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The tourism sector welcomes the an-nouncement of the ‡Khomani Cultu-ral Landscape as South Africa's ninth World Heritage Site,” said Minister of Tour-ism Tokozile Xasa on Wednesday 12 July 2017.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) inscribed the ‡Khomani Cultural Land-scape on its prestigious list of world heri-tage sites earlier this month.
The area, which has now been recogni-sed by UNESCO as a site of universal value, covers the entire Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and is part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park bordering Botswana and Namibia.
The ‡Khomani and related San people are the ancestors of the entire human race. They descend directly from an ancient group of people who inhabited Southern Africa about 150 000 years ago.
"This exciting announcement brings with it prospects of development for South Africa and our neighbours, but it has global signi-ficance that extends far beyond our region," said Minister Xasa.
"The recognition will focus world attention on this iconic site and its role in the devel-opment of modern humans. This is where we all came from.
"We join our colleagues in the Depart-ment of Environmental Affairs in welcoming global recognition of our people and our cul-tural heritage. Minister Edna Molewa and her team are the official custodians of the site, but this achievement belongs to all the people of South Africa. 
"This is the heritage that our entire nation should treasure and preserve. We will take a government approach to ensure that all development takes into account the need to protect and preserve this unique environ-ment, the cultural practices of the local people, and all the heritage aspects of this amazing cultural landscape," said Minister Xasa.
"While we are still in the very early days following the announcement, we can be sure that the benefits of tourism develop-ment in the region will make a big difference in the lives of the local communities in the future," she said.
Minister Xasa said that the announce-ment also opens further possibilities to ex-plore the integrated development of tourism in the Southern African region, especially with neighbouring countries of Namibia and Botswana.
"The interest in this site is likely to spread further north through the African continent. We are always willing to work with our African counterparts to link and co-develop cultural and heritage products for the benefit of regional tourism, which makes a significant contribution to many economies on the continent.
"We congratulate our counterparts in An-gola and Eritrea for the simultaneous in-scription of UNESCO sites in their coun-tries. These announcements once again demonstrate the unique cultural and heri-tage tourism assets we have in Africa. We must work together to convert these assets into economic and social benefits, without negatively impacting on the environment, the culture and the dignity of people past and present," Ms Xasa said.
"We applaud the local communities in the area for their efforts to preserve their culture. This acknowledgement of the universal significance of the site will formalise and consolidate the continued preservation of ancient cultural practices and traditions," added Minister Xasa.
The ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape is asso-ciated with a unique culture which goes back to the Stone Age. The landscape has re-
mained relatively unchanged since humans were hunter-gatherers, and is managed by South African National Parks.
The other eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa are the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa, Maloti-Drakensberg Park, Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, Vredefort Dome, Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape, Robben Island Museum, iSi-mangaliso Wetland Park and the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas. Ministry of Tourism

Die South African Army Com-bat Training Centre (SAA CTC)  op Lohatlha het  op Mandeladag 18 Julie 2017 die plaaslike Diereforum besoek.
Aanvanklik sou die groep uit onge-veer 20 weermaglede bestaan het wat die verrigtinge mee sou maak, maar omdat soldate vanuit die VSA vanaf 17 Julie –  04  Augustus 2017 op Lohatla vir Exercise Shared Ac-cord was, was die groep baie groter. Verrassend was ook die teenwoor-digheid by die verrigtinge van die generaals.
Een van die Diereforumlede wat werksaam is by die militêre basis hospitaal, Karin van der Merwe, het dit 'n goeie geleentheid geag om hulle Mandeladagprojek te koppel aan die Diereforum.
Soveel diere en hul eienaars sou
kon baat vind by hierdie uitreikprojek  en die resultaat was ook bo verwag-ting suksesvol. 
'n Woonbuurt, Mountain View, is daarna bersoek waar inwoners hulle diere - hoofsaaklik honde - na die verskillende punte op die terrein ge-bring het vir verskeie tipe behan-deling, waaronder ontwurming, dip, inspuitings en enkeles moes na die plaaslike veearts verwys word.  Hondepille is ook aan vroeë aan-melders gegee. Weens die groot belangstelling kon almal egter nie kry nie.
Die voorsitter van die Diereforum , Wilma van Zyl, sê dat 500 diere in die tyd by Mountain View behandel is.                      
Die plaaslike Diereforum, wat vir alle dienste, kos, medikasie en versorging selfonderhoudend is, is
afhanklik van skenkings in verskeie vorme om hierdie groot diens oor die hele gebied te kan lewer.
In die wintermaande is die nood in dierekringe soveel meer sigbaar en word 'n beroep op elke troeteldier-eienaar gedoen, om te sorg vir 'n warm skuiling en komberse, genoeg kos en water vir hul diere wat nie self hierdie noodsaaklikhede kan koop of verkry nie. Diere is geheel afhank-lik van hul eienaars wat gekies het om hul aan te hou. 
Die plaaslike Diereforum is baie dank aan die weermag van Lohatla, Pretoria en ook die besoekers uit die VSA verskuldig en waardeer hul teenwoordigheid, meelewing en hulp opreg.  Dit was 'n prysenswaar-dige poging om meer as die 67-minute vir die Mandelaprojek prak-ties en doeltreffend te maak.

Maria Fredericks (55) from Deben got her house re-built after it was gobbled up by a horrific inferno that was caused by a candle three years ago. Fortunately there were no fa-tal injuries reported on that dread-ful night. Jesmien Wapad and Da-leen Botha from Kathu Solar Park were the good Samaritans to Gogo Fredericks.
Their mission to make over the house took them over two years before they could be able to bring on board relevant stakeholders to assist with the job. On Mandela day they spent their 67 minutes as part of reconstructing Gogo's hou-se. The home was refurbished with roofing, windows, painting, rebuilt and new furniture and food par-cels. The occasion was made pos-
sible by Kathu Solar Plant in association with Kelebogile Trust under super-vision of project engineer, Mr Mark Janick, furniture shops and building material shops. Members of the community and ward councillor Abel Booysen joined forces with the management of Kathu Solar Park to speed up the reconstruc-tion of the house.
Gogo Fredericks says, she is very excited to have her home rebuilt and she wishes her husband was there to witness that special moment with her. “It was a very painful instant to see my house being eaten by raging flames while I was standing there helplessly. I wholeheartedly like to thank the people who made contributions to renovate my home and make sure I live a better life like every-one”, says a teary Maria. The renovation was part of the 67 minutes of Nelson Mandela day.

Matt Roos, 'n leerder van Curro Kathu, het derde gekom in die Nasionale
TYR Gala wat
 in Durban plaasgevind het. Hy het vir 4 van sy 5 items vir
die finale gekwalifiseer,
wat beteken dat hy ook onder die top 10
deelnemers
was.

Ruan Wolstenholm,
het die Griekwas verteenwoordig by die Grant Khomo-Rugbyweek in
die 0/16 span. Curro is baie
trots op elkeen van die
talentvolle
seuns. 

Johan Kruger en
Lyle Pedro het
tydens die  vakansietyd deelgeneem aan 'n gholf toernooi in Bellville in die Wes-Kaap. Die twee gholfers het dit baie geniet en die geleentheid aangegryp en gewys hoe lyk die gholfspelers van die Kalahari.

Curro Kathu het vanjaar meer as hul staal gewys tydens vanjaar se Van Druten rugby finale in Daniëlskuil.
Curro Kathu is baie trots op drie van hulle rugby-spanne wat skoon-skip gemaak het. Die 0/9, 0/11 en 0/-13 rugbyspanne het hul staal gewys en gewen. Baie, baie geluk aan hierdie spanne en hul afrigters en al-mal wat hulle ondersteun het ty-dens die sport seisoen.

Mnr. Eddie Conradie het op Vrydag, 19 Mei, sy spesiale dag gevier saam met al die leerders en personeel van Curro Kathu.  Die leerders het hom verwelkom deurdat hul vir hom gesing het en die oggend piekniek saam met hom kon hou op die skool se speelterrein. Die leerders en personeel waardeer hul skoolhoof baie en wens hom 'n geseënde jaar toe. Mnr. Eddie Conradie saam met van die Curro leerders tydens die oggend se verrigtinge.

SA's top-tier iron-ore producer Kumba Iron Ore expects to announce a 50% increase in interim earnings later this month, but faces a gloomy second half amid warnings of falling Chinese demand.
The global steel sector is also bracing for the prospect of the US imposing tariffs on cheap Chinese steel. US President Donald Trump is expected to receive a list of recom-mended anti-dumping measures soon.
The JSE-listed Anglo American subsidiary said in a trading statement on Friday14 July 2017 that its interim earnings, fuelled by higher iron-ore prices, would grow by be-tween 46% and 58% compared with 2016's earnings of just more than R3-billion.
Earnings were partially offset by the stronger rand, Kumba said, while analysts had mixed views about the price implica-tions of data showing that inventory levels at Chinese ports were rising. Mr Trump has re-peatedly accused China of dumping cheap steel, and has raised the issue at the Group of 20 summit earlier in July. The summit subsequently resolved to "rapidly develop concrete policy solutions that reduce steel excess capacity". These policies are expect-ed by November 2017.
Kumba has had a volatile ride on the JSE so far‚ peaking at R213 in the first half of 2017. It ended the day's trading at R172.08 on Friday 14 July 2017.The benchmark price of ore with 62% iron content delivered to China peaked at $94 a tonne in February 2017 before easing to the ruling price of about $63 a tonne. Prices are expected to soften in the second half of 2017, with analysts expressing diverse opin-ions about news of rising inventory levels, a key indicator of prices.
Chinese iron-ore imports rose to their se-cond highest level in June, but high inven-tory levels at Chinese ports and a slowdown in economic activity in the second half of 2017 are expected to weigh on import vol-umes, capital economics analysts said on Thursday 13 July 2017.
Ian Cruickshanks, an economist at the Centre for Risk Analysis, said the iron-ore sector would be unable to rely on Chinese demand continuing at its recent pace. A boost to demand by Mr Trump's administra-tion - which has promised huge infrastruct-ure spending in the US - was also unlikely, he said.
Investec analysts said that, in their view, inventory levels at ports, relative to iron or import volumes, "seemed to be at normal le-vels". This was the natural consequence of an increased reliance on seaborne imports. It was also the result of mills seeking higher quality produce as domestic production be-came curtailed, said Investec. Business Day

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will lay criminal charges against the Speaker of the Ga-Segonyana local municipality, Councillor Tuelo Meyers, following a physical assault on one of the DA councillors during a council meeting on Thursday 29 June 2017.
According to Andrew Louw - MPL and DA Provincial Leader in the Northern Cape, the DA will also sub-mit a motion of no confidence in the councillor, as he has proven that he is not fit to hold office.
Thursday's meeting was held to discuss the position of the municipal manager. While the incumbent is fa-cing serious charges of fraud, the ANC councillors are pushing for his contract to be extended.
A portion of the council meeting was conducted in Setswana and the lack of an interpreter made it difficult for those councillors who are not flu-ent in Setswana to follow the dis-cussion. The DA councillors repeat-edly tried to raise points of order for clarity on what had been discussed, which the speaker blatantly ignored. He then decided to call for a break in the proceedings.
At this point, DA councillor Lea Nelson approached him to ask what was happening. The speaker be-came physically violent, shoved his finger against her nose and punched her against the shoulder so hard that she had to step back. DA councillor Willie Aucamp had to intervene to prevent the speaker from assaulting her any further.
After the speaker was pulled back, he picked up a pen and threw it at Councillor Nelson. The violence was video-taped by another councillor and the DA will be submitting it as evidence.
When the council meeting recon-vened, Councillor Aucamp tabled a motion of no confidence in the spea-ker as well as a motion for council to reject this violent behaviour with the contempt it deserves. The DA wel-comes the fact that council has ag-reed that the mayor must launch an immediate investigation, as this outburst clearly violates the munici-pal code of conduct. The DA's mo-tion of no confidence will be voted on once the investigation is complete.
Mr Louw is of the belief that it is ab-solutely unacceptable that any speaker in any municipality displays any sort of violence towards a coun-cillor. This thuggish behaviour is a violation of the basic principles of democracy and governance.
There has been an escalation of political violence in the region. Shortly after the local government elections, a DA councillor in a neigh-bouring municipality Kgatelopele, Johannes Baaitjies, was brutally as-sassinated for his political views.
At the start of the year, Councillor Aucamp was assaulted and threat-ened with death by an ANC member after a community meeting.
Now yet another councillor was physically attacked in the chambers of council, which are supposed to represent democracy. “The DA will not to-lerate or entertain any attacks on any of their coun-cillors,” Mr Louw con-cluded.

 

More: http://kathugazette.co.za/index.php/hard-news/1880-da-up-against-ga-segonyana-speaker

Swords have been drawn between the DA Proportional Representative councillor Lea Nelson and the ANC speaker of Ga-Segonyana municipality councillor, Tuelo Meyers.
The feud emanated from no basis as the speaker put it to the Kathu Gazette journ-alist.
Apparently the outspoken EFF councillor Olebogeng Leserwane queried why the outgoing municipal manager Mr Edward Ntefang had to be granted yet another three months in an acting capacity as he had been labelled a failure in as far as running the affairs of the local authority were con-cerned.
The extension of his incumbency was solely because the municipality had not yet found the replacement and while processes are still unfolding he was requested to be in office for the next three months through a unanimous vote. His term of office ended June 30, 2017.
As the debate lingered on in the house, the speaker adjourned the meeting to accommodate lunch hour. This was the time when ward one councillor William Au-camp raised a hand to say something intuitively on the issue of the municipal ma-nager.
“As I made my way out from council chambers as protocol dictates, the speaker clarified, the fuming DA PR councillor Lea Nelson, who never participates in council meetings, sprung from the blues, ap-proached me and emitted Afrikaans vulgari-ties towards the speaker equated to my seTswana word “masipa” - a mouthful mocking word as to why I did not give coun-cillor Aucamp the opportunity to speak as he had his hand raised over the boiling matter.
“Clearly agitated and provoked I then warned her not to dare come closer to me or else a bull could be in a China shop”. There never was a physical confrontation in any-way, except that I was on the receiving end for leading the council meeting”.
The DA has taken legal recourse on the matter, alleging that the ANC speaker assaulted a PR councillor in the fiasco seen by others as trivia and normal proceedings in a live council meeting.  

On Wednesday 28 June 2017 in Postmasburg, the South African Football Association (SAFA) in partnership with Kumba Iron Ore - a business unit of Anglo American, launched an exciting new youth football development initiative in Tsantsabane.
The core of this programme invol-ves the SAFA Emerging Talent Cen-tres (ETC), which are the base of the SAFA elite talent development pyra-mid. Each ETC consists of 64 selec-ted youths from under 13 to under 17, and is coached by a SAFA accre-dited coach on the SAFA national football playing philosophy. Talented young football players from Tsantsa-bane have been selected to partici-pate in the programme by SAFA coaches and will receive weekly training in the SAFA Elite Talent De-velopment Curriculum at the Emer-ging Talent Centre.
SAFA Vision 2022 seeks to build structures of football development to ensure that the country consistently produces winning national teams. The SAFA Development Agency (SDA) was established by SAFA to raise funding for the implementation of this ambitious vision, and has achieved this together with their partners in various parts of the coun-try.
Kumba Iron Ore has invested R1.5-million into this football dev-elopment programme, which is in line with the company's vision to build stable and healthy social environments for their communities.
In addition to funding the Emerging Talent Centre, the development pro-gramme will also build technical and administrative capacity at SAFA's Tsantsabane facility.
Dr Robin Petersen, the CEO of the SAFA Development Agency said ''SAFA's commitment into Vision 2022 will only be achieved through partnerships with corporate South Africa. This commitment from Kum-ba is a significant one, and will allow us to build the structures of talent de-velopment and administrative capa-city for the Local Football Associa-tion (LFA) that will allow us to ac-hieve our national objectives.”
“On behalf of Tsantsabane and Kgatelopele, we are truly honoured that our LFAs are the chosen benefi-ciaries of the football development programme. Our LFAs have long been looking for this kind of opportu-nity. We would like to thank SDA and Kumba for the opportunity given to our structures and we would also like to assure them that we will provide all the necessary support required to make this programme a success.
“We certainly hope that one day a Bafana striker will emerge from these dusty pitches of ours through this initiative,” said Lebogang Dani-els, LFA Chairperson.
Commenting on the partnership, Kumba Iron Ore's George Benjamin said, “Transformation of our commu-nities through social upliftment is one of Kumba's strategic commit-ments. This partnership creates educational and tourism opportu-
nities that matter to the community while developing the talent of our youth. We are proud of our partner-ship with SAFA and look forward to the positive impact this will have on the community. The role of football and sport will bring our community together and create positive compe-tition in our environment.”
Mrs Maria Daniels, the Executive Mayor of Tsantsabane said “I give my full support to this initiative and I seriously urge that this initiative will not just benefit certain groups in the community, but the whole Tsantsa-bane community. I hope that in 5 years time we will see our very own local Doctor Khumalo or Bafana Ba-fana star rise and that they feel proud to represent us.”
About the SAFA Development Ag-ency (SDA), a trust registered in South Africa (IT1090/2013), is the entity established by SAFA to ensure the implementation of SAFA's Vision 2022 Football Development Plan to create internationally successful national teams through focused dev-elopment at the base of the SAFA pyramid. The role of the agency includes, inter alia, the sourcing and managing of funding for the imple-mentation on behalf of SAFA and its structures at all levels.
The core strategic direction of the SDA is to realise the ambitious foot-ball development programmes throughout the country, providing 400 touch points for youth develop-ment through football development.
SAFA Development Agency

The South African Football Association (SAFA) Presi-dent Danny Jordan, ac-companied by fellow NEC member Ria Ledwaba, officials and five talent scouts descended on the Wrenchville stadium in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district on June 16, 2017 to launch a corporate driven soccer tournament that aims at revealing hidden talent and fostering a socio-economic string that cuts across regional lines and beyond.
Speaking at the gala dinner, Mr Jordaan admitted that SAFA and the government alone are inade-quately resourced to meet the needs of the sport and therefore corporate social investment is an integral arm towards meeting the association halfway.
The national association delegation arrived when the tournament had 16 teams in the ring leading up to the final day. Coaching clinics had been conducted on the first day by former Bafana Bafana stars Stanton Fredericks, Arthur Zwane and Fabian McCarthy, including the under 20 national coach Molefi Ntseki and Percy Moloi fitness and conditioning coach of the Nike Football Academy. Coaching clinics, referee training and medical clinics were also held as part of the event. A scintillating soccer extravaganza to tap soccer skill in the region reached its crescendo when Rovers Football Club from Wrenchville lifted the brand new trophy and was awarded the R15000 prize
money.
The new tournament, dubbed the JTG Solar Youth Cup, is the brainchild of solar industry sponsors Kathu Solar Park, Kelebogile Trust, Sishen Solar Facility, and was further supported by La Liga South Africa Antonio Barra-das and Loago Business Consultancy. A total of 58 teams under the local football association in the region eliminated one another in the round robin format until Rovers finally beat the Deben based Shooting Stars 3-1. The second finalist walked away with R12 000 with the third runners up scooping R10 000 respectively. The 4th runner up was awarded R7000 and the remaining top 4 teams from the top 8 received R4000. All 58 teams were provided with new soccer kits for the tournament.
The tournament, to be an annual event, seeks to address a plethora of social imbalances while serving as a platform to ex-pose the rural based youths to mainstream soccer.
The tournament unearthed Shooting Stars goalkeeper Austin Leo as the tournament's best player, winning a trophy and the heart of under 20 national coach, Molefi Ntseki, and will be going for trials to the national youth team.
The coach conceded that the talent is in abundance in the region

Plans are underway for the winning team to test their metal in further featured events.

Tydens die jaarlikse Kalahari Winter Challenge wat op 06 Mei 2017 te Kathu, Curro skoolsaal plaasgevind het, het Kalahari Mixed Martial Arts Academy weereens uitstekend gevaar. Klubs regoor die Noord-Kaap, 'n klub van Mafikeng  en 'n klub van Ellisras het aan die challenge deelgeneem. Met 'n goeie opkoms van 137 deelnemers was dit weereens 'n baie geslaagde kompetisie. Deelnemers kon in nege verskillende items deelneem naamlik kata, kumite, point fighting, continuous fighting, weapon forms, breaking, MMA light, team kata en tag team fighting. Om die ontwikkeling van hierdie wonderlike sport-soort verder te bevorder is die ouderdomsgroepe ook in ontwikkeling en elite groepe geskei wat die beginners ook 'n regverdige geleentheid gebied het om medaljes te verower.
fighting, weapon forms, breaking, MMA light, team kata en tag team fighting. Om die ontwikkeling van hierdie wonderlike sport-soort verder te bevorder is die ouderdomsgroepe ook in ontwikkeling en elite groepe geskei wat die beginners ook 'n regverdige geleentheid gebied het om medaljes te verower.
Baie dankie aan sensei Rainer Jacobs vir al sy harde werk. Dit word opreg waardeer.
Baie geluk aan al die karatekas.

Huis Jan Vorster oorlede :

Mev. Anna Brunsdon (79) wat die afgelope twee jaar 'n inwoner van Huis Jan Vorster was, is oorlede. Mev. Brunsdon is in die Gariep Hospitaal in Kimberley opge-neem nadat sy eers 'n galblaas operasie ondergaan het maar later ook met ander inwendige organe probleme ondervind het. 

Mev. Brunsdon laat vier kinders agter: Mev. Lynette Stander van Postmasburg, skool-hoof by die plaaslike Laerskool, mev. Desiré Lund van Beaufortwes, prof. Alfred Brunsdon van Lichtenburg en Bennie Brunsdon van die Kaap. Ook agt kleinkinders en drie agterkleinkinders. 

 'n Roudiens word Vrydag, 21 April 2017 om 14:00 by Huis Jan Vorster vir mev. Bruns-don gehou. 

Stryd teen kanker:

Mev. Amanda Calitz (58) wat 'n lang stryd teen kanker gehad het (wat ons periodiek oor berig het) is in die Gariep Hospitaal in Kimberley oorlede waar sy opgeneem is toe sy ernstige simptome ontwikkel het weens haar kankerprobleem. Mev. Calitz het haar eerste operasie in April 2012 on-dergaan nadat kolonkanker gediagnoseer is. Sy het sedertdien gereelde behandeling ondergaan; ook nadat daar in 2016 ver-spreiding gediagnoseer is. Amanda was 'n sersant-majoor in die Weermag op Lohat-lha. Hulle het in Februarie 2017 na Da-niëlskuil verhuis omdat familie wat daar woon behulpsaam kon wees. 

 Mev. Calitz laat drie kinders agter asook 'n suster en skoonsuster in Daniëlskuil. 

 'n Roudiens word op Saterdag 22 April 2017 om 11:00 in die NG. Kerk op Post-masburg vir mev. Calitz gehou. 

 Aan die familie en vriende van mev. Anna Brunsden en mev. Amanda Calitz ons diepe meegevoel met die heengaan van geliefdes wie se plekke in hegte familie-verbintenisse nou groot leemtes laat. Mag Hy u metgesel wees in hierdie hartseer tye.

Mev. Emma Marais van Springbokstraat Postmasburg wat eers in die intensiewe sorgeenheid in Upington was met 'n bynier-probleem en later na die Gariep Hospitaal in Kimberley oorgeplaas is, is weer tuis na-dat die medikasie en behandeling in Kimberley suksesvol verloop het.  Na verneem word is sy swak maar maak goeie vordering.

Mnr. Dawid Swanepoel van Vleistraat Postmasburg wat in die Gariep Hospitaal was waar 'n gewas verwyder is, is ook tuis en die goeie nuus is dat die gewas geen gevaar inhou nie. 

 Mnr Theo Coetzee van Houtstraat  Postmasburg is ook tuis maar is nog onge-steld. Hy gaan weer in die dae vir toetse en vir 'n opvolg ondersoek na die Gariep Hospitaal in Kimberley. 

Matthew 6:6 NIV “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Prayer is intimate communication with our Father in heaven. The Lord invites us all to pray and we are urged to pray with-out ceasing.
Jesus also frequently prayed. We read in Luke 6:12 ”One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.”
We must be careful not to pray with selfish motives, but to pray according to the will of God. Our prayers should also be offered in faith. Through our prayers God can bring about revival and change can come in our circumstances.
John Wesley wrote : “God does nothing on the earth save in answer to believing prayer.”
It is important to honour God in our prayers and acknowledge His sovereign-ty.
James 5:16 Ampl “......The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a right-eous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its working).”

Ons Vader stel nie net belang in ons geestelike lewe nie, maar in ons hele menswees. In ons eenheid met Christus is dit God se begeerte dat Sy kinders vrolik moet wees en die goeie van die lewe wat Hy hier op aarde vir ons gee, geniet. In Prediker 3:13 staan geskryf dat om die goeie van die lewe te geniet n gawe van God is. Ons kan die saamwees met familie en vriende geniet. Geniet die lieflike natuur om ons, uitstappies, goeie musiek, om n mooi boek te lees en om n stokperdjie te beoefen. Miskien is jou huwelik somber. In Pred. 9:9 lees ons: “ Geniet die lewe met die vrou wat jy liefhet, al die dae van jou nietige lewe wat Hy jou gegee het onder die son -....” Geniet ons dit om die Here te dien en te eer? Jesus vermaan ons in Matt. 6:16 om byvoor-beeld nie met n lang gesig te vas soos die skynheiliges nie. By eredienste is ons dikwels baie ernstig en glimlag skaars. Ons behoort dit te geniet om as gelowiges saam die Here te aanbid. Besluit vandag om elke oomblik die lewe te geniet wat God jou gee.

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The tourism sector welcomes the an-nouncement of the ‡Khomani Cultu-ral Landscape as South Africa's ninth World Heritage Site,” said Minister of Tour-ism Tokozile Xasa on Wednesday 12 July 2017.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) inscribed the ‡Khomani Cultural Land-scape on its prestigious list of world heri-tage sites earlier this month.
The area, which has now been recogni-sed by UNESCO as a site of universal value, covers the entire Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and is part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park bordering Botswana and Namibia.
The ‡Khomani and related San people are the ancestors of the entire human race. They descend directly from an ancient group of people who inhabited Southern Africa about 150 000 years ago.
"This exciting announcement brings with it prospects of development for South Africa and our neighbours, but it has global signi-ficance that extends far beyond our region," said Minister Xasa.
"The recognition will focus world attention on this iconic site and its role in the devel-opment of modern humans. This is where we all came from.
"We join our colleagues in the Depart-ment of Environmental Affairs in welcoming global recognition of our people and our cul-tural heritage. Minister Edna Molewa and her team are the official custodians of the site, but this achievement belongs to all the people of South Africa. 
"This is the heritage that our entire nation should treasure and preserve. We will take a government approach to ensure that all development takes into account the need to protect and preserve this unique environ-ment, the cultural practices of the local people, and all the heritage aspects of this amazing cultural landscape," said Minister Xasa.
"While we are still in the very early days following the announcement, we can be sure that the benefits of tourism develop-ment in the region will make a big difference in the lives of the local communities in the future," she said.
Minister Xasa said that the announce-ment also opens further possibilities to ex-plore the integrated development of tourism in the Southern African region, especially with neighbouring countries of Namibia and Botswana.
"The interest in this site is likely to spread further north through the African continent. We are always willing to work with our African counterparts to link and co-develop cultural and heritage products for the benefit of regional tourism, which makes a significant contribution to many economies on the continent.
"We congratulate our counterparts in An-gola and Eritrea for the simultaneous in-scription of UNESCO sites in their coun-tries. These announcements once again demonstrate the unique cultural and heri-tage tourism assets we have in Africa. We must work together to convert these assets into economic and social benefits, without negatively impacting on the environment, the culture and the dignity of people past and present," Ms Xasa said.
"We applaud the local communities in the area for their efforts to preserve their culture. This acknowledgement of the universal significance of the site will formalise and consolidate the continued preservation of ancient cultural practices and traditions," added Minister Xasa.
The ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape is asso-ciated with a unique culture which goes back to the Stone Age. The landscape has re-
mained relatively unchanged since humans were hunter-gatherers, and is managed by South African National Parks.
The other eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa are the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa, Maloti-Drakensberg Park, Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, Vredefort Dome, Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape, Robben Island Museum, iSi-mangaliso Wetland Park and the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas. Ministry of Tourism

Local poet releases a book

Adelaide January, a young poet from Seoding village in Kuruman released a book titled Mending Broken Pieces. She started writing at the age of 16 years old.

She completed matric at Wrenchville High School and obtained a Certificate in Wholesale and Retail Management. Currently she is studying towards a Diploma in Public Relations.

In 2003, she established an organization called Kurara Wordsmiths (KWS) which aims to provide a platform to poets and writers in and around Kuruman. Kurara Wordsmiths have an annual event that allows them to share their talent.

Her greatest achievement includes being one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2016 for making an impact in her community.

Mending Broken Pieces is a prose and poetry book that consist of eleven poems, mostly written in the English language with some parts of the work in Setswana. It took her two years to publish this book as it is very close to her heart and is all about what she is passionate about.

Adelaide is inspired by her surroundings and social issues within her community. Her role model is Lebo Mashile, who is a well-known international and national poet and television personality.

Adelaide’s advice to upcoming writers and poets is : “Keep writing, equip yourself and polish your talent and technique by attending workshops and showcasing at various events.”