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Association objects to development GERDA VON BENECKE
HE PROPOSED development of Constantia Uitsig farm will not only have a negative impact, and establish appalling precedent in the area but the proposal is also said to fly “in the face of almost every planning police”, while offering “no spatial or environmental public benefits”, says the Constantia Property Owners’ Association (CPOA). In a 27-page report prepared by consultants hired by the CPOA to provide “professional and expert comment on the planning, heritage and land reform issues” surrounding the development, a number of objections were raised. These, together with comment and objections from other interested and affected parties, have been sent to the City of Cape Town, which is expected to pass it on to Doug Jeffery Environmental Consultants employed by the Constantia Uitsig owners. Doug Jeffery Environmental Consultants will use these to draw up a Draft Environmental Assessment Report for the development. The development of the site entails the construction of 30 single residential units, a new winery, 12 new guest rooms, a new farm manager’s house and the relocation of the stables and workshop. In what is planned to be the first
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land reform project in the Constantia Valley, it is also intended that workers become owners and shareholders of the farm. The accommodation part of the proposal, thus, depends on whether the land reform participants choose to stay on the property according to limited tenure conditions, or move to Westlake where they will have their own plots. The plan also includes moving the urban edge, as well as “formalising” the commercial zoning of the existing hotel and spa, two restaurants and the cricket field. The CPOA objects to the development on the grounds of it having a “significant negative impact” on the area. The report suggests that the development appears to “only serve the narrow interests of the owners of Uitsig and, to a questionable degree, at best 20 farm workers”. The CPOA also says the proposed land reform initiative is “misdirected” as the applicant’s motivation for the proposed Land Reform lacks detail as to the structure of the Land Reform transaction, its funding, the liabilities to be incurred by farm workers, measures to ensure their meaningful participation in decision-making, or the timing of the transaction. Residents questioned the motive of the initiative, considering it “nothing more than a covert attempt to advance the commercial activities of the Uitsig Farm”. The CPOA also accused the Uitsig owners of trying to “short circuit the decision-making process and avoid full and proper local input by the subcouncil
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and other municipal structures” in their request that Council not exercise its delegated authority but submit its recommendations to provincial government to take the necessary decisions. “This application involves amendments, departures, rezoning, subdivision and policy decisions which are at the heart of the municipality’s core business,” reads the CPOA’s objection. The CPOA also believes the farm’s heritage and cultural significance has to be taken into account. It wants a survey of all heritage resources on the farm and an assessment of its relation to the Constantia-Tokai Valley and the Cape Winelands undertaken on behalf of the applicant. The CPOA objects to the possible commercial rezoning of the cricket field, the restaurants and the extension of the hotel complex due to the possible noise nuisances and traffic congestion. According to Lawrie Mackintosh, chairperson of the Constantia Uitsig Wine Estates, the workers will be made shareholders of the farms whether they decide to live on the
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farm or not. Mackintosh says the request by the consultants to sidestep certain planning administrative processes in relation to the development was made to “streamline” the process so that decisions that needed to be made by provincial department did not have to go through the city too. In reaction to the objections raised by the CPOA, Mackintosh says that while he understands it is normal for the public to have an emotional response to change and development, he wants to assure them that the impact of the development on the area will be minimal. Mackintosh says there would be no nett loss in agricultural land due to the development. Also, as they are opening a new winery, they have no interest in scaling down on farming. The extension of the hotel, says Mackintosh, would also help grow the farm as a tourist site, in turn providing employment and benefiting the Constantia area. As for the objections that the development will detract from the rural lifestyle of the area, Mackintosh says a map of Constantia shows the
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area is already largely built up, with complexes where the same people objecting to the development are residing. Doug Jeffery, of Doug Jeffery Environmental Consultants, says the draft report will be made available for public comment for a period of 40 days, when the public will also have the opportunity to discuss concerns and issues with the various specialists. Jeffery says the objections and comments received on the draft report will be assessed to decide whether further work needs to be done or answers need to be provided in the Final Environmental Assessment. This final report, says Jeffery, will be made available for public comment for 21 days and will be handed to the Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP) with all other objections and comments. The DEADP will make a decision on whether the project will be authorised with conditions, or refused, and inform the applicant of its decision.
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CHAMPIONS: Wynberg Boys’ High School recently took home the spoils in the third Cape Town Crick et Club New Balance school’s sica side tournament held at the Boon Wallace Oval in Plumstead. In a re peat of last year’s final, they faced defending champions, Rondebosch Boys’ High School. However, they were able to successfully defend their total of 58/1 to win the silver ware. The team also boasts the in dividual achievement of opening batsman, David Bedgingham, who was awarded the best batsman award for his 101 runs in just four innings. Photo: Supplied
A DECADE into providing quality sports and cultural activities for people of all ages, The Future Factory – the brainchild of former Shoprite/Checkers Woman of the Year winner Anne Siroky – is expanding at a rapid pace.
CHAMPION: Gordon Makalima (right) from the Bergvliet Bowls Club was recently crowned WP men’s novice singles champion af ter a compe tition at the Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club. Makali ma learnt the game of bowls while working as the groundsman at the Bergv liet sports complex, where he has been employed for more than 20 years. Photographed with Makalima at the handover of prizes was Ron Delport, president of the WP Bowling Association. Anyone interested in joining the Bergvliet club is encouraged to call Dave on 072 237 5809.
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MISS ING: Members of the Johnson family of Plum stead are desper ately try ing to find their fa ther, Jere my John son (49), whom they last heard from in August. He has been spotted in various places across the country. His daughter, Tamsyn, says his disappearance is completely out of character. Anyone with information can con tact the Diep River Police on (021) 7107300 or Tamsyn on 083 696 9575.
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And with the non-profit organisation finally securing central and safe premises at the College of Cape Town in Broad Road, Wynberg, Siroky believes the organisation can only grow from strength to strength. With programmes such as the Mass Participation Sports Development project for youths, in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, the kickboxing and fitness programme by martial arts expert, Ian Arendse, and the drama classes by Natasha Barclay, The Future Factory aims to get people of all ages to follow a healthy and confident lifestyle through sport and cultural activities. “Thus far we have managed to host outreach programmes at all the schools in the Wynberg area,” Siroky says. “But we want to encourage more people to join the organisation or the different projects offered. The partnership we have struck up with the college is fantastic and the students and lecturers are getting involved, with the enrichment programme which we run. It has now been time-tabled as a subject.” The Mass Participation Sports Development programme, run by Juliette Jacobs, Donovan Rossouw and Emmanuel Ngubo on weekday afternoons, was launched in August 2010, and aims to keep children off the streets after school, and keep them fit through sports and play. “We make it fun for them by playing games, so that they can forget about their problems at home,” Ngubo says. “And we want them to learn while they play. Thus far, we have been working with 10 primary schools in the Wynberg area and the response has been fantastic. Some of the teachers have contacted us and informed us that the children cannot wait to come back. They have also said the discipline of the children has improved.” The Future Factory has also been hosting drama classes every Friday and Saturday since October last year. The classes are presented by Natasha Barclay. “We focus on the development of domestic skills, improvisation, confidence building and public speaking,” Barclay says. “I believe that the creative arts go well with sport, as children are able to express things from a different part of the brain which is being stimulated and developed. It
THE TEAM: Anne Siroky (centre) with some members of the team of service providers at The Future Factory. Photo: Supplied also runs alongside progress in academics.” She adds that it is “remarkable” to see how the children transform. “Some of them came here as introverts who did not really speak or interact,” Barclay says. “But those are the ones who are now oozing confidence and are the leaders of the group.” Former national hockey and softball player, Jillian Alexander, will also start running a mini hockey academy for children aged four to 12 years old from the first week in March. “I believe that installing the basics of the sport from a young age is crucial to how that player will develop in the future,” Alexander says. “But we do it with fun activities, with discipline as the basis. We also formed a minileague with two amateur clubs, which gives the children an opportunity to showcase their skills in matches.” The karate, kick-boxing aerobics, self-defence and personal training programme is offered by Ian Arendse. “The aim of the programme is to empower people with life skills and an integrated exercise system,” he says. Together with Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) Athlone, The Future Factory will also run relays at the venue. “With the correct marketing and support form communities, we can grow this project to something bigger,” says coordinator, Cecilia Daniels. “It is an opportunity for survivors, families and all those affected by the illness to get together and fight it with a support system in place.” Action Against Aids, a non-governmental organisation, has also linked up with The Future Factory. “Our mobile team has been split into non-medical sites to make it possible for us to service the schools we have tested at before. Our services are offered free of charge,” says coordinator, Natasha Booysen. For more information on The Future Factory and its programmes, call Siroky on 073 190 8208.
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BANDANA DAY FOR THE SPCA: The Adventure Club at Simon van der Stel Pri mary School, together with the rest of the learners at the school, held a special Ban dana Day – the fist of its kind – as a fundrais ing project for the SPCA, on Wednesday 23 February. About 80 learn ers from Grade 0 to Grade 7 supported the fundraising project, organised by Jacques Pratt, a teacher at the school and founder of the Adventure Club. All learners received cards on which they wrote their names, thereby agreeing to treat all animals with respect and the required responsibility. The school’s goal is to make Bandana Day a national event from 2012. Photo: Jacques Pratt
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of the puppet theatre are ideal for children’s birthday parties. Mobile puppet theatres for birthday parties and private functions are also available. For more information please call Alison on (021) 783-2063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Rainbow Puppet Theatre is situated at the Constantia Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia.
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Resident fires shots as wouldbe robbers flee
JUST MADE IT: The city’s Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting for the new intake at Youngs field military base. Ac cording to Commander Glyn Shepherd of the training academy at the Epping Fire Station, the last four days saw about 15 000 hopefuls attend ing the fitness evalua tion. The evaluation in cluded a 2.4 km run to be completed in 12 minutes, sit ups, bench presses and a fire fighter’s lift. Seen here is Wayne Sternsdorf of the Fire and Rescue Service getting ready to blow the whistle to indicate the cutoff time for the 2.4 km run. With one second left Ry an Polman (27) of Grassy Park on the left and Mthandazo Tafane (30) of Kasovo on the right just made it.
ing into a silver Mercedes-Benz, which was waiting outside the house. No arrests have been made. Anyone with further information should please call Captain Ivan McLean on (021) 799-1319. . In other news in the Wynberg cluster area, police seized drugs with a street value of R10 000 and arrested three men. Kirstenhof police spokesperson, Constable Deidre Solomon, says the arrest was made under the command of Lieutenant Colonel André Nel on Wednesday 23 February, in a joint operation by police from Kirstenhof, Diep River and Wynberg. Solomon says police were led by a tip-off to a house in Westlake where the three suspects were found in possession of twenty units of heroin, thirty units of crack cocaine and two plastic bank packets containing crushed mandrax tablets. The three men aged 44, 46 and 27 years old were charged with possession of drugs. According to Solomon the men were released on bail after appearing in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 24 February. “The police thank and encourage the community to continue with the fight against drugs and to report anything suspicious,” says Solomon.
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GUNSHOTS rang out in Constantia last week as the owner of a house fired shots at three fleeing robbers. Wynberg station commander, Brigadier Zithulele Dladla, says the incident occurred after 20:00 on Wednesday 23 February. Dladla says three men entered the house through an open door, when the daughter of the owner saw the men and ran to call her father. The owner confronted the suspects, but was held up by the men, who threatened to shoot him. According to Dladla, the suspects were scared off as an alarm in the house was activated by someone else in the house. The owner, a licensed firearm owner, managed to retrieve his gun and fired shots in the house as the suspects were fleeing. Dladla says the men got away after jump-
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Crayfish worth thousands seized CRAYFISH worth over R17 000 was seized from a Hout Bay man last week. The 42-year-old man was arrested after police assisted the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in an operation on Tuesday 22 February. Hout Bay police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch, says the DAFF contacted the police at 07:00 for assistance, after planning the operation and following the suspect. Members from Hout Bay police and Sea Borderline police reacted. Lesch says the arrest was made at 11:00,
when Sea Borderline police identified a dark-coloured Toyota Conquest in Victoria Road near Mount Rhodes, Hout Bay. During the search, police found two big blue bags filled with 145 crayfish inside the boot of the car. The value of the crayfish, according to Lesch, is estimated at R17 500. A Hangberg man was arrested on charges relating to the Marine Living Resources Act, says Lesch. He appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 23 February. Any person with inquiries or information is asked to contact Hout Bay police on (021) 791-8660 or 08600 10111.
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Shops evacuated after bomb threat in Tokai says, management cannot afford to take any chances and adds that precautions should always be taken in the event of a threat. “Always evacuate,” he says. The centre has received bomb threats sporadically. Pick n Pay’s general manager, Abdurahman Hamdulay, says Pick ‘n Pay is aware of Thursday’s bomb threat and subsequent evacuation. He says Pick ‘n Pay has a number of procedures in place to ensure the safety of its customers and staff. “All safety and evacuation procedures were followed,” says Hamdulay.
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SEVERAL shops were evacuated after a bomb threat at the Pick n Pay in the Tokai Junction shopping complex last week. According to Kirstenhof police spokesperson, Constable Deidre Solomon, a police patrol vehicle was called out at approximately 13:50 on Thursday 24 February after it was reported that the switchboard operator at Pick n Pay had received a telephone call that there was a bomb in the store. Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) spokesperson, Robert de Wet, says paramedics were called to assist at the centre on the corner of Tokai and Main Roads shortly after 14:15. De Wet says paramedics set up a medical incident command post and, with the assistance of police, coordinated the safe evacuation of the staff and customers. Sniffer dogs and police explosives experts searched the store, but according to Solomon, nothing was found. Shortly after 15:00, the area was declared safe and staff and customers were allowed back into the buildings. According to Solomon a docket is being investigated by the Kirstenhof detective branch. Brian Shirley, centre manager of the Tokai Junction, says several shops at the front of the centre were evacuated after he was informed of the call received by Pick n Pay. According to Shirley, bomb threats have a significant impact on all shops in the centre, as roads need to be blocked off and people kept away from the buildings. However, he
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Estate agents ‘must beware’ GERDA VON BENECKE
WHILE provincial police authorities and other interested parties insist that theft at show houses and attacks on estate agents are not a trend in the province, agents are being encouraged to put safety first. Further incidents of theft at show houses have been reported to People’s Post in the past week by estate agents operating in the southern peninsula, since an article last week (“Estate agents warned to be be cautious”, Tuesday 22 February) where several incidents, a theft and an attack, occurred at properties on show in Bergvliet and Plumstead. The latest incidents involve a young couple pretending to be home buyers while allegedly stealing items at houses on show in Noordhoek and Kommetjie. In one of the incidents, in Noordhoek, on Sunday 20 February, a coin collection, a watch and a few other items were allegedly stolen at a home by a “young couple” who made the agent feel “uneasy”. The agent says the young woman said she was “exhausted” and asked for some water. While the agent and the young woman were in the kitchen, the man “disappeared”. The agent says he seemed to remember seeing the same couple at a show house in Marina Da Gama two months ago and, after phoning other estate agents, to his surprise, found they had experienced the same thing. According to a Seeff sales agent from the Kommetjie branch, on Sunday 9 January, a young couple walked into a show house. She says the young woman kept her busy, while the man excused himself to “make a phone call”. She says after the show, the owners realised that their laptop had been stolen from a shelf. The agent confirms that an agent from Sotheby’s in Kommetjie had had a similar experience with a couple of the same description. According to Matt Mercer, area convener for the Southern Peninsula branch of the Institute of Estate Agents Western Cape, they are aware of the recent incidents and are “naturally concerned for the safety of our colleagues”. Mercer stresses, however, that incidents of this nature are “truly the exception rather than the norm”. According to Mercer there are more than 120 show houses in the immediate area on Sundays and only a “handful of opportunistic incidents” every year. Western Cape provincial police spokesperson, Captain Frederick Van Wyk, similarly says “this modus operandi is not prevalent in the Western Cape”.
BREATHE IT IN: There are those special people who get up early in the mornings, put on their shoes and head out to the nearest hill to “watch the town wake up”. On this particular morning it was 06:35 on Wynberg Hill. As French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson – considered to be the father of modern photojournalism – said: “Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.” Photo: John Rayner
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However, he says, police do want to warn estate agents to be aware of immediate surroundings and to let their office know about the viewing of the particular house when they take prospective buyers to view. Mercer says show houses are not popular hunting grounds for criminals, not only because most agents have solid defence strategies in place, but also because criminals are aware they could be disturbed at any time. According to Mercer, however, these incidents can be minimised even further if agents follow basic safety protocols by, for example, always ensuring that valuables are packed away by the sellers, always ensuring that access is monitored and that all visitors supply names and contact details before gaining access. Where necessary, says Mercer, agents should have back up from colleagues and armed response teams. “Most importantly is that agents trust their intuition,” he adds. Mercer says the IEASA is holding an agent safety seminar, called “Defending the Agent”, on Wednesday 16 March. Agents will learn advanced self defence strategies from renowned trainer Kelee Arrowsmith. The morning is sponsored by ADT, SA Homeloans and Coulters Inc. Space is limited. Email email@example.com for bookings and more information. A few safety measures for estate agents suggested by Tony Schreiber from BKM Watch include the following: . Ensure security gates are closed. If necessary have a mobile/wireless free battery intercom (available from most hardware stores) that can be attached to the gate for the duration of the show house. . Always work in pairs at the house – never alone. . Ensure that you know which police precinct the show house is in and that the phone number for the specific police station is in your phone contact and programmed under AA police so it is your first contact. . Ensure that your local neighbourhood watch control number is also saved on your phone. . Ask the home owner to inform their armed response company that the house is on show and to request more frequent patrols. . Always ask prospective buyers for their ID book or drivers licence and what their price range is – if not produced do not let them in. . Be aware of what vehicles look like, as well as the registration plate of any suspicious vehicle that comes to house. . Never leave prospective buyers alone in any room; and . Do not fall asleep in front of the TV.
THE Alliance Française du Cap is commemorating International Francophone Day on Sunday 20 March. A whole month of cultural activities is to be hosted under the theme “Encounters of Peoples and Mixing Cultures”. The organisation says the celebrations are an opportunity for francophones and francophiles of the world to better understand the
concept of francophonie, while sharing moments of conviviality around the French language and Francophone cultures. A literary encounter with French writer, Marie Darrieussecq, will be held on Thursday 10 March at 18:30 for 19:00 at the Alliance Française at 155 Loop Street. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information phone (021) 423-5699.
Get your potjiekos THE Cape Province Mountain Club (CPMC) will be selling potjiekos on Sunday 6 March at Zandvlei from 13:00. A 250g serving costs R20.
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Minor explosion at school pool OOL chemicals caused a minor explosion at Reddam House in Constantia last week. Reddam House principal David Clark says the incident happened at 09:30 on Friday 25 February between the swimming pool and the changing room at the school. The explosion occurred because an employee of a pool maintenance company subcontracted by the school accidentally mixed two brands of chlorine, which resulted in a negative reaction. Clark says the majority of the school was unaware of the explosion, and that
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property owners such as the State and Metrorail, which, he says, generally have a poor track record of keeping their buildings graffiti-free. According to Kinahan, it is a “myth” that tagging in the southern suburbs is the work of “skollies”. “Unfortunately, bored teenagers (sometimes as old as 30) often from our best schools and with plenty of access to funds are very often the perpetrators of this mindless activity. “Lest the ‘artistic expression’ lobby starts tub-thumping, there is a provision in the bylaw that accommodates them and indeed encourages genuine, highly skilled mural work. All it takes is for a community to identify spaces that they agree would be available for public art, and then anyone may put in a submission to express themselves. “The site is valid for a year and then has to be restored for someone else to use. It’s a classic win-win,” he concludes. Submissions should be sent to Esmeralda.Abrahams@capetown.gov.za or faxed to 086 576 0693. Please give the exact location as well as your contact details.
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People’s Post launches new column by veteran journalist
Give value for money EXACTLY why the City Council decided to table its draft budget on the day the national budget was presented in Parliament is difficult to understand. Cynics would say it was a case of dumping bad news on the public while their attention was on Pravin Gordhan and the upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East. Bad news? Well, every single increase announced is above the present inflation rate – and that makes it bad news for most of us. On the other hand, it could have been worse, as the increases are certainly lower than they were last year. But one would expect this to be the case a few months before the municipal elections. My own view is that the City bosses think they have done a good job and they certainly don’t see it as bad news. They just want to get it out of the way before the electioneering begins in earnest. So let’s look at the facts. Rates are to go up by 5.9%. Electricity will go up by nearly 20%; water and sanitation charges will go up by 8% (and 10% for each of the two years following the election) and refuse collection fees will go up by 5.5%. And the cost of running the City (the operating costs) will rise by more than 12%. All this while the current inflation rate is under 4%! Last year we had a 14% increase
in operating expenditure; an average increase of 24.6% in electricity tariffs; an 18% increase for refuse collection; a 10% increase for water and sanitation and a theoretical 9.3% increase on the average rates bill. So the budget may be less painful than last year’s one, but that is little cause for comfort to people who do not get the kind of pay increases the City Council has handed out in the last few years. Mr Gordhan told us in the national budget that the cost of public service salaries has doubled in the last five years. Whether or not municipal salaries were included is
uncertain, but municipal workers and councillors have done pretty well. Perhaps well enough to lose touch with the economic realities that beset the rest of us. While the private sector has had to endure wage freezes, retrenchments, reduced working hours for reduced wages and other desperate measures to survive the recession, the public service has prospered. The bitter irony is that the private sector pays the taxes to keep the public services going in the style to which they have become accustomed. How much longer can we afford to finance these growing bureaucracies that are not exactly noted for their productivity? Perhaps we are better off in Cape Town, but that is no reason to sit back and be satisfied. There is every reason to demand greater efficiency and better value for our money. . Tony Robinson is a veteran journalist and commentator on civic affairs in Cape Town. His columns, “City Diary” in the Cape Times and later “Civic Diary” in the city’s first free newspapers, won the Sanlam national award for the best column in a community newspaper in 1993 – and some unusual praise from the judges, with one of them remarking, “I would hate to be a councillor in your town!”. He has a wide range of interests, which will be reflected in future columns.
MEDIA IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Nabeweya Malick, of the Muslim Judicial Council, speaks at the Press Council of South Africa public hearings held at the Naspers building in Cape Town last Thursday. Seated next to her is Dr Johan Retief, Deputy Press Ombudsman. The countrywide review by the Press Council is intended to help improve the quality of journalism. People and organisations that wanted to give oral evidence on ways in which the SA Press Code, the Press Ombudsman’s Complaints Proce dures and the Constitution of the Press Council could be strengthened, were invited to make submissions at the hearings. Photo: Supplied
Get hooked on traditional fare THE 25th annual Kalk Bay Fish Fare will take place on Saturday 5 March from 10:30 to 18:00 at the Holy Trinity Church in Kalk Bay. There will be crayfish curry, braaied yellowtail, fried fish and chips, calamari, prawns, a variety of seafood curries and potjies, as well as homemade fish cakes. Visit the seafood deli for a variety of dishes. Kids will be entertained throughout the day in the beautiful gardens with a marimba band competition, clowns, a stilt walker, a magician, face painting, prizes, games and much more. Relax in the beer garden or beer
hall where a band will play, enjoy a glass of wine or tea and cake, then rummage through the second-hand books and bric-a-brac. All profits go to the maintenance and restoration of this historical church site and assistance to other Anglican churches in the diocese. No booking is required but arrive early and perhaps take the train to Kalk Bay to avoid traffic. Entry is R5 per person which includes entry into the day’s raffles. For more information call (021) 788-1641 (9:00-noon), 083 338 4201 or (021) 782-1352.
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Police vehicle ‘used for furniture delivery’
Motorist dies after suffering heart attack
MILLIONS of rands go into the purchase, maintenance and refuelling of police vehicles every year – money that comes from the taxes of hard-working people. This is why a reader, driving down Main Road, Kenilworth, saw red when he noted a police bakkie being used for what he calls a “removal service”. The man, who asked not to be named, says he noticed the Toyota Hilux bakkie, which had “SCM Somerset West” and the police logo emblazoned on the side, driving down the road on Sunday 20 February at about 16:45. The bakkie, which did not have a canopy, was also transporting two teenagers, an elderly man and two young men on the back. The vehicle was carrying a fridge, stove and other household appliances, causing the reader to tail it and see whether it was being used for “official police business”. “I first observed it coming out of Aliwal Road, where it turned towards Claremont. I followed it and took down the registration number,” he says. “The vehicle made a right turn into Rouwkoop Road in Rondebosch, which is a few hundred metres from the police station. “It continued down the road and entered the parking of a block of flats, situated at the corners of Rouwkoop, Ednam and Kingsbury Park roads.” He then watched as the plain-clothed driver off-loaded the furniture and carried it inside a side door which leads to the rows of flats. “I couldn’t see exactly where they were taking the furniture. The people who were in the bakkie went inside before the man started offloading and although I watched the bakkie for about 30 minutes, they never came out.” He claims that the vehicle was seemingly also being used as a “family taxi service”. “This is not right as all government employees are well aware that state vehicles are not to be used for personal gain,” he says. Provincial Community Police Forum
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spokesperson, Hanief Loonat, says it’s “absolutely impossible” that the furniture being transported was part of official police duty. “The offender should be brought to book because this is abuse of police resources. What happened is totally unacceptable and stringent measures should be taken against the culprit,” he says. The log books at the station should also be checked to ensure that the kilometres were recorded and authorisation was given, Loonat continues. “It should be a cut-and-dry case. Only a de-
tective commander, visible policing commander and sector commander can hand over vehicles. “The travelling distance will reflect on the kilometre reader and then the fingered official has to face the music.” He adds that police management has to “seriously clamp down” on the abuse of their vehicles as using state resources for private use is “common practice”. Colonel Mary-Anne Williams, the station commissioner of Somerset West police, says she will investigate the matter.
A MAN suffered a heart attack while behind the wheel of his car last week and collided with another car. Emergency personnel at the scene were unable to resuscitate him. Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) spokesperson, Robert de Wet, says paramedics were called to the scene at 10:25 on Wednesday 23 February by a local off-duty disaster management volunteer, Warren Dawson, who was on the scene of a car accident on Constantia Main Road. On arrival at 10:29, paramedics found the man unconscious. He had apparently passed out while driving and subsequently crashed into another car. De Wet says bystanders and members of the Fire Department were performing CPR before EMT’s advanced life support paramedics took over care of the patient. De Wet says they continued resuscitation efforts, loaded the patient into a Metro EMS ambulance and continued CPR en route to the hospital. At Victoria Hospital, doctors decided to discontinue further resuscitation efforts. According to De Wet, the driver of the other car involved in the incident, a woman, did not sustain serious injuries and was not taken to hospital. “Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the deceased,” says De Wet.
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Golden education SOME Western Cape educators have been rewarded for education excellence over the weekend – deservedly so. Among them are Norman Henshilwood principal David Millar, who won the National Teacher’s Award in the category Leadership in Excellence in a secondary school, and Surrey Estate Primary School principal, Imtiaz Adams, who was chosen Western Cape provincial winner in the category Leadership in Excellence in a primary school. Their achievements are phenomenal, given the countless challenges modern-day teaching presents. Topmost is technology, providing entertainment and information-on-tap, and arresting pupils’ attention. They are also spoilt for choice by the worldwide web, which spells good news for distance learning, but does not bode well for traditional classroom education. Also in contrast to traditional education is Outcomes Based Education. Worst, though, is the scourge of gangsterism and drugs in some city schools, which detracts from learning, making educators’ jobs fearful and stressful. It is fitting that education is a human right, as enshrined in our constitution and so key that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has allocated more than R189 billion to the sector for 2011-12. While government chalks up billions of rands and resources to education, and educators honour their roles, the commitment that matters most is that of pupils. Measuring commitment is difficult, but the facts speak. Yesterday was World Maths Day, but our nation had little to celebrate as 70% of matrics who wrote mathematics last year failed the subject, which is a requirement for most jobs. That said, it is inspiring to read stories like that of Johanna Barnes who, at 74, was the oldest candidate last year to write Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) exams. Since 2006, gutsy Barnes has been intent on getting her General Education and Training Certificate – and she’s only one mathematics literacy exam away from realising her dream. Her journey has been fraught with challenges, and continues to be. For her, education may be a human right, but not strictly an entitlement.
FIRST there were “palm-tree” cellphone masts in the middle of nowhere. Now cellular network, Vodacom, is installing cellphone masts inside the minarets of mosques. Already cellphone masts have been installed in mosques in Pelican Heights and
Delft. If everything goes according to plan, the Al-Masjiduth Thaalith Mosque in Beacon Valley will be next in line. The minaret was chosen because, at 22 metres, it is the highest point in Beacon Valley. In earlier years minarets were used to
make announcements and call worshippers to prayer. In the past the imam physically stood in these structures, calling people to prayers. Today many mosques use a sound system, where the speakers are placed in the minaret.
To all Plumstead residents A blatant slap in the face IF Kirstenhof Police station does not do its work properly, something very drastic will happen in future and they will just brush it off. First of all they don’t get paid to make mistakes. People in my community know me as a drug dealer after the scene they caused at my place. After fighting drugs and crime in my community, today people see me as a hypocrite and my reputation is down to the ground. For Heaven’s sake, I am an honest member of my community. Let me go into detail. I was at home as I am a musician and I practice almost every day. The next thing I heard a knock at the door. I opened the door and the yard was full of police. I went outside and everybody was standing outside and looking. There were about three vans and they were looking everywhere in the yard. I
asked them what they were looking for so they showed me a warrant. I was very shocked after all that. I phoned Superintendent June Cilliers from Kirstenhof the next day and she told me was there was nothing she could do. They took the information from a source and they were just doing their work. So I went personally to her and there she told me it was a mistake. Nobody apologised to me and my family. What she said is we must write a letter of complaint. After all the drama what I ask them is: Do they expect people to trust me with their children? Because I work with young people. After all my hard work fighting crime in Westlake (I almost lost my life because of fighting drugs), to me it’s really a slap in my face. SIPHIWE ZINGANI Westlake
WE, the Plumstead Ratepayers’ Association, would like to bring the following to the attention of all residents. . Black wheelie bins (R1 000 each) are being stolen and sold (R20) for scrap. There is an “ID” number on the bin under the handle. Please record and keep this number. This is the number to be given to police when reporting a stolen drum. Do not leave them out unnecessarily. . The second registration weekend for the municipal elections is Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March. Please make sure you are registered, and encourage others to do so. ID documents are required. . Please make sure your house number is clear, in case of an emergency. . The city calls on residents, civic organisations, neighbourhood watches and CPFs to, by Monday 7 March, comment on the draft liquor bylaw. Call Amira on 082 440 1928 for more information. . Residents are also requested to report corruption on the hotline 0800 323 130. ANSIE KENT Chairperson, Plumstead Ratepayers/Civic Association
Tuesday 1 March 2011
Your SMSes General . Pay to go over Chapman’s Peak Toll Gate to avoid roadworks and traffic along Llandudno and Camps Bay because of roadworks? This is ridiculous! Can’t people plan properly? Exhausted driver . So sad to hear World of Birds is facing closure through a lack of funds. If the Lotto could give the Youth League money to squander on a decadent party, is there any hope for
a donation? . It’s a shame what happened to Marco Schmitt’s group on the mountain. Most hikers are friendly. It’s a pity their day was spoilt by people who only see what they want to see. . Why not send druggies to Robben Island? It’s a nice place for a rehab. Our youngsters can become educated. Belinda . I wonder how many people read all the rubbish that comes into your letter box? Mine goes straight into the bin. Jack Wilson . If someone sees this ad can you please show it to Gwen and Boy Adams? Their
Agents can take simple precautions I AM a BKM Watch patroller, one of four or five who patrol the Bergvliet area on a Sunday afternoon. In addition to the normal patrols carried out, I pay special attention to checking in on and looking after the estate agents in show houses. I have given every agent working in the area the emergency numbers for BKM as well as my own cell phone number. Agents have used both on occasion to warn me of suspicious people or untoward events. I then ensure that all the show houses and agents are warned. On occasion we get called in because an agent does not feel comfortable or even nervous. In short the agents know us well. I find it therefore amazing that Sharyn from Seeff Properties did not ask BKM to respond when: a) She felt suspicious of the visitors to her show house. b) She decided to hunt down the thieves herself. Given that she has a direct link to ADT on her phone (most of the agents have that. It’s not a new system or unique to Seeff) why didn’t she contact them, or BKM? Does she not appreciate the danger she put herself in when chasing them on her own? Armed to the teeth though she appears to be!
Make a turn at our new offices U-TURN Homeless Ministries, which works to uplift and support homeless and vulnerable people, will launch its new office in Kenilworth with an opening event on Thursday 3 March from 16:00 to 18:00 at 155 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth. The public have a chance to learn more about what the organisation does and tour the new premises, which will serve as the organisation’s administration and training base.
A call to BKM could have brought into play all the patrollers on duty, the various armed response teams plus the SAPS. The thieves would have been arrested, the clients’ goods returned and the town made that much safer. Any other action is just irresponsible. The thieves live to steal again. A key element in stopping this type of thing, rare though it is, is identifying the visitors to the show houses. At present only names and phone numbers are taken; thieves have been known to lie! All agents carry cameras, or cellphones with cameras; ask for an ID or drivers licence and photograph it. Put a large notice on the gate warning visitors they will be required to produce ID for security purposes. If a visitor won’t produce an ID, don’t let him in. If he objects then he isn’t a serious buyer, and serious buyers are why show houses exist. If all agents follow this simple procedure it will assist BKM and SAPS in identifying the dishonest and giving feedback to the property industry. It will act as a strong deterrent and will also assist in making their jobs and their clients’ possessions that much safer. People’s Post forwarded the letter through to the estate agent, Sharyn Dabbs, but she declined to comment at the time of going to print. BKM PATROLLER
A week of fun at the library MEADOWRIDGE Library will hold its Library Week from Tuesday 22 March to Friday 25 March. Events include a beading and embroidery display by Venetia Fredericks on Tuesday 22 March from 09:30 to 12:30. On Wednesday 23 March the Clothing Guild will display its work from 09:30 to 13:00. Bring the kids for a special story time from 10:15 to 10:45. Danny the Cat will be at the library at 14:30 on Thursday 24 March for a Road Safety Programme for the kids. The week will be ended off with a scrapbooking and card-making display by the Acorn School of Craft on Friday 25 March from 12:00 to 13:00.
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daughter is Wendy. I am looking for them. My name is Evelyn. I lost the number and address I had for them. Please can they contact me? My number is in the phone book. . “Disgusted views”, do you know why the SABC is showing ancient rubbish? Because we do not stand together – we should boycott them and not pay our TV licences. Tina, Goodwood Politics . Most of the country is ANC, so why worry about the Western Cape? Just leave us with the DA. Madame Zille will sort us out. Freda
Women standing together SOROPTIMIST International Cape of Good Hope Club invites women to its International Women’s Day celebrations on Tuesday 8 March from 11:00 until 14:00. The organisation, which supports all wom-
. The DA first wants your vote and then they do with you like they want to. It is our people’s own fault. They are blind to see what the DA is really doing to them. . Common sense dictates that regional demographics must prevail in the Western Cape. The Employment Equity Act allows for it.
en in war torn countries, will meet at the Fan Walk bridge and the pedestrian bridge at the Holiday Inn on Eastern Boulevard, Woodstock in solidarity and recognition of all women in affected countries. All women are welcome. Call Debbie Clarke on (021) 788-2164.
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Mosque to mask mast MELISSA PAPIER
FIRST there were “palm-tree” cellphone masts in the middle of nowhere. Now cellular network, Vodacom, is installing cellphone masts inside the minarets of mosques. Already cellphone masts have been installed in mosques in Pelican Heights and Delft. If everything goes according to plan, the Al-Masjiduth Thaalith Mosque in Beacon Valley will be next in line. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is being conducted to establish the viability of building a cellphone mast inside the mosque’s minaret. The proposal has been given the green light by the mosque’s trust, says Meiraai Jacobs, chairperson of the Al-Masjiduth Thaalith Mosque. “Earlier last year Vodacom made the proposal to the Al-Masjiduth Thaalith Mosque Trust and they gave consent for the mast to be built in the minaret,” said Jacobs. “The board decided it was feasible as there was a monetary contribution which is to be given to the mosque, should everything go according to plan and all procedures followed.” Jacobs added that the minaret was chosen because, at 22 metres, it is the highest point in Beacon Valley. “If approved the mast will be built in the minaret, adding an extra six metres to the height and it will be enclosed, posing no disturbance to anyone,” he said. In earlier years minarets were
used to make announcements and call worshippers to prayer. In the past the imam physically stood in these structures, calling people to prayers. Today many mosques use a sound system, where the speakers are placed in the minaret. Jacobs said masts have been installed in mosques in Pelican Heights and in Delft, without any problems. Ward councillor for the area, Dennis Williams, said the idea of SELECTED: The mosque in Beacon Valley which having the masts in- was approached for the construction of a cell side the minarets is phone mast. Photo: Melissa Papier “brilliant”. “Now there will be no more fun- identified to counter negative imny-looking masts all over the place. pacts of proposed activities, thus It’s a good thing as the mosque will lessening the visual alteration be getting a stipend from the serv- caused as a result of such strucice provider for housing the mast. tures,” said Day. The antennae will also be stored in “Such disguises are typically put the mosque’s yard, which will be forth by engineers in response to loout of sight.” cational factors such as a mast’s Mark Day, environmental practi- ability to blend in with surroundtioner for Enviroworks, the compa- ing biophysical characteristics like ny conducting the environmental tall trees. impact assessment on behalf of Vo“In the presence of facilities such dacom, says that cellphone masts as tall buildings or in this instance need to be of a sufficient height to a mosque minaret, height provibe effective in providing a network sions are made available to accomsignal to surrounding cellphone us- modate the antennae, successfully ers. concealing it from public view.” “This height, however, often conNabewaya Mallick, public relaflicts with the surrounding existing tions officer for the Muslim Judibuilt environment, appearing cial Council (MJC), says the instalharsh and decisively noticeable. lation of cellphone masts in mina“It is during the initial assess- rets of mosques does not ment process that measures are contravene the Islamic religion.
Frank at the top of his game THE well-known actor Frank Opperman, still fondly remembered as “Ouboet” from the popular television series “Orkney Snork Nie”’ is back with a brand new Afrikaans one man show – “Rooikaart”. He will perform in the Southern Suburbs for the first time, at Upper Crust in Marina da Gama, on 5 March at 20:00. After the success of his previous one man show, “Die uwe Pottie Potgieter”, Opperman surprises with a brand new stage character, “Wally Koekemoer”. As Wally steps onto the stage with all the telling accoutrements (including a glaring pair of white shoes), the president of the Suidelikes Rugby Club places his brandy and Coke on the podium in readiness for the speech to come at the annual prize giving.
He’s raring to go as he tackles his audience, paying special attention to a particular female journalist who has been giving him a hard time in print and a guest from SARFU, a certain Mr Daniels. Opperman massages the text gently with nuanced gestures and sleight of hand, with speech patterns that deteriorate almost imperceptibly, as the performer establishes the image of a man who takes shape in bold colours with every sentence he utters. It is hysterically funny because of the accuracy of this everyman and again it is the restraint of Opperman’s performance that prevents Koekemoer from slipping into caricature. Tickets cost R100. Booking is essential, on 071 281 1232. Specials available for block bookings.
Fields at gardens’ Silver Tree JOSIE FIELDS will be performing at the Silver Tree restaurant in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, on Friday 18 March. She will be launching her third album. Tickets cost R110 per person and include a starter and a
welcome drink. Light meals will be on sale. Doors will open at 18:30 and the show will start at 19:00. All bookings are prepaid. Please call (021) 762-9585 or email email@example.com for bookings or further information.
Jamali for Kirstenbosch SAMA award-winning singing group, Jamali, will be performing at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Sunday 13 March. Pop stars – Jacqui, Mariechan and Liesl who make up Jamali – developed a personal style that is a mix of pop, vocal ballads, kwaito, urban and adult contemporary. Tickets are R75 for adults. Learners and students between six and 21 pay R50 and botanical society members pay R65. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 8 March from the Visitors’ Centre Ticket Office only and will be available at all three entrances on Sundays.
For telephonic bookings call (021) 761-2866. They can only be made from Tuesday 8 March, with an administration fee of R10 per ticket applicable. Online bookings can be made at www.webtickets.co.za. Redeem your e-ticket at the Kirstenbosch ticket office from the Tuesday before, or on concert day. . WIN! Three People’s Post readers can each win double tickets to the concert at 17:30 on Sunday 13 March. To enter the lucky draw, SMS “Jamali” to 34586 by noon on Wednesday 2 March. SMSes cost R2 each; winners will be phoned.
Search for talent in Steenberg RUGBY FEVER: Frank Opperman can be seen at Upper Crust on 5 March in “Rooikaart”.
Celebrate 60 years of fun and success ONE of Cape Town’s iconic events, the annual Community Chest Carnival, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. It began as a theatrical garden party in 1951 and over the past six decades has evolved into a pageant of international food, local entertainment and family fun, which attracts more than 100 000 people over four days. But there’s a serious side to Carnival. It raises funds for some 400 social welfare organisations that the Community Chest supports across the Western Cape. “Carnival has always been an important showcase for the Com-
GET TILING: The Tile House, together with tile adhesives company Tal, recently hosted a workshop for tiling companies, builders and develop ers. The objective was to improve the quality of workmanship in the industry and to make roleplayers aware of new products. In picture from left, Wendy Hughes, Danie Erasmus and John Almond speaking at the workshop.
munity Chest, where we’re able to engage the public about the work we do. It’s also one of our significant fundraising events, where people can combine having a good time with helping a good cause,” says Community Chest CEO, Amelia Jones. Carnival runs from Wednesday 2 March until Saturday 5 March at Maynardville Park, Wynberg. It is made possible by the efforts of some 7 000 volunteers who donate their time and skills to ensure that each year’s event is better than the previous one. As well as the varied interna-
tional food stalls, there will be plenty of entertainment, including live music. This year there is a particular focus on children and families. For more information phone (021) 762-4690 or visit www.comchest.org.za. . WIN! People’s Post is giving away five sets of family tickets to the Community Chest Carnival at Maynardville. Each family ticket allows for two adults and two children to enter free of charge. To enter, SMS “Carnival 60 years” to 34586 by noon on Wednesday 2 March. SMSes cost R2 each; winners will be phoned.
CAPE Youth Development (Caydo), in partnership with Bionic Fusion Events and Dragon Records, hosts its talent search competition for 2011 with rounds on Fridays 18 and 25 March and Friday 1 April at Steenberg High School hall from 19:30. This the fifth year the organisa-
tion gives dancers, singers, actors and instrumentalists a platform to showcase their talent. Auditions will be held at the Retreat Library in Concert Boulevard on Saturdays 5 and 12 March from 09:00 until noon. For information contact Greg Philander on 082 582 6289.
Find out everything you need to know about climbing this iconic mountain from two experienced guides from African Outdoor Adventures. Refreshments will be served. The talk is free and there is no need to book. For more details, contact Paul on 083 788 2230.
THERE will be a presentation on climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, at Camp and Climb in the Palms Centre (Builder’s Warehouse) Tokai, on Wednesday 3 March at 18:00 for 18:30.
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PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN’S 2011/12 REVIEWED INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) AND DRAFT BUDGET Notice is hereby given in terms of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000, the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003 and the Municipal Property Rates Act No.6 of 2004, that the City’s reviewed Draft Integrated Development Plan document and Draft Budget for 2011/12 will be available for comment at all municipal administrative buildings, subcouncil ofﬁces (listed below) and all municipal libraries from 25 February 2011 up to and including 28 March 2011. The documents can also be accessed through our website at the following link: http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Budget/Pages/default.aspx Written correspondence should be addressed to: The City Manager, 2011/2012 IDP/Budget 5th Floor, Podium Civic Centre, Cape Town, 8001; or Private Bag X9181, Cape Town, 8000; or Fax: 021 400 1332 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 1 March 2011
The proposed gross monthly household incomes and rebates for the 2011/2012 ﬁnancial year are as follows: GROSS MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME 2010/2011 2011/2012 0 3000 0 3000 3001 4200 3001 4200 4201 4600 4201 4600 4601 5200 4601 5200 5201 5800 5201 5800 5801 6400 5801 6400 6401 7000 6401 7000 7001 7500 7001 7600 7501 8000 7601 8200 8001 8500 8201 9000 9001 10000
% REBATE 100% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
1.7 The special rebates for certain categories of properties upon application as described in Annexure 3 of the Budget Document. 1.8 Highlights of proposed amendments The maximum gross monthly household income limit for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons to increase from R8 500 to R10 000. Flats, old age homes and hostels to be rated as residential properties. Residents meeting Council’s indigent registration requirements and whose gross monthly household income is between R3 000 and R4 000 to qualify for a 50% rebate on rates. Public Beneﬁt Organisations meeting the requirements of the Regulations published in terms of the Municipal Property Rates Act to be rated at 25% of the Residential Rate.
SMS: idp followed by comment to 31766 Any person wishing to comment must do so in writing to the above address or submit comments to their local subcouncil ofﬁce by no later than 16:30 on Monday 28 March 2011. Any person wishing to make a verbal presentation may book a time slot at their local subcouncil ofﬁce(s) at least two days prior to the subcouncil meeting. Any person, who is unable to write, may come to the ofﬁces mentioned below during ofﬁce hours and a member of staff will assist him/her to transcribe his/her comments. The following table contains a list of venues where the IDP and Budget document will be available for perusal and also who to contact if you wish to make a verbal presentation: SUBCOUNCIL SUBCOUNCIL ADDRESS MANAGER Municipal Ofﬁces, Royal Ascot, Bridal Peter Deacon Subcouncil 1 Way, Milnerton Tel: 021 550 1001/60 Municipal Ofﬁces, Brighton Way, Fred Monk Subcouncil 2 Kraaifontein Tel: 021 980 6053/54 Municipal Ofﬁces, Voortrekker Road, Johannes Brand Subcouncil 3 Goodwood Tel: 021 590 1676/75 Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Voortrekker and Ardela van Niekerk Subcouncil 4 Tallent Roads, Parow Tel: 021 938 8050 Cnr Jakkalsvlei Avenue and Kiaat Martin Julie Subcouncil 5 Road, Bonteheuwel Tel: 021 695 8161 Municipal Ofﬁces, Voortekker Road, Pat Jansen Subcouncil 6 Bellville Tel: 021 918 2024/35 Municipal Ofﬁces, Oxford Street, Elmaleen Du Plessis Subcouncil 7 Durbanville Tel: 021 970 3002 Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Fagan Street Izak du Toit Subcouncil 8 and Main Road, Strand Tel: 021 850 4149 A Block Stocks & Stocks Complex, Fezekile Cotani Subcouncil 9 Ntlakohlaza Street, Town 2, Village 1, Tel: 021 360 1111 Khayelitsha Thando Siwisa Subcouncil 10 Site B, Shopping Centre, Khayelitsha Tel: 021 360 1351/50 Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Kayise Nombakuse Subcouncil 11 Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1615 Parks & Bathing Building, Merrydale David Cedras Subcouncil 12 Avenue, Lentegeur Tel: 021 371 4550/51 Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Lunga Bobo Subcouncil 13 Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1619 Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Christopher Jako Subcouncil 14 Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1643/1734 Pinelands Training Centre, St Stephens Mariette Griessel Subcouncil 15 Road, Central Square, Pinelands Tel: 021 531 3437 Marius Coetsee Subcouncil 16 11th Floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town Tel: 021 487 2055 Athlone Civic Centre, cnr Protea and Edgar Carolissen Subcouncil 17 Klipfontein Roads, Athlone Tel: 021 637 9757 Cnr Buck Road and 6th Avenue, Okkie Manuel Subcouncil 18 Lotus River Tel: 021 700 4025 Municipal Ofﬁces, Central Circle, Off Desiree Mentor Subcouncil 19 Recreation Road, Fish Hoek Tel: 021 784 2011/10 Alphen Centre, Constantia Main Road, Brian Ford Subcouncil 20 Constantia Tel: 021 794 2493 Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Van Riebeeck Pieter Grobler Subcouncil 21 and Carinus Street, Kuils River Tel: 021 900 1502/03 Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Van Riebeeck Richard Moi Subcouncil 22 and Carinus Street, Kuils River Tel: 021 900 1578 Thando Siwisa Subcouncil 23 Cnr Delft and Fort Worth Roads, Delft Tel: 021 956 8000 Click on http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Library/Pages/ All Libraries ListofLibraries.aspx for a list of all libraries Cape Town Concourse, Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town South Peninsula Municipal Ofﬁces, cnr Main and Victoria Roads, Plumstead
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 PROPERTY RATES (Property Rates are zero-rated for VAT) PROPERTY RATE (reﬂected as Rand-in-the-rand): 1.1 Residential Properties – R0,005613 1.2 Industrial / Commercial Properties – including all Undeveloped Land – R0,011226 1.3 Agricultural properties (including farms and small holdings) fall into three categories; (a) those used for residential purposes – R0,005613 (b) those used for bona ﬁde farming purposes – R0,001123 (c) those used for other purposes such as industrial or commercial – R0,011226 1.4 Public Service Infrastructure – R0,002005 1.5 Amended Municipal Property Rates Regulations on the Rate Ratios between Residential and Non-Residential Properties Any property that meets the public beneﬁt organisation criteria included in the regulation, yet does not qualify for the 100% rebate in terms of Council’s Draft Rates Policy, shall be rated at 25% of the residential rate and the cent-in-the-rand for 2011/12 is proposed to be R0.001403. 1.6 The special rebates for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons for the 2011/12 ﬁnancial year are reﬂected in the table below:
month per person = R7.03 per kl 2.4 Domestic Cluster – Bulk metered ﬂats, cluster developments including sectional and single title units - 90% of Water Consumption (* see note) up to a maximum of 35kl per household. An allowance of 4.2kl per unit per month will be made available at zero cost upon acceptance of a sworn afﬁdavit stating the number of units supplied from that metered connection: R10.45 per kl 2.5 Industrial and Commercial (Standard), Schools, Sport Bodies, Government: National / Provincial, Hospitals and other - 95% of water consumption (* see note): R7.63 per kl 2.6 Industrial and Commercial (CoCT Oxidation Dams) - 95% of water consumption (* see note): R7.18 per kl 2.7 Departmental - 95% of water consumption (*see note) excluding facilities not connected to the sewer system: R7.03 per kl * Important Note: The Director of Water and Sanitation Services may adjust the percentages as appropriate to the consumer. This is not applicable to the domestic full category. 2.8 Miscellaneous (Standard) - All consumers who do not fall within the above categories – 95% of water consumption: R7.63 per kl 2.9 Miscellaneous (CoCT Oxidation Dams) - All consumers who do not fall within the above categories – 95% of water consumption: R7.18 per kl 2.10 Households residing in Residential units on mixed use property may apply for a free allocation of 4.2kl per unit per month. An afﬁdavit will be required and the application will be inspected and considered on the proportion of predominant use. 3. ELECTRICITY The tariffs below are based on an average 19.94% increase. All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT DOMESTIC TARIFFS 2010/11 2011/12 %INCR
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 TARIFFS AND CHARGES VAT at 14% is to be added to the following services: Water, Electricity, Sanitation, Solid Waste Management and City Improvement Districts/ Special Rating Areas. 1. WATER Three sets of Water tariffs are proposed (10% Reduction tariff, 20% Reduction tariff and 30% Reduction tariff). Each tariff is linked to the level of water reduction imposed. Due to the 10% Reduction tariff being incorporated into the Water By-law as the norm it will be the applicable tariff, but may be revisited at a later stage should further restrictions become necessary.
All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl
R0.00 R4.32 R9.22 R13.66 R16.87 R22.25
1.2 Commercial - Water supplied to premises predominantly of a commercial nature: R9.93 per kl 1.3 Industrial - Water which is used in manufacturing, generating electricity, land-based transport, construction or any related purpose: R9.93 per kl 1.4 Schools/Sport bodies - Any educational activity / sporting body: R8.78 per kl 1.5 Domestic Cluster - Bulk metered ﬂats, cluster developments including single title and sectional title units. An allowance of 6kl per unit per month at zero cost upon submission of afﬁdavits stating the number of units / refer tariff policy: R9.33 per kl 1.6 Government - National and Provincial Departments: R9.43 per kl 1.7 Municipal / Departmental use: R8.78 per kl 1.8 Homeless people shelters – Accredited shelters registered with the City of Cape Town: 0 – 0.75kl per month per person = R0.00; +0.75kl per month per person = R8.78 per kl 1.9 Miscellaneous - All consumers who do not fall within the above categories: R9.43 per kl 1.10 Miscellaneous External - All consumers supplied outside the City of Cape Town: R11.27 per kl 1.11 Bulk Tariff - Exclusive of the Water Research Commission Levy. Only for Bulk Supply to other Municipalities and for cost recovery from Water Services Reticulation of the City of Cape Town: R3.08 per kl 1.12 In line with the adoption of the Urban Agriculture Policy a free allocation of 10kl per month is in place, exclusively for subsistence farming by deﬁned Vulnerable Groups. 1.13 Households residing in Residential units on mixed use property may apply for a free allocation of 6kl per unit per month. An afﬁdavit will be required and the application will be inspected and considered on the proportion of predominant use. 1.14 New tariff incorporated into the Miscellaneous Tariffs for meter supplied by the City of Cape Town – Installed by the Developer (New connections category). 2. SANITATION Three sets of Sanitation tariffs are proposed (10% Reduction tariff, 20% Reduction tariff and 30% Reduction tariff). Each tariff is linked to the level of water reductions imposed. Due to the 10% Reduction tariff being incorporated into the Water By-law as the norm it will be the applicable tariff but may be revisited at a later stage should further restrictions become necessary. 2.1 Domestic Full (Standard) - Single residential properties: 70% of water consumption to a maximum of 35kl of sewerage per month (70% of 50kl of water equals 35kl of sewerage). All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT 0 < 4.2 >4.2 < 7.35 >7.35 < 14 >14 < 24.5 >24.5 < 35
Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl
R0.00 R5.05 R10.76 R11.77 R12.36
2.2 Domestic Full (CoCT Oxidation Dams) – Single residential properties: 70% of water consumption to a maximum of 35kl of sewerage per month (70% of 50kl of water equals 35kl of sewerage). All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT 0 < 4.2 >4.2 < 7.35 >7.35 < 14 >14 < 24.5 >24.5 < 35
Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl Per kl
Domestic Net Metered Domestic
1.1 Domestic Full - Water which is used predominantly for domestic purposes and supplied to single residential properties.
0<6 >6 < 10.5 >10.5 < 20 >20 < 35 >35 < 50 >50
LifeLine (for qualifying customers receiving 450kWh per month on average or less)
R0.00 R4.44 R9.45 R10.33 R11.75
2.3 Homeless people shelters – Accredited shelters registered with the City of Cape Town: 0 - 0.525kl per month per person = R0,00; +0.525kl per
Block 1 Block 2 Service
0-600kWh 600+ kWh
c/kWh c/kWh R/day
N/A 107.43 N/A 118.06 N/A 17.21
n/a n/a n/a
Small Power 1 Small Power 2
c/kWh N/A COMMERCIAL TARIFFS R/day 14.35 c/kWh 77.66
R/day 44.61 53.51 c/kWh 40.72 48.84 R/day 23.90 28.67 c/kWh 40.72 48.84 R/kVA 121.16 145.32 R/day 23.90 28.67 c/kWh 37.85 45.40 R/kVA 112.69 135.16 R/day 5000.00 N/A c/kWh 37.85 N/A R/kVA 69.95 N/A R/day 3900.00 4680.00 High-Peak c/kWh 191.88 230.14 High-Standard c/kWh 50.74 60.86 Time of Use High-Off Peak c/kWh 27.62 33.13 Energy Low-Peak c/kWh 54.48 65.34 Low-Standard c/kWh 33.80 40.54 Low-Off Peak c/kWh 23.97 28.75 Demand R/kVA 60.87 73.00 OTHER TARIFFS
19.95 19.94 19.96 19.94 19.94 19.96 19.95 19.94 N/A N/A N/A 20.00 19.94 19.94 19.95 19.93 19.94 19.94 19.93
Firm Energy Surcharge Non-Firm
Minimum Off Peak Energy Service Large Energy Power LV Demand Service Large Power MV Energy Demand Service Very Large Energy Power Demand Service
6.49 7.78 Steam To be Generation Special agreement terminated LIGHTING TARIFFS Street Lighting R/100W/burning hour 0.0852 0.1022 & Trafﬁc Signals Private R/100W/burning hour 0.0930 0.1115 Lights
Highlights of proposed amendments LIFELINE TARIFF A new inclining block tariff has been introduced as recommended by the National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA). Block 4 allows for lifeline customers exceeding the monthly permitted consumption of 450kWh due to bulk purchasing or seasonal variations to be charged at the new Domestic Tariff. FREE 50kWh Lifeline tariff customers receiving less than 450kWh per month will continue receiving the free basic supply of 50kWh. DOMESTIC SERVICE CHARGE The Domestic service charge no longer applies as it is now included in the energy charge. VERY LARGE POWER USERS (VLPU) These tariffs have been discontinued to align with the recommendation of NERSA to move to Time of Use Metering throughout South Africa. NEW 2 STEP DOMESTIC TARIFF The Domestic Low and Domestic High tariffs will be discontinued and be replaced by a new 2 step domestic tariff to align with the principles of the inclining block tariff. TABLE MOUNTAIN LIGHTS The current tariff is unrealistic and the new tariff will include the recovery of costs directly attributed to the lights. NOTE:
Monthly Service Charges calculated as Daily Service Charge multiplied by number of days in billing period.
Tuesday 1 March 2011 4. SOLID WASTE All Tariffs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT SOLID WASTE RESIDENTIAL COLLECTIONS FORMAL 240L Container Rand per month Lockable 240L Rand per month Container INDIGENT REBATE Property value Block 1 (100% rebate) up to Property value Block 2 (75% rebate) from R100,001 to Property value Block 3 (50% rebate) from R150,001 to Property value Block 4 (25% rebate) from R350,001 to 240L CONTAINER Rand per Block 1 (100% rebate) Rebate month Rand per Block 2 (75% rebate) Rebate month Rand per Block 3 (50% rebate) Rebate month Rand per Block 4 (25% rebate) Rebate month As determined by the Credit 100% Indigent Relief Control & Debt Collection Policy ENHANCED SERVICE LEVEL Rand per 240L - Additional container per Container month
SPECIAL RATING AREA
2010/11 2011/12 Increase (excl. VAT) (excl. VAT) % R75.44
per 240L - 3x per week for Rand container per R226.30 R238.75 cluster month INFORMAL Rudimentary Service: Rand per month Free Free Basic Bagged: Rand per month Free Free NON-RESIDENTIAL COLLECTIONS "Non-Residential" excludes vacant and residential properties. 240L CONTAINER Rand per 1 removal per week container per R90.15 R95.11 month Rand per 3 removal per week container per R263.75 R278.26 month Rand per 5 removal per week container per R428.32 R451.87 month Lockable 240L Rand per month R90.15 R95.11 Container REFUSE AVAILABILITY Council owned property is not subject to the availability charge All vacant Erven Rand per month R44.67 R47.13 DISPOSAL SERVICES General Waste Rand per ton R231.90 R244.66 Rand per ton or Special Waste R261.90 R291.90 part thereof Clean Builders Rubble Rand per ton R50.00 R50.00
Airport CID Athlone CID Blackheath CID Cape Town Central CID Claremont CID
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APPROVED ADDITIONAL PROPOSED PROPOSED BUDGET RATE BUDGET ADDITIONAL 2010/11 2010/11 2011/12 RATE 2011/12 1,636,082 0.001663 1,825,361 0.001755 500,000 0.002204 540,000 0.002325 1,058,400 0.001151 1,232,991 0.001151 33,244,377
Sea Point CID
-Residential -Commercial Total Stikland CID
1,153,415 1,862,049 3,015,464 1,372,165
-Residential -Commercial Total
2,142,085 66,250 2,208,335 2,911,431
-Residential -Commercial Total
342,968 4,556,573 4,899,541
366,976 4,875,466 5,242,442
Woodstock CID Wynberg CID
-Residential -Commercial Total
110,635 385,520 496,155
118,199 427,572 545,771
-Residential -Commercial Total
628,826 2,896,681 3,525,507 3,503,505 1,340,206
643,413 3,128,736 3,772,149 3,703,157 1,516,832
-Residential -Commercial Total
515,710 455,387 971,097
553,154 488,452 1,041,606
-Residential -Commercial Total
1,670,262 1,113,508 2,783,770
1,802,088 1,201,392 3,003,480
-Residential -Commercial Total
594,607 2,378,430 2,973,037 2,367,110 2,440,682
671,659 2,536,638 3,208,297 2,543,505 2,595,954
Epping CID Fish Hoek CID
Green Point CID
Groote Schuur CID Maitland CID Muizenberg CID
Paarden Eiland CID Parow Industria CID
Zeekoevlei Peninsula SRA Total
1,316,852 1,877,301 3,194,153 1,448,666
2,347,615 77,730 2,425,345 3,028,523
0.001082 0.001863 0.003136 0.001919 0.001950
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 – CAPE TOWN STADIUM VISITORS CENTRE RATE CARD Availability subject to major Event Calendar Subject to General Terms of Usage VAT at 14% in terms of the Value Added Tax Act. 89 of 1991 to be added CATEGORIES AREA
2011 / 2012 2011/2012 TARIFF TARIFF EXCL. VAT EXCL. VAT STADIUM URBAN PARK
Adults Children under 12 Pensioners
R40.00 R15.00 R15.00
R30.00 R10.00 R10.00
School Tour Groups
Educational / Information Booklets
R10.00 Per booklet
2011/2012 TARIFF EXCL. VAT REMARKS STADIUM AND URBAN PARK R60.00 Per Visit R20.00 Per Visit R20.00 Per Visit Per Learner R15.00 Per Visit
5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 11.5% 0%
Highlights of proposed amendments COLLECTIONS PILOT RECYCLING PROJECT The City will provide free 140L wheeled waste containers to participating customers for the storage and collection of recyclable waste. The pilot project will be rolled out in the catchment area of the Kraaifontein Waste Management facility. RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG (RFID) The RFID tag will enable the City to track the location of a bin, to generate statistics and to amend the Billing system. The City will provide the ﬁrst RFID containers free of charge whereafter the property owner will be liable for the replacement costs of these containers should it be damaged, lost or stolen. OLD AGE HOMES Old Age Homes were previously billed for containers equating to a third of the number of living units and had to use the City as a service provider. Old age homes to be reclassiﬁed as non-residential and may choose the number of containers required or to use private sector service providers. DISPOSAL - LOOSE BODY VEHICLES Loose body vehicles to be charged at an averaged carrying capacity of the container and not the carrying capacity of the vehicle as is the current practice. The above change may result in a saving for the customer.
5. MISCELLANEOUS TARIFFS AND CHARGES 5.1 A complete copy of all Miscellaneous Tariffs and Charges are available for inspection at the abovementioned Municipal Ofﬁces. 5.2 All Miscellaneous tariffs include VAT. Fines, Penalties, Refundable Deposits and Housing are exempt from VAT. VAT is calculated at 14% in terms of the Value Added Tax Act No. 89 of 1991.
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 SPECIAL RATING AREAS ADDITIONAL RATE The purpose of this notice is to draw the attention of all interested parties to the following: Additional Rates applicable to SRAs reﬂected below are exclusive of VAT and reﬂected as a Rand-in-the-rand
CITY OF CAPE TOWN: 2011/2012 - MyCiti INTEGRATED RAPID TRANSIT (Integrated Rapid Transit is exempt from VAT) CONTINUATION OF INTERIM IRT SERVICE SERVICES RENDERED VAT 2010/11 2011/12 UNTIL 2011/12 FROM AND RELATED TRANSPORT UNIT REMARKS YES/ RAND 31 DEC 2011 1 JAN 2012 PRODUCTS NO EXCL. VAT RAND EXCL.VAT RAND EXCL.VAT PREMIUM AIRPORT SERVICE – FARE LEVEL 1 (USING MANUAL TICKETS) UNTIL IRT FULL FARE SYSTEM STARTS From Cape Town Airport to MyCiTi Civic Centre per person per trip (one Station or return. Period of validity: 3 months Premium Airport service No R50.00 R53.00 R53.00 way) from date of purchase (in case of a manual ticket). Premium Airport concession 1: per child per trip (one On the same route. Period of validity: 3 months Children 4-11 years old (ie 4 No R25.00 R26.50 R26.50 way) from date of purchase. and older, but under 12 yrs) On the same route: unlimited travel within Premium Airport concession 2: per monthly ticket calendar month of validity. Not transferable. No R400.00 R424.00 R424.00 Monthly ticket Period of validity: one calendar month. On the same route PLUS one trip on the Inner City Interim service (Item No 4): per single Premium Airport concession 3: per ordinary ticket when ordinary ticket (Ticket type 1B.1), provided 20 No R40.00 R42.40 R42.40 Bulk purchase - ordinary tickets bought in bulk tickets or more are purchased at the same time. Period of validity: 3 months from date of purchase. On the same route PLUS one trip on the Inner City Interim service (Item No 4): per single child Premium Airport concession 4: per child ticket when ticket (Ticket type 1B.1), provided 20 tickets or No R20.00 R21.20 R21.20 Bulk purchase - child tickets bought in bulk more are purchased at the same time. Period of validity: 3 months from date of purchase. INNER CITY INTERIM FARE SYSTEM – FARE LEVEL 1 (USING MANUAL TICKETS): PRIOR TO IRT INTERIM FARE SYSTEM Inner City Interim Service: per person per trip (one From Gardens Centre via Civic Centre Station to No R5.00 R5.00 R5.30 ordinary ticket way) Waterfront. Period of validity: one month IRT FULL FARE SYSTEM – FARE LEVEL 1 Trunk (Basic) Route: Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up Peak Period: 6:30 - 8:30 and No R5.00 R5.00 R5.30 one way trip per person to nearest 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of 16:00 - 17:30 plus and a Rate per Kilometre of R0.30 R0.40 R0.42 up to a maximum of R16.00 R17.00 R18.05 Trunk (Basic) Route: Off-Peak Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up No R4.00 R4.00 R4.24 Period one way trip per person to nearest 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of plus and a Rate per Kilometre of R0.30 R0.30 R0.32 up to a maximum of R15.00 R12.50 R13.25 Premium Trunk (Airport) Route: Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up No R44.00 R44.52 R44.52 all periods one way trip per person to nearest 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of plus and a Rate per Kilometre of R0.30 R0.42 R0.42 Flat fare. Fare for one way Feeder Route: Peak Periods This is charged at a ﬂat fare. No R5.00 R5.00 R5.30 trip per person Flat fare. Fare for one way Feeder Route: Off-peak periods This is charged at a ﬂat fare. No R4.00 R4.00 R4.25 trip per person Feeder extensions routes: Peak Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up No NA R5.00 R5.30 Periods one way trip per person to nearest 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of plus, regarding kms after ﬁrst 10kms, a Rate per NA R0.40 R0.42 Kilometre of up to a maximum of NA R17.00 R18.05 Feeder extensions routes: Off- Distance based. Fare per This fare is distance based (total fare rounded up No NA R4.00 R4.24 Peak Periods one way trip per person to nearest 5c), comprising of a Boarding Fare of
The following categories will be exempted from paying the transport tariffs with effect from 29 May 2010
Note: Category 2 & 3 must have the necessary identiﬁcation and authorisation.
Category 1 - Enforcement (uniformed staff wearing uniforms and carrying service identiﬁcation cards)
Category 4 - All babies and toddlers under the height of 1.0m, provided that they appear to be under 4 years of age.
SAPS, Metro police, Law Enforcement, Trafﬁc, Fire and Rescue, Disaster Management, SA National Defence Force staff
All total fares payable to be rounded-up to the nearest 5c
Category 2 - Transport operations and Monitoring (As authorised by ED: Transport Roads & Major Projects) • • •
Transport Service Provider: Management or delegated staff City and its Contractors Staff responsible for fare management and contract compliance monitoring Event speciﬁc volunteers deployed by the City and Local Organising Committee
Category 3 - IRT technical team members (As authorised by ED: Transport, Roads & Major Projects) • •
System Planning, Infrastructure and Business Plan technical staff (Monitoring, continuous improvement and to aid future planning) Transport data collection and survey staff ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER
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Tough tussle awaits Stormers And despite the Stormers managing to pip the Lions 19-16 in their opening match last weekend, Allister Coetzee and his team will need to focus on getting the team to work as a unit. A “rusty” and unorganised display of rugby was produced by the Stormers in the first half, with John Mitchell’s men surprising the men from the Cape with a fast and attacking game plan. Leading 9-8 at half-time, with only Lions’ centre Waylon Murray having visited behind the tryline and all the Stormers points coming from the boot of flyhalf Gary van Aswegen, the Stormers returned to the field without their gutsy leader Schalk Burger, who suffered a blow to his knee during the first half. Pieter Louw replaced Burger and was influential throughout the match, tackling like a demon, dominating at the breakdown, scoring the men in navy blue’s only try and calling the shots in the battle between the loose forwards. But the Lions showed heart and determination, with the match finishing four minutes into injury time. They set up more than 15 phases from the Stormers’ 22, in an attempt score a try and break the hearts of the Stormers and their fans. But the Stormers managed to steal the ball in the loose with a wobbly Dewaldt Duvenhage pass being kicked over the sideline by fullback, Conrad Jantjes.
BROUGHT TO GROUND: DHL Stormers replacement flanker, Pieter Louw, tries to evade the tackles of two Lions players in his team’s 1916 win at DHL Newlands on Saturday evening. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images
curing possession in the loose, the ball seems to be dying in the backline. Perhaps backline coach, Robbie Fleck, should consider selecting star prospect Juan de Jongh at cen-
Ballers battling to hit it off BRIAN GAFFNEY
THE Baseball Association of Western Province (BAWP) and the WP Softball Federation (WPSF) are engaged in a tense stand-off that has cooled the good vibes between these onetime close associates. What is upsetting the WPSF officials is that a revised BAWP fixture programme clashes with the forthcoming National Provincial Tournament (NPT) for softballers – and that threatens to deplete the provincial men’s softball squad. So much so that several top baseballers – who are also members of men’s softball clubs in the WPSF – have withdrawn from the WP squad that will participate in the NPT in Tshwane from 17 – 21 March. The problem is that they have committed themselves to the BAWP Major League competition that climaxes on the weekend 19-20 March – despite the softball officials calling a meeting with their baseball counterparts in an attempt to resolve the impasse in mid-February. One of the pressing concerns for the WPSF that came to light in a Softball South Africa (SSA) media release on Wednesday 23 February, is that the men’s softballers who have withdrawn from the WP squad “will lose the opportunity to to represent their country” in the 2013 World Championships scheduled for New Zealand. According to the SSA, the training squad
for the championship will be selected at the national provincial tournament in Tshwane. The players who have withdrawn include SA baseball pitcher Carl Michaels, Tyrone Brandt, Lloyd Stevens, Leon Dodgen, DavidLee Alexander, Nigel Kerchhoff, Faizel Moosa and Che Adams from the title-chasing Athlone Athletics Baseball Club. They are all members of the Hamiltons Men’s Softball Club, with the exception of Dodgen and Alexander, who represent Devonshire. Greg Lendis, the president of the BAWP, said his management committee – comprising the chairpersons of all clubs – were “unanimous in its decision against postponing fixtures (19 and 20 March), as this was the last week available to complete the league programme”. The other contentious issue raised in the media release from SSA vice-president Noore Nacerodien, is that Hamiltons were unable to field a team against arch rivals Pirates – in a knockout semi-final on Sunday 6 February due to BAWP fixturing matches for the same day. But Lendis said that blame should not be laid entirely at baseball’s door. “It must be noted that the WPSF did not inform us of their fixtures as well as the provincial championship”. “We serve our players and they have the choice to participate in any sport that they wish to do,” said Lendis. Denise Paulsen, the president of the WPSF,
tre, breaking the conventional Springbok centre pairing of Jean de Villiers and Jaque Fourie. De Jongh was instrumental in the Stormers’ road to the final last year, also getting a Springbok call up. He
said yesterday she was hopeful her federation could persuade BAWP officials to change their stance on the matter at an urgent meeting later this week. “Softball and baseball do not need to be at loggerheads. We need to work together in the best interest of our members,” said Paulsen. What influences the Athlone Athletics’ baseballers’ commitment to their club most is that Athletics are close to regaining the Major League title they last won in the 1995/96 season. Another incentive for Michaels and company is that the SA Baseball Union (SABU) has been invited to participate to two major international events within the next three years They are the 2011 World Series in Taiwan in October and the World Baseball Classic hosted by Major League in America in 2013. Edwin Bennett, the executive director of the SABU, said yesterday that the SABU will decide at the end of March – prior to its senior inter-provincial tournament in George from 3-9 April – whether to accept the invitation for the World Series. Bennett explained that the SABU will then approach the Lotto Board for funding – like it had previously done – to cover tour costs. This saw each national player only contributing R2 000 in the past, thanks to the Lotto funding. The 2013 World Baseball Classic is an all-expenses paid venture for the 16 qualifiers – courtesy of Major League America. The SSA, on the other hand, does not enjoy the same good fortune as the SABU. The SSA has been unable to secure Lotto funding or major sponsorships for its men’s and women’s teams that participated in Inter-
impressed when he was brought on in the last 20 minutes and his agility and attacking and defensive play, as well as his ability to step, is missed in a rather one-dimensional Stormers outfit.
national Softball Federation (ISF) championships in recent years, like the 2010 World Series for women in Venezuela and the 2009 World Series for men in Canada. The majority of national players that hail from the WPSF each raised close to R30 000 to cover tour costs for them to don the green and gold.
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IT WILL be a battle up front when the DHL Stormers take on the Toyota Cheetahs in the third round of the 2011 Super Rugby competition at DHL Newlands on Saturday afternoon.
And coach Coetzee was the first to admit that his team did not play to their full potential. “I am happy with the win. One can rectify mistakes and system errors, but you cannot coach guts, never giving up and refusal to be defeated,” he said after the match. “Derbys are tough and we did well to hold them out. It’s difficult to bye in the first week of the competition. We looked rusty, but when it mattered, we pulled through. The team has matured and gained a lot of experience.” And that experience will have to be proved against the Cheetahs on Saturday. The men from Bloemfontein were unlucky to lose 23-25 to the Vodacom Bulls at home last Friday evening, after leading 23-8 at halftime. In the process, they also lost captain Juan Smith, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon and is in doubt for the rest of the season. However, his replacement, Ashley Johnson, reigned supreme in the company of big names such as Pierre Spies, Deon Stegmann and Dewald Potgieter. He was awarded the man of the match award in the end. Johnson, originally from the Cape, will be looking to show his worth to Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské, by building on last week’s performance. Flanker Kabamba Floors also impressed on defence, while the always-grinding tight five gave the players in the Bulls engine room a run for their money. If the Stormers want to secure the win and an invaluable home bonus point, they have to revert to the running rugby their supporters became accustomed to last year. While the forwards have been se-
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