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Province investigates City’s role in Dunoon sewerage pollution
City is failing to address “appalling” conditions in informal settlements Community leaders Zimasa Gcayiya, Nobuhle Tinti and Sandiswa Dayimane say nothing has changed despite the province’s directive ordering the City to clean up sewerage overflows in the township. Photo: Peter Luhanga.
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Province investigates City’s role in Dunoon sewerage pollution Photos taken this week show there is no improvement when it comes to sewerage overflows and water pollution in Ethembeni informal settlement. Resident Sandiswa Dayimane says she has contracted tuberculosis and believes it is a result of living amongst the filthy conditions blamed on lack of service delivery. Photo: Peter Luhanga.
Following an investigation into “allegations of pollution and degradation” in three Dunoon informal settlements, the provincial government has reported that the City of Cape Town has failed to address the “appalling” unhygienic conditions in the township. The investigation started on 2 September, and the resultant report released late last month stated the City failed to “adequately address the appalling unhygienic conditions in Dunoon township which is aﬀecting the health and well being of residents and causing signiﬁcant pollution and or degradation of the environment”. The investigation followed an August report in the Iliso Labantu News and on GroundUp exposing the inhumane living conditions in Ethembeni informal settlement. The Western Cape environmental aﬀairs and development planning ministry then issued the City a pre directive, which is a notice of intent to issue a directive in terms of section of section 28 (4) of the National Environmental Management (NEMA) Act of 1998. The pre directive which the mayoral committee member for water and sanitation, Xanthea Limberg, conﬁrms to have received, was leaked to Iliso Labantu at the beginning of November. The pre directive was illustrated by images of blocked toilets with faeces bubbling out of toilet seats, grey water contaminated with raw faeces at communal taps and ﬂowing into stormwater drainage and in between shacks. It states that the NEMA makes provision for criminal prosecution of oﬃcials of an organ of state such as national or provincial government departments, municipalities or public entities. ISOLABANTU is a Xhosa/English monthly community newspaper. At Isolabantu we practic e ethical journalism, and strive to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. We support the open and civil exchange of views, even views we ﬁnd repugnant.
It further states and solid waste rethat in terms of the moval service in the NEMA, it is an ofarea. The schedule fence to unlawfully also had to indicate and intentionally or the time and days negligently commit when each oﬀ the any act or omission aforementioned which causes sigservices would be niﬁcant pollution or conducted. degradation of the Further, to submit environment or is to the department likely to cause sigproof of services niﬁcant pollution or rendered with 30 degradation of the days of receipt of environment. the pre directive. “As such you (the According to the The City’s mayoral committee member for water City of Cape Town) NEMA, the report and sanitation, Xanthea Limberg, denies that the are hereby given nostates that failure to City has transgressed section 28 of NEMA. tice of the departcomply to a directive ment’s intention to can result in a ﬁne of issue a directive inup to R10m or imterns of section 28 (4) of the NEMA which prisonment of up to ten years, or both. will direct you to; immediately repair all the Should the City intend to remedy the polblocked toilets in the area by replacing faulty lution and degradation, it must cease the infrastructure, ﬁxing blockages and leakages, activities causing these in the ﬁrst place and provide toilets to accommodate all the in- submit to the department within 30 days of habitants in the area (the erfs in which the receiving the pre directive, a report compiled investigation was centred); provide an opera- by an independent qualiﬁed environment astion plan to deal with the waste management sessment practitioner. issues around the Dunoon township such The report, which was signed on 28 Ocas the ad hoc illegal dumping sites. The op- tober by environmental law enforcement eration plan must include proactive measures directorate director Achmad Bassier, further such as recycling and clean up projects,” it stated that the City would foot the bill for all stated. costs relating to the necessary remedial and The City had seven days to submit a receipt mitigating measures contained in the plan. of the pre directive to the ministry, as well as Approached for comment on Tuesday 5 Notime frames for the respective clean up op- vember, Limberg said the City has responded erations, inspection and maintenance of the to the pre directive advising that it denies it of the stormwater canals, toilets, standpipes has transgressed section 28 of NEMA. Lim-
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The province its probing the City’s role in causing continual sewerage overflows in Dunoon, leading to pollution and degradation of the environment. Photo: Peter Luhanga
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berg said the response outlines ways in which it has worked to provide solid waste, water and sanitation, and stormwater services in Dunoon, and continues to do so. “Section 28 of NEMA is directed at persons or entities causing pollution. The City has a service delivery obligation but is not itself the cause of the pollution. The City continues to demonstrate commitment to providing services to residents in this increasingly densely populated area,” stated Limberg. Asked to comment on the City’s response, the provincial department of environmental aﬀairs and development planning's head of communication, Rudolf van Jaarsveldt, said his department had received the City’s response on Monday 4 November. “The Department is currently reviewing the response and the process is ongoing. Therefore we cannot comment further at this stage,” said Van Jaarsveldt. Meanwhile, residents in Ethembeni informal settlement say their living conditions have not improved. Community leader Sandiswa Dayimane, 37, who shares her two room shack with her brother-in-law, said when Iliso Labantu exposed their inhumane living conditions, the City had employed two workers through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). These two workers, Dayimane said, only worked at weekends and were expected to cover the whole area, which made little impact. She said she recently found out she had contracted tuberculosis and she is now taking medication. She believes her illness was caused by the ﬁlthy living conditions in the informal settlement.
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Shock discovery of foetus in Dunoon manhole
...the people’s eye eDunoon kodwa ngoMvulo, umntu ohamba ngeenyawo uhamba naye ngaphandle kwenqanawa wabona into engaqhelekanga kwaye wakhwaza, utshilo uChris Chilaule, oneevenkile zokulungisa amathayile ecaleni komjelo wokuhambisa amanzi. abantwana bathi xa ephumile wabona ihlokondiba lihlanganisene ngaselunxwemeni, lakhangela esibelekweni. “Ukubona umntwana okhulileyo enje elahlwe kwilindle kuyothusa. Kodwa akukho nto sinokuyenza. Kuyenzakalisa, utshilo
Ufunyaniso olothusayo losana olufunyenwe kwilindle eDunoon Amapolisa aseMilnerton avule idokodo lokubuza emveni kokuba kufunyenwe usana lifakwe kumngxunya ovulekileyo ogcwele amanzi amdaka kwikona yeSiyabonga kunye nesitalato i-Curry kufutshane ne-Wayawaya shebeen eDunoon ngoMvulo ekuseni. Amanzi amdaka aphuma kwindawo evulekileyo yamanombala ngumbono oqhelekileyo
uChilaule. Abahlali abakwindawo yesehlo bathathe imifanekiso bayibeka kwiDunoon Facebook group. Ugqabaza ngale mifanekiso, uKholiswa Jamda wabhala wathi: “Kuhlungu kakhulu intliziyo”. “ U-Nena Mdoyi ubhale "Abanye abantu basetyhini abakhulelweyo abafane lwanga sesisimo. Abanitsi bafake bomfanekiso okhalayo. . Isithethi se-Milnerton SAPS u-Kapteni Nopaya Madyibi, uthe kuyabonakala ukuba usana olo belusele lukhulelisiwe. “Amapolisa aseMilnerton aphanda lo mbandela, utshilo uMadyibi. Akukabanjwa mntu, eli tyala lisephantsi kophando,” utshilo
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The Milnerton Police have opened an inquest docket after a foetus was found dumped in an open manhole full of sewage at the corner of Siyabonga and Curry street near Wayawaya shebeen in Dunoon on Monday morning. Sewage ﬂowing out of open manholes is a familiar sight in Dunoon but on Monday, a pedestrian avoiding the sewage noticed something strange and screamed, says Chris Chilaule, who has a tyre repair shop next to the sewage over ﬂow. The father of ﬁve children says when he stepped out he saw a crowd gathering around the sewage, gawking at the foetus. “To see a grown babe like that dumped in faeces is shocking. But there is nothing we can do. It is traumatising,” said Chilaule. Residents at the scene took pictures and posted onto the Dunoon Facebook group. Commenting on the pictures, Kholiswa Jamda wrote: “It is heart breaking.”. Nena Mdoyi wrote: “Some women that fell pregnant are not deserving.” Most just posted weeping emojis. Milnerton SAPS spokesperson‚ Captain Nopaya Madyibi, said it appeared the foetus was at ﬁve months development. Milnerton police oﬃcials are investigating the matter, said Madyibi. “It is alleged that a foetus was found dumped next to a drain at corner of Siyabonga and Curry street in Dunoon. No arrest has been made the case is still under investigation,” she said.
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Iphondo liphanda ngendima yeSixeko kungcoliseko lokuhambisa amanzi amdaka e-Dunoon Isixeko siyasilela ukulungisa iimeko "ezothusayo" kwiindawo ezinamatyotyombe.
Emveni kophando 'lwezityholo zokungcoliseka nokudodobala komhlaba' kwiindawo ezintathu zokuhlala zaseDunoon, urhulumente wephondo uxele ukuba isiXeko saseKapa asiphumelelanga ukulungisa le meko "yoyikisayo" elokishini. “Uphando luqale nge-2 kaSeptemba, kwaye ingxelo yesiphumo esikhutshwe kwinyanga ephelileyo ithi iSixeko asiphumelelanga "ukusombulula ngokufanelekileyo imeko ezingekho mthethweni kwilokishi yaseDunoon echaphazela impilo nentlalontle yabahlali kwaye yabangela ungcoliseko olukhulu kunye nokonakaliswa kwendalo.” Uphando lulandele ingxelo ka-Agasti kwi-Iliso Labantu News nakwi-GroundUp eveza imeko yobuntu e-Ethembeni. I-oﬁsi yezendalo eNtshona Koloni kunye nenkonzo yocwangciso lophuhliso emva koko ikhuphe iSixeko myalelo, nto leyo esisaziso senjongo yoku. khupha isikhokelo ngokwemigaqo yecandelo lama-28 (4) loMthetho oyiNational Environmental Management (NEMA) ka-1998. Umyalelo wokuqala ilungu lekomiti kasodolophu elungiselelwe amanzi nogutyulo lwelindle, u-Xanthea Limberg, eqinisekisa ukuba usifumene, wahlawulwa ku-Iliso Labantu ekuqaleni kukaNovemba. izihlalo, amanzi angwevu angcoliswe ngamachaphaza amdaka kwiimpompo zoluntu kwaye angena kumngxunya wamanzi esiphango naphakathi kwemijondolo. Ichaza ukuba i-
NEMA ibonelela ngotshutshiso lolwaphulomthetho lwamagosa orhulumente wengingqi njengamaphondo kazwelonke okanye amasebe orhulumente, oomasipala okanye amaziko oluntu. okanye ngokungakhathali enze nasiphina isenzo okanye ukushiyeka okubangela ungcoliseko olukhulu okanye ukonakaliswa kwendalo okanye okunokubangela ungcoliseko olukhulu okanye ukonakaliswa kwendalo. “Ngale ndlela ke wena (iSixeko saseKapa) unikwa isaziso malunga neenjongo zesebe zokukhupha ulwalathiso lwabasebenzi abakwicandelo lama-28 (4) le-NEMA esiya kuthi sikukhokelele; khawuleza ulungise zonke izindlu zangasese ezivaliweyo endaweni ngokuthi zithathe indawo yezibonelelo ezingalunganga, ukulungisa iibhloko kunye nokuvuza, ukubonelela izindlu zangasese ukuze kuhlawulwe bonke abahlali kule ndawo. (iziza ebekugxilwe kuzo uphando); ukubonelela ngesicwangciso somsebenzi sokujongana nemicimbi yolawulo lwenkunkuma ejikeleze ilokishi yaseDunoon njengeendawo zokulahla inkunkuma ngokungekho semthethweni. Isicwangciso sokusebenza kufuneka sibandakanye amanyathelo asebenzayo anje ngokurisayikilisha nokucoca iiprojekthi, utshilo. ISixeko sineentsuku ezisixhenxe zokungenisa irisithi yomyalelo kwinkonzo, kunye nexesha lesicelo somsebenzi ococekileyo, ukujonga nokulondolozwa komjelo wa-
manzi esiphango, izindlu zangasese, indawo yokuma kunye nenkonzo eqinileyo yokususa inkunkuma kuloo ndawo. . Ishedyuli ikwafuneka ichaze ixesha kunye neentsuku apho inkonzo nganye sele ikhankanyiwe. Ngaphezu koko, ukungenisa kwisebe ubungqina beenkonzo ezenziweyo ngeentsuku ezingama-30 zokufumana lo myalelo. Ngokwe-NEMA, ingxelo ithi ukungaphumeleli ukuthobela umyalelo kungakhokelela ekuhlawulweni ukuya kuthi ga kwi-R10m okanye ukuvalelwa ejele kangangesithuba seminyaka elishumi, okanye zombini. yeka imisebenzi ebangela oku kwindawo yokuqala kwaye ungenise iSebe kwiintsuku ezingama-30 emva kokufumana lo myalelo, ingxelo equlunqwe yingcali yovavanyo lwendalo ezimeleyo. Ingxelo, nesayinwe ngomhla wama-28 ku-Okthobha ngumphathi wecandelo lokunyanzeliswa komthetho kwezendalo uAchmad Bassier, yatsho nokuba iSixeko siza kuwuhambisa umthetho ngalo lonke iindleko ezinxulumene namanyathelo afanelekileyo okulungisa kunye nokuthomalalisa okuqulathwe kwisicwangciso. Nge-5 kaNovemba, uLimberg uthe iSixeko siphendule kwisiyalo sokuqala sokwala ukuba iyalahla icandelo lama-28 le-NEMA. U-Limberg uthe impendulo Icacisa ngeendlela esebenza ngayo ukubonelela ngenkunkuma eqinileyo, amanzi nogutyulo lwelindle, kunye neenkonzo zamanzi esitshi eDunoon, kwaye iyaqhubeka nok-
wenza njalo. ICandelo lama-28 le-NEMA libhekiswa kubantu okanye kumaziko abangela ungcoliseko. IsiXeko sinesibophelelo sokuhanjiswa kweenkonzo kodwa ayisiyiyo eyona nto ibangela ungcoliseko. ISixeko siyaqhubeka ukubonakalisa ukuzibophelela ekunikezeleni ngeenkonzo kubahlali kule ndawo inabantu abaninzi, utshilo uLimberg. Ukubuzwa ukuba bavakalise impendulo malunga nesiXeko, isebe lezemicimbi yezokusingqongileyo kunye nentloko yocwangciso lophuhliso, uRudolf van Jaarsveldt, uthe isebe lakhe lifumene impendulo yesiXeko ngoMvulo we-4 kaNovemba. Ngenxa yoko asinakuphawula ngoku kweli nqanaba, ”utshilo uVan Jaarsveldt. Okwangoku, abahlali basematyotyombeni e-Ethembeni bathi iimeko zabo zokuhlala azingcono. Inkokheli yabahlali uSandiswa Dayimane, oneminyaka engama-37 ubudala, owabelana naye ngogogo wakhe ngakumagumbi amabini, wathi xa uIliso Labantu eveza imeko yabo yobuntu, iSixeko siqeshe abasebenzi ababini ngeNkqubo eYandisiweyo yeMisebenzi yoLuntu (EPWP). Aba basebenzi babini, u-Dayimane uthe, basebenze kuphela ngeempelaveki kwaye bekulindelwe ukuba bagubungele yonke le ndawo, nto leyo ibinefuthe elincinci. Uthe kutsha nje ufumanisa ukuba unesifo sephepha kwaye ngoku uthatha amayeza.
Isikolo lokoluka limiliselwe ukungcola Ixesha lokuqalisa kwehlobo kwamadoda angamaXhosa sele liqalile, kodwa UGovan Mbeki, ePort Elizabeth, uNyameko Jacobs uthi ukhathazekile ngenxa yokungcola okungqonge isikolo sakhe seZinyoka Initiation School. kule minyaka ingama-25 idlulileyo. Endaweni yoko, udumo lwayo lusongelwa ngokulahla ngokungekho mthethweni. ilori kunye neebakkie ezisuka kwiinkampani zokwakha nezilahliweyo bezilahla imithwalo yazo, beshiya imfumba yenkunkuma, inkun-
kuma, amasebe emithi kunye namatayara emoto ezithintela iindlela eziya kwisikolo sokuqalisa. Akusekho ukuﬁkelela okulula kwezithuthi zikaxakeka okanye oogqirha bemveli nabongikazi. Kodwa ndiza kubaphilisa njani aba basebenzi bam kwindawo emdaka kwaye emdaka ngolu hlobo?. Indawo yonke iyanuka. Iikeyiki kunye neelori ziza zilahla izinja eziﬁleyo apha; Abanye bade baphathe iiapile. namagosa kamasipala kwiNangoza Jebe Hall eNew Brighton siyinyusile le ngxa-
ki. Amagosa athembisa ukuba azakuya kuyo ngokukhawuleza. Akukho nto yenziweyo. Umqhubi weloli, obethetha ngemeko yokungaziwa, uthe, "Indawo yokulahla i-Arlington eWalmer naseKodoeskloof e-Uitenhage ikude kakhulu ... Siyazisebenzela kwaye silahla kwiindawo ezivulekileyo sisindisa imali eninzi” George Geleba, Isithethi sikaSodolophu waseNelson Mandela Bay, uthe, "Umasipala uyayihlonipha iyantlukwano kwiSixeko nenkcubeko yolwaluko (ulwaluko), kwaye
ukulahla ngokungekho mthethweni akufuneki kuyithintele inkqubo yolwaluko amakhwenkwe ekufuneka eqhubile." “Umasipala
iinkokheli zabahlali ukuba zisondele kuthi ngeziphakamiso ukuze sikwazi ukuvavanya ukuba ingaba iziqwenga zomhlaba ziyafumaneka na. Sicebisa ukuba abahlali baseGovan Mbeki baxele ukulahla kwabo ngokungekho mthethweni kwabasemagunyeni. "
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Six arrested Drug dealer nabbed for beating with dagga worth teenager to R350 000 death Staﬀ Writer
Staﬀ Writer Six people were arrested by Table View police on Friday November 8 for allegedly beating and stoning a teenager to death in Site 5 informal settlement opposite Dunoon, on 17 July 2019. The motive for the murder is unclear, says the Table View SAPS spokesperson‚ Captain Adriana Chandler. Chandler says the arrests were made by detectives during a special operation in the early hours of Friday 8 November 2019. “ A 19-year-old was murdered by community members of Site 5 informal settlement on 17 July 2019. He was allegedly attacked with stones and branches before succumbing to his injuries,” said Chandler. She says Milnerton cluster commander, major general Aneeqah Jordaan, is warning the community not to take the law into their own hands, but rather to report criminals to the police.
Police nab two men linked to housebreaking Staﬀ Writer Two men aged 31 appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on 5 November on charges of house breaking and theft at a house in Parklands. Table View SAPS spokesperson‚ Captain Adriana Chandler, says on 31 October, a Parklands resident who lives in Bournemouth Bend noticed a suspicious vehicle and jotted down the registration number. Later on the same day, Chandler says, a home owner in the same road reported that his home had been broken into. “The witness provided the Police with a description of the vehicle and a search was launched. The following day, 1 November the vehicle was observed in the Table View area and the two occupants were taken to Table View Police for questioning,” she said. Chandler provided tips to prevent housebreakings: Link your alarm to an armed response company; activate your burglar alarm when leaving your home; make sure all doors are locked and windows are closed, even when at home; join your local neighbourhood watch, when going away on holiday make sure your neighbours are aware, so that they can look out for any suspicious activities/people; report your empty house to your nearest police station for regular patrols.
An alleged drug dealer was arrested in Parklands after a raid by Table View police on Friday 1 November found 40kg of dagga with a street value estimated at R350 000.
Table View SAPS spokesperson‚ Captain Adriana Chandler, says a tip oﬀ to a local security company led the police to the address in Parklands where large quantities of drugs could be seen displayed on a kitchen counter. “Table View Police were contacted and the house was entered. No one was home. Observation was held at the property till the resident returned later that evening.
The 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with dealing in illegal substances,” says Chandler. She says the Milnerton cluster commander, major general Aneeqah Jordaan, expresses her gratitude to the partners of the SAPS for their contribution during the arrest, as well as the community member who relayed the information. She further says anyone with information about criminal activities in their neighbourhood is urged to contact and share the information with Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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MID NOVEMBER 2019
Initiation school mired in filth Illegal dumping is compromising Xhosa traditional practice at a school in Govan Mbeki Mkhuseli Sizani The summer initiation season for Xhosa males has started, but in Govan Mbeki, Port Elizabeth, Nyameko Jacobs says he is frustrated by the ﬁlth around his Zinyoka Initiation School. Located on Old Uitenhage Road, the school proudly claims to have had no fatalities in the past 25 years. Instead, its reputation is threatened by illegal dumping. Trucks and bakkies from construction and waste companies have been dumping their loads, leaving piles of garbage, rubble, tree branches and car tyres blocking the roads to the initiation school. There is no longer easy access for emergency vehicles or traditional doctors and nurses. Jacobs, an ikhankatha (traditional nurse) says, “This is disgusting … As ikhankatha my job is to heal, and hygiene is very important. But how am I going to heal my initiates in a ﬁlthy and dirty place like this?” “The whole place stinks. Bakkies and trucks come and dump dead dogs here; some are even carrying used nappies.”
“Families of the initiates are forced to leave their cars next to Old Uitenhage Road … It is even hard to walk through on foot.” Jacobs said, “On 17 October during our meeting with the municipal oﬃcials at Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton we raised this problem. The oﬃcials promised to attend to it immediately. But nothing has been done.” A truck driver, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “Arlington dumping site in Walmer and Kodoeskloof in Uitenhage are too far … We are self-employed and dumping in open spaces saves us a lot of money.” George Geleba, spokesperson for the mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, said, “The municipality respects diversity in the City and the culture of ulwaluko (circumcision), and illegal dumping should not hinder the process of circumcision the boys have to undergo.” “The municipality continues to encourage community leaders to approach us with proposals so that we can evaluate whether pieces of land are available. We also urge residents of Govan Mbeki to report illegal dumping to the authorities.”
Ikhankatha (traditional nurse) Nyameko Jacobs shows the exetnt of illegal dumping at Zinyoka initiation school. Photo: Mkhuseli Sizani
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MID NOVEMBER 2019
...the people’s eye
Timmy Nicks it
Hansen crowned world champion on split decision
Timmy Hansen centre, Andreas Bakkerud, left and Kevin Hansen right. Photo. Colin Brown
Timmy Hansen has been crowned the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Champion. Hansen’s crown comes on a count-back of wins from Andreas Bakkerud after a dramatic ﬁnal at the SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa which took place at a sweltering Killarney International Raceway on Sunday 10 November. It was so dramatic that the result was still under review by the race stewards on Sunday evening, but was eventually conﬁrmed. The Cape Town crowd was treated to a spectacular and bruising season ﬁnale as the two ﬁnished level on points with Bakkerud second in the ﬁnal behind winner Niclas Grönholm, and Hansen fourth behind Timur Timerzianov after 60 races in 10 countries across four continents through 2019. Swede Timmy Hansen (Peugeot) arrived in Cape Town just a single world championship point clear of Norwegian title rival Bakkerud (Audi), with younger Hansen brother Kevin another six points back in third. Saturday and Sunday’s qualifying races did little to shake things up. Determined Finn Niclas Grönholm (Hyundai) was in scintillating form as he pipped Timmy, Bakkerud and Kevin Hansen to second ,third, and fourth respectively in the point-scoring qualifying races. That meant Timmy Hansen’s world championship advantage was up to two points over Bakkerud with Kevin Hansen a further six points behind as the top 12 lined up in two six-car semi ﬁnals - with more championship points at stake. Grönholm faced oﬀ against Bakkerud and Russian Timur Timerzianov in the second
Hyundai, with Latvian Janis Baumanis (Ford), Hungarian Kriztián Szabo (Audi) and Swede Anton Marklund (Renault) behind them in the ﬁrst semi ﬁnal. But Bakkerud made a perfect start and held on to take the win in spite of intense pressure from Hyundai teammates Grönholm and Timerzianov. The second semi ﬁnal saw the Hansen brothers safely on the front row ahead of German Timo Scheider (Seat), the Renault duo of Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit and Belgian Guillame de Ridder, and Brit Oliver Bennett (Mini) as Timmy made oﬀ for the win with Kevin on guard and Scheider third. All of which meant Timmy Hansen was leading the championship by two points with only the ﬁnal left to race and eight points on the table. Hansen started the ﬁnal from pole position from Bakkerud, Grönholm, Kevin Hansen, Timerzianov and Scheider as the top six lined up two-by-two to decide the world championship over six scintillating laps in sweltering heat under the backdrop of Table Mountain. Bakkerud made a perfect start to lead from a combative Timmy Hansen, but the two collided at the bottom hairpin to see Grönholm take the lead from the recovered Bakkerud, Timerzianov and the similarly recovered Timmy Hansen. Kevin Hansen and Scheider then had a
facturers' champions too - the car has been brilliant every race. “I still can’t yet take it in!” Bakkerud commented: "I am proud of myself. I won the battle today - the best reaction at the start to The World Rallycross Champion premier class saw timmy Hansen lead away. declared world champion in an exciting race. Photo. Colin Brown. “But unfortunately I will not comment more after what hapspectacular accident at the same corner pened and I just want to say huge thanks to where his brother and Bakkerud had collidmy team and our sponsor and to everyone ed, as Grönholm led a disgruntled Bakkerud, Timerzianov, and a limping Kevin Hansen else, especially Cape Town, it was fantastic as always. Thank you South Africa. home after Scheider stopped. “For the rest, right now I don’t really care." Timmy Hansen's reaction to the ﬁrst quesA delighted Grönholm, who missed two tion at the post-race media conference was: midseason races due to illness, said: "It's “It sounds fantastic - almost unreal - that you great to get a proper win at last. My ﬁrst win call me world champion. was after someone else was penalised, so "I am super happy for the sport - the last this one is special. My ﬁrst chequered ﬂag race with everything on the line was nerve victory! wracking, but I kept focussing and delivered "I’m really happy with the car and the big strong performance race by race through the step the team has taken. They worked their weekend - there was no room for error - not butt s oﬀ to give me a good car and I have the smallest mistake. improved too. This is a great way to end the "I know Andreas is upset,” he commented season.”In other SABAT World Rallycross on the Final race incident. "I went for the in- of South Africa action, Swede Oliver Eriksside, it was a hard move and it still needs to son delivered a dominant RX2 victory over be investigated. Jamaican Fraser McConnell and Sami-Matti "But this season is the best in my career Trogen, to wrap up that title ahead of Benwith four race wins and now the title. It's a Philip Gundersen, who pipped Jesse Kallio to deam come true and I am so happy for the the runner-up spot. team. We are ﬁrst and third in the Drivers' —Dave Abrahams, Killarney International title with Kevin and me and we are Manu- Raceway.
MID NOVEMBER 2019
Locals do South Africa proud at world rallycross
Western Province Motor Club e36 cup cars head into turn 2 with eventual overall winner, zack Groenewald in the lead. Photo. Coiln Brown
Staﬀ Writer The two-litre front-wheel drive Rally Class and three-litre rear-wheel drive E36 Cup racers delivered six closely contested and incident-packed qualifying races, leaving motor racing enthusiasts in no doubt that local rallycross is alive and thriving at the Killarney International Raceway. They raced as support classes at the SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa at Killarney raceway on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November, ﬂying the South African ﬂag. Shawn Cope topped the timesheets after the ﬁrst round of qualifying races on Saturday in the two-litre class with his Volkswagen Golf, a little more than a second ahead Steve Humble's Opel Kadett, with Craig Jarvis of Maui Motorhomes Ginetta G57 fame just 0.310sec further adrift in a Peugeot 306. The second round, however, saw Humble
Western Province Motor Club rx 2.0 fwd races were an interesting affair with shawn cope coming out as the eventual overall winner. Photo. Coiln Brown
oﬀ to a clear win by almost seven seconds from Gareth Easom (VW Golf), with Sandro Biccari another 1.62 seconds further back in a Kadett. After two rounds Humble led the points standings with 95 points, 11 ahead of
Cope with Abdurgamaan Amlay a close third in a Toyota Conquest. Humble took the third qualifying race on Sunday morning by 3.678 seconds from Cope, with Jarvis a close third, setting up a tight ﬁnal
– but it was Cope who came through to win when it counted, beating Humble by a scant 1.843 seconds, with Biccari a further 4.212 seconds in arrears, after Jarvis had a disastrous ﬁnal, ﬁnishing stone last behind Dewald Burger (Opel Kadett) and a misﬁring Gareth Easom (VW Golf). The E36 Cup Races were even closer; Robby Ferroli held a lead of just 0.060sec from Zack Groenewald after Q1, with Ryan Kat third, 2.631sec in arrears. The second round of qualifying races, however, saw Groenewald up the stakes with the only sub-50 second lap of the day by a local, to lead overnight on Saturday evening by 2.2 seconds from Kat and another 2.7 seconds from Riaan Smit. Sunday morning saw Kat ﬁght back to win the third qualifying race by just 1.912 seconds from Groenewald, with Ferroli a further 2.101 seconds back.
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