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‘n Booswig of booswigte het onlangs die malperd opgesaal en besluit om by die Mier poskantoor in te breek met die skynbare gedagte om maklik kontant in die hande te kry vir die feestyd.

Saterdagoggend 17 Desember 2016 het die oplettende waarnemende posmeesteres, Magda Titsol, opgemerk dat die heining se hek oopstaan en die hek se slot gebreek is. By nadere ondersoek het sy gesien dat die traliehek en die deur oopgeforseer was. Sy het onmiddellik die polisie ontbied.

Nadat Magda en die polisie die gebou binnegegaan het, is daar vasgestel dat niks gesteel is nie, maar net met die kasregister gepeuter is. Die poskantoor is gefynkam vir leidrade en vingerafdrukke is ook geneem om die booswig(te) op te spoor.

Die polisie ondersoek gaan voort.

Die booswig (te) het soveel moeite aangegaan en skade aangerig om net met leë hande op die vlug te slaan, maar tronkstraf wag vir die skelm(s).

Andersyds, moet die sekuriteit by die poskantoor opgeknap word, byvoorbeeld om meer beligting, veiligheidskameras en ‘n alamstelsel aan te bring.

Die polisie sal vir die interim meer patrollies by die poskantoor laat ry totdat die skade herstel is en die veiligheidsmaatreëls by die poskantoor opgeskerp is.

Paballelo SAPD lede in die gemeenskapdienssentrum en lede verbonde aan die misdaadvoorkomingseenheid het ‘n besige naweek sedert die Openbare Vakansiedag op 16 Desember 2016 beleef.

Agt sake is geopen by die SAPD en 25 drankverwante sake is aangeteken wat insluit drink in die publiek, oorlas, baklei en dronk.

Daar was 2 huisbrake, 2 aanranding sake met die opset om ersntig te beseer, 1 moord en 1 GDO (geregtelike doodsondersoek).

 

 

MOORD

 

‘n 41 Jarige man is wreed in sy woning te Juliastraat, Paballelo vermoor op 17 Desember 2016 omstreeks 02:05, terwyl ‘n 5 jarige rustig langs hom gelê en slaap het. Die persoon het veelvoudige steekwonde in die nek, kop, oor ribbekas en bo-lyf gehad. Die Speurtak ondersoek die saak en volg sterk leidrade op. Enige persoon wat weet van enige moontlike

inligting word versoek om met Sersant Barry Keyser kontak te maak by 054 338 3960.

 

 

GDO

 

Op 17 Desember 2017 om ongeveer 23:45 het ‘n persoon van Afrikanerstraat, Paballelo met ‘n vrou van 40/45 by die GDS

aangekom en genoem dat hy net hulp soek met die vrou vir ‘n ambulans omrede sy sukkel met asemhaling. Die ambulans is ontbied maar toe die ambulans opdaag het die vrou reeds beswyk. Geen gemene spel word vermoed nie

‘n Geregtelike doodsondersoek sal gehou word om die oorsaak van dood te bepaal.

 

 

DAGGA & MANDRAX & KNIFE FREE CAMPAIGN

 

Die Sosiale misdaad eenheid en lede van die misdaadvoorkomings eenheid het gedurende 16 Desember 2016 ‘n

Knife Free Campaign van stabel gestuur in Paballelo. Verskeie skerp voorwerpe is op beslag gelê saam met dwelm

items soos dagga en TIK pype.

 

Konstabel Leonie Tatushe het ‘n verdagte persoon in Kingstraat genader en tussen sy vingers het hy ‘n kwart mandrax

pil ter waarde van R30 vasgehou. Die verdagte is gearresteer en het reeds in die hof verskyn.  Daar is op die dwelm beslag gelê en ingeboek vir veilige bewaring.

Nog ‘n verdagte persoon is deur Reservis Konstabel Bennie Julius aangekeer en na visentering is twee bankies met

dagga in die persoon se besit gekry. Die verdagte is gearresteer en het reeds in die hof verskyn.  Daar is op dwelm is op beslag

gelê en ingeboek vir veilige bewaring.  Die dagga het 0,010 KG geweeg en het ‘n waarde van R50 gehad.

 

 

TAXI BEWUSMAKING WAS SUKSESVOL

 

Die SAPD van Paballelo se Sosiale misdaadeenheid, onder leiding van AO Brewis en lede van die misdaadvoorkomings

eenheid het saam met die Munisipale verkeer ‘n suksesvolle VPC van stabel gestuur in samewerking met Roadsafety

se kantoor van die Provinsiale gebou onder leiding van Mnr Moller en Lorrain Munnik.  

Taxi oortredings is aangespreek en inligtingsnotas aan taxi eienaars is versprei. ‘n Totaal van 450 “flyers” is uitgedeelen 3 boetes is deur verkeer uitgeskryf.

Die SAPD van Paballelo is trots om met die verkeer ‘n vennootskap te sluit in belang van veiligheid vir die gemeenskap.

 

Gedurende die 16 dae van aktivisme vir geen geweld teen vroue en kinders het die gemeenskapspolisiëringsforum en die SAPD Rietfontein kruise vir Nomsa Willemse en Sera Beukes geplant. Met hierdie kruisplant seremonie wou die GPF en SAPD die klem laat val op die kwesbaarheid van vroue en kinders in die gemeenskappe.

Die 11-jarige Nomsa Willemse is sewe jaar gelede verkrag en wreed vermoor en haar geskende lykie is ‘n paar meter van haar ouerhuis ontdek. Tot op hede is haar moordenaar(s) nog op vrye voet. Nomsa se moeder het met ‘n gebroke hart gesterf sonder dat geregtigheid aan Nomsa geskied het. Oom Piet Willemse, met hartseer in sy oë, wonder net oor watter tipe kind Nomsa vandag sou gewees het en verlang so na daardie goue stemmetjie wat vir ewig stil is.

Sera Beukes, ‘n moeder van Loubos, is ses jaar gelede wreed met klippe doodgemaak en haar moordenaar(s) is ook nog op vrye voet. Die mooordenaar(s) het Sera se familie beroof van ‘n moeder en vrou vir haar eggenoot.

Kaptein Andreas, stasiebevelvoerder van SAPD Rietfontein, het by die gemeenskappe gepleit om saam met die SAPD hande te vat om die gemeenskappe veiliger te maak. In beide genoemde gevalle het die stasiebevelvoerder die inwoners uitgenooi indien hulle inligting het oor die moorde om na vore te kom sodat die moorde opgelos kan word.

By die afsluitingseremonie van die 16 dae van aktivisme het Eerwaarde Bezuidenhoudt gepleit dat dit eerder ‘n 365 dae veldtog moet wees. Sy het ook uit die Bybel gedeeltes uitgewys dat vroue oor die eeue ‘n minderwaardige posisie in die samelewing gehad  het. Die vrou se posisie is reg gestel met die geboorte van Jesus.

Verder is daarop gewys dat die vrou uit die sy van die man geskape is en dat hulle in gelyke vennootskap is. Die vername posisie van die man as gesinshoof is uitgelig, maar hy moet juis die posisie gebruik om sy gesin te beskerm, ‘n voorbeeld uit te leef in sy gesin en gemeenskap, en vir sy gesin te sorg.

Verder is ‘n voorspoedige nuwe jaar vir almal toegewens en groter samewerking tussen die SAPD en gemeenskappe bepleit. 

Nog ‘n jaar – nog ‘n mylpaal. Hoërskool Olifantshoek, Akademie vir CVO is baie trots op ons Gr 12’s van 2016.

Hierdie kandidate het ongelooflik presteer. In vyf van hulle vakke het hulle die nasionale gemiddeld van die IEB oortref.

Baie baie geluk. Julle maak ons trots!

 

Mari Pieterse, Lourens van Heerden en Hendriëtte Nell.

Hierdie  grondslagfase onderwysers het op Woensdag 11 Januarie 2017 by Laerskool Kathu ingeklok, volgens die tradisie: Jacky van der Merwe, Elouise Badenhorst, Elke Strauss en Helousie Gericke (wat boonop verjaar het ook).

In late November 2016, Morgan Otlopikeleng, former head cook at the Moffat Mission, spent three days at the weekly boarding facility, Bosele House in Laxey, to provide professional development for the staff. 

Mrs Ruth Mokgledi, chairperson of the management committee, welcomed this initiative to enhance their cooking, menu planning and food preparation skills. Mrs Mokgeledi said that their Australian sponsors had engaged Mr Otlopikeleng due to their association with him through the international Kalahari Education Experience Trust (KEET) over the past nine years.

The carers, Naledi Molatedi and Daphne Masike said they had learned many new recipes, ways to cook and now plan to provide a greater variety of meals and snacks for the children.

An unexpected outcome from the visit was the enthusiasm shown by 13 year old Ineeleng Olyn (also known as Alfred) for assisting with the food preparation. Ineeleng had shown a great interest in TV cooking shows and was eager to learn practical skills. By week’s end he was clearly one of the kitchen team.

The children were treated to a variety of new tastes and judging by the empty plates they had no complaints.

                                                                                                              

Daphne Masike, Naledi Molate and Morgan Otlopikeleng preparing food for Bosele House learners.

 

The Dingleton resettlement project took almost a decade to be completed. In 2007 the giant iron ore mine started to engage with the residents of Dingleton to relocate to Kathu in order to pursue their mining interests in Dingleton.  On 08 December 2016 dwellers of Siyathemba, officials of the Kumba Iron Ore Sishen mine, the mayor of Gamagara municipality and different stake holders congregated at Siyathemba civic centre to celebrate the birth of the suburb and the developments achieved during the Dingleton resettlement project.

Employees and stakeholders of PMG Mining (Pty) Ltd which is situated approximately 40-kilometres outside Postmasburg, had the opportunity to experience the mine’s first flag raising event ever. Shortly thereafter, their annually award ceremony, a ceremony established to give recognition and credit to hardworking individuals kicked off at the Golf course located on the Jenn Haven road.

                                       

This event, coordinated and organised by Delecia Phete, HR Manager of the mine was attended by Chairperson of Board Mr. Li Wei Jian, CEO Lin van Der Westhuizen, Herbert Motlonye BEE representative, Elroy Phete Speaker of the Tsantsabane Municipality and other managerial employees from various departments.

The honour was given to three countries, which plays a big role in the existence and future of the mine. Each country’s flag were raised individually and tardily accompanied by their national anthem. The setup was as follow, South Africa, China and at last Singapore. 

Accordingly to Mine Manager, Mr. Kwah Kabaah, the mine had a lot of difficulties and challenges in the past but they still kept head above water. Chadrack Williamson, was announced as the Best Progressive employee for the year 2016.

Mr. Lia Wei Jian on the other hand could not stop praising the stakeholders for their continuously support throughout the year.

Speaker of the Tsantsabane Municipality, Mr. Elroy Phete expressed his gratitude towards the mine and motivated employees in terms of performance and growth

Northern Delight fc was formed in 1998 by a group of young men from Dingleton. The team gained its momentum through out the years as it received lot of support from the residents of Dingleton and a lot of young stars joined the team. The Delights are playing in the local leaque called the Gamagara local football association (glfa) and they are currently in position 2 on the log which consists of 10 teams from the Gamagara area. The team that wins the leaque will be promoted to the SAB leaque.

Nicky Dolf the couch of Northern Delight fc said, their aim is that at least three years from now, they would play for NFD leaque. Just like any other amateur team, the Delights have their own struggles. The club is facing tough financial hiccups “We would like to encourage businessmen around Gamagara to help us with transport as it is one of the challenges we face when we have to play outside Kathu. We would also like to urge parents to come up in numbers to support their children and witness the talent they have” said the couch. For more information you can contact Nicky Dolf on 076 129 1313 or visit NDFC Kathu facebook page.

 

Northern Delight FC.

Kumba Kathu Fietsry klub was baie bevoorreg om deel te wees van die Haakbosskerm Markdag. Hulle het 'n MTB fiets wedren aangebied, wat bestaan het uit `n “night race” Vrydagaand die 2de Desember, en `n 15 & 50km wedren die Saterdag oggend. Die fiets wedren is in samewerking met KANSA aangebied om fondse in te samel vir `n baie spesiale inwoner van Dibeng, Ebert, seun van Pierre en Anna-Marie Ludik.

Ebert is 'n jaar en ses maande oud en is op 15 Julie 2016 gediagnoseer met Ewing Sarcoma,`n kanker gewas op die brein. Hy het reeds 5 chemo behandelings in Bloemfontein ontvang; die goeie nuus is dat die gewas amper met die helfte gekrimp het.

Die fietsry klub het R3,000 geskenk om te help met die behandeling van hierdie dapper seuntjie. Al ons gebede gaan aan die familie en ons glo en vertrou dat die Here hierdie spesiale mannetjie volkome sal genees.

 

George Snygans, Voorsitter van Kumba Kathu Fietsry klub, oorhandig die skenking aan Ds. André de Villiers, die verteenwoordiger van KANSA in Kathu.  

 

Ds. André oorhandig die skenking aan die Ludik-familie (Anne-Marie, klein Ebert wat die kanker behandeling ontvang).

Haakbosskerm in Deben het onlangs ‘n Markdag aangebied wat onder andere met ‘n Colour Run, ‘n Bergfietsmarathon, ‘n potjiekoskompetisie en ‘n veteraan motor kompetisie gepaard gegaan het – alles vir ‘n goeie doel.

Tussen die fietsry en Colour Run is R5100 ingesamel vir KANSA.

Die uitslae was as volg:

 

FIETSRY:

1 ste plek mans 15 km was Jacques Brandt 

1 ste plek Dames 15 km was Debbie Kriel 

1 ste plek Mans 50 km Martin Grobbelaar

 

COLOUR RUN:

1 ste plek mans was Eben Ludik 

1 ste plek vrouens was Leane van der walt 

1 ste plek seuns was Daemian Lubbe 

I ste plek dogters was Dalandrie Roets 

 

Die veteraan voertuig kompetisie is gereël deur Hanno Kruger ten bate van die NG Kerk Deben en die algehele wenner was Marius van der Merwe met die Ford Karreq 1936.

 

Die potjiekos wenners was die Vleisvreters (Pierre Ludik en Danie du Plessis). 

Goeiemiddag, Ons was onlangs in Kathu by 'n winkelsentrum en was geskok om op te merk hoeveel mense maak misbruik van die spesiale parkering vir persone met gestremdhede, terwyl daar hordes beskikbare parkering is. Volgens nommerplate het dit voorgekom of die skuldiges plaaslike inwoners is. Ek het openlik fotos geneem en dit het geensins gelyk asof dit die skuldiges gepla het nie. Dit was ook ontstellend om te sien dat 'n personeellid van 'n bekende besigheid hulleself ook hieraan skuldig gemaak het (Debonairs Pizza). Ek het dit ook met 'n veiligheidswag op die stoep bespreek, waarna hy mense weggewys het wat toe op hierdie plekke wou parkeer. Mens sou graag wou hoop dat hy en sy kollegas dit sal volhou in die toekoms. Die parkeerplekke was reg voor 'n groot en bekende drankwinkel. Miskien kan daar oorweeg word om die parkering vir persone met gestremdhede na 'n ander area te skuif sodat die mense wat dringend by hierdie winkel moet kom geholpe kan raak... Hierdie saak is iets waaroor ek baie sterk voel, en sou graag wil versoek dat julle dit sal oorweeg om miskien 'n bewusmaking van die probleem deur julle koerant te loods. Dit gaan nie noodwendig oor die parkering naby aan die winkel nie, alhoewel dit ook 'n faktor is. Dit gaan merendeels oor die effens groter parkeerspasie wat nodig is sodat 'n rolstoel in baie gevalle gemaklik langs die deur van die voertuig kan kom om 'n immobiele persoon te help sonder om skade aan 'n eie voertuig of 'n ander voertuig te veroorsaak.

Johann van Staden

Moreletapark, Pretoria

Phil. 3:13-14 “ ....But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Paul did a lot of things in the past that he regretted. He persecuted the church, even went into the houses and dragged men and women out to be put into jail because of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. After his conversion, Paul was a changed man. He never let his past overshadow his life, but instead he forgot what was behind and strained toward what was ahead. We all make mistakes that we regret and maybe failed many times in the past year. Jesus made the way for us to find forgiveness in His Name for our transgressions. Let us enter 2017 with the assurance of God’s forgiveness and forget about our past mistakes and failures. Like Paul “press on toward the goal to win the prize...” God has called all His children heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Lentetyd is saaityd. In die supermarket word pakkies saad met die pragtigste blomme uitgestal. Die saad beteken egter niks as dit net in die pakkie bly nie. Ons kan net die mooi blomme op die prentjie bewonder, maar nooit daarvan pluk nie. Daar is lewe binne die saad. Saad moet in die grond gesaai en natgemaak word voor dit kan groei en blomme voortbring. Die woord van God is goeie saad wat in die akker van God gesaai word. Jesus sê in Mark. 4:26-27 “....So is die koninkryk van God, soos  wanneer ‘n mens saad in die grond gooi; en hy gaan slaap en staan op, nag en dag, en die saad spruit uit en word groot- hoe, weet hy self nie.” Die lewe, die groei en die vrug kom van God. V. 28 “Want vanself bring die aarde vrug voort, eers ‘n halm, dan ‘n aar, dan die volle koring in die aar.” Om vrug te dra, moet die woord in harte gesaai word op goeie grond en natgemaak word. 1Kor. 3:6 skryf Paulus “Ek het geplant, Apollos het natgemaak, maar God het laat groei. Sonder God is daar geen groei en geen vrug nie.

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On 26 December 2016 at Gasegonyana Town Hall in Kuruman, 15 young beauty queen hopefuls took to the stage to win the title of Little Miss Kuruman 2016 beauty pageant. Little Miss Kuruman founded by Nthabiseng Kgoronyane is for young girls between the ages of 6-12 years old to give them a platform to not only compete through their beauty but also intellectually, to help them build their self esteem and to craft them to be powerful role models within their various communities. “l established this pageant because l would like to empower the young girls in my community and teach them what l know so that tomorrow they may go further than l have gone and to teach them the importance of social responsibility in being the change you want to see in the world. This was also a fundraising event for my trip to London in March for Face of the Globe International Pageant 2017” said Founder, Nthabiseng Kgoronyane.

This is a platform where young girls learn the art of pageantry including how to walk, public speaking, community involvement work and etiquette of being a Pageant Queen. The first workshop was hosted at Kgalagadi Hotel in Batlharos where contestants got training from the founder and skills development from invited speakers such as Lesedi Moshounyane and Olorato Morwe, Miss Heritage  Bokone Bophirima 2016 and Nedien Andrews, Miss Northern Cape 2015 and Tsepo Kgatlhane.

All the contestants walked away with prizes from Kathu Gazette and Moloko Hair and Beauty Spa. The winner will receive modeling and public speaking training from some of South Africa ‘s best companies, full photoshoot from Jaipur Niemand Photography and she will be expected to be involved in Charity Work and Mentored by Nthabiseng Kgoronyane. Five contestants from the pageant are set to represent Northern Cape at a National Beauty Pageant competition in the Miss Heritage South Africa 2017 Junior Category later the year. The public was allowed to vote for their favourite contestants through an online voting system called Pageant Vote and Miss Public Choice 2016 is Theetso Elesang with 375 votes followed by second public choice run-up Rebantle Gaelatse with 295 votes.

The event that is to be an annual event believes in the motto that every girl is born a Goddess and is set for greatness. The attendants at the event were entertained by Fusion of RNB, Hip Hop and House Music, Traditional and Hip Hop dances by KayVich, Reffic, Incredible Motion, Remote Kontrol, Dibini Tsa Maemela Kgotsa Cultural group and many more.

 

Little Miss Kuruman 2016, Lerato Monchusi, 1st Princess Nonofo Tsogang, 2nd Princess Kitso Makhutle and Miss Public Choice -Theetso Elesang.

 

Mrs Dinny Moagi is the newly appointed principal of Sishen Primary School. The school had several acting principals while the department of education was still in search for the right candidate to fill the position. Mrs Moagi is no stranger to parents who have kids at Sishen Primary school. She was born and bred on a small farm called Skoonplaas and attended school in Kathu. After completing her grade 12 she studied teaching at university. Unlike other small girls, Dinny said she enjoyed playing karate and ballroom dancing.  She says she was very shy but extremly naughty while growing up.

“I am a very humble, obedient and militant person. I am a strong person in character and believe in myself and my God. I always initiate and take a lead in what I want to achieve and always be part of the team” says Dinny.

Mrs Moagi have a very good relationship with both her parents and siblings. She is also a staunch member of the Methodist church in Sishen and an active participant in all the structures at the church and as a politicaly orientated leader.

She is the chairperson of the northern branch of SADTU and member of  the executive of CODATU. She is involved in different social activities outside her work, but she believes education is one important tool to liberate the minds of young ones. “ I love working with people and learning different things, I associate myself with all kinds of people but I am more committed to my work of grooming learners, as it is my core business. I have the best interest of the children at heart” concludes Mrs Moagi.

     

Mrs Dinny Moagi, the newly appointed principal of Sishen Primary School.

                                          

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