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RANSACKED: A Diep River domestic worker was tied and gagged in the bathroom of her employer’s home while a burglar ran­ sacked the house. Here one of the rooms can be seen after the crime took place.Photo: Leanne Stander

Tied and gagged in house robbery LIAM MOSES

“DEVASTATED, insecure, shocked and unsafe”. This is how a Diep River homeowner feels after her domestic worker became the victim of a home invasion-style robbery last week. The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was attacked, tied, gagged and placed in the bathroom of her employer’s home by a burglar on Thursday 26 May. No arrests have yet been made. When People’s Post arrived at the Yellowwood Crescent house yesterday, the employee was still visibly shocked, and too traumatised to speak to the press.

The owner of the house, who did not want to be named for fear of being attacked, said she felt like her privacy had been invaded. “She is still very shocked. This is the first time she has been back since it happened on Thursday,” she says. “I took today off just to be with her here today. I just feel violated. They threw everything out of the cupboards and drawers.” The man gained entry to the house by breaking through a set of French doors in the main bedroom of the home. Keith Chandler, spokesperson for the Diep River police, says the woman was surprised by the man while working. “The man grabbed her from behind and eventually tied her up and gagged her,” said

Chandler. “She was tied with a blue rope and shoved into the bathroom while he ransacked the house.” The domestic worker was not injured during the incident, but was only found after over an hour when the home owner’s 18-yearold son returned to the house. A Samsung cell phone, cash, a GHD hair straightener, clothing a PSP, an iPod and other small items were stolen. The value of the stolen items is unknown. No-one in the surrounding area heard or saw the incident take place, but the domestic worker noticed that the man was wearing a blue overall and grey Nike takkies. Cecil Watts, chairperson of the Diep River Community Policing Forum, says residents

need to take responsibility for their own safety. “This is happening all the time, and unless the community start taking responsibly and take back our streets by joining the neighbourhood watches and patrolling, we’re going to lose the battle,” says Watts. “We have to dominate the area and we need to take responsibility for it. We have to be good neighbours to each other.” A case of house robbery has been opened.


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Senior centre in Plumstead THE Plumstead Retirement Village is opening a senior centre for elderly people at the hall on the village’s premises in Birmingham Road. The centre will be launched on Thurs-

day 9 June at 17:00. For further information, please contact Harlane Solomons on (021) 761-2323 alternatively you can email to

Your councillor’s contact details . Ward 62: Liz Brunette Cell number: 082 823 6584 Home number: Number not supplied. Email: . Ward 63: Montgomery Oliver Cell number: 084 224 0063 Home number: (021) 704-1521 Email: . Ward 71: Denis Joseph Cell number: 084 703 9266 Home number: (021) 712-2306 Email address:

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Talking Business breakfast TALKING BUSINESS will be holding its next breakfast on Friday 3 June at 08:00. In celebration of World Environment Day, on Sunday 5 June, the guest speaker at the breakfast will be Sam Adams, owner and director of Living Green. Adams will be speaking about how to grow your own vegetables.

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Concerns about crossing LIAM MOSES

THE Plumstead Civic Association (PCA) has expressed concern about the safety of a pedestrian crossing in Burham Road. The crossing is situated opposite the Lady Michaelis Orthopaedic Hospital, and is mostly used by the hospital’s elderly patients. Ansie Kent, chairperson of the PCA, says the crossing may have to be moved to protect elderly pedestrians from speeding cars. “The crossing is too close to the intersection with Gabriel Road, so when you turn into Burham from Gabriel, you’re on top of the crossing in a moment,” says Kent. “The sign for the traffic is also a bit hidden behind the trees, and can’t be seen well. “People coming up Burnham to Gabriel are speeding quite a bit.” According to Kent, cars parked on Burham Road can also obscure a driver’s view of the pavement around the crossing.

“People can just step out from behind a car and then the driver can’t see them.” Kent says the unsafe nature of the pedestrian crossing resulted in a pensioner being run over in the past, but could not remember any specific details about the incident. Warrant Officer Keith Chandler, spokesperson for the Diep River police, could neither confirm nor deny whether the incident had happened. The Plumstead Civic Association claims to have approached both the City of Cape Town and ward councillor Carol Bew, the ward councillor for the area, over the past two years. Kent says a petition was given to City of Cape Town’s engineers in 2009, and that Bew had been contacted last year. Bew says she recently had a meeting with the City’s engineers, who said the pedestrian crossing was positioned in the safest possible place. “It cannot be a raised pedestrian crossing because Burham Road is a feeder road to Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic and it’s used by emergency vehicles,” says Bew. “It also cannot be moved, because it has to be a certain distance from the stop street. The engineers have looked at it and said it is in the right place.” Bew says she has asked the City to repaint the crossing in order to make it more visible, adding that she is set to have a follow-up meeting with the City. .

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Prisoner shot in escape attempt LIAM MOSES

AN awaiting-trial prisoner was shot outside the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court last week after he stole a policeman’s gun and escaped from the court precinct. Khangelani Dlamini ( 38) had been brought to the court from Pollsmoor Prison on Thursday 26 May for the final hearing of an aggravated robbery case. According to Captain FC van Wyk, spokesperson for the Western Cape police, Dlamini was waiting in line outside the holding cells at the court buildings at around 09:00 when he escaped. “The prisoner attacked one of the police officers, and tried to take his firearm,” says Van Wyk. “A scuffle took place between the officer and prisoner, and the prisoner got hold of the officer’s firearm. “He also took a police hand radio and started running to the courtyard while shooting at police members.” Dlamini was not handcuffed as he was being led into a holding cell. After wrestling the gun away from the police officer, Dlamini ran out of the building and into Maynardville Park, opposite the Magistrate’s Court, but collapsed after he was shot in the left side of his torso by a chasing officer.

JAIL BREAK: Khangelani Dlamini was shot by a police officer after escaping from the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court. Photo: Jaco Marais Van Wyk says police then confiscated the stolen weapon and radio before calling in paramedics and cordoning off the area. The police would not say which hospital the man was taken to, but he is believed to be in a stable condition. No-one else was injured in the incident, but two police vehicles were damaged by shots fired from the man. In addition to the original charge of aggravated robbery, Dlamini will

now also be facing charges of theft of a firearm, theft of a police hand radio, attempted murder, escape from lawful custody, pointing of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence and malicious damage to property, when he appears in court after being discharged from hospital. The officer who shot the accused will not be facing any charges. All of the new cases will be investigated by detectives from the Wynberg Police Station.


A reunion cocktail MICKLEFIELD SCHOOL is hosting a past pupils cocktail party on Thursday 9 June from 18:00 at a cost of R75 per person. Email or phone (021) 685-6494 for further information.


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One less hurdle for development LIAM MOSES

A LEGAL loophole created by a change in legislation could allow the City of Cape Town to proceed with plans to sell land at Princess Vlei so a shopping mall can be developed on the water’s edge. The Western Cape Department of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP) has, upon legal consultation, discovered that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) would not be necessary to gain an extension of a Record of Decision (ROD), provided that the mall is constructed more than 32 metres away from the vlei. This announcement comes after the DEADP consulted with legal advisors after the City, as owners of the land, approached it for an extension of the ROD, which had expired in November 2009. In December 2009, the City was ordered to inform all Interested and Affected Parties about the potential extension of the ROD, and in September 2010 Chand Environmental Consultants were hired to conduct a public participation process. Earlier this year, the DEADP revealed that it did not have the power to extend an ROD which had lapsed, regardless of when the application for the extension of the validity period was made. DEADP also informed the City that if it wished to continue with the development, it would have to initiate the EIA process from scratch, in terms of the National Environmental Management Act. But in terms of new amendments to that Act in 2010, Anton Bredell, the Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC, also informed the City that “it would appear that the proposed development would not require environmental authorisation” (ROD) in terms of the new regulations. The development of the 9 090 m² mall by Insight Property Developers, which includes a taxi rank and a viewing deck, has been in the pipeline since 2002, when plans to buy and develop the land from the City were submitted to council by Insight. As the owners of the land, the City was tasked with applying for rezoning of the land and an ROD from the DEADP. The 32 m strip between the vlei and the mall will be landscaped, and most of the land will remain open for all visitors to enjoy. Kylie Hatton, spokesperson for the City, says that although the information gained in the public participation process – part of the application for the extension of the ROD – was not necessary, it will still be handed to the provincial government.

“Earlier this year, the provincial department advised the City that the EIA was not required, and that the public participation process was no longer required,” said Hatton. “The City has compiled the input from the public participation already undertaken, and it will be submitted to the City’s Spatial Planning Environment and Land Use Management Committee (SPELUM).” She says the information will be used by SPELUM to advise the province on the rezoning extension application which is also currently being considered. The fate of Princess Vlei is now in the hands of the provincial government, which is deciding whether or not to extend the validity of its decision to rezone the land from public open space to business – the rezoning has also expired. But Phillip Bam, deputy chairperson of the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance and chairperson of the Lotus River, Ottery and Grassy Park Ratepayers and Residents Association (Logra), says he believes that Environmental Authorisation is still needed, because environmental damage will still be done to the area. “That regulation only has to do with the building line from the water’s edge. There are other environmental considerations,” says Bam. “The use of the land is also important, and this will destroy some of the very important, unique vegetation. “There seems to be a misconception that other things, such as the sensitive vegetation and the cultural aspects and significance of the site, don’t need to be taken into consideration.” Bam adds that if the extension is granted, Cape Town’s residents will have one last opportunity to object to the construction when the City makes its final decision on whether or not to sell the land. Neville Thornton, a director at Insight Property Developers, refused to comment on the project. “There is a legal process that is under way at present and the law must runs its course,” said Thornton “I do not want to answer these questions because I am not the right person. They must be answered by the City and provincial government.” Questions regarding the development were sent to the City on Wednesday 25 May, but answers had not been forthcoming by the time of going to print. The DEADP was also sent questions about the Environmental Authorisation and rezoning processes on Monday 30 May but did not respond in time.

ANNOUNCEMENT EXPECTED: The owners of the Alphen estate have announced that they have decided how the former hotel will be used. Alex Cloete­Hopkins, who owns the property along with his par­ ents, Nicky and Dudley Cloete­ Hopkins, said that the family was not ready to announce what had been decided yet. “Something will be announced in the next couple of months,” said Cloete­Hopkins. “We need to get our ducks in a row so that we can make a proper an­ nouncement and so that people will understand it. But I think peo­ ple will like it when we do let them know.” The hotel was closed on Thursday 31 March this year after the owners and Three Cities, the hospitality group which had been running the hotel, agreed to part ways. Photo: Gerhard Slabbert

Role change for Brunette THE Constantia Hills Residents’ Association (CHRA) held its annual general meeting at the American International School in Constantia last week. The CHRA met at the school on Wednesday 25 May, to report on the past year’s projects and to inform members about how the association’s funds were spent. The meeting was particularly significant for two other reasons as well, in that the Constantia Hills area recently moved from Ward 71 to Ward 62 after the boundaries of the wards were reconsidered. The association used the opportunity to bid farewell to Denis Joseph, who was recently re-elected as councillor for Ward 71. Joseph thanked the CHRA for its support during his previous term. “The residents’ association has so much experience, and they transferred that knowledge and skill and capacity to me,” said Joseph. “They have a good structure and they give the councillor a good challenge, but also good support.” Liz Brunette also stepped down as the

chairperson of the CHRA after leading the organisation for the past 10 years. Brunette, who was one of the founding members of the CHRA and led the association since its inception, was elected as councillor for Ward 62 at the recent local elections. Brunette said she would still be attending the association’s monthly meetings. “This will be the last time I will be doing the chairperson’s report and I want to thank you for all of your support,” said Brunette. “I’m going to be moving to a different sphere by becoming ward councillor, but I will still be attending the monthly meetings, just in a different capacity.” The topics covered at the meetings included ways to stop speeding on Firgrove Way, potholes in the area, public transport issues and construction on the Uitsig Farm – where 10 rooms could be added onto a hotel on the premises. Three members of the CHRA also received citizens’ awards for their work in the organisation. The award winners were Ian Black, Robbyn Moir and Frenske Otzen.

FINAL SPEECH: Liz Brunette stepped down as chairper­ son of the Constantia Hills Resi­ dents’ Asso­ ciation last week. Here she address­ es the associ­ ation’s mem­ bers as chair­ person for the final time.

EXPERT: Profes­ sor Justin O’Riain, head of the Uni­ versity of Cape Town’s Baboon Re­ search Unit, was the guest speaker at the event.

HONOURED: Three members of the CHRA re­ ceived citizens’ awards for their work in the or­ ganisation. Here Liz Bru­ nette can be seen with Fren­ ske Otzen, the only award win­ ner who was able to attend the event.

THANKS: Val Deuchan, one of the CHRA members, thanked Liz Bru­ nette, the organisa­ tion’s out­ going chairper­ son, for her work.

SOCIAL OCCASION: Joanna Thomas, Steve Thomas and Norah Papanicolaou, secre­ tary of the CHRA, after the meeting.

SUPPORT: Joanna Thomas, Gill Weinberg and Sue Oostuizen all attended the CHRA AGM. Photos: Liam Moses


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TUMMY FILLERS: As part of a community project, Shiraz Ladies Circle No 8, the interna­ tional service organisation, provided about 300 disadvantaged children from Hout Bay with lollipops, chips and a warm cup of soup on Sunday 8 May. The organisation also handed over second­hand clothing to a community leader, to be distributed among the local community. Pictured is Judy Theunissen, chaiperson of Shiraz, along with the chil­ dren of Hout Bay. If anyone would like to make donation of non­perishable foods, clothing and blankets, email

Illustrated lecture THE Hout Bay library is hosting an illustrated lecture by Michael Goldblatt at the Hout Bay Library on Thursday 2 June at 19:00. The topic of the lecture will be the work and life of Eadweard Muybridge, a pioneer

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Tokai Arbore­ tum: Some great autumnal colours and everything is so fresh and crisp – gone is the dry dust and cicadas. The Prinses­ kasteelrivier has not begun flowing in all its glory yet – it produces some pretty little wa­ terfalls in win­ ter.



ANY people think the Castle is the oldest building in Cape Town, and after much research, phone calls and site visits, it turns out they are absolutely correct. People’s Post recently published a notice which claimed that the Jan van Riebeeck-commissioned fort was the oldest building in the Cape, but a week later a reader indicated that this title and distinction, in fact, belongs to the Posthuys in Muizenberg. The plot thickened when a reader, Gary Goldman, insisted that it wasn’t the Castle or the Posthuys, but Coornhoop, a double-storey building in Observatory, that was RECENT: Coornhoop, with its old pigeon holes, was built the oldest. on the original ruins. Photo: Andre Bakkes This led People’s Post on a long but fascinating journey of discovery, only to in 1964-1965. end up where it all began – or, as turns out, Historian Mike Walker says that if there is where it all began – the Castle. an authority who can identify the oldest Goldman put the cat among the pigeons building beyond a shadow of a doubt, it is rewhen he said: “It is Observatory’s Coorn- nowned architect Gawie Fagan. hoop, without a doubt. The original pigeon Fagan filed the question under “elementaholes are still there. These were homing pi- ry” when he confirmed that the general asgeons that would carry messages to and from sumption is the correct one – the pentagonal places like Wellington. It was built in 1657 Castle, which was built in 1666, is undoubtedand the Castle only came much later.” ly the oldest. This part of the Cape Peninsula was once Things were about to get even more intermarsh-land, with buffalo, elephant, hippo, li- esting when Iziko Museums of Cape Town’s on and leopard roaming freely in the area. director, Lalou Meltzer, set up an interview Observatory traces its origins to the Coorn- with historian and multi-award winning auhoop Colony land grant, which was commis- thor Dan Sleigh. sioned to the first Free Burghers in 1657 by “I deal with facts,” says Sleigh confidently. Van Riebeeck. “The Castle is the oldest building in the provThese officials from the Dutch East India ince.” Company were to occupy land in the LiesHe adds that there are some circular stone beek River valley. structures in the old Transvaal and Free The large number of mills surrounding the State that might even be older, but he can’t valley at the time bore testament to the suc- be sure. cess of the farms. “The two cornerstones of the Castle were A few mills still remain, such as the famous placed on 2 January 1666. The builders dug Mostert’s Mill. the trenches a few months before,” he states. An even older mill still exists at the AlexanWhen speaking to Sleigh, it is obvious that dra Institute, not far from the site of the history flows through his veins and dates present Observatory. whirl meticulously in his mind. The later sub-division of farms such as Bel“Coornhoop has a very modern style of arlevliet, Westoe, Valkenburg, Coornhoop and chitecture. I have seen the plans for the buildWelgelegen contributed to the present-day ing, and they are dated between 1960 and 1970. grid pattern layout. That’s when it was restored and there is hardA diminutive plaque commemorating the ly anything left of the original ruins,” he historic Van Riebeeck commission is today says. at the entrance of Coornhoop – a building “The freemen’s houses looked completely now used by the University of Cape Town’s different. They had a very poor beginning Centre for Conflict Resolution on Dixton and didn’t have double-storey buildings at Road. all.” On the plaque it also reveals that the Simon As for the Posthuys, Sleigh says the “misvan der Stel Foundation restored the ruins reading” of a document has lead to misinformation. “I’ve spoken to the owners of the place and informed them that it was not built in 1673, as many believe, but much later – definitely not before 1743. They are nice people, but they’re flying under false colours.” The second oldest building is, in fact, the Slave Lodge, which was originally a slave lodge and later the Supreme Court. It is now a cultural history museum, with a section on slavery and artefacts not only from Cape Town’s history, but also ancient and global civilisations. “The Lutheran Church was built in the 1780s, but the clock tower itself was built in 1702,” says Sleigh, before OFFICIAL: The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest buil­ rattling off a whirlwind of names and ding in South Africa Photo: Supplied dates.

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Taking back the power JOHN RAYNER

These values will vary from camera to camera, and they could go to three or even five stops over- or under-exposing. Adjusting in either 1/2 or 1/3 stops. If you are in Aperture priority, the f-stop will remain the same, but the shutter speed will be reduced a little to allow more light into the camera. If you are in Shutter priority, that will remain as it is, and the aperture will be increased in size, with the same result – more light to the sensor. What you are doing, is forcing the camera to stop squinting against the sun and open its eye/lens. The opposite to the above situation holds true – a darkskinned person wearing dark clothes in dull surroundings (think of a typical Rembrandt painting) will require a -value to correct the overexposed scene. . John Rayner is a selftaught photographer and has been at it for well over 40 years. He writes a monthly photographic column for People’s Post. He is available to give hands-on general photographic tuition and take you on practical walkabouts. Phone him on 073 360 1710 or email with any questions.

THUS far Shutterbugs has been slowly, but surely, taking the camera back from the Auto Demon – taking matters into your own hands, and calling the shots, so to speak. The next step is even more daring: you are now going to override the camera’s settings! There are many occasions when this needs to be done. A beach scene, in the snow, on a yacht at sea, where the overwhelming amount of bright light streaming into your camera tells it to shut the lens to around f16 or even smaller. Not only will there be the normal amount of sun on the beach situation, but also reflected light off the sand and off the nearby sea that confuses the light meter. What will happen, is that the meter detects the overall brightness, with a small amount of colour and a little shade around little Johnny and his sand castle. The meter, in a frantic effort to find a happy medium, settles on the side of a dirty grey. Overall. The main subject, Johnny and his sand castle will be a little dark and the beach sand will be that dirty grey. What you need to do is thank your camera for what it has done thus far, to move over, ’cause now you are going to take charge. On many DSLRs, next to the shutter release button (on compacts perhaps you will have to delve into the camera’s menu), is the EV button, the Exposure Compensation – what you will do is correct the Exposure Value by dialling, in the case of the obviously underexposed image on the beach, a + value or two. -ve 2.0; 1.7; 1.3; 1.0; 0.7; 0.3 - 0 + 0.3; 0.7; 1.0; 1.3; 1.7; 2.0 +ve NEW BIRTH: New growth.

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ANGELIC: Spotlight on nature.

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Weekend of wisdom APPLES of Gold Ministries invites all mothers to attend their camp at Simonsberg from 3 till 5 June for a weekend of stimulating talks on mothering and marriage. Enjoy some oldfashioned nurturing as older women share

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Inconvenient truth THE Protection of Information Bill, also known as the “Secrecy Bill”, is nothing but bad news for transparency in government. The Bill seems to challenge the very foundation on which South African legislation is developed – the Constitution – which ensures freedom of expression and that of the press. In a shocking act last week, ANC MPs on a parliamentary committee tasked with debating and finalising the Bill made headlines when they insisted that matters in this regard be fast-tracked to meet a deadline of 24 June. This despite other parties’ representatives on the committee calling for continued brainstorming, discussion and consideration of objections to the controversial legislation. Once a world bastion for press freedom, SA has now been demoted to the status of only “partially free” by the international freedom monitoring group, Freedom House. The regression is a sad state of affairs when considering the vast promise of a free and democratic country made at the very dawn of democracy. Seventeen years later, the same political party that served as the catalyst for the fall of oppression and unjust governance is now, in some ways, increasingly at loggerheads with the media, and respect for transparency of the state is under serious threat. The Secrecy Bill will serve as more than a simple annoyance and inconvenience for journalists, and has a far-reaching impact on the future of the electorate. If left unchallenged it will not only muzzle the media, but will also rob every ordinary citizen of their right to hold accountable the very leaders they elect to power. Government officials at any level will be able to classify information as secret, a privilege which, in itself, could easily be abused. The Bill also ushers in minimal protection of informants, which means that the distribution and publication of information regarded as classified could provoke imprisonment. Various organisations and individuals have publicly reiterated the effects this legislation will have on us all, and they have called for a re-draft of the proposed legislation. The truth is always worth fighting for.

Hangberg not ANC Support the police THE killing of two police officers has once again highlighted the risk police have to face in the line of duty to protect us, the citizens of South Africa. General Bheki Cele, in a media statement, stated that communities and the media must stop being unsympathetic towards the police, and that the killing of our police officers is a national crisis. On reading this, and being a retired police officer myself, and knowing the importance of community support, I decided to make a proposal that would show that we, the community, cherish, support, appreciate and are proud of our police force. My proposal is that on a date and time frame in the very near future, implement the following: In each province, on the same date and time, the police march through the capital city of each province, followed by the communities in a mass placard display of support for the police. That in each province where that march is taking place, a 21-gun salute is fired to honour our police, and at a given time after that,

every vehicle to blow their hooters and every church bell ring out in honour of our men and women in blue. At every police station on that day members of those respective communities, with their spiritual leaders, gather and pray for the members doing duty for them, and also voice their commitment in support of the police. Radio stations for that period to entertain support pledges from listeners. Pledges on public platforms by community leaders. Stickers stating “support our police” to be distributed, to be stuck on vehicles of the community. Finally, every national and community newspaper writing about the community support for the police. While writing this above proposal, a feeling of national pride swelled in my body as I realised what an impact it would have on the law-abiding citizens and the criminal element in South Africa. KEITH BLAKE Ottery

Traffic troubles FORGIVE me, but in response to the Dick Burton Road letter (“Traffic headaches”, Tuesday 24 May), what exactly do you mean by a one-way off-ramp from Totnes Road onto the M5? Surely this is what you have already?

What we do need to look at is the intersection on Bramley and Victoria roads, where one can sit for ages before being able to get out onto Victoria Road. It is the same at Casino and Victoria Roads. ANONYMOUS, BERGVLIET

THE front page story on the election results (“DA holds onto local wards”, Tuesday 24 May) was a good one, but my only concern is that Hangberg is actually not an African Nation Congress (ANC) stronghold. The fact of the matter is that the ANC has actually performed quite poorly in the past three local government elections (1999, 2006 and the by-election in 2007). I would encourage you to research the results and you would see that in the last elections the ANC in Hangberg only got over 300 votes in Hangberg.

That would mean that in Hangberg, the ANC has improved and the DA has lost support. Please do not report on what you are told if the numbers tell the truth. ROSCOE JACOBS Hout Bay MR JACOBS’ sentiments are noted and appreciated. The article stated only that “Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg are perceived to be ANC strongholds”, but did not go on to make any allegations about which party had gained or lost support. – Ed.

Keeping the faith ASCENSION DAY is on Thursday 2 June. We, as the coloured population seem to be the only group that still celebrates Ascension Day, and only our coloured schools are closed on this holy day, which our South African government has scrapped off the calendar. We belong to the Western Cape Coloured population.In a 2009 global study of this group, it was revealed that we have the most diverse ancestry in the world. We embrace the Christian faith and we stand very firm in keeping God’s laws. Our ancestors are descendants of mixed heritage, including German, French Huguenot, Dutch, 1820 Settlers, St Helenians, Chinese, Khoisan, Jewish, African and Indian. Our ancestors endured much persecution, e.g. French Protestants, Jewish persecution and our

slave ancestors endured severe hardships during slavery and our parents and grandparents severe oppression during apartheid. Through all this we acknowledge that God’s enduring mercy has brought us through it all. God is our avenger and our deliverer. He will destroy the wicked men who carry on hurting and oppressing the poor and the righteous.I encourage all 80% of South Africans who professed the Christian faith in the 2008 census to take a stand for God and keep and observe His holy days as He had commanded. Jesus reminded us to love God above all and to love our neighbours and to keep faith until He returns soon in the same way in which He ascended. MERLE MARTIN Kirstenhof

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Plumstead traffic woes Your SMSes Crime . Stolen pot plants? Who buys them? I’m still hoping to find my stolen garden gnome. Dawn Smit In response . Now that Denis Joseph is our councillor we need his contact details in your paper. . Vets are laughing all the way to the bank. Only the wealthy can afford them. Political sentiment . Julius, your hate song is racism in reverse. Mandela freed the country, he did not sing this song. Educated people normally vote for educated candidates. Keep the past in the past – move on. Now it is time to help the people. . Way to go! The ANC have a rapist as a mayor. Why do you give all Pollsmoor prisoners jobs? I see you trafficking drugs too – so many criminals. Why don’t you just hire shebeen owners too? . The reason the ANC did so badly is due to four names: Zuma, Malema, Mantashe and Ehrenreich! Time to prove your worth . Now that voting is done and the time has come to put the shoulder to the wheel, who can we, the voters, go to when these public servants are not doing their well-paid jobs? . Zille, I want to see action not words. I hate shacks. Why don’t you give the people the ad in People’s Post for jobs? Wendy houses don’t have plumbing and electricity and you can’t install a fireplace. The solution is that you must give these people a proper roof over their heads, because they also have a toilet problem. I want you to live in it for a month. This is a dare. Service delivery suggestions . The City of Cape Town could save a considerable amount of money in the long term by offering electronic billing for all ratepay-

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ers who are online. Postal billing is a waste of time, money, paper, postage, energy and resources. . Now that we have voted for the DA, why can’t they scrap the rates in all the areas? Housing matters . Stop upgrading the old flats – rather start building flats for poor people. We are in for a very cold winter and people need a roof over their heads immediately. Viva DA. Henry . When giving people good houses, give them an agreement too. They will be able to rent it out, but they can’t sell it. Only one family can stay in a house or they lose it. One member of the family must be employed. The can’t get the house if they already have a house. . To Zille and Zuma, why when buying a house and taking a home loan do banks charge us triple the amount when we pay back? They must give service and not rob us. Metrorail . What happened to the extra trains? I happen to work for attorneys and was told to deal with the fact that the trains are late many times a month. I had to work in my time when the trains were late. Come on now, Metrorail, help please. . Mr Matya, how can commuters join hands if you are squashed in like sardines? You are ridiculous. Broadcast blues . I hope that naked news does not air, but what about that stupid “SMS and get naked pics”? Please take that off too! . A friend of mine came home to find his domestic worker watching a blue movie that she had found. Win Thank you . Thank you David Kramer and the cast of “Breyani” for an entertaining show and illustrating the history of coloureds. Taliep Petersen was missed, and we will never forget.

I READ with interest the letter published in your newspaper on Tuesday 24 May (“Traffic headaches”). This same letter dropped in my post box approximately a month ago, and I support the contents of it but there was no indication who wrote it. In addition to adding my support of the contents, I would also like to extend a personal invitation to Montgomery Oliver, who is the relevant councillor for Ward 63, to visit me at my home. I hope that he chooses to visit when traffic is not too hectic up and down Dick Burton Road, when there are no massive trucks lumbering past and no cars with big noisy exhausts speeding to get to the next stop street, so that we may be able to converse in normal tones. So

too when he leaves and attempts to reverse out of my driveway, so that he doesn’t struggle too much to get into the street amidst heavy traffic – which is made more tricky by people ignoring the stop streets. I have been a resident in Dick Burton Road for the past four-and-a-half years. The road carries heavy traffic of all types, and only a very small minority of the drivers are Plumstead residents or their visitors. I understand that Dick Burton Road was not always open to the M5. This narrow road was never designed to carry the volume of traffic using it as a main thoroughfare to reach other areas in the peninsula. IAN ROBINSON Plumstead

Keeping the faith in tough times ASCENSION DAY is on Thursday 2 June. We, as the coloured population seem to be the only group that still celebrates Ascension Day, and only our coloured schools are closed on this holy day, which our South African government has scrapped off the calendar. Our ancestors are descendants of mixed heritage and endured much persecution, e.g. French Protestants, Jewish persecution and our slave ancestors endured severe hardships during slavery and our parents and grandparents severe oppression during

apartheid. We acknowledge that God’s enduring mercy has brought us through it all. God is our avenger and our deliverer. He will destroy the wicked who hurt and oppress the poor and the righteous. I encourage all who professed the Christian faith in the 2008 census to take a stand for God and observe His holy days. Jesus reminded us to love God above all and to love our neighbours and to keep faith until He returns soon in the same way in which He ascended. MERLE MARTIN Kirstenhof

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Strings attached to love story Comedy – the Miller way TAMMY PETERSEN


HARP, poignant and fast with the humour – Mel Miller is all that and a bag of top-quality chips. The humour heavyweight will be performing in Fish Hoek on Saturday 11 June in the Fish Hoek High School Hall as part of the Comedy Legends in the Valley series, a fundraiser for the Shark Spotters. Miller, who recently returned from a sold-out show at the Sydney Opera House, and has also been awarded the Comic’s Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, is well-known for his “Biltong and Potroast” TV show in the 1970s, in which South African comedians were pitted against British counterparts. Miller tells People’s Post he “just can’t wait” for his first visit to the Far South in decades. “I haven’t been there in yonks, so you cannot believe my excitement for this show. I hope to see a full-house because I am ready for Fish Hoek!” He says his audience can look forward to two hours of “moaning and complaining”. “I will whine about everything from government to old age. I hope people come prepared for an evening of chaos and madness.” Comedian Barry Hilton, who had the Far South in stitches earlier this month, says Miller is one of the most unique performers anyone will see. “Even though he has been a pro for over 40 years, he is as sharp and hilarious as ever. He is current, poignant and quick on his feet. He is, without a shadow of doubt, my favourite comedian. Ever!” The Cousin says audiences are in for a real treat because when Miller takes to the stage, laughter is guaranteed. “He is not scared to be himself, and the audience can sense that. He is a real, genuine person and a top-class entertainer.”

Mel Miller will hit Fish Hoek to raise funds for a good cause. Sarah Titley, the Shark Spotters’ project manager, says there are still ample tickets available, and calls on residents of the Valley to show their support next week. “This promises to be a real family event, and a great opportunity for locals to contribute to the Shark Spotters and help us raise funds towards our budget shortfall,” she says. Tickets to the show, which starts at 19:00, cost R100 if pre-booked on 078 174 4244, or R120 at the door on the night. Tickets can also be bought at AP Jones in Fish Hoek Main Road. . People’s Post is the print media sponsor of the show.

Sterling for Kirstenbosch THE instrumental band, Sterling EQ, will be performing at the Silvertree Restaurant in Kirstenbosch Gardens on Sunday 5 June. The four-piece group, who have performed at SA’s top events and shared stages with international icons, will perform a selection of popular melodies and showpieces. Expect anything from Mozart to Mandoza. Tickets cost R100, and include a welcome drink. The show starts at 18:30 for 19:00. There will be light meals available for under R70 each. For bookings, call (021) 762-9585.

GEMS: Sterling EQ will bring their instru­ mental virtuosity to Kirstenbosch Gar­ dens on Sunday.

Saamtrek at the German Club THE first Zef-Zeffer-Zefste event will be held on Friday 17 June at the German Club in Gardens, Cape Town. Celebrated playwright, Charles Fourie’s hit play “Agterplaas”, which was recently staged to accolades at the Klein Karoo National Arts festival, will be performed. Afrikaans rapper and raconteur, Jack Parow, will showcase his Parowphernalia fashion range, together with funky Stellenbosch designers, Zef Leopard. The Psychedelic Theatre Company will stage a spectacular fire and UV performance. A few proud Zephyr and DKW antique car owners will display their motor vehicles. Photographer, Herman Jordaan, will hold a solo-exhibition of images taken from poorwhite squatter camps around Cape Town, and

Solidarity’s Helping Hand organisation will join them to inform the public of their work among the poor. To end the evening, music guru, Vince Ladd, who has collaborated with Nine Inch Nails in Norway, will be playing his special mix of “retro-sokkie-electro-vibe”, and the Roodehek restaurant will host an open bar and full menu with Thai and German cuisine. Members of the public can win great prizes from Baccini’s Pizzeria and Van Hunks restaurant for the best-dressed Zef-couples. The event kicks off at 19:00 and tickets cost R100. There will be safe parking at the German Club in Roodehek Terrace, which is just off Hope Street in Gardens. For more information and bookings, contact Cintaine on 073 161 4141.

“OUROBOROS”, an exciting puppetry production by one of South Africa’s leading creative teams, will take centre stage at the Baxter Theatre from 1 to 11 June. Directed by 2010 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Theatre, Janni Younge, with master puppeteers Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, this tale of dreaming and the cycles of life has been created with evocative imagery. At its heart is a love story between a dancer, Nokobinisa, and a poet, Andre. Using the magically transforming powers of the puppetry medium, these two characters are able to appear as several versions of themselves. Audiences witness the un- MOVING: Animators bringing characters to life in a scene from folding drama of their lives “Ouroboros”, which runs at the Baxter Theatre from 1 till 11 from birth to death. Their in- June. teractions form a web of relationships, revealing the interdependence of tress winner, Chuma Sopotela. the past, present and future. Younge joined Handspring Puppet CompaThe production, created and designed by ny as associate director in January this year. Young, is inspired by the work of US poet lau- She is a graduate of the French national reate Billy Collins, and was first presented to school of puppet theatre, and has a BA in Fine great acclaim on the main programme of the Art and an MA in Theatre from UCT. National Arts Festival in 2010. “Ouroboros” is an ancient symbol depicting It offers a swirling interaction of perform- a serpent swallowing its own tail and forming ers, exquisitely-created puppets, filigree a circle. shadow work and Michael Clark’s animation. Ticket prices range from R60 to R130. BookThe show is set to original music by Neo ing is through Computicket on 083 915 8000, Muyanga, with puppet dance choreography online at or at any by Mamela Nyamza. Shoprite Checkers outlet countrywide. The 13 main puppets are manipulated by a Follow the production on Facebook superb cast comprising Jason Potgieter, Cin- ( Mkaza, Gabriel Marchand, Tali Cervati, file.php?id=100000450807832) and Twitter (htBeren Belknap and 2007 Fleur du Cap Best Ac- tp://

Broadway hits at the Masque A COLLECTION of well-known Broadway songs and dances can be seen at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg in the form of a show called “Razzle Dazzle” from Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June. The show features Felicity Kiran, who starred in Sun City’s “Let There Be Rock!” Also starring is Peter Weisz from London’s West End. The show “takes the audience on a musical journey through the ages of the Broadway showstoppers, incorporating songs from “Cabaret”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Chicago”, “Dream Girls”, “Grease”, “Mama Mia”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “We will Rock You”, “A Chorus Line” and “Les Miserables”” among others. Supported by a young cast of dancers and singers, the show is choreographed by Jason Sisam. Friday night is at 20:00 and Saturday at 14:30 and 18:30. Tickets cost R75 (Theatre Club members R65). Sunday is at 15:00. Tickets for the Sunday matinée are R65 (Theatre Club members and pensioners R50). Bookings are through Computicket, on 083 915 8000 or by phoning (021) 782-8976.

GLAMOUR: Felicity Kiran features in “Razzle Dazzle” at the Masque Theatre from Friday 3 June. Photo: Supplied Tickets are also available through Computicket at Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper and House and Home.

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Tuesday 31 May 2011 Tuesday 31 May 2011

Stormers face flyhalf crisis TASMIN CUPIDO


HEN the DHL Stormers take on the new kids in the Super Rugby competition, the Melbourne Rebels, on Friday, they will be looking to make it three wins out of four matches on tour. But with injuries in vital positions plaguing the Cape side, the decision of who to field against the side that has impressed critics throughout the season, will determine just how the Stormers end their four-week Australasian tour. After losing the services of their point-scoring machine and flyhalf, Peter Grant, just last week, the Stormers have been dealt another blow with the loss of scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenhage, who sustained an injury to his ankle during the side’s 16-3 victory over the Brumbies in the Australian capital of Canberra the past weekend. Duvenhage, who flew back home on Sunday, will be replaced by seasoned scrumhalf Ricky Januarie, while head coach Allister Coetzee will have a tough time selecting a suitable replacement for Grant. He opted for 20-year-old Kurt Coleman for the Brumbies clash, and says he was satisfied with his performance. “I am very pleased with Kurt’s


performance – he’s still very young, and this is still very much part of his apprenticeship,” Coetzee said after the match. “He needs to gain a lot more experience, but it really is great that he is doing so in a winning side.” Despite being impressed with Coleman, Coetzee has also asked former Lions utility back and now Griquas flyhalf, Earl Rose, to join the squad in Melbourne. He has also called on the services of Vodacom Cup flyhalf and scrumhalf, Louis Schreuder. During the match against the Brumbies it was evident that the men from the Cape tried their best to keep Coleman protected, keeping the ball away from him whenever they could. Rose, despite having more experience than Coleman, has been inconsistent over the past couple of seasons – with his career being marred by off-the-field incidents. But his natural talent and ability to read the match may be the trigger needed in the Stormers backline. However, the question of whether Rose is really the only option available to the men in navy-blueand-white needs to be asked. The injury list sees Grant, Gray van Aswegen, Lionel Cronjé and Sam Lane benched at the moment. But in the beginning stages of the season, who would be wearing

the coveted number-10 jersey was a toss up between Van Aswegen, Cronjé and Elgar Watts – a Boland player who impressed all during the warm-up matches. Watts, who was part of the training squad since December last year, is fit and has been playing impressive rugby in a struggling Boland outfit. He has proven that he has the ability to dictate the backline while playing for the Pumas in last year’s Currie Cup, and has also notably worked on his placement and from-hand kicking. Then there’s the impressive flyhalf, Dimitri Catrakilis, from current Varsity Cup champions FNB UCT, who has also been overlooked. Talks that Catrakilis may be leaving the Cape to ply his trade with the EP Kings has surfaced. In the end, Coetzee will probably be using the match against the Rebels to test combinations and cement the strongest players to possibly take over from his firstchoice players.

SANDWICHED: DHL Stormers hooker, Deon Fourie, is tackled by two Brumbies players during the Super Rugby clash between the two sides in Canberra, Aus­ tralia on Saturday. The Stormers were eventual 16­3 victors. Photo: Getty Images




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HAND OFF: UCT’s Morne van Wyk gets away from Zolani Mofu of Villager RFC, during UCT’s 55­20 win in a Western Province Super League A rugby match at Groote Schuur on Saturday. Photos: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

SWIFT PASS: Daniel Anderson of Rondebosch Boys’ High offloads during his school’s clash with Paarl Boys’ High at Rondebosch on Saturday. Paarl won 48­11.


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DESPERATE DASH: Roaul Larson of Villager attempts to break through the UCT defence, during the Ikeys’ 55­20 win in a WP Super League A rugby mqtch on Saturday.

RARE RAID: Giovanni Hoffmeyer of Rondebosch Boys’ High eludes Dean Hensley of Paarl Boys’ High, during the visitors’ 48­11 win in a Western Province under­19A match at Rondebosch on Saturday.

TURF FIGHT: UCT’s Vaughan Erasmus battles a grounded Mbulelo Nkomo of Langa during UCT’s 6­3 win in a WP Grand Challenge match at Rondebosch on Saturday.

QUICK BREAK: Langa Hockey Club’s Patrick Menjak­ iso eludes Mike Heyink of UCT dur­ ing UCT’s 6­3 win in a West­ ern Prov­ ince Grand Chal­ lenge match at the Bish­ ops as­ troturf in Ronde­ bosch on Satur­ day.




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The Midas touch pre-season training – received a record total of R600 000 in prize money at the glittering JAX CAPE TOWN FC ace, Thulani awards ceremony. Serero, made sure his name will be Serero’s achievement of winning the PSL embossed in gold in the annals of South Af- Player of the Year earned him R250 000 in the rican soccer history when he won four ma- face of challenges from two other nomijor awards at the 2010/11 Premiership nees – Ajax defender Clayton Daniels and OrAwards ceremony held in Johannesburg lando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali. on Sunday evening. Serero – a nominee for five Premiership awards – was denied a clean sweep when he Serero (21) was awarded the Premier Soccer lost out to Tlou Segolela of triple champions League (PSL) Footballer of the Year, as well Pirates, who won the Absa-lutely Awesome as the Absa Premiership Player of the Season, Goal Award. Players’ Player of the Season and Absa RedSerero hit the target 11 times this past seaHot Young Player of the Season awards. son. He joined Ajax in 2008 and won the PSL The Soweto-born Serero – who joins defend- Young Footballer award for the 2009/2010 seaing Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam son. FC (which has signed him up) on 27 June for Jali (21), received the Nedbank Cup Young Player of the Tournament award (R100 000) on Sunday evening. Kaizer Chiefs’ Knowledge Musono won the Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament (R250 000) and Bloemfontein Celtic’s Patrick Tignyemb walked off with the Premiership Goalkeeper award (R50 000). Dutch coach, Ruud Krol, who guided Pirates to the Premiership, Nedbank Cup and Top Eight championship titles, received the Coach of the Year award (R75 000). Serero’s domination of the Premiership awards crowned a golden season in his professional career. Serero also won the Player of the Year award at Ajax’s presentation dinner at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening. Another popular Ajax award winner was Kensington-born Granwald Scott. The 23-year-old Scott started out with Kensington AFC juniors and debuted for Ajax at age 17 in the PSL in 2004. Scott was preferred as a wide midfielder until Dutch coach, Foppe de Haan – during his two-year spell – switched him to a defensive central midfield position. Scott flourished in his new role until he sustained a knee injury that sidelined him for Ajax’s final two crucial league clashes. His absence hit Ajax hard, as they succumbed 4-0 to Chiefs and drew 2-2 with Maritzburg United – with the results affording Pirates the chance to snatch the title from Ajax with a better goal difference record. The other Ajax individual award winners for 2010/11 were GLITZ AND GLORY: Thulani Serero won four major Thembinkozi Fanteni (Golden Boot) and PSL awards. Photo: Gallo Images Khama Billiat (Rookie of the Year). BRIAN GAFFNEY


All set for Glenville footballers reunion ALL former Glenville professional and amateur footballers are invited to a reunion on Friday 10 June at the Stephanian clubhouse, off De Wet Road in Ottery. The festivities will be kicking off at 19:00. The reunion is also open to all exCape Town Spurs pro footballers and fans of the 1970s and 80s. Please call Vincent Naude on 082 663 7240 or on (021) 931-7224 (office hours).



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SOS for ball volunteers THE Western Province Softball Federation needs to double its confirmed list of volunteers to 200 to ensure the smooth running of the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women World Championship for under-19s in Cape Town. Province will host the 16-nation ISF championship – in partnership with Softball South Africa (SSA) – at the Turfhall Stadium in Crawford from 7 to 17 December. The participants are the defending champions USA, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia and hosts South Africa. Noore Nacerodien, the head of the Local Organising Committee, says there is an urgent need for Spanish, Portugese, Mandarin, German, Italian, Russian and Japanese-speaking persons to serve as liaison

offers for the touring teams. Additional airport ambassadors, telecommunication and IT specialists, as well as marketing and hospitality staff are also required. Nacerodien says there are signs that large groups of ball fans from across the world will make their way to Cape Town for the championship. He says that about 80 New Zealand fans have already sought hotel accommodation. The USA has also already confirmed the arrival of their team and fans on 1 December. A volunteer information session will be held at Athlone Stadium (East Stand) on Wednesday 1 June, starting at 18:30. Interested persons may call Danielle Davids on 073 201 8235 or or Nacerodien on 076 566 7774.

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Peoples Post Constantia-Wynberg Edition 31-05-2011

Peoples Post Constantia-Wynberg Edition 31-05-2011  

Peoples Post Constantia-Wynberg Edition 31-05-2011