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6 March 2018
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City curbs rockthrowing incidents NOSIPHO MKHIZE >>email@example.com
FTER a spate of rock-throwing incidents on KwaZulu-Natal highways, the eThekwini Municipality law-enforcement authorities have deployed security guards to patrol the bridges as a way of curbing rock-throwing incidents. The last fatal incident occurred on the N2 highway between Tongaat and Ballito when a seven-year-old boy died along with another occupant when a large rock was thrown onto the vehicle they were travelling in. eThekwini Municipality security guard Khangelani Mabhulwini, who patrols Candella Bridge, said he is glad the municipality has taken action. “We recently started patrols on the Durban bridges. I was first deployed at Ridgeview Bridge then I was later moved to Candella Bridge. When I first started this job I noticed suspicious men looking over the bridge but they walked away when they saw me. This initiative will not only help motorists but it will also help pedestrians because a lot of people get mugged when walking along bridges,” said Mabhulwini. eThekwini Municipality spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa said that in a concerted joint effort to curb incidents of rock throwing at bridges, the Durban Metro Police and other law-enforcement agencies, including the SAPS and Road Traffic Inspectorate, have beefed up patrols along key
routes and bridges. “This intervention was implemented following numerous reports that rocks and bricks were being thrown at vehicles from overhead bridges,” said Mthethwa. eThekwini Municipality Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer said: “As part of a more sustainable long-term solution to the problem, the City is looking at constructing steel cages over bridges, erecting closed-circuit television cameras and improving lights on bridges. This will be subject to normal Council procedures and the availability of funding.” “Police believe that the motive behind these incidents is to hijack vehicles. The modus operandi is that once a rock is thrown, the motorist is then forced to stop, after which they may be attacked. Other possible motives are being investigated by the relevant law-enforcement agencies.” Peer said: “Two siblings were killed during the festive season on the N2 near Ballito when a rock was thrown at the car in which they were travelling. Numerous other incidents have been reported to authorities since then.” The Metro Police have urged motorists to be observant when approaching bridges and not to stop under any circumstance, but rather to remain calm and drive to the nearest police station or service station from where they can call the police. Any suspicious activity can be reported to the municipality’s emergency call centre at 031 361 0000.
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eThekwini Municipality security guard Khangelani Mabhulwini patrols the Candella Bridge.
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Showing support for Cansa PHINDILE SHOZI >>firstname.lastname@example.org The last Shap Shap Cinema Health Day event was held last year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
A party for a purpose PHINDILE.SHOZI >>Phindile.Shozi@media24.com
ERVING the community has always been an interest of Bianca Ivankovic, which lead her to establishing her own non-profit company (NPC) called Shap Shap Cinema. The “cinema” offers audio-visual tutorials in Zulu for early childhood development, high-school tutoring and many “life-improvement” subjects such as a cooking show for healthy meal preparation, career guidance, self-defence, HIV/Aids, TB and diabetes awareness, study guides and entrepreneurship, etc. for many underprivileged communities. My main goal is to educate and uplift the community by creating educational content in Zulu which covers the topics that people living in rural areas want to know about, and on which they do not always receive information, she said. “We want to share information that can help people improve their lives and inspire individuals to try something new that may change their fu-
tures. Our tutorials are for absolutely everybody. The young and the old. They cover such a wide array of topics that everyone will find interest in them.” Ivankovic said she works full-time for the NPC and has a second job in order to be able to fund all the things that are needed for the NPC. “I have a second job as a chef and it’s hard juggling the two but it’s lovely to do it because we get to interact with children and old people,” she said. Ivankovic said they are going to have a health day where people can get tested for many things. “The health day is when people from different places are able to visit us to get tested for HIV, diabetes and many other diseases. The machines and stuff that are being used to test them cost a lot so we need funds to get them as we are an NPC,” said Ivankovic. She said getting medication and nurses who will examine the people will also cost money. “We buy the medication we give to people and also have to pay the nurses and counsellors who help those in need, so the funds assist
with those costs,” she said. She appealed to the community to assist where they can as the costs are becoming too much for her to incur on her own. She said she would also appreciate it if someone could help them by donating a car to carry the equipment when they are going to do tutorials. “My car is too small to carry such heavy stuff and I don’t want to get stuck as it happened to me before,” she said. Ivankovic will be hosting a fundraising event to raise funds for the cause. “I will be holding a ‘Party for a Purpose’, on March 10 at 6 pm, which will be a fabulous evening of exquisite dining at Butlers Restaurant in Hillcrest, with a three-course meal and some laugh therapy with Jem Atkins and Mo Vawda of On Fire Entertainment, and the sweet songs of Carmen Rodrigues,” said Ivankovic. “The event is in aid of Shap Shap Cinemas and I would appreciate it if people could attend,” she said. Tickets are R250, booking essential. For details or to book, phone 073 290 9816 or email@example.com
LOSING family members to cancer made Johan Truter swear that he would always support the Cansa Shavathon initiative. This initiative allows South Africans to show solidarity with those affected by cancer. Losing one’s hair is a common side-effect of cancer therapy, so shaving one’s head, spray-painting one’s hair or donating to the event have become symbolic gestures of support for cancer survivors. For Truter, losing nine members of his family to cancer in the past seven years has been devastating and this initiative is therefore something that is close to his heart. He said shaving his hair in honour of his family that he lost to cancer has become a yearly tradition for him.
“I do it every year and it’s a sign that says they may be gone but not forgotten,” said Truter. He said that in the past two years, he has lost his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, “When I support this initiative it gives me a sense of peace that the gesture is for them and that they are no long in pain.” He added that this gesture for him is also a contribution to his brothers and sisters in blue, who died due to cancer. “I would urge people to participate in this yearly event, not only because they lost their loved ones to cancer, but to show support,” he said. “Actions should speak louder than words; let us all make a difference.” To find out more or make a donation, visit the Cansa website at http:// www.shavathon.org.za/shave-orspray-at-a-shopping-centre/
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Johan Truter has his hair shaved in honour of his family members who have died of cancer.
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SOCIAL-MEDIA sites have taken over the lives of many youngsters. Before the Internet was developed, people used to rely on books, newspapers, radio and television as a way of obtaining information. Nowadays, many rely on social-media sites to get and share information. Social-media sites are also trending in schools. There have been a number of incidents where a pupil posts a video or a picture of another pupil without his or her consent. Much of the information shared is explicit and inappropriate to be viewed by the public. A Fever reporter did research on the dangers of social-media sites in schools and whether it is a crime to post a picture or a video of a person without that person’s consent. Principal Barbara Bowley said social-media bullying is affecting and destroying many lives. “Pupils’ worlds are and can be destroyed via social media. “Physical bullying has a reprieve time when one is way from the bully, but social media bullying is constant; one never escapes it. “Victims, be it from others posting articles of them on the net, or by the victims posting pictures of themselves on the net, have a torrid time when something goes wrong. It cannot be taken back. It is in print and distributed so quickly. A simple, innocent prank can destroy a pupils life. “Pupils’ self-image is often affected by socialmedia posts. Pupils only post pictures of themselves doing fun, exciting things, and thus a world is created where pupils are not being true to themselves but are constantly comparing and trying to better other posts.
“Validation of who they are ends up coming from a social-media post and how many ‘likes’ they receive. This creates an embellished world and pupils start to develop a false sense of self.” She said social-media sites can be a danger. “The children we teach are so conscious of social media and the importance of feeling wanted and accepted, judging by the number of friends or followers on social-media sites. The sad reality is that they have no idea of the dangers. When we encounter incidents at school, the first words from the pupil is always, ‘I really didn’t know that could happen’. “So while they are incredibly socially savvy, their reality of the big world is limited. They think by hiding behind a device they are safe, but do not understand how quickly things can spread in the social-media world. “Social media can be all-consuming. Time is a valuable commodity. Many pupils spend many hours wasting time on interacting on a superficial level with people who can give very little back in return. “Pupils lose focus of the value of connecting and communicating effectively with the real world.” She advised pupils to think twice before posting anything on social-media sites. “Think twice before posting anything; ask for advice from teachers, parents. Refrain from entering into debates and commenting on controversial posts.” SAPS spokesperson Captain Mbatha said: “If a photo that is being published contravenes the Film and Publications Act and/or sexual offences Act, a person can be charged. “Pupils are advised to steer away from any criminal activities and not expose themselves to any dangerous situations, whether on social media or otherwise,” Mbatha said.
Taxi veers off road leaving 10 children injured TEN children were left injured when the taxi in which they were travelling veered off an unnamed road near the Mariannhill Cemetery last week. ER24 paramedics, along with other emergency services, arrived at the scene to find a taxi some distance off the road down an embankment. Several children were found walking
around at the scene. Paramedics assessed the children and found that 10 children, aged between five and seven years, had sustained minor injuries. No serious injuries or fatalities were found at the scene. The children were treated for their injuries and then transported to nearby hospitals. The accident is under investigation. — Supplied.
Pensioner Clem entine Shozi said she cannot af ford any increas es in VAT and other essentials on a Sassa pension. PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZI
Concerns over 2018 Budget PHINDILE SHOZI >>firstname.lastname@example.org
N the midst of the increases announced during the Budget Speech last week, socialgrant beneficiaries are to see a slight increase in the amount they re ceive from the government. However, there will also be a onepercent increase in VAT. According to the speech by then Finance minister Malusi Gigaba, the government has taken deliberate steps to adjust socialgrant values above inflation to at least partially cover the increase in VAT. Fever spoke to the community to find out their views on the increases. Pensioner Clementine Shozi (86), whose grand children live with her, said she’s not excited about the increase of VAT because it is daylight robbery. She said this will be a strain on her as she has to pay for everything with her pension money. “I have to pay for my apartment, bills, groceries and also look aft er my grandchildren,” said Shozi. She said that living on a Sassa pension is extremely difficult. “Will the money given to us be enough for all our needs now that the tax has increased?” She said she will not be able to live on maize meal and brown bread for the rest of the year. “The increase on the VAT will affect us all and that means all these food essentials will also increase so when he said, ‘if we increase the price then it will negatively affect the poor’, he was just fooling us.” She said that by increasing VAT, everything will au tomatically increase. “I just feel like he was playing us
by trying to appeal to the lessprivileged. And by quot ing Kendrick Lamar, he was trying to get the younger generations’ attention,” she said. Kwanda Phungula, who is a petrol attendant at a Hillcrest garage, said the minister could have ex plored other options like taxing business income more, to obtain the muchneeded money. “An increase in VAT affects everyone, including the poor and middleclass people.” He said the VAT increase will not just affect the poor as essential foods won’t increase but what about wa ter, electricity, petrol and other grocery items?” asked Phungula. He agreed with Shozi that no one can live on brown bread for the rest of the year. “This onepercent addi tion to VAT is going to kill us all, especially the pension ers,” he said. In his speech, Gigaba said that pensioners previous ly received R1 600 but will now receive R1 690 by April 1 and another R10 by October 1. Gigaba said that an additional R2,6 billion has been added to social grants since the mediumterm budget policy statement, to enable these changes. Grant recipients currently receive the following: • oldage grant payment of R1 600 for pensioners over the age of 60, and R1 620 for those over 75; • disability and care dependency grants of R1 600 a month; • fostercare grants of R920 a month; and • the childsupport grant of R380 a month. Send us your views on the 2018 Budget Speech. Emai, Kalisha.email@example.com
Hillcrest armed robber arrested A Blue Security armed response officer arrested an armed robber who broke into a business premises in Hillcrest last week. Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the officer had responded swiftly to the scene of a business burglary in Inanda Road just as a gang of three suspects was attempting to flee with stolen goods. The incident occurred at around 4am. “The officer noticed three suspects carrying stolen goods along the railway line and gave chase together with two back up officers. The suspects
The taxi accident near Mariannhill Cemetery.
were cornered near the taxi rank and became aggressive, pulling out their knives. The officer managed to arrest one of the suspects and took him back to the business premises,” Mathios said. “A cash register which the burglars had stolen from the premises was recovered and handed back to the owner,” Mathios said. Mathios said upon investigation it was found that the suspects had gain entry into the premisses by removing a window pain and climbing in. Hillcrest SAPS attended the scene of the crime.
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In the gorge with Kloof Conservancy — the Slender Mongoose THE Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea ) is one of the mammal species that visitors are most likely to see in the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve because they move about during the day. Areas where they can often be seen include grasslands, and in particular near the Lingwood Trig Beacon, the Ntombeni grasslands or Nkutu grasslands. They have also been spotted in the grasslands deep in the gorge on the Molweni River. Krantzkloof boasts five species of mongoose. The most common after the Slender Mongoose are the Water Mongoose (Atilax paludinosus), followed by the Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo), the Large Grey Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) and the White-tailed Mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda). A number of melanistic (with black tails) White Tailed Mongoose have also been recorded. The Slender Mongoose and Water Mongoose also frequent gardens in Kloof and they have been spotted at Memorial Park — look for the spoor in the muddy sections of the streams. As the name suggests, the body of
The Slender Mongoose. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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Views on the new minister of Police PRESIDENT Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa announced his new Cabinet last week, and appointed Bheki Cele as the new minister of Police. Fever took to the streets to find your views. PHOTOS: PHINDILE SHOZI
Trevor Mdabe Said he’s never been this happy about what the president had done because the new minister of Police knows what he’s doing. “He did a great job bringing back Bheki Cele because he knows how to form the best teams to fight crime. Aggravated robberies have increased in the past years and I think the new minister will help in decreas ing this,” said Mdabe.
Mark Becker the Slender Mongoose is long and slender, they have short legs and the males tend to be larger than the females. The colour of their fur varies greatly between the different subspecies, from dark reddish/brown to an orange/brown, yellow and grey, and they often appear speckled. They have a prominent black tip at the end of their tail which gives rise to an alternative common name: Black-tipped Mon-
goose. They are diurnal but will hunt on moonlit nights. They are common throughout most of KZN, excluding the drier northern KZN area. They are also common in most of sub-Saharan Africa but are not found in the Eastern and Western Cape regions. Their den is in a sheltered area, such as a hollow log or a crevice between rocks, and they may share their den with other species.
The consumption of drugs and alcohol, and other forms of recreational activities are leaving our young adults stranded. So in an effort to help the young adults of today, we have set up a group where they can socialise in a safe environment. We also believe firmly that Jesus can help them become overcomers. If you are between
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Said it’s a great thing that they brought back Bheki Cele. “It will make a change as he was previously success ful. With the change he will bring it will be like the new broom sweeping clean,” said Becker.
Generation in need of God TODAY, young adults face numerous problems due to circumstances that are beyond their control. Some of them come from broken homes or homes where their parents are abusive. Some come from a background of severe poverty and a lack of education. Others have been bullied either by a parent or a peer.
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Disagreed with Trevor and said she doesn’t feel that he’ll bring any change because he failed to do it before. “I honestly think that if he did not make a differ ence the first time, how sure are we that this time will be any different? But we can only hope for the best,” said Cherise.
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THE Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust’s plant nursery offers a wide selection of indigenous and exotic plants and garden décor at highly competitive prices. Conveniently located and open six days a week, the well-stocked nursery caters to every gardener’s needs and also offers great landscaping services at value-for-money prices. Opened over 15 years ago, the nursery is one of the charity’s economic empowerment projects that gives local families impacted by HIV/Aids hope for a brighter through skills development and income generation. Visit the plant nursery at 26 Old Main Road, Hillcrest, from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, or Saturdays 8 am to 2 pm. — Supplied.
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SCHOOL SCENE Helping pupils achieve their best I
T is very difficult for a pupil to fulfil his or her academic potential if he or she lacks the basic needs like food, clothing and health care. The Angel Fund at Hillcrest High School was established to assist pupils
in financial need. In order to enable maximum concentration at school, the Angel Fund ensures that no child goes hungry at school. The Angel Fund committee activities are co-ordinated by a group of four
teachers and a dedicated group of pupils. This committee engages in regular fund-raising activities. Hillcrest High School’s marketing and public relations staffer Nicola L. Kidgell said that the bulk of the funds
raised is directed towards providing lunches for needy pupils. Hillcrest High also assists pupils who cannot access medical care. “In addition, we provide stationery and second-hand school clothes to those who cannot af-
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ford these. We have also assisted pupils’ families with groceries until their circumstances have improved,” she said. To raise funds for this cause, the school hosted the Angel Tea drive on March 3. Seen at the event were ...
Paula Courtney, Paula Thomson, Sue Byrom and Lynne Askew.
Simon Peter opens new playground TEACHERS, parents and children of Simon Peter Pre School showed their love for their school at the official opening and “roofwetting” of the preschool’s newly renovated playground. Work started on the playground during the Decem ber 2017 holidays, with the last touches added in the first weeks of February. Parents and children spent a fun morning planting seedlings around the sandpit, with the children then al lowed to show off their antics on the new playground equipment. The event was presided over by Derek Huysamen, chairperson of the school, who expressed thanks to the Hillcrest Baptist Church for providing the new equip ment and funding the renovations. — Supplied.
Pupils at the opening (from left) Lindokuhle Zwane, Lincoln Swane poel, Adam Berlyn and Rachel Pieters.
Parents and their children enjoy the new playground.
Quest for Truth Series AS an evangelical body, Hillcrest Baptist Church recognises and is obedient to the biblical command to disciple the lost in this fallen world. This includes not only the support of missionaries who reach out to people in foreign and far-flung lands, but also those in the church’s very own backyard, ie. it’s immediate community. Therefore, as an outreach to the local Hillcrest community, the Quest for Truth Series was launched in April 2016. This comprises events that take place three times a year, addressing culturally relevant topics from a biblical perspective. Presented in an informal manner, the objective of these events is to engage people who wouldn’t otherwise
go to a church, but in these instances are interested to hear answers to many of the questions they themselves very often ask. In each instance the presentation is either delivered by one of the church’s teaching staff or a visiting international speaker, and it is followed by a question and answer session. Supper and fellowship are enjoyed thereafter. TOPICS COVERED TO DATE • Why do bad things happen to good people? • What happens when we die? • Why do Christians love Santa Claus? • A sceptical view of atheism. • Living with loss. • Is God really in control? — Supplied.
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Bacela uxhaso emphakathini NOSIPHO MKHIZE >>email@example.com ISIKOle samabanga aphansi esibizwa ngokuthi yi-Motala Heights Schoolsicela umphakathi, osobabhizinisi namabandla ahlukene ukuba usixhase. USihlalo we-Motala Heights School SGB, uBillie Hoosen uthe: “Okwamanje sidinga izincwadi ukuze silekelele abafundi bethu bakwazi ukuthuthukisa ikhono labo lokufunda. Sidinga ithangi likaJojo ukuze sikwazi ukuthola amanzi ikakhulukazi njengoba sike saba nenkinga yokungenelwa izigebengu zantshonstha bonke ompompi esikoleni. Uma kunokwenzeka sicela umphakathi usoxhase ngokubiyela isikole ukuze sikwazi ukugwema izigebengu ezingena zintshontshe esikoleni. singafisa ukuthi sithole um-
pheme wohlobo lwe-carpot ukuze abafundi bethu bangabi uma linetha noma bengashiswa ilanga uma bese mhlanganweni.” Uthe: “ Asinayo imali yokuthenga izinto ezdingekayo esikoleni. Iningi labafundi livela emindenini ehluphekile futhi iningi labo lisuka ezindaweni ezikude kubalwa eKlaarwater, e-Mariannhill, eTshelimnyama, KwaNqetho, KwaNyuswa naKwaSanti. Sike sabanenkinga yokugqekezelwa izigebengu izikhathi eziningi bantshontsha amapayipi badicelela phansi impahla yesikole. Singaluthokozela noma yiluphi uhlobo loxhaso,” kusho uMnuz Hoosen. Uma uthanda ukwazi kabanzi nge-Motala Heights School noma uma uthanda ukunikela xhumana noMnuz Billie Hoosen enombolweni ethi: 061 474 4274.
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MAPHATHI wamaphoyisa ngaphansi kwe-eThewkini Outer West Cluster, uMajor General James Sayer usebenzisane namaphoyisa ase Mpumalanga basesha izimoto ngenhloso yokuvimba izigameko zobugebengu kule ndawo ngeledlule. UMajor General Sayer waqoqa iqembu lamaphoyisa avela eziteshini ezahlukene ukuze amise izimoto okuwumkhankaso wokulwisana nobugebengu. Ngesikhathi amaphoyisa esesha izimoto kule ndawo ezwa umsindo oqhamuka kwiqulu labantu beshaya izingebengu ezimbili eSankotshe. Okhulumela amaphoyisa ase-Pinetown uKapteni Mbatha uthe: “Ngesikhathi amaphoyisa esebenza kule ndawo, babona isixuku sabantu sixokozela emgwaqweni uma amaphoyisa esondela esixuk-
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PHINDILE SHOZI >>firstname.lastname@example.org WANYUSWA runner Bhekani Myeni always had a dream of running the Comrades Marathon. However, in 2003, three months before his first race, he was attacked during a robbery and left blind in one eye. With perseverance and determination, Myeni continued with his training and made his debut as a Comrades runner. “During the robbery I was injured and lost sight in my left eye but I didn’t let this deter me from my goal. I continued with my training and was able to finish in just over 10 hours,” he said. Myeni said that this was difficult for him as it was a down run but he forced himself to reach the finish line. Since then, Myeni has run nine Comrades and this year he is hoping to run his 10th race. He said everything was going well until the company he worked for moved to another city and this forced him to resign as he couldn’t afford to move. “In January, I was forced to resign which left me with a huge financial burden and I could not take care of my family. “During my job search I met Tersia Taskes,
Tersia Taskes is helping Bhekani Myeni achieve his Comrades dream by donating to him a pair of running shoes and clothes.
White takes full advantage at Sappi Howick MTB Classic TYRONNE White was on hand to make full use of Stu art Marais’ bad luck and claim a solid win in the 40 km Sappi Howick MTB Classic on Sunday. White revelled in the technical riding of KZN’s old est mountain bike event on the calendar and ended up finishing close to two minutes ahead of young Dean Wortmann, with defending champion Jedson Tooms claiming third, and Sthembiso Masango and Sipho Khupiso rounded out the top five. In the women’s race, Bianca Haw cruised to a con vincing win by almost 20 minutes over Chloe Bateson, who in turn just edged out Nadine Nunes for the run nerup spot. However, the men’s event was a day of drama and frustration for Marais. Marais, who is currently the sec ondranked mountain biker in the country, faced prob lems before the racing even started when he and An drew Jonson locked handlebars while still in the neu tral zone on the way out of Howick. Both riders fell and Johnson was forced to with draw with an injured arm and wrist. Marais picked him self up and raced into the lead once the riders hit the trails and were allowed to race, and it seemed as if his troubles were behind him as he built an advantage of about a minute over Wortmann. White rode a welljudged race and moved past Wortmann and into second position over the latter half of the route. He was chasing Marais when the lead er went over a small branch and it kicked up into his spokes with about 12 km to go. The stick caused a puncture, but more seriously also broke the carbonfi bre rear swingarm of Marais’ frame. Marais borrowed compressed air “bombs” from White to reinflate his tyre and was able to finish, but with a severely compromised frame he was out of con tention and limped home in sixth overall. It would be a disservice to White to claim he was simply the beneficiary of Marais’ bad luck. The talent ed Ballito rider was in his element on this route. The short, steep climbs and technical sections suited his skills perfectly and he was a worthy winner. “Stuart [Marais] and Andrew [Johnson] fell before the end of the tar which allowed Dean [Wortmann] and I get a lead on the first climb,” said White after the finish. “But Stuart is very strong and riding so well at the
moment that he managed to catch us and ride away. “I loved the route — it was such a technical course, it was proper mountain biking and in places you could not have any lapse in concentration or you would go down. “Unfortunately, with about 12 km to go, Stuart had a flat and I was able to get in front and hold on to win.” In contrast, Haw was able to dawdle to an easy vic tory, but she was forced to push a little harder than expected when she discovered her boyfriend, Andrew Houston, just behind her. “I did not know how I would be feeling today so I rocked up in baggies (loose riding shorts), so if I was not feeling good I could just go slowly,” said Haw (Red Bull) after sprinting across the finish line half a bike length ahead of her boyfriend. “Housie [Andrew Houston] had just done Non Stop Dusi on Friday and he told me his legs were tired so he would be going slow, but I looked behind me and he was on my wheel … so the race was on.” On Saturday, in blistering conditions, the enduro riders had their fun in the sun and a surprise participant was threetime Downhill World Champion Greg Min naar, who, not surprisingly, was far too quick for the opposition and cruised to a convincing win. Minnaar was never really challenged over the six timed sections and as he prepares for the start of the 2018 downhill season, the man who has won more world cup events than any other rider was able to grab a 38scond victory over Sam Bull with Sharjah Jonsson just less than a minute further back. In the women’s event, young Sabine Thies won the first leg by 14 seconds and was never behind after that, despite giving back some of that advantage to Steffa nie Grossmann in the second leg. Thereafter, Thies produced the top time in each leg to claim a solid 46second win over Grossmann, while Kath Fouries’ consistent riding gave her third. In a tight and closely contested 20 km men’s trail run, Perfect Dlamini and Kwenza Ngubane fought for superiority before Dlamini managed to eke out a nar row ninesecond win at the finish line with Muzi Madik wa third, less than 20 seconds further back. In the women’s trail run, Isla Shill was able to enjoy her twominute win over Lisa Daniel, with Kim West brook third. — Supplied.
which was like a ray of light in my life.” Taskes said: “I met Myeni one Thursday morning in early January 2018 while on my morning walk. He asked me if I could offer him employment of any kind. “We began chatting and he informed me that he would desperately love to run his 10th Comrades Marathon this year, but due to the fact that he is unemployed and in desperate need of new running shoes, he felt his dream was impossible. “As good South Africans do, we make a plan, we stick together, and we help a brother out. I posted his story and plea for employment on my private Facebook page which received many likes and shares, and many offers from kind South African people offering assistance as only kind South Africans do. “A very good friend by the name of Cheryl Kruger has given Myeni a Friday job in Cowies Hill assisting her with garden work. “He is looking for further work to fill the other days of the week. “This gentleman is a good runner. He told me his best time was seven hours and 30 minutes, and his worst was 10 hours and 30-something minutes,” said Taskes. Taskes said that she is appealing to the community to help Myeni get his Comrades number. “Any help that we are able to give Myeni would be greatly appreciated. Let’s help him achieve his goal,” said Taskes. For more information or to help, contact 082 465 3223.
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Published on Mar 8, 2018