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Crime stats: numbers are in TAURIQ HASSEN

MOTORISTS who fall victim to petty thieves targeting items left in cars have proven to be the biggest headache in the City Bowl and Sea Point. This was revealed in the station-specific crime statistics released by the National Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa last week. Statistics are recorded from the period between April 2011 to March 2012 and are compared to the previous year’s statistics, which runs from April 2010 to March 2011. A total of 3 477 cases of theft from vehicles were reported in the City Bowl, compared to the previous period’s 3 054. In the property-related crimes category, a staggering 3 477 cases were recorded last year compared to the 3 054 reported in the previous year. In the contact crime category, murder decreased from seven to four cases. Also, attempted murder dropped from 15 to eight cases last year and sexual crimes from 90 to 87 cases. The most significant drop saw the number of common assault cases spiralling downwards from 756 to 653 last year. Making up the list of contact crimes were robbery with aggravated circumstances, dropping from 457 to 444 cases, common robbery from 879 to 818 and assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm experiencing a slight increase, rising from 167 to 170 cases. Robberies at residential and business premises both decreased, with residential going from 21 to 14 cases and business from 12 to nine cases. Drug-related crimes jumped from 1 539 to 1 832 cases and drunk driving rose from 265 to 341 cases. Station commander for Cape Town police, Brigadier Kolindhren Govender, highlights that robberies were the station’s priority crimes. “Our strategies were to deploy members at the hotspot areas and we implemented several action steps,” he says. Regarding theft out of motor vehicles being so high, Govender explains that cases have decreased by 20%, as many of the cas-

POKER FACE: FACE: Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant­General Arno Lamoer addresses the media at a conference after Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa released the crime statistics in Parliament on Thursday. Photo: Edrea du Toit/Photo24 es being reported are false. “We are satisfied with the decrease in contact crimes as released on the crime stats, however, we will also (want to) decrease priority crimes,” he says. People’s Post could not obtain comment from the Cape Town Police Community Police Forum. Sea Point Police Station stats for theft out of motor vehicle rose from 1 000 to 1 022 cases in the property-related crime category. The station experienced slight movements in their statistics generally, when murder increased from two to five cases,

sexual crimes went up from 20 to 37, attempted murder from two to one and robbery with aggravating circumstances declined from 65 to 48 cases. Assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harms had one less case reported, going from 29 to 28, common robbery from 71 to 64 cases and common assault escalating from 146 to 151 cases. Robbery at residential premises went down from 15 to seven cases and at business premises went up from three to four cases. Another drop in numbers is the drug-related crime category, going from 842 to 787

cases, with drunken driving jumping from 198 to 252 cases. Chairperson for the Sea Point Community Police Forum, Heather Tager, noticed a “general decrease” in almost all categories. She also pointed out the significant increase in the number of drunk driving cases and says: “This is a crime heavily dependent on police action for detection which has been achieved through interagency policing.” Tager confirms that theft out of motor vehicle remains a concern, but could not stress enough that it is an “opportunistic crime”, as people continue to leave valuables visibly displayed. “The station needs to focus on better communication by engaging with the various partnerships within the community,” says Tager. She adds: “The CPF will continue to monitor as per our mandate as an oversight committee and constantly urge the community to report incidents in the area.” Sea Point police could not comment on the crime stats at the time of going to print. Camps Bay police recorded no cases in their murder and attempted murder crime categories for the past financial year, going on to record an overall decrease in the contact crimes category. In Camps Bay, sexual crimes decreased from 13 to nine cases, assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm from 15 to nine cases, common assault from 57 to 30 cases, common robbery from 27 to 13 cases and robbery with aggravating circumstances going from 18 to 15 cases. Theft out of motor vehicle dropped from 234 to 223 cases in the property-related crimes category. Robbery at residential premises dropped from 10 to six cases and at business premises from no cases being reported to one. However, drug-related crimes jumped from 77 to 110 cases and driving under the influence from 59 to 95 cases. People’s Post attempted to gain comment from the Camps Bay Police Station and Community Police Forum, but was unsuccessful.


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Marijuana to be legalised?

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Vagrants call bus shelter home LAILA MAJIET

VAGRANTS have set up home at the new MyCiTi bus shelter on Wigtown Road, Green Point. The bus shelter – currently not in use – is part of the Milestone 1 route which is expected to be in operation by April. Bob Goebel, chairperson of the Green Point Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association, says vagrancy is a huge problem which needs to be addressed. He says the bus shelters were not built as homes for vagrants. The first time Brett Herron, the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, heard of the situation was when People’s Post contacted him for comment. He says this is not a new trend and is nothing to worry about. “We have a dedicated public transport Law Enforcement team of 40 who addresses such issues,” he says. Herron has committed to informing the City of Cape Town’s Displaced People’s Unit to remove the vagrants. The unit works with the City’s Social Development Department to address anti-so-

cial behaviour as and when it arises. “Vagrants are living there because the opportunity has presented itself for them to do so as no buses are operating on that route. When the buses are in operation this will most likely no longer be a problem as the MyCiTi buses will operate for 18 hours every day,” Herron explains. Goebel says government should invest in homeless people. “They should provide vagrants with education and work opportunities which will uplift them,” he says. Ward councillor Beverley Schäfer says she has been alerted to the problem. “We have tabled this as a concern at the last Sea Point Community Police Forum meeting with all law enforcement departments. I have had to call out for law enforcement almost every weekend and twice this past weekend due to the vagrants’ drinking, sleeping at the new bus stop or general public nuisance that this particular group is displaying. “We know that these six or seven people, in particular a woman who is extremely aggressive, have been approached by various NGOs and the City’s social services, who have offered assistance yet she and the rest

HOME: A new MyCiTi bus shelter on Wigtown Road is doubling as a living space for vagrants. of the group refuse any help.” Schäfer says she is most concerned that the vagrants may deter people from using the MyCiTi service on Wigtown Road once it is in operation.

“I will certainly be appealing to MyCiTi officials to have this bus shelter at Wigtown Road removed and only a totem be placed there instead, to discourage the abuse thereof,” she adds.

Lights out in Green Point Point during dur ing maintenance maintenance per period iod THE City of Cape Town’s Electricity Department has to do essential maintenance work on the Glengariff and Orkney Road substations in Green Point today. The work will result in two interruptions of 30 minutes each from 07:00 until 07:30 and again from 16:00 until 16:30. A standby generator will be connected to the affected electricity circuits and will provide power from 07:30 until 16:00. These circuits will then be switched off during the second shutdown and reconnected to the normal distribution supply after 16:30. Springbok Road between Glengariff Road and Gemene Path, as well as Glengariff Road between Springbok Road and Ocean View Drive will be affected by the two 30-minute shutdown. On Wednesday 26 September, additional equipment will be replaced at the Orkney

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Going back to the future

NEWS

Tuesday 25 September 2012

them. For the screening of Back to the Future, patrons dressed up in outfits inspired by the ’50s and ’80s . Turner Classic Movies, the DStv channel dedicated to cult films, organised the event. Back to the Future was selected as one of this year’s Pop Up Cinema feature films because of its popularity, both then and in the 1980s. The film won an Oscar in 1986.

FRIENDS: From left: Linka Prosch, Tara Mehmel and Talitha Snow enjoyed their girls’ night out at the Back to the Future screening.

JUST CALL ME DOC: Nigel “Doc” Sweet says he is from 2704. Dressed to the theme, he spent the entire night in character. He joked about being from the fu­ ture and having in­ vented what he dubs “a first of its kind” – the bicycle.

ROCK ON: Johnny Dosé and Drew Maunder before the screening of the 1985 movie.

SUPPORTERS: Donnaé Distin and Thea Buijs from Brand Inno­ vation attended the movie night in style.

SWEET TREA TREATS: TS: Kyle Hickson, Caroline Bowers, Naomi Walker and Taryn Hickson had a good time.

LAILA MAJIET

CHARACTERS from the ’50s and ’80s were out in full force as they went back to the future. Hope Street hall, home of the increasingly popular City Bowl Market, was transformed into a theatre for a Pop Up Cinema event – which brings together movies and the people who love

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Tuesday 25 September 2012

Train information at your fingertips COMMUTERS will have easier access to train schedules and other relevant information as Metrorail further embraces technology.

The rail service provider’s new mobile website will go public in two phases. The initial service provides train timetables, schedule changes, service updates and other news to commuters; the final phase is real-time, up-to-the-minute train schedules and associated platform changes or deviations. Commuters can already access easy-touse train schedules, a trip planner and fare calculator on www.gometro.co.za. General information like route maps, as well as terms and conditions of travel and tourist and business services are also on hand. The site is regularly updated with changes to the scheduled service, reflects average delays per service corridor and a daily maintenance programme.

Metrorail regional manager Mthuthuzeli Swartz says a survey has confirmed that 92% of regional rail commuters have mobile phones. “Whether at home, work, in a train or at a station, customers now have instant access to information,” he says. Go Metro also offers commuters an opportunity to keep up with the news, be entertained and read about sport via the entertainment and media channel. Justin Coetzee, founder of Go Metro, believes this puts Metrorail Western Cape on par with transportation services around the world. Coetzee says: “We encourage commuters to test the service and to provide feedback via the feedback channel on the site.” Go Metro will work on all types of phones, both smart phones and feature phones – any phone with internet access can find Go Metro. The fully-fledged service is scheduled to be ready early 2013.

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Anti-abortion protest action JOIN pro-lifers on International Life Chain Day with placards that state the simple fact that abortion kills on Sunday 7 October at 14:00 at Buitengracht Street (near the Waterfront’s entrance). This is a peaceful and positive demonstration.

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industrial Technician (Anaesthetic) REMuNERATiON: R 160 224 PER ANNuMS SERvicE bENEFiTS: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance. REquiREMENTS: MiNiMuM EDucATiONAL quALiFicATiON: National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (T, N or S–stream) or registration as Engineering Technician in terms of the Engineering Professions of South Africa Act, (Act 46 of 2000) (proof must be submitted). ExPERiENcE: Appropriate practical experience with the repair and maintenance of life-support and other medical equipment. cOMPETENciES (kNOwLEDGE/SkiLLS): • Good written and verbal communication skills in at least two of the three languages of the Western Cape • Computer literacy • Ability to fault-find and repair anaesthetic and related medical equipment • Competent with hands-on practical work • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, fine mechanics and electronics • Ability to do lathe, milling, welding and solder work. DuTiES (kEy RESuLT AREAS/OuTPuTS): • Carry out maintenance and repairs of anaesthetic and related medical equipment • General administrative duties as required by Clinical Engineering (write reports, assist with specifications and keep record of departmental activities) • Liaise with clients and suppliers • Ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act • Ensure that the equipment meets the legal and safety requirements of the manufacturers and statutory bodies, and that it is safe for patient use. NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a practical test. ENquiRiES: Mr J Marais or Mr L Van Niekerk: 021 404-4040 Please submit your aPPlication for the attention of ms n mbilini to the chief executive officer: Groote schuur hosPital, Private baG x4, observatory 7935. 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. A separate application form must be completed for each post. 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.

P O S i T i v E A b O u T P E O P L E w i T H D i SA b i L i T i E S

The Western Cape Government is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.

closing Date 12 October 2012 Human Communications C95618E


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LEADER

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Boot crime

AS THE braai fires were going yesterday, that other favourite national pastime – discussing crime – would have reared its head. The national crime statistics were released last week. It could be perceived as the same see-saw of win some-lose some. In releasing the 2011/2012 annual crime statistics in Parliament, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced that the country’s murder rate has dropped by 3,1%. This figure accounts for a drop of 2 000 people murdered to bring the figure to 16 000 when compared to the 2004/2005 statistics. Mthethwa says there as been a 27,6% reduction in murders in the period from 2004/5 to 2011/12. One murder is one too many. Just ask the family of anyone who has to bury a murdered loved one, among them the family of former world heavyweight boxer Corrie Sanders. He reportedly died while shielding his 15year-old daughter when robbers shot at diners in a restaurant. Sanders was shot in the stomach and died in hospital on Sunday after undergoing emergency surgery. The minister says the government is, however, still concerned about the “scourge of rape”. This crime has decreased by 1,9%, which, Mthethwa rightly calls “(still) unacceptably high”. One rape is one too many. There can never be justification for sex crimes. Rape is one of the crimes which more frequently goes unreported. In spite of efforts at facilitating the process to report sex crimes through the introduction of victim support rooms, few would want to experience secondary violation by a justice system regarded as insufficient to put away every rapist. No country in the world has a zero crime rate, but let’s hope this murder of a national sporting hero will spur on the detectives to arrest the killers. Let’s hope the justice system will be bold in sending out a message that all crime is unacceptable.

Your SMSes

Heritage helps shape future THE purpose of Heritage Day is to honour the diversity of South Africa, including its different cultures, customs, traditions, histories and languages. Although having a braai is part of our South African lifestyle it is not symbolic of our traditions. Unfortunately, there is a group of South Africans that do not know what the public holiday signifies and therefore they take them for granted. Employees see it as a great opportunity to take time off from work and relax at home or have drinks with friends; pupils look forward to missing school and use the day for socialising if the holiday is in the week. South Africans, especially the youth, see public holidays as a chance to attend parties (which are not are relevant to the occasions being commemorated) and consume large amounts of alcohol. When reporters interview the public about the meaning of the holidays, the answer “I know what pubic holiday it is, but I don’t know why it is significant” is not rare. Reporters from local publications have discussed this issue and they have made the same points about the nation’s lack of knowledge of South African heritage. The government needs to make more effort towards educating the nation about

the significance of the public holidays since they felt it was important to have them when they won the election in 1994. Former president Nelson Mandela said: “When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation. We did so knowing that the struggles against the injustice and inequities of the past are part of our national identity; they are part of our culture. We knew that, if indeed our nation has to rise like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of division and conflict, we had to acknowledge those whose selfless efforts and talents were dedicated to this goal of a non-racial democracy.” They need to find creative ways to promote and encourage respect for the public holidays by hosting events to commemorate the occasions which the nation would have to attend – thereby reducing their chances of engaging in mindless activities. South Africans have achieved many great things as a country and they should be patriotic about their heritage and history because it will help them shape their future. KGOMOTSO MAMABOLO

. Why doesn’t People’s Post have Suduko and crossword puzzles as most other magazines and publications do? F Smith, Kensington . As South Africans we must do what we have always done: pray. No matter our faith or skin colour, we are God’s people. Bless all of you. Mona Landore . In the past the ANC encouraged any Tom, Dick and Harry to destroy or damage property and lives for votes. Now it is backfiring on them. Still blaming apartheid? . The ANC dragged the country down before they came into power. Now they are blaming the miners. . As a victim of no less than five crimes in 18 months, including assault and armed robbery, I am astounded at the lack of crime statistics available in the South Peninsula. To date, not one crime has been solved despite ample fingerprints and exact descriptions of the criminals. The policing is a disgrace, with no feedback, as is (the private security firm) who arrived 35 minutes after the panic buttons and alarms were activated. The Cape is the most treacherously dangerous place! As a former Jo’burger I have experienced more crime here than in 40 years in Jozi! Mandy . Could anybody help me with donations of wool? I am a pensioner and knit for orphans and HIV-positive children. Please call Yolanda (021) 713 0117. Thanks. . The Animal Liberation Front and vegetarians do not agree with a national Braai Day. Martin


Tuesday 25 September 2012

AWARDS: The winners in the Middle Cat­ TOP AWARDS: egory for contestants under the age of 25 were from left, Ridwaan Kala (third place), Yu­ suf Davids (winner) and Luqmaan Sheik (sec­ ond place). Photo: Nurene Jassiem-Marcus

Top Qur’an reciters awarded

NURENE JASSIEM-MARCUS

THE finals of the sixth annual National Qur’an Awards were held at the Maitland Mosque over the weekend. The melodious sounds of the Qur’an reverberated through the mosque as 17 finalists vied for the top spots at this year’s competition. Qaris – men who expertly recite the Qur’an – flocked from as far afield as Mpumalanga and Gauteng to compete. People’s Post is the competition’s print media sponsor. The event was judged by numerous awardwinning international qaris, including Sheikh Ismail Abdul Azeez from Pietermaritzburg, Sheikh Muhammad Binyamin from Pakistan, Qari Abdurraheem Ahmad from Malaysia and Sheikh Abubakr Shamaa from the Comoros Islands. The event was broadcasted live on http:// www.livestream.com/channel4sa, courtesy of Channel 4 SA production. Qari Ridwaan Bavadi from Mpumalanga won the junior category with a total score of 90% having achieved top marks for his eloquence and vocal abilities. Yusuf Davids from Cape Town won the middle category for participants aged 19 to 25 with a score of 91%. Fellow Capetonian Abdul Azeez Brown won the senior category for participants older than 26 with a total score of 93%. The event was supported by the Malaysian High Commission to South Africa, the South African National Zakah Fund, Awqaf SA, Madrasah Tarteelul Qur’aan, Al Ansaar Foundation, Noble Travel and Tours, Park Avenue Stationers, IC-S Web Design and Graphic Studio, Radio 786, Channel 4 SA Production, Cape Town Muslim Events and Salmaan BBM notices. The winner of the Servant of the Holy Qur’an Award, which is the only of its kind in the country, will be announced tonight at the Panorama Mosque in Wendy Way, Panorama.

JUNIOR WINNERS: From left, Qaeed Dav­ ids (third place), Qari Ridwaan Bavadi (win­ ner) and Shukrie Frydie (second place).

GENERAL

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NEWS

Taste the Swartland at Kirsten Kirstenbosch bosch THINK of woody, velvety wines and mouthwatering olives. Think fresh air, tranquillity and natural beauty. The annual Santam Wine and Olive Route Country Market will visit Kirstenbosch Stone Cottage on Saturday 6 October, and promises to bring these elements to Capetonians’ doorstep. The route, which stretches from Malmesbury to Piketberg and the Riebeeck Valley, consists of 23 vineyards which offer sensory experiences encompassing wine, olives, home produce and the wonderful hospitality of the Swartland. Winemakers and producers will gather at Kirstenbosch’s Stone Cottages to showcase produce of the area. An exhibitor to look forward to is the organic vineyard of Org de Rac, on the N7 towards Piketberg. Its wine, lavender, rosemary and olives is set to entice and explode senses. Other vineyard treasures on

this section of the Route include Nuweland, Niewedrift and Franki’s Vineyards and Winkelshoek. More than 35 stalls of wine and produce guarantee lots of delicious tastings of country food and hospitality. The fun kicks off from 10:00 until 16:00. Entry is free, but R30 will be charged for a wine glass and tasting vouchers. For more information phone 0 (022) 487 1133 or email 2 swartlandinfo@westc.co.za. . One People’s Post reader can win a mixed case of wine from Swartland Winery, plus two wine-tasting glasses and vouchers to enjoy at the market. To stand a chance to win email linet@hippocommunications.com before noon on Friday 28 September with People’s Post in the subject line. The prize must be collected at the market.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Scenic Scen ic treat at the the top of tthe he mountain mountain TABLE MOUNTAIN was voted as a New7Wonder of Nature. You can explore this incredible marvel by taking advantage of Table Mountain Cableway’s exciting special offers for South Africans, and especially Capetonians, throughout the year. . Celebrate your birthday on top of the world for free. Present your South African ID, showing you are 18 years or older, on the day of your birthday, and receive a complimentary return ticket. . Take advantage of the Cableway’s Kidz Season Special. Two children under 18 years ride for free if accompanied by one full-paying adult on weekends, public and school holidays – until Wednesday 31 October. Children will get a treasure hunt map and be taken on an exciting adventure at the top station.

. Sip sundowners and watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean for only half price this summer. The popular Sunset Special – when adults and children pay half price after 18:00 – is from Thursday 1 November to the end of February 2013. Senior citizens and students pay reduced rates every Friday. South African senior citizens, 60 years and older, pay R95 on presentation of their South African ID. Local and international students pay a concession rate, on presentation of a valid student card, for return tickets on the cable car. . Travel to the top of Table Mountain with the Cableway’s Cable Card. Benefits of owning this card include access to the Cableway for a year (one return trip a day, weather permitting); express entry by avoiding the ticket office queues; invitations to exclusive Cableway functions and events; plus a subscription to the Cableway’s quarterly e-newsletter. Buy your card at the visitor centre, at the Lower Station. It is valid for 12 months from date of activation. Applicants of the card must present a South African ID or driver’s license. Free guided walks are offered at 10:00 and noon daily. The guided walks depart from the sign posted meeting point outside the Top Station building. The Cableway operates weather permitting. For more information visit www.tablemountain.net or call (021) 424 8181.

Wednesday 26 September Table View: The Table View Toastmasters Club will meet at the Atlantic Beach Golf Club at 18:30. Tickets cost R90 and include dinner; a cash bar will be available. Call Heletia on 0 (021) 551 9338 or 082 883 2873. Cape Town: St George’s Cathedral’s Raise the Roof Concert Series will be presented by Mike Campbell and Amanda Tiffin at 19:30. Tickets cost R90 and refreshments will be on sale during the interval. Call David Orr on 0 (021) 424 7360 or 2 davido@sgcathedral.co.za.

Sunday 30 September Sea Point: The Ghandi Memorial School, 1860 Legacy Foundation and Indian Consulate General will hold a 5km and 10km peace walk at the Sea Point Promenade lawn at 10:00. Call Dolat Makan on 0 082 743 2118 about registration outlets and more information.

Wednesday 3 October Cape Town: Sedick Isaacs will talk on Education in a seriously hostile environment at Stonehaven at 10:00. Tickets cost R20 and include refreshments. Call Hermoine Sternberg on 0 (021) 434 9555.

Saturday 6 October Green Point: St Josephs will hold a picnic at the Green Point Park at 12:00 to collect parcels that moms have donated. For more information 2 mommasovermatters@hotmail.co.za or visit www.mommasovermatters.co.za.

Wednesday 10 October Cape Town: Karen Kallman Robins will talk pm Travelling with our 4 children through Jewish Iran at Stonehaven at 10:00. Tickets cost R20 and include refreshments. Call Hermoine Sternberg on 0 (021) 434 9555.

Saturday 24 October Granger Bay: Robertsons Spices will hold a cooking demonstration with chef Cass Abrahams at the CPUT Hotel School at 10:00. Tickets cost R80 and include lunch. Book at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers stores. Call Simone Briesies on 0 (021) 443 9897.


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MEDICAL

Tuesday 25 September 2012

FITNESS

WELLNESS

Dr Barney J. van Dyk

M.B.Ch.B, M.Med(Orthop)(Stell)

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Dr Barney van Dyk is a senior experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon now in fulltime private practice working from Cape Town Mediclinic. Dr van Dyk comes from an academic teaching background and was the Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the hospital where he worked for many years prior to entering full-time private practice. He believes in, and aspires to practice his specialty within the parameters of academic outcome based Orthopaedic Surgery. He continues to stay abreast with newer trends in his specialty field(s) of interest, but believes in gauging these trends against literature-based outcome studies and research. He further practices his specialty with a multi-disciplinary team approach utilizing other specialists and healthcare practitioners as part of a team in caring for his patients, both for conservative and also surgical care of their conditions. His obsession with attention to detail has contributed greatly to his successful career and patient satisfaction.

SPECIALIST FIELD OF INTEREST:

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More than just a softball club

TEAM SPIRIT: The Titans Softball Club have recruited girls from the St Michael’s Child and Youth Care Centre to play as their junior team. The senior team at the back, from left, are Charmaine Re­ sandt, Claire Cow­ an, Nicolette Kitch­ ing, Nomsa Mboth­ we and Neal Soloman (coach). Kneeling in front, from left, are Tar­ ryn Green, Char­ nelle Peters, Lindy Kallis and Chan­ telle Taylor.

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A NEWLY-FORMED softball club has partnered with the St Michael’s Child and Youth Care Centre, in hope of positively influencing the lives of 15 teenage girls. Founded by a group of players in June last year, Titans Softball Club has grown from having only six players, to a total of 36 registered members to date. The 15 girls from St Michael’s will form the club’s junior team. Spokesperson and founding member Charmaine Resandt says they approached the centre after weeks of searching for an organisation they could help. “We didn’t only want to take on junior players, we also wanted to do something worthwhile for a community organisation,” says Resandt. “We shopped around for a while until we found St Michael’s. They (the girls) come from such heavily abused situations, we really thought we could make a difference. “Despite the abuse they suffered, they are very trusting children. I expected them to be jaded, but they are not. I think it’s because we are women.” Residents of the centre were placed there by court order, after it was established that their home environments were unsafe. According to Anna Brouwer, a social worker at St Michael’s, the organisation chose to partner with the Titans because they believed it would help the girls maintain contact with regular society. “Participation in the softball gives our girls

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exposure to the broader community,” says Brouwer. “Our girls also attend schools, as well as youth meetings and church services in the community. The idea of exposure to the broader community adds to their preparation for their reunification with their families once they leave the centre. “Participation in sport will contribute towards enriching their lives and they enjoy outdoor activities, especially softball.” The 15 players started training with Titans at the end of July and will play their first games when the softball season starts next month. The junior team is being coached by

some of the clubs most experienced players and, according to Resandt, they are already showing improvement. Resandt adds the girls have also started to develop a relationship with the senior players and are now starting to show positive changes in their behaviour. “We decided to become mentors, rather than just coaches or managers. Bit by bit, we started gaining their trust by just speaking to them about day to day issues and girly things,” says Resandt. “I already see what they are getting out of it – they are starting to feel that they do mat-

ter. I think it’s going to improve their self-confidence. “Titans is a family-orientated club and they are starting to development a sense of belonging. With sport comes discipline and they are starting to respond to authority, which was a problem in the beginning.” The club, based at Chukker Road Sports Complex in Kenwyn, have also had success on the field, winning the fourth division and earning promotion to the third division in their first season. Anyone interested in joining the club or sponsoring the team in any way can call Resandt 0 079 885 5022.

Surfers to head for BOS SOME of Cape Town’s best young surfers will converge on Muizenberg this weekend. They will compete in the Surf Emporium Western Province Interschools Championship and Battle of the Wave. The contest forms part of the fifth annual BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg on Saturday and Sunday. The Interschools Championships will provide young people an opportunity to meet, strike up friendships and share in their passion for surfing and will serve to inspire social cohesion among young South Africans from all backgrounds. Sanctioned by Surfing South Africa and supported by funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the championship looks set to start the spring school holidays in style. More than 80 young surfers representing over 20 schools are expected to compete. Prizes include a computer for the winning school, surf hampers, a custom surfboard and a two-hour professional surfing photo shoot with a renowned surf photographer. Defending champs for the primary school contest – Durban’s Umthombo Street Children – have confirmed attendance. Waves for

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Change Surf Team from Masiphumelele will also compete. Waves for Change is a long-term intervention project for at-risk youth from oceanside communities. The initiative aims to help participants become leading advocates and peer role models, as well as effect a profound change in the way young adults perceive HIV, the stigma attached to the disease and clarify the issue of safe sex. Through its coach training, Waves for Change aims to train a new generation of community leaders to address social issues endemic to South African township life. Umthombo Street Children helps to offer street children alternatives to street life. Its overall aim is to change the way society perceives and treats street children in South Africa. Umthombo’s surf programme is an engagement programme designed to initiate the transition of street children out of street life. A team from Woodridge in the Eastern Cape has also confirmed they will be taking part, while schools from all parts of the Peninsula make up the rest of the field. A significant segment of the contest is the Battle of the Wave which is open to surfers in the under-18 age group. on a beach’; 14:00–Similasan Tandem Surfing Championships; 19:00–Earthwave AfterParty at Rafikis Restaurant & Bar. . Sunday 30 September: 08:00 – People’s Post Touch Rugby Challenge; 09:00–Surf Emporium WP Inter-Schools Surfing Championships; New Balance WP Longboard Surfing Championships; 10:00 – Coreban SUP Classic – SUP & Surfski race to Kalk Bay and back; Registration opens for Guinness World Record attempt; Dr John Steer – free ‘surfers ear’ testing & advice; 11:00 Finals of Longboard, Inter-Schools and Tandem surfing; 12:00– BOS Dig For Gold treasure hunt; 12:30 – Line-up for Guinness World Record attempt; 13:00 – Paddle-out for Guinness World Record attempt; 16:00–Earthwave After-Party at Brass Bell. . All-day activities on Saturday and Sunday: Spatone First Aid Tent; MichaelGamePlan – skincare advice; Kahuna Creations – demos & tryouts of Land Paddling boards; Sunflower Fund – Awareness and Fund-raising for Bandana Day; Shark Spotters – Awareness and Fund-raising; Raffles, Sticker Showers and Give-Aways; Environmental awareness demos, talks and displays; and Free Learn to Surf and SUP lessons. Call the organisers on (021) 783 4965.


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GROUP A Hellenic FC Affiliated: Cape Town Tygerberg LFA Based: Milnerton Best result: 1st Engen KO Hellenic will undoubtedly be one of the dark horses at this year’s Knockout Challenge. The former Cape Town giants were reformed earlier this year, after closing in 2008 when the PSL franchise was sold to Benoni United. Although the team are effectively newcomers to major football tournaments, opponents should be wary of underestimating their ability. The club currently has former Hellenic player and Udinese head of youth development Mark Byrne at its helm, and several other qualified and respected backroom staff, including former Bafana Bafana biokineticist Andrew Gray. Hellenic’s set up is easily one of the most professional in the Cape Town amateur ranks, and the club are focused on developing talent. Munsoor Cooper, under-17 assistant coach, says utility defender Lionel Saal as a future star. Kuils River FC Affiliated: Northern Suburbs LFA Based: Sarepta, Kuils River Best result: Eliminated in the second round of qualification last year. Kuils River FC make their debut at the Engen Knockout Challenge finals this year, after narrowly missing out on a place last year.The northern suburbs side finished second in their playoff group this time around. They earned six points from their three games in the final round of qualification, after beating Jamestown 2-1, thrashing Invincible Cravenby 3-0 and losing 1-0 to the group winners, Stars of Africa. Gershon Geyer, club chairperson and under-17 coach, says opposition should expect them to play an attractive brand of football, focused on short passing and keeping possession. Geyer adds the team’s central midfield combination has guided the club to several victories this season and highlighted midfielder Charle van Wyk as a player to watch. The club hope to build on the LFA Knockout Cup they won last year by progressing from the final round. Rygersdal FC Affiliated: Cape Town Tygerberg LFA Based: Rondebosch Best result: Eliminated in the first round in 2008 Rygersdal will be relying on their team spirit, a creative midfield and miserly defence to see them through the first round of this year’s challenge. They last played in the Knockout in 2008 and qualified for this year’s finals by finishing second in their playoff group. In the final round of qualification Rygersdal lost their first game 2-1 to fellow finalists Fire Fighters, but notched up a convincing 5-0 win over Spenston FC in their second game.Team manager Daniel “Dot” Borman, a Cape Town football legend, says although his club traditionally employs a more sedate, passing style of play, they will be looking to play a more direct, high-tempo game at the Challenge. He says Lenneth Bowers, who captains the team from central midfield, will be a star at the tournament this year. Greenwood FC Affiliated: Cape District LFA Based: Retreat Best result: Semi finalists in 2006 Greenwood initially missed out on qualification for the Engen KO finals after underperforming in the playoffs, but have been included due to Chippa United’s withdrawal from the tournament. In the final round of qualification Greenwood drew 1-1 against fellow finalists Bayhill and then slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Bluegum United, leaving them at the bottom of the playoff group. Kevin Hendricks, the team’s coach, says the fact that they almost missed out on playing in the finals will motivate his players. The Retreatbased club will have at least three players who have played in the Challenge before, having played in a previous tournament when they were still under-15s. Hendricks says versatile forward Dillon Solomons, who can play on the right flank or lead the attack, will be Greenwood’s biggest threat to opposition defences.

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THE ninth edition of Engen Knockout Challenge will kick off at the Stephen Reagan sports complex in Westridge, Mitchell’s Plain on Friday. A total of 16 teams from across the Peninsula will battle for the title, R10 000 in GROUP B Engen Santos FC Affiliated: Mitchell’s Plain LFA Based: Lansdowne Best result: Winners in 2004, 2005 Tournament hosts Engen Santos won the first two instalments of the Engen Knockout Challenge, but have failed to match those heights since. The People’s Team could be accused of underachieving in all the tournaments since 2006, and it is not yet known how the youth sides will have been affected by the senior team’s relegation from the PSL last season. However, Santos’ recent signings seem to indicate that the club has refocused itself on youth and building for the future. Any team in Santos’ famous yellow jersey is always well-supported and the “People’s Team” monicker will likely be proven true again at the finals. Expect the Santos youngsters to be confident, well-coached and supremely talented. They could ride a wave of support all the way to the final. Heath Athletic FC Affiliated: South Peninsula LFA Based: Lotus River Best result: 1st time competing Heath Athletic is another of several teams playing in the Engen Knockout finals for the first time in their history. The side claimed their spot in the finals by finishing second in their qualifying group, below Old Mutual and ahead of Ambassadors. Heath lost 1-0 to Old Mutual and beat Ambassadors 4-0 in the playoff rounds. Muneeb Abrahams, assistant coach, says although his side’s tactics are “simple and straightforward” they always aim to play attractive and attacking football. He says the team’s biggest strength at the tournament will be their tactical discipline and ability to execute the game plan. Abrahams believes opposition defenders will have to watch out for goal-hungry striker Jeremy Cyster at the tournament. Fire Fighters FC Affiliated: Mandela Park LFA Based: Mandela Park, Khayelitsha Best result: 1st time competing As first time competitors in the Challenge, Fire Fighters will have been unfamiliar to most of their opposition in the tournament. However, the Khayelitsha club announced themselves in style during the playoff rounds by maintaining a 100% record. Fire Fighters beat Beacon Spurs 3-0 in their first game and overcame NFD newcomers Milano United 2-0 in their second during the first qualification round. They went on to win 3-0 and 2-1 against Spenston and Rygersdal respectively in the final playoff round. Coach Abongile Qasana says his team’s biggest strength is that the players have grown together as a team, since under-nine level. He says Fire Fighters have been hard at work preparing for the finals by holding training sessions with professional coaches. Midfielder Batandwa Nzilikazi should impressive at the tournament. Stars of Africa Cape Town Academy FC Affiliated: Rygate LFA Based: Salt River Best result: 1st time competing Stars of Africa was established this year and are playing in the Challenge for the first time. They qualified at the top of their playoff group after claiming seven points from a 1-1 draw and two 1-0 victories against Invincible Cravenby, Kuils River and Jamestown United respectively. Stars recently lost defender Uthmaan Isaacs, after the centre back suffered a hairline fracture to his ankle, but Dalla Abass, director of the academy, says the team is still packed with quality. Left back Andile Jokani was recently selected to the South African under-17 team and Abass believes defenders Iza Bam and Amanzo Jacobs and midfielder Dudu Galada have the making to be stars.

prize money and a year of bragging rights This year’s competition will feature under-17 teams from Premier Soccer League (PSL), National First Division (NFD) and academy clubs. And five local football associations (LFA) GROUP C Ajax Cape Town FC Affiliated: Cape Town Tygerberg LFA Based: Ikamva, Parow Best result: Winners in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011 The Urban Warriors are the most successful team in the history of the Challenge, having won the tournament four times. Much like the senior team, the under-17 side that will play in the Knockout will employ an attack-minded strategy and look to keep the ball on the ground. Although they will not play the “total football” first popularised by mother club Ajax Amsterdam, expect the young Ajax players to attack in numbers when they have the ball. These young warriors will be fit, organised and technically efficient and as safe a bet as possible to take the crown again this year. Old Mutual Academy FC Affiliated: Cape Town Tygerberg LFA Based: Pinelands Best result: Semi-finalists With a set-up and facilities to match most professional sides and a former Bafana Bafana centre-back as head coach, Old Mutual are surely one of the strongest contenders this year. The Pinelands-based club have already claimed the under-11 and under-15 titles at the Kensington AFC Youth Cup this season. Head coach Roger Links will be keen to add the Engen KO silverware to the Old Mutual trophy cabinet. Old Mutual qualified at the top of their playoff group after recording a mammoth 5-1 victory over Ambassadors and a narrow 1-0 win over fellow finalists Heath Athletic. Team manager Marius Fourie believes Morne Nel, a versatile midfielder who could soon move overseas, will be the team’s stand-out player. Bayhill United FC Affiliated: Mitchell’s Plain LFA Based: Rocklands Best result: Eliminated in the first round last year. Bayhill United are easily one of the most recognisable names in the Cape Town amateur football fraternity. As hosts of the Metropolitan Premier Cup, the city’s other major youth football tournament, Bayhill have become quite well-known. However, they have never made it past the first stage of the Challenge. Team manager Moegamat Adams says his team will look to change that and take the tournament game by game. But they will have their work cut out for them having been drawn in the group death. Bayhill qualified at the top of their playoff group after beating Bluegum FC by one goal and drawing 1-1 will Greenwood Athletic. Adams believes the players are a match for any of their Group C counterparts and promises strikers Ashwin Haman and Monray van Niekerk will be a handful. Woodlands United FC Affiliated: Mitchells Plain LFA Based: Mitchell’s Plain Best result: Withdrew in the last round of qualification last year Woodlands United may lack the facilities and budget enjoyed by more established clubs, but they have consistently punched above their weight this season. The club have made their 20th year in existence one to remember by winning the Dulux Intercommunity Cup, taking second place in the Kenpark Arising Stars under-23 tournament and now advancing to the Challenge finals for the first time. Woodlands qualified the top of their group, ahead of Vasco da Gama, after thrashing Ashford Athletic 4-0 and drawing against Vasco. Randall Oliver, team manager, says striker Adrian van Niekerk will punish opposition defences if he is given space. Woodlands will also benefit from playing at Stephen Reagan, where they are based.

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will be represented amongst the 16 finalists. People’s Post sports reporter Liam Moses looked at the teams and their chances of claiming Cape Town’s most coveted under-17 trophy. GROUP D Vasco da Gama FC Affiliated: Cape Town Tygerberg Based: Parow Best result: 5th last year NFD side Vasco da Gama are the clear-cut favourites to win Group D and are most likely to proceed to the latter stages of the tournament. Vasco qualified for the final as runners-up in their qualification group, behind Woodlands United on goal difference, after claiming a total of four points from their two games. They drew their first game against Woodlands (1-1), and sealed their passage to finals with a 2-0 victory over Ashford FC. Coach Joseph Tantaal says the team will look to keep possession, use the full width of the pitch, defend as a unit and employ a 4-3-3 formation at the Challenge. He believes opposition defenders will have to keep a close eye on lethal striker Thomas Ross. Atlantic Nacional FC Affiliated: Cape Town Tygeberg Based: Milnerton Best result: 1st time competing Atlantic Nacional were established at the beginning of this year and will have already shocked many of their more established opponents by qualifying for the tournament at their first attempt. The rookies from Milnerton claim they have already achieved their goal by qualifying for the finals of the Engen KO, but as an unknown quantity they could yet have more surprises in store. Coach Lutfie Bey says, although his team play in either a 4-4-3 or 4-4-2 formation in all their games, they adjust their tactics based on their opponents and can be unorthodox at times. Bey adds the team’s pace and fitness will be their biggest advantage at the Challenge, and has tagged centre-back and team captain Luke van Rooi as a player to watch. CPUT Selesians FC Affiliated: Cape Town Tygerberg LFA Based: Harleyvale, Observatory Best result: Eliminated in final round of the playoffs in 2011 Selesians are also newcomers to the final round of the Challenge and they have set their sights on making to the quarterfinals of the competition. Team manager Alex Polizzi says his side plays in an attack orientated 3-5-3, but are capable of adapting their style and tactics to whichever team they play. The “horses-for-courses” approach seems to have worked for the team, as are in the running to win the Cape Town Tygerberg under17 Premier League and knockout Cup this year. The current under-17 side has been playing together for almost two seasons and Polizzi believes the players familiarity with each other, and their team spirit will be their greatest weapon as they go in search of victories. Polizzi marked centre-back Tsepho Penduka as the most impressive player in the CPUT Selesians ranks. Kenpark United FC Affiliated: Mitchell’s Plain LFA Based: Portlands Best result: 8th in 2007 Kenpark are one of the most established amateur clubs in Mitchell’s Plain and they will be playing to win at the Knockout. Head coach Ricky Burns says a short passing, “Brazilian” style of play has been enforced at all age groups at the club. Expect the under-17’s to keep the ball on the ground this weekend and only look to play longer balls if confronted by a particularly staunch defence. Burns hopes Kenpark’s players draw the attention of the many professional scouts who will be circling the pitches in Westridge. He adds that the team’s biggest strength will be a trio of exceptionally gifted central midfielders, the best of whom is Craig Hendricks.


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Cream of table tennis come to play LIAM MOSES

THE 16 top male table tennis players in the country will do battle in a tournament punted as the “biggest spectacle” Cape Town has yet seen. The Richard Maurice Super 16 Double Eliminator – organised by the Livingstone Kenilworth Table Tennis Club as one of several events to celebrate its 75th anniversary – will take place at the Livingstone High School hall, Claremont on Saturday 13 October. The format of the tournament is known as double eliminator because players will have to lose twice before being knocked out. Hasie Ismail, chairperson of the club, says this “gruelling” format was chosen because of the special nature of the celebration. “It proves that it’s not just your technique; it’s also about your stamina. To survive in this tournament you need to be super-fit. They are all the top guys, so they stand an equal chance of beating each other,” says Ismail. “Normally, with any knockout you have seeded players. In this competition there is no seeding. It is a random draw so the number one ranked player and the number two ranked player could very well play each other in the first round.”

door to their neighbours, the Johnson family, and the game just grew. A year later, in 1937, the Johnson family started the Kenilworth Table Tennis Club.” Some years later, in the late ’40s, there were pupils at Livingstone High School who played table tennis, Ismail says. With the onset of the Group Areas Act, people had to move out of Kenilworth. This, he adds, led to the amalgamation of the two clubs. Liv-Ken is now based at the Rooikrans Sports Complex in Grassy Park. The club is also a founder member of WP Table Tennis, which, in turn, was a founder member of the SATTB. Members of the club have held several leadership positions in provincial and national table tennis bodies. Jasper Walters and Maurice were both secretaries of the SATTB and Sheddy Farouk is current secretary of WP Table Tennis. The top 16 men’s players and top four junior girls and boys in the country cannot yet be confirmed as tournaments are set to take place before the Super 16. The event will run from 17:30 to 22:00. Entry is R25 for adults and R10 for children under 18 years. For more information call Ismail 0 082 821 3946.

The tournament will not only bring together the 16 top-ranked male players in South Africa, but also the four best juniors girl and four best junior boy players, who will play in two separate roundrobin tournaments. All the players stand a chance of winning thousands in prize money if they win their respective tournaments. The winner of the junior boys and girls tournaments will pocket R575 each, while the runner-up in the main tournament take home R2075. The winner of the main tournament will bag R5075. Ismail says the club decided to end all of the amounts in 75 to match the club’s age. Ismail, also former vice-chairperson of the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB), says LivKen is oldest table tennis club in Africa. He says the tournament was named for the club’s former president and founding member and will be held at Livingstone High because of the strong connection to the school. “In 1936 Richard Maurice was a nine-year-old boy and a family member of his brought home a little ping pong set. They played on their oval dining room table,” says Ismail. “Then they took the set next

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Tuesday 25 September 2012

ARM’S LENGTH: Utility forward Anton Lamprecht of Schotschekloof Walmers prepares to hand­off an opposition tackler during a Super League A match against Maties in Green Point on Saturday. SK Walmers suffered a 78­26 defeat in the game. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo images

Bay still battles for survival LIAM MOSES

AS THE Western Cape club rugby season draws to a close, with the last games being played this weekend, False Bay still have a slim hope of maintaining their Super League A status. Bay currently occupy second last on the log and require at least two bonus points and a match score that will aid their points difference to climb above Tygerberg, who lie third from the bottom. The Constantia based club have suffered from indifferent form for most of the season and, as a result, have found themselves struggling to stave off relation. However, a late-season return to form has seen Bay win their last two games, against fellow stragglers Villager and mid-table side Victorians respectively, and renewed hope of survival. Chris Hewetson, head coach, says his team were forced to find form as the possibility of relegation began to grow. “I think the circumstances have sort of crept into the player’s minds and they realise what they need to do in order for us to stay up,” he says. “They are absolutely psyched up. We played a very good Victorians team and defeating them has given us inspiration to do our best against Maties. It’s a tough task, but something I know we are more than capable of it.” False Bay beat bottom placed team Villager 27-19 at home on Saturday 25 August and narrowly defeated Victorians 28-30 in Stellenbosch on Friday. In order to come away from Stellenbosch with two points, False Bay will need to score four tries and lose by less than seven points. To achieve this they will have to perform better than they have all season and will truly have to play out of their skins.

Maties, who hold second place on the table, routed Schotchsekloof Walmers 78-26 in their game this weekend. Hewetson says his side’s narrow victory over Victorians on Friday was not a true reflection of the game, stating that they will do even better this Friday. “We distributed the ball well and won our first phases,” says Hewetson. “It was a very physical contest. In order for us to win against Maties we need to be physically and mentally prepared. We are doing well even though it’s late in the season, but we left 20-plus out on the field. It wasn’t a true reflection because we were a lot better than Victorians.” Villager, meanwhile, did not do their southern suburbs neighbours any favours in their 40-45 loss to Tygerberg RFC. UCT beat Belhar RFC 35-58 at Accordian Park. Villager will travel to Groote Schuur to face the Ikeys on Friday, in what is the last game of the season for both teams. UCT currently languish in sixth place and will hope to end their season on a positive note, while the “Dirty Whites” have already been relegated to Super League B, and will be playing for pride alone. SKW will also hope to end their season on a positive note when they play Victorians at home on Friday. The defeat against Maties was the worst suffered by Walmers this season and was also their second in a row, having lost their previous game 30-14 to UCT. The Green Point based team currently hover in mid-table and will be looking to finish as high as possible.

Peoples Post Atlantic Seaboard 25 Sept 2012  

Peoples Post Atlantic Seaboard 25 Sept 2012

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