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SILVERMINE

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he creatures protected at Silvermine wetlands have been immortalised in beautiful mosaics, and the public can now donate towards keeping these animals safe too. The new addition of the intricately designed mosaics depicting the animals at Silvermine are the efforts of the Riverine Rovers, who would like to get visitors involved in the fight to save the animals who make home there. The mosaics were created at Creative Space arts studio in Clovelly, and the installation of the project coincided with World Environment Day, which was celebrated on 5 June. The Riverine Rovers are a group of residents in the peninsula who are passionate about the eco-system. Caron Auret, a member of the group, explains: “We made some mosaics depicting the various animals and insects that you find there and installed them near the walkway of the wetlands, as part of the wetlands project in the Silvermine wetlands area.” She continues, explaining that each work of art is complete with a Snapscan barcode, for visitors to donate money to save the endangered species. “It is crucial to keep the area as pristine as possible because it is a breeding ground for harders (South African mullet fish). The Cape otters have come back in the last year and we haven’t seen them in many years, and it’s also a big area for leopard toads – it’s also their breeding grounds; so it’s precious for us to keep it going,” she elaborates. The group’s hope is to generate funds in order to improve the area for wildlife to flourish, and to aid the man who maintains the wetlands, Albert Mpatipeli. “We need to raise the profile of the wetlands and the need to get community support to help fund the gardener, Albert, who works there weekly to keep the paths open and litter-free,” explains Kim Kruyshaar, owner of the environmental auditing company, Green Audits in Action (GAIA). According to Auret, Mpatipeli also works on eradicating the wetlands of alien plants and ensuring that all biodiversity is surviving in optimum conditions. In addition to the maintenance of the area, the group hopes that enough money will be generated to rebuild the walkway around the wetlands. The revamp of the walkway, according to Auret, could cost in the region of R100 000. The wetlands are a popular hotspot for birdwatchers and Auret encourages all visitors, watchers, hikers and the likes to take a look at the new installations and donate towards a worthy cause.

The Western Leopard Toad inhabits the Silvermine wetlands and has been immortalised in a mosaic.


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Homeless benefits from acts of kindness project TARRYN-LEIGH SOLOMONS @TARRYNS07 People's Post is published by WP Media, a subsidiary of Media24. FALSE BAY 30 972 copies distributed Tuesdays to the following areas: Marina da Gama, Lakeside, Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Welcome Glen, Da Gama Park, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn, Glencairn Heights, Glen Marine, Glen Ridge, Fish Hoek, Clovelly, Sun Valley, Sunnydale, Faerie Knowe, Imhoff's Gift, Capri Village, Kommetjie, Simon's Town and Noordhoek. OTHER EDITIONS People's Post also has the following nine standalone editions: Woodstock / Maitland (16 391) Mitchell's Plain (83 340) Retreat (23 423) Grassy Park (21 838) Lansdowne (21 130) Athlone (30 252) Constantia / Wynberg (30 069) Claremont / Rondebosch (30 843) Atlantic Seaboard / City (29 246) Total print order: 318 495 WHOM TO CONTACT EDITOR: Thulani Magazi Email: Thulani@media24.com REPORTER: Racine Edwardes Email: Racine.Edwardes@media24.com SALES MANAGER: Shafiek Braaf Tel: 021 910 6615 Email: Shafiek.braaf@peoplespost.co.za MAIN BODY ADVERTISING: Michael Roberts Tel: 021 910 6526 E-mail: michael.roberts@media24.com CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: 087 353 1328 Email: classifieds@peoplespost.co.za PRESS CODE, CORRECTIONS People's Post subscribes to the South African Press Code and we are committed to journalism that is honest, accurate, fair and balanced. Under our editorial policy, we invite readers to comment on the newspaper's content and we correct significant errors as soon as possible. Please send information to the news editor at Thulani@media24.com or phone 021 910 6500. Alternately, please contact the Ombudsman of Media24's Community Press, George Claassen at george.claassen@media24.com or 083 543 2471. Complaints can also be sent to the SA Press Ombudsman on telephone 021 851 3232 or via email khanyim@ombudsman.org.za or johanr@ombudsman.org.za

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n additional 18 homeless people can now be accommodated at Elim Nightshelter after staff of WP Media (publishers of People’s Post, City Vision and TygerBurger) put notebooks and pens aside to make emergency waterproof sleeping bags for the shelter. This was in conjunction with Media24’s #1000 Acts of Kindness project. The sleeping bags are made with newspaper and plastic, creating a warm, portable and waterproof emergency sleeping bag for those in need. Manager of the shelter Shafiek Ortell says homeless people come knocking at their door every day. “We have a lot of street people coming to the gates of Elim Night Shelter daily. They normally come for a meal and not for accommodation as they prefer to live on At the back are Paul Breytenbach and Patricia Abrahams. In front are Liza Ortell (Elim the streets due to addictions and couples housemother), Shanaaz Karan, Irfaan Saban, Anthony Maroon, David White and Rosetta not wanting to separate. Stuurman. PHOTO: TARRYN-LEIGH SOLOMONS “We have 70 beds and 15 mattresses, therefore, we cater for 85 adults sleeping here “We think it’s amazing as we are currently at The Barnyard Theatre in Bellville on 12 Septemdaily,” explains Shafiek. out of mattresses. Now we can at least cater ber at 20:00. Tickets cost R160. For bookings and Housemother Liza Ortell says she is gra- to 18 more homeless people,” she says. information call Shafeek Ortell on 061 414 8993 or teful for the efforts of the WP Media team: V Elim Nightshelter will be hosting a fundraiser email elimnightshelter@telkomsa.net.

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Workshops to help matrics Matric learners are invited to attend examination preparation workshops hosted by The Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory this August The first workshop takes place on Saturday 17 August and will cover life sciences. The workshop on Saturday 24 August will focus on physical science These workshops aim to sharpen their skills and strategies to enable them to perform better in their final exams. Entry is R60 per learner and local businesses are urged to consider sponsoring underprivileged individuals or a school group. Booking is necessary and forms are available on www.ctsc.org.za. V To find out more about funding the needy contact 083 276 9501 or akash@ctsc.org.za.

Do you know elder superheroes who, despite their age and social circumstances, go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities? Nominate them now for a Community Champions Elders Award. Through the awards, now in its fourth year, People’s Post, TygerBurger and City Vision, in partnership with Spec-Savers, aim to honour those awesome elders who are making a profound difference in their communities­. He, or she, could be the older, active neighbourhood watch patroller walking the streets at 04:00, feeding the children in their street, driving the sick to the clinic, knitting beanies and blankets for unwanted babies or giving free boxing lessons to keep the youth off the streets, all out of their own pockets. Tell us what wonderful deeds they’ve done for their community.

Nominations close on Tuesday 27 August Elders making a difference can once again be nominated in one of two categories: “70-80 years” or “80 plus”. Six finalists will be selected and notified by Tuesday 3 September. All their wonderful deeds will be featured in the newspaper in the weeks following, whereafter our readers can vote for the People’s Choice win-

ner. The winners in both categories, as well as the People’s Choice winner, will be announced at a morning tea in Cape Town on Saturday 12 October.

How to nominate Download the nomination form on the People’s Post, TygerBurger or City Vision Facebook pages or request one from cecilia@media24.com or call 021 910 6500. Alternatively, collect one from our office located in the Bloemhof Building (3rd floor), 112 Edward Road, Bellville. Nomination forms are also available at the following Spec-Savers stores: . Bayside Centre, Table View; . Blue Route Mall, Tokai; . CapeGate Shopping Centre, Brackenfell; . Cavendish Square, Claremont; . Canal Walk, Century City; . Kenilworth Centre; . Khayelitsha Shopping Centre; . Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek; . N1 City Mall, Goodwood; . Parow Centre; . The Promenade Mall, Mitchell’s Plain . Tygervalley Shopping Centre, Bellville; . Vangate Mall, Athlone and . Zevenwacht Mall, Kuils River.

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Gatvol to face charges after R1.5m in damages KAMVA SOMDYALA

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he City of Cape Town has laid criminal charges against the controversial group Gatvol Capetonians. Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith has confirmed that the City has laid charges against the leader of the movement, Fadiel Adams. According to Gatvol Capetonians, the protest held on Thursday 8 August had been aimed at highlighting the plight of backyard dwellers in the province and how they had been neglected as far as housing opportunities were concerned. Heeding the movement’s call, several communities in Cape Town took to the streets to block off several entrances to major roads. Smith said the total preliminary cost of damages incurred during the protest had been estimated to be more than R1.5m. “The protests caused damages to road surfaces X which will deteriorate much more rapidly due to the fire damage and will require resurfacing X in the seven areas as well as damage to traffic lights and streetlights. He bemoaned the loss of resources in other areas as a result of having to deploy more law enforcement personnel to affected areas. “Damages to infrastructure is easier to calculate than the cost of emergency and policing staff who were unavailable due to the requirement for them to protect loss of life and infrastructure at the sites of protest,” said Smith. “The City has laid criminal charges relating to incitement to violence and other offences against the national spokesperson of the organisation responsible for the illegal protests and more may follow in the next few days.” ‘I am being persecuted’ Adams said Thursday’s shutdown was “moderately successful” and said he is being “persecuted by the City of Cape Town”. According to Smith, Cape Town mayor Dan Plato had attempted to contact the organiser of the protest but that Adams had not answered or returned Plato’s calls since the beginning of the week. Adams said this was not true and that he did not understand why he was being charged with incitement of violence when he had told the City that the protests would be peaceful.

Have your say on Coastal By-law Capetonians are urged to attend public hearings about draft Coastal Bylaw. The purpose of the draft Coastal By-law is to better protect and manage the coastline which is one of Cape Town’s most valued assets. Residents can attend the hearing on 15 August from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Fish Hoek Subcouncil Chambers, at Central Circle.

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The fire that tore through Masiphumelele last month is believed by some residents to have been caused by a man who cooked while intoxicated.

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Locals theory on the cause of Masi fire RACINE EDWARDES @RaeEdwardes

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rate Masiphumelele residents believe that one man’s attempt to cook up a midnight snack could have been the cause of the fatal fire which claimed one life and the homes of more than a thousand people.

In the early hours of Monday 29 July, a fire erupted in the informal settlement, which took almost seven hours to extinguish. Nathi Cebisi, a resident who was not affected by the fire as his home falls just outside of the parameter of the shacks that were destroyed, says the community shares a theory of how it started.

“All of this happened because of one person who was cooking while he was drunk,” he says. He added that many of the residents feel that the fire was caused as a direct result of a certain man’s continuous attempts to cook while drunk. “They’ve chased him away from this section before because he always does this, but

he keeps coming back and now so many people are homeless,” he says. Sergeant Leon Fortuin confirms that an inquest docket has been opened, but cannot confirm the cause of the fire at this stage. V Anyone with information on the fire is kindly requested to contact Detective Constable Mbulelo Mendara on 021 783 8300.


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STEENBERG

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hy enter the Steenberg Vineyards annual Spring Trail Run? Yes, it will be fun and good for you, but for many, the motivation will be what is waiting for them at the finishing line X a glass of Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. This is the second year that participants in the 5km or 10km run or walk will receive this treat, served in a stemless flute glass, no less. And they can take the glass home with them. “It is something to remember the day by,”

says Steenberg Vineyards marketing manager, Heather Poulos. “We introduced it at last year’s race and people absolutely loved it. The stemless flute glass also fits perfectly in the dishwasher.” The trail run, which will take place on Sunday 1 September has proved hugely popular since its inception seven years ago. “The trail run gives visitors to the farm the chance to experience parts of the vineyards that they don’t usually get to see. “It’s our way of giving back and saying thank you to the community for their continued support,” said Poulos.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds as well as donations on the day will go towards helping the True North Vrygrond Early Childhood Development (ECD) project. True North partners with pre-school principals and teachers to provide quality care to young children in the Vrygrond community located near Muizenberg. This year’s race will allow for an impressive 400 entries. “Tickets usually go fast. We encourage people to sign up for pre-race registration. It will take place on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August from 15:00 to 18:00 outside the tasting room,” says Poulus.

All pre-registered participants will receive a complimentary wine tasting voucher for two. The trail run, which kicks off at 07:00, will start and finish at the Steenberg Vineyards tasting room with water and wine refreshment stations en route. Breakfast treats and coffee will be available for purchase before the start and during the course of the morning from various food and coffee vendors. Bistro Sixteen82, serving bistro-style fare, will also be open for reservations. A host of great prizes will be up for grabs after the race. Tickets are priced at R180 per person for both distances. Entry for children under the age of 12 is free. Tickets are available online at www.webtickets.co.za V For more information on how to assist the project contact natalie@steenbergfarm.com.

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able Mountain Cableway is back in business. It opened on Monday 12 August, a week earlier than expected. Annual maintenance and routine checks, begun on Monday 8 July, was scheduled for completion on Monday 19 August. Managing director Wahida Parker announced the reopening of the cableway at a media briefing at the popular tourist destination on Wednesday 7 August. She invites guests to visit

and enjoy the views once again. She applauds the team of technicians for their good work and for finishing ahead of schedule. She says the annual maintenance is necessary to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to abide by the rules regulating the cableway. “Annual maintenance is non-negotiable and ensures we can continue to safely and efficiently showcase our beautiful mountain to more than one million visitors each year – a responsibility and honour that we do not take lightly,” Parker says. Technicians say the work

went smoothly despite unpredictable weather. Technical manager Emile Streicher says they replaced the heel and haul ropes, and also tested and replaced the loadbearing components on the cabins. The mechanical overhaul of the rotating floors and cabin door mechanisms in the cable cars were also completed, as well as the maintenance of the hydraulic and brake system. He attributes the good work to great team spirit from all who were involved.

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WOMEN’S MONTH

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inding balance between work and family life in a fast-paced environment can place significant pressure on women, affecting their mental and physical health. In celebration of International Women’s Day, which is observed annually on 9 August, the provincial department of health encourages women to prioritise their health and to work with them to find ways to improve their mental and general well-being. “Finding balance in our competitive society takes a strain on our women and families and by improving the health of women, this, in turn, enhances the productivity, social and economic participation and development of families. “We are highlighting the importance of prevention and promotion of wellness to build healthy, resilient, wellness-conscious individuals, and families throughout the province,” says Western Cape minister of health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo. The department highlights the services available to women at its health facilities and women are encouraged to take full advantage of their free access to a range of health services available at any public health clinic in the province. The following services are available to women: contraception; pregnancy testing; termination of pregnancy (TOP); antenatal (pre-birth) health care; birth/labour services; post-natal (after-birth) health care; cervical cancer screening; menopause care; tuberculosis (TB) and HIV screening and care; chronic condition care and management; sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment and youth-friendly clinics. They also offer counselling and screening services, which include referrals for mam-

mograms, information on self-examination for breast cancer, general information regarding nutrition and wellness, sexual abuse and rape counselling; as well as mental health screening, counselling and care. The department’s services are not only limited to more mature women, but also available to young women and girls who are particularly vulnerable living in societies with many social challenges. To empower them, the department has partnered with Nacosa to continue with the Young, Women and Girls programme in the Cape Metro Klipfontein area. This programme, which has been funded for another three years by Global Fund, focuses on increasing retention in school, decreasing the HIV incidence and teenage pregnancy, accelerate prevention to reduce new HIV and TB infections and STIs, decrease gender-based violence and increase economic opportunities for our young girls and women living in the Cape Flats. “To ensure that the department reaches its Healthcare 2030 goal towards becoming more person-centred, a Whole of Society Approach (WOSA) is required whereby all roleplayers, partners and government bodies work together to ensure that our women and their families healthcare and other social needs are met to ensure a healthier and more well-balanced lifestyle in the home,” says Mbombo. The Community-Based Services unit of the department partners with non-profit organisations (NPOs) to help women in need find well-balanced lifestyles by utilising Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) to conduct home assessments and assist in finding suitable healthcare assistance, as well as linkages for the family to local clinics

and other government institutions. These home visits by community healthcare workers and healthcare professionals to women and families who are unable to visit their local health facility, form part of a new initiative introduced by the department called the Community Orientated Primary Care (COPC) project. One participant in the COPC project is Sandra Mentoor (67) from Eastridge. She receives a state pension and is the sole breadwinner to a household of five. Mentoor neglected her health to take care of her family and put food on the table. “I was very sceptical when the community health workers knocked on my door to provide home-based healthcare. I had negative experiences from state healthcare which made me avoid going to day hospitals for help,” says Mentoor. “I have diabetes and never took care of my health previously because I had to provide for my family. My neglect led to all my toes being amputated on my right foot which could have been treated and healed with proper care,” Mentoor explained. Because of the CHWs persistence to provide healthcare, Mentoor finally allowed them in her home to start treating her health problem. “Not only did they assist me and got me on the road to recovery, but they managed to link up the rest of my household with the Department of Social Development for assistance and helped to solve educational challenges my grandchildren faced,” says Mentoor. All Women’s Health primary healthcare services are free. V To find out how to make use of these services, visit www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/health or your nearest healthcare facility.

Sandra Mentoor being examined at home by Sister Anthea Abrahams as part of the Provincial Health’s Community Orientation project.

Women celebrate fearless womanhood A sold-out event meant a considerable donation to the beneficiaries of the Fearlessly Female Women’s Day Event hosted at Zevenwacht Wine Estate in Kuilsriver on Friday 9 August. The event was presented by TygerBurger, a sister publication of People’s Post, and Spec-Savers. The event featured a cooking demonstration by Jenny Morris, a fashion installation by Ruff Tung and the women were kept entertained by local comedian and event

MC, Mel Jones. The high tea was well attended by women and even a few men from all over the Cape who came to show their support for the event, and in celebration of their womanhood. The organisers would like to thank Ruff Tung, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages, Platinum Hair & Beauty, Comfit Care, Ellips, Essence, Skin Clays, Appletiser, Jenny Morris and Mel Jones. See more pictures on our Facebook page.

Trynie Hanekom, Retha Swart, Riana Appelgryn and Rouxline Hancke.

Amina Rylands, Gadija Isreal and Yumna Osman. PHOTOS: SAMANTHA LEE

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Washing and water Shower rather than bath. Use a dishwasher, it takes less water and you can wait until it is full before running a load. Use an automatic washing machine, it takes less water and effort compared to a top loader. Meals, groceries and cleaning Make daily lunches and cut the extra sides at dinner. Make Monday to Friday easy meal dishes and “splash” on the weekend. Cut processed and fast foods by making your own. Prep meals on weekends. Cut your cleaning materials to what you actually need. Cut the plastic and packaging and add to environmental conservation. Smart shopping and cooking can easily save R1 000 to R2 000 per month.

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Waterwise gardening Plant indigenous trees and shrubs. It adds to conservation, reduces your carbon footprint and uses less water. Reduce lawn with hard landscaping such as pavers and stones. Use container gardening for smaller gardens. Rainwater harvesting is vital for all watering and non-potable needs including swimming pool top-ups. Drive less, walk more If not using public transport, join a lift club. Social media groups make it easy to find lift clubs. If driving, plan your routes and shop on the way from work or only once a week. Drive less, walk more and get financially fit. You can save R500 per month (or more) with a lift club versus your car.

Property boost in Welgedacht and Durbanville Sliding property prices are currently boosting buying opportunities in Welgedacht and Durbanville. “Upper-end prices in security estates such as a Kanonberg and Welgedacht have dropped in some instances by up to 25%. “This gives buyers even more reason to invest here now,” according to Fanie Marais, Seeff licensee for the Welgedacht and Durbanville areas. Marais says the area has become highly sought-after with family buyers looking for a better quality lifestyle and access to excellent schools. The broad selection of property means there’s a wide choice in terms of accommodation and price points on offer, he says. “Whether you want a compact lifestyle, a large family house or the added peace of mind of a security estate, you will find it here. The value is excellent given that you get more space as houses and plots tend to be bigger with beautiful gardens, room for children to grow, swimming pools and fabulous entertainment areas. “Despite a challenging market, buyers

are making the best of it and Seeff has already concluded significant sales in the Welgedacht and Durbanville areas this year,” he said. Prices range from around R1.57 million at the Tyger Waterfront to R4.3 million in Loevenstein, R5.495 million in Oude Westhof and R5.75 million in Kanonberg. Further sales range to R4.3 million in Aurora, R6 million and R7 million in Welgedacht and R7.5 million in Ruitershoogte. The highest prices achieved over the last year include R6.5 million in Welgedacht, R7.5 million in Vierlanden and R5.2 million in Welgevonden. “Many areas offer higher stock levels to choose from with suburbs such as Pinehurst, Kenridge and the Tyger Waterfront. You can find excellent value in the R1.5 million to R3.5 million range, he says. For rentals, the best areas include Oude Westhof, Van Riebeekshof and the Tyger Waterfront. “The highest rentals achieved include R28 000 per month at Oude Westhof and R45 000 in Welgedacht,” he says.

“The upside of the down-market conditions is that it creates excellent opportunities for buyers to invest at price levels well below what it might have been otherwise. “The suburbs offer an excellent value proposition. They are central with easy access to main arterials. “Close by, you have the Durbanville wine valley which dates to the early 17th century and offers 12 wineries with wellknown cellars such as Durbanville Hills, D’Aria, Diemersdal, Meerendal, De Grendel and Nitida. “The beautiful surroundings of wheat fields, vineyards and the hills along with iconic views of Table Mountain are being rediscovered by buyers,” Marais says. “Welgedacht and Durbanville are well suited to those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle and residents can enjoy walking and cycling along the beautiful tree-lined lanes of the suburbs or venture towards the wineries and scenic countryside. “Security is an important feature of the area and there are active neighbourhood watch organisations, making it ideal for fa-

milies and children. Over the weekends, you can enjoy the nearby wine valley and indulge in hikes, cycling and even horse riding. “The Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club offers over 120km of trails to enjoy along with fabulous hiking and horse riding in the area. There is also the Tygerberg Nature Reserve for picnics and the like. “All your needs are catered for with an array of amenities and facilities – from childcare and schools to places of worship, sport and leisure and excellent retail and restaurant facilities. “There are several shopping malls including the Tygervalley mega-mall which offers sought-after local and international brands, a food court and restaurants. “The Tyger Waterfront is another attraction offering a mix of waterside apartments, shops and business complexes. There are also top-class medical facilities and hospitals in the area,” he says. V Contact Seeff Welgedacht and Durbanville on 021 913 4662 or 079 149 9065 for more information or visit www.seeff.com.


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RETREAT SPEAR TITANS: Steward May of Titans Rugby Club in Grassy Park (right) is thumped to the ground in a spear tackle by Retreat’s Jared Johnson, during a Southern league game played at Fairmount High School on Saturday 10 August. Johnson got a yellow card for the dangerous tackle and May came away unscathed. The local derby was won by Retreat 38-29. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

Varsity College Cape Town netball first team who took part in the recent USSA games at Wits.

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BEACON HILL FLOAT PAST CLOETESVILLE: A dejected Franco Christians (centre) looks back at his goal line as the ball is floated over his head from a corner kick for a goal by Beacon Hill High School during a Mr Price Foundation Schools league game. The match was played in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday 10 August. The Cloetesville shot-stopper let in another two as Beacon Hill ran out 3-2 winners. PHOTO: RASHIED

he Independent Institute of Education’s (IIE) Varsity College Cape Town netball first team participated in this year’s University Sports South Africa (USSA) tournament that took place at Witwatersrand University recently. The ladies were off to a victorious start as the girls defeated the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) with a 38-31 win. “The girls played fantastically well after being promoted from C to B division. It was important that we got our USSA tour off to a winning start,” says Andrew Howitt, Varsity College Cape Town’s sports coordinator. On the second day of the tournament the ladies unfortunately lost by the skin of their teeth, 36-35, to the Durban University of Technology (DUT).

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On day three the team made a comeback with a convincing 50-33 win against Central University of Technology (CUT). The team lost their opening match on day four, 45-26, to UCT and on the same day, they bounced back by defeating the University of Johannesburg (UJ) with a 34-28 win in their second game. On the last day of the tournament the team beat the University of Limpopo (UL) with a win of 48-31 in the final match of the exciting USSA tour. “As a newly promoted team, the odds were stacked against us in a far more competitive division, however, coming forth to some well-established universities insured that USSA 2019 was a success and by that we were very proud of the team,” concluded Howitt.

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he streets of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town were flooded with a “sea of pink” when close to 23 000 runners and walkers joined forces to celebrate National Women’s Day at the Totalsports Women’s Race on Friday 9 August in support of PinkDrive. For the first time since the event’s inception in 2001, the race celebrated Women’s Day across the three major cities on the same day. A very happy Annie Bothma from Mouille Point successfully defended her title when she crossed the finish at Grand Parade in a time of 34:52 seconds. “I came here with only one purpose,” says Bothma. “I didn’t really care about the time. I just wanted to defend my title. The race is challenging because it’s a very hilly course and I knew that Zintle (Xiniwe) is a very strong runner. I like this course because I am strong on hills. I repeated the mantra ‘conquer the hills you are stronger than the hills’. “It feels incredible to successfully defend my title today. The vibe makes this race so special. It’s so beautiful to see all these women unite on one day and run together.” Zintle Xiniwe came in second, while Beetrice Themane finished third. PinkDrive is a non-profit company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa. PinkDrive was present at each event offering free clinical breast examinations and education on the importance of self- breast examinations. PinkDrive received a donation of R75 000 during this year’s prize giving. Results: 1. Annie Bothma – 00:34:52 2. Zintle Xiniwe – 00:37:06 3. Beetrice Themane – 00:37:26 4. Christiane Andriaanse – 00:37:53 5. Bulelwa Simae – 00:38:25 6. Yandiswa Shange – 00:39:36 7. Tyla le Roux – 00:39:54 8. Danette Smith – 00:40:17

Runners and walkers explore their city at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Cape Town.

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City makes the first move in chess tournament The City of Cape Town’s recreation and in the biggest chess league in South Africa opment section is important for advancing parks department hosted the official open- and also for players still within the devel- individual chess skills as well as the overing ceremony of the annual Chess Western opment phases to play chess competitively. all growth of the sport. Province League at the Proteaville Recrea- The platform given to players in the devel“The City supports chess as an academic tion Centre last weekend. A total of 649 players from 26 clubs registered to participate. This prestigious event on the chess calendar will continue until the end of August. “The City is partnering with Chess Western Province and providing them with free usage of our facilities, with medals and equipment on loan for the duration of the chess league. “They have agreed to provide resources including a trainer to teach the game to children currently participating in the after school programmes at some of our recreation hubs,” said Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien. The league is played over six weeks and will be concluded at the Sarepta Recreation Centre on Saturday 7 September, with the top players predominantly featuring in the Premier Division. The development division provides an opportunity for newly established clubs to participate Aubrey Southey (left) and Rishay Thakersee deep in thought.

and mentally stimulating sport, and we want to encourage children of all ages to learn more about it at their nearest recreational facility or library. “We are excited to host this tournament and about the opportunity to expand its reach. “Chess is not always seen as a game for everyone, but it benefits all who play and it’s a fun way of learning how to follow the rules and can help build concentration skills and self-confidence,” said Badroodien. The current league games have already started and were being played at the Proteaville Recreation Centre. Upcoming tournaments, taking place at the Sarepta Recreation Centre: . Saturday 17 August . Saturday 24 August . Saturday 7 September V For more information, about the recreational hubs that will host chess for children at afterschool programmes, please call Franklin Anthony on 021 400 4246 or send an email to Franklin.Anthony@capetown.gov.za.

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