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EMPLOYEES ARRESTED >> Locals feel long arm of the law after allegedly accepting R2 million in kickbacks MERVYN KRISHNA TWO senior government officials have been arrested for allegedly receiving more than R2 million in kickbacks from road repair contractors. The arrests are the result of an 18-month investigation by the KwaZulu-Natal police anti-corruption task team comprising the Hawks, Special Investigations Unit and Assets Forfeiture Unit. Sukla Pooran Maharaj, based at the provincial transport department offices in KwaDukuza, is alleged to be part of the racket. He was arrested while holidaying at the Wild Coast and appeared at the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court on 19 December. He was granted bail of R10 000 before the matter was adjourned to a later date. Maharaj is alleged to have received more than R300 000 in bribes from the company owners, a Durban couple, for ensuring they received the bulk of the contracts. A second senior employee, Simphiwe Majola, a regional manag-

er in the KZN Department of Transport, appeared in the Durban Commercial Crime Court on Wednesday. He has indicated to the court that he intends pleading not guilty to multiple counts of corruption, fraud and money laundering. The two cases - and those of others that will be opened when “many more” arrests follow - are expected to be joined for trial next year. Majola - who was in charge of awarding short-term road repair and maintenance contracts to various companies on the provincial database - is alleged to have bypassed internal procurement procedure controls that are meant to spread the contracts to various small contractors, and awarded the bulk of the work to the company owned by the Durban couple. The couple, who are believed to be in Johannesburg, have apparently arranged to hand themselves to police. Contractors had won tenders of more than R300 million. The contracts awarded were for the hire of

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plantequipmentusedtorepairroads. They were also part of provincial government’s plan to empower emerging civil contractors. Police are also probing R200 million worth of contracts awarded to two other companies linked to the businessman. The investigation, led by Captain Fana Khawula, uncovered that between 2007 and last year the businessman allegedly: * Bought Majola a top-of-therange Mercedes-Benz C280 worth more than R430 000. * Installed a pool at his Ashburton home in Pietermaritzburg for R83 072. * Paid a R1.5 million deposit for Majola to buy a dairy farm in Port Shepstone, and * Paid R146 308 in architect’s fees for renovations to his home. The renovations to the home did not go ahead because Majola’s neighbours’ objected. During his bail application, Majola said he had been employed by the Department of Transport since 1994

AWARD-winning singer Donald Moatshe was arrested after he was caught speeding on the N2 in Ballito on Sunday, 28 December.

sheet handed to the court, Majola and the businessman went to great lengths to conceal how the vehicle waspurchased,butnotbeforethecolleague had investigated. The vehicle was transferred into the name of a Gauteng car dealership owned by a Mr Padaychee who is an alleged associate of the businessman, in July 2008. The following month the vehicle was transferred from the Gauteng dealership to Majola. The forensic report alleges that Majola went against department protocol by approving the hire of the plant equipment for the businessman beyond the minimum 60 days. In several incidents, a highly placed source said, the businessman charged the department for use of an earth-moving machine in Port Shepstone and Stanger for the same day, which resulted in payments exceeding R1.7m. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” a police source said. “We plan to arrest many more people for this. We expect at least 20 arrests.”

and earned a salary of R47 000 a month.Hesaidhewasnotaflightrisk. He said he was aware of the investigation since last year. The court accepted Majola’s petition and granted him bail of R50 000. The case was adjourned to March 18. According to sources, the investigation began after a department employee grew suspicious of how Majola could afford his expensive car. The employee did further checks on the vehicle and discovered it was registered in the name of a Durban businessman who provided services to the department. According to a forensic report commissioned by the Department of Treasury, the employee reported the matter to the Special Investigations Unit. Police allege that in2007,acompanyownedbythecouple had purchased the MercedesBenz from a dealership in uMhlanga and had given it to Majola in 2008. Thevehiclewaspaidoffinthreeinstalments – R5 000, R300 000 and R125 650 – between August and December 2007. According to the State’s charge

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Matrics’ wait finally over >> Ndwedwe matric pupil achieves top results against all odds MERVYN KRISHNA/JYOTHI LALDAS A PUPIL from the rural Ndwedwe school, Lihlithemba Technical High School, has made the province proud by being placed second among the national top achievers in the quintal 3 school category. Qiniso Ngiba (17) was among the outstanding pupils mentioned when basic education minister Angie Motshekga delivered the matric results in Johannesburg on Tuesday. “I was very happy; I felt like jumping; flying over the world and thanking the Lord for that. I am going to study chemical engineering, proba-

bly at UKZN or Wits,” said Ngiba. Ngiba lost both his parents when he was in grade one and was raised by his 65-year-old grandmother Dombi Ngiba, who accompanied him to Johannesburg. “It was a very difficult time for everyone, I had to raise them, clothe them and accommodate them, but by God’s grace we did it.”said Dombi. Ngiba scored distinctions in English, Afrikaans, mathematics, life orientation, physical science, life sciences and business economics. Another pupil from the rural Doringkop school, Banguni Secondary, has made her school and village proud after she scored seven As and

was placed in the top five pupils in the iLembe District. She scored distinctions in English, isiZulu, mathematics, physical science, life sciences, life orientation and dramatic arts. Stanger Manor Secondary School had a pass rate of 81 %. Top achievers Avreyna Kistensamy received eight As, Kirthi Ramdhanee received seven As and Akshi Singh received eight As. They were also placed in the top five of the district. Principal TM Gounden said while he was pleased with the pass rate there is room for improvement. “What I am happiest about is the number of admission to bachelors

degree passes we have this year.” Zakariyya Muslim School continued with their excellent results when they scored an overall pass rate of 100 %. The school’s top six pupils, Ammaarah Kajee, Tasmiya Saib, Ayesha Joosab, Zaakirah Akoo, RaeesaHoosainand Mishkah Jansen each bagged six As. Stanger High School scored a 97.6 % pass rate with their top pupil Elizabeth Mthembu scoring six distinctions in English, isiZulu, mathematics, life orientation, life sciences and physical science. Glenhills Secondary School's top matriculant, Saiyuran Ramsamy and Muhammed Kallan scored six As

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New Year’s babies Mothers Ayanda Mzelewu and Nompumelelo Khumalo with their newborn babies are seen with Stanger Hospital staff, Joyce Xulu, PL Gcabashe, NN Ngomazulu and BZ Ngcobo PHOTO: MERVYN KRISHNA

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S partygoers were ringing in the New Year across KwaDukuza, a Shakaskraal mom was giving birth to a bouncing baby boy at the Stanger Hospital. Proud mom Nompumele Khumalo deliveredthelastbabyof2013beforeGroutville mom Ayanda Mzelemu gave birth to the first baby of 2014 at the hospital. Baby Siqiseko, which means “for

true”, was born shortly before midnight, weighing in at 3.2kg. Baby Siyamthande waited until the new year, arriving 25 seconds after midnight at 3.5kg. Khumalo joked: “I’m so relieved that I got my belly out of the way and I’m back to normal now.” She added both babies were getting all the attention. “They were the last and the first of the years 2013 and 2014.”

Mzelewu, who also has a boy, says the newborn is healthy and doing well and she is happy to be “back to normal”. Meanwhile, baby Sasha Elizabeth Logan was born at Alberlito Hospital in Ballito at 12.06pm on New Year's day to proud parents Alena and James. Sasha's parents work on cruise ships in the USA and Alena is from the country of Belarus. They were married in the Cayman Islands in January 2013.

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New priest for Manor Temple THE Stanger Manor Hindu Temple Society has appointed their new resident priest, Pundit Gulshan Kumar Sharma, who hails from Chandigarh, Punjab, North India. Please note normal prayer services have resumed as of January 1. Forallyourspiritual needs including garrah prayer, car prayer, house binding prayer, funeral last-rites, horroscope reading, palm reading, Panchak, Manglik Dash and all Yanthras etc. contact Ram Makardood on 084 486 2207 or Som Mudaly on 078 409 4494. The temple is open from 6am to 6pm daily. Pundit Gulshan Kumar Sharma

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MERVYN KRISHNA N-FORCE Security officers arrested a wantedcatburglaronFriday,December 27, accused of stealing thousands of rands worth of valuable items from

N-Force nabs “master-thief” residents in the Townview area. For months, jewellery, cellphones, cash and other expensive items have disappeared from homes. According to N-Force director Nitesh Arjun in nearly every instance there were virtually no clues, and the suspect, Gideon Masinga, would often cover his tracks.

“The burglar was adept at sneaking past sleeping dogs and disabling alarm systems,” said Arjun. “We have been tracing the suspect for a while after several complains. The suspect is a master thief, he is known to break into houses without tripping alarms or waking guard dogs,” said Arjun.

He added the suspect was arrested afterThenusBotha,whosehousewas brokenintoaweekbefore,noticedthe suspect fleeing his neighbour's house with a bag full of items. “My officers and I got to the scene and searched the area. We found him hiding near the Stanger High School.” . “When he noticed our patrol vehicle,

he abandoned the bag and fled into the nearby bushes. “However, we brought in our sniffer dog, a German Shepard. It did not take to long, before the suspect was arrested and handed over to the KwaDukuza SAPS.” Masinga was charged for housebreaking.

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MERVYN KRISHNA WELL known pastor, community servant, and an advocate for the people of KwaDukuza Vijam Moses Daniel died after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of Sunday morning. Daniel, who would have celebrated his birthday on 11 January, was born in 1961 to Mr and Mrs Kodamala Daniel in the North Coast. He grew up in Lot 14 in KwaDukuza on the Bethel Farm and schooled at Stanger Primary, Empangeni Primary and Clare Estate Secondary Schools. He was a keen athlete and soccer player, earning his Natal colours in the 1980s. He later worked at Umfolozi Sugar in Mtubatuba, FNB in Hluhluwe and FNB KwaDukuza. He later acknowledged Gods call to fulltimeserviceandstudiedattheCape Town Baptist Theological College. Daniel graduated with distinctions in theology and was chosen student of the year. He pastored the Jehovah Shalom Baptist Church and later initiated the Bethel Community Church on 1 Sep-

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TOTAL of 260 drivers - including a police constable whose blood alcohol level was nearly double the legal limit - were arrested by the KwaDukuza SAPS, traffic department and crime prevention unit since mid-November 2013 - all linked to drinking and driving. In a series of roadblocks and operations at Zinkwazi, KwaDukuza and Ballito, they arrested 196 offenders and issued several fines. At a roadblock on New Year’s Eve near the Blythedale Beach flyover, officers arrested 16 suspects for driving under the influence of alcohol and issued 29 fines for other offences. At the same roadblock, officers arrested a police constable who had a breathalyser reading of 0.54mg of alcohol per 1000ml of blood. Thepolicemanalsohadhisservice pistol and 16 rounds of ammunition on him at the time of his arrest. Traffic officers arrested another 12 people for driving under the influence of alcohol at a roadblock in Ballito where 36 fines for other offences were also issued. On New Year’s Day, another eight were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in the Zinkwazi area. KwaDukuza municipal assistant director Johnny Moodley said five drivers were arrested at a roadblock near the Stanger Hospital and 11 more during patrols in the CBD in KwaDukuza and Ballito areas on Thursday. “Our festive season plan has been activated from 1 December and we were ready for the influx of visitors to our wonderful town. I would like to appeal to motorists to be patient and tolerant on the road. “Our officers will continue to ad-

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From left, RV Gumede, S Nzama and S Dladla at their headquarters in KwaDukuza. opted a zero tolerance approach to drunk drivers,” said Moodley. KwaDukuza mayor Ricardo Mthembu welcomes these arrests. Mthembu notes these statistics with concern, saying such figures are a damning indication and show elements of irresponsibility on government roads. He said: “Instability and losses of innocent lives as a result of drunken

what’s on Bhakti Marga Youth Wingwill commence meetings at the Shanta Narasimha Temple on Fridays at 5pm from 17 January. Contact Kubashni on 076 825 7357 for more information. A Simply Meditation course (3 hour)will be held on Sunday, 12 January at the Shanta Narashima Temple between 8am and 11am. For more information contact Krishna on 072 522 2249. Sri Durga Temple, Larkspur Street in StangerManorwillobserveThaipoosam

driving could have started the year in a sombre note if the arrests were not made”. Another alarming report was tabled last week, indicating the number of fines issued to defective vehicles and moving violations. A total of 1450 violations were recorded in December 2013 and January 2014. Mthembu commended the community safety unit and applauded the

joint operations of various law enforcement units saying that the future of road offenders is void. “With the additions in our arsenal of measures, these arrests are highly commendable and we salute the gallant efforts made by law enforcement agencies who worked to the nigh to ensure that there is peace and stability in our communities. “ Our municipality has always es-

poused the notion of safety for all during and beyond the festive season", Mthembu said. "The death of one person in our roads is one too many, it cannot be tolerated therefore; we cannot rest until we shake-off the fateful habit exercised by irresponsible people". Mthembu still maintains that the battle against crime and road carnages should be everybody's concern.

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Kavady on January 7. Ten days fast will be observed with daily havan prayer at 6pm. Teh main kavady prayer will take plac on January 16 at 5:30pm.PrayerwillbeconductedbyIndran Naidoo and the resident priest, Gulshan Kumar Sharma. Contact the temple on 084 8152 156 or Som Mudaly on 078 409 4494orRamMakardoodon0844862207. Glendale Ganessar Temple will hold their annual kavady on Sunday, January 19. Flasg hoisting will take place on January 12 at 2pm. Chariot procession will take

place on Saturday, January 18 at 2pm. Kavady devotees must contact the officials before January 12. For more information contact Krish Naidu on 083 739 7663 or Manni Singh on 083 4200 144. The Mdonville Hindu Temple will hold their annual night kavady festival on January 16 commencing at 3pm. Flag hoisting willtakeplaceonJanuary7at6pm.Chariot procession is scheduled for January 11. Kavady devotees can contact Lefty Perumal on 074 110 5014 or Krish Kisten on 083 556 6276. The Gledhow Emperumal Temple will host their 40th kavady festival on January

19 commencing at 8am. Flag histing will takeplaceonJanuary10at6pm.Thechariot procession will take place on January 18. For kavady bookings contact George Naicker on 032 552 3487 or Babs Naidoo on 032 552 5823. The members and officials of the Windy Heights Sri Ram Mandir, Hornbeam Drive, invites you and your family toattendaJhundaPrayeronSunday,January 12 at 9am. Lunch will be served. For more information contact B Sewpersat on 032 551 2430 or Das Harilal on 084 363 2500. The Shri Durga Temple in Stanger

Critically low blood stock in KZN THE downside to the festive season is the shortage of blood stocks currently being experienced by the South African National Blood Service (SANBS). “Our blood stocks are extremely low, in particular Group O blood, the universalbloodgroupthatcanbegiven to anyone in an emergency,” says Sifiso Khoza, spokesman for the east coast region of SANBS. “The national stock level is only on 2.0 days but (more alarmingly) KZN is on 0.7 days. We need five days cover to be in a healthy situation. “This means that you could be at a risk of losing a loved one who might need a lifesaving blood transfusion or you may yourself need a blood transfusion should there not be adequate blood available,” Khoza said. “Without your donated blood, many patients are

in danger of losing their lives.” Collections in the country continue to drop drastically during the festive season, resulting in a daily average of about 2.0 day’s blood being available. This is far less than the five-day stock required to be collected by the SANBS toensurethatthecountry’sdemandfor safe and adequate blood is met. SANBS needs to collect 3 000 units of blood a day to meet the country’s demand. This is a plea to all South Africans who meet the minimum requirements tocommittodonatingblood,especially at this very difficult period. This act of kindness can save up to three lives. To find the nearest blood bank, call 0800 11 9031 or go to www.sanbs.org.za.

manor will hold a special Sarasvathy Prayer for all scholars and students who will commence with their studies on Tuesday, January 14. The prayer will be held on Sunday, January 12 at 9am. All pupils are welcome for blessings. For more informatioonconatctRamMakardoodon084486 2207 or Som Mudaly on 078 4094 494. Sri Amiritha Ligeswarar Temple, Flamboyant Drive in Morningside invites you for the Thipongal and Sri Ayyappan Prayer on January 14 and December 16 respectively commencing at 6pm. For more information contact Sri Ranganathan Gurukul on 074 498 2513 or 032 551 3248.


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hole repairs, trimming the municipal verge trees, keeping the public toilets in pristine condition, maintenance to the Board Walk and the final demolition of the remains of the old Dolphin coast Mall. There are many other municipal matters for which ratepayers already pay, but for which they are constantly ignored by the municipal officials, who appear to be used to living in dirty,

their lives are over. There are people in their twentieswhoalreadyfeelliketheyhave missed the boat to success and happiness. There are people in their thirties and forties who sit around moaning that life has passed them by. I want to shout to them all: "Wake up! You're still alive! What have you done today?" Ifwewantahappylifewecan't dwell on what is going on around us or our past mistakes. If we want joy and love, we have to choose them today. We get a new chance at life every time we wake up in the morn-

poorly maintained conditions. Are they trying to reduce the greater Ballito area into a slum area? Every Tuesday, we have domestic refuse and garden refuse collected. On a Friday we have domestic refuse collected only. Now, if Dolphin Coast Waste or the municipality were to supply say orange bags of a similar strength to the garden refuse

ing. It is up to us to seize it. Today can be the beginning of a new world and life for each of us. We can choose positivity and joy. We can live in delight starting at this moment. It doesn't matter how miserable our world or our past has been. Our present can be full of joy and our future can be full of happiness. Itdoesn'tmatterifweareeight or 80 - we can still make our lives and our world wonderful. Life isn't over until your last heartbeat. Start today, then, to makeyourheartbeatwithpositivity, joy and love which in return will continue to leave your world full of light and life...

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Making 2014 count FOR many South Africans, the festive season started on a sad note following the death of Nelson Mandela. However, the sad news has allowed South Africans to reflect and feel a sense of accomplishment. 2014 is election year and also marks the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy. There is no doubt a lot has changed in the country in 20 years and many are asking if this is a South Africa Nelson Mandela would have been proud of. It is without question that Madiba has left a legacy which every South African is proud of and now there is a sense of hope - judging by letters and resolutions posted on social media. With a new year comes new beginnings and South Africans may be hoping for some changes - this year voters will have the chance to do this. This week the class of 2013 will start a new chapter in their lives and the Weekly looks forward to sharing these stories with you next week.


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IN THE SOUTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT, JOHANNESBURG (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA) CASE NO. 2012/10476 In the matter between: FIRSTRAND BANK LIMITED T/A RMB PRIVATE BANK Plaintiff/ Execution Creditor and MZILIKAZI GODFREY KHUMALO NO 1st Defendant/Execution Debtor RAYMOND MLUNGISI MNYAMEZELI ZONDO NO 2nd Defendant/Execution Debtor MAKHOSAZANA BRIDGET KHUMALO NO 3rd Defendant/Execution Debtor CHARLES EDWARD GRAHAM NO 4th Defendant/Execution Debtor MZILIKAZI GODFREY KHUMALO 5th Defendant/Execution Debtor (The 1st to 5th Execution Debtors in their representative capacities as trustees for the time being of MZI KHUMALO FAMILY TRUST, NOW KNOWN AS MAWELA FAMILY TRUST, IT202/1995) NOTICE OF SALE This is a sale in execution pursuant to a judgement obtained in the above Honourable Court dated 6 JULY 2012 in terms of which the following property will be sold in execution on 28 JANUARY 2014 at 10H00 at 134/6 Mahatma Gandhi Street, Stanger/KwaDukuza, to the highest bidder without reserve: Properties which are notarially tied, being: Erf 79 Port Zimbali (Extention 1), Registration Division F.U. situate in the Dolphin Coast Transitional Local Council Area and in the Port NatalEbodwe Joint Services Board Area, Administrative District of Natal, Province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, in extent 1 773 (one thousand seven hundred and seventy three) square metres, held under Deed of Transfer T29950/1996, subject to all the terms and conditions therein and more especially subject to a restraint against free alienation. AND Erf 80 Port Zimbali (Extention 1), Registration Division F.U. situated in the Dolphin Coast Transitional Local Council Area and in the Port Natal-Ebodwe Joint Services Board Area, Administrative District of Natal, Province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, in extent 1 617 (one thousand six hundred and seventeen) square metres, held under Deed of Transfer T35095/2003, subject to all the terms and conditions contained therein and more especially subject to a restraint against free alienation. Situated at 10 & 12 Camwood Street, Port Zimbali The properties are zoned: Residential Main Building 5 Bedrooms, 9 Reception Areas, 3 Study, 5 Bathrooms, 1 Kitchen, 3 Guest WC Out Building 2 Bedrooms, 1 Reception Area, 1 Bathroom, 1 Kitchen, 5 Garages (The nature, extent, condition and existence of the improvements are not guaranteed.) The Purchaser shall in addition to the Sheriff’s commission, which is 6%(six percent) on the proceeds of the sale up to a price of R30 000.00 (Thirty thousand rand) and thereafter 3.5%(three comma five percent) up to a maximum fee of R9 655.00 (Nine thousand seven hundred and fifty rand) plus Vat thereon, pay a deposit of 10% of the purchase price in cash, bank guaranteed cheque or EFT into the Sheriff’s trust account immediately upon closing of the bid and the balance against transfer, which shall be secured by a Bank or Building Society guarantee in a form acceptable to Plaintiff’s conveyancers, which guarantee shall be delivered by the Purchaser to the Sheriff within twenty one (21) days from the date of the sale and shall provide for the payment of the full balance and any such interest payable as provided for hereunder. The Rules of this auction are available 24 hours before the auction at the office of the Sheriff for Lower Tugela, Suite 6, Jay Krishna Centre, 134/6 Mahatma Gandhi Street, KwaDukuza/Stanger. The office of the Sheriff for Lower Tugela will conduct the sale with auctioneer R Singh (Sheriff) and/or S Reddy. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules apply. Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to conditions, inter alia: A)Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (URLhttp://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=99961) B)FICA - legislation i.r.o. proof of identity and address particulars. C)Payment of a Registration Fee of R10 000.00 in cash. D)Registration conditions. The aforesaid sale shall be subject to the Conditions of Sale which may be inspected at the office of the Sheriff Lower Tugela, Suite 6, Jay Krishna Centre, 134/6 Mahatma Gandhi Street, KwaDukuza/Stanger, during normal office hours Monday to Friday. DATED AT JOHANNESBURGTHIS 21st DAY OF OCTOBER 2013 MENDELOW-JACOBS ATTORNEYS Plaintiff’s Attorneys Unit 8C, 1st Floor 3 Melrose Boulevard Melrose Arch, Melrose North JOHANNESBURG Tel: 011 530 9200 Fax: 011 530 9201 Ref: MAT2233/VL/Ms L Rautenbach

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IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF LOWER TUGELA HELD AT KWADUKUZA CASE NO.: 2179/2010 In the matter between: HALLMARK AKSONS JV (PTY) LTD T/A DURBAN SOUTH TOYOTA EXECUTION CREDITOR and AHMED RASHID HASSIM T/A HARAMAIN MOTORS EXECUTION DEBTOR AUCTION Kindly Take Notice That in terms of Judgment granted on 21st February 2011 in the Stanger Magistrate’s court and Warrant of Execution issued thereafter, a sale in execution of the undermentioned goods will be held at the premises of HARAMAIN MOTORS at 6 CROTAN PLACE INDUSTRIAL PARK on the 30th JANUARY 2014 at 14H00 consisting of GOODS Stock and Trade (consisting of used car spares, rims, tyres, assorted spares) Assorted Towing Equipment Assorted Office Furniture (consisting of desks, chairs and metal filing cabinets) to the highest bidder IN CASH OR BANK GUARANTEE CHEQUE. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT: 1.The sale is a sale of execution pursuant to a Judgment obtained in the above Court. 2.The Rules of this auction are available 24 hours prior to the auction at the office of the Sheriff for 3.Lower Tugela at Suite 6, Jay Krishna Centre, 134/6 Mahatma Gandhi Street, KwaDukuza. Registration as a buyer is a pre-requisite subject to specific conditions, inter alia: a)Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (URL http://www.info.gov.za/view/ DownloadFileAction?id=99961); b)FICA-legislation in respect of proof of identity and address particulars; c)Payment of a Registration fee of R500.00 in cash; d)Registration of conditions. 4.The office of the Sheriff for Lower Tugela will conduct the sale with auctioneers R Singh (Sheriff) and/or S Reddy. 5.Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules apply. DATED AT PINETOWN ON THIS 28th DAY OF NOVEMBER 2013. EXECUTION CREDITOR’S ATTORNEY MESSRS KING-ESSACK & ASSOCIATES INC. 64 KINGS ROAD, PINETOWN, 3600 EMAI: nishi@kingassoc.co.za TEL: 031-701 1561, FAX: 031-701 7438 REF: MRS KALLICHURUM/vp/DEB 1076 c/o SHANTHA NAIR & ASSOCIATES SUITE 4, TRUWORTHS SQUARE, 88-90 KING SHAKA STREET, KWA DUKUZA

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The children of Groutville were encouraged to create their own messages of support and condolence following the death of former president Nelson Mandela. The messages and artwork were put up on display at the reception area of the Luthuli Museum for visitors to see.

THE Luthuli Museum school holiday programme had a ‘Nelson Mandela’ theme running through it for the weeks of December. One of the activities the children engaged in was to create a banner using paints signed with their hand prints that was hung up across one of the walls of the Intrepretative Centre. Here the children stand to show off their handiwork. The second part of the programme commences this week and runs until the start of the new school term.

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EW Year’s eve has always been a time for looking back at the year that was, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes and resolve tofollowthroughonthosechanges.Someofthemost common new year resolutions include spending more time with the family, regular exercise and keeping fit, taming the bulge, quit smoking or drinking, getting out of debt and helping others. TheWeeklyspoketosomeleadingsportsadministrators in the Ilembe District and asked them for their sporting resolutions of 2014: Nkosinathi Mhlongo (president of SAFA KwaDukuza Local Football Association) said: “I resolved to foster a close working relationship with all clubs affili-

Thulani Gumbi (president of SAFA Ilembe Region).

SAFA KwaDukuza Local Football Association-Fixtures Thursday, January 9 6pm-Citizen All Stars vs Doringkop (Manor) Friday, January 10 5.30pm- Happy Stars vs Madundube (Manor) 7.30pm-Mavusana vs Rocky Park (Manor) Saturday, January 11 11am-Junior Stars vs Siyazama (Recreation) 1pm-Tiger Boyz vs Doringkop (Recreation) Sunday, January 12 11am-Mtwana vs Young Lions (Recreation) 11am-Movers vs Thembeni (Manor) 1pm-Madundube vs Mavusana (Manor) 1pm-K9 Real Celtic vs Beez (Recreation) 1pm-Young Nation vs Citizen All Stars (Shakaville)

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ated to us and encourage each senior team to have afeedersideinthejuniorranksthusensuringconstant talent identification and an ongoing development programme”. Desigan Pillay (chairman of Ilembe Primary Schools cricket) said: “My resolution is to have more schools involved in cricket and to take the game of cricket especially to the disadvantaged schools. I want to focus on restructuring mini cricket in the Ilembe district.” Magnum Mngadi (president of Ndwedwe Local Football Association) said: “I made a wish-list of five priorities for new year. Firstly, my aim is to develop more coaches in Ndwedwe who would successfully complete an introductory coaching course. Secondly, I want to focus on the development on referees who will be able to officiate at domestic level and at regional games. “Thirdly,wewanttofocusoninitiatinganunder-13 and under-15 league in the new year. The need for an administration workshop for all our clubs and empowering members about the constitution is high on my wish-list. Finally, I want to ensure that the good partnership that SAFA Ndwedwe Football Association have with the Ndwedwe Municipality continue for 2014 and years to come and we are truly indebted to them for investing in our development programmes”. Isaac Abraham (president of Stanger and District Volleyball Association) said: “We have neglected junior volleyball in the past two years and our focus in 2014 will be the launch of the primary (U13) and secondary (U16) schools league with the aim of developing players into volleyball giants in our province. Furthermore, we hope to revive women’s volleyball in 2014 and urge the women in KwaDukuza to make a commitment in playing the sport in the New Year”. Suren Bissessur (newly appointed coach of Siyaya FootballClub)said:“Iwanttocommitmyselftowork-

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ing hard with Siyaya Football Club and win the SAFA Ilembe Regional League and gain promotion into the second division ranks” Thulani Gumbi (President of SAFA Ilembe Region) said: “To see football activities implemented and functioning of local football associations. I want to see clean administration and host capacity building and technical development workshops. “I will be excited to see one of our SAFA Ilembe Region teams promoted to the Second Division ranks in the 2014/2015 season”.

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IN LOVING MEMORY Gone is the face we loved so dear. God took away the shining light within a home that was always bright. We miss the light, we a l w a y s w i l l . Yo u r vacant place, no one can fill. In our heart, you will always stay loved and r e m e m b e r e d everyday. SHEILA PILLAY You and your family are invited to attend the 15 and 16 Day Ceremony of the late Sheila Pillay on the 15 January 2014 and will continue the following day on the 16 January 2014. Family, friends and relatives are requested to please accept this as a personal invitation. Sadly missed and ever remembered by her 4 children, 3 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law and 7 grandchildren.

We thought of you today but that is nothing new, We thought of you yesterday and will tomorrow too. We think of you in silence and make no outward show, for what it meant to lose you, Only those who love you know, Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday, it’s the heartache of losing you that will never go away. You and your family are humbly requested to attend the yearly Memorial Service of our dear dad Madray Pillay (George) Date: Saturday, 11 January 2014 Venue: 19 School Lane, Gledhow Time: 2pm-3pm Sadly missed by his wife (Nagamma), sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Aum Namah Shivaya In Loving Memory of the late

AUM NAMO SHIVAYA Yearly Memorial Ceremony

As we look back over time, we find ourselves wondering did we remember to thank you enough for all you have done for us? For all the times you were by our side, to help and support us… To celebrate our s u c c e s s e s , To understand our problems and accept o u r d e f e a t s . We wonder if we ever Vadival Singh (Bala) thanked you for the Born: 7/12/1956 sacrifices you made. Called to Rest: 7/3/2013 To let us have the very best, and for the simple things like laughter, smiles and times we shared. If we have forgotten to show our Gratitude for all the things you did, We are thanking you now, And we are hoping you knew all along, how much you meant to us. You and your family are kindly requested to attend the 1 Year Memorial Ceremony of the late Vadival Singh (Bala) Date: Sunday, 12 January 2014 Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm Venue: 306 Millview, Shakaskraal Sadly missed by the Singh family.

Mrs Mognambal (Shammy) Reddy Without a warning you were gone, and God only knows why. A thousand words won’t bring you back. We know, because we’ve tried. A thousand tears won’t bring you back. We know, because we’ve cried. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, A part of us went with you, the day God took you home. In life we loved you so dearly, in death we love you still A place in our hearts is left, that you can only fill. Our hearts ache in sadness and tears still flow, What it means to lose you, no one will ever know The Yearly Memorial Ceremony will take place on Date: Monday, 13 January 2014 Time: 6.30 pm for 7pm Vanue: Siva Sungum Hall, 26 Berthwell Drive, Highridge, Stanger Sadly missed by her loving husband Jaya, daughters Devani and Shivani, sons Keshlen and Kovilen, mum, sister, nieces, nephews and family.

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A slam dunk for Sanele >> Mthiyane elected Basketball South Africa vice-president WEEKLY REPORTER

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ELL known sports administrator Sanele Mthiyane was over the moon after being elected vice-president of Basketball South Africa (BSA) at its annual general meeting. Mthiyane started playing basketball in Shakaville with a team called Rim Shakers in 1994. The players moved on to different schools in KwaDukuza and at that time basketball was the fastest growing sport in the country. Mthiyane received his first gold medal in 1997 after leading ML Sultan Secondary School to victory against Tshelenkosi in the finals of the Lower Tugela Tonver Games. After completing secondary school he got involved in the development of basketball. He coached the South African under-19 squad in the Zonal VI Games in 2011. He worked for the Durban High School Basketball Academy before becoming a FIBA Zonal referee. In 2008 he was elected as chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Basketball Association. Mthiyane said: “Our responsibility at Basketball South Africa is to ensure the development of basketball is done throughout the country through provincial associations and our associatesmembers.Weareresponsiblefor

the creation of policies that include talent identification, high performance and clear academy systems. “BSA is responsible for implementation of programmes that include the South African Coaching Framework. We organise national championships , select and prepare nationalteamstoparticipateininternational competitions”. Explaining the vision of BSA, Mthiyane said: “We need to restore the hype and participation that was witnessed in the 90’s and ensure that basketball becomes one of the best codes in the country that is able to compete globally. “We are currently putting together a strategy plan that will ensure mass participation that will in turn alignitselftothecurrentprogrammes done by our stakeholders”. BSA intends focusing on the provinces as they are the foundation of development. The Basketball National League, a professional league has been launched and finished its season at the end of last year. The league will serve as a continuous eliteprogrammethatwillnotonly allow increased participation but further create commercial relationship and investment and also help in the creation of job opportunities.

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Ready to score: Sanele Mthiyane. When questioned about the state of the game at schools, Mthiyane said: “The status of development of school sport is the responsibility of the government and minister Fikile Mbalula’s department has done its best to ensurethegoaltohavealllearnersaccessing sport as a right is achieved. “Working with the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Department of Education will speed up our plans of developing basketball be-

cause of the maximum number of schools that will participate. This will further assist us in reaching out to more previously disadvantaged communities”. HesaidBSAisworkingondeveloping a clear club system framework that will ensure that when children finish school they will be able to find a club in their community that will be playing in the local or district league. “The second national top schools

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Luthuli Museum executive administrative assistant Thabani Nkosi (left) and community liaison officer Zinhle Nyembe hand over a prize to one of the participants of a memorial soccer tournament held at the Groutville grounds in December. The tournament was a joint effort of the museum and local SAFA officials and formed one of a number of special initiatives held by the museum to commemorate the life and times of former president Nelson Mandela.

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championship was recently held in Bloemfontein and basketball was among the priority codes that participated.” Adding to his experience, last year Mthiyane went to Germany on a sporting assignment. The programmewaspartofanagreementbetween the German governmental organisation Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Department of Sport and Recreation, whereby a group of young people and managers visited Germany to learn about how sport is organised and practiced there. Mthiyane also serves as the general secretary of the KwaZulu-Natal Sports Confederation. His message to the youth: “Young people are the nuclei of the future of this country, the engine of all sectors ofoursociety,andarethepillarsofour economic transformation. “Young people are important in driving the progressive programmess of transforming, growing and developing this country. We shall continue using sport to fight social ills such as drug abuse which is a challenge faced by young people.” “I therefore urge all the youth particularly the Mandela Generation to go out in their numbers to register as a voter on 8 and 9 February.”

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