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Stranded Ben Evelyn Combined School pupils and parents are fuming after pupils were barred from writing their Matric examinations.
By Chester Makana
Seventeen Matric pupils enrolled in a private school were
kicked out of the exam centre and barred from writing their final
examinations after the school apparently defied the education
authorities and offered Grade 12 without examination centre
en Evelyn Combined School pupils of Makgofe near
Seshego were shocked and disturbed when they arrive
at the exam centre only to be told they could not write.
Only 35 part-time candidates were allowed to write, while the
full-time pupils were removed from the exam room. According
to confidential documents, which Rise ‘N Shine has seen, the
school did not have accreditation from Umalusi, the quality
standard assurance body. The documents also show that the
school failed to provide the Department with a list of teachers
registered with the Council
for Educators,
as prescribed by
education policy. “The school is not yet accredited by Umalusi
as a private service provider in terms of the GENFETQ Act,”
said an inside report. One of the affected pupils said he
was shocked and surprised, as he had already written trial
examinations. He, like his fellow learners, had arrived at the
exam centre eager to write his first Matric examination, hoping
that this would open the way for him to take his studies to the
next level in 2015. The rejected learners had already taken
up their positions, with their ID documents, pencils, pens and
examination appointment letters, when they were told that they
would not be allowed to write. They were in total disbelief when
told that their appointment letters were imitations. The school
blamed the
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Education Department, saying they had
done everything according to the book, but the Department
insisted that it was not registered and had no examination
number. “The school does not have an examination centre
number and is not registered,” said Provincial Education
spokesman Paena Kgalane. Parents claimed that department
officials in the local circuit colluded with the school in deceiving
them. School principal Mohatla Rawale, however, said that
the school was registered. “There are some problems made
by the Department, not us,” she said.
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Communities in Polokwane breathed a collective
sigh of relief when the Capricorn District
Municipality took services to them during Batho
Pele Day.
The Independent Electoral Commission
says it is ready for by-elections taking
place in two wards in the province.
EC provincial chair Nkaro Mateta said the
elections in Bela Bela and Thulamela will
take place as planned, and that there will be
no special votes.
“We are ready for the by-election. We don’t have special votes, because we
did not receive any applications,” said Mateta.
In Thulamela’s ward 29, two independent candidates registered for the
contest, and will contest the ward with ANC and Cope candidates. The
independent candidates are Azwifarwi Justice Ratshibvumo and Rudzani
Edward Mmbulaheni. The candidate for the African National Congress is
Mafela Patrick Ramashia and Thizwikoni John Nenungwi is the candidate
for the Congress of the People.
The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and
became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.
In Bela Bela, the Ward 3 contest will be between Lerato Rachael Mpete of
the African National Congress and Mmasamoele Elizabeth Ledwaba of the
Congress of the People.
The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and
became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
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30 OCT - 6 NOV 2014
eld at Ga-Chuene outside Polokwane last week,
the day attracted a massive response from the
elderly, the disabled, youth and other people
with special needs eager to access a wide range of
services and to receive an update on service delivery
The purpose of the event was to provide a number of
different government services, such as enabling citizens to
apply for IDs or correct them, to apply for social grants,
to lodge labour disputes, to get business advice/
funding, and to access information on government
bursaries, tax returns, RDP houses, water, electricity,
sanitation and many other services. Community
members were also given an opportunity to ask
questions and obtain more clarity on various issues
relating to government’s performance.
By Glacier Nkhwashu
Tzaneen Mayor Dikeledi Mmetle has won what
ANCWL insiders call the battle of the Mayors. She
has however vowed not to stand for re-election in
the next ANCWL regional conference after being
re-elected to another three-year term as Mopani
ANCWL regional chairperson during a watershed
conference held at Karibu Leisure Resort over the
metle, who is also the Limpopo SALGA
deputy chairperson, has retained her position
as regional chairperson of the ANC Women’s
League in Mopani despite a challenge spearheaded
by Mopani ANC Regional Treasurer Nkakareng
Rakgoale. She scored a convincing victory against
Ba-Phalaborwa ANCWL sub-regional chairperson
Alina Peta, a staunch supporter of
Makhurupetsi in a hotly contested election held late on
Saturday evening at Karibu. Makhurupetsi, who is ANC
provincial deputy secretary and MEC for Cooperative
Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs
is a known opponent of Mmetle in the ANCWL. In
the results announced by the electoral commission
on Sunday: Mmetle beat Peta by 140 votes to 74;
The Capricorn District municipality has called on
residents to safeguard their water infrastructure,
saying vandals are helping themselves to water
pumps and electrical transformers.
his heinous crime has become a serious and
perpetual challenge across the district, which
contributes to water shortages and further
creates new delivery backlogs. “The Municipality
spends millions a year on replacing pump engines
and electrical transformers as a result of theft, but the
judicial system treats this as petty crime,” said CDM
spokesman Moffat Senyatsi. The district said it had
noted a sharp escalation in theft over the past months.
“This seriously inhibits the social development and
economic growth of the district and we have to find ways
to combat it. We don’t want to see communities losing
their livelihood and businesses suffering as they can’t
cope with water supply interruptions as a result of this,”
The day showed CDM’s commitment to transformation
priorities, among which basic service delivery is the
key to meeting the primary needs of all citizens and
optimizing their access to basic services.
CDM mayor Gilbert Kganyago has appealed to
communities to make use of the opportunity to access
services without the inconvenience of having to
travel long distances. “We are happy to be here today to
report on delivery about achievements recorded thus
far,” he said. Kganyago further outlined the CDM’s
commitment to Batho Pele Principles, saying CDM
managed to achieves “access” to services by reducing
backlogs in water services to the 11% of people
who do not currently have water, while poverty relief
programmes continue to benefit the indigent through
free basic water and electricity supplies.
He said despite underlying challenges in service
delivery, the latest 2013/14 service delivery status
quo report showed that the municipality is firing on all
cylinders to meet people’s expectations and change
their living conditions for the better.
Kate Bilankulu, who was deployed to the National
Assembly after the May general election, beat Festina
Makhurupetsi by 139 votes to 74 for the position of deputy
chairperson; Rosina Ramalatswa beat Maditaba
Matlou by 140 votes to 7 for the position of Secretary.
In the battle of the Mayors, Ana Sono, the Mayor of
Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality beat Nkakareng
Rakgoale, the current Executive Mayor of Mopani
District Municipality for the position of deputy secretary
by 132 votes to 80. Magdelene Lewele defeated
Sassie Mathebula for the position of Treasurer by 138.
Mmetle was destined to retain her position from the
onset, judging by the number of delegates who sat on
her side. When officials from the Electoral Commission
entered the room, delegates continued to dance
jubilantly. Mmetle, Bilankulu, Ramalatswa, Sono and
Lewele all retained their positions which they were
elected to in December 2010.In her acceptance
speech, Mmetle called for unity and cohesion in the
Women’s League, urging those who were defeated
to accept the results and to rally behind the new
leadership. The conference took numerous resolutions, which included the hosting of conferences in
all five sub- regions as well robust campaigning for the
ANC in the upcoming 2016 local government elections.
he said. The main headache is in rural settlements,
where communities are not vigilant about this kind of
crime. “This is not only costing ratepayers money, but
it is also causing devastation in communities,” said
Senyatsi. “These criminals steal our infrastructure and
they dismantle water pump-houses to get their hands
on engines – an asset that leaves communities without
water.” He said that water pumps and transformers
appear to be targeted because there is no domestic
supplier for them. “Replacing these assets takes longer,
and communities unfairly bear the brunt. Stealing pump
engines is stealing water from our people and this is
serious criminality, an act of sabotage that should not
be tolerated. No village is immune to it. The inherent
culture in communities of turning a blind eye should
be changed. Report it - municipalities alone cannot win
this battle,” concluded Senyatsi.
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30 OCT - 6 NOV 2014
Glacier Nkhwashu
A group of Limpopo farmworkers is continuing to search
for the body of a young Zimbabwean farmworker who
allegedly disappeared in a local river while fishing.
olice divers stopped their search on Sunday after the
farm managers alerted them to the threat posed by huge
and dangerous crocodiles lurking in the river. Unable
to summon up the courage to face the deadly creatures,
the police left the scene on Sunday but promised to return.
The farmworkers, however, are still searching for their friend
and colleague Jeremiah Sithole, hoping at least to recover his
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remains. Sithole, who was an illegal immigrant, was a regular
fisherman and it has been alleged that he was dragged away
by crocodiles while fishing with friends over the weekend in a
river at his workplace. According to his fellow fishermen, they
waded into the river to check their lines when he was allegedly
taken by the crocodiles. Although his two friends said they did
not see him taken, they heard “a scream” and, after turning
around to look for their friend, noticed some splashing in
the river, but never saw him again. Jeremiah Sithole was a
seasonal orange harvester at a local farm known as Madzividzivi in Letsitele outside Tzaneen. One of the farm managers,
who only identified himself as Marius, said: “The farmworkers
are aware of the crocodiles in the river and were also warned
about the dangers of illegal fishing. When the divers arrived
for the search on Sunday, a day after Jeremiah vanished, we
had to alert them as well. That’s when they decided to stop the
search.” Marius said such a thing had never happened before
on the farm. According to local police spokesman Colonel
Moatshe Ngoepe, an inquest has been opened.
October every year is a month to raise environmental awareness on
World Habitat Day. This is the day for everyone to recognize the basic
right of all humanity to adequate shelter; and taking of action towards
ending poverty housing. (
Limpopo Economic Development, Environment & Tourism has in
taking action towards habitat for humanity, engaged municipalities in
the province to participate in the Greenest Municipality Competition.
The competition focuses on sustainable development. Municipalities
are assessed on 6 elements namely: 1. waste management, 2. energy
efficiency, 3. water management and conservation, 4. landscaping,
tree planting and beautification, 5. public participation and community
empowerment and lastly 6. leadership and institutional arrangement
Position Capricorn District
Mopani District
Sekhukhune District
Vhembe District
Waterberg District
Lepelle Nkumpi
Greater Tzaneen
Ephraim Mogale
Greater Letaba
Elias Motsoaledi
In addition, the 5th of December every year is World Soil Day. The aim of this day is to raise public awareness of
soil and how it contributes to humanity and the environment (
Great North Transport driver Andile Herbert
Gumede has won the International Driver of
the Year Professional Heavy Truck Drivers
Competition held in Poland.
organized by the Union Internationale
des Chauffeurs Routiers (UICR) – and
focussed on safe driving for trucks and buses.
Gumede claimed an overall third place in his
category, competing against the best drivers from
fourteen countries including Germany, Poland,
Croatia, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Serbia,
Switzerland, Finland, Belgium and Zimbabwe.
To participate or be eligible to win, participants
had to win district, provincial, and national Driver
of the Year Competitions which included both
practical and theoretical road safety driving
challenges to be solved with as few errors as
GNT acting CEO Tom Nkoana said their
participation in the competition was good for
Brand South Africa. “We are delighted and
inspired by the fact that one of our drivers has
won the competition, which is indicative of
GNT’s globally competitive technical expertise,”
said Nkoana. “As management we envisage
intensifying the acquisition of similar skills and
know-how throughout our driver development
programmes – and having more representation
in the 2016 competitions in Finland.”
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China’s Jidong Development and
its partner Wiphold China Africa
Development and Conticem have
agreed to train locals in manufacturing.
The two partners are establishing a R2
billion cement manufacturing plant in
Thabazimbi. They will also understudy the
Chinese systems of the industry within the
many cement plants existing in China and
benchmark the best practices.
Capricorn FM Breakfast Show Host: Mon to
Fri 6am – 9am
In her matric year in 2003, the young South African girl was crowned Public Speaker of the
World in England, beating all other contestants in the entire world. It was a great moment for
the outspoken,assertive and self confident lass who that SAME year was South Africa’s Public
Speaker of the Year. It was no insignificant achievement by any means.
There is no doubt that being a world champion spurred the young lady to greater heights. Today
Keneilwe Palesa Mohapi is a foremost celebrity presenter for CapricornFM and anchor of its
breakfast show. Popularly and affectionately known as Khenzy, which misleadingly gives an impression of a Shangaan girl, Keneilwe is what one would call a crossbreed between a Mosotho
father and a Zulu mother. She was born in Umlazi township in Kwazulu and bred in Gauteng
before taking the country by storm until getting the top job at Capricorn FM, “Limpopo’s hottest
By Chester Makana
Keneilwe Palesa Mohapi was born to Mr and Mrs Mantsi and Nokuthula Mohapi in 1985. She
started her education at Brooklyn Primary School in 1992 in Pretoria and Matriculated at Lyttelton Manor High School in 2003. She then proceeded to the Univeristy of Pretoria to study. It was
while studying law at Tukkies that the radio bug infected her. She abandoned her law studies to
take a job at Yebo Radio as presenter in what she call “an opportunity I wouldn’t let pass me.”
Since then she has been a radio animal and has never looked back.
SA National Roads Agency Limited
(Sanral) will spend at least R3,9 billion
over the next four years to ease traffic
congestion, improve road networks and
rehabilitate the neglected 1 628 km of
road it has inherited from the authorities
in Limpopo.
Before arriving in Polokwane to take her job at Capricorn FM, she had worked at Yebo and OFM
in the Free State. It was in the Free State she really established herself as a radio personality
after rocking the airwaves for four years there. “At OHM I had serious challenges as my job
description compelled me to quickly learn Afrikaans and speak it on air in a short space of time
and be understood by Afrikaans-speaking listeners,” said Khenzy, unwittingly emphasizing her
natural aptitude for languages, a very important prerequisite in radio.
The agency’s northern regional manager
Ismail Essa, revealed their plans last week
in Polokwane after meeting stakeholders.
However, the agency said the costs will
escalate, because they have to cover 1
628 km of pothole-riddled surfaced road
which was transferred from Road Agency
Limpopo (RAL) in July this year to Sanral.
For the future Keneilwe Palesa Mohapi dreams about being a force in the media Industry and
maybe running a media academy. Her message to all women in Women’s Month is that “as a
woman be yourself and stop pleasing other people at your own expense. You are much stronger
than you think. Go for it and live your dreams.”
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known for,” said provincial government
spokesman Phuthi Seloba. “The Mission
has thus far proven to be a huge success
and most of the potential investors will be
expected in Limpopo by December this
The Premier believes that this is a move
in the right direction to ensure that indeed
today is better than yesterday and that
tomorrow looks brighter than today.
Premier Stan Mathabatha signed with
Hoimor and Chec CADF as well, for the
R458 billion metallurgical base projects,
which are earmarked for the Musina
Special Economic Zones in Limpopo. It
is estimated that the project will create
17 000 permanent jobs when running at
capacity. “These projects will go a long
way in enhancing the economic situation
of Limpopo by creating more sustainable
jobs for the people of the province and also
ensure that the province benefits through
the advanced technological expertise
that the People’s Republic of China is
Keneilwe’s journey of self discovery is one of a few in which a young girl followed her passion
by chasing her dreams, crisscrossed South Africa, and ended up in the Great North to claim her
place in the sun in a province with sufficient talent to also claim the position she holds today. Oh
yes, she now commands a huge personal following in the highly popular province’s first black
owned and black managed commercial radio station. At her age, the journey has just begun.
It was while she was speaking Afrikaans in the Free State when Limpopo beckoned. Looking for
a change of scene and new challenge, Khenzy made her bid for the job at Capricorn FM and
made it. She seems quite comfortable in Polokwane and asked how she felt about the city and
the province Khenzy is clear: “ I love the people here and this work has given me the opportunity
to learn more languages and meet more people in a lovely province of diversity. This I really
30 OCT - 6 NOV 2014
Motorists in the province repeatedly
complained about pothole-riddled roads
in the province and poor workmanship on
other roads where millions were wasted,
with some projects rehabilitated less than
five years after completion.
Some of the projects already under
construction include the Boyne-Moria
interchange which features traffic lights to
divide traffic destined for each of the two
ZCC synagogues east of the province’s
capital Polokwane. Other projects include
two new interchanges on the R37 and R81
Roads scheduled to start early next year
near the Ultra City south of Polokwane
at an estimated cost of R700 million. The
agency said that in July next year a R450
million project for a 20-km stretch of road
will be kick-started in Musina to reduce
pressure on the N1 Road that currently
faces a high volume of truck traffic. The
project will include two pedestrian bridges,
two interchanges and three new over-pass
In 2016, the agency said R460 million
will be spent on the construction of a new
20km road to the highway to divert mine
and industrial trucks from pressurising the
road as mine investment increases. “With
mining development, there is a lot of heavy
truck traffic that currently goes through the
town and we need to divert it, especially
the platinum that needs to be transported
to the smelter in Polokwane,” said Essa.
He said the N1 Botlokwa improvement
is underway; however, it is still facing
objections from a smaller group that
demanded money to construct the road.
Asked if e-toll or additional toll-road will be
introduced, Essa said: “No toll gate or e-toll
is planned in Limpopo.” Meanwhile, the
agency is in talks with National Treasury
over the funding of the recently transferred
kilometres. According to Essa, repairs are
needed immediately, but SANRAL will start
by focusing on the “worst” sections, saying
it will take six years to reshape the affected
roads. “We will evaluate the roads and
start by prioritising the worst ones. Many
of these roads have been neglected for a
long time. There is no pointing of fingers,
but the issue is insufficient maintenance
was done on them for whatever reasons.
It will take us three to six years to get the
road right again,” he said. Essa blamed
some of the expenditure on poor town
planning, arguing that poor town planning
was costing the agency a great deal
because of the need to modify the road
network. Botlokwa and Musina, according
to Sanral, are examples of how poor town
planning has forced government to spend.
30 OCT - 6 NOV 2014
Life sentence
for killers
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Poacher 104 arrested in KNP
Kruger National Park rangers arrested a 33-yearold man inside the park on Tuesday afternoon after
the suspected poacher was found in possession
of an impala carcass.
By Chester Makana
Three suspects accused of kidnapping
and murder have been sentenced to life
imprisonment by the Polokwane High
he suspects,
Mati Moloto (37),
Lazarus Mashabela and Jan Kgatla
Mahole (41), were found guilty of
kidnapping Seboko (27) and Morapedi
(31), both citizens from Lesotho from
Mhluzi near Emalahleni, on 20 July 2009.
They took the men to Ga-Mathabatha Village
at Malipsdrift, where they assaulted and
strangled them and then dumped their bodies
in the veld.
Two of the suspects were arrested a few days
after the incident; and the rest, shortly after
that. Three more suspects who were involved
in the kidnapping, but not the murders, were
also arrested.
Police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said:
”On the two counts of murder, the three men
were all sentenced to life imprisonment, while
they were also sentenced to a R6 000 fine
or six years imprisonment on the kidnapping
charges, which will run concurrently with the
life sentence.”
The three other suspects were acquitted on
the charges of murder, but found guilty on
the charges of kidnapping and were also
sentenced to a fine of R6 000 or six years
imprisonment – they are Kabishi Makgopa
(47), Maskolle Moloto (31) and Leonard
Sekgweng (39).
All the suspects are originally from Middelburg,
Ex-cop released on bail
By Glacier Nkhwashu
A case of fraud against a former
intelligence policeman who attempted
to steal over R1 million using fake
documents has been postponed until 4
December for further investigation.
he 40-year-old ex-cop Jack Mathiva
and his 28-year-old partner in crime
Doreen Thamage were each granted
R2000 bail in the Tzaneen Magistrate’s
Court on Monday. The two were arrested a
week ago for attempting to steal more than
R1,2 million in Tzaneen, Limpopo from a
Cape Town businessman’s account.
The Limpopo police have confirmed that the
two were with another unknown man when
they approached a manager of Nedbank
at the Tzaneen Crossing with the aim of
transferring the money into two different
At the time of their arrest, the Limpopo
provincial police spokesman Brigadier
Hangwani Mulaudzi said the woman suspect
was in possession a fake identity document
for the account-holder, claiming that she had
signing powers.
“Without making the suspects aware, the
manager contacted the account-holder
who informed him that it was fraudulent
transaction,” said the Brigadier. “The police
were contacted immediately and the two
suspects were arrested at the scene. The
arrant Officer Sam Matsimbi of Saselamani
Police said: “A suspected poacher was
arrested by game rangers inside the park
on Tuesday afternoon. I can confirm that the suspect
was found in possession of an impala carcass. He is
now behind bars at the Saselamani Police Station in
Limpopo and will appear in court soon.”
The Kruger National Park’s William Mabasa said: “We
are warning these poachers that we will not spare
anyone. Even if they are rhino poachers with highcalibre rifles, we will arrest them, take them to court
and make sure they get heavy sentences.”
In a joint operation on Friday last week, the SAPS and
SANPARKS arrested five suspected poachers in the
Tshokwane Section of the iconic Kruger National Park.
The five were arrested after two vehicles suspected
of being involved with rhino poaching activities in the
KNP were stopped and searched. A .375 hunting rifle,
silencer, and ammunition and other poaching-related
equipment was recovered in the successful operation.
The arrest of the five suspects brings the total of those
arrested inside the KNP in connection with poaching
activities this year to a record 104.
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By Calvin Mathye
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30 OCT - 6 NOV 2014
By Calvin Mathye
Velly Chauke (40) makes beautiful braai stands
from steel. He makes them with passion and
dedication, and every day he makes them in
Makuleke Village in Limpopo, his braai stands
attract more customers.
ccording to Velly, “About ten years ago, I
resigned from my job after five years because
I wanted to be my own boss. My resignation
was fuelled by the fact that I generated a lot of money
for a private company I worked for in Joburg. My job
was dealing in welding and I made gates and doorframes among other things.” Velly, who is taking
care of his wife and three children, added: “I then
started my business in 2004 and it is now growing
every day. I get orders from various villages such as
Maphophe, Salema, Xigalo and Malamulele. I also
sell my products on credit.”
His braai stands cost between R300 and R600 each,
depending on the pattern and size. His prices for
gates and door-frames range from R800 to R9000,
also depending on pattern and size. Asked about
his dream, he concluded: “My wish is to build a big
factory in Limpopo so that I can employ local people.
“I also want to supply markets with my products
Velly Chauke with one of the braai stands he
makes and sells to his customers.
(Photo : Calvin Mathye)
CAP 9X6M 1 7/9/14 12:01 PM Page 1
Continuous misunderstandings and a somewhat
acid relationship between the unions (organized
labour) and the Department of Labour were
finally put to bed during a vigorous educational
session held in Polokwane Royal last week.
he session saw over 90 shop stewards from
the Congress of South African Trade Unions
(Cosatu) and its affiliates in Limpopo being
coached on various pieces of legislation, including
recent amendments and decentralisation of
Compensation Fund (CF) services.
Albert Tshidavhu, Head of the Department in the
province, said, “We fully agree that there is a greater
need for organized labour to be thoroughly coached
on many aspects of our work,” adding that “aspects
such as enforcement procedures, variation processes,
application processes on Unemployment Insurance
Fund (UIF) & Compensation for Occupational Injuries
and Diseases Act (COIDA) as well as migration
policies, form part of a pool of aspects to be relayed
on these two days.”
Tshidavhu said, “This initiative will help us
sort out these ‘not so good’ relations we often
have with one another and also help minimize
misunderstandings because sometimes where there
is misunderstanding, unnecessary fights ensue. We
are of an extreme view that organized labour - ‘shop
stewards in particular’- are more at the coal-face,
as they are better able to interact regularly with the
employers and employees than we are; therefore
empowering them with necessary skills and
knowledge will enable them to influence the level
of compliance at their workstations and also help
the employees to have a thorough understanding
of our processes and procedures.”Adding to the
above, Carol Mthethwa, Occupational Health
and Safety (OHS) Specialist in the department,
said, “Apart from all these, we also want to
educate shop stewards on legal requirements in
terms of our legislation and remind them of their
roles in representing the rights of the employees.
We want to proactively prevent incidents that
may have negative effects on health and safety of
employees due to lack of knowledge or due to the
ignorance of employers, though ignorance of the law is
never an excuse. We also want to emphasize
that their focus should not only be on wages, but
should, to a larger range be on the well-being of the
employees because safety is primary,” Mthethwa
30 OCT - 6 NOV 2014
Page 7
Rise N Shine
President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet has approved
the appointment of Fundisile Mketeni as the
CEO of SANParks on a five-year contract.
he former deputy Director-General
Conservation in the Department of
Environmental Affairs is not new to the
conservation industry.
“We are looking forward to working with
Mketeni as he moves SANParks into the
future. In the face of the ongoing challenges of
rhino poaching, we have faith in Mr Mketeni’s
abilities to address the scourge head-on,” said
Environmental spokesman Albi Modise.
“I welcome the confidence placed in me by the
SANParks Board, the Minister and the country as
a whole,” said Mketeni. “I am looking forward to
serving the country and committed to continuing
with the good work and also to positioning the
organization as a leading agent in conservation
nationally, regionally and globally.”
Mketeni brings with him a wealth of experience
in the development and management of
protected areas, tourism development and
management, conservation of biodiversity and
public sector management. He leads the South
African negotiating teams to the Convention on
the International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) between
2004 and 2012. Mketeni also played a leading
role in the development and implementation
of the country’s Elephant Management Policy.
He is presently the chair of the South African
National Committee of the International
Conservation Union (IUCN), the current
chairperson of the African Group under the
UNCCD and the Bureau Member for Africa of
the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity
and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
DTI calls for local company to lobby India
The Department of Trade and Industry (the
DTI) invites South African companies to
apply to participate in the sixth Investment
and Trade Initiative (ITI) to the Indian cities
of Kolkata and Hyderabad from 23 to 27
February next year.
inister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob
Davies says the ITI is part of the DTI’s
objective to create market penetration
for South African value-added products
and services in India and to promote South
Africa as a trade and investment destination.
“The invitation is open to manufacturers and
exporters in the agro-processing, chemicals,
mining and minerals and capital equipment
aiming to do business in India,” said Davies.
The ITI is also open to companies seeking to
attract foreign direct investment and project
owners seeking joint venture partnerships
in pharmaceuticals, mining beneficiation,
The South African companies applying to
participate in the mission will be screened and
selected in line with the DTI’s Export Marketing
and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA)
The total trade between India and South Africa
was worth R80.9 billion in 2013, with a trade
balance of R22.9 billion in favour of India.
According to the terms and conditions on the
letter from the Department, “The approved
companies will receive a subsistence
allowance, an economy-class return airfares
and excess baggage allowance for display
material and samples.”
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We want to encourage every person to go for TB screening and testing and HIV Counseling and Testing at least once a year at the nearest Clinic.
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8 Rise N Shine
30 OCT- 6 NOV 2014
By Roedolf Walker
Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo
Meyiwa was shot in Vosloorus on Sunday 26 October and tragically declared dead upon his arrival at
even people were reportedly in the house of Senzo Meyiwa’s girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, at around
20:00 when two suspects entered the house
while a third waited outside. Meyiwa was shot protecting
Khumalo from what appears to have been a botched
robbery. He was shot in the upper body, with the suspects firing first at him and then discharging two more
shots randomly in the house. The suspects used a .38
revolver, so no casings were recovered from the scene
All three suspects fled the scene. No arrests have been
made to date, but investigations are ongoing. The police
have offered a reward of up to R250 000 for information
that could lead to the successful arrest of the suspects.
According to Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza, “This is a
sad loss whichever way you look at it – for Senzo’s family, his extended family, Orlando Pirates and the nation.”
Khoza also made the statement on Monday 27 October
that Meyiwa’s number will be permanently retired in honour of the contribution he made to the Pirates team. Noone, he said, will ever wear Meyiwa’s number 1 again.
He is irreplaceable,” said Khoza. Bafana coach
Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba gave an emotional tribute to Meyiwa, lauding his contribution to the national
team. He said that Meyiwa would be missed not only
for his goal-saving ability, but also for his contribution
to a positive team. “Senzo was a kind person. He was
a leader and peace-maker in the camp,” said Shakes
Not many people may know this, but goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa began his
football career as a striker for London Cosmos in his hometown of Umlazi in
hortly after his conversion to goalkeeper, Meyiwa went to represent his province
in the Transnet u/14 and Coca-Cola u/17 Inter-Provincial tournaments in 2000
as a 13-year-old. It was through one of these competitions that the young
Meyiwa was identified by scouts who referred him to try out with the Orlando Pirates
Development Academy. He was discovered by Pirates Head of Development Augusto
Palacious, and trained for years in the development team before he joined the first
team. Augusto described Meyiwa as humble and a commander in the field who always
had a “never-say-die” attitude. After impressing at development level and earning the
tag of best keeper of the Academy, Meyiwa earned his big break to play for the first
team in the 2005/06 season, following a meeting between the late Brand Manager
Zodwa Khoza and his father Sam. Khoza promised to look after the young Meyiwa
and help him to adjust to life as a professional player. Meyiwa travelled with the team
for the whole of the 2005/06 season, but it was only in 2007 that he made his official
mark on the club. In that season Meyiwa cemented his place as Pirates’ first choice
keeper, making a total of 24 league appearances for the club, far exceeding his record
of one appearance in the previous campaign. Following a successful 2007/08 season,
the former South African u/23 international faced stern competition with the arrival
of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs in the Bucs stable. Senzo played
number two to Josephs for a couple more seasons until his big break in 2012, when
Josephs was benched in a league game due to injury and Rodger De Sa handed
Meyiwa a starting berth against Mamelodi Sundowns, an opportunity which Meyiwa
took, never looking back.
The 27-year-old was instrumental in Orlando Pirates’ campaign in the 2013 CAF
Champions League. When it came to defining moments, Meyiwa was, literally, always
on hand to make that all-important save. His heroics at Lubumbashi will be remembered
for years to come. This is where he saved not one, but two penalties, to secure the
Buccaneers’ path to the group stages of the Champions League against the much
fancied TP Mazembe. In that same season, with Senzo in the goals, Pirates went on
to reach the final of the CAF Champions League, the final of the MTN8 Cup, the final
of the Telkom Knockout Cup, as well as the final of the Nedbank Cup - playing a club
record of 51 matches. For Pirates, he was a regular starter this season, playing in all 15
league and cup matches of the 2013/14 season; and for Bafana Bafana, he had played
in all the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers – against Sudan, Nigeria and Congo,
keeping a clean sheet in all four matches. In his final match as a Buccaneer, the night
before his senseless killing, Senzo led his team-mates to an emphatic 4-1 victory over
Ajax Cape Town in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup. At the time of his
untimely death, Senzo Meyiwa was captain of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates.
Photo: Courtesy of Orlando Pirates
By Orlando Pirates, additional reporting by RNS Sports reporter.