Page 1

– Cylinders rebored – Crankshafts reground – Con-rods resized – Cyl-heads skimmed – Cyl-heads overhauled – Aluminium welding Plus a variety of reconditioned cylinder heads And crankshafts for sale

39 Hart Street, Sidwell,Port Elizabeth 6001 Tel 041 453 3226 DAVE - 082 774 1328 MARK - 082 451 8501 1AYNL2579-310811-PX-eb-wsquard

55 000 COPIES WEEKLY Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2

Female pilot makes history in EC

6

Lira to perform at The Boardwalk

12

City Lads takes top honours

0 041 503 6111

) 525

Fax: 041 503 6220

2 express@media24.com

www.pe-express.co.za

Editor: Bettie Giliomee

Modern clinic for New Brighton NCEBA DLADLA THERE was jubilation and excitement as members of the Nelson Mandela Bay Health Directorate, Ward Councillors, Community Police Forum (CPF) members and members of the community attended a sod-turning ceremony last Friday of a new clinic for the people of New Brighton which will be built at a cost of R3,5 million. The builders Ulutsha Construction Company has been appointed and the construction of this new modern-day clinic is estimated at R2,5 million. State-of-the-art equipment and medicines to the tune of R1 million will also be available. This follows an outcry from members of the community who felt they needed a new health facility because the clinic at Tshangana Street was described by them as small, dilapidated and a health hazard to both the staff and residents. “There was a huge need for a facility like this - a facility that would cater for the health needs of people from Tshangana and Gunguluza Streets, Avenue A and some parts of Qaqawuli and Kwazakhele,” said an overjoyed Ward 17 Councillor Ncediso Captain. “People complained about this facility and they were right. It was not in a good enough condition to provide a service to them,” added Cllr. Captain. Councillor Captain said the sod-

turning event was a culmination of long processes of consultation between the municipality and the concerned residents who were now very happy about the prospect of a new clinic. Health Portfolio Head Councillor Pat Ndlovu was also enthralled by the developments “that will surely make life easy for the people of the area,” she told PE Express Indaba. “People will continue to use this clinic for serious ailments such as HIV/Aids and TB. Here they will be receiving treatment, counselling, ARVs and other medication. This is indeed good service delivery,” said Cllr. Ndlovu. Project Manager Jerry Baartman pointed out that there will be enough space to provide for private consultations between doctors and patients. The facility, he added, will have ample space for parking and will provide security for both residents and staff. “We’ll protect this clinic. Nobody will come and steal building materials during the course of construction or medicines when construction is complete. “As community crime busters, we also want to assure residents that it will be safe to come to this clinic anytime of the day,” said CPF chairperson Thembinkosi Malgas. Ward Councillors Nomonde Mhlobiso and Noncedo Ngqondi, together with ANC Health Committee Chairperson Tlotliso Khoali and his Deputy Boniswa Tom gave messages of support.

Join the PE Express on Facebook

Councillors Pat Ndlovu (left with spade) and Ncediso Captain (right with spade) turned the sod of the new clinic in Tshangana Street, New Brighton last Friday. They were joined at the ceremony by other councillors, health representatives, mem­ bers of the CPF, contractors and residents. Photo: Nceba Dladla

Municipal services back to normal NCEBA DLADLA ALL municipal services are expected to be back to normal from today as the South African Municipal Union (Samwu) national strike is over. This was said by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal spokesperson Kupido Baron following yesterday’s (Tuesday) reports on national television that the two-and-half week strike by Samwu was over. “Today (Tuesday) most of the services are back but as from tomorrow (Wednesday) we are expecting all our services back to

50 MELBROOKS AVENUE UITENHAGE, 6230

TEL 041 992 2443 / FAX 041 992 6520

Trading Hours:

Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday 7:30am - 2pm Open on Public Holidays

(PTY) LTD

normal,” said Baron. Baron said the Samwu strike has had no major impact in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro as most of the services were available. He said the principle of “no work no pay” would be used for the workers who took part in the industrial action. Meanwhile, Samwu Nelson Mandela Bay chairperson Gerald Fundani referred PE Express Indaba to the union’s Eastern Cape Provincial Secretary, Siphiwo Ndunyana, who was not available for comment as he was locked up in meetings during several attempts to interview him on his mobile phone.

AY D N SU Y ONL

SUNDAY SPECIAL Bonnita Longlife Milk

www.afri-save.co.za

1 x 1lt

6,99

NOW BIGGER AND BETTER!! Won Venter Buy at the right PRICE, at the right PLACE – ALL CUSTOMERS WELCOME! Won Defy Trailer Competition

WIN R500 VOUCHER!

Promotion Valid From 31 August - 6 September 2011

Maq Washing Powder

White Star Maize Meal

5 x 150g

1 x 10kg

14,99

39,89

WIN R500 VOUCHER!

PRICES VALID WHILES STOCKS LAST. E&OE

Everyday Baked Beans

Cadbury Chocolate Eclairs

12 x 410g

1 x 60’s

38,99

7,99

WIN R500 VOUCHER!

Washing Machine

Joosy Chews assorted

Crispa Oil Gold

1 x 100’s

1 x 20l

4,89 339,99 1AYNHYK79-310811-PX-eb-afri


2

NEWS/NUUS

INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, 31 AUGUST 2011

Local lady makes history as female commercial pilot NCEBA DLADLA PORT ELIZABETH’s Oyama Matomela has made history by being the first female pilot produced by the Eastern Cape Department of Transport. Matomela (19), of Sherwood, last week qualified as a Commercial Pilot after completing her studies and obtaining her licence at the internationally acclaimed 43 Air School in Port Alfred. “We salute this young woman who worked very hard in a male dominated environment and made full use of the opportunity she was offered by the Department through our bursary scheme,” said an elated MEC for Transport, Thandiswa Marawu. This former Collegiate High School matriculant who is also celebrating a job offer from the SAPS Air Wing is the fourth student to be awarded a pilot’s bursary by this Department and the first female to do so, according to HRD Director Nomvuyo Bono. “In the previous years we had only male

applicants for the pilot’s bursary. Matomela is our first female applicant and the first to qualify at only 19 years of age. As the department, we are very proud of her record breaking achievement,” said Bono. This being Women’s Month, the MEC Marawu believes Matomela’s achievement should serve as an inspiration to other young girls in the province and country. Speaking to PE Express Indaba last week Matomela could not hide her excitement either. “I am so excited. This whole thing is overwhelming,” said Matomela, adding that she always knew that she would be a pilot one day. Asked to explain, she said as a child her aunt used to take her on tours to the Port Elizabeth Airport and she was fascinated by planes “and especially the pilots.” When they had a project called the Working Experience in Grade 11 at school, she added, she chose to work at 43 Air School in Port Alfred where the whole thing was perfected. And, as they say, the rest is now history.

A ready to fly Oyama Matomela (19) of Sherwood in Port Elizabeth is a very proud Pilot. She is the first female to be produced by the EC Department of Transport’s bursary scheme. Photo: Nceba Dladla

First year NMMU Bcom Ac­ counting student Zoleka Eso­ na Mtila won the top spot in the SA Institute of Chartered Ac­ countants (Saica) Leadership Summit in Johannesburg about a week ago. Photo: Supplied.

NMMU student comes out tops at leadership summit NCEBA DLADLA A WELL-written article in the form of a letter written to a grade 8 pupil giving advice on career options, is what won a Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) B.Com. Accounting first-year student a top spot at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) student Leadership Summit recently. Zoleka Mtila joined 24 other students from Saica accredited universities from across the country at the FNB Conference Learning Centre in Johannesburg where she had the opportunity to mingle with senior business leaders at the summit. Speaking about this essay competition which was in its third year, Saica’s Senior Executive for Professional Development, Transformation and Growth, Chantyl Mulder said the aim was to emphasise the flexibility, potential and status of the country’s Char-

tered Accountancy qualification. She was hoping that it would further inspire the students to persevere with their studies and complete their official training requirement. Mtila won a laptop to the value of R10 000 sponsored by Softline Pastel. “When I entered the competition my aim wasn’t winning but to make the final cut to be here today to meet the industry leaders. I am very happy that I have won though and have taken home a lot of lessons from the sessions we had at the summit. It is the experience we got that matters,” enthused Mtila. “We want to create future business leaders. Communication and the ability to write is a critical skill - people need to be able to communicate and express themselves eloquently. In our profession, written communication is extremely important,”said Mulder, adding that they were absolutely amazed and astounded by the quality of the essays.


INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011

3

NEWS/NUUS

Algoa FM goes casual for Autism INDABA REPORTER LOCAL radio station Algoa FM will also be taking part in Casual Day on Friday with proceeds of their casual day going towards Autism Eastern Cape. This is in support of the station’s human resources manager Thuli Mtila, who has a nine-year-old autistic son. She is a founder of a township support group for autistic children, and also serves on the Autism Eastern Cape Committee. Casual Day, on September 2, offers South Africans one day in the year where they can wear what they want and it is acceptable. The 2011 campaign will be

marked with outfits that made rock ’n roll stars famous over the years. This can be outfits inspired by favourtie bands from any era – from rock ’n roll to soul – from hippie to hip hop – from punk to Pavarotti or hard rock to reggae. It is, however, important to remember that one will only be a real rockstar on Casual Day if they are wearing the official Casual Day sticker, which costs R10. 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.

Dressing up for casual day on Friday are, from the left, Algoa FM Fastlane presenters Lauren Mungur and Wayne Hart, with the station’s human resources manager Thuli Mtila. Photo: Siyathetha Communications

Painting Eastern Cape green with glamour THE Miss Earth South Africa campaign will be introduced to the Eastern Cape for further exploration, activation and green discovery.

they are faced with environmentally as South Africans and as citizens of Earth. Successful regional entrants will make their way to the final national rounds during 2012, which will This competition, in associasee them doing extensive tion with Consol, is in its tenth green community projects, year. This leadership proglass awareness, glass recygramme and initiative for cling and sustainable living young South African women is activities. This programme at the forefront of creating a is proudly endorsed by sevmuch needed awareness, emeral green agency’s such as powering and educating young SANParks, National Energy women and children alike. Efficiency Agency, CEF, “We are very excited to exWWF, SANCCOB, Cape Natend our green mark in the ture, SESSA and supported beautiful province of the Eastby City of Cape Town to ern Cape as part of our legacy name a few. journey in 2012,” said National Winners stand in line to Director, Catherine Constantiwin prizes from Jane Iredale nides. “The Eastern Cape has the skin care make-up, Bijan been a region that we have not Boutique Hairdressing, JoJo had the opportunity to actively Tanks, Elchim, Colette Deengage with and we believe signer Garments, and a fully that our programme will benepaid international trip to the fit and excite young people of Miss Earth 2012. Enter now, Former finalist Ziphozakhe Zokufa. Photo: this province and we will leave log on to www.missearthSUPPLIED a positive sustainable green sa.co.za and download the footprint”. entry form. The Eastern This September sees the call for young women from Cape regional’s close on September 19 and the regionacross the Eastern Cape to enter and take part in an al event will take place at the annual JBay Dive Fest opportunity of a lifetime. This platform will allow and Shell Festival in Jeffrey’s Bay on October 1, young women of society to embrace the challenges For further details, call 0 082 505 0664.

Parents of baby sought

Father of baby girl sought

Anyone with details pertaining to the whereabouts of the parents of Mphelele Dyani Booi (date of birth unknown) who was found near MTR Smit Children’s Home on May 5, 2010 are asked to contact social worker Simthandile Ngcungca at 0 041 406 5760.

Anyone with details pertaining to the whereabouts of “Ncedisa” the father of a baby girl Avethandwa Dyeshana (born 2807-2011), please contact the social worker in question, Denise at 0 041 360 0302 with regards to the adoption of the child.

PE Express Indaba Ombud

EXPERIENCE A CHANGE WITH IN ONE DAY!!

ACCORDING to the editorial policy of the PE Express Indaba, we invite readers to comment on mistakes in the newspaper and shall correct significant errors as soon as possible. Send info to the ombudsman of Media24’s Community Press, George Claassen, at george.claasen@media24. com or call him at 0 021 851 3232. Readers can also contact the SA Press Ombudsman at 0 011 484 3612/8 or e-mail ombudsman@presscouncil.org.za.

With only R150, this prominent spiritual man exposed all my past, recent and future misfortunes before my very eyes. My wife had walked out of my life with our kids. Worse still, I had worked for almost 15 years but no progress definitely I was an ill-fated man. But you won't believe that the day I picked up myself to go out and meet him, a smile returned to my face. I had that sunny day again from a fateful man to yet again a projecting businessman. Thanks to Dr. Mandla.

Dr Mandla

074 786 4591 1AZ0BHV79-310811-PX-drmandla

Furniture 4 U

Quality Double B/Sets

from

R1 195

Telefunken 51cm TV

R995

Sinotec 42" HD TV

R4 995

CASH DISCOUNT, LAY-BUYS & ACCOUNTS 083 621 9188

041 977 6111

Defy 13kg Twin Tub W/units Metalic

R2 295

from

R995

4pce Lounge Suites

FREE COFFEE TABLE With Every Lounge Suite

from

R1 995

CASH FOR YOUR 2ND HAND GOODS

Shop 6 KwaNobuhle Shopping Centre Uitenhage

6242 1AZ0NKQ79-310811-PX-furniture


4

NEWS/NUUS

INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, 31 AUGUST 2011

Imfama ikhokelela ezinye iimfama kubomi obungcono RIAAN MARAIS KWEZI nyanga zili-10 zigqithileyo, uSonwabo Somyali (26) ubefundisa ubuchule bokuqala kwiimfama zaKwaNobuhle. Le mizamo yenziwa mikhulu ngakumbi kukuba naye sele eneminyaka eli-9 engasaboni yaye olu qeqesho uluhlawulela ngepokotho yakhe. “Ngenyanga kaNovemba nyakenye ndaqaphela ukuba alukho uqeqesho olulungiselelwe abantu abaziimfama kule ndawo. Ndabona kulungile ukuba kubekho umntu owenza into ngale nto,” utsho encume olukaBhlankethe lo kaSomyali ngaphaya kwezo ndondo zakhe zimnyama. “Ngethuba esengumfundi kwisikolo samabanga aphezulu iGelvandale High, uSomyali wayesisiquququ suka wenzakala kumdlalo wombhoxo waba njalo uyatyhaphaka. Iimeko zibange ukuba aye kuhlala nezihlobo apho KwaNobuhle. “Ndithemba ukuba ukwenzakala kwam kwaba licebo likaThixo lokuba ndiye kunika ithemba kubantu baKwaNobuhle. Boncedwa ngubani xa bengena kuncedwa ndim?” Uthi seso sizathu esabangela ukuba asungule umbutho iHelp the Blind and Partially Sighted Society (HEBSO) ekupheleni konyaka ophelileyo. Apha uSomyali ebambisene na-

manye amavolontiyba aqeqesha abantu abaziimfama abamalunga nama-30 abaphakathi kwe-16 ukuya kuma 55 eminyaka ubudala nabahamba ngokuzithemba ngee-walking sticks, bebafundisa ukupheka, ukwenza imisebenzi yezandla nokufunda i-Braille. Abantwana abaminyaka ingaphantsi kwe-16 bona bancediswa ukuba bamkeleke kwispecial schools nezizikolo ezilungiselelwe bona. UCybil Pram (47) owatyhaphaka kwiminyaka emihlanu eyadlulayo ngomnye wabafundi abadala bakaSomyali. Uthi ufunde ukuba akwazi ukuhamba ngokulula endlwini yakhe nokuba apheke ukutya okuvuzisa izinkcwe. Kungokunje umaxhaphetshu ufunda iBraille yaye uthi umzuzu ngamnye yincamisa-mxhelo. “Ngaphandle kukaSonwabo bendingasayi kuze ndikwazi ukuziphilela. Kukhulu endimbonga ngako,” utshilo okaPram. USomyali nongumthandi ongagungqiyo wezemidlalo, uthi uyayikhumbula imihla yokuzibandakabnya nomdlalo wombhoxo. “Ingathi alusaqali ukhuphiswano lwendebe yehlabathi yomdlalo webhola wombhoxo yaye mna ndixhasa amabhokobhoko,” utsho echulumancile okaSomyali. Eyona nto iyinkohla kuSomyali noogxa bakhe abangamavolontiya kwi-HEBSO yile yokuba besebenzisa imali yabo yesibonelelo sokhubazeko ukuqhuba amaphulo abo kule projekthi.

The blind Sonwabo Somyali runs a training centre for the blind in KwaNobuhle. One of his oldest pupils is learning Braille at the age of 47. Photo: Riaan Marais

New KFC Streetwise Gazatha brings any two people together

JHB 31851

Spring Specials Western Digital 2.5” Portable HDD 500Gb R575.00 ea. R899.00 ea. 1TB

Transcend Flash Drives 4Gb R49.00 ea. 8Gb R99.00 ea. 16Gb R199.00 ea. Philips Monitor 18.5” LCD R799.00 ea Gigabyte Q1500M Laptop Intel Celeron Dual Core T3500 2Gb DDR3 RAM 320 GB HDD Windows 7 Starter Office 2010 Starter 15.6”LED Screen

Get 2 pieces of chicken, 6 hot Zinger wings, large pap and one regular gravy at R39.90 for two people to share – that’s under 20 bucks per person. Now that’s Kleva.

R2999.00ea.

Strictly While Stocks Last Visit Our Website For More Amazing Deals

www.computergadgets.co.za

1AYSUVQ79-310811-PX-ck-pcseconds


INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011

5

NEWS/NUUS

‘Don’t waste time’ – Cancer survivors inspire VERA SCHOEMAN IN black culture, many cancer victims take refuge in sangomas and traditional remedies. But a teacher who survived breast and lung cancer wants to encourage victims to seek scientifically proven treatment. “The longer one waits, the more time goes to waste. And in the fight against cancer, time is of the essence. The earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the larger the chance of survival.” This is according to Ms Lerato Mtengwana who talked at a recent function held at the Red Location Museum in Port Elizabeth in celebration of survivors of cancer. It was the first time that these annual celebrations were held in a black suburb. Mtengwana said she was very healthy when she was teaching in George and discovered a lump in her breast one morning in 2009. “It didn’t hurt at all, but I knew instinctively that I had to go to the doctor. “After numerous tests he said my breast had to be removed immediately.” She told with tears in her eyes about her two-year battle against cancer, her fear of dying and the realisation that she herself played an integral part in her healing. “You can either crawl into a corner and feel sorry for yourself while asking God why he let it happen to you or you can stand up believe that you will survive and use the opportunity to strengthen your character”. According to Mtengwana, who recently was diagnosed with lung cancer, she met wonderful people during her illness and she uses her own experience to encourage others. “People, especially in my culture, have a holy fear of cancer and its western

Nicolette Dennis, Lindsay Ziehl and Lerato Mtengwana shared their stories of hope and inspiritation at a cancer survivor celebration function held recently at the Red Location Museum in Port ELizabeth Photo: WERNER HILLS treatment. Because I have been through it, I can take them by the hand and guide them through it”. Mrs Nicolette Dennis received a bone marrow transplant in 2008 after

miobic fibrosis was diagnosed. “I was suddenly confronted by my own vulnerability and mortality. “But a positive attitude, support from family and friends, trust in

God, shared grief, amazing doctors and medical treatment carried me to where I stand today”. Mrs Lindsay Ziehl (62) has beaten cancer twice and said she has an im-

portant message for people who see cancer as a death sentence: After years of research a vast spectrum of effective treatments is available in the battle against cancer”.


6

NEWS/NUUS

INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, 31 AUGUST 2011

Send your news to PE Express Indaba at:

Indaba Art & Entertainment

Tel: 0 041 503 6111 Fax: 041 503 6220 E-mail: express@media24.com

Lira at The Boardwalk ON October 8 and 9, popular Afro Jazz singer and songwriter Lira will per­ form in Port Elizabeth at The Board­ walk’s Opskop area.The talented 29­ year old has become a South African legend, with several awards and number one hits under her belt. She prefers not to be closely typecast to any specific music genre and prefers freedom of expression.Acclaimed as an accomplished songwriter, she aims to write and perform music that is sincere, empowering and never neg­ ative. She calls them honest and from her soul. Tickets for her show are available from Computicket and cost between R110 and R170. The show starts at 4pm.

A good taste of wine brought a smile as a patron caught by the camera during last year’s Imbizo Events Wine Tasting Festival in Red Location, New Brighton suggests. Photo: Supplied

Good wine showcased at Red Location Museum

Photo: Supplied

NCEBA DLADLA

Win with Lindt Creations LINDT chocolate is currently running its Lindt Creations Festival in selected Spar stores giving fans a special opportunity to sample the delectable Creations range. The festival ends on September 4. In celebration one lucky PE Express reader can this week win a Lindt Creations hamper to the value of R400 (see bottom of story). The Lindt Master Swiss Chocolatiers have created an outstanding range with the introduction of Creations - Lindt’s most creative, indulgently-filled chocolate sensations. The Creations range offers six dessert chocolate choices that present all the pleasure of the most famous desserts combined with the finest Lindt chocolate. From the Mousse Milk, Mousse Dark, Mousse White,

Crème Brulee and Tiramisu slabs as well as the exquisite Creations pralines, the Creations range offers a delicious alternative to your usual dessert choices. The “mousse au chocolat” Creations Mousse Milk, Dark and White tablets, offers a sophisticated recipe, including very careful handling to maintain the “airiness” in the bar. Lindt Creations Petits Dessert Crème Brûlée, delivers the unique taste of a fine Crème Brûlée with crispy caramel pieces, encased in the finest Lindt chocolate, while the Lindt Petits Dessert Tiramisu, an extra-fine milk chocolate with a Tiramisu centre, contains a creamy filling with dark truffle, crunchy biscuit and coffee. The chocolate masters have also added an exciting dark chocolate twist to this indulgent

range by introducing Creations 70% Cacao. This harmonious recipe combines a 70% cacao extra-fine dark chocolate with a double-filling choice of: smooth chocolate truffle, irresistibly creamy orange or the combination of chili and cherry. . For the second week running, Lindt is spoiling one lucky reader with the chance to win the ultimate chocolate indulgence – a special Lindt Creations hamper valued at R400. Simply SMS the keyword Lindt to 0 45527 before 12 noon on Tuesday, September 6. Each SMS costs R1,50. Winners will be notified telephonically. See competition rules below. Please note that the closing date for last week’s competition was incorrectly given as August 23. The correct date was Tuesday, August 30.

‘PE EXPRESS’ COMPETITION RULES S The competition is not open to Media 24 employees and their family members. S To enter for any competition simply SMS the keyword provided and your name to 45527 before the specified date and time. S Each SMS costs R1.50 and you can enter as many times as you wish. S One winner will be randomly selected by means of an automated system. S The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. S The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. S Winners will be notified telephonically. S Phone 0 041 503 6059 for more information regarding competitions.

PORT ELIZABETH will be abuzz this September as the second Wine Festival is scheduled to take place at the Red Location Museum in New Brighton township from September 22 to 24. This wine-tasting event is the brainchild of Imbizo Events Chief Executive Officer Mutse Mfuleni to educate and entertain the emerging wine market which is young and accomplished professionals in the township. It is expected to draw patrons from far and wide. “We identified a need for New Brighton to shine. Our aim is that its residents will for three days take pride and ownership of its history as September is Heritage Month,” said Mfuleni. Mfuleni assured patrons from across Nelson Mandela Bay and the Eastern Cape province that South African Award-winning wines will be on offer at the event meant to “commemorate and reso-

nate the African Heritage” whilst at the same time celebrating Tourism Month. “We had a good attendance last year, hence we decided to make this an annual event. What was most gratifying was to see people from all racial lines coming together to celebrate the taste of a good wine, food and music” said Key Accounts manager, Thenjiwe Mjuleni. A Port Alfred-based Hospitality school STENDEN will give talks on food and wine pairing to spice up the event while a repertoire of music from Pop, Hip Hop and Jazz will be on offer. “There will not be security hazards during the event. People will park their cars before the event and return to fetch them safely afterwards,” promised Mjuleni, adding that shuttle taxis could also be arranged to take people to and from nearby destinations. “We shuttled people from the Boardwalk Casino in Summerstrand last year and there is no reason why we cannot do it this year if the need arises,”

Live gospel show to be recorded at NMMU Born in Kwa-Nobuhle, Uitenhage, gospel singer, Zweli Ndlazi, an evangelist at Hope Ministries International, will be collaborating with other local musicians in a live recording of his show, Zweli Lijah Ndlazi - Prophets Journey with God. The COP Band, a 14 piece band, also from Uitenhage, as well as seven vocalists from Nelson Mandela Bay will be performing alongside Ndlazi. The live recording of the show will take place in the NMMU South Campus Auditorium on September 3 under the musical directorship of Siyasanga Dikana from the NMMU. Above and Beyond Sound and Keyframe Media Video will see to the audiovisual aspects of the show. Tickets cost R100 (limited seats) and R50 respectively. For more information call 083 745 0762 or 076 792 1404. Zweli Ndlazi. Photo: Supplied


INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011

SHOP 103 PIER14 SHOPPING CENTRE NORTH END Tel: 041 484 5303

JOOMAS

ALOE MALL OLD PERM BUILDING

CALEDON STREET PARKING BEHIND MALL

UITENHAGE TEL: 041 922 5169

SALE STARTS WED 31 / 08 / 11

STOCK CLEARANCE SALE

R19 99 MINI OVENS 20L

R329 99

R4 99

From

R329

R369 99 COFFEE MUGS

BROOMS

R9

99

CUSHION VINYL 2m Wide

R1999 4 PCE CANISTER SET Stainless Steel

R99

99

VILLAGE TUMBLERS

Tel: 041 363 8481

Prices Valid While Stocks Last

TRAVELLING MUG

5 LEVER MORTICE LOCKS

R59 99

20's each

MICROWAVE OVENS 17L

28L

4 for

99

TV TROLLIES

R14 99 STAINLESS STEEL BREAD BINS 00

Small

R6999 Large

R9999 IRONING BOARDS 42 inch

R10 00

DVD PLAYER with built in USB & memory card

R19 99

per meter

Pack of 6

HAIRCLIPPERS

R199

R29

99

R5999

R9 99 LADIES PUMPS

LADIES WINTER CAPS

All colours/ All sizes from

From

ASST. BRAS

R29

99

HOODED JACKETS Sizes S-4XL

All colours

KETTLES

MENS SOCKS from

from

99

R3999

R14

R9 99

99 99each

Pack of 4

HANGERS Pack of 20

TV AERIALS

from

R59 99

R9 99

ENTRANCE MATS

PEEL & STICK TILES

R19

sq metre

MOON LOCKS

R29

99

90 mm

R39

99

Plays USB & Memory Card

25L

R19

from

POT SETS

R79 99 COMPUTER DESK

7 inch

99

99

from

90L

R49

R19 99 HAND PAINTED PLATES

from

50L

R29

R9 99

from

99

each

OVAL BASINS 70 mm

BOOM BOXES

R19

99

R4999

R239

99

99

R5 99

R99 99 BOWLS Handpainted

each

12L STAINLESS STEEL BINS R99 99 20L

R149 99

9 inch

R7

R4 99

30L

R199 99

99

ONLY AVAILABLE AT GREENACRES

DUST PAN & BRUSH SET

KITCHEN CURTAINS

READY TO HANG CURTAINS

THROWS

R999

DOUBLE BED BLANKETS

R79 99

from

R19 99

3m

5m

R19 99

R12999

from

R9999

STOCK CLEARANCE SALE

STOCK CLEARANCE SALE

STAINLESS STEEL Tea/Coffee/Sugar

EXTRA STRONG PLASTIC PEGS

4 RING ROAD GREENACRES (Between Greyhound & Jumbo)

STOCK CLEARANCE SALE

20 LT BUCKETS WITH LID

7

NEWS/NUUS

PRICES VALID WHILE STOCKS LAST MANY MANY MORE INSTORE SPECIALS

E&OE

1AZ0C2V79-310811-PX-joomas


8

NEWS/NUUS

INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, 31 AUGUST 2011

Send your news to PE Express Indaba at:

Indaba School News

Tel: 0 041 503 6111 Fax: 041 503 6220 E-mail: express@media24.com

Education department donates soccer balls to schools SELBY MADIKANE

55 000 COPIES WEEKLY

PE Express Indaba is published by Media24 Newspapers, printed by Paarl Coldset and distributed by On The Dot Distribution News

Advertising

Editor: Bettie Giliomee 0 041 503 6057 Reporter: Nceba Dladla 0 041 503 6111; 0 082 784 1912 E-mail: express@media24.com

Manager: Tasmia Ismail 0 041 503 6013

Display advertisements

Kruven Kerspay 0 041 503 6015; 0 074 212 3793 E-mail: kruven.kerspay@opkoerante.co.za Sisanda Yako 0 041 503 6005; 0 078 431 5805

Classified advertisements Princess Ndema: 041 503 6030 princess.ndema@opkoerante.co.za

NELSON Mandela Bay Schools, playing an active role in the Department of Sports’s drive towards mass participation in sports, were recently rewarded with a donation of soccer balls by the Department of Education. According to the Department’s sports coordinator, Thobeka Ma-

troos, the donation of balls is in line with Minister of Sports, Fikile Mbalula’s programme to encourage mass participation in sports. South African Schools Football Association president, Simphiwe Mkangelwa, thanked the Department of Education for the donation and at the same time urged educators to keep their learners motivated to be active participants in sport.

PE Express Indaba Distribution A total of 55 000 copies of PE Express Indaba is distributed every Wednesday to homes in KwaNobuhle, Khayalitsha, Motherwell, Bethelsdorp, Kwadwesi, KwaZakhele, New Brighton, Soweto On Sea, Veeplaas, Zwide and Gqebera. Commuters will be able to get the Indaba at selected taxi ranks in these areas.

Ombudsman for Indaba According to the editorial policy of the PE Express Indaba, we invite readers to comment on mistakes in the newspaper and shall correct significant errors as soon as possible. Send info to the ombudsman of Media24’s Community Press, George Claassen, at george.claasen@me-dia24. com or call him at 0 021 851 3232. Readers can also contact the SA Press Ombudsman at 0 011 484 3612/8 or e-mail ombudsman@presscouncil.org.za.

Opinions and views express in advertisements, news reports and columns are not necessarily those of the PE Express Indaba, its publishers, printers and staff. Please note that all advertisements are exempt from error and omission.

Kraft Foods R3m project to refurbish PE schools welcome NCEBA DLADLA MORALE is high at a Port Elizabeth township school after its total refurbishment by a local company, Kraft Foods. Zwide township’s Daniels Primary School in Haya Street, is one of the five schools that benefited from Kraft Foods’ Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative offered in partnership with the office of Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor as well as the Departments of Public Works and Education. Other schools that benefited from this R3 million deal are Cingani High School, Fumis’ukoma Primary (both from Motherwell), De Vos Malan Primary (Schauderville) and Fontein Primary Schools from Gelvandale. “We have a partnership with the office of the mayor and the Departments of Public Works and Education for us to assist in the refurbishment of these schools and the building of more classrooms, ablution facilities, libraries and administrative blocks,” said Kraft Food Corporate Affairs and Communications Di-

rector, Patricia Senne. Speaking at the official handing over of the schools in a function graced by the presence of the MEC for Education, Mandla Makupula, at Cillie High School last week, Senne said the project was part of Kraft Food’s contribution to the betterment of the lives of school children from poor communities - because government, they believe, cannot do it alone. Kraft Foods spent R1 million per annum in three years to refurbish the five schools, according to Senne. “Kraft Foods renovated 15 of our classrooms, converted two classrooms into a hall. They built a minilibrary, a Grade R class, an office and administration block as well as toilets for teachers and pupils,” said an elated school principal Margaret Mvane. Mvane said this total transformation in education was a much needed boost for Daniels Primary, a no-fee school because of the rife unemployment and abject poverty in the area. This act of goodwill by Kraft Foods is a Godsend, she added. “We are so proud! This has changed the environment at our school and given a boost to the mo-

rale of teachers. Without a doubt, as the accounting officer, I can safely say that this is not a wasted investment. The performance of our school will be greatly enhanced,” said Mvane. A library will surely help the pupils in their research and performance in all their Learning Areas, believes the Intermediate Phase HOD Zandile Tata. “This library will help us improve our children’s reading and understanding of text. They will improve in their language proficiency and debates as well. Surely, the lives of our pupils will never be the same,” said Tata earlier. Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Zanoxolo Wayile, thanked Kraft Foods for being loyal to the agreement establishment with his predecessor Nondumiso Maphazi. With such partnerships with leading companies as Kraft Food, the mayor said, government can tackle the challenges, legacies and difficulties confronting the education sector and that the education system in this country can produce good leaders and valued professionals like doctors, lawyers and engineers.

Like the PE Express on Facebook

Nelson Mandela bay teachers receive soccer balls from officials of the Department of Education. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

Ikwayala ye­Sunday School icela amalizo ngezimali SELBY MADIKANE UKUPHUMA kwindawo ehluphekileyo akukhange kube ngumqobo phambi kwekwayala yeSunday School kwibandla iWill of God Ministries ukuba ingalizalisekisi iphupha layo. Ezityand’igila kwi-PE Express Indaba, umseki wale kwayala nokwayi-conductor uMaud Masisa uthe bawa bevuka befuna imali yokubancedisa ukuba bathenge iyunifom. Uthe le kwayala neyasungulwa ngomnyaka ka2008 ubukhulu becala yenziwa nga-

bantwana besikolo. “Oyena mceli-mngeni mkhulu sijamelene nawo ngulo wokungakwazi ukuthenga iyunifom. Abazali bababantwana abaninzi abaphangeli. Nangona kunjalo, aba bantwana babonakalisa ukuzimisela okumandla ngokunjalo nomdla,” utshilo okaMasisa. “Sixhomekeke kumalizo ukuthutha amalungu ale kwayala nendiqinisekayo ukuba xa ubani eweva ecula, akanakutsho ukuba aphuma kwindawo ehlwempuzekileyo.” OkaMasisa angafumaneka kulo mnxeba:0 083 544 8580.

The Will of God Ministries Sunday School choir.

Photo: Selby Madikane


INDABA NEWS•NUUS WOENSDAG, AUGUSTUS 31, 2011

9

NEWS/NUUS

23A PICKERING ST, NEWTON PARK, PE TEL 041 363 6730 - FAX 041 363 6732 Website: www.rendosaudio.co.za SAMSUNG 46 INCH LED UA46D6000

3-YEAR GUARANTEE

R11 899,00

SAMSUNG PROJECTOR SPA-600

FULL HD

ALSO AVAILABLE IN 40 INCH @ R8 999,00

SAMSUNG 40 INCH LCD FULL HD LA40 D503

R4 789,00

R10 999,00

SAMSUNG 40 INCH LED TELEVISION UA40D5003 WAS: R7 999,00

R5 849,00 3-YEAR GUARANTEE

SAMSUNG 46 INCH LED UA46D5000

R8 899,00

SPECIALS

SAMSUNG 46 INCH LCD LA46D550

R3 999,00

R5 999,00

YAMAHA AVRECEIVER RXV-371 + NSP-280 SPEAKER KIT WAS: R6 999,00

NOW

R5 990,00 YAMAHA AVRECEIVER RXV371 + BOSTON A-25 5.1 SPEAKER KIT WAS: R15 900,00

R11 999,00

WIRELESS OUTDOOR IPOD SPEAKER, UP TO 100M RANGE UP TO 8 HOUR BATTERY

OUTCAST JUNIOR IPOD HI-FI

MARANTZ AVRECEIVER SR-7005 + BOWERS & WILKINS 804 NAUTILUS 5.1 SPEAKER KIT WAS: R139 000,00

MARANTZ AVRECEIVER SR-5006 + BOWERS & WILKINS CM-8 KIT 5.1 WAS: R48 000,00

MARANTZ AVRECEIVER SR-5006 + BOWERS & WILKINS 683 SPEAKER KIT 5.1 WAS: R35 000,00

R29 000,00

R10 999,00 R21 999,00 R39 999,00

R5 500,00

B&W MINI ZEPPELIN IPOD HI-FI

WITH AIRPLAY

NOW

SAMSUNG PLASMA, FULL HD 3D, 600HZ CLEAR MOTION FLOW 51 INCH: PS51D550 59 INCH: PS59D550 63 INCH: PS63C7000

R7 499,00

B&W ZEPPELIN IPOD HI-FI

WAS: R16 999,00

NOW:

R39 990,00

E&OE. SOME PRODUCTS MAY BE SIMILAR TO PICTURES

SURROUND SOUND FROM A SINGLE SPEAKER YAMAHA YHT-S400 SOUNDBAR BUILD-IN TUNER IPOD DOCK READY 3 HDMI INPUTS

WAS: R6 999,00

NOW:

R4 999,00 YAMAHA RXV-371AVRECEIVER + BOSTON SOUNDWARE XS-5.1 SPEAKER KIT

NOW:

R109 000,00 YAMAHA MCR-040 IPOD/CD/TUNER/USB MICRO HI-FI

R2 999,00

YAMAHA PDX-30 IPOD DOCK SPEAKER

R899,00

DENON AV - RECEIVER AVR-1312 + BOSTON A - 250 5.1 SPEAKER KIT WAS: R 20 900,00

WAS: R9 900,00

R7 999,00

R16 500,00

NOW:

1AYSU7V79-310811-PX-mf-rendos


10

KALAHARI ADS

Gogo Ngwali

22

Personal 100 ARAFAT & MAIL ORDER 071 140 6697

Easy way to solve problems is to contact Arafat. After a long time suffering now your problems have been solved. Come and solve your problems guaranteed. *Bring back lost lover no matter how long. *Court cases, finish loans & bonds. *Male problems & make poweful. *Pay double salary & promotion at work. *Short boys to bring money quickly. *Passion as you desire. * Boost business with WHOZA­WHOZA. *Sendawana oil for luck. *Lucky wallet for more change. *Women/ family problems. Unfinished jobs welcomed. The Herbalist is in

Port Elizabeth call: 071 140 6697 100% MAKUBULI Herbalist

My muti is you answer same day results.* Delete loans and free from loans R600. *hire magic stick to bring money into house or account R800, short boys bring money& into your house R1000, win any competition you want R450. * Duwa make your partner to think abou you R400, bring him/her back to you in 20 minutes R600, magic wallet to bring in your small business that can make you happy in your life R580. *Promotion & double your slary R420 & many more MAKUBULI Mail Order Welcome ( 071 265 1434

ACADEMY INSTITUTE

offer: 3 months ancillary health care course, with/without matric. 505 Govan Mbeki Avenue. ( 073 972 6800 or 074 510 6628

ACADEMY INSTITUTE offers: Office admin and receptionist course, Computer lesson complimentary. 505 Govan Mbeki, Lazmark House. (074 510 6628 or 073 972 6800

ACADEMY

Institute Of Computers authorized Pastel training centre. Book now for the following programs ,Pastel Express V.II ,Pastel Partner Intermediate V.II ,Pastel Advance V.II 505 Govan Mbeki , North End. ( 073 927 6800/ 074 510 6628

ALFRED

Specialist in family matters and broken relationships, business, divorce and many more.

(072 729 9752 Dr Musa and Mama Zamu

24 HRS

They tell you your problems before you tell them anything for both men and women problems. 50 Years and above free of charge.

(: 076 234 3219 DR .NKUSA HERBALIST

Uma unenkinga empilweni yakho nantsi inyanga engakusiza. * Qinisa umzi wakho bangadlali kuwo abathakathi, isibambelelo sothando ahlale engowakho, isigqabo somsebenzi, isigqabo samatyala uphume phambili, ukubuyisa isithandwa sakho nge 3 days, umthi wentlahla, ilotto, casino. Umuthi wempuku ezikuzisela imali, owoku pasa esikolweni, owokubanzimange 1 month, owokukhupha isisu, uvutha, isi stroke owokuphuma phambili kumatyala asenkundleni. (

078 344 5344

Amandla kagqirha angasoze angaphumeleli * Emadodeni anengxaki ngokungafumani abantwana *Ubudoda obungavukiyo *Ingxaki yabantu besifazane *Oothikoloshe abakuzisela imali endlini *Ukubuyisa indoda yakho*Ukunceda izinto zakho zihambe kakuhle emsebenzini *Ukuba unengxaki ngezizalwane zakho* Uku pasa esikolweni *Uku wina kwi gambling *Yenza ngoku khawuleza *Ufuna ishishini lakholihambe kakuhle? *Ukuba ufunaukugqubekeka phambili nowakwakho, nange zinto zasekamereni iza kum. *Ndifumaneka

Kwa Nobuhle

(079 596 0332

INGABA UDANILE U Gogo Majola Herbalist engum Xhosa ngemveli unceda oomama icell

Cell: 073 372 8853/ 083 340 2505

Umthi wam uyimpedulo yakho Ingxaki zamadoda sisebenzisa iyeza iMilondo. Senza umthandazo we Duwa kwabo baphethwe ziidimoni. Akulali ebusuku? Buyisa isithandwa sakho esilahlekileyo, yomeleza ubuhlobo / imitshato. Ingaba uyathandana umntu wakho? Sinceda zonke ingxaki zabantu.Sinamayeza okuphumelela iikompetishini, ukunyuselwa emsebenzini, wamkele kabini. Akuwufumani umsebenzi?Unamashwa? Singakuboleka imagic stick ukukwenza isityebi. Ingaba uyathengisa kodwa akunabathengi? Uku odola yiya kwa

PROF SHEIKH HOSSEN

Mail order Powerful Herbalist healer & real origional African Medicine 100% Guaranteed to solve your problems, No matter how serious they are. *Bring back lost lover. *All men's sexual problems *Magic lucky stick. *Remove Bad Luck and get more luck.*Get a job and better salary*To remove loans and bonds.*Financial Problems only 1 day. *To Hire short boys, *Magic stick, magic wallet and amagundwane to bring money in your house or in your account.*Remove unwanted persons in your life & recover stolen goods, Win lotto, casino, court cases and any competition. *Unfinished jobs/ delayed work by other doctors

call 079 798 2742 PE & Uitenhage

BRIDGING CASH while waiting for

PENSION/ PACKAGE Payout (lumpsum only)

SAME DAY PAYOUTS 086 110 1388 18SMC25-070911-PX-pension

38

Educational COMPUTER TRAINING One ­ on­ one. Certificate given. ( 041 373 5720

123

Businesses for hire FUNERAL PARLOUR

Prime Site. Fully equipped. Phone 041 4842798 / 073 799 3111

102 Commercial Rd, Sidwell, PE. MBULE HERBALIST UMTHAKATHI WABATHAKATHI FORTUNE TELLER he's from Kamoto via Zanzi­ bar. Dont panic100% guarantee *Bring your lover back & stop cheating on you *Bring back someone *Malingatshoni esaphila quick *Imali ebolekisayo engabuyiyo *Get quick job , salary increase, woza woza for business, umntu oxhuzulayo* Amangundwana bring you money in the house *Magnet wallet go in the shop & get more change *Short boys & lucky sticks for hire 3 days *Get rich by using ancestors, ufa powder very quick *Female tightening and other problems, stolen goods be recovered. Call Mbule he never failed since 1997.

( 071 592 7312 PORT ELIZABETH &UITENHAGE PROF IMRAN MOOSA

I delete loans & set you free from loans guaranteed. *You can win competitions that will bring you millions. *Magic stick can bring money in your account or house in 20 min. * I test you before you pay. * Strong short boys bring more cash everyday no side effects. *Magic wallet & chitimbe spirit brings money in your small business & make you rich. *Protect your money with bad luck. *Oil to make you have more luck. * Your love & be yours and more things . And finishing jobs left by other doctors for FREE.

Call on: 079 015 0154 PE & UITENHAGE

INDABA NEWS•NUUS WOENSDAG, 31 AUGUSTUS 2011

THE ORIGINAL & POWERFUL

VUSA NDUKU SEX & SIZE BOOSTER

Long Lasting and Extra-Hard Erections Boost Sexual Stamina & Libido Prevents Early Ejaculation Multiple Rounds - No Problem! MAXIMIZE YOUR MANHOOD SIZE LATEST ADVANCED FORMULA 1 BOX (5 pills) only R160.00 / 3 BOXES (15 pills) only R350 / 5 BOXES (25 pills) for only R500 ORDER NOW FOR COD DELIVERY TO YOUR NEAREST POST OFFICE ANYWHERE IN SA SMS “ORDER” and the NUMBER OF BOXES you want, with your NAME, SURNAME, POSTAL ADDRESS and CELLPHONE NO to 072 822 0955 We will SMS back with your reference number for collection at the Post Office

Do you have HIV and experience Pain in your feet (such as Burning, or other Uncomfortable Sensations)?

Researchers are conducting a study of an investigational medication for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with HIV neuropathy. Neuropathic pain (nerve pain) is a common complication of HIV infection and its therapy. We are seeking volunteers for a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication for the treatment of nerve pain associated with HIV neuropathy. To qualify for participation you must: Be at least 18 years of age Have been diagnosed with HIV-1 infection Have experienced this pain associated with HIV for at least 3 months

100% PRIVATE. NO RISK. YOU ONLY PAY WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ORDER

BIG on PERFORMANCE - BIG on SIZE

As a qualified participant you will receive, at no cost:

Let me help you grow your Business Contact Princess Ndema For all your Classified and Block Display Advertisements

Tel: 041 503 6030 / Fax: 041 503 6039 E-mail: princess.ndema@opkoerante.co.za “Bringing people together” “Yiza Nabantu” 1AWWGFQ-310811-PX-eb-vuller

• •

Study-related examinations (physical and neurological) Study-related medication

To learn more, please call Dr Michelle Moorhouse on 041 581 3951 or 079 1354545 1AJ2VQ0-020311-PX-medisynergy


INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011

11

MOTORING/MOTORS

A+ for enjoyment in Astra 1.4T Enjoy Plus ‘BETTIE

GILIOMEE

IF IT is red, has a turbo engine and has Enjoy Plus in its name, one can only have one expectation, supercharged fun on four wheels while looking good, and that is exactly the essence of the new-look Astra 1.4T Enjoy Plus.

Exterior: During the course of the past year there have been several new designs of cars that really turn heads. The new BMW 5 series, Volvo’s S60 and Volkswagen’s new Sciroccos spring to mind. Without a doubt the subject of this review, the new Opel Astra, has hit the design nail on the head. I have seen several examples driving around and every time I drive past I cannot help but crane my neck for a second look. Sporty yet elegant is the new Astra in a nutshell. Eagle eye-shaped headlamps, a muscular, yet graceful-flowing silhouette with a striking rear all con-

tribute to create this impression. And the solid door sound test: Yes, you open the door and it feels solid closing with a pleasing thud. Safety is always a major consideration in design and here Opel has made an advance with a new intelligent bumper design that is intended to minimize damage in front and rear end collisions, reduce the potential for injury to pedestrians and vehicle occupants and save on the cost of repairs (See accompanying story)

Interior: I was quite surprised by the spacious interior despite the sporty compact look on the outside. Despite the tapered roofline, head- and legroom are ample even for a maximum of three adults behind. The windscreen design, wraparound intrument panel and centre console all contribute to a sense of spaciousness while all the dials are still close at hand. The buttons and controls on the centre console are straightforward while the steering wheel also houses controls for the au-

dio system. Aluminium trims add to the elegant feel. Special attention was paid to ambient lighting. The Astra’s interior lights are designed to brighten as the key is turned. I especially liked the ambient lights encircling the gear shifter at night which look funky and sporty yet not cheap. This red diffused light is provided not only around the base of the gear shifter but also in the door panels and in the overhead centre console. Added practicality comes with greatly increased and innovative storage solutions. Responding to a survey from 400 potential customers, Opel has greatly improved onboard storage in the Astra’s cabin (see accompanying story on page 25). Storage spaces include door pockets able to accommodate a 1.5-litre bottle; a place for an MP3 player or iPod in the centre console and a miniglove box on the driver’s side. The Astra also sports a three-way adjustable floor in the boot for extra practicality. Items can be hidden in a false floor, or, when it is fitted at the lowest position, up to 370 litres of luggage, groceries or sports equipment can be stored. The seating position is comfortable and adjustable in every way. The wide range of steering wheel and seat adjustment permits the driver to find the perfect driving position.

Features: True to its name Enjoy Plus, the Astra is filled with comfort features. Electric windows, climate control, power steering and central locking tick all the convenience boxes, as well as the audio system with integrated Bluetooth. A full complement of airbags and safety electrics ensures that the ride is not only enjoyed but safe too. The new Astra’s windscreen design, wraparound intrumentpanel and centre console all contribute to a sense of spaciousness while all the dials are still close at hand. The buttons and controls on the centre console are straightforward while the steer­ ing wheel also houses controls for the audio system Photo: Supplied

Ride: Let’s start with the bad news first since the rest is all good news. I am one of those people who are generally

Interesting facts about Astra’s design Do people actually put gloves in their glove box? That was one of many questions a team of Opel interior designers, engineers and quality experts asked more than 400 potential customers as they researched what people stored in their car and where they put all their personal miscellaneous items. The result: The next generation Astra has clever storage solutions

unparalleled in the compact class. Some are even being patented. A team of 15 worked nearly three years on the challenge. First, using the results of the survey, they compiled a list of the 20 most common items people store in their cars: pens, coins, a flashlight, a road atlas, sunglasses, a wallet, paper tissues, a mobile phone, CDs, sweets, cups, books, magazines, newspapers, fruit, a first-aid kit, a jacket and drinks bottles. And, of course,

gloves! Next, they noted where owners wanted to place the items and looked for practical solutions. This is logical – no driver wants to have an urgently needed map lying in the boot – but it was also a new way of tackling the problem. Traditionally, car companies have simply focused on storage size, and that led to such irritating problems of CDs being stored in the centre console, but the lid with the arm rest on top couldn’t be closed.

The new Astra look sporty yet elegant wit eagle eye­shaped headlamps, a muscular, yet graceful flowing silhouette and a striking rear all contributing to create this impression. Photo: GMSA lazy to gear down when going around a traffic circle or go up a pavement in first gear. I am also quite happy with cars which are happy to pull away in second. The Astra is not one of those cars. It wants to go to second around a traffic circle and I stalled it halfway up pavements several times as punishment for not doing it in first gear. Now for the good news. The 1.4 turbo just revs so happily and feels very strong. Put your foot on the accelerator and the turbo engine does what it is supposed to, getting one off to a flying start. We live in a new age of smaller engine sizes with turbos and it is all good. More power, better fuel economy and better for the environment – a win-win situation for all. On a Sunday afternoon, I took the family for a drive out to Beachview via the area’s notorious potholefilled bumpy roads, for a real world test – and it passed with flying colours. Its chassis soaked up the bumps with ease, despite the 17” wheels. Putting the Astra through curves The solutions in this latest generation Astra are often deviously simple: Coin slots and pen holder spots are set into the inside edge of the glove box. The glove box itself has two removable compartments, making it more practical. A miniglove box on the driver side, just below the light switch, has been added. The centre console accommodates up to nine CD cases, plus a small storage bin and an insert for two cup-holders, which is detachable, depending on trim level. Even storage in the rear has those added touches to make riding in the new Astra pleasurable. There

and bends is no challenge either as it felt solid and composed with virtually no body roll. The 17” wheels ride comfortably, are a standard item and add to the purposeful look of the car. The steering is very light, the gearbox easy to use and the controls feel solid and work well. Town driving with the Astra is very zippy. It is just so easy to live with on the highway. The Opel pulls strongly through the gears and cruises very comfortably even some way above the speed limit. Should traffic build up in front of you, just drop down a gear and hit the go pedal. It really is unbelievable what this 1.4 can do. Overtaking is quick and effortless. Also notable was the absence of road noise.

Price: Test Model: Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy Plus: R267 970 Opel Astra 1.6 Essentia: R221 700 Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy: R241 470 Opel Astra 1.6T Sport: R284 680 is a 12-volt connection for mp3 players in addition to space for drinks bottles. The boot has a tidy indentation on the right side, tailored to fit a traffic triangle and first aid kit. Probably one of the neater tricks the storage team developed is Astra’s patented Flex-Floor, which can be set at different height levels in the trunk, offering further under-floor storage. And those gloves? According to the Opel survey, most owners do not keep them in the glove box. They usually get thrown in the door’s side pocket. (Source: General Motors SA)

Scirocco spells fire with capital R MORNÉ CONDON SO what you want is a performance hatchback – but you don’t want a Golf, because everyone seems to have one. This seems especially true of the GTI, as you can’t turn a corner without seeing one. True, you can get the Golf R, but that just isn’t far enough away from the standard Golf, is it? Enter the Scirocco and you have a hot hatch that is rather different from, and more stylish than the Golf – and if you want something a bit higher up the food chain, there’s the Scirocco R. It is just this very model that I tried recently, the manual version which is front-wheel drive and has a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine producing 188 kW and 350 Nm of torque. Right off the bat, let me tell you the Scirocco is not as practical as owning the Golf. The boot lid is not like that of the Golf, so there is a high lip which must be navigated when loading and unloading. Also, because of the angle of the rear, the tailgate doesn’t allow much room for accessing the boot. As a three-door it also means that the entry and exit of rear-set passengers is less than ideal. Now that you know all of that, you will realise that the Scirocco R is for the person who

wants a performance hatch and the Golf is for the person who wants a family hot hatch. These are two rather different people, with the former quite happy to live with the practical shortcomings of the Scirocco as long as they can have the extra style and performance. As the R-model in the Scirocco range, VW has beefed up the brakes and fitted an XDS electronically controlled front differential.There is also a new exhaust system and pneumatically controlled shocks. Something that is worth mentioning, Volkswagen has fitted 19-inch Talladega rims to the Scirocco R (as it does to the Golf R) – it goes a long way to making the Scirocco look seriously hardcore. In fact, there are several touches which lift the Scirocco R – the lack of driving lights, which are ditched in favour of air dams, the LED running lights, the low stance, the bi-xenon headlights and smoked rear light lenses as well as a larger rear wing. The big thing for performance fans will be the fact that the Scirocco R will hit 100 km/h from standstill in six seconds in manual guise, while still using just 8.1 litres of fuel for every 100 km on the combined cycle. The CO2 emissions are 189 g/km. This means that while the Scirocco

R can be driven hard, it will still behave at the pumps when you choose to drive more sedately.While DCC (dynamic chassis control) is optional, it was fitted to the test model. This offers Normal, Comfort and Sport settings to vary the suspension, and I must admit it was left in Comfort most of the time.While accelerator and steering response is modified by this system, most importantly DCC operates the adjustable dampers. You want Sport, and the suspension stiffens up, which equates to a harder ride.The Scirocco R is fitted as standard with XDS, an electronic cross-axle traction control system for improved traction and handling which helps to combat understeer.Standard on the Scirocco R models is ABS (anti-lock brake system) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock), ASR (traction control) and XDS electronically controlled differential, driver and front passenger airbags, curtain airbags, Isofix child seat preparation for rear seats, LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights, LED taillights, Climatronic two-zone air conditioner, rain sensor and automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror. There is also a dusk sensor with

The Scirocco design lends itself perfectly to the R derivative, which is fitted with 19­inch rims and a few other “go faster” bits to make the Scirocco R look as good as it goes. Photo: MOTORPICS automatic driving lights, PDC (Park Distance Control), and tyre pressure monitor, amongst other things. Pricing for the Scirocco R starts at just over R400 000 and the vehicles are standard with a fiveyear/90 000 km service plan, a threeyear/120 000 km warranty and a 12year anti-corrosion warranty with

service intervals of 15 000 km. This is what it is all about. See that R badge and you know there’s 188 kW under the hood. The Scirocco design lends itself perfectly to the R derivative, which is fitted with 19-inch rims and a few other “go faster” bits to make the Scirocco R look as good as it goes.


12

SPORT

INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, 31 AUGUST 2011

Indaba Sport Mofa Super League results

Send your news to PE Express Indaba at: Tel: 0 041 503 6111 Fax: 041 503 6220 E-mail: express@media24.com

Bush Bucks beat Amakosi SELBY MADIKANE BUSH Bucks recently chased Amakosi right out of the New Brighton Football Association (NEBFA) Remax Top Eight Tournament by edging them out 2-1 in an entertaining clash. Bush Buck’s goals were scored by Melikhanya Mgudlandla and Anele Kanise, while lanky

striker, Teboho Malihe of Amakhosi shot their consolation goal. NEBFA Remax Top Eight quarter finals results: Red City 1(3) – 1(2) Kubs (decided on penalties); Roaring Tigers 0(2) – 0(4) Dodgers (decided on penalties); City Lads 0(4) – 0(3) PE United (decided on penalties).

Photo: Selby Madikane

Real City beat Tomorrow Stars 5­3. SELBY MADIKANE HUNDREDS of supporters braved chilly weather conditions when Motherwell Football Association (MOFA) hosted its super league games at the Motherwell NU8 Sportsfield on 14th August. Young Destroyers FC had the better of

Movers FC when they beat them 2-1 in a nail biting game. Manchester United FC snatched a narrow victory of 2-1 from Crystal Palace. City Rangers showed no mercy to MUBS when they walloped them 5-0. Young Romans thumped SUBS 6-1 in a rather one-sided game while Young Swallows FC did not sweat for their three points following the failure of Shining Stars FC to honour their game.

Bush Buck’s striker shows his skills in the New Brighton Football Association (NEBFA) Remax Top Eight Tournament quarter finals. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

Imidlalo etsal’umxhelo kwi­Knock Out ye­ NODEFA SELBY MADIKANE Umbutho iNobuhle and Despatch Football Association (iNODEFA) ngokufutshane, ibibambe imidlalo yeKnock Out nebitakis’ iintlantsi kwibala lezemidlalo iJabavu kutshanje. Kumdlalo onike umdla iYoung Brothers FC izame kwakuko xa ibetha iNew City Stars FC 1-0. Ukanti kowona mdlalo ubutakis’ iintlantsi ngakumbi iBlack Aces FC iqengqe iKabah United Brothers FC 4-3 ngexesha leepenalti emva kokuba

la maqela ebentanganye ngo-2-2 kwixesha lomdlalo. Eminye imidlalo ye-NODEFA iqhube ngolu hlobo: Young Stars 1 - 4 Argentina Stars; Young Tigers 0 - 2 Despatch Pioneers; Stokes United 2 - 0 Lion City; Flamingo Stars 1 - 2 All City Stars; Young Callies 0 - 2 Real Rangers; City Style 4 - 0 Temptations; All City Stars 2 - 0 Stokes United; Real Rangers 0 - 3 City Style; Despatch Pioneers 0 - 2 Argentina Stars; Black Aces 3 - 2 Young Brothers.

Gigantic clash between Chiefs and Stars SELBY MADIKANE THE heat was perfect when supporters turned out in droves for the recent clash between Black Chiefs and Sollar Stars at the Veeplaas community fields. Despite Chiefs aggression showing from the start, Stars showed determination. Hard work paid dividends for Chiefs when striker, Masixole Kaya, kicked a thunderous

shot past the advancing Stars goal keeper, Nichola Tofile to open a 1-0 account. Then the Chiefs rubbed salt into their opponents’ wounds, with a well-taken goal by midfielder, Bongani Bekwa, with the score at 2-0 lead at half time. Stars came out in the second half with midfielders, Ludwe Balani and Simhiwe launching attacks. Eventually the final score was 2-1 in favour of black Chiefs.

EASTERN CAPE FIAT

THE HOME OF REAL VALUE

YEAR MAKE

PASSENGER MODEL

PRICE

2011 FIAT STRADA1.4............................R 102 000 2010 FIAT DUCATO BUS 16-seater .........R 309 997 2010 FIAT PUNTO 1.2Active ...................R 88 997 2010 FIAT PUNTO 1.4 Emotion (x2) .........R 119 997 2009 ALFA MITO 1.4 Distintive ...............R 169 997 2009 FIAT GRANDEPUNTO1.9JTD5-dr..R 145 997 2009 FIAT Grande Punto 1.4 T-Jet ..........R 135 997 2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 2.4iA/T .R 119 997 2005 VW CADDY LIFE 1.6 .......................R 89 997 2005 RENAULT SCENIC 2.0 16V ............R 99 997 2000 NISSAN SENTRA160 GSIA/T ........R 45 997 1AYRUV079-310811-PX-bh-cape

City Lads takes top honours in Women’s Month tourney SELBY MADIKANE CITY Lads proudly lifted the SAFA NMB Women’s Month Trophy after thrashing the Warriors 8 – 0, recently at the Finnis Street fields. City Lads’s goals came courtesy of Yandiswa Ncocho, Unathi

Moffett On Main PRE-OWNED 114 - 17th Ave, Walmer

Tel 041 484 1744

RYNO 083 656 2133 / DEON 083 644 6656

City Lads skipper, Unathi Booi, receives the trophy from SAFA NMB Women’s League officials, Ntombekhaya Tose and Lillian Cunningham. At the far left is SAFA EC Women’s League coordinator, Yolokazi Jama. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

2006 2002 2002 2004 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2006 2006 2006 2006 2008 2006 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2011

MAZDA3 1.6Active, 86 000 km ..................................R 89 990 VW GOLF 1.6 Estate, 142 000 km ...............................R 69 990 HYUNDAI TIBURON 2.0 FX, 123 000 km ....................R 79 990 OPEL ZAFIRA2.2 S/T, 7-seater ..................................R 89 990 BMW 325i E90, 98 000 km ..........................................R159 990 BMW 320D E90 105 000 km .......................................R149 990 BMW 525iA/T, 84 000 km ...........................................R159 990 MERCEDES-BENZ C230K, Coupe ............................R149 990 PEUGEOT 807 7-seater, 87 000 km ............................R119 990 BMW X5 3.0DA/T, 136 000 km ....................................R199 990 VW TOUREG R5 2.5TDi Tip, 97 000 km ......................R249 990 LANDROVER DISCOVERY 3TD V6, 136 000 km .......R229 990 MAZDADRIFTER 2.5 TDi, D/Cab ...............................R129 990 MERCEDES-BENZ E200K 137 000 km ......................R159 990 HONDACIVIC 1.8 VXi 72 000 km ...............................R139 990 VW TRANSPORTER 2.5 TDi Crewbus, 4/Mot ............R169 990 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 2.4 GLS,A/T ...................R189 990 TOYOTAFORTUNER 3.0 D4D, 118 000 km ...............R239 990 AUDIA4 2.0 93 000 km ...............................................R159 990 BMW X6 3.5 51 000 km ...............................................R 599 990 FORD FIESTA1.4 38 000 km ......................................R129 990 FORD FOCUS 1.8Si 36 000 km ..................................R174 990 RENAULT SANDERO 1.6 Cup, 36 000 km ..................R 94 990 VW JETTA5 1.9TDi 51 000 km ....................................R174 990 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1.8LS, 8 700 km ......................R199 990

TEL 041 367 1981 ROBERT PFISTER 082 6533101 www.mompreowned.co.za 1AYSNX579-310811-PX-mf-moffet

Booi, Nosipho Bottoman, Phakama Durn (a brace) and Nwabisa Kolisi (a hat-trick). Played at the Zwide Stadium, the Women’s Month Tournament, organised by the South African Football Association’s (SAFA) Nelson Mandela Bay Women’s League, had to be interrupted owing to heavy rains, but this didn’t damp-

en the spirit. In the first semi-final, City Lads thumped Northern Lavitos 12 – 1 and The Warriors beat the Mustangs by 4 – 3 in the second semi on penalties, following a full–time score of 0 – 0. Individual players and officials were rewarded for outstanding performances .

Auto Range auto traders

SMART PEOPLE MAKE SMART CHOICES 96 UITENHAGE ROAD 041 484 2867

PRICED RIGHT!

2005 Ford Bantam 1.3XL with Canopy . . . . . R55 2002 Isuzu KB280 DT D/Cab 4x4 . . . . . . . . . R69 1997 Alfa Romeo 155 Twin Spark . . . . . . . . R32 1999 Corsa 130i Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R39 2001 Fiat Seicento 1.2 Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . R34 1999 VW Golf 1.3 Sonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R34 1993 Toyota Camry 200 Si . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R29 1995 Mazda 323 1.3 Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . R27 1997 Corsa 130i LDV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R36 1997 Honda 150i Luxline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R35 1994 BMW 525i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R25 1993 Uno Pacer 1.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R22 1987 VW Golf GTi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “AS . . . IS” . . . R25 1995 BMW 316i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R29 1989 Mercedes 200 Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R29 1992 Ford Bantam 1600 with Canopy . . . . . . R25 1992 Conquest 1.6 Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R31 1983 Peugeot 504 Auto . . . . . . . . . . .“AS . . .IS” . . . R10

900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 000

FINANCE AVAILABLE WE NEED CLEAN USED VEHICLES

DEREK 082 7929 812

1AYRTJA79-310811-PX-bh-range

Professional Used Vehicle Dealer

752 Govan Mbeki Avenue, North End, PE - Tel 041 487 1225

2009 VW CITI Sport 1.4i 42 000 km .................R 69 990 2009 HONDA JAZZ 1.4i LX A/T 65 000 km ................................................R134 990 2008 VW POLO 1.6 Classic .............................R 99 990 2007 BMW 320i (E90) 86 000 km.....................R159 990 2007 HONDA JAZZ 1.4i....................................R 74 990 2006 TOYOTA TAZZ 130 76 000km ................R 54 990 2006 VW POLO 1.6 68 000km .........................R114 990 2006 TOYOTA RAV 4 2.2D-4D .........................R169 990 2006 GOLF V 1.9 TDi C/Line............................R129 990 2004 VW POLO 1.9 TDi 135 000 km................R 84 990 2003 RENAULT CLIO Expression 1.4i .............R 49 990 2002 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.5 LS, H/Back ........R 44 990 1996 VW MICROBUS 2.3i .................................R 59 990 LDV’s 2010 FORD BANTAM 1.3 Canopy, 13 000 km ....R 99 990 2006 ISUZU KB 300TDi LX, D/Cab ....................R125 990 2006 BANTAM 1.3i XL,A/C ................................R 49 990 2005 MITSUBISHI COLT 2.8 TDi D/Cab, Canopy 142 000km ..................................R 129 990 2002 MITSUBISHI COLT 2.8 TDi D/Cab............R 89 990 2000 MITSUBISHI PAJERO 3.0 V6...................R 84 990 1AWJQKQ79-310811-PX-eb-auto1

PE Express Indaba Edition 31.08.11.pdf  

PE Express Indaba Edition 31.08.11.pdf

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you