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Woman dragged under taxi
Daniel Hunt in vroeër dae saam met een van sy dogters, Chevonne.
Op Woensdagoggend 21 Mei is Ekurhuleni-metropolisielid Daniel Hunt (49) in ‘n tragiese ongeluk op die Kingswayhoofweg, Benoni, oorlede. Daniel wou ‘n motoris, wat in die vinnige-baan gejaag het, voorkeer om af te trek. Die motoris het na bewering beheer oor sy motor verloor en Daniel omgery. Daniel is op die toneel, voor sy vrou, Christine Hunt, oorlede. “Hy het deur die lug getrek en langs ’n lamppaal geval. Ek het na hom gehardloop en die hele tyd gebid dat die Here hom sal laat lewe,” het Christine verlede week aan Beeld gesê. Volgens Ekurhuleni-metropolisie het die drywer 120km per uur in ‘n 80km per uur sone gery. Volgens Supt.Vusi Mabanga, Ekurhuleni-metropolisie woordvoerder, het Daniel se kollegas op die toneel beweer dat die drywer nie aangedui het of hy van plan was om te stop nie. Die motor het Daniel op die eiland in die middel van die hoofweg gestamp. Die bestuurder (‘n 52-jarige man) het gestop en hulp gebied. Hy is kort na die ongeluk op klag van strafbare manslag in hegtenis geneem. Hy is verlede week op borgtog vrygelaat. Volgens Mabanga moet motoriste besef dat spoed gevaarlik is. Hy herinner die publiek ook daaraan dat hulle verplig is om die metropolisie op die pad te gehoorsaam. Mabanga waarsku dat die metropolisie oorweeg om strenger boetes vir spoed-oorskreiding op die pad te implementeer om soortgelyke ongelukke te vehoed. Daniel sou hierdie jaar sy 27-jaar diens mylpaal by die Ekurhuleni-metropolisie gehaal het. Volgens Christine was haar man ‘n baie passievolle en pligsgetroue man, wat voluit geleef het vir sy werk en die Here: “Hy was ‘n baie goeie man. Hy sou sy medemens altyd voor homself sit en hy sou sy laaste vir iemand anders gee. Niemand sal in sy plek kan staan nie,” het Christine Maandag voor haar man se herdenkingsdiens gesê. Daniel word oorleef deur sy dogters, Charné (21) en Chevonne (17) uit 'n vorige huwelik; en sy drie stiefseuns: Antonio (29), Rhyno (27) en Lucas (20).
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Removing barriers to education Tutudesk: a partnership initiative by the family of the Nobel Prize winner, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and the Amway Corporation, handed over more than 1529 Tutudesks to Rondebult Primary School. This Germiston school became the latest beneficiary of the campaign, which was established with the objective to help underprivileged children realize their right to education in learners and the benefit of doing so without the hindrances often associated with poorly equipped schools. The handover event was attended by representatives from the Amway Corporation, Desmond Tutu’s family and a group from Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee (USA). The guests of honour were no doubt the girls and boys of Rondebult Primary, who sang and participated in numerous activities while they eagerly anticipated the handover. Rondebult’s Headmistress, Mrs Nozuko Khenyana, welcomed the various delegates and gave a brief history of the 130-yearold school, which she joined in 2010. The school has since gone through various upgrades; all geared towards addressing challenges of overcrowding in the classrooms. “Thank you to Amway South Africa for your faith in our school,” said Mrs Khenyana speaking to the Tutudesk partners. “We have challenges, but we are improving and we know that we can do it regardless of the challenges. The desks will alleviate pressure and improve our results. Our learners will be eager to come to school knowing that they don’t have to share a desk.” Speaking at the handover, Amway South Africa’s General Manager; Raj Parshotam said: “The learners are the special ones. When we look at the country ten years from now, it is this group which will be the engine of the economy.” Amway, through its One by One division and the Tutudesk campaign, has to date invested over R2,2 million and distributed over 14 000 lapdesks to schools all over the country in the areas which Amway operates.
A learner from Rondebult Primary School working on his lapdesk.
Every week when I sit back and look at the newspaper that my team and I compiled, I always wonder whether it appeals to the readers as well. Sometimes there are too many stories, events and photos to place in one edition, and we also want to be careful of not placing old news in the newspaper. However, I think that the best way to determine whether we are on track is by asking the readers. If you have a story to tell, then feel free to either contact me, or submit it onto our website as a citizen journalist. tame TIMES is a community newspaper that is passionate about building a relationship with everyone that forms part of the community. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share it with us. At the end of the day, we want to produce news and content that our readers find relevant, intriguing and informative. At the moment we are also looking for a young, ambitious journalist, as well as a copy editor, so if you are interested in the journalism field, please send me your CV. I look forward to your stories: Kind regards, Amy-Mae 083 594 8384 firstname.lastname@example.org
Captains meet CEO of SA State Bank of India of meeting Mr S Venkataraman: Country Head and CEO of the State Bank of India in South Africa. The business breakfast took place at The Classic India Restaurant in Boksburg, which is owned by Manish Gupta, who is also a customer of the State Bank. Business representatives across the East Rand attended this prestigious event. Venkataraman gave an insightful presentation about investment opportunities at the bank, and encouraged Mr S Venkataraman and his team with owner of Classic local businesses to consider India, Manish Gupta, and CEO of Ekurhuleni Captains of a business partnership with the bank. The State Bank, Industry Forum, Chris van Biljon. which started in 1806, funds On Thursday 22 May, members of various projects in South the Ekurhuleni Captains of Industry Africa, especially in the steel manufacturing Forum had the wonderful opportunity sectors, and they are open to collaborating
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Woman dragged under taxi A woman in her 20s was in a critical condition after she was struck by a taxi and dragged beneath it for several meters. She sustained multiple severe suspected fractures in in the collision. She was airlifted from Etwatwa Road in Benoni to Johannesburg East on Friday morning. She was airlifted from the scene to Johannesburg General Hospital for urgent medical treatment. ER24 paramedics also transported two adult patients with moderate injuries to Sunshine Hospital. The collision apparently occurred when the critically
injured woman’s vehicle was hit from behind. As she was calling her insurance company from outside her vehicle, a taxi crashed into her and the two vehicles, in a ‘domino effect’, approximately five other vehicles collided with these vehicles in the heavy misty area. There were approximately ten other patients on the scene that sustained minor to moderate injuries. Provincial Services personnel on the scene transported them to various hospitals.The incident is currently under investigation.
The helicopter preparing to airlift the patient (credit:Glen Orritt)
New development plan raises concern An example of a similar development as that envisaged for the Impala Park property.
Residents in Impala Park were up in arms about reports of a property development plan in Impala Park. According to a memorandum that was sent to council by the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality, the municipality aims rezone the erf on the corner of Beechcraft and Canadair Avenue, Impala Park, at the current owner’s request, into a 16 unit dwelling. The Ekurhuleni Municipality circulated a rezoning application on 7 March 2014 to the City Planning Department, including other departments in Ekurhuleni, in which the municipality proposed the rezoning of the vacant property: “One of the objectives of the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality in terms of spatial structure is to ‘promote the development of compact urban structure which optimize the utilization of all resources’. The proposed development of dwelling units on a large and vacant property that is located in the heart of the residential area of Impala Park, will fully comply with these objectives; optimizing the use of existing resources and infrastructure. The erf is unutilised and dilapidated and as a result contributing to the demise of the area. In conclusion, it is our submission that the application should be supported,” read the proposal motivation. Many residents in Impala Park were surprised and furious to hear about this proposal, as they alleged that they were not notified about this development before the development application went through to council. According to Mark Whitehead, who lives opposite the proposed rezoning property, he never saw a notice anywhere in or around the property- informing the neighbours about this development plan. According to Whitehead, the neighbours should have had a chance to object before the application was submitted. Whitehead’s neighbour, Fraser Harris, also objected to
the proposal: “The process of notifying all neighbouring properties in my opinion was not procedurally correct, as we as residents only became aware of this after the entire process had been approved at council level. A notice was apparently placed on the sidewalk outside this property. I beg to differ as due to the fact that this property is a thorn in my side, I pay particular attention to all that is happening both outside and inside the property and at no time did I see any form of communication regarding a proposed rezoning of this property. If this proposed development was to proceed then any privacy which I currently enjoy to the front of my premises would be severely compromised. The added traffic on Beechcraft Road, which is already under severe pressure, will make commuting to and from work even more strenuous than it
A view of the street running past the property where the other neighbours say their privacy will be compromised.
A view of the property, which is currently vacant.
already is,” Harris said. Whitehead added that the electricity problems in Impala Park this year are also good reason for concern: earlier this year, electricity in Impala Park was off for an entire week, and has only recently been fully restored. According to Whitehead, a huge block of flats in a residential area will result in more strain on the power usage in Impala Park. According to Impala Park Ward Councillor, André du Plessis, he has been informed that the municipality is still planning to advertise the proposal for the development.
Du Plessis explained that, by law, the development proposal must be advertised in two newspapers, as well as on a prominent notice board on the sidewalk of the property; displaying clear instructions of where neighbours can object to and the due date for objections. The municipality has indicated that they are aware of this procedure. Du Plessis asks residents in Impala Park to keep an eye out for this notice, so that they can submit their objections correctly. He assures concerned residents that they will have a say in the matter before it is officially approved.
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Fatal accident in Boksburg
Help find missing persons Annelize Gilbert, a 27-year-old female, went missing on 11 May 2014. She is 1, 6 metres tall, weighs 55-60 kg, with brown eyes, light brown hair (to chin) and is slender. She was last seen wearing denim jeans with white dots and a blouse or shirt. It is believed that she lives at 7 Guava Street in Alrapark and left her home to visit her mother at 50 Gazelle Drive in Alrapark. She left her motherâ€™s place and did not arrive back at her home. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts should contact Nigel Police Station, Sergeant Koekemoer on 011 814 6517 or 076 203 0524 or report to the nearest police station. Lethokuhle Mazibuko, a 30-year-old black female, went missing on 4 May 2014. She has a medium-sized body with dark brown eyes, short black hair and average height. It is alleged that she was last seen on 4 May when she was going with her mother and two aunts to KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). She went missing at Doornfontein Shoprite. She was wearing a white dress with red and black flowers, a grey jacket, and brown shoes; she was carrying a green bag. Mazibuko is mentally handicapped. Anyone with information regarding Mazibukoâ€™s whereabouts should contact Honeydew Police Station on 082 815 3990\ 011 801 8601 \ 072 214 7439.
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Each sector of the Boksburg area is patrolled by dedicated SAPS sector manager. Make sure to which sector you belong and keep the specific contact details with you for in case of emergencies: Sector 1: 071 675 6980/1 Impala Park, Witkoppie Ridge, Park Haven, Atlasville, Bartlett AH (Certain Ext), Bardene (Certain Ext). Sector 2: 071 675 6982/3 Jet Park, Hughes (certain ext), Bartlett AH (certain ext), Bardene (certain ext), Jansen Park. Sector 3: 071 675 6984/5 Ravensky, Ravensklip, Witfield, Hughes ext, Rosedene, Lillianton, Berton Park, ERPM Golf Course, Boksburg West, Comet, Morganridge, Dayanglen. Sector 4: 071 675 6986/7 Everleigh, BeyersPark, Westwood SH, Ravenswood, Anderbolt, Muswelldale, Boksburg North. Please report crime or any suspicious activity to Confidential Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Call 10111 in emergencies and ask for an IR number.
Annelize Gilbert is missing.
Lethokuhle Mazibuko is missing.
Boksburg North SAPS The following arrests were made during the week from 12 May to 19 May 2014: Contravening the Second Hand Goods Act: 3 MITP: 1 Shoplifting: 13 Possession of possible stolen goods: 4 Theft: 2 Possession of illegal substance: 14 Assault GBH: 1 Possession of counterfeit goods: 1 Fraud: 1 Robbery common: 2 Other: 4 Drinking in public: 7 Contravening the Liquor Act: 1 Possession of unlicensed firearm: 1 Theft of copper cables: 2
Boksburg SAPS arrests
The next Boksburg North Community Police Forum (BN CPF) Sector 3 community meeting takes place on 4 June 2014. The BN CPF Sector 3 invites all residents and business owners of Sector 3 to attend this community meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss all concerns raised by community members and to establish a BN CPF Sector 3 CPF management structure.
Boksburg SAPS made the following arrests between 11 and 21 May 2014: Reckless and Negligent driving: 9 Possession of Dagga and illegal substances: 10 Theft: 5 Assault: 6 Fraud: 1 Attempted murder and common robbery: 1 Possession of suspected stolen property: 1
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boundaries of CPF Sector 3 are: Ravensky, Ravensklip, Witfield, Hughes ext, Rosedene, Lillianton, Berton Park, ERPM Golf Course, Boksburg West, Comet, Morgan Ridge and Dayanglen. Date: 04 June 2014 Time: 19h00 Venue: Witfield Primary School; Cnr Main & De Bruin Street Witfield For more information, please contact Ashley Rutherford: Cell: 082 816 6355 Email: email@example.com
House safety tips
Recently a house robbery scene was visited, where suspects lifted the motor gates from the rails. Due to the front door and the safety door being left open, the burglars entered the house. Home owners are urged to please educate their domestic workers in safety around the house. Inform them to lock all the doors, and also not to leave the keys in the doors. Also see to it that you display emergency numbers in the home for your domestic worker and other house occupants to see.
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Emergency police numbers Boksburg SAPS: 112 Commissioner Street, Boksburg 011 841 6800 Boksburg North SAPS: 37 Vierde Street, Boksburg North 011 898 3000 Boksburg Metro Police Station: Tienie Jansen Building, Adderly Street, Boksburg 011 899 4114 Reiger Park SAPS: Cnr Arthur Hobbs Road & Goedehoop Avenue, Reiger Park 011 916 7000
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NOTICEBOARD Boksburg North firearm office
Sjoe mense, laat hierdie ou tannie vandag ‘n snaakse storie met julle deel: ek en Gysie gaan kyk Saterdagoggend hoe ons oulike kleinseun, Chrisjan Junior, rugby speel. Dit was aanvanklik ‘n groot gestry, want ek en Gysie het aangevoer dat disport te gevaarli is, maar sy pa, Chrisjan Senior, voel dat dit rugby in ons bloed is. Nee kyk, na ‘n groot gestryery het Gysie die streep getrek en beslis dat die arme seun self moet besluit. Nouja, die mannetjie se kop lê toe behoorlik pale toe. Ek en Gysie is toe heel op ons senuwees om die ou bulletjie, wat maar in graad nege is, vir die eerste keer te sien speel. Toe ek weer sien, toe kom my dogter, Susan, met ‘n groot groep mamma’s daar aangemars; almal in bloedrooi- die kleur van Chrisjan se span. Hulle slaan toe kampstoele op net agter die lyn en kry gereed om te ondersteun. Mense, ek het my dogter nog nooit so hoor skreeu nie! Ek en Gysie, Chrisjan seker ook, was amper te skaam om te wys dat ons haar ken. Elke mamma daar het van begin tot einde aanhoudend gegil. Susan het die volgende dag nie ‘n stem gehad nie. Hoe-okal dit mag sy, ek was baie bly om te sien hoe trots hierdie klompie ouers op hulle kinders is. Ek kan nie praat nie, want ‘n paar jaar gelede was ek die gillende mamma langs die veld. Tip: Moet nooit te skaam wees om jou kind te ondersteun nie. Hulle voel nou dalk skaam, maar hulle sal die ondersteuning vir altyd koester.
Boksburg Girl Guides Girl Guides Age: 10 to 14 years Time: Monday 17h30 to 19h30 Brownies and Teddies
All applicants who want to renew or apply for a firearm licence, must take note of the following office hours: Normal office hours and hours for new applications will be from 08:00 to 15:00 on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday’s. Wednesday the hours will be from 08:00 to 12:00, from 13:30 to 16:00 no applications will be taken in due to the office being closed for audit of applications. Thursday’s from 08:00 to 15:30 will be collections of all licences and competency certificates. Contact number: 011 898-3034 / 5
Boksburg “aches and pains” party The Boksburg Athletic Club would like to invite you to the Aches and Pains party.
Bill Rowan, Bronze, Vic Clapham. Time: 18:30 till Late. Date: Saturday June 7 2014 Price: R110.00 per person - both runners and non-runners. Cash bar available. Celebrate with a few funny awards; all (The cost includes a light meal) (Included handed out in good spirit. Also enjoy a in the R110.00 is the Hire of the venue, light meal and lots of dancing. Come and the D.J. and all the fun prizes that will be enjoy a fun filled evening whilst listening to handed out by M.C. Bob Harvey). live music, talking about your “aches and pains”, or just listening to those with “aches Place: Razzle@566 on Trichardts Road. We are provisionally catering for and pains” with your fellow club members. 100 people, so please book and pay Prize giving on the evening will include the beforehand as it makes administration in following categories: the office lot easier. (Bank details at the Prediction List Winners Trifecta Winner end of this Newsletter or pay at the office during office hours.) (Please email or fax a Own Prediction Winner copy of the deposit slip to 011 917-4605 or Fun Awards Medal Count - Gold, Wally Hayward, Silver, 086 618 4488).
CPF MEETING Boksburg North (BN) Community Police Forum (CPF) Sector 1 community meeting on 10 June 2014 is an important one. BN CPF Chairperson, Denise Curry, encourages residents and business owners in Sector 1 to attend. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss all concerns raised by community members and to confirm the BN CPF Sector 1 management structure. Suburbs falling within the boundaries of CPF Sector 1 are: - Atlasville - Impala Park - Witkoppie Ridge Clear Water Estate / Lacomo Lifestyle Estate - Bartlett - Bardene - Caro Nome Date: 10 June 2014 Time: 19h00 Venue: Summerfields Primary School Piaggio Street Impala Park For more information, please contact Denise Curry, BN CPF Sector 1 Chairperson on 082 88 99 260, or e-mail to denise.curry@ boksburgnorthcpf.org
Solidariteit Helpende Hand Ouma-en-Oupa projek Solidariteit Helpende Hand se Ouma-en-Oupa projek skop in die volgende paar weke af met ondere andere die Toontoffel-projek asook bederfdae vir bejaardes. Solidariteit vra dat die Boksburg-gemeenskap ook hul breinaalde regkry vir die projek. Helpende Hand se Alberton-tak het reeds hul Toontoffel-pakkies bestel, wat aan bejaardes uitgedeel gaan word om te brei, en dit sal sorg vir lekker warm voete hierdie winter. Die Toontoffel-pakkies bestaan uit wol, breinaalde en ŉ patroon om die toontoffels te brei. Sou enige belangstellendes, jonk en oud, ook graag wil brei en/of wol skenk, kan hulle vir Alida Reed skakel by 082 2283 552. Michelle Burger, nasionale projekorganiseerder van die Ouma-en-Oupa projek sê dat breisessies ook gebruik kan word om tieners of ander jongmense te leer hoe om te brei. “Die jongmense leer dan weer die oumas en oupas om te SMS of iets soortgelyks,” sê sy.
Age: Brownies: 7-10years. Teddies 5 to 7 years Time: 17h30 to 19h30 Place: Boksburg Guide Hall Southvale Road Parkdene Boksburg Contact person: Mandy 071 675 4758
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Ons wil graag vir fotograaf Awie Greyling van 228photography erkenning gee vir die twee rugbyfoto’s wat hy geneem het van Oosterlig se rugbyspelers. Ons het twee van sy uitstekende foto’s verlede week gepubliseer op die agterblad by die berig: “Oosterlig se jong Valke”. • Geneem deur Awie Greyling.
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Elize Grobler, Andrew Bergh, Heila Redpath en borg, mnr. Martin Smuts, saam met Dr. EG Jansen se damespersoneel.
Dr. Heila Redpath vertel die skooldogters meer oor vroulike-kankers. Skooldogters van Dr. EG Jansen het op Woensdag 21 Mei ‘n praatjie in die skoolsaal oor die Menslike Papillomavirus (MPV) bygewoon. Die doel van hierdie praatjie was om die dogters op ‘n vroeë ouderdom reeds bekend te stel aan die aard en
gevolge van kankers wat vroue raak, soos servikale kanker, wat deur MPV veroorsaak word. Me. Elize Grobler en Andrew Bergh (van Toga Laboratoriums) is bygestaan deur dr. Heila Redpath en het die dogters toegespreek oor servikalekanker, borskanker en eierstokkanker. Interessante, sensitiewe en waardevolle brokkies inligting is deurgegee aan die dogters om hulle te leer hoe om hierdie kankers te probeer voorkom, asook hoe om kankersimptome te identifiseer. Volgens Dr. EG Jansen se personeel wat die praatjie gereël het, wou hulle by die dogters tuis bring dat kanker ‘n werklikheid is, wat sodanig hanteer moet word. Voorsorg, soos MPV-inentings en – toetsing en veilige seks, kan lewens red. Danksy goeie aanbieders, was hierdie bewusmakingspoging van kanker by Jansen ‘n groot sukses. Hoërskool Dr. EG Jansen wil graag vir die borge van die damespersoneel se pienk ‘hoodies’ vir die kanker bewusmakingsveldtog dankie sê.
Miss SA finalist, Tshegofatso Monggae pampers little Lethabo, who even gave a royal wave to the other girls. (Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep) .
Preventing common female cancers
Cervical cancer (cancer of the mouth of the womb in females) is a cancer that is most often caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. This wart virus causes the cervical cells to mutate into cancer cells. According to Dr Ivan Campbell, a General Practitioner in Alberton, HPV symptoms only appear when it has developed into advanced cancer; in which case it is often too late to cure. The best way to deal with HPV is to prevent it altogether. This can be done by
getting HPV-injections and pap smears. HPV-injections boost antibodies against the virus, so that the body’s immune system is ready to fight it, should you get infected by HPV. There are three inoculations that are given over a period of time. Girls as young as nine-years-old can receive the inoculation, as it is preferable to get injected before becoming sexually active. The HPVinjection can still decrease a woman’s chances of developing cervical cancer even if she is already sexually active and over the age of 20. However, the injection is much more effective the earlier it is received. One can ask for the injection at pharmacies and medical clinics. Dr Campbell advises women who receive the injections to continue pap smear tests throughout their lifetime, to keep track of your health. The Department of Health and Education have identified the importance of this preventative approach and launched the HPV-
injections campaign in schools this year. Parents who are not yet aware of this must contact their children’s schools to find out when and how it will be implemented. Breast cancer is also one of the most common female cancers. Unlike cervical cancer, breast cancer symptoms are easier to identify and it may not be too late when symptoms are spotted. The best way to ensure that potential breast cancer warning signs are identified early on, is to conduct self-examinations from the age 20 on a regular basis (once a week at least). Consult your local doctor to show you the correct examination procedure and make sure to look out for the following: • Lumps in the breast and lumps below the armpit • Nipple retraction • Uneven breast sizes • Nipple discharge (especially bloody discharge) • Discoloration (in most cases indicating a very advanced cancer). Dr Campbell advises to consult a doctor yearly for a proper check-up. You may have missed warning signs during self-examination, which the doctor can spot. The doctor may also recommend a mammogram or sonar of the breast.
Actress Hlubi Mboya pampers little princess, Lehlogonolo (Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep). Every little girl dreams of being a beauty queen, and on Friday16 May the Reach for a Dream Foundation, in conjunction with Emperors Palace, made this dream come true for 20 very deserving little girls. Reach for a Dream and Emperors Palace selected 20 little girls, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses, and took them out of the hospital environment for a day to enjoy an entire day of pampering. The girls decorated cupcakes and were properly pampered, after which they had the opportunity to parade on a red carpet. Every girl was crowned with a tiara and a sash, which dubbed them ‘Queen for a Day”. The girls also had the opportunity to enjoy the spotlight on a throne alongside Miss South Africa 2014 finalist, Tshegofatso Monggae. Actress Hlubi Mboya and Peermont Corporate Affairs & CSI Executive, Vusi Zwane, paid these brave girls a visit and offered a helping hand with the pampering and decorating. The aim of the event was to make every little girl feel special and beautiful and to ease the burden of their illnesses for a day. The girls concluded their day of sheer royal bliss at the Emperors Palace’s Primavera Restaurant, where they enjoyed a scrumptious meal for lunch.
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Sportbyeenkoms van die jaar Hoërskool Oosterlig het die afgelope naweek hulle Rugby Derbey gehou, waar hulle met hul buurskool, Hoërskool Elspark, en Hoërskool Alberton op die sportvelde afgereken het. Hierdie tuis byeenkoms is een van Oosterlig se grootste byeenkomste van die jaar, aangesien daar altyd sterk kompetisie tussen
Die Eerste Hokkiespan word deur die ondersteuners ingelei op die veld.
‘n Stoet van motorfietse het op die veld parkeer en gebrul terwyl die Eerste Rugbyspan deur die tonnel op die veld gedraf gekom het.
Die tafelplasing buite die saal.
Showing off our wheels
Oosterlig en Elspark is. Die hokkiedogters het ook teen hul kompetisie te staan gekom terwyl die seuns hard aan die tekkel was op die rugbyveld. Alle ouderdomsgroepe, van 0/14 tot eerstes, het op die Saterdag gespeel. Wen of verloor, elke skool het goeie sportmangees getoon en dit was ‘n goeie leerskool vir almal.
Oosterlig se ondersteuners kry gereed om die Eerste Rugbyspan te ondersteun.
Hoërskool Oosterlig het op Saterdag 24 Mei hul moeder-dogter damestee gehou. Elke jaar kom die gr.11 dogters se ma’s bymekaar en hou ‘n damestee om fondse in te samel vir hul matriekafskeid die
volgende jaar. Die tema van hierdie jaar se geleentheid was ‘vlinders’. Elke ma moes haar eie tafel volgens die tema dek en versier.
Een van die ma’s se pragtige tafels.
On Saturday 24 May Benoni High School held a Wheels Day to raise the last amount of funds for the Euro Tour 2014. Anyone with a cool ride was welcome and by the end of the day, the school roof was buzzing from the revving and pumping music. According to Roshni Padaychee, one of the parents who organized the event, the school has had three fundraising events so far, and the Wheels Day was the final one before the learners depart on 30 June
2014. At the second fundraiser, which was a golf day, the school raised R58 000 for the tour. All the visitors who showed off their cars on Saturday had the chance to win various sponsored prizes for different categories, such as best sound system and most impressive engine. Visitors marvelled at the wide display of vehicles at the school, which ranged from a pimped-up Chevrolet Corvet, to a Mercedes AMG A-class, and many more.
28 May 2014
Trends: Colour me winter By: Erika Schwartz
every day wear visit chain stores. Prints retain their popularity in stores and wardrobes of the fashionable, as they have been for the past two years, and will remain sought after (even the perceivable summer floral prints) throughout the Autumn/Winter season. The long trending leopard print has left the scene this year while snakeskin and tiger-prints take the limelight. South Africans have a tendency to shop more along the lines of simple, traditional styles and remain drawn to the “safe” colour chart. This season pastels and softer colour trends have successfully replaced the dull greys, insipid browns and the monotonous black wardrobe that usually make their appearance when the chill sets in. Those in the know predict more of the nudes, creams, coral, and mints A-line coats are a big trend this season. They come garments in the softest tones, but in varied lengths and can be worn in many different this time with a difference. Add a pop ways including as a dress over winter leggings or of colour with accessories to break you can wear a long or short coat with skinny jeans through the flatness. and boots to keep snug and chic on those colder winter days. Must have items this coming season: With Autumn/Winter 2014 arriving in full force, South African fashion trends are featuring and focusing on the iconic 50’s style. To find distinctive items for your closet from chic European styles to local trend setting designers, pop into the smaller boutiques and select your comfy
Coats, dresses, chunky knitted jerseys and scarfs. At work look: Pair these with leggings and sky-high stilettos, for the feminine touch at the work place. Night out: For a romantic dinner wear your warm woolies with knee high boots for a more laid back, comfortable feel.
World Beauty Fitness and Fashion Last year we saw the arrival of the massively anticipated WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion) in South Africa. The WBFF is a diverse lifestyle brand servicing the fitness, beauty, fashion, competitive sport, health and wellness industries. Through event production and mass media the WBFF has successfully introduced a once niche market to a receptive global mainstream audience and is currently the fastest growing fitness and beauty organisation in the world. This year is going to be bigger and better with so many new faces gracing our stage. Athletes will be travelling from far and wide, from all the corners of the globe to be awarded Pro Cards. Come and meet the current Pro Athletes, as well as some guest international stars. We will be showcasing most of the Health & Wellness brands and play host to a few new and exciting product launches. Venue: Priced from: Enquiries: E-mail: Date:
Talk Radio 702’s Katy Katopodis, who was accompanied by her husband, Kosta Kosmas, and Morning Live presenter, Leanne Manas and her husband Marc Menelaou (Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep).
Anna Vissi (Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep).
Greek legend and music superstar, Anna Vissi, rocked Emperors Palace on Saturday 24 May. Vissi performed a one-night-only sell-out performance, which included a few crowd favourites: “Eleni” and “To Poli Poli”, not to mention songs from her latest album- much to the delight of the 1800 fans in attendance. Among her fans were well-known personalities, such as Talk Radio 702’s Katy Katopodis, who was accompanied by her husband, Kosta Kosmas, and Morning Live presenter, Leanne Manas and her husband Marc Menelaou. This Greek diva is one of the world’s most prolific singers, songwriters and composers; she has performed her chart topping melodies and songs at venues ranging from Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies, to the Royal Albert Hall. Vissi boasts a four-decade long career and has recorded 25 Greek albums and one English album. She gained platinum status many times. The show lasted almost two hours, much to the delight of her die-hard fans.
EmperorsPalacetohostKingsandQueensofComedy On 30 and 31 May 2014, Emperors Palace in association with Blu Blood will stage the monarchs of South African comedy under one roof as The Kings and Queens of Comedy national tour comes to an end in a two night performance in Gauteng. The hilarious comedy brand, which is taking over the country one uncontrollable fit of laughter at a time, will showcase the amazing talents of South Africa’s hottest comedy exports and up-andcoming talents. The shows will be hosted by famous comedy doctor and MC, Riaad Moosa who will be joined by Paul Chowdhry (UK), Prince Abdi (UK), Trevor Gumbi, Mark Banks, Stuart Taylor, Chester Missing, Jason Goliath, Donovan Goliath, Tracey Lee Oliver and Celeste Ntuli with a special appearance from the UK’s Ava Trevor Gumbi. Vidal. computicket.com. The show will take place at the No under 18’s will be permitted. For an Centre Court and will start at 20h00. extended visit, purchase a Dinner and Tickets start from R180 per person and Show package from as little as R330 per can be booked through the Emperors person. For menus, bookings and more Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213 information contact 011 928 1297/1213. or on www.emperorspalace.com or www.
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28 May 2014
Understanding the power of the POPI Act * Supplied by Denisha Pather The marketing space is evolving at a rapid pace, with a clear shift in mindsets as well as a distinct level of governance in the way marketing is practiced. The South African National Government published the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) in the Government Gazette on 26 November 2013. Kirstin Harris, Marketing Fanatics Digital Specialist, recently delivered an informative presentation at the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative, covering the important aspects of the POPI Act and the significant impact it bears on individuals and businesses from a marketing perspective. According to Harris, the aim of the Act is to determine how information is collected and processed, and to establish an informational regulator to regulate the collection of the information, the flow of information across South African borders and to give rights to South Africans receiving unsolicited communication. Consumer intelligence and buying power is changing the way in which companies market their products and services; the POPI Act now places businesses under legal obligation to take responsibility for collecting, processing and using, storing and sharing customer information. As per the South Africa legal system failure to comply with the POPI Act will result in legal ramifications. Kirstin
adds “the penalties for failing to comply is a possible 10 year jail term or a 10 million rand fine”. Harris further elaborated on practical everyday examples in which we divulge our information without ensuring we ask the correct questions: “With reference to opening bank accounts we provide a vast amount of information, yet we neglect to understand how this information will be stored and used in the future. The POPI Act now gives individuals the right to ask businesses and service providers how will our information be used?” Ideally compared to basic rights enjoyed by all South Africans, the POPI Act is applicable to any person or business: “if you receive or give any personal information to another party then POPI applies to you,” Harris explained. With the number of laws and acts being passed, the relevance to individuals and businesses is often lost in the legal noise. It is important to understand the bearing this law has on individuals, as it will highlight the implications of having your personal information exploited; identity theft being one of the risks. According to Kirstin “the POPI Act is fast changing the way responsible marketing agencies conduct their daily business and creating great opportunities to engage in meaningful marketing activities”.
Harris listed 8 information protection principles for compliance: 1. Accountability – Companies are now accountable for overseeing their compliance. 2. Processing limitation – consent and purpose. This simply means processing of information or sharing of information has to be done under explicit consent from the individual in question. Information collected should be in relation to the purpose. 3. Purpose specification – Individuals should be fully aware of what their information will be used for. 4. Further processing limitation – This principle further highlights the legal obligation businesses have to use the personal information for specific and legitimate purposes. 5. Information quality – Organisations are required to ensure that personal information that they process is complete accurate, not misleading and updated were necessary. 6. Openness – Individuals must be informed of what information is being held by specific entities 7. Security Safeguards – Organisations are required to ensure that all personal information is kept secure and should any information be compromised affected persons should be notified immediately. 8. Data subject participation – what you say goes. After having handed information over
to a business you are able to request any changes or deletion.
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28 May 2014
28 May 2014
Oosterlig deel pak uit
Hoërskool Oosterlig en Hoërskool Elspark skrum. Hoërskool Oosterlig se toeskouers was in rep en roer op Saterdag 24 Mei toe die 0/15 rugbyspan teen Hoërskool Elspark op die veld te staan gekom het. Oosterlig het die wedstryd loshande gewen met ‘n eindtelling van 49-0. Oosterlig se 0/15 spannetjie het verlede jaar hul reputasie as sterk mededingers onder die skole gekry toe hulle die Medium Skole Beeldtrofee gewen het, en met Saterdag se wedstryd teen buurskool Elspark het hulle die toeskouers nog verder beïndruk. Oosterlig se rugbymanne het onophoudelik aangeval, terwyl Elspark hard aan die verdedig was. Nadat die eerste drie gedruk is, het Oosterlig net die nodige hupstoot gekry om daarna nog ‘n hele paar ferm drieë in te ryg. Die span se afrigter, Bryan Bradford, is baie
trots op sy span: “Dit was ‘n goeie game, maar ek gee die krediet aan die seuns wat die harde werk gedoen het die week en dis hoekom die resultate saam met ons werk. Omdat dit ‘n local derbey was, twee buurskole het teen mekaar gespeel, het hulle mekaar fisies aangevat. Soos wat die tyd verloop het, het die druk teveel geword en toe het dit goed gegaan. Daar gaan groot teenstadners wees; ons volgende teenstanders volgende week is Hugenote en hulle het nou die Groot Skole Beeldtrofee verloor verlede jaar. So dit gaan ‘n tawwe game wees,” het Bradford na die wedstryd gesê. Bradforf sê dat hierdie wedstryd ter voorbereiding was vir die groot wedstryd teen Hugenote hierdie week. Dit sal die eerste keer wees dat Oosterlig en Hugenote teen mekaar speel.
WINNERS: Front: Gisinda (mini winner) and Karen Nel (ladies winner). Back: Walter Dellerba (Vet winner); Andre du Toit (doubles winner); Pottie Potgieter (biggest fish); Jaco (Raffle); Heinrich Herbst (Jnr winner); Willie Loots (Jackpot); Jurrie Nel (Snr and overall winner); Duncan van Riel (pool pot).
VETERAN: One of the Veterans with his barber of over 8kg.
Visarend Angling Club hosted their May competition at Jackie Leonard, Vaal Dam. The winners were:
Special prize and Pool pot: Duncan van Riel Jackpot: Willie Loots Overall winner: Jurrie Nel
Senior winner: Jurrie Nel; second - Rowan Coetzer; third - Warren Cheek. Ladies winner: Karen Nel; second - Adri du Toit; third - Madelein Cordier. Veterans winner: Walter Dellerba; second Hans Engelbrecht; third - Willem Uys. Junior winner: Heinrich Herbst Minnie winner: Gisinda; second - Jordan Do o Faustino.
Bonus Barbers were caught by: Pottie Potgieter - over 13kg Rowan Coetzer - over 12kg Walter Dellerba - over 8kg The June competition will be held at Slaughters on 7 and 8 June. Visitors are welcome, for more information contact Jurrie Nel, 0767125662.
Jansen klop Kempsies in Valke-liga
Dr. EG Jansen se Delano Kotze speel voluit. Dr. EG Jansen se Eerste Rugbyspan het op Saterdag 17 Mei die eerste tree gegee om die Valke- en Beeldtrofeë suksesvol te verdedig. Jansen het teen Hoërskool Kempton Park op Kempies se veld te staan gekom en hul mededingers 33-27 geklop. Jansen het teen halftyd met 19-12 voorgeloop. Met die telling wat die heeltyd wipplank gery het, was dit moeilik om 'n wenner te voorspel. Kempies se heelagter Marnus Gruber het drie minute voor die einde oorgeduik vir die moontlike wendrie. EG Jansen se geduld is weereens in 'n druk situasie getoets. Jansies se kalmte en veggees
in die laaste minute van die wedstryd het veroorsaak dat die wendrie gedruk is, nadat die amptelike tyd verstreke is. Met die eindtelling 33 teen 27 in Jansies se guns het EG Jansen Kempies vir die tweede keer vanjaar op hulle tuisveld geklop. In die vorige ontmoeting het Jansen die Kempies met ‘n eindtelling van 39-0 gewen. Puntemakers: EG Jansen - Delano Kotze (2 drieë en 4 vervyfskoppe); Xander Crause (1 drie); Edwin Jansen (1drie) en Juan Botha (1 drie). Kempton Park - Juanrè Van Der Walt (1 drie); Christopher Schimper (2 drieë) en Marnus Gruber (1 drie; 1 strafskop en 2 doelskoppe).
28 May 2014
Ready for Comrades 2014 On Sunday 26 May, the Boksburg Athletic Club athletes were hard at work preparing for Comrades 2014, which starts in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 1 June, and ends in Durban. The group of runners gathered at the club from as early as 06:15 to embark on the Chairman’s Run of approximately 10km. This was the club’s last run together before Comrades. Afterwards the runners enjoyed a breakfast and prize-giving to motivate each other for the big day. “Our club is one of the biggest clubs in the East Rand going to Comrades. The week before Comrades we always do a little run, where the chairman leads the run, just for the runners to run that last bit of time together. It’s very chilled; a walk-run to keep the group together. We also give our Comrades runners a little good luck gift. And that’s the purpose of today, just to build that comradeship that you find on Comrades routes,” said Sheree Rogers, Boksburg Athletic Club Chairman. According to Rogers, most of the runners aim to break personal records, but there are a few runners going for silver medals, and one of their runners is completing his 20th Comrades run this year. One of the club’s best runners, Karel Burger, has won seven silver medals and runs his 8th run on Sunday. He has trained 2500km since January and believes that the Chairman’s Run is good motivation: “It gets your head in the right place,” he said. Rogers would like to wish all the runners best of luck for Sunday.
Boksburg Athletic Club Comrades runners.