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WO serious accidents occurred on the deadly Doordrift Road in Constantia in the past week, with one taking the life of an ADT bicycle guard, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident. On Wednesday 2 March, at approximately 05:00, the ADT patroller was knocked down on the corner of Breda and Doordrift roads. After a resident spotted a damaged Uno Fiat in the area, Diep River police officers traced and arrested the 26-year-old owner of the car and charged him with culpable homicide. Constantia resident Ian Glass expressed his concern at the lack of speed entrapment in the “accident-prone” road. “I have only seen speed trapping once in the past 10 years; it may have been done more often, but it needs to be more visible,” says Glass. “Many vehicles, including taxis, go like

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Children needing homes CAPE TOWN Child Welfare is looking for families that are interested in caring for children in temporary care and foster care. They are looking for parents over 21 who are willing to open their homes to children who are in need of care and protection. Suitable parents should have a home with adequate space, lots of love and have

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Within this diverse group of cyclists you will find the most fascinating people with the biggest hearts. This year there’s a team of 75 riders cycling for The Chaeli Campaign in Plumstead. Some are raising funds for specific individuals RARING TO GO: Mukhtar Lee will be riding a hand cycle with disabilities and others for any in this year’s Pick n Pay Cape Argus cycle tour. He is number of current Chaeli Cam- part of a 75­strong group participating in the tour for paign programmes. the benefit of The Chaeli Campaign. Photo: Supplied Last year CEO Zelda Mycroft entered with a hand cycle due to a knee opera- make a difference in the lives of others. tion not allowing sufficient rotation to ride This year she set herself the challenge of a conventional bicycle. raising R10 000 for 10km and has already hit This experience inspired Mycroft to ap- her R10 000 goal. What now lies ahead is the proach Pedal Power for a donation to pur- physical challenge of completing 10km of the chase two more hand cycles so that the expe- Cycle Tour route along the Blue Route. A rience could be shared by those who cannot mighty challenge for her and one she is deride conventional bicycles. termined to meet. This year, Mukhtar Lee and Tracy Cohen, The three intrepid hand cyclists will be who both have significant physical disabili- raising funds in support of the newly foundties and cannot ride conventional bicycles, ed Chaeli Sports and Recreation Club, which will be joining Mycroft and riding for The offers weekly practices in karate, ballroom Chaeli Campaign. and Latin dancing and boccia, a ball game Lee is a second year marketing student at for athletes in wheelchairs. the Cape Peninsula University of TechnoloExercise is important to build strength for gy (CPUT) in Bellville and an avid sports- mobility and The Chaeli Campaign Sports man, playing tennis, basketball, table tennis and Recreation Club will be holding a 4km and pool. fun Walk for Wheels on Friday 25 March He started ballroom and Latin American starting at 17:00 at the Bergvliet Sports Assodancing at the age of nine. Lee has spastic ciation in Bergvliet. diaplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that afThis event is being held to raise awareness fects the muscles in the lower limbs, and us- of the positive role that people with disabilies crutches to help him walk. ties have to play in society. Individuals or Last year Cohen raised sponsorship as a teams of four or more people may enter. ghost rider for The Chaeli Campaign and asFor more information on Walk For sists with fundraising, social media updates Wheels, Chaeli Sports and Recreation Club and administrative duties at The Chaeli activities or to sponsor a Chaeli rider, conCampaign. tact Melanie or Lana at 0861 CHAELI (0861 She is cerebral palsied, walks with diffi- 242 354) or email info@chaelicamculty and yet has the passion and drive to paign.co.za.

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Hit and run suspect arrested TAURIQ HASSEN

NEIGHBOURHOOD watch patrollers in Constantia played a key roll in the arrest of a driver after an ADT bicycle patroller was run down and killed. The ADT patroller was knocked down on the corner of Breda and Doordrift Roads in Constantia on Wednesday 2 March, at 05:00. Wayne Weiman, chairman of the BKM Neighbourhood Watch, said they were called out to the scene and found parts of the car strewn on the ground. “Very significantly, we found a headlight of the car and some other parts, which we then looked into in order to find the guilty party,” says Weiman. Later that morning, the neighbourhood watch members studied private and commercial video footage from cameras situated along the road. It was discovered that the headlight and other parts belonged to a Fiat Uno. This information was then communicated to the community. “We then sent out emails and radio messages to everybody who might have spotted a damaged Fiat Uno,” Weiman explains. Later, a resident responded, claiming that she had spotted a damaged Uno pulling into

the driveway at a complex in Bergvliet. Patrollers were then sent out to the complex, where the police were contacted to arrest the suspect. “Police arrested the man as he was leaving the complex that morning,” says Weiman. Captain John Saayman, spokesperson for the Diep River Police Station, confirmed the arrest of a 26-year-old man from Bergvliet. “He was arrested on the scene and is being charged with culpable homicide,” says Saayman. He appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday 4 March, where the case was postponed for further investigation. Rob Dale, Regional Managing Director of ADT Security Western Cape, thanked the SAPS, medical response and all BKM members for their assistance in the matter. “We have contacted his next of kin and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time,” says Dale. Weiman adds: “We too wish to extend our condolences to his family and wish to commend those involved in tracking down the driver of the vehicle and support the police in their investigation into these tragic events.”

Talk on response of baboons THE Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) is holding a talk on “The long-term response of baboons to plantation harvesting in Tokai”, by UCT PhD student, Tali Hoffman on Thursday 17 March from 18:00 for 18:30 to 20:30 at The Range, Orpen Road, Tokai. Dr Justin O’Riain, head of the Baboon Research Unit, will participate in the human/baboon conflict discussion follow-

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SWISS MISSES: Two pupils and two teachers of Floreat Primary School in Lute Street, Steen­ berg, have been se­ lected to represent the country at the 14th World Gymnas­ trada Display of Movement in Leus­ anne, Swizerland in July. Pupils Hanee­ fah Jacobs (12) and Keisha Kingman (11) will be taking their first trip over­ seas and experience their first flight. “We really are looking forward to the experience of being in another country,” Haneefah says. Fundraisers will be held to cover the costs of the trip and donations are welcome. For more information call the school on (021) 701­2302. Photographed at the school, at the back, from left, are Connie Blaauw (teacher), Hilton Palanyandi (deputy principal) and Shireen Solomons (teacher). In front are Haneefah (left) and Keisha. Photo: Tasmin Cupido

NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE SUBCOUNCILS MARCH 2011 Notice is hereby given that the meeting of the 23 (twenty three) subcouncils for the City of Cape Town will take place at the time and at the different venues as indicated in the schedule below: Subcouncil

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Tuesday 8 March 2011

PATROLLERS PLAY KEY ROLE IN ARREST

Hit and run suspect arrested TAURIQ HASSEN

NEIGHBOURHOOD watch patrollers in Constantia played a key roll in the arrest of a driver after an ADT bicycle patroller was run down and killed. The ADT patroller was knocked down on the corner of Breda and Doordrift Roads in Constantia on Wednesday 2 March, at 05:00. Wayne Weiman, chairman of the BKM Neighbourhood Watch, said they were called out to the scene and found parts of the car strewn on the ground. “Very significantly, we found a headlight of the car and some other parts, which we then looked into in order to find the guilty party,” says Weiman. Later that morning, the neighbourhood watch members studied private and commercial video footage from cameras situated along the road. It was discovered that the headlight and other parts belonged to a Fiat Uno. This information was then communicated to the community. “We then sent out emails and radio messages to everybody who might have spotted a damaged Fiat Uno,” Weiman explains. Later, a resident responded, claiming that

she had spotted a damaged Uno pulling into the driveway at a complex in Bergvliet. Patrollers were then sent out to the complex, where the police were contacted to arrest the suspect. “Police arrested the man as he was leaving the complex that morning,” says Weiman. Captain John Saayman, spokesperson for the Diep River Police Station, confirmed the arrest of a 26-year-old man from Bergvliet. “He was arrested on the scene and is being charged with culpable homicide,” says Saayman. He appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday 4 March, where the case was postponed for further investigation. Rob Dale, Regional Managing Director of ADT Security Western Cape, thanked the SAPS, medical response and all BKM members for their assistance in the matter. “We have contacted his next of kin and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time,” says Dale. Weiman adds: “We too wish to extend our condolences to his family and wish to commend those involved in tracking down the driver of the vehicle and support the police in their investigation into these tragic events.”

Man nabbed for bomb threat A

32-YEAR old Pick n Pay employee was arrested in connection with a bomb threat made to the Tokai Junction store last month. The man, a Parkwood resident, was arrested on 3 March and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court the next day. He was released on bail. People’s Post reported that several shops were evacuated on Thursday 24 February after the switchboard operator at the store received a telephone call after 14:00 from a man who said there was a bomb in the building (“Shops evacuated after bomb threat in Tokai”, 1 March).

Sniffer dogs and police explosives experts searched the store, but according police, nothing was found and trading later returned to normal. Shortly after 15:00 the area was declared safe and staff and customers were allowed back into the building. Detective Constable Gershwin Martin, from the Kirstenhof detective branch, discovered that the call came from a landline, which was traced to a public phone in Blue Route Mall. The man was identified from video footage taken by mall security cameras at the time the call was made.

Discover how galaxies are formed THE South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town will have a public lecture, “Unravelling the Mystery of Galaxy Formation and Evolution”, on Saturday 12 March at 20:00. The talk will be presented by Dr Bonita de Swardt, a post-doctoral research fellow at the SA Astronomical Observatory. De Swardt’s research interests are in characterising the faintest galaxies in the universe. At first glance, astronomers characterise galaxies into different stages of evolution based on visual appearance or morphology. However, this visual characterisation

is not always clear cut, and can strongly depend on the wavelength at which the galaxy is observed or its immediate environment. With the development of larger, more sensitive telescopes, more clues can be obtained on how galaxies may have formed and evolved. After the talk there will be stargazing, weather permitting, as well as tours of the library and the McClean museum. Public lectures are free and there is no need to book. For more details, call the SA Astronomical Observatory on (021) 460-9319 or visit www.saao.ac.za.

In addition to items of relevance to specific sub-councils, the following items will appear on the agendas for all Sub-councils in March: • • •

Draft District Plans 2011/12 Budget Consultation with Subcouncils Input into the IDP Process

Copies are available for scrutiny at subcouncils, municipal libraries and www.capetown.gov.za. Organisations are requested to submit comment to their subcouncil. The Rules of Order for subcouncils permit any member of the public to address the subcouncil on these or any other matters by prior arrangement with the relevant subcouncil manager. ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER

All happening at the fair THE first Alphen Antiques and Collectables Fair of the month will take place at the Alphen Centre, Main Road, Constantia (opposite Constantia Village) on Sunday 13 March from 10:00 to 16:00. a variety of items which includes jewellery, glass, ceramics, silver, toys, books, and paintings will on sale. Entry is free and there is ample parking. Refreshments are available. For further details call Des on 084 626 7499.

Party for cricket THE Victoria Cricket Club will be hosting their fundraiser at the Victoria Clubhouse in Chukker Road, Kenwyn on Saturday 12 March. The cover charge will be R10. DJ Dino will hit the decks, with drinks on sale at the clubhouse. The event will start at 20:30 and continue until 03:00. For further information call Patrick on 084 354 0063.


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Tuesday 8 March 2011

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Dumper caught in the act TAURIQ HASSEN

A BUILDING contractor was caught red-handed dumping a pile of construction rubble outside the Constantia Cemetery in Parish Road last week. The dumper was spotted by two people at the same venue and even returned to dump a second load at the site on Wednesday 2 March. A freelance photographer was on hand to capture the deed on film. A witness, who wished to remain anonymous, was in the process of delivering a car in the area when he came across the white Isuzu bakkie depositing the waste. The witness stopped and reversed his car to approach the driver of the bakkie. “He just looked at me, smiled and then drove off, as if the matter was not serious at all,” says the witness. After witnessing the incident, he then contacted the People’s Post to report the matter. People’s Post then requested that photographer Clifford Wyeth visit the location in order for pictures to be taken of the dump pile. When Wyeth arrived at the site, the driver had returned to dump his second load of rubble. Wyeth explained that the building contractor was “embarrassingly” making it clear that the rubble was only being dumped temporarily. “When they saw me, they wanted to drive away quickly,” says Wyeth.

Despite the City of Cape Townmanaged, Kendal Road dumping facility being approximately 500 metres away, the building contractor said he would have the rubble removed on Friday 4 March. Paul Painter, maintenance manager at a retirement village in Parish Road, confirmed that the rubble dumped in Constantia was from the village, as “major construction is currently taking place”. Painter was aware of the contractor’s actions at the time, but made it clear that they were only “temporarily” storing the rubble at this location, despite not gaining council permission. He explained that the rubble was only stored at the specific spot, as it would be carted off to the nearest dump site at the end of the week. “This was a once-off thing and it will never happen again, so I really don’t know what the fuss is all about,” says Painter. He said this was the norm for builders on site, but confirmed that they have since stopped this practice. He said instead of waiting until the end of the week they removed the builder’s rubble alongside Parish Road on the same day. As a solution, Painter emptied out a garage inside the village, where the rubble would be dumped before being removed at the end of the week. “The dump pile has been removed already and we received no complaints from anybody,” says Painter.

But the witness was disgusted by the actions: “It’s ridiculous that this driver thought he could just get away with something like this”. Ward Councillor Neil Ross, found the actions of the building contractor “a complete disgrace”. “It’s unbelievable that people who are established building contractors dump wherever they please,” says Ross. Although dumping is not a major problem in the Constantia area, Ross explained that there is very little that can be done to prevent dumping. “We are heavily dependant on the goodwill of people to report these matters to council.” Ross highlighted that the Kendal Road dumping facility could be closed down later this year, which could introduce further problems for council. Although no time frames for the relocation of the facility could be confirmed, Ross added that council has already begun discussions possible solutions for a new dumping site. “With the site closing, we not sure if builders will go to the neighbouring dump sites and this could mean that they would choose to dump everywhere else in the area,” says Ross. Other municipal dumping sites are situated in Retreat and Wynberg.

CAUGHT: Dumper attempting to drive away.

Photo: Clifford Wyeth

RED­HANDED: The dumper minutes after dumping his load on the side of the road.


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Young musicians head for China GERDA VON BENECKE

THERE are a few reasons why 13 learners from Wynberg Girls’ High School can’t wait to get to Beijing, China, in July. For Robyn Lassen it’s all about “expanding horizons”. Jessica Davids, on the other hand, would love to see the Great Wall of China, while Helen Slater is looking forward to learning how to play her instrument that much better. And for Yeji Jung – well, someone said something about “cheap shopping”. Four Western Cape schools, including Wynberg Girls’ High School, Bergvliet High, Alexander Sinton and Heathfield High, have been invited to the 2011 Tutti World Youth Music Tour that will be taking place in Beijing. This non-competitive event, according to information on the Tutti website, will give a number of international young musicians and singers the opportunity to not only perform their own chosen repertoire, but also undertake a series of master classes focusing on improving their technique. According to Wynberg Girls’ High School spokesperson, Jehan Chikte, the event also brings together an international music faculty not only based on performance capabilities, but also their teaching ability with young musicians. As part of the event’s fundraising and awareness drive, all four schools have performed at the V&A Waterfront over weekends, and have planned a variety of concerts for the tour which started in October last year at Bergvliet High, with performances by The Dirty Skirts, Chad Saaiman and The Rudimentals. For Valentine’s Day, Wynberg Girls’ High School celebrated their love of music and raised funds with a concert performed by The Parlotones on Monday 14 February. Heathfield High School (HHS) will be taking 16 learners, who form the

HHS Jazz Band. Lynn Hannibal, the school’s music teacher and band leader, says while she hopes the learners will be able to measure their abilities on an international scale, she is also looking forward to the exposure they will get to music from other cultures. According to Hannibal, the band even has its own blog at www.heathfieldhigh.com, where the public can read up on band members and keep up with their progress and thoughts. Piano-playing Dominico Lategard from the HHS Jazz Band, says he just can’t wait to do some “jamming with the other musicians”, perhaps even forming ties with other musicians for future prospects. The Alexander Sinton Jazz Band, with its 18 members, is also heading to China. The band was started in 2008 by Ronel Nagfaal, who says what she’s most happy about is that the festival will be one huge step in preparing learners for a career in music. Lezarne Isaacs, violin player for the Alexander Sinton Jazz Band, says she has never interacted with other musicians before, and that’s exactly what she plans on doing on the tour, she says. Bergvliet High School will be taking 16 of the school’s top musicians. Junior head of music and senior band leader, Harlene Veotte, says, except for making connections with musicians from right across the world, she also hopes the students will learn a lot about music in terms of techniques and musicality. The Loytiez, a rap and R&B group of five boys who form part of the Bergvliet group going to China, says they feel “very privileged and like ... a bit scared”. Jasper Saayman, music teacher at Wynberg Girls’ High School, who will be taking the learners to China, says the school is “incredibly proud of these girls who have taken the challenge and opportunity to go to Beijing”. He also wanted to give a big thank you to the parents who support their daughters in all their concerts and practicing at home and school.

WYNBERG VOCALS: Seen here, from the left: Jaime Floris, Jessica Davids, Georgia Bailey and Tatum Fortune. Photo: Gerda von Benecke

BERGVLIET LOYTIEZ: Seen here, from the left: Simon Van Harte, Enrico Petersen, Brandon Mckinnon and Keegan Steenkamp.Photo: Gerda von Benecke

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HEATHFIELD HIGH: Seen here, from the left: Dominico Lategan on piano, Ashton Ezau on guitar, James Gordon on bass guitar, Alvin Frantz on drums and Bianca Koll on vocals. Photo: Gerda von Benecke

Golf day for Rondebosch rowers THE Rondebosch Boys’ High School Rowing Club is having a golf day, sponsored by Kenings Car, Van and Truck Hire, at the Rondebosch Golf Course on Friday 25 March. The format will be a shotgun start at 13:00, and a four-ball alliance with two scores to count.

The cost is R350 per player, including a snack dinner at prize giving, or R500 to sponsor a hole. All funds raised will go to the Rondebosch Boys’ High School Rowing Club for much needed equipment. Please contact Hayley Smith on 082 774 0228 or email stormsky@mweb.co.za.


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AFRICAN CARNIVAL: Production is in full swing for the Cape Town Carni­ val taking place on Sat­ urday 19 March. Qani­ ta Smith (left) and Tatiana Jacobs­ Croucamp are seen here fitting on some of the costumes. This year the carnival will have all the glamour and sensuality of Rio but with a distinctive African beat. The Carnival parade will start at 8.30pm and proceed down the “Carnival Corridor” in Long Street, through the purpose­built gateway that will be ablaze with colour, lights, lasers and dancers. 150 Harley­Davidsons will herald the grand entrance of nine spectacular floats and over 2 000 dancers in elaborate and colourful costumes. There will also be a special FanJol in Greenmarket Square to accommodate early spectators. A large screen, a themed bar and food vendors will be set up for the Stormers vs Bulls Super 15 rugby match. Photo: Jaco Marais / Foto 24

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BIG SPLASH: The annual ‘A’ league gala on Wednesday 16 February was attended by thou­ sands of people from the top swimming high schools in the Western Cape. The atmosphere and the scenery lends itself to a spectacular event that makes getting a ticket challenging. Rustenburg High School was the host school, and Vivienne Williams was the overall conven­ er who coordinated a superbly run gala. This year saw Rondebosch Boys’ High School retain­ ing the Steven’s Shield as the top boys’ school for the third year running. They put on a clinical performance by winning nine out of the 18 races and taking six second place positions. Remarkably, RBHS has now won the gala for the ninth time in the past 10 years. Rhenish Girls’ High School in Stellenbosch took the trophy for the sixth year running, official­ ly making them the Best Girls Swimming School in the Western Cape. The Rhenish Swim­ ming Team won all of their relay races, in the end coming first in 15 of their 19 races for the day. In second and third place (boys) were Paul Roos Gymnasium and Wynberg Boys’ High School respectively. In second and third place (girls) was Herschel Girls’ School and Springfield Convent School respectively. Photo: Supplied

Life reflected in a train ride four to five minute film, recording, editing and packaging it. RAIN doors shut on a commuter’s Makoni says the name of his film refers shopping bags … trapping them mo- to the tune that always accompanies a mentarily until a fellow passenger opens train journey. the doors. “The tune takes many forms. It could be Just a moment sandwiched in the bustle music from blind singers. It can be music of a train journey, but recorded on film, it blaring from cellphones that are tweaked becomes part of a “metaphor for the jour- to produce the loudest sound. ney of life we travel daily”. “It can also be a tune of people turning “Because life is a journey” is freelance a train journey into a business enterprise.” journalist Munyaradzi Makoni’s observaMakoni says he chose the subject of the tion on the voice over of trains to awaken people his short documentary to what happens daily film, “Train tunes”. with a lighter look. A man with a weathAnd he adds that he er-beaten face sits on a loves the trains, in spite train platform and has a the overcrowding and long drink from a the occasional delays. cooldrink bottle. He adds when you im“A theatre” is the sucagine how many have to cinct voice over. use trains, you appreciOf commuters who ate that they have to use read on the trains, Mathem, whether they love koni remarks quietly: it or not. “The noise boosts their Makoni says the chalunderstanding.” lenge was getting the Makoni recently combest shot on a moving pleted a two-week docutrain and confining his mentary filmmaking observations to a film of course at the University four minutes and 21 secof Cape Town. RECORDING LIFE: Freelance jour­ onds. The course brought nalist Munyaradzi Makoni has com­ He adds he would love together five youths pleted a documentary film making to do more of these fascifrom Khayelitsha and course at UCT. nating stories in future three women from the if he had the means. Saartjie Baartman Centre in Athlone, a “Stories focusing on social lives are centre for abused women. The course was things that contribute to our humanness. taught by South African-born Paul Yule, a “A life that if we look closely is also politveteran filmmaker who has produced ical and economic,” he muses. more than 31 documentary films on six The film can be viewed at http:// continents, some of them award-winning. www.youtube.com/ Each person or team had to produce a watch?v=6_L0sBYpW0A. TERESA FISCHER

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From left: Mirza Parker, the or­ ganiser of ISWA’s gala event, Rushdy Siers, CEO of ISWA and Is­ mail Osman, PRO for ISWA. Photo: Reyana Steyn

Twenty­five years of giving REYANA STEYN

IN CELEBRATION of 25 years of service, the Islamic Social and Welfare Association (ISWA) will be hosting a gala event at Cape Town College in Kromboom Road on Saturday 12 March. The anniversary also marks the start of a five-year project for ISWA, which is situated in Belgravia Estate, to acquire their own premises and develop a learning centre for their school. ISWA offers counselling services, social intervention strategies, further education and training, poverty alleviation (through educational subsidies) and youth and children’s development programmes. These services are offered to people of all religions. ISWA’s doors were first opened in 1986 by Nurounihar Minton and Fowzia Ryklief, who are still involved with the organisation. “The two women saw the need for trauma counselling and the non-profit organisation was born during the apartheid era. Families were dying from abuse and drugs and ISWA decided they must do something as the communities were disintegrating,” says Rushdy Siers, the CEO of ISWA. “As they continued to counsel people throughout the years they saw the need to do more to help the communities and started a few projects.” In 1987, ISWA rallied to support the international call for the rights of children, becoming one of many organisations which rallied to support the Rainbow Children’s Day campaign. In 1994, ISWA alone carried on the tradition of the Rainbow Children’s Day.

The campaign came to an end in 2004, when the weekend was disrupted by a severe storm which hit Cape Town. A week later an appeal was made to the Great Moscow Circus and a special show was staged for more than 1 000 children and their caregivers. In 2004, the Minton School of Development was launched to help children. At the school they offer two-year courses in project management for counselling, paralegal counselling financial management and a social auxiliary course. Participants must have completed matric. Classes are currently held at Athlone High School. With ISWA’s formation of the SingOsman Education Fund, the burden of pupils who want to attend the school has been made lighter, as they receive a bursary and pay only R13 000 instead of the usual R23 000. ISWA has also introduced a Learn Self-Esteem Forum. “We have recognised that many things influence people; the circumstances they live in, drug abuse and family disintegration and we need to look at ways to help in the home, school, working and social environment,” says Siers. He says the aim is to reach thousands of people for the next 25 years and make a difference in their lives. “We are in talks with schools to include this programme in their curriculum.” Mirza Parker, the gala-event organiser, says he is planning a “great” event with a line-up that includes local talents; Ganief Parker and guests, the George Werner Band, Little Giants, Emily Bruce and flamenco duo Wathiq Hussein and Rajissi. Book a ticket, at R300 per person, by calling Mirza Parker on 071 384 1237.


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Videos document a landscape of pain me very scared. I felt humiliated because I didn’t want people to know what happened to me. “My challenge was that I could never do it alone; I always had someone with me because telling my story made me feel like I was going through it again,” says one of the women. Their identities cannot be revealed for safety reasons. Irma Maharaj, a researcher at SBC, says a “diary room” was set up where the women could record their daily thoughts and experiences. “Just talking about their experiences helps with the healing process. It lets other women in abusive relationships know that they are not alone and hopefully encourages them to leave their abusive relationships. “In the video we tried to mask their faces as much as we could and it won’t be shown as widely as we would’ve liked, for the women’s safety,” she says. Filmmaker, Shelley Barry, spearheaded and facilitated the process, as well as trained participants in film-making. The video diaries reflect the “real and unmediated experience” the women endured, some for years. Copies of “Beyond the Shadow” can be obtained from the Saartjie Baartman Centre. For more information call (021) 633-5287.

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EIGHT women from the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children – survivors of gender-based violence – have been given a platform to share their personal battles with domestic and sexual violence. The women were featured in a series of video diaries titled “Beyond the Shadow”, which was produced over a three-month period. They provide an intimate look at the women’s experiences in their relationships, with each one telling her story in her own words. The Saartjie Baartman Centre (SBC) offers help to women and children who need to escape their abusive situations, providing them with shelter, food, emotional support and life and job skills training. In “Beyond the Shadow”, the eight women take the viewer on a journey through their lives. Their ups-and-downs are all explored to promote awareness of the types of abuse that happens daily. The women were able to explore different ways in which they wanted their stories to be told. Being filmed wasn’t easy for them at first, but as they became comfortable, they were able to express their emotions clearer. “Doing the digital diaries, at first, made

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Broken Glass at the Fugard ARTHUR MILLER’S internationally acclaimed and hauntingly moving Broken Glass will be on show at The Fugard Theatre during March and April.

GREAT MUSIC: Back by popular demand is “A handful of keys”, with Jonathan Roxmouth and Roelof Colyn. The show continues its love affair with the Mother City at the Theatre on the Bay from Thursday 17 to Monday 21 March. Directed by Ian von Memerty, this is a per­ formance of constant surprise, intelligence and wit, with music that ranges from the great classic masters such as Bach and Beethoven, through to the kings of soul, Ray Charles and Fats Waller, and pop artists such as Elton John, Freddy Mercury and Liberace. The show starts at 20:00 from Monday to Friday, and at 17:00 and 20:00 on Saturday. Book at Computicket or the theatre box office by calling (021) 438­3300. Photo: Supplied

WindWorx benefit THE WindWorx Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be presenting a benefit concert at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium on Friday 11 March at 20:00. WindWorx will be performing under the baton of renowned Belgian conductor Rik Ghesquière. The programme will include the South African premieres of works by the Flemish composers Jan van der Roost and Jan Segers, and will also feature Men- UNDER THE BATON: WindWorx will perform with re­ delssohn’s “Con- nowned Belgian conductor Rik Ghesquière.Photo: Supplied cert Piece No. 2” for two solo clarinets with Danré dent conductor, Sean Kierman. Strydom and Annelize de Villiers as Windworx will be joined by the Silsoloists. The programme will also versands and Rosendal ensembles. feature the finale from Shostakovi- Tickets are R40/R20 and are availach’s “Symphony No. 5”, arranged ble at the door or pre-book on 082 923 for winds and conducted by resi- 6655 or info@windworx.co.za

The play will star Sir Antony Sher, a double Olivier Award-winning South African-born British actor, writer, theatre director and painter. Eric Abraham is the producer, while the play will be directed by Janice Honeyman. The play is about a major, coordinated attack on Jews throughout Germany on the night of 9 November 1938, and into the next day, recorded in the history books as Kristallnacht, or The Night of Broken Glass. It is regarded by many historians as one of the events that preempted

the Holocaust. Jewish homes, shops and villages throughout Germany and parts of Austria were ransacked, leaving the streets covered in pieces of smashed windows. Miller’s play, first published in 1994, explores themes of guilt, personal tragedy and love in the lives of a Jewish couple living in New York in 1938, deeply affected by the horrific anti-Semitic events of that ominous night. At the end of last year, Sher starred in a sell-out season of the drama at The Tricycle Theatre in London. Sher plays Phillip, who is preoccupied with his job at a Wall Street bank, to the detriment of his relationship with his wife Sylvia. She unexpectedly becomes paralysed after reading newspaper reports of Kristallnacht.

CONCER­ TO: Liesl Stoltz and friends will hold a concert at the Bax­ ter Con­ cert Hall in Ronde­ bosch on Tuesday 15 March at 20:15. Stoltz plays alto and bass flute. Her friends are Pieter van Zyl (piano), Farida Bach­ arova (violin), Paula Fourie (viola), Sta­ nislav Anguelov (accordion) and Rox­ anne Steffan (bass). The programme will include new music written specifi­ cally for Stoltz’s new CD, which will be launched at the concert. They will per­ form Hanmer’s “Sarabande” for flute and piano, Klatzow’s “Sur une route toute blanche” for flute and piano, Du Toit’s “Filigrame for Florence” for bass and alto, flute and prepared piano, Tiersen’s “Valse d’Amelie” from the film “Amelie for flute, violin, bass, ac­ cordion and piano and Massenet’s “Meditation from Thaïs” for flute and piano. Tickets are available at Com­ puticket or at the door at R50. UCT staff and senior citizens pay R45, stu­ dents R35 and learners R25. For book­ ings call Computicket on 083 915 8000 or visit www.computicket.com. For further information call University of Cape Town College of Music on (021) 650­2640.

The help of Dr Harry Hyman is called in, and a relationship between him and Sylvia develops that could have impending distressing effects on the family. Sher will be joined in the Fugard Theatre run by a South African cast, with Susan Danford in the role of Sylvia Gellburg. The rest of the cast includes Stephen Jennings, Claire Berlein, Anthea Thompson and Patrick Lyster. Broken Glass will be on show from Tuesday 22 March to Saturday 16 April. Tickets for Broken Glass range from R120 to R180 and can be booked through Computicket on www.computicket.com or through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461-4554. Visit the website for further information www.thefugard.com.

Dance and song at Artscape THE Cape Academy of Performing Arts (Capa) presents “What a Wonderful World”, under the direction of Debbie Turner, in collaboration with Jacqui Pells and Nathalie Vijver, at the Artscape Theatre until Monday 13 March. The production showcases 175 talented dancers from the ages of five to 25, in a production that explores global cultures and events through ballet, modern, hip hop, tap, drama and song. Choreographers include Turner, Michelle Reid, Illana Margolis, Celeste Botha and Pells and audiences

can look forward to innovative numbers such as Paris Fashion Week, with the dancers costumed by House of Fashion in Long Street. Skits themed Nicely Nautical, the Chelsea Flower Show, Wimbledon, Diwali and the Oscars will be performed. Nomfundo Xaluva, Capa’s voice coach, will also perform a solo item. “What a Wonderful World” will have evening and matinee performances. Tickets range from R75 to R150 and are available from Computicket. Call (021) 421-7695 to book your place.

From Russia with love THE brilliant young Russian pianist, Natalia Lavrova, will bring her talent and virtuosity to the Cape Town Concert Series on Saturday. Lavrova will play Prokofiev’s “Sonata No 6 in A”, Shostakovich’s “12 Preludes”, “Rhapsodie Espagnole” and “Apres une Lecture du Dante” by Liszt and the “Sonata in F sharp minor” by Clemente at the Baxter Concert Hall. Lavrova is noted for the sincerity of her interpretation and her beguiling charm, which has captured concert hall audiences in venues such as the Avery Fisher Hall at the

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Self­conscious reflections AN exhibition of some of South Africa’s most important and prestigious female artists was launched at the Barnard Gallery in Newlands on Thursday 24 February. After a string of successful solo exhibitions, Christiaan Barnard of the Barnard Gallery decided to invite three of South Africa’s internationally acclaimed female artists to

present “Self Conscious Reflections”. Pamela Stretton, Eris Silke and Lyndi Sales all collaborated for the first time to showcase a selection of their works from the past and present, which will be on show until Wednesday 13 April. The Barnard Gallery is at 55 Main Street, Newlands and can be contacted on (021) 671-1666.

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Bumpy ride WESTERN CAPE MEC for Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, boarded a train from Khayelitsha to Cape Town last week to experience for himself the troubles that frustrate regular commuters. Fortunately for Metrorail, which is thought to have been unaware of the MEC’s trip, everything ran smoothly, aside from the fairly empty peak-hour train arriving at its destination seven minutes late. In reports, Carlisle dubbed the journey “excellent” when compared to conditions on the same line a year ago. But while Carlisle’s efforts should be commended, his single novelty rail trip cannot compare to the everyday horrors that mostly poor commuters are forced to endure. For them there are no alternatives, and the recent 41c per litre increase in fuel costs may see their numbers swell in future. The flood of complaints from frustrated rail commuters seems never-ending. Last year, when Metrorail increased ticket prices and cited Eskom’s increase in electricity tariffs, imported materials used on the railway, labour, and the absence of automated ticket sales as reasons for the price hike, they also promised to raise service standards with the introduction of better facilities at stations just in time for the World Cup. But all too often commuters still find themselves stuck in overcrowded trains during peak-hour, targeted by criminals, and at times are even forced to disembark and walk to nearby stations alongside railway tracks because trains suddenly grind to a halt without any explanation. To the average commuter it would appear that Metrorail shows no respect to its customer. Carslisle has promised to meet with Metrorail to gain answers on faulty doors, security problems and generally poor conditions, demanding of Metrorail consistent service delivery. National Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndbele has promised 8 000 new coaches for the rail transport network, 1 000 of which should be sent to the Western Cape by 2015. One can only hope there is light at the end of the tunnel. Until then, commuters face a long road ahead.

Thanks good Samaritans ON Tuesday 1 March I enjoyed the most delightful experience, which I would like to share with you. On my way home to Claremont from Constantia at around 21:00, the rear wheel of my car hit an object in the road, causing a blow out. It was pitch dark in the middle of nowhere, and being elderly and knowing that I was not capable of changing the wheel myself, I engaged my hazard lights and crept my way through to the nearest garage, which happened to be Carrhill Motors in Wynberg. Upon driving onto the forecourt, I noticed a municipal solid waste vehicle parked on the premises, and, before I had even brought my car to a halt, three gentlemen from the waste vehicle surrounded my car and offered their assistance. Within a matter of minutes after opening the boot of my car, the broken wheel was removed and the spare wheel was ready to replace it under the guidance of the older member of the trio, whom I pre-

Funky festival THIS annual event took place on Saturday 26 February in the garden of the Hout Bay Museum. It was our best yet, bringing together different cultures and lovely people!

sumed to be their leader. The wheel was duly replaced, the broken wheel returned to the boot of my car, and all my tools were replaced within no more than 15 minutes. During this time very pleasant banter was exchanged between the three good samaritans and my daughter and myself. They were indeed thorough gentlemen and an absolute credit to their employers and their families. The cherry on the top was that we had to persuade them to accept the modest reward we were able to give them, insisting that it had been their pleasure to help me. Unfortunately I did not get the names of these three gentlemen, but in the present times in which we live it is so refreshing to know that somewhere out there are at least three knights – not on white horses, but hey, what’s wrong with a solid waste vehicle? Thanks again guys, you are the best. IRENE PIRIE Claremont

Thank you to the cooks, thank you to all who helped in many ways to make the evening such a success. And thank you to guests for supporting us and for being there. See you next year! JONTY DREYER Hout Bay

. Is there anyone out there who has not been paid by the IEC yet ? It is not fair! I am still waiting to be paid. Anonymous . Trevor Manuel is right: Manyi is a racist. Why should our coloured people leave the Western Cape when we were born here? We have rights too. Fed­up . What’s Jimmy Manyi’s problem? He must be colour(ed) blind! Lewis,

Lansdowne . About the outcry over the Kuli Roberts column which appeared in the Sunday World on 27 February. I respond by stating: let’s break out of our moulds by distinguishing ourselves according to boxed labels. Firstly, I am a human being and am part of a human race as history has taught us. Secondly, I am a South African citizen and call my-

self a Homo Sapien. Glorya Alfreds . With reference to the SMS about the DA. You are voting for the wrong party! They don’t care. As long as they get your vote and the vote of others like you. DA supporter . What has the ANC done but live in the past? Improve our health and education system, etc before anyone points a finger at the DA. F.K. . I am shocked at how the traffic department wastes money. We have one car and received two notifications for licence renewals. There is no control over money that we could use for fixing roads.

Don’t be trigger happy REFERRING to the report in People’s Post of Tuesday 1 March of shots fired at fleeing robbers. The home owner and licensed firearm owner should know better than to shoot at someone running away. The threat is over and the danger has passed. There is no need for a person to con-

tinue to shoot. I think it is against the gun owner’s guide and the law. Yes, in the heat of the moment perhaps, the inclination was there to stop them, but if they were no longer a threat you should cease and desist from shooting. You may think this a rather pious, self-righteous response to a rather har-

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Big Walk indeed! OVER 20 000 people participated in Cape Town’s annual 10 km Big Walk on Sunday. The 1UP Cash and Carry Big Walk, presented by Spice Mecca, was in aid of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and Islamic Library. A cheque of R125 000 was handed to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital on Sunday. Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato

pulled the starting gun trigger just before 08:00. Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport, was spotted among the Big Walk participants walking along the beachfront to the Green Point track. Seen here are just some of the thousands of people who enjoyed the glorious weather and healthy outdoors on Sunday. . People’s Post is the print media sponsor of the Big Walk.

KEEP WALKING: Mareldia (60) and Is­ gaak Jo­ haar (59) from Bo­ Kaap are proud to have crossed the finish line. Photo: Rashied Isaacs

Tuesday 8 March 2011 Tuesday 8 March 2011

JOYRIDE: The annual Community Chest Carnival, which was held at Maynard­ ville Park in Wynberg from Wednesday 2 March until Saturday 5 March, cele­ brated 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 seri­ ous 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 Community 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. 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.Photo: Danielle Karallis

Once is never enough THE “Tweede Nuwe Jaar” carnival is a significant aspect of the social history of Cape Town and continues today to form part of the city’s cultural landscape. “Ghoema and Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town” shows how carnival participation has been passed on from generation to generation, while at the same tracing the changes to the carnival over time. The exhibition details the histories and performances of the Nagtroepe (Malay Choirs), Christmas Bands and Klopse, who together make up the “Tweede Nuwe Jaar” celebrations. The exhibition draws on Iziko Social Histo-

ry’s new oral history and Carnival collections, which are included in the exhibition in the audio-visual stations, texts and images, as well as displays of artefacts. “Ghoema and Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town” has been extended and runs at the Iziko Good Hope Gallery, Castle of Good Hope until 31 July. The exhibition can be seen daily from 09:30 until 16:00. Adults pay R25 and R15 on Sundays; pensioners with SA pensioner cards pay R15 and students with SA student cards pay R10. Children between the ages of 5 and 16 pay R10 and R5 on Sundays. Booked school groups pay R5 per learner. For further information contact Fiona Clayton on (021) 467-7219 or email fclayton@iziko.org.za.

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TACKLED: DHL Stormers centre Jean de Villiers attempts to break free from a pack of Cheetahs, including Robert Ebersohn, as Juan de Jongh lends support, during the Storm­ ers’ 21­15 win in a Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

OOPS: Kenny Jackson of Clare­ mont acci­ dently dis­ lodges the bails while bowling against Old Mutu­ al in a Western Province 1A League cricket match at Constan­ tia on Sat­ urday. Old Mutual scored 184 and Clare­ mont were dismissed for 161 in their first innings knocks. The two­day match resumes on Saturday. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

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TROUBLESOME: Ajax Cape Town FC’s Tafadzwa Rusike (left) tests Gordon Gilbert in the Mpumalanga Black Aces defence, during Ajax’s 2­1 win in an Absa Premier Soccer League match at Athlone Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Rashied Isaacs

DUST UP: Paul Bell of VOB at­ tempts to tag Faizal Moosa of Athlone Ath­ letics during the clubs’ 6­6 draw in a WP Major League baseball match at Kenwyn on Saturday. Ti­ tle­chasers Athletics went on to beat near­ est rivals Bellville Ty­ gers 8­7 on Sunday to open up a five­point lead at the top of the log. Photo: Rashied Isaacs

FULL SWING: Shaheen Khan of Old Mutual hits out against Claremont in a Western Prov­ ince 1A League cricket match at Constantia on Saturday. Old Mutual scored 184 and Clare­ mont responded with 161 in their first innings. The wicket­ keeper is Keen­ an Bowers. Photo: WELL STRUCK: Bishops batsman Daniel Russell cuts during his undefeated knock of 51 against Westerford in a WP under­19 schools match that Bishops won by 123 runs at Rondebosch on Saturday. The wicketkeeper is Salih Pastor. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo

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Tuesday 8 March 2011

Stormers must break barriers TASMIN CUPIDO

GETTING his team psychologically ready for their Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders from New Zealand will be high on the priority list of DHL Stormers head coach, Allister Coetzee, this week.

TAKE THAT: DHL Stormers hooker, Deon Fourie, tries to hand­off a tackle from Toyota Cheetahs prop, Coenie Oosthuizen, in his side’s 21­15 victory at DHL Newlands on Saturday. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

And with the style of play the Cape side displayed in the scrappy, tryless 21-15 victory over the Toyota Cheetahs last Saturday, he will also be looking at enforcing some kind of game plan. From the get-go the Stormers never looked anything like the final-contesting side of last season, struggling to hold on to a slippery ball in the heat of a Cape Town summer afternoon. And the Cheetahs certainly did their homework, disrupting the Stormers eversure rolling maul and keeping game breakers such the centre pairing of Juan de Jongh and Jean de Villiers out of the match. On a positive note, flyhalf and man of the match Peter Grant was on song, succeeding

in slotting eight penalties and scoring all 21 points for the Stormers. “There are no excuses for the way we played – it was an ugly game and while we can still fix things on the field, its great that we are winning,” Coetzee said. “We have a tough week ahead of us – there are a number of things we need to focus on and psychologically we need to get things right as well.” The Stormers have only managed to score one try in two matches, so raking in the points by visiting behind the chalk line will be a psychological factor in need of conquering. The possible comeback of speedster Gio Aplon from a knee injury which side-lined him for the first three weeks of the competition, as well as centre Jaque Fourie, may assist the Stormers in achieving this goal. And while many will remember the Stormers’ 33-0 victory against the Highlanders from the south island of New Zealand at Newlands last season, this Highlanders team has surprised all with their style of play and their ability to pace themselves for 80 minutes this season. The in-form New

Elections turn out farce and furious BRIAN GAFFNEY

THE LFA Cape District’s long-serving president, Winston Engledoe, survived his closest election battle at the recent annual meeting, reflecting that all is not well in the once powerful association. Engledoe defeated Nathan Less by 22 votes to 19 to hold on to the reins for a fourth consecutive two-year term of office, in a contest that could have gone either way. This vote had a ripple effect on the rest of the elections, with several candidates withdrawing their nominations at the 82nd annual meeting held at the William Herbert hall in Wynberg on Sunday 27 February. Engledoe, in response to a list of questions People’s Post sent him on Thursday 3 March, preferred not to comment on any of the questions. “I feel it is best to consult my executive committee or general council on whether I should respond,” Engledoe said yesterday. The questions posed were: . Several nominees withdrew from standing for executive positions – including Yusuf Nacerodien, who withdrew his nomination

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However, the majority of delegates differed with Nacerodien’s views by accepting the reasons offered by Southampton, Ashford, Spenston and Peninsula for not being square on the books. Twists in the contest for two vice-president positions started when Rashied Cloete of Blue Bells AFC declined the vice-president (disciplinary and registrations) position, after polling the most votes in a four-person contest. Cloete received 16 votes, Elton Lotriet 14 and Neil Pietersen 11, while Basil Palanyandi received no backing. Cloete, after declining a vice-president’s position, said he felt he could “serve the game better” by taking up the position of head of competitions. In the light of this development, Lotriet of Stephanian AFC was elevated to Cloete’s position. Pietersen of Battswood AFC was elected unopposed as vice-president (youth affairs), after incumbent Less indicated he would withdraw from the voting as Garlandale AFC (who had nominated him) had left the meeting. The LFA Cape District executive committee is: Winston Engledoe (president), Elton Lotriet and Neil Pietersen (vice-presidents), Grant Adams (CEO), Yusuf Parker (head of finance), Brian van Kesteren (deputy head of finance), Rashied Cloete (head of competitions), and Richard Mahwayo (trustee).

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Zealand team currently occupies the top spot on the country conference log and will be even more boosted after achieving the unthinkable by thumping the Vodacom Bulls 35-28 at Loftus Versveld on Saturday. They also kicked off their campaign with victories over countrymen the Hurricanes and the Chiefs, and are in joint first place on the combined log. The likes of flanker Adam Thomson and winger Kade Poki have been inspiring, dynamic and in top form for the team, always threatening and worrying their opponents. But the real battle on Saturday will probably be between feisty scrumhalfs Ricky Januarie and Jimmy Cowan, who have met at international level a number of times. The distribution, attacking, defensive and kicking games of both players will be a pointer to how the rest of the match will go. All in all, the Stormers need to ensure that the forwards generate good front-foot ball to their backs, do the basics correctly and that they dominate up front – something the men in navy blue have lacked in the past two matches.

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Peoples Post Constantia-Wynberg Editions 08-03-2011  

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