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Stanger Manor gets a revamp [4] Zimbali Golf Estate … with less than an hour before mining tycoon Mzi Khumalo’s two multi­million rand properties with a combined value of R15.9­million went under the hammer, the auction was called off.

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N 11th hour deal saved South African mining tycoon Mzi Khumalo’s two multimillion rand properties in the luxury Zimbali Golf Estate outside Ballito from going under auction, yesterday morning. The plots were expected to be auctioned at the instruction of First Rand Bank at the office of the Sheriff in Stanger, KwaDukuza Municipality at 10am. But with less than an hour be-

fore the properties with a combined value of R15.9-million went under the hammer, the auction was called off. Acting for FRB, Alan Jacobs of Mendelow-Jacobs Attorneys said an arrangement was made within an hour before the auction took place adding that this “is not unusual”. He said Khumalo owed the bank approximately R14-million and not the R17-million as has been suggested in media reports. Deeds Office records show the two properties are owned by Khu-

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Pillay praises ANC delivery MERVYN KRISHNA

“PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma's leadership has led to improved service delivery.” This is according to ANC provincial ex­ ecutive committee member and Kwa­ Zulu­Natal MEC for human settle­ ment, Ravi Pillay, who was the guest of honour at an ANC gala dinner on Thursday night. The event, held at the Sibusiso Hall in Sundumbili, was aimed at uniting members of the ANC and supporters from the community and to raise funds for the organisation. The dinner, which was attended by prominentANCmembersandbusiness people, raised in excess of R200 000 which will go towards building the par­ ty’s presence in the area preceding the 2014 general elections. Speaking at the dinner, Pillay said president Zuma had bettered the gov­ ernment's delivery successes since 1994. He said this had been done through improved access to education and formal housing, and the expan­

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sion of primary health care, electricity provision and access to water services. “The economy has grown and is more diverse today than in 1993, and public revenues have increased,” said Pillay. “Though divisions of race, gender and class remain, reflected in inequali­ ty across these lines, the ANC govern­ ment’s policies are ensuring that we steadfastly work to remove such ine­ qualities,” he said. The building of a South Africa based on strong and positive princi­ ples and value featured strongly in Pil­ lay's speech. “The social ills, such as drug and alcohol abuse, the murder and rape of the elderly and teenagers, and teen­ age pregnancies are a manifestation of the wounds on the psyche of black people in particular that still needs to be healed,” said Pillay. Early in his address, he called on the community to take a moment to send their thoughts and prayers to ail­ ing former president Nelson Mandela during this difficult time.


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grades to the area. KwaDukuza mayor Ricardo Mthembu together with councillors, officials and staff, at a switch-on ceremony for street lights, said the ANCrun municipality delivers.

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TANGER Manor residents rejoiced that their “long wait” was over on Thursday as they welcomed some much needed up-

“When my office received complaints about the faulty street lights and the deplorable state of the roads, we acted swiftly and made sure that money was made available for the 2013/14 budget.

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School wins court battle JYOTHI LALDAS A DISPUTE between a local secondary school and security service provider was dismissed with costs in favour of the school at the Durban High Court last week. This came after Eagle Eye Protection Services filed an interdict to stop Stanger Manor Secondary School from terminat­ ing its services in June this year.

The school filed responding legal documents through Narrine Perumal and Company and defended the case. The school claimed that Eagle Eye did not fulfil the requirements of the contract and therefore its services were terminated. The school also claimed that Eagle Eye did not have specific equipment on certain occasions and they did not have a proper monitoring system in place. Eagle Eye believed their three year

contract was terminated without valid reasoning,claiming the company did have a monitoring system in place as well as a control room and that they were being treated unfairly. Eagle Eye took the school to court in the hope that they would either be rein­ stated as the security service provider or paid out the value of the three year con­ tract , which amounted to more than R500 000 in addition to legal fees. However, the case was dismissed with costs after the court found that Eagle Eye misrepresented itself in tender

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documents. Speaking to the Weekly, the schools attorney, Narrine Perumal said service providers must realise that schools are not there to make money off. “Service providers need to take this in­ to consideration before dragging a school to court over matters which could have been solved amicably internally.” School governing body chairperson, Balan Naidoo said they were confident from the beginning. “When the tender was issued, based on what the security company presented

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ties. This was announced during a public meeting held at Makhuliseni in Ndwedwe recently. The cost of each toilet is R7 500. Each unit will be .7 metres high. There will also be special toilets for the handicapped.

Project managers, Mvula Trust, said construction would be completed by the end of October. Speaking at the meeting, iLembe deputy mayor, Dolly Shandu said: “The dignity of the black man will soon be restored. Development is here, you can see it and you can touch it.” Shandu urged the people to treat the project the same way they treat-

ed the housing project. “This is your project. Take care of it. There will be building materials such as cement and soil on site, protect it,” she added. Shandu said the community must act as the municipality’s eyes so that the building material would not be stolen. She said preference would be given to local cooperatives to supply

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to us, we had no option but to award the tender. “However, other security companies who also tendered came back to us and told us that we flouted tender procedures. “Investigations revealed what they were saying was true, so we had to act,” said Naidoo.

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soil, diggers, builders and transport. “Let everyone benefit regardless of political affiliation. If you happen to get your toilet first, don’t steal or let others steal.” Infrastructure committee chairperson, Jabulani Zondo, said the job opportunities that would be available to the community included community liaison officer, quality assurance, health care and others.

THE KwaDukuza Regional Court sen­ tenced convicted armed robbers and rapists Nkululeko Ngcobo (23), Mz­ wakhile Khanyile (20) and Senzo Mathebula (18) to 40 years in jail in to­ tal. Ngcobo was sentenced to eight years for house robbery while Khany­ ile and Mathebula were sentenced to eight years for house robbery and ten years each for rape. A warrant of arrest was also issued for a 16­year­old juvenile. According to KZN police spokes­ person, captain Thulani Zwane, the court heard how four men broke into a house in Dube Village and pretended to be police officers. “They held two victims up with a firearm and knives and tied up the man with an electric cord. “They ransacked the house and dragged the female victim to a toilet where they allegedly raped her. “They took valuables and R600 in cash before they fled the scene.”

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Entrepreneurs shine

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Trenley Tilbrook (CEO of the iLembe Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism), Welcome Mdabe (iLembe District mayor) with Siphesihle Gumede, Sandi Nzungane, Innocent Zulu, Cheryl Peters (Enterprise iLembe) Megan Allan, Craig Heafield and Chantelle Sharples.

Carpenter walks away with top spot in competition MERVYN KRISHNA

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Winner Siphesihle Gumede.

SELF-employed and selftaught carpenter from Groutville, Siphesihle Gumede, owner of Superior Kitchens, was named entrepreneur of the year in Illembe’s “The Entrepreneur” competition and walked away with R25 000 for his efforts. The grand finale show took place at the Umhlali Country Club on Wednesday evening, attracting more than 100 guests, including some of last year’s competition winners, sponsors, local business owners and chamber business mentors. Gumede was followed by Chantelle Sharples of Etiquette, a small business providing waiter training and quality staff for the catering and hospitality sector. She won R20 000 in prize

money and free advertising. Shoot 4 Change business owner Sandi Nzungane took third place and R18 000 in prize money. Innocent Zulu, owner of Phindomunye Construction came fourth and won R 12 000. Megan Allen from Brides and Ball Gowns was fifth, winning R 5000. Craig Heafield of Omni Sense won the award for most innovative business. He received R 10 000 for his effort. The eldest of four children, Gumede says he learned everything about the trade from his uncle Bheki. When Bhekani passed away in 2008, Siphesihle took over the reins of the operation and says he has not looked back. Today he employs five people on a part time basis and has one other full time employee in addition to

himself. Announcing the winner, judge Jane Wiltshire said: “Many things impressed us about Siphesihle – his youth and the fact that this enterprise creates jobs. “More importantly though is his clear identification of an under-serviced niche of black, middle income home owners in Groutville and his absolute commitment to quality.” iLembe mayor Welcome Mdabe said the quality of the presentations and the business plans were “absolutely outstanding”, which was a tribute to months of hard work by contestants and their mentors. “What a great choice of finalists. You all were amazing and I can see why you were chosen.I felt humbled to be in your presence. Well done to every single one of you,” he said. Ilembe Chamber chief executive officer, Trenley Tilbrook, thanked

sponsors African Bank, the Airports CompanyofSouthAfrica,Enterprise Ilembe, a Dutch engineering company called Royal Hanskoning DHV, King Shaka International Airport, the North Coast Courier and the University of KwaZulu-Natal for all their support. “Part of our recipe for success is the role played by the team of mentors. “I want to thank them for all the hard work they have put in and for making this competition a success. And last but not least I want to thank my staff,” said Tilbrook. “This year will be slightly different from the other years because the top three winners will travel to Gauteng to compete against others from other chambers in the country at a national final in Gauteng. “All the travel and accommodation costs have been covered.”

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Dr Tashnee Singh on qualifying as a Medical Doctor (MB CHB)

Today proves something we have always known about you. You are pretty smart. You have always been our happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present and hope and promise of the future. May Gods grace be with you today, tomorrow and forever - Good luck and congratulations. From parents Vikesh & Pritha Singh, sister Dr Sarieta Singh, brother Vikar, grand mums Mrs B.G. Singh and Mrs R.M. Maharaj, aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.


Mayor calls on residents to honour the elderly MERVYN KRISHNA KWADUKUZA mayor Ricardo Mthembu has urged the residents of KwaDukuza to observe National Older Persons Week by celebrating the contribution of senior citizens in their communities even after it ends. National Older Persons Week was officially launched by president Jacob Zuma on Sunday, 29 September

and runs from September 30 to October 6, to promote respect of, and the rights of older persons. To commemorate National Older Persons Week under the theme: “Building a caring society for all ages”, the KwaDukuza Municipality will this week host a Mayor's Luncheon with local senior citizens. “Our senior citizens are the pillars of our families and communi-

ties as many households in South Africa are headed by grandparents. Also, many senior citizens provide care and support to orphans and vulnerable children in our country,” said Mthembu. “The commemoration of National Older Persons Week for the first time this year is, indeed, a welcomed initiative. “We have the collective responsi-

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bility to establish and sustain a caring society for all the vulnerable sections of our society, including our senior citizens. “I call on all our people to join us in this initiative . “Let us show gratitude and respect to our senior citizens and by building a humane society in which our senior citizens can enjoy a life of dignity. “

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UBLIC Protector Thuli Madonsela has been asked to probe claims of mismanagement in some KwaZulu-Natal municipalities, including Mandeni. Other municipalities include eThekwini, Umkhanyakude and Zululand. According to information supplied to the Public Protector's office in 2009, Mandeni Municipality did not renew the contract of Globe Tech Security Company and instead brought

in Enforce Security Company. According to a reliable source, what made that move suspicious was that, whereas Globe Tech Security Company was paid R60 000 per month, Enforce Security Company’s payment was about four times more, approximately R260 000 per month. This despite the allegations that the new company does not have enough necessary resources to execute its mandate. This security company is alleged to be the same company which was

awarded a contract by eThekwini Municipality. In a statement, the Public Protector's office said these are serious allegations. “We do not know if they are true or not, and we do not in any way wish to apportion blame to anyone. “But if they are true, they are a serious indictment, not only against the political leadership of all the cited municipalities, but also against the relevant MEC.” Inkatha Freedom Party deputy national spokesperson, Joshua Mazibu-

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ko said that his party believed that it is imperative that they are thoroughly probed so that the truth will come out. “It is the IFP’s view that, regardless of any other investigation that may be going on, if any, the office of the Public Protector must come in urgently to investigate these allegations so that the people will know the truth.” Attempts to obtain comment from Mandeni mayor, Siphesihle Zulu, were unsuccessful at the time of going to press.

WE DO NOT KNOW IF THEY ARE TRUE OR NOT, AND WE DO NOT IN ANY WAY WISH TO APPORTION BLAME TO ANYONE. BUT IF THEY ARE TRUE, THEY ARE A SERIOUS INDICTMENT, NOT ONLY AGAINST THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, BUT ALSO AGAINST THE RELEVANT MEC.

A STRIKE by Dynamic Fibre Moulding (DFM) employees that stretched for almost five weeks has ended with a three year wage increase agreement. The agreement states that workers will receive a 10.9% wage increase during the first year and 9.2% in the second and third years. National Union of Minework­ ers South Africa (NUMSA) or­ ganiser, Gordon Sithole said he was content with the agreement. DFM chief executive officer Godfrey Sabido said he was happy that the employees were back at work. “Wehaveagreedtoprotectand preserve jobs. Everything is back to nor­mal.” The company, based in Isithe­ be, has been operating for 20 years and employs about 260 people, of whom 173 were on strike.


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ON Saturday, 26 October South Africa will shine with thousands of clay lamps lighting the land, bringing peace and prosperity to the African soil. The com­ munity of Glenhills/Lot 14 will celebrate their 11th Diwali Festival, organised by the Glenhills and District Diwali Commit­ tee on this day at the Glenhills Sports

Glenhills ­ Festival of Light Grounds commencing at 2pm. The festival of Diwali sees millions of Hindusaroundtheglobecelebrateinuni­ son the triumph of good over evil. The Glenhills Festival of Light will be a day of joyous cultural celebration, with an integrated community­embracing programme of songs, dances, sketches and talks from various cultural groups. The Glenhills area will dazzle as the fireworks are set off as promised by com­

mittee president, Soonitha Janaki. “Diwali, like other festivals celebrat­ ed by Hindus, is not merely religious in its appeal, but also has social cultural and community dimensions. “Diwali is an occasion to strengthen bondsoffriendshipwithpeoplefromdif­ ferent faiths, hence the integrated pro­ gramme by the Glenhills and District Di­ wali Committee.” Members of the committee are busy

putting together 'top class' entertain­ ment that will surpass previous years. This year’s function will be graced by various stakeholders including mem­ bers of parliament, a provisional minis­ ter, religious leaders, business leaders and the community at large. The Glen­ hills and District Diwali Committee wishes all a joyous and festive Diwali. For more information contact Rabi Singh on 032 552 4456.

Career expo draws youth

Stanger Manor ANCYL tries to make a change

The African Na­ tional Congress Youth League Stanger Manor branch secretary Siyabonga Mbatha, chairperson Mbali Khumalo, Umfolozi College senior lec­ turer Ram Maker­ dood and the league's education and training officer Nkuleleko Shoba

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employment after earning a tertiary qualification. Representatives from the Umfolozi College were available to provide information for student in continuing their education to obtain a qualification.

According to feedback obtained from the employers and recruiters who participated, they found the event to be well organised and reported that they had met several candidateswhotheyintendedtocontactfor future interviews.

Chairperson of the Youth League, Mbali Khumalo said good education builds the foundation for a successful career. “We are excited to have provided connections for our students to so many prominent businesses in

KwaDukuza and are hopeful that these connections will lead to full time employment opportunities.” She added the Youth League remains committed to assisting the youth, not only the Stanger Manor area, but KwaDukuza as a whole.

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HE African National Congress Youth League Stanger Manor branch hosted a successful Career Expo at the Stanger Manor Library on Saturday. Nearly 120 job seekers and students attended the event. According to branch secretary SiyabongaMbatha,withtheunemployment rate continuing to remain high, it is imperative that the Youth League do everything it can to assist students in obtaining employment. This successful career expo demonstrated that employers are interested in hiring. and Italsoshowed thatstudentsareinvesting their efforts in order to obtain


‘Groutville housing project not slow’ NOTHANDO NDLOVU A HOPEFUL Groutville councillor told the Weekly that by December some of the qualifying beneficiaries of a local housing project will receive their homes This was after he was questioned about the delay of the Groutville Priority 2 housing project which was discussed at last week’s municipal council meeting. During the council meeting, held at

KwaDukuza Council Chambers, it was dis­ cussed that the project was experiencing delays after a change of scope. This was because of an agreement by iLembe District Municipality and KwaDu­ kuza Municipality to implement water­ borne sewers for sanitation as a higher lev­ el of service in place of VIP latrines. It was said that the agreement was reached in March 2010 after a policy changebyiLembewhereVIPswereconsid­

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ered to be ‘unacceptable’. This was to ensure that the level of ser­ vice for sanitation in Groutville meets with the development density, ground condi­ tions and environmental considerations. Councillor, Innocent Nxumalo said the municipality addressed community members on the state of the project a week ago. He said community members were in­ formed that they would receive temporary

chemicaltoiletssothattheycouldstartus­ ing their houses. “We can’t allocate houses without proper sanitation. There is a big need for these houses in this ward . “That is the reason the municipality is speeding up the process.” In the council agenda it stated that some of the reasons for the delay included previous land owners restricting access to portions of the development site and

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claiming to contest the expropriation set­ tlements. Nxumalo said that issue had been par­ tially solved as the land owners were hav­ ing discussions with the municipality. The entire project is expected to be complete by 16 July 2014.

Stanger Superspar winners

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Lotare news ALL members of the Lower Tugela Asociation of Retired Educators (LOTARE) are reminded of the following: A meeting of all members will be held on Wednesday, 16 October at the Stanger Heights Primary School commencing at 2:30pm. Members are urged to attend as the end of year event and programme for 2014 will be discussed. The 2013 AGM/ dinner will be held on November 6 at the Ocean Reff Hotel in Zinkwazi at 4pm. Teachers and school based personnel who retired in the course of the year are invited to join Lotare. For more information, contact the chairman, Bala Tolsi on 032 551 3273 or 072 385 6581.

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R75 000 but I believe that one should not amass wealth only to satisfy your egos and desire which gives you temporary satisfaction and is forgotten at the time of death. “Your unselfish service to the community will last for a long time.” Diwali will be celebrated on Sunday, 27 October at the temple in Stanger Manor. If you qualify for a hamper please call at 20 Lindley Street, Hypersinghs Pooja Shop to collect your voucher. Please note no telephone calls will be considered. Anyone wanting to contribute can contact Sing on 032 551 1683 or 073 152 8910.

DIWALI hampers will be distributed to the poor and needy for the 17th consecutive year by the Shree Hanuman Temple Group. To qualify for one of 300 hampers valued at R200 a family's combined income should not exceed R2500 per month. Preference will be given to Hindus celebrating Diwali and persons with families rather than individuals. Main sponsor and head of the temple councillor Madhun Sing said he sees this as an opportunity to share whatever God has given him with the poor and destitute. “Man is society and society is man. The estimated cost to host the event is

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PHONE: 031 533 7600 PUBLISHER Neil Tapinos neil.tapinos@ expressmedia.co.za GROUP EDITOR Desiree Erasmus desiree.erasmus@ witness.co.za ZULU EDITOR: Guy Vezi guy@umafrika.co.za REPORTERS: Jyothi Laldas jyothilaldas@ gmail.co.za 032 552 3363 Mervyn Krishna

Where do politicians get off?

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AST week I heard one of the most preposterous stories on 5fm. On my way to work the SABC run station ran a lead story about transport minister Dipou Peters saying that only a “few” people are against the implementation of e-tolls in Gauteng, with the majority in favour of having “world class roads”. President Jacob Zuma recently signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, which paves the

way for the implementation of etolling. Now this is not the first time a government official has said something so outrageously nonfactual and blatantly ignorant. This happens all the time with politicians. The spin. That's what its called in the ever back stabbing world of politics. Take something super ridiculous and make it seem a little bit okay. A run of the mill event if you will. But the reality of how we live as South Africans on a day to day basis paints quite a despondent picture. Despite what we are told by economists, there is a lot of money in this country. We are often referred to as the United States of Africa. And this is a fairly accurate comparison. Our country has billions of rands at its disposal that is being squandered by local, provincial and national politicians.

Many of the comments you read in this very paper as well as the broadsheets is merely what reporters can tell you. We have to give you factual information. But the truth is, there are many shoddy deals both here in the iLembe District as well as the rest of the country, which are always benefitting politicians. The E-tolling matter for example. This comes despite the fact that there is a fuel levy that has been implemented by government. Where are the civic associations? Where are the councillors who are meant to be implementing or “working together” to help these small communities? This is where it all starts. Now of course I'm not saying that all your local politicians are involved in shoddy dealings. But my friends, trust me, some of them are. And wow,they make a lot more

money than you or I. I like to call it the comfort marker. Over R25 000 per month. How has KwaDukuza, for example, improved since 2011? To me it looks shockingly the same,andI visit all townships and suburbs on a daily basis. You, the so-called community, are letting yourselves down. You are never at public meetings. There are ahandful of familiar faces that are making key decisions and leaving “the general” comments with the newspaper. Is this the society you want your children and great grandchildren to live in? Live up to the legacy of stalwarts like Billy Nair. Don't just name drop or enjoy your armchair critic status. Go out to these meetings and make a difference. Hold your public officials to account. If you don't, stop complaining.

Light up my life, please I LIVE in Sandra Road, Ballito and for the last four months the street lights have not been working. I called the KwaDukuza Call Centre on numerous occasions reporting this matter but nothing has been done. I go home well after dark. We are living in dangerous times where it is imperative to have adequate lighting for some semblance of safety. I cannot understand why as ratepayers we have a mammoth task of begging for our voice to be heard by our municipality, yet Ballito is the highest rate paying area in the KwaDukuza Municipality. We need the street lights fixed ASAP. Mr K Naidoo

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Twitter hacking? BEING on different social networks can be exciting when you're meeting new people and making new friends, but what happens when a social networking hacker comes along? PRIYA NUNKUMAR Facebook YOUNG, WISE, FREE hacking is the most common I believe, however recently I've noticed that Twitter has its own share of hacking going on. The most common type of hacking I've noticed on Twitter is when a “hacked” account sends you a private message that contains a link. When you click the link, it opens a fake Twitter log in, which requires a username and password. Once your details are entered, the hacker has all the information they need to basically steal your account. I I haven't ever seen a hacker actually tweet anything, however the irritation factor is high when all of your followers get emails directing them to some random site for weight loss and such. The most well-known hacking message that I have seen is a Direct Message (DM), that says “See what this person is saying about you”, followed by a link. Having any social network account hacked can be very dangerous for you, because all your personal information can be seen and your location can be found in status updates and location tagging. So how do we as teenagers protect ourselves from these predators who are just waiting for us to make the first move? We should try not to add locations on social networks which state our home addresses. Also, try to keep your personal information on social networks limited. As much as we would like to share information freely, it may save us later on. It's very unfortunate that we have to limit our freedom to say what we would like on social networks and let people know that we are enjoying our lives. However, to protect ourselves from bored people, there is a line we need to draw. Make sure you are always social network wise!


Hirsch’s Ballito birthday bash

HIRSCH Ballito celebrated their 8th birthday over the weekend, and they had a special, pint sized VIP to help them celebrate. Four year old Lucien Nicholson was invited to come along andcutthecakewithmanagingdirector of the company, Richard Hirsch. Lucien is a great fan of Hirsch’s and calls it his “bachine shop”. Hirsch’s Rajen Govender said: “The sale went extremely well and we would like to thank all our loyal KwaDukuza customers for their fantastic support.”

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EVERY year at least two children from our town are diagnosed with leukaemia. Fortunately there are treatment protocols that can cure this blood cancer. However, frequently this treatment does not work. These are the children that need bone marrow transplants. The Sunflower Fund makes this possible. Crossing borders and countries, the Sunflower Fund perseveres un-

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Child prodigy super Saiyan C

HILD prodigies are defined as children who possess un­ usual talents showing great mastery of a certain subject, art or skill. They are usually children no older than 11 who show extreme proficiency in certain adult­relat­ ed fields. Today, scientists are still studying this mystery and trying to determine whether prodigies are a product of genetics or up­ bringing. With KwaDukuza born Saiyan Naidoo its definitely a combina­ tion of both. Saiyan is a nine­year­ old who plays lead guitar for the popular Tyles band. Saiyan blew the audience away when he performed at the Battle of the Bands contest at Sibaya in August this year. Saiyan was seen strumming thetunesofDireStraits,DeepPur­ ple, Santana and the Eagles, like a seasoned professional. His rendition of Jonathan But­ ler’s 7th Avenue, led one seasoned musician to comment that the next best thing to what he heard, was indeed the original. Saiyan has been playing guitar from the tender age of four. His mentor is his grandfather Sydney Naidoo, who was the drummer for the original Tyles band, and the bandleaderforthebandasitisto­ day. Sydney was quick to realise Saiyans keen ear for music. De­ spite no formal music training and being unable to read or write mu­ sic, Saiyan was able to pick up in­ tricate pieces merely by listening.

At age five Saiyan performed before legendary American jazz musician, and three time Grammy nominee Ronny Jordan. In the same year, Saiyan releases hisfirstCD,makinghimoneofSA’s youngest recorded artists. In 2011, Saiyan outdid 800 other hopefuls to win a talent contest at Ushaka Marine World. However, his performance at the Battle of the Bands Show in Sibaya, is what propelled Saiyan firmly into the limelight. Sagren Moodley of Box­Office Promotions, who now manage Saiyan's career, believes that he is animmensetalentandisdestined for greatness on the world stage. Moodley says that Saiyan is only now learning to read music and play the piano. “It is all part of developing Saiyan as a musician and the up­ comingBattleoftheBandstourof KZN is all part of the strategy to expose Saiyan to the world.” Catch Saiyan and his band the Tyles performing with the Chats­ worthbasedbandtheMagnets,at Sibaya on Friday, 18 October at 7.30pm and Sunday, 20 October at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at Computicket and Shoprite/ Checkers. Keep reading the Stanger Weekly to find out how you can win tickets to see the amazing Saiyan at play. For more informa­ tion or to contribute to Saiyan's trust fund email info@boxoffice­ sa.co.za.

Social work scholarship now available

AS part of the recruitment strategy and initiative to address critical and scarce skills, the national Department of Social Development is making a scholarship available in the field of social work.

Applications are open to current social work students as well as prospective students who would like to enroll for a social work degree. iLembe District social development manager, Mike Pitso said the scholarship will cover registration, tuition, prescribed books, stipend for

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Saiyan Naidoo performs at the Battle of the Bands

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til a match is found. They are responsible for giving life and hope to thousands of children in our country. The Elleah Rose Foundation is proud to assist in this endeavour. To join in this worthy cause buy a bandana for R25 from Dr JA Vythelingam at the White House Centre and wear it on Sunday, 13 October. Show your support for the Sunflower Fund and children with cancer by purchasing your bandana today!

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Zikalala will listen

Cupcakes for Cancer drive

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THE community will have the op­ portunity to make their voices heard when ANC provincial secre­ tary Sihle Zikalala visits KwaDuku­ za to ‘listen to the people’ at 6pm tomorrow (Thursday) at the KwaDukuza Town Hall. Urgent concerns of the Indian, White and Coloured communities willberaisedatthisspecialmeeting

which will focus on listening to, ratherthanaddressingthecommu­ nity. There will be no restrictions on any discussion. Issues that will be open for dis­ cussion include, poor service deliv­ ery and disregard for ratepayers rights, councillors who are not do­ ing their jobs, etc. The community is urged to at­ tend the meeting and bring out their grievances.

WITH October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ThaTha’s Farm is hosting a CUPCAKES FOR CANCER initiative. The inspiration for the event was taken from the Dr Seuss film The Lorax with the theme “Unless someone like you cares an aw­ ful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not!” TheinitiativeisafundraisingeventonSun­ day, 20 October where cupcakes will be sold to raise funds for the Dolphin Coast Hospice

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Association. ThaTha's Farm is calling on all interested individuals and businesses to make this drive a success. They require sponsorships of decorated cupcakes for sale, as well as other items such as tea, coffee, sugar, milk, tables, chairs, table­ cloths, overlays, cupcake stands, cups and saucers. All sponsors will be able to promote their organisation at the event at the same time al­

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lowing them the opportunity to ensure aware­ ness of their support. There will also be entertainment and chal­ lenges such as cupcake decorating for adults andchildren.KeepreadingtheStangerWeekly to find out more about this worthy cause. For more information call Owen Ganasen on 083 756 9245.

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NE of KwaDukuza's most well liked principals, Visvanathan Govender was given a fitting farewell recently at Parukubad Primary School in Glendale, hosted by staff and well-wishers. Govender, better known to his colleaguesandthecommunityatlargeas Vis, put down his pen when he retired on Monday, 30 September after 42 years in the teaching fraternity. Govender, who served the school for 32 years, was at the helm of Parakubad for 17 years - making him the longest serving principal to date. Originally from Esenembe, Govender who later moved with his parents to Sigeni, said he always wanted to be a teacher. Govender matriculated at the Stanger Indian High School, now known as Stanger Secondary School.

Principal retires after 42 years service Vis Govender with his wife Rathaluxmi being congratulated by Phambela Circuit Inspector T Woodraj PHOTO: MERVYN KRISHNA

He commenced teaching on January 17, 1971 at Ntumeni Primary School. He later taught at Amatikhulu Primary, Gingindhlovu Primary, Empangeni Primary, Stanger Madressa, Ashram Primary and finally Parakubad Primary Schools where he was promoted to principal on August

He also served as chairman of the Glenville Siva Subramnoiar Temple Society and Glendale Housing Committee Trust. Govender was also a member and representative of the Natal Indian Teacher's Society, South African Indian Teacher's Association, Teacher's

1 1997. Govender, a community worker, also served on the Zululand Indian Workers Association in Ntumeni, Glenville Road and Bridge Board, Glenville Indian School Board, Glendale Indian Mill Group and Glendale Community Land Trust.

Vee Mthembu to host NACMA Tickets are available at through Computicket at HE is watched and admired by over thousands of fans and viewers and this year well­known SABC 1 choral R150 per person for General Admission and R350 per music show Imizwilili presenter Vee Mthembu will person for VIP admittance. For more information log again support his passion and love for choral music onto www.nacma.co.za. Follow us on Facebook onhttps://www.face­ as the official ambassador and one of the hosts of the second annual National Choral Music Achieve­ book.com/pages/National­Choral­Music­ Awards/515251868567985. ment Awards 2013 (NACMA). To follow VeeMthembu on twitter and catch his Officially launched and announced on September 18, 2013, at the Durban Hilton Hotel’s Polo Club, the latest NACMA 2013 updates follow @veemthembu . second annual NACMA 2013 is ready to shine as local choral music stars and celebrities prepare for the glittering award function to be held from 1­2 November 2013 at the Durban Christian Centre – Jesus Dome. Hosted by the Prov­ ince of KwaZulu­Natal, over 5 000 show visitors willhavethegreatoppor­ tunity of watching NAC­ MAliveandcatchtheirfa­ vourite singing sensa­ tions from across South Africa, including Mr Cho­ ral Music Personality, 28­ year old Mthembu. Implemented by the NACMA Awards PTY LTD and launched in 2012, THE ROLE OF THE INDIANS, COLOUREDS & WHITES the first red carpet NAC­ (ICW) COMMUNITIES IN THE ANC STRUCTURES: MA affair recognised UNMEDIATED FORUM choral excellence and celebrated and hon­ You are kindly invited to the ANC Unmediated Forum. This oured the South African forum has been arranged for the ICW particularly the Indian competitive talents and community of KwaDukuza to create a platform in order to artistic expression in the discuss concerns of any nature directly with ANC KZN choral music sector. Provincial Secretary, cde Sihle Zikalala. Multi­talented East Coast­born Mthembu The event will be held as follows: said he was more than privileged to share in an Date : Thursday, 10 October 2013 extraordinary experi­ Time : 18h30 (starting time) ence celebrating choral Venue : KwaDukuza Town Hall music and talented per­ formers from all corners Guest Speaker: ANC Provincial Secretary - cde Sihle Zikalala of South Africa. “I am humbled and flattered Refreshments will be served (veg and non veg). to be a part of this life changingexperience,es­ pecially in the choral music fraternity.”

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AssociationofSouthAfrica,SotuAfrican Democratic Teacher's Union (SADTU). He is currently the secretary of the Stanger Manor Hindu Temple Society and a member of the Stanger Sathsang Sabha. In his address, Govender said those who have put their shoulders to the wheel should not remove their hands from the task at hand. “Remember we all work for a common cause and the cause remains, continue to serve for the sake of our children, our community and indeed our nation.” Govender also thanked his colleagues from the local schools, past and present for their mentoring, guidance and advice. “It is said if you want to walk far walk with someone, if you want to walk fast walk alone. I choose to walk far and thank you for walking with me,” he said.

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Cell: 073 9222 312 DOORS

Visit our display at BUILIT in BALLITO

Tel: 032 586 3331

083 232 0020 Suppliers of MERANTI Garage Doors Manufacturers of quality, maintenance free fibre glass garage doors in a wooden grain finish

Clairvoyance : Crossing Over Angel : Therapy course, Readings Counselling: Bereavement, Marriage & adolescent Cleansings: Home, vehicle & business Motivational seminars & Tarot card readings

Contact: Tel 035 789 2278 / 083 232 0020 Tel R/Bay: 035 789 2278 Ballito: 032 586 3331 Fax: 086 605 0080 Email: naresh@rbdoors.co.za

Cell:082 822 4771

Tel: 081 366 3750 Ronny 079 481 6315 Rowan 032 552 3109 Office

Cv

Joints & Suspension Centre SPECIALIST IN

 CV Joints  Brakes  Wheelbearing  Ball Joints  Mounting

 Rack Ends  Tie Rod End  Bushes  Clutch Overhauls  Services

No.1 Cnr of Cato & Mahatma Ghandi Street (opposite Narainsinghs, next to Boss Car Hire) Tel: 032 551 4215 / 18

Electrical Installations, Sales, Repairs & Maintenance 141 Mahatma Gandhi Street, KwaDukuza Tel:032 - 551 6221 Fax: 032 - 551 6224 A/H: (032) 551 3403 Cell: 082 892 0565 nishen@randees.co.za

Cell: 082 782 2910 Telefax 032 551 2039 Email : hooblalscatering@telkomsa.net

Call Allowed for prompt delivery: 061 054 5303

Your one stop service provider

randees electrical cc

COMPLETE: - Catering - Draping - Lighting - Hiring - Venue setting - Uniformed waiters - Meals prepared and delivered for all functions including funerals and ceremonies For quality and tasty meals call

Shop No. 1, Cane Growers Arcade, 51 Hulett Street, Stanger Tel: (B) 032 - 551 1940 / 551 1790 Tel: (H) 032 - 551 1625

Installations & Repairs to:  DSTV  CCTV  Gate Automation  Electrical (Compliance Certificate)  Telephone Solutions (Piping, Extra Jacks, Internet, PABX, etc)

Cell: 079 863 2636 Office : 032 - 551 3670

“God Bless You In Motion” We Get “U” Moving Again

HOOBLAL’S CATERING

Laminate Flooring

Quality Wendy Houses. We do all sizes.

EZE’S ELECTRICAL

CV JOINTS

SUSPENSION SPECIALIST Propshafts  CV Joints  Brakes   Ball Joints  Wheel Bearings  Tie Rod Ends  Shocks  Power Steering repairs  4x4 Suspensions

and also in Tongaat (next to Tongaat Pharmacy) Corner of Arbee Drive and Nevana Court

RB

Will be in Stanger on 26 October 2013

THE CV PRO

EXOTIC STAGE DÉCOR AND CATERERS Specialising in Decors for all occasions, complete catering for all functions (Buffet) “Done with a professional touch”

Contact: Gan Naicker Cell: 076 265 4456 Home: 032 - 551 1552

CTN CARPORTS & AWNINGS

For Carports, Awnings & Entertainment areas. Excellent quality and workmanship. We will beat any written quote.

NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Free quote: Travolan Cell: 082 473 8795 Fax: 086 574 2275 Email: ctncarports@gmail.com

EVERGREEN MOTORS Smithers Road, Stanger (opp Sasko Bakery)

* Full diagnostic using the latest equipment on the market. This is a one stop workshop for all mechanical, auto-electrical and fuel injection problems under one roof. * Engine overalls * All mechanical repairs

Tel: 032 - 552 2093 Ravi - 082 667 1790

for a fast, professional and cost effective quotation for all your vehicle repairs!

Mechanical and Auto Electrical workshops are welcome!

COOL LEADERS AIRCONDITIONING

customer care: 0861 10 14 14

website:www.coolleaders.co.za

STANGER 24 King Shaka Rd Stanger Tel: 032 - 552 1648 Fax: 032 - 552 5671 quotes@coolleaders.co.za

DURBAN 1 Highdale Road Glen Anil Tel: 031 - 569 3677 Fax: 031 569 2116 sales@coolleaders.co.za

Sales, Service, Installation and Maintenance of all leading brands of Airconditioners

BOREHOLES

ADAMS TEL : 032 - 551 4024 / 551 2272 / 076 419 2085

“PROFESSIONAL CAR AUDIO FITMENT CENTRE”

55 KING SHAKA STREET, STANGER MALL TEL: 032 - 551 5057 Email: audioconcepts@telkomsa.net

Next to STUDIO 1

AGRI & INDUSTRIAL SERVICES * WATER SITING * DRILLING * PUMPS * IRRIGATION * ALLIED PRODUCTS * COMPLETE WATER RETICULATION SYSTEMS

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WORLD RECORD MINI 162.2 db’s

Telefax : 032 551 5213 Cell: 082 707 2657 / 083 686 5155 Email: boreholes@telkomsa.net

New Branch : 146 King Shaka Street, Stg (behind Anisa’s Bakery) Phone : 082 971 5040 072 127 0404 / 071 819 2569

To Advertise on the Service Guide Page contact Nalisha on 032 552 3363


Eze­Nacma Awards 2013

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AZOBHEMA bakholwe abathandi bomculo we­ Imiklomelo yamaNacma ka-2013 izoba ku- nuzVeeMthembuuthe:“Ngimemawonkeumuntuez­ NACMA nomkhakha ovotelwayo enombolweni ethi: weni lakithi ukuthi azozibonela umcimbi ozoqhakam­ 34760, i­sms ibiza R1.50. zamakhwaya kwindumezulu yomcimbi wokuk­ lemikhakha elandelayo: bisa ubuhle bomcimbi wamakhwaya. INacma Awards lomelisa izihlabani kulolu hlobo lomculo eNing­ Best Choir Large Section 60 Voices NCF 2013 izofeza amaphupho inikeze nethemba kubaculi izimu Afrika, owaziwa ngeNational Choral Music Best Choir Large Section 60 Voices NCF In Loving Memory bomculo wamakhwaya. UMnuz Mangaliso Buthelezi Achievement Awards (Nacma) ozoba seDurban Chris­ Best Choir POLMUSCA ongomunye wezikhulu zamaNacma Awards uthe tian Centre­Jesus Dome, eMayville entshonalanga Best Choir Standard Section 48 Voices NCF basungule umkhankaso wokukhuthaza ezomculo yeThekungomhlaka­1no­2kuLwezi(November)2013. Best Choir DCS abawubiza nge ‘Siyakhulisa Campaign’ lapho benika Ngaphandle kwezihlabani kwezomculo wama­ Best Choir Champ of Champs 80 Voices NCF khona abasafundela umculo izinsimbi zokudlala. khwaya, abagqugquzeli balo mcimbi okungangats­ Best Provincial of Arts & Culture Amathikithi amaNacma Awards 2013 atholakala hazwa nakancane ukuthi uzoba sezingeni eliphezulu, Best Conductor Champs of Champs NCF eComputicket ngo­R150 umuntu emunye, kanti abiza bamemezele ukuthi kuzobe kukhona uMnuz Vee Best Composer u­R350 kwabafuna ukuhlala endaweni ekhethekile. Mthembu (28), oyisilomo somethuli wohlelo Imizwilili Best Conductor Large NCF Umphakathi ucelwa ukuba uvotele ohamba phambili kuSABC 1, nobezifikele mathupha ngenkathi Best Pianist emkhakheni we­Community Radio Station, uRadio DJ kwethulwalomcimbiePoloClub,eHiltonHoteleThek­ Best Conductor Standard NCF noma iRadio Programme. Makuthunyelwe i­sms ethi wini ngenyanga edlule uMandulo(September). Uqale Best SABC PBS Choral Radio DJ ukusebenza kwaSABC Television ngo­2005, wethula Best Conductor SASCE uhlelo Imizwilili njalo ngoMgqibelo ngo­1 emini kuSA­ Best SABC PBS Choral Radio Programme BC 1. Kuwo lomcimbi okaMvelase wethulwe ukuba Best Soprano SASCE yinxusa nomkhulumeli wama­Nacma Awards. Ngen­ Best Community Radio Station Mrs. M.A. Ponnusamy dlela ase nesasasa ngayo amaNacma Awards, umun­ Best Mezzo Soprano SASCE tu angaphika ukuthi asungulwe zolo lokhu, ngo­2012 Best Tenor SASCE The 15th/16th Day Memorial Service of the Best Baritone SASCE yi­Nacma Awards (Pty) Ltd. late Mrs. M.A. Ponnusamy will be held on the Esitatimendeni esithunyelelwe iFever, engabanye Best Choir Premier 80 Voices SATICA 12th and 13th October 2013 at the Mdonville babaxhasi bamaNacma Awards, uMnuz Mthembu Best Choir Gold 60 Voices SATICA Hall at 4.30pm. uthe: “Ngizizwa ngithobekile futhi ngijabulile ukuba Best Choir Silver 48 Voices SATICA All friends, family and relatives are invited to yingxenye yomsebenzi omkhulu kangaka. INacma Lifetime Achievement Award join the family for the service, supper will be Awards isithathe umculo wamakhwaya yawubeka ez­ Khabi Mngoma Award. Kulo mcimbi kuboshelwe served thereafter. ingeni eliphezulu kakhulu kangangokuba lo mculo iTeam Zwai, uJudith Sephuma, i­Gauteng Choristers, The Ponnusamy family would like to thank all usuhlonishwa ngaphezulu kunakuqala. Sethulela iHhashi Elimhlophe, iSinikiwe High Slchool, uSolly family, friends and relatives for the tremendous isigqoko bonke abazinikele ngezinhliziyo ezimhlophe Mahlangu, iClermont Choir neKholwa Brothers. Kuzo­ support and words of encouragement during ukukhiqiza umculo omnandi kangaka.” Kuzokhum­ qokwanekhayalabadalaelizokondliwayiNacma. UM­ this difficult time. www.krinaleventscentre.co.za buleka ukuthi pham­ bilini umculo wam­ khwaya ubuthathwa In Loving Memory NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL BASIC ASSESSMENT PROCESS sengathi owabantu PROPOSED UPGRADE AND EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING CULVERT OR abasemazingeni athile CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CULVERT AT NYATHIKAZI ROAD, KZN kuphela, kodwa muva DAEA REF NO: DC29/0021/2013 nje sekucace kwathi ukuthi ufana namanzi Notice is hereby given in terms of the EIA Regulations published in Government Notice No.R543 to No.R546 of 2010, in terms of Section 24 (5) of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No 107 okuphila avulekele of 1998), of the KwaDukuza Municipality intent to upgrade the existing culvert or construct a new culvert ukuphuzwa yinoma at Nyathikazi Road, Ilembe Local Municipality, KwaDukuza District, Kwa-Zulu Natal. ngubani owomele. Location: The new proposed culvert and existing culvert is located approx. 2km from the urban UMnuz Vusi Mvela­ edge of the town of Nkazi/Darnall, Ilembe Municipality, KwaDukuza District, KZN at 29°15’ 22.49”S se ongumsunguli wa­ 31°20’ 53.45”E or 29°15’ 25.72” S 31°20’ 54.08” E. maNacma Awards, ut­ In respect of the above, the applicant the KwaDukuza Municipality intends to submit a basic assessment shele izethameli ebez­ report as contemplated in the Regulations (Listing Notice 1, Activities 11, 18 39 & Listing Notice 3, Activities 16 & 19) to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture & Environmental Affairs (KZN DAEA) iPolo Club eHilton to obtain environmental authorization. Female Basset 5yrs missing since Saturday, Hotel ukuthi amaNac­ MUDRAY PILLAY 28th September from Bythedale Beach. BA Report Review: Interested and affected parties (I&AP’s) are invited to register and provide ma Awards abe nega­ comments as well as the interest they may have in the application to the contact person indicated below You are not forgotten, nor will you ever be, no one lelo elikhulu by the 18 October 2013. The Basic Assessment Report will be available for 40 days review from 22nd can fill your vacant place, looking back with She has a collar and tag with her name and October to 1st December 2013 at the following public place: ekuthuthukiseni izinga memories, upon the path you trod, we bless the contact number. Please if anyone has seen her  Darnall Library lezomculo eNingizimu time we had with you, and leave the rest to God.  Triplo4 Sustainable Solutions or knows someone that might have picked her Afrika jikelele. Uthe You and your family are requested to join us up, please call, she is overly friendly and Contact Details: Interested and Affected Parties (I&AP) are invited to register by submitting their name, ukubambisana kwabo for a Thanksgiving Service on answers to the name “CHEEKY”. contact information and interest in the project to the Environmental consultant below by the 18 October Date: Saturday, 12 October 2013 noHulumeni waKwa­ 2013. Time: 3.30pm SUBSTANTIAL REWARD OFFERED FOR Zulu­Natal, kuzoba Hantie Plomp Venue: Bethel Baptist Church, corner of 1st & HER SAFE RETURN or information leading nomthelela omkhulu Triplo4 Sustainable Solutions 2nd Avenue, Newtown to her safe return. PO Box 6595, Zimbali, 4418 ekuhlalisaneni Please accept this as a personal invitation. Tel : 032 946 3213 ngokuzwana kwezinh­ Sadly missed by his wife Bommie, children, Fax : 032 946 0826 Contact: langa ezahlukene (so­ E-mail : hantie@triplo4.com sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren Jackie: 078 865 4215 or (031) 566 3320 DATE: 9 October 2013 and sisters. cial cohesion) ezweni lonke.

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AYER ROCK Guesthouse, 74 Geranium Street, Stanger Manor, “Tasteful executive accommodation”. Contact: 0325516503/0825623676.

Dr. Maida in Stanger, 24 hours. Contact: 074 489 4532.

BUSINESS FOR SALE Small Bakery for Sale, Fully equipped. Call: 083 556 1645.

Dr. Mohamed Ali, Stanger, Durban. Contact: 073 601 6459/ Email: drmohamed-ali. wen9.com. LAND FOR SALE 25 Dick King Road, Townview, ERF 66, 2333m2 vacant land, R350 000 neg. Contact: 084 444 5542.

FOR SALE Second Hand Roof Tiles-In excellent condition-Quantity +1000. Call: 083 538 3336. FLAT TO LET 1.Flat to let-Kitchen, 1 Bedroom, Lounge, Bathroom/toilet. 2.Flat to let-Kitchen, 2 Bedroom, Lounge, Bathroom/toilet. 3.1 Bedroom/Lounge/ En-suite. Stanger Manor. Contact: 032-551 4260/5. HOUSE TO LET 1 Room, kitchen, T/B, includes water & lights. Contact: 071 688 5053. 2 Bedrooms, lounge/ dining room, bathroom, kitchen and large garage, lights card system. Contact: Danny: 079 381 0264. 3 Bedroom free standing house in Seaward Estates, Bic, En-suite with lock up garage, Enclosed garden and washing area, Rental R7500pm. Contact Andrew: 032552 1075/083 565 1686. 3 Bedroom, lounge, kitchen, T/B, Glenhills, R2000-00. Contact: 072 316 6014. 3 Bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bath/toilet, R4900-00 incl. W/L. 1 Room, kitchen, toilet, R1500-00 incl. W/L. Contact: 083 365 6882/074 205 0952. Cottage/Outbuilding for rent, 2 bedrooms, lounge, dining, kitchen & bathroom, Rent R2500, Available immediately. Contact: 072 417 2988. Outbuilding to let in Stg Heights, 1 Large bedroom, kitchen, lounge, toilet, bathroom, fully tiled, hot/cold water, safe parking. Contact: 084 414 5468. HOUSE FOR SALE Newly renovated 3 bedroomed house in Glenhills for sale. Bargain at R295 00000. Land wanted Glenhills/Stanger. Tel: 032-552 2014/081 257 4710.

LOANS Are you drowning in debts? We assist you with an admin order, remove all garnishees from your salary and increase your take home pay. Pay one affordable installment with repayments from as low as R600 per R50 000 debt. We do not charge any upfront fees. Take action now: Phone-Princess (Stg Office)-032-552 1194/ A/H: 084 211 3587, Makhosi (DBN Office)031-306 7250/A/H: 083 348 1663, Indira-032552 1170 (A/h)/083 651 2441. PREMISES TO LET F a c t o r y / Wa r e h o u s e to let, 2000 square metres-includes mezzanine floor, R70 000 per month, Stanger Industrial Area. Contact: 082 424 1885/083 449 0939. Factory/Warehouse to let 350 square metre, R12 250 per month, Stanger Industrial Area. Contact: 082 424 1885/083 449 0939. SERVICES Little Angels Day Care now open, Provides mom with a safe and secure environment for their newborns and toddlers, from 7am5pm. Contact: Mrs. Govender: 032-551 5440/084 565 5917. TRANSPORT Looking to join a lift club/transport from Stanger to Cato Manor area near Albert Luthuli Hospital/Edwin Swales, Durban Tel: 084 436 3006. VACANCY Builder/Plasterer required to start immediately. Tel: 032552 2014/081 257 4710 or call personally to Rocky Park Bottle Store. Earn R800 in your first week guaranteed! Data hub needs some workers to fill out forms with or without computer. Easy step by step Tutorials own hours. SMS Name, Postal or email address to 073 374 8703 or datahubb@yahoo. com.

VACANCY Career in marketing and sales Sec Electrical is looking for young enthusiastic individuals who are highly motivated and chosen to follow a marketing and sales career. The successful candidate will be placed on a training programme for 18 months to learn and practice marketing and sales skills in the engineering field. On completion of the training programme the individual will be certified with Merseta accredited certificate in engineering marketing and sales. Requirements: -Preferably Bcom graduate or related marketing qualification -Must have drivers licence -Must have 1 year work experience in related field -Must be available to undergo applicable test Fax CV’s to 032-551 4842 Email: neerasec@ iafrica.com Grade D Guards with SOB, Stanger Area only, must be able to read & write English. Tel: 072 434 2692. Sec Electrical Trainee Electrician Intake For 2014 Well established electrical contracting company is inviting to fulfill the position as learnershipelectricians. Successful candidates must have the following:-2 years of industrial employment in any engineering field with a flair to electrical engineering. -Must have matric exemption with a C aggregate. -Must have drivers licence. -Must have minimum S3 electrical. -Willing to participate in the associated training programme for a period of 4 years apprenticeship under merseta contract. A short listed candidate will have to go through a theoretical aptitude test. Closing date for a p p l i c a ti o n s 18/10/2013. Fax CV’s to 032-551 4842 Email: neerasec@ iafrica.com Senior travel consultants/manager required for growing travel agency in Ballito. Must have experience in the travel industry. Email CV to careers@ harveyholidays.co.za. VEHICLE FOR SALE Golf GTI 1.8 16V, 17” narrows and wide mags, in excellent condition, R38 000.00 neg. Tel: 084 546 3097.

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HOUSES TO LET Corner of Balcomb Street and Patterson Street (Immediate occupation) 1 Bedroom Unit: With lounge, dining room, kitchen, toilet and bathroom 2 Bedroom Unit: With lounge, dining room, kitchen, toilet and bathroom Contact: Yusuf 083 786 3270 032-552 3857

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ADVERTISING We regret we cannot accept responsibility for an incorrect insertion of an advertisement. If errors do occur, they should be reported immediately on 032-5523363 No repeat advertisement or credit will be given for small typographical errors which do not lessen the value of the advertisement.

Ombudsman of Stanger Weekly According to the editorial policy of Stanger Weekly we invite readers to comment about the newspaper’s contents, and we correct significant errors as soon as possible. Please send information about correction of mistakes in the newspaper to the ombudsman of Media24’s Community Press, George Claassen, at george. claassen@media24, or call him at 021 8513232 or 0835432471. Readers can also complain about the contents to the South African Press Ombudsman. In that case, please phone 011 788 4829 of 788 4837, send a fax to 011 788 4990 or email to pressombudsman@ ombudsman.org. za

TheStangerManorHinduTemplewillobserve Navarathri from Saturday, 5 October until 13 Octo­ ber at 5.30pm on weekdays and at 4pm on week­ ends. Programme for Saturdays include Purtassi prayers which commences at 3pm. All welcome. Africa Ignite is involved with a travelling sto­ rytelling celebrations project. It is a rural develop­ ment agency that was formed in 2004 and has been operating since 2007. It focuses on women and youth development. Craft enterprises have been encouraged and work has been exported and markets created in South Africa. Youth are em­ poweredintheareasofmedia,marketingresearch, writing, photography and journalism. The KwaDu­ kuzaLibrarieswillbehostingAfrica!IgniteforStory Telling,Songs,GamesaswellasaReading/Writing Corner from 9am until 5pm. KwaDukuza Library : 1–5October.StangerManorLibrary:8–12October. Darnall Library: 15 – 19 October. Ballito Library: 22 – 26 October. Entrance is free and open to every­ one. Guru Sri Ranganathan Gurrukal invites you to a Saraswathi Prayer at his home temple (10 Flamboyant Drive, Morningside) on Sunday 13 Oc­ tober at 4pm. All welcome. For more information call 074 498 25 13 or 032 551 3248. An informative workshop on learning how to operate and clean a variety of domestic appli­ ances will be held at Hirsch Ballito on Wednesday, 9 October from 10am to 11.30am. Contact Jennilee on 032 946 7400 to book. Free of charge. Shanta Narshima Temple (13 Centenary Road, Oceanview) will be celebrating NAVARATRI

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from Saturday, 5 October until Monday, 14 October. Commencing daily at 6.30pm with Puja, Yagna/ Hawan, Abhishekum, Bhajans and discourses. Contact Kriyananda 032/5514795. The Mdoniville Hindu Temple Society in­ vites you to their annual Purattassi prayers. 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 in­ vites you to observe Navarathri included into their Purtassi Prayer programme Mother Durga Prayer – Saturday 5 October and Monday 7 October at 6pm. Mother Lakshmi Prayer – Tuesday 8 October and Thursday 10 October at 6pm. Mother Saras­ wathi Prayer Friday 11 October at 6pm. Speaker – Professor Kandasamy G Moodley Sunday 13 Octo­ ber at 6pm. Pupils and students can bring items ofstudyforblessing.VijayDasamiPrayer–Monday 14 October at 6pm. Offerings welcome. For more information call the clerk on 032 551 1744. Abhishegum for Shanta Narshima and Radha Krishna is performed every Saturday at the Shanta Narshima Temple, 13 Centenery Road, Oceanview commencing at 2pm. The community is invited to attend, participate in the bhajans and may make offerings to the deities. Contact Kri­ yananda (032/5514795) or cell 0845514795. The Windy Heights Sri Ram Mandir, 5 Hornbeam Drive, conducts Satsang every Tuesday at 6.30pm. All welcome. For more information call 032 551 2430.

Nevil’s Auto march on relentlessly >> The hosts appeared to be in deep trouble right from the start after notching up just a single point WEEKLY REPORTER

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EVIL’S Auto marched on relentlessly in their quest for honours in the Isithebe Paints and Signs-sponsored Dolphin Coast Darts Union League after trouncing Darnall Action Sporting II (10-3) at the Action Sports Bar in Darnall on Wednesday night. The hosts were in deep trouble right from the start after notching up just a single point from the opening four team competitions. They quickly made amends for their pathetic performance at the start after Preston Moothusamy and Dave Govender beat the more fancied duo of Sanjay Singh and Pragasen Naidoo in the first doubles match of the evening to reduce the deficit to a solitary point (2-3). But, the log leaders restored their two-point cushion (4-2) after Sidney Naicker and Paddy Padayachee easily disposed of Jean Mark Devasagayam and Knowledge Mthembu in the 2nd doubles contest. Wenley Venketas and Kuben Naidoo hardly worked up a sweat in their fluent victory against Richard Menen and Reagan Naicker to give Nevil’s Auto a commanding 5-2 lead. Sheer class prevailed in the singles competition with Nevil’s Auto notching up five wins from six matches to register an emphatic 10-3 win and cement their position at the top of the log standing. Darnall Action Sporting I bounced back to winning ways on Wednesday night after beat-

THE HOSTS WERE IN DEEP TROUBLE RIGHT FROM THE START AFTER NOTCHING UP JUST A SINGLE POINT FROM THE OPENING FOUR TEAM COMPETI­ TIONS. ing Gledhow (8-5). The hosts led 3-1 heading into the doubles matches. They doubled their lead (6-1) after recording a hat-trick of victories in the doubles matches. Gledhow came back strongly in the singles competition winning four of the six singles matches. But, it was a typical case of “too little, too late” with Gledhow going down 5-8. Meanwhile, Gledhow United kept their leaguetitleaspirationsalivewitha11-2routing of Nevil’s Auto II. The acid test looms for United tonight (Wednesday) when they lock horns with Nevil’s Auto in a top-of-the-table league clash.


KDAC athletes record good times KWADUKUZA Athletic Club athletes record­ ed respectable times in the South Coast Mar­ athon(hostedbyAmanzimtotiAthleticClub) at Hutchinson Park in Amanzimtoti on Sun­ day. Almost a dozen KDAC athletes took ad­ vantage of the perfect weather conditions (overcast skies and a gently south westerly) to participate in Sunday’s event. Danny Sewmungal completed the gruel­ ling 42km race in a splendid time of 4: 15. He was followed home by Jay Ramnath (4: 20),

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Dippy Moodley (4: 28), Thulani (4: 53) and Paddy Padayachee (4: 59). Nkosinathi Cele showed his teammates a clean pair of heels after cutting the tape in the 21km race in a respectable time of 1: 29. Other athletes to finish the 21km race were Melody Ndlovu (1: 50), Nikeyi Maarbeel (2: 12),ChanderGungadeen(2:20)andSueGun­ gadeen (2: 21). Bala Govender (2:35) and Yathin Narothum (2:53) successfully completed the 21km walk.

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KwaDukuza Athletic Club athletes Bala Govender, Thulani, Nkosinathi Cele, Danny Sewmungal, Paddy Padayachee and Dippy Moodley were ecstatic after the 42km and 21km race/walk hosted by Amanzimtoti Athletic Club on Sun­ day. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

What a victory

Ilembe snatch thrilling 3­wickets victory

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LEMBE Cricket Union snatched a thrilling 3-wickets victory against Phoenix in a KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union Challenge League game played at the Country Club Ground on Sunday. The hosts won the toss and elected to field first. Opener Brandon Chetty was sent for an early shower after being clean bowled by Mohamed Mhlongo for a duck in the 5th delivery of the match. Despite the early setback, Claude Govender and Dino Ramduss took the game to the Ilembe bowlers, surviving a fiery onslaught by Mhlongo and Dillon Rautenbach. They took the tally from 2/1 to 80/2 before Govender was clean bowled by Rautenbach for 24 runs in the 17th over. Aaron Pillay ripped through the Phoenix top-order dismissing Matthew Naidoo (3), Shomal Dayanand (3) and Prinesh Singh (5) to leave the visitors in deep trouble at 109/5 in the 28th over.

Despite the wickets falling around him, Ramduss held his nerve, joining forces with Shaveer Chetty to take the tally to 140/6 before Chetty (16) was caught and bowled by Preshen Rampersad. Mhlongo claimed his 2nd victim after dismissing Chris Govender (5). Alveiro Nadasen showed no mercy for the fragile tail-enders, Soma Govender (5) and Shaun Khayile (1) before grabbing the prized-wicket of Ramduss. Ramduss scored a superb 87-runs which included 12 fours and two huge sixes before being caught in the covers by Mhlongo off the bowling of Nadasen. Phoenix were bundled out for 176 runs in the 48th over. Nadasen(3/25from9.3overs)andPillay (3/49 from 10 overs) grabbed three wickets apiece. Mhlongo claimed 2/30 from 7 overs. Chasing177runsforvictory,thehome teamwereindirestraitsat95/6inthe34th

over with Shakir Bhatti (4), Nadasen (1), Gavin Govender (11), Rampersad (12), Mhlongo (5) and Pillay (7) dismissed cheaply. Steven Jacobs and Dillon Rautenbach gave the home team a glimmer of hope, taking the tally from 95/6 to 119/7 before Jacobs (59) was dismissed by Eugene Moodley. With three wickets on hand and 58 more runs needed to secure victory, the pendulumswunginfavourofthevisitors. But, Rautenbach (39 n.o.) and Desigan Pillay (18 n.o.) stunned the visitors, virtually snatching victory from the jaws of defeat to guide Ilembe to a memorable 3wickets victory with more than 5 overs to spare. ManageroftheIlembeoutfit,NRSingh was full of praise for his charges who fought back against all odds to snatch a thrilling victory that would have made any coach-cum-manger proud.

KWADUKUZA MUNICIPALITY MAYORAL IZIMBIZO 2013 MN 240/2013

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Dillon Rautenbach and Desigan Pillay put on a match winning 58­runs partnership for the 8th wicket to guide Ilembe to victory.


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KWADUKUZA Primary School secured a place in the semi-final of the Shivendra Velan Memorial sixes cricket tournament after beating the Manor Primary ‘B’ outfit by 4-wickets in the quarter-final played on Friday at the Manor Ground. The Manor Primary ‘A’ outfit booked their placed in the semi’s after trouncing Stanger Heights by 5-wickets, however, with the late withdrawal of Gledhow Primary from the tournament, the Manor ‘B’ (coming in as replacements) had an opportunity to pit their skill against KwaDukuza Primary. The visitors won the toss and elect-

KwaDukuza Primary secure semi­final berth ed to field first. The hosts got off to a disappointing start after Neveshan Moonee was caught and bowled by Rivaldo Moonsamy in the 2nd delivery without getting off the mark. Despite the early setback the hosts didwelltoamass44/2intheirallotted 5-overs. Yudhvir Singh (15n.o.) and Suhail Mitha (17) were the top-scorers for the hosts. Rivaldo was the pick of the KwaDukuza bowlers claiming 1/5 from 1 over. Chasing 45 runs for victory (at a rate of 9 runs per over), the visitors blasted Manor’s opener, Bradley Pilkington for 14 runs before Bradley had the last laugh after clean bowling Treval Thirrumugam (4). Spinner Mitha restricted the flow of runs, conceding just two runs from

his over to keep the home team in the hunt for honours. But, man-of-the-match Rivaldo (15n.o.) and Mayuren Logenathan (19n.o.) guided KwaDukuza to a comfortable 4-wickets victory in the penultimate over. Tomorrow (Thursday), Harry Bodasing and Lee Primary will contest the last quarter-final match. The winner will do battle with Manor Primary ‘A’ in the first semi-final scheduled for October 16. In the 2nd semi-final, Dawnview will lock horns with KwaDukuza Primary. Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up and medals to the losing semi-finalists immediately after the final on October 16. — Weekly Reporter

Mayuren Loge­ nathan, Treval Thirrumugam, Rivaldo Moon­ samy, Dalin Naidoo, Fa­ heem Rasool and Sithembiso Maseko guided KwaDukuza Pri­ mary into the semi­final of the Shivendra Velan memorial six­a­side crick­ et knockout tournament. Looking on is proud coach Miss Siona Sankar. PHOTO: WEEKLY REPORTER

KSST trounce Randsons

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the 2nd set, KSST were far superior in everyfacetofthegamewiththemajority of Randsons points on the scoreboardcomingthroughtheunforcederrors of their opponents. Carnel Joseph, was undoubtedly the man-of-the-match and his 5-star performancemustbecommended.Afteratopsyturvy2013season,KSSTare expected to claim a double victory on Thursday night (against Grove End and Warriors Sport) in the hope of retaining their league title for the 4th year in succession. Grove End kept their league title aspirations with a fluent 25-17; 25-15 win against Warriors Sport. In the KDSA Social League, Teachers Style beat Manor Old Boys in straight sets (25-13; 25-22). Log leaders, Titans edged out Manor Old Boys 2-1 (25-16; 22-25; 15-7). Darnall Action Sporting suffered a narrow 21-25; 26-24; 15-17 defeat at the hands of Cool Leaders. Teachers Style will be hoping to finish the 2013 season on a high note when they lock horns with nemesis Titans on Thursday night at 9pm. — Weekly Reporter


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Playing the ‘Games’ >> Inter­municipal sporting fun

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The KwaDukuza soccer team which participated in the inter­municipal games on Saturday are seen with mayor Ricardo Mthembu Teams play head to head soccer

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WADUKUZA Municipality excelled in the Kwanaloga Games (hosted by the iLembe District Municipality), scooping the lion’s share of gold medals at the awards ceremony held at the Recreation Ground on Saturday. The four local municipalities (KwaDukuza, Ndwedwe, MaphumuloandMandeni)undertheaegisofthe iLembe District Municipality assembledattheCountryClubGroundComplex to participate in the different codes of sport in preparation for the SALGA (South African Local GovernmentAssociation)Gamestobeheldin Kokstad in December. The KwaDukuza women did the municipality proud after trouncing arch-rivals Mandeni (3-0) in the final played before a huge crowd at the Recreation Ground. KwaDukuza led 1-0 at halftime thanks to a brilliantly executed freekick by Francesca Khumalo in the first half. Francesca repeated her feat in the 2nd half and Nokwazi Ngiba ham-

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