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Week ending 25 June 2010
Party politics Kya Sand residents shortchanged
Residents struggle to make their way across the stream after the makeshift structure was destroyed.
Zanele Sabela Party politics is standing in the way of progress at the Kya Sand informal settlement with the ANC-led ward committee at loggerheads with DA councillor John Mendelsohn. Last Friday Mendelsohn met with the Sun’s reporter Yashtee Sookdew at the settlement to show her a temporary bridge that one of the residents, Matume Rapatsa, had organised to have built. But the next day Mendelsohn received reports that the structure had been destroyed. “This is a moral offence,” Mendelsohn said on Sunday morning when he went to assess the damage. He said he was surprised because during a protest in September 2009 residents had demanded a bridge. He said his attempts to secure a budget for the bridge had failed because government was not keen to spend money on a temporary structure. Simon Ntshingila, chairman of the residents committee, heard that the bridge was being dug up and went to investigate. “When I asked them why they were destroying the structure they said they wanted a proper bridge.” But other residents disputed this saying the responsible parties only damaged the bridge because they
could no longer charge residents 50c to help them cross the stream. Rapatsa, who negotiated with Sanyati Construction to donate the leftover storm water drainage pipes and equipment to erect the bridge, was disheartened. “I wanted to help the community,” he said. He added the structure had taken three weeks to erect and had only lasted a week. Deputy chairman of the residents committee Honey Sakhu said two men had drowned in the stream this year. Resident Itani Ramaphosa said he was worried how his children would make their way to school on the other side of the stream. But ward committee member Billy Modikwe said Mendelsohn was dividing the community by developing only one part of the settlement. “He has put up toilets in Section A but not one in Section B or C. “We have no roads and police and ambulances cannot access our area,” he said. Modikwe said the makeshift bridge was causing the water to well up on the side. It was a hazard to children in the area and that was why the residents had dug up the structure.
Crime briefs are published as they are received from relevant police stations. Randburg police station: 011-4499000, Client Service Centre: 011-449 9110/9115 House breaking and theft: Ferndale. A house on Surrey Street was broken into between 4pm and 7.35am. Electrical appliances were stolen. Bryanston: A house on Witney Street was broken into between 11.20am and 6.30pm. Entry was gained by breaking one of the doors. Electrical appliances were stolen. Theft of motor vehicles: Ferndale. A vehicle was stolen between 1pm and 1.30pm while it was parked at a residence on Pine Avenue. Theft out of motor vehicles: Bryanston: A vehicle was broken into on Main Street at 12pm. Electrical appliances were stolen. Arrests: Reckless and negligent driving 1, common robbery 1, house breaking and theft 1, possession of dagga 2, fraud 2, robbery 1 Honeydew police station: 011-8018613/14/15 (emergencies only) 011-801-8400 (general enquiries) CPF ofﬁce 011-801-8576 (8.30am-1.30pm Monday-Friday) The Honeydew Trio Task Team needs assistance in locating a man believed to be involved in a house robbery in Honeydew where a man was shot and killed on the scene. The suspect is
between 28 and 34 years old, about 1.75m tall and of medium build. He was armed with a brown pistol. Anyone with information is asked to contact Warrant Officer Michael Erasmus on 079-889-6518. House Robbery House robberies in townhouse complexes are on the increase. Residents are urged to check their unit’s security regularly. Ensure sliding doors are properly closed and locked when going to bed as entry is gained through sliding doors in most incidents. Honeydew Ridge: A woman and her boyfriend were approached by three armed men while they were asleep in their bedroom. The men tied up the couple and stole jewellery, cellphones and electrical equipment. They loaded the stolen items into the woman’s car and fled the scene. Northworld: A couple was at home when three armed men broke in at about 4am. The men tied up the couple. They stole a handbag, jewellery, cash and cellphones before fleeing the scene on foot. Robbery: Ruimsig: A cyclist was robbed at knife point by two men at around 4.30pm. The men stole jewellery and fled the scene. Cyclists are urged to ride in groups and not carry large sums of cash or wear jewellery.
Methane extraction rumours continue
Residents of Bloubosrand are concerned about the earth-moving activity at the old Randburg dump on Riverbend Road. Brian Charlebois said he had heard the dump would be turned into a methane extraction plant.
Councillor John Mendelsohn also confirmed that he had heard the dump was among many around the city earmarked for methane extraction. He promised to table the issue at the next city council meeting this month.
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Circulate descriptions of suspicious vehicles and registration numbers. Supply a list of response companies and police contact details to all residents. Survey the street to identify risk and cut down any overgrown bushes. Ask residents to assist with extra perimeter wall lighting to illuminate dark corners. Implement a whistle alert system to any residents under threat. Make fence jumping and roof hopping difficult by removing low hanging branches and items against walls that make it easy to enter a property. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
or reservists) to assist at short notice in a crisis. Encourage residents to conduct one-onone meetings with their domestic workers and gardeners explaining the seriousness of contact with strangers. Highlight the importance of not passing on any information of the owners’ movements and security action applied. Compile a recommended casual workers and contractors list complete with community
reference. Take photos and identity document copies of all sub-contractors. Implement drills to remind residents not to become complacent. This can be a list of things that residents should be aware of once they are in their cars, driveways or approaching the home. Motivate residents to report all events, even attempts and suspicious vehicles and activity to a central point or person.
The Linden Community Policing Forum (CPF) has outlined a guide to street captains, coordinators and committees in various communities to combat crime: Compile a comprehensive list of names, emails, telephones, fax and cellphone numbers of all residents including property owners (in the case where a property has been rented). Record residents’ availability (if they work from home) and special skills (doctors, nurses
Crime briefs were not received from: Linden police station: 011-888-9299 Douglasdale police station: 011-6991300
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Supply scam Stuart Dickson Next time you are in the market for building materials, think twice before making your choice on a supplier. A number of companies run by the same individuals are scamming people across the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, baiting clients to pay huge deposits for overly cheap building materials which are never delivered, and the funds never returned. The Sun is in touch with a number of furious residents who have been put out of pocket by the following companies, all suspected to be linked: SA Building Supplies, Building4Gauteng, Basic Building Supplies, Building Matters and Jaycon Building Supplies. Following the Sun’s investigations, these names came up throughout the different cases: Robyn Schmidt, Pam Rennie, Anne Bradford, Robyn Jenkins, Natalie Davies and Robyn Davies – all thought to be aliases of the same people involved in the scam. Sunninghill resident Cherise Pedder explained they paid a deposit of about R17 000 to Pam Rennie of SA Building Supplies for building materials for the construction of their new home. “After we paid the money, we never heard from her again. She sounded so genuine
and knowledgeable of the building industry, we never suspected this.” Pedder said they persisted in getting back in touch with Rennie when a woman called Robyn Schmidt came into the picture, who claimed to be Rennie’s associate. “She told me Pam’s son Connor was critically injured in a soccer match and was admitted to Milpark Hospital, and she could not see to the delivery. I later phoned the hospital, and they said nobody with that name had been admitted.” But even Schmidt did nothing about delivering materials or refunding the family’s money. Residents Karolynn van Vuuren, Annette Primo and Karin Jensen were scammed in the same fashion. “When my materials didn’t arrive, Rennie said their driver had died and her husband had been in a car accident,” Primo told the Sun. She lost R16 700. Van Vuuren had dealt with a Robyn Davies of Building4Gauteng about a year ago, who said their truck driver had been hijacked, her boss shot and his wife badly beaten up. Her materials have still not been delivered. These excuses crop up again and again. A search on consumer watchdog website www.hellopeter. com revealed numerous other complaints relating to these
companies and individuals. The name Robyn Schmidt is also linked to Building4Gauteng, Basic Building Supplies and Jaycon Building Supplies. Banking details for SA Building Supplies show the account is in the name of N.P Botha, while their invoice gives a business address at 79 Wroxham Road in Paulshof. The Sun could not locate this address. Sandton police Warrant Officer Justice Malatjie was handling Pedder’s case, but said it was proving very difficult to make progress. “She is nowhere to be found. We are waiting for her bank to provide us with more information, and maybe we can get a legitimate address from them.” Malatjie also explained they had attempted to set up a meeting with Schmidt, acting as potential clients, but she never pitched up. Meanwhile Van Vuuren, who made a case with the Sandton police more than a year ago without any result, said the blame fell at the feet of police officials, who had had more than enough time to investigate. The Sun attempted to get in touch with SA Building Supplies on the number provided on their invoice. A woman answered the call but immediately hung up when we identified ourselves. A message was left requesting that the company respond to the allegations but she failed to do so. An e-mail was sent to their address, but no response had been received. The Sun’s investigations continue.
Residents across northern Joburg have been left in the red after paying deposits for building materials to dodgy supply companies, which pocketed the cash without delivering the goods.
Baby Mokoena, manager of the Beaver Canoe store and Mac-Donald Wanyane, assistant manager.
Muhammed Gardee and Thuli Skhosana from Selfast at the Randburg City mall.
Selling like hot cakes Nawhal Kara Bafana Bafana merchandise is not selling as well as it was prior to the team’s 3-0 loss to Uruguay last Sunday, according to sales staff at the Beaver Canoe store at the Randburg City mall. Store manager Baby Mokoena said, “So far, the Bafana Bafana Tshirts have been our most popular product among locals and tourists. “However, since the team lost, customers are opting to support other teams.” The official South African soccer T-shirts are retailing at R199 and track suit tops for R550 at Beaver Canoe. Shop assistants at PQ clothing outlet and H2O Fashions said their soccer items were sold out in no time. Muhammed Gardee from Selfast said, “We were sold out too but we’ve been getting new stock regularly.” When asked about merchandise for African teams participating in the 2010 Fifa World Cup ™, Gardee said their research found consumers were not interested in supporting African teams other than South Africa.
Contrary to this Ahmed Desai from Fashion World said, “Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast merchandise are my best sellers. The Brazil products did not sell very fast, despite the Brazilian team staying in the area.” Desai’s Milé-branded T-shirts were selling for R110 while other tops were available from R29 upwards. He attributed rapid sales to low prices and the proximity of African nationals living in Randburg. Hayley Kahn, Edgars category executive said, “The incredible response for Bafana Bafana Tshirts was fuelled by Football Friday but we stock merchandise for Brazil, Germany, Italy, France, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, USA, England, and also African countries like Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast.” But not a single T-shirt from any of the participating African nations was available in the four Edgars stores visited by the Sun, proving the popularity of the teams. She said that Edgars was confident there would be no World Cup stock left over.
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Councillor slams BRT strike More science centres needed, Gugulethu Nkosi A one-day labour dispute by drivers of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Rea Vaya has peeved the Democratic Alliance. Fans attending a 2010 Fifa World Cup™ match between Holland and Denmark were left stranded afterwards due to strike action that saw the bus drivers down tools for the day. A c c o rd i n g to Nico de Jager, DA spokesman on transport in Johannesburg, the behaviour Nico de Jager, was equivalent Democratic to national Alliance councillor
sabotage in the face of the country’s ability to host a successful World Cup. “The city council should treat this behaviour as unforgivable, and should this happen again, saboteurs should be dismissed without trial or hearing. An event of this size cannot be held to ransom by illconceived games,” he said. De Jager also pointed out that the DA acknowledged that transport arrangements had been well managed thus far, with a large number of satisfied customers using the park and ride facilities. However, he said that mishaps like the strike could be extremely damaging to the image of the city. He was outraged that officials who knew about the strike failed to inform spectators. Instead, spectators were diverted to train stations, with radio reports reassuring them that everything was fine. “While officials played make-believe, the situation could quite possibly have escalated into a riot, endangering spectators and leaving the country embarrassed. Should this happen again, spectators should be warned in time that there are delays, and to make use of alternatives such as Metro Rail,” said De Jager. He suggested that coordination between the transport department and Metro police would have helped ease the situation with regard to traffic regulation.
says minister Nie Cele Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom appealed to the corporate world to assist with building more science centres to make people aware of the value of the subject. Hanekom spoke at the launch of the Scibono Science of Soccer exhibition in Newtown, which has become a centre of attraction as the first centre in the country to exhibit soccer in support of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. Hanekom told guests it was vital for pupils to understand that science was not confined to the laboratory or classroom, in order to encourage them to continue with science and mathematics as tertiary subjects and enter careers in related fields. “Showing them the complex physics behind the mystery of ‘trick’ or ‘bending’ free kicks in soccer will do just that.’’ Hanekom said it was imperative for policy makers to understand the value of science centres. He argued that while soccer could be used to enhance our understanding of mathematics and science, these two disciplines could also be used to improve our understanding of the game. “This soccer exhibition has been designed especially for the South African situation, and its travelling components will be taken to other science centres across the country.” He revealed there were currently 20 centres involved in the promotion of science and science education in the country. “The department has decided that, in
addition to other forms of support to science centres, at least R500 000 a year should be contributed towards the development of mobile exhibits of benefit to emerging underresourced centres.”
Derek Hanekom, deputy Minister of Science and Technology.
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BRT strike leaves soccer fans stranded Nie Cele Employees of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) downed tools and left fans stranded after a 2010 Fifa World Cup™ match at Soccer City. The strike happened barely a week after control of the BRT was handed over to Clidet 957, established by former taxi bosses who surrendered 585 taxis to city council in exchange for shares in the company. Tahir Sema, South African Municipality Workers Union (Samwu) spokesman, said bus drivers and staff downed tools because they were angered by adjusted shifts aimed at accommodating fans at
World Cup matches in Johannesburg. “The employer took a unilateral decision without consulting the unions and employees. This resulted in a surprise strike organised by the employees after they were angered by the decision. However we have since deployed representatives to the negotiation table to iron out the issue amicably.’’ Mayor Amos Masondo had hailed the handover of phase 1A that operated between Soweto and the city centre as an historic milestone. He said BRT was 100 percent owned by Clidet 957 and praised stakeholders involved in the lengthy negotiations.
“Without your commitment this transformation in public transport would have been impossible,’’ Masondo said. But this newspaper has reliably learnt of another dispute involving the union and the company that is waiting to be heard in the labour court. This was sparked by a complaint by Clidet 957, which is a member of the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council. Clidet 957 is questioning Samwu’s right to represent the BRT employees even though they are no longer in the Sicelo Mabaso, Amos Masondo and Eric Motshwane during the employ of the municipality. announcement of the BRT handover.
New broom to sweep clean Gugulethu Nkosi Councillor Vasco Da Gama is the new caucus leader of the DA in the City of Johannesburg. Da Gama’s election followed the resignation of Victor Penning in May. Penning is now a councillor. According to the DA, Penning resigned to make way for a smooth transition into the upcoming local government elections. “I am pleased with the arrangements and excited about the new team of leaders,” said Penning. “They are a good team of youngsters with new ideas for the party.” Da Gama, serving as the DA’s chairman of the Sandton north/
Midrand constituency, promised to take the party to greater heights, and work closely with the ANC in the interests of Joburg citizens. “I intend to devote my time and energy to ensure that we make the vision of gaining control of Johannesburg a reality. We will take care of the people who entrust us to speak on their behalf, and ensure their interests and quality of life are improved and maintained.” Da Gama said the party intended to meet the needs of the people through communication and dialogue at various public meetings throughout their constituencies in Gauteng. Pressed on what would be his first challenge if he were to become the
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Vasco Da Gama, newly elected new mayor, Da Gama said, “I will try Democratic Alliance and improve service delivery, which leader. is fast becoming a big problem in Johannesburg.” Out... Victor Penning.
Most Gauteng jobs below par Nie Cele Half of the jobs in Gauteng are not up to standard. According to findings in a survey by the Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO), a thinktank formed in 2008 between the universities of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand, and the Gauteng provincial government, race relations were under strain in Gauteng. Only four out of 10 whites believed that trust between blacks and white would develop over time. Executive director of GCRO, Professor David Everatt, said the main objective of the partnership was to assist government in the development of the province as a city region. Everatt said the survey sampled 6 636 respondents from Gauteng and densely populated areas just outside the province’s boundaries. “Respondents were asked about their quality of life, and their employment and conditions of work.”
The survey probed aspects of employment that could generally be regarded as criteria for decent work, said a GCRO researcher, Sizwe Phakathi. “These included whether the employee had a contract, and whether the company provided training/education, paid sick leave and family leave, a housing subsidy, a transport allowance, overtime, medical aid, pension, and performance and annual bonuses.’’ Phakathi said the survey found 14 percent of full-time employees in the formal sector worked without an employment contract. This rose to 30 percent for those employed part-time in formal sector jobs. 67 percent of all respondents were without medical aid, 48 percent had no sick leave benefit, and 53 percent were without any form of pension. Phakathi said the finding highlighted issues raised by President Jacob Zuma at a May Day gathering
in Durban, where Zuma was quoted as saying government planned to introduce new laws to promote decent work for everyone.
Professor David Everatt, executive director of the Gauteng City Region Observatory.
Other ﬁndings in their survey are as follows: 69 percent of Gauteng respondents had a xenophobic attitude and agreed or strongly agreed that foreigners received beneﬁts meant for South Africans. There were low levels of satisfaction with local government. People came to the Gauteng city region to make money and return home outside the province. At least 57 percent of respon ndents were satisﬁed with the national sphere of government’s performance.
Gauteng premier not worried Nie Cele Gauteng Premier, Nomvula Mokonyane was not perturbed by the recent findings of a survey conducted by Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO). These findings revealed that half the employees in Gauteng did not enjoy decent work. The survey also identified nonpayment of services as one of the factors affecting people’s quality of life in the province. GCRO is a think tank partnership between Johannesburg and Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane
Witwatersrand universities and the Gauteng provincial government (GPG), established in 2008 to assist government in the development of the province as a city region. Speaking at the Gauteng Tourism Authority offices in Newtown, the premier said government welcomed the results of the survey. “We believe that the truth about our province will help us improve the way we deliver services to our people. The results also confirm the appropriateness of our priorities. This reality check will help us make a holistic assessment about where we are as a province and, where necessary, take further steps to improve the state
of the province.” Mokonyane agreed that the results were not all that ‘rosy’ and that government would have been disappointed if the survey was merely a pat on the back for government. “This means the observatory is serving its purpose and its brutal honesty means we can provide meaningful interventions to improve the lot of our people.” She reiterated that the survey confirmed what government had always known. “In this light, we are continuing to engage our local authorities in ensuring that efficient service delivery takes place,’’ Mokonyane said.
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Is it DA gathers troops that cold? Randburg branch manager for the Democratic Alliance, Mike Wood writes: As most of you are now aware, the local government elections will take place either in April or May next year. One of Helen Zille’s objectives is to win Johannesburg for the DA. It is quiet a daunting task, but I feel that if we put shoulders to wheel now it can be achieved. I am pleased to report that the Randburg branch has hit the ground running and we have been involved in a number of projects that have raised the profile of the DA in the community. We have been involved in clean-up and beautification of parks, tables at shopping centres and the petition to widen the Conrad Drive Bridge. We are planning two more major events that I would like to invite residents to
get involved with: On the 26 June we are holding a DA table at the Blairgowrie shopping centre on the corner of Conrad Drive and Susman Avenue where residents can sign the petition for the widening of the Conrad Drive bridge. We currently have nearly 500 signatures. We are holding a public meeting on the 21 July at the Blairgowrie recreation centre in Park Lane Blairgowrie at 7pm and the speaker will be Jack Bloom, our member from the provincial legislature. He will be speaking on the current crises in the Gauteng health department and corruption within government. It would be appreciated if you could join us on those two days and also spread the message far and wide. I do believe that we can take Johannesburg and turn it around as was done in Cape Town. Details: 011-7897-2781
BSRA for community beneﬁt
Mark Stokoe from Randburg sent in this photograph taken on 16 June at 2pm in Sundowner. He believes it’s likely that Temperature Engineering, the company at which the fountain is seen, linked its water system to its refrigeration system.
Diana Reinecke writes: I read the article Bordeaux South politics in the 18 June issue and as a resident of the area I was amazed that Anonymous is so unhappy. Having been held up at gunpoint in my home in August last year, I am absolutely delighted with the positive results of the BSRA committee’s hard work – our area is
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safe again. I cannot imagine why anyone would be upset by this, but if Anonymous would like a committee to address his concerns, I suggest he goes ahead and forms an association that he would feel comfortable with. It’s his democratic right. For my part, I thank the committee! I am a grateful resident.
Liberty Church: 401 West Avenue Ferndale, 8am and 10am services will be combined and held at 9am with evening services at 6pm. Full children’s church programmes are available for ages three-10 at 9am services. Phone 011-791-0040 for info. Christ Church Blairgowrie: Corner Gordon and Mackay avenues, welcomes people of all nations. The 9.30am Sunday worship offers a creche, children’s church and youth meeting. Services are also held at 8am and 6pm. Phone 011-789-1042, office@ccblairgowrie. org.za or www.ccblairgowrie.org.za 27 June: Valley Vineyard Christian Fellowship (379 Spionkop Avenue North Riding) will meet at 9am. All are welcome! Phone 011-222-0582. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (145 Curzon Street Cramerview) welcomes all visitors and worship at our Sunday services. We do not solicit donations or pass a plate. Sunday
Gracehouse Family Church (112 Susman Avenue Blairgowrie) will host Sunday services from 8am to 10am and 10.30am to 12.30pm in June. Life and power services and bible study on Wednesdays at 6.30pm with Pastors Chuks and Augusta Ozabor. Phone 011-787-1082 / 072-954-9711 or visit www.gracehouse.co.za The Family Church (cnr First Avenue and Third Street, Linden) hosts Sunday worship and Sunday school at 9.15am. Various midweek services and youth meetings are also hosted. Phone Claude Jacques 011-888-1391. Prophetic Teaching Ministry (14A Lewisham Road, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive and Blackheath Road) holds services every Sunday at 9am. Phone Beryl 083-226-1993. Lamb of God Ministries (Windsor East/ Robindale, cnr Oorbietjie and Blesbok roads) has celebration services every Sunday at 9am. Midweek - hosts prayer, home group training courses and bible study. Phone Rajen Naidoo 076-300-8459. Lighthouse Christian Centre holds services every Sunday at 9am (cnr Beyers Naudé Drive and Monkor Road). Prayer services held on Thursday at 7pm. Phone George 082-320-7014, www.lhcc.co.za Randburg Baptist Church (149 Bram Fischer Drive) holds morning worship service every Sunday at 9am. All welcome. Phone 011-886-3893. The Fellowship: A family church with a difference (cnr Hill Street and Pine Avenue, Ferndale) holds home fellowship at 7pm on Wednesdays, praise and worship practice at 7pm on Thursdays, morning services and Sunday school at 9am and evening services at 5.30pm. Phone Renette Unsworth 084-549-7760. Forgiveness revolution: Workshops at different venues across the city teach everything about forgiveness. Phone Lorraine 082-771-7665.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
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This week’s winner is Brett Pretorius of Robin Hills. This photo is of a tiger I snapped at the zoo. I then edited the photo in Photoshop to give a real fantasy/surreal look to it.
Send entries to email@example.com The success of Randburg Sun’s 2009 Photo of the Week competition has ensured that 2010’s competition will be bigger and better. While weekly winners will receive an A2 print of their winning photograph on canvas (sponsored by Photo2Art)
and be automatically entered into the annual competition, Canon has come on board sponsoring prizes for the overall winners at the end of the year. Details: 011-889-0695 or photo@ caxton.co.za
Competition rules These are the abbreviated rules. To view the full competition rules visit www.randburgsun. co.za Entries must be accompanied by your name, surname, residential address and contact number in order to be valid. Entries must be in jpeg format and be between one and four
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Gone too soon
Mourners gather outside St Stithians’ chapel after the memorial service.
Zanele Sabela The who’s who of South African society converged on St Stithians College last Thursday to bid a final farewell to Nelson Mandela’s great grandchild, Zenani Zanethemba Mandela. The 13-year-old was killed in a car crash in the early hours of 11 June, on her way home from the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ opening concert at the Orlando Stadium. Although very young, Zenani touched many lives. In a message read to the congregation, her father Casey Moyo said, “She touched everyone she met. No one can ever claim to not remember Zenani.” A close school friend Kea Tainton said what she would miss most about Zenani was her laughter. Others described her as bubbly, someone with a great sense of humour, not shy, and one who would talk nonsense just to make a friend feel better. Like many sixth graders
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she wanted to be a dancer, a singer, an actress the one day and a designer the next. Her friends said she was popular with both girls and boys and that she enjoyed a bit of gossip. Her mother, Zoleka Mandela’s heartbreaking eulogy was read out by Refiloe Seakamela. Zoleka said, “I should have let you eat more chocolate. I should have let you wear make-up. I should have let you go to more parties, let you date more. I should have let you see your father more. Come back to me, I cannot do this alone. You have raised me for thirteen years…” Madiba braved the cold and joined the rest of the mourners in the St Stithians chapel. Winnie Madikezela-Mandela and her daughters Zinzi and Zenani also attended the memorial along with Zenani’s younger brother Lami and the rest of the Madiba clan. Zenani was laid to rest in a private ceremony at Fourways Memorial Park.
Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe with president of Business Unity SA, Futhi Mtoba.
Wife of the late struggle icon Dr Thato Motlana, Zanele Motlana with daughter Dr Shadi Motlana.
Former Minister of Justice, Minister of Justice, Jeff Radebe. Bridgette Mabandla. 7de Laan’s Sekoati Tsubane.
Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Dikgang Moseneke.
Businesswoman Felicia Mabuza-Suttle embraces renowned photographer Peter Magubane.
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MediCross soccer fever
In support of Bafana in style Donald Lobelo City Power unveiled its â€˜secret projectâ€™ at its head office in Booysens when it showed video footage of the Nelson Mandela Bridge at night. Silas Zimu, managing director at City Power said the renovations and decorations at the bridge were a legacy project. â€œThe Nelson Mandela Bridge will be a colourful monument throughout the 2010 Fifa World Cupâ„˘ and beyond. This project aims to honour Madiba whom everyone has come to know as an icon. Itâ€™s one of the beautification projects the city has embarked on and is a tourist destination,â€? said Zimu.
Randburg MediCross staff feel the fever, Dr Tarnya Naidu, Dr Andy BranďŹ eld, Dr Alex Economakis, Dr Albert Crous, Sister Nomonde Dudumashe, Sister Minnie Rimmie, Gladys Sadike, Aquilla Mokate and Mabel Ngwenya on soccer Friday.
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Staff and residents of Fairland Village hit the sidewalk to share in the excitement of the 2010 Fifa World Cupâ„˘ as passing motorists hoot their appreciation.
Whenever Bafana Bafana played, the teamâ€™s colours would be displayed on one side of the bridge, with those of the opposition team on the opposite side. However if Bafana didnâ€™t make it to the next round, the bridge would continue to display different colours every day. The utility launched an online Fault Logging Facility which customers could use to log faults directly from City Power website or via WAP from their cellphones. Head of engineering at City Power, Louise Pieterse said this would help reduce the long queues and address the problems. Details: www.citypower.co.za
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Help feed a family Not a pet’s Feed a Family is an organisation that provides underprivileged families in squatter camps a loaf of bread and a litre of milk. Many families in squatter camps are unemployed, which means hungry children, undernourished pregnant mothers and young new mothers. “They wait for our visits so that they can nourish their bodies. It actually hurts us when all our bread and milk is handed out because there are still thousands of unfed people who look at us with disappointment, because it means another hungry day,” said the organisation’s Malcolm Poovan. Feed a Family aims to alleviate the poverty, crime and HIV in society and feels it can reach more people when their stomachs are full rather
than empty. “Let’s get South Africans to rally around feeding underprivileged people and be a blessing to those less fortunate. It cost just R13 per day to feed a family. It’s not a lot of money. However, the impact your R13 can have on the South African population is priceless. I remember the first day my friend and I went into a camp and fed families. The warm feeling it gave us when we left, also the looks on their faces, especially the children, when we were leaving, made us pledge to make this our lifelong mission to feed people,” Poovan added. Details: 011-640-2999 or 074-311-7096, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Collectors toy fair rolls up The Blairgowrie Collectors Toy Fair takes place on 27 June at the Blairgowrie recreation centre from 9am to 2pm. The fair features meccano, model trains, pedal cars and doll houses, die cast toys, cars and planes, trucks and trains among others..
Visitors are welcome to bring in old toys for valuation or to sell. Entrance fee for adults is R10 and children under 16 enter free. Details: 011-787-2696, 072-229-7977, www. modelcars.co.za
genres such as narrative, dramatic, satirical, lyrical, elegy or verse fable. Published poet Walkley nominee Adam Gibson, sports and feature writer Jessica Halloran and published poet, writer and film maker Peter Fenton will be the judges. Details: Derek@cricketartprize.org or www. cricketartprize.org
The Cricket Poetry Award has set a platform for all cricket-loving poets. Local poets are invited to send in poems that celebrate cricket in every field be it backyard, beach, social or local club cricket. Poets are requested to be creative in
best friend Ayanda Buthelezi Vuvuzelas were cheerfully blown to welcome festivities around the 2010 Fifa World Cup ™, but pet owners dreaded the effect that the controversial instrument had on their pets. A Sandringham vet reported having treated several pets petrified by the loud blowing of vuvuzelas. “We have had complaints from pet owners whose pets hid under beds and behind couches. For such cases, we prescribed sedatives to help them cope. There are also effective homeopathic remedies available that may be bought across the counter at most surgeries to help keep your pet calm,” said Dr Claire Considine. Pet owner, Pam Blumenthal said she was mostly concerned about damage to her pets’ ears. “I’m afraid animals may lose their hearing from the noise,” she said. Sandton SPCA spokesman, Candice Segal
said, “It is well known that dogs and cats have hearing that is superior to that of humans. A dog’s hearing ranges from as low as 16 Hz to as high as 100 000 Hz. We appeal to vuvuzela users to be aware and sensitive of pets’ health and safety. Do not blow a vuvuzela in close range of your pet and if your dogs or cats are frightened by the sound, make sure they are kept in a secure and safe environment during matches or times of celebration. We support the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ as well as responsible pet care.”
Olympic Games for kiddies
New Acropolis Centre hosted the ﬁrst Olympic Games for children at The Brightwater Commons on 12 June. The event was run entirely by volunteers who supervised and assisted with the day’s activities. The centre organised a food hamper for Lehae la Tshepo, a children’s home which was formed in response to the serious social situation concerning young child-care in Windsor.
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DIARY Non-profit o rga n i s a t i o n s are welcome to e-mail details of forthcoming events to Randburg Sun at ra n d b u rg s u n @ c a x t o n . co.za (Must include name of organisation, contact number, physical street address, as well as date and time where relevant)
Free Laughter Club: Change the way you look at life - join us for free laughter club at 51 Central Road, Linden Extension on Thursdays. 5.30pm. Phone Eileen 082-856-6818. Acoustic Guitar Xplosion at Tanz Café on Monday nights. The best on the night proceeds to the semi-finals. Marshal Music is sponsoring a Takamine acoustic guitar worth R15 000 for the finals. Phone 082-770-7524.
Baha’i Health Agency - We are open on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm and also on Sundays from 10am to 2pm. We have doctors and psychologists on site to assist with counselling for HIV/Aids 24, 30th June, 1 and 7 July: Friends of issues. Clinic at the National Baha’i Centre, 209 Kloofendal’s school holiday programme at the Bellairs Drive, Northriding. Phone 071-595Kloofendal Nature Reserve. Phone 011-674- 3916,email@example.com 2980 or 072-595-6991.
The Gauteng Central Girl Guides holds monthly tea gardens on the first Sunday of every month. Tea and crumpets at Trefoil, Road Number 3, Delta Park at 2pm. Once in Delta Park follow the signs to find us. Contact clairefr@global. co.za Honeydew Bowling Club (cnr Beyers Naude Drive and Christiaan de Wet Road). Bar, meals, social life, fun and free coaching. Experienced players, teenagers to oldies welcome. Phone 083674-9112. Narcotics Anonymous: Open meetings on Mondays and Fridays in Boskruin (Old White Horse Inn), cnr President Fouche Drive and Hawken Avenue. 7.30pm to 9pm. Thursdays at Blairgowrie recreation centre, Park Lane
7.30pm to 9pm. Phone 083-900-6962. Duplicate bridge at Boskruin library Thursdays 9am to 12.30pm. Phone 011-886-3456 or 011791-3732. Christian singles meet at Rosebank Mall every last Friday of the month for an opportunity to meet other single people from Rosebank Union Church and other neighbouring churches. 6.30pm, very friendly and relaxed environment. Phone Graham 082-330-5567 or bubblelight@ gmail.com. Book sale at Olivedale library bookshop run by Friends of Olivedale Library. Every Saturday 9am to 1pm. Olivedale library, President Fouche Rd, Olivedale. Phone 011-462-6285/6.
26 and 27 June: Book sale at Forest Farm Centre for Cerebral Palsied Adults. William Nicol Drive, opposite Republic Road, Bryanston. 10am to 4pm on Saturday, 10am to 2pm on Sunday. Phone Jean 011-789-3008. 27 June: Blairgowrie Collectors Toy Fair at the Blairgowrie recreation centre. Fun for the whole family. 9am. Phone Don 011-787-2696. 28 June: Speakers Corner presents - Kate Turkington. 9.30am for 10am at the Aasvoelkop Dutch Reform Church, Lawley Avenue in Northcliff. Visitors are welcome. R35,00 includes refreshments. Phone 011-6783858. 30 June: Pensioner’s tea. Local poetry reading. 10am. R20 per person at Olivedale library, President Fouche Drive, Olivedale. Phone 011462-6285. 30 June: New Acropolis Centre will host the talk, Tracing the labours of Hercules through the Zodiac, on the connection of the 12 signs of the zodiac. 7 pm. Phone 072 300-1274 or www.newacropolis.org.za 3 July: Craft Market. 9am to 1pm. Special book clearance sale R2 each. Cheshire Home’s crafts on display. Olivedale library, President Fouche Rd, Olivedale. Phone: 011-462-6285. 3 July: SPCA jumble and white elephant sale will be held from 9am to 12pm at 229 Northumberland Ave, Northriding. Phone 011-462-1610. 5 July: Philatelic Society monthly meeting. 7.30pm. If you are interested in stamps or stamp collecting, we would be delighted to hear from you. Our friendly group meets on the first Monday every month at Blairgowrie community centre. Phone Ian 083-655-7057 or Chris 083-662-2150. 7 July: New Acropolis Centre will host an open meeting for the course, Introduction to Philosophy and Metaphysics. 7pm Phone 072300-1274 or www.newacropolis.org.za 15 July: SPCA AGM will take place at 6pm for 6.30pm in hospitality suite 2 at the Coca-Cola Dome, North Riding. Phone Lyndall 011-4621610. 20 July: Sunflower Fund charity golf day. Randpark Golf Club. Comedian Al Prodgers entertainment at the prizegiving. Phone Lizelle 011-469-4513 or e-mail eventsG@ sunflowerfund.org.za 23 July: New Acropolis Book club meeting. Open to all known bookworms. 7 pm. Phone 072-300- 1274 or www.newacropolis.org.za 31 July: ADHASA parent’s seminar at the Delta Park School staffroom, Standard Drive, Blairgowrie. Register by 28 July. 8am to 4.15pm. Phone 011-888-7655. Liberty Church (401 West Ave, Ferndale) has exciting Friday night events for children and teens during school terms. Grades 1 to 6 from 5.30-7pm; Grades 7 and 8 from 7-9pm and Grades 9 to 12 from 7-10pm. Phone: 011-7910040.
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Trinity House cares Trinity House pre-primary school held its annual winter party for Make a Difference. This charity has been supported by the school for a number of years. At this year’s event 90 children from the Kya Sand and Msawawa informal settlement played
soccer, painted South African flags and learnt the diski dance. The theme was the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. At the end of the day the children received a healthy lunch and a hamper which included a blanket, jacket, beanie and scarf.
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Children from Kya Sand and Msawawa informal settlements were entertained at the Trinity House pre-primary school’s Make a Difference campaign.
Keba Mothoagae If you see what appears to be a solar car whiz past you, know that your eyes aren’t fooling you. Six Grade 10 pupils from the Deutsche Internationale Schule (DSJ) are currently assembling a solar car to compete in the South African Solar Challenge later this year, and had the opportunity to show off their creation at this year’s DSJ schulbasar. The SA Solar Car Challenge is a bi-annual event that includes a mixture of local and international teams competing in various classes for prizes, prestige and experience. This year’s event takes place between 26 September and 6 October, with the vehicles racing a
4250km route that begins in Johannesburg progresses to Cape Town and Durban before it ends in Pretoria. Team captain Christopher Pallamar, said, “Besides participating in such an exciting event, we would like to establish the DSJ as one of the leading science and technology schools around.” Pallamar added that any sponsorship towards the solar car’s participation in the solar challenge would be appreciated. Members of the public can also provide a name for the vehicle, with the moniker deemed the most flambouyant chosen as the winner. Details: 083-456-9929 or dimitra-h@ hotmail.com
Hospice charity shops always need donations. Collections can be arranged. Phone Eleanor or Christine 011-728-1052 from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Fathers-4-Justice holds support group meetings for divorced or separated fathers who have little contact with their children. Parents, grandparents, mothers, family and friends are all welcome. Meetings held every Saturday at 4pm. Phone 082-306-7841.
Continued from page 17 Book sale every Saturday at the Randburg library, Bram Fischer Drive, from 9am to 12pm. Bargains galore from R2. Phone Maureen 083-470-5896. Senior citizen activities: Join in for a fun morning of tea, coffee, eats, chats, card games, Rummikub, and other fun activities, every Wednesday from 9.30am to noon, R20 per person per month at the Blairgowrie community centre, Park Lane. Phone Annemarie 011-789-2211. Socials for mature singles: Our club hosts vibrant parties, braais, dart evenings and much more. Phone Gloria 083-948-7917, Sylvia 082691-6985. Nomad comedy open mic at 7pm every Monday night at Tony’s Bar and Grill (cnr Hans Schoeman Street and Phillip le Roux Avenue, Malanshof). Phone 074-100-6495. Drug education seminars Ministry Against Drugs (Mad) holds drug education seminars for all parents in the area on Saturday mornings to help educate, equip and inform. Includes various drugs affecting the youth of today, telltale signs and what to look out for. Phone Justin Green 076-035-5061, justgreen@ ananzi.co.za Bridge group at St Marks Church Hall cnr Witkoppen and Hyperion roads, Northriding. Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm. Phone Trudy 011-792-5482.
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Lingo Links hosts weekly groups for informal practice in foreign languages. Phone Helen 072-786-9961 or www.lingo-links.co.za. The Mah Jong Association of SA holds bimonthly meetings at Wizards Craighall at The Colony shopping centre on the first and second Thursdays of each month from 7pm to 10.30pm. Phone Leon 083-454-4536. The Old Parktonian Sports Club in Bordeaux hosts activities and rents out four function rooms. Prices are reasonable and include full catering, bar facilities and secure parking. Sports fields are also available for family days, team building and more. Phone 011-789-3274 www.oldparks.co.za Brownies, Teddies and Girl Guides: Brownies (seven to 10 years), Teddies (four to seven years) and Girl Guides (10 to 14years), is a safe, girl-only space to explore the activities, issues and possibilities that are available to girls today. Meetings on Friday afternoons 4pm to 6pm at the Guide Centre, 374 Boundary Road, Northriding. Phone Diana 071-858-9943 or HQ 011-795-3767 firstname.lastname@example.org Northern Farm Nature Reserve offers hiking trails, MTB routes, horse riding and birding. The reserve promotes recreation for conservation and is only open on weekends and public holidays. It’s situated just off the R114. www.northernfarm.co.za 082-533-4545. International Training in Communication meets every second Thursday at 9.30am in the Girl Guides headquarters, Honeydew. Phone 011-888-3524.
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Annual Business Awards 2010 A journey with Gail Lutz Life as a tour leader Managing member of Destination Perfect, a company that specialises in group and executive getaways, Gail Lutz was a guest speaker at the launch of the Women’s Forum of the Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). The Sun tracked her down for an interview. How did you first get into the travel industry and how would you describe your career journey to date? I did a course in travel tourism and started working as a tour operator. What is the biggest misconception about the travel industry? The travel industry appears glamorous but as a tour leader I am on standby 24 hours a day. I have had clients call me at 3am to call hotel housekeeping for a bath plug.
What do you think one needs to make it as a self-employed business women? Experience is fundamental in your choice of field. How long have you been a member of the RCCI and how has it benefited you? I have been a member since August 2009. It provides a great opportunity to network and get involved in the community. Through my membership I was introduced to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry and assisted with the travel arrangements for the trade delegation to India. The Women’s Forum is a particularly brilliant idea. Can you think of a role model who has shaped your career? My mother who was a total workaholic. Where did you grow up and how long have you been living in Randburg? I was born and raised in Chingola, Zambia and went to school in South Africa. I have lived in Randburg since 1994. What is your motto in life? Just do it What do you do to unwind? I Enjoy sleeping, reading. I also enjoy scuba diving and rock climbing with my husband. How would you spend the perfect weekend? With my husband at a game lodge. What are your pet peeves? Child and animal abuse.
One woman for all children Miranda Jordan-Friedmann, founder of Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) said her favourite quote was, ‘The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any’. WMACA is an NGO committed to fighting for the rights, and to end the abuse, of children in South Africa. “The effects of child abuse last one’s life. These are often delayed and slow to develop but acute when they do occur,” said JordanFriedmann. She explained that through the Kidz Clinics it was WMACA’s aim to break the complex, long-term cycle of abuse by providing intervention and healing to child victims, and to prevent secondary traumatisation by the criminal and justice system. Jordan-Friedmann has worked in Randburg for the past 10 years and operates six Kidz Clinics in Alexandra, Boksburg, Orange Farm, Duduza, Pretoria, and in Waterloo on the KwaZulu Natal north coast. She is a member of the Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) and was recently a guest speaker at the launch of the RCCI Women’s Forum. Jordan-Friedmann said the biggest misconception people had about running an NGO was that it was a hobby, instead of a non-profit business. “There is not enough acknowledgment for NGOs and the hard work and commitment it takes to run and sustain a credible organisation,” she said. “One of our new projects is to highlight the huge increase in teenage pregnancies at schools. Teaching abstinence alone won’t stop teenagers from having sex and they should be provided with proper sex and contraception education.”
When asked how her friends would describe her she said, “People who know me say they always know where they stand with me. Professionally or socially, I am always true to myself even when it makes me unpopular.” To unwind from a job that would be emotionally draining for most people, Jordan-Friedmann enjoys horse riding as it allows her to switch off and re-energise by spending time with what she calls calm and beautiful animals. Details: 011-789-8815, www.wmaca.org.za
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Home away from home Nawhal Kara To the extraordinary children at Wiggles and Squiggles school in Boskruin, a session of catching bubbles and blowing out candles means that fun at school has come to an end and it is time to go home. The school caters for children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and multi-sensory impairments. “Each of our pupils has individual needs, impairments and abilities and the homely environment of our school supports this. They learn, express themselves differently to other children and need and display more love,” said principal and founder Sue Fowlds. She explained that each child was allowed the freedom to explore his or her own capabilities within the constraints of a curriculum. “We communicate with our children through Makaton sign language which makes use of signs and symbols to convey meaning as well as the Picture Exchange Communication System (Pecs). This also assists parents of frustrated
children to communicate with their kids at home.” Fowlds taught in London where she learned most of the practical techniques she implements at the school. After returning from the United Kingdom, she opened her own school from home with one pupil, four years ago. The Wiggles and Squiggles school moved into its new home a year ago and now has 35 pupils. School fees vary depending on the age of the child and exclude treatment such as physiotherapy. “We always try to assist families with funding where necessary, most of which comes from corporate donors. We do not obtain any government funding as it believes that our children should be attending mainstream schools. Our pupils need more support than typical children so we have a ratio of one adult for every three pupils.” said Fowlds. Shannon Smith Details: 011-793-6310, www.wigglesandsquiggles.co.za
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Delta Park reaches out
Tinyiko Sikhosana teams up with a Casa do Sol pupil.
Delta Park high school believes that it is better to give than receive. For this reason the school hosted two community outreach events, the first of which was an athletics day for Casa do Sol school. The Grade 12 Delta pupils assisted the Casa do Sol pupils, cheered them on, competed against them and ended off with dancing. The second event was for Thusang. The event was hosted at Delta Park school for the third year and about 1 000 underprivileged pupils were treated to a fun-filled day of eating, gifts and playing games. Delta Park pupils and staff assisted with games, food, parcels and the general organisation of the day. Both events are hosted annually by Delta Park. Unforgettable lessons were learned about giving and being thankful for everything we usually take for granted.
Delta Park’s Grade 12 pupils assist the Casa do Sol outreach.
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Star meets fans Cresta Gem and Mineral Show
Survivor star Okkert Brits makes an appearance at Northgate shopping centre for a meet and greet session.
Liz and Dave Upshon of Borareo were two of many visitors at last year’s Gem and Mineral Show at Cresta shopping centre. This year’s event will take place from 30 June to 11 July.
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Taken from the roots Thuli Malinga Wouter Kellerman is living proof that giving your all to do the best does get you to the top. This comes after Kellerman won an award at the annual Samas (South African Music Awards) for best jazz, instrumental and popular classical DVD. The former Linden high school pupil said, “I didn’t expect to win. I was just happy to be nominated and it was a nice surprise.” Having worked with various musicians such as Fresh Makhene in his 2007 released CD, Colour, Kellerman said he started creating his own trend of music to touch people’s hearts. “I use a lot of roots music based on different influences. Music is about what you feel inside, it doesn’t have to be complicated and that’s what’s important,” he said. Kellerman’s CD was mixed by Los Angelesbased Husky Holskulds, who mixed Nora Jones’ award winning album. Taking a stroll down memory lane, Kellerman revealed that his love for the flute began at the age of 10 when his parents asked him to pick an instrument he’d like to play. “I like using breath to make music and that’s why I chose the flute. I couldn’t put it together at the time so I would open the case and just look at it.” Following lessons from an inspiring music teacher, he fell deeper in love with the instrument and the journey of making music began. However, for this father-of-two, the dream of being a full-time musician was put on hold so he could provide for his children. “I studied electrical engineering, opened my own company and played music part-time until they finished school. During that time I travelled overseas to make music until I was eventually able to do it full-time.” Kellerman has since played on cruise ships, performed at big music festivals and travelled
Sama Award winner, Wouter Kellerman. to Germany, Switzerland, Austria and US. “My greatest highlights have been an opening performance for Johnny Clegg at the Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (Midem) festival, having legendary Themba Mkhize’s band backing me, and winning a Sama.” Kellerman is passionate about children and has been supporting SOS Children’s Villages in Ennerdale for 10 years. “I love children and believe they have so much potential. It’s my passion to look after them.” When relaxing, Kellerman spends time with his family and keeps active with yoga. He’s working on his next album, Two Voices where he’ll collaborate with different artists including Senegalese singer Lamine Sonko, and will perform a reggae version of Mama Thembu.
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CARPET SPRING CLEANERS 485-2158/2170 All hrs 072 202 7171 ABACAS inc. THERMO-CLEAN Carpet & Upholstery cleaners since 1977! Guaranteed workmanship! Call Don Johnston Member CUCASA 447-5861 or 788-4207
A. ELECTRICIAN Exp. 40 yrs. IAN SMITH 073-2066-438/(011) 792-1901 CP038339
ELECTRICAL PROMPT INEXPENSIVE SERVICE 24 HOURS. ALL TYPES OF WORK REGISTERED ELECTRICIANS Same Day Compliance Certificates
PHILIMON & DAUGHTER’S PLUMBER
TEL. 0861 111 666
ACCOLADE CHEM KLEEN 5 rooms from R100, lounge suite R99, spot remove, deo, APPLIANCE & scotch guard. ELECTRICAL Tel: 071 884 4244 Repairs on the spot, washing AN000608 machines, stoves, t/ dryers, dishwashers, geysers, A CLEANING CREW Kitchens, Built in ovens. Electrical work. 3 carpets R180 + L/suite Call Sam 072-961-0624 (24 cupboards and Doors. R180.(std) Kwik dry. Full /7) home valet. Flood damage.1 Riaan 082-820-4663 RO028201 LW010332 loose carpet free. 011 640-1350 or APPLIANCE/ELECTRICAL ALTERATIONS, 071 037 2987 (24 hrs) On spot Repairs. Fridges, RENOVATIONS AND NEW SA020620 Stoves, Dryers, Ovens, DWELLINGS Microwaves, washing AN EXCEPTIONAL machines All electrical work. SERVICE 24 hour service. 1 year Undertaken by registered RENT A MAID guarantee. 15 years exp. professional builders at Call lloyd 083 409 4052 Casual & placements. competitive rates.
Call Yvonne or Karen 011 781-5073 084-788-4522
We deliver the best service in plumbing Residential, Commercial and Industrial plumbings & Solar installation & installation of bathroom, toilet, showers, sinks.
084 401 5283/084 640 7641 Sa020585
ABLE HANDYMAN SERVICE KITCHEN FACE LIFTS & PAINTING • Hang doors • Cabinets. No job too small. Kevin 079 257 7704
0136 Home Improvements / DIY
DRY CARPET, UPHOLSTERY & CURTAIN CLEANING CUCASA • 100% Dry • No water or shampoo • Allergy friendly • Stain removal • 3M Scotchgard • FREE DEODORIZING & ANTI BACTERIAL
Pest Control Plumbing
076 520 3891
ABSOLUTELY DRY CARPET CLEANING We dryclean carpets. Special rates. Karen (011) 768-5086 082-412-4781
vic r e S r @ You Proffessional Services
• Install and repairs. • HD (PVR), Extra-view • Sound and video
DSTV INSTALLATIONS HDPVR & EXTRA VIEW ABSOLUTE BEST Re-locations and repairs. STEAM CLEAN SPECIAL Extra points. Carpets and Upholstery. Richard 072-256-5173 German Workmanship. Free SG067869 Stain Removal & Deodorising. Est. 23 yrs. Royal Cleaners (011) 234-8340 082-552-8971
ACCURATE PSYCHIC READINGS 48 YRS EXP ABOUT BUILDING PLANS Open weekends too. Vee 011 475-9001 084-668-5261 25 Years exp. Niki SG067887 072-375-8676
DSTV & HD INSTALLATIONS Extra points. Re-install. 083-866-4453
A1 CARPETS 3Hrs to dry, 5 Rooms from BOB PEARCE R150. L/Suite from R30 per 082-457-4721 seat Owner sup. Free 011-431-4106 AN000448 deodorizer. 082-860-5378
0065 Psychics / Tarot Readers
Our 20 Successful year R 300 - 5 room home with R 250 - Lounge Suite
AERIALS- TV, Satellite, Video, install & repairs. TRAPHIT, Trev (011) 793-6074 NP009474 Randpark Ridge. 082-450-7579, Weltevreden. 25 yrs. gives
AN ARCHITECTURAL PLAN REQUIRED? CALL: MARK GREAVES 763-5673 / 083-231-4072 Reg. & Approval guaranteed + 20 yrs exp in the field.
0109 Building & Materials
0123 Aerials / Satellites
(011) 475-4372 078 456 8205 Owner supervision
ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING PLANS Guaranteed Mun. approval. +20 Yrs. exp.
Standard rooms R70 p/r. Lounge suite R40 per seat.
ALTERATIONS AND PLANS Registered builder with 25 Yrs experience call Divcon 082-410-7126 011-768-7002
LARGE BLACK /WHITE LONG HAIR CAT In peak condition, wearing reflective collar. Answers to name of Stewels. Lost in Randpark, Ext 13. Mon 14/6/2010.
All your building requirements
AA DAZZLING CARPET CLEANERS
BUILDOVATION •For all your building & renovations •Electrical & plumbing •Wooden floors •All steel work Thomas 074 127 5533
ALL BUILDING PLANS Great advice and ideas. For municipal approval. Debbie 072-348-2998.
ALL PROBLEMS Business, Love.Tarot, I Ching, Astrology, Psychic Ivan (011) 786-4089
Mike 082 907 1951 ED`S ELECTRICAL Angus 083 608 1521 Gates, Geysers, C.O.C's NP009481 R350. SG067698 Tel. Edwin 083-287-5263 CH001484 BLIND BOYZ CC AVIS CLEANERS Blinds of all types. Std Room from R70. L/ ELECTRICAL 365/24 Suites from R40 p seat. Cr • New wiring Best prices. Service cards taken. 083-418-4700. • Stove installations and advice. Free SG067830 • Power tripping Quotes!! • All maintenance CURTAIN CLEANING Call Nico 073-048-2745 MIKE (011) 472-0962 20 Yrs Exp. Collection, LW010722 or 082-386-3333 or removal, re-hanging. Graham MARTIN FREY 0861-BLINDZ or 011 825-2505. ELECTRICAL 0861-254639 RO028038 For all your electrical CV108158 requirements. MAS CARPET CLEANERS Phone Martin BLINDS 083-290-0089 THE BLIND SPOT CC From R199 for 5 rooms and l RO028035 Factory prices. All areas. /suite R40 per seat. All ranges. Work 1 A ELECTRICAL CO. Quality guaranteed Electrical repairs, wiring, new guaranteed. 011-763-1735 011-780-8765 24hr Contact 082 089 1009 installations and C.O.C. 082-411-3862 073-166-7077 RO028198
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DES` TREEFELLING 25 years experience (011) 888-5762 082-453-0840
Contact Paul 082 680 0858
JAN`S TREE FELLOWS Fully insured. Personal supervision. Jan 083-260-0186
MABENA`S PROJECTS Alterations and Renovations. • Building RO028207 • Tiling • Plastering C. MASH CONSTRUCTION • Painting Specialising in: • Carpentry. Painting, Ceiling and dry Pheneas 083-950-1671 walling partitions, Roof fixing, CP038409 Water proofing, Moulding cornices. MJM DECOR Call: Ceiling, Rhinolite, Calvin Gammazine. 082 647 9774 Call 074-773-3270
DRY WALL KING... • Dry walling • Ceilings • Partitioning • Painting For offices and homes Call Gareth on: 082-600-1813
Garden & Pool maintenance, Treefelling, Clean-ups 011 795-2000 086 161 7181 www.abacusgardens.com Credit cards welcome!
HANDYMAN Welding, Security, Electrical, Plumbing, Renovations and painting etc. John 082-352-1663 AN000635
MEGA PAINTERS Top quality painting. Large & Small Projects. 011 704 7946 071 5766 947 CM004936
TREEFELLING & REMOVAL Michael 082-606-0935 CP038282
Mike 0741 02 0741 SA020781
ALL POOL REPAIRS!!! • Maintenance & Repairs • Renovations Free Quotes (25% Discount) Paul 082-335-6335
Loo-Mac Plumbing Qualified, with 28 years experience. All plumbing.
0224 Driving Schools EGOLI DRIVING SCHOOL Offers you professional driving lessons with guaranteed results at low, low prices. Learners and Drivers bookings also done Tel 082 497 4227
MAAK `N MOVE
MEGAFLOW PLUMBING Large & Small Projects. Bathroom Revamps. 071 5766 947 011 704 7944 CM004937
A PLUMBERS & DRAIN CLEANERS A Guaranteed Inexpensive Day A Same 24 Hr Service
U MB I N PL By
• LOW QUOTE • BEST RATES all plumbing & blockages
Free call 0800 119 120
Burst Geysers Blocked drains, Burst pipes, Leaking geysers, Taps and Toilet
082 445 3883 RANDBURG
A 4 SEASONS GARDEN Cleanups / treefelling / irrigation. 011 763-2925
For all your pool services and maintenance. Contact Jacques on : 071 292 7712
MDS DRIVING ACADEMY
OLIVEDALE POOL REPAIRS CC FREE QUOTES Pool problems solved!!! • We repair & replace Pumps & Filters. • Underground Piping Leaks & Cracked Pools. • Marbelite & Fibreglass • Solars & Chlorinators • Resurface Pools. Contact Patrick 082-924-1055 / 462-3450 CM004935
POOL CONSULTANTS Est 1986 "SAVE WATER" Underwater + all repairs /renovations. Lourens 073-190-8581 CP038317
Contact Sonika/Marlise 079 577 8562 082 824 7972
123 DRIVING SCHOOL • Qualified Instructor • Test dates available • Code 8 & 10. Call 074 194 8819
TV, VIDEO, HI-FI, DVD AND M/WAVE REPAIRS AERIAL AND SATELLITE INSTALLATIONS Repairs done at your home. 3 month guarantee.
0181 Repairs A FAST PLUMBER Burst Geysers, Valves, Pipes, Taps, Toilets, Blocked Drains & all Plumbing req. Renovations. 072-515-3091
Learners and licenses.
ABA TREEFELLERS Razor sharp service. Big tree GARDEN REFUSE specialists! Fully insured. 2 Ton truck load R250 Vic 082-786-3225 076-939-4365 Tracey
0220 Computer Repairs INTER COMPUTERS For all PC repairs, upgrades, sales & support, contact: 011 793 4499 ic.RandRidgeMall @gmail.com
FUTURE POOL REPAIRS • All repairs & replacement of Pumps & Filters •Leaks, Piping, Heating • Marbelite, Fibre Glass & Chlorinators. Rodrick 082 726 4865 Free Quotes
SUNSHINE PAINTERS Roof coats/Wall Coats /Waterproofing/Damp proofing/Building Norman 076 590 6470
ALL MOBILE APPL. REPS Washers, Dryers, Fridge, Stoves, Dishwashers. Work guarant. Free call out. Theuns 082-744-1145
Hannes Henning 082-574-2587
0154 Gardening / Rubble Removals
A 1ST IN FISHPOND AND POOL SOLUTIONS Peter`s Pool Service 083-601-0644/ 462-3386 Seven days from 6 to 6. Pumps, filters overhauled and renewed. Heating, salt chlorination. Fibreglass, Marbelite repaired. AFFORDABLE POOL REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE From R450 pm. incl chemicals.
RUBBLE REMOVAL 4 Ton - Rubble & Garden refuse - R480 a load 8 ton truck R650 a load. Michael 082-606-0935
HANDYMAN PRO Qual. Efficient Handymen. Plumbing/Bath Revamps 071 5766 947 011 462 3843
082-363-9347 • 24 HRS •
EXPERIENCED Handyman / Electrician / Plumbing. ANYTHING, ANYTIME ALL ROOF REPAIRS 084-511-6411 or MIKES MOVERS (011) 958 0247 24HRS 8/4/1.5 TON CP038262 www.roofrenovators.co.za structural wood & metal work 082 551 9513/083 448 7131 GENERAL HOME REPAIRS UK experience, Garenteed. NP009298 Painting, roof leak repairs, waterproofing, dampproofing ROLAND 072-884-9827 BRAND`S and general home TREEFELLING GM001112 renovations. Call Pieter Smit FULLY INSURED (011) 787-1560 0861 708 000 all/hr 082-898-6355 CP038430
RUBBLE AND GARDEN REMOVAL 4 ton truck. From R450.00 per load. Boetie 084-512-9769
ALIVE TREEFELLING & RUBBLE REMOVERS Mark 083-260-4157
DRY WALL KING... • Dry walling • Ceilings • Partitioning • Painting For offices and homes Call Gareth on: 082-600-1813
Maintenance PTY LTD. Est. 20yrs
ABOUT REFUSE AND RUBBLE REMOVAL RO028031 4/6/8 TON From R380 per load. RCF PROJECTS Linda 082-362-7537 All maintenance, fencing, NP009485 steelwork, burglar proofing, palisades, paving, plumbing. ACORN TREEFELLING Any handyman jobs. AND COMPOST No job is too small Full insured. Call Ryan: 0847444867 Gerrie Botes 082 442 4185 AN000667
All work guaranteed
RUBBLE & REFUSE 1 - 4 tons from R250. Also treefelling. James 082-839-8997 071-863-4645
A+ SPARES & REPAIR, FIBREGLASS & MARBELITE The Pool Team Jan Smuts Ave 011 501-1500 www.thepoolteam.co.za
NEW KITCHENS Renovations, built in cupboards. Phone for best prices Leon 083-400-7217
PAINTING DONE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR David, (011) 706-7134 or 073 964 0294
• 24 HRS • *Blocked Drains *Leaking Pipes *Burst Geysers.
RUBBLE & GARDEN REMOVAL From 1 Ton up to 6 Tons Andrea: 083-584-8639
PAINTING 24YRS EXP. For all your inside and outside requirements. Waterproofing. Call Jack (011) 789-6593 /072-369-8575
JOHANNES`S RUBBLE REMOVAL & TRUCK FOR HIRE 083 673 3098 082 506 2349
HANDYMAN Professional 16 years experience Honest & Reliable.
BUILDING CONTACTOR NHBRC Registered. For all building works including plumbing. Contact Milan Jadoo 083 2844 633 or 011 0239476 ravimilanj @gmail.com
A A A
10% off for pensioners on presentation of this ad.
Phone Fern (011) 432-0720 or 082-448-0855
Repairs to all...
SPECIAL R50 + Spares
GKN PLUMBING 24/7 Geysers, Blocked drains, Burst pipes, General plumbing. Gordon: 076-176-2106
Contact 011 793 1233 or 082-307-6893 a/h
0236 Entertainment AAAH! ITS PARTY-TIME Sound and Lights to blow your mind. All functions catered for Kinetic Sound Mobile Disco Call Dave (011) 673-3463 083-461-7866
A BAG OF FUN!! Exclusive castles & party requirements for adults & kids. 679-5699 082-372-9177 www.starcastles.co.za
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WILLIE`S MOBILE DISCO NORTH RIDING MOVERS ALL FUNCTIONS Let us move your house. We (011) 674-4009 all hours or have the experience 083-461-0463 and Expertise. LW010378 Contact number: 082-769-7905
0248 Furniture Restoration
PETER`S REMOVALS AND STORAGE! Big or small loads. Boxes & Bubble wrap available. Cr card facilities available. (011) 683-2227
MASTER MATHS For individualised, Maths tuition for Grades 4 - 12. Bryanston/Fourways (011) 465 7824 Randpark Ridge (011) 791-3967
0312 Baby & Children's Corner
0268 Pest Control BUGMAN PEST CONTROL 076 189 7745
0280 Professional & Business
SPECIALISED MINI MOVERS CC COUNTRYWIDE! Danie (011) 763-1994 tel /fax / 082-453-8070 AN000462
"ABILITY REMOVALS" We offer pro service! 072 288 9478 Tel (011)763-2758 ML000464
10% DISCOUNT MAXI CARE EXPRESS REMOVALS, STORAGE & PACKING ALL TYPING & SECRETARIAL SERVICES Professional Service & Trained Staff Brenda (011) 793-3060 082-336-2193 CP038272 086 111 4307
0299 Upholstery / Curtaining
ABLE UPHOLSTERERS Established 29 yrs. Roger (011) 792-3806 082-324-3402 CP038256
Repairs & Installations of all RAAM UPHL Alarm Systems, Gate & Uphl. ctns. l/covers. Garage Door motors, Electric Soft furn & Roman Blinds. NP009439 Fence, Intercoms etc... Paul: 083-561-7091 NUMBERS R US Shanti: 084-611-5811 BOOKKEEPING AND For FREE quote 011 886-7539 ACCOUNTING SERVICES ANDRE 084 601 7429 48 yrs exp. Jacqueline 082 633 4946
For all your bookkeeping and AZTECH ENGINEERING accounting needs at Gates & automation. Fencing affordable rates for & burglar proofing. Carports. professional service. Service & repairs. Centurion D5 Motors - R3850 with Call Candice on : anti-theft & inst. 082 787 4998 Contact: Moh 084-595-8122 Email : numbersrus @vodamail.co.za
0318 Carpets / Furniture / Appliances
SWOP UNWANTED GOODS FOR CASH 18 Malibongwe Drive, Robindale. We buy & sell 2nd hand :
• Furniture • Household Items • Jewellery/Gold & Gold Coins • Etc MATHS • If you need cash bring your PUBLIC SPEAKING AA AUCTIONS cell phone, laptop or jewelry TUTOR TRAVELS Barry pays best cash prices and we will borrow you cash 082 851 1328 for all good, used furniture, against your valuables. 011 786 9259 (messages) NP009492 appliances, antiques, pianos, Call today for etc. a free quote. Tel. (011) 793-4668/ (011) 793-4478. •But that`s not all CP038411
ARE YOUR BOOKS IN www.minimaxmovers.co.za KHANS UPHOLSETERS ORDER? or e-mail:wbminimax •Repairs & Recovery of NEED ASSISTANCE? @telkomsa.net All bookkeeping/ Accounting/ CH001492 Lounge Suites /Dining-Room Suites Taxes done professionally, • Scotchguard For appointment please • FREE QUOTATIONS !! contact Nicolette on 082-253-6300 AN000456 082 350 5971 BOOKKEEPING, PAYROLL, ADMIN
RED PEPPER DECOR & DESIGN Room by room decorating & manufacturing service of curtains, blinds, pelmits, decor detail & upholstery. SA020643 From co-ordinating to installation. Dont delay!!! FROM R39.00 Madeleine 083-632-1408
We also convert LP`s to HOUSE HOLD GOODS For sale, beds, coffe table , CD`s and VHS tapes to dinning room table, bedroom DVD`s @ R80 suite ect. CALL NOW Megan 079 4954 498 011 888 9697 CH001572
We pay more than anyone else for household and office 2ND HAND CLOTHES furniture. Fridges and TV`s. (MALE & FEMALE & KIDS) We also collect. Better cash paid for: Shoes, Linens, curtains. We also collect. Est. 8 years Phone Carol or Nick at (011) 781-0655 AN000602
0342 Jewellery BEST CASH PRICES! We buy Diamond and Gold jewellery for cash. Tel: (011) 787-0814 Randburg Diamond Co.
(011) 886-3780 NP009292
2ND HAND CLOTHING /LINEN/SHOES Bought and sold for cash Phone 011 794 4423 GM001158
You will get the best deal on Household furniture, Appliances, Fridges, TV`s, etc. For cash on the spot phone RESELL IT. 011 704 0989 or 011 781 9641
• Electric/ Palisade/
Ursulah 082 733 8255 or 011 793 4685 NP009490
A2B Furniture Removals 011 886 2328 078 912 0145 NP009482
FACTORY TO LET FERNDALE +- 250 SQM at R30 per square. Call: Tracey 082 552 2333
0428 Flats ALBERTVILLE Northcliff area. Villa Barcelona. Secure complex with pool in garden setting. Bachelor flat R2,975 pm excluding W&L. WHITERIDGEobe> 1 bedroom flat above shops, no parking R2,585 pm excluding W&L PARKLANE BROKERS 011 789-3127 9 TO 16 hrs. CH001586
0442 Garden Flats / Cottages BROMHOF 1 Bedroom, lounge, dining room, patio. No pets. Non smoker. R3500 - R4000 pm including w/l. Mischa 072 378 4580
0449 Houses HOUSE TO LET RANDPARK EXT 9 RANDBURG 4 X Bed, Lounge, Dining, 2 Bath , Kitchen, Scullery, Pantry, Swimming-pool, Lapa, Double Garage, Servant Qaurters, Garden Service. Rent: R8784.00 + Vat (Exc Electricity) Available immed. Contact Person Rouxlene 082 373 0508 RO028106
RANDPARK RIDGE Townhouse 3 bed, 2½ bathrooms, double garage & garden. Avail 01 August 2010. R6500 pm. Contact: Andre 083 457 3626
0491 Wanted to Rent
3 beds, secure parking. R4000 pm excl w/l. Dep R4000 Avail imm.
"I`M AN 8YR OLD JACK RUSSELL LOOKING FOR A HOME" Circumstances prevail & 082 540 3024 NP009478 it`s not possible to keep 2 female terriers together under one roof. Call Sally: 083 267 3669
0463 Offices & Shops
BERARIO Business premises to let 082-491-2592 CP038379
0484 Townhouses /Simplexes /Clusters /Duplexe FERNDALE, RANDBURG
Close to Mnet / NEW UPMARKETFERNDALE / BRYANSTON SECURE Studio BORDER from R3800 R4000 incl. 1 bed furnished 1 bed from R4300pm bachelor cottage. 2 bed from R5500pm. 071 688 8728 All excl W & E
FIRE WOOD R20 A BAG DELIVERED
TAX SEASON STARTS IN • Affordable auto garage doors auto/man gates JUNE Pure down duvets & Doug 082-324-9204 Hard & soft wood Contact Lisa CH001481 pillows Koos 082 886 0882 082 625-4666 TO AVOID THAT LAST MINUTE RUSH New items/Re-fill/ RO028209 Re-size/Repair. Standard & AN000656 custom sizes. Visit us at Bryanston Organic Market & En Style centre in Northcliff.
0288 Removals & Storage
ROOM WITH SHOWER Kitchen to share, close to M-net and Brightwater commons. R2600 incl water and lights. Tel 082 560 1370
NP009488 Razor wire Fencing
0421 Factories / Industrial / Workshops
NOAH`S ARK PADSTAL
BABY-GO-AROUND We sell new & used baby goods. We buy goods for CH001491 cash. Tel. (011) 792-8915 FURNITURE HOSPITAL www.kidzworld.co.za SG067848 Riempies. Repolishing. CM004854 MATHEMATICS Repairs UNLIMITED ROODEPOORT MINI ...For Those Please call Andrew who Struggle (011) 787-3018 MOVERS ...........ALL GRADES... CH001589 Stressfree relocations. British International ••S A T S 072 934 4243 (011) 763-2978 SG067674
FAB FURNITURE MART LINDEN Good prices paid for quality Household contents, Antiques and Collectables. Tel (011) 782-7515
0650 Loans / Investments
www.netwater.co.za 011 326-1614 SA020780
AVAIL 1 JULY. ONE B /ROOM, LOUNGE/KITCHEN /BATHROOM, PRIVATE, SECURE. R 3500 PM, R 2500 DEP, INCL W/L, REFS PLEASE
0396 Wanted to Buy
A 2 Z CASH DEALS For Household Furniture & Appliances.Etc.We collect. 082 440 8202
TEL: 082 772 8863 RO028206
FERNDALE Upstairs Unit. 2 Bed, 1 bath with pool in complex. R4400 pm excl l/w. Avail. 1st July.
AA HAMOND MOVERS Moving household & office furniture. Storage avail. Gert 011-768-1687 all hrs
LINDEN COTTAGE TO LET
AARON PAYS BEST for antiques, furniture, silver, ornaments & S.A art etc. 072-358-9404
BEST MINI REMOVALS Norman 082-371-1220
ADAM PAYS BEST PRICES FOR ALL FURNITURE, APPLIANCES, etc. 083-727-3579
ALL CASH PAID FOR SA ART, ANTIQUES & JEWELLERY Tel 082-657-2610 7 Days a week RO028028
DIAL A MOVE & STORAGE Insured big, small, part loads. Local, long distance, all Cape areas. Dogs, cats, cars, boxes, bubble wrap. email@example.com Cecile 082-776-9282 Jan 082-852-5407 We want to move it!
0407 Accommodation to Let / Share
ECONOMOVES Domestic/Office Removals. Personal Supervision. Office (011) 782-7459 Doug 083-325-4451 Rod 082 903 4334
Two bedroom cottage. Close to Multichoice R4500 pm Upstairs 1 bed. Avail 01 July. including electricity & water. R4000 p/m Call: 082 560 1370
MIDRAND RIDGE Set in secure grounds Newly renovated unit with private veranda. with beautiful garden, 1bed with jaccuzzi ground floor, lounge, bath. R4500pm. dining, kitchen. 2 beds Available 1st July. with BIC`s and , Contact Janine on : bathroom. Upperfloor. 082 521 8834 o/plan family room, 1 CP038407 large bedroom with BIC and ensuite NORTHRIDING bathroom. Immed Wendy cottage. Own shower occupation. R6500pm and toilet. R1500 pm. Suit neg. sober Christian male. Fred 011 704 2046 Contact Chris 082 SA020812 488 4771 for viewing.
FERNDALE Prof man 2 share big hse, pool, maid,large garden, garage. L/W incl. R2500.
Ph: 084 747 0191
Tel 084 217 7000 RO028182
CASH LOANS R100 to R40,000 Kgabo 072 170 3464
EASY LOANS UP TO R5 000 No ITC Check. Call: Moses / Sthembiso 011 472-6786 011 472-9362
LOANS UP TO R50 000 SAME DAY APPROVAL Mary 073 7679 033
P/LOANS UP 2 R50000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.abcloans.co.za 082 387 7118
ARAN REMOVALS STORAGE PACKING
0861 474 700
0296 Tuition / Education MATHS/SCIENCE Gr. 7 - 12. Expert tuition. email@example.com TEL: (011) 888-5270 CM004837
RANDBURG SUN Week ending June 25, 2010 • Page 25
CASH LOANS Loans From R3 000 to R50 000 If Blacklisted we help u
0895 Domestic Employment Wanted
Phone Mnqobi Cell: 074 225 4474
ABOVE AVERAGE DOMESTIC Housekeeping, housemen, CM004942 drivers, nannies, gardeners, cooks, frailcare all with certificates. Fully screened with traceable references. Jane (011) 886-7698 (o/h) 078-113-4568(a/h)
THOKO Zim seeks domestic full-time Refs. Eng. 074-833-2294 DF091260
TRAPHENER seeks full/part time domestic work with /without accom. Has references. 078-314-3433 LW010750
TRYPHINE Zim seeks domestic p/t work 082 509 8370 Refs. Eng KL005635
VICTORIA Mwn seeks domestic, childinder full-time GM001203 Refs. Eng. 074-409-8427 DF091269
ABSOLUTE JOLLY DOMESTICS drivers, maids, gardeners, caregivers, excel refs 072 556 1039 011 781 5006
VIOLET requires part-time domestic work, 2 days per week. Has references. Tel. 073 840 7224. SO057149
0897 Gardener Employment Wanted 0786 Wanted A BEST OFFER ON BAKKIES + CARS CASH PAID ANY CONDITION ALL HOURS 24/7 Deon: 082 410 4815 (011) 475-1772
ABRAM Mwn seeks garden 5 days f/t work with Accom 073 538 6735 Refs: 082 990 2638 Eng AGNES Sa seeks domestic p/t 3 days 076 598 9536 Refs. Eng
GREY Mwn seeks garden/ driver ( code 10 ) Monday -
KL005654 Friday f/t work 083 751 6097
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Soccer feverr hits Kya Sand Yashtee Sookdew As part of a school holiday programme, non-profit organisation Vukuzenzele organised a day of fun for children from Kya Sand and Msawawa. With the presence of councillor John Mendelsohn, the day kicked off with handing out soccer balls donated by Judah African Ministry church. The soccer matches began with eager players and enthusiastic supporters cheering from the sidelines.
“We arrange programmes like this for children especially during school holidays. “We find it necessary to provide them with things to do in order to keep them busy and away from bad things,” said Vukuzenzele project manager Penny Ntshegang. The children were also given an opportunity to win chocolates from Mendelsohn by correctly answering soccer trivia questions. Vukuzenzele focuses its work
Children have fun playing soccer.
towards the benefit of orphans and vulnerable children and children from poverty stricken backgrounds. The organisation consists of 30 caregivers who provide counselling to more than 265 children on its database, and provides families with food supplies on a monthly basis. Anyone capable of assisting Vukuzenzele is welcome to contact them as financial and physical support is greatly required. Details: 078-144-7697
Dikonketso Ramafalo, Shelly Virtue, Penny Ntshegang, Tshepho Mogapelo, councillor John Mendelsohn and children from Kya Sand settlement.
RANDBURG SUN • Week ending 25 June 2010 • PAGE 27
Springbok legend never lost to the All Blacks Jacques Clifford Emotions run high as Edwin ‘Carrots’ Geraghty reminisces about the 1949 Springbok test against the All Blacks in East London. In the weeks leading up to his Bok debut, the winger twice represented his beloved Border against New Zealand. Edwin sips his beer at home in Johannesburg North and wipes a tear as he recalls, “We beat them once and drew them once. Then came my call-up to the national team. We were captained by Basil Kenyon and my teammates included Piet Malan (a Northcliff resident and the oldest living Springbok). The Boks had a good mobile pack of forwards which gave us the edge. In the end we won 9 - 6. It is my fondest rugby memory.” Edwin loved rugby so much he still played the game at the age of 57. Today the 83-year-old retired civil engineer spends his days, “reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching as much rugby as I can.” ‘Carrots’, who received his nickname early in life thanks to the pronunciation of his Irish surname (Ca-re-ty), was born on 20 April 1927 in Fort Beaufort. “I share my birthday with Hitler, we occasionally share cards,” he says with a laugh. A champion sprinter and avid swimmer and soccer player, Edwin took up rugby in high school at East London Technical College. He completed his education at the University of Cape Town (UCT), but failed to make the first team. “Both UCT wingers represented Western Province and I wasn’t able to lift them. I took a job in Windhoek and kept playing
rugby in Namibia. Upon my return to East London I played for Hamilton, Border and was eventually chosen for the Springboks. “The game was still very amateur in those days. At Border we were supposed to train twice a week but not everyone could make it. “We had to travel to the field by foot or horse and cart and our day job commitments made it difficult to attend every practice.” A knee injury at an unfortunate time prevented Edwin from playing more than one test for the Springboks. But as his work took him to places like what was then Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Botswana he kept playing for and managing teams in those areas. “While living in Northern Rhodesia Doc Danie Craven visited me for a week. He was a great guy and we were good mates. “I played my last rugby match in Botswana when I was 57 years old. I remember each time after getting tackled the opposing players would ask if I was okay!” Edwin is the proud father of two daughters and a son. His grandson is former Springbok golfer Ryan Tipping. He is a Stormers supporter and is pleased that the Cape franchise finally showed its potential this season. And what about the current crop of Springboks? “That centre, Jaque Fourie, he is an exceptional player. The Springboks are looking very good. There is great depth in the country and I believe we can successfully defend our World Cup title next year, even playing in New Zealand. “The chaps have now gotten used to beating the All Blacks.” Geraghty’s Springbok portrait. Prized possessions... Edwin ‘Carrots’ Geraghty, wearing his Springbok blazer, displays a 1949 All Black jersey and his Springbok team photo.
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