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The aftermath  of  the  fire.

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HE Upper Highway community responded in numbers to assist in dousing a fire that broke out at the Phezulu Safari Park last Friday night. According to the general manager of Phezulu Safari Park, Tristan Dicker-

son, the cause of the fire is under investigation. However, there are assumptions that the lightning from the storm last Friday could have contributed to it. He said that the curio shop at the safari park was gutted. “I can’t really say what started the fire but it’s just an assumption that it was the lightning,” said Dickerson.

He said that when he received news of the fire, he was in shock, and immediately called for assistance. “As I drove to the park I called for helped from every group I’m part of and their response was massive because they came in numbers,” said Dickerson. He said the community worked together in stopping the fire from

spreading across to other places. “The SA Community Crime Watch group co-ordinated the response of the fire brigade and neighbourhood watchers, while I co-ordinated the fire fighting at Phezulu,” he said. He explained how they worked together: “Fifty plus community members made a human chain between the pool and the curio shop.

“We held off the spread of fire to the Zulu village for 20 minutes until the fire brigade arrived.” “We were passing buckets of water down the chain and sending empty ones back. The community members are the heroes,” said Dickerson. He thanked all those who rallied at Phezulu, for their assistance.


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The Sukumani  Beading  Ladies  (back  row)  made  miniature  beaded  hockey  players  for  the  touring  hockey  sides  at  Thomas  More  College.

Claudia Krumhof  and  Andrea  Long  with  one  of  the  orphaned  boys  at  a  crèche  in  KwaNusywa  that  the  foundation  supports.

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OOTPRINT Foundation is an NGO consisting of a group of friends involved in mountain biking. The foundation started fundraising for upgrades to various crèches, which were: Entokozweni in Molweni, Sthandokuhle in KwaNgcolosi and Phindevuye in Marianhill. Footprint Foundation spokesperson Andrea Long said: “Over the years, we have added other crèches. We continue to help and support these crèches. We also work in KwaNyuswa, Umgeni River Valley, Embo and Shongweni Dam. We have been delivering 500 kgs of Future Life porridge to

these crèches to ensure the children receive at least one nutritious meal per day.” The foundation has had a number of achievements among its projects. One of them was the Entokozweni Crèche, where they raised funds by selling lumo socks to people. “We bought cooking items, nappies, wet wipes, toiletries, cooking utensils, a gas cooker, towels, face clothes, toys, an educational puzzle carpet, stationary, pigeon holes, etc. We supplied them with a constant number of items and we raised money to take the children on an outing to the Duck and Deck and raised funds to give them a Christmas party and presents.” The foundation, in partnership

with Clever Fox, built a library for the Sakhile Learning and Resource Centre. “We also offer homework facilities for school children in the area, as well as night classes for adults. We also run a crèche from there. We have installed a fully fitted and operational library with over 500 books. There are fiction books for fun stories, as well as Zulu story books for the little ones.” Sukumani Beading and Crafting women are trained, marketed and assisted to set up their self-sufficient business. “We have assisted the Yenzanathi NGO in KwaNyuswa with a soup kitchen, a vegetable planting scheme, crèche, the sponsorship of education for two orphaned girls, have provided

for gogos and orphaned children in their community, assisted with proposals and references for applications of funds, donated Future Life porridge, Christmas gifts for around 100120 children yearly and Subz panties and pads for teenage girls. “We have also assisted with the upgrade of the classrooms at Phindevuye Community Project. “We financed and fitted the bathroom and wash area there. We have furnished, fitted and supplied many items needed to start the crèche. The jungle gym was donated and the roofing between the two containers to give shade to the children has also been completed. We donated school track suits and T-shirts to pupils and sup-

plied food, clothing, nappies, etc. for the children.” The highlight of the year for the foundation is organising Christmas parties and presents for close to 500 children. Thomas More College donates over 300 love boxes every Christmas and supports the foundation with other donations. “Our objective is to help any person in need if we can. We believe in helping those who try to help themselves. If they are unable, we will help them or teach them the skills necessary to achieve this goal. We believe in education being the most important form of empowerment and we have a few children who we assist financially to attend school.”


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According to NSFAS, you qualify if >>Phindile.shozi@media24.com bridget@witness.co.za you are registering for the first time for an undergraduate qualification and REE” education has always have been admitted. You have to be a been there, however the net South African citizen and your family’s is now widening as the Na- combined annual income does not extional Student Financial Aid Scheme ceed R350 000 per annum. (NSFAS) has implied that it will begin Hillcrest Fever chatted to pupils to catering for the “missing middle”. find out their take on the situation. St The missing middle are the ones Mary’s Diteboho Motlohi said free edwhose parents couldn’t afford the ter- ucation is a great thing to aspire to. tiary fees but at the same time couldn’t “It’s a good idea but I feel like it qualify for NSFAS. should be a gradual implementation in This is due to the fact that they have order to perfect it,” she said. changed the system by looking at the “I feel as if it’s a great idea because combined annual income of the par- it provides a fair bar of education for ents, which must be R350 000 or less. all races but the government needs to For many, this is a great start, and put in a stronger system to stop fraud,” students are excited that they have the said Ella Addison. opportunity to get the qualification Sphumelele Duma couldn’t agree they dreamed of. more about it being a great idea but she

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said that it is a strain for the citizens who pay taxes. “Our government currently doesn’t have enough funding. Also I think it should first deal with the source and root of the problem before introducing free education,” she added. However, Letisha Govender, a firstyear student at university said that she is all for the thought of “free” education. “Most of us who qualify for university do not necessarily have the funds. It is great that NSFAS is considering the ‘middle class’, as it will put less pressure on parents who cannot afford the exorbitant fees.” If you are applying to NSFAS or are a student, please send your comments on this article to Phindile.shozi@ media24.com

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St Mary’s  girls  excited  about  the  new  NSFAS  legislation  are  (from  left)  Dite­ boho  Motlohi,  Abu  Ngwenya,  Ella  Addison  and  Sphumelele  Duma.

Police officer  says  ‘education  is  power’ AS a young boy growing up under the care of his grandparents in Zibuse Village in Hammersdale, Constable Mbonisi Khomo (31) knew that he was destined to uplift and develop the community. “I have always been different and always wanted to do things differently,” he said. When Khomo was 14-years-old, he and his peers started Sakhisizwe Youth Organisation, an organisation that cleaned up the community and encouraged reading and drawing among the youth. Khomo is a now a communications officer at Hammersdale SAPS and passionate about community development, which saw him win the 2018 Man of the Year award during the National Excellence Awards which were held at the Durban ICC. In 2004, he started a youth desk. After completing matric, he was unable to continue with his studies and he then became a police reservist while working as a security guard. In 2012, he was employed as a permanent member of the SAPS. On top of his crime-fighting initiatives, he facilitated and spearheaded the establishment of Inhlanzani, a group of local farmers who contribute positively to the fight against stock

Constable Mbonisi  Khomo.

theft, and has introduced the practice of brand marking the livestock. He also facilitated a joint safety and security venture whereby Hammersdale police work with five security companies to fight crime. Khomo has launched five sub forums and has secured sponsorships from a NPC, a local company which provides the community policing structures and has provided good governance training to Community Policing Forum members. He is also a victim empowerment co-ordinator and has eight volunteers working with him who have helped about 1 000 clients. Khomo believes that education is power and he also believes that the value of education is in teaching and empowering the next person. Based on his belief, he taught volunteers all there is to know about helping others. Gugu Mkhasibe, who he taught how to manage the victim friendly centre, said: “My colleagues and I are products of Constable Khomo’s lessons. He taught us so much about helping the community and he is a living example to us.” In 2015, Khomo became unsettled with seeing young people in Hammersdale having nothing constructive to do during school holidays, so he established Be a Leader project, which teaches the youth about life skills and leadership skills. To date, the project has 120 children and 20 of them have successfully completed basic computer skills courses, while six have acquired their learner driver’s licences and are in the process of getting their driver’s licences. He has also established a sports academy whereby youngsters engage

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Umthombomuhle Intermediate  School  pupls  with  Constable  Mbonisi  Khomo. in soccer, netball, and athletics. Khomo has also adopted nine schools where he provides safety and security workshops. Khomo started an organisation with local graduates and tertiary students called Zibuse Village Student Movement, to collectively provide free tutorials to high school pupils in the community. He is also recruiting private companies to fund local pupils who have been accepted at tertiary institutions with registration fees and at least meals for the first few months while they wait for their NSFAS funding. He also started a reading project at Sinenzuzo Primary School which

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Finding love  after  abuse MANY people ask me if the idea of finding honest and trusting love after being in an abusive relationship is possible. The answer is simple, yes! However the process of getting to the point of openness and trust is a complex, necessary journey of time, patience, healing and self-love. Often one is left cynical about love — with elements of disdain towards the fairy tales we grew up with. Life can be consumed with obsessive thoughts and memories of the abuser and their actions, so that the possibility of opening up to true love is thwarted by the survivor. This is by no means intentional as the complexities around

experiencing abuse are so widespread that one often does not realise the abuse has overtaken the real person hidden under the trauma. The trauma covers many different elements of the self, from daily financial survival to lack of self-esteem and disassociation from the incidents that occurred. Often acknowledging that abuse indeed occurred can be difficult. Be aware that post-traumatic stress maybe evident although not known to the survivor. These symptoms may only occur years later even in a new relationship that is safe and it may be shocking and extreme when it does surface. This will be a test to the

strength of the new relationship as to whether or not it is real and filled with compassion. Moving forward after abuse is a process where healing can take place. It may be few months or a few years so it is not to be rushed. Learning to love one’s self again is a vital step to moving forward. Be kind to yourself — this is not a selfish act but an act of self-care. Time and intensive therapy can heal even the most wounded people. When the time is right, the right person will appear, even though it may not be a long-term committed partnership, it is a step in the right direction. Day by day the heart will open itself up

again to feeling emotions that were compartmentalised and locked away. Be open about the effects of what happened although this is not to define the person you are. Recently, I myself have been placed in one of the worst periods of posttraumatic stress. Having opened up slowly in a safe relationship, the effects of abuse began to surface — even 10 years later. Did this make a difference to the relationship, the answer is yes in a positive way. Talking has become more open and mutual respect strengthened. Embarrassment is not there, only support and kindness. Who knows what will happen from

here, other than a big hurdle has been overcome and the light at the end of the tunnel is nearing. The message is to never give up hope even in the darkest times. Each day is positive progress towards a renewed, confident self, knowing that things are going to be okay in the end. The Julie Muir Vivier Anti-Abuse Trust is a registered non-profit organisation that assists victims and survivors of domestic violence. The Trust can be contacted at ceojmvtrust@gmail.com or 060 898 5867. — Julie Muir Vivier Anti-Abuse Trust.

Meet Hillcrest’s  new  journalist PHINDILE Shozi is an enthusiastic journalist with an eye for news. She joins the Hillcrest Fever team this month and is excited about the challenges that lie ahead. “You’ve got a lot to share with your community, well I am the right person

to contact. “I can’t keep my eyes and ears shut for a few seconds because I want to know what’s happening around me. “I’m here to be your voice of the community,” said Shozi.

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RIGHT streamers, singing, ribbon cutting and celebration were the order of the day for the official opening of the Waterfall Preparatory School intermediate phase building on January 31. Parents, pupils, donors, staff and invited guests got together to mark the significance of the opening of the double-storey L-shaped building which houses eight spacious classrooms for boys and girls from Grade 4 to Grade 7. The completion of this second building signifies the tremendous work and vision of the teams from Waterfall Schools and Focus on iThemba. “This time last year, I recall walking around the iThemba campus with Danie van den Heever, founder of Focus on iThemba, and engaging with Jeanette van der Merwe, our college principal, and others about the pressing need for a Grade 4 classroom,” said guest speaker and Focus on iThemba and Waterfall Schools board member Gavin Simpkins. “We had opened the foundation phase in January 2017 and so we had pupils in Grade 3 who clearly were going to need a Grade 4 classroom come January 2018. So began our dream about getting the intermediate phase block built but it really was just a dream because we did not have the financial resources to do so. Through

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Exicted about  the  breakfast  (from  back  left)  Allison  Ekstrand  Roshini  Naidu  Chantal  Anley  Anna  Kelly  and  Sandra  Thomas.  (Front  from  left)  Shalini  Hiralall  Shireen  Eraman  Nokukhanya  Mkhize  and  Clerissa  Lawler.

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Judy and  Danie  van  den  Heever,  founders  of  Focus  on  iThemba,  cut  the  blue  ribbon  alongside  marking  the  official  opening  of  the  Waterfall  Preparatory  School  intermediate  phase  building. perseverance, the support of incredible donors and this campus, we now have this building we see before us today. The moral of the story is that it is good to dream and that with faith and hard work, seemingly impossible dreams can be achieved.” Waterfall Schools now offers a complete independent educational hub for pupils from 12 months to Grade 12 from Waterfall Pre-Primary, Preparatory and College in an expan-

sive, natural setting on the iThemba Campus located in Hillcrest. At the start of the school year, five new teachers were welcomed to the prep team, including Lorraine Benn, who is leading the intermediate phase. The new building offers breathtaking views for the boys and girls to enjoy and an eye-catching feature are the large rocks from the grounds which have been placed in a dedicated garden space.

“The property is stunning, the buildings and facilities amazing and there is opportunity wherever you look,” said Brad Cooper, principal of Waterfall Preparatory. “We can choose to start new traditions, examine the systems and structures, and implement something new as opposed to attempt to change the old. We continue to aim to offer an inspiring, stress-free environment for children of the Upper Highway area.”

Talk Sign  launch  a  success THE 2018 Talk Sign campaign was launched to 100 media and invited guests at The Pa­ vilion  Hotel  on  Friday  January  26.  President of the KZN Blind and Deaf So­ ciety Justice Zak Yacoob welcomed and ad­ dressed guests and told them more about the  KZNBDS.  Nayantra Kanaye, a co­ordinator of the Deaf Programme in the Department of IT at DUT,  shared her story of  the difficulties she  experienced  raising two deaf chil­ dren, when teaching sign language to deaf children  was  still  frowned  upon.   She also explained why the launch of the  first­ever  Talk  Sign  1  Sign  Language Phrase Book was so vital in bridging the gap between  the  deaf  and  the  hearing.  Guests enjoyed a breakfast buffet and were taught the five sign language phrases that  have  been  highlighted  for  the  new campaign. Gugu Ntini who is deaf and also appeared in the Talk Sign 1 book, performed a  poem  in  sign  language.  Lloyd Paul, a loyal Talk Sign ambassador for the past five years and well­known ce­ lebrity, entertained the guests with a high

energy rap song. Guests were spoilt with coffee and cakes, a voucher from Chateau Gateaux  and  all  media  guests  received complimentary  copies  of  Talk  Sign  1.  Talk Sign’s mission is to create aware­ ness  among  the  South  African  hearing community, which will make them sensi­ tive to the needs of the deaf and hearing loss. This would promote sign language, and in turn, enable two­way communica­ tion.  The long­term plan is to fully integrate the deaf community into schools, social and  competitive  sports,  the  workplace and all aspects of life.  In a nutshell, the Talk Sign campaign aims to have South African Sign Language (SASL) approved as  South  Africa’s  12th  official  language. Talk  Sign  Day  is  on  Friday  March  9. Buy a sticker for R10 and wear it to pro­ mote  Deaf  and  hearing  loss  awareness and encourage the hearing to learn basic sign  language.  Email  alice@thealist.co.za  to  order stickers or the book, or for more info visit www.talksign.co.za               X Supplied.

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Debra Clelland  and  Bianca  Birdsey  signing  “I  love  you”  Bianca  is  mom  to  three  beautiful  Deaf  girls  who  feature  on  the  Talk  Sign  2018  flyer.

GUEST can expect a classy but colourful affair at the eagerly anticipated 12th An­ nual Sunflower Fund Ladies Breakfast, in association with Meraki Women Couture, which will take place on Saturday, March 3 at the idyllic Coastlands Musgrave Hotel, 315 Peter Mokaba Ridge, from 8.30am to 11am.  Co­organiser  and  long­standing supporter, Shireen Eraman, of Food Fac­ tori is expecting yet another memorable event. Tickets cost only R295pp and include a delicious hot breakfast buffet, decadent individual desserts by Chateau Gateaux, a B.O.N Natural Oils gift per lady, fabulous goodie bags, surprise treats and loads of fantastic  prizes  up  for  grabs.  Guests  can    look  forward  to  exciting shopping stalls, a La Vita Spa complimen­ tary pamper station as well as two incred­ ible guest speakers, including well­known media  personality  Vukile  Nongcebo McKenzie and Sandra Thomas, owner of the  distinguished  Satin  Candy  boutique stores. Ladies are encouraged to dress up in their favourite ‘Summer and Sunflow­ ers’  inspired  outfits  and  a  prize  will  be awarded  for  the  most  creative  summer hat.  Funds raised from the event will ena­ ble The Sunflower Fund to create aware­ ness as well as educate and recruit more blood stem cell donors. This is fundamen­ tal in offering the hope of life to patients suffering from life­threatening blood dis­ orders like leukaemia who are in need of a  blood  stem  cell  transplant  from  a matching  donor.  Book now to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited. For bookings and / or sponsorship of prizes and / or goodie bag items, please contact Allison Ekstrand on 031 266 1148 or email allison@sunflower­ fund.org.za. For more information on The Sunflower  Fund  or  how  to  register  as  a blood  stem  cell  donor,  please  visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za or call toll free 0800  12  10  82. X  Supplied

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OPEN DAY Saints Café  staff  (from  left)  Mbali  Njapha,  Lebo  Motloung,  Londiwe  Ndlela  and  Doctor  Madlala.

Saints Café  now  open

Kevin Turner,  Parents’  Society  vice  chair,  opens  Saints  Café  with  Jonathan  Manley,  the  execu­ tive  principal.

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ST Mary’s DSG, Kloof, welcomed special guests to the grand  opening  of  the  Saints  Café  last  week.  Saints Café  overlooks the AstroTurf and was for­ mally known as The Pavilion. The Pavilion was origi­ nally  opened  by  the  Archbishop  Emeritus  Desmond Mpilo Tutu on November 4, 1994. The space was then revamped and Saints Cafe, sponsored by the Parents’ Society,  was  opened  on  February  1. 

The café will serve as both a tuckshop to pupils as well as a café to parents and visitors, and girls after school  hours. It  was  a  lovely  occasion  and  an  opportunity  to thank those who have been involved, to cut the ribbon and  celebrate  a  new  and  exciting  space  for  the St Mary’s  family.  At  the  launch  were …

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Win a  Crazi  Erazi

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Crazi Erazi  collectable  erasers. THERE are only a few weeks left of the Crazi Erazi phenomenon that has swept the country since December 2017. These 13 mini versions of some of South Africa’s best-loved stationery products, along with the plastic collector case, are only available in participating retail stores and independent stationers. Crazi Erazi collectable erasers, which are each packaged in a foil bag, retail for only R6,99 each, with the collector box, which doubles as a pencil case, retailing for R39,99. Don’t forget the exciting competitions linked to Crazi Erazi, which includes the possibility of purchasing one of 3 000 golden tickets in the form

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Win win  win The Amanzimtoti Fever will be giving five lucky readers a chance to win a complete set of Crazi Erazi erasers. Log onto the Amanzimtoti Fever facebook page, like and share the completion. And comment on the post with  your  e­mail  address  to  win.  Competition  closes  on  Friday  February  9.  T&C’s  apply.

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Win win  win United  International  Pictures  and  the  Amanzimtoti  Fever  will  be  giving  10  readers  a  chance  to  win  a  set  of  double  tickets  to  an  exclusive  preview  of  Fifty  Shades  Freed,  including  Coke  and  popcorn,  on  Thursday,  February  8  at  Suncoast  Cine  Centre  at  7.30 pm.  To  win,  log  onto  the  Amanzimtoti  Fever  Facebook  page,  like  the  page,  share  the  competition  and  tag  the  person  you  want  to  take  to  the  show.  Competition  closes  on  Wednesday  February  7  at  4 pm.  T&C’s  apply. * Kindly  note  that  these  tickets  are  only  valid  for  this  pre­release  screening  of  Fifty  Shades  Freed  and  are  not  transferable  for  any  other  screening  of  the  movie.

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Excited about  the  achievements  are  (front,  from  left)  Ivan  Lockem,  Kuc­Michael  Jonker,  Reece  Brown,  Hayden  Bishop,  Matt  de  Oliveira,  Asavela  Khambule,  Adam  Zeiler.  (Back  from  left)  Jack  O’  Dono­ van,  Mayaskar  Nair,  Michael  Capes,  Lungi  Ngidi,  Ross  Coetzee  and  Dale  Herbert.

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HE Highbury family is so incredibly proud of our old  boy,  Lungi  Ngidi’s  cricketing  accomplish­ ments. The excitement reached an all­time high when the 1st XI cricket team were able to visit Kings­ mead  on  Tuesday  afternoon  to  watch  the  Proteas practice,  and  meet  Ngigi  in  person. Dale Benkenstein, who is also a Highbury old boy, was there as batting coach for the Proteas. Together, the duo autographed a cricket shirt for Highbury, which will be displayed with pride in its Mike Procter Cricket Pavilion. The Upper Highway area is a close community and it was these community connections that helped Ngidi to get selected by Highbury Preparatory School for a full scholarship, an essential stepping­stone to his  Hilton  scholarship  and  success.  He was in Taryn Essery’s class at Kloof Senior Pri­ mary  in  Grade  5  and  Wendy  Wood  was  the  head  of department at the time. Both had close connections to Highbury, with Wood’s husband and Essery’s mom both teaching at the school, and it was through this that  they  heard  of  the  scholarship  opportunity.  Essery describes Ngidi at the time as being “a hard­ working boy who was a talented cricketer but also an incredible  swimmer  and  academically  strong”.  Essery and Wood compiled Ngidi’s scholarship ap­ plication  and  everyone  was  delighted  when  he  was awarded  a  full  scholarship,  including  boarding,  for Grade  6  and  7  at  Highbury.  Ngidi made the most of all the opportunities that Highbury offered. In Grade 6, he played second XI crick­ et as an Under 12 boy and enjoyed an early touring ex­ perience travelling to Trinityhouse. He received his First Team playing kit in Grade 7, made the KZN U13A cricket team  and  was  named  Highbury’s  “Most  Improved” cricket  player  in  the  same  year.  “He was always respectful in all spheres of High­ bury  life  and  was  an  excellent  all­round  sportsman. “He has inspired the highest levels of cricket fever at Highbury this season and we are so incredibly proud of  him,”  said  Highbury  principal  Roland  Lacock. — Supplied.

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