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out of the current but the other got stuck and drowned,” he said. “I came across the man’s body while patrolling Finis Road as it is a hot spot, so I went and did a quick patrol before standing down from my shift. “On my way back, I noticed the body right there on the beach.” Swart then contacted his control room who then alerted the local police. “I only got closer to the body when the investigating officer ap-
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Three die in truck crash OMEGA MOAGI >>email@example.com THE N2 highway between Port Shepstone and Harding was closed due to a major acci dent between two trucks on Tuesday morn ing. Three men who were occupants of one truck died and the male occupant of the other truck was taken to hospital with seri ous injuries. Spokesperson for the KZN Emergency Medical Services, Robert Mckenzie, said the highway was closed on both sides due to the severity of the accident and debris was strewn on the road. “The road remains closed due to the wreckage of the trucks and police are inves tigating further,” said Mckenzie. “The smaller truck had a trailer and had a cargo of mattresses. The visibility was very poor due to dense fog,” he said. A culpable homicide docket will be in vestigated,” said Port Shepstone SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Zandra Wiid. Traffic was redirected to alternate routes via Hibberdene and Port Edward for the rest of the day.
Man (24) gets four life terms and 194 years in prison A 24YEAROLD man was sentenced to four life sentences and 194 years in prison for crimes committed in the Umkomaas, Scott burgh and Hibberdene areas. Thulani Percival Kheswa, who was con victed on 18 counts, including four counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and 12 counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, was sentenced this week. The Pietermaritzburg High Court sen tenced Kheswa to four life terms for murder, 15 years for each count of robbery and seven years for each count of attempted murder. He was arrested on November 22, 2017, after the task team from SAPS Ugu Cluster Operational Command Centre worked tire lessly to apprehend him. The KwaZuluNa tal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa, commended the team of detectives for their work. “The detectives worked diligently, for long hours, often through the night, to in vestigate thoroughly all the crimes com mitted by the accused. I welcome the sen tences and I am sure that the communities feel much safer now, knowing that this ruthless criminal has been removed from the streets to spend the rest of his life in pris on. The families of those who were robbed of their lives by Kheswa will now have a sense of closure,” he said. — Supplied.
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Cable theft leaves Sheppie CBD in darkness OMEGA MOAGI >>firstname.lastname@example.org
HE Department of Home Affairs and various other businesses in the Port Shepstone CBD experienced power outages last week due to cable theft at an electricity box in the area. The cables were reportedly stolen last Wednesday and the interruption released about 400 volts of electricity into the electrical system of a building on Robinson Street. About four businesses were affected, including Home Affairs and a pharmacy. Home Affairs was closed to the public last Thursday and Friday due to the surge and management feared that their systems were also affected. “There is a strong burning smell coming from our server and our biggest fear right now is that our system was affected, which would cause a major problem,” said Home Affairs manager Terry Kotze. He said their generator did not take over when the power went off because its coil has burnt out, hence they were still not able to render services to the public. Infomed Pharmacy, which had scheduled a wellness day for the public last Thursday, had to reschedule the event due to the incident. The store was also unable to service medical aid and card-paying customers because their computers were down. “I would say we lost about R22 000 during the whole ordeal because we had to replace stock which was stored in fridges that we could no longer use and our microwave and other appliances were also damaged,” said pharmacy manager Tlotliso Radebe. Further chaos was seen at a local bottle store which had seven fridges, three computers, slot machines, cameras and intercom and alarm systems destroyed by the ordeal. “Apparently this is the third time that this has happened and really the municipality must find a way to secure these boxes better because what’s to prevent it from happening again?” asked the store owner.
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Authorities intervene in Mthwalume rape OMEGA MOAGI >>email@example.com POLICE are investigating a rape case in Mtwalume where a 13-year-old primary school pupil was raped and impregnated, allegedly by a police officer. According to previous reports, the
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Another Ugu resident said she has had the same infection, on and off. “I have had this itchy rash and have not established what the cause may be,” said an Ugu resident living in Gamalakhe. Watson has confirmed that a number of residents have contacted him complaining of skin irritations. “A number of residents have complained and I have taken it upon myself to communicate this to the municipality. Water samples have been taken for testing and results are pending,” said Watson. He said this is a very tricky situation. “We might need a dermatologist to come on board to determine the cause of the skin irritation; whether it is a chemical used in our water,” said Watson. Ugu was contacted for comment but none was received.
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HE outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa has finally been traced to an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Limpopo, and Rainbow Chicken Limited, reported Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. This comes after nine children under the age of five years from the same crèche, were rushed to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto on January 14, where paedi atricians suspected a foodborn dis ease, including listeriosis, as the possible cause of the illness after they diagnosed all nine children with febrile gastroenteritis. Environmental practitioners were informed of the finding and it was discovered that the children had eaten two unrelated brands of polo ny manufactured by Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken Limited. Confirmed cases of listeriosis have risen to 948, as from January 2017. The Department of Health was able to trace 659 patients and the fatality rate is sitting at 180 pa tients, which amounts to 27%
South Africans, said Motsoaledi at a media briefing on March 4. South Africa was reported as having nearly 750 confirmed cases by January, according to the World Health Organisation. It is believed to be the largest outbreak of the bacterial disease yet, greater than an outbreak of the disease in 2011 when the United States had a total of 147 reported cases. The minister said that the Na tional Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has been searching and speaking to patients who were affected by the bacteria to find out more about the food they had con sumed. It was then discovered that 93 of the people (85%) reported that they had eaten readytoeat proc essed products, including polony which was the most common, vien nas and sausages, as well as other cold meats. Retailers around South Africa, in cluding Spar, Shoprite and Pick n Pay, have been releasing statements informing the public that they have removed the two implicated food
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MAYHEM broke out at the licensing depart ment last Friday, with people demanding to be assisted after being turned away more than twice due to system limitations. The disgruntled customers said they were told that the department only had one com puter working and therefore the staff could only assist 50 people a day.
People said that they felt it is not fair to be turned away after having queued since the early hours of the morning on more than one occasion. Wendy Strachan from Pumula Beach, who went to renew her licence, said she was there for the third time. “I don’t blame the residents for being up in arms because people take off work to sort out their licensing issues. I was here by 7.30 am but was still turned away,” said Stra
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for the inconvenience. (sic).” Chetty was contacted to confirm the post, however, he made it clear that his original post said nothing about a strike. It only confirmed that workers never arrived for work and contractors were as signed by the municipality to do the job. Chetty said his post may have been edited. The Fever spoke to Uvon go resident Banise Denimy, who had the contractors working outside his home to fix the burst pipe. Denimy said the pipe run ning through his property had a break and it was reported last Thursday. However, no one arrived to repair it until last Saturday. “I did report a pipe break on Thursday and it was only fixed on Saturday by a team who identified them selves as contract workers. I asked the men to shut the water off, however, they didn’t know where to access it. They informed me that the repair was temporary and someone would come back and fix it. The men confirmed that there was a strike at Ugu and also told me about the death threats,” said Denimy. On Monday, Ugu held a meeting with the unions. The Fever requested comment on the matter, but none was forthcoming.
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EMBERS of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Lower South Coast region, marched from Dick King Square to Port Shepstone Regional Hospital last Wednesday, to address issues on the quality of health-care services provided by the hospital. The march was lead by commissar Delisile Ngwenya (member of Parliament) and Mpumelelo Mbono (EFF regional organiser). Mbono said the branch was sat-
isfied with the turnout, having had over 150 members join the march. He said the march was a result of a three-month monitoring process, which involved talks with patients on how they feel about the hospital’s level of service delivery. “We handed over a memorandum with a list of grievances, which included the issue of making patients pay R40 for hospital services. Second on the list was the late delivery of chronic medication to the local clinics,” said Mbono. Also on the list was the waiting period for ambulances in respond-
ing to emergencies, the inappropriate treatment of patients by nurses and staff, the communication barriers between doctors and patients and [the lack of] privacy and dignity of HIV patients, just to mention a few issues. Mbono said the memorandum was handed over and welcomed by the hospital CEO Busisiwe Ndlovu. The EFF has given the hospital seven working days to respond. The hospital was contacted for comment, however, none had been received at the time of going to press.
THE ANC’s lower South Coast offices are currently closed due to disruptions from party members protesting over the mat ter of the powers of the Regional Execu tive Committee (REC) being taken away prior to the party’s national conference last December which saw the voting in of President Cyril Ramaphosa. At the time, the party’s provincial spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli said the decision to strip the REC of its powers was taken in the interests of the party. He said the provincial executive had intervened on several occasions over ten sions that were going on in the region and branches were raising issues that many of them were being disadvantaged primarily because they did not, in the view of those branches, support the view of the domi nant branches. Following the incident, the REC was adamant that it was not given valid rea soning for the stripping of its powers and would fight to have them replaced.
The issue was rehashed two weeks ago during a meeting the NEC held at the Uvongo town hall to report back on the decision to remove Jacob Zuma as presi dent. Following the meeting, the members reportedly submitted a memorandum to the NEC stipulating a list of demands with a deadline and when these were not met, ANC members in the regional downed tools and disrupted operations in the re gional office in protest. “We confirm that members of the ANC have disrupted the normal operations of the regional office. “The offices remain closed. We further confirm that their reasons for doing so are that their demands for the reinstatement of powers of the ANC regional executive committee have not been dealt with de spite its urgency,” said party spokesper son Selvan Chetty. “We confirm that the lack of progress in this regard is affecting service delivery in the various local municipalities where important vacancies need to be filled,” said Chetty.
IFP conference discusses land and servicedelivery issues OMEGA MOAGI >>firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT 800 IFP members in the region gathered at the Port Shepstone Civic Cen tre for the party’s conference on Sunday. Topics for discussion included the nomination of Valenkosi Hlabisa as the party’s presidential candidate, land ex propriation and servicedelivery issues. Regional spokesperson Sifundo Ngwane said the party will fight the com mission if it tries to take land from tradi tional leaders and the Ingonyama Trust,
as per reports. “With regards to the land issue, we believe that the large amounts of land in the region that are wasted on sugarcane farming should be used for the farming of vegetables and other crops. This would benefit the community and economy,” said Ngwane. Speaking on the party’s relevance, Ngwane said: “We had 850 people in at tendance on Sunday. The IFP also has 21 councillors in the region and about 18 members who were leaders in the NFP who broke away from us, actually came back and were present on Sunday.”
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AY Nkonyeni Municipality and a local estate company are stuck in a tug of war over a collection point for the estate, while residents say they feel unsafe. The feud over a collection point for The Farm Eco Estate has been ongoing for at least a year. On December 21, 2017, the Fever reported that waste believed to have been illegally dumped by a local estate was seen on a regular basis at a street corner near the estate in Shelly beach. Residents in the area then said they felt unsafe due to this collection of rubbish because the dumping not only littered the area but also attracted vagrants. Ray Nkonyeni Municipality has since confirmed the dumping to be from The Farm Eco Estate, adding that the municipality will be seeking legal action in dealing with the matter. “The municipality’s Waste Management Section has advised the caretakers of the estate on numerous occasion to either acquire a skip or build a containment area for waste. “This is due to the estate’s refusal to permit our trucks within the property, citing possible damage to its roads,” said municipal spokesperson Nomusa Zulu. She said they have noted that the residents dump refuse outside the residence even out-
side of collection days, ignoring the “No dumping” sign which was erected by the municipality in the area. “The municipality is exploring options in an attempt to deal with what is a flagrant breach of the by-laws, and will act once a decision has been made,” said Zulu. Managing agent at the The Farm, Terry Botha, said it is the municipality that has refused to collect refuse from each resident within the estate, forcing the homeowners’ association to collect the rubbish and leave it outside the estate’s gate for the municipality to collect. Botha said the association only places the refuse outside on the morning of the collection days. “Initially, refuse emanating from The Farm was placed just outside the gate on Strelitzia Road. “However, it was found that when collecting refuse, the refuse collection vehicle would reverse down Strelitzia Road, the refuse would be loaded and when the truck proceeded up the road, polluted and unsightly liquid waste would spill from the back of the truck onto Strelitzia Road,” said Botha. “This was not acceptable to the owners living along the road. “The municipality then decided rather to have all the refuse for collection put on a level pavement at the intersection, the same as for all individual households and complexes,” said Botha.
Vagrants are using water dripping from a water leak in Mar gate to wash cars. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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RESIDENTS of Port Shepstone have raised concerns about several water leaks which have reportedly been continuing in public areas for months. Vagrants and selfemployed car guards near the Margate beach front are, however, seeing the silver lin ing in the crisis and are using a water leak at the beach front to wash people’s cars. This particular leak spews out of a dilapidated tanker construction near the tourism centre on Finnis Road. This and other leaks have reportedly been pointed out to Ugu on numerous occasions. A business owner on Oscar Borchers (sugarmill) Road in Port Shepstone said he has become despond ent about a particular leak near his business that the municipality cannot seem to fix. “I have been reporting the leak for weeks and no one seems to care. Water
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AFTER numerous calls by the KwaGoqoza community to meet with the Ugu District Municipality to address the issues that resulted in the vandalism of municipal infrastructure and tampering with scouring valves in the area, the meeting finally took place. The municipality has also confirmed that there was unrest, however, it has been resolved. Ugu spokesperson Trevor Khanyile said following the water disruptions due to the unrest at KwaGoqo za, Ugu Mayor Modli Chiliza sent officials from the wa ter portfolio to meet the community. “Chairperson Councillor P.H. Mthiyane met with community members and izinduna to listen and try to resolve issues that ranged from high unemploy ment in the community to land used for the construc tion and installation of the water pipe line, education opportunities and other issues. “A community leader said that the issue that has caused most of the problems is empty promises on employment,” said Khanyile. He said Mthiyane responded and said the munici pality commits itself to never appoint people without following the proper channels of advertising and in terviews.
“The community is of the view that since Umtha vuna plant is built in their community they are sup posed to get employment there. Mthiyane said that Umthavuna passes through a number of communities and in general, pipelines have to go through communi ties, hence community members get employment during construction. She emphasised that should it happen that there are vacancies at whatever level, people will get equal opportunities to apply and be interviewed,” said Khanyile. Mthiyane also emphasised that it is important for the Goqoza community to ensure that they identify matriculants to apply for the Mayoral Registration Fee programme, when the time comes. A member of the community and a reliable source to the Fever, said the community welcomed the reso lution and that the situation has been calmed. He said Mthiyane’s response saying that the mu nicipality has no funds to employ more people at the Umthavuna plant at the moment was understanda ble. “When she assured the people that they will be given a chance when there are opportunities available, she really calmed them down,” said the resident. He said the issue of security officers patrolling the area was not resolved. Mthiyane said she will go back to the office and address the issue.
March 8, 2018
‘Moving’ launch for controversial book
Thami Mtshengu said she would rec ommend the book to her daugh ter.
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OHANNESBURGBASED author Jackie Phamotse launched her newly released book, Bare, at St Michael’s on Sand on Saturday. The launch, organised by book club founder Rita Nako, was wellattended by book lovers from all over the South Coast. Through her “moving” presentation, Phamotse unpacked the book and encour aged women to take a stand against abuse. The book details her experience of being gang raped for three hours at a Bloemfon tein club when she was 17 years old and at tending a boarding school in the area. One of her rapists, she said, was a ANC deputy minister. Since releasing the book in which she does not name the rapist, Phamotse said she and have family have been victimised and harassed in a bid to try to silence her. “I could not find a publisher for the book be cause all publishing houses said my book was too controversial. I had to selfpublish and on the eve of my first launch they stole all our books; all 2 000 copies were stolen. At the time, I was also living in my car for safety. I later moved to a safe house and I got protection because I was receiving threats,” said Phamotse. On the eve of her launch at St Michael’s on Saturday, Phamotse said her body guard was shot dead at the airport. “Today is my birthday, I am turning 30, but it is a very sad birthday for me because of this [her body guard’s death]. We have been through a lot together and he made many sacrifices for me. “He was only 38 years old and he had a family, a wife and children. It saddens me
RIGHT: At the launch on Saturday (from left) Cindy Dlezi, Silindile Nxasana, Nomfundo Jula and Sinethemba Dlamini.
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Jackie Phamotse (left) and launch organiser Rita Nako. because I know that bullet was meant for me,” said Phamotse. She became emotional as she recalled the rape. “I decided to speak out about this for all the women who cannot. As women, we are so good at pretending that every thing is fine when it is not. We put our make up on and we smile to the world while we are dying inside. We need to stop this.
“My mother lived in an abusive relation ship all her life and nothing changed be cause she was quiet about it. I was 12 years old when my father shot my mother. He cleaned out the wound himself and every one was quiet about it. If I keep quiet about the violations that happened to me I am not honouring my mother’s death. We cannot be a society that is blindfolded.”
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The 2018 Ugu CCIFSA Imbizo task team. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
The complexities of government tenders A TENDER is a method utilised to contract for the purchase of goods or services. In the public sector it essentially involves a competitive and public bidding process, wherein competitors in a specific market are given an opportunity to bid for
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UGU BEAT CLLR MA CHILLIZA UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY MAYOR UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY MAYOR M.A. CHILIZA THE municipality is distressed and concerned by the reckless and non-cooperative attitude displayed by the Samwu union during the recently held negotiations over what was presented
Municipality warns residents of possible interruptions by the union as unfavourable working conditions by its members. The protracted negotiations between the municipality and the union reached a deadlock after the municipality had made all efforts in meeting the union demands of ensuring that the fundamental issues were being diligently resolved but despite all these efforts, the union leadership resorted to engaging in dramatics and acts of brinkmanship. They thereafter demanded that the
municipality must not renew the employment contract of one it’s senior manager, a demand which was unambiguously rejected by the municipality. This was an obvious act of provocation and clearly demonstrated that the union was not willing to conclude these negotiations amicably. And it became obvious that we were dealing with some unprecedented levels of disdain and intransigence from the worker’s union. The municipality is currently ex-
ploring all available legal options to ensure that law and order is being restored. We therefore regret to advise all residents of possible water supply interruptions during this period as a possible threat of downing tools by workers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers Union looks eminent. Despite all this, the municipality is ready to use all it’s available resources to ensure that it minimises the impact
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Panic, privilege and politics: South Africa’s land expropriation debate IAN SCOONES SOUTH Africa’s land reform policy is a mess. A combination of incompetence, poor policy and scandal have meant that there has been little progress in years. The parliamentary High Level Panel report effectively dissects the problems. But in recent days, the land issue, always bubbling under the surface in South Africa’s unresolved post-apartheid settlement, has burst into the limelight. By announcing the intention to change the Constitution to allow for “expropriation without compensation”, the ANC has tried to steal the thunder of maverick radical Julius Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters party. Last week a motion was approved in Parliament with the full backing of President Cyril Ramaphosa. There has been panic and outrage. The white privileged classes are shocked. Sections of the international media are apoplectic. Capital has warned of the worst. The rand has taken a knock on the markets. And the newspapers and airwaves are full of vivid commentary of impending doom. And — yes of course — Zimbabwe is once again being deployed in South Africa’s political discourse as the example of how bad it can become. This is just like Robert Mugabe’s land grab, which can only result in poverty and disaster. And on, and on, with all the usual myths and stereotypes being trotted out. More sane commentary points out of course that this is more about political power plays than any big change. Unlike the EFF, which is calling for land nationalisation, the ANC has made no mention of such a move. To allay fears, the ANC has announced that expropriation without compensation would only take place only if food security and the wider economy was not threatened. Quite how this would be assessed is anyone’s guess. And, in any case, as Geoff Budlender, the DG of Land Affairs from 1994, and many others point out, the existing 1996 Constitution in section 25(3) allows for ex-
propriation anyway, with “just and equitable” compensation. Any change therefore would be largely symbolic not substantive. Even Malema says “no one will lose their houses”. The problem in the past has been that the willing-seller-willing-buyer approach has been the policy default. This has meant a slow pace of change and high costs when market prices are paid, as in the notorious R1 billion originally proposed payout in the Mala Mala case. Shifting the balance towards expropriation, away from only a reliance on the market may change the dynamic of land reform for the better. Debates must follow as to what just and equitable compensation would be. Sometimes it will be zero; in most cases not. One of the foci for outrage and panic has been the presumed assault on the unassailable property rights clause, a key element of the negotiated settlement of 1994. In South Africa, this is an ideological lynchpin; an almost religious conviction that the world would collapse if there was any change in freehold property rights. Again, these arguments are replete with myths; ones that keep being repeated in Zimbabwe. Under the new proposals, a framework of property rights would continue to exist but the conditions would change, just as they have in Zimbabwe. A new post land reform framework can continue to be the basis for investment, finance and successful agriculture. Indeed, as it does in many other parts of the world without the weird hang-ups that are the legacy of southern Africa’s settler past. It is this past that is swirling around the debate in South Africa. Race, white privilege and the unresolved questions of redistribution following the end of apartheid are all central. As Ben Cousins points out, those who are suffering the most from expropriation without any hint of compensation are poor blacks in places like KwaZulu-Natal, where chiefs, holding state land in trust in the communal areas, are complicit in massive ex-
propriation for mining, housing and other grabs. This seems not to be part of the debate, as it’s framed as an assault on historic white privilege. Seen through this lens, the pleading of the (mostly) white farmer lobby or the business community is simply an argument for continuing special treatment that started with colonialism. The big mistake of their Zimbabwean equivalents from the eighties, and particularly in the late nineties, was the abject failure to accept that change was long overdue and then not engaging with the process fulsomely and positively, so shifting the narrative. With the Motlanthe High Level panel report out, a political debate raging and a new president, this should be the moment in South Africa to change the discourse on agriculture and land reform, after so many years in the doldrums. Unlike in the nineties in Zimbabwe, this must mean everyone engaging in a national dialogue. One of the best contributions in the furore last week in South Africa was from Sue from Somerset West who called into Eusebius McKaiser’s talk show, proclaiming emotionally that not all whites are against land reform, and that grappling with white privilege is vital. A brave and powerful intervention. The lesson from Zimbabwe for South Africa is not that land reform is a disaster. Far from it — it is essential for economic renewal and central to moving on from the past. Agrarian reform in post-settler economies must deal not only with economic reconfiguration, but also fundamental changes in institutions and outlook for a new era. Hopefully this is the moment for South Africa — at last — to confront these tough transitional issues, now 24 years on. • Ian Scoones is a professorial fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, codirector of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex and joint convener of the Future Agricultures Consortium. This article first appeared on Zimbabwe land.
JUSTIN MACKRORY: CEO SOUTH COAST TOURISM
South Coast Sunday eve JUSTIN MACKRORY CEO OF SOUTH COAST TOURISM IT’S March and I am still seeing a number of our delightful spots hosting not only a lot of foreign visitors but also many folk from up country. It is, after all, probably the beginning of the best and most comfortable time of year to visit. I usually return to the South Coast from my home in the Midlands on a Sunday, and being a very poor cook, I go to some or other local place to have supper and prepare work on my laptop for the week ahead. Last Sunday was one of those magic South Coast days — sunny skies, beautiful sea and hardly a breeze. I parked off at St Michael’s beach and in-between writing up the beginnings of the tourism plan for nearby Gamalakhe, I took in the sights and sounds of sundowner time at one of our favourite beaches. A family of eight from up country (Vereeniging I think) was at the table next to me and as their children played happily on the generous lawns available, the adults sipped away at cocktails as if they were on
some exotic tropical island somewhere. Then at supper time their order arrived accompanied by gasps at the generosity of the helping for what the inexpensive menu may have suggested. One happy family — tick. Other couples were private and content in their togetherness, and at a large table a birthday gathering was in exuberant swing. A mix of Zulu, English, Afrikaans and German-speaking people was there and all were very content, getting on merrily with the end of a lovely weekend and socialising. It’s days like this that capture the essence of the South Coast — unhurried, chilled, inexpensive and something for everybody. That is why we remain in that special place with an endearing recipe that really reinforces it as a likable leisure land for weekenders and holidaymakers. As one visitor I spoke to said: “Who needs to live in cities if we can have all of this?”. For me, it was a pity I had work the next day, otherwise I would have stayed a lot longer. What a pleasant Sunday in the paradise of the Zulu Kingdom.
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stance, are among the poorest in the world, yet almost all of them have access to land. Hopefully, the debate will soon calm down as we get into the business of working on real solutions with realistic contributions from all sides. The national discourse will inevitably divert somewhat once the criminal charges against Zuma have been reinstated and the Zondo Inquiry into state capture and other corruption hearings start. If we don’t solve the land issue to the satisfaction of a majority of citizens during the current process, it will continue to haunt and destabilise us. It won’t get better if we don’t act decisively and it won’t go away. It can only get worse. Justice must be done. Historic wrongs must be reversed. I wish more white South Africans would embrace these truths and understand that it isn’t only the right thing to do, it is also in their long-term interests. — News24.
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T is time for the high emotions around the land debate to subside so that a real debate can start to get to sustainable and lasting solutions to the urgent problem of the redistribution of agricultural and urban land. Political opportunism and cheap populism surely played a role in forcing the crisis upon us now, but now that we are here, let’s get to the bottom of a century-old problem, the product of the “original sin”. White South Africans should try hard to understand that it is about much more than just reorganising ownership patterns. It is also about symbolism, history and inequality, and even, among some, a need to have the white minority “put in its place”, to make them feel the pain the majority felt for so long. There are many black citizens, especially among younger generations, who still yearn for the psychological release of a liberation moment that they feel 1994 did not deliver. But we should all be honest about the fact that the ANC’s present position on expropriation without compensation has a lot to do with next year’s election. It is no secret that the Cyril Ramaphosa ANC — because there are still two ANCs — still believes that the present Constitution provides enough room for expropriation without compensation, or very little compensation, when circumstances determine that. ANC speaker upon ANC speaker made this point when they opposed the EFF’s expropriation motion in Parliament last year. But Ramaphosa and his faction are playing along with the populists to steal the EFF’s thunder until after the 2019 election. It doesn’t need sophisticated political analysis to understand that the EFF has lost the most lethal arrows in its bow: Jacob Zuma, the Guptas, state capture and corruption. This has happened at a time when the EFF is pushing hard to make real electoral progress and break through the 10% barrier to at least 15% of the vote in next year’s election so it can set itself up as a coalition partner to the ANC. The EFF has now replaced Zuma and the Guptas with two new arrows it hopes will be as lethal: land expropriation and anti-white sentiments. These are the drums it will be beating for the next year. The ANC indeed stole much of the EFF’s thunder when it embraced the EFF’s parliamentary motion on land. But the reality is that a critical issue such as the sanctity of ownership of property ensconced in the Constitution cannot be resolved reasonably without lengthy debates, in-depth research, workshops and summits, which probably means no final decision on a change in the Constitution will take place before next year’s election. The workshops and land summits will have seriously and honestly to consider the real research into the failures of the state since 1994 to effect real land reform, as articulated in the ANC’s own think tank, Kgalema Motlanthe’s High Level Panel that published its report in November last year. The identified lack of state capacity, corruption and bureaucratic tardiness and incompetence cannot be ignored. My feeling now is that the ideal result would be for Parliament to formulate a new and clear
threat and unwanted. I do think it would be very appropriate for Ramaphosa to pour oil on the waters in the next few days and utter a few words of reassurance. Our Constitution does, after all, state in its preamble that “South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity”. The danger of the ANC’s strategy to steal the EFF’s thunder and embrace land expropriation blindly, as it has mostly done so far, is that it raises sharply expectations, with the result that whatever orderly solution is eventually found, won’t satisfy many people. It is simply untrue that “giving the land back” would end all poverty, result in enormous black wealth and turn poor townships like Alexandra into model neighbourhoods with hospitals, good schools, shopping centres and business centres, as Malema promised on Sunday. The people of Mozambique and Mali, for in-
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expropriation bill and to ask the Constitutional Court to test it against the Constitution as it stands. But I think we could go much further than that and draw up ambitious and innovative plans that would not only bring justice, but would genuinely empower people without the negative unintended consequences of a blanket licence to the state to take people’s property away from them. Unfortunately, the EFF is hellbent on thundering ahead with the most extreme race rhetoric I have heard in my lifetime, excluding the now defunct AWB, of course. It is reckless to set up an entire population group as the common enemy of the black majority. For Julius Malema to use language, as he did on the weekend, saying that whites should “go to hell” and that the EFF plans to “cut the throat of whiteness”, complete with a finger across the throat, is not tolerable in any real democracy. Malema got many cheers from his crowd with these cheap populist threats, but I’m not convinced that this is the kind of thing that would make his party grow beyond 10%. It’s just too Robert Mugabe-esque. Whites, and other “non-blacks”, to turn a nasty old term around, should find ways not to internalise the aggression and insults, because to hit back with their own insults and threats would just serve to reinforce Malema and his ilk’s recklessness. This column will probably be met with accusations of “white fragility” and attempts to protect white privilege, but there is no denying that it is in no one’s interests to push over the edge white feelings of being under imminent
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BABA GASELA THE ONLY WAY TO A SUCCESSFUL LIFE To my fellow South Africans its your time to choose to make changes in your life this 2018. You have no more excuses for your ﬁnancial problems that you have. My name is Akhona Shazi from Margate, KZN and my cell is 083 402 2427 but now live in Umhlanga in Durban because of business and properties that l have that Baba Gasela helped me to get through his wonderful miracles. It all started when I left Margate to come to Durban in order to continue my small restaurant business. that l had, hoping to get successful after so many years in Margate without success or even a small change on my business until the 3rd January when l got the Fever Newspaper for the customers to read while waiting for their orders in the restaurant. I was very surprised to read the testimonies for lots of people thanking and praising BABA GASELA or the miracles he had done to them and their families for changing their lives mainly the story of Michelle Moodley, a rich Indian Woman who testiﬁes about the SHORT BOYS who put R1 500 000 in her account within 4 hrs and pay BABA GASELA R400 000 without any problems from the bank. l couldn’t waste time but to call her ﬁrst which she promise and guarantee me that BABA GASELA is the only herbalist or doctor who can help me change my ﬁnancial problems in life and also to boost my restaurant business until l called him and ordered the MAGIC WALLET which is helping me to boost my business by getting R100 000 each and every day and pay him back R300 000 from the R700 000 that l get every 7 days (a week). After using the MAGIC WALLET for a month, l spoke to Baba GASELA and asked him to put R2 000 000 in my bedroom using his RATS or special SHORT BOYS which he promised and guaranteed me that I will get money before 9am the next day because the day l called him, his RATS and SHORT BOYS was already booked because he got lots of customers that he is helping to change their life but l was very surprised to see the money in my bedroom when l woke up without even noticing that the RATS came to put money in my bedroom and paid him back R500 000 with a smile on my face. As l was sure that my ﬁnancial problems were totally over. l am a happy woman now because of the miracles that happened to me in 2018. through Baba GASELA as l invested the money by opening different businesses in Durban and Port Shepstone. To all the business people and everyone who got ﬁnancial problems but you have tried your best for your business to get successful or if you have been trying different ways to get success in your life including using different Herbalists, Sangomas and Doctors but it never works and just left you in a bigger problem than before, l promise you all that EVERY SECOND YOU WILL TALK WITH BABA GASELA BRINGS A FRESH BEGINNING AND EVERY MINUTE HOLDS A NEW PROMISE OF CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE.
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Swazi golfer takes SuperSport Ladies Challenge Cup T
HE Sunshine Ladies Tour SuperSport Ladies Challenge at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club last week ended with a wire-to-wire victory for Swazi golfer Nobuhle Dlamini. Dlamini (27) closed with a final round two-over 72 to capture the R400 000 event presented by Sun International, by one shot from Lora Assad last Friday. Dlamini was challenged by a number of players, including Assad, who posted four-under with her final round 69. Port Shepstone professional Melissa Eaton was also in contention most of the way before signing off with a three-over 73 and third place on threeunder. The significance of her triumph in the extremely windy conditions at the par 70 layout was not lost on Dlamini. “Personally this has built me a lot. I’ve learnt about being confident, trusting what you’re doing,” said Dlamini. “I won a lot as an amateur, but it has
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been too long since my last win. So I needed to win to know I could still do it. It’s the beginning of a good journey for me. I hope it will open many doors in terms of sponsorships and getting into other bigger tournaments.” Dlamini has been knocking on the door many times over the past four years in the pro ranks, but particularly this season. A fourth-place finish at the Jo’burg Ladies Open in January and joint second at the SA Women’s Masters last week suggested the watershed moment was near. On a windswept final day at the coastal oasis, her hopes turned to reality. “I kept saying I was going to win and I felt that I could win, but I just couldn’t finish it off,” Dlamini said. “I wasn’t expecting much. I just believed I was good enough to win. That belief relaxed me. I said to myself I should just forget about the results and trust the process.” Coming out the green-side bunker, she missed a 10-footer for bogey, but was able to glide in a knee-knocking
three-footer to get her hands on the trophy and a pay cheque of R56 000. Dlamini will take a boat load of confidence into next week’s Investec South African Women’s Open at Westlake Golf Club and not only from lifting her first trophy. The victory catapulted her to second in the Investec Property Fund Order of Merit and she will start the Ladies European Tour co-sanctioned event less than 400 points behind Stacy Bregman, who remained at the top of the summit and moved to 1 710 points with a joint 24th place finish. The final scores for the top three were, Nobuhle Dlamini 64 69 72, Lora Assad 67 70 69 and Melissa Eaton 69 65 73. — Supplied.
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Getting to know local superstar golfer Melissa Eaton Eaton is currently on the Sunshine Ladies tour which was showcased at San Lameer golf estate as well as the Wild Coast Sun country club in recent weeks, and continues at the Westlake Golf club in Cape Town. She grew up in Port Shepstone and attended prima ry and secondary school in the area as well. She also spent two years at Creston College when the school first opened. “I grew up with my mother, Colleen Eaton, along with my twin sister Nicola and I have an older sister An drea. We are all very close, and all athletes.” I started playing golf at age 12 mostly because my mother owned the golf shop at Port Shepstone Country Club. My twin sister and I would always be at the golf course so we decided to take it up,” said Eaton. Since then, Eaton has achieved a long list of acco lades in her golfing career, including runnerup at the Sun International Ladies Challenge (2015), Dimension Data Ladies Pro Ann (2015), Ladies Tshwane Open (2015), Supersport Ladies Challenge (2017) as well as the South African Women’s Masters (2018). Pursuing a career as a professional golfer has, how ever, not all been a bed of roses, says Eaton. “The biggest challenge in my career has been the financial obligation that comes with the sport. We earn at least 10 times less money then our male counterparts and yet our expenses are the same. “We don’t have as many opportunities either in terms of having a yearlong tour here in South Africa
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to play and so we are very grateful for just the three month’s swing we now have which seems to be getting stronger and growing. It’s so important for us to have this tour to gain experience, sharpen our skill set and expose women’s golf in our country,” said Eaton. As a result, Eaton had to make a hard decision to stop playing full time in 2016. “Financially, I couldn’t afford to support myself and sponsors are few and far between so I took up the posi tion as assistant golf director at Parkview Golf Course in 2016 and then got promoted to full golf director in 2017. “I resigned since [in December 2017] to start teaching golf full time at Parkview Golf Course, along side fellow Women’s Professional Golf Association pro Tandi McCallum.” Moving to Johannesburg, she says, was the best move she could have made for her career. “I was still playing on the Ladies European Tour so for travel it was the easiest, plus the weather all year round in Johannesburg is great for golf. I also started working with my team at the High Perform ance Centre in Pretoria who were fantastic in helping me,” said Eaton. The highlight of her career, she says, was when she won the 2013 Symetra Tour in the United States of America. “This came after a very difficult period in my life so it was a very monumental time for me after every
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