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Council ‘approves’ nuclear power plant MONIQUE VERMEULEN IS this the start of a national disaster or the end of unemployment and poverty in the Kouga region? This is the question residents of the Kouga are struggling with after the majority of the Kouga Council made it clear that they are in favour of the proposed nuclear plant at Thyspunt. This decision comes despite the furour the planned nuclear plant has caused in the local communities. The general feeling among community members are that they cannot just sit back and accept that a nuclear power plant will be constructed right on their doorstep. According to municipal spokesperson, Laura-Leigh Randal, the majority of the Kouga Council supports the proposal that a nuclear power plant be built at Thyspunt, but further public consultation must be undertaken before an official commitment is made. “That was the outcome of a lively

debate about the potential pros and cons of the proposed Thyspunt development at a Council meeting on Monday,” said Randall. “The debate centred around an item recommending that the Kouga Council approved in principle the development of the proposed nuclear power plant at Thyspunt.” Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat said Eskom had asked for the Council to make an “in principle” decision so that it could start putting in place the working structures that would be required should National Government give the go-ahead for the Thyspunt development. The mayor emphasised that no final plans were in place yet since the Environmental Impact Assessment was still being finalised and a Record of Decision (ROD) was expected next year only. He said the majority of the 26 councillors present at the discussions on Monday were in favour of approving the development in principle based

on economic considerations. “Their view was that the potential economic spin-offs of the development, both directly and indirectly, would serve as a much-needed lifeline for Kouga’s people. Residents are battling financially and Council cannot stand in the way of a project that could give our economy the boost it needs,” he explained. He said that despite this majority view, Council resolved that a final decision would only be made after further public consultation. “The development is a highly emotive issue. That is why it is important that our final decision should reflect the will of the people and not that of individual councillors. Consequently, we resolved that a public participation process must be undertaken before a final commitment is made,” he said The mayor said those who had voted against the recommendation (the final vote was 14 - 13) - “that the development of the proposed Nuclear-1 project of Eskom at the Thyspunt site

be approved in principle subject to public participation meetings” – were mainly concerned that they were not well enough informed to make a final decision.. “I would like to urge councillors to do their homework thoroughly and to consult their communities extensively before Council meets to make

a final decision. “This decision might prove to be one of the most important resolutions this Council will make. Let us ensure we make a decision that is in the best interest of our community as a whole.” .To comment register on our website www.kougaexpress.co.za. Also see our opinion poll.

Housing lists on display at halls RESIDENTS who registered for RDP houses in three new projects at Kruisfontein, Ocean View and Pellsrus will know this week if they have made it to the next step of the housing application process. The Department of Human Settlements last week released the list of applicants who passed the prescreening process for the 2 500 houses to be built at Kruisfontein, 1 500 at Ocean View and 220 at Pellsrus next year. These lists are on display at the Kruisfontein and Pellsrus Commu-

nity Halls. Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat said the municipality’s Human Settlements section would be holding meetings with applicants whose prescreening was successful from November 2 to 17. The schedule of meetings are also be on display at the Pellsrus and Kruisfontein Community Halls. The Human Settlements offices will close on 12pm on these days. “The purpose of the meetings is to confirm that applicants’ status have

not changed since they registered on the needs database because this could affect their final applications for a housing subsidy,” he explained. “The meetings will also be used to establish project steering committees for each of the areas. Each committee will consist of six of the prescreened applicants, three municipal staff members and two provincial Human Settlements staffers.” He said the target was to finalise the beneficiary list by March 30, 2012.

The winner of the Kouga Express Pet­Look­Alike competition is none other than the soul of Jeffreys Bay and the town’s last true hippie, Bruce Gold (64) and his dog, Scooter Girl. Photo: SUPPLIED


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Nuwe laerskool op St. Francisbaai nader en veiliger MONIQUE VERMEULEN ST. Francisbaai gaan in die nuwe jaar met ’n splinternuwe laerskool spog, terwyl Hankey Primêr sy vere regskud vir ’n nuwe voorkoms. Konstruksiewerk aan ’n nuwe laerskool, wat die toekomstige tuiste van Sea Vista Primêr sal wees, gaan vroeg in 2012 op die hoek van Tarragonalaan en St Francisrylaan waar twee erwe vir die doeleinde gekonsolideer is, begin. “Sea Vista Primêr is tans op privaat grond langs die R332 geleë. Die grond behoort aan St Francis Links en hulle wil dit graag ontwikkel. Dit is die vernaamste rede waarom dit ’n saak van dringendheid geword het dat ’n nuwe skool vir dié leerders gebou word,” het munisipale woordvoerder, Laura-Leigh Randall gesê.

“Die tender vir die bou van die skool is reeds uit. Die belangrikste werk sal vroeg volgende jaar begin, maar dit is ons doel om die omheining teen die einde van die jaar reeds klaar te hê.” Die nuwe skoolgebou sal bestaan uit twee graad R-klaskamers met hul eie toilette en speelgrond, 14 klaskamers met kantore vir die hoof van die verskillende departemente, ’n administrasie gebou, ’n multi-media/ rekenaarkamer, ablusie fasiliteite, ’n eetsaal, ’n sekuriteit waghuis, ’n geplaveide vergadering area, sportvelde, omheining en ’n moontlike veeldoelige saal geborg deur St Francis Links Golf Estate. Personeel, kinders en ouers is baie opgewonde oor die verwikkeling en kan nie wag om die nuwe skool te betrek nie. Volgens hulle gaan die skool in St. Francisbaai nie net meer gerieflik, modern en ruimer wees as die huidige skool nie, maar dit is ook baie nader aan die huise van die

kinders en hoef hulle nie meer oor die hoofpad te loop om by die skool te kom nie. Die nuwe jaar beteken ook nuwe en groot veranderings vir Hankey Primêr, wat dié skool van ’n lelike eendjie in ’n mooi swaan sal sien ontluik. Werk sluit hoofsaaklik opknappings- en veranderingswerk in, sowel as die konstruksie van ’n aantal nuwe geboue. Leerders en onderwysers van die skool kan uitsien na ’n splinternuwe rekenaar/ wetenskap laboratorium blok, ’n veeldoelige saal, uitbreidings aan die administrasie-gebou, ’n graad-R blok en ’n sekuriteit waghuis. Klaskamers, die ablusie-fasiliteite, sportvelde en die omheining rondom die skool gaan alles opgegradeer word. Volgens Randall gaan die stormwater- en grond dreineringstelsels ook opgegradeer word, met die grootste deel van die ou stelsels wat heelte-

Twee voor ná 95 bevrore seekatte gevind is MARISKA SPOORMAKER ’n Restaurantbaas van Jeffreysbaai en sy bestuurder is Donderdagmiddag in hegtenis geneem nadat 95 bevrore seekatte en ’n perlemoen, waarvoor daar geen fakture was nie, op sy perseel gevind is. Gorgeo Sarmias (54) en Sonja Hoflen (47), onderskeidelik eienaar en bestuurder van The Greek Restaurant and Wine Bar in Beverlandstraat, het later in die landdroshof op Humansdorp verskyn. Albei is op borgtog van R1 000 elk vrygelaat, het ao. Marianette Olivier, polisiewoordvoerder, bevestig. Vir sulke oortredings kan die hof ’n boete van R2 miljoen oplê en/of tronkstraf van tot vyf jaar, het Dennis Mostert, hoofinspekteur verbonde aan die departement landbou, bosbou en visserye in Port Elizabeth, gesê. Volgens hom is die skulpvis in ’n roetine-inspeksie by die restaurant gevind.

“Die eienaar het verduidelik dat hy die seekat by bestaansvissers gekoop het en die perlemoen as aas vir hengeldoeleindes sou gebruik. Dit is onwettig om dié soort skulpvis sonder ’n faktuur of permit te besit of te bekom.” ’n Woedende Sarmias het gesê hy gaan die saak gewis verder voer. “Hulle het my in hegtenis kom neem asof ek die grootste misdadiger op die dorp is. Hulle was baie aggressief. “Ek besit een van die mees ikoniese restaurante in die Oos-Kaap. Die hele wêreld weet van my, ek sal mos nie so dom wees om enigiets onwettigs te doen nie. “Ek koop by die strandlopers (bestaansvissers) omdat ek hulle wil help om ’n bord kos op die tafel te sit. “Boonop het die departement seevisserye wel lisensies aan hulle uitgereik vir die insameling van seekat, mossels en oesters. Hulle het dit vir my gewys.” Oor die perlemoen in sy besit

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ANTOINETTE PIENAAR DIE verkoop en verspreiding van die uiters giftige insekdoder Aldicarb, wat deur inbrekers gebruik word om honde te vergiftig, sal binnekort heeltemal in SA verbied word.

Steve Galane, kommunikasiedirekteur van die departement van landbou, het gesê Bayer Agro Science het vrywillig besluit om alle verkope en die verspreiding van sy handelsmerk Temik teen Desember te staak. Volgens Galane wil die departement teen 31 Maart volgende jaar die registrasie van die middel kanselleer. Bayer is die enigste maatskappy wat Temik wettig in Suid-Afrika verkoop. Misdadigers kry vermoedelik hul Aldicarb, wat ook as TwoStep bekend staan, van gesteelde voorraad of generiese produkte wat onwettig die land inkom.

het hy gesê: “ ’n Strandloper het dit vir my gegee omdat dit die beste aas is vir mosselkrakers.” Mostert het gewaarsku teen die aankoop van visprodukte van mense of smouse op straat. “Wetgewing is baie streng hieroor en vervolgings is aan die orde van die dag.” Maar, het Sarmias weer gesê, “toe een van die plaaslike inspekteurs van visserye ’n ruk gelede by my kom koffie drink het, het ek juis vir hom gesê ek koop eerder by die strandlopers. Hoekom het hy nie toe vir my gesê dis onwettig nie?” Die saak kom op 21 November in die landdroshof op Humansdorp voor.

mal vervang sal word. “Verder gaan die verouderde waterpype en die skool se elekstriese toevoer opge-

knap word. Sloping sal ook moet plaasvind om die nuwe uitleg van die skool te fasiliteer.”

Sea Vista Primêr Departementshoof Mentoor Leander en graad eens Simamkele Makuzeni (links) en Sharonay Baadjies voor die huidige skoolgebou wat op privaat­ grond langs die R332 in St. Francisbaai geleë is. Foto: VERSKAF


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Sandriver: the other side of the bridge MONIQUE VERMEULEN “WHILE everyone was looking in awe at the river coming down with all its might and completely inundating the bridge and its approaches, I was fearing that I will not have a house to go back to.” The story of what happened on the other side of the bridge slowly unfolds as Frances Becker, who lives on the old bank of the Sandriver Bridge in St Francis Bay, still looks in disbelief over the metres of sand and piles of debris in front of her house, which once used to be a field of fynbos and lush greenery. According to Becker, approximately 80 000 cubic metres of sand came down the Sandriver in the first week of July this year, not only washing away the Sandriver Bridge, but also leaving total destruction in its wake as it passed only a few me-

tres in front of several houses in the area. “When the river came down it deposited between three to four foot of solid sand in a time frame of about two to three hours along the river bank, stretching nearly 200 metres in diameter. Now all that meets the eye are endless stretches of sand and pile upon pile of debris,” said Becker. “There used to be trees higher than myself on the open land in front of my house, but now the trees hardly reach up to my waist. The four feet high bridge that used to form a walkway over a small stream in front of the house, are also level with the sand. “Furthermore, we have suffered a total loss of privacy. We used to be totally tucked away, but now are more visible. People coming to the area, never used to walk on the grass, but with all the sand that makes our property look like a part of the beach, they do not care at all. When you ap-

proach them and tell them they are trespassing on private property, they get extremely rude and obnoxious. It got so out of hand that I was forced to put up a fence at our border.”

But all of this seems minor in comparison to the one thing she fears the most. “With the flood the river has been taken of its natural course and are now running right in front of our

house. At the moment it is only a trickle, but when it comes down it roars and has a huge temper. I do not even want to think what will happen if the river has to come down again,” said Becker.

When the river came down it deposited between three to four foot of solid sand along the river bank.

Pile upon pile of debris were left behind. Becker was forced to put up a fence at her property’s border to keep trespassers out. Photos: Monique Vermeulen

With the recent flood the Sandriver has been taken of its natural course and is now running right in front of Becker’s house.

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Before the flood in July the piece of land in front of the Becker’s house used to be a field of fynbos and lush greenery.

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Dolfynstrand hys blou vlag MONIQUE VERMEULEN NET in tyd vir die feesseisoen wat alreeds sy voelers begin uitsteek. Dolfynstrand in Jeffreysbaai, wat verlede jaar sy gesogte blouvlagstatus verloor het, mag nou weer met trots die gesogte blou vlag op die hoofstrand hys. Dit was so hittete of Dolfynstrand was weereens sy blouvlagstatus kwyt weens die riool wat op ’n gereelde basis op die strand uitgeloop het. Maar die Kouga Munisipaliteit het dié probleem darem betyds in die kiem gesmoor. Volgens munisipale woordvoerder, Mfundo Sobele, is die herinstelling van die strand se blouvlagstatus te danke aan al die verskillende departemente wat saamgewerk het om te verseker dat die water skoon is en skoon bly. “Jeffreysbaai is ’n gewilde toeriste-bestemming vir beide nasionale en internasionale toeriste. Die blouvlag-status plaas ons weer stewig op die landkaart van toeris-

me wêreldwyd. Ons sien uit daarna om te sien hoe toeriste na ons pragtige dorp stroom en sodoende die ekonomie ook ’n welkome hupstoot gee,” het Sobele gesê. Morgan Griffiths, blouvlag-inspekteur vir Wessa, het sy hoed gelig vir die Kouga-munisipaliteit. “Hulle het behoorlik ingespring om die rioolpompstasies aan die strandfront op te gradeer. Ons is nou tevrede dat toekomstige rioolstortings van die Dolfynstrand weggehou sal kan word.” Daar wapper al nagenoeg 4 000 blou vlae op verskillende strande van die 42 deelnemende lande in die internasionale Blouvlag-program. Internasionaal is blouvlagstrande ’n baie sterk toerismemagneet omdat dit die onbetwisbare waarborg van gehalte ten opsigte van watergehalte, sekuriteit en omgewingsbestuur is. Die Natuurlewevereniging van Suid-Afrika (Wessa) is die plaaslike waghond om seker te maak dat die land se blouvlagstrande aan internasionale standaarde voldoen.

HUMANSDORP CPF HOLDS SECURITY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN DIS ONS KROONVERJAARSDAG, SO KOM VIER SAAM MET ONS ‘N KONINKLIKE AFFÊRE

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The Humansdorp Community Policing Forum hold a Safety and Security Aware­ ness Campaign for all children up to 16 years by the Pitch next to the Country Club on October 26. In attendance were the SAPS, Traffic Department, Fire Brigade, Ambulance and Rescue, SMHART, ADT and G4S. On the day the safe­ ty and security departments demonstrated a crash assimilation to a total of 509 children and 38 adults. Afterwards all the safety and security personnel drove their vehicles through the suburbs, with sirens and emergency lights on. A big thank you goes out to Zak Speed for donating the wreck, as well as to Auto Towing for their assistance.


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Members of the Jeffreys Bay Police were honored for their excellent work during a Cluster meeting on October 26 in Humansdorp. Brigadier Neil Jantjies (left) of the Humansdorp Cluster congratulated the following members: Warrant Officer Johnny Hayward (right) who made three arrests within 24 hours on a house robbery and also found back all the stolen items; Detective Warrant Officer Eunice Potgieter (third left) was honored for the investiga­ tion of a rape case which occurred during 2008 in which the suspect received an effective sentence of 15 years imprisonment, as well as the investigation of a house robbery which occurred in 2008 in which the accused was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment; Consta­ ble Martin Bell (second left) was congratulated for making the most arrests and sending the most cases to court for the month of September 2011. Nect to Potgieter are Lt Col Malibongwe Ntsabo (Station Commander SAPS Jeffreys Bay), W/O Johnny Hayward and (back) Captain Rudy Kock (Commander Jeffreys Bay Detectives).

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MEMOIRS: THE MUSIC OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL Aaron Nel and Alistair Andrew will pay tribute to the music of Simon and Garfunkel at 6.30pm for 8pm on November 11 at Potter’s Place in Jeffreys Bay. Tickets cost R90 per person. To stand a chance to win tickets to the show SMS SIMON&GAR­ FUNKEL fol­ lowed by your name to 0 082 324 3888 before noon tomorrow. For more info, phone 0 042 293 2500.

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AT THE MOVIES: THE HELP

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives ­­ and a Mississippi town ­­ upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, is the first to open up ­­ to the dismay of her friends in the tight­knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life­long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories ­­ and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before every­ one in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly ­­ and unwillingly ­­ caught up in the changing times. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Skollie is die perfekte gids

Skollie ­ die nie­amptelike gids van Bo­Kloof in die Baviaanskloof. MONIQUE VERMEULEN HY ken elke klip, boom en stroompie op sy plaas en wanneer ’n voertuig sy neus by die plaashek indraai hardloop hy met ’n laggende mond en ’n sopnat tong na dié hek, want hier is nuwe besoekers vir wie hy sy pragtige kloof kan gaan wys. Jou voete raak skaars die grond óf Skollie - die nie-amptelike gids van Bo-Kloof in die Baviaanskloof - kom

druk sy koue neus teen jou hand en hardloop kort draaitjies na die naby geleë hek met die wit en blou mannetjie daarop, in die hoop dat jy hom sal volg. Want agter dié hek lê Skollie se onvergeetlike kloof. Na ’n paar minute wanneer jy met jou bagasie in die huis verdwyn, blaas hy tydelik die aftog en maak hom ewe tuis by die voordeur - gereed om op te spring en om jou sy koningkryk te gaan wys. Die ses-jarige Skollie is die werfhond van Quintis en Anina Bezui-

denhout, die eienaars van Bo-Kloof. Volgens Quintis is Skollie op die plaas gebore - sy ma is ’n opregte Australiese Kelpie en sy pa is van duistere afkoms - en het reeds van ’n vroeë ouderdom saam met hom en besoekers die Waterkoofstaproete op die plaas aangepak. “Later het Skollie die kloof so goed leer ken dat hy homself as die amptelike gids aangestel het, en hy neem sy ‘werk’ baie ernstig op,” vertel ’n laggende Quintis. Die volgende oggend word ons wakker met die geluid van kwetterende voëls en word begroet met ’n wolklose sonskyndag, ideaal om die Waterkloofstaproete te takel. Nog skaars is ons uit by die deur of Skollie hardloop al stertswaaiend na die hek. En toe die hek eers oop is, is daar geen keer aan Skollie se geesdrif nie - ons is nou in sy wêreld. Skollie is die perfekte gids. Hy hardloop kort entjies vooruit, spits sy ore vir die geringste geluid en snuf oral rond om seker te maak dat alles veilig is. As dié twee onfikse stadsjapies ’n bietjie te hard na hul asems hyg en die naaste rots soek om ’n bietjie te rus, wag hy geduldig. Dié maklike staproete van ongeveer 3 km is op in ’n ravyn van tot 80m diep wat water oor eeue heen uit

rots gekerf het. Op party plekke is die ravyn só nou dat jy met uitgestrekte arms aan die kante kan raak. Hoe dieper jy die ravyn instap, hoe nouer word dit. Jy spring van rots tot rots oor die talle stroompies water en verkyk jou aan die plantegroei wat oral uit die rotsskeure groei. As jy later na die plaashuis terugstap, is jy ’n nuwe mens met vrede in ou hart.

van ring ots p s r Jy tot le rots die tal oor ompies stro r en e wat yk jou r e v k die i. aan tegroe in plan ’s: Col Foto son Bas

Dié Waterkloofstaproete van ongeveer 3 km is op in ’n ravyn van tot 80m diep wat water oor eeue heen uit rots gekerf het.

Enter now for our Christmas Baby ENTER the Kouga Express & RRAD Photography Baby Competition and stand the chance to grace the front page of our last edition on December 22. The Kouga Express, in conjunction with RRAD Photography is looking for a baby to grace the front page of our last edition of the year. One winner will be chosen to grace the cover of our Christmas edition. Babies entered must be resident in the Kouga area. Entry is free. The Kouga Express & RRAD Photography Baby Competition is aimed at making the day even more special for

babies who are celebrating their first Christmas. This competition is therefore open to all babies who are younger than one year old on December 25. To enter, parents must send a recent colour jumbo-size photograph of their baby with their contact details, the area where they live, and the baby’s name and date of birth to 2 Corporate Park, 75 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay, 6330. Alternatively, e-mail the photo to kougaexp.@media 24.com. Entries must reach our office before 10am on Friday, November 25.Parents can enter any photo, taken by themselves or any professio-

nal photographer. Entry photos need not have a Christmas theme to them. The winner will be selected from the photographic entries by judges who will be representing the prizesponsor. Entry photos will be selected at the discretion of the Kouga Express editor, to be published in the run-up to the finals. Not all the entries will be published in the Kouga Express. Winners will have to be available between December 1 and 12 for the front-page shoot, which will be done by RRAD Photography. The winner will also win a photo shoot to the value of R1 900.

Meet one of our first entrants, Shaun Bosch (6 months) from St Francis Bay.

GLA & FOUNTAINS MALL TAKE HANDS WITH ITHEMBA

For the first time in their lives, the pre­schoolers from the Ithemba after school centre in Tokyo Sexwale had the opportunity to go watch a movie at the cinema. Not only was this a first for the learners, but also for some of their teachers. At Global Leadership Academy (GLA) each class gets a turn to organize a daytrip for the children at Ithemba. This forms part of the ATKV­handevat project. The grade 10 students came up with the idea of taking the children on an outing to the cinema. On Tuesday 25th October the children, teachers and students went to watch the Smurfs on the big screen after Fountains Mall selflessly sponsored the movie tickets, cool drinks and popcorn to each child attending. Photo: SUPPLIED

GROOT PRET BY KLUB GLORIA

Vroue wat by Klub Gloria aerobiese oefening doen het onlangs bietjie rugby gespeel. Hulle het hulle gate uit geniet. Foto: VERSKAF


Kouga Express: Donderdag, November 3, 2011

NEWS/NUUS

Local beauties helped raise funds A LOCAL Beauty from Jeffreys Bay, Daph-Marie Theron, was crowned Senior Miss BayFM 2011 on October 22 and at her side is another local beauty, Anchen van Rensburg who scooped up thrid place during the annual Miss BayFM 107.9 pageant. Miss BayFM 107.9 is a pageant with a purpose, as the contes-tants spent four weeks raising funds and collecting much-needed items for the Liebenhaus Child and Youth Care Centre situated on the premises of PE Childline offices in Shauderville, Port Elizabeth. Theron was crowned Miss

Debutante after she raised just over R11 900s worth of cash and products. This amount forms part of the total funds and items raised to the value of R64 560 by all the Miss Bayfm finalists. Theron, who is studying to become a teacher at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, will be seen zipping around town in her white branded sponsored Spark too and from various upcoming BayFM events. Organiser and choreographer of Miss Bayfm, Lisa Perino, said the finalists were all extremely loyal and committed to this years project and elimination was a difficult task for the panel of seven judges.

Love Feast to benefit underprivileged TONIGHT the Victory 4 All community centre will be transformed into a restaurant, complete with a photo booth, live music, dance and testimonies - all in aid of the underprivileged in the area. On November 3 the Victory Gap Year (VGY) students and Victory 4 All will present a Love Feast as a community project to reach out and bless the underprivileged in the town. During the course of the night 120 youngsters fro Tokyo Sexwale will be served a three course meal, which the VGY students will serve to them, and at the end of the night each person will walk away with a small gift that will remind them of the experience. “The goal is that by serving them a meal and providing them

with an excellent evening, hope, value and love will be imparted to them,” said André van Mollendorf from VGY. “Most of these youngsters don’t know what it feels like to be served and blessed by someone else, a lot of them night not have hope for the future. Some of them feel like their life is going nowhere and that they will be stuck in poverty all their lives. “One of the goals of this project is to grow over the next couple of years, so that it will be able to bless more of the community and become an annual event that is well-established and financed. For more information, contact the VGY office at 0 042 296 1384 or team leader martin van Diggele at 0 79 075 6179.

ORRELUITVOERING BY MOEDERKERK

Christiaan Carstens, orrelis van die NG­gemeente Humansdorp (Moederkerk), lewer op Donderdagaand 10 November om 7.30nm. ’n orreluitvoering. Opwindende en virtuose orrelwerke van o.a. Fran­ caix, Franck en Bédard (variasies op “Amazing Grace”), asook Bach se indrukwekkende Tokkate en Fuga in d­mineur, sal uitgevoer word. Toegang is R50 per persoon. Foto: VERSKAF

APD­KONSERT ’N GROOT SUKSES Die APD­Kouga het ‘n suksesvolle vermaaklikheids­ konsert by die AGS Deo Doxa aangebied. Jacques Arendt van die BayFM was die seremoniemeester. Daar was ‘n vol program met die baie bekende Ken J Larkin wat die eregas van die aand was. Opkomende sterre soos die APD se eie Grafsteen­ makers en die kinders van 7th Heaven, Naomi Mower , Sonovia Beukes, Daph­Mari Theron, Elsabet Theron­Le Roux, Soné and Dewald Lindeque en talle ander het die gaste vermaak. Beken­ des soos die Happy Feet Lyndansers, Charne Ferreira en die twee pare sussies, Jedija en Daniah de Villiers en Elandri en Jané Venter (foto) se optredes was ongelooflik. Estie Schenk het die gehoor met vrolike “oldies” op die klavier vermaak.

The winners of Miss BayFM (back from left), Clarize Merrick from Seaview (third place), Tamanique de Meillon from Uitenhage (second place), Bianca Jou­ bert from Port Elizabeth (Teen Miss Bay­ FM 2011), Daph­Marie Theron from Jef­ freys Bay (Senior Miss BayFM 2011), Le­ oni Erasmus from Port Elizabeth (second place) and Anchen van Rensburg from Jeffreys Bay (third place). In front (all front Port Elizabeth) are Michaela Adams (third place), Anneke Bushby (Junior Miss BayFM 2011) and Nicole Riekert (second place). Photo: SUPPLIED

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PROPERTY: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Capital gains taxing on seller Wanda Hayes THIS week the panel considers the tax and other financial implications of selling a property that is not your primary residence. The question comes from a reader who has been renting out such a property for a decade and now wishes to sell it. He has obtained a valuation but is uncertain as to what the costs will be on his side. The reader asks firstly about the tax situation and secondly about the recommended commission payable to an estate agent with a sole mandate to sell the property. The second question is the more difficult one to answer, says Herman Pieterse from Jan Visser Attorneys

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in Jeffreys Bay. “This is a very negotiable aspect of the agreement between seller and estate agent and is affected by various aspects.” As long as the parties are clear as to what their expectations are, says Pieterse, both are free to accept or refuse the specific negotiated terms of the mandate, including the commission scale. “Factors to consider include the selling price of the property and the ease with which it may be sold. The parties could also agree to a fixed commission sum.” Pieterse says the more non-negotiable aspect of the sale relates to the tax implications, as the disposal of cer-

tain assets has been subject to capital gains tax (CGT) since October 1, 2001. “In other words, the growth in value of an asset is taxed when the asset is sold or disposed of in another way.” Pieterse says the starting value from which the growth is taxed is called the base cost and one of its main components is the value of the asset at the above-mentioned date. “In terms of the provisions of the Income Tax Act relating to CGT, this value could have been determined by a valuation done within a specified period, or by using a formula called the Time Apportioned Base Cost.” Once the base cost has been determined and the selling price set, the owner can get an idea of the potential

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tax payable, says Wanda Hayes from Huizemark Jeffreys Bay. “CGT is not a tax in itself. Instead, a portion of the gain realised when disposing of the asset is included in your normal income tax calculation.” Hayes says this means that 25 per cent of any gain is included with your other taxable income and is taxed along the normal marginal rates. Before this is calculated, the net capital gains or losses are reduced by R20 000 based on an annual exclusion allowed by the Act. “This only applies however if you are a so-called ‘natural person’ and not a ‘juristic person’ such as a company, trust or close corporation. For such entities, 50 per cent of the gain

is taxable.” According to Hayes, the other implication of this system of tax is that the CGT due is not necessarily payable at the same time that the property is sold. “The taxpayer will account for the transaction only at the end of the tax year.” For individuals, the tax year ends on February 28, says Hayes, therefore, should the property be sold during April for instance, the tax will only become payable the following year. “This is a very important implication if the proceeds of the sale are to be used in another transaction.” Send your property-related questions to pr@fullstopcom.com or join Property Poser on Facebook.

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HOSPICE HOSTED LUNCHEON

Hospice hosted an elegant fund­raising luncheon at the Kromme Island Lodge on Saturday, October 29. It was a rip­roaring success and very well attended in perfect weather in a beautiful setting.Dr Chris Maske was the guest speaker and gave an excellent account of the causes of cancer and the hope that exists these days with modern medicine. Here are (left) guest speaker Chris Maske with Doyen of the Kouga area Cecil Rautenbach. Elegant tables were laid for the guests in a beautiful setting Photo: SUPPLIED and the outstanding lunch added to the enjoyment of the occasion.

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Bay to host one of the most elite tennis tournament CLARISSA VENTER TENNIS enthusiasts in the Kouga and surrounding areas can look forward to top-class tennis that will be played from December 17 - 24 at 16 venues all over the city during the Eastern Province KeyHealth Series Tournament South African Junior Championships.

During a launch-breakfast at the Town Lodge last week, tournament director, Suzette Bosch, said the South African Junior Championships will attract the best junior players from all over South Africa. More that 800 players are expected to take part in this level-8 tournament. According to Hennie de Klerk, vice- president of EP Junior Tennis, who was the guest speaker at the

launch, said this is the first time that Port Elizabeth will host such a prestige event. “A level-8 tournament is the best tournament that one can participate in. This means the best players will be seen in action.” De Klerk, who is also the official head coach at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, said this tournament is a national coastal tournament where as other tourna-

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ments are usually played in-land. “During the tournament, which will take place from December 17 to the 24, tennis players will have the chance to meet and get to know their opponents. They will also have the opportunity to interact with each other’s coaches,” De Klerk said. A total of 121 tennis courts will be used during the tournament. Singles and doubles will be

played. The age groups range from under-12 to under-18. According to Phrosné Phillips from the Nelson Mandela Bay tourism board, the tournament will see about 2 500 visitors descending upon the city. “This is great news for the Bay. Tourism will be boosted. Shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and guesthouses will benefit greatly. The city will be a buzz.”

14­JARIGE WEN MEDALJE MET DANSPASSIES 14­jaar oud Hoërskool McLachlan­leerder en lid van die World Class Dansgroep onder leiding van Maryna Marengoe­Barnard, Natasha Wentzel, het ’n goue medalje in die Rieldans uitdunne op 8 Oktober by die ATKV kultuur kompetisie gehou te Frazen­ burg in die Noord­ Kaap ver­ werf. Die World Class Dans­ groep in Joubertina bestaan uit kinders tussen die ouder­ domme van 4 ­ 18. Foto: VERSKAF

Atlete van Hoërskool Nico Malan het aan die 5 km Kankerwedloop in Port Elizabeth deelgeneem en uit 5 000 deelnemers besonder goed gevaar. Elkeen het ‘n medalje ontvang. Sino Gallant het ‘n eerste plek (16 min.05) en William Cele ‘n 5de plek behaal. Op die foto is William Cele, Ben Banda, Oswin Browne, Sino Gallant, Okuhle Mathuthu, Ollie Desha, Chrisna Meyer, Andrey van Wyk en Soné Liebenberg. Foto: VERSKAF

GOLF RESULTS

SURFERS MADE IT TO FINALS IN RIPCURL CONTEST

FYNBOS GOLF AND COUNTRY ESTATE Monthly Medal (Sponsor Goose Wines, Morné Jonker) .A Division Winner: Marthinus Erasmus (73-7=66 Nett) .B Division Winner: Piet Swart (8510=75 Nett) .C Division Winner: Hardus Van Den Berg (87-18=69 Nett)

vir vier maande of langer en ontvang ’n Zippo-vuuraansteker ter waarde van R200.

.Ladies Winner: Suzi Van Den Berg (102-28=74 Nett) .Most Golf: Quinton Fegen (90 Nett) JEFFREYS BAY GOLF CLUB October 22 - 4 ball alliance 3 scores to count all holes MEN 1. Tom Steed (125pts) Jannie Cronje Ray Halgreen Dave Aldendorff 2. Peter Wood (121pts) Hennie Niemand Frank Weitz Nico Potgieter LADIES 1. Mimi Rautenbach (107pts) Maggie Cumming Petro Smit Retha Snyman LAERSKOOL STULTING GOLFDAG 22 Oktober - Zwartenbosch Golfklub 1. Jacques en Peet Steenkamp 2. Kippie Louw en Daantjie Rossouw 3. Olof Cilliers en Rowan Jackson 4. Wynand van Wyk en Morne Bekker

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The Seven finalists in the Ripcurl contest are (from left) Tahra Uren, Gina Smith, Dylan Lightfoot, Jerry Van Wyk, Jose Faulkner and Matt Mc Gillivray. Photo: SUPPLIED

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