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Royal go ahead for Bhambatha statue in Greytown THE erection of the statue of Inkosi Bhambatha kaMancinza Zondi has been given a royal seal of approval by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini. Following two meetings by the descendants of both King Dinuzulu and Inkosi Bhambatha held at Enyokeni Royal Palace, Nongoma, in October and another held at Umvoti Council Chamber last Tuesday, it was unanimously agreed that the statue of Inkosi Bhambatha be placed at the Umvoti Municipal grounds alongside that of King Dinuzulu. The Zulu royal delegation was led by Prince Mbonisi, the brother to the King, Prince Thulani, the PRO in His Majesty's office and included grandsons of King Dinuzulu and members of the Royal Advisory Council. The Zondi delegation included Velephi Mdlalose and Ntombile Mchunu, grand–daughters of Inkosi Bhambatha, iBambabukhosi Bhekumndeni and senior members of the family. Various political parties and representatives of the Asian, Hin-

du and Muslim communities were also present to be fully briefed about the changes and re–arrangement of monuments and the landscape in front of the Council Chambers. The Department of Arts and Culture was represented by the Deputy Director General and Msawenkosi Khumalo announced that the planned unveiling of the statue will be a national event around April 2014, subject to the approval of the state president and the King, who will both be expected to officiate. Amafa aKwaZulu–Natal, represented by Lindi Msomi, informed all present that the new Amafa Board is fully supportive of the changes to be made and the mounting of the statue. The Municipal Manager Bongani Xulu and Councillors Zamo Xaba, Alderman Ahmed Shaikh and Alderman Petros Ngubane, were amongst those who represented Umvoti Council. Sikhumbuzo Dlamini explained in detail how the changes will be implemented.

(Front, from left) Velephi MaZondi Mdlalose, Ntombile MaZondi Mchunu, Prince Thulani Zulu, Prince Mathubesizwe Zulu, Princess Busi Zulu (standing second from left) Mr Nyawo Deputy Chair King's Council, Ngcedomhlophe Ndlovu Inkosi Bhambatha's praise–singer, Musa Zondi, Cllr Zamo Xaba, Prince Mbonisi Zulu (with camera), Prince Dlabeyana Prince Bukhosibakhe (scotch shirt). Standing on monument are Prince Mbheki Zulu Prince Khishwangubani Zulu and Prince Bhekusuthu, (last row) Mr Brian Xaba (Technical committee), Dr. Khumalo (King's Advisory Council Chairperson) Ibambabukhosi Bhekumndeni Zondi, Cllr. Ahmed Shaikh and Oscar Zondi. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Prince Phillemon wakwa Zulumanyanyeni, grandson of King Dinuzulu, outlined the strong relationship between King Dinuzulu and Inkosi Bhambatha which led

to the King being charged for high treason, sentenced and banished to Uitkyk farm in Middelburg where he subsequently passed away on 18 October, 1913.

Inkosi Bhambatha's final resting place is not known and rumours are rife that he ended up in Mozambique. He urged both the Zulu Royal and Zondi families to maintain these ties and not to allow divisive elements to disrupt this historical bondage. – Report by Oscar Zondi.

MORE WHOPPING WATER THUMSUCKS!!!!!! If the state of accounts is anything to go by, its actually miraculous that Greytonians turn on a tap and water actually comes out. There has been a steady flow of concerned, angry and confused water consumers bringing in Umzinyathi statements in response to the Greytown Gazette’s request for anyone still being billed an exorbitant amount from 2008 to submit such statements. And there are plenty with amounts ranging from R20 000 up to R64 000. These are the amounts which, firstly uThukela claimed were owed but failed to produce any documentation to back up these outrageous claims; when Umvoti Municipality did the billing, these fair-

ytale figures continued to be reflected and now Umzinyathi is perpetuating the myth.The latter is politely suggesting that consumers might kindly like to pay up these outstanding amounts-still with no documentary proof as to how these thumbsucks were arrived at. Adding insult to injury as far as the consumers are concerned -the totals are considerably more than the originals as, of course, they add interest each month. Turning the whole situation into a even more of a farce how about the following: Consumer A and B: Both these consumers in town complained (at different times) about non working meters to uThukela - they were told the

meters would be replaced but until such time not to pay their current totals. The meters have never been replaced and so are not paying any amount Consumer C Billed R518.78 in October 2007;November 2007 received a statement voiding actual meter reading adjustment with a balance of R2 239 brought forward ; by the next month, December 2007 the balance had increased to R4 243.05and currently with interest R5 527! No response to complaints submitted on old inaccessible meter. Advised in 2008 by Greytown uThukela office to only pay monthly current total. Consumer D is being billed the interest monthly on a claimed total of

over R60 000. Many letters have been writtento:uThukela;Umzinyathi;Umvoti Municipality; by consumers , lawyers and Umvoti Speaker - with zero acknowledgement or response. Its obvious from the number of complaints received that this farcical situation has continued for far too long and that consumers must take positive group action - the Greytown Gazette will ascertain what to do next from a legal point of view and will inform consumers affected.And please do not forget that the law of prescription applies-as more than three years have passed ! STOP PRESS: Complaints streaming in on ­the

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Celebrating Diwali

Gala dinner to launch brochure CELEBRATING its 50th anniversary, the Greytown and District Child and Family Welfare Society are putting together a brochure to commemorate its 50 years of service to the community. This brochure will be launched at a gala dinner to be held on Saturday, 30 November at Greytown Community Centre – tickets are R100 per person. Keeran Eshwarlall (runner up in SA’s Got Talent) and his troupe specialising in Gazhals, Qawalis, film songs and requests will provide entertainment during the evening. The Society appeals to the community to support this gala dinner. Anyone who would like to contribute articles, photos, messages etc for publication in the brochure is asked to contact the Society’s president, Mr Hitla Maharaj, at 033 413 3174.

Greytown Senior Citizens social club held their special Diwali luncheon last Wednesday.

Home Affairs open voter weekend GREYTOWN’S Department of Home Affairs will be open during the forthcoming voter registration weekend of 9 and 10 November, to assist anyone who needs to apply for an ID. The office will be open on 8 November from 8am to 5pm and on November 9 from 8am to 5pm to assist anyone who needs an ID to register.


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SA CAN launch in Kranskop area

Dreaming of a green Christmas

At the SA CAN launch (from left) Julian Channing Pearce, Captain Tim Steyn, Suzanne Foster, Lietuenant Col. Caroline Minnaar, SA CAN Brian Jones, Kita Karg and Geoff Newlands.

BELIEVE it or not, the count–down to Christmas has begun. On 12 November, Umvoti Garden Club is hosting its final meeting of the year, the Christmas meeting, which is always an occasion not to be missed. As has become customary, this meeting will be held at the Beehive function venue approximately 3km from Greytown on the Mooi River Road. The cost is R50 per person and festivities will begin at 9.30am until noon. With today’s emphasis on recycling, sustainability and environmental responsibility, the theme for this meeting is ‘A Green Christmas’. The committee have been hard at work pooling their considerable talents to create a variety of delightful Christmas décor items from recyclable material. From Christmas wreaths to table decorations and items to adorn the home, all created from recycled or up–cycled material, everyone will be able to enjoy a Christmas with a clear conscience. The creation of many of these decor items will be demonstrated by various committee members and many are ideal as creative activities for children to occupy themselves with during the weeks preceding Christmas. After all the creative activity and inspiration, a delicious array of Christmas fare prepared by the hard–working committee members can be enjoyed by all attending the meeting.


FOLLOWING on the positive feedback from Greytown to SA CAN, the team were invited by the community from NTE, Kranskop and Hermansburg to talk about the activities and benefits of joining. All those present at the launch meeting held at St Cathryn's signed up as members after hearing from the founder, Brian Jones, about how SA CAN operated. SA CAN (SA Community Action Network) is a 24–hour incident management organisation that assists, through technology, to bring fast and effective emergency solutions to a person in times of trouble. Established in 2003, it has grown substantially over the last 10 years and now has over 8500 financially subscribing members, who sustain the total membership of more than 40 000 – 9000 of whom reside in rural areas and townships.

He explained how the farming community has completely different challenges to the urban environment; particularly time, distance and very little understanding of the latest crime prevention technology. SA CAN developed, and continues to run, the first national community emergency incident management centre in South Africa with a website which is their largest sponsored community programme. And it is free to the public networks with all relevant role players ensuring that all emergencies are handled as efficiently as possible by the correct people. A primary service SA CAN offer to those who can afford it (R39.90 per person, per month), is a location–based GPS panic button, programmed on the subscriber's cell phone. When pressed, it is able to position, track and trace you, anywhere in the country. This button can be used in case

of any emergency, whether criminal or medical in nature. It is also linked to ER24 ambulance services and advanced life support, as well as the SA CAN/ Halo Aviation/ER24 helicopter. SA CAN also run a unique programme called Township SOS, which ensures that every community member is embraced in a holistic way. Anyone can send a ‘please call me’ or ‘call–back’ to the IMC (083–799–1916), to report a concern or emergency, and pass on any relevant information. This programme has been extremely well received by all communities in which it has been implemented. Jones said that it is interesting to note that the Greytown Community 911 Centre Operation (G911) is not found anywhere else in KZN running at the same level of service and with the same engagement of role players. Greytown can be extremely

proud of its 911. A major step forward for the people of the Umvoti area is the combining of SA CAN and the Community 911 Centre. The value of these two organisations is the ability to connect all service providers with the people they serve, from grassroots to national level. “We are extremely excited about this development because the 15 years of experience at the local operations centre will help fast track our primary objective of instituting similar initiatives elsewhere, thereby supporting emergency services around the country as they prevent and react to crime,” said Jones. SA CAN received a very favourable response from their evening at St Cathryn's as they have in Greytown, and they have assisted in a few incidents in this area already. Should anyone be interested in joining, they can contact the SA CAN Admin help desk at 086 162 3646.

Greytown Summer hockey league Wembley College’s new Astroturf is providing a great venue for hockey players and some really good hockey has been played with those who have not played for sometime rapidly improving each week! Recent results as follows: Wednesday 23rd October; The Reds lost 1-5 to the Penguins; Bullets and Babes went down 1-3 to the Dream Team;

D-Stroyers lived up to their name beating Sexy Ninja 6 -1 ;and The Untouchables scored a 4-0 win over Muden Hillbillies. On Monday 28th: The Reds managed a 1-0 win over Sexy Ninja’s; The DreamTeam decided to live up to its name to have a 5-2 win over the Penguins; Thundersticks went down 1-2 to D_Stroyers and Bullets and Babes had a 2-1 in over Muden Hillbillies.

GREYTOWN COUNTRY CLUB NEWS Greytown Country Club would like to thank all the sponsors of the Greytwon Classic held on 26th October for their support -apologies for the list of sponsors being placed late -will be in next week’s Greytown Gazette. A reminder that the Mascor monthly mug is this weekend -Saturday 9th. Also a late thank to KWA No 1 bottle store for sponsoring the meal at our last Happy

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weather stats ALTHOUGH late, the much awaited spring rains finally arrived with 111.6 recorded by Pannar Research above the 40 year mean of 92.05. Whilst in the town itself, Grant Gifford recorded 92.5 – which is more than the total of the previous three months. In the 40 year mean, supplied by Ram Bagdath of Pannar, the lowest recorded was 35.2 in 2008/9, and the highest 190.4

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New Hanover prep school news


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New Hanover School Grade 7 Class of 2013 THE Grade seven farewell is always a very emotional experience. At New Hanover Prep School, we encourage students to reflect on their past and be inspired about the future. Learning lasts a lifetime – the Grade sevens need to know that ending their elementary years is simply one marker on their journey, albeit an important one. At the farewell held in the Pavilion last week, the students were given sound advice by the headmaster and enjoyed a delicious home–cooked three course meal together with all the teachers. Each Grade seven student was given the


opportunity to share with the teachers what they had gained from their experiences at NHP over the years. It is evident that what they have learnt has extended far beyond the core curriculum. The memories they are taking with them are more grounded in their social and emotional experiences since they started at NHP school in pre–primary. The class of 2013 are ready to spread their wings and go off to high school. We wish them luck. Remember the words of Dr. Seuss – “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened”.

Early detection is the key to survival is the message which came over loud and clear at the Breast Cancer Awareness gathering organised by Zeena Ally and the SuperBody team. Ladies, young and old, all wearing a touch of pink, met in the Civic Centre as a part of the breast cancer awareness campaign held annually in October. Various aspects were tackled – Lee Megan Larkan spoke on the medical and physical warning signs, the importance of regular self examination and mammograms. Breast cancer survivors Michelle Redinger and June Litterick emphasised the need to be positive, the absolute importance of early detection – which was a lifesaver with effective early treatment leading to a positive prognosis. Dr A. Ally confirmed, from a medical point of view, how vital early detection and the treatment is. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in this country. Ear-

ly detection is vital and provides more options in the way that breast cancer is treated. About 90% of patients survive for many years after diagnosis when breast cancer is detected in the early stages. It has become crucial to educate the South African public about the dangers of breast cancer, particularly, the need for regular self–breast examination, regular mammograms and provision of information about early detection and the various treatment options available. Another crucial message that this campaign will communicate to the general public is that taking early action can mean the difference between life and death. The campaign ‘The designation of October’ as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ in South Africa reflects a nationwide drive by public and private healthcare structures to raise awareness of this debilitating disease across all races and class structures.


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Window on Wembley WEMBLEY High School hosted a gala on Wednesday, 30 October, competing against Voortrekker Hoërskool and Wartburg. The final results were Voortrekker first with 118 points, Wembley second with 104 points and Wartburg third with 92 points. On Friday, 1 November senior primary and high school pupils participated in the KICCSSA relay gala at Ashton. They came third out of fourth with 146 points. On Saturday, 2 November, the first boys’ cricket team played a match against Greytown High School. GHS won the toss and sent Wembley in to bat first. Wembley man-

aged to put up a decent total of 162 for the loss of five wickets in their 30 overs. Greytown High School went in to bat and was put under pressure from the start, losing a vital wicket with the first delivery of the innings thanks to Mazwi Simelani. Greytown was bowled out for 123 runs in 18.5 overs. There was some excellent bowling by Sven Röhrs, taking four wickets for 44 runs, and Thuba Mzila taking five wickets for 35 runs, which led Wembley College to victory. On Tuesday, 29 October, Grade one and two teams travelled to Laddsworth to take part in a festival. The Grade one’s played Ladds-

worth and won. The Grade two’s played Howick and won 35–19. The rain came down heavily for a short time which made for slippery, challenging play, but the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves. On Wednesday, 30 October, Grades R and three classes were privileged to visit the Clivia Nursery belonging to Ginny and Francois van Rooyen. The two groups were split and given an educational talk by Francois, had their snack in the garden and then planted their own clivia seeds. Thanks to Ginny and Francois

Junior Jottings Mgwempisi ON Saturday, a combined U9 and U10 cricket team played against New Hanover. Our boys went in to bat and made 69 runs for the loss of nine wickets. New Hanover lost one wicket and made the required runs in the 15th over. Although we lost, our boys enjoyed the game and learnt a lot. On Saturday, a combined U11, U12 and U13 team played against New Hanover. Greytown won the toss and went in to bat first, making a total of 59 runs for the loss of nine wickets at the end of the 20th over. New Hanover came in to bat and made the required runs in the 11th over, losing only two wickets. Although Greytown lost, the game was enjoyed by all and the boys gained the much needed exposure and practice.

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Grade 12 pupils at Mgwempisi Combined School who did well in cultural activities were awarded certificates at their farewell function held recently. (From left) Mpendule Gwala, Bongokuhle Dlomo, deputy principal BZ Ngubane, Thandeka Gwala, Sifiso Sangweni, Mxdeli Ntuli and Thabani Gwala.

van Rooyen for their hospitality and generosity. On Thursday, the Form one’s left the car park at 6am to be in time for the early morning milking at the Jarvie’s farm. They spent a full morning going from the 60–cow turntable milking operation, to the cows in the pasture and the calves in their pens, to the wattle plantation and maize fields (which had just been planted) and finally, to the potato fields which are due to be harvested. After all that, there was ‘relax time’ with rowing and swimming in the dam and boerewors rolls. Heartfelt thanks to Mr and Mrs Jarvie for their hospitality, and for

the time set aside for the Form one’s. The Grade 4s had a very informative outing to Pannar Printing and were amazed by all the new printing technology. They looked through a microscope and learnt that pictures are made up of tiny, tiny dots. Thank you to Mr Andre Strydom for the morning’s instruction. The Pannar Greytown Tennis tournament will take place on 8, 9 and 10 January, 2014, from 8.30am to 5pm at the Greytown tennis club for all players between eight and U18. The cost is R200. Please contact Derek Brown for entry forms or more information at

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Hermannsburg Happenings


Grade 12 Hermannsburg pupils who received Colour awards. 18 October, we honoured the achievements of the Grade 12 class of 2013 – and what an accomplished group they are. Thomas Königkrämer is the dux of the school this year, receiving Honours for academic achievement and music, as well as the subject awards for English, mathematics, life orientation, music and

physical sciences. He also received the Badge of Excellence for his participation in the KZN Youth Choir tour to I this year, along with Ruben Dedekind, Timon du Toit, Tristan Hiestermann, Andrea Kohrs, Caleb Newel and Nadia Ortmann, who were also all awarded Honours for music. Ntuthuko Zwane received the

Badge of Excellence and full Colours for music. Honours were awarded to Reinhard Köhne, Andrea Kohrs and Nadia Ortmann for academic achievement. Reinhard Köhne also received the Excellence Award for his participation in the International Climate Education project, as well as the subject prizes for Af-



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HOWELLS Rees Edwards was born to Sarah and Craig four weeks early at Parklands on Friday 25th October. He had everyone hopping! Precious grandson of Sue and nephew to John, Lloyd and Kelli. Another cousin for Livi, Matt and Rylee. Brother for Courtney and Josh. Congratulations all.



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


Commercial Premises to Let

SECURE 1 bedroom flat with single garage to let at R2 983.00 per month incl. w&l, available 1 December 2013. Please phone Mrs Aswell at 033 413 1141 during office hours (08h30 -16h00) for appointment to view. 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.

Something for everyone


Holiday Guide

TOT Hier Toe Caravan Park between Kranskop and Greytown. Tired of the stress of city life? Get away for a little quiet and tranquility! The Caravan Park and it’s facilities over a large, tranquil dam, attractive for it’s bass and carp fishing. The dam is suitable for row boats and swimming. Tot Hier offers fully equipped, self-catering chalets, caravan and tent stands with hot water ablutions. Contact 076 301 3451.


Used Bakkies

1997 Nissan V6 - 3Lit long wheel base canopy. R58 000. 072 248 2596.


Used Cars

GOLF 3 GTi, 1.8. Injectors in excellent condition. Comes with sound and more. Call Mr Zondi on 074 204 6300. Price R30 000. MERCEDES Benz 1991 for sale. R29 950.00 as is. Contact 072 583 7868 (Ashraf).


General Employment

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

ETHEL seeks domestic work. Contact 076 200 5345. MERVIS seeks domestic work. Contact 084 499 9617. PHEZISILE seeks domestic work. Contact 076 736 3700. THEMBI seeks domestic work. Contact 074 526 1218.


Work Wanted: Domestic

ZAMA seeks domestic work. Contact 076 082 3928.



NOTICE IN the Estate of the late OTTO HERBERT DROGEMOLLER Id No: 331127 5042 081, married out of community of property who died on 24th January 2013, of House No 16, Hermannsburg Village, Hermannsburg, 3258 Estate No: 1511/2013/PMB In terms of Section 35 (5) of Act 66 of 1965, notice is hereby given that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will be open for inspection of all persons interested therein for a period of TWENTY ONE (21) days from the date of publication hereof at the office of the Master of the High Court Pietermaritzburg and the Magistrate Greytown. Should no objection thereto be lodged with the Master during the specified period, the Executor will proceed to make payment in accordance herewith. Dated at Greytown,, on this 25th day of October 2013. Nel & Stevens Attorneys for Executor 117a Voortrekker Street (P O Box 60) Greytown 3250.


Sale in Execution

IN the Magistrate’s Court for the District of Umvoti held at Greytown Case No: 115/2013 in the matter between: MRS DHEVIKA GANGAI Execution Creditor And ARTHMANAND GOBIND (ID NO> 4806155191089) Execution Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION (AUCTION) In pursuance of a Judgement in the court of the Magistrate of Greytown and writ of execution, the goods listed hereunder will be sold in execution on FRIDAY, 22nd NOVEMBER 2013 at 11:00, at the Sheriff’s Sales Room, Transnet Railway House, Sargeaunt Street, Greytown, (opposite Spar) to the highest bidder: 1 X KIC Fridge 1 X Steel Cabinet 1 X Desk 1 X Heater 1 X Table 1 X Microwave 2 x Steel Tables 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 judgment 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 at the Transnet Railway House, Sargeaunt Street, Greytown. 3. Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to specific conditions, inter alia; a)Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 66 of 2008. (URL 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. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to the court rules apply. Dated at Greytown on this 24th day of October 2013. Execution Creditor’s Attorney – Van Rooyen & Forder Inc., 123 Pine Street, P.O. Box 56, Greytown 3250 Tel No. (033) 4131141 / Fax No. (033) 4131144 06/G008/002TD


Sale in Execution

IN the Magistrate’s Court for the District of Umvoti held at Greytown Case No: 351/2012 in the matter between: WESSEL LOURENS WILKEN Execution Creditor And MR S G VAN DER MERWE Execution Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION (AUCTION) In pursuance of a Judgement in the court of the Magistrate of Greytown and writ of execution, the goods listed hereunder will be sold in execution on FRIDAY, 22nd NOVEMBER 2013 at 11:00, at 60 Harding Street Greytown to the highest bidder: RIGHT TITLE & INTEREST IN & TO: 1 X Mercedes Benz 200 motor vehicle - registration No. NUM 2952 1 X 3 Piece Lounge Suite 1 X TV Set 1 X Dinning Room Suite 1 X Table & 4 Chairs 1 X Fridge 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 judgment 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 specific conditions, inter alia; a)Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 66 of 2008. (URL 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. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to the court rules apply. Dated at Greytown on this 30th day of October 2013. Execution Creditor’s Attorney – Van Rooyen & Forder Inc., 123 Pine Street, P.O. Box 56, Greytown 3250 Tel No. (033) 4131141 / Fax No. (033) 4131144 06/W176/001TD

Bizarre days in


1st: All Saints’ Day; Give up your shoulds, National Family Literacy; Go Cook for your Pet Day 2nd: All Souls Day: Cookie Monster; International Games; Plan your Epitaph; Sadie Hawkins day 3rd: Cliché; Jellyfish; Sandwich, Zero Tasking, Fill Our Staplers Day 4th: Job Action; National Chicken Lady; Traffic Directors; Use Your Common Sense 5th: Guy Fawkes 6th: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict; Saxophone Day 7th: National Gin; National Men Make Dinner; National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day 8th: Abet and Aid Punsters; Cook Something Bold and Pungent; Domino; National Parents as Teachers; X-ray; National Walk to Work Day 10th:Code: International Tongue Twister; Sesame Street; Windows Day (Microsoft) 11th: Death/Duty; Origami; Veterans; World Orphans day 13th: World Kindness Day 14th: Loosen Up, Lighten Up; National American Teddy Bear; National Pickle Day; World Diabetes Day 15th: America Recycles; I Love to Write; National Philanthropy Day: 16th: Guinness World Record; International Day for Toler-

ance; National Button; National Day of Play 17th: Homemade Bread; National Unfriend; World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims; World Prematurity Awareness Day 18th: Married To A Scorpio Support; Mickey Mouse; Push–button Phone; Equal Opportunity Day (aka Gettysburg Address Day) 19th: Have A Bad Day; International Men’s; World Toilet Day 20th: Globally Organized Hug A Runner; Name Your PC; National Educational Support Professionals; National Peanut Butter Fudge Day 21st: Use Less Stuff; World Hello; World Television Day 23rd: International Aura Awareness; National Adoption; National Survivors of Suicide Day 24th: Celebrate Your Unique Talent; Mother Goose Day 25th: International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women; Blase´; Shopping Reminder Day 27th: National Day of Listening; Tie One On Day; National Day of Mourning 28th: Thanksgiving; Turkeyfree Thanksgiving 29th: Black Friday; Buy Nothing; Electronic Greetings; Flossing; National Day of Listening 30th: Computer Security; Stay Home Because You’re Well Day.


MONDAY, 10 am

PHONE 033 413 2735

GREYTOWN Child Welfare is looking for information on the following: * whereabouts of the mother of Lindane Nico Khubeka – father Mgunyathi Steward Dladla is deceased. * whereabouts of mother of

Nomthandazo Mbambo of Eshane – father Bethuel Bonakwakhe Mbamabo is deceased. Anyone with information is asked to contact Miss Slindile Mngonyama at 033 413 3174 (office hours).


10 standard fire orders FIGHT fire aggressively, but provide for safety first. >>Initiate all actions based on current and expected fire behaviour. >>Recognize current weather conditions and obtain forecast. >>Ensure instructions are given clearly and understood. >>Obtain current information on fire status. >>Remain in communication with crew members, your supervisor,

and adjoining teams. >>Determine safety zones and escape routes (and make it known). >>Establish lookouts in poten­ tially hazardous situations. >>Remain in control at all times. >>Stay alert, keep calm, think clearly and act decisively. Be proactive and fire wise – Join the Umvoti FPA by phoning Charles Haden (FPO) at 076 154 1090 or email

Page 8 The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, November 6, 2013

St Cathryn’s news WE will be doing some Spring treatment this week – heavy verti–cutting and scarifying and hollow tining to follow next week. The course will be open to play and the two–putt rule will come into effect. Provisional teams for interclub will be: Senior Frog: Zane Padoa, Piet Nel and Neil Manser Frog 1: Barry Oehme, Paul Els and Dieter Meyer Frog 2: Deon van Dyk, Jarrad Manser and Brent Barkhuizen

Watch this space next week to see how these chaps fare – iInterclub takes place on the South Coast on 8, 9 and 10 November. This Saturday, 9 November we will be hosting a 70th birthday party for Pat Harris and all her friends are invited to a bring and share from 11am onwards. On Friday, the pub will be open for drinks and if you feel like it, bring your meat for a bring and braai. To book for golf and meals this week, phone 082 555 2661.

Walking winners Hoosen and Safura Mahabeer were placed first and second in the walker category in the recent 16km Duke of York race from Ashburton to Pietermartizburg. They finished in a time of 2h06 and 2h08 with a walking pace of 7min 55 sec per kilometer.

Honey Guide soccer tournament HONEYGUIDE non–profit organisation, in partnership with the Kheyosi Entertainment–Sihamba nge Reverse, hosted a soccer tournament on Busana School soccer field in Matimatolo on 2 November.

The organisation would like to thank the sponsors, Aheers and Aquelle, for their generosity and efforts in making the event such a huge success. Out of the 12 teams, Soweto FC won the tournament with a

3–0 beating of Challenge Facers, and walked away with a live sheep, trophy, medals and soccer balls. All the participating teams were taken care of as they received Aquelle and some fruits

from Aheers . The next event for HoneyGuide is a gala dinner on 7 December at Greytown Town Hall. For further details, please contact Menzi Mdlalose at 076 041 8124.

In his chairman’s report, Steyn made mention that all the tournaments and club championships were well supported. These events are only possible through the continuous support of our sponsors and help tremendously to keep the club going strong. Congratulations to Herman van Rooyen and Sylvia Varty who received the trophies for most improved men’s and ladies’ players. After the meeting, members

enjoyed a bring and braai. On Sunday, 17 November, the very popular Sisters Mixed Doubles Cup tournament is taking place at Kershaw Park, Pietermaritzburg. Entries can be sent to Jenny Damman at 072 599 3971. Let us try and support this tournament as the players out of town also support us. Last tournament of the year is the Roley Hill doubles tournament on Sunday, 8 December

starting at 8.15am. Cost is R120 per racket which includes lunch and tea. Sections are according to strength and prizes are awarded per section. Players of all strengths are welcome to enter. The tournament will be sponsored by Mascor and Umvoti Batteries and Tyres. Entries to Pierre Steyn at 033 413 9528, 082 772 5504 or or Ian Hill at 082 786 9506 or

From the courts AFTER a good afternoon of tennis, the tennis club’s AGM was held last Saturday. The committee was re–elected: Pierre Steyn (chairman), Ian Hill (vice–chairman), Ashley Cotterrell, Mark Thomas, Herman van Rooyen, Darryl Evans, Corné Nefdt, Lynn English, Erica Gevers and Debbie Commins. Congratulations to Kim Steyn as the only new member on the committee.

From the ditch

CONGRATULATIONS to Omo Dinkelmann and Erika Fischer on their selection to play for the Natal Inland womens interdistrict team to play in Bloemfontein next year. And to Jacques Minnaar on being chosen to play for the President’s team. First round of the singles handicaps are over. Chris Fischer had the edge over Bryan Paul, and then played Jacques Minnaar and overcame a very tight start to win through. Chris now meets Bobby Pistor in the semi finals and Clive Edkins will play the winner in the finals. The doubles have started and Erika

Fischer and Wolfie Lubowitski pulled out all the stops against Jack Drew and Omo Dinkelmann to win with some suberb bowls. All the other pairs games will be played in the next two weeks, while social bowls is always there for those not in the championships. The festive season is coming closer and parties and weddings are the order of the day. The club is holding their year end party on 30 November – the first sixty people only so make your bookings now. Cost is R75 per person including dinner.

ANC GIVE LIGHT, PEOPLE FIND THE WAY INKOSI BHAMBATHA REGION Working together since the dawn of democracy we have made South Africa a better place. We have built millions of homes, millions more people have access to water and electricity, quality education and better health care. We created jobs, provided social grants to the poor and created new opportunities. We need to keep on improving people’s lives and opening up opportunities. DON’T BE LEFT OUT, REGISTER NOW The ANC encourages young people who will be 18 years old in 2014 to register in their respective voting district and those who have registered before to go and check whether they appear on voters roll If you don’t have barcoded ID, home affairs will be open on 9-10 November 2013. WHEN AND WHERE CAN I REGISTER? • You can register at municipal office during office hours • On 9-10 November 2013, the voting station in your area will be open for voter registration For more information contact ANC 033 413 1093 / 033 417 1613 Msinga office at 033 493 0727


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