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The Rep 30 March 2018

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16 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za - advertising: charodinev@tisoblackstar.co.za THE REPRESENTATIVE 30 March 2018 SERVICES & SALES GUIDE For Sale 5 AFRICA WENDYS 4m x 4m @ R12 500 3m x 4m @ R 10 000 3m x 3m @ R 9 000 Made from Pine Wood treated with Wax-Oil, Corrugated Iron Sheet roofing and wooden floor. 5 year guarantee against leakages. Contact: Felix 071 808 2180 060 311 3436 6 5451 EMPLOYMENT 6151 Employment Offered 11030 Estate Notices In the estate of the late JOENITA EMMA KOTZE born 13/05/1961 Identity Number 6105130084081 AND SURVIVING SPOUSE WENA BOSCH-KOTZE of 27 PORTER STREET, CENTRAL, QUEENSTOWN Estate Number. 3544/2017 Date of Birth 7/08/2017 Creditors and Debtors in the Estate are hereby required to lodge their claims and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 (Thirty) days of the publication hereof. Name and address of executor and/ or authorized agent MICHIEL JOHAN BESTER (Executor) c/o Bowes McDougall Inc 27a Prince Alfred Street, Queenstown 5319 Tel: 045 807 3800 6151 Employment Offered HANGKLIP HIGH SCHOOL QUEENSTOWN (Bursar - SGB Appointment) REQUIREMENTS: ¿ - Perform and manage Debtors - Perform and manage Creditors À ¿ I HAD FUN: Letterland day at Balmoral Pre-Primary had Victoria Stone dressing up as Rapunzel Picture: SUPPLIED Artifacts back at revamped museum ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA FRONTIER Museum artifacts were returned home after being on display for eight months at the Sterkstroom Museum. The items were removed before the major renovations of the museum began in August last y e a r. The museum building, which was erected in 1899, is 119 years old. On June 30 last year, The Rep reported on the museum being closed for renovations. Curator Tobile Mdlela said, “The Sterkstroom Museum staff said the community and school pupils enjoyed the mammals’ exhibition and as a result, they were a bit sad when we had to take them back.” Mdlela said the rest of the artifacts had been kept in storage ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA PHUMLANI Senior Secondary School pupils in grades 9 to 12 in Vaalbank have been without some teachers since the beginning of the year. The school, which was declared a technical school by the department of education in 2010, had six new teachers who were all employed in the same year. Over the past few years, community member Batheleli Tshaya said the teachers left the school one by one due to irregular p ay m e n t s . “The teachers were not permanently employed by the department. They were placed on contract which had to be renewed on an annual basis. In spite of that, they were sometimes not paid their salaries.” In 2016, Tshaya said, four of the teachers left and the disgruntled pupils took to the streets in a protest where they burnt tyres, blocking the R396 road between Dordrecht and Komani. The pupils demanded that the department resolve the lack of teachers, he said. The two teachers still at the school did not receive their salaries from January until April last year. in the public works building. “We wanted to take them to the army base police unit, but the place was not in a good condition to store the artifacts. At public works there was enough space, along with an alarm s y st e m . ” He said the heritage items would be brought back bit by bit until the work was complete. “The major renovations of the roof and walls are done. The contractor is only left with the final touches and we expect to be open to the public next month. “We will inform the community about the date,” Mdlela said. The entry fee for pupils is expected to rise from R1 to R2 and from R2 to R5 for adults. The museum will continue to run its administration from the department of arts and culture in Robinson Road until further notice. Phumlani in dire need of more teachers “As parents we feared that the pupils would embark on another protest and things could turn violent. We have consulted with the school’s SGB and went to inquire at the department about the unpaid salaries in Bhisho.” He said the department of education said the teachers’ contracts could not be renewed as the school did not qualify as a technical school, he said. After the meeting, Tshaya said the teachers were finally paid from May until December but once again, they had not received salaries for the past three months. “There are 141 pupils who are doing technical subjects from grades 9 to 12. There are supposed to be nine teachers because, according to the technical subject-teacher ratio, for every one teacher, there is meant to be 15 pupils.” He said the Chris Hani West education director Nkosinathi Godlo was not giving the problem of the school any attention. In response to queries from The Rep this week, Godlo said, “I have arranged a meeting. I want to meet with the SGB early next month for me to understand what the core issue is and I will take it from there.” Builders’ council launches drive to have companies registered SIMTEMBILE MGIDI THE National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) was pleased with the positive response from builders based in the Chris Hani district and other areas during visits there to have construction companies registered with the home building industr y’s regulatory body. NHBRC’s Samkelo Qeba said they visited Komani, Cala, Elliot, Joe Gqabi, Aliwal North and Sterkspruit to allow companies to register and renew their certificates with NHBRC. “According to the Act, if you are building a house you must be registered with NHBRC. It is a compliance issue and last year around January or March we had engagements with district builders due to compliance issues. “Local builders complained that we were not easily accessible because our nearest offices are in East London and that is why we decided to have a r o a d s h o w. ” Qeba said the response from local builders was positive as they managed to register new builders and renew the registration of others, while also helping some of them to apply for training. He said the council wanted to encourage more women and youth to participate in the construction industry. The organisation had partnered with the University of Pretoria’s business school, Gibs, to take in 100 women on an annual basis. The women were then trained in skills of how to run a successful business as part of NHBRC’s commitment to empowering women. Kholiswa Mayilwe from Ntabethemba said she was grateful for the NHBRC roadshow because travelling from her village to East London would have cost her about R350. She said offices closer to Komani would assist in job-creation and development initiatives in the industry.

THE REPRESENTATIVE 30 March 2018 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za - advertising: charodinev@tisoblackstar.co.za 17 Ward 18 calls for removal of ANC councillor THE ANC Enoch Mgijima sub-region structure has written a letter to the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) calling removal of ANC Ward 18 councillor for “lack of per formance” in his ward. The letter follows a community meeting which was called by the branch executive committee (BEC) to express dissatisfaction with the performance of councillor Unathi Mlindazwe, claiming he was not visible in the community and did not attend community meetings. During the meeting, attendees Members cite Mlindazwe for non-performance were given the chance to speak out about their complaints concerning the councillor – and why he should step down. After the meeting a community member, who wanted to remain anonymous, said Mlindazwe was most of the time not available to hear from community members what their needs were. And, when efforts were made to contact him, he would always say he was in school in Bhisho. “I have come to a point where I resent the fact that he is studying because his schooling affects negatively what he actually is paid to do. If he is too busy going to school in Bhisho he should leave the role of councillor and focus on his education. We have had enough meeting among ourselves to discuss issues that Mlindazwe should be championing on our behalf. He should step down.” The sub-region chairperson Nkosinathi Ngcefe said the structure he led did not have the power to remove councillors when community members were dissatisfied, but to mediate between the concerned parties to find a solution that would benefit everyone. “We called a meeting with Mlindazwe and the Ward 18 BEC on Monday to discuss the role of a councillor and how they could work to improve life in their communities. Our job is to educate and assist ward councillors. The community indicated in the meeting that they wanted Mlindazwe to be removed. The only thing we can do regarding this, is to write to the PEC and Enoch Mgijima Municipality speaker Mzoxolo Peter informing them. I can confirm that the letter has been written and will be sent this af ternoon.” Ward 18 residents, which includes Lesseyton and Zingquthu, had previously complained to The Rep about the lack of communication from Mlindazwe during water outages. The Rep reported (“Illegal connections a threat to water supply”, February 23) that Lesseyton resident Phelisa Thomas complained about water cuts and Mlindazwe’s alleged absence around the issue. Mlindazwe could not be reached for comment. - Rep reporter LET’S READ: The Berrington Mndi library celebrated library week from March 19 to 23. Pupils from various schools in Ezibeleni participated in Spelling Bee and reading competitions. The main focus was on foundation and intermediate phase. Librarian Noxolo Mahela applauded the schools and the community for their contribution Picture: SUPPLIED FOR YOU: Every term the little ones at Mini Minors Educare pop their change into the Hungry Piggy and the contents are donated to a worthy cause. This term they donated R745.20 to Jenny Cheetham of the Zonke Izonto Place of Safety. Handing over the donation were little Minors, from left, Sarah Bredenkamp, Camie Knight, Grace Brody, Amber Razzaq and Juliana Jekels with Jenny Cheetham and Jerry Giraffe (in disguise as the Easter Bunny) at the back Picture: SUPPLIED E N O C H M G I J I M A L O C A L M U N I C I P A L I T Y NOTICE BTO 01/03/2018 COMMENCEMENT OF GENERAL VALUATION 2018-2023 ENOCH MGIJIMA MUNICIPALITY HELPING OUT: GHS and Hangklip Interact pupils helping out at the NG Church bazaar in Komani last week Picture: SIMTEMBILE MGIDI All ratepayers and property owners must please note that Enoch Local Municipality has started implementing a General Valuation as required by the Local Government Property Rates Act, No. 6 of 2004.The valuation date of all properties is set as at 1 July 2018, with the implementation of the new rate coming into effect on the 01 of July 2019 The Municipality Property Rates Act is National Law that regulates power of a Municipality to value property and levy taxes fairly according to its value. It is in the interest of all concerned that the valuation process runs smoothly to enable the Municipality to arrive at a fair valuation of all properties with in the Municipal boundary. For his purpose, data collectors wearing authorized identity cards may physical inspect property and you are kindly requested to give full cooperation in this regard. ITSY BITSY SPIDER: Simtembile Mgidi took this photo of a spider which had just captured a fly in its web at the Komani SPCA premises just outside town FOR ANY QUERIES PLEASE CALL F. SIMAMA 045 807 2036 or EMAIL fsimama@enochmgijima.gov.za. C. MAGWANGQANA TOWN HALL MUNICIPAL MANAGER CATHCART ROAD, KOMANI

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