Page 1

CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH

BEST PRICES

“YOUR ONE STOP STEEL SHOP” FOR Sheet – Plate - Tube Size 10 3.0 m Size 11 3.3 m Size 12 3.6 m

ROOFING & STEEL

AMAZINK CORRUGATED IRON • IBR ROOFSHEETS • WASHLINE T-POLES • CARPORT POSTS • FENCING

CARPORT POSTS

IBR SHEETS

T-POSTS + FOLD AWAY WASHING LINE

CORRUGATED IRON

TELLING IT AS IT IS

KNIGHT SECURITY SPIKES Cnr Blomvlei & Polaris Rds Lansdowne 021 797 5586

THURSDAY 29 May 2014 | 0021 910 6500 | Fax: 021 910 6501/06 | Email: post@peoplespost.co.za | Website: www.peoplespost.co.za | Mobisite: ppost.mobi

For all your DIY needs. Get to Builders. Get it done 21 Warrington Rd, Cnr Chichester Rd, Kenilworth CLAREMONT: SPECIALISED UNIT FORMED

Focus on trio of crimes ASTRID FEBRUARIE @FebAstrid

A

special unit has been put together to focus on the trio of crime in the Claremont Police Cluster. The trio is house break-ins, hijackings and business robberies. The Trio Crime Prevention Unit, consisting of four police officers, is the brainchild of cluster commander Colonel Johann Ellmann. “Due to the increase of robberies in the Claremont Cluster we thought it necessary to put a team like this together to combat these crimes,” he says. The unit was established in April. The team is required to gather and share intelligence within the police cluster. “Their duties include working out time frames of different crimes, identifying suspects and suspicious vehicles and logging this information which can then be followed up by detectives,” he says. Ellmann says residents are urged to assist the police to focus on the trio crimes in the Claremont Cluster. “These criminals come across as ordinary citizens, they dress well and drive expensive cars to blend in – these are the type of guys residents should look out for, not the guys driving a ‘scruffy’ car. They are too easily recognisable,” he says. Residents are asked to take note of what they see. Even if they are not able to identify someone’s face, a description of their clothing and shoes and any other markings can be given. “Criminals dress a certain way and some even wear the same clothes every time they commit a crime. These are things that the trio unit looks for and have noted,” Ellmann says. On Tuesday 20 May, two cluster trio crime prevention members, while on patrol, spotted a suspicious-looking white Mercedes with three men turning into Albion Spring

CRIME PREVENTION: Residents, business owners and motorists in the Claremont clusters are urged to be vigilant. Close in Rondebosch. “The suspects’ vehicle turned around in the cul-de-sac and came towards the police vehicle and stopped. As the police approached the vehicle the passenger got out and started shooting at the police vehicle. None of the officers were injured,” Ellmann says. The officers returned fire hitting the vehi-

cle, but the vehicle sped off. A car chase ensued to Salt River where the vehicle was recovered abandoned in Greef Street. “Blood was found inside the vehicle which indicates that one of the suspects was injured. Other items recovered inside the vehicle was a plasma screen TV, cellphone and a PlayStation,” Ellmann adds. The vehicle was positively linked to a hi-

PHOTO: ASTRID FEBRUARIE

jacking in Claremont. Ellmann further says that residents need to take care of their own area. “ It is important that residents take ownership of their area. Reporting crime to the police and their neighbourhood watch will help against the fight against crime.” V To report suspicious behaviour or vehicles contact the Claremont police on (021) 657 2252.


2 NEWS

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

EDUCATION: HELPING TEACHERS WITH DISCIPLINE

Revisiting the balance at schools MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval

I

f discipline in schools is caused by 20% of pupils and teachers spend 80% of their time on the 20% instead of teaching the 80% who want to learn, where does this leave schools? A new discipline manual by the Quaker Peace Centre (QPC) called the The 80/20 Discipline Rule provides an answer. Using practical ideas and innovative initiatives the manual provides teachers and principals with the tools they need to deal with discipline. The centre, based in Mowbray, is a non-

profit organisation which promotes non-violence in schools through various initiatives. The manual was launched at a principal’s conference held at John Graham Primary School in Plumstead last week. It focuses on three areas namely the establishing of relationships between teachers and pupils, a unified culture of discipline at the school and the content of each lesson.

Checking in The manual takes a look at the importance of checking in with pupils each day. Using simple questions like how are you feeling today or what made you smile this weekend may provide the teacher with the

opportunity to get to know the pupils but also to build tolerance and respect among pupils. For Nicole Elliot, a teacher at Mandalay Primary School, checking in helped to increase the vocabulary of her pupils. As a young teacher Elliot reflects on her first day on the job and explains how overwhelmed she was. With language barriers and discipline process, Elliot explains she often felt hopeless. “I went on a course at the Quaker Peace Centre and learnt about the checking in process. I started each day with a simple question: How are you feeling today,” she says. Elliot explains answers to this question from pupils including happy, sad, excited were banned from the classrooms. “We swopped words like happy for jovial and each day the pupils would start using these words when writing thus expanding their vocabulary,” she explains.

Respect Respect in the classroom is also highlighted in the manual and various ideas are presented to teach and provide respect. QPC Non-Violent Schools Campaign project leader Avril Knott-Craig says the interaction and respect between teachers will go a long way in fostering respect among pupils. “Teachers need to look at themselves and see how they behave before expecting the same from pupils. “We see so many schools where teachers work with each other for more than 20 years and do not talk to each other,” adds KnottCraig.

Dignity Knott-Craig says the way pupils are nurtured at school will also go a long way to build respect and discipline. She introduced a group of pupils from Maitland High School who spoke about their toilet project. Fed-up with the bad state of the toilet, the school’s Peace Club got together and thought of ways to improve the bathroom experience which had stripped pupils of their dignity. Through fundraising the team have managed to complete the senior girls’ bathroom and say a fresh lick of paint has stopped all vandalism in the toilets. They report, girls now respect the facilities more and pupils are no longer left embarrassed when neighbouring schools visit. Knott-Craig says if schools want to teach respect and discipline, they need to ensure pupils are treated with dignity. According to the manual the school building and environment have an effect on pupils. Culture The manual also highlights the importance of a Code of Conduct which is understood by pupils and carried out effectively by the school. Knott-Craig says establishing a set of rules will help pupils understand the impact and consequences of their actions. In addition she says teachers need to be given time to teach discipline in the classroom. “Once a school has agreed upon its own rules its important to give teachers time to teach discipline and values in the classroom to ensure its effective.” The manual provides an array of ideas and proposals to address discipline in schools. V For more information email qpc@qpc.org.za.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: People’s Post Mitchell’s Plain journalist Laila Majiet, winner of the Alet Roux Medal at the MDDA/ Sanlam Awards, is congratulated by news editor Mandy King. This honour is conferred on the most promising newcomer with less than three years’ experience and who also made it into the top 20 of the Journalist of the Year category. It is the first time Majiet has entered this competition and the judges said her portfolio contained “a range of different kinds of stories that provided strong evidence of versatility and tenacity alongside excellent writing skills”. People's Post forms part of WP Media (WPM) which also comprises TygerBurger and City Vision newspapers. In the sport writing category People’s Post sports journalist Liam Moses and City Vision contributing journalist Cliffy Mago were among the top 10 contenders. TygerBurger journalist Michelle Linnert won both the Human Interest writing and News Photographer categories. In the Human Interest category Majiet came in the top 10, while TygerBurger journalist Andre Bakkes was among the top three. In the Hard News category TygerBurger journalist Desiree Rorke was in the top three, with Majiet in the top 10. WPM photographer Carina Roux was in the top three for Press Photographer of the Year and in the top 20 for the News Photographer category. Bakkes and Rorke were in the top 10 for the Journalist of the Year category. PHOTO: ASTRID FEBRUARIE


NEWS 3

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

NEWLANDS: HIJACKING INCREASE

Keep calm when facing criminals ASTRID FEBRUARIE @FebAstrid

P

olice are warning residents not to let their guard down as criminals will capitalise on it. This, according to warrant officer Lyndon Sisam, spokesperson for Rondebosch police. “This comes after an increase in hijackings were reported in Newlands and Claremont,” he says. Residents are advised to remain vigilant at all times. “We do not want people to think when certain crimes decrease they can let their guard down. Criminals are quick to pick up on this and will grab the opportunity to commit a crime,” he says. The hijackings reported occur mainly between 20:00 and 23:00. “Motorist would be followed home from shopping malls, school and businesses. Hijackers would follow them home where they would attempt the hijacking,” Sisam says. He says motorists are urged to report suspicious vehicles and people to the police and their local neighbourhood watch. “We have on many occasions received reports from people long after the incident has occurred. We ask that residents report what they see immediately so that police can act immediately,” Sisam says. “We rely on the community to be our eyes and ears. Without them we cannot combat crime in our area,” he says. Although police cannot confirm that a syndicate was operating in the area, they

believe that it is opportunistic crimes which occur in the area. “If there is an opportunity for a criminal to steal, break in or hijack someone they will take it, but we can prevent this if we all work together,” he adds. Sisam says many people relax the closer they get to home and this is often when they are most vulnerable. “We should be vigilant at all times as we never know who is watching and what they have planned,” Sisam says. Residents are advised to always leave the key in the ignition and the motor running if they must stop in their driveway to manually open their gate, but not when they have a child in the car,” he says. Sisam adds that the key is a valuable negotiating tool if someone attempts to hijack them and their child is in the car. They can make an exchange by using the car keys. “Do not antagonise the hijackers. They are probably more nervous than you are,” he says. If a motorist suspects they are being followed they must put their indicator on and slow down at least two to three houses before they reach their home. This could force the vehicle behind them to pass and cause the criminals to lose interest and drive away. “If you do not feel safe then drive to the nearest police station or call the police to escort you home,” he says. To report suspicious behaviour or vehicles contact the Claremont police on (021) 657 2250 or call Sector 1 commander on 079 894 1555, Sector 2 079 894 1492 and Sector 3 on 079 894 1495.

SAFETY: Residents are urged to not let their guard down.

PHOTO: ASTRID FEBRUARIE

DIRECT We Make it Ourselves BUYAND EVERYTHING ON SALE!!! SAVE!! Utility 2’5 Chest of Drawers WHITE

UTILITY HEADBOARD

BALMORAL BED

Double

RRP 899

RRP R459

R449* ALSO AVAILABLE IN OAK/IVORY

R229* UTILITY PEDESTAL RRP R459

R229*

AT EXTRA COST

TWINKLE BABY COMPACTUM

Single

RRP R359

R179* WHITE

DOUBLE SLEIGH BED

RRP R3799

White / Ivory Pedestals, Colours and Mattress optional extra

ALSO AVAILABLE IN OAK/IVORY

R1899*

ZAP COMBO

Mattress not included White & Ivory Colours extra

RRP R3399

R1699*

RRP R3999

PEDASTALS OPTIONAL EXTRA

UTILITY MINI MULTIROBE SLEIGH COT WHITE White & Ivory Colours extra

RRP R5399

R2699*

MATTRESS OPTIONAL EXTRA

SLIDE UNDER COMBO White/Ivory

R1999* UTILITY ROBE WHITE

Warning – roadworks ahead The rehabilitation of the historic De Waal Drive will get underway at the end of the month. The City of Cape Town will carry out roadworks on the outbound carriageway of De Waal Drive between De Villiers and Christiaan streets from Saturday 31 May. The work will take place on weekends only, weather permitting, and will continue for approximately five weeks. The work entails the milling and re-

placement of the base course and road surface. Both lanes on the outbound carriageway of De Waal Drive will be closed from 07:00 on Saturday until 18:00 on Sunday during the works period. An alternative signposted route via De Villiers, Christiaan and Constitution streets will be signposted. According to council, works will be undertaken in such a way as to minimise the impact on commuters.

RRP R3999

R1999* PINE DOUBLE BUNK

92 cm wide MATTRESS OPTIONAL EXTRA

RRP 2399

R1199*

RRP R4399

R2199*

wings optional extra mattress optional extra colours extra

RRP R5999

R2999*

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE AT ALL STORES KUILS RIVER (Access park) TEL: 021 903 5254 N1 VALUE CENTRE TEL: 021 595 2909 OTTERY: THE MEGASTORE TEL: 021 703 8622 MITCHELLS PLAIN INDUSTRIA TEL: 021 376 5699 Business hours: Mo. - Fr.: 9 am - 5:30 pm Sat.: 9 am - 4 pm we accept all major credit cards visa, master card & rcs

RRP R1539

R769* TWINKLE COT WHITE/IVORY, Colours extra Net not included

RRP R2799

R1399*

INTERNATIONAL COINS & ANTIQUES TRADE YOUR GOODS FOR CASH 2 DAYS ONLY FROM 10am to 5pm Monday 02 June 2014 - Pinelands Library, Howard Centre Tuesday 03 June 2014 - Rondebosch Library, Hall Road

WE BUY ALL Coins, Banknotes, Old Toys, Watches, Military Items Cameras,War Medals, Antique Silver, Gold and Silver Jewellery PLEASE PHONE 0741 829 829 IF YOU HAVE QUERIES


4 NEWS

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

TRANSPORT: CITYWIDE NETWORK UNDER REVIEW

New direction for cycle lanes

NICOLE MCCAIN @nickymccain

F

lower-sellers, smokers and loading vehicles fill the Adderely Street cycle lane, leaving little space for those brave enough to ride the gauntlet. But an assessment by council is looking to incorporate the cycle lane into a citywide network, despite calls for the Adderley Street lanes to be abandoned. An assessment of the current condition and use of the cycle lane will be undertaken in June, says Mayoral Committee member for Transport Brett Herron. “The Adderley Street cycle lane is a completed section of a cycle network that is currently in planning, design and construction phases that will eventually link Cape Town CBD with areas such as Salt River, Woodstock, Observatory, Mowbray, and Rondebosch. An assessment will also be required when the above cycle network extending all the way from the Liesbeeck Parkway cycle route to the CBD has been completed and is in use,” he says. The Adderley Street cycle lane is physically separated from the traffic lanes and vehicle movement by a barrier, providing extra protection for cyclists against the high volumes of traffic on Adderley Street. This is in comparison to green lanes, currently in use in Bree Street and planned for Strand Street. The Strand Street lane will link the CBD to Woodstock, Salt River, Observatory, Mowbray and Rondebosch, Herron says. However, the Adderley Street lane is seldom used for cycling,

BUSY: Cycle routes in Adderley Street will undergo an assessment, amid calls to abandom the demarcated lane.

PHOTO: NICOLE MCCAIN

flower-sellers expanding their trade and delivery vehicles looking for a parking bay. Wheeldon recommends giving the lane over to those uses, and finding an alternative route for the cycle network. “This route needs to be seen now as a pedestrian and informal market area – it works well as

that. It answers a need and has since been used accordingly. It is not a bike lane. The City needs now to call it this and set it out as this, with changed signage. Cyclists will not use it. The City now needs to look at alternate origindestination routes that accurately follow cycling desire lines in the city,” he says.

says the director of Bicycling Empowerment Network, Andrew Wheeldon. “The lane does not effectively link two points that cyclists may be travelling from and to and does not follow a route that cyclists would choose to use. And, importantly, they do not work, even in part, because one side ends in the

middle of the busy Strand Street, on the wrong side of the road and with no protection for the cyclists. This route, with all its good intentions, was badly thought out, and badly designed,” he says. Ward councilor Dave Bryant says the lanes have been commandeered by local officer workers using it as a smoking area,

jacket or sunhat. Black bags will be provided as well as refreshment. The meeting place is at Kenilworth train station parking lot.

“What’s recycling glass got to do with watching TV?” Well every time we recycle glass we save energy.” “No ways!” “Yes, every time we recycle a glass bottle or jar, it saves power as it takes less energy to make new glass.” “You mean if we recycle glass we can watch more TV?” “Lets put it this way we might not sit in the dark quite as often!”

Thursday 29 May V Rondebosch: Patricia Glyn will speak on Dawid’s Return: Walking with Bushmen at the next meeting of Cape Town U3A at the Baxter at 09:30 for 10:30. Call (021) 531 5604. V Pinelands: Pinelands police will host a public participation meeting at Oude Molen High School at 18:30 for 19:00.

II PP 00511 C Rev2

V Mowbray: The open meeting of Reach for Recovery’s Cape Peninsula starts at 10:00 at CANSA offices at 37A in Main Road. The guest speaker is Dr Anna Stoddard who will discuss the history of breast cancer. Phone Dee on 083 306 1941 or Faeiza on (021) 689 5347. V Pinelands: The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa will be holding a Mended Hearts support group meeting 18:00 at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital. Dr Rosanne JacobsSarkin, Senior Pharmacist at Life Kingsbury will be talking about taking medication and compliance. Entry is free. Call (021) 447 6268 or email heart@heartfoundation.co.za.

A 400 gram bottle, when recycled, saves 16.8W of electricity on the national grid.

V Claremont: The Cancer Association of South Africa, in partnership with Life Healthcare, will hold this month’s Cancer Support Group meeting at Kingsbury House in Wilderness Road at 17:30 to 19:00. The guest speaker for the evening is Dr Colin McGuire. Refreshments will be served. Call Jennilee on (021) 689 5347.

More banks now in your area: Primrose Rugby Club, Loch Road, Kenilworth. Luxarama Theatre, 77 Park Road, Wynberg. Great Wizoo Sports Club, Erin Road, Rondebosch. Pick n Pay Plumstead, Gabriel Road, Plumstead. Wynberg High School, Corner Ottery & Cheddar Road, Wynberg. Westerford Spar Complex, 1 Silwood Centre, Campground Road, Rondebosch. Find your glass bank, SMS* GLASS and your suburb to 32310 or visit our website. *R1.00 per SMS

Thursday 29 May www.tgrc.co.za

V Kenilworth: The annual railway line clean-up is from 10:00 until 12:00. Volunteers are requested to take their own gloves, rain

V Claremont: Southern Hub is a new monthly food and goods market at the Claremont Civic Centre from 09:30 to 14:30. Entry is free. Indoor entertainment for the whole family will be provided, coupled with a festive atmospheric mix of southern style blues and electro-swing. Email southernhubmarket@gmail.com for details. Sunday 1 June V UCT: Victor Tichart and La Dolce Vita Events present My Favourite Things, a spectacular concert of classical favourites and comedy, featuring Victor Tichart (piano), Lisa White (oboe) and a surprise guest. The concert starts at 17:30 at UCT College of Music in the Chisholm Recital room. Tickets are R100 and R80. Call 072 969 7297. Wednesday 4 June V Rosebank: A public meeting to formalise the Friends of the Rosebank Village Green and to elect a steering committee will take place at 19:30 at the Guide Hall in Alma Road. Everyone who is interested in the green space next to the Liesbeek River are welcome. Email Gill Lanham at lanfam@mweb.co.za. Thursday 5 June V Kenilworth: The Friends of Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area invite all to a talk and demonstration with live snakes, by renowned reptile enthusiast and snake handler, Vardaman Hahndiek at 19:30 for 19:00pm in the Protea Room, at Kenilworth Racecourse. FKRCA members enter at no cost. Adult non-members pay R20 and children R10. Call Chanelle (021) 700 1843. Monday 9 June V Rosebank: The next meeting for the Groote Schuur branch of SAARP will be at the Methodist Church at 10:00.


NEWS 5

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

PINELANDS: OFFICERS GO DOOR TO DOOR TO MOBILISE RESIDENTS

Police drive home their point ASTRID FEBRUARIE @FebAstrid

T

o get the community involved in the fight against crime, Pinelands police along with the neighbourhood watch have embarked on a door-to-door campaign. The objective of the awareness campaign was to mobilise the Pinelands community to act against any criminal activities in the neighbourhood. The awareness campaign took place on Wednesday 21 May from 18:00 until 21:00.

Warrant officer Tando Sonjica says residents can get involved by joining forces with police through the community policing forum and Pinelands Neighbourhood Watch. “Residents and the neighbourhood watch are the ‘eyes and ears’ of the police and it is important for them all to work together against crime,” she says. Sonjica says working together they can continue to reduce crime in the community as is currently the case. “We have seen a significant reduction in burglaries and theft out of motor vehicles,”

PLATTEKLOOF II R10 500 000

DESIGNERS DREAM HOME LIVE THE DREAM! 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 kitchens, 2 fire places, 2 guest toilets, Koi Pond, Dining room with built-in Living Reefaquarium, motor- driven roof window, viewing from roof deck, glass walled wine room and many more glossy features. Sonja Olivier 084 483 3552 www.elbannrealestate.co.za

she says. During the door to door campaign pamphlets containing safety tips were distributed to the residents. “We provided the residents with vital information which included crime tips which could help them in a difficult situation,” she says. Sonjica says residents were also urged to always be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious behaviour to the police. Peter Hofmann, chairperson of the Pinelands Neighbourhood Watch, says the cam-

paign was well supported by both residents and the police. “There was about 56 residents and 18 police officers along with members of the neighbourhood watch gathered at the police station to take part on the awareness campaign,” he says. Hofmann says that the residents, neighbourhood watch and the community have the same objective, which is to reduce crime in their area. “Through this campaign we were able to make bring the community together against the fight against crime.”


6 WORD ON THE STREET

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

Fuss over the Foreshore

T

he Foreshore is earmarked for revamp costing over R1.6bn. This is to be completed by 2016. By 2020, another revamp worth billions will again take place. Among the biggest changes will be the expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre – to the tune of R832m. A R500m renewal of the Standard Bank building is also underway. Is this money well spent? Here’s what People’s Post readers had to say.

NIC GROBLER says it is very heartbreaking that so much money is budgeted for the Foreshore. “The elderly battle to get through the month, yet millions are spent on that.” PHOTOS: JODY FORTUIN

CHANTAL VAN DER LINDE believes that the City is wasting the money. “There are so many homeless people that need help. The money should be used for the people suffering in our city.”

ZUKISWA NQOLOBE thinks the Foreshore is beautiful enough. “They need to get more staff for the public clinics and they need to build hospitals in the townships instead of wasting the money.”

MICHELLE PARENT believes the resources should be used on people who need it. “We have a beautiful Foreshore already and it should stay that way, They should donate it to the Aids research.”

NEEL CHADEE thinks there are plenty of other projects which need money. “The Foreshore is modern enough. The City needs to focus on poverty and stop using taxes to please the tourists.”

MARNE VELDSMAN says tourism is a big part of what makes Cape Town businesses excel. “Before they revamp the Foreshore, they should fix the roads and infrastructure.”

SIPHENKNOSI GQIBA gives the plan his approval. “The Foreshore is beautiful, but if they make it even better there will be so much more tourists. More tourists means more business.”

K’bosch hands back lush garden Creating a cleaner and greener environment in Athlone, one school at a time. Four years ago, Belthorn Primarywas adopted by Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (NBG) to beautify the premises. Now, Together with the South African National Biodiversity Institute, NBG handed the premises back to the school with verdant gardens as the crown jewels. In 2009, Kirstenbosch (NGB) joined forces with Belthorn Primary to grow a garden for the school to use for multiple purposes. Kirstenbosch (NGB) maintained the garden by providing 68 different plants, compost and other garden materials to grow

their colourful garden. Over the years, Kirstenbosch (NGB) helped Belthorn Primary keep up the garden and they held special classes at the school that would teach the staff and pupils how to manage a garden. Anneen Abels, principal of Belthorn Primary says: “The garden has become a peaceful place for the pupils to enjoy. It immediately relaxes you when you walk through it.” The pupils also use the garden to research plants in their science class. “The pupils can use their skills and practise greening outside our school gates by starting in their own yard and then expanding to the community,” says Abels.

II PP 00511 B

Make Toast!

FREE PARKING | www.kenilworthcentre.co.za | For further information please call 021 671 5054

Recycling Glass saves electricity on our national grid.

www.tgrc.co.za

Gospel dinner to raise funds The Christian Benevolent Society will host a gospel evening that includes a four-course meal on Sunday 1 June. The event will take place at the Ashford Hall in Heathfield from 17:00 until 21:00. The funds will be used to cover costs of programmes. Tickets cost R120 and guests will enjoy good music and great food. Phone Murlen on (021) 837 1144 .


NEWS 7

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

LEGAL ACTION: CALL TO HALT DAGGA-RELATED CASES

L NA GI I R eO Th

Dagga Party’s legal wrangle

SABLE SQUARE • OTTERY • PAROW

M

h e r. c u o V p i nnger weekly p o h S 1 win S “horse.”

NICOLE MCCAIN @nickymccain

ass action in front of the Cape Town High Court by the Dagga Party has called for the judiciary to postpone all dagga-related cases, as the party challenges the drug’s ban. A number of cases have been paused over the past year as the State is called upon to justify the legislation banning the drug, says party leader Jeremy Acton. He believes a precedent has been set and a temporary stay must now be offered across the county until the cases which challenge the constitutionality of dagga prohibition are finalised. The application does not seek to prevent arrests by the police, Acton says, as the dagga laws must still be changed. “This will grant ordinary people equal rights to those who have been given the right to stay their prosecutions, thus citizens’ rights are upheld. It will instantly reduce the massive costs of prosecutions in the courts, but may – if the prohibition is not overturned – lead to a backlog which may have to be caught up with later,” he says. Jacques Sibomana, spokesperson for the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders is concerned the national stay could cause a backlog at courts. “It will affect the court roll. People will be kept in limbo, not knowing whether or

more than you bargained for!

not the prosecution will continue. Some cases may fall through the cracks and dockets will get lost. It will be an administrative nightmare,” he says. But Acton says the stay will not cause a hassle. “I do not foresee any harm to society arising from the granting of the order, but I do see a lessening of harms and costs to society in the immediate and long term, which arise from the prohibition, and which are substantial. Prosecution for cannabis is more damaging to anyone than the cannabis itself.” The stay will impact on police officers, Sibomana warns. “Police will become very demoralised as there will be no logical conclusion to their hard work and consequently they will start ignoring these transgressions,” he frets. However, Acton says the police would have to continue arrests under their constitutional mandate. “If this order is granted tomorrow, prosecutors nationwide could instruct the police to only concentrate on cultivation, and larger quantities, but to confiscate smaller amounts without charging the person. That would minimise harms for the ordinary user,” he says. “This should maintain a balanced legal situation while the future of dagga is considered in the courts.” Sibomana suggests a different approach to dagga-related cases, including behaviour change programmes, non-custodial responses and programme interventions which concentrate on awareness

WIN

0 0 2 R SM 48389 ,50 to ost R1 c SMS

Price – Value – Variety RUSSEL 072 426 8898 | MICHELE 084 859 9110 | JUDY 021 838 1799 Find us on Facebook

Price – Value – Variety

7

OPEN DAYS

CELLPHONE ACCESSORIES - CAR ACCESSORIES - LUGGAGE - KIDS THEME PARTY GOODIES - CHINESE FOOD - STATIONERY - COSMETICS - HATS SHOES - INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE - TOYS - UNDERWEAR CURTAINS AND RUGS - BAGS - JEWELRY - PARTY COSTUMES - NOVELTIES

THE BIGGEST PLASTICS WAREHOUSE IN AFRICA

STORAGE SOLUTIONS AT KILLER PRICES ADDIS THE INDISPENSABLE ROUGH TOTE UTILITY CONTAINER 3 SIZE COMBO

KILLER DEAL

STORAGE CONTAINER WITH WHEELS ASSORTED COLOURS

R1290

30l, 45l & 68l

R189 LL 3 FOR

SAVE R50

A

STORAGE BOX

E R2 SAVEACH

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

TOYS

STATIONERY

HOBBY LIFE MULTIBOX CONTAINERS

BLACK/ GREY

STORAGE

CATERING

CRYSTAL 6.5l R29 SAVE 10 STORAGE 16l R55 SAVE 10 24l R59 SAVE 15 BOXES WITH LIDS

160l

R189 R2 0

CLEAR DVD BOX WITH LID CLEAR CD BOX WITH LID

SAVE

OUTDOOR

HEAD OFFICE: TEL: 021 911 5555. WESTERN CAPE: RETREAT: TEL:021 701 0566; GREEN POINT TEL: 021 418 7805; SOMERSET WEST TEL: 021 852 1605; KENILWORTH TEL: 021 671 3114; BELLVILLE TEL: 021 948 3767 EASTERN CAPE: PORT ELIZABETH TEL: 041-368 6551, EAST LONDON TEL: 043-726 3679 FREE STATE: BLOEMFONTEIN TEL: 051-421 0029 GAUTENG VAAL TRIANGLE: VANDERBIJLPARK TEL: 016-985 2822 ERRORS & OMISSIONS EXCLUDED. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES. OFFERS VALID UNTIL 25 JUNE 2014, OR WHILST STOCKS LAST. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: WWW.MAMBOSPLASTICS.CO.ZA

1.5l 3l 5l 8l

INDUSTRIAL

R17 SAVE R5 R30 SAVE R6 R43 SAVE R10 R60 SAVE R15

BUY ANY 2 FOR

R12030 SAVE R

CLEANING, YOU NAME IT

LCA_MAM_0035_29_05

85l

CLEAR, PINK & BLUE


8 PHOTOS

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

PEACE TABLE: OVER R15M RAISED

Breaking bread for charity

T

he Cape Town leg of The Peace Table at the weekend saw locals coming out in throngs to support various organisations in need of assistance. The Peace Table, an annual event held on Africa Day and attended by 700 people, draws attention to the fact that food security

is a major issue on the continent. The event has, to date, raised just over R15m and is the beginning of the Cape Town Food Week. The other events this week are the Food Hospitality World and the Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show, both taking place at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

UNIFIED: A total of 700 people braved a Cape Town winter’s day to support various charities at The Peace Table, an annual event held at Table Mountain on Africa Day, Sunday 25 May. Guests were warmed by the hospitality, a three-course meal prepared by top chefs and fine wines. Saying prayers, religious leaders reminded guests of the significance of the event which was attended by people from all backgrounds sitting together to enjoy a meal and visiting. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

SUPPORT: Janine and Nathan Eagles.

NETWORKING: Ayanda Tini from Sea Point and Lauren Parks from Fairways.

MODEL APPEAL: Models Sethy Gwazube, Jimi Ogunlayja and Adau Mornyang from Sea Point.

GOOD TIMES: Evashnie Padayachee of Rondebosch and Shavina Padayachee from Blouberg.

STAR QUALITY: Jimmy Nevis of Athlone and Danine Naidoo of Table View.

CHATTING: Heather Inggs from Plumstead, Jessica Bowman from Heathfield and Angie Swail from Heathfield.

+ R55 FREE

Airtime*

MAKESHIFT RAMP: Runway models made do with the street ramp, showing off garments by top African designers David Tlale, KLÛK CGDT, Craig Port, Loin Cloth & Ashes from Tanzania and MaXhosa by Laduma. Guests were entertained by Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Kristi Lowe, Vicky Sampson and Amazink, while DJ René Tanguy provided the beats inbetween sets.

SWIPE, SNAP & SHARE WITH NOKIA NOKIA ASHA 503 SMARTPHONE CASH PRICE

R999R1120

CASH PRICE

R1899

71

NOKIA ASHA 205 CHAT EDITION

ON PREPAID

CASH PRICE

R649

PM R2131 R180 x12 Total repayment On your account: 22.1% interest 12

Capture more with a 5MP camera, Faster sharing with 3.5G, Fastlane - a simpler, faster user interface, Whatsapp, Foursquare & loads more

Also available in black or white.

82

FREE Vodacom starter pack

FEATURES: 4” Super-Sensitive Display, Perfect shot always with SmartShoot, Free Voice Guided Navigation, Mix Radio with over 24 Million Tracks, Sync Life and Office with OneDrive

FEATURES:

ON PREPAID

PM R723 x12 Total repayment R65 On your account: 22.1% interest

Requires a microsim

Requires a microsim

TFGMOBILE302014

Brought to you by Vodacom

NOKIA LUMIA 520

ON PREPAID

PM x12 Total repayment R95 On your account: 22.1% interest

Also available in white. While stocks last.

HAVING A LAUGH: Steven Pitt and Jo Badenhorst from Green Point.

Also available in black.

Available at these stores - all part of TFG (The Foschini Group):

Terms and conditions apply. Pricing and interest rate correct at time of going to print. *Offer valid while promotional stocks last. E&OE.

FEATURES: Dedicated Facebook Key for easy access, Find your Point of Interest with Nokia Nearby, Nokia Slam for easy Bluetooth sharing, Instant Messaging with Whatsapp


NEWS 9

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

HEALTH: CONSUMERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW

‘Shoe rubber’ bread outrage DESIREÉ RORKE @dezzierorke

A

potentially harmful chemical additive in local bread products will be removed sooner than initially indicated following consumers’ outrage that this very substance is used in the manufacturing of shoe rubber. Azodicarbonamide (ADA) is a chemical used to “condition” dough for Sasko breads and baked products from Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Steers burgers and Wimpy burgers. ADA has been banned from foodstuffs in countries like the UK, Australia and Europe after the World Health Organisation linked it to respiratory issues, allergies and asthma, but is still legally permitted, albeit in small amounts, in the US and South Africa. In the making of rubber and other plastics ADA acts as a kind of “baking powder” to make the material lighter and more elastic. In baked products it is used to render the dough softer, lighter and more moist. It first came to the attention of American consumers in February this year when a Non-Profit Environmental Working Group released a report titled 500 Ways to Make a Yoga Mat Sandwich, listing some 500 foods containing ADA.

Risk to humans This was followed by a consumer petition calling on a US sandwich company to withdraw the chemical from their products. The concerns highlighted in this report, states that two chemicals are released when bread is baked with ADA: urethane, a recognised carcinogen; and semicarbazide, which poses a risk to humans. The history of how ADA became a food additive is described in report as follows: “In centuries past, flour fresh from the mill had to age several months before it could be kneaded into dough and popped into the oven. But in 1956 a New Jersey chemical, pharmaceuticals and engineering firm called Wallace & Tiernan, best known for inventing a mass water chlorination process, discovered that ADA caused flour to achieve maturing action without long storage. The result, the firm’s patent application stated, was commercial bread that was ‘light, soft and suitably moist, yet suitably firm or resilient, with crusts and internal properties of a pleasing and palatable nature’.” The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thus approved ADA as a food additive in 1962. Back home the use of ADA is regulated to levels of 45 parts per million, an amount so

‘Tough Love’ seminar

Phasing out “The removal (of ADA) is imminent. In the interim we will meticulously monitor the use of ADA in the product in question to ensure we continue to comply with government regulations,” said Hale. The hamburger rolls used in Wimpy and Steers burgers are the only product in this groups supply chain which contain ADA. Pick n Pay technical division general

Run a Laptop

II PP 00511 A

Addiction Online Lifeline will host a Love Is Tough seminar on Saturday 31 May. The seminar will be presented by Peter Guess, an addiction counsellor with 30 years experience in the field. The seminar is from 08:00 to 12:30. V For more information and to register online go to www.AddictionOnlineLifeline.weebly.com. Alternatively contact Peter Guess on 072 092 3315.

small it is said to be non- toxic. This, however, could not be unquestionably proven. A 1999 chemical assessment report by the World Health Organisation stated the effects of exposure to ADA in humans has not been fully evaluated because there is no data available detailing such. The report stated that the most frequent reported effects of repeated exposure to ADA were respiratory symptoms and skin reactions. More alarmingly, it concludes that the potential toxic and carcinogenic effects of ADA in humans has not been studied. Three weeks ago South African brands still using ADA committed to withdraw the chemical from their foods by the end of July, after a report in the Sunday Times. Scores of consumers were outraged, demanding the products containing ADA should be taken off the shelves immediately. Consumer Joyce Solomon from Vredekloof Heights feels so strongly about this that she has taken it upon herself to educate consumers in shops. “When I see shoppers loading Sasko bread, I go over and tell them about the harmful chemical. People must know what they are eating. It is banned in so many First World countries, for a good reason, why not here? In South Africa, millions of poor families rely on bread as a staple food, without the luxury of fresh fruit and vegetables or any other nutrients, daily. Who knows what harm has been done to them by this chemical?” she asks. What worries Solomon most is that these companies planned to phase out the product over three months. Solomon believes all ADA products should be removed from the shelves immediately. “Nobody seems to care. Consumers seem to be complacent, not taking care in what they are buying or eating and how this could affect their health” she says. In response to the outcry several brands have expedited the process of withdrawing ADA from their products. Darren Hale, chief executive officer of Food Services at Famous Brands (Wimpy and Steers), last week told TygerBurger they are aiming to have this product totally removed by the end of June 2014.

If everyone in the country collected one bottle a month, for one year, we would have enough power to light up a city the size of Johannesburg.

www.tgrc.co.za

manager Cindy Jenks said Pick n Pay no longer uses any premixes containing ADA in any of their bakeries or house brand products. Pioneer Foods, manufacturer of Sasko Bread, stated the phasing out of ADA in their breads has been in process for a long time. “We shall be able to replace it long before July 2014, as previously communicated,” said group executive of corporate affairs and sustainability, Lulu Khumalo. Woolworths on Monday confirmed it has asked their supply chain to phase out the use of ADA by the end of May 2014. “In response to customer concerns, we no longer use a number of ingredients including tartrazine and MSG in our foods, removing the non-nutritive (artificial) sweeteners aspartame, cyclamate and saccharin,” the company stated.

Compliance “While we do not use ADA in biscuits, pastries, croissants, muffins, cakes and we no longer use it in our bread, we do use ADA in a limited number of other bakery products,” stated a Woolworths press release.

Sarita van Wyk from Checkers stated the group only buys bread from reputable millers and bakers such as Sasko, and cannot comment on which ingredients they add to their final products, but are assured these all comply with current regulations. “From our enquiries to Sasko we learnt that ADA is added in the milling process at a level of less than 45mg per kilogram, which is the legally permitted allowance in South Africa,”she said. V Sources: WHO, Environmental Working Group and Wikipedia.


10 CLASSIFIEDS

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

Classifieds

Waar kopers verkopers ontmoet

: 0860 11 69 18 – classifieds@peoplespost.com

“ Te l l i n g i t a s i t i s �

ADVERTISE ANY SERVICES/ PRODUCTS HERE:

A FULL COLOUR ad From only R 150,00 excl. VAT per week per area* on a 4 week Special! (5cm down x 1 col across)

*Cape Flats – Mitchells Plain, Athlone, Lansdowne, Grassy Park & Retreat. *Southern Suburbs – Claremont/Rondebosch, Constantia/Wynberg, City Edition & Woodstock/Maitland *False Bay- Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Westlake, Fish Hoek, Kommetjie etc. Contact our Consultants on 0860 116 918 or email

Ph 021 – 000 0000

haniefa.jefferies@media24.com lisas@media24.com

for further information.

.

.

.

FOR SALE

BUSINESS

WANTED

.

.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

OPPORTUNITIES

. Alice, is looking for 3 days job exp. av. Call: 071 066 7561 . Angela, is looking for every day char work, ref & exp. av. Call: 078 510 7017 . Babalwa, 30 yrs, is looking for domestic work, exp. in based home care Call: 078 123 4324 . Blessing is looking for a domestic job 3 yrs exp. Call: 074 530 3414 . Brenda, is looking for 3 days work, ref. av. Call: 071 942 2923 . Busi, is looking for char work, exp. & ref. av. Call: 084 263 2629 . Eunice, is looking fro thurs. & wed. work, good ref. & exp. Call: 073 803 0536 . Frank, is looking for 5 days job. Call: 071 958 3142 . Glady is looking for 4 days work, exp. & ref. av. Call: 079 738 3590 . Gladys, is looking for 3 days char work, good with children, ref. av. Call: 073 297 3360 . Happiness, is looking for every day char work, ref. & exp. av Call: 078 739 1115 . Innocent is looking for a 5 days job. Call: 073 255 8900 . jennifer is looking for 3 days char work. Call: 078 333 5698 . Jolly, is looking for a job for 5 days Call: 061 298 6728 . Mienda, is looking for char work. Call: 078 017 5678

.

1620

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

WANTED TO BUY .

1675

CASH!!! CASH!!!

ANTIQUES, BRIC-ABRAC, FURNITURE, SILVER, GOLD, JEWELLERY, CLOCKS, WATCHES, PAINTINGS We also loan money on your valuables Ph 072 424 5659 021-462 4976 .

3601

2415

. AVON REPS REQD Sms or email ur name, address & cell number to Julia 082 871 6589 ladyjuliak@ telkomsa.net .

HOLIDAY & TRAVEL .

ACCOMMODATION 2635

. GORDONS Bay S/catering holiday accomodation, 6 & 8 sleeper from R1 000 p/night % 079 522 4309 www.weekendescape.co.za .

EMPLOYMENT

.

GENERAL 3680

.

.

.

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

1401

I BUY, SELL AND REPAIR ALL FRIDGES, FREEZERS AND APPLIANCES DEAD OR ALIVE. PH: 084 985 7425 / 021-836 6678

GENERAL & HOME SERVICES .

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 1801

1405

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

.

LOANS 1445

. APPLY NOW LOANS same day app. T&C's apply. % 081 449 6824 1435

CHIEF NAMBAGA * Financial problems * Marriage problems * Unfinished jobs *One day special prayer 060 444 8325 .

CHIEF OMAR

SAME DAY RESULTS * Men's problems * Love problems *Money luck * Financial Problems * Love spells Unfinished jobs FREE 021 825 5109 072 244 5991 Call for app-Cape Town .

.

.

MAMA REMAH * Financial problems * Troubled marriages * Unfinished jobs with other doctors 078 825 3563 Mitchell's Plain, Promenade

HERBALISTS .

PROF ABDUL * One day special prayer * Financial problems * Relationship problems * Unfinished jobs 078 947 1018 .

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

START EARNING NOW

.

PERSONAL SEVICES

GOOD NEWS COME EXPERIENCE MWALIMUS MIRACLE He uses zamzam water (holy water). And his strongest prayers in healing and solving life problems. Wash away all the problems in your life. Let it be relationship, marriage, work, finance. Are you in a difficult situation in your life and you feel that there is no way out? Why not contact or visit mwalimu for his strongest prayers. Ph 021 - 825 5986 or 073 427 3421

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

#      $ 

   ""  %"

 &!  &!   &  &  .

. ALL BUILDING plans drawn up and submitted to council. % 021-701 6276 or 082 863 9133 .

CARPENTRY 1874

. SPECIALISING HANGING DOORS -30 yrs EXP Mr M Harris 021-392 2894, 073 293 3952 .

.

TRAINING & EDUCATION 1480

5 ,& 4 , HOTELS, BIG SUPERMARKETS & BIG COMPANIES URGENTLY NEEDS .20 Receptionists/ Office Admin Staff .30 Cashiers .20 Barmen .30 Waitrons .20 Porters .10 Data Capturers . 10 Cruize ship staff . 8 Flight attendents/ Cabin crew .50 Cleaners/Housekeepers Visit us at 118 St. George's Mall, 2nd Floor, Cape Town, or call 021 424 5949 021 820 3682 078 062 1672

.

GARDEN & IRRIGATION .

1825

QUICKTRIM GARDEN SERVICE Tree-felling with a difference. Also garden maintenance, mowing, trimming, flower beds, refuse removal and much more. Ph 082 875 5260

.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS INTERIOR

TRANSPORT & STORAGE 1870

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

Rob's Transport and removals. Best, reliable rates in any town. Cell - 076 521 5153

Blouberg & Northen Suburbs 072 320 8611 021 829 0490

.

freddyblinds@mweb.co.za www.freddysblinds.com

Hygiene & Bug’s ‘R’ Us Guaranteed Effective PEST CONTROL

3680

. .

Fleas

www. kingswaycollege.co.za info@kingswaycollege.co.za #Project Management # Electrical Engineering # Civil Engineering # Mechanical Engineering # Tourism # Public Management # Marketing Management # Human Resource # Business Management # Public Relations #English & Xhosa # Police & Traffic # Wholesale Trade # Information Tech (IT) # Bookkeeping # Economics & Accounting # Office Administration # Aviation courses # Vocational Courses #Retail Trade #Pastel Accounting # Flight attendant #Nursing # Database # System Support # Cert. Port E. Learning # MATRIC - RE-WRITE SHORT & LONG COURSES 17 Heerengracht Str. Pier House, 7th floor, Office 701, next to Park Inn Hotel Cape Town. Tel: 021 421 9170 / 021 481 4287 / 021 828 2416 Fax: 021 418 7909

Spiders

Li c e

Bird Removal & Proofing “They Bug You We Bug Them!� For a FREE Quotation Call * Bellville * Cape Town * Claremont * Goodwood * Paarl * Table View * Kraaifontein

3765

.

Cockroaches

Rodents, Bedbugs,

TRAINING COURSES .

An t s

Crickets

CALL TO BE EMPLOYED NOW 20 Housekeepers /cleaners, 13 Cashiers, 16 porters 10 data capturers, 8 waitrons, 12 bartenders 11 Call centres, 16 Bank tellers, 5 Cruise ship attendants, 7 flight attendants, 8 Receptionists 17 Heerengracht Street, Pier House, 7th Floor, office 701, Next to Park Inn Hotel Cape Town Call: 021 828 2416 / 081 8277 046 /079 485 5896

-

021 949 5915 021 425 2363 021 674 5327 021 591 5209 021 872 4083 021 556 5601 021 987 6798

10% Discount for domestic business .

(T’s & C’s apply)

.

PLATTEKLOOF II R10 500 000

DESIGNERS DREAM HOME LIVE THE DREAM!

“ Te l l i n g i t a s i t i s �

1860

Seapoint & Southern Suburbs 084 463 4877 021 671 0442

(Registered PCO & Member of SAPCA)

1835

. REMOVAL OF GARDEN REFUSE, tree branches, home, garage & office junk. Ph Nigel 083 426 5058 .

We do NEW blinds We REPAIR blinds We REPAIR awnings We CLEAN Awnings & blinds We do repairs on electrical blinds, awnings & curtains.

GENERAL

. PAINTING and general handyman. Ph 021-712 4923 .

RUBBLE REMOVAAL

The blind repair specialist

3600

Kingsway College For Computing & Business Study

BUILDING PLANS

FREDDY’S BLINDS

EMPLOYMENT

  



1802

. DEBT CONSOLIDATION Up to R230 000. Blacklisted, bad credit record welcome Office 605, 18 Lower Burg Str, Cape Town % 021 837 1578 info@debtcon.co.za

.

       

Sales professionals needed to start immediately Own car a must, no experience required Full training offered, App set by co. R12 000 to START Comm, incentives, bonuses Phone 021 510 0095 or SMS name, age, area to 072 623 0516 .

. Miranda, is looking for a job Call: 073 168 1027 . Mirriam, is looking for 3 days work, ref & exp. av Call: 073 263 4658 . Muhamadi, is looking for a general job for 5 days. Call: 083 861 3313 . Nomawabo, is looking for char work Call: 074 964 3565 . Nontobeko, is looking for work, exp. & ref. av. Call: 084 257 3765 . Olga, is looking for a gob Call: 078 256 1617 . Olivia, is looking for char work for 3 days call: 073 742 6599 . patience, is looking for a daily domestic job. Call: 084 216 8797 . Patricia, is looking for 2 days work, good ref. & exp. Call; 071 005 7601 . Talia, is looking for char work with ref. Call: 078 441 6110 . THANDI, is looking for domestic & cleaning work ref., and10 yrs. exp. call: 083 964 0069 . Thandi, is looking for every day char work , exp. av. Call: 074 574 3393 . Thandy, is looking for domestic workk, 4 yrs exp. Call: 084 355 5039 . Thembi, is looking for 5 days char work. Call; 061 911 8508 . Thulisiwe, is looking fro 2 days job, good ref. & exp. Call: 078 972 5274 . Thuliswa, is looking for 2 days char work, good ref. 7 exp. Call: 078 972 5274 . Veronica, is looking for general work, 4 yrs exp. call: 078 070 6080

Please note that our classified advertising deadline is strictly as follows: Tuesdays at 15:00 Please contact our call centre to place your adverts 0860 11 7520/21

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 kitchens, 2 fire places, 2 guest toilets, Koi Pond, Diningroom with built-in Living Reef-aquarium, motor- driven roof window, viewing from roof deck, glass walled wine room and many more glossy features.

Sonja Olivier 084 483 3552 www.elbannrealestate.co.za


SPORT 11

PEOPLE'S POST | CLAREMONT | RONDEBOSCH Thursday, 29 May 2014

Ironman Morris takes on world’s best LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT

A

Camps Bay triathlete is set compete at the sport’s toughest level after qualifying for the Ironman World Championships. Adrian Morris is set to push himself through a 3.85km swim, 180.24km cycle and a 42.2km run in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in October. Morris qualified for the championships by finishing second in his age group at the Ironman South African Championships in Port Elizabeth in April. He has been working towards the goal for almost 10 years. “I got into the Ironman distance triathlons eight years ago; it has always been my goal to compete at the World Championships,” he says. “The was a great sense of achievement (after qualifying). I have been close for a long

time and I was second at a previous Ironman SA, but there was only one slot available at that event. You have to persist – that is part of Ironman teaches you. You don’t give up; you keep trying. If you have the belief you will eventually get it.” Morris may have achieved his goal, but he insists he isn’t going to the World Championships just to make up the numbers. The endurance athlete plunged back into his training regime just a few weeks after qualifying in PE. He currently spends around 16 hours a week training and will ramp up the workload gradually until he eventually spends 24 hours swimming, running and cycling each week. “It’s just the beginning of the journey. You can’t say you have made it, because it becomes a new challenge,” Morris says. “When you get there, everybody believes they can win, whereas at a local championship there are many people trying to just

make it to the finish. If everyone is competing, it’s a much more pressurised environment – that changes the dynamic. You have to be well prepared.” The 54-year-old got into the sport of triathlon 20 years ago, after calling time on a solo sailing career which saw him represent SA at world championships. He took up triathlon because of the variety it offered. Morris’ passion for the sport is what allows him to train hard, without neglecting other import spheres of his life. “I enjoy it – that’s the most important thing,” he says. “I enjoy every day, every swim, run or cycle, and that is what keeps me motivated. It’s incorporated into what I do. As soon as that disappears, then it’s over; I won’t have the will to do it.” Morris aims to finish in the top 10 at the World Championships and believes the feat is possible when comparing his times to those of top 10 finishers at previous editions.

HARD AS NAILS: Camps Bay’s Adrian Morris will compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii later this year.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Van As, Green Mamba on pole LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT A Fish Hoek resident is well on his way to sealing legendary status in one of the world most extreme forms of motorsport. Extreme off-road driving sees competitors drive over cliffs, up steep angles and over boulders in 4x4s which are either modified or completely standard. Sun Valley’s Mike van As competed in the sport from 2000 to 2010 and returned last year after a two-year sabbatical. GREEN AND MEAN: Fish Hoek resident Mike van As guides his Van As finished his first modified Land Rover, Green Mamba, over an obstacle at an season back in second place Extreme Off-Road Driving event in March. PHOTO: SUPPLIED in his category and currently leads the standings after two events this hicle, which had to be retired after suffering a bent and warped chassis at an event. season. Although damage like this is common“I came first at the second event two weeks ago and I’m currently on top of the stand- place in the sport, Van As has never failed to finish an event during his 11 years of comings,” he says. “It was awesome; it was one of those events petition. This, he believes, plays a major role where everything just fell into place – noth- in his success and longevity. “The passion for the sport is what it’s all ing happened to the car and I drove like a master. I showed the youngsters that the old about, as well as the will to win and a very man hasn’t lost it yet. There were two obsta- capable vehicle,” he says. “Being a professional mechanic and havcles were no one could plot a route through, ing built the car myself plays a major role, besides me.” The current season started in March and because when you understand the mechanends around November, with just four events ics of the car, you understand the weak left to run. At each event, Van As and his points of a car. If your car doesn’t break, you competitors must conquer 12 obstacles to can win. My mentor taught me: to come first claim the points they need to win their class, you first have to finish.” He adds that his aim is to go one better than the overall event and the championship. The mechanic and business owner races in last year and take the title outright this seathe modified standard category, in a Land son. The next Extreme off-road driving event Rover named Green Mamba, which he built from scratch with the help of his daughter. will take place on Saturday 2 August at Zone Van As previously competed in another ve- Seven, on the N7.

YOUNG SPORTS STARS: The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the Africa Day Sport Star Recognition Awards on Friday 23 May. Here under-7 karate champion Hilalane Varara (left), under-8 African chess champion Natasha Joubert (centre) and under-10 African chess champion Seth-Riley Adams (right) show off their awards with provincial minister of cultural affairs and sport, Dr Ivan Meyer. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Over 50 Years of Real Estate Excellence Website: www.aidaprospur.co.za

OUR SERVICES INCLUDES

Negotiable Commission Free Market valuations buying, selling & letting

Let the Professionals take care of all your housing needs Wetton Ofice. 021 761 0707

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

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

SDAVIES 073 773 5723

MISHKAAH 079 521 4355

MARIAM 082 641 2157

GILLEAN 073 551 2625

AQEELAH 074 042 4168

FATAANA 072 343 8844

FRANK 082 827 8421

KEITH 084 888 2526

NAJWA 082 377 7027

ISHERENE 083 350 2777

SHEREENA 072 435 4085

SUBI 082 336 7639

ANTHONY 079 018 7866

CASSIEEM 083 926 7822

YUSUF 082 783 2160

HEATHER 072 374 9801

TOHIERAH 076 928 9336

ZAHIDA 073 379 0400

CLAREMONT OFFICE 021 671 0512

Everything we touch turns to SOLD

MITCHELLS PLAIN 021 391 2200

SAEEDA 083 519 4159

ARMIEN 071 159 0991

EACH FRANCHISE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

JESICHA 073 698 9260

FATGIEYA 073 632 3889

HOT STEPPER: A Rondebosch Lion’s Club team member tries to evade an opponent from Sweet Valley Primary School during a game of Tag Rugby at the Gary Kirsten Oval at Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School on Saturday. Players from several schools in Cape Town, including Constantia Waldorf and Sun Valley primary schools, were introduced to Tag Rugby at the clinic.PHOTO: SUPPLIED


Advertise your business in the

Claremont / Rondebosch Area

(30,834 newspapers distributed weekly) Account Manager: Wendy

Aanhuizen Tel : 021 910 6558 Cell : 076 1490 233 wendy.aanhuizen@media24.com

SPORT

VDH ATTORNEYS

We deal with the following matters :

 BAIL & CRIMINAL (24hrs)  BUSINESS CONTRACTS & EVICTIONS etc  CIVIL CLAIMS & DEBT COLLECTING  DIVORCE, MAINTENANCE & CUSTODY  LABOUR (Unfair dismissal)  WILLS & ESTATES

For Quick results contact : Sonja 076 5036 916 Email: scarelse24@gmail.com www.vdhattorneys.co.za

THURSDAY 29 May 2014 | People's Post | Page 12 | 0021 910 6500 | ppost.mobi

CONTROL: Central Hockey Club’s Ben Cheminous (left) dribbles past Pinelands High School’s Jordan Turner during an under-14 match at Vygieskraal Sports Complex on Saturday. Central were convincing 7-0 winners.PHO-

ALMOST THROUGH: Rondebosch Boys’ High School player Clyde Martch (left) bursts past Paul Roos Gymnasium flank Mitchell Carstens during an under-19A match in Stellenbosch on Saturday. Paul Roos won 31-21. PHOTO: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES

TO: RASHIED ISAACS

Derby time in Southern League LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT

M

asiphumelele RFC extended their lead at the top of the Western Province Club Rugby Southern League by trouncing Richmond Rangers away from home last Saturday. The Noordhoek side went into the fixture with a perfect record, claiming five points in all four of their previous fixtures. Masi kicked off the season with a 25-11 win over Lagunya, thrashed Thistles 47-0, drubbed Bishop Lavis 64-5 and pummelled Peninsula 49-5, before brushing aside Richmond Rangers 42-3 at the weekend. The run of impressive victories leaves Masi on 25 points, three points ahead of secondplaced Young Wesleys, with a game in hand. The Pumas will undoubtedly continue tearing apart all challengers, starting with Young Brothers who visit the Noordhoek Sports Field on Saturday 31 May.

Brothers, who have won three of their six games and occupy fifth place on the table, are unlikely to pick up points. Meanwhile, Retreat RFC will play their second regional derby in as many weeks when they visit Lakeside to face Peninsula RFC on Saturday. Retreat have had an inconsistent season so far, losing four matches and winning two. The season started with a 17-3 loss to Young Wesleys, a narrow 8-6 loss to Lagunya followed and then a 26-23 defeat to Thistles. Retreat stopped the rot by beating Bishop Lavis 26-5, but then slumped to a 15-8 loss to Rocklands, before thumping Grassy Park’s Titans RFC 32-6 last Saturday. Peninsula have fared slightly better, losing two games and winning three. They opened the season with a 31-7 loss to Rocklands, but responded to beat Titans 18-8 in their next fixture, thrash Richmond Rangers 43-5 in the next and scrape past Young Brothers 18-23.

But their run of wins came to a crashing halt against Masi and a crushing 45-7 loss to Young Wesleys followed in the next game. However, form will have little impact on the derby, which features one of the fiercest rivalries in the Cape. Titans will also be in action on Saturday, hosting fourth-placed Lagunya. They lost their opening game to Peninsu-

la, beat Richmond Rangers 36-8 and sneaked past Young Brothers 18-15. They suffered heavy losses in their next three fixtures, with a 45-15 loss to Young Wesleys coming between the defeats to Masi and Retreat. Lagunya will feel confident of leaving Rooikrans Sports Complex with a five-point victory. V All matches will kick-off at 16:00 on Saturday.

Remington

CLAREMONT Cnr Dreyer str & Toffee Lane

Tel: 021 683 6230

STEENBERG

Shop 323A, Main Road, Steenberg

Tel: 021 701 4644

BELLVILLE TABLE VIEW BLOEMFONTEIN WORCESTER 021 946 3690 021 556 6369 051 448 3370 023 347 8586 WESTGATEMALL GEORGE N1 CITY 044 874 4099 021 595 2298 021 374 4839

Cape Gate and N1 City are open Sundays from 9am to 1pm. See our full range and pricing at www.mrsuithire.co.za or

BED BUYS B B

Owner's Guarantee

Rest Assured Matrix

Orthopaedic

If I can't beat anyone's price on the same bedset, I will give you

The low price Bed Guys

Valid 'til end June

Heavy Duty

Edblo 7 Crown Pillow Top

15 year

warranty

Double

R3 990 10

R3 790

R4 990

R4 190

Queen

King

Parow 021 935 0444

year

warranty

Double

12 year

warranty

Buy Authentic

Queen

Brackenfell 021 981 1520

Smashing Prices On All 'Top Brands'

Pine Bunk Beds

Cloud Nine

My Lowest Price Guarantee

Including Mattresses

Single

R3 590

BED BUSTERS B B

R200 CASH www.bedbuys.co.za

R2 190

140kg Per Person

.

Full 1 Year Guarantee

R1 790

Double

+ FREE

Pillow

R2 690

R2 190 with Every Bedset Purchased O-Shape

R3 290

R2 690

Double Queen

R4 390

King

Triple

year

1

guarrantee

R2 390

Ottery 021 703 3300

Metal

Salt River 021 447 5266

Peoples post claremont 29 may 2014  

Peoples post claremont 29 may 2014

Advertisement