Fifty lucky Spar rewards shoppers are the proud new owners of a Hyundai Grand i10s. And each car has been personalised with unique designs that will guarantee that they stand out from the crowd. Mr Walter Zwelinzima Koikoi from Olifantshoek also walked away with a brand new Hyudai Grand i10 from Spar’s rewards win a car competition.
 Supported and cheered up by his colleague, the winner of the car Mr Koikoi could not hold his tears of joy after declared a winner. “I am very excited to have been awarded this precious present, it is an indescribable feeling. I would sincerely like to thank Spar for the car I have won, it is truly a blessing for me and my family.”
The fleet officer at Gamagara municipality said he spent almost R 1 800 on groceries at Spar, but not in his wildest dreams thought he was going to win. He says first time he got the call, he was reluctant to give out this information because he thought it was a scam. He encouraged Spar to continue to have competitions of that sort in order to support and inspire other human beings.

Colorado Spur in Kathu sponsored two vouchers and the winners were two grade one learners, Thorne Poul from Curro Kathu and Oarabile Zazo from Rehoboth Christian School. These learners wrote the most creative father's day letters to the Kathu Gazette. Thank you Spur for spoiling them.

The land dispute under Ba-Ga Petlhu chieftaincy has taken a new twist.
The MEC for agriculture Mr Norman Shushu has been drawn into the ring of the mediation process, but of late, the concerned group is not happy about his involvement, claiming that he has taken sides. Mr Shushu's first attempt to bring the quarrelling parties together was on May 16, 2017 when he availed himself and a team of his officials.
The concerned group, led by Mr Danny Assegai, met the officials at the district mu-nicipality council chambers, but the group led by the interim Community Property As-sociation (CPA) members from the disputed farms in Camden, did not attend for the reason that they were not ready for the meeting.
The bone of contention is that the interim CPA members - the real residents of Ba-Ga Petlhu - allegedly brought new occupants to the farms and now the concerned group, also fellow and former residents who were evicted some years ago, want to come back to where they were born and bred.
The CPA members are no longer inte-rested in the concerned group returning. The concerned group forcefully occupied the land last year and is still occupying the farms in question with great resistance and, at times, the police had to intervene after some confrontation.
The MEC was meant to meet both parties on the day. The concerned group deliberated their issues with Mr Shushu and dispersed.
 On May 22, 2017 the determined MEC Shushu managed to meet the other party for about three hours where he resolved
that a verification process be conducted as from June 5 to 9, 2017. Again the CPA members maintained their stance that they were not ready to meet the concerned group. The concerned group was disappointed by the fact the MEC had only hinted at the verification dates, but did not confirm the process, but instead assured that he would announce via the radio and local newspaper if, indeed, the exercise was to take place.
Reliably the CPA members knew very well that the verification would certainly take place on the dates stipulated. The concerned group allegedly heard it through rumours that the verification exercise would take place at the Ba-Ga Petlhu traditional offices.
Soon after the second meeting, the concerned group consulted the Pretoria offices and they obtained the original list of households that are to benefit from the sagacious farms. The list of about 264 households was obtained that includes the concerned group and the interim CPA members, but not the new occupants brought in by the interim CPA members.
Therefore the new verification process is allegedly aimed at justifying the inclusion of the new occupants who, allegedly, never belonged to Ba-Ga Petlhu area - the centre of the dispute between the two groups.
The conflict is further exacerbated by the chieftaincy vendetta in which each group is represented. The commissioner Mr Mic-hael Petlhu from the department who conducted the verification process, is coinci-dentally related to the chieftaincy and the concerned group said that there is conflict of interest in his involvement.
      

National Child Protection Week (CPW) is commemorated in South Africa annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005. Reducing the high levels of violence against children is among South Africa's most overwhelming tasks. Despite the country's progressive child protection laws, policies and programs preventing and addressing violence against children, it remains a major challenge.
Dingleton SAPS, Kuruman K9 unit and the departments of Education and Social Development took an initiative to inform children about their safety at Sishen Primary School on 01 June 2017.  Pupils were
encouraged to stay away from drugs and make sure they surround themselves with good friends and a safe environment.
“Leaders and partners are encouraged to use the same messages to communicate a collective approach to the scourge against child violence and abuse. As a society, we must raise awareness on the rights of child-ren and increase access to supporting ser-vices and programs” said Sergeant Lesego Mildred Mocwi from SAPS. She also said it is everyone's responsibility to make sure kids are not exposed to kidnapping, rape, exploitation and trafficking or any other form of violence.

Women and child abuse has been and still is a big problem in South Africa as thousands of women and children fall victims every year. The excessive levels of this situation have kept many organisations worried about the future of South Africa.
According to the Independent Democrat website, one in every three women will be raped at least once in their lifetime. The reports further highlighted that babies as young as three weeks old are being raped more often
than not.
The country has recently witnessed strings of women and child abuse and that has kept everyone on their toes.
On Thursday 01 June 2017, the community of Deben, Gamagara municipality, together with the MEC of Health Mr Motlha-ping and the Gamagara municipality executives gathered at Maria Leeu multi-purpose centre at Deben. They embarked on a peace march to the SAPS Deben where they handed over a pledge to the Station Commander.
“We are here today to seek the intervention of the police, as the level of violence is getting out of hand. We would also like to encourage the community to name and shame perpetrators in our communities. We must use the old method that says Your child is my child in order to protect them” said Gamagara Mayor Dineo Moyo.
MEC Motlhaping said it is very important for men to take into consideration the way they think and stop making excuses for their misbehaviour. He advised men to be an inspiration to their kids and lead by example.

The Seventh Day Adventist Church handed over a petition to the SAPS Mothibistad in solidarity with many other organisations and institutions throughout the country that have expressed their dismay about abuse and violence perpetrated against women and children. 
The march, attended by around 300 participants including men, started at 11:00 from Mahikaneng Primary School at Seven Miles, then meandered through Seodin village and Magojaneng village up to Mothibistad police station.
The petition was received by Captain Zukisile Biko on behalf of the Station Commander.
Men were very vocal about the nasty situation currently happening in the country. They said that if it is due to the moral decay of men, then men must take the initiative to stop it.
The church believes that actions and prayers combined can make a real difference to society. If a man has become a predator to a woman and child, who then should defend humankind ? 
The church leadership, supported by the Motorcycle Association, organised the peaceful march to mark its profound con-demnation of the ignominious act by some of the masculine perpetrators.
The church Pastor Thamsanqa Danxa said that there is a chance to transform and reform communities.

The SAPS Kathu is investigating a case of Culpable Homicide after a fatal accident occurred on 31 May 2017 at about 05:00 at the intersection of Hendrick Van Eck Street and the R380 Deben route near Kathu Village Mall. The collision occurred between a Volvo Truck and two taxis - a Mercedes Benz Sprinter and a Toyota Quantum. Allegedly the truck was travelling from the the industrial area on its way to Deben. The Mercedes Sprinter was stationary at the traffic lights. While the lights turned red for the Toyota Quantum, the Mercedes Sprinter, coming from the direction of Mapoteng, allegedly skipped the red light and collided with the truck. One of the passengers passed away on the scene and 15 persons were injured. The investigation officer in the case is De-tective Warrant Officer Bennie Fourie of SAPS Kathu. The Kathu Gazette has learnt that, according to unconfirmed reports, more injured have died since due to their injuries.
lights turned red for the Toyota Quantum, the Mercedes Sprinter, coming from the direction of Mapoteng, allegedly skipped the red light and collided with the truck. One of the passengers passed away on the scene and 15 persons were injured. The investigation officer in the case is De-tective Warrant Officer Bennie Fourie of SAPS Kathu. The Kathu Gazette has learnt that, according to unconfirmed reports, more injured have died since due to their injuries.