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MANY people either look forward to the festive period and begin their countdown to Christmas in October, 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 breather, 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 action-packed 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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OODLANDS’ saxophonist Simone van Niekerk will host a night of good music on November 9 a t Solid Rock Global Ministries in Retief Street Pietermaritzburg. The event, called Simply Complexed, is a production that will see van Niekerk share her journey and her experiences at university; all through music. Highlighting the reason for the show, van Niekerk explained that, being a university student, one is exposed to drugs, violence, and many other temptations. Apart from the hard work one has to put in to studying, she said being in the music industry is demanding on its own. “Having to juggle between studies and gigs is tough but, in and around these temptations and challenges, it is important to be a strong and focused person,” said van Niekerk, who added that it is in fact good to say no to things that are not good for you. The former Maritzburg Christian School pupil said she has always wanted to play music, stating that her parents invested in instruments for her when she was only seven-years-old. “My dad introduced my sisters and

I to the art of music from a young age; music is the heartbeat of my home,”said van Niekerk, who also noted that the words that have inspired her, kept her passionate and enthusiastic, are the ones her mother always reminds her of: “Everything you touch turns to gold.” She also shared that she has accomplished a lot so far. “Firstly, I have got closer to God and my family. I have completed my Bachelor of Arts in Music. I have also met John Legends’ saxophonist and I have been a part of Noma Khumalo’s band. I have been a part of the UKZN Big Band as of 2015 and I have shared a stage with Dr Tumi on a few occasions and once with Planetshakers. I am currently a part of the Maritzburg Philharmonic orchestra,” explained van Niekerk. The saxophonist said she is also passionate about helping the community as she is part of the feeding scheme at her church, Jesus Centre Church in Copesville. She said she also helps another church’s Sunday School children. “I will continue to impact the lives of many through music. I will host shows and teachings with the hope to get people off the streets. I love helping people,” said van Niekerk. The event on November 9 will start at 5.30pm. For more information contact 081 489 9785.

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Fathers treat daughters to a dinner date NTANDOYENKOSI DLAMINI >>ntandoyenkosi.dlamini@media24.com

WITH 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence approaching, non-profit organisation — WeServ Christian Lyric Theatre and Shisanyama — recently hosted an event called Daddy Daughter Date (3D) at the Dominican House Chapel in Scottsville. Co-founder of the organisation Delana Rawlins said the concept was created because they felt that little girls needed to be taught how to be treated. And who best to teach them other than their fathers? “As the team at WeServ, we all had lumps in our throats as we witnessed the need daughters have for their fathers’ love and the need to be taught how to be treated,” said Rawlins. Fathers in Pietermaritzburg came out in their numbers, dressed up in formal wear to treat their daughters to their first dinner date. They were treated to a three-course meal and danced into the evening.

At the 3D, every father opened the car door for his daughter before making an entrance on a red carpet into the venue. Rawlins emphasised that Pietermaritzburg has never hosted a Daddy Daughter Date before, adding that as the WeServ team, they applaud all the fathers who took the time to take their daughters on their first date. “With all the violence against women, all men have been painted with the same brush and it is good to see that some fathers are willing to fight the problem. Hopefully more fathers will come on board for our next event because the little girls had the time of their lives,” said Rawlins. WeServ is committed to the community as they have also recently hosted a Durban gospel groupGrace Enough, where congregants and community members enjoyed a night of music by the group and local artists who were given a platform to perform. “The evening was blessed and a huge success. We would like to thank everybody that came out and we urge the community to come out again this Friday, November 1,” said Rawlins.

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EADER of non-profit organisation, Making A Difference South Africa (MADSA), Chan Naidoo, has been nominated for the Influential Men of the Year award. Naidoo who co-founds MADSA with his wife Keshnee, has been nominated in recognition of

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the organisation operated as a collective of family, friends and colleagues who wanted to make a meaningful contribution to the community. “MADSA seeks to make a material difference to the lives of vulnerable members of communities through the provision of welfare, humanitarian, education, development and health care support,” said Naidoo. In addition, he said through the donor base, strategic partnerships have been established with various organisations to ensure maximum reach to beneficiaries. “The award would be a step forward to actively lead the vision of creating a better life for all and address some of the socio-economic challenges our communities face across the country,”said Naidoo. Highlighting MADSA’s efforts, Naidoo said: “MADSA has affected change to thousands of lives. Key programmes include annual Easter, Mandela Day, Diwali and Christmas drives together with emergency relief efforts. Additional projects include the provision of reusable sanitary pads to disadvantaged girl pupils.”

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He emphasised that he will never forget his roots, which is why he leads a project in Pietermaritzburg annually, to provide school shoes, socks and stationery to thousands of pupils and positively impacts their lives. Outlining the organisation’s vision for 2020, Naidoo said they aim to reach 7 000 pupils with the provision of basic necessities. “And thereby tangibly change the path of our country’s future leaders. Bringing approximately 4 000 of these to Pietermaritzburg targeting the most vulnerable children,” said Naidoo. Adding that by providing these basic necessities, a positive experience for pupils will be created while keeping them interested in the learning process without feeling marginalised due to their circumstances. “This positive spirit will allow them to rise above their circumstances in the journey to create a better future for themselves through the power of education. I believe this is a sustainable long term solution to fight the negative impact of poverty in our country,” said Naidoo.

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Bauque added that Zondi quickly cordoned off the area using the forecourt safety cones as the scene was getting crowded with onlookers. “They were able to cover most of his critical stab wounds to slow down the bleeding and, when the paramedics arrived, they were highly complemented for the measures they all took,” said Bauque. Goal Zero is the retailer’s brand initiative to promote and motivate safety, awareness and intervention at all its sites. “Goal Zero is basically used as a measurement of days gone without an incident occurring on site. The goal is to have zero incidents and nearmisses on site for the most days possible. A check list is done every morning to determine where we are on a particular day and we update accordingly,” said Bauque, adding that should there be any incidents, they reset the count back to zero and discuss what they learned from the incident.

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SAPS apprehend suspect in stolen vehicle FEVER REPORTER POLICE officers from the Alexandra Road Vehicle Crime Investigation unit followed up on intelligence with regards to a suspected stolen vehicle in the Rietvlei area on October 23. According to KZN police spokesper-

son Brigadier Jay Naicker, the vehicle was spotted at KwaToyi in Rietvlei and was intercepted. “The vehicle had no registration plates or licence disk. Investigations revealed that the vehicle was stolen in Umzinto in August,”

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‘WhatsApp stokvel is a pyramid scheme’ ANDILE SITHOLE >>Andile.sithole@media24.com THE WhatsApp Stokvel group that has been doing the rounds in the community is a pyramid scheme, this according to the National Stokvel Association of South Africa (Nasasa). Unsuspecting victims of the scheme are duped into believing that it’s a genuine saving vehicle. Some victims said the first few people who deposited their R200 had received a pay-out of R1 000 back however, most of the people who have invested have not been paid. The scheme generates revenue by collecting R200 from the new members. Nasasa Communications Officer Sabelo Mncwango said: “The WhatsApp Stokvel group where people are being asked to pay R200 is a pyramid scheme. “Scams and pyramid schemes are types of businesses that are likely to directly or indirectly harm the relations between businesses and consumers. They unreasonably prejudice or deceive consumers.” The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) urged consumers to be sceptical of any investment that seems too good to be true, to prevent being deceived by so-called investments that promise quick, high and guaranteed returns. Sabric Acting CEO Susan Potgieter said: “In South Africa, these schemes generally meet the criteria of either a traditional Ponzi or pyramid scheme. “Both schemes see returns generated for earlier investors through revenue paid by new investors, rather than from legitimate investments or business ac-

A fee or initial investment is required to participate in the scheme. Participants are asked to recruit more investors and are rewarded for bringing them into the scheme. “The scheme has multiple levels of members, all collecting commission on a single transaction. tivities. At the point where there are more existing investors than new investors, the scheme collapses and all monies invested are lost.” People who were expecting to make a good return on their investment not only get nothing, but also stand to lose most, if not all the money they initially invested. “A promoter promises high returns over a short period and your returns increase with the number of people that you recruit to the scheme. “A fee or initial investment is required to participate in the scheme. Participants are asked to recruit more investors and are rewarded for bringing them into the scheme. “The scheme has multiple levels of members, all collecting commission on a single transaction. There is no underpinning financial investment that generates growth. “Participants are sometimes taught how to circumvent detection methods. They are often disguised as stokvels and may even use virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, to sidestep the formal banking sector where they could be detected,” said Potgieter, who added that short invest-

ment periods, sometimes as little as 10 days, with very high rates of return and strong encouragement to reinvest automatically is another sign of a pyramid scheme. “People should be aware of the fact that these schemes operate on trust and an invitation to invest can therefore often come from someone close to you, such as a family member, community leader or religious figure.” The increasing trend to use WhatsApp closed user groups may stem from the belief that the app offers end to end encryption and therefore anonymity. TIPS TO SPOT A PYRAMID SCHEME: • Promises to deliver an unreasonable return on investment. • Promises overnight profits or income based on your ability to recruit. • Relies on recruitment without meetings with real members. • Sells no tangible products but makes conditional promises. • It has no physical address or landline. Only WhatsApp is used in recent times. • It has no financial services provider license. • Applies pressure techniques. • Doesn’t give refunds.


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Spooky night at the museum NTANDOYENKOSI DLAMINI >>ntandoyenkosi.dlamini@media24.com

dressed up in their Halloween costumes. In addition, there was face-painting, balloon animals and tarot card reading.

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HE KwaZulu-Natal Museum held a “Night at the Museum” event on Friday, October 25. The Halloween-themed event was suitable for the whole family and was attended by people of all ages. KZN Museum public relations officer Viranna Frank said the night was a success. “Just over 1 000 people attended the event, which was jam-packed with entertainment. “This event is held twice a year and is suitable for the whole family,” said Frank. Speaking on some of the activities from the night, Frank said attendees were entertained by a reptile show, magic show, interactive dance demonstrations with the Dance Warehouse, Halloweenthemed games, a Mystery Box game, a Halloween photo-booth and more. The public was encouraged to come to the event

Celebrating the festival of lights Delian Naidoo and Leola Pillay were among thousands of Hindus in Pietermaritzburg who celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, over the weekend. Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Families also performed rituals on the day and exchanged gifts and sweetmeats, followed by the lighting of fireworks. PHOTO: REKASH SINANIN

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‘Choose to be kind and leave big bangs out of celebrations’ NTANDOYENKOSI DLAMINI >>ntandoyenkosi.dlamini@media24.com

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ON-PROFIT organisation Ban Animal Trading (Bat) has been hosting initiatives around the country all year long to raise awareness on the harmful effects of fireworks, especially big bang fireworks, on humans, children, epilepsy patients, autism patients, wildlife, and the environment and about all types of animal cruelty in general. Bat is an animal rights organisation that exists to end animal exploitation through facilitating positive and meaningful change through public activism. Bat volunteer Saihashna Rajkumar said the event held on October 18 was the seventh in a series of protests that the organisation hosted in KwaZulu-Natal, starting in Pietermaritzburg. Rajkumar said that the protest was the fourth one in 2019 and it was held in Phoenix, Durban. Two more protests took place on October 26 and October 27 in Durban. All these protests were legal and peaceful. “We were pleasantly surprised at the great deal of positive responses and support that we got from the cars driving by. Slowly but surely the times are changing, and people are becoming more aware and more compassionate in their choices. However, it was also disappointing to see a poor turnout from the public when these protests were held. “Every year, without fail, thousands of people complain about fireworks on social media but, when it’s time to act and create awareness in public, no one comes out to do that.” said Rajkumar, who added that, for domestic animals, stray ani-

The Ban Animal Trading (Bat) team raising awareness about the effect of fireworks on animals. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

mals, farm animals, wild animals, shelter animals, babies, birds, and epilepsy and autism patients, and so many more, change is not happening fast enough. Futhermore, she said Bat will continue doing protests and educating the public until there is a total ban on big bang fireworks. She noted that there are many silent alternatives to fireworks and people need to be more considerate and mindful when purchasing and celebrating. “Every year, people who indulge in fireworks will say that pet owners must take care of and sedate their pets during the designated times for fireworks. Sure, pet owners do that but there also many stray animals and wildlife that don’t have

someone taking of them and are not in shelters, so what happens to them? Every species is different, and sedation doesn’t work on all of them. “Babies and epilepsy patients are affected by fireworks too so how are they going to be constantly sedated? “People who indulge in fireworks should make donations to their local animal shelters to take of animals when fireworks are being sent off,” she said. In speaking about fireworks during celebrations, she said: “There are always by-laws put in place by all local metro police stations but, when these by-laws are not followed, complaints are sent to the SAPS but the SAPS never comes out

to do anything. Excuses are always made, and it frustrates the public a lot. “Please choose to be kind to all earthlings by leaving the big bang fireworks out of your celebrations in the coming months,” she urged. In conclusion, with the festive season approaching, Rajkumar urged the public to make the compassionate choices and leave big bangs aside. Bat will be doing more protests and would really appreciate support from the public. The public is welcome to make their own posters and join Bat in spreading awareness. Check the Ban Animal Trading South Africa Facebook page for details regarding the next protest.

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Opportunity arises GEORGE DEVENISH LAST week was a very eventful and indeed traumatic one for the Democratic Alliance (DA). The return to politics by Helen Zille with her election as federal chairperson of the DA, the resignation of Herman Mashaba as mayor of Johannesburg and subsequently the resignation of Mmusi Maimane as leader of the party, are obviously going to demand profound introspection from the DA and its leadership. Although in a sense it can be described as a debacle of the first order, it also creates opportunities for the new leadership of the DA and a reconsideration or perhaps a reconfiguration of its policies and leadership style. Indeed, if handled correctly, it could be cathartic. The DA, and to some considerable extent the ANC, are both grappling with the challenge of relative emphasis to be accorded to race and merit in their policies and administration. This is an acute issue within the DA because of its genesis as a liberal party and its historic attachment to merit as a fundamental requirement in its political philosophy. Less so for the ANC, with its historic attachment to non-racialism, rather than racial nationalism. The ANC’s schism in 1959 and the emergence of the PAC, led by Robert Sobukwe, were evidence of this. At Codesa and subsequently in both the Interim and 1996 Constitution, as part of the political settlement that ushered in the new democratic dispensation, a compromise was crafted on this vexed issue which is clearly reflected in section 9(2) of the Constitution which states that “[e]quality includes the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and freedom. To promote the achievement of equality, legislative and other measures designed to protect or advance persons, or categories of persons, disadvantaged by unfair discrimination may be taken.” This is the constitutional and legal justification for affirmative action, which finds more complete expression in the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000. What this means is that race is a constitutional and legal factor in our political administration and in the manner in which the private sector is obliged to act as well. It is also, it is submitted, essential for the attainment of social justice in the light of the legacies of apartheid and colonialism. The crucial issue, as William Saunderson-Meyer observes in his piece: “Why the DA’s survival should concern us” (Saturday Independent, October 26), is to find the “relative prominence to be accorded to race and merit in its policies”. He adds: “finding the golden mean is not simple”. Although he also continues to declare that the “ANC stress on skin colour has been enormously successful at drawing into the machinery of society the hitherto deliberately excluded”, what he fails to point out is that when

this involves unqualified cadre deployment, it is unconstitutional, illegal within it, may realise how much they have in common. and politically counter-productive. • George Devenish is professor emeritus at UKZN and one of the This is indeed what occurred in the nearly 10 years of the disastrous jurists that assisted in drafting the Interim Constitution in 1993. Jacob Zuma administration, since it gave rise to maladministration, state capture and corruption, which is the brief of the investigation of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry. It is therefore not merely of some but indeed of fundamental importance, for the political parties and public administraWE OFFER 3-6 MONTH INTEREST FREE LAYBYS tion in the three spheres of government to get the equation involving race and merit correct. This is no easy task, and no party or individual has the monopoly of knowledge or insight in this regard. However, this issue involving race and merit is not the only vexed issue confronting the politicians and parties. Equally important is the nature of the economic system that South Africa requires. On the one hand, an unqualified capitalist system would exacerbate the existing economic and other inequalities that obstruct social and economic justice in South Africa, and MONTANA Recliner Sectional Was R74 999 R69 999 on the other hand, pure Marxist-Leninist socialism, involving OFFER VALID • Full Genuine Leather, 2 USB Ports, Console with cup holders PRE • 2 Electric Recliners (Adjustable headrest & lumbar support) WHILE STOCKS a centralised economy and complete nationalisation within a BLACK FRIDAY • Colours: Black, Choc, Beige LAST one-party state, would negate and destroy the democratic sysSALE NO LAYBYS OFFERED FOR ON-SALE ITEMS tem on which the extant Constitution is premised. Some kind of social democracy and welfare state, as exemplified by the Scandinavian models, adapted for our particular circumstances would appear to be what is required. Maimane and Mashabe have been far too hasty in their resignations and pronouncements and they should have remained and contributed to finding “the golden mean”. There may, however, very well be other reasons for their departure. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his commitment to a reORLANDO 3+2+1 | 5 Recliner Suite Was R20 999 R17 999 source-driven economy, along with Tito Mboweni is grappling • Fabric Recliner Suite OFFER VALID PRE • 5 Action Recliners WHILE STOCKS to find the most advantageous economic model. BLACK FRIDAY • Colours: Light Brown LAST It is to be fervently hoped that the present debacle in the SALE NO LAYBYS OFFERED FOR ON-SALE ITEMS DA will lead to a more informed public debate involving the political parties and civil society on the issue of the relative weight to be accorded to race and merit on the one hand, and on the other hand, on the nature of the different economic models and their respective merits. Such a discourse could have important political consequences for our country since the ANC’s Ramaphosa faction and DA in general, or at least an influential and progressive element

A win will inspire us ADRIAAN BASSON SOUTH Africa will not be a different country when we wake up on Sunday morning, but we need to win the Rugby World Cup like the Karoo needs rain. It’s been 24 tough and sobering years since Francois Pienaar and former president Nelson Mandela lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy in 1995. As much as we can wax lyrical about how that victory brought South Africans together, we are much more mature and realistic about where we are as a nation today. One rugby game of 80 minutes will not solve our massive problems of unemployment, poverty and inequality. It won’t fix Eskom, help the National Prosecuting Authority start making those long-awaited state capture arrests or magically eradicate racism. A Bok victory will not undo the damage done to our social fabric by a vicious and divisive campaign designed by a politician and his friends to capture billions in state revenue. And it will certainly not do away with Twitter trolls and those who have made it their political project to divide us according to our apartheid race classifications. But a victory may show and inspire us that we are #StrongerTogether, which has become the slogan of Bok captain Siya Kolisi’s campaign for RWC glory. Sport has the magical ability to make us put our differences aside for a fleeting mo-

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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 and 220d (C118) launched. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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• Leave valuable items in the boot or store it safely under your seats. • If you find yourself in an area where traffic is moving very slowly (for example because of congestion or due to a defective traffic light) make sure you keep your eyes open for any pedestrian movement around your vehicle. • Avoid distractions. Your focus should be on the safe operation of your vehicle and nothing else. The phone call and the cigarette can wait. • Lock your doors and keep the windows closed. • Avoid sitting in your car for a prolonged period of time (along the side of the road or perhaps in a parking garage) where you potentially become an easy target while concentrating on a phone call or something else that distracts your attention from your surroundings. • Leave a gap between you and the car in front of you to give you room to escape (i.e. drive away from any incident), if anything should happen. • Consider installing special window safety film. It is usually tinted so that no one can see into the car, while also preventing the windows from shattering. “The key point to remember in all of this is the need for vigilance. You can already make a massive difference in avoiding a smash-and-grab by simply paying attention to what is happening around you. “If you see anything suspicious, make sure you report it to the closest police station or to law enforcement as soon as possible, so that fellow motorists can also be protected,” said Hattingh. — Supplied.


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infotainment screen. According to the Changan release, the F70 comes with a brown/black two-tone design with silver and black paint trims and is equipped with cruise control, a multi-media system with LCD screen, a camera in the right rear-view mirror, dual USB ports in front, air outlets and USB ports in the rear, and eightway electric adjustment for the driver’s seat. What else do we know? Well, in terms of power plants the F70 is equipped with a 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine from Yunnei Power delivering 110 kW and 350 Nm of torque, an Isuzu VM 2.5-litre turbodiesel (95 kW and 320 Nm) and a 2.4-litre Mitsubishi-based turbo-petrol engine with 134 kW and 270 Nm of torque. The engines are mated to a six-speed manual or auto gearbox with 4x2 or 4x4 traction, and, according to the Changan release, the 4WD model comes standard with ESP and an Eaton self-locking mechanical diff-lock. However, Peugeot may use its own HDI engines in the upcoming bakkie, perhaps including the 2.0-litre HDI turbodiesel delivering 110 kW and 370 Nm. Besides production in Shenzhen, China, the French brand has confirmed the vehicle will also be produced in South America — most probably in Argentina (where the South African versions will most likely be sourced from) and, while not confirmed, it will probably be released here late next year or early in 2021.

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RENCH automaker PSA and its main brand, Peugeot, is set to revitalise its trademarks in Southern Africa with a range of new model offerings, including new Citroën products and a Peugeot one-ton bakkie. At the launch of the new 5008 SUV and the 108 entry-level hatchback in Gauteng recently, Xavier Gobille, new MD for Peugeot Citroën South Africa, confirmed that besides the new 208 and 2008 models coming next year, Peugeot also plans to bring a new pickup to take on the established players in the local bakkie market. While not divulging too many details, Gobille did verify this bakkie will not be the Peugeot Pick Up double cab, released in 2017 and built in Tunisia for distribution to North and Central African states such as Algeria and Nigeria. The Pick Up is actually a badge-engineered version of the Chinese-built Dongfeng Rich – itself based on the D22-generation of the Nissan NP300, or Hardbody, as it is known locally. Gobille made it clear the new pickup is a new-generation product and, contrary to earlier rumours, was not developed with assistance from Toyota. It now seems quite clear the new Peugeot pickup was developed in association with the Chinese group Changan through a joint venture between Changan Automobile and Groupe PSA, established in 2010 as the French group’s second joint venture company in China after Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën. This joint development programme of the new bakkie has recently been substantiated with the release, last month, of the new Changan Kaicheng F70 (or Kaicene, depending on the spelling convention followed) one-ton double cab pickup in China. A media release from Changan stresses the high-end quality and low noise values (a test value of about 44 dB) of the new double cab bakkie — to be marketed in China under the Kaicheng sub-brand, with the normal Changan branding kept for export products. It seems the Peugeot derivative will keep most of the Changan pickup’s styling, with obvious changes to the aesthetics of front grille and valance to depict the design language and Lion’s head of the French brand, as well as the back. Designed specifically to take on the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Volkswagen Amarok and Mitsubishi Triton the F70, at 5,3m long, 1,93m wide and 1,87m high, with a wheelbase of 3,18m, it is slightly bigger than the Nissan Navara. Perhaps the biggest giveaway of PSA-Chan-

The Peugeot Pick-up Changan Kaicheng. PHOTO: FERDI DE VOS

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gan’s intentions with the F70 pickup is its interior, with the dashboard clearly inspired by the layout of the 3008 and 5008, replicating aspects of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit design.

Also evident is the flat-bottom steering wheel, rectangular air inlets, the piano keys below the air-conditioner to operate different vehicle controls, and the configurable digital

A HISTORY OF BAKKIES Given the dismal sales performance of new entrants in the pickup market, such as the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, and the absolute dominance of the Hilux and Ranger models locally, what chance does a Peugeot bakkie have here? Well, dissimilar to Mercedes-Benz with its very limited bakkie heritage Peugeot has been building pickups for decades, also in Africa, and produced double cabs before it actually became fashionable. A pickup version was available for the 203 model, built until 1960, the 403 and the 404 (with some units assembled in Natalspruit, South Africa), and the legendary 504 — described as “King of the African road” — was produced in Kenya until 2004, and Nigeria until 2006. A four-door crew cab pickup of the 504 was also produced in China and in Argentina. With this kind of pedigree, and its venerated history in Africa, a pickup model can make a positive contribution towards the re-establishment of the French marque locally. However, pricing and specification levels will play a large role in how well it will be accepted here. — Wheels24.

The top 10 most-searched-for budget city cars under R140 000 BUDGET city cars costing less than R140 000 are amongst the most popular vehicles on our roads — because they’re relatively cheap and cheerful. Many of these vehicles also boast low running costs and good fuel economy. But, how does one select the best vehicle in this segment? Resale value is critical; when the time comes to sell that car, it’s important to know that you have a large and willing pool of buyers out there. Based on AutoTrader sales data, the most searched budget city car under R140 000 is the Volkswagen Polo. An examination of search data in quarter three of 2019 reveals that it is the most popular budget city car by a massive margin.

Its popularity has been boosted by the launch of the very latest Polo at the beginning of 2018. The new Polo has been heralded by the motoring media and members of the public alike, because it offers a cutting-edge exterior design, superb interior, brilliant drivetrain and exceptional ride quality. This vehicle is an icon of the South African motor industry. According to AutoTrader, the second most searched budget city car under R140 000 is the Toyota Yaris. Motorists love its rev-happy 79kW 1,5-litre VVT-i engine, which is paired to a fivespeed manual or CVT transmission. Its popularity has been boosted by a number of upgrades to the vehicle in April this year. It has

gained an upgraded anti-theft system while some models also received rear Park Distance Control. In third place is the Hyundai Grand i10, followed by its Kia Picanto sibling. Something particularly impressive about these two vehicles is the fact that they come with a standard two-year or 30 000 km service plan. (In the case of the Hyundai, this only applies to Fluid and Glide derivatives). This is a particularly apt feature, since these vehicles are purchased by budget-sensitive motorists. Fifth is the Ford Figo, followed by the second Toyota in the top 10, namely the Etios. In seventh place is the Suzuki Swift, followed by the VW Up

(eighth), Renault Kwid (ninth) and Datsun Go (10th). MOST SEARCHED FOR BUDGET CITY CARS IN Q3 OF 2019: • Volkswagen Polo • Toyota Yaris • Hyundai Grand i10 • Kia Picanto • Ford Figo • Toyota Etios • Suzuki Swift • VW Up • Renault Kwid • Datsun Go — Wheels24.


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Maritzburg Christian School matric pupils were recently treated to a lovely farewell breakfast at Woodburn Service Station recently. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

School honours top academic achiever at valediction ceremony On Wednesday, October 23, Maritzburg College, the home of the RedBlackWhite, was very proud to host South African rapper AKA, who spent time with our boys and toured the school. The visit was part the promotion of his latest album and upcoming concert. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Joshua Benadie was recently awarded the Grace College 2019 Dux Award at the Valediction Ceremony, along with a host of additional subject trophies. Joshua was also awarded the Gold Leaf Award for his excellent academic results. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Taylors Football Club won the match against Future Football Club during the Ima Nathi launch. PHOTO: NTANDOYENKOSI DLAMINI

MICHAELHOUSE had their basketball, cricket and waterpolo sides and canoeists in action this weekend. BASKETBALL The Michaelhouse basketball machine denied Clifton College a maiden first team victory with a comprehensive 56-45 win. The open age group won all their fixtures. CANOE Michaelhouse’s first U16 canoeists Sam Butcher, Ross Leslie, Chase Leisegang and Jack Edmonds took second to fifth places overall in the Interschools Lions River Race on Saturday. On Sunday Ross Leslie and Chase Leisegang raced to first place (9th overall) in the U18 K2 category of the Umpetha Challenge from Camps Drift to Bishopstowe. Jack Shooter and Reuben Baldry paddled to a win in the U16 K2 category. Connor Leisegang and Max von Klemperer paddled K1s and finished second and third respectively in the U16 event.

CRICKET Michaelhouse’s third and fourth XIs won by nine and 10 wickets respectively. Rex le Sueur (45) and Alexander Vermeulen (48 off 43) helped to set Clifton College’s second XI a target of 250, but Ayanda Cele choked off the runs with his 4/30 in 6.5 overs as Clifton were skittled for 109. House’s first XI skipper, Ben Rebeck, won the toss and sent Clifton in to bat. His boys bowled well restricting the hosts to a meagre 179/9 in 50 overs. House’s tailenders demonstrated a little resolve, but they fell 26 runs short. WATERPOLO Michaelhouse’s first team played away at St Stithians in Johannesburg where they recorded a great 9-3 win over Parktown. Nail-biters against DHS (8-9) and Pretoria Boys’ High (6-7) were followed by heavier losses to St Andrew’s, Grahamstown (3-10) and St David’s (3-12). • Murray Witherspoon is the marketing manager at Michaelhouse.

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tion’s football skills from the grassroots level up,” said Wessels, adding that with AfriSam’s construction Materials plants operating in the same community as the Msunduzi LFA, it was a natural choice for AfriSam to provide its support to this specific LFA. Furthermore, Wessels said the Ima Nathi programme will provide coaches from the Msunduzi LFA with the necessary skills and knowledge to train local football teams. He added that the coaches will in turn train the area’s young, aspirant footballers; keeping them off the streets. While training, players will learn invaluable skills such as leadership, hard work, self-discipline, and social skills. Concluding, Wessels said one of AfriSam’s corporate social responsibility focus areas is youth development.

Jason Login on his way to a ton for the 1st XI. PHOTO: JUSTIN WALDMAN

City Derby: Saints put up tough fight against College ROWAN IRONS Grinsport executive COO Clive Grinaker at the Ima Nathi programme launch. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Hilton cricket side sink Kearsney SUE MILES KEARSNEY had a busy weekend with fixtures in cricket, basketball and waterpolo. CRICKET Kearsney faced a powerful Hilton on Saturday, batting first after securing the toss. Kearsney started well enough and were 61/1 off just five overs, with an aggressive 48 off 30 balls from Louis Nel. However, the sheer pace of M. Booth (3/52) and J. Turner (5/37) was always going to be a factor. The tight spin bowling of C. Dyer also played a major role on a flat deck, restricting free scoring. A patient, workman-like 57 from Dylan Hulett was the only other contribution from a batting side under siege, which saw many wickets fall due to

injudicious shot selection. Set a target of 177 in 45 overs, Hilton got the necessary runs in 27 overs to win by eight wickets, with fine knocks from C. Meyer (65*) and N. Hatton (59). BASKETBALL Kearsney hosted Hilton in the penultimate basketball game of 2019. After a fast exchange of baskets, the pace fizzled as the teams began to execute their game plans. It was not Kearsney’s best performance to date, but they regrouped in the second half to win the match by 57-39, continuing their good home win record. WATERPOLO Kearsney 1st water polo team played in the Northwood Knight

Stayers tournament over the weekend. Kearsney beat the Invitational and Glenwood teams 12-5 and 10-7 respectively on Friday and continued winning on Saturday, defeating Maritzburg College 10-6 and Clifton 7-3. Clifton managed to set up a rematch with Kearsney for the quarter-final, which saw Kearsney completing their double over Clifton with 7-5 win. The final was between Kearsney and Reddam Helderburg. Kearsney lost by 7-6. Kearsney’s Brett van Noordwyk was the best goalkeeper and captain Tyson Andrews was Kearsney’s most valuable player. • Sue Miles is the publicist for Kearsney College.

SATURDAY saw the return of the City Derby between St Charles College and Maritzburg College, with fixtures in cricket and basketball. BASKETBALL The basketball game earlier in the year ended in dramatic fashion with Maritzburg College claiming a one-point victory. With that loss still fresh in the memory of the St Charles College team, they travelled to College with something to prove. The game started well for the Saints, through excellent play from James Laynes and Bradley Harris, and they built a comfortable 11-point lead. The second half, however, belonged to College with both James and Bradley sitting on the bench with foul trouble and a barrage of successful three-point shots, College took the lead by one point with under two minutes to play. With the pressure on, the return of the two big men for Saints saw James get a huge offensive putback to give the lead back to St Charles College, who were then able to win the match by 59-54. CRICKET The Saints First XI cricket team went across town hunting their third successive victory over city rivals Maritzburg

College. Winning the toss and batting first, the Saints were under attack from star KZN Inland U19 bowler, Mondli Khumalo. However, at 19/3, the introduction of Jason Login (102) and Wessly Madhevere (57) swiftly turned defence into attack and the tide changed in favour of the visitors with their 154-run partnership. Wess (57) combined some genius strokeplay with bludgeoning attacking shots and set up this wonderful partnership scored at an alarming run rate. The Saints were bowled out for 205. In reply College got off to a rollicking start, scoring 70 off the first 10 overs. It was the introduction of the spinners that turned the game around and four quick wickets saw the game turn on its head. It was Jason in on the action once more, showing great skill this time with the ball, leaving College captain stranded, stumped, and the game on a knife-edge with College needing 67 runs to win off 16 overs. Unfortunately, rain and lightning curtailed what was heading towards a dramatic finish. In other news, St Charles College have won all their pool games in the CSA Schools T20 challenge and move into the quarter-finals, which take place next year. • Rowan Irons is the head of sports at St Charles College.


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ARITZBURG Indoor Football Association’s (MIFA) first round of fixtures ended on October 13, and on October 20 selected teams travelled to Tongaat to compete in the KwaZulu-Natal Futsal Tournament, which was hosted at the Tongaat Indoor Sports Centre. The tournament was organised by the KZN Futsal interim executive committee, which is currently headed by Melvyn Odayan, with Tatenda Chadya as the interim secretary. It was a feast of futsal as 16 teams from Tongaat, Ethekwini, Stanger and Pietermaritzburg took part. Invitations had, however, gone as far as Ladysmith, Newcastle, Port Shepstone and Richards’

Bay. After a round robin at the group stages, Stanger’s Kwadukuza, Pietermaritzburg’s Hugo’s United, Pillars and 2 Touch led their respective groups while Pietermaritzburg’s Milan, Tongaat’s Belchester, and Ethekwini’s Charles Glass and Rangers all came second in their groups respectively. After the last eight were all drawn from the hat, Milan beat Pillars 1-0 in what was a Pietermaritzburg affair while Hugo’s United tumbled 2-0 to Kwadukuza. 2 Touch managed to go past Rangers, who had displayed excellent play at their group fixtures. Meanwhile in the last quarter final, Tongaat side Belchester walloped Ethekwini’s Charles

Glass 4-0. The semi-finals saw Milan come back from a goal down to defeat 2 Touch 2-1 in another heated Pietermaritzburg affair. Despite lots of resistance, Kwadukuza finally succumbed to a strong Belchester who beat them 3-1. Belchester was then set for the final and they

would battle it out with Milan, who had travelled with only five players, meaning that they had played with no substitutes throughout the tournament. In their home arena, Belchester comfortably won the provincial tournament 4-1 over a thin but very fit Milan. — Supplied.

Hit the trails with the whole family this summer IT’S goodbye to icy, dark, winter morning escapades and a warm hello to the toasty, golden, summer trails of Kwa­Zulu-Natal. The KZN Trail Running Summer Series kicks off on Sunday, November 3 at Dusi Trails in Ashburton, a spectacular venue that offers a truly memorable outdoor adventure just 10 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and 20 minutes from Hillcrest. Dense valley bushveld, indigenous grasslands strewn with Acacias and aloes are food for the soul, and the trails that cut through the terrain a tonic for the body. An added excitement is the possibility of glimpsing some of the native wildlife or inhabitant birds. All three events in the Summer Series offer three different distances to choose from; there is one to suit almost every fitness level, age and ability. Dusi Trails has a 6 km, 12 km and 20 km to choose from — in general, the short distance is a great introduction to trail running and in most cases is suitable for children (it is suggested you never run further than your age) and families. The middle distance is slightly more challenging, sometimes a bit more technical, and is a good bridging event for those looking to up their game, while the long distance is mostly very challenging in terms of distance and technical terrain. Walkers are welcomed on

the short and medium distance events. The events are geared towards full family involvement and the atmosphere in the race village around the start/finish area is always vibey and festive with plenty to see, eat, drink and do! There will be a great choice of food and drink (including the best coffee and craft cordials), a well-stocked Pop Up trail gear shop with expert advice, massages, and awesome lucky draw prizes up for grabs during prize giving… so participants are encouraged to hang around and enjoy the fully-loaded trail experience. The KZNTR KidZone will be in action for kids two years and older. This is a complimentary service for parents who are participating, allowing them to hit the trails with peace of mind. Children will be under the supervision of experienced child minders who will provide them with stimulating entertainment and games. The second event in the Summer Series takes place at Honey Trails in Monteseel on November 17, with the final event taking place at Hilton College on December 1. Pre-entries for Dusi Trails close at noon on Friday, November 1 but entries will be available on the day as well (late entry surcharge applies). For more information, and to enter all of these events, visit the website www.kzntrailrunning.co.za — Supplied.

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Checklist for joining us this weekend:

11:00

• First 100 supporters wearing a Springbok jersey get a FREE beer/cider! (Limited to one beer/cider per person) (Subject to availability) • Bring your own seating - chairs, blankets etc. (Applicable to over 18s only) • Bring snacks and NON-ALCOHOLIC beverages • Food and alcoholic beverages on sale • Jumping Castle and Face Painting for kids • Last chance to enter our iPhone lucky draw! CascadesLifestyleCentre

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Maritzburg Fever 1/11/19  

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