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Tuesday 11 December 2012

Aim to up CPF tenure? JUANITA WILLIAMS

PLANS are afoot to increase the tenure of executives on community police forums by three years. That is, if the plan is agreed to by all parties. A final decision is expected to be made in the new year. Cecil Watts, chairperson of Diep River Community Police Forum (CPF), says the Departmen of Community Safety has developed an Expanded Partnership Programme (EPP). “This entails completing and paying for an online questionnaire every month; weekly visits to the (police) stations; question time with the Station Commanders and various other reports,” says Watts. “Nobody on the executive committee (exco) has time to carry out these tasks and secondly it just highlights the problems. Yet nothing is done to rectify the problems. (We need to) address the real problems and are not achieving the objectives of the CPF.’’ Watts is troubled at the lack of resources at Diep River: “There’s a lot of crime in the area at the moment and not enough police officers or vehicles to cope. This is not unique to Diep River, it’s a national problem.” Watts was speaking at the Diep River CPF meeting at Alphen Hall, Constantia. He is concerned there are only two sectors for Diep River and Kirstenhof: “Sector policing requires that the precinct be divided into manageable areas. Ideally there should be four sectors.” Watts says he has told the provincial parliament and provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer that the police allocate sectors according to the availability of resources and not according to a proper operational appreciation and plan. “Even though Lieutenant-General Lamoer recommended that he wanted staff to take the station’s requirements into consideration and not look at what computer’s indicate, not enough is being done. “Are we receiving the safety and security as provided by the constitution? Is the CPF able to achieve its objectives if the areas of concern

that we have identified, are not addressed?” says Watts. At the meeting he said the term of office of an executive committee member has been increased from two to five years. Watts adds this decision was “pushed through”. “Exco will decide on the situation in the New Year, but members can resign at any time.” Geoff Fox, chairperson of the Kirstenhof CPF, was less alarmed: “My own view is that there is nothing wrong with five years. It takes a good while to get into the position where you can make a meaningful contribution and have a significant understanding of what is going on in the police and the community. “The Extended Partnership Programme (EPP) reporting process has recently been amended based on input from CPFs, including the Kirstenhof team, so improvements are being made along the way.” Wynberg’s Sector 3 chairperson, Jimmy Young, has been involved with the Wynberg CPF for 12 years. He thinks the five-year tenure is realistic. “It is pointless just doing two years. It takes donkey’s years to get to know the community issues.” He is also happy with the new EPP regulations. “Filling out forms is the way to work.” Jim McKenna, Hout Bay CPF chairperson, however differs. “Five years for exco members of CPF is not really the point. All exco members are volunteers, and can resign at any time. The bone of contention is the way in which this was implemented. The CPF in the Western Cape operate in terms of a constitution which dictates the manner in which a CPF functions,” says McKenna. “Nowhere does it state that a letter from a senior police officer instructing the period be changed, can overrule the constitution. A legal opinion obtained indicates that this is unconstitutional and therefore invalid.” He agrees the shortage of police resources is a national problem as the bulk of resources is needed in high crime areas. “The population in Hout Bay over the last 10 years has escalated and police resources are overstretched.”

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SPLASH: Funky wall paintings advertising the new Help a Rural Child Charity Bookshop on Main Road, Kirstenhof, were created by Kirstenhof Primary, among them , from left, Anna Fastovsky, Michaela Graney and Kayla Bryce. Artist Janet Ransome and art teacher Clare Larkin, assisted by pupils, paint­ ed a Wall of Hope to attract customers. The Charity Shop is one of the finan­ cial backbones of The Goedgedacht Trust in Riebeek Kasteel to help rural children break the cycle of poverty. The charity welcomes donations of books, clothes and bric­a­brac for their shops in Mowbray and Sea Point. Photo: Supplied


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GENERAL

IF YOU’RE going to welcome in the new year with fireworks, be warned.

Take care with fireworks

The City of Cape Town appeals to all residents and visitors to be cautious and sensible when discharging fireworks or watching organised fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve (Monday 31 December). Eight sites have been made available across the city, where the public may discharge fireworks between 21:00 and midnight on New Year’s Eve, under the watchful eye of public safety authorities. It is illegal to discharge fireworks anywhere other than at the designated sites and the City’s law enforcement teams will adopt a zero tolerance approach to those discharging fireworks illegally. Fireworks can be launched at designated sites, among others, at Swartklip Sports Complex, corner of Spine and Swartklip roads, Mitchell’s Plain; Maidens Cove parking area, Victoria Road, Camps Bay; Athlone Stadium parking area (Eastern side), Klipfontein Road, Athlone; and at the Strandfontein Pavilion,

Strandfontein. The City’s Fire Safety Inspectors and law enforcement teams, together with the police Explosives Unit, will conduct inspections at fireworks display sites to ensure all safety requirements are met. All residential areas will be patrolled to ensure compliance with the law. All approved, organised fireworks display sites in Cape Town are presented by licensed fireworks contractors who operate under the Explosives Act, Number 26 of 1956; the Explosives Regulations; and the City’s Community Fire Safety Bylaw. Anyone wishing to attend these fireworks displays must follow safety instructions given by fireworks operators (pyrotechnists), event organisers, and security staff, and keep behind the safety barriers. Residents are reminded to buy only fireworks from authorised dealers and shops

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New Year’s Eve, please ensure that your pets are safely secured on your property, in familiar surroundings and out of harm’s way.” The public can report information related to the illegal sale or use of fireworks to the Metro Police Call Centre on 0860 POLICE (765423) or to the police on 10111. To obtain more information about the location of the designated sites, contact the City’s Disaster Operations Centre on 080 911 HELP (4357). The following tips could help keep you safe: . Children must be supervised at all times when around fireworks. . Do not discharge fireworks indoors. . Only discharge fireworks at designated sites. . Make sure you discharge the fireworks out of range of spectators and any other structures or vehicles. . Do not try to re-ignite a dud firework as it could explode near your hands or face. . Only light one firework at a time.

displaying the relevant permits from the police. Informal traders may try to sell fireworks without a permit, but this is not allowed in terms of the City’s Informal Trading Bylaw. Fireworks are only permitted to be sold in sealed packages, as received from the suppliers. Children under the age 16 are not allowed by law to buy or discharge fireworks without adult supervision. Anyone discharging store-bought fireworks at these sites do so at their own risk. The City will not be held liable for any claims for injury or damage that may result from the use of fireworks, says the City in a statement. The City also encourages residents to keep their pets safe. “Animals are easily frightened by fireworks and can become distressed or try to escape from the property. If you are leaving your home to celebrate

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To slow down the Constantia traffic, Councillor Liz Brunette has requested a raised intersection for Southern Cross Drive and Parish Road intersection. This is just one of the traffic hotspots identified in Ward 62. At R25 000 each, speed bumps are too expensive – and funds have dried up. Council has appointed a Road Safety Task Team to develop an effective strategy for reckless driving: “Most accidents are caused by lack of seat belts, people talking on cellphones and speeding,” Brunette said in her reportback to the Constantia Property Owners’ Association (CPOA). Upgrading and maintaining roads in Constantia will cost R3.5m and there are plans to replace waterpipes next September. Brunette also hopes public transport from Hout Bay to Constantia Nek will be a reality by 2018. She is determined to sort out congestion at Wynberg interchange and the traffic back-up into Rosmead Avenue, from Tenant to Gabriel roads. Plumstead also has problems. Locals have asked for traffic calming in Dessie and Lower Timour Hall roads. This will cost the City R500 000. Brunette has received repeated requests from residents of Carnarvon and Wicklow roads, Students Way and Vernon Road for traffic calming. “These roads are close to Pick n Pay and a park which is used by children and pupils from Norman Henshilwood.” Costs for this upgrade will exceed R100 000. Brunette urges residents to photograph repeat taxi offenders, ensure the

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registration plates are visible and email them to liz.brunette@capetown.gov.za. . The dark streets of Constantia attract crime, say the police. At night criminals can simply disappear into greenbelts without a trace, which is why locals want street lighting installed. Brunette has requested a preliminary study and costing from the City’s Electricity Department for street lights on Spaanschemat Road, Constantia Main Roat and Southern Cross Drive. “We will hold a public meeting in June 2013 to present information provided by the department and gauge the feeling of the community,” she says. . Green spaces are expensive to maintain. Brunette has 687ha of parks and open spaces in ward 62 including greenbelts and four parks. “Wynberg Park and Maynardville constitute 30ha of land.” The City also pays for the maintenance of the parks and public open spaces from the ward allocation (R125 000). Costs include signage, paths and bush clearance on Rhodes Drive and Constantia Main Road. . Film crews have invaded the City as the season hots up. “Film shoots are enormously profitable for the City,” says Brunette, “but they can cause problems for the residents. Trucks and crews suddenly arrive without warning and set up base camp in our neighbourhoods.” She has 12 applications, and adds film shoots inject hundreds a day into the economy. “The money is spent on guest houses, hotels and car hire and has a huge impact on the economy. We want to attract them, but they need monitoring.” It creates jobs and MEC Alan Winde has announced promoting Cape Town as a film destination is part of Wesgro’s mandate.

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POLICE TRIUMPH: Muizenberg police arrested four suspects aged between 28 and 37 for house break­in and theft on Wednesday 5 December. At 10:45 officers of the Muizen­ berg Crime Prevention Unit fol­ lowed up on information provid­ ed by Diep River police. One of their neighbourhood watch members was in pursuit of a sil­ ver VW Jetta. The Jetta was seen entering a block of flats in Lakeside and the suspects were reportedly trying to con­ ceal the registration plate of the vehicle. Constables Shaun Mostert and Cheslyn Louw swiftly arrived at the Parkview flats and approached the vehicle on foot. One of the suspects was trying to hide the registration plate by applying wet toilet paper. The suspect then tried to evade arrest, but was apprehended by Mostert. Louw, with the assist­ ance of a security guard, trapped the other three suspects in the residence. In this picture a crime scene expert dusts the vehicle for fingerprints. Photo: Supplied

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Tuesday 11 December 2012

New hope blooms at Chrysalis JUANITA WILLIAMS

“I WAS an angry boy before I came to Chrysalis Academy,” says Waney Muller. The 17-year-old is one of 166 graduates who completed the 12 Bravo course. After three months of intense training to become leaders, the young men received their awards. At the ceremony, MEC for Social Development Albert Fritz congratulated them, saying: “There are big plans for these graduates; 99% have been placed in internships and positions. This course transforms youths at risk into community leaders.” Of the 166 so-called rough diamonds who started the course three months ago, 11 hailed from Kwazulu-Natal (KZN). They will return to their communities as trained youth instructors. The good news is that the provincial government of KZN has decided to set up a Youth Academy based on the Chrysalis model, says Lucille Meyer, Chrysalis chief executive officer. Some of the graduates will be employed by the Department of Community Service to patrol and keep the beaches safe, 12 others will stay at Chrysalis to gain practical work experience, nine have been accepted for internships at Places of Safety and about 60 have been accepted by the Northlink FET College to study for the three-year diploma in a Safety and Society Course in January 2013. Fritz praised former graduates who are working in Bonnytoun and with trial-awaiting prisoners. Chrysalis students hail from Delft, Philippi, Nyanga, Gugulethu, Mitchell’s Plain, Macassar and outlying areas. During the threemonth course, these youths-at-risk went through an intense four weeks of courses in welding, electrical circuitry, sports coaching, firefighting, basic cookery and security and office administration.

CHRYSALIS STARS: Waney Muller, Mboneli Mnqasela, Siphumzo Mnqutyana and Bradley Wil­ liams. Photo: Juanita Williams. This Academy is turning out first class young men – like Siphumzo Mnqutyana (21) from Philippi who was desperate to change his life. He received an award for being the most improved person in office skills training. “I loved the survival course – climbing to the top of Table Mountain in the rain, learning to rely on myself.” When he goes back into the community, he wants to “teach youth to respect and love each other and I will join organisations so I can share my knowledge with the community”. Mnqutyana has a passion for computers and office administration. Waney Muller (17) from Mitchell’s Plain says he is a changed man. “I was troubled, un-

disciplined and hanging out with the wrong friends before I came to Chrysalis.’’ A pupil at Mitchell’s Plain Trade and Technical School, he was skipping classes when a teacher suggested he apply for a course. “I had no confidence and didn’t care about my life; I was an angry boy.” He learned how to free the anger with trauma release therapy and in support groups. He also learned a lot in the substance abuse sessions and says he appreciates learning disclipline from “these wonderful people who look after you, provide clothes, shelter and food. We are all from different backgrounds – this course has taught me to have mercy for youth, not to go back to fighting and to move

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in the right direction. The instructors do a great job, they teach you to look inside yourself”. Muller was awarded for being the most improved at addressing the class during his training in fire fighting. “I was most surprised when they called out my name for an award. We trained in fire fighting at the Department of Disaster Risk Management and Fire Brigade Services.” He is keen to train to become a sheet metal welder. Bradley Williams (21), of Strand, was referred to Chrysalis by a rehabilitation centre. “I wasn’t fit, so getting up at 4.30 for a run was very tiring. Now I am so fit the instructors have to chase me. I have learned how to lead, solve problems and manage conflict. I have learned to forgive myself and think about the future.” Williams will train as a junior instructor at Chrysalis – and intends to take his new skills back to the community via his church. Mboneli Mnqasela (24) is from a high crime area in Khayelitsha. His life fell apart when the family home burned to the ground and they lost everything. “I dreamed of passing Grade 12 and becoming a social worker, but I lost heart after the fire and was very unhappy.” Karate training gave him hope. He prayed and visualised a better life and applied at Chrysalis. “I got lost walking to the Academy in Tokai, then I saw the baboons and the beauty and knew it was the right place for me.” He wants to continue training as a fire fighter. “ I learned to respect nature during the survival course; it is very peaceful in Tokai and I am grateful to have had the chance to unleash my potential through the training,” he says. “I call myself a leader now and will teach the younger ones at church.”

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Thieves lose out

LESS than two hours passed between the time a vehicle was stolen and again recovered.

but by the time police arrived the car was gone. They searched the adjacent park, but could find no sign of the intruders or benches. . Scooter thieves are on the prowl in Bergvliet and Constantia, report BKM. A red quad bike was stolen from Poplar Avenue, Bergvliet, about 04:00 on Saturday 8 December. Thieves cut the lock on a pedestrian gate and stole the bike which was parked in the driveway. The bike was wider than the gate and the thieves had to squeeze through. As a result there are black

It took 20 minutes to steal a white double cab Diesel Isuzu bakkie and an hour for the police to find it. The driver returned home at 01:00 to find his bakkie had disappeared from outside a house in Innesfree Road, Constantia. BKM checked all the camera footage, and from this and a process of elimination, it was discovered that the vehicle left Innesfree and turned into Doordrift, in the direction of Gabriel Road. The vehicle was recovered by Diep River police an hour later in Nyanga. No arrests were made. . Three garden benches were stolen from Pinewood Park in Pekalmy on Tuesday 4 December about 09.00. The wooden and wrought iron benches were very heavy and set in cement. A resident was sitting on his balcony when he saw a man getting out of BMW, opening the gate to the complex and removing a bench on Monday 3 December. The resident immediately phoned the police and BKM to report the matter,

marks on the wall. It is assumed that a vehicle was used to take the quad bike away as it did not start. That same morning, three scooters were stolen from Eugene Marais Avenue in Constantia. The residents say the dogs barked about 5:30. They checked the premises, but could see nothing amiss. In the morning, they discovered that access to the property had been gained via the pedestrian gate. The suspects lifted a glass panel out and entered the garage from where the scooters were stored.

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A BAKERY and vegetable garden flourish in the backyard of Yabonga, an NGO on Main Road in Wynberg. The bakery, which produces 1000 loaves a week, was funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) in 2011. Yabonga director Ulpha Robertson says: “When the Austrians toured the Yabonga centres they asked the children what they would like to eat, and the children requested hamburgers. We couldn’t afford to serve bread at the time and this gave them the idea to support a bakery.” A second bakery is being built at the Thandabantu Community Centre in Khayelitsha. The bakery and food gardens at support centres form part of the skills development projects for people living with HIV/ Aids. Robertson, who has a background in education, joined forces with German Ursel Barnes in 1998 originally to help solve the lack of education in the townships. “We wanted to introduce an education programme into the backyard crèches, so we offered training to women who were caring for children. We converted and equipped 12m containers as play centres,” says Robertson. “Then we met our first HIV-positive baby at one of the crèches. That changed everything.” In 2000, Barnes and Robertson built a home for Aids orphans in Khayelitsha. They soon realised they were receiving more abandoned babies than orphans. “Young mothers who tested HIV-positive didn’t want people to know they had the disease and believed they were going to die. This often led to the abandonment of their babies.” To prevent babies being abandoned, they educated and encouraged the mothers to keep

their babies until they were too ill to cope.” A training programme – which includes HIV education, personal development and income-generating skills – was developed. Yabonga now has over 100 women working as peer educators, child and youth counsellors or as team leaders in their own communities. “Some of the women have risen to management level and are studying for degrees in social work,” says Robertson. Today this programme supports almost 550 orphans and children affected by extreme poverty in their homes and Yabonga has 12 HIV support centres located next to community clinics in the townships. Community mothers are the foundation of Yabonga’s support system and 22 mothers care for schoolchildren five to 13 years. These compassionate women are trained and equipped to cater for up to 30 children in their homes after school. Child counsellors provide psycho-social support and gap year students from the youth programme help the children with their homework. Afterschool support for orphans and vulnerable children and high school youth affected by HIV are provided. “Although funding is always a problem,” says Robertson, “most of the staff at Yabonga are so dedicated to making a difference in the lives of HIV-affected people and children, that they work for the most meagre salaries.” Her dream is to create a herb garden on the vacant land adjoining Yabonga’s premises in Wynberg. She is looking for someone with gardening experience to oversee the project. Volunteers are important to Yabonga. “We are always looking for crafts people who can teach the mothers to produce and market goods.” Anyone wanting to help, can contact Yabonga at (021) 761 2940 or email ulpha@yabonga.com.

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Festive fun at Maynard Mall ADVERTORIAL: Maynard MALL this festive season will host a range of cheerful activities ranging from live entertainment to fun inter­ acting shows guaranteed to keep the whole family capti­ vated.

be on hand to take pictures with Father Christ­ mas. Be sure not to miss the Little Walking Angels as they roam the centre at 14:00 delighting all with festive carols. On Thursday 20 at 11:00, catch Puddles the Clown as he roams through Maynard Mall, en­ tertaining customers with fun and laughter. At noon Father Christmas will hand out treats and be available for pictures. Join the Walking Angels at 14:00 when they take the lead in celebrating the festive sea­ son. This festive programme is aimed at all ages. For more information on the Festive Holiday Programme, call (021) 762 9428.

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’Tis the season to be watchful MOTORISTS should be on the alert after the areas most prone to theft out of motor vehicles in Wynberg have been named.

The festive activities will run until 20 December with events taking place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Be delighted on Tuesday 11 December at 11:00 with a Musical Trio that will be sure to keep your feet tapping. At 14:00 enjoy a Magical Christ­ mas Show packed with mim­ ing, magic and loads more. Maynard Mall will present a Funny Festive Show hosted by father and son on Wednesday 12 December. This show is suitable for all ag­ es and a guaranteed laugh. At 14:00 join us for a Christmas Variety Show, packed will young local talent. On Thursday 13 at 11:00 be entertained by the Musical Trio to get you ready for the holi­ days ahead. At 14:00 enjoy a high­energy show with Pud­ dles the Clown. There will be a Magical Christ­ mas Walk­About on Tuesday 18 and Wednes­ day 19 at 11:00, filled with busking entertain­ ment aimed at all ages. At noon Father Christmas will sit on his throne handing out treats. A photographer will

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BUSKING PUDDLES THE CLOWN: Join in on all the comedy with the hilarious clown busker! FATHER CHRISTMAS ON THE THRONE: Pull out your camera and come stand in line to meet and greet Santa! LITTLE WALKING ANGELS: The Little Walking Angels will roam through Maynard Mall harmonising beautiful Christmas carols. Don’t miss out!

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Tim Jackson, chairperson of the Wynberg Community Police Sector Forum, says these are Church Street, Main Road, Prospect Hill Road, Bay View Road, parts of Chelsea Village, Sea View and Silverlea roads. He warns householders that house break-ins have also increased and he urges residents to review their security at home. “Wynberg CBD has developed tremendously over the past year and the periodic inflow and outflow of people has increased astronomically. “Although these developments have

a positive impact on Wynberg, there are certain individuals who take advantage of these situations,” warns Jackson. He cautions people to take extra care during the holidays, especially when going shopping. “Keep your purses and cellphones out of sight. Do not create an easy opportunity for criminals to snatch these items. Try to park your vehicles where there are car guards. When using ATMs be on your guard and don’t accept any help from strangers, however polite they may seem. Take care not to travel with huge sums of cash. Residents going on holiday can arrange for regular patrols at their vacant premises.” He also urges people to volunteer to start up neighbourhood watches or street committees.


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New resort for Hout Bay A GUEST house consisting of 30 four-bed units with conference and function facilities for 200, plus a restaurant, is planned near Constantia Nek. The vacant 5.8ha site is covered in alien vegetation, and located in the tourism belt. The site – west of Constanta Nek roundabout between Silvermist Mountain Lodge and Linden Farm – is surrounded by guest houses, agriculture and conservation areas.

will be from Hout Bay Main Road and there is a possibility that the undeveloped portion of Erf 1783 will become part of an environmental stewardship programme. The basic assessment process by Chand, special environmental and sustainability consultants, has just begun. Anyone wanting to take part in the public participation process can email info@chand.co.za, contact (021) 762 3050 for fax (021) 762 3240.

Developer Double Flash Investments 79 proposes to develop two sites: Erf 8384 (0.75ha) is zoned rural and the larger site Erf 1783 (5.05ha) is zoned amenities. The entire site is heavily infested with invasive species and falls within the Critical Biodiversity Area. A rezoning application as well as consent use and subdivision applications have to be submitted to council. Access to the proposed resort

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Free concerts in parks A DIVERSE range of entertainment awaits concert-goers to De Waal and Maynardville parks on Sunday 16 December. Both Reconciliation Day events are free and will be hosted by mayor Patricia de Lille and Grant Pascoe, the City’s Mayco Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing. Pascoe says both concerts promise to be “diverse, exciting and entertaining”. It will feature big names in the entertainment industry. Jimmy Dludlu and Saudiq Khan will perform at the De Waal Park concert, while the Black Ties featuring Chad Saaiman and Cape Town divas Karin Kortje

and Claire Phillips will perform at the Maynardville event. Pascoe says: “These concerts aim to encourage communities to reclaim open spaces in a positive way.” It will help bring Capetonians from different backgrounds together for a fun-filled celebration of our city’s diversity, he adds. Residents are invited to take along family and friends and join in the fun at the De Waal Park in Camp Street, Gardens from 16:00 until 18:30 and at Maynardville Park, on the corner of Church and Wolfe streets, Wynberg from 12:00 until 18:00.

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The City of Cape Town is hosting its annual free concert to celebrate Reconciliation Day. We invite everyone to bring a picnic and enjoy the live entertainment on the lawns of the newly revamped Maynardville Park. Artist performing are: • Cape Town Diva’s featuring Karin Kortje, Sasha Lee Davids, Mady Abrahams and Claire Phillips • The Black Ties featuring Chad Saaiman • PJ Twins • Cape Flats Tenors featuring James Bhemgee • Camillo Lombard Jazz Ensemble featuring Robin P and Zeldene Date: Sunday 16 December 2012 Time: 12:00 to 18:00 Venue: Maynardville Park, cnr Church and Wolfe Streets, Wynberg Entrance is free. There are no braai facilities at the park and strictly no alcohol will be allowed. Sunscreen, sunhats and umbrellas are recommended.

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WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER Wynberg: The Wynberg Sector 2 Community Police Sub Forum and Wynberg East Neighbourhood Watch will host a Carols in the Park at Batts Road Park at 19:30. Contact Mrs A Joseph on 0 072 502 8350 or Warrant Officer Silvino Davids on 0 079 894 1470. Southfield: Memorable Order of Tin Hats (Moths) will be hold its annual Carols by Candlelight at the Red Barn Shellhole, Tramore Road at 19:00. The Salvation Army Band will be in attendance and entry is free. Kirstenhof: The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) will hold a free course for children between 13 and 18 years about the basics of sustainable living at 31 The Sanctuary. Space is limited and booking is essential. For more information contact Sandy on (021) 701 1397 or email admin@wessa.co.za to book and for more information.

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SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER Plumstead: Associated Seniors will host a trip to Kleinplasie Museum and Golden Valley Casino in Worcester, with the pick-up points in Kendall Road, Diep River and Gabriel Road. Tickets cost R110. Call Ursula on 0 (021) 761 8774 or 0 078 382 4668. Kirstenbosch: Cape Bonsai Kai will hold a show at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens until Monday 17 December from 09:00 to 17:00. Entry is free. On Sunday 16 December at 11:30 the Tamashii Daiko Group will give a performance of Taiko, the art of Japanese drumming. Call Tony Bent on 083 230 5348 or email tony@nanoson.com or Dorothy Franz on (021) 797 8972 or at dnfranz@gmail.com. Meadowridge: The Lions Club of Bergvliet will hold a book sale at the Park ‘n Shop from 08:00 to 12:15. Donations of books are welcome and can be dropped off at the sale or collected. Call Sandy on (021) 762 1048. Constantia: The South African Riding for the Disabled Association (Sarda) will hold a car boot sale on from 08:00 to noon. Entry per car boot cost R40. No sale of clothing is allowed. Call Bridget on 082 777 0767 for more information.

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Festival draws the crowds

THE 2012 Voice of the Cape Festival, themed For You and Me, was held at the Cape Town Market in Epping from Thursday 6 until Sunday 9 December. As one of the largest cultural events in the Mother City came to a close on Sunday, many VOC festival-goers and stall holders said this year was definitely an improvement on the years before.

SWEET TREATS: The women of the VOC Women’s Network had plenty to offer in the Tea Garden. Photos: Supplied

LISTENING CAREFULLY: VOC listeners sit glued in front of the main stage watching the live entertainment.

STICKY SITUATION: Anybody fancy a toffee ap­ ple?

QUICK BARGAINS: This family has been regulars at the festival for at least a decade.

SOCCER BATTLE: Following a fiercely contest­ ed five­a­side mini soccer match, the clergy trounced the VOC team 6­3. Here Sheikh Riaad Fataar commiserates with Gasant Fridie after the light­hearted match.

MUNCHING AWAY: Maryam, Aisha and Yusuf Karaan enjoy fresh fruit and desert made by a local madrassah.

INTERNA­ TIONAL FLA­ VOUR: This Pal­ estinian stall hold­ er, Ali, brings tra­ ditional falafels from his homeland to offer festival­ goers.

All the fun is at Turfhall ALL is set for Turfhall Fair from Thursday 13 to Monday 17 December. People’s Post is the print media sponsor for the event, which takes place at the Turfhall Sports Complex, Kinders Road, Belthorn Estate. Gates times are: Thursday 18:00 to 22:00 with free entry on this day only; Friday 18:00 to 24:00; Saturday 10:00 to 24:00; Sunday 10:00 to 24:00; and Monday 10:00 to 18:00. The Turfhall Fair has been initiated to assist sportspeople. Today, 20 years after unification of sport in South Africa, members are still expected to cover their own costs to represent their province or country. Other beneficiaries of the event include the District 4 Sports Council, the Lansdowne Police Outreach Programme and Belthorn Primary School. There will be fun rides – from dodgem to Big Wheel, Tornado and Tilt-a-Whirl – food and non-food stalls. Entry is free for up to three-year-olds; three- to 12-year-olds and pensioners pay R10; all others pay R25. Pensioners have to produce their cards. There will be a Little Miss Sunshine, Mr Turfhall and Miss People’s Post pageants. On Saturday there will be a teen party from 15:00 to 22:00. R30 gets you in. The Freakin’ Weekend Party on Sunday – from 18:00 to 24:00 – also costs R30. Set loose those vocal cords as there will also be a karaoke competition. Call Yasien on 083 237 5527 to secure your entry. Call Noore Nacerodien on (021) 400 3373 (office hours) or 076 566 7774.


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ABANDONED pups desperately need foster moms and dads. This is according to Jolene Harris of Lamberts and Elands Animal Protection Services (Leaps). “We rescue abandoned, stray or neglected animals and place them in foster homes until a forever home is found. So when we rescue a scared, hungry dog from the highway we can place it in a loving home.” There are no strings attached – foster parents receive food and vet support and if they can’t cope, the puppy is moved to another home. “Pets don’t ask for much – a warm place to sleep, two bowls of food a day and

a daily walk which also keeps you fit,” says Harris. “There is no greater feeling than to come home to a wagging tail and loving lick at the end of the day. We rescue thousands of abandoned animals. The foster parents are our guardian angels – without them these loving animals are destined for horrible deaths. It is that simple.” Leaps deliver the pups and dogs to the homes of foster parents and support them in every way possible until the forever home is found. Fostering is ideal for the elderly who don’t want the responsibility of a permanent pet, and for young families who want the joy of pets without a long-term commitment. Call Leaps at 082 447 8866 or email info@leaps.co.za for more details.

CELEBRATING CULTURE: Students of the free Xhosa lessons at Tokai Library celebrated their end­of­year party with teacher Grant Solomon (far right) last Tuesday. Classes will resume on Tuesday 29 January from 18:00 until 19:00. It will be held at the Bergvliet Library every Tuesday. For more information call Solomon on 072 962 0734 Photo: Supplied

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ENJOY free guided walks as part of the centenary celebrations of the Kirstenbosch Gardens and the Botanical Society. The monthly Centenary walks, this month and through 2013, will answer many questions on the history of one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Led by the Botanical Society’s Kirstenbosch branch volunteer Garden Guides, who know all the secrets of the garden, the two-hour walks pay homage to all those who turned this alien-ridden farm into a world-class botanical

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Tuesday 11 December 2012 GOING GREEN: Bergvliet High School’s recy­ cling depart­ ment can proudly boast after winning the Collect­a­ Can schools competition in the category of over 500 pu­ pils, winning a R25 000. The school collect­ ed more than 7.5 tons of cans. Lesley Watson, the teacher in charge of recycling at the school, says: “A big ‘thank you’ to all the supporters and loyal helpers at recycling. We are grateful to the community and surrounding restaurants for their consistent support and, of course, to the pupils and families.” At the cheque handover, from left, were Amanda Ludwig, Jenny Grinstead, Zimasa Velaphi (Collect­a­Can), Willy Webb, Lesley Watson and Rodrick Resandt (Col­ lect­a Can). Photo: Supplied

CARING HEARTS: Westcott Primary School Grade 7 pupils donated ba­ by products, col­ lected by the class, for the Westlake United Church Trust. The goods will, in turn, be distributed to the needy. Here pupils, from left, Ntlantla Nqwen­ iso, Gareth Webb, Daniel Tillick and Kirsten Theys show some of the donated goods. Photo: Supplied

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Hoop day at Maynardville

WORLD Hoop Day is hosted by hooping communities across the globe.

The theme is “To change the world one hoop at a time, one child at a time”. This year’s World Hoop Day event will be held at Maynardville Park on Wednesday 12 December, from 13:00 until 22:00. Hooping has given children at risk the option to stay off the streets and away from the temptation of drugs, alcohol and other harmful habits. Hoop for Life is an entity of Arise and Hoop which seeks to bring the benefits of hooping to children as well as adults. Working with the

City of Cape Town and various sponsors, Hoop for Life hopes to donate at least 500 hoops to underprivileged children in the Philippi area through the South African Education and Environment Project (SEAP) (www.saep.org). Each ticket sold will buy a hoop for an underprivileged child and the remaining funds will be donated to SAEP to support their Arts outreach programme. Tickets can be bought through Quiket (www.quicket.co.za) at a cost of R100 for adults and R80 for children under 12. There is no charge for children under six. For more details go to visit www.ariseandhoop.co.za. Alternatively email ariseandhoop@gmail.com.

Looking for bright side of life BY 2030, depression will be second most disabling health condition in world. UCT’s Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health is part of a large international consortium awarded a R60m grant to examine mental health care in six countries over the next five years, says a statement. The consortium is led by Professor Graham Thornicroft of the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, together with the University of Madrid and the World Health Organisation (WHO). “This is an exciting development which builds on our existing international networks of research and policy partnerships in Africa and south Asia,” said UCT co-investigator Associate Professor Crick Lund. The grant will be used to assess health sys-

tem requirements for improving care for mental health illness in low- and middle-income countries. These include the costs, financing mechanisms, governance structures and information systems needed to provide care, particularly for poor and vulnerable communities. Besides SA, the countries in the consortium are Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda. “Mental disorders currently make up about 13% of the global burden of disease. Most people with mental health problems live in lowand middle-income countries; about 75% of people living with a diagnosable mental health problem do not get the care they need.” The Centre for Public Mental Health is conducting research in collaboration with ministries of health and NGOs in Africa and Asia.


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LEADER

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Sho’t left

WHEN last have you been to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens? Or the latest seventh Natural Wonder of the World – Table Mountain? Have you put Boulders Beach on your to-do list? And what about a visit to the Cape Flats Nature Reserve at the University of the Western Cape? When do you plan to factor in a look-see of the wonders of the aquatic underworld that presents itself at the V&A Waterfront? Well, it is about time. Yes, these cost money. Some more than others. But, in reality, do you really want to hear how wonderful Cape Town is from foreigners, or domestic tourists? That would be like a slap in the face of Capetonians. The schools have closed and many workers go on holiday over the Christmas period. Locals hosting family and friends from other parts of the world – and this country – regularly take these tourists to our city’s popular spots. These are captured in photos. And, if you have embraced technology, these images will forever remain on a digital camera or a computer only to be revived when you really look for them. Perhaps you can show your grandchildren those images some day. Maybe you’d even print them out and place them under the glass-top of the coffee table. Visiting foreign places makes for good conversation. Sometimes. Why not be a tourist in your own backyard? The topless City Sightseeing bus is a good starting point. If cost is a factor, do at least one of these touristy things this holiday. You can then safely scratch it from your to-do list as you go along. Here’s a hint: if you’re planning to picnic on Chappies, you get a special ticket which means you don’t pay. Only, however, if you return the same way you went in. Otherwise, you have to pay the toll fee. There’s a lot more to Cape Town and we take so much of our natural and man-made surroundings for granted. Go on, be that tourist, and then you will be more informed when the Gauties and the family from Perth come – bags and all.

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Give these birds chance at life Unfortunately the Spotted EaTHE delight of seeing two algle Owl’s (Bubo africanus) behavmost-ready-to-fly owlets in Bel iour of nesting on the ground Ombre Meadow, Constantia was makes it very vulnerable to dog short-lived when I discovered attacks. Once they have estabone of them dead three days latlished a nesting site on the er. ground they won’t move to owl It was clear the young owl had boxes that have been placed nearbeen killed by a dog due to the by by well-meaning citizens – owl puncture wounds it had and the boxes are ideal for young adult saliva that coated its chest feathowls that need to establish a nesters. ing site in a new area. It is imperative all dog owners With the pressure of urbanisaabide by the law and walk their dogs on a leash at any time of day SHORT­LIVED: The Spotted tion and the need for good feeding or night in any public space – Eagle Owl found by Hishin. grounds many owls choose our neighbourhood parks and greenneighbourhoods, parks, fields Photo: Supplied belts to nest in, and we have no and on the mountain. No matter how well-trained a dog may be it will, when let idea that they are even there. A pair mates for off its leash, follow its instinct and attack life and breeding begins in July continuing to ground-nesting birds and other small animals, the first weeks of February. Please avoid anti-social behaviour by walking should it hap upon them. It is also very unpleasant for other walkers, your dog on a leash. dog walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders JENNY HISHIN to be confronted or chased by unleashed dogs. Claremont

Eco-friendly chemicals are used IN RESPONSE to the story “Dumping causes a stink” on the front page of People’s Post, Tuesday 4 December. Just to give readers a bit of a background, Woshbox operates from a factory in Woodstock and all of our units are brought back to our premises and drained and serviced on site. We run a small fleet of VIP toilets and have a very niche market, mostly the film indus-

try, so are always aware of where our toilets are and when they are serviced. We also only use eco-friendly, biodegradable non-formaldehyde chemicals from the USA so what is going into our sewerage system at the factory is non-hazardous. TERRY MACKENZIE Woshbox, Woodstock

THROUGH your good public service we are forever reading of the police warnings to be on the watch for criminals. Fair enough, but that’s all we seem to get from them. From the Minister of Police and commissioners, down to the ranks, we see nothing of a visible presence in public, unless they are driving around in their vehicles and no evidence of initiative in providing direct protection to the public. Instead of just warnings do they ever get into plain clothes and frequent places where people are attacked – subways, forest walks, leaving banks after withdrawing cash? If they did this and if they were given sufficient provocation and had to protect themselves forcibly, all the better to deter criminals who plague the innocent public. As a public force, the only force too many of them exercise at times is unnecessary and excessive force when dealing with the public. RON MIDDLETON


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FAIRYTALE FUN: Cavendish Square will host the Lilliput Children’s Theatre Com­ pany and its production of Pinocchio un­ til Saturday 22 December. The play starts at 11:30 each day. The play will be staged in the store next to Stutta­ fords on the first floor of the shopping centre. The play, adapted and directed by Elton John Duffy, stars Bronwyn Red­ dy (Pinocchio) Liande Valentyn, Karen Visser, Monique Rockman and Duffy (Gepetto). Tickets, at R40, can be bought from Computicket (0861 915 8000) or by calling Duffy on 0 083 364 8284 or Cavendish Square on (021) 657 5600. In addition, the pro­ duction is also an opportunity for you to donate second­hand toys for Christmas gifts to children in various children’s homes and safe houses across the Pe­ ninsula. Here Pinocchio (Reddy) ex­ presses his disbelief at his growing nose to Gepetto (Duffy). Photo: Supplied

GRAND GIG: Pine­ lands Players will host a candlelight supper theatre show, The Grand Opening, at the Pinelands Town Hall from until Friday 14 December. The play tells the the story of Charlie and his best friend Mac, who have taken early retirement and ploughed all of their package into refur­ bishing an old night­ club called The Grand. Tickets, at R120, includes a meal and dessert. Shows start at 19:30. Book on 0 072 923 1035 or grandpinelands@gmail.com. Pictured are the Santa Babes at the Grand, from left Dee Scodeller (Constantia), Tanya March (Mowbray) and Erika Marais (Hout Bay). Photo: Supplied

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Tuesday 11 December 2012

Summer sizzle for charity

TARREN-LEE HABELGAARN

FUN, fashion, food and fillies. There was something for everyone to enjoy at the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (Grade 1) horse race which was held at Kenilworth racecourse on Saturday. The Intercontinental Village event enticed food lovers to enjoy cuisine from around the world, including Italy, Lebanon and India â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of which were represented in the race. Children had a ball of a time splashing in

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the water and jumping on the jumping castles. Others were entertained by live music performances while cheering the race horses. Whether you placed a bet or supported the stalls there was something for everyone to enjoy on race day as they kicked off the sizzling summer season at the racecourse with this fun-filled charity race. Each horse in the race was linked to a country and the country to a charity. The money won by the country of the winning horse all went to the charity connected to that country.

STYLE SAVVY: Colette Dacre dressed to im­ press on race day.

FASHIONISTA: Many, like race attendee Joy Pil­ lay, came ready to show their summer fashion trends while enjoying the days festivities.

ALL TOGETHER: Back row from left are Gary and Hilary Mittens with Mitchel Mittens (front left) and Christopher Belairs (front right) enjoying an outing at the racecourse.

SOCIALISING: Heidi and Tim Rowley had a splendid time enjoying a drink in the sun while watching the races.

FRIENDLY HOSTS: From left Nicole Brown, Kirsty Mostert and Shihaam Heuvel were ea­ ger to assist those in attendance and greeted guests with friendly smiles.

      

 



 

 

BETTING: From left Moegamat de Kock, Gloria Solo­ mons, James Solo­ mons, Leah Steyn and Pamela Swanepoel were excited to see if the horses they bet on would win.

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Mocke family continue to dominate FISH HOEK paddler Jasper Mocke sounded an early warning when he narrowly out-sprinted his older brother Dawid to claim the iconic Peter Creese Memorial Paddle surfski race on Sunday. With a gale force south-easterly wind blowing at over 40km/h, paddlers not only had to overcome their fellow competitors but also ensure they survived the natural elements. Having only recently returned from a prolonged stint overseas, Mocke showed good speed and endurance to power to victory ahead of his regular Cape rivals. “It was a really tough day, with such a strong wind blowing. I’m obviously super stoked with the win,” says Mocke. “I got back in South Africa two and a half weeks ago and then spent a couple of days in Jeffreys Bay, but since I’ve been back in Cape Town I’ve been training hard and have been feeling good because – even though it’s been intense – I’ve also been really relaxed which has meant I’ve been able to focus purely on paddling without any distractions.” The race was the first of three events making up the inaugural Fish Hoek Surfski Festival – the highlight of which is the Surfski World Series on Sunday 16 December. Mocke added the World Series and Cape Point Challenge on Sunday 22 December will be a completely different prospect. “Today’s win is obviously not the be all and end all, with the next two weeks being the main focus. There will definitely be more

guys coming through for the next two races, but I would have rather had a good one today than not have (had it at all).” Conditions meant a patient approach was required by all as a slow early pace on the first leg into the tough headwind was set with no one prepared to work too hard early on. In the women’s race Nikki Mocke, wife of Dawid, powered home to a comfortable win, finishing five minutes ahead of her nearest rival. She, too, will take good momentum into the rest of the festival. Kim van Gysen and Bianca Beavette claimed the remaining two spots on the podium, while Dominic Notten and Kirsten Flanagan claimed the junior boys and girls races, respectively. With the focus for many of the world’s best open ocean paddlers now shifting to next weekend the Mocke brother knows all too well the shift in gear will be required. “The standard down here in the Cape is always really high, but to have the best guys from around the country and the world coming is really exciting,” said Mocke. “Today’s style of racing was very different to the next two weeks. This week’s race was more of a head to head shoot-out, whereas with next week being a longer race, tactics may come into play. The Cape Point Challenge is a very different race and is all about conserving energy.” More information about the Cape Point Challenge can be found at www.capepointchallenge.com.

PADDLE POWER: Jasper Mocke won the Peter Creese Memorial Paddle on Sunday. While his older brother, Dawid, took second place. Photo: John Hishin/Gameplan Media

KCA and Province join forces

LIAM MOSES

PARTNERSHIP: The Konkan Cricket Association signed a memorandum of understand­ ing with the Western Province Cricket Association recently. Pictured here are officials from both organisations and the City of Cape Town. They are, at the back from left, Dr Elias Parker, Nabiel Dean and Majied Mowzer. In front, from left, are Gert Bam, Abdullah Ganrekar and Beresford Williams.

THE Konkan Cricket Association (KCA) are set to officially affiliate to the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA). This after ensuring their annual tournament, the Wembley Super Eight Cricket Festival, is fully compliant to the rules of the WPCA. The agreement between the two bodies was announced at the launch of the 2013 tournament on Tuesday 4 December. It will be played early next year. Elias Parker, deputy president of the KCA, says the document signed by the two associations will allow for a formal application to join the WPCA after the 2013 tournament. “We decided to sign the document because the WPCA offered their help,” says Parker. “We are not people who are involved in cricket daily. WPCA has a large pool of resources which can be utilised to achieve what we are trying to do. “With the help of WP we can present the people with a better and well-organised tournament. For now we want to focus on the tournament and I think after the 2013 tournament we will get it done.” WPCA supplied the umpires for this year’s instalment, and also provided each of the participating eight teams with two players from

TEARING THROUGH: Ismail Ryklief, of the Western Province Academy under­15 touch rugby team evades Mawande Nohononwana, of Eastern Province, during a three­match series between the teams at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth this weekend. Prov­ ince won all three games. Photo: Rashied Isaacs

their development team. The annual tournament was first hosted in 2010 and has been held every year since. The first tournament was organised by a group of friends, who subsequently formalised themselves as the KCA. The organisation was named after a region in India, where the initial organisers have their ancestral home. The tourney aims to help young Indian players identify with their culture. “It’s important for them to know their identity and where they come from. We also thought we could do something to provide our youth with an alternative form of recreation,” he says. “Through the medium of cricket a lot of the youths could get involved to strengthen their cultural understanding and contribute to the development of cricket. We also want to take some of the youngsters off of the streets through the game of cricket.” The eight teams who take part in the tournament have also been named after towns in the Konkan region and comprise players with ancestral links to the towns. But Parker adds any players of race or ancestry can take part in the tournament if selected by the coaches. The tournament will take at the Johnson Road Sports Complex in Rylands on Sunday 3 and Sunday 10 February.

YOU’RE IT: Keanon Jacobs, of the West­ ern Province Acade­ my under­15 touch rugby team touches Siyabulela Jabula, of Eastern Province, dur­ ing a game in a three­ match series be­ tween the sides at the Nelson Mandela Met­ ropolitan University in Port Elizabeth this weekend. WP won all three matches. Photo: Rashied Isaacs


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Tuesday 11 December 2012

Bam bounces to the top

LIAM MOSES

THE coach of the South African blind cricket team has been appointed to the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC). Armand Bam, also the manager of wellness and independence at the League of Friends of the Blind (Lofob) in Grassy Park, was elected as technical director and director of African development after accepting nomination. The WBCC met in Bangalore late last month. “It is a great honour and privilege to be appointed as the technical director to the WBCC,” says Bam. “I have been involved with international blind cricket since 2007 and the trust showed by the international community, to direct the technical affairs of the organisation, is truly special.” Bam is biokineticist and holds a masters degree in disability studies. He is currently in India where the SA squad are competing against nine other nations in the inaugural Blind Cricket T20 World Cup. Three other South Africans were elected to the body. Advocate Alan Small was elected as the sec-

ond vice president, while Jace Nair and advocate Dr Praveena Sukraj-Ely became executive committee members. Bam says his new role will not change his position with the national team and he will work mostly with the laws of the game. “The technical director has the responsibility of ensuring that blind cricket laws are updated and maintained,” he says. “There are a number of areas of the game that has advanced significantly in the past few years and certain laws need to be reviewed, tested and possibly implemented. My job will be to ensure that this happens in an efficient and coordinated manner.” He adds the new role will also be a benefit to national blind cricket, as the position will give him “greater insight into international affairs”. Lofob has been at the forefront of South African blind cricket development in recent years, as sport and recreation forms an integral part of the organisation’s independence development programme. The Lofob Blind Cricket Club produced three players in the current national squad competing in India. Bam is the son of Philip Bam, the organisation’s executive director.

WELL HIT: Rondebosch Cricket Club’s Travis Townsend plays a textbook drive to the boundary during a WPCA 1A League match against Western Province Cricket Club at the Tony Dumas Oval in Rondebosch on Saturday 8 December. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

THE 22nd annual Calypso Cricket Festival will take place in Muizenberg and Kommetjie this week. The festival, which started on Monday and will run until Friday 14 December, is hosted by Sporting Chance and will see more than 3 000 children participate. Brad Bing, the NGO’s managing director, says the programme forms part of the or-

TAKING TRAINS: Armand Bam (right), coach of the South African blind cricket team, instructs one of his players during a training session. Bam was recently appointed to the WBCC. Photo: Liam Moses

VETERAN: Former Cape Cobras and current Rondebosch Cricket Club bowler Charl Willoughby completes his run up during a WPCA A1 League match against Western Prov­ ince Cricket Club at the Tony Dumas Oval in Rondebosch on Saturday 8 December. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

Calypso Cricket set to swing ganisation’s goal to encourage sport and physical activity amongst young South Africans. “Calypso Cricket has proven a popular way of introducing children from some of our emerging communities to cricket,” says

Bing. “It has also given us the platform to identify talent, where more than 40 players have gone on to play provincial cricket at school level.” Calypso is a unique and fun adaptation of

the conventional game. Employing most of the rules of cricket, it is played on the beach with two teams of ten players each and includes both boys and girls. Anyone interested in the programme, through donations or volunteering can contact the Sporting Chance offices on (021) 683 7299 or admin@sportingchance.co.za.


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