R1,00 VAT included N e w s i n P H A L A B O R WA - G R AV E L O T T E - M I C A - H O E D S P R U I T- n u u s Volume 20 No 45 17 NOVEMBER 2006 Huge injection for tracking unit The Kruger National Park's (KNP) Executive Director, Dr Bandile Mkhize, right, presents a gift to the Thubelisha Homes Chief Executive Officer Mr Kevin Duncan after the announcement that Thubelisha Homes will be sponsoring the KNP's Cybertracker Programme with R300 000 over the next three years. Photo courtesy of Raymond Travers. Kruger Park receives first instalment The Kruger National Park's isha Homes for this wonderful do- a R300 000 donation to the project (KNP) Executive Director, Dr nation, because it means that my which will be rolled out over the Bandile Mkhize was presented ranger colleagues and I can more next three years. with a R100 000 cheque from effectively continue with our vital This will mean that many of the Thubelisha Homes as the first in- role of patrolling the areas of the Cybertracker units currently used stalment of a three-year donation KNP under our control," said the by the KNP's ranger corps will be to the park's Cybertracker Pro- KNP's most experienced ranger, replaced during the following 36 gramme. Mr Louis Olivier. month period. "We are very grateful to Thubel- The R100 000 cheque was part of Apart from the Thubelisha Homes Continued on p3 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 2 Consumer Drukkersduiwels - Adverteerders, let wel: Why do you need an Estate Agent? Hoewel Palabora & Hoedspruit Herald Have you ever thought of buying a house Because the seller typically hires the The estate agent is the link between the deurgaans alle sorg uitoefen om ad- without an Estate Agent, if you answer agent, the agent is legally obliged to buyer and the seller. vertensiekopie foutloos aan te bied, kan yes, think again. represent the seller's interests. The agent will negotiate an agreement of ons nie verantwoordelik gehou word You are letting yourself into unfarmiliar This means you as the client must decide sale acceptable to both parties. vir set-of drukfoute wat wel in ad- ground. what offers to make and what counter- An offer to purchase is drafted by the vertensies verskyn, en nie die wese How can an estate agent assist me ? offers to accept. estate agent. daarvan benadeel nie. Your search for a new home can be made Don't accept an offer you are not com- This must be signed by the agent, the much easier if you use the services of an pletely comfortable with. buyer and the seller. estate agent. What are the benefits of using an estate Once signed it becomes a legal binding Agents make it their business to provide agent ? contract of sale. every service connected with your search The agent can help you to set up a plan of So you as the client need to make sure for a home - from expert advice in the early action through an analysis of your needs that you are comfortable with the offer that stages, to careful monitoring of your set- and finances, the current housing market is made, because at the end you are the tlement. and homes available in your price range person that are liable. The more closely you work with one and in your area. A copy of this document must be attached agent, the better your needs become The agent personally conducts your to the loan application form. known and the more effectively they can search to find neighbourhoods and homes For this services rendered by the estate help you - saving you time and possible that fit your requirements. agent, being the searching for the ideal trouble. The agent can guide you through making home, and all the work until, the deal has All agents are bound by law to deal fairly an offer on a home and then presenting the been signed and registered, they charge a and ethically with both the buyer and the offer to the seller. fee or commission that is payble by the seller. What is the role of the estate agent ? seller. Take caution this festive season With the Festive Season holiday period Inform you neighbours of your plans and you have found be poorly lit. fast approaching Business Against Crime ensure that all the windows and doors to Never give your PIN to anyone, not a South Africa and the South African Police your house are closed. bank official or a security guard, and never Service (SAPS) would like to caution the While travelling to your holiday des- accept assistance from a stranger. public against sideling safety and security tination ensure that you plan your route Only count your cash in a secure location issues, in favour of holiday festivities. well in advance and inform someone of and never in front of the ATM. Since holidaymakers often travel to un- your plans. When on holiday think twice while shop- familiar destinations, relegating personal Be particularly cautious when driving ping in an unfamiliar environment and safety to a secondary issue is particularly alone, especially at night, and avoid stop- avoid carrying large amounts of cash on concerning. ping in remote areas. your person. Business Against Crime and the SAPS Under no circumstances should you give Never leave valuables in plain sight in a would suggest that if you will be going on a lift to a stranger. shopping trolley and always accompany holiday you should ensure that somebody, Always place your valuables in the boot your children to public toilets. a neighbour, family member or friend, of your car and never leave items such We all look forward to our well-deserved clears you post box while you are away. cellphones and wallets in plain sight and break at the end of the year - and rightfully unattended in a vehicle. so. When using an ATM while on holiday, However, do not allow the Festive Season adopt the same safety principles that you to become the Silly Season and become a would use when you are not on holiday victim of crime. and on your normal day to day routine. In a police emergency call the SAPS Do not let down your guard. Emergency number 10111 or if you have Remain alert at the ATM and if you notice any information about a suspected crim- anything suspicious stop your transaction inal or activity please call Crime Stop at and leave. 08600 10111 Find an alternative ATM should the one Mosambiek, hier kom ons .Goeie nuus vir alle besoekers aan Die kantore is geleë in 24 Hardekool Mosambiek is dat die verpligte derde- straat, Phalaborwa. party versekering in Phalaborwa beskik- Belangrike inligting wat u moet vergesel baar is. is die volgende: volle name en van, Die agentskap is bekom deur Mnr Johan paspoort nommer en woonadres, voertuig de Klerk en word onderskryf deur Hollard besonderhede insluitende onderstelnom- Mozambique. mer asook registrasie nommer van die Die koste beloop R150.00 per selfaange- voertuig waarmee u gaan ry. drewe voertuig en R80.00 vir 'n sleepwa Dit is uiters noodsaaklik om die inligting ens. saam te bring anders sal die derdeparty Die versekering is sedert Januarie 2006 versekering nie uitgereik kan word nie. by die kantore van die Palabora Hoed- Die kantore van die Palabora Hoedspruit spruit Herald beskikbaar. Herald is oop vanaf Maandae tot Don- derdae 08:00 tot 16:30 en op Vrydae vanaf 08:00 tot 16:00. Die kantore van die Palabora Hoedspruit Herald sal egter op Vrydag, 15 Desember 2006 vir die feesseisoen sluit. Vir verdere inligting kan die kantoor geskakel word by (015) 781 5484. 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 3 News Cybertrackers easy to use Continued from p1 donation, which came to SANParks via found in Kruger so the time has come that the SANParks volunteer organisation, the they are replaced," added Mr Olivier. Honorary Rangers, there are also various The KNP has 22 ranger sections, spread other Cybertracker fund-raising pro- out over the entire two million hectare grammes, including an e-donation ini- park. Each ranger section has an average tiative on the SANParks Website of 10 field rangers, with a section ranger (www.sanparks.org). managing the area under his or her con- The Cybertracker programme is run on trol. Patrols on foot, bicycle, motorbike, palm pilot hand-held computers that are vehicle or ultralight aircraft are sent out linked to Global Positioning Systems every day on each section and each patrol (GPS) that help accurately plot the oc- carries at least one Cybertracker unit with currence of carcasses, plants, animals, it. traps, tracks, evidence of poaching in- When the ranger patrol returns to the cidents and many others. ranger station, data collected on the Cy- Instead of using the written word, Cy- bertracker is downloaded onto a PC and is bertrackers use symbols which make them then sent via email to KNP's Scientific quick and easy to use - even for illiterate Service so that it can be added to the users. central database. "We have used Cybertrackers in Kruger Data can be interpreted in various ways, since 2003 but the first units we received including rare animal sightings, areas cov- are starting to show their age from a ered by patrols, alien species found or technological point of view. disease control, as well as Big Five sight- They have also endured harsh treatment ings for tourists visiting the Park. that is unavoidable in the rough terrain Mr Keith Marshall, Managing Director of Palabora Mining Company with Mr He Jiazeng from China Minmetals Corporation at the signing ceremony held the past week The latest Commu- in Phalaborwa. nity Policing Fo- rum took place this PMC sign three-year deal with China past Monday night at Lantana Lodge. It was well attend- ed by the com- China Minmetals Corporation has signed the contract, which will give it access to a muntiy of Phal- a three-year supply deal to buy iron ore stable supply of high quality iron ore fines, aborwa. concentrate from Palabora Mining Com- according to Minmetals Development, the Inspector Chris pany. listed arm of China Minmetals Corp. Nel, spokesperson China National Minerals (CNM), a raw Palabora Mining Company is 47% for the Phalaborwa material and non-ferrous metal trading owned by Rio Tinto, with Anglo American SAPS, reported to subsidiary of Minmetals, will take up to owning a further 28.5% percent stake. the public on all 2-million tons per year of magnetite con- The company sold about 800,000 tonnes residential bur- centrate from PMC, starting as early as of beneficiated magnetite in 2005, of glary’s, vehicles October. which about 600,000 tonnes was ex- theft and other ‘The deal represents a big increase to ported to China and about 200,000 tonnes crimes. PMC’s current sales of 1,2-million tons per sold to the coal washing industry. year of iron to China’, the company re- A delegation from China Minmetals Corp ported. visited Palabora Mining Company the past China National Minerals will pay around week to clinch the three year deal be- $189 million over the next three years of tween the two companies. SAPS successes The following arrests were made from Monday, 6 November to Monday 13 November 2006. The police in Phalaborwa managed to arrest one person for assault GBH, 4 residential burglary, 2 assault common, 1 drunk driving, 3 shoplifting, 2 crimen injuria, 1 theft general, 1 robbery com- mon, 3 drinking in public and three peo- ple were arrested by the Phalaborwa SAPS for traffic violatioons You can phone the SAPS at (015) 780 3314 or 10111 to lay a complaint. The number for the duty officer on stand- by is 084 5811 282. Should you have information that will help the SAPS in solving a crime, please do not hesitate to contact them on (015) 780 3313 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 4 Briewe BRIEWE / LETTERS / BRIEWE / LETTERS Phalaborwa hospitaal lewer puik diens Bazil en Fatima Cornelissen van Pha- geneem. laborwa skryf: Vir al die lede van die gemeentskap wat "Ek het net die grootse waardering vir die so klae oor die hospitaal, hulle weet nie personeel van Phalaborwa Hospitaal. waarvan hulle praat nie. Ek is onlangs begin sleg voel en is toe om Ek het slegs die beste sorg ontvang, my aandrang van my familie na Maputa vrou is 'n paar dae na my ook met Malaria Malatji Hospitaal in Namagkale toe, daar gediagnoseer en is ook opgeneem. is 'n bloedtoets gedoen vir Malaria, en het Groot was my verbasing toe hulle ons die toets negatief teruggekom. saam in die selfde saal sit. Sowat twee dae daarna was ek nogsteeds Die personeel was die vriendelikste en nie beter nie, en het ek my na Phalaborwa om nie eers van die kos te praat nie. hospitaal gewend, daar is dieselfde toets So vir diegene wat iets te sê het oor die gedoen, maar die keer was die uislag hospitaal, voordat jy nie self daar was nie, positief en is ek in die hospitaal op- moet asseblief nie oordeel nie." The Kulani Day Care Centre situated in Maseke Village visited the Khamai Reptile Park outside Hoedspruit recently as a school outing and to learn more about reptiles and snakes in particular. The day was enjoyed by all. Back right to left: Rachael Masebo, principal at Kulani Day Care Centre, Ronald, Bavama, Auntie Maggie, Jitta, the caretaker at Khamai Reptile park, Hlokomelo, Mtsako, Auntie Philistus and Believe. In front from left to right: Praise, Conquor, Kunene, Connie, Tottie, Itumeleng and Eugine. Honde verdwyn Gesoek my Foxterrier tefie. Help the Lions, to help Sy het weg geraak in die industrieële gebied op Saterdag, 4 November 2006. the less for fortunate Sy het 'n grys en blou truitjie aangehad en reageer op die naam Spottie. Collect a Toy for underprivileged chil- "Asseblief sy is soos 'n kind vir my en ek dren for Phalaborwa and villages. verlang baie, as enige iemand my kind kry, The Lions Club of Phalaborwa ask all is daar 'n belonging van R200" children, who have toys they no longer Indien u weet waar 'Spottie' haar bevind need or play with, to pass it on to the less skakel gerus vir Louise by 076 120 5205. fortunate children. This will make their lives a little better to Nog ‘n hond het verlore geraak in die know that there are people who care. week. Put a smile on their faces, and do your Hierdie keer is dit ‘n Husky/Wolfhond good deed for Xmas as it is a time for wat verlore geraak het by Krusen woon- giving. stelle oorkant Le Bamba by die taxi staan- All Lions of Phalaborwa would like thank plekke. Sy het ligblou oë en lyk soos ‘n one and all for their generous Support. Abby Heysamen, een van die deelnemers Susan Cloete wat gaan meeding om die wolf. Sy reageer op die naam Sheila en is For further information contact Jackie aan Mnr Ivory’s. Foto’s van die deel- kroon vir Mej Ivory’s wat eersdaags geleer om by niemand anders iets te eet Henning on 083 244 7700 or Joa Baden- nemers is geneem deur Wessel Wessels plaasvind. nie. Haar eienaars mis haar verskriklik en horst on 083 252 7632. Collection boxes will be placed at Spar, het ‘n R500 beloning vir enigiemand wat weet waar sy haar bevind. Vir verdere Pick & Pay and Checkers. So gather all your old toys and those one’s Ivory Gardens kroon weer dorp se mooistes inligting kan Louis geskakel word by 015 781 3134 of 073 853 7828. that you don’t play with and give it to someone less fortunate. Mnr en Mej Ivory's word weereens die geleë in Koperweg plaasvind en sal by jaar vir die soveelste keer aangebied. elke geleentheidstiptelik afskop om Die glans geleentheid sal plaasvind op 20:00. Saterdag, 25 November 2006. Tydens die Die wenners sal ook dan bo en gehalwe ads geleentheid sal daar tien finaliste gekies word. die kroon ook wegstap met arms vol pryse. @ Hulle sal dan deurdring tot die finale rondte. Toegangs geld vir elk een van die geleen- thede beloop slegs R10 per persoon. Die finaliste sal dan meeding om die Inskrywingsvorm is tans beskikbaar by herald kroon op Saterdag, 9 Desember 2006. Daar lê voorwaar die jaar 'n moeilike Ivory Gardens. Die kompetisie is oop vir mans en dames .co.za besluit vir die beoordeellaars voor. Die geleenthede sal by Ivory Gardens tussen die ouderdomme van 16 en 30 jaar. Vir verdere inligting skakel, Andre Lourens by 082 863 5001 Mr Phillip Prinsloo and his wife Elise, celebrating his 60th birthday aswell as the 10th birthday of his business, Abelana Builders on Saturday. The function was held at the Municipal Lapa. 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 5 Promotion 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 6 Competition More winners on the way Forty years ago, PEP set out to prizes. So don't wait any longer, go and offer affordable, quality merchan- The answer of the question ac- visit Pep at Shoprite Centre today dise to everyone in South Africa at companied by your receipt of the and stand a chance to win great the lowest possible price and they purchase made in store can be prizes courtesy of Pep Shoprite are still going strong. dropped off in the box supplied in Centre and Palabora Hoedspruit If you have been reading our store. Herald. newspaper for the past month, you The first winner in the compe- You could be the next lucky win- The HiSense DVD player that is up for grabs in this weeks would have seen that the Palabora tition, Sarah Rikhotso walked ner in this fabulous competition competition of PEP Shoprite Centre and the Palabora Hoed- Hoedspruit Herald in co-opera- away with a Motorola C118 cell- and walk away with either a spruit Herald. tion with PEP Shoprite Centre are phone to the value of R249.00. HiSense DVD or a Nokia Cell- One lucky person can walk away with this prize to the value of running a new fabulous compe- For the coming week and the phone. 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One-of-a-kind craftshow South African producers of handmade individual and emerging craft producers. products who wish to showcase their Individual exhibitors are craft producers work at the country's premier individ- whose businesses are established, and ually crafted and contemporary applied who are ready for the export market. arts trade show, One of a Kind, can now Emerging businesses that are not yet ready apply for next year's show. for the export market can participate in the This business-to-business trade show, show as part of the various provincial which will be collocated with Decorex stands. Jhb at Gallagher Estate from 8 - 12 August Viljoen says One of a Kind has earned the 2007, offers a unique marketing oppor- reputation as the craft industry's leading tunity for the best designer homeware, marketplace in South Africa, and has all décor items, corporate gifts, jewellery, the elements to move craft businesses curios and fashion accessories to be show- forward and ahead in the industry. cased to local and international buyers, "Participation in the show is one of the and to the public. most valuable business decisions a craft Megan Viljoen, convenor of the One of a producer can make for his business. Kind Trade Show, says One of a Kind is a The one-of-a-kind products on show are celebration of the global revival of all amongst the finest in the world. things handmade and heart warming. These products tell a story from the heart "The show has come into its own the past and it is this story that makes the products three years and it is a true reflection of the so unique to our country and so fas- outstanding handmade products available cinating to the trade." in the country. More than 30 international buyers, rep- Our local and international buyers know resenting retail outlets in countries such as they will find products that are proudly Germany, France, Australia, Japan, the and uniquely South African, and our ex- United Kingdom and America, as well as 3 hibitors take comfort in knowing that their 800 members of the local trade, are ex- handmade work will not disappear be- pected to attend next year's show. tween masses of factory manufactured Business linkages are facilitated between products." these buyers and the exhibitors. To qualify for One of a Kind, participants For more information on One of a Kind or must be classified as small, medium or to apply as an individual exhibitor at the micro enterprises. show, contact Princess Tsotsetsi on tel They can be craft producers with their (011) 549-8405 / 549-8300. own business in craft, marketing agents, or The application form can also be down- gallery representatives. loaded from the One of a Kind website at The show allows for participation by www.oneofakind.co.za email@example.com Please note Gremlins - Advertisers please note Although Palabora & Hoedspruit Her- ald exercises every care to ensure that advertising copy is presented without mistakes, we do not accept responsibility for setting or printing errors which do not materially alter or damage an adver- tisement. 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 7 Promotion 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 8 Motoring New SUV for Mercedes Mercedes-Benz presents a new highlight or negotiating rough terrain. Occupants in the luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) enjoy freedom of movement even on the market segment: the GL-Class. The seven- two full-sized individual seats in the third seater premium off-roader offers excellent row. The distance to the middle row of handling both on and off-road and pam- seats is 815 mm, with 979 mm headroom pers occupants with its spacious interior for passengers. If fewer seats are required, and the comfort of a luxury saloon. The the rear individual seats can be stowed GL, furthermore, sets another milestone electrically at the push of a button, either with the PRE-SAFE® safety system, a first individually or in tandem to provide a in this market segment. completely flat load surface. The luggage With its poised, assured presence, the compartment capacity amounts to 1 240l GL's aspirations to conquer this market in the five-seater configuration. The GL segment are clearly visible. The distinctive can provide up to 2 300l of load capacity, design idiom exudes power and exclu- with the load compartment measuring 2 sivity. Calm body surfaces, powerful, 128 mm in length. In line with the wide wedge-shaped features and striking details range of applications handled by the ver- give the impression of forward motion satile all-rounder, the multi-zone THER- even when stationary. The spacious body MOTRONIC climatic comfort system fit- (length 5 088 mm, width 1 920 mm, height ted as standard in the GL models provides 1 840 mm) is beautifully proportioned. consistent temperature for all seven seats The welcoming interior with top-quality both in winter and on summer days. materials provides passengers with that Other standard convenience and comfort feel-good atmosphere that only a Mer- appointments include electrically ad- The new Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) from Mercedes Benz. cedes-Benz can, with more than ample justable front seats and a fixed rear glass Photo: Quickpic space for seven people. The GL offers roof above the third row of seats. superb comfort - whether you're popping The GL makes full use of the advantages strength with intelligent lightweight steel The GL meets all the requirements of a into town, cruising hundreds of kilometers of its unitised body, combining optimum design. The result is excellent passive state-of-the-art, luxury SUV and even re- safety. Combined with the front and rear defines them on a higher level. Yet the deformation zones, the high-strength oc- hallmark Mercedes-Benz off-roader genes cupant cell forms an efficient base for the such as superlative robustness, rugged- occupant protection systems that in- ness and long-term durability have not clude: been compromised. It is not without rea- - Adaptive, two-stage airbags for the driv- son that the model designation echoes the er and front passenger legendary precursor of all Mercedes-Benz - Sidebags in the front, and in the middle off-road vehicles - the G-Class. The ev- row of seats ergreen off-roader is now in its 27th year of - Windowbags across all three rows of production. seats from the A to the D-pillar 4MATIC - the permanent four-wheel drive - NECK-PRO crash-responsive head re- system from Mercedes-Benz - provides the straints for the driver and front passenger GL with superior handling whatever the - Three-point seat belts on all seven conditions. Together with the standard seats AIRMATIC air suspension, the precise - Seat-belt tensioners and adaptive belt- speed-sensitive power steering and the force limiters for the driver and front Adaptive Damper System (ADS), the im- passenger, seat-belt tensioners and belt- posing GL, with a wheelbase of 3 075 mm, force limiters on the outer seats in the handles impressively. Stability when tow- middle row. ing a trailer is no less impressive thanks to With the PRE-SAFE® preventive occu- ESP Trailer Stabilisation. It defuses critical pant protection system, a world first in this driving situations involving a trailer before market segment, Mercedes-Benz has they become dangerous by precisely ap- raised safety to an even higher level. The plying the brakes, while AIRMATIC pro- system's most striking feature: passive vides fully automatic level adjustment. and active safety systems are networked Special off-road features such as Down- with each other. PRE-SAFE utilises the hill Speed Regulation (DSR), hill-start as- sensors in the dynamic handling control sist and off-road ABS assist the GL driver systems such as ABS, BAS and ESP and off road. The Off-Road Pro engineering optimises the protective function of the package, fitted as standard, means the GL passive safety components in potential can also handle the most extreme off-road accident situations. The GL also takes terrain. This includes a two-speed transfer pedestrian protection to a new level. The case with a low range ratio and 100 % front section includes precisely defined differential locks for the transfer case and ample crumple space between the body the rear axle. The modified AIRMATIC air and the major assemblies underneath. In suspension, designed specifically for the conjunction with impact zones that are more demanding conditions, increases designed to yield, this design provides a the ground clearance to a maximum of high degree of protection both for pedes- 307 mm where required with a fording trians and cyclists. depth to 600 mm. 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 9 School news Left: The best performing pupils at Phu- lani Bjiola Primary School in Majeje seen here with their teachers.Ms Unice Ntsangwisi (Principal) and Ms Hlamalane Motsanani (Deputy Pricipal) are seen in the middle. Right: Rethabile Primary School in Na- makgale’s Best Performing pupils from Grade 1 to 7. The pupils are flanked by their teachers at the back. Schiettocht School held an "Around the World" concert re- cently. The learn- ers showcased the diverse cultures from around the world. Some of the countries included were South Africa, Netherlands, Unt- ed States of Amer- ica, Lesotho, Namibia and Spain. For schoolnews please contact Mariëtte on 015 781 5484 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 10 Community Another award for PMC On Friday evening 10 November 2006 with approximately 120 volunteers who Palabora Mining Company won the Cor- work with the Palabora Foundation, the porate Category in the Sowetan/Old Mu- Department of Health and Social De- tual/SABC Community Builder of the velopment other NGOs and local gov- Year Competition at a gala function at the ernment. Sandton Convention Centre. . The HIV/Aids Support Group continues Keith Marshall (Managing Director) and to meet on a monthly basis for capacity SHE Rasebotsa (Phelang Programme Man- building purposes and to plan and review ager) accepted the award on behalf of progress of their work. Palabora. During the year they conducted 1 187 This is the second major national award home visits and visited eight schools, three that Palabora has won for the work that the prisons and four churches and seven farms Palabora Foundation is carrying out in and two military bases. surrounding communities. There are thirty seven community Peer On the 5 October the Palabora also won Group educators who play a valuable role the Nedbank Green Capital Mining Award when visiting high risk areas and had the for the best corporate socio-economic opportunity during the year to address 6 programme. 117 males and 5 610 females on HIV/Aids The Phelang Ba-Phalaborwa HIV/Aids related issues at these sites. She Rasebotsa,(middel, blue shirt),manager of the Phelang Programme with members programme was initiated in the area at the The Phelang Community Centre provides of the Phelang Ba-Phalaborwa HIV/AIDS programme. beginning of 2001 and is funded by Pal- a wide range of services to the community abora Mining Company's the major fun- and Foskor Limited donates nutritional consultation and treatment. Previously those patients requiring ARV der, the Limpopo Province Department of supplements which are given to old and A further 22 were referred to the hospital treatment had to travel with great difficulty Health and Social Development, Foskor new Support Group members. for medical treatment. some 100 kilometres to the Letaba Re- Limited, Sasol Nitro and OXFAM AUS- The centre is also the centralised dis- The Bana Pele project continued with gional Hospital. TRALIA and the National Development tribution point for male and female con- funding from the National Development Treatment is now more accessible to local Agency. doms to approximately 40 different sites in Agency with a programme in three pilot communities and better managed through This project commenced in 2001 with a the area and additional funding is received communities to assist orphans and vul- the support structures set up by the Phe- baseline study to determine the impact of from OXFAM Australia to build capacity nerable children to register with the De- lang Community Centre. the pandemic in the area and the study with the Support Group. partment of Social Development for social The statutory Ba-Phalaborwa local was funded by the Nelson Mandela Chil- The Home Based Care (HBC) group has grants and food relief. HIV/Aids Council continues to meet dren's Fund. doubled in size since 2002 and has pro- Registration with the Department of on a monthly basis and deals mainly with The purpose of the programme is to use vided a valuable service in the com- Home Affairs was for birth certificates. policy and district issues relating to an effective HIV & Aids management munity. Seventy - nine children received birth HIV/Aids. system to minimise the impact of HIV & The Department of Health and Social certificates, 103 foster grants and forty The Ba-Phalaborwa HIV/Aids Awareness Aids in the community. Development donated home based care three child support grants, and thirty are programme has been recognized as one of The Phelang Community Centre is lo- kits to the various home based care sites. on a programme receiving food parcels. the most effective programmes in the cated in premises next to the Founda- The Home Based caregivers visited 5 261 The Phelang Community Centre also col- province tion's administration centre in Namak- patients during the year. lates statistical information on sexually gale which was formerly the Palabora Mining Company family clinic. During the year, 252 people were referred to the Phelang Community Centre for transmitted infections, voluntary coun- selling and testing and the prevention of Nando’s coming soon! This project facilitated the establishment professional help of which 77 were re- mother to child transmission. In 1987 two great friends, Robert and of community support structures at 14 ferred to the Department of Health and The National Development Agency made Fernando, visited a famous little eatery wards and on approximately 20 farms Social Development for social assistance, a funding grant available to the Foun- called Chickenland, in Rosettenville, a dation for the establishment of two com- humble suburb south of Johannesburg. munity vegetable gardens which included It was there that their lives and the lives of the sinking of boreholes, erection of water millions changed forever. tanks, fencing off of the property and the As the people's love of Nando's chicken purchase of farming equipment and grew, so too did the flames of the Nando's seeds. brand as they spread to all corners of The most significant achievement in South Africa. 2005 was the accreditation by the Na- Today, there are over 180 restaurants tional Department of Health and Social around our vibrant country. Their newest Development of the Phelang Community restaurant will open soon in Phalaborwa. Centre at the Palabora Foundation and the Nando's Phalaborwa will be situated in Khanyisa Clinic at the Maphuta Malatji the Checkers Centre opposite Capitec District Hospital to 'roll-out" antiretro- Bank. Watch the press for further details viral therapy treatment (ARV). and opening specials. 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 11 Skolenuus Die nuwe Sekuriteitsgroep by die Groen- skool vir 2007. Onder: Die swem-aflos swemmers van die Groenskool. Die nuwe Skolierpatrollie vir 2007 by die Groenskool. ‘n Nuwe Skolierpatrollie vir 2007 is verlede week by die Rooiskool aangekondig. Hulle is: (Nie volgens foto volgorde nie) - JD Nel (Hooofleier - seun), Chantelle Erasmus (Hoofleier - dogter) en die leiers is: Pieter van Wyk, Johan van Aardt, Topskole Gala Cherolene Mostert en Odelia Mills. Die res van die skolier- patrollie is: Juandré du Plooy, Dawn Mathebula, Khotso Let- soalo, leandre Grobler, Ruben Nel, Edward Joubert, Carl Die Groenskool het onlangs vir die eerste Coetzee, Christo Haasbroek, Marinus Potgieter, Elandré Adlen, keer aan die Topskole Gala in Polokwane Francois Stroebel, Penelope Shandlale, Elaine Clarke, Lucille deelgeneem. Hulle het vierde geiendig uit Barnard, Chanel Pirrie, Johanne Botha en Sharon du Preez. nege skole. Die skole wat deelgeneem het was Laer- skool Krugerpark (Mokopane) (1ste), Oosskool (2de), Laerskool Tzaneen (3de), Laerskool Phalaborwa (4de), Warmbad (5de), Laerskool Phalaborwa-Noord (6de), Laerskool Messina (7de), Laerskool Uni- corn (8ste) en Mitchell House Polokwane (9de). Tydens die Topskole Gala te Polokwane het dié swemmers goud verwerf. Hulle is Ryan Coetzee (50m Vryslag seuns o/11), Sumari Coetzee (50m Rugslag dogters o/8) en Hendrik Weidemann (50m Vrys- lag seuns o/10). Dié swemmers verower almal silwer. Hulle is Ryan Coetzee (50m Vlinderslag seuns o/11), Sumari Coetzee (50m Vrys- lag dogter o/8), Hendrik Weidemann (50m Rugslag seuns o/10) en Andries Weidemann (50m Rugslag seuns o/8). Hierdie swemmers verwerf brons by die Gala. Hulle is (Nie in foto volgorde nie) - Tiaan Terblanche (50m Rug- en Borsslag seuns o/11), Donovan Goosen (50m Vrys- lag seuns o/13), Chadé van der Schyff (50m Borsslag dogter o/10), Andries Wei- demann (50m Borsslag seuns 0/8) en Werny Taljaard (50m Rugslag dogters o/13). 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 12 Skolenuus Rooiskool prysuitdeling 2006 Die beste presteerders vir Gr 4 tot 7 by Laerskool Phalaborwa-Noord vir 2006 is Suné Scheepers (Gr 5), Mariska Korff (Gr 7), Leander Steenkamp (Gr 6) en Isabel Opperman (Gr 4). Die Dux-leerling vir 2006 is Nina-Mari Lightfoot. Sy ontvang Die sportseun van die jaar is harold Vorster (Gr 7). Hy ontvang toekennings vir senior dogtersatleet van die jaar, netbaldogter die volgende trofees: krieketspeler van die jaar, tennisspeler van van die jaar en sportdogter van die jaar. die jaar en hy deel die rugbyspeler van die jaar trofee met Dieter du Toit . Mariska Korff ont- vang die volgende toekennings: hoog- ste akademiese tro- feë, beste presteerder in Gr 7, beste prestasie in Afrikaans, Wiskunde, Natuur Wetenskap en Teg- nologie, Menslike en Sosiale Weten- Links: Die volgende leerlinge het sport- skap, Ekonomiese trofeë ontvang: voor: Loréne Streicher Bestuursweten- (Hokkie), Rachelle Strydom (Landloop), skap, Lewensoriën- Polly Ngobeni (Junior dogtersatleet). tering, Kuns en Middel: Prosper Mnisi (Junior seun- Kultuur en Bybel. satleet), Oriane Nieuwoudt (Swemmer van die jaar - dogters). Agter: Bongani Mculu (Senior seunsatleet), Leander Steenkamp (Swemmer van die jaar - se- uns) en Louis Kritzinger (Landloop). firstname.lastname@example.org Die Senior Skaakbeker is gewen deur Jan Coetzee en Carl Coetzee stap weg met die Junior Skaakbeker. Die Rooiskool wens dié twee broers baie geluk met hul puik spel deur die jaar. 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 13 Skolenuus Die graad 5 akademiese span vir 2006 by die Rooiskool is van Die graad 7 akademiese span is voor: Henri Booysen, Louis voor: Anja Pienaar, Lucille Barnard, Rachelle Strydom, Alicia Kritzinger, Harold Vorster, Nathan Nienaber, Armand du Strauss en Aurora Lopez. Middel: Odelia Mills, Penelope Plessis, Sinjin Süllwald, Chris Stroud, Pierre Schmahl en Bon- Shandlale, Johan van Aardt, Chenique Steyn, Annemary Laerskool Phalaborwa-Noord se graad 6 gani Mculu. Middel: Maryann Engelbrecht, Melandri Putter, Bayana. Agter: Jeanette Steyn, Carl Coetzee en Chané Pirrie. akademiese span is van voor: Natascha Anine Uys, Christine Gezane, Loréne Streicher, Renaldie Mein- Venter, René van der Merwe en Anica tjies, Nina-Mari Lightfoot, Danel Buitendag en Mariska Korff. Smit. Middel: Anneline le Roux, Louné Agter: Dieter du Toit, Delene Olivier, Sherise Louw, Zelke Korff en Liza Potgieter. Agter: Leander Süllwald, Antoinette Kroukamp, Chamoné de Jager, Lisa-Mari Steenkamp, Tsakani Mkhabela, Jean- Schnettler en Jan Coetzee. Pierre Olivier en Daniël van den Berg (afwesig op foto). Die volgende leerlinge het die onderskeie Kultuurtrofees verower. Voor: Loréne Streicher (Senior Afrikaanse Redenaar) Die nuwe leiers by die Rooiskool vir 2007 is: (Nie in foto Dié leerders is die nuwe Medialeiers vir 2007 by die Rooiskool. en Rachelle Strydom (Junior Afrikaanse volgorde nie) - Leander Steenkamp (Hoofseun), Dian van Hulle is (Nie in foto volgorde nie) - Rolandie Welgemoed, Tumi Redernaar). Middel: Sinjin Süllwald (Se- Rooyen (Onderhoofseun), Natascha Venter (Hoofdogter), Masete, Suné Scheepers, Debbie Marais, Jeanette Steyn, Rachel nior Engelse Redenaar) en Leander Louné Korff (Onderhoofdogter), Amber Coetzee, Marthinus Strydom, Alicia Strauss en Anja Pienaar. Steenkamp (Kultuurtrofee vir 2006). Janse van Rensburg, Kaya Mlambo, Jean-Pierre Olivier, Renier Agter: Dieter du Toit (Beste prestasie in Saunders, Daniël van den berg, Jamie du Preez, Anneline le Engels in Gr 7) en Pierre Schmahl (100% Roux, Tshakani Mkhabelo, Liza Potgieter, Anica Smit en René skoolbesoek van gr 1 tot gr 7). Afwesig op van der Merwe (afwesig op foto). Vir skolenuus foto: Suné Scheepers (Junior Afrikaanse Redenaar) kontak Mariëtte by 015 781 5484 Links: Hierdié twee leerlinge is verkies tot 2007 se seku- riteitsleiers. Hulle is Ben Koorzen en Suzan Lombard. 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 14 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 15 Smalls & Legals Trevor Nasser oppad Tydens die vieringe van die Nederduits Gereformeerde Gemeente in Gravelotte sal die bekende Kitaarvirtuoos, Trevor Nasser daar aan doen. Hy het in 2006 sy 21ste jaar in die musiekbedryf gevier met die uitreik van sy soveelste cd. Dit beloop om net so treffer soos die alom bekende tema lied van 'Vyfster' te wees. Sy opvoering vorm deel van die 55jaar van genade feesvieringe by die gemeente. Sy enigste optrede sal plaasvind op Vrydag, 17 November 2006 in die NG Gemeente Gravelotte. Die konsert sal stiptelik om 17:00 afskop en eindig net na 18:30. Koste vir kaartjies beloop slegs R20 per volwassene en R10 vir kinders. Vir 'n addisionele R30 kan jy aan 'n regte boere ete smul soos net die tannies van die kerk dit kan maak. Besprekings is 'n moet vanweë die feit dat daar net 'n beperkte aantal sitplekke beskikbaar is vir die vertoning. Die gemeente se 55jaar van genade fees sal afsluit met 'n nagmaal diens om Sondag, 19 November 2006 om 09:00. Daar sal ook op Saterdag, 25 November 2006’n kermis plaasvind. Vir besprekings en navrae kan die gemeente leraar Ds Deacon, geskakel word op (015) 318 8284 of 076 042 3860. 17 NOVEMBER 2006 PAGE 16 Call us 015 781 5484 JURIE and André du Plessis in the BB Auto Hardbody. The pair finished 38th and sixth in class D during the recently held Toyota Dealer Off road race. Their team mates Arnold du Plessis/Johan Knox (BB Auto Group Hardbody) finished an impressive seventh overall and second in class D after starting 64th out of 65 thanks to a broken axle in the prologue. Reg vir rugby in 2007 'n Groot rugbyjaar vir Hoërskool Frans 2007 opgestel wat ondermeer vyf tuis du Toit lê voor vir die 2007 seisoen. wedstyde, vyf weg asook ‘n rugby week in Met alle beplanning reeds gedoen gaan Naboom spruit sal insluit. Hoërskool Frans du Toit teen groot skole Die wedstryde word beplan dat dit vroeg kragte meet in die Beeld Trofee Reeks. in Maart maand al reeds afskop. Afrigters vir 2007 is ook reeds Verskeie afrigters is ook reeds as keurders aangewys: vir verskeie spanne aangewys. o/14 (Mnre Pierre Marais en Willes Mnr Roux Steenkamp is 'n o/16-keurder Steenkamp); o/15 ( Mnre Piet Bester, Her- vir die Grant Khomospan, Mnr Pieter man Erasmus, Bakkies du Toit); o/16 ( Boshoff is as 'n o/18-keurder vir die Mnre Jan Stander, Thys Bezuidenhout, Cravenweekspanaangewys. Stefan du Plessis); 3de Span ( Mnr Tony Ook op die sportgrond is Thulani Sabben); 2de Span (Mnre Pieter Boshoff Mdumela, ’n o/15 krieket speler van Ho- en Jannie Grobler) en Mnr Roux ërskool Frans du Toit ook onlangs gekeur Steenkamp en Harry Marais sal die leisels om deel te vorm van die o/14 Limpopo neem vir die eerste span van Hoërskool Uitnodigings Skole span. Frans du Toit. Die span sal meeding in ‘n nasionale ‘n Voorlopige program is ook reeds vir toernooi in Desember.