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Community worried about drug activity  Educating on climate change Pupil from various primary schools in KwaDukuza marched through the streets of the CBD creating climate change awareness on Friday. The event was hosted by the iLembe District Department of Agriculture and Environment Affairs. Some of the pupils donned outfits made from litter to show that recycling is possible with almost anything. Standing from left are Donavin Nai doo, Sizakele Tshabani, Earnest Biye la, Bongisiwe Dube, Thobile Gumede, Nomanzi Mbatho and Sihle Gumbi. Sitting from left are Sma Ncube, Bheki Ngwane and and Vikashnee Valaydam.
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Unions block principals from collecting exam papers MERVYN KRISHNA AND JYOTHI LALDAS
CCOUNTING and history trial exams were stopped on Monday and mathematics on Tuesday after disruptions by KwaDukuza’s South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) members. Members shut down the local cir-
cuit and district offices early on Monday morning, making it impossible for principals to collect examination papers. Stanger High, Glenhills Secondary, Tshlenkosi Secondary and Stanger Secondary Schools also had their back-up plans shut down when Sadtu members learned of their intention to allow pupils to write backup papers and moved into the schools. On Friday, Sadtu announced its intention to “embark on a drastic mass-based action which will bring this department [to] its knees”. The union is calling for the imme-
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started on Monday, until their demands are met. Demands include that money owed to members since 2009 in refunds for pay “deducted illegally during strikes” be paid. He said salary upgrades and allowances had not been paid despite binding agreements which Sishi failed to implement. The union is also calling for a forensic investigation into alleged mismanagement, claiming that money intended for the equipping of classrooms in disadvantaged schools was diverted elsewhere. Sadtu also alleges that the depart-
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Sadtu eThekwini North Re gion secre tary, Mt gokosi Mh longo at a meeting held to dis cuss the mass ac tion
“This will disrupt examinations but we are being left with no option. We hope that the department comes to its senses.” FROM PAGE 1 “There is a massive shortage of subject advisors in key subjects like mathematics, science, accounting and economics. “Thereisashortageofequipment atdistrictandevenhead-officelevel as this department has been allowed to collapse by Sishi,’’ said Mhlongo. He said the action would see members working on a go slow from 7.30am to 2:30pm only, with “mass mobilisation” taking place at the same time. “This will disrupt examinations but we are being left with nooption.Wehopethatthedepartment comes to its senses.” A local principal speaking on condition of anonymity told the Weekly that
Serious accidents mar weekend WEEKLY REPORTER ONE person died and 11 others were seriously injured in separate accidents over the weekend. One person was killed while seven others were injured, four critically, after a taxi and a car collided on the R102 near Groutville on Sunday. According to Netcare 911 spokesperson, Chris Botha, Netcare paramedics arrived at the scene and found two people still trapped in the twisted frames of the vehicles. “Firemen used the Jaws of Life to free the injured while the paramedics worked tirelessly to stabilise them. “After the patients were removed and stabilised on scene, they were transported to various hospitals in the area for the care that they required.” Inanotheraccident,alsoonSunday,twopeople were seriously injured after a vehicle overturned while rounding a bend on the Tinley Manor link road. Netcare 911 paramedics and the KwaDukuza fire and emergency services arrived at the scene and found one man still trapped in the wreck. According to Botha, while firemen used the Jaws of Life to free the passengers, paramedics climbed into the wreck to stabilise the injured. After Netcare 911 paramedics stabilised the
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while he had been told Sadtu called for protest action to start, he had not expected that it would involve preventing him from collecting examination papers. Hispupils,onTuesday,hadremainedat school to study and would continue to do so, he said. Another principal in the area said he had been told by a department official not to distribute examination papers. The principal said he had opted for plan B, which was to have his pupils write trial papers set by the school, or past Grade 12 supplementary papers, but even this was stopped. Grade 12 pupils say they have been left “distressed” by the latest disruptions, which will impact on their college applications. “Now we have to wait and we do not know what to do. This is very disheartening. “We do not even know when we will be allowed to write our papers,” said matric pupil Rene Singh.
Road, KwaDukuza also on Friday. “Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man lying on the roadway with multiple injuries. He was treated on scene and then taken to the Stanger Hospital for further care.”
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Owners left confused after municipality demolishes new houses NOTHANDO NDLOVU
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RIEFONTEIN residents are like a ‘ticking time bomb’ after two houses were allegedly demolished by the KwaDukuza Municipality last week. This is according to Umhlali SAPS media liaison officer, Captain Percy Buthelezi who said the ‘volatile’ community members mobilised on Tuesday and the SAPS had to calm them down. “They said they will protest like the Etete residents if the municipality continued to demolish their houses.” It is believed that the KwaDukuza Municipality purchased the land which the homes were built on for development purposes. However, there are people who started building on the site after purchasing the land from the previous land owner, Thabo Madlala. The people said they knew nothing about the land belonging to the municipality. Speaking to the Weekly, Madlala said the land did not belong to the municipality. “Many years ago my father was involved in negotiations with the municipality however, this was unsuccessful as the payment for the land was not made to my father. “There were also other people involved in these negotiations who also did not receive payment. “Furthermore, we still possess the title deed for the land. Last year my father told me to leave the area so I decided to move away and sell the land. “This land was bought by the
women whose homes were demolished.” He added that last week he was contacted by the ward councillor Mzwayi Mdluli who apologised for not informing him about the municipality's intentions. “Now the municipality is contacting me to get my father to collect the payment for the land. However, we refuse as what they are offering us now is not the initial amount that was agreed on. The municipality must tell the truth so the people know what is going on. ” Busi Nkwanyana who had her almost complete four bedroom house demolished, said she opened a case with the police after this happened. “We were told by the councillor that the land belonged to the municipality. “I had already given my landlord notice seeing as the house was almost complete. “Now that it has been demolished I don’t know what I’ll do because I have a family that was supposed to be accommodated,” said Nkwanyana. Busisiwe Mpanza said there were many other people who had recently built houses in the area. “We were the only two people in the whole area who had their houses destroyed. I was on my way to work when the community members informed me that my house was being demolished. “I had to return home only to find the blocks scattered all over. I then phoned the person who sold us the land who immediately came over. “I do not have anywhere to go now. I gave my landlord notice after
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I was certain my new place would be complete in two weeks. Now all that money spent has gone down the drain.” Mpanza said as a young woman she was working hard to have her own place. She said her dream was shattered without even receiving notice. She said she has asked the councillor to help put up two rooms for the two of them. “We know that will not happen but we are still waiting for the councillor’s feedback because he told us he would have a meeting at the municipality to discuss this issue.” Mdluli said he was unaware that the community members mobilised on Tuesday but knows that there were two houses which were being built that were demolished. “I sympathise with the families but when one of the community members who bought the land came to my house I informed them that the land was going to be used for new RDP houses in the area. “After hearing about the matter I reported it during a technical services meeting where all project managers were present.” Mdluli further said: “People who do not listen are hard to work with.” “The municipality is trying to develop the area but there are still many people who are retrogressive. “I would like to urge all community members to work with us and to put aside politics and other agendas. I am more than willing to help you.” Attempts to get comment from KwaDukuza Municipality director of corporate communications, Sifiso Zulu, were unsuccessful at the time of going to press.
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Plastic turned into wheelchairs SHANNON HOPKINS TWO wheelchairs were delivered to the St Luke’s Home of Healing in Kearnsey recently thanks to a local ‘bread tag project’. The drive for more wheelchairs and less plastic in the environment is still on, there being no shortage of the little plastic bread packet closers, or people who need wheelchairs yet
cannot afford them. 700 000 tags, weighing in at four kilograms, were delivered to a Durban based manufacturer of curtain rails, picture frames and other home accessories, earning enough to buy a wheelchair. The second chair was donated by Dischem Ballito, the local collection point. Dischem helped the cause further by discounting the price of the paid
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for wheelchair. Two Blythdale women, Joanne Warren and Colleen Smith, who voluntarily launched a highly successful home collection recycling system in their area, embarked on the bread tag project in 2010, after realising the quality and value of the high grade polystyrene tags. The mountains of bread tags have come from diverse sources, includ-
ing schools, individuals rallying their neighbourhoods and people faithfully putting aside each tag from their bread. St Luke’s Home of Healing, founded in 1945, has 26 residents of all ages; some have been abandoned at birth due to their disabilities. Judy Cropper from St Luke’s said that their government grant has been decreased by 41% and the do-
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aged by drugs said the move was alarming. “It is absurd. They need to listen to the HE decision to pull the plug on drug and community and the community is saying we tracking task teams has angered the need these specialised units working on the problem on a full time basis. community of KwaDukuza. “What is going on at police headquarters is The instruction to disband the task teams came from provincial police commissioner, anyone's guess. We demand to know what moLieutenant General Mmamonye Ngobeni, in tivated such an absurd decision,” said Gopal. When contacted for comment, Ngobeni rethe form of a letter addressed to all cluster sponded in a statement saying the task commanders in the province recently. teams by their very nature can nevIn the letter, Ngobeni cited coner be a permanent arrangement. cerns raised by the SAPS internal “All projects in the SAPS have auditor regarding the placement a start date and end date for varof members at cluster offices. ious reasons including finanThe audit allegedly raised cial implications. concerns about the lack of The number of local drug “Members on these task manpower at station level to dealers who have been teams need to be regularly rofight other crimes - but this arrested and charged tated to ensure that we do not put could not be confirmed. in the last strain on the resources of the sta“If a drug squad has been estwo years. tions they come from. It is incumtablished, such teams are to be bent on SAPS management to ensure immediately dissolved and members returned to their stations of origin. The cluster that task teams remain effective and fulfill the commander can utilise trained members when purpose that they intend to achieve. Where there is still a need for a task team the need arises,” she instructed. In just two years, the KwaDukuza cluster to be put in place to deal with a specific crime, team has notched up huge success in taking we will ensure that new members are seconddown drug dealers on the North Coast and in ed to the project under the auspices of station commanders in the area.” other areas in the province. She said: “This management remains More than 20 well-known local drug dealers and suppliers who have never been ar- steadfast in dealing a blow to the drug trade in rested in the past, were arrested and charged. this province and shall never loosen its grip of KZN acting premier, Senzo Mchunu, said these thugs. “The Flying Squad Narcotics Task Team he was not aware of the move to disband the drug task teams. “However, now that I am continues to be very effective in ensuring the aware of what is going on, I will look into it,” steady decline in the operations of drug dealers and on a daily basis they continue to receive said Mchunu. Sun Centre founder, Paul David said the genuineinformationfrommembersofthepublic. move is “crazy” and “totally unacceptable”. “These teams operate over and above the “It is clear the SAPS seriously does not understand the issues on the ground. When the drug teams at police stations in the province. task teams were formed, we were starting to We will continue to deal a blow to criminals gain serious momentum in the fight against decisively,” she said. drugs. We are going backwards now and it just does not make any sense,” said David. He added the criminals would probably celebrate the demise of the task teams and start having a field day. David said that the move was “clueless”. 22a Strelitzia Road, Stanger (opp. Tren Tyre) Tel: (032) 5514024 / 5512272 KwaDukuza councillor Andrew Gopal, who heads a ward that has been historically rav-
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nation of the chairs made life easier for many of the residents. Froggies at the Lifestyle Centre in Ballito is also a collection point for the dual benefit bread tag project. For more information, contact Colleen Smith on 082 8877624 or Joanne Warren on 082 9205238.
CHILD Welfare SA KwaDuku za is searching for the mother of the baby pictured. The girl was found abandoned in the Lot 14 area in KwaDukuza and is about twoyearsold. Her name is not known. Anyone with in formation re garding the child or her family can con tact social worker S Syed on 032 551 2129.
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Dube Village protesters let off
MERVYN KRISHNA THE 27 protesters from Dube Village, Groutville who were arrested and charged for public violence last week were let off the hook following intervention by KwaDukuza mayor Ricardo Mthembu. The mayor approached the senior public prosecutor's office on Wednesday, August 28 and ap-
pealed to Nandy Moodley to give the accused, who are all youngsters, a second chance. The matter was resolved peacefully with a warning and the protesters gave an undertaking that they will refrain from such behaviour in future. They were arrested on Tuesday night, after blocking the R102 with burning tyres and trees in Groutville during the widely publi-
cised service delivery protest. Mthembu warned the accused of possible sentences they may face if they continue to transgress the bounds of the law. “We call for a no nonsense approach to illegal protests. I would like to welcome the release of these youngsters. It is saddening that this group failed to bring their concerns to our attention.” Mthembu went on to say peo-
ple must not take the law into their own hands but act within the parameters of the law if they need government’s attention. “I also want to commend the Stanger Magistrates Court for giving them another chance to prove themselves in society. I hope this will send a clear message that illegal protests are against the law and must be condemned without any reservations.”
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“IthenjoinedtheSouthAfricanCivil Aviation Authority in November last year as an air crash investigator and achieved my advanced flight rating on a Beechcraft 1900 aircraft. I am now a pilot, air crash investigator and flight instructor.” Renisha is also a member ofSouthAfricanWomeninAviation,an organisation that motivates and assists underprivileged children who want to enter the aviation sector. “The show producers found me through my work with Women in Aviation and decided I was an ideal candidate to showcase the work we do. I am super excited and flattered.” In her short time as an air crash investigator, Renisha has already investigated eight crashes. “Gauteng is the aviation hub so therearequiteafewcrashes,”shesaid. When asked why she chose such an unconventional career, Renisha said she was always intrigued by air crash
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Renisha Naidoo in her element at a crash site investigation. “I used to watch the air crash investigation show on the Discovery Channel and knew it was what I wanted to do. I enjoy what I do, both flying and investigating. No two flights are the same and air crash investigation is putting puzzle pieces together; both are equally exciting for me. “At the age of 24 it is not easy in this field. I have to earn respect with my knowledge and I think I'm doing a good job so far.” Renisha's hope for the future: “I want to keep moving forward. I will keep studying too. My dad is in his 50s and he is still studying so age means nothing to me. Hard work surely does not kill. I also want to pay my good fortune forward. I hope that I will show people from small towns like KwaDukuza that nothing is out of reach, not even flying.” Catch Renisha on SABC 2 - Sunday night, 9pm.
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Win a picnic backpack SAPPI is giving away a picnic back pack in celebration of Arbor Day. One lucky Stanger Weekly reader stands a chance to win the prize by correctly answering this easy question: What is the 2013 tree of the year? The answer can be found on the Sap pi Arbor Day advertisement this week. To enter call at the Weekly offices, 148 King Shaka Street (next to Ani sa’s Bakery) and give us your answer and contact details. Entries close at 3pm on Friday, 6 September.
It’s all about the trees EVERY year from 1 to 7 September schools, organisations and businesses participate in community "greening" events to improve the health and beauty of the local environment. Events are held around the country highlighting the benefits of planting and conserving trees to offset carbon emissions and for greening to improve the quality of life and uplift the environment, and communities. In South Africa, Arbor Day was first celebrated in 1983. In 1999, the celebration of Arbour Day was extended to National Arbor Week. It is now celebrated for the entire month of September. As we know, trees absorb carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen. The natural carbon dioxide cycle keeps a balance in the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere. But our actions and behaviour cause changes which upset this natural balance. The creation of too many greenhouse gases causes an imbalance with heat being trapped in the earth's atmosphere, increasing the overall average temperature, resulting in global warming. We produce excessive amount s of carbon dioxide by burning coal and petrol (referred to as 'fossil fuels' or fossil energy) in our power plants, factories and cars, and in deforestation. The destruction of rain forests and cutting down of other forests also affects the balancing act. By destroying earth's natural forestation, we threaten our existence. Planting trees is one of the most cost-effective ways of offsetting our carbon emissions. Trees play a vital role in rural and urban populations. They are needed to enrich and anchor soil, to maximise water supplies, to beautify and humanise townships and urban areas and to provide shade and shelter. They are also crucial for biodiversity conservation. Products and services from trees include food, timber, fibre, medicines and energy.
Rapist sentenced to 15 years MERVYN KRISHNA A 24-year-old Maphumulo rapist was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment at the Maphumulo Regional Court. ANC Greater KwaDukuza Regional chairperson, Thokozani Msweli welcomed the sentencing saying this will send a clear message to rapists and criminals that
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crime does not pay. Sphiwe Mkhanyiselwa Mpungose was sentenced to 12 years for rape and three years for robbery. According to SAPS spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker Mpungose attacked a 31-year-old woman with a screwdriver while she was asleep at her house in the Ocheni area and raped her in 2011. The rapist also robbed the vic-
tim and fled the scene. The incident was reported to the Maphumulo SAPS and shortly afterwards Mpungose was arrested and charged with rape and robbery. Msweli also thanked the police for their swift and good work in apprehending the suspect. “The assault and rape of a defenceless woman is totally abhor-
Support for businesses MEC welcomes launch of iLembe chamber support centre
USINESS owners on the North Coast received a huge boost last week fol lowing the launch of the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tour ism (ICCIT) Business Support Centre. The centre is aimed at providing essen tial assistance to revive and stimulate the local and provincial economy. KwaZuluNatal MEC for economic de velopment and tourism Mike Mabuyakhu
lu officially opened the centre based at the Ballito Chamber offices and congratulated the Chamber on taking the initiative. He said in countries like Malaysia, India and Indonesia 99 per cent of the gross do mestic profit comes from small business and the provincial government wanted to encourage all current and aspiring busi ness owners to make use of this excellent resource. Chamber chief executive officer, Tren ley Tilbrook said the business support cen tre has been established primarily to help grow and develop small businesses that would assist in creating muchneeded jobs in South Africa. “This has the opportunity to decrease
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rent and should be condemned by all people. The responsibility of men is to protect and affirm women and not to sexually assault them. “This Court decision is most welcomed and it would certainly send a clear message that those who indulge in such heinous act will always face the full might of the law,” said Msweli.
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At the opening from left are Terence Delomoney (ACSA), Mel Clark (Black Balance) Trenley Tilbrook, MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu, Dolly Govender (KwaDu kuza deputy mayor), Keith Palmer (president iLembe Chamber) and Shyam Misra (managing director Semcorb Siza and Water).
unemployment and to be at the forefront ofpositivechangeinSouthAfrica,”saidTil brook. The idea to establish a Business Sup port Centre has emerged as a direct result oftheEntrepreneurCompetitionstartedin 2011 as a joint venture partnership be tween African Bank, Enterprise iLembe and the ICCIT. “The Entrepreneur Competition high lighted the demand for small business as sistance centred on basic business advice. Currently, the competition only provides this service to the top finalists yet more could benefit if it was extended to all,” said Tilbrook. The Business Support Centre will now
provide a free allinone service to local business community including elements such as a help desk, resource centre, semi nars, skills training and workshops, net working and mentorship. Talking about the help desk, Tilbrook said this will be a front line service at the ICCIT offices and will have the ability to ad dress, refer and provide guidance on issues such as how to set up a small business and register it, tax returns, the development andpreparationofabusinessplan,access ing business finance and more. Information compiled by the resource centre will then be made available to the local business community through low cost workshops, information sharing ses
sions and networking. Networking, mentorship and training and skills development will also be provid ed. Tilbrookthankedthesponsors,Depart ment of Economic Development, Ithala Bank, SembCorp Siza Water, Tongaat Hul let, Black Balance Projects and the King Shaka International Airport for their sup port of the project. All services given at the support desk is free, confidential and available to any oneinterestedinstartingabusinessforthe first time or improving an already existing business. The centre is based at the ICCIT offices at Unit 11, The Quarter, 1 Stewart drive Ballito Business Park.
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Class of 64 reunion STANGER Secondary School (formerly Stanger High) Class of 64 will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2014. Theinterimcommitteeisintheprocessofcontactingallexpu pils and teachers who were part of the matric class of 1964. All those who are interested in attending should contact Ramesh Misra on 072 107 5345 (ZMS); Chris David (David's Fish Shop) on 032 551 6769/083 779 9777; Jayce Singh (ex ML Sultan Sec.) on 032 551 1318/076 055 8223; Mrs Ayesha Manjoo (Arcadia Pharmacy) 032 552 7860.
Brunch at Hirsch’s HIRSCH’S Ballito estate agents’ brunch. Want to sell or buy a house? Join us at Hirsch Ballito for a networking brunch with estate agents and conveyancing experts. Ray Leitch from De Wet Leitch and Hands will be giving a talk on conveyancing. Date: Thursday, September 12. Time: 11am to 12pm.
Sri Ganesha Chaturti The Mdoniville Hindu Temple Society invites you to celebrate Sri Ganesha Chaturti on Monday 9 September at 6pm. Offerings can be made. All welcome. For more information call the clerk on 032 551 1744.
ANC to celebrate UDF 30th anniversary MERVYN KRISHNA
HE United Democratic Front will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its landmark launch on Friday6SeptemberattheiLembeAuditorium at 4pm. The event will be hosted by the Greater KwaDukuza Region branch of the ANC. Former UDF leader, Paul David who was arrested with UDF stalwart, the late Archie Gumede in 1984 and charged for treason, will deliver the keynote address with provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala. Speaking to the Weekly, David said the organisation worked to unite South Africans in the fight against apartheid and played a pivotal role in the struggle. It included leaders like Allan Boesak, Frank Chikane, Helen Joseph, TrevorManuel,AlbertinaSisulu,Desmond Tutu, Jay Naidoo, Mosiuoa
Lekota and Saleem Badat. “TheUDFbroughttogetherpeople from various class, racial and gender backgrounds who shared the goal to resist the oppressive laws of the apartheid government and bring about liberation. “The frustration with apartheid cut across race, gender, age and class. People were desperate for freedom. They were willing to give of themselves wholly to the fight for their liberation,” said David. Hesaidthattheunbanningofpolitical organisations, the release of Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners, the acceptance by the apartheid regime of the failure of its constitutional reforms and their acceptance that South Africa’s problems would be resolved through negotiations with credible leaders of the majority, meant that the UDF had served its purpose of creating an effective platform to bring an end to
Greater KwaDukuza Region ANC spokesperson Silindile Ngcobo, former UF leader Paul David and the region's deputy secretary Makhosi Zungu apartheid and usher in democratic rule. “Storiescarriedinthemediaabout a few leaders who fail in office and ‘ANC gate-keepers” should not mar the efforts of the many senior officials and members of the organisation
who conduct themselves appropriately. Equally, the wrongs of individuals must not be elevated to the wrongs of the ANC as an organisation,” he said. “TheANC,whichwillremaininmy blood forever, is committed to its val-
ues and principles. “However,whatappearstobehesitation on its part to take decisive actionagainstindividualswhobringthe movement and the country into disrepute, might create the impression of acquiescence.”
Hats off to a professional contractor THROUGH the medium of your newspa per, I would like to wholeheartedly con gratulate the contractor that was award ed the contract to resurface Mahatma Gandhi Street.
The workmanship was excellent and he needs to be complemented for the neat and methodical way in which this street was resurfaced. It now stands out distinctly from the other main streets. There were no disrup tions to traffic and long delays. Theworkwasundertakenatnightanddur ing weekends. The street was left neat and tidy. There was no unsightly dumping of re surfacing materials on the pavements and gutters, which is an eyesore when some unqualified “flybynight” contrac tors take on the job.
To the contractor, I wish to say “thank you” for a job well done. You are improving the image of KwaDukuza! The municipality should engage you in all further contracts. You are the right man for the job. But the same cannot be said of the contractor who does grass cutting in the Stanger Manor and surrounding areas. After cutting the grass, the workers on ly rake the grass they cut and leave all the other debris like packets, cans, cigarettes packets, pine cones fallen from pine trees (Manor Park etc). This is ridiculous.
Ratepayers’ money is being used and this September 6, 2013 OPINION is an absolute rip off. stanger The municipality's inspectors must conduct an inspection in loco, to see what I am talking about. Must we, the ratepayers, pay to cut the grass and to pick up the litter etc? is not offended, but that he understands My personal advice to the municipality what I mean. is to get a contractor, who is prepared to He must rethink if he wishes to get do both, so that the municipality can save further contracts from the municipality. on double payment. The municipality must think seriously about this. I patiently await a response from them. Som Mudaly I hope that the contractor in question Stanger Manor resident
Fuel saving tips SANJITH HANUMMAN
HE Syrian conflict has all the ingredi ents to explode into a war of global dimensions. Brent crude oil is priced at $114 (R1169.55) a barrel presently and could rise to as much at $120 (R1231.10) a barrel in the next few weeks. What has this got to do with us here in South Africa and how does this affect the fuel price? The fu elpriceislargelydrivenbythepriceofBrent crude oil and SA has already started react ing by suggesting a possible increase in the price of fuel by at least 80 cents to R1 in the not too distant future. Compounding this is the rand as a currency against the dollarwhichhascontinuedtoweaken.This
would require us to pay more rands for dol lars when buying Brent crude oil. Here are a few simple steps you can take to make the best of the fuel in your tank! Keep your tyres properly inflated Un derinflated tyres can decrease fuel econo my by up to three kilometres per four litres. Slow down. The faster you drive the more fuel your car uses. Driving at 150 kilometres per hour rather than 120 kilometres per hour reduces fuel economy by about five kilometres per four litres. Drive in the right gear Driving in a gear lower than you need wastes fuel, and let ting the engine labour in top gear on hills and corners is also wasteful. In a manual vehicle, change up gears as soon as the car is comfortable with the higher gear but without accelerating harder than neces sary. Avoid jackrabbit starts Abrupt starts
RA Moodley Old Age Home ‘marginalised’ COUNCILLOR Baboo Singh's letter has been given ample space for four readers to reply in your paper. The letters were well thought out and went to the heart of the issue. I need not add more except that my interest is the plight of the RA Moodley Old Age Home which is an example of marginalisation by ideologydriven politicians. In July 2012, I brought the plight of the RA Mood leyOldAgeHometotheattentionoftheKwaDukuza Municipality (KDM). Our mayor replied that he would attend to it. One pensioner who keeps very detailed records, said the last time work was done at the Old Age Home was in 2006 by the then DA councillor for Ward 19. Their concerns are as follows: 10 outside lights not working, maintenance on ceilings, windows, doors, etc; security fence is cut and gives easy access to criminals; unhelpful municipal staff. These are the elders who gave the best years of their lives to the country and need tenderloving care. Crime in residential areas has increased dra matically and our elders need protection more than ever before. If it means they have to protest to be heard and get the work done, then so be it. Recently the KDM spent R40 000 on service delivery month, but if this had been spent on the old age home, we would have something to show that would benefit the old peo ple and satisfy ratepayers. Frank du Toit Secretary North Coast KwaDukuza Ratepayers Association
Is it really culture? I REFER to your front page picture last week. Truth be told, all our ancestors danced around seminaked thousands of years ago it was normal back then. However, these days it is simply a barbaric practice. If your culture instils morality in you by teaching you from a very young age all the do’s and don'ts in life, then by all means it is good. But, parad ing young women in such a fashion is just not on, what with the “creepy uncle” syndrome that is around as (Mr Vusi Mthalane, pg 19) pointed out. Men are quick to protest about women wearing mini skirts or even tight jeans but women going top less like this are allowed because of “culture”! That is just hypocrisy! Think logically before you engage in doing some thing 'cultural' that is actually immoral. KwaZuluNatal Mother
require about twice as much fuel as gradu al starts. Pace your driving Unnecessary speed ups,slowdownsandstopscandecreasefu eleconomybyuptofivekilometresperfour litres. Stay alert and drive steadily, not er ratically. Keep a reasonable, safe distance from the car ahead of you and anticipate traffic conditions. Use your air conditioner sparingly The use of air conditioning can reduce fuel economy by as much as five kilometres per fourlitresundercertainspeedsandoperat ing conditions. Plan your trips in advance Combine short trips into one to do all your errands. Avoid travelling during rush hours if possi ble, to reduce fuelconsumption patterns such as starting and stopping and numer ous idling periods. Consider joining a car pool. Check your car air filter A dirty air filter
A bit about RECENTLY, I read an article that told of how the wealthiest places on earth are neither the oil fields of the Middle East nor the diamond mines of South Africa. The wealthiest places, believe it or not, are the cemeteries. Buried in the ground, are businesses that were never formed, songs that were never sung, books that were never written, potential that was never realised, and dreams that never came true. Something to seriously ponder! Too many people suffer from, if I may say, ''destination disease.''
home. A fully warmedup engine will re mainatanefficienttemperatureevenifit's parked for 30 minutes. Don’t top up It’s that weight thing again. Carrying a full tank reduces fuel efficiency because the extra fuel uses itself up just carrying its own weight. Drive smart and save by buying fuel as you need it – a bit like eating only when you’re hungry. Hang on to what you’ve got Check the seal on your fuel cap. Few people bother to do this yet fuel, which always evapo ratesabitwhenthecapisopen,cancontin ue to evaporate if it isn’t properly sealed. Make sure it’s screwed on tight. A final word on fuel saving Be aware manycompanieswilltrytosellyoumileage improving devices or fuel saving devices. Some claim that they will save you 10 to 50 percent. Why spend more money when you can do it the tried and tested old fash ioned way like grandpa did?
Treasure lies within... Inotherwords,they'vereached a certain level and now they're coasting in life, content with what they've already learned. Studies show that 50 per cent of people, after they graduate from high school, will never read an entire book for the rest of their lives. One reason it seems, is some people see learning as a period of life instead of a way of life. They think, “I'm out of school. I'm done with my training. I've got my job.” I've learned that we were never created to reach one level in life and stop. Whether we are 90-years-years old or nineyears-old, we should constantly
MANDENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY TENDER NOTICE INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR MANDENI MUNICIPALITY Tender No.: 12/13/14 Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified and experienced service providers for the Installation of Electronic Document Management System for the Mandeni Municipality. Tender documents will be available at the Cashiers, Civic Centre, 2 Kingfisher Road, Mandeni from Monday, 09 September 2013 until Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 12h00 during the hours: Monday to Thursday 08h00 to 15h00 and Friday 08h00 to 13h30. A non-refundable fee of R200.00 will be charged per document (cash or bank guaranteed cheques only). A compulsory information session will be held at 12h00 on Friday, 20 September 2013. Prospective tenderers shall meet at the Mandeni Municipality Hall, 2 Kingfisher Road, Mandeni, at 12h00. Tenders are to be completed in accordance with the conditions attached to the Tender document and must be sealed in an envelope and marked: “Tender Number 12/13/14: Installation of Electronic Document Management System for Mandeni Municipality” and must be deposited in the tender box situated at the reception: Civic Centre, 2 Kingfisher Road, Mandeni not later than 12h00, on Friday, 27 September 2013, at which time tenders will be opened in public. The name and address of the tenderer must be clearly written on the sealed envelope containing the tender. Late tenders or tenders received by way of post, facsimile or e-mail will, under no circumstances, be considered. Queries regarding this notice may be directed to: Ms Mantombi Khumalo at tel. (032) 456 8209 or e-mail: email@example.com The Mandeni Municipality subscribes to the Preferential Procurement Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000. The 90/10 principle applies to this tender. Tenders shall be valid for a period of 90 days. The Mandeni Municipality does not bind itself to accepting the lowest, or any tender, either wholly or in part or give any reason for such action. MR L.H. MAPHOLOBA - MUNICIPAL MANAGER 13987KZN
restricts the flow of air into the engine, which harms performance and economy. Air filters are easy to check and change; re move the filter and hold it up to the sun. If you can't see light coming through it, you need a new one. Back off the bling.New wheels and tires may look cool, and they can certainly im prove handling. But if they are wider than thenormaltyres,chancesarethey'llcreate more rolling resistance and decrease fuel economy. Travel light – clean out your car. The moreweightavehiclecarries,themorefuel it uses.Don't use your car as a mobile store room. Leave heavy items like tools and sports equipment at home when you don't need them on a trip. Warm up the engine.Cars get better fuel economy when the engine is warm. So if you have a threestop run, hit the farthest destination first, then work your way back
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be learning, improving our skills, and getting better at what we do. The key is that we have to take responsibility for our growth because growth is not automatic. Sitbackandthinkforabit,what steps are we taking to get better? Arewereadingbooksandnewspapers? Do we have mentors? I feel that we should not just be coasting through life relying on what we have already learned. We should be developing our talents
and become all that we were created to be. Like it or not, others will ultimately judge us by the goals we actually accomplish in life, but even more important than how others judgeusistheultimatesenseoffulfillment that we will experience when we accomplish what we set out to do in life. I believe that, that fulfillment is something that no title, no amount of money, and no praise can ever replace.
MANDENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY TENDER NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR CONSULTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPGRADE OF NEWARK DRIVE IN WARD 4 MANDENI Tender No.: 11/13/14 Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified and experienced civil engineering consultants to assist the municipality in implementing the MIG Funded Project: Upgrading of Newark Drive in Ward 4 Mandeni Municipality. Terms of Reference documents will be available at the Cashiers, Civic Centre, 2 Kingfisher Road, Mandini from Monday, 9 September 2013, until Monday, 16 September 2013 during the cashiers hours, Monday to Thursday from 08h00 to 16h00 and Friday, 08h00 to 13h00. A non-refundable fee of R300.00 will be charged per document (cash or bank guaranteed cheques only). Note: No sale of documents after 16h00 on Monday, 16 September 2013. A compulsory clarification meeting and in-loco site inspection will be held at 10h00 on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. Prospective tenderers shall meet at the Technical Services Department, 2 Croton Place, Mandini at 10h00 thereafter proceeding to the site. Tenders are to be completed in accordance with the specifications and must be sealed in an envelope and marked: “Tender Number 11/13/14: RFP: PSP: Upgrade of Newark Drive in Ward 4 Mandeni” and must be deposited in the tender box situated at the reception: Civic Centre, 2 Kingfisher Road, Mandeni not later than 12h00, on Monday, 30 September 2013, at which time tenders will be opened in public. The name and address of the tenderer must be clearly written on the sealed envelope containing the Tender. Late tenders or tenders received by way of post, facsimile or e-mail will, under no circumstances, be considered. Queries regarding this notice may be directed to: Mrs. Anthea Lourens or Ms. Noma Gumede at tel. (032) 456 8200. The Mandeni Municipality subscribes to the Preferential Procurement Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000 and the Regulations, 2011. The 90/10 principle applies to this bid. A two envelope system applies to this bid as stipulated in detail in the terms of reference document. Tenders shall be valid for a period of 90 days. The Mandeni Municipality does not bind itself to accepting the lowest, or any tender, either wholly or in part or give any reason for such action. MR L.H. MAPHOLOBA - MUNICIPAL MANAGER 13988KZN
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Hospice welcomes generous sponsor
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A FOOD and blanket donation brought smiles to the residents at the Vulamehlo Hospice on Friday. Locals were encouraged to start a support group so that they can open up about various issues af fecting them. Moulana Ahmed Khan, a KwaDukuza charity worker, donat ed the blankets and food. He said
From left are Elizabeth Khumalo, Sebenzile Khumalo, Dudu Ndlovu, Nomathemba Msweli and Reverend Ben Ndaba with Moulana Ahmed Khan
Developing girls to become leaders
being part of the support group. “Everyone has a problem which could be solved if we start opening up to each other. We should not be afraid to talk as many can be healed because of it,” she said. Reverend Ben Ndaba thanked allthesponsorswhohelpwithfood donations to the hospice including Jet Mart, Jet Shoes, Edgars and Le git through the Ubuntu Communi ty Chest.
Girls with Dignity programme
ILLIONS of underprivileged younggirlsinSouthAfricado not attend school for a week every month because of menstruation and not being able to afford sanitary napkins. This fact prompted prominent businesswoman, Margaret Hirsch to make a difference to the lives of these young girls by launching the “Girls with Dignity programme”. As part of the programme Hirsch, who recently won the award for the Best Women Empowered Community Programme in the Top Women South Africa ceremony, visited Nonhlevu Secondary School in Groutville to give female pupils an inspiring talk, motivating them to strive to be the best! “Todaythewomenintheworldare the leaders. They care and take care of everyone. You need to know who you are, know where you’re going, and work as hard as you can to achieve your goals.” Sheaskedthatthegirlswriteanessayabouttheirgoalsandhowtheysee themselves in the future. She gave them an incentive by offering them R5000 (first prize) R2000 (second prize) and R1000 (third prize) in prize money. She also handed out “panty packs” to all the girls present. “The most wonderful thing about the “panty packs” is that the girls are given three. One on, one off and one in the wash. These are now reusable and will last them approximately five years.” Speaking about the programme, Hirsch said when she won the (BWASA) Business Woman of the Year Award last year, she heard about this school-days lost problem, which had been brought to the BWASA’s attention by chairperson, Michelle Brown.
he will also donate food to the hos pice monthly and thereafter on a weekly basis. “I enjoy seeing a smile on each person’s face which is why I help in every way I can. I am always happy to give back to the community,” said Khan. Project manager, Elizabeth Khumalo thanked those who at tended and pleaded that they come together and be a family by
Margaret Hirsch handing out the 'panty packs' to Bridget Dlamini, Lovejoy Dlamini, TP Zuma (teacher) and Nonhlanhla Ntsele
“Michelle had made contact with a lady by the name of Sue Barnes who had a factory in Pinetown and could manufacture panties with the reusable sanitary pads. “We then got together with Sue whohaddoneagreatdealof research into this project. She was trying to get the message across when she had foundthatalargeproportionofyoung South African girls had no means to dispose of menstrual fluid. They do
not have underwear.” Hirsch said as a result the girls do not go to school when they menstruate. “Theydonotworkwhentheymenstruate. They do not play sport when they menstruate. The HIV/Aids virus affects menstruating women. Our underprivileged ladies have to use what’s available to them. “As most don’t even have panties, and as it is against their culture to
wear trousers or shorts, they have no means of securing this waste paper and cloth to their bodies. They could tieitaroundtheirwaistsbutitiseasier to stay at home.” She said she was more than happy to get involved with the project but found that everybody was waiting for somebody else to finance it. “So I thought the only thing I could do was finance it myself; I took this on as my project for every month of my
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TUITIONS Tamil language tuitions available, parent’s interested contact: 032-551 6983. VACANCY D.C. Clothing in Umhlali (Rockﬁeld Building) requires Qualiﬁed Flat Machinists for cuff and collar ﬁtting. Call: 032947 1456 or 083 325 2468. Domestic worker needed to work in Stanger Manor (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday). Contact: 084 407 2005. Grade D & C Guards with SOB, males only, must read/write English, Stanger Area only. Tel: 072 434 2692. N-Force Security based in Stanger is looking to ﬁll the positions: 1).Admin (computer literate) 2).Supervisors (sober habits) 3).20 x Guards 4).Sales Rep Drop off CV at 181 Mahatma Gandhi Street, Ofﬁce No.1, Stanger. Tape-Edger urgently needed. We urgently require a Tape Edger for our Factory at Empangeni. The applicant must be of sober habits, trustworthy and reliable with references, he/ she must arrange their own accommodation, starting wage R750-00 p/week. Phone: 035787 2661/Cell: 083 241 9501. VEHICLE FOR SALE 2001 Toyota Conquest 160i RSE, 146 000km, original condition, full house, P/S, A/C, C/L, alarm, shuttle, mags, tinted windows, etc. fuel saver, R55 000. Tel: 082 343 3117. 2006 Fiat Strada 1.2 EL, 5 speed, P/S, A/ Con, mags, canopy, good running order, R40 000-00 o.n.c.o. Contact: 072 286 3956.
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In the Estate of the late Nathika Oudhram Identity No: 860109 0093 08 6 Date of Birth: 9 January 1986 Date of Death: 19 November 2012 Marital Status: Unmarried Last Address: 17 Freezia Road, Stanger Manor, Stanger Estate No 1972/13 DBN The First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the office of the Master of the High Court, DURBAN (and at the office of the Magistrate at Stanger) for a period of three weeks from the date of publication hereof. Dated at Stanger this 26 day of August 2013. Attorneys for Execution SHAM & MEER 1ST FLOOR BEESHAM CENTRE 140 MAHATMA GANDHI STREET STANGER Ref: MS SINGH/gv/E281
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“AUCTION” IN THE REGIONAL COURT FOR THE REGIONAL DIVISION OF KWAZULUNATAL HELD AT EMPANGENI CASE NO: EMP/RCC/476/2012 In the matter between: MICHAEL ZUMA Execution Creditor and MTHEMBENI MUSAWENKOSI ZUNGU Execution Debtor NOTICE OF SALE IN AUCTION Notice is hereby given that the under-mentioned property will be offered for sale in execution of a judgment of the above Honourable Court. DATE OF SALE: 26 September 2013 at 10h00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. VENUE: Sheriff’s Salesroom, Jay Krishna Centre, 134/6 Mahatma Gandhi Street, KwaDukuza. INVENTORY: 1 x Hawker Compressor 1 x Air Co. Compressor 1 x MIG 175 Welding Machine 3 x Gas Welder And/alternatively the right, title and interest in and to the attached goods TERMS: Cash to the highest bidder-Only cash or bank guaranteed cheques will be accepted DATED AT EMPANGENI ON 19 AUGUST 2013. SCHREIBER SMITH INCORPORATED Execution Creditor’s Attorneys Yellowood Lodge 6 Norman Tedder Lane Box 175, Empangeni, 3880 Tel: 035-772 3516 Fax: 035-772 3907 Ref: KL Buthelezi/nx/18/L4577/11 NOTE: -This is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgment obtained in the above court -The Rules of the auction is available 24 hours before the auction and may be inspected at the ofﬁce of the Acting Sheriff of the Court, Lower Tugela, Suite 6 Jay Krishna Centre, 134/6 Mahatma Gandhi Street, KwaDukuza, during ofﬁce hours -Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to conditions, inter alia: (a)Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. ( U R L - i n f o . g o v . z a / v i e w / DownloadﬁleAction?id=9961) (b)FICA legislation: Requirement proof of ID and residential address(c)Payment of a registration fee of R500.00 in cash is required; (d)Registration of Conditions. -The auction will be conducted by the Acting Sheriff for Lower Tugela with auctioneers R Singh (Acting Sheriff) and/or S Reddy; -Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules apply.
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on To place a notice in the “What's on” section, email coastalweek email@example.com or fax us on 032 945 2502. Deadline – Mon day 4pm. Items in this section will only be run twice ahead of your event and are free of charge. The Mdoniville Hindu Temple Society in vites you to celebrate Sri Ganesha Chaturti on Monday 9 September at 6pm. Offerings can be made. All wel come. For more information call the clerk on 032 551 1744. Shri Sanathan Mundal, 21 Greyridge Drive, Stanger Heights, Stanger, will be observ ing Ganesh Chaturthi on Monday, 9 Sep tember from 6 to 8pm. All are welcome. For further info contact PRO Madhuri Sing on 082 324 3406. Hirsch Ballito Spring Promotions Please join us for a demonstration on all the lat est vacuum cleaners on Saturday, 7 Sep tember from 10am to 12pm. Hirsch Ballito estate agents’ brunch. Want to sell or buy a house? Join us at Hirsch Ballito for a networking brunch with es tate agents and conveyancing experts. Ray Leitch from De Wet Leitch and Hands will be giving a talk on conveyancing. Date: Thursday, September 12. Time: 11am to 12pm. Spring decorating workshop at Hirsch Bal lito with design experts, Joao Cabral from Perspectiva Design Studion and Fran and Sue from Abundance. Come and learn about new, trendy ideas on the market! Great Prizes up for grabs! Date: Septem ber 18. Time: 2.30pm to 4pm. Refresh ments will be served. Free of charge. Con tact Jennilee on 032 946 7400 for all bookings. The Mdoniville Hindu Temple Society in vites you to their annual Purattassi prayers. Flag hoisting on 17 September at 6pm. Flag dehoisting on 17 October at 6pm. All Saturday prayers at 3pm. Service will be rendered. Offerings can be made. All welcome. For more information call the clerk on 032 551 1744. The Mdoniville Hindu Temple Society hold services on Mondays at 6pm and Sundays at 8.30am. All prayers offered. Weddings also arranged. For more information con tact the clerk on 032 551 1744. Abhishegum for Shanta Narshima & Rad ha Krishna is performed every Saturday at the Shanta Narshima Temple, 13 Cen tenery Road, Oceanview commencing at 2pm. The community is invited to attend, participate in the bhajans and may make offerings to the deities. Contact Kriyanan da 032 551 4795 or cell 084 551 4795. Trinity Methodist Church Centenary Cele bration continues with the hosting of a fun run/walk. Date: 7/9/2013. Venue: Manor/opposite Engen Garage. Time: 3pm. Cost: R10 p/p. Enquiries: Contact R. Govender 079 8400 371. Saints’ Church Stanger hosts a youth event “Anointed Arrows” from September 6 to September 8 at the church. Pastor Lucanas Isaacs will be the guest speaker. Friday 7pm, Saturday 6pm and Sunday 8.30am. For more information contact Kris on 078 165 4320 or Mervin on 073 558 1160.
Funfilled careers day NOTHANDO NDLOVU KWADUKUZA Sappi Resource Centre held Careers Day for matriculants who are part of the Protec programme on Saturday. Resource Centre acting manager,
Collin Naicker said the event was informative and successful. Representatives from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) highlighted career opportunities in the fields of accounting, health sciences, humanitiesandteaching. Theimportance of obtaining a bachelor pass was emphasised as well. “The larger conference room where the function was held was packed to capacity and there was lively interaction between the presenters and learners,” added Naicker.
Street Heroes full throttle
September 6, 2013
WEEKLY Front from left: Derick Mhlongo,
Promise Zulu, Welcome Mkhize and Siyabonga Mbatha. With them, back from left are Collin Naicker and Sharon Olivier.
iLembe wins provincial Golden Games >> Seniors come out tops and look forward to national event JYOTHI LALDAS
Shaun Duminy (SMD Group) with Sharks players, Tim Whitehead, Odwa Nd ungane and Sibusiso Sithole.
HE Ballito Street Heroes event, brought to you by Edusport in conjunction with the iLembe Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Ballito Auto SMD, will be burning up the streets on Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 September at the Laguna Seca precinct outside Ballito. This inaugural spectacle, also supported by accommodation partners Fairmont Zimbali Resorts as well as the KwaDukuza Municipality, will see exoticsupercarsandmusclecarstake ona1.5kilometretimetrialracetrace approved by Motorsport South Africa. Spectatorscanexpecttoseesupercars such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Audis and Maseratis, muscle car favourites like the AC Cobra, Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, sports cars, and customised street cars, all competing against the clock. The BMW club of South Africa will make their presence felt with 10 of their top cars on display at the event, along with a variety of desirable cars
sourced through the KwaZulu-Natal motor clubs. The festival will also see an off roaders’ area, a car sound off competition, classic and vintage car displays, a Formula One car display, a show and shine competition, a dyno test competition, a general exhibition area for the public, and other exciting features. Chief executive officer of the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Trenley Tilbrook, said, “Events based tourism, like the Ballito Street Heroes festival, drives and grows the local economy, and positions it well to attract tourism. The economic benefits, in turn, are good for the local community.” Tickets for the Ballito Street Heroes event can be purchased from iTickets.co.za. For more information on the event, visit, www.streetheroes.co.zalike 'StreetHeroesSa' on Facebook or follow @streetheroesSA on Twitter.
In Loving Memory 19 years ago you came into our life as a mother and a wife. You filled our home with so much of love and peace. Your love was unconditional. We were really blessed and privileged to have you in our life. To our Dad you were his pillar of strength and a very good wife. The fun and laughter we shared Amaravathi Naidoo with you, will always be Born: 02/12/1946 remembered. As much Called to Rest: 25/08/2013 as we miss you, we know you are in a better place and most of all free from pain. Thank you once again for being there for Dad and us. We love you lots. You and your family are kindly requested to attend the 15th Day Ceremony of the late Amaravathi Naidoo on 08 September 2013 from 3 - 4pm at 244 Jandha Road, Darnall. Supper will be served at 4:30pm for 5pm. Please accept this as a personal invitation. The family wishes to thank all those who assisted them in their time of bereavement. Deeply missed by husband, children, grandchildren, brother, family and friends.
THE senior citizens of the iLembe District are not to be messed with. This was proven at the KwaZuluNatal leg of the Golden Games held at the Arbor Park Grounds in Newcastle last week, when the iLembe District secured the provincial win. iLembe’s oldest citizens were overall winners and walked away with 10 trophies, nine gold medals, four silvers and two bronze. The fourth edition of the annual provincial Golden Games saw 1 300 seniors from all the 11 district municipalities across the province enjoy the three days competition. The games were attended by, among others, the MEC for arts, culture, sport and recreation, Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha who also officially opened the event. Speaking at the opening, Sibhidla-Saphetha said the games were a clear indication of the government’s commitment to care for the senior citizens. The MEC shared testimonies by many of the senior citizens who have reaped health benefits as a direct result of participating in sport. The games are intended to promote active ageing to senior citizens and to create awareness about the abuse of the elderly. Events included athletics – track and
In the loving arms of Jesus
THIRASEN NAIDOO c/o Brake & Clutch Specialists Stanger 18/09/1977 - 06/09/2001 In loving memory of a son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle who was called to be with Christ on 6 September 2001. Its been 12 years, time will pass by, memories will remain. Nothing will ever be the same again. You were an angel that walked on earth. Forever in our hearts till we all meet again. We love and miss you. Forever remembered by your loving family mum Selvie, dad Kistan, Vanessa, Pravesh, Sawan, Simrin Narayansingh. Inserted by VPSS Road Freight, Mobeni Jacobs.
Senior citizens take to the Golden Games walking race like ducks to water
field, football (males and females), since 2011 and was part of the iLemindigenous games and a number of be team that went to the nationals in Rustenburg last year. specially designed fun games. iLembe’s Gender Committee At the conclusion of the games chairperson, councillor Nomonde iLembe emerged overall winners. Lastyear’schampions,eThekwini Mthethwa said she was happy and came second and Uthungulu third. proud. “Last year we finished first Mandeni resident Zodwa and I am proud we managed to do it Buthelezi who took part in goal again. I would like to thank all the shooting activity was the first partic- fourlocalmunicipalitiesandtheoffiipant from iLembe to win a gold cials concerned who worked with us and supported us. Together we realmedal at the event. “This is my first time taking part ly can do more,” she said. inthegoldengamesthis year and I am proud of myself.IamlookingforIn Loving Memory ward to national tournament where I know I Kandy Sukdev will bring back gold 16/02/1943 again.Iamnotscaredof 02/09/1997 We still miss you afanyone. I am deterter all these years, mined,” she said. you will be in our Bhekaneni Dube alhearts forever. so from Mandeni did Sadly missed by what he does best when Sabitha, Vio, Nerina, he clinched gold in reDevina & Dev and lay. a host of family and Dube has been takfriends. ing part in the games
Yearly Memorial Ceremony You always took care of our needs Had loving words and thoughtful deeds In our hearts you hold a space no one can ever fill Our family chain is broken, life is not the same But as God calls us one by one The chain will link again If tears could build a stairway And memories were a lane We would walk right up to heaven To see you once again We love and miss you dearly Family and friends are invited to the Yearly Ceremony of the late Jags Sahadeo Date: Saturday, 14th September 2013 Time: 10am Venue: 19 Dick King Road, Townview, Stanger Kindly accept this as a personal invitation.
Mr Jags Sahadeo
Always remembered and loved by your wife Roshilla, son Samir, daughter Sonum and a host of family and friends.
September 6, 2013
Huge upset in Dolphin Coast darts league
GLEDHOW produced a huge upset in the Distel Richelieusponsored Dolphin Coast Darts Union League after beating pace setters Nevil’s Auto (2016) at the Action SportsBarinDarnallonWednesdaynight. Gledhow, who played second fiddle to Nevil’s Auto throughout the 2013 season, arrived in Darnall in high spirits and were determined to notch up their 3rd succes sive league victory. The opening frame was evenly con tested and the tame 33 draw was true reflection of the performance of both teams. Gledhow were all the rage in the
2nd frame, winning five of the six singles matches to grab a 84 lead. Nevil’s Auto reduced the deficit to 2 points after winning the 3rd frame 42 to stay in contention for honours. But, the Gledhow lads had other ideas on their mind after winning the 4th frame (42) to forge ahead (1410). With four points separating both teams, the penultimate frame proved to be a crucial league decider. Nevil’s Auto, desperate to keep their unblemished Dis tel Richelieu League record intact, threw everything at their opponents. But, the
Gledhow lads held their nerve, claiming a 42 to virtually seal the tie. Trailing 1218, Nevil’s Auto needed to win all six singles matches in the final frame in the hope of returning home with at least a solitary point. But, Darrel Shan magum and Neeran Somnath (who won five games apiece) produced a match winning performance to deny Nevil’s Auto an outright (60) victory. Nevil’s Auto 42 win in the final frame was not enough to save the blushes of the log leaders who slumped to their maiden league defeat (1620).
Darnall Action Sporting I and Gledhow United shared the spoils in a tame 1818 draw resulting in the match being decided on a tiebreaker. Vinesh Geanballey, who has been off the boil since the start of the 2013 season justified the team’s faith in him on Wednesday night after beating Terrence Subban in the tie breaker to guide Action Sporting I to a 1918 victory. Stragglers Nevil’s Auto II find themselves languishing at the foot of the log table af ter failing to fulfill their fixture against Darnall Action Sporting II on Wednesday night.
Siyaya’s new head coach >> Local SAFA coach aims to take his team to the top WEEKLY REPORTER
ELL-known sports personality and qualified SAFA coach Suren Bissessur has been appointed head coach of Siyaya Football Club, who are plying their trade in the SAFA Ilembe SAB Regional League. President of Siyaya Football Club, Nkosinathi “Bafana” Mhlongo said: “We have been the bridesmaid in the South Stream of the SAFA Ilembe SAB Regional League for the last two seasons and failing at the final hurdle of qualifying for the SAFA Vodacom League playoffs. “We are certain that with the acquisition of Bissessur at the head of the coaching department, we are going to grab the number one spot in the
hope of qualifying for the playoffs at the end of the 2013/2014 season”. Bissessur has a wealth of experience in football, both as a player and a coach and is looking forward to the challenge of coaching Siyaya this season. He played for Real Celtic (19841989), Stanger United in the National Soccer League (1990), a 3-month trial with Amazulu Football Club, Movers Football Club in the National Soccer League (1991/1992), Crusaders (1993) and Stanger United in the National Soccer League (1994-2000). HerepresentedSportingClubReal CelticintheLowerTugelaSoccerFederation Premier League (2000-2007) and the Tongaat Crusaders Over-35 outfit (2007-2010). Apart from playing club football,
Nkosinathi “Bafana” Mhongo (Presi dent of Siyaya Football Club) wel comes Suren Bissessur as head coach of Siyaya Football Club.
District Municipality His Worship the Mayor of iLembe District Municipality Cllr SW Mdabe and all the members of full council would like to thank the maidens of iLembe that took part in the annual Reed Dance Festival in Nyokeni Palace, KwaNongoma last weekend. Most importantly, we would like to thank the parents and guardians for trusting us with their daughters and making sure that an important tradition such as this is not only upheld but celebrated. We firmly believe that the festival continues making strides in the fight against HIV/Aids and in assisting in grooming young girls into responsible adults. Our deepest condolences goes to the families and friends of the ten people from the Ugu District in Port Shepstone, including nine young girls, who lost their lives in a bus accident on their way home from the Reed Dance on Sunday evening. We pray for a speedy recovery to the 62 people that were also hurt, some critically, during the accident. MA MADLALA MUNICIPAL MANAGER iLembe District Municipality
Bissessur represented the South African Police (SAP) outfit in the National Soccer Championship (1996, 1998 and 2000). He went on to represent the National SAP squad in 1996. He represented the South African Police in the Tri-Nations Soccer Challenge against Swaziland and Mozambique in 2001. He has made his mark in coaching great local clubs like Real Celtic in the SAFA KwaDukuza Local Football Association Premier League, Stanger United, Real Celtic and Shakaville Warriors in the SAB Regional League. Bissessur is known for his strong sense of discipline, hard work ethic on the field and desire to play attractive football and is optimistic that these qualities will take the club forward in attaining its goals.
He stated that he is looking forward to build on from where the club ended their season last term and stressed that hard work lay ahead, but was confident that the club had sufficient quality in players to make a bid for honours. In an interview with the Stanger Weekly, Bissessur said: “With less than a month to go before the start of the new season, my objective is to gel the team together and be crowned SAB Regional League champions and make a determined quest for the Vodacom League playoffs”. Bissessur urged the local soccer enthusiasts to make it a habit of coming to the Recreation and Manor Ground each week in the hope of inspiring the Siyaya lads to victory.
MAPHUMULO MUNICIPALITY Postal Address: Private Bag X9205 Maphumulo 4470
Physical Address: MR 711 Lot 152 MAPHUMULO
Tel: 032 481 4500 Fax: 032 481 2053
MAPHUMULO MUNICIPALITY KWAZULU-NATAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT, 2008 INVITATION TO COMMENT The Maphumulo Municipality has received an application in terms of Chapter 4 of the KwaZulu-Natal Planning and Development Act (No. 6 of 2008) to develop outside the area of the Town Planning Scheme for 2000 in-situ housing structures on the Farm Hohoza No 16514. The Mkhonto project area falls within the Mkhonto Traditional Authority Area (TA) which forms part of Ward 9 and 10 of the Maphumulo Local Municipality. The total extent of the project area is approximately 5160.26Ha. A copy of the application is available for inspection during ofﬁce hours (08h00 and 16h00) at the Support Services Ofﬁce, 1st Floor, Lot MO 153, Maphumulo. Comments on the application may be submitted by hand, mail or email to Adv J.I Mhlongo, Maphumulo Municipality, Telephone Number for enquires (032) 481 4500, Email Jabulani@maphumulo.gov.za by 11 October 2013. The Maphumulo Municipality may refuse to accept comments submitted after the closing date People who failed to lodge comments by the closing date will not have the right to appeal against the decision of the Municipality.
UMASIPALA WAKWAMAPHUMULO KWAZULU-NATAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT, 2008 ISIMEMO SOKUNIKEZELA NGEMIBONO UMasipala wakwaMaphumulo uthole isicelo ngokwesimiso sesiGaba 4 somthetho weKwaZulu Natal Planning and Development Act (No. 6 of 2008) sokuthuthukisa indawo engaphandle kwe Town Planning Scheme, kwakhiwe imizi engu 2000 kwi-ndawo yefamu i-Hohoza No 16514. Indawo yakwaMkhonto ingaphansi kwa wadi 9 no 10 kuMasipala wakwaMaphumulo. Incwadi yesicelo iyatholakala ukuze uyihlaziye, ngesikhathi somsebenzi (08h00 - 16h00) ehhovisi le-Support Services, 1st Floor, Lot MO 153, Maphumulo. Imibono mayelana nesicelo ingalethwa bukhoma, ithunyelwe ngeposi, okanye ngeemail ku Adv. J.I. Mhlongo nge e-mail ethi Jabulani@maphumulo.gov.za noma kushayelwe kwinombolo ethi (032) 481 5000, engakashayi umhlaka 11 October 2013. UMasipala wakwaMaphumulo angeke ayamukele imibono eﬁka ngemuva kwesikhathi sokuvala esinqunyiwe. Abantu abahlulekile ukuveza imibono yabo ngesikhathi ngeke bakwazi ukuphikisana nesinqumo sikaMasipala
Maidens which took part in the Reed Dance 2013
59/61 Mahatma Gandhi Street, KwaDukuza Tel: 032 437 9405, Fax: 032 437 9487
Mr. Ngubane ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER MAPHUMULO MUNICIPALITY
Stanger and District Volleyball AssociationFixtures Sunil Pranpath Corporate League Wednesday, September 4 7pmTeam Style vs Cool Leaders (umpire Teachers Style) 8pmPowertrans vs Teachers Style (um pireTeam Style)
Official on Duty: Cooks Moodley Club on Duty: Cool Leaders EZE’s Electrical Competitive League Thursday, September 5 7pmGroveEndvsWarriorsSport(umpire
KSST) 8pmKSST vs Randsons (umpireWarriors Sport) Official on Duty: Rajiv Mathapersad Club on Duty: Warriors Sport KDSA Social League
September 6, 2013
Thursday, September 5 7pmTitansvsDarnall(umpireCoolLead ers) 8pmTeachers Style vs Cool Leaders (um pireDarnall) 9pmTitans vs Manor Old Boys (umpire
topple log leaders
>> Nailbiting finish in volleyball league game
Teachers Style) Official on Duty: Alvin Moonsamy Club on Duty: Titans
COOL LEADERS OOL Leaders finished on top against Grove End (2-1) in an enthralling SunilPranpathIncorporated-sponsored Stanger and District Volleyball Association (SDVA) Corporate League game played at the association courts on Wednesday night. Oozing confidence, the log leaders arrived at the courts with no substitutes on the bench, but were made to work extremely hard in their 25-21 win in the opening set. The lanky Kamal Singh and Bevlin Thaver enjoyed a bevy of good sets from the ultraconsistent setter Raj Naidoo. Despite the early setback, Cool Leaders took the game to their more illustrious opponents and started to find chinks in the Grove End armory. Robin Reddy and the left-handed Alvin Ramalingam proved to be a perennial thorn in the flesh of the Grove End lads. Clive Kista tried to keep Grove End in the hunt for honours with his deft dumps, but the superb cover work of Rodney Ponnsamy and Wilson Govender served as a catalyst as the Cool Leaders lads upped their tempo to snatch a thrilling 29-27 win to level the scores at 1-1 and push the game into a third and decisive set. Both teams produced champagne volleyball overflowing with individual talent in the final set. Revy Harryprasad and Reddy capitalised on Selvan Moonsamy’s sets to give Cool Leaders a narrow 5-3 lead. Singh and Thaver quickly snuffed out the deficit to level the scores at 6-6. Cool Leaders kept the scoreboard ticking at the change of sides and raced to a 13-11 lead. With their backs against the wall, Grove End rallied back gamely to level the scores at 14-14 before eventually succumbing to a 14-16 defeat. Meanwhile,intheEZE’SElectrical-sponsored Competitive League game played on Thursdaynight,Randsonsscrapedtoahard fought 25-23; 25-23 win against Warriors Sport. There was an early scare for reigning champions, KSST who were trailing 11-16 againstnemesisGroveEnd.ButSydKisten’s charges virtually grabbed victory from the jaws of death after clinching the first set nar-
Manor to host Shivendra memorial cricket tournament
Cool Leaders were ecstatic after beat ing log leaders Grove End in a Su nil Pranpath Incor poratedsponsored Corporate League game played at the association courts last Wednesday.
rowly (28-26). Both teams entertained the partisan crowd with some superb attacking volleyball at the start of the 2nd set. Grove End, lacking the BMT (Big Match Temperament) have only themselves to blame after going down 22-25. Darnall Action Sporting kicked off their
3rd round campaign in the KDSA Social League ranks on a horrendous note after conceding a walkover to stragglers Manor Old Boys. Titans extended their lead at the summit of the KDSA Social League log table with a fluent 25-21; 25-14 win against arch-rivals Sunbrook.
STANGER Manor Primary School will host the annual Shivendra Velan memorial six-a-side cricket tournament which starts on Thursday 5 September. Principal of Manor Primary, Logan Reddy said: “Shivendra, a grade six pupil, died in 2008 after a short illness and the Velan family has decided to sponsor a crickettournamentannuallytoperpetuatethememory of their only son”. Eight schools comprising of hosts Manor Primary, Stanger Heights, Gledhow, Lee Primary, Harry Bodasing, Dawnview, Ashram and KwaDukuza Primarywillcontestthe 2013memorialtournament. Matches will be played on a knockout basis. The duration of each game will be five The late Shivendra Velan overs per side which must be bowled by five different players. In the event of the scores being tied aftertheregulatoryfiveoversperside,thefallofwickets will be taken into account to determine the winner. In the unlikely event of a deadlock in the scores and fall of wickets being the same, each team will bowl a super over to determine the winner. Thesemi’sandfinalwilltakeplaceonSaturday,September 14 at Manor Primary. Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up and medals to the losing semi-finalists. Special awards will be presented to the best bowler and batsman in the final. Lunch will be provided for all semi-finalists. Players participating in the tournament must be born in 2000; 2001 or later. Each team must comprise of six players and a reserve. For further details, contact the tournament director, Isaac Abraham on 079 4280 345.
KWADUKUZA MUNICIPALITY MUNICIPAL NOTICE NO. 204/2013 In terms of Section 116(3) (b) of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003, the local community is hereby notified that – In accordance with Municipal Council Resolution held on 10TH JULY 2013; Council intends to amend the following contract, by extending the period of the contract to the 30th day of June 2014, thereby including the 2013/2014 financial year: MOTEKO (THE RESIDENT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT UNIT CONSULTANTS) The local community is hereby invited to submit representations within fourteen (14) days to the municipality in this regard. MUNICIPAL MANAGER Municipal Civic Centre Chief Albert Luthuli Street KwaDukuza 4450 Tel No. (032) 437 5000
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Suren Bissessur (president of Sporting Club Real Celtic), Suraj Maharaj (CEO of K9 Security Services), Rajen Reddy (director of KZN Oils), Maxwell Gwegwe (manager of Celtic) congratulate Celtic’s leading goalscorer, Tholithemba Dube.
Local legends honoured >> Real Celtic celebrates anniversary WEEKLY REPORTER
PORTINGClubRealCeltic(anaffiliate of KwaDukuza Local Football Association) celebrated their 25th anniversary at a lavish function held at the K9 Security Services conference centre in KwaDukuza on Saturday. Dignitaries, including the president of KwaDukuza Local Football Association, Nkosinathi Mhlongo, past and present officials and players of the club, patrons and sponsors joined in the club’s festivities. Suren Bissessur, a founding member of the club, took the guests on a trip down memory lane reminiscing the proud achievements of the club over the past 25 years.
“In the late 80s the club played under the banner of SAPS Football Club with the majority of players being policeman, but pressure from the nonracial sports body, SACOS which distanced itself from the police during the apartheid era resulted in the name-change to Sporting Club Real Celtic, Bissessur. He said that despite the lack of funding, the club was able to overcome the storm of adversity through the commitment, dedication and zeal of players and officials who dug deep into their pockets to meet the club’s day to day running expenses. Bissessur was indebted to stalwarts of the club including Fishy Naidoo, Sagie Naidoo, Andrew Athymoolan, Mike Harris and Maxwell
Sporting Club Real Celtic player of the year, Sabelo Dotye being con gratulated by Maxwell Gwegwe (manager of Celtic and Rajen Reddy (director of KZN Oils).
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Gwegwe who set up a strong foundation for others to continue the good work of the club. Celtic was also grateful for the sponsorship of kits from Rajen Reddy (director of KZN Oils). Bissessur singled out Suraj Maharaj (CEO of K9 Security Services) for his ongoing financial support and providing transport for players during training sessions and on match days. Fishy Naidoo, who served as the captain of the club and a well-known referee who officiated in domestic matches and at professional matches in KwaZulu-Natal, attributed the success of the club over the 25 years to the strict discipline of the officials who rubbed shoulders with the players and supporters.
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PresidentofKwaDukuzaLocalFootball Nkosinathi Mhlongo said, “Real Celtic boasts a rich history and I must compliment the players and officials for hosting a 25th anniversary banquet”. Special awards were presented to the past and present players and officials . Head coach, Makhekhe Ndimeni and assistant coach, Melecha Dube werehonouredfortheircontribution. Sabelo Dotye was voted player of the year. Celtic’s talisman striker, Tholithemba Dube who scored more than 30 goals in the 2012/2013 season, was honoured for his outstanding achievement. Nkosinathi Ngubane was adjudged the most improved player. Mzoxolo Ndimeni scoopedtheprestigiousplayers’player of the year award.
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