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BAREFOOT FORWARD: The Put Foot Foundation launched its National Barefoot Day initiative on Friday. The project encourages participants to go barefoot on Tuesday 18 June for one hour or a few minutes to experience what most South African children go through every day. As part of the launch, the foundation’s creators and 30 volunteers dropped off new footwear at impoverished schools on the Cape Flats. Here some of the ecstatic recipients show off their new shoes. For more information visit nationalbarefootday.co.za. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
KIRSTENHOF: PLAN TO REKINDLE SECTOR POLICING
Aim to rebuild relations TARRENLEE HABELGAARN
ESTORING trust in the police can be done through opening the doors of communication. This is the view of Kirstenhof Police Station spokesperson Warrant Officer Rodney Franks. He said they would like to rekindle sector policing in the area. “Each police precinct has sectors and each has its own commander who is the best person to contact, not only for emergencies but also to identify hotspots and problems in a specific area,” says Franks. He points out that often police tend to forget the importance of getting back to the community and that is what they are aiming to change.
“The community often says the police is hiding things and aren’t communicating well. “When it comes to crime or getting back to them on issues which concern them, this is where we want to show our transparency,” he says. To this end, in the next financial year the station will focus on creating a close channel of communication between the sector commanders and the media. “If they are educated on how to address the media and inform the media of their community operations, the information reaches the people faster and there isn’t a wait for information to be released. It also helps when information is needed on a specific sector because no one knows the area better than the sector commander,” says Franks.
The Kirstenhof policing precinct is divided into two sectors separated by the M3. Sector one – which includes Tokai, Pollsmoor, Westlake, Steenberg Estate and Constantia – is commanded by Constable Melvin Beukes. Sector two, which is under the command of Constable Sandra Wilson, includes Kirstenhof, part of Retreat, part of Steenberg, Kreupelbosch and Meadowridge. “We will be watching the sector commanders closely during this financial year to improve on things which didn’t work so well during the previous financial year.” Franks says the new approach is to be involved with the community. “We identified the fact that we’re doing things in isolation.” He says sector commanders will be “out
in the field and interacting with their communities”. He emphasised the importance of cooperating with other stations. “Knowing if other stations have made an arrest is important because you can then try and link those arrested to crimes in your own precinct.” Beukes identified property-related crimes as a major concern for sector one. “I plan to do more patrols and joint operations with neighbourhood watches to create high visibility in the area,” says Beukes. Wilson says theft out of and theft of motor vehicles was a worry in sector two. “Blue Route Mall and Main Road are the areas being targeted for theft out of motor vehicles and bakkies are now being targeted as the most common cars to be stolen,” says Wilson.
PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Tuesday, 4 June 2013
ELDERLY: A NEED FOR BETTER GRANTS
Twilight time turns to worry years TAMMY PETERSEN
HEY should be leading a comfortable life, sipping tea while surrounded by family and grandchildren. Instead, thousands of elderly people face dire financial straits, loneliness and circumstances so bleak, they are simply waiting to die to be free of their worries. With World Elder Abuse Day a week away, no end seems in sight to decrease the worry lines forming on the faces of the aged. More needs to be done to develop activities and opportunities for the elderly so that they aren’t “simply treated like dead wood”, elder care activists say. But while lobbyists try to shed light on
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this reality, older people continue to struggle on, not very hopeful of a change in their situations. With a monthly income of just over R1 200, Moira is amazed that she manages to eat every night. She has only one cup of bitter black tea a day because sugar and milk is too expensive. To save on electricity, she bathes in cold water. “I gave up luxuries many moons ago,” the 68-year-old says. “Now I just live from day to day, hoping there’s going to be enough money for me to buy something to eat tomorrow.” Moira worked as a child minder for a Sea Point couple for 40 years. She gave up her job when her husband was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago. At that point, she was the breadwinner in her home. Her partner of 50 years was retrenched when he turned 52. He had been working as a casual labourer for over 30 years at a printing factory. “He didn’t have a pension plan and all his boss gave him on his last day of work was an extra R2 000 and a pat on the back. He never had a job again – nobody wanted to hire a man so close to retiring age.” He died in 2005. Moira has been on her own since. She pays R600 a month to live in the tiny wendy house in the backyard of a church member. An old black and white TV is her only source of diversion. She hardly has any furniture as there is only space for her bed, a dilapidated cupboard and a broken fridge in which she stores her perishables. After she has paid for the roof over her head, she starts working miracles with the remaining money. “I pay R200 for electricity to my landlord. Once I skipped a payment because I had to pay for my burial fund and they left me without light for a month. I don’t like the dark,” she shudders. The remaining R400 is used for vegetables and other staples. Her supper consists of rice and vegetables because she can’t afford meat. The change goes towards odds and ends like rat poison and insect killers to get rid of the critters who have infested her modest home. “I don’t know when last I bought myself a treat like cake or my favourite sugar-coated sweets,” Moira says sadly. “But that’s okay – the Lord still provides me with food every night.” Government should be ashamed of the pittance granted to pensioners, says Derek Kloppers, spokesperson of the Concerned Pensioners Organisation. The group, supported by hundreds of aged residents from across the city, recently took to the streets and handed over a memorandum to parliament demanding a review and increase of the grant. They are still awaiting feedback. “It is a disgrace that, at our age, we should be worried about where our supper is going to come from,” an incensed Kloppers says.
TRAUMA: Financial worries and loneliness are but two of the countless issues facing the elderly. PHOTO: TAMMY PETERSEN “The people who built this country and who were the backbone of the economy are now being treated as a liability. After being independent and self-sufficient all our lives, we are now forced to beg and borrow to sustain ourselves. It is despicable that we are being deprived.” Desperate pensioners have resorted to eating pet food or dry bread to survive, he continues. “It is a shameful secret, but a reality that needs to be exposed. People are dying not of old age but of hardship. Give us back our dignity. We are the people who have laid the foundation of this country.” A lack of finance has also led to people no longer able to afford private healthcare as more pensioners head to State facilities to save money. Beatrice (73) suffers from high blood pressure and arthritis, but says she hasn’t been to her local day hospital in months as she can no longer manage to stand in endless queues while waiting for assistance. “My knees can’t handle the strain,” she says, rubbing her legs through her threadbare trousers. “We elderly people don’t get any special treatment – we also have to wait more than 12 hours for help. People push and shove us out of the way so that they can get done quicker while we sit on the hard benches or lean against walls for support, patiently waiting our turn. I can’t take it any more,” she says. Elizabeth Bantom, a public health activist who has been lobbying for improved services for over 30 years, says it is essential that all people speak up about the long wait. “It is understandable that emergency cases be handled as a priority, but people such as the elderly should also be given preferences as they cannot be expected to wait so long,” she says.
But apathy and an unwillingness to speak up is the reason service delivery is at such a low level. “If you are unhappy, make your voice heard. If you feel you need assistance urgently, say so. If you don’t inform those in charge that the situation is serious, how do you expect to be helped?” But money and healthcare are not the only factors adding to their gray hairs. Agatha (69) lives on her own in a retirement village. Despite suffering from dementia and arthritis, she cooks, cleans and does her own washing. Although they live less than 10km away, her two children visit only twice a month. “I love seeing them,” she says. “I just wish they would come around more often.” The only time Agatha ventures further than her front gate is to go to church or to collect her high blood pressure medication at the local day hospital. Most of her time is spent listening to the radio. “My husband died six years ago so it’s just me now,” she says sadly. “It’s not nice being on your own.” She lives for every second Tuesday for her church’s pensioners’ group get-together for tea and biscuits. “Jinne, chatting to them makes me feel so alive!” she laughs. “We joke and skinner while swopping recipes and huisraadjies. I never want those days to end.” She admits to sometimes feeling intense loneliness, but she gets over it with her “friends on the wireless”. “I don’t want to be a burden to my children. They have their own lives now, their own families to raise. But I love seeing them. They make me so happy and proud and my grandchildren are so beautiful! It’s like I don’t even want them to leave.” Berniece Lourens, a community worker who works with the elderly across the peninsula, says it is “a travesty when the offspring of the backbone of society turn their backs on the people who gave them life”. “There is nothing more heart-wrenching than seeing an old person shed tears of loneliness. Their own children don’t have time for them. They are supposed to be in the prime of the lives, but instead they are neglected and sidelined to fend for themselves. It is a shameful reality no one speaks about,” she says. Some even consider pension day as an outing, Lourens explains. “You will find them dressed up in the queues, desperately trying to make conversation with the other old people waiting for their turn. Communication is a human need. These people have stories to tell and memories to share. All they want is someone to listen.” A organisation is hoping to put the pensioners’ plight on the table and fight for solutions. The Metro South Older Persons’ Forum will be launched on Tuesday 11 June at the Athlone Community Hall at 10:00.
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PLUMSTEAD: COMMUTERS HAVE TO NEGOTIATE FLOODING
Treading water in subway
ERSISTENT flooding at the Plumstead subway has residents and commuters dreading the wet winter months ahead. Residents are voicing their concerns about the subway, on the corner of Southfield and Exeter roads, at Plumstead train station. They say the subway is constantly waterlogged, with to ankle deep. JB Small (66), a Southfield resident, says while one side of the subway station had cleared up on Thursday after rains, flooding at the station occurs frequently. “It is very inconvenient when this happens, especially if you are wearing sandals or open shoes,” says Small. “Suddenly you will get the flu and wonder why.” He uses the subway when visiting his daughter and says it is frustrating for many, including himself, to do so. “Something needs to be done about the problem before the winter months approach – whether it is fixing leaking pipes or whatever the problem is, it must be fixed,” says Small Plumstead resident Brian Charles is equally aggravated by the flooding. He and his wife were forced to take an alternative route two weeks ago because of the subway having been flooded. “My wife and I had to walk around the station using the overhead ramp to get to the other side, because they would not let us walk through the station, unless we bought tickets,” says Charles. He says the staff was “quite rude and not very understanding”. “There are many elderly people using the subway and when it is flooded they need to
DRY FOR NOW: The subway at Plumstead railway station is constantly waterlogged, says residents. walk a far distance to get to the other side which I don’t think is right,” he adds. Riana Scott, spokesperson for Metrorail, says: “Entering Metrorail premises by law requires the possession of a valid ticket.”
Seeing double on Facebook? MALHERBE NIENABER
reputation, gain access to your friends’ details and even ask for monTHE privacy of social media users is ey. Gavin Hetherington, managing diin the firing line following recent reports that Facebook profiles are be- rector of Neworder Industries, said Facebook does not recognise new ing duplicated. Experts say your profile can easily profiles created with details which be imitated and you will be oblivious already exist. “It is very easy to clone a profile if to the duplication. A cloner uses someone’s details on his/her profile details are available of where the perto create a new one which imitates son lives, works, their training and friends,” he said. the original. “Even if the person’s financial deWith the new profile the cloner can send messages which harms your tails are not there, it is still easy to destroy that person’s life.” Hetherington added cloning is usually done by people who seek revenge. They clone their victim’s Facebook profile and send humiliating messages to his/her friends. Jaco Swanepoel, a senior consultant at digital forensic firm Cyanre, says a person would not know about profile duplications until his/her friends inform them about it. The other way in which to notice if your Facebook profile has been cloned is “if you are a regular user and you see your friends have befriended someone with the same name and photo as you”, Swanepoel said. “The more information you have available, the easier it is to fool your friends.” The best way to prevent profile cloning is to revisit your security settings on Facebook and adjust the personal information you want known. Besides reporting the cloned DUPLICATIONS: Facebook accounts across the profiles to Facebook, there is very little users can do, world are allegedly being duplicated. FaceSwanepoel said. book users are being warned to not accept V Share your views. Starting with the friend requests from people who are already word “Post”, SMS your comments to their friends and to sharpen their security settings. PHOTO: TAMMY PETERSEN 32516. SMSes cost R1.
A vendor outside the subway, who wishes to remain unnamed, says she hears regular complaints from angry customers, who miss their buses or trains because of having to take the overhead bridge instead of the sub-
PHOTO: TARREN-LEE HABELGAARN
way. “People complain all the time and are angry and swear because they are late for their transport. The problem has been around for a while and usually gets worse in winter,” says the vender.
Comeuppance for car thief AN ALERT employee of a local store helped in the arrest of a Diep River car thief. Diep River police says a worker of a Plumstead pawn shop saw a man driving off in a Toyota Conquest on Thursday 16 May. Diep River Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Keith Chandler says a day later someone enquired at the store if anyone had seen his Toyota Conquest, which had been stolen
while parked in front of the shop. “The employee realised he had witnessed the theft and immediately alerted the police and the Diep River Community Improvement District,” says Chandler. The suspect (56) was detained the next week after a call from the employee. Police found Toyota keys, a screw driver and a knife. He is to have appeared last week.
PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Bringing home golden glory
OLD favours the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden team who put on a show of class at the Chelsea Flower Show in the UK. This is the 33rd time the garden is the recipient of this award, since its initial participation in the Chelsea Flower Show 38 years ago. “Winning gold is amazing and it puts South African flora in the top leagues of the international biodiversity and ecotourism arena,” says Sarah Struys, events manager at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. “This is a very special year for Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and the Chelsea Flower Show, because both celebrate their centenary birthdays.” The flower show is a garden show held over five days by the Royal Horticultural Society on the grounds of Royal Hospital in Chelsea, a pristine London suburb. It is believed to be the most famous flower show in the world, which attracts 157 000 visitors and 550 exhibitors from all continents. David Davidson and Raymond Hudson are the designers of this year’s Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden exhibition. It is their duty to come up with the concept and build the design.
“There’s never been an inside exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show and we wanted to create a space where people could feel what it’s like in the centre of the garden,” says Davidson. “I didn’t expect a gold medal, because there were many problems with the exhibit. I had to see the gold medal, before I believed it.” Struys says it costs R750 000 to exhibit in Chelsea, of which most funding and plants come from sponsors. “We have several South Africans who work as volunteers at the show; and we’ve learned that people in the United Kingdom like gardening, and tend to visit Kirstenbosch to see the flowers after the show,” says Struys. Meanwhile, Cape Town residents will be able to view the prize-winning exhibition at the V&A Waterfront in August. V&A Waterfront communications manager Carla White says the exhibition is an opportunity for visitors to see the unexpected and to introduce the prize-winning exhibition to the 100 000 visitors expected at Clock Tower Square. V Join the experienced guides for the Centenarian Walk at 10:00 on the third Saturday of every month. Walks are free after entry to the Garden. Booking is essential. Call (021)799 8783 or www.sanbi.org.za.
GOLD AWARD: The team who made it possible. From left are Andrew Jacobs (communications officer), Sarah Struys (marketing and events manager), Edgar van Gusling (lawn mower foreman), Cherise Viljoen (wholesale nursery manager), Alison Pekeur (events coordinator), Raymond Hudson (co-designer) and David Davidson (designer of the Kirstenbosch Chelsea Exhibit). PHOTO: SUPPLIED
FORGING FRIENDSHIPS: Advocate Paul Hoffman shares a joke with Mandy Harris (left) and Rona Smith at the Thursday Club lunch at Buitenverwachting Wine Estate in Constantia. PHOTO: SIMONE WILLIAMS
WELCOME WINDFALL: As part of the Spar Group’s 50th birthday celebration campaign, Plumstead resident Colleen McLoughlin (left) won R50 000 in a lucky draw. McLoughlin was one of many shoppers at the Prospur Kwikspar, who from Tuesday 2 April received 50% back of their purchases daily. These names were then entered into the national grand prize draw for R50 000. The management and staff of Prospur Kwikspar were very proud to have one of their own customers as a big winner and wishes to thank everyone who entered in the competition. Handing over the prize to McLoughlin is Prospur Kwikspar’s Tim Gibbs. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Judiciary steps in right direction SIMONE WILLIAMS IN SPITE of the challenges, the South African judiciary system can shape up. In his talk, titled How to choose judges for appointment to higher courts at Buitenverwachting Restaurant, advocate Paul Hoffman blamed the flawed selection process for the poor quality of judges. Hoffman addressed a rapt audience: “The Constitution is terse on the qualities of judges: any appropriately qualified person who is a fit and proper person may be so appointed. The need for the judiciary to reflect broadly the racial and gender composition of the country ‘must be considered when judicial officers are appointed’.” Hoffman continued: “How South Africa is ever going to achieve non-racial, non-sexist foundational values by so elevating issues of race and gender is not clear. It seems that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is still not ready to transcend the transformational imperatives that have bedevilled the transition to constitutional democracy started over 20 years ago.” In Hoffman’s opinion, this country has a long wait ahead before the JSC and the na-
tion demand judges truly worthy of their station in life – irrespective of race and gender. Until then the system will be plagued by postponements, delays and disgracefully long waiting periods for judgments, which will undermine public confidence in judges and the administration of justice, according to Hoffman. However, there is a glimmer of hope on the legal horizon. “Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo announced that it is the intention of the JSC to take disciplinary steps against judges who delay handing down judgments unduly. This is a salutary and welcome step.” Hoffman, who is director of the Centre of Constitutional Rights, lives in Noordhoek and is passionate about pursuing the promotion of accountability. In 2009 he set up the Institute for Accountability in South Africa (IFAISA). V The Thursday Club is a lunch group organised by Sandy Bailey. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information email SandyBailey@telkomsa.net or call (021) 685 8016. The next event, on Thursday 13 June, will feature Tony Leon. Leon will speak about his book The Reluctant Ambassador, which is an insight into diplomatic life in Argentina.
NIMBLE FINGERS: Thando Joqo, a pupil at Westlake Primary School, eagerly participated in the clean-up of the Westlake wetland. A group of 29 volunteers including residents, pupils and staff from the NCC Environmental Services and staff from the US Embassy – based in Westlake – teamed up to collect as much litter as they could. The clean-up, which took place on Thursday 23 May, was in celebration of National Biodiversity Day. Volunteers rummaged around in long grass and squeezed into tight places to collect the litter. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Tuesday, 4 June 2013
DIEP RIVER: NOT A ‘ONEMAN SHOW’
Kent now heads the CPF TARRENLEE HABELGAARN
“I would like to work on the ground and with the people out in the communiIEP River Community,” said Kent. ty Policing Forum Warrant Officer Keith (CPF) has a new chairChandler, spokesperson person. for the Diep River Police Michael Kent was apStation, identified house pointed to the position at burglaries and theft out of the CPF general meeting at and theft of motor vehicles Alphen Centre in Constanas the main crime concerns tia last week. in the area. It was an emotional fareHe did, however, add well as Cecil Watts handed that they have noticed a over the leadership. NEW CHIEF: Michael Kent. drop in theft of motor vehiWatts said: “I have enjoyed working with everyone here over the cles in the last month. “We are putting out a lot more operations years, but both my wife and I are retired and I would like to enjoy time together.” at hotspot areas, which have helped,” said He did, however, point out that he would Chandler. He said Sundays appeared to be the fastill assist with the Constantia Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association when voured day for this crime. Chandler also touched on the fact that ashe is able to. In his tribute, Tony Schreiber, of BKM, saults are becoming a big problem. “We are getting more reports of assault said honesty, integrity, passion and commitment were some of the characteristics cases at schools, as well as at the train station and in front of pubs,” explained Chanto describe Watts. “He has become a dear friend and a great dler. He also urged pupils to be aware of their mentor to many others,” said Schreiber. Watts, who has been living and doing surroundings when walking to and from business in the area for more than 40 years, school, as there has been an increase of athe has been chairperson for the Diep River tacks on pupils during those times. Both Chandler and Watts also thanked CPF for three years and has been instruthe volunteer medical staff, who assist with mental in training patrollers. Kent’s appointment is a step up from his drawing blood for drunk driving tests during operations. vice-chairpersonship of the CPF. “It saves us a lot of time when they are “Communicate with me and bear with me,” Kent implored. “I have been chairper- with us on operations and that is their little son of the CPF before and it was wonderful. bit to help the community,” said Chandler. He added: It just shows that our commu“I invite you to work with me. This is not a one-man show and I welcome your in- nity is against crime and we work well together.” put,” he said. Kent has been living in the area for many V Contact the Diep River police at (021) years and was principal of Southfield High School before retiring. He said once he had settled down and got accustomed to the neighbourhood watches, he aimed to work on a plan of action. “My first task will be to create a personal relationship and data base with all interested parties. I want to take people by the hand and work together,” said Kent. “There are many organisations overlapping and I would like to establish everyone’s roles and get them to (join forces).” He pointed out that he was not someone who likes to work in isolation or from a position of power.
Thieves strip ships in Hout Bay BLANCHÉ DE VRIES A RESTING place for sea birds. This is the only use for sunken fishing trawlers in Hout Bay Harbour after copper thieves struck. The wrecks, which were docked, greeted anglers and supporters of the recent South African National Tuna meet. Speaking anonymously, a resident said it is a difficult sight and cannot be hidden from visitors. “The ships belong to fishermen who possibly struggled to maintain them. That is why they are dilapidated.” He said thieves and abalone and crayfish poachers strip the ships of copper at night. Seven fishing boats have sunk, but remain visible in the harbour. “Everyone is aware of the problem, but nothing is or can be done to force the owners to get the boats seaworthy again,” the resident said. He said people are afraid to confront the thieves when they loiter at the harbour. “When the police pursue the poachers there are shootings. They have threatened me when I tried to stop them. They have no conscience and won’t hesitate to shoot.” A captain from Hout Bay, who wants to be unnamed, said the sunken ships have been a problem for the last three years. “The boats are in our way. About 17 of the docking stations are occupied by the sunken ships,” he said. A fisherman, who wanted to protect his identity, said the removal of the ships costs “an arm and a leg”. Fishermen who have useable boats are living in fear, wondering when the thieves will strike their ships.
TOP ARREST: Officers of a private security company (from left) Sindile Mbali, Peter Louw and Joseph Moketsi were rewarded for making arrests recently. They were treated to meal vouchers, courtesy of a local restaurant in Bergvliet. Between them, they recently conducted six arrests in the Meadowridge and Tokai areas. Most of these arrests were for house break-ins. “The quicker and combined response is largely due to the community radio network across the Valley. With the ongoing support from ADT, the Constantia Valley Information Centre was established in the Constantia Valley,” says Wayne Weimann, chairperson of the Bergvliet, Kreupelbosch and Meadowridge (BKM) neighbourhood. The security company has provided the staff and infrastructure to staff the community radio hub. Reports from the community can be made to the number 086 000 2669. This includes reports of suspicious activity, criminal incidents, burst water pipes, accidents, power failures and lost pets. The controllers will then activate the relevant role players to deal with the specific issue reported. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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Keep your furry friends warm D
ON’T leave your four-legged friend out in the cold. This appeal comes from the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, following more than 650 calls to their inspectorate control centre. These calls related to stray animals and animals seeking shelter in backyards throughout Cape Town. And there were 94 reports of animals denied shelter by irresponsible owners. The society believes these reports could be attributed to the icy cold and wet weather conditions currently being experienced in the city. With many more storms expected in the coming winter months, the SPCA warns pet owners to keep their animals safe and sheltered. Lamees Martin, spokesperson for the SPCA, says: “Animals naturally fear thunder storms, strong wind and rain and should, therefore, be indoors for their safety and your peace of mind or they will flee in search of shelter. The best place for a dog to be is inside a house. However, if your dogs live outside, make sure the kennel is water-
proof, and position the kennel so that it is not directly facing the wind and rain. Raise the kennel slightly off the ground to prevent dampness.” Cats are also susceptible to cold weather. Their paws can freeze and become raw, and both cats and dogs risk hypothermia in freezing conditions. Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature of an animal drops because it can’t keep it at its normal level. There are three phases of hypothermia – mild, moderate and severe. It may cause damage to the heart, irregular breathing and even a coma. “According to the Animals Protection Act (No 71 of 1962), it is an offence to confine, chain, and tether or secure any animal unnecessarily in such a manner that it causes the animal unnecessary suffering or in any place which affords inadequate space, ventilation, light or protection and shelter from the heat or cold,” says Martin. Protect your pets during winter with these tips: . Ensure that your animals have access to
shelter and warm bedding at all times. Preferably, allow them to sleep indoors. . If your dogs live outside during winter, add an extra handful of food to their daily meals. The cold weather makes them burn up more energy, and extra food will help them to meet these demands. . Don’t keep young animals outside in winter as they have not yet built up a resistance to the cold. Keep them indoors, in a warm environment. . Continue exercising your animals – don’t stop because of the weather. Ensure to dress warm and enjoy the outdoors with your pet. . Don’t forget to protect your animals against fleas and ticks. These parasites are present all year round. In winter they seek out warm places to live and will be more than happy to irritate the skin of your beloved pet. Don’t stop tick and flea control, but don’t dip your dog in the cold. Rather use an alternate product that can be applied to dry skin.
. Do not keep dogs on a chain outside in the cold. The SPCA opposes the chaining of dogs. It deprives the animal of its natural right to freedom of movement, it is cruel and causes mental and physical suffering. It may even lead to the death of a dog. A chained dog does not have the ability to develop or function normally (mentally or physically); protect itself from the elements or defend itself. It is a contravention of the Animals Protection Act to chain a dog regardless of the reason. If a dog has to be restrained for a valid reason, the only acceptable method is a running chain. . If your dog has a short coat and is kept outside, provide him/her with a jacket for warmth. . When using a heater, ensure the wiring is out of reach for your pets. V If you have any concerns about an animal being denied shelter or want to know how to use a running chain, call the SPCA Inspectorate on (021) 700 4158/59 or after hours and on weekends at 083 326 1604.
LEGAL EAGLES: Bergvliet High School pupils Annabela Bekker (left) and Erin Malan were selected to participate in the National Schools Moot Court Debating Competition’s provincial round on Saturday 25 May. They came second. Immaculata High School, in Wittebome, was placed first. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
FUTURE LAWYERS: Danielle Dallas and Olivia Habonimana, pupils at Immaculata High School, will represent the province in the National Schools Moot Court Competition in Pretoria. On Saturday 25 May they participated in the regional competition, where they were placed first in the Western Cape. They are coached by teacher Bev McArthur and attorney Matilda Smith. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
DRAMA QUEENS: Micaela Peter (centre) and Carly Thorndike (right), Grade 11 pupils at Bergvliet High School, achieved Diploma (90% and above) for their monologues at the Speech and Drama Eisteddfod on Wednesday 29 May. Kira Koopman (left), the school’s head of drama, said: “This is the first time Bergvliet High School has entered pupils and Diploma is the highest award they can receive. We are very proud of their achievements.” PHOTO: SUPPLIED
BOOK LOVERS: Meadowridge Library held a reading competition at the library last week. A total of 25 pupils from surrounding schools took part in the competition and read in Xhosa, Afrikaans or English. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
MUSICAL NOTES: The Bergvliet High School Music Department performed at the Cape Town Eisteddfod on Saturday 18 May, with five ensembles competing. The concert band and brass ensemble received honours (75-80%), while the other three ensembles, Sax Quartet and the Junior and Senior Jazz Bands, received Diplomas (over 90%). From left are Brandon Benjamin, Justin O’Kelly, Megan Engel and Rezah Sampson who were mentioned by the adjudicators for their performances. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Science matters Children at the Monterey Pre-Primary School visited the Science Centre recently. From left is Inathi Bruintjies, Morgann du Toit, Dhiya Motilal, Emma Geijsendorpher and Noah Jacobs. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Tuesday, 4 June 2013
TOKAI Large Golden Bananas
6.99 per kg
RE 3 LIT
WEDNESDAY Buy TWO 250g Punnets of White Button Mushrooms for ONLY
Fair Cape Milk 3L Low Fat & Full Cream
& get a Pocket of Citrusdal Navel Oranges ABSOLUTELY FREE! VALID WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE ONLY!
Cadbury Bubbly 87g
THIS COMBO FOR ONLY
Freshers Jumbo Seedless Raisins 1kg or Freshers Jumbo Seedless Raisin Mix 1kg
White & Yellow Cheddar Cheese
Beef Stew or Potjiekos
39.99 per kg
Club & T-Bone Steak
59.99 per kg
54.99 per kg
Pork Loin Chops
Bulk Kameelhout Boerewors
39.99 per kg
44.99 per kg Whole Hake (Head On)
29.99 per kg
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THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN’S APPROVED 2013/14 INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) AND BUDGET Notice is hereby given in terms of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000, the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003 and the Municipal Property Rates Act No.6 of 2004, that the City’s Approved Integrated Development Plan document and Approved Budget for 2013/14 will be available for information at all municipal administrative buildings, subcouncil offices (listed below) and all municipal libraries from 31 May 2013 up to and including 5 July 2013. The documents can also be accessed through our website from 31 May 2013 at the following link: www.capetown.gov.za/en/Budget/Pages/default.aspx The following table contains a list of venues where the IDP and Budget document will be available for perusal: SUBCOUNCIL MANAGER Municipal Offices, Royal Ascot, Bridle Way, Peter Deacon Milnerton Tel: 021 550 1001 Municipal Offices, Brighton Way, Fred Monk Kraaifontein Tel: 021 980 6053 Municipal Offices, Voortrekker Road, Johannes Brand Goodwood Tel: 021 590 1676 Municipal Offices, cnr Voortrekker and Ardela van Niekerk Tallent Roads, Parow Tel: 021 444 0196 Municipal Offices, cnr Jakkelsvlei Avenue Martin Julie and Kiaat Road, Bonteheuwel Tel: 021 695 8161 Municipal Offices, Voortrekker Road, Pat Jansen Bellville Tel: 021 918 2024 Municipal Offices, Oxford Street, Carin Viljoen Durbanville Tel: 021 444 0689 Izak du Toit Municipal Offices, cnr Fagan Street and Tel: 021 850 4149 Main Road, Strand / 50 Site B, Khayelitsha Shopping Centre, Johnson Fetu Khayelitsha Tel: 021 360 1351 Stocks & Stocks Complex, A Block Goodman Rorwana Ntlakohlaza and Ntlazane Roads, Tel: 021 360 1267 Khayelitsha Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Lansdowne Kayise Nombakuse Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1615 Alesia Bosman Parks & Bathing Building, Merrydale Tel: 021 371 8199 Avenue, Lentegeur / 5021 Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Lansdowne Lunga Bobo Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1619 Fezeka Building, cnr NY1 and Lansdowne Christopher Jako Road, Gugulethu Tel: 021 630 1643 Pinelands Training Centre, St Stephens Mariette Griessel Road, Central Square, Pinelands Tel: 021 531 3437 Marius Coetsee 11th Floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town Tel: 021 487 2055 Athlone Civic Centre, cnr Protea and Edgar Carolissen Klipfontein Roads, Athlone Tel: 021 637 9757 Cnr Buck Road and 6th Avenue, Okkie Manuels Lotus River Tel: 021 700 4025 Municipal Offices, Central Circle, Off Desiree Mentor Recreation Road, Fish Hoek Tel: 021 784 2011 Alphen Centre, Constantia Main Road, Brian Ford Constantia Tel: 021 794 2493 Municipal Offices, cnr Van Riebeeck and Pieter Grobler Carinus Streets, Kuilsriver Tel: 021 900 1503 Municipal Offices, cnr Van Riebeeck and Richard Moi Carinus Streets, Kuilsriver Tel: 021 900 1578 Parks & Bathing Building, Merrydale Raphael Martin Avenue, Lentegeur Tel: 021 371 4550 Anthony Mathe Cnr Delft and Fort Worth Roads, Delft Tel: 021 956 8000 Click on http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Library/Pages/ ListofLibraries.aspx for a list of all libraries Concourse, Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town
8001 8501 9001 9501 10001
Subcouncil 2 Subcouncil 3 Subcouncil 4 Subcouncil 5 Subcouncil 6 Subcouncil 7 Subcouncil 8 Subcouncil 9 Subcouncil 10 Subcouncil 11 Subcouncil 12 Subcouncil 13 Subcouncil 14 Subcouncil 15 Subcouncil 16 Subcouncil 17 Subcouncil 18 Subcouncil 19 Subcouncil 20 Subcouncil 21 Subcouncil 22 Subcouncil 23 Subcouncil 24 All Libraries Cape Town South Peninsula
Municipal Offices, cnr Main and Victoria Roads, Plumstead
NB: Information provided is an extract from the draft Tariff Book. For the full version consult Annexure 6 of the 2013/14 Budget Document.
1. PROPERTY RATE (reflected as Rand-in-the-rand): Property Rates are zero-rated for VAT 1.1 Residential Properties - R0.005900 (The City will not levy a rate on the first value up to R200 000 of the market value as per the Valuation Roll). 1.2 Industrial / Commercial Properties – including all Undeveloped Land R0.011800. 1.3 Agricultural properties (including farms and small holdings) fall into three categories; (a) those used for residential purposes – R0.005900; (b) those used for bona fide farming purposes – R0.001180; (c) those used for other purposes such as industrial or commercial – R0.011800 1.4 Public Service Infrastructure - R0.002107. 1.5 Any property that meets the public benefit organisation criteria included in the Amended Municipal Property Rates Regulations, yet does not qualify for the 100% rebate in terms of Council’s Rates Policy, shall be rated at 25% of the residential rate - R0.001475. 1.6 The special rebates for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons for the 2013/14 financial year are reflected in the table below: The proposed gross monthly household incomes and rebates for the 2013/14 financial year are as follows: GROSS MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME R 2012/13 0 3000 3001 4500 4501 5500 5501 6500 6501 7500 7501 8000
% REBATE 2012/13 100% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
GROSS MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME R 2013/14 0 3500 3501 5000 5001 6000 6001 7000 7001 8000 8001 8500
50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
8501 9001 9501 10001 11001
9000 9500 10000 11000 12000
50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
1.7 Special rebates will be considered for certain categories of property upon application before 31 August 2013 as described in Annexure 5 of the Budget Document. Highlights • • • • • • •
SUBCOUNCIL ADDRESS Subcouncil 1
8500 9000 9500 10000 10500
Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfasts are now defined. Senior Citizen criteria for Trusts softened. Liability for the payment of Rates when municipal properties are purchased, rests with the purchaser. Gross monthly household income qualifying criteria for indigent relief was increased from R3 000 to R3 500. Rates Rebates for gross monthly household income are as follows: Income R3 501 to R4 000 = 75%; Income R4 001 to R4 500 = 50% and Income R4 501 to R5 000 = 25% Whilst an indigent status is valid on the City’s billing system no application for a Senior Citizen rebate will be considered. Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons gross monthly household income threshold increased from R10 500 to R12 000.
2. CONSUMPTIVE TARIFFS AND CHARGES Water, Sanitation, Electricity and Solid Waste Management attracts VAT at 14%. 2.1 WATER Three sets of Water tariffs are proposed (10% Reduction tariff, 20% Reduction tariff and 30% Reduction tariff). Each tariff is linked to the level of water reduction imposed. Due to the 10% Reduction tariff being incorporated into the Water Bylaw as the norm it will be the applicable tariff, but may be revisited at a later stage should further restrictions become necessary. 2.1.1 Domestic Full - Water which is used predominantly for domestic purposes and supplied to single residential properties. 2013/14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT 0<6 Per kℓ R0.00 R0.00 >6 < 10.5 Per kℓ R7.60 R8.66 >10.5 < 20 Per kℓ R11.61 R13.24 >20 < 35 Per kℓ R17.20 R19.61 >35 < 50 Per kℓ R21.24 R24.22 >50 Per kℓ R28.02 R31.95 2.1.2 Consumptive Tariffs for Backyard Users, including council property. 0<6 >6 < 10.5
Per kℓ Per kℓ
2013\14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT R0.00 R0.00 R7.60 R8.66
2.1.3 Commercial - Water supplied to premises predominantly of a commercial nature: R12.51 (R14.27 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.1.4 Industrial - Water which is used in manufacturing, generating electricity, land-based transport, construction or any related purpose: R12.51 (R14.27 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.1.5 Schools / Sport bodies / Churches / Charities - Any educational activity and/ or sporting body: R11.06 (R12.61 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.1.6 Domestic Cluster - Bulk metered flats, cluster developments including single title and sectional title units, including council property. An allowance of 6kℓ per unit per month at zero cost upon submission of affidavits stating the number of units - refer Annexure 7 of budget document. 0<6 >6 < 10.5 >10.5 < 20 >20 < 35 >35 < 50 >50
Per kℓ Per kℓ Per kℓ Per kℓ Per kℓ Per kℓ
2013/14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT R0.00 0.00 R9.93 R11.32 R11.61 R13.24 R17.20 R19.61 R21.24 R24.22 R28.02 R31.95
2.1.7 Government - National and Provincial Departments: R11.88 (R13.55 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.1.8 Municipal / Departmental use: R11.06 (R12.61 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.1.9 Miscellaneous - All consumers who do not fall within the above categories: R11.88 (R13.55 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.1.10 Miscellaneous External - All consumers supplied outside the City of Cape Town: R14.19 (R16.18 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.1.11 Bulk Tariff - Exclusive of the Water Research Commission Levy. Only for Bulk Supply to other Municipalities and for cost recovery from Water Services Reticulation of the City of Cape Town: R3.42 (R3.90 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.1.12 In line with the adoption of the Urban Agriculture Policy a free allocation of 10kℓ per month is in place, exclusively for subsistence farming by defined Vulnerable Groups. 2.1.13 Households residing in Residential units on mixed use property may apply for a free allocation of 6kℓ per unit per month. An affidavit will be required and the application will be inspected and considered on the proportion of predominant use. 2.1.14 Existing Homeless people shelters – Accredited shelters registered with the City of Cape Town. Updated to incorporate the Consumptive Tariffs for Old Aged Homes (other than those classified as Domestic Cluster) as well as Homes catering for the health of the physically or mentally challenged. 0 < 0.75 >0.75
Per kℓ per person Per kℓ per person
2013/14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT R0.00 R0.00 R11.06 R12.61
Highlights • • • •
2013/14 100% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
Indigent grant increased from R53.27 to R67.42 (i.e. R40.36 Water + R27.06 Sanitation). 10.5kℓ per month free water for properties valued up to R300 000. 6kℓ per month free water to all residents. The percentage increases on Step 2 of the Domestic Full category exceeds the standard increase due to the reduction in the subsidy level on this step necessitated by the usage patterns and water demand strategy. The next phase to increase the number of steps of the Domestic Cluster category has been taken to further align it with the Domestic Full category as requested by customers during the 2012/13 consultation process. Changes to Miscellaneous tariffs and procedures, including the increases to treated effluent (specifically golf courses), industrial effluent and hydrant standpipes are specified in Annexure 4 of the documentation.
Three sets of Sanitation tariffs are proposed (10% Reduction tariff, 20% Reductio tariff and 30% Reduction tariff). Each tariff is linked to the level of water reductio imposed. Due to the 10% Reduction tariff being incorporated into the Water Bylaw as the norm it will be the applicable tariff but may be revisited at a later stag should further restrictions become necessary. 2.2.1 Domestic Full (Standard) – Single residential properties: 70% of water consumption to a maximum of 35kℓ of sewerage per month (70% of 50kℓ water equals 35kℓ of sewerage) 2013/14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT 0 < 4.2 Per kℓ R0.00 R0.00 >4.2 < 7.35 Per kℓ R7.20 R8.21 >7.35 < 14 Per kℓ R13.56 R15.46 >14 < 24.5 Per kℓ R14.82 R16.90 >24.5 < 35 Per kℓ R15.56 R17.74
2.2.2 Domestic Full (CoCT Oxidation Dams) – Single residential properties: 70% o water consumption to a maximum of 35kℓ of sewerage per month (70% of 50kℓ of water equals 35kℓ of sewerage) 2013/14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT 0 < 4.2 Per kℓ R0.00 R0.00 >4.2 < 7.35 Per kℓ R6.70 R7.64 >7.35 < 14 Per kℓ R11.90 R13.57 >14 < 24.5 Per kℓ R13.01 R14.83 >24.5 < 35 Per kℓ R14.80 R16.87
2.2.3 Domestic Cluster – Bulk metered flats, cluster developments including sectional and single title units, Including council property - 90% of Water Consumption (* see note) up to a maximum of 35kℓ per household. An allowance of 4.2kℓ per unit per month will be made available at zero cost upon acceptance of a sworn affidavit stating the number of units supplied from that metered connection. Consumption above the free allocation will b charged as follows: 2013/14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT 0 < 4.2 Per kℓ R0.00 0.00 >4.2 < 7.35 Per kℓ R9.05 R10.32 >7.35 < 14 Per kℓ R13.56 R15.46 >14 < 24.5 Per kℓ R14.82 R16.90 >24.5 < 35 Per kℓ R15.56 R17.74 2.2.4 Consumptive Tariffs for Backyard Users, including council property. 2013/14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT 0 < 4.2 Per kℓ R0.00 R0.00 >4.2 < 7.35 Per kℓ R7.20 R8.21
2.2.5 Industrial and Commercial (Standard), Schools, Sport bodies, Churches, Charities, Government: National / Provincial, Hospitals and other - 95% o water consumption (* see note): R9.62 (R10.96 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.2.6 Industrial and Commercial (CoCT Oxidation Dams) - 95% of water consumption (* see note): R9.04 (R10.31 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.2.7 Departmental - 95% of water consumption (*see note) excluding facilitie not connected to the sewer system: R8.85 (R10.09 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.2.8 Miscellaneous (Standard) - All consumers who do not fall within the abov categories – 95% of water consumption (* see note): R9.62 (R10.96 incl VAT) per kℓ 2.2.9 Miscellaneous (CoCT Oxidation Dams) - All consumers who do not fall within the above categories – 95% of water consumption (*see note): R9.04 (R10.31 incl. VAT) per kℓ 2.2.10 Households residing in Residential units on mixed use property may apply for a free allocation of 4.2kℓ per unit per month. An affidavit will be required and the application will be inspected and considered on the proportion of predominant use. 2.2.11 Existing Homeless people shelters – HOMAC Accredited shelters registere with the City of Cape Town. Updated to incorporate the Consumptive Tariffs for Old Aged Homes (other than those classified as Domestic Clust as well as Homes catering for the health of the physically or mentally challenged. *
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Director of Water and Sanitation Services may adjust the percentages of water consumption (see above) as appropriate to the consumer. This is not applicable to the domestic full category.
0 < 0.525 >0.525
Per kℓ per person Per kℓ per person
2013/14 EXCL. VAT 2013/14 INCL. VAT R0.00 R0.00 R8.85 R10.09
Highlights • • • • • •
The percentage increases on Step 2 of the Domestic Full category exceeds the standard increase due to the reduction in the subsidy level on this step necessitated by the usage patterns and water demand strategy. The next phase to increase the number of steps of the Domestic Cluster category has been taken to further align it with the Domestic Full category requested by customers during the 2012/13 consultation process. Changes to Miscellaneous tariffs, including the increases to treated effluent (specifically golf courses), industrial effluent and hydrant standpipes are specified in Annexure 4 of the budget document. Indigent grant increased from R53.27 to R67.42 (i.e. R40.36 Water + R27.0 Sanitation). 7.35kℓ per month free sanitation for properties valued up to R300 000. 4.2kℓ per month free sanitation to all residents.
2.3 ELECTRICITY The tariffs below are based on an average 7.86% increase. RESIDENTIAL TARIFFS
LifeLine (for qualifying customers receiving 450kWh per month on average or less) Domestic
2012/13 2013/14 2013/14 %Incr Excl VAT Excl VAT Incl VAT Block 1
Service Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
R/day 0<150kWh c/kWh >150<350kWh c/kWh >350<600kWh c/kWh >600kWh c/kWh
0.00 113.20 118.11 118.11 140.18
0.00 125.00 125.00 125.00 152.00
0.00 142.50 142.50 142.50 173.28
n/a 10.42% 5.83% 5.83% 8.43%
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me of Use
23.56 7.88% 127.13 7.85%
R/day 62.55 70.59 80.47 12.85% c/kWh 57.09 64.43 73.45 12.86% R/Day 31.91 34.42 39.24 7.87% c/kWh 54.21 58.47 66.66 7.86% R/kVA 161.31 173.99 198.35 7.86% R/Day 31.91 34.42 39.24 7.87% c/kWh 50.39 54.35 61.96 7.86% R/kVA 150.03 161.82 184.47 7.86% R/day 5210.00 5619.71 6406.47 7.86% High-Peak c/kWh 255.46 255.46 291.22 0.00% High-Standard c/kWh 67.55 72.86 83.06 7.86% High-Off Peak c/kWh 36.77 39.66 45.21 7.86% Low-Peak c/kWh 72.53 78.23 89.18 7.86% Low-Standard c/kWh 45.00 51.59 58.81 14.64% Low-Off Peak c/kWh 31.91 34.71 39.57 8.77% R/kVA 81.03 87.39 99.62 7.85% R/day 5210.00 5210.00 5939.40 0.00% High-Peak c/kWh 255.46 255.46 291.22 0.00% High-Standard c/kWh 67.55 67.55 77.01 0.00% High-Off Peak c/kWh 36.77 36.77 41.92 0.00% Low-Peak c/kWh 72.53 72.53 82.68 0.00% Low-Standard c/kWh 45.00 45.00 51.30 0.00% Low-Off Peak c/kWh 31.91 31.91 36.38 0.00% R/kVA 81.03 81.03 92.37 0.00% R/day 5210.00 5619.71 6406.47 7.86% High-Peak c/kWh 247.80 247.80 282.49 0.00% High-Standard c/kWh 65.52 70.67 80.56 7.86% High-Off Peak c/kWh 35.67 38.47 43.86 7.85% Low-Peak c/kWh 70.35 75.88 86.50 7.86% Low-Standard c/kWh 43.65 50.04 57.05 14.64% Low-Off Peak c/kWh 30.95 33.67 38.38 8.79% R/kVA 81.03 87.40 99.64 7.86%
Demand HER TARIFFS Firm heeling Energy iff Surcharge Non-Firm GHTING TARIFFS eet hting & R/100W/burning hour ffic Signals vate Lights R/100W/burning hour
17.31 7.89% 10.62 7.87%
ghlights RESIDENTIAL TARIFFS: Completely restructured. Overall revenue increase from the group is 7.86%, but individual customers will likely see different values based on actual consumption. FREE BASIC ELECTRICITY: Lifeline tariff customers receiving less than 250kWh per month will receive an increase in the free basic supply to 60kWh, with those receiving between 250kWh and 450kWh per month receiving a free basic supply of 25kWh per month. NET METERING TARIFF: The energy component is now split into consumption and generation components and renamed RESIDENTIAL SMALL SCALE EMBEDDED GENERATION. COMMERCIAL SMALL SCALE EMBEDDED GENERATION TARIFF: New tariff introduced to facilitate embedded renewable energy generation for nonresidential applications (not available to Small Power 2 consumers). New TIME OF USE TARIFF: A new Medium Voltage Time of Use tariff is introduced for the Atlantis area only. SMALL POWER USER 1 with Off Peak combination is restricted to existing customers from 1 July 2012. The Off Peak components also increase by an above average amount as a step in the phasing out of this tariff.
OTE: Monthly Service Charges calculated as Daily Service Charge multiplied by mber of days in the billing period.
4. SOLID WASTE
2012/13 2013/14 2013/14
(excl. VAT) (excl. VAT) (incl. VAT)
SIDENTIAL COLLECTIONS RMAL 0l Container luding Lockable Rand per month R 85.21 R 90.61 R 103.30 6.32% ntainer DIGENT REBATE - 240L CONTAINER INCLUDING LOCKABLE CONTAINER ock 1 (100% bate) – property Rebate Rand per -R 85.21 -R 90.61 -R 103.30 6.32% month ue up to 00 000 ock 2 (75% bate) – property Rebate Rand per -R 63.91 -R 67.98 -R 77.50 6.32% ue from month 00 001 to 50 000 ock 3 (50% bate) – property Rebate Rand per -R 42.61 -R 45.26 -R 51.60 6.32% ue from month 50 001 to 50 000 ock 4 (25% bate) – property Rebate Rand per -R 21.30 -R 22.63 -R 25.80 6.32% ue from month 50 001 to 00 000 As determined by the Credit Control 0% Indigent -R 85.21 -R 90.61 -R 103.30 6.32% & Debt Collection lief Policy
ENHANCED SERVICE LEVEL INCLUDING LOCKABLE CONTAINER 240l - Additional Rand per container R 85.21 R 90.61 R 103.30 6.32% Container per month 240l - 3x per week Rand per container R 255.60 R 271.75 R 309.80 6.32% for cluster per month INFORMAL Basic Bagged Rand per month Free Free Free service NON-RESIDENTIAL COLLECTIONS 240 LITRE CONTAINER INCLUDING LOCKABLE CONTAINER 1 removal per Rand per container R 101.83 R 108.25 R 123.40 6.32% week per month 3 removals per Rand per container R 297.91 R 316.75 R 361.10 6.32% week per month 5 removals per Rand per container R 483.78 R 514.39 R 586.40 6.32% week per month REFUSE AVAILABILITY All vacant Erven Rand per month R 50.46 R 53.68 R 61.20 6.32% DISPOSAL SERVICES General Waste Rand per ton R 272.98 R 292.28 R 333.20 7.06% Rand per ton or R 361.93 R 387.46 R 441.70 7.06% Special Waste part thereof Clean Builders Rand per ton R 50.00 R 0.00 R 0.00 -100% Rubble Highlights • • • •
100% rebate on refuse removal for properties valued up to and including R100 000. Rebate reduces as valuation increases (stepped) and falls away when valuation exceeds R400 000. The Tariff Policy has been rewritten in order to streamline the content, delete the duplications and ensure consistency throughout. In an attempt to curb Illegal Dumping the following changes were made to the Tariff Policy & Tariff Book: - The Builders Rubble Tariff has been reduced from R50 to R0; - The capacity of vehicles disposing of Builders Rubble at Drop-off facilities has been increased from 1,3tons to 1,5tons; - Both Residential and Commercial clients disposing of Builders Rubble may use the Drop-off facilities free of charge; - Customers disposing of Builders Rubble at Drop-off facilities may only take 1 load per day, as these facilities cannot deal with large amounts of waste.
3. MISCELLANEOUS TARIFFS AND CHARGES 3.1 A complete copy of all Miscellaneous Tariffs and Charges are available for inspection at the abovementioned Municipal Offices (see Annexure 6 of Budget Document). 3.2 All Miscellaneous tariffs include VAT. 3.3 Fines, Penalties, Refundable Deposits and Housing are exempt from VAT. 3.4 VAT is calculated at 14% in terms of the Value Added Tax Act No. 89 of 1991.
4. GRANT ALLOCATIONS 4.1 Refer to Annexure 11 in the Budget Document for a list of organisations/ bodies which were recommended to receive grants.
5. SPECIAL RATING AREAS ADDITIONAL RATE SRA Additional Rates are rated at 14% for VAT. Additional Rates below are reflected as a Rand-in-the-rand SPECIAL RATING AREA
Airport 2,031,031 0.001927 Industria Athlone 583,201 0.002601 Blackheath 1,300,137 0.001123 Cape Town 38,876,503 0.001878 Central City Claremont Residential 401,333 0.000456 Commercial 5,260,570 0.001456 Total 5,661,903 Claremont Boulevard Commercial 2,710,999 0.000775 Epping 5,824,768 0.001497 Fish Hoek Residential 133,019 0.000483 Commercial 467,329 0.001585 Total 600,348 Glosderry N/A N/A Green Point Residential 716,569 0.000425 Commercial 3,323,908 0.002110 Total 4,040,477 Groote 4,264,180 0.001663 Schuur Maitland 1,595,147 0.001250 Muizenberg Residential 627,261 0.000760 Commercial 516,230 0.002273 Total 1,143,491 Observatory Residential 1,948,663 0.001234 Commercial 1,328,803 0.001642 Total 3,277,466 Oranjekloof Residential 741,215 0.000578 Commercial 2,699,018 0.001925 Total 3,440,233 Paarden 2,700,165 0.001500 Eiland Parow 2,761,426 0.001837 Industria Sea Point Residential 1,368,960 0.001225 Commercial 2,102,946 0.002250 Total 3,471,906
ADDITIONAL RATE 2013/14 R (INCL. VAT)
antis Time Energy Use MV
ADDITIONAL RATE 2013/14 R (EXCL. VAT)
APPROVED BUDGET 2013/14 R
ADDITIONAL RATE 2012/13 R (EXCL. VAT)
me of Use V
APPROVED BUDGET 2012/13 R
Service Energy Consumed Energy Generated MMERCIAL TARIFFS Service all wer 1 Energy all Energy wer 2 mmercial all Scale bedded Energy neration Generated ot available SPU2 nsumers) Minimum Peak Energy Service ge Power Energy Demand Service ge Power Energy V Demand Service
sidential all Scale bedded neration
2,266,516 0.001787 0.002037 643,300 0.002361 0.002692 1,359,328 0.000992 0.001131 41,647,300 0.001758 0.002004 433,435 0.000450 0.000513 5,681,348 0.001335 0.001522 6,114,783 2,832,994 0.000665 0.000758 6,289,576 0.001354 0.001544 144,821 0.000550 0.000627 515,563 0.001751 0.001996 660,384 1,048,454 0.001960 0.002234 860,206 0.000456 0.000520 3,482,710 0,002217 0,002527 4,342,916 4,499,203 0.001994 0.002273 1,753,969 0.001685 0.001921 657,831 0.000760 0.000866 586,963 0.002283 0.002603 1,244,794 1,965,300 0,001059 0,001207 1,587,388 0,001532 0,001746 3,552,688
Stikland Industrial Triangle Industrial Voortrekker Road Corridor Vredekloof Residential Commercial Total Woodstock Wynberg Residential Commercial Total Zeekoevlei Peninsula Zwaanswyk Association of Property Owners Total
2,447,784 0.001765 0.002012
1,651,716 0,003152 0,003593
12,303,673 0.002087 0.002379
2,154,216 0.001862 54,119 0.002120 2,208,335 3,442,653 0.001725
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PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Tuesday, 4 June 2013
WINTER has exposed her frilly underskirts as Capetonians huddle by fireplaces or in airconditioned offices. That is, however, not the reality for many of the Mother City’s citizenry. There are countless people with hands outstretched over dangerous braziers to keep warm and dry. For the homeless, washing day will come when the sun shines. In Cape Town, we know this hardly happens during the rainy season. The harsh elements – compounded by our wet and windy season – is no friend to the homeless, man or animal. It is for this reason that Joe and Joan Ordinary are asked – nay, begged – to reach into the recesses of their cupboards for food items, clothing curing under mothballs and a little bit of empathy for others less fortunate. And there are enough good causes where you can spend your time or resources and discard of your “thin” or “fat” clothes. Even the animal shelters have started appealing for help. The appeals vary from requests for blankets for animals in shelters to food for the cats and dogs, and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA has asked that you give them a call if you see an animal in distress or which has been left out in the cold by an uncaring owner. NGOs, the religious fraternity and people with spare time and big hearts are stepping up to the plate to help others. As you snuggle up in your warm bed or start your day by getting dressed, cossetted in a winter jacket and driving in your car, you might want to spare a thought for others who have so much less than you do. You might even be moved to part with your hardearned cash to support appeals for tinned goods for shelters where other people are housed. The coffers perpetually run dry. There is always a need. You could be the difference.
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WE ARE disgusted with the eTV shows put on a Friday and Saturday nights, namely Bikini Babies Playboy and Trip Patagonia. It is pure pornography and is very offensive to us. Previously they used to show only the offensive adverts, but, as everything starts slowly, they then showed the Playboy film on Friday nights only. Now it has progressed to Friday and Saturday nights plus the porn adverts. Seems it will not be long before we are exposed to pornography altogether. As for eTV, it is a money spinner so why must they consider morality? It is no wonder there is so much rape and abuse going on in the society today when we are subjected to such violence and utter porn. I and many others have decided to stop watching TV altogether and, if this persists, we will be obliged to stop paying our TV licence, as this was not offered at the outset! V.G. Behrens, Pinelands Matlapulana Ragoasha, of e.tv, responds: Bikini Babes is an interactive phone-in programme featuring semi-nude women. Playboy Trip Patagonia is a reality show which features Playboy models in photo shoots, sometimes in the nude, expressing their inner desires and interests. Neither programme is pornographic. The Code of Conduct defines pornography as: “Pictures, writing or films of people engaged in or par-
ticipating in sexual conduct which, judged within context, has as its predominant objective purpose, the stimulation of sexual arousal in its target audience.” Neither programme contains sexual conduct of any sort. They are flighted very late at night and comply with the watershed rule as per the broadcasting code. They carry an 18 age restriction and warnings about nudity and language. They do not breach the Code both in terms of content and the time of broadcast. In its recent adjudication on both programmes the Broadcasting Complaints Commission said: “In the light of guidelines issued by the Tribunal of the BCCSA the programme does not contravene the Code. There are sexually provocative poses. However, there is no portrayal of sex. Judged in terms of the applicable clause the programmes were broadcast sufficiently after the watershed with a 18 age restriction and on-screen warnings. Accordingly, there was no prima facie contravention of the Code.” e.tv is allowed to broadcast any programme which does not breach the Code of Conduct. Both programmes comply with the Code. Some programmes might not be to some viewers’ taste or ideas of “morality”. However, this is not the determining factor. What matters is whether a programme complies with the Code which also takes into consideration the broadcasters’ right to freedom of expression.
Cyclist deaths: enforce rule of law The recent deaths of cyclists are worrisome. Cycling is a preferred sport and recreation for many. But the risk of injury and even death has made it a contact sport. During the past two years I had the opportunity to drive in some foreign countries. In Europe and New Zealand I was warned by friends that cyclists are sacrosanct. So much as touch a cyclist with your vehicle and you are in for the high jump. Why can it not be the same here? I submit that we fail on two scores: First, we have a general disregard for the law in this country. People do not respect laws and, hence, each other. If we make a law that a distance of 1.5m from any cyclist should be maintained, will people respect it?
Not a chance, as things are now. And cyclists should start to behave, too. A few are stigmatising the rest of us. The second point is that we are just not interested in what happens outside our vehicles. Forget about teaching learner drivers to swivel their heads around like poppies in the wind. In order to be proactive teach them to observe other road users instead. A friend failed his European driver’s test because he passed too close to a pedestrian standing at the side of the road. How many more deaths will it take? And build us some decent cycling roads, for heaven’s sake! Theo, Email
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OCIAL activism groups and NGOs are challenging the so-called Kissing Law, which forms part of the Sexual Amendments Act of 2007. The “Kissing Law” could see teens being criminally charged for kissing and fondling. People’s Post interns Tarren-Lee Habelgaarn and Luzuko Zini polled readers to hear what they had to say.
MASIXOLE KHUMYANA says he supports the “Kissing Law” as the youth explore sexuality from a young age. “Children are exposed to sex, condoms and all kinds of sexual things. They are not emotionally mature.”
MAXINE DA COSTA: “We have more important things to worry about than children kissing. There are people being murdered and raped. Teenagers will still be kissing each other behind closed doors.”
ANIL GOVIND says the “Kissing Law” is contradictory to other laws. “Although I think children need boundaries, I don’t think it needs to be a criminal offence. Why can’t children kiss if it is legal to have an abortion without consent at 12?”
BRANDON RUITERS says he supports the law. “It’s not good for young people to be kissing in public. They can do that privately. In our day, we wouldn’t even think about it. Children need to have respect.”
NALIKA NAIDU says she doesn’t see why it should be an issue. “It’s about getting to know each other in a responsible way. If you know your boundaries and kiss without making it awkward for others in a public space, it shouldn’t be a problem.”
ASHEEQAH GAMIET feels the law is unnecessary and will not have an effect on young people’s behaviour, as they will follow their hearts. “Kissing is a part of growing up and children will do it anyway, even if there is a law.”
EDDIE RILEY considers the law “useless” and a waste of time. “There are bigger things we need to deal with. Government must worry about poverty and the lack of jobs instead of teenagers kissing.”
Entertainment Cutting across racial divide
THEATRE is the perfect medium to challenge racial and cultural boundaries. Artscape Theatre will host Awethu Kraal of Dreams on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June with just that aim. The production is a collaboration with the Steve Biko Centre. This theatrical gathering of Cape Town’s diversity is part of Artscape’s vision to use the arts as a vehicle to enhance social cohesion. Marlene le Roux, director of Artscape’s audience development, said they want to “invest in the development of stories that capture the dreams and hopes of a better tomorrow, and reflect the diverse cultures of our South African society”. “One of the most important challenges facing post-apartheid SA is how to bridge diversity and not to emphasise ethnicity. Most cultures in the apartheid era were marginalised,” says Le Roux. “The question that always arises is how should SA respond to the societal challenges it faces, with the main
question being: culture influences society and society has an impact on cultural practices.” She adds: “This production is an attempt to push artists and the audience beyond their known boundaries. In this effort we hope to influence society to embrace each other’s cultures and belief systems and in this way destroy preconceived notions.” Mandla Mbothwe, the show’s director, says it is a “search for a multiple-voice identity and the celebration of that search”. “Awethu was an exercise of waiting, of remembering, of digging deeper and seeing more than just a collaboration of different genres, cultures and artistic disciplines. The process allowed us to tap into those uncomfortable spaces that cross race and culture boundaries,” says Mbothwe. “We found each other’s thoughts, gifts, dreams and stories. The production was in essence about the acceptance of our complex, ever changing and diverse society; a
quest for the individual within this society to seek the interconnectedness of our stories and dreams.” Mbothwe says Awethu is also an “attempt to make sense of who we are when we are together and sharing in our commonalities and differences; a constant search for a shared identity that is not constructed by feel-good platitudes which create the false illusion of unity.” Performers will include the Community Plough Back Cultural Ensemble, the Vadhini Indian Arts Academy, internationally renowned jazz singer Melanie Scholtz and Zanne Stapelberg. Shows are at 20:00. Visit www.artscape.co.za for details. Book through Computicket on 086 915 8000 or (021) 421 7695. V People’s Post readers can win five double tickets to the show. In the subject field, answer this simple question: What is the name of the production? Email email@example.com by Thursday 6 June at 13:00. Winners will be notified by email.
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TOP ACT: Catch Bulelwa Basse in Awethu Kraal of Dreams. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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ON STAGE: Phillip Dikotla in Skierlik.
Murder, mayhem on stage THE winning production of the 2013 Zabalaza Theatre Festival will be staged at the Baxter Theatre in June. Skierlik, based on the murders which made news headlines in South Africa in 2008, will be on stage from Tuesday 4 to Saturday 15 June at 19:00. Written and performed by Phillip Dikotla, who received the Arts and Culture Trust Impact Award for theatre last year, the play was originally staged in Mmabana Arts Centre in the North West. It beat more than 30 other productions to win the Best Production award at this year’s Zabalaza Festival in March and, as part of that accolade, the production gets a full season at the Baxter. The play’s genesis evolved from the horrific incident that shook South Africa on 14 January 2008, in the informal settlement called Skierlik, just outside Ventersdorp. On that fateful day 17-year-old
Johan Nel went on a shooting spree, killing four people, including a three-monthold baby, and wounding eight others. He was sentenced to four life sentences for the murders. The devastating massacre had tragic effects on those who were left behind and on those families who lost their breadwinners. The story is told through Thomas, husband of the murdered Anna and father of toddler Elizabeth, who takes on the difficult journey of forgiveness and bitterness, anger and hopelessness, change and acceptance when he returns to the place which he was forced to leave. The production previews on Tuesday 4 June and opens on Wednesday 5 June, and runs until 15 June at 19:00. Matinees will be staged at noon. Tickets, at R25, are available from Computicket.
Primakov at concert series RUSSIAN pianist Vassily Primakov will perform at the Cape Town Concert Series at the Baxter Theatre on Saturday 8 June at 20:00. He will play Brahms’ Two Rhapsodies opus 79 and Sonata no 3 in F minor, Medtner Sonata-reminisicenza in A minor, as well as two works by Scriabin. Hailed as a pianist of world class importance, he won the Cleveland International Piano Competition as a teenager in 1999. He
studied first with his mother, Marina Primakova, before, aged 11, he entered Moscow’s Central Special Music School and transferred to the Juilliard School of Music. In 2011 he and Natalia Lavrova founded a record company, with Anton Arensky: Four Suites for Two Pianos, as its first album release. Tickets, at R125, can be bought from Computicket. Enquiries on (021) 439 7663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOLLOWING two sold-out shows at this year’s Suidoosterfees, South Africa’s newest classical pop star Selim Kagee will be staging his live show at the Masque Theatre on Friday 14 June at 20:00, Saturday 15 June at 20:00 and Sunday 16 June at 17:00. Kagee has recently released his debut album Cry For Love (Piango D’Amore). This has been a dream that has evolved over the past 20 years and has culminated in EMI Music signing Kagee to the international label. Apart from leading roles in many musicals, Kagee has been accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded with international superstars Celtic Woman on their 2012 Christmas album. The show is a journey of self-discovery through music which is both inspiring and heart-warming. It consists of songs performed by Kagee accompanied by Tuning Fork, a young, six-piece orchestra ensemble made up of South Africa’s top classically trained musicians. The show is linked with anecdotes of his life and music. Highlights from his repertoire, made up of mostly English and Italian songs, include O Sole Mio, Some Enchanted Evening, Parla Piu Piano (The Godfather Theme), Smile and his original hit song Cry For Love. . Win two double of tickets to see Selim Kagee on Sunday 16 June at 17:00. Answer this question: “What is the name of Selim Kagee’s debut album?” Email info@selimka-
CLASSICAL POP: Selim Kagee will be performing at the Masque Theatre from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June. PHOTO: SUPPLIED gee.com. Tickets cost R120, Masque Theatre club members enjoy a R10 discount. Bookings on (021) 788 1898 or email bookings@masquetheatre.
FEEL THE RHYTHM: The ninth annual Baxter Dance Festival will take place from Thursday 3 to Saturday 12 October and organisers are calling for entries from dance studios, schools, companies, groups and independent dance-makers, as well as proposals from choreographers. Widely regarded as Cape Town’s premier dance platform, the festival aims to provide both emerging and established dance companies and choreographers with an opportunity to present their work and strives to nurture and promote dance talent in the province. The closing date for applications to participate is Friday 21 June 17:00. Proposals for the commissioned dance piece, a new 20-minute choreographic dance piece, must be submitted by no later than Tuesday 18 June. This submission must include a DVD of recent work. Application forms and more information can be found on www.baxter.co.za. PHOTO: MARK WESSELS
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PEOPLE'S POST | CONSTANTIA | WYNBERG Tuesday, 4 June 2013 Thursday 6 June V Wynberg: The bi-monthly meeting of the Cape Computer Club will be held at Wynberg Boys’ Junior School at 20:00. There will be a question-and-answer session with an erudite panel. Go to www.ccc.za.org for more details. V Plumstead: The Moms-to-Be and Moms and Babies group meets every Thursday, from 10:00 to noon, at Constantiaberg Mediclinic, Burnham Road. There is a speaker each week, talking on a variety of topics, including feeding, stimulating your baby, development and milestones, and homeopathy. There is no need to pre-book. The cost is R50 incuding refreshments. Visit the Parent Centre website, www.theparentcentre.org.za or contact the Parent Centre at (021) 762 0116 or email email@example.com. Saturday 8 June V Bergvliet: The Twisted Movements Dance Studio will host a dance show to raise funds for the Tom Ro Haven for Equines and Children. The show will be held at the Bergvliet Moth Hall at 19:30. Tickets cost R60 and all proceeds go to the Haven. Phone Steph on 078 747 6965. V Wynberg: Aglow International will host a praise, worship and fellowship afternoon at the Battswood Baptist Church at 14:30 for 15:00. The afternoon will be hosted every second Saturday of the month. There will also be guest speakers. Admission is free. Call Vanecia on 084 303 6285 or Angela on 072 500 5449. V Constantia: The Rainbow Puppet Theatre will showcase Mother Holle at the Constantia Waldorf School at 10:00 and 11:15. Entry: R20. Refreshments on sale. Phone (021) 783 2063. Sunday 9 June V Hout Bay: The Friends of Hout Bay Library will host a forest walk to Myburgh’s Waterfall, with the group meeting at the boom gate of
Tarragona Estate, off Valley Road, at 09:00. The Grade 2A walk is expected to last for two to three hours. For further details phone hike guide Shirley McIver on (021) 790 4725. V Constantia: The Alphen Antiques and Collectables Fair will be held at the Alphen Community Centre Hall in Main Road from 10:00 to 16:00. A variety of items will be on sale. Entry is free. Call Des on 084 626 7499. Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 June V Meadowridge: The LifeMatters Foundation will run a three-day play therapy course at 18 Orlando Way from 08:00 to 16:00 daily. The course will be facilitated by Dr Hannie Schoeman and will explore various techniques of dramatised and creative play therapy. The cost is R1150. To book call (021) 712 0383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday 11 June V Constantia: The Constantia Flower Club will host a talk by David Davidson who, with his team, just returned from the Chelsea Flower Show with their 33rd gold medal. The talk will be held at the Christ Church hall at 09:30 for 10:00. Admission, including refreshments, is R30. Thursday 13 June V Plumstead: The Plumstead Neighbourhood Watch will hold its annual meeting at Timour Hall Primary School at 19:30. The new executive committee will be elected and all members are urged to attend. Enquiries to Charmaine Lillie on (021) 797 9111. Saturday 15 June V Constantia: The South African Riding for the Disabled Association will hold a car boot sale at the Sarda Centre in Brommersvlei Road from 09:00 until 13:00. No second-hand clothing may be sold. Entry per trading car is R45. Admission for shoppers is free. For further details call Bridget on 082 777 0767.
HAVE YOUR SAY! DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN BY-LAW The City of Cape Town is in the process of finalising its Draft Constitution of Transport for Cape Town By-law. Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000) that the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments, recommendations or input to the Municipality for a period of 30 days, from 3 June 2013 up to and including 3 July 2013. Comments, recommendations or input in respect of the Draft Constitution of Transport for Cape Town By-law can be submitted in any of the following ways: • • • • •
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Camps Bay claim tennis’ Triple Crown
AMPS BAY Tennis Club have made history by winning all three Western Province Tennis Association Premier League titles in a single season. The club claimed the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles titles, for only the second time in the history of the competition and for the second time in the club’s history. Club presiden Alan Chiat says the club’s friendly and open atmosphere is the reason they can attract and keep so many quality players “We have built a fantastic club spirit. We are well rounded and have quite strong youth section,” he says. “It’s a friendly club so adults and juniors feel comfortable, and a lot of people are friends off-court. When you join Camps Bay you are joining a tennis family as opposed to just joining a club where people play tennis, but don’t get on that well. That separates us from the rest and has enabled us to go from strength to strength.” Camps Bay last won all the triple crown in 2003, which was also the first time in the club’s history the men’s and women’s teams won the Premier League. Since then the women’s and mixed doubles teams have dominated the league, with eight women’s titles in the last eight years and nine doubles titles in the last 11 years. Women’s team captain Jacqui Boyd says the club’s depth has allowed them to dominate. “The fact that we had six of our top ladies out for 70% of the season, due to injuries and health issues, shows the depth of Camps Bay,” says Boyd. “We still managed to win the Premier League with a pool of 10 or 12 different players. Even though we are getting older, our experience pulled us through.” The men’s team have not had as much success during the same period and the title is
TOP PERFORMER: Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC) player Sybrand Engelbrecht receives the Western Province Cricket Association First Class Cricketer of the Year award from association president Beresford Williams at the annual awards dinner on Wednesday 29 May at the WPCC. The club also won the 1A League, the top league in the region. PHOTO: YUSUF MAGED/OMAR PICTURES
TRIPLE CHAMPS: Camps Bay Tennis Club won all three Western Province Tennis Association Premier League titles this season. Pictured, from left, are Jacqui Boyd, Gavin Smith and Alan Chiat. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES their first since winning the triple crown in 2003. Men’s skipper Gavin Smith says reclaiming the title was a “very satisfying achievement” after years of trying. “We had a broad spectrum and experience in the team, as well as one of South Africa’s top juniors, Josh Luck, playing for us. Some of the old heads in the side also helped to get us through.” Chiat adds the club was just as proud of the men’s sixth team – the lowest at the club – for winning promotion from the 10th to the ninth league.
SLIP AND SLIDE: Rondebosch Boys’ High School player Graham Geldenhuys dives over for try during a match against Paul Roos Gymnasium in Rondebosch on Saturday. Geldenhuys’ try was his team’s only score of the game as they lost 5-10. PHOTO: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES
READY TO RUMBLE: The World Boxing Federation (WBF) international lightweight title will be contested on Saturday night. The fight forms part of a seven-fight bill and will take place at the Rotunda at The Bay Hotel in Camp’s Bay on Saturday 8 June. Here defending WBF international light weight champion Mzuvukile Magwaza (left), coach Zola Koti (centre) and African junior flyweight title contender Vusumi Tyatyeka (right) show they’re ready to go. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
SPORTING STRENGTH: Several St Cyprian’s High School pupils performed on the sports field this summer. Pictured here are some of the school’s top performers with their medals. The medals were awarded in open water swimming, swimming, synchronised swimming, field and indoor hockey, karate, tennis, squash, life saving and softball. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
MISSED KICK: Calvin Nell of Paul Roos Gymnasium is wrapped up by Rondesbosch Boys’ prop Kyle Whyte as flank Jay Stevens (right) looks on. Rondebosch, the home side, lost 5-10. PHOTO: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES
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DRIBBLING: Belhar Spurs player Byron Carelse runs at Old Mutual Academy player Clinton Herwel during an Engen Knockout Challenge play-off round match in Manenberg on Sunday. Mutual, from Pinelands, won 3-0. PHOTO: YUSUF MAGED/OMAR PICTURES
BEATEN: Old Mutual Academy’s Mogamat May manoeuvres his way past Belhar Spurs player Cheslyn Hilario during an Engen Knockout Challenge match in Manenberg on Sunday. Old Mutual, from Pinelands, won 3-0. PHOTO: YUSUF MAGED/OMAR PICTURES
around, after finishing in third, fourth and fifth places respectively last year. The tournament is a highlight on the Cape Town football calendar and is well-known for its professional organisation, lively atmosphere and quality football. But not only fans and players look forward to the Knockout Challenge. Scouts from across South Africa usually flock to the tournament and, since inception, it has become a proving ground for aspiring professionals. Supersport United midfielder George Maluleka, Ajax Amsterdam and Bafana Bafana attacker Thulani Serero and Santos’ own Zairon van Beulen all made a name for themselves at the Challenge.
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HE opening rounds of Cape Town’s most prestigious under-17 football tournament kicked off in a stormy Manenberg on Sunday. Over 2 000 young footballers braved the icy conditions in hopes of securing their place in the finals of the 10th annual Engen Knockout Challenge. People’s Post is the event’s print media sponsor. The first play-off round of the tournament saw over 100 teams battle it out in almost 60 matches. But the teams will still have to progress
through several more qualification rounds to join tournament hosts Santos FC, defending champions Ajax Cape Town and Premier Soccer League side Chippa United at the finals in August. With prize money of R10 000, tons of other prizes and the bragging rights up for grabs, the competition should be tough. Ajax will be looking to make it three-outof-three this year, and five titles in total, after dethroning then champions ASD Academy in the 2011 final and holding onto their crown with a victory over Santos in 2012. While Old Mutual, Hellenic and Vasco da Gama will be hoping to take it one step further and win the tournament this time
Sunday’s play-off fixtures took place at The Greens in Manenberg and the first round continued with fixtures at the at the Rygate Sports Fields in Johnson Road, Rylands last night (Monday). Tonight (Tuesday 4 June) will see the last games of the first round played in Rylands between 19:00 and 20:00. Each one of the 16 teams which will compete in the finals will receive training equipment or a cash prize, regardless of where they finish and all the teams play the same amount of games at the finals. V For the full results from the first round of matches and to view the best pictures from last year’s tournament visit www.peoplespost.co.za.
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