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ELSON Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Benson Fihla and his Mayoral Committee met members of the media yesterday to deliver their plan of action in bringing back order in the
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New identity for PE Childline and Family Centre TINNEKE GOEDHALS PE Childline and Family centre - the largest child protection organisation (NGO) in the province - recently celebrated the rebranding and name change of the organisation. The new name is Uviwe Child and Youth Services - Uviwe directly translated means
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Nelson Mandela Bay youth talk about economic freedom NCEBA DLADLA NELSON Mandela Bay youth shared their views with PE Express Indaba on whether they think that South African youth are economically free. Some believe so, while to some, economic freedom is still a pipe dream. ) “I don’t see economic freedom. Unemployment among the youth of this country is still very rife. There are no jobs; even those who pass Grade 12 can’t find jobs. Our education is for sale and without money you don’t get good education. Where then is the economic freedom?” asked Nonkululeko Mbangi (22) of Khayelitsha in Uitenhage. ) “We are not ecomically free, especially the youth who come from very poor families. You struggle to get matric and you still do not get employment. For me, that’s the reason why there is so much lawlessness in this country. The youth rape and rob even the preachers. While this is not right, poverty is to blame,” said Sibongile Manyathi (25) of KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage. ) “There are chances of employment for young people. People, especially those with experience do get jobs. In my view, we are indeed economically free,” said Zukisani Vayo (22) from Joe Slovo Informal Settlement who works for a firm in Deal Party, Port Elizabeth. ) “To enjoy economic freedom, more attempts must be made to ensure that South African youth get more bursaries, scholarships, internships and employment ultimately,” said Gcobisa Ngoqo (21) of Park Drive in Port Elizabeth. Gcobisa is an NMMU second year Accounting student who has already obtained a Financial Accounting Diploma. ) NMMU Textile Design and Technology second year student, Nohle Ngoqo (19), of Park Drive said, “If there is economic freedom, I
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Local radio stations bag MTN Radio Awards NCEBA DLADLA THERE is much celebration in Nelson Mandela Bay as four of its radio stations won awards in the prestige MTN National Radio Awards at the Gala Banquet in Sandton, Johannesburg at the weekend. In the commercial radio category Algoa FM presenters Daron Mann and Wayne Hart won the Breakfast Show Host and Best Music Show respectively.
This award is a reward for my hard work at the station. I have learnt from the best.” PERCY LAMANI – KQFM
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Ithembelihle in school rugby tournament this Saturday NCEBA DLADLA SOUTH Africa’s best township rugby school Ithembelihle Comprehensive School from New Brighton will host David Livingstone of Korsten in a Coca Cola Rugby Tournament scheduled to take place at the New Brighton Oval ePakeni this Saturday from 9am. Ithembelihle rugby coach Theo “Mlungu” Pieterse said games will be played between U14 and U-16 teams before the game between the first teams which promises fireworks. Ithembelihle Comprehensive School which won the South African Sports Team of the year award, will also participate in a rugby tournament featuring Brandwag High School and a host of Port Elizabeth township schools
including Thamsanqa, Vulumzi and Motherwell High Schools at St George’s on Saturday 27 April. Matches will be played between U-14, U-16 and first teams. “Everybody is invited to come and witness rugby at its best,” said Pieterse, adding that admission will be free. Ithembelihle has won the Night Series twice, the Die Burger Rugby Tournament, Dennis Botha Tournament and the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Development Tornament among its many awards. “The school has a dedicated rugby coach and rugby mad learners who register at the school every year,” said school principal Phumla Mavikela when the school won the National Sports Award early in the year.
FUTURE participants in the Spar Women’s Challenge can start their training early following the introduction of the Spar Little Ladies’ Race in Port Elizabeth on May 1. The 2km fun run, which takes place from Pollok Beach in the Summerstrand area, will be open to all girls aged eight years and younger. Participants may be accompanied by an adult woman but no boys or men will be allowed. “This road running festival is strictly for ladies of all shapes and sizes,” said Spar Eastern Cape marketing manager Abri Swart. “It’s a fun and healthy way to say thank you to our loyal shoppers and give back to our community.” According to Swart, the Spar Little Ladies’ Race was the ideal way to broaden the participation base of the event and introduce future customers to the family oriented retail brand. “It’s a very special addition to the Women’s Challenge, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.” He said the fun run would take place on the first day of late registration for the 5km and 10km senior events. “This means that moms, aunts and grans can register, collect their t-shirts and support their little ladies all on the
same day. “The girls may run unaccompanied as there will be female marshals along the course to ensure everyone’s safety.” The Little Ladies’ Race follows a circular route from the registration tent on the grassed area, past the old Something Good roadhouse and along the seaside pedestrian walkway before returning along the landside footpath. Swart said all participants, but not their adult companions, would receive special finishers’ medals and be in line for lucky draw prizes. He said organisers anticipated between 500 and 1 000 participants in the inaugural race. Entrants may register at the following sports shops: Brian Bands, The Footballer, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Action Sports. They can also register from 8.30am on the morning of the race. According to Athletics South Africa rules, only girls nine years and older are officially allowed to participate in the 5km race on May 4. “However, if the little ones want to take part in the main event, we do allow them to, provided they are accompanied the whole way by an adult,” said Swart. For more information, go to www.spar.co.za.
Boxing development takes centrestage on Saturday NCEBA DLADLA BOXING loving fans are invited to the Wells Boxing Club Development Tournament at the Wells Park in Wells Estate, Port Elizabeth this Saturday, April 20. “This is going to be a huge tournament involving all the clubs in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, some from Grahamstown and some from the Cacadu District,” said tournament organiser and manager of Wells Estate Boxing Club Linda Nondzaba. Nondzaba is the former South African Welterweight kingpin who is determined to see boxing developing in Nelson Mandela Bay to the level where it used to be when the city was referred to as the Mecca of boxing. “We want these young boys and girls to get the knowledge and skill of the
game so that we see many of them becoming great champions,” said Nondzaba proudly. According to Motherwell Boxing Organisation Secretary Andiswa Nobaza the tournament is the last one before talented boxers get an opportunity to get skills training at the EP Command Boxing Academy during weekends. This, she added, will start next week. Nobaza who is bringing her club, an all female boxers team, to the tournament is also upbeat about the development of the sport in the area. “We are very excited about the future of our young boxers. There is hope that boxing is getting back to its former glory,” said Nobaza. According to Nondzaba, the weigh-in will start at 9am while the first bout is expected to start at 12 noon until 6pm. Admission is free and Coca Cola Waya Waya will provide entertainment.
Ezee Fana games begin at Wolfson Stadium KwaZakhele today NCEBA DLADLA NELSON Mandela Metro Municipality schools in KwaZakhele, Zwide, Motherwell and New Brighton (Kwazimon) will be converging at the Wolfson Stadium in KwaZakhele today (Wednesday 20 April) for the beginning of the rugby and netball seasons in the metro. This according to Wankie Dlula, the Director of Ezee Fana Sports Development which is running this school sports initiative which starts at 1pm. Dlula, otherwise known as Ezee or Ezee Fana, said he was expecting U-9, U-11 and U-13 rugby and netball players from primary schools such as Seyisi, eBongweni, Ben Nyathi, Kaizer Ngxwana, Sipho Hashe and BJ Mnyanda. “We want these kids to get time to play as we are especially preparing for the rugby U-
13 Craven Week which is held from April 26 April to the first week of May,” said Dlula. There will be other competitions that the Kwazimon schools have also organised. “While we do have learners that are already taking part in these games, we are also extending an invitation for the other sports loving children in the metro townships to come and play,” said Dlula, adding that teachers were also welcome to bring their pupils to the development games.
Wanky “Ezee Fana” Dlula on the right is seen with eBongweni Primary School U11 rugby team and at the back is teacher Vuyani Ncanywa. PHOTO: NCEBA DLADLA
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Results of Mofa Build It Big Daddy’s Heineken Easter Tournament last 16 SELBY MADIKANE Following the heavy rains over the Easter weekend the MOFA Built It Big Daddy’s Heineken Easter Tournament last 16 took place at Motherwell NU2 stadium from April 8 to 12. Shining Stars caused a major upset when they beat the SAFA NMB SAB League title contenders and current champions Real City 5-4 on penalties after a goalless tie. SUBS (B) beat Tottenham Spurs 6-5 after a sudden death following their 0-0 full-time draw. Lion City also won 8-7 after a sudden death play-off following a 0-0 draw with Highland Spurs. Other MOFA Built It Big Baddy’s Heineken Easter Tournament last 16 results Camper United 2-1 City Rangers Tomorrow Stars 1-0 SUBS Leeds United 2-0 Ikamva Movers Mabayibone Strikers 3-2 Young Madrid
Lion City have set their sights on winning the Easter Tournament. PHOTO:SELBY MADIKANE
Mofa Build It Junior League Easter Tournament results SELBY MADIKANE Following the programme disruption due to rain, the MOFA Built It Junior League Easter tournament finally resumed at NU8 community field recently. In the U-15 section Young Romans and Young Madrid advanced to the finals. Romans managed to beat Liverpool 2-0 in the first semi-final while Madrid hacked Highland Spurs 2-0 in the last semi-final. The date of the finals is yet to be confirmed. Other results of the Mofa Built It Junior League: Black Vultures striker Abongile Matebese is chased by Chiefs’ Karen Prinsloo. PHOTO: SELBY MADIKANE
Flightless Black Vultures hammered SELBY MADIKANE IT appeared as if Black Vultures were flightless when they were hammered 3-1 by Golden Chiefs in their SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay ABSA Women’s Regional League clash at Jabavu Stadium on April 7. Chiefs’ goals in the first five minutes came courtesy of Natalie Vaaltyn. Vultures looked as if their wings were clipped as Chiefs’ hardworking player of
the match Leigh Daniels banged in two goals to put her side 3-0 in front. In the last minute of the game Vultures scored their consolation goal courtesy of Khanyisa Ngelo to make the final score 3-1. Other SAFA NMB ABSA Regional League results: Black Vultures 3-0 PE College NMMU Madibaz w/o Tomorrow Stars Mustangs 8-0 African Chiefs Warriors 1-7 NMMU Madibaz Tomorrow Stars 0-12 Mustangs
Nodefa fixtures this weekend NCEBA DLADLA NOBUHLE and Despatch Football Association (NODEFA) continues with their fixtures at Khayamnandi in Despatch, the Jabavu Rugby and Soccer Stadiums, KwaNobuhle from Friday to Sunday this weekend.
Jabavu Rugby stadium on Friday * Flamingo versus Fearnot at 5pm * Mighty Teenagers vs Black Vultures at 6.45pm
Khayamnandi Stadium on Saturday * Highland Spurs vs Despatch Pioneers at 1pm * Reservoir Strikers vs City Style at 2.45pm
Jabavu Rugby Stadium on Sunday * Garden City vs Eleven Stars at 9am * Uitenhage Eagles vs Young Cosmos at 11.15am * Young Culture vs Young Stars at 1pm
* Golden Chiefs vs Really Rangers at 2.45pm
Jabavu Soccer Stadium on Friday * Jamaican Stars vs City Friends at 5pm * Young Pirates vs Stokes United at 6.45pm
Jabavu Soccer Stadium on Saturday * Young Pirates vs Young Callies (Under 17) at 9am * Mbabala Young Stars vs New City Stars (U-17) at 10.10am * Khayelitsha Stars vs Young Callies at 11.15am * Highland Spurs vs Despatch Pioneers (SAB) at 1pm * Manchester Babes Ladies vs KUBS (Sasol) at 3pm * Black Aces vs Kabah United Brothers at 4.45pm
Jabavu Soccer Stadium on Sunday * Manchester Babes vs Eleven Stars at 09.30am * Temptations vs All City Stars at 11.15am * Lion City vs Chelsea at 1pm * Manchester United vs New City Stars at 2.45pm.
Young Romans 2-1 Young Swallows Milan Stars 1-3 Crystal Palace Liverpool 4-0 Young Killers Valencia 1-2 Tomorrow Stars Porto 0-2 Highland Spurs Young Madrid 5-4 Lion City Shining Stars 3-1 Young Ideas Tomorrow Stars 0-2 Highland Spurs Young Roman 2-1 Crystal Palace Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace Shining Stars 0-1 Madrid
Valencia FC U15 team with their coach Mthuthuzeli Nyarashe PHOTO:SELBY MADIKANE
NMMU part of new Varsity Sport event JUST when you thought your sporting Mondays had ended, the company that gave us Varsity Cup is now offering us a vibrant televised university sporting contest for athletes, Varsity Sports Athletics. And Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is among the top university contenders. Starting this past Monday (15 April) in Stellenbosch, the contest consists of nine men’s events, nine women’s events and two mixed relays. It will include medley events in which participants may find themselves racing against the opposite sex but this is all part of the fun of the new competition. “I know that this initiative is not only going to benefit our student athletes but it will also be a huge injection for Eastern Province athletics,” said NMMU’s athletics sport manager Nellis Bothma. A number of NMMU athletes who performed particularly well at the recent under 23 SA Athletics Champs in Pretoria, will be competing in the three-event series around the country. They are gold medal winners Ischke Senekal (shot put 15.26m), Magdaleen Louw (hammer throw 52.52m) and Chad Herman (javelin 74.70m). All three achieved personal best distances and broke Eastern Province records for their own disciplines. Ischke also took the silver medal for discus (48.70m) in another new EP record while Chad qualified for the World Student Games lat-
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