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Tuesday 18 December 2012

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SEASON’S GREETINGS: The People’s Post team wishes all our readers and advertisers a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. This is the last edition of 2012, with the first edition appearing on 15 January. Photo: Faisal Martin

Business area spruced up TARREN­LEE HABELGAARN

ONE of the entrances to the Claremont business area is due to receive a facelift. The electricity substation on the corner of Cavendish Street and Protea Road, has become overgrown with weeds and wild bushes and the drab environment, in general, tends to repel pedestrians, according to ward councillor Ian Iverson. Iversen, along with the Claremont Improvement District Company (CIDC), will be working together to implement the necessary changes to the area. “This green area is in a high-visibility area,

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being at the entrance to Claremont with thousands of people passing every day,” he says. “The area isn’t rundown, but is certainly looking tired and needs some help.” On Wednesday morning Iversen had a walkabout on site to discuss the changes with Marwaan Martheze from the City of Cape Town’s Parks department. Iversen pointed out that Martheze will be organising the clean-up from the Parks branch side and the City’s electricity branch will be upgrading the substation by painting the palisade fence and cutting back the overgrown vegetation. All changes being implemented is to make the space more welcoming for the community

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and businesses in the area. The changes will be implemented early in January. The upgrades will include removing frail plants along Cavendish Road and replacing them with proteas. The irrigation system will also be reactivated and the trees along the parking area will be lifted. “The low lying branches being trimmed prevents people from using the area as a hide away spot,” says Iversen. He adds the sand area in front of the sub station causes mud in winter and dust in summer. Therefore the branches which obscure the pathway will be trimmed and a formal

path will be laid. A new flower bed will be created along Protea Road and the area around the two telephone booths will be paved in brick. The broken electricity cover box will replaced. Abdul Kerbelker, executive manager of the CIDC, says the issues being addressed with these upgrades are simple, but they make a big difference, adding it will also help create the feeling of a well-managed area. “If you take care of the of the little things, the big things will fall in place,” he says. “Creating an environment that makes people feel comfortable when entering Claremont is important to the CIDC.”

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FEATURE

Tuesday 18 December 2012

2012: Stepping back in time TARREN­LEE HABELGAARN

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People have always loved being able to go back and relive a moment. People’s Post takes you through the year that was to relive the moments that called for bubbly and those issues that demanded a tissue. JANUARY The year started on a high note with high schools in Claremont and Rondebosch scooping five of the top six positions in the provincial education department’s list of the best-performing schools in the 2011 matric examinations. Rustenburg High School for Girls, Diocesan College and Rondebosch Boys High School, all in Rondebosch, scooped the first, third and fifth positions respectively on the list. While two Claremontbased schools, Herschel Girls School and Westerford High School, secured second and sixth. The takeover of the Rondebosch Common made headlines for several weeks as thousands of people from poorer communities prepared to march from Athlone Stadium to the Common and host a weekend-long summit. The summit was aimed at focusing on housing, unemployment and the integration of poorer communities into the “leafy suburbs”. Protesters felt the Common was symbolic of the all spaces in affluent areas which are under utilised, while “people on the Cape Flats have no space to move”. However, Law Enforcement authorities had threatened participants with arrest as they gathered at designated meeting points, which barred them from reaching the Common. FEBRUARY Valentine’s Day was a day of horror at St George’s Grammar School. Rashied Moses went with his girlfriend to collect her children at school when a man approached him and fired two shots hitting Moses in the head and chest. Moses was left dead in his car. It was believed that the suspect was the girlfriend’s ex-husband. The weapon was found a few metres away from the scene and the suspect was arrested shortly after fleeing. MARCH The all-important question during this month was whether or not Pinelands would establish a Community Improvement District (CID, now known as a Special Rating Area). At a meeting of the Pinelands Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association, it was decided the community would take part in a survey to determine whether there was a need for additional services in the area and whether they were willing to pay extra rates to cover costs. APRIL On Monday 2 April the last-minute Metrorail price hike caught commuters off guard. Commuters ended up being charged almost 50% more for their monthly tickets. A Claremont resident who was supposed to pay R215 for her monthly ticket said she now had to fork out R326. Metrorail admitted to a technical flaw in their system and refunded all affected commuters. The Albion Spring in Rondebosch was out of operation due to the acidity in the water corroding copper piping making it unsafe for drinking. MAY The progress of upgrades to the Riverside Mall in Main Road, Rondebosch, had residents excited. The renovations, which included creating greater mobility in the centre and wider escalators, were made to improve the general shopping experience. The exterior of the building also received a facelift. JUNE A Pinelands resident, who had taken

his son and a friend to a local restaurant, discovered the children’s play area was receiving a lot of smoke from the smoking section. Two days after the visit both children fell ill, one with a lung infection and the other had an asthma attack. The restaurant undertook to make it a non-smoking venue. The River Club in Mowbray had to close their doors after the parking lot was flooded when the levels of the Liesbeek River rose, following heavy rainfall. The first Cape Town Tattoo-a-thon attempted to ink 300 people in one day to raise R100 000 for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation of SA. JULY In light of young people dying on our roads, Claremont police and concerned parents took a tough stance on underage drinking and clubbing. Captain Angie Latchman spokesperson for the Claremont police cluster assured residents that the police were unwilling to compromise on these issues and stepped up their crackdown on nightclubs. The Friends of Paradise Park in Newlands, along with ward councillor Ian Iversen, received praise from residents for transforming the park, formally known as the “dirty park”, into a family friendly haven. Lighting was added along the river and the playground facilities were upgraded. AUGUST Vagrants operating as car guards on the corner of Harfield and Main roads, Claremont, were also a hot topic this year as many residents were shocked and frustrated by the behaviour of the violent “screwdriver” car guards. Residents claimed if they did not pay them R5 for looking after their cars, these car guards would threaten and sometimes chase after them with a screwdriver. Parking in 2nd Avenue, Harfield Village, is an issue residents are still waiting to have resolved. The narrow space makes traffic a nightmare for motorists, especially when the coffee shops and businesses are busy. SEPTEMBER News that Clyde Pinelands FC, the oldest amateur football club in the country, would be closed sent shock waves through the community. The club committee was upset and there is still confusion around the future of the club’s grounds. The facilities are currently being upgraded for the new season. OCTOBER The brutal murder of Claremont resident Anzunette du Plessis, mother of a two-year-old girl, in her own home saddened the community. It left residents were left shocked and outraged. The suspects were shortly arrested. They had also stolen a laptop and flatscreen TV. One of the suspects arrested had been released on bail earlier this year on two separate murder charges . This had residents up in arms. They compiled a petition with over 700 signatures opposing his new bail application.

DRENCHED: In June, the River Club in Mowbray had to close their gates after the parking lot was flooded when the water levels of the Liesbeek River rose after the heavy rains on Thursday. The golf and conference venue often experiences flooding due to it being built below ground level and it being close to the river bank. Photo: Michael Hammond/Photo24

BEAMING FACES: Models Tanya van Graan (left) and Cindy Nel (right) were among the celebrities who supported the E­is­for­Elephants “paintertainment” event which took place at Cavendish Square in July. Photo: Trevor Samson

TOXIC TALENT: Cape­ tonians again proved they have talent when musicians, singers, dancers, actors and various other acts flocked to the Cape Town Convention Cen­ tre for the SA’s Got Tal­ ent auditions in Au­ gust. Photo: Sharief Jaffer/Photo24

NOVEMBER The informal fruit and vegetable market in Epping made headlines throughout November with residents complaining about the look of the market from Viking Road. Residents felt it was an eyesore. Traders also made their voices heard when a full-scale Law Enforcement operation resulted in the confiscation of 417 boxes of produce from traders disobeying bylaws. DECEMBER Police warned residents to be cautious and vigilant at all times during the holidays, as burglaries are on the increase in the last few weeks, particularly in the Claremont and Harfield areas.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Garden Village parents were concerned that children from the community are getting easy access to illegal substances at the Oude Molen Eco Village in November. Photo: Tauriq Hassen


NEWS

Tuesday 18 December 2012

People’s Post Claremont-Rondebosch Page 3

Creating safer parks TARREN­LEE HABELGAARN

CLAREMONT residents are being urged to take ownership of their parks.

FUTURE: Ward councillor Ian Iversen gathered with residents to discuss the future managing of Bishoplea Park. it is safe and clean. “Keeping potential criminals out of the park is important to us as an improvement district. They(criminals) don’t only target residential areas, but businesses too,” he says. “We will be putting to use whatever resources we have to spare, to assist the ward councillor.” Another important factor for the CIDC is ensuring that the community feels safe and

which is situated near the back of the park, be moved closer to the entrance, while better lighting needs to be installed at the park’s entrance. Residents will be circulating an email list and will be encouraging others to join. Abdul Kerbelker, executive manager of the Claremont Improvement District Company, says the park is adjacent to the business district and, as a potential area for criminals to hide out, it is in their interest to make sure

is utilising their public spaces. They also make the beautification of these spaces a priority. Kerbelker feels upgrading the area will keep “undesirables” out and allow the public to take ownership of their communities. “The best security you can have is having the ordinary residents in the area using the space,” he says. A follow up meeting will be held in late January.

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With the success of Paradise Park in Newlands – residents having transformed an abandoned park into a gathering place for the community to enjoy – ward councillor Ian Iversen hopes to achieve the same at Bishoplea Road Park. Iversen says he has been trying to get the community to take an interest in managing the park for a while, but nothing had come of his attempts until recently. On Thursday, Iversen met residents and members of the Claremont Improvement District Company (CIDC) after having more than 500 pamphlets distributed to residents. “It was a very encouraging start with more people (present) than I expected,” says Iversen. Iversen explained the successful management of Paradise Park to residents and how he would like to encourage a similar initiative for Bishoplea Road park. Some residents voiced their concerns about the park, pointing out that the litter and “undesirables” in the park made them feel uncomfortable. One resident says the “undesirables” found in the park during the day makes the children feel unsafe. Despite having concerns, the residents were eager to assist in managing the park. “Residents have agreed to play a role in improving the park and encouraging better use of the park. Many useful suggestions were put forward,” says Iversen. Some of the suggestions made were cutting back the hedge along the fence, so that there is better sight into the park and people cannot hide behind the hedge. Other suggestions included that a bench,


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GENERAL

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Being a tourist in the Mother City

WITH the holiday season in full swing, people from across the country – and around the world – will be flocking to Cape Town to take in her magnificent sights and adventurous experiences. But many a Capetonian has not experienced the countless attractions the Mother City has to offer. People’s Post interns Luzuko Zini and Tarren-Lee Habelgaarn asked the readers whether they will be tourists in their hometown.

LOCAL PLACES: Vuyisa Doro says he will be around Cape Town during the holidays. “Long Street and the beach are the places I will be going to these holidays.”

TRAVELLING: Shaun Colclough says he will be in and out of the province. “I’m going to Stil­ baai with my family for Christmas and then, in the new year, I will go to Kenton.”

NO PLANS OF GOING ANYWHERE: Noma­Afrika Menze says: I’m not going anywhere these holi­ days, I will be spending most of my time at the beach.”

NATURAL BEAUTY: Jenny Spiro says: “We love taking the children to the urban park, Kirsten­ bosch and beaches because it doesn’t cost a cent and the whole family can enjoy it.”

NOWHERE TO GO: Kim Alexander says: “I’m not going anywhere this festive season be­ cause I will be working. I have two jobs that keep me busy.”

PEACEFUL: Reggie Robyn says: “I like visiting the beaches and winelands during the holidays – sometimes I take the entire family. Other times I prefer to travel alone.”

AFFORDABLE: Frank Krieger says: “You must remember not everyone can afford it, but those who can should visit as many tourist attrac­ tions as they can and help those who can’t.”

Bus fares hike before new year THE announcement of an on average 5.5% hike in bus fares is expected to leave a bitter taste in the mouth of commuters. The price hike comes into effect on Monday 30 December, Golden Arrow has announced. The public transport service provider says “soaring fuel costs” are a contributing factor, adding the increase has “only been considered after all other cost absorption measures have been explored and exhausted”. Golden Arrow general manager FE Meyer says: “Over the last 12 months the diesel price has increased by 14%, while the nationally determined wages escalated by 8.5%. These two cost items constitute about 74% of Golden Arrow’s total costs. This is further compounded by the cumulative shortfall in funds from the Division of Revenue Act subsidy allocation, which has not been in line with the con-

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Tuesday 18 December 2012

Giving the boys in blue a break

“We felt the brave police officers at Mowbray Police Station deserved their chance to create memories etched in time,” he says. “As well as a well-earned break from the often difficult and dangerous jobs they have to perform each day just to keep us as a community safe, we felt it important to give them some well-earned rest and relaxation.” Constable Michael Mamuthamani and Constable Melikhaya Mqatazana each were rewarded with a midweek break and free accommodation at a backpackers for them and a partner. “Our worthy winners are well deserved and we want to thank not only them, but all of the officers and management at Mowbray police who live the creed “People First” each and every day,” says Pinto. Mamuthamani says he has wanted to be a police officer from a young age. “I wanted to be able to bring change and make a difference to my community to know I did something good,” he says. He is excited to be able to spend a holiday with his wife during December, he says. “I

TARREN­LEE HABELGAARN

THIS Christmas will be extra-special for two police officers at Mowbray Police Station – they get to spend time with their families during the festive season, usually a time when police and Law Enforcement are on high alert. Colonel May-Louise Dyers, station commander of the Mowbray Police Station recently surprised two officers at the station with the news that they have been selected as winners of a holiday sponsored by Global Travel Alliances SA. “Officers at the station are very excited to be able to go on holiday,” she says. The Mowbray-based travel company, along with Colonel Dyers, thought it would be a great idea to reward officers with a holiday. Carlos Pinho, public relations manager for the travel firm, says as a travel and tourism company they make other people’s dreams come true on a daily basis and they help them create special memories.

got married recently so this is an extra special gift, as it will be our first holiday as a married couple.” Mamuthamani highlights the fact that for police officers taking a holiday during Christmas or Easter is usually out of the question. “Being recognised by my colleagues and the community shows I’m not just wasting my time, but people actually appreciate it. That makes me feel good,” he says. Mqatazana says, although it feels good being recognised, the job also requires a lot of effort and sacrifice. “It is very important to have a break,” says Mqatazana. He also says it will be nice to be able to relax with his wife as they haven’t gone away together on holiday in over four years time. “When you leave your house in the morning you say goodbye to your family, but you never know if you will return with our job,” he says. He says having a community that wants to be involved with crime prevention helps make the job easier. “Any information we get from the community helps and the more information we get the more effectively we can do our job,” he says.

More cameras for R’bosch the RCID. “For this system to work 100% efficiently and to have the desired outcomes we really do need the support of all the members of RCID”, he explains. “Our top priority is ensuring community safety, and these cameras will give us additional tools to help do that. “In order for us to maximize our efforts we have to pull together as a community and ensure that everybody supports this initiative.” Those interested in making any contributions towards the project, can call 0 (021) 689 6423 or email 2 rcid@telkomsa.net.

RONDEBOSCH residents can now feel safer as five new security cameras have been installed in the area. The Rondebosch Community Improvement District (RCID) has installed the cameras to improve safety. The RCID is hoping to collect enough funds for an additional three cameras to track the movements of vehicles and people once they have entered the area. Chairperson of the community body, Bruce Burmeister, says they are hoping to have all eight cameras installed early next year. However, their ultimate goal is to have 16 active cameras in the areas served by

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FEATURE

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Make their Christmas special

TAMMY PETERSEN

LIKE ANY other little boy, he talks non-stop and runs around, oblivious to the world. But he isn’t able to get too far, as he is attached to a machine almost as big as he is. Little Prince is dying, but the fact that he has made it through the last eight years is a miracle itself, those who love him say. He is one of 18 children living at the Themba Care Centre in Bridgetown, a home which specialises in palliative care. When Prince arrived at the facility in 2004, doctors had given him only two weeks to live. He was suffering from Aids-related illnesses and wasn’t expected to see his next birthday. He was sent to the home after his parents, who are farmworkers from Philippi, left him at the hospital and provided staff with a fake address. Today, at the age of 12, Prince has the mental capacity of a three-year-old. His kidneys are collapsing and his liver no longer functions as it should. “I’m fine,” he mumbles, sticking up his thumb. He is a miracle child, project manager Nomakula Mrubata says. “But so are all these other children. They have proven so many people wrong. They have come here on their death beds but we have seen them become fit and strong, turning the few days they were given into five years,” she explains. Baby Natasha wriggles around as one of the carers changes her nappy. She playful-

ly pats her behind, and the nine-month-old giggles in delight. Her carer wears gloves because Natasha has HIV. She pouts her full lips as the only mother she knows picks her up. “Hello, my darling,” Noma coos. Natasha lets out a chortle. The toddler’s mother absconded while a seriously ill Natasha, barely a few months old, was fighting for her life in hospital. “One moment she was with the nurses, the next she was gone,” Noma recalls. The bundle of energy is placed next to a teddy bear twice her size. She clutches it and starts a baby-talk conversation with her beady-eyed companion. “It’s lovely to see them thrive,” Noma says. “We are clearly in the business of miracles. Our work is not depressing, it’s rewarding.” Her office is covered in photos of smiling children who have lived – and died – at the centre. Of the children playing in the play room, 80% are HIV-positive. Some are dying of cancer while others have motor-neuron disease or birth defects. “They are sent here to die but we give them hope to live. All it takes is patience, love and care,” Noma says. The facility provides pain control to their tiny patients and respite care to their stressed out parents. Tired and traumatised moms and dads are given “a break” from caring for their children during a two-week period to give them “space to deal with the trauma”. “People sometimes forget the emotional turmoil the parents go through while seeing the little ones they gave birth to die,”

she says. “Sometimes all they need is someone to talk to or provide them with emotional support. We are here for them, too.” Doctors, nurses and a host of therapists are also available around the clock. Most of them settle for salaries far below what they could be earning. But working with these children is worth the monetary sacrifice, they say. It’s no secret that money is tight, Noma admits. “Our expenses run into tens of thousands of rands every month,” she says. “For the average person, the economic climate has seen them cutting back. We, however, are unable to do that because we have been on a shoestring budget for years.” Despite this, Christmas is a special time of year at the home. Festive decorations take cen- STANDING ON HIS OWN: Project manager Nomakula tre stage and good samaritans Mrubata with little Chris. Photo: Tammy Petersen arrive with piles of gifts for the hearted Capetonians opening up their pleasant children. While she is grateful for the presents, hearts – and pockets – this Christmas, she which range from dolls and cars to educa- encourages people to not forget about the tional toys, what would really make these home once the festivities have ended. “We appreciate the giving spirit and we little ones’ lives easier are basic necessiwould appreciate assistance throughout ties. “Face cloths, toothbrushes and nappies the year. These children live every day as would be ideal,” Noma says. “Clothes, if it’s their last – when their time comes, utensils and cleaning products would also let their last thoughts be happy ones,” she says. take a huge weight off our shoulders.” Phone the centre on (021) 637 8337. And while she looks forward to kind-


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PHOTOS

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Getting creative for a good cause TARREN­LEE HABELGAARN

Brushes, paint and creativity. Artjamming held their Summer in the Centre event last Wednesday, with celebrity guests such as Jenna Pieterson, Pascal and Sasha from the Plastics, Lindiwe Suttle and, TammyB, DJ Mixiand SeanO from Good Hope FM. The event gave people the opportu-

nity to let their creative juices flow, while helping to raise funds for a worthy cause. All the funds raised at the event will be donated to the Reach for a Dream Foundation. The children of the Reach for a Dream Foundation got to paint surfboards with celebrity participants. Once the surfboards were completed they were donated to a surf school where they will be used to teach underprivileged children.

COLOURFUL: Tammy B (left) from Good Hope FM collecting paint in any colour and shade you can imagine.

FUN DAY: Celebrity’s and children had fun painting surfboards to be donated to a surf school that will teach underprivileged children to surf.

ARTJAMMERS: Megan Harris (left) and Cleo du Plessis (right) helped the children express themselves through their art.

BRUSHES: Good Hope FM’s SeanO with Hannah Levy and Julia Kaimowitz getting creative. Photo: Tarren-Lee Habelgaarn


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NEWS

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Chronicles of design A BOOK, detailing the history of Oude Molen Academy of Science and Technology in Pinelands was recently launched when several generations of past pupils, teachers and principals held a reunion at the school. The book, Designing a Destiny, chronicles the 50-year history of the school and is written by former English teach Margaret Cowley. Each chapter of the book explores a principal of the school and the unique flavour they brought to Oude Molen. The launch saw nostalgic anecdotes from Jeremy Crana (1973 head boy), Mike Spicer (former principal), Hue James (former principal) and Chockie Maritz (teacher and now deputy principal). To buy the book phone the school on 0 (021) 531 2108.

SCRIBE: Margaret Cowley is the au­ thor of Designing a Destiny, a book that explores the 50­year history of Oude Molen Academy of Science and Technology. Photo: Supplied

LEADERS: Oude Molen Academy of Science and Technology in Pinelands elected its new Representative Council of Learners for 2013. The chairperson is Lee Willemse, while Lesego Dingaan is the deputy chairperson. Photo: Supplied

For the record THE article “Twin tower allegations” (People’s Post, 11 December) incorrectly stated the tender under scrutiny is for the demolition of the Athlone Cooling Towers and not for the decommissioning of the Athlone Power Station. The demolition of the towers was successfully completed in 2010 and the tender process for the decommissioning was in 2011/2012. They were separate tenders. People’s Post regrets the error.


GENERAL

Tuesday 18 December 2012

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Make good choices for earth’s sake

THE end of the year is a time to reflect on the past year and to consider the year ahead. This is a time of resolutions, of manifesting our good intentions.

From an environmental perspective the coming year is not looking good for our world. As guardians and users of Planet Earth it is up to each of us to make resolutions to ensure we take responsibility for the benefits we gain – clean water, air, food and the endless wonder of life itself are all under threat. We have taken these gifts of life for granted for far too long. We thought the size of the world would be able to absorb the abuse we heaped upon it. This may have been so until the mid-20th century, when an abundance of food, improved sanitation and modern medications caused a growing global population to put increasing pressure on what are clearly limited resources. For instance, less than 3% of all water on earth is fresh water. More than two thirds is locked up in ice caps and glaciers. Another third is groundwater, beneath the surface – half of which is too salty to be of any use. Just over 1% of all fresh water is surface water, contained in ice, snow, rivers, lakes and swamps. Only around one third of 1% of all fresh water (0.3%) is available for human use. We are already using over a quarter of that amount, yet one in three people on earth do not have sufficient access to water. Our wasteful ways threaten our supply. Cape Town gets water from tens of kilometres away, stealing from natural systems in the countryside in order to feed the city. Even our huge dams, which contain almost a billion tonnes of water, will not contain enough water for the city in the next decade. Then we will have to recycle water we have already used, as Windhoek in Namibia has done for over 50 years. Accordingly we need to take great care of our water. One litre of dirty motor car oil dumped into our drainage system can pollute tens of thousands of litres of otherwise re-useable water. Rather take your used oil to a full service garage – they have to accept it by law. If you see someone dumping oil or chemicals or waste down a drain, report them; those toxins will affect us all, di-

MISSING: Aragorn disappeared from Lympleigh Road, Plumstead on Thursday 6 December at 09:00. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a blue Tweety Bird and Sylvester collar with a purple tag, with his name and contact details at the back. His family recently moved from Sybrand Park so he could be anywhere between Plum­ stead and Sybrand Park. If you know his possible whereabouts call Cheri on 071 608 3357 or Alistair on 076 509 3877. Photo: Supplied

rectly or indirectly, by polluting our beaches or the fish we eat. People who do these things either don’t know or have forgotten how serious their impacts are. We have to think carefully – think about how we manage all our waste, not just oil. Just as we once thought we had endless water supplies, we also thought there was enough room to simply absorb and hide our rubbish. In our grandparents’ time most rubbish was biodegradable – paper, scraps or garden waste – which could return to nature. Glass bottles had deposits or were re-used, so were seldom thrown away. There was little plastic waste. Today the reverse is true. Most of our rubbish is plastic. Very few bottles have deposits, so are dumped on landfills. We also consume and throw away ever increasing amounts of paper, glass, tin cans, electronic and consumer waste. The reason we call this waste and not rubbish is because we are wasting useful resources. Almost all plastics can be recycled and re-used, saving huge amounts of energy and oil their raw material. For instance, water and cold-drink bottles made of “pet” (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic can be transformed into roofing, insulation, clothes, new bottles, erosion preventing textiles and numerous other uses. The cost of waste disposal has been kept artificially low, but this is changing fast. All Cape Town’s main dumps are full. The replacement dump to the north of the city remains disputed because of legal objections from local residents. Even if it is permitted all our waste will have to be transported halfway to Malmesbury at huge expense. This will drive up the amount we all pay. By reducing our quantity of waste, through recycling and re-using materials, we can minimise the cost. The turning of the year is an excellent time to reflect on how we use and abuse the natural resources we rely upon for life itself. We can learn from the simpler times, when we made do with less stuff. Remember this is the only world we have. We borrow it from our children and it is our task to pass it on in better condition than we found it. This is the formidable responsibility we all bear.

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LEADER

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Wrapped

SAINT Paul says we should “eat, drink and be merry”. That is a perfect description of the festive season. Some people are caught up in the fever-pitch throes of spending, buying and wrapping those gifts. It is the time of year of expectation and returning gifts best left on a shelf. The day after Christmas, Boxing Day, is one of the busiest days in the retail sector, what with all those returns or unwanted gifts being converted to cash. It is also a time, to borrow a phrase, when many buy items they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like with money they have yet to earn. Instead of hovering at a shelf to dither over price versus value, there are countless gifts no store could ever stock. These, too, can be gifted. For those at a loss over what to give to whom, there are options. Cast your glance at others around you. Perhaps they really do not need more clothes, but others would be happy to take your old clothes gathering dust in the corner of your cupboard. What about your “fat” clothes or “thin” clothes you may never again wear? Give it away to a shelter or the Salvation Army. Demand is at a premium for blood. This is a product man cannot make. When you donate blood, your own stock is replenished in good time. Spend your cash wisely. Remember a loved one who has passed on in the year by making a pledge to a worthy cause. Pick one in honour of your late relative or friend. There are other gifts you could never buy, like showing some patience towards cashiers. They are particularly under pressure this time of year and could do with some courtesy. Prepare a meal for the homeless, spend some time with people in hospitals or special care centres, give a smile to someone else or a visit to an elderly neighbour. Whatever you give, the choice remains yours.

First create jobs

Thanks to all our ‘heroes’ THE Christian Benevolent Society (CBS) wishes it’s unsung heroes a very blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We thank you, our super heroes who have made our work possible – from the bottom of our hearts, a hearty cheer. Had it not been for your generous support the work of the CBS would grind to a halt. This year we had the privilege of making outreaches for children, prisoners and unemployed people possible. We were able to assist with feeding schemes and also in the development of other Christian organisations. This has only been possible thanks to you. Your generosity and continued support allows the Christian Benevolent Society to change this world one soul at a time. We can only pray, whatever the new year brings, God will continue to bless you and impress

We are never alone THERE are often times when everything seems hopeless and lost; when fear overwhelms us or we experience the loss of a loved one. These leave us with a feelings of loneliness that border on despair. Others, who are less fortunate, are not as blessed. Even if you have support, you still

upon your heart the need for interventions to uplift the dignity of your fellow man created in the image of God Almighty. We appeal to you, our supporters to join countless others in not buying Christmas presents this year, but to use the money for pledging to the CBS worthy causes. Please consider touching the heart of God this Christmas by helping your fellow man. Only your continued support makes the work of transformation possible. Please allow your fellow man to reach his full God-given potential. Daily we are approached by many for assistance and a well-placed pledge can make a world of difference! Thank you and please enjoy the festive season, filled with love and laughter and made special by family and friends. ALPHONSO SLINGER Email

feel that sometimes that support falls away, because naturally they have their own families to take care of. Even though sometimes we feel lonely, we know we are not alone. Sometimes we allow the loneliness to overpower us, because we build walls around us instead of bridges. When life pushes you into all kinds of crises, you should never forget the goodness and faithfulness of God. SISTER CHERYLL HENDRICKS

THE City of Cape Town is requesting that we, Joe Public, come forward with ideas on how to make Cape Town Stadium economically viable. This statement surprises me because when we give proposals on how to create employment there seems to be no interest, but now we are good enough to try and help the City saddle the white elephant. My response is to sell the stadium to a consortium from across the seas. Now back to us and our unemployment rates. As a country with traditions and cultures, we can never change – no matter how Westernised we want to be. On the Cape Flats we have had hawkers standing on the pavement selling their goods. We have had horse-and-cart teams doing the same. Both created employment and business. I was recently at a fleamarket and admired how people were using a trailer, which they transported with a vehicle, to sell their goods. I saw (it as) a potential for our youth who cannot find work to operate trailer-orientated businesses. Imagine: with simple guidelines and authorisation and away from other vested businesses we have people selling from trailers parked in authorised demarcated spaces. The possibilities are endless and the main aim is to reincarnate the modernised metal horse-and-cart doing business and creating employment. I have no proposal for our stadium, but I am proposing a small solution to a big problem. KEITH BLAKE Ottery


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ENTERTAINMENT

Metallica heads for the city THE Mother City will rock to the heavy metal of Metallica. The California rockers will perform at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 24 April. Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – collectively known as Metallica – are one of the most influential and commercially successful rock outfits in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored almost a dozen multiplatinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the bestselling album in history of Soundscan, scanning almost 16 million albums in the US alone, and nearly

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Catch Bra Hugh at the gardens

END off 2012 with one of South Africa’s most-loved musicians, Hugh Masekela, at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Monday 31 December. The annual Kirstenbosch New Year’s Eve concert will also feature Hot Water, with their mix of traditional African sounds, folk, blues and indie pop rock. With 40 albums to his name, the trumpeter fondly known as

Bra Hugh, is world-renowned and has performed with artists such as Belafonte, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. He recently returned from a tour of Europe with mega star Paul Simon. The gates will open at 19:00, with the concert starting at 20:30. Tickets, at R270, are available from www.webtickets.co.za or at the Kirstenbosch ticket office on (021) 761 2866.

LEGEND: Hugh Maseke­ la will take the stage of the annual Kirsten­ bosch New Year’s Eve concert. Photo: Supplied


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Tuesday 18 December 2012

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The sporting year that was LIAM MOSES

IN 2012 People’s Post brought readers sport stories of achievement in the face of adversity, as well as hard-hitting, topical and fresh sport news. In this article we look back on a few of the most notable stories of this year. In the first edition of the year People’s Post wrote about Andrew Chin, Ram Barkai, Toks Viviers, Kieron Palframan and Ryan Stramrood, all swimmers from the southern suburbs who won third place in the Performance of the Year category at the annual World Open Water Swimming Association awards. They achieved this after completing a trio of extreme cold-water swimming events in only 10 days in March 2011. We also featured a story on Sven Greef, a 31-year-old father of two and amateur cyclist, who cycled 1 400km from Johannesburg to Cape Town for charity in just 12 days. In February we interviewed Braam Malherbe, a local extreme athlete and adventurer, who had just returned from the South Pole Challenge. Malherbe, from the CBD, spent 25 days in the Antarctic and walked over 742km across the frozen continent. We also brought you the news that Noore Nacerodien, the former vice-president of Softball South Africa (SSA), had been reinstated

after having a suspension overturned. Nacerodien, chairperson of the local organising committee for the 2011 International Softball Federation Women’s Junior World Championship, was suspended for failing to attend a SSA meeting to present a detailed report on the tournament. In April mother-of-two Andrea Boettger (43) ran the entire Two Oceans Marathon while pushing her wheelchair-bound son Alex (10). The two both suffer from congenital muscular dystrophy and finished the 56km marathon in under seven hours. The Fish Hoek Lifesaving Club also made headlines that month, winning the South African Surf Lifesaving Championships in Durban for the second year running. They were also placed third at the South African Nipper Championships in Port Elizabeth. The Cape Town football fraternity was rocked by controversy in April when the eventual winners of Metropolitan Premier Cup were accused of cheating. Philippi United Football Club were accused of fielding an over-aged and incorrectly registered player in the tournament. SAFA CT subsequently launched an investigation. Former Santos coach Boebie Solomons was appointed as director of coaching at the Mitchell’s Plain Local Football Association (LFA). People’s Post shed light on tensions be-

tween schools and rugby clubs in the southern suburbs in May when schools claimed their players were being lured away to play for clubs. Manenberg rugby coach Saaid Blake also took up a major coaching position in the month. The MIT Rangers head coach was selected as an assistant coach for the 2012 WP Craven Week team. We also brought you the story of Edward Murdoch, a Fish Hoek resident who competed in the Jive Slave Route Challenge at the age of 79. In June we informed you about the postponement of the Coke Cup due to the slow production of player registration cards by SAFA CT. In July, we reported on claims that Cape Town athletes representing South Africa at the London Olympics were given poor quality gifts by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport at a send off before the games. People’s Post hit an albatross in August when we reported on Greenhaven golfer Ishmail Adams, who was still making par at the age of 80. We also brought you news of table tennis coach Greg Naik, who hired a lawyer and enlisted the help of the Western Province Sport Council and Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in his fight against a two-year sus-

pension from WP Table Tennis. In September, People’s Post also interviewed Chris du Pont seconds after he defeated Craig Fourie and became the Cape Fight League heavy-weight champion. WP Schools Water Polo also inked a R400 000 sponsorship deal with international financial services firm Maitland. Dawn Matthei (50), from Strandfontein, made it to the sports pages in September after making it to the top of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. The Engen Knockout Challenge took place in October, with Ajax triumphing 3-1 over host club Engen Santos in the final. The South African blind cricket team’s preparation for the inaugural T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in India also made headlines. We focused on the upcoming inter-provincial youth weeks in November, when we spoke to Nabeal Dien, head of amateur cricket at WP Cricket, about the concerns regarding the make-up of the organisation’s junior teams. In December People’s Post reported on an agreement signed by the Konkan Cricket Association (KCA) and WP Cricket, which could see the KCA become affiliated to the union. Armand Bam, coach of the South African blind cricket team, was also appointed to the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC).

Couple take to the Atlantic LIAM MOSES

BOWLED: Travis Townsend, of Rondebosch Cricket Club, loses his wicket during a Western Province Cricket Association 1A League one day match against United Cricket Club at the Tony Dumas Oval in Rondebosch on Saturday. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

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OLD MUTUAL FC will go into the festive season break with a win to their name. The Pinelands club went into the Second Division fixture on the back of two defeats, the last of which was a heavy 4-0 loss to Peace Makers at the Phillipi Stadium. Mutual looked like they were headed for their third consecutive loss when the visitors took the lead early in the second half, but they came back to win 2-1. Former Bafana Bafana player Gerald Stober, Mutual’s head coach, praised his side for their determination. “The result (and getting the three points) is good. In the first half our quality was poor, but in the second half the players showed some character,” says Stober. “The (substitute) players did the job. Ida’s Valley did well in the first half, but you need to keep on playing for the full 90 minutes. For

A TOKAI woman will leave for the adventure of a lifetime when she sets sail from Simon’s Town in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race (GCYR) on Saturday. The Governor's Cup will see 19 boats cross 3 500km (1750 nautical miles) of the Atlantic Ocean from the False Bay town to St Helena, one of the world’s most remote islands. Although the race is downwind and considered to be relatively easy compared to other yacht races, the weather, waves and heavy workload are still expected to give competitors a stiff challenge. However, Kathy Edmeades (47) says she doesn’t fear the wide, open expanse that lies between her and the British colony. “That doesn’t bother me because I am used to the sea. The only thing I might be worried about is if we hit seriously rough seas, but I have been told that it’s the milk run,” says Edmeades. “The wind is behind you so it’s a lot easier to sail. The closer you get to the equator it’s easier to sail because of the trade winds.” Edmeades will be racing in a class one mono-hull boat called African Renaissance, along with her partner, Wayne Badenhorst (55). During the night she and Badenhorst will take two hour turns keeping watch and ensuring the boat stays on course. Ideally a boat’s size would have a crew of around four people. Badenhorst, a Claremont resident, says the lack of sleep and physical exertion that comes with sailing the boat “two-handed” will be the toughest challenge. “You need to be in peak fitness. It is a technical sport. You can handle things and you have a lot of sea-room out there, so there is space if there is a problem and you head off

Mutual snatch a late victory us, it will do the team good to get the result. A couple of results haven’t gone our way, even though we played well. Today we were not on top of our game, but towards the end the guys showed what they can do.” Ida’s Valley looked determined to record an upset in Pinelands and they came close to taking an early lead when striker Ryan Wagenaar burst onto a through ball and forced Mutual goalkeeper Rory Obrien to push the ball onto the post. They kept Mutual under pressure and nearly took the lead from a well-taken set piece, when the ball smashed into the side netting after it was crossed into the box, in the third minute. Mutual eventually registered their first shot on goal in the 25th minute, when a tame shot from a free kick – just outside the area

– was comfortably saved by the Ida’s Valley goalie Thomas Dicks. They had their first clear-cut chance two minutes later when a ball over the Ida’s Valley defence put Dante Lamb one-on-one with the Dicks. But the shot was poorly directed and easily saved. The visitors continued to pepper the Old Mutual goal with shots and drew another save from the keeper in the 32nd minute, forcing him to concede a corner with a fiercely struck free kick. Old Mutual started the second half with increased vigour and commitment to attack, but despite dominating the opening exchanges they went behind in the seventh minute, after conceding a penalty for a handball in the box. Wagenaar stepped up for Ida’s Valley and struck the ball past Obrien.

HARD TO PORT: Kathy Edmeades and Wayne Badenhorst. Photo: Liam Moses in one direction,” he says. “But you still need a decent level of physical fitness to cope with so little sleep over ten days. And to have to eat, clean, shower, navigate and report on the radio is quite a strain on the body.” Although neither have taken part in the race before, Badenhorst is an experienced sailor with close 100 000 nautical miles under his belt and 38 years of experience racing and delivering yachts around the globe. He co-owns the boat, which he built himself, and Edmeades says having someone with so much experience on the trip has helped to allay what little fear she has. “The first couple of nights are going to scare me, because we are in the shipping lanes so we have these huge tankers and big fishing boats (around us). You will have to keep a watch, especially at night,” she says. Badenhorst says the boat is capable of reaching St Helena in nine days, even with a crew of only two. The pair have set this and a podium finish as their target for the race. “If we get the right weather from the first day, we can probably be up there. We are definitely not going for a cruise.” Mutual almost equalised immediately when a shot that cannoned off both posts before being cleared was unleashed. Trailing, Mutual played with more urgency and they eventually equalised in the 32nd minute from a free kick. The ball was floated towards the far post of the Ida’s Valley goal and substitute Claudio Carneiro soared above the crowded box to head past an advancing Dicks. The home team continued to press and stole the victory with another header. This time it was captain Ashley Opperman took the honours, diving to meet a cross from the left flank. Mutual will take a three-week break, along with the rest of the Second Division, before resuming in January. Stober added the team would be working hard throughout the recess, trying improve their performance and develop the team’s style of play.


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SPIN DOCTOR: United Cricket Club’s Feroz Booley launches into a delivery during a West­ ern Province Cricket Association 1A League match against Rondebosch Cricket Club at the Tony Du­ mas Oval in Ronde­ bosch on Saturday.Pho-

LINING UP: Mpho Seloma, of Santos, gets in front of Dynamos’ player Pierre Kok to win a header at Athlone Stadium on Saturday night. Dynamos won the National First Division match 1­0. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

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Rumours surround Milano coach LIAM MOSES

MILANO UNITED have rubbished rumours that their newly appointed technical director could soon take up the head coach role at local rivals Santos. Brandon Truter joined the Grassy Park side in late October, after leaving Second Division side Cape Town All Stars earlier that month. Reports of another move for Truter first surfaced on Monday 3 December, when Soccer Laduma published the story online.

the People’s Team, since has signed for Milano, on two occasions. He adds the rumours have been distracting, as he received several concerned phone calls on Friday 14 December, saying he is “completely happy” at Milano. Allie, however, says Truter was never offered a position with the senior team and was just considered for a role with the youth teams. “(There is) absolutely no truth (to that). There was never a discussion with Brandon Truter to become a senior coach at my club, ever,” Allie says.

Truter admits he negotiated with Santos and spent a week with the team, but that no agreement was made. “Milano started negotiating and offered me a contract as technical director. When I signed the contract I notified Santos that I am taking the job at Milano,” says Truter. “There was a bit a bad blood and court action was threatened because they said I had a verbal agreement (with them), but nothing was agreed.” According to Truter, Santos chairman Goolam Allie has claimed he could be joining

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Quality approved - 1 year guarantee - no cheap imports!

R199

• Ideal For Spare room • Spring Mattress • Takes up to 80Kg/per side

R1150 3/4 R1250

(max 2 per customer)

Double

R1450

Orthopaedic R1990

R2390

Double

Edblo Energiser (Pamper Top) R4290

R3260

R2790

Queen

R4590

R4210

R3490

King

R5490

Single

Queen

15

ELSIES RIVIER 021 934 3837

King

EPPING

021 534 4900

12

OTTERY

021 703 3300

Value Plus

Single

Rest Assured Matrix R3020

Double

Heavy Duty 150kg per side

King

R2150

High Density Chip Foam Mattresses

Including mattresses

Wooden

“He was employed by the club in the youth department. He came for two days – he made an agreement, (which) we were going to put down in writing, (but) the next minute he went to Milano. There was never ever a discussion of him (being in charge of) the senior team. We never approached him – the approach was made by him and he was with us before, so we were prepared to take him.” When questioned about current head coach Mart Nooij’s future, Allie said changes would be communicated through the website or press releases should it transpire.

Piper Tri-Bunk Excluding Mattress

Double

Queen

10

SALT RIVER

021 447 5266

King

SA quality not Chinese

R2290

312 Main Road (Victoria Rd)


Peoples Post Claremont 18 Dec 2012