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with the Ministry of Transport is inviting applications from suitably qualified
individuals to become a part of the Water Taxi Service Team.
Responsible for carrying out electrical/electronic work on the Water Taxi
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utilizing both Alternating Current (A/C and Direct Current (D/C) voltage.
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Safe and competent use of power tools to accomplish designated tasks as
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Beginning: September 2014
PRETORIA---In the opening days
of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial,
a journalist s laptop starting making
noise near the back of the court.
"What is that?" came a voice, gen-
tle but firm, from the judge s bench.
"I m sorry, my lady," a foreign jour-
nalist stammered over the loud Amer-
ican-accented announcement issuing
from her computer, declaring that it
had found viruses and was beginning
"Stand up, please," the judge said.
Struggling to silence her computer,
the journalist complied as a hush fell
over the court.
She repeated her apology, explain-
ing that new software had been
installed on her computer and she
was closing it down.
The judge regarded the journalist
silently, a schoolmistress displeased
with a naughty child, as everyone in
court looked on.
A long, agonising moment ticked
"You may sit down," the judge
instructed the journalist.
Every hand in court instantly
reached for a laptop or phone to make
sure it was on silent.
The judge had never raised her
Her name is Thokozile Matilda
Masipa, and she is the woman who
will rule whether Oscar Pistorius is
a murderer. She is the "my lady" all
the witnesses address when testifying,
even though they re normally answer-
ing questions from male lawyers.
A diminutive figure who moves
slowly due to arthritis, Masipa has
been the still, small centre of the trial,
calmly taking notes or watching
unruffled, chin resting on her folded
hands, as lawyers preened, witnesses
stammered and the defendant wept.
Masipa was a historic figure in
South Africa even before the world s
most famous disabled athlete landed
in her courtroom on a murder charge.
She was the second black woman
to become a judge in the country,
turning to the law after a career as
a social worker and a crime reporter
for the Sowetan newspaper.
Mannie Witz, one of South Africa s
top defense lawyers, spent a year as
her tutor when she was studying to
become a lawyer.
He remembers his surprise when
he first met her in 1991.
"She was older than me," he said
of his student. "A black woman, she
had a son, a husband. At a much later
stage in life she decided to become
an advocate," as South Africans call
some types of lawyers.
She was a star student, Witz said.
"She really applied herself. She
passed with flying colours," he said.
A former colleague from her news-
paper journalism days has an expla-
"We were doing things and Matilda
was not there," said Nomavenda
Mathiane, using the name by which
Masipa was known in those days.
"After work Matilda would go to the
library and study."
Masipa saw a future which her col-
leagues could not imagine when black
South Africans were resisting
apartheid, her old friend said.
"If you look at where she came
from and where she ended up---she
knew one day we would be there and
(asked herself) Will I be ready when
we get there? "
It s hard for outsiders to see the
magnitude of the symbolism of Masi-
pa presiding over this trial, Mathiane
said. "This is a woman from the dusty
streets of the township. Today she is
trying a white boy in my lifetime...I
never thought that would happen."
Judge Thokozile Masipa is due to deliver her verdict today in the Oscar
Pistorius murder trial.
S Africa judge holds Pistorius fate in her hands
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