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Tuesday 22 March 2011

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Alarm over Noordhoek Beach attacks DALEEN FOUCHÉ

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afety at Noordhoek Beach and the surrounding wetlands is again in the spotlight after two armed attacks on beach users last week. Noordhoek Beach and the wetlands were plagued by crime from 2000 to 2004, but this tapered off after several suspects were arrested. The crime trend seemed to flare up again in 2010, following two knife attacks on Noordhoek Beach (“Noordhoek residents warned not to venture alone”, People’s Post, 9 November 2010). The first attack last week took place on Wednesday 16 March at 16:30, when a young man taking photos on the beach was attacked by two knife-wielding suspects aged between 20 and 30. They stole his camera, Blackberry phone and other possessions worth R20 000. The following day at 17:00, two women were riding their horses in the wetlands adjoining the beach when they were attacked by a man also brandishing a knife. One woman immediately chased away on her horse in an attempt to get help. The other woman was pulled off her horse. Leon Halliday, owner of Lake Security, says the suspects were waiting for the rider from an elevated position and “dived” her from her horse. One of the suspects took all her jewellery, including a watch. The woman managed to break away from her attacker and ran away on foot. No arrests have been made. Halliday says he is aware of at least four attacks in the area since

2010. He says that police should monitor the drug problem more closely to put a stop to crime. He says people who have been attacked on the beach and surrounding wetlands have described the suspects as being under the influence of drugs. Warrant Officer Chris Cloete, spokesperson for Fish Hoek police, says these attacks are “extremely worrisome”. He says the Noordhoek Beach and the surrounding wetlands are very difficult to patrol. Although Fish Hoek police received a quad bike after the attacks to patrol the area in 2004, Cloete says that using the bike on Noordhoek Beach is a sensitive issue because it is a protected area. Cloete told People’s Post that they would decide at a meeting today (Tuesday) whether they would use the bike to patrol the beach, but adds that the Fish Hoek police would also increase their patrols on the beach. Cloete says that the Noordhoek Beach and surrounding wetlands suffered a spate of armed attacksfrom 2000 to 2004. At the time, Table Mountain National Park, the Fish Hoek police and Louis Liebenberg, co-founder and managing director of CyberTracker and the author of several books on the art of tracking, worked together to combat the crimes. Liebenberg, along with a master tracker, uncovered the hiding places of the suspects and prepared a trap. While members of the police, Liebenberg and TMNP rangers were surveying the scene from a vantage point, a plain-clothes policeman pretended to be a beachgoer. The suspects attacked him with a knife, and he was “forced” to

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shoot the suspects. Both suspects were injured. Liebenberg says that this was only one of many successful arrests made with the help of tracking methods. Liebenberg has been tracking and mapping the paths and hiding places that criminals use, on the CyberTracker software he developed, along with an American programmer. Cyber Tracker can be downloaded to a smart phone and used to collect and capture data, gained through tracking and used to map out the data. It can be used in crime research, farming, forestry, disaster relief and for managing game farms and other natural areas. Liebenberg says the only way to catch criminals operating on Noordhoek Beach and in the wetlands is through stealth and tracking, because of the density of the bushes, the many possible hiding places and the vastness of the area. “Tracking is not just following footprints, but one can read into the

context of the situation,” says Liebenberg. He claims he can tell a hiker’s footprint apart from that of a criminal by evaluating the pace of movement and by examining the shoeprint to differentiate between the tracks of victims and criminals on a crime scene. Liebenberg found out about Thursday’s attack the very next day and went to the scene of the crime to examine the tracks. However, it was too late because the wind had blown away most of the tracks at the scene, he says. Liebenberg has submitted a proposal to TMNP to train rangers to become trackers. He says rangers are “supposed” to be synonymous with tracking, but adds that “unfortunately”, very few rangers are trained in the art of tracking. He says TMNP rangers have not been patrolling the Noordhoek Beach as much as they should, and attributes this to staff shortages. But Merle Collins, spokesperson for TMNP, says their rangers patrol

the beach on a regular basis, but would not comment further on the matter. Collins says she cannot comment on the crime incidents as a first meeting of a joint task team decided on Thursday that statements on crime must be made by the police until the task team has appointed a spokesperson. The task team consists of TMNP, the police, civil society and all parties who have an interest in TMNP activities. She says safety is one of the main items on the new task team’s agenda. Collins says that Liebenberg’s contribution will be welcomed, but adds that he needs to join the task team to make a contribution. The task team will meet twice a month. People’s Post asked Collins if Fish Hoek police can use a quad bike on the beach to patrol the area and whether rangers are trained in tracking, but Collins could not answer the questions before going to print.

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Skollies steal lollies THE Ocean View branch of the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) was burgled on Sunday 13 March. Apart from causing extensive damage to their offices, almost 2 000 candy lollies meant for a vital fundraising campaign called Lollipop Day were also stolen. The theft of these lollies represents a substantial loss of income for this small branch. Without this income, services to people with disabilities in the community will undoubtedly be disrupted. If you are approached by someone selling a Big Pops Lollipop, with or without a competition entry form attached, please ask the seller to produce the official APD identification. Should they be unable to do so, please call the provincial director at (021) 555-2881 immediately, or email the director on director@apdwc.org.za.

Thanks for your support THE Emergency Control Centre (ECC) would like to express our appreciation for the donations and services received from the following organisations and people: Harbour House, The Fish Hoek Galley Restaurant, Chubb Security, ADT Security, Patrick Conderan Plumbing, In the Mood dance club, Zip Print, Glencairn Tennis Club, The White Heather Club, JS Norton, AG Wilde, G Coetzee, Stadco in Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek CPF, Fish Hoek Valley Residents and Ratepayers’ Association, Sunnydale Neighbourhood Watch and Mrs Knight. We are grateful for your loyal and continued support. This support enables us to continue to provide an emergency response service to the community. BOB HAHNDIEK Chairperson, Emergency Control Centre

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Kalk Bay couple robbed at gunpoint DALEEN FOUCHÉ

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WO young men armed with a gun held up and robbed a married couple in their St James home on Tuesday 15 March at 08:30. The husband posted on the Kalk Bay Crime Watch blog that two men in their early twenties had confronted him and his wife at the back of their home. He writes that the suspects held his wife at gunpoint near their shed, and then “marched” her to where he was standing. The couple was then forced into their home and tied up by the robbers, who then took their cellphones, a laptop, cash and other possessions. The husband writes that they were unharmed when the suspects left, and were able to untie

themselves. They notified the Mountain Men security company, which was on the scene within 10 minutes, followed by the Muizenberg police. “At one point there were eight policemen on the property, while a forensics officer and fingerprint officer detailed the crime scene,” writes the husband. “We received good support from the police and neighbours.” The couple did not want to comment about their ordeal when People’s Post contacted them. Muizenberg police could not comment on the matter by the time of going to print. . In a separate incident, a Noordhoek man and his housemate were attacked in their home in Sword Dancer Close on Wednesday 16 March at 22:10. Three men entered their home

after scaling the fence and entering through an open sliding door on the balcony. They cornered the man and asked if there was anyone else in the house. He told them his housemate was downstairs. The suspects forced him downstairs and tied him and his housemate up in the bathroom. After the suspects left the house, one of the men managed to untie himself and climbed through the bathroom window to get help. The Fish Hoek police arrived minutes after the incident was reported. Warrant Officer Chris Cloete, spokesperson for the Fish Hoek police, says the suspects stole electronic equipment, including

a laptop, an iPad and a Blackberry, worth R53 000. Cloete says one of the suspects has a scar on his face and wore a red, black and yellow knitted cap with matching earmuffs. The men spoke with a “northwest African accent”. He says the two men could not confirm whether the suspects had a weapon, but adds that one suspect carried a long object under his jacket that could have been a knife. Cloete says the suspects escaped on foot onto the nearby mountain. No arrests have been made.

Police may crack robbery spree LIAM MOSES

MUIZENBERG police believe they may have made a major stride in their fight against home invasions and other armed robberies after arresting four suspects last week. Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch, a police spokesperson, says the men they arrested are linked to several other crimes committed in Muizenberg and other areas. Lesch said she could not go into details about the men or what evidence linked them to other crimes because it would damage the investigation. “Because of the sensitivity of the case and because the investigation is ongoing and could lead to more arrests we won’t be able to talk about the suspects themselves,” said Lesch. “We believe they are linked to other crimes. We will investigate the matter.” The suspects were arrested on Monday morning after security guards from the Mountain Men private security company apprehended them in Lakeside as they were leaving the home of one of the company’s clients. The Mountain Men observation team spotted the men approaching the house from their position on the mountains above the

Lakeside area and then instructed a ground team to intervene. According to Lesch, the suspects approached the home of the 90-year old complainant and asked for food, but then entered her home and threatened her at gunpoint. She was home alone. “When she went to fetch the food in the kitchen she left the security gate unlocked. They then entered the house and threatened a her with a firearm.” Mountain Men owner and former policeman, Allan Dillon, said the method of the criminals was similar to other home invasion robberies committed nearby. “We found a whole lot of cable ties inside the car,” said Dillon. “People have been robbed in the Constantia area and the modus operandi has been that the victims’ hands were tied behind their backs with cable ties. And the descrip-

tion of the suspects is also is very similar to the description we’ve been working with.” Dillon added that the level of organisation displayed by the suspects also showed that this was not their first home invasion. “There is a very good chance they are involved in other crimes,” said Dillon. I don’t believe it’s their first time committing that type of crime because they were quite well prepared. It’s up to the police now to make those links. But its still early in the investigation.” Dillon added that this type of crime had “picked up” in recent months but had fallen again since January due to significant arrests by police and possibly a change in tactics by criminals. The suspects appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 16 March on charges of house robbery. The outcome could not be determined by the time of going to print.

They then entered the house and threatened a her with a firearm.

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with disabilities. Tattoos cost R10 each and can be ordered from The Chaeli Campaign. On the same day, The Chaeli Sports and Recreation Club is hosting a Walk 4 Wheels. Starting at 17:00 at the Bergvliet Sports As-

sociation, the 4 km fun walk aims to showcase just how important people with disabilities are to communities. To order tattoos and to enter the Walk for Wheels, call Lana at the Chaeli Campaign on 086 124 2354 or 084 637 0727.

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Tuesday 22 March 2011

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BIG BANG: A 30 cm cannon at the Middle North Battery above Simon's Town was fired for the first time in 108 years on Wednesday 16 March after it was restored by the Cannon Association of South Africa. Members of the association could be seen jumping for joy after it successfully fired its 5 kg charge. The cannon was discharged as a trial run for the Navy Festival in April.Photo: Chad Chapman

Glencairn hotel auction abandoned Two offers on the property expected today THE auction of the Southern Right Hotel property and a neighbouring property was called off on Friday. Liz Heydra, who handles communications for Greeff Properties, says only one bidder showed up on the day of the auction.

“We had to cancel the auction,” says Heydra. Matt Rich, also from Greeff Properties, says the one bidder who did show up will put in a offer for the property today. He says they are also expecting a second offer to come through today, but would not confirm anything as yet.

He says the person who was to put in the second offer was not prepared by the time the auction started on Friday, and was relieved to hear that there is still an opportunity to purchase. The property, owned by Glencairn Hotel (Pty) Ltd, comprises the entire erf 2454 – including the hotel, the vacant land to its

City ups security at stations THE City of Cape Town will soon be extending the operational hours of security guards at 10 park-andrides along the Southern Suburbs railway line. The security is meant to coincide with Metrorail’s recently-extended timetable that will see three new evening trains on the line. Robin Carlisle, Western Cape MEC for Transport and Public works, says his department has provided funding for extra security on these trains to ensure that commuters are safe throughout their trips and at train stations.

The new trains will depart from Cape Town at 19:30, 20:30 and 21:15 and stop at all stations along the line. The trains will travel to the end of the line at Simon’s Town station and then return to Cape Town. Security at the park-andrides at Claremont, Kenilworth, Plumstead, Diep River, Heathfield, Retreat, Lakeside, Fish Hoek, Muizenberg and Simon’s Town stations will be extended until 30 minutes after the last train has left that station.

This extended evening service on the southern rail line forms part of a collaborative pilot project between Metrorail Western Cape, the Provincial Ministry of Transport and Public Works and the City of Cape Town to promote public transport. The project will run for six months initially and could be be extended if deemed successful. The success of this pilot could see similar services introduced on other lines in the city. Both services will begin on Monday 28 March.

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Tuesday 22 March 2011

Feeding of baboons banned

Housing project begins

boon-human contact outweigh the positive effects of educational activities. “It is not ideHE feeding of baboons and monkeys al for humans to get too close to wild anihas been outlawed in the Westen Cape mals,” says Beamish. “Baboons have lost and anyone not adhering to the new regu- their respect for and fear of humans.” lation will be fined. But Jenni Trethowan, from Baboon Matters, who conducted regular baboon walks, According to Fanie Bekker, CapeNature’s says that there is no scientific research proexecutive director of Operations, the regula- ving that baboon walks have a negative imtion applies in private and public spaces. pact on the human-baboon relationship. She Apart from the new provincial regulation, says Baboon Matters has had to stop its bathe City of Cape Town, Table Mountain Na- boon walks with immediate effect. tional Park (TMNP) and UCT’s Baboon ReTrethowan says the baboon walks were search Unit (BRU) are implementing sepa- conducted in a controlled and sanctioned rate measures to reduce contact between hu- way. mans and baboons. She explains that even though official baPrevious regulations regarding feeding ba- boon walks are no longer allowed, people are boons only stipulated that people may not still going on to mountains to see the bafeed baboons along roads, but new laws em- boons. power CapeNature to prosecute people feed“Within TMNP, people can just walk up to ing baboons in their the baboons without the back gardens. The control that baboon regulations also prowalks offer.” hibit the hunting of She says that the belief baboons. The change that baboon walks are in legislation was “detrimental” is merely championed by the an opinion without sciCity of Cape Town, entific backing. She says CapeNature, South six people are now withAfrican National out jobs, due to the banParks, BRU and civic ning of baboon walks. organisations in and Bekker says while poaround the peninsulicing the regulation is a la, who all form part “very difficult” task, of the Baboon OperaCapeNature is strengthtional Team. ening its policing capaciCapeNature made ty to catch people feedthe submission to ing baboons and to prove the Minister of Envitheir guilt. “People who ronmental Affairs STRICT NO­NO: Outlawing the feeding of are found guilty of feedand Planning. baboons is just one of the measures being ing baboons will be givIn addition, Table taken to reduce baboons' growing familiar­ en a fine,” says Bekker. Mountain National ity with people. Photo: Archive CapeNature will work Park (TMNP) is no with baboon monitors to longer granting permits for baboon walks or identify people who violate the new regulafor filming of baboons on its property. The tion and members of the public are urged to City of Cape Town will also be restricting cer- report incidents of baboon feeding to Captain activities on its property eNature. UCT’s Baboon Research Unit (BRU) will Helene van der Westhuyzen, Conservation narrow down its research on baboons in the Services Manager at CapeNature, explained field to issues that will help with the manage- the rationale: “Baboons are wild animals and ment of baboons. feeding them is not only illegal but alters The decision by TMNP to no longer grant their natural behaviour and may lead to permits for baboon walks or filming purpos- them attacking people for food. These pries, and the BRU’s decision to limit its re- mates are increasingly becoming familiar search, are included in the baboon manage- with humans and less wary of entering housment strategies of the Baboon Operational es.” Team. This decision, however, does not form Besides not feeding baboons, CapeNature part of the new regulation, but is merely part is asking people in vehicles to keep their winof the management strategy to create dis- dows closed and to lock their doors and stay tance between baboons and humans. inside their vehicle at all times upon sighting Esme Beamish, a researcher with the BRU, baboons on or near the road. People can consays the BRU will focus on management-ori- tact the organisation on 071 588 6540 with entated research such as population counts, queries or baboon sightings. assessing the conditions of the animals and Illegal activity regarding baboons can be any other research that may help the autho- reported to CapeNature on (021) 483-0000, or rities. She says the negative effects of ba- email hvdwesthyzen@capenature.co.za.

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XCITEMENT filled the air, along with the howling South-Easter, at the official opening event of the long-awaited Mountain View housing project in Ocean View on Friday. But it seemed the wind and sand hardly affected residents, community leaders and dignitaries as they gathered to mark the launch of the housing project, 26 years after the original development plan was presented to the residents of Ocean View. The development entails the construction of 547 low-cost houses for the 11 ha property. The first phase of construction involves levelling the land, laying pipes and constructing roads. Construction on the houses will start when the first phase has been completed. Eddie Thomas, project manager from the City of Cape Town’s Housing Directorate, gave a brief overview of the project and how it had evolved over the years. He said the main obstacle facing the project is the rock underlying the surface of the site. He recounted an occasion where an Ocean View community leader, eager to see the project launched, brought a packet of sand from the building site to his office to prove that there were no rocks in the ground. The project was approved by the Provincial Government of the Western Cape last year. Thomas expects that the keys of the houses will be handed over to the beneficiaries “within a year”. Alderman Nicki Holderness, local ward councillor, explained to residents how the public participation process for the housing development worked. “This is the most exciting day for me in my 30 years of service,” said Holderness. She dedicated the day to the women in Ocean View, who live in “terrible conditions”. “You will now be able to own your own house with your own bathroom.” Holderness said the development included input from all civic groups in Ocean View. She said the beneficiaries list would be made public as soon as it was complete.

SOD TURNING: Councillor Nicki Holderness and Mayor Dan Plato watch as Councillor Shehaam Sims, Mayoral Committee Mem­ ber for Housing, breaks the first ground. Photos: Daleen Fouché

Mayor Dan Plato gave recognition to all the residents and community leaders who “made a noise” about the shortage of houses in Ocean View. He said their “voices were heard”. Plato said that the community was hesitant to believe the City when it announced that the housing project would start this year, and attributed this to people’s frustration and desperate need for housing. He said there are many backyard dwellers in Ocean View and Cape Town in general. The city could not afford to build single dwellings any longer, but would have to build high rise dwellings for the many people in Cape Town who do not have their own homes. “There needs to be a new policy to address this issue,” Plato said. Plato warned residents not to allow people from outside the community to claim the Mountain View houses. He asked the community to invite him when the keys of the houses are handed over, even though his term as mayor was coming to an end.

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N average ward councillor in the City of Cape Town earns R29 057 a month but is also allowed to hold down a private job, as the job of councillor is considered a part-time one. There are 105 ward councillors in the city, amounting to a total annual cost of R36 611 820 annually. The mayor’s annual package is R1 000 219 a year. Included in this amount is a cellphone allowance of R35 964 per year and a travel allowance of R241 064 a year. Mayoral Committee members, the Whip and subcouncil chairpersons are paid R741 143 a year (R61 761 a month) and the city’s Speaker as well as Deputy Mayor get R789 355 per year, or R65 779 per month. No provision is made for annual bonuses or 13th cheques. The role of the ward councillor is to chair the local ward committee, be responsible for handling queries and complaints within the ward, and resolve municipal disputes. Councillors also have to attend all subcouncil meetings, which take place 12 times a year.

If a councillor is unable to attend, an apology must be forwarded to the Speaker’s office. However, if a councillor misses three meetings without an apology, he/she will be dismissed. Dirk Smit, the City’s Speaker, explains that the job requirements for councillors revolve around the responsibility for interaction between council and the residents within the ward. “The councillor also has to be active in the various council committees and facilitate ward committees where the community gives feedback on council decisions within their area. “Also, the councillor must correspond with residents once every three months. This can be done either through a public meeting or in writing.” Councillors are allowed to be employed in the private sector, he explains, as the position of ward councillor is a part-time job. However, while Mayoral Committee members are full-time employees, they may apply for permission to have another job. . Complaints against a councillor can be made to Smit in writing and forwarded to dirk.smit4@capetown.gov.za via email, or faxed to (021) 400-5864.

Strictly no wallflowers THE Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope is hosting a “Strictly Come Dancing” evening at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre on Friday 8 April at 19:00. This will be an evening of fun for everyone – no partners are needed and everyone will be able to get onto the floor. There will be an exhibition of dancing by

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professional dancers, including line dancing, sequence dancing, Latin American dancing and many other dances. The cost of the evening is R35 a person and you are asked to bring your own refreshments. Tickets can be obtained upstairs at AP Jones. on Saturday 12 March. A cash reward is offered for its return to its owner. Please call Philip Mansergh on 082 332 7742 or (021) 780-9660.

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Tuesday 22 March 2011

A different struggle THIS week, South Africans observed Human Rights Day, commemorating the Sharpeville massacre which claimed the lives of 69 people and left 180 others injured on 21 March 1960 outside Johannesburg. Violence erupted as scores of men, protesting against carrying the dompas (an identity document indicating where black people were allowed to go), marched to the police station to offer themselves up for arrest, as they were without their passes. Panic-stricken Sharpeville policemen opened fire on the crowd. Fifty-one years later, laws may have changed but human rights are not automatically respected. It comes down to each and every one of us respecting the other as a worthy and equal partner. Yesterday's Human Rights Day commemoration at Athlone Stadium, attended by President Jacob Zuma, vividly demonstrated how the term “human rights” is empty without effort. Patricia de Lille, acting Premier of the Western Cape, was heckled and booed while delivering her address. Political affiliation is relevant only to the persons who chose to disrespect her because of the party she represents. It ought to be irrelevant in a context in which shared is history is commemorated. The complexity of South African society requires a tolerance for diversity. This country is made up of a wondrous array of different people – and our differences must be accommodated if we are all to feel at home within its borders. Respect cannot be legislated. While the many apartheid laws based on the absence of respect for citizens of this country have been dumped, this, as yesterday shows, does not automatically bring respect into our hearts. It is an attribute we must strive to acquire. It was fought for during many points in our history and if commemorative days such as Human Rights Day, Women’s Day and Youth Day hold any value to us, it lies in their reminding us of the mistakes of our past, and also in reminding us that the real work does not lie with our law-makers, but with ourselves.

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SRA is no sandcastle REGARDING Jenni Stewart's rather odd and emotive letter ("Are you a builder or a breaker?", People’s Post, 15 March): I totally fail to see the connection to those of us who are against Capri Village becoming an SRA and the senseless destruction of attractive sand castles on the beach. The connotation I perceive is that we are thoughtless yobbos undermining the most dedicated and selfless people. While I think we all appreciate the hard work done by the volunteers of the Capri Neighbourhood Watch, I do not feel it necessary to lock us all into a very unwelcome extra monthly expense when the Cape Town Municipality does an excellent job when called out or notified of potholes, amongst others. All our needs are already catered for under our present rates. A group of volunteer parents and grandparents have done a wonderful job of reno-

vating the little park and it looks very jolly. The Lock-In party added a real village atmosphere to Capri and it was heartwarming to see the amount of little ones peddling around on tiny bikes or trikes, safe from any traffic. This was a worthy exercise indeed, but it did not entail enforced extra expenses, but the goodwill of the residents. I live in a close with a central island and some of us contribute on a voluntary basis, a small amount to a group of young men who mow and trim the grass each month. In other words we are looking after our own immediate environment without any big brother rules and regulations. These adoring letters of praise seem a little suspect to me. CAPRI RESIDENT Capri

We are not ‘breakers’ JENNI (letter, "Are you a builder or breaker?", People's Post, 15 March), it is fascinating how easy it is to label people from your own community as “breakers” just because they object to the Capri SRA proposal, as if they are the enemy. Please remember that the objectors have only exercised their valid right to object to an idea that they do not want, need, or cannot afford. Does that make them “breakers” of a dream? Whose dream? Many of the objectors are volunteers of the Capri Neighbourhood Watch and have recently given many hours of their time for the cleaning and painting of the park, along with other community work. Please do not “break” their spirit further.

Frankly, my dear, the Capri SRA saga is not a life or death matter. It is, however, about the core principle of forcing each home owner, regardless of their wants or capacity, to pay over and above monthly rates. This takes away their basic right of freedom of choice of where to live. This matter has already divided the community. Let’s hope that if the SRA is approved those who gave consent, will not wake up and say “what have I done” when neighbours have to sell their homes and move away because they cannot afford to keep with the extra payments. SIMA Capri

THE Baboon Operational Team (OPS), that represents the three authorities managing the baboons on the Cape peninsula through the Service Provider, NCC Environmental Services, would like to comment on the deaths of two adult male baboons two weeks ago. On Saturday 5 March a baboon of the Slangkop troop was found dead in Solole Nature Reserve, and another baboon, presumably from the Smitswinkel troop, was found dead along the road close to Castle Rock on Monday 7 March. Results from the post mortems done by the Provincial Veterinary Laboratory in Stellenbosch and the X-rays taken at the Constantia Animal Clinic reveal that while both baboons had pellets lodged in their muscle tissue, only the male from the Slangkop troop had died as a result of a bullet. The baboon from the Smitswinkel Bay troop had sustained a blunt trauma to the head suggesting that the most likely cause of death was a vehicle accident. Unfortunately there were no witnesses to either of the events. The OPS team wants to make use of these unfortunate events to warn people not to shoot at baboons. We implore people to report any shooting of baboons to the hotline on 071 588 6540. Shooting at baboons is not only illegal (you could be prosecuted if

caught), but is also extremely inhumane. The baboon from Slangkop that was shot in Capri had no less than four pellets in its body, three of which did not do much damage, but the fourth one penetrated the mesenterium and lodged in the liver. The baboon subsequently developed peritonitis, which is a very painful and mostly fatal infection in the abdominal cavity. The authorities want to stress that people should not take the law into their own hands and shoot at baboons. Rather call the hotline (071 588 6540), giving all the relevant information, such as identifying marks and the time and place of the events that took place, and the authorities will apply the relevant management strategy. Inevitably when the public react to a raiding baboon they cause significant damage to a wild animal without addressing the root cause of the problem. As a consequence, the problems persist. Residents are therefore urged to contact their local Baboon Liaison Group (BLG) representative should they be suffering from unacceptable levels of conflict with baboons. DR ELZETTE JORDAN, ON BEHALF OF THE BABOON OPERATIONAL TEAM

‘Tired of being ripped off’ CHAPMAN’S PEAK DRIVE has been a touchy subject for many over the last few years, so it is great to hear that Entilini will no longer be paid if the road is closed. Who made that ridiculous deal in the first place? Could it be the same people who now want to spend R53 million on a new toll plaza? R53 million on something that no-one wanted in the first place? I will build it for R33 million – that’s a saving of R20 million. Everyone knows that toll roads are built with taxpayers’ money and that the takings

from the toll gates go straight into someone’s pocket. I love driving over from Kommetjie to Hout Bay occasionally, or shall I say that I used to like it when I could still afford it. Come on people, R60 to Hout Bay and back is daylight robbery. Why can’t it be R20 there and back? I’d feel much happier paying that, or nothing at all. I’m tired of being ripped off. ULRIC CONRADIE Kommetjie


Tuesday 22 March 2011

LETTERS

Not journalism, but marketing Renting DVDs I WISH to comment on People’s Post’s 22 February front page "advertorial" on Southern Right Pty Ltd – "Glencairn Hotel under hammer". No mention is made in this article of the numerous local business and suppliers to the Southern Right Hotel who have lost money due to Frans Hollenbach and the Southern Right shareholders placing their business in liquidation. Rather, the article appears to be a marketing feature on all the outstanding attributes of the Southern Right Hotel so as to attract potential buyers to the forthcoming auction. There is a nice landscape full colour photograph of the hotel with the caption beneath: “PrimeProperty: The Glencairn landmark and century-old building boasts uninterrupted sea and mountain views.” It also says in the right hand corner “Photo: Supplied”. By whom – by Frans Hollenbach and the shareholders of Glencairn Hotel Pty Ltd perhaps? Or the auctioneers, Greeff Properties? I think the reading public would have been better served if the journalist had done some research to find out how many local suppliers in the valley are owed money thanks to Southern Right’s demise, intentional or otherwise. And what about the hotel and restaurant staff? You neglected to investigate why on 1 February 2011 suppliers to Boulders Beach Lodge, also owned up until 31 January 2011 by Southern Right Pty Ltd and Frans Hollenbach, are suddenly informed by email that Boulders Beach Lodge details have changed with immediate effect and that they

are owned by a new company. We are a small, responsible local supplier, employing 22 people from this valley and its surrounds, including 15 from Masiphumelele and Ocean View. We always act with integrity, decency toward all customers, and always with a passion and commitment to delivering quality products on time, six days a week. A bad debt has a knock-on effect for a small business and its previously-disadvantaged employees. Of course we agree that the legal process is open to any creditor who wishes to make use of it, but a bad debt is made all the more repugnant when one hears that the owner of the business responsible for defaulting is also the majority shareholder in a property company that turned down an offer of R18 million in 2008. We take exception to the shameless advertisement on your front page which you attempt to pass off as informed reporting. We urge you to publish this letter as it is truthful in every respect and is in the public interest, and we also urge you to offer more balanced reporting on issues that affect the local community instead of paying homage to your advertisers. We shall be taking every possible step we can to recover the money owed to us by Southern Right Pty Ltd. ANDREW ING Director, Just Island Foods THIS letter was sent to Frans Hollenbach of Southern Right Hotel Pty Ltd prior to publication, but he declined to comment. –Ed.

Driver ignores three stop signs MY FAMILY was recently rocked by the tragic passing of our young nephew, who was a cousin and a grandson. His passing was as a result of his irresponsible actions whilst driving. On Monday afternoon, in Noordhaven, a woman driving a blue VW, CA 479 875, blatantly ignored three stop signs and then simply yielded at the stop sign at Silver-

Bleeping ATM for a safer transaction ATMs should be fitted with a beeper which switches on when the transaction is completed and does not stop until the operator removes the card. People would not leave their card in the machine for unscrupulous lay-abouts to filch when they leave. Your story seems to indicate that this occurs frequently, especially if a bystander makes the operator nervous. ANITA BEHR Marina Da Gama

Shooting seals illegal THE Tuesday 15 March edition of People's Post carried an SMS on seals being shot off Cape Point. The sender was surprised this was happening, but was not able to receive an answer to her question as to whether this practice was allowed or not. Disturbing and shooting seals is illegal under the Seals and Seabirds Act. As far back as 1984 my organisation took up this problem with the then Minister of the Environment, Mr John Wylie. Subsequently, the issue of shooting seals at sea arose from time to time until very recently. Competition between man and seals can be fierce, especially when snoek is running. However, shooting these predators is not the answer and in fact, as was shown in the past can be highly dangerous to fishermen fishing in the same area. Even though there have been prosecutions, the practice continues. Thousands of seals are killed annually in South Africa’s fishing industry, where generally speaking these animals are considered to be vermin that should be eliminated. NAN RICE CEO of the Dolphin Action Group

mine and Noordhoek roads. She was also not observing the speed limit in a residential area. Lady, I hope you and no other member of your family ever has to have their lives changed by a tragedy caused by irresponsibility and blatant disrespect. Shame on you! JANE WALKER Kommetjie

ON TUESDAY 15 March there was a letter complaining about a lack of excellent films being screened at Blue Route and Longbeach cinema complexes. As a retired movie industry consultant and an avid video renter I can add some insight to the DVD information requested. I have found that the video stores in Fish Hoek, Sun Valley and Longbeach Mall do in fact specifically purchase excellent Cinema Nouveau DVDs for their customers as soon as the DVDs are released by the film companies. Generally the gap between a cinema release and the DVD rental release

People’s Post False Bay Page 7 is two to three months, but sometimes even sooner. I’ve recently rented “Mao’s Last Dancer”, “The Kids are Alright”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “Four Lions”, “London River”, “The Social Network” and “Oceans” to name a few. I look forward to going in every Tuesday to see what new releases are on offer for the week. Some of the staff members are very knowledgeable to help with the films they have seen. As a film enthusiast I am very satisfied with the DVD rentals in the Far South. MICHAEL STANLEY Fish Hoek

The system works if you use it ANDREW MITCHELL knocked on my door at about three o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday 10 March and told me about the sewage leak in River Road, Da Gama Park and took me up to see it. There were no street signs but the stench and the debris led us to where it was happening. I took some photos and Andrew took me home. I sent an email to our subcouncil manager, Desire Mentor, and then looked in the Simon’s Town Handbook, page 22 where there is a list of the Emergency Numbers. After pressing some extra buttons, I was put through to an operator, reported the matter and was given a reference number. Asked when they would fix it, I was told “tonight”! I have been up this morning and, lo and behold, it is fixed! Lessons learnt! Use the correct reporting routes, they work! The sewage leak was over

three weeks old when I heard about it. Had blocked up one storm water drain feeding directly into the Els River and was running down the road into the next storm water drain. The river is now contaminated. Everyone from the Navy flats has to walk past this drainage point to go anywhere to the shops, work, play, etc. And yet no one had reported it! Please wake up, residents! Report what’s wrong! Look after your neighbourhood! We do have a City that takes action when it hears about a problem. I am hoping that Waste Management will now do their bit and do a litter collection in that area. The whole place is a squalid dump. Congratulations and thanks to the City of Cape Town for a job well done! CILLA BROMLEY Glencairn

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Page 8 People’s Post False Bay

Tuesday 22 March 2011

It’s a jungle gym out there

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THE Fish Hoek PrePrimary School is having an open day on Saturday in Abington Circle, Fish Hoek, from 9:00 to 12:00. The school’s jungle gym was specially designed by a group of educators, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to help children with muscular weakness in their upper bodies. The jungle gym was built about 15 years ago and is the most popular piece of equipment in the garden. The children have to use their upper body strength to get up onto the jungle gym. An area at the school has been set up by the remedial support teacher to encourage gross motor

JUMPSTART PRESCHOOL in Sun Valley re-opened its doors on Monday 17 January. Carol Donn, founder and teacher, has 17 years’ experience under her belt. Wellknown throughout the valley, she comes with many references and has taught at Sun Valley Primary School for many years, previously running Jumpstart for nine years. She is passionate about education and loves what she does. Their motto, “Where the learning has begun

development, lacking in modern children who are not as active as their predecessors from spending too much time on computers or watching TV. The gym also serves as a good area of assessment when children need help. This area will be in action at their open day. The children enjoy all the art mediums and tactile experiences provided on a daily basis. The garden has loads of space for children to run and play soccer, cricket and basketball. There is a cycle track with wheel toys and sandpits which are played in all day. For more information contact Jane Pedersen or Paula Wickham on (021) 782-3309.

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Pre-school gives kids a sense of worth HIGH CLOUD PRE-SCHOOL in Sun Valley strives to provide an informal, homelike atmosphere while giving children the skills they need to excel in formal schooling in later years. The curriculum includes content from every possible field. However, information is not introduced to the children in rigid or isolated subjects, but is rather interwoven through all the experiences and activities of the day. The pre-school also provides for the child’s emotional and creative expression through music, language and art. High Cloud has been running in the valley for 10 years and continues to go from strength to strength every year. It caters for

children from the ages of one to six. The one to three-year-olds have a separate section, which is set out specifically for very young children. At High Cloud we try to encourage children and parents to be valuable members of the community, by holding regular collections of food, clothes and toys – which is then donated to several charities in the area. In the past year, the children and parents have managed to offer assistance to TEARS, St Luke’s Hospice, Love and Care crèche and the babies born at Pollsmoor Prison. The children at High Cloud gain an immeasurable sense of self worth through helping those less fortunate than themselves.

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Tuesday 22 March 2011

People’s Post False Bay Page 9

Sounds on the grounds

City’s new horsepower does not come cheap

They will probably explain about the radios and other equipment the officers have to carry, but that’s all bunkum – radios have never been smaller or lighter than they are now and, anyway, the bike was designed to carry two. There is no way the equipment (whatever it is) could be heavier or less compact than a pillion passenger. Anybody who has ever ridden a motorcycle (and I am one of them) will tell you that a 600 cc ma-

chine is more than powerful enough for traffic work. In fact, the lighter machine is better suited for use in heavy traffic. Buying the big 1300 cc superbikes for traffic cops is as extravagant as buying BMWs and Jaguars for building inspectors and social workers. Of course there was a time, under a previous City administration, when the mounted traffic officers disappeared and the new crop of officers tried to do the job in air-conditioned cars that cost even more than superbikes. Somehow it always took two cops to drive one car so this reduced the visible presence on the roads and it reduced their effectiveness because it is darn difficult to thread an air-conditioned Camry through a traffic jam to the scene of an accident. Once there, the car becomes an extra obstacle. The mounted traffic officer, on the other hand, can thread his/her way through traffic to take charge and get the traffic flowing again. So it’s good to see the bikes back, but why the superbikes? We must think of the pensioner who has to pay an extra 16 years’ rates for the extra horsepower.

Tuesday 29 March at the Bible Institute at 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay. The guest speaker will be Captain Bill Rice on his book “Simon’s

Town Dockyard, The first 100 years”. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Barrie Gasson (021) 788-1855.

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ave you noticed the motorcycles the Cape Town traffic cops are riding these days? They are 1300 cc Hondas and they cost about R150 000 each. Now why do the traffic police need such powerful motorcycles when their operations are confined to the municipal area where speed limits are between 60 and 80 km/h? It is true that speed limits do go up to 120 km/h on the freeways, but that is not where the work is. So what is the point of motorcycles that can race along at speeds in excess of 200 km/h? For less than half the price, the City could have bought versatile 600 cc bikes by the same manufacturer that are also capable of excessive speeds. That means they could have bought twice as many bikes (or saved a lot of money). How much money? Well, it would take a pensioner who lives in a modest home and pays about R500 a month in rates 16 years to pay the extra cost of a single superbike. No doubt the traffic department will have their own story.

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Page 10 People’s Post False Bay

A tale of two police forces THE Simon’s Town police demonstrated its usual efficiency and courteous, prompt service on Monday 14 February when they arrived five minutes after my call to remove an unknown motorcycle which had been left practically on my front doorstep. They also politely evicted a drunk, abusive neighbour who tried to interfere in their visit. Thank you to both police officers for their kind protection from the unwarranted bullying and abuse while they provided superior service. We are very fortunate in the professionalism of our Simon’s Town police. A the other end of the spectrum however, are the military police in Simon’s Town. On Friday 21 January at 15:45 a white police vehicle marked “Military Police” drove over my side of the zebra crossing at Jubilee Square while I was crossing on my right of way as indicated by a green crossing light. In other words, they illegally ran a red light with a pedestrian actually on the crossing. This is a serious traffic offence. I was close enough as they almost ran me over to note the first three letters of the licence plate as CMX. I re-

ported this immediately at MP HQ to Major Booysen and Warrant Officer Mthembi who took details. I was promptly informed on Monday 24 January that the driver had been traced and his excuse was that “he had been responding to a call and was rushing from Cole Point to Fish Hoek”. The only problem with this fabrication is that the vehicle that almost ran me over was travelling in the exact opposite direction, from Fish Hoek towards Cole Point, without a siren and travelling at the usual speed limit. (According to the police, they receive hundreds of complaints about MPs who park illegally, drive recklessly and act as though the law does not actually apply to them.) There are enough risks on the road without the MPs adding to the danger, getting away with flagrantly unlawful driving it while we others are expected to obey the highway code. Which police force would you prefer to deal with? ANONYMOUS Simon’s Town THIS letter was sent to the Military Police, which failed to comment -Ed.

Your SMSes In response . Excuse me, but if you leave your card or your spouse’s in an ATM, then where does the onus lie – surely on the person using the card? Why then cry misdaad? Fools. Basically it’s all your own fault. . Meg Samuelson [who SMSed last week that paintballers who shoot at bin-pickers should be charged with assault] would like to see Fish Hoek become a dump like Muizenberg. The paintballers should tackle her. She has not had burglaries or filth strewn in her garden by bin pickers as we had. She must remember that sometimes your chickens come home to roost. Magda . How come the Red Herring is even allowed music when the “unplugged” music at the Toad in Noordhoek Farm Village was stopped? . I agree about the ghastly movies at Longbeach Mall. Are cinema-goers in the Deep South really so indiscriminating or has the dumbed down fare caused a chicken-and-egg situation? Jane McArthur . If Jenni Trethowan believes that “baboons are better off on the mountains away from people”, why does she have them herded into residential areas where she brings in tourists to see them? Baboons killed . Two baboons killed by motorists is an atrocity. People need to drive more slowly and carefully in areas where baboons and other wild animals live as they would in a residential area near a school to prevent hitting a child.

Tuesday 22 March 2011 . All sentient beings need to be protected for they all suffer pain or fatality when hit by a car. Hopefully humans will one day be educated enough to treat all species as valued and worthy of respect. Ros Raubenheimer, Fish Hoek Say what? . Will the shop in Muizenberg selling gourmet cushions please tell me what they taste like? Puzzled, Muizenberg Vexing question . If a police van chooses to ignore the road marking at the Kommetjie Road and 17th Avenue junction in Fish Hoek, then what example does that set for any other drivers? K. Heathcote Shame on you . To the male cyclist in pink who was riding in front of oncoming traffic in a one-way on 1st Avenue and shouted disgusting obscenities at an old lady, shame on you. With that attitude no wonder cyclists have a bad name and reputation. I return the same words and hand gesture to you about your mother. Smiley Well done! . Well done to Chad of Welcome Glen for doing some of the Argus in your state, and well done to your supporting wife. Pat . Well done to the Ocean View Pedal Power Group for completing the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. Your parents General . I don’t know if anyone agrees with me, but when the green arrows are not

working at either the King of Kings or Blackhill traffic lights, it causes a massive backup of traffic. J. Curtis . To the idea of hanging our country’s flag in front of our homes: just take a look at those mirror flags that now hang torn and faded from people’s cars. That is disrespect and not so proudly South African. Imagine what the wind will do to these hanging flags. Will that home owner care enough to keep it Proudly SA? Wendy, Muizenberg . A bunch of keys was found on the corner of Kommetjie and Wireless roads. Please phone 084 530 9941 to collect. Thank you! . Thank you very much for the Mummenschanz tickets. It was an amazing experience. What a talented troupe. My sister-in-law and I had fun! Chantal Burricks, Manenberg . Heartfelt thanks to People’s Post, Kiwi and Toughees for the school shoes I won recently. They will be donated to a needy child. Vera Eksteen . Thank you People’s Post for the Jamali tickets I won! We had a wonderful time at Kirstenbosch. Tracy . Thanks so much for choosing me as your winner of the two tickets to the Riverdance show at Grand West on 24 February. It was awesome. People’s Post made my day on my 60th birthday. B. Watlington

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CLOSING IN: The biggest moon in 18 years rises above the Helderberg mountain in this photo, taken on Sat­ urday night from Fish Hoek beach. The moon was closer to earth on Sat­ urday night than at any other time during the past 18 years, having reached the "perigee" of its cycle. At its perigee, the moon is 354 055 km from the earth. When at its furthest point, it is 408 773 km away. Photo: Keith Lyle

A classic Sunday afternoon THE Classics at 3 concert will be held at the Fish Hoek Methodist Church in 1st Avenue on Sunday 27 March at 15:00. The concert will be a performance of the 1st movement of Bach’s challenging “Concerto for two violins” by Imogen Buchanan and Cherith Bain, accompanied by Lorraine Rothenburg. The violinists make concert appearances in the Cape, and are teachers of the violin. Rothenburg is involved in chamber music, accompanying singers and instrumentalists at various venues. She will play the first movement of Bach’s “Italian Piano Concerto”. Clarinettist David Little will play Mozart’s “Trio” for clarinet, viola and piano, with Buchanan (this time on viola) and Rothenburg. Little has built a fine reputation with

Tommy’s fishy tale “HARBOUR – The Kalk Bay Musical” presents a slice of the life of Tommy, a Kalk Bay fisherman whose family have fished the local seas since before the railway line wound its way around the bay. Presented by Simon’s Town School, Tommy’s stories take the audience on a mystical journey from Kalk Bay to Devil’s Peak, and from small fishing towns to the bigger ones like Saldanha Bay. He shares his insights into life, laughter and how he deals with the love and the loss of his two most treasured

Every drop counts WATER is set to be the world’s next major resource crisis, an issue World Water Day is drawing attention to today. An awareness day is being held at Blue River Café, Imhoff’s Gift, on 26 March, motivated by a legacy of water issues that affect the Kommetjie, Ocean View, Capri and Noordhoek communities. The day is aimed at raising awareness about persistently high toxicity levels in Wildevoëlvlei. Other topics on the day include a review of the current

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his playing as a soloist and in ensemble work at venues throughout the Cape. Dermod Gloster, who studied in Rome under opera singer Mario Borriello on an Italian government scholarship and sang in opera and oratorio overseas for 15 years, will provide a change of emphasis with operatic arias by Puccini and Leoncavallo, and songs from operettas by Franz Lehar. He will join the other artists in a special Celtic section, focusing on the music of Ireland. Tickets at R50 are available from AP Jones Department Store, Fish Hoek, or from the Valley Boutique in Valyland or at the door on the day. For more information contact Dermond Gloster on (021) 782-2498 or email dgloster@telkomsa.net. possessions – his faithful fishing skeitjie, Maraai KB683, and his less faithful goose, Maraai. Tommy is played by seasoned local actor David Muller, while Bill Knight plays all his own Kaapse volkmusiek, interweaving the story with the music in Seymour Howe’s play. A donation will be made towards the Hospitality Studies Department, which hopes to upgrade the kitchen facilities at the school. The show will be performed in the school hall on Friday 25 March. Tickets cost R100, which includes a traditional Cape Malay supper and a welcome drink. For bookings call 082 650 6277 or (021) 786-4725 after 15:00. water situation by Kevin James of Global Carbon Exchange, and a comprehensive history of the area by Wally Peterson: founder of the Kommetjie Environmental Awareness Group (KEAG). A community clean-up of Kommetjie Beach will conclude the event. Kids’ edu-entertainment will be performed by ToadNUTS, while Ocean View’s Marine Primary Environmental Group will perform the “Water Song”. The event starts at 09:00. A full programme is available on www.littlegreenfingers.ning.com. For more information call 071 198 7875.

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DOLPHIN DANCE: A massive school of dolphins was in the bay last Sunday, wildly leaping and spinning along with all the cyclists taking part in the Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour. This photo was taken by Kalk Bay resident David Roberts from the vantage point of his apart­ ment. Photo: David Roberts LAUGH A BIT: Local comedian Mark Sampson will perform a selection of new material plus some old favourites at Café Roux in the Noord­ hoek Farm Village on Friday March 25 from 19:00, where he will be joined on stage by his brother­in­law, UK rocker Spencer Maybe. Af­ ter his sell­out Edinburgh Festival show last year, The Scotsman said Spencer was “a cross between Robbie Williams, Russell Brand and Malcolm McDowell”. The meal and show cost R200. To book, phone (021) 789­ 2538. Photo: Supplied

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A VICTORY over the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versveld for the DHL Stormers for the first time in eight years will certainly put an extra spring in the team’s step for the rest of the Super Rugby competition. The men from the Cape, who are now the only unbeaten team in the coveted competition, managed to trump the Pretoria men 23-13 in a tightly contested, physical encounter last Saturday evening. And to add to the notches on the Stormers’ belt – a try from recently under-performing speedster Bryan Habana. The try was only the team’s second for the season, after the one by flanker Pieter Louw in the team’s opening match of the competition against the Lions. And, despite only scoring the sole try, head coach Allister Coetzee was impressed with his team’s attack. “We created a lot of opportunities and we know that we need to keep improving. The attack displayed against the Bulls is definitely a step in the right direction,” he said. Discipline was another reason for the Stormers’ victory. The Bulls constantly transgressed, giving flyhalf Peter Grant opportunities to add to the Stormers’ tally. The visitors remained the more disciplined of the two sides, only conceding six at-

tempts at goal. Grant managed to slot six of 10 attempts at goal, while the Bulls’ usually accurate Morné Steyn only managed to convert three of six attempts. The set pieces and the breakdown points were dominated by Coetzee’s chargers. “We always knew that we would have a challenge up front and there was certainly a physical intensity,” Coetzee said. “Although a battle, we managed to do well – we scrummed well and stole a couple of lineouts. The victory was a collective effort from the entire team. A lot of hard work went into the preparations for the Bulls match and the players accepted the challenge and stood up on the day.” But on Saturday the Stormers will face a team with a different style and approach to the game. They take on the Western Force from Australia who, despite being relatively inexperienced, always pose a threat on attack. After beating the Lions 27-15 at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon, Nathan Sharp and his men will believe that they are able to compete with the Stormers. An interesting battle between flyhalfs Grant and wunderkind James O’Connor is likely to ensue, while the experience of captain Sharpe and fullback Cameron Shepherd will assist their team in the challenge. The battle between blind-side flankers Pieter Louw and Richard Brown should interest rugby lovers as well.

TRY TIME: DHL Stormers winger, Bryan Habana, is congratulated by team mate Jaque Fourie as Vodacom Bulls winger Bjorn Basson looks on. Habana scored his team’s only try in his team’s Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Bulls at Loftus Versveld on Saturday. Photo: Christiaan Kotze

UP TO THE CHALLENGE: The New Balance Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club’s senior and junior members are in fine fettle for the Hang Ten National Surf Lifesaving Championship at Camps Bay beach from Wednesday 30 March until Saturday 2 April. Fish Hoek won the overall aggregate shield at the championship in 2010. Photo: Meds Martin


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