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									Vrydag 4 Mei 2007                                                                         VOLUME 21 NO. 17                                                                         R1.00 incl.

                                                                                                                              Principal, teacher
                                                                                                                              allegedly kept sex
                                                                                                                              nest in staff room
                                                                                                                              Alex Matlala                                The parents interrupted lessons
                                                                                                                              PARENTS of pupils at Bushbuck-           demanding that the principal
                                                                                                                              ridge high school reacted angrily        should be relieved of his duties
                                                                                                                              last week when they heard al-            and shoved him out of the school-
                                                                                                                              legations that the principal and a       yard.
                                                                                                                              staff teacher had impregnated two           The allegations against the men
                                                                                                                              female pupils with whom they had         came to light last week during a
                                                                                                                              both allegedly had sexual rela-          meeting with the sgb where some
                                                                                                                              tions.                                   pupils handed over a list of al-
                                                                                                                                 It was alleged that the the two       legations against the two men.
                                                                                                                              men kept a sponge bed in the staff          Two female pupils, one just 16
                                                                                                                              room for sex sessions with the           years old were reported pregnant
                                                                                                                              girls. It is alleged that the men paid   after having multiple sexual re-
                                                                                                                              the girls money in return for sex.       lationships with the men.
                                                                                                                                 The names of the principal and           It is alleged that one girl could
                                                                                                                              the teacher cannot be revealed to        not say who was responsible for
                                                                                                                              protect the identity of the pregnant     her pregnancy because she al-
                                                                                                                              pupils.                                  legedly had intercourse with both
                                                                                                                                 On Wednesday last week, dis-          of the men.
                                                                                                                              gruntled pupils and parents of              Spokesman for the education
                                                                                                                              Ludlow village near Bushbuck-            department in Mpumalanga, Nh-
Thikhundini Khasialala Traditional Dance from Chakhuma in Venda shows the crowd during Freedom Day what they are              ridge ran amok within the school         lanhla Ngwena, said teachers and
made of. More Freedom day pictures on page 2                                                                                  grounds accusing the 45-year old         school principals were forbidden
                                                                                                                              school principal and a 35-year old       to have sexual relationships with

Sello upbeat about growth                                                                                                     teacher of keeping a bed in the
                                                                                                                              staff room for sex sessions with
                                                                                                                              school girls.
                                                                                                                                 Armed with grass-cutters and
                                                                                                                              other weapons, the angry crowd
                                                                                                                                                                       pupils. “We weigh these alleg-
                                                                                                                                                                       ations in a serious light and will
                                                                                                                                                                       fight to bring the truth to the light.
                                                                                                                                                                       If found that the allegations are
                                                                                                                                                                       true, both the principal and the
Alex Matlala                               with freedom and democracy.                  In the same period, Limpopo ‘s un-
SINCE 1995, the Limpopo’s annual             “The government has matured to          employment rate of 36,1 percent in       entered the school premises              teacher will face the music," he
economic growth more than doubled          become an effective and efficient ad-     1995 dropped by 5,3 percent in           singing anti- corruption songs and       declared.
from R31 billion to R72 billion in         ministrative machine that is well         2004."                                   baying for blood.
2002, Limpopo Premier, Sello Moloto        poised to sustain the monumental             However, Moloto stressed that
said during a Freedom Day celeb-           changes for the reconstruction and        “Freedom like any other right has its
ration at Sekororo Show ground last        development of our country," he said.     own limitations and comes with re-
Friday.                                      "The Limpopo of our dreams is tak-      sponsibilities. We can only be free if
  This translated into an average          ing shape by the day as we strive to      we obey the country laws and do not
growth rate of 4 percent compared to       make inroads in development which is      infringe upon each other‘s rights. "
the national average between 1995          people centred and people driven. We      Freedom also can not mean anarchy or
and 2002 of 2,8 percent.                   say this because we see our collective    chaos,” he said.
  The provincial economy had now           efforts beginning to bear fruits almost      Moloto said people who abused
recorded its highest economic growth       in all spheres of human endeavour.        women and children including those
between 1995 to date told the more         “Since 1994, government has ensured       who plundered public resources in the
than 5 000 people present at the           that every citizen of this country has    name of entitlement must therefore
function.                                  access to roads, better shelter, clean    know that they are "dishonouring our
  “There is hardly an area in the entire   drinking water, good health care fa-      freedom and democracy."
province which has not benefited from      cilities education and social security.
the sweeping changes which came
       PAGE 2                                                     PALABORA HERALD - Friday 4 May 2007                                                     NEWS

                                                                                           Freedom day in focus

                                                                                           MEC Seaparo Charles Sekoati, MEC Joyce Mashamba and Roads and Transport MEC Justice
                                                                                           Pitso all share a light moment during the celebration

Limpopo Premier Sello Moloto delivering a keynote address during Freedom Day at Sekororo
Show-ground last Friday.

                                                                                           The crowd enjoyed Freedom Day in Limpopo with their leaders.

                                                                                           Mopani District Mayor, Humphrey Matome Mokgobi is seen here with greater Maruleng
                                                                                           municipal mayor, Junior Mafogo and education department MEC Dr Aaron Motsoaledi during
                                                                                           the celebration.
                    NUUS                                                    PALABORA HERALD - Vrydag 4 Mei 2007   PAGE 3

Armless baby saved
Orlando Chauke                                         Her mother has been offered a job at Myn-
THE LIMPOPO First Lady Trust has adopted an         genoegen English Preparatory School, owned
armless baby from Shihosani village between         by Betty Kennedy; the woman with whom
Giyani and Malamulele. The Trust, which is          little Tsakani will be staying. Kennedy who is
run by Premier Sello Moloto's wife Ramo-            well known as the ‘Mother Teresa of Limpopo’
kane Moloto, came to the rescue after four          and she promised that "This little angel will get
months old Shiluva Sibiya was born without          all a normal child will want."
arms. The First Lady Trust has also asked the          In the picture, Ramokane Moloto, [right]
department of Health and Social Develop-            leads the delegation from the First Lady’s Trust
ment to provide the child with artificial arms.     who fetched armless baby Tsakeni from her
Shiluva was given a new name, Tsakani,              home in Shihosani village. Also seen are the
meaning ‘Happiness,’ before she and her             baby’s 22-ear old mother Vutlharhi Mahlale,
mother, 22-year old Vutlharhi Ma- hlale, de-        Tom Boya and Elizabeth Lek- ganyane, the
parted with the premier's wife to Polokwane         wife of the leader of Zion Christian Church
where Tsakani was to be adopted by the First        Barnabas Lekganyane.
Lady’s Trust.

Ramokane Moloto, the wife of Limpopo Premie, Sello Moloto led the delegation out of the
home of an armless baby in Shihosani village.

Science week here
THE South African Environmental Network                Learners and educators will be exposed to
(SAEON) will be co-hosting a National Sci-          various scientific exhibitions and presenta-
ence Week project at the Ba-Phalaborwa              tions by professionals from the scientific com-
Municipality for a third successive year in May     munity, and members of the public are also
2007.                                               welcome. The activities of the week will kick
   National Science Week is an annual ini-          off with a fun run on Saturday May 12 to create
tiative of the Department of Science and            awareness of National Science Week within
Technology, and is intended to increase             the general public. Other activities include
awareness of science, and improve interest in       taking selected groups of learners on tours to
science and technology careers amongst              the local mines (48 learners), Kruger National
school children.                                    Park (160 learners), and the Hoedspruit En-
   This year, in partnership with the Palaborwa     dangered Species Centre (180 learners).
Foundation, SAEON will transport approx-               The project will conclude with a formal
imately 3 000 learners, from fifty local schools,   ceremony on May 19 during which guest
to view exhibits and presentations at the           speakers will present speeches on the im-
Lulekani Community Hall from May 14 to              portance of science and technology in South
18.                                                 Africa to 200 invited guests.
       PAGE 4                                                              PALABORA HERALD - Friday 4 May 2007                                                                    NUUS

Wayne Lotter Chairman of GRAA left and Francois Nel Operation Manager of SAWC sealing the agreement that they signed with a handshake.

New wildlife research centre to be built
The Game Rangers Association of South Africa      together with all other infrastructure on site at      least 25 percent of the places on each course      creation as well as economic development.
(GRAA) and the South African Wildlife College     the SAWC at rates that will be determined by           will be offered to unemployed persons to           Well trained and equipped rangers will be
(SAWC) has signed a formal agreement on           agreement. The SAWC will manage the tented             prepare them to apply for field ranger positions   supplied to protect the integrity as well as the
Saturday.                                         training facility on behalf of the GRAA, and           in formal nature conservation authorities or       wild life area, for tourist to enjoy.
  A new facility equipped with a workshop         utilize the facility when not being used by the        private wildlife game reserves, provided that         The GRAA was founded in 1970 as a non-ra-
sponsored by Damlin Chrysler, Ten Safari tents,   GRAA to the benefit of both parties. SAWC will         sponsorship of such trainees are available.        cial, non-political organization. The GRAA is a
and a Research Centrum has been built. The        also levy a management fee for the upkeep of             Some of the learners who excelled them-          properly constituted association and has been
signed agreement between GRAA and SAWC            the facility. Initially five courses will be offered   selves will be invited to complete module II as    registered as a non-profit organization and has
includes the following: A tented training fa-     annually for 20 learners per course, totaling          part of a later phase of training.                 been granted exemptions from taxes on dona-
cility consisting of ten Safari tents and other   100 participants per year. Of this number at             This will be an important facility for job       tions.
basic equipment. The SAWC will be the
GRAA's preferred training provider making
available course accreditation and assessment
                                                                             Conserve water, avoid shortage
                                                                             Peter Mkhabela                                                    your water meter before and after a two-hour period when
                                                                             THE AVERAGE water volumes in all of Limpopo’s dams                no water is being used.
                                                                             currently stands at only 52 percent overall and this has             If the meter reading does not read exactly the same, there
                                                                             prompted the provincial water affairs department to issue a       is a leak.
                                                                             warning to all consumers to use water as sparingly as                Repair dripping taps by replacing washers. If your tap is
                                                                             possible.                                                         dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can expect
                                                                               Departmental head, Alson Matukan, said the worst hit            to waste 12 000 litres per year.
                                                                             was the Middle Letaba dam which serves areas in Giyani               Check for toilet tank leaks by adding food colouring to the
                                                                             and environs.                                                     tank. If the toilet is leaking, colour will appear within 30
                                                                               The dam, he said, presently stands at forty-five percent,       minutes. (Flush as soon as test is done, since food colouring
                                                                             unlike during the same period last year, when the dam’s           may stain tank). Also, avoid flushing toilets unnecessarily.
                                                                             capacity stood at 75%.                                            Rather dispose of tissue and other such waste in the rubbish
                                                                               Matukane added that while the Ebenezer dam, that                bin rather than the toilet.
                                                                             provided water to Magoebaskloof and Polokwane areas                  Outdoors: Don’t over water your lawn. As a general rule,
                                                                             was at 60%, the Albasini Dam in the Vhembe locality was,          lawns only need watering every five to seven days in the
                                                                             meanwhile, having a mere 45% water content.                       summer and every 10-14 days in the winter. Don’t water
                                                                               He gave some hints on how best water can be conserved           your street, driveway or sidewalk. It is an unnecessary task
                                                                             by consumers. This would, of necessity require both               that helps deplete water resources. People should also strive
                                                                             businesses, farming fraternities, and households to take          to create awareness of the need for water conservation
                                                                             follow.                                                           among their children. Avoid the purchase of recreational
                                                                               Indoors: never put water down the drain when there may          water toys which require a constant stream of water.
                                                                             be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden or          Workplace: Employers too, should ensure the promotion
                                                                             cleaning.                                                         of water conservation in the workplace. Suggestions on
                                                                               Make certain that homes are leak-free as experience has         modes of water conservation should be included in the
                                                                             taught that many homes have hidden water leaks. Read              employee orientation manuals and training programmes!
PAGE 6   PALABORA HERALD - Friday 4 May 2007   HEALTH
                 NUUS                                                  PALABORA HERALD - Vrydag 4 Mei 2007                                                                           PAGE 7

                                                                                                                             Rowers vas na ongeluk
                                                                                                                             Drie kriminele oortreders het         drie kriminele, Raymond Mo-
                                                                                                                             Sondagaand hul laaste rooftog         yane, Moses Lukhale en Justice
                                                                                                                             gehad nadat hulle deur die po-        Manganyi is vanaf Acornhoek,
                                                                                                                             lisie agterna gesit is, en tydens     Malelane     en     Komatipoort
                                                                                                                             die jaagtog 'n gesteelde bakkie       afkomstig. Chris Nel, Polisie
                                                                                                                             anderkant Sandy's omgegooi            woordvoerder sê dat daar 'n
                                                                                                                             het.                                  groot moontlikheid is dat die
                                                                                                                                Die insident het ongeveer drie     drie persone met menigte oor-
                                                                                                                             uur      Sondagoggend        plaas    tredings verbind kan word. Ty-
                                                                                                                             gevind.                               dens die ongeluk van Sondag is
                                                                                                                                Dit is nou al 'n geruime tyd       niemand beseer nie, en al drie
                                                                                                                             dat die polisie met die diefstal      die oortreders sal binne kort in
                                                                                                                             van 4x4 en bakkies sukkel. Die        die hof verskyn.

                                                                                                                            Donate a book for
                                                                                                                            the ‘GreaterGood’
                                                                                                                            The Greater Good South Africa          other sad legacy afflicting the cur-
                                                                                                                            Trust is urging businesses and         rent generations of children and
                                                                                                                            members of the public to donate        youth, and ultimately the devel-
                                                                                                                            money and books through its an-        opment of our nation. We have
                                                                                                                            nual                  country-wide     communities without libraries,
                                                                                                                            Donate-A-Book initiative. As usu-      schools without storybooks and
                                                                                                                            al, this year's campaign kicked        parents without the skills to read
                                                                                                                            off on April 23 to coincide with       to their children. Under these cir-
                                                                                                                            World Book Day, celebrating the        cumstances, it is extremely dif-
                                                                                                                            advantages that lifelong reading       ficult for families to become lit-
                                                                                                                            bestows on individuals, families,      erate."
                                                                                                                            communities and nations as a              Supporting literacy and book
                                                                                                                            whole.                                 distribution     programmes       is
                                                                                                                              Carol Tappenden, Managing            something that every South Afric-
                                                                                                                            Director of the GreaterGood SA         an can do to ensure that we have
                                                                                                                            Trust, says that both illiteracy and   the chance to enjoy the benefits of
                                                                                                                            aliteracy (people who know how         being      a    reading      nation.
                                                                                                                            to read but don't) are significant     Donate-A-Book creates the op-
                                                                                                                            social issues in South Africa, with    portunity to make a real differ-
                                                                                                                            poverty excluding many children        ence through relatively small con-
                                                                                                                            and adults from the enrichment         tributions.
                                                                                                                            that reading brings.                      Donations will be given to
                                                                                                                              "One of the greatest hindrances      Schools, and Special care centres
                                                                                                                            to the development of a culture of     through out Phalaborwa.
Bekende sanger en liedjie skrywer Freddie Nest links, saam Dewald Jacobs, die algemene bestuurder van die Wild Life         reading in South Africa is that           If you want to donate a book,
Estate en winkelsentrum, wat die naweek in Hoedspruit geopen is.                                                            millions of our people do not have     please contact Maggie or Jessica
                                                                                                                            access to books. This is yet an-       at 015 781 5484

Hoedspruit een winkelsentrum ryker
Hoedspruit Wild Life Estate, en 'n      tyd     vir    eiendomsontwikkeling      soon       wat      omtrent    al   die
nuwe winkel sentrum is die naweek       doeleindes beskikbaar gestel is, was     Suid-Afrikaanse        kunstenaars   se
amptelik in Hoedspruit geopen. Al die   daar slegs ses erwe wat nog nie          liedjies skryf. Tussen die kos en die
vennote asook winkel eienaars is ty-    verkoop is nie. Mnr. Wessels, die hoof   musiek was die aand 'n ongelooflike
dens die gesellige geleentheid op       aandeel houer het in sy verwelko-        sukses, en almal het dit baie geniet.
smaaklike disse en uitstekende mu-      mingstoespraak genoem dat hy trots is    Hoedspruit se burgemeester N.J Ma-
siek in feestelike atmosfeer onthaal.   op almal wat wat bygedra het tot die     fogo het ook die aand bygewoon. Met
  Uit die 450 erwe wat in die laaste    aand se sukses.                          die hoë standaard wat die naweek
                                          Fredie Nest se polsende en             gestel is is dit verseker dat Hoedspruit
                                        lewendige musiek het die gaste gou       Wild Life Estate en die nuwe
                                        laat ontdooi. Freddie Nest is die per-   winkelsentrum 'n reuse sukses sal
PAGE 8   PALABORA HERALD - Friday 4 May 2007   HEALTH
               PROMOSIE                                                PALABORA HERALD - Vrydag 4 Mei 2007   PAGE 9

Pala Pools Personeel Stefan Holtzhausen links en Francois Cullen kan met trots sê "die swembad
is deur Pala Pools gebou".

Eddie Yssel Steyn is hier besig om die wen skool se prys aan hulle te oorhandig. Gert Robertson
van die Groenskool het die rekenaar namens die skool ontvang.

Nuwe Rekenaar aan Skool
Spar het onlangs 'n kom-         nuwe rekenaar. Elke boks by     wat die meeste strokies aan
petisie vir al die skole in      Spar het 'n skool verteen-      die einde van die kompetisie
Phalaborwa aangebied.            woordig, waarna die kliënte     in hulle boks het, kon met 'n
  Die Groenskool het dank        dan moes besluit in watter      nuwe rekenaar spog.
sy Eddie Yssel Steyn van Spar,   boks hulle, hul kontant
weg gestap met 'n splinter       strokie wil gooi. Die skool
       PAGE 10                                                                   PALABORA HERALD - Friday 4 May 2007                                                                ALGEMEEN

Treat your mom
this Mother’s Day
8 Good reasons why to treat your mom
IT is your mother who brings you        set of designer clothes and your
to see the light of this world. It is   mother dug out her pocket money
she who looks after the helpless        to fulfill your wish.
you and serves you with all her            •The food world in which you
heart and does everything to make       gorged ever since you were a child
your life comfortable. Just for a       and grew up on, was cooked day
day, at least, we shall stop taking     in and day out by your beloved
our mothers for granted.                mother. Just think of the hundreds
   Mother's Day is one occasion         of incredible dishes she prepared
that gives you the opportunity to       for you, the tasty lunchboxes she
do something for your mother.           fixed for you, the cakes she baked,
And if you start wondering about        the snacks, the cups of tea and
the reasons you need to treat your      delicious suppers. It surely makes
mother, you would end up with           your mouth water even now.
nothing less than a zillion reasons.       •Your mother is always there for
Let's just remember the most im-        you through every thick-and-thin
portant reasons for which we need       of your life. She is the person you
to be grateful to our mom and that      can depend upon to stand by you
would be enough to arrange a            anytime you need her.
lavish treat for her on the special        •Remember all those difficult
occasion of Mother's Day.               undecided moments of life and
   •Since your childhood you            you needed someone who could
have watched your mom washing           make you see reason and pour
and ironing your clothes, keeping       some worldly-wise advice in your
your school uniform sparkling and       ears. It was surely your mother
spotless, and your jumpers              who lent you patient ears and then
without a single crease.                pulled you out of the mess in your        Die volgende leerlinge het baie goed tydens die ATKV-Redenaars presteer. Voor links na regs is Sumari Coetzee, Henkus
   •You have been lucky enough          life.                                     Steenkamp en Carli Venter. Agter links na regs is Werny Taljaard, Tiaan Breytenbach en Altus Annendale.
to be picked and dropped to and            •Think about the tons of love
from your school every single day       she professes for you everyday
right form your first day at
   •Whenever you had a fight and
for the slightest reason or if you
                                        through all her acts, big and small.
                                        It can't even be measured. It can
                                        only be felt.
                                           What your mother does for you
                                                                                  Groenskool kan praat
                                                                                  Leerlinge van die Groenskool spog          gende ronde toe deurgaan, aangewys.          derdeplek tydens die voordrag behaal.
needed a reason to cry on               is absolutely beyond assessment           met goeie prestasies, nadat hulle aan      Hulle seniors, Werny Taljaard en Tiaan       Clara Olivier is ook as een van die
someone's shoulders, your mom           but when the enormity of her love         die ATKV-Redenaars deelgeneem het.         Breytenbach het ook na die on-               wenners wat na die volgende ronde
was the one giving you the com-         and sacrifice is felt you realize that      Johandrè van der Sandt is as een van     voorbereide toespraak ronde deur             toe deurdring aangewys.
fort and patiently listening to all     surely your mom deserves a spe-           die junior-wenners wat na die vol-         gedring. Altus Annendale het 'n
your heartburns and grumbling.          cial treat this Mother's Day. It
   •Just remember the innumer-          would only be a small way to
able times you wanted a fresh new       show your gratefulness to her.

                                                                                  Waar is verkeer-beheer?
                                                                                  Wat het van verkeersreëls geword? Dit      doende hoef hy nie by die rooi robot te      wil draai. Miskien moet ons met 'n
                                                                                  is nou reeds 'n geruime tyd dat ek         stop nie. By geen stopstraat word daar       video opnemer al hierdie oortreders
                                                                                  opmerk dat geen stop straat of robot in    meer gestop nie. By die 3-rigting stop       met hulle registrasie nommers afneem,
                                                                                  ag geneem word nie.                        in Kiaat-en-Palmstraat is dit veiliger       en vir die verkeers departement stuur.
                                                                                    Op die Hendrik van Eck rylaan word       om te wag totdat almal weg is, as wat          Om sonder jou sitplek gordel rond te
                                                                                  die oprit by Buffalo's sommer as 'n        jy jou beurt afwag. As jy vir hulle toeter   ry, is volgens my minder gevaarlik as
                                                                                  afrit gebruik, terwyl ons twee voertuie    blaas word daar verskillende Griekse         dit wat op die oomblik op ons dorp se
                                                                                  wat by die rooi robot wag. In die selfde   tekens vir jou gegooi. Meer as een           paaie aangaan. Vir toeriste is dit nog
                                                                                  tyd kom daar 'n taxi oor die brug en       oggend moet ek toekyk hoe taxi's             gevaarliker omdat hulle dit nie verwag
                                                                                  gebruik die afrit net om regs terug te     altwee die bane in Kiaat en Sealene in       nie.
                                                                                  draai op die Hendrik van Eck, so-          beslag neem, en dan Toyota se kant toe         Anna

                                                                                  Bou-vrou dringend gesoek
                                                                                  Debbie Liebenberg vra dat enige            Debbie Liebenberg se prokureur vir           is nog nie bekend wat verder gaan
                                                                                  iemand met inligting rakende Alta          die swak, en onvoltooide bouwerk             gebeur nie.
                                                                                  Joubert asseblief na vore moet kom.        gedagvaar, en enige iemand wat deur            Enige iemand wat inligting rakende
                                                                                  Alta Joubert is die vrou waarna daar in    Alta ingedoen is, asseblief na vore          Alta het of deur haar ingedoen is kan
                                                                                  die brief van 9 Maart "Sulke mense nie     moet kom sodat 'n voldoende hofsaak          Debbie by 076 296 5737 skakel
                                                                                  nodig nie" verwys word.                    kan geskied. Alta Joubert het haar hof
                                                                                    Alta word op die oomblik deur            verskyning onlangs mis geloop, en dit

                                                                                  What Mother’s Day really means
                                                                                  To understand Mother's Day and what        For a child, every single day should be      mother. She should cherish the special
                                                                                  it really means, you need to               a Mothers Day. The essence of the            feeling of this day and the intensity of
                                                                                  understand the person in your                                                                    that feeling should last her the
                                                                                  life called 'Mother'. Mother is                                                                  lifetime.
                                                                                  one who nurtures you in her                                                                      This is the day to stop,
                                                                                  womb for nine months and                                                                         remember, and pray for that
                                                                                  brings you forth to enjoy the                                                                    special person in our life,
                                                                                  supreme blessing on earth, that                                                                  without whom we would not
                                                                                  is, Life. Mother is one who                                                                      have been, what we are
                                                                                  guides you through your infancy                                                                  today; a day to prove that all
                                                                                  and turns the soft, helpless                                                                     her efforts, towards making us
                                                                                  creature to the powerful and                                                                     a complete person, have been
                                                                                  successful YOU. She is the                                                                       worthwhile and make her feel
                                                                                  guardian angel protecting you                                                                    proud for us. In the broader
                                                                                  and supporting you, feeling for                                                                  sense of the term, Mother's
                                                                                  you and serving you silently                                                                     Day is a day to be grateful to
                                                                                  always with a smile on her face.                                                                 God for being so kind as to
                                                                                  She prides herself watching you                                                                  bless us with an angel in the
                                                                                                                             meaning of Mother's Day is in the fact
                                                                                  grow and provides you a shoulder to                                                     form of Mother.
                                                                                                                             that we should try and make this day
                                                                                  cry on whenever you need. She is
                                                                                                                             every year a memorable one for your
                                                                                  every child's best friend.
                 GENERAL                             PALABORA HERALD - Vrydag 4 Mei 2007                                                  PAGE 11

                                                                       Nchakga Maria Mmola stands next to her burnt house in Phalaborwa

Ashes remain
Nchakga Maria Mmola stands next to her
burnt house in Phalaborwa.

Nothing to
Alex Matlala
WHILE thousands of South Africans
converged at stadiums across the country to
celebrate Freedom Day last Friday, Nchakga
Maria Mmola (51) of Namakgale near
Phalaborwa was sitting sadly in a tent with five
of her grand children wondering were their
next meal would come from.
In her experience, , there was nothing for her
to celebrate on Freedom Day. Motloutsi was
just one of the many hundreds of women in
South Africa who did not see or taste the fruit of
’Freedom’ ... even 13-years after the advent of
Mmola's ordeal started last November when
her house was gutted by fire. Her clothes, food
and furniture were all lost.
Mmola, together with the children, were
asleep when they were awakened by a terrible
smoke smell. By then their house was already
surrounded by fire that trapped them in the
The brave Mmola wrapped two of children
with a wet blanket and ran with them through
the fire until she managed to exit the burning
Without any further word, Mmola then
plunged a second time into the vicious fire into
the bedroom where two children were left and
wrapped them with another wet blanket.
Once agan, she ran as if her life depended on
it to save the children.
People, who were outside the house helped to
to exstinguish the fir, They also sang and
danced for her bravery.
It was not known yet what caused the fire but
neighbours alleged the fire was possibly
caused by an illegal electric connection.
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Phalaborwa skietdag ‘n groot sukses
                                                                          Phalaborwa Skiet Klub het onlangs 'n     sukses, en almal het dit baie geniet.    een tree vir hulle terug gestaan het nie.
                                                                          dag, waar hulle lede van die publiek       Van die manne het tydens die           Die algehele wenner van die dag was
                                                                          geleer het hoe om met voorlaaiers te     geleentheid nie geweet wat om te         Elmarie Herbst met 'n teiken telling
                                                                          skiet gehou. Die dag was 'n reuse        doen nie, aangesien die vrouens nie      van vyf uit ses.

Louis van Niekerk saam met die algehele wenner van die skietdag,
Elmarie Herbst. Elmarie se teiken telling was vyf uit ses, en die mans
moes maar bont staan.

Louis van Niekerk regs, word hier deur die organiseerder van die dag,
Piet de Villiers, gewys hoe om die "Big Rifle" tydens die skietdag te

                                                                          Christo Visser voor, en Jaco Coetzee agter, tydens die Skietdag wat onlangs deur die Phalaborwa Skiet Klub gehou is. Hier
                                                                          skiet hulle met die .50 rewolwer.

                                                                          Pad na Limpopo proewe

                                                                          Die volgende meisies o/13 gaan Saterdag aan die Limpopo netbal proewe deelneem. Van voor links na regs is Mabel
                                                                          Louise Strydom en Saskia Nel. Agter links na regs is Noelani Robertson en Vicky Coetzee.
                                                                          Clara Olivier was afwesig tydens die neem van die foto.

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