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Satellite station for Molweni KALISHA NAICKER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 THE prayers of residents from Molweni in a rural area in Hillcrest have finally been answered with the opening of a new satellite police station last week. Community members showed their approval with cheers and there were smiles all round as officers reported for their first day of duty. Most were in agreement that they were relieved to have a police station in their area as they previously had to travel far to report crime. Blessing Nzama from Molweni was thrilled at the idea of a police sta-

tion on “his doorstep”. “Previously we had to travel a long way to report crime, or give police tipoffs of criminals in the area. There were times when I thought of the amount of money I would have to spend on taxi fares, and never reported cases,” he said. “I am so happy the police will be based here now. People will now report all crime and can tackle these head-on. This will definitely make the community safer.” Shezi Mahlangu said the new police station would make things a lot easier. She said in some instances, residents did not report crime because they could not afford the taxi fare to get to the Hillcrest Police Sta-


tion (the nearest one to them). “This station will help to lower crime in our area. I now feel happy and safe,” she said. The station, which boasts a trauma centre and holding cell, will cater for the entire Molweni area, and will be dedicated to reducing crime against women, children and the elderly. According to Hillcrest SAPS communications officer Lieutenant MF Mkhize, informal settlement residents had to travel many kilometres, sometimes by foot, to get to the Hillcrest Police Station. He said that when residents eventually reached the station, they were exhausted and angry at the distance they had to travel. “We are now pleased to offer this service to the community,” he said

CPF chairman Sifiso Mhlophe and Constable Yelane at the holding cells in the satellite station. and encouraged the community to report crime of any nature to the police. He said rape and crimes against

women, children and the elderly needed urgent and uncompromised attention. "Rape and abuse is a huge challenge in the area and people should come forward and report these acts.” Mkhize said the police would continue to focus on mobilising society to “make life difficult for perpetrators of such crimes”. In her message of support Monica Bruun of the Hillcrest Community PoliceForum(CPF)saidthattheCPFhad a major role to play in the reduction of crime. She encouraged the community to join policing structures and to work withthepolicetoridtheareaofcrime. “I would like to encourage the community to help the police combat crime by making good use of the station.”


FEVER Attention all rural schools/schools with English as a second language Rural/previously disadvantaged schools are invited to enter their top two (2) English spellers from Grade 10 and Grade 11 (one from each grade) into the KZN Premier Spelling Bee Durban Central regional event, to be held in August 2014 (Date and venue to be confirmed, keep reading your local newspaper to find out the details!) Words to be learnt for the Durban Central Spelling Bee will be published in the 2 May 2014 edition of the Durban North Fever & Hillcrest Fever & Upper Coast Fever.

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Granny’s surreal ordeal Woman (68) spends hours ­ unnoticed ­ trapped in her upturned car ROWAN PHILP


HILLCREST grandmother vanished for 17 hours last week while intheheartofupmarketLaLucia — just six metres from passers-by. Initially, when she was found, she chased away the first people because they were breaking into the car in which she was trapped to steal from it. Phyllis Hollis (68) spent Easter Monday — unnoticed — trapped in her upturned car, which had crashed into dense brambles on a sharp hairpin on-ramp to the M4 after visiting friends in Umhlanga. Her rescuers said that although physically uninjured Hollis was too “disorientated” to draw attention with her hooter or headlights, and could no reach her cellphone beneath the passenger seat. What followed was an allnight search in which a volunteer search party was unable to see her car from less than 10 metres away, and whichsawHollis,inherconfusion, directing rescuers to a crash site in faraway Hillcrest when she finally reached her phone. The drama began on Sunday afternoon when Hollis’s domestic worker told a neighbour in Hillcrest that her employer was hours overdue. The neighbour contacted the community network SA Can, which has technology and licence rights to track cellphones.

However, due to legal restrictions, SA Can had to track down Hollis’s son Justin in Cape Town to obtain written consent because her phone was registered in his name. Andreas Mathios, video manager for SA Can, said he and the organisation’s duty manager were then able to triangulate Hollis’s approximate position in La Lucia within a minute, and travelled to the spot — “but we could find nothing there after hours of searching”. “With hindsight, we were standing just 10 metres from where she was. She was in a white car [but] you cannot believe how dense those brambles are,” said Mathios. “We called it off and decided to return at first light.” However, a few hours later two men found the car and smashed the rear window in an apparent effort to steal from it. Hollis would tell paramedics that while lying on the driver’ssidedoorshehadpretended to have a firearm and warned the thieves she would shoot them. They reportedly fled without alerting anyone to Hollis’s plight. Justin said, “At about 4.45am, I received a call from my mom, [and] understandably she sounded very anxious. “She described that she was in thick bush, her car was on its side and she was unable to get out. Unfortunately, she wasn’t certain how or where the accident occurred.” Mathios said Hollis — “still

disorientated” — suggested that she was stuck in bushes near her home in Hillcrest. “We asked if she could hear traffic and she said yes. We asked how long she had been driving, shesaidforhoursand hours, which we felt was not right.” Mathios returned to the M4 on-ramp, pressed his hooter and asked Hollis if she could hearit,“andshesaidshecould hearit,throughthephone,but actually we were so close she was actually hearing the hooter”. He said Metro police and a dog handler joined the search of the small inaccessible area, and Hollis was finally extricated at 8am. “What makes this case remarkable is that track-andtrace technology really saved someone’s life. She could have been there for days, with people walking past metres away, and she might never have been found,” he said. Justin said he had tried to get the cellphone service provider to grant tracing access directly without success. “Thankfully SA Can was able to get through the red tape promptly.” He said he was amazed at the community rescue effort, since “we are not members of SA Can”. Sufferinghypothermiaand dehydration, Hollis was taken to Entabeni Hospital, and Justin noted: “Fortunately, [it was] a good end to the Easter weekend.”





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N Upper Highway resident has praised ADT for their quick response in nabbing a suspect minutes after a break-in at her home in Martin Crescent last week. According to ADT security officer Jabulani Mtimkhulu, who is part of the Martin Crescent community security scheme, the resident activated her panic alarm after seeing an unknown man on her property. "I responded to the panic signal and apprehended the suspect who was found hiding in shrubbery in the garden," he said.

Adrenal glands, mysterious organs THE adrenals get their name because they lie near to or towards (ad­) the kid­ neys (­renal). Adrenal glands in the dog are peanut­shaped, pale and about 4x 10mm in size, and half that in the cat. These glands are vitally important for life. Adrenal glands secrete a number of important chemical and hormones. The most well­known is adrenaline – hence the name of that chemical. In the U.S.,

"Thesuspectwashandedover to South African Police Service for arrest." Martin Kriel, managing directorofADTSecurityEastCoastRegion, advised residents to regularly check their perimeter fencing and to ensure that windows and doors are properly closed overnight. "As an extra security measure, consider installing outdoor beams. “If you already have them ensure they are also activated during the night and when your home is unoccupied," he said. Kriel said if residents see a suspect on their property, they must remain calm and immediately contact the security service provider or the SAPS. He reiterated that residents must never confront the suspect or attempt to capture suspects because they may be armed and dangerous. Kriel added that all community security scheme patrollers undergo dedicated training and are supported by round-the-clock armed response.

this chemical is known as epinephrine (from Epi­ = near + ­nephrine = kidney). Adrenaline and the related chemicals are “catecholamines” which influence your “flight or fright” response – improving heart and respiratory function, changing bloodpressureanddivertingresourcesto­ wards survival. They also produce the glucocorticoids such as cortisol, progesterone, oestradiol and testosterone – which is why even

neutered animals may, in rare instances, develop sex­hormone metabolic­hor­ monal diseases. In addition, adrenals secrete aldos­ terone, which is a hormone produced by terrestrial species to conserve sodium (a necessary step during the evolution from marine to terrestrial life). Occasionally, adrenal glands can de­ velop tumours which may or may not pro­ duce one or more hormones (“functional

tumours”). Adrenal tumours are often quiet and diagnosed incidentally (so­called “inci­ dentalomas”) which create some diffi­ cult diagnostic challenges. Adrenal glands are also extremely well­supplied with nerves and blood ves­ sels and surgery or advanced diagnostics of these organs is definitely a specialist subject. The most common manifesta­ tion of adrenal disease is insufficiency – Addison’s Disease – or involvement in overproduction of cortisol – Cushings Syndrome. (More in future articles.)

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VERY woman I have come to know and/or loveisbeing,orhasbeen, abused or mistreated in one way or the other. I often feel helpless as they confide in me about how often it is people close to them (as is sadly often the case) who inflict this discomfort in their lives.

Sindisiwe Sindisiwe is very dear to me. She is a very smart woman who hasgreatambitionsandisasindividual as they come. She met a man who made her happy, and the relationship blossomed to the point that he popped the big question. Needless to say Sindisiwe was overjoyed by the proposal. It was a welcome relief from all the things that had happened in her life. She had lost her mother to dementia when she was very young. She was thrust into her father’s family - whom she barely knew. You see, her father was not one to be anchored to one wife, andasaresultSindyhasanumber of sisters and brothers who I can hardly keep a track of. Some time after her mother died, she experienced abuse in the form of neglect, until at one point she found herself alone with her little brother. But this was all in the past now and her future looked sky-blue.

Her fiancé, being an established businessman, got approval from the family of the bride. He even built her a house and showered her with gifts. She then found out that he was seeing someone else and she broke up with him. Seeking comfort fromherfamily, sheinstead was accused of being gay and ungrateful by her family. She today “owes” the man around R40 000 in lobola.

Lerato Lerato is an angelic human being, and has an effect on people that makes you love her. This is the aura she radiated at church and was considered a model young lady. Her family was proud of her, and so was I. Lerato got pregnant out of wedlock,andthiswasundoubtedly looked down upon by the church officials and other church members. Her child will turn two soon and she has somewhat regained her composure in church. I was saddened to hear from her the other day that the father of her child accused her of being unfaithful when she

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was 10 minutes late after work. She was further humiliated when he prevented her from going back home and instead dragged her by her neck, in full view of her neighbours and friends, to his house. He kept her against her will, telling her she wasn’t leaving without admitting that she was in fact cheating. She now lives in fear as this man waits for her when she leaves for work and when she returns. He refuses to accept they have broken up.

Thembeka Thembekawasbornwithafairly common disorder of her olfactory system which meant she could not smell or taste. Her family didn't believe her until a fire nearly killed her because she could not smell the smoke. She is special in that she can taste by colour and judges the tastiness of her food by the presentation. Her father was a known cheat and often physically abused her mother. Her uncle was always strange towards

her and she sought refuge in her father. He watched her being raped as he was driving the car with his daughter and rapist brother in the back seat. I cannot begin to imagine what that does to the mind of a 12-year-old girl. She told me as I started writing this that her father had recently assaulted her and that she had bruises all over her body. These stories are true (the names have been changed) and sadly there's many more where they come from. I am sometimes ashamed to be a man, as the people who have, and continue to, commit these atrocities, are men. These are men who are trusted by women. These men are supposed to be their protectors. What does it say about us? IamashamedbecauseIcannot do anything but watch as these things happen over and over again, and no “social uproar” and condemnation stops it. It is blatantly obvious that the solution to this scourge lies with us, men who have friends who need to be stood up to, and womenwhoneed to be defended instead of turning a blind eye. Clichéd as it may sound, it is imperative that we realise that it really begins with us. We are just as evil as the perpetrators if we are only the audience to the senseless violence and violations we let our women experience. Remember this adage — bad things endure when good people do nothing.




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eThekwini budget hearings disenfranchise residents TODAY I lent my voice to the growing outrage being expressed by people across eThekwini at the wholesale disenfranchisement of residents across Durban by the current budget hearing process. It is evident by the published schedule for public hearings, the ANC-led council will stop at nothing to shield their leaders from public scrutiny by combining vast areas of the municipality together to meet at certain venues. For example, people from as far as Tongaat are expected to attend the public hearings at Curries Fountain in central Durban, some 50 kilometres away. Previously the municipality has held budget hearings on a ward by ward basis, but because this is an election year, the mayor, James Nxumalo, has unilaterally decided that this will no longer be the case and there is a very good reason for this. ThemayorknowsthattheANChasfailedtodeliverservices across this city. The housing backlog stands at 400 000 units. In Cato Crest houses have not been roofed since 1997, job creation has ground to a halt and neighbouring municipalities are strongly competing for new investment. It is for these reasons that he wants to keep residents away from these budget hearings because he knows the ANC’s “good story” has fallen to pieces in eThekwini since the election began. As the councillor for Durban North I have written to the city treasurer Krish Kumar expressing my grave concern at the process around these budget hearings. In his response, Mr Kumar admitted that the process is now “political” and it was a decision taken by the mayor. However, it is incumbent on Mr Kumar to ensure that the budget is meaningfully engaged on by all residents of eThekwini in terms of the Municipal Structures Act. Dean Macpherson



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Creating a cleaner KALISHA NAICKER THE 1st Hillcrest Scouts along with the

Keep Hillcrest Beautiful members braved the humidity to participate in the clean­up of the Hillcrest Railway Line and Reserve, last weekend. Residents young and old rolled up their sleeves and walked along the railway col­ lecting trash, and clearing the area. Many of the items also collected were remnants from illegal dumping in the area. Speaking to the Hillcrest Fever, public relations officer for KHBA Dawn Brown said, more than 10 bags of trash were col­ lected by the team, and a real difference was made in the area. "We have to take

back our suburbs and keep our neighbour­ hood clean at all times," she said. "So if we take pride in our neighbour­ hoods it will have an effect on crime, and lower it. Well done to all those involved." BrownalsothankedDSWforpickingup the trash and Nando's in Hillcrest for pro­ viding lunch to the team. She urged resi­ dents to not dump along the line, and be vigilant at all times. "If there is a sign of any criminal activity one should immedi­ atelycontactthepolice,"sheadded.Tore­ port illegal dumping contact Brown on 031 701 4552 or 084 307 7404.

KHBA team with the 1st Hillcrest Scouts.

A blossoming success KALISHA NAICKER ROSAMUNDS Florist, a family-run business, began 42 years ago and is still a bustling success, striving to servethecommunityinwhichitoperates. Speaking about the success of the business Barbara Kemp said she joined her mom in the business in 1989 and took over the reins in 2000. The florist is now located at Westville Village Market Shopping Centre, originally Hofmeyer Heights, and has been there since inception. The family grew up in the Upper Highway Area, and Kemp consistently provides beautiful and original creations to the community who have been so supportive over the years. According to Kemp, the florist prides itself on offering fresh flowers, designed with care. "Flowers will always be the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, to say congratulations or to send condolences and this side of the business continues to grow. We have also found an increase in people popping into the store, choosing which freshflowerstheywouldlikeandus arranging them loosely to achieve a more casual look,'' she said.

Her brother, Greg Chamberlin, andsister,DiHohls,areinvolvedon an administrative and strategic level and the family have recently decided to 're-launch' the business. "Our core business of offering the local community fresh flowers, designed with care, will never change but for the next six months our marketing efforts will focus on corporates, bridal party bouquets, event and table décor and demos'', explains Chamberlin. "We are targeting corporate clients who require arrangements for their reception areas on a weekly basis, as well as décor for their client and staff functions. We are now also offering a gifting and décor range to complement the floral arrangements,'' he continues. "Flower arranging demonstrations and workshops are a fun and creative activity for secretaries' day, for end of year functions, for your Book Club or for a birthday celebration,'' concludes Kemp. Rosamunds Florist is based at Shop 9, The Village Market, Jan Hofmeyer Rd, Westville. For more information, phone 031 266 6255 or 084 5130210, email or visit www. Rosamunds is a member of Interflora. To view some of their arrangements, bouquets and gifts, please visit their Facebook page. Abeautiful flower arrangement

Plenty to do at The Mushroom Farm >> Community urged to attend Day Night market


OLLOWING the success of its Christmas Market, The Mushroom Farm will be hosting a Day Night Market on Wednesday, 30 April on the eve of a public holiday. The Day Night Market will run from 12pm until 8pm so that mums and grandparents can pop in during the afternoon with the kids and dads can join in after work. The event promises to be a fun family event. There will be live music and delicious food stalls ranging from burgers and pizzas to sweet treats. Robson's Beer will also be on sale. A variety of market stalls selling locally produced crafts and handmade items will also add to the fun. Students from the Mark Phillips'ArtStudiowillbeholdinganart exhibition to display their most recent works. There is plenty for kids to do with not only a jump castle but also pony rides from Out of the Blue Animal Rescue. Moreover, all of the various shops in the centre will be open for extended shopping hours. Many of the shops will be running promotional events for the market. Over the past few months, some exciting new shops have also recently opened. The likes of which include

Baby Best with their new and preowned baby goods, Mrs Pinkerton "Purveyor of all things with a sense of past", Baker Boy's Delight - a homeindustryandSenquwiththeir outdoor gear for the whole family. Other new developments include the expansion of the Peel's Honey Hillcrest Shop which now stocks free range, hormone and antibiotic meat from Hope Meat's. Please do pop in to join in on the market fun and to see the new additions to The Mushroom Farm, 450 Kassier Road. The Mushroom Farm

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LAIREMayers, an enthusiasticandpassionate rider, started her riding career at an early age. Her mother Pauline Young would sit Claire on the side of the arena while she exercised one of her horses. The bug caught Claire, who has not stopped since. Her first horse — Groomsman — was amazing, building Claire's confidence. She later moved to a pony — Buccaneer — who taught her how to hold on. Thereafter Claire moved onto another pony, D'leni Sue Ellen, and as a team they repeatedly won the KZN Natal dressage and showing champs. They later won the SA Working Riding Championships. As Claire developed, moving from children's to junior events, she had many opportunities to ride horses that taught her different things, thereby developing her natural riding talent. In 1999 Claire met Debutante, aka, Debbie and without knowing it, this mare was destined to become her loyal friend and partner through her junior dressage career, giving her the opportunity of developing and growing in this amazing sport. Debbie and Claire formed an inseparable partnership which lead them to win the SA champs in 2001 and 2003. They also won the SA champs, a Musical Kur (ballet on a horse) in 2003. The duo were regular winners of the Sane dressage champs which qualified her to ride in the green and gold in 2008 at the Pacific Challenge in Australia. While persuing her studies, Claire took a break from competition, but kept riding socially. She has now imported a German Warmblood mare by the name of Weltana. Weltana was found for Claire by her friend Catherine Berning and trainer Rien van Shaft. Weltana’s sire, Weltmeyer, is a top dressage stallion. "Weltana for me is a reincarnation of Debutante. Their personalities are identical and she is incredibly special to me. “She is a friend and partner. Weltana’s best friend is Tinkerbell otherwise known as the ‘safety blanket’. "I am really looking forward to my future with Weltana in the ring,” said Claire.

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FEVER WHAT’S ON 1 May THE Kloof and Highway SPCA will be hosting an open market day on Thursday 1 May from 8am to 12pm. There will be singing by Belinda Dolphin and great

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Glamorous affair >> Waterfall’s matric dance a phenomenal success KALISHA NAICKER


ATERFALL College held its matric dance on Friday 4 April at Kloof Coun­ try Club with the theme “'Vintage”. The dance was a great success, and the largest of Waterfall's matric dances to date, with 29 couples attending, which was decorated with antique cream­and­green colours, lacy para­ sols and old­fashioned bird cages. At the dance are (from left) head of English Bev Surmon (who arranged the flowers at the venue), head boy Peter Mthembu and head girl Siobhan Cahill watching the couples arrive.

Also at the dance are (from left) Michaela Christophers, Ntokozo Chonco, Emily Harvey, Matthew Boucher (seated), Ashleigh Wilken, Gene Prato, Casey Hornsby, Daniel Nathanson, Robyn Caelers and Travis Weber (seated).

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Looking smart are (from left) Victoria Thabethe, Ayanda Ngcobo (deputy head girl) and Nikitha Jinxi.


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am up for the challenge." As anchor-presenter on South Africa's first motoring channel, Ignition TV,since2008andracingcompetitively for the past four years in a variety of race series, Roberts has extensive knowledge of the motoring industry within South Africa. Combining this with his plans for the festival, Roberts has already put in place a new, enhanced and city-approved Durban street circuit for 2014. The new layout has additional benefits including taking the street circuit action closer to spectators. With the circuit looping back on itselfalongBatteryRoad,thenewgrandstand positions create a stadium feel around the street circuit, allowing Top Gear fans to get even more bang for their buck. From the moment the sun rises on the 21 and 22 June to the time the sun sets, there will be non-stop action right in front of them. On track there is plenty for spectators to get excited about with more

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The 60km race at the 2014 Sappi Karkloof Classic MTB Festival on 11 May will serve as the final qualifier for the Rainbow Challenge final.



OUNTAIN bikers from across the country will be racing in the 60km race at the Sappi Karkloof Classic Festival in under a month’s time in an effort to secure qualification for the new Rainbow Challenge final that will precede the MTB Marathon World Championships in June. The three-day Sappi Karkloof Mountain Bike Festival is the biggest event of its kind on the national calendar and draws biking enthusiasts to the wide range of events, including a night race, an enduro race, and short, easy accessibleracesaimedatlessexperienced riders. It is the long 60km marathonthathassecuredqualifier status of the Rainbow Challenge final on 28 June. Riders

simply need to finish the race to secure a place on the startline on the day before the elite world title decider in Pietermaritzburg. "We are excited to have secured qualifier status at major events in the major regions of the country to satisfy the interest in qualifying for the new Rainbow Challenge final," said marathon world champs organiser Alec Lenferna. "With the Sappi Karkloof MTB Festival marathon being one of the biggest of its kind, it was an ideal event to have as a final qualifier. "There has been substantial interest in taking part in the Rainbow Challenge from MTB riders around the country, and for riders who weren't able to get to the other three qualifying events in the Western Cape, Mpumalanga and the Gauteng qualifier last

weekend, the Sappi Karkloof event is the one they will have to ride. "The 60km Sappi Karkloof race is the ideal qualifier as it will be very similar in character to the course that will be used for the Rainbow Challenge final and the marathon worlds, so not only will riders be able to get their qualifier under their belt, but it will also be perfect training for them at the same time," Lenferna said. The Sappi Karkloof Classic MTB Festival takes place from 9-11 May at Karkloof Country Club. Riders and spectators can follow news and developments via the event’s Facebook page (Karkloof Mountain Bike Club) or on Twitter (@KarkloofMTB). More information can also be found at www.karkloof


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