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One dead in N3 collision >> An horrific Monday morning N3 Shongweni accident leaves one dead and two others seriously injured.

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MAN died and two others were seriously injured in a rear-end accident along the N3 west bound lane just before the Shongweni off-ramp in Hillcrest, Monday morning. Netcare 911 along with ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene to find the two wrecked vehicles in the fast lane, with pieces of the cars spread across the road. Chris Botha of Netcare

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911 said an Uno was broken down in the fast lane and another vehicle came hurtling down the road. It collided with the stationary uno, “ripping” it apart. “When our Netcare paramedics arrived they found that one of the drivers had been ejected and died at the scene due to the severe injuries that he sustained,” said Botha. Two other people were seriously injured and after paramedics stabilised them at the scene they were transported to a local hospital for the care that they required.


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kalisha.naicker@media24.com UPPER Highway residents braved the cold morning and queued at polling stations in the area to cast their votes on Wednesday 7 May. Young and old gathered in numbers to let their “voices” be heard. Coffee was the preferredbreakfastformanyastheyanticipated a new beginning for the country. First time voter, Dumisani Mkhize who turned19lastmonthsaidhewillbecasting

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ANCY buying a young racehorse - full of potential - pocket the wins and not have to worry about stabling, vet or training fees? This is no scam - or fly-by-night scheme - but a chance of a lifetime for oneperson(orsyndicate)todoexactly that! Travilla - a two-year-old filly is currently being groomed for the race track at Yellow Star Stud near Mooi River. She has been selected to be auctioned in this unique opportunity at the breakfast fundraising event, All Things Rugby, for Rescuetech, a voluntary emergency search and rescue service that goes out of their way to save lives. The breakfast on 29 May is being co-ordinated by the dynamic marketing team of Ricky Smit and Christiaan Grobbelaar-ofhostsDurbanAviation Centre(DAC)-asoneofthecompany’s social responsibility projects. The event will include a rugby chat with legends Ian McIntosh, John Allan, Hugh Bladen and Dan Retief, the auction of Travilla, as well as other items. But back to the filly! A dark bay about 15 hands high, she is already in training with Gauteng-based trainer Chris Erasmus and assistant trainer Ivan van Wyk. Born out of mare Current Secret and stallion Second Empire, her po-

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his vote for a party that will make positive changes for his community. Meanwhilemanypollingstationsvisited by Hillcrest Fever from as early as 7am had mainly the older voters in line. At Kloof Town Hall there were over 50 voters anticipating to cast their vote. A 54 year old who didnotwanttobenamedsaidhehasvoted in all elections since 1994, and says voting has always been important for him. “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain,” he says. His wife a 52-year-old who also did not want to be named says voting is the only wayforhertoraisehervoiceabouttheconcerns of the community. “There are lot of problems in this country but we can’t give up, we must vote,” she says.

Place your bids please! >> An opportunity is up for grabs to own a racehorse tential was spotted by donor Koos de Klerk (the breeder and owner of Yellow Star Stud at Mooi River - a familyowned stud farm). He is also chairman of the KZN Breeders Association. When Ricky Smit (of host, Durban Aviation Centre - DAC) - co-ordinator of the fundraiser - approached De Klerk with the proposal of donating a horseforauction,hejumpedonboard immediately. Because of the stud farm’s remote location an emergency service like RescueTech is ideal for the farm shoulditeverberequired. It is a 20-25 minute flight to the area (from the coast) so a quick response team that cuts through red tape to get to them in the golden hour after an accident is vital.

Rescuetech is the self-funded NPO benefiting from the fundraiser which will also create awareness about the emergency search and rescue facility. De Klerk has been in stud farming for many years and has about 300 horses with 43 in training. Travilla was offered up for auction asDeKlerkbelievesshehaspotential. “So much so,” Ricky Smit told Fever, “that he will retain a share in the auction purchase!” Those interested in bidding for Travilla - who will debut at the races in June, shortly after the event - are invited to book a seat at the fundraising breakfast, or can make a bid by telephone. Bids can be made by a single individual or in syndicates. “Thebuyerwillonlybepurchasing the racing career then Travilla will be put to stud,” Smit pointed out. “Her

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Two year old filly, Travilla, is being groomed to make her debut at the race track in June. She is pictured with Patrick de Klerk of Yellow Star Stud. racing career is estimated to be at least two years minimum. We are hoping that a price of at least R80 000 will be fetched.” The buyer doesn’t have to pay for stabling, vet or training fees - these will all be sponsored. “The purchase will afford the buyer to taste the ‘success’ and have all thebenefitsofbeingaracehorseowner,”Smitadded.“Itisopentoanyone!” Derek Martin of Martin’s Auctioneers will be handling the auction proceedings. An off-the-record discussion between prominent rugby personalities titled All Things Rugby - highlighting the Springbok Saga - also promises to

be a highly entertaining part of the breakfast. The fundraiser should appeal to anyone interested in rugby or horseracing. Lucky draws, prizes and other select auction items will also be up for grabs at this not-to-be-missed prestigious event. All proceeds will go towards Rescuetech-thevoluntaryrescue,search and emergency service. The prestigious event is at 7am for 7.30am on Thursday 29 May at Greyville Racecourse. Tickets are R300 per person. Contact Ricky Smit at 083 231 6458 for more information, and to book.

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Scrap dealers on the front line of KZN’s cable war >> Businesses and police join forces to crack down on cable theft ROWAN PHILP

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SHWIN Ramsaraj knew a police headache was coming when a Transnet truck parked outside his scrap yard just outside Kloof earlier this month. Ramsaraj is security head of one of KZN’s largest scrap empires, Reclam. So many parastatal and municipal employees have been caught selling off South Africa’s infrastructure that official vehicles are banned from scrap metal dealers, without exception. According to Ramsaraj, stolen copper is brought to at least one of Reclam’s scrap branches around KZN every day, which he says they hold for investigators to check. But it’s still a shock, he says, when a parastatal official brazenly delivers the loot in an official vehicle. “His two guys offloaded the copper from the Transnet vehicle and he drove away,” he says. “The guys come into the yard with a story that they found this shiny bright [high-quality copper] under a bridge. I could tell immediately it was Transnet cable — we weighed it at about 80 kg. That’s R6 400 for him, if

we were dishonest. “We can generally tell where the stolen stuff comes from: eThekwini electricity cable has these sort of chip marks on its edges; Telkom cables are thin, and you can tell by tearing it apart. The wires come out in pairs.” Ramsaraj then called his security guards and simply locked the two men in his office, saying, “Until this stuff is cleared, you can’t leave here”. “Then the guy offers me a bribe of R700 to let him go. So I said okay — and made sure he paid my guy right under our security camera, and made sure my guy was standing away from him so we could catch him dishing the money like this,” he says — gesturing in the motion of tossing bread to ducks. “So we have got a docket opened into the Transnet employee, and also charged his guy with bribery too!” Thewomaninchargeofprotecting eThekwini’s electrical infrastructure, and who asked not to be named over security fears, says, “Ashwin is onein-a-hundred — a scrap industry official who assists us. “We need to get to a point where many or most dealers are as vigilant as he is.”

In Cape Town, Helmut van Dalen isthatone-in-a-hundredscrapdealer ally for local police. But the Copperheads spring surprise visits at his Ponderosa Scrap dealership anyway, in raids they call “inspections”. Outside Ponderosa, a dozen peoplearequeueduptosellbagsandtrolley loads of scrap. One supermarket trolley has a large city manhole frame on top — clearly stolen. The Copperheads ask who brought the trolley, but no one admits to being its owner, and no one points to the person who brought it. On the wall, Van Dalen has posted a long list of purchase prices per kilogram: R48 for “shiny bright” (quality copper); R25 for “good” PC boards with palladium; R20 for brass; R2 for steel over 2 mm thick; and R1 for cans and other thin metal. In the back, he has his Monday-toSunday inspection bins for copper and aluminium, but, for Van Dalen, copper appears to be mostly a headache. He’stired,hesays,ofbeingblamed for an industry that creates the marketfortheft—andregularlocalpower

Five arrested for murder FIVE Upper Highway men appeared before the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court recently and were convicted and sentenced for two counts of murderthattheycommittedmorethan10 years ago. The suspects Mduduzi Gwala (38), Ndodo Bhengu (36), Xolani Nzama (27), Nala Hlambisa (31), and Thulani

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Ashwin Ramsaraj, security head at KZN’s major Reclam scrap dealer chain, says he personally detains thieves who bring stolen city cable to his yards — which require heavy security, due to the high value of non-ferrous metals. outages throughout Cape Town. “Glass and light steel is my main business nowadays — copper is obviously problematic,” he says. “Youhavetoaskquestions.Notonly must the seller show me his ID and his car registration; we also insist on paperwork from his company — an official letter that says he got it legally. And I then actually phone the company to check it out. If everything is kosher, then I’ll buy it.

“Then it sits seven days in a holding bay — giving the authorities seven days to check. Only then can I sell it on — generally, to Mega Metals, who export it directly to India or China. “Last year, all scrap dealers who wantedtomoveforwardwiththenew laws attended a meeting — 16 or 17 ofus—withtheprovincialSAPS,Copperheads; law enforcement from MetroRail. I always work with the police — we are the new-age dealers.”


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mini tantrum and stormed out, saying that vets have always sold it to her and she has been doing this for 28 years. Let’s try understand the consequences of inappropriate dispensing. The client in question injects the drug into the expensive breeding bitch. 1. The bitch dies from a heart attack caused by overzealous dosing

A CLIENT (who doesn’t normally frequent my practice) came in recently wanting to purchase a schedule three injectable calcium solution for her whelping bitch. My staff and I refused, since (a) this medication is high schedule (b) has a list of serious side effects including death and necrosis of skin if injected improperly. The client in question threw a

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– I am sued for the cost of the bitch, possibly some pups die, and loss of future earnings. The complaint is taken to the vet council and I am fined and a permanent black mark is attached to my name. 2. The solution leaks under the skin and tissue dies off. The client sues me for the vet bills to repair, loss of earnings (she cannot show

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ILLCREST resident Debbie Cameron says she made a career out of physiotherapy because of a desire to help people through the difficulties that accidents and pathologies bring. “I have always enjoyed working with people and I have an innate interest in people’s lives, their values and all that they hold dear. “The body and its systems fascinate me; the way it works, how it goes wrong and how it can perform at its best,’’ says Cameron. Her UCT physiotherapy degree covered medical education, the nature of healing and physiotherapy techniques that assist the body through the phases of recovery and pain relief. A fundamental concept which she follows is that the muscle condition and its neural connection with the brain are equally as important as the condition of the joint for normal, pain-free function. This is true for all joints, as well as the spine. Physiotherapists refer to it as the ‘motor control approach’ because it gives consideration to three key elements necessary for movement - muscle, posture and coordination. The better this system functions, the higher the level of performance ineverydaylifeandonthesportsfield. Theadditionalbenefit,whichis what patients desire most, is a joint that works normally and does not give pain. “When I set up my practice ten years ago my focus was, and still is, to aim for full recovery no matter how severe the accident, how chronic the pathology or how complicated the condition. To provide a comprehensive service, pain relief is also included through the use of mobilisations, massage and electrical modalities, but the emphasis remains on striving

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Michelle Seppings, Amanda Soloman, Debbie Cameron and Lynne Fairclough aim to give back to their community. forareturntonormalandbetterfunction,’’ continues Cameron. The physiotherapy practice has cubicles and a gym area where she does Pilates with her patients. The practice has a longer treatment time than the standard in order to include both the motor control retraining of the affected joint and to provide the pain relief using physiotherapy techniques. Cameron believes that it is this comprehensive and individualised approach which has drawn, and continues to draw, people to the practice. “I have worked with patients on the extreme end of the social spectrum. My first job was with Pollsmoor prisoners in Cape Town and then,

   

     

         

when I moved to Johannesburg, I was appointedphysiotherapisttothethen president, Nelson Mandela,’’ she exclaims. “IwoulddrivetoMadiba’shousein Houghtontobereadypromptlyforhis 5am appointment. Mandela liked to take the role of fatherly figure and always had a story to tell usually with a teaching principle. It was an honour to treat him.’’ Over the last couple of years, Cameron’s horizons have been extended to understand the world of children withcancerandotherlifethreatening diseases. “I have been impressed with the work of charities involved with these children. Reach for a Dream is the one that I have had the most experience with and have taken on as the practice’s charity. I can resonate with their mis-

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sion of inspiring hope because it is hope which needs to be instilled in my patients suffering with a severe injury.’’ “I host an annual awards event to recognise and celebrate the triumphs of patients. These award winners have generously shared their stories so that others in similar circumstances can have hope. “Last year’s guest speaker was Amazon survivor, Davey du Plessis, and the proceeds from the event were donated to Reach for a Dream.Iwasthrilledthatourpractise could donate almost R6000 to this worthy cause.’’ “When I opened my practice ten years ago, I never expected to grow personally as much as I have and it seems that learning never stops; in keeping up with research, our lifestyle changes and the development in the upper Highway area. I have had to rise up to meet the changes and the practice has had to adjust too, whilst staying committed to the core value of helping people,’’ she concludes.

THE first series of the Robin Hood Learners 2 Leaders project kicked off in Chesterville last week, where the foundation’s volunteers offered uplifting talks and educated the youth inthecommunityonhowtodreambig and achieve their goals. According to Robin Hood Chairlady, Cindy Norcott, the foundation's 2014 focus is all about education - uplifting and educating the youth in the communities to plan and think and work their way outoftheircurrentcircumstancesand into a bigger, brighter and better future for themselves. "ThevisittoChestervilleisthefirst of a series of Learners 2 Leaders projects we are looking at running during the course of this year. With Inkamva Youth Organisation highlighting the teenagers from the UmlaziandChestervillecommunities, around 100 young Grade 10s and 11's joined Robin Hood for a morning of inspirational talks by wonderful guest speakers," she said. Norcott said talks were offered by international renowned storyteller and author Gcina Mlophe, Sibongiseni Khoza, owner of Hyperclean and Norcott herself. All three speakers, messages to the children were loud and clear "you have seeds of greatness planted inside you" - they shared their own life stories, their journey, their struggles and how hard work and faith pulled them forward into success. The children were then also engaged in a series of fun leadership skills activities and were treated to lunch by Catering Supreme. Children also received a goodie bag filled with stationery, toiletries, sunglasses from Hotstuff marketing as well as a bag of chips from Imbazo Trading. Norcott thanked all the sponsors and volunteers for making the day a success. Kim Griffith Jones, co-ordinator of the Robin Hood Foundation added, "It is a great privilege for Robin Hoodtobeabletoplayapartindeveloping and inspiring our youth, after all, they are our future leaders." If you'd like to find out more about the Robin Hood Foundation or get involved in their projects, please contact Kim Griffith Jones on 0766129060 or email robinhoodfund@telkomsa.net.

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Verges ‘spring up’ in Hillcrest KALISHA NAICKER THE Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association (KHBA) says it is “delighted’ with the response it is getting from commercial outlets to spruce up their verges. According to Dawn Brown, the public relations offi-

cer for KHBA, horticulturist Chris Dalzell has done a brilliant job of the verges along Longmynd and Marriotts on Old Main Road. “Miles Steenhuisen of Mass Landscapes has not only taken responsibility for his Adopt-A-Spot at the M13 entrance to Hillcrest, he has also taken charge of the Hillcrest Exit on to the M13 – both of which are stunning,” she said. “FNB has finally been able to do its verge on the corner of Old Main and Hospital. For a long time this area was a builder’s disaster. “Nicholas and Zuki Nothoza who are

the KHBA gardeners strive to keep the bulk of Old Main Road weed-free. “KHBA would like it noted that we have a contract with eThekwini to maintain Old Main Road from Centenary Road to Nkutu Road only. The rest of Old Main Road is the responsibility of Barry Lang from eThekwini,” she added.

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Bright, beautiful community help Employees of The Unlimited, together with their families, gave Khulakahle Crèche a ‘breath of fresh air’ this month.

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ILLCREST-BASED company, The Unlimited, recently took the opportunity to help out in the community in a tangible way. In May, a team of more than 40 people made up of The Unlimited’s employees and their families used the morning

to create a bright, appealing environment for the children at the Khulakahle Crèche in Hammarsdale. In addition to painting colourful murals on the façade of the crèche, the team also planted a vegetable garden. The children, however, were most excited about the donation of eight plastic motorbikes and the addition of a track

to their playground! The morning not only left a lasting impact for the children at the crèche but also touched the lives of everyone who took part. Employees of The Unlimited, together with their families, gave Khulakahle Crèche a breath of fresh air, which was most appreciated.

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DESIREE ERASMUS I AM not an academic, but even with this benefit I have read enough to know that the future of literature is bleak. In fact, when pondering the prospects of the written word, I immediately want to gnaw through my ankle in an effort to bleed-out slowly. Should this ever happen, I can only pray that some Samaritan-type will not throw one of the Hunger Games or Twilight novels my way as a source of comfort in my dying hours. I will use the paperback to beat myself into a coma after assaulting the Samaritan. The Hunger Games and Twilight sagas are just two of many recent bestselling series that are regarded as literary manna when it comes to milking teen and 20-something angst and skyrocketing sales for publishing houses. Let me see if I am able to summarise the intricate, unique plots for readers of this column: Twilight deals with forbidden love between a sparkly, centuries’ old male vampire and a 17-year-old human female and all of the emotional quandaries that would entail. The Hunger Games deals with a teen that has to fight her way through a dystopian post-apocalyptic world and all of the emotional quan-

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Hunger in the literary twilight daries that would entail. It was tough, but I think that about captures all of the subtle nuances and complexities of each. Both series have ‘taken the world by storm’ and have seen such success that they have been made into hit movies by that other beacon of hope when it comes to quality production – Hollywood. For reasons known only to perpetual crack users, Twilight has been compared to the novels of Jane Austen. Perpetual tic users have rated the series as ‘one of the best reads ever’. The Hunger Games has received even more favourable reviews, even though someone like horror-writer Stephen King has given the series a ‘B’ because it’s predictable and adults would be able to pick up on the writing flaws. Pot, kettle, black? What Fyodor Dostoevsky would have thought of this is open for debate, although I am guessing poison intravenously administered over a decade or so would be his wish. As for comparing the writing in Twilight to Austen; Jane Austen was an inimitable writer. Her skills were and are admired internationally by academics and plebs like yours truly. And her characters actually

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May meltdown I AM suffering a severe post-holiday, post-election, post-Mazibuko apocalypse. Theelections,with all their ranting politicians, misplaced DA votes and fanfare, are over. The lucky among us have now managed to remove that little black dot from our thumbs. The spate of public holidays which we enjoy in and around April is over. Lindiwe Mazibuko, youngest hotshot of the DA and a voice of reason among the rantings of Parliament, is off to further her education at Harvard. What, South Africans, is there to live for? Mazibuko was an inspiration to millennials all across the country who wish to break into the world of politics. Having been born only in 1980, she was proof that Struggle Credentials were not an essential accessory to a political career. To make matters worse, I realised last weekend, when I heard the story of Terror Lekota taking a bite out of a hat, that I should have voted for Cope. Finally, we have a politician who keeps to his word, having declared that if his party lost “market share” in these elections, he would indeed eat a hat. My respect for him grew upon his refusal to allow an EFF beret to cross his lips. Any sensible South African takes leave during April, when public holidays can be strung together with minimal leave days to create a blissful two week holiday. This means that our holidays are now well and truly over until December, giving us seven months and approximately five days of nothing but hard slog and ever-in-

had...well, character. Let us compare this to Twilight. Consider this inspired quote from heroine Bella Swan, talking about the uber-pale, uber-intense, uber-limplettuce-leaf-personality of vampire Edward: “I wasn’t interesting. And he was. Interesting… and brilliant… and mysterious… and perfect… and beautiful…and possibly able to lift full-sized vans with one hand.” As for the Hunger Games, so violent is it that parents have lobbied because they deem it age inappropriate for the young teen market. It has been compared to a graphic novel made for Hollywood, and no doubt the publisher had this in mind when agonising over how much carnage would increase sales. Why Twilight and The Hunger Games have ‘swept the world’ is not much of a mystery, given their marketability and sales potential. If, however, young bibliophiles are open to being challenged by literature that has more depth than a petridish, we should encourage them to read the classics. It may surprise many to find that lust, intrigue, passion, obsessive love, murder, war and tragedy can be written with conviction, beauty and what we generally find lacking in the bestsellers of today - insight.

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The PEOPLE have spoken SOUTH Africans have had their say and are now waiting for fulfilment of many promises. Elections 2014 saw many young first time voters excited to be

part of developing a better South Africa. While some voting stations boasted long lines and an even longer wait, others said the procedure was simple and quick. One young voter said: “People need to realise that there are other ways of expressing our feelings and that is through politics. When we cast our vote, our voices are being heard.” South Africans will now get a break from the intense campaigns and hat

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creasing petrol prices. One breath of fresh air on the horizon is that Julius Malema has secured a seat in Parliament. This Idi-Amin-in-the-making now has a terrifying amount of power, considering that combining his six percent of the vote with Jacob’s 62 percent, a two-thirds majority is achieved. While that is in no way good news for our country, the up side is that each sitting of parliament will now be more hysterical than a Trevor Noah show. It’s also that time of year when muscle-bound fitness fanatics fill our pavements day in and day out, jogging until sweat blinds them while doing their last-minute training for the Comrades Marathon. I am forced to take my beret off to these intrepid folk. By the time the stragglers were just missing the cutoff time at the finish line and collapsing in tears, I’d be collapsing at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Maritzburg, having walked, hobbled and crawled approximately 10 kilometres. Overall, it seems like a good time for a change, to make up for the positive political change our country did not receive. I’ll either dye my hair pink, get another tattoo, or learn how to cook. eating...we hope. About five months ago, we mourned the death of former president Nelson Mandela. Many parties, not just the ANC, quoted the leader and highlighted his love for this country during campaigning. Mandela encouraged South Africans to share this love and work towards building a better nation. Does the ruling party have what it takes to fulfil promises and build a nation? Watch this space.

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8 500 sqm will see an eclectic mix of commercial and industrial exhibits as well as a wide range of services. These include: The ever popular Mercury Hall of Fine Living where the primary focus is on food and sustenance spanning the spectrum from farm field to dining table. Drawing an annual audience approximating 105 000, this is probably South Africa’s largest dedicated exhibit of any kind. In partnership with the South African Police Services, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Departments of Justice and Correctional Services, as well as Business Against Crime, the Hall of Safety and Security is expected to afford a feast of interesting information. The entire package includes an entertainment component often regarded as being ‘second to none’ on the annual KZN calendar. Amongst others, the main arena will host an equestrian presence where the emphasis is on younger riders, the SA National dog agility and Jack Russell championships, heart-stopping adrenalin acts involving motorbikes and vehicles performing various stunts, Working on Fire helicopter demonstrations, aerobatics as well as a number of musical performances by top artists. These include the KZN Symphony Orchestra, Watershed, Gangs of Ballet, Prime Circle, Steve Hofmeyr, Carla Botha, Tuis die Bosveldklong and Jak de Priester as well as the ever popular Radio Hindvani Eastern Extravaganza and the Ukhozi Fm concerts on the final weekend.

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team. There is now an opportunity to compete in the world championships, to be held in July in Hollywood. The team needs funds and sponsorships to assist in their travels. To sponsor the team, please contact Shylo Pereire on 072 095 8704.

Free to think and free to vote OR as long as 18-year-old Malusi Busana can remember, his hometown of KwaNyuswa in Botha's Hill has looked and felt like a place of hardship. Growing up, he heard neighbours talk about getting laid off, about trying to pay bills, about who to blame. Yet on 7 May 2014, 20 years into a democratic country Busana said he was ready to cast his vote and let his voice be heard, so his community could reap the benefits of a “free country”. “People need to realise that there are other ways of expressing our feelings and that is through politics. When we cast our vote, our voices are being heard,” said the proud South African. Hesaidthatviolenceshouldneverbeanoption when appealing for better service delivery, as the community has the chance to express their feelings by voting for a party that will offer change. “Our community needs to forget racial segregation and work towards a common

A prize-winning cow at a previous royal show.

THE 2014 Royal Show opens its gates to the public on 23 May and promises to provide an informative and entertaining experience for all. In line with its acknowledged status of being the most prominent mixed agricultural show in the country, in excess of 1500 livestock will be on site and the occasion will see the hosting of the Border Leicester, Hampshire Down and Suffolk National Championships. In terms of introducing ‘Town to Country’, The Royal Show is well known for its various expos and 2014 will again include a range of sights and experiences focused on sharing information. These include a milking parlour, display of indigenous goats, sheep shearing, a wool and fibre exhibition and more. Also and aside from being home to South Africa’s largest apiarian display, there will again be a significant bird and rabbit show. To complement the presence of virtually every tractor and implement manufacturer, recent years have witnessed an expansion in the number of construction and materials handling displays; so much so, that the Royal today provides the industry with one of its larger exhibitions including blue-chip participants of the ilk of Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, Bell Equipment, JCB and others. The remaining external commercial stands incorporate a mix of displays including a consequential presence of light and heavy duty vehicles and a spectacular exhibit by the SANDF. The nine halls of the Showgrounds measuring close to

EACH year, the South African Association of Talent Modelling and Entertainment (SAATME) holds a national competition for all keen performers who are passionate in the files of dancing, acting, singing, modelling (including Miss Teen SA) or playing an instrument.

This is the only competition in the country that opens doors to huge opportunities worldwide. The KZN team recently participated in the South African Championships of Performing Arts and went on to win several gold medals in vocal, acting, dance and instrumental. Out of 33 KZN team members, 27 won medals and 20 made the SA

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goal. There are many that died to have the right to vote and we should honour them by cherishing this right.” When Busana speaks, he does so with the calm, measured assurance of someone who has had several decades to grow comfortable in his own skin. “Growing up, many people in my community complained about not having the money to progress in life, and this all boils down to not having a job.” He said that by casting his vote he voted for a party that can provide for its people and not make empty promises. “The government needs to realise that without the people of this country, they would not be in power, so they need to keep us happy.” Busana said he is excited about the win of the African National Congress as there will be change in his community. “I believe that there will be drastic change after these elections and I am confident that the ruling party will live up to its promises.” The 18-year-old’s goals for his future

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First time voter Malusi Busana

are to study law and be able to provide a service to his community. “2014 is the year for change. Let us start by making our voices heard. Freedom does not mean everything should come easy, we need to work to achieve our goals. Lose the apathy and work towards a free and happy society,” he said.


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WHAT’S ON 23 May HILLCREST Conservancy will be hosting an invasive alien plant aware-

Welcome to Neil Ellis Mindful that no single vineyard can satisfy the needs of all grape varieties, Neil Ellis set out to identify distinct terroir in which individual varieties will excel. He placed the emphasis not only on the environment but also on caring viticultural practises by a dedicated team of growers which extends through to the winemaking practises. The journey of Neil Ellis Wines is not only of Neil Ellis anymore, but a team of young, dedicated winemakers harnessed in their pursuit of quality winemaking. After four decades of making wine, the next stage of the journey has begun with Neil's son, Warren, sharing responsibilities as winemaker and viticulturist.

ness course on Friday 23 May at the Springside Nature Reserve from 8am to 10:30am. For further information and bookings, please contact George Victor on 073 901 3902. 29 May THE Kloof Conservancy will be hosting the ‘Back to Nature Butterfly Day’ on Saturday 29 March at the Interpretative CentreinKrantzkloofNatureReserve, 10am.For more information, log on to www.kloofconservancy.org.za.

Weekly LIVE music at Meercats, 12 Forest Hills Road, Waterfall every Friday night from 7.30pm. Lance Goldman plays every Sunday from 12.30pm – Sunday roasts and a la carte menu available. Contact Jill Schoeman on 031 776 3872 or 079 878 8051. Weekly THE Hillcrest Floral Art Club will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church from 9am. Visitors welcome.

Honouring our magic mums

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OTHER'S were treated to a day of pampering and celebration at Highbury Primary in Hillcrest on Sunday, in honour of Mother’s Day. Pupils showered mums with love, gifts, and treats.

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NEIL ELLIS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 Medium red, purple in colour with high-toned blackcurrant, violet and cedar aromas and touches of mint, so typical of a Jonkershoek wine. The rich, ripe opulent but youthful palate has plummy fruit, a background of new oak and fine tannins. This is a multi-faceted wine that needs time to mature.

Tristan Visser, Christopher Henfrey, Luntu Ncube, Tito Mhlongo, Joe Verbaan, Dale Jackson.

NEIL ELLIS SHIRAZ 2010 ELGIN Red purple colour. Pure blackberry fruit with underlying whitepepper,liquoricearomas and hints of violets. Elegant but concentrated palate with underlying cedar spice and a finely balanced tannin structure.

Nicolette and Tristan Visse.

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Nicci and Chad Le Roux.

Phillipa and Joe Verbaan.

St Mary’s young guns KALISHA NAICKER

Kalisha.Naicker@media24.com ST MARY’S DSG held theirprimary and senior primary inter-house cross country event recently. Every Grade took part and every

girl received a point for participating with the top 10 receiving addition points for their school house. In the junior primary, Baines came first, followed by Bishops and Butchers while in the senior primary, Bishops took first place followed by Butchers and then Baines. Seen after their 2km race are grade sixes Erin Stone, Eden Kassner, CoreyRachel Ward and Holly Slater


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UMNUZ Eugene Jackson ofake izibuko kwabahlezi namalungu ekomidi le-Durban African Communities.

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KUKHO nokuncane ukungabaza ukuthi amadlozi e-African National Congress (ANC) ayamamatheka lapho ekhona uma ebuka imiphumela yokhetho lapho leli qembu elasungulelwa ukukhulula abomdabu emaketangeni obugqila, lidle khona umhlanganiso. Kuthiwa iqiniso liyaphilisa. Abaphikisana nalo, abehlukene nomuntu ozama ukumisa amagagasi olwandle. Nanxa kungelula ukuvumelana noMengameli we-ANC, uMnuz Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, uMsholozi, uma ethi i-ANC iyobusa iNingizimu Afrika kuze kubuye iNkosi uJesu Kristu ngoba akekho owaziyo ukuthi iyobuya nini, cishe kungabi lukhuni ukumkholwa uma ethi isazoqhubeka nokubusa leli kuze kuphele iminyaka eyi100 kusuka manje. Lokhu ngeke kwenziwe ukuthi iANC ingcono kunamanye amaqembu ezombusazwe. Iqiniso ukuthi iyiqembu lezepolitiki njengamanye. Akuthina futhi esizosho ukuthi yiliphi iqembu lezepolitiki elingcono kunelinye. Kepha abantu abazosho ukuthi yiliphi iqembu elingcono kunamanye, nabafuna ukuholwa yilona, ngabavoti uqobo lwabo. Abavoti bazolekelelwa ngamaqembu aphikisayo ngokuthi esikhundleni sokutshela abavoti ukuthi azobenzelani ukuthuthukisa izimpilo zabo, alibale ukuchitha isikhathi ngokugxeka

iqembu elibusayo. Insizwa eyisoka uma ishela intombi, ayifiki entombini ichithe sonke isikhathi sayo ikhuluma kabi ngembangi ngoba imane izibangele isidina entombini. Kuvamile-ke ukuthi intombi igcine iqome imbangi. Sengathi amaqembu aphikisayo uma efuna ukuphumelela okhethweni eminyakeni eyi-100 ezayo, angayeka ukuchitha isikhathi ngokunaka amaphutha eqembu elibusayo kodwa enze okungcono. Kambe ukhona yini umuntu ongenawo amaphutha? Siyalibongela iqembu elidle umhlanganiso. I-ANC idla umhlanganiso nje, ngeSontoelizayoumhlaka-25kuNhlaba (May) lapha eThekwini kuzoba nomcimbi omkhulu wokwethula i-Africa Day. I-Africa Day, ngokusho kukaMnuz Eugene Jackson ongusomabhizinisi eThekwini eyokukhuthaza bonke abantu base-Afrika ukuthi bazigqaje ngobu-Afrika babo. Lo mcimbi akuwona nje owabantu baseNingizimu Afrika kuphela, kodwa owabo bonke abantu base-Afrika, njengoba kulonyaka kugujwa iminyaka engama-50 kwasungulwa i-African Union, neminyaka engama-20 iNingizimu yakhululeka. Lokhu kuzosiza ekuqedeni umkhuba wokucwasa abokufika kuleli kodwa bebe bengama-Afrika. Kuzokhumbuleka ukuthi le-ANC

elokhu iwine njalo okhethweni kusukela ngo-1994, ibihlala emazweni ehlukene ase-Afrika ngesikhathi isekudingisweni. Ngakhoke akwemukeleki futhi kuba buhlungu ngandlelathile uma abokuhamba sebecwaswa kuleli. Yingakho sithi lesi sinyathelo sikaMnuz Jackson nozakwabo ekomidini leDurban African Communities, sidinga ukushayelwa ihlombe. Nge-Africa Day kuzogqugquzelwa ukuthi kugqokwe izingubo zabomdabu, ukudla kwesintu, kwenziwe nemidlalo yomdabu kuhlangene nomculo. Bonke abasemazweni angama-20 ase-Afrika abakuleli bazophakamisa amafulegi asemazweni abo bamashe besuka eRoyal Hotel ku-Anton Lembede Street (Smith Street) baye eChurch Square enkabeni yedolobha laseThekwini. Imicimbi enjengalena idinga ukwesekwa yiwo wonke umuntu waseThekwiniohambisananombonokaMasipala waseThekwini wokuthi ngo2030 leli dolobha kube yilona elihamba phambili kunawo wonke ase-Afrika, elihalelwa yiwo wonke othanda ukuhlalisana kahle kuma-Afrika wonke. Ngakhoke bafowetu nodadewethu sithi: “Asihlanganeni maAfrika, singacwasani.” Imininingwane ngalomcimbi itholakala kuNkk Yaa Ashantewaa, Archer-Ngidi nakuNkk Phumzile Langa enombolweni ethi: 078 585 3504.

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COWS to host race for cancer JOIN the ‘cow herd’ and support the Compendium and St Mary’s mountain bike race on Sunday, 25 May. Spend the day in the sun, cycling in beautiful surroundings of the Shongweni Polo Club. This is a family event with race distances to suit the young and old, fit and not-so-fit. The local “cow herd” are “all hooves on deck” to assist the youngsters as they race around the 5km and 10km distances. The day promises to cater for the whole family. The family route will encourage young cyclists to experience easy water crossings, negotiate single tracks in the sugar cane, all the while ably assisted by the “cows”, decked out in their signature cow suits - who can even help out with puncture repairs. The herd will be present on the day playing the role of Marshalls and will be positioned on route, ensuring the safety and well-being of all entrants. Offering four superb races (45km, 20km, 10km and 5km), there will be entertainment for both adults and children and a mini market. CHOC(The Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa) will be receiving a portion of the funds raised from the 5km and 10km family races to support the little heroes fighting cancer.

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Lynne Macrae and Jaime Curtis are encouraging readers to enter the Compendium and St Mary’s mountain bike race on Sunday, 25 May CHOC encourages family and friends, cyclists and non-cyclists to take part. Enter online at www.ROAG.co.za. Please mail Brenda Moon at brenda@visiontrading.co.za if you have any queries.

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PPER Highway’s canoe sprint sweetheart Bridgitte Hartley narrowly missed out on a hopeful top five position at the opening round of the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Milan over the weekend. But the London Olympics bronze medallist was still pleased with her opening performance in the women’s K1 500m A final on Saturday 3 May. Having had a disastrous start to the 2013 season when she contracted chicken pox, the Natal Canoe Club star also had a tricky start to the 2014 season although thankfully it didn’t involve sickness, just a patch of typically unpredictable European weather in the build-up to the opening event in Milan. “My aim was a top five but my first two weeks in Europedidnotgoquiteasplannedwiththeweather being terrible!” Hartley said. “Not having many training partners also made it quite difficult as I then wasn’t able to sharpen my speed in training as I’d hoped. “The race was, however, very close, with less than two seconds separating second from sixth, so I guess I’m pretty happy!” Having finished just 1.720 seconds behind the winner, LisaCarrington of NewZealand, itisevident that Hartley is right up with the best in the world in terms of her fitness and pre-season preparations. “The international K1 woman's field is extremely strong at the moment and I like to think I have a good, strong base to work off. “I wasn’t far off the medallists in this first race of the season so that is something that I am really happy about,” said a satisfied Hartley. Being one of the only South African paddlers that is consistently on the sprint world cup circuit, it is often difficult for Hartley being away from home for such a long period of time and not

South African Canoe Sprint Olympic bronze medallist, Bridgitte Hartley. having the same support that many of her international rivals enjoy. She said that having her boyfriend, four-time Dusi Canoe Marathon winner Andy Birkett, with her gave her a sense of comfort. “It was great having hillcrest Andy over to help as it’s so lonely and very stressful trying to get results afGet your local news ter races, to see semi-fionline nal start times, lane draws and the like. “I still have lots of training and racing to do before this year’s world champs though, so I’m really pleased with this past weekend’s solid www.hillcrestfever.co.za start to the season.”

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Prizes: Cash prizes, book hampers, stationery hampers, bursaries and goodie bags for the top spellers, schools and teachers! To enter: Complete the entry form found in this local newspaper and fax it to us at 0865344256, or email it to kznspellingbee@media24.com OR Send us the below information via email, kznspellingbee@media24.com OR fax, 0865344256. * School name, school address, English teacher’s name and contact details, registration number of your school, district of your school * Full names of your two spellers * Both spellers’ ID numbers OR copy of birth certificate * Entries are limited per regional event * Get your entries in early to ensure your spot at the 2014 Durban Central Spelling Bee * Entries close on 13 June 2014

ENTRY FORM Please fill in all the following sections and send it to us via email, kznspellingbee@media24.com, OR fax it to 0865344256.

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ORN to run…the fact that Grant Cummings feels this way is no surprise when considering that one of his earliest memories, at the age of only three-yearsold, is of him running short distances with his grandfather, a multiple provincial champion and record holder over the three and six mile distances. Cummings began running, competitively, at the age of five, and has continued ever since. Some 37 years later, he has represented KZN regularly at both South African and South African universities championships, and has personal best times of 30 minutes and 40 seconds for 10kms and 69:01 for the half-marathon (21.1kms) distance. He has also won a silver medal on the only occasion that he ran the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in Cape Town. “Running has always been an important part of my life,’’ says Cummings. “It is not just because of the sense of achievement that comes with succeeding competitively, but also because of its obvious health benefits and the opportunity that it has given me to meet so many wonderful people from all walks of life along the way.” After having taken a few years off from running because of increasing work and family commitments, it was his wife’s fundraising for charities and the fact that he had never run Comrades that made Cummings re-evaluate why he ran in the first place. It resulted in him dusting off his running shoes and getting back out on the road to train not just for himself, but in order to raise awareness of and much needed funds for charity. The focus now shifted from running competitively to running simply for the fun of it, and in order to benefit those far less fortunate than most of us. Cummings’ first Comrades fund-raising campaign in 2009 saw him raise R60 000 for The Sunflower Fund and finish the race in a very respectable time of 7 hrs 31mins. The “bug” had now firmly bitten and he was back in 2010 and 2011 to run silver medals in Comrades on both the “Up” and “Down” runs, respectively, and raise a further R120 000 for charity. His personal Comrades goals having been achieved, Cummings shifted his focus for the 2012 Comrades to “enjoying the spirit” of what has become known as “the Ultimate Human Race”, and accompanying his wife on her maiden Comrades voyage. An amazing memory was created and this was made that much more special by the R67 000 that was raised by Cummings for the Jes Foord Foundation and for the St Mary’s Foundation Trust during this campaign. For the 2014 edition of the race, he says that he noticed people’s generosity when he ran for causes ranging from life threatening blood disorders to those affected by rape, despite the fact that these issues do not necessarily affect everyone. However, support for the aged, which ultimately affects all of us, is

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Grant Cummings in his club colours.

often neglected. “We all have parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents, who have contributed meaningfully to our lives and to society. “ The Issy Geshen Lamont Home for the aged, which is based in Lamontville, south of Durban, has been doing amazing work for the elderly for the past 54 years. Many of these people come from a background of abuse and neglect, and the Home gives them an opportunity to grow old gracefully and with dignity. “Cuts in funding mean that they now have to rely on private contributions to survive, and I appeal to each and every person out there, to give generously to this fundraising campaign.” Those interested in making a donation towards this worthy cause could either sponsor Cummings for his Comrades run, per kilometre, 89kms in all, or donate a set amount. For more information on the Home phone 031 469 0247 or visit issygeshen.co.za or facebook/Issy Geshen Lamont Home For TheAged.

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