Page 1

ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION

41 Induland Cres. Lansdowne Ind. Since 1998

Supplier of a wide range of disposable packaging • All types of Paper, Plastic bags • Cake, Pizza, Party boxes • Serviettes, Garage, Toilet rolls • Cling, Bubble, Lunch wrap • Cutlery, Straws, Heatsealers

TELLING IT AS IT IS

• Cups, Tubs, Lids • Fomo Trays, Plates • Foil Trays, Rolls • Platters, Domes • Detergents, etc

Tel: 021 691 8811 E-mail: info@carlierpackaging.co.za

Free delivery

Conditions apply

THURSDAY 7 November 2013 | 0021 910 6500 | Fax: 021 910 6501/06 | Email: post@peoplespost.co.za | Website: www.peoplespost.co.za | Mobisite: ppost.mobi

SEA POINT: NEW INFORMAL TRADING PLAN DRAFTED

Vendors: taking stock

NICOLE MCCAIN @nickymccain

Age-old regulations governing informal trade on Main and Regent roads are on their way out. A new draft trading plan has been tabled by the Good Hope Subcouncil, and will follow a commenting process before being finalised. The plan currently used to allocate trading spaces is outdated and causing multiple problems, says ward councillor Beverley Schafer. “Numerous complaints are continuously received about the location, densities and layout of the informal traders’ area along Main Road and Regent Road in Sea Point,” she says. The plan was introduced in 2000, but the neighbourhood has since changed dramatically with the introduction of the Sea Point City Improvement District (CID) and more recently the MyCiTi bus route. “Sea Point Main Road in 2000 had deteriorated into an unacceptable area and a hive of prostitution and drug dealing. With the advent of the Sea Point CID, it has been transformed into a clean, safe area where business is thriving. It is necessary therefore that a new and updated trading plan be investigated and implemented,” she says. “The densities and layout of trading bays presently allowed in terms of the 2000 proclamation are in some instances now out of keeping with the conditions in the precinct and require updating.” Last year the Sea Point CID requested that the process of establishing a trading plan for Main and Regent roads be initiated and that it deal with the implementation of uniform and aesthetically appealing trading stands, the restriction of trading times and guidelines for the type of goods or services to be sold, says CID chairperson Heather Tager. These are all being considered for the updated trading plan. Trader Arvin Lala has been selling fresh produce in Sea Point for 25 years and has been hard hit by recent building work and the introduction of the MyCiTi bus route. He is being moved to a new stand to accommodate a bus stop and hopes he will receive a new shelter. “I’m currently not making money due to the construction taking place around me.

we will BEAT any quote

BOOMING BUSINESS: A draft trading plan has appeared before the Good Hope Subcouncil to replace the outdated one governing informal trading on Sea Point’s Main and Regent roads. PHOTO: NICOLE MCCAIN Even though I have to move because of the new bus stop, I think it will bring me more customers,” he says. Lala would like the trading plan to consider a structure that protects his fruit and vegetables from the elements. “My biggest challenge is the rain, wind and sun. The food goes off. It’s hard to work without shelter

and we can’t even put umbrellas up.” Fellow trader Jimale Mohamed says pedestrians often complain that he is blocking the pavement, even though his stall is well within the allocated boundary block. “People often complain, but I’m in the yellow line. I’d like to get a bigger space or see the pavement widened, like in the CBD,” he

MULTIFOCAL OFFER

Eyetest + designer frame + multifocal lenses

ONLY “all medical aid members save with eye save”

says. Pedestrian flow is sometimes congested by illegal traders, as well as a few stands that have been placed in an area too narrow for easy pedestrian flow, Tager says. In addition, a stand at the entrance of a shopping complex or bank constitutes a security risk, she adds.

www.eysave.co.za. Terms and conditions apply. Medical Aids and the following cards accepted: Edgars; RCS; Master Card: Visa. Offer only applicable to Kenilworth 021 671 9698 & St Georges Mall 021 422 3130

R2400


2 NEWS DRESSED TO IMPRESS: Rocky Horror Show cast member Jenna Robinson Child and musical director Charl-Johan Lingenvelder showed off their scary costumes on Halloween. The Rocky Horror Show at the Fugard Theatre has had audiences arriving in spectacular outfits to celebrate the hit musical. The season runs to Tuesday 12 January and the remaining dress-up nights are Friday 15 and 29 November, every Friday during December, New Year’s Eve and Friday 10 January. The best dressed audience member, judged at the end of the season, stands a chance to win a weekend away for two, courtesy of Travel With Flair. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

PUBLIC ART: ADDITIONAL R90 000 PUMPED INTO PROJECT

Cash boost for needy artists

NICOLE MCCAIN @nickymccain

Artists unable to fund their submissions to the Art54 project may benefit from a R90 000 cash injection. The outdoor exhibition, the first of its kind in Cape Town, has received additional fund-

ing from the Good Hope Subcouncil to go towards funding submissions from cashstrapped artists as well as the installation and removal costs involved in the displays. The project has received over 70 applications, says ward councillor Beverley Schafer, and the selected artworks will form a temporary outdoor exhibition running from next month to mid-2014. The funding boost is in addition to the R40 000 granted from the City of Cape Town to support the pilot project. Artist have been encouraged to submit designs which do not require funding and are not resource intensive. “Artworks that make use of found materials, clever concepts and witty performance, rather than needing lots of resources to implement, will be most welcomed,” Schafer says. “However, insufficient funding should not prevent an artist from submitting a proposal for consideration. Art54 has a limited budget for the implementation of artworks of merit. Proposals which do not have funding will be considered on an equal playing field as those with funding.” The selected artworks will be announced in coming weeks. Schafer hopes the creations will promote new and innovative ways of thinking about art in public spaces and will add to the public’s experience of the area’s natural beauty and urban atmosphere. “Although the exhibition period is six months, the work can be displayed for a shorter duration. The artwork may be ephemeral in nature depending of the context and nature of the work,” she says. If the pilot project is successful, it may be implemented as a annual exhibition.

www.peoplespost.co.za

#WinningWednesdays k wee t x Ne

Win tickets to the Beer Festival!

Multimedia

Gallery: Taking flight for a cause ppost.mobi Like us on Facebook Follow @ThePeoplesPost


NEWS 3

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

VREDEHOEK: BIG PLANS FOR THE PLANTATION

Construction on tr track ack

NICOLE MCCAIN @nickymccain

Polish your bike and fasten your helmet – it’s going to get dusty in Vredehoek. A BMX and mountain bike track will soon open at the Plantation – an open piece of land bordered by De Waal Drive, Crassula and Winburg Avenue – which derived its name from the plantation of pine trees that were planted in the 1920s, many of them still standing. The track is due to be completed on 1 December, says Friends of the Plantation chairperson Heidi Zollner. “The track was part of a wish list that was generated by the community at a public meeting last year to propose uses for the Plantation. Up to that point the space was unused, with vagrants sleeping between the trees,” she says. The track will be a huge draw card for the community, says resident Julius Wulf who has been cheerfully getting his hands dirty on the project. As a biking enthusiast, Wulf is often seen digging about the site, keen to get things going. “There is a desperate need for places for riders to practice both mountain biking and BMXing. The few spots that are around are generally quite well hidden and out of plain sight as much as possible. I think the kids with bikes in the surrounding area are already enjoying themselves quite a bit, and

to be fair it is the children who have the most to gain here. The park will be a safe and peaceful place for surrounding residents to relax or play,” he says. There are five BMX facilities up and running across the city. The existing jogging track has been embraced by residents and the bike track will be no different, Zollner says. “The bicycle track aims to encourage the use of the Plantation by the community and is especially focused on providing smaller children the opportunity to cycle close to home in a safe environment. The jogging track that was completed last year has drawn a lot of joggers to the Plantation. The fence that was erected on the De Waal Street border also encouraged dog owners to walk their dogs in the space without fear of them crossing De Waal Park,” she says. The project has received a large cash injection from the ward allocation, says ward councillor Brett Herron. “The park has fantastic potential and is really an iconic public space. We are enhancing and developing it incrementally as funding is available and in consultation with the Friends of the Plantation who have designed a vision for the space,” he says. But completing the track will take some sweat, Wulf says. “It is easy to say we need funding, but that is not really in the spirit of what we are doing on the Plantation. What we would really like to see are more people volunteering and stepping up to improve the

DIGGING: The mountain bike and BMX track at the Plantation in Vredehoek is due to open next month. PHOTO: FRIENDS OF THE PLANTATION neighbourhood. In that sense we are all useful and capable of helping to improve our surroundings,” he says. There are still many elements of the upgrade to be completed, Zollner says. “The plans for next year include an adven-

ture playground aimed at older children. Once the infrastructure of the Plantation is completed in 2014, the aim will move to tree replacement as well as planting water-wise, low maintenance plants in selected areas,” she says.

ROUTINE CONSULTATION BY APPOINTMENT Mon – Fri: 8am – 11am & 3pm – 6pm Saturday: 8am – 12pm

OPEN 24 HOURS Tel: 021 685 7750

EMERGENCIES 24 HOURS

16 Belmont Road, Rondebosch

Surcharge Applies: Mon – Fri: 8pm – 8am Sat 12pm – Mon 8am

HOUSE CALLS & FOOD DELIVERIES BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT

E-mail: info@belmontroadvets.co.za Web: www.belmontroadvets.co.za Belmont Vet general ad 10x8 071113.cdr


4 NEWS

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013 Saturday 9 November

PROSTITUTION: DECRIMINALISATION COULD BE ON THE CARDS

V Oranjezicht: Friends of De Waal Park are holding a book, CD, bric a brac and cake sale in De Waal Park from 11:30 to 15:30. Phone Jennifer on 082 260 0185.

Oldest trade investigated PHILIP DE BRUIN

The Law Reform Commission has entered the home stretch with an investigation into the possible decriminalisation of adult prostitution. The commission started its research four years ago.

Dellene Clark, State legal advisor and researcher for the commission leading the prostitution investigation, said the report is currently being drafted for submission to the full commission. “I cannot yet say what our recommendations are as the full commission first has to discuss the report,” she says. During the four years of research, Clark and her team consulted widely with stakeholders and the

public. It is known that there is a strong feeling in specific circles that adult prostitution be decriminalised and that the law must regulate this industry. There is also a very strong feeling in parts of the community, especially among religious circles, that prostitution should remain a crime. Whatever the commission decides, a bill has to be compiled and sent to justice minister Jeff Radebe for approval.

We’ve gone Potty... Huge variety of pots up to

50% off

Thursday 21 November V City Bowl: Leading labour lawyer Michael Bagraim will be the next speaker at the SMME Business Breakfast being held at Central Library. He will give an update of forthcoming changes to our labour law and address labour issues such as overtime pay, leave pay, working on public holidays and disciplinary hearings. Registration is at 07:15 with light refreshments sponsored by Friends of Central Library. The talk starts at 07:40. Entry is R15. SMS your details to 083 539 8442.

while stocks last

All items sold seperately

Wheat Pots

NEW RANGE

Petunias 6 Pack

WAS 17.95 NOW

8.95

WAS 329.95 NOW

179.95

Veggie 6-Pack

WAS 20.95 NOW

8.95

Wood Planter Box 300x600

WAS 189.95 NOW

99.95

Bellville 021 919 1106

V City Bowl: The annual meeting of the Friends of Central Library will be held at 12:30 for 13:00 at the Central Library in Parade Street. The meeting is open to all friends, library patrons and interested members of the public. The agenda will include a keynote presentation by City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee member for Community Services Belinda Walker. Nominations for new and existing subscribing members of FOCAL to serve on the committee can be accepted at the meeting. Contact Marcia at focalmr@gmail.com.

Prices valid until 10 Nov 2013

Round

Wine Barrel

Wednesday 27 November

Large

Medium

Small

WAS 349.95

WAS 239.95

WAS 119.95

NOW

NOW

NOW

219.95 144.95 74.95 Kenilworth 021 671 9050

Milnerton 021 528 4000

Poinsettia

WAS 79.95 NOW

38.95

Solar Dish WAS 72.95 NOW

30cm 30 cm

34.95

Gazania 4-Pack WAS 24.95 NOW

16.95

Constantia 021 794 2221

Yucca

Camilla Curved

20kg

Green/ Variegated (Outdoor) WAS 169.95 NOW

79.95

((Large) Large)

WAS 599.95 NOW

259.95

Amelia Flower Box ((Medium) Medium)

WAS 259.95 NOW

Somerset West 021 852 7400

179.95


PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

NEWS 5 NAMELESS: Residents are invited to submit suggestions as council names six footbridges crossing Nelson Mandela Boulevard. PHOTO: NICOLE MCCAIN

N2: RESIDENTS FROWN AT PROCESS

Naming route an ‘utter waste’

NICOLE MCCAIN @nickymccain

Council has embarked on a process to name the six footbridges crossing the N2 highway. However, not all residents believe the money involved is being well spent. The public participation process will run the entire month, allowing residents to submit names for the footbridges crossing Nelson Mandela Boulevard between Woodstock and Walmer Estate. The process is part of a broader initiative to rename key streets across the city as part of reconciliation and redress, says naming committee chairperson Brett Herron. The City of Cape Town was unable to immediately confirm the expected cost of the project. However, with numerous safety issues linked to the bridges such as vagrancy and crime, some residents feel the cash should instead be used to secure the walkways. Fadeliah Appels lives next to the Coventry Road footbridge, which has been cited as a safety concern and is due to have security fencing completed around the site. “It’s going to be costly and unnecessary. Council needs to secure the areas under the footbridges against vagrants, remove the litter and prevent dumping,” she says.

Walmer Estate Community Residents’ Forum chairperson Moosa Sydow echoes this. “It’s a waste of money and time. The money should rather go into service delivery. Our streets need cleaning and potholes need fixing. Besides, the community knows the names of the bridges – we name them after the street they are in,” he says. Herron believes naming the footbridges and allowing the community to have input will give a sense of pride and belonging. Woodstock Improvement District project manager Chris Lloyd says this sense of pride will go a long way to reducing social ills such as crime and dumping. Pedestrian Nomfundo Gamete feels it is high time the bridges are named. “It’s a good idea. People will know which one I am referring to. It will make it much easier to give directions,” she says. Naming proposals, comments and recommendations can be submitted by completing and submitting a renaming form available at City libraries and subcouncil offices; via fax to (021) 400 1465; by email to naming@capetown.gov.za; or through written submission for the attention of the Acting Manager: Public Participation Unit by hand or post to Office 12, 1st Floor, Paul Sauer Building, 1 Adderley Street or PO Box 298, Cape Town, 8000.


6 NEWS

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

‘Whites only’ advert irks

T

he South African Human Rights Commission is investigating a Cape Town job advertisement only seeking whites as applicants. The Commission says this comes after recruitment agency Quest posted a job advert stating only white males need apply. The advert sparked a flurry of outrage on social media sites, with Quest being accused of racism. Quest denied these accusations, saying clients decide the job requirements. The Commission said it was also investigating another advert, “Algemene Werker; slegs blankes” (“General worker; whites only”), adding it condemns such advertising. Here is what readers had to say.

BRIAN KOCK says the advert is reminiscent of the old South Africa. “I don’t understand why they should say ‘only white’ or even ‘black’. I can’t think of anything a white male can do that I can’t.”

RADE MAKHUVHA doesn’t think the advert is racist. “I’ve seen lots of job advertisements saying they are only looking for a black male. I ignore them and look for something I’m qualified for.”

FABIAN HENDRICKS says he feels offended when he sees such an advert. “It should depend on what qualifications one has and not on one’s skin colour. It’s racist and I don't like it.”

NICKY DAMON says he was offended by the advert. “We all deserve a fair chance. They should focus on qualification, not race. We are over apartheid. To me the advert was racist. I’m happy they removed it.”

MONIQUE SWART says she sees similar advertisements almost every day. “For me, it was racist. I work in BEE and these are the kind of things I deal with daily. Even if the advert was about blacks, people were going to raise questions.”

VELISWA QALO says it would not have elicited the same reaction if the vacancy was for a black male. “I am over apartheid, but many will find it offensive when they see such an advertisement. They are still living in the past, not knowing that they are doing the same thing.”

ZAIN GALLIE believes racism is still a problem in our modern society. “We don't have equal rights. What counts for one person should count for another. When I see an advertisement like that I feel criticised, ashamed and like I have no place in this world.”

Life may well be about the journey... ...but it’s also how you finish. With almost 100 years’ experience in funeral insurance and burial services, AVBOB ensures that you and your loved ones are well looked after.

GET UP TO R4000 DISCOUNT OFF A FUNERAL All lives insured under an AVBOB policy qualify for free transportation of the deceased within South Africa and up to R4000 discount off the funeral, provided the funeral is conducted by AVBOB Funeral Service. For more information please visit our nearest branch or contact us at Maitland Branch 451 Voortrekker Road Maitland Tel: (021) 593 8553

Wynberg Branch 68 Kerk Street Wynberg Tel: (021) 762 1101

Terms and Conditions apply. AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society is an authorised service provider. AVB PEOPLES POST 1

today Apply could u and yo WINMakro 0 in R10 00 uchers Vo

Credit

GET EVEN APPLY FOR YOUR

**By sending this SMS, you give permission to submit your information to the Credit Bureau. Note: Credit facility approval is subject to standard affordability and National Credit Act requirements as well as RCS standard credit granting criteria. SMS charged at R3 per SMS. Terms and Conditions apply. Refer to www.makro.co.za. RCS Cards is a registered Credit and authorised Financial Services Provider NCRCP 38. 44481

See in-store or vis


NEWS 7

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

CRIME: CAMERA NETWORKS TO BE REGULATED

Zooming in on CCTV links

A CLOSE SHAVE: Are you slowly growing your mo? Movember, a global initiative that encourages men to grow their moustaches for 30 days to raise awareness on men’s health issues, kicked off this week. Movember Mo-rated barber Barnet Fair in Woodstock hosted a Movember Shave on Friday to officially mark the start of this year’s campaign. Celebrities have joined the hairy cause, and Mo Sisters are also encouraged to sign up and help spread the men’s health message. Visit www.movember.co.za for more information.

MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval

Management Opportunity Exciting careers with KFC

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

HAVE YOUR SAY! AMENDMENT TO THE INFORMAL TRADING BY-LAW The City of Cape Town is in the process of finalising the second amendment to the Informal Trading By-Law to provide for street performance (busking). In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit proposals from 4 November 2013 to 4 December 2013. Comments, input and recommendations may be submitted by: • Fax: 086 576 1449 • E-mail: busking.comments@capetown.gov.za • Written submission: Tender office, Concourse Level, Cape Town Civic Centre, Cape Town (for the attention of Richard White or Retha Muller) • Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cityof CT The City has arranged the following two public meetings: Date: Time: Time: Venue:

Thursday 7 November 2013 meeting 1: 10:00 – 12:00 meeting 2: 14:00 – 16:00 Subcouncil Chambers, 10th floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town

The background and reasons for the proposed amendment will be tabled and input gathered from the public. Special assistance will be given to people who cannot read or write, people with disabilities and people from other disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments to have their comments, recommendations or input recorded and submitted to the Municipality. Contact the following officials of the City of Cape Town’s Public Participation Unit: For assistance to the general public: Ruché Daniels, tel: 021 400 1766 or e-mail: ruche.daniels@capetown.gov.za For assistance to disadvantaged groups: Anele Viti, tel: 021 400 1652 or e-mail: anele.viti@capetown.gov.za The amendment to the Informal Trading By-Law will be available on the City of Cape Town website at www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay, at subcouncil offices and libraries. Enquiries relating to the proposed amendment may be directed to Richard White, tel: 021 417 0110 or e-mail: busking.comments@capetown.gov.za

ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER 190/2013

DRAFTFCB CAPE TOWN 10004996CT/E/2

While several neighbourhood watches and community organisations have rolled out camera networks to help keep their areas safe, the City of Cape Town has revealed their grand plans to improve camera networks across the metropole. Speaking at a residents meeting last week, Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith revealed the details of a new policy to be tabled by the Safety and Sethe station commander of the local police curity Portfolio Committee. He explains that in recent months, Metro station or the head of the Community PoPolice have noticed the erection of cameras lice Forum. Should the policy get the go-ahead from on council-owned poles and were concerned about who they belong to and whether it was the portfolio committee, it will be translatbeing used for genuine policing activities. ed and released for public comment. Smith says the policy seeks to establish a V Do you think cameras in your community are effecuniform and comprehensive set of stand- tive in the fight against crime? SMS your comments ards and assessment criteria to assist in the to 32516. SMSes cost R1. control, development and installation of CCTV infrastructure on council structures. He says the policy will allow community organisations, like neighBecome part of the Management Team in our leading bourhood watches, multiple Restaurant Business. who have genuine safety and security Do you have a passion for mentoring and coaching people concerns to link for excellence? with the City to manage crime inDo you want to gain invaluable experience in how to formation in a operate a great business? structured manner. Watches that You may be our next ideal Management candidate. wish to erect a camera on council poles We will show you the tools and give you the skills to be will have to make a successful at leading people and running a great formal application enterprise. to the City. Smith says watches will not Basic Requirements: have to pay for the  Matric or Equivalent diploma erection of cameras  A proven track record of employment but are responsible  Self-motivated and willingness to learn valuable skills. for the insuring of their equipment  Any Tertiary Education would be an advantage against damage and public liability should a claim arise. Salary offer will be commensurate In an attempt to with experience. curb criminals from lawfully erectMEET THE CHALLENGE TODAY ing cameras on City property, Smith Email your three page CV to says the applicadesiree@champsgroup.co.za tions will need to include letters from Alternatively, Fax to 0216743464.

MORE VALUE, TODAY! MAKRO ACCOUNT CARD!

www.makro.co.za

To see if you qualify SMS** details below to 47574 *ID ID Number*Initial*Surname*Income*PP Number In nitial Surna ame Income PP e.g. 7013320212090*J*SMITH*8000*PP

Everything you could ever want. And more. For less. Now on credit


8 NEWS

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

HAVE YOUR SAY! NAMING OF FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS NELSON MANDELA BOULEVARD The City of Cape Town is in the process of accepting naming proposals for the seven footbridges across Nelson Mandela Boulevard. The footbridges should be named after indigenous, traditional figures or leaders of Cape Town’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Motivational names and the names of fauna and flora will also be considered. In terms of section 17 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit proposals from 1 to 30 November 2013. Naming proposals, input and recommendations may be submitted by: • Fax: 021 400 1465 • E-mail: naming@capetown.gov.za • Written submission: Office 12, 1st floor, Paul Sauer Building, 1 Adderley Street or PO Box 298, Cape Town 8000 (for the attention of the Acting Manager: Public Participation Unit) • Facebook: www.facebook.com/CityofCT • Mobisite: www.letsnameit.co.za Special assistance will be given to people who cannot read or write, people with disabilities and people from other disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments to have their comments, recommendations or input recorded and submitted to the Municipality. Contact the following officials of the City of Cape Town’s Public Participation Unit: For assistance to the general public: Ruché Daniels, tel: 021 400 1766 or e-mail: ruche.daniels@capetown.gov.za For assistance to disadvantaged groups: Anele Viti, tel: 021 400 1652 or e-mail: anele.viti@capetown.gov.za Naming proposal forms will be available on the City of Cape Town’s website www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay, at subcouncil offices and libraries. Enquiries relating to the naming proposals may be directed to Nathan Fisher, tel: 021 400 1450 or e-mail: nathan.fisher@capetown.gov.za ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER

188/2013

ROAD SAFETY: HARSHER PENALTIES FOR DRUNK DRIVERS

None for the road TINA BURGER AND TASMIN CUPIDO

T

hink two beers at a watering hole still leave you perfectly capable of driving? That extra cold one could lead to you spending six years in the slammer or over R100 000 poorer. As the silly season approaches, Law Enforcement and Traffic Services are out in full force in an attempt to keep the streets safe and free of drunk drivers. In a bid to reduce the road carnage, a call has been made to reduce the alcohol limit in line with international standards.

One drink too many The legal limit in South Africa for breath alcohol content is 0.24mg per 1 000ml or a blood alcohol limit of 0.05g per 100ml. In literal terms, this equals two thirds of a beer or spirit cooler with 5% alcohol content; 75ml of red or white wine per hour with an alcohol content of 12% to 14%; and up to one 25ml tot of alcohol per hour for whiskey or brandy drinkers. Two drinks in one hour will more than likely put you over the legal limit. The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) continues to lobby for the blood alcohol concentration limit be brought in line with world standards, says spokesperson Graeme Scala. “The crisis on South Africa’s roads demands a tougher approach. The AA has for some time proposed that the 0.05% limit be reduced to 0.02%,” he says. “This allows some leeway for medications that contain alcohol, but still emphasises that one alcoholic drink puts you over the limit. A blood alcohol limit of 0.02% means that drinking even one beer with 4% alcohol will put an individual over the limit.” Should you be caught driving under the

influence of alcohol you could face up to six years in prison or be slapped with a fine of up to R120 000.

A lesson learnt Two years of court appearances and thousands in legal fees taught one driver to steer clear of taking to the road after hitting the bottle. The man, who was arrested for driving under the influence three years ago, says he drove into a roadblock after leaving a party. “The officer instructed me to phone someone to collect my car as I would need to accompany them to a testing centre for blood samples. I spent that night in the holding cells at a police station,” he recalls. The next day he made his first of many court appearances. “Over the next two years I had a court appearance each month; with each appearance the lawyer I appointed charged up to R1 500,” he says. “The case was postponed for several reasons, including a delay in the results of the blood tests, as well as a change in the state prosecutor.” The case was finally closed and he was sentenced to 250 hours of community service. “I am still doing the time for my unnecessary actions; it is something I will never subject myself or my family to again,” he says. “This was not only an expensive eyeopener for me, but also for my friends and family.” Scala says evidentiary breathalyser printouts are admissible as evidence in court. “If jail terms were handed down for drinking and driving, the public would become more sensitised to the issue,” he says. “Drivers who ensure they are sober will have nothing to fear, but those who drink will be removed from the roads before they can cause harm.”

Nothing else comes close With 41 megapixels and reinvented zoom

NewNokiaLumia1020 Smartphone

Vodacom Power to you

Available Now

NokiaLumia925 Smartphone

R399

On Smart S

For more information on the Lumia 1020 visit www.nokia.co.za/lumia or vodacom.co.za


NEWS 9

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

TRANSPORT: FREQUENCY-BASED TRAIN SERVICE TO BE IMPLEMENTED

Timetable changes to set in BLANCHE DE VRIES

Commuters are questioning the implementation of Metrorail’s new timetable, which comes into effect later this month. The State’s rail agency plans to amend the weekday roster of its current Southern and Central lines to a frequency-based service. This will result in changes to the timetable affecting the Cape Flats to Cape Town,

Simon’s Town to Fish Hoek, Fish Hoek to Cape Town, Chris Hani to Cape Town, Kapteinsklip to Cape Town and Bellville via Bishop Lavis to Cape Town lines. Breaks of between 10 and 30 minutes during peak hours will be applied to these stations. Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott says commuters have been advised since September to familiarise themselves with the new roster through various communica-

tion channels. “The implementation date is expected later this month,” she says. Further details of the scheduled changes will be announced at a later stage, Scott confirms. According to Metrorail’s website, the timetable is being redesigned by international rail experts and is an integral part of the transport service’s national efficiency plan.

The information on the website states: “The international team has helped to revise the current stop-patterns and improve the connections. “The frequency-based schedule is userfriendly with regular intervals during and outside peak periods. It offers up to 28% more capacity.” The timetable will come into action once all accelerated infrastructure improvements have been completed.


10 CLASSIFIEDS

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

.

.

PERSONAL SEVICES

TRANSPORT & STORAGE

EMPLOYMENT

GROW WITH US

1870

.

. 4 TON TRUCK avail for garden refuse and furniture removal. Ph 076 124 4713

CATERING & VENUES 1401

HOLIDAY & TRAVEL

WANTED TO BUY

HOME IMPROVEMENTS INTERIOR 1835

1675

.

GARAGE DOORS

1405

& automation. 0765230306 . PAINTING and general handyman. Ph 021-712 4923 .

. BOND PROBLEMS From arrears to auctions Water & Electricity Off? We can HELP, Financial & Legal Aid, No false Promises, Just Results Toll Free 0800 204 987 or 082 991 0729 .

. PAINTING & WATERPROOFING Good ref. Ph 076 124 4713

.

WANTED OLD BRIC-A-BRAC SMALL FURNITURE , JEWELLERY, SILVER, WATCHES, CLOCKS, PAINTINGS I'll buy anything Ph 072 424 5659 021-462 4976 GENERAL & HOME SERVICES

.

PAVING

.

.

115575

Licensed Plumber - Repairs, Blocked Drains. Ph Naziem on 021-697 5723 or 082 709 4979

MAITLAND CITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NPC REG No: 2010/014354/08

BUILDING PLANS

Pinewatch Place, Cnr Camp & Sydow Streets, Maitland, 7405

1802

. ALL BUILDING plans drawn up and submitted to council. We also do Boundary walls, gates etc % 021-7016276 or 082 863 9133

. SPECIALISING HANGING DOORS Phone Mr M Harris 021-392 2894, 073 293 3952

www.maitcid.co.za | enquiries@maitcid.co.za | 021 510 8059

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

.

ELECTRICAL

.

.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

LICENCED ELECTRICIAN Maintenance & installation work. Ph. RE Electrical 071 529 4985

1810

. PG & K ELECTRONICS Kensington Shopping Centre. Ph 082 682 1457 or 021-593 2729. Repairs to Fridges, Washing machines, Tumble driers, Tv's

Negotiable Commision FREE MARKET VALUATIONS BUYING, SELLING & LETTING Let the PROFESSIONALS take care of all your housing needs.

The MAITLAND CITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NPC will be hosting its Annual General Meeting and all stakeholders are invited to a review of the year’s activities. Date: Time: Venue:

WENDY'S 6 x 3m - R6 300 cash!!!! 082 621 4441 / 021-393 5475

Fridge Regassing on all types fridges. All jobs done at clients home. Ph 081 810 7864

TRAINING COURSES

Housekeepers/Cleaners, Cashiers, Bank Tellers, Barmen, Waitrons, Porters, Data Captures, Cruiship Staff, Flight attendants / cabin crew, Receptionist / Office admin staff Visit us at: 13-17 Heerengracht Str. Pier House, 7th floor, Office 701, Cape Town Tel: 021 481 4287/ 021 828 2416/ 021 421 9170. Cell: 079 485 5896 / 081 827 7046

1855

1874

1620

The Shoprite Group promotes and applies the principles of Employment Equity and additionally, reserves the right not to make an appointment.

.

JOBS AVAILABLE NOW

. ALL Plumbing works, no job too small. And we do handyman services. Ph Mr Westland 021-797 4870 or 082 892 3847

.

1677

If you have not received a response within four weeks of submission of your application, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Tel: 021 421 9170 / 021 481 4287 / 021 828 2416 Fax: 0214184287

3765

PLUMBERS

CARPENTRY

WENDY HOUSES

To apply, send the word WCSTORE to 33087. An SMS costs R1,50. Successful applications may require up to 9 SMSes.

1801

FOR SALE .

Please note: Successful candidates must be willing to work retail hours, on weekends and on public holidays. Appointments are subject to candidates passing applicable reference checks.

.

.

. A BAKKIE LOAD of rubble and garden refuse removal 078 611 3627.

.

1465

Cashiers • Bakers Shelf Packers • Storeman Till Packers • Deli Staff Fruit & Veg Assistants

All positions require: • Grade 10 – 12 or equivalent qualification • attention to detail • a South African ID.

Heerengracht Str. Pier House, 7th floor, Office 701, Cape Town.

1873

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

PERSONAL

SALT RIVER 160m Shop front with warehouse. Factory space with offices, kitchen and bathroom, security gates and burglar bars. Ample street parking. Durham Street, Salt River. R8600 excl. VAT p/m. Call Donovan 072 760 4117 or Lisa 021-972 1114

. ALL PAVING. Excel ref. Ph 393 2090 or 076 124 4713

.

.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS

3215

. 1872

.

TAROT CARD READINGS/ ADVICE . I break curses Donna 082 744 6724

PROPERTIES

PAINTING

1445

.

# MATRIC - RE-WRITE SHORT & LONG COURSES

. Gordons Bay s/catering holiday accom. 6 & 8 sleeper frm R1000p/night 0795224309 www.weekendescape.co.za

.

.

LOANS

. DVDS & PHOTOS Call 073 454 9280 .

BUSINESS PREMISES

2635

.

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

.

.

# Electrical Engineering # Civil Engineering # Mechanical Engineering # Tourism # Public Management # Marketing Management # Human Resource # Business Management # Public Relation # National Diploma in Policing # Police & Traffic # Information Tech (IT) # Bookkeeping # Economics & Accounting # Office Administration # Aviation courses # Vocational Courses # Flight att. # Database # System Support # Cert. Port sp

ACCOMMODATION .

• • • •

www.kingswaycollege.co.za info@kingswaycollege.co.za

.

1460

3680

. Kingsway College For Computing & Business Study

.

. CATERING SUPPLIES 021-696 2394 or 084 588 0686 Plastic chairs R2. Round Table: 10 seater R10 Long Table: 10 seater R10. CHAIR COVERS FROM R3 Round table cloth XL R15 Long Table Cloth XL: R12 Organzas: From R2. We Deliver & Collect .

The Shoprite Group of Companies requires suitable candidates for the following positions at their SHOPRITE and CHECKERS stores in the Western Cape:

GENERAL

. A BAKKIE LOAD from A-B. Reasonable, reliable. 082 428 7349

ALPHA CATERERS Menus from R60 p/p 021-703 6495 or 082 742 7098

. HIRE A CASTLE from R150. Kiddies Chairs, tables & linen. Ph 021-6963791/ 0842091313 .

.

HEAD OFFICE WETTON 021 761 0707

25 November 2013 16:00 Maitland City Improvement District Office, Cnr Sydow & Camp Roads, Maitland

Resolutions presented at the AGM can only be voted on by bona fide members of the Maitland City Improvement District. This membership is available free of charge to all owners of commercial or property within the SRA footprint, but they must be registered before 15 November 2013 For further information on how to register go to www.maitcid.co.za or e-mail enquiries@maitcid.co.za or call 021 510 8059

MITCHELL’S PLAIN OFFICE 021 391 2200

1CINVJA 07.11.13

ATHLONE, KLIPFONTEIN ROAD, (next to Hire-it) OPEN EVERY SUNDAY 10:30AM - 2:00PM

R124 995

R129 995 R 2400 pm

R84 995

CLAREMONT OFFICE 021 671 0512

OUR SERVICES INCLUDES 1. We do Bonds and are contracted to all the Major Banks 2. We stop auctions as well as buy Distress Properties 3. Free Beetle, Electrical & Plumbing Inspections 4. We offer Bridging Finance to our Sellers 5. Free Will’s drawn up, Ordinary as well as Shariah Complaint 6. Winding up of Estates 7. Assisting in appointing an executor if a beloved partner or family member has deceased 8. Free Property related Advice

EVERYTHING WE TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD EACH FRANCHISE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

TEL 021 696 9292 FAX 021 696 9677 www.velocitycars.co.za

ZAKI 071 471 5354

MARIO RAZA 071 471 5311 084 607 6875

R 94 995

R119 995

R104 995

2005 TOYOTA RUN-X 1.4 RS

2005 HONDA FR-V

2008 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.4 PROFESSIONAL

2007 BMW 118i

2005 BMW 320i

R54 995

R124 995

R 89 995

R69 995

R 94 995

R 74 995

R129 995

2004 RENAULT CLIO

2011 TOYOTA YARIS ZEN A/C 5 DR

2009 HYUNDAI GETZ 1.4 H.S

CORSA 2003 GSI

2005 Ford FIESTA ST 157 000km

2010 TATA INDICA 1.4L MPFI 9613km

2010 1.6 KIA SOUL

2011 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.3 PROFESSIONAL 65 000km – Please Call In

2004 VW POLO PLAYA

Riyard Abrahams 083 420 8989 riyard@aidaprospur.co.za

INSTALMENTS ARE CALCULATED ON 11% INTEREST OVER A 60MONTH PERIOD 3 MONTHS BANK STATEMENTS • NO DEPOSIT NO LICENCE INSTALMENTS AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY • PROOF OF ID & INCOME www.velocitycars.co.za

VELOCITY 10X8 ATHLONE 071113 X5CC9GR.cdr

.

.

.


SPORT 11

PEOPLE'S POST | ATLANTIC SEABOARD | CITY EDITION Thursday, 7 November 2013

WP players can win it for ’Bosch LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT

R

ondebosch Boys’ High School will rely on a core of Western Province capped players as they defend their Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge title. ’Bosch beat Pretoria’s Waterkloof High by 10 runs to win the T20 Challenge in February, and Eight members of that 13-man squad are still eligible for the 2013/14 competition. The defending champions will be able to call on Matthew Christensen, Dayyaan Galiem, Jay Stevens, Murray Commins, Tayo Walbrugh and Ryan Klein, who have all played at provincial level. Coach Rob Dalrymple says the team will not miss their departing matric players too much. “It’s always a big loss when the matrics leave; it’s the problem with school cricket and it’s something you need to plan for,” he says. “The challenge is to get the guys who are coming in as ready as possible. Every school loses players; we have some very good matric players and we will miss them, but I’m confident the players coming in will do the job.” Rondebosch beat Zimasa Secondary School and Fish Hoek High School in the first two rounds of the regional play-offs, before despatching South Peninsula High School by nine wickets in the third round

on Monday. Bergvliet High School and Reddam House Constantia will face off tomorrow (Friday 8 November) for a chance to face Rondebosch in the quarter-finals. Wynberg Boys’ High School are through to the semi-finals after beating Bellville High School, but will have to wait to find out their semi-final opponents as several second, third and quarter-final games have not yet been played. SACS seem the most likely opponents. Bishops will meet Pinelands High School in the only confirmed semi-final, after beating the Township Schools’ XI on Monday. Dalrymple says while his side are confident of making it to the national finals, they will need to concentrate to avoid any potential banana peels. “Our long-term goal is to get back to the national final and to win, but it’s a process which we are very focused on. We are taking it one game at time,” he says. “T20 is a difficult format, as it’s very unpredictable. One bad performance or a good performance by the opposition and you’re out.” He adds the T20 Challenge victory and the fact that two different school sport websites rank ’Bosch as the number one high school cricket team in South Africa has made his team a massive scalp for opposition sides.

SEAM WITH STEAM: Western Province Cricket Club’s Travis Muller delivers during a match against United Cricket Club at the Vineyard on Saturday. PHOTO: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES

REGISTER

TO VOTE 9 – 10 NOVEMBER 2013

VOTING STATIONS OPEN 8AM - 5PM GET YOUR IDENTITY DOCUMENT (ID) To qualify for an identity document you must be: • A South African citizen • 16 years or older DECEPTION: Rondebosch Boys’ High School leg spinner Junaid Dawood delivers during a Coca Cola T20 Challenge regional play-off match against South Peninsula High School on Monday. Dawood helped his side to a nine wicket victory and a place in the quarter-finals. PHOTO: YUSUF MAGED/OMAR IMAGES

FREDDY’S BLINDS

The blind repair specialist We do NEW blinds We REPAIR blinds We REPAIR awnings We CLEAN Awnings & blinds Seapoint & Southern Suburbs 084 463 4877 021 671 0442

BEHIND YOU: FC Santos player Gregory Roelf (left) ghosts pasts Darren Dicks of FC Cape Town during a National First Division match in Parow in Sunday. Santos won 2-0. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

Blouberg & Northen Suburbs 072 320 8611 021 829 0490

GO AND REGISTER To register you must be: • A South African citizen • 16 years or older (to vote, you have to be 18 years or older) • Have a green bar-coded ID book or ID smart card • Go to the voting station in the voting district where you live on the registration weekend OR • Go to the office of the Municipal Electoral Officer (MEO) in the municipality where you live during office hours

Call 0800 11 8000 toll free or visit www.elections.org.za to: • Check you are correctly registered • Find out at which station to register

SMS your ID number to 32810 to: • Confirm your registration details

Find us at: iecsouthafrica


ATTORNEYS

SPORT

We deal with the following matters :

 DIVORCE, MAINTENANCE & CUSTODY  CRIMINAL (Available 24hrs a day)  LABOUR (Unfair dismissal - CCMA, Bargaining Council)  CIVIL CLAIMS  ESTATES

For Quick results contact :

Sonja 076 5036 916 Email: scarelse24@gmail.com www.vdhattorneys.co.za

VDH Attorneys

THURSDAY 7 November 2013 | People's Post | Page 12 | 0021 910 6500 | ppost.mobi

TIMELY INTERVENTION: Ajax Cape Town’s Lebogang Manyama is tackled by Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela during an ABSA Premiership match at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday evening. Ajax scored late to win 1-0. The victory is only the Urban Warriors’ second win this season. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

GOAL HERO: Ajax Cape Town’s goalscorer Tasreeq Morris (left) celebrates with Keagan Dolly during the ABSA Premiership match against Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday. Morris scored in the 87th minute to seal a 1-0 win. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

Far Southers dominate

C

urrent world champion Sean Rice claimed his first victory in the Cape Town Summer Surfski Series at the weekend. Rice took the victory in a time of 44:14, reaching Seaforth Beach ahead of series leader Dawid Mocke (44:26) and Tom Schilperoort (45:34). The trio of Far South residents have dominated the series thus far, with all four races this season finishing with two of the three in first and second. Mocke still leads the series with two wins and two second places, while Schilperoort has a win, two second places and a third, and Rice has one win and a second place to his name. Rice’s brother Kenny was first to finish in the junior category (45:45), followed by Tyrone Smolders (50:03) and Stuart

Quality is our

Bristow (53:56). In the under-21 category, Craig Flanagan took first (46:23), Dominic Notten was second (47:46) and Valentin Henot was third (48:57). In the women’s category Kim van Gysen was first (54:10), Bianca Beavitt was second (54:55) and Kirsten Flanagan took third (58:24). Meanwhile, another Far South local, Jasper Mocke claimed the South African K2 title with partner Hank McGregor in Gauteng on Sunday 3 November. The newly-formed paddling super-team won the CMH East Rand Vaal Marathon, which decided the South African K2 river championship titles for 2013, in 4:23:25. Mocke says he has teamed up with McGregor with the aim of winning the Dusi Marathon title.

game!

“Our win at Vaal definitely gave us some confidence,” he says. “Having spent six weeks surf-skiing in Europe, I hadn’t been on the river since the Breede River Marathon (in September), so it was nice to be back on the river again and to get things going with Hank.” The pair will be in action at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon in KwaZuluNatal this weekend. “While we’re definitely trying to build towards the Dusi next year, it’s not our only goal,” he says. “What’s nice about our combination is that we’ve both got a lot happening between now and Dusi. For us every race we take part in is as important as the next one. Every time we line up at a start-line we want to do well; the Ozzie Gladwin this weekend is no different.”

New Buildings / Homes • Renovations Alterations Bathrooms Kitchens BIC’s ...

T: 021 554 3838 • F: 021 554 3397 www.roycherconstruction.co.za • www.roycherkitchens.co.za • e-mail: rp@roycher.co.za NHBRC registered, BIBC registered, SACPCMP member, Chartered Institute of Building Member, Workmans compensation registered, registered plumbers, Health & Safety compliant, BEE Level 4

MASSIVE PRICE SALE

NOBODY BEATS OUR PRICES ½

OUR MOST INEXPENSIVE BEDS WE SELL MUST BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR OURSELVES, OR WE WOULD NOT SELL THEM! THE ULTIMATE QUALITY BASE LUXURIOUSLY QUILTED BED SET SUPERIOR BED SET FATHIGH MASTERCRAFT BEDSET TOP QUALITY ORTHOPEDIC BED SET IN FOAM BED SETS MATTRESS INNER SPRING

PRICE NOW

R3 599 R1 599 70KG to 80KG/PP

Single

R2 599 R1 250

5-yr Wty

POCKETED SPRING MEMORY BEDSET

TRY US

Double or Queen Bed set

PRICE NOW

R5 499 R2 250 QUALITY SUPREME

PRICE NOW

R13 999 R8 899 Double or Queen Same Price

SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE AT

Full range available at

110kg pp 15-yr Wty CLEARANCE PRICES!

POSTURE SUPREME BED SET

Double or Queen Bed set 145KG/PP 20-yr Wty

PRICE NOW

R5 999 R2 699

TOP QUALITY

PRICE NOW

20yr Wty

R7 999 R3 599

Double or Queen Same Price

Double or Queen Bed set 130KG/PP 20-yr Wty

PRICE NOW

R5 999 R3 199

ULTRA ULTRA COMFORT BEDSET

110KG/PP 20-yr Wty

100% PURE LATEX

PRICE NOW

120kg pp 20-yr Wty

R14 000 R6 999

150KG/PP 20-yr Wty

Double or Queen Same Price

SALT RIVER, 358 VICTORIA ROAD 021 447 3726 / 448 7386

CREDIT CARDS, DEBIT CARDS AND CASH ONLY

LAY-BYES ACCEPTED

Peoples post atlantic seaboard 7 nov 2013  

Peoples post atlantic seaboard 7 nov 2013

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you