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This EVIL is spreading

Last week this magnificent bull rhino was happily living his life, with others, in the Weenen Game Reserve. But thanks to poachers carrying out their evil dehorning programme for money,this rhino is now another statistic. Four in total have been killed in Weenen reserve in the last week bringing the total in KZN for this year to 68 Whilst the climbing total for South Africa, this year alone is 637. In 2012 668 were killed - thats almost two a day! Weenen Game Reserve is a favourite of many Greytown Gazette readers - close enough to spend a couple of interesting and rewarding hours there and view the range of animals , and in particular, the exciting white rhinos. But if this mindless moneygrabbing evil slaughter continues, both black and white rhinos could become extinct. Ezemevelo and Police personnel have been investigating the latest

slaughter since the weekend. Apparently the four rhinos were killed by darting to remove the horns. Officials removed the head of the rhino for forensic purposes. This poaching is predominantly fuelled by the illegal trade in rhino horn; globalisation and economic growth has made it easier to establish illegal trading routes. The current poaching crisis is attributed to the growing demand for rhino horn in Asian countries, mainly China and Vietnam, where horn is believed to have medicinal properties. The high price fetched for the horn has attracted the involvement of ruthless criminal syndicates who use high-tech equipment to track down and kill the rhinos. To anyone who calls themselves a lover of nature, a supporter of conservation, a human being, let’s stand together as a nation proud and DO SOMETHING.

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Brazen car window murder Bell Street was jampacked with people last Friday carrying out their monthly shopping in the stores and from the vendors. But in the midst of all this activity a killer brazenly shot and killed a man sitting in his parked car in Sergeaunt Street. 45 year old Sam “Rasta” Ndlovu, a taxi owner from Muden, was apparently sitting in his Toyota Conquest having a quick nap. Round about 2.25 pm a killer walked up to the vehicle and fired off at last three shots through the right rear window killing Sam instantly. According to several witnesses, the killer appeared to a young man, who after the shooting ran off to Lindelani squatter camp - he used a pistol in the attack. No motive for the attack has been established. Greytown Police are investigating and believe that, with so many

people in the vicinity, there must be witnesses. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Investigating Officer, Lieutenant Ngubae on 033 413 9034 STUPID DRAGSTERS SHOWING OFF AGAIN In April, the Greytown Gazette published a report headlined”Dangerous and stupid dragsters” on irresponsible car owners and drivers who were drag racing through the town, mainly Pine Street in the early hours of the morning. Apart from the high potential of injury or death,sleepless residents had lodged complaints with the Police, security and traffic personnel on the drag racing and also the hangers-on who stood around drinking,vandalisingand making a noise. After the article was published there was a lull in these dangerous

activities but not for long! Thumbing their noses at the authorities these young men have “spread their wings” and are carrying out this stupid activity in different areas of Greytown ... residents in Sergeant, Pine, Cooper, Erskine have all lodged complaints but to no avail. Details of the vehicles involved with NUM, NKK and some number plates removed have been handed to the authorities but still to no avail. At the time Greytown Station Commander Colonel Mapalala said “Urgent attention and sensitization of night shift members to be extra vigilant for these dragsters and vigorously pursue to bring them to justice.” Obviously more needs to be done and hopefully before there is any loss of life or serious injuries the authorities, Police, traffic and security need to put a comprehenisve plan into action.

Retaining the theme of lawlessness a number of local retail stores have reported a large increase in theft of items from the shelves ;water meters are being vandalised; more housebreakings taking place.And despite the influx of traffic police earlier this year the standard of driving and disregard of traffic rules is once again on the increase. It is essential that members of the public become pro-active-join the Community Policing Forum to work together with the Police to prevent crime;report anything or anyone suspicious to Ops 911 (033 417 2911)-its operators pass the mes-

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CPF Youth Desk Launch An important event was the launch on 23rd September of the Greytown Community Policing forum's Youth Desk with the object of promoting, non politicially, co-operation between the SAPS and the community's youth. Focus will be on crime prevention, and to identify, prioritise and solve problems related to crime which affect the youth. Another important objective is not only promote communication between the Police and community but to also encourage Police transparency and accountability. The Youth Desk will also negogiate and co-operate with any institutions at a local level to promote the interests of the forum Elected committee members of the Youth Desk are: Chairperson: Mzwandile Dlamini Deputy Chairperson: Hlengiwe Shezi Secretary: Nomtha Xaba Deputy Secretary: Non-

Greytown Youth Desk members wearing tee­shirts sponsred by Aheers Nuultizave and were loud in their appreciation of Aheers non stop support of crime prevention initiatives

jabulo Ngubane Treasurer: Mpume Ngcobo Public relations Officer: Khekuthula Ndlovu Four additional members: Thulisile Zuma, Zandile Mthalane, Mandla Zuma and Zama Zuma . The committee would like involvment from other stakeholders, such as Government departments, NGO's, faith based organisations, business sector, Councillors, and race groups ( this is essential so that the youth desk may reach its objective that all cultures and races are represented in Greytown) . the Youth desk committee therefore extends a warm invitation to all stakeholders to join this wonderful initiative provisioned by the Constitution to fight crime effectively. Please contact Constable Z.T Madonda on 033 413 9029 or 074 930 3358 for more information. caption: .

Greytown feeding project update Groundwork has been completed in more ways than one for the new premises for Greytown Feeding Project. The power behind this amazing community project which provides up to a thousand meals twice a week, Mr D.R. Aheer , told the Greytown Gazette that the huge tree stumps had been removed thanks to Mr D.Majola who had made an excavator and operator available. The plans were in the final stages of approval with the Municipality. Further exciting progress is that the steel structure has been fabricated and is ready for erection as soon as the go ahead is granted by and received from the Municipality. An appeal is made to members of the community to join the project as more support is required particularly with moving into the Feeding Project's very

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Sir The first photo shows a 15m x 4m patch of lawn bordering the clubhouse in King Edward Park overlooking the oval field. This raw sewerage has been seeping out of a manhole for the past 6 months and despite repeated phone calls to Umzinyathi Water the problem persists. This manhole gave problems about 12 months ago and was fixed but obviously not very well. This area is in the middle of a highly used facility and how it doesn't seem to bother anyone else escapes me. The health hazard from e-coli infection to sportspeople and spectators alike is self-evident. The second picture is of the southern end of the adjoining soccer field (the old rugby field). Drainage has always been a problem in this corner of the field but it has never been this bad. Surely our Municipality can afford to spend a few thousand Madibas to sort this out? Again, the risk to health to everyone in the vicinity cannot be stressed enough. Ivo Wüst Greytown

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The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Page 3

OPEN GARDENS IN GREYTOWN

Five Greytown gardens will be open to the public for viewing this weekend in the Stihl Open Gardens programme .Also a number of stunning gardens in Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands. All gardens open from 9 a.m.; to 5 p.m. Brief details of the local garden are as follows: *”Bloemhof” (District Road 220):Robyn Adendorff has maintained and enhanced this four acre

garden which dates back to the 1920’s. Magnificent old trees highlighted by aloes, bouganvilleas, azaleas, roses, cycads etc. attract a wide sele ction of birds and butterflies. Tea, coffee and home made cooldrinks will be on sale - proceeds to Ops 911 Centre. *Jacaranda Villas (High Street):Fourteen very different individual town gardens are on

show, featuring interesting indigenous borders and a variety of garden material. *”The Folly” (Thomas Handley Avenue):Lots to see in this striking four hectare parklike garden Martin and Madeleine Hill. Indigenous plantings fairy garden, rose garden are some of the many special features.Teas available - donations to St. James. *Walter and Verona Red-

inger(230 Pine Street): In just 8 years the Redingers have turned a bare garden into a picture perfect area of colour and design with spectacular roses being a major feature. It took them 200 tons of soil, a retaining wall and about 18 tons of compost to bring about this place of beauty. *The Country Nursery: Roy and Pippa Harris have built this up into a popular tea garden with a spec-

tacular view. Tea, eats and plants on sale. There are gardens galore with open gates this weekend, so make the most of it, pick up your full programme from the nearest garden centre and enjoy the finest gardens in KwaZulu Natal as they open their gates for the spring season. For more information you can contact Gail at gail@spottedowl.co.za

DECISION CRUNCH TIME FOR SENIOR LEARNERS Huge decisions are looming for senior learners – be they in Grade 9 or matric - and the best way to deal with decisions which will have long-term consequences is to arm oneself with as much information as possible states education expert Dr Felicity Coughlan, Director of the Independent Institute of Education which provides higher education on more

than 20 registered campuses in SA. Matric pupils have only a few days left to apply for access to most public universities, while Grade 9 learners need to make their selection of subjects for the National Senior Certificate examinations they will write in 3 years’ time. For both these groups, deciding on what they want to do after

school can seem a mountain too high to climb, but it is necessary for them to take a step back, calm down, and get as much information as possible to make the best decision possible. For both Grade 9 and 12 learners, the IIE suggests that they spend time investigating the websites of public and private postschool institutions to get a quick

understanding of what courses are on offer and what their entry requirements are. Dr Coughlan suggests learners choose subjects that open doors: * Hold on to Mathematics as long as you possibly can, but don’t place yourself at risk of not achieving an NSC at all if all the indicators are that you will in fact be better served with Maths Literacy.

* Choose subjects that stretch you and choose at least one you love or are very good at. * Ask more than one person for advice but make a goal-based decision * Remember that there is both a public and a private sector – keep your options open by considering both in relation to your goals.

DOCTORS CALL LIST FOR OCTOBER

Greytown doctors have set up a call register to ensure that if anyone needs after hours assistance, and their own doctor is not available, they can contact the doctors on call. 911 Ops Centre and Arcadia will have list which is also

printed in the Greytown Gazette each month.

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PLATELETS PLEASE There is an urgent need for platelets and the Blood Bank has launched an urgent appeal to the public to become a platelet donor - slightly different to a blood donation.Platelets are small colourless cell fragments circulating in the blood and play a vital role in blood clotting and prevention of excess blood loss. When a blood vessel is injured, platelets collect to form a plug that stops the bleeding. Platelets are required for: · Patients with leukaemia and other cancers, undergoing chemo or radiation therapy; bone marrow or organ transplant patients; patients undergoing major surgery and trauma; and patients with Aplastic anaemia. A platelet donor needs to be healthy; weigh 55kg or more; be between 16 and 65 years of age; consider their blood and blood platelets safe to give to a patient; not

Umvoti Municipality WARD 9 COMMUNITY MEETING: 13 OCTOBER 2013

Notice is hereby given that a Ward 9 Community Meeting will be held on Sunday, 13th October 2013 in the Town Hall, 41 Bell/ King Dinuzulu Street, Greytown commencing at 10h00. All residents of Ward 9 and Ward Committee members are hereby invited to attend the above-mentioned meeting. The agenda will include items such as progress made on Umvoti Housing Projects and identification of ward priorities for 2014/2015 financial year. For any enquiries please contact Councillor K.L. Chonco on 033 413 9100 during normal office hours. Mr B.A. Xulu Municipal Manager

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have taken aspirin in the past 7 days prior to donating ; not have taken anti-inflammatory medication in the past 3 days and have a platelet count above 200 000 per micro-litre Platelet donation is slightly different to blood donation, it is important to contact SANBS for more information on the process and requirements - phone toll free 0800 11 9031, visit www.sanbs.org.za or connect on Facebook.com/SANBS and Twitter: theSANBS

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Page 4 The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Window on Wembley

Our Form 6 Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday evening. It was as an enjoyable event that highlighted the successes of our Form 6 class of 2013. This formal affair had a personal feel to it making it meaningful and enjoyable. Mr van der Post was the guest speaker for the event. He is a renowned public speaker who has won many accolades for his contributions to the fields of motivational and public speaking. With the words ‘If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me’ he shared his vision of a South Africa filled to the brim with opportunity for those who are willing to dive in and make the most of it. Congratulations to all the scholars who received awards. Recipients of the major awards as follows: 2013 Dux: Micaela Tedder; Effort and Endeavour: Kayla Hadley; Service Above Self: Devon Hull; Good Fellowship: ZothaMhlongo;Sportswoman of the Year: Hannah Pride Honours: Leadership as Head Girl: Zotha Mhlongo; Leadership as Head Boy: Sven Röhrs; Academic: Micaela Tedder; Academic: Kayla Hadley; 3 Full Colour Awards: Devon Hull. Our Prefects for the 2014 academic year were announced at the

Top: Thuba Mzila, Eric Nefdt, Mazwi Simelani. Bottom: Rethabile Shabalala, Hayley Bradshaw, Kimbaleigh Olivier end of the Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to the following scholars who have accepted this responsibility for next year: Mazwi Simelane; Kimbaleigh Olivier; Thubelihle Mzila; Hayley Bradshaw; Eric Nefdt and Rethabile Shabalala. Boarding establishment leaders: Terése Schmidt; Rethabile

Shabalala; Hayley Bradshaw and Nhlakanipho Sibisi. On Wednesday September 25th, Wembley College held its annual Interhouse soccer tournament. The Falcon high school boys lost 3-1 to the Eagles while the Falcon girls won 2-1. The terrified teachers drew 4-4 with the Matrics in a fiercely-contested match.

On Tuesday, 17 September, the Foundation Phase was treated to a Puppet Show called “Safari Fun”. Heather Tomlinson goes to so much effort with her puppets and there is always a theme that relates to children.This time she included rhino poaching and litter as two separate issues. These messages were reinforced

Micaela Tedder (Dux) with the music and the audience participation. It was a most worthwhile performance. Congratulations to Hannah Pride and Lance Comins who won the mixed doubles trophy against TghabaMzila and Ceyanne Scott on Monday 23rd September. The score was 6 – 3, 2 – 6. 7 – 5.

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BID INVITATION BID No. 2013\09\03

Bids are hereby invited in Terms of Section 19 of uMvoti Municipality Supply Chain Policy and Section 83 of the Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 as amended and read together with Sections 110, 111 and 112 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003 for the supply and installation of Bio-metrics access control system. Documents Bid documents will be available from the Stores Department at Pine Street from Friday, 04th October 2013, Monday to Friday, between 08h00 and 15h00 upon payment of non-refundable fee of R200,00. Briefing session Date: 7th October 2013 Venue: Council chamber Time: 12h00 Eligibility Criteria – Stage 2 In terms of Regulation 5(2) and 6(2) of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, preference points must be awarded to a bidder for attaining the B-BBEE status level of contribution in accordance with the table below. B-BBEE STATUS LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTOR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Non-compliant contributor

NUMBER OF POINTS (80/20 SYSTEM) 20 18 16 12 8 6 4 2 0

Submission of a B-BBEE Verification Certificate from a Verification Agency accredited by South African Accredited System (SANAS) or a registered Auditor approved by the Independent Regulator Board of Auditors (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the Close Corporation Act (CCA) is a requisite. Bidders will not be disqualified for non-submission of B-BBEE Verification Certificate but will be declared as non-compliant contributors. It is expected of all Bidders who are not yet registered for B-BBEE Verification Certificates to register on (http:/www.sanas.co.za./accreditation_bee.php). Bid Submissions The bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked “Bio-metrics access control system” and deposited in the Umvoti Municipality tender box at the Customer Relations Centre by not later than 12h00 on Friday, 25th October 2013. Late bids and bids not clearly marked as prescribed will not be considered. Reputable companies are hereby invited to submit their bids. Enquiries All enquiries shall be directed to R. Kirpal, Telephone No. 033 413 9100 during normal office hours.

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Hermannsburg Happening Twenty­ four visitors from the Umvoti AIDS Centre joined Grade 7 class at Hermanns burg for the 'Children Helping Children' outreach.

After regaling the packed hall with no less than seven pranks, involving chickens, bugs, explosions, tasty snacks and more, Max and Moritz had pranked their last and the audience could finally relax their laughing muscles. This classic German tale was told with élan by actors drawn from Kindergarten to High School, with the talents of our musicians, chamber choir and school choir augmenting their performances. The narration in both German and English allowed everyone to appreciate the 'singspiel' and the sketches of human nature it portrays. Thank you to all those who joined us for the experience, and to the organisers and learners

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who presented the piece. 'Children Helping Children' our Primary School learners are urged to consider and care for those less fortunate by, among other things, participating in this outreach programme. Recently, the Umvoti AIDS Centre scout troop joined the Primary School at Hermannsburg, where the Grade 7 class organised various games for the 24 visitors and their HMB partners. Lunch was followed by the presentation of 'goodie bags' - prepared by the Primary School - to the scouts, with extra goodie bags being taken back to the Centre for those that couldn't be at Hermannsburg on the day.

Hermanns burg Little Oaks Oracles Ouma and Opa day was so much fun - we could really show off all the things we’ve learned and now we have been learning all about Manners: saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, ‘sorry’ or ‘can I help you?’ Our English tea party was the highlight on Thursday morning, and we showed off all the good table manners we have been learning; we dressed up as ladies and gentlemen, decorated our cup-cakes and were served by the teachers! Cool! We all got dressed up for Heritage Day, showing off how our different cultures dress, and we all looked really smart for the day. Then the Grade R’s took part in ‘Max und Moritz’, working closely with the other actors from the Primary School and the High School, and did a brilliant job - well done the Grade R’s! The packed audiance thoroughly enjoyed your fun and games.

Don’t eat so much Statistics show that increasing numbers of South Africans are overweight or obese, with the problem at its worst among adult women and preschool children. Over 40% of adult women are classified as obese and

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In the age group two to five years, 18.9% girls and 17.5% boys are classified as overweight. Lynn Moeng, Chief-Director of Health Promotion and Nutrition at the Department of Health states: "People are eating too much and they're eating the wrong foods "By educating them about portion size and choices, we aim to change attitudes and habits so that people 'downsize' and reduce their health risk.""Obesity is a growing crisis and South Africans need a wake-up call about portion control and the importance of regular physical activity before it's too late," 'Eat less - choose your portion with caution!' is the central message together with: · Choose a variety of foods from different food groups and eat recommended amount· Make portion control a daily way of lif· Use salt and foods high in salt sparingly Inaugurated 15 years ago, the event is a vital public health intervention and is jointly planned by the Department of Health, the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA), the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Consumer Education Project of Milk SA (CEP). National Nutrition Week 2013 will run from

9 to 15 October. One research study has found that people consumed at least 30% more food due to

large portion sizes, including pre-packaged snacks and beverages. The survey also found that people didn't adjust their intake at their next meal to compensate for having eaten those foods. However, evidence does show that after education and training, parents are more able to accurately estimate their children's portion size. "During National Nutrition Week 2013, communications will be aimed at providing the community with practical ways to help them eat less such as using smaller plates, bowls and utensils, repackaging snack foods into individual-sized portions, not eating in front of the television and encouraging children to take a lunchbox containing healthy snacks to school," says Moeng. Whilst controlling portion size is an effective, simple, reliable and sustainable tool for weight management, eating large amounts of food is just one of the reasons why people become overweight or obese. Eating high-energy foods that are high in sugar, fat and salt, not eating a variety of foods from the different food groups and not doing sufficient physical activity all lead to weight gain and increased health risks. The World Health Organisation recommends that adults have no more than a teaspoon (5 grams) of salt a day from all sources.

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Tranquili – Tea

Sunday Roast 6 October Open 9h00 - 14h00

Roast Chicken, Lemon and Herb stuffing, Savoury Rice. Potato Pea and Bacon Salad, Butternut Bake. Fruit salad and Ice cream R85,00 pp. Bookings essential contact 082 964 0612

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Thanks

UMNDENI wakwaNgubane nowakwa Shezi udlulisa ukubonga kubobonke abawusingathile, behanjelwe umfowabo uBhakifa, imithandazo umphakathi iminikeio kanye nebandla ama St Jones, Inkosi inibusise nonke.

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Lost and Found

M Batha please contact the Greytown Gazette urgently.

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Personal

BEV the Hairdresser will be at the Arcadia Salon on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October 2013. Please phone 079 436 2438 to make an appointment. LOOKING for self catering, furnished flat for a mom and two kids for the month of November only. Contact 074 885 6268.

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Building Services

ISIHLABATHI amatshe kanye nanablocks ngentengo yase wholesale. Telephone 033 413 1414 / 0 8 2 7 8 3 6 0 3 5 kuhlangene konke nokudiliva edolobheni. PLASTER, building, tiling etc. Contact Mandla 072 725 2157.

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Business Services

MINT Maintenance - keeping it mint! Need maintenance done but you are too busy? Not sure how? Let me do it! Keep it mint! It’s worth it. I do the following - general maintenance, ceilings, built-in cupboards, carpentry, tiling. If your requirement is not on the list ask anyway. I might be able to help. Please contact Simon 072 657 9176. WELDING and wrought iron Ind. For all welding, structural and steel requirements contact Brian 073 212 6627.

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Cleaning Services

CARPET / upholstery cleaning. Experienced owner supervised and quick. Phone Nola 083 320 4008.

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Electrical Appliance Repairs

ALLEN’S Refrigeration. We do all types of fridges, freezers and TV’s, DVD, microwaves, irons etc. Please contact Allen 073 323 2139, 084 354 0590 or 160 Durban St.

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Fencing Services

FAIRVIEW fencing quality workmanship and back-up service on automated gates and all types of game, agricultural amd security fencing. Contact Keith Cowie 082 772 5436.

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For Hire

10 Seater round tables, patio gas heaters, white marquees, decor, cooking. Greytown Hiring Services. 033 417 1157, 082 957 2812, 082 315 6653.

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GAZETTE SMALLS

BUYING OR

SELLING

Something for everyone

ERNIE VENTER Cell: 072 444 9788

For Hire

AMATAFULA. 10 Seater awo round noma tende amasha amphlophe. Tel. 082 957 2812 / 082 315 6653.

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Garden Services

PROFESSIONAL tree felling. Contact Brian 073 212 6627.

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Health and Beauty

CHIROPRACTOR. Greytown Drug Store 033 413 2157. Dr White will be available at the Clinic on Wednesdays.

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Personal Services

ABORTION alternative Wednesday 2 - 5 pm. Free councelling by appointment. Call or sms 078 879 7484. FOR all your diesel repairs to trucks, Bell engines, hydraulics on tipper trucks, air brakes on trucks and trailers etc. Contact Rajan 082 460 9341.

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General Sales

AFRICA Wendy houses. Grade A pinewood, big, small, low prices,, louvre style. Sylie 083 996 0526. CHICKEN fat and skins ideal for pet food available at Honcho’s. Contact: 033 413 3122. 10kg R30, 20kg R50.

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Pets/Aquariums/ Tropical Fish

DOG and cat boarding. SPCA. Tel: 072 0969634.

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Commercial Premises to Let

TO let, Greytown, lower Bell Street near Asmalls, shop / office, 129 sqmt, R5 500 pm. Call Mahomed 032 551 1522 during working hours. TO let, Greytown, lower Bell Street, near Asmalls. Ideal for surgery, 176 sqmt - R7 000. Call Mahomed 032 551 1522 during office hours.

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Houses to Let

2 Bedrooms, lounge, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, garage, pre-paid electricity, bottom Sargeaunt street, with garage, R3 500, excl. garage, R3 000. Contact 072 869 6354 after 1:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: DEADLINE FOR GAZETTE CLASSIFIEDS IS MONDAY, 10 am • PHONE 033 413 2735

Umvoti Municipality football team won the Heritage Day tournament beating Umshwati Correctional Services team by 4 goals to 1.

UMVOTI Work and Play Champions

Umvoti Work and Play hosted a special Heritage Day knockout tournament on September 24th at King Edward park. After the games, players and spectators throughpougly enjoyed watching the Soweto derby, Chiefs vs. Pirates on the big screen which had been sponsored by Umvoti Municipality. The Work and Play committee would like to thank the following sponsors for making the

tournament a success: Mascor Toyota, Aheers Multisave, Min Cash, Greytown Breweries, Midas Davids, Bracken Timbers and A special thank you to Pannar seed printing department, for printing the participation cards . At the prizegiving which followed awards were given on the results of the Work and Play day as follows: FOOTBALL Winners: Umvoti Municipality

Runners up: Correctional services Best goal: Peterson Correctional Services Best team: Pannar Seed Best player: Masuku Umvoti Mu­ nicipality Best referee: Ntambama NETBALL Winners: Dept of Health 2nd: Umvoti Municipality Best shooter: Thoko Xulu ­ Dept of Health Best goalkeeper: Magushu B ­ Pannar seed

New coach for Eleven Express United

Player of the tournament: Lethi­ we Mbuyisa­ Dept of Health VOLLEYBALL Winners: Umvoti Municipality Runners up: Dept of Health Best spiker: Skhumbuzo "30" ­ Umvoti Municipality Best blocker: Minenhle Ntombela ­ Dept of Health Caption: Greytown SAPS team ­ win­ ners of the Heritage day chal­ lenge.

Eleven Express United soccer team from Ntabenzima welcomed their newly signed experienced coach, Sphe Hlongwa with a 2-1 victory over Seven Stars.Team members in the photograph: Zamani Ndawonde the captain, Khulekani Ndlovu assistant captain, Khotha Dlamini, Bongo Ndlovu, Mandla Nxumalo, Mai Ndlovu, Mthandeni Myaka; Kato Ndlovu, Dado Madlala, Msa Nene, Sya Ndlovu, Sphe Ndlovu, Bhutane Ndlovu, Sdididi Phungula

SHADOW COLUMN The Greytown Gazette publishes a monthly Shadow Column at the end of each month to list events to come. . However it would appear from the lack of response from schools, sports clubs, churches, etc. that no events have been scheduled from now until next year! no prizegiinvs, sporting events, Christmas functions etc. Main objective is to notify the public of what events are scheduled to take place, or about to, so to avoid,as far as possible,“double dating” -that is two events on the same day which could create problems not only for the organisers but also for the public. An appeal therefore to all Churches,ngo’s, sports bodies, clubs etc. to submit dates and event details to the Greytown Gazette for publication asap from now until the end of the year there are so many events

social, sporting, prizegivings etc-so please notify either verbally or electronically in time for the next Shadow column! OCTOBER 1st:Schools open for last term 4th:Beer festival 5th:Navraathree 13th:Durgaa Pooja 15th:Garden club:Tarr Roses 27th:Senior Service Centre mem­ bers bring and share picnic NOVEMBER 2nd: G911 bass fishing competition 3rd: Deepavali 4th:Gobardhan Pooja 12th:Garden club Christmas at Bee­ hive 30th:Wartburg W.I. Xmas fair DECEMBER 4th:Schools close for Christmas holidays 16th:Day of Reconciliation (Mon­ day)

16th:Umvoti Carol Service:St Pe­ ter’s Lutheran Church 18th: Christmas issue Greytown Ga­ zette 25th:Christmas Day (Wednesday) 2014 JANUARY 1st:NewYears Day 15th:First 2014 edition Greytown Gazette 15th:First school term starts(Wed­ besday) MARCH 21st:Human Rights Day (Friday) 28th:Schools close for Easter holi­ days(Friday) APRIL 18th: Good Friday 21st: Family Day 27th:Freedom Day(Sunday) 28th:public holiday 29/30:School holiday MAY

1st:Workers Day(Thursday) JUNE 16th:Youth Day(Monday) 27th:School close(Friday) JULY 21st: Schools open for third term( Monday) AUGUST 9th:Women’s Day(Saturday) SEPTEMBER 24th:Heritage Day(Wednesday) OCTOBER 3rd: School close(Friday) 13th:Schools open for term(Monday)

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DECEMBER 9th: Schools close(Tuesday) 16th:Day of Reconciliation(Tues­ day) 25th: Christmas Day(Thursday) 26th: Day of Goodwill


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Greytown Racing Pigeon Club news Anyone can be a pigeon fancier but not everybody can be a successful fancier -like any sport to be successful takes time and dedication. Many hours must be spent with the birds to get to know their fads and fancies as each one is an individual and has its own strange habits and the fancier who can sort this out will be a true champion. Some pigeons will race home to their perch, another to its nest or mate, others to their youngsters. Still others fly home solely to the fancier. Having tame pigeons is also an asset.I knew a fancier whose pigeons when returning from a race would alight directly into his outstretched hand.in which he held food and eat from there. His pigeons responded when he called them by the name he had given them. Although pigeons are gregarious creatures, they do mate for life unless the fancier decided to mate them differently,but they soon settle into their new matings. Although saying this, it has been noticed that a rank hen will not exactly back away from an amorous cock if her mate is not in the immediate vicinity. But on the other hand will defend her nest vigoursly if any other cock attempts to force his attentions on her while she is nesting. As I said earlier, get to know you pigeons and spend as much time as possible with them and success will come your way.

Thank you Midas Davids!

St Cathryns News

The SAPS football team and officials holding the trophy sponsored by Greytown Midas Davids for the Work and Play football league

The “Green keepers revenge” competition on Saturday ended in a fearsome competition between two golfers when the green keeper and weatherman landed in the same draw. It seemed right from the word go, that these two were going to” go for it “ from the start - on the 15th tee, the first tee for the green keepers revenge. The intentions were all there for a good battle…….the result was the weatherman won the green keepers revenge when he used three extra clubs in his bag. The mist, then the thick mist and finally light rain put a stop to play before the first ball was tee-ed off. The game was called off due to bad weather - that cleared later in the day. The decision is always difficult as to when must the game be cancelled but one needs to take members travelling from a far into consideration. The final round of the Triangular competition between Mandeni, Darnall and St Cathryn’s is to be played on Sunday 13th October at Darnall. No team selection is made and golfers are asked to volunteer to play at a cost of R 150 green fees, half-time and lunch included. Come and join us to get an opportunity to play another course. Even if you are not a member of St Cathryn’s travel with us and enjoy the ride. Farmers Agri - Care monthly mug will be played on Saturday 19th October . Supper on Friday will be bring and braai – with KSB breads , potato and other salads – please phone 083 269 1661 to book for golf and / or meals.

GREYTOWN COUNTRY CLUB NEWS Don’t forget the Beer Festival this Friday Durban’s Premier Party Band “Chameleon” will be the entertainment for the evening. Tickets are available and selling @ R50 which includes your meal (Pig on the spit) and one 330ml free Draught Beer of your choice. For further information contact Lone du

NOTICE OF REVIEW OF DRAFT BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT AND DRAFT WATER USE LICENCE APPLICATION Proposed Development of Further Education Training College (FET) within Greytown in KwaZulu-Natal (DEA REFERENCE NUMBER: 14/12/16/3/3/1/1034). BACKGROUND The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has, as part of its strategic plan which was informed by the National Development Plan, set aside resources for a multi-phased development programme. The objective of the assignment is to ensure that the necessary elements of the educational facilities are in place in time to accept the intake of students at the start of the 2014 academic year as defined in the tender clarifications. The facilities must meet international best practise standards with respect to educational facilities and the built environment including meeting green building standards. The mechanism of delivery must ensure that junior practitioners in the relevant built environment are trained towards professional registration. The respective construction projects must be structured so as to maximise benefit to the local communities both with respect to job opportunities and procurement. The site is located in Townlands of Greytown 5695. The site is situated on the southern side of the R74 within the town of Greytown. The 21 digit surveyor general number for the site is N0FT00000000569500000. Notice is hereby given of a joint public participation process in terms of: • The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (“NEMA”); and • The National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998) (“NWA”); ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) activities: LN1: 23 (GN No. 544 refers); and NWA activities: Section 21 (c) and (i) (GN No. 1091 refers). REVIEW OF THE DRAFT BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT AND DRAFT WATER USE LISENCE APPLICATION (WULA) In accordance with Regulation 56 (1) of Government Notice No. R. 543 of 18 June 2010, registered Interested and Affected Parties are granted an opportunity to review and comment on the Draft Basic Assessment Report. To this end, copies of the draft Basic Assessment Report and WULA Report have been lodged at the Greytown library on 141 Pine Street, Greytown (Tel No. 033 413 9132) for review from 7 October 2013 until 7 November 2013. PUBLIC MEETINGS Please note that all Registered Interested and Affected Parties will be notified of a public meeting if such meeting is requested. All comments should be submitted returned to Nemai Consulting by 7 November 2013 (30 days from and inclusive of date of publication of notice, excluding public holidays). Contact Person/Consultant Rivani Maharaj Tel: 031 266 3884 Nemai Consulting Fax: 031 266 5287 PO Box 1673 Email: rivanim@nemai.co.za Sunninghill 2157

Plessis at the Country Club at 033-417 2441. Friday night ,27th September was Happy Hour, has to be mentioned that Pete Koller walked away with 1st and 2nd prize. This is a first, “one person walking away with both priczes”. We remind golfers to diarize Umvoti Tyres Golf Day which will take place on Saturday 5th October. It will be the first opportunity to play on our spring treated greens and tee boxes while enjoying the hospitality of one of Greytown’s prominent businesses. Not to be missed is the annual GCC Golf Classic on the 26th of October,which is fast approaching. We have confirmed that the Safire ladies will be “manning” the halfway watering hole again for us this year!

The format will be Betterball Stableford and entry lists are up on the board at the Club. The “Sunday 9@9” entry fee is R25 to play 9 holes. Richard Chiazzari is sponsoring a chicken that will be up for the winning on Sunday mornings. Dates to diarize Friday (4th October 2013): Beer Festival Saturday (5th October 2013): Umvoti Tyres Golf Day Friday (11th October 2013): Attendance Draw Saturday (12th October 2013): Next Mascor Monthly Mug Friday (October 2013): Happy Hour Saturday (26th October 2013): GCC Gold Clas­ sic

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Last ditch stand - we are having the last fun day for the year this Sunday, 6th October sponsored by Greytown Build-It. Please come along to support the club and our sponsor. Cost for lots of entertainment, sport and chatter is R40 -just bring along meat for the lunchtime braai and salads will be provided. Please note we have ordered sunshine for the day!!!! Here’s hoping it happens! Please phone Bryan on 033 413 2157 to make sure you are entered.

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