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MANY people either look forward to the festive pe riod and begin their countdown to Christmas in Oc tober, while others are left running for the hills to avoid the ‘silliness’ that comes with the season. As we get ready to wind down and take a breath er, we decided to reflect on some of the wonderful reasons to celebrate the year that was. Yes, we can talk about some of the lowlights as well (no pun on the word ‘lights’), but that would not be very festive at all. The team at the Fever has had a wonderful year and has shared some truly remarkable memories with you. We’ve had an actionpacked year from meeting wonderful individuals who are slowly changing their communities one step at a time to covering campaigns that shows a proactive community who are willing to fight for their beloved home towns. To those people who are continuously going the
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extra mile to serve others, we would like to salute you and thank you for allowing us to share your sto ries. This year South Africans voted hoping for the best – many are now glued to the parliament ses sion coverage because you never know what to ex pect. In 2015 we will be joining the queues for the byelections and once again, hoping for positive change. We know we live in a beautiful city and another reason to be a proud Durbanite is Durban has been voted an official new Seven Wonder City of the world. The picturesque beaches, rolling hills and breathtaking skyline together with a host of won derful inhabitants, sets us apart from the rest of South Africa. After 40 years, the Miss World title is held by a South African.
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continues to destroy some of our communities. However, the one thing that continues to stand undefeated is the spirit of the Upper Highway community. Through the difficult times, our readers have once again proven that we are, without a doubt, among the most resilient and strong-willed. We have weathered all the storms that came our way and have demonstrated that we can be a community to be proud of - from our disabled horse rider achieving his goals to a local woman beating breast cancer and becoming an inspiration to others - our community stands together proud! We are confident that 2015 will be better than ever. We, at The Hillcrest Fever, have faced our
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See 2019 Fever calendar inside Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World at the weekend and now features in a long list of remarka ble women who continue to make a difference to the countries they live in and the world. South Africans also took time through out the year to remember Nelson Mandela and do their bit to fulfill his legacy. It’s been a year since his death and many ques tioned the stability and patriotism of South Afri cans. The good news is, it seems as if communities are now more united than ever. Many believe his spirit still lives on calling it a sprinkling of ‘Madiba magic’. Clearly South Africans will continue to make great strides despite the negative news that some times comes to the fore. The Fever would like to wish all our fantastic cli ents and readers a wonderfully happy festive sea son and here’s to welcoming 2015 in style.
own challenges this year, but as we enter 2015 we renew our pledge to you to do our very best to continue to be the most accurate, fair and balanced source of news, opinion, features, sports and entertainment in the Upper Highway Area. We will continue to be open and honest with our readers and we assure you that the new year will be one never to be forgotten. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones this year and those experiencing difficulties of all types this holiday season. We extend sincere and warm wishes to our Hillcrest Fever family for a safe and peaceful festive season, and a happy and prosperous 2015. Kalisha Naicker Senior Journalist Hillcrest Fever
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N Amanzimtoti and surrounding areas there are a few important crime trends that have been noticed. While the police are working hard to eradicate theft of vehicles, comparatively, the number of carjacking cases has seen an increase. Captain Charlene Van Der Spuy of Amanzimtoti SAPS communications said: “It also has been realised that stationary cars are not only targets of these thieves, but mobile cars are also, which is believed to be caused by the effective technology in vehicles that make it more difficult to steal a stationary vehicle. It is much simpler to force the driver out of a running vehicle during a hijacking, but the alarming part is that the threat is life threatening.” “We appeal to the community to be vigilant and to take note that a carjacking can not only occur whilst
driving and stopping at intersections or driveways, but also while you are sitting in your car in a street or public and picnic area, entertaining or chatting with friends,” added Van Der Spuy. The SAPS would like to appeal to the public to please be careful and to adhere to the below tips on how to protect yourself from a carjacking. — If approached by a stranger while in your vehicle drive off, if possible, or use your hooter to attract attention — Lock doors, close windows and do not have bags or briefcases visible in the vehicle; use the boot for this. Cellphones should also not be visible. Sometimes hijackings take place for the goods in your car and not the car itself — When approaching a red traffic light at night, slow down so that you only reach it when it turns green
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upwards. Police are cautioning livestock owners not to fall prey to this scam. They urged people to beware and that police will never request cash from a victim. Stock Theft Investigators will in fact assist victims and would transport them to view the recovered livestock. All the victims of stock theft are advised to make contact with their investigating officers as soon as they have opened a stock theft case. If they have been contacted by these criminals, they are advised to immediately contact the nearest police station or their investigating officer. — Supplied.
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MANZIMTOTI SPCA recently received a donation of pet food from Tarryn and Sian Fountain. The organisation would like to thank them for their wonderful donation. — Supplied.
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Santa surprises beachgoers THERE was great excitement at Amanzimtoti main beach when Father Christmas (Andre Beetge) paid a surprise visit, with some gifts for beachgoers. Sapphire Coast Tourism organised a sizzling summer beach campaign jam-packed with events and activities designed to appeal to the whole family. — Supplied.
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INGSWAY High School’s class of 2018 achieved a 97,5% pass, with 150 pupils achieving a bachelor’s pass, 35 achieving a diploma pass and seven achieving a higher certificate pass. A total of 329 subject distinctions were achieved. Twenty-three pupils achieved an A aggregate (80% and above) with four of these achieving above 90%; 47 pupils achieved a B aggregate (70% and above) and 59 achieved a C aggregate (60% and above). Six pupils achieved seven distinctions, five pupils achieved six distinctions, eight pupils achieved five distinctions and 10 pupils achieved four distinctions. KINGSWAY HIGH’S TOP PUPILS WERE: 1. Nishen Naidoo, seven distinctions, Ave 92,9%. 2. Kimera Bechan, seven distinctions, Ave 92%. 3. Kimara Singh, seven distinctions, Ave 91,3%. 4. Keldon Hirallal, six distinctions, Ave 89,3%. 5. Kailin Reddy, seven distinctions, Ave
89%. 6. Asanda Ntobela, six distinctions, Ave 88%. 7. Verusha Govender, seven distinctions, Ave 87,4%. 8. Zama Mbanjwa, six distinctions, Ave 87,3%. 9. Yatra Roopnarian, six distinctions, Ave 86,4%. 10. Anele Dlungwane, five distinctions, Ave 85,7%. The top subject marks are as follows: Kimara Singh who scored 92 in English and 95 in life orientation, Nishen Naidoo who scored 95 in Afrikaans and 97 in physical sciences, Anele Dlungwane who scored 95 in IsiZulu, Keldon Hiralall who scored 96 in maths, Kimera Bechan who scored 92 in life sciences and 98 in accounting, Yatra Roopnarain who scored 97 in history, Kailin Reddy who scored 97 in Eng, graphic design, Kaedyn Naicker who scored 89 in visual arts, Zama Mbanjwa who scored 95 in bus. studies, Nobuhle Makhonza and Anele Dlungwane who scored 90 in dramatic arts, and Shaun Schoeman who scored 90 in CAT. — Supplied.
Kingsway’s top pupil Nishen Naidoo.
Kingsway’s second top pupil Kimera Bechan.
Toti High School matrics produce excellent results AMANZIMTOTI High School is pleased to announce the excellent results of the matric class of 2018. One hundred and twenty-four pupils completed their NSC exams and achieved an impressive 99,2% pass rate. The school’s pupils proved that consistent hard work really does pay off, with 83% of the class achieving a bachelor’s pass. They are also thrilled that 17 of the pupils earned A aggregates. This is a phenomenal achievement that more than doubles last year’s results. The top five pupils are Sean Scorer with an aggregate of 88% and six distinctions, Kiara Singh with an aggregate of 87% and
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OCAL swimmer Monica Botha recently participated in the 2018 eThekwini Speedo Provincial Championships at the Kings Park Swimming Pool. This competition saw five days of KZN level three, SA National junior qualifiers, and senior swimmers convene at the park’s outdoor, 25-meter pool. On all five days, Monica competed in various events. She earned three gold medals, the 200 back SA National Junior Qualifying Time, and a personal best (PB) on the first day. On the second day, she earned one gold medal, two silver and two PBs. On day three, Monica went home with two bronze medals and two new PBs. On day four, she achieved one gold, one silver and two PBs. On the final day she achieved two gold and two PBs. With a total of 252 points, Monica was named
as the Top 11 and under female point scorer. The top point scorers in the respective age groups will receive their rewards during 2019 at a special KZN Aquatics awards evening.
Out of five days, 13 heats, and 13 finals, Monica’s achievements included: • Provincial (KZN) Women 11&U 200 SCM Freestyle record in 2:15:57 • Women 11&U Top point scorer with 252 points • Won gold across all freestyle events: 50,100, 200, and 400 • Seven gold • Four silver • Two bronze • SANJ qualifying time in 200 SCM Backstroke — totals four qualifying times for SA Junior Nationals 2018 (100, 200 Freestyle, 100 & 200 Backstroke)
Tennis club notices AMANZIMTOTI Tennis Club would like to extend New Years greetings to all the club’s members and their families. The club looks forward to a year of good health and loads of good tennis. There was a fair turnout for tennis this past Saturday afternoon. Social tennis is back to normal on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. A tournament is being arranged for Saturday, January 19. The format will be Men’s Doubles
and Ladies’ Doubles. Please see the notice on the noticeboard with a list for players to enter their names to play and all the details. Development tennis will commence on Saturday morning from 8.30am to 10.30am. Children can be brought down to the club for some free coaching. Loraine and her assistants will be there to show them all how the game is played. — Supplied.
• 10/13 events personal bests (PBs) Monica took a break from the pool for the festive season and will continue preparation for her first SA National Junior Championships in March 2019, two weeks after her 12th birthday.
Monica trains as Aqua Lifestyle centre’s named brand ambassador with the Aqua Swim Academy squad at ALC in Winkespruit under the guidance of squad Coach Jan Botha (Monica’s father). — Supplied.