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INTERDICT HALTS EVICTION AND ACCESS TO LOT 194
An urgent interdict was granted in the High Court Pietermaritzburg on Monday by Justice Koen to restrain, with immediate effect, the movements and actions of the Muden community members on Lot 194 and surrounds.Applicants were Lot 194 Marina Beach and Martin Platt. The respondents were Jeffrey Ngobese;Lungisani Ndlovu; “Community of Hillerman” members and members of the Zimbambeleni community development organisation in Muden This interdict arose out of an escalation of the protests by the respondents in which Lot 194 farm manager Martin Platt was threatened with eviction in a letter handed to him by about 20 of the group when they blockaded the farmhouse last Tuesday. He was threatened if he and his family had not moved out by Friday with all their belongings they would ensure that he would be moved. Justice Koen gave the respondents until 27th February to
present why the order should not be made final in terms of` the following restraints: directly or indirectly threatening, intimidating, harassing or assaulting any Lot 194 employees ;in any way attempting to make Martin Platt vacate the farmhouse;preventing in any manner acess to Lot 194 farm ;damaging,destroying any livestock, crops, equipment on Lot 194;disrupting or impeding the business and affairs of Lot 194;entering or occupying any portion of Lot 194 except the area where the Respondents currently live. The respondents are also to obey any instructions given by Lot 194 security personnel and the Police in terms of their conduct on Lot 194, Justice Koen ruled that the costs of the application be paid by the Respondents. Last Wednesday, the group, hijacked an Aquelle truck, forcing the driver out, and using it as a barrier to block the Greytown/Muden road;rocks were strewn in
Aquelle truck hijacked to block the road sections;Armco barriers ripped off posts and laid across the road and a trench dug. One lane was opened to traffic later when local farmers using TLB tractors moved the rocks,Police, Buffalo Security and RTI personnel were present. Hundreds of schoolchildren were forced to miss the first day of school as a result of these blockades and up to a hundred frustrated teachers were stranded in Greytown . Spokesman for Lot 194 , Michael Yeadon said that an offer last year
from Lot 194 to allow the occupiers to purchase the land on which they already reside was refused on the basis that they want more land -or the entire farm, which Lot 194 is not prepared to sell. Both Lot 194 representatives and Jeffrey Ngobese agree that the Department of Land Affairs and Department of Rural Development were responsible for the ongoing impasse. Mr Ngobese said that the land invasion was “the only way we are going to get them to take notice...” the community was desperate for
Nearly a clean audit UMVOTI Municipality is very near to obtaining a clean audit, according to the report delivered by the auditor general last Wednesday on the financial statements ending 30 June 2013. The auditor general’s representative congratulated the management and council on a job well done, and highlighted the council’s audit opinions over the past six financial years as follows:
Current audit opinion: 2012–2013 – Financially unqualified with other matters Previous four years: 2011–2012 – Financially unqualified with other matters 2010–2011 – Qualified 2009–2010 – Financially unqualified with other matters 2008–2009 – Financially unqualified with other matters 2007–2008 – Financially unqualified with other matters Current audit opinion (from 1
July 2012 to 30 June 2013) would have been financially unqualified with no other matters had it not been for the following issues: a. Measures taken to improve performance not disclosed; b. Reported indicators/targets not consistent with planned indicators/targets. These issues were the main contributors to “other matters”. A matter of emphasis was also raised in regard to the ma-
terial losses relating to the loss in the electricity distribution amounting to R6,12 million (8,25 million kilowatt hours) The dashboard reports for the first quarter were also presented which showed that there are some challenges at the municipality in regard to leadership and performance. The AG requested that these issues had to be addressed if the council wished to obtain a clean audit.
access to water and electricity which could not be installed until they had title to the land.He also indicated that “there is no going back” and that he would call a community meeting this week to discuss the way forward. Mr Yeadon said that the rejected offers have resulted in a deadlock which can only now be determined through the Land Claim court-he said that Lot 194 diorectors and employees will continue to engage the Government and the community in a possitive lawful way to try to resolve the matter.
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Page 2 The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Beautiful butterflies galore
These beautiful butterlies are not pests. When they stop for a sip of nectar, why don't you stop too and admire them? They can also be seen topping up on moisture and minerals on the edges of mud puddles or fresh animal dung. In Mvoti, the most obvious food– plant is Boscia albitrunca. The Shepherds Tree, known widely as uMvithi or Witgat, can be seen in the Muden Valley and around Keates Drift, and can be easily recognised by its thick, pale grey, gnarled trunk and dense green foliage which gives the best shade on the hottest days. The migration occurs across Southern Africa from west to east, and individuals have been seen far out at sea – still heading east. Prior to Christmas, our region experienced a particularly quiet butterfly season, but many species have suddenly appeared in large numbers following the rains. Go out into the sunshine, look a little more closely, and enjoy them. Anyone interested in butterflies or wanting to know more about them can check out the website of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa at http:// www.lepsoc.org.za/ or contact Kevin Cockburn at 082 783 5436.
THE ubiquitous Brown–Veined White, Caper White or Witgatjie is on the wing in large numbers. One of Southern Africa's most numerous butterfly species is migrating once again, with sightings from all over the eastern parts of South Africa. Belenois aurota, as it is known in scientific lingo, breeds on members of the Boscia (Shepherds Tree), Maerua (Spider bush) and Capparis (Caper bush) families, and every few years they experience population explosions in the drier western parts of the country, such as the Northern Cape and Kalahari, defoliating their larval food sources and triggering mass migrations. These migrants move in vast numbers in an easterly direction in search of “greener pastures” in the bushveld areas such as the Tugela Basin, Zululand, Swaziland, Southern Mozambique and the Lowveld, where their foodplants are widespread. They are fast fliers and visit the flowers of many plants on their journeys to “fuel up” on nectar. Their aim? To find suitable healthy plants on which to lay their eggs so that their larvae (caterpillars) can have a brighter future.
SAPS rapid response to call out directed through Golf 911 14 January. The SAPS officers were well prepared, armed and professional and sent out a clear message to any criminals lurking in the shadows around my house. My dogs were clearly very disturbed and were
SIR, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to “Mags” at Golf 911 for answering my call immedi ately, and coordinating the rapid response of SAPS Warrant Officer Shaka Buthelezi and his team during the early hours of the morning of
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doing their best to fend off the attack. Although a suspect was not found, I discovered a rock the size of a shot put and a stick together by my back door. As a resident of Greytown, and a community member, I am proud to have Golf 911 and the SAPS looking after us. Cliff Walton EDITOR’S NOTE: The above is a copy of the letter sent by Mr Walton to Captain Naicker/Greytown SAPS/Golf 911.
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Hail to more memories SIR, Shan Bradbury’s article reminds me as well of that fierce storm in the early sixties. The three, four and a few five roomed houses of the upper section of Ezitendeni, or Georgeville Township as Enhlalakahle used to be called then, had asbestos roofing. When the hail came down that summer day, the entire village suffered heavy da mage. These houses had Welcome Dover stoves and tables which had a safe hiding place under the firm concrete top – most of us children quick ly found a welcome shelter. The choice peaches that my grandfather Sam uel and Mkhulu Chili so effectively guarded with “isitswebhu or whip” from naughty boys were all swept down the drain to the joy of the neigh bourhood. The Greytown Municipality disaster task team soon sprang to action and all the hous es had new corrugated roofs. I remember one old white man, nicknamed Mahhehhe, wearing a brown clothed helmet with his smoking pipe dangling as a permanent fea ture in his mouth, occasionally puffing smoke as he paced up and down instructing workers to hurry up. The story that circulated around the young sters’ gossip network was that the cause of the storm was that the municipality had, some years earlier, borrowed money from a very rich farmer and businessman, Mr Manyonyo, and had never repaid him and that is how he took revenge. The boys in my neighbourhood had all the an swers. Oscar Zondi Greytown
A big thank you SIR, The St Peters Lutheran congregation, on be half of Harmony Retreat, would like to thank everybody who supported the Umvoti Carol Service and the cake sale on 20 December, 2013. As a result of the wonderful support, a donation of R6350 was given to Harmony Retreat.
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The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Page 3
GREYTOWN Gazette, on behalf of residents, requested comment from Umvoti Municipality on some outstanding issues. The reply received from Municipal Manager, B Xuluas is as follows: “Outstanding court matters: The situation is still the same, I am awaiting the court hearing date in which the judge will give an order, or make the ruling, on the issues as referred in court. Since the KZN Cabinet took the decision to deploy the administrator to take over the executive powers of the council, it is safe to say there are no legitimate mayor, deputy mayor and speaker elected by the council in terms”. Cancelled statutory council meetings: The meetings were scheduled for November and December 2013 and January 2014 in terms of the Standing Orders and Act, for the council to deal with the matters in the agenda. There must be a quorum of 50 + 1% of the members of the council, therefore Umvoti Local Municipality has 22 councillors. The ANC councillors are deployed by the ANC to be councillors
in this municipality. As the municipal manager, I may not be in a position to answer on behalf of the ANC councillors. Anybody who has a concern should liaise with the ANC leadership or the ANC councillor’s Whip, Cllr SA Nzama. The official may not interfere with the party political decisions. FET College: The National Department of Higher Education and Training is dealing with the issue and the municipality had dealt with all internal processes. Currently, the Department of Education is dealing with its internal issues but the starting date for construction is January 2014. Shopping centre and private hospital: The development or construction of the shopping centre and private hospital is a private matter and I could not answer on it. The developer is PG Mavundla Properties therefore it would be wise to direct the questions to them. Ox head: The matter was brought to the attention of the municipal manager and it was also
brought to the attention of the administrator. We then visited Lake Merthley to observe what was being raised to us by members of the public and also raised by Cllr P Buss, but we could not find anything like an ox head in Lake Merthley, and the photo which was sent to us did not clearly indicate that the ox head is in the lake. Administrator MM Sithole: The KZN Cabinet took the decision/resolution to intervene in the municipality based on the political instability, and the contract is between Mr Sithole and the MEC. The municipality has nothing to do with this matter. The period of deployment of the administrator is six months which started on 1 August 2013 and ended on 31 January 2014. The council adopted the recovery plan and it is being implemented by the management. The Administrator is prepared to share the progress report with the members of the public so as to know what the municipality is doing in dealing with service delivery to the poorest of the poor”.
100% pass rate at Ophofini High CONGRATULATIONS to the 93 matrics of the class of 2013 on their tremendous 100% pass rate. Ophofini High School is in Makhabeleni, a deep rural area in the district of Kranskop. Principal, PL Mahlaba, is justifiably proud of the outstanding commitment and dedication on the part of the 93 scholars as well as the seven teachers who were prepared to return after school hours to give lessons from 6 to 9pm each day, as well as Saturdays.
In total, 51 bachelors and 42 diplomas were obtained and there was a 100% rate in mathematics and science. Despite being under–resourced as the area is deeply rural with major unemployment and poverty, Ophofini High is determined to maintain their excellent and impressive record. In 2011, matrics achieved a 100% pass rate, 96% in 2012 and 100% in 2013. Mahlaba is confident the the 76 matrics of the Class of 2014 will also achieve a 100% pass rate.
Enhlalakahle adult education Imfundo yabadala iyatholakala eTholinhlanhla kusekela ngoMsombuluko kuya kuLwesine ngo 5.30pm kuya 7.30pm. Ayatholakala onke amaklasi. Adults wishing to upgrade themselves through education are invited to register for tuition at Tholinhlanhla Primary School from Monday to Thursday from 5.30 to 7.30pm. All grades are available. – Report :Thembi Ndlovu, centre manager.
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UMVOTI MUNICIPALITY Public Zone Meetings Ward 9 26 January 2014 Umvoti residents of ward 9 are hereby notified that there will be Public meetings held on 26th January a follows: 11h00: Village (Lower End Greytown) 13h00: Old Dundee Road before the bridge, near the Church 14h00: Ghost Town (as you enter on the left corner) 16h00: Cnr. Cooper and Shepstone Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ward Councillor Linda Chonco on 073 503 2918 or The Office Of The Speaker on 033 413 9198 during office hours. Mr BA Xulu Municipal Manager
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Six A’s for Rishona GHS Class 2013
Congratulations to Rishona van der Merwe of the Greytown High School class of 2013 on her outstanding matric results. Van der Merwe obtained six A's and an A aggregate and now goes to UKZN Pietermaritzburg to study law. This dedicated and committed teenager swept the board at the GHS prizegiving, receiving academic colours and subject awards in :English, Afrikaans, bilingualism, business studies, history, physical science and mathematics.
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The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Page 5
News from the hill
ON Friday, 17 January and Saturday, 18 January, the Grade 8’s of Greytown High joined with the 2014 prefects and staff to participate in an information sharing and preparation camp
for high school. The group had a successful hike on Friday morning and bonded as a group. Lectures included study methods, relationship building and school rules
and the importance of the Code of Conduct. Team building games and a moonlight treasure hunt were the highlight of the camp. Greytown High welcomes our Grade
8’s to our school and we look forward to a successful academic high school career with them.
Kammaland kapers St David’s doings
UMVOTI MUNICIPALITY SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING: ANNUAL REPORT: 15 JANUARY 2014 Notice is hereby given that in terms of Section 19 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, as amended read together with Sections 28, 72, 126 and 127 of the Local Government Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003, as amended, read together with Sections 20 and 21 of the Public Audit Act 25 of 2004, that a Special Council Meeting will be held, following the Council meeting held on the 15th January 2014, to discuss the following: 1. Audit Report of the Auditor General for the year ended 30 June 2013. 2. Umvoti Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2013. 3. Mid-year Section 72 reports. 4. Adjustment Budget 2013/2014. 5. Council Agenda 28th November 2013. 6. Council Agenda dated 11th December 2013. 7. Tabled Items 10th January 2014 . 8. Council Agenda and Tabled Items dated 15th January 2014. DATE: Thursday, 23rd January 2014 TIME: 09hOO VENUE : Council Chamber, 41 Bell Street/ King Dinuzulu Street, Greytown Notice is further given that in terms of Section 20 of Act 56 of 2000, as amendecl those meetings of Council are open to the public, including the media.
(From left) Nicole Joubert and Taisha Padayachee love being back at Kammaland in 2014, especially baking in the creative class. There are 109 children enrolled at Kammaland this year and teachers, parents and children look forward to a funfilled and exciting year.
Grade 1's and teacher Jen Platt are really happy to be at St Davids' school.
Mr B.A. XULU MUNICIPAL MANAGER PO BOX 71 GREYTOWN Notice No 1895
Page 6 The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 2014
JUNIOR JOTTINGS 2014 PREFECTS
Nothing like a mud bath to bond!
Hermannsburg Happenings FIRST day of ‘big school!’ Last week Monday, 19 excited Grade one’s and their proud parents joined the primary school family and, according to German tradition, the children’s first day was sweetened with a delicious Zuckertüte. The primary school is bursting at the seams, with 110 eager young minds already enrolled and more applications coming in, while the waiting list is growing for our 48–strong kindergarten. The Grade 8 bonding weekend at Glenrock was a huge success. Two pupils write: “Wow! What an amazing weekend! One of the best weekends of
my life! We all had so much fun, foefie–sliding, mud–sliding, kayaking, ‘rock-climbing’ up a tree, and tackling the obstacle course.” The ‘Glenrockers’ took on team ‘Brainfreeze’, with the Glenrock camp instructors teaching them lots of fun and exciting games such as ‘walk on rubber’, ‘369’, and ‘the window and spoons’. “A big highlight was the night walk where we spotted so many animals and, of course, chatting late into the night and getting to know our new classmates”. We wish all our pupils and staff, especially our many newcomers, a successful and enjoyable 2014.
(Front, from left) Andiswa Mhkize, Tiffany Steyn (deputy head girl), Zibusiso Ndlovu (head girl), Mr Nel (principal), Brandon van Wyk (head boy), Thasvir Ramlakan (deputy head boy), Aphiwe Vilakazi, (second row, from left) Deshak Ramgarib, Mandisa Mzolo, Sejal Persadh, Thembalethu Mzolo, Gcinokuhle Danisa, Sthembile Madonsela, Nondumiso Dlamini, Ethan Bergstrom (back, from left) Nontokomalo Mbatha, Mpumelelo Xulu, Maswazi Magudulela, Lindelwa Dladla and Devine Mukobya.
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ROY Thomson would like to thank all his customers for their patience when the water machine at Mascor was not working. Now the good news....Fair Drink’um Water is back on tap at R1 per litre 24/7
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KAMMALND AGM will be held on Wednesday 29 January 2014 at 17:00 at Kammaland.
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The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Page 7
MASCOR MONTHLY MUG UPDATE Results of the Mascor monthly mug played on 11th January were: A division: M.Steyn 67 nett;2nd: P.Els 71 net;B division: 1st and winner of the Mug, B.Elges 67 net;2nd J.Mlangeni 68 net oco. We would like to thank Mascor Greytown for their continued support of our golf section in sponsoring the monthly mug meat prizes and half way teas. We take pleasure in announcing that the once pop-
ular Mascor Greytown business league has been resurrected, albeit in a slightly different format. The league will still run concurrently with the Monthly Mug, but now only once every three months, to enable teams to really focus on those dates without making the commitment too onerous, League dates for 2014 are 8 March;7th june;September and 8th November. Captains will be contacted.
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SUMMERTIME is all about outdoor play and the sound of children's laughter, and that's exactly what you will see and hear at our Little Oaks' playground where it was a busy first week at school, with eager new faces joining the Kinder garten and others moving up a group. New rules had to be learned, or old ones re membered, after the long December holiday, but all the 'Oaks', new and old, quickly settled into the new timetable and routine, regardless of their ages or which languages they speak.
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Page 8 The Greytown Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Athletic Club news CONGRATULATIONS to two Umvoti Athletic Club (UAC) members who came third and fourth at the recent Ronnie Davel Memorial held in Hilton. They are N Mahabeer (2:04:12) and S Mahabeer (2:07:00). We have received the licence numbers for 2014 and urge all members to buy their numbers before 28 February, as all unused numbers have to be returned to KZN Athletics by then. Licence and membership fees for the year amount to R140. For more information, please contact Magda at 083 445 8410. Please also note that time trials will commence from the Greytown Country Club on Thursday, 23 January at 5.15pm weather permitting. All runners and walkers are welcome to take part.
From the courts AS Saturday was a perfect day for tennis, play started promptly at 2pm with four courts being played on. Global warming was definitely reduced and excess fat, gained over the festive season and boat trips was shed as players enthusiastically chased the ball down. Do come along and join us for social tennis next Saturday. Adult players of all calibre, and high school players, are welcome. Watch this space for upcoming events.
WE hope all members had a wonderful Christmas and a good rest and are ready for the golfing year ahead. The family trip to Eshowe Hills was enjoyed by 12 golfers and the weather caused the usual interference with the game. When the weather rule came in to play, and the final decision made that the game was over, a few golfers persisted and waited for the mist and rain to ease...and it did ease. Prize–giving was held and
when the game was called off, an official nine holes had been played. At 12.30pm, the leaders in the clubhouse were Piet Nel, Rikus Kloppers and Trevor Lauff with a massive 56 points. Well the mist was so thick at that stage that we thought that was the final score. Thanks to the other golfers, Mike and brothers Harrison, the Westbrook mayor and handy man Zane to name a few, who travelled past
GREYTOWN COUNTRY CLUB NEWS Last Friday’s attendance draw was won by Maritza van Wyj -next draw is on 31st January with R100 up for grabs.This Friday is our Happy Hour combined with “the 7 club” celebrating their belated birth-
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AND the good news is – coaching is available for would be bowlers – already 12 have indicated they will take part. The coaching will not only cover delivery but include reading the game, strategies etc. The Valentines dinner/ dance is in full swing for Friday, 14 February. Tickets are R100 per person and are available from club members. As numbers are restricted to 60 (30 couples), buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Greytown bowlers who took part in a fundraising tournament hosted by the ladies interdistrict over the weekend were: Omo Dinkelmann, Ericka Fischer, Karen Cordy and Wendy Edwards. The men’s team comprised of Tony Smith, Jacques Minnaar, Chris Fischer and Francois van Rooyen. The ladies played excellent bowls – they lost to two male teams but in the last game had a very good 22–6 win to place them 12th. The men did extremely well to win all their games and came third.