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tionals. A case of theft was opened by the police,” he said. Ncalane said the men wore safety jackets to create the impression they were road workers. “A similar case was reported in Verulam last month, which indicates a growing trend of this type of crime, which is causing the loss of millions of rands worth of public property.” Ncalane said the eight-ton truck they were using did not have number plates, but a temporary licence paper usually given to newly acquired vehicles. He added that the police investigatingofficerwashandlingthecase and that a court date for the suspects’ appearance had not yet been set.

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>> Suspects held for road guard rails theft EIGHTEEN suspects were arrested for theft of road guard rails in Hillcrest on Friday night (30 May). SpokespersonKwaneleNcalane said they were arrested on Shongweni Road off the N3 and M13. “Thearrestcameasgovernment intensifies its clamp down on crime, fraud and corruption generally, but specifically to eliminate factors contributing to road deaths,” he said. He said a department’s area foreman caught the men in the act at about 9pm, and alerted the Durban regional head. “Hillcrest police and the department’s Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) members were immediately called to arrest the suspects, three South Africans and 15 foreign na-

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Mark Easton, a search­and­rescue volunteer, joins former Springbok cap­ tain Gary Teichmann to inspect one of the auctioned items at the Res­ cuetech fundraiser at Greyville.

DURBAN’S embattled volunteer rescue unit was itself rescued at the weekend for at least another year of life­saving opera­ tions as the city’s rugby, horse racing and aviation communities came together in support. At a breakfast featuring rugby greats Gary Teichmann, John Allan and Spring­ bokselectorIanMcIntosh—overR80 000 was raised for Rescuetech, whose total bank balance recently dropped below R3 000. The 10 volunteer members of the unit — including business people who are qualified as paramedics and technical rope climbers — have performed 34 res­ cues and recoveries in the past two years. In addition to rare rugby memorabilia, pilot instruction and luxury game lodge accommodation, the co­ownership of a two­year­old racehorse, Travilla, was auc­ tioned at the event at Greyville race course. Addressing a crowd of 130, Teichmann described the unit’s exploits as “amazing”. An emotional Jon Sargood, chairper­ son of Rescuetech, said: “I am just over­ whelmed at the generosity we’ve seen — this event alone means we will be fully op­ erational for at least a year or two. Please know we will be there for you.”


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>> “I’ve grown vegetables wherever I have lived — on balconies or wherever there was a bit of ground.” STEPHEN COAN

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GAGGLE of guinea fowl tumble down a bank, blesbok and impala graze the sloping hillside while down in the dam Egyptian geese are jousting. An autumn day on a farm near Assagay, adjacent to the Madwala Nature Reserve in the Shongweni Valley. This idyllic setting is the home of Go ’n Grow, an allotment garden project forcitydwellerswithfrustratedgreen fingers started by Steve Haskins. “I live in a flat in the La Lucia area, but I’ve always liked growing things. Plus I like cooking and I’m vegetarian,” says Haskins, an American who has been living in Durban since 1976 and runs a textile business. “I’ve grown vegetables wherever I have lived — on balconies or wherever there was a bit of ground. But monkeys are a big problem in town. They rip everything out.” Haskins began thinking about renting some land for himself but when a friend told him about Britain’s allotmentsystem—“therethemunicipality rents out spare land” — he came up with the idea of a growers’ club. Haskins’ personal motivation comes from concerns around environmental issues and the desire to

move towards a self-sustaining lifestyle. “Today there is an increasing emphasis on growing food at home,” he said. “Plus people are now more healthconsciousthaneverandeating is one of the most important parts of being healthy.” So Haskins began to look for some land. “I was after something that was pretty and park-like and close to Durban so it was not a schlep to get to.” He found a sympathetic and likeminded farmer in the Shongweni valley, rented some land, and Go ’n Grow was born just over a year ago and now has around a dozen GO 'N members. “We don’t GROW, AN want to fill a rugby stadium, just ALLOTMENT make it a selfsustainable GARDEN PROJECT club.” Plots are AIMED AT CITY rented on a monthly basis. DWELLERS >> One hundred square metres goes for R400 per month — R500 if split between two people — and 50 square metres PHOTO: STEPHEN COAN for R250, or R300 if shared. Steve Haskins, founder and co­ordinator of Go 'n Grow, an allotment garden “We supply tools and we water,” project aimed at city dwellers with frustrated green fingers

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said Haskins. “The size of plot you want depends on your time and enthusiasm,” said Haskins. “And what you grow is yours to do with as you please.” There members of Go ’n Grow range from a trainee nurse and an IT expert, to a retired accountant. Their plots sport healthy stands of broccoli, peas, carrots, beetroot, radish, spinach — “we can grow that all year round” — peppers and fava beans. Haskins is currently experimenting with tomatoes. “This is a bad area for blight and red tomatoes are particularly susceptible, but I’ve found that green zebra tomatoes, plum tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are doing better.” And monkeys? “They don’t like open areas and there are Crowned eagles around that take their young,” said Haskins. “And I occasionally fly a kite from apolethatimitatesaneagleasanadded deterrent. Our biggest problem is Egyptiangeeseastheycanflyin.They are very territorial and they defend their patch aggressively. So I’ve been defending my territory too. They got the message and have learnt to respect our boundaries,” said Haskins. • Check www.go-n-grow.co.za or call Steve 082 296 3692.

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RUCKdriverSaneleMay,held for the horror Pinetown accident that claimed the lives of 24 people, may not shoulder the blame alone when he stands trial. State prosecutor Alistair Walters said that others may be added to the indictment with the Swazi national ahead of his next appearance in the Durban high court in August. It is unclear whether or not truck owner Gregory Govender would be indicted. May was a no-show at court when the prison transport service had shuttled him to the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court where he had previously appeared. He arrived late, after his matter had been heard. May has been held without bail since the bloody accident when his

out-of-control truck careened through the Richmond Road intersection, laying waste to several cars and minibus taxis. Twenty-twopeoplewerekilledat thescene.Twodiedlaterinhospital. Senior state advocate Alistair Walters said that the state would consider adding more people to the indictment. “The state could add other accused to the indictment and representations will be made to the prosecutor,” he said before Judge Shyam Gyanda. MayhasbeenremandedinWestville Prison after his bail was denied on the basis of his immigration status. Peach Piche, who heads May’s support group, said that the adding ofotherstotheindictmentwascomforting. “I think he [May] is a bit frustrated that the case is dragging on but

Sixteen year sentence for Upper Highway rapist KALISHA NAICKER A 52-year-old Upper Highway Man, Gobizazi Mdlalose was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by the Pinetown Regional Court for rape, last week. According to provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane, the incident occurred on 20 November 2012. The victim who was 13-yearold at the time was on her way to the Embo area in Hillcrest when she was approached by the suspect. “On her arrival at Embo, the suspect forced the victim into the house where he raped her. She wasalsothreatenednottotellanyone about the incident,” he said.

“The case was opened at Hillcrest Police Station for further investigation. Pinetown Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit took over the docket thereafter. “Duringtheirinvestigation,the accused was arrested and charged for rape.” The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended Pinetown Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit members, for the tremendous investigation that led totheconvictionandsentencingof the accused. “The ruthless criminals who abuse vulnerable women do not have a place in our society,” she said.

he understands that it is to his benefit. New developments have been coming to light since his bail was denied, the charges were dropped from murder to culpable homicide and the report on the truck was made available. Now there is word of extra accused,” she said. “All we ever wanted was justice for him and families of the victims. We know someone needs to be held accountable and we need to be sure that the right amount of blame is apportioned,” she said. “We have never been on a witch hunt for the owner of the truck, the law just needs to take its course. It is more than just Sanele who is suffering,” Piche said. NPA spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson referred all queries to national spokesperson Nathi Mncube, who could not be reached despite repeated attempts to contact him.

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Awareness created KALISHA NAICKER HILLCREST and Kloof residents are urgedtoattendtheirlocalCommunity Police Forum (CPF) meetings. The CPF is the forum where issues can be raised directly with the local SAPS leadership who are present at the meetings. Hillcrest CPF meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 6pm at the Hillcrest Library hall, the next meeting will be on 25 June. The Kloof CPF meets on the sec­ ond Monday of every month at 6pm at the Kloof Junior Primary School, the next meeting will be on 9 June. Hillcrest CPF vice chairperson Monica Bruun said, “Crime levels are still high and we, as a community, need to work together as well as with the SAPS (South African Police Ser­ vice) to ensure that crime reduces fur­ ther in our community,” she said. Bruun said that this, in a nutshell,

iswhatCPFsdo. “Weareapartnership betweentheSAPSandresidentsofan area to rid their area of crime,” she said. Corne Broodryk, of the Kloof CPF, said that police cannot be patrolling everywhere at once, and the more eyes and ears that are in the commu­ nity the better the chance of reducing crime. Heurgedthecommunitytoattend meetings, and be informed about what is going on. Rick Crouch, councillor of Ward 10, added that the CPF is a vital part of any community. “People must report every crime no matter how trivial, this is how the SAPS decision makers allo­ cate manpower and vehicles to a SAPS station, if the reported crime rate is low they allocate less,” said Crouch. For more information on CPF meetings, contact councillor Crouch on 031 764 1178.

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A tale of tries and testosterone

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HAVING been born and bred in KwaZulu­ Natal, I am a natural Sharks fan, although I care about rugby only in as much as it al­ lows me to spend 80 minutes, with no fear of restraining orders, staring at oft­ beautiful men flinging themselves

around a field with wild abandon. The sport itself, with its intricate rules and lines, does little for me, and my lack of un­ derstanding of the game frustrates every male who has ever had the displeasure of accompanying me to a game. Despite this, I found myself among the black, white and blue herd of people arriv­ ing at Kings Park on Saturday afternoon to watch victory being stolen from the Sharks in a cruel last­second manoeuvre. We arrived in time to stock up on jug­ loads of beer before climbing to the ap­ proximate height of the lowest clouds to find our seats. In my limited experience of watching live rugby, there are a few stereotypes that you will see at every game. There are the flirty girls, who ignore the fact that winter has started to set in, and wear tiny tops

and tinier shorts while tossing their hair over their shoulders and inadvertently into my face. There are also those who have travelled from their hometown to support the opposition team. They stood out like rashers of bacon at a vegetarian feast with their blue regalia creating a stark contrast in the sea of black and white. Then there are those who take fan­ dom too far – the dedication of that Blue Bulls supporter with the ring through his nose will never be questioned. His sanity, however, is questioned every time his ringed visage appears on a TV screen out­ side of the greater Pretoria area. At every game, there will also be that one guy in your row who is loud, drunk, and every player’s self­appointed advisor. After the first half is played and the first two jugs of beer per supporter drunk,

Taking your local media beyond ‘lekker’ DESIREE ERASMUS I AM not a fan of the media. Rather, I am not a fan of what is increasingly known as the ‘mainstream media’ (MSM), which can be described as “those media disseminated via the largest distribution channels, which therefore represent what the majority of media consumers are likely to encounter. The term also denotes those mediagenerallyreflectiveoftheprevailing currents of thought, influence, or activity.” The emphasis in the last sentence is mine, and it is here that I find most ofmyfrustrationwiththeMSMcoming to the fore; not because they reflect the “prevailing currents of thought, influence, or activity”, but because MSM very often dictate these things instead of reflecting them. In other words, mainstream media very often tell us what we should be thinking and saying and what we should be doing, while local media have a tendency to reflect what we are thinking and saying and what we are doing. This is done irrespective of our thoughts or actions fitting into a politically correct world view which is largely driven by (drum-roll) the MSM.

It is for this reason that I believe local/community media to be a purer form of news dissemination than national or international MSM. This may also be one of the reasons that local news is one of the few growth sectors in print media. Localmediahavethebenefit of intimacy – meaning readers are able to quickly verify articles on issues that take place in their immediate surroundings. This means the ability to hold accountable the newspaper or a quoted source is easier than with national or international stories or journalists. Too, local media publish unique copy; stories that are not plastered all overtheInternet onanhourlybasisvia aggregation. For the uninformed, aggregation is the new black when it comes to expeditiously repackaging breaking news, or simply filling daily online copy quotas. Copy quotas are the most recent golden calf for media executives. Driving online traffic through regular copy uploading is intended to whet the appetite of potential online advertisers and thus supplement dwindling print advertising revenue. As for aggregation, it means we have access to the same story over

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many Internet sites, but the more disturbing factor is the potential for plagiarismandalesseningofaccountability. Who exactly do you call if you find an error in a story that has been aggregated and disseminated across 10 online titles? Mainstream media are battling – as their own projections, research and ubiquitous navel-gazing reveal. Cuts in advertising spending due to ‘the economy’ and loss of readership duetosocialmediahavehadaveryreal impact on shrinking news rooms and revenue. Despite this, there is also the issue ofcontentwhichneedstobeaddressed by our MSM friends. It is time they shift their gaze from their navels and try less superficial introspectionwhenitcomestowhatthey publish, which very often borders on liberal-leaning activism instead of reporting. The word ‘activism’ fits snugly with the word ‘agenda’, which the MSM would do well to remember, given that they are often accused of agendas and bias. Andtothinkthatreadersorviewers donotknowthedifferencebetweenactivism-journalism and the often banal world of reporting is, of course, just good old-fashioned hubris.

testosterone levels are running high both on the field and in the stands. On the field, yellow and red cards seem to be dishedout far more as spikes in testoster­ one lead to illegal tackles and active dis­ plays of aggression. In the stands, fans who know more about the game than the players and referee combined become more vocal than ever, screaming a blend of vulgarities and instructions in the gen­ eral direction of the field. They swing their plastic mugs in the air out of tune to the Mexican wave attempting to circumnavi­ gate the stadium while causing temporary deafness to all in the vicinity with their yells of “THAT WAS FORWARD”, “HIGH TACKLE”, and “DIDN’T YOU SEE THAT, REF?” The game ended with an excruciating loss for the Sharks as a result of Jaco Tau­

te’s kicking skills being superior, at least on that particular day, to those of Frans Steyn. Thereafter, hormone levels reached a crescendo, and the aggression was no longer geared exclusively towards the field. Cries of “I’m going to f&^% him up! I swear to (insert your deity of choice here) I’m going to moer him” filled my section of the stands as I climbed back down to earth. Whether this threat was levelled at a player, a Stormers supporter or the refe­ ree is anyone’s guess. As soon as the game ended, my phone came alive with an abundance of texts and tweets from my Capetonian friends who had gathered that I was, for once, watching a rugby game, only to see victory snatched from my team in one swift drop goal. To them, I say only this: We won’t be seeing any blue at this year’s Super 15 final.

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The true spirit of Comrades WHEN South Africans hear the word‘comrades’somethinkofJulius Malema referring to his ‘friends’ and the rest think of the ultimate endurance race. Referring to the Comrades Marathon, athletes from around the world gather to conquer the race. It is once again great to see the South African flag flying high as KwaZulu-Natal athlete Bongmusa Mthembu was the first male athlete home (see back page for more details). However, towards the end of the day, just before cut off, many gather in front of their television sets to witness the true spirit of Comrades. You will find athletes from around the world helping each other cross the finish line - even

LETTER Get to know your Ward councillor THE elections are over . I was one of those who jumped out of bed at 5.30am and joined a queue at 7.30am to cast my vote. I am 53­years­old and have voted many times in the past. I enjoy the process every time the opportunity comes along. I have to say in the six years I have lived in this area, I have seen a very ac­ tive community who continue to func­ tion despite the problems they have with the municipality or the govern­ ment. There are other communities who

though some of them can barely carry themselves across the finish line. They share hugs, tears and even words of encouragement as they try to complete the 90km run before the cut off time. While it brings self gratification, many athletes take on the race for different causes. The Fever had the privilege of interviewing South African athlete Zola Budd Pieterse a month ago as she launched a new athletics club in Durban. The athlete wore a yellow ribbon and dedicated the run to Pierre Korkie who is being held hostage in Yemen. Korkie was Pieterse’s coach and a dear friend, and with the family’s blessings, she dedicated her top ten finish and achievements to him. Many regard this as the true spirit of Comrades. We would like to congratulate all athletes who took on the gruelling challenge and the Upper Highwaycommunitywhotookthe streets to cheer on the runners as they made their way through the area. sit back and wait for the government and as you can see, some of them only come out of the cracks to cam­ paignandwillgoback into hibernation after elections. Very few people know the role of their ward councillor. They do not know how important it is to be a part of the voting process, so you can choose who governs your community. And by who, I mean the in­ dividual you choose. I have heard people constantly complaining about the African Nation­ al Congress and lack of service delivery. However, if a Democratic Alliance councillor is in charge of your area, then you are complaining about the wrong party. If you were not part of the voting process and didn’t take time to select a leader for your community and coun­ try, then you need to stop complaining. I encourage all to get to know their councillor. Hold them accounta­ ble. Moira Lindsay


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HEN The Muscle and Fitness Gym branch in Waterfall was approached early this year by volunteers of Namenyi Project Hope for sponsored memberships, they not only agreed to grant their request, but also offered to help achieve their charitable goals. Since 2001, the Namenyi Project Hope charity has been responding to theHIV/AIDSepidemicbysupporting AIDS victims. They organisation is also responsible for building dormitories for orphans, holding HIV seminars as well as distributing highly nutritious food and other donated items to over 200

Children from the Molweni Township receive some nutritional goodies sponsored by Muscle and Fitness Gym.

Celebrating International Day of the Child KALISHA NAICKER

Kalisha.Naicker@media24.com A UNIQUE series of sports days aimed at supporting orphaned and vulnerable chil­ drenacrosstheValleyofa1000Hillswillkick off at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) on 1 June for five days over the next two weeks. The sports activities aim to be a fun and accessible way for the young people to have a break from their daily problems and to learn key life­skills and coping strategies to help them with their daily challenges. These challenges include illnesses such as TB and HIV/AIDS, financial hardship, drug and alco­ hol addiction, and lack of access to basic housing and sanitation. One of the children benefitting from the sports days is 18­year­old Spha Mkhize from Mlambo. Mkhize has belonged to one of HACT's community­based child support groups for a year, having heard about it from a neighbour. His dream is to study and get a degree because none of his family has been to col­ lege. “Playing sports together helps us kids get to know each other and communicate. Ithelpsusdiscoverourtalents,andtakesour mind off our problems in a good way." said Mkhize “I was in grade 12 when I heard about HACT's child support groups. I wanted to passmygradesoIcouldcontinueinmystud­ ies. I also needed help with some challeng­ ing situations. Many of the young people here end up turning to drugs and alcohol to forget about their problems and get ad­

Children playing soccer in Mlambo at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust Sports Day and 18­year­old Spha Mkhize.

dicted. I didn't want this to happen to me. I am the future of my family.” The sports games and activities are run by volunteers from Zoe Life and Tear Fund, with support from HACT's child home­ based care workers who lead the weekly support groups attended by the children. The series is the newest addition to HACT's children's programme, which has worked with more than 400 children, aged four to 18 since its inception in August 2012. Sara Brown, HACT Children's pro­ gramme manager, said, "The sports days are a very exciting addition to our children’s programme. Our experience is that children whotakepartinsuchactivitiesoftendobet­ ter at school, and their mind­sets are more positivethanbeforetheirinvolvement.They are often happier, healthier, and engage more easily with others." "We wanted to launch this initiative to

mark In­ terna­ tional Day of the Child, which cel­ ebrates and hon­ ours chil­ dren. This aim is very much at the heart of our children’s programme as we seek to nurture, educate and bring joy to these chil­ dren.”

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vulnerable children in the Molweni Township. As of 2 June all five Muscle and Fitness gym branches in Durban will assist the organisation with their Molweni Township project. They will be collecting non-perishable food items, clothes and blankets for these children orphaned by HIV/ AIDS. Muscle and Fitness Gym Group is appealing to all current and soon-tobe members to donate items towards this drive. Well labelled and oversized boxes for these donations have been placed at the entrance of each gym. According to Michael Scannell, the club manager of Muscle and Fitness, thisisagreatopportunityfor thecommunitytogivebacktothoselessfortunate. “Theharshnessofwinterisareality for many. Let’s all change someone’s life and make this winter a warm one,” he said.


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sekukhona imibhikisho. Angikholwa uku­ thi kukhona owaziyo ukuthi umfo kaNdosi uphuza kumuphi umfula kwezombusazwe noma kwezepolitiki. Nami uma ngimbuza ukuthi ungakuphi kwezepolitiki umane athi: “Niyahlupha nina zintatheli ngoba umuntu unele abeke umbono noma abuze okuthile, bese niyantaza ngemiqondo yenu ethanda ukuqhatha, nimhlanganise neqembu elithile kanti umbono wumbono nje kuphelele lapho.” Uqhuba uthi: “Ngiyamthanda uMale­ ma, noma ngingesiyena umlandeli weqembu lakhe i­Economic Freedom Fighters (ECC), ngoba nabazama ukumzi­ ba bazogcina bemnakile. Sekwenzeka len­ to eyashiwo wuNkk Winnie Mandela ethi ‘abaziba uMalema’ badlala ngegeja kuzili­ we. Futhi uma zithathelwa phezulu lezi ziphakamiso zokuphucwa kwamalungu ePhalamende ama ‘medical aid’, azoma emigqeni emide yasezibhedlela nakwez­ inye izikhungo zezempilo zomphakathi njengathi, ingashesha intuthuko. Mh­

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4 June The South African Association of Retired Per­ sons (SAARP) – Hillcrest Branch will be hold­ ing a lunch on Wednesday, 4 June at 12pm at the Rob Roy Lifestyle Centre in Botha’s Hill. The meal will cost R65 per paid­up member with a cash bar operating. For information contact Gloria Humble, on 084 034 0942.

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WHAT’S ON 6 June Roseway Natural and Or­ ganic Market is holding a night market on Friday 6 June from 5pm to 7pm. There will be live music, good food, stalls and crafts for children. For more infor­ mation, contact Shelley on 083 679 1203.

Weekly LIVE music at Meercats, 12 Forest Hills Road, Waterfall every Friday night, from 7.30pm and 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 Angli­ can Church from 9am. Visitors welcome.

Thabile Gwala and Wendy Ralf.

This family­owned and run cellar is one of the most consistently awarded and loved boutique wine cellars in South Africa, verified when Nitida was named “Top Producer” at the 2009 Michelanglo International Wine Awards. In three years they made their first double­gold Sauvignon Blanc and are recognised as a benchmark Semillon producer.

Nitida 2013 Riesling Riesling is arguably the greatest white grape cultivar by virtue of the wine’s ability to age, as well as reflect the terroir in which the vines are grown. This wine has a sense of sweeter jasmine, rosemary and dried apricot which plays with fresh coriander and thyme. Wonderful with sticky Asian pork belly but demands charcuterie of parma ham, mortadella, chorizo, prosciutto.

Nicole Searle and Colleen Wilson.

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HE ‘Contemporary Parenting’ course, which comprises four modules, was held over four weeks at Makaranga Lodge in Kloof. Each session was three and a half hours long. The course is designed to focus on the parent and to empower them to bring about the changes that they would like to see in their family. The topics include: parenting with presence, parenting with and for emotional intelligence, understanding stress and your child’s brain and behaviours, and self-awareness.

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Nitida Coronata Integration 2012 This wine is the blending together of the two opposite styles of white wine; a seductive very, crisp Sauvignon blanc and the oxidative fuller, rounder barrel fermented Semillon. Meanderthroughalabyrinthofcrisp green apples, trampled gooseberry bush and star jasmine. A scent of herb and saffron spice underfoot and a sacred zest and honey almond centre.EvokesafantasyofEastcoast sole beurre blanc with a salad of freshly sprouted micro greens.

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IMPO Distributors staff members from left: Mbuyi Ndlela and Zama Xaba share some love with Zibambeleni resident Greyvine Memela.

Seniors get a sweet treat from local business KALISHA NAICKER STAFF from IMPO Distributors in the Upper Highway Area spent the morning spreading cheer to Zibambeleni Old Age Home residents, who are 80years-old and older, last Thursday. Zibambeleni is a non-profit old age home situated in Kwadabeka, KwaZuluNatal,andhasbeencaringforthe elderly for over 40 years.

IMPO’s staff choir treated the elderly to a selection of songs and each granny and grandpa received a Mother’s/Father’s Day gift pack filled with Jenam bath and body products. Jenam is an innovative, local brand of customised collections of bath and body products for men and women which is distributed and manufactured by IMPO Distributors. According to Jenny Mayo, manag-

ing director of IMPO Distributors, many folk in old age homes have the basic necessities, such as food, shelter and care but they lack the extras such as sweets and treats and certain toiletries. “What a privilege it is to be able to give these grannies and grandpas a gift, to show them some love and to bring a little joy into their lives,” added Mayo.


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Spoil Dad this Father’s Day...

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Another SA winner

KwaZulu­Natal athlete completes impressive Comrades sequence with victory

Comrades Marathon 2014 winner Bongmusa Mthembu crosses the finish line.

DAVID KNOWLES SOUTH Africa has restored its dominance in the Comrades Marathon as far as the men’s race is concerned, as the current up and down run champions are born and bred South Africans. This after Pietermaritzburg athlete Bongmusa Mthembu (30) surged to victory in Sunday’s 89th edition of the race, breasting the tape in 5:28:34, following the feat of Nedbank team-mate Claude Moshiywa who produced the goods for South Africa last year. He finished ahead of defending down-run champion Ludwick Mamabolo (5:33:14) and Gift Kelehe (5:34:39). Mthembu’s win completed a remarkable sequence that saw him finish third in 2010, second in 2012 and finally gain the winner’s laurels this time around. However, the upset of the day was in the women’s race, where the dominance of Russia’s Nurgalieva twins, Elena and Olesya, was broken on Berea Road when Eleanor Greenwood from Scotland (but living in Canada) avenged her 2012 second place to Elena with a powerful win in 6:18:15. She passed Elena on the downhill from Tollgate Bridge running like an express train, a popular winner who was strong at the finish, waving to the crowd and lapping up the moment. The twins collapsed once they had crossed the line and were stretchered to the first aid tent, exhaustion and the sheer effort of trying to stay ahead having the final say. Mthembu, always in contention, took the lead from Rufus Photo at the bottom of Cowies Hill and never looked back, running steadily and strongly to maintain his advantage and leavingthosebehindhimwithworktodoifthey were to have a say in who breasted the tape. Earlierintherace,ZimbabweanCharlesSoza was first through halfway at Drummond in 2:36:25, with perennial front runner Gert Thys closebehindin2:36:48.ColinParura(2:41:54), Mike Fokoroni (2:42:26) and Marko Mambo (2:42:27) completed the top five and, a few hours later at the finish, none of the top 10 men through Drummond were in the frame. Mthembu was 15th (2:46:22) there, with Mamabolo on his shoulder. Thys, who is renowned for running like a

hare at the front of proceedings, soon began to falter, stopping to change running shoes and beginning to walk. It was over as a race for him just before descending Field’s Hill as he stopped,satonanarmcobarrier,tookoffashoe and faded out of the picture. Mambo, who had looked strong and smooth at Hillcrest and Kloof, grabbing the lead at one stage, was struck down by severe cramp as he started down Field’s Hill, the last image of him being one of an athlete writhing in agony on the road as physio personnel attended to him. Mthembu had timed his move to perfection as he had broken away from the pack and started building a gap big enough to ensure that he was never going to be in doubt as this year’s winner. His Nedbank Running Club team manager Nick Bester said at Westville that Mthembu would never be caught and his gap of 4:41 at the finish over Mamabolo confirmed his steady rhythm. Kelehe started to chase coming down Cowies toward Westville, but was soon caught by the steady Muzhingi and a flying Mamabolo who had tapped into his reserves and was moving through the field. He caught Kelehe and Muzingi just before the nasty climb up to 45th Cutting, but Mthembu was out of sight and had the smell of victory in his nostrils. Crossing the line unnoticed in 11th and the first recipient of the Wally Hayward medal for breaking six hours was 22-year-old Russian Vasily Larkin (5:41:00), a prospect worth watching in future years. With 13 runners getting the Hayward medal — one of the hardest to get in the race — it gave an indication of the quality of this year’s field. South Africa’s first woman home was Caroline Wostmann (6:51:43), sixth overall, but the biggest cheer of the day was for Zola Budd Pieterse, the 48-year-old legend claiming gold in finishing seventh in 6:55:55. Russian Irina Antropova (6:34:08) was fourth and Briton Jo Meek finished with a burst to claim fifth in 6:47:02. Through the afternoon the runners streamed in, raised arms, hugs and kissing the grass an indication of how cherished that Comrades medal really is. Another challenge had been conquered, another notch added to the stick and most importantly, the seed to return next year had been firmly sown.

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