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					Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                                                     VOLUME 35 NO. 41                                                                      R2.00 incl.

                                                                                                                                                           Rowers val
                                                                                                                                                           Christopher aan
                                                                                                                                                           ‘n Twintigjarige man van Aquapark het ‘n
                                                                                                                                                           noue ontkoming met die dood gehad
                                                                                                                                                           nadat twee verdagtes hom Vrydagaand
                                                                                                                                                           oorkant die Malaria Instituut getakel het
                                                                                                                                                           en hom herhaaldelik met ‘n mes gesteek
                                                                                                                                                           het, in ‘n poging om hom van sy selfoon te
                                                                                                                                                           beroof.
                                                                                                                                                              Christopher de Vries het net na agt die
                                                                                                                                                           aand na sy huis in Tom Van Aardstraat
                                                                                                                                                           geloop toe hy voetstappe agter hom hoor
                                                                                                                                                           en twee swart mans langs hom kom
                                                                                                                                                           stap.
                                                                                                                                                              Hy het na hulle gedraai en gegroet toe
                                                                                                                                                           een vra dat hy sy selfoon aan hulle moet
                                                                                                                                                           oorgee.
                                                                                                                                                              De Vries het geweier en die twee het
                                                                                                                                                           hom bespring.
                                                                                                                                                              Een het ‘n mes uitgepluk en na sy hart
                                                                                                                                                           en longe gemik maar De Vries het ter-
                                                                                                                                                           ugbaklei en die verdagte het hom op die
                                                                                                                                                           boarms gesteek.
                                                                                                                                                              Terwyl De Vries vir sy lewe geveg het,
                                                                                                                                                           het die ander verdagte ‘n klip opgetel en
                                                                                                                                                           hom agter die oor geslaan.
                                                                                                                                                              De Vries het steeds bewus gebly en om
                                                                                                                                                           hulp geskree.
 THE northern façade of the Old post office as seen today with the half-moon shaped wall and the                                                              ‘n Man van ‘n naby geleë huis asook die
 arch that's being repared.                                                                                                                                sekuriteits hekwag by die Malaria In-
                                                                                                                                                           stituut het sy nood krete gehoor en hom te
                                                                                                                                                           hulp gesnel.
                                                                                                                                                              Die lafaards het gemaak dat hulle
Sages
                        Relax - old P.O. not mutilated
                                                                                                                                                           wegkom toe die twee mans daar op-
                                                                                                                                                           daag.
barometer                                                                                                                                                     Carl Mostert, by wie De Vries loseer,
                                                                                                                                                           was net daarna op die toneel en het De
                        AN outcry over construction at the old        SAHRA states that no building older          This means that no signage will         Vries se ma, Lienkie de Vries en die polisie
                        Tzaneen Post Office in Danie Joubert       than 60 years may be altered, de-            feature on the northern side of the        in kennis gestel.
                        Street, a proclaimed national heritage,    molished, changed or any part de-            building and that all the other little        Lienkie de Vries het haar seun na
                        seems to be unfounded.                     stroyed and it seemed that the ar-           details, even the mosaic tile artwork,     Duiwelskloof Hospitaal geneem waar hy
                        The current construction work is           chitects were doing this. The architects     will be left untouched. The wall and       steke moes ontvang vir twee steek-
                        necessitated with Kentucky Fried           assigned by KFC to this project, Martin      the rest of the building activities have   wonde.
                        Chicken moving into the restructured       Engelbrecht Architects, denied that          also been approved by SAHRA.                  Gelukkig het De Vries ‘n ou weer-
                        premises.                                  they are altering or changing any part          "Martin Engelbrecht Architects are      magbaadjie aangehad wat die effek van
                           The controversy started back in         of the northern façade.                      renowned for giving old buildings new      die messteke gedemp het.
                        2002 when the 72-year-old building            It became clear that Martin Engel-        life and have worked on big projects          "Dis nie meer veilig in Tzaneen nie" het
                        became Villa Italia. Many debates,         brecht Architects are actually helping       such as the KFC in Polokwane and in        De Vries aan die LETABA HERALD gesê.
                        meetings and arguments between the         to restore the building. "The original       Barberton. Both are SAHRA protected
                        architects and the South African Her-      building, that was erected around            buildings," Engelbrecht added.
Sages nou op 12 000     itage Resources Agency left the north-     1934, had two big arches, one of                Engelbrecht also raised his concern
                        ern façade, which is the historical part   which was lost to time and became a          about the neighbouring restaurant's
DID YOU KNOW?           of the building, intact, although a few    normal square doorway. We are cur-           additions and signage. According to
One in 27 women         changes had to be made to the pro-         rently restoring this arch to its original   him, this building is also part of the
was likely to devel-    posed plans.                               shape, " Martin Engelbrecht said.            original Old Post Office and is of the
op cancer of the           When the news broke that KFC is            Another worrying factor was the           opinion that the plans for the above
breast in their life-   moving into the building flash backs of
time and the life-                                                 half-moon shaped wall or ‘curved icon        mentioned where never approved by
                        the previous problems came to every        wall' being erected in front of the Old      SAHRA.
time risk of devel-
oping. Cancer of        historian’s mind.                          Post Office. This wall is definitely no         Another concern from Engelbrecht
the cervix is one in       LETABA HERALD had many queries          compliment to the building façade but        was the state of some of the old
31.                     about what was really happening to         legal. The wall will be used for signage     buildings in Tzaneen.
                        the building and decided to dig deep-      and was built about half a meter from
                        er.                                        the original building.
PAGE 2   LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                      NEWS




                                                  Twee rowers steek
                                                  Christopher met mes
                                                  CHRISTOPHER de Vries wat verlede Vry-
                                                  dagaand in Aquapark deur twee verdagte
                                                  mans aangeval is en met ‘n mes gesteek is.
                                                  Lees berig op bladsy 1.
                    NUUS                                                      LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006           PAGE 3




Venter skuldig op ses aanklagte
FLIPPIE Venter wat daarvan             maar het wel begin huil toe sy
verdink is dat hy in April vanjaar     vrou met haar rug na hom in die
sy twee kinders, Millize (5) en        getuiebank, haar weergawe aan
Janco (4) met 'n R4-aanvals-           die hof vertel het.
geweer geskiet en sy vrou Millie         Millie het ook getuig, "Ek het nie
(33) gewond het is skuldig bevind      net my kinders verloor nie, maar
op al ses aanklagtes teen hom.         ook my huwelik."
  Die klagtes sluit ondermeer in,        Regter Nico Coetzee wat die
2 klagtes van moord, een van           saak behartig het, het in sy
poging tot moord asook die on-         bevindings uitgewys dat Venter
wettige besit van 'n vuurwapen         bo enige twyfel wel geweet het
en ammunisie.                          wat hy gedoen het en het hom dus
  Met 'n skaars hoorbare 'ja' het      op al die klagtes skuldig bevind,
Flippie Venter (34) gister in die      insluitend die een van aanranding
Hooggeregshof in Nelspruit skuld       op sy huishulp verlede jaar.
erken op die aanklagte teen              Venter staan, behalwe die sake
hom.                                   ook tereg op aanklagte van moord
  Sy pleitrede is na onskuldig ver-    en verkragting op 'n 14-jarige
ander nadat hy aan die hof ge-         meisie in Burundi, waar hy deel
noem het dat hy niks van die           van die Suid Afrikaanse Vredes-
aanval kan onthou nie, ten spyte       magte was.                               FLIPPIE Venter wat daarvan verdink is dat hy
daarvan is hy in elk geval later die     Regter Nico Coetzee sal op             sy twee kinders in April vermoor het en sy
dag skuldig bevind.                    Woensdag, 18 Oktober vonnisop-           vrou beseer het, in die Hooggeregshof in
  Venter het meesal geen emosie        legging behartig .                       Nelspruit waar hy skuld erken het op die
tydens die verhoor getoon nie,                                                  aanklagte teen hom.
         PAGE 4                                                             LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                                  NEWS




Tzaneen to host 2006 Limpopo Tourism Safety & Security summit
Erica Mathye                                    The high crime rates experienced by     a potential tourist and foreign currency   province, Ratshivanda Ndou, said crime com-
TZANEEN recently opened its doors to         tourists was one focal point on this       attraction for the province and nation     bating was not the responsibility for the S.A.P.S.
welcome and host the 2006 Limpopo            summit’s agenda.                           as a whole.                                alone. The public in their respective com-
Tourism Safety and Security summit.             The chief executive officer of the         " As the 2010 games draw nearer, we     munities should also get involved.
The emphasis was on making the               Limpopo tourism and parks, Benny           will be expected as a province to step       " Crime has to be attacked at its roots,
province tourist friendly ahead of the       Boshielo, cited attacks on tourists in     up our tourism safety and security         therefore, let us all join hands in fighting it,"
2010 FIFA World Cup.                         lodges, poaching of game in national       measures to make these games a fur-        added Ndou.
  More than 300 representatives from         parks and theft in lodges as the biggest   ther success," noted Motsoaledi.
the departments of Tourism, Safety and       deterrents towards tourism growth in          It was agreed that in order to combat
Security and Economic development            the province.                              crime, the tourism industry needed to
met to create a solid structure for better      Boshielo also recognised the need to    develop constant communication
tourist safety and security in the           develop Limpopo into a tourism             strategies with the South African Po-
province.                                    friendly and preferred destination of      lice Services (SAPS), municipal offices
  The two day summit was held at the         choice prior to 2010.                      and relevant stakeholders.
prestigious Karibu leisure resort out-          , Limpopo’s acting premier, Aaron          On the other hand, the MEC for
side Tzaneen.                                Motsoaledi further recognised 2010 as      Safety, Security and Liaison in the




                                                                                                                                   SEEN in the picture (from left), Rufus Khar-
                                                                                                                                   idza, Shilela Malatjie, Ratshivanda Ndou and
                                                                                                                                   Anemie de Klerk.




                                                                                                                                                                                        Boom belemmer
                                                                                                                                                                                        amper weer krag

                                                                                                                                                                                        Munisipale wer-
                                                                                                                                                                                        kers kyk toe hoe
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ludwig Stement,
                                                                                                                                                                                        van die plaaslike
                                                                                                                                                                                        brandweer ‘n tou
                                                                                                                                                                                        om ‘n een van die
                                                                                                                                                                                        hoogste bome in
                                                                                                                                                                                        ons omgewing vas
                                                                                                                                                                                        maak. Die boom
                                                                                                                                                                                        het gedreig om op
                                                                                                                                                                                        die hoof krag toe-
                                                                                                                                                                                        voer lyne te val,
                                                                                                                                                                                        maar is vinnig
                                                                                                                                                                                        grond toe gebring
                                                                                                                                                                                        deur verskeie in-
                                                                                                                                                                                        stansies se same-
                                                                                                                                                                                        werking sonder dat
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tzaneen       weer
                                                                                                                                                                                        elektrisiteit  ver-
                                                                                                                                                                                        loor het.
PROMOSIE   LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006   PAGE 5
     PAGE 6                                                              LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                             NEWS




Ronel het haar ring terug                                                  Safety tips: look out for these tell tales
‘n SAKEVROU van die dorp het        Mulder het haar sowat drie             The following are safety tips parents    flattened     plastic   milk     bottle   You are advised to regularly check the
haar verlore trouring na vyf jaar   weke gelede geskakel en                need to look out for around their        represents an easy target.                outside of your properties and
terug aan haar vinger.              meegedeel dat hy die ring              homes.                                   Green items which could be used in        remove any possible identification
Dié ring het tydens ‘n vakansie     gevind het.                            Most burglaries occur between 2 and      the form of cream soda cans represent     objects that you may find.
vyf jaar gelede uit ‘n strandsak    Hy het na die vloedwater in die        4am and 90% are through the roof.        all clear (Nobody home)                   When moving in shopping malls,
geval toe Johan en Ronel            Kaap, ‘n sterk sein met sy             Criminals lift the roof tiles, cut the   Blue usually means, somebody on           always beware of people behind you
Visagie op Plettenbergbaai          metaal verklikker opgetel en           plastic cover and kick the ceiling       the premise.                              and who may be following you on
vakansie gehou het.                 besef dat dit ‘n ring onder die        panel out to gain access.                These indicators are placed on the        your way home.
Hulle het destyds alles in hul      sand kan wees.                         This process usually takes 30-40         pavement outside your property in         Ladies are advised not to wear very
vermoë gedoen om die ring op        Wonder bo wonder was dit               seconds.                                 different forms.                          flashy or expensive jewellery when
te spoor en selfs ene John          Ronel se ring en is dit nou veilig     There are different colours which        Look out for red ropes, white stones, a   visiting shopping malls as this only
Mulder,        ‘n      afgetrede    terug aan haar vinger - waar sy        criminals use to indicate potential      plastic bag tied to a branch or shrub     entices criminal activities amongst
munthandelaar gevra om die          in haar wildste drome nie              targets:                                 or grass knotted in a bundle.             thieves. Also avoid flashing large
ring met sy metaal verklikker te    gedink het dit ooit weer sou           Red items means, be prepared or you      Criminals have previously stuck           sums of money in public areas.
soek - alles sonder enige           wees nie!                              will encounter resistance.               pieces of metal or plastic to the
sukses.                                                                    White which could be used as a           ground.
               NUUS                                             LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006   PAGE 7




Convictions
In the past week, the Tzaneen   R200 fine or thirty days
S.A.P.S have managed to         imprisonment for failure to
secure three convictions on     appear in court.
criminal cases:                 * Matome Esrom Mothole and
*19-year-old Edward Letsoalo    Malate Makwala are two
from Marironi village from      thieves from Marironi village
Bolobedu was sentenced to       in Bolobedu who were both
six months imprisonment for     sentenced to R2000 or 1-year
housebreaking and theft.        imprisonment on charges of
* 35-year-old Joseph Mtileni    housebreaking with the intent
from Motupa village in          to steal.
Bolobedu was sentenced to a
       PAGE 8                                                     LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                PROMOTION




 10 jaar - WMC Sheet Metal Works - 10 years


WIKUS Coetzer is ontwerptekenaar en projek programeerder by WMC
Sheet Metal Works.




                                                                                                                                       LAURENCE Ngobeni, Terence Flowerday en
                                                                                                                                       Robert Sathekge is verantwoordelik vir die
                                                                                                                                       vervaardiging van lugkanale en lugskei-een-
                                                                                                                                       hede. Joseph Sewana (nie op die foto nie) is in
                                                                                                                                       Malawi besig met die installering van masjin-
                                                                                                                                       erie.




                                                                    WMC Sheet Metal Works se eienaars, Manie Coetzer, voor, Wikus en
                                                                    Anza Coetzer agter.




                                                                                                                                       FLORA Malemaja is in beheer van die kombuis
                                                                                                                                       en sorg dat al die werknemers van WMC Sheet
                                                                                                                                       Metal Works genoeg te ete en drinke kry.




                                                                                                                                       WERKNEMERS van WMC Sheet Metal Works
                                                                                                                                       wat vervoerbande en weegeenhede vervaar-
                                                                                                                                       dig, van links: Vorster Nkuna, Michael Nkuna,
                                                                                                                                       Cuku Mbhalati, Shadrack Nkuna en Jan Mong-
                                                                                                                                       we.
             PROMOSIE                                                  LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                                                   PAGE 9




Local engineering works
celebrate a decade of
service to fruit & nut industry
A LOCAL sheet metal                wide range of products.
engineering works, WMC,            Although          internationally
celebrates a decade of service     acclaimed and boasting
to predominantly the fruit nut     exponential growth, Manie
industry this week.                believes WMC’s success still
Exactly ten years ago Manie        lies in doing even the smallest                                                                               TWEE werknemers van WMC Sheet Metal
Coetzer had the vision, a lot of   job for walk-in customers to                                                                                  Works wat onthullers vir makadamia neute
enthusiasm and guts, and very      the best of their ability.            DIE kantoor personeel by WMC Sheet Metal Works: Bokkie Botha,           bou, van links, Aaron Mokgomole en Eric
little capital when he decided     "A large part of our success is       voor, is in beheer van klantediens, Amor Flowerday, links agter, doen   Maanaso. Mahase Mangena (nie op die foto
to go it alone and start WMC       thanks to highly skilled and          voorraadbeheer en Bernadett Verreyne hanteer debiteure en kre-          nie) is tans in Malawi besig met die installering
Sheet Metal Works.                 trained     staff     and     our     diteure.                                                                van masjinerie.
Since then the success story of    workmanship is our image
this dynamic business has          and       we       will     never
been nothing short of              compromise on that," Manie
phenominal.                        says.
Packhouse           machinery,     He unconditionally believes
proudly built and installed by     in supporting local businesses
WMC, are not only the              and believes that contributes
preferred product in the South     to the loyalty he in turn enjoys
African nut industry, but also     from his wide range of
in African countries such as       clients.
Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe            WMC is run by Manie and his
and Mozambique and is now          wife, Anza, while son, Wikus,
also a growing brand name in       has since joined the company,
Mexico, Australia and other        familiarising himself with all
parts of the world.                aspects of the business.
The premises where the             "No job is too small or too big
factory is situated in Impala      for     us,   We        guarantee
Street in the industrial area,     uncompromising workman-
was purchased by Manie             ship and the best quality
some five years ago. Since         materials for every job we do.
then extensive renovations         Try us and experience first
and enlargements to the            hand why we are the market
premises was necessitated by       leaders in the nut and tea
continuous growth and a            industries,"               Manie
growing demand for WMC’s           concludes.
PAGE 10   LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                               PROMOTION




                              WMC vier 10 suksesvolle jare




                              DIE algemene werkswinkel voorman, Bobby Allan, voor, tweede van regs staan by nog van
                              WMC Sheet Metal Works se werknemers, voor van links: Joseph Malemola, drywer, Wellington
                              Diale, drywer, Jacob Letsie, passer en draaier, Bobby, Rufus Mathole, passer en draaier. Agter
                              staan Robert Risiva, stoorman en Samuel Letswoalo, ‘n drywer.

                              Foto regs bo: WILLEM Dlamini, Burtie Gro-
                              bler en Hasane Ngobeni is verantwoordelik
                              vir die vervaardiging van makadamia krakers
                              en sorteerders by WMC Sheet Metal Works.
                              Daniel Mathonsi (nie op die foto nie) is in
                              Malawi besig met die installering van masjin-
                              erie.
                              Foto regs onder: WMC Sheet Metal Works se
                              drie werknemers wat alle vlekvrye staal
                              masjienerie vervaardig, van links: Lister
                              Ngobeni, Frans Mokwena en Ernst Mohale.
               PROMOSIE                                         LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006            PAGE 11




10 jaar - WMC Sheet Metal Works - 10 years




‘n SPAN werknemers van WMC Sheet Metal Works wat verantwoordelik is vir die sny en buig
van materiale, van links: Thomas Mathobela, Frans Moreba, Cliff Maluleka en Robert
Sekhula.




                                                                                          Foto bo:
                                                                                          DIE verfspan, ver-
                                                                                          antwoordelik vir alle
                                                                                          verfwerk by WMC
                                                                                          Sheet Metal Works,
                                                                                          van links: Norman
                                                                                          Shiburi,      Patric
                                                                                          Masile,    Johannes
                                                                                          Pilusa, Victor Mo-
                                                                                          hale en Agnes Mo-
                                                                                          agi.



‘n SPAN van WMC Sheet Metal Works wat by
Green Farms besig is met die bou van droog-
sisteme vir makadamia neute, van links: Evans
Seoka, Gift Mbidhli, Fannie Selowa, Thomas
Ngobeni, Johannes Letswoalo en Laban
Gama.




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 ‘n TOER na Israel, Egipte en Jordanië saam
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 vir ‘n toer van 12 dae.
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 Jerusalem, Olyfberg, Getsemane, Via
 Dolorosa, Bethlehem, Golgota, Qumran,
 die Dooie See, Eilat, Petra, Berg Nebo en
 Amman.
 Skakel ds Fanie Steyn vir die volledige
 brosjure by 082 4411 500 of (012) 997
 5003.




Klipwerf tree hier op
Die immergewilde Klipwerf orkes sal op 17
November by Hoërskool Merensky optree
ten bate van 'n fondsinsamelingsprojek vir
die koshuis.
  Die optrede sal is 19:00 vir 19:30 en
kostes beloop R100.00 per persoon met ‘n
ete ingesluit.
  Bespreek vroegtydig om teleurstelling te
voorkom.
  'n Kontantkroeg sal beskikbaar wees en
DVD's sal vir die kinders vertoon word.
  Besprekings kan gedoen word by Elize
Kruger.
  Skakel haar by 015-3053214/5 of skakel
Corrie Smit by 083 279 3835.
      PAGE 12                                                          LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                       ALGEMEEN




                                                                         Save our donkeys, says SPCA
                                                                                                                                                  Erica Mathye
                                                                                                                                                  MOST rural villagers across Mopani rely on
                                                                                                                                                  donkeys for public transport but they often
                                                                                                                                                  neglect these donkeys and treat them in ways
                                                                                                                                                  that either brutally hurt or even kill them.
                                                                                                                                                  For these and other reasons, the Society for the
                                                                                                                                                  Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in
                                                                                                                                                  Tzaneen saw it necessary to create awareness
                                                                                                                                                  amongst the public on how they can better care
                                                                                                                                                  for their animals.
                                                                                                                                                  They did this through a function that was held
ROTARY International is currently involved in the fight to eradicate                                                                              during the start of International Animal Week
Polio with their 'Kick Polio' in Africa campaign. Sister Maritz from                                                                              recently at Shiviti village outside Giyani.
the Department of Health accompanied by PP Gwenn van Schalk-                                                                                      Present at the function were, among others, all
wyk representing the Letaba Rotary Club assisted in the im-                                                                                       the public members who owned donkeys and
munization process of all the Pre-school learners in Tzaneen.                                                                                     the department of non -motorised transport in
                                                                                                                                                  Mopan
                                                                                                                                                  About 40 donkeys were also present. The
                                                                                                                                                  donkeys were immediately given food and free
                                                                         Chairperson of the S.P.C.A. in Tzaneen, Marie Loam, looks in disbelief   examination by the SPCA.
                                                                         at four donkeys that were cruelly tied to one another.                   While examining the donkeys, the National
                                                                                                                                                  Inspector of the SPCA, Malcolm Woolmore,
                                                                                                                                                  was appalled to discover that most of the
                                                                                                                                                  donkeys had severe wounds on their necks and
                                                                                                                                                  backs.
                                                                                                                                                  Woolmore said the wounds were obviously as
                                                                                                                                                  a result of poor harnessing material and
                                                                                                                                                  constant whippings. "Some of the owners use
                                                                                                                                                  very sharp and dangerous objects for
                                                                                                                                                  harnessing which cuts through the skin and
                                                                                                                                                  makes it very painful for the donkeys to move
                                                                                                                                                  wagons.
                                                                                                                                                  " If you do not take care of your donkeys, they
                                                                                                                                                  won’t work for you," explained Woolmore.
                                                                                                                                                  Some of the donkeys were so thin that one
                                                                                                                                                  would think that it was a miracle that they were
                                                                                                                                                  able to walk for more than a kilometre.
                                                                                                                                                  Chairperson of the SPCA in Tzaneen, Marie
                                                                                                                                                  Loam, could not restrain herself when she saw
                                                                                                                                                  the state of these donkeys and furiously said: "
                                                                                                                                                  I do not understand how anyone could derive
                                                                         National inspector of the S.P.C.A, Malcolm Woolmore , Senior district    pleasure in harming a defenceless animal."
                                                                         manager for transport in Mopani, Joel Chauke and the manager of non-     Woolmore emphasised that it was important
                                                                         motorised transport in Mopani, Samuel Nkanyani check a donkey that       that owners feed their animals regularly, allow
                                                                         has been fitted with blinkers.                                           them enough rest and make sure that the
                                                                                                                                                  wagons are not overloaded to enable easy
                                                                                                                                                  movement.
                                                                                                                                                  In the name of love for the animals, the SPCA
                                                                                                                                                  team worked very hard to disinfect, clean and
                                                                                                                                                  feed the donkeys. Woolmore also gave the
                                                                                                                                                  donkeys free harnessing material.
                                                                                                                                                  The manager for the department of non -
                                                                                                                                                  motorised transport in Limpopo and Mopani,
                                                                                                                                                  Samuel Nkanyani, said the department plans to
                                                                                                                                                  improve the quality of life for donkeys in rural
                                                                                                                                                  areas by implementing ways of ensuring that
                                                                                                                                                  the wagons they pull are road worthy and by
                                                                                                                                                  reducing the number of road accidents caused
                                                                                                                                                  by unsafe wagons.
                                                                                                                                                  "We are trying to introduce reflective jackets
                                                                                                                                                  that drivers can wear in order for them to be
                                                                                                                                                  visible on the road," he said.
                                                                                                                                                  People who wish to assist these donkeys by
                                                                                                                                                  donating harnessing, food, etc can contact the
                                                                                                                                                  SPCA on (015) 307 2611 or 083 300 6422.




                                                                                                                                                   CMA for charity
                                                                                                                                                   THE Christian Motorcycles Association
                                                                                                                                                   (CMA) of Tzaneen would like to invite all
                                                                                                                                                   bikers to a Charity Breakfast Run to the
                                                                                                                                                   Letaba School for the Disabled on October
                                                                                                                                                   29.
                                                                                                                                                   They will depart from the Sasol Garage
                                                                                                                                                   across from Tzaneen Medi-clinic at 09:30.
                                                                                                                                                   The entrance for each bike will be a towel or
                                                                                                                                                   towels and a toiletry item. eg vaseline,
                                                                                                                                                   toothpaste, toothbrush, soap or deodorant.
                                                                                                                                                   Please note that any other old clothing,
                                                                                                                                                   linen, towels, etc are also needed and would
                                                                                                                                                   be most welcome.
                                                                                                                                                   A backup vehicle will be available to
                                                                                                                                                   transport the goods and items can also be
                                                                                                                                                   collected beforehand if needed by
                                                                                                                                                   contacting the persons below.
                                                                                                                                                   Any donations by the general public would
                                                                                                                                                   be most welcome. Please contact us to
                                                                                                                                                   arrange collection.
                                                                                                                                                   After the handover at the school, bikers can
                                                                                                                                                   move on to lunch at the Wheelbarrow.
                                                                                                                                                   Contact Corné on 082 574 8395 of Kobus
                                                                                                                                                   on 082 346 9098 of Morné on 083 289
                                                                                                                                                   6585.
PROMOSIE   LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006   PAGE 13
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Become a Christian leader
BECOME one of 1 523 236
Christian leaders world wide that
                                    4. Leadership and relationship:
                                    They make me or break me.
                                                                               Walk a block for CHOC and Hospice
                                                                               WALK-a-Block       is    a   route will start and finish.   used by the first local        and KwaZulu-Natal.
are in the process of being         5. The Leaders as a coach:                 National Fundraiser for      Sponsored refreshments         parent group, established      Hospice: The Hospice
equipped in John Maxwell’s          Building an effective team.                much needed funds and        will be provided along         in 1979.                       Care Association of South
Christian leadership programs.      6. The Ultimate purpose of                 increases          public    the route.                     In 2000 a new national         Africa (HPCA) is an
Bert Watson from Gauteng will be    leadership: Fulfilling the great           awareness for CHOC and       Children are welcome           organisation was formed,       association      of      75
presenting training at The River    commission.                                Hospice.                     and will be entertained at     linking parent groups in       independent       member
Studio in Tzaneen on October 27     A course fee of R120 will include a        The event invites all        the Promotions Square.         all parts of the country.      hospices committed to
and 28, starting at 13:30.          manual and supper as well as a             South Africans to walk for   Companies, shops and           The goal of this dedicated     providing palliative care
The     following    aspects   of   finger     lunch,      but      not        people! On Saturday          schools are invited to         group is to improve the        for people with incurable
leadership will be covered:         accommodation. Contact Kotie on            November 4 between           challenge each other.          welfare and quality of         and           life-limiting
1. Today matters: Leadership and    (015) 307-1369 or Graham                   09:00 and 15:00 there        Let’s all put on our           care for children with         conditions, and their
personal growth.                    Chapman on 082 401 6868 to                 will be 70 odd venues        walking shoes. Together        cancer.                        families.
2. Leadership and creditability:    register.                                  across the country where     we can make this a great       The           organisation     HPCA members are
Making the tough call.              Visit the following websites:              the public can go to         fun day.                       provides direct practical      found in all 9 provinces
3. The Leaders time: Tick, tock,    www.equipsa.org                and         participate in this walk,    Phone Tersia de Lange on       help to children with          of South Africa, in rural,
manage the clock.                   www.iequip.org                             Tzaneng Mall being one       (015)     306-6180        or   cancer, from diagnosis         urban, peri-urban and
                                                                               of these.                    Aubrey Mosashoa on             onwards, recognising the       metropolitan         areas.
                                                                               To enter into the M-Net      (015) 306-6970 for more        inevitable disruption to       Many hospices provide
                                                                               and             Nedbank      info.                          family life when a child       care in more than one
                                                                               Walk-a-Block for CHOC        More on the charities one      faces vigorous and often       area.
                                                                               and Hospice the public       will be helping:               lengthy treatment.             Hospices began in South
                                                                               can either purchase the      CHOC             (Childrens    Funds raised are applied       Africa 28 years ago to
                                                                               Walk-a-Block shoelaces       Haematology Oncology           to directly benefit the        provide       community
                                                                               from a Nedbank branch        Clinics)         Childhood     children      and      their   home-based       palliative
                                                                               for a R20 donation or        Cancer Foundation is a         families, and also those       care, mainly through
                                                                               donate R20 on the day at     country wide voluntary         involved in the treatment      home-based             care
                                                                               Tzaneng Mall and in          organisation. It brings        of these most serious of       programmes, and day
                                                                               return receive the pair of   together the parents of        illnesses.                     care, with some hospices
                                                                               shoelaces.                   children who suffer from       There      are     regional    having small inpatient
                                                                               On       November        4   all varieties of cancer or     divisions       of       the   units, when patients can
                                                                               participants can register    life threatening blood         Foundation, based in           not be cared for at
                                                                               at Pick a Pay court from     disorders.                     Johannesburg, Pretoria,        home.
                                                                               where the well marked        The name CHOC was              Western Cape, Free State,




                                                                                                                                                           DBV vier 25 jaar
                                                                                                                                                           DIE DBV vier vanjaar hul 25ste verjaardag
                                                                                                                                                           en hou ‘n groot opskop en vermaakaand by
                                                                                                                                                           Tzaneen Country Lodge in die onthaalsaal.
                                                                                                                                                           Dit vind op 27 Oktober om 19:00 plaas.
                                                                                                                                                           Drie van Tzaneen se top plaaslike
                                                                                                                                                           kunstenaars, Sarel Snyman, Roan Dekenah
                                                                                                                                                           en Paul (Cassie) Castelyn gaan tydens die
                                                                                                                                                           geleentheid optree.
                                                                                                                                                           ‘n Volle driegang buffetete, rooi en wit wyn
                                                                                                                                                           ingesluit, sal bedien word. Kaartjies kos
                                                                                                                                                           R150 per persoon.
                                                                                                                                                           Die doel van die funksie is om geld in te
                                                                                                                                                           samel vir diere wat haweloos is asook vir
                                                                                                                                                           verskeie nuwe projekte waarmee die DBV
                                                                                                                                                           in die landelike gebiede om Tzaneen besig
                                                                                                                                                           is.
                                                                                                                                                           Gaste sal in die saal toegelaat word slegs as
                                                                                                                                                           hulle ‘n geskenkie vir ‘n hawelose dier in die
                                                                                                                                                           hand het, bv ‘n kombers, geblikte kos, ens.
                                                                                                                                                           Bespreek vroegtydig by Ellie by 072 379
                                                                                                                                                           3207.




                                                                                                                                                           Margot, Werner trou
                                                                                                                                                           MARGOT, enigste dogter van Vic en Mar-
                                                                                                                                                           guerite Rijnen, is op 23 September met
                                                                                                                                                           Werner, oudste seun van André en Elna
                                                                                                                                                           Rossouw, getroud. Ds Hennie Kotzé van
                                                                                                                                                           Mussina het die paartjie by Tzaneen Coun-
                                                                                                                                                           try Lodge in die huwelik bevestig. Werner is
                                                                                                                                                           'n I.T. ingenieur en Margot hou skool by 'n
                                                                                                                                                           kleuterskool. Die paartjie vestig hul in Four-
                                                                                                                                                           ways, Sandton. Foto deur Suni Gouws.
              KALENDER                                          LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                                                  PAGE 15




                                                                                               El Natan inwoners wens Merensky baie
                                                                                                                                            Gilde stal uit
                                                                                                                                              DIE Kunsnaaldwerkgilde van Tzaneen
                                                                                             geluk met hul puik opvoering "Summer           bied op 3 en 4 November 'n kun-
                                                                                             Holiday." Ons hartlike dank ook vir die        shandwerk en stokperdjie uitstalling aan in
                                                                                                         vervoer reëlings.                  die Hervormde kerksaal te Agathastraat
                                                                                                                                            Tzaneen.
                                                                                               Die inwoners van God’s Haven                   'n Verskeidenheid uitstallers van die al-
                                                                                             Sorgsentrum nooi al hul donateurs,             lerfynste lintborduurwerk tot die wildste
                                                Joyce Human verjaar op 20 Oktober.           vriende, familie en kennisse om op 11          taksiedermie kunswerke het reeds laat weet
                                              Die inwoners van Pionierspark wens haar        November saam met hulle te kuier oor ‘n        hulle sal daar wees.
                                              veels geluk en vertrou dat sy die dag sal      koppie tee en koek. Die inwoners wil             Toegang is R10 en sluit tee en verversings
                                              geniet en ook in haar volgende lewensjaar      almal bedank vir soveel liefde en hulp wat     in. 10% van alle verkope sal aangewend
                                              goeie gesondheid sal geniet. Sy is gewillig    ons deur die jaar van almal ontvang het.       word vir bejaardesorg in die gemeenskap.
                                              en diensbaar van soggens vroeg tot saans       Jerry Nel sal as gaskunstenaar optree en       Belangstellendes kan Trudie Joubert by
                                                                 laat.                       het ‘n spesiale lied vir die tehuis geskryf.   (015 307 4789) of Salomé Muller by (015
                                                                                                                                            307 2600) skakel.
                                                Baie dankie vir die heerlike broodrol-         Baie dankie aan ouma Marlene en Koos
                                              letjies wat aan die Pioniers geskenk is. Dit   dat julle ons prysuitdeling in Phalaborwa
                                                 was baie welkom en word waardeer.           bygewoon het. Ons waardeer dit regtig.
                                                                                                Liefde, Carel en Marlene Rohbeck.
                                                Mercia, jou vriendinne van Pioniers-
                                              park dink aan jou en onthou jou in hul           Kockie Lock, verteenwoordiger van
                                                                                                                                            Tzn Tuinbouklub
Laura verjaar vandag
                                              gebede. Ons het verneem dat jy baie pyn
                                              in jou een knie verduur. Mag dit spoedig
                                                                                             Jimmy Swaggart Ministries besoek ons op
                                                                                             22 Oktober om 09:30 by die Pinkster            sluit jaar af
                                                  verbeter. Jy word baie gemis hier.         Protestante kerk in Frank Maystraat 11.        DIE Tzaneen Tuinbouklub hou op 3
LAURA Meyer vier vandag (Donderdag)                                                          Die nuutste videos en CD’s sal beskikbaar      November hul jaareind funksie.
haar 87ste verjaardag. Haar familie wens        Emma Pelser is in Duiwelskoof Hos-           wees. Skakel (015) 307-1111 vir meer           Dit begin om 14:00 vir 14:30 in die tuin van
haar baie geluk en goeie gesondheid vir       pitaal geopereer. Bly dat sy nou beter is en                   inligting.                     Dorita van der Merwe, een van die mooiste
die toekoms toe.                              by haar kinders aansterk en dat sy                                                            kleinhoewe tuine in die omgewing.
                                              eersdaags na haar kinders in Australia           Theo en Adéle Mans, baie geluk met           Die funksie is nie net vir lede nie, almal is
                                                                vertrek.                     Megan-Lee se geboorte op 10 Oktober.           welkom. Dit gaan ‘n middag vol
                                                                                             Mag sy vir julle baie vreugde bring. Ons is    vroulikheid en skoonheid wees wat gaste
                                                Geluk aan Emma Hoffman wat ook               almal baie trots op haar. Baie dankie ook
Dozi tree hier op                             Vrydag verjaar. Mag jy en Joyce julle
                                              verjaardae baie geniet. Alles wat mooi is
                                                                                             aan die personeel van Tzaneen
                                                                                             Medi-Clinic. Met baie liefde, van ma
                                                                                                                                            saam met ‘n gasvrou om haar tafel kan
                                                                                                                                            geniet.
                                                                                                                                            Marie Faber se studio gaan haar nuwe reeks
                                              word jou vir jou nuwe lewensjaar                       (ouma) Ronel en Wayne.                 ontwerpers klere vertoon. Thea Malan se
DOZI tree Donderdag 9 November by
                                                             toegewens.                                                                     modelle gaan klere vertoon. Daar gaan ook
Merensky op. Moet hierdie vertoning nie
mis nie aangesien Dozi saam met sy eie                                                                                                      ‘n junior afdeling wees waar die twee
orkes optree, wat sy reeds gewilde optredes                                                                                                 plaaslike hoërskole hul matriekafskeid
'n afgeronde en opwindende klank gee.                                                                                                       rokke sal vertoon. Daar gaan ook uitstallers
  Plekbesprekings kan gedoen word by die                                                                                                    met hand gemaakte juwele en nog baie
Hervormde kerkkantoor in Agathastraat,                                                                                                      meer wees.
Tzaneen. Kaartjies kos R80.00 en                                                                                                            Moenie dié spog geleentheid misloop nie.
R100.00.                                                                                                                                    Daar is slegs ‘n beperkte aantal sitplekke.
  'n Verskeidenheid etes sal beskikbaar                                                                                                     Skakel Suzette de la Rey by (015) 307-6871
wees om reeds voor die vertoning te                                                                                                         of 083 305 3816 vir meer inligting.
geniet.
  Skakel voortydig die kerkkantoor tydens
kantoorure by (015) 307 4508 en praat met
Maryna om teleurstelling te voorkom.
  Vir meer inligting: www.dozi.co.za
PAGE 16   LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                  CALENDER




             Neem                 Dr Vlok praat oor gehalte
             kennis               van water in omgewing
                                  DIE         MAANDELIKSE       gelede met Sakekamer-lede      Sakekamer.
             NEEM kennis dat      etevergadering van die        gepraat en sy praatjie het     Geen bespreking oor die
             die datum van        Groter          Tzaneense     buitengewone         belang-   punte is nodig nie en
             die Boer van die     Besigheidsforum       vind    stelling gaande gemaak en      stemming oor die twee
             Jaar funksie ver-    volgende     Vrydagmiddag     veral hengelaars, boere en     punte sal slegs sowat ‘n
             ander van 1          (27 Oktober) om 12-uur        rolspelers in die toerisme     minuut duur. Dus, soos
             November       na    plaas.                        bedryf wat belange het by      gewoonlik,    geen    lang
             Woensdag        8    Die vergadering sal in die    hengel         of      ander   formele besprekings nie,
             November 2006.       Bosbok, die rugbyklub se      wateraktiwiteite moet sy       met genoeg tyd vir die
               Die datum ver-     kroeg en restaurant by die    praatjie nie misloop nie.      gasspreker en vir lede om
             skuif as gevolg      skougronde, gehou word.       Die vergadering gaan ook       vrae te vra.
             van 'n bees veil-    Dr Wynand Vlok sal as         ‘n     spesiale    algemene    Besprekings vir die ete en
             ing waarby ver-      gasspreker optree en hy sal   jaarvergadering wees met       vergadering is noodsaaklik
             skeie Agri Letaba    praat oor die algemene        slegs twee punte op die        en Rona McGaffin kan
             lede betrokke is.    gehalte van water in die      agenda.      Dit    is   die   geskakel word op 307-6394
               Vir meer inligt-   Tzaneen-omgewing en ook       verandering       van    die   of 083 278 8777.
             ing        skakel    praat oor die afname van      algemene jaarvergadering
             Agri-Letaba    se    inheemse vis in plaaslike     van Januarie na Februarie
             kantore by (015)     riviere en damme.             en        ‘n       moontlike
             307 2725             Dr Vlok het sowat ‘n jaar     naamsverandering van die




                                                                                 SPCA celebrates 25 years
                                                                                 THE SPCA celebrates their 25th birthday
                                                                                 this year and will be having a special SPCA
                                                                                 dinner and dance on October 27.
                                                                                 Join them at Tzaneen Country Lodge at
                                                                                 19:00.
                                                                                 Entertainers Sarel Snyman, Roan Dekenah
                                                                                 and Paul Castelyn (Cassie) are going to
                                                                                 make this an evening to thoroughly enjoy.
                                                                                 A three course dinner including red and
                                                                                 white wine will be served.
                                                                                 Tickets are R150 per person and entrance to
                                                                                 the hall will only be granted if you bring a
                                                                                 little gift for the many abandoned animals at
                                                                                 the SPCA, eg a blanket, cushion, toy or
                                                                                 tinned food.
                                                                                 Phone Ellie on 072 379 3207 and book
                                                                                 now, this is going to be a stunning
                                                                                 evening.




                                                                                Kleuters kuier
                                                                                SAVF Tzaneen Kleuterskool hou op 3
                                                                                November hul kuierdag.
                                                                                Dit begin om 08:30 tot 10:30. Neem ‘n eie
                                                                                kospakkie saam.
                                                                                Daar wag ‘n verrassing by jou nuwe juffrou
                                                                                en die poppekas se poppe kan nie wag om
                                                                                jou te sien nie.
                                                                                Onthou om R50 deposito te betaal om u
                                                                                kleuter se plek te verseker.
                                                                                Daar is nog plek vir kleuters beskikbaar en
                                                                                hulle kan steeds op 3 November ingeskryf
                                                                                word.



                                                                                                         Duiwelskloof
                                                                                                         stig buurtwag

                                                                                                         OP 30 Oktober word
                                                                                                         'n buurtwag stigt-
                                                                                                         ingsvergadering om
                                                                                                         19:00 in die kerksaal
                                                                                                         van die Hervormde
                                                                                                         Kerk Laeveld gehou.
                                                                                                           Alle inwoners van
                                                                                                         Modjadjiskloof word
                                                                                                         versoek om hierdie
                                                                                                         vergadering by te
                                                                                                         woon.
                                                                                                           Indien daar enige
                                                                                                         navrae is kan Ds.
                                                                                                         Tinus Pienaar by
                                                                                                         0834113748 gekon-
                                                                                                         tak word.
                   BYLAE                                                 LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006            PAGE 17




    SAAGA hosts symposium
   THE annual South Afric-       sition in the world fuel      sight on how to work           sues that importers are
   an Avocado Growers As-        market, which is espe-        with this lucrative mar-       facing in the UK and
   sociation (SAAGA) Sym-        cially relevant in light of   ket. Derek Donkin, the         evaluate whether they
   posium will be held on        the country's recent un-      newly appointed CEO of         are good or bad for
   November 2 at the             stable fuel prices.           Subtropical Growers'           SAAGA's survival in the
   Mpumalanga          Parks        With BEE playing such      Association (Subtrop),         export industry.
   Board Auditorium in           an important role in busi-    will enlighten the del-          Registrations will open
   Nelspruit.                    ness, Johan Pienaar of        egates regarding benefits      at 7:45am, and the sym-
      The theme for this         Agri SA will update the       of integrated services         posium will start at
   year's symposium is           farmers on The Agri BEE       provided to the Subtrop-       8:50am promptly and
   "Building    on     Solid     charter and scorecard         ical Associations.             conclude at 16:15pm.
   Foundations" and the dif-     and will also look at the       From an international          The registration fee
   ferent speakers for the       practical implications for    perspective,     Richard       will be R120.00 per per-
   day will address the vari-    farmers. Fresh Produce        Nelson, SAAGA's over-          son for members and
   ous issues and opportun-      consultant, Cynthia Six-      seas technical officer         non-members will pay
   ities impacting on the        olo works very closely        will give feedback on his      R250.00 per person.
   continued success of the      with the informal avo-        observations on the              For pre-registration de-
   avocado farming in-           cado trade in Johannes-       overseas market. Rob           tails please contact
   dustry.                       burg and Pretoria and         Metcalfe of Richmond           SAAGA        on      (015)
      Bob Cosic of Total         will share her experi-        Towers,          London,       307-3676. For further in-
   South Africa will discuss     ences with the delegates      SAAGA's overseas com-          formation on SAAGA
   the issue of understand-      at the symposium and          munications company,           please visit www.avo-
   ing South Africa's po-        she will also provide in-     will address current is-       cado.co.za.




Centre now a breeding operation of cheetahs
THE Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre           abandoned and sick animals dispatched to the
has received accreditation from the Con-           Centre over the years.
vention on International Trade in Endangered          An additional complex of camps is also used
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) as a       to accommodate wild cheetahs on a tem-
captive breeding operation of the species          porary basis, as part of the activities of Na-
Acinonyx jubatus (cheetah).                        tional Cheetah Conservation Forum (NCCF).
   The accreditation makes it one of only two         These animals are relocated to alternative
centres in South Africa registered to breed the    free-ranging habitats as soon as suitable des-
species classified by CITES as an Appendix 1       tinations are identified.
(endangered) species in many African coun-            Over and above being a scientific and
tries and vulnerable in South Africa.              conservation centre of note, the HESC is also
   Prof Dave Meltzer, Chairman of the HESC,        an important tourism node in the Limpopo
says the accreditation endorses the conser-        Province attracting both domestic and in-
vation credibility of the Centre which is widely   ternational tourists.
acclaimed as one of the leading private re-           The Centre is open to visitors seven days a
search and breeding facilities for endangered      week and tours of the facility are available
species in the country.                            daily.
   The Centre was established in 1989 and             Cheetah, the rare king cheetah, as well as
since it opened to the public in 1990, 229         African wild dog, ground hornbills and many
cheetah cubs have been born there.                 other rare and endangered species can be
   Commenting on the captive breeding policy       viewed in their natural habitat.
of the HESC, Prof Meltzer explains: "From the         There is also a fascinating vulture restaurant.
outset, the HESC has focussed on the breeding      Prior reservations for tours are advisable.
of cheetahs in captivity with a view to re-           For further information on the Hoedspruit
leasing the animals into the wild.                 Endangered Species Centre call 015 793
   This was done to combat the anomalous           1633.
situation under which the animal was clas-
sified as Appendix 1
(endangered),     but
was also regarded as
vermin in the pas-
toral farming areas of
South Africa."
   The HESC extends
over 100 ha and con-
sists of purpose-built
enclosures        and
camps to house the
various species bred
there and to provide
sanctuary to the
many        orphaned,
 PAGE 18                                                          LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                     PROMOTION




THE earthly colours of the bachelor flats makes you feel relaxed.                              A ROOMY interior is one of the plus points of these flats.




Company specializes in rentals of residential properties
                                      The flats are neat and mod-          that have these installed in       house rules that are strictly       and well taken care of.
THARRAKAMMA Trust is a             ern with an earthy finish on the        Tzaneen. Further more, each        enforced.                             For any information or quer-
successful rental company,         outside walls. Each flat has its        flat will also have its own          We are very excited about         ies, please contact Monique at
which has its head office in       own bathroom, consisting of a           carport.                           this new development, seeing        the office or on her cell phone.
Polokwane. We specialize in        toilet, basin and bath. A built           When people rent from us         that Tzaneen is expanding rap-      Contact       numbers        are:
rentals of residential proper-     in cupboard for clothes and             we don't tie them down with        idly and we have the perfect        015-3074514 or 082 414
ties. Whether you are an in-       groceries comes standard.               extended contracts as we feel      place for young professionals       7307
vestor or a tenant, we always         A definite plus is the fact that     people have a right to change      or even students and single           Our address is: 29 Adshade
put the client first.              every flat has a pre-paid meter         their minds. This makes us         people to stay. Small families      street Premier Park Tzaneen
  The new development in           supplying electricity, which            unique in this type of business.   are of course also welcome.
Tzaneen consists of bachelor       works out much cheaper for              Privacy and a peaceful atmos-        Our extensive experience in
flats, situated in a quiet and     the tenants. As far as we know          phere is very important to us,     this field will ensure that our
secure complex.                    it is one of the first block of flats   therefore we have a list of        clients will be comfortable
PROMOSIE   LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006   PAGE 19
PAGE 20   LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                  PROMOSIE




               Sentrum leer oor gehoorapparate, -toetse, terapie
                                                                                                 Foto links:
                                                                                                 DIE Tzaneen Gehoor-
                                                                                                 en Spraaksentrum het
                                                                                                 verlede Donderdag ‘n
                                                                                                 ope dag gehad om die
                                                                                                 publiek meer oor ge-
                                                                                                 hoorapparate, gehoor-
                                                                                                 toetse en spraakte-
                                                                                                 rapie in te lig. Oudi-
                                                                                                 oloë- en spraakt- era-
                                                                                                 peute    Hettie     van
                                                                                                 Nikkelen Kuyper en
                                                                                                 Petru Stewart het ook
                                                                                                 tydens die dag ‘n
                                                                                                 praatjie aan plaaslike
                                                                                                 onderwysers oor ‘wan-
                                                                                                 neer om ‘n kind na ‘n
                                                                                                 oudioiloog           of
                                                                                                 spraak-taalterapeut te
                                                                                                 verwys’        gelewer.
                                                                                                 Sowat 50 onderwysers
                                                                                                 van plaaslike skole het
                                                                                                 die praatjie bygewoon
                                                                                                 en het meer bevoeg
                                                                                                 ten opsigte van spraak
                                                                                                 en gehoor probleme
                                                                                                 en die hantering daar-
                                                                                                 van daar uitgestap.
                                                                                                 Van links is Heidi
                                                                                                 Mienie, onderwyseres
                                                                                                 by Superkids en haar
                                                                                                 seun, Bart, Petru Ste-
                                                                                                 wart,       Oudioloog-,
                                                                                                 Spraak en Taaltera-
                                                                                                 peut, Jill Altenroxel,
                                                                                                 Gr 1 onderwyseres by
                                                                                                 Unicorn en Hettie van
                                                                                                 Nikkelen Kuyper Ou-
               ANNEMARIE Smit, Gr R onderwyseres by Wysneusie Kleuterskool ontvang ’n prys       dioloog-, Spraak en
               van Petru Stewart, Oudioloog-, Spraak en Taalterapeut by die Tzaneen Gehoor- en   Taalterapeut.
               Spraak sentrum wat verlede Donderdag ‘n ope dag gehou het.
PROMOTION   LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006   PAGE 21
PAGE 22   LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006   CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTENSIES   LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006   PAGE 23
PAGE 24   LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                  PROMOTION




                                                   ABBEY Haris standing proud at of one of the
                                                   products that NTT Toyota Tzaneen has to
                                                   offer.



                                                   The new king
                                                   in town
                                                   THE King of Siyaya taxis, Abbey Haris has
                                                   recently made Tzaneen his home.
                                                     Abbey joined NTT Toyota Tzaneen as a
                                                   sales man on the first of October after 10
                                                   years at Polokwane Toyota. "My goal is to
                                                   uplift NTT Toyota Tzaneen" Abbey said with
                                                   dedication during an interview. With 10
                                                   years of experience Abbey will be able to
                                                   help you with a smile with new as well as
                                                   second hand vehicles.
              PROMOSIE                       LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006   PAGE 25




Martin en Phillip vereer
MARTIN Viljoen en Phillip Mostert, Auto-
mark gebruikte motors bestuurder en
Toyota nuwe voertuie bestuurder by NTT
Toyota is onderskeidelik tydens Toyota se
prestige 'Knights' toekenningsaand as
'Automark Knight' en 'Toyota Knight'
aangewys. Die toekennings word aan
Toyota bestuurders toegeken wat 'n pos-
itiewe verskil in hul omgewing op welsyn
asook sosiale vlak te weeg bring. Net 'n
paar bestuurders by Toyota word jaarliks
geselekteer en vanjaar het NTT Toyota
geskiedenis gemaak aangesien dit die eer-
ste keer is dat twee bestuurders by een
handelaar verkies is.




Hospital celebrates
third birthday




TZANEEN Medi-Clinic celebrated their
third birthday last week Tuesday at the
hospital premises. Front from left is Ran-
dall Pedro, Tzaneen Medi-Clinic network
marketing manager, Dr John Kubayi,
Tzaneen Medi-Clinic Matron Stephanie
Herman, Colleen du Toit, secretary at
Tzaneen Medi-Clinic and Dr Johan Botha.
Back is Dr Ig van Rensburg, Dr A.P.
Revelas and Tzaneen Medi-Clinic hos-
pital manager, Zane Fanie.




GUESTS enjoying themselves during
Tzaneen Medi-Clinic’s third birthday cel-
ebrations.
        PAGE 26                                                                  LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                             LETTERS




                                                                                   Higiëne is nie meer prioriteit
                                                                                   'HIGIëNE'         skryf:     "As     `n   teurs het die model hier in 1992        { m.a.w. as die abbatoir wat miskien
Piet sê dankie aan gemeenskap                                                      oud-gesondheidsinspekteur was die
                                                                                   artikel van Freek nou die anderdag
                                                                                                                             geimplementeer,met        verbasende
                                                                                                                             positiewe resultate,en is die mening
                                                                                                                                                                     in `n ander munisipale area geleë is
                                                                                                                                                                     en nie kwalifiseer nie kan die plaas-
PIET Swart, hoof van Hoërskool Ben                                                 op Fokus(SABC 2) baie insiggewend         toegedaan dat Regulasie R 918           like restaurant nie sy vleis daar koop
                                        dellik gestabiliseer na normaal - 'n
Vorster, skryf:Vergun my asseblief                                                 gewees,en moet ek tot `n groot mate       kragtens Wet 63 van 1977 (Wet op        nie} want alle dokumente moet in
                                        soveelste wonderwerk in my lewe.
om deur middel van u koerant, my                                                   met die dame van die Verbruikers-         Gesondheid) aan die gesond-             terme van R 918 geverifieer en
                                        Ek en my gesin wil ook baie graag
hartlike dank en opregte waardering                                                raad saamstem oor die vraag:-" Wat        heidsinspekteur die nodige bevoeg-      gerekonsilieer word.
                                        aan hierdie twee leraars en beson-
te betuig, teenoor soveel mense, wat                                               gaan gedoen word en deur wie?"            dheid verleen om voedsel higiëne           Die belangrike rol wat die media
                                        dere vriende, ons innige dank betuig
my en my gesin in die afgelope tyd,                                                   Ek heg hierby aan `n model wat         graderings op persele uit te voer en    hier speel is om die prediker en
                                        - dankie dat u altyd vir ons daar is.
met hulle omgee en gebede gedra                                                    sover terug as 1992 in Tzaneen            met behulp van die media (soos die      verkondiger van die higiëne bood-
                                           Dit bly 'n voorreg om in die
het. Soveel waardering en welwil-                                                  geimplimenteer was by alle voed-          koerant) die publiek in terme van die   skap aan die publiek te wees, om so
                                        onderwysberoep te staan. Soveel
lendheid kan geen mens verdien                                                     sel-persele,wat baie goeie resultate      Grondwet deurlopend ingelig te kan      te      verseker     dat      gereelde
                                        kaartjies, sms'e van leerlinge en
nie, dit is genade en ons besef dit                                                gelewer het m.b.t. die vordering in       hou m.b.t. die higiëne-gehalte op       higiene-audit gedoen moet word
                                        ouers het 'n mens emosioneel ge-
terdeë.                                                                            eienaars-gedragspatrone en houd-          voedsel persele.                        want Jan publiek gaan nou begin
                                        raak. My kollega Johan van den
   Ek wil in besonder my innige dank                                               ing teenoor higiëne in die                  Die gesondheidsinspekteurs moes       vrae vra.
                                        Heever wat my na die wedstryd in
betuig teenoor die drie geneeshere,                                                algemeen.                                 6 keer per jaar geskeduleerd en            Ek weet dat die Nasionale De-
                                        die hospitaal besoek het en die talle
tewete drs. Jakkie Lourens, Henry                                                     Dit het verder ook in `n groot mate    periodiek die Tzaneen persele in-       partement        van      Gesondheid
                                        oproepe --- dankie daarvoor.
Burger en Ig van Rensburg.                                                         geslaag om die gedurige kon-              spekteer waarna gerekonsilieerde        oorhoofs ook`n wetlike plig en ver-
                                           Die lede van Ben Vorster se be-
   Die kardioloog in Pretoria het by                                               flik-situasies tussen eienaars en         resultate gelei het tot `n jaarlikse    antwoordelikheid het om toe te sien
                                        heerliggaam en hulle gesinne asook
twee geleenthede die opmerking                                                     gesondheidsinspekteurs uit die weg        Stergraderings "gala" toekennings       dat plaaslike munisipaliteite die be-
                                        die personeel en die leerlinge het
gemaak dat ek groot dank verskuldig                                                te ruim en `n algemene bewus-             geleentheid.                            palings van die lasgewing wat die
                                        ons in 'n krisistyd met gebare van
is aan die dokters in Tzaneen vir die                                              making by die publiek deur die              Alles dui huidig daarop dat daar `n   Wet op Gesondheid op hulle plaas
                                        omgee en gebede gedra - wat 'n
deeglike werk wat hulle gedoen het                                                 popularisering van die projek             sterk ingesteldheid is op geldmakery    na kom.
                                        voorreg!
tydens my hartaanval. Wat 'n ge-                                                   d.m.v.die plaaslike media.                in die voedselbedryf en verseker nie       Ek kon nie uit die program agter
                                           Noudat ek deur die krisis is, besef
russtelling en 'n vreugde om te weet                                                  Die stelsel was in die tagtiger-jare   op publieke gesondheid nie.             kom of die Departement van
                                        ons as gesin opnuut die voorreg om
dat ons dorp oor medici beskik wat                                                 ontwikkel deur oud kollega Koos             `n Verdere voordeel van `n            Gesondheid nog selselmatig inspek-
                                        te mag werk en leef in 'n besondere
weet wat hulle doen!                                                               Richter (toenmalige hoof van die          deursigtige stelsel is dat die amp-     sies by plaaslike owerhede verrig
                                        dorp      met      'n      besondere
   Wat op 'n Saterdagmiddag oom-                                                   Gesondheidsdienste van Randburg)          tenare hierdeur ook gekontroleer        nie,
                                        gemeenskap.
bliklik beskikbaar was en 'n mens se                                               saam met proff. Arnold Moll van die       word m.b.t. tot produktiwiteit en          Nou eers genoeg en baie dankie
                                           Laastens sal ek 'n groot onreg
lewe, bo eie belang gestel het. Ek en                                              Skool vir Bedryfsleiding te Unisa en      verder is die ketting reaksie so dat    vir julle deusigtige beriggewing aan
                                        pleeg as ek nie aan 'n besondere
my gesin het nie genoeg woorde om                                                  so om en by 20 x munisipale geson-        geen perseel nou by `n voorsiener       die verbruikers van Tzaneen".
                                        vrou, my vrou, hulde bring en my
u na behore te bedank nie. Ek wil                                                  heidsinspekteurs van die Johannes-        kan koop as die voorsiener nie ook
                                        innige dank betuig nie. Ek ken nie
verder ook my opregte dank betuig                                                  burg area.                                voldoen aan die vereistes van R 918
                                        baie mense, wat soveel kan omgee
teenoor dr. Schmidt, die narkotiseur,                                                 Tzaneen se gesondheidsinspek-          Kragtens die wet op gesondheid nie;
                                        en wat soveel liefde kan betoon nie.
en spesialis in wie se bekwame          Vir die eerste maand na die hartaan-
hande ek daarna was. Ook u hulp,        val was ek selde indien enigsins, nie
kundigheid en latere vriendskap was     onder haar wakende oog nie. My
en is vir my van groot waarde.          twee kinders het vir die eerste week,
   Die grootste dank kom egter my       beide hulle pa in die hospitaal on-
Skepper toe. Die dokters sal getuig     dersteun. Dit was vasmaaktye wat
dat my EKG, stormagtig was, totdat      'n gesin altyd sal bybly! Baie
ds. Paul Grobler en ds. Gouws van       dankie.
Zyl, begin bid het. Dit het onmid-




                          NMG                                                                                                         NMG

                          AFRICAN                                                                                                     AFRICAN
                          LIFE                                                                                                        LIFE

                          20x4                                                                                                        20x4
SCHOOL NEWS   LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006   PAGE 27
PAGE 28   LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006   PROMOTION
                   BRIEWE                                              LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                                                         PAGE 29




                                                       How shrieking Bushmen turned
                                                       Alpha lions into scary cats
       WITH the great Kruger National Park only      apparently did not fear them at all.          And they kept watching until with his            it worked!’
       a couple of hours drive away, not a few of    As Max wrote; ‘Their only explanation         belly full after a kill, he would retire for a   Max wrote that he was told this story by a
       our number here in the Letaba are wont -      was that the Bushmen had supernatural         nap. Then, ’three or four of the best            highly educated anthropologist who’s
       and able- to take off now and then to         powers. Well, they were perhaps not too       hunters would creep up to him in a way           wife was a descendent of the Leghoya
       recharge their batteries in ‘The Park.’ So,   far wrong, but these powers were applied      only they understood and had mastered.           tribe who had first observed the
       today, I have a lovely story about lions      in a very practical way."                     ‘They would jump on the back of the              Bushmen’s strange relationship with
       and Bushmen which they can relate to as       He describes the Bushmen as ‘supreme          sleeping lion and beat the hell out of him       lions.
       they sit around their braai fires in the      naturalists who had studied the               with their sticks, shrieking and shouting at     Another traveller in the area in those mid
       evenings.                                     behavioural patterns of all the animals       the tops of their voices.                        1840’s heard a theory ‘that this immunity
       I’ve poached it from Max du Preez’s           with which they came into contact.’ They      ‘The poor lion would get the fright of his       on the part of the Bushmen was owing to
       delightful book, ‘Warriors, Lovers and        knew that lions were territorial and that     life and flee in a hurry. And somehow,           the peculiar properties of a certain
       Prophets,’ which was only published a         each pride had a dominant male. What          through this act, the lion understood that       cryytogamic plant, which they powdered
       year or so ago and is well worth reading if   we now call the alpha male.                   he and his subjects should never attack          and sprinkled on their night fires.’
       you have not already done so.                 When the Bushmen moved into an area,          these people who scared but did not kill         Max felt there may be some truth in that
       Anyway, this story dates back to the          they quickly identified the local lion        him. You don’t mess with us and we won’t         but it did not explain why the Bushmen
       1840’s when Bushmen and lions                 families and knew every member; from          mess with you, was the understanding.            also felt safe from lion attacks in daylight
       inhabited what is today the North West        the alpha male to the youngest cub.           "We will never know if there was more to         when they were not sitting around a fire or
       Province and the Free State. Their black      They would take careful note of the usual     this pact between Bushmen and lion,              when they were hunting or gathering
       neighbours, the Leghoya. whose cattle         dominance encounters and when the             whether there was perhaps some kind of           roots and fruits in the veld.
       were constantly under attack from             resident alpha fellow had to surrender to a   psychic connection between human
       marauding lions, noted that the Bushmen       stronger, brash newcomer they kept the        being and animal. All we know is that this
       were never attacked by lions and              new boy under surveillance.                   was more or less how they did ...and that




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Laerskool Tzaneen krieketers presteer, kwartaal hoofleiers gekies
                                                                                                               DIE Laerskool Tza-
                                                                                                               neen se hoof leiers vir
                                                                                                               die 4de kwartaal is
                                                                                                               van agter: Jonli Sonn-
                                                                                                                tag (hoofmeisie) en
                                                                                                               Anri Winter(onder
                                                                                                               hoofmeisie). Voor:
                                                                                                               Jannes Dry (hoof-
                                                                                                               seun) en Coert Sny-
                                                                                                               man (onder hoof-
                                                                                                               seun).




                                                                                                               ONDER: Dié krieket
                                                                                                               seuns van Laerskool
                                                                                                               Tzaneen is onlangs
                                                                                                               gekies om aan die
                                                                                                               Standard Bank reeks
                                                                                                               in Oudtshoorn deel
                                                                                                               te neem. Agter: John
                                                                                                               Viljoen. Middel: Mat-
                                                                                                               ome Modiba en Louis
                                                                                                               du Preez. Voor: Clo-
                                                                                                               ete Buitendag en
MARNUS Marais van Laerskool Tzaneen is gekies as deel van die B                                                Jannes Dry.
krieketspan en sal in Witrivier deelneem.
             SCHOOL NEWS                         LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                                        PAGE 31




Unicorn Preparatory school pupils excel




                                                                                          UNICORN Preparatory School recently re-awarded the following
                                                                                          pupils with academic colours. Front from left is Amber-Lee de Villiers
                                                                                          who received academic colours, a badge and honours scroll and
                                                                                          Jasmine Jacob who was re-awarded academic colours. Back is Lyla
                                                                                          Adam, Hennie Botes and Jackson Dando.

                                                                                                                                          CHANMARI Marais,
                                                                                                                                          a pupil of Unicorn
                                                                                                                                          Preparatory School
                                                                                                                                          recently   received
                                                                                                                                          academic honours.
                                                                                                                                          She was awarded an
                                                                                                                                          honours scroll.




THE following pupils from Unicorn Prepar-
atory School recently achieved academic
bars. Front from left is Niki Cilliers, Sphiwe
Dlamini, Shope Nubi, Lebo Maphoto,
Ntkateko Shikwambana and Samuel Varrie.
Middle is Cassandra McGaffin, Alexis Mes,
Michelle Pilusa, Bronwyn Joubert, Eiren
Drake and Courtney Jordaan. Back is Chris-
topher Altona, Jessica Oosthuyse, Brylene
Pretorius, Tamsin Scott, Nasreen Malik, Fran-
cois Maritz, Ntsako Risiva and Anthea Venter.
Absent are Gabriëlle Krüger, Rean Venter,
Lindy Joubert, Hayley Dawson, Alexis du Toit
and Lizé Elliot.
      PAGE 32                                                     LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                      SCHOOL NEWS




Ben Vorster hou prysuitdeling


                                           HERMAN Roslee is aangekondig as die Vossie                                                          DIÉ Vossie, Zeanelle Klinkert het die Venessa
EUGENE Pohl het tydens die Hoërskool Ben   met die beste kulturele prestasie in Hoërskool    VONÊ de Lange het die Chris Kock wis-             Borchers trofee vir die beste akademiese
Vorster se prysuitdeling die toekenning    Ben Vorster.                                      seltrofee ontvang vir die alsydigste sportv-      prestasie beklink met ‘n totaal van 94,5%.
ontvang vir Boere Ordentlikheid.                                                             rou.




                                                                                                                       FRANCOIS du Preez en Phil-Mar Janse van Rensburg het beide die
LARAZANNE Ligenvelder en Madelaine Meyer het beide die toek-        DIE Jana de Jager wissel trofee vir die alsydig-   toekenning vir beste Sport prestasie tydens die Hoërskool Ben Vorster
enning vir Onbaatsugtige diens ontvang tydens die Hoërskool Ben     ste graad 8 leerling het aan Ashleigh Janse van    se prysuitdeling ontvang.
Vorster prysuitdeling.                                              Rensburg gegaan.
              SKOLE NUUS                                              LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                                                 PAGE 33




Vossie uitblinkers word tydens prysuitdeling vereer



GRAAD 9 leerlinge van Hoërskool Ben Vorster wat ‘n gemiddeld van 87% en geen vak onder          GRAAD 10 leerlinge van Hoërskool Ben Vorster wat ‘n gemiddeld van 87% en geen vak onder
60% het nie.Van links agter: Li-Ane Grobler, Albertus Nel, Kathleen Smit, Maria Hurn, Marlene   60% het nie. Van links agter: Lezanie Coetzee, Marco Fasondini, Rory du Plessis Jacobus Fourie
Viljoen, Luanne Lombard, Jacobus Cloete en Delene Taute. Middel: Hlamulani Shilubane, Ruan      en Este Wiese. Voor: Erika König, Lintie Louw, Elfreda Dry en Stephanie Cronje.
Rautenbach, Andrea Botha, Mmatsawela Ramahlo en Louise Nienaber. Voor: Talani Mndlovu,
Tsakisani Mboweni, Werner Wickham, Sunette Botha Anika Botha Johannes Buys en
Wilhelmina van Zijl.




GRAAD 11 leerlinge van Hoërskool Ben Vorster wat ‘n gemiddeld van
87% en geen vak onder 60% het nie. Van links agter: Anke Kroh,
Nadine Smit, Herman Smit, Muller Spies, Johan Lombard en Anien          DIE beste akademiese, kulturele en sport-
Nauta. Voor: Carina Nienaber, Nicolaas de Beer, Yolandi van Rooyen,     prestasie het aan Rory du Plessis gegaan.
Ntsako Mukansi en Alison Sharp.
       PAGE 34                                                           LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                  SCHOOL NEWS



Oud-Vossie motiveer tydens prysuitdeling                                                               Nursery school holds concert
’N VLOOT operasies-offisier, en oud Vossie,       veilig is, maar dit is nie die doel van die skip
Charl Maritz het onlangs leerlinge van Hoër-      nie. Die skip se doel is om die oseane te trotseer
skool Ben Vorster bekoor met ‘n motiverings       en om verbindingslyne tussen verskillende
praatjie tydens hul prysuitdeling.                plekke te oorbrug.
Charl, oudste seun van Gerry en Christine           "Wie nie waag nie, wen nie". Dinge val nie
Maritz, het in 1994 aan Hoërskool Ben Vorster     sommer net in ons skote nie. Dit is met ander
gematrikuleer. As Vossie het hy besonder          woorde hulle wat die hardste gewerk het, die
presteer in swem, hokkie en rugby en was ook      meeste opgeoffer en ingesit het, wat
Dux-leerling. Sy leierseienskappe het reeds op    akademiese erkennings ontvang.
skool na vore gekom en het hy ook gedien as         Stry tot oorwinning: 'n trotse leuse vir 'n
lid van die leerlingraad.                         trotse skool. Weer eens 'n direkte aanduiding        THE Doogie Woogie Band.                    MISTER Star.
   Na skool sluit Charl permanent by die          na die aksie en stryd wat benodig word om
S.A.-Vloot as 'n kadet-offisier aan. Hy behaal    oorwinning te behaal. Stryd in die klaskamer,
die B. Mil (Geesteswetenskappe) aan die Mi-       sportveld en in die lewe.
litêre Akademie, Saldanha, met lof.                 Charl stel dit openhartig, dat die vloot nie vir
   Hy het talle opleidingsmylpale behaal en       hom 'n loopbaan is nie, maar 'n avontuur.
militêre posisies beklee. Tans is Charl die       Elkeen bepaal self die pad en soms die pas wat
operasies-offisier van die nuwe vlootfregat,      sy/haar loopbaan neem. Die geleenthede is
SAS MENDI.                                        daar; die vloot is 'n positiewe organisasie wat
   Tydens sy vloot- loopbaan was hy ook in        elkeen 'n kans bied.
Mosambiek, Tanzanië, Duitsland, Nederland,          In die vloot het Charl geleer om op sy eie         MY hond "Jan"                              CLAP your hands.
Brittanje, Frankryk en Spanje.                    voete te staan, met die vlootfamilie agter hom
   Hy is getroud met Maria Clulee, mede-off-      as 'n vangnet.
sier in die Vloot (die eerste vroulike bevel-       Pak alles dus elke dag aan met passie,
voerder van 'n vlootaanvalsvaartuig, die SAS      energie, entoesiasme, inisiatief en kreatiwiteit
GALESHEWE).                                       en elkeen sal sekerlik seëvier.
   Charl het tydens sy toespraak by die Vossies     Hoërskool Ben Vorster wil sy opregte dank
'n skyfieprogram, rakende die vloot vertoon.      betuig teenoor die S.A.-Vloot, by name ad-
   Volgens hom is die pad na prestasie geteer     miraal Bester, wat hierdie jongman toegelaat
met die boustene van aksie en inspanning.         het om na Tzaneen te kom en sy alma mater te
   Charl meen dat 'n skip, wat in die hawe lê,    besoek. Dit was vir die skool en sy jongmense        SHALALA.                                   SUPERMEN.
                                                  'n besondere voorreg!




                                                                                                                          GRAAD 8 leerlinge van Hoërskool Ben Vorster wat ‘n gemiddeld van
                                                                                                                          87% en geen vak onder 60% het nie. Van links agter: Abraham Cilliers,
                                                                                                                          Arina Loubser, Michelle Visagie, Danelle de Nyschen Leon de Beer,
                                                                                                                          Zeanelle Klinkert en Clarice Jooste. Voor: Johanna Grobler, Louis du
                                                                                                                          Preez, Suzaan van der Zee, Mmanare O Mukansi en Waldo Botha.

                                                                                                                          LEFT: Charl Maritz ‘n
                                                                                                                          vloot operasies-offi-
                                                                                                                          sier, en oud Vossie,
                                                                                                                          saam met Piet Swart,
                                                                                                                          hoof van Hoërskool
                                                                                                                          Ben Vorster.




                                                                                                                                                                          TYDENS die Eistedd-
                                                                                                                                                                          fod Gala konsert is
                                                                                                                                                                          Simoné Schoeman
                                                                                                                                                                          van Laerskool Dui-
                                                                                                                                                                          welskloof aangewys
                                                                                                                                                                          as die wenner van die
                                                                                                                                                                          Junior Instrumentaal
                                                                                                                                                                          en Junior Sangafde-
                                                                                                                                                                          ling. Sy ontvang ook
                                                                                                                                                                          die Burgermeesters-
                                                                                                                                                                          trofee     vir    die
                                                                                                                                                                          veelsydigste deelne-
                                                                                                                                                                          mer.
               SKOLE NUUS                                                  LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                               PAGE 35




Uitstekende vermaak tydens ‘Summer Holiday’ vertonings
                                                  LINKS: Mire Ros-
                                                  souw en Rae Botma
                                                  in ‘Summer Holi-
                                                  day’, Merensky se
                                                  musiekblyspel.


                                                  REGS:           Corné
                                                  Niemandt en Myra
                                                  Visser in aksie tydens
                                                  die Summer Holiday
                                                  musiekblyspel wat
                                                  Merensky onlangs
                                                  aangebied het.
                                                                                                                    ZANEL Coertzen en Jaco Barnard tydens Hoërskool Merensky se
                                                                                                                    Summer Holiday musiekblyspel.




Gehore skaterlag
VERLEDE week het ongeveer 60 leerders van
Hoërskool Merensky gesing, dans en lag op
die verhoog en terselfdertyd vir uitstekende
vermaak gesorg tydens die vertonings van die
musiekblyspel, 'Summer Holiday'.
   Die gehore het heerlik geskaterlag vir die
pittige uitlatings en ritmies hande klap op die
immergroen musiek van Cliff Richard.
   Die produksie is gekenmerk deur pret, oor-
tuigende rolvertolkings, en energieke danse.
   Dr Erica Coertzen was die regisseur van die
musiekblyspel en die hoofrolle is vertolk deur
Myra Visser, Corné Niemandt, Jaco Barnard,
Zanel Coertzen, Henco Barnard, Rakau
Ngoepe, Christo Harms, Ruan van Heerden,
Rae Botma, Cassandra Moshokwa, Mirè Ros-
souw, Deidrè de Vos, Morgan Gregory, Eldene
Bezuidenhout, Jacques Els, Garrith Parker,
Marnes Fourie, Francois Kriek en Jandrè
Steyn.
   Merensky wil 'n spesiale woord van dank
bring aan Sarie Vermaak van Makarios Make-
laars, Wilco Niemandt, Vernon, Rina, Chris en
Leona Harms, Dion en Erica Coertzen vir
finansiële bystand. Baie dankie ook aan Jansen
vd Walt, Inarie Erasmus en Renate Venter vir
die musiek wat gelewer is tydens die
optredes.
   Met hierdie puik produksie het Merensky
bewys dat elke leerder in die skool geleentheid
kry om sy talent maksimaal te ontwikkel.
      PAGE 36                                                       LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                            SCHOOL SPORT




‘Toyota Knights’                              Plasies deur                                          Vossies klop Pietersburg Hoër
hou gholfdag
NTT Toyota se 'Knights' gholfdag ten bate
                                              na finaal
                                              HOËRSKOOL Merensky se onder 15 A span
                                                                                                    BEN Vorster se o/15 B krieketspan het
                                                                                                    Pietersburg Hoër die afgelope naweek in ‘n
                                                                                                    naelbyt wedstryd geklop.
                                                                                                    Die twee skole het op die velde van Genl
                                                                                                                                                      Ben Vorster het stadig begin tydens hul
                                                                                                                                                      kolfbeurt en ongelukkig het Lenus Van
                                                                                                                                                      Rooyen (12) verloor toe hy die tempo wou
                                                                                                                                                      aanjaag.
van die SAVF welsynsorganisasie sal 21        het Saterdag teen Hoërskool Warmbad in die            Piet Joubert kragte gemeet tydens die O/14        Die kolwers het egter die opposisie se
Oktober by TCC plaasvind.                     semi-finaal van die Limpopo krieketliga               B’s se semi finaal.                               boulwerk bemeester en steek Pietersburg
  Die fondse wat tydens die gholfdag in-      gespeel.                                              Ben Vorster verloor die loot en Pietersburg       se totaal verby met die laaste twee kolwers
gesamel word sal gebruik word om kos aan         Warmbad het die loot gewen en Merensky             besluit om te kolf. Hulle was gou in die          voor die penne. Hulle wen met 1
te koop vir die 40-45 families wat die SAVF   ingestuur om te kolf.                                 moeilikheid         toe       beide      hul      paaltjie.
maandeliks met kospakkies voorsien.              Dit het aanvanklik swaar gegaan met die            openingskolwers in die eerste twee beurte         Die Vossies het baie goeie karakter gewys
  Fondse sal ook aangewend word om            kolfwerk en na 17 beurte het Merensky slegs 56        moes terug stap pawiljoen toe.                    deur soms onder moeilike omstandighede
kinders wat terapie nodig het finasnieël te   lopies vir die verlies van 6 paaltjies gehad.         Pietersburg se derde en vierde kolwers            te kolf. Die laaste twee kolwers, die twee
ondersteun.                                      Na teetyd het Leon Tullis en Rikus Marais          oorleef tydens die volgende drie beurte ‘n        Jackson-broers, het op die veld gekom met
                                              vasgestaan en 'n goeie vennootskap van 61             vangkans en baie goeie BVP beslissing.            nog 17 lopies kort en Pietersburg se
                                              lopies behaal.                                        Hierna kon slegs Pietersburg se kaptein die       ster-boulers terug in die aanval.
                                                 Merensky slaan 158 lopies voordat die laaste       mas opkom met 74 lopies nadat hy n                Die Jackson-boeties het die wenlopies in
                                              kolwer uitgehaal is.                                  vangkans oorleef het.                             die 43ste beurt behaal.
                                                 Leon Tullis het 'n baie goeie 43 lopies            Pietersburg word ir 199 lopies uitgehaal.         Ben Vorster se beste kolwers was Fafa
                                              geslaan voordat hy uitgeboul is.                      Ruan Coetzee en Armand Gouws neem                 Viljoen (30), Ruan Coetzee (36) en Leon de
                                                 Na ete het Hoërskool Warmbad ingegaan              die meeste paaltjies vir die Vossies met drie     Beer (27.)
                                              om te kolf.                                           elk. Hulle is goed bygestaan deur Martin          Die Vossies se tweedes en o/15 A’s is
                                                 Van die eerste bal af was dit duidelik dat         Slabber en Lenus van Rooyen.                      ongelukkig uit na Saterdag se westryde
                                              Warmbad se kolwers nie die mas kon opkom                                                                teen Pietersburg.
                                              teen Merensky se boulaanval nie.
                                                 Dean Conradie het weer eens uitgeblink met
                                              die bal en 3 paaltjies vir slegs 7 lopies ge-
                                              neem.                                              Vossie seuns tweede
                                                 Conradie is goed ondersteun deur Leon Tullis
                                              en Marnus Badenhorst wat elk 2 paaltjies
                                                                                                 HOËRSKOOL Ben Vorster het die afgelope
                                                                                                 Donderdag, 12 Oktober 2006, aan die
                                                                                                                                                        Letaba rugbyklub
                                              geneem het. Marnus Badenhorst het 'n bal
                                              teen sy lip gekry en is hospitaal toe om sy
                                              wonde te laat toewerk.
                                                                                                 Topskole swemgala te Polokwane deelge-
                                                                                                 neem.                                                  sluit af
                                                                                                                                                        DIE ALGEMENE jaarvergadering en jaar-
                                                                                                    Hoërskool Ben Vorster het met net 36 punte
                                                 Hy het egter teruggekom om 2 vinnige            teen PHS verloor.                                      likse    afsluitingsfunksie    van     Letaba
                                              paaltjies te neem. Luke Holmwood het ook vir          Tydens hierdie byeenkoms het die                    Rugbyklub vind Vrydagaand, 3 November
                                              'n goeie uithardloop gesorg.                       Vossie-meisies met die louere weggestap, en            plaas.
                                                 Hoërskool Warmbad kon slegs daarin slaag        die Vossie-seuns word tweede geplaas.                     Die vergadering begin om 6-uur waarna
                                              om 111 lopies te kry.                                 Broer en suster, Bertie en Jané Nel het 'n "Hat     die funksie ‘n aanvang sal neem.
                                                 Merensky Waltons se 0/15 A wen die semi-        trick" behaal, deur aangewys te word - vir die            Die vergadering en funksie vind in die
                                              finaal met 47 lopies en dring deur na die finaal   derde keer - as junior Victor en Victrix Ludorae.      Bosbok, die rugbyklub se kroeg en res-
                                              teen PHS.                                          Helgard du Plessis en Yolandi van Rooyen was           taurant by die skougronde, plaas.
                                                 Merensky Waltons se onder 15 B span het         senior Victor en Victrix Lurdorae.                        ‘n Beroep word op al die lede van die klub
                                              teen PHS te staan gekom. Die wedstryd is op                                                               en alle ander belangstellendes gedoen om
                                              Laerskool Piet Hugo in Polokwane se gronde
                                              gespeel.
                                                 PHS het die loot gewen en besluit om eerste
                                              te kolf.
                                                                                                 Merensky vat                                           die vergadering by te woon.
                                                                                                                                                           Die klub het weer ‘n baie goeie jaar gehad
                                                                                                                                                        en daar word groot planne beraam om
                                                                                                                                                        aanstaande jaar een van die bestes in die
                                                 Hulle kon net 112 lopies haal voordat die
                                              laaste kolwer paviljoen toe stap. Merensky se
                                              ster met die bal was ongetwyfeld Danie Mienie
                                                                                                 vyf medaljes                                           klub se geskiedenis te maak.
                                                                                                                                                           Bywoning van die vergadering is be-
                                                                                                                                                        langrik sodat alle lede deel kan wees van die
                                              wat 6 paaltjies in 6 beurte geneem het.            ATLETE van Hoërskool Merensky het Saterdag             klub se besluitneming aangaande aan-
                                                 Na middagete het Merensky ingegaan om te        gaan deelneem aan die jaarlikse Top 20 at-             staande jaar se aktwiteite.
                                              kolf en het die wenlopies in die 17de beurt        letiekbyeenkoms by Hoërskool Hans Strijdom
                                              geslaan. Henco Barnard het 'n goeie 47 lopies      en vyf medaljes verower.
                                              geslaan.
                                                 Barnard is goed ondersteun deur André
                                                                                                   Skole soos Afrikaans Hoër Seuns- en Meis-
                                                                                                 ieskool, Menlopark, Florida, Bastion, Kempton
                                                                                                                                                      Swemmers skitter
                                                                                                                                                      DIE jaarlikse Top skole swemgala is verlede
                                              Claassen en Johan Vermeulen wat onder-             en verskeie ander groot skole was teenwoor-
                                              skeidelik 25 en 27 lopies aangeteken het.          dig.                                                 Donderdag in Polokwane gehou en Merensky
                                              Johan Vermeulen slaan die wenlopies met 'n           Die Plasies het gewys dat hulle ook op die         het omtrent uitgeblink deur nege medaljes
                                              reuse ses.                                         atletiekbaan vir geen skool hoef terug te staan      tydens die gala te verower.
                                                 Merensky wen die semi-finaal met 8 paaltjies    nie.                                                   Die seuns 0/16 vryslag aflos het 'n goue
                                              en dring so deur na die Limpopo B- Liga finaal       Slegs 20 atlete van elke skool word toegelaat      medalje gewen.
                                              waar hulle teen Ben Vorster te staan kom.          om deel te neem. Merensky se 5 medalje-wen-            Silwer medaljes is gewen deur Zach Visser (S
                                                                                                 ners is: Marlize Kryger ontvang Silwer in            0/14 50m vryslag) en Kuno Venter (S0/19 100m
                                                                                                 Gewigstoot, Megan Grant ontvang brons in             rugslag).
                                                                                                 spiesgooi, Francois Kriek ontvang brons in             Brons medaljes is gewen deur Graeme
                                                                                                 spiesgooi, Reply Nyathi ontvang brons in             Bramley (S 0/16 50m vryslag), Elisma Minnaar
                                                                                                 200m hekkies en Adriaan Atherstone onvtang           (D 0/14 50m borsslag), Tertius Erasmus (S 0/14
                                                                                                 brons in die 800m.                                   50m borsslag), JG van Gas (S 0/16 50m
                                                                                                                                                      rugslag), Seuns 0/14 vryslag aflos en die Seuns
                                                                                                                                                      0/16 wisselslag aflos.
                   SPORT                                             LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                                                   PAGE 37




Letaba Skibootklub prysuitdeling in beeld


PIETER Vorster ontvang sy wêreld rekord                                                         DIE grootste wenner van die aand was beslis Pieter Vorster. Pieter is aangewys as die hengelaar
sertifikaat vanaf dr. Tim Scholtz, Protea hen-                                                  van die jaar en ontvang ook die volgende trofeë: Geardiff Phalaborwa trofee vir die swaarste vis
gelaar. Pieter het die klub rekord, Suid Afrika                                                 in die 10kg lyn klas, die Riaan Woest Tuna wissel trofee vir die swaarste Tuna asook die Johan
rekord, Afrika rekord asook die wêreld rekord     DIE Spangees Wisseltrofee het aan Mala Mala   Swart wisseltrofee vir die swaarste tuna. Anelien Osmers en Paul du Toit help vas hou aan die
gebreek met sy 93,1 kg tuna wat hy met 10kg       gegaan. Die skipper, Pieter Vorster ontvang   trofeë.
lyn gevang het.                                   die trofee van Carl Osmers.




GERT Engelbrecht ontvang die Letaba Brick-
yard wisseltrofee vir die swaarste vis buite
kompetisie asook die Tzaneen Precision            RINA van Staden het dié pragtige trofee
Darado trofee. Gert het ook drie klub rekords     ontvang vir die "boobie" prys vir vroue.
gebreek.




                                                  STEPHEN de Pradines is aangewys as die
                                                  beste junior hengelaar O/16, asook die hen-
PAUL du Toit, voorsitter van die Letaba ski-      gelaar met mees verdienstelike vis. Hy het
boot klub, ontvang die trofee as naasbeste        ook n klub rekord gebreek.
hengelaar vir die jaar 2006 van Anelien
Osmers.




JOHAN Swart het
weggestap met die
"boobie" prys vir
mans.




FRANCOIS Prinsloo
is tydens die Letaba
ski-boot klub prys-
uitdeling as die ju-
nior visserman wat
die beste vordering
getoon het, be-
kroon.
       PAGE 38                                                             LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                             SPORT




Letaba Skibootklub hou prysuitdeling

                                                                                                                                                          NOG ‘n lid van die Letaba ski-boot klub wat
                                                                                                                                                          uitstekend gevaar het was Karl Osmers. Karl
                                                                                                         WIAAN de Wet is aangewys as die klub se
                                                                                                                                                          het beide die Du Roi seilvis trofee en die
                                                                                                         naasbeste hengelaar, die klub se grootste tuna
LUCINDA Engelbrecht was een van die aand                                                                                                                  Canny Memorial, in sy vrou Anelien se hande,
                                                                                                         asook die hengelaar met die meeste SADSAA
se groot wenners. Sy is aangewys as beste                                                                                                                 vir die meeste spesies ontvang asook die trofee
                                                                                                         punte en ontvang sy trofeë vanaf Anelien
junior hengelaar O/19, beste junior vrou en                                                                                                               vir die lid met die meeste punte gedurende die
                                                                                                         Osmers. Wiaan het ook die Jan Welthagen
die hengelaar met die grootste koningsvis. Sy       CHRISTENE Engelbrecht is as die Letaba ski-                                                           Letaba ski-boot klub kompetisie. Die Lannie
                                                                                                         marlyn wisseltrofee ontvang en ‘n sertifikaat
het ook ‘n sertifikaat ontvang vir ‘n nuwe klub     boot klub se beste vroue hengelaar, asook                                                             Motors trofee vir die beste manshengelaar in
                                                                                                         vir sy klub rekord Engelsman van 5,12kg.
rekord.                                             hengelvrou van die jaar aangewys.                                                                     ‘n klub kompetise het ook aan Karl gegaan.




      Tzaneen’s strategy to win the rally
       GOING down a small forest dirt road at           they will be seen at the finish line. " We
       160km/h plus, isn't anybody's cup of tea.        would like to take the first day easy and
       It takes concentration, skills but most of all   attack on the second day" Eddie con-
       raw talent.                                      cluded.
          Learning to drive a rally car can be done,      Mohammed Moosa is still a rookie in the
       but if you don't have talent you'll never        sport, having only completed one full sea-
       come close to the big boys. Tzaneen has          son of rallying. He has already clinched the
       two such talented drivers competing in the       class S5 regional championship title, in his
       National and Regional rally champion-            Mega Hardware Subaru, and if all goes well
       ships, the young gun Mohammed Moosa              a second place in the competitive class N3
       and the experienced Eddie Simpson.               national championship could be his as
       LETABA HERALD recently caught up with            well, all Mohammed has to do is to finish
       the two drivers to hear what their strategy      the event. This doesn't mean that the
       will be for the upcoming Toyota Tzaneen          youngster is going to be off the pace.
       rally.                                             He learned driving on these forestry
          Starting with the more experienced of the     roads and will be able to read the road                                                                           ABOVE:         Eddie
       two, Eddie Simpson has already 5 years of        much better than the other crews. " A win                                                                         Simpson and the pop-
       rallying experience. He has won his class        on our home rally will be nice but we also                                                                        ular yellow Opel
       championship once already and is known           have a lot to loose. We have our strategy but                                                                     Corsa.
       as Mr. Reliable, after competing every event     we are not going to let the cat out of the bag
       they entered in the 2005 Northern Regional       just yet" Mohammed said.
       championship.                                      The talented Tzaneen youngster will def-
          The team isn't regular competitors in the     initely be amongst the top runners in his,
                                                                                                                                                                          LEFT:    Mohammed
       National Championship but being that this        Team Total Toyota RunX Rsi rally-car.
                                                                                                                                                                          Moosa        strapped
       event is in Tzaneen, the team just can't           Both teams said that if the Tzaneen area
                                                                                                                                                                          tightly into his re-
       resist.                                          were blessed with rain this week the rally
                                                                                                                                                                          gional rally car.
          The bright yellow Opel Corsa rally-car        would become a battle of survival.
       won't be up for overall victory on the event       The rally starts Friday, October 20 at
       seeing that it's the car with the smallest       11h00 at the Tzaneen Tourism/information
       engine in the field. However Eddie says that     centre.
                  SPORT                                                LETABA HERALD - Vrydag 20 Oktober 2006                                                                          PAGE 39




All the info on all the rally action
                                                                                                    Tzaneen tricky for co-drivers
                                                                                                    Tzaneen- hardwork for drivers and co-drivers         In the smaller classes Claudio Piazza-Musso
                                                                                                    alike                                              and Greg Gericke seems to be getting it right,
                                                                                                      The South African rally competitors have         while Mohammed Moosa and Henry Dear-
                                                                                                    had the pleasure to drive both the Osram and       love are also not doing badly in the lesser
                                                                                                    Subaru Rallies earlier this year on the new        classes.
                                                                                                    Route Note system, and will now have the             The Toyota Tzaneen Rally will however be
                                                                                                    opportunity to enter the Tzaneen plantations       the first real test and as we write this article the
                                                                                                    also armed with Route Notes.                       teams are studying the four hour long DVD
                                                                                                      This system has been used for more than 12       comparing it with the 185 pages of intense
                                                                                                    years in Europe but due to various problems in     Notes preparing to tackle what is arguably the
                                                                                                    the past, so called "notes" were kept away from    toughest rally in South Africa.
                                                                                                    the South Africa teams placing young drivers at
                                                                                                    a huge disadvantage against more experi-
                                                                                                    enced crews.
                                                                                                      The technical nature of the Tzaneen forests
                                                                                                    means that navigators will have to make more
                                                                                                    than 7700 calls during the two days and
                                                                                                    drivers will have to remember the calls in the
                                                                                                    sequence they come.
                                                                                                      The Route Notes did bring down the seeding
                                                                                                    of most drivers who did not experience prob-
                                                                                                    lems during the two mentioned events, and it is
                                                                                                    expected that Tzaneen will be the real test.
                                                                                                      The incredible number of calls will however
                                                                                                    become a nightmare for teams who lose their
                                                                                                    place - and if the competitors decide to
                                                                                                    continue with the system for 2007 good nav-
                                                                                                    igators will become worth their weight in
                                                                                                    gold.
                                                                                                      Almost every dip, bump, corner and rock in
                                                                                                    the route has been described and teams, who
                                                                                                    are able to apply this precious information
                                                                                                    best, will gain a huge advantage.
                                                                                                      One has to look at the top combinations
                                                                                                    such as Serge Damseaux and Robert Paisley.
                                                                                                    This team were unbeatable in the Cape, run-
                                                                                                    ning like the proverbial Toyota train though the
                                                                                                    stages dictating the pace, while during the
                                                                                                    Osram rally in the Free State Jan Habig and
                                                                                                    Douglas Judd set an incredible pace through
                                                                                                    the stages in their BP Polo.


THE map showing the location of the first days stages.

Get the best spot for the ultimate adrenalin rush
...Continued from page 40                         teams will do another 9 stages. For more
   Keep on this road for +- 2,8 kms, turn right   information on where to see the rally action on
through gateposts and proceed along gravel        Saturday get a spectator guide.
track.                                              Spectator guides and maps are available at
   After +- 1 km and just after Shooting Range    the start of the rally or at Simpson motors.
on LHS, turn left through gate posts (ignore      Those with internet can download the spec-
gravel track on Right just after gate posts);     tator map at www.rallystar.co.za or www.ral-
proceed for further                               lyworld.net.
450 metres until
junction. Spectator
Viewpoint is at this
junction.
   Cars travel down
the "mineshaft" and
turn 90 degree left.
   STAGE             5
ROOIKOPPIES First
car due: 15h35
   Exit Tzaneen on
the      R36/Duivels-
kloof road, after +-
4,6 kms turn left on
the R71 towards Po-
lokwane (no road
sign at this junc-
tion).
   After +- 6,5 kms,
turn right onto gravel
road into the tea
plantation opposite
sign Commonwealth
Plantations. Proceed
along gravel road for
240 metres until "Y"
junction (just after
bridge). Park here
and proceed on foot
up the gravel track
(the track is too nar-
row for vehicles) for
230 metres until
junction. Cars come
down the plantation
track, over the nar-
row canal bridge, in-
to 90-degree left and
proceed along the
canal road.
   On Saturday Oc-
tober 21 the rally
       PAGE 40                                                       LETABA HERALD - Friday 20 October 2006                                                             SPORT




Best rally action this weekend in Tzn




RALLY cars will once again be flying through the Tzaneen forests this Friday and Saturday as Fernando Reuda and Martin Botha did during the 2005 Tzaneen Rally.



                                                                                             Get the most action here...
                                                                                             WONDERING where to see the best rally                    STAGE 2 TRIANGLE First car due: 11h27
                                                                                             action during the 2006 Toyota Tzaneen Rally?             Follow the directions to the Spectator View-
                                                                                             Here is some of the best spectator points for         point of Stage 1 until 4,6 kms (at sign Eagles
                                                                                             Friday October 20, with the compliments               Nest). At this point, proceed straight on to-
                                                                                             ofLETABA HERALD.                                      wards Modjadji for another +- 4 kms until Kilo
                                                                                               STAGE 1 BIRDS First car due: 11h12                  post 11. Park along edge of road. Spectator
                                                                                               Exit Tzaneen on the R71/Gravelotte road,            Viewpoint is along far LHS of tar road.
                                                                                             past the Tzaneen Show Grounds. After +- 1 km,            STAGE 4 MINE- SHAFT First car due:
                                                                                             turn left towards Deerpark. After +- 5 kms, turn      14h37
                                                                                             left (no sign post). Proceed for +- 2,5 kms until        Return to Tzaneen on the R36 Duivelskloof
                                                                                                                        "T" junction. At "T"       road. Ignore the off ramp to R528/Polokwane
                                                                                                                        junction, turn right to-   and R71/Tzaneen and proceed along the
                                                                                                                        wards Modjadji and         R36/Lydenburg road. At the 3 way stop, pro-
                                                                                                                        proceed along road         ceed straight on. At the 4 way stop with Sasol
                                                                                                                        for +- 4,6 kms until       Garage on the right and Ben Vorster School on
                                                                                                                        gravel road on RIGHT       the left, turn right into Circle Drive. After
                                                                                                                        next to sign Eagles        another +- 1,3 km, at the multiple intersection,
                                                                                                                        Nest. Park on either       turn right onto Claude Wheatley road (exercise
                                                                                                                        side of gravel road.       caution at this junction).
                                                                                                                        Spectator Viewpoint           After 500 metres, crossroads, proceed
                                                                                                                        is 100 metres up the       straight on and exit Tzaneen on the D589
                                                                                                                        hill at sharp hairpin      towards Agatha past Flora Park.
                                                                                                                        corner.
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