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WORLD RENOWNED: Cape Town will know by 21 June whether it has been shortlisted as one of the top three contenders for the title of World Design Capital 2014. A record 53 cities from 24 countries are in the running, and Cape Town’s bid is particularly significant in that it is the first by an African city. At a symbolic handover of the World Design Capital 2014 bid book on Monday 13 June in Khayelitsha were, from left: Bulelwa MakalimaNgewana (managing director of the Cape Town Partnership), Patricia de Lille (Executive Mayor), Andrew Boraine (chief executive, Cape Town Partnership) and Helen Zille (Premier of the Western Cape). Photo: Anita Reed
Locnville incident being investigated TERESA FISCHER
POLICE cannot disclose whether the incident in which the two brothers in the band Locnville claim they were pepper-sprayed by officers from the Claremont Police Station was captured on CCTV. Brian and Andrew Chaplin alleged they were pepper-sprayed during the early hours of Thursday 9 June at the Engen garage on the corner of Main Road and Protea Street. This is the same garage at which Andrew Merryweather, 24, was assaulted and left partially paralysed in September 2006. Brian was allegedly sprayed with pepper spray and his friend was allegedly punched in the face. Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut,
provincial police spokesperson, confirms that sworn statements were taken from the two complainants on Thursday 9 June and a case of common assault is being investigated. Traut says that until the case has been finalised, the office cannot disclose further information on the matter. The brothers released a statement on Thursday in which they say they had been drinking and had therefore taken a taxi home from a Green Point club, Trinity. They alleged that a group of four men hurled abuse at them, but they tried to walk away. However a “slight altercation” broke out. They say that they were then questioned by two police officers and in return asked the officers why they were not questioning the
other group. When they got into their taxi, they said they were pulled out by the police officers and this is when Brian was sprayed with pepper spray. Outraged fans posted endless comments of support on Locnville’s Facebook page as news of the alleged assault broke. But then this was followed by the posting of a video clip of the incident on You Tube, with the explanation that the image captured the moment after the altercation between the two groups and just before the incident with the police. According to the poster of the video, witnesses claimed the Locnville twins had misinterpreted a comment made by another group of young men at the garage. After viewing the material, People’s Post noted that not much can
be proven by the video, although a lot of shouting can be heard. The video ends when an employee from inside the garage runs out with a shock stick. The video has since been removed from You Tube, with the note that “Its content violated You Tube’s Terms of Service”. Some of the Facebook comments poked fun at the incident such as: “I got A Pie in my pocket [One of their hits is “Sun in my Pocket”] and some Mace in my face hahahahaha” and “Went to Engen for a pepper steak pie? Thought you said pepper spray!” A more level-headed poster writes: “I don’t think anybody – except Locnville and the police – knows what happened on that day.”
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Locnville’s manager, Sarah Jane Nicholson, could not be reached by the time of going to print. • Another incident, in which suspects were loaded into the boot of a police car during an unorthodox arrest in Claremont Boulevard on Tuesday 1 March, is still the subject of an internal disciplinary inquiry (“Police dump suspects into boot of car”, People’s Post, 8 March). Claremont Cluster police spokesperson, Captain Angie Latchman, says it is unclear at this stage when it will be finalised because the matter is being investigated at a provincial level.
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Having a ball for Hope THE 14th annual Ball of Hope was held on Saturday 28 may at the Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town. The Brooklyn Holy Cross Senior Choir set the tone for the evening with their performance, and guests were welcomed by the Consul General of Switzerland, Irene
Flueckiger, on behalf of the patrons and MEC for Finance and Economic Development, Alan Winde. Attendees enjoyed a threecourse meal, music, dance, and could partake in a raffle. All proceeds of the evening will be going towards the HOPE organisation – one of the major HIV/Aids roleplayers in the Western Cape.
From left: Melaney Brodner, Jean Da vidson and Bronwyn Moses.
Carryn Tood and Sven Moeller. Joining the fun at the Ball of Hope are from left, Reverend Stefan Hippler, Anja TambussoFerraz and MEC Alan Winde.
Martina Popkiss and Axel Simon.
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Marcel Hoogebeen and Sabine Ehr mann. The dance group of the Holy Cross Convent School in Brooklyn, per formed a piece for those in at tendance.
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Saturday 23 July Rondebosch: “The Great Pyramids of Ancient Egypt” is the theme for the day school at The Egyptian Society of South Africa by Professor Anthony Humphreys, Keith Grenville and Jean Smith, which takes place at 10:00 at the Baxter Studio Theatre, with refreshments and a buffet luncheon. Members pay R120, non-members pay R150, student members pay R80. Book by Monday 18 July with Jean Smith at (021) 5575082.
Father’s Day at Kenilworth Centre IN CELEBRATION of Father’s Day, Kenilworth Centre is offering a Father’s Day gift sale on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June. With over one hundred stores to choose from, shoppers are sure to find the perfect gift for dad, including fashion, jewellery, chocolates, specialised gifts, books, cards, movie tickets and meal vouchers.
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Culture meets scripture WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS and the Bible Institute of South Africa will be hosting the Wycliffe Bible Translators seminar in Kalk Bay. The event is aimed at, but not limited to, church workers whose ministries cross cultural divides in South Africa. The seminar takes place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June from 09:00 to 17:00 at the Bible Institute, 180 Main
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Body found at bus stop POLICE have opened an inquest docket after the body of an unknown man was found at a bus stop in Howard Drive, Pinelands, on Sunday. A passer-by found the body at 13:00.
According to Pinelands police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Tando Sonjica, the man had no visible sign of injuries. He was found under the bus stop bench, and was wearing green overalls and white
and blue takkies. The deceased is a coloured male approximately 65 years old.Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Warren Damon, on (021) 506-2118.
Robbery victim may have been followed AN OBSERVATORY service station employee was allegedly robbed of the weekend’s takings as he entered a bank in Main Road, Mowbray, yesterday. Police said the employee was about to deposit the money at 09:20 when he was accosted by two unknown men, one of whom was armed with a gun. They ordered him to hand over the cash. Upon receipt of the money, the suspects got into a blue BMW
(registration and model unknown) that was parked nearby and fled the scene in an unknown direction. No shots were fired and nobody was injured. Police believe the victim could have been followed from the service station in Observatory. Police appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Pauline Hanse, at Mowbray Police Station on (021) 685-9580, or Crime Stop on
08600 10111. . On Friday 10 June, Mowbray police received reports of two cars being stolen in the vicinity of Belmont Street and Station Road. On Saturday 11 June at 16:00, police arrested three people in Athlone in connection with the theft of both vehicles, a white Ford Laser and a white Ford Meteor. The arrested suspects, two men and a woman will appear in Wynberg Magistrate’s Court today.
WITH GUSTO: Cape Town residents had a tough time braving the wind on Wednesday last week when the SouthEaster reached speeds of between 45km/h and 50km/h in central Cape Town. According to the Weather Office, the wind will pick up again tomorrow with strong NorthWesterly winds and light showers by the end of the week. Photo:
Police station improves security CLAREMONT police will, from today, have security guards at the entrance to the station for im-
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Robbers threaten school girl with bread knife THREE young men, one of whom was armed with a bread knife, robbed a 15 year old girl from Pinelands High School, in front of the Pinelands Primary School. Pinelands Police responded to the incident on Wednesday 1 June at 15:30. According to Pinelands Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Tando Sonjica, the men threatened the girl with the knife, took her cellphone and then fled the scene. The victim was left unharmed but traumatised . Sonjica says: “In the meantime, the police officers and security were searching the area with a limited description of the three suspects involved. Constable Jonny White and Warrant Officer Leslie Adams searched the area with the assistance of the public, who had noticed the suspect running.” Adams followed in the direction of Avonduur Road on foot, while White went around to Sunset Close at the back of Avonduur Road, where after a long search he apprehended one sus-
pect. Police searched the area where the suspect had run and then discovered the bread knife and later a cellphone similar to the one that had been stolen. The suspect appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on Friday 3 June, where the case was postponed until Tuesday 14 June (today) for a bail application. •The same two officers were in the Pinelands police sector patrol van on Tuesday 17 May at 14:00 driving down Forest Drive when they noticed a young man running fast across the very busy roadway from the direction of Howard Centre. Something made the officers decide to follow him, but before doing so, they looked towards the shopping centre to see if they could notice any person chasing after him. They didn’t see anything so continued to chase after the man. On approaching him Adams requested he return with them to the Howard Centre, as they suspected he might have been involved in a crime, but also informed him that he was not being arrested.
TIDY TUCS TAILOR ON A MISSION: Warrant Officer Leslie Adams and Constable Jonny White of Pinelands Police Station listen to their intuition when it comes to catching criminals. Photo: Supplied The young man said he was running late and had to get a train. White then noticed that he was trying to make a call on his cellphone, which they then confiscated temporarily. The man (23) was taken back to Howard Centre, and as soon as they stopped their car, security at the shop informed them that he had been involved in a theft at the centre. Further information received from the shop revealed that he
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Second bite at cherry over Claremont High TERESA FISCHER
ESIDENTS in the vicinity of the new Claremont High School have a chance to voice any objections they may have against the school, after the first application for planning departures was found to be incorrect. But the school, which is not compliant with the City of Cape Town’s zoning scheme regulations, has been open since mid-January. Earlier this year, the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) was accused of having engaged in illegal building at the site, and of making a mockery of the public participation process. Residents alleged that only two registered letters were sent about the departures – in November last year – when building work was at an advanced stage. Traffic congestion and parking issues are residents’ major gripes about the Molteno Road school (“School’s out”, People’s Post, 18 January 2010, and “School loses points for missing information”, People’s Post, 8 March). The town planner appointed to write an objection on behalf of residents, Tommy Brümmer, said earlier he was “alarmed” by the “lack the information” provided by the Department of Transport and Public Works, noting that essential information, including traffic and parking implications, were absent from its application. A second round of public participation is now under way, after the first consent application was found to be incorrect as it referred to the incorrect zoning. The application has since been amended to include all the activities on the property, and therefore it was necessary to re-advertise the application.
All previous objections will remain valid. In its registered letter to residents, the City’s Planning and Building Development Management Department writes that it regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of this second notice. “It’s great to amend an application once the building has been completed!” fumes one resident. Dave Johnson, who lives in Molteno Road, says: “Essentially the property now has a floor area 83%, or 4 677m², greater than its current legal limit. The ratepayers and local residents have already told the authorities and owners that they believe it is inappropriate to have a further 600 students in an area where the road infrastructure is not designed to accommodate them. We asked for a works stop order to be served during the building operations, but were ignored. We have very real concerns that Molteno Road is unsafe for pedestrian traffic and has too little parking. “There is also no formal drop-off area at the dangerous intersection of Main and Molteno Road, putting both school children and traffic users at considerable safety risk. “This has been pointed out to the authorities, who should be held accountable should an accident occur.” In response to whether this opportunity to voice their objections will yield results, Johnson says that the buildings are already up. “It is difficult for individuals to have the time , energy or financial resources to fight and win against the province. “They are too big and powerful, and have acted independently, illegally and within their own interests. “If they were private developers they would have been stopped and could have been made to demolish.”
MATHS WHIZZES: Eleven girls from Oakhurst Girls’ Primary School in Rondebosch ranked in the top 200 maths achievers in the annual Horizon Maths Competition. The girls attended the prizegiving at the Baxter Theatre on Friday 3 June. Seen here are, back row from left: Megan Pinder (Grade 5), Jessica Leach (Grade 6), Emily Gammon (Grade 6), Amberly Oosthuizen (Grade 7), Kristina Laugksch (Grade 6) – who came 23rd in the Western Cape – and Mila Truter (Grade 7). Front row, from left are Grade 7 learners Andrea Pienaar, Taryn Joubert, Irena Nolte (who was awarded three medals; for coming first in the school, second in the Western Cape and third in South Africa) Grace Nadin (who came 31st) and Iman Choonara.
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Campaign to curb drinking and driving MELISSA LE ROUX
FATHER’SDAY SUNDAY 19 JUNE
NEW HOPE – a non-profit organisation in Plumstead that offers drug and HIV education and training – has launched a “Safe Home Designated Driver Campaign”.
This campaign is about the driver taking personal responsibility for themselves and those in their car.
The campaign that was launched in December last year aims at getting people safely home after a night out. In terms of the system, a designated driver for the night buys a wristband for R2.50 that identifies them as someone who should not be sold alcohol. “This campaign is about the driver taking personal responsibility for themselves and those in their car. It is an attempt to change drivers’ behaviour by the wearing of a physical band and not be-
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ing served alcohol,” says programme director, Dean Mac Donnell. “This is not an anti-alcohol campaign, but rather, a campaign to make drivers aware of their responsibility, and not drink for one night when they drive.” Mac Donnell says “a great amount” of clubs, pubs and liquor stores around Cape Town have already bought into the idea of the campaign. “The number is growing every day, and hopefully all places selling liquor will buy into it. The concept of the campaign has been taken in; however, it has not been able to generate funds as yet,” says Mac Donnell. New Hope has fundraisers throughout the year, and the wristbands have been bought from these funds. The organisation also runs programmes at schools to educate children about drugs and HIV/Aids, including its “Choose Life” and “Second Chance” programmes, which gives youth a life lesson on drugs, alcohol and other harmful challenges. New Hope will be running a fundraiser called “Buy a Brick, Build a Better Future” to help generate funds for the campaign. Corporate tickets cost R500 each or R4 500 for a block of ten. Individual tickets cost R100 each, or R900 for a block of 10. Each donor will receive a New Hope Mini Clay Brick keyring – symbolising the building of a better future. “Our company needs to be recognised by sponsors in order for it to grow. I hope this fundraiser will hope to get more people interested in the concept of our campaign and get them acting on it,” says Mac Donnell. If you would like to take part in the “Buy a Brick, Build a Better Future” fundraiser, contact Dean Mac Donnell on 073 738 6491, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GREEN PLEDGE: While ad dressing the West ern Cape Provincial Parliament on Tuesday 7 June on various en vironmen tal issues, Pinelands North Pri mary School pu pils were sworn in as Green Am bassadors by taking the follow ing pledge: “I hereby pledge to become a Green Ambassador, to consider the environment in all that I do, and to use the earth’s resources in such a way that the lives of future generations are not endangered. I accept my responsibility to save natural resources, to reduce, where possible, my consumption of water and electricity, and to adopt responsible environmental prac tices as part of my life so that the footprint I leave on the world is as small as possible. I will take an active interest in environmental issues to educate myself and those around me about how to nurture our world, and to take action against pollution and waste so that by protecting our earth I ensure the survival of future Green Ambassadors.” Seen here are, from left to right, Altaaf Ismail, Elizabeth Giles, Daniel Neu, Jonas Gensicke and Noluvo Nkabeni.
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Tuesday 14 June 2011
Silting of Liesbeek is ‘unacceptable’ TERESA FISCHER
THE Friends of the Liesbeek say they are not satisfied with WBHO Construction’s attempts to prevent sediment from flowing into the river.
HEARTFELT: The Barnard name was on everyone’s lips in 1967, when Professor Chris Bar nard rocketed to stardom after performing the world’s first successful heart transplant. Unknown to many, his younger brother, Marius, was also on the surgical team that night. Unlike his brother, Marius chose to stay out of the media frenzy that followed. On Thursday 2 June, the launch of “Defining Moments”, an autobiography by Marius Barnard, was held at the Groote Schuur Hospital at the Heart of Cape Town Museum. Seen here are members of the surgical team who performed the world’s first heart transplant at Groote Schuur in 1967, from left: Dr Joseph “Ozzie” Ozinsky, Pittie Rautenbach, Dr Marius Barnard, Dene Friedmann, Dr Cecil Moss and Tollie Lamprechts.
PAYMENT OF COMMUNITY HALL AND RECREATION CENTRE BOOKINGS The City of Cape Town will be implementing an electronic booking system for the booking of community halls and recreation centres from 1 July 2011. The transition from a manual to an electronic system requires a period where no payments are transacted to avoid duplications in the new system. To facilitate the transition no payments will be received between 15 and 30 June 2011. Bookings will, however, still be received. Clients will be able to make payments for these bookings from 1 July 2011 when the service resumes as normal. This process will ensure better service to the public. The City regrets any inconvenience caused. Booking office staff will assist as far as possible.
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Residents first reported the pollution of the river in April, and the heavy deposits were partially cleaned by the company before the rest was flushed downstream by heavy rains. A block of flats is being built on the site, although ward councillor, Ian Iversen, says it was initially supposed to be the site of a retirement complex. While regulations allow for groundwater to be pumped into the stormwater system, this must comply with City regulations. It cannot therefore, be polluted or carry any solids. This is according to senior water pollution control inspector for the City of Cape Town, Brian February. He says: “Normally buildings will have a subsoil drainage system which screens solids and collects the water in a sump for eventual pumping to the stormwater system. During construction, building contractors need to take special measures – although temporary – to remove solids and other contamination from the ground water before pumping it to the stormwater system.” The construction company has since put in place measures to filter the water, consisting of piles of gravel and straw bales, which are meant to trap the silt before it flows into the stormwater drain. This temporary system takes up considerable space on the road, which in this case is near the end of a cul de sac, so it does not cause a major obstruction to traffic. Iversen questioned the efficacy of these measures at two site visits in the week. People’s Post and Iversen were joined on site by project manager, Chris Mace, and Caron Viljoen, the environmental manager employed by WBHO, who assured residents that this would never happen again, saying the company had learned from this incident and had cleaned the river at considerable cost. People’s Post asked why one of the largest construction companies in Southern Africa had not foreseen that the pumping of the silted water would cause a problem. Mace responded that they “didn’t think it harmful” and that “we didn’t think it would end up in the river”. Francine Becker, on behalf of the Friends of the Liesbeek, says the organisation has been involved in addressing this issue since March/April. “After the initial 30cm layer of silt that was deposited in the Liesbeek via the stormwater drains and the subsequent flushing of this silt downstream by heavy rains, WBHO has continued pouring a very large amount of silty water into the stormwater drain,” she says. “They insist that this is allowed, but we beg to differ, as the water is not clear but definitely carrying a lot of very fine silt,
FILTER SYSTEM: Hay and stone filters. which is settling in the Liesbeek. “Perhaps this is acceptable to developers, but certainly not to us. We have painstakingly rehabilitated the stretch of the Liesbeek downstream from the entry point of the silty water at Kildare Bridge,” she says. Becker says the life in the river is dependent on the ability of small organisms to survive on the river bed between the rocks, and when this area is covered in a layer of silt, this is no longer possible. “Animals that feed on these small organisms between the rocks are the African Black Duck that are feeding in this stretch of water every year, as well as the crabs that are food for otters, an animal finally returning to the Liesbeek after a long absence,” she says. She adds that the residents along the river, as well as the many members of the Friends of the Liesbeek who have poured time and money into restoring and maintaining “this priceless asset to an already-diminished urban landscape”, are extremely upset and angry at the indifference and arrogance displayed by a developer that “advertises itself as being environmentally aware”. February says samples were taken last week and again on Tuesday 7 June. Iversen has not yet received these results. February says the site will be monitored regularly to ensure the company does what it promises. He says the residents have a legitimate complaint, but the company is now trying to meet the standards. He supports Iversen’s recommendation that in future construction companies need to satisfy council that they have an Environment Management Plan in place to deal with groundwater, especially in the cases of deep excavations. He adds that they react to complaints of pollution, but that these should be communicated to the council as soon as they are witnessed. He gives the example of car washes, which are regular culprits discharging dirty water into the stormwater system. “Nothing but stormwater and groundwater may go into the stormwater system,” he says. According to February they saw the sediment spilling into the river in Kildare Road, Newlands, and then traced it some distance to the Claremont site. To report pollution of the stormwater system please phone (021) 684-1076/1042 during office hours and leave a detailed message, or after hours, contact the Water and Sanitation Technical Operations Centre on Hotline 0860 10 30 89 (water option) or SMS 31373 (160 characters). Email waterTOC@capetown.gov.za to lodge a complaint.
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SPIRITUAL SONGBIRD: Luna Paige is known for her sultry voice, poetic lyr ics and beautiful piano playing. She writes about life, love and daytoday experiences with which most people can identify. A Paige show is soon coming to Rosebank in the atmos pheric and intimate Alma Café. Paige has released three albums over the past 10 years, and will be doing songs from all three of these albums, including “Sunday in Japan”, “Flow er and Song”, “All you’ll need” and “Green eyes”. She will also be per forming the songs of some of her fa vourite artists, such as Nick Cave, Neil Young and Janis Joplin. The show starts at 19:00 on Sunday 19 June. Tickets for the show and dinner are R150. For bookings, phone (021) 6857377.
Italian flavour for recital THE title of the Songmakers’ Guild recital at the Nassau Centre on Palmyra Road, Newlands, on Sunday 19 June is “Rispetti”. This refers to the Italian verse form called the “rispetto”, usually a single stanza of six or eight lines, and a strict rhyme scheme. It was popular in Renaissance Sicily and Tuscany. The singers will be soprano Mandie de Villiers-Schutte and baritone André Howard, with Albie van Schalkwyk at the pi-
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ano. Composers represented are Ottorino Respighi and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, with settings in Italian, and Hugo Wolf and Hermann Goetz with settings of translations into German. After De Villiers-Schutte’s performances in Cape Town in June, she will be joining the Landestheater Niederbayern in Passau in a full-time capacity, where her first roles will be Sylva (“Csárdásfürstin”), Melanto/Giunone/Amore (“Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria”) and Zdenka (“Arabella”) and where she will also sing an art song recital. The concert starts at 16:00. For information and bookings, contact Hanna 082 824 1007.
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RONDE BOSCH GLORY: In the clos est final for years, the duel between Bishops and Ronde bosch was de cided by “oneon ones” against the keep er.
SPRING FIELD TRI UMPHS: The win ners and runners up received medals and tro phies along with generous vouchers from Sports mans Ware house.Pho
SPORTING Chance, together with Bishops Preparatory and under the guidance of former South African Olympian and Bishops master Murray Anderson, hosted the fifth annual day-night hockey tournament at Bishops College on Friday 3 June.
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Rondebosch and Springfield crowned hockey champs
Two hundred under-12 boys and girls from 16 primary schools throughout greater Cape Town participated in the round robin tournament. Defending champions, Herschel and Bishops, were on track to put up a strong defence of their titles. However it was not to be for Herschel on the night, as old rivals Springfield eliminated them to play off and headed on to the final to take on a resurgent Mickelfield. Springfield scored against Mickelfield, and after full time they were victorious, which allowed them to reclaim the trophy they have won several times in the past. The boys’ final between Bishops and Rondebosch Boys was not as straightforward, and couldn’t produce a winner in full time and “golden goal” extra time, so it came down to “one-on-ones” against the keeper. It was a difficult way to decide the winners, but in the end it was Rondebosch that edged ahead to take the coveted title. The evening was concluded with a prizegiving, the highlight of which saw SA cricket icon Herschelle Gibbs visit his alma mater (Bishops) to hand out the prizes.
Creating a better future THINK TWICE, a non-profit organisation based in Wynberg, is facilitating a two-day training workshop on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June, and Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June, from 09:00 to 16:00 in Observatory VENUE. The workshop is aimed at parents, guardians, Sunday school teachers and caregivers. The early childhood development programmes focus on instilling in children from five to eight years, a sense of their own self worth, a sense of discipline and respect for others; and the ability to make good decisions, while empowering them to deal with the issues of HIV/Aids and child sexual abuse. Call (021) 761-3338, or email email@example.com for further information. DID YOU KNOW the length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot? – (www.didyouknow.com)
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Celebrating life in style CAPE TOWN’S annual Celebrate Life Festival takes place at the River Club in Observatory on 18 and 19 June, between 10:00 and 17:00. The accent is on healthy, holistic living. The weekend will feature interesting speakers, ongoing demonstrations such as drumming, belly dancing and tai chi, as well as free workshops. Entrance is R60 per person per day. Children under 12 enter free, while students, pensioners and disabled persons pay half price. A weekend pass is R100. Book online or pay at the door. For more information, contact Caroline Chaplin on (021) 762-3965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. View the full programme or book at www.celebratelife.co.za.
Family fun at circus JOIN the South African National Circus on Youth Day on Thursday 16 June at Hartleyvale in Observatory. There will be live entertainment for the whole family in the form of trapeze artists, acrobats, clowns, contortionists and more. There is parking on Liesbeek Parkway, and the circus starts at 15:00. The cost is R30 for adults and R20 for children. Contact (021) 692-4287 to book.
Uncovering the past THE Cape Natural History Club presents an illustrated talk by Dr Roger Smith of Iziko Museum’s Department of Paleontology on Thursday 23 June at 20:00 at SACS School, Newlands. Smith presents fossil and geological evidence he recently collected to explain how creatures survived a mass extinction, as well as the cool climate of southern Gondwana. Entry to the lecture is R20 per person. Inquiries must be made to Eleanor on (021) 762-1779 or visit www.capenaturalhistoryclub.co.za.
Street dance workshop A STREET DANCE workshop, hosted by Jason Meyer of Out of Africa Dance Academy, will be held on Saturday 2 July at St Augustine’s Primary School in Clare Road, Wynberg, from 15:00 to 17:00. The cost is R25 per person. For more information, contact Jason Meyer on 072 048 7565, or Kiala Kapela on 073 157 7425.
LEONARDO DA VINCI’S Mona Lisa, which is on display at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, was stolen on 21 August 1911 by museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia. The Italian patriot had stolen it by entering the building during regular hours, hiding in a broom closet and walking out with it hidden under his coat after the museum had closed. Peruggia believed Da Vinci’s painting should be returned to Italy for display in an Italian museum. The painting was returned to the Louvre in 1913. – (www.wikipedia.org)
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Have a ball this winter A PRESTIGIOUS Winter Ball, in support of The Sunflower Fund, has been planned for Saturday 30 July at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. The glamorous charity event will include welcome drinks, entertainment, a “decadent buffet”, a “fun fast auction” and music and dancing to the wellknown Cape Town band, “Second Half”. To book tables, contact Adi Phillips on (021) 701-0661 or
email email@example.com. Tickets cost R800 per person or R8 000 for a table of 10. All funds go towards paying the tissue-typing costs to recruit donors to become bone marrow stem cell donors in support of The SA Bone Marrow Registry for those suffering with leukaemia. For more information, visit the website www.sunflowerfund.org.za.
CITY OF CAPE TOWN’S 2011/12 INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) AND BUDGET Notice is hereby given in terms of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000, the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003 and the Municipal Property Rates Act No.6 of 2004, that the City’s approved Integrated Development Plan document and Budget for 2011/12 will be available for information at all municipal administrative buildings, subcouncil ofﬁces (listed below) and all municipal libraries from 10 June 2011 up to and including 10 July 2011. The documents can also be accessed through our website at the following link: http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Budget/Pages/default.aspx The following table contains a list of venues where the IDP and Budget document will be available for perusal: SUBCOUNCIL MANAGER Municipal Ofﬁces, Royal Ascot, Bridal Peter Deacon Subcouncil 1 Way, Milnerton Tel: 021 550 1001/60 Municipal Ofﬁces, Brighton Way, Fred Monk Subcouncil 2 Kraaifontein Tel: 021 980 6053/54 Municipal Ofﬁces, Voortrekker Road, Johannes Brand Subcouncil 3 Goodwood Tel: 021 590 1676/75 Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Voortrekker and Ardela van Niekerk Subcouncil 4 Tallent Roads, Parow Tel: 021 938 8050 Cnr Jakkalsvlei Avenue and Kiaat Martin Julie Subcouncil 5 Road, Bonteheuwel Tel: 021 695 8161 Municipal Ofﬁces, Voortekker Road, Pat Jansen Subcouncil 6 Bellville Tel: 021 918 2024/35 Municipal Ofﬁces, Oxford Street, Elmaleen Du Plessis Subcouncil 7 Durbanville Tel: 021 970 3002 Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Fagan Street Izak du Toit Subcouncil 8 and Main Road, Strand Tel: 021 850 4149 A Block Stocks & Stocks Complex, Fezekile Cotani Subcouncil 9 Ntlakohlaza Street, Town 2, Village 1, Tel: 021 360 1111 Khayelitsha Thando Siwisa Subcouncil 10 Site B, Shopping Centre, Khayelitsha Tel: 021 360 1351/50 Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Kayise Nombakuse Subcouncil 11 Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1615 Parks & Bathing Building, Merrydale David Cedras Subcouncil 12 Avenue, Lentegeur Tel: 021 371 4550/51 Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Lunga Bobo Subcouncil 13 Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1619 Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Christopher Jako Subcouncil 14 Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1643/1734 Pinelands Training Centre, St Stephens Mariette Griessel Subcouncil 15 Road, Central Square, Pinelands Tel: 021 531 3437 Marius Coetsee Subcouncil 16 11th Floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town Tel: 021 487 2055 Athlone Civic Centre, cnr Protea and Edgar Carolissen Subcouncil 17 Klipfontein Roads, Athlone Tel: 021 637 9757 Cnr Buck Road and 6th Avenue, Okkie Manuel Subcouncil 18 Lotus River Tel: 021 700 4025 Municipal Ofﬁces, Central Circle, Off Desiree Mentor Subcouncil 19 Recreation Road, Fish Hoek Tel: 021 784 2011/10 Alphen Centre, Constantia Main Road, Brian Ford Subcouncil 20 Constantia Tel: 021 794 2493 Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Van Riebeeck Pieter Grobler Subcouncil 21 and Carinus Street, Kuils River Tel: 021 900 1502/03 Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Van Riebeeck Richard Moi Subcouncil 22 and Carinus Street, Kuils River Tel: 021 900 1578 Thando Siwisa Subcouncil 23 Cnr Delft and Fort Worth Roads, Delft Tel: 021 956 8000 Click on http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Library/Pages/ All Libraries ListofLibraries.aspx for a list of all libraries Cape Town Concourse, Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town South Peninsula Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Main and Victoria Roads, Plumstead
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 PROPERTY RATES (Property Rates are zero-rated for VAT) PROPERTY RATE (reﬂected as Rand-in-the-rand): 1.1 Residential Properties – R0,005613 1.2 Industrial / Commercial Properties – including all Undeveloped Land – R0,011226 1.3 Agricultural properties (including farms and small holdings) fall into three categories; (a) those used for residential purposes – R0,005613 (b) those used for bona ﬁde farming purposes – R0,001123 (c) those used for other purposes such as industrial or commercial – R0,011226 1.4 Public Service Infrastructure – R0,002005 1.5 Amended Municipal Property Rates Regulations on the Rate Ratios between Residential and Non-Residential Properties: Any property that meets the public beneﬁt organisation criteria included in the regulation, yet does not qualify for the 100% rebate in terms of Council’s Rates Policy, shall be rated at 25% of the residential rate and the cent-in-the-rand for 2011/12 is to be R0.001403. 1.6 The special rebates for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons for the 2011/12 ﬁnancial year are reﬂected in the table below:
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Soprano performs across town SOPRANO Mandie de VilliersSchutte can be seen in three concerts in the Cape over the course of the next week. The first one, titled “Il mio core”, in which she will be joined by Cape soprano Lente Louw, will be presented once in Stellenbosch and once in Cape Town, and consists of fierce and florid Baroque duets and arias by Vivaldi, Handel, Monteverdi, Strozzi and Carissimi. This is
with Hans Huyssen and Andrew Cruickshank (basso continuo). Mandie will also be hosted by the Songmakers Guild to perform songs by Goetz, Respighi, and Wolf, amongst others, with Andre Howard (baritone) and Albie van Schalkwyk (piano). The first concert will be held at 20:00 on Wednesday 15 June at the St Martini Lutheran Church, 240 Long Street, Cape
The gross monthly household incomes and rebates for the 2011/2012 ﬁnancial year are as follows: GROSS MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME 2010/2011 2011/2012 0 3000 0 3000 3001 4200 3001 4200 4201 4600 4201 4600 4601 5200 4601 5200 5201 5800 5201 5800 5801 6400 5801 6400 6401 7000 6401 7000 7001 7500 7001 7600 7501 8000 7601 8200 8001 8500 8201 9000 9001 10000
% REBATE 100% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
1.7 The special rebates for certain categories of properties upon application as described in Annexure 3 of the Budget Document.
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 TARIFFS AND CHARGES VAT at 14% is to be added to the following services: Water, Electricity, Sanitation, Solid Waste Management and City Improvement Districts/ Special Rating Areas. 1. WATER Three sets of Water tariffs were approved (10% Reduction tariff, 20% Reduction tariff and 30% Reduction tariff). Each tariff is linked to the level of water reduction imposed. Due to the 10% Reduction tariff being incorporated into the Water By-law as the norm it will be the applicable tariff, but may be revisited at a later stage should further restrictions become necessary. 1.1 Domestic Full - Water which is used predominantly for domestic purposes and supplied to single residential properties. All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT 0<6 >6 < 10.5 >10.5 < 20 >20 < 35 >35 < 50 >50
Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl
R0.00 R4.32 R9.22 R13.66 R16.87 R22.25
1.2 Commercial - Water supplied to premises predominantly of a commercial nature: R9.93 per kl 1.3 Industrial - Water which is used in manufacturing, generating electricity, land-based transport, construction or any related purpose: R9.93 per kl 1.4 Schools/Sport bodies - Any educational activity / sporting body: R8.78 per kl 1.5 Domestic Cluster - Bulk metered ﬂats, cluster developments including single title and sectional title units. An allowance of 6kl per unit per month at zero cost upon submission of afﬁdavits stating the number of units / refer tariff policy: R9.33 per kl 1.6 Government - National and Provincial Departments: R9.43 per kl 1.7 Municipal / Departmental use: R8.78 per kl 1.8 Homeless people shelters – Accredited shelters registered with the City of Cape Town: 0 – 0.75kl per month per person = R0.00; +0.75kl per month per person = R8.78 per kl 1.9 Miscellaneous - All consumers who do not fall within the above categories: R9.43 per kl 1.10 Miscellaneous External - All consumers supplied outside the City of Cape Town: R11.27 per kl 1.11 Bulk Tariff - Exclusive of the Water Research Commission Levy. Only for Bulk Supply to other Municipalities and for cost recovery from Water Services Reticulation of the City of Cape Town: R3.02 per kl 1.12 In line with the adoption of the Urban Agriculture Policy a free allocation of 10kl per month is in place, exclusively for subsistence farming by deﬁned Vulnerable Groups. 1.13 Households residing in Residential units on mixed use property may apply for a free allocation of 6kl per unit per month. An afﬁdavit will be required and the application will be inspected and considered on the proportion of predominant use. 1.14 New tariff incorporated into the Miscellaneous Tariffs for meter supplied by the City of Cape Town – Installed by the Developer (New connections category). 2. SANITATION Three sets of Sanitation tariffs were approved (10% Reduction tariff, 20% Reduction tariff and 30% Reduction tariff). Each tariff is linked to the level of water reductions imposed. Due to the 10% Reduction tariff being incorporated into the Water By-law as the norm it will be the applicable tariff but may be revisited at a later stage should further restrictions become necessary. 2.1 Domestic Full (Standard) - Single residential properties: 70% of water consumption to a maximum of 35kl of sewerage per month (70% of 50kl of water equals 35kl of sewerage). All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT 0 < 4.2 >4.2 < 7.35 >7.35 < 14 >14 < 24.5 >24.5 < 35
Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl
R0.00 R5.05 R10.76 R11.77 R12.36
Town. On Friday 17 June at 19:30 it will be held at the Louw Erasmus Hall, PJ Olivier Art Centre, 3 Blom Street, Die Braak, Stellenbosch. For enquiries about these two concerts call 084 277 5070. On Sunday 19 June at 16:00 another concert will be held at the Nassau Centre, Palmyra Road, Newlands. For details on this concert call 082 824 1007. Tickets cost R90 at the door.
2.2 Domestic Full (CoCT Oxidation Dams) – Single residential properties: 70% of water consumption to a maximum of 35kl of sewerage per month (70% of 50kl of water equals 35kl of sewerage). All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT 0 < 4.2 >4.2 < 7.35 >7.35 < 14 >14 < 24.5 >24.5 < 35
Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl
R0.00 R4.44 R9.45 R10.33 R11.75
2.3 Homeless people shelters – Accredited shelters registered with the City of Cape Town: 0 - 0.525kl per month per person = R0,00; +0.525kl per month per person = R7.03 per kl 2.4 Domestic Cluster – Bulk metered ﬂats, cluster developments including sectional and single title units - 90% of Water Consumption (* see note) up to a maximum of 35kl per household. An allowance of 4.2kl per unit per month will be made available at zero cost upon acceptance of a sworn afﬁdavit stating the number of units supplied from that metered connection: R10.45 per kl 2.5 Industrial and Commercial (Standard), Schools, Sport Bodies, Government: National / Provincial, Hospitals and other - 95% of water consumption (* see note): R7.63 per kl 2.6 Industrial and Commercial (CoCT Oxidation Dams) - 95% of water consumption (* see note): R7.18 per kl 2.7 Departmental - 95% of water consumption (*see note) excluding facilities not connected to the sewer system: R7.03 per kl * Important Note: The Director of Water and Sanitation Services may adjust the percentages as appropriate to the consumer. This is not applicable to the domestic full category. 2.8 Miscellaneous (Standard) - All consumers who do not fall within the above categories – 95% of water consumption: R7.63 per kl 2.9 Miscellaneous (CoCT Oxidation Dams) - All consumers who do not fall within the above categories – 95% of water consumption: R7.18 per kl 2.10 Households residing in Residential units on mixed use property may apply for a free allocation of 4.2kl per unit per month. An afﬁdavit will be required and the application will be inspected and considered on the proportion of predominant use. 3. ELECTRICITY The tariffs below are based on an average 19.94% increase. All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT DOMESTIC TARIFFS LifeLine (for qualifying customers receiving 450kWh per month on average or less)
2010/11 2011/12 %INCR
Block 1 Block 2 Service Energy
0-600kWh 600+ kWh
107.43 118.06 17.21 93.15
n/a n/a n/a n/a
17.21 93.15 144.60 53.51 48.84 28.67 48.84 145.32 28.67 45.40 135.16 N/A N/A N/A 4680.00 230.14 60.86 33.13 65.34 40.54 28.75 73.00
19.93 19.95 19.94 19.95 19.94 19.96 19.94 19.94 19.96 19.95 19.94 N/A N/A N/A 20.00 19.94 19.94 19.95 19.93 19.94 19.94 19.93
Firm c/kWh 10.57 12.68 Wheeling Tariff Energy Surcharge Non-Firm c/kWh 6.49 7.78 Steam To be Special agreement Generation terminated LIGHTING TARIFFS Street Lighting R/100W/burning hour 0.0852 0.1022 & Trafﬁc Signals Private Lights R/100W/burning hour 0.0930 0.1115
Domestic Net Metered Domestic
Service Energy Small Power 2 Energy Minimum Off Peak Energy Service Large Power LV Energy Demand Service Large Power Energy MV Demand Service Very Large Energy Power Demand Service
Small Power 1
Time of Use
c/kWh N/A c/kWh N/A R/day N/A c/kWh N/A COMMERCIAL TARIFFS R/day 14.35 c/kWh 77.66 c/kWh 120.56 R/day 44.61 c/kWh 40.72 R/day 23.90 c/kWh 40.72 R/kVA 121.16 R/day 23.90 c/kWh 37.85 R/kVA 112.69 R/day 5000.00 c/kWh 37.85 R/kVA 69.95 R/day 3900.00 High-Peak c/kWh 191.88 High-Standard c/kWh 50.74 High-Off Peak c/kWh 27.62 Low-Peak c/kWh 54.48 Low-Standard c/kWh 33.80 Low-Off Peak c/kWh 23.97 R/kVA 60.87 OTHER TARIFFS
Monthly Service Charges calculated as Daily Service Charge multiplied by number of days in billing period.
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Total lunar eclipse tomorrow A
TOTAL lunar eclipse will be visible from South Africa on Wednesday 15 June.
Earth. At this point the Earth prevents the rays of the sun from striking the moon, and thus makes the moon appear darker. Though lunar eclipses happen at least twice a year, any given eclipse will only be visible from certain parts of the world. Total lunar eclipses are also more rare. As the eclipse progresses, only
The last total lunar eclipse visible from this region took place in February 2008, and the next one will only be in September 2015. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves into the shadow of the
2010/11 2011/12 Increase (excl. VAT) (excl. VAT) %
RESIDENTIAL COLLECTIONS FORMAL 240L Container Rand per month R75.44 R79.59 Lockable 240L Container Rand per month R75.44 R79.59 INDIGENT REBATE value Block 1 (100% rebate) Property R100,000 R100,000 up to Property value Block 2 (75% rebate) from R100,001 to R150,000 R150,000 value Block 3 (50% rebate) Property from R150,001 to R250,000 R350,000 value Block 4 (25% rebate) Property from R350,001 to R300,000 R400,000 240L CONTAINER Rand per Block 1 (100% rebate) Rebate -R75.44 -R79.59 month Rebate Rand per Block 2 (75% rebate) month -R56.58 -R59.69 Rand per Block 3 (50% rebate) Rebate -R37.72 -R39.79 month Rebate Rand per Block 4 (25% rebate) month -R18.86 -R19.90 As determined by the Credit Control 100% Indigent Relief -R75.44 -R79.59 & Debt Collection Policy ENHANCED SERVICE LEVEL 240L - Additional Rand per container R75.44 R79.59 Container per month 240L - 3x per week for Rand per container R226.30 R238.75 cluster per month INFORMAL Rudimentary Service: Rand per month Free Free Basic Bagged: Rand per month Free Free NON-RESIDENTIAL COLLECTIONS "Non-Residential" excludes vacant and residential properties. 240L CONTAINER Rand per container 1 removal per week R90.15 R95.11 per month Rand per container 3 removal per week R263.75 R278.26 per month Rand per container 5 removal per week R428.32 R451.87 per month Lockable 240L Container Rand per month R90.15 R95.11 REFUSE AVAILABILITY Council owned property is not subject to the availability charge All vacant Erven Rand per month R44.67 R47.13 DISPOSAL SERVICES General Waste Rand per ton R231.90 R244.66 Rand per ton or Special Waste R261.90 R291.90 part thereof Clean Builders Rubble Rand per ton R50.00 R50.00
5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
5.5% 5.5% -
5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 11.5% 0%
5. MISCELLANEOUS TARIFFS AND CHARGES 5.1 A complete copy of all Miscellaneous Tariffs and Charges are available for inspection at the abovementioned Municipal Offices. 5.2 All Miscellaneous tariffs include VAT. Fines, Penalties, Refundable Deposits and Housing are exempt from VAT. VAT is calculated at 14% in terms of the Value Added Tax Act No. 89 of 1991.
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 – CAPE TOWN STADIUM VISITORS CENTRE RATE CARD Availability subject to major Event Calendar Subject to General Terms of Usage VAT at 14% in terms of the Value Added Tax Act. 89 of 1991 to be added CATEGORIES AREA Adults
2011 / 2012 2011/2012 TARIFF EXCL. TARIFF EXCL. VAT VAT
2011/2012 TARIFF EXCL. VAT STADIUM AND STADIUM URBAN PARK URBAN PARK
R 60.00 Per Visit
R 20.00 Per Visit
R 20.00 Per Visit
School Tour Groups
Educational/ Information Booklets
R 10.00 Per booklet
Children under 12 (discounted tariff) Pensioners/Disabled (discounted tariff)
The total eclipse will last from 21:22 to 23:03, when the moon will eventually start to move out of the Earth’s shadow and a partial eclipse will then be seen again. The full moon will leave the Earth’s umbral shadow a few minutes after midnight. During the total lunar eclipse, the moon will most likely have a dark
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 SPECIAL RATING AREAS ADDITIONAL RATE
4. SOLID WASTE All Tariffs reflected below are exclusive of VAT SOLID WASTE
part of the full moon disk will appear dark (that is, a partial eclipse) as the moon starts to move into the darkest part of the earth’s shadow, called the umbra. This will happen at 20:23 South African Standard Time (SAST). Once the moon is inside all of the earth’s umbral shadow, a total eclipse can be observed.
Per Learner Per Visit
The purpose of this notice is to draw the attention of all interested parties to the following: Additional Rates applicable to SRAs reflected opposite are exclusive of VAT and reflected as a Rand-in-the-rand SPECIAL RATING AREA Airport CID Athlone CID Blackheath CID Cape Town Central CID Claremont CID
APPROVED ADDITIONAL BUDGET RATE 2010/11 2010/11
ADDITIONAL RATE 2011/12
1,636,082 500,000 1,058,400
0.001663 0.002204 0.001151
1,825,361 540,000 1,232,991
-Residential -Commercial Total
342,968 4,556,573 4,899,541
366,976 4,875,466 5,242,442
-Residential -Commercial Total
110,635 385,520 496,155
118,199 427,572 545,771
-Residential -Commercial Total
628,826 2,896,681 3,525,507 3,503,505
643,413 3,128,736 3,772,149 3,703,157
Claremont Boulevard Epping CID Fish Hoek CID
Green Point CID
Groote Schuur CID
0.001927 0.002365 0.001151
Maitland CID Muizenberg CID
-Residential -Commercial Total
515,710 455,387 971,097
553,154 488,452 1,041,606
-Residential -Commercial Total
1,670,262 1,113,508 2,783,770
1,806,492 1,205,796 3,012,288
-Residential -Commercial Total
594,607 2,378,430 2,973,037 2,367,110 2,440,682
671,659 2,536,638 3,208,297 2,543,505 2,595,954
-Residential -Commercial Total Stikland CID
1,153,415 1,862,049 3,015,464 1,372,165
-Residential -Commercial Total
2,142,085 66,250 2,208,335 2,911,431
350,000 2,247,505 2,597,505
Paarden Eiland CID Parow Industria CID Sea Point CID
copper-red hue on it. This is because a great quantity of the blue light will be removed by the earth’s atmosphere through the scattering of small particles, letting mainly the red part of the sunlight through. Unlike a solar eclipse, no precautions regarding eye safety are needed when observing the moon at this time.
Woodstock CID Wynberg CID Total
Zeekoevlei Peninsula SRA Total
0.001276 0.001887 0.001082 0.001863 0.003136 0.001919 0.001950 0.001527
1,316,852 1,877,302 3,194,154 1,448,666 2,347,615 77,730 2,425,345 3,028,523
0.001460 0.001887 0.001190 0.002142 0.003405 0.002070 0.002225 0.001600
399,842 2,441,395 2,841,237
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 - MYCITI INTEGRATED RAPID TRANSIT (Integrated Rapid Transit is exempt from VAT) SERVICES RENDERED VAT 2010/11 2011/12 UNTIL 2011/12 FROM AND RELATED UNIT REMARKS YES/ RAND 31 DEC 2011 1 JAN 2012 TRANSPORT PRODUCTS NO EXCL. VAT RAND EXCL.VAT RAND EXCL.VAT PREMIUM AIRPORT SERVICE – FARE LEVEL 1 (USING MANUAL TICKETS) UNTIL IRT FULL FARE SYSTEM STARTS From Cape Town Airport to MyCiTi Civic Centre Station or per person per trip (one Premium Airport service return. Period of validity: 3 months from date of purchase (in No R50.00 R53.00 R53.00 way) case of a manual ticket). Premium Airport concession 1: Children per child per trip (one On the same route. Period of validity: 3 months from date of No R25.00 R26.50 R26.50 4-11 years old (ie 4 and way) purchase. older, but under 12 yrs) Premium Airport On the same route: unlimited travel within calendar month concession 2: Monthly per monthly ticket of validity. Not transferable. Period of validity: one calendar No R400.00 R424.00 R424.00 ticket month. Premium Airport On the same route PLUS one trip on the Inner City Interim concession 3: Bulk per ordinary ticket when service (Item No 4): per single ordinary ticket (Ticket type No R40.00 R42.40 R42.40 purchase - ordinary bought in bulk 1B.1), provided 20 tickets or more are purchased at the same tickets time. Period of validity: 3 months from date of purchase. On the same route PLUS one trip on the Inner City Interim Premium Airport per child ticket when service (Item No 4): per single child ticket (Ticket type 1B.1), concession 4: Bulk No R20.00 R21.20 R21.20 bought in bulk provided 20 tickets or more are purchased at the same time. purchase - child tickets Period of validity: 3 months from date of purchase. INNER CITY INTERIM FARE SYSTEM – FARE LEVEL 1 (USING MANUAL TICKETS): PRIOR TO IRT INTERIM FARE SYSTEM Inner City Interim Service: per person per trip (one From Gardens Centre via Civic Centre Station to Waterfront. No R5.00 R5.00 R5.30 ordinary ticket way) Period of validity: one month IRT FULL FARE SYSTEM – FARE LEVEL 1 Trunk (Basic) Route: Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up to nearest Peak Period: 6:30 - 8:30 No R5.00 R5.00 R5.30 one way trip per person 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of and 16:00 - 17:30 plus and a Rate per Kilometre of R0.30 R0.40 R0.42 up to a maximum of R16.00 R17.00 R18.05 Trunk (Basic) Route: Off- Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up to nearest No R4.00 R4.00 R4.24 Peak Period one way trip per person 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of plus and a Rate per Kilometre of R0.30 R0.30 R0.32 up to a maximum of R15.00 R12.50 R13.25 Premium Trunk (Airport) Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up to nearest No R44.00 R44.52 R44.52 Route: all periods one way trip per person 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of plus and a Rate per Kilometre of R0.30 R0.42 R0.42 Feeder Route: Peak Flat fare. Fare for one This is charged at a flat fare. No R5.00 R5.00 R5.30 Periods way trip per person Feeder Route: Off-peak Flat fare. Fare for one This is charged at a flat fare. No R4.00 R4.00 R4.25 periods way trip per person Feeder extensions routes: Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up to nearest No N/A R5.00 R5.30 Peak Periods one way trip per person 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of plus, regarding kms after first 10kms, a Rate per Kilometre of N/A R0.40 R0.42 up to a maximum of N/A R17.00 R18.05 Feeder extensions routes: Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare to rounded up to No N/A R4.00 R4.24 Off-Peak Periods one way trip per person nearest 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of plus, regarding kms after first 10kms, a Rate per Kilometre of N/A R0.30 R0.32 up to a maximum of N/A R12.50 R13.25
NOTE: Categories of users exempt from paying the transport tariff can be found in the City’s Tariffs and Charges Book.
GENERAL REMARKS: The tariffs above are applicable for guided tours only. Access to the urban park is free during operating hours. ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER
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A different struggle ON 16 June 35 years ago, the cause was clear and the fight noble for South Africa’s youth. Though tragic, it was a day when youths took a collective stand for themselves and future generations. At the time, students were frustrated with the oppressive “Bantu education system” and the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. The uprising strengthened political consciousness as youths subsequently organised themselves and established a national movement against oppression. On Thursday we commemorate the Soweto uprisings, a proud and historically important day in SA history. Arguably, however, similarities between present-day youth culture and that of the seventies are hard to find. While enjoying the fruits of the sacrifices made by the struggle generation, present-day youth culture thrives on individual rights and personal expression. It would seem that the minds of many youths are occupied by social networking, cellphones and – let’s not forget – plenty of bling. But the struggle is not over; the torch has merely been passed on. In the face of self-serving politicians, misuse of public funds and abuse of power, youth have a responsibility to have the interests of the country at heart, just like those who came before. Today’s struggle is one that seeks to protect the freedoms paid for by the blood, sweat and tears of our forefathers by making sure that the right political leaders, worthy of office, are voted into power. Perhaps the fact that 547 651 first-time voters registered during the March registration drive, of which 80% were under the age of 30, is a promising sign. As former president Nelson Mandela said in 1994: “Youth are the valued possession of the nation. Without them there can be no future ... They are the centre of reconstruction and development.”. The youth of the struggle knew that, but do we?
Your SMSes Bias against Berger unwarranted I HAVE a hard time expressing the outrage I experienced as I read the front page of the People’s Post this week (“Legal action pending against children’s home”, People’s Post, 7 June). The way the article was written, you would think that Building Blocks and Jenny Berger are the villains. Unfortunately the reality of our world is that babies sometimes die. They sometimes die in the hospital – all hospitals. They die on the street or field where they are abandoned. And sometimes they die in homes when their parents are vigilantly caring for their every need. It is a sad fact, but a fact. Let’s not criticise someone who is pouring out her own life and her own personal resources to help the helpless. She is experiencing the tragic loss of two dear babies who were in her care. She is dedicated and committed to providing what most would never dream of providing.And regarding the legal action that is being taken against her, I have one important question. Who is it that keeps bringing her these unwanted, homeless, abandoned, sick babies? Is it not the police and the Department of Social Services? Isn’t the reason they keep bringing them to her, even if she already has too many, because she is willing to take them and they really don’t have anywhere else to go? And another question, is the fact that she is providing them a well-funded home in Pinelands something to especially victimise? Are all children’s homes, in whatever suburb, able to keep within the prescribed limits? I think, with some investigation, the Department of Planning and Building Development Management might easily be able to close down all such homes all over the city.
This action on the part of the authorities, and on the part of the reporters and the slant they are giving the story, is certainly not going to encourage any other sensitive hearts to open their homes and lives to help the cause of the defenceless. We should be appreciating the sacrifices that have been made, rather than finding boundless reasons to criticise. The result of the way you’ve presented the story, is that less and less people are going to be willing to take such a risk and try to help abandoned, hurting, sick babies.Our system is loaded with more children to care for than there are homes and beds. There are very few people willing to stand in the gap and provide a “safe house”. Please can we honour Mrs Berger and try to help her comply with all the red tape instead of attacking her. I would like People’s Post to print a public apology to Mrs Berger on the front page of their paper. This time, get the true facts and present them in a way that truly Leads South Africa. Mrs Berger is an example to us all. Let’s stand by her during this difficult time. BECKY HASTINGS Pinelands THE article was based on facts gained from official sources and all quotes and facts were clearly attributed to these sources. No statement was without attribution; therefore no statement arose from the journalist or the newspaper. We therefore cannot sustain the argument of bias in the report. We did attempt to gain Ms Berger’s comment prior to print but, as noted in the article, were unable to do so as she was under doctor’s orders to rest. – Ed.
Dear ward councillor . When is Ian Iversen going to organise his next photo shoot to show us what he is doing to warrant the R30 000 per month salary? What a joke! Sally Kruger . Ian Iverson, action speaks louder than words! Mikey Louw, White Road Animal matters . Regarding the Cape Animal Medical Centre, Dr Hindmarch is independent and not part of the after hours clinic. Wise up, SAPS . I would like to know why at times some cops screech down the road like the devil is chasing them? They drive through red robots for no reason. They don’t stop at stop streets, they sit and have coffee at garages, but civilians are expected to adhere to the law. Home Affairs . Home Affairs must get their
buttocks into action. Deport the asylum seekers or a time bomb awaits! . Congratulations on your report on refugee processing. The inefficiency and the attitude of Home Affairs officials is disgraceful. Family squabbles . It is so sad to see people who inherit from a land claim. When there were six children coming from that house they only want to share amongst three. Employment . No rates or rent, no rights! Nothing is free, except your vote. If you have nothing, then stop making babies until you can afford one. Yes, jobs are needed. End of the world? . The zealots are suffering from vision problems. They predicted the end of the world. There was nothing they could see!
Info no-go THE deflection of The Protection of Information Bill Or ANC strategy for non-detection Legality Of Secrecy Hides Criminality. CHARLOTTE CAINE Claremont
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Caddie ‘psychologists’ take a swing ANDRE BAKKES
BROODY BULLS: Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield hold a baby from the E1 Ward at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.
OLF can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle.
Caddies, in that respect, are miracle workers. They are more than just advisors – they are the golfer’s psychologist, lean-to, and only friend. These guys not only work in the most serene environment imaginable, they also “fertilise” the mind of blooming golfers. People’s Post talked to two Rondebosch Golf Course caddies, Johannes Fortuin and Cosmos Mweniwao, after they returned from their own tournament at Royal Durban Golf Club, in which they exhibited their meticulous swings. These professionals don’t only caddie, but they can play the near-perfect round as well. The Western Province A team, of which Fortuin is the captain, were crowned champions and Mweniwao’s B-Team came fourth. Their manager, Ian Jooste, elaborates: “These caddies compete on a national level against the best the other provinces have to offer. There are 16 teams and four caddies per team, which amounts to 60-odd players.” This was the fifth such event, and WP has never finished outside the top five. Many are under the illusion that caddies just caddie, but they are, of course, also avid golfers. Fortuin, playing off a handicap of two, sums it up when he says: “It is very important that caddies play golf. One can give better advice to players, because you know what you’re talking about.” He grew up next to a golf course near Westlake, and says he has wanted to play golf ever since he was a young boy. As a result, he started hitting golf balls around from the age of eight, and has been at it for 35 years. The saying that practice makes perfect has never been further away from the truth in golfing terms. You may swing clubs all your life, but on any given day you can triple bogey one hole and eagle the next. To illustrate this, Fortuin’s best at Rondebosch (where he usually averages 74) is a 68. Mweniwao plays off a three handicap, and has also played golf for as long as he can remember. “I’m from Malawi, and have been in this country for a year and four months,” he explains. There are apparently 18 golf courses in Malawi, which has “nice” courses, but Mweniwao
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Legendary Boks pay it forward
From the left are Cosmos Mweniwao, Johannes Fortuin and Ian Jooste. says South Africa’s are better. When asked why his WP B-team didn’t crack the top three in the caddie stroke play tournament in Durban, he answers apologetically: “I thought I’m playing in the Ateam, so was far away when I suddenly got the news that I must tee-off. My first two shots went out of bounds and it was difficult to recover from there.” The caddies only played two rounds, so to recover from such a start says a lot about his mental strength. Golf is much more than a sport – it’s a lonely trip down an unexplored path, which eventually defines one’s mentality. With a caddie by your side it’s easier to face those inner demons. Fortuin continues: “We are there for the golfer and strive to keep them positive. They
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will get frustrated, but we keep them in the right frame of mind. “They will give up halfway through the round, but we try to bring them back. A caddie stands between winning and losing, and often saves at least five shots a round.” He says it takes just one shot to sum up the golfer and prepare for what lies ahead. Even the caddie, however, knows when it’s a lost cause. Fortuin recalls a particularly bad golfer asking him which ball should be used to hit over the looming lake, to which he responded: “An old one!” Team manager Jooste concludes: “There is currently no official avenue for caddies to channel their talent, which must be nurtured. “The tournament in Durban is the first step towards that goal, and we would not have competed if it wasn’t for our generous sponsors and supporters – the Senior Golfers Union of South Africa, TaylorMade, Adidas, Sekunjalo, the WP Golf Union, and Cape Town Golf Club Management.”
JOHN Philip “Bakkies” Botha and Victor Matfield visited the patients and staff of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on Friday 10 June in honour of the Blood Brothers Testimonial, which is a 15-month tribute campaign. The Children’s Hospital Trust raises funds for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and paediatric health care needs in the Western Cape, and is one of the beneficiaries of the Blood Brothers Testimonial. The Children’s Hospital Trust has been nominated as the beneficiary of Springbok rugby legend, Bakkies Botha’s testimonial year, and will receive a percentage of the proceeds of the campaign. The Blood Brothers Testimonial is a collaboration between Botha and fellow Springbok and lock, Victor Matfield, who has chosen the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation as his charity beneficiary. Although raising funds is their primary aim, the Blood Brothers Testimonial also provides the players an opportunity to thank their public and corporate supporters who have backed them during their playing careers. Part of the funds donated to the Children’s Hospital Trust will go to the Surgical Skills Training Centre opening soon at the hospital, which will train surgeons in adult and paediatric endoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, general surgery and complementary specialities. The remainder of the donation will go towards the upgrade of the Medical Ward B1 at the hospital, which treats general medical patients, infectious diseases patients, and patients with chronic illnesses. One hundred percent of donations to the Trust go directly to prioritised projects, and not a single cent is spent on administration costs. For more information, please visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za.
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Crunch time against cheeky Cheetahs TASMIN CUPIDO
HE DHL Stormers have more than likely secured their place in the Super Rugby play-off stages for the season. However, the outcome of the team’s final match in the round robin stage of the competition against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein will determine whether they will compete in the quarter-final or semi-final stage. And with a Cheetahs side that has been conjuring up impressive performances over the past month, the Stormers will need to tread carefully and be on their best on Saturday. The match is a must-win for head coach, Allister Coetzee’s, charges. Should they win, they will cement their place as the winners of the South African conference. And should the Stormers beat the Cheetahs with a bonus point and the current combined logleaders, the Queensland Reds, lose to the Chiefs, they are likely to finish this round of the competition on top of the combined log. The new format of Super Rugby sees the teams finishing on top of the country confer-
ences taking up the first, second and third places on the combined log. The next three spots are taken up by teams with the most log points, regardless of the country they represent. And this year sees the first quarter-final round being played, with the top two teams on bye for that week. But if the Stormers want to ensure that they end in the top two, they will certainly have to put up a better display of rugby than they did against the Vodacom Bulls in their 19-16 loss at Newlands on Saturday. The men in navy-blue-andwhite were completely outplayed by the Bulls, who dominated the match for the first 72 minutes. It was only in the last eight minutes of play that the Newlands faithful were treated to a display of rugby they have become accustomed to from their team this season. The Bulls not only managed to break the defence of the Stormers – a characteristic they pride themselves on – but also disrupted the Stormers’ set pieces, especially the line-outs. “Our set pieces did not work, and there were too many individual mistakes – something the
Bulls capitalised on and converted into points,” Coetzee said after the match. “We were not good enough tonight – the first 72 minutes saw probably some of our worst rugby for the season. We are disappointed by the loss, but credit needs to be given to the Bulls – they deserved the win.” Despite the loss, Coetzee lauded his troops for fighting until the end. “We held on to the ball and went for the win,” he said. “We did not get there in the end, but we gained a bonus point, which could prove valuable at the end of our campaign.” On the injury front, flyhalf Peter Grant is likely to return to the side for the Cheetahs clash, while results of an assessment to determine the extent of an ankle injury to the young Kurt Coleman were yet to be released at the time of going to print,
TURNING POINT: DHL Stormers play ers, Francois Louw, Schalk Burger and Nick Koster try to get their hands on Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf, Francois Hougaard, as he heads to the tryline in the Super Rugby clash between the two sides at Newlands on Saturday. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images
STORMY: DHL Stormers’ wing Gio Aplon aims a pass as Danie Roussouw of the Bulls makes a deter mined tackle during a Super Rugby match at Newlands on Saturday. The Bulls won 19 16 to gain re venge for a first round defeat in Pretoria. Photo:
CHARGED UP: SK Walmers flank Kuselo Moyake attempts to get away from the Hamiltons RFC defence during Walmers’ 4525 win in a Western Province Super League A rugby derby at Green Point Track on Saturday. The win assured Walmers of second position on the log.
Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images
TELLING TACKLE: Brandon Volbrecht of Ronde bosch Boys’ High is stopped in his tracks by Che Prins of Bish ops, dur ing Bish ops’ 3418 win in a WP under 19A rugby match at Ronde bosch on Saturday. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images
SUPER SUB: Robin Rhode of Chippa United FC celebrates after scor ing the de cisive goal for his side in a 10 win over Sivus ta Stars FC in a Voda com Cham pions’ Final at Philippi Stadium on Sunday.Pho to: Rashied Isaacs
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Tuesday 14 June 2011
The Chippa odyssey unfolds BRIAN GAFFNEY
HE dramatic elevation of Chippa United FC in South African soccer epitomises the rags to riches story of Siwiwe Mpengeni, the ambitious owner and chairperson of the semi-professional club that was founded in 2010. Soccer fanatic Mpengeni – who has built a business empire after
OVERWHELMED: Chippa United owner Siviwe Mpengeni embraces coach Michael Lukhubeni at Philippi on Sunday. Photo: Rashied Isaacs
starting out as a security guard when he moved from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town – saw his dreams come true when the Vodacom play-offs were held at the UWC and Philippi stadiums this past weekend. The excitable Mpengeni punched the air when Chippa United gained automatic promotion to the National First Division (NFD), after beating Durban Stars FC 1-0 in the Coastal League final on Saturday. And his emotions overflowed when a charged-up Chippa United went on to beat the Inland Stream winners, Sivutsa Stars FC, in the Vodacom champions’ final at Philippi Stadium on Sunday afternoon. “I’m battling to express my joy. But this is a great moment in my life,” he enthused, surrounded by his elated players and the media, desperate to capture a special moment in time for the stocky Mpengeni. Sivutsa Stars FC from Mpumalanga, like Chippa United, have qualified for the NFD. But their spirits were dampened when substitute Robin Rhode struck in opportunist fashion. Rhode broke through to score the match-winning goal with a deft chip past the Sivutsa keeper in the 69th minute. But there were other heroes, too. Diego Brown obliged with the decisive goal against Durban Stars FC in the Coastal League final. Brown walked off with the top goalscorer award, Andile Mbeyane was chosen player of tournament,
CHAMPIONS: Chippa United FC captain Clayton Edem hoists the Vodacom champions trophy, after his club’s 10 win over Sivutsa Stars FC at Philippi Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Luigi Bennett while Chippa United tactician, Michael Lukhubeni, was a popular choice for the top coach award at the presentation ceremony. Mbeyane’s finesse – not only in the Vodacom play-offs – suggests he is destined for bigger things in professional soccer. He hit the target 29 times in the regional Vodacom League, while Rhode scored 21 goals to assure
Chippa United an impressive 78goal haul in the competition this past season. This saw the debutants – who only conceded 18 goals – finish with an unassailable goal difference of 70, and six points clear of secondplaced Milano United. So watch out – FC Cape Town and relegated Vasco Da Gama, traumatised and in tatters after suffering
a 3-1 defeat to Black Leopards in a play-off for Premier Soccer League (PSL) status on Saturday, will face some stiff competition. Chippa United have the necessary oomph that suggests they’ll be no pushovers in the NFD that will inevitably arouse keen interest when contested by the three Cape Town-based clubs this coming season.
THINK TYRES.... THINK SPEEDY DERBY DUEL: Rondebosch Boys’ High outside centre Matthew Norris flies over Jo Miller of Bishops, during Rondebosch’s 3418 win in a Western Province under19A rugby derby at Rondebosch on Saturday. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images
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