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Alberton

FRESH APPROACH TO LOCAL NEWS

Volume 05, 14 December 2014, Week 03

Delivered every Tuesday

Residents seek answers and restoration

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Ndu Ngwenya

ndu@tametimes.co.za

Thief caught in the act With the walls collapsing, access to our homes became easy; several houses were repeatedly broken into. Residents of Agapanthus Street in Brackenhurst have over the past three years been struggling with unfinished servitude maintenance works, which started in the veld behind their houses about four years ago. After several attempts to gain assistance from municipal entities, residents were told that the municipality couldn’t assist due to the reason that the works were done by the Rand Water Board. tame TIMES was contacted by a desperate resident who felt that they had exhausted all possible avenues in the pursuit of finding finality to the matter and the restoration of their living space. “Before the works began we used the park behind our homes as a place to hold residential monthly recreational meetings,” said Jacques Le Roux, who lives in front of the exposed pipes and deep trenches of the abandoned works. According to Le Roux the situation escalated a couple years back after a heavy rainy

season which saw several back perimeter walls collapsed. As a result residents began their pursuit for some answers, efforts which included the signing of a petition which Le Roux states was ignored. “With the walls collapsing, access to our homes became easy; several houses were repeatedly broken into,” Le Roux added. Walking down the length of the works behind the houses, Le Roux showed tame TIMES an extreme case where half of a resident’s parameter wall lay in one of the trenches. This specific home owner built a secondary wall on the inside of the previous, now ruined wall to prevent intruders gaining access to his premises. The wall on the outside continued to slowly give in and about four months ago, according to Le Roux, the wall brought down Telkom lines leaving some residents without Telkom services. “I called Telkom, frustrated, only to learn that they too could do nothing to restore my service, as they could not safely reach their

PIPING PROBLEM: Pipes in the veld behind Agapanthus Streer exposed in uncovered trenches.

poles,” Le Roux continued. Le Roux further explained that their communications with Rand Water only resulted in promises and excuses, one of which was that the problem was caused by a dispute with a service provider (Pipe Jack). tame TIMES got hold of the water board and were promised some form of answer within 24 hours. On Thursday 9 January, we were referred to a more senior office than that which the residents of Agapanthus Street were communicating with. At time of print tame TIMES was still in communication with Rand Water and will be publishing their reply as soon as possible.

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Your health checklist for 2014

A note from the Editor Growing up I was told that I belonged to a generation of people who would have to reinvent themselves at least three times in terms of careers. I write this as someone who has lived the ‘at-least’ in the space of two years and I By Ndu Ngwenya find myself both frightened and excited, I mean how many more lives do I have left? Before I joined tame TIMES, I worked as a promoter for a band that got signed by a recording company, who then took over all of my former duties. I joined tame TIMES in July of 2012 as

a freelance graphic designer; I became permanent in February of 2013. Exactly 12 months after initially joining the newspaper, July 2013, I moved to the editorial side of the paper, firstly as a sports journalist. Today, another six months later, I’m writing my first editor’s note. I mention this not as a boast but for two other reasons: firstly I’m tracing my development to introduce myself to the community I’ve lived in since 1996. Secondly I mention this to emphasise, especially to the recent school leavers, that anything is possible. I’m a true product of those who came before me, my parents (Bafana and Nhlanhlazonke Ngwenya), my friend and former editor of tame TIMES, Monica Supra and many more individuals who have played a role in shaping me. I believe I’m adequately equipped to serve the community of Alberton and I hereby pledge to do so in the best way I know how.

Giveaway of R1.6 million in cash and cars at Gold Reef Kick off 2014 with Gold Reef City at their first major casino promotion of the year, running between 6 January and 29 March, and stand a chance to win over R1.6 million in cars, cash and bonus jackpots. This thrilling promotion includes midweek bonus jackpots, weekend bonus jackpots and a Money Shower. During the midweek bonus jackpots, which takes place every Wednesday, winners will be randomly selected during two sessions per day. There is a total of R50 000 in cash prizes and the first session runs from 19:00 - 20:00 and the second session will take place from 21:00 - 22:00. Weekend bonus jackpots take place on midmonth and month-end Saturdays. There are also two sessions per day with the first session running from 19:00 - 20:00 and the second session from 21:00 - 22:00. A total of R80 000 in cash per day is up for grabs. The final prize in the second session on month-end Saturday is a VW Polo Vivo, one of three cars that will be given away over the period. Finally, on Tuesdays, from 15:00, winners

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are randomly selected and escorted to a Money Shower where they will then have 90 seconds to grab as much of the R20 000 that will shower down on them as they can – what they catch, they will keep. To be eligible to win, Gold Reef City Club cardholders simply need to play with their card on any slots or tables game on either the main casino floor or in Barney’s Smoking Casino. No winning combination is needed to stand a chance to win! Cards are obtainable from the Customer Service Desk upon presentation of an ID or driver’s license and it is free.

Drink plenty of water. This will help avoid dehydration and will flush out toxins in the body.

Breast health Physical breast exam by a doctor to pick up any lesions. Mammogram - for women 40 years and above, as part of annual breast cancer screening. Cervical cancer Pap smear - cervical screening to be done annually HPV - vaccination for human papilloma virus that leads to cervical cancer in teenage children from age 12. This is available for boys and girls. Prostate cancer Rectal digital examination by a doctor annually to pick up any abnormal changes of the prostate PSA - blood test specific for prostate cancer screening in males from 40 years of age Metabolic and heart disease Lipogram - blood test to measure the total amount of cholesterol circulating in the blood, starting at age 20 Blood pressure - an indicator of heart disease. It can be checked from age 18 and often if any of the results are abnormal you will check it regularly. Fasting plasma glucose - an indicator of diabetes risk. It can be done from 40 years of age or younger if overweight. HIV test - This should include pre- and post test counselling. Everyone who is sexually active must know their HIV status. Influenza vaccination - provides protection against common influenza strains. It is ideal for everyone, most especially young children, the elderly, HIV positive individuals, and diabetics.

Steps to live a healthy life Eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day. If you need to lose weight, track what you eat with a food diary. Weigh yourself weekly and consult a doctor before partaking in any diets. Take a multivitamin each day. Wash your hands regularly. Don’t smoke or use tobacco. Ask your doctor about products or programs that can help you quit. Drink alcohol only in moderation. That works out to no more than one drink a day for women and two for men. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Take a brisk 10 minute walk, three times a day. Aim for a total of 150 minutes per week. Drink plenty of water. This will help avoid dehydration and will flush out toxins in the body. Take a break and de-stress. Ask your doctor questions so that you can make the best decision about your life. * Supplied by Dr TP Mofokeng, AQH Medical Centre, 189 Columbine Ave, Mondeor, 011 941 4153.

Distribution: Alberton: 35 000 JHB South: 24 500 Bedfordview & Germiston South: 12 000 Kathorus: 55 000 Delivery on Tuesday to all households and businesses in Alberton, Germiston South, JHB South and Bedfordview. Published by Tame Communications Corner Michelle Avenue and 37 Sangiro Close, Randhart. PO Box 17699, Randhart, 1457. Tel: 011 862 8500, Fax: 011 869 7335 Editor: Ndu Ngwenya ndu@tametimes.co.za Sub-editor: Eddie Kok eddie@tametimes.co.za

Journalist: Amy-Mae Campbell amymae.campbell@tametimes.co.za Patrick Monyobo patrick@tametimes.co.za Production Manager: Stephen Davey stephen@tametimes.co.za Advertising Executives: Loreen Fletcher 074 581 9327 loreen@tametimes.co.za Shane Stander 071 671 7264 shane@tametimes.co.za Mike Muller: 083 463 9107 mike@tametimes.co.za

Classified Manager: Tessa Arthur 011 862 8500 tessa@tametimes.co.za Distribution queries: Shane Du Plessis 011 862 8500 Next issue: Tuesday 21 January 2014 Deadline: Thursday 16 January 2014 at 14:00

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Missing girl found in Rus in vrede alleged drug house Dominee Robert Ndu Ngwenya

ndu@tametimes.co.za

“Geloof, hoop en liefde... en van dié drie is Liefde die grootste.”

Dominee Robert de Klerk Rotteveel van die NG Gemeente Brackendal is Woensdagoggend, 8 Januarie, op 55-jaar, by sy huis oorlede. Hy het aan beenmurgkanker gely wat sy hart aangetas het. Volgens vriende in die gemeente het hy selfs vanuit sy hospitaalbed nog uitgereik na ander. Hy laat sy vrou (Marlia) en sy seun (Dawie) agter. Die Brackendal gemeente en almal wie se harte en lewens hy al aangeraak het, gaan hom baie mis. Ds Robert was vir 26-jaar-lank al deel van die Brackendal gemeente. Hy was vir talle mense in die gemeenskap nie net ‘n geestelike leier nie, maar ook ‘n persoonlike huisvriend. Hy word beskryf as ‘n een-toteen mens, omdat hy so opreg belang gestel het in sy medemens. “Hy het eenvoudig oor die vermoë beskik om jou menswees aan te raak, om sy omgee so ver te strek dat dit elkeen in jou uitgebreide familie intrek,” skryf ‘n goeie vriendin en gemeentelid. “Ons het ‘n vriend wat een uit ‘n miljoen was verloor. Maar wat ‘n wonderlike voorreg om hom as vriend te kon hê. Ons eer sy nagedagtenis.”

A 20-year-old girl who had recently moved to Alberton, Brackendowns from Margate disappeared on 18 December after being seen in Benoni for the last time by her now ex-boyfriend. The girl’s worried grandmother called on Alberton CPF to help her search for her granddaughter. The girl was found alive on 7 January by Benoni CPF and SAPS. They had contacted the boyfriend, after the girl’s mother managed to contact her, to show them the house where he claimed to have last seen her. According to Benoni CPF the boyfriend was in Johannesburg CBD when he was asked to assist in the search. After showing the search parties the house, which was located in the Western Extension in Benoni, concerns rose as Western Extension is an area predominantly inhabited by foreigners and is a well-known drug hot spot. The search parties approached the house and the girl was seen standing freely on the front lawn. The Benoni CPF reported that they raided the home, rescued the girl and brought her into protective custody. The victim had been allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend, however the boyfriend claims it was the alleged kidnappers who assaulted

Hy word ook beskryf as “opreg”en “ferm” en as iemand wat mal daaroor was om jou siel uit te trek, maar bo alles staan sy onvoorwaardelike liefde vir sy gesin die meeste uit. Eerlikheid, opregtheid en regverdigheid is kwaliteite wat algemeen met Ds Robert assosieer word, en volgens lede van die gemeente het hy dit wat hy gepreek het voluit geleef. Ds Robert sal ook onthou word vir sy pittige sin vir humor en sy liefde vir die wildtuin, fotografie en die natuur. Hy was lief vir spinnekoppe, slange, skerpioene, voëls en allerhande goggas, en sy kennis van hierdie diere was indrukwekkend. Voordat hy in November laas jaar kritiek siek begin word het, was hy nog besig om ‘n Doktorsgraad in Semitiese tale te voltooi. Al was daar volgens sy vriende nog baie wat hy sou wou verrig en mense wie hy nog sou wou aanraak, het hy passievol, voluit en doelgerig geleef. Ds Robert se voetspore sal vir ewig ingebed bly in die harte van almal wie se paaie al met syne gekruis het. Ds Robert was diep aangeraak deur al die ondersteuning wat hy ontvang het toe hy siek was, en sy gemeente het vir hom baie beteken. Hy het in sy bedankings op Facebook in November laas jaar die Brackendal gemeente beskryf as ‘n omgeegemeente. Ds Robert het in Meimaand laas jaar die volgende woorde op sy Facebook-muur geskryf en dié woorde is in retrospek ook veelseggend van sy nalatenis: “Geloof, hoop en liefde... en van dié drie is Liefde die grootste.” -Rus in vrede Dominee Robert-

her. According to the victim she was left at the house by her boyfriend and was being held there, but the occupants of the house claimed that she could leave whenever she wanted to. The search parties say there is too much speculation surrounding the incident and they believe there were drugs involved. They assume the victim and her boyfriend went to the house for drugs, stayed there and ran up a bill which the boyfriend promised to pay upon his return; leaving her behind as collateral, and never returned. The missing girl’s grandmother said she felt so relieved and eternally grateful to Missing Children SA, Pink Ladies, Alberton CPF, Benoni CPF and SAPS for all their hard work. The grandmother also said she is concerned about her granddaughter, whom she feels got involved in the wrong crowd. Drugs were found in the Benoni house and, according to Benoni CPF, they will be focussing heavily on the Western Extension this year with the aim of catching more perpetrators. Well done to all parties, thank you for returning a missing child to our community and for keeping us all safe.

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A day to remember

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Thousands of litres of fresh water goes to waste Patrick Monyobo patrick@tametimes.co.za

WORKING TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN: Mr Gary Norton (Marist Brothers High School Principal), Mr Fernando Correia, Mrs Dina Correia (organiser of the Reflections Art Exhibition) and Rene Parker (representative from Lerato Educational Centre). On 3 December 2013, Marist Brothers Linmeyer opened their doors and hearts to the children of the Lerato Educational Centre (LEC). The High School’s entrepreneurs raised funds on their Open Day in order to host a fun day for LEC’s children. The children were spoilt with everything a child dreams of: jumping castles, Father Christmas, clowns, fairies, sweets, candy floss and popcorn. The children had lots to do and were running from one activity to the

next; making necklaces and enjoying the slip and slides and water games. Laughter and happy faces made it a day that both staff and the children will never forget. During the morning, Dina Correia, on behalf of ‘Reflections’ Art Exhibition, also handed over a cheque to LEC. “A very big thank you to our artists, Fired Earth Ceramics and the High School staff at Marist Brothers Linmeyer for making a difference in the lives of the children at LEC,” Correia said.

Genpek in Alrode put a call through to tame TIMES with a complaint about water running onto their premises. On tame TIMES’ arrival at the Genpak offices at 17 Potgieter Road, Eleze Roeloffze showed how thousands of litres of clean water goes to waste. According to Roeloffze they have been reporting this problem since December last year, but all the municipality does is keep promising them that the problem will be attended to. Roeloffze explained that the water comes from a leaking pipe next to the wall of Genpek’s premises. She further stressed that the water on their premises doesn’t make it

easy for employees and clients to access the building and that it’s very embarrassing. tame TIMES went to the municipal offices with Reinhardt Venter from Genpek. We were referred to and given the office number of a specific gentleman who was not at office at the time. At the time of going to print no one at the office has responded and the office line given still rang unanswered. Genpek pleads with relevant authorities to give some attention to their query and resolve this problem, as they have waited far beyond what can be considered as a reasonable time.

Christmas day food hampers Every year CMR Alberton hand out food hampers to needy families in greater Alberton. Last year was no exception and despite desperate times, we received donations to once again make it possible. Packing these parcels is a mammoth task. God not only provided the food but also volunteers to assist in packing the food in neat parcels. It is times like this that you must stand back and appreciate the work that God does in our lives every day. CMR Alberton would like to thank every donor and volunteer in 2013 and wish all the best to each and every one for 2014. May this be a blessed year.

For more information contact Ankia Jooste: 011 907 2922 www.cmralberton.org.za www.committedtocare.co.za

WATER WASTAGE: Water lining the parking lot has now started to grow dangerously slippery and hazardous algae.

Save a life: become a committed blood donor To become a safe blood donor you must:

Be between the ages of 16 and 65, Weigh 50kg or more, Eat a meal prior to donating blood, Lead a sexually safe lifestyle, Consider your blood safe for transfusion to a patient. Do not give blood if your lifestyle is risky. This would include:

If you’ve had more than one sexual partner in the past six months. If you’ve had sexual contact with someone whose sexual background is unknown to you. If you have contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD’s) such as HIV or syphilis, that can be passed on to a patient through your blood. If you have ever injected yourself with drugs If you just want to give blood in order to get an AIDS test. The blood donation process:

Complete a self-exclusion questionnaire to assess your health status. Your blood pressure, pulse and HB levels will be checked to further ensure that you are healthy enough to donate blood. Once all the pre-checks are done, you will be able to donate. All material used in the donation process is new and all needles are disposed of once

they are used. Approximately 480ml is taken at each donation. You will be served juice and biscuits, this is to assist your body to replace fluids. This whole process takes about 30 minutes. What are the main blood groups?

The two most important blood group systems are the ABO system and the Rhesus (Rh) system. Within the ABO system, people can be one of four types: A, B, AB, O. Within the Rh system, people can be either Rh positive or Rh negative. Each system is inherited independently, therefore there are eight main groups. Group O is known as the universal blood type. It can be given to patients of any blood group. It is therefore the most valued blood group. A single unit of blood may help as many as three patients. Blood is as perishable as it is precious Less than 1% of South Africans are active blood donors. A unit of blood only lasts 42 days after donation, and for this reason it is important for blood donors to donate regularly. Donors can give blood as often as every eight weeks. The lives of all patients in need of blood and blood components depend on the generosity of our donors.

tame TIMES supports the SANBS. Visit www.sanbs.org.za for more information on blood donation.


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Fireworks frustration Quintin Roos Writes

Bryan Adams back to SA

We are past the idiotic season - we call it this because it is the first time in 7 years that certain people in New Redruth have decided that they can break the law by using fireworks in a residential area. At 11:45 the residents, we add that they are not owners but tenants, of Camelford Street, New Redruth decided it is their democratic right to use big bomber fireworks. Well this carried on until 0:45, by which time our animals were traumatised, not to mention that our granddaughter was awake and as traumatised.  We further had to hear the shouting of a juvenile that it is “Happy-Happy”. We rang the doorbell to ask them to please quiet down, but there was no answer as the noise they were making was too loud for them to hear the doorbell. Our neighbour who has a dog and a child

of 3 was experiencing the same problem. Further down Camelford the dogs were so traumatised that they tried to bite through a security door and now we have vet bills to repair the dog’s gums. The SAPS did not even answer the phone at the station. Well, at 01.00 we were still entertained with “Happy-Happy”. Eventual after us shouting, asking them to stop, we got some reaction, but we still had to get back to some form of normality with the animals and children. What right do people have to act like this in a civilised country? We need to target the suppliers of fireworks and boycott their shops. We need to name and shame these shop owners and residents that abuse our right to a quiet and peaceful residential area.

My Headvoice:

By Nieto Hernandez

Excellence is never an accident Multiple award-winning Bryan Adams is no stranger to our shores, having played to South African audiences many times before. This time he returns to the Big Top Arena at Carnival City on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January with his Bare Bones Unplugged World Tour, following his incredibly successful acoustic CD, Bare Bones. As with all Bryan Adams’ performances, audiences can expect to get totally immersed in the performance, as they reminisce and sing their hearts out to his greatest hits, including all-time favourites such as Cuts Like a Knife, Summer of 69 and Everything I Do for You.

As the year begins one is inspired to tap into the general aspiration of the entire human race, personal success and excellence. Standing at the back of a long bank queue, I had a thought that basically paralleled the situation I found myself in with where I and 7 billion+ humans want to be - at the front of life’s queue. After a short consideration, I came to the obvious conclusion that if I want 2014 to be the year for me, I’d need

DATE:Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 January TIME: 20:00 VENUE: Big Top Arena, Carnival City TICKETS: From R365 to R690 via Computicket

Alberton SPCA sends a huge thank you to Santa Clause for Paws who visited recently and donated food, toys and blankets – the amount was overwhelming. In addition we received a generous cash donation from Marius Bezuidenhout and Yvettearts, an artist and her friends who also donated a huge amount of dog and cat food. These kind gifts enable us to continue our mission, which is preventing cruelty to all animals. We receive no government funding and therefore rely on the goodwill of the community. Over the festive season the stands at Bracken City and Alberton City were very popular. Thank you to everyone who donated to us. A lot of animals sadly spend Christmas at the SPCA, but we gave them a Christmas lunch. The cats were served grilled chicken or tuna followed by plain probiotic yogurt for dessert, and the dog’s lunch consisted of chicken, chicken livers, veggies and rice, with a ‘chocolate’ dog biscuit for dessert. The cost was R60 per meal per animal. We would like to thank everyone who made these lunches possible through their donations, a special thanks to the Reading Tree Book Club for their donation of R900 and Linda Downie’s R520 donation. We are selling our CD desk calendar at a bargain price of R40 plus cards, candles, gift bags, jewellery, dog and cat collars, leads and much more, so please come and take a look and buy. We appreciate any donations and if you would like to donate, you can do so via depositing directly into our account: SPCA Alberton Cheque Account

Bracken Blommeklub Bracken Blommeklub vergader op Woensdag 15 Januarie.

Tyd: 09:30 Plek: NG Kerk Brackenhurst, op die H/v Hennie Alberts en Lever Str, Brackenhurst Blomme demonstrateur: Griet de Bruyn Tema: Dag en nag Besoekers en belangstellendes welkom Kontak: Corrie Raubenheimer op 011 869 2206 Free tax workshops

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. Small Business Corporation: 16 January 2014; 09:00 – 11:00 Provisional Tax: 23 January; 2014 09:00 – 11:00 Income Tax Intermediate: 30 January 2014; 09:00 – 11:00 Kruisfiks in Christus

Semminaar oor fisiese fiksheid as model vir geestelike groei. Waar: Kainos Gemeente, 5de Laan 55, Alberton Noord. Wanneer: 27 Jan tot 1 Feb Tyd: 19:00 Inligting: 072 624 7331

to get in line today. I’d need to get my plans and checklists in place today, because June will be too late and, in concurrence with Aristotle’s quote above, without a proper road-map I and we will always see excellence (in others), but never be it. I am Nieto Hernandez and this is my head voice. Let’s chat, nothing has changed, voice@tametimes.co.za or tweet me @NietoVoice

SPCA thanks community First National Bank (FNB): Bracken City Account No: 623 5808 8394 Branch Code: 252 242. Please mark your deposit ‘Dog or Cat meal’ and e-mail albertonspca@yahoo.co.za with confirmation. Alternatively visit us and donate at the SPCA in Lincoln Road. We still need carpets for our kennels. If you have any carpets that are in reasonable condition, please let us know. We do not accept under felt as the dogs just chew through it. Please remember a pet is for life, don’t buy puppies or kittens as gifts. Adopt, don’t shop!

Heigen hert kindjie, so staan ons weer aan die begin van ‘n nuwe jaar! Met die Kersseisoen net so agter die rug is dit weer tyd om skouer aan die wiel te sit en die bul by die horings te pak. Volgens konvensie is dit seker van pas dat ek en Gysie ‘n paar nuwejaarsvoorneme stel. My mond kwyl nou nog van die heerlike vrugtekoek en pampoentert waaraan ek hopeloos te lekker gesmul het gedurende Kerstyd. Voor ek al my rokke se nate moet verstel, dink ek ‘n streng dieet is in orde. So sidder ek ook aan die idee van nog ‘n verjaarsdag, vir jare nou beteken dit net oudword. Die plooitjies op my gesig lyk al hoe meer na die strate op ‘n padkaart. Nee kyk, die ouderdom is nou maar iets wat niemand kan ontduik nie. Ou Gysie vlei my darem nog partymaal en sê dat ek soos ‘n goeie beleë wyn oud word. As ek gedurende my nostalgiese oomblikke die foto-albums oopvlap en my fietslyfie gedurende die Sewentigerjare so bespied, dan kry ek meer as genoeg motivering om die stapklubs en slaaie aan te durf. Gysie ontwikkel ook ‘n lekker boepie, maar hy is ‘n behoorlike karnivoor en oor slaaie het hy net een ding te sê: “Ek is nie ‘n bok nie.” Gysie is van die mening dat as mens nie nuwejaarsvoorneme stel nie, dat jy nie teleurgesteld later in die jaar sal wees nie. Ek het al met talle nuwejaarsvoorneme so halfpad kop uit getrek, maar ek gaan vir oulaas die bekende verloor-gewig-en-leefgesond mylpaal aanpak. Tip: Gebruik nuwejaarsvoorneme om jou te motiveer, maar moet nie doelwitte stel wat bykans onmoontlik is om te bereik nie.

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Personality traits

Did you know that your personality type makes you more or less compatible for a specific job? Some people are by nature more innovative whilst other people embrace the structures that were put in place by previous generations. For some people due dates and a well organised and structured environment with clear guidelines are the only way they can be optimally productive and happy, whilst for others that would be a nightmare environment to try and work in. For these reasons career counsellors use personality trait analyses when consulting with a client in advising them on career choices (teens through to adults). Specific personality traits could also enhance and strengthen an existing team of professionals already at work. By analysing the members of the teams’ personality traits, individual strengths can be identified and utilised to the benefit of the team. Team cohesion can also be better facilitated improving production and job satisfaction. For more information on personality trait analyses for personal or professional use, please contact Jahwe Rapha Counselling Centre on 082 495 8401.


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Top achievement for top student Tamsyn-Lee Donnelly of Randhart Alberton, attending Reddam house in Bedfordview, achieved top honours when she wrote the matric IEB examination in 2013 earning a place on the IEB outstanding list as well as receiving 9 distinctions. Tamsyn-Lee was a top achiever throughout her schooling career, and was elected head girl in primary and high school as well as being dux scholar in matric. Not only is Tamsyn-Lee an exceptional student, she has also received many honours in sport, gaining recognition in netball, swimming, water polo, touch rugby, dance and soccer as well as a top achiever on the cultural side. Tamsyn-Lee has been accepted by wits medical school where she will continue to pursue her dreams of becoming a surgeon. Congratulations to her and wishing her continuous success.

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A grand entrance Over New Year there were three babies born at the Clinton Hospital in Alberton. Among them were Moleboheng Phantsi and Mpilenhle Masina. Mr Phantsi said that it felt like a real new chapter in his life by having his first child at the turn of the New Year. “It was just a moment.

Moleboheng Phantsi was born on 1 January 2014 at just after 18:00 pm. She weighed a hefty 3.6 kg. Her proud parents are Tsediso Phantsi (father) and Madisebo Botsane (mother). Moleboheng is their first child.

Your life gets restarted, “he explained. Ms Masina was very thrilled to have a second baby; “I was very happy,” she said with sheer joy in her voice. According to Sowetan LIVE there was a total of 93 New Year’s babies born in Gauteng this year between midnight and 15:00 pm.

Mpilenhle Masina was born on 1 January 2014 at 07:55 am. She weighed 2.845 kg.Her proud parents are Fikile Masina (mother) and Dumisani Masina (father). Mpilenhle is their second child.

Epic foundation still in urgent need of premises

Tamsyn-Lee Donnelly of Randhart Alberton

Een van die eienskappe van die mens vanaf die skepping uitsonder is ‘n soeke na meer. Dit was nog altyd ‘n doel om meer te verstaan, meer te versamel, meer te doen en meer te beheer, en selfs in ons verstaan en verhouding met God is daar hierdie ingeboude soeke na meer. Mens hoor by gelowiges maklik die soeke na meer van God, meer van Sy teenwoordigheid, meer van Sy krag, meer van Sy genesing, meer... So aan die begin

After having had rent free premises for almost 3 years, the EPIC Foundation is struggling to find premises to work from in the Alberton area. Although there are various shops and businesses with open space, it seems that property owners/landlords are not prepared to negotiate rental - one place has over 1000 square metres available which has been empty for more than a year and they are not prepared to let the Foundation use 100 square metres unless the full rental of R85 per square meter is paid.   As a non-profit organisation with a limited budget such high rentals are unfortunately not

van 2014 het ek bewus geraak van die “min” waarmee Jesus Sy aardse bediening kom doen en die Koninkryk van God kom illustreer het. Hy kom as ‘n baba die wêreld binne, Hy leef saam met mense op straat, stap tussen dorpe en dalk is die enkel grootste eienskap van Sy bediening dat Hy die Koninkryk kom sigbaar maak het deur daaroor te praat en dit te leef. In ons soeke na meer, moet ons tog nie

possible. The most the Foundation can offer to pay for space is R20 per square meter. This is again an urgent request to the Alberton and surrounding communities to see if anyone is willing to assist the foundation with space to work from. They provide essential services to various victim empowerment centres over the entire Gauteng province - this includes Alberton based Amcare. If anyone can assist, please contact Alta on 082 940 6230 or e-mail info@epicfoundation.org.za. More information about the foundation can be viewed on www.epicfoundation.org.za

vergeet dat die Koninkryk van God sigbaar raak waar mense daaroor praat en sigbaar leef soos burgers van die Koninkryk van liefde nie. Dus het ek en jy ‘n aandeel daaraan hoe hierdie lig skyn. ‘n Soeke na meer beteken ook ‘n verantwoordelikheid om Sy lig te laat skyn. Mag hierdie nuwe jaar vir elkeen ‘n jaar van liefde wees!


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Rape suspect apprehended Hard work by Captain Elite Phindi Mabitsela of Alberton SAPS led to the arrest of a kidnapping and rape suspect. A 14-yearold girl was kidnapped from Mohodi ga Madikana in the area of Senwabarwana SAPS in Limpopo. She was taken to Germiston and kept there from 1 November 2013. She was later moved to Mableton by one of the kidnappers. On New Year’s Day she managed to run away from the kidnappers and she met a woman who gave her a place to stay overnight. The kidnapped child was taken to the Alberton SAPS station in the morning of 2 January 2014. The child was interviewed by officers, but she did not tell the officers about her ordeal. On 3 January, Capt Mafunzwaini was tasked by Station Commander Lt Colonel Shiburi to conduct a follow-up interview with the child and it was then found that she was kidnapped and raped. Captain Mabitsela volunteered to take over the matter. She took the child to area where she was kept. While there, Captain Mabitsela received information that the suspect was nearby. She asked help from the lady who housed the child after her escape, and her friend to lend her private clothes and to accompany her and the child to point out the suspect’s house. The captain was using an unmarked car and on the way to the suspect’s house the little girl saw the suspect. Captain Mabitsela followed the suspect and called for backup. She decided to act fast when she realised the suspect was about to take a taxi and arrested the suspect. A case of kidnapping and rape was opened for investigation and the suspect (28) is behind bars.

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Thief caught in the act the suspect was identified as one of the beggars normally sitting on their knees in Ring Road.

On Wednesday, 8 January, a CPF member noticed a suspicious man sitting next to the palisade fence at the corner of Van Riebeeck Avenue and Van Rensburg Road in Alberton North. The CPF member further noticed that the man was busy loosening the palisade fence and hitting it with a rock. The CPF member

requested assistance on CPF radio. CPF members and FOX Security Reaction officers responded to the call.  Once the suspect was approached, he ran in the direction of the Second Avenue taxi-rank. CPF members and FOX Security Reaction officers gave chase and arrested the suspect in the Alberton

City parking area. After the arrest, the suspect was identified as one of the beggars normally sitting on their knees in Ring Road. The suspect was searched and two used medical syringes, normally used for illegal drugs, were found in his possession. The suspect was detained at Alberton SAPS.

Dangerous weapons off our streets Over the weekend, from 3 to 6 January, 18 suspects were arrested for committing different crimes in the Alberton area. The officers responsible for arrests were of Shift A, Shift C and Shift D.  The crimes range from being drunk in public,

shoplifting, malicious damage to property, theft, assault, theft from motor vehicle, rape, possession of stolen property, intimidation, pointing of firearm, child abuse, warrant of arrest and kidnapping. The following items were recovered

and/or confiscated: a knife, R5 rifle with magazine and rounds, copper cables, 2 firearms with magazines and rounds. Our officers managed to remove three firearms from the streets of Alberton and that is a great success. Well done and keep it up.

Brackendowns SAPS holiday successes

SUCCESSFUL ARREST: Lt Colonel Shiburi (Station Commander), W/O Mabaso, R/W/O Motankisi, the suspect, Captain Matlou, Captain Mabitsela and Captain Mafunzwaini.

No Christmas for thieves

On Sunday 22 December at 13:30 a resident in Mathilda Street, Brackendowns noticed unusual activity at their neighbour’s house. The neighbour was not at home at the time. The neighbour’s suspicion was raised when he saw a black Volkswagen Polo reverse into the premises. The neighbour alerted FOX Security of the activities at his neighbour’s house. At the same time FOX Security also received an alarm activation at a house in Mathilda Street. FOX Reaction officers arrived at the house in Mathilda Street at 13:31. The reaction officer noticed the black Volkswagen Polo reverse parked in the premises and also saw a person running from the car into the house. The reaction officer reversed away from the house awaiting backup. Suddenly the Polo sped off at a high speed from the premises in Mathilda Street. The reaction officer gave chase. The high speed chase went from Mathilda Street to Hennie Alberts to Overbury Street, up Swartkoppies Road onto the N12 off at Voortrekker Road, and up Voortrekker Road and left into South Rand Road, then right into Outspan Road where it finally stopped due to its two tyres being shot flat. All four of the suspects departed from the vehicle. Southend Security Reaction officers saw the commotion and assisted FOX Security Reaction. One suspect was arrested when attempting to jump over a wall. Two more suspects were arrested by Southend Security Reaction officers, who were assisted by SOG Security Reaction officers. Inside the black Polo two flat-screen TVs, a bag of clothing and a safe were recovered. The suspects were detained at Brackendowns SAPS and charged with housebreaking and theft.

House Robbery and Murder On 15 December at 22:00 a house robbery took place at Phalala Street, Brackendowns. During the incident the house owner was shot. Quick response by the Brackendowns CPF and police lead to the arrest of one suspect on the scene. The detectives continued with a follow up investigation and three more suspects were arrested in Orange Farm in connection with the incident. Unfortunately the complainant died on 16 December due to injuries. All the suspects have been charged with murder

and house robbery and appeared in court on 19 December 2013. Business breaking in Alrode One suspect was arrested in Alrode for a business breaking on 17 December. Possession of unlicensed firearm One suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm. A lady phoned the police and informed them that her boyfriend had brought a firearm to her employer’s residence at Applegran Street. The police did a follow up and traced the suspect to Spruitview. The friend of the suspect informed him that he is wanted and hid the suspect.

The friend was then arrested for defeating the ends of justice and appeared in court on 19 December. Housebreaking Eleven people were arrested for housebreaking incidents over the December period. General No firework related incidents were reported over New Years. Four people were arrested for drunk driving where accidents occurred. Accused in court Mr Ridgeway is accused for the murder of Peter Robinson and will appear in court again on 13 January.

Brackendowns honours service Members of the Brackendowns Police Station over the past week (Mon 6 – Thurs 9) showed their dedication to serving their community, as eight of the station’s members and two volunteers set up office at the Ekurhuleni West College in Letaba Street to assist students with their registrations. Constable Lindi Moloi told tame TIMES of the large number of students going through the registration process. Safety of the students who would have to walk up and down between the college and the station to certify documents was the main reason why the decision to set up a table at the college was taken. The following members assisted at the collage: Col Arikum, Const Moloi, Const Motlhatswi, W/O Nkosi, Miss Nkosi (admin), Miss Meya (admin), Miss Maqcabi (admin), Mrs Zuma (admin). Col Arikum’s daughters, VALUABLE ASSISTANCE: Students enjoyed the convenience of Dalveena and Shannel, volunteered over the having the police at the Ekurhuleni West College to assist with the certification of all their documents. four day period.


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Victory for Gauteng class of 2013

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Gauteng’s matrics of 2013 achieved the province’s best provincial pass rate since 1994. Compared to last year, the overall pass rate increased from 83.7% in 2012 to 87% in 2013. Currently the Gauteng matrics rank third in the country based on their overall 2013 results. The MEC of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), Barbara Creecy announced the province’s matric results for 2013 on Tuesday 7 January. The announcement was made at a provincial ceremony held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in New Town, where all the top achievers were honoured. Creecy was pleased to announce that for the first time all 15 education districts in Gauteng achieved a matric pass rate of above 82%, and that there were no public schools with less than a 40% pass rate. Many of the top achievers even scored full marks for one or more final matric exam papers. Praise Ndebele from Ivory Park was honoured for being the top achiever in Gauteng. He attained eight distinctions and got full marks for three of his exams: Business Studies, Accounting and Mathematics. Ndebele is also the first African from a ‘no fee paying’ school to become the top achiever in Gauteng. Ndebele advises future matrics to lead a balanced lifestyle and to plan ahead in order to leave enough time to study and rest. “I had a study timetable, because you can’t study 24/7,” he explained. Wini-Louise Myburgh from Pretoria was also among the

three top achievers in Gauteng, as well as the top learner in Mathematics nationally. She attained 9 distinctions and scored full marks for her final Mathematics exam. She attributed her success to her teachers and explained that because of them she knew what to expect in the finals. “My teachers played a big role. After the prelims we worked out previous exam papers and we started preparation for matric in grade 11 already. They know what it takes,” she said with a grateful smile. All the top achievers who were honoured at the ceremony received automatic bursaries for tertiary education. Ndebele’s next step is still undecided, but he aims to complete a financial or mathematics-related degree, and Myburgh has enrolled for Accounting at the University of Pretoria. Creecy emphasised that the quality of education offered at public schools should not be undermined, as both Ndebele and Myburgh represent public schools. She said that the prevailing myth that private schools generally do better than public schools needs to be redefined in the light of the 2013 results. Creecy added that even though she is delighted with the results, education is a longterm project towards sustained education. “Today the matrics are celebrated, but it is not the only area of intervention. We want more learners to get to matric and high performing learners must finish university.”

Top Gauteng public school achievers: Wini-Louise Myburgh (Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool), Praise Ndebele (Ponelopele Oracle Secondary School), Elizabeth Bekker (Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool), with Premier of Gauteng Ms Nomvulo Mokonyane and MEC of the GDE Ms Barbara Creecy

If you failed matric: - Ask your school if you qualify for a supplementary exam - Contact the Gauteng Department of Education for assistance and further options - If you feel depressed or even suicidal, phone Lifeline on 0861 322 322

Fact box - 97 897 learners wrote the 2013 Matric examinations in Gauteng - 85 122 learners who wrote the matric exam, passed - 38 104 learners passed with Bachelors - 33 716 learners passed with Diplomas - Gauteng learners got 35 903 distinctions

ACHIEVERS Higher Certificate: % matrics who passed without university entrance, but who still qualify for further education at alternative academic institutions, such as colleges. Diploma: % matrics who passed and qualify for university entrance, and are able to obtain a diploma. Bachelors: % matrics who passed and qualify for university entrance, and are able to obtain a bachelors.

Mayor congratulates class of 2013 The Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Clr Mondli Gungubele has congratulated the class of 2013 for their ‘excellent performance’ in Matric. Speaking after the announcement of the results by the Ministry of Basic Education, Gungubele said it is clear that the country’s level of education is on the right path, even though there is still plenty of room for improvement. “These children have done us proud. They have raised the bar from the previous year and all we can hope for is an even better performance from the class of 2014,” he said. “The sooner our children realise that education is the key to the success of themselves, and therefore this country, the better the future prospects of South Africa.” A former teacher himself, Gungubele also congratulated teachers for their hard work and dedication in their job. “Educators have a very challenging job and despite the hardships that they come across year in and year out, they continue

to do a sterling job. Not only do teachers educate these children, they also deal with their social challenges and other personal matters. “Despite that they continue to achieve acceptable outcomes. “Having said that, one must continue to emphasise the role of parents in the education of their children,” Gungubele added. “Parents have the right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children. But equally important is that they must actively participate in their day-to-day education of their children so that they can monitor if all is going according to plan. Parents have the obligation of making each and every home in this country a centre of learning.” He said with all stakeholders working together with government to improve the level of education in this country, the ultimate objective of a high standard of education for the country shall be realised.


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Lindsay Kew 8 Distinctions

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Natasha Derrick 6 Distinctions

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Brittany Wallace 5 Distinctions

Vivienne Coetzee 4 Distinctions

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- Recipient of the Valbom Trophy for the highest mark & distinction in Afrikaans - Recipient of the Trophy for the highest mark & distinction in Mathematics - Recipient of the Shandré Jansen van Vuuren Trophy for the highest mark & distinction in Physical Sciences - Recipient of the Lourenco Trophy for the highest mark & distinction in History Angelique Dos Santos Caroline Kapp Zanele Kubheka Kirsten Smith - Recipient of the Coker Trophy for the highest mark & 3 Distinctions 3 Distinctions 3 Distinctions 3 Distinctions distinction in Information Technology - Recipient of the Trophy for the highest mark in AP Maths (99%) - Recipient of the English Creative Writing Plate, and a distinction in English IEB Outstanding Achievement list (Ranked within Top 5% of all IEB - Highest mark & distinction in Mathematics Paper 3 (99%) students in 6 or more subjects) and Top 1% IEB for 3 subjects - Distinction in Life Orientation

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Glen Brack High School Top achiever:

Phindile Kahambule, who received two distinctions (Accounting and Business Economics) A message from the principal: We had a very challenging 2013. We had to institute intervention classes, which honestly speaking were not well attended. On the positive side of things, we enjoyed great support from parents who tried their best to work together with the staff to find solutions. My message to our 2013 matric class is that they should continue to do their

best and let God do the rest. To those who did not do so well; this may seem like you are experiencing the dark of the tunnel, but keep on keeping on because there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you have options. To those who have made it through, go out there and carry the vision of your school, which demands that we remain competitive. – Mr Motshitela.

MOVING UP: Thuladu Mahaye, Lerato Mosia, Katlego Thobie, George Somo.

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Bracken High School Congratulations to the following Bracken High School matric learners who excelled in the 2013 National Examinations. 6 distinctions: Nyiko Ngxola, Lebogang Ncube, Sheldon Reddy. 5 distinctions: Basheerah Khamisa, Kamogelo Matjila, Theesan Mudley, Priyanka Naidoo. A message from the principal: I am very proud of our pupils and staff who have proven that hard work and commitment pay

off. To all members of Bracken High School’s class of 2013, all the best with all your future endeavours. - Mr Jordaan Student Quote: “2013 was difficult, I struggled but all the hard work and studying did pay off. In 2014 I’ll be off to the Cape to study accounting at UCT through my bursary thanks to Price Waterhouse Coopers.” - Lebogang Ncube.

BURSARY BENEFICIARY: Lebogang Ncube (6 distinctions) in good company with her mom, Dr Esper Ncube.


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Alberton High School Message from the school to learners and staff: We worked tirelessly all year long, we may not have a lot of distinction but our learners did well. Our staff and learners at Alberton high should be proud of themselves.

Lisa Nunes: 7 distinctions; English HL, Afrikaans FAL, Mathematics, Life Orientation, Accounting, Life Science, Physical Science.

Joel Pitorius: 6 distinctions; Afrikaans, English, Mathematics Physical Science, Information Technology, Accounting.

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Ekurhuleni sports Early beginnings to awards on the horizon greatness Patrick Monyobo

Nominations for the 2013 Ekurhuleni Sports Awards are now open. Individuals, clubs and organisations are invited to submit their candidates for the awards before or on 3 February. The year 2014 will mark the third year of the Ekurhuleni Sports Awards and 14 March is set to be a spectacular occasion. The awards reward those who represent Ekurhuleni nationally as amateur or professional sportsmen and women. Sportsmen and women who reside in Ekurhuleni or are members of an Ekurhuleni-based sports club or school may be nominated for their outstanding sporting achievements during the period of 1 January to 31 December 2013. The categories for nominations are: - Special Merit Award - Sportsman of the Year. (including posthumously). - Sportswoman of the Year. - Coach of the Year. - Outstanding Sport Official/Administrator. - Team of the Year. - Sportsman of the Year - Sport Federation of the Year. (people with disabilities). - Secondary Sport School of the Year. - Sportswoman of the Year - Primary Sport School of the Year. (people with disabilities). - Sports Fan of the Year. - Junior Sportsman of the Year. - Junior Sportswoman of the Year. corner Hendrik Potgieter Street and Eighth Nominations must be submitted on an official Avenue, Edenvale. nomination form, complete with a detailed Sport and Recreation office at Germiston Curriculum Vitae (CV) and motivation, if Stadium – Delville Road North, Germiston. Sport and Recreation Northern regional office necessary. These may be submitted at the following – Plane Road, Kempton Park. Sport and Recreation East regional office – Ekurhuleni Sport and Recreation offices: Room 117, First Floor, Springs Civic Centre, Sport and Recreation head office – First Floor, Hanover Square Building A, Springs.

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With school resuming, apart from the academic stress there is also the hectic sports schedule. What I would like to know is how did some scholars keep fit for their different sporting codes during the holidays? Was it a matter of just relaxing and hoping to catch up when school resumes, or did some of you follow your normal training routines? With athletics being the first sport on the school sports calendar, are some of the best athletes ready to give it their best? Were parents still motivating during holidays? After all, they are the ones who will drive their children to practice while overseeing that they have all that is needed to perform at their best. Are teachers playing that role of ensuring that children, apart from their academics, especially those with the potential to become professionals athletes, have special programs put in place to ensure that school work is not affected by sports while their sport skills are duly developed? Some children are good at both while others have to balance it out. Both are important to some children, especially those who feel they need

both in order to be successful in life. Look at some of the best athletes around the world and they would confirm during interviews they never stop training, they believe with that extra training it pushes them to be ahead of their competitors. Are some of you using the same method of thinking, did you put in that extra work to ensure that you’re ahead of schedule? If you did all of the above, you are one of those athletes that shouldn’t give up your dream in whatever sport you choose. That is the right mentality we need for those dedicated sports people who will set good examples. Sports will always be a good tool to ensure a healthy mind and body. My advice to those who a have passion for sport is never to let your guard down and keep working hard. Some of the most famous names in sport started from humble beginnings, talent alone is not good enough and hard work and dedication takes you that extra mile. To be the best you have to beat the best, and that only happens when you work harder than those you compete with.


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Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune. Photo: timeslive.com Boksburg’s Bernard Parker hit the back of the net twice and his Polokwaneborn Bafana teammate Hlompho Kekana scored once to give South Africa the start they needed as the host nation of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). The group-A game, which also marked the opening of the tournament, took place in Cape Town on Saturday 11 January and saw Bafana beat their SADEC neighbours 3 – 1. Bafana conceded a goal in the eleventh minute as South Africa’s number one goal

minder, Itumeleng Khune, failed to stop Mozambique’s Diago Alberto’s shot at goal. For the major part of the first half South Africa was firmly behind the driver’s seat and they were eventually rewarded for their thrusts towards Mozambique’s goal. Parker converted from a penalty spot, after Sibusiso Vilakazi was hacked down in the box. Vilakazi was in action again minutes before the end of the first half. He curled in a beautiful cross into the box, which was received by Katlego Mashego but denied by the upright.

Bafana’s hold on the opening game continued in the second half as numerous attempts were unconverted. The second goal came as a result of a cracker from the left boot of Hlompho Kekana. Parker sealed the deal for the South African side in the 83rd minute as he scored Bafana’s last goal, ensuring they top group-A. In another group-A fixture, Mali beat Nigeria 2 – 1.

Kenshikai Karate Compete in the USA The Kenshikai Karate Team under the tutelage of Sensei Shaun Burgess recently returned from Rochester, NY, USA after competing at the 23rd Annual International IFK Kyokushinkai Karate Knockdown Championship and Tournament Event. The South African Kenshikai team comprised of 16 competitors who participated in various events at the tournament which included full-contact (Knockdown), semi-contact, noncontact fighting as well as kata and weapons. The team of 16 brought 46 trophies in total home with them.

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CHAN 2014 fixtures Tuesday 14 Jan DR Congo v Mauritius 17:00 Peter Mokaba Stadium Gabon v Burundi 20:00 Cape Town Stadium Wednesday 15 Jan South Africa v Mali 17:00 Cape Town Stadium Nigeria v Mozambique 20:00 Cape Town Stadium Thursday 16 Jan Zimbabwe v Uganda 17:00 Athlone Stadium Burkina Faso v Morocco 20:00 Athlone Stadium Friday 17 Jan Ghana v Libya 17:00 Mangaung Stadium Ethiopia v Congo 20:00 Mangaung Stadium Saturday 18 Jan DR Congo v Gabon 17:00 Peter Mokaba Stadium Burundi v Mauritius 20:00 Peter Mokaba Stadium Sunday 18 Jan Nigeria v South Africa 19:00 Cape Town stadium Mozambique v Mali 19:00 Athlone Stadium Monday 20 Jan Burkina Faso v Zimbabwe 19:00 Athlone Stadium Morocco v Uganda 19:00 Cape Town Stadium * Dates, games and times correct at time of print.


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