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Getting the job done... Peter Modiba, Shaun Ndaba and Rabelani Mufamandi loosen the tar before filling a pothole. More photos on


SPIT ’N POLISH Fed-up residents take up the tar brush and get to work

LUCIA WALKER A DISPUTE is brewing regarding the repair of potholes after residents literally took matters into their own hands. Fed-up with the inability of Joburg Roads Agency (JRA) to address the problem, members of the Bryanston East Community

Forum picked up shovels and set to work. Manager Elfrieda Loubser said, “After months of receiving complaints from residents, we identified potholes that needed attention and started to fill them. “Residents have complained bitterly about potholes for months

while no action was forthcoming from authorities. So we decided to do the job ourselves. “Our repairmen have been trained for this ongoing project, which is definitely not intended to replace the municipality, but to assist in ridding the area of potholes.” JRA spokesman Thulani

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Makhubela didn’t seem pleased about this gesture when the Sandton Chronicle broke the news to him. “It is illegal. Nobody can work on roads without getting permission from us.” But police sector manager Warrant Officer Lee Ramdiyal was more appreciative and applauded residents for making the roads

safer. “Pothole-free roads will go a long way towards preventing motorists from becoming victims of hijacking or robbery. “A motorist who hits a pothole and pulls off the road may become an easy target for hijackers,” said Ramdiyal.

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MATTHEW WOOD A MONTECASINO security guard has been arrested for allegedly raping a 32-yearold woman in the Level 7 parking lot of the popular gambling and entertainment mecca. The woman and her family had spent an evening gambling at the casino. At about 3am the woman went to her car while her friend and nephew went to look for her husband who was still gambling. According to the victim, a security guard approached her and tricked her into going with him to search for her husband. He guided her into the lift and subsequently the Level 7 parking lot. On realising something was amiss, the woman tried to escape. But he told her to keep quiet, threatened to kill her and forced her down a stairwell before he pulled off her pants and raped her. The perpetrator was distracted by noises from the level below and the woman kicked him and ran back into the elevator. However, he pulled the elevator doors open and told her he had her license plate number and would find her if she reported the incident. He allowed her to leave after she promised she wouldn’t. Douglasdale police spokesman Balan Muthan said, “We were called and, after inspecting the CCTV footage, arrested the perpetrator.” Montecasino spokesman Jacqui Mabuza said they were working with police on an internal investigation.


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SANDTON POLICE STATION (011-722-4200) HOUSE ROBBERY AND CAR THEFT Edenburg: On 14 May a couple were in their townhouse complex home when two armed men entered the house through the roof of the enclosed bathroom patio. The men woke the couple and tied their hands and feet. They ransacked the house taking a computer, TV, clothing, jewellery, cash and other household appliances. The men loaded the goods into the wife’s Audi A6 and drove away. SMASH AND GRABS Woodmead: In two incidents on 18 and 20 May at 8pm and 6.35pm, a woman was in a car at the intersection of Woodmead Drive and Eastern Service Road when an unknown man smashed the window and grabbed her handbag before running away. Woodmead: On 18 May, at approximately 7.30pm, a woman was in her car on the M1 offramp in Woodmead Drive when a man smashed her window and grabbed her handbag before running away. Sunninghill: In two incidents women drivers in a car at the corner of Witkoppen Road and Maxwell Drive suffered smash and grabs and their handbags were stolen. ARRESTS Drinking in public 13; shoplifting 13; malicious damage to property 2; drunk driving 2; possession of stolen property 1;

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World class is possible IMAGINE short-paying your municipal account and explaining that you are withholding a rates portion because the street lights are not working. The local authority will simply cut your electricity. But what a powerful and peaceful way of demonstration this would be; cut the hand that keeps the troughs full and government will react quickly to give paying citizens the world class service they deserve. This is according to Thomas Mares, responding to the editorial in which we asked whether it was advisable for communities to nag the municipality until their problems were addressed, or adopt a do-it-yourself approach. Mares said it was interesting to note that quality service delivery was being withheld from communities traditionally able to pay. He urged these communities to find a way and will to withhold rates if services were not world class. Nonetheless, the responses were a bag of mixed fortunes. Rosemary Fowkes in particular said she could not believe there were adults who didn’t see the need for laws and regulations, or the reason they must be obeyed by everyone. This explained a few things, she said. ‘For instance, why taxi drivers feel justified in ignoring traffic regulations despite being aware that this action imperils their passengers and other road users, and why some property owners feel no compunction to build without permission although they know this will impact on everyone.’ But the fact remains; with quality service delivery, and somewhere between these views and willingness from politicians, Johannesburg could become what Mayor Amos Masondo has dreamt of for years: a world class African City.

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Massive jol ABED AHMED COME June 11, Innisfree Park in Sandton will transform into a world class fan festival accommodating thousands of local and international spectators of the 19th Fifa World Cup™. Innisfree Park will be among 10 local and six international FanFest locations set up by Fifa to bring the World Cup to the masses. Fifa has capped the capacity of Innisfree Park at 20 000 spectators per match day with Fifa marshals and security strictly keeping to the quota. Spectators are requested to arrive early to assure entrance. According to the Fifa website, entrance to the FanFest will be free with two park and ride facilities, one at Rautenbach Square in Wynberg where spectators will walk down Rautenbach Street across the Grayston Drive Bridge into Innisfree Park or pay for a

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shuttle service. The other facility is on the corner of 8th Road and Old Pretoria Main Road in Marlboro where spectators can walk down Lees Street across the M1 highway onto Katherine Street via the pedestrian bridge or pay for a shuttle service. The park itself will have giant TV screens showing all the matches live, while a stage will provide entertainment before, between and after games. Fifa will ensure tight security, and food, beverage and football merchandise stalls will be available at a flea market. Official Fifa World Cup sponsors will also play their part in the FanFests with freebies and regular competitions. An official Fifa FanFest information pack can be obtained on Fifa’s website. Details:

HEATHER WALKER BUSINESS Against Crime South Africa (Bacsa) chief executive Dr Graham Wright believes although crime levels in South Africa remain unacceptably high, there are many signs of progress. On behalf of Bacsa he accepted a R1.7 million donation from Ronnie Napier, chairman of the South African Insurance Association (Saia), at the Wanderers Club in Illovo. “Needless loss of life and property due to crime and a dangerously non-compliant society remain pressing challenges. Ensuring citizens’ safety requires not just police efforts, but government working together with business and communities. Bacsa’s mission is to support and influence government to reduce crime,” said Wright. He highlighted several positive developments: ‰The number of trio crimes (business robbery, house robbery and hijacking) stabilised for the first time in five years ‰ 28 of the country’s 50 most wanted criminals were caught. ‰ President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet identified fighting crime as one of its key priorities. ‰ Critical vacant positions were filled National Police Commissioner, head of Hawks and head of Crime Intelligence.

‰The Minister of Police said Crime Intelligence would be rejuvenated through visible policing providing information from the ‘coalface’, with detective capability built into the strategy. ‰Forensic services decreased its backlog by 14 percent. ‰The Hawks (Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations) made 3 850 organised crime arrests and 573 convictions; 8 186 arrests and 4 960 convictions in terms of commercial crime. ‰The firearm amnesty brought in 32 000 guns. “These results are heartening, but we must ensure they are sustained, which is why Saia’s continued support is so important. Without it, the dynamic nature of crime means these gains risk being reversed,” Wright added.

Did you know? Bacsa’s anti-crime initiatives include reducing violent crime spearheaded by the Violent Organised Crime work group, improving the criminal justice system to act as a deterrent to crime, and closing down the market for theft of non-ferrous metals eg. aluminum and copper. Details:

Business Against Crime... Refilwe Moletsane (Saia deputy executive), Barry Scott (Saia chief executive), Ronnie Napier and Dr Graham Wright.




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Partners in grime STUART DICKINSON “MAYOR Amos Masondo once said, ‘When you work in local government, you are a public servant’. Lately we have forgotten our mandate, but that will change.” These words were boldly stated by regional manager for urban management Abigail Ndlovu during a clean-up held by Region A last week. On a chilly winter morning, officials from a range of municipal departments rolled up their sleeves to tackle grime in Kyalami. Spanning the R55 from Arthur to Shakespeare roads, City Parks cut back verges and trimmed long grass. Johannesburg Roads Agency workers swept dust and dirt off the streets while others cleared muck from clogged storm water drains. “We don’t want to show face before the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ and disappear,” said Ndlovu, adding

CHRONICLE REPORTER THE new soccer pitch at St Stithians college was unveiled, ready to welcome the Australian team for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ on 27 May. It will be the training ground for the team until 6 June and thereafter to any team playing in Johannesburg. The Fifa-licensed Indawo (The Place) commercial public viewing area was also launched at the event. It will be a public and corporate hospitality village which will host local musicians and show World Cup matches on big-screen TVs. The village can accommodate 15 000 spectators. Among the musicians will

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Sandton Chronicle Sunday Times The Star Sunday Times Magazine News ‰The full budget speech for the City of Johannesburg delivered by Executive Mayor Amos Masondo last Wednesday. ‰Time is running out for residents to apply for their free pet permits in accordance with the municipal by-law. Galleries ‰Mzansi football fans united in their hundreds to sign a giant Bafana Bafana jersey to show their support for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ at the Southern Sun Grayston hotel in Sandton. Crime briefs ‰ Weekly update of crimes committed in and around the Sandton area.

Dirt away... Officials from the municipality tackle grime on Shakespeare Road. that old excuses like ‘we don’t have the money for clean-ups’ must be thrown out the window.” Manager of stakeholder

management Pierre Nel explained that more clean-ups like these could be expected.

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Africa has seen before, with non-stop football and musical entertainment, extensive luxury marquees, top-class catering and secure children’s entertainment areas,” he said. Soccer fans eager to watch the games from the college facilities will have to book in advance. College rector Stephen Lowry said this would leave a legacy for pupils after the world spectacle. He said funds would be invested in the school and shared with other underprivileged schools in Gauteng. Details: www. or Grant Wilson 011-467-8400 or 082-466-4122.

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Apply for your pet permits AMANDA WATSON THERE is no ‘grandfather clause’ for pet owners exceeding the specified number of animals, and a permit is needed. According to City of Johannesburg spokesman Nkosinathi Nkabinde, the by-laws state no person may keep more

than two dogs over the age of six months at a dwelling unit and a maximum of four dogs is allowed at premises with more than one dwelling. Nonetheless, you must apply for permits soon. “Residents, have six weeks left to apply for free permits to keep these animals. The R485 fee becomes applicable on 1

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July,” said Nkabinde. The same restrictions also apply to cats. Application forms are available at Environmental Health Units in all seven regions of Johannesburg. Residents who apply for a permit are required to place a clearly visible sign on their premises to inform the public.

Neighbours can lodge objections in writing to the applicant. The applicant must give a sworn affidavit to city council whether objections were received or not. “By-laws are also very clear on prohibitions relating to the keeping of dogs. “No person may keep a dog that

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Pipes upgrade NATASHA BEZUIDENHOUT AFTER a major pipe burst in Sandhurst, Joburg Water (JW) workers were hard at work replacing it. JW technician Proteas Maxakana said a new plastic pipe was immediately installed at the corner of Empire Place and Stewart Place. “This area will now be cordoned off while we wait for it to dry. We will return tomorrow to fill the hole and replace the paving.” A passing resident commented that the pipe had burst three times in three

months and asked why JW had to wait for major bursts before rectifying the situation. JW spokesman Baldwin Matsimela said infrastructure across the city was being upgraded as part of the Infrastructure Renewal Programme. “Burst water pipes should therefore not be seen as a failure to provide services or maintenance as we remain committed to improving the level of service across the city. “Our pipe replacement programme is a perfect example of this commitment.”

New wheels…Wendy Robertson of the Sandton CPF hands over the keys of a new vehicle to Captain Kym Cloete and Colonel Gonaseelan Govender of Sandton police.

New wheels for sector manager ABED AHMED SANDTON Community Policing Forum (CPF) has worked hard over the past year to accumulate enough funds to buy a brand new vehicle for the sector manager at the police station. Two fundraising golf events coupled with donations brought in enough to buy a vehicle at a highly discounted price from General Motors. Fury Ford Rivonia, which served as agent for General Motors, slashed more off the

price as relationships were cemented with the police station. The new Chevrolet Spark was bought last October and underwent the necessary police branding and upgrades before being handed over to Colonel Gonaseelan Govender and Captain Kym Cloete. “We need more community and corporate involvement with the police station to benefit the police and us,” said Wendy Robertson, chairman of the CPF.

Chevrolet marketing manager Tim Hendon and Fury Ford Rivonia sales manager Jason Blignaut said they were proud to be associated with Sandton police. “We are residents of Sandton and will remain good corporate citizens as we share a good relationship with the station,” said Hendon. As a gesture of goodwill, Hendon and his team sponsored a free advanced driving course for Sandton police.

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Traffic jam still a hassle in Johannesburg HISTORY was made last weekend at the rugby showdown between the Bulls and New Zealand outfit the

Crusaders at South Africa’s soccer mecca, Orlando stadium in Soweto. To take this Super 14 semi-final

to the township was a good idea but the timing was bad, and a major traffic hiccup on the day proved a

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challenge for traffic officers. How do you schedule a game of that magnitude a few kilometres from a soccer cup final billed as the real test for the newly refurbished Soccer City stadium? Many who attended spent six hours on the road in gridlocked traffic, and if this was the readiness test it’s time to return to the drawing board, and fast. But Punchline will give traffic authorities and soccer administrators the benefit of the doubt as there was no park and ride.

Cause for concern are the statements before soccer matches that tickets are sold out. Last week we were informed that all tickets for the match at the calabash last Saturday had been snapped up, as was the case when Bafana Bafana played Thailand at the Bombela stadium in Nelspruit. But a number of seats were empty at both matches, and to mislead the public and be left with half empty stands only means a stadium’s capacity has not been tested, finish and klaar.

Economy doing well NIE CELE JOHANNESBURG’S number one citizen is confident city council will achieve its economic growth rate target of nine percent by 2014, despite the recent recession. At a 2010/11 pre-Budget Speech press briefing at city council’s Braamfontein headquarters, Executive Mayor Amos Masondo said projections showed the national economy was expected to grow by 2.4 percent in 2010 and 3.3 percent in 2011. “Johannesburg is expected to grow by 2.7 percent and 3.7 percent respectively over the same periods.’’ He said the current economic forecast indicated the average annual growth for city council for the period 2009/11 was 3.3 percent, in line with its low road scenario. “But economic measures in place at national level, as well as interventions at Joburg Metro level, will provide the foundation for city council to grow at nine percent by 2014,” said Masondo. “We believe the City of Joburg’s interventions to date in response to the nine percent target should enable it to operate on a high road scenario of 6.8 percent. This is closer to achieving nine percent by 2014.’’ His sentiments were echoed by Johannesburg Stock Exchange chief executive officer Russell Loubser who said there was nothing to stop city council from achieving that goal. But he was quick to warn that if strikes continued the goal would be a mission impossible.

Tariff hikes soon NIE CELE BRACE yourself, tariff hikes are around the corner and will hit hard. From 1 July you will have to dig deeper into your pockets to pay tariffs for the 2010/11 financial year, according to city council. But good news is that poor households listed on the municipal Indigents’ Register will receive various rebates in terms of the Expanded Social Package Policy. The announcement was made by the Executive Mayor, Amos Masondo at city council headquarters in Braamfontein. According to Masondo, the proposed tariff hike increases were as follows. Water and sanitation would increase between 5.8 percent and 14.1 percent; electricity would increase between 15 percent and 33.5 percent. These percentages depended on consumption. The increase for property rates and refuse removal would be 12 percent across the board and other minor service charges would increase by 6.3 percent. “Increases above inflation are applied to some services mainly because of significant cost escalation and external factors such as increases from Eskom and Rand Water,’’ he said.

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Gauteng roads need Traffic fines loom private funding DONALD LOBELO GAUTENG road users can expect a major maintenance backlog. This follows Roads and Transport MEC, Bheki Nkosi’s budget speech at the Gauteng legislature. The R6.1 billion budget is R2 billion less than last year’s budget. In his speech Nkosi said the department secured donor funding from the private sector to the value of R5,5 billion to address the rehabilitation of the province’s road infrastructure. “The department is in discussion with the Gauteng Funding Agency to establish a fund management team to manage resources to ensure road construction and maintenance to address the backlog,â€? Nkosi said. The department has set aside R400 million for road maintenance. Nkosi said, “The Gautrain will be completed in this financial year and will be ready for handover in March 2011 with one of its routes ready for operation in June.â€? Nkosi highlighted some of the projects his department would embark on. These included the taxi recapitalisation programme, implementation of mobile and learner driver testing programmes for scholars, and delivering the transport plan for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.

Way to go... MEC for Roads and Transport Bheki Nkosi. However, spokesman for the Democratic Alliance, Neil Campbell said projects from last year’s financial year were carried over to this year. He refuted that private funding had been received. “With last year’s projects incomplete, the province will need at least R20 billion to address the backlog. We are therefore unable to support this year’s budget,� Campbell said.

NIE CELE FOREIGNERS who receive traffic fines in Johannesburg will soon find themselves paying on the spot or languishing in jail, if city council’s plan comes together. Elgina Ndhlovu, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Public Safety said city council planned to implement the campaign against foreign drivers before the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. “It has become impossible to collect fines from people with no fixed address,â€? said Ndhlovu. “Metro police lost R122 million because of the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (Aarto) that came into effect this year because the act allows motorists to contest fines in court and gives them discounts when they pay their fines within 30 days. We are planning to launch the spot fines soon People need to start paying their traffic fines and change their behaviour on the road.’’ Ndhlovu also announced that Metro police collected at least R20 million per month for traffic fines. She was quick to warn other defaulting drivers to pay their fines. “Some drivers owe as much as R10 000 each in fines yet they drive freely on our

Be safe... Elgina Ndhlovu, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Public Safety. roads.’’ Meanwhile Edna Mamonyane, Metro police spokesman has since told this newspaper that under normal circumstances if any foreign nationals were caught driving

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Bucks... Speaker in city council Nkele Ntingane and Mayor Amos Masondo at city council offices.

Jozi gets bucks NIE CELE AT last Johannesburg’s electricity infrastructure will be upgraded thanks to city council’s R3.1 billion capital budget recently tabled by Mayor Amos Masondo. The 2010/11 financial year budget will see 30 percent (R1.1 billion) used for electricity infrastructure in various areas. According to Masondo, public lighting, electrification, upgrading of the electrical network and demand-side management projects were top priorities. Tabling his budget speech, Masondo announced that water and road infrastructures, and housing would receive the bulk of budget. He said, “City council is experiencing an increasing demand for services but has limited financial resources, and the easy option would have been to use the financial challenges as an excuse to stop investing in infrastructure. “However the City of Johannesburg made a choice to continue investing in infrastructure, ensuring that service delivery is maintained while city council remains financially sustainable.”

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Other recipients from the capital budget are: ‰ Development Planning was allocated R306 million of which R122 million will go towards inner city projects, Cosmo City, the Alexandra Renewal Project and the Bara

Central Precinct. ‰ Road infrastructure received R229 million with the bulk going towards the upgrading of gravel roads in Diepsloot, Doornkop, Ivory Park, and Orange Farm as well as road resurfacing, new traffic signals and community-based projects. ‰Housing was allocated almost R222 million for projects such as upgrading hostels, emergency accommodation in the inner city, the formalisation of informal settlements and bulk service delivery in these areas. ‰Job creation initiatives received R179 million. ‰R120 million will go to Community Development, of which some will be channelled towards the Soweto Theatre, sport and recreation facilities and community-based projects. ‰Transport Safety projects such as creation of traffic circles and speed humps were allocated R15.6 million. ‰City council will spend R15.1 million upgrading clinics. ‰Pikitup received R51 million for the development of new garden sites and other related services. ‰City council will spend R32 million on upgrading existing parks and cemeteries. ‰Hostel redevelopment and conversion received R52.8 million. ‰ R30 million was allocated to the radio communication system of Emergency Management Services and Metro police.

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Call for change in policies NIE CELE THERE is an urgent need for tender policies in government departments and entities to change. This is according to the Democratic Alliance. Mike Moriarty, DA Finance shadow MEC, said most people agreed the approach had not resulted in broad-based black economic empowerment. “Instead, a small connected group, known as ‘tenderpreneurs’ have become extremely wealthy. Surely, the conclusion is, ‘this system doesn’t work’.’’ Moriarty further argued that this was the only way to benefit the wider business community in terms of growth opportunities, jobs and wealth distribution. According to him tenders were awarded without transparency. “Surely this is the reason corruption abounds? Since the advent of democracy, various processes have been put in place to transform our economy in order to achieve a just demographic share of business activity.

“Gauteng government needs to follow the example set by the DA-run province Western Cape.” He pointed out there was greater achievement of broad-based black empowerment in the Western Cape because the DA had opened the process of awarding contracts. “We call upon the executive to streamline the process and to make its transparency mandatory.’’ His sentiments were echoed by the Freedom Front (FF) leader, Jaco Mulder who criticised tender policies. “There is a great need for these policies to be reviewed. “People who hold high positions in government are the only ones benefiting. We need transparency and accountability in tender policies.” But Thabo Masebe, Gauteng government spokesman differed, saying the tender processes were open and governed by, among other things, the Public Finance Management Act and tender regulations.

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Taps to tighten NIE CELE JOHANNESBURG city council has issued an ultimatum to use water sparingly and responsibly or else face water interruptions. Parks Tau, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Finance and the man behind the city council’s bills told journalists in Braamfontein that this country was water-scarce and needed to conserve water as a matter of urgency. “There is a critical need to conserve water, like electricity, or else we might find ourselves in a situation similar to the days of load shedding.” “Residents must report burst and leaking pipes because they end up paying for water that is wasted.’’ Tau also warned residents who paid their accounts late that they were classified in the database as

‘habitual defaulters’. “Defaulters will have their services cut.” “If you’re then genuinely unable to pay your bills as a result of retrenchment for example, the city council will not be sympathetic.’’ Pressed about the collection of rates in the city, Tau said, “The average collection rate is standing at 94 percent.’’ He also warned that the city council would take legal action against residents defaulting on account payments. Meanwhile DA councillor Victor Penning told this newspaper that the municipality was still owed R9 billion in outstanding revenue collection by defaulting residents. Pressed about Tau’s comment he said, “This is a political ploy to make things look good.”

Speech... Parks Tau, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Finance. “As things stand the collection rate is between 65 percent and 75 percent.

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JOB WELL DONE: Morningside resident Rose Johnson is happy the Bridgeway Bridge is rid of the debris that was stuck to the railings after heavy rains. She is grateful to members of the Sandspruit River Project who sacrificed their Saturday morning to clear it.

Don’t be scammed Anonymous writes: In mid-January I received a flyer handed out in and around the Sandton area offering to renew British passports. It offered to collect and fulfil all the necessary steps for the application. I contacted them and they brought the documents which I completed, gave them the photographs and foolishly gave a cash cheque as they promised to go to Pretoria the following day. I made the cheque out in their name because they said they didn’t have time to get it cleared. Days later, I kept on phoning and they kept on assuring me that it was in hand or being printed. I phoned London on the advice of the consul in Pretoria, neither whom had any confirmation of my details at all, and said

no application had been renewed. I phoned and asked the people from the flyer for a copy of the receipt and was smsed a ridiculous number. Further calls and smses produced absolutely nothing. My last call was ended with a polite ‘Have a nice day’ before putting the phone down in my ear. Calls from myself and friends and messages to return my money or passport were naturally not answered. Subsequently I have had to sign an affidavit at the police station and personally went to fill in a new application in Pretoria. They have taken the invoice I received from the fraudsters and the cashed cheque. I hope that by exposing this, others will not fall for this scam and only deal with accredited companies. I was conned and truly gullable. Let my experience be a warning to others.

Insanity reigns in City of Gold Maurice Blumsohn of Illovo writes: South Africans are asked to save electricity for the 2010 Fifa World Cup ™. How about the Joburg municipality behaving accordingly by switching off street lights in the daytime. In Corlett Drive, Scott Street and many others the lights are left to

burn all day every day. At the same time there are many street lights that badly need to be on at night and are not. Who cares? It was recently said that we are a world class city. Can anybody believe that? Insanity reigns!

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No commune Colin Morris writes: I refer to the article Commune clash week ending 21 May. The event was about the 761 letters from concerned Parkmore residents objecting to rezoning and illegal land use. It was about the constant disregard for families living next to these converted properties, and the 60-odd student groups walking through the suburb and abusing residents who requested respectful public behaviour. Would you like that to happen where you live? Why should an alleged Braamfontein slumlord be allowed to intrude into a family residential suburb without being accountable to the City of Johannesburg’s Town Planning ordinances? Why should buildings be altered

illegally and no regard given to the building control inspectors serving a notice condemning the illegal renovations? Why should city council’s health regulations be abused? Why should city council not be held accountable for the Commune Policy, which did not seek full public participation in Sandton? In fact, the Commune Policy does propose a structured observance of the rights of communities, including monitoring and compliance. There may well be a need for student accommodation in Sandton, however these citizens of Sandton will not be walked over and abused by illegal activities and unlawful land use by property owners. Parkmore will protect its community rights.

AWARDED: Bryanston 7 Village Security Association domestic workers crime watch unit was awarded a braai, South African flags and a gift from the committee for outstanding work to assist the community against crime. The workers hold monthly meetings to find new ways to tackle crime.

Where is the hype? Councillor Marcelle Ravid writes: If Joburg wanted to turn residents into ‘tourists’ of the top host city in the country they have failed. Joburg Tourism (JT) is silent on what to do and where to go whilst we’re waiting for the next game, and I know there’s lots to do. There is an elusive ‘communications campaign’, but not even councillors of the City of Joburg have seen this. There is very little done by the Joburg to market itself as a host city. About three years ago there was a move from JT to get grass roots tourism associations going in time for June 2010. Some very committed individuals invested a great deal of time and effort into this. With much fanfare and community spirit some associations were born only to find that there was no support from JT and these people had no choice but to close down. At this crucial time, where is Joburg tourism? Did the questionable R90 million spent on the Miss World contest eat up the whole budget? Where are the programmes and the vision for Joburg residents?

Resounding no to sex ads Clara writes: A while ago it was asked how we felt about adult sex adverts. I strongly object. If people really need to look for this they should find their own way. A newspaper like the Sandton Chronicle should not supply this kind of info. For decades you have printed a newspaper of standing, keep it like that. Besides, I have seen that the late Dr Frederik van Zyl Slabbert chaired the Caxton Group, so let’s not soil his name and standing either.

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Hero among us ABED AHMED NOMONDE Mapetla is a figure that needs little introduction after she made history by turning Eskom into one of the first black economic empowerment procurement entities. Born in what was the Transkei, Mapetla grew up in a home where education was not a choice but a way of life. She is now chief executive officer of the Estate Agencies Affairs Board in Hyde Park. After completing her matric in Swaziland, she studied for degrees in economics and accounting at the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, married her college sweetheart Shadrack Mapetla and moved to the United States to study further. She qualified with a diploma in development economics from the University of Colorado and joined her husband at the Ball State University in Indiana where she completed her Masters in economics. Returning to South Africa she held a number of positions before joining Eskom, which included chief economic planner for the Lesotho government, head of the Red Cross for the Southern African

Development Community and head of the South African Conservation Education Trust. Mapetla approached John Marais, the head of Eskom at the time, to propose a black economic empowerment procurement plan for emerging markets. “My homework and paperwork were in order, and I joined him for a chat over tea,” said Mapetla.

Once this plan was in order, Mapetla went on to serve as head of the office of public enterprises which she reformed into a ministerial department. “All I can say is live a life of honesty and gratitude, give time and expertise to your job and include humour in all you do as there is a funny side to everything.”

Run Johnny run...Chief executive officer of Bigshoes Foundation Luke Lamprecht supports Discovery Health chief executive officer Jonathan Broomberg as he pushes himself to the limit on the treadmill.

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Well known…Nomonde Mapetla was responsible for the first black economic empowerment structures at Eskom during the early 90s.

ABED AHMED DISCOVERY Health management and staff took to the treadmills to run 91km for the Bigshoes Foundation which helps towards medical treatment for orphaned and abandoned children. Runners paid R20 to enter and were grouped in teams of eight to 10. Treadmills were sponsored by Virgin Active while all proceeds made during the event were donated to the Bigshoes Foundation. Discovery Health public relations officer Duke Malan said 91km represented the distance

from Loftus stadium to Ellis Park stadium to Soccer City and back to Loftus. Chief executive officer of Discovery Health Jonathan Broomberg hit the treadmill alongside the chief executive officer of Bigshoes Luke Lamprecht to the delight of the staff. “We are ecstatic with our partnership with Discovery. This event is also being held at Discovery offices in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town,” said Lamprecht.


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Insurance a key BUSINESS REPORTER WITH hundreds of thousands of visitors expected in South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, entrepreneurial citizens with an eye for a business opportunity are considering the implications of this influx. These visitors will need accommodation and transport, and you may have the perfect home and car for them to use. But before undertaking such venture make sure to check your insurance policy. This is the advice of Angelo

Haggiyannes, director of Auto and General Insurance. “A serious risk faced by homeowners is injury to your guest on your property. Make sure to check your policy book and schedule to ensure you are adequately protected,� said Haggiyannes. He pointed out that if tenants stole something from your home, you would not be covered. But if there were noticeable signs of forced entry you would be covered for theft. “The safest option is for guests to have their own insurance cover

in place for personal or portable possessions,� said Haggiyannes. If you plan to lend your car to a foreign guest you will be covered if the driver has a valid licence in the country in which it was issued, or an international driving permit. “Being aware of the insurance risks when offering such services will ensure fans a hassle-free 2010 Fifa World Cup. Make the most of this once-in-alifetime opportunity to give visitors great memories to take home,� said Haggiyannes.

Software lab joins Formula 1 BUSINESS REPORTER KASPERSKY Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announced it had reached an agreement for a technical partnership with Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. “It is a great honour for us to commence a partnership with the team, world famous for its race

history and huge success,� Eugene Kaspersky chief executive officer and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab commented. “Ferrari and Kaspersky Lab share a constant research for excellence, technological innovation, and love for competition in our businesses.� Although the agreement with Scuderia was extended to the 2010

and 2011 seasons, the ties between the two companies go further. Kaspersky Lab became a main sponsor of AF Corse, the team from Piacenza, Italy. AF Corse takes part in GT2 races with Ferrari F430 cars. Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe.

New ways to fight against drug addiction STUART DICKINSON An exciting new partnership has been formed to combat the confines of drug addiction. Quintin van Kerken of the Anti Drug Alliance (ADA) has partnered with InDpend, a subdivision of Traumatology Services International (TSI), to form a group called My Choice is Clear. They plan to roll out various campaigns across Johannesburg, and have set up a new facility in Northcliff where they

will implement fresh ways to fight drug dependency. My Choice is Clear believes that addiction is a condition, not a weakness. “That stigma prevents people from seeking help. By admitting they are an addict, they assume other people will see them in this way,� said InDpend’s Dr Derryth Royffe. The launch of My Choice is Clear will coincide with National Drug Awareness Day on 26 June, and will take place at the first

of many testing stations they plan to set up across the suburbs of Joburg. According to Van Kerken, these stations will also provide necessary support going forward, should a positive result appear. My Choice is Clear will hold two free question and answer evenings on 25 May and 8 June for anyone wanting to know more about drug addiction, or the organisation and its programme.

Scientist...Professor Diane Hildebrandt, who is part of an allfemale trio from Wits University to have been honoured.

Wits scientists win awards BUSINESS REPORTER THREE Wits University scientists have been honoured at the 2010 National Science and Technology Forum Awards. Professor of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Maureen Coetzee, won in the Research and Output category, while Professor Diane Hildebrandt, walked away with the ‘Innovation developed through a non-profit, nongovernmental organisation’ award. Christine Rey, Professor of Microbiology, was awarded for her contribution to developing research capacity. The event honours South

Africa’s leading scientists, engineers, technologists and innovators. “We are proud of our talented scientists who, as outstanding researchers, participate in internationally recognised work at the very highest levels,� said Professor Belinda Bozzoli, deputy vice-chancellor of Research at Wits University. She added that recognition of Wits’ academics spoke clearly of the university’s long-standing reputation in academic and research excellence, something she believed should be measured by international standards.





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Hunt for the crown CHRONICLE REPORTER SANDTON resident Tanya van Aswegan has been chosen as a 2010 Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalist. After hundreds of entries from across the country poured in, Van Aswegan made it to the top 28. The 19-year-old is a forensics student at Tuks university. The group of girls aged between 18 and 26 years had a hectic

schedule from glam shoots and planting trees to visiting schools and working on an amphibian project to create a much needed awareness of the plight of frogs. The girls will also take part in an environmental and conservation workshop hosted in September by the National Energy Efficiency Agency, Eskom, and the Miss Earth Foundation. The finalists will also focus on

eWaste projects with Acer. The Miss Earth South Africa gala will take place at Emperors Palace on 11 September. This year’s winner will compete internationally with delegates from more than 120 countries. Finalists will be involved in greening initiatives, food gardens and tree planting programmes across South Africa.

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CHRONICLE REPORTER AS World Cup fever mounts and with about 20 days left before the opening of the 2010 Fifa World Cupâ&#x201E;˘, many doubts have surfaced about the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readiness with regard to provision of efficient public transport and infrastructure to ensure the tournament runs smoothly have dissipated. However, with an estimated 350 000 visitors expected to visit South Africa during the hosting of the tournament, little has been asked about the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readiness with regard to food security. With Johannesburg chosen as the host city for the opening and closing matches for the World Cup, it is anticipated that Joburg Market will serve as the main hub for the hospitality industry for supplies of fresh produce during the soccer tournament. Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the Joburg Market chief executive officer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are excited about the opportunity and have made it our responsibility to ensure fresh produce to meet the nutritional needs of the thousands of football supporters who will descend on our city.â&#x20AC;? The Joburg Market plans to take advantage of the World Cup by exposing visitors to local produce and in particular to Joburg Market through educational tours. The market has also launched the Open to All campaign aimed at informing members of the public that they can also buy from the market. The campaign seeks to dispel the misconception that Joburg Market is only open to traders. Tours for foreign guests will be advertised, while locals are urged to feel free to buy direct.

Bipolar Awareness CHRONICLE REPORTER BIPOLAR Awareness Day on 26 May will create awareness for the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth leading cause of disability. Over four million South Africans are believed to suffer bipolar disorder. It causes severe mood swings from manic highs to deep depression that require treatment and support, something many South Africans lack. Bipolar is largely stigmatised, with society often labelling sufferers crazy, unstable and dangerous. Men and women are equally affected but more men tend to experience manic episodes while more women experience depressive episodes. Did you know? Â&#x2030; It typically begins in adolescence or early adulthood and continues throughout life. Â&#x2030; It is not always recognised as an illness, and people may suffer needlessly for decades before going for help. Â&#x2030; Bipolar disorder is treatable, and is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness; very effective treatments are available.


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Child safety priority LUCIA WALKER PARENTS must keep their children much closer to them during the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ as child abduction for human trafficking is a reality. Gallo Manor mother of two and child safety advisor for Arrive Alive, Missing Children SA and the Returns to Roots Foundation, Ally Cohen echoed this sentiment and gave the Chronicle some tips for parents during the international event. Her eldest son Gaby (8) has holoprosencephaly, a brain defect, and after he went missing momentarily four years ago Cohen researched how to keep him safe. Cohen said she discovered essential safety tools that were readily available, such as tracking devices and locators with alarms should a child venture outside the set perimeter. “The child harness is very popular too. Some people think it is cruel but children find it fun,” she said. “I am passionate about child safety. I have spent my time researching and studying child safety as well as childhood development, so that I could educate the public and help create awareness of child safety and the risks for children of all ages on a daily basis,” said Cohen. While excitement for the World Cup grows, Cohen said that, should parents to take their children with them to games, they must be at

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Playing with the giants DONALD LOBELO THE arts sector has shown its appreciation of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ by staging a street performance consisting of 32 giant puppets. Each puppet measures up to four metres high and the show is a South African allegory of Romeo and Juliet that tells a story of two young lovers kept apart by the feud between their families. Eventually the two families reconcile and the couple happily wed. Called Giant Match, the show involves 100 South African actors, puppeteers, visual artists

and craftsmen from various communities in Gauteng. One of the participating artists, Sifiso Zimba said he was delighted to be involved in such a project because it brought diverse artists together. “We have been marginalised but, with the launch of Giant Match, we feel that we are included in the upcoming soccer spectacle. As artists we have used puppetry to tell a story,” said Zimba. The show at Wits School of Arts runs from June 5 to 11 July. Details: za

Loving... Child safety advisor Ally Cohen with her two sons Jadey and Gaby. their side at all times. “They should wear a wristband with a telephone number and be taught to point to it when they get lost. “Young children should be told to scream when they are separated from their parents in a big crowd,”

said Cohen. She also advised that parents should have an open relationship with their teenage children, so that they knew exactly where they were when they went out.

Puppet masters….. Arnold Mahlatsi and Sicelo Mthembu build their puppets.

May is foot month CHRONICLE REPORTER THE month of May is World Foot Health Awareness Month and marks a time for all South Africans to stop and take a look at their feet. Dr Sayed Aboobaker, a podiatrist at the Sandton Medi-Clinic, encourages all South Africans to join the International Federation of Podiatrists (Fip) and the South African Podiatry Association (Sapa) to celebrate this important event. “The importance of good foot health and the role played by the podiatrist cannot be overstated, since studies show that 75 percent of South Africans will experience foot problems at some time in their lives. “Podiatrists treat common ailments such as athletes’ foot, plantar warts and bone deformities, musculoskeletal injuries, diabetic ulcers and other wounds. We can recognise the initial symptoms of serious diseases such as arthritis, diabetes and circulatory disorders, which often appear first in the feet,” said Dr. Aboobaker. He highlighted that foot pain was not normal, and could disrupt the quality of your life. To locate your nearest podiatrist call the South African Podiatry Association on 0861-100-249. Details: 011-709-2149

Great outdoors for kids MORNINGSIDE Country Club and ZupaZtarZ have launched a morning clinic from 9am to 12pm for children aged five to 12 years. The programme offers children not normally exposed to outdoor activities an opportunity to enjoy such activity. The key principles of ZupaZtarz give children the chance to play games and have fun in a constructive and educational manner. Details: Russel Domyan 084-312-0825 or

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Distressed animals take the floor CHRONICLE REPORTER THE Society for Animals in Distress received a substantial amount of salvaged floor tiles from Sandton City shopping centre as part of the centre’s refurbishment charity project. The donation will help Animals in Distress (Aid) expand its current premises and further its education and caring programme. From its humble beginnings in 1958, Aid works in Tembisa, Winnie Mandela Park, Ebony Park, Ivory Park, Mooiplaas, Diepsloot, Olievenhoutbosch, Zevenfontein and Cosmo City to create a safe and healthy

environment for animals while educating communities. “This education on the importance of correct animal care is crucial in alleviating animal abuse, and Sandton City is delighted to contribute to the growth of this association,” said Sharon Swain, Sandton City centre manager. Annually the society educates over 14 000 Grade 2 pupils in 63 schools. Throughout the project emphasis will be on recovering, reusing and recycling, as well as supporting and involving the local community.

Staged... Hayley van der Merwe, unit manager at Sandton MediClinic, describes priority two to Randburg Hoërskool pupils as they act like injured patients. to build relationships between emergency role players, and also proved that Sandton Medi-Clinic

was more than ready for the World Cup,” said Furlong.

Thank you... Assistants from the Society for Animals in Distress, Foni Moyo and Ishumael Ncube take delivery of tiles from Sandton City.

After dropping my daughter at Brescia House at the Church gate opposite Epsom Downs, I was fotunate enough to take the time to stop at Vanilla Cafe (Just opened) It was just fresh and different. I have been back twice since and the food is great. Staff are new and still learning, but the owner Brett makes up for that. You have to try it.

CHRONICLE REPORTER THE Sandton Medi-Clinic with the help of Randburg Hoërskool and emergency response units tested the readiness of its mass admission skills for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ with a massive mock drill. The pupils enjoyed playing injured patient for Johannesburg emergency response units. “A call was made to various call centres, reporting that a bus had smashed through the high school’s fence and had taken down the grandstand,” said Sandton Mediclinic client services manager Liezl Furlong. “Other than providing key players, this exercise was kept under wraps to ensure all parties’ response could be tested and assessed.” Not long after the calls were made, the high school rugby field became a hive of activity, with 38 paramedics in eight ambulances, two response cars and one 23-seater bus assessing and triaging their patients. A Randburg fire truck, ER24, Netcare911, EmerGmed and EMS were on scene. The ER24 helicopter transported the most injured priority one patient to Sandton Medi-Clinic. “At Sandton Medi-Clinic pupils were again triaged on arrival and sent to a specific area, depending on their colour grading. The three-hour drill was a wonderful opportunity

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Bafana jersey hits the road Mzansi football fans united in their hundreds at the Southern Sun Grayston hotel in Sandton to sign a giant Bafana Bafana jersey and show their support for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. Members of Bafana Bafana joined in the fun and excitement of the day and signed the jersey. “It is always wonderful to see so many people rooting for us.

We appreciate it,” said striker Benni McCarthy. The Unite Mzansi Unite campaign was launched by adidas to encourage all South Africans to stand proud behind their national team. The massive 60m by 48m version of the jersey the host nation’s team will wear for the World Cup weighs 240kg and has travelled by truck around

the country. Diski dancers entertained fans while they queued up to climb on the truck and leave their mark on the garment. Bafana supporter Kgadi Zondo said, “I have been waiting for ages to sign the jersey and am so excited it is here. Good luck Bafana Bafana.” Fan Keabetswe Hlahla said, “The World Cup is on African

soil for the first time and this is where the trophy will stay.” Zaskia van Zyl of Southern Sun said the hotel was very excited to accommodate the national team. Some messages on the jersey read, ‘Good luck boys, we know you will do it whether they like it or not’, and, ‘Hi Bafana, let’s go roll the ball for Africa’.

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Bursary awarded CHRONICLE REPORTER BALLERINAS and teachers packed the Promusica Roodepoort Theatre to witness the 20th Val Whyte Bursary award. Sponsored by Sandhurst resident Val Whyte, who started the bursary years ago because of her love for ballet, this bursary is given to a young dancer whom adjudicators feel best displays the qualities needed to become a ballet dancer. The winner receives a cash award for five years to assist with tuition throughout high school. Each finalist receives one year’s tuition with the South African Ballet Theatre (SABT) academy, also sponsored by Whyte.

Carole McLuskie, a member of the Val Whyte Bursary committee, said finalists for the bursary were selected from candidates in open audition by adjudication panels of representatives of ballet teachers and professional dancers in southern Africa. “The bursary winner was chosen after a few months of classes at the academy,” said McLuskie. The evening’s varied programme began with a solo performance, and one from a class of bursary finalists taken by Lauryn Summerley of the SABT, herself a previous bursary winner. Pupils of Marie Sadie performed a lively and colourful

Hungarian Csardas, followed by extracts from Veronica Paeper’s Carmen performed by members of the SABT. The programme continued with Christmas Delight presented by Joanne Bobrow and Tracey McNiven. “It was hard to tell who enjoyed this more, the young dancers or the audience,” said McLuskie. Members of the SABT academy, which included past winners and finalists of the Val Whyte Bursary as well as this year’s finalists, performed Cipollino, staged by Slou Akimguereeva. Kayla Geldenhuys from Pretoria won this year’s bursary.

Dancers... Juliet Mackay, Isabel Friedman and Tamar Moross perform in Beatrice Potter.

Ballerinas to aid fellow ballerinas CHRONICLE REPORTER LITTLE ballerinas are planning to give their older counterparts a leg up. The Gauteng Dance Academy in Forest Town will be holding a showcase in support of The South African Ballet Theatre (SABT) on 5 and 6 June at the Pro Musica Theatre in Roodepoort. The programme,

choreographed by GDA teachers Bernice Lloyd and Di Archbell, includes the ballet Verdi Variations, followed by a neo-classical work Back to Bach and Beatrice Potter for the younger audiences. A percentage of ticket sales will go to the SABT. Details: 082-851-3227. Acting... The cast for Christmas Delight, choreographed by Joanne Bobrow and Tracey McNiven.

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Milk and honey STUART DICKINSON HE’S a devilish little guy who can’t decide whether to bite or cuddle, but one thing’s for sure – HB, or Badgy has found his way into the hearts of staff at the FreeMe rehabilitation centre. The baby honey badger, now eight weeks old, was left on the side of a road in Ventersdorp after his mom was killed by a car. Luckily a driver picked him up and brought him straight to FreeMe’s base in Paulshof. HB latched onto the centre’s senior animal manager Nicci Wright, who has gladly become surrogate mom. During a short walk through the FreeMe grounds he stay glued to Wright’s heels. She explained that honey badgers were very myopic and could only see things clearly a short distance away. While being photographed, HB drifted from his playful mood and became agitated. “The first three months of their lives are spent in a burrow. If anything strange happens, for instance the light at the entrance is blocked, they have an excellent defence mechanism to ward off intruders,“They make a rattling sound almost like nails in a blender; they puff up, move in a strange way and release an awful smell.” Not wanting to test this explanation, this reporter backed away. Wright has played the role of a dedicated mom, taking HB home every night, going on regular walks with him, and fulfilling every whim of his hungry tummy. Sadly she will have to break her bond with the cheeky rascal in coming months, as he is moving to a private game farm in the Kalahari for the final stages of

For a good cause... Getti Mercorio and John Martin

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Naughty... HB the honey badger spends some time playing with surrogate mom Nicci Wright, senior animal manager at FreeMe rehabilitation centre. rehabilitation. “The idea is to introduce them into their natural environment as

soon as possible so they can start forming territory.”

KEBA MOTHOAGAE THERE is hope for children who have suffered emotional scarring. The Wanderers Club was the venue as the Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust received a R120 000 cheque donation from the Rotary Club of Rosebank. The trust is a mental health training institute, based in Alexandra Township, that focuses training on psychotherapists, social workers nurses and preschool teachers who help children under the age of seven recover from traumatic experiences Getti Mercorio, chief executive officer of the trust, was on hand to accept the donation and demonstrate the kind of work

done by the organisation. John Martin, president of Rotary Rosebank, said that it, along with The Rotary Club of Seattle, had raised the money after a plea from the Ububele Trust for assistance. “We did so as part of a worldwide Rotarian pledge to assist nongovernmental organisations that are struggling financially to carry out their work.” Mercorio thanked the Rotary Club. “We are grateful for the donation, and the emotional boost we received from the support of Rotary in the USA and here in Joburg.” Details: Ububele Trust 011786-5085.


Perform the arts THE Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) will award two scholarships to pupils in their final year of secondary education who wish to study performing arts at an accredited tertiary institution. Individuals under the age of 25 who are not considered professional and not currently registered for a degree are also eligible. Registration closes on 14 June 2010 and Joburg auditions will be held on 23 and 24 July. Details: 011712-8403.


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Heroes of injury rehab centre NATASHA BEZUIDENHOUT REHAB Matters, a centre for patients with neurological injuries, showed its support for patients at a high tea at the Michelangelo hotel. The theme for the day was heroes - noble heroes, unsung heroes and superheroes, with emotions running high as unsung heroes who passed away were remembered. The brainchild of physiotherapist sisters Amy Harrison and Mandy McCulloch, the rehabilitation centre

is an outpatient therapy centre providing broad rehabilitative services under one roof. “We had this vision of getting everyone together under one roof and stumbled upon a property six years ago. The property was abandoned by Boston Media House in Rivonia and needed much work,” said Harrison. Rehab Matters offers rehabilitation for neurological, orthopaedic, psychological

and general pathologies, and provides access to new therapeutic equipment and machines. Details: 011-803-6649 or or

Physiotherapists… Holly Caverni, Philip Avraam and Kate Lamprey

Sisters… Amy Harrison and Mandy McCulloch

Family… Zack Letshuti and Oupa Magongwa

Mother and daughter… Mapule and Lebang Kgosana

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Highest honour for Crowther CHRONICLE REPORTER MAJOR Ian Crowther, Prior of the Order of St John’s Priory in South Africa, has been promoted to Bailiff Grand Cross. Queen Elizabeth II, Sovereign Head of the Order, approved Crowther’s promotion, which is the highest grade of honour in the Order. The only other living person in Africa with this title is Nelson Mandela. In January Crowther was installed as Prior, having been chancellor for six years. Representatives of St John in Wales attended the ceremony at St George’s church in Parktown. Crowther comes from a military background. Among his awards are the John Chard Decoration for completing 20 years of qualifying service and Member of the Order of the British Empire for his work among veteran soldiers in Southern Africa. He has been with St John for the last 17 years after retiring from the

construction and engineering industry and is passionate about the 2 500 volunteers who work for St John in South Africa. One of his trademarks is his insistence that volunteers, particularly youth members of the St John Ambulance Brigade, have fun while carrying out their quasi-medical duties. The Order of St John, a British Order of Chivalry, is an international non-profit organisation that provides first aid and health care through St John Ambulance. It trains people in life-saving skills, administers homebased care to thousands of sick people across the country and helps to prevent blindness through eye testing at 15 clinics. The order has its offices at the historic Glenshiel in Westcliff. Details: or

Rank... Keith Dunn (chief executive of St John, Wales), Lieutenant Colonel Dan Clayton Jones (chancellor of St John, Wales), Elizabeth Mellows, Major Ian Crowther (Prior for South Africa) and Professor Anthony Mellows (Lord Prior of St John) at St George’s church, Parktown.

Warming their winter STUART DICKINSON WEARING nothing but their tshirts and jeans, Round Table members from across Gauteng gathered in the bitter cold at the Keg in Sunninghill to collect clothes for those less fortunate. As in years past, club members from Rivonia, Sandton, Sandown, Bryanston, Jukskei and Joburg North, joined forces in the Winter Knights initiative to collect clothes and blankets for charities of their choice. This annual event is aimed at raising public awareness to

the plight of those who often struggle to keep warm during our freezing winter months. The winter knights also plan an initiative to load blankets and warm clothes into the back of a bakkie and distribute them at random to street dwellers across the city. “If people would like to find out more about the Round Table organisation and how to get involved, they can visit our website,” added Havenga. Details: www.roundtable.

In arms... Ben Griesel and Gary Havenga (Rivonia chairman).


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Head-to-head... Pretoria (red) and Randburg (maroon) clash at the action-packed tournament at Montecasino over the weekend, as part of the official South African launch of Showbol.

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EXCITED: Chief executive officer of Showbol South Africa Brendan Hannan shares his enthusiasm at the official launch ceremony at Montecasino.

New showbiz soccer league STUART DICKINSON IN a flurry of fancy footwork and non-stop adrenalin-inducing action, Showbol, the exciting new format of tournament level football, was officially launched at Montecasino. Showbol is the international brand of six-a-side indoor football which became immensely popular in South America several years ago,

and combines the hype of show business with the skill and passion of football. As a precursor to the launch of the Showbol Pro series in September, where eight Showbol franchises across the country will battle it out over nine months for the ultimate title, different teams from across Gauteng went head-to-head in a

tournament at Montecasino over the weekend. “Showbol follows the Pro 20/20 format of cricket in that it is a faster, more exciting format of soccer,” said Showbol chief executive officer Brendan Hannan. “This will be a great opportunity for footballers to engage in a new format of the sport.” Besides the entertainment

factor, Showbol is geared towards developing the young football talent this country has to offer. At the weekend tournament, 160 children from the Roots2Shoots foundation were transported to Montecasino from townships across Gauteng to join the competition. Roots2Shoots has partnered with Showbol, and together they aim to

identify young football stars and nurture their talent. Ex-Moroka Swallows player and coach at Roots2Shoots Rafique Hassim explained that everybody would get a chance to play while learning important life skills. “We might not find the next Maradona but we’ll change someone’s life.”

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Diski dance rolls on and on KEBA MOTHOAGAE THE diski dance continues to be a hit with South Africans.

Those shopping at the Mall of Rosebank on Saturday were given a diski dance crash course in

preparation for next month’s 2010 Fifa World Cup™. The event was held in conjunction

with Brand SA, which provided the dance ambassadors in an effort to whip up excitement before the start

The vuvuzela spiced things up a bit.

Doing the diski...Actor Rosie Motene (middle) gets into the groove.

Diski to the tune...Step to the left! Step to the right!

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The winners will be notified by phone on 1 June 2010. Tickets must be collected on 2 and 3 June from the Caxton office in Craighall during office hours.

of the greatest show on Earth which kicks off on June 11.


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GAINING KNOWLEDGE: Foundation pupils at the British International College, Tanya Andric and Robyn Scott are taught to experiment with chemicals by their lecturer Irena Ilieva.

Helpers... Wendywood high school pupils Azhar Habib, Mohammed Sathar, Varshil Bangaar, Keshan Govender, Ashley Lekalakala, Mfundo Ntuli and Bongi Tshepiso clean the Ernest Ullman park.

Pupils get out their buckets and spades REDS ATTACK: Robert Farina of Hyde Park high school takes the ball in a hotly contested Hillcrest Festival hockey match against Edenvale high school, which ended in a 0-0 draw.

LUCIA WALKER SEVEN Wendywood pupils rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty cleaning Morningside’s green lung, Ernest Ullman park. The boys spent two hours after school to sweep leaves, shovel

muddy grass and clean the play area. The Grade 9 and 11 pupils gained merit points which will earn them rewards at school, but it was also a way to give back to the community. Grade 9 pupil Bongi Tshepiso

said that they also cleaned the pavements outside the school from time to time. “More pupils should help and maybe come after school on a Friday so more work can be done at the park,” said Tshepiso.

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Slovenia at school CHRONICLE REPORTER HYDE Park high school is the proud host of team Slovenia during the 2010 Fifa World Cupâ&#x201E;˘. Since the school was selected by the Slovenians and Fifa as the official base camp for the touring side, phenomenal developments have happened at the school. An overall investment of about R4 million has seen it become a world class facility. The development of a new floodlit field, change rooms and general upgrades associated with the requirements of the Slovenian side, has been a welcome gift for the school which plans to introduce night sports events and festivals. The interactions with the management crew of Slovenia and Fifa has allowed the school and its community to share in and benefit immensely. As a result of the World Cup, Hyde Park is able to boast some of the best facilities.

OUTING: Montrose primary school Grade 7 pupils Lucas Qian,

Excited... Hyde Park high school pupils Kyle Mclean, Cesco Piraz, Kalah Manthe and Nomazizi Mhalabe eagerly await the arrival of team Slovenia.

Ayrton Zamarian, Khaya Ndebele, Suhail Vawda, Gerald Kisanya, Malose Kekana and Yumikani Kalongi with the Shangaan village chief. The pupils toured Mpumalanga where they visited educational destinations such as Sudwala Caves, Bourkes Luck and the Shangaan Cultural Village. The highlight of the tour was the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre.

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ARTISTS: King David Sandton has embraced the spirit of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. Its art classes make use of the soccer theme to express the build-up to this exciting event. Grade 5 pupils Shiana Finkel and Omer Reichman show their paintings.

PLAYING AROUND: Hyde Park high school pupils Eitan Gold and David Thomson receive their joint award for best director of the school house play Popcorn.

GOOD WORK: Montrose primary school Grade 5 pupils Amish Seetal, Rishabah Sharma and Lebogang Malindi are delighted to receive their plus points merit certificates and badges for exceptional work and behaviour.

BALLERINAS FOR GOLD: Pupils of the Rivonia-based Nicky Ridley School of Ballet recieve gold medals in the examinations.

MATRICS - ready for the Information Technology exam? ATTEND THE WINTER SCHOOL IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN EITHER DELPHI OR JAVA TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS The Academy for Information Technology at the University of Johannesburg, in cooperation with Standard Bank is presenting Winter Schools in either Delphi or Java from 5 to 9 July 2010. Two expert teachers will explain concepts, hands on practical exercises will be completed, and self-assessments done to monitor your progress. You will also receive study notes for the examinations. For more information, contact the University of Johannesburg on 011 559 2967 or visit to complete registration by no later than 15 June 2010, as places are limited. Information Technology is shaping the future - make it work for you!

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Football musical gets its boots on HEATHER WALKER FOOTBALL is the star of the Joburg Theatre’s new musical The Boys in the Photograph. The Chronicle chatted to cast members, Melrose North’s Sibu Radebe and Saxonwold’s Grant Almirall about the play set in 1969 conflict-torn Belfast. “We’re part of a team of matric boys playing our last season together. We’re kids stuck in a

situation we were born into. Ours is a stolen childhood. One character says ‘Our generation didn’t get to play its games’,” explained Radebe. “We all cope differently - some run, some join in, others try to love and live in peace. The story has parallels with 20th century South Africa, with which many will identify,” added Almirall. He described his character Del as a peaceful hippy who chooses

to escape the conflict. Radebe’s character Daniel is a street-smart opportunist who’ll do anything for a quick buck. He sees money as his way out. The play’s original incarnation was as The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton,which they rewrote as The Boys in the Photograph. This is a ‘non-replica’ production that allowed director Janice Honeyman

free creative reign over staging. “The sets are amazing. It’s the first time in a while that the theatre’s full technical capacity is being used. There’s a moveable soccer pitch and cars coming on and off stage,” said Almirall. Their favourite scenes are The Beautiful Game – the energetic opening number that sets the soccer mood, and the poignant duet Love and Peace.

“The story is real, dynamic and thrilling. I can feel the emotion. I love soccer. “I grew up playing it in Soweto, but at the National School of the Arts I discovered dancing, and had to choose. I chose dancing. But now I get to dance and play soccer at the same time,” added Radebe. The show runs until 11 July. Details:

Acting... Gemma Donnelly (Christine) and Grant Almirall (Del)

Dancing... Sibu Radebe and Revano Michael.

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Hot party HEATHER WALKER THE new Fire and Ice Protea hotel Melrose Arch was launched at a glamorous cocktail party. Guests were given a tour of the black,

white and silver-themed hotel, followed by drinks on the terrace, where they were entertained by musicians and fire dancers.

RenĂŠ Opperman, Charmaine April, Mpho Montsho, Thando Nkwanca, Divina Naidoo and Chelsea Griffiths

Msindazwe-William Mthupha, Nthabiseng Molomo, Oswell Tlali, Nthabiseng Dikale and Gabrielle Abrahams

Nicky Ndlovu, Beverly Ngubane

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Week ending 28 May 2010

Vibe at Vasili’s ABED AHMED VASILI’S at The Wedge in Morningside was booked out for their grand opening. The new restaurant/cocktail bar opened its doors to guests who were treated to a buffet dinner and a performance by

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[FB]You will get the best deal on Household furniture, Appliances, Fridges, TV`s, etc. For cash on the spot phone RESELL IT.

e-Fence Security

584 Cm001584 Cm001

Alarms Electric Fencing CCTV & Intercoms Install, Maintain and Repair

011 704 0989 or 011 781 9641 NP009254

011 804 9757 Installations and repairs of alarms, intercoms, garage & gate automation, electric fencing & CCTV.

HEALIING & WELLNESS STUDIO New Technology Massage Bed . Pain in the Spine and the Body . Recovery after Heart Attack and Shock. Eliminate Stress and more. Call Tania 082 538 9805 RO027897

0288 Removals & Storage A2B Furniture Removals 011 886 2328 078 912 0145 NP009236

Alex 082-445-2182







R400 Rubble Removals and For Teens & newly Licensed for all your transport individuals requirements Call doug CALL 071 6852 724 079-952-5050 Ridchard 084-699-3278 CP038142 CH001440

Birthday Cakes Platters & Jumping Castles Ria 082 529 6918 Rita 082 467 3876 NP009196

PUPPET SHOWS Fun and fantasy at children's parties, nursery schools, etc. Margaret 011 648-5235 082-744-3882 Spellbound Puppets CP038029

Call Elsie (011) 804-7551 082-661-6418

INTERIOR DECORATING CLASSES Weekly and Monthly. Enrol now for 2010 Call Di Hattingh 083 455 6764


0324 Clothing







0650 Loans / Investments EASY LOANS UP TO R5 000


LOANS FROM R1000 TO R40 000 1 To 36 Months repayment period. Low Interest Approval within 1 hour.

0428 Flats

RIVERCLUB 3B/2B Cluster R14 500.00 RIVONIA 2B/2B Cluster R12 500.00 SG067216 WOODMEAD / SPRINGS 3B/2B Cluster R14 500.00 CRAIGHALL 2B/2B Flat R6500.00 Lana on 072 959 0343 SA020601 BEST CASH PRICES!

0342 Jewellery

We buy Diamond and Gold jewellery for cash. Tel: (011) 787-0814 Randburg Diamond Co. RO027803

0348 Miscellaneous

0442 Garden Flats / Cottages FOURWAYS AREA 1 Bed furn + Dstv. R4000 pm incl Tel 072 124 5228

0509 Business Premises / Offices / Shops PARKMORE Room / Office to let in Medical / Dental / Counselling Practice in Parkmore, Sandton, R3000pm incl. w/l.



0463 Offices & Shops

AABER BUYS Antiques, Collectables, Porcelain, Ornaments, Paintings, Glass etc. Tel 011 442 9039

OFFICE RENTAL Office space available in Randburg near PETER`S REMOVALS AND STORAGE! Brightwater Commons. NP009233 Big or small loads. Boxes & All office equipment with ABEST REUPHOLSTERY AARON PAYS BEST Bubble wrap available. Cr BUGMAN air conditioning units, 071-811-4369 for antiques, furniture, silver, UPS power, as well as card facilities available. PEST CONTROL NP009235 ornaments & S.A art etc. (011) 683-2227 backup generator. SG067481 ABLE UPHOLSTERERS 072-358-9404 076 189 7745 CP038057 Available immediately. NP009206 Established 29 yrs. WE ARE THE BEST Please contact Gavin or Roger (011) 792-3806 ALL CASH PAID DE-PESTER 083-296-7486 MINI & MAXI REMOVALS Melissa on 082-324-3402 FOR SA ART, ANTIQUES CARPET & UPHOL CP038019 (011) 787 9438 or & JEWELLERY CLEANERS Termite Specialist. All Pests trinityhouse OFFICE CHAIR REPAIRS Tel 082-657-2610 all areas. Registered with Tel (011) 882 2199 7 Days a week Sydney 084-33-555-49 SAPCA.

0268 Pest Control

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

Established 1998. Excellant income.

LOANS FROM R1000 TO R30 000 Call Sylvia 083-436-6526

CASH FOR CLOTHING We buy "good" used clothing. Shoes. Linen. We collect. Tel. Sharon 082-412-9823


0299 Upholstery / Curtaining

All cars & bakkies bought for cash.Cheap or expensive. Willow Crest Motors Mark 082-444-9990




0396 Wanted to Buy


0620 Business For Sale

Call: Moses / Sthembiso 011 472-6786 011 472-9362

GARDEN COTTAGE BRYANSTON Renault Logan 16 00 Black, 1 bedroom,living, shower, Grey leather inside, 13 kitchenette and private 800km 2009 Model, Owner garden, suit quiet single leaving R85 000. Genuine person. Available immed. buyer. R3200 pm including w/l. Tel 084 7267 163 CM004726 Contact CH001455 MATHS TUTOR TRAVELS 082 901 8339 WOODEN RAILWAY AN000405 ALL GRADES SLEEPERS & PLANKS 082 851 1328 MOUNTAINVIEW MAN & HIS VAN For gardens & furniture. 011 786 9259 /LINKSFIELD REMOVALS & STORAGE Tel (011) 467-6593 / 6 (Leave message) RO027801 Secure self-contained split JEFF 073-006-6660 NP009016 level. 2-bedroom cottage. N /facing in forested setting. PRIVATE TUITION IN GM001125 R5650pm MATHS & SCIENCE Call 072 685 7140 Grades 10-12 by first year RO027948 engineering student. Safe environment, punctual, value A 2 Z CASH DEALS for your money. For Household Furniture & Phone Gideon Richter Appliances.Etc.We collect. 071 895 2927 082 440 8202 REMOVA LS STORA GE PA CKING SA020555

0861 474 700


0786 Wanted

No ITC Check.




0484 Townhouses /Simplexes /Clusters /Duplexe



ABACADABRA MAGIC Shows, Kiddies carousel. (011) 849-5847

Maths, English, Afr 2nd Language Gr 0 - 12. Afternoons & Saturday mornings. Kip McGrath Education Centre. Ernest Ullmann Park - Morningside Manor


0236 Entertainment


0318 Carpets / Furniture / Appliances

0224 Driving Schools

Call 071 0962 421

Please contact Joan Buchanan: 011 640-5826

0296 Tuition / Education

ALL LOADS HIRE `N LOAD CC House, office, Distribution & Storage. Personal Service. Kevin 083-745-5396.

10 Lessons test plus date. R1500. 00

Frail care, mid care, residential rooms, Alzheimers / Dementia section. Rates vary. We provide full nursing care, three meals a day, cleaning & laundry. Premises very secure, excellent security 011 326-1614


ABSOLUTE COMPUTER WIZZ Private 1 on 1 lessons. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, E-mail. Never too young or old. CH001325 Jackie 083-632-3475 AN000234 AROUND ABOUT AA AUCTIONS COMPUTER REPAIRS REMOVALS ACC AND MATHS Barry pays best cash prices for all good, used furniture, Extra lessons. R200 Certified Technician. Insured. Supervised. appliances, antiques, pianos, Call out fee R100, Friendly. /hr etc. Labour R250 per hour. Lets get moving!!! 083-967-6737 Tel. (011) 793-4668/ CP038234 (011) 793-4478. Roger 083 301 4690 082 085 5235 RO027776 ALL GRADES NP009038 Science/Maths to Matric by Exp.qual.patient teacher RO027781 011-786 4089

0220 Computer Repairs


Close to Mnet / NEW UPMARKETSECURE Studio from R3800 1 bed from R4300pm 2 bed from R5500pm. All excl W & E


0204 Beauty & Health

0470 Retirement Villages



Contact 011 884 1300


0893 General Employment Wanted ALEX: A/c -Bookkeeper , IT & Driver cd 8 seeks p/f/time job. 083 565 6734


Driver HOLLACE MWN seeks f/t. Code 10+PDP lic. 072-456-8288/Ref: Gert Coetzer 072-122-7009 /078-172-3963


Martha 073 1259 588 Mpumi 083 5973 900 Yolanda 073 1342 959

DRIVER PAULUS (ode 10) seeks f/t work 072 428 2129 Refs. Eng

DO YOU NEED A LOAN? UP TO 1 000 000 Call: 079 040 3416 Black Listed Welcome Same day approval.

HASSAN Mwn seeks garden/ houseman/ driver/ tailoring f/t work 073 755 9146 Eng


FRANCIS ( driver code 10/ general ) My experinced CH001368 hardworking, reliable and trustworthy Dir: 078 883 7194 Refs: Lucian 076 638 6144 Eng



Hus. and wife team Mwn Moffat seek houseman f/t. CM004812 Cook. Excellent ref. legal docs. Ref: Meave 083-458-7770/Dir: 078-766-5074

LOAN FROM R1000 TO R100 000 Black Listed Welcome Same day approval Contact: 082 798 4302 CM004811


MICHAEL seeks full time cook/ chef work with accommodation. Has references. 076-455-3962


38 • SANDTON CHRONICLE • Week ending May 28, 2010 ALL FULLY TRAINED DOMESTICS Housekeeping, housemen, Fully Screened H/Keepers, Cooks, Nannies, drivers, nannies, gardeners, cooks, frailcare. Fully Caregivers, Housemen, screened with traceable Gardeners,Drivers references. Jane (011) 886-7698 (o/h) 011 789 5127/8 or CP038197 078-113-4568(a/h) 071 425 3491 GM001126 THOKOZILE seeks work as CH001293 a care worker. BRILLIANT Zim seeks 083 735 5564 ABSOLUTE domestic p/t. M,W,F, Refs. NP009256 JOLLY DOMESTICS Eng. 076-573-5739 DF090787 drivers, maids, gardeners, caregivers, excel refs CAROLINE Sa seeks 072 556 1039 domestic/ childminder 5 days 011 781 5006 SA020580 work 082 849 9408 Eng

ROSE Sa seeks p/t 3 days ASELM Mwn seeks p/f 5 domestic work 072 178 4484 days garden/ houseman/ Refs. Eng driver ( code 10 ) work 072 KL005163 820 3072 Refs: 084 597 DF090795 DF090734 Eng SIPHIWE Zim seeks p/t Mon. 2629/ + 6421 822 883 KL005193 Wed. Fri domestic work 078 DOMESTIC PEACE GODFREY Mwn 5yrs. exp. 726 0248 Refs. Eng CHAMBIE Mwn seeks OF MIND (EST 2002) seeks domestic full-time KL005174 garden, houseman, painter p For top class Housekeepers, 5days. Cooks. Acc. Refs. /f. M,Tu,F,Sa. 073-789-3445 Nannies, Cooks, Drivers. 078-034-3480 SITHULENI Zim seeks DF090798 domestic Mon - Thurs p/f /Ref; 011-782-8325 Full or p/ time. /083-463-2111 Males/ Females who are with Accom 079 375 8563 GRACE SA seeks domestic DF090754 screened & referenced. Refs. Eng part-time M.W,F. Refs. Eng. KL005168 4 your Peace of Mind DKAB Mwn seeks garden, 082-351-6495 Call: Julie DF090746 SITHULISIWE Zim seeks houseman, childminder, 076 235 6315 domestic/ childminder f/t painter p/f. Cooks. Acc. Refs. SO056789 GRACIAS work 074 576 9157 Eng Eng. 072-061-6455 KL005172 DF090735 FAITH Zim seeks domestic p Fully experienced THABITHA Zim seeks f/t KL005133 /f-time anydays. Cooks. DRIVER James Mwn ( code domestic worker, comes Accom. 073-363-5522/Ref: domestic work with Accom A STAR DOMESTIC ! 10 ) seeks f/t work 071 279 highly recommended, 078-741-9642(Roseine) 083 880 4806 Eng CHARITY SA 5yrs. exp. Ivy, Sa seeks f/t work with 5305 Refs. Eng DF090762 looking for full time work KL005135 honest, reliable seeks KL005169 accom. Works Indep, A+ SKILLED in the Northern Suburbs. domestic, childminder p/f Reliable & Trustworthy. Excl FLORENCE Zim seeks TRISH Zim seeks domestic, EDWARD Mwn seeks DOMESTIC PLACEMENTS Has attended childcare M,W,F. Acc. Refs. ref. (22 yr history) full-time work Refs. Eng. childminder p/f. Cooks. Acc. garden, houseman full-time + references checked. and cooking courses. 073-724-6265 Craig 082 322 3234 073-593-1052 078-547-0952/Ref: 011-880-4647 Cooks. Refs. Eng. DF090749 AN000425 DF090799 CM004725 083-790-2525 Janine 072 685 8703 DF090816 084-219-4630 for further details. DF090794 VERONICA Sa seeks NP009214 domestic/ childminder/ frail EDWARD my honest, hardworking Malawian IRENE SA seeks childminder care/ driver ( code 10 ) p/f 5 gardener seeks part-time part-time Mon/Thur. Accom. days work with Accom 072 work Monday and Saturday. 143 1199 Refs. Eng Eng. 083-471-8699/Ref: KL005186 He is reliable and 082-441-6064 trustworthy. He is willing to DF090775 VERONICA do any type of work available. A person with a LETTIE SA seeks domestic, Excellent nanny and house good manner and you can childminder part-time keeper looking for part time depend on him. I can anydays. with/out accom. work. Excellent references. recommend him, everything Refs. Eng. 082-509-3380 he does is perfect. Call D DF090767 Call 084 993 7600 Oxford on 083-441-5197 or 071-430-2762 LISTER SA 4yrs. exp. AN000399 DF090765 honest, reliable seeks domestic, childminder p/t VIOLET Mwn seeks GARDENER LOOKING T,T. 076-682-9835 domestic full-time with FOR EMPLOYMENT /Ref:084-455-2003 accom. Refs. Eng. 1 or 2 days per week. DF090745 071-007-5875 DF090791 Experienced and energetic with excellent reference. +10 MARGARET SA seeks WEZIE Mwn seeks domestic yrs experience. Bryanston domestic f-time Mon-Fri. p/f work with 6 yrs exp area. Employer re locating. Cooks. Accom. Refs. Eng. honest & hardworker good Chris 082 558 9470 072-522-3514 AN000416 DF090779 with kids 078 383 2155 Refs. Eng KL005198 HUMPHREY Mwn seeks MARGARET Sa seeks p/f 5 garden. houseman f/t. days domestic/ childminder Cooks. Acc. Refs. Eng. work 083 682 1284 Refs. 083-536-2060 Eng/ Afr KL005150 /Happy:071-075-7286

MATURE LADY SEEKS POSITION As companion/carer. 6yrs experience in UK. Please phone Pat (011) 443-1321


CHIKONDI Mwn seeks domestic full-time with accom. Refs. Eng. 078-741-7554

GLORIA Mwn seeks domestic Mon-Fri f/p. with /out acc. Refs. Eng. 083-471-6722

0895 Domestic Employment Wanted

MITCHELL Zim seeks p/f time domestic childminding work.Refs.Eng 074-047-8470

0897 Gardener Employment Wanted


AMAZING GARDENER John (Mwn) seeks room for work. Call 074 702 7733 Refs Mrs Davis 082 490 7338 KL005166

NOTHANDO Zim seeks domestic p/f work with Accom 079 049 9408 Refs: 082 601 9889 Eng


PATSON seeks p/t 3days gardening work. Has references . 074 974 2788 RO027921

BONIFACE Mwn seeks garden p/f any day work 073 019 4951 / 073 486 7720 Refs: 076 607 6366 Eng KL005153

MACK Mwn 15yrs. exp. ID trusted, hardworker seeks garden, houseman p/f M-Sa. Acc. 078-180-8753/Ref: 083-274-2344(Mark)


WILSON MWN seeks f/time garden work.Refs.Eng 073-995-8680


0899 Domestic Employment Available COOK / HOUSEKEEPER Excellent cook with references, will also be required to assist current domestic helper with household chores and young children. Experience with young children is compulsory. Live in position @ R4000 /month in Sandton Area. Call Mala: 011 804 1485 Starting Date : 1 July 2010


FIRST CLASS DOMESTIC & CHILDCARE Placement of Trained Qualified staff: Domestic childcare house management Au Pair Tutors. Courses avail. SPECIALS AVAILABLE 071 324 9848 National Registered Trainer & Provider Dept. Labour.



ISAAC MWN GARDENER Reliable, hard worker, initiative, recommended, avail Mon & Fri. Call: Valda 083 268 5312 SA020591

JAMES Sa seeks garden/ houseman p/fMon - Saturday work Cooks 073 594 7812 Refs. Eng KL005147

1005 Adult Entertainment 24 HOUR ADULT PHONE SEX 072-526-6161 084-710-0784



Week ending 28 May 2010

Sport • 39

Fifa hampers up for grabs THE 2010 Fifa World Cup™ excitement is mounting and so is the search for tickets. These can be bought over the counter at designated ticketing centres in all nine host cities at FNB branches, one of 18 Shoprite Checkers, or on The call centre hotline 083-1232010 is open daily from 8am until 10pm. In Johannesburg, tickets are available at Laico Isle, Sandton, corner of Rivonia Road and Linden Street or Maponya Mall, Chris Hani Road, Soweto. To celebrate the countdown to the greatest sporting event on Earth, two lucky readers stand a chance to win the official 2010 Fifa World Cup™ merchandise hamper courtesy of the Sandton Chronicle. To enter, SMS your name followed by the word Fifa

Former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey and his children Jessica (16) and Sheldon (13) collect their 2010 Fifa World Cup™ tickets. and answer to the question below to 34274. An SMS costs R2. Question: Where is the Fifa Ticket Centre located in Johannesburg?

Corporate Soccer League Sandown - Thursday

Team... Some of the Gauteng surfski paddlers in Durban.

Surfing up a storm CHRONICLE REPORTER SANDTON surfski paddlers flocked to Durban for the fifth edition of the Dunlop Surf Ski World Cup. A world record entry of just under 300 surfski paddlers took to the water off Durban in a fiercely contested tussle for the R40 000 first prize. Some 28 Gauteng paddlers participated. A large number of businessmen from the

Sandton area took part in the older age group category of the event. Peter O’Connor, who finished sixth sub grand master (nearly 60 years of age) finished the 32km event in 2:47 as the 50th double. O’ Connor is a member of the Dabulamanzi canoe club and trains at Emmarentia Dam. Other Sandton residents who completed the event were Rory Attridge

(Hurlingham) and Rod Penaluna (Bryanston) who finished in 2:51. With the massive field of 291 paddlers teased by the heavyweight frontal system that battered the eastern seaboard during the past week, the earlier than expected arrival of south-westerly winds and swells gave way to a north-easterly at midday.

Cobras bag maximum points NIE CELE THE revitalised Caxton Cobras continued their winning streak in their Corporate Soccer League night game against Altech Autopage Midrand at Sandown high school. In the first minutes of the match, the Cobras made their intention quite clear. They wanted the maximum three points. But they were let down by inaccurate hospital passes and unnecessary dribbling that failed to penetrate the opponent’s defence. Both sides ran out of steam in the middle of the park and allowed the game to turn scrappy. On the touchline, Cobras coach

Abed Ahmed screamed at his boys to shoot from a distance to no avail. Not even the free kicks awarded to the Cobras by the referee could help them break the ice and score a goal. But just before half-time Tshepo Vilakazi collected a loose ball and dribbled and sliced past three slumbering players before unleashing a cracker. The opponent’s keeper stood no chance and Cobras opened the score. At half-time Ahmed urged his players to communicate and shoot from a distance but they continued to be goal shy. The Altech players looked exhausted

and some hard tackles turned the game ugly. Towards the end two clever substitutions by Ahmed paid dividends as Neo Malatsi dribbled past the defenders and scored a beautiful goal that gave the Cobras a 2-0 lead. By then Cobras were in total control but failed to score when villain Stuart Dickinson missed two sitters, with only the keeper to beat. He was heard shouting, “Oh man that was too close.’’ Cobras remain unbeaten this season, having played four games, winning two and drawing two.






1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Interactive Group 1 Pfizer Laboratories Caxton Unisys Altech Autopage African Alliance TCF - JHB Transnet Capital Projects

4 4 4 3 3 3 3

3 2 2 2 1 1 0

9 8 7 6 4 3 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Interactive Group 2 ACSA RMB Team IDC SAB PWC Merchants SA Shoot

4 3 3 4 3 4 3

3 2 1 1 1 1 1

10 6 5 4 3 3 3

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Interactive Group 3 Standard Bank Property Finance TFD Network Africa TWP Projects FC Bidvest Bank Navigare Stanlib MultiChoice Africa

3 3 2 2 2 1 3

2 1 1 1 1 0 0

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The World Cup trophy is here SANDTON residents, get ready for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to personally see the Fifa 2010 World Cup™ trophy in less than a month when it makes an appearance at Innisfree Park in Sandton on 4 June from 10am to 6pm. The 225 days trophy world tour which concludes with the South African leg will see the trophy travel in a specially branded helicopter, followed on the road by a large support team which will run and stage the events. Onwell Msomi, general manager 2010 Fifa World

Cup™, Coca-Cola South Africa, the sponsors of the trophy tour said, “This is an opportunity to claim your special memory of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.” Win ‰ Have your photo taken with the World Cup trophy in Soweto at the Dlamini Multipurpose Centre on 4 and 5 June between 10am and 6pm. To win one of five double tickets sms SCE2010 to 36846 followed by your name (R5 per sms). The competition closes at 12 noon on 1 June.



Week ending 28 MAY 2010

Awarded...U7 manager Ismail Loonat with the ambassador of Zambia Leslie Mbula, ambassador of New Zealand Geoff Randal and coach Rashaad Rawat after awarding Bilal Mohamed, Bilal Seedat, Essa Vawda, Mohamed Moola, Muawiya Methar, Umar Hafejee, Umar Teixera, Yusuf Gariya, Zuhair Asmal, Abdullah Moosa, Faadil Salejee, Mohammed Bhamjee, Mohamed Essop, Mohamed Seedat, Yusuf Rawat, Zakariyya Loonat and Zuhair Essop of the U7 team.

MARLBORO SOCCER CELEBRATES ABED AHMED MARLBORO Gardens football club celebrated 25 years of soccer with a lavish banquet attended by the community and foreign dignitaries. Ambassadors from 16 different countries including Italy, Argentina and New Zealand attended the World Cup-themed event at the Marlboro Gardens community centre.

Comedian Vivian Moodley provided entertainment along with the Marlboro Gardens school cultural dance group.Players, managers and executive members of the club were awarded trophies while long-serving members and retired referees were honoured with certificates. Proceeds from the event will go towards subsidising soccer fees and

training underprivileged players, among other things. From its humble beginnings in Alexandra the club has grown as a platform for the youth of the wider community. Last year the club reached a milestone by hosting the biggest junior seven-a-side soccer tournament on the African continent. The event saw 125 teams

with 1 250 children play 800 games over one weekend. The club’s services have been highly commended by Fifa, the South African Football Association and other football bodies and associations for its contribution to soccer in South Africa. “The club currently has 12 teams from U6 to U15. We have developed a platform to keep the youth of

Marlboro and surrounding areas occupied with the beautiful game” said club chairman Lee Ebrahim. “We are grateful to the Almighty who has given us the strength to work for the past 25 years and help change and shape the lives of our future leaders. We will continue working hard for the next 25 years.”

Sandton Chronicle week ending 28 May 2010  

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