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ELSON MANDELA BAY Municipality has this week beefed up security measures following threats of violence and intimidation by striking South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) members. A Samwu member was arrested on Tuesday for malicious damage to property after a municipal truck was allegedly stoned in the vicinity of the CBD, said municipal spokesperson Kupido Baron. According to Baron, up to date a total of 90 cases of intimidation have been reported to the Strike Management Centre as well as one case of assault and five cases of malicious damage to property. Nelson Mandela Bay Samwu Chairperson Gerald Fundani told PE Express Indaba yesterday that their “peaceful national strike has actually intensified” in Nelson Mandela Bay. He added that they will not back down on their demand for an 18% wage increase as opposed to “a ridiculous 6% offer” by SA Local Government Association (Salga). They were hoping that by late yesterday the national leaders in the Bargaining Chamber would have formalised a new offer after meeting with Salga. “Truth be told, we are bargaining here and can settle for less, but it must be two-digits,” said Fundani. Fundani said they marched to Bhisho offices on Friday last week to hand in a memorandum. They also handed over a memorandum during
a picket to the local municipality last Wednesday. According to Fundani they will continue to picket in front of the Lilian Diedricks Building in PE until a settlement is reached. “The majority of our members are on strike in all our points in PE, Despatch and Uitenhage. As you know, there are those members who would like to benefit from the sweat and toil of others – those who don’t want to strike but want to benefit from the increment we are fighting for,” said Fundani when asked if all the members were on strike. Fundani said there has been a considerable increase in the cost of living, such as the recent 23% hike in the electricity price as well as food and petrol price hikes. “We must not be treated as if we are unreasonable. The 18 per cent increment is not out of line considering the huge amounts paid to politicians at local government level at the end of the month. But municipal spokesperson Ongama Mtimka denied that there was a big stayaway by municipal workers. “Over 90% of the employees are working as usual since this indefinite strike started,” Mtimka said. According to Mtimka the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality has obtained a court interdict against striking employees who intimidate non-striking employees. “First and foremost, it is the right of employees to picket as it is enshrined in the country’s constitution. What we are against is when picketing employees start to intimidate those employees who are not on strike. “There are rules and regulations that must be followed during indus-
trial actions by employees and when employees flout those rules, they must expect to face the full might of the law,” said Mtimka. Meanwhile, according to munici-
pal spokesperson Kupido Baron, the municipality has tightened security measures and approximately 90 per cent of employees did report for duty yesterday. “Beefing up the security
has paid off as municipal buildings were secured and clinics that were planned to remain open during the strike period continued to deliver services,”said Baron.
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The Friendly City basks in TriNations glory TANYA VAN ZYL
THE much-anticipated Castle TriNations Test match between South Africa and New Zealand this past Saturday was described as “the best test ever” in which the Springboks have played. This according to Stephan Pretorius, CEO of Access Management (which manages the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium), who was told by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) that they have never experienced such amazing atmosphere at any test before. “It truly is a great day for Port Elizabeth! We have shown once again that we can host any big event in our city and stadium,” Pretorius said. Oregan Hoskins, President of SARU, told the PE Express that PE and the Test was “exceptional” and that the Springboks enjoyed the hos-
pitality of the people immensely. The stadium boasts a capacity crowd of 45 900 at Saturday’s game – the most to date at the stadium – with tickets being sold out long before the game. “This is what SARU wants to see at a test – a stadium packed with supporters,” he explained. This could mean more matches of this stature in the future, Pretorius believes. “The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is now becoming a sought-after venue for SA Rugby. And all the publicity we received during the weekend can only be good for the upcoming Sevens Series.” The South African Sevens will take place on December 9 and 10 at the stadium. The HSBC Sevens World Series will start in Australia on November 25 this year, with the Dubai tournament following a week later, before the third leg in Port Elizabeth.
Jurie Roux, the CEO of the South African Rugby Union, said: “The South African leg in Port Elizabeth is something that we’re looking forward to. We have less than four months to put everything in place, but as we’ve seen this week with the preparations for the Test, the infrastructure is in place. I’m confident we can put together a world class event yet again.” Mandlakazi Skefile, CEO of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) agreed and said this weekend showed that PE is ready for big rugby and that it gives the city another chance to prove its “mettle as an outstanding events and sports destination”. “The support was beyond phenomenal – as people poured into the city from all over the country our occupancy figures soared to between 98% and 100% full. This figure does not factor in people who stayed with family and friends, which also would have been very high.
“The spinoffs of such an event are huge, rippling over the whole tourism industry. Restaurants were bustling, transport services jetted people around, vendors made money, and with the perfect weather the vibe in the city was extraordinary,” Skefile said. She believes the Test is a precursor of great things to come. “The World Cup gave us the confidence we needed to start lobbying for our slice of the national events pie. Each successful event we pull off shows that we are an ideal events destination – and all of our key attributes, like being the 15-minute, friendly, safe, clean and fun city we are, are helping us win the hearts of big event organisers and their supporters.” Skefile also believes the IRB Sevens is going to be just as exciting, if not bigger. “It will involve a lot more international tourism as people come from
around the globe to support their teams. Remember the IRB Sevens is in December – so we will have good weather, beaches, and a holiday vibe to complement the IRB Sevens sporting bonanza.” In the meantime, everyone has started talking about the way in which the National Anthem was sung by the supporters on Saturday. “It showed that everyone in PE knows the National Anthem!” Pretorius said. Even the Springbok players tweeted about their experience in the Friendly City. John Smit, Captain of the Springboks, tweeted: “What a great week in PE. In my last home soil test, that was the most amazingly sung National Anthem and made me immensely proud to be South African!” Bryan Habana tweeted: “Singing the National Anthem today was one of the best and proudest of my career! Well done PE! Absolutely spine-tingling.”
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THE disabled and elderly women in the New Brighton Police Station precinct will be treated to a luncheon at the Nangoza Jebe Community Hall tomorrow. Eight Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Wards (Wards 14-21) in New Brighton and in some parts of Kwazakhele will benefit from this treat organised by the SA Police Services, Community Police Forum (CPF) and Safety and Liaison for Women during Women’s Month. “Elderly women are sometimes accused of whichcraft, are abused and even killed. Tomorrow they will be treated with respect and as if they are queens,” said New Brighton CPF Chairperson Xolani Bhele. “This (treat) is for women but we have de-
cided this time not to treat the youth as it has become the norm, but to make the elderly and disabled members of our community feel special,” explained police spokesperson Warrant Officer Zamuxolo Thobani. Social Development Department officials and the representatives from Women Against Women Abuse (WAWA) will deliver messages of support, said Thobani, adding that headgirls from the nearby schools will be the only youth present to report back to learners in their respective schools. “Often it is the youth who is guilty of treating the elderly and disabled citizens disrespectfully,” said Bhele. The duo said they were hoping that through this event, a strong message against women abuse will be passed and that people will finally take notice of and respect members of the disabled sector.
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INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
Former learner ensures that Cowan High will never go dry NCEBA DLADLA A PORT ELIZABETH high school will never have a shortage of water again, thanks to an initiative by an insurance giant and leading financial services group, Sanlam. Cowan High School in New Brighton received a rainwater harvesting system that they received from the Sanlam group following the challenges the school faced due to the drought experienced in the last two years. This was made possible by former learner Themba Mvusi, now Sanlam’s Chief Executive: Group Market Development. The gesture was part of Sanlam’s Back to School Executive Project which was launched on Mandela Day in Cape Town this year. As part of this project the group’s executive committee members are giving something back to the schools they attended or other schools identified as being in need of assistance. According to Cowan High School Principal, Trevor Dolley, Cowan High needed a lot of water to start their Going Green Project.
The rainwater harvesting system collects water from the school’s almost 3000m2 roof area by redirecting rainfall from the gutters into four 10kl vertical reservoirs. The water is then treated with chlorine before being passed through a two-stage filter and into cisterns and basins in the ablution facilities. “Cowan High School’s current consumption averages at 155kl per month. Based on a moderate estimate of 40mm of rainfall a month, the system could harvest up to 70kl of water per month or 840 000 litres annually. This would decrease the school’s municipal water usage by almost 45%, making it less dependent on the municipal water supply and thereby relieving pressure on the city’s water supply,’’ Dolley said. He added that this will go a long way towards making the school environmentally friendly. Cowan High School’s School Governing Body and the Representative Council of Learners thanked Sanlam Group and especially the alma mater, Mvusi for ploughing back into the needy communities to help them improve.
Cowan High School Principal Trevor Dolley standing in front of one of the four 10 000 kl tanks sponsored by the Sanlam Group to assist educational initiatives at this New Brighton school. Photo: Nceba Dladla
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The Bay’s own TV channel here soon HELGA VAN STAADEN PORT Elizabethans can ready themselves for their very own TV channel. The long-awaited Nelson Mandela Bay Metro community television station may be on air as early as September. Sentech, the government controlled transmitter distributor, ordered a transmitter from abroad and this
process takes about four months. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa already issued a licence for the community television channel. Andile Qaba, director of commerce and investment in the metro, said recently at a committee meeting regarding economic development, tourism and agriculture, that an amount of R4 million was allocated to the TV station, after which the council will have to generate its own funds.
Uproar over cell numbers on Facebook FANIE VAN ROOYEN (DIE BURGER) AN internet-uproar erupted last week, when Facebook users who access this social network via their cellular phones, realised that all contact numbers stored in their phones, were listed on their Facebook profiles. People ranted on Facebook and other internet forums, calling it a violation of privacy. Facebook’s management, however said that this function has been in place for almost a year, and that people only realised it now and added that contact lists are not freely available on the internet or to Facebook friends. In an official statement, Facebook management said if anyone’s contact numbers appear on their profile, it is not without their consent. “Rumours that your cell phone numbers on Facebook is visible to all
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Zolile Siswana, acting director of economic development, tourism and agriculture said the new TV channel could undoubtedly be financially self-sustainable. According to him they want to promote local talent and news through the channel. “We researched community television stations and paid visits to Cape Town and Johannesburg to investigate their business models before drawing up our own”. The municipality appointed a mul-
ti-lateral board from various sectors and will be responsible for the independent management of the community television station. They are: Lee Duru (director and producer); Vuyo Nyembezi (regional manager: SABC radio and television broadcasting services); Loyiso Nkantsu (secretary general of the Nafcoc business Chamber); Vuyo Mvoko (SABC programme presenter and former political correspondent and editor in the main stream media The New Age); Monde Ngonyama
(vice-chairperson of the national film and video foundation); Motse Mfuleni (secretary general of the National Black Information and Technology Forum; and Denise Roodt, a local media content producer and trainer. The community television channel is expected to be broadcast as wide as Port Alfred, Jeffreys Bay and Grahamstown. The television station will rent office space in the Transnet building behind City Hall in Port Elizabeth.
Free testing during Deaf Awareness Week DEAF Awareness Week which is held from August 27 to September 3, is a week when attention is drawn to the severity and possible prevention of hearing impairments, as well as persons living with a partial or profound hearing loss. As part of this week The Urban Sky Trust, a foundation for partially hearing children, will offer free hearing tests for the public at the Greenwood Primary School’s partially hearing unit. The Trust works closely with the Greenwood Primary School Partially Hearing Unit, the only school dedicated to partially hearing children in Port Elizabeth. The hearing screenings will be done for two weeks (Monday to Friday) from August 29 to September 9. The times are from 08h30 to 13h30 in the morning for children and 14h00 to 16h30 for adults. According to Janet Pereira of
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Calling men of honour are from left, Pastor Drummond Robinson (church leader) Mervyn Buezach, who testified, and Pastor Billy Paulson at the Malabar Community Centre recently. Photo: Nceba Dladla
Calling men of honour to take their rightful place NCEBA DLADLA FAMILIES need to rise up and become the units that God designed them to be; in peace, united in love and to show caring and compassion. This was the thrust of the speech by Pastor Drummond Robinson to men from different church denominations who were gathered at Malabar Community Centre in Port Elizabeth recently. The function was organised by Pastor Jai Sarangarajan’s Abundant Life church with the hope of talking to men’s conscience - to take their rightful place in society and to be men of honour and dignity. “Men must become good examples to their sons who must grow to become good hus-
bands and fathers themselves one day,” said Robinson who is also the author of the book: “Men of Honor”. Robinson and his wife Lindah are Founders and Directors of Family Transformation International. He said he was looking at the inherent corruption, lawlessness and crime in society and that the church was conspicuous in its silence on issues of morality because “men have lost the courage to speak the truth.” Pastor Sarangarajan was also concerned that some fathers go to taverns whilst their wives and children go to church. The talk, he said, was aimed at reawakening them to change their ways. “For me to become the good, loving and caring pastor, I must be a good, loving and caring husband and father first. It starts at home.”
IBINGUMBO nomXesibe kwiholo yoluntu lwaseVeeplaas ngethuba inkonzo yoMzi waseTopiya ibihlinzeke umsitho wokuthi ndlela-ntle kuMfundisi Vuyisile Yedwa kutshanje. Umfu. Yedwa lo ukhe waba ligosa kwisithili saseP.E South iminyaka emihlanu. Kungoku nje esi sithili sahlulwa saba yi-P.E East neP.E West. Isithethi sembeko uMfu. Sonwabo Mdlungu webandla iPresbitarian Church of Africa kwaMagxaki ukhankanye igalelo likaMfu. Yedwa eluntwini. OkaMdlungu uxelele
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kumele ukuba awavelele kukubi kumnandi. Ephendule, okaYedwa ubulele isithili saseP.E South nalapho waqala khona ukuba ngumfundisi ngomnyaka ka2003. Lo kaYedwa uhambise wathi: “Ndikule ndawo ndikuyo nje nini. Mhla ndisuswa nditshintshelwa eP.E West kwakungemnandi kum kuba ukwahlukana nabantu obaqhelileyo akumnandanga, kodwa ke kulo msebenzi sikuwo sibiziwe, nto ethetha ukuba uya apho uthunywa khona.” Uthe uyakholwa ukuba zonke izinto ziyenzeka ukuba ubani uyakholwa.
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“I have nothing to wear!” At some stage everyone of us has spoken these words while we are standing in front of our cupboard that is actually full of clothes. Casual Day, on September 2, offers you one day in the year where you can wear what you want and it is acceptable. The 2011 campaign, with outfits that made rock ’n roll stars famous over the years as
theme, shows that you can dust off that everyday outfit and wear something spectacular to release your inner rockstar. Rockstars exhibit the epitome of cool. Even if you can’t play a single musical note or only sing in the shower, even you can achieve that rockstar look! So, here are a few pointers for when you dress for work on Casual Day: Get inspiration from your favourite bands – every era had their icons – from rock ’n roll to soul –
from hippie to hip hop – from punk to Pavarotti or hard rock to reggae, we’ve loved them all. Remember, you are only a real rockstar on Casual Day if you are wearing the official Casual Day sticker, which cost R10.
What is Casual Day? Casual Day is a FUNdraising project benefiting persons with disabilities. Each year we call upon South Africans to dress differently on the first Friday of September and to wear the Casual Day sticker to show their support for persons with disabilities. Casual Day is South Africa’s foremost fundraising event of this nature and raises more than just money – it raises awareness about persons with disabilities, opportunities for corporate comradeship, community support and welfare organisation participation.
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Registering civil union between partners SINCE the Civil Union Act came into operation on November 30, 2006, unmarried couples who are majors and of the same or opposite sex may officially register their permanent relationships and enjoy the same rights and privileges as married couples. There are couples who are living together permanently and who do not want to register their relationship or fail or postpone to do so. Some do not want to or cannot find the time to do this and think that such a step involves a lot of red tape. But one thing is certain: unregistered permanent relationships entail real risks to either or both of the parties. To register a permanent relationship (civil union partnership) of persons of the same or opposite sex, the following requirements have to be met: 1.Both persons must be 18 years or older. 2.Both persons may not already be married in terms of any other Act, including another civil commitment; 3.Both persons must have a valid South African identity document. If one of them is a foreigner, then a valid passport. 4.A divorce order if one or both of the persons are divorced or a death certificate of the deceased spouse or partner, if applicable to one or both persons. Prior to proceeding with the final step for registration, the partners (or life partners) have to decide whether they want to enter into an antenuptial contract with or without the accrual system, and such a contract has to be concluded before registration of the civil union partnership. If such a
contract is not entered into, the partnership will be deemed to be the same as a marriage in community of property. When the above documents are available and all the requirements have been met, the couple have to approach an officially designated marriage officer. Such marriage officer includes a willing minister of religion or a designated official working in the Department of Home Affairs or a magistrate’s office. It should be stated clearly to the marriage officer that a civil union partnership is to be registered. If there is an antenuptial contract, proof of such contract has to be submitted. Certain forms then have to be completed. The marriage officer, too, must comply with certain requirements, such as that there has to be two competent witnesses present before the civil union partnership may be registered officially. The marriage officer then has to issue an official registration certificate as proof that the couple have entered into a valid civil union partnership. One may also apply to the Department of Home Affairs to issue a certificate against payment of a prescribed fee. To terminate a registered civil union partnership, the parties have to apply to the court for dissolution of the union. The same issues as in the case of a divorce have to be addressed. The union automatically terminates when one of the partners dies. The partners then enjoy all the privileges of spouses in terms of the Marriage Act. In all other Acts, any reference to spouses then also includes the partners in a registered civil union.
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THE Christian Motorcyclists’ Association holds a bikers’ church service at 6pm every Sunday at the new CMA Clubhouse, on the corner of Newton Street and 5th Avenue, Newton Park. For info, contact Ziggy at 0 078 801 1870.
Prophetic Gathering PROPHETS, Warriors and Intercessors are invited for a time of refreshing and encouragement, ministry and prayer for one another at 10am on August 27 at 6 Welbedacht Estate, behind Pari Park. For more info, contact Nadia on 0 072 259 1819 or Peter on 0 082 440 5527.
Take-aways THE North End Methodist Church will be providing take-aways on August 26 at noon. Phone the office on 0 041 484 3167 for orders.
Clubs Happy Valley Laughter Club DISCOVER the secrets and benefits of laughter. Visit the Happy Valley Laughter Club in Marine Drive on Saturdays at 9.45am for 10am. Bring a towel, waterbottle and comfortable clothes. Phone Ajit at 0 041 581 4370 or 0 083 477 4370.
Rotary THE Rotary Club of PE East meets from 6pm to 7pm every Thursday evening at Dagwoods, 76 Cape Road. For info, contact Anne at 0 072 284 5544.
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2 Share THE 2 Share support group for those with drug or chemical addiction, meets at 7.30pm every Thursday at Caritas at 16 West Street in Newton Park. For info, contact John Preller at 0 084 446 7137.
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FAD Support Group meetings, for families and friends of drug addicts, will be held every Tuesday at 7:30pm at West End Primary School, St Dominic Street, West End. Also, every Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Al Ansar Building (behind Drop Inn) in Bell Road, Parkside. Contact Anneekah Sharmar 0 084 225 8141.
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DO you have vocal chords that could make you the next reggae king? Or, do you have a story that is ready to be made into film production? If the answer is yes, to any of these questions then Black Fama Film and Entertainments can help you. This is a group of young entrepre-
ful stories to tell but are denied that opportunity by, among other things, lack of finances and the technical know-how. They call themselves famas, he said, because they are hustlers. In their group list, Ras Shilo mentioned recorded artits like Lord Harmony (who also uses Black Fama as his stage name) and Mhlonipheki. Other artists in their list are still to record their albums while others like himself specialise in the photography side of things.
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SCF community meeting will be held on August 25 at 5.30pm at the Havelock Conference Centre, 33 Havelock Street in Central.
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Spring Dance THE Happydale School in Algoa Park will host a Spring Dance on September 2 in the School Hall from 8pm. Tickets cost R30 per person. Bring own XYZ. Phone 0 041 452 1240 for more info.
Zwartkops Conservancy Walk ON September 3 go for a Spring walk on the Flamingo Trail in the Zwartkops Nature Reserve. The walk starts at 9am. Meet at the brick factory off Grahamstown Road. Bring a hat, good walking shoes, a stick, water and a snack. For more info contact Jenny on 0 041 466 1815 or 0 082 853 0700.
Golden Jubilee ADOLPH Schauder Primary School will host their family fun day and fun run on September 3. Call 0 041 451 4406 for more info.
Bingo evening OUR Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on September 4 at Malabar Hall. Tickets cost R100 each. Phone Dianne on 0 083 549 9607. HELD on September 4 from 9am to 2pm at St George’s Park. In case of bad weather it is held on second Sunday of the month. Phone 0 041 360 9754 for info.
Farm Market THE Lady’s Slipper Farm Market will take place from 8am to 12pm every Saturday on Old Cape Road next to St Albans Prison. For more info, contact Denise 0 082 727 3252.
The Samaritans Charity Garden and Gift Shop OPEN on the last Wednesday of every month from 10am to 2pm for teas, lunches and gifts. Phone 0 041 581 2371 for info.
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THE event everybody has been asking about for a long time – the Merryvale School for Specialised Education will be having a fête on August 27. There will be various stalls from hotdogs/boerewors, curry and rice, sweets, pancakes, a farm market, puddings, and more. There will be loads of fun for the children and many more exciting activities on offer. For more info, phone 0 041 367 1957.
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Rango Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy and Ray Winstone. Director: Gore Verbinski Synopsis: Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. Because he has no friends and struggles with his identity, he lies his way into the Sheriff’s position, but his lies soon catches up with him. After being banished from Dirt, he soon realises that he could well be the hero the town is looking for . . .
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Local Gospel star Nombongo is ready to shine at the Nangoza Jebe hall in New Brighton this Saturday. Photo: Supplied.
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NB: Please note that no attendee(s) arriving 15 minutes late or more will be allowed to attend a clariﬁcation meeting. All tenderers must be registered on the Municipality’s supplier’s database through Quadrem (previously Tradeworld). The Municipality reserves the right not to consider the tenders of tenderers not registered on the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s supplier’s database. Please phone Quadrem at 0861-225577 to register, if not yet registered. SUBMISSION AND OPENING OF TENDERS: Tenders must reach the Municipality by not later than 11:00 on THURSDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 2011. The tenders in sealed envelopes, clearly stating the contract number and description, must be placed in the tender box at either the Supply Management Ofﬁces Harrower Road North End, or at the Municipal Ofﬁces, Market Street, Uitenhage between 8:00 and 16:00 weekdays. Tenders will be publicly opened simultaneously in the boardroom, Supply Chain Management Ofﬁce, Harrower Road, North End and the Conference Room, ﬁrst ﬂoor, Municipal Ofﬁces, Market Street, Uitenhage, shortly after 11:00 on Thursday, 29 September 2011. The Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tenders and late tenders will not be accepted.
Ref. 211 – 24 August 2011 Under the hand of the Acting Municipal Manager, Mr E. Ntoba
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Presenting the ZWIFA Marina Sea Salt tro phy and medals to Young Romans presi dent George Moloutsi are Oscar Makinana (sponsors) and ZWIFA president Ayanda Magwada. Photo: Selby Madikane.
Zwifa celebrates end of year SELBY MADIKANE
Fabs RFC and Siyakhula Youth Club players tussle for the ball.
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Fabs loses to Siyakhula at home SELBY MADIKANE SIYAKHULA Youth Club showed no respect for Fabs RFC when they edged them 14-3 during their President’s Cup league game at Dan Qeqe Stadium last week. Both sides were running from the first whistle. Following a good move outside centre by full-back Phumzile Mbewu, Thulile Bam scored a try to make the score margin 5-0. Fabs were, however, awarded a penalty
that was well-taken by their fly-half Sam Panana to reduce the deficit to 5-3. Siyakhula were also awarded two quick penalties in succession with Mbewu kicking them with ease to make the first half score 11-3. In the second half Siyakhula were oozing with confidence as they denied Fabs of any opportunity of getting back into the game. In the dying moments of the game, Mbewu took a penalty to make the score 14-3 in favour of Siyakhula. Fabs reserves beat Siyakhula 18-8.
ZWIDE Football Association (ZWIFA) held its end of the season glittering function at Zwide Stadium Hall on August 14 to honour its teams and some individuals for outstanding performance. Dignitaries included SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay president, Mzimkhulu Fina and secretary, Sikhumbuzo Wakashe, SASFA deputy president, Nomonde Makuleni and secretary Dumza Thys as well as Marina Sea Salt director, Oscar Makinana and Lulama Maneli. Speaking to the audience, Makinana stated that his company was committed to continue supporting ZWIFA and appealed to the players to take their sport seriously. The following were awarded: ZWIFA Marina Sea Salt Winners: Young Romans;
ZWIFA Super League Winners: Soweto Angels; Top 8: Little Birds; U/17: Camper United; U/15: Zwide Celtics; U/13: Golden Aces U/11: Little Birds Presidential Awards Coach of the year: Lulamile Peteni (Young Romans) Best Councillor: Madoda Citwa (Major Chiefs) Best Administrator: Nceba Thomas (ZWIFA deputy president) Most disciplined player: Siyabonga Mabiza (Young Romans) Most disciplined team: (Young Romans) Most improved team: Major Chiefs (Premier League) Best team in Super League: Soweto Angels Most improved Super League Team: Zwide Hotspurs
Shooting Stars wins challenge SELBY MADIKANE
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Some of the Shooting Stars netball team players.
Get ready for AfriSave 42.2km THE annual Afri-Save Marathon is around the corner and runners from Uitenhage and surrounding areas are getting ready to run. The 42.2km marathon will be taking place on Saturday, September 3 with the start at 6am at Muir College sport fields. This race, previously known as the Goodyear Marathon, is being run as the Afri-Save Marathon for the third year running. The 42.2km marathon is a qualifier for the 2012 Two Oceans and Comrades marathons. To provide extra entertainment and fun there will also be a 10km and 5km fun run for those who are not quite ready yet to tackle the 42.2km marathon. The minimum age on race day is 15 years for the 10km race and 9 years for the 5km race. Only runners in the marathon and 10km fun run will qualify for medals, but T-shirts will be awarded to the first 200 entrants in all three races. The day promises entertainment for the whole family and various prizes will be up for grabs, not only for the runners, but for spectators too. Spectators will stand the chance to win a daytrip for four people to the luxurious, five star Kwantu Private Game Reserve. Entry forms can be obtained from Brian Bands, The Footballer and Sportsman’s Warehouse in Port Elizabeth. In Uitenhage entry forms are available at Brockett Sports. Entry closes on Wednesday, August 31 at 4pm at participating stores. For more info call Margie at 0 082 547 5413 or Liz at 0 072 226 2618.
FANS turned out in droves when three local netball teams took on one another at Malcomson Street in Zwide township during their tournament on August 13. The tournament was played on a point system with the team with the most points being crowned the champions. The results were as follows: * Shooting Stars 10-7 Mighty Tigers * Teenagers 5-10 Shooting Stars * Mighty Tigers 6-11 Teenagers.
Salvation Army to host fun run in aid of the needy THE Salvation Army in Port Elizabeth will be hosting a Fun Run next month in aid of the needy. The run is over 5 km and will start at the Lawson Brown Valley Fields in Roosevelt Road, Glendinningvale on September 10. Participants can walk or run the 5 km race
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Everyone a winner at Mighty Birds Tournament SELBY MADIKANE KWADWESI’s Mighty Birds organised a successful two-day soccer tournament at Wolfson Stadium from August 13 to 14. According to tournament organiser Thembelani Blou, eleven teams from the poorest communities took part in their “Everyone is the winner” competition which saw clubs getting a set of strip each. “Our fundamental objective was to make sure that the teams which do not have kit benefit from this tournament,” said Blou. He added that the teams were divided into a round robin format with all the group leaders
heading to the semi-finals. In the first semi-finals, Big Bafana FC pipped FC Winners 5-2 while in the last semi-finals Real Aces FC beat Eastcape Midlands College 4-3. Bafana FC lifted the trophy when they earned a hard-fought 4-2 victory on penalties against Aces after they played 2-2 in full-time score. Bafana’s goals came courtesy of Mandisile Nyiki and Lwazi Kwanini, with Ndumiso Mamba and Luzuko Matshobongwana scoring for Aces FC. Bafana FC received a floating trophy plus 20 medals. One of the tournament organisers, Ndimphiwe Matshoba thanked the teams, fans and the referees for ensuring the tournament’s success.
Chasing after the ball are Vulumzi High School (in blue) and Ndyebo High School (in black), while Ndyebo High School’s defender aims to get boot to ball. Photo: Selby Madikane
Hani Memorial Schools Tourney SELBY MADIKANE
High School * Ncedo High School 0-1 Mfesane High School * Vulumzi High School had a bye. Boys results: * Ncedo High School 1-0 Mfesane High School * Motherwell High School 0-2 Douglas Mbopha High * Vulumzi High 2(5) - 2(6) Ndyebo High (the game was decided on penalties).
MOTHERWELL High Schools played spectacular games during the Chris Hani Memorial Cup under-18 Schools knock-out tournament played at NU8 Community soccer grounds on August 17. The tournament was played by boys and girls in a knock-out system. Girls results: * Ndyebo High School w/o - 0 Soqhayisa
Metro Super League Men’s basketball NELSON MANDELA Metropolitan University (Vista Campus) Sports Arena was full to its rafters during the Metro Super League Men’s Basketball clashes on August 14. Fans were kept on their feet when PE Com-
ets deservedly beat Makana Spears 86-77. In another thrilling clash NMMU narrowly overcame Gemineyez 68-62 while in the last match NMMU continued with their winning streak when they hacked Trojans 60-40.
Displaying the medals and trophy are Khayalethu Kona, Thebisile Peyi and Monday Gysman who are Flanked by Ndimphiwe Matshoba (left and Thembelani Blou. Photo: Selby Madikane
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