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During the operation, members of the Mountain Rise SAPS confiscated approximately 50kgs of marijuana, worth approximately R30 000 on the streets.
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URING a joint operation, the Mountain Rise SAPS arrested two suspects in Cinderella Park for the possession of marijuana. Captain Gay Ebrahim, communications officer for the station, said that the crime and intelligence unit conducted a cordon and search operation during their usual tour of duties. During their foot patrol, they noticed two males acting suspiciously. The unit kept observation on them and eventually followed them into a house. Upon entering the house, one of the suspects acted as though he was sleeping. The officers proceeded to search the premises with both the suspectsand,atvariousplaces,found marijuana which, in total, amounted to 50kgs with a street value of approximately R30 000. The suspects were immediately arrested. Investigations continue. This drug bust took place during a joint operation which involved all unitsfromtheMountainRiseSAPSinfiltrating their entire precinct, checking on the compliance certificates of second hand good stores, liquor licenses of local pubs and taverns and general monitoring on their hot spot areas. This was the beginning of their festive season crime operation and will be ongoing throughout the holiday period.
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22871 and 45006 respectively. In KZN, a total of 4747 voting stations were opened and about 9500 staff were employed to administer and monitor registration of voters. Neliswa Ngcamu (18) from Northdale, said that she is looking forward to next year’s elections as she will be voting for the very first time. “I feel happy that I will be exercising my right to vote. It is my responsibility to make sure that my voice is heard and that is why next year, I will bemakingmymarkonthatballotpaper,” she said. The IEC stated that registration
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Parking assistants demand answers on grievances NQOBILE MTOLO
ARKING assistants who put down their tools last week as they demanded better pay have now gone back to work after talks were held with their employer, Panzascore DPS JV. Panzascore is the company responsible for implementing and managing the city’s pay and display parking management system. LastweekMondayandTuesday,theparking assistants abandoned the city streets and went straight to the Panzascore offices to demand answers on grievances, which they said had been previously raised with the
company management, regarding a better pay. One of the assistants spoke to the Maritzburg Fever and said that they were demanding a basic salary as they only get 40% of their daily takings. “Parking in the city costs R5 or R6 per hour. If you do your calculations, you can imagine how much I take home each working day.ItisfarlessthenwhatIusedtoearnwhen I was a car guard. We have families to feed and school fees to pay. We also pay for our own uniform which costs R200.” The assistants also complained that they use their own airtime to phone the office and the traffic department when they spot vehicles whose owners have not paid the parking
tariff. Panzascore managing director Rienus Niemand said that the company management has engaged in discussions with the affected contractors to help find solutions to challenges faced. “The system relies on parking attendants issuing pre-paid ‘pay and display’ parking tickets to motorists wishing to park. The tariffs are set in accordance to the relevant byaws.Parking attendantsreceive40%ofall parking revenue generate d,” he said.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 GETTING to ride around in the back of a police c ar with the blue lights flashing, attending accidents and being right there when drug busts are made will go down as one of the highlights of my year. I was right there during the Mountain Rise SAPS joint operation which took place last Friday night. It all began with us visiting some of the local second– hand good stores in Raisethorpe to check their compliance certificates. This was followed by a visit to certain bars in the area to ensure that the owners had a valid liquor license. Our first piece of action was at a bar in Northdale when the police caught employees loading full cases of beer onto a van, which the SAPS believe was being sold to illegal taverns and shebeens. We witnessed much resistancefromaggrievedcustomers,and,forlackofabetter word, lame excuses from the owner about what exactly was going on. Whileweleftthepolicetosortoutthatissue,wewere taken back to the Mountain Rise police station to report onadrugbustthathadtaken placeafewminutesearlier. When we arrived, the marijuana was spread out on the table with the members who were involved in the operation proudly standing by guarding it. It took us a few minutes to realize that the suspects were also in the room, sitting uninterested on the bench behind us. A sight for sore eyes, I assure you. Another interesting part of the ride along for me was the accident scene which we had to attend to. It happened by chance as we were on our way to Sobantu to visit the local taverns. A minibus had rear–ended a van and was causing a backlog of traffic in the pouring rain. It was then that our blue lights were switched on and our officers quicklyandefficientlyhandledtheincidentandescorted both vehicles back to the station. Visiting Dark City was also exciting. A dangerous place situated deep in Sobantu which I never knew existed before this trip. We visited a few of the taverns in Sobantu before our ride along had come to an end. It was quite an experience getting to see how the police try to keep their area safe. Not the usual way most people spend their Friday night but what a fantastic experience. Thank–you Mountain Rise.
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ESIDENTS in the Clarendon area took to the streets during a Red Socks run last Friday, standing up for their right to run and walk freely and without fear in their area. Following the attack and rape of a prominent doctor while she was jogging on Villers Drive last week, community members decided to take a stand against an incident such as this repeating itself. Margie Henderson, together with her husband Clive, called a community meeting on Wednesday night. Speaking to the Maritzburg Fever, Henderson said the meeting was a great success with over 100 runners, walkers and general community members attending. “There were some good ideas that came from the meeting and many workable and practical solutions that we, as community members, can put into place,” said Henderson. She said that they are not out to solve the problems of the world,
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Women bear the brunt of a society gone mad T
HE recent rape of the doctor in Clarendon, Malema saying he wants Indians out of his country, fraud and corruption, spiralling crime and murders on the increase – corrupt government officials are but a blatant reality check of what one has to endure in our new South Africa. Sadly, women and children have to bear the brunt of a society gone mad. Governmentseemsuninterestedintherepercussions of all these heinous atrocities. Where and when do we stand up as a nation and say, enough is enough. The police can only do so much. I know many policemen out there who risk their lives daily, but who cares? I applaud the community who stood up around Clarendon and have taken measures to
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protect their turf. But I still feel it is not enough. When these criminals feel what their victims endured at their hands, then only will they know what justice is all about. I have lost faith in our so called government who are all too eager to line their back pockets and cry foul when they caught out. Get up, be men and do something to make this abetterplacetolivein– ourchildrenaretheones who will suffer if we do not do something. Hold the government to book. I believe in the power of women, that is why I will vote for Helen Zille and Patricia De lille. They will definitely make a difference. Apartheid was bad, but at least our women weren’t being raped every day. RAVESH MAHABEER Northdale
A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported the 2013 Hilton Food and Wine Fair. This year we raised an awesome amount of R34000. Without all of you, and your support, we would not have been able to achieve this. We have already used some of the money towards better lighting on the school premises – for functions as well as security. The rest we are saving for something special. The evening brought with it so many wonderful reviews, and comments and shows that it is such a worthwhile event, so we will be back again in 2014 for another splendid event. To those who made such a large contribution towards our evening being the success that it is, thank you: Quarry Spar – Rodney, Di, Greg, Mark, Alan and team, thank you for everything; Protea Hotel – Heather, Pumla and your
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Gwede Mantashe falls into a coma after the ANC only manages 59% of the vote in the general election. No one can tell the difference. Zapiro pens a cartoon about a black, balding, Jewish, lesbian, midget, freedom–fighter who has a fireworks’ fetish. Afrikaners are outraged that they have yet again been marginalised. In protest, Steve Hofmeyr leads a band of faithful to the Voortrekker Monument. The ossewa breaks down three times, but they eventually complete the trip in 74 days. Helen Zille overdoses on botox but survives. She
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THE MSUNDUZI MUNICIPALITY KWAZULUNATAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT, 2008 INVITATION TO COMMENT The Msunduzi Municipality has received an application in terms of item 1(1) (a) of Schedule 1 of the KwaZuluNatal P l a n n i n g a n d Development Act (No. 6 of 2008) for an amendment to the Pietermaritzburg Town Planning Scheme to rezone from "Special Residential" to "Limited Business" the following properties; Portion 111(of 7), Portion 112 (of 7) and Remainder (of 6) all of Erf 75 Pietermaritzburg being 38, 40 and 44 Rosedale Road, Mountain Rise and to remove Condition 2.2 from Deed of Transfer No T008135/3013 as it relates to Portion 111 (of 7) of Erf 75 Pietermaritz burg. A copy of the application is available for inspection during office hours (08h00 and 16h00) at the Corporate Asset Management Public Enquir y Counter, 5th Floor, Professor Nyembezi Building, 341 Church Street, Pieterma ritzburg. Comments on the application may be submitted to the Town Planning Administrator; Msunduzi Municipality (Tel 033 392 2180), by e m a i l (Ziphelele.Shinga@msun duzi.gov.za) hand deliver (Msunduzi offices, 5th floor 341 Church Street, Professor Nyembezi Building) or post (Private Bag X1393, Pietermaritz burg, 3200) by 23 December 2013. The Msunduzi Municipality may refuse to accept comments after the closing date. People who failed to lodge comments by the closing date will not have the right to appeal against the decision of the Municipality. • Mr M. A. Nkosi Municipal Manager, City Hall, Pietermaritzburg UMASIPALA WASE MSUNDUZI KWAZULU NATAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT (NO. 6 OF 2008) ISIMEMO SOKUNIKEZELA NGEMIBONO UMasipala waseMsunduzi uthole isicelo ngokwesimiso sesiqephu 1(1) (a) kuSikajula 1 somthetho weKwaZulu Natal Planning and Development Act (No. 6 of 2008) sokuchitshiyelwa kwe Pietermaritzburg Town Planning Scheme ngokuguqulwa kokusetshenziswa komhlaba kusukela kwi "Special Residential" kuya kwi "Limited Business" kanye nokususwa mayelana neNgxenye 111 (ka 7), Ngxenye 112 (ka 7) kanye neNsalela (ka 6) konke kweSiza 75 Pieter maritzburg okuwo 38, 40 and 44 Rosedale road, Mountain Rise kanye nokususwa kombandela 2.2 kwi Deed of Transfer No. T008135/3013 ngoba ukhuluma mayelana neNgxenye 111 (of 7) of Erf 75 Pietermaritzburg. Incwadi yesicelo iyatholakala ukuze uyihlaziye, phakathi kwezikhathi zokusebenza (08h00 16h00) ehhovisi le Corporate Asset Management efasiteleni lemibuzo, 5th Floor, Professor Nyembezi Centre, 341 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg. Imibono mayelana nesicelo ingethulwa kwi Town Planning Administrator yakwa Masipala waseMsunduzi ngocingo (033 392 2180), nge email (Ziphelele.Shinga@msun duzi.gov.za), ngesikhahlamezi (033 392 2576), yethulwe ngesandla emahhovisi noma iposelwe ku (Private Bag X1393, Pietermaritz burg, 3200) ungakashayi umhlaka 23 December 2013. UMasipala waseMsunduzi angeke uyamukele imibono efika emuva kwesikhathi sokuvalwa esinqunyiwe. Abantu abahlulekile ukuveza imibono yabo ngesikhathi ngeke bakwazi ukuphikisana nesinqumo sikaMasipala. • Mr M. A. Nkosi Municipal Manager, City Hall Pietermaritzburg
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THE Pietermaritzburg and District Cerebral Palsy Association (CPA) will be hosting a Golf Day on 6 December at Sakabula Golf Club. The CPA relies very heavily on Lotto for annual funds which it has not receivedthisyear,resultinginaverydifficult financial situation, to the point where CPA could face closure of its
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REAMS of competing like a ‘pro’ golfer, and raising the winning trophy in the 19th Amateur World Golfers Championship, came true for a local golfer. Team SA2, which includes PMB golfer Ajith Ghareeb, finished in a
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Epic first Skytrack Cup held in Mkondeni NICOLE JOHN
PIC Karting in Mkondeni hosted its first Skytrack Cup recently with great success and support from the Pietermaritzburg community. OverSeptemberandOctober, anyone could go to either Epic Karting Galleria or Epic Karting PMB and qualify by getting their fastest lap time on the board. At the end of this qualifying period, the top 12 from each venue were invited to compete in the Skytrack Cup at Epic Karting in Pietermaritzburg, the first double level indoor kart track in South Africa. “The 24 racers were awarded points through their qualifying position, and were broken up into heats, with four drivers ineachheat.The twist was that the more points you had, the further back in the heat you started, with drivers being
spaced by 20 meters on the start grid. What resulted was fantastic racing with the fastest drivers having to come from behind to get maximum points for winning and getting the fastest lap,” said Tom MartensofEpic Karting.
Martens said that there were standout drives in nearly every race, but the overall winner was Hayden Keating. “In each of his heats, as well as his semi–final,hewentfromlasttofirst.He alsosetfastestlapineveryracehecompeted in, shattering the lap records in the final by over three tenths of a second.” Second overall was Clyde Mcree, beating Garren Commins in third. Veolin Padayachee was the most consistent through the day and finished just off the podium in fourth place. “We feel that as a first run of a new race format it went very positively. The list of improvements for the next running is already getting long. We hope to run the next round of the cup early next year,” Martens said. Pictured on the podium at the first Skytrack Cup at Epic Karting PMB are (from left) Garren Commins, Hayden Keating and Clyde Mcree. PHOTO: ANDREW MCFADDEN
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