MID JULY 2017
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Increase in backyard rentals drives Dunoon land occupations City of Cape Town says it will continue to enforce the law
Soon after ALIU demolished backyard dweller’s shacks illegally erected on a sports field in Dunoon township near Milnerton, on Tuesday, residents started rebuilding them as quickly as possible. On Friday at least two shacks had gone up and only the rooftop remained to be fitted. Photo. Peter Luhanga.
The continued demolition of shacks on a municipal sports field has led to a week of violent resistance and protests by Dunoon land occupiers. Last week on Tuesday a truck was set alight on Potsdam Road. Police spokesperson for the Western Cape, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, said motorists were stoned on Potsdam Road. On Wednesday, a MyCiTi bus
was stoned and all its windows smashed. Police arrived just in time to prevent it from being torched. On Thursday tyres were burnt on the N7 and Potsdam Road. On Friday, Somali spaza shop owners closed their businesses as messages started circulating on social media that shops would be looted and set alight. In similar protests earlier in February, two MyCiTi bus stations in Usasadza and Dunoon
were wrecked. The City of Cape Town is yet to effect repairs. On Tuesday at dawn the City’s Anti Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) tore down 77 shacks erected on a sport field behind Sophakama and Silverleaf primary schools for the second time. Residents say they were awoken when ALIU officials started kicking their shack walls. Shack dwellers say resistance was met with pepper spray and police used rubber bullets to disperse them
when they gathered to resist. Shack materials were loaded onto trucks and dumped at the Vissershok landfill site, they claimed. “They started demolishing our homes while we were inside. They pushed us out,” said one woman who did not want her name published. There was a heavy law enforcement presence on Thursday and Friday. By Friday shacks were again being re-erected on the sports field. Wooden pegs marking out plots were still on the field. A land occupier said a shack made of planks cost about R900. If zinc sheeting was used the cost was R1,500. Dunoon backyard dwellers say they are being displaced when RDP houses are sold to property entrepreneurs who then build on rooms for rental income. Rooms are rented out for R1,500 to R2,000 per month. Most say they cannot afford the increased rent. An RDP house owner in Dunoon section 23, Sipho Nara, said he plans to add on 16 rooms and rent these out to backyard dwellers for R2,000 per month. The current backyarders pay R600 for his yard space. Mayoral committee member for informal settlements Xanthea Limberg said there is a court interdict in effect over the sports field. She said the City would continue to prevent illegal land occupations. She said it
was not true that the ALIU took possessions to a landfill site. She said, “Only vacant structures will be removed, and no possessions will be confiscated. The City also cannot be held financially liable for building materials confiscated during an attempted illegal land occupation.” She said land occupied illegally was reserved for future housing projects, industrial development, and roadways. “When land is illegally invaded, we all lose,” she said. Limberg wrote: “The problem is that the former landowners were content to receive a rental income from these backyarders. However, when they are selling or upgrading the property the very same backyarder is considered a burden and then evicted. The City is constantly dealing with these private evictions (i.e. most of them not following a legal eviction route) and as a result must urgently identify vacant land to be serviced. There is however no serviced land readily available in Dunoon due to the very high densities and the constant threat of illegal occupations.” On Friday, Councillor Brett Herron, Mayco Member for Transport and Urban Development, said it will cost the City approximately R100,000 to repair the bus and over R2 million to restore the MyCiTi bus stations. --GroundUp
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Umbhalele Wethu Intombazana iye yabanjwa emva kokuhlaba yonzakalise elinye iqobokazana kumlo oqhambuke kwindlu yentselo eSite 5 ngoMgqibelo kusasa. Umthyolwa lo uthandana nobhuti wentombazana athe wayihlaba, amapolisa avakalise oko. Ingxabano ivele emva kwempikiswano engephi, suka umthyolwa waqubulu umlomo webhotile wonda ngexhoba lakhe elihlaba ebusweni esenza umonzakalo ombi kakhulu. Ixhoba libalekiselwe esibhedlele apho oogqirha bebile babaleka amanzi bezama ukuncedanda nalo. Intwazana eminyaka engama 24 nengumhlabi isankolonkoloza ngaphaya kwezisele.
Kubanjwe abadlwenguli ababini Umbhalele Wethu Inzwakazi ebilele ekhayeni lomhlobo wayo eSite 5 ivuke kukho indoda ezityela itheko kuyo ngaphandle kwesivumelwano. Ivuke apho ingathandanga yaze yaya kuvula ityala lokuhlaselwa ngesondo , aze amapolisa awa emkhondweni walo rheme. Ngokwengxelo usisi lo ubetyelele isihlobo sakhe ngethuba umfana ongaziwayo ethathe ithuba lokumlala elele. Nangona usisi lo ethathe ixesha ukuvula elityala, amapolisa amncomcile ngokuza ngaphambili ukuba umrhanelwa ominyaka ingama 43 avaleleke. Umrhanelwa lo nay uzakuvela kwinkundla kamantyi kungekudala. Kwesinye isehlo esenzeka kwalapha eSite 5, ixhoba belilele nesithandwa salo xa sithe seva ndoda yimbi ifonyoza kulo. Ekuqaleni ucinge ukuba sisithandwa sakhe esi besimnika ilekese kodwa wothuka wasitho esofelweyo xa ebona ukuba ayisiso esiphezu kwakhe. Kodwa ke lomfo ubezityela itheko sisihlobo sesithandwa sakhe. Emva kwengxokolo eqhubekileyo babize abahlali namapolisa yaze yabanjwa lendoda. Ongumphathi sitishi obambeleyo uColonel Lindiwe Dyantyi ukugxekile ukuhlasalwe kwabesifazane.
Using a child to steal lands women arrested in toruble
Staff Writer A trick to force a young child to remove valuables from unsuspecting victims, while the adult women would distract the victims at various shopping centres in Table View area has led to the arrest of three adults. Table View Police Of�icers received a tip-off on 10 March around 1pm that a vehicle which had four occupants inside, three adults and a young child be linked to theft cases in the Table View area. A vehicle was trailed on the West Coast Road, near Table View and the driver was instructed to pull to the side of
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NEWS BRIEFS the road by the of�icers assisted by Law Enforcement of�icers. The occupants were taken to Table View Police Station, where video footage con�irmed the crimes and linked the two females and the minor to the crimes. A probation of�icer of the court was contacted, who advised police to hand over the child to legal guardians. Police said through a video suspects committing crimes was made available, positively linking the suspects to at least two other cases in the Table View area. The driver of the vehicle was released and the two female suspects, aged 27 and 34 were arrested and charged with child exploitation. The two suspects appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on 12 March.
Table View police nab two rapists in separate incidents
Staff Writer A woman who slept at her friends’ home in Site 5 informal settlement only to wake up the following morning to �ind a man busy raping her made a police report leading to the arrest of the culprit. According to a police report the woman slept at her friends’ place on 03 March 2018 and got raped by an unknown assailant on 4 March. The woman did not report the incident to the police immediately, but eventually found the courage to report the crime at Table View police station leading to the arrest of a 43-year-old suspect, on 11 March. The suspect appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. In a second incident, which occurred on 11 March 2018 in Site 5, the victim was asleep next to her boyfriend, when she felt someone on top of her. At �irst, she thought it was her boyfriend but later discovered that he was still asleep next to her and she was being raped by a known suspect, she screamed. The boyfriend woke up and with the help of the community the perpetrator was caught and handed over to Table View police. The Acting Station Commander of Table View Police Station, Colonel Lindiwe Dyantyi condemned the attack on the two women.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Why Mines must be Nationalised: A closer look and a ﬁghter’s plea. Buntu Gwija Parklands Some will praise president Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to a question raised by Hon. Ndlozi regarding the nationalisation of mines. In his response, president Ramaphosa could not hide how he commodi�ies all matters using risk economic assessment tools. Flatly saying that the nationalisation of mines could be a �iscal burden, and therefore the country is not ready and must, in the meantime, rely on these 5 big foreign companies. This narrative in any revolutionary mind can be dangerous and a smack in the face of the willpower to change the stereotypes of an African Country which cannot survive on its own. This is a perpetual neoliberalism and a degree of lack of regard to the oppressed masses, who, have over the years, gained signi�icant experience in the mining sector. Some capitalist defenders argue and claim their victory on the formal academic quali�ications of Dr Ndlozi, DP Shivambu, as well as CIC JS Malema, focusing attention on their studies, which lean towards philosophy or arts more than pure economics; not even mentioning EFFs, DP dissertation, entitled “South African Transformation policies, legislation and practices: Ownership and Control of JSE listed companies 1994-2019”. Unfortunately that detail was left out when Nyiko Shivambu of the EFF proposed a sovereign tax fund, much to the applause of the very same president; this proposal was given a nod without veri�ication checks by capital defenders: there are many other arguments such as fee free higher education formulas. Elicit �inancial �lows are a case in point: the Guptaz, Oppenheimers, etc. Arguments that have led the SACP Secretary General, and former minister of HE, Dr Blade Nzimande, clueless on the free education debate. To date the former minister has presented no argument on the subject except to say “it’s not feasible”. It took EFF pressure and a faction within the ANC to force this move outside Nzimande. Obviously the faction wanted to sound left and relevant. President Ramaphosa is the microcosm of the current debate on nationalisation of mines. Fast track 2018 and the South African economy is still largely dependent on the production and export of minerals. It’s easy to see this due to the make-up and way
in which South Africa is industrialised with its skewed development towards only one angle. See where most development is and it tells of no easy victories. What development has taken place which is linked to those who labour? South Africa is rich, in minerals and from the sale of exports, to processed minerals. Sadly, we still are amongst the least educated, with a large pool of unemployed people, and high number of infectious diseases. Most people, are absorbed into the informal sector, and the sector acts as a defender of capital who rule the game. Thus making this, a safety net, against any form of economic revolution. One case in point is Lonmin plc, whose roots can be traced back to King Edward VII, and which is surrounded by Freedom Park by the way; when one hears the name “freedom” in our township please associate that with informal settlements and not economic freedom. Mr President typical example of “bust and boom” is a living testimony of a known formula. Lonmin is one of the largest PGM producers, whose focus on increasing production, is to whose bene�it? Must the South African mining industry continue to be at the hands of a few? The fact that yourself, Mr President, and a few ANC small comprador elites – connected individuals – bene�ited from MPRDA, doesn’t make the problems disappear. I therefore call upon the working class to stop being absorbed by �luffy talks and jiggery-pokery. Must we call on the Black Panther to rescue Wakanda? Cape Town and other developed places such as Gauteng are not isolated from these deep realities. They are products of an absorbed work force, by capital. The desire of many metros is mostly about self-grati�ication and self-promotion; an obvious sign of hunger to achieve personal aims. Therefore, the rush to leadership must come with responsibility and not just “Amandla” as these expertise will be much needed. A revolution without theory is useless and a case in point is cadre deployments. Psychology says that “If you repeatedly criticize someone for liking something you don’t like, they won’t stop liking it. Instead, they will stop liking you”.
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Dunoon couple don’t let race get in the way of love
After being pronounced husband and wife by marriage officer Pastor Andrew Breda, Dunoon couple Mandla Tyobityasi and Mary Ann Alakhe Adams share a steamy kiss to seal their marriage contract. Photo. Sibonise Fana. Sibonise Fana Everyone dreams of walking down the aisle and saying “I do”, but those dreams often fade away
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due to broken promises and broken hearts. A Dunoon couple, however, has beaten the odds and tied the knot earlier this month. Mandla Tyobityasi (40) and
Mary Ann Alakhe Adams (36) got married at the Charismata Faith Mission International in Dunoon on Saturday 17 March after having met 13 years ago.
Mandla said he �irst saw Mary Ann when he visited his cousin, who is married to Mary Ann’s aunt. He was struck by the beauty of her eyes, but Mary Ann just saw him as a random visitor. Mandla nevertheless toook a chance and initiated a conversation, which led to their �irst date at a popular eatery in Cape Town. Even though Mandla had two children from his previous relationships and he is Xhosa while Mary Ann is coloured, their blossoming love overcame these obstacles. Mary Ann said she was charmed by Mandla’s loving, kind, and friendly manner. She described him as the man of her dreams. The couple had their �irst child in 2005, which she said was the most amazing thing they had together. But she said judging by her previous failed relationships, she did not think her relationship with Mandla would reach to a point where they would get married. “Our relationship almost took a wrong turn when Mandla started being dishonest and disloyal to me, but nonetheless ours is true love,” said Mary Ann. Then when Mandla popped the big question last year, she was speechless. “I was surprised to know that Mandla actually sees a future with
me” said Mary Ann. She said Mandla’s family welcomed her with love and respect. Pastor Andrew Breda of�iciated the wedding attended by excited family and friends. At the wedding, Mandla told Isolabantu that he was stressed and scared as he knew he was taking a “huge” step and could not go back to his childish ways. However, he said his nerves were calmed whenever he saw Mary Ann’s smile. They exchanged their vows and promised each other they would stay together through good times and bad. The celebration then continued at the Dunoon Community Hall where family and friends dined. Speaking at the municipal hall, Mandla’s aunt told the couple to respect each other, participate 100% in their marriage, and put God in their midst. Mandla’s family presented Mary Ann with “alakhe”, which means she should build a home �illed with love and happiness. “I expect you to come and cry to us when times are hard because you’re now family,” Mandla’s aunt told Mary Ann. Mandla said his and Mary Ann’s relationship is “like a movie” because they’ve gone through a lot together yet still stand together.
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Batshise itraka, bamosha no Bazimanye ngeqhina bebonisa MyCiTi bus kumlo womhlaba ukuba uthando alwazi mbala SIBONISE FANA
Xa iIsolabantu ithe yatyelela elityotyombe lifotiweyo , sibone indoda ikobunzulu ubuthongo, siyivuse sayincama.Indlu yayo ibishota ngokufakelwa uphahla . Photo. Peter Luhanga. Bezizifu kukuchithelwa amatyotyombe abawakhe ngenkani kwibala lemidlalo eDunoon abo bahlala kwi backyard baye batshisa itraka ePotsdam Road,baze emva koko bagibisela iMyCiTi bus bayonakalisa ngomhla we 21 kuMatshi Amapolisa a�ike phambi kokuba lebhasi intunyekwe ngomlilo baza basaba abo bebelungiselela ukuyitshisa. Umlo womhlaba nemfuno yezindlu uqale ngo February kwaye ukhokelele ekutshisweni kwezitishi se MyCiTi bus eUsasadza nase Dunoon. Zombini ezizitishi azikalungiseki. Engqina umonakalo omtsha ku MyCiTi bus, uceba uBrett Herron, okwikomiti kasodolophu yasiXeko uthe umonakalo owenzeke kulebhasi uqikelelwa kwi R100 000 kwaye ukulungisa izitishi kuzakubiza izigidi ezibini zeerandi. Kodwa kutheni yandile indingeko yendawo yokuhla-
la ngaba babizwa ukuba zibackyardeer okanye abanxusi? Oku kubangwa kukuba mgenxa yokunqongaphala kwendawo yokuhlala, abanini bezindlu banyusa amaxabiso okurenta. Izintlu ze RDP zithengiselwe oovukayibambe abathi bazilungise ze baqeshise ngazo ngemali eyi R1500.00 okanye R2000.00 ngenyanga. Abanxusi banikwa indawo kodwa inkoliso yabo ayikwazi ukuza nalentlawulo. Ngoku kuba befuna ukungahlawuli bazigebhulela umhlaba kamasipala. Ngolwesibini umhla we 20 ku 20 March, icandelo lamapolisa esixeko elichitha izindlu zomndlovo ziwise iqela lezindlu ebaleni lemidlalo elingase Sophakama nase Silverleaf Primary Schools. Abahlali bathi elicandelo lamapolisa libavuse ekuseni lichitha lomatyotyombe, bafafazwe nge pepper spray abo bebegolo-
za, ze kwasetyenziswa nezintywizisi zerabha ukuchithachitha isiqhu. Abanxusi baxelele iGround Up ukuba ngenxa yemeko zokunyuka kwerente bazibhaqa bengendawo yokuhlala ngoku. Omele ikomiti kasodlophu kwicandela lezindlu uceba Xanthea Limberg,uthi kukho isithentelo senkundla esinqanda ulwakhiwo olungekho mthethweni apha. ULimberg uthi isixeko sizakuth gqolo siwachitha amatyotyombe antunyekwa nje esithubeni wastho elumkisa ngelithi bazakubanjwa abo bathe gqolo besenza oku. Othethela amapolisa ase Ntshona Koloni uSergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, ungqinile ukuba kukho izixholoxholo eDunoon kwaye kutshiswe netraka kugqaywa neemoto. URwexana uthi akukbanjwa mntu ngoludushe.
An altercation took place between the victim and the suspect, when the suspect broke a bottle and stabbed the victim in the face, seriously injuring her. The victim was rushed to the hospital and community called the police.
The 24-year-old suspect
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING
A woman was arrested for stabbing another woman at a tavern in Site 5 on 17 March, shortly after nine o’clock in the evening. The suspect was the girlfriend of the victim’s brother, the police said.
was arrested and taken to Table View Police, where she was charged with
assault with the intent
to cause grievous bodily harm. She appeared in court on 19 March.
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Wonke ubani unephupha lokutshata nesithandwa sakhe eve amazwi “I do”, kodwa lomaphupha ayafadala kubanzi kushiyeke udandatheko nodano. Isibini sase Dunoon emva kweminyaka silenze elasop iphupha layimpumelelo! UMandla Tyobityasi (40) no Mary Ann Alakhe Adams (36) bazimanye ngeqhina lomtshato eCharismata Faith Mission International eDunoon ngoMgqibelo umhla wama 17 ku March emva kokuhlangana kwimnyaka elishumi elinesithathu. UMandla uthi waphandlwa yilenzwakazi ngethuba yayityelela umzala wakhe otshate nomakazi ka Mary Ann. Uthi wayotywa ngamehlo akhe kodwa uMary Ann zange akuqonde kwangoko oko. Nangona uMandla enguMxhosa yena Mary Ann engowebala abavumelanga ubuhlanga buthibaza uthando lwabo.
UMary Ann uthi naye uthando lwakhe lukhule ngokuya eqhelana no Mandla, umchaze njengendoda eyenza amaphupha akhe afezekiseke. Nangona bevuya ngoku kukhe kwakho amahlendenyuka nalapho uMandla ebonakalise ukunganyaniseki. “Uthando lwethu lwaphantse lwatshabalala ngoko, kodwa salungisa izinto. Sithandana bhee ngoku,” utsho ngoncumo uMary Ann. Uthe uMandla akucela umtshato kunyaka ophelileyo, uMary Ann wayengakholwa. “Ndothuka ndabanda ndavuya kodwa kuba ngenene uyandithanda uMandla,” utshilo. Uthi usapho luka Mand-
la luyamthanda kwaye luyamxabisa. UPastor Andrew Breda obetshatisa esisibini uthe uvuya kakhulu xa ebona izithandwa zibopha iqhina lomtshato. UMandla uxelele Isolabantu uziva esoyika kuba esazi ukuba uthathe inyathelo elikhulu kwaye uthembise ngokuhamba indlela ethe tye. Ukhawuleza athi uloyiko lwakhe lunyamalele asakubona uncumo luka Mary Ann. Batshintshe amazwi okunqophisana bevuma ekuhleni ukuba baya kugicinana ebubini nasebuhleni. Imibhiyozo iqhubekeke eDunoon Community Hall nalapho izihlobo zinwabise ngengoma.
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PSIF is an important forum for all residents PETER LUHANGA & PETER LATEGAN
Eskom`s Koeberg Nuclear Power Station continues to operate safely and reliably, with no increase in risk to the public and the environment. This was the one of the key messages communicated at the first Public Safety Information Forum (PSIF) for 2018, held on Thursday, 15 March. The PSIF is a meeting that takes place once a quarter, and is open to residents within the municipal boundary of Koeberg Nuclear Power Station to discuss matters pertaining to the facility. Apart from the discussion of key nuclear-related issues and quarterly power station feedback, other typical topics normally include matters that could affect their health, the environment and emergency preparedness.
Key successes thus far Presenting the power station’s quarterly report, Mahesh Valaitham, the acting Plant Manager, said one of the achievements for the year thus far was the Annual Full Volume Siren Test that was successfully completed on Wednesday 7, March 2018. He said the siren test received positive responses from the public. Other notable achievements included the power station achieving ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) certifications. For an organisation to achieve these it needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Valaitham also reflected on the the positive interaction by the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS) with learners from Atlantis, Dunoon, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu, earlier in March. In addition, he reported on a fire incident in the Maintenance Building that occurred on Saturday, 10 March 2018. “The fire was successfully extinguished, but it caused major damage at one of the buildings that houses maintenance staff and a canteen at Koeberg. Investigations is currently underway to determine the cause of the fire,” he said. Another major success was the and launch of the Koeberg Groundwater Desalination Plant on 14 February 2018. To ensure safe and reliable operations at the power plant during the current water crisis in the Western Cape, the power station installed the plant to secure a reliable water supply to the Koeberg plant during the drought. Eskom is pumping ground water from an aquifer near the power station, which undergoes a desalination process which is chanelled to the plant for operational needs. “To date we have saved close to 40% of our power
station water consumption requirements. This saving equates to the water consumption of 11 000 households. We are actually taking pride that we have helped to push back Day Zero,” said Mandisi Stwayi, the Chemistry Manager at the power station. Stwayi said the plant has a water storage facility big enough to store water for plant usage, but if the desalination plant experience any technical problems, the Koeberg water system is designed to revert to municipal water.
Stakeholders should show more interest On public and stakeholder attendance of and participation in the PSIF meetings, the forum`s chairperson, Smokie Le Grange, said some of the members prefer a different venue and that it be held at a more convenient time. The meetings are held quarterly at 19:00 at the power station. She said on average around 40 people attend the meetings, with the agenda items often determining the attendance. “I believe that if people are really interested, they would make their way to these meetings, as many of the issues discussed could potentially have an impact on the safety and health of everyone living in the 16 kilometer radius around Koeberg,” she said. Stressing the importance of attending PSIF meetings, Lewis Phidza, the Koeberg Stakeholder Management Manager, said in modern societies it is necessary to plan for all eventualities. As such, members of the public and stakeholders need to attend the meeting as it often discusses the plant’s evacuation plans. “We took the key aspects and information of the Koeberg Emergency Plan and communicate it in the Emergency Plan Calendar distributed annually to every household situated within the Koeberg Emergency Planning Zone. He added: “When members of the public attend the PSIF meetings, their questions in seeking clarity on the emergency plan adds more value to Eskom`s officials daily activities. Public participation also adds value to nuclear evacuations plans. The fact that the public is participating means that they are taking their job as key stakeholders seriously.” Continuously improving He said the PSIF meetings provide a platform that enables residents to engage face to face with Eskom officials and gain information about key aspects relating to nuclear safety and emergency preparedness.
When attending these meetings, residents become more confident that Eskom is operating the plant safely and responsibly, and they get an assurance that Eskom is doing everything in its power to prevent any potential accident that can lead to a nuclear emergency situation. Eskom has 27 power plants including Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, which has proven to be the one of the most reliable power stations with a 93% availability with Unit 1 running for 474 days and Unit 2, 492 days from one outage to another without tripping. “Safety is part of our culture. We have been winning several awards on safety and quality. What we have learnt over the years is to not blow our own horn. Tomorrow must be better than today`s best and you must continuously improve,” Phidza said. He said they are running the plant to not only to be the best in Africa but best around the globe. “At the PSIF meetings we get an opportunity to share all of this and we encourage members of the public to attend these meetings so they can evaluate, contribute and critically review what we are doing,” he said.
Improved communication on the cards Regarding PSIF meeting attendance, he said that they`ve conducted a study and many stakeholders preferred different things. Some prefer the venue to be somewhere else, and each community want the meetings to be held in their area. “We have decided to promote the PSIF on different platforms, including radio and community newspapers in the three office languages of the Western Cape. Next year we plan to host talk-shows on radio stations and also go to different forums to influence and encourage the public to attend the PSIF meetings,” he said. He added that the power plant will also increase its presence on social media. “From our research we identified some areas of improvement in order to attract the youth and use avenues like social media to engage the youth about issues relating to the PSIF. We want to encourage the members of the public, particularly the youth, to take charge of the technology by attending the PSIF and getting to know more about nuclear energy. “At Eskom we believe that the future of our country is in the hands of our youth, and in order for them to take South Africa to the next level, technology is crucial.”
March | 2018
...the people’s eye
Hundreds lose their homes in Cape Town ﬁre
Unathi Lingela clears his plot to start rebuilding his shack after a fire destroyed 100 shacks in Doornbach informal settlement on Tuesday morning. Photo: Peter Luhanga.
Hundreds of residents includ-
ing young children were left
homeless early morning on Tuesday, 13 March 2018, after a blaze ripped through Doornbach informal settlement near Table View. It
destroyed over 100 shacks. The sprawling informal settlement opposite Dunoon township is also commonly known as Kwa
5. There were no injuries. The cause of the �ire is unknown. In the morning smoke could still be seen rising into the sky. Fire victims began to clear the charred debris on their plots to start rebuilding their homes. Some sifted through the piles of debris in an effort to salvage some of their belongings. The �ire may have started outside of Unathi Lingela’s two-room shack where he lives alone. The 29-year-old appeared confused when Isolabantu News sought comment from him. He said he woke up after getting choked from smoke and heard some residents kicking his door telling him to get out immediately. His shack, he said, was engulfed in smoke and he was unable to see but luckily his neighbours kicked his door open and pulled him to safely. He said he was not drunk the
previous night and he does not own any electrical appliances. Nor does he own a gas or paraf�in stove. He said some residents had seen the �ire starting outside his shack door. Like Lingela, Tino Mtesi, 31, was living alone in a one room shack. He too woke up to �lames licking the zinc of his shack. He rushed to safety leaving everything behind. “I am a bricklayer I lost all my building tools and my ID. I didn’t have time to salvage anything.” Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Theo Layne con�irmed that the blaze left over 500 people displaced. He said the �ire started at about 5:30am. He said 42 �ire�ighters from seven �ire stations were dispatched to battle the �ire which was extinguished at 9:30am. “The cause of the �ire is undetermined,” he said —GroundUp
Amakhesele ezempilo afuna Long sentences for criminals ingqesho esisigxina accused of murder offences
Thembela Ntongana Malunga namashumi asibhozo abasebenzi abangamakhesela kwicandelo lezempilo aye enza umngecelele oyakwipalament yephondo ngoLwesine nalapho enze ibango lokuba mabanikwe ingqesho esisigxina ngurhulumente. Bemelwe yi National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers union (NUPSAW), bacule amagwijo ayimibuzo: “Sisebenzi njani kwezimeko?” Ababasebenzi baye batyelele amakhayo abao bagulayo baqinisekise ukuba bayalufumana uncedo namachiza ngethuba. Kuxwebhu lwezikhalazo ababasebenzi bagunyanzise ukuba mabanikwe in-
gqesho esisigxina ngokufana nabasebenzi abaphantsi kwesebe lempilo. Kwaye bakwafuna nenkxaso ye airtime eyi R250 ngenyanga, isibonelele sengozi kwakunye nemali yokukhwela xa besiya kulamakhaya. Bakwacele ukuba isebe libanike uqeqesho ukuze nabo bafumane iziqinisekiso eziphuma South African Nursing Council. Omele iNUPSAW ephondweni u- Omar Parker uthi ababasebenzi bakwimeko zoxinizelelo kwaye benza umsebenzi obalulekileyo ngokuphathelele kunikezelo lwezempilo kwabo bangathathi ntweni. Bakhathalela abangenampilo ekuhlaleni, bayabahlamba babatyise
baqinisekise ukuba bafuna unyango. Banikezwa umvuzo osisibonelelo esincikane bengahoywa ngendlela eyiyo ngurhulumente,” uParker utshilo. Lomgushuzo wokuba ababasebenzi mabaqashwe ngurhulumente uqale kwiminyaka emibini edlulileyo kwaye iSebe Lezempilo linomthetho eliwucebayo ukujongana nalemeko. Bekumele kuyakuqaliswa ngo April ukwenziwa amatiletile okufunqala ababasebenzi. “Kodwa ngoku siva ezinye izinto zokuba urhulumente akanayo imali yokwenza , bathi abakwazi ukufunqula ababasebenzi, sisinyeliso eso,” uqukumbele watsho uParker. —GroundUp
The Cape Town Regional Court recently convicted and sentenced three males accused of separate murder offences and one accused of robbery with aggravating circumstances. The �irst male, aged 21, was convicted and sentenced to 12 years for murder, committed on Tuesday, 14 February 2017, in Joe Slovo Park, near Milnerton. Two years of the 12 year sentence, are suspended for �ive years, on condition that he is not convicted of any other violent crime during the period of suspension. The second male, aged 27, was convicted and sentenced to 10 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances, which he committed in Dunoon on Friday, 21 April 2017. Two years of the 10 year sentence, are suspended for �ive years, on condition that he is not convicted of any crime of which, dishonesty and/or violence against the person of another, is an element during
the period of suspension. The third male aged 36, was convicted and sentenced to 12 years for murder, committed on Monday, 4 September 2017, in Dunoon. Four years are suspended, for a period of �ive years, on condition that he is not convicted of any crime during the period of suspension. The fourth convicted male, aged 45, who stabbed his girlfriend to death on 5 July 2014, in Dunoon, and then �led to the Eastern Cape, was convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, of which �ive years are suspended, for a period of �ive years, on condition that he is not convicted of any other violent crime during the period of suspension. “Comprehensive work by SAPS Milnerton’s Serious and Violent Crimes unit led to the conviction and sentencing of these criminals,” said Milnerton police spokeswoman, Captain Nopaya Madyibi.
ISixeko saseKapa sizama kangangoko ukuphendula kwiimfuno zabo bantu bangenamakhaya kwisithuba sexesha lasebusika ngo-2018 kwaye abo bantu sibanikezele uncedo ukuze kucutheke inani labantu abangenamakhaya abasezitalatweni. ISixeko sinenjongo yokwenza ubuhlakani nemibutho ezimeleyo/NGO’s, imibutho engajonganga-nzuzo/ii-NPO’s nee-PBO’s ezibonelela ngeesheltha kwabo bangenamakhaya, ngokuthi sidibanise imithombo yala macandelo ukuze babenakho ukuxhamla ngakumbi abo bangenanto. Inkqubo iyakuthi imiselwe ukususela ngowo-1 Meyi ukuya kowama-30 Septemba 2018. Iyakuthi ibonelele ngendawo yexeshana yoomatrasi kwaye akulindelekanga ukuba loo mbutho udale nayiphina indawo yesigxina eneebhedi zokulala. Ukuba loo mbutho uye wathobela ummiselo, iSixeko siyakuthi sibonelele ngabasebenzi be-EPWP ukuze bancedise. Iifomu zokwenza isicelo ziyafumaneka kwa-www.capetown.gov.za/readyforwinter. Nceda ungenise ifomu egcwalisiweyo ku email@example.com ngentsimbi ye-16:00 uLwesithathu we-11 ekaTshaziimpuzi 2018. LUNGELO MBANDAZAYO IBAMBELA LOMPHATHI WESIXEKO 51/2018
Lokshin Spurs FC Youth Play in 2018 CTR Heritage Cup
DAVID ROSSOUW Sport administrators have been asking questions about the drought over the last couple of months, which has brought sport in the Western Cape to a standstill, in almost every sport code in the Province. This is specifically due to no alternative water methods being put in place at certain sports fields - especially those in townships falling under the administration of the City of Cape Town, who suffer the most - as some facilities have been locked by facility management departments. Sport clubs find it extremely difficult to practice, or to keep their young players busy from
time to time, but this did not demotivate Lokshin Spurs FC who still want to achieve their goals, and instead, it encouraged them. The more the players can play, the better they will be, because the local football league, of Dunoon LFA, starts on 7 April 2018. According to team manager, Luvuyo Sixaba, his club will not let the situation discourage its players, no matter the conditions: “With the support from local businesses in the area we can improve our situation and acknowledge their contributions as they play a vital role to our communities. We are very fortunate to have received sponsorship from Utah Spur since 2015, when our club was established, and with a mem-
bership growing by ten percent every year. He said: “Utah Spur is like family to us, and we are very proud to be associated with a company like them. Not only do Utah Spur support our events and games at the LFA level, but also, at various tournaments that we participated in as well”. On 21 March 2018, Utah Spur manager Geraldine arrived at the Montagu Gardens sport arena to support the young players in the 2018 CTR Heritage Cup for under ten teams. “We are very proud of our current football kits, sponsored by Utah Spur,” said manager Sixaba. “From the ten teams who entered for the tournament, we finished third in our group of five. Ayabonga Ruxu, a young boy from Joe Slovo, will be on supporter’s lips in a few years to come, he scored all four goals in the three games which he played in. Thanks to John Adetiba, who sponsored all teams in the tournament”. Coach Sixaba, said Adetiba, is a parent, and is very passionate about football, and always helps young football players. “We really appreciate his contribution to our kids.” Great football skills were displayed by all the participants, to the benefit of both supporters and sponsors alike. Milano clinched the tournament by beating Elite Soccer School in the final and were able to walk away with the Cup and medals.”
Langa Easter Rugby tourney on
The annual Score Easter Rugby Tournament, the highlight on the club rugby calendar with Score Energy Drink as title sponsor for the second consecutive year, kicks off in Langa, the home turf of the Busy Bee Rugby Football Club on Friday, 30 March. The Score Busy Bee Easter Rugby Tournament, marks the hosting club’s 95th anniversary with 36 teams from clubs throughout South Africa, including the Western Cape, Free State and Eastern Cape, competing this year. The teams comprising senior men’s, youth and women’s rugby, will compete over the entire Easter long weekend at the Langa Sports Grounds. This long established Easter club rugby tournament, which has taken place annually since the late 1990s, was held in the Eastern Cape last year. As major sponsors, Score, one of the country’s most popular energy drinks, cements its commitment towards the development and promotion of community club rugby. Established in 1923 in Cape Town’s District Six before relocating to Langa in 1937, Busy Bee Rugby Football Club
was formed with the purpose of engaging the youth in the game of rugby as a means of taking them away from the streets, drugs and criminal activities. ”It is a great honour for the Busy Bee Rugby Football Club to host an event of this magnitude in Langa for the celebration of our 95th anniversary. With the help of Score Energy Drink we can support youth development and preserve the rugby culture within our community. We look forward to welcoming clubs from the different provinces,” Alfred Msutu Kewana, general secretary of the Busy Bee Rugby Football Club. Over the years, the Busy Bee Rugby Football Club has grown from a small gathering of sports lovers to 575 male and 75 female players, and has seen numerous Springbok, Super League and Western Province Craven week players come through its ranks. For the Score brand, rugby offers a bridge that connects communities and brings people together. It’s no wonder fans call it South Africa’s “unity drink”.