N e w s i n P H A L A B O R WA - G R AV E L O T T E - M I C A - H O E D S P R U I T- n u u s Volume 20 No 12 31 MARCH 2006
in British court for assault Another youth of Phalaborwa is in trouble with the law, after a
drink-fuelled attack on a man took place leaving the victim with
a permanent disability.
According to a daily newspaper in England, The Kent & Sussex
Courier, Nolan du Toit (20) now living in Worchester in England
previously from Phalaborwa has been found guilty of causing
grievious bodily harm to his victim, Mark Culmer, a plea of not
guilty to a charge that the offence was racially aggravated was
accepted by the prosecution.
The attack took place on 18 March last year when Mark and a
friend went out to a local club for a drink. He was picked on by
Nolan and CCTV footage shows how the victim got shoved to the
ground and repeatedly kicked.
Residing Judge Phillip Statman, who had also been shown the
footage commented in sentencing that is was clear to him that the
attack was "fuelled by drink" and that Du Toit had lost control. He
also noted that the attack on Culmer was unprovoked. Culmer
was hospitalised for two weeks and had to undergo several
operations to have a metal plate placed in his hip. He was on
crutches for approximately six months and now has a permanent
limp. Before sentencing Judge Statman addressed Du Toit,"You
have shown remorse and have not been before the courts before.
You have a good work record and excellent testimonials. You are
clearly from a good home."
Du Toit was sentenced to eight months youth custody and have
to pay £500 compensation to Culmer. Du Toit counsel, Fiona
Moore-Graham, said Du Toit, a rugby player, had never been in
trouble before and was always a peacemaker.
Nolan Du Toit grew up and matriculated in 2003 at a high school
in Phalaborwa where his parents are still residing. The Palabora
Hoedspruit Herald made an attempted to contact his parents for
comment, but unfortunately they could not be reached by the
time of going to press. Photo on page 5.
Gerty Cormicheland and Kagiso Hlobolo from the Kruger National Park’s Hospitality Services seen here
during the re-opening of the Elephant Hall at Letaba Camp last week. Inset: Mr Ben van Eeden, Regional
Manager for the Northern part of the KNP.
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 2
Tersia Engelbrecht, Elza van der Merwe, Marietjie Maré, Liefie Fourie en Stephanie
Bendeman besig met hul Scrapbooking tydens een van Linette van der Merwe se
Scrapbook to your heart’s content
If you want to preserve you family's get stock and Scrapbooking material was
history and precious memories in a beau- scarce, so I decided to open a store of my
tiful album, Linette van der Merwe has own," Linette commented when the ques-
the answer for you. tion came up of why she opened the store
She has a fully equipped Scrapbooking in the first place.
shop where you can buy anything and 'Iets Niets' in association with a Jo-
everything available on the market you hannesburg based company called Pa-
need to start Scrapbooking. percraze, are having a 'scrapping week-
Linette caters for amateurs as well as end'. Starting on Friday, 16 June 2006,
professionals. Classes are hosted Tuesdays two classes will be hosted from 09:00 to
and Wednesdays twice daily and on 16:00 and again on Saturday, 17 June
Thursday mornings. 2006 from 9:00 to 12:00. It will take place
She has been scrapping for the past 4 at Laerskool Phalaborwa-Noord (Red
years. "I was frustrated because I couldn't school). R500 gives you entrance to the
whole weekend of scrapping and includes
all your materials needed to complete the
presented classes. Beverages and snacks
will also be supplied. If you are interested,
you need to book you place in advance,
because only 40 tickets are available.
Making Memory's, AMM, KI Memory
and Basil Basics are some of the brands
that can be found in 'Iets Niets'. Shoppers
that want to visit Linette at her shop
situated in 5 Reier Street need to do so on
appointment only. For bookings, appoint-
ments and further enquiries Linette can be
contacted on (015) 781 1290.
Questions are on page 4.
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 3
Ongelukkige einde aan
soektog vir vermiste vrou
"Dit is regtig hel om deur so iets te gaan. Ek kry my haar klere is net so gevind.
ouers so jammer,' het Joe Jordaan, broer van die Volgens Kaptein Prince Ngobeni, bevelvoerder van
vermoorde Hanlie Roodt (30) gesê. die Hoedspruit SAPD, is die hulp van die Tzaneen
Hanlie Roodt (30) van Hoedspruit is op Donderdag, honde-eenheid ingeroep, maar het dit geen leidrade
9 Maart laas lewend gesien toe haar vriend Danie opgelewer nie.
Wiese (39) van sowat 'n jaar haar by haar ouershuis Volgens Supt Moatshe Ngoepe, polisiewoordvoerder
kom oplaai het. Roodt se pa, Mnr Chris in die Mopanistreek is Roodt se erg ont-
Jordaan het gehoor hoe sy dogter die aand binde liggaam Maandag, 20 Maart sowat
van die 9de Maart met 'n bakkie opgelaai 500m van die Hoedspruit/Klaserie pad af
word. Hy het ook glo gehoor hoe die op die Welverdient-plaas gevind. Die verd-
bakkie probleme gee, maar daarna wel wyning en moord het skokgolwe deur die
weggery het. klein gemeentskap gestuur.Volgens haar
Die volgende oggend omstreeks 05:00 het broer, Joe Jordaan is die liggaam reeds Bo is die toneel wat
Wiese glo na Roodt by haar ouerhuis gaan uitgeken as die van sy suster Hanlie hom afgespeel het
soek. Hy het beweer dat die bakkie vasgesit Roodt. verlede week Sa-
het en dat Roodt uitgeklim het en hy haar Roodt se vriend, Danie Wiese, het in- terdag nadat
daarna nooit weer gesien het nie. tussen vlugtig in die landdroshof in Hoed- Dwayne Pappas in
Volgens Roodt se broer, Joe, het sy op spruit verskyn, waar borgtog geweier is en ‘n ongeluk be-
verskeie geleenthede vir dae aaneen by is hy steeds in aanhouding. trokke was met ‘n
vriende gaan kuier en het hulle eers na drie Hanie Roodt Roodt word oorleef deur haar ouers, Chris motorvoertuig.
dae onraad vermoed. en Ina Jordaan, haar broer Joe en 'n ses- Dwayne se fiets
Die hulp van die polisie in Hoedspruit is jarige dogter uit haar huwelik met Sers A. kan duidelik onder
ingeroep en 'n grootskaalse soektog is op W Roodt, wat ses jaar gelede omgekom het die motor gesien
tou gesit vir haar. Verskeie pamflette is in en om in 'n motorongeluk, hy was voorheen verbonde aan word.
Hoedspruit versprei. die Hoedspruit SAPD. 'n Rou diens word beplan vir
Die polisie het die huis deursoek maar haar iden- Vrydag, 31 Maart om 12:00, uit die Hervormde
titeitsdokument, haar beursie met bankkaarte en al Gemeente te Kampersrus.
Seun van gholfspeler
in intensiewe sorg na ongeluk
'n 10- jarige seun van Phalaborwa was gholfspeler, Sean Pappas, was na be-
die middelpunt van aandag Saterdag- wering onderweg na Hans Merensky Golf
middag nadat 'n ongeluk tussen 'n fi- Estate toe 'n voertuig hom getref het. Hy is
etsryer en 'n voertuig in Koperweg afge- etlike meters ver saam met die voertuig
speel het. gesleep.Verdere detail aangaande die on-
Dwayne Pappas, seun van die bekende geluk is vaag. Pappas is afgevoer na die
Vervolg op bl 6
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 4
Late breaking news for stargazers
Aprilda von Geck the areas in their countries, and that the said it was a strong possibility. The pos- the object could crush the person when
people in the areas should be notified to sible floating will occur at the exact time the effect of the gravitational pull wears of
CITIZENS of the Ba-Phalaborwa area avoid mass panic. given above. People who wish to fully at about 09:51.
should take note that at Saturday 09:47 a Other countries in the same degree of experience this event are advised to jump The public is encouraged to be aware of
once-in-a-lifetime astronomical not to be latitude will experience similar effects but into the air at the exact moment when the the time the event will occur to avoid
missed event will occur in most parts of to a lesser degree seeing as Limpopo will planetary alignment occurs and witness being caught unawares.
the Limpopo province. be in line with the planets more so than that they fall to the ground much slower Anyone with a video or digital camera as
According to sources from top govern- other areas on earth. than when normally jumping up. well as any photographers are encouraged
ment the planet Pluto will pass behind People should not be afraid of this spec- For safety precautions, people are ad- to take pictures of objects floating for
Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational tacular event seeing as it will last only a vised to take care and to tie down any publication in next weeks edition and
alignment that would counteract and few minutes, 4 minutes and 43 seconds to dangerously large or sharps objects to maybe even in some of the national pub-
lessen the Earth's own gravity in certain be precise. The effects this will have on avoid anyone getting hurt as well as not lications, so don’t miss it!
places on the planet. people is expected to be a sudden less- driving at the time of the event seeing as With the panic caused in Mozambique by
NASA, recently informed the South ening of the gravitational pull on their cars won’t stick to the road as they usually the recent earthquake’s, there is no telling
African government, along with the Zim- bodies. do. what will happen when the alignment of
babwean and Mozambiquen govern- Some people may even float but this is People are also advised not to pick up any the planets occurs, this is why everyone is
ments that this event which takes place still an uncertainty and as of yet NASA heavy objects while the planets are encouraged to take note of this very im-
every 150 000 years would affect some of could not confirm this event occuring but aligned and gravity is lessened seeing as portant message.
Deon Boshoff is looking for his ex-wife,
Spertye vir Paasuitgawe / deadlines for our Easter issue
Kathleen Charlotte Boshoff (Kathy) who
was born on 8 July 1965. Lesers en adverteerders moet lieke vakansiedae. Readers and advertisers All editorial copy must reach
She worked at SappiCraft and has four daarop let dat die spertyd vir Alle redaksionele kopie moet should please take note of the our offices by Wednesday, 12
children namedKim, Anthony, Steward Palabora Hoedspruit Herald voor of op Woensdag, 12 April deadline for the Palabora April 2006 at 12:00.
and Gregory. se uitgawe van 21 April 2006, 2006 om 12:00 ingehandig Hoedspruit Herald edition on
Deon can be reached on 076 411 5252 or vervroeg is, vanweë die pub- word. 21 April 2006.
Heinke van den Berg at (011) 660-100.
COMPET IT ION Briefskrywers let asseblief:
Briewe met vervolgbare of persoonlike strekking of wat ‘n party onbehoorlik
bevoordeel of benadeel, nie vir publikasie oorweeg sal word nie. Voorkeur word
QUEST IONS verleen aan beknopte, duidelike standpunte van breë algemene belang. Die oordeel
van die Redakteur alleenlik geld om materiaal goed- of af te keur, of om te redigeer
of te verkort.
Q16 - Who owns 'Iets Niets' Scrap- Briewe kan gefaks word na (015) 781-5752 of per e-pos na email@example.com.
Q17 - When will the Scrapbooking week-
end take place?
Q18 - Where is 'Iets Niets' situated?
Q19 - What is the name of the Pha-
LETTERS / BRIEWE / LETTERS
Q20 - Phalaborwa is better known as the
town of two ……….?
Remember to include all your contact Thanks for killing our wildlife
Also, these are the last questions in our Anonymous from Phalaborwa writes: but the traffic department should do them-
current competition. The winners will be "This letter is directed to the person who selves a favour and erect a permanent
notified by our office. blatantly ‘murdered’ a loving wild animal camera between the Stop-signs of Es-
A big thank you to the sponsors, Loerie in Essenhout Street two weeks ago. The senhout Street and Selati Road.
Corporate Guest House, Salon Parfait guinea fowls that roam part of Essenhout Their whole yearly ’ticketing budget’
Clou and Iets Niets. Street used to come freely into our yard (no offense to the department) will be
and was basically part of our family until made in one week!
the speed hooligans started their racing up It is just not also the taxis that have a total
and down the street. Even at three o’clock disregard for the speed in the street, but
in the morning it sounds like Kyalami at its normal cars and motorbikes as well.
best. Thank you to the person who picked up
We have small children and though they the animal in the street and discarded it
are playing in our yard, a ball or something before our kids could see it.
(God forbid) might end up in the street. I believe we are not the only ones living in
I know the speed humps and the Stop- Essenhout Street that has the same prob-
signs are supposed to help with the traffic, lem."
Theresa (Terry) Gill who died on 28 March 2003.
You are sadly missed by husband Ian, son and daughter Mark &
Gail. Daughter in law Annette, sister Sharon and grandchildren
Candice, Tiffany, Alec, Chanel and Cherise.
Your going away has left us lonely and sad. We keep you in our
hearts and remember you each day.
The late Terry Gill.
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 5
Local guest house in
AA Travel Guides finals
In addition to publishing information announced. Tzaneen Country Lodge sit-
about accommodation establishments, uated outside Tzaneen was chosen as a
AA Travel Guides is vitally interested in finalist in the Country Commercial Hotel
what kind of stay you experience at any category. Forever Resort Aventura Swadini
establishment in South Africa which they in Hoedspruit was chosen in the category
list. Resort with varied Accommodation.
Establishments with good results have the On the home front Loerie Lodge Cor-
opportunity of being chosen as qualifying porate Guest House in Phalaborwa was
establishments in our AA Travel Guides chosen as a finalist in the category Guest
Accommodation Awards programme. The House Dinner by Arrangement - Large.
AA Travel Guides Accommodation The final awards evening will take place in
Awards Programme runs annually from Durban during Indaba in May 2006 were
June to May. The 2006 programme is all the category winners will be an-
currently under way. Finalist was recently nounced. Seen above is Mark Culmer with his
brothers Daniel and James. Mark was
assaulted by Nolan du Toit in Britain in
March last year.
Nasionale makelaar Enter now for
Write a poem about breathing, air or any
Dit is nou reeds ses maande sedert NIC Die personeel is vriendelik en besit die asthma related theme, and win great
Makelaars die korttermynkliënte van Fer- nodige vaardighede om u van profes- prizes.
die de Vos in Phalaborwa oorgeneem het, sionele diens en advise te voorsien. Kids up to age 11 can win a Sony Playsta-
en tot dusver verloop sake goed. "Ons het in die kort tydjie wat ons in tion 2 valued at R1800. Learners aged 12
Charmaine van Zyl en Rouan Nel wil Phalaborwa is, reeds bande gesmee met and above could win an Apple 30 GB iPod
graag al hul huidige kliënte bedank vir hul die plaaslike hoërskool en sien uit daarna with video valued at over R2500.
lojale ondersteuning gedurende hierdie om betrokke te raak in die gemeenskap.", The school with the best contribution will
tydperk. 'n Premieverlaging, as blyk van aldus Charmaine. win a canon MP780 multipurpose printer/
hul waardering, was reeds in Januarie NIC Makelaars is verskaffers van Santam, photocopier/ scanner/ fax machine and
geimplimenteer, en het hulle ook onlangs AIG, Mutual & Federal, Auto & General, accessories valued at over R3500.
aangekondig dat daar geen algemene pre- Regent, Schools for Africa, CEU en Include your name, age, school, tele-
mieverhoging in 2006 sal wees nie. Firedart, HIU, BnB Sure & Garagesure. phone number, and home address and
NIC Makelaars is in 1993 gestig en deel Hulle kan jou ook bystaan met installasie also state whether or not you have asth-
direk met versekeraars. As gevolg van die van opsporingsstelsels, kontant terugop- ma.
volume besigheid wat die gevestigde sie, afkoop van bybetaling, padbystand- Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or
makelaar plaas, is mededingede tariewe diens en motorbystand. post to WAD co-ordinator c/o Paediatric
maklik bekombaar. Die makelaar maak Vir 'n gratis kwotasie, besoek gerus hul secretary, Red Cross Children's Hospital,
gebruik van die nuutste tegnologie ten kantore in Tambotiepark no 6 geleë in Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch 7700 before
einde die hoë standaarde van diens te Tambotie straat. As alternatief kan hul Friday, 29 April.
handhaaf. kantore geskakel word by 0861 337 343. Winners will be announced by the end of
Take care with Asthma
Asthma is a chronic lung around the airways tighten The causes of asthma are
disease characterised by and mucus clogs the tiny not well understood and
recurrent breathing prob- airways in the lungs mak- the rapid increase around
lems and symptoms such ing breathing difficult. the world is one of the
as breathlessness, wheez- Asthma symptoms vary biggest mysteries in mod-
ing, chest tightness, and from day to day and over ern medicine. A careful
coughing. months. They are often medical history and phys-
During normal breathing, worse at night and in the ical examination are the
air flows freely into and out early hours of the morning. cornerstones of the diag-
of the lungs. But when The severity of asthma also nosis of asthma.
asthma is not under con- varies from individual to Asthma cannot be cured
trol, the airways of the individual. An estimated but it can be effectively
lungs are thick, swollen 300 million people world- treated.
and inflamed. The airways wide now have asthma ac- Control of asthma can be
become sensitive to envi- cording to the Global Bur- achieved in almost all pa-
ronmental changes, and as den of Asthma Report, a tients, with no side effects
an asthma attack can hap- compilation of published from medications, through
pen easily. During an asth- data on the prevalence and the implementation of an
ma attack, the lining of the impact of asthma around effective asthma manage-
airways swells, muscles the world. ment program.
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 6
claims three people
Three people were stabbed to death in Namakgale over the past weekend.
Police Spokesperson in Mopani Captain Maano Sadike confirmed that Dennis
Malema, Philimon Mathebula and Nico Malepe were all stabbed. In the first incident
Mathebula allegedly stabbed Malema during a heated argument. Mathebula then ran
away from friend of Malema but they caught up with him and also stabbed him to death.
Both victims were submitted to Maphutha Malatji Hospital but were confirmed dead on
In another incident, Nico Malepe died of his stab wounds shortly after being admitted
to Maphuta Malatji Hospital. Information regarding his death are still sketchy and police
are still investigating.
No one has been arrested for any of the crimes at time of going to press.
Skryf nou in vir poësiekompetisie
Skryf in vir die Poësiekompetisie en wen mag per persoon ingeskryf word.
groot pryse! Die tema moet 'n gelowige strekking hê
A youth information seminar on Mass Economic opportunies was held at the Die Christelike Poësie Assosiasie nooi en moet u oorspronklike werk wees. Enige
Namakgale Town Hall last week. Some of the participants included Mr Matimba alle belangstellendes, beginners sowel as styl is aanvaarbaar.
Mtsetwene (Allocating Agent of Umsonomva Youth Fund), Ms Mmaphuti Mathatho ervare digters, van enige ouderdom om in Die lengte van die gedig mag nie 25 reëls
(Senior Communication Offer GCIS), Mrs Nkagisang Maubane (Industrial advisor fro te skryf. oorskry nie. Stuur dit aan Posbus 286,
LIMAC), Mr Modingoana Nchabeleng (Phalaborwa Office Manager of LIBSA) and Mr Geen inskrywingsfooi word gevra nie en Umkomaas, 4170 of faks dit na (039) 973
Maxwell Mathebula (LED Business advisor). The seminar was organised by GCIS: die prysgeld beloop alte saam R6000. 2396 of per e-pos na christianpoetry@fu-
Mopani District. Die sluitings datum is 30 April 2006. turenet.co.za saam met jou naam en
Slegs een gedig in Afrikaans en/of Engels posadres.
SAPS Phalaborwa statistics
The following arrests were made from traffic violations.
Monday 20 March - 27 March 2006. A Play Station to the value of R1000 were
The police in Phalaborwa managed to recovered this week by the SAPS Pha-
arrest 1 person for theft general, 2 robbery laborwa.
common, 2 shoplifting, 1 crimen injuria, 1 Should you have information that will
possession of counterfeit money, 2 assault help the SAPS in solving a crime, please do
GBH, 1 assault common, 3 drunkenness, not hesitate to contact them at (015) 780-
1 trespassing and 30 arrests were made for 3314.
Mirissa Mulder and Chantelle van Zyl from M-iris Art and Framing.
New addition to business
"Where everything is made a master- tures at heart to purchase the loose prod-
piece" is the slogan of M-iris Art & Fram- ucts and create a master piece of your
That is true to what they are producing at Together Mirissa and her partner
M-iris Art and Framing. Mirissa Mulder, Chantelle van Zyl will soon be offering
owner of M-iris Art and Framing wel- classes on 'How to….' for the less in-
comes a new addition to her business, in formed and creatively challenged of us.
the form of a new bead section. They are situated next to Julian Thom. For
This will enable everyone to either buy a all you bead needs, don't wait go and see
finished product or for the more adven- them now.
in ongeluk betrokke
Vervolg vanaf bl 3
Medi-Clinic in Polokwane, waar hy in die
intensiewe sorg opgeneem is.
Die Palabora Hoedspruit Herald het met
Dr J Viljoen geskakel, die behandelende
geneesheer, en volgens hom is Dwayne
toestand stabiel, daar is egter bloeding op
die brein maar hulle is positief dat dit
vanself sal opklaar.
Volgens Inspekteur Chris Nel, woord-
voerder vir die Phalaborwa SAPD is 'n
saak geopen vir roekelose/nalatige bestu-
Die saak word nog ondersoek en nie-
mand is tot dusver aangekla of gearresteer
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or give your kitchen that needed facelift.
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Wilson's Carpentry can offer you good
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when you purchase a kitchen from them.
They are also an agent for Absolutely Pure
Water water purifiers and do installations
for them as well. Mr Kobus Tait, Managing Director Forever Resorts South Africa, delivers his key note
Although they are from Phalaborwa they address at the opening of the Phalaborwa Safari Park.
also do work in Tzaneen, Hoedspruit,
Gravelotte and Lydenburg.
For further information contact Jacko at
Wilson's Carpentry for a free quote on
Forever Resorts holds official
opening of Phalaborwa Safari Park
"I am very proud of what we have laborwa Safari Park. Key note address
achieved here," Mr Kobus Tait, Managing were given by Mr Tait and were followed
Director Forever Resort South Africa by a inspirational speech by Mr Moeketsi
said, at the opening of the newest edition Mosola, CEO SA Toursim. Guest were
to the Forever Group, the Phalaborwa treated to a traditional African Bush Braai
Safari Park. complete with Mopani worms. The Pha-
The official opening of the Forever Re- laborwa Safari Park is a four-star graded
Contact us at sorts Phalaborwa Safari Park was recently
held at their premises bordering the Kruger
establishment and boast an investment of
R16 000 000 towards the town of Pha-
National Park. Invited guests were wel- laborwa. It is being described as 'Your
(015) 781-5484 comed by Serman Motlhabae, General
Manager Forever Resorts Impala Inn/ Pha-
portal to luxury on the Bush to Beach
Mr Moeketsi Mosola, Chief Executive Officer of SA Tourism
seen here during the opening of the Phalaborwa Safari Park.
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 9
Do you have an
Call us today
at (015) 781 5484
Above are all the new players from the 1st soccer team at Fauna
Seen here are Fauna Park’s under 13 netball team for the
Learners who re-
ceive 50 merits
during a certain
period are given
the priviledge of
going to school for
a day dressed in ca-
sual clothes. This
month some of the
to do a ‘turn
some of the learn-
ers wore casual
clothes, these ed-
Stephanie Barnard van Phalaborwa het ucators wore the
op Saterdag, 18 Maart 2006, ewige trou school uniform.
gesweer ann haar eggenoot Donnavan They are M Eras-
Vorster van Polokwane. Die seremonie en mus, R Coetzee, A
onthaal het in Pretoria plaasgevind en die Makgolane, Mrs
Vorster egpaar gaan hulle in Polokwane Swanepoel and
vestig. Miss Motadi.
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 10
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ciousness for five passengers and a an Advanced Frontlighting System - An innovative new rear-mount- smooth transition. transfer 100% traction power
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ment... just the start of many fea- to the bend of the road, providing parking, improving accuracy and variable steering assistance three start to slip.
tures to make any journey worth maximum illumination around visibility when reversing, and is - Continuous Damping Control There are lots more features
the while. corners. (standard on the V10, op- displayed via the Satellite Nav- (CDC) air suspension (standard in the Touareg range.
- 11-speaker CD sound system. tional on other models). igation display screen. on the V10, optional on other Visit your local dealer to find
- The 2-zone climatronic climate - A rain sensor (standard on the V8 (optional on all models). models) automatically adjusts out more.
control air-conditioning system and V10, optional on R5 models) ride height according to speed
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 11
Rugby en netbal
uit die boonste rakke
Laerskool Phalaborwa het Mtombeni (Voorspeler) o/10,
weereens verlede naweek ‘n David Fletcher (Agterspeler)
suksesvolle rugby- en net- o/11, Conrad Ackermann
baldag aangebied. (Voorspeler) 2de span en
Puik rugby en netbal is Donovan Goosen (Agterspel-
gespeel en daar was10 skole er) vir die 1ste span.
betrokke en 40 rugby- Met die netbal het dit ook baie
wedstryde en 75 netbal- goed gegaan en meeste van
wedstryde is gespeel. die wedstryde is gewen.
Uit die moontlike getal van 11 Die skole wat betrokke was,
rugbywedstryde het Groen- was Laerskool Phalaborwa,
skool 10 gewen en een verloor Laerskool Duiwelskloof, Laer- Die Groenskool se 1ste rugbyspan het tydens die Die Groenskool se 0/13 A Netbalspan ontvang
en uit die 10 trofeë vir spelers skool Phalaborwa-Noord, Dr sportdag verlede Saterdag Dr. Annecke 27-0 gewen medaljes vir die hoogste doeltelling van die dag by
van die dag het die Groen- Annecke van Letsitele, Laer- en Drakensig 43-0 gewen. Voor van links is: Louis die 0/13’s. Wen 14-2 Teen Tzaneen. Wen 14-9 teen
skool 6 ingepalm. skool Tzaneen, Schiettocht Grobler, PC Engelbrecht (Kaptein), Leon de Wet, Dr. Annecke en 16-5 teen Schiettocht. Voor van Links
Die spelers van die dag was Laerskool, Laerskool Draken- Flippie van der Berg en Grant Pinto. Middel van links is: Natasha Scheepers, Wilrien Annandale (Kaptein)
Kevin Reynecke (Voorspeler) sig van Hoedspruit, Laerskool is Kyle Breytenbach, Drikus Marais, Zander Liv- en Marigen Botha. Agter van links: Chantel v Barken-
en Tiaan Balt (Agterspeler) van Nelspruit, Pietersburg-Noord ersage, Pieter van Niekerk, Donovan Goosen (Speler huisen, Amoré du Plessis, Karina Venter en Belinda
die o/9 span, Cyprian en Pietersburg-Suid. van die dag - Agterspeler), Ryan van Aswegen en Raphunga.
Wickus Grobler. Links Agter is Jannie Stander en
Die Rooiskool se o/11, o/12 en o/13
netbalspanne gaan op ‘n netbaltoer
Jubaweni toe die vanaf 29 Maart tot 1
Hul afrigters is Charlene Smit, Jackie le
Roux, Isabel Oppereman en Elmaré
Jubaweni is in die hartjie van die bosveld
Die o/12 en o/13 dogters van die Rooiskool is van links voor geleë in die Limpopo provinsie ongeveer
Die 2de rugbyspan van die Groenskool, het ook puik gespeel. Tsakani Mkhabela, Loréne Streicher, Renaldi Meintjies, 140 km vanaf Pretoria en 30 km oos van
Hulle is 1ste ry van links is Zak Breytenbach, Conrad Ack- Natascha Venter en René van der Merwe. In die middel van links die Kranskoptolhek by Nylstroom.
ermann (Speler van die dag - Voorspeler), Bennie Coetzee en staan Danél Buitendag, Sherise Louw, Anine Uys, Nina Light- Die naaste dorpe is Bela Bela (Warmbad)
Penok Lamprecht. 2de ry links is Jacques Roeloffze, Richard foot, Zelke Süllwald, Mariska Korff en Corné Ströh. Agter van 75km en Modimole (Nylstroom) 55km.
Brand, Barry de Beer, Ryno Claasen, Xavier Nagel en Herman links staan Juffrou Jackie le Roux, Antoinette Kroukamp, Juffrou
Erasmus. 3de ry is Bertie Pretorius, Wickus Grobler, Dawid du Charlene Smit en Juffrou Elmaré Kükkük.
Plessis en Jaun Buitenbach. Agter van links: Anthony Liddle en
Werner Els. Hulle het teen Duiwelskloof 22-0 gewen en Dr.
Annecke 29-0 gewen.
Bo is van voor links Suné Scheepers,
Chenique Steyn, Clarisa Coetzee en Ali-
cia Strauss. Links agter staan Anja Pienaar
en Odelia Mills, Rachelle Strydom was
ongelukkig afwesig met die neem van die
Die Groenskool wil graag vir Jesse du Toit foto. Die klompie o/11 netbalspelers van
baie geluk sê met sy puik atletiek die Rooiskool gaan op toer hierdie
prestasies tydens die SA atletiek kam- naweek.
pioenskappe in Durban. Jesse het ‘n brons
medalje verower met sy verspring en hy
was 6de met die 70m hekkies.
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 12
Credit: What to do
when thing go wrong
Paying cash for everything is one way of company where you have an account or a
never being in debt, but not everyone can loan, and make sure that they have your
do that and it also means you have to wait correct address. There are many things
a long time before you can save up that can go wrong causing you to miss a
enough to buy something you and your payment - one of your kids could get sick,
family needs. it could be just one payment you have to
Also, the price of that car, fridge, or miss, or more. Whatever it is don't ignore
furniture you are saving for can go up very it. It will not go away and the shop or bank
quickly and will take a long time to will want their money. The best thing to do
accumulate the amount needed. So credit is to go and talk to them and tell them
is another option that lets you get it honestly what the problem is. Try and have
immediately, at today's price and in a way a plan to fix the problem and catch up with
you can afford. But often, people take on the payments.
too much credit or they get sick or lose You have some choices. You can ask them
The Lions Organisation of Phalaborwa and Tzaneen recently had a bush indaba at a their jobs and fall behind with their pay- to take back the item you bought - this may
Game Lodge situated outside Hoedspruit. The Lions Club wishes to congratulate ments. not be possible if it is clothing, or the car is
Tienie and Rentia Ellis from Phalaborwa on their induction. The monthly payments sounded small now in bad shape. You can always ask to
and affordable when you were in the make an arrangement to make smaller
shop. But did you add up all your monthly payments over a longer period of time. It is
costs? The rent, electricity, food, tele- always advisable to get confirmation of
Do not give pets away
"We are urging people not to give their that had been given away by its owners.",
phone, etc? Be sensible and responsible
about managing your payments. One of
the best ways to make regular payments is
to arrange for a debit order on your bank
account. This way the payments you have
any new arrangements in writing. But
remember, most of the companies that you
owe money to will report it on your credit
record - so it may affect your future credit
rating. You are allowed to put a short
pets away. They should rather come to Kutch said. to make are made by the bank, auto- statement on your credit report explaining
the local SPCA to hand over their un- The dogs were mainly Rottweilers, Boer- matically from your bank account, on the the debt - for example: "I missed three
wanted pets," said Christine Kutch, Na- boels and German Shepherds that were same day every month. payments on the sofa because I was sick
tional NSPCA spokesperson. not suited to work as security dogs be- If you do not receive regular statements, it for three months last year and could not
This comes after several "dog broking" cause they had all been pets before they is up to you to go to the shop, bank or work."
cases were reported to the NSPCA where had been given away.
hundreds of 'free to good homes' dogs "Our source in Malawi tells us that many
were being transported to Malawi to work of the dogs are quite timed, had lost weight
as security dogs. and were not coping well in the climate",
People place these advertisements in Kutch reported.
newspapers for their unwanted dogs are The National Society for the Prevention of
being urged to be wary of unscrupulous Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) is appealing
dog brokers. to people not to give their unwanted pets
"Every single dog traced by the NSPCA in to strangers and to rather work with their
this dog broking case so far was once a pet local SPCA.
Drukkersduiwels - Adverteerders, let wel:
Hoewel Palabora & Hoedspruit Herald deurgaans alle sorg uitoefen om ad-
vertensiekopie foutloos aan te bied, kan ons nie verantwoordelik gehou word vir set-
of drukfoute wat wel in advertensies verskyn, en nie die wese of aard daarvan
Just in time for action
Jason Stratham returns in his signature their young son is abducted, Frank must
role as ex-Special Forces operative Frank use his battle tested combat skills to save
Martin aka "The Transporter". the boy.
Now retired from his chosen profession of The movie has an age restriction of PG13
moving dangerous goods with no ques- for intense sequences of violent action,
tions asked, he makes a living driving for a sexual content, partial nudity and brief
wealthy man in Miami, Florida. But when language.
van spertye oor Pase
Lesers en adverteerders moet daarop let
dat die spertyd vir Palabora Hoedspruit
Herald se uitgawe van 21 April 2006,
vervroeg is, vanweë die publieke vakan-
Alle redaksionele kopie moet voor of op
Woensdag, 12 April 2006 om 12:00 in-
Take note of
deadline for Easter
Readers and advertisers should please
take note of the deadline for the Palabora
Hoedspruit Herald edition on 21 April
All editorial copy must reach our offices
by Wednesday, 12 April 2006 at 12:00.
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 13
Elephant Hall re-opens
at Letaba Camp in KNP
"We trust that we have made this facility up the hall so that visitors can enjoy the
even better than it was," said Mr Ben van other exhibits, which include the skulls
Eeden, the regional manager for the and ivory of the six of the original seven of
Northern Business Unit, "and also trust the KNP's legendary Magnificent Seven
that the temporary closure did not in- elephants, as well as displays on how
convenience our guests too much but we elephants evolved as a species and the
hope that they enjoy the new display." struggle that conservationists had to en-
New attractions of The Elephant Hall at dure to protect these huge herbivores
Letaba Main Camp in the Kruger National against poaching. Apart from a new coat
Park (KNP), which reopened on Thursday, of paint and general maintenance, the
23 March, include a full-size elephant Hall also received a series of large murals,
skeleton and the impressive tusks of Man- which were prepared especially for the
dleve. Both these new exhibits add con- hall. Rotary International sponsored fund-
siderable value and are a result of an ing to make the Mandleve tusk display and
upgrade of the facility, which has taken six the Bushveld Region Honorary Rangers
weeks to complete. It has also brightened provided the funding for the full elephant
Another new attraction of the revamped Elephant Hall is an entire elephant
Mammoth prizes up for grabs
Visitors to the Kruger National Park crop of large tuskers. Hall, Kruger National Park, Private Bag
(KNP) now stand to win prizes of ele- At least 42 elephants with large tusks have X402, Skukuza 1350 or to a special email
phantine proportions, including a field been identified and these are being con- address that has been created especially
trip with researchers, if they enter the stantly monitored. It is this process of for the competition - tuskers@san-
Emerging Tusker Project Photographic monitoring and the possibility of iden- parks.org - for judging.
Competition. tifying even more elephants that has lead First prize includes an experience of a
History tells us that the original large to the KNP's Emerging Tuskers Com- lifetime where the winner will accompany
tuskers of the KNP consisted of seven petition. the KNP's elephant researcher in a he-
elephants, which roamed the Park for Visitors to the KNP are therefore urged to licopter to dart and collar one of the
years, each of which with incredibly large keep their cameras, video cameras and KNP's 12 500 elephants (including ac-
tusks. They were all elevated to almost digital cameras ready when they enter the commodation).
mythical status by KNP rangers and vis- Park and, if they are lucky enough to see The second prize is a weekend for four
itors of yesteryear. an elephant with really large tusks, they people at Letaba and the third prize is a
The impressive ivory of six of these leg- should take as many images as possible night's accommodation for five people at
The tusks of Mandleve - the heaviest ever
endary elephants can now be viewed at and enter them into the competition. either Sable Dam or Shipandani sleepover
found in Kruger - are now displayed at the
the recently revamped Elephant Hall at Together with an entrance form, which is hides. All prizes exclude meals and daily
Letaba Main Camp in the KNP. either available at the camp or gate re- conservation fees.
It stands to reason that the genes, which ception or on the SANParks Website The competition will run annually until
created these Magnificent Seven ele- (www.sanparks.org). further notice and all entries should be
phants, are still in the present KNP ele- These photographic or video entries received by December 31 of each year.
phant population and a research project should then be sent to the Emerging That year's winner will be announced by
was registered in 2005 to find the present Tuskers Competition, Letaba Elephant March 1 of the following year.
in hier kookboek
'n Stomende bord Boerekos met skaap-
boud en gebakte aartappels, pam-
poenkoekies, gestoofde boontjies en mal-
vapoeding vir nagereg, is genoed om
menige eter se mond te laat water.
Veral in hierdie gejaagde tyd van kitskos
Die omslag van hierdie week se boek
en vinnige happies word daar gereeld
verlang na 'n bord van Ouma of Ma se
kos. Boerekos uit die pen van Cecile
Kemp, kenner van die Afrikaanse
Die boek het resepte in van groentesop
tot souskluitjies en melkkos. Cecile het die
staatmaker resepte aangepas by heden-
daagse omstandighede deur duur be-
standele en tydsame gaarmaak metodes
tot die minimum te beperk.
Hierdie boek is 'n moet vir elke kombuis
en is beskikbaar by LAPA uitgewers teen
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 14
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 15
while getting fit
Would you like to get fit, de-stress and
Then Phalaborwa Road Runners or
Run/Walk for Life is just the place for you!
Quite apart from enjoying the great out-
doors while pounding the tarmac; there is
a great social side too!
PRRC members tend to be more am-
bitious, aspiring to distances like
Marathons and Comrades whereas R/WFL
members are mostly walkers who prefer
Licensed R/WFL members become as-
sociate members of PRRC but retain a
PRRC would like to invite anyone in-
terested to attend a couple of Time Trials
on Tuesdays at 17:30 to see what it's all
about. You don't have to be a star athlete
- you can walk or run any distance from 3
to 8Km. An influx of youngsters would be
wonderful because most of the members
are getting on a bit.
The first Tuesday of the month is also a
social occasion, which will give potential
members a chance to check out the pub &
wors rolls as well!
So dust off your takkies and get out there.
See you at Kingfisher Private School on
all sponsors for golf
The SAVF Magnus Pre-School would like
to thank the following sponsors for their
contributions towards the Golf Day, your
support is highly appreciated.
Teams that took place on the day:
Sasol Nitro, Gemini Engineering, Pam
Golding, Haarop Fencing, MJM Electrical,
Aida, Advance Lazer Services, MBA Se-
curity, Klevan Mining & Multi Mining,
Coetzee & van der Merwe, André
Bezuidenhout, Round Table, Kruger Park
Spar, Julian Thom, Hardekool Kwekey,
Brake & Clutch, Joandre Plant, Flip Putter,
Fire & General, Northlite & Cranetech,
Emerald Hydraulics, Spar.
Donations were received from the fol-
lowing orginasations: Spar, Ackerman
houtwerke, Mahindra Motors, RealNet,
Voest Alpine Sandvik, Koos Venter, Qual-
ity Computers, Pam Golding, Gemini En-
gineering, Palabora Hoedspruit Herald,
Prizes for the Golf day were sponsored by
the following businesses:
Phalaborwa Juweliers, Afrox, Leon Thom
Apteek, Sefapani Lodge, Heqlen Mica,
Spar, Foto Kine, Outdoor Traders, Maru-
lani Apteek, Master Industrials, Royal
Game Lodge, Jannetjie Bessinger, Olifants
Camp KNP, Pick & Pay, Wimpy, Delight
Sport, Sampie Ras, Middel & Partner, Hans
Merensky Hotel, Zap signs, Hi-Q wheel
alignment, Professional Career Consul-
tants, La Grotto, Auto Spares, LA Crushers,
NG Kerk, Goue Gerf Blomme & Groente,
Boabab Safari's, Boulders Game Farm,
Lawnmowers 4 Limpopo, Hairlovers Hair-
salon, Yurok Spur, Lantana Lodge and
31 MARCH 2006 PAGE 16
Enter now for
The 50km Forever Resorts The Forever Resorts Loskop
Loskop Marathon is taking Marathon offers 24 well
place on Saturday, 22 April stocked water points, three
2006 and is ranked as South physiotherapy points, full
Africa’s third top ultra medical support, a route
marathon. closed to traffic, other than
It is a Comrades Marathon official vehicles; and a spirit
qualifier and takes place in the never to be forgotten. Entries
scenic heartland of close on the 5th of April 2006,
Mpumalanga. The start, in and athletes can enter on-line
Middelburg, takes place in the at www.loskop-
highveld at an altitude of 1540 marathon.co.za or submit an
metres above sea level and entry directly to the Race Ad-
ends in the lowveld at an al- ministration Office, contact:
titude of 930 metres above sea (013) 243-2683.
Bo is lede van die Phalaborwa Korfbalspan besig met ‘n wedstryd. Ongelukkig kon nie
een van die Phalaborwa spanne as oorwinnaar uit die stryd tree nie.
Korfbalspanne kou klippe
Impala Korfbalklub het die afgelope Impala Korfbalklub nooi alle belangstel-
naweek teen die spanne van Parke Ko- lendes uit om eerskomede Saterdag, 1
rfbalklub van Pietersburg kragte gemeet. April, hulle te kom ondersteun wanneer
Die dames span het 'n harde wedstryd hulle teen die spanne van Potgietersrus
gehad en 40 - 37 verloor. Die mans span kragte meet. Wedstryde begin om 16:00
het 94 - 12 verloor.
Legende rugby hierdie naweek
Die geleentheid om met groot Springbok- Die rugbywedstryd begin om 15:00 by
legendes skouer te skuur doen hom op 31 Hoedspruit Lugmagbasis.
Maart en 1 April voor wanneer die Pharos Die Pharos Legends span sal bestaan uit
Rugby Legendes teen 'n Bosveld uitn- bekende oud-springbokke wat teen die
odigingsspan op Hoedspruit speel. uitnodigingsspan van Bosveld sal kragte
Die wedstryd vorm deel van 'n toer wat meet.
ook 'n golfdag die Vrydag en 'n rugby Vir verdere inligting kan David Hendricks
kliniek die Saterdag insluit. Verskeie laer- op 072 297 0575 of (015)799 2677
skole in omliggende area is genooi om die gekontak word.
rugbykliniek bytewoon. Die toer skop Alternatiewelik kan Chris Botes by 082
alreeds Vrydag, 31 Maart, af wanneer daar 538 9451geskakel word.
'n golfdag op Drakensig golfbaan aange-
email@example.com Magnus has
great golf day
The annual Magnus Nursery School Golf
Day took place the past weekend at the
prestigious Hans Merensky Hotel & Golf
The day kicked off at 07:00 on Saturday
morning. The days golf was played on a
Better Ball Stableford format. The team
comprising out of J Botha & F Vorster came
in first with their score of 53, short on their
heels were I Smit & K van der Sandt with a
score of 51 and in third place L Steyn & J
Weideman with a score of 47.
Prizes to the value of R20 000 were
awarded to participants at the award cer-
emony held at the Municipal Lapa later
the same day.
Magnus Nursery School thanks all their
sponsors on page 15.