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A FRESH APPROACH TO LOCAL NEWS Volume 02, 22 April 2014, Week 17
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Bedfordview’s model male makes top 50 Ndu Ngwenya
firstname.lastname@example.org No stranger to the spotlight; Durban born Clive Maistry has managed to get through the preliminary stages of the Mr South Africa 2014 competition and into the top 50. The 29 year old Bedfordview resident makes no secret of his intentions of being crowned as the next Mr SA when the competition culminates in November this year. Clive, a self-made media personality and entrepreneur, has a long list of successes behind his name, having worked for the likes of MNET, Super sport, 5FM and carte blanche before establishing his own media company. A firm believer in hard work and fearlessness, Maistry believes his is still a long journey. “Fortune favours the brave,” Clive told tame TIMES during our conversation. “I started my working life working for a security company, but one day I was conflicted with questions of what do I want for my life, that question was duly answered for me when my boss threw a tantrum which I still don’t understand; so I quit
and worked my way into the media industry.” Ten years later, the humble and charismatic Maistry has taken on the next challenge, a challenge which he believes if achieved will enable him to achieve more of his goals. “It would be an amazing platform to be an ambassador for South Africa, and I am hungry for that. The opportunity to impact on the lives of young people who may not believe in their ability to make a success of their lives, I never had it easy, but though putting in the hours I am here today and if I did it so can you.” In the following five years Clive wants to continue growing his brand, impact more young people and for him it will all start by winning the Mr SA 2014 competition. This is a big opportunity and holding back will not work in my favour, I know what I want and that’s the message I’m carrying through the competition – want more for yourself today. Keep Clive in the competition sms: MRSA 017 to 47439 (sms charged R3) Follow Clive’s progress in the Mr SA competition on the following platforms: Facebook: CliveMaistryMRSA2014. Twitter: @CliveMaistry
Bedfordview’s Mr South Africa hopeful believes the country needs more model males and less male models. Photo by: Desired Spirit
Road safety starts with education
Last year during the Easter period 241 people lost their lives on our roads, an increase from 2012, when 217 people died in road accidents. With the holiday season once again around the corner, heavy traffic volumes are expected on our national roads systems, as motorists travel to their destinations. The vast amount of road deaths recorded during these peak periods are alarming, and the fact that the holiday road deaths have come to be seen as an “inevitable” means that our mindset needs to change. “The key factors that affect safety on our roads are drunk driving, speeding, fatigue,
failing to buckle up, unroadworthy vehicles and a general disregard for the road rules,” says Niki Cronje, group marketing at Imperial I-Pledge. Stanley Anderson, marketing director at Hyundai Automotive South Africa, weighs in on the importance of ensuring a vehicle is roadworthy before a long trip. “The Government recently stated that if a driver of an unroadworthy vehicle is in a fatal accident, the driver will be charged with either culpable homicide or murder and will go to jail. We urge motorists to consider that statement for a moment, as this situation is preventable. Take your vehicle for a precheck, before any long journey.” “Most dealerships or workshops offer free or discounted vehicle checks before the Easter period and drivers should take advantage of these offers. These checks include a roadworthy evaluation, and inspecting elements such as lights, wheel alignment, exhaust, front and rear wheels, windscreen wipers, shock absorbers, CV joints and battery.” While law enforcement and higher penalties for breaking road rules do play a role in fixing our road crisis, road users themselves have the biggest role to play in the way they approach road safety. Let us all act responsibly on our roads and get to our destinations safely without regrets, while still planning ahead for your families’ financial well-being.
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FROM PARLIAMENT Blood stock levels ADIRECT note from in the red during the editor vacation period As the Easter holiday period kicks into full swing, SANBS blood stock levels is expected to be impacted. Blood stock levels become of great concern over the holiday periods as many of our regular donors are on leave. The constant demand for blood supply places the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) under immense pressure during this time. Traditionally, the month of April is a difficult time owing to the number of holidays. There are not enough blood drives and initiatives to fill the gaps left by the absence of educational institutions. SANBS needs to maintain a stock level of 5 days at all times by collecting 3000 units of blood per day and this becomes very difficult to achieve. “Blood donation needs to be made a priority, as this small act has a huge impact on the patients who depend on transfusions for their survival. “ – Vanessa Raju, Communications Manager of SANBS Blood donation is a simple act of kindness that can save up to three lives. People between the ages of 16 and 65, weighing more than 50kg, who are in good health and lead a safe sexual lifestyle, may donate blood every 56 days. The public is encouraged to donate blood to help save the lives of thousands of patients in dire need of blood transfusions. To located the nearest fixed donor sites visit www.sanbs.org.za
Animals for adoption A pet is for life; don’t buy puppies or kittens as gifts. Adopt, don’t shop! Many precious pet dogs and cats are up for adoption and homing at the Germiston / Bedfordview SPCA.
Churchill is a beautiful male Bulldog in kennel 77, friendly and playful nature, seeks a happy home.
Angelina is female German Shepherd in kennel 78, loving and endearing nature.
Rex is male German Shepherd in kennel 86, loves children and is good with other dogs and cats.
Tiffany is a beautiful brown and black female Miniature Pincher in kennel 120, playful and active nature will be a great companion.
Reet is a beautiful Female DSH in kennel 107, grey and white colour, active and cheeky nature, seeks a loving home.
Zachary is a male DSH in kennel 109, beautiful cream colour, friendly and engaging nature.
By Ndu Ngwenya The first round of the April holiday is now behind us. I hope Easter was an uplifting period for our Christian readers and that our Jewish readers had a happy Passover. Life can get you bogged down in routine due the sheer pace at which we live our lives and often the spiritual side of our lives takes a knock reconnection with the spiritual. It’s refreshing to sometimes take some time out to recharge the spirit. In tame TIMES this week we profile a positive initiative, with the intentions to make our roads safer. The will of the people is something I believe could result in the positive growth of the country. Looking at some of the successful private initiatives in the country it is slowly becoming clear to me that with only some will dedication and good old hard work citizens can take pressure off the government and mould the country we all aspire to live in. Speaking about the country we all want to live in; I feel with the Oscar case on a break, we can take some time to realign with more important developments. I’m curious to find out how everyone feels about the “No Vote” campaign. Which of the following would you consider spoiling your vote, abstaining, or voting for an opposition? Looking forward to hearing from you Stay Blessed
Braddock is a lovely dark liver male Labrador in kennel 92, friendly and engaging nature seeks, a happy family home.
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Increasing visibility for a safer Kinders vier holiday season Paasfees Ndu Ngwenya
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Solidariteit Helpende Hand se Boksburg-tak het op Donderdag 17 April vir Paasfees uitgereik na laerskoolleerders van Die President Laerskool in Primrose. Die uitreik vorm deel van die Solidariteit Boksburg-tak se Paashaasprojek, wat al vir vier jaar lank aan die gang is, waar hulle behoeftige laerskole besoek en ondersteun. Die voorsitter van die Boksburg-tak, Alida Reed, het met die Gr. R’e, Gr 1’s en Gr 2’s gesels oor Paasfees en die ware oorsprong daarvan; dat dit nie net oor Paaseiers en sjokolade gaan nie, maar oor die Bybelstorie van Jesus. Elke kind het ‘n kleurvolle geskenkpakkie gekry, gevul met lekkernye, speelgoed, ‘n klein Bybel en, natuurlik, Paaseiers. Die President Laerskool se onderhoof, Kobus O’Kelly, is oneindig dankbaar vir die tak se betrokkenheid by die skoolkinders: “Dit is vir my verblydend om te sien hoe mense ons skool so ondersteun. Ons het soveel behoeftiges in die skool. As hulle gesiggies so ophelder, dan is ons baie dankbaar,” sê O’Kelly. Elke kind het aan die einde van die oggend by die skoolsaal uitgestap met hande vol lekkergoed en ‘n glimlag wat van oor tot oor strek.
N1 N4 Bakwena and N3 Toll route concessionaires’ patrol and EMRS drivers with the cars received from Imperial I-Pledge.
In the interest of lowering the number of road accidents during this Easter season; Imperial I-Pledge handed over patrol and Emergency medical rescue service (EMRS) vehicles to the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) as well as the N1 N4 Bakwena Toll Route Concessionaire. The hand over took place at the Jeppe Quondam in Bedforview on Tuesday 15 April at an event attended by representatives of both the toll route concessionaires. Ten patrol and EMRS vehicles were handed to N3TC and
two vehicles were handed to the N1N4 Bakwena toll route Concessionaire. The vehicles are to be used by traffic officers and paramedics during one of South Africa’s peak traffic seasons; between 15 April – 07 May 2014. This vehicle sponsorship, now running for the fourth consecutive year, is supported by Imperial’s Europcar and is aimed at increasing and boosting route surveillance, patrol support and post-crash care during the busy holiday season. “The routes were selected based on the fact that previous records indicated that they have some of the highest volumes of traffic in the country. As a result, I believe that our continued support of these Concessionaires, reiterates our joint objective and commitment in ensuring that all road users’ journeys are safe and enjoyable,” says Niki Cronje, group marketing at Imperial. Charmaine Van Wyk, PR Officer for Bakwena says: “We believe that the presence of the patrol vehicles will influence drivers to be more cautious on the roads and will assist in reducing accidents during this busy period. These vehicles are equipped with a basic first aid kit, tool kit and supplies of water, petrol and diesel to assist motorists along our route.” Con Roux, Commercial Manager of N3TC expressed gratitude saying “this year, not only have Imperial I-Pledge and Europcar provided a number of patrol vehicles but they have graciously agreed to provide two EMRS vehicles aimed at providing additional medical assistance on the N3 Toll Route – as well as a vehicle for the N3TC Duduza ‘We Care’ Initiative, to assist with post-crash support in the Van Reenen and Ladysmith vicinity along the Route.” The initiative by the Imperial group favourably responds to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters’ statement which expressed concern at the size of the traffic force and its capacity to manage a growing South African national vehicle population. Continues Cronje; “our hope is that these vehicles will assist in reducing the high number of road crashes that we experience during holiday periods, as well as demonstrate additional law enforcement visibility.”
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20 years of education delivery Laurelle Williams
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EDUCATION: MEC Barbara Creecy. The Gauteng Department of Education hosted a conference on 15 April at Turffontein Race Course to reflect on the provisioning of public sector education in the province since the advent of democracy. The conference arises out of an independent review conducted into public schooling in Gauteng from 19942014. The review, conducted by independent academic researchers under the auspices of Wits School of Education, was commissioned by the department in 2013. “We thought it prudent that as we celebrate twenty years of democracy in our country, we should also use this time to reflect on the gains made and the road ahead,” said Gauteng Education MEC, Barbara Creecy. The conference, which brought together various stakeholders from the education sector aimed to: Present the outcomes of the Review; to provide a platform for a constructive discussion; to discuss progress to date and the remaining gaps; to share new and emerging challenges as well as the defining priorities for the next 20 years; to advance knowledge and research based implementation of strategies and policies and to promote inclusivity and accountability amongst all stakeholders engaged in the delivery of education. Parallel sessions of discussion took place after Dr Martin Prew gave an overview of the 20 year review in the GDE. The Review outlines some of the notable achievements by the Province with regard to public education: • Ordinary schooling has grown by 59%, from 1.3 million learners in 1994 to 2.1 million today, a massive increase of 809 334 learners. • In Special Schools, numbers have risen by 65%, from 25 515 to 42 058 learners today. • The recruitment and distribution of teachers has increased from 44 020 across the public school system in 1995 to 54 803, to meet the challenges of increasing learner numbers. • In special schools, teacher numbers are
up by 50% since 1995, growing from 2028 to 3059 teachers in 2014. The MEC pointed out that the number of learners writing matric had increased by 33% since 1996, with numbers rising from 73,164 to 97,897. The matric pass rate increased from 61% in 1994 to 87% last year given a total increase of 43% when compared to that of 1994. The MEC noted that the flow through rate of Gauteng learners is the best in the country. A measure used to see how many learners stay in school from grade 1 through to grade 12 showed that 65% of Grade 1 learners who started in 2002 reached grade 12 in 2013, compared with 42% who made it from Grade 1 in 1995 to Grade 12 in 2006. “All of these successes must be seen against the backdrop of a growing number of no fee schools and this means in practical terms, that education is free for the majority of our children in Gauteng public schools,” said MEC Creecy. MEC Creecy highlighted three areas for focus going forward, these are: • Teacher development • A Social Plan to address issues such as bullying, school violence, and ill-discipline. • School governance, including improvement of training for governing bodies. Interesting facts • Since 1994, the department had built 153 new primary schools and 128 new secondary schools. • Over 7069 classrooms were built in existing schools to meet the increased demand for schools in the province. • 11 946 toilet seats were provided to meet the demand or as replacements for dilapidated toilets. • 300 administration blocks, 204 media centres, 443 multi-purpose classrooms and 1204 computer centres were built to ensure that incomplete schools were provided with the necessary structures to ensure that they became fully functional schools. • 611 Grade R classrooms in schools.
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Aerotropolis project underway Amy-Mae Campbell @Amzymaeq twitter.com
According to the Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mondli Gungubele, the Ekurhuleni government is officially in the process of planning Africa’s largest business airport: the Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis. Gungubele attended the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative forum meeting on Monday 14 April in Benoni and laid out the government’s plan of action. According to Gungubele, they are currently in the process of identifying constraints in Ekurhuleni that need to be addressed, such as service delivery challenges, which need to be addressed in order for the Aerotropolis project to work. Gungubele aims to have the planning process completed within six months, after which they will draw up a master plan. The Aerotropolis project forms part of the 2025 Growth and Development Strategy, which states that the local government must work towards creating opportunities within their communities. The aim is to develop the O.R. Tambo International Airport into the largest airport city in Africa and to connect the whole of Ekurhuleni through this airport centre. Gungubele believes that this airport city will create many job opportunities in Ekurhuleni, which in turn will have a positive impact on the economy: “South Africa is a maturing country. We must work together to strengthen society and build on this maturity.
BIG PLANS: Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Mondli Gungubele explaining the Aerotropolis project to the members of the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative forum at Lakeside Mall in Benoni. A government we do our best, so the community can do the rest,” Gungubele said. The Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis is a long-term endeavour, which the government aims to have completed by 2025.
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Gauteng tennis players honoured
Seen here with Primary School Head of Sport Alison Watson. Holy Rosary Primary School recently acknowledged Aimee Caplan (left) and Jenna Laubser (right) with the highest sporting award in the primary school, the Bishop Shanahan Award, for making the U13 East Gauteng provincial tennis team.
Parents leading by example Holy Rosary School, led by their Parents’ Association as part of their Charity responsibility, recently donated 21 wheelchairs to selected charities. The school held their annual Shanahan Walk, with this year’s theme being ‘Walk because we can, walk because we care’- being thankful for being able to walk, while others can’t. Four homes benefited from the initiative; Eden Haven, St Anne’s, Little Eden and the Avril Elizabeth Home.
Ten years of top performance Jagger Bellagarda who is the swimming captain and a member of “Club 13” (Students who have been at the school from grade 0 – 12) at St Catherine’s has been announced as the recipient of the Victor Ludorum award. Bellagarda has won the Victor Ludorum for the 10th year at St Catherine’s School (Grade 1-7 and Grade 10 – 12). An outstanding achievement for a consistent performer.
2014 leaders announced Holy Rosary Primary School recently announced their new leaders for the year: (Left to Right) Jenna Laubser (Deputy Headgirl: Senior Phase), Catherine Buffey (Headgirl), Arianna D’Alessio (Head of Religion) and Daniella Mills (Deputy Headgirl: Foundation Phase). Congratulations to all the Grade 7s, who all have a leadership role.
Avril Elizabeth Home representative Sadhma Singh, Holy Rosary Primary School Principal Ms Isilda de Oliveira and St Anne’s representative Jean Lydall.
CLUB 13 MEMBER: Jagger has been attending St Catherine’s school from Grade 0 and received the Victor Ludorum award for ten years in a row.
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Primrose Fire Department hosts Pitter Patter Free Tax Workshop The South African Revenue Service would like to invite all interested parties to a series of free tax education sessions to be held at the Edenvale branch office. E@syfile and Efiling (Employer) Venue: C/o Hendrik Potgieter and van Riebeeck Road, Edenvale Date: 24 April 2014 Time: 9:00 – 11:00 For more info or to reserve your seat contact: EngagementAlberton@sars.gov.za or call: 011 861 5503/5610/5502/5572
Teacher Tatiana Goncalves and her class on Pitter Patter Academy’s visit to the local Fire Station.
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Siyabonga Ndlovu (5) poses proudly in front of the fire truck in a fireman’s helmet.
Sharing joy and Easter eggs
Carl Janse van Rensburg, graad 4 leerling van Leeuwenhof Akademie, het Gauteng tydens die Suid Afrikaanse Junior Atletiek Kampioenskappe in die Paarl verteenwoordig. Carl het aan die 70m hekkies deelgeneem, en het die 6 de plek verower. Hy was die eerste atleet vanuit Gauteng. Puik prestasie vir die 9 jarige atleet.
SAPS Notice Please note that on the 22 April 2014 SAPS will be hosting the Ministerial Imbiso on Mine Crime Combating Forum at Caltoville at 09h00. St Catherine’s Founders Day Invitation All past pupils and parents are invited to our Founders Day DATE : 16 May 2014 TIME : 09H30 – 12H30 PLACE : 31 PIERCY AVE, PARKHILL GARDENS, GERMISTON Please contact email@example.com – should you wish to attend. Phone : 011 827 4102 Destiny in God - 12th International Creative Arts Worship Conference - 1 – 5 July 2014 Hosted By Dr’s HL & PN Bester With Local Teachers: Dr H.L. Bester and Pastor W. Du Plessis With International Teachers: Bishop C. Hardy, Pastor Gorden Merk, Wesley Brainard, Rabbi Y’Israel Ben Avraham, Pastor Freddie Moore For more information contact: Office 011 827 5046 Brigitte 084 456 1587 Natashia: 082 946 2321 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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email@example.com or call Ndu on 011 862 8500 Bryan Ngoyi (5), Emma Marques (6) and Alyssa Lewington (4), pose with the Easter Bunny who visited Pitter Patter Academy.
St Catherine’s golfer victorious
TOP ATLEET: Carl Janse van Rensburg in aksie by die atletiek kampioenskappe.
Liam Van Deventer of St Catherin’s School came first in the SA Kids Golf Junior Open at Observatory on March 16.
Thank you from SPCA Dear Heather Jayes, On behalf of all our precious pet dogs and cats, staff and committee we extend a huge thank you to you and all your Bedfordview Garden Club members for the wonderful hospitality I received all the donations of dog food, water bowls, blankets and cash donations, handed over to our SPCA. We are most grateful for all the support we received and also for allowing me to address your members on SPCA matters. You are most welcome to visit our SPCA in Junction Road Driehoek Germiston anytime and see further how we operate our SPCA and of course say hello to all our dogs and cats. Kind regards Laurence Kingston
Laurence Kingston Manager of the Bedfordview and Germiston amongst the roses of the Bedfordview Garden Club. Heather Jayes - Chairlady of the Club is to the right of Laurence Kingston.
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Tennis Star in Missing Persons attempted hijacking Derrick Itumeleng Stock
GREATFUL: Lucas is thankful he was not harmed in the attempted hijacking which saw him and his brother losing their cellphones.
Lucas Sithole was involved in an attempted hijacking on Friday 11 April, around 23:15. Travelling from the New Market Road onramp toward the M1 North, Lucas and his brother were attacked by 4 armed men attempting to hijack his car. Lucas’s vehicle was damaged, and both him and his brother were dragged out of the vehicle, and their cell phones stolen. Lucas was shaken and traumatized, but was not physically injured or shot, and is recovering well. The double amputee received many messages and prayers from fans and he would like to thank everyone for their support, thoughts and prayers saying, “I am glad my car, wallet and my life are still with me.” Holger Losch, Coach and Director of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa said, “We are extremely grateful that Lucas and his brother were not physically injured during the hijacking, and will make a speedy recovery from the trauma.”
CPF Safety tip I was sitting and pondering the fact that crime in our area is definitely on the increase and wondering what we could do about it? We can give all the tips available in the universe, but if they are not adhered to, your chances of becoming a victim of crime is increased by at least 50%. In Din-Al-View, Germiston Sector 5, we have recently had an increase in “Smash-andGrab” incidents, especially on the N17 Wits Rifles Off-ramp.
Now some questions I really have to ask are the following: - If you know it is a high risk area, why drive through that area? - Why was your window open? - If it was closed and the suspect did smash it and grab your handbag, why was your handbag in full view on you passenger seat? - If you want to wear your nice gold chain and diamond earrings, surely you aware that someone might want to take them from you? If you insist on driving and talking on your cell phone, you are taking away what little bit of attention you have available from your surroundings? “The guy came from nowhere” is a common line used in these incidents. Do you really think that criminals have the ability to cheat the laws of physics and appear and disappear
at will? I don’t think so. Let’s point out, in the bluntest m a n n e r possible, that people put themselves in close proximity to the potential criminal and presented the opportunity. There are 100 ways to get around a town but people insist on going through that area and are then surprised by crime. Make sure you do not have your handbag or valuables on the front seat or inside the vehicle where it can be seen in full view of potential suspects. Do not drive with your window all the way down. Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings at intersections, keep a 360 visual and watch who and what is happening and moving around you. Ensure there is enough space for an emergency getaway, should it be necessary. At the end of the day, it is up to each individual to ensure that they are not a victim of crime. Jean Ingram Vice-Chair Dinalview CPF
Derrick Stock (26) was reported missing by his mother on 10 April. The mother said she last saw him on 5 April when he left his home in Edenvale with a friend. The friend confirmed that him and Derrick had attended a music festival at Germiston Lake that afternoon. Around 17:00 he noticed that Derrick was no longer there. He alleges that Derrick had said he was going back home. All enquiries as to where the man could be have thus far been without success. The family have enquired at the local hospitals and even the mortuary. The missing person is described as being tall and slim about 1,9 meter in height. He was wearing black jeans and had green tekkies on. Persons with information can contact Lieutenant Colonel Andy Pieke at Germiston can also be contacted on 011 871- 5037.
Victor Pelane Mphahlele
Bedfordview arrests for the past week Possession of dagga:.................... 4 Assault common:........................... 2 Theft common:................................ 7 Theft out of m/v:............................. 1 Shoplifting:...................................... 10 Drunk in public:.............................. 11 Malious damage to property:........ 3 Fraud:.............................................. 2 Intimidation:.................................... 1 Drunken driving:............................. 11 Compiled by Bedfordview Corporate Communication Sgt MP Nhlabathi on behalf of the Station Commander.
Mjigigelwa Samuel Mbatha (53) was reported missing by a cousin who has not heard or seen him since October 2013. The missing man was last seen at the Pretoria Railway Station on 11October 2013. He was expected to catch a train from there to Germiston where he lived. Since that afternoon there has been no trace of him. Family and colleagues have searched for him but there is no information on what could have happened to him. Since the day he went missing there has been no money withdrawn from his bank account. The man is described as being slender and short. He commuted to work daily between Pretoria and Germiston on a train. Persons with information can contact his cousin; Promise Mbatha on 078 486 0553. Lieutenant Colonel Andy Pieke at Germiston can also be contacted on 011 871- 5037. The National Missing Persons Bureau can also be contacted on 08600 10111.
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Victor Pelane Mphahlele 77 yrs 9 March 2014
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Four nabbed Weekly Arrests: for copper theft Bedfordview arrests The complainant alleges that on 12 April at about 11:30 they asked the security guard to stop the employees as they were going out as he suspected that they steal copper inside the company; he searched their plastic bags and found copper inside valued at R7000.00. All four will be appearing in Germiston court for theft. Investigation is continuing to establish if there are other suspects that could be linked to this theft, and police will leave no stone unturned.
Mjigigelwa Samuel Mbatha
Awain van Schalkwyk (17) from Lyttelton has been missing since 7 April. Awain was last seen leaving his home in Centurion on his matt-black Honda CBR 125 (motorcycle), Reg: VFV 299 GP. He may be wearing a black bikers jacket with blue on the back. Anyone with information can contact W/O Oscar on 076 425 8826/012 644 8600. Kholeka Nontozama Nqobo 58 yrs 26 March 2014 Anyone with information can contact Sgt Nhlabathi 079 694 7071.
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Hyundai Carnival continues
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Massive cuts on vehicle prices and amazing prices all wrapped in a carnival-like atmosphere, this was the experience created by Hyundai Germiston when they hosted their carnival over the weekend of 11 – 13 April at the dealership situated at Dakota Crescent, Germiston. The public were entertained with music while they took time out to shop at the different stalls. Hyundai Germiston succeeded in creating an atmosphere which catered to the needs of the entire family, as children whiled away time while parents took time looking through Hyundai’s vehicles and specials. Various competitions ran on the over the weekend; speaking to tame TIMES, Vanessa Anderson told of two amazing competitions in which their current and future customers
stood a chance to win big. “over the month of April we will be running many specials in which vehicle buyers will enjoy amazing specials on our vehicles, but that’s not all we are offering. Our customers also stand a chance to win a tank of petrol with every test-drive and application for finance. The big price is the trip to Brazil, where a test drive could win you a ticket to experience the FIFA World Cup later this year.” Everyone who attended the weekend’s festivities will testify that anyone who missed it really missed out, but luckily the Carnival continues at the Germiston dealership. More details on the competitions and specials can be attained from the dealership or at www.hyundai.co.za.
Hidden dangers in common Easter treats It’s hard to imagine Easter without the eggs or chocolaty treats, but those with severe allergies are advised to always read food labels before tucking into Easter delights. According to Pharma Dynamics’ spokesperson; Mariska van Aswegen, if you can’t read the label don’t eat it – even if it is a product which you have eaten before, since food producers can change their manufacturing processes or ingredient lists at any time. “Food retailers may also from time to time import seasonal products or a different flavour of a brand, which aren’t manufactured in South Africa and therefore can’t make the same allergen-free guarantee as the products made in the country. For this reason it is extremely important to always read the ingredient list as the slightest trace amount of an allergen can lead to a severe allergic attack (anaphylaxis) which could potentially be life-threatening,” advises Van Aswegen. An estimated 3 178 800 South
Africans suffer from true food allergies of which 2% are children. Peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, soya and shellfish are the most common food allergens in South Africa and are required by law to be listed on food labels. “Complete avoidance of these ingredients isn’t always possible; therefore it’s important to always carry your allergy medication on you. Some treatment options include: - Antihistamines, which provides relief for basic allergy reactions - Topical Creams - Corticosteroids - Bronchodilators (inhalers) - And adrenalin injections For more info on allergies visit, www.allergyexpert.co.za or visit your General Practitioner/family doctor.
Two of the country’s most influential indigenous music acts, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Phuzekhemisi, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards, sponsored by Amstel, at the 20th Annual South African Music Awards this month. Johnstone Mnyandu, better known as Phuzekhemisi, is widely regarded as the king of maskandi music. He expressed his delight at being honoured by the music industry with this accolade, saying: “I am grateful to those who still recognise my music – may they also do so to other artists who have worked so hard. Hailing from rural KwaZulu-Natal, Phuzekhemisi and his brother, Khethani, burst on to the local music scene in 1989. Sadly, Khethani was unable to fully enjoy the fruits of their success as he was killed in a car accident in 1993. Phuzekhemisi also received a nomination in the Best Maskandi Album category at SAMA 20, for his album KungakhoNilwaNodwa.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo who are celebrating an incredible 54 years since their formation, while still basking in the glow of their fourth Grammy Award (for their release Singing for Peace Around the World),will also be receiving a Lifetime Achievement award. “Being given the honour of a lifetime achievement award is like South Africa saying thank you to us for being great ambassadors of local culture and heritage through our music. We thank you, SAMAs, and we salute you, South Africa,” said the group’s leader; Joseph Shabalala Ladysmith Black Mambazo are enjoying yet another golden year. From 17 April to 11 May 2014, Amambazo, a musical based on their story, will take to the stage at the State Theatre in Pretoria. And in August, they will head to the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival to premiere a Zulu ballet titled Inalathat, which celebrates South Africa’s 20 years of democracy.
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Joe Foster, Johan Oberholzer en Burgert Botha open die Ghoemas Op 13 April 2014 is die wenners van die Ghoema-toekennings vir 2014 aangekondig. Die geleentheid het by Carnival City plaasgevind en het gesorg vir top vermaak. Die benoemdes, en ander bekende eregaste, het op hul beste gelyk. En optredes deur top sangers soos Riana Nel en Elvis Blue het die skare laat saamsing. Die wenners in die onderskeie afdelings is: - Album van die jaar: Elvis Blue - Afrikaans - Manlike Kunstenaar van die jaar: Elvis BLue - Vroulike Kunstenaar van die jaar: Karlien van Jaarsveld - Groep van die jaar: Van Coke Kartel - Liedjie van die jaar: Superhero - Eden - Nuweling van die jaar: Joshua na die Reen - Pop-album deur ’n manlike kunstenaar: Jay - Dis hoe ons rol - Pop-album deur ’n vroulike kunstenaar: Karlien van Jaarsveld - Uitklophou - Kontemporêre-album deur ’n manlike kunstenaar: Joshua na die Reen Joshua na die Reen - Kontemporêre-album deur ’n vroulike
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How do you qualify for government old person’s grant? *Information taken from www.services.gov.za. charge you for the of more than R99 840 per year if You can get a grant to see service) you are married, and you and your you through your old age. An - institutions spouse must not have assets older persons grant is paid to (e.g. old age home). worth more than R1 663 200. people who are 60 years or older. This grant used to be How much will you get? Note: If you are unable to collect called the old age pension. The maximum amount that you will the money yourself, you can apget is R1 350 per month. If you are point a procurator at the SASSA older than 75 years, you will get R In order to qualify you office, or give someone power of 1 350 + R20 = R1 370 must: attorney to collect the grant on your - be a South African citizen or behalf. How will you be paid? permanent resident The South African Social Security - live in South Africa When will your grant Agency (SASSA) will pay the grant - not receive any other social grant lapse? to you through one of the following for yourself The grant will lapse when you: methods: - not be cared for in a state - pass away - cash at a specific pay point on a institution - are admitted to a state institution particular day - not earn more than R49 200 per - do not claim for three consecutive - electronic deposit into year or own assets worth more months your bank or Postbank than R831 600 if you are single - are absent from the country. account (the bank may - not have a combined income
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Miss SA 2014 Rolene Strauss with the results of the draw.
LEBANON SUPPORTERS: St. Charbel Helping Hand World Organisation representa- ond horse ever to win South Africa’s Triple tives Valene Farah, Michelle Nassif, Tarryn Farah and Roseanna Santareli with tame Crown, earning him a cool R2 million bonus TIMES PRO Officer Liza Katze (middle). and elevating him to legendary status. Only Excitement is mounting for the SASCOC race. tame TIMES, which is a Triple Crown one other horse has ever won all three legs Triple Crown and Intercontinental Village media partner, was paired with the commu- of the Triple Crown: the renowned Horse Day which is set to make Turffontein Race nity of Lebanon and the St. Charbel Helping Chestnut stunned the nation when he won in Course come alive on 26 April when it Hand World organisation and drew the race 1999. Phumelela Gaming will be donating a total hosts the third and final leg of the much horse Taarish. However it is Louis the King who has the of R150 000, shared between the various anticipated Triple Crown. Last week Thursday the Charity Draw saw most media attention, having won two legs of nominated charities. Beneficiaries include St. newly crowned Miss South Africa 2014, the SASCOC Triple Crown, he has only the Mary’s Children’s Home, Reach for a Dream, Rolene Strauss, officiate the draw which de- third leg the South Africa Derby to conquer Animal Anti-Cruelty, The Star Seaside Fund, termined which charity and nationality are and establish himself as a true legend. Louis Operation Snowball and The Highveld Horse paired with a particular horse in the main the King is poised to become just the sec- Care Unit.
At the Southern tip of the City of Johannesburg is a large piece of privately owned land called the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, complete with hills, grasslands, indigenous trees and game. Thanks to Wendell Bole, who passionately built and maintains the Rietvlei Farm trails just a few kilometers away, Gauteng mountain bikers now have another safe, varied trail network to tide- Thaba Trials.
Three trial options: Yellow: Beginners/novices Green: Intermediate level riders Blue: Experienced or more advanced riders This is a game reserve so don’t expect perfectly manicured trails, although the Yellow trails have a gentler surface. For Green and Blue routes, expect bush riding at its best – remember this, is mountain biking, not gravel-road cycling. Riders like the hills at Thaba Trails because there isn’t that much gradient-rich trail riding elsewhere close to the city. This gives you some properly challenging climbs and descent, some long and winding and others steep and sketchy. Bole has ensured that all levels (skills and fitness) are catered for at Thaba Trails making it a great family riding destination. Incredibly, it’s just 8 km from the Johannesburg city limits, but there are times when you are riding at Thaba that feels like you’re far from the madness of the country’s biggest city. There’s a coffee shop, a bike shop and arts and crafts stalls for non-riding friends or family to browse. The Panorama Shopping Centre is also across the road should your non-riding spouse/friend/ partner want a
more commercial environment to spend time in while you ride. Distance: Yellow 1: 6km Yellow 2: 15km Green: 22km Blue: NA Novice: 8/10 Intermediate: 8/10 Advanced: 8/10 Tyres: There’s a mixture of rocky and soft trail surfaces – typical of Gauteng conditions. A firm sidewall tyre is recommended. Best thing: It’s close to Johannesburg and offers a wide range of trails with some decent distances among wild animals including zebra, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, springbok and more. Best season: All seasons should be good here. Because of the gradient, the summer rains should drain well. Directions: From the N3 (around the East of Johannesburg) or the N1 (around the West of Joburg), take the N12 and hugs the head south (away from the city).Travel 6.5km down Klipriver Drive. On your left you will see the Panorama Shopping Centre, take the next right turn into the Thaba Trails gate.
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“The anticipation of driving home in one of three brand new VW Polos, the incredible variety of cuisine from around the world, free entry to the race track and the possibility of Louis the King taking the Triple Crown has ensured incredible interest in the day itself. We are expecting record attendance at what promises to be a not to be missed family day out,” enthused Michael Varney, Phumelela’s Marketing Manager. With over 50 Ferrari’s on display, vibrant live entertainment, the thrill of live horse racing, a free carnival for the kids and gourmet cuisine from countries such as Portugal, Greece, China, India, Lebanon, Italy, Scotland, Serbia, Spain and South Africa there really is no better way to spend a Saturday. Gates open at 11:00, entry and parking is free. To find out more about ‘Louis the King’ follow #whoislouis?
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DYNAMIC DUO: Sizwe Lawrence Ndlovu and John Smith at the podium for the LM2x Medal ceremony.
The South African Rowing team recently participated in the International Memorial Paolo D’Aloja Regatta in Italy, JHB South Olympian Sizwe Lawrence Ndlovu was among the elite athletes chosen to present the county. This prestigious regatta took place from the 11-13 April in the province of Piediluco and was the 28th annual regatta of its kind. Ndlovu took part in the Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls (LM1x) event and the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls (LM2x) with team mate John Smith. Ndlovu won his heat on the Friday in a time of 7:07:92
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Sizwe Lawrence Ndlovu at the podium for the LM1x Medal ceremony.
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