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COMMUNITY POLICE FORUM: A CALL TO ACTION
Team up to halt crime MONIQUE DUVAL
esidents of Ocean View, Kommetjie and Masiphumelele should play an active role in their communities. This call from the Community Police Forums (CPF) of these areas, comes ahead of a public meeting to address crime-related issues. The meeting has been scheduled for next week. CPF chairperson Johann Kikillus says the three areas which form part of the Ocean View police precinct are in need of better coordination. He says the communities face different issues and believes residents need to support the police to combat crime. “In Kommetjie house break-ins, thefts out of motor vehicles and robberies are a concern while drugs, gang violence, murder and assault have a negative impact on Ocean View. In Masiphumelele contact crimes, sexual crimes and robberies are an issue,” he says. Kikillus believes police are understaffed to deal with these issues and claims he has raised these concerns for several years. “The three communities need to be reassured that everything is being done to address their concerns. They don’t need empty promises, but a pro-active plan put in place. We have two very capable sector commanders, who need the cooperation of the community,” he says. Chairperson of the Ocean View Civic Association Oliver Castro agrees too few police officers are stationed at the policing precinct. He alleges many complaints go unaddressed and residents are not willing to report crime. “People fear intimidation by the perpetrators, so crimes go unreported. The biggest issue affecting Ocean View is drugs, as all crimes stem from the drug trade in the area,” he says. Castro urges residents to attend the meeting and raise their concerns. Komwatch chairperson Alastair Mackie says they will attend and show their support
for the CPF’s initiatives. He believes better coordination between the three communities is needed to address crime. “In Kommetjie we are fortunate to have private security initiatives, but in Masiphumelele and Ocean View this is not possible. We will attend to show our support, as we believe more police resources are needed in those areas,” Mackie says. Mzuvukile Nikelo, proportional representative councillor for Masiphumelele, says while he will attend the meeting, he is “not holding his breath”. He says residents have raised their concerns with Ocean View police for several years without any success. “Masiphumelele has been neglected and is not policed correctly. There are shootings, stabbings and robberies every week. The area is becoming a safe haven for criminals and the lack of police intervention is disappointing,” he says. However, Ocean View police station commander Lieutenant- Colonel Jakobus Augus says the layout and structure of Masiphumelele makes it hard to police. Nikelo urges residents to attend the meeting, but cautions them to “not expect any miracles”. Kikillus has now roped in Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith to also assist the CPF. Smith says, after speaking to the community and City of Cape Town officials in Ocean View, he believes the Metro Police and Law Enforcement can assist the CPF. “On a patrol of the area it was blatantly obvious Ocean View needed help. I will be attending the meeting with officials to see how we can assist,” he says. Augus says staff shortages at the station are a result of posts not being filled. He says this is being addressed by provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer. He confirms the area is most commonly affected by contact crimes, drugs, house break-ins and theft. V The meeting will take place at the Ocean View Civic Centre on Tuesday 15 October at 19:00.
PAPER RUN The People’s Post team took to the streets to deliver copies of the first Thursday edition hot off the press last week. Lealynne Solomons from Muizenberg helped the People’s Post team to hand out papers at Muizenberg Beach. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL
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COMMUNITY SAFETY: SMS SERVICE EXTENDED
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hile reporting safety concerns is only a text away, the effectiveness of a relaunched crime line is being questioned. The SMS number 35395, initially launched as part of the provincial Department for Community Safety’s Reward a Cop/Report a Cop programme where the public could report or compliment the police, now comes with extra services. But some are questioning how efficient the service will be. Provincial minister for Community Safety Dan Plato says the department expanded the service to allow the public to lodge community needs, find out about traffic on the province’s national roads and receive tips on safety and fatigue. “We are not stopping the Reward a Cop/ Report a Cop programme. The public are still encouraged to use it for reporting police and traffic services. In the absence of regular crime statistics, we are focusing on collecting policing needs and priority information for all communities in the province,” he says. Users can SMS the word “safe” to 35395 and an official will call them to gather information on what they feel is important for community safety, crimes affecting communities and policing challenges and successes. “People not always at liberty to speak openly at policing meetings where we usually gather information. They can now send an SMS at a minimal cost and we will return their call to hear what they have to say,” Plato says. “For traffic updates and road safety people can SMS the word ‘info’. Once the message has been received, the service will provide safety and traffic information, and – if needed – an official will contact the person directly.” While the initiative gives citizens the opportunity to voice their concerns about policing, the SMS line will inevitably not help prevent offences from taking place in the first place, argues volunteer crime
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IN TOUCH: An SMS line to combat crime has been expanded. PHOTO: TASMIN CUPIDO fighter Hanif Loonat. “The department needs to come up with pro-active projects when addressing crime. This SMS line is a reactive project which encourages the public to work against the police when they’re supposed to be working with them,” he says. “The police are not committing crimes; people are responsible for crime in our communities. “The police only arrive at the scene after a crime was committed. The department should instead be implementing projects which educate communities to refrain from crime.” Plato’s spokesperson Greg Wagner counters the department has been pro-active about crime by hosting annual policing needs and priorities meetings, which provide a platform for the public, community policing forums, NGOs, neighbourhood watches, business owners and representatives of the religious fraternity. “Plato also attends public meetings where communities can raise safety concerns which are explored by the department and relayed to relevant authorities such as the police or the Independent Police Investigative Directorate for further investigation,” Wagner says. “Safety information pamphlets are also
distributed at public meetings and during community walkabouts with the minister.” Kalk Bay resident Aashiq Newman, chairperson of the Fisherman’s Village Flats body corporate, says he informed the community about the SMS line. He claims they reported their community needs but, to date, no one received responses. “It was a bad service and I doubt whether it will work. If people are enquiring about traffic, the department needs to ensure that their response is immediate or else people will get frustrated,” he says. A city neighbourhood watch member Yasmena Ajam says she frequently reports crime to the police and to the emergency number 10111 with very little success. “I hope this SMS line will be effective, because we’ve had numerous problems with police not arriving at reported scenes. I’m concerned about my community. All I need is someone to assist me quickly when I report a crime,” she says. A city community improvement district manager, Shirley Aldum says it is difficult to determine how helpful the SMS line will be for the province. “The area in which we operate is a small community, with roads with funny pronunciations which are sometimes difficult to pinpoint. How much more difficult won’t it be for people trying to pinpoint roads across the province?” she says. But Zweli Mnisi, spokesperson for Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa, says people should not be too critical about the service. He suggested communities give it a chance before writing it off. “The police department will partner with anyone who wants to fight crime. People should give this service a chance and fix the system if there are loopholes,” he says. V SMS ”info” to 35395 for traffic services and ”safe” for policing needs in communities. V Do you think the service will be effective in the combat against crime? SMS your comments to 32516. SMSes cost R1.
CITIZEN JOURNALISM STORY
Citizen journalist: Bam leads the way He was also honoured by Meet People’s Post’s first citithe Rotary Club of Cape zen journalist. Town, when he was presentPhilip Bam was born in Hardevlei on 25 October 1948. ed with a Vocational Service He matriculated from South Award in recognition of his service to the community. Peninsula High School in In 1997 he was the recipient 1966 and went on to study at of the Louis Volks Humanithe Calvinist Theological Seminary, where he was ortarian Award from Lions Indained in 1973. ternational District 410A. In October 2000 he was He also holds a Diploma in Business Administration, 1st named a Melvyn Jones Fellow, which is the highest inClass from Executive Educaternational recognition aftion in Cape Town, as well as in Public Relations from the forded by Lions International for humanitarian service. Centre for Management De- WELCOME: Philip Bam is People’s Post’s new citizen His interest in community velopment. PHOTO: SUPPLIED affairs led him to becoming In 1979 Bam stepped down journalist. intimately involved in the from full-time ministry, because of his great interest in the affairs of rates campaign of the Lotus River, Ottery, the visually handicapped community. Grassy Park, Residents’ Association (LoHe became executive director of the gra), on which he serves as media spokesLeague of Friends of the Blind (Lofob), a po- person. He is also currently serving as PRO sition he very recently stepped down from of the Grassy Park Community Police Fo– he will officially step down at the end of rum, having served as chairperson for a the month. number of years. He still remained active in the church, Bam is a recipient of community builder heading up the church’s commission on awards and has, himself, donated matric dogmatics, and chaired the commission for prizes for Afrikaans at Grassy Park and the official journal of the church. Plumstead high schools. Bam was honoured by the City of Cape V To become a citizen journalist, submit your stories Town, receiving the Mayor’s Medal for online to www.peoplespost.com. Also view Bam’s Community Service in 2009. first citizen journalist article under the news section.
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Ocean View is breaking the cycle MONIQUE DUVAL
to stand up and say ‘no more’; we have all had enough. We are getting inA new initiative to advolved to turn things dress the social ills in around,” he says. Ocean View has been Sobs will host monthly launched. meetings and gatherings Save Our Beloved which will focus on relaSlangkop (Sobs) is a tionships, unemployproject of local youth ment, youth development empowerment NGO, drug and alcohol abuse Fruitnation. and education. The launch kicked off The project will also see with a community vigil the formation of parent near the library, where and youth discussion a young boy was gunned groups. down a week prior. “Many children in Residents gathered in Ocean View lack motivaa circle, lit candles, tion and have low self esvowed to take a stand teem, so the forums will and start addressing soprovide support to chilcial ills in the communidren and parents,” he ty. says. Founder Earl Mentor HOPE: Ocean View residents light Mentor believes youth says the candles symbol- candles at the vigil. PHOTO: CLINT are negatively affected by ised the “hopes for SPARKS the attitudes and beliefs of change” in Ocean View. He says the drug wars and gangsterism older folk in the community. “Many of them are a concern for many parents. He believes are still living in the past and their self-escommunication is the community’s only teem has been eroded. Our children are unable to imagine a better life for themselves tool in the fight against crime. “Unless we get together and start talking because the attitudes and perceptions of about the issues dividing the community, who we are and what we can become are limiting,” he says. we cannot prosper,” he says. Mentor says Sobs’ initiatives will “break With this initiative, Mentor hopes to turn these cycles” and allow children to dream. things around in Ocean View. “We came together at the vigil last week, V For more information visit www.fruitnation.co.za.
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“She was very professional and, through hard work and dedication, achieved She was an example both ingreat success. People loved side and outside the South Afand respected her.” rican Navy. Head of the SA Navy, ViceThis is how family and admiral Johannes Mudimu, friends of Commander Maria expressed his sympathy to Maritz (née Clulee), the first Maritz’s husband, Charl, as woman commander of a naval well as family and friends. attack craft, remembered her Her husband, also a naval after her sudden death. officer, described her as a The cause of her death is not beloved wife and good friend yet known. who had a big heart. Maritz (37), of Simon’s “She was prepared to give Town, was in the navy for 20 her all to those who were years. Before her death she close to her. worked in a planning capacity “She was a dedicated and in the submarine squadron. goal-driven individual who, Navy spokesperson Comin spite of much opposition, mander Greyling van den Berg said the navy is deeply MISSED: Commander Maria achieved the highest milesaddened by the sudden death Maritz from Simon’s Town. stones to set a real example,” of one of its most alert and proPHOTO: SUPPLIED he said. “People knew her as somefessional senior officers. “She was the first female fleet command- one who saw something and said it like it er of one of the Navy’s attack vessels and is, no holds barred. But she was quick to ofpaved the way for so many other young fer support where she could and when necwomen to follow in her footsteps,” he said. essary.”
Two raiding baboons euthanised Two raiding baboons from troops in Simon’s Town and Ocean View have been euthanised. According to a report by the City of Cape Town, South African National Parks (SANParks) and CapeNature, both operations were sanctioned by the Wildlife Advisory Committee (WAC). It states the adult male baboon, which formed part of the Waterfall troop in Simon’s Town, entered urban areas and raided daily. The baboon split from the troop and, along with other baboons, raided the residential area above the Waterfall Barracks. “It has a history of displaying threatening behaviour towards the public and
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MUIZENBERG: CALL FOR RESIDENTS TO TAKE ACTION
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new community plan to keep the streets of Muizenberg safe is underway. The Muizenberg Community Safety Initiative (MCSI) will host a meet-and-greet to introduce local organisations to residents at Alive Cafe later today. MCSI chairperson Trevor Snyders says this will be the third event, aimed at reaching out to the community, in recent months. “We find the gatherings go a long way to develop a community spirit. At these events people meet neighbours they have had for years and get the chance to interact with the organisations operating in Muizenberg,” he says. The gatherings are also held to garner support for safety initiatives in the area. The MCSI is the official neighbourhood watch for Muizenberg Village. Snyders explains a lack of community involvement is the biggest challenge faced by the MCSI. He says the organisation consists of about 10 patrollers who walk the streets to keep the area safe, but more community involvement is needed. “The MCSI organises patrols and we
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women, in particular. There are several incidents whereby it jumped at or on people,” the report says. It also states the baboon jumped on a woman in the Happy Valley Shelter, in the dark. A male adult baboon of the Da Gama troop in Ocean View has also been euthanised. The report says it would split away from the troop and enter houses in Ocean View, Da Gama and Welcome Glen. “It grabbed bags and food from people, and spent several nights sleeping on his own,” it states. The baboon raided three unoccupied houses, 12 occupied houses, broke windows and displayed threatening behaviour.
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LOCAL IDOL: WON’T GIVE UP
Benjamin says goodbye MONIQUE DUVAL
after receiving the lowest number of votes this week, left the competition on Tuesday. “Being voted out isn’t nice, but I have alse Bay teenager Benjamin Tainton (19) is not giving up on his music ca- learnt so much and I am grateful for the exreer. Last week he graced TV screens perience,” he says. Tainton grew up in Noordhoek and maacross the country as he performed Coldplay’s The Scientist on Idols South Africa. triculated from Fish Hoek High School in Tainton, who has been singing since the last year. He is a self-taught guitarist who age of five, made it to the final rounds but enjoys folk music. “I started playing violin at the age of 14, but decided to trade it for a guitar when I realised I couldn’t sing while playing. The guitar was a Christmas gift from my parents,” he explains. Tainton says after completing his schooling he decided to take a gap year and entered Idols, but didn’t expect much. He waited in line from 06:00 to 18:00 for his chance to impress the judges. “The experience was surreal; I couldn’t believe all the judges gave me the thumbs up,” he says. After the auditions, Benjamin, along with other finalists, were jetted off to Sun City where they took part in acapella and group auditions. “The competition has been interesting so far, I have learnt so much and continue to grow as an artist,” Tainton says. During the competition he has been writing new lyrics and will now focus on furthering his music career. “I am grateful for all the support from my family, friends and the community. “I am excited about working on my own music, but for now I need some VOTED OFF: Benjamin Tainton performs The Scientist by Coldplay. PHOTO: SUPPLIED rest,” Tainton says.
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FISH HOEK BEACH: EXCLUSION NET TESTS WELL
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hark spotters are gearing up to test the new shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek Beach this summer. After months of successful trials, the environmentally friendly net will be tested during the in-shore movement of sharks. Project manager Sarah Titley says the one-of-a-kind net was first conceptualised in October 2011 after a spike in shark activity saw the beach closed for 20 days. “Fear kept the public away and surrounding businesses were affected. We formed a partnership with the City of Cape Town, the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Sharks Board, and started developing ideas for the net,” she says. The net is about 330m long and stretches diagonally from just off Jaeger’s Walk to the Shark Spotters hut on the beach. It is also 5m in depth to ensure it touches the sea bed. Titley explains the one of a kind net is the first in the world and differs significantly from the nets in Durban. “The Durban nets are designed to catch sharks and not to form a barrier. The exclusion net was designed to minimise the impact on the environment and give swimmers an extra sense of security,” she says. The net, which is made of fine mesh, prevents capture or entanglement of marine animals. It is white and yellow buoys can be seen floating on the water when the net is deployed. Titley says sharks are likely to swim along the net and then move off. The trial period commenced in March and, Titley says, bad weather is the biggest
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Kalk Bay Beach: enforce harbour regulations With reference to “Beach goes downhill” (People’s Post, 3 October). There are harbour regulations regarding law enforcement under the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 which clearly state the law on abandoned vessels in fishing harbours and the activities taking place within fishing harbours and on beaches within fishing harbours. During my years as harbour master these very same problems existed, but were dealt with effectively. Harbour regulations were enforced regarding the use of alcohol, open fires and vagrants attempting to squat within the harbours. They were constantly warned, fined and, as a last resort, removed from the area. Many of the tunnels on Kalk Bay Beach, which were used as shelters by vagrants, were fenced off. Regular raids were carried out by me and my staff, with the assistance of the police and squatter control officers, to prosecute these offenders. Many of the residents in the area looked on in alarm at my strong-arm tactics, but I got the job done and kept the beaches safe (for the enjoyment of) all. At one stage there were so many shelters on Kalk Bay Beach that I had the beach sand shifted from the front of the tunnels to flood the area. This project was funded by Mike Townsend of Harbour House Restaurant. In 2008 a fishing vessel, the Baby Ronald, was left abandoned by the owners and was also used as a drug den in Kalk Bay Harbour. The owners of Kalky’s and Harbour House Restaurant funded the removal of that vessel, returning it to its owners in Gansbaai. Unfortunately harbour masters have still not been appointed at Kalk Bay or Hout Bay harbours, to oversee the management of these facilities. Previously I have stated that these facilities should be privately run, whereby management and service delivery would be better managed for boat owners and the public visiting these facilities. PAT STACEY, RETIRED HARBOUR MASTER AND CHIEF FISHERIES INSPECTOR FOR KALK BAY
Your SMSes . To Monique Duval: congratulations on presenting a positive image of Ocean View. There is much more to the Ocean View community than tik, gangs and flying bullets. Support this very depressed community. Give a hand and bring hope. Positive journalism always boosts the spirits. Peter Voges . I went shopping at Canal Walk on Tuesday 24 September. Due to a large (sum) spent, my card was blocked. When I arrived at Legit in Canal Walk, I was assisted by Geraldine, who went the extra mile to phone head office. Thank you very much for being so pleasant and helpful. Keep up the good work, Geraldine. . I feel for homeless people, but they need to realise we are living in a world where nothing is for nothing. We all need to pay our way; are they prepared to do this? If yes, then by all means they need to get homes. If not, then welcome to the real world where everything costs money. If you look hard enough there is employment out there. . Regarding the elections: voting alone does not put food in one’s mouth. A political party cannot promise a poor person that, because then they are lying. They may bribe you with a loaf of bread today, but what about all the tomorrows? Work is the only thing which earns a person the money to put food on the table. DD . I like (the fact) that you upload stories to the website daily. . If Tony Ehrenreich is that wise, why doesn’t he make a surplus at the unemployment office. (There are) monies which are long overdue to some people. Surely there will be many mouths fed. Just a thought. V SMS your comments to 32516 at R1.
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t a recent seminar attended by Harcourts agents country-wide, a senior property analyst provided useful practical information for anyone considering selling a property.
Your home is your largest asset When thinking of selling, here are some points to ponder when deciding which agents and agencies to use. It may be useful to understand the agent profile by asking a few pertinent questions, such as for: The agent How long have you been in real estate? What is the average number of days on the market for homes that are listed before it sells? What is the agent’s list price to sell price ratio? What is the average selling price for this area? Has the agent sold any homes in your area? The agency How long has your estate agency been in operation? How many people are employed in the agency – locally, nationally and internationally? How strong is the brand and how active is the agency in the area – do you see “for sale” and “sold” boards? Is the agency associated with a referral network and how strong is the referral network. What training does your agency give its agents? How will the agency market the property?
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Kitchen V Store all counter-top appliances in cabinets to make counter space look larger. Clean counter-tops. V Replace counter tile or grout where needed. V Ensure that the kitchen is bright and attractive.
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Garage V Remove all unnecessary items. V Tidy up in general, including shelves.
Overall V Ensure bedrooms and reception rooms are tidy, open and have ample light. V Eliminate odours. V Be sure drapes are open and windows are clean inside and out. V Take advice from your agent in presenting the property to prospective buyers. V For more information contact Harcourts: Maynard Burgoyne, Fish Hoek on (021) 782 6202 or visit www.fishhoek.harcourts.co.za or www.harcourts.co.za.
Bathrooms V Check caulking around tubs and showers, and redo if necessary. V Repair leaking faucets and replace tiles and grout if necessary. V Keep mirrors and all chrome shining. V Personal items should be put away.
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PEOPLE'S POST | FALSE BAY Thursday, 10 October 2013
Joint co-ownership and you What does joint ownership or co-ownership mean? How can you safeguard yourself when things go wrong? You do not have to be married to coown property with another person. Two or more people can also jointly own property. This is becoming increasingly common with younger people today. The idea of co-owning is much more appealing than co-renting for some people. When you co-own a property with someone, the property as a whole is coowned. No particular part of the property is solely owned by one of the co-owners. The extent of the shares held by the co-owners does not have to be equal, although this is not always practical. But if you, for example, have a 60% share, it does not mean you own a larger part of the property. It means you would pay 60% of the purchase price and cost of purchasing the property. You would also benefit from 60% of any profit derived from the sale or lease of the property. Problems can and do arise when things go wrong, and one person wants to sell while the other person or persons do not want to sell. A portion of the joint property can only be sold or leased with the consent of all the co-owners. A majority vote on this matter is insufficient. A share of the joint property can also only be sold (usually) with the con-
sent of all the joint owners. This will also depend upon the agreement between the owners in this regard. So be careful not to get too caught up in the excitement of purchasing property together. Always keep in mind that people and their ideas change, and that you should not put yourself in a situation which will be tricky to get out of. Insist that a co-ownership agreement is drawn up to safeguard all the potential co-owners before you sign the offer to purchase. This agreement will have to state, for example, that should one owner want to sell his share of the property, the remaining co-owners have the first option to purchase it. But if no market-related offers are made by them, the property must be sold (as a whole) and the proceeds divided according to the extent of each coowner’s share. The money you spend on drawing up such an agreement will be money well spent. Be warned: If one of the co-owners does not pay his share of the bond, the remaining co-owners are all jointly and severely liable for the debt. This means the other co-owners will have to pay the bond. There is nothing you can do to safeguard yourself from this! V For more information contact Inge, Glenn or Dawn at Engel & Völkers Fish Hoek on (021) 782 0006 or email@example.com.
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Getting the better of relocation blues T
here are few things as stressful as moving house – and relocating to a strange town where you don’t have any family or friends is even harder. However, according to recent research by a bank, about one in every five home sales in SA now results in the sellers relocating. This relocation is not only to another neighbourhood or town, but to a different province, a statement says. “For some, this will probably be a one-time occurrence,” says Richard Gray, CEO of a real estate group, “as there is a growing trend among business people in SA towards ‘semigration’, which generally means moving their family to a permanent new home on the coast or in the countryside while they continue to travel for work. “However, for many other people, the norm is now a major move every few years, as one work contract or posting comes to an end and they and their families need to relocate to take up another. Fortunately, there are ways to make these transitions easier, especially when it comes to the sale of an existing home and the purchase of a new one.” The first step, he says, is usually to decide whether to buy first or sell first. “If the market in your new hometown is in a buyers’ phase – as most in SA still are – it is definitely better to sell your existing home first and, if possible, before you move. Then, as well as having plenty of choice as regards a new home, you will also know exactly how much you can afford to pay for a new one. “What is more, if the agent selling your ex-
isting home works for a real estate company (which) has a proper national referral network, he or she will be happy to have a colleague in your new town start looking for suitable properties for you before you even arrive.” And speaking of agents, Gray says, it is extremely important to select the right one to handle the sale of your existing home. “The agent must have an excellent sales record and experience of dealing with long-distance relocation. And the rapport between you must be excellent, especially if you think you may have to vacate your home before it has been sold. You will be entrusting this agent with keys, access by prospective purchasers and responsibility for regular and comprehensive report backs.” Leading on from this, he says, the third, and probably most important step, is to be honest with your agent about how much time you have available to sell your home. “Many people facing relocation fear being cast in the role of a ‘desperate seller’ and deliberately mislead their agents into believing the move will not take place for six months or a year, when in fact it may take place within a month or two.” He says an “experienced and committed agent who knows there is a time constraint will readily give your home undivided attention, condensing and intensifying the marketing programme to ensure a successful transaction within a very short while. And that will certainly smooth the path to your new front door”.
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Friday 11 October V St James: Sannie Fox will perform at the Octopus Garden at 20:00. Entry is R30. Phone (021) 788 4656 to book. V Kommetjie: Dr Neil Burman and Chris Haller will discuss Matters Of The Mind, covering Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and strokes, at St Margaret’s Church hall from 09:45 until 11:30. Entry is R10. For further details on the talk phone (021) 683 1465. Saturday 12 October V Capri: Reini Adelbert and Caroline Blundell will perform at The Cottage Club at 19:00. Entry is R100. To book your seat phone (021) 785 5052. V Simon’s Town: Sanccob and the Simon’s Town Museum will celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day by releasing African penguins back into the wild at Seaforth Beach at 10:00. The museum needs donations of toothbrushes, towels and linen for the penguins. Phone (021) 786 3046 for more information. Sunday 13 October V Cape Point: The Cape Point Volunteers will host a 10km hike from Smitswinkel from 09:00 until 13:00. The trail is steep and requires moderate fitness. Phone John on (021) 782 2379 or 084 249 9979.
V Fish Hoek: University of the Third Age will host an illustrated talk by Tony van Reneveld on Sir Pierre van Ryneveld’s flight from London to Cape Town in 1920, at the civic centre. Entry is free. Phone Peter Rickards on (021) 788 9469. Thursday 17 October V Fish Hoek: The diabetes support group will meet at the civic centre at 14:15. Renay Smith will conduct kidney and blood pressure tests. Phone Gerald on (021) 786 4540. Friday 18 October V Fish Hoek: The Fish Hoek Friends of Music will host a concert by pianist Jan Hugo at the civic centre at 19:30. Tickets are R50 and can be purchased from Kleinjan’s Biltong Bar in Fish Hoek. Phone David on (021) 782 3946 or Carol on (021) 782 2282. V Noordhoek: Bill Knight will be perform at the Red Herring. Entry is R50. Book on (021) 789 1783. Saturday 19 October V Fish Hoek: In the Mood Dance club will hold a dance at the civic centre at 20:00. Entry is R20 for members and R25 for visitors. Take your own XYZ. Phone (021) 782 4991.
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On the road to national glory LIAM MOSES
he Sun Valley Group of Schools’ football team is set to face the toughest test in its history. The team entered the Metropolitan South African Schools Football Association (SASFA) league for the first time this year and won the tournament to qualify for Metropolitan SASFA Cup. Now, after placing second in the Western Province finals of the Metropolitan Cup last week, they are set to take on the country’s best in the national finals. Coach Sudley Solomons says his team has nothing to lose and will be aiming for victory. “It’s our first year and we didn’t expect to get so far,” he says. “At the beginning of the tournament I told the boys that we would just see how it goes, as it’s our first time, and then go all out for the results and victory next year. We didn’t expect to get this far.” Sun Valley faced off against five other regional league winners in the WP finals on Saturday 5 October. Solomons’ team started off with a 7-1 thumping of Qhayiya Secondary School and beat West Coast school Diazville High 1-0 to finish on top of the Group B and advance to the final. But finalists Beaufort West Secondary proved too tough a task for Sun Valley, as the match finished in a 0-3 loss for the False Bay school. Solomons says playing three games in one day took its toll on his players. “I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t win the final, but it’s the first time we have played in this tournament,” he says. “The guys got a bit tired and a lot of them were cramping, so I had to make substitutions. They were just too tired in the third game.”
ALL THE WAY: The Sun Valley Group of Schools soccer team have qualified for the Metropolitan SASFA Cup finals. Both finalists will represent the Western Cape in the national finals in Polokwane in December. Sun Valley also competed the Coca-Cola Cup under-15 tournament for the first time this year and managed a third-place finish at the provincial finals.
Earthwave Fest to rock Muizenberg Touch rugby, paddling, skateboarding, surfing and Guiness World records: the 2013 BOS Earthwave Beach Festival has it all. The sixth edition of this popular gathering of Cape Town’s beach community will feature a variety of sports events – both fun and competitive – and activities of interest to the whole family. The WP Touch Rugby Challenge, presented by People’s Post, will see two teams of 16 players each attempt to play touchies for over 28 hours in hopes of setting a new world record. The game will start at 08:00 on Saturday 19 October and continue until noon the next day. The current record is 27 hours of play. As many as 450 surfers are expected to paddle out on at midday on Sunday to try and break the record of 110 surfers riding the same wave. The record was set at the 2009 Earthwave festival in Muizenberg. The Western Cape Inter-schools Surfing Tournament, presented by Billabong, will bring teams from schools together to compete for great prizes. Teams from the four surfing outreach programmes in the Muizenberg area will also compete against each other, in an initiative supported by the Surfing South Africa
and the Department of Sport and Recreation. The Similasan Tandem Surfing Championships will also take place at the festival. Two surfers will execute acrobatic manoeuvres on the same board, in hopes of claiming the title. The Battle of Bay, presented by Xpression the Beach, sees stand-up paddlers (SUP) competing in short and long distance races. The Pipeline Skate Ramps Skateboard Competition brings ramp and half-pipe skateboarding to the festival for the first time and Wavejet Propulsion will provide demonstrations of their range of jet-propelled surf and SUP boards. There will be valuable prizes on offer for kids in the BOS Dig for Gold treasure hunt and beach clean-up, and lots to learn about sharks and the oceans from the Shark Spotters, AfriOceans and the SharkSafe project. The festival reaches a crescendo with the awards function and after-party at Muizenberg Pavilion. There will be live bands, a DJ spinning the decks and food and beverages on sale. Contact Kahuna Promotions on (021) 783 4965 or email@example.com for further information. Visit www.facebook.com/bos.earthwave for the latest news.
Rally championships reaches its climax The Fix-A-Smash All Tar Rally will take place at Killarney Racing Complex on Sunday 12 October. The race is the fifth and final round of the Western Cape Rally Cham-
pionships. The rally will commence the following morning at 08:30, while the first stage will start at 09:00. There will be six stages, two of which will be super specials.
Solomons attributes his team’s seemingly overnight success to hard work and long hours on the training field. “The boys practice every day and, as a result, they are very close to each other,” he says. “They also know each other’s weaknesses
and strengths.” Sun Valley have already won R20 000 for their school by qualifying for the national finals. They could win a further R100 000, R50 000 or R30 000 if they finish first, second or third at the nationals.