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Volume 04, 05 November 2013, Week 45

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tame TIMES shines at Ekurhuleni Community Awards Charity Moyo

tame TIMES newspaper has done it again. It has defended its title by winning the best print media category at the Ekurhuleni Community Awards 2013, recently held at Bracken Park Hall in Alberton. tame TIMES battled for the award against two other top finalists, Brakpan News and Thembisang Newspaper. The paper is living up to its motto of ‘Becoming the voice of Ekurhuleni’ and expanding to other areas across the country. Karin Blignaut, Chief Operating Officer for tame TIMES newspaper is overwhelmed and said, “tame TIMES is committed to supplying the community with unbiased, fresh and relevant local news with the sole purpose of educating, enlightening and developing the community. We are expanding our horizon with the production of other newspapers throughout the country. “We are proud of our young and dynamic editorial, production and sales teams, who represent the demographics of the community. We are also elated as it proves that the model we use for business is successful to our advertisers and readers.” The hall was fully packed with Ekurhuleni community members, business stakeholders and different organisations. There were 25 categories of awards, ranging from businesses and community leaders to public PROUD TAME TIMES STAFF: Charity Moyo, Happy Khumalo and Gladys Mutemeri with services. Wiseman Langa, the organiser and the Best Print Media Award. chairperson of the Ekurhuleni Community Awards said, “The awards are there to motivate the community of Ekurhuleni, especially the entrepreneurs and community leaders, to continue rendering quality services to the community. We are acknowledging the award winners and encouraging others to follow their path.” The event was made possible through sponsorship by SA Breweries, Ariel washing powder, Motions hair products and Sunshine D.

Take the hurt and develop a hero

Hope in Jesus Ministries was birthed in 2008, and from this God has opened doors extending beyond South Africa into Africa. Through HIJM (Hope in Jesus Ministries), the Bush Church was founded and has grown from 4 to over 160 men and women becoming a family within the family of God The Bush Church started feeding the poor and needy in and around the South of Johannesburg with great success and has drawn many to Christ through loving and caring for the less fortunate. The Bush Church provide food daily, clothing, blankets and spiritual care to those that live so close and yet have so little. HIJM has, through God’s Grace and favour, bought 20 acres of land in the Walkerville region and are in the process of establishing and building a village for widows and orphans, namely Ethemba Village. This village will be a fully self-sustainable village providing for the daily needs of the villagers. We have planted over 10 000 seedlings in preparation for selling purposes to the market place and public. Our greenhouses are established and on its way to being implemented. Twenty-four three bedroom homes are being built to accommodate 8 children per home with a mommy who will raise them through to university. The village currently boasts a primary school, clinic and nursery school facilities together with a training centre for skills development programs as the village starts to flourish. At Ethemba Village a youth centre will be utilised as an activity centre,

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whereby the young children can be taught the Word of God, respect and honour for each other and a safe place to have fun on weekends. The centre is currently equipped with computers for training and fun purposes. It will also be equipped with gaming facilities to keep the children entertained. Ethemba Village is being launched on 30 November 2013, through The Businessmen’s Forum. Those interested are welcome to join us for a breakfast and presentation. Call Dr Michele Sutherland to book your ticket, which is free. We are currently seeking financial sponsors and partners towards the building of God’s Kingdom at Ethemba Village. The time has now come for them to do some developments and extend the existing buildings. With these new extensions they will be able to provide for Ethemba Village in a much better way. At Ethemba Village, where Hope changes everything, our children will be brought up in a loving and secure environment, creating and turning ‘the hurt into tomorrow’s heroes’. By sponsoring and helping them build this village, you will be helping the children of our future. All sponsors will receive free advertising on their website and newsletters. If you would like to help out, the banking details are as follows: HIJM - Ethemba Village, FNB The Glen, Branch Code: 259605, Account Nr: 622 225 99063.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr Michele Sutherland at 082 800 0981, or via e-mail at:

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Police are currently investigating a case of house robbery and murder of Serbian national Veselin Laganin, who was killed at a Bedforview complex on 2 November. Laganin had links to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir; they were both arrested last year in connection with a robbery. According to SAPS spokesperson Neville Malia, Langanin’s wife was awakened in the early hours of the morning by two male suspects who stole jewellery and money from her. When Laganin woke up he was shot and killed. Police also discovered a bag with two 9mm firearms.

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November is here and the sky is filled with fireworks and lanterns. All over the world people are celebrating Diwali, or the “festival of lights”. As one of the most important Hindu festivals, Diwali is celebrated over a period of 5 days in the spirit of the triumph of good over evil. To all our readers celebrating, we would like to wish you a Happy Diwali. Remember, remember, the 5th of November - one of the main reasons that pets go missing - Guy Fawkes. Out of interest, for those who do not know, Guy Fawkes was part of the planning of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in England. He was captured on 5 November 1605 and charged with High Treason, which is the reason that this event is still celebrated by the English. We appeal to our readers to keep their pets safe and calm this week. We are also celebrating Movember this month. As with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its focus on the ladies, November is the month that we are focussing on the guys. It is of paramount importance to look after your health and with it (literally) being in your face this month, the issues of male-related cancer can’t be ignored. On a lighter note, we want to see how the guys are showing their support! Send us your photos to monica@tametimes. so we can load it onto Facebook and start voting for the best Mo of 2013! tame TIMES is celebrating the Ekurhuleni Community Award for Best Print Media 2013 again and would like to take the opportunity to thank all our readers who voted for us. It means a lot to those “behind the scenes” to know that their hard work and long hours are being appreciated. Please remember to send us your stories and photos. For those who feel creative, remember to go check out our new and improved website and become a citizen journalist. We are always open for ideas and suggestions to improve YOUR community newspaper. p.s, Happy Birthday to Stephanie Tepper on the 8th of November

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Cop arrested after Chana shooting Ilze Moore Enoch Motsepe, a detective from Silverton, Pretoria, appeared in the Germiston Regional Court on charges for kidnapping and extortion. The case was postponed until 11 November for further investigation and a formal bail application. Motsepe is already facing a theft charge in a separate case, the court heard. Bedfordview SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Mduduzi Nthlabathi confirmed last week that the police officer was arrested on 28 October in connection with the kidnapping of a Bedfordview man, in the midst of which award-winning rapper Khuli Chana was mistakenly shot. Police were looking for five other people in connection with the crime, which took place on Sunday. It is alleged that four men entered the victim’s home claiming they were police officers. They took jewellery worth about R150 000, a BMW, and a cell phone. They kidnapped the man and demanded a R100 000 ransom from his family. The kidnap victim was dropped off in Pretoria unharmed. In terms of the Chana shooting, “Police from Bedfordview were tracking kidnappers and mistook Chana’s luxury sedan to be that of the kidnappers,” said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini in a statement. Dlamini stated, “The kidnappers demanded

ransom from the family of the victim. They were instructed to drop the ransom money at a Caltex garage along the N1 Highway in Midrand.” The police officers who were following up on the information, arrived at the garage and saw a BMW with a similar description. It is alleged that as they were trying to stop the vehicle, shots were fired and the driver lost control. Chana sustained minor injuries after a bullet was lodged in a finger on his right hand. One bullet also went through the back seat and penetrated his back. Metro FM interviewed Chana’s manager, Refiloe Ramogase, after the incident. He stated that the singer will be pressing charges of attempted murder against the police. Ramogase said the singer was meeting a DJ at the Caltex garage for a gig in Pretoria. The DJ was running late for the meeting, and they then organised to meet in Pretoria. As Chana was leaving the garage, he drove around an unmarked VW kombi facing the opposite direction. Shots were allegedly fired at his car while he was driving around it. His manager said Chana told him that six shots were fired at the passenger side of the car. Ramogase made a point of emphasising that the shots were not aimed at the boot or wheels of the car. According to him, the police aimed to “shoot to kill”.

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Ekurhuleni Community Awards

The Ekurhuleni community was recently held at Bracken Park Hall in Alberton. The hall was fully packed with Ekurhuleni community members, business stakeholders and different organisations. There were 25 categories of awards, ranging from businesses and community leaders to public services. The award for best radio personality was taken by Bonga Mthembu from Kasie FM. The best early childhood development centre category was awarded to Ayanda Pre-school in Vosloorus, and Alberton Library was chosen

as the best library. The people who keep our community safe and peaceful, the police and security companies were also honoured. The best metro police officer award was given to Leena Bosman, who works under the drunk and driving unit at Boksburg Metro Police. Sergeant Olga Masetlha from Germiston Police Station won the best police officer title. The best security company award went to Khaya Guard Security. Sports personnel were also acknowledged and the best sports personality went to Masedisa Majaki, a biker and karate star from Katlehong. The best funeral undertaker award went to Tshipi-Noto Funeral Home in Vosloorus. Among the best dining and entertainment places, View Guest House was chosen as the best guesthouse and Anka Restaurant in Spruitview as best dining establishment. The best car wash award went to Spruitview Car Wash, and Johannesburg Vosloorus Taxi Association (JVTA) won the best taxi association for rendering great services to their commuters.

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Selling fake soccer match tickets Two men were arrested by the SAPS at FNB Stadium on 26 October for fraud. A member of the community was at FNB stadium to watch A soccer match when he was approached by two people who sold him a ticket. The complainant noticed that the tickets were fake. He called for assistance from SAPS officers. The officers gave chase and arrested two suspects. The suspects were taken to Booysens SAPS for further questioning.

Die Christelike Afhanklikheidsdiens is ‘n organisasie vir die ondersteuning van gerehabiliteerde substansafhanklikes (dit wil sê alkohol- en dwelmafhanklike persone). Die CAD betrek ook die gesin van die substansafhanklike persoon. Die CAD help die gerehabiliteerde persoon om weer sy regmatige plek in die samelewing te vervul. Die CAD funksioneer in selfhelp-groepe waar substansafhanklike persone die geleentheid kry om hulle gemeenskaplike probleem met mekaar te deel en ondersteuning aan mekaar te bied. CAD lede verteenwoordig ‘n verskeidenheid van individue, met almal een doel voor oë; die ondersteuning van gerehabiliteerde persone. Die volgende persone kan almal deel vorm van die CAD: Persone wat pas behandeling in ‘n sentrum ontvang het sluit by die CAD aan as ‘n nasorgfasiliteit Persone wat nog vasgevang is in die web van verslawing sluit by die CAD aan waar hulle gemotiveer word om ‘n lewe sonder dwelmmiddels te lei Die gesinne (eggenote en kinders) en vriende van bogenoemde twee groepe word deel van die CAD, waar hulle ondersteuning ontvang Enige ander belangstellen-des wat ondersteuning aan substansafhanklike persone wil bied vorm dikwels ook deel van die CAD groepe Die byeenkomste vind op ‘n baie informele wyse plaas. Die hoofdoel van byeenkomste is die samesyn en wedersydse ondersteuning. Daar word tydens byeenkomste geen druk op lede geplaas om deel te neem aan besprekings of getuienisse nie. Vir meer inligting kontak Hannetjie by 083 733 2142.

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Meet tame TIMES Face of the week

How to enter: Send your photo Attach your name, age, and contact details. Get your friends and family to ‘like’ the page and vote! Category for NOVEMBER 2013: Girls 13-15 years.

How it works: There will be a different category announced each month in which you can enter. The weekly entry photos will be placed on the tame TIMES Facebook page. The photo with the most ‘likes’ will be the Face of the Week and be published in the tame TIMES. The Face of the Week winner will receive a voucher for 1 month free modelling training from Figures Alberton. All photos featured on the tame TIMES Facebook page during the month, will be taken into account when the Face of the Month is chosen. The photo with the most ‘likes’ will be Face of the Month. The Face of the Month will be featured on the Figures Alberton website and also receive a voucher for a 4-month course at Figures Alberton worth R1500.

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Whipped | 7 December Cracking good comedy from the creators of Those Indian Guys!

Reality 7 & Light Appeal Launch | 14 December Live acapella gospel and album launches!

Barry Hilton - BEE | 20 - 21 December The Best of Everything Ever featuring current & past favourites!

Crossing Over with John Edward | 14 March Psychic medium John Edward returns to South Africa!


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My Headvoice: Themakingsofchampions -NietoHernandez

I have decided, after having my daily conversation with myself, to continue the chat of a few weeks ago with the readers of My Head Voice. I titled that piece “Problems present opportunities, Work is action”. The purpose of work, just as a continuation, is to achieve a desired outcome. This week I just can’t stop thinking about the ‘achieve’ in the above definition, perhaps it has something to do with the accolade tame TIMES achieved last week Wednesday night. Whatever it is – achievement is on my mind. Many motivational speakers or writers anchor themselves, and their subjects, in the thinking of winning being an attitude and a state of mind. Now although I do not disagree with this notion, I do believe it goes a lot further than that. The environment where I am, work-wise, has taught me what I believe is the missing ingredient to the ‘attitude’ school of thought. Having the attitude of success can sometimes prove burdensome, especially when you find yourself surrounded by heavyhearted and negative people (which is by the way not the case at tame). I mention this because I have experienced many flames extinguished by this condition. Champions are individuals who, regardless of ‘condition’, push through the pain towards the goal. I believe that the ability to absorb the pain, when activated, is the missing ingredient that enables

champions to transcend into a space where nothing else matters more than success. The decision to repeat the 2012 feat of trumping all competition and being announced as the winner of the Best Print Media Award (Ekurhuleni), I remember was taken on the day the 2012 trophy arrived at our office. It’s been many moons since that happened, but looking back it’s difficult for me to identify a week where the conditions favoured our team’s little achievements that ultimately led to the realisation of the aforementioned decision. In fact, I wonder if many even remember; but the point I’m driving towards is that those individual struggles taught us a valuable lesson, which I want to share today. It doesn’t only take believing it can be done, it takes willingness to hang in there, and that’s the action that can sometimes make you feel like you’re giving up your last breath. So attitude… yes, but that’s only the beginning. Vision must inform your attitudes, but those must then activate action so determined that even the ‘conditions’ stand no chance in barring success. Thanks to all our readers for voting for us and for continuing to challenge us to up the standard. As usual, keep those e-mails coming: Whatever your thoughts are, let’s chat.

Former counciller passes away

Brackenhurst councillor Maureen Ansett sadly passed away on Saturday 2 November, after spending the last few months in hospital. The former Ward 38 Councillor dedicated much of her time to serve the community by being involved with Broken Wings and other associations. Maureen was the President of Broken Wings for 15 years. She established Broken Wings in 1998 with Lettie Bardone as a centre for adults with disabilities. A true role model for others, Maureen worked tirelessly for the community. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Maureen and we are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

St Mary’s fundraiser a success “St Mary’s, a place where miracles happen”– Sonja Harmse

Open hearts and an open home were the order of the evening at the St Mary’s fundraiser. Organised by Toni Mackrell and St Mary’s director, Sonja Harmse, the St Mary’s Children’s home fundraiser held at Thaba Ya Batswana on 30 October was a great success with the amount of money raised to keep the home open. The evening was filled with entertainment from Elvis impersonator Charl Van Tonder, and a special performance by the St Mary’s Children that left many amazed with the young talented children. One of the most memorable moments of the evening was the generous donations from donors who are helping make a young St Mary’s girl’s dream become possible by sponsoring her school bursary for the next 5 years. Other donors bought angels from the tree of angels on display. Fifty-three angels were

Julle, so ‘n rukkie terug kom ek en ou Gysie nou vir julle ‘n snaakse ding oor. Ons is genooi saak met vriende om ‘n internasionale vertoning by te woon by Sun City. Ons is ewe grênd ingeboek by die Palace so ‘n paar kamers van ons vriende af. Vroegaand besluit ons om eers ‘n skemerkelkie te gaan geniet in die vriende se kamer. Ons staan met ons drankies op die balkon en bewonder die pragtige uitsig oor die Lost City toe ‘n paar stoute bobbejane my oog vang. Ons lag so vir hierdie simpel mense wat hul skuifdeure oopgelos het. Dit moet buitelanders wees, dit is immers net die uitheemse mense wat nie weet dat ‘n bobbejaan nie jou maat is nie. Dik van die lag stap ons terug kamer toe om gereed te gaan maak vir die vertoning. Julle, toe ons daai deur oopmaak, besef ons met ‘n skok dat daardie simpel mense wat nie vir hulself kon dink nie, al die tyd ons was! Elke moontlike ding in daardie kamer is oopgemaak en uitgegooi, uitgetoets of weggedra. Lipstiffie, parfuum skeerroom is als aan geproe, gelek, gesuig of gesmeer. Ek vermoed dat al ons klere aangepas is en moontlik weggedra is. Wie die hardste gelag het, weet ek nie. Maar nie ek of Gysie kon asem kry of regop staan die lag nie. Toe ons uiteindelik opkyk, sien ons die groot nota op die deur: “Please ensure that all windows and doors are closed securely. Beware of the baboons”... TIP: Volg self die reëls voor jy vir ander lag!


on display and represented each and every child living at the home. These angels will be on sale for the rest of November. St Mary’s will also be hosting a Fundraising Golf Day on 3 December.

For more information or to purchase an angel key ring, do not hesitate to contact Sonja Harmse at 011 435 3820 or 083 267 3515, alternatively e-mail:

Forced Smart Card fee is anti-poor Manny de Freitas MP writes: During a recent Home Affairs Portfolio Committee, Department of Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni confirmed that all South Africans will now have to pay R140 for their first Smart ID card and not just replacements, as previously stated by Minister Pandor and the Department’s communications. For millions of South African’s R140 is literally the difference between survival and starvation, and the new Smart ID card price poses a serious threat to their financial security. In Parliament, I requested Minister

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Pandor to provide clarity on the payment of fees. In the Minister’s reply she confirmed that everyone will be expected to pay the fee except for all persons on the SASSA database and all 16-year-olds who are firsttime applicants. The Minister advised that as Smart IDs are to be rolled out in the next 4 to 6 years, poor people will have the time to save for the fee. Imposing a new ID system on South Africa’s citizens and then forcing them to pay for it effectively puts a price on citizenship that

not everyone can afford, and would exclude them from electoral and social security processes once the Green Barcoded IDs are phased out. The Minister has clearly demonstrated exactly how arrogant and out-of-touch she really is. When a person is poor and his/her priority is to put food in their stomachs, an ID fee will not feature high on the person’s list of priorities. We will continue to fight so that the poor are exempt from paying a fee for the new ID cards.

Hierdie week het nie ‘n boodskap nie, maar lig sommer ‘n interessantheid uit oor die put van Jakob wat in Joh 4 ter sprake is. Wanneer mens lees van Jesus wat op ‘n dag in Samaria (op pad vanaf Judea na Galilea) met ‘n Samaritaanse vrou gesels, kom die put van Jakob op ‘n stadium in hulle gesprek na vore. En tog is die put van Jakob nie regtig vanuit Bybelse bronne ‘n bekende landmerk nie. In Johannes 4, rondom vers 10, is dit duidelik dat die betekenis van hierdie put vir die Samaritaanse vrou meer was as net ‘n drinkplek. Daarom dat sy Jesus so aanvat daaroor. Interessant dat die put nie meer vandag nagespoor kan word deur die dorpie waar Jesus die vrou ontmoet het op te spoor nie, oor die dorp nie meer bestaan nie. Argeoloë het wel ‘n put gevind wat uit antieke tye dateer en hierdie put is vandag binne die kerkgebou van ‘The Church of St Photina’, wat die naam is wat deur die Ortodokse kerk aan die vrou in Joh 4 gegee is. Die kerkgebou bestaan al sedert 380 nC.

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GAETCOL honours tame TIMES transport month Board

05 November 2013 Festival - 9 and 10 November NG Church Verwoerdpark will be hosting an Agape festival and all funds raised will be used for outreach projects in the community. Starting time 9:00. Food stalls, beauty pageant, jumping castle, beer garden and much more. Joe Niemand will be there on Sunday. Entrance fee will be any canned food and a soft collection will be held. Curry and rice lunch. R30, please book. Address: Glen Drive, Verwoerdpark, Alberton. Contact: Teresa Booysens 071 608 0717 / Church Office 011 902 4256 Albertonse Mannekoor Die Albertonse Mannekoor vier hierdie jaar hul 20ste bestaansjaar en hul gaan ‘n spesiale geleentheid daarvoor hê. Datum: 10 November 2013 Plek:  Burgersentrum Alberton Tyd:  15:00 Toegang:  R60 per persoon Kore wat optree: Albertonse Manne en Dameskoor asook die Cantare Kinderkoor. Almal is welkom asook oud-koorlede. Nie net vier die manne hul groot mylpaal nie, maar hier is hul koorprogram vir November om te wys hoe gewild hul is.

GAETCOL members posing for a photo outside their offices at the Alberton taxi rank in Padstow Street. The Greater Alberton Education Transport Co-Operative Limited (GAETCOL) is an Alberton-based transport cooperative, which transports school children to and from schools in the area. The cooperative originally started operating under the name Kathorus Education Transport Organisation (1995) and was legally registered as GAETCOL in February 2012. Currently GAETCOL is the largest transporter of school and nursery school children in the area. This year GAETCOL honoured transport month by holding their 3rd Annual General Meeting on 24 October. The meeting on the 24th presented a first for the members of GAETCOL, as for the first time in their organisation’s history

the presented report was structured in a holistic fashion, in line with international accounting standards. The implementation of this method of reporting allowed members the opportunity to experience an all-round perspective of the cooperative’s performance. Although GAETCOL’s balance sheet indicated a loss, members were optimistic about a better performance as they now know the exact areas of the business to focus future efforts on. “This report shows that we are maturing,” said Mr SR Masuku (Chairperson). “We acknowledge that we still have much to do,” he added. Masuku’s speech emphasised heavily on members’ responsibilities towards championing safety.

Mighty Women conference Bookings and registrations can be done on or through iTicket on We have an information line 071 912 2554 for any queries on the Mighty Women Conference. Our speakers are Hettie Brittz, Antoinet Viviers and Erika Richards. Our vision is to reach women that are broken - through divorce, destructive or abusive relationships, death of loved ones, financial burdens and general workplace pressure.

We believe that our speakers will touch each person’s heart through the working of the Holy Spirit and we invite all women to join us for this very special weekend. Girls from the age of 12 are welcome. This is the first Mighty Women Conference to be held in Johannesburg and we plan to make this an annual event. Note the event is held under the covenant and guidance of Shalom Ministries, Angus Buchan and Mighty Men Conference South Africa.

15 – 17 November 2013 R395 per person, including accommodation, all meals (16 and 17 November) and registrations. Venue: Beula Park Conference Center Mount Zion Prayer Mountain Meadowdale Germiston

comedy & Belly dancing night 30 November Mystical Belly Dancing School is hosting a Belly Dancing and Comedy Nite show, which includes one of SA’s best stand up comedians Conrad Koch and his puppets, including Chester Missing. Proceeds will be going to charity. Tickets: R100 per person Date: 30 November | Time: 18:00 Place: Crown Gardens Recreational Hall. Food and Drinks on sale. For more information please contact 082 400 1811. Alberton Junior Hockey Invitation Are you born between 2007 and 2009 and want to be a hockey player? We are looking for boys and girls who would like to learn to play hockey – no equipment needed. For further information, please contact Bev van Zyl on 082 443 8829 or

70s and 80s music goes live! Don’t miss Taipan and the resident DJ at the Tudor Inn Pub and Grill at the Brackenhurst Medical Centre, Vermooten St. The band will be playing live on Saturday, 26 October from 20:00. Chill out or dance the night away to your favourite 70s and 80s music. For information phone Tudor Inn: 011 867 3378. Annual December Tennis Tournament Sportsmans Warehouse and Team Harrison tennis academy are hosting their annual December tennis tournament: Venue: Bracken Tennis club Ages: 4 to 18 Beginners Clinic Singles and doubles (Player must be able to serve and score) All tennis players welcome Dates: 2-5 December 2013 Entries close: 22 November Contact: Paola (SA registered tennis coach and organiser) Cell: 082 216 9606

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Illegal shebeens closed by cluster operation Alberton and Brackendowns SAPS members worked on a cluster operation to close illegal shebeens. Alcohol to the approximate value of R40 000 was confisticated at one shebeen. In total, three shebeens were closed and three owners arrested. The dockets were opened for investigation purposes and the three owners paid the admission of guilt fines. There were also 50 illegal CD’s and 5

knives recovered when the shebeens were searched, but no arrest were made. All items were booked at Alberton SAPS. The members involved in the operation were under the command of Capt Matlou. The participating officers were: W/O Mabaso, Sgt Thangwana, Sgt Mongalo, Sgt Nkuna, Const Mgedezi and three members from Brackendowns SAPS. Supplied by Alberton SAPS

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All you need to know about prostate cancer Ask your doctor questions so that you can make the best decision about treatment.

Movember is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year, which raises awareness and funds for prostate cancer and testicular cancer. At the start of Movember men register with a clean-shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache, Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men’s health - specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Prostate cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumour (growth) that consists of cells from the prostate gland. Generally, the tumour usually

grows slowly and remains confined to the gland for many years Male hormones (androgens) make the prostate grow. In young infants the prostate is normally the size of a pea and at puberty it grows to its adult size, which is about the size of a walnut when healthy. The prostate gland can begin to grow under the influence of testosterone around the age of 50 years. The cause of prostate cancer, as in most cancers in general, is not entirely known. There are, however, some risk factors that can be taken into consideration which are thought to increase the chances of developing prostate cancer.  Age: The disease is less common in men younger than the age of 40 and the risk

increases after the age of 50. Race: There are racial differences across the world, which could be due to social and geographical circumstances.  In South Africa, prostate cancer appears to be equally common in men of all race groups. Diet: Studies have shown that certain foods may protect against prostate cancer, including tomatoes which contain lycopene. Vitamin E, selenium, soy and Omega-6 fatty acids. Dietary factors which may increase the risk of prostate cancer include saturated fat and red or grilled (braai) meat. Family history: A man’s risk is higher if a family member, such as a father or brother, has had prostate cancer. Studies show that men with a family history of prostate cancer are likely to present with the cancer 6–7 years earlier than patients without a family history. Lifestyle: It is important to maintain a healthy weight and participate in regular physical activity, as it reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer usually does not cause symptoms in its early stages. Most men don’t know they have it until it is found during a regular medical exam. These same symptoms can be caused by an enlarged (non-cancerous) prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). An enlarged prostate is common in older men. The most common symptoms are urinary problems, such as: Not being able to urinate at all Having a hard time starting or stopping the flow of urine Having to urinate often, especially at night Having pain or burning during urination. You have difficulty having an erection. You have blood in your urine or semen. You have deep and frequent pain in your lower back, belly, hip, or pelvis. The screening tests, a digital exam and a blood test to measure Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) are performed by a doctor and

the interval is usually a year. Prostate cancer is suspected if any or both of these screening tests are abnormal. At this stage your doctor will refer you for a biopsy of the prostate and the Gleason Score will be given.   To decide on treatment for an individual patient, doctors categorise prostate cancers as organ-confined (localised to the gland), locally advanced (a large prostate tumour or one that has spread only locally), or metastatic (spread distantly or widely). The main choices for treating prostate cancer include surgery to remove the prostate gland (prostatectomy), radiation, cryosurgery, hormone therapy, and active surveillance (watchful waiting). Ask your doctor questions so that you can make the best decision about treatment. Your doctor may give you some advice on changes to make in your life to help treatment be successful. Dr TP Mofokeng can be visited at AQH Medical Centre, (189 Columbine Ave, Mondeor). Contact: 011 941 4153 *Article supplied by Dr T P Mofokeng. Most men don’t know they have prostate cancer until it is found during a regular medical exam.

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New Impact leaders Mother and son escape robbers A Bedfordview mother and her son narrowly escaped after robbers entered their home. She alleged that she was at her home when she heard a loud sound at the garage door that leads into the house. She thought it was her husband, but then heard people speaking in a foreign language. She ran to her son’s bedroom to alert him. They both managed to lock the door and press the panic button. They used a sliding door to get out of the house

ISM team (Impact Student Managers) Courtney Whitmore, Mthutu Khala, Damiane Klein, Yumna Karriem, Ncinga Kom, Lyle Kotze, RobynKim Andriessen, Lisa Dennis, Emily Naidoo, Shannon Van Deventer, and Keshvir Durga. 2014 Headleaders: Damiane Klein (Deputy Head Boy), Yumna Karriem (Deputy Head Girl), Ngcinga Kom (Head Boy), and Robyn-Kim Andriessen (Head Girl)

and escaped the premises by jumping the wall to their neighbour’s house. They heard a vehicle pulling away with three African occupants. When they went back into the house they found that several of their items had been stolen.

According to Bedfordview SAPS spokesperson Sgt Nthlabathi, the investigations are still continuing and no suspects have been arrested.

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Save our schools Ilze Moore

Gauteng has recently been rocked with various acts of violence and crime in schools. Over the past couple of months we have witnessed a teacher being sexually assaulted, a teacher being shot in the leg, videos that went viral of a grade 8 Glenvista learner attacking a teacher, the assault of a teen by two fellow pupils at Hoërskool Overkruin in Pretoria, and then the most alarming video of a KZN pupil being stabbed to death. The initial video of the Glenvista pupil who chased his teacher out of the classroom and around the school grounds, while his class mates encouraged him and continued

filming, had me disturbed for many reasons. The main reason being the fact that a whole group intimidated a figure of authority. No one attempted to stop the pupil from relentlessly assaulting his teacher. Similarly, the recent incident in KZN, where a pupil was beaten and stabbed to death by his peers, also raised concerns. To a certain extent I am glad that the incident was filmed, because it shows the inaction of the people. However, I am concerned that the filming does not stop when things get more out of hand than they already have. I believe that the children who were filming the videos are just as accountable for both incidents reaching the peak that they did.

Their display of inaction is just as harmful as that of the perpetrators, which to me is highly disappointing. I am not naïve to think that these acts of violence never took place before, but the various platforms of social media have made it easier for these issues to come to light. When writing about these occurrences I have found that it is easier for the parties involved, ie the school, the GDE, the SAPS, to pass the buck onto somebody else. If we continually try covering up about what is going on in the country, how are we supposed to find the root of the problem? So I pose a question to you, where do you think the issue lies?

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Initiative launched for safer Parents can help stop school violence South African schools In a bid to equip learners with safe and reliable tools to report crime and social issues in Gauteng schools, The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), Crime Line and the South African Police Service have joined forces. The “Young Crime Liners” initiative was launched on 30 October by keynote speaker Gauteng MEC Barbara Creecy. “We are here today to ensure that crime has no place in our schools. We want you (learners) to report any form of violence, whether it be bullying, physical or sexual assault or corporal punishment in your school,” Creecy said. She added, “The department recognises that it has a responsibility to continually work towards a school environment in which learners, educators and school principals feel and are safe.” Creecy believes that the launch of the Young Crime Liners indicates their commitment to ensuring that learning and teaching takes place in a safe environment, free from violence. The initiative follows the alarming number of incidents that have dominated social media networks over the past couple of months, illustrating the high levels of bullying and other criminal behaviour in schools. “We have seen a number of videos go viral and stories dominating headlines of a variety of crimes perpetrated by or against children at schools in the province. They range from cases of sexual abuse, bullying, drug dealing and violence. Unfortunately these cases go mainly unreported with tragic consequences,” said Head of Crime Line, Yusuf Abramjee. Creecy urged learners to use the tip-off lines, as they were able to arrest learners who brought a gun to school because of

information learners brought to them. “The Young Crime Liners initiative aims to empower learners with tools to break the silence around criminal and social issues that they face on a daily basis. It is also open to parents, educators and other members of the public to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children,” Abramjee added. Crime Line’s anonymous 32211 SMS service (Costs R1) and Crime Stop’s 08600 10111 are open to Young Crime Liners to report crime without revealing their identity. Tip-offs that refer to criminal behaviour will be dealt with by the police, while problems

requiring social interventions will be escalated to the relevant support structures. “The initiative aims to find ways that we can support and guide our children when crimes are committed against them. Children are often afraid to report certain crimes for a variety of reasons, but we are offering them a chance to speak up within a safe environment,” Abramjee added. The initiative will be absorbed into schools over the coming months as the Young Crime Liners programme will visit schools across the province.

Parents play a vital role in helping to prevent violence at schools and ensuring discipline, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday. “I am surprised when you say we blame parents too much. Kids are, in most instances, a symbol of where they come from. You can see a child’s home by the time they walk through the door,” she said. “I really don’t think you can exempt parents too much and say we are supposed to pick it up. Schools are also a little world of what our world is... We come from a very violent society... and it does spill over to our schools.” She said parents should help teach children to respect teachers and prepare children for school so that teachers could teach. Motshekga was speaking at The New Age’s business breakfast in Fourways. Homes were very important in terms of preparation for school, she said. “One incident of violence is one too many. I can assure you that the majority of our kids still respect teachers,” she said. “The problem of violence for me in schools is actually bullying, where learners among themselves have this secret violence - and that for me is more serious.” The issue of violence in schools comes after various violent incidents were reported in October. On October 17, two grade eight pupils at the Azara High School in Lenasia were suspended for allegedly assaulting a teacher. A 15-year-old boy was arrested after a Pretoria schoolboy’s ear was sliced off and three other pupils were badly wounded with a machete during a violent attack by a rival school gang on October 11.

Violence in schools: Know the statistics Violence in schools has garnered considerable media attention in South Africa in recent years. In the past year alone, local media coverage of brazenly violent acts, which have at times proven fatal, have again fuelled public opinion that school violence in South Africa is escalating at an alarming rate and that something needs to be done about it. The following are the findings of the National School Violence Study (NSVS) undertaken by the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) in 2012. The study sample comprised 5,939 learners, 121 principals and 239 educators. In total, more than a fifth of learners had experienced violence at school. To summarise (Executive summary): 12.2% had been threatened with violence by someone at school 6.3% had been assaulted 4.7% had been sexually assaulted or raped 4.5% had been robbed at school. Although cyber violence is not confined to any particular physical environment, such as schools, the study results highlighted the relationship between online violence and offline, or more traditional, forms of violence (that is, physical violence). This suggests that cyber violence is just one part of a broader spectrum of violence affecting learners in South Africa. One in five (20%) scholars had experienced some form of cyber bullying or violence in the past year. While concerning, these figures show that cyber violence is not the epidemic that many believe it to be – it is still less prevalent than other forms of school violence.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said parents should help teach children to respect teachers. On October 8, a disciplinary hearing was held for a 14-year-old Johannesburg schoolboy who allegedly punched his teacher at the Jim Fouche Primary School. A pupil who assaulted a teacher, and a classmate who took a video of the assault, were suspended at Glenvista High School earlier this month. Speaking about basic needs such as sanitation and furniture, Motshekga said it was important to ensure that all schools were fully equipped. “With happy children, we can do more,” she said. Motshekga wished the matric class of 2013 well with the end-of-the-year exams. “We can go home satisfied that we have a solid foundation for an education system for a knowledge-based global economy,” she said. Education standards continued to improve because of programmes put in place, she said. - Sapa

Compiled from the School Violence in South Africa: National School Violence Study 2012

Combined victimisations experienced at school (including theft) (%)

Overall victimisation rates (%)

Comparative victimisation rates, 2008 and 2012 (%)

Victimisation by area type (%) The report has presented the findings of the second sweep of the National School Violence Study conducted in 2012. The first sweep was conducted in 2008. Violence at and associated with schools continues to be common across South Africa, and the impact on learners is becoming

Overall victimisation rates (%)

increasingly evident. Equally evident is the association between violence at schools and violence experienced and witnessed in the home and community – a characteristic that lends credence to the need for a whole-school approach that is embedded in a socio-ecological model of violence prevention

Information taken from: School Violence in South Africa: National School Violence Study 2012. Download the full report from: www.

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Makeover for cancer survivor Melissa “With the help of my family, school, friends and my mom, my pillar of strength, and God my Saviour I pulled through. To all my fellow cancer sufferers: hang in there, God has a plan. Stay strong and positive.” - Melissa Payne Congratulations to Melissa Payne (17), a learner of Alberton High School. Her motivational and inspiring cancer survivor story received the most likes on tame TIMES Facebook page (274 likes) and she was chosen for the R1000 makeover, compliments of The Ultimate Day Spa situated at the Rietvlei Zoo Farm. This is Melissa’s story: I am a cancer survivor! I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year, 10 July. I was on a netball tour for Gauteng schools netball representing Alberton High. I had a lump in my neck when returning home from my tour. My mom took me to the Union Hospital. After a week they removed a lump, as there was more now, about four lumps. REWARDED FOR BRAVERY: Miguel Abrahams It was sent for analysis and was positive for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I was referred (tame TIMES), Chantal Willemse (The Ultimate Day to Dr Michaelis at Clinton Oncology Spa) and Melissa Payne, the winner of the makeover. and had a CT scan done and confirmed

it was stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I underwent 12 cycles of chemotherapy and was very ill after each one. I never lost all my hair, I only had bald spots, so I was able to wear hats. With the help of my family, school, friends and my mom, my pillar of strength, and God my saviour I pulled through. I am now 6 months in remission. My hair has grown, and I have been chosen for first team touch rugby. I am so blessed. To all my fellow cancer sufferers: hang in there, God has a plan. Stay strong and positive. Melissa’s makeover includes a full body massage, a facial, a pedicure, a set of nails, a blow wave as well as makeup. Chantal Willemse, owner of The Ultimate Day Spa also donated R5 of every treatment that was booked at the salon towards the Jozi South Half Marathon charity, CANSA. This money will be handed over to CANSA today at Gold Reef City.

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Voting stations for Alberton

Ekurhuleni West College Glenbrack High School Hoërskool Dinamika Jackson Dam Alberton Fire Station Alberview Primary School Bracken Park Community Hall Find out which voting station to use on

Will the youth vote?

Almost one in five young South Africans are undecided voters, according to a survey released on Monday, 21 October. Conducted by Pondering Panda, the study found that 18% of 2 212 people questioned said they had not yet made a decision on who to vote for in the 2014 election. 56% said they had made up their mind, and 26% said they were not planning on voting. The respondents were aged between 18 and 34, and were interviewed on their cell phones across South Africa. Among the race groups, 21% of coloured people questioned said they were undecided. In comparison, 18% of blacks and 17% of whites gave the same answer. Pondering Panda spokesperson Shirley Wakefield said the figures meant there was an important group of voters who had not yet been swayed by any political party. “For the party that can inspire undecided voters and convince apathetic younger people to get out and vote, there could be big gains in 2014.” - SAPA

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Seussical Jr

The Cat in the Hat is back. Dim the lights. The show Seussical Jr began at the National Children’s Theatre yesterday (4 November). The production has been made possible by part of a grant of R3 million from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF). The story centers around Horton the elephant, as he finds himself having to protect his tiny friend, JoJo the Who, and all the other Whos

of Whoville, along with the task of caring for an abandoned egg left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie LaBird while she takes a vacation. Hunters capture Horton and the egg and take them to the travelling circus. Will Horton be able to take care of Mayzie’s egg? Will he find the Whos? This delightful musical combines many favourite Dr Seuss stories and reminds audiences of the power of friendship, loyalty, family and community. When: Mondays to Saturdays (government school term) and Tuesdays to Sundays (school holidays). Dates: 4 November to 22 December Time: 10:30 and 14:30 (government school holidays) Place: National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Ticket prices: Two types of tickets: tickets for chairs and tickets for cushions. Tickets for chairs are R110 and tickets for cushions are R90.

Tickets are on sale now, phone 011 484 1584/5 or e-mail

Stellenbosch at Summer Place

The day (30 October) Sanlam Private Investments hosted the fourth Stellenbosch at Summer Place event, the wind in Johannesburg was excessively strong, making many feel they were

actually in the Cape. However, Gauteng socialites didn’t mind as they were able to indulge in the very best the Stellenbosch Winelands has to offer. An unsurpassed pairing of wines, food, art, music and fashion from the country’s premier wine destination was thoroughly enjoyed. Intimate, engaging and slick, this year the country’s pioneering wine route raised the bar with a more fine-tuned and focused grapesgourmet-and-gallery affair, by flawlessly pairing the finer things in life in one holistic extravaganza. The chef line-up included five of the finest maestros from the Stellenbosch Wine lands: Michael Broughton of Terroir, Bertus Basson of Overture, George Jardine of Jordan Restaurant, Christiaan Campbell of Delaire Graff Estate, and Grégory Czarnecki of Waterkloof Restaurant. Guests were treated to delicious treats, all the while sipping on the top wines of South Africa. There was an air of elegance and decadence floating around the beautiful Summer Place venue and the rich sounds of Zamar only added to the already cultured evening.

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Seether headlining at Park Life Festival

Following the announcement that Seether will be returning to wanting South African fans in November, Joburgers have the opportunity to rock out to the homegrown performers at the second Parklife Festival at Marks Park on 24 November. The festival will be accompanied with incredible local acts such as The Dirty Skirts, ISO, Shortstraw and many more. “We are really excited to present our second Parklife, a unique urban event that is a fullbodied entertainment option. We have an exceptional mix of the best local bands, headliners and some exciting newcomers that we are really proud to have play at our event. Don’t waste a day, get out this summer and have fun,” comments Damon Forbes, Head of Breakout Management. In support of the tour, Seether will release a career retrospective Greatest Hits double CD, which will include a collection of their greatest songs along with three new tracks, rare b-sides and live tracks at the end of October.

The band will embark on a unique, semiacoustic tour, An Intimate Evening with Seether, performing in Cape Town on 22 November and Durban 23 November, in addition to the Parklife tour. Parklife tickets will cost you R295 from Follow PARKLIFE online: Official Website: www.parklifefestival. Facebook: ParklifeSA Twitter at @ParklifeSA Parklife Line up: 2 MAIN STAGES: Jeremy Loops, Graeme Watkins Project Matthew Mole, Farryl Purkiss Beatenberg, Taxi Violence (unplugged) Shortstraw, ISO, The Dirty Skirts Seether. BOS Ice Tea Music Stage: Nakhane Toure, Michael Lowman December Streets, Shaun Jacobs, Beatenberg Electronic Stage: Johnny Neon The Frown

We wish you a swingin’ Christmas

There is only one way to celebrate the festive season in Johannesburg and that’s enjoying Swingin’ Christmas at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on 30 November at 20:00, for one night only. Swingin’ Christmas celebrates the season with everyone’s favourite Christmas Carols swung into a stylish big band sound, starring the fabulous 17-piece Johannesburg Big Band directed by Adam Howard. Audiences will enjoy instantly recognisable hits like Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Let it Snow, Frosty the Snowman, Have Yourself a Merry Christmas, All I Want for Christmas is You and many others, all performed by some of South Africa’s finest vocal talents whilst accompanied by the classic-feel of this big band sound. Let Cito (of WONDERboom fame), Pixie

Bennett (best known as “the dynamite” from Idols Season 5), Tracey-Lee Oliver (Dreamgirls, Motown, Blitz Patrolie) and, introducing a bright new star making his professional stage debut, Yamikani MahakaPhiri, all take you on a journey of pure delight and nostalgia with this show that’s ideal for both young and the young-at-heart, for families and year-end corporate parties and everyone else in between. Guitarist extraordinaire Martin Rocka will make a guest star appearance on rockabilly guitar. Tickets range from R130 - R170 and can be booked by calling The Lyric Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5000 or through Computicket. Swingin’ Christmas is proudly brought to you by The CoLab Network in association with The Lyric Theatre and Johannesburg Big Band.

Goodbye Matric!

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We just couldn’t resist placing the last two Matric Farewell photos we received. Jean Odendal and his partner Elzandri Kruger from Marais Viljoen, as well as Emmanuel Bope and his partner Tako Mukoki from Bracken High looked gorgeous.

LEFT: Jean Odendal and Elzandri Kruger

Emmanuel Bope and Tako Mukoki

Altech NuPay donates to the SPCA

A few weeks ago Alberton SPCA started a 5 cent campaign, whereby we asked the public to donate their 5 cent coins to us to raise much needed funds. To date we’ve raised over R2500, which is brilliant. Kenton Primary School’s coins amounted to R1825, so a huge thank you to the staff, learners and parents for their generosity. We are hoping the other schools in the area will match this total or surpass it! Kenton Primary School has advised that they are almost ready to bring in the next batch of coins. We also invite local companies to take part and if you require a poster to display, please contact Vanja at Altech NuPay recently donated a cheque for R33 000. Thank you Altech NuPay for always supporting us. We would also like to thank the late Charles Leslie Cowburns’ Estate for the amount of R11 852.31 recently deposited into our account. If you wish to remember Alberton SPCA in your will, please contact the office on 011 907 1568 and request our Bequest Leaflet, which gives

all the information. When leaving a donation to the SPCA it is important you specify which SPCA you want the money to go to, such as “I bequeath to the SPCA Alberton the sum of .....” and that way we are sure to receive it. Alberton SPCA has a new Committee and there are lots of exciting things planned for the coming year. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for information. The Facebook page often shows photos of our dogs and cats after adoption and it’s so encouraging to see how well these pets are doing. Christmas is fast approaching and next month sees us start our Christmas stall outside Pick n Pay in Bracken City. In addition, this year we will also be at Alberton City, outside Woolworths, so please come and say hello. Apart from Christmas cards we’ll also have our popular CD calendar for 2014 and these are a bargain at R40 each. We’ll also be collecting dog and cat food and any donations are always gratefully received. Talking of Christmas, make sure you have made plans for your pets when you go away. Many boarding kennels are already getting full, so make sure you get your booking in. If you decide to leave your pets at home with someone coming in to feed them, ask someone else to check it is being carried out. We receive a lot of complaints over the festive season, as people take on the task of feeding realise it’s more work than they’d imagined and simply stop going. Dogs have been known to die of lack of food and water at this time. It is not recommended to leave your dog with chunks and water and hope they’ll be fine in your absence. Please do the right thing. You wouldn’t leave your child at home with just some water and dry biscuits, so why leave your pet? Did you know Alberton SPCA is a beneficiary on the My School card? Why not pop into the SPCA and register or go online at to register your details.

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Keeping green on the road Miss Earth South Africa 2013, Ashanti Mbanga recently took possession of what she deems to be “the most brilliant part of [her] prize package,” a brand new Prius Hybrid vehicle from IMPERIAL Toyota. The relationship between IMPERIAL Toyota and the Miss Earth South Africa (MESA) organisation is a long-standing one, with each of the winners for the past six years being supplied with the latest in hybrid vehicle technology, thus keeping them green on the roads as they travel to educational projects, greening initiatives, social and environmental conferences, workshops and events throughout the year of their reign. The beautifully branded Prius Hybrid, currently being driven by SA’s green ambassador, sports not only a sunroof but a solar panel on the vehicle’s roof for optimisation of energy usage, as well as to power certain LED lights and the air conditioner while the car is locked and awaiting your return. Being a Transport Economics Major at the University of Johannesburg, Mbanga has a deeper understanding than most into the complexities of the transport and logistics industries’ impact on the environment. One of her focus areas is to identify and help public transport modes become a more viable option for commuters, especially with the conversations around e-tolling. She has also been announced as an EWT Ambassador during their 40 year celebration. This means she will be tackling and covering issues that address the effects of modes of transportation, such as the links between the aviation industry and bird strikes, the Gautrain and the problems they face with guinea fowl and other small animals being hit as a result of the train passing through certain reserves and wetland areas. Problems like these need to be addressed in conjunction with corporates like Gautrain and ACSA, so that long-term solutions can be found for future projects. Over and above the introduction of the Auris and Yaris hybrid models to the family, IMPERIAL Toyota have taken a number of steps to further reduce their carbon and resource footprint. This includes the installation of solar panels at their head office, recycling of used motor oil, and the use of a grey water system in the carwash at their dealerships. Mbanga departs for South East Asia in November to share her passion, views and environmental activism with the world as she competes for the coveted title of Miss Earth International 2013 at the 13th annual Miss Earth competition in Manila, Philippines. The theme for this year’s competition, Water Co-operation, was announced earlier this year and coincides with the official UN theme for 2013. Ashanti will showcase the Miss Earth South Africa’s marine and water-focused projects at the international event over November and December.

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Charity begins at home Ndu Ngwenya

ELETHU THEMBA:Keith and Karan Horne with Joyce Mosala (Green) and Christiene Manyaka (Purple).

Local golfer, Keith Horne took time off his busy Sunshine, Asian and European tour schedules to give back to the community around his home course. Eye of Africa became the scene of actualization for the saying ‘charity begins at home’, when along with sponsors he hosted a golf day to raise funds for Elethu Themba Public School. Eye of Africa, Horne’s home course, offered him, as part of a long standing relationship, the

use of the facility to host an annual golf-day. Keith, upon many of his drives out towards Eye of Africa whenever he is not abroad, came face to face with the circumstances confronting learners of the nearby school. With the assistance of his sponsors, Management Company and 50 of his close friends, Horne made it a priority of his to make a difference. The inaugural Keith Horne Charity Day was successfully launched on Friday 26 October. A field made up of what Keith fondly referred to as his friends, took on the 3-year-old golf course, but the winners were without a doubt the learners of Elethu Themba. Speaking to tame TIMES, Keith expressed that professionals and general members of the community need to be more sensitive towards the desperate state of some schools.

“There is a vast difference between Waterstone College (where Keith’s daughters attends school) and Elethu, and I was really excited when Renasa (Horne’s Sponsor) pledged to get involved with this cause through its Read-Ready program,” said Keith. “The money raised through this event will be used for the basics, toiletries, clothing and to make sure the children are given a meal, even during school holidays,” Keith added. Joyce Mosala and Christiene Manyaka, educators at Elethu Themba Public School, joined the entire field of golfers and event sponsors at an awards evening and expressed gratitude towards the organisers, sponsors and players on behalf of their learners. A special thanks to Jonty Walls for a R5000 contribution during an auction which took place at the awards evening.

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What is the MCC?

Sports fans around the world not connected to the game of cricket will wonder what MCC stands for. It is a cricket club based in England; and plays the most cricket fixtures in a calendar year than any other By Craig Norris club, cricket franchise or National team. By now the avid cricket fan will know that I am talking about Marylebone Cricket Club. The MCC was founded in 1787 and presented the laws of cricket in 1788. Based at the Lords Cricket Ground in London, it not only boasts a list of members whom have graced the game, but also owns the Lords Cricket Ground. Not many of you will have realised this, unless you have done the virtual tour of Lords. Archbishop Emeritus DM Tutu, Rudi Koertzen, Brian Lara, Dickie Bird, Mr Cricket, Mike Hussey and the list goes on. The above gentleman are a part of that long list of people that the MCC have granted Honorary Life Membership to. There is so much good that the MCC does behind the scenes in pumping money into the development of the game. Many past test cricketers have represented the MCC in games across the world and together have promoted the game in the small rural communities that are only now realising what a great game cricket is. A handful of South African cricket players names are also on the Honours Boards at Lords. It is a test player’s ultimate dream to see if he or she can have their named etched onto one of these boards, for scoring a century or taking a fiver (Taking five wickets) and ensuring that they are a part of the history of both Lords and the MCC.

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Pirates keep dream alive Patrick Monyobo 011 862 8500

05 November 2013

SA athletes dominate at 5150 African Championship

Photo by Zoon Cronje

Stale mate: Champions League fixture ends in a hard fought draw. The first leg of the CAF Champions League (CAFCL) saw South African hopes almost dashed in the 14th minute at the Orlando Stadium. Egyptian giants, Al Ahly took on Orlando Pirates in a nail-biting game that ended in a draw (1-1). Ahly drew first blood through an Abu-Treika free kick, which was as a result of a foul by Pirates winger Matlaba. Throughout the beginning stages of the first half the Egyptians had Pirates on the back foot, but unfortunately had a 50th minute goal disallowed after the referee’s assistant made a bad call. As the half drew to a close, the

younger Pirates team seemed to start gaining momentum over the visitors. Pirates came out looking much better in the second half, trying to break down Ahly’s shaky but stubborn defence. The game continued in this exciting fashion, yet no goals were realised until the 89th minute when Thabo Matlaba was rewarded for his hard work. The result keeps South African hopes alive, although Ahly have a slight edge going into the second leg of the final, which will be a home fixture for the seven time CAFCL winners.

Champion Boxing Results

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Sarel Venter (red trunks) and Jonathan Sam (blue trunks) recently participated in a boxing tournament hosted at New Ville (Johannesburg). The two Champion Boxing fighters both represented Alberton well, bringing home winners trophies. The two are pictured above with trainers Basie Thesner (black jacket) and Gert de Klerk (white jacket). Any enquiries on Champion Boxing can be directed to Gert at: 082 261 1346

South African athletes dominated the inaugural Ekurhuleni 2150 African challenge held at the Germiston Lake on 3 November. Henri Schoeman and Andrea Steyn put in a valiant effort to claim their titles as the 5150 African Champions. From the start, Henri Schoeman was looking strong and ready to put up a fight to claim his title. Schoeman was the first athlete to complete the 1.5km swim with a 2 minute lead over chasers Antony Costes (FRA) and Wikus Weber (RSA). Schoeman took his lead onto the bike and managed to hold the Frenchman off for most of the way. He didn’t lead the entire way though as Costes took the lead around 34km into the bike leg, but Schoeman kept him in his sights all the way until T2. Costes entered T2 in first place but Schoeman was right behind. A quicker transition ensured that Schoeman could exit T2 first and be the first athlete out on the 10km run. Wikus Weber entered T2 in third making up a top three mimicking the swim exit. The young South African kept up the fighting spirit for the duration of the run to come home first in a time of 01:55:30 winning by over 2 minutes. Costes held his second place to finish in 01:57:58. Weber made up the final podium position in 01:58:33. In an exciting race the top ladies fought amongst themselves to claim the 515 African Championship title. The Czech racer Lucie Reed was the first out of the water, coming out in an overall 6th place amongst the men. She was followed by Corinne Berg (RSA) and Andrea Steyn (RSA). However, Reed’s 5 minute lead on the bike didn’t prove to be enough to fight off Steyn’s strong biking and running abilities. With only 10km to play with, Steyn exited T2 and got started with a strong pace. After a big effort on the bike, Reed could not maintain the same momentum on the run while Steyn looked strong. On the second lap of the run Steyn managed to cut the gap and pass Reed before running to victory in a time of 02:09:24. Reed came over the line in 2nd place with a 02:10:31, while Lauren Dance finished third 5 minutes later in 02:15:38.

Tame times alberton 5 nov 2013  

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