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Post Office the best CONGRATULATIONS to Greytown Post Office management and personnel on being awarded the trophy for being the best in quality of oversight out of 50 offices in the Midlands. The post office received the highest percentage – 96% – in this audit which covers quality, housekeeping, FICA etc.
In addition, they were awarded the retail recognition certificate for excellent customer service and best branch retail postal service provider 2012/2013 in KZN. Greytown Post Office branch manager, Brian Nairn, has been here since 2004 and the post office has a staff of 12.
Greytown Post Office ladies in their smart new uniforms (front, from left) Tracy Davids, Nichollet Kleinbooi, Cecily van Jaarsveld, Felicity Buthelezi (back, from left) manager Brian Nairn and Q Zondi
SOFT SOAPING EXORBITANT WATER ACCOUNTS So what you might ask what has prescription got to do with the price of water? Plenty. Over five years ago many Greytown water consumers were shocked to receive demands from the then service provider, uThukela Water , to pay thousands and thousands of rand which uThukela claimed they owed. These exorbitant amounts , which at no stage were substantiated or backed up with detailed statements ,were it said, based both on actual and estimates! uThukela took over the billing function from Umvoti Municipality in 2005 and admitted considerable problems in obtaining actual readings. But it defined”estimates” as when an actual meter reading is available but there was an automated technical adjustment leading to estimate accounts when consumption increased or decreased by 50%. Totally confusing -the exorbitant amounts were based on estimates but according to uThukela were based on actual. In a front page article on 18th January 2008 headlined “way out (and weird) water bills “ the Greytown Gazette queried why
it had taken from 2005 to the end of 2007 for these socalled outstanding amounts to be discovered;how readings had been obtained from inaccessible meters and how they could claim actual readings from two years previously . A spokesman for uThukela admitted that it should have sorted the problem of over and under estimation sooner but that this had not been done as a result of various technical problems and difficulties! Greytown water customers were advised, through an uThukela representative, to pay the current month’s water account, until such time as uThukela Water proved with documentation that those amounts were due.That was in 2008. It is now 2013 .The outstanding debits have never been resolved and in any event long since prescribed as more than three years have passed since it was raised. uThukela’s record as a water service provider was marked by months and months of complaints by Greytown residents on lack of service delivery ranging from no water
supply , sometimes for days on end;dirty water ; lack of response - all of which culminated in the the demands for socalled arrear payments. It was not only Greytown consumers who suffered -it was throughout the entire area covered . The Greytown Gazette for three years had reported not only on the lack of water but on the excessive salaries and payments to the non-executive board of directors of uThukela. In March 2008 Province took over uThukela stating that one of its biggest problems was its exorbitant operating costs . Umzinyathi subsequently took over the billing. Umzinyathi is now trying the soft soap approach - the editor who has an outstanding R21 000 received such a friendly reminder last week that the outstanding amount should have been paid by 10th October -if not, please send promptly! All this from a “yours sincerely” Umzinyathi Municipal Manager. The Greytown Gazette has consulted a lo-
“PRESCRIPTION IS A RULE OF LAW GOVERNED BY THE PRESCIPTION ACT 68 OF 1968 WHICH PROVIDES THAT A PERSON HAS THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH A DEBT FALLS DUE TO INSTITUTE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS TO COLLECT ON THAT DEBT.”
cal lawyer who points out there is no obligation as the outstanding debit has not been resolved by uThukela and “it has in any event long since being prescribed as more than three years have passed since it was raised.” Anyone who is still being billed is asked to contact the Greytown Gazette so that a meeting can be held with the lawyer to send a group reply to Umzinyathi to drop these ridiculous amounts and normalise the accounts.
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An urgent appeal has been made by Greytown Police chief Lieutenant Colonel S. Maphalala to community youth stakeholders to attend the Community Policing forum youth desk annual general meeting on Tuesday 5th Novmeber. Time is 2 p.m. at the Greytown Police station conference room. According to Chapter 7 of the South African Police Act:“The service shall, in order achieve the objects contemplated in section 215 of the Constitution, liaise with the community through community police forums in the view to; establish and maintaining a partnership between the community and the service; promote communication, promote co-operation, improving the rendering of police services, improving transparency, and promoting joint problem identification and problem solving by the services and the community. “ Stakeholders include all community sectors, organisations, institutions in the area, - please do try to be there as it is most important for crime prevention, security and policing of the area.
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Even in Movember, not a common sight Since its humble beginnings in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than three million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas in 21 countries. In 2012, the campaign raised over one billion rand throughout the world. Movember is a world wide mustache growing charity which supports world class men's health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and research to achieve its vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.
Killer road prayers OVER the years, many lives have been lost on the Greytown/Pietermaritzburg killer road. Greytonian, Mrs P Bekker, is organising a prayer session on Saturday, 9 November, on the road, to pray for the continued safety
of all who use this road daily. A bus is being provided by Umvoti Municipality for those who require transport – it will leave from the Town Hall at 9am. For further information, please phone Mrs Bekker at 074 672 7363.
READERS WRITE ...
Sad saga of Umvoti Council Sir, It must be sad and disappointing times in our democracy when a third tier of government collapses and an Administrator is appointed by the provincial Government. It is unique in a democracy when a Council implodes and a District Council is called to answer for its financial failures.We, the common people, and its citizens remain silent. Either because we are indifferent or too embarassed to express any opinion because our precious vote has been betrayed. When we were elected to the first democratic ANC led Council, without any experi-
ence in Local Government, our objectives were clear: leadership;good governance and fiscal discipline. Council lost these objectives after we left and the decline began. I had warned the citizens of Umvoti in these columns in my letter of 27 May 2005 (”Council in Choppy Seas”) that the decline had begun. Finally Council sank and drowned. The Administrator is sent to refloat Council. This exercise is a political palliative and unless Council returns to the road we set out on there is little hope. A.H. Moolla
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Burnt body found THE decomposing remains of a male were found by the Rietvlei SAPS in a plantation in the area on 30 September. Constable Mncwabe of the Rietvlei police told the Greytown Gazette that the man had apparently been strangled – there was a rope around his neck and his hands were tied together. His face and hands were burnt. The man, estimated to be about 49 years old and 1.9m in height, was wearing a t– shirt which had also been burnt. It is estimated, from the state of decomposition, that the body had been lying there for at least a month. Anyone with any information in regard to a missing male is asked to contact Constable Mncwabe at 076 918 7211.
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On a recent visisit to Greytown, Mec for Human Settlements, Mr Revi Pillay, bought several items from Grace Ndlovu made by the co–op SIYAKHULA Imvunulo co–op is a local co–op with an interesting background. Established in 1995 by retired nursing sister TA Khoza, she called unemployed women to unite and curb starvation and poverty. The closure of the shoe manufacturing company (BATA) had left many unemployed, particularly women.
So Khoza initiated a beadmaking venture, although she herself did not know much about beadwork, she was keen to learn. It was an informal group who just got together to earn as much as they could. In 1996 there was a great breakthrough for the women – they were were selected to design and make 800 badges for an environmental
conference to be held in South Africa. There was limited time to complete this task but the ladies did it, working tirelessly day and night to meet the deadline. Then in 2005, KZN MEC of economic development, Dr Zweli Mkhize, embarked on a programme in KZN to promote and form co–operatives. The members of the Siyakhula Imvunulo co–op formalised their group into a co–op and underwent training at an Umgungundlovu FET campus. Since then they have displayed and sold their work at exhibitions in KZN – chairperson Grace Ndlovu met up with other co–ops to exhibit in Reunion under the auspices of the Department of Economic Development KZN. The co–op was also invited to exhibit in Italy but were unable to because of financial restraints. Ndlovu told the Greytown Gazette that over the years "they have struggled, but kept the ball rolling". However as they do not get any grants–in–aid or funding, they need to get the support of the community. Please contact Ndlovu at 071 631 6848 to see the very comprehensive and exciting range of beaded and traditional articles produced by the members of the co–op. With Christmas on the horizon and for those making trips round South Africa and overseas, the co–op's range will provide some interesting and appreciated gifts.
Tampering with a difference Way back in May, Umvoti Municipality were charging electricity consumers R2 000 for “tempering “ the first time .A Sergeant Street resident, was told by IGODA officials that his meter had been tampered with, power cut off and restored when you pay R2 000. The consumer concerned did just that but told the Greytown Gazette that neither he, nor anyone living in his home, had tampered with the meter. An even worse scenario is an electricity consumer living in Enhlalakahle who received an account for back charges of just under R20 000 .On 9th July, IGODA came to the house and told her they were disconnecting because of the amount owed. She managed to get a loan to pay off that amount but when she requested reconnection was told she had to pay R2 500 -which she did. But the Municipality would still not reconnect sending her a bill in August for over R4 000 -when she queried was told by the Electricity department that they were unable to help her as that amount was for electricity . BUT no-one has been to read the meter which the consumer states could be faulty.The consumer is appealing for help as having done her best to meet the demands she is now desparate and doesn’t know where to turn to get her electricity restored for her and her family. Please contact the Greytown Gazette if you have experienced any such problems (excluding illegal connections!)
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“Hands-on in the classroom” is what it’s about - this year, the Grade 9 to 11 biologists were able to watch a calf dissection, performed by Dr Jane Wessels and her team, before observing the dissection of the heart, trachea &lungs and oesophagus from the autopsy. They were able to blow down the trachea, to see how the lungs expand and relax during breathing. The Grade 10s were then able to take a closer look by staining their own slides of blood cells for viewing under microscopes, as well as looking at the slides of biliary, provided by Dr Wessels, and seeing for themselves how the parasites affect the cells. The Grade 11s then dissected a heart, and were able to stain their own slides to view bacteria, gaining valuable insight into how a pathology laboratory goes about identifying pathogens. A big ‘Thank You’ to Dr Wessels for providing the animal organs for dissection and for taking time to come and share her valuable experience and knowledge about blood, bacteria, and the operation of a pathology laboratory.
Our Grade 12s have already written three of their final examinations, and are, no doubt, looking forward to the moment the invigilator says “put down your pens” for the very last time. On 18 October, we honoured our matriculants at their final awards ceremony. These results will be published next week.
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Deepavali message From President Shri Vishnu Mandir Mrs R Aheer: Deepavali literally means a row of lights. It is the most popular festival on the Hindu calendar. It is unique because it has combined religious, historical and seasonal significance. The festival signifies the victory of divine forces over those of evil. It is a joyous celebration of the homecoming of Lord Raam. On this day, he returned to his birthplace, Ayodhya, after spending fourteen years in exile, during which time he defeated many demons, including Ravana. The people of Ayodhya lit thousands of clay lamps (deepa) to welcome Raam, Sita and Lakshman. Houses are thoroughly cleaned and new clothes are
worn. Gifts, greetings cards and sweetmeats are exchanged and fireworks displays are held in many towns. Traditionally, Hindus regard this as an auspicious day to start a new life with new thoughts and aspirations. A prayer is offered to Goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth). Deepavali is also a reminder that justice brings victory. On the day preceding Deepavali, Shri Krishna killed the demon Narakaasur who had enslaved 16 000 unmarried daughters of kings, thus setting them free. The seasonal significance of the festival is that in India, the harvest after the rainy moonsoon period is marked by Deepavali. Thanks are offered to the Almighty God by reciting prayers
and making a symbolic gesture Deepavali and everlasting hapof offering grains into the piness. We thank all sponsors for sacred fire called Yajna. Deepavali signifies the victo- their contributions to the Deepry of light over darkness, avali hampers. We extend an knowledge over ignorance and invitation to all to the Deepavali Havan on Saturday, 2 Novemgoodness over evil. Its spiritual message is con- ber at 3pm in the Temple, Cathveyed by the famous Hindu cart Street. prayer “Thamso ma sat gamaya. Thamso ma jyotir gamaya” meaning “lead me from unreal to real. Lead us ALL OUR HINDU from darkness to light”. CUSTOMERS AND On behalf of the FRIENDS A officials and memHAPPY DIWALI. bers of the Shri Vishnu Mandir Errol Rottcher and Vidya Pracharni Sabha I take this opportunity to wish 147 Pine Street, Greytown one and all a joyous
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DOG and cat boarding. SPCA. Tel: 072 0969634. RIDGEBACK X puppies for sale, 6 weeks old. Call Draco on 073 832 3490.
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. TO let, Greytown, lower Bell Street near Asmalls, shop / office, 44 sqmt R2 750 pm. Call Mahomed 032 551 1522 during working hours. WANTED. Commercial premises wanted urgently. 082 563 5000
TOYOTA Hilux d/c 4 x 4 with canopy. Good condition. Sold with C.O.R. Completely refurbished. Phone Shane 079 347 4684. Price R55 000 o.n.c.o.
MSINGA SERVICE OFFICE IHHOVISI lokuthuthukiswa koMphakathi eMsinga licela ukufuniswa laba abalandelayo, inombolo yocingo esitholakala kuyo: 033 493 0059/42 Ubaba ka Dlamini Lindokuhle (13 yrs) ozalwa ngu Dlamini Qhashu Buyi ongasekho. Ubaba Ka Sithole Thandeka Elly (05 yrs) noSithole Joseph Smangaliso (10 yrs) abazalwa u Sithole Thandiwe Pricilia ongasekho. Ubaba Ka Madlala Londeka (12 yrs) no Madlala Phakamisani Siphelele (14 yrs) abazalwa ngu Madlala Zikhona ongasekho. Ubaba ka Aphelele Malinga(2 yrs) no Malinga Ntandoyenkosi abazalwa ngu
Malinga kwenziwe ongasekho. Ubaba ka Kwanele Sihle Ngubane ( 14 yrs) noLungele Wendy Ngubane ( 8 yrs) abazalwa nguMthililiClementina Ngubane ongasekho. Ubaba ka Magubane Themba (13 yrs) ozalwa nguNtshangase Ntombitheni ongasekho. Ubaba Ka Malinga Thobile Olwakhe (5yrs) ozalwa ngu Nompilo Senamile Malinga ongasekho. Umama Ka Mhlontlo Siphamandla (13 yrs), Mhlontlo Thobekile (11 yrs) kanye no Mhlontlo Sithandiwe (7 yrs) abazalwa ngu Mbongiseni Xaba ongasekho. Ubaba kaMchunu Amanda (16yrs) ozalwa nguMchunu Sindisiwe Precious
Missing persons GREYTOWN Child Welfare is looking for information on the following: * Father of Amahle and Andiswa Xulu – their mother Nompumelelo Ndawonde, deceased, was from the Mbalane area.
GREYTOWN Junior School has a vacancy for 2014. Junior Primary - Intermediate Phase Educator. The applicant must have a recognized Senior Primary Teachers Diploma or Degree. Duties will include: *Teaching First Additional Language IsiZulu for (Grade 1 - 6) *Teaching subjects in (Grade 4 - 6). *Sport coaching is a recommendation. All CV’s must be sent to: The Principal, Greytown Junior School, Private Bag 5580, Greytown, 3250. This is a Governing Body paid post. The Governing Body reserves the right not to fill this post. Closing date will be 13th November 2013. GREYTOWN Junior School has vacancies for 2014. 1. Physical Education Educator and coach. (Male). 2. Physical Education Educator and coach (Female). The applicants must be suitably qualified and experienced in coaching and teaching. duties will include: *Organising sports fixtures and events. (Grade R to 7). *Teaching Physical Education (Grade R to 7). *Coaching (cricket, rugby, hockey, swimming, soccer and athletics). Written applications and curriculum vitae, should be addressed and posted or faxed to: The Principal, Greytown Junior School, Private Bag 5580, Greytown 3250. Fax No. 033 413 2177. This is a Governing Body paid post. The Governing Body reserves the right not to fill the post. Closing date will be Monday 13th November 2013
Work Wanted: Domestic
THOKOZANI seeks employment. Gardening, painting or any work. Tel. 082 662 6351.
Sale in Execution
IN the Magistrate’s court for the district of Umvoti held at Greytown Case No: 68/2013 in the matter between: MR G GOVENDER Execution Creditor and MR SIPHIWE JUSTICE KESHWA (ID NO, 5408145170080) Execution Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION (AUCTION) In pursuance of a Judgment in the Court of the Magistrate of Greytown and writ of execution the goods listed hereunder will be sold in execution on Friday 15th November 2013 at 11h00 am, at 31 Kelly Street, Greytown to the highest bidder: Right Title &, interest in: 1 x Motor Vehicle Mazda 323 - registration no. NP 137802 NB: The sale is for cash or bank guaranteed cheque only. Take further notice that: 1.This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgement obtained in the above court. 2.The rules of this auction is available 24 hours before the auction at the office of the Sheriff, Old Transnet House, Sargeaunt Street, Greytown, 3250 3.Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to the specific conditions, inter alia: a)Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. (URL http://www.info.gov.za/view/ DownloadFileAction?id=999 61) b)FICA legislation in respect of proof of identity and address particulars. c)Payment of a Registration fee of R200.00 in cash. d)Registration conditions. The office of the Sheriff for Greytown will conduct the sale with auctioneer Mr Bobby Pearson. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules apply. Dated at Greytown on this 21st day of October 2013. – Execution Creditors Attorney Van Rooyen & Forder Inc. 123 Pine Street / P O Box 56 Greytown 3250 Tel: 033 413 1141 / Fax 033 413 1144. 06/G325/001TD.
* Father of Phakamani Mkhize – the mother Phumelele Ntombi Nyawose is deceased. Please phone social worker Mrs NC Nzama at 033 413 3174 if you can assist.
Sale in Execution
IN the Magistrate’s court for the district of Umvoti held at Greytown Case No: 415/2012 in the matter between: UMVOTI MUNICIPALITY Execution Creditor and LIMBIZWELIBUYE ERICK NALA Execution Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION (AUCTION) In pursuance of a Judgment in the Court of the Magistrate of Greytown and writ of execution the goods listed hereunder will be sold in execution on Friday 15th November 2013 at 11h00, at the Sheriff’s Sale Rooms, Old Transnet House, Sargeaunt Street Greytown to the highest bidder: 2 x Tables 1 x Desk 7 x Chairs 1 x Steel Cabinet NB: The sale is for cash or bank guaranteed cheque only. Take further notice that: 1.This sale is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgement obtained in the above court. 2.The rules of this auction is available 24 hours before the auction at the office of the Sheriff for Greytown. 3.Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to the specific conditions, inter alia: a)Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. (URL http://www.info.gov.za/view/ DownloadFileAction?id=999 61) b)FICA legislation in respect of proof of identity and address particulars. c)Payment of a Registration fee of R200.00 in cash. d)Registration conditions. The office of the Sheriff for Greytown will conduct the sale with auctioneer Mr Bobby Pearson. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules apply. Dated at Greytown on this 21st day of October 2013. – Execution Creditors Attorney Van Rooyen & Forder Inc. 123 Pine Street / P O Box 56 Greytown 3250 Tel: 033 413 1141 / Fax 033 413 1144. 06/G212/433TD.
Sale in Execution
IN the Magistrate’s Court for the District of Pietermaritzburg held at Pietermaritzburg Case No. 2623/13 In the matter between: TRIBAL ZONE TRADING 329 CC t/a MOTOR ZONE Plaintiff And MNOTHISANI HENDRY KHUMALO Defendant “Auction” KINDLY TAKE NOTICE that in terms of a Judgment granted on the 02/06/2013 in the PIETERMARITZBURG Magistrate’s Court and Warrant of Execution issued thereafter, a sale in execution of the under-mentioned goods will be held at his premises, Flat 4, Adotom Flat, Main Road, Tugela Ferry on the THURSDAY, 14th NOVEMBER 2013 at 11H00am, consisting of: GOODS: Blue Bantam Registration NP 130-637 to the highest bidder IN CASH. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT: 1.The sale is in the sale of execution pursuant to a judgement obtained in the above Court. 2.The rules of this auction is available 24 hours before the auction at the OFFICE of the Sheriff for Flat 4, Adotom Flat, Main Road, Tugela Ferry. 3.Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to specific conditions, interalia: a)Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 b)Fica-legislation i.r.o. proof of identity and address particulars c)Payment of Registration fee of R600 in cash. d)Registration conditions The office of the Sheriff for Flat 4, Adotom Flat, Main Road, Tugela Ferry will conduct the sale with auctioneers. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules apply. Dated at Pietermaritzburg on this 25th day of October 2013. – Execution Creditors Attorney VENN NEMETH & HART INC 281 Pietermaritz Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201. Miss Nepal/rz Z5601004
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Shadow column THE Greytown Gazette publishes a monthly Shadow Column 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! The main objective is to notify the public of what events are scheduled to take place, so as to avoid, as far as possible, two events on the same day which could create problems not only for the organisers, but also for the public. An appeal is made to all Churches, NGO’s, sports bodies, clubs etc to submit dates and event details to the Greytown Gazette for publication as soon as possible. From now until the end of the year there are so many events so please notify us, either verbally or electronically, in time for the next Shadow column. OCTOBER 30 and 31: Spring clothing and goodies sale – Concordia 31:10am – Halloween tea at Arcadia NOVEMBER 2: G911 bass fishing competition 2: Tennis club AGM 3: Deepavali 4: Gobardhan Pooja 12: Garden club Christmas at Beehive 29: Greytown Junior School prizegiving 30: Wartburg WI Christmas fair 30: MOTHS golf day Greytown DECEMBER 4: Schools close for Christmas holidays 9: Roley Hill mens doubles tournament 16: Day of Reconciliation (Monday) 16: Umvoti Carol Service at St Peter’s Lutheran Church 18: Christmas issue of the Greytown Gazette 25: Christmas Day (Wednesday)
DOCTORS CALL LIST 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. PLEASE CUT OUT AND KEEP ACCESSIBLE: CELL NUMBERS: Dr Ally: 083 786 7138 Dr Mkhize: 079 645 5964 Dr Owen: 082 859 9307 Dr Roodt:084 679 6300 Dr Hartwig: 071 676 6810 Greytown Hospital:033 413 9400 CALL DATES FOR NOVEMBER Dr Owen: 1st; 7th; 8th; 11th; 12th; 15th; 18th; 19th; 22nd; 25th;26th; Dr Mkhize: 2nd;3rd;29th;30th;1st Dec Dr Roodt:4th;6th;13th;20th;23rd;24th27th; Dr Ally:5th;9th;10th;14th;21st;28th; Dr Hartwig;16th;17th;
The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Page 11
WINDOW ON WEMBLEY
This is a call for any entrepreneurs out there who still have to book a stall at our annual moonlight market. We will be holding this on the 3rd December, immediately after the Carol Evening. The cost of each stand is R20 which will include two small school desks. The stand will be the width of the passage by three meters. Should you require more than one stand you are welcome to book more; there will be a limit-
ed number so please book as soon as possible. The evening is going to be loads of fun and we hope to see many of our supporters. The 1st Cricket team played a match against Hermannsburg on Saturday, 26 October. Wembley won the toss and sent Hermannsburg in to bat first. Excellent bowling by the opening pair rewarded Wembley with quick wickets and saw Hermannsburg bowled out for 37 runs. Wem-
bley went in to bat and reached Hermannsburg’s total in the 6th over, winning the match by 7 wickets. Well done to MazwiSimelani for taking 5 wickets for 15 runs and Joshua Meyer taking 2 wickets for 19 runs. Wembley hosted a mini-cricket festival on Tuesday,22ndOctober. The Grade 1s played against New Hanover and lost. The Grade 2s batted and bowled extremely well and ended up beating Treverton
ST. DAVID’S DOINGS
U11 Winner - Callum Norris, convincingly. Our best batsmen were John Yeadon, NtandoNg- and Runner-Up – Oliver Pride. U13 Winner - Michael Chiazcobo and UsiphileNxele. 8 wickets fell and Joshua Hollenbach zari, and Runner-Up - CG Nefdt. bagged 2 of these. Well done, boys, on a great team effort. Last week the SP boys had their final tennis championship (BETWEEN KRANSKOP AND GREYTOWN) games with the following results:
Umvoti Municipality ISIMEMO SOKUHLOLWA KWEZINTOMBI
Amatshitshi nabazall bayamenywa kwi camp ezobe ibanjwe ebusuku mhlaka 1 November 2013 kuze kube mhlaka 2 November 2013. Enhlalakahle ehholo Elisha isikhathi 18h00, wozani zintombi ngobuningi benu nizokwakha ikusasa lenu. Mr B.A. Xulu PO Box 71 Municipal Manager Greytown 3250 Notice No. 1864
Gugu Nxele(Grade 7) and Kwazi Dlamini (Grade 5) proving that mud is lots of fun!
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Greytown Grade 7 Ndumiso Magubane ready for his tree climb! Fifty senior primary learners from St. David’s Diocesan School, accompanied by their teachers, took part in a three-day camp at Glenrock Game and Trout Farm, Mooi River. They were kept extremely busy with a variety of challenging activities, all tackled with great enthusiasm and enjoyment. The programme included target shooting, games, raft-building, foofie slide over the dam, tree-climbing, night hike,
star-gazing and the very popular mud slide. The learners were enjoying themselves so much that they were sad to leave and all agreed that “Glenrock rocks!” St. David’s extends a big thank you to Greytown Children’s Home for transport, and to Riaan and Kotie van Zuydam and their team for the excellent accommodation, delicious meals and enjoyable activities.
Junior Jottings ON Saturday, 12 October, the U13 boys played against Treverton. Treverton won the toss and selected to bat. Treverton made a total of 176 for the loss of nine wickets and struggled to regain form thereafter. Greytown came in to bat and made 36 runs for the loss of 10 wickets. Greytown junior U11 cricket team went to Treverton to play their first match of this season. Treverton were well organised and they beat the U11 team easily. On Wednesday, 16 October, a combined team played against Hermannsburg. Hermannsburg won the toss and chose to field. Greytown had a slow start with the loss of two early wickets but the batting improved as the game progressed. Luyanda Kwesa made 29 runs. Greytown made 65 runs for the loss of five wickets. Hermannsburg batted and made 58 runs
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Page 12 The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, October 30, 2013
MONDI YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Mr Mtolo(Mondi Richmond ), Xolani Qwabe(Mondi Greytown), Mr James Shabangu(Youth Development Through Football Instructor ) ,Velaphi Dlamini (in red t-shirt far right) and 20 youth coaches. Mondi (BU Midlands) in partnership with Youth Development through Football had a successful four day training workshop for developing youth coaches at St. Cathryn’s Golf Club. Twenty (20) youth coaches from Ingwe Ubuhle ,Bezwe , Maphumulo and uMvoti Municipalities attended the training workshop. This programme is aimed at using football as a tool to overcome discrimination, improve health, combat diseases, promote gender equality, fight violence and secure environmental sustainability. Youth coaches were trained on how to use man-
uals for training instructors and coaches, illustrating how social competencies can be integrated into football and highlighting the responsibility of the coach towards the players. Emphasis was on life skills, the prevention of HIV/AIDS and violence and on strengthening environmental awareness while using football as a tool. With this training, these youth coaches can be assessed by SAFA to obtain their Level D or C Football Coaching Certificate. Report:Xolani Qwabe
GREYTOWN COUNTRY CLUB NEWS floating trophy: John Llangeni and Goodboy Ngubane on 48 points oco from Boy Zuma and Mzandile Thusi, and 3rd James de Nysschen and Louw Lotter on 46 points oco. Chris Odendaal won the Cathedral Peak weekend raffle. We would like to thank our magnificent sponsors, players ,Lone and the golf committee who did a lot of work to put the classic “on the planks”
We approached Saturday 26th October,the day on which the Greytown Classic was to be played, with great apprehension regarding the weather. Forecasts said 80% chance of rain! Not that we would wish rain away from the distrct for any reason! As it turned out, it was a glorious day for the 76 golfers, from as far as Kokstad, who took part. Boy Zuma got proceedings going with the first shank with a driver never officially seen on our course! Prizegiving had to wait until the Sharks had slain the beast after which all enjoyed Jabu’s scrumptious supper. Winners of the 2013 Greytown Classic
November dates to diarise: 1st:Attendance draw 9th:Mascor Mug/Business league 29tg:Happy Hour 30th:Moths golf day
From the ditch couraging that the club will be able to continue. New members are most welcome and we would like to invite young people to join in the fun – we would love to have a team of under 25s for the youth drive. The handicap singles are under way and due to play now are previous champions Chris Fischer and Bryan Paul – the winner to play another singles champ, Jacques Minnaar.
A new year begins! The AGM of the Bowls Club went as predicted and the new president is Chris Fischer. Support comes from Erika Fischer as secretary, Jacques Minnaar, vice president and committee members past president Bryan Paul, Alva Pistor (treasurer), Jack Drew, Omo Dinkelman, Roy Thomson and Karen Cardy. The year past was stabilised by fiscal controls and maintenance and it is most en-
ST CATHRYN’S NEWS announce the final teams next week. Accommodation is organised and the sponsored shirts are being made so we hope to be ready for the trek to the South Coast on the 7th November. To book for golf please phone 083 269 1661.
We have had some very welcome rain and the grass will be growing….. We have had our golf carts serviced and are ready for the long summer days when golfers can play later into the evening. The team for Interclub is practising and we will
Golf 911 bass fishing competition be held for the junior bass fishermen at 1pm. Bacon and egg rolls will be sold in the morning and wors rolls in the afternoon. Cooldrinks will also be sold. The Golf 911 centre was established in 1998 by the farming community. It is an apolitical, non–profit, voluntary organization based in Greytown, serving the community of Umvoti as a whole. The centre relies entirely on the community for its funding – through a nominal monthly fee paid in by some residents. UAS hosts this fishing competition each year as a fundraiser to thank this pivotal organisation for the wonderful and essential service they provide to the entire Umvoti community. For more information, or should anyone be interested in donating prizes, please contact David at 082 564 3289 or Rob at 083 779 3506.
THE popular Golf 911 annual bass fishing competition, a fundraiser for Umvoti Golf 911, takes place on Saturday, 2 November and is hosted by Umvoti Agricultural Society (UAS). Registration is at Scope Dam gazebo (Umvozana) between 6 and 6.30am and lines are in at 7am and up at 4.30pm. The cost is R70 per angler (irrespective of age). Prize–giving will be at 5.30pm. First prize for longest bass is R2500 and there will be numerous prizes to be won in different categories and many lucky draw prizes. Maps will be available at registration for the eight large dams that are available. Kick boats, float tubes, small boats and sneaker motors are allowed. The dams are not equipped with slipways, therefore no large boats allowed and launching is done at your own risk. A bass fishing clinic/demonstration will
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Its that time of the year again -Greytown Tennis Club’s agm takes place this Saturday at 5.30 p.m. and will be followed by a bring and braai (salads and rolls will be provided). Social tennis will start as usual at 2p.m. followed by our annual AGM . . Remember please to forward your nominations for the election of committee members which will take place at the AGM. If it is raining on Saturday, the AGM will still take place at 17h00. Second important date to diarise is the annual Roley Hills Mens doubles tournament taking place on Sunday , 8 December .