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HOUT BAY: CONSTRUCTION WILL CONTINUE

Sports field squabbles MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval

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ork on the clubhouse at the Hout Bay sports facility will resume this week. This follows reports of workers and contractors being threatened on the site. Speaking at a ward forum meeting last Thursday, Roscoe Jacobs, a member of the Hout Bay Sports Council, says the trouble started when residents from Imizamo Yethu claimed they were not informed of the construction. “A community liaison was appointed by the City of Cape Town and this person did not relay the necessary information to the community, hence the conflict,” Jacobs says. He adds that “members from the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in Imizamo Yethu were behind the threats”. But Sanco chairperson Clifford Nogwavu denies making any threats and says Imizamo Yethu residents were behind the uproar. “Residents were shocked to see work being carried out. We had no idea what the City was doing and the residents marched to the field,” Nogwavu says. Once there, Nogwavu says, residents forced workers to stop working and demanded to know what was happening. “The City did not inform residents and people were upset. They approached Sanco and asked us to intervene,” he says. Nogwavu claims residents and Sanco were unaware of a community liaison having been appointed by the City. Lelethu Lolwana, who was employed on the site, confirms he was appointed as the community liaison but says at the time of the protest he was unsure of his role.

ON AGAIN: Conflict over the construction of the sports facility clubhouse in Hout Bay has been resolved. “By the time residents raised concerns, I had no idea what my contract entailed. At the time I was not informed of what I was expected to do and so I cannot be blamed for residents not being informed,” he says. Speaking at the meeting Nogwavu insisted the City was obligated to inform the community of the de-

velopment. However, ward councillor Marga Haywood says the residents were informed of the project. She explains once a project has passed the public participation process, the City was not obligated to continually consult with the community. Attempts were made to address

the issues about the construction of the clubhouse at a meeting on Friday 15 November, Jacobs says. The matter was resolved, resulting in construction continuing at the site. Sports council chairperson Mustapha Peck says several issues were resolved after the meeting. “Work on the clubhouse has

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been delayed and we resolved to let the work go ahead,” Peck says. “The facility will provide much needed dressing rooms, ablution facilities and meeting rooms for the clubs who use the field.” Peck says the squabbles have delayed the project and the sports council did not approve of the behaviour by residents.


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CHILD ABUSE: PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS HESITANT TO GO TO POLICE

Sins of the mothers LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie

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he very people meant to protect their offspring are the ones who are keeping quiet as their children are hurt. The number of rape cases involving children is on the rise, says child protection organisation Safeline’s director Rochelle Philander. Safeline has already treated over 390 children this year, compared to the 250 minors assisted at the facility in 2012. Alarming statistics indicate children between the ages of two and eight years old are abused for up to four years before it is reported. “The justice system has failed the people. Children younger than five are not able to testify and as a result many cases of child rape are withdrawn. The child is put back into the environment where the perpetrator is and the abuse continues,” Philander says. Disclosure of the rape causes significant distress for the child and his or her family. But, it should not be a deterrent from seeking justice, experts say. Six out of seven children referred to Safeline never come for counselling due to parental complacency, Philander says. “Mothers or caregivers often do not ac-

knowledge the problem when their child reports being sexually abused. They do not believe their children as the perpetrator is either a relative or the mother’s boyfriend. This results in secondary trauma. The child will then either become abuse reactive, bed wetting may become more frequent and the child may even have nightmares.” Safeline’s Blanche Olivier says with most child rape cases, the perpetrator is often a relative. “This is why parents struggle to come forward. In the instance where the perpetrator is the mother’s boyfriend or husband, she may worry about the impact reporting the case will have on her family’s financial stability when the perpetrator is the sole breadwinner,” she says. But nothing should take precedence over a child’s safety, Olivier stresses. Unemployment and overcrowding are two of the possible contributors to sexually inappropriate behaviour among children. Philander says: “Cases of backyard dwellers’ children being raped by the landlord is becoming more prevalent. Because backyarders use the toilet inside the main house, it provides landlords a window of opportunity to rape unsuspecting children.” Parents, especially mothers, are being urged to become more protective of their children.

“As mothers we often become so consumed in our work and our problems that we forget to take the time out to listen to our children. Communication between a parent and child is essential. It allows you the opportunity to get to know your child better, making it easier to see the signs should your child be sexually abused,” Philander says. Safeline’s Patricia Williams says the children should be the parent’s first priority. “Value them and if they disclose they are being abused, take the necessary action to protect them,” she encourages. Helena Martin, statistics officer at Safeline, says too often parents hear their children, but fail to listen to them. “There is no one a child trusts more than his or her parents,” she insists. Knowing what to do when your child discloses that he or she has been raped is essential, Philander says. “Report the matter at your nearest police station. A docket will be opened and victim support officers will refer the child to a hospital for medical intervention before the child is referred to Safeline or any similar organisation,” she says. Call Safeline’s toll-free number on 0800 35553 or the after hour crisis line on 072 367 4588.

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POSITIVE ABOUT CHANGE: The friendly faces of Safeline councillors go a long way toward convincing children to open up about their trauma. PHOTO: LAILA MAJIET

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WYNBERG EAST: TIME TO ACT

Plea for street committees MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval

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Crime report In his crime report, Davids said while house break-ins have decreased by more than 40%, theft out of motor vehicles were on the rise. “We continuously issue warnings to the public to not leave valuable items on the seats of their vehicles,” he said. Davids also raised concerns about the number of assault cases reported in recent weeks and said while subway robberies have decreased, police were keeping a close eye on subways. “We have had a successful arrest of a man we believe is behind many of the robberies. The figures look much better in comparison to other months,” he said.

hat can I do?” This was the simple yet eloquent question posed to Wynberg East residents who complained about crime. Speaking at the Wynberg East Community Police Forum meeting last week, chairperson Andrew Julius explained it was not enough to just complain or raise concerns. The forum held a public crime meeting last week to encourage residents to join the neighbourhood watch and assist police. He was responding to claims that crime in the area was on the increase. Julius said many residents have formed street committees and actively patrol areas to keep their community safe. “We need to ask ourselves what we are going to do to help,” he said. “We cannot come here to complain. There is nothing that stops residents from taking control and keeping their area safe.”

Community involvement Neighbourhood watch coordinator Abieda Joseph agreed. She said after just a few weeks the newlyestablished street committee in Harpford Avenue and Harpford Close have managed to reduce crime significantly. “We handed out notices and held meetings. To date we have more than 30 residents who have signed up with the street committee and conduct daily patrols,” she said. Joseph said residents need to work in partnership with the police to achieve results. The Harpford Avenue and Harpford Close committee meets monthly, where concerns are discussed and patrol schedules are

CAROLS: The annual Carols in the Park will take place at Batts Road Park on Tuesday 11 December at 19:30. PHOTO: MONIQUE adapted. “We look at where the problem areas are and focus on it. We ensure everyone is informed of what is happening,” she said. And the results are showing.

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Wynberg police sector commander Warrant Officer Silvino Davids said during the month of October, no crimes were reported in Harpford Avenue. Davids explained police rely on partner-

Carols in the Park The forum has secured an events permit for the annual Carols in the Park. Candice Beukes explained after several meetings the forum was informed they needed to apply for an events permit. The event, which takes place at Batts Road Park on Wednesday 11 December, will see residents gather to listen to live bands. Beukes said while entry is free, residents are asked to take along toiletries and nonperishable food items which will be donated to old age homes and other organisations in the area. This year residents will not be allowed to light candles while singing Christmas carols, as this has been deemed a safety risk. “Instead the neighbourhood watch will be selling glow sticks. They last several hours and are a much safer option,” Beukes says. Call Joseph on 072 502 8350.

Two busted for vehicle break-in Two men will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court after attempting to break into a car in Hout Bay. Hout Bay police spokesperson Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch says at 02:15 on Friday 15 November a resident in Skaife Street was awoken to sounds outside his house.

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ith 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children looming, the safety of vulnerable members of society is again highlighted. The horrific circumstances in which Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen and a female student in India died speak volumes about how safe women are in society. Both were raped and murdered. And they’re not alone. Charmaine Mare (16) was murdered and dismembered in Kraaifontein; Thandeka Mandonsela (14) was gang-raped and murdered in Johannesburg and Ge-Audrey Green (15) was found murdered and stuffed in a drawer under a bed in Kraaifontein. People’s Post readers speak up about how to fight crime.

CHERYL COTTON believes the death penalty needs to reinstated. “If the criminal knows what will happen to them they might stop. They rape because they try to prove superiority.”

ALISON VAN DER MERWE believes the justice system needs to raise the bar. “There are too many police officers who are corrupt or are lenient to the guilty (parties). I can’t depend on them.”

NOMAZULU NJEMLA says the wheels of justice are either too slow or don’t turn at all, leading to some being too scared to speak out. “If you report a rape today, the rapist is out again tomorrow.”

PETRUS SNELL says police have to up their game and clean up the streets as crime escalates in the holiday period. “We are approaching the festive season and we will hear of more rape cases.”

ARNOLD CHIKWIRA says women must look at how they dress as it might “tempt men”. “Women know there are crazy men out there who rape. The justice system has failed to protect them.”

KIM MITCHEL believes the unemployment rate needs to decrease to minimise crime. “If people are busy at work they won’t have time to think about crime. The law needs to improve.”

ENRICO KOORDOM says alcohol and drug abuse play a major role in violent incidents. “Some people don’t think when they drink. The death penalty must be brought back.”

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MAGICAL TIME: The Plumstead Rusoord has announced the line-up for their Christmas Lights Extravaganza which will run from Sunday 1 to Sunday 22 December. The event will feature 22 different performances over 22 days. Performers include Freda Francis, Rooies, Aron and Roedolf Chantant, Johann Nefdt, LeLue, Michelle Uys, Johan Brandt, Ronell Erasmus, Louis and Willem Silwer, Martelize van Niekerk, Waldo Lotz, Hilandi du Toit, Bennie Koen, Piet Smit, Rouchelle Liedeman, Freddie Roelofse, Jattie, Alban Pieterssen, Fredi Nest, Tommy Dell, Jody Williams and Ivan Siegelaar. Plumstead Rusoord event and marketing coordinator Chanre Hinson says each outside wall of the Plumstead Rusoord buildings will be decorated with a series of Christmas images created by thousands of lights. “Our objective is to make a life-changing impact on visitors during the festive season,” Hinson says. “We want to create an awareness of the Plumstead Rusoord and the specialised services and social aspects offered to our residents and the elderly in the community.” An assortment of traditional food and refreshments will also be on sale at the Plumrus restaurant and children will have a chance to meet Father Christmas. The event will be family-focused and wheelchair-friendly. Tickets are available from Computicket at R29 for adults and R15 for children between the ages of six and 13. Children under six enter free. Visit the Plumstead Rusoord website at www.plumrus.co.za for more information or email liggies@plumrus.co.za. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


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KIRSTENBOSCH: CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE

A walk through the trees ASTRID FEBRUARIE @FebAstrid

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s part of its centenary celebrations the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is building a tree canopy walkway in one of the least frequented areas of the garden. The development is worth R5m and the funding has been bequeathed to the gardens from various donors. Construction on the 135m walkway started in late April and is expected to be completed and open to the public in early February next year. Adam Harrower, horticulturist at Kirstenbosch, says the walkway will take visitors from the forest floor through the foliage of the treetops. “We also want to use this opportunity to celebrate a 100-year partnership between the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden,” he says. “We are extremely excited to see the end result. With months of hard work it will definitely be worth it at the end of the day.” The Arboretum, which houses a collection of over 450 indigenous trees, will be home to the “boomslang”. “The decision was made to build a snakelike steel structure among the treetops of the Arboretum to attract more visitors to that specific area,” Harrower says. “Affectionately known as the ‘boomslang’, the pathway will wind and curve through the branches and tree trunks in much the same way as a boomslang or tree snake would do.” Harrower says architects came up with the idea and meticulously drew out plans to make the walkway as unique as possible. “There are many treetop walkways, but none as special and different as this one,” he says. The walkway is comprised of a structural spine and ribs, inspired by the form of a snake’s skeleton. He further explains the walkway is being built 11m above the ground and is envisioned as a flowing, lightweight, non-intrusive steel structure. It will have a slated timber deck and the galvanised steel structure will be painted to attract moss and growth, to further enhance the natural atmosphere and feeling of the ar-

ea. The structure will be supported by steel columns intertwined with creepers. “When completed, the walkway will allow visitors to ascend above the canopy to see spectacular views across the mountain,” Harrower says. The walkway is in the shape of a crescent which will allow visitors to enter from two different points of the garden. “An interpretive storyboard will line the walkway, offering visitors insight into the life of the tree canopy. Tranquil shaded seating will mark the entrance to the walkway,” he says. Harrower adds that it will be very interesting to see what the visiting numbers will be like once the walkway is completed and open to the public. “We expect not only our regular visitors to explore our gardens, especially making use of the walkway, but many more people who have never been to the garden,” he says. “There are many popular sites which visitors prefer to go to such as the Protea Garden. However, we would like people to explore all parts of the garden and, with this new development, we hope to see our visiting numbers increase.” Harrower adds that for years people just walked around the Arboretum, “ now we have finally found a way to show off this part of our spectacular garden”. “I think the walkway will create hype among people and, by word of mouth, a lot more people – young and old – will be attracted to the garden.” Harrower believes it will be a great learning experience for school children, too. “With the use of interpretive boards pupils will be able to learn about the space they are walking in and the plants as well,” he

SNAKING THROUGH: A view of the tree canopy walkway which will be completed in early February next year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED says. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is in line with the leading botanical gardens of the world. “We are constantly striving to give our many local and international visitors the fullest experience of the biodiversity, complexity and beauty of its resources,”

Harrower says. He further urges the public to bring their families and friends to experience the walkway once complete. “We want everyone to come and see our new development. There are exciting times ahead.”

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LAND REFORM: DISTRICT SIX PETITIONERS MARCH ON PARLIAMENT DEMANDING SPEEDY SERVICE

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lmost 400 District Six land claimants marched to Parliament yesterday (Wednesday) to present a memorandum to the national Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform. The claimants are demanding a speedy resolution to their claims and that government fast track an amended law allowing late claimants to submit applications for land restitution, says District Six Working Committee chairperson Shahied Ajam. The amendment to the Restitution of Land Rights Act no 22 of 1994 has been published for consideration of Parliament, and will allow for the re-opening of the registration process to lodge claims, says Vuyani Nkasayi, provincial spokesperson for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The amendment is aimed at people who did not lodge claims before the closing date in December 1998. “The amendment is undergoing a parliamentary process at this stage. The portfolio committee on Rural Development and Land Reform is going around the country consulting people on their views about the proposed amendment,” Nkasayi says. The Working Committee’s mem-

SPEAKING OUT: District Six Working Committee chairperson Shahied Ajam hands over a memorandum to the head of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Errol Heynes. PHOTO: NICOLE MCCAIN orandum offers up remedies for urban restitution, Ajam says. “At the moment, legislation is centred around housing developments, not around restoring this historical site and the dignity of its residents,” he says. Former District Six resident Shariefa Majiet, who moved to Manenberg during the forced removals, says she is marching for her rights. “We want our houses. The gov-

ernment has taken too long to register our claims. I’m over 70, as are many of us. We’re sick and dying. Must we die before we are allowed to return to the place we were born?” Lavender Hill resident Mogamat Benjamin used to live in MacKenzie Street and still has fond memories of the area. “I used to go to school here. I had friends here. I used to dance in the carnival in these streets. I have lodged a claim,

but I’m standing in solidarity with the people removed from District Six. The people must come back. We belong here,” he says. The bare fields in the former District Six are a painful reminder to Yacoob Goodall of his Pontac Street home. “It’s changed so much from the place I grew up. I want to come back. There’s something very sad in my heart when I look at it,” he says. The department is currently

completing phase three of a housing project in District Six. Ajam would like to see this third phase of housing developments in the area abandoned, and a 150ha of land given to claimants as restitution. Ajam says the former District Six was made up of 150ha, but only 40ha have been made available for land claims. However, District Six Redevelopment and Beneficiary Trust chairperson Anwah Nagia says historically District Six was 98ha, of which only 42ha is left. The current housing project is for beneficiaries who submitted their claims in 1998, and will not be affected by late claimants, Nkasayi says. “The District Six Working Committee is talking about new claims, and at this stage the department has not opened the new land claims process. We are still dealing with valid claims which were lodged before the 1998 closing date. The current development of District Six was discussed with claimants who lodged claims before 1998, and any call on how to deal with new claims will be discussed once the process has opened. At this stage, the development of District Six will go ahead as per the people’s wishes,” he says. Nkasayi says the department will respond to the memorandum once they have perused it.

Cartoonist is living on the edge SIMONE WILLIAMS “Cartoonists should be anti-everything,” advocates Jeremy Nell – alias Jerm. “It’s my job to be opinionated and turn reality into the absurd,” he told the members of the Thursday Club at Buitenverwachting Restaurant in Constantia at the launch of his first book, Jerm Warfare. The charming 31-year-old has a scorching hot wit. Gems like “I would be jobless without the ANC” slip glibly from his tongue. A Michaelis Art School drop-out, he ventured into the corporate world and got a job researching website technology – but was retrenched at 26. Happy to be free from the hi-tech lifestyle Jerm decided to follow his heart and market his cartoons, but had no idea where to start. Then came a lucky break. “In 2001, I met Roy Hartley, of the Sunday Times and he launched my career; all my opportunities opened up from there.” Inspired by the strip cartoon Madam and Eve he contacted the originators Reckitt and

Steven who also encouraged him to follow his dream. Success came quickly and in 2011, Jerm’s cartoons in the Mail and Guardian won him two Vodacom awards and he was acclaimed as one of the outstanding young South Africans of the Year by M&G. He also did a stint with the New Age newspaper where he was warned to cool down his criticism of the ANC. Jerm’s quirky humour also caught the attention of the Cape Talk Eye Witness News team who discussed his cartoons on air, and he became a household name. Currently Jerm’s main income stems from creating cartoons for corporate newsletters and publications and he has an online cartoon site (www.Jerm.co.za). This year, Penguin approached him to produce a full-colour book of cartoons and the result is a fabulously funny book called Jerm. It is on sale at all leading book stores. V For more details of the Thursday Club contact Sandy.Bailey@telkomsa.net or contact her on 078 415 5969.

TAKING THE MICKEY: Jeremy Nell, aka Jerm, signs his book Jerm Warfare for Annie Endersley at Buitenverwachting Restaurant in Constantia. PHOTO: SIMONE WILLIAMS

Calling all entrepreneurs of the future Today’s youth need not be disheartened about finding employment, but help is at hand. Awaking the Giant is a breakfast seminar designed to encourage entrepreneurial passion among teenagers. The seminar, organised by teen entrepreneur groups, will be held at the Southern Sun in Newlands. David Chait, current owner of Mr Delivery, will speak about his entrepreneurial journey on Friday 29 November. Chait has been an entrepreneur since the age of 19 when he started his first business while at university. At the age of 22 a failed business venture placed him in debt. This experience did not sink his entrepreneurial spirit and he headed for the cruise ships to save money with an action plan of getting himself debt-free.

He has since made major strides in business, having triumphed over those struggles. He is now known for his successful business interests in vida e caffe, Rikki’s Taxis and Mr Delivery. The quarterly SA labour force unemployment figures were recently released and shows the unemployment rate of 24.7% still remains staggeringly high, although it declined by 0.9%. The SA Teen Foundation says entrepreneurship is often seen as the last resort, rather than a solution when not being able to find a job. The event is open to youths, parents, teachers, community leaders and government departments. V Tickets cost R150 and bookings for breakfast can be made online at www.teenentrepreneur.co.za. Con­ tact Nadia Snyders on (021) 447 6183 or email na­ dia.snyders@teenentrepreneur.co.za.

Talk a walk through history

district in Sunday 24 November. The cost is R40. To book phone Sheila on (021) 782 1620. For more information visit www.capenaturalhistoryclub.co.za.

The Cape Natural History Club will host a guided walk of Cape Town’s old commercial


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PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Thursday, 21 November 2013

LOOKING AHEAD: SECURITY DISCUSSED

Shape-up continues in Wynberg

MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval

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omelessness, recruitment and the condition of Maynardville Park were among the issues highlighted at the Wynberg Improvement District (WID) annual meeting last week. Thanking the team, chairperson Graham Flude said the WID has made many strides over the past year. In his report, Flude outlined the successes and issues dealt with this year. He said the WID has been successful in dealing with homelessness in the precinct. “We have been able to assist in ensuring that no homeless people sleep in the streets in the precinct. They do, however, return during the day,” he said.

Recruits Flude said the new group of recruits from Chrysalis Academy have proved to be a valuable contribution to the WID. WID manager Athol Swanson explained there were 13 recruits who assisted in various departments of the district. “In the new year we will be receiving two additional recruits and we will assist them with selecting to work in an area they are most interested in. Some will work in the control room and other areas besides secu-

rity,” he says.

Maynardville Park Discussions also centred on the legality of the same private security firm – currently contracted to the WID – contracted to Maynardville Park. Flude said the WID requested legal opinion from the City of Cape Town about whether the WID could be contracted to manage City properties like the park. The motivation for this was to ensure better flow between security officers in the precinct and in the park. “We want to be able to react immediately when an issue arises. For instance, if someone commits a crime and runs into the park, our officers have to inform the park security, which delays us,” Swanson said. Swanson said the management of the park and area by the same company would help with better management of the area. Buildings Over the past year, Wynberg has seen the refurbishment of Maynard Mall and the McDonalds building. This, Flute said, has helped breathe new life into the area, urging property owners to maintain their properties. “We would like to appeal to all owners to ensure their buildings are maintained as it impacts the entire area.”

Tokai pair rescued off Kommetjie Two Tokai men whose boat capsized in Kommetjie at the weekend are safe. National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Kommetjie station commander Tom Coetzee says on Sunday 17 November at 09:38 reports of a capsized boat were received

and a crew was sent out. “On arrival we rescued Jonathan Tucker (31) and Kyle Goulden (29), both from Tokai. We also recovered their 3m inflatable paddle boat,” he says. The men were both brought safely to shore, unharmed.

Cape Consumers shares R37-million annual bonus Cape Consumers announced last week that it will pay a whopping R37 million into the accounts of its 42 000 cardholders in its much anticipated 2013 bonus payout this month. “While this means cardholders will have additional money for Christmas and holiday shopping, the payout should bring further cheer to stores in the Western Cape and beyond over the festive season.” So says Monty Stephenson, acting managing director at Cape Consumers. He says that cardholders’ spend grew by 4% during Cape Consumers’ financial year, which ended on 6 July 2013. Cardholder turnover, which broke through the billion rand barrier for the first time in 2013, reached a total of R1.03 billion by the company’s financial year end. “The highest bonus to be paid into a cardholder’s account is R30 023 and the bonus for the top 100 cardholders is an average of R8 941 this year,” says Stephenson. “The latest bonus brings the total of the annual bonuses paid to cardholders over the past five years to more than R186 million.” Annual bonuses are shared among cardholders every November in proportion to the amount they spend during

Cape Consumers’ financial year at any of the 5 600 stores nationwide that accept the b-Smart card. With the bonus comprising up to 5% of cardholders’ expenditure at these stores, the more one shops using the b-Smart card, the higher the bonus is likely to be. In addition, consumers don’t have to be cardholders for a full year to qualify for a bonus. Speculating on next year’s bonus, Stephenson believes cardholder turnover should break another record. “We have recently seen encouraging results posted by Shoprite and Pick n Pay of turnover growth of between 8% and 10%. This suggests South African consumers are possibly seeing an upturn in the economic environment,” says Stephenson. Cape Consumers seeks to increase cardholders’ spend over the next five years to achieve its vision of developing a supplier network and product offering tailored for the family. It has also sought to delight cardholders through a new web-based customer relationship management and transaction system. “This, combined with an experienced team, enables Cape Consumers to drive efficiencies and deliver quality service,” says Stephenson.

TRAINING: Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) hosted a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Day at Blue Route Mall in Tokai. The CPR Day is a national initiative of the Resuscitation Council of South Africa, geared towards raising awareness about CPR through free demonstrations of CPR in public places. EMT performed a CPR flash mob to kick-off the day. The flash mob was well received by the many members of the public who were frequenting the mall. They were surprised when this impromptu CPR demonstration began. PHOTO: EMT


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PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Thursday, 21 November 2013

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Hit pause

You would be excused to think the world is in decline – even more than it is. Floods in the Philippines, flash floods in the Cape, an earthquake in Johannesburg. In Cape Town CBD, a building collapsed after the heavy rains and in Durban a mall reportedly caved in, killing one person. Added to the apocalyptic weather, there’s Christmas barging its way into our collective psyche. So it’s a mad flurry of making mental notes of essential must-haves (which clearly aren’t), double-check bookings for getaways and doing a 007 manoeuvre to figure out what gifts to take your hosts. And as the big day looms, frustration mounts. There’s filling Christmas stockings, checking those ever-lengthening lists at least twice to make sure all bases are covered. Then there’s social media adding to the chaos we simply can’t live without. Constant posts slipping into your Facebook newsfeed about road death tolls and the escalating crime rate, and the gnawing worry if loved ones are safe. The expected road death tolls combined with the persistent escalating crime rate would play on the mind when making sure your loved ones are safe. There’s a sane, sensible part of your mind quietly observing your lunatic behaviour and it’s going: “Tsk! Tsk!” Yes, it disapproves of your manic behaviour this season. So, be kind to yourself. Please. What possible reason is there to try rearranging the world because it’s been negatively reinforced since childhood. Hit pause – you’ll find you will like it. Reflect, take stock and give yourself some time to be at peace with yourself and your world. Think of the less fortunate, think of those trapped in dire poverty. Think. Have a calmer holiday. You need it.

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Scoop your pet’s poop I am thoroughly sick and tired of clearing dog excrement from the verge outside my property, (despite) the City of Cape Town City requesting residents to maintain the area and keep it tidy. I am certain there is a bylaw which enforces dog owners to clean up after their animals do their business in a public place. Many People’s Post readers have visited the UK and other countries where this ruling is strictly enforced and dog owners can

be subjected to quite a hefty fine if they disobey the law. However, in this part of the world if a law exists, it is totally ignored. I would, therefore, (like to) ask dog owners to show some consideration for the owners of the properties and adjoining verges used by their animals as a toilet. Carry a plastic bag and a “pooper-scooper” and clean up after your animals. R F GUY, Meadowridge

Gasping at the high cost of shopping This is one letter I may have a problem to really express what (all people) are experiencing to place a meagre menu on the table. My wife and I went to a supermarket to buy a few basic food items. The prices made us gasp and place back the items due to the (cost). These are not scarce products one has to struggle to manufacture or grow and where high price tags are justified, but are produced in mass in our fields and in factories. When a farmer produces livestock or vegetables in bulk and takes this bulk to the market, surely the consumer must benefit at the till. A producer cannot store their products; they will not make a living. They have to get their products to the markets; to make the market buy the products (they) have to fit the consumers’ pockets. The supermarkets price the goods so high the consumer cannot afford to buy. What happens to the full racks and the production lines at the factory or farm? Who are these high prices benefiting: A few fat cats; definitely not us. By reading the local attitude and appetite I predict that shortly service delivery issues

will be placed down the ladder as the larder becomes too expensive to load. Let us be realistic: the majority of South Africans will have to look at a political party that has the food price issue on the placards and the call for an affordable menu on the polling platforms. The public is also fully aware of the due-by date policy that is being practised. This cannot sell foodstuffs. Rather than benefit the consumer (it) is given to farm animals and the next batch is priced to cover that loss. An empty pot brews a rather vicious citizen who (may) turn to crime, turn to civil disobedience or both. It is time government pays attention to the soon starving society and implement drastic price control policies. They should go so far as to invest in government shopping centres that will keep the private entrepreneurs in line with the cost of living. If your fo not believe me, go shopping and see for yourselves. You will come out with a sparsely filled trolley. KEITH BLAKE, Ottery

Heartfelt thanks for donation to shelter On behalf of Shelter of Hope in Retreat I would like to thank the Christ Church of Constantia for their donation towards our feeding scheme.

Thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated. THERESA JONES, Retreat

Contest a is drag The Miss Universe Contest can be a drag, though it gives countries a chance to brag. Their beauties on show are pleasing to some, but a few of the girls really look dumb. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say, and they showed this on the TV the other day. Why is it then more often than not, that a blue-eyed blonde gets the winning spot? Blonde hair and blue eyes is a very good match, though others, with their eyes, the men do catch. Beauty and brains we don’t often find; this combination, we know, is a special kind. The way a girl walks may catch the eye, but it’s mainly her shape that makes men sigh. A well-sculptured face that is made to lure, with matching skin that is clean and pure. This contest, some say, is a cattle run, but I’m sure the girls have lots of fun. Meeting other people from faraway lands, and dancing to the tune of rhythmic bands. Some prizes they win for being what they are, can certainly help them go quite far. Those that lose of the experience will tell, to the budding young girls who grow up so well. I’ve got nothing against it, it can be good. If the girls didn’t like it do you think they would keep on trying to get to the top of the next Miss Universe beauty crop? CECILE GIDDEY, Plumstead

Your SMSes . All abandoned houses cause problems. The owner should sell or lease the house. J. Crossland . Yes, the abandoned house does pose a problem. I live nearby. It should be renovated, leased, torn down or sold! Kate Cluer, Wynberg . Lease the abandoned house to Miracle Kidz Safe House – they need another one house. . I think it is a beautiful house; it should be upgraded, but two semis, looking the same, would also be nice. . I’d like to buy the house at 27 Orient Road. I live in a wendy house in Hout Bay with my husband and two kids.


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PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Thursday, 21 November 2013

V Meadowridge: The Lions Club of Bergvliet will host a book sale at the Meadowridge Park ’n Shop from 08:00 until 12:15. Phone Sandy on (021) 762 1048 for further details.

Friday 22 November V Wynberg: A solo exhibition of spiritual paintings by Hanna von Maltitz will open at Novalis Ubuntu in Rosmead Avenue at 17:30. The exhibition will run until Sunday 22 December and can be viewed during business hours. Phone (021) 797 1857 for further details.

V Hout Bay: The Friends of Hout Bay Museum will hold a circular walk to Sandy Bay, with walkers meeting at Sunset Rocks car park at 08:00. The Grade 2B hike, led by Mike Hime, is expected to last up to four hours. Phone (021) 790 6307.

Saturday 23 November V Meadowridge: Constantiaberg Pre-Primary School will host a country chic Christmas market from 09:00 until 13:00. Entry is free and crafts will be on sale. Phone Lara on 082 684 6087.

Sunday 1 December V Constantia: The South African Society of Artists (Sasa) will host Arts in the Park at Groot Constantia Estate from 09:30 until 17:00. Sasa members will have stalls and estate wines will be on sale. Call (021) 671 8941 or email secretary@sasa-artists.co.za.

V Plumstead: A car boot sale will be held at Plumstead Presbyterian Church in Victoria Road from 07:00 until noon. Admission is R45 per trading car. Phone Pam Miller on (021) 762 1376 for additional information.

Tuesday 3 December

Sunday 24 November V Hout Bay: The Friends of the Hout Bay Museum will host a walk along the old Military Road to Klein Gibraltar Fort, and then explore East Fort. Walkers are to meet outside the museum at 08:30. Phone (021) 790 2008. V Constantia: The Alphen Antiques and Collectables Fair will be held at the Alphen Community Centre hall in Constantia Main Road from 10:00 until 16:00. Entry is free. Phone Des on 084 626 7499. Thursday 28 November V Meadowridge: A seminar on dealing with grief will be held at

RAINBOW STARS: Honing the talent of disadvantaged performers is what Cape Town’s Rainbow Academy has become famous for. In 2010, audiences were amazed to how the talent of 10 previously untrained youths could be shaped and honed in just six months on the Cape Town Show. Now you can enjoy the talents of some of the more recent graduates of the Rainbow Academy during a fundraising dinner at the Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa on Saturday 30 November. Tickets cost R400 or R4 000 for a table of 10. The dress code is formal or traditional. For more information contact Denay Willie on denay@rainbowacademy. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Meadowridge Baptist Church in Ladies Mile Road at 19:30. For further details contact Sue on (021) 712 1218 or sue@mbc.org.za. V Hout Bay: The Friends of Hout Bay Museum will hold a sundowner chat at the museum at 18:30. Professor

Alan Morris will talk on Crime, evidence and science: developing forensic anthropology in South Africa. Refreshments will be on sale. Admission is R30 for members and R40 for visitors. Phone the museum on (021) 790 3270 for additional information.

V Diep River: The Seniors of Musgrave Park will hold a Bingo afternoon at the home in Old Kendal Road from 14:00 to 16:00. All proceeds will go to the Diep River Police Station trauma room. Phone Selené on (021) 715 6267. V Diep River: The Seniors of Musgrave Park will hold an evening of song with the Salvation Army band and choir at 19:30. Donation of R5. Call Selené on (021) 671 8941.

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Monday 9 December

V Wynberg: The Corpus Christi Catholic Church will host a food fair at St Augustine’s Primary School from noon until 19:00. Phone (021) 761 3337 for additional information.

V Constantia: The Diep River Community Police Forum’s annual meeting will be held at the Alphen Hall at 19:00. All residents in the precinct are welcome. Phone Nils on (021) 701 5530.


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PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Thursday, 21 November 2013

Magical and musical

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unset Boulevard recenlty opened to a standing ovation at Theatre on the Bay, where it runs until Saturday 4 January. Sunset Boulevard won seven Tony Awards in 1995, including Best Musical, and boasts one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable and haunting scores. Based on the Billy Wilder film, the play weaves a moving tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition.

Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by Tinsel Town with the advent of “talkies”. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.

STAR OF THE SHOW: Angela Kilian, the lead actress in Sunset Boulevard, with theatre producer Pieter Toerien. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

HAIR PAIR: Actors Kyle Grant and Rhys Hewitt-Williams.

RAZZLE DAZZLE:Sunset Boulevard cast members Mila De Biaggi, Anton Luitingh and Bronwyn Reddy relax after the show.

SMILES: Brent Adams and Eugene Yiga.

STAR STUDDED: Alan Committie with Sunset Boulevard lead actor Jonathan Roxmouth

School news

TICKLING THE IVORIES: Caitlin Reinecke from Westcott Primary School achieved 90% for her Jazz Piano exam. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

AIDING OTHERS: Timothy Roux, a Grade 6 pupil at Westcott Primary School was recently awarded a First Aid Level 1 certificate from the Baseline Paramedical Services and Training Academy. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


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PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Thursday, 21 November 2013

YOU & YOUR SOCIAL GRANT: SOCIAL GRANT REVIEWS

SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), is responsible for the management and payment of social grants. SASSA must ensure that the right social grant is paid to the right person at the right time and place by conducting social grant reviews. WHAT IS A SOCIAL GRANT REVIEW? SASSA is required by law, to ensure that only eligible beneficiaries receive social grants. This entails SASSA checking that a beneficiary’s circumstances still make them eligible for a social grant. Social Grant Reviews also assist SASSA in addressing and eradicating fraud. SASSA CALLS ON ALL THOSE BENEFICIARIES, WHO HAVE RECEIVED CERTIFIED REVIEW LETTERS ,TO ENSURE THAT THEIR SOCIAL GRANT IS REVIEWED. THIS PROCESS MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE NEAREST SASSA CONTACT POINT. FRAIL AND BEDRIDDEN BENEFICIARIES MAY ESTABLISH CONTACT WITH THE NEAREST SASSA LOCAL OFFICE TO ARRANGE FOR A HOME VISIT.

YOU ARE STILL REQUIRED TO REVIEW YOUR SOCIAL GRANT EVEN IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE RE-REGISTRATION PROCESS. WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT REVIEWING YOUR SOCIAL GRANT? SASSA issues notices to review your social grant via registered mail to beneficiaries informing them that they will be allowed a period of 03 months to complete the review process. Should a beneficiary fail to review within the stipulated time frame, the social grant may be suspended. WHERE CAN YOU COMPLETE THE SOCIAL GRANT REVIEW PROCESS? You may complete the social grant review process at your nearest SASSA contact point. SASSA has also established additional contact points specifically for the completion of the social grant review process. Please refer to the table below to identify the SASSA contact point most convenient for you.

ATHLONE LOCAL OFFICE PERIOD:

15 August 2013 to 15 December 2013 & 15 January 2014 to 31 March 2014

MITCHELLS PLAIN LOCAL OFFICE PERIOD:

15 AUGUST 2013 TO 15 DECEMBER 2013 & 15 JANUARY 2014 TO 31 MARCH 2014

VENUE: Dulcie September Small Hall

VENUE: Portlands Indoor Centre

15, 16, 19, 23,26, 29, 30 August 2013

19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 August 2013.

9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 20, 23, 26,27, 30 September 2013

2,3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18, 23,25,30 September 2013.

7,8,10,14,15,21,22,25,28,29,31 October 2013

1,2,7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,28,19,30 October 2013.

7, 8, 11,12, 14, 18, 22, 25 November 2013

4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,25,26,27 November 2013.

2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12 December 2013

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15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28,29 January 2014

15,20,21,22,27,28,29 January 2014.

7, 10, 11,12, 17, 18,20, 24, 25, 26 February 2014

3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18,19,25, 25, 26 February 2014.

7,10,11,12,18,19, 20, 24, 25,26, 31 March 2014

3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18,19,24,25,26 March 2014.

WYNBERG LOCAL OFFICE

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DATES: Monday to Friday every week

VENUE: William Herbert Sport Centre August 2013

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VENUE Du Noon service point

September 2013 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 25, 26, 30

Joe Slovo service point

October 2013 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Martin Adams Hall (Ysterplaat)

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PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Thursday, 21 November 2013

Invitation to try out for Flat Spin Auditions for Flat Spin, a comedic farce by Derek Royle, will be held at Rendezvous in Promenade Road, Muizenberg on Wednesday 27 November at 19:30. Directed by Wendy Goddard for the Muizenberg Dramatic Society, the play will run at the Masque Theatre in March. The play tells the story of a mouse, an aspirant model, an incompetent electrician, an Italian film director who can’t

speak English and a walk-in cupboard. Mistaken identities and cover-ups abound revolving around the efforts of a young couple to keep their marriage secret. Auditions will be held for four women aged 20 to 80 and six men aged 20 to 80. Rehearsals for the play will commence on Saturday 7 December. Contact Goddard on 083 414 7003 or wendygoddard@xsinet.co.za.

NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE SUBCOUNCILS: NOVEMBER 2013

FAMFEST: FAMILY FUN

‘Care clown’ to act L

ocal actress Nicola Jackman will entertain children with hope, love and possibility as MAfrika with her debut appearance at the FamFest at the Constantia Sports Complex on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December. The Constantia resident originally created MAfrika as a “care clown” visiting hospitals. But the character has developed a life of her own and now stars in an interactive show which teaches children how to release fear, laugh and learn that love is the most powerful choice. Jackman describes herself as a “fear fighter and joy activist”. Aimed at children aged four to 12, the

Notice is hereby given that the meeting of the 24 subcouncils for the City of Cape Town will take place at the time and venue indicated in the schedule below: Subcouncil Venue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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Council Chambers, Royal Ascot, Bridle Way, Milnerton Kraaifontein Council Chambers, Brighton Road, Kraaifontein Council Chambers, Voortrekker Road, Goodwood Parow Council Chambers, Tallent Street, Parow Council Chambers, corner of Jakkalsvlei Avenue and Kiaat Road, Bonteheuwel Bellville Council Chambers, Bellville Civic Centre, Voortrekker Road, Bellville Durbanville Council Chambers, corner of Queen and Oxford Street, Durbanville Strand Council Chambers, corner of Fagan Street and Main Road, Strand Andile Msizi Hall, Thandazo Drive Site B, Khayelitsha Lookout Hill Tourism Facility, corner of Spine Road and Mew Way, Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha Dulcie September Civic Centre (minor hall), corner of Klipfontein and Protea Street, Athlone Lentegeur Civic Centre, corner of Melkbos and Merrydale Road, Mitchells Plain Fezeka Council Chambers, corner of NY1 and Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu Fezeka Council Chambers, corner of NY1 and Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu Raven Room, First Floor, Pinelands Training Centre, Central Square, St Stephens Road, Pinelands Council Chambers, 11th Floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town Dulcie September Civic Centre (minor hall), corner of Klipfontein and Protea Street, Athlone Subcouncil Chambers, corner of Buck Road and Sixth Avenue, Lotus River Council Chambers, Central Circle, Fish Hoek Council Chambers, Alphen Centre, Main Road, Constantia Council Chambers, Van Riebeeck Road, Kuils River Strand Council Chambers, corner of Fagan Street and Main Road, Strand Colorado Community Centre, corner of Weltevreden and Rosewood Drive, Mitchells Plain Khayelitsha Training Centre, corner of Lwandle Road and Spine Road, Khayelitsha

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The following policies and plans are open for public consultation during the month of November 2013. These policies and plans are available for scrutiny at subcouncil offices and interested parties may comment on these policies:

Draft Universal Access Policy Naming of seven unnamed footbridges crossing over Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Rhodes Drive. Second amendment of Informal Trading By-law

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SUMMER VIBES: Music fans are gearing up for the 22nd annual Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concert Series at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The series kicks off with a concert by one of South Africa’s favourite bands, Prime Circle, on Sunday 24 November. Fresh off two European tours, the band has been on the local music scene for the past 11 years. They have released five albums, with a string of chart-toppers, including their latest album Evidence – released last November. They have shared the stage with rock giants such as 3 Doors Down, Alter Bridge, Metallica, Seether, Good Charlotte and Simple Plan. The concert will run from 17:30 until 19:00; gates open at 16:00. Tickets cost R120 for adults and R85 for children aged six to 21. Book your place at www.webtickets.co.za. For more information phone (021) 799 8783 or (021) 799 8620. Alternatively visit www.sanbi.org. WIN! People’s Post readers stand the chance to win one of five double tickets. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter. PHOTO: CHARL PRETORIUS/ PRETOGRAPHY.COM

TREAT: The Cape Dance Company’s annual end-of-year season has become a highly anticipated event on the Cape Town dance calendar. Artistic director Debbie Turner has commissioned two new works for this season, KeepCover by Canadian choreographer Joshua Beamish and Bolero by Christopher L Huggins. The Cadence season will be performed at the Artscape Theatre from Thursday 28 November to Saturday 7 December at 19:30 and also at 15:00 on the final day. Tickets range between R120 and R140, and are available from Computicket or Artscape Dial-A-Seat on (021) 421 7695. People’s Post is giving away two double tickets to the show. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


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SA’s best fighters collide at UMF

CALLED UP: Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School pupil Cameron van Rensburg (centre) was called up to the Western Province under-11 cricket team. Cameron is flanked by his Cricket School of Excellence coaches Ryan Maron (left) and Patient Charumbira.

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lory, national titles and a shot at international gold will be on the line when the national muaythai championships crash into Cape Town next month. The Ultimate Muaythai Fight Night (UMF) will see several of South Africa’s top Muaythai exponents battle it out. Two titles will be up for contention on the night and top performers could also be selected to participate in the inaugural African Championships and World Championships next year. Sifu Quinton Chong, founder of Dragon Power, says only the best will be selected to the SA team. “We like to have full teams (for international tournaments), but it’s not just about going there to represent (South Africa) because we want to get medals,” he says. “We want the strongest guys to go; the guys who we think are going to make it. Most of the guys we take have a chance to win medals.” TRAINING HARD: Jarred Rothwell (left) trains with Chong adds all fighters will as- Quinton Chong ahead of his national title fight next semble at Dragon Power, head month. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES camp of the South Africa AmaRothwell beat Khuboni on points last teur Muaythai Federation, for a monthlong course before the international tour- year, but is treating the fight as if he’s facing the former SA champion for the first naments. The top-billed fight will see Jarred “Roth- time. “I can’t underestimate him just bewieler” Rothwell facing off against Ceeh cause I’ve beaten him before,” he says. “He has obviously studied me, so he will Khuboni for the national professional title. Rothwell, an Observatory resident, re- know what to do and not to do – the same cently returned from competing against the on my side. I want to beat him again, but world’s best at the SportAccord World Com- I also want to beat myself. I want to put on a better performance than the last time we bat Games in Russia. Widely considered to be the best went head-to-head.” UMF will take place at Dragon Power in muaythai fighter in South Africa, he says the experience made him a better fighter. Paarden Eiland on Saturday 7 December. Fighters from the Eastern Cape, Durban, “I feel like it has matured me in the sport; it has (prepared me) mentally. Being physi- Johannesburg, Free State and Western cally ready is the easy part,” Rothwell says. Cape will participate. The African Championships will take “It makes you believe in yourself; that you can challenge the people at the top. place in Morocco from Thursday 23 to SatThat’s where I feel where I now have the urday 25 January and the World Championedge. I fought at that level and did so well. ships will take place in Langkawi, Malaysia from Thursday 1 to Saturday 10 May. It gives me a lot of confidence.”

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aseball officials have accused the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) of poor administration. DCAS selected Devonshire Baseball Club to partner with Fairmount High and Montague’s Gift Primary schools as part a sport development programme, leading to the club’s junior ranks swelling as a result. But the chairpersons of Grassy Park’s Crusaders Baseball Club and Ottery’s Thistle Baseball Club have questioned why their clubs were overlooked for the programme. Thistle chairperson Garth van Eeden says the club has been developing the sport in the area for many years. “Last year Devonshire had one senior and one junior team. They haven’t been doing de-

velopment at any of the schools in those areas, while we did. I hold coaching clinics at those schools,” Van Eeden says. “Montague’s Gift Primary knows about baseball because of the clinics. The head coach at the school told me he has been mandated to send the kids to Devonshire Baseball Club.” Crusaders chairperson Clinton Fortune believes either Thistle or Crusaders should have been selected as the club to head the programme. “Devonshire moved into a area where there have been clubs for 30 years,” he says. “Now they are depleting other club’s playing resources.” Devonshire’s partnership with the schools forms part of the DCAS Mass Participation, Opportunity and Access, Development and Growth (MOD) Centre programme.

The MOD centre programme see schools provide recreational sport and other extramural activities to pupils. It also allows schools to focus on particular sport codes or activities. Baseball was selected as the focus code for Montague’s Gift and Fairmount and, as per procedure, the closest club to the school was selected as the partner. The schools are then provided with all necessary equipment for the sport, while coaches from the club coach at the schools, either on a voluntary basis or as employees of DCAS. Players from the school can then join the partner club or other clubs. Van Eeeden believes the club should be selected based on its history of development, while Fortune believes the club that has been in the area longer should be given preference. He also suggests clubs should be allowed to apply to head the programme in a

tender process. But DCAS spokesperson Daniel Johnson says the process does not allow for this. “The strategy is to link local schools to local clubs,” he says. “The strategy determined the outcome of the process. Tender processes are generally linked to procurement and the Public Finance Management Act.” Johnson adds the pupils at schools with focus codes are allowed to join any club. “While there is a relationship between Montague’s Gift and Devonshire, (pupils) may join any club of their choice,” he says. “This message will certainly be communicated to all our coaches.” The procedure does also not allow for the best suited club to be selected, he adds. Crusaders currently play in the Major League, while Devonshire play in the Promotion League.

Rowing to nowhere for a worthy cause LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT Two southern suburbs men aim to row themselves into the history books when they attempt 48 hours of non-stop rowing next month. Noordhoek resident Greg Hunt and Graeme Colman from Plumstead plan to use one fan rowing machine and take one to two hour turns rowing and resting. The pair hope to raise money for charity with the event Rowed to Nowhere. But the original idea was to prove anything is possible, they say. It was during a hike in Noordhoek that the idea came to mind, Colman says. “We were talking about people, optimism, pessimism and being realistic and unrealistic,” he says. “The whole unrealistic thing came from a Will Smith quote: he says being realistic is the most commonly travelled path to mediocrity and that you have to be unrealistic and challenge yourself to overcome hurdles. So we decided to do something that is completely unrealistic to us.” The pair aim to row the equivalent of 648 km during the planned period and are currently hard at work in training. The event will not only test Hunt and Col-

man’s strength and fitness, but also their determination, willpower and mental strength. Hunt says the event was designed to be mentally and physical exhausting. “It’s brutal and monotonous; that’s what we wanted – something that is going to be as mental as it is physical,” he says. “That monotony of sitting on a rower inside, rather than being outside, and the sleep deprivation will be tough.” He adds the little sleep they will get is what sets Rowed to Nowhere apart from other extreme endurance events. “During many of these multi-day events people will sleep at night, be refreshed in the morning and continue,” Hunt says. “I know that once you start introducing a little element of sleep deprivation, the wheels start falling off. You really have to focus and motivate yourself.” Hunt and Colman will also have to eat while on the machines, so to use their breaks for nothing but resting. They plan to overcome the monotony and sleep deprivation with good music and have invited anyone interested in assisting to the venue, to join in and match them stroke for stroke or just cheer them on. The charities which will benefit from the event are the Goodsport Trust and Pink

READY TO ROW: Graeme Colman (left) and Greg Hunt aim to row non-stop for 48 hours for charity. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES Drive. The Trust provides sports to underprivileged communities in the Southern Peninsula, while Pink Drive is a breast cancer awareness charity. Hunt and Colman hope donors will split the amount they want to donate between the two organisations.

Donations can be made at www.givengain.com. Rowed to Nowhere will take place at the Porter Estate in Tokai from Friday 20 December at 19:00 until 19:00 on Sunday 22 December. For more information or to assist call Colman on 082 468 3943.

Peoples post constantia 21 nov 2013  

Peoples post constantia 21 nov 2013

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