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will have to be on top of their game if they want to win the tournament. However, I will be happy if we can end up in the top six”. Nacerodien also delivered a message to the teams and everybody who helped organise the event. “From my side I wish everyone best of luck. The community of Belthorn has been superb, and they are ready to welcome the world to their area.” Tickets cost R20 per day from Computicket. For more information visit the website at www.jwwc2011.co.za Stand a chance of winning a set of double tickets with People’s Post. To enter, SMS your name, contact number and ID number to 34586 by 11:00 on Wednesday 7 December. SMSs cost R1,50.

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Creating jobs, touching lives – it’s a gift THIS week, Proudly South African (Proudly SA) features essay GIFTS and the role the company plays in making a real difference in touching lives and creating sustainable jobs in South Africa. “In May 2006 essay GIFTS secured its first order from the City of Johannesburg for 5 000 gifts and this created temp jobs for 50 people, in an area with an 80 percent unemployment rate,” says Beatrice Delpierre, operations di-

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sult is either death or living in pain for the rest of your life,” says Edwards. Another concerned resident, Rasheeda Goldsmith, has two sons who are frequently yelled at when crossing the lines, and she encourages her boys to use the footbridge provided. “I always catch them running across the lines, but if anybody walking past here sees an easier route to the opposite side, then what do you think they will do?” Goldsmith laughed. Faried Adams also raised concerns around the fence, highlighting the poor state of the fencing and the type of fencing being used. He said the “cheaply manufactured” fence was easy to break down and would always be vandalised by the passer-by or people within the community. “I don’t see the point in fixing something that will be broken down a month later. The council should rather think of building more footbridges for people to cross,” he said.

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HANDPRINT: Scores of children were overjoyed when Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Desmond Tutu HIV/Aids Youth Centre in Masipumelele, near Kommetjie, on World Aids Day, Thursday 1 December. Tutu took time out to raise awareness of HIV/Aids and also put his handprint on a wall at the centre. Photo: Yunus Mohamed

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According to Matya, effective town planning, law enforcement and economic measures to mitigate the general socio-economic circumstances can assist in the reduction of vandalism. He added that Metrorail encouraged communities to safeguard fences erected for their safety and to report vandalised fences to the toll-free call centre on 0800 65 64 63. “The information assists us in the prioritising of the region’s fencing projects,” Matya concluded.

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Tuesday 6 December 2011

CALENDAR MUTTS: Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre is raising funds for township an­ imal sterilisations. This is the only way to curb the suffering, ill­ ness and starvation endured by unwanted animals, according to the Centre. The de­ sign and printing of the calendars was do­ nated and all funds raised go toward the Sterilisation Fund. Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre aims to steri­ lise 2000 animals in 2012. Calendars are R100 each. Please contact Di 082 375 8299 or Terry 082 784 4315 for collec­ tion/delivery. Or help a township dog by do­ nating new or used collars and leashes and help get rid of the chains on township dogs. visit www.uit­ sig.org.za Photo: Supplied

TEARS street collection TEARS, The Emma Animal Rescue Society, is looking for volunteers to help with its street collection on Saturday 17 December. If you are able to assist, phone Marge on (021) 785-7014 or email marge@tears.org.za.

Rock solid talk with Dr John THE Historical Society holds its next meeting on 12 December in the auditorium of The Observatory starting at 20:00. The speaker is Dr John Rogers of UCT’s Department of Geological Sciences. His topic is “There is more to rocks than meets the eye”. All are welcome to attend and visitors are charged R20. For further information, contact Sybil Havenga on (021) 761-4770.

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Point your little toes Boys and girls aged six or seven are required for the ICB training programme at Dance For All – a non-profit organisation in Athlone. Childen over eight who have

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Talented teen aims for glory and that is the message that should come across to all BEAUTY, brains and youngsters,” says Clement. sheer determination are Her list of achievements driving a 15-year-old girl is testimony to her ability to towards a place in the fimake her mark in the funals of the Miss SA Teen ture, as she also has her 2011 pageant. Western Province colours for hip hop. Saskia Tiana Clements Earlier this year, Clement is the youngest contestant represented South Africa at at this year’s pageant and the IDO World Hip Hop the Blouberg teen says her Championships in Austria, main aim is to “make a difwhere she walked away ference in people’s lives”. with her South African “Many teens are not BEAUTY: Saskia Tiana Clem­ Team colours, which ranks aware of what they are ca- ents Photo: Supplied 13th on the World stage, but pable of and I want to use number one in the country. this platform to inspire them by motivating Harnessing her skills as a tool, Clement is and uplifting them, making them realise that teaching hip hop at the SOS Children’s Vilall things are possible,” says Clements. lage in Thornton. She enjoys the odd song or two, with dance “I believe education is key to unlocking moves, and hopes to pursue a career in the one’s potential and I would like to educate performing arts. She has starred in her the youth around the positives and negatives school plays “Annie the Musical” and of social networking,” says Clement. “Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat”. Her long-term goal is to obtain a degree in Last year, Clement was part of a perform- Business Science and ultimately a MBA. ing arts tour to New York, where she could “Having a good business mind in any calive out aspects of her dream through sing- reer will be beneficial for my future and wining, dancing and acting. ning this title would give me a good platform The talented teenager also released her as well as a marketing tool to kickstart my first pop single, “Let’s make the World career in the performing arts.” Dance” under the name Tiana, which has The Miss SA Teen 2011 pageant will be held aired on Good Hope FM. at Sun City on Saturday 10 December, where “It was an extremely proud moment, but Miss SA Teen 2010, Mikaela Oosthuizen, will it required lots of hard work and dedication hand over the crown. TAURIQ HASSEN

Unemployed but not idle A GROUP of unemployed people will host a live entertainment and karaoke party at the Jolly Carp in Retreat from 20:00 on Friday 9 December.

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Street renaming to represent all cultures

The City made the announcement on Thursday 1 December after the recently formed Naming Committee tasked the City’s Sub-Councils and the Public Participation Unit with starting a public participation process for the renaming. Councillor Brett Heron, chairman of the Naming Committee, said it was important that street names were representative of all cultures and groups in the City. “It’s important because the naming of streets and places is often done by governments around the world to commemorate events or people,” said Herron. “Naming has a symbolic value and the history of South Africa is such that most of the street names were chosen during a period where the government only recognised one part of the community. “So they only commemorate one part of the community and aren’t necessarily significant to other cultures.” “What the renaming looks at is making sure the symbolism that is expressed through naming reflects the full diversity of the city. It’s part of our promise to reflect the full diversity of the city.” According to Herron, the process of renaming these 31 streets was started by the City’s previous administration in 2007, when a panel of experts suggested the renaming to the mayor after considering suggestions from the public. The 31 streets include several roads in the city centre, including a section of Castle Street – which could be renamed Krotoa Street (after a Koina interpreter who worked for the Dutch East India Company), Coen Steytler Avenue – which could be renamed Walter Sisulu Avenue (after the former ANC president) and Hans Strydom Avenue – which could be renamed Albert Luthuli Avenue (after another former ANC president). The cost of renaming the streets is not yet

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known but Herron said that the City believed the benefits of renaming the streets were worth the amount that would be spent. “The city has to spend money of many aspects of daily life. “We also need to spend money to make sure that people feel included. It is part of our mandate to build an inclusive city,” said Herron. “To rename Helen Suzman Boulevard cost R25 000 and that’s a big road. Some of the roads that are being renamed are fairly small roads so they won’t cost that much.” “Street signs are not expensive and we need to weigh up the value of building an inclusive city against the small cost of changing the streets sign, and the cost is relatively small.” The public participation process will start in mid January after the council returns from its month-long break. It is not yet known when the process will be completed. The Renaming Committee will also meet next year to discuss plans to amend the City’s naming policy. Herron added that individuals who would be directly affected by the renaming of streets, such as those who live in a street earmarked for renaming, would be contacted directly by the City. The streets in the southern peninsula which could be renamed are: . First Road, Grassy Park – Isaac Jacobs Road. .Jan Smuts Drive (from Klipfontein Road to Strandfontein Road) – Dullah Omar Drive .Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne – Iman Haron Road .Long Street, Mowbray – Reverend Theo Kotze Street .Milner Road, Observatory – SV Petersen Street .Selwyn Road, Woodstock – Fort Knokke Road .Vanguard Drive (Between Goodwood and Mitchell’s Plain) – Govan Mbeki Drive .The Wittebome Civic centre in Wynberg and the Athlone Civic Centre could be renamed the Wynberg Civic Centre and the Athlone Coline Williams Civic Centre.

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Keep sewers running smoothly THE City of Cape Town incurs a cost of around R60 million a year to clear sewer blockages.

GRAND OCCASION: Yesterday (Monday), Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille (far left) unveiled the new name for Oswald Pirow Street, which will now officially be known as Christiaan Barnard Street. On the right are Barnard’s children Deidre Visser, Armin Barnard, Lara Barnard and Christiaan Barnard Junior. Photo: Lulama Zenzile

As it has a limited budget which is divided according to needs, the money spent on repairing and clearing blockages could rather be spent on other community requirements. Blockages are generally caused by foreign objects such as sheepskin, sheep skull, shoes, clothing, cutlery, newspapers, sanitary towels, disposable nappies, tyres and many

more items that are disposed of via toilets and manholes into the sewer on a daily basis. Foreign objects are either flushed or dumped deliberately into the sewer system. This causes the system to block because it was not designed for these items, resulting in sewage overflowing into the streets and illness caused by waterborne diseases due to exposure to such unhealthy environments. This also, inevitably, causes damage to municipal infrastructure. In an attempt to reduce or

eliminate future blockages, the City’s Water Pollution Control Department encourages residents to ensure that all foreign objects are disposed of in refuse bins and skips. To ensure that sewage systems run without a glitch, report broken and missing gully grids, rodding eyes and manhole covers as well as also blocked and overflowing sewers and water pollution to the City’s call centre on 0860 10 30 89; via SMS to 31373 or send an e-mail to WaterTOC@capetown.gov.za.

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No lead required? Really? TERESA’S well written article demands a response from the community. (“The law relating to dogs”, People’s Post, 29 November) May I offer a few comments and suggestions? Dogs are guided by instinct, are territorial and defensive of their territory, can be unpredictable, prone to bite and or attack without warning, mess the roads, pavements, forest paths and play areas and can carry rabies. Therefore, it is imperative that dogs be on a leash and in the custody of their owners at all times. Owners must take responsibility to keep the environment clean. Irresponsible habits of dog owners with respect to public areas

Your SMSes . Many women who go to the pubs in Observatory on their own end up being raped. Doggone bylaws . Ban dogs from public places and allow our children to run free on beaches, in forests and in public places. . My child was attacked by three dogs whose owner declared his dogs were “under control”. My child now has a grave fear of dogs and does not want to go to the beach for fear of being attacked! I say no dogs should be allowed in any public place. Let them have designated beach and forest areas where they and their careless owners can go. More animal matters

must change. Hence the bylaw should be reflective of the needs of all in the community. Bold and clear signs should specify times when owners may allow their dogs to “run free”; maybe in the morning and evening. This “privilege” should be conditional, in order to accommodate ratepayers like myself to feel safe when dogs are around on beaches, soccer fields, trim parks, mountain paths and forest paths. How else can the safety of children and adults be secured if not enforced by realistic, logical and fair by-laws? FAKIER JESSA Woodstock

. Some people want to spoil everyone else’s fun with fireworks just because they won’t train or control their animals. . Yes, my heart broke for the horse and it breaks daily for drug victims who are treated just as badly. They are made to steal, beg, be used as prostitutes and they are dehumanised. Just a thought . There are so many people waiting for land claims. They are getting old. Can the Land Claims Commission speed things up, because the government put money aside for this. Please can you make us proud as soon as possible? . Will somebody please help me find builder Abdul Ryklief, formerly from Lansdowne? Phone 078 014 2451. . Affirmative action only confirms racism.

. I just want to know if there are more people out there who have not been counted for the census? After three calls to the call centre, I have still not received a response. I understand that there is a fine if you weren’t counted? Woodstock resident . Does anybody know about the payment of a military pension to people who fought in World War II? By the way . Hi Keith, the correct expression is: “Vir ’n appel en ’n ei”, which is Dutch for “egg”! Fred . All you people do is moan in this section! Why don’t you get involved or do something to better the situations that you moan about? Anon . The ANC said “The people shall govern”. Did they mean “The people shall suffer”? Ex-ANC

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YOUNG woman and her family’s lives have been turned upside down for nearly a year after she was diagnosed with XDR (extensively drug resistant) TB. Andaleeb Rinquest-January (27), a bubbly, strong and independent woman, was in her prime when she discovered she had a rare form of TB which is life threatening, in February. Since her diagnosis it has been an uphill battle for her family and friends. Andaleeb’s health deteriorated as she lost her appetite. She has to take 10 tablets a day, is bed-ridden, needs 24-hour care and weighs only 30kg. “It has been a difficult to see my eldest daughter like this,” says her mother, Shanaaz Rinquest. “It all began in November when she had a bad cough. She regularly saw the doctor and the diagnosis would always be flu/cold or throat infection, followed by a course of antibiotic treatment, but she never got better.” In February Andaleeb noticed a growth under her armpit. The gland was drained in a surgical procedure but the growth returned. “This prompted doctors to take samples of the gland and send them for testing. The test returned positive for TB. Andaleeb was then put on firstline drugs in the treatment of standard TB. “She was feeling tired all the time and resigned from her job, losing her medical aid.”

Victoria Hospital doctors discovered she was resisting the standard treatment. More tests were done and the results showed strains of resistant TB cultures. Andaleeb was then classified as having MDR (multiple drug resistant) TB. Doctors said that she would have to be on second-line drugs for two years and also receive a daily injection at the clinic for six months. She was discharged from the hospital to be treated at home. Riedaur Rinquest, Andaleeb’s brother, says the family watched as Andaleeb’s health deteriorated. “Her appetite decreased to such an extent that she wasn't consuming much needed daily nutrients. After a collapse she was sent to Brooklyn Chest Hospital. This is when it was determined she was a pre XDR (extensively drug resistant) TB case.” The family tells People’s Post that this is where Andaleeb’s health took a turn for the worst. “She no longer felt positive with this news and from then on her condition became much worse,” says her mother. “She was in a ward where three patients died and Andaleeb had to see all this. We then made a tough decision and took her out of the hospital to care for her at home. It was really difficult journey,” says Shanaaz. “She needed 24-hour care as her medication needs to be given at certain times. During the day I would care for her and at night her husband did.” Refaat January, Andaleeb’s husband, investigated and he discovered that the UCT Academic Pri-

HAPPIER TIMES: Andaleeb and Re­ faat on their wedding day.

BEFORE: Andaleeb Rinquest­Janu­ ary (27) before she was diagnosed.

AFTER: Pictured here is Andaleeb after she was diagnosed.

vate Hospital was the only private medical facility able to treat these TB cases. Andaleeb was examined by professors who said she needed to be hospitalised for six months. That would cost R120 000 upfront and R120 000 each month she is at the facility. The Rinquest and January family managed to gather the money, but now they need to continue to raise R120 000 a month. She has been admitted in UCT for two weeks now, and the family say they are hopeful she will get better. “I am looking forward to the day

Andaleeb is cured and can walk out of here,” says Refaat. “I need to be strong and positive for her.” Refaat says Andaleeb seems to be on a slow road to recovery. The newspaper visited Andaleeb’s facebook page and although she has a life-threatening illness, she was posting positive messages encouraging people not to feel sorry for her. In a bid to raise the funds the family has set up various shows. They are also aiming for a minimum of about 2000 people to assist with a donation booklet of R60 per month for the six-month period.

The Rinquest and January family appeal to all to assist to save Andaleebs life. They would also like to thank everybody for there support so far. Anyone who would like more information about Andaleeb, the variety shows or would like to support in anyway should call Refaat on 082 301 7733 or Riedaur on 084 311 1163, or visit the facebook link: Support Andaleeb Rinquest-January.

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brought stability with first time tackling. He also partners well with Nazeer Allie who joined Ajax this season. In previous games, after Clinton Daniels left for Sundowns, firmness was missing in the team, but Booth’s vast experience is marshalling the troops at the back. And with inspirational captain Granwald Scott and Brent Carelse back from injury, Ajax found their momentum going forward in Sunday’s game. However, despite the Urban Warriors sealed win, a concern for head coach Maarten Stekelenburg must be that his strikers wasted numerous chances in front of goal yesterday. Ajax moved up to seventh place and surely expected to win more games. Who knows, maybe they coming out of the slump

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