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‘Stop child murders’ AVRIL FILLIES


SHAKING THINGS UP: One of Africa’s biggest annual cultural events, the Cape Town Street Parade again did not disappoint this year. Altogether 42 troupes, compromising approximately 10 000 performers, participated in this year’s event on Saturday 4 January. The groups marched from Hanover Street in District Six, along Darling Street past City Hall and the Grand Parade before taking on a route that came to an end in the Bo-Kaap. See story on page 2.

he Grassy Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) extends its condolences to the family of the late Michaela Williams (12) from New Horizons, Grassy Park, who was murdered last week. “Once again our community is faced with the horrible fact of the murder of another child in our police precinct. The murder of children must now stop. There were others in the past who died in gang cross-fire and every violent death of a child shatters the well-being of our community,” says Melvin Jonkers, chair of the Grassy Park CPF. “It is a case of a child taken and murdered. The murder of an innocent child is shocking and reveals a fundamental flaw in the fabric of our society. Whilst the full circumstances surrounding this untimely death is not known, we wish to make a call to the men and boys in our community to keep their hands off little girls and children. “There has been enough denial of freedoms. Our children don’t have the freedom to even play freely within their own neighbourhoods. This cannot continue and the Grassy Park CPF is calling on the State to apply all the force of law in ensuring a successful conviction of the alleged perpetrator. Such vile people should be put away for life,” he says. Jonkers says it would be remiss of the CPF not to caution parents as well. “This incident is another indication that parents should not leave their children unattended. It is our responsibility as parents to watch over our children. Our community also has a role to play. It takes a village to raise a child. We must adopt the credo that your child is my child and to protect the children from such evil ones in our communities.” He thanked the volunteers who came out to search when Michaela was reported missing. “The police is to be congratulated for attending to this incident with speed and for identifying the alleged perpetrator. This is



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not a good start to the year and we trust more police visibility and alertness of our community will prevent any further such incidents,” Jonker says. A 48-year-old male was supposed to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday 10 January on a charge of murder but the appearance was moved to Monday 13 January. Michaela was last seen on Tuesday 7 January and her mother reported her missing on Wednesday 8 January. An investigation into her disappearance led to the arrest of the suspect and the discovery of her body in Philippi in the early hours of Thursday 9 January. “She was last seen alive at her home in Crane Street, New Horizon, in the presence of the suspect. He also lives in Crane Street but disappeared when Williams was reported missing. A police investigation into the disappearance and a search with various role-players commenced,” says Col André Traut, provincial police spokesperson. When Williams disappeared she was wearing a black mini skirt, an orange top and brown sandals, he says. In a press release by Brig Novela Potelwa, she says: “Vital information was followed as part of the investigation and the suspect interviewed. The interview led to him pointing out where the body was. The suspect has subsequently been charged with murder”. A post mortem has been conducted to determine how she died and whether any more charges could be added. Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Yolisa Matakata, has expressed shock that yet another child died in such a horrific manner. She thanked those involved in the search and reiterated that the perpetrator deserved a very harsh sentence. “While this will not bring back the life lost, the lengthy incarceration of the perpetrator will ensure the communities of Cape Town are much safer,” says Matakata.


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Minstrels dish out a spectacular T

he Cape Town Street Parade (Tweede Nuwe­jaar), held on Saturday 4 January, again had thousands of spectators shaking their booties as they watched 42 Kaapse Klopse troupes march by. Hosted by The Kaapse Klopse Karnivaal As-

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sociation (KKKA) and supported by the City of Cape Town, the event featured approximately 10 000 individual performers. The groups marched from Hanover Street in District Six, along Darling Street past City Hall and the Grand Parade before taking on a route that came to an end in the Bo-Kaap. The City supported the event with funding, deployment of City services and assisting with logistical arrangements to ensure a safe event. Mayor Dan Plato said it was a fantastic

atmosphere. “The various minstrel groups put on a magnificent performance and ensured that the thousands of people lining the streets were thoroughly entertained. “We want to express our gratitude to all those who made the day possible and the troupes for a wonderful event which contributes a lot to the City’s cultural heritage, development and the local economy,” Plato said. Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith, said the annual street parade is one

of Cape Town’s flagship events. “The City has a vision for the event’s longterm growth and we believe the three-year agreements we signed with some of the organisations are part of ensuring that. This will ensure the event is secure, safe and has certain guarantees which will assist the event organisers in attracting more corporate sponsorship,” he said. The street parade is just one of several minstrel, Christmas bands and Malay choir events that the City is supporting over the coming months.

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The street parade came to an end in the Bo-Kaap.

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All-female crew await the call AVRIL FILLIES


he all-female firefighters wild land crew, consisting of 15 women that completed the three month nature conservation programme at Chrysalis Academy, are rearing to go. They are known as the Nature Conservation Corporation (NCC) all-female wild land crew and hail from Capricorn, Retreat, Philippi, Bonteheuwel, Khayelitsha and Mfuleni. “The crew is the result of a successful partnership between the NCC, Chrysalis Academy and the (provincial) department of public works, with support from Vergelegen Wines. The project officially kicked off on 25 November 2019, after a recruitment process was performed,” says Kylie Paul, superintendent of the crew, the first of its kind in Africa. “There were a large number of women interested in the programme and the 15 that graduated were interviewed, performed a fitness test and were then hand selected by a large panel including myself. Every member of Team Juliet completed an elective fire fighting skill phase during their three month programme. All of them loved this part,” she says. Chrysalis Academy is hosting them while they search for accommodation and a base. “We are currently still searching for a home base, looking into many options, but we are lacking a degree of sponsorship on this matter. We are also trying to source a vehicle that could transport us to and from fires. Any support on this from anyone would be greatly appreciated,” Paul says. People’s Post asked why they became firefighters and here are their responses: Zimkhitha Nqetelo (22) from Philippi:

“The reason I became a firefighter is to rescue animals and my crew when they need me, also to destroy trees that could be a danger to all of us and animals (widowmakers).” Tarren January (27) from Bonteheuwel, one of the crew leaders): “When I applied to become a firefighter I knew I had to commit myself and that it would positively change my world and my perspective. I always loved being out in nature and exploring the wilderness, also because of my love for animals and new adventure, I decided that being a part of this team, I could contribute by lending a hand to this very important cause. It is an honour to be a part of this mission to save and protect wildlife, as well as human beings – instead of turning a blind eye to the beauty of nature that can be destroyed in the blink of an eye.” Sisanda Bam (25) from Philippi: “I want to be a firefighter to save people’s lives, communities and animals. I also like to work with people.” Sharne Maritz (19) from Retreat: “When I was young I witnessed my community burn down. It was horrible to see people’s lives burning away. Firefighters came but could only save some of the properties and a few people at a time. At that moment I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Whenever I see a fire-truck drive past me I get filled with excitement, it’s a burning feeling, wishing it was me heading to the fire. Now it is. I can’t see myself doing anything else. I was told I couldn’t be a firefighter because I was a weak woman, yet that did not stop me. It’s tough, dirty, amazing and an important job.” Anelisa Thwasile (23) from Khayelitsha: “The reason I chose to become a firefighter is the love for the job and I am willing

Team Juliet, the all-female crew of the Nature Conservation Corporation that are awaiting their first call to fight a fire.

Team Juliet and Tashmeer Esack doing their Basic Wildfire Theoretical training.

to take any chances that may come my way to save the world and to prove to some women and young girls that this is not only a man’s job.” Nyameka Makeleni (25) from Khayelitsha: “A firefighter is the closest thing to a hero. My dream was always serving my community. I am serving my community… I became a firefighter because I love it!” Paul says the male colleagues have been a huge support from day one! “They are so excited to have us and constantly offer advice and assistance in getting started up or on projects. They cannot wait to see us out on the line beside them. The integration with the male contingency has been effortless and really special. “They totally support this project and understand why it is so important. Many of the male firefighters have roots in Working on Fire, where there are male and female firefighters that are integrated into the crews,”

she says. Sesethu Stuma (male hotshot, crew leader and very experienced firefighter): “The NCC Juliet Crew, for me, is ready to respond to any fire. From what I saw when working with them on an alien clearing job was that they have the potential and energy. I am looking forward to seeing them on the line.” The women have been undergoing all the relevant wild land and fitness training that is required to perform this highly skilled, amazing and physical job. The crew has officially been on standby and ready to respond to call outs since Thursday 2 January 2020. “We have not received a call out yet, and we have faced some operational hiccups, but are constantly training, studying and eagerly awaiting our first call. As the ladies often say, “When the going gets tough, Juliet gets going,” says Paul.

Anga Kom and Yandiswa Tywalana keeping up their fitness.


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Nearly 150 babies born on New Year’s Day Public health facilities throughout the Western Cape reported the birth of 149 babies, comprising 67 boys and 82 girls on New Year’s Day, 1 January. The first, a boy, was born at 00:00 at Mowbray Maternity Hospital to mother Zahraah Abrahams. The second was a boy born at 00:13 at Paarl Hospital to Noluyeye Plati. A girl, born at 00:16 at Worcester Community Day Centre to Mellody Bhulawa, was third. Twin sisters were born at 12:10

and 12:11 at Tygerberg Hospital to Chwayita Rubela. Triplets (two boys and a girl) were born at 21:20, 21:35 and 22:00 at Oudtshoorn Hospital to Shadowne Everts. Mowbray maternity was the busiest with 24 births recorded, followed by Tygerberg Hospital with 21 births. “I would like to congratulate all new parents on the birth of their babies on this New Year’s Day. We wish them the very best with new additions to their families.

“The first 1 000 days of a child’s life is very important. Provide them with a safe environment and good nutrition,” says Western Cape minister of health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo.

Sr Gillian Hendricks, midwife at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, with mom Zahraah Abrahams who gave birth to the first baby born this New Year’s day.

Social development investigates home An investigation is currently under way by the department of social development (DSD) regarding the Beitun Nur Home for the Destitute in Schaapkraal. Sharna Fernandez, provincial minister of social development, says she received numerous calls and messages in response to a WhatsApp message that is circulating regarding the complaints around Beitun Nur Home. “I can confirm that we were alerted last week to a situation that is receiving our urgent and ongoing attention. “The department’s key focus is to ensure that we act in the best interest of the chil-

dren. DSD is working closely with the complainants and all the relevant stakeholders. “The team out on the ground and the department’s officials will leave no stone unturned regarding this matter,” she says. Various issues around the governance and any other related matters, including the financial affairs of the home, need to be addressed. Whilst Beitun Nur is a registered non profit organisation (NPO), they are not registered with the provincial DSD. The home also does not receive funding from the department. “The protection of children, a key priority

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Newlands, Cape Town (Salary Level 3) SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary package ranging from R113 722.00 to R159 212.00 (Reference Number: GKBC/2019/034) The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of a hardworking and self-motivated individual to assist the Supervisor in leading and developing the Estate team in execution of their responsibilities, with some guidance from Supervisor and Specialist Machine Operators. Requirements: • The successful candidate must have sound interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate in English (read and write), have training in horticultural machinery (brush cutter and lawn mower) or have a certificate in horticultural machinery with a minimum of (1) year relevant experience working with horticultural machinery • The candidate should have knowledge of garden maintenance, work in a tidy manner, show pride in his/her work by maintaining the garden at a high standard and work in accordance with good health and safety practices • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team • Be able to use a variety of equipment and tools which require physical labour and working outdoors, sometimes under adverse conditions as well as working with materials that may be poisonous/toxic • Must be willing to take instruction from his/her supervisor and thereafter work without continual supervision • It is a requirement that the incumbent be skilled in all forms of tools, equipment and plant care • The incumbent may have to perform weekend, public holiday and standby duties as and when required. Key responsibilities: • Assist with the construction and maintenance of garden footpaths and roads • Maintenance of the trimming of the hedges & trees • Assist with the Compost, wood and mulch productions • Erosion control and drainage • Maintain the Estate roads, trails and firebreak maintenance • Operate various machinery including petrol driven drill, brush cutter & etc • Identify, removed weeds and alien plants • Responsible for all tools and garden assets or stock issued and the correct use thereof • Assist the general public with queries in a professional manner as well as general labor assistance • Compliance with the Health and Safety policy. Please Note: • An application form (obtainable from our Offices or Kirstenbosch NBG) must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered) • A skills test will be conducted as part of the selection process • Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees • Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups. Contact Ms Zena Appollis on (021) 7998647/8800 or preferably, forward the completed application form, a letter and concise CV via e-mail to or fax 0865899569. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Deputy Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont, 7735.

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area for the department, is something that must be driven all year round and requires action from the whole of society. “All of us need to be doing far more to prevent cases of child abuse, neglect and murder. “Should you suspect any incidents of child abuse or/and child neglect, you may also report it by contacting the Western Cape DSD on 0800 220 250 or email SD.,” Fernandez says. V The public can also call the police on 10111, Childline on 0861 322 322 or Child Welfare South Africa on 0861 424 453.


PCO officially opens its doors T

he local parliamentary constituency office (PCO) was officially introduced in the southern suburbs at the end of last year. It was opened in the Pelican Park Parliamentary Village Hall in Buck Road by advocate Hishaam Mohamed, a member of parliament (MP) for Grassy Park and the southern suburbs. Having grown up in Lotus River, Mohamed will serve the broader constituency of the southern suburbs that he is passionate about, and holds very dearly in his heart. As an advocate, he is passionate about the law, for people to understand and be involved in the drafting of the country’s laws. This is where he feels, his PCO must play a crucial role. “The role of the PCO is to build partnerships with communities and to facilitate partnerships in the law making process. Our aim is to empower communities and ensure a more safer, caring and responsive government and accessing government resources and by bringing government to the people,” says Mohamed. In his address to the gathering in the hall, he said the role of the PCO in the community is to bring about an equal and just society. “Parliament also sees the MP and the PCO in the community as an extension of its role to bring parliament and the law making process closer to the ordinary citizens on whose behalf it makes and passes laws. “The two are not exclusive and should play a role in helping both to reach its objectives. We have an opportunity to build our community by utilising the PCO as a central point of unity and as a collective force of our community. The PCO will be an office that is grounded in values of service to the poorest of the poor,” he says. Mohamed also mentioned that the biggest challenges that the country face today is poor service delivery, corruption, mal-administration, crime, gen-

der-based violence and an ailing economy. “As the PCO we are mandated to strengthen oversight over government and all state organs to ensure that they work effectively and efficiently and are able to account for the expenditure of public funds. “We also have to address the needs of our people that have been raised during the elections. The PCO must ensure that the people and community are kept abreast of issues that government is engaging in, progress made in implementing ANC resolutions,” he says. According to him, the PCO will share information with the community and also take mandates and issues raised to parliament. Besides being a link between government and the communities, the PCO connects the people with parliament. “Community outreach-programmes should therefore be influenced by the material conditions on the ground. We, as MP’s, should also know what the community wants from the MP. Do we have to pay more attention to service delivery to schools, police stations, business development, etc? What laws or regulations must parliament put in place? How can we make our communities safer, ensure we combat violence against women and children and are there issues raised with the Human Rights Commission, Public Protector, IEC, etc? These are all issues that the community can address with the PCO,” Mohamed says. The purpose of the introduction was to explain to community organisations and the community, the role of the PCO in the communities and what Mohamed as an MP intends to achieve during the present fiveyear parliamentary term. V For more information, contact Moegsien Ismail on 067 929 3450 or

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Correctional services warns of extortion scam Correctional services has issued a statement, warning members of the public of a fraudulent scheme which extorts money from family members of newly incarcerated offenders at Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison. The area commissioner of Pollsmoor management, Clifford Mketshane, says there have been reports of family members receiving anonymous, threatening phone calls in relation to offenders at the prison. “According to the B Order under Chapter 1 Admission of Prisoners, Standard Minimum Rule 44 (3), prisoners (un-sentenced and sentenced) must be given the opportunity to inform their next-of-kin of their admission to prison and furnish the address details themselves (should they so wish). “If the prisoner does not wish his/her next-of-kin to be informed of his/her imprisonment, this must be indicated on the

back of the warrant and the prisoner must sign next to this entry.” Mketshane says certain offenders manipulate this right by offering an unauthorised cellphone to newly incarcerated offenders. “By doing so they now have the contact details of the family at hand and this gives them the opportunity to extort money from family members of the newly incarcerated offender.” He says that a call received from a cellphone number by someone purporting to be a correctional services official should not be regarded as an official call. “The correctional centre admissions office will phone you from a landline to inform you where the offender is incarcerated and if he or she has bail or a fine that needs to be paid,” says Mketshane. V For more information on visits or the whereabouts of an offender, sentenced or unsentenced, call Pollsmoor switchboard on 021 700 1170.

Internship opportunities for matriculants Applications for the 2020 Premier’s Advancement of Youth (PAY) internship programme are now open. The PAY project will provide matriculants first work experience and training beginning Wednesday 1 April until Wednesday 31 March next year. “The PAY project allows young people the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the public sector, and build their CVs and skills sets, making them more marketable and employable in the future,” says Western Cape premier, Alan Winde. The successful candidates will be placed

in opportunities across all 13 Western Cape Government departments. “I encourage all young people who meet the qualifying criteria, to make use of this opportunity. We have seen a number of our PAY interns over the years launch successful careers, using this opportunity as a stepping stone,” says Winde. A full recruitment guide is available on their website: V For assistance with applications, call 0860 142 142 or the PAY office at 021 483 0743/7 between 08:00 and 16:00 on weekdays.


Top cop outlines her new vision R

ecently appointed state. Western Cape ProDuring her tenure, vincial Commissionthe capacitation of poer, Lt Gen Yolisa Malice stations as the takata, took up her first line of defence in post on Monday 6 dealing with serious January. violent crimes will be She kicked the day intensified. In esoff with a meeting sence, human and with the police’s Westphysical resources ern Cape provincial will be distributed to management and where the needs are. community policing Policing will also be forum (CPF) repre- Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt supported by an effecsentatives at the pre- Gen Yolisa Matakata addresses the media tive detection service mier’s office. at the premier’s office on Monday 6 that will investigate Shortly afterwards, December. and solve reported the deputy minister of cases. police, Cassel Mathale, and the national In a bid to ensure all citizens of the Westcommissioner of police, Gen Khehla Sitole, ern Cape are and feel safe, an effective intelpresented Matakata to the premier of the ligence capacity will underpin all policing Western Cape, Alan Winde, and MEC for efforts. community safety, Albert Fritz. “I have been keeping an eye on the issue Addressing the media after these two en- of crime in this province, including crimes gagements, Matakata outlined a new vision against women and children plaguing cerfor policing in the province. tain communities. An aggressive response, High up on her list of priorities is the that involves all stakeholders, is required. building of cohesion within the police’s Also, the main generators of serious violent Western Cape management team thereby crimes, namely drugs, alcohol and illegal ensuring police officers are accountable and firearms, are what we will be focussing on,” responsive to community needs. says Matakata. That, in her view, will guarantee quality In her view, boots on the ground are key service delivery. in addressing crime, but dealing with socioShe acknowledged that policing the prov- economic factors that impede policing initiince is no mean feat, but, with all role play- atives remains crucial. ers on board, she and her management team Matakata appealed for support and comwere set on stamping the authority of the mitment from all stakeholders.

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A performance that fascinates T

he Hucksters, an acid-tongued exploration of a casual sexual encounter gone awry, will run at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio for a short season from Wednesday 22 January to Saturday 1 February. The play opened to rave reviews and soldout performances last year. Award-winning playwright Louis Viljoen, known for his bitingly sharp works such The Kingmakers, The Pervert Laura and The Demon Bride, directs the award-winning duo Emily Child (The Pervert Laura, The Road to Mecca, Contractions) and Nicholas Pauling (A Steady Rain, Blue/ Orange and The Father) and Nicholas Pauling. A man and a woman meet after not seeing each other for years and what starts off as a

romantic, booze-fuelled evening, slowly begins to unravel into a psychological mystery as an incident from their shared history rears its head. The mistakes of the past become the horrors of the present as these two broken people dig into their previous lives and the lies that lead them to each other. The Hucksters has been described as Viljoen’s best work yet with Theatre Scene Cape Town calling it a “blistering masterpiece”. Writer and literary critic, Karina M Szczurek, described it as “thought-provoking … fantastic performances. It takes a lot of skill to capture the messiness of human encounters with the pressures of violence, complexity and trauma in play”. Viljoen has won Fleur du Cap Theatre awards for Champ in 2013 and The Kingmakers in 2015, both for Best New South African Script and he was the recipient of the Rosalie van der Gucht Best New Director award for his plays, The Kingmakers and The Pervert Laura. Set and lighting design is by Niall Griffin (Tuesdays With Morrie, The Last Five Years, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hedwig and The Angry Inch). The play contains explicit language and scenes of a sexual nature so there is an age restriction of 18 years. Emily Child and Nicholas Pauling in The Hucksters. PHOTO: V Tickets are R130 and booking is BARBARA LOOTS through Webtickets or Pick n Pay stores.



A BLUES EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED: International blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Doc Maclean returns to South Africa to embark on his solo acoustic N’ganga Blues tour at Villa Pascal on Friday 31 January. Tickets cost R400 per person and include a two-course dinner. Doors open at 18:30 for dinner and the show starts at 20:00. Booking is advised. To book, call 082 569 4147, 021 975 2566 or go to

ning Santoor player, Rahul Sharma is joining forces with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Brandon Phillips for a magical confluence of the rich traditions of Indian and Western classical music on Friday 21 February in the Artscape Opera House. This world-first concert, Symphony of Santoor, will journey through Indian classical ragas, folk, and light classical music compositions, rearranged for orchestra by Sharma, with the 100-stringed santoor as the starring soloist. Aside from the 46-piece orchestra, Rahul will also be accompanied by a team of musicians from India. Tickets cost between R200 and R600 at Computicket.

Lighthouse Family to shine at GrandWest The Lighthouse Family will perform in South Africa for the first time at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, on Tuesday 24 March. The band has sold 10 million records over the past 25 years. The duo, Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker, formed Lighthouse Family at Newcastle University in the early 1990s. After releasing three albums, they went their separate ways in the early 2000s. Now, almost 20 years later, they have joined forces again to release their fourth album. Their first album, Ocean Drive, released in 1995, went six times platinum and stayed on the album charts for three years, selling 2.75 million copies. They released their second album Postcards from Heaven in 1997, with three top-ten singles – Raincloud, High and Lost in Space – and two top-30 hits. The album also went six times platinum, charting across Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand; selling four

million albums globally. Their third album Whatever Gets You Through The Day, released in 2001, produced the top-10 single I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be. Three years ago, the two began working on their fourth album, Blue Sky In Your Head. They have produced this with the same team they used when they were at their radio-dominating peak, including Colin Barlow, the talent scout who discovered them, and Keith Armstrong, their first manager. “This is such a good 90s band with so many memorable hits,” says Elouise Matthys, spokesperson for GrandWest. “The frontman, Baiyewu, has an incredible, almost effortless, soulful voice that you can’t help enjoying. I am looking forward to their latest album.” Tickets are available from Computicket and Big Concerts, starting from R515. Doors open at 19:30 and the show starts at 20:30.

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Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker of the Lighthouse Family are heading to Cape Town to perform their chart-topping songs, in March.


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Former Miss SA adds doctor to resume A

fter a seven-year journey at the Universi- that keeping silent about contracting TB ty of Cape Town (UCT) – which included was a mistake. overcoming Tuberculosis (TB) – former Green realised that she could use her diMiss South Africa, Tamaryn Green graduat- agnosis to educate young South Africans on ed with her MBChB at the end of last year. the potentially fatal disease and help break The 25-year-old said she was excited to re- the stigma attached to TB, especially among ceive her medical degree and to start making the youth. a difference in the lives of people who need Her seven years as a medical student in it most. UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences included And while she admitted that medicine was the full year Green took a leave of absence not her first career choice, she said she is to concentrate on her Miss SA duties. right where she is meant In 2018, after she was to be. crowned Miss SA, her role “I made the decision to required her to decide on a study medicine because campaign for her reign. By my father always wanted then it had been three years to be a doctor, but since she was diagnosed and couldn’t. The apartheid cured of TB. She knew the era brought many chalmessage she wanted to lenges that prevented spread about the effects of him from pursuing the TB would be relevant to felcareer,” she said. low South Africans. Howev“I am blessed that once er, she was unsure of how I started studying medipeople would react. After cine, I realised that I realdiscussing her idea with a ly have a love for it. I’d Miss SA organiser, and relove to make a difference ceiving full support, she in people’s lives by helppitched the idea to the paging and healing.” eant board. Green was diagnosed The Miss SA platform was with TB in the middle of Former Miss South Africa, the perfect fit for her her second year. At the Tamaryn Green, having complet#BreakTheStigmaCamtime, she remembers ed her medical degree at the paign. having only one thought: University of Cape Town, is Green said opening up don’t tell anyone. And for looking forward to making a about contracting the disa while, she didn’t. But as difference in people’s lives. ease proved to be healing. time passed, she realised PHOTO: WILLEM BOTHA “Wanting to deal with my

illness by myself was emotionally and mentally taxing. Opening up about it felt like a weight being lifted off my shoulders,” she said. Green received an outpouring of support from TB survivors and became a World Health Organisation and national depart-

ment of health ambassador. In September 2018, she addressed the United Nations’ firstever high-level panel on TB. “This experience has taught me never to be afraid to open up about challenges or adversity – and to ask for help,” she said.

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Load shedding has also taken its toll on softball fixtures of the Cape Town Softball Association, especially the male competition which is played during the week. The second half of the season kicked off with a double header at the Turfhall Softball Stadium in Athlone this past weekend, Saturday 11 January. Westridge Yankees came out tops in the Men’s Major Knockout encounter against Pirates on Sunday. With the score level pegged at 2-2, Yankees came out in full steam in the first tie-breaker innings recording 4 runs. Jason Carelse, with a 0-3 offensive count at that stage of the game, came to light and cleared the fence with 2 runners on base. Pirates could only reply with a solo run, giving Yankees a 6-3 victory. Not to be outdone by their male counterparts, the Yankees Women Super League team beat arch rivals Falcons in a marathon game lasting nearly four hours. Yankees, after 5 tie-breaker innings eventually ran out 4-3 winners. Lavender Hill easily defeated Tantasport 7-0 in the other Knockout game. Glenthorn A’s are slowly finding their feet when they inflicting a surprise 6-2 defeat on Westridge Yankees in an exciting Super League game on Saturday. Lavender Hill Softball Club meanwhile is continuing in their quest for their maiden Super League honours when they defeated

a lack-lustre Falcons 7-0. Selected results from the Women Super League: Tantasport 11, Heideveld Yankees 1; Falcons 0, Lavender Hill 7; Westridge Yankees 2, Glenthorn A’s 6 Women Major League Westridge Yankees 8, Lavender Hill 3; Falcons 6, Belhar Dolphins 5; Tableview Tornados 8, Kuils River Cougars 10 Women First League: Crusaders 17, Battswood 9; Glenthorn A’s 19, St Martins 2; Lavender Hill 0, Khayelitsha Eagles 14; Blackheath 20, Panthers 7 Women Second League: Falcons 12, Kenfac Phillies 10; Battswood 3, Titans 12 Women Third League Khayelitsha Superstars 8, St Augustines 12; Blackheath 15, Thistles 6; Tableview Tornados 8, Westridge Yankees 12; Normies 12, Strandfontein Mets 9; Heideveld Yankees 7, Stealers 0 Sunday, 12 January 2020 Knockout Competition: Women Super League Falcons 3, Westridge Yankees 4; Heideveld Yankees 0, Glenthorn A’s 7; Lavender Hill 7, Tantasport 0 Women Major League Lavender Hill 0, Westridge Yankees 19; Kuils River Cougars 15, Falcons 19



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