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Greener footprints HEATHER WALKER Don’t leave the house without your passport – your Green Passport that is. This initiative by the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) aims to encourage tourists to contribute to sustainable tourism by making responsible choices. The ‘passport’ is a booklet filled with information on travel that respects the environment and positively affects economic development. It will be available at airports, hotels and tourist centres countrywide. This awareness drive launched in Illovo is part of a project called Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Major Sporting Events: Fifa 2010 and the Green Goal. One of the criteria for choosing host countries is how well they fulfill this goal. With $1 million in GEF funding, 12 billboards, 60 traffic lights and 78 street lights near stadiums in six host cities have been converted to solar power. Another project enables travellers to calculate and offset their carbon emissions against one of five projects that included soil composting, wind energy and solar cookers. In addition 11 visiting football teams (Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, England, Republic of Korea and Serbia) have committed to offset their emissions. Unep hoped more would follow suit. “Hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ must leave a legacy, and we want it to be a green legacy. It’s

The Green Passport will help World Cup tourists contribute to sustainable tourism by making responsible choices to reduce their carbon footprint. also an opportunity to showcase environmentally sound practices,” said Andre Share, DEA chief executive officer. “We hope travellers take the knowledge home and implement environmentally friendly changes in their lives.

“The message is simple yet powerful – through small lifestyle adjustments we can all score goals for our planet,” said Unep’s Satinder Bindra. Details: www.greenpassport. -

Did you know? z This World Cup’s estimated carbon footprint is 2 753 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions - eight times more than Germany’s tournament because South Africa built most stadiums from scratch and is a long haul flight destination.

z Following the World Cup, Unep will review how key environmental issues have been addressed and what lessons can be learned. Donate funds to the carbon offset programme by SMSing GOGREEN to 34066 (SMS charged at R2.)


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Caught in the act GAZETTE REPORTER Last week Parkview police made 39 arrests for: illegal immigrants (2), accomplice to rape (1), violation of protection order (1), drunkenness (1), possession of suspected stolen property (1), driving under the influence of alcohol (3), loitering (9), common assault

(4), theft (8), drinking in public (1), theft of a motor vehicle (1), fraud (1), armed robbery (2), assault – grievous bodily harm (1), domestic violence (2) attempted murder (1). Rosebank, Norwood and Parkview arrests were not available at the time of going to print.

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Specialised police units like this will handle the World Cup and its affairs while regular policing will continue in suburbs.

Beware hoax email ABED AHMED Yet another hoax e-mail has made its way into millions of South African inboxes. This time, it reads that police will focus on the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ activities and leave suburbs vulnerable to crimes such as hijacking and armed robbery. But the e-mail has been investigated and declared a hoax, according to provincial police spokesman Colonel

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deployed throughout the country at stadiums, hotels, fan parks etc. “This is a very small number in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of police officers and private security companies that will be carrying out their normal duties during the tournament.” He warned that the public should be as alert and not fall victim to hoax emails. -

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GAZETTE REPORTER Hundreds of people are killed or maimed in domestic fires across the country each year. To help people prepare for winter, Chubb has put together a 12-point guide to fire safety: z Fit a fire or smoke alarm. Test your alarm and change the batteries at least once a year. z Never leave fires, candles or any form of naked flame unattended in the home unattended and ensure candles are secure before lighting. z Never leave children unsupervised around fires, candles or matches unsupervised. z Keep a fire blanket and suitable extinguisher handy in the kitchen. A fire blanket is able to smother flames either on a person or on a stove. z Avoid wearing baggy

clothes while cooking and around heaters, candles and open fires. z Never smoke in bed and ensure all cigarettes and candles are extinguished before retiring for the night. zIn case of fire, have a plan. Make sure you have more than one escape route should your route become blocked. z If you have gas, oil or coalburning appliances be aware of carbon monoxide. Ensure your home is properly ventilated and equipment is regularly serviced and maintained. z Turn off portable heaters, as well as gas and electric fires before going to bed. z If you have an open fire make sure the fire guard is secure and in place. zKeep heaters away from furniture and curtains.

BEARING GIFTS: Reservist constable Warren Saitowitz and Captain Maidi Mfopa donate 80 yo-yos, 200 diaries, 300 colouring books and 100 lunch boxes to the Nokuthula special school on behalf of the Bramley police and reservist unit.

Fly the flag with caution GAZETTE REPORTER Vehicles bearing a South African flag as well as one or more from another country are being followed home by thieves. The properties where vehicle owners reside are being targeted for house robberies in the belief that they are

hosting visitors from other countries and thus contain valuables and large amounts of cash. Captain Cynthia Magoai of Parkview police advised residents, particularly bed and breakfast owners, to be on high alert when driving home.


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Jellicoe Avenue closure dangerous NONKULULEKO MBULI A section of Jellicoe Avenue between Bath Avenue and Oxford Road in Rosebank has been closed for maintenance for the past two weeks, causing confusion among motorists. According to Joburg Water workers on site, the massive hole in the road could be blamed on a burst pipe. The pipe and valves were being replaced, and the road would have to be resurfaced. In the meantime, with no official signage informing road users of designated detours, commuters are taking it upon themselves to redirect traffic. Currently only two lanes in one direction are in use, leaving motorists to make what appears to be an illegal detour into the left

lane to reach Oxford Road. There are no signs on Oxford Road to warn drivers of such detour. A driver turning right into Jellicoe Avenue from Oxford Road in one of the two turning lanes, who is not aware of this informal diversion, could collide with an oncoming vehicle. Joburg Water spokesman Baldwin Matsimela initially denied knowledge of the ongoing construction but said he would consult engineers. He later told the Gazette, “We had a burst pipe in the area and we anticipate the job complete by latest 17 June and for the road be reopened. “This will be after the slabs and tar reinstatement.” -

The Gautrain arrives at OR Tambo Airport station.

Gautrain is here KATE HENRY It couldn’t be done. They’ll never finish it in time. But the gleaming, sleek train waiting for hundreds of guest and media at the Midrand depot proved them wrong. Brought by Gautrain buses with their own blue light brigade, the well-fed contingent was led on board by Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane. With a jerk the train was off, cruising at the speed of 160km/h making the distance between the Midrand depot, Sandton station and OR Tambo International Airport all but negligible. Less than 15 minutes after leaving Sandton station, the train slowed to a halt outside the shiny, state-of-the-art station at the airport. It was complete with friendly, waving staff and a big ribbon as the premier officially opened the station to a spirited crowd. With a quick test of the ticket kiosk system completed to satisfaction, the Premier returned to the train to open each of the stations, with the night scenery flashing past at dizzying speeds. Details: -

Getting to your destination The Gautrain service will operate from Monday to Sunday between 5.30am to 8.30pm. Trains and buses will run every 12 minutes during peak times and every 20 minutes during off-peak times. The bus stops will be approximately every 500m apart, along seven bus routes initially, within a 15km radius of Gautrain stations. There will also be a parkand-ride facility in place within the station precinct. Paying your way The Gautrain, bus and parking fares will be payable via the re-usable Gautrain Gold Card, onto which customers can load single trip or monthly tickets and other services. Cards will be available from all ticket offices and ticket vending machines at stations as well as from selected off-site retailers. ‰ Airport passengers can board at any station and will pay R100 for a single train trip to the airport. All trains to the airport will go via Sandton station. ‰ A single train trip from Sandton to Marlboro will cost R16.50, from Sandton to Rhodesfield R21.00;

and from Marlboro to Rhodesfield R18.50. Special weekly and monthly packages are also available for regular users. ‰ Integrated single train plus single bus trips will cost R22.50 from Sandton to Marlboro, R27.00 from Sandton to Rhodesfield; and R24.50 from Marlboro to Rhodesfield. ‰ Parking at any station will cost R9.50 for the first 24hrs or part thereof as long as you also use the train. Access for the disabled Wheelchair access is provided to all trains, 50 percent of the buses, stations, toilets, lifts, fare gates, ticket offices and vending machines. The system has accessibility features to aid people with difficulties in walking, gripping, reaching or balancing, while blind and partially sighted people are assisted through the use of colour contrasts, clear signage and lighting, non-reflective surfaces, tactile surfaces, and audible as well as visual announcements. Deaf passengers and those hard of hearing are assisted through visual as well as audible announcements, induction loops and clear signs.

Beware possible poetry scam ZANELE SABELA The Poetry Institute of Africa poetry competition appears to be a scam. In May the Gazette ran a notice by the institute calling on the public to enter original poems into a competition with a grand prize of R10 000. Subsequently a reader, Matthew Murray, said he was having trouble getting in touch with the people at the institute. Murray said he had entered the competition in 2009 and was notified his poem had been selected to appear in the institute’s annual anthology. He was told he would have to pay for a copy of the published book. Thinking it would make a lovely Christmas present Murray ordered 11 copies and posted a cheque for R2 600. It was cashed but Murray never received the books or heard from the institute again. “When I saw the notice this year I noticed the same details. I called but could not get

through,” he said. That is when he called the Gazette. We also had no luck over the phone, so we tried to lure them out by requesting an interview. But the calls and e-mails remained unanswered. “Even back then I thought it was suspect.” Published poet and coordinator at Wits University Writing Centre, Kgaogelo Lekota, said he entered the competition in 1998, but when they told him to pay to receive the anthology he became suspicious. A Google search by the Gazette revealed similar complaints on A search for the publishers of the anthology came up empty; the website lists a postal address but no physical address. Murray said his selected poem was part of a trilogy dedicated to his wife who died in 2008, which was why he wanted copies. “It was entitled, My wife, my lover, my friend, the same words on her headstone.”

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Are flags that offensive? How then, and when, did people Police priorities during the Fifa World Cup™ have raised many questions. providing a good service and earning an While the greatest sporting showpiece honest living suddenly become a target, so has been one big jol so far, do they really much so that armed policemen take to the roads in trucks and confiscate their wares? have to go hard on roadside flag sellers? Yes, we all love a city where effective Is it because we now have global football law enforcement prevails. And indeed, the fans among us? If so, does it make it right? Some fans will not be able roadsiders are breaking to show their true colours, municipal street trading S Are police right to target the flag traders? courtesy of the lawmen, when by-laws and should face P Go to the pride of South Africa the might of the law. The E to share your views with other readers whips the French in Pretoria truth is that residents have A or alternatively for years pleaded with law K on Wednesday evening. SMS RKE, followed It will be interesting to see enforcement agencies to by your name and in less than 160 if the zero tolerance approach deal with illegal traders. U comment, to 32690. SMSes to roadsiders – and the But there is another P characters, charged at R1. ‘ladies of the night’ who were school of thought here; the World Cup is upon ordered into a police truck in us. The roadsiders have been selling Illovo the other night – will continue after flags of participating countries and other 11 July. The solution rests with allocating supporters’ items since the turn of the year. the informal traders a site to conduct their business, and monitoring what they sell And theirs don’t hit the pocket. In fact, they have always traded there, not arresting them. But surely national flags during the long before the World Cup kicked off, and will continue to do so after the final World Cup cannot be that offensive? whistle. - Moipone Badu-Ramatlo, project manager of the Champions for Children campaign.

Taking back the power Safe children beyond 2010 GAZETTE REPORTER Vandalism of Eskom installations costs taxpayers millions of rands annually and has a negative impact on service delivery according to Eskom. “Damage to electricity installations, which can range from illegal entry into substations to cutting down electricity poles, invariably requires that infrastructure be replaced at great cost. Taken to its logical conclusion, this means that money that could have been used to provide connections to consumers is diverted to the cost of replacement,” said Moniwa Mahlangu, manager of Safety, Health and Environment at Eskom Distribution. “The worst case is when vandals leave power lines lying on the ground or, previously secure installations open to the public. Unfortunately, it is often curious

children who pay the price. What may be a few minutes of fun to a vandal usually ends in serious injury, burns or even death. Vandals do not seem to care that electrical installations are ultimately the property of communities,” added Mahlangu. “These facilities are financed through electricity charges levied against residents of a community. A thoughtless act of vandalism is therefore an act of violent aggression against a community.” He said it was important for communities to safeguard their own interests by reporting incidents of vandalism to Eskom or the local municipality as soon as they were observed. Reporting individuals so that appropriate investigations and arrests could be made was also important. Details: 0800-11-27-22.

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fences are secure and gates are closed and locked. z Even in winter, make sure your pool is absolutely safe when you allow your child to play in the garden. z Do not allow your child to play in the road, show them how to cross roads safely, and do not let them throw balls near roads. z Children are carefree, they may not notice possible dangerous situations until too late. Be an assertive parent and educate your child. Teach your child about Childline. If you suspect a child is being abused, report the incident to the police. Details: 0800-055-555.


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Making it sparkle on Clean-Up Day

Tamerin Jardine, a Miss Earth semi-finalist, with Sandton Chronicle reporter Keba Mothoagae.

Phumudzo Tsanwani with his 10 bags. KATE HENRY A little bit of elbow grease can help a city shine. It was with this in mind that the Gazette joined forces with sister paper the Sandton Chronicle and a few eager residents to give a little section of Joburg a spruceup before it welcomed the citizens of the world. The annual Pikitup Clean Up Day saw similar scenes at several sites across the city, all eager to make their home a place to be proud of. While more help would have

been appreciated, the pile of bags that sat at the corner of North and Oxford roads, Illovo was testament to the determination of the cleaning crew. One of the most eager participants was Phumudzo Tsanwani. Last year, he came from Soweto to pick up seven bags of litter. This year he outdid himself in honour of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, and picked up 10 - and just kept on going. Unfortunately, Pikitup did not come to the party - its own event. Despite its assurances that the

bags would be picked up within a few hours after the clean-up team left, by Sunday morning they were still there. In Jan Smuts Avenue in Craighall, just outside the Gazette offices, bags that hadn’t been collected were torn open with rubbish strewn across the street. Attempts to contact Pikitup on the day were unsuccessful. - See more photos on www.

Benefit Sibiya and Guide Mdlalose fix the pavement at the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and North Road, Dunkeld.


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You can run but cannot Uproar over hide, warns Mosunkutu school closures NIE CELE Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Khabisi Mosunkutu has issued a stern warning that any form of violence in the province will not be tolerated. “Perpetrators can run and hide but sooner or later we will get you,” said Mosukuntu, adding lightheartedly, “Even if the culprits pass on, we will soon arrest them in the next life.’’ Speaking at city council headquarters in Braamfontein during a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Rea Vaya media briefing, Mosunkutu was responding to a question from this newspaper about the progress made by police in arresting people who ambushed the BRT in Soweto last month. During the attack a commuter was killed and eight others were seriously wounded in two separate shootings. Mosunkutu said police were working hard to track down the perpetrators. He said people who committed such acts were very clever and took precautions to make it difficult for police to trace them. But he revealed that at least one suspect had been apprehended and police were following leads to arrest more. -

AIMEE CAULFIELD While the Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy has promised to get the education basics right, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Legislature is horrified at the amount of school closures. The debate was sparked by the revelation that at least 109 schools had closed down in the province since 1994, 27 of them in Soweto. Gauteng DA Education spokesman Khume Ramulifho said that closing down schools undermined those who fought to liberate the majority of people from hunger, poverty and sub-standard education. “The DA is extremely concerned about children from disadvantaged areas who are excluded from opportunities to acquire skills and a good education. They simply add to the already tragic statistics of those deprived of these opportunities.” Ramulifho said the DA’s view was that schools were places where formal education should take place, and that the MEC had to ensure that schools were structured for maximum performance, and implemented

turnaround strategies for dysfunctional schools. But Department of Education spokesman Charles Phahlane said there were a variety of valid reasons why the department closed down the schools. “In some township schools there is an artificial concentration of pupils. “The advent of democracy made it possible for child-bearing people to move and settle where they wish, closer to work. This has resulted in a number of schools with fewer scholars. “The department was forced to merge some schools and hand over the buildings of others to the municipalities.” Phahlane reiterated this sentiment when describing schools that had only two staff members, a teacher and a principal, and 30 pupils. “When we close down schools we consult extensively with all stakeholders affected and explain to them the reasons, such as relocating scholars to quality schools where they will receive quality education.” -

Mega bucks for education Khabisi Mosunkutu, Gauteng MEC for Community Safety.

NIE CELE an increase of 15.6 percent compared to the Gauteng Education Department is pulling previous year. out all stops to make sure that all challenges According to her this money would be facing the department are tackled effectively used to get the basics in education right, in a way that will bring satisfactory matric including improving the results come the end of the year. matric pass rate, reading, What do you think? Special schools and children S Go to joburgnorth. mathematics, physical science, P or SMS with special educational needs accounting, technology as well RKE, followed as infrastructure and school budget will be increase by 20 E by your percent. This is an important A safety. name and K comment, in increase for a sector which Asked if the money was less than 160 has traditionally been underenough to tackle challenges to 32690. U characters, resourced. facing her department Creecy SMSes charged at That’s according to P R1. said, “The 15.6 percent increase Education MEC Barbara is a lot considering that we Creecy during her 2010/11 budget are still recovering from the economic presentation at the Legislature. Her recession. What more could I ask?” department received R22.48-billion -

City of gold, not city of holes NIE CELE One of the oldest features of democracy, majority rule, is fast proving to be the biggest impediment to members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the city council chambers when they attempt to make their voices heard. This was revealed by Michael Sun, DA spokesman on by-law issues in Joburg. According to Sun, a classic example was when the DA attempted to put in a motion at a city council monthly meeting for the urgent repair of potholes and malfunctioning traffic lights. “This was rejected outright. This was going to decrease the municipality’s risk on damage claims and increased insurance premiums that are believed to be ballooning.’’ Sun also divulged that he was recently phoned by 12 motorists who wanted to know the claim procedure, and said this was a sign that city council was spending astronomical amounts on claims despite having an insurance company that dealt with them. A furious Sun said the purpose of the DA’s motion was simple. “Fix the potholes and traffic lights. Every day our residents travel on roads full of potholes and very often traffic congestion is caused as a result of malfunctioning traffic lights. Both are hazardous and inflict unnecessary danger on the public.” He argued that potholes had no political affiliation. “The motion is not intended to score any political points. It is simply

DA councillor Michael Sun an honest attempt to get the city council to take action and repair potholes. Let Johannesburg be a city of gold and not a city of holes,’’ said Sun. Meanwhile, Nonceba Molwelwe, ANC chief whip in city council said the DA was playing politics. “They have a tendency to raise an issue that has been reported and is in the process of being attended to. Potholes are reported every day and are being repaired finish and klaar.” -

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Letters to the editor

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Seeking a lost son Lieutenant Colonel Veronica Trollip writes: The Salvation Army Family Tracing Service seeks to reunite families and to bring reconciliation where necessary. We have received a request for assistance from Trevor Fyfe’s mother, who lives in the UK, in

tracing the whereabouts of her son, born 8 August 1970. Despite having made numerous and extensive enquiries, we have had no success. Anyone able to assist in this search can contact me on 022492-3410 or familytracing@

Lawsuit necessary Cheryl Labuschagne, chairman of the Parkhurst Village Residents Association (PVRA), writes: I refer to the letter from B Lee (Gazette, week ending 11 June). The lawsuit aimed at preventing the opening of an 11th restaurant in 4th Avenue is unanimously supported by the PVRA committee, and by the vast majority of residents. Hundreds signed petitions during 2009 against further restaurants. At the recent annual general meeting 93 percent of those present again expressed opposition to more restaurants, after vigorous debate. Only five people disagreed. Voluntary contributions have

been raised for the specific purpose of funding the litigation. The action does not need the approval of every resident and Lee is free not to contribute. The central issue in the litigation is the enforceability of city council’s Regional Spatial Development Framework (RSDF), which affects most aspects of town planning, including the protection of the ecological environment, control of non-residential development generally and traffic flow – not only restaurants. The RSDF is the only townplanning instrument into which residents have direct input, and city council must respect the RSDF if the

residential character of Parkhurst is to survive. A central tenet of our democracy is that the wishes of communities as to the character of their living environment be respected. The RSDF reflects the wishes of local residents as to the character of Parkhurst. Hence the lawsuit, aimed at ensuring that the RSDF is enforced. The PVRA encourages all residents to become involved in our community. We have many environmental, security and other issues to deal with. Constructive interaction by residents on a large scale is needed if we are to preserve our wonderful suburb.

Please rethink the circle Richard Thorpe writes: I wish to add my voice to those expressing concern over the traffic circle erected at the Chester/ Dorset roads intersection. This circle has created traffic chaos in the surrounding suburbs as thousands, yes thousands, of additional vehicles now use our quiet, narrow streets to divert around the Chester Road logjam and in many cases now use Dorset Road to access Chester Road at this circle. Anyone familiar with the area will know that Dorset Road is not suitable for heavy traffic as it is narrow, potholed and has two very

dangerous blind corners. This circle may have been constructed with good intentions but it was an emotional decision rather than a practical one which has resulted in one dangerous intersection replaced by a number of others. Surely there must be alternative calming methods available on Chester Road for example rumble strips, speed humps or speed cameras? I ask that the powers concerned please review the cause and effect of this entire traffic circle saga and return our suburbs to their previous peaceful state before there is a fatal accident.

Blankies for cats and dogs Samantha Berger writes from Kitty and puppy haven: We have had so many rescues brought into the sanctuary that we are overflowing. If anyone has any old kitten and puppy toys, tennis balls, squash balls or others please, please help. We are desperate as we have so many babies that need to be

occupied. As we are entering the colder months we also need blankets – old or new – to keep our babies warm. Towels are always in short supply too, so if you have any moth-eaten ones you’d like to get rid of, please send them our way. Phone 011440-2404 or 083-387-1012.

GLORIOUS AUTUMN: Resident Mike Browne took this photo of the wonderful colours of the changing season at Emmarentia Dam. “Many people have a misconception of Johannesburg and don’t realise the beauty found here,” he said.

Leaders must obey their laws Manny de Freitas writes: I find it interesting that Mayor Amos Masondo and other city leaders have called on the public to respect designated bus lanes by not driving in them. There have been a number of crashes and injuries as a result of motorists driving illegally in bus

lanes. It is up to each of us to ensure that road rules are respected and kept. However, the call for this by the mayor I find amazing as his own party clearly feels it is above the law. Leaders of the ANC and their entourages are simply not respecting

road laws. Whenever meetings of top profile politicians are held at the ANC’s head office, Luthuli House in the centre of Joburg, one finds their vehicles parked in our bus lanes. How can government expect the public to keep to road rules when leaders themselves aren’t prepared to?

There are wonderful people out there Jackie Arnot writes: My car broke down on Tuesday night on the corner of Clarence and Roxburghe avenues in Craighall Park. Thank you to the young man, presumably on his way home from gym as he was scantily dressed, who bounced my car out of a busy Clarence Avenue into Roxburghe Avenue - at least my car wasn’t going

to be hit in the rear. Thank you to Martin from CSS Tactical who stood with me for half an hour in the dark and cold until the AA arrived. Thank you to Paul Cockburn for his concern and to the many motorists (often single women) who stopped to make sure I was okay. Many thanks to the kind, lovely lady who offered me accommodation for the night should

things not work out. And thanks to the Automobile Association (AA) employee who diagnosed an electrical fault. Thanks also to ADT who stayed until my car was finally loaded on to the AA’s flatbed tow truck. It is wonderful to know that if you break down, even at night, there are so many friendly people willing to help.


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Suburban blips BY HEATHER WALKER

Road by any other name Roads without names frustrate many Joburgers. On some streets, poles are missing their signs, on others the entire structure has disappeared. Kerbside names on countless more have long since worn off. This makes navigating the city much harder than it ought to be, especially for a journalist constantly trying to locate addresses for appointments. It would probably be easier with a GPS, but I never found myself needing such a device enough to justify buying one, and often a good old-fashioned map book does a better job. Unfortunately using a map book requires being able to identify which street you are on. Come to think of it, perhaps all those streets remain nameless because some tenderpreneur in city council owns a company that sells GPS units. Or maybe there is just no budget or inclination to name them. I suspect the latter.

Some residents gave up waiting for city council to do its job and set about repainting the kerbs themselves. Then a major football event arrived and lo and behold – suddenly Fifabranded street signs were popping up all over the show. Finally our major intersections have identities again. The only problem is at least one is wrong. A new sign on the corner of 6th Street and 4th Avenue in Parkhurst calls 4th Avenue Braeside Road (see photo on page 11). Granted, it’s not far off, as Braeside Road, an extension of 4th Avenue begins just across the street. What makes it amusing is that right underneath the new sign is the old one with the road’s real name. To the powers that be this detail may not be important, but to residents who know every minute facet of their suburb it’s an outrage. -

Severiano du Preez (past recipient of a facial operation), Irene Menell and Marc Lubner with the giant football boot.

A decade of smiles HEATHER WALKER It started 10 years ago with a little girl called Thando. She was born with facial paralysis that prevented her ability to smile. For years her mother Thabile Manyati wrote letters asking Nelson Mandela for help but always received a regretful apology on his behalf. Then to her disbelief one day she received a phone call from the man himself. “At first I thought it was a joke, but it really was Tata Madiba. He told me he would help us, and he sent Marc Lubner and the doctors,” explained Manyati.

A decade later at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton she and Thando beamed as they celebrated the Smile Foundation’s 10th birthday, where its chairman Lubner paid tribute to the man who started the dream. “Mr Mandela asked me to help one child, and that project grew into the Smile Foundation. His passion and support has encouraged us to achieve the results that ensure 200 children annually receive the opportunity of facial surgery and psycho-social support. Back then this operation was not available locally but now many surgeons

have received training to enable this.” This surgery is performed during annual Smile Week at six state hospitals nationwide, including Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in Parktown. Dr Igor Wetzel of German charity We Love Africa affirmed his support for the Smile Foundation, and presented a giant autographed football boot as a gift to Mandela, accepted on his behalf by Irene Menell of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Details: -


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Environmentalists celebrate

Pupils from Jan Celliers primary school ready to do their part in the fight against climate change

Environmental edutainment. biodiversity here,” said Graham Wright, chairman of the ZLUC. The committee will be running a raffle to raise funds

for the preservation of one of this city’s most prized treasures. Details: 011-646-1976.

Chairman of Zoo Lake Users Committee (ZLUC) Graham Wright, Christine Ellme (Jan Celliers school), Lucy Taylor, Val Landau (Artists Under the Sun), councillor Marcelle Ravid, Nomsa Ndlovu (ZLUC administrator) and Penny Davidoff (ZLUC coordinator)

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NONKULULEKO MBULI The Zoo Lake Users Committee (ZLUC), which is at the forefront of preserving Joburg’s most loved park, hosted its annual Environmental Day celebrations. Louise Matschke, curriculum specialist of the Johannesburg Zoo, spoke to the pupils from Jan Celliers primary school about biodiversity. The pupils were also treated to a short play staged by the Johannebsurg’s Zoo’s education centre. The play revolved around the time travels of the main characters, who helped the children see the effects of global warming on the planet – desertification, food shortages, rising sea levels, astronomical water and fuel costs, and diminished biodiversity. The children were taught a rap song that reminded them to: ‘Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Refill. Repair’. The play ended with the sobering statement, “All we stand to lose in the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ is a couple of games, but in 2040 we stand to lose the world,” The children were encouraged to do their part in the fight for our planet, and were taught how to reduce their carbon footprint by saving water and being energyefficient. “Our objective is to act as a go-between city council and the community that uses Zoo Lake, to protect the park and everything around it as well as to maintain the

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Accolade for zoo’s vet GAZETTE REPORTER The Joburg Zoo’s senior veterinarian Michelle Barrows received the Chairman’s Award from the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (Paazab) for her contribution to the field of zoological medicine. “Barrows has worked as associate and now senior veterinarian at the zoo for seven years,” said past Paazab chairman Dr Mark Penning of Durban’s uShaka Marine World. She has overseen the progression of the zoo’s veterinary department with a strong emphasis on preventative medicine and education. She developed a popular ‘externship’ programme that provides opportunities for veterinary students and nurses to gain experience of and develop their skills in wildlife and zoological medicine – a programme she is still passionately driving to ensure local and international students can share her dream

of working with wildlife. She has provided training opportunities for vets and students from over 20 countries.” Barrows organised the first African Symposium on Zoological Medicine at Joburg Zoo, which provided professional development opportunities for veterinarians working with zoo animals, exotic pets and wildlife; shared knowledge with colleagues in other countries; and raised awareness of zoological medicine as a career. “This was an overwhelming success with 200 delegates from eight African countries. The vets from the rest of Africa also had an opportunity to train at the Joburg and Pretoria zoos during and after the symposium. In recognition of this job well done, and in acknowledgement of selfless efforts on behalf of a grateful association, the Chairman’s Award is conferred upon Michelle,” said Penning.

Jono Hall took first place for his potjie.

Jono’s pot luck GAZETTE REPORTER A cloud-covered sky over the Emmarentia Sailing Club was bad news for sailors, but turned out to be a pretty good day for making fires and bringing out the old potjies The Friends of The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens committee hosted its first annual fundraising potjkiekos competition and guests and the seven entrants made the most of the gloomy weather. John Cartwright lit the fires at 10.30am and dug holes for the pots. He entered three delectable potjies and took second and fifth places. His most unique dish was a whole pumpkin filled to the brim with an assortment of vegetables. Councillor Pat Richards, Michael Thompson and Chris Atkins had the culinary pleasure of judging. It was an extremely close call but in the end Jono Hall cooking his first potjie won first place. His prize, two tickets to the Spain and

Honduras 2010 Fifa World Cup™ match, was donated by Emmarentia resident Alex Eliott. Fiona Lee and Anne Askew also took home prizes. Over 35 bowls of rice were bought and all took great pleasure in sampling each potjie. “What better way to spend a cool autumn day than to sit next to Emmarentia Dam, keeping warm around the fires, sipping wine and making new friends,” said Betina Cartwright. Ryan Metcalf and friends had such a great time they promised to enter again and next time bring along many potjiekos connoisseurs. Thanks are due to City Parks for donating winter jackets, and to the Buck and Hog for donating meal vouchers. Funds raised will go towards erecting permanent braais next to the dam along Louw Geldenhuys Drive. It is hoped this will help control people braaing and burning the grass and trees.

Dr Mark Penning and Michelle Barrows

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CONTRADICTION: A new sign for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ on the corner of 6th Street and 4th Avenue in Parkhurst renames 4th Avenue Braeside Road, but Braeside Road, an extension of 4th Avenue only begins across the street. Below it is the original sign. Also see page 9. 0860 | NETCARE (0860 638 2273) or e-mail us at Netcare VCD | 3488 | 04.2010


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Vuvuzela madness hits GAZETTE REPORTER Joburg went a little wild in the run-up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ and the Gazette was

there to catch it all, from Joburgers waving flags to blowing vuvuzelas and dancing in the street.

Staff at Caxton Community Newspapers come out to support Bafana Bafana.

Nicky Belseck waves the flag outside Caxton’s office on Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall.

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Peter Ramothwala of Midrand Reporter blows his vuvuzela.

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Sue Upton and Caxton staff show their patriotism.


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the streets of Joburg...

Takalani Sesame Street Muppets learn the diski dance at a street party hosted by Sanlam in Houghton.

Hollard staff members in Parktown blow their hearts out at noon, bringing traffic on the M1 to a virtual standstill.


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Grannies in stitches NATASHA BEZUIDENHOUT With knitting needles and colourful wool at hand - gogos sat in a circle at Melrose Arch while animatedly knitting beanies and scarves. Rachel Ntokwane (72) from Tembisa meticulously counts the stitches on the needle and demonstrates how to proceed. “There should be 40 stitches on the one needle,” she instructs. Ntokwane is one of many gogos knitting

beanies and scarves for underprivileged children. M-Net Cares and the Gogo Trust teamed up to spread winter cheer with a new project called Gogo Magic. The Gogo Trust is a non-profit organisation which creates sustainable employment for underprivileged communities by teaching people to knit beanies and earn money. “The potential of Gogo Magic is huge with the project already providing sustainable

employment for 450 women in its first year. We can’t wait to see it grow beyond winter 2010 and become a vital ‘knit work’, spreading magic across the country,” said Gogo Trust founder Mike Walker.This winter Gogo Trust aims to deliver 13 000 soccer fan beanies to underprivileged children. Money raised through Gogo Magic is passed on to the Gogo Trust and M-Net Cares Children’s Educational Fund. -

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15 June: Screening of the Emmy awardwinning documentary on Jewish community life A Yiddish World Remembered at Rabbi Cyril Harris community centre in Houghton, at 7.30pm. Phone 011-728-8088. 19 June: The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust holds a walking tour of Braamfontein cemetery, starting from Graf Street entrance at 2pm. Phone 011-482-3349. 19 June: Sale of Italian books for the month of June at the Societa’ Dante Alighieri, 62A Houghton Drive, Houghton from 9am. Phone 011-728-6782. 20 June: Join a 90 minute walk at Delta Park at 8am. Phone 082-688-1879.

20 June: Walk on Melville Koppies Central at 2pm - parking at Mark’s Park sports club, Judith Road. Phone 011-482-4797. 21 June: Norman the magician will entertain children at Parkview library, Tyrone Avenue at 3.30pm. Phone 011-646-3375. 21 June: Zoo Lake Users Committee meeting at the training centre on Westwold Way at 3.30pm. Phone 011-646-1976. 23 June: The Horticultural Society holds a talk by Allan Abel entitled Orchids and Succulents - are they really so different? At The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Emmarentia at 9.40am. Phone 082-373-3226. 26 June: The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust is holding a walking tour of Westcliff, starting from The Ridge school, 26 Woolston Road at 2pm. Phone 011-482-3349.

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Warm a needy child’s heart GAZETTE REPORTER Shoprite and Checkers supermarket group sponsors several projects aimed at enriching the lives of our country’s children, especially those less privileged. In keeping with this commitment to the youth, Shoprite and Checkers, in conjunction with Age in Action, sponsors the Pretty Things for Little Things promotion, a competition that urges supermarket customers, especially senior citizens, to put their creative skills to work to make something for needy children. Last year more than 18 000 toys and items of clothing were entered and distributed across the country to needy kids as early Christmas presents. Anyone can take part in the project, but only citizens older than 60 who enter their handiwork stand a chance of winning generous cash vouchers for Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper stores nationwide. Entrants can make anything practical, durable and safe that a child can wear or play with. Three winners per category will be selected in each province. The provincial winners receive gift vouchers and also

go through to the final judging round in which three national winners per category are chosen. There is also a merit prize for the person who enters the most items in his/her province, and for the person who enters the most items nationally. The closing date for the competition is 31 August. Entry forms can be obtained from the Money Market counter in any Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper store, from Age-in-Action offices or online. Details:, www.

Some of the toys collected last year.

Celebrate Africa at Melrose Arch GAZETTE REPORTER The inaugural Festival of Africa is coming to Melrose Arch from 11 June to 11 July. It will offer visitors a month of vibrant and authentic African culture, art, music and dance and the opportunity to explore Africa’s tourism and investment opportunities. “The Festival of Africa at Melrose Arch will be Africa’s signature event during the World Cup, our statement that the continent is ready to welcome the world for tourism, business and cultural exchanges,” Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa executive director Francis Mfune said.

Melrose Arch in conjunction with FanRide also launched a transport solution to help ferry spectators from the centre to the stadiums, and will be broadcasting the soccer matches live on giant screens in the square and the piazza for the duration of the tournament. A variety of Portuguese festivities will also be celebrated at Melrose Arch for the month, including fashion shows, gastronomic fairs, classical music concerts and a variety of performances from various Portuguese cultural groups. Details: or


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Star sings of hope NONKULULEKO MBULI Grammy award-winning Angelique Kidjo performed alongside pupils of Rosebank primary school in a music video for BBC Sport. The video will appear as the opening sequence of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ broadcast for the overseas channel. Kidjo was greeted with loud clapping and shrieks from elated pupils and teachers. Her co-stars swayed and danced behind her as the BBC producer directed them.

‘Move on up towards your destination. Remember your dreams are your only schemes. Take nothing less – not even second best.’ She sang these words made famous by legendary musician Curtis Mayfield Kidjo again performed this inspirational song with John Legend at the inaugural World Cup concert ahead of the tournament. “I wanted to dedicate this song to the youth of Africa. We need to give the youth incentives – I want this song to give them strength to become all they can be.

“Africa is not about war and famine, but there’s joy and a future,” she said, pointing to the children. “The world was waiting for us to fail, but we’ve done it – we’re hosting the Word Cup, we’ve got to tell the success stories of Africa,” said Kidjo. When asked who would walk away with the coveted title, she confidently announced that the trophy would remain in Africa. “I’m so excited. We’re going to kick butt!” she added.

Buhle Dumani, Joyce Peters, Andy Ncube, Jeanette Malindi, Captain Thenjiwe Mkhize and pupils from Vuleka school.

Vuleka pupils learn to be safe and sound Pupils and teachers at Vuleka school were treated to a special visit from their favourite police officers Sergeant Bongani Mdletshe and Captain Thenjiwe Mkhize from Rosebank police station. They were presented with a teddy bear in police uniform sponsored by

the Mall of Rosebank to watch over the school. Vuleka also received a framed Child Protection Week pledge. An important message of self-protection was relayed to the children as a precaution for the upcoming holiday and 2010Fifa World Cup™.

Angelique Kidjo with pupils from Rosebank primary school

TAKING DISKI TO THE STREETS: Grade 5 pupils at Japari school in Parkview did the diski dance on Jan Smuts Avenue while motorists cheered, hooted and blew their vuvzelas.

CHEERS: Grade 4 and 6 pupils from Bellavista school celebrate the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ with paper maché soccer players and handmade flags.

PROUD: Hyde Park high school Grade 8 and 9s with head of the junior mathematics department Margie Nelson and principal Matthew Davies proudly display their beautifully decorated soccer balls which they had to make in mathematics class, as well as design representative logos for the countries participating in the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Send your school news, photos and upcoming events to or phone 011-8890659.


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Helen Lima and Miriam Kurchbaum Futer (director of the Brazil-South Africa Cultural Centre).

Brazil and Africa collide HEATHER WALKER It’s 11 Brazilians versus 11 South Africans. National pride is at stake. No, it’s not a football match. It’s the Eleven Football and Art: Africa 2010 X Brazil 2014 exhibition at Commerzbank in Rosebank, which runs parallel to the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ and forms part of the G-Onze cultural programmes in Brazil. Each country showcases football-themed artworks by some of its top contemporary artists. Antonio Peticov from Sao Paulo called his painting Global Peace. “The daylight in my picture represents the conscious mind, and the cosmos, the unconscious mind. These two contrasts are unified by a football pitch. There is too much fighting in the world and I believe football has the ability to create harmony between people,” he explained. The South African team is made up of Pat Mautloa, Wayne Barker, Annette Loubser, David Koloane, Johannes Phokela, Karl Gietl, Louis Scott, Mbongeni Buthelezi, Robert Hodgins, Samson Mnisi, Sandile Zulu and Simon Stone. Barker’s mixed media artwork entitled Fighting Field - Steve Biko is part of a series he did on South African legends. “When Biko was under house arrest he wasn’t allowed to do many things but he was allowed to play football. He used this to his advantage to convey important information to other freedom fighters. I wanted to celebrate the role football played in his life and the creation of our democracy,” he said. Eleven Football and Art runs until 31 July at 5 Keyes Avenue. Details: -

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Isaac Sikhakhane, Jabulani Tshuma and Tshepo Rakosa drink soup at the opening of the exhibition.

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Mexicans in town ABED AHMED Hundreds of Mexicans descended on Melrose Arch for the ultimate Mexican soccer fiesta. The unveiling of The Angel of Independence, considered

the ultimate symbol of Mexico’s independence, was attended by local and foreign Mexican fans. Mexican production house Hispana, in conjunction with the Mexican embassy, has

transformed the square into an official Mexican-themed festival which will screen the Mexican 2010 Fifa World Cup™ matches. The festival will be held for the duration of the tournament,

with authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks available for fans. Free scarves, beanies and flags will be handed out before Mexican games. -

People don sombreros and get into the festive spirit.

The Angel of Independence is unveiled.

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AA AUCTIONS Barry pays best cash prices for all good, used furniture, AZTECH ENGINEERING appliances, antiques, pianos, Gates & automation. Fencing etc. & burglar proofing. Carports. Tel. (011) 793-4668/ Service & repairs. Centurion (011) 793-4478. RO028026 D5 Motors - R3850 with anti-theft & inst. Contact: Moh 084-595-8122 SA020643

0342 Jewellery

GATE AUTOMATION Sales and Repairs. BEST CASH PRICES! Hansa, Centurion. Pierre 082 788 3368 We buy Diamond and AN000393

0296 Tuition / Education ALL GRADES Science/Maths to Matric by Exp.qual.patient teacher 011-786 4089

Gold jewellery for cash. Tel: (011) 787-0814 Randburg Diamond Co. RO028037

0396 Wanted to Buy A 2 Z CASH DEALS For Household Furniture & Appliances.Etc.We collect. 082 440 8202 RO028025

AABER BUYS HIRE EDUCATION CC Antiques, Collectables, 1-on-1 tuition by trained Porcelain, Ornaments, professional tutors. At home, Paintings, Glass etc. all subjects, Tel 011 442 9039 all grades. 08612 88867 NP009431 08612 TUTOR NP009307 AANDAG! We pay CASH for GOOD MATHS/SCIENCE used household furniture, Gr. 7 - 12. Expert tuition. fridges, freezers, TV setc. We call & collect. TEL: (011) 888-5270 (011) 825-2216 CM004837

MATHS TUTOR TRAVELS ALL GRADES 082 851 1328 011 786 9259 (Leave message) NP009297

EASY LOANS UP TO R5 000 No ITC Check. Call: Moses / Sthembiso 011 472-6786 011 472-9362



0449 Houses

HAIRDRESSING SALON FOR SALE LINDEN / VICTORY PARK BORDER Prime position in shopping Centre. Offers from R90 000. Only Genuine Buyers call 082 855 4615



AARON PAYS BEST for antiques, furniture, silver, ornaments & S.A art etc. 072-358-9404 CP038291

2ND HAND CARS We buy & pawn cars for cash. Best prices paid. Trade ins accepted on your accident damaged vehicles. Gavin 083-708-6050

Kosmar Estate 082 673 5995 CP038377

0484 Townhouses /Simplexes /Clusters /Duplexe HYDE PARK Flat to Let 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Lounge Separate Dining Room 60 square metre patio Swimming pool Tennis courts. From 1st August Rental R15,000. Contact 011 646 1415 RO028131

0786 Wanted CARS WANTED FOR CASH We will give you more! 072 307 8657



0268 Pest Control

Jay 082 4989 894

On 2000sqm. with pool 2 bedroom, diningroom, lounge, porch, kitchen and guest toilet. R6500pm.



ROADSTYLE 19 yrs exp in K53 instruction. Deon 084-491-9190

Fully furnished 1 bed flat. Avail 01/07/2010 R4000 neg.







0220 Computer Repairs

0650 Loans / Investments

Call 073 078 6215


LUI - THAI MASSAGE Back pain, stiff neck & shoulders & headache. Mon - Sun, 9-7. Contact: 011 483 0269

0428 Flats



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ALL CASH PAID FOR SA ART, ANTIQUES & JEWELLERY Tel 082-657-2610 7 Days a week

RAAM UPHL SA020715 Uphl. ctns. l/covers. Soft furn & Roman Blinds. NP009435 Paul: 083-561-7091 BUY/SELL Shanti: 084-611-5811 011 886-7539 ABLE REMOVERS 48 yrs exp. Prompt and personal service AN000459 • Kruger/Rands • Gold (All) for the removal of home and • Silver Coins • Medallions office furniture, packing, • War Medals • Jewellery. storage and insurance. Personal supervision Collectors Welcome. available. Phone 011-475-4062 or Killarney Coins 011-679-4421 Killarney Mall LW010338 Est.1967: Phone: 011 486 0394/5 ALL LOADS Peter, Justin or Gail HIRE `N LOAD CC A2B Furniture Removals 011 886 2328 078 912 0145




0610 Business Opportunities EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY Great Income Call Jean on 083 5912 791 CM004882


22 • Week ending 18 June 2010 • ROSEBANK KILLARNEY GAZETTE

0893 General Employment Wanted

PRECIOUS Zim seeks domestic with/out accom. Refs. Eng. 083-860-9708 /011-484-3231 DF091142

SENZIWE our domestic worker for 4yrs seeks p/f work. We are relocating Ref Lindy 072-656-0470

DRIVER Andwell (code 10) DF091123 seeks p/f work with 6 yrs exp & Accom 072 120 5401/ 073 SHEILA Zim seeks domestic/ 661 2376 Refs. Eng childminder f/t work with KL005533 Accom 083 353 0520 Refs. Driver HOLLACE seeks Eng KL005537 full-time Code 10 + PDP lic. Eng. 073-369-4647/Ref: SINDY Sa seeks domestic/ 072-122-7009 childminder 5 days f/t work DF091215 with Accom 079 912 5846 EXPERIENCED AND Refs. Eng KL005497 RELIABLE DRIVER Looking for work. Can start TENWA Mwn seeks childminder f immediately. /t work with Accom 073 858 2901 Phone: Aaron Refs. eng KL005477 079 074 3036 Refs THABIE SA seeks part-time 083 651 0148 5days. Refs. Eng. SA020746 083-226-5382 DF091194 LUFUNU seeks houseman/ frail care f/t work with 3 yrs THEMBISA Sa seeks p/f exp 084 094 9912 Refs. Eng domestic work Cooks 083 KL005463 893 3381 Refs. eng KL005510

0895 Domestic Employment Wanted A+ SKILLED DOMESTIC PLACEMENTS + references checked. 011-880-4647

TRACY Zim seeks domestic/ childminder f/t work with Accom 073 690 3989 Eng KL005527

YOLLENDER Zim seeks domestic part-time M-F. Refs. Eng. 071-994-4663 DF091146

ZANDILE Sa seeks domestic/ childminder p/t 3 days work CM004849 with Accom 076 306 7099 Refs: William 083 454 7018& ABIGAIL`S DOMESTICS & Charlotte 082 877 8841 EST 1996 Eng Fully Screened KL005472 H/Keepers, Cooks, Nannies, Caregivers, Housemen, Gardeners,Drivers 011 789 5127/8 or 071 425 3491 CH001553

ABSOLUTE JOLLY DOMESTICS drivers, maids, gardeners, caregivers, excel refs 072 556 1039 011 781 5006 SA020749

0897 Gardener Employment Wanted

AUSMANE Mwn with permit seeks garden, houseman f /p-time with/out accom. Eng. 073-628-8371 DF091211

ANABEL Zim seeks domestic/ childminder p/t 2 days Tue & thurs work 072 132 3822 Refs: Brenda 082 336 2182 Eng

AUSTIN Malawian seeks p /time work, garden, painting, domestic with 8yrs. exp. Ref; 071-845-5266

BARBRA Mwn 4yrs exp seeks domestic, childminder p/t 3days. refs. Eng. 082-582-3886

/time caretaker & garden work on Wed. None of these adjectives can describe his generous, hardworking, intelligent, competent, honest, trustworthy & his willingness to work. And then, he is friendly with kids & animals as well. For good details call me Lorna 082-491-8632 or 083-957-7676

DF091187 KL005481 DICKSON Malawian seeks p


CAROLINE Sa seeks domestic f/t work Cooks with Accom 072 337 7338 or 076 028 7891 Refs: +441 344 843 371/ 084 596 5159 Eng KL005433

CAROLINE Sa seeks domestic p/t work 073 778 5785 Refs. eng


GEORGE Mwn seeks KL005485 garden/ houseman 1 - 5 days Mon - Fri work with/ out CORRETA Mwn seeks Accom 078 262 2660 Refs: domestic p/f Mon to Fri work 083 283 6504 Eng 073 281 1698 Refs: 083 945 KL005449 9346 Eng KL005515 JOHN an excellent gardener is looking for p/t Wed. Sun DEBRA Mwn seeks work very hardworking and is domestic full-time with fully literate, he is highly accom. Refs. Eng. recommend. John 073 631 073-002-1514/082-415-9914 0690. Anne - 082 576 0446, DF091209 Reference KL005420 EMILIA Zim seeks domestic full-time with accom. Eng. KENTON Mwn seeks garden 076-548-7162 p/f. Eng. Ref:Paul Pretorius DF091119 082-800-4301/Kenton ESTHER SA seeks domestic, 078-766-0281 childminder p/f. anydays. with/out DF091216 acc. Cooks. Ref. Eng/Afri. MALIZGANI Mwn seeks 074-262-6504 DF091132 garden full-time Refs. Eng.

073-243-6084 FAITH Mwn seeks domestic/ DF091148 childminder p/f work with Accom 078 705 6807 Refs. MICHAEL Mwn seeks garden, houseman f-time eng KL005484 Eng. 071-977-9596/Ref: Lucia 071-475-6221 FLORENCE Mwn seeks domestic full-time with accom. Refs. Eng. 071-021-0294


NICKSON MWN he is looking for job houseman, DF091189 driver and garden. He is LETTA Sa seeks domestic f/t honest, reliable and dynamic man. Call 083-310-6753 work with Accom 073 942 DF091190 2167/ 017 425 3491/ 084 RICHARD Mwn seeks 407 3263 Refs. Eng KL005502 garden, houseman, painter 3days. Refs. Eng. LYDIA Sa seeks domestic/ 079-583-5708 childminder p/f work with Accom 073 544 4785 Refs: 072 669 6778 Eng KL005450

Malawian Alinafe seeks domestic, childminder f/t. Cooks. Acc. 078-774-1330 /Ref call 072-902-4916 DF091210


0899 Domestic Employment Available

MONICA Zim seeks domestic f/t work with Accom 073 401 9712 Refs. Eng

FIRST CLASS DOMESTIC & CHILDCARE KL005468 Placement of Trained Qualified staff: PATRICIA Zim seeks Domestic childcare house domestic p/f-time 3days. management Eng. 072-882-3480 Au Pair Tutors. /Ref:083-564-1239(Juliana) Courses avail. DF091151 SPECIALS AVAILABLE 071 324 9848 SYMPATHY Zim seeks domestic part-time Wed,Sat. National Registered Trainer & Provider Dept. Labour. Refs. Eng. 072-687-5134 DF091218


RUNNING/ WALKING z Run/Walk for Life Illovo/ Melrose branch meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 5.30pm and Saturday mornings at 7am from Pridwin sports field, cnr Venus Street and Greenacres Drive. Phone Linda 082-8538820. z 5km time trials every Saturday with the Rockies Road Runners from the Zoo Lake restaurant car park at 7.30am. There is also a walk every Sunday at 6am from Zoo Lake with distances ranging between about 10km to 16km. Phone 011-882-4294 or visit GYMNASTICS z Artistic boys and girls gymnastics lessons for beginners to novice level with the North Stars Gymnastics Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm 4.30pm and Wednesdays from 2.30pm - 5pm at the Parkhurst recreation centre. Phone Shirley 083-254-0589. z Gymnastics for kids classes held from Monday to Saturday at The Wanderers Club. Girls phone Wendy 083-452-9046 and boys Bobby 083-2283712. BASEBALL z Mustangs junior baseball club invites boys and girls from seven to 14 to come and try out. Training sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Marks Park Sports field, Judith Road, Emmarentia from 5.30pm. Phone Janice 082-908-0199. HIKING/MOUNTAIN CLIMBING z Meet like minded outdoor and conservation orientated people who wear heavy boots and smell like the mountain air! The Johannesburg Hiking Club offers a varied programme for all fitness levels, although a certain degree of fitness is advisable. Phone 087-940-1903 or visit z Youths (five to 21 years) interested in regular climbing training sessions and the opportunity compete in the Gauteng Schools Climbing League, as well as schools interested in offering the sport, can join the Joburg Section of the Mountain Club of SA. Those interested in hiking can also contact the club. Visit or email z Interested people invited on graded, scheduled walks and hikes with the Hiking Continuity Club. Phone Brian 011-787-4927. ARCHERY z Archers at Zoo Lake Community Archery Club’s beginners’ lessons every Saturday. Phone 072-2503655. OTHER z Adult body conditioning at

the Parkhurst primary school every Wednesday evening at 5.15pm and 6:15pm, as well as Saturday at 8.30am. There will also be belly dancing on a Saturday at 9.30am. Phone Desiree 082490-6816 or 011-868-4001. CROQUET z Croquet every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at the Zoo Lake Bowls Club. Everyone welcome. Phone John 083-297-8385 or Maria 082-852-3850. CYCLING z Regular Saturday morning mountain bike rides with the Pirates Cycling Club starting at Pirates Sports Club parking area from 7am. A variety of routes through parks and along spruits are available. Cycling is at a social pace. Phone 072-934-1071. SQUASH z New players needed for social games every Saturday and Sunday morning at the Pirates Squash Club. Phone 011-646-5025. TENNIS z Social tennis with the Parkview Lawn Tennis Club every Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. Phone 011-7870074 or 083-602-6756. z Social players wanted for Saturday afternoons at the Parkhurst Tennis Club. Coaching is also available at the club from Monday Thursday at 2pm as well as ball skills for three to five-year-olds on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2.30pm - 3pm. Phone Ann 083-271-3804. z Social tennis at the Craighall tennis club in St Albans Avenue. Phone Mike 083-2281693. HOCKEY z Practices for girls every Wednesday evening from 5.30pm - 7pm and boys every Thursday evening from 5.30pm - 6.30pm at the Wanderers Club at the astroturf. Phone 011-802-4559. RUGBY/TOUCH RUGBY z Wanderers rugby club practices every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All are welcome to join. E-mail rugby@ or phone 011-880-0423. z Pirates rugby club practices Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pirates Sports Club at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to join. Phone 083-635-2813 or www. z Social touch rugby games Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Old Edwardians club. Phone 072-268-2300 or e-mail touchrugbyoe@gmail. com z Ladies are invited to join the Zoo Lake ladies touch rugby league with games played every Thursday at 6.15pm at the Zoo Lake Sports Club. Phone 011888-7157.


ROSEBANK KILLARNEY GAZETTE • Week ending 18 June 2010 • 23

Five times the fun GAZETTE REPORTER Over 200 children donned their soccer kits and tightened their laces in the Xbox 360 primary school 5-a-side soccer tournament held at Marks Park sports ground in Emmarentia. The soccer challenge saw 32 teams from Ekurhuleni, Pretoria, Soweto and the Vaal go head-tohead to win tickets to see a 2010 Fifa World Cup™ match at Soccer City. The final was decided between two Soweto teams with Rutegang primary school beating Motsaneng primary school 1-0. Premier Soccer League (PSL) players from the country’s top

teams, including Tefo Mashamaite (Bidvest Wits captain), Jimmy Tau (Kaizer Chiefs captain) and Morgan Gould (Supersport United) were present to show their support and share their skills with the children. Individual accolades were awarded by Yvette van Rooyen, marketing and product manager of Microsoft Xbox 360. Siphiwe Ndaba from Thopodi primary school was named top goal scorer of the tournament, Mpedi Pakana of Rutegang primary school was player’s player, and Lehlohonolo Taka of Rutegang primary walked away with the best goalkeeper award.

Soccer star Deco in action at the Wanderers during the Goodwill Cup against Mozambique.

Portuguese invade ABED AHMED The Wanderers cricket stadium in Illovo was transformed into a soccer pitch as the Portuguese community hosted the Goodwill Cup that saw Portugal and Mozambique battle it out. Tickets were sold out and the 35000 capacity stadium was filled to the brim, with the majority of fans from the local Portuguese community.

Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco and Ricardo Carvalho made appearances to the crowd’s delight as Portugal thrashed Mozambique 3-0. Both sides had opportunities during the first half. Mozambique hit the upright with a magnificent shot from defender Paito. The second half yielded the much anticipated results as Portugal capitalised on a flaw in the

Mozambican defence, and striker Danny tapped one in past the goalkeeper. Ronaldo started from the bench and immediately impacted the game with his trademark step over. Portuguese striker Hugo Almeida made it two after a one-two pass with captain Simao. The third came off the Mozambican goalie’s save of a Ronaldo shot that Almeida once again tapped in. -

Best of the best... The Rutegang primary team is (back) Lovemore Zwane, Tshepo Taule, Katlego Ramasike, Thabiso Monyane, Mpedi Pakana, Lehlohonolo Raulane and Neo Ngamlana.

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Portugal and Mozambique battle it out during the Goodwill Cup at the Wanderers in Illovo.

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Steps to end hunger

Participants stride through the Joburg zoo to raise funds for school meals for hungry children, as part of End Hunger Walk the World.

HEATHER WALKER For most people 5km is not far. But this is the average distance a hungry child in the developing world has to walk to find food. With this in mind, hundreds of people trekked 5km through the Joburg Zoo for the End Hunger Walk the World relay. This international event runs over 24 hours in all the time zones, beginning in Australia and ending in Samoa. “The initiative mobilised an estimated 150 000 people to raise awareness and funds for the school feeding schemes of the United

Nations World Food Programme (WFP). “In an incredible wave of solidarity, the world came forward to say that child hunger is totally unacceptable. At least 160 walks in 70 countries raised enough money to provide 10 000 children with nutritious school meals for a year,” said Josette Sheeran, WFP’s executive director. “Since Walk the World began in 2003, it has seen two million participants and fed 190 000 children,” said Tim Steel of TNT Express, a founding partner of the

Hlubi Mboya, Miss South Africa Nicole Flint and Tshepo Maseko

event. According to WFP research, hunger and malnutrition are the biggest threats to global health. Every six seconds a child dies of hunger and related causes. More than one billion people are undernourished worldwide, almost all of them in developing countries. Funds raised from Joburg’s walk will go to the Food 4 Africa Foundation, which aims to provide children with at least one vitaminand mineral-enriched meal every day. Participants who strutted out on

a chilly morning included Hlubi Mboya, Tshepo Maseko and Nicole Flint (Miss South Africa). One walker, Dominique von Moos, explained why she took part. “It’s a great reason to get out of bed early on a Sunday morning and I love the idea that I’m part of an event happening simultaneously in 70 countries.”

Did you know? The biggest walk was in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where some 20 000 participants gathered for an event organised by first lady Chantal Compaore. The smallest walk counted just one participant in New Zealand, who braved stormy weather on his own. -

Nonhlanhla Dube, Mpumi Dube, Xoli Nxumalo, Nontokozo Zulu and Phumelele Mngoma drink flavoured slush on a cold morning to wake themselves up for their walk.

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