015) 615 0204 (013) 237 0011 (013) 216 8500 (013) 260 1007 (013) 769 9099 (013) 235 4041

Ander nooddienste/ Other emergency services

Dilokong Hospitaal/Hospital (013) 2147265 Mecklenburg Hospitaal/ Hospital (013) 615 0204 Burgersfort Kliniek/Clinic (013) 2317843 Water & Sanitation 082 900 4449 Disaster Management - (Ambulance & Fire) 0800 330 022 Electricity (Eskom) 0860 037 566

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02 MAART 2012


Tubatse Chrome Club: something for everyone

Tubatse Chrome Club, situated inside Tubatse Residential Village outside Steelpoort has something for everyone. The recently upgraded facilities now include the following: a fully equiped gymnasium, pool, squash courts, tennis court, action cricket court, nine hole golf course, childrens entertainment room, conference facilities, Pro Shop, outside entertainment area with a stage and own bar and bathroom facilities, an a la carte restaurant and sports bar with big screen Join the Club and get access to the general facilities (those not operating as television. sub-structures of the club) and make use of the specials and discounts for the Membership to the club is whole family at the restaurant. open to anyone and not only Samancor Chrome employees. Membership costs R360 per family per year and gives the member access to discounts at the restaurant and specials exclusively for members. Access to the pool and general areas of the club. Membership fees and rules for the golf club, action cricket, marathon club, gymnasium etc. are seperate from the club membership and administrated by the various clubs. The Club Management invites the public to visit the Club and see the facilities for themselves. Tubatse Chrome Club is also the perfect venue for conferences and private or business functions. Not only do they have a fully equipped hall with all the technology needed (sound system, projector etc.) but also have great catering and decorating services on hand. Functions are organised according to the clients specifications and budget. The outside entertainment area also has its own sound and projection system and with a special tent is ideal for functions in all weather conditions. To find out more contact the Club at 013 236 5112.

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS: BASIC ASSESSMENT PROCESS Construction of a new 132 KV Loop in-Loop out Powerline from Merensky-Steelpoort 2 to the new DWA Substation in Steelpoort within the Greater Tubatse Municipality of the Limpopo Province. DEA Ref #:14/12/ 16/3/3/1/450 NEAS Ref #: DEA/EIA0000960/2012 Notice is hereby given in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations of Government Notice No. R. 543, 544 and 545 of 18 June 2010 as amended and in terms of Section 24 (5) of the National Environment Management Act (NEMA) (Act No. 107 of 1998) of Eskoms intent to carry out the following activity: Nature of Activity: The project involves construction of a new 132 KV Loop in-Loop out Powerline from Merensky-Steelpoort 2 to the new DWA Substation in Steelpoort within the Greater Tubatse Municipality of the Limpopo Province. In terms of sections 24(2) and 24D of the NEMA, read with GN R. 543 and R 544 of 18 June 2010, an EIA is required for the proposed development. For the purpose of this development the following listed activity is applicable: Listing Notice 1. GN R. 544, Activity 10. The construction of facilities or infrastructure for the transmission and distribution of electricity- (i) Outside urban areas or industrial complexes with a capacity of more than 33 but less than 275 kilovolts. Location: The project area is located at Stocking in Steelpoort within the Greater Tubatse Municipality in the Limpopo Province. The powerline will provide power to the new DWA Substation. Geographic Coordinates are as follows: Start point: 24 42' 47.85" S 30 12' 40.43" E Middle point: 24 42' 58.41" S 30 12' 31.95" E End point: 24 43' 02.12" S 30 12' 51.63" E Open day: As part of the Public Participation process, you are invited for an open day to be held on Friday the 16th of March 2012 at Winterveld Recreation Club, Harmony Road, Bottom Village, Steelpoort. Review of the Draft Basic Assessment Report (BAR): The Draft BAR will be available for public review and comment from Friday the 23rd of March 2012 to Friday, 11th May 2012 at the following venues: Steelpoort Post Office: 373 Radium Avenue, Steelpoort. Tel: +27(0) 13 230 9105 Winterveld Recreation Club. Tel: +27(0) 13 230 1702 Name of Applicant: ESKOM Distribution, Northern Region has applied for authorization from the competent authority, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Name of Contact/Consultant: In order to ensure continued involvement, please ensure that you are registered as an interested and affected party within 30-days of this notification. Please submit your comments and or objection in relation to this application in writing via post, fax or email to: Shumani SHE Specialists: Contact person: Tshilidzi Ramushoana or Khakhathi Mulaudzi P O Box 55904, Polokwane 0700 Cell: +27(0) 76 204 6728 / +27(0) 72 056 5910 Tel. +27(0) 15 291 0956 Fax: +27(0) 15 291 0953 Email: or NB: Please quote the following reference numbers in all correspondence: DEA Ref #: 14/12/16/3/3/1/450 and NEAS Ref #: DEA/EIA0000960/2012.

Join the gym or let the kids have fun.



02 MAART 2012

Klein Advertensies Smalls

Plaas jou klein advertensie by Phelo Pele Pharmacy in die Khadima Sentrum of by Burgersfort Apteek in die Marone Sentrum of doen dit elektronies d.m.v. e-pos of faks. Place your small at Phelo Pele Pharmacy in the Khadima Centre or at Burgersfort Pharmacy at the Marone Centre. You could also place it via e-mail or fax. Enquiries: 083 543 1676 or 083 271 9151. E-mail: Fax: 086 554 9031

Adverteer/Advertise 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. Gesoek/Wanted 9. Te Huur/To Rent 10. Te Koop/For sale

10. Te Koop/ For Sale

Fridge compressors: 1/3 - R695; 1/4 R750; 1/5 - R630; 1/6 - R590. Small gas bottles for refill of fridges - R70. Pool table - R3500; TVs from R500. Much more in store! New and secondhand furniture. Visit Furniture Traders Burgersfort. At the back of

Capitec and old ABSA Bank (old Post Office Building). Tel: 072 781 1236

Distribution points here are some of the places we distribute newspapers:

* Burgersfort SUPERSPAR * Boxer Stores Burgersfort * OK Grocer * Phelo Pele Pharmacy * Burgersfort Pharmacy * Laerskool Steelpoort * Laerskool Burgersfort * Tingeling Kleuterskool * OK MiniMark * Greater Tubatse Municipality * CTM * Modikwa Platinum Mine * Pick n Pay * Winterveld Village * Ohrigstad SAPS * Total Ohrigstad * Leboeng SAPS * Praktiseer SAPS * Burgersfort SAPS * Magaba Garage * Vision Meat * Burgersfort Toyota * Hendriks Panelbeaters * Mecklenburg SAPS * Tubatse Village * Praktiseer Magistrates Court * Penge * Factory Shop * Dwarsrivier Mine * 4U Office National - Burgersfort * Ingwe Safety Equipment * One Stop Motor Spares Steelpoort * Fingerprint of Africa * Try Me Dealers Ohrigstad * Laerskool Ohrigstad * Vyfster Slaghuis * Sasol Delight Convenience Store - Steelpoort * Department of Agriculture Praktiseer * Madeleen Willers Prokureurs * Merensky Real Estate * Pret Liqour * Plaasvars Groentewinkel * Kubu Tavern * Ngwaabe Community Forum * Shoprite Jane Furse * Calvin College

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Role Purpose: Manage the working activities of the Outbound Supply Chain as a contribution towards ASA/Dilokong meeting their customer expectations. Ensuring the accurate reporting of final product stock levels and quality. Managing the service delivery of all relevant service providers in the logistics chain.. Responsibilities: The incumbent will be responsible for Conducting departmental performance reviews and initiates corrective action. Facilitate and ensure the availability of appropriate and aligned programs to ensure that the departmental strategy can be delivered. Ensure effective allocation and utilization of resources. Ensure that action orientated performance management for teams and individuals take place consistently. Ensure that there are on going improvements in service delivery within the department by maintaining all Service Level Agreements. Ensure correct Quality and Quantity of final product in time for vessel loading as per sales orders. Ensure that all exports and orders are managed according to procedures and customer satisfaction. Manage all external transport contracts. Management of human resources in Outbound Logistics Department. Accurate reporting and optimization of transport cost. Effective control and reporting of stock at any given point in the supply chain. Responsibility for stock losses in the supply chain investigation and corrective actions.


Role Purpose: To contribute towards business success by participating in the working activities of the Beneficiation Plant (Ben Plant) contributing towards the production of the final product of the Company. Responsibilities: The incumbent will be responsible for supervising plant production employees. Administer plant equipment, tools, material and utility items. Apply concepts and activities of supervisory functions. Administer documentation, reports and result statements. Adhere to the Clauses and Regulations of the Mines Health and Safety Act. Conducting housekeeping tasks in the workplace. Participate in the Companys Health, Safe and Environmental Management program. Conduct tasks allocated by seniors or supervisor in line with the nature of the job. Requirements: In order to apply, you will need a Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent qualification. Good English communication and writing skills. Technical subjects and Mathematics will be an added advantage. 3 Years supervisor experience in Beneficiation Plant. Computer literacy will be advantageous. 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 the methods 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 to the HR Department, Fax: 086 750 4941 or e-mail: Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.

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 the methods 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 to the HR Offices, Fax: 013 230 7793 or e-mail: Applicants who have not heard from the Company within 30 days after the closing date must accept that their applications were not successful.

Requirements: External Training Logistics Management/ Production Management Diploma. Diploma/ Degree in Metallurgy ,Chemistry or Industrial. At least 3 years experience in Mining and Smelter environment. 3 years Supervisory experience. Microsoft Office experience. Exposure to Laboratory activities.

02 MAART 2012



Interlaer by Laerskool Burgersfort

- Ses skole ding teen mekaar mee Vrydag die 24 Februarie 2012 het Laerskool Burgersfort die jaarlikse interlaer atletiekbyeenkoms aangebied. Di byeenkoms is elke jaar by n ander skool. Skole wat deelneem is Laerskool Malelane, Numbi, Komatipoort, Sabie en Steelpoort Akademie. Die dag is met n vaandelparade geopen en deel van die dag se pret was n aartappelresies tussen die verskillende skole se hoofde. Van die onderwysers het ook later aflos gehardloop en vir groot vermaak gesorg. Laerskool Burgersfort het ook gespog met die nuwe prefekte drag asook atlektiek drag wat hul vir die eerste keer aangetrek het. KFC was die dag se hoofborg. Ons wil ook baie dankie se hulle wat dit vir ons moontlik gemaak het om ons Interlaer te hou s die skool se bestuur. Die volgende atlete Laerskool Burgersfort atlete het medaljes ontvang: Coelette Erasmus Coelette (ook Beste dogter veldatleet), Elizabeth Ngele, Kgotatso Dibakwane, Basetsane Malapane, Blessing Serkolo, Sfiso Maphanga, Wonder Takarova, Ivan Magagula, Nathan Venter en Dullon du Plessis. Die skool bedank ook graag die ander borge vir hul bydraes. Dankie aan: KFC, CheapCheap, Vision Meat, Charity Stores, Samancor, Coke in samewerking met Castle House, OK Grocer, Oasis Burgersfort, Netcare, Laerskool Steelpoort, Laerskool Burgersfort. Teen druktyd het die skool nog nie die finale uitslae aan die media vrygestel nie. (Inligting: Laerskool Burgersfort).


02 MARCH 2012

Platinum Gazette

Maatlopo United FC back in the winning line
Maatlopo United FC played in red and white and Moretheto FC in yellow and blue. Maatlopo United FC played at home on Saturday last week. They took advantage of the home grounds to collect the maximum points. They faced Moretheto FC from Alverton. The game started at a fast pace and both teams scored in the first half. By half time, Maatlopo was already running ahead. The visitors could not close the gap and the final score was 5-1. Maatlopo United also won their away game on Sunday last week.

Modikwa picking up the pace

The Modern Autohaus 4 in 1 race took place on 25 February in Polokwane. It was the first race for the Modikwa Marathon Club runners for the year and their kick-start with the preparation for the Comrades marathon. We would like to congratulate the runners with these great times and wish them well with their preparations for the other races. Ernest Mokoo (time: 1.09.15; position: 3; distance: 21.1km); Victor Maroge (time:1.26.40; position: 20; distance: 21.1km); Solomon Masedi (time: 1.35.54; position: 35; distance: 21.1km); Albert Twala (time:1.37.40; position: 36; distance: 21.1km); Adolph Boshego (time: 1.51.11; position: 52; distance: 21.1km); Leboko Noto (time: 2.33.06; position: 4: distance: 42.2km); Peter Molapo (time: 2.53.51; position: 17; distance: 42.2km); Cedrick Mboyane (time: 3.00.09; position: 23; distance: 42.2km); Sonia Makoua (time: 3.29.21; position: 53; distance: 42.2km). (Information: Willem Montgomery)