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Up in arms over RDP properties TARREN­LEE HABELGAARN

A DEVELOPMENT that is falling apart is turning the dream of home ownership into a nightmare for a Westlake community.

FALLING APART: Patrick Hey­ nes, a resident, shows People’s Post how one of the RDP homes in Westlake is falling apart. Photo: Tarren­Lee Habelgaarn

Residents of RDP houses in Westlake are furious at the poor state of the houses. After living in an informal settlement, the dwellings they thought would be a blessing are now proving to be an unpleasant burden. Patrick Heynes, chairperson of the Westlake Home Owners’ and Residents’ Association, says: “The infrastructure of the community and the way in which the houses are built are not where they are supposed to be.” Homes in the area are falling apart, they say. Heynes showed People’s Post how most of the homes have no ceilings, the flooring is incomplete and each house was fitted with a single light in the centre of the dwelling. “The walls are so badly constructed that when you try to hit a nail into the wall to hang a picture, the bricks fall out,” says Heynes. Many members of the community feel they have been handed the short end of the stick with the substandard buildings. Another problem which has been identified is the absence of a fire wall between the houses, which are semi-detached. Another resident, Renola Men-

toor, says her property almost burned down due to an electrical fault in a neighbouring house. According to Heynes the development should have seen 700 homes being built in Westlake, but is 62 houses short of the total tally Ernest Sonnenberg, Mayoral Committee member of Human Settlements, says: “The number of houses built was according to the Land Availability Agreement.” The initial land used for the development, however, has not always belonged to the City. “At the time the land belonged to the provincial government,” says Sonnenberg. Residents have expressed concerns that the development and their housing issues will strain on longstanding neighbourly relationships. Frustrations have manifested in other ways. One resident, who will not be named, says she has complained to the police of her neighbours smoking dagga in their house when it rains. Still, Mentoor feels it is a good area and the residents have built a good relationship with each other in spite of escalating concerns. “This area was just bush before we came,” says Heynes, who suspects the other land was sold to companies. The City adds: “The subsidy housing was only part of a bigger development which included open market houses and business sites.”


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Remembering your spirit Dear reader,

him home with her. He protested by drawing a picture of me, complete with long hair – as opposed to her short hair – and then showing her who his mother is. To her telling him that the name he is known by was not his name, he promptly wrote down the five letters of his name. Although I was angry at the bad timing, I was very proud of my son for standing his ground and asserting his identity. I was also proud of his confidence; and ability to spell and

We are well into the first week of Ramadan, a holy month during which Muslims throughout the world go without food, drink and physical intimacies from sunrise to sunset. The month is spent performing extra prayers (Taraweeh), remaining spiritually contemplative and repentant, and showing empathy and charity towards those less privileged. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and is known for its spiritual and health benefits. Those who have fasted for many years will know how testing a journey it can be. Foregoing food and drink is the easier part. Remaining steadfast in your spiritual resolve and resisting provocation is the hard part. It is especially trying when, in addition to the usual demands of your professional and personal life, you are faced with extra challenges. The beauty of being in a state of fasting though is that your body and mind automatically transcends base urges and, even if you wanted to lash out in anger at someone who has annoyed you, you invariably find yourself unable to. Usually by the end of Ramadan, Muslims feel sad for a host of reasons. Some regret not optimising the spiritual growth opportunity, others feel a sense of loss of the unity experienced, and many undertake to uphold the practices of kindness and sharing. My challenge as I progress through this month,will be to act selflessly and contain my emotions as I brace myself for one of the toughest challenges of my life; that of letting the little boy who has known me as his mother for five of his six years learn that he has another mother. Two weeks ago, my foster son’s life was turned upside down when he met his birth mother, whom he hadn’t seen in four years. She took him one side and quietly told him that she was his real mother and wanted to take

draw. Sadly, he was traumatised after this meeting, constantly expressing his fear at being taken away from his home and parents. Through mutual agreement, a series of regular visits aimed at reuniting my son with his biological family has been scheduled, with the first one meant to have taken place today. I was relieved when the social worker informed me yesterday that the visit had been cancelled. But I know that future interactions are inevitable and that I cannot control the processes that may stem from them. What I can do is protect my son from hurt, remind all parties concerned that decisions should be made in his, not the adults’ best interests and continue to provide a safe, loving home for him. In a perfect world, I would have protected my son from some of his life truths, but as the older and responsible one, I know that life seldom goes according to plan. As I look forward to Ramadan and the peace and strength it will bring me, I am also aware that it will be a crucial time for me to choose the correct responses to influence a positive outcome for the child entrusted to me. ’Til next time, go well! ConnectED is a weekly column by People’s Post editor Feroza Miller-Isaacs who can be contacted on feroza@peoplespost.co.za. People’s Post in online. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za.

MARINE FUNDI: For the second year running Khonzani Lembeni (pictured), a teacher at the Two Oceans Aquarium (TOA) Environmental Education Centre, has won the Best Presentation Award at the annual Marine and Coastal Educators’ Network conference. The winning presentation is called Fish Mathematics and deals with dwindling fish stocks and the legislation that applies to the harvesting of fish. The lesson also incorporates numeracy and literacy skills. “At first I was nervous when my boss selected me from the Aquarium’s education team to present at the national conference. I am very proud to receive this award and – as I said on the day – this award is for my TOA education team”, said Lembeni. Photo: Supplied

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Homeowner rattled by two burglars FOR THE FATHER OF THE NATION: Best Buddies Educare in Hout Bay celebrated Madiba’s birthday in style, with face­painting and loads of fun. Photographed on the day at the back, from left, are teachers Florence Mitchell and Shana Warner. In front, from left, is Olivia van Ginneken, Lilly Ndebele, Oliver Bearne, Tatum Marthinus and Mateo Sun. Photo: Supplied

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The dogs were locked up in the back yard at the time. It is thought that the robbers used a tree to climb over the wall and onto the property.” . A report issued by the City of Cape Town says: “During a joint operation with the South African Police Services in Hout Bay, officers arrested six motorists; while in Grassy Park officers arrested nine motorists – all on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.” In Hout Bay, officers arrested one suspect for possession of drugs after he was found with tik. . In a similar incident Metro police arrested another suspect for possession of drugs after he was found with 10 mandrax tablets and two packets of tik. . Seven suspects were arrested on the same charge in Steenberg and Muizenberg after officers found and confiscated 33 dagga stoppe, a mandrax tablet, and a packet of tik.

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Tuesday 24 July 2012

Cops on civvy duty – a joke or not? The official opposition, the DA, has reportedly said nobody will take seriously a police officer with

SCEPTICAL: Pe­ ter Samuel says: “There are no metal detec­ tors at police stations and an­ ybody can liter­ ally walk in.” An former firefight­ er, he says back in the day they used to have to clean their own fire engines; now they have cleaners do it. He says the police should look after themselves, but he doesn’t think it will happen. “If it does, what will they do will the money they save?” Photo: Teresa Fischer

TO THE POINT: Can­ dice Berg says: “They are police of­ ficers so they should be able to guard their own sta­ tions.” Photo:

BE RESOURCE­ FUL: Myrtle Christian says police stations should use the services at hand. Christian says: “I know some police sta­ tions with hold­ ing cells use the people in the holding cells to help clean around the station. This way they can do something constructive instead of doing nothing all day. It can also carry a lot of clout for them when they appear in court.” Photo: Sum­ mer Jacobs

DOUBTFUL: Deliwe Shaba (30) says it is a bad idea. She says: “Police have enough work. As it stands there is just about enough police officers to fight crime. These police officers cannot be ex­ pected to clean and guard police sta­ tions when they should be protecting us.” Photo: Laila Majiet

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Rita Sheldon believes protecting people is the first and foremost duty of the police. Sheldon says: “They should not be asked to do menial tasks. They have been trained and are paid to provide the service of pro­ tection, not to keep things tidy.” Photo: Summer Jacobs

UNFAIR: Real estate agent Ashraf Khan thinks “police have a big enough task sweeping the streets of crime. We cannot be calling on po­ lice and be told they’re too busy guarding police stations or mopping to attend to our crime concerns. Chil­ dren are not going to want to become police officers anymore”.

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A hidden community TARREN­LEE HABELGAARN

DRIVING down Victoria Road, bordering Elfindale, it would be easy to miss a veiled community. Victoria Lodge – on the left-hand side of Victoria Road – is what 47 residents call home. This informal settlement, adjacent to a busy road, is clearly visible to traffic, but, with the exception of those living at Victoria Lodge, few others may venture there. Toothless smiles, runny noses and gazes which speak of experiences beyond their years greeted People’s Post on a visit to Victoria Lodge on Thursday. “I’ve been living here for 20 years,” says Victoria Lodge resident Shireen Salie. “My son used to live with me, but now he has cancer so he’s in a special home because he can no longer live here with me.” She adds it is very cold and wet in winter as the rain trickles through the cracks of her informal home. There are 17 similar such shelters in the informal settlement. There are two toilets and a few taps to share. When asked how they get food, Salie says: “We scratch in the big black bins and walk from house to house asking for food.” Plumstead resident Michelle Davies is one of few outsiders who takes food to residents of Victoria Lodge. Davies says: “I especially feel sorry for the little children who are hungry; so every Thursday I take them food.” The residents here don’t have much, but are grateful and contented with what they do have, explains Davies. Devien de Jagger, who lives there with his three children, explains that local churches and individual community members often provide them with food and clothing. “When people come here and give our children food or clothes it is a good day. And when the people are gone,” says De Jagger “that’s a bad day.” The toilets and access to electricity is courtesy of the City of Cape Town. Ward councillor Jan Burger says people in informal settlements have the same rights as anyone else. “This is one of many registered informal settlements

(Safe) sex on the brain? POETS have until the end of this month to submit work to the third annual national poetry challenge. The third annual Drama for Live (DFL) Lover + Another national poetry challenge launches its innovative performance poetry talent search. It is aimed at giving tertiary students, the youth (17- to 30-year-olds) and the wider community the opportunity to confront the realities of specifically multiple sexual relationships, HIV and Aids. Entries are open now and close on Tuesday 30 July. Regional semi-finals are on Saturday 4 August, while the finals are on Friday 17 August. There are no registration and entry fees. Entries may be written in any of the 11 official languages, with entries in languages other than English be accompanied by a written translation. Each participant may enter not more than two poems and they must be original works. The finals takes place at Wits Theatre on Saturday 25 August. More info from Lover+Another Cape Town regional coordinator Toni Stuart 071 573 3597 or via email tonistuart@gmail.com.

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YOUNG PATRIOTS: The Grade R pupils of Pixie Playland in Brocker Way, Tokai, were offered the opportunity to sing Happy Birthday to Madiba along with other songs, at the opening of an Early Child­ hood Development con­ ference in Newlands on Wednesday. The 14 excit­ ed children above all sang and made actions while singing children songs such as Head, Shoulders. Knee’s and Toes. With the assistance of their class teacher and an assist­ ant,who put the entire program together and coached the children, they arrived at Newlands Sports Science Centre and sang with all their hearts and big smiles. Photo: Supplied IN TUNE: Pupils of Westcott Primary School in Diep River joined in on celebrating Mande­ la Day by singing a special birthday song for the former president. Here, from left, Karl de Kock, Reece Ross and Kyle Henry. Photo: Supplied

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Register your pet now THE CITY of Cape Town would like to remind all pet owners to apply for any additional pets they might have, as set in the City’s Animal Bylaw 2010, before the 31 July deadline. The Pet Registration process is in line with the City of Cape Town’s Animal Bylaw of 2010 where, instead of buying an annual dog licence, pet owners are simply required to register all cats and dogs kept on their property. Pet owners applying timeously for more animals than they are permitted for their properties will qualify for automatic sanction/permission. Hereafter, they may be fined for their excess animals and for pets without a chip, name tag or tattoo to identify them. Pet owners applying after this deadline can be assured that their applications for more animals than permitted per property will never be unreasonably denied. The application process commenced on 1 March.

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SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) are seeking youths aged 18 to 25 – who are passionate about protecting the environment – to embark on a year­long training programme to become a leader in sustainability. The pro­ gramme will see the selected youths adapting sustainable technologies for demonstration to implement in the a communi­ ty of their choice, while also becoming familiar with technologies related to energy, water, soil and waste. Candidates will first need to attend a three­day contact session from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 August at Wessa in Kirstenhof. All costs related to the programme will be covered by Wessa. The application deadline is Sunday 29 July. For further information contact Phindile Mangwana 0 (021) 701 1397 or 2 phindile@wessa.co.za. Photographed during last year’s programme is Ian van der Schyff from Lavender Hill and Amalia de Abreu from Plumstead, experimenting with a solar­powered desk light. Photo: Supplied

The deadline for the City’s pet registration programme, which is designed to develop a database of all domestic animals in Cape Town, has been set as 31 August. The pet registration process is also in line with the City’s Animal Bylaw of 2010, which prescribes registration of all dogs and cats kept on domestic properties. Owners of unregistered pets may be issued a compliance notice, followed by a fine of R300. Failure to adhere will lead to any unregistered animals being confiscated and impounded under the Animal Bylaw. Applicants are encouraged to use the online registration as this will avoid errors in data capturing and will also allow for an immediate email response to the applicant as proof of registration. Electronic forms can be completed on the City’s website at www.capetown.gov.za. or requested from the following email address lawenforcement@capetown.gov.za. Printed forms also can be obtained from any local public library

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NEWS

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Tails wag on Mandela Day THE animals were the beneficiaries of much love when more than 50 people converged on the Cape of Good Hope SPCA. The two-legged friends spent Mandela Day volunteering at the SPCA, in celebration of the former president’s 94th birthday. Officers of the SA Navy and Metro Police got their hands dirty cleaning stables and kennels, grooming horses, gardening and walking dogs. “It was fulfilling to serve the animals – instead of people – for a change,” says SA Navy Commander Harry Gwala. “When our crew discussed what they wanted to do for Mandela Day, we decided this year the animals needed our attention, too. And we are very happy to

have spent the day at the SPCA.” Others helped, too. Pupils of Fairview Primary, in Grassy Park, collected R1683. And Shireen Salie donated her winnings of a competition she entered at work. “I’m a 200% animal lover and I’m in awe of the good work carried out by the SPCA. The chance to help out in some way is an absolute honour.” Staff of Milpark Business School, in Claremont, also donated bags of pet food, toys, treats and blankets. “We are absolutely thrilled at the amount of support we’ve received today,” says volunteer manager Juan August. “And we hope that many of the individuals who spent their time helping our cause will be back again in future.”

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY: Members of the City’s Metro Police spent 67 min at the SPCA on Mandela Day. Photos: Supplied

HELLO THERE: Milpark Business School’s Jenna Sleep, Dion Brand and Amy Aebischer (obscured) get to know some of the animals.

INQUISITIVE: Jacki, a dog rescued and cared for by the SPCA, takes a sniff of the donated goods from Millpark Business School in Claremont.

HERE KITTY: Shi­ reen Salie (right) from Tokai donat­ ed R1000 to the SPCA on Mande­ la Day. Pictured with her is SPCA cattery manager Nazeema Roodt.

GETTING DIRTY: SA Navy officers, from left, K Lekola, M Nethenadzi and A Potgieter spent Mandela Day mucking out stables at the SPCA.


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Thursday 26 July Hout Bay: Friends of the Hout Bay Museum will host a fireside chat with guest speaker Eva Christian who will speak on My travels in Ethiopia at 18:30 at the Museum. All welcome to join for soup, glühwein and garlic bread. Tickets cost R30 for members and R40 for non-members. For more information on the informal and cosy talk call 0 (021) 790 3270.

Friday 27 July Constantia: The NPO Hear2day will hold a meeting at 17:30 for 18:00 at the Constantiaberg Mediclinic. Jenny Perold, a speech therapist and audiologist, will explore the theme of Cochlear Implants for the young and old. Visit www.hear2day.co.za or 2 Tello@hear2day.com for more information.

Saturday 28 July Rondebosch: The Great Archaeologists and their Legacies is the theme for the day school at The Egyptian Society of South Africa. Lectures start at 10:00 at the Chisholm Room, UCT College of Music (behind the Baxter Theatre). There will be three lectures by Keith Grenville, Anlen Boshoff and Professor Anthony Humphreys. There will also be a buffet luncheon. Seats are limited. Tickets for members are R140, non-members R150 and students R80. Obtain more information from Jean Smith on 0 (021) 557 5082. Constantia: The Domestic Animal Rescue Group (Darg) will hold a fundraising book sale at Constantia Village Courtyard from 09:00 until 14:00. Used fiction and non-fiction books will be on sale. For details phone Joy 0 083 770 6814.

Hout Bay: Kronendal Primary School will hold a car boot sale at the school grounds in Andrews Road from 10:00 until 13:00. Find a treasure in the trunk and boot loads of bargains. Refreshments, bric-a-brac, toys, sporting equipment, clothes and books will be on sale. Entry is free, while vendors pay R50 a car. Phone 0 (021) 790 2060 to book your place. Tokai: The Karoo Animal Protection Society will hold its monthly charity bonanza at 7 Moorland Crescent from 09:15 until 11:30. Lots of bargains will be on sale, including jewellery, winter clothes and shoes, bags, linen, kitchenware, books, bric-a-brac, collectables, pictures and glassware. Call Lynne 0 (021) 794 5387. Meadowridge: The Lions Club of Bergvliet will hold its monthly book sale at Park ’n Shop from 08:00 until 12:15 Donations of books are welcome and can be dropped off at the sale. They will also collect. Direct enquiries to Sandy on 0 (021) 762 1048. Plumstead: The Plumstead Presbyterian Church will hold a car boot sale at the church grounds in Victoria Road from 08:00 until noon. Vendors can enter at R30 a car. For more information call Pam Miller 0 (021) 762 1376.

Monday 30 July Constantia: A combined Community Policing Forum (CPF) and Constantia Valley Watches Association public meeting will be held at the Alphen Centre in Constantia Main Road at 19:00. The motivational speaker and Planet Hollywood bomb blast survivor Bruce Walsh will be the guest speaker. Direct enquiries to Charmaine Lillie 0 (021) 797 9111.

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Tuesday 24 July 2012

Mies Julie stuns audience IT WAS the cross-colour kiss in August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie which sparked a national outcry by right-wing Afrikaners. Their resistance to love across the racial divide spawned protests, death threats and pressure to have the production banned. Almost 27 years later, writer and director Yael Farber’s adaptation Mies Julie comes to the Baxter Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival. In a single night, a young woman and her father’s servant peel away the layers which have

separated them from each other. Farber says she set out to articulate the myriad issues which face South Africans. This includes addressing that which seems unresolvable, such as land ownership. Farber says her adaptation does not seek to answer these questions, but asks that we “take a fearless look at what sits beneath”. The audience seemed a little shell-shocked when the play ended, hesitating before breaking into applause. Mies Julie runs until this Thursday.

THEATRE LOVERS: From left are Mamello Ndebele,Ntabulo Ndebele and Mpho Ndebele.

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MINGLING: Hilda Cronje, who plays the female lead in Mies Julie, is flanked by Baxolele Zono, left, and Luvuyo Gayi. Photo: Teresa Fischer

PROUD: Actress Thoko Ntshinga (centre) with her son Gugu Madlala and Sisanda Ntshinga. Describing it as reflecting the “wanting of to­ getherness” among South Africans, Madlala believes the play should be a setwork in schools because of its truth. Photo: Teresa Fischer

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LEADER

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Safety wrap THE Summer Olympics kick off in London on Friday. One of the major concerns levelled at the SA 2010 World Cup Soccer – crime – is coming back to haunt London. Among the most barbed voices in the world media, the Brits simply could not reign in their negativity around a safe world event in this former colony. History has proven their fears unfounded. Now the same questions are being asked of the London Olympics. How safe will visitors and athletes be? In particular, Israeli athletes who mark the 40th anniversary of the Games in Munich, Germany, when terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches. Chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, Sebastian Coe, has promised a “safe and secure” event. Coe fielded media enquiries after the failure of private security company G4S to provide adequate security staff. This has led to 3 500 more British troops being called in, making it about 17 000 troops on duty to keep Coe true to his word. Safety of another matter has also been an issue. Sex workers in Newham, the east London area which houses the stadium, have been bearing the brunt of a police blitz. The expected influx of two million visitors for the Olympics will, it is reportedly predicted, inject £13bn into the UK economy over the next four years. Perhaps safe sex is the one aspect of personal safety visitors to London may not have to worry about. A crime associated directly with the SA Soccer World Cup – the armed robbery of three foreign reporters covering the Portuguese soccer team at a four-star high-security lodge near Johannesburg – has at the time been solved promptly. Two Zimbabweans and a Nigerian were arrested, charged, tried, convicted and sentenced in one of 54 special courts set up. The world waits to see if the same efficiency can be expected of London.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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COMEDY ON THE BAY: Bay Harbour Market launches its Comedy Supper Club on Wednesday 1 Au­ gust from 18:00 until 21:00. The launch will see comedians Rob van Vuuren (pic­ tured), Mum­z and Marc Lottering take to the stage from 19:30. Tickets cost R60 from the Boom Bar and R70 at the door. Proceeds of the night will go to Hout Bay Cares. Photo: Sup­ plied

ROCK ON! Trinity Nightclub hosts rock band Lark for their Gong is Struk launch tour on Friday 27 July from 21:00. Tickets cost R50 and will be sold at the door. Alternatively purchase your ticket from Webtickets. Photo: Supplied

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Tuesday 24 July 2012

CROWNED CHAMPIONS: Wynberg Boys’ High School under­18A hockey team was crowned champions of the Cape Town International Hockey Festival after beating defending champions, New South Wales Bushrangers from Austral­ ia, 2­0 on Sunday. Photo: Gavin Withers

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ON THE RUN: A New South Wales Bush Rangers player tries to evade a Wyn­ berg Boy’s defender during the final of the Cape Town International Hockey Festival at Hartleyvale on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Gavin Withers

Wynberg crowned champions WYNBERG BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL and Somerset College won the respective boys’ and girls’ finals of the Cape Town International Hockey Festival at Hartleyvale on Sunday afternoon. The competition saw 32 girls and boys under-18 club and school hockey teams from

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across the world compete for the winner’s trophy. Wynberg Boy’s High’s under-18A side overcame a challenge by last year’s winners, New South Wales Bushrangers, with a hardfought 2-0 victory after a goalless first half. Wynberg’s goals were scored by Dylan Grobler and boys’ Player of the Tournament,

Jason Smith. It was a grudge match in more ways than one, as the 2011 boys’ final had seen the Bushrangers shade Wynberg 2-1. The leading goal scorer in the boys’ tournament was Elmarco Stoman of Paarl Gim, with seven successful strikes. In the girls’ final Somerset, well led by

girls’ Player of the Tournament Natasha Rootenberg, underlined their class with an emphatic 7-0 win over a spirited DF Malan High after leading 3-0 at half-time. The tournament started on Wednesday 18 July and all games were played at either UCT, Hartleyvale or Bergvliet High School.

Pinelands Athletic Club turns 75 THE Pinelands Athletic Club celebrates its 75th anniversary with several events in August. On Sunday 5 August the annual McKenna Scott 10km road run and 5km fun run starts and finishes at the Lower Oval in Pinelands. The club also hosts a cocktail party at the clubhouse for ex-chairmen, vice presidents, sponsors and VIPs on Tuesday 7 August. They are also arranging for as many members as possible to run in the annual Don Lock 8km road race in Claremont on Sunday 19 August. Each Pinelands runner will be given a specially designed balloon to run with and finger snacks will be served to all members after the race. On Friday 31 August a gala black tie dinner dance for members and their partners is hosted at the Pinelands Town Hall. For more information phone Kaare James 0 072 444 8082.

Charity golf day in Westlake THE Pringle Foundation Charity Golf Day takes place at the Westlake Golf Club on Friday 31 August. The foundation was formed by former Protea swing bowler Meyrick Pringle, who will be in attendance on the day. Other celebrities such as Supersport commentator, Jeremy Fredericks and Good Hope FM breakfast show host, Guy McDonald will also be at the event. Chris Hani Secondary School in Khayelitsha will be the beneficiary of the event. For more information call Grant Pringle 0 074 761 8592.


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BIG BURST: False Bay’s Stef Swanich tries to break through the Tygerberg defence during a Super League A match in Constantia on Saturday. Tygerberg won 20­12. Photo: Gavin Withers

Tuesday 24 July 2012

HANGING ON: A Tygerberg forward attempts to drag down False Bay lock Christo Brand during a Super League A match in Constantia on Saturday. Photo: Gavin Withers

Bay lose relegation scrap LIAM MOSES

FALSE BAY RFC is quickly running out of opportunities to ensure its survival in the apex league of club rugby in Cape Town. The Constantia-based side are currently third from bottom on the Super League A table – only one point away from second-last club Tygerberg, to whom they lost on Saturday. Bay still holds the key to their survival, but they will have to pick up as many points as possible in their next five games and hope Villager, Tygerberg and Belhar do not score any victories. They were clear-cut favourites for Saturday’s game at Phillip Herbstein, as their opponents went into the match glued to the bottom of the table and having won their first

game in 11 fixtures the previous week against fellow stragglers Belhar. It seemed Tygerberg were destined for relegation and a future in the Super League B, but the team and their small, but vocal, group of travelling supporters has clearly refused to accept what was thought to be inevitable. The game was a hard-fought, gritty affair from the first to the final minute, as both teams sought ascendancy, points and, ultimately, the log points that could ensure their status. After a period spent defending in their half, the home side opened the scoring through a drop goal from flyhalf Andri Claasen. Bay continued to apply pressure, but the visitors took the fortuitous lead after capitalising on an error. The ball was dropped during a False Bay attack, kicked through by a Tygerberg player and eighthman Alconray Botha’s long chase

RUNNING AWAY WITH IT: JP Prinsloo of Durbanville­Bellville races towards the Villager tryline during the Super League A match at Brookside in Claremont on Friday evening. The visitors won the 25­0. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

up field was rewarded when he gathered to score. Flyhalf Antonie Brestwick added the extras. The second-half saw the teams sharing possession and territory. FBay goaled three penalties, and controversially had one denied after only one of the assistant-referees raised his flag. And Tygerberg responded with two of their own penalties to take the score to 13-12. And they put the game beyond reach when Angelo Brinkhuys drove over the line late in the second half. Brestwick was on hand again to slot the conversion. The 20-12 victory has provided an interesting twist to the relegation fight and could result in two of the Southern-Peninsula’s oldest and most established teams dropping out of the top-flight. Villager, South Africa’s second oldest club, lost 25-0 to log leaders Durbanville-Bellville

at Brookside on Friday. The loss was their 10th in 12 games and sees them languishing in tenth place with just ten points to their name. The Dirty Whites travel to Maties, Victorians and False Bay in their next three games, before hosting Schotschekloof-Walmers, and then playing their last two games away from home against Tygerberg and UCT. False Bay, meanwhile, will host UCT, play Belhar away, host Villager, and then travel to Victorians and Maties in their final two matches. Villager can hope for losing bonus points – at most – in their final games, while Bay is completely capable of beating Belhar and Villager. While several permutations are still possible at this stage and all the clubs could still ensure its survival, one of the two southern suburbs teams could find themselves in the Super League B next season.

LEAPING OVER: Izak Saayman of Durbanville­Bellville beats Shane Vallender of Villager during a Super League A match between the two sides at Brookside in Claremont on Friday evening. The visitors won 25­0. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images


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