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TRANSPORT: DISREGARD FOR ROAD RULES
Irked by taxi troubles MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval
axi troubles in Wynberg are on the rise. Hooting, speeding and breaking their routes by using side streets are among the concerns highlighted by residents. The affected area is bound by Main, Constantia Main, Alphen Hill and Waterloo roads as well as Church Street. According to the provincial transport department there are several taxi routes which pass through Wynberg using these roads on the border, but no streets in the residential area are allowed to be used. Despite this residents have reported seeing taxis taking shortcuts through Piers Road, Bayview Road, Wolfe Street and many others. According to Darron Araujo, chairperson of the Wynberg Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association (WRRA), the issue has been raised by members. He explains that at the inaugural meeting of the association held last month, the association decided a subcommittee will be established to handle traffic issues. “The first project of this subcommittee is to establish dialogue with the taxi associations directly, specifically regarding taxis running off-route,” he says. Araujo explains as many of the “off-route taxis” are often empty, they are often not considered as operating. “This is the sticky area for traffic enforcement, but the rules of the road still apply regarding speeding,” he says. A resident who asked not to be named says he often uses the taxi service to travel to Westlake and has seen the rat-run firsthand. He says there is often competition for passengers between taxis and little regard for safety. Having seen the issue from both sides, the residents believe taxi drivers are not aware of the dangers speeding poses. “I have often seen them take shortcuts through the residential area and after questioning one driver he said there were no consequences for using these streets,” he says. The resident says road signs indicating that taxis are prohibited from entering the area are nothing but “street furniture”. On Saturday 10 June between 13:00 and 14:00, People’s Post witnessed several taxis
WRONG WAY: Despite these road signs indicating that taxis are prohibited, many can still be seen using such streets. taking short cuts through Wolfe Street. When approached for comment, taxi drivers declined. Traffic Services spokesperson Richard Coleman says there is ongoing enforcement by the Public Transport Unit in Wynberg with the most recent operation on Thursday 29 May. Last month there were 10 taxis impounded for operating without a licence and operating contrary to the conditions of the licence
in Wynberg. In addition, 35 summonses were also issued for various taxi offences. Coleman says these operations are held following concerns raised by residents. Araujo says minibus taxis are essential transport for many South Africans and fulfil a need in the economy. “They are here to stay. We need better regulation and safer driving; and this applies to all motorists coming through our sub-
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urb,” he says. Araujo explains the morning schools’ ratrun through Orient and Wellington roads is not only made up of taxis but motorists can also be seen speeding. He says additional traffic calming is needed to ensure pedestrian and road safety throughout the suburb – not to simply shift the problem to another residential road. V Share your thoughts. Staring with the word “Post”, SMS your thoughts to 32516. SMSes cost R1.
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ACCESS: The use of booms in Wynberg Park to control traffic flow on busy days was discussed at a recent meeting. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL
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unding, vagrants and public participation are the issues which featured at the inaugural annual meeting of the Friends of Wynberg Park. The meeting, held at Springfield Convent School in Wynberg last week, was attended by residents, committee members and other friends groups. Chairperson Henk Egberink said following the formation of the Friends many difficult issues including funding and participation of park users needed to be tackled. He said as part of the master plan for the park, emphasis would be placed on improving the ablution and braai facilities. He explained on Heritage Day, also known as Braai Day, Capetonians came out in their thousands. “It also became apparent that we need a transport management plan.” Egberink says the community also has the need for greater participation of park users who don’t live in Wynberg. Ward councillor Liz Brunette says she is pleased with the progress at the park since the formation of the group. She said the City of Cape Town had invested a substantial amount of funds for the master plan and she looked forward to the
future development of the park. Park manager Ntsiki Sigege said on an average weekend there were between 700 and 1 000 visitors at the park. She highlighted the main issues affecting the park including the lack of entertainment or food outlets, the ablution facilities not being big enough, vagrants and the lack of lighting. “The toilets are an issue and we have seen how people queue. In addition the toilets are vandalised where the taps and other items are stolen,” she said. Sigege said the short term developments of the park include upgrading braai and playground facilities, additional toilets and pathways for runners. Commenting on available funding, Sigege explained of the 12 district parks around Cape Town, Wynberg Park received minimal funding. “Much of the funding has gone into other developments like the Nantes in Athlone and Westridge Gardens in Mitchell’s Plain,” she said. In his report, Egberink said while there were many constraints the committee needed more input from the community. He explained a rain storm in November caused damage to the ponds and bridges which highlighted the recommendations in the master plan. He said while the park remained unused in the week the Friends
planned to improve usage by schools, residents and running groups. He also said the use of booms will help the parking issue on busy days. But residents living near the park objected, saying a boom was needed closer to their homes. One woman said the biggest problem was that the park was open at night and with no booms near their homes the park was being used by prostitutes and their clients. Egberink said that issue needed to be raised with City Parks. Another resident alleged that vagrants living in the park were linked to criminal activity in the area. Egberink suggested residents contact the Law Enforcement’s Displaced Persons Unit (DPU) for assistance. Darron Araujo, chairperson of the Wynberg Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association, vouched their support for the park and suggested alternative solutions for dealing with vagrancy. “Maybe with the use of the Haven Night Shelter we should look at assisting these people. Maybe we should find a way to help re-integrate them into society,” Araujo said. Brunette said the DPU had previously tried to assist, but the vagrants were “not interested in being helped”. V For regular updates of the park visit www.facebook.com/FriendsOfWynbergPark.
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Craft market There will be a craft market at Tokai Library hall on Saturday 21 June from 09:00 to 15:00. The market will take place even if it rains. There is no market on Saturday 14 June as previously stated. V For more information or to book a table phone Carol on 073 157 6266.
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FUNERAL ASSISTANCE: ACCOMMODATING THE HOMELESS
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proposed draft policy aims to provide homeless people with a simple and dignified burial. The City of Cape Town’s proposed draft policy provides a choice of a weekday burial or cremation which is subject to certain criteria and conditions. Belinda Walker, Mayoral Committee member for the City’s Community Services and Special Projects, says it is not a “burial policy” or “funeral policy” but a draft policy guideline to provide aid to the destitute. “The policy is currently in a draft format and will need to undergo a public participation process before it is adopted as a policy by council,” she says. Currently the requests for burial or cremation of destitute persons are processed and addressed within an established practice, in the absence of an approved policy. Walker says the proposed policy will formalise current best practice and allow for a more structured decision-making process and ensure legal compliance. “The draft policy has a set of qualifying criteria with regard to burial or cremations of destitute persons,” she says. These include that the deceased did not have an income greater than the State Old Age Pension or State Disability Pension; the deceased did not have an insurance policy or estate which could be used to pay for the burial; the deceased died in destitute circumstances, and no next-of-kin or relative with a legal duty to support the deceased, and with sufficient means, is able to pay for the burial or cremation costs; and
no other person, NGO or welfare organisation can be found to pay for the burial or cremation costs. The City may exercise its sole discretion to accept an application for a destitute burial without compliance of the aforesaid criteria to fulfil those obligations. Walker says advertisement of the draft policy is likely to take place in July and will be available for viewing and public comment for 30 days. “The draft policy will be available at all public libraries and on the City’s website,” she says. No registration is required. “Anyone who dies in destitute circumstances in accordance with the said criteria may qualify for assistance with burial or cremation. Homeless people and occupants of old age homes and shelters have all received assistance from the City in the past,” she adds. The public will be made aware of this policy via local subcouncils, clinics, libraries, shelters and old age homes. “The public can submit comments on the draft policy during the public participation process and no direct fee is required from the public.” She says the policy will be implemented only after it has gone through the required public participation process, all comments are incorporated, and it has been approved by council. “We will always endeavour to ensure people can bury and mourn their loved ones according to their cultural and religious beliefs.” She says this is why the City provides the option of burial assistance. “We also provide the option of transporting the deceased to a place of worship or house for a dignified, simple service before being transported to the gravesite or crematorium.”
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ST GEORGE’S HOME FOR GIRLS: HELPING TO SHAPE UPSTANDING ADULTS
New hope for young women MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval
eaving home and venturing out on your own is a daunting task for any young adult. But for two young women from St George’s Home for Girls the process has been made easier. After spending the past 18 months learning the importance of securing a job, and budgeting for food, electricity and rent, they will soon be leaving the Home and will begin a journey to create their own homes. Two young women, aged 20, originally from Manenberg and Atlantis have spent the past four years in the home. They are part of the Home’s Transition into Independence Programme. Located in Bute Road, the Home was founded in 1862 and is registered with the Department of Social Development. It cares for girls who have been abused, abandoned, neglected and orphaned. They also assist girls from failed foster placements and those with behavioural problems. Director Graeme Cairns explains the girls are allowed to stay in the Home until they are 18. If they are enrolled in a tertiary institution or still at school, they are allowed to stay until 21.
ON THE MOVE: St George's Home for Girls is equipping young women for adulthood. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL
“We first try to re-integrate them with their families. If this is not possible we help them start their adult lives on their own and assist them when having to leave the Home,” he explains. Cairns says the young woman from At-
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lantis came to the Home at 16 years and has since matriculated and completed a sports management course. The second young woman is from Manenberg and was raised by foster parents and came to the Home when she was
16. Since then she has also secured a job and is ready to leave to go on her own. At the end of this month, the two girls will move into their own homes when they will be able to put into effect the training they have received over the past two years in the programme. Cairns explains once the girls reach 16, they go through a programme which focuses on obtaining legal documents, securing work or furthering their education. The Home assists them with obtaining learnerships or an internship where they get experience in a certain career field. They also take part in a life skills mentoring programme, cooking classes and an array of other activities. Cairns says the Home is now raising funds for the refurbishment of a separate cottage to house the girls going into the programme. “Here they will live separate to the other girls and get a feel of what it’s like to be on their own. We provide them with the essentials and offer our support,” he adds. The home is in need of funds to refurbish the cottage but are also looking for individuals or organisations willing to provide mentorship or skills training for the girls. V If you would like to assist phone St George’s Home for Girls on (021) 797 0262 or email email@example.com.
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ly days as “Little Amsterdam”, a time when canals and rivers acted as routes of travel and supplied the Company Gardens and ships with fresh water. The tunnels are located under the busy streets of the city centre and a guided tour starts at the Castle of Good Hope. The Biscuit Mill in Woodstock has become somewhat of an institution with a collection of arts, craft, fashion and design shops. On Saturdays the bustling, vibey Neighbourgoods market is brimming with organic and fresh foods to enjoy there or to take home. Also in Woodstock, the edgy gallery What if the World is a must-see. It provides a platform for emerging young artists to exhibit their work during regular art events and workshops. The Book Lounge in Roeland Street is a magical literary world where rare books, poetry readings and story-telling meet. Have a coffee in their lounge area, speak to the knowledgeable staff and find the joy in paging through one of their vast selection of the latest fiction and non-fiction books.
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CRIME: POLICE URGE EXTRA VIGILANCE
Theft worries in Wynberg MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval
Lizette Baatjes says there has been a noticeable increase in reports of cellphones and bags being snatched. She cautions against listening to music edestrians listening to music on their cellphones have become the latest tar- through earphones or headphones while walking, as this attracts robbers. “The earget for robbers in Wynberg. Police claim the use of earphones or head- phones are an indication someone has a cellphones while walking through the CBD has phone and robbers look for this. We ask that seen many, especially school children, be- people be careful and conceal their valuables at all times,” she says. come victims of crime. Theft out of motor vehicles has also This follows an increase in robberies in sparked fresh concern with laptops, bags Wynberg CBD and the surrounding area. Wynberg police spokesperson Sergeant and other valuables being stolen, “mainly because items are left in parked vehicles. We ask that people please put these items away”. The theft of motor vehicles has also continued. According to police reports parking areas in Sector 1, which includes the CBD and the residential area west of the railway line, have been hit since April. Baatjes says older models of cars and scooters are being stolen. Newer vehicle models are equipped with alarm systems, WATCH OUT: Pedestrians and motorists have been warned to she says, and trackers are a debe more vigilant in Main Road, Wynberg. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL terrent for criminals.
“We need people to be more cautious and report all suspicious activity in Main Road and parking areas,” she adds. Wynberg Improvement District (WID) manager Athol Swanson says following the
increase in vehicle thefts many security officers have been deployed to the parking areas to assist police. Last month there were also reports of vehicle thefts in Wynberg East.
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Piedt spins himself to Protea glory HENRY BOOYSEN @henryspoke
hen he played his first match for the Cape Cobras three years ago, Dane Piedt never imagined that he would be called up for the Proteas test squad to tour Sri-Lanka this winter. Off-spinner Piedt (24), a Lansdowne resident, was instrumental in his franchise’s Sunfoil Series win last season, boasting with match bowling figures of 7/97 and 92 runs in the first innings of his team’s final fourday match against in Lions in Johannesburg in April. He was also the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, with 45 wickets in just eight matches. The United Cricket Club member represented South Africa during the Emerging Players Tournament against India, Australia and New Zealand in Australia last year. Last week Piedt was one of three Sunfoil Series Cricketer of the Season nominees at the annual Cricket South Africa Awards. The award was eventually scooped by his Cobras teammate and captain, Justin Ontong. He will be part of the South African
squad to tour Sri-Lanka from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 24 July. The two sides will do battle in three One Day Internationals and two test matches. The former Old Mutual Cricket Club player spoke to People’s Post about being selected for the Proteas squad. People’s Post: Coming from Lansdowne and seeing the other young men in your area not living out their talents, what inspired you to turn to sport? Why cricket? Dane Piedt: It’s the passion for the game and what I’ve sacrificed to get where I am. I never wanted to throw that opportunity away. I must admit that I was a soccer lover and wanted to play football as a professional, but fortunately over the years I grew closer to the game of cricket. PP: Who inspired you and where did it all begin? DP: My parents inspired me over the years. My dad used to throw cricket balls to me in the garden all day while I was growing up. PP: As a teenager watching Paul Adams on television representing his country, what role does he play as your cricket coach? DP: Paul Adams has been with me since
I was 18 years old and knows my game better than anybody else. I like the fact that I can always speak to him about anything. PP: When you got the call that you were selected to the Proteas squad, who were the first people you told and how did you feel? DP: My parents! It was the best day of my life. I still do not know how to react, it’s a feeling I cannot describe. PP: Who is the father figure in the Cape Cobras team and why? DP: I think it would be Vernon Philander. He has always been there for me and has such a big passion for the game. PP: What is your main focus for the SriLankan tour? DP: Right now it’s to have a successful tour and to contribute to the team to the best of my ability. PP: Do you have any words of wisdom for youngsters from Lansdowne who will be following your every step? DP: Just believe in your talents and skills and never give up on your dreams. What I achieved is a perfect example of dreams coming true. V Follow Dane on Twitter @dane–piedt63.
FINISHING: Alex Jones of Celtic Harriers Running Club (left) finishes his 51st Don Lock Memorial Run in Claremont on Sunday. VOB Running Club’s Busisiwe Gwala (right) won the women’s race. PHOTOS: RASHIED ISAACS
SPEEDSTERS: Wayne Avontuur and Ronelle Marron received new road bikes, cellphones and a cash prize after finishing the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour faster than any other rider in the Nedbank Sports Trust Cycling Development Programme.
Young cyclists given a boost LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT The president of Cycling South Africa has called on young cyclists to aim even higher after they achieved encouraging results at this year’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour. Members of the Nedbank Sports Trust Cycling Development Programme where recognised and rewarded for their performances in the annual race at an event last Friday (6 June). Cycling SA president William Newman attended the event, where he encouraged the cyclists to fulfil their potential by joining Cycling SA’s development programmes. “We want to take them to the next level. We want them to start dreaming about bigger events such as provincial and national championships, the African Youth Games, the Youth Olympics, the World Championships and the Olympic Games,” he said. “The Sports Trust Cycling Development Programme is a stepping stone for them and we will give them support, via our provincial affiliates, to actually get to the next level.” The programme has been running for eight years, with over R2-million invested and over 650 bikes distributed to young cyclists. In this province 13 schools are part of the programme, including Phoenix High in Manenberg, Crystal High in Hanover Park and Oval North, Beacon Hill and Tafelsig high schools in Mitchell’s Plain. Members of the Mitchell’s Plain schools dominated the awards at last week’s event. The fastest and third fastest Cape Argus Cycle Tour finishers in the programme, Wayne Avontuur and
Grant Holloway respectively, are both members of the Oval North Club, while the fastest girl was Ronelle Marron from Beacon Hill High. All three won new bikes, cash prizes and Samsung cellphones thanks to their performances. Four Oval North members also won new bikes for completing the race in under four hours and 15 minutes, and the school took home R5 000 and a Samsung tablet as the best performing school in the programme. Avontuur said his performance is the result of hours in the saddle. “This was my third tour and I feel great about my latest achievement,” he said. “My time has improved each year. I did well in this year’s instalment because I trained hard and I did the Coronation Double Century for the first time. It’s a big race which took place in Swellendam; it got me ready for the Argus.” Avontuur trained for two months before the Cycle Tour and also cycled home from work every day. He matriculated from Oval North High in 2012, but is still a member of the school’s cycling club. Each of the 13 schools in the programme also received cycling equipment worth R20 000 from the provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), which also assisted the schools with transport and accommodation throughout the programme. For the first time since the establishment of the programme, the Sports Trust will also award a bursary to the group member who achieves the best academic results as well as a cash prize for sports development to the school which achieves the best academic results.
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AERIAL CONTEST: Primrose RFC’s Ramiz Osman (left) and False Bay RFC’s Ridaa Damon contest an up-and-under during a WP Club Rugby Super League A match at Rosmead on Saturday. Bay were 46-36 victors. PHOTO: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES
CRASH COURSE: Ibie Adams of Wynberg Boys’ High School braces for impact as Danrich Visagie of Boland Landbou (10) makes a tackle during an under-19A match in Wynberg on Saturday. The hosts won 21-20. PHOTO: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES
Enticing Super A rugby clashes LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT
After last Saturday’s 71-15 demolition of bottom-placed NNK in Parow, few will doubt Hammies’ ability to do just that. SK Walmers are the next side to face NNK and should also cruise to victory at the Green Point Track on Saturday. NNK have lost all eight of their games this season, conceding an average of 50 points per game. While Walmers are fifth with five wins and four losses. They should claim their second win in a row on Saturday, after they edged Tygerberg 22-21 away from home last week. Primrose will look to avoid slipping into a losing streak after last Saturday’s defeat,
amiltons can take a major leap towards claiming the Super League A title when they host Helderberg at the Stephen Oval on Saturday. South Africa’s oldest club kicked-off their league campaign shortly after a heart-breaking loss in the semi-finals of the Community Cup, but the disappointment seems to have proved the perfect motivation. Hammies have been ruthless in the league this season, ensuring victories in all six of their fixtures, regardless of their perform-
ance, and are one of just two undefeated sides in the competition. The Sea Point side currently hold fourth on the table with 28 points and at least one game in-hand on all of the top three. UCT currently lead the standings on 35 points after eight games, while Maties are second on 32 points after seven fixtures and False Bay are third on 30 after eight games. But with the top three all out of action this weekend, Hammies have the opportunity to make up ground. Five points gleaned from another bonus point victory will push Hamiltons to 33 points and second on the table.
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Cape’s top footie teams to lock horns
Cash and glory will be up for grabs when Cape Town’s best under-23 football sides face off in the Arising Stars tournament this weekend The annual competition, hosted by Kenpark United, offers R10 000 in prize money and a year of bragging rights to the winners. A total of 24 sides will vie for the spoils in this edition of the tournament, with 14 National First Division (NFD), ABC Motsepe League and SAB League teams qualifying automatically and 10 through gruelling playoff rounds, which saw 30 teams eliminated. This year’s field will be strong, as expected, with teams from the Cape Town Tygerberg, Northern Suburbs, Mitchell’s Plain, South Peninsula and Cape District local football associations taking part. Group A will see Morgenster United, Woodlands United, Salt River Blackpool and Retreat FC face off for two spots in the second round. In Group B Milano United, Liverpool Portlands, Battswood and FC Tafelzucht will lock horns.
Crystal Palace, Bayhill United, Ikapa Sporting and Bishop Lavis United will make up Group C. While in Group D, Cedar United, Leeds Lentegeur, Heath Athletic and Sunningdale FC will do battle. Hosts Kenpark United will have to fight their way past Westridge FC, FC Orient and Rockafellas FC in Group E. Group F features Glendene United, Juventus, Riverside Rangers and Greenwood Athletic. The professional sides in the tournament can be expected to dominate the tournament and most will see their way through to the last 16. Manenberg’s Crystal Palace compete in the ABC Motsepe League (Safa Second Division) along with Salt River Blackpool and Glendene, and all three fall into the favourites pile for this tournament. Palace’s senior team usually play a fastpaced, attacking brand of football and the under-23s will trouble opposition defences if they replicate this.
Glendene’s first team is usually packed with youngsters, regardless of the tournament, and that high-level experience could give the defending champions an edge. Milano United will undoubtedly be a handful as well. While none of the side’s NFD players will turn out at the tournament, the ABC Mot-
but will have to overcome much tougher opposition to do so. Roses hosted False Bay at Rosmead last week, but home-ground advantage did not prevent the hosts from suffering a 46-36 victory. Primrose are 10th on the table, with 14 points after two wins, a draw and five losses. One Saturday they face ninth-placed Durbanville-Bellville, who have racked up 14 points after three wins and three losses. Both sides have been inconsistent this season, but the fixture will be entertaining regardless of which team eventually wins. V All fixtures will start at 16:00. sepe side is packed with more than enough quality to challenge for the title. Woodlands United, last season’s Mitchell’s Plain LFA Super League winners, and Ikapa Sporting could be capable of causing upsets. The tournament will kick-off on Saturday 14 June and run until Monday 16 June. All games will be played at Stephen Reagon Sports Complex in Westridge, Mitchell’s Plain from 09:00 to 16:00 daily.
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