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Tuesday 8 November 2011

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WO suspects in Sunday’s mountain attack on two hikers, in which one of the victims broke a leg trying to escape, could have been caught after they were spotted at the top of Newlands Ravine. The victim, a 23-year-old from Rondebosch, was reportedly walking with two other men within the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) between Devil’s Peak and the Rhodes Memorial when they were accosted. He fell as he was running down the mountain to escape the men. His cellphone, backpack and money were stolen. This was late in the morning. But Jean-Claude Malengret, who spotted the suspects on the mountain later that day, says when he phoned Cape Town Central Police Station he had to convince the officer on duty that Tafelberg Road actually fell within their jurisdiction. “They finally agreed to send a car,” he says, but he subsequently discovered the message had been relayed incorrectly. From where he spotted the men it is about a 30 minute walk to Tafelberg Road, and that is the only way down from the top of the ravine – other than via the Blockhouse. Malengret, who was hiking behind the victims and was involved from the time his group found the injured man, and also phoned the Table Mountain Visitor Safety number (0861 106 417) to report spotting the suspects, but says they either hung up or he was cut off. Malengret and his wife first struggled to summon help, and says it took police over an hour to arrive and medical rescue two hours. He says: “A TMNP ranger arrived after about 25 minutes (alerted by some cyclists) but was on his own, had no weapons and was reluctant to pursue the suspects. “Thirty minutes later another ranger joined them, this time on foot. No pursuit was attempted.”

RESCUE OPERATION: A hiker broke his leg trying to escape his attackers during Sunday’s latest mugging on Table Mountain. He was walking between Devil’s Peak and Rhodes Memorial. Photo: Gwen Rea After leaving the rescue site, Malengret and his friends decided to continue their hike up to Devil’s Peak. At about 17:30, on their way down and at the top part of Nursery Ravine they spotted two men, matching the description given by the hikers, coming up the Ravine. The parties brushed past each other but no words were exchanged. The men avoided any eye contact and moved off “quite quickly”. He says they had their jackets wrapped around their hands concealing what they were carrying. He describes them as “very dark in complexion, thin and athletic looking.” Both were bald and approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall. Andre van Schalkwyk of the Table Mountain Safety Action Group

(TMSAG) says the rate of attacks has now surpassed that of last year. He says TMSAG has only one objective which is: To immediately alert and inform (forewarn) mountain visitors and users of incidents and hotspots and in so doing enable them to make informed decisions with regards their own safety. Van Schalkwyk recently withdrew from the Table Mountain Safety Forum (TMSF), which was established in February this year by the previous Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, as a means to bring together all the role-players, including Sanparks, the police and civic associations. “We cannot be party to a ‘system’ or process that does not work and that almost (seemingly) has a paranoia against releasing any form of information, no matter how much

assurance we provide that we will use the information for early warnings only,” he says. TMSF chairperson, Marc Truss, says the Forum, when established, identified a lack of direct communication between affected parties and to the public as a priority. Shortly before Malengret’s revelation on Monday, Truss said that since February, communication has improved drastically. In July, Claudio Massenz (26) fractured his skull following a fall above Rhodes Memorial, trying to evade his attackers. Captain Ezra October, Cape Town Central Police Station spokesperson and Merle Collins, Sanparks spokesperson, were not able to respond to questions or allegations made by Malengret by the time of going to print.

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Tuesday 8 November 2011

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THE inaugural Kommetjie Festival takes place on Saturday 19 November, with an extensive programme which is sure to draw crowds to one of Cape Town’s most picturesque suburbs. Activities will kick off at 08:00 with a scenic 10km fun run and 4km walk, followed by the Mzanzi Youth Procession, which will include a Stand-up Surf-Paddle Academy, Surfing competition, Biggest Crayfish and Best Braai competitions, Miss Kommetjie competition, a dog show, craft market, secure kids drop off and play area, and various exhibitions. Fisherman’s Restaurant and The Helmsman Pub - who together with Outdoor Cooking, are sponsoring the event - will host live bands and DJ’s from 17:00 till late. Tickets cost R50 for entry to both venues.

Says event organiser, Gary Froud, “Kommetjie is a unique and vibrant village with a strong sense of community, and we intend to make this an annual event that contributes to community projects.” This year’s festival will serve to raise funds for the community and school swimming pool – excellent fundraising efforts by Kommetjie Primary have brought them more than half way to their target, and we anticipate that the festival will provide the final boost needed to make this long-awaited dream a reality.” Follow Kommetjie Road into Kommetjie. For more information phone Gary on 079 615 1707 alternatively visit www.kommetjie.org.

Final week for business pageant entries THE “Keep Fish Hoek beautiful” and “Service Excellence” competitions are drawing to a close. Prizes include a R500 voucher from Beautiful Living and a R200 voucher from A P Jones. Nominations must explain the reasons why the business deserves to be rewarded; what it did to impress you. Prizes will be awarded to the top three nominators and a trophy will go to the winner. The business must be in the CBD (Main Road from Clovelly Corner to Kommetjie Road circle; Kommetjie Road up to 2nd Avenue; Beach Road and First Avenue).

Email nominations to fishhoekcid@gmail.com or fax it to (021) 782-1488, or drop it off at the pay counter at A P Jones. Entries are evaluated by a business person who does not live or do business in the Fish Hoek area. Businesses are also running out of time to show how they have improved the appearance of their premises. A panel of anonymous judges will complete their surveys by 16 November, in time for the Awards Ceremony to be held at Calders Conference Centre on Thursday 1 December.

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THE eMzantsi project is in its seventh year and ready for this year’s big carnival day on Saturday 3 December. This Far South initiative aims to create a platform through art, drama, music and carnival where different communities and cultures can interact. Although the Carnival is a one-day event, the eMzantsi programme runs throughout the year and boasts a music project, schools project and costume-making workshops. This year’s green Carnival theme is “eMzantsi Goes BOS!” What started out as a small oneday event now employs locals on a permanent basis, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. Yandiswa Mzwana, an artist from Masiphumelele is the project coordinator. Her friendly disposition and creative manner is infectious. She describes her role at eMzantsi as “combining schools from different The giant biodiversity puppet Bos Baby, will frolick with backgrounds through art, drama clowns and preschoolers at the fourway junction on the and music.” The project offered free Kommetjie Road before the eMzantsi Carnival parade recycled art-making workshops to on Saturday 3 December. The puppet makers are, from Far South pre-primary schools in left, Sidney Ryan, Prosper Tafa and Cathrine Heeley. preparation for the eMzantsi CarniPhoto: Alistair Berg val. Ten educares from Noordhoek, Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Fish Hoek children is their freedom to express themcame together in twinned groups to make selves during workshops. beautiful windmill flowers. They will also get Yandisa says she has learned and grown a a free educational workshop in November lot at eMzansti. from Little Green Fingers to learn about bioHer dream is for children from different diversity and the importance of protecting cultures and communities to play together, our local fauna and flora. without needing a workshop to facilitate the Yandisa started working with eMzantsi as process. “I hope that in 15 years time, we a facilitator presenting workshops on recy- would not have to stress about integration, cling and art and helped carnival partici- because today’s children grew up with differpants to create costumes and hats for carni- ent cultures.” val day. Her role at eMzantsi evolved and Working with children, however, has its soon she managed over 35 members of the challenges. “Some kids think they are too old construction crew responsible for puppets for some activities,” she says. But by the time and floats. But Yandisa has found her niche the carnival arrives, lasting bonds between with the schools project. “I love working with the kids and those working with them have children,” she says. been formed. She says the best thing about working with ATHLONE 18 Old Klipfontein Rd

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FH crime increases DALEEN FOUCÉ

PROPERTY-related crime in the Fish Hoek precinct has increased by 50% since last year, says Warrant Officer Peter Midleton, spokesperson for the Fish Hoek police station.

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From Germany with love “IT IS rather ironic that in a country north of the Equator, schools are closed and furniture disposed of due to lack of pupils,” say the Cape Town Noon Gun Rotarians, while at the same time, on the opposite side of the globe, schools are in dire need of educational facilities and equipment. The Rotarians seized the opportunity, found generous sponsors and filled a 40 foot container with 2000kg of equipment. The 456 items included chairs, tables and sporting equipment. It was shipped from Chemnitz in Germany to Cape Town and taken to Ukhanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele, near Kommetjie. The school was originally built for 700 pupils, but currently accommodates 1400, sharing chairs or sitting on crates. After a year of hard work and persistence by Rotarians the container finally arrived in Masi greeted by hundreds of school children and their teachers. While seals were broken and wrapping stripped, children and Rotarians formed a human chain to the storage hall. For more than an hour the container spewed out

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The Fish Hoek precinct, consists of two sectors and includes Sunnydale, Sun Valley, Capri, Faerie Knowe, Noordhoek and Fish Hoek. Middleton says recent months’ crime figures indicate a drastic increase in property crimes like house break-ins and thefts out of motor vehicles, compared to this time last year. He singles out Capri, where there had been a “cluster” of thefts, particularly of laptops and jewellery. Police are patrolling affected areas more, but without neglecting other areas. He says criminals move from area to area and it is important to patrol all areas.

André Blom, chairperson of the Fish Hoek Community Policing Forum, agrees that Capri and Noordhoek areas are being targeted by criminals. Blom says the neighbourhood watches are planning several operations in these areas. He says that the CPF is handing out pamphlets with safety information and increasing visibility. CCTV cameras were recently installed in parts of Noordhoek. “Because these areas are safer than other parts of the country, people often leave doors and windows open.” Blom urges residents to get contact numbers for their local neighbourhood watches and to be vigilant about their safety. Middleton says that to avoid propertyrelated crime, people should not leave valuables in their cars and should report crimes at all times. For contact numbers of local neighbourhood watches, phone the Fish Hoek police on (021) 784-2700.

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MEET THE TEAM: Guest speaker at the Fish Hoek Chamber of Commerce and Industry AGM at The Galley Restaurant, was Mike Schilperoort.He is pictured here with mem­ bers of the Chamber’s ex­ ecutive committee, who were elected on Thursday night. From left are Mike Reaper (exco), Herbie Eichel (owner of The Galley Restaurant), Julian Hob­ son (exco), Mike Schilper­ oort, Rick Bing (exco), Adrian Lawson (exco) and Manu Choudree (exco).

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Schilperoort – whose son, Tom, is a champion paddler – became involved in finding a solution to Fish Hoek’s shark problem after Fish Hoek resident Tyna Webb was killed by a shark in 2004. Schilperoort approached the Natal Sharks Board, which was involved in the development of shark-repelling electromagnetic devices. After a fundraising drive, he was able to secure 25 of these devices for use when the Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club practised in the water. The devices emit an electromagnetic pulse across a radius of five metres. The theory is that sharks are repelled by the electromagnetic pulse. Schilperoort was invited to address the Chamber’s AGM after the shark attack on Michael Cohen at Clovelly Corner in September. Schilperoort’s is in regular contact with key roleplayers, such as Gregg Oelofse, head of environmental policy and strategy in the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Resource Management Department. He has accompanied shark researcher Alison Kock on shark tagging expeditions. Business in the area is taking a knock, Schilperoort said, from sellers of bodyboards and surf gear to estate agencies picking up negative sentiment from property owners and prospective buyers. Holiday bookings will still show the impact of Fish Hoek’s shark population on the town’s popularity with holidaymakers. As Schilperoort said, “Google ‘Fish Hoek’ and you will often find ‘shark’ attached to the town’s name.” Schilperoort said a short-term and a longterm solution were in the making, but due to the need to first secure national government support and funding, the details could not be confirmed yet. Schilperoort believes roleplayers will broadly be in support of the proposed solutions as they balance the need for safety with the need for environmental sensitivity.

THE long-term upgrade on the Main Road from Atlantic Road in Muizenberg to Clovelly Road, Fish Hoek has been the cause of many headaches and complaints, but has also ensured urban renewal in some of the oldest and most picturesque villages of South Africa. People’s Post visited the site, along with Paul Booth, project manager and Andrew Rush, resident engineer, to inspect the complete work, and to find out what is yet to come. The upgrade, deemed an absolute necessity by the City of Cape Town, has been under way since March 2008. But contrary to expectations, 50% of the upgrade is not on the road itself, but rather to water and sewage pipes underneath the road. Main Road was surfaced about 60 years ago and has not received much attention since then. Phase one of the upgrade, from Canty House to Leighton Road,is approaching completion. Booth says part of their mandate was to ensure ample parking and to improve the public spaces and safety in and around the Road. This is already evident in St. James, where different design elements were used for aesthetic and practical value. Parking areas along the road were laid out with light brown bricks, while walkways were indicated with red brick. Booth says the City could not approve pedestrian crossings on the Main Road. However, this inspired creative thinking on how to make Main Road safer for pedestrians. Several unofficial crossings were indicated with red brick and added warning signs to motorists. These unofficial crossings were also built at junctions with Main Road, in order to create a continual walking path. Historic features of the road were incorporated, with all the original sandstone curbs and historic manholes reused. Additional parking, indigenous gardens and stone benches are some of the improvements to the road, while existing walkways under the railway have been given a facelift. “There has been very little vandalism to the new walkways,” says Booth. The Trevone Fountain, which sprouts

PLACE OF REST: The contractor installed rock benches and indigenous gardens all along the Main Road. the preferred water for locals’ whiskey, has been refurbished and cleaned up. The Main Road upgrade is currently in its second phase, from Leighton Road to Kalk Bay Harbour. Booth says that in consultation with local businesses, it was decided not to continue work in the Kalk Bay CBD during the festive season. He says the contractor will work between Clairvaux Road, which leads up to Boyes Drive, and the Kalk Bay Harbour during the festive season. “The contractor will revert to the stop-and-go system during this time,” says Booth. Challenges during the upgrade included the lack of detailed maps of the all the infrastructure under the Road. Booth and Rush both say that communication between the work team and the localcommunity has been fantastic. “We have made friends along the way,” he says. Booth adds that members of the community have also taken responsibility for the indigenous gardens that are being planted. Phase three, which consists of two separate parts, stretches from Kalk Bay Harbour to Clovelly Road and From Muizenberg to just south of Casa Labia. The project is due for completion at the end of 2014,

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ANOTHER life has been claimed in a car accident on the notorious Kommetjie Road. The accident, in w hich a 30year-old woman died, occurred just beyond Seventeenth Avenue in the early hours of Sunday morning 30 October. The driver and two other passengers in the car were admitted to hospital. Fish Hoek police could not determine if the driver had been under the influence of TRAGIC: A car accident on Kommetjie Road recently claimed alcohol at the time of the the life of a 30­year­old woman. Photo: EMT crash. By the time police arrived on the scene, the ed on Kommetjie Road has . They were frusdriver had already been taken to hospital. tated because it was four months since a resoRobert de Wet, administration manager for lution had been reached between the City of Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT), says Cape Town and Fish Hoek residents to make that according to witnesses at the scene, the the road safer. driver allegedly lost control of the car. The Residents had understood officials to have car left the road and collided with a tree, then said that work would start on the road a week a wall and streetlamp pole before coming to after the second community meeting for a safa stop. er Kommetjie Road. De Wet says one occupant was trapped unJanet Holwill, chairperson of the Fish Hoek derneath the tree, which had been knocked Residents and Ratepayers Association, says down. The injured person was assisted by the City recently completed the overhead members of the public. traffic lights at Seventeenth Avenue. She Two other occupants were lying injured says that this is “a good start” for making the next to the car. The fourth occupant, who had road safer. been ejected from the car during the impact, The two meetings followed the death of was lying several metres away and was de- well-known Fish Hoek resident, Ray Renaud clared dead on the scene. on 5 June, while he was out walking with his Warrant Officer Peter Middleton, spokes- dog. (“Road claims another life,” People’s person for the Fish Hoek police, says a case Post, 7 June 2011). of culpable homicide is being investigated. EMT conveyed sincere thanks to the memPeople’s Post reported last week on resi- bers of the public who were “quick to assist” dents’ frustration that work has not yet start- them in gaining access to the patients

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Tuesday 8 November 2011

OUT TO SEA: Fish Hoek of the Treknet fisherman plying their trade in the morning, just after 08:000 on Wednesday 26 October. Photo: Gavin Finlayson CONGRATULATIONS: Robert and Loes van Kerpel of South Break Village, Muizenberg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday 18 November. The couple was intro­ duced to one another during a picnic at Hartebeestpoort Dam in November 1958 and mar­ ried three years later. They lived in Johannesburg until 1987. They have three children (Mark, Nicolette and Michelle) and eight grandchildren. Photo: Supplied

OLD SCHOOL: The steam locomo­ tive makes its way from Fish Hoek to Kalk Bay on Sunday 30 October, with children enjoying the sea views. Photo: Gavin Finlayson

NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE SUBCOUNCILS NOVEMBER 2011 Notice is hereby given that the meeting of the 24 (twenty four) Subcouncils for the City of Cape Town will take place at the time and at the different venues as indicated in the schedule below: Subcouncil Venue Council Chambers, 1 Royal Ascot, Milnerton

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Kraaifontein Council Chambers Council Chambers, Voortrekker Road, Goodwood Parow Council Chambers Tallent Road, Parow Council Chambers, cnr Jakkalsvlei Avenue and Kiaat Road, Bonteheuwel Bellville Council Chambers Bellville Civic Centre

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Durbanville Council Chambers

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Moses Mabhida Library Khayelitsha Look Out Hill Tourism Facility Khayelitsha Gugulethu Council Chambers Fezeka Building, Gugulethu Family & Youth Centre, cnr Kilomanjaro & Alps Streets, Tafelsig

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Lusaka Community Hall, Lusaka

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Plover Room, Pinelands Training Centre, Pinelands Council Chambers, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town

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Athlone Minor Hall

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Council Chambers, Alphen Centre Constantia Oostenberg Council Chambers Kuils River Strand Council Chambers

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Colorado Community Centre

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Manager Peter Deacon 021 550 1001 Fred Monk 021 980 6053 Johannes Brand 021 590 1676 Ardela van Niekerk 021 938 8050 Martin Julie 021 695 8171 Pat Jansen 021 918 2024 Elmaleen du Plessis 021 970 3002 Izak du Toit 021 850 4149 Thando Siwisa 021 360 1351 Fezekile Cotani 021 360 1267 Kayise Nombakuse 021 630 1600 David Cedras 021 371 4550 Lunga Bobo 021 630 1600 Christopher Jako 021 6301600 Mariette Griessel 021 531 3437 Marius Coetsee 021 487 2055 Edgar Carolissen 021 637 9757 Okkie Manuels 021 710 8394 Desiree Mentor 021 784 2011 Brian Ford 021 794 2493 Pieter Grobler 021 900 1502 Richard Moi 021 900 1508 David Cedras 021 371 4550/1 Anthony Mathe 021 956 8000

In addition to items of relevance to specific sub-councils, the following items will appear on the agendas for all Sub-councils in November: • • •

Annual Police Plan Water Saving Plan Economic Development Business Plan

Copies are available for scrutiny at subcouncils, municipal libraries and www.capetown.gov.za. Organisations are requested to submit comment to their subcouncil. The Rules of Order for subcouncils permit any member of the public to address the subcouncil on these or any other matters by prior arrangement with the relevant subcouncil manager. ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER

PLAASLIKE HELD: Conrad Marais, ’n oud­leerling van Paul Greyling wat in die wêreldbeker vir Na­ mibië gespeel het, het Vrydag 14 Okto­ ber die skool besoek. Hy het deelgeneem aan Nasionale Be­ roepsdragdag waaraan die hele land se graad sewes deelneem. Saam met hom in die foto is Nico Venter, ’n graad sewe leerling, wat eendag ’n profes­ sionele rugbyspeler wil word. Foto: Verskaf

GIFT FOR GIRLS: The girls of Ocean View Secondary received a donation of goodie bags contain­ ing Stayfree sanitary pads donated by Johnson & Johnson on Monday 10 October. This is the first instalment of the GoodBag™ programme, which aims to supply goods where it is needed. The programme was launched after a need was identified. It aims to prevent unnecessary absenteeism from school. Photo: Supplied

Buy a light and switch on hope LIVES are changed every day at Living Hope, where people have a passion to see people get better. However, they need help to provide the love, dignity, hope and care needed by suffering people in the communities. Living Hope is giving people the opportunity to purchase a light that will represent the lives changed by Living Hope. The funds raised will enable the organisation to shine a ray of hope a little longer. Purchase a light from Olivia at Living Hope, Kommetjie Road, Capri, or visit www.livinghope.co.za, follow the link on the home page and switch on hope. For every

light purchased, you will be given a receipt with a reference number that will serve as proof of your purchase. Companies who purchase lights will be able to receive a Section 18A certificate as confirmation of their purchase. This fundraising campaign will run from October to December 2011 and will conclude with a thanksgiving service on 11 December at the Chapel in Capri from 18:00 to 20:00. Anyone is welcome to attend this special service. For more information about this campaign, phone (021) 784-2400 and speak to Olivia. Living Hope is a registered Non-Profit Organization.


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Tuesday 8 November 2011

Enough now GANG VIOLENCE is once again rearing its ugly head across Cape Town. We report on this in some of our editions this week. Our front page of Athlone People’s Post has a story about two young men who were shot while standing on street corners. This is just one area where gangs are turning the streets of peaceful neighbourhoods into warzones – with no regard for the innocent, no respect for life. The tragic reality is that in areas such as Heideveld and Manenberg, near Athlone, and Lavender Hill on the southern suburbs side, the sound of gunshots ringing out over supper has become terrifyingly familiar. Feigned or not, it is with a sense of disregard that some families living in these nightmare conditions matter-of-factly report on finding fleeing gangsters in their backyards. Others deny that the situation is as dire as it really is; a coping mechanism? Be that as it may, if you found yourself on the Cape Flats on Guy Fawkes, you could not be faulted for wondering whether the bang you had heard, was that of fireworks or a gunshot. This, unfortunately, is the nature of life in gang-plagued communities, where many young people are either intimidated or influenced by gang activity. It is a miracle that several others rise above their circumstances to achieve success in education, careers and their personal lives. Intervention from the ground up and including heightened police visibility, pays off – for a while. The police cannot guard communities around the clock; there is simply not enough manpower or resources for this. Aware of this, residents have truly become “the eyes and ears of the police”, exposing gang hide-outs and drug dealers. This is where the fight against the scourge of gangsterism will gain momentum; when each law abiding citizen takes a stance against allowing evil to thrive.

What are they supposed to do?

An orchid for Muizenberg police I WOULD like to commend Muizenberg police station for the efficient, professional and cheerful way they took a statement from me after the theft of a battery from my car outside our house in Palmer Road on Tuesday 1 November. My statement was taken by a charming, and cheerful, Constable Campher, in just ten minutes. Equally efficient was the notification by Constable Magwentshu, a mere six hours later on the same day, of the subsequent recovery of my battery from two suspects. The suspects had earlier been arrested in Lakeside, while in the process of stealing a battery, by Railway Police. Three batteries were found in their car.

On Wednesday 2 November, I went back to the police station and identified my battery, (which had been cleaned – perhaps ready for re-sale!) I asked to see the two suspects, hoping that I might be able to identify them as strollers in the village, but neither of them looked familiar. There appears to be a fairly widespread view that reporting crime is generally a “tedious waste of time”. We can’t expect the police to follow up on criminal incidents if we don’t assist them by reporting those incidents, and I do hope that the efficiency and courtesy I experienced will encourage others to report even the smallest of thefts. MARGARET DUGMORE Muizenberg

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spokesperson stood up and said that it was the best of all the musical shows they had seen while in South Africa. Praise from Australia! We were all on our feet at the end to applaud. We are fortunate to have a choir of that quality in the Far South. WANDA POOLE Simon’s Town

WE went to a performance of “The Quarry Men” choir last week at the Methodist Church in Simon’s Town. What an enjoyable evening, with great voices and a lovely selection of music. An Australian tour group joined us and at the end of the show their

WE live in Capri and recently had the most horrific experience with baboons which frequent the area. We have not seen them all winter so I know it was inevitable that when we do it would be in full force. They trashed my back yard, but I am told this is to be expected if we live in this area. We are not altogether comfortable with this since we also feel we should have rights. My question, however, is actually regarding the baboon monitors. We are sure they do not earn much (at least minimum wage according to the labour law) but was wondering what their role actually is during the day. The day our yard was trashed they were sitting up on the hill watching and so obviously my idea that they are supposed to make sure they go up into the mountains is incorrect. What is worse, we have the entire mountain next to our 8-foot walls, so if the baboons wanted to play they could have done so just on the other side of the wall. Please someone kindly inform me of their role? LEO Capri OSMAN ASMAL, DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT FOR THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN RESPONDS: THE management body, the Baboon Conservation Authorities (BCA), has come to the realisation that there are a lot of misconceptions in the community and would like to use this opportunity to dispel some of them. Firstly, monitors are not “herders” with a responsibility to keep baboons in certain areas. The monitors form a human barrier between residential and natural areas to mitigate and reduce conflict. It is almost impossible to eliminate conflict.

They are further required to ensure that the larger portion of a troop is kept out of the urban environment before they are at liberty to pursue lone animals who do get through. Their main function is centred around public safety and the reduction of conflict. The protection of property is not a function of monitoring. They are, however, required to mitigate raiding, but are restricted from entering private property unless they are given permission to enter the property by the owner. Baboons will always be more attracted to human food, waste or alien vegetation than to foraging for hours in fynbos with its low energy reward and therefore it will always remain the responsibility of property owners in the baboon-affected areas to safeguard their properties against baboons. Having said all of the above, the BCA wants to assure residents that it is always looking at ways to improve the service delivered by monitors. Residents are encouraged to call the hotline 071 588 6540 and give as much detail as they can, like the estimated number of baboons; whether any of them have been tagged or collared; and, if so, what the colour of the tags are; and whether they are merely roaming or raiding. The monitors face many challenges – sometimes the terrain is difficult or they need to cover long distances. The monitors move around on foot. It takes time to get around. There are other reasons for baboons venturing down – sometimes they are driven by the absence of an easy source of water in the natural environment, sometimes the sheer luxury of all the man-made items and food. Sometimes there are also labour problems, therefore the hotline is so important – it enables the service provider to improve its service.


LETTERS

Tuesday 8 November 2011

People’s Post False Bay Page 9

Your SMSes

And the winners are... AFTER weeks of reading and seperating the good from the excellent, the 10 winners of the Sheaffer 9137 Silver Shimmer FT roller-ball pen with nickel-plated trimming have finally been selected. Readers were invited to write to us, ensuring that their letter was no longer than 300 words, and after sifting through

the impressive entries received, the top scribes were chosen. They are Yumnaa Ocks, Mariam Isaacs, WG Williams, Archie Ford, June Baatjes, Adam Collingwood, Zavaroni Hagan, Tina Thomas, Bobby Chetty and Joy Lange. Congratulations!

Rediscover the Far South LIVING in the South Peninsula, one sometimes takes for granted all that this beautiful area has to offer. With its dramatic scenic routes, the peninsula offers unsurpassed views of mountains and seas. Just driving through the peninsula reveals splendour after splendour, whether from the lofty heights of Ou Kaapseweg, Boyes Drive and Chapman’s Peak Drive, or whether you follow the coastal roads, within touching distance of the sparkling seas and beautiful beaches. Historically, the Cape was the gateway to southern Africa and, as such, many places of historical significance are dotted around the peninsula. Visits to Simon’s Town or Muizenberg will take you to some of these sites, dating back to the early days of colonisation. For lovers of the outdoors, the Cape Floral Kingdom awaits! From Kirstenbosch to Cape Point, the peninsula is crisscrossed with walks and hiking trails, enabling you to experience and enjoy the

tranquility of our mountains and valleys, amidst the fynbos that flourishes there. If sun-kissed beaches beside crystal clear waters are what you want, the peninsula has many on offer. Popular beaches range from Fish Hoek to Muizenberg, and if you don’t mind sharing with penguins, a visit to Boulders beach offers an unique experience. Hout Bay and Noordhoek beaches also provide idyllic spots for long walks and picnics along pristine sands. For anyone wishing to escape their hectic lifestyle - filled with the hustle-bustle of modern shopping malls and motorways - a visit to the peninsula is like a trip back through time, to a period when the pace of life was slower and there was time to stop, look, listen, and to relax. Though the pages of our souvenir guide-book, visitors can experience the beauty of our area and take away lasting memories of their time here. ARCHIE FORD Glencairn

Have your cat tested WE moved to Muizenberg earlier this year with our beautiful cat Benedict, and recently discovered that he has the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). He previously tested negative for FIV so we believe that he contracted it in fights with local cats. FIV is a retrovirus related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). FIV is not typically fatal, and they can live for many years as carriers of the disease. FIV is transmitted via scratches and bite wounds where the infected cat’s saliva enters the other cat’s bloodstream, or it can be passed from pregnant cats to their kittens. FIV positive cats need special care to ensure that they stay healthy, and they must be kept indoors to prevent spreading the disease. They need regular check-ups and vaccinations to stay healthy and happy. They may also need other treatments as the illness progresses. It is

important for cat owners to have their cats tested for FIV. It is quick and painless. It can be done by any vet, who will Benedict contracted FIV take a small since moving to Muizen­ blood sample berg .Photo: Supplied to test for FIV antibodies (a test for feline leukaemia can be done at the same time). We know that many cat-owners in Muizenberg and surrounds really love their cats. We urge you to take your cat to the vet for testing to prevent further spread of FIV. Your local vet can provide more information. KATHERINE DEGENAAR Muizenberg

Whales about tourists . The response to “Anonymous” from the spokesman at Megacoach is outrageous. Of course stopping a coach on a blind rise and allowing people to disembark, for whatever reason, was inexcusable. Jane . Anon, you have overlooked the fact that cyclists cause more havoc every day than this driver. Treasure our tourists. Angela, Fish Hoek Tourism . Could the tourists watching whales do as we do! Drive a little further, park safely and walk a little bit. Can the bus drivers encourage mutual respect between tourists and residents? Gill, Glencairn Don’t shoot to kill! . Shooting baboons is illegal. You probably know that or you would have given your name! I hope you get caught and go to jail. . To the person in last week’s Post SMSes who said after twice being attacked by a baboon, he/she is now going to kill it. You are a liar. Baboons

Fish Hoek: The Fish Hoek Art Society will be running a workshop on abstracts, directed by Iain Lamond, starting at 14:00 in the Recreation Hall, False Bay Hospital. Bring protective clothing, a container for water, small bowls or plates for mixing paint. Old hogshair brushes in sizes 10/12, charcoal or soft graphite, rags for cleaning up and off-cuts of material (optional). All are welcome, there will be a R10 charge to cover materials. For further details, phone Iain Lamond on (021) 782-5353. Muizenberg: The Democratic Alliance will be holding its AGM for Ward 64 at the All Saints church hall in Main Road Muizenberg, opposite Bayview Heights flats, at

19:00. James Selfe will give an update of current political affairs and answer questions, and the DA Youth is promoting entrepreneurship with a R10 000 prize.

Wednesday 9 November Glencairn: The Simon’s Town Community Police Sub Forum (Sector 1) will hold their next monthly meeting at 18:30 in the Phoenix Hall, Glencairn Heights.

Thursday 10 November Fish Hoek: The St Lukes Hospice, False Bay, will be holding its monthly book sale from 09:00 to 12:00 at the False Bay Hospital. Donations of books are welcome. For more information contact the Hospice Office on (021) 782 7696. Fish Hoek: Mymoeba Isaacs will

Man’s best friend . Animal Lover, you are very mixed up. A dog is an animal and, unlike a person, it can be eaten. . To Animal Lover: You are missing the point. Have you heard dogs barking during the day time? They start at midnight when the people must sleep. You can’t compare dogs with kids but both can be trained with good results. From Animal and People Lover Of cellphones and masts

. People cry about poor reception on the cell phone, yet if they erect a mast, they cry! . All the hoo-ha is over cell phone masts having ill effects on people – what about the phone itself? Just a thought . To the moron who states the SPCA must reduce their prices, here’s a thought: don’t have animals if u cannot afford them and don’t allow them to carry on breeding. It is contributing to all the unwanted pets. Wake up! . Patrick had it wrong: the Rand was initially worth 10 shillings, not a pound. It was coloured, the same brown as the ten bob note and the R2 was a blue shade, the same as the pound. Many of us still have all these notes. . I would like to applaud parents and their children for the support and the passion they show for the future of their children. Go girls! You make your children proud.

Pay to park, in aid of business UNDER an agreement with the City of Cape Town, paid parking will be introduced on Wharf Street, Simon’s Town, from Wednesday 16 November. The principle will be the same as that currently employed on Jubilee Square, except that the rate will initially be R5 per hour or part thereof. As with Jubilee Square the first 20 minutes will be free, but included in the first hour. The prime reason is to provide much-needed support for local businesses and restaurants by freeing up parking bays to ensure a constant turnover of vehicles throughout the day. Many businesses are suffering from loss of trade and it is essential that visitors be provided with parking in the town centre. People who currently park in Wharf Street all day are encouraged to park on Cole Point – a five minute walk. It is intended for the bays immediately above the Salty Sea Dog and opposite the Post Office to be exclusively for 20-minute free parking. The disabled bay outside the

Post Office will remain. This will permit local residents to access shops with ease. Regular users of the 20-free-minute facility can obtain a parking disk from the office on Jubilee Square, which permits ongoing ticketless access and exit. This project ties in with Stadco’s recent assumption of management of the Town Jetty and the appointment of a jetty master. Considerable benefit can be expected over the coming months. Initially a rudimentary ticket and payment system will be enforced until we have had the opportunity to assess needs more accurately. Stadco is a not-for-profit company and all funds raised are used for the formal employment of those from the disadvantaged community and for general maintenance and cleaning throughout the town. The directors are unpaid. CJF DUNCAN Chairperson for Stadco (Simon’s Town Amenities Development Company)

Verwyder die gevaar

stukkend en verroes. Dis ook baie gevaarlik vir kinders om daarop te speel. Ek hoop dit word ook spoedig verwyder. Hopelik word dit vervang met nuwes. JOEY WILSON Vishoek

BAIE dankie aan die munisipaliteit vir die verwydering van die glyplank oorkant die Sunvalley Primêre skool wat stukkend was. Ook die klimraam (monkeybars) is erg

talk to the Fish Hoek Valley Historical Association on “The fishing villages of the Western Cape” at the Fish Hoek Library hall at 18:00. All are welcome. Enquiries to Mieke on (021) 782 5864.

Tuesday 8 November

do not attack people. Deon . To the tough guy who said he is going to shoot baboons now because they annoy him a little, try be a socalled intelligent human for once in your life and always be one step ahead of these very intelligent and beautiful creatures without showing your human weakness. Pat H . To the person attacked by the aggressive baboon, don’t shoot! Call Pat H (Baboon/Shark Hugger) to do some hugging.

Friday 11 November Fish Hoek: The next Managed Aging Seminar will be held from 10:00 to 11:15 in St Margaret’s Church Hall in Kommetjie Road. A medical doctor will speak about “Healing Hands for Health” focusing on chiropractic and similar techniques for pain relief. R5 donation to enter and all are welcome. Tea is served at 09:45. For more information phone (021) 782 2024 or email kilbaigie@afrihost.co.za.

Saturday 12 November Muizenberg: The friends of Muizenberg Library will have a book sale from 09:00 to 11:45 at Muizenberg library.

Tuesday 15 November Simon’s Town: The Institute for

Maritime Technology, in conjunction with the South African Navy’s Environmental Office, will provide information on their activities and an overview of the Ocean Health in False Bay. The event starts at 18:00 for 18:30 at the IMT, Martello Road. Seats must be reserved through IMT before 12:00 AM, 15 November 2011 at (021) 786 8100 during office hours. Simon’s Town: Ward Councillor Simon Liell-Cock will speak on Understanding, Appreciating and Conserving Rock Art of South Africa at the Simon’s Town Museum in Court Road at 17:30 for 18:00. The entrance fee of R20 will include a glass of wine or fruit juice. Enquiries at the Museum (021) 786 3046. Muizenberg: The Cape Town Science Centre and AIMS Science Out Loud Public Lecture, present a talk by Professor Robert De Mello Koch, who holds a South African Research Chair in Theoretical Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand. The talk will be held at

AIMS, 6 Melrose Road, Muizenberg at 18:45 for 19:00. Adults pay R20 and children and school groups enter for free. For more information, phone (021) 787 9263.

Wednesday 16 November Fish Hoek: Fish Hoek Valley Older Person’s Forum will meet at Nerina Gardens in upper Recreation Road at 14:00. For further information contact Mary Turok (021) 789-0071 or 083 338 4065 or Mandisa Dakada 073 400 2578.

Thursday 24 NOVEMBER Fish Hoek: The Fish Hoek Ratepayers and Residents Association (FHVRRA) is holding its Quarterly General Meeting at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre Main Hall at 19:30. The speaker will be local architect André Rademeyer on “Fish Hoek: Disaster or Delight? Architectural and Urban Errors: can they be remedied?” All are welcome and refreshments will be provided. For information phone 072 290 2416.


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A play about separate lives A DIVORCED former politician, a retired military man, a bullying mother, her repressed daughter and a fashionable divorcée are some of the characters in the beautifully crafted play, Separate Tables, that opens at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, on Friday 18 November. The setting for the play, woven around the foibles and personalities of hotel residents, is Bournemouth, England, 1954. Playwright Trence Rattigan was a master of characterisation and his convincing and compassionate studies of ordinary human beings ring as true today as they did 57 years ago.English playwright Terence Ratti-

gan was born 100 years ago and the Claremont Dramatic Society decided to honour him in his centenary year by presenting one of his most famous plays. The play is directed by Sue Bolton. The show runs from 18 to 26 November (excluding Sunday to Wednesday). The show starts at 20:00 on weeknights and 14:30 and 18:30 on Saturdays. Tickets are R55 for Thursday evening and Saturday matinée and R65 for other performances. (Masque Theatre Club Members enjoy a R10 discount). To book phone (021) 788-1898 during office hours.

COLOURFUL CHARACTERS: James Skil­ ton, Sheila Inglis and Jane Skilton in Separate Tables, which opens at the Masque Theatre on 18 November.

A Charity Golf Day on Friday 28 October at the Clovelly Coun­ try Club raised R46 000 for False Bay Hospital. Some winners at the charity golf day are Keith Prize (left) and Neville Polley (right). With them is Allen Rose­Innes, chairman of the False Bay Hospital Facility Board. Photo: Supplied

Win for even better health People’s Post and health and wellness company, OTC PHARMA SA, are giving away two super health hampers valued at R1500 each this week. These hampers contain Marcus Rohrer Spirulina, Similasan Dry, Red Eye Relief, Similasan Allergy Eye Relief, Similasan Earache Relief, ByeWart, Picksan Mosquito Stop Spray, Diabecinn Cholesterol, Diabecinn Extra, Rescue Select Stress, Rescue Select Blues, Spatone, Bye Mouth Ulcer,

Rock Hard Weekend and an OTC PHARMA SA stress ball, pen and note pad. OTC products are available from health stores, pharmacies, Dis-Chem, Clicks, Pick n Pay, Medi-Rite and Springbok Pharmacy. For more information on the range visit www.otcpharma.co.za or contact 086 199 8880. .To win, SMS the word “Health” to 34586 by noon on Thursday 10 November. Smses cost R1,50.

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Learn about our feathered friends

Road named after Helen Suzman

WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is holding a members’ evening and talk on Thursday 17 November, from 18:00 to 20:00 at the WESSA Barn, 31 The Sanctuary, Kirstenhof. Vernon Head and Mel Tripp from Cape Bird Club will be presenting on their fascinating trip to the Galapagos archipelago where they

THE Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Patricia de Lille, officially renamed Western Boulevard to Helen Suzman Boulevard yesterday (Monday 7 November). The name change will honour the life and times of the late anti-apartheid activist and politician. The late Suzman was awarded 27 honorary doctorates

encountered Blue-footed boobies, iguanas, the Galapagos Waved albatross and giant tortoise. All welcome. Non-members pay a R25 donation and proceeds go to covering costs and funding WESSA’s work. A cash bar will be available for wine and soft drinks. RSVP to Sandy by Tuesday 15 November on admin@wessa.co.za or (021) 701-1397.

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Tuesday 8 November 2011

Focus on Health THE Fish Hoek Civic Centre will be filled with health, beauty and medical products and services on Sunday 13 November when the third annual Focus on Health Expo brings more than 50 exhibitors, demonstrators and lecturers to the South Peninsula, many for the first time. “The Focus on Health Expo is designed to improve everybody’s knowledge of health and wellbeing,” said Angela Taylor of Fish Hoek Tourism and Vitality Vacations, convener of the Expo. “Patrons can sample a range of health services and products, exhibitors get to network with their peers and expand their clientele.

The Expo is also and for youngsters to find out about careers in the health sector.” Exhibits at the Expo include natural health and beauty products, healing therapies, books, alternative philosophies, exercise and dance routines, eating and food preparation, medical equipment, medical screenings and free blood testing with presentations by experts on a range of topics every hour. The show runs from 09:00 to 17:00. Food and beverages will be on sale. Entry is R20 and there are Lucky Draws with a first prize of a five-day stay for two at the magnificent Pumula Holistic Retreat valued at R22 500.

The healing power of milk LOSING a child has been described as the worst kind of loss anyone can experience, an unspeakable pain. People deal with death in so many different ways; there is no prescription to aid healing. Recently, the community-based Milk Bank, Milk Matters, was deeply touched by one of their breast milk donors, Kelly, whho lost her baby girl, MiKayla, after a long battle. “I cannot put to words the beautiful connection of love that we share, and the emptiness that followed when she passed away. Healing takes time, as does the acceptance and understanding of so many things. I found comfort knowing that my baby’s milk would be used to feed

and possibly even save the life of another baby without the means of having breast milk.” Kelly’s milk is given to vulnerable premature babies who cannot get the breast milk they need from their own mothers. Milk Matters focus on the tiniest babies of under 1.5kg, who thrive on the irreplaceable nutrients, growth factors and antibodies in human milk. The breast milk can literally be life-saving. Milk Matters’ Elizabeth Brierley says “Kelly could have stopped donating a long time ago, but a month in, she is still supplying Milk Matters with her precious breast milk.” Kelly says: “When I look at MiKayla’s life, although it was brief, she touched and changed the lives

LIVING HEALTHY: Nadine and Robin Beck from Kima Global Books at the launch of the Focus on Health Expo Photo: Evelyn Lyle

Con (021) 783-4965 or fishhoektourism@gmail.com for details and see the Facebook group ‘Focus on Health Expo’ for more information.

of so many around her. Her breast milk will feed those who are hungry, and her clothing and blankets will help give warmth and comfort to those in need.” According to Brierley, Kelly’s outlook on life is truly commendable and inspirational. Kelly adds: “It was through my ultimate loss of little MiKayla that I can now truly see the blessings in and feel gratitude for absolutely everything; the importance of loving deep, living strong and cherishing every blessed breath of life. I have no regrets, and go forward with a deeper love, an unmovable faith, and sincerest hope in the beauty of life and the chance to make a difference in my immediate world.” Contact the milk bank Milk Matters at info@milkmatters.org or phone (021) 659-5599.

A Wicked Tale comes to Kalk Bay Theatre ROSE RED has its Cape Town premiere at Kalk Bay Theatre from Wednesday 9 November until Saturday 10 December, following a successful run at the National Arts Festival this year. Rose Red is the well-known fairy tale of Snow White turned on its head. The age-old tale is told from a different perspective: through the eyes of the evil queen. The story is interwoven with light-hearted comedy and popular songs by Tori Amos, Annie Lennox, Brandi Carlile and Lady Gaga. The production is written by, and features, seasoned actress Dianne Simpson. It is directed and produced by Pieter Bosch Botha of Boschwhacked Productions. Bosch is the creator of the critically acclaimed HATS, which sold out at last year’s National Arts Festival, and the recent Out the Box Festival in Cape Town. Musical direction is by Dawid Boverhoff, who strings together the array of recognisable songs. He also accompanies Simpson on stage. Stage and technical management is by Natasha da Silva. The show explores themes of vanity, selfesteem, longing to belong, romance, being misunderstood and the darker side of human nature.“There are always two sides to a story

MISUNDERSTOOD: Dianne Simpson portrays the evil queen with a difference in Rose Red. The production opens at Kalk Bay Theatre on 9 October. Photo: Supplied and finally the ‘evil’ queen gets to tell her version of this classic fairy tale,” says Bosch Botha. “How did she become an evil stepmother and was she not just misunderstood? Rose Red is our wickedly fun, original and moving take of her story.” Rose Red will be performed Wednesday to Saturday from 9 November until 10 December at 20:30. Don’t miss the opening week special on Thursday 10, Friday 11 or Saturday 12 November, when tickets cost only R85. Tickets to all other performances cost R115 and can be booked on www.kbt.co.za Age advisory is 10 years. .Visit Kalk Bay Theatre, Cape Town, on Facebook or follow @KalkBayTheatre on Twitter

Going to the dogs WIGGLE WAGGLE, South Africa’s biggest dog walk, starts at 09:00 on Sunday 20 November from the School for Maths, Science and Technology on Firgrove Way in Tokai. The 4,5km circular route finishes at the same place. Dogs and walkers will meander through the streets around the school, with water points for dogs and owners along the route. Marshalls and traffic officials will ensure the safety of walkers. Medical and veterinary crews will be provided by CoGH SPCA and Royal Canin to ensure everyone crosses the finish line in good shape. There will be food stalls and family entertainment, such as a dog agility display, pony rides and more. Entries cost R30 per person and R20 per dog. Children in prams are free. For more information and to enter online visit www.spca-ct.co.za or contact the CoGH SPCA on (021) 700 4141/80.

Chanele Jenkinson and her dog Tommy at last year’s Wig­ gle Waggle Walkathon Photo: Supplied

People’s Post False Bay Page 11 BOOK LAUNCH: The book St James, a Place of Dreams, was launched at the St James Manor re­ cently. The book celebrates the bi­ centenary of this seaside suburb. St James Manor is the guest house of Ro­ han and Anthea Vos of Rovos Rail. Guest speaker at the launch was Dr Helen Robinson, Life Patron of the Cape Town Histori­ cal Society, who praised the book for its thorough and comprehensive re­ search. The book is available from co­ authors Mike Walk­ er on (021) 788 1927 or email coolarty@tel­ komsa.net and Derek Stuart­Findlay (021) 788 2502 or e­mail dsfindlay@tel­ komsa.net and from South Peninsula bookshops. Photo: Supplied

Big walk for little feet A WALKATHON to raise funds for abandoned and vulernable babies will be held on Saturday 3 December, starting from the lighthouse in Mouille Point at 09:00. “Big Walk for Little Feet” will raise funds for Watoto. Their first project in Cape Town is to open a home for vulnerable and abandoned babies.

The walkathon consists of a 10km and 5km route. Registration, which closes on 20 November, is R30 per adult, R10 per child of 6-18 years and free for children under 5. Register for the walkathon by contacting Glenda at Watoto on (021) 4394721 or glenda.monayong@watoto.com. For more information on Watoto visit www.watoto.com

Give your time and help a neighbour THE Emergency Control Centre needs you. The ECC is a community-based registered non-profit organisation run by and for the residents of the South Peninsula and surrounding areas. It offers a free 24/7 emergency response service for any type of emergency, from crime and medical emergencies to snake collection, electricity failures, fires and motor accidents. The motto is “One call does it all.”The ECC has a control room on

the first floor of Fish Hoek Police Station, manned by volunteers. Each volunteer works a two-hour shift once a week. No previous experience is necessary. The ECC has a very comprehensive, easy-to-follow manual of contacts and procedures and all new volunteers will be supported on their training shifts by an experienced operator. If you would like to be a volunteer, phone the control room on (021) 782 0333.


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HE national canoeing team raked in an impressive 21 medals at the World Canoe Marathon Championships (WCMC) in Singapore recently, placing fourth in the competition. The team,aged between 16 to 45, competed against 45 countries and also managed to set one new marathon record. Hank McGregor from the King Fish Hoek Club in KwaZulu Natal was recognised as the International Canoeing Federation’s Athlete of the Month. SA took gold on the first day through Rob Maclean in the masters’ division’s kayak one (K1) event. Maclean said: “That’s damn good because the blokes I beat were Kiwis.” Maclean and his kayak two (K2) partner, Enslin van Riet, followed up with another gold. Van Riet had competed against Maclean in the K1 the previous day and had to be content with silver. According to Jourdan, the

IN THE AIR: Phikolomzi Ke­ file of Engen Santos Foot­ ball Club slide tackles Thuso Phala of Plati­ num Stars FC during the Tel­ kom Knockout Cup quarter fi­ nal match on Saturday. En­ gen Santos won 5­3 on pen­ alties after the match was played at a 1­1 draw in extra time. They will advance to the semi­finals of the competi­ tion. The match took place at Ath­ lone Stadium. Photo: Rashied Isaacs

weather conditions were tough for marathon racing, but he ascribed their success to their fitness and being more used to hot weather than their European competitors. The squad’s juniors were firsttime competitors. “Dominic Notton and Craig Flannagan did exceedingly well, and fell short of a bronze medal by two seconds. “Jodie Cleworth and Kirstie Flannagan came sixth in their K2 race. It’s a fantastic achievement to end in the top 10,” said Jourdan. The tournament consisted of different distances for various age categories. It ranged from 21km to 35km, depending on the age group. The SA team was said to have been the best, both on and off the water, in terms of spirit. This was the 19th event in which South Africa competed, and team members are highly motivated, already preparing to do even better in Rome next year.

WINNERS: A proud Enslin van Riet and Rob Maclean on the podium after receiving their gold medals for the K2 event. Photo: Supplied

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