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RHODES MEMORIAL: ‘GRIME, WEEDS UNWELCOMING’

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he condition of the popular tourist attraction of Rhodes Memorial has left a family in shock. The monument and its surrounds could not have been cleaned in months. This is according to Dr Peter Hammond who recently visited the monument and discovered that the monument has not been well maintained. Hammond highlighted his distress and the condition of the national monument in a letter to People’s Post. He also submitted photos of the neglect. “The grime, litter and high weeds growing not only around the monument, but between the crack in the stairs and the stones of the monument is not at all welcoming,” Hammond says. “Someone needs to take responsibility to maintain such a monument and tourism site.” He adds it is “embarrassing” that any visitor to the Cape should see one of the monuments and premier viewing platforms for a panoramic view of the Cape Flats and Hottentots Holland Mountain in such a disgraceful state. “There is no evidence of any care being taken of the grounds, at least for the last several months,” Hammond says. Merle Collins, regional communications manager of SANParks, says the maintenance of the area at the monument is the responsibility of Table Mountain National Park and is maintained monthly. However, there was a delay in the regular clean-up of the space because the maintenance crew had to deal with a problem at their offices, Collins says. “The work was also delayed due to bad weather. We are well aware of the state that the area around the monument is in and will immedi-

STATE OF DISREPAIR: The overgrown grass and weeds surrounds the Rhodes Memorial, a popular tourist attraction.

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Litter is a huge problem at the memorial, but with the help of honorary rangers, a mountain bikers’ association and mountain clubs, regular clean-up operations are carried out. “We are grateful that these organisations have come on board to assist in keeping a well

maintained space.” They also have teams dedicated to conducting regular patrols in the area to limit the presence of vagrants and “undesirable” users. V Anyone who would like to lodge a com­ plaint can phone the SANParks offices on (021) 689 4441.

ately clean up the space,” she says. Collins says the clean-up operation involves the cutting of the grass, removing weeds and cleaning the monument. “Teams are currently busy with this month’s maintenance in the area,” she confirms.

Collins further says they appreciate the visitor’s complaint and encourages people to call their offices if they want to lodge a complaint. “It is important that we get feedback from visitors as it is a public space. We want people to enjoy the memorial site,” she says.


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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

CHILD ABUSE: PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS HESITANT TO GO TO POLICE

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he very people meant to protect their offspring are the ones who are keeping quiet as their children are hurt. The number of rape cases involving children is on the rise, says child protection organisation Safeline’s director Rochelle Philander. Safeline has already treated over 390 children this year, compared to the 250 minors assisted at the facility in 2012. Alarming statistics indicate children between the ages of two and eight years old are abused for up to four years before it is reported. “The justice system has failed the people. Children younger than five are not able to testify and as a result many cases of child rape are withdrawn. The child is put back into the environment where the perpetrator is and the abuse continues,” Philander says. Disclosure of the rape causes significant distress for the child and his or her family. But, it should not be a deterrent POSITIVE ABOUT CHANGE: The friendly faces of Safeline councillors go a long way toward convincing children from seeking justice, experts say. to open up about their trauma. PHOTO: LAILA MAJIET Six out of seven children reSafeline’s Patricia Williams says the chilferred to Safeline never come for counsel- a child’s safety, Olivier stresses. Unemployment and overcrowding are dren should be the parent’s first priority. ling due to parental complacency, Philantwo of the possible contributors to sexually “Value them and if they disclose they are der says. “Mothers or caregivers often do not ac- inappropriate behaviour among children. being abused, take the necessary action to Philander says: “Cases of backyard dwell- protect them,” she encourages. knowledge the problem when their child reHelena Martin, statistics officer at Safeports being sexually abused. They do not be- ers’ children being raped by the landlord is lieve their children as the perpetrator is ei- becoming more prevalent. Because back- line, says too often parents hear their chilther a relative or the mother’s boyfriend. yarders use the toilet inside the main dren, but fail to listen to them. “There is no This results in secondary trauma. The child house, it provides landlords a window of op- one a child trusts more than his or her parwill then either become abuse reactive, bed portunity to rape unsuspecting children.” ents,” she insists. Knowing what to do when your child disParents, especially mothers, are being wetting may become more frequent and the urged to become more protective of their closes that he or she has been raped is essenchild may even have nightmares.” tial, Philander says. Safeline’s Blanche Olivier says with most children. “Report the matter at your nearest police “As mothers we often become so conchild rape cases, the perpetrator is often a relative. “This is why parents struggle to sumed in our work and our problems that station. A docket will be opened and victim come forward. In the instance where the we forget to take the time out to listen to support officers will refer the child to a hosperpetrator is the mother’s boyfriend or our children. Communication between a pital for medical intervention before the husband, she may worry about the impact parent and child is essential. It allows you child is referred to Safeline or any similar reporting the case will have on her family’s the opportunity to get to know your child organisation,” she says. Call Safeline’s toll-free number on 0800 financial stability when the perpetrator is better, making it easier to see the signs should your child be sexually abused,” Phi- 35553 or the after hour crisis line on 072 367 the sole breadwinner,” she says. 4588. But nothing should take precedence over lander says.

Money matters As part of Financial Planning Week, Veritas Wealth will embark on an initiative to help South Africans on the right financial path with a workshop. Financial Planning Week is a national initiative of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa which takes place from 25 to 30 November. Co-founder of Veritas Wealth Barry O’Mahony from Kenilworth, the 2013 South African Financial Planner of the Year, will be hosting two free financial planning workshops in Cape Town. “No matter where you fit into the South African job market whether you are taking your first step on the corporate ladder, a labourer in the workforce or a CEO of a large corporate when it comes to offers of credit, everyone is a target.” The first talk will take place on Monday 25 November at the V&A Waterfont. O’Mahony will offer valuable financial guidance to 20 to 35 year olds on ‘Getting You on the Right Track’. The second talk will take place on Thursday 28 November in Claremont and is aimed at people with modest incomes, like gardeners and domestic workers who generally have no form of financial planning.

FINANCE BOFFIN: Barry O’Mahony co- founder of Veritas Wealth financial planners. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Craig Torr, a certified financial planner from Crue Consulting will lead this talk. “With modest incomes and no form of financial planning, it’s virtually impossible for them to get ahead,” he says. Torr will talk about the dark side of credit, and give accessible advice about budgeting, the cost of debt and saving efficiently. Financial consultants will be on hand after the presentation for one-on-one discussions.


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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

KIRSTENBOSCH: CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE

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s part of its centenary celebrations the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is building a tree canopy walkway in one of the least frequented areas of the garden. The development is worth R5m and the funding has been bequeathed to the gardens from various donors. Construction on the 135m walkway started in late April and is expected to be completed and open to the public in early February next year. Adam Harrower, horticulturist at Kirstenbosch, says the walkway will take visitors from the forest floor through the foliage of the treetops. “We also want to use this opportunity to celebrate a 100-year partnership between the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden,” he says. “We are extremely excited to see the end result. With months of hard work it will definitely be worth it at the end of the day.” The Arboretum, which houses a collection of over 450 indigenous trees, will be home to the “boomslang”. “The decision was made to build a snakelike steel structure among the treetops of the Arboretum to attract more visitors to that specific area,” Harrower says. “Affectionately known as the ‘boomslang’, the pathway will wind and curve through the branches and tree trunks in much the same way as a boomslang or tree snake would do.” Harrower says architects came up with the idea and meticulously drew out plans to make the walkway as unique as possible. “There are many treetop walkways, but none as special and different as this one,” he says. The walkway is comprised of a structural spine and ribs, inspired by the form of a snake’s skeleton. He further explains the walkway is being built 11m above the ground and is envisioned as a flowing, lightweight, non-intrusive steel structure. It will have a slated timber deck and the galvanised steel structure will be painted to attract moss and growth, to further enhance the natural atmosphere and feeling of the ar-

ea. The structure will be supported by steel columns intertwined with creepers. “When completed, the walkway will allow visitors to ascend above the canopy to see spectacular views across the mountain,” Harrower says. The walkway is in the shape of a crescent which will allow visitors to enter from two different points of the garden. “An interpretive storyboard will line the walkway, offering visitors insight into the life of the tree canopy. Tranquil shaded seating will mark the entrance to the walkway,” he says. Harrower adds that it will be very interesting to see what the visiting numbers will be like once the walkway is completed and open to the public. “We expect not only our regular visitors to explore our gardens, especially making use of the walkway, but many more people who have never been to the garden,” he says. “There are many popular sites which visitors prefer to go to such as the Protea Garden. However, we would like people to explore all parts of the garden and, with this new development, we hope to see our visiting numbers increase.” Harrower adds that for years people just walked around the Arboretum, “ now we have finally found a way to show off this part of our spectacular garden”. “I think the walkway will create hype among people and, by word of mouth, a lot more people – young and old – will be attracted to the garden.” Harrower believes it will be a great learning experience for school children, too. “With the use of interpretive boards pupils will be able to learn about the space they are walking in and the plants as well,” he says. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is in line with the leading botanical gardens of the world. “We are constantly striving to give our many local and international visitors the fullest experience of the biodiversity, complexity and beauty of its resources,” Harrower says. He further urges the public to bring their families and friends to experience the walkway once complete. “We want everyone to come and see our new development. There are exciting times ahead.”

SNAKING THROUGH: A view of the tree canopy walkway which will be completed in early February next year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

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ith 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children looming, the safety of vulnerable members of society is again highlighted. The horrific circumstances in which Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen and a female student in India died speak volumes about how safe women are in society. Both were raped and murdered. And they’re not alone. Charmaine Mare (16) was murdered and dismembered in Kraaifontein; Thandeka Mandonsela (14) was gang-raped and murdered in Johannesburg and Ge-Audrey Green (15) was found murdered and stuffed in a drawer under a bed in Kraaifontein. People’s Post readers speak up about how to fight crime.

CHERYL COTTON believes the death penalty needs to reinstated. “If the criminal knows what will happen to them they might stop. They rape because they try to prove superiority.”

ALISON VAN DER MERWE believes the justice system needs to raise the bar. “There are too many police officers who are corrupt or are lenient to the guilty (parties). I can’t depend on them.”

NOMAZULU NJEMLA says the wheels of justice are either too slow or don’t turn at all, leading to some being too scared to speak out. “If you report a rape today, the rapist is out again tomorrow.”

PETRUS SNELL says police have to up their game and clean up the streets as crime escalates in the holiday period. “We are approaching the festive season and we will hear of more rape cases.”

ARNOLD CHIKWIRA says women must look at how they dress as it might “tempt men”. “Women know there are crazy men out there who rape. The justice system has failed to protect them.”

KIM MITCHEL believes the unemployment rate needs to decrease to minimise crime. “If people are busy at work they won’t have time to think about crime. The law needs to improve.”

ENRICO KOORDOM says alcohol and drug abuse play a major role in violent incidents. “Some people don’t think when they drink. The death penalty must be brought back.”

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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

LITTLE MOWBRAY: JOINING FORCES

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ommunity policing forums (CPF) in the Claremont police cluster joined forces to stage an indaba to intensify the fight against crime. The indaba took place on Monday 18 November and was held in the form of a joint annual meeting of four CPFs – Claremont, Rondebosch, Mowbray and the Claremont Cluster. Jonathan Hobday, chairperson of Mow- SAFETY FIRST: Residents and police paid close attention to issues bray CPF, said: “It was raised at the joint CPF indaba. PHOTO: ASTRID FEBRUARIE the first time that such a broadly-based initiative took place in the monthly meetings at which the crime stacluster. We want to ensure that we build tistics were discussed. “With the crime stapublic trust in the police and to ensure com- tistics at hand we then try to establish difmunities are kept well informed about ferent ways of increasing police visibility, crime matters now and in future. Our pri- extensive use of our neighbourhood watchmary objective at the meeting was to es, as well as our security providers. “We as a cluster have also had a number heighten public awareness of the need for of combined roadblocks which were very concentrated public participation.” In his report he stated that in spite of successful in apprehending drunk and unmuch improved patrolling of the Mowbray licensed drivers. During these operations area through organised sector policing op- we are able to learn from one another. We erations and an increasing number of ar- then use the knowledge and implement it rests, crime levels remain a matter of con- within the different CPFs,” she said. Mike Kabat, acting chairperson of the cern. “The main problem residents in Mow- Claremont CPF, said they have reflected on bray face is property-related crime,” Hob- the challenges they had faced and their main concerns are the increase in house day said. “In a large part the crime is due to public robberies and burglaries. “The most disturbing trend presently is negligence and it seems very often that visithe house burglaries and the ongoing spate tors to the area are also affected.” However, there are some notable of theft out of cars. However, the Harlynachievements by the Mowbray CPF, Hob- Neighbourhood Watch as well as the police have risen to the challenge and have played day added. These include the activation of neigh- an active role in crime prevention,” he bourhood watches, the commissioning of said. Kabat assured residents in the cluster more than a dozen CCTV cameras and improved phone services by the Mowbray po- that they are committed to the cause of crime prevention. “We are volunteering lice, he said. “The police station has made a major ef- our time for the right reasons and not for fort this year to improve their phone an- personal edification or enrichment. The swering service, both at the station and the safety of our community is extremely important.” sector vans. Keynote speaker Gideon Morris, chief di“We urge residents to ensure they have the correct contact details of the police sta- rector for the provincial Department of tion so that they can lodge complaints or Community Safety, stressed the importance of a having a healthy partnership bereport crime,” he said. Hobday further said it is clear that crime tween the police, CPFs and the community. “We cannot make our communities safer cannot be curbed by the police alone. “The protectors and the protected must work to- when residents do not support their police. Therefore the role of the CPF is to ensure gether in the fight against crime.” Claremont Cluster CPF chairperson Liz that a good relationship is established beWilliamson said the cluster has held tween the police and residents.”

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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

WOLA NANI: RAISING AWARENESS

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CHILD SAFETY: Sea Harvest’s Kids-for-Kids Campaign has pledged to raise R350 000 towards building the new dedicated Childsafe Research and Educational Centre at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. The Kids-for-Kids campaign kicked off this month and will run until February next year. Helen White, communications manager for the Children’s Hospital Trust, Konrad Geldinhuys, sales and marketing director for Sea Harvest, and Professor Sebastian van As, Head of Trauma at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital having a chat with 10-year-old Faizel Riley about an accident he had with a fire cracker on Guy Fawkes Day. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Do your bit to help Lions raise funds The Lions Club of Groote Schuur requires items for its white elephant stand. All proceeds of the stand goes to the organisation’s service work with seniors and under privileged children. The club also has its traditional Christmas cake – a 1kg fruit cake – in stock at R70. The

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ecades after the disease became known, there remains a need for awareness of HIV and Aids. To this end Wola Nani, an NGO which provides psycho-social support in the sector, will host an event on World Aids Day to raise awareness of HIV and Aids. Over the last 19 years Wola Nani has established itself as a reputable and stable organisation serving over 2000 clients monthly through their various programmes. Moira Jones, executive director of the organisation, says 2013 finds the world celebrating the 25th anniversary of World Aids Day, a day initially set aside to create public awareness of the HI virus and how it silently spreads and kills. “We will celebrate the milestones we have achieved in fighting this disease, through treatment intervention with antiretroviral treatment, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the HI virus.” Jones says the organisation not only provides HIV counselling and testing, but also provides community health and awareness programmes; after-school life skills programmes and income generating opportunities for women identified and living with HIV. “The purpose of the event is to focus on raising awareness to youth about the disease and making positive choices; to make youth understand what life is like for people infected with the disease; to raise funds and market the organisation to continue their services rendered in impoverished communities,” she says. Jones says it is important for youth to be properly informed about HIV and sexuality, because they are “at that decision-making stage in their lives and one would want them to be able to make good decisions based upon facts”. “Perhaps the best reason for youth to know about HIV is that the age group 15 to 24 years still accounts for the highest count of new infections in SA,” she says. Jones says there are hardly any teenagers and adults in SA who have not

heard about HIV, but misinformation, myths and stigma still abound. She further says statistics for this year are not yet available, but last year there was a total of 370 000 new infections in the country’s total population. There are about six million people infected with HIV in South Africa. This represents one in every six people in the country. Wola Nani lay counsellors work in nine public health facilities along the Klipfontein corridor as part of a multidisciplinary team, offering HIV testing, support for HIV and TB treatment, and support to pregnant women. Jones says it is a fact that many NGOs are struggling to survive in South Africa due to the global economic crisis. “We contribute towards our own sustainability through establishing partnerships on projects such as the provincial Department of Health as well as Social Development which contracts the organisation for specific projects.” Melany Kuhn, spokesperson for the provincial minister of Social Development, says the department funds the organisation under the childcare and protection programme. “It is important for us to partner and support organisations like Wola Nani as they are a stable and experienced organisation in this field, and they have put in the work long before many others did,” she says. Kuhn further says the issue of HIV/ Aids is addressed transversely across departments which include health, education, agriculture, cultural affairs and sport. “In our programmes sexual responsibility and the risks of reckless sexual behaviour is covered in virtually all programmes targeting the youth. “The decisions young people make today, especially around sexual behaviour, will have long-term implications and it is important that they understand the consequences of their actions and make informed choices before it is too late.” V The World Aids Day event will be held on Satur­ day 30 November at Club Casa Blanca.

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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

CRIME: CAUTIONED TO BE VIGILANT

Safety net set to widen

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hile the Mother City gears up for an influx of tourists, community safety structures are concerned that the City of Cape Town may not be prepared to tackle crime over the festive season. According to council’s Festive Season Preparedness Plan, 60 Law Enforcement officers will be made available for the Western area of the city, ranging from the Atlantic Seaboard to Retreat. Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith says 64 operational staff were deployed to this area between July and September, according to the quarterly report on the functioning of Specialised and Law Enforcement Services. During the festive season, these officers will focus on contraventions at beaches and public open spaces relating to noise control, illegal dumping, urinating in public, illegal hawking and public drinking, Smith says. The Western area of the city has almost two dozen beaches, including Maiden’s Cove, Clifton and Camps Bay. Between eight and 14 Metro police officers will be on duty per shift throughout the different areas, he says. “We do daily analyses of any challenges which may arise, which will determine where our resources should be optimally deployed in line with good policing standards,” he says. Smith declined to divulge how many officers are usually on duty, for safety reasons. Liz Williamson, chairperson of the Claremont Cluster CPF, says with the festive season fast approaching she is happy to see the increased number of law enforcement vehi-

cles in areas such as around Cavendish Square and Main Road Rondebosch to Claremont, as well as around Kenilworth Centre and Access Park. “It is important that these specific areas are well monitored by the police as well as neighbourhood watches and other security companies to ensure that the public moving through the area is safe,” she says. Williamson says the community and visitors should be reminded that they can be targeted particularly during the festive season when there is an influx of tourists. “People are usually relaxed and perhaps not as cautious as normal, and as such can very easily become a victim of crime.” She says the cluster will also ask all hotel staff and bed and breakfast establishments to advise visitors not to walk around alone, to avoid dark and isolated places at night and to report suspicious behaviour to the police. The festive season is a challenging time for law enforcement, Smith admits. “The season sees an increase of visitors to the city. These crowded conditions increase the opportunity for a vast range of crimes. This, coupled with the abuse of alcohol and drugs, creates an extremely challenging environment for Law Enforcement,” he says. However, Smith believes council’s new Auxiliary Law Enforcement Service initiative will ease the burden on Law Enforcement. “The City will be implementing our new initiative which will see the first 39 fully trained volunteers patrol their communities. The volunteers were recruited from neighbourhood watch structures and appropriate communities across the Cape metropole,” he says.

Cycling South Africa will host a track cycling training camp at the Bellville Velodrome from Monday 9 to Monday 16 December. The track training camp will be used to select the squad for the 2014 national junior team. Any cyclists who will be eligible to partic-

ipate in the under-16 and junior age categories next year can attend. The camp will focus on team sprint and team pursuit training. It costs R900 per cyclist and includes food and accommodation. Contact Roger Bouton on Inngoodhands@mweb.co.za or 082 801 0044.

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Cape Consumers shares R37-million annual bonus Cape Consumers announced last week that it will pay a whopping R37 million into the accounts of its 42 000 cardholders in its much anticipated 2013 bonus payout this month. “While this means cardholders will have additional money for Christmas and holiday shopping, the payout should bring further cheer to stores in the Western Cape and beyond over the festive season.” So says Monty Stephenson, acting managing director at Cape Consumers. He says that cardholders’ spend grew by 4% during Cape Consumers’ financial year, which ended on 6 July 2013. Cardholder turnover, which broke through the billion rand barrier for the first time in 2013, reached a total of R1.03 billion by the company’s financial year end. “The highest bonus to be paid into a cardholder’s account is R30 023 and the bonus for the top 100 cardholders is an average of R8 941 this year,” says Stephenson. “The latest bonus brings the total of the annual bonuses paid to cardholders over the past five years to more than R186 million.” Annual bonuses are shared among cardholders every November in proportion to the amount they spend during

Cape Consumers’ financial year at any of the 5 600 stores nationwide that accept the b-Smart card. With the bonus comprising up to 5% of cardholders’ expenditure at these stores, the more one shops using the b-Smart card, the higher the bonus is likely to be. In addition, consumers don’t have to be cardholders for a full year to qualify for a bonus. Speculating on next year’s bonus, Stephenson believes cardholder turnover should break another record. “We have recently seen encouraging results posted by Shoprite and Pick n Pay of turnover growth of between 8% and 10%. This suggests South African consumers are possibly seeing an upturn in the economic environment,” says Stephenson. Cape Consumers seeks to increase cardholders’ spend over the next five years to achieve its vision of developing a supplier network and product offering tailored for the family. It has also sought to delight cardholders through a new web-based customer relationship management and transaction system. “This, combined with an experienced team, enables Cape Consumers to drive efficiencies and deliver quality service,” says Stephenson.

ALL SMILES: A total of 18 women with the average age of 85 came together to knit for charity. The women are all residents of the CPOA retirement home Fairmead Court in Rondebosch. This year between January to August they knitted and donated 489 items which include blankets, jerseys, beanies, booties, scarves and teddy bears to five organisations. They are Somerset and Red Cross Children’s hospitals, the Salvation Army’s Carehaven, Nazareth House and the Woodside Special Care Centre. From left are Penny Bothma (secretary at Fairmead Court), Frankie Burgoyne (administrator at the Salvation Army Carehaven) and Charlotte Stone (resident and avid knitter). PHOTO: ASTRID FEBRUARIE


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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

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COOL HUNTING: The official launch of Monkey Shoulder Whisky on in October drew in the hip and happening crowds. The South African launch was held at a new coffee spot in Shortmarket Street. At an event packed with surprises, guests were treated to a one of a kind tasting. The interactive evening was attended by the international Monkey Man, Dean Callan, who went around to guests answering various questions about the whisky. Nicole Smith and Van-lee Johnson look cosy at the Monkey Shoulder launch. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

unset Boulevard recenlty opened to a standing ovation at Theatre on the Bay, where it runs until Saturday 4 January. Sunset Boulevard won seven Tony Awards in 1995, including Best Musical, and boasts one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable and haunting scores. Based on the Billy Wilder film, the play weaves a moving tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition.

Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by Tinsel Town with the advent of “talkies”. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.

STAR OF THE SHOW: Angela Kilian, the lead actress in Sunset Boulevard, with theatre producer Pieter Toerien. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

SMILES: Brent Adams and Eugene Yiga.

WHISKEY LOVERS: Evan Lee Courie and Dylan Koning at the SA Monkey Shoulder launch in Cape Town.

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PEACE: Annie Brookstone and Anthony Sharpe indulged in some quality time and met many new friends.

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information phone (021) 674 4195.

V Pinelands: Pinelands Social Dance Club will host a dance at the Pinelands Guides’ Hall at 20:00. The theme for the dance is Ballroom Rock n Roll and Line Dancing. Entrance fee is R20 per person. Guests may take their own refreshments. For further information phone Veronica on (021) 761 3814 or SMS 083 218 7944.

V Mowbray: Reach for Recovery Cape Peninsula will hold its monthly meeting at the Cansa offices in Main Road at 10:00. The theme will be Show and Tell, with a panel of women sharing their personal journeys with breast cancer. Entry is free. Phone (021) 689 5347.

V Rosebank: Rosebank Methodist Church will hold a Christmas fair at the church in Main Road from 09:00 until 14:00. There will be crafts and gifts, breakfast rolls, a tea garden, pancakes, jams and pickles, cakes and a bumper book stall.

V Kenilworth: A talk on death and estate planning will be held at The Buddhist Centre in Morgenrood Road from 09:30 until 13:00. Admission costs R120. Book by phoning Pam on (021) 424 6447 or emailing pambishop@telkomsa.net.

V Rondebosch: The Potters’ Market will take place at Rondebsoch Park on the corner of Campground and Sandown roads from 08:00 until 15:00. Great functional, funky, expressive and sculptural ceramics by local potters will be on sale. The market is wheelchair friendly, dog friendly and there is ample parking available. For further information phone (021) 671 6139 or visit www.ceramics-sa-cape.co.za.

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Sunday 24 November V Kenilworth: Join the Friends of Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area for a morning nature walk through the conservation area. Attendees are asked to meet at the racecourse entrance gate on Wetton Road at 09:30. Everyone is welcome. Members can join free of charge and adult visitors can donate R10. For further information phone Margaret on 084 415 3428 or Chanelle on (021) 700 1843. Monday 25 November

RAINBOW STARS: Honing the talent of disadvantaged performers is what Cape Town’s Rainbow Academy has become famous for. In 2010, audiences were amazed to how the talent of 10 previously untrained youths could be shaped and honed in just six months on the Cape Town Show. Now you can enjoy the talents of some of the more recent graduates of the Rainbow Academy during a fundraising dinner at the Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa on Saturday 30 November. Tickets cost R400 or R4 000 for a table of 10. The dress code is formal or traditional. For more information contact Denay Willie on denay@rainbowacademy. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

tion phone Marijke Littlefield on (021) 685 4398 or Heather McKenzie on (021) 671 1573. Tuesday 26 November V Rondebosch: The City of Cape Town’s health department will conduct free HIV testing and counselling at Rondebosch Library minor hall from 11:00 until 14:00. Wednesday 27 November V Mowbray: The Marine Research Institute of the UCT will host a public lecture on viruses in the sea and its ecological impacts. The lecture will be led by Dr Declan Schroeder of the Marine Biological Association of the UK at 17:00 for 17:30. It will take place at the LT2

John Day Building at UCT’s Upper Campus. Finger snacks and wine will be served. Book by emailing ma-re@uct.ac.za or pavs.pillay@uct.ac.za. V Gardens: David Davidson will give a brief talk on the history of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Chelsea Flower Show at the SA Jewish Museum at 19:00. The talk will be followed by a finger supper at Cafe Riteve. Book your place by Friday 22 November and pay R120 for members and R160 for visitors. Phone (021) 434 4579. Thursday 28 November V Claremont: The Friends of Claremont Library’s annual meeting will take place at the library in Wilderness Road at 17:30. For further

V Pinelands: Pinehurst Primary School will host its annual Sunset Music Concert to celebrate the talents in the school’s community. Be entertained by music staff, pupils and parents, as they take to the stage to bring you an evening filled with beautiful music and melodies. Doors open at 18:30 and the show starts at 19:00. Tickets cost R80 and R50 for pupils. The cost includes a finger supper. Booking is essential at the school between 08:00 and 14:00. Phone the school on (021) 531 2783 or Sue on 072 782 7490. Saturday 7 December V Pinelands: A mini-fete will be held at SAWAS House in Cedar Avenue at 09:00. Books, clothing, jewellery, plants, cakes, boerewors rolls and lots more will be on sale. For further information phone Pat Carruthers on 073 285 0485. Sunday 8 December V Pinelands: The Pinelands Muslim Association will hold a family market day off Nursery Road. There will be stalls, children’s rides, a petting zoo and go-karts. Yummy treats will also be on sale. Phone Nasir on 082 652 6537 or Qaanita on 072 102 8132.

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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Hit pause

You would be excused to think the world is in decline – even more than it is. Floods in the Philippines, flash floods in the Cape, an earthquake in Johannesburg. In Cape Town CBD, a building collapsed after the heavy rains and in Durban a mall reportedly caved in, killing one person. Added to the apocalyptic weather, there’s Christmas barging its way into our collective psyche. So it’s a mad flurry of making mental notes of essential must-haves (which clearly aren’t), double-check bookings for getaways and doing a 007 manoeuvre to figure out what gifts to take your hosts. And as the big day looms, frustration mounts. There’s filling Christmas stockings, checking those ever-lengthening lists at least twice to make sure all bases are covered. Then there’s social media adding to the chaos we simply can’t live without. Constant posts slipping into your Facebook newsfeed about road death tolls and the escalating crime rate, and the gnawing worry if loved ones are safe. The expected road death tolls combined with the persistent escalating crime rate would play on the mind when making sure your loved ones are safe. There’s a sane, sensible part of your mind quietly observing your lunatic behaviour and it’s going: “Tsk! Tsk!” Yes, it disapproves of your manic behaviour this season. So, be kind to yourself. Please. What possible reason is there to try rearranging the world because it’s been negatively reinforced since childhood. Hit pause – you’ll find you will like it. Reflect, take stock and give yourself some time to be at peace with yourself and your world. Think of the less fortunate, think of those trapped in dire poverty. Think. Have a calmer holiday. You need it.

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Prostitution: caravans and ‘entrapment’ are ‘laughable’ The police always have a card up their sleeves to solve a problem, don’t they? (Recently) it was the placing of police caravans all over the show (“Eye on crime”, People’s Post, 31 October). I never knew the police had so many caravans to spare. Where did they all of a sudden come from? All the prostitutes are going to do each time is move their place of operation. Many of them have access to hired or privately owned flats. This new idea of observing persons visiting prostitutes, taking down the registration number, and (after a few times) the police tracing the address of the owner, and then going and warn him that he is under obser-

vation is equally laughable (“Sex work action”, People’s Post, 14 November). This just shows once again they can’t arrest the person involved, as they cannot provide the necessary evidence to get a conviction in court, without using the “entrapment method”. The problem with this latest method the police are planning to use, may lead to the person involved being extorted (blackmailed). I have seen police officers back in the 1970s being convicted for this type of activity and lose their jobs. ANDRE MARTINAGLIA, Kenilworth

Did you witness this accident? I would like to appeal to the woman who witnessed an accident between a white panel van and a blue motorcycle at the Kenilworth Centre opposite the Total service station at 16:20 on Saturday 7 September. Please phone me on (021) 696 4522 or 072 450 3529 and I will call you back. I regret not asking you for your name and number at the scene. You were telling me to take pho-

Your SMSes . How about a mini golf course for puttputt? Good for developing strategy in kids and communication between kids and parents. Gerhard . Why are simple solutions to crime problems not implemented? (A total of) 373 pedestrians died on the city’s roads last year, after the (refusal to) demands from the Road Safety Action Campaign (RSAC) to lower speed limits on city streets and bring traffic police numbers in line with those in road safety conscious countries. The RSAC says proper road safety in South Africa would save about 15 000 lives and 45 000 crippling injuries every year, but our traffic authorities still fail to act. Richard Benson, RSAC . Nadine Moodie’s article (on spanking)

tos, but my phone doesn’t have a camera and I was busy seeing to my finger which was bleeding profusely. Any other adult witnesses (there were a number of children present) are also welcome to contact me. I would really appreciate hearing from you. HILARY FINCK, Rondebosch East begs an answer. Does she and many parents understand the concept of discipline? Obviously not, otherwise the question “do you spank your children” would not arise. Currently policies do not work. Let’s go back to real ones. Andre . It would be wonderful if Straatwerk could also help with keeping Mowbray Station clean, too – not only with the graffiti. Winona . What about the job seekers and the unemployed? Wouldn’t they welcome a commercial development on their doorstep?

Left gasping at the cost of shopping This is one letter I may have a problem to really express what (all people) are experiencing to place a meagre menu on the table. My wife and I went to a supermarket to buy a few basic food items. The prices made us gasp and place back the items due to the (cost). These are not scarce products one has to struggle to manufacture or grow and where high price tags are justified, but are produced in mass in our fields and in factories. When a farmer produces livestock or vegetables in bulk and takes this bulk to the market surely the consumer must benefit at the till. A producer cannot store their products; they will not make a living. They have to get their products to the markets. To make the market buy the products (they) have to fit the consumers’ pockets. The supermarkets price the goods so high that the consumer cannot afford to buy. What happens to the full racks and the production lines at the factory or farm? Who are these high prices benefiting: A few fat cats; definitely not us. By reading the local attitude and appetite I predict that shortly service delivery issues will be placed down the ladder as the larder becomes too expensive to load. Let us be realistic: the majority of South Africans will have to look at a political party that has the food price issue on the placards and the call for an affordable menu on the polling platforms. The public is also fully aware of the due-by date policy that is being practised. This cannot sell foodstuffs. Rather than benefit the consumer (it) is given to farm animals and the next batch is priced to cover that loss. An empty pot brews a rather vicious citizen who (may) turn to crime, turn to civil disobedience or both. It is time government pays attention to the soon starving society and implement drastic price control policies and invest in government shopping centres that will keep the private entrepreneurs in line with the cost of living. Go shop for yourselves. You will come out with a sparsely filled trolley. KEITH BLAKE, Ottery


PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

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nternational favourites Nickelback will have you rocking the night away as they perform at GrandWest on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December. Having sold more than 50-million albums worldwide, Nickelback are the most commercially successful Canadian group. They were ranked the Top Rock Group of the 2000 Decade by Billboard and their hit song How You Remind Me was listed as the top Rock Song of the Decade. Nickelback has won six Billboard Music Awards, twelve Juno Awards and have received six Grammy nominations. Their most recent album Here and Now

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was released in 2011. The Best of Nickelback Volume 1 is due out this year and a new album is planned for next year. The band was formed in Hanna, Alberta in Canada and went through a number of configurations from its formation in 1995 to 2005. Nickelback now consists of Chad Kroeger on lead guitar and lead vocals, Ryan Peake on rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals, Mike Kroeger on bass guitar and Daniel Adair on drums. Tickets range from R340 to R680 each, and can be booked through Computicket.

ROCK ON: Canadian supergroup Nickelback will perform at GrandWest on 11 and 12 December. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

TREAT: The Cape Dance Company’s annual end-of-year season has become a highly anticipated event on the Cape Town dance calendar. Artistic director Debbie Turner has commissioned two new works for this season, KeepCover by Canadian choreographer Joshua Beamish and Bolero by Christopher L Huggins. The Cadence season will be performed at the Artscape Theatre from Thursday 28 November to Saturday 7 December at 19:30 and also at 15:00 on the final day. Tickets range between R120 and R140, and are available from Computicket or Artscape Dial-A-Seat on (021) 421 7695. People’s Post is giving away two double tickets to the show. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


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PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 21 November 2013

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young Cape Town musitripping away all cians, including Donthe high kicks and veno Prins on the saxoglitter, you get phone, Trevino Isaacs, Alistair Izobell in his latguitarist Jason de Laney, est show Just him, and Kegan Links on bass and Net So!. vocalists Charlton DanStrung with inspiring iels, Edith Plaaitjies and original music and great Aleshia Solomons. South African performIzobell says: “On my ers, the show gives you journey I have made it insight into the world of my goal to impart my this veteran performer, knowledge and uplift his childhood and how young South African arthe sees the funny side of ists and the show is part life and others. of this journey.” On at the GrandWest His latest show follows Grand Arena for one hot on the heels of his night only on Saturday sold out second instal21 December, be prepared for a heartwarm- STAR OF THE SHOW: Veteran per- ment of Music Alla Kaap. Ticket prices range being and entertaining cel- former Alistair Izobell’s brand ebration of Izobell’s life new show will be on at the Grand- tween R120 and R170. To book call Comand extraordinary per- West Grand Arena on Saturday 21 formance career which December. PHOTO: SUPPLIED puticket on 083 915 8000. Tickets can also be purbegan when he was just chased at Shoprite Checkers. five years old. All the material in the show is original. V People’s Post is giving away five double tickets Izobell wrote the songs in collaboration to see this local legend on stage. To win, visit with young and talented emerging South www.peoplespost.co.za. The competition runs from today (Thursday) to Monday 25 November African songwriter, Aleshia Solomons. The supporting band is made up of at 09:00.

Music fans are gearing up for the 22nd annual Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concert Series at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The series kicks off with a concert by one of South Africa’s favourite bands, Prime Circle, on Sunday 24 November. Fresh off two European tours, the band has been on the local music scene for the past 11 years. They have released five albums, with a string of chart-toppers, including their latest album Evidence – released last November. They have shared the stage with rock giants such as 3 Doors Down, Alter Bridge, Metallica, Seether, Good Charlotte and Simple Plan. The concert will run from 17:30 until 19:00; gates open at 16:00. Tickets cost R120 for adults and R85 for children aged six to 21. Book your place at www.webtickets.co.za. For more information phone (021) 799 8783 or (021) 799 8620. Alternatively visit www.sanbi.org. WIN!People’s Post readers stand the chance to win one of five double tickets. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter. PHOTO: CHARL PRETORIUS/PRETOGRAPHY.COM

‘Tis the season! An all-star cast is set to dazzle audiences in Scrooge, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this festive season. Directed by Lara Foot, the play is set in the present day and journeys back to the early 1900s. It sees funnyman Marc Lottering in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Andrew Buckland and Christo Davids as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. It will also feature Welcome to Cape Town singer Nur Abrahams and Idols runner-up Poseletso Sejosingoe. Under the musical directorship of Camillo Lombard, the actors and pupils from the Kenmere Primary School, Kensington Choral Girls’, Herzlia Constantia and Injonga Public Primary School choirs will entice the audiences with their sweet harmonies. The play marks the first time in three decades that the Baxter will present its own festive season production. “This is a very exciting challenge for us,” says Foot, who is also CEO and artistic director of the Baxter. “For the Baxter, this could be the start of presenting a festive season classic tailormade for local and visiting audiences and showcasing some of our best-loved artists.” The show will run from Wednesday 4 December to Saturday 25 January at 19:30. Matinee shows will run at 15:00 daily. Ticket prices range from R110 to R170 and can be bought from Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or www.computicket.co.za. V Five double tickets are up for grabs. Visit www.peo­ plepost.co.za to enter.

EXCITING TALE: Marc Lottering plays Ebenezer Scrooge in Scrooge at the Baxter this festive season. PHOTO: OSCAR ’O RYAN


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SA’s best fighters collide at UMF

CALLED UP: Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School pupil Cameron van Rensburg (centre) was called up to the Western Province under-11 cricket team. Cameron is flanked by his Cricket School of Excellence coaches Ryan Maron (left) and Patient Charumbira.

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lory, national titles and a shot at international gold will be on the line when the national muaythai championships crash into Cape Town next month. The Ultimate Muaythai Fight Night (UMF) will see several of South Africa’s top Muaythai exponents battle it out. Two titles will be up for contention on the night and top performers could also be selected to participate in the inaugural African Championships and World Championships next year. Sifu Quinton Chong, founder of Dragon Power, says only the best will be selected to the SA team. “We like to have full teams (for international tournaments), but it’s not just about going there to represent (South Africa) because we want to get medals,” he says. “We want the strongest guys to go; the guys who we think are going to make it. Most of the guys we take have a chance to win medals.” TRAINING HARD: Jarred Rothwell (left) trains with Chong adds all fighters will as- Quinton Chong ahead of his national title fight next semble at Dragon Power, head month. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES camp of the South Africa AmaRothwell beat Khuboni on points last teur Muaythai Federation, for a monthlong course before the international tour- year, but is treating the fight as if he’s facing the former SA champion for the first naments. The top-billed fight will see Jarred “Roth- time. “I can’t underestimate him just bewieler” Rothwell facing off against Ceeh cause I’ve beaten him before,” he says. “He has obviously studied me, so he will Khuboni for the national professional title. Rothwell, an Observatory resident, re- know what to do and not to do – the same cently returned from competing against the on my side. I want to beat him again, but world’s best at the SportAccord World Com- I also want to beat myself. I want to put on a better performance than the last time we bat Games in Russia. Widely considered to be the best went head-to-head.” UMF will take place at Dragon Power in muaythai fighter in South Africa, he says the experience made him a better fighter. Paarden Eiland on Saturday 7 December. Fighters from the Eastern Cape, Durban, “I feel like it has matured me in the sport; it has (prepared me) mentally. Being physi- Johannesburg, Free State and Western cally ready is the easy part,” Rothwell says. Cape will participate. The African Championships will take “It makes you believe in yourself; that you can challenge the people at the top. place in Morocco from Thursday 23 to SatThat’s where I feel where I now have the urday 25 January and the World Championedge. I fought at that level and did so well. ships will take place in Langkawi, Malaysia from Thursday 1 to Saturday 10 May. It gives me a lot of confidence.”

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FINGER TIPS: Cody Marais of Silvertree Baseball Club dives to safety at third base, as Westridge Yankees player Carl Rapepi is too late to tag him. The Major League Baseball game was played at the Stephan Reagan Sports Ground on Sunday. Plumstead’s Silvertree won 13-3. PHOTOS: RASHIED ISAACS

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STUMBLING HOME: Silvertree Baseball Club’s Keegan Watson (left) loses his balance while avoiding a tag from Westridge Yankees’ Wesley Rushin at home plate.

Baseball development battle LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT

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aseball officials have accused the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) of poor administration. DCAS selected Devonshire Baseball Club to partner with Fairmount High and Montague’s Gift Primary schools as part a sport development programme, leading to the club’s junior ranks swelling as a result. But the chairpersons of Grassy Park’s Crusaders Baseball Club and Ottery’s Thistle Baseball Club have questioned why their clubs were overlooked for the programme. Thistle chairperson Garth van Eeden says the club has been developing the sport in the area for many years. “Last year Devonshire had one senior and one junior team. They haven’t been doing de-

velopment at any of the schools in those areas, while we did. I hold coaching clinics at those schools,” Van Eeden says. “Montague’s Gift Primary knows about baseball because of the clinics. The head coach at the school told me he has been mandated to send the kids to Devonshire Baseball Club.” Crusaders chairperson Clinton Fortune believes either Thistle or Crusaders should have been selected as the club to head the programme. “Devonshire moved into a area where there have been clubs for 30 years,” he says. “Now they are depleting other club’s playing resources.” Devonshire’s partnership with the schools forms part of the DCAS Mass Participation, Opportunity and Access, Development and Growth (MOD) Centre programme.

The MOD centre programme see schools provide recreational sport and other extramural activities to pupils. It also allows schools to focus on particular sport codes or activities. Baseball was selected as the focus code for Montague’s Gift and Fairmount and, as per procedure, the closest club to the school was selected as the partner. The schools are then provided with all necessary equipment for the sport, while coaches from the club coach at the schools, either on a voluntary basis or as employees of DCAS. Players from the school can then join the partner club or other clubs. Van Eeeden believes the club should be selected based on its history of development, while Fortune believes the club that has been in the area longer should be given preference. He also suggests clubs should be allowed to apply to head the programme in a

tender process. But DCAS spokesperson Daniel Johnson says the process does not allow for this. “The strategy is to link local schools to local clubs,” he says. “The strategy determined the outcome of the process. Tender processes are generally linked to procurement and the Public Finance Management Act.” Johnson adds the pupils at schools with focus codes are allowed to join any club. “While there is a relationship between Montague’s Gift and Devonshire, (pupils) may join any club of their choice,” he says. “This message will certainly be communicated to all our coaches.” The procedure does also not allow for the best suited club to be selected, he adds. Crusaders currently play in the Major League, while Devonshire play in the Promotion League.

Rowing to nowhere for a worthy cause LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT Two southern suburbs men aim to row themselves into the history books when they attempt 48 hours of non-stop rowing next month. Noordhoek resident Greg Hunt and Graeme Colman from Plumstead plan to use one fan rowing machine and take one to two hour turns rowing and resting. The pair hope to raise money for charity with the event Rowed to Nowhere. But the original idea was to prove anything is possible, they say. It was during a hike in Noordhoek that the idea came to mind, Colman says. “We were talking about people, optimism, pessimism and being realistic and unrealistic,” he says. “The whole unrealistic thing came from a Will Smith quote: he says being realistic is the most commonly travelled path to mediocrity and that you have to be unrealistic and challenge yourself to overcome hurdles. So we decided to do something that is completely unrealistic to us.” The pair aim to row the equivalent of 648 km during the planned period and are currently hard at work in training. The event will not only test Hunt and Col-

man’s strength and fitness, but also their determination, willpower and mental strength. Hunt says the event was designed to be mentally and physical exhausting. “It’s brutal and monotonous; that’s what we wanted – something that is going to be as mental as it is physical,” he says. “That monotony of sitting on a rower inside, rather than being outside, and the sleep deprivation will be tough.” He adds the little sleep they will get is what sets Rowed to Nowhere apart from other extreme endurance events. “During many of these multi-day events people will sleep at night, be refreshed in the morning and continue,” Hunt says. “I know that once you start introducing a little element of sleep deprivation, the wheels start falling off. You really have to focus and motivate yourself.” Hunt and Colman will also have to eat while on the machines, so to use their breaks for nothing but resting. They plan to overcome the monotony and sleep deprivation with good music and have invited anyone interested in assisting to the venue, to join in and match them stroke for stroke or just cheer them on. The charities which will benefit from the event are the Goodsport Trust and Pink

READY TO ROW: Graeme Colman (left) and Greg Hunt aim to row non-stop for 48 hours for charity. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES Drive. The Trust provides sports to underprivileged communities in the Southern Peninsula, while Pink Drive is a breast cancer awareness charity. Hunt and Colman hope donors will split the amount they want to donate between the two organisations.

Donations can be made at www.givengain.com. Rowed to Nowhere will take place at the Porter Estate in Tokai from Friday 20 December at 19:00 until 19:00 on Sunday 22 December. For more information or to assist call Colman on 082 468 3943.


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