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NCIDENTS of theft out of cars reported to the Bergvliet, Kreupelbosch and Meadowridge Neighbourhood Watch – better known as BKM Watch – have increased 300% for the period April, May and June when compared with the same period last year. “Some of these incidents may not have been reported to the police for various reasons, so as far a crime figures go, these are probably some of the most comprehensive around,” says head of BKM Watch, Tony Schreiber. This massive increase is mostly due to the growing negligence of car owners - a scourge that law-enforcers are growing ever more concerned about. Wynberg, Diep River, Kirstenbosch and Hout Bay police have all experienced an increase in the number of these crimes in their respective jurisdictions. Despite their best efforts to educate the public, people still leave valuables in their vehicles for opportunists to steal. Warrant Officer Keith Chandler, spokesperson for Diep River police, first drew attention to general negligence within the precinct last Friday when he analysed all the theft cases for the past 80 days and discovered that most of the thefts – 39 municipal wheelie bins, 30 cellphones and 13 bicycles – could have been prevented. “I would say the majority of cases reported at our station is down to negligence. How many times do we have to tell the public to be careful?” asks Chandler. “Just last week we walked through a parking area and saw two cars with laptops lying on the front seats!” People’s Post did its own case study over the weekend. This reporter walked through several parking areas along Main Road - from Tokai to Plumstead - and discovered that 41 of the 100 vehicles inspected had some kind of valuable item lying on or between the seats. Three cars were noted to contain laptops in plain view, 23 had clothing items, 17 had gro-

ceries, eight had cellphones and 11 had other items such as GPS devices or sports bags. Some of these vehicles were parked in “guarded” areas, but as Wynberg Police spokesperson, Captain André Venter, says: “People rely too much on these guards.” Venter continues vehemently: “Theft is our greatest concern. We did a case study at schools recently where we asked grades six, seven and eight learners about their cellphones. Ninety percent of them have phones and 85% of them have either lost one before or had one stolen. This all comes down to negligence. The parents give their children something of value without teaching them about how to look after it.” He admits, however, that adults are equally guilty of negligence. “Theft out of motor vehicles is very worrying. I have seen many laptops and leather jackets in cars. We are literally inviting opportunists to steal it,” he explains. BKM Watch’s Schreiber agrees with Chandler and Venter, but says there is more to the increase than meets the eye. “A big portion of these cases are for insurance fraud, which can be linked to the economic downturn,” he muses. According to him it is, nonetheless, “plain stupid” if one leaves something like a laptop in a car. “People live with their heads in the sand. Rather put valuables in the boot of the car.” Schreiber says the hot spots for theft out of cars in the BKM Watch area are all along Main Road. A Diep River police initiative run in conjunction with BKM Watch sees hundreds of education and prevention pamphlets distributed amongst the public, but this kind of crime is still climbing. Diep River Community Policing Forum’s (CPF) chairperson, Cecil Watts, draws a parallel between negligence and apathy. “The public must get involved in the prevention of crime, not only by being more careful, but being more vigilant by getting involved in neighbourhood watches and CPFs. The public has a right to be safe, but they also have an obligation to assist the police,” he concludes.

ART OF BELLY DANCING: The Feminine Divine Annual Studio Show at Bergvli­ et High School on Saturday drew 850 people with hypnotic belly­wiggling and mesmeris­ ing costumes. About 70 danc­ ers, such as Ani­ qah Hill pic­ tured, shimmied to the sensual rhythms of the Middle East and transported the audience to a time of splen­ dour and beauty. The studio’s owner, Tenille Lindeque, says she is “absolute­ ly delighted” with her stu­ dents’ perform­ ance.Photo: Andre Bakkes

Chandler, Venter and Schreiber also had plenty to say about other forms of neglect, such as when residents leave their municipal wheelie bins on the pavement instead of keeping them locked away. “It could be used as a stepladder,” says Schreiber. “Only put it out the day the garbage truck comes by and bring it in as soon as possible,” he reasons. Venter says some residents leave food on the bins, which draws vagrants into the neighbourhood. “Soon you can have five or six skollies monitoring your house,” he concludes.

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Local is proudly lekker Mandela Day at SPCA AS PART of the 93 000 Jobs for Mandela Day Campaign, Proudly South African (Proudly SA) will host South Africa’s first Buy Local Indaba and Expo, focusing on local procurement at the Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September. The theme of the Indaba is “Be Proudly South African - Buy Local to Create Jobs” which is the key message of Proudly South Africa’s marketing and communication campaign. The Expo will showcase Proudly South African member companies’ service offerings and manufactured products available from all sectors of business in South Africa, and aims to create a network that can link all state organs and corporate business to local suppliers. According to Dalene du Preez, executive manager of marketing and communications at Proudly South African, for the consumer, attending the Indaba will make them aware of local brands that they can support in the marketplace and what opportunities “are out there” for local entrepreneurs. It’s also a great way for the youth and employees to engage new company networks in a relaxed and non-pressurised environment. The two-day Buy Local Indaba includes presentations and talks on local procurement, local manufacturing and job creation opportunities, with a special focus on the priority sectors as identified by government. These presentations will take place from 09:00 to 16:00 and are open to corporates in a conference seating setting. Attendance at

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Celebrate Women’s Day THE Wynberg East Sector 2 Community Police Forum (CPF) invites all women to celebrate national Women’s Day with them on Tuesday 9 August at 10:00 at the Ottery Methodist Hall, Ottery Road, Wynberg. The issue that will be discussed is

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Train ride ends in terror LILLIAN AMOS & HANRIE BOSCH

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NTERNATIONAL Mandela Day on Monday 18 July turned into “67 minutes of hell” involving four broken ribs and 14 stitches in the head for one Metrorail commuter at Heathfield Station. Jody Marz has been commuting by train for just over a month from Cape Town to Southfield. He even recently sold his car in favour of commuting by train, which according to him, should have been “less stressful than driving to town every day”. At 20:30 Marz’s “relaxing” train trip turned into his worst nightmare. As Marz got off at his usual stop he was approached by three armed attackers. “I noticed the men in the train, as they were in the same carriage and kept on looking at me, but I just tried to avoid their gaze.” “I remember distinctly how they used a tabloid newspaper with the Mandela celebration headline to jam a broken door in the train, and found it quite funny. When I saw them getting off at the same stop as me I remember thinking I had to walk behind them because they looked quite suspicious.” Recounting the event, Marz says the men looked like they were “on something” and he felt it would be better to keep his distance. Just before the exit at the station the three men turned around, pointed a gun and told him: “We are going to kill you.” Feeling threatened, Marz responded by fighting back. “I found it very weird that they didn’t ask for valuables, they just told me they were going to kill me. My first instinct was to fight for my life. if they had asked for my phone or any other valuables I would have given it to them without hesitation.” After a brief scuffle and after being pistol whipped on the head, Marz found himself thrown three metres down onto the train

tracks. “I must have passed out from landing on the tracks but woke up a couple of seconds later and they were still beating and kicking me.” Marz is still baffled that during the entire incident the men did not once ask him for any of his valuables, even though he was wearing Prada glasses and had more than R800 in cash in his wallet. He also feels that he was targeted because they saw him as a “white stupid idiot” travelling alone that time of the night. After a few minutes of his frantic calls for help at the bottom of the train tracks, the men ran away, stealing only his Blackberry phone. Bystanders called the police and once the attackers fled an unknown woman screamed at Marz to get off the track in fear of oncoming trains. “I heard her calls, but could not move, That is when i realised that something was seriously wrong. Only then did Metrorail security arrive on the scene. A couple in a green Nissan Sentra passing also heard his cries and stopped to offer help. The flying squad arrived within 15 minutes and pursued the suspects, but this yielded no results as the three apparently split up to avoid being caught. Marz describes the couple in the Nissan as being his “angels”. “Without them I don’t know what would’ve happened to me.” The couple managed to take Marz to a house where his girlfriend was at the time. His girlfriend phoned an ambulance to take him to hospital, but the ambulance worker informed her that they would take a few minutes as they first needed to respond to a similar incident at Steenberg Station. She was concerned, as Marz is a diabetic and could go into shock or a coma as a lot of blood was pouring from the cut in his head. She then opted to take him to Constantiaberg Hospital

NATURAL BEAUTY: Yesterday and today will see the judges for the World Design Capital 2014 campaign arrive in Cape Town, and in anticipation of the arrival Table Mountain was bathed in yellow light on Wednesday 20 July to highlight the natural beauty of the city. Photo: Jaco Marais herself. Since he started using the train system, Marz has been an advocate and promoter of the Metrorail system that has received a bad reputation over the past years, and says that he had always felt safe up until the incident. “In the beginning I was bragging to everybody at how safe the trains were, but now I don’t think I will ever use the train system again, as there is just not enough security on platforms or trains. I will have to buy a car again in order for me to get to work because the train system has failed me.” Kevin Southgate, Steenberg Community Police Forum chairperson, says: “It is an ongoing battle for commuters who travel by train. There has to be stricter security enforcement at stations. This incident is an indication that these commuters are being targeted.” “If Metrorail wants to encourage commuters to continue travelling by train, they have to make it safer for them.” Metrorail has been unavailable for comment since Thursday 21 July. Marz wants Metrorail to be held responsible for what happened, but has also had no success in getting hold of Metrorail officials since the incident. Marz feels that his incident was just recorded for statistical purposes by Metrorail security officials and nothing more will be done about

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Flower show talk FRIENDS of Meadowridge Library is hosting a talk by David Davidson on Thursday 4 August at 14:00.

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REACHING OUT: Most of the New Apostolic Churches will be hosting a 30­minute session for the next 19 Tuesdays at 19:00 on substance abuse. Some of these sessions will also be screened on the church television channel, called NACTV, on Sunday afternoons. These ses­ sions are not only for ad­ dicts, but also for affect­ ed families. According to a Plumstead NAC Priest, Thurlough Warren, about 50% of all families have been affected by drug or alcohol abuse. “Hopeful­ ly, as time goes by, this venue will become a cen­ tre of healing,” says War­ ren, seen here with one of the church’s members, Bernard Morgan (right). For more information, contact the public rela­ tions department of the church in Southfield on (021) 700­2200.Photo: An­ dre Bakkes

SHARING BEAU­ TY: The South Af­ rican National Bi­ odiversity Insti­ tute (SANBI) and the Botanical So­ ciety of South Af­ rica (BotSoc) treated elderly people from dis­ advantaged com­ munities at na­ tional botanical gardens across the country on Saturday 16 July as part of Mande­ la Day celebra­ tions on Monday, July 18. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and the Botanical Society invited resi­ dents from old age homes on the Cape Flats to Kirstenbosch on Saturday. The guests enjoyed free entry to the garden, as well as tea and scones at the Silver Tree Restaurant.

SASA members’ exhibition THE South African Society of Artists (SASA) is hosting a second members’ exhibition – a self-selected exhibition allowing each member of the society the opportunity to partici-

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BKM Watch radio network pays dividends ANDRE BAKKES

THE power of a neighbourhood watch radio network and the collaboration of law enforcement agencies were once again underlined when stolen items were returned to the complainant just 12 hours after the theft was first reported. On Wednesday at around midday, the BKM Watch offices received a frantic call from a Bergvliet shop owner to inform them that two suspects had stolen several highly-valuable industrial tools. An alert about the suspects and the vehicle they were driving was immediately put onto the radio network. Patrollers and Kirstenhof police reacted to a foot patroller’s sighting of the vehicle near the Retreat Station. It was ascertained from the car details that it belonged to someone who lives in Steenberg. Police went to the house to investigate, but no-one was home. It soon came to light that the owner of the vehicle had lent it to a friend during the day, so after some quick follow-up investigation by the SAPS, the suspects were arrested and

UPGRADE: Kirsten­ hof Police Station’s Trauma Room is cur­ rently being renovat­ ed. The freshly­ painted room now boasts new carpets, curtains and furni­ ture, most of which was donated by the local community. The purpose of the room is to create a space where trauma counsellors can deal with distressed victims who have been through a har­ rowing episode. Pho­

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Ticket fining system ‘humiliating’ ANDRE BAKKES

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ETRORAIL commuters continue to board trains without valid tickets despite the deterrent of facing a fine of R40, and, even worse, being held in a room likened to a jail cell. Two commuters, Lee-Ann Bell and Bradley Solomons, reported their “harrowing” experience to People’s Post on 14 July, when they were held in two tiny rooms crammed with people after being caught in first class without tickets. It was one of the rare occasions that Bell took the train, but she says she had an important interview that she couldn’t miss. The trains were delayed that day, so the platform at Retreat station was packed with impatient commuters. Bell and Solomons realised that the only way they could reach their destination in time was to board a first class coach and swap over to third class a few stations later. “Many others were getting into first class as well,” says the angry Solomons. “We went from Retreat to Heathfield to Diep River, and when we came to Plumstead, 30 or 40 people were pulled out of the carriage.” According to the two, the inspectors who were waiting at Plumstead Station were excessively forceful during the removal. They were split up, with Bell taken to a room at the station with about 40 women inside already and Solomons to a room with 90 men squeezed in. “I was told that I’ll be kept in the room until I pay the fine of R40,” says Bell. Solomons adds: “There was a sick man in our room who had to go to hospital, but they wouldn’t release him. Another man had to go to the parole office, and if he wasn’t there on time he said he could even go to jail again.” After two hours, Bell and Solomons were

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law are required to wait in the station’s “processing area” until they have been “processed”. Matya continues: “Hundreds of commuters are removed from trains each month during Metrorail’s fare recovery actions. The cost of non-compliance can be high, as scores end up being prosecuted as a result. Some 185 offenders are prosecuted every month for rail-related offences.” She says, however, that customers must be dealt with courteously and professionally. If not, Metrorail encourages customers to report unprofessional behaviour to the station manager immediately to enable him or her to take action.” Bell and Solomons’ story is just one of several almost identical experiences other commuters have had and told People’s Post about. Malcolm Bates wrote a letter to People’s Post at the beginning of this year in which he said: “There was a time when you knew that you could, in an emergency, purchase your ticket on the train and admittedly pay a booking fee. Herding defaulters across tracks at a busy station is humiliating, dangerous and unprofessional in the extreme.” Metrorail’s Riana Scott replied at the time: “Unfortunately, overcrowding places a burden on aged infrastructure. This means that we may continue to have trains break down on occasions and continue to suffer random/ unanticipated delays due to a myriad reasons, from mechanical defects, track conditions and overhead/signal wiring, to extreme weather conditions. “All this is as a result of years of under-investment in passenger rail services which PRASA, through its operator Metrorail, is planning to rectify over the next five years.”

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First zebra foal in nine years A CAPE MOUNTAIN ZEBRA foal was born on Tuesday 19 July in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park. A foal was last born over nine years ago and as a result, staff are monitoring the newcomer very carefully. The park is therefore appealing to the public and hikers not to try and approach the mother and her foal on foot, but to keep a safe and respectful distance. The family group is very protective of the newcomer, and will act aggressively towards anyone trying to approach them. The mother and foal are close to the Cape Point Main Road, and visitors and tour operators have been asked to respect the speed limit of 60km/h and slow down if the family group of zebras are seen. The sex of the newcomer has not yet been determined. However, staff are monitoring the family closely, and will allow the group of zebras to settle down first before photographing them and recording key information.

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Volunteer teachers needed VOLUNTEERS are needed to teach English, Computers, Maths and Science to the less fortunate. Lessons are to be given at Wildschutt School in 5th Avenue, Retreat. A tutor is needed for the reading

class, one for the computer class and an assistant is also required for the computer class. For further information and arrangements, contact Andre Mabuta at 073 776 62092.

Tent of Dreams at Tyger Valley – Opening date 1st September 2011 Tent of Dreams organizers' and owners has been involved in one of Southern Africa's biggest “Feesmark” over the past ten years and has established this market as the trendsetter of all craft markets. We trust that with an almost 1.4 million visitors a month to Tyger Valley Shopping centre in Bellville, we can create a platform for our shop owners to live their dreams by earning a sustainable income every month for 12

months of the year. No more income from October – December only. Tent of dreams will do all the marketing, selling and barcoding of all products made available. We are well known amongst the broad spectrum of crafters and event organizers for our ability to identify new talent and source only the finest top quality handcrafted products available in SouthernAfrica.

Chatherine Pulsiver once said: We all find ourselves in situations that at time seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action. We invite you to take action and be part of this wonderful dream that we the organizers have for you the shop owners / exhibitors. The products made available at Tent of Dreams must meet the following criteria:

- Original/Creative - Locally handmade (no imports for China, India) -Affordable - Durable

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Be inspired by cancer survivors THIS year’s Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration will be held on Saturday 30 July at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in the Old Mutual Conference Centre, starting from 11:00. There will be an opportunity to be inspired and interact with other survivors. There is no charge, but booking must be done in advance. Phone Samantha during working hours at 0861 99 99 14 before Wednesday 27 July. For more information, phone Clare on (021) 7614942 or claremanicom@cancercare.co.za.

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1 000 volunteers needed THE Babhumelele Children’s Home and local non-profit organisation, Newkidz on the Block, are in need of 1 000 volunteers over the weekend of 29 to 31 July. The Baphumelele Children’s Home, in association with Heart 104.9FM, NewkidZ on the Block and the MySchool Fundraising Programme is aiming to complete an “extreme makeover” of part of the children’s home in Khayelitsha. Volunteers are needed to help with the makeover of a number of homes on the orphanage premises that house children, from newborns to 18-year-olds. The Baphumelele Children’s Home is a place of refuge for or- HOME SWEET HOME: The Baphumelele Children’s Home in Khay­ phaned and aban- elitsha is in need of 1 000 volunteers to help renovate their home doned children, and and brighten the lives of less fortunate children. some of the structures in the complex are in a state of disre- family accommodation and places of safety pair and desperately need a complete over- in collaboration with volunteers and corhaul and refurbishment to make them porate sponsors. The organisation aims to warmer and more welcoming for the chil- give people who want to give back and supdren. port those in need but aren’t sure where to The Baphumelele Children’s Home was go and what to do about it, an opportunity founded in 2007, and the organisation to help. builds child-support networks in commuAll volunteers will work three-hour nities and helps to place orphans with fos- shifts. ter families or in children’s homes, and To volunteer or make a donation, contact they promote foster care to the general pub- Newkidz on the Block on 079 875 5745 or lic and offer guidance to foster families. email newkidzsa@gmail.com. For more inNewkidz facilitates the renovation and formation on the organisation, visit maintenance of children’s homes, foster www.newkidz.org.za.

NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN A meeting of the Council of the City of Cape Town will be held on Wednesday 27 July 2011 at 10:00 in the Council Chamber, 6th Floor, Podium Block, Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town. Please note that limited seating is available in the public gallery of the Council Chamber, and therefore seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Should you wish to attend the meeting you are requested to contact Anne Curtis on 021 400 3342 between 09:00 and 16:00. All requests for attendance must be received by no later than a day before the meeting. You will be required to provide your surname, initials and contact telephone number. Visitors are kindly requested to be seated by 09:30.

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Two baboons ‘killed in secret’ death”, People’s Post, 29 March). Jordan says the authorities also believed IDESPREAD unhappiness at the that there has not been enough public educalack of transparency and accounta- tion regarding baboons in the Tokai area, bility by the Baboon Operational Team which is why they postponed the decision to has followed the recent euthanasia of an- euthanise him. other two baboons. But Jordan says both baboons became increasingly aggressive and a threat to human Jimmy, the notorious raiding baboon safety. from the Smitswinkel troop outside Simon’s “Their behaviour became out of control,” Town, and a baboon known as TK8, from the she says. Jordan says both Jimmy and TK8 Tokai troop, famous for stealing food from used to “lunge” at people, adding that Jimmy domestic workers and raiding a shop in was known for even breaking windows to Tokai Road, were put to raid houses. death on Friday 15 July. Jimmy and TK8 were the The authority responsifourth and fifth baboons to ble for baboon managebe killed under the controment on the Cape Peninsuversial baboon protocol in la is the Baboon Operaterms of which raiding bational Team (Ops Team) boons are managed, which comprised of the City of was implemented a year ago Cape Town, CapeNature (“The new baboon protoand SANParks. col”, People’s Post, 20 July). The Baboon Liaison But Jordan argues that Group, an organisation they have to put baboons comprising ratepayers’ down in a “humane” and and residents’ associa“peaceful” manner, othertions in areas adjacent to PUT DOWN: Jimmy wearing his wise people might kill them baboon habitats, received GPS collar. Photo: Chad Chapman in “a much worse way”. official documentation Jenni Trethowan, from from authorities relating to the euthanasia Baboon Matters, was only aware that Jimmy of the two animals on Wednesday 20 July. was euthanised, but did not know that TK8 Greame Noble, chairperson of BLG, says had also been put down when People’s Post the BLG previously had an “agreement” contacted her last week. She says her biggest with the Baboon Operational Team that the problem with the current baboon manageauthorities would inform BLG and present ment was the secrecy and lack of transparenthem with relevant documentation when a cy regarding decisions. She insists that if audecision was made to euthanise another ba- thorities believe they are making a good deboon. cision, even if it is an unpopular decision, Noble says the BLG does not agree with the it should survive public scrutiny. “manner and the secrecy” in which these baTrethowan says she has raised legitimate boons were euthanised. “There should be op- reasons for her objections to the euthanasia, portunity for debate,” he says. but has been ignored by authorities. The But Dr Elzette Jordan, veterinarian for the new baboon protocol under which raiding City’s Biodiversity Management Branch baboons are managed is controversial, beand spokesperson for the Ops team, says the cause five baboons have been killed in the baboons were not euthanised “in secret”. space of one year. “No-one denies that the old She says the BLG had been aware of the protocol needed to be reviewed, but no baplans for the past six months. boons were killed under the old protocol.” She says the Ops Team did not euthanise Trethowan is also concerned about the the baboons six months ago, when it was lack of real decision-making power of the originally proposed. “We wanted to see if BLG, which represents the communities. Jimmy would take over Fred’s place as the Jordan says the Ops Team plans to release alpha male for the Smitswinkel troop, but a report every six months that will detail bathat did not happen.” boon management, including natural Fred, the “disputed” alpha male of the deaths, dispersing males, troop movements Smitswinkel troop was euthanised on 25 and actions taken under the protocol. “We March (“Protests over Fred the baboon’s do not consider these actions as secret.” DALEEN FOUCHÉ

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PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN PERFORMANCE AGREEMENTS AND SCORECARDS OF SECTION 57 EMPLOYEES Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 57(1) (d) and 53(3) (b) of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003, that performance agreements of Section 57 employees (the City Manager and officials directly reporting to the City Manager) of the City of Cape Town in respect of the 2011/12 financial year, are available for perusal on the City of Cape Town’s website www.capetown.gov.za Copies of these performance agreements are also available on the 15th Floor (2-bay side) of the Cape Town Civic Centre.

As part of the process of staying up to date on issues around the planning and erection of telecommunication infrastructure and its possible impacts from a health, land use, environmental and heritage perspective, the City of Cape Town has reviewed and updated its current Policy on Cellular Telecommunication Infrastructure and has aligned it with the latest applicable legislation and requirements. The draft policy can be downloaded from www.capetown.gov.za or can be forwarded by email upon request to ti.policy@capetown.gov.za. In addition, hard copies are available for viewing at all subcouncil offices and public libraries. Comments on the draft policy may be submitted on or before 31 August 2011 in writing as follows: • • • •

By post to The Manager, Environmental and Heritage Management Branch, PO Box 4529, Cape Town, 8000 By hand to the same as above at 2nd floor, Media City Building, cnr Heerengracht and Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town By fax to 021 425 4448 By email to ti.policy@capetown.gov.za

Enquiries about the performance agreements may be directed to: Dr Martin van der Merwe Tel: 021 400 9800 E-mail: Martin.vandermerwe@capetown.gov.za

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GENERAL

Tuesday 26 July 2011

MADIBA MAGIC: Wynberg police, including the station commander, Brigadier Aaron Mlenga, and local residents walked 2km to the Sher­ wood House nursing home in Kenilworth on Mandela Day, 18 July. They helped clean the garden and spent some time with the elderly. Every­ body sang happy birthday to Madiba and wished him all the best for the future. Photo: Supplied

Experience dazzling dancing THE local dance spectacular “Bedazzled” will take place on Friday 5 August at 19:30 and on Saturday 6 August at 14:30 and 19:30 at Bergvliet High School. The show is produced by Starlight Studios, one of Cape Town’s leading dance schools, which is based in Bergvliet. The show will feature a va-

riety of dance styles, with over 250 dancers. Tickets for the shows will be available at the door, or in advance from Sweet Valley Primary and Bergvliet High School at select times. For further information or ticket sale dates, please call Colleen Kitching on 082 773 6782 or Chantal Kelly on 083 412 1324.

SPECTACULAR: The Flamenco dancers featured in the show “Bedazzled” from Friday 5 August to Saturday 6 August at Bergv­ liet High School. Photo: Supplied

THEY’RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD: People’s Post advertising consult­ ant, Sheryl Haupt (right), scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania last week. Here she stands with her husband, Oswald, at the very top, Uhu­ ru Peak, which is 5 895m above sea level. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.

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The sound of Africa at Artscape

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Gravy for Broadway BROADWAY has a new show to offer audiences called “Gravy”. It is an American 80s musical about 17year-old Maria, a shy and withdrawn girl trying to reach her dream of becoming an international disco diva. Set within the local church against the background of 80s American gospel choir singing, Maria’s dreams are hindered by her father, Pastor Harold, a strong-willed

preacher. The show stars Scott Vaughn Kleinschmidt, Alexander Tabisher, Namhla Tshuka, Belinda Davidson, Daiyan Davids, Qanita Smith and Mathew Moolman. Written and directed by Kelly Pearce and choreographed by Craig Johnston, the show takes place Tuesday through Saturday from 19 July to 30 July. Tickets are R75, and bookings can be made by calling (021) 424-1194 or at www.onbroadway.co.za.

Jazzart celebrates new identity JAZZART, South Africa’s oldest contemporary dance company, will celebrate its new identity, vision and leadership with its latest production, “Cantico”, at the Baxter Theatre from Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 August at 20:00. “Cantico” which is derived from the Native American principle of dance as an act of worship, showcases the eight-member company and brings together three diversely dynamic women headed by Jazzart artistic director, Jacqueline Manyaapelo, with Faniswa Yisa and Ina Wichterich-Mogane. The award-winning actress, Faniswa Yisa, makes her mainstream directorial debut with this production, which features choreography by Manyaapelo and Wichterich-Mogane and additional contributions by another Jazzart stalwart, Ananda Fuchs.

FOLLOWING a highly successful season last year, the Indigenous Orchestra Ensemble, a project of the Artscape Indigenous Arts Department, will be back on the Artscape Theatre stage from 28 to 30 July. This year’s performance will feature respected South African multiinstrumentalist, jazz musician and producer, Pops Mohamed. Mohamed’s sheer love of music is portrayed by the variety of instruments he plays. The African mouth bow, bird whistle, berimbau, didgeridoo, guitar, and keyboard are but a few of the maestro’s instruments. The Indigenous Orchestra Ensemble is under the directorship of Bongani Sotshononda and Dizu Plaatjies. Sotshononda is an internationally-acclaimed chromatic marimba player, percussionist and composer who has wowed audiences locally SWEET SOUNDS: Pops Mohamed will be performing with and abroad for the past 20 the Indigenous Orchestra Ensemble, and will be playing a years. He also directed host of unique and conventional instruments.Photo: Supplied the ever-popular Marimba Extravaganza. turing Nelson Malela on piano and Syvin The orchestra will feature an eclectic Balubeta on double bass; and the master mix of indigenous music through to main- of the African cello, Alex Goshu from stream South African music and jazz, ac- Ethiopia. companied by a choral ensemble and the Director Bongani Sotshononda is pasIbuyambo dancers. sionate about his art, and points out that This rich musical production is narrat- in addition to the already impressive lineed through storytelling, which tells the up of guest artists, the audience will have tale of how indigenous instruments were the rare opportunity to hear the sounds introduced to our communities. of a wide variety of indigenous instruThe line-up of exciting guest artists in- ments in one performance. cludes Desert Rose, the popular duo feaThese include the kora, mbira, uhadi turing Lynne Holmes-Ganief on piano (mouth harp), umrhube, stolotolo, marand keyboard, and vocalist Yusuf Ganief; imba, traditional bongo drums and the the well-loved jazz band, Incredible Brass akadinda. The performances start at 20:15 from Nyanga; vocalist Mtika; guitarist and tickets at R60 can be booked through Louw Bubeka; Mantombi Matotiyane; the Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on quartet Imbube; the Congolese duo fea- (021) 421-7695.

Concert Series second half kicks off with Russian violinist CELEBRATIONS: “Cantico” will explore the spiritual as­ pects of dance at the Baxter Theatre. Photo: Supplied There will be a matinee on Saturday 6 August at 15:00. Tickets are available

through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or www.computicket.com.

An indigenous Desert Rose THE Desert Rose duo of Lynne HolmesGanief, leading world music composer, pianist and keyboard player, and Yusuf Ganief, arts activist and SA’s leading Arabic vocalist, will give a rare live performance at Artscape from Thursday 28 July to Saturday 30 July. They will perform alongside icons such as Pops Mohamed, Dizu Plaatjies and Bongani Sotshononda in the Indigenous Orchestra Ensemble, a project of the Artscape Indigenous Arts Department. To date they have composed and produced eight albums within the easy listening and world music genres, including the crossover album “Spirit of Africa”, where they collaborated with some of the headline performers, including Plaatjies and Mohamed. The album was released in 2007 and en-

dorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a musical tribute to the spirit of Chief Albert Luthuli. The Indigenous Orchestra Ensemble, under the directorship of Sotshononda and Plaatjies, will feature Mohamed as the headline act for 2011. Other artists in the line up include the well-loved jazz band, Incredible Brass from Nyanga; vocalist Mtika; guitarist Louw Bubeka; Mantombi Matotiyane; the quartet Imbube, the Congolese duo featuring Nelson Malela on piano and Syvin Balubeta on double bass; and the master of the African cello, Alex Goshu from Ethiopia. The daily performances will be in the Artscape Theatre on Thursday 28 July, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July at 20:15. The subsidised tickets cost R60 and can be booked through Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421-7695.

MARIA SOLOZOBOVA, the acclaimed young Russian violinist, and much-loved pianist, François du Toit, will present a programme of works for violin and piano as part of the Cape Town Concert Series at the Baxter Concert Hall. The pair will open the second half of the 2011 season, which is entitled “The Art of Recital”. Works on the programme are the “Sonata in B, K 378” by Mozart, “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Saint-Saëns,

Franck’s “Sonata in A”, and “Melodie, Opus 42” and “In Imitation of Albeniz” by Tchaikovsky. The concert begins at 20:00 and tickets are R125 from Computicket beforehand or at the Baxter, where student, scholar and senior citizen concessions will be available. For more information on the concert or on the series, contact (021) 439-7663, email ctconcerts@iafrica.com or go online at www.ctconcerts.co.za.

Garth gets carried away THE “Jim Carrey Tribute Show – World Tour”, featuring Garth van Rooyen, the “number one Jim Carrey impersonator in the world” is on at Bergvliet High

School on Friday 29 July from 19:30 to 22:30. Ticket cost R50, and are available from the school on (021) 712-0284.

Polished brass performance CAPE TOWN CONCERT BRASS, under the leadership of conductor Gerhard de Jager, will be performing a selection of popular tunes from classical to jazz as a fundraiser at the Rondebosch United Church in Belmont Road on Monday 1 Au-

gust at 18:30. The tickets cost R30 and will be available at the door. Winter-warming refreshments will be on sale afterwards. For further information, contact Marie on 084 567 7055.


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Tuesday 26 July 2011

Celebrating a social conscience T

HE only known method of personal development is to raise one’s level of consciousness.

When whole communities raise their level of consciousness a social conscience develops. And it is this which sustains social actions. The Mustadafin Foundation, which was established during the apartheid era in 1986, can proudly call upon all its benefactors and beneficiaries to celebrate its 25th anniversary. What should not be forgotten is that in only eight years of the 25 years , the Mustadafin Foundation were under the new regime which is called the post – apartheid Regime. Racism, oppression, exploitation, hunger, starvation, malnutrition, homelessness, illiteracy, innumeracy, alcohol, and drug addiction, corruption, HIV/Aids and a host of other social diseases was what the Mustadafin Foundation was fighting for against since the launch of the post-apartheid regime. Some are of the opinion that the anti-apartheid struggle was sustained by non-governmental organisations. That is not entirely correct. The anti-apart-

heid struggle was sustained by anti-government organisations. There were organisations that were technically called NGOs but did nothing but implement, protect and advance the racist agenda of the apartheid regime. Some still do. The Mustadafin Foundation can proudly call upon all its benefactors and beneficiaries to commemorate the social sacrifices of the past decades. They are highly conscious of the fact that no human being is born into a social, historical, political or economic vacuum. A judge of the High Court said that they didn’t expect that there would be a need for organisations like the Mustadafin Foundation under the post-apartheid regime but now they realise they were mistaken. But, of course there is an enormous difference between poverty management (and mismanagement), poverty alleviation and poverty eradication. As long as there is one human being who is poor, needy and destitute, there will be a need for organisations like the Mustadafin Foundation. Mustadafin Foundation wishes all Muslims Ramadaan Kareem.

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Taxi licences untangled IN the article “Taxi industry ‘victimised’”, People’s Post, 19 July, taxi associations alleged the City impounds taxis as a means of generating revenue, and that they often impound taxis for minor route deviations. They also alleged that the City is three months behind with the process of legalising operators with dormant licences, but that provincial Transport MEC Robin Carlisle’s office orders the impounding of minibus taxis when the City has not finalised the legalisation process. This is the response from Carlisle’s office, which was received after People’s Post’s print deadline: THE identification and cancellation of dormant operating licences is a project championed by the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town. This work is carried out by a sub-committee of the Joint Working Group (JWG), led by the national Department of Transport.

Both the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO), national and provincial [bodies] are represented on the JWG. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of October 2011. These dormant operating licences completely skews the balance between supply and demand, and leads municipalities to proclaim that routes are overtraded. Many operators have, over the years, opted to leave the industry for various reasons, but mainly because of conflict and instability. Very few of these operators, however, informed the Provincial Operating Licence Board of this intention with the request to cancel the permit or operating licence. In the case of indefinite permits/operating licences, these authorities will remain active in the Land Transport Permit System for years to come, and are counted in as part of the supply and demand analysis. These dormant operating licences/permits can only be cancelled if it is reported by associations, and this is the message we are trying to get across to the industry. In most cases the gaps left by holders of dormant licences/

permits have been filled by illegal operators who have become entrenched in the system. From government’s side, we are making every effort to work with the associations and SANTACO to identify and cancel such dormant permits/operating licences (following the NLTA section 78 process) and to allow associations to legalise long-serving illegal operators in the process (where there is demand). Compliance with the law remains non-negotiable, and the law must be enforced without fear or favour. We are trying our best to streamline the process, but the law is clear on the matter of illegal operators. No person may operate a road-based public transport service without holding the required operating licences (section 50 of NLTA). On a positive note, more than 200 operators have already benefited from this project. STEVEN OTTER Media liaison officer in the Ministry for Transport and Public Works

Family evicted in Westlake . Unbelievable! Westlake campus workers are to be evicted because the judge ruled this, yet foreigners illegally occupying a houses in Bishopscourt (nogal) as well as land in the CBD in Cape Town seemingly cannot be touched. What on earth is going on here? Armin Martin . The eight families that were evicted from False Bay College in Westlake have been failed by the justice system and the college council. Taxi drama . I’m in the meter taxi industry since the year 2000 and just before the World Cup started the new MyCiti buses started to operate. It’s making me and my family suffer. . It is fantastic that the City Police are clamping down on unroadworthy, unlicensed, reckless taxis which have and are still causing chaos. Dangerous driving will not be tolerated. We have all been victimised by these drivers driving us off the roads. Keep it up. Animal matters . Could the SPCA or the local council please explain why nothing has been done to the people selling live chickens in the most inhumane way for years at the corner of Duinefontein and Lansdowne roads? Abdullah

People’s Post Constantia­Wynberg Page 13 . People that sell chickens limp and half dead from heat and a lack of water, then pack them into tiny boxes: it is horrible to witness. They should be prosecuted. Daniel . About the live chickens that are being sold, can one ask the SPCA or TEARS for their help? Colleen . Whenever you witness inhumane treatment of any creature such as the selling of live chickens, please help them by reporting it to SPCA on (021) 700-4158/9. BM By the way . How pathetic can the cops be? If you phone them to respond to a crime they take forever. But the wife of a merchant phones them for people that stand peacefully at a fire and they respond within seconds. Gatvol . Why is it so difficult to find a school that would accommodate pupils for Grade 9 mid-year? They can only assist the last term, so the children get school fees, school clothes and stationery at Christmas. . How are we supposed to work when most shops want experienced workers? Some of the matriculants don’t have this and others don’t have money to go and study. How on earth are we going to get experience when shop owners want experience that we don’t have? . Reading about road blocks to catch drunken drivers makes me laugh. My husband drives drunk at

least four days of the week and is never stopped. I only hope one day he will be caught! Anon . My mom paid twice for a name change at Home Affairs and has been waiting since 2006 for her ID document! Excuses! Incompetent people work there. Feel it, it’s here. Zarina General . Well done VG Behrens. I loved “The joke’s on you” published on 19 July. Please continue to entertain us with your witty retorts! Natasha . It’s time for VG Behrens to go and play in the traffic. Every time I see her name I immediately recycle your paper. Gogga . Amen Jeff about your comment on KFC. I stopped buying there five years ago. Nando’s has nothing to hide, no batter, no skin. It’s healthy and flame grilled. Mmm, I’m on my way for a quarter meal! Sam . This year we’re going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 11/1/11, 1/11/11 and 11/11/11. Now take the last two digits of the year you were born, plus the age you will be this year and what do you get? 111. Philip . Payfine.co.za and energy.co.za were great sites. Paycity.co.za is slow and not user friendly!


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Notice is hereby given of the intention of the following applicant to apply to the Liquor Board of the Western Cape for a licence to sell the type of liquor mentioned hereunder on the premises located at the indicated address.The application was lodged at Wynberg Magistrate's Court. Objections may be lodged in with the Kirstenhof SAPS and a copy of the objections must be furnished to the applicant. Full name, street & postal address of applicant: Mlungisi Nkantshu & Nowezile Caroline Nkantshu, 89 Lynx Way, Westlake Village, Tokai. C/o MacCallums, P.O. Box 53011, Kenilworth, 7745 Kind of liquor licence being applied for: On consumption licence Kind of liquor to be sold: All kinds of liquor Name under which business is conducted and full address of the premises: Unathi Tavern, 89 Lynx Way, Westlake Village, Tokai Police Station (Designated Police Officer) where applications can be perused and objections lodged: Kirstenhof SAPS ESI SISAZISO SOKUBA lomfani sicelo ulandelayo unenjogo yokufaka isicelo kwiBhodi Yotywala yeNtshona Koloni yokufumana ilayisenisi yokuthengisa utywala bazo zonke iintlobo ezikhankanywe apha ngezantsi kwisiza esikwidilesi ekhankanyiweyo. Esi sicelo sizakufakwa kwi­Ofisi kaMantyi wase Wynberg nalapho sinokuqwalaselwa khona. Izimvo mpikiswanao malunga nesisicelo zingathunyelwa kwisikhululo samapolisa ase­ Kirstenhof ngentsuku iziyi 28 ukusuka namhlanje. Igama lomfaki sicelo: Mlungisi Nkantshu & Nowezile Caroline Nkantshu, 89 Lynx Way, Westlake Village, Tokai, C/o MacCallums, P.O. Box 53011, Kenilworth, 7745. Uhlobo lwelayisenisi ecelwayo: On consumption licence Uhlobo lotywala oluzakuthengiswa: Zonke iintlobo Igama elizakubizwa ngalo ishishini nedilesi yalo:Unathi Tavern, 89 Lynx Way, Westlake, Tokai Isikhululo samapolisa apho izimvo mpikiswano zingafakwa khona: Kirstenhof SAPS


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Tuesday 26 July People’s Post Constantia­Wynberg Page2011 15

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Tuesday 26 July 2011

Metropolitan applications open

Flying kick

APPLICATIONS for acceptance to play in the play-off for the 2012 Metropolitan Premier Cup are now open. Applications must be on a club letterhead, and should contain all relevant contact details as well as the LFA to which the club belongs. Entries can be faxed to (021) 633-1220, or emailed to info@premiercup-bayhill.co.za. No late entries will be considered, as the draw for all games will be on Monday 3 October. Any further enquiries can be directed to Ganief Abrahams on 083 243 7021. Alternatively contact PJ Williams on 082 335 7392.

Brandon Lakay of Ambassador FC is at full stretch to win the ball while Belhar Spurs’ Rushdien Dearhamin looks on in the teams’ last­128 teams round clash in the Coca­Cola Cup at Cape District in Wynberg on Sunday. Belhar Spurs were 2­0 vic­ tors. Photo: Rashied Isaacs

Road race in Pinelands

Football feast beckons TASMIN CUPIDO

THE fields have been chalked, the teams are prepared and the stage is set for the biggest youth football tournament in the country. The eagerly-anticipated Under-17 Engen Knockout Challenge is about to kick off at the Stephen Reagon Sports Complex in Westridge, Mitchell’s Plain. The three-day event, with play-offs and finals on Saturday and Sunday, will be held at the same venue. In its eighth year, the tournament, of which People’s Post is the print media sponsor, gives players from 16 teams the opportunity to showcase their tal-

ent in 48 matches. This year’s champions will receive R10 000 and kit from Umbro (the technical sponsors), while the losing finalists will get R2 500 in prize money. Various individual and other team prizes will also be awarded, while SAFA Cape Town scouts will be present to search for talent to represent the regional team in the under-17 national tournament in December. This year sees an interesting draw in Group D, with Engen Santos’ youth team going headto-head against the Old Mutual Academy on Friday evening. Both teams will be looking to draw first blood and cement their spot at the top of the group, and so possibly ease

2011 29, 30, 31 JULY Stephen Reagon Sports Complex Westridge Mitchell’s Plain

their run into the knockout round. In the other groups, the “big name” teams of Ajax CT, Vasco da Gama and defending champions, ASD, will launch their campaigns in the hope of being crowned champions at the end of the spectacular event. FIXTURES: Friday – 17:30: Bayhill vs Blue Downs; Bothasig vs Masidlale. 18:25: Baltic Rangers vs Trinitarians; Kensington vs Edgemead. 19:20: ASD vs Juventus; Vasco da Gama vs Cape Town FA. 20:15: Ajax CT vs Oregan Spurs; Engen Santos vs Old Mutual. Saturday – 09:30: Ajax CT vs Kensington; Oregan Spurs vs Edgemead; Vasco da Gama vs

Bothasig; Cape Town FA vs Masidlale. 10:30: ASD vs Baltic Rangers; Juventus vs Trinitarians; Engen Santos vs Bayhill; Old Mutual vs Blue Downs. 11:30: Edgemead vs Ajax CT; Oregan Spurs vs Kensington; Masidlale vs Vasco da Gama; Cape Town FA vs Bothasig. 12:30: Trinitarians vs ASD; Juventus vs Baltic Rangers; Blue Downs vs Engen Santos; Old Mutual vs Bayhill. 14:30: Play-off round 3rd and 4th place finishers. 15:30: Championship round – 1st and 2nd place finishers. Sunday – 09:30: Semi-final round. 09:30 to 12:30: ENGEN play-off from 3rd to 16th position; pre-final activity; 15:30: Championship final.

THE Pinelands Athletics Club, in partnership with Mckenna Scott Optometrists, holds a 10km road race on Sunday 31 July from 08:00. A 5km fun run will also be held. The race commences from the club’s clubhouse at the Lower Oval, Pinelands. Entry fee for the 10km is R30 for adults and R15 for juniors, while the 5km fun run – or walk – will cost R10. For pre-entries, visit www.topevents.co.za, until Thursday 28 July. For more information, contact Hayley Smith on 082 774 0228.

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