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A ll about the money All NICOLE MCCAIN
A project to upgrade the Bo-Kaap quarries has stalled after funding was spent by the City of Cape Town on the stadium in Green Point. The R4,5m funding was set aside in February this year and tender documentation was submitted to the supply chain management during April. But by June, when the consultant team was due to be appointed, the funding had dried up. According to a report submitted to the mayor last month, the funds were all channelled to the Cape Town Stadium. Funding was withdrawn “mainly as a result of higher than budgeted for expenditure including senior council and other legal cost relating to the Stadium Consultation Fee Arbitration”, the report states. This despite the timeframes of the Quarry Street Project being accepted and endorsed
during an Executive Mayor and Mayco meeting last year. The project was also earmarked as a World Cup legacy. “The Quarry Sites Project has been carried forward from the 2010 World Cup initiative in-principle agreement reached with the Tourism, Events and Marketing directorate that funding would be made available to the project manager from OPEX funding available from the current financial year,” the report states. The community is let down, says Osman Shaboodien, chairperson of the Bo-Kaap Civic Association. “We are disappointed. But maybe this is a time to re-look what is needed in the community. The area does need a more holistic plan to make it more usable,” he says. An upgrade is needed to secure the sites, says Anwar Valley, chairperson on the BoKaap Neighbourhood Watch. Safety in quarries was highlighted earlier this year when a woman fell to her death
from a quarry edge while escaping a mugger. Fences were recently installed as a security measure at the Prayer and Wash House Quarries, but the barricade at the Wash House Quarry was taken down after residents complained. However, ward councillor Dave Bryant says the City is considering installing a CCTV camera and improved lighting in the area. “Any development that helps with security is welcome,” Valley says. The lack of funding has had a knock-on effect on SANParks, who have been considering using the Strand Street Quarry to accommodate a tourism gateway to Signal Hill and the Noon Gun, which would cater to a million visitors every year. Funding has been secured to investigate the feasibility of the tourism gateway, with a study due to start next month. The project involves a range of stakeholders, says SANParks operations manager for
Table Mountain National Park, Paddy Gordon. The City is one of these stakeholders, but the project is not dependent on their involvement. “This will simply slow down the City’s side of the project, but not SANParks’,” Gordon says. He confirmed SANParks is looking to install a “people-mover” from the quarry to Signal Hill. “We’re not certain what form this will take – possibly a funicular or stairs. The first step is the feasibility study to see what can be done,” Gordon says. Shaboodien says he has also heard rumours of a cableway being installed once the project is complete, to take tourists to Signal Hill. “It’s been coming on for years. It will have an impact on many people in the area. But in our eyes, any inclusive development is good,” he says. At the time of print, the City had not responded to queries for details surrounding the plan.
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PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Testicular cancer: T young men at risk NADINE MOODIE
here is no way to prevent testicular cancer or to avoid the risk factors for the disease. This is according to Professor Michael Herbst of the Cancer Association of SA (Cansa). Known as a young man’s cancer, it is prevalent among men aged between 20 and 40. Testicular cancer survivor Torsten Koehler (48) says young boys going through puberty should do self-inspections on their sexual organs to check for possible lumps. He was 30 years old when he realised something was wrong. “I was a Biology teacher teaching sex education at the time. I felt a lump on my right testicle which never went away for a week. I went to the doctor and had a biopsy,” he says. “It wasn’t sore in the beginning stages, but the lump was definitely evident.” Doctors advised him to remove the right testicle because the cancer had spread throughout the area. “Before I underwent chemotherapy I donated sperm cells because I was fearful the cancer would return after the therapy. “I decided to do something for myself by educating people about testicular cancer and drew up a bucket list, resigned from my job and travelled for two years,” he says.
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Koehler says the disease is prevalent in young men going through puberty. One of his former students was saved in time after a Biology lesson where he highlighted the disease. “Men don’t speak about their health and avoid going to doctors. My mission in life is to educate men about their health,” he says. “If cancer is detected at an early stage men will have a 96% chance of survival. If it’s not treated in time, the lump in the testicle becomes painful because the cell opens up and spreads cancer throughout the body.” Some men, he says, have said they felt a pain in their groin and that “one testicle feels heavier than the other. If the disease is in an advanced stage the testicle will enlarge and spread to the lymph nodes”. Koehler says the surgery is not physically painful, but leaves emotional scars. “A year after I was diagnosed I had a silicone implant in my testicle, but the road to recovery was difficult,” he says. “Every chemotherapy session felt like I was going to the clinic to get poison. I felt sick, rotten and had wounds in my mouth.” He believes there’s life after cancer even though he’s seen boys as young as 12 years old being diagnosed with the disease. “I still go back to the doctor to have myself tested for cancer, and it’s refreshing knowing this cancer won’t return. If I am diag-
nosed with cancer again, it will be a different cancer,” he says. Koehler fumes when he says women are more open to speaking about their health. “A man can be a father without anyone ever seeing him naked. Women go for check-ups all the time,” he says. “It is a little embarrassing, but it can save your life. Men need to be open to the idea of having regular check-ups and need to get over the fact that a doctor will physically have to examine their sexual organs to make a diagnosis.” Dr Amir Zarrabi, a consultant urologist at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, says there’s no specific cause for this cancer. “The only possible reasons detected which increases the chance for cancer is when children had mumps which affected the testicles or when a boy is born without a testicle in his scrotum,” he says. “There is no relation between wearing tight pants and testicular cancer.” Zarrabi says there is a high cure rate for the cancer and it can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. “This cancer mostly affects one testicle and men only need one testicle for hormone production,” he says. Herbst says the absence – or otherwise – of risk factors is no indication of cancer. “Not having any risk factors does not mean someone will not get the disease.”
Take care and be alert to the risk factors There are a number of risk factors for testicular cancer, according Cansa. These are: . Having an undescended testicle. Before birth the testicles develop in the stomach of the foetus and then move down to the scrotum. In about 3% of boys the testicles do not move down to the scrotum before birth and either stay in the stomach or get stuck in the groin. . Abnormal development of the testicles or other organs. Men born with abnormalities of the testicles, penis, urethra or kidneys, as well as those with a hernia in the groin, may be at increased risk. . Having a family history increases the
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risk. If a man has the disease there is a slight increased risk that his brothers or sons may also get it. About 10% of testicular cancer appears to be genetically linked. . HIV infection increases risk of the cancer. This is especially true for men who have Aids. . Race. Being white increases the risk. White men are five times more likely to get this cancer. The reason for the risk is not known. . Having fertility problems increase the risk. This was identified in low semen concentration sperm which did not move
around much. . Certain occupations – miners, oil or gas workers, caretakers, leather workers, food and beverage workers or workers involved in manufacturing or application of pesticides – have an increased risk. . Having a family history of breast cancer or malignant melanoma. . Smoking dagga. . Some studies show tall men have an increased risk. Having had a vasectomy does not increase the risk. Having prior trauma to testicles and recurrent actions such as horseback riding do not appear to be related to the cancer. V Visit www.cansa.org.za.
Most drivers fail to strap in ELSABÉ BRITS
Drivers and passengers, including many children, in Cape Town rarely wear their seatbelts. The average use of seatbelts by children three years and older is a mere 22%. And in poorer areas it is as low as 0.03%. These are the figures from research findings published in the September issue of the South African Medical Journal. The research – conducted at large intersections in the City Bowl, Mitchell’s Plain, Bellville, Du Noon, Guguletu, Milnerton and Newlands – was to see if 6848 people wear their seatbelts. The figures differ significantly in the different areas. The figures show that 54% of drivers wear seatbelts, as well as 30% of the front passengers and 9% on the back seat. The worrying trend is that 80% of children who are injured in accidents are not strapped.
“The country has many road safety projects, but it is not clear how effective these are. The fact that the death rate remains basically unchanged year after year is an indication that the strategies fall short,” the research said. The chances of people who do not wear seatbelts during a collision being thrown from the car and dying is 30 times greater than if they would wear the belts. Up to three-quarters of people falling from a car eventually die. Between 1982 and 1995, South Africans increasingly used seatbelts, but this decreased after 1995. The recommendation is that the law be rigorously enforced, because it dictates that it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that everyone wears seatbelts. Vehicles must also be stopped with a focus on this and road users should not by chance be fined for failing to wear seatbelts when they are stopped for something else.
WINNER TAKES IT ALL: Bridal couples from all over the Western Cape flocked to Tygervalley Centre between 29 August and 1 September to experience the latest trends the bridal industry had to offer. Michelle Roberts from Camps Bay was the lucky winner of the Bridal Experience competition. The blushing bride-to-be won a wedding experience valued at over R250 000. The prize included a wedding experience sponsored by Ashanti Estate, a wedding gown from Jagadi Couture, bridal photography by Lizzy Photography and jewellery from Roux du Preez Designs. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Tuesday, 10 September 2013
TOURISM: PUMP HOUSE EARMARKED
Busking stage for Camps Bay NICOLE MCCAIN
Camps Bay visitor Hope Mashaba is all for the concert venue. “It’s a cool idea. People often get annoyed Musicians may soon have a designated performance space as a formalised busking area by the buskers. They don’t want to be bothered while eating. It’s uncomfortable,” she is on the cards for Camps Bay. Ward councillor Beverley Schafer says says. The additional seating will be no threat to she is in talks with the City of Cape Town to create a space on the roof of the pump the many restaurants on the beachfront, house at the beach for buskers to perform. Mashaba believes. “It will be nice to have a formal area where Benches and a stage will be installed, people can go to sit and listen, and I don’t should the idea be signed off. Schafer says the busking area will remove think it will take customers away from busimusicians from the street, which is often a nesses,” she says. However, Clint Jones, owner of the Camps dangerous area. It will also diminish restaurants’ patrons feeling harassed by a steady Bay Kauai, has his reservations about the plan. “People don’t really go to the pump stream of performers. “This way people can choose if they want house. The buskers don’t bother the customers. The informal traders bother them more to enjoy the music or not,” she says. than the musicians, and have been linked to cases of theft. The buskers rove and don’t bug anyone. Tourists love it. It adds to the atmosphere,” he says. Vendor Colin Kasirori, who runs a stall on the beachfront, says the musicians are a tourist attraction. “A place with a stage will be much better for entertaining. I don’t think we’ll lose customers. If anything, it will bring more tourists who want to come and hear the music,” he says. Schafer believes the busking area will be a huge draw card for tourMUSIC IN THE AIR: Tourists may soon be drawn to Camps ists, and says the area can also be Bay for more than just the views if a busking area is estab- used as a lookout point during ball lished at the pump house. PHOTO: NICOLE MCCAIN sports.
BONNIE’S BACK! Music lovers were wowed as legendary Bonnie Tyler performed at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Friday night. Fans have had a 20-year wait to hear favourites such as Total Eclipse of the Heart and Holding Out For a Hero as part of Tyler’s Rocks and Honey world tour. PHOTO: WIKUS DE WET/ PHOTO24
Arts community blasts City of Cape Town for festival sideline
Members of the arts community are feeling snubbed as the City of Cape Town considers hosting a new arts festival – with little input from them. Council has been “in dialogue around” the arts festival, with the working title The Cape Town Fringe Festival, says Mayoral Committee member for Tourism, Events and Marketing Grant Pascoe. However, the dialogue has not included them, say members of the arts community. Louis Heyneman, CEO of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, says only one meeting has been held with them amid rumours of the City consulting with external organisers. “I hope they will consult with us. The City has all the expertise at their fingertips. There is the orchestra, Artscape, the jazz festival, the Fugard, the Baxter, the Cape Town
Ballet…. We have some of the best audiences, as well as international expertise and theatres,” he says. Brian Heydenrych, Artscape producer, referred all enquiries to the City. However, a reliable source told People’s Post that Artscape had been provided some information regarding the festival but no details had been finalised. The Artscape is also fully booked during the proposed time. Pascoe says the City has consulted “with various members of, and bodies in, the arts community” and is researching “a range of options locally and internationally”. He says one of these models, which gave rise to the working title, the Cape Town Fringe Festival, is the “International ‘Fringe’ model”. “A City official will attend the Amsterdam Fringe this month to assess whether this model is applicable to Cape Town,” Pascoe
says. One of the bodies with which they have been in consultation is the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. “The City has been approached by the National Arts Festival as the organisers. They are interested in extending its footprint and sharing its 38 years of expertise.” Rashid Lombard, festival director of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, says they have not been consulted, although he has heard that the organisers of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival will be at the helm of the new festival. “Arts, culture and heritage are of immeasurable importance and festivals position Cape Town as the creative capital. I don’t mind who the organisers are, but the event must be planned within the events calendar,” he says. Heyneman says the City also needs to consult them on the best time for the festival. The proposal would see it take place in Au-
gust next year. “August is our busiest month. We hope they will be able to incorporate us. We are ready to give whatever co-operation they need to make Cape Town a great cultural city.” Heyneman however, would rather see the funds channelled into supporting existing arts programmes. But the City simply doesn’t have the money, counters Pascoe, even though the City may be committed to supporting the arts and winter tourism. “While recognising the high level of excellence in Cape Town in respect to the creative and arts bodies, the City’s budget for arts and culture does not permit it to directly support all arts bodies in the city. The demand for arts funding support significantly outstrips the available budget. The City will therefore look at ways to strategically impact on supporting the arts and to supporting tourism using events.”
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PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Petrol strike discontent Thousands of petrol attendants across the country are on strike. Of the 300 000 taking part in the mass action, 7 000 belong to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa). Numsa is demanding a R30 per hour increase across the board on actual rates of pay in all sectors and divisions for workers earning above R6 000 per month by 2016. The strike action could leave motorists stranded without attendants to fill up their tanks. Interns Nombulelo Damba and Tarryn Arnold polled readers for their thoughts on the mass action.
WALDO JAC JACOBS OBS believes the strike has a major effect on the nation. “The strike is draining the economy,” he says. Jacobs believes workers need to negotiate before taking strike action. As the rainfall continues across the peninsula, the City of Cape Town is asking homeowners to remove illegal stormwater connections from sewers. Council’s Water and Sanitation Department has been flooded with complaints about overflowing sewers. They believe this is a result of illegal
PHAKAMILE MQ PHAKAMILE MQULW ULWANA ANA says petrol attendants have the right to strike. “These people are working hard but are getting paid peanuts and some have big families to feed.”
CESOREE’ HER HERADIEN ADIEN says the strike is not necessary. “If they are not happy they must find other jobs. We do not need them anyway. We have hands; we can do it ourselves.”
EMMERANCIA WILLIAMS insists that workEMMERANCIA ers are not getting the money they deserve. “Government should take out more money from their pockets and not run away to other countries and do negotiations on that side”.
ALPHONSE MOGONGWA believes that business should go on as usual. “Right now the demand for a raise has been made. [They should then try to find] a solution before attempting to strike.”
MARTIN FRANK MARTIN FRANK says the strike should not have happened in the first place. “Commuters who use public transport to get to work arrive late because taxis are looking for [operating] petrol stations.”
A drain on council resources stormwater connections or discharges to the sewerage system made by residents. Mayoral Committee member for Utility Services Ernest Sonnenberg says this is criti-
ANNEKE OLIVARI OLIVARI says the strike has a negative effect on all motorists. “Many of us will be struggling. This will also bring down the economy.”
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cal to prevent flooding and health hazards for residents, communities and the environment. Failure to remove the illegal stormwater connections and discharges from their local sewers places them in direct contravention with the City’s stormwater and waste-
water bylaws. They will eligible for a fine. The correct procedure for stormwater discharge is to ensure that excess stormwater is diverted to the roadside, where it will flow into the stormwater system. Where flooding does occur as a result of overflowing sewers, excessive stormwater or blocked stormwater drains, residents can contact the City’s Call Centre on 0860 103 089; SMS 31373; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The booze effect MARIDA FITZPATRICK About 130 South Africans die each day because of alcohol. This is according to Professor Charles Parry, director of the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) research unit for alcohol and drug abuse. Parry said about a third of these deaths is caused by drunk driving. He delivered a presentation at the Discovery Centre for health journalism’s symposium on non-contagious diseases. He said the State forks out nearly R40bn on alcohol-related deaths each year. Parry added that there is an increase in the number of high school pupils abusing alcohol. He also said there is a causal link between alcohol abuse and diseases such as epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers, such as of the mouth, liver, rectum and larynx. A woman who, for example, drinks four alcoholic drinks every day, has a 50% greater chance of getting breast cancer, Parry said. “The more a woman drinks each day, the bigger her chance of getting breast cancer.” Women who drink also have a higher chance of having increased high blood pressure than men. And men and women who drink more than two alcoholic drinks daily have a greater chance of becoming diabetic. About 55% of men and 69% of women in sub-Saharan Africa do not consume alcohol at all, but many of those who drink, abuse
alcohol. Parry said more than a third of South Africans over-indulge from time to time. “One third of the population’s alcohol abuse is already problematic. We consume 19F of pure alcohol per drinker a year,” he said. Among South Africans, men aged 20 to 24 drink the most “and it is becoming worse”, Parry said. According to the MRC bad lifestyle habits such as alcohol abuse, smoking, incorrect eating and too little exercise contributes to 65% of heart disease deaths. Alcohol abuse is one of the largest causes of so-called lifestyle diseases. Professor Melvyn Freeman, head of noncontagious diseases at the health department, said South Africa’s development will take a knock if the country does not do something to tackle lifestyle illnesses.
PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Absence of refugee centre ‘not a loophole’ CARRYN-ANN NEL
UNSIGHTLY: The site has been vandalised with graffiti and is littered with dirt.
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Rocklands Villas’ downward spiral
After years of decay, a quick coat of paint is not enough to please residents when it comes to Rocklands Villas. The building should be put back on the Problem Building List, says Heather Tager of the Sea Point City Improvement District, after a resurgence of vandalism and vagrancy at the property in Rocklands Road. Rocklands Villas has been reported to the City of Cape Town and was “declared a problem building in terms of the City’s Problem Buildings Bylaw in 2010”, says Cheryl Walters, the City’s director for Planning and Building Development Management. Rocklands Villas consists of 12 semi-detached houses off Rocklands Road in Sea Point. The buildings are on a large property owned by the SABC, which also includes their studios, garages and parking space. In 2009, the SABC was issued a court order compelling them to repair, clean and repaint Rocklands Villas within two months. They were also ordered to secure the premises and placed a security guard and dog on site. Nomfundo Mpuntsha, regional general manager of the SABC, reportedly said in 2008 the flats would be sold once renovations had been completed. The flats had not been leased because the broadcaster had struggled to collect rent from its tenants in the past.
However, the quick fix doesn’t seem to have made any lasting difference. Graffiti and vagrants are a common sight at the villas, Tager says. “There has been no improvement. It’s been going on for years. The community finds it unacceptable.” A resident, who asks not to be named, says she has seen vagrants setting up camp at the Villas. Some of the windows are also missing. But Sea Point resident Barry Gurney says he hasn’t seen any vagrants “since they put up the fencing and got the security guard”. However, he is disappointed in the maintenance. “They just painted it so that it doesn’t look like it’s falling down. They could make it into such beautiful homes,” he says. The building is older than 60 years and enjoys protection under the National Heritage Resources Act, Walters says. The building was purchased many years ago in a strategic decision to provide the SABC with “additional capacity”, says Kaizer Kganyago, group head of communications for the SABC. “It is an old building that in its current state is unsuitable for human occupation. However, the SABC remains committed to the proper maintenance of all buildings in its portfolio of properties. In the last two years Rocklands Villas has been given a fresh coat of paint. It has been fenced in and made secure, until a decision is made about its future,” he says.
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The fact that asylum seekers in the Mother City are inconvenienced by having to submit their applications in Durban, Pretoria or Musina should not be seen as a loophole in the system. It is no different for applicants living in Kimberley or Mangaung, where there are also no refugee centres. This the argument of the Department of Home Affairs in an appeal against a decision by the Western Cape High Court forcing it to keep the Cape Town Refugee Centre open. It is appealing to the Appeals Court in Bloemfontein. Appeal judges Bob Nugent, Carol Lewis, Leona Theron, Malcolm Wallis and Nigel Willis heard the application. The department closed the centre in Maitland last year and decided that all asylum seekers should submit applications for permits to its Durban, Pretoria and Musina offices. After this Scalabrini, an NGO support-
ing displaced people, asked the court to find the department’s decision that refugees can no longer seek asylum in the Western Cape unlawful and void. In March Judge Owen Rogers found that the department’s decision was unlawful and unreasonable. He ruled that Cape Town should have a centre. But the department feels it is unnecessary. The department is not required to ensure there is a refugee centre in the areas where applicants live and work. However, Scalabrini argues that the Western Cape High Court has twice ruled that the centre’s doors remain open. It is unlawful that the department does not have a centre in Cape Town. “Asylum seekers have to travel to other centres time and time again. It is a disadvantage for those living and working in Cape Town.” Scalabrini further says asylum seekers also have rights, which may not be ignored. Judgement is reserved.
PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Tuesday, 10 September 2013
WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL: ECO-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
Rethink for office space MALHERBE NIENABER
Wood, plastic and metal. These are the materials used to equip the pop-up offices of the World Design Capital (WDC) Cape Town 2014 project in Barrack Street. At the recent launch of the offices, designer Etienne Hanekom explained how he went about creating an environmentally-friendly space. “Pop up” refers to the furniture and barriers which have not been bolted to the floors or walls. “No holes were made in the concrete,” he says. The office serves as WDC headquarters where arrangements are being made for
next year and designers can work on their ideas. Transparent plastic stack walls tied to metal frames are used as barriers between offices. The metal and plastic can be recycled. The offices are laid-out around a creative space in the centre of the room, where a long table is stationed. Yellow milk crates, repurposed after a previous WDC event, double as containers and shelving. Hanekom favoured materials such as wood over paint and other chemicals. The office was equipped in July and was completed within two weeks.
Fruit bat to debut on limitededition R1 collectors’ coins JAMES-BRENT STYAN
SA Coin will next year issue R1 gold coins representing a unique South African animal species. South African currency usually bears the image of the Big Five, big deer or beautiful birds, but next year it is the turn of the humble fruit bat. Each year SA Coin issues a limited number of collectors’ coins. These coins are issued with the permission of the Reserve Bank and parliament. Reserve Bank spokesperson Hlengani Mathebula said the bank’s board of direc-
tors decided on the bat. An image of the bat is not available as the new coins have yet to be gazetted. When questioned why a creature which is relatively unknown in safari circles and among tourists was selected, he responded: “How else will the animal be known without a little publicity?” In environmental circles it is known that the species plays a major role in fertilisation. The gold coins will be distributed by coin dealers, who will, in turn, sell it to collectors and investors. It will be a limited-edition which is why the value will be high.
HAVE YOUR SAY! INVITATION TO ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING
DRAFT TOURISM DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK The City of Cape Town invites you to a public meeting to discuss the Draft Tourism Development Framework. In terms of Section 17 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments, recommendations or input on the Draft Tourism Development Framework at the following meeting: Date: 19 September 2013 Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Venue: Council Chamber, Cape Town Civic Centre Special assistance will be given to people who cannot read or write, people living with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments, to have their inputs or comments recorded and submitted to the Municipality. Please contact the City of Cape Town’s Public Participation Unit: For general public participation: Ruché Daniels at 021 400 1766 or e-mail to email@example.com or For disadvantaged groups: Anele Viti at 021 400 1652 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org This draft framework will be available on the City of Cape Town’s website: www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay, at subcouncil offices and at libraries. Enquiries relating to the Draft Tourism Development Framework may be directed to Theuns Vivian on 021 417 4062 or e-mail at email@example.com.
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TAKE POSITION: Alayne Reesberg, executive director of the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014, and designer Etienne Hanekom in their new offices in the city centre. The offices in Barrack Street were launched last week. Reesberg is standing in the “creative space” in the middle of the office, while Hanekom is standing in the kitchen. PHOTO: YUNUS MOHAMED/PHOTO24
Snip-snip for unkempt verges Verges and parks around the city will be mowed at the expense of spring flowers. Every year, the City of Cape Town’s Parks Department is faced with a decision to either keep parks and verges neat and mowed or allow a display of newly blossomed blooms. The recent heavy rains have brought on the flowers, but have also left grass and weeds looking untidy, says Mayoral Committee member for CHOP CHOP: The City has decided to mow parks and verges, Community Services and even though this will remove the displays of spring wild flowSpecial Projects Belinda ers. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Walker. Grasses, and weeds in particular, they should be left untouched and not thrive under these conditions and parks mowed until the seeds have ripened and and sidewalks can start to look untidy al- dropped. However, this results in the most overnight. grass eventually dominating the flowSimultaneously, the annual spring ers.” flowers have started to bloom in various In the past, City Parks curtailed the public open spaces and open tracts of mowing of certain areas during the flowland. ering period to allow flowers to bloom “Cape Town is experiencing a winter and shed their seeds. of high rainfall, interspersed with periBut this proved problematic in that ods of warm weather. Although every- there was also a proliferation of weeds one is grateful for the way in which our and grasses. dams are being filled and underground This year, City Parks will keep mowed water is being replenished, this weather areas tidy as a priority. also promotes the germination and rapid Some wild flower areas may be identigrowth of many species of wild flowers fied and mowed at a later date, but they and grasses across Cape Town,” Walker will be clearly sign-posted. says. There are still many open areas “This is where the contention lies: throughout the city, including identified should the areas be mowed to control biodiversity areas or natural sensitive growth so that they are neat, or should areas, where mowing does not take place the wild flowers and weeds be left undis- and where spring flowers can be seen. turbed for the enjoyment of residents? Any concerns about uncut grass in Many residents and visitors to areas parks and on sidewalks or verges can be where the flowers bloom contend that directed to City Parks on (021) 400 9538.
Tuesday 10 September V Gardens: The South African Institute of International Affairs hosts a talk by Ambassador Martin Kimani on International Justice and Peace in the Horn of Africa: Exploring the role that the norms and mechanisms of international justice have on peace building and stability. The talk will take place at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in Hatfield Street, from 18:00. RSVP to Pippa Segall on firstname.lastname@example.org or 083 305 2339. Entrance for non-members is R30 or R15 for students. Wednesday 11 September V Sea Point: The Union of Jewish Women will host a talk by Veronica Belling on her trip to Lithuania where she visited 20 towns and villages. The talk will take place at Stonehaven, 7 Albany Road, from 10.00. Cost is R20. For more information, phone (021) 434 9555.
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 September V Waterfront: The Portuguese Cultural and Welfare Centre of Cape Town is hosting the annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Festival at 14:00. Food stalls boasting traditional Portuguese food, a beer garden and live entertainment will draw the masses, with a disco in the evening. On Sunday, mass will begin at 11:00, with the blessing of the boats at 12:30, followed by live entertainment. The festival takes place at the V&A Waterfront and is a fundraising event. For more information, contact Luisa de Oliveira on 082 493 0534.
PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Tuesday, 10 September 2013
GARDENS: CONTRACTORS’ AMAZING FIND
Cannon unearthed from city street
The ancient cannon discovered in Orange Street on Wednesday could be exhibited in the future. This decision will have to get approval from Heritage Western Cape (HWC) and depends on what experts find when they study the cannon. The City of Cape Town is still waiting for HWC’s approval to remove the cannon. Workers of Momotheka Trading, a contractor for the council, discovered the artefact when they dug trenches for electrical cables along Orange Street. “I walked into a ditch and I saw something resembling a metal pipe HISTORIC: An old sticking out,” said Johan Orange Street. Erasmus, assistant manager at Momotheka Trading. He asked a worker to dig further and realised it was an old cannon. Cables resting on the cannon will have to be moved before the cannon can be removed from the ditch, said Mayoral Committee member for Utility Services Ernest Sonnenberg. “A truck with specialised equipment will transport it to be stored with the caretaker of the Company Gardens,” he said. “The council’s Heritage Department will work with HWC to determine what will happen with this amazing find.” When ancient artifacts such as these are
HAVE YOUR SAY! 2013/14 INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) AND BUDGET TIME-SCHEDULE The City of Cape Town will commence its process for reviewing the 2012 – 2017 five-year plan (IDP) and the drafting of the 2014/15 Budget. This will be the second review of the term of office plan which was approved by Council on 28 May 2012. The 2013/14 IDP and Budget time-schedule outlines the activities that will be followed in drafting the 2014/15 Budget and amended IDP. The aim of reviewing the IDP is to ensure that municipal planning considers the assessment of its performance measurements and the extent that changing circumstances so demand. The public participation activities can be summarised as follows: Date
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found on a building site, an application has to be made to the HWC before it may be disturbed. HWC chief executive Andrew Hall said there is an emergency procedure to process applications soon after they are received. In the City of Cape Town’s application, it has been suggested the cannon be put on display. Hall said this would depend on the importance and condition of the artefact, as well as the appropriate conservation method. “It may only be possible for archaeologists to answer these questions once the gun is removed and examined,” he said.
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Lekker local jol to hit the Mother City A decade of transforming lives through exceptional experiences. That’s the theme of the Cape Town International Convention Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations. It is a calendar event not to be missed, featuring local dance sensation Mi Casa and friends on Friday 13 September. This exclusive one-night only performance by Mi Casa will feature a host of leading local entertainment acts in a night of burlesque-inspired magic and wonder. Starting at 20:00, Capetonians can party the night away in the company of DJ Andy Carr, DJ Tyrone Paulsen and DJ Vernon Carver. V VIP tickets are R180 and include secure parking and drinks on arrival. Tickets available from Computicket. V There are 10 double tickets to be won for the show. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter. Winners will be notified by phone.
STAGE: Don’t miss Introdans staging Superstars at the Baxter Theatre. PHOTO: HANS GERRITSEN CENTRE STAGE:
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TOP ACT: Catch Mi Casa at the anniversary celebration of the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Set emotions in motion when renowned dance company Introdans stages Superstars at the Baxter Theatre from Tuesday 10 until Saturday 14 September. The modern ballet company’s production will include several stirring pieces by top international choreographers. This visit marks the sixth time Introdans has graced South African stages. Artistic director Roel Voorintholt has selected five works for the Superstars programme, namely Polish Pieces by Hans van Manen, Pas de Danse by Mats Ek, Evening
Songs by Jiri Kylian, Anaphase by Ohad Naharin and Sinfonía India by Nacho Duato. Since its formation in 1971, Introdans has grown into a top dance company and remains true to its mission to present high quality dance to a broader audience. Superstars runs at the Baxter at 20:00, with a matinee on Saturday 14 September at 14:30. Tickets cost R90 and R100, and can be bought via Computicket on 0861 915 8000. V People’s Post readers can win one of three double tickets to the show. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter.
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Legendary concert pianist David Helfgott will take his final bow in front of Cape Town audiences at his Farewell, South Africa! tour at the City Hall on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September. A firm favourite with South African audiences, Helfgott has since 1998 been performing sold-out concerts in SA and holds the country very dear to his heart. He even chose to celebrate his 60th birthday in 2007 with a concert tour to the country.
HAVE YOUR SAY! DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE INTEGRATED TRANSPORT PLAN AND OPERATING LICENSING STRATEGY The City of Cape Town is in the process of finalising its draft comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan and operating licensing strategy. In terms of Section 17 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments, recommendations or input on this draft plan and strategy from 4 September 2013 to 8 October 2013 via: • • • •
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Helfgott soared to international fame after the release of the Oscar award-winning film Shine, in which Geoffrey Rush gave a compassionate portrayal of the pianist. As a result, his exceptional life story has inspired people across the globe. Born in Melbourne to Polish-Jewish parents, his musical talent was obvious from an early age and he became known as a child prodigy. He went on to study at the renowned Royal
College of Music in London at the age of 19, but towards the end of his studies he suffered an unfortunate physical breakdown and returned to Australia. Over the years he managed to overcome his illness with the help of loyal friends and his caring wife, Gillian. V Ten People’s Post readers can each win double tickets to the concert in Cape Town on Saturday 14 September at 19:30. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter. Winners will be notified by phone.
HAVE YOUR SAY! DRAFT ANIMAL WELFARE POLICY The City of Cape Town is in the process of finalising its Draft Animal Welfare Policy. In terms of Section 17 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit recommendations or input on the Draft Animal Welfare Policy from 9 September 2013 to 11 October 2013. Comments, recommendations or input may be submitted by: • • • •
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The draft comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan and operating licensing strategy will be available on the City of Cape Town website: www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay, at subcouncil offices and at libraries. Direct enquiries relating to the plan and strategy to Gwyneth Daries at 021 400 3210 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For disadvantaged groups: Anele Viti at 021 400 1652 or e-mail to email@example.com The Draft Animal Welfare Policy will be available on the City of Cape Town website, www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay, and at subcouncil offices and at libraries. Enquiries relating to the Draft Animal Welfare Policy can be directed to Christa Hugo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Tuesday, 10 September 2013
CBD: ONE-STOP SHOP ON THE CARDS
Help for the homeless?
Discussions are underway to create a one-stop shelter for homeless people. So says the City of Cape Town after the Arch Soup Kitchen at St George’s Cathedral was forced to close its doors due to a lack of funds. The soup kitchen has been operational since the 1970s and fed thousands of people each year. After the closure, mayor Patricia de Lille set aside R50 000 to assist the soup kitchen. FAMILIAR SIGHT: Homeless people sleeping on the street is comEarlier Reverend Michael mon in the Cape Town CBD. PHOTO: PHOTO24 Weeder said while they were grateful for the help, it would be wrong to he said. Suzette Little, the Mayoral Committee accept it “as we cannot offer all the necesmember for Social Development and Early sary services”. Infrastructural problems and even crime Childhood Development, said looking after homeless people is the responsibility of all added to the decision. In a statement issued last week, Weeder spheres of government, as well as other said it must not be expected of the cathedral community leaders. The City has a responsibility in accordto carry the “financial and moral” burden of the social responsibility which is actual- ance with a policy accepted in May. Little said discussions with various rolely that of the City. There needs to be a partnership with the players are underway about a one-stop shelCity to create housing for vulnerable people ter. They are also trying to re-integrate homeand refugees. One such suggestion, said Weeder, is a less people with their families. “Those whom we have spoken to have alone-stop shelter. “The city needs a place such as a ware- ready indicated they would support the house for homeless people to go to daily,” City, where possible,” Little said.
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SACS come up short LIAM MOSES
ygerberg High School thrashed SACS to claim the 45th annual Villager Schools Sevens title at Brookeside on Friday evening. The Villager Sevens sees schools from across Cape Town compete annually. Nearly 30 teams from the city’s top rugby schools entered this year. Tygerberg looked like championship material from the start of the tournament and kicked off their seemingly inevitable march to the final with a 64-0 thrashing of the American International School. The heavy victories continued and the defending champions went on to beat Bergvliet A 46-5 in the second round, the Western Cape Sports School 24-0 in the quarter-finals and ease past Bishops 21-7 in the semis. SACS were not as dominant in the opening rounds and their opening match against JAG Malibu finished in a relatively conserv-
WINNING TEAM: Jean Marc Ithier Academy have progressed to the semi-finals of the under-17 Coca-Cola Cup after beating Woodlands United in the quarter-finals on Sunday. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES
JMI through to Coke Cup semis LIAM MOSES Pinelands club Jean Marc Ithier Academy progressed to the semi-finals of the under-17 Coca-Cola Cup after beating Woodlands United on Sunday. While JMI dominated possession and territory, Woodlands still had the better chances in the game. However, the Mitchell’s Plain side failed to make their opportunities count and JMI struck twice to win the match 2-0. JMI coach Batandwa Ntsebeza was disappointed with his sides’ performance, despite the comfortable margin of victory. “It wasn’t one of our best performances, (if you) compare (it) to what they are capable of (achieving). They can outplay most teams, but today was just a typical knockout match where you just have to win ugly,” he said. “Hopefully we can (play) some nice soccer in the next round.” The opening exchanges of the match were frantic and disjointed as JMI attempted to settle into their possession game and Woodlands launched direct counter-attacks at every opportunity. The first shot on target came in the 15th minute, when JMI goalkeeper Phakamani Mbendeni palmed away a Tyrone Kock free-kick. Woodlands threatened from another set-piece five minutes later, with Rushwen Prins heading just wide of goal from a corner. JMI eventually broke the deadlock in
HOT STEPPER: Tygerberg High School’s TJ Goddard steps past two SACS players during the final of the Villager School Sevens tournament at Brookside on Friday. Tygerberg won 37-14.PHOTO:
ative 19-0 win. They went on to beat Plumstead 52-0 in the second round, edge past Fish Hoek 19-5 in a tough quarter-final and narrowly beat local rivals Rondebosch 24-20 in the semis. The final seemed set to be a battle of attrition, with one of the sides claiming a narrow victory. But in the end Tygerberg ran riot, scoring seven tries to their opponents two, to win 3714 and claim their second consecutive tournament title. TJ Goddard and Francois Esterhuyzen both claimed two tries for the northern suburbs school, while Wynand Maclachlan, Ivan Kunz and Mike Hale got one try each. SACS responded with tries from Brad Smith and Devon Barnard. Meanwhile, Wynberg Boys’ High School won the plate section of the tournament, scoring a try in sudden extra-time to beat the Tygerberg B team after regular time finished in a draw.
the 25th minute, when Woodlands keeper Wayline Andrews pushed a header from diminutive forward Kiran James into the path of Jason Ronnie, and the striker bundled the ball into the net. Ronnie’s first goal may not have been one to remember, but he doubled his tally and his team’s in style five minutes into the second half. The pacy forward beat three defenders cutting into the box from the right flank, before firing past a helpless Andrews. The goal seemed to spur Woodlands on and, although they struggled to unlock the JMI defence in open play, they created numerous chances from set-pieces. Nazeer Staubaum wasted two opportunities in five minutes, shooting wide after the ball fell to him in the box in both the 16th and 21st minute. Woodlands best chance came around the 26th minute, when Keenan Weppenaar headed a corner against the crossbar and Casey Watson’s follow up header was cleared off the line. Ntsebeza says JMI will need to improve their organisation if they are to play to their potential in the next game. “We base our game on organisation; it’s our strength. We must have organisation in our next game – then we will be able to better express ourselves. If we are not organised we put ourselves under pressure.” In the other semi-finals, United FC beat Kalksteenfontein 2-0, Ajax Cape Town beat Vasco da Gama 3-0 and Jamestown United beat Durbanville 5-3.
PURE SPEED: False Bay RFC wing Justin Fillies bursts past a Villager defender during a WP Club Rugby Super League B match in Constantia on Friday. False Bay won 66-0. PHOTO: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES
Tokai driver wins at the Nurburgring LISA SHARLAND Winning at Germany’s Nurburgring race track is every racer’s dream. It’s the absolute proving ground for those who think they have the goods. Boys become men in just one lap of the gruelling 21km stretch of tarmac that pushes man and machine to their limits. It’s no wonder all the major car manufacturers use this track to test and develop their cars. In pursuit of his automotive dreams, Antony Ashley moved from Tokai to Germany to live at the Nurburgring two years ago. Passionate about anything with wheels since a boy, Ashley has made this his life’s ambition – submerging himself in all things cars. His previous business in Cape Town rented high-end luxury cars to high-profile clients. “It was a fantastic period of my life, I learned a lot about business whilst pursuing my passion. After 6 successful years with many industry firsts it was time for a change - a new challenge”, says Antony. This is when Ashley decided to head to the Mecca of motorsport, the Nurburgring. “It felt like home straight away. In a strange way, I wished I had arrived sooner. I work for a rental company – as a bonus, I race for the company. At the Ring you meet so many big personalities, who have a real story to tell in racing,” he says. The VLN Race Series is specific to the Nurburgring. It runs on the Grand Prix track
and the Nordschleife (Northern Loop) layout culminating a 24km lap – the equivalent to 10 laps of most circuits. In Germany, motorsport fans can be likened to football fanatics. They arrive in their tens of thousands to crowd around a winding ribbon of tarmac carved through the Eifel Mountains. It’s a place steeped in history, where legends were made with race wins that are now etched in history books. Sir Jackie Steward nicknamed it the “Green Hell”, after a terrifying Formula One race win. Niki Lauda crashed so severely he burnt half his face off – F1 racing at the track was stopped in 1976 as a result. Since then though, it’s been business as usual for the VLN Series where the best racers in the world still drive at insane speeds, lap after lap. On Tuesday 24 August, in the sixth round of the 2013 VLN Championship, Ashley joined an exclusive group of racers who have conquered the mighty Nurburgring. “It was real tough race. We started off with electrical problems and were dead last out of 211 after the first lap. The problems were solved and we hit the road again hard,” he says. “We were soon lying first in the class, but as is common with the Eifel region, the heavens opened. We drove carefully as the other race cars crashed and crashed. Only 130 cars (eventually) finished the race it was absolute carnage! Seeing the chequered flag was a welcome relief and then it sank in – I just won at the Nurburgring.”
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CUTTING THROUGH: Western Province’s Gio Aplon beats Sharks player Danie Mienie during the Absa Currie Cup match between the two sides at DHL Newlands on Saturday. Province were 25-19 victors. PHOTOS: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES
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GET BACK HERE: Western Province’s Cheslin Kolbe is caught by two Sharks players during a Absa Currie Cup match at DHL Newlands on Saturday. Western Province remain the only unbeaten side in the competition.
Wynberg aims for water polo win LIAM MOSES
he Wynberg Boys’ High School’s under15 water polo team are intent on reclaiming the Ian Melliar Cup after relinquishing the title to Grey High School last year. Steve Heldzingen, who recently took over as team coach, says his players are aiming for victory despite a disrupted build-up to the annual tournament. “I am very happy with what I have seen so far. I sat them down the other day and asked them where they expected to finish, and I was quite happy with some of the re-
sponses,” he says. “Where they finish is up to them; they need to step up to the mark and do it. A coach can only take you so far. “They are quite self-driven and don’t want to end up behind a rival school like SACS. Motivating them is not difficult. I see some serious drive from these kids. They are very focused when they train.” Wynberg started training mid-July, but the entire under-15 squad has not trained together because of rugby and hockey commitments. The Ian Melliar Cup has been hosted at Wynberg Boys’ since 2007. The hosts won the
trophy for the first time in 2011. Defending champions Grey High won have won the title three times and the Port Elizabeth school will hope to bag second consecutive win. The other Cape Town schools participating this year are Rondebosch Boys’ High School, SACS and Bishops, as well as an invitational side from across the Cape. They will compete against St John’s, St Peter’s, St Stithian’s (all Johannesburg) Afrikaanse Seuns Hoerskool and Pretoria Boys (Pretoria), Westville, Glenwood, Clifton (Durban), Hilton, Maritzburg College (Pietermaritzburg), St Andrew’s (Graham-
Runners take on Table Mountain for a greater cause A group of Cape Town athletes are set to test their endurance levels with a day of punishing exercise in support of a friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Saturday 14 September will see 10 runners tackle 37km of Cape Town’s most arduous terrain in the Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge, while a team of cyclists covers 80km in a ride around the peninsula. All of this will take place in hopes of raising funds for Allan Marshall, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) earlier this year. Marshall is a grandfather to two young granddaughters who live with him, their grandmother and their father. The girls’ mother died tragically last year. GMB is the most common and aggressive malignant primary brain tumour in humans, with a average survival time of only 15 months. Marshall’s treatment is expected to cost in excess of R100 000. Three teams and one lone ranger will be competing in the Table Mountain Challenge. Fortunately, the stunning views from the trail will serve as motivation to the
runners. An additional and more powerful motivating factor for those competing to raise funds for Allan will be the impact that this cause is sure to have on him and his loved ones. Roy Marshall, Allan’s son who currently lives in the United Kingdom, will be holding a 24-hour tennis marathon simultaneously to assist with fundraising. A raffle is also being held to assist with fundraising. Tickets cost R20 and prizes include a tanzanite pendant, one domestic airline ticket, three bottles of wine, three bottles of champagne, three cases of beer or an autographed Western Province rugby jersey. An auction will also be held. For further information or to purchase raffle tickets email Nicky Lucas on firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicole Wooldridge on email@example.com.
READY TO RUN: Deon van Zyl from Meadowridge and Stephen Lucas from Constantia are two of the runners the challenge.
stown), Paul Roos (Stellenbosch), Grey College (Bloemfontein) and Pearson (Port Elizabeth). Heldzingen thinks Wynberg’s local rivals will be the toughest opposition in the group stage of the tournament. “We have been grouped with SACS, Westville, Pearson and St Peter’s. SACS are going to be really tough opposition,” he says. “I don’t want anything less than a quarterfinal (finish) and, to be honest, I want more – I feel that it’s realistic.” The tournament will take place at Wynberg Boys’ from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 September.
Published on Sep 10, 2013