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All set for softball excitement LYNN PRINS
THE Softball Junior Women’s World Championship has one day to go before the first ball gets pitched. People’s Post – being the media partner – will be covering the event and has been involved from the start carrying profiles on individual players, and introduced the South African side and the management team. The JWWC, which consists of 16 teams and lasts just under two weeks, starts Wednesday 7 December with an opening game between two African countries, South Africa and Botswana. Botswana took out time to have a training session yesterday morning. Participating teams are South Africa, US, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rica, Chinese Taipei, China, Argentina, Russia,
Germany, Botswana, Brazil, Czech Republic, and Zimbabwe. Supporters had an opportunity of watching world class Softball during the warm-up games on Thursday evening, when New Zealand played local teams Glenthorn A’s and Falcons-Normies. The warm-up games continued over the weekend with great support, when South Africa, US, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia played each other. New Zealand fell short losing 4-2 against Japan, South Africa lost 13-0 to Canada, and US beat Australia 7-2. On Saturday a minor error occurred when the technical team found fault in the lights of the B field. The game, between South Africa and Canada, was to have started at 19:30 but was postponed until Sunday. “We had a small problem, but we can now safely say that all slight problems have been resolved. It’s
important that we have warm-up games in terms of field facilities, and warm-up games are relevant to team preparations too, so playing faults can be dealt with,” said Noore Nacerodien, head of the Local Organising Committee. “Being the first such event in Africa, the LOC and I are confident that we will host an event of unprecedented quality. This event will put us in good stead for hosting any future international events in Cape Town”, he added. People’s Post caught up with US coach Paula McGovern, whose team played against Australia on Saturday. When asked about the field conditions at Turfhall and the stadium, she said: “My team and I are happy to be here and the city should be proud to have a world class Softball venue like Turfhall.” When asked whether New Zealand would follow in the footsteps of their rugby team
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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 director for essay GIFTS. “We delivered on our promise to the City and presented them with world class gifts in time for the 2010 World Cup hand-over ceremony in Germany.” The company achieves its success by facilitating business opportunities between the formal economy, corporate entities and government clients and the informal sector. “Specifically, we work with rural crafters and young designers in the corporate, promotional, complimentary gifting and the conference accessories industries,” says Delpierre. “We act as a bridge between our clients and our partner factories and manage the process to ensure
that these small businesses deliver a world class product on time, every time. Our aim is to assist specifically disadvantaged communities that lack access to the market and don’t know how to engage in the business economy.” She says they also promote the meaningful integration of low technology, hand-made and lowcost products into an economy that today competes with Chinese products. The integration requires expensive technology and is mass produced. The main task of essay GIFTS is to motivate the clients and market to invest their promotional budgets in the partner factories. Although locally produced gifts can be more expensive than imported items, the additional cost of producing gifts not only in South Africa, but specifically by rural producers, provides the client with a valuable brand building opportunity – namely, demonstrating that they support employment creation. This in turn assists with building their social capital and goodwill among their stakeholders. She says one of the biggest challenges for essay GIFTS has been to access the market, as the industry
is flooded with cheap imports from the East. “When we entered the market there was a lot of scepticism from potential clients due to their previous experience with local manufacturers, such as late delivery and bad quality products.” All the products are sold at Santé Wellness Centre in Paarl and sales agents. “The company started with one staff member in the office and four employees in our ceramic factory, with not one single product. Five years later, we have four staff members working in our two regional offices and employ 31 full time staff at our ceramic factory.” Delpierre says developing essay GIFTS has been a learning process. “We have had many successes and learnt from our challenges over the last five years. Temporary and full-time employment opportunities have been created for many low skilled and unskilled South Africans, and opportunities provided by essay GIFTS have enabled our production partners to increase the skills of their staff. “Certainly, one of the main rewards is hearing the stories of the people we work with every day. We’ve seen a 45-year-old disabled
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New street names to represent all cultures LIAM MOSES
HE CITY OF CAPE TOWN has announced that as many as 31 streets around the metropole could be renamed in 2012. 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 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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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Talented teen aims Get your party shoes on for glory TAURIQ HASSEN
BEAUTY, brains and sheer determination are driving a 15year-old girl towards a place in the finals of the Miss SA Teen 2011 pageant. Saskia Tiana Clements is the youngest contestant at this year’s pageant and the Blouberg teen says her main aim is to “make a difference in people’s lives”. “Many teens are not aware of what they are capable of and I want to use this platform to inspire them by motivating and uplifting them, making them realise that all things are possible,” says Clements. She enjoys the odd song or two, with dance moves, and hopes to pursue a career in the performing arts. She has starred in her school plays “Annie the Musical” and “Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat”. Last year, Clement was part of a performing arts tour to New York, where she could live out aspects of her dream through singing, dancing and acting. The talented teenager also released her first pop single, “Let’s make the World Dance” under the name Tiana, which has aired on Good Hope FM. “It was an extremely proud moment, but it required lots of hard work and dedication and that is the message that should come across to all youngsters,” says Clement. Her list of achievements is testimony to her ability to make her
BEAUTY: Saskia Tiana Clements mark in the future, as she also has her Western Province colours for hip hop. Earlier this year, Clement represented South Africa at the IDO World Hip Hop Championships in Austria, where she walked away with her South African Team colours, which ranks 13th on the World stage, but number one in the country. Harnessing her skills as a tool, Clement is teaching hip hop at the SOS Children’s Village in Thornton. “I believe education is key to unlocking one’s potential and I would like to educate the youth around the positives and negatives of social networking,” says Clement. Her long-term goal is to obtain a degree in Business Science and ultimately a MBA. “Having a good business mind in any career will be beneficial for my future and winning this title would give me a good platform as well as a marketing tool to kickstart my career in the performing arts.” The Miss SA Teen 2011 pageant will be held at Sun City on Saturday 10 December, where Miss SA Teen 2010, Mikaela Oosthuizen, will hand over the crown.
THE Mother City’s most outra- the outfit, the greater the fun. geous event of the year, Mother Some teams can be 20 people or City Queer Projects, launched its more. theme “Maid in China” in Cape The entertainment line-up will Town on Friday night at a popu- include live bands, disco music, lar nightspot, The Crew Bar, in house, psy-trance, a red carpet Green Point. stage, VIP areas, wine bars, food The fancy-dress themed party stalls, tattoos and a myriad of has always traditionally been uniquely MCQP-ish entertainknown to kick-off the festive sea- ment. son and this year, its 18th consec“This year’s event will be hostutive event has been billed a Chi- ed at a mystery venue which will nese extravaganza by organisers. be announced in a few weeks’ The “Maid in China” theme is time. We could not hold back the a combination of all things East- theme announcement while venern. ue negotiations and necessary “It’s a play on the house maid permits are being organised. Our theme as well as homage to the loyal MCQP party goers need a plastic mass-produced items we decent amount of time to select all know and recognize combined with Chinese culture,” said Ian McMahon. “Our idea for this year was to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the East, with a tapestry of Chinese symbols, red and black colours, all of which add enormously to the costume and décor opportunities,” he added. “Expect teams of marvelous moffie maids, dustpan dykes, hao kan heteros, sexy sequined straights, kung fu pandas, Bruce Lee Barbies, and plastic fantastics,” the organisers said. Creativity is the name of the game, and the more spectacular STYLISH: Ready to party at the MCQP.
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Mzantsi goes bos TERESA FISCHER
The seventh eMzantsi Carnival was the windiest ever. “We certainly went bos!” says Sam Pearce, managing director of the carnival. “It was a spectacular occasion for the kids,” she adds. The winners of the talent contest were: The 783 Movement Hip Hop Collective, featuring Young Terra and 4 Corners, (first place) Renesha Smyth and Shannen Docherty (joint second place) and third place went to Sizwe, the impromptu dancer.
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PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE BOS: Taswill Constant would have blown off the top of the truck if Alvin Castro hadn’t held on for dear life.
WINNERS: People’s Post prizewinners for Most Dedicated and Improved Par ticipants in the eMzantsi intercultural music project in 2011 were: Dylan Browne, Matthew Bagley, Sam Sale and Matthew Weir (from Fish Hoek). (Front row) Vuyokazi Oliphant and Anelisa Mhini (from Masiphumelele) and Loralee Mentor and Lucille Moses (from Ocean View).
FAMILY FUN: Fargie Thebus, Hussein Thebus and Wafiq Williams from Ocean View.
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
People’s Post Atlantic SeaboardCity Edition Page 5
Newborn baby dumped in train CAPE TOWN Central police are seeking the public’s assistance after a newborn baby boy was found dumped inside a carriage of a train at platform 11 of Cape Town railway station at around 13:15 on Thursday 1 December.
ficer at Cape Town Central Police, Detective Constable Nothukela Stuurman, on (021) 467-6325 or the Operational Room on (021) 4678001/2. “If you know somebody who was maybe pregnant before and they don’t have the baby now it could be a lead,” says Captain Frederick van Wyk, SAPS Western Cape corporate communication officer. Information will be treated confidentially.
The baby had been wrapped in a blue sheet and put in a black plastic bag. The umbilical cord was still attached. Anyone with any information can contact the investigating of-
SAVE THE RHINO: Tanner 2 with his new friend at the Shamwari Game Reserve in Port Elizabeth.
Rhino orphans team up after ordeals THE orphaned rhino calf, named Tanner 2, that survived the horrific poaching incident a month ago at Shamwari Game Reserve in Port Elizabeth been joined by another rhino calf that was orphaned by poachers earlier this year at the Kariega Game Reserve. The two have bonded well and are being rehabilitated at Shamwari. Tanner was darted along with his
mother, Scary, on Friday November 11 and both his and his mother’s horns were sawed off. Unfortunately, his mother did not survive. During the incident Tanner’s eye was exposed to direct sunlight for over five hours as his eyelid stayed open after being darted. The other eye took a lot of pressure as Tanner 2 was resting on it for so long.
Veterinarian Murray Stokoe from Shamwari says, “We did a follow-up treatment with Tanner 2 and we’re happy to report that his nose is healing very well. “The main concern now is the extent of the damage to his eyes, which we will only know over time. He is eating much better and should pick up strength and overall condition as time progresses.”
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Tee off for animals THE People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) will host a fundraising golf day at Rondebosch Golf Club on Thursday 8 December from 11:00. They appeal to all players to join them after the game for a meal, a chance to win prizes, and the opportunity to network and learn more about the PDSA. Proceeds will be used to provide welfare veterinary services. Cost is R1600 per fourball. Contact Melanie Daniels on email@example.com or Sandy Okkers on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Alternatively, contact (021) 638-5134.
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HE SPCA Horse Show on 1011 December at the Constantia Valley Riding Club (CVRC), Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, is the largest charity horse show in the Western Cape. Funds will aid the Horse Care Unit in Grassy Park, which cares for abused, abandoned, sick and injured horses, ponies and donkeys. The weekend event is co-sponsored by Abax Investments and Mr and Mrs Jack Mitchell and family.
Saturday’s gymkhana starts at 09:00. Show-jumping starts at 08:00 on Sunday. There will be a Christmas market, food stalls and children’s entertainment on both days. Endorsed by the Western Province Horse Society, the show is open to riders of all ages. Cape riders consider it an excellent practice event for young riders and novice horses. “It’s fun for riders and spectators alike,” says SPCA Events Manager Juan August who has organised the last six SPCA Horse shows. “There
GIDDY UP: Pictured during the 2010 SPCA horse show is Abigail Lorenz and Ella Cheninais. Photo: Supplied
HORSING ABOUT: Noordhoek’s Michelle Antonsson on Gandolf during the 2010 SPCA horse show. Photo: Supplied
is something for everyone – from classes for riders aged 10 and younger to the show jumping class for more experienced riders wanting to practice for future graded events.” Entry fees for the SA Riding classes are R60 per class or R200 for six classes; Little League classes are R40 per class or R140 for four classes; R100 per show jumping class and R129 for late entries; R80 for the practice jumping and R100 for late entries.
Prizes will be awarded to the first four places, with rosettes to all other places. A ground levy of R50 per horse will be charged and a fee of R50 for the Gymkana games. Entrance for spectators is free and a parking fee of R30 will be charged per car. Cars with horse boxes will have free entry. Visit www.spca-ct.co.za, contact Juan August on (021) 700-4180/41 or email email@example.com for programme details or to book a stand at the Christmas market.
Cape Dance Company is on point
Take a hike with Meridian
The Cape Dance Company opened the new season of neo-classical ballets at the Artscape Theatre on Wednesday 30 November. The season will run until Sunday 11 November and tickets cost R110 per person.
PUT ON your hiking shoes and join Meridian Hiking Club in a host of activities across the Peninsula this week. . On Saturday 10 December, take part in the Delvera Hi-Tec Full Moon Hike (participation fee is R50). Don’t forget your torch and something warm to wear after dark. Wear hiking shoes – you are climbing a mountain. Book your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dirtopia.co.za. Phone Sam on 082 498 0361 for more information. . Also on Saturday, visit Cape Point with the team. Bring your Wildcard or entry fee as well as water, snacks and sunscreen. For more information, phone Dolores Donovan on 072 473 4030. Alternatively, email email@example.com. . On Sunday 11 December,
BACKSTAGE: Debbie Turner (the director of the Cape Dance Compa ny), dancer Mthuthuzeli November and Christo pher L Huggins, a guest choreographer from the USA. Photos: Allison Foat
take part in a full-day hike to Tranquillity Cracks for a strenuous hike with stunning views. Bring at least two litres of water and enough food and snacks. Phone Eddie on 084 245 2761. . On Tuesday 13 December, take part in rock scrambling and rock hopping at Hell’s Gate at Orange Kloof. Bring lunch, snacks, and two litres of water. Book with Sam on Monday 12 December by 09:00 on 082 498 0361 . On Saturday 17 December, take an interesting route to the contour path at Newlands Forest for a shady hike. Phone Denise Young on 083 261 3326. . On Saturday 17 December, visit Dale Brook in Muizenberg for a swim and picnic. Contact Iona on 082 498 0027. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. R20 gets you in, which includes refreshments. For further information, contact (021) 434-9555 in the mornings only.
Saturday 17 December Wednesday 7 December
SUPPORTERS: Dancer Louisa Talbot and ballet enthusi asts Duane Alexander and Jenna RobinsonChild social ise after the show.
STARS: Henk Opperman and Ipeleng Merafe, who are both dancers with the company, celebrate after a successful opening night.
A host of crafters ready to market THE Kirstenbosch Craft Market’s last two markets of the year will be held on Sundays 11 and 18 December (from 9:00 to 14:30 on 11 December and 9:00 to 15:00 the following week). The market is situated at the
historical Three Stone Cottage grounds on the corner of Kirstenbosch and Rhodes drives, Newlands, and has 180 quality crafters and food sellers. There are pony rides for children, credit and debit card facili-
ties and plenty of free parking. Proceeds from stall rentals go to the Kirstenbosch Partnership Fund for improvements to Kirstenbosch Gardens. For more information call (021) 697-2853.
THE UJW Adult Education Division Programme will host Tzili Riesenberger, who will talk on “Telling our Life Stories” at the Stonehaven starting from 10:00 for 10:30.
THE Dutch Reformed Church, Three Anchor Bay, will host a preChristmas yard sale for the community from 08:00 until 13:00. If you are interested in having your own stall to sell your antiques or unwanted goodies, phone Martin on 083 321 8130. Cost per stall is R50.
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days. The centres are: .Gallows Hill in Somerset Road, Green Point; .Hillstar in Plantation Road, Wetton; .Brackenfell, on the corner of Kruispad and Reservoir Streets, Brackenfell; .Durbanville, 93B De Villiers Drive; .Bellville, in Bellrail Road; .Goodwood, on the corner of Frans Conradie Drive and Hugo Street; .Kuils River in Fabriek Street. .
Help make a difference THIS year is International Year of the Volunteer, which showcases the need for people to come forward and offer their time and expertise for the good of others. Volunteers are the life-blood of Hospice, the organisation that provides palliative care to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families. International Volunteer Day (Monday 5 December) gives the 200 member hospices around the country the opportunity to thank the many volunteers without whom the paidfor staff would not be able to provide palliative care. Pat Gelderbloem, co-ordinator of the national Hospice volunteer task team, has been employed at St Luke’s Hospice as Volunteer
Services Manager since 2001. “A volunteer is someone who has a passion for doing something for others,” says Gelderbloem. “They must be committed, the work defines the kind of person you are. Many of them are called to be involved in palliative care because they have been on a journey with Hospice, having lost a loved one, and they understand the philosophy and concept and can make a difference.” To find out about volunteering, contact your local hospice (www.hpca.co.za, gives contact details). You will then undergo orientation, have an interview and then training. Phone (021) 531-2094.
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Young wife battles deadly disease A
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 24hour 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 Private Hospital was the only private medical facility able to treat these
HAPPIER TIMES: Andaleeb and Re faat on their wedding day.
BEFORE: Andaleeb RinquestJanu ary (27) before she was diagnosed.
AFTER: Pictured here is Andaleeb af ter she was diagnosed.
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 mini-
mum 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. 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 RinquestJanuary.
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Administration Clerk: Helpdesk Clerk (4 months contract) Remuneration: R 101 007 per annum plus 37% in lieu of service benefits Requirements: Minimum educational qualification: Senior Certificate (or equivalent). Experience: Appropriate administrative/helpdesk or client service experience. Competencies (knowledge/skills): • Computer literacy (MS Word and Excel) • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape • Strong interpersonal skills • Task orientated. Duties (key result areas/outputs): • Render helpdesk services to management, supervisor, staff, the public and patients • Deal with/intercept the public, visitors and patients • Direct the public, visitors and patients to the correct Departments, Wards and other areas • Handle telephone calls and queries from the public, visitors and patients • Render support services to the supervisor • Assist the Supervisor with general clerical duties. Enquiries: Ms ML Vyver: 021 659-5918 Please submit your application for the attention of Ms ML Vyver to the Chief Executive Officer: Mowbray Maternity Hospital, Private Bag X7, Mowbray 7705. INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or www.capegateway.gov.za) must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department. As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment. The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Blowing up a historical storm GARY VAN DYK
A YOUNG trumpeter from Strandfontein has blown himself into the record books of the UCT music school. Darren English has become the first student in the history of the university to achieve 100% for both of his honours recitals. The first time I heard English play the trumpet, he was in Grade 9 at Muizenberg High, and after discovering that he had only been playing for six months, I realised that this was a unique talent in the making. Move forward to 2011 and those premonitions have come true. This young man has grown into a seasoned musician on the local scene, playing at a range of gigs from those with his mentors guitarist Alvin Dyers and sax man Mark Fransman, he has been touring the globe as part of Jimmy Dludlu’s band, and performing with pop icon Loyiso at the Devo’s concert this year. He also features as soloist on Professor Mike Campbell’s new Big Band album, there’s also various shows at the Baxter but one of the most significant project that he is working on is what he calls George. “This project is dedicated to my late grandfather, George Liederman, who always supported me, and it is a suite of works featuring a string quartet,” he says. Reflecting on his achievement, he is still shocked. “I never expected that mark, especially not for my first recital, as we never had a single rehearsal,” he laughs. “I just told the musicians to come and play, and we had a swingin’ session. Same with my final recital, we just ran through the tunes roughly, and we just had fun.” During his second recital, Darren tried something never done before in a serious recital, he played trumpet and flugelhorn simultaneously. “We played a McCoy Tyner composition called “Passion Dance” as the last tune, and I never planned to play both instruments simultaneously, but I felt like trying something new. “It was quite funny, as people didn’t know what they were seeing or hearing, having phrases sounding like two trumpet players
playing at the same time. “The idea was originally a kind of joke, but it is slowly becoming something that people know me for doing, I actually got offered a few gigs just because of that,” he adds. Looking back at how his love for the trumpet started, he remember that it was love that his teacher Fred Kuit had for the music. “I remember him asking if I’d like to play the trumpet and from there on I remained after school every single day just practising and practising. “Then Kuit introduced me to Miles Davis, and I honestly fell in love with the tone of his sound that inspired me then and still does.” Having “grown up” on the local scene at various jam sessions around town, he has also experienced that many young people are being inspired to get into the music. “Just visit UCT and you will discover a generation of us young cats getting into this groove,” he says. “Fred Kuit has informed me that schools are starting jazz as a study subject as from next year. “I admire Kuit for trying for years to get jazz taught at schools as a subject, its finally happening.” After making history at UCT, the story will continue when he goes on to study his Masters. “I received a full scholarship to do my Masters Degree at Georgia State University in the USA, as from next year September for two years. “During these studies I will be mentored under the Head of Jazz and trumpeter Gordon Vernick, studying both trumpet and drums. “Vernick heard me perform two years ago and offered me the scholarship, but I was not qualified for that degree at the time, so I can finally take him up on the offer. “I’m also grateful to God and my family for their constant support; it’s good knowing my mother prays for me often, and my dad is always watching as if he was on stage with me.” To add to his achievement Darren also got distinction for his BMus Honours Degree and distinction for his thesis that he wrote on the life and music of the late saxophonist Nic Le Roux.
People’s Post Atlantic SeaboardCity Edition Page 9 Trum peter Darren En glish, with his proud parents Judy and Tre vor, af ter his histori cal Ho nours recital at the Univer sity of Cape Town. Photo: Ga ry van Dyk
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One too many THE killing last week of a young bride by her husband defies the 16 Days of Activism campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children. The international campaign is from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). On 3 December, Eunice Mhlewa (27) was fatally stabbed in her Manenberg home, reportedly by her husband, who afterwards tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat. The couple had been married just eight months when the man apparently accused his wife of having an affair Neighbours ran to the house when they heard the woman’s screams, but were too late. While they couldn’t save Eunice’s life, what matters is that they took action; instead of turning a blind eye as society is prone to do, in the name of “it not being their business”. Preventing violence against women and children is everyone’s business and since 1999 the South African government, civil-society organisations and the business sector, have made it their business. The global campaign focuses on violence against women only, but South Africa added children to its campaign because of the country’s high prevalence of child abuse. The theme for the 2011 campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Proliferation of small arms and their role in domestic violence” and government will mobilise communities to reduce arms, commonly used in many domestic violence cases. There are many ways society, including men, can help to end the unacceptably high levels of physical, emotional and sexual abuse on women and children. Speak out, make sure female victims get help, report child abuse, encourage children to report bullying, volunteer for groups that support abused women and children, join a community policing forum... Help create safer communities and know that you have helped prevent the killing of another woman.
Your SMSes Has the curse struck again? IN response to an article in People’s Post last week, it appears that the curse has struck again! Last time, Andre Schwartz could not perform and Rory Rootenburg stepped, most ably, into the phantom role – and what a spectacular show! The Shakespearian play “Macbeth” is known in the trade as “The Scottish Tragedy”, as it too has been cursed with mishaps over the years, right from the premiere, when the Bard himself had to play Lady MacBeth, as the boy (women were not allowed on the stage then) cast in the role had fallen ill! What puzzles me about the write-ups on
“Phantom” world-wide is that he is depicted as a mysterious, mad, malign musical genius! In the original story, he is in fact the architect of the new Paris Opera House. He is disfigured in an accident on the construction site and elects to hide forever within his creation. Considering that the Paris Opera House is real, that its basements descend five levels below the street, that there is a subterranean river there, why shouldn’t the “Phantom Architect” be real too? Any answers? ALAN CAMPBELL Gardens
Open your heart and give I HAVE read in the media that certain concerned citizens are encouraging the privileged not to give or donate any food or monies to those knocking on our doors or shouting at our gates. Instead, we are encouraged to do the right thing and take money and goods to an accredited organisation that would in their wisdom make sure that the right people receive it. But suppose my wife and son and I live on the street, have not eaten for two days and now the nagging hunger forces us to go to the suburbs. We knock on door after door and leave empty handed because the occupants state
they are following a criteria and their donations were given to an organisation that helps us people. We ask where this oasis of charity is and are told it might be in Wynberg. How are we to find money to travel to this oasis? Is this how you or your family want to be treated if you should fall on hard times (and with today’s global climate and economic state, this is not impossible). That neverland oasis must be created right here in our homes and I will give until it hurts because it is my choice. KEITH BLAKE
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 . 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. . RIP Mr Lonely – I apologise that human children are so abused that as adults they feel nothing but hurt and rage and end up abusing and torturing others. I promise more dedication to the healing of our dehumanised hearts so as to help your kind and ours. More love for all living things and less judgment! RW 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? . I am grateful to the staff at Victoria Hospital after my recent surgery. I appreciated all the care. Maggie, Plumstead . 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 . With all the money DSTV receives, they should have a better selection of movies and shows. What do they do with all the money? Viewer . Hell have no wrath like that of a woman caught cheating on her husband and then exposed.
Tuesday 6 December 2011 BIKER POWER: A reader took these pictures while he was stuck in traffic as thousands of motorbike riders took part in the Toy Run on Sun day 27 Novem ber. The starting points for this year’s run were Epping Market and Ottery Hy permarket. It ended at May nardville in Wyn berg, where the toys were dropped off for underprivileged children.
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PEDAL TO THE METAL: Bikes large and small made their way to May nardville.
BEST BUD DIES: A biker rides with a furry friend.
BOY AND TOY: A biker shows his funny side.
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Have a musical festive season K
ICK-START your festive season a cappella-style in the company of six of Cape Town’s most popular and talented male stars in Vocal is Lekka at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from Tuesday 6 December to Saturday 7 January, at 20:15 with early Saturday performances at 17:30. Producer Alistair Izobell has assembled a stellar ensemble comprising the award-winning musical performer, actor and choreographer Loukmaan Adams, Fleur du Cap winner Terry Fortune, ABSA KKNK Best Newcomer, and Kyknet Fiesta Best Upcoming Artist Moenier Adams (aka Monox), suave vocalist from JAG-fame Nur Abrahams, comic vocalist Waseef Piekaan and the multiple awardwinning actor, director and choreographer Bongile Mantsai. Izobell and Adams direct this brand new show, which features six versatile, slick and seasoned musicians brought together to combine rhythmic and vocal harmonising sounds under the musical direction of Camillo Lombard. Using non-musical instruments and objects, Vocal is Lekka showcases popular songs which span all the decades starting from the 1920s with a fresh a cappella and acoustic approach and great melodic rhythms accompanied by charismatic and smooth choreography.
The lives of others OTHER People’s Lives, a South African play written by Amy Jephta, columnist for The Big Issue, will take place at the Artscape Arena from 16 - 17 December. The first performance will be on Friday 16 December at 18:00 and again at 20:15. Times on Saturday 17 December are16:00 and 20:15. Tickets will be sold at the door for R30.
“Three Coins in the Fountain”, “Fever”, “Homeless”, “Reggae Nights”, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing”, are just some of the highlights of the bumper lineup. “Music and entertainment lovers can expect an evening filled with humour and musical entertainment that will get your feet tapping, hands clapping and lips singing to the incredible harmonies of these multi-talented performers,” says Izobell. Izobell is currently performing in David Kramer’s musical comedy Some Like it Vrot, which is choreographed by Adams, and the two recently joined forces as producer and performer respectively in This is My Life, which showcases the life of Idols winner Karin Kortje. Booking for Vocal is Lekka is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, or online at www.computicket.co.za or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet. For discounted corporate or block bookings, fundraisers and charities, contact Sharon on (021) 680 3962 or Carmen on (021) 680 3993 during office hours. Producer Alistair Izobell has assembled a stellar ensemble comprising the award-winning musical performer, actor and choreographer Loukmaan Adams, Fleur du Cap winner Terry Fortune, AB-
SA KKNK Best Newcomer, and Kyknet Fiesta Best Upcoming Artist Moenier Adams (aka Monox), suave vocalist from JAG-fame Nur Abrahams, comic vocalist Waseef Piekaan and the multiple award-winning actor, director and choreographer Bongile Mantsai. Izobell and Adams direct this brand new show, which features six versatile, slick and seasoned musicians brought together to combine rhythmic and vocal harmonising sounds under the musical direction of Camillo Lombard. Using non-musical instruments and objects, Vocal is Lekka showcases popular songs which span all the decades starting from the 1920’s with a fresh a cap- FUNNY MEN: Pictured from left to right: Back: Loukmaan Adams, Bongile Mant pella and acoustic ap- sai, Waseef Piekaan. Front: Nur Abrahams, Moenier Adams, and Terry Fortune proach and great melodic in Vocal is lekker. rhythms accompanied by charismatic and smooth choreog- tainment that will get your feet the life of Idols winner Karin Koraphy. tapping, hands clapping and lips rtje. “Three Coins in the Fountain”, singing to the incredible harmoBooking for Vocal is Lekka is “Fever”, “Homeless”, “Reggae nies of these multi-talented per- through Computicket on Nights”, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” formers,” says Izobell. 0861 915 8000, or online at and “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t Izobell is currently performing www.computicket.co.za or at any got that swing”, are just some of in David Kramer’s musical come- Shoprite Checkers outlet. For disthe highlights of the bumper line- dy Some Like it Vrot, which is cho- counted corporate or block bookup. reographed by Adams, and the two ings, fundraisers and charities, “Music and entertainment lov- recently joined forces as producer contact Sharon on (021) 680 3962 or ers can expect an evening filled and performer respectively in, Carmen on (021) 680 3993 during with humour and musical enter- This is My Life which showcases office hours.
Kicking off summer in style GOOD HOPE FM and The Next 48Hours kicked the Cape Town Summer campaign off in style with an Alister party at Five Flies Restaurant in Cape Town last week.
Derek in the District FRESH from a twelve-city tour of Switzerland, and an intense three days of recording in Knysna with award winning sound engineer Howard Butcher, Cape Town composer-guitarist Derek Gripper plays music from his latest album The Sound of Water at The Theatre in the District, 106 Chapel Street, District Six, on Saturday 10 December at 20:00. Tickets cost R60. to secure a seatPhone to bookon 079 770 4686 .
Jenny Morris and Ewan Strydom.
Claudia Mohr and Imran Khan.
JoAnn During, owner of the Five Flies.
Dr Victor and his Rebels in the Cape GRANDWEST presents a stellar line-up of reggae, pop and comic entertainment on Thursday 15 December at the Grand Arena, featuring Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, top three 2011 Idols winners Dave, Mark and Crushandra, and comedian Kurt Schoonraad. People’s Post and GrandWest is offering readers a chance to win four double tickets to the show. Simply SMS the word “Rasta” to 34586 by noon on Friday 9 December. SMSs cost R1,50.
Naushad Khan, Liezel van der Westhuizen and Esa Yacoob.
Ingrid Smith, Aisha Sieed and Roxanne Khan.
Tuesday 6 December 2011
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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.
THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN NEEDS YOUR HELP TO KEEP OUR SEWER DRAINS BLOCKAGE FREE You can contribute in reducing the costs of clearing blocked drains and ensuring a healthier environment by not placing leftover food, oil, fat, sanitary towels or nappies and other foreigh objects down sinks, wash basins, floor drains and toilets.
BLOCKAGE FREE SEWERS = HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
DO NOT PLACE THESE DOWN THE SINK
excess oil from the pan
left over food
forks, spoons and other metal objects
DO NOT FLUSH THESE DOWN THE TOILET
Report blocked drains and sewers call 0860 10 30 89 or SMS 31373 or email waterTOC@capetown.gov.za
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All aboard for the world’s toughest rubberduck race INFLATABLE boat enthusiasts have started preparing for the Trans Agulhas Challenge over the weekend with a club race in Strand. “This five-day race draws more than 60 inflatable boats and thousands of tourists to the southern and west coasts of South Africa every year”, said the organisers. “They don’t call it the world’s toughest inflatable boat race for no reason, though,” warned Pinelands resident David Kalis, of the Legionair Racing Team. “Completing a distance of 700km in five days takes a tremendous toll on your body. Even with a kidney belt, racers end up urinating blood and become dehydrated. On day four we race at night,” Kalis said. Organisers say that the sport struggled to take off when they first started approaching sponsors in 1988 because it was considered “too dangerous”. “Only three boats ended up competing that year. Today, the Trans Agulhas Challenge is a world-class
READY TO GO: David Kalis preparates for the world’s toughest inflatable boat race. Photo: Supplied event, hosted every year by Agulhas Inflatable Boat Club (AIBC).” The race kicks off on Wednesday 28 December this year in Plettenberg Bay, with stages in Mossel Bay, Stillbaai, Struisbaai and Hermanus. The event concludes on New Year’s Day in Strand. “Inflatable boat (or rubberduck) racing started in South Africa but has become popular all around the world,” Kalis said. “We hope that events like the
FACE OFF: Paul Bell of VOB, left, and Darren Burns of Pirates during the Major League baseball match between the two teams at Chukker Road sports fields on Saturday 3 December.Photo: Peter Heeger/ Gallo Images
Trans Agulhas will encourage more locals to take up the sport. Sponsors such as Builders Warehouse and Toyota have supported me a great deal because they’ve seen the potential, but more South Africans need to get involved,” he added. The event will be broadcasted live on SuperSport between Wednesday 28 December and Sunday 1 January. For more information as well as entry details, visit www.transagulhaschallenge.co.za.
SWING: Chad Jones of VOB steps up to the plate and lets fly. Photo: Peter Heeger/ Gallo Images
Tee off with the VOB THE VOB Baseball and Softball Club will be hosting a golf day on Sunday 18 December at King David Golf Course in Bellville. Entry is R300 per person or R1 200 for a four
MISSED: Max Waller of Rondebosch fails to connect a reverse sweep and is trapped LBW during the Western Province Cricket Association PCA 1A League match between Rondebosch and Victoria at Tony Dumas Oval on Saturday 3 December.
EYE ON THE BALL: Riaaz Teladia of Rondebosch watch es a delivery all the way on to his bat during the match between Rondebosch and Victoria.
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Photo: Peter Heeger/ Gallo Images
Getting down and dirty THE under 19 ladies of the Junior Women’s Softball World Championship showed some aggressiveness during their warm-up games on Saturday at Turfhall Stadium. The tournament runs from Wednesday 7 December until Saturday 17 December at Turfhall Stadium. Tickets are R20 per day, and can be bought online at Computicket.
CLOSED EYES: Kaylanne Stoffels of South Africa swings and misses a slow pitch delivery as Canada’s Natalie Whiteman prepares to catch the ball. Photos: Rashied Isaacs
CLOSE CALL: Cheyenne Cordes of USA slides into home plate only to be tagged out by Australia’s Rachel Sechi.
SHOT: On top, Clyde Fortuin, of Western Province Cricket Club, lines up a shot while Old Mutual wicket keeper Zakir Kathrada hopes for a slight edge.
STEAMING IN: On the right, Jonathan Mein jies of Western Prov ince Cricket Club bowls a redhot deliv ery during the team’s match against Old Mutual on Saturday 3 December. Photos: Peter SAFE: Takasaka Kazuki of Japan slides home safely as New Zealand’s Beth Stavert makes it late for the tag.
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Ajax back on track LYNN PRINS
JAX Cape Town ended on a positive note after a toughly contested first half against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday at Cape Town Stadium. George Maluleka opened up the score for Ajax, just after half time in the 48th minute, followed by Matthew Booth’s goal in the 60th minute, taking the score 2-0 to full time. Celtic, who showed less aggression in their attacking, came off lucky as the Urban Warriors failed to take advantage of their given opportunities. Apart from Booth scoring the winning goal, he has also been a revelation at the back for the Urban Warriors and 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 they have been in for so long. Lansdowne based team Engen Santos need a desperate win. With the festive break nearing, looming Santos is now three points behind Jomo Cosmos in the bottom half of the log. Cosmos won their first game of the season on Sunday but remain bottom of the log. Santos, who won a game in October against Maritzburg United, struggle with their defence, which is inconsistent and a major concern. They seem to lose concentration at crucial times, and on Saturday stalwart centre defender Wayne Arendse’s presence was missed when he was replaced by Pere Ariweriyai, former AmaZulu defender. Arendse, who is regarded as “safe” in the backline, was replaced due to injury. Since Ariweriyai’s signing, he has been having shaky starts, and although he has good aerial presence, speedy strikers normally catch him on the break. During Santos’ last two games, goalkeeper Tshepo Motsoeneng was also not performing at his best, especially against Sundowns when they caught him off guard. However, on the bright side, Vuyisile Wana and Eleazar Rodgers are regaining their scoring form with the latter scoring against Sundowns earlier in the game. Santos’ next game takes place on Friday 16 December against AmaZulu at Athlone Stadium. And on Saturday 17 December Ajax take on Golden Arrows at 18:00 at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban.
Fun road race for all THE Mitchell’s Plain Titans Athletic Club will host its forth annual Road Race on Saturday 17 December, starting at the Rocklands
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BOOTH: Ajax Cape Town players swarm Mathew Booth after the lanky defender scored the second goal of the match against Bloemfontein Celtic during an Absa League match. George Maluleka opened the scoring for the Urban Warriors early in the second half, putting Ajax in the lead. Ajax won the match 20 on Sunday at the Cape Town Stadium. Their win moved them up to seventh place in the log standings. Photo: Rashied Isaacs prizes as well as a cash prize for the winner of the 21km race. The 21km race starts at 06:00 and costs R50 and R75 for unlicensed athletes. The 10km run/walk starts at 06:15. Entrance is R30 and R45 for unlicensed athletes.
Entry for the junior 10km race is R15 and R25 for unlicensed athletes. The 5km fun run starts at 08:30 and costs R10. Participants can register on the day from 04:45. For more information call Angelo de Villiers on 072 298 8295.
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