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Waterfall’s 100% pass >> Celebration at popular college as entire matric class waxes IEB exams

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The class of 2013 celebrates its 100 per cent pass.

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PUPILS and staff of Hillcrest’s Waterfall College say they are thrilled with the 2013 IEB Matric results, with the school obtaining a 100 per cent pass rate. The outstanding achiever was Dylan Kriel, who obtained the Dux award and secured five As. One of the school’s “miracle pupils” was Chris de Kock, who joined Waterfall College from The Brown’s School in Pinetown. Principal Jeanette Van der Merwe said that with hard work and support from staff and fellow students, Chris passed his IEB Matric successfully. He was also awarded the 2013 Jenny Shingler Award for Perseverance. “I wish to thank our amazing teachers who are true subject specialists, putting heart and soul into the development of each individual child. “Their passion and dedication to the task goes well beyond the call of duty. Once again the entire matric class has passed,” said Van der Merwe. “Well done to our pupils and their families for working with us to achieve this great result.” Head of English, Beverley Surmon, said that the class of 2013 has been a “rather special group”. “Our 2013 class has set the bar high and their contribution to our school will always be remembered. “As our 2013 class leaves our school we ask God’s richest blessings on each of their lives. Remember that your Waterfall College years will always be with you.”


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A bicycle adorned with red roses at the Burry Stander memorial site at Cascades cycling track.

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Dr Peter Breedt stands next to some of his artworks on display at Hillcrest Private Hospital.

KALISHA NAICKER ART enthusiasts flocked to the Hillcrest Private Hospital for the 2013 KwaZulu-Natal Doctors in Art Exhibition which showcased amazing medical talent recently. The first exhibition was initiated and coordinated in 2007 by Dr Peter Breedt, a local GP practising in Hillcrest, with a group of eight artists who work in the medical profession. After a break of three years the artistic medical professionals have returned to exhibit their beautiful paintings, photographs and sculptures. “The idea behind the project was to showcase the talents and hobbies of the medical professionals, while contributing to a positive cause. Every year the project has grown. In 2007 we started out with eight artists and this year we had 19 who exhibited,” said Breedt The objective of the exhibition is two-fold: firstly it is a platform for medical professionals which include doctors, psychologists, radiographers, nursing sisters, pharmacists and physiotherapists, to display their art . Secondly, a percentage of the proceeds raised will be donated to non-profit organisation, Focus on iThemba. The catalysts of the KZN event are Dr Peter Breedt, Focus on iThemba Board member, and his colleagues. Gavin Kruger, Focus on iThemba’s chief operations officer said, “I was absolutely amazed at the wonderful works of art that are being exhibited. We are genuinely touched by their kindness in remembering the children of Focus on iThemba.”

PHOTOS: SHAN PILLAY Cyclists Caitlin McKelvey, Sven Pottow and Shaun Woodley pay tribute to the memory of their fallen hero Burry Stander, who was killed in an accident a year ago, at the memorial to Stander at the Cascades cycling track.

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amily and friends of mountain biking legend Burry Stander gathered at the Cascades Cycling Track over the weekend to pay tribute and witness the bike park bearing his name officially opened. Burry’s brother Duane, who owns Concept Cyclery in Waterfall , said this recognition meant a huge deal to the family and they are grateful for all the support from the community. Burry was killed on January 3, 2013 when he was struck by a vehicle while training. This has become a rallying point for cyclists across the country to lobby for greater legislation to protect cyclists with several memorial rides planned. Mountain biker Stander was the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup under-23 men’s cross-country 2009 world champion and competed in cross-country mountain bike races at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 15th and fifth respectively. In a statement, the Department of Sport and Recreation threw its support behind cycling development in the South Coast. “The minister of sport and recreation Fikile Mbalula is expected to unveil the park while the provincial department will be supporting the establishment of a cycling development programme in the Burry Stander Park for young people in the Ugu District, as well as provide mountain bikes for the programme,” said the department. Downhill world champion Greg Minnaar and local cyclist Hayley Smit will also be on hand to conduct demonstration clinics for local youths. As part of the weekend memorial events, an official memorial ride and service was held in Shelly Beach with further rides planned in the vicinity of Umtentweni. The Burry Stander Memorial Ride in Cape Town took place last week, starting at the Cape Town Stadium and ended at Greenmarket Square. Organiser Andrew Wheeldon said it was important to mark Stander’s death in the Mother City. “I run an organisation in Cape Town that promotes the usage of bicycles as modes of transport and I thought it important that this city commemorates Stander’s life.” In California, events will be hosted throughout the weekend to mark the memorial weekend with a road ride being hosted by Moto GP champ Nicky Hayden and a mountain bike ride by Motocross legend Johnny O’Mara. On Sunday in Klerksdorp, North West province, the 2014 Stander Memorial Ride will take place with an estimated 200 cyclists expected to attend. Organiser Romke de Jongh said, “We held a memorial ride for Stander last year, and like last year we will hand over a letter to the town council traffic department stating we will ensure that we keep to the rules of the road, ride in single file and obey traffic signals and ask them to play their part.” Stander’s Facebook page was swamped with messages on the one year anniversary of his death.


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Durban lifeguards treat hundreds of bluebottle stings

>> 600 metre fall but no serious injuries

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Lifeguards from Marine Surf Life Saving Club, Cameron Coleman (left) and Kevin Fabre look at thousands of bluebottles that have washed up onto the beach opposite the Durban Underwater Club. They say that they have treated over a hundred stings since the easterly started blowing on Friday

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DURBAN lifeguards have treated hundreds of bluebottle stings since north-easterly winds started pushing the marine animals towards the city’s beaches three days ago. Members of the Marine Surf Life Saving Clubsaidtheyhadtreatedmorethan100stings and Deon Woodley, a member of the club, said that it was quite common for lifeguards to treat up to 100 stings a day. “I haven’t been down to the beach today,” he said, “but yesterday it was quite bad.” A spokesperson for uShaka Marineworldsaid bluebottles often made their way inshore from their normal home in the Agulhas current when onshore winds — like North Easterlies — were prevalent. These small marine creatures are often confused with jellyfish, but are distinguished from the latter by a small blue gas float that is attached to the animal. A bluebottle also has tentacles, which can range up to 10 metres long, and floats on the surface of the sea. Advice from uShaka is that beach-goers should always heed the warnings of lifeguards to stay out of the water. If, however, someone is stung, lifeguards are trained to deal with the emergency. “You will know if you have been stung because the pain is acute and immediate. Stings are not usually lethal, but some people can react more badly than others,” the spokesperson said. Asked how stings were treated, Woodley said the first thing to do was to remove the bluebottle tentacles. These need to be

The SAPS was able to air-lift the man to a waiting ambulance.

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RESCUE operation in Hillcrest lasted over six hours on Saturday when an offroad motorbike rider had to be evacuated after he fell down a cliff. According to ER 24 paramedic Werner Vermaak,therider, believed to be from Johannesburg, was part of a sporting event in the area when the accident occurred. “It is not clear exactly why themancrashed down the embankment, but it’s understood that he dropped for approximately 600 metres down the steep slope of the mountainous terrain,” he said.

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“Duetotheroughterrainandunmarkeddirt roads, paramedics had to be escorted by a local guide in the area.” Vermaak said that once paramedics managed to reach the location, it was decided that it would be too risky to carry the patient up the embankment. “We contacted the SAPS rescue helicopter to evacuate the patient to an area where he could be treated and stabilised before being loaded into an awaiting ambulance,” he said. Fortunately, the rider did not sustain any critical injuries and was treated for wounds to his shoulder and legs.

scraped off the skin with a card or cotton wool, rather than rubbed off, as this can cause the barbs on the tentacles to release more venom. Once the tentacles have been removed, lifeguards will apply vinegar to the stings and advise the victim to also apply ice to the site of the injury. They will also monitor the casualty for any allergic reactions.

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Snoeksiekte and turkey disease in dogs and cats IT’S that time of year again when everyone overindulges. Unfortunately, many well-intentioned pet owners - or their families and friends - tend to “take pity” on pets and give them tit bits from the smorgasbord on offer. If a pet is properly fed a complete diet, twice daily, and kept out of the kitchen and away from the dinner table, it doesn't need human food. The consequences of this rich, salty, fatty human food on a dog with a

regular, fixed diet can be disastrous. Bloody, foetid diarrhoea, vomition, and sometimes more serious problems like pancreatitis or bowel perforation from bones to sosatie sticks - these are the consequences vets have to deal with on Dec 26th and January 2nd. Most dangerous are inappropriate foods like chocolates, bon-bons, macadamia nuts, raisins and grapes, and garbage. For a dog with the common sense

and restraint of a bull elephant in must, if it can fit something in its piehole, that's all it needs to know. The consequences? Well, mañana mañana (or more locally, tomorrow is another day). Problem is, it doesn't always come back up with half a pint of kikuyu and chaser of Gastropect. Garbage is the worst - my friends in Cape Town tell me the dogs there tuck into derelict scraps of snoek they've

dug out of the bin, and end up on a drip in hospital for days - a R5 000 vet’s bill is surely not one of your New Year's resolutions. Don’t feed your pets leftovers. Secure your rubbish properly. Educate your guests, especially children and in-laws. Keep your vet’s emergency number handy. Don't try self-medicate in case of food poisoning.

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THE Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association (KHBA) is urging residents to not dump waste at the drop-off centre in Delamore Road. Speaking to the Hillcrest Fever, Marge Mitchell, who spearheaded the recycling centre, said that the site is meant for serving a need in the community in terms of recyclable materials and is not meant for household waste. “The material collected amounts to around 30 tons a month and is helping DSW fulfill its obligations with regard to waste going to the landfill site,” she said. Mitchell said that the site only collects glass bottles, paper, cardboard, cans, and polystyrene. She urged residents not to bring windscreens, plate glass, crockery, tyres, hosepipes, paint cans or garden refuse as those belong at the Shongweni Landfill Site. “Some individuals are using the Hillcrest Recycling Centre as a dumping ground for unwanted rubbish. “While most people who visit the recycling centre are committed and responsible there are still some who are spoiling it for everyone,” she said. “I am urging thecommunity to use the centre responsibly.” To find out more about the centre, or the KHBA association, contact Marge Mitchell on 083 419 3807 or Jean Jooste 082 895 0540.

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PHASE 2 of the Stockville Road rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin during the second two weeks of January and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2014. “Stockville Road from Azalia Road to Zinnia Road will be closed with access only to local residents during the construction period. “Commuters are urged to refrain from using Stockville Road during this time as all traffic will be diverted down Azalia Road to Zinnia Road.

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“Zinnia is wide enough for only one vehicle, because of the road conditions traffic delays and backups are expected,” said DA Ward Councillor Rick crouch. The cost of the project is R1,8M.

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Paddy and Vernon Bentley and Des and Rob Harper made up one of the many enthusiastic teams that attended the recent SARDA Christmas Quiz to raise funds for riding therapy for children with special needs.

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OUTH African Riding for the Disabled (SARDA) held a fund-raising quiz night at the Keg and Trout in Hillcrest recently. According to Linda Wilson of SARDA, the organisation aims to maintain a high standard of therapeutic horse riding by providing qualification opportunities and training to instructors and volunteers. “In riding a horse, freedom and independence become a real-

ity,” she said. “However, the lessons are costly and donor funds have decreased. The quiz night is one of the fund-raising initiatives to sustain our organisation.” She urged the community to support SARDA. Wilson also thanked The Keg and Trout for hosting the fun-filled evening and Greg Hollinshead for his skills as Quizmaster. For more information, contact 031 716 8233 or 083 372 1881 or go to www.sardadurban.org.za; durban@sarda.co.za.

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>> Take note of healthy foods that will keep you calm this year 1. Whole-Wheat Pretzels Eating carbohydrate-rich foods gives you an energy boost and triggers the brain to release a feel-good chemical called serotonin. 2. Carrots Munching on crunchy foods helps beat stress.

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on 031 765 6809. Weekly Lance Goldman plays at the Meercats Pub and Grill every Sunday from 12.30pm at 12 Forest Hills Road, Waterfall 3 (off Inanda Road, coming from Hillcrest). For more information, contact 031 776 3872 or 079 878 8051. Monthly THE Hillcrest AIDS Centre hosts a tea morning from 9am to 12pm on the last Saturday of every month. There will be a local musician playing in the background. The indigenous nursery will be open as will the craft shop,

second-hand book shop and white elephant shop. For information contact 031 765 5866. Monthly KEEP Hillcrest Beautiful Association (KHBA), in conjunction with Hillcrest and Camelot Conservancies have arranged and paid for a new sign to encourage people to do the monthly railway walk from Station Master’s Arms in Hillcrest on the first Sunday of every month at 9am. The trail offers the public an opportunity to walk their dogs and enjoy safe cycling. For more information, contact 082 895 0540.

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HE ‘Cooking Kids’ Mini Chef Competition was held at Meryl’s School of Cooking in Kloof recently, with 18 eager chefs tackling a starter on day one, a main course on day two and a dessert on the last day. The teams of two had to produce a bruschetta, a festive chicken dish with greens and, last but not least, a tasty chocolate, glittering choux pastry ring. Each day a celebrity chef tasted the dishes and chose the winning team. Fashion designer and mother of four, Karen Monk Klijnstra, was the judge of the starter while Karen McIntosh of Miss K Ice Cream Food chose the winning team for the chicken dish. Karen McIntosh spoke to the children about the importance of making healthy choices when it comes to eating. She said Miss K Ice Cream Food contains vitamins, protein, is a probiotic and is naturally sweetened. Jenny Simon from Tinkle Pea Educational Toys judged the third day and announced the team who created the best choux pastry ring. The judging was based on presentation, taste, team work and the cleanliness of the working surfaces. New skills were learned and great fun was had by all. For more information on Meryl’s School of Cooking, email meryl@merylschoolofcookingco.za or phone 031 764 6577.

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lifetimes of lethargy are expected to transform into an abundance of energy. This is about as likely as the petrol price declining in 2014. I spent many hours debating what resolutions, if any, I should make for 2014. I could resolve to become as good a columnist as my idol Ben Trovato, but I’m just not enough of a bastard to match his twisted ways of thinking. I could resolve to stop binge drinking, but as a minion of the media, I need this occasional vice to maintain what remains of my sanity. I could also resolve to become a better driver, but my impa-

tience and recklessness assures the livelihood of Durban’s tow truck drivers and panel beaters. I could endeavour to be friendlier and less sarcastic. That’ll happen when Zuma pleads guilty to those 783 pesky corruption charges and Julius joins the DA. I suppose I could try to get to work on time at least once a week. But an under-rested cynic is a danger to everyone she encounters. I could resolve to do a couple of things to reduce my risk of contracting various forms of cancer. I write this while sporting a crippling and particularly unattractive sunburn, dangling a ciga-

Thank you for being considerate MUCH has been covered in the media about fireworks on an ongoing basis, be it for Diwali, Guy Fawkes or New Year. Our elderly dog, like so many other animals, is terrified of loud bangs (storms and fireworks included). It is truly awful to witness such animal distress from fireworks; a totally unnatural, climatic phenomenon unnecessary for whatever reason.

This year in Hillcrest area, there were no fireworks of any description over the festive period. Our thanks therefore to all the residents in the area who heeded the call to refrain from setting off fireworks. I hope that this considerate behavior last all year through. Happy 2014 to all. Jenny Hillcrest

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Making 2014 count FOR manySouthAfricans,the festive season started on a sad note following the death of Nelson Mandela. However, the sad news has allowed South Africans to reflect and feel a sense of accomplishment. 2014 is election year and also marks the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy. There is no doubt a lot has changed in 20 years and many are asking if this is a South Africa Mandela would have been proud of.

It is without question that Madiba has left a legacy which every South African is proud of and now there is a sense of hope - judging by letters and resolutions posted on social media. With anewyearcomesnewbeginningsand South Africans may be hoping for some changes - this year voters will have the chance to do this. This week the class of 2013 will start a new chapter in their lives and the Fever looks forward to sharing these stories with you next week.

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rette from my lips and eating a McDonalds burger. One resolution I pondered was making a monthly donation to a charity. However, as a minion of the media with a penchant for car accidents and binge drinking, my comical monthly budget belongs in a meme on Twitter for the amusement of the world. With all of that, as well as my landlord and various financial services providers constantly haranguing me for my few remaining rands, I have decided to START a charity. I’m calling it Money for the Minions.

By the time you are reading this, we are a week or so into January. If you have any remaining unbroken new year’s resolutions, drop me an email and I’ll buy you a beer, burger or box of cigarettes. At the end of it all, my resolution for 2014 is to smile and laugh at life and everything that it throws in my path – from car accidents and warning letters for tardiness to blistering sunburns and hangovers . To ad lib from my favourite poem by Langston Hughes, “Life will be fine in 2014, fine as wine, life will be fine.”


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looking to do well in the Dusi have done with may believing that the race is won and lost on the portages, but not Mocké. “Only time will tell but I definitely think we can win Dusi by paddling instead of running. Both Hank and I can run well and we’ll obviously look to do our best on the portages but I definitely don’t think you have to be the fastest runners to win the Dusi!” said the Fish Hoek local. “So many things can happen on the river that you just can’t prepare, as we saw when we wrapped in 50 Miler, for so we’ll just have to see how things go on the day. “If we see Lance and Thulani or Andy and Sbonelo go down the road ahead of us it will be about damage control for us more than anything else but we certainly won’t panic because we back our paddling ability,” he added. The unusual preparation style and questions being asked as to whether they can compete with the running of their fellow title rivals, McGregor feels the pressure is in fact off them as he and Mocké look to enjoy their experience together. “For us though its almost like a time trial type of scenario that we find ourselves in. We just have to put our heads down and go as hard as we can on the water. Whilst race mode is something that is second nature for the pair, having a good time and sharing a good bond both on and off the water is something they firmly believe in and their close friendship is something they’ll look to use in the favour during the race. “The other two boats are brand new combinations whereas even though Jasper and I haven’t raced on the river together before, we’ve been good friends for quite some time now and that can only be an advantage,” said McGregor. “I’ve always said you need to get on well with a doubles partner to do well and Hank and I really do,” added Mocké. “It is vital to be happy off the water because that transfers to onto the water as well.” The Dusi Canoe Marathon 2014 starts in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday 13 February and ends in Durban on Saturday 15 February 2014. More information can be found at www.dusi.co.za

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