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The food basket consists of starches and sugar, meat, dairy, eggs, fresh vegeta bles, beans, and canned fish, fats, tea, coffee and
spices. From September 2012 to September 2013, the total cost of the food basket was R1509. According to the Pacsa report, starches and sugar items increased by 10,6%, dairy products by 17,8%, fresh vegeta bles by 7,8% and tea and coffee by 15,7%. When looking at individual food items, canned fish increased by 20,67%, cheese increased by 35,56%, rice by 20,25%, potatoes by 51,40%, brown sugar by 16,63%, cooking oil by 7,80% and cabbage by 10.10%. Chicken and beef increased by 9,25% since last September therefore people are being forced to switch to buying feet, heads, necks and livers as well as turkey.
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Cabbage “People can’t just live on maize meal, rice and potatoes alone. This hasmajorimplicationswhenitcomes to dietary diversity because they need other minerals and vitamins in order to function properly,” said Smith. The Pacsa report comes after the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES) released its findings recently that the diets of South Africans are dense in energy and lack nutrition. Penny Jarvie from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, said that dietary diversity is im-
portant to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients. “This is of particular importance for young children as it can result in poor growth. High rates of obesity, seen in South African women in particular and increasingly among young children, are linked to these energy dense diets which are high in fat,sugarandsalt,combinedwithlow levels of activity. A healthy diet includes mealie meal, bread, and rice, but with the addition of vegetables, fruit, legumes as well as chicken, fish, meat and eggs. Cheap foods tend to be high in starch, sugar and fat which fill
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people up and can contribute to weight gain, but don’t provide the micronutrients our bodies need,” said Jarvie. Pacsa also noted that the price spike peaks over the Christmas period are worrying, as price spikes do not return to previous levels. With the Msunduzi Municipality electricity increase at seven percent, Smith said that most families have also moved from cooking three times a day to only twice or once a day. Pacsa’s director Mervyn Abrahams said that four local retail stores were used in tracking food prices.
“As Pacsa, we believe that the impact of the inflation on poor households gets lost when you look at the inflation rate of the consumer price index, because that is averaged out so it’s the rich and the middle class whose interest really determines foodprices.Weconsiderthisreportas one of the most important indicators of whether we in the city are indeed advancing social and economic development. “We hope that this report will change how government deals with its poverty alleviation programmes,” said Abrahams.
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ITH 60% of the Pietermaritzburg population earning less than R3200 per month, poor households in Pietermaritzburg have stopped buying meat and chicken and are instead buying stock cubes and different soup flavours which are rich in salt, just to get that meaty taste in their dishes. Presenting the 2013 Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (Pacsa) Food Price Barometer, Pacsa researcher Julie Smith said that eating meals, which are dominated by starches and salt, have major health implications. Pacsa is a faith-based social justice and development non–government organisation (NGO) which has been operating since 1979 and focuses on socio-economic issues. The Pacsa food price report reveals that Pietermaritzburg’s poor households spend about 47% of their earnings on grocery items which are mainly dominated by staple foods in the starches category, and include maize meal, baking flour, potatoes and rice. Smith said that with the food price inflation on the 2013 Pacsa food basket of 32 food items sitting at 8,7%, poor families cannot afford to buy vegetables and dairy products. Moreover, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommending an intake of five portions of fruit and vegetables per day to protect against non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the imbalanced diet means an increase in malnutrition in impoverished households.
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out. “This goes to show that there is a demandforcopper,butunfortunately this comes at the expense of education.Thisissuchaninconveniencefor parents and pupils,” she said. Pupils have since returned to school. Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said that Pietermaritzburg detective services are still investigating the circumstances sur-
rounding the theft at Longmarket Girls’ School. Although the suspects target copper items at schools, Zwane said the thefts at schools in the Pietermaritzburg area is not common. “Police do not believe that a syndicate is operating in the area as the quantity of the items is minimal.” Zwane said that there have not been any arrests and urge the public
The board of directors of BESG was joined by the directorgeneral of KwaZuluNatal Nhlanhla Ngidi, (second, left) during BESG’s 30th anniversary celebrations last week. Also at the event are (from left) Jenny Mitchell, Nhlanhla Ngidi, Professor Maryann Green, Brian Bas sett, Sushi Keshav, Sihle Ndlovu and Cameron Brisbane.
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SBESG was formed in 1983 and grew out of a faculty of Architecture and Allied Disciplines at the Howard College, formerly known as the University of Natal Durban, as a voluntary or ganisation that focused on fighting for the rights of indigent communities to live in urban areas around Durban and Pietermaritzburg. From 1988 to 1993, BESG was involved in negotiating land rights for communities, set tlement planning constructing services such as roads, water and sanitation. Under the new National Housing Subsidy Scheme, from 1994 until 1998, BESG pioneered community driven developments. However, along the road, there were a few hiccups. “The introduction of the Public Finance Management Act forced BESG to tender for housing projects as an implementing agent to a dysfunctional local government. Communi ties were marginalised in the process. As a con sequence, the first three projects we won at tender all became bogged down in municipal bureaucracy and our relationship with commu nities became fractious. We withdrew from housing work temporarily in 2005 due to the hostile environment created by the new public procurement framework. Together with other urban development NGOs around the country, we drafted a new policy for Community Driven Housing Development which former housing minister Lindiwe Sisulu endorsed. It became national policy in 2009 under the title ‘En hanced People’s Housing Process’,” said Bris bane. For the past three years BESG has assisted communities to secure administrative justice in cases such as arbitrary eviction. “We reentered the housing delivery indus try. We launched Greener Pastures, a project that works with vulnerable communities to manage the impact of climate change on their housing and livelihoods, caused by severe flooding, wind and drought. In spite of many NGOsfacingshrinkageorclosureduetotheglo bal recession and the flight of foreign donors from South Africa, we are needed critically by communities as much now as in the early days of democracy,” added Brisbane.
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DAY before the national police departmentheldasuicidepreventionsummitto address suicide within the police force, Constable Mthandeni Sibisi (36) shot his wife Nana Sibisi (31). Seconds later he turned the firearm on himself. He died on the scene. Nana sustained serious injuries. One of Mthandeni’s co-workers from the Loop Street Police Station said that the couple, who lived in Sweetwaters, had marital problems, but never thought he would shoot his wife or turn the firearm on himself. “He was down to earth and very humble. We are all shocked by what has happened. We [police] are trained in coping mechanisms and how to handle our temper and our emotions. However, it seems that this suicide trend within the police force has become the ‘in-thing’. It’s a bad habit and should be addressed,” said the coworker. At the summit in Pretoria, Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa said in many cases police officersarenotemotionallyandpsychologicallyprepared to handle stressful situations which come with the nature of the job, thus leading to a catastrophic blow to their mental wellbeing. “Police officials deal with high job and task demands on a daily basis. In some of these tasks police officials must absorb many emotions from the community ranging from anger, frustration, sadness and more. Police officials are also exposed to negative media reports and criticism from the community as well as socioeconomic and political dynamics within the community. “We need to highlight the reality that, when police officers go off duty, they become part of the same community they were policing a few hours earlier. Arguably, this has the potential toelevatesomeofthestresslevelsandtensions and we have ample evidence of cases where some officers are insulted and threatened,”
said Mthethwa. Police records show that in 2009 there were 73 police officers who committed suicide, 97 in 2010,85in2011,98in2012andfrom1January to June 30 this year only 34 police officers were recorded to have committed suicide. Mthethwa said that this creates a bleak picture and proposed a multifaceted approach to solve this. “Our analysis indicates that the trends in the commission of such suicides include utilising a service firearm, hanging and overdosing by tablets. Predominantly we also discovered that tension in personal relationships, marital problems, infidelity, trauma, depression and mental health issues and poor financial management are the main drivers. “Members are urged to proactively take responsibility for their personal health and wellness. Commanders are also urged to pay attention to the wellbeing of their members,” he added. Police commissioner Riah Phiyega said that in most cases police officers are reluctant to talk to their co-workers about their problems because they fear that doing so might be harmful to their career. “They make the mistake of trying to solve their problems quietly and this often leads to alcohol or substance abuse, or suicide. Stress is taking its toll on police officers throughout the
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HE first exhibition to be presented in both English and Zulu has been officially opened at the KwaZulu-Natal Museum. “Freedom: A local history of the struggle for racial equality and freedom in South Africa” took three years of research and two years for the construction of it. Bridgette Johnson, deputy director of exhibitions, said that the idea behind the construction of the exhibition was to look at the struggle and localise it by including accounts and experiences from ordinary people in Pietermaritzburg, and not only focus on historical icons. Phila Msimang, a direct descendant of Richard Msimang, a founder
member of the African National Congress, was involved in the exhibition. Speaking to the Maritzburg Fever he said that the experience of working at the exhibition gave him a new perspective on his own history. “I realised how much I take for granted and learnt the significance of even the simplest things,” he said. The exhibition is one of the most interactive ones in the museum and includes touchscreens, working telephones, TV screens playing recorded items of information and interactive interviews with local people and organisations that fought apartheid, and highlights those honoured by the city street names. “This exhibition is about taking research and making it into an experience,” said Johnson. The exhibition includes a life-size
taxi, which was cut into four parts so that it could be placed in the exhibition hall. It was then rebuilt and is now able to seat a load of people. The interactive feature takes visitors on a tour of historical places in Pietermaritzburg. It also includes the restoration of a railway carriage to highlight the story of Mahatma Gandhi, the construction ofaSobantu-stylehouse,ajailcelland an apartheid-style classroom. The speaker of the Msunduzi Municipality, Babu Baijoo, was present at the opening, on behalf of Mayor Chris Ndlela. He said that the municipality is proud of the museum’s achievements. “This exhibition will go a long way in ensuring that the stories of people are told,” said Baijoo.
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IF you are a lover of live music make sure you catch the Battle of the Bands which premiered at Sibaya’s iZulu Theatre with three soldout shows. Featuring two of KZN’s oldest and most respected bands – The Magnets and The Tyles – the audience will be taken on a nostalgic musical journey. Karou Charou is the emcee, but without doubt, the wow factor of the show is nineyearold Saiyan Naidoo of the Tyles, who plays lead guitar like a seasoned professional. Watching him play Dire Straits, Santana, The Eagles and Deep Purple has reduced men to tears. The Battle of the Bands will take place at the Aryan Hall in Khan Road on October 26 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost R100,availableatthepharmacyatSpar(Northway), Medikist Pharmacy and Just Undies (Liberty Midlands Mall). Tickets are R120 at the door. An earlybird special of a limited number of tickets at R60isavailableonlyatthepharmacyatSpar(North way: 033 387 2070). For show inquiries, phone 083 660 1424.
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Hilton College recently held their speech day which celebrated the success of their pupils for 2013. The guest speaker was Alistair Franklin, a Hilton Old Boy, who is senior counsel at the Johannesburg Bar. Franklin reflected on his time at Hilton and what he thought was the Hilton ethos. It was a tremendous speech, which was humorous as well as delivering a good message. He commented on the qualities of courage, loyalty, determination, per sistence and said that a ‘never give up’ attitude is important in this day and that inspiration as opposed to being famous was important. Ross Osborn (head of school) and Paul Harrison (deputy head of school) scholarships were announced for 2014, The head of school 2014 is Tom Webber and deputy head of school 2014 is Jono Smithers. At the event are (from left) Simon Purdon, Mike Salgado, Yann LeClezio (chairman of board), Alistair Franklin, Peter Ducasse (headmaster), Tom Webber and Jono Smithers. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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Carter High School held their senior prize giving recently when André Wepener, BCom honours and Carter High head boy of 2001, was the guest speaker. Curtley Govender placed third in his grade with academic honours and outstanding effort. Caryn Anthony placed second in her grade with academic honours, outstanding effort and received the Strelitzia Shield and a trophy for history. Jerisa Padayachee (pictured) placed first in her grade with dux and academic honours, outstanding efforts and received trophies in accountancy, Afrikaans, life sciences, English, mathematics, physical science and life orientation.
At the end of the third term, the Maritzburg Christian School (MCS) matric dance was held with the theme ‘A Party at Gatsby’s’. The matrics dressed in gorgeous gowns and slick suits as they prepared to enjoy a night of good food, good music and wonderful dancing. The event took place in a hall decorated with everything gold and glitzy. Dressed for the dance are Michael Pretorius (left) and head girl Jordyn Toohey. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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The Wykeham Collegiate held their Grade 12 prize giving recently. Ruby Gill was announced dux of 2013 and Tatum Shand as the runner– up dux. The guest speaker was Mbali Ntuli, leader of the Democratic Alliance Youth, and head girl at the school in 2005. At the awards are (from left) Mbali Ntuli, Tatum Shand, Ruby Gill and Susan Tasker (Lady Principal).
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In support of the Sunflower Fund and National Bandana Day, Athlone Primary pupils went to school sport ing their civvies and bandanas (from left) Okuhle Masuku, Brooklyn Brown and Rogan van Rensburg.
Clarendon shines at the garden show Clarendon Primary School recently participated in the ‘Sunday Tribune’ Garden Show by creating a model garden using various recycled ABI products. They received a silver cer tificate for their model garden and won the ABI trophy for the most creative use and innovation of ABI products. At the event are (from left) Bianca Kapp, Mvume Manzi, Kate Barker, Shaun Piper and Si phokazi Mvusi. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
‘Snow White’ at Cowan House Cowan House CoEducational Prepar atory School recently staged their school play ‘Snow White and the Many Dwarfs’. Pupils and staff worked hard and passionately to produce the play which will be re membered as one of the best ever. In action are (from left) William Norton, Aaron Budke and Jack Parsons. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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>> ‘Imparting knowledge and giving the kids the opportunity to improve their skill levels, you can’t put a price on the satisfaction I gain from that’ HE Cricket School of Excellence established a platform in Pietermaritzburg with its first clinic in the KZN capital and if the enthusiasm exhibited by the likes of Merchiston first XI captain Shaun Smale and fellow participants Easton Skolnic, Ujjval Nirghin and Yusuf Sha is anything to go by, the future looks good. The Merchiston nets were a hive of activity under the direction of head coach Naveen Ramnarain and executive assistant Graeme Beghin. “Imparting knowledge and giving the kids the opportunity to improve their skill levels, you can’t put a price on the satisfaction I gain from that,” said Ramnarain, a Cricket SA levelthree coach. Beghin was equally chuffed about the experi-
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ON’T be shocked if you are faced with a group of men running in nothing but red speedos on 8 November — they will be doing it for a good cause. As part of its Men’s Health Campaign during November, the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) has teamed up with Etana and Community Chest to bring something a little different to the city, and will be hosting the inaugural DareDevil Run. The DareDevil Run has been taking place every year for the past five years and encourages men from all walks of life, regardlessofage,toparticipateinthePietermaritzburg edition of the national race, which takes place annually, however, is the first in the city. While women are mostly the centre of attention when it comes to cancer awareness and have their own month for breast cancer awareness, November is the men’s chance to have the spotlight on them. “The awareness of male cancers is much lower than the awareness of female cancers, particularly in terms of the regular prostate specific antigen screening and testicular self-examinations that men
should be doing, just like women should do breast self-examinations and pap smears. The message behind this run is very important. The more men know about male cancers, and the more responsibility they take for having themselves screened regularly, the better the chances that cancer can be caught early and the better the prognosis for treatment,” said Lisa Strydom, Cansa regional manager. The race aims to raise money for cancer research and treatment and to create awareness for the very real need for men to be as vigilant of male cancers, specifically prostate and testicular. All proceeds from this daring race are for the benefit of Cansa Pietermaritzburg. Entry is R100. which includes the red speedo used for the four-kilometre race. The organisers aim is to get over 5 000 runners to take part nationally, which will breaktheGuinnessBookofWorldRecords as the largest gathering of speedo-clad men in one place. For more information or to enter online, visit www.daredevilrun.com or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for entry forms. Entry forms can be dropped off at the Community Chest offices (Stranack Street) or Cansa house in Killarney Terrace.
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