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Vol 39


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Week ending 14 May 2010







The case of the missing street... When a street in an affluent suburb can be allowed to turn into a backward country road, you know something has gone wrong. (See page 3)

The case of the broken pavement... Even pedestrians aren’t safe, as few pathways in Joburg are passable for the average walker. (See page 4)

The Joburg files The case of the ghost road... We want to know why motorists continue to sit in traffic jams in Corlett Drive when a brand new road sits unused a few metres away. (See page 3)

The case of the unanswered call... You could always try phoning Joburg Connect to report these problems - like power outages on public holidays - but someone would have to answer first. (See page 8)


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Parkview police - 011-486-5000 z Rosebank police - 011-778-4720 z Hillbrow police - 011-488-6511 z Norwood police - 011-483-4621 z Bramley police - 011-445-4114

Breakfast hold up KATE HENRY Two armed men escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after robbing a Greenside restaurant. According to Captain Cynthia Magoai of Parkview police station, at approximately 7.30am, two armed men entered Doppio Zero in Gleneagles Road. One approached a lone customer and demanded a cellphone, while the other held up the manager who was forced

Crime Watch Residents, organisations and community policing forums are welcome to send details of security and crime-related meetings to

011-375-5555 - For all city enquiries and complaints 10111 - Police emergency 10177 - Fire and ambulance emergencies 08600-10111 - Crime Stop 011-375-5911 - Joburg Metro Police 0800-002-587 - Joburg City Anti-Fraud Hotline 011-728-1347 - Life Line 0800-055-555 - Child Line 0800-150-150 - Stop Gender Violence 082-486-2997 - Rape Crisis 011-642-4345 - People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA)

KNOW YOUR COP: Lieutenant Colonel Ennie Lebeko is the station commander for Norwood police station which covers the suburbs of Houghton Estate, Melrose (North/ East), Birdhaven, Riviera, Waverley, Highlands North, Abbotsford, Norwood, Oaklands and Orchards. The station is located on Paterson Road, Norwood. Phone 011-483-4621 or the community policing forum chairman Duncan Barker on 083-414-9939.

to go to the safe and withdraw an undisclosed amount of money. The pair stripped the customer, staff and manager of cellphones and wallets and herded them into the restaurant toilet before fleeing the scene. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Parkview police 011-4865000 or SMS your anonymous crime tip-offs to 32211 at R1 or visit -

SECURITY z The Greenside Residents Association will hold a special meeting to discuss security in the area on 12 May at Greenside primary school at 7pm. E-mail or visit

011-262-6396 - SA Depression & Anxiety Group 0800-12-13-14 - Substance Abuse 083-900-69-62 - Narcotics Anonymous 0861-435-722 - Alcoholics Anonymous South Africa 0800-012-322 - Aids hotline 0800-11-77-85 - Marie Stopes Clinics (pregnancy, contraception, abortion) 0800-246-432 - Emergency Contraception Hotline 011-975-7106 - Family and Marriage Association 011-490-7911 - City Power Security Centre (for cable theft) 011-470-3642 - Joburg City Parks Wardens 011-834-0991 - Joburg Court 011-688-1500 - Joburg Water 24-hour helpline

Criminals caught in the act GAZETTE REPORTER Last week Parkview police made 40 arrests for: burglary (2), loitering (13), intimidation (1), indecent assault (1), common assault (2), drinking in public (8), driving under the influence (2), possession of dagga (1),

attempted theft of motor vehicle (4), theft of motor vehicle (2), reckless and negligent driving (1), hit and run (1), bribery (1) and theft (1). Norwood, Hillbrow and Rosebank police arrests were not available.

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Ghost road to open soon HEATHER WALKER At last the mystery of why Park Road in Birnam remains closed has been solved. This street designed to ease traffic congestion along Corlett Drive and Atholl Oaklands Road was completed three months ago, but remained inexplicably barricaded. After two months of fruitless attempts to get an answer from Joburg Roads Agency (JRA), the Gazette contacted Rehana Moosajee, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport. This was followed swiftly by a reply from JRA spokesman Thulani Makhubela.

“There was a delay in the completion of the traffic lights at the intersection of Park and Atholl Oaklands roads. “This was partly due to the power to that section being switched off during the road’s construction. “The traffic signals should be in operation within the next two weeks and the road will be opened,” he explained. Councillor Ray Wolder was delighted by this news. “I’ve been inundated with phone calls from residents frustrated by the traffic jams caused by the closed road. I’m sure they will be very relieved.” -

Natashia Bearam stands in the middle of what was once Westwold Way.

There used to be a street here Barricades prevent motorists from turning into Park Road from Atholl Oaklands Road.

KATE HENRY When the Gazette returned, the barricade Underneath the mud and grime, Westwold was still more important, for even on a fairly Way is crumbling and Joburg Roads Agency pleasant day the road was unpassable, with (JRA) doesn’t seem to care. cumbersome bakkies preferring us your views. Last week, the Gazette (Nowhere S Tell to turn around after one look at Go to joburgnorth. to drive) watched as motorists P or SMS the sinking road. RKE, followed precariously navigated the muddy E Closer inspection revealed by your quagmire of a road, the only stretch A sections of road literally collapsing name and of tar visible just wide enough K comment, in into pools of muddy water, as a less than 160 for a cyclist. Other motorists had city road rapidly began to look characters, to 32690. already been stuck and towed out. U SMSes charged at worse than a makeshift country Frustrated residents, giving up on P R1. path. JRA ever addressing the issue, went Thulani Makhubela of JRA to the extreme of barricading the road to warn promised to send a team to finally investigate. motorists of the dangerous stretch. -

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Podiatrist / Voetkundige yet again, that the excavation in West Street, Houghton would finally be covered, the gaping hole continues to mar traffic. At least traffic now flows in both directions along the road, with the diversion removed by Joburg Roads Agency.

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Is do-it-yourself right? Residents must forget about delivery, to zip the wallets politicians and do things and lock up their cheque their way. books. He added, ‘The This is the call from at least same applies to television two readers responding to licences; we don’t pay them issues raised in in the township Do you agree? this newspaper S Go to joburgnorth. because we are during the past P or SMS unhappy with the RKE, followed programming’. E two weeks. by your Commenting A Another reader, name and comment, in commenting on the K on less than 160 controversy the editorial, City characters, to 32690. s u r r o u n d i n g U SMSes charged at council prefers the by-law on P R1. to go solo, said cats and dogs, a South Africans resident of Alexandra urged who were members of civil his counterparts in affluent society during the 1980s suburbs to show authorities learned that, if you believed the finger. a cause was honourable, He advised them to take you stayed away from the a leaf out of the book of politicians and just did it. inhabitants of Alexandra The reader added, ‘We and keep as many dogs, cats, have always had incapacity goats and chickens as they from bureaucrats before wished. and after 1994 and the While authorities knew leadership capacity of of this, according to the politicians generally was and resident, they understood it is abysmal.’ was none of their business The essence of both and would not dare think comments is that if dirty otherwise. He appealed to work has to be done, forget ‘silly suburbanites’ who paid about authorities and stand high rates yet complained up and do it yourself. regularly about poor service -

HEATHER WALKER Pedestrians in Upper Houghton should watch their step - there are at least 39 manhole covers missing from pavements across the suburb. Margi Marchant and Jane Henderson of the Upper Houghton Residents Association (UHRA) have noted the locations of these hazardous holes and other broken pavements. They have reported them to city council, with some of their reference numbers dating as far back as two years. But none of the problems have been fixed. “We are concerned in particular about the safety of pupils walking to and from St John’s College and King Edward VII schools. “Many of these manholes are in their immediate path and could easily result in injury. Two elderly ladies fell and injured themselves on another dangerous pavement.” Henderson pointed out a missing manhole cover on The Munro Drive, and a broken storm water drain on the opposite pavement. “This makes the pavement impassable so pedestrians have to walk on the road.

The dangerous hole created by a missing manhole cover in Upper Houghton. It’s extremely dangerous as it’s on a sharp bend, which drivers approach very fast without being able to see the road ahead.” Joburg Roads Agency spokesman Thulani Makhubela said, “Please send

me a list of the problems. As they constitute a danger I will make it a priority to have them fixed immediately.” z Find out what else Henderson is doing to fix up Houghton on page 11. -

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A new home for Africa’s art

An artist’s impression of the new Wits Art Museum on Jan Smuts Avenue.

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Parkview’s Julia Charlton, senior curator of the Wits Art Museum, with some of the soccer exhibition pieces that will appear at the Standard Bank Gallery in June. who won the national competition, the Wam will include six worldclass exhibition areas, research and teaching facilities and museum storage facilities. Wits has managed to raise R38,5 million for phase

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KATE HENRY The term African art can have many meanings. To some it’s the curios dumped on tourists by hawkers at the side of the road, for others like Julia Charlton, senior curator for the Wits Art Museum (Wam), it’s art created by African artists. In a forgotten corner of Wits University, Charlton and her team are surrounded by art from across the continent, from traditional wooden carvings to the brightly coloured makarapas and works by William Kentridge. Everything African has a place within the airconditioned storerooms. But this art will soon be seeing the light with the announcement that after eight years of searching, fundraising and struggling, the new Wits Art Museum is finally a reality. Work has already begun on the building in Jan Smuts Avenue and Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, which will become a permanent home for the university’s collection, comprising over 9000 pieces of art. Charlton said, “Back in the 1970s, African art was collected mainly for its ethnographic interest as a way to highlight our differences, or sold to foreign collectors. We started to collect the art for its aesthetic value but, of course, what makes art is constantly changing.” Designed by Nina Cohen, Fiona Garsen and William Martinson,

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Joburg may connect Commune policy NIE CELE Ongoing frustrations and hassles normally encountered when phoning the much maligned Joburg Connect call centre will soon be a thing of the past, Had a problem with according S Joburg Connect? to city P Go to joburgnorth. or council. E SMS RKE, This call A followed by your centre has K name and in the past comment, in less h a n d l e d U than 160 characters, all queries P to 32690. SMSes charged at R1. relating to power, water and waste via Interactive Voice Response options. According to city council a state of the art telephony system to increase the capacity and include additional lines to Joburg Water and City Power has been purchased and will be implemented within the next three months. Speaking at the city council headquarters, Vicky Shuping, executive director for Revenue and Customer Relations Management told journalists that it was ‘all systems go’ and plans to move city council-owned call centres to one building were at an advanced stage. “We are looking at appointing additional call centre agents at City Power and Joburg Connect including managers. Intensified customer care and soft skills training programmes have been

is now in place

Vicky Shuping, executive director Revenue and Customer Relations Management. scheduled for all call centre staff including staff at walk-in centres.’’ She appealed to customers to exercise patience during power outages. “Our system tells us where the power problems are and we constantly try to deal with them as they arise.’’ Did you know? According to the Johannesburg Call Centre boss: z From July 2009 to March 2010

Joburg Connect received 582 234 calls of which 34 658 were abandoned because the system was clogged. z When the City of Joburg experienced power outages last month 42 483 calls were abandoned and fewer than 2000 calls could be answered. z On public holidays the call centre receives an average of 500 to 800 calls. -

AMANDA WATSON Do you live in, own, or are affected by a commune? If so city council’s Commune Policy of August 2009 will be of interest. “Existing communes had six months to comply from August 2009. “This has now expired. There are specifics in the policy about sizes of bedrooms, numbers of people allowed, required number of bathrooms and the size of the communal kitchen, to name a few. “They are required to have a sign displayed outside the premises and a manager on site. They may not be in the middle of a residential area but are confined to the borders. “No loud activity including music is allowed and a maximum of 10 people is allowed in a commune,” said Dawn Pyper of the Bramley Community Policing Forum. According to the policy document, the objective is to

improve the decision making process by which commune applications are evaluated, assessed and finalised by inter alia: z Enabling and ensuring adherence to the principles and intent of both the Housing Act and the Rental Housing Act. z Setting guidelines and standards for premises to be used for communes. z Providing safe, affordable and varied housing options in line with national building regulations and municipal public health bylaws. z Providing for management strategies for all premises used for communes. z Outlining the application process for communes. “We need residents to identify the communes in their suburbs so that we can check on them and I would like that information to be e-mailed to me,” added Pyper. Details: Dawn Pyper -

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Calling anyone who will listen Letters to the editor Write to: Rosebank Killarney Gazette, PO Box 1797 Pinegowrie 2123, fax 011-889-0683 or email The editor welcomes your letters. Letters must include the writer’s name, street address and telephone number, but a nom de plume may be used for publishing. The editor reserves the right to edit, shorten and reject letters.

Traffic light needs to be relocated Nursee Parannath writes: There is an urgent need for a traffic light to be installed at the intersection of Irene Road and Corlett Drive in view of the volume of traffic using it and the location of a school nearby. Should cost be a factor, then consideration should be given to moving the traffic light at Jacobs Street and Corlett Drive to this new location. This traffic light only serves two cul-de-sacs in a not so busy Jacobs Street. Will the ward councillor of this area support this move and initiate the necessary action?

Reg Weaver writes: Paul Tilsey (Trap speeding trucks, Gazette, week ending 7 May), well said friend! However, trying to establish a link to any responsible ghost at Standard Bank per se will merely allow you free membership to the ‘blind rodent trio’ club. The chief client fleecer, reclining in a luxurious impenetrable sanctum high above the minions, is thinking of just one hole - the eighth - at one of the city’s glorious courses. No thoughts or cares about the gigantic crater being gouged out in Rosebank for one of the bank’s property developments. One of your sub contractor’s heavily laden

juggernauts (load unprotected) careering about our suburb, spewed a lethal mass of shrapnel at breakneck speed. One missile from the unavoidable fallout cracked the windscreen of my vehicle. Thanks to our insurance, its meaningful client care and prompt efficiency of the glass repair company, the screen is repaired. Understandably, my bonus, due in 22 months time, flew through the cracked screen. No fault of mine, you concur? Now Mr, Ms (or whatever) CEO of ‘whodunnit’, no spin doctoring. You are ultimately responsible. I expect your prompt personal call when you confirm my banking details... not Standard Bank!

Thank you for returning our son Sobonokhule and James Ndlovu write: We would like to express our enormous gratitude to police reservists Lovemore Muvaki and Brandon Dube as well as Warrant Officer M.S. Ramafemo of the Joburg Central police station. Our much-loved six-year-old Patrick was separated from his mother while in town on the corner of Bree and Plein streets at about 3pm. By 5.30pm he had still not been found and we were, needless to say, extremely anxious. It was

with profound relief that we found him at Joburg Central police station when we went there to open a missing persons case. Muvaki and Dube found Patrick in Plein Street and stood guard over him for some time before taking him to John Vorster Square. They treated him extremely kindly and helped him to feel safe. We are profoundly thankful to them and the officers of the Joburg Central police station for returning Patrick safely to us and for caring for him so well.

GOLD AND BROWN: Joburg starts to display its autumn jacket in this view across Houghton and Killarney towards Sandton. Photo: Heather Walker

No hope for a speedy resolution Simone Norval writes: I currently find myself wondering how our country can expect to be seen as world class, when we find ourselves faced with the inefficiency of thoughtless people. I applied for my passport on 8 August 2009. I was informed that it would take no longer than six weeks. It has been 41 weeks and three days (and counting) since my application. I applied in due course for my passport in order to complete my visa application to work as an au pair in Seattle. My post was to start on 20 January. I have incurred a loss of $3 600 to date directly due to negligence from Home Affairs as according to Home Affairs national

level ‘there are no delays’. I have talked to Mark, Ingiwe, Jadene, Lebogan, Sandile, Idiro, Ardile and Queen at 0800-601190, who all promise this would be highlighted for Jabolani’s attention. I have yet to have anyone bother to call me back, or received my passport. I finally managed to contact Jabolani after hours on the phone, but this has had little result. I am as a South African citizen angry, frustrated, disappointed and marooned. I have been deeply embarrassed in having to explain to the Americans and their embassy that it is impossible for the South African Government to issue a passport in 34 weeks.


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It’s never too late to fund the arts Listen to your gut It’s the moment when you have to a while ago to stop ignoring those weigh up paranoia and that gut- gut-checks. If it is nothing, if the check that tells you something’s man sitting outside my house wrong. is just waiting for a friend, or Like when driving through the guy staring up at the electric Parkwood in the middle of the fence really is just bored, then night and spotting a what harm will it Ever been in this do getting the police man standing outside a S situation? house, staring intently P Go to joburgnorth. or my security or company to have a at the property’s E SMS RKE, look? electric fence. Is he A followed by your name just a pedestrian who K But what if I and comment, don’t do anything had nothing better to in less than 160 do at 11.30pm, or is U characters, to 32690. and that house - or mine - is burgled, or he up to something? P SMSes charged at R1. worse? So I make a The security guard - basically a man in a nuisance of myself. bib sitting in a little hut - doesn’t I dial 10111, wait 20 minutes for someone to pick up, all the while seem too concerned. Do you believe that twinge in entertained by elevator music your gut and phone the police, that must be really comforting to or tell yourself you’re being someone about to be murdered stupid and let it go? Often we find and duly pass on my suspicions. ourselves doing the latter. Why The operator probably does think bother the police with something it’s nonsense, but I don’t care. I’ve done my bit. which might not be anything? Now it’s their turn. We’re South Africans. We don’t like causing a scene. But I decided -

Robyn Porteous of Dunkeld writes: I am concerned by the severe lack of help in terms of funding for upand-coming arts professionals. I speak from my experience, but have been assured I’m not alone. There are many funding organisations, but being eligible is near impossible. Actual sponsorships are rare. Few applications even receive responses. I applied to one organisation three times without a reply. Many companies cannot fund a semi-professional production due to lack of budget for community sponsorship or the need for a longerterm community development initiative. I’m not saying these criteria

are unnecessary. All I’m saying is that the minimal number of viable funders looking to invest in a piece of culture is killing the culture that badly needs help. I even asked the late Lolly Jackson, who was far more interested than others who didn’t bother to reply. He might have been our salvation had he not seen an untimely end. I’m a Wits University honours student directing and performing in Beyond Therapy for the National Arts Festival in June. Four of five performances in our first run were sold out, with reviews calling it the best production at Wits Orientation Week. The cast comprises both Rhodes and Wits University performers - a first of its kind.

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Gleneagles Road is dangerous as it is and nothing gets done. Metro police are not interested. Speed bumps? Road block? Will it take another tragedy before we see any action? The whole situation is sickening.

With regards to the trucks moving through the suburbs: z Elizabeth Meyer: I live on Gleneagles Road. These trucks started on 2 January. Fly up and down daily, including weekends and public holidays. I am told by the truck owners we will have to tolerate this for a year.

Regarding the ongoing ruckus around the Parkhurst bowling club:

We started standing at robots with brightly painted signs, adorned in top hats, feather boas and grins. It’s hard work but every cent counts. If I have to send this production to Grahamstown on a bag of R5s, I will. I don’t write to ask for funding. If I open one person’s eyes to the plight of the arts then I consider it a job well done. There is never a wrong time to fund the arts, not in a country whose very identity is so integrally founded in the arts. Was it not theatre that allowed people oppressed during apartheid to make their voices heard? Where are the John Kanis, Winston Ntshonas and Athol Fugards of my generation? They are applying for funding. z Pati Smith: The PVRA appears to be involved in too many political twists. General comments: z Dave: Maybe the Independent Complaints Directorate can get rid of the vagrants in Parkview, as the police can’t hack the job as usual. We don’t want to see vagrants. We pay our rates and taxes.


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Houghton’s verge lady

Ari Mansur blows his vuvuzela, which won the loudest and best craftmanship awards.

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The tiniest vuvuzela... Ken Mutch’s wooden creation.

KATE HENRY Does a wooden vuvuzela make a noise? The question was answered as members of the Witswatersrand Woodworkers Association (WWA), based at Reea in Craighall Park, competed to see whose wooden vuvuzela would make the most noise. During a test to measure the decibel levels, Ari Mansur managed to blow his rosewood, mahogony and oak ‘trumpet’ at over 102 decibels - almost equal to the real thing. Mansur won the award for the loudest vuvuzela and best

craftsmanship. Judged by Jacob Lebeko of Unisa, Steven Barrett and Patrice Blignaut, the most creative award went to Lynton Dennill’s multicoloured, square shaped vuvuzela, while Herman Potgieter took best on show. The vuvuzelas were created as part of a joint project between the WWA, Unisa and Vrjie University of Amsterdam which will hold an exhibition to contextualise South African soccer history. Details: 082-806-7693 or 083631-0501. -

HEATHER WALKER You may have wondered who plants the beautiful pavement gardens in Upper Houghton. Well it’s not the fairies. It’s resident Jane Henderson, who since 2003 has undertaken the task of introducing a bit of glamour to the suburb. Henderson grew up in Upper Houghton, and decided to use her skills as a florist and garden consultant to restore some of its elegance. Eight years ago she started working on the verges in the block between St John’s College and King Edward VII school. Since then her ‘patch’ has expanded to include the entire suburb. “The biggest task is planting, and then regular watering and weeding are needed to maintain the gardens. We also spend a lot of time picking up litter. I get indigenous plants from residents and friends and have one full-time and three parttime gardeners to help me. The two schools and some residents contribute money for their wages, but we would love more people to give us funds, as this benefits the whole community.� With the winter months approaching, the plants on Munro Drive will need to be watered. Water has to be transported to the various locations in barrels, which is a cumbersome and timeconsuming process. Henderson

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Charity partnerships alive and well KATE HENRY AND NATASHIA BEARAM Partnerships was the keyword as three non-profit organisations joined forces to ‘share in the caring’ over high tea at the Westcliff Hotel. At the height of Hospice Week, the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) signed a memorandum of understanding with fellow charity organisations Big Shoes and Cansa. Big Shoes, which runs various medical interventions to assist orphans and vulnerable children, first partnered with Hospice Wits to

passion to get involved. Did you know? z The HPCA provided care to 13 943 HIV infected men, 24 787 women, 7 852 children and 16 357 patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses between October 2009 and January 2010. Details: Cansa 0800-22-66-22, Big Shoes 011-484-0792 and HPCA www. -


Victoria Zarganakis of Big Shoes in Parktown signs the memorandum of understanding.

start a children’s ward within the predominantly adult-focused hospice. Now it hopes to take that partnership further. Elize Joubert of Cansa, a leading roleplayer in cancer research and support, was quick to reiterate the importance of partnerships, “Cansa and the hospices have worked together on a local level but we can now expand to a more national level.” One of the highlights of the high tea was the appearance of HPCA brand ambassador and former national footballer Lucas Radebe, whose wife and father were cared for by the organisation. The care and support provided by hospice to him and his family in those trying days fuelled his

Win this advertising space for your business. Lucas Radebe with Monica Smith of Hospice Wits. The organisation won one of the signed vuvuzelas to raffle.

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A green day out

TAKING A BREATHER: Children from Parkview preprimary hide in the long grass on Melville Koppies. They listened to a story about an Iron Age family, and then took a walk where the family once walked. For details about school visits phone Wendy Carstens on 011-482-4797.

A trip to soccer city GAZETTE REPORTER Kingsmead junior school visited Soccer City stadium as part of an exciting programme of World Cup activities organised by the teachers. The theme was launched at an assembly where teachers performed the diski dance and each class chose a country to study. After visiting Soccer City

the ‘adopt a country’ approach now holds greater significance and the pupils are enthused to learn about the visiting teams and their countries of origin. Just before the June school holiday, the pupils will participate in an international parade, with soccer games involving the girls, staff and parents.

GAZETTE REPORTER A group of 30 Grade 7 pupils from St Vincent School for the Deaf enjoyed a trip to Rand Water nature centre. They were invited by CMH Toyota Melrose, and were joined by 15 pupils from Jeppe high preparatory school, as guests of Imperial Toyota City. Ronel Britz of CMH Toyota Melrose said, “We want to ensure children can enjoy the natural environment and learn about what makes things happen in this world.” While the pupils took a walk through the nature reserve they learned how they could help save earth from global warming, about animal behaviour and how animals and plants save water. Rand Water education officer Diana Steward told them, “Our planet is the only one with life on it, due to its water resources. A seed needs more than just soil to grow in. Therefore, use your water wisely and remember to give back to nature when you take something from it.” The Toyota representatives gave each pupil a tree to plant on their school grounds to give back to nature. St Vincent principal Ingrid Parkin said, “A huge problem with deafness is lack of access to information because of the way it is made available. “A practical, hands-on visit ensured the children received tactile and experimental experiences that are excellent ways of conveying information and creating awareness. 80 percent of our pupils come from impoverished backgrounds and battle with school fees and transport. “For Toyota to make this possible is indeed a privilege. We have a garden club at our school which has been tasked to identify where to plant the trees.”

Nicky Botha and Ronel Britz from CMH Toyota Melrose flank Divine Ibanda of St Vincent school, with (front) Siyabonga Norema and Jaycee Abrahams at the handover of 30 ironwood trees.

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Kingsmead junior school Grade 7 pupils Brogan MacFarlane, Palesa Mogodi, Angela Reilly, Misha Chinnah, Georgina Dix and Josie Gerber with Kingsmead driver Jonathan Mohlala at Soccer City.

Monday CompleteAto Z Breakfast with Alon Zahavi @ 6.00am 8.30am The Wellness Show with Marika Sboros @ 8.30pm 9.00pm Outspoken with Frank Malaba @ 8.00pm 9.00pm Wednesday Jozi Today with Katharine Lee @ 9.00am 11.00am Medicine and You with Lynne Zurnamer @ 6.00pm 7.00pm Together with Trevor - with Trevor Ormerod @ 8.00pm 9.00pm Friday Afternoon Drive-Time with Errol Ballantine @ 3.00pm 5.00pm Weekly Business Wrap with Michael Coulson @ 5.45pm 6.00pm You Don't Know What You've Got with Anton Coy @ 6.00pm 7.00pm Saturday Grounded (Gardening) with Melanie Walker @ 11.30am 12.00 noon Radio Today Solid Gold Music Wave with Gordon Hoffman @ 8.00pm 9.00pm Rhythm of the World Today with Concord Nkabinde @ 10.00pm 11.00pm TUNE IN

LITTLE PAWS: The Grade 0 group at Fleming preprimary school in Craighall Park gets a visit from a white lion cub.

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Oh shucks, Schuster’s back KEBA MOTHOAGAE Comedy lovers were given a treat when Leon Schuster’s new movie was released at a special press screening at the Zone@Rosebank’s Ster Kinekor cinema. Shucks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa is set for nationwide release on 28 May as part of the ongoing initiative to whip up football mania in the country before the 2010 Fifa World Cup in June. Schuster couldn’t attend the event, but cast members, including renowned director Gray Hofmeyer and Alfred Ntombela, the pintsized actor known to South Africans for his infectious cackle,

joined guests for the laugh riot. Among the people spoofed in the film are DA leader Helen Zille, Springbok rugby legend Breyton Paulse, and the African National Congress’ Youth League president Julius Malema, who received a roasting that jerked tears of laughter. “Yes there is corruption, crime and general mayhem in our beloved South Africa, but we want its citizens to laugh at these things instead of depressing themselves,” said Lance Samuels, the film’s assistant producer. -


This week... Non-profit organisations are welcome to send details of their forthcoming events by fax 011-889-0683 or e-mail

11 May: Annual general meeting of the Parkhurst Village Residents Association with guest speaker David Bullard, at Parkhurst primary school, 15th Street at 6.30pm. Phone 083-7365796. 11 May: Professor David Block is talking about his book Shrouds of the Night, the growth of galactic disks, and a near head-on collision in the Andromeda Spiral Galaxy at the Wits Origins Centre at 6pm. Phone 011-7174700. 12 May: Exhibition on Surviving history - portraits of Vilna, and a talk by Ronnie Mink at Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre, corner of Glenhove Road and 4th Street Houghton at 7.30pm. Phone 011-728-8088.

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13 May: The Military History Society holds a talk by Emilio Coccia on Italian prisoners of war in South Africa, at the Military History museum, Saxonwold at 8pm. Phone 011-646-5513.

Bruno Dimana, Georgina Lopedi-Langelier and Mica The Cinema-Loving Pooch

15 May: Photographic walk with Donald Gair on Melville Koppies central at 7am (parking in Kafue Road, Emmarentia). Phone 011-482-4797. 15 May: The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust holds a walking tour of Delta Park, a 1930s enclave, starting from the environmental centre at 2pm. Phone 011-482-3349. 16 May: The Shakespeare Society is screening Henry V starring Kenneth Branagh, at The Ridge School, Westcliff at 6.30pm. Phone 011-648-8807. 18 May: The annual general meeting of U3A with guest speaker Colonel Kevin Williams on A Life in and out of the military, at Rosebank Union church, Hurlingham at 10am. Phone 011- 880-7174. 18 May: String quartet concert in aid of a music scholarship for disadvantaged pupils from Vuleka school, at St Martin’s-in-the-Veld church, 43 Craddock Avenue, Dunkeld at 7pm. Phone 083-267-7063. 19 May: The Johannesburg Toastmasters Club meets at the Johannian Club, St David Road, Houghton at 6.45pm. Phone 083-2804279. 20 May: The South African Archaeological Society Transvaal holds a talk by Professor Thomas Huffman of Wits University on Ritual Burning - a cultural proxy for drought, at Roedean school, 35 Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown at 7.30pm. Visit www. or phone 082-2571907.

Celebrate German culture in Parktown GAZETTE REPORTER For those curious about German culture, the Deutsche Internationale Schule will be hosting the annual Johannesburg Schulbasar at its Parktown campus. The event, on 29 May from 10am to 6pm, will include go-karting, bungee jumping, a disco, foofie slides and many other activities. There will be a free park-andride at John Orr Technical High School in Milpark just off Empire Road. Details: Gaby Ullman 011-482-3033 or

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ROSEBANK KILLARNEY GAZETTE • Week ending 14 May 2010 • 19

Summit dream

David Shapiro, Greg Kinross, Joel Kesler, Craig Nadleman, Jonathan Martin, Hilton Gishen, and front, Urit Eshel, Lauren Friedman and Nicci Raz on race day.

Runners triumph against odds GAZETTE REPORTER Not even an Icelandic volcano could deter the runners from Ort SA in Houghton from completing the London Marathon. David Shapiro, Greg Kinross, Joel Kesler, Craig Nadleman, Jonathan Martin, Hilton Gishen, Urit Eshel, Lauren Friedman and Nicci Raz finished the 42.2 km marathon in less than five hours. But there were a few bumps in the road to success. At a dinner a week before the race, the team discussed the possibility of not getting to London. Their travel plans were in jeopardy due to the volcanic eruption as flights across Europe were grounded. Despite the uncertainty, ORT SA chief executive Brad Rosmarin encouraged them, “Every step you take during the marathon is equivalent to one life that will change because of what you’ve done.”

GOAL POST Send details of your upcoming sporting events to or phone 011889-0659. WALKING/ RUNNING z Entries are open for this year’s Discovery 702 Walk the Talk at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road, Emmarentia on 25 July. With distances of 5km, 8km, 15km

Days later Raz’s flight was cancelled. After campaigning for a year she thought all was lost, but her determination proved itself when she made it onto a flight to London. Thereafter the remaining eight runners made it to England’s capital in great spirits. Although the race took its toll on the runners as they battled various injuries, they helped each other to finish one of the biggest fundraising events in the world. Rosmarin followed the team along the route and cheered them on. “The atmosphere was unbelievable and everyone ran for a cause they believed in. I can’t think of a better cause than ORT SA’s projects. “So many South Africans’ lives will be bettered because of this campaign’s individual and corporate sponsors. Over R1 million has been raised,” he said. and 30km, entries will be limited to 50 000 this year, so walkers are advised to enter early. Visit or phone 011-463-2743. GOLF z The Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society invites all golfers on 12 May for a golf day. Sponsors who would like to be involved should phone Belle Katz at 011440-4297. Golfers phone Helen Sackstein 011-880-7920. z The Association for the Physically Disabled Greater Johannesburg presents an annual golf day on 2 September at the Randpark Golf Club. Four-balls and sponsorships available. Visit www.apd. or phone 082-856-7666.

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GAZETTE REPORTER Eight local men are five weeks into their expedition to climb Everest. They are travelling back and forth between Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp as part of their acclimatisation process. ‘It’s very cold and windy here at Advanced Base Camp. Liquids freeze in our tents at night. It’s not easy living at 6 500m. It takes three times the effort to get anything done because of the thin air, which also plays havoc with the nasal cavities and lips,’ wrote expedition leader, Greenside’s Sean Disney. ‘We suffer constant headaches and a good night’s rest is impossible as the body adapts to the rarified atmosphere. ‘Our sherpas are establishing a 7 700m camp and when the wind drops we will climb high to touch the North Col and break 7 000m.’ Team member Jason Grove from Oaklands was short of breath yet his body felt strong. “It was taking many days to acclimatise, some of those spent in sweat-soaked nauseous delirium. “I developed a cough from the first bit of acute mountain sickness “I suffered at the start of the expedition. Disney and I decided I should descend to Base Camp and seek medical attention. There I was diagnosed with pulmonary oedema and having stayed further up would have made things far worse.” Grove thought his summit dream might be over, but two days later his lungs no longer hurt and his cough subsided. In that time the team made it to the base of the North Col (6 750m) but heavy snow and an ice fall, which killed a Hungarian climber, prevented further progress. When the rest of the team returned to Base Camp to wait out the bad weather, Grove

(Above) Vaughan de la Harpe and Sean Disney of Greenside in Lhasa, (below) Jason Grove of Oaklands in front of Everest.

was reunited with them. The team returned to Advanced Base camp to take on the North Col again. Track the team’s progress on www. and

Week ending 14 May 2010 • 20

Martial artists shine GAZETTE REPORTER The Wits University Tang Soo Do Club recently travelled to Bloemfontein for the annual Combat Tang Soo Do (Korean Martial Arts) and Haedong Kumdo (Korean Sword) South African championships. A team of six students, led by master instructor Gregory Hart (5th Dan), fared well in the cold and rainy Free State University Sports Grounds, with the highlight of the championships the team forms. For this event, teams have to be perfectly synchronised as well as fast, powerful and show correct technique. Wits members Katrijn Thys and Ané van der Merwe teamed up with Charl Beukes (Randfontein) to take the gold in the black belt team forms. Individually, the Wits Tang Soo Do Club finished with four South African champions in the divisions, which means they will be up for selection for the presidents’ development team and the black belts for possible Protea colours.

Wits individual results: z Van der Merwe (1st Dan) - Gold in weapons forms and gold in sword sparring z Katrijn Thys (2nd Dan) - Bronze for forms z Mary Sofatsa (3rd purple belt) - Gold in sparring, silver for forms and silver in weapons forms z Portia Moketla (3rd purple belt) - Bronze in weapons forms z Celeste Jonker (3rd purple belt) - Silver in sparring, bronze for forms and gold in weapons forms z Andy Hsieh (white belt) - Bronze in sparring and gold for forms. Details:

Andy Hsieh, Celeste Jonker, Katrijn Thys, Master Gregory Hart, Ane van der Merwe, Mary Sofatsa and Portia Moketla


The Rosebank Killarney Gazette, week ending May 4, 2010  

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