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PHUMLANI VILLAGE: NEWLY ELECTED SETTLEMENT COMMITTEE CLASHES WITH COUNCILLOR

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humlani Village residents are up in arms about a leadership dispute in the community. This comes after residents allegedly elected a new committee, comprising 15 residents, to represent the needs of the community on Tuesday 29 October. But there are claims of the old committee still being in office. Riemvasmaak Informal Settlement Committee deputy chairperson of the new committee Eric Balebanye says ward councillor Shaun August knows a new committee was elected, but alleges he still continues communicating with the old committee. “The old committee refused to handover documents and power on the day after the election; there was no handover meeting,” Balebanye says. “I am on a mission to fight for the community needs, not politics. We’re still waiting on the report of the toilets which were erected in the informal settlement.” New committee chairperson Sidwell Kweba says he has approached August and informed him about the new committee, but he refuses to acknowledge the structure. “Even though toilet structures are up, there’s nothing inside. The toilet project has not been completed, pipes have burst and toilets are not working,” Kweba says. He also alleges street lights will be erected in Riemvasmaak, but says the new committee does not know anything about it. Balebanye says he wants August to respect democracy, stop communicating with the previous chairperson and start looking at the needs of the community. Resident Fundele Phato says the ward councillor just makes promises, which don’t produce any answers. “The previous committee caused

DISPUTE: A power struggle between two committees in Riemvasmaak Informal Settlement, Phumlani Village, has caused some confusion with locals. PHOTO: ASTRID FEBRUARIE

more damage. We have house numbers, but when we get home sometimes, our structures are broken down,” Phato says. “In some cases people have been burnt or robbed in their homes. Lights, hygiene and not being able to extend our structures are real problems.” Another resident, Xolela Lengisi, says service delivery is concern. “I see they’re busy with toilets,

but my main concern is electricity. At the moment I’m getting electricity from another shack,” Lengisi sats. Riemvasmaak resident Theresa Bruintjies says people are constantly getting robbed in the community, because they are forced to live and walk in darkness. “We haven’t had any street lights for a year now,” she fumes. “Crime has increased and people

are getting robbed all the time. I have a small child and don’t know what to do.” Chairperson of the old committee Leticia Roman claims the new committee was not elected by the entire community. “I will not comment on this issue, because it needs to be sorted out in the community,” Roman says. Ward councillor Shaun August

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omen and men wait for hours at the social security offices for meagre grants which barely get them through the month. Struggling to make ends meet, many people are forced to take out loans long before month end, as their social grants are spent on food, electricity, water and travelling costs. Despite this, their requests for higher payouts have not been realised, as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did not increase the social grant payout during his recent midterm budget. Wardah Samuels (43) is one recipient desperate for an increase. The mother of six has five children of school-going age and is unemployed. She, however, only receives social grants for four as her daughter, who is in Grade 9, has turned 18. Bread costs R7 a loaf. Milk has become a basic grocery item too expensive for most, Samuels says. “Because the social grant money does not cover our living costs, we are forced to borrow money. When we get our grants, 80% of it goes towards paying off our debt. This is incurred so that the children don’t go to bed hungry,” she says. On average, she can only afford R10 worth of electricity and groceries a day. Food is purchased at the “rand-a-rama” shops run by residents. Living from hand to mouth is a grim reality for many families living in poverty. “We will buy a R1 packet of sugar, a R2 packet of rice and R5 electricity every second day.” The R5 supply of electricity does not even last her a full two days. “You have to live in darkness. You need to eat, but can survive without electricity.” Social grant increases are laughable, as it does not correspond with the alarming increase in the cost of living, Samuels says. She lost her husband, the family’s sole breadwinner, in April.

He succumbed to cancer after being diagnosed just four months prior. “He worked hard for us. I last worked over 20 years ago because my husband always looked after the family financially,” she says. More than a quarter of the country’s 52 million people receive social grants and payouts are expected to reach R113bn in the 2013/14 financial year, 10% of the total budget. Community worker Gigi Richards says people are struggling to survive. “The day after getting their hands on their grants, there is nothing left,” she says. Elsie de Bruyn, chairperson of Community Workers for the People, says government needs to do more to uplift the poor. “Government should open the doors for young people. The Community Work Programme should provide opportunities for young people to develop skills they can use to find permanent employ- DIGGING DEEP: Many of those surviving on social grants ment,” she says. “Social grant mon- can only afford to buy small bags of basic essentials, as ey is not enough to buy basic essen- that is all their pocket can afford. tials needed to survive. People need Community workers and social grant reto buy bread every day. They need electricity. When all those expenses are covered cipients are urging government to increase there is money for nothing else,” De Bruyn the amount of money allocated. Provincial minister of Social Developsays. Larry Hamner started a feeding scheme ment Albert Fritz says while he recognises in one of the most impoverished communi- the need for social grants as a source of inties in the city. Most of those in line for a come, it must not be obtained at the expense plate of food survive on just a social grant. of a child’s education. “It should never reFor many, this is the only hearty meal place a reliable income stream and is not intended to create a dependence on the State. they will eat for the week. Various social grants are paid to recipients “We feed over 1000 people,” he says. The number of people who come to the as an assistance, not the sole life-support,” feeding scheme for food has doubled over he says. Not having money to pay school the last year. “Circumstances dictate those fees as a result of dire poverty should not living in poverty never rise above that. deter parents from sending their children Many children of school-going age are at to school, Fritz adds. “There are mechahome because their parents cannot afford to nisms in place whereby parents can apply send them to school. Transport costs are to be exempt from paying school fees.” National government determines the sojust too high and people just don’t have the cial grant amount payout. money,” Hamner says.

Apply to join the men and women in blue today Do you dream of fighting crime? The provincial police department has 668 entry level posts available for police constables in the Western Cape. Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut says the police force wishes to expand its contingent of police officers in the province with officers who are committed and serious about law enforcement and who want to make crime fighting their career. To qualify, applicants must be South African citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 who have passed matric or hold a National Vocational Certificate in Safety in Society. Preference will be given to applicants with a driver’s licence.

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WYNBERG: SPATE OF ROBBERIES

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olice are keeping watch over the subways between Wynberg and Wittebome train stations following a spate of robberies. Last week they arrested a 23-year-old man from Parkwood believed to be behind several robberies over the past few months. Wynberg police spokesperson Warrant Officer Silvino Davids explains the man was caught after he snatched a necklace from an unsuspecting woman near the York Road subway. “Because of the concerns raised by the community, we have increased patrols in the vicinity of the subways. Fortunately as the man ran away, officers saw him and – after confirming he had robbed someone – they chased after him,” he says. The officers found the man hiding on the roof of a house in Ebor Road and arrested him. Safety at the subways has been continually raised by the Wynberg East Neighbourhood Watch over the past few months. Members have reported seeing “suspicious men” hanging around the subways at night. Coordinator Abieda Joseph says while patrollers kept a close eye on the subways, robberies were still reported. “In the early hours of the morning, you can see the suspicious characters lurking in the area. The neighbourhood watch are con-

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SECURITY: Residents are concerned about safety at the subways between the Wynberg and Wittebome train stations PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL

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ast week the red flag was raised at Princess Vlei when supporters came together to support the Princess Vlei Forum’s Red Flag Campaign. The campaign aims to create awareness about natural and social spaces under threat by commercial development. Supporters gathered at the vlei on Saturday 9 November at 10:00 to wrap trees in red cloth, followed by the handing out red flags and pamphlets at information tables in Victoria Road, Grassy Park. Bishop Christopher Gregorowski from the forum says the Princess Vlei is a priceless natural asset for all the community and nobody has the right to cover it with “tar, concrete and another soulless mall”. “The red flag is a sign of danger ahead,” he says. “We are warning people that Princess Vlei is in serious danger of commercial developers. In traffic, the red light means stop. We say the City of Cape Town and all involved must stop this madness and develop Princess Vlei as a natural asset to be enjoyed by all. “The red card is a sanction in the referee’s

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EDUCATION: OBSERVATION ESSENTIAL

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early 50 pupils have been stabbed on school grounds in the province in the first three quarters of the school year. But stabbing incidents have dropped by 10 from 54 during the same period last year. But education activists say this number may be distorted as many incidents go unreported. Bronagh Casey, spokesperson for provincial education minister Donald Grant, says while no exams have been disrupted as a result of school violence, the education authorities are monitoring the situation closely. Structures have been put into place to help stressed and anxious pupils in troubled areas. “Our school psychologists and social workers in every district and circuit are also on standby,” she says. Grassdale High School principal Dawood Tregonning says they’ve conducted random searches, while school metal detectors were also installed. “Our biggest problem is the large number of school drop-outs who roam the streets during the school day, waiting for pupils to finish classes,” Tregonning says. “We’re fortunate to have not experienced stabbings at the school and are trying to instil morals into the (pupils) to become bet-

ter people.” Similarly Marcia Woolward, principal of Grassy Park High School, says strict disciplinary measures have been put into place to curb violence. “The first process is restorative, where we deal with conflict without resorting to violence,” she says. “Pupils are also given an essay topic to research forms of assault, which they then have to write by hand. It helps because it’s educational and parents are also happy with it – even though pupils don’t always cooperate “We have found pupils in possession of knives, but they’ve told us that it’s to protect them from violent people in the community.” Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith says additional Law Enforcement has been deployed to gang-ridden hotspots. A dedicated team of 109 additional law enforcement officers was deployed to Manenberg in August and they will patrol at high risk schools until year end. Manenberg High principal Thurston Brown says this is a great deterrent for school violence. “The gang violence prevalent in the area has the potential to spill over into our school grounds. But we have a strategy in place to prevent this from happening,” he says. Search operations are conducted at the school nearly every second day. “This sends out a clear message to pupils that we will not tolerate anyone bringing weapons to school,” he says. V Pupils can call the provincial education department on 0800 454 647.

ON THE DECLINE: Statistics have shown a decrease in stabbing incidents at schools in the province. Principals say random search operations are one of the reasons for the decline. PHOTO: PHOTO24


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Classrooms nearly filled for 2014 Parents have less than a month to enrol their children in new schools for next year. Provincial education department spokesperson Bronagh Casey says about 99% of pupils have been enrolled for 2014, but many schools have reached capacity and can therefore not accept any new candidates. “Thousands of parents have enrolled their children in schools already, and we thank them for their cooperation in this regard,” she says. “However, the few that haven’t yet registered their child for 2014 are running out of time as schools begin their summer holidays in less than a month.” During this period, from 5 December to 13 January, the department will be unable to confirm pupil registration with schools. “I am therefore making a final appeal to

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FACILITY: CONCERNS OVER SUMMER HOLIDAY

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etreat Swimming Pool will finally get its long-awaited upgrade, but there are strings attached. The upgrade, which has been in the offing for five years, is scheduled to take place this summer. Now residents are concerned about where children will take a dip to cool off during the school holidays. The pool has already been closed to the public (“Dive in at indoor pool”, People’s Post, 17 October). Steenberg Community Policing Forum (CPF) chairperson Kevin Southgate, is not impressed. “There’s already a lack of facilities in the community for children; anything can happen to them during the summer school holidays. Many of them will try and walk to Muizenberg, where their safety can’t be guaranteed. Our children’s safety is important and we need to limit opportunities for criminal activities,” he says. “Why didn’t the City of Cape Town put renovations on hold and rather do it during winter?” Retreat resident Gloria Willemse agrees closing the swimming pool over the summer holidays and the extended period will not be beneficial to residents. “People are constantly using the pool for swimming lessons and now this means that they’ll have to commute to Newlands, so they’ll have to pay to get there and back, and a more expensive entry fee,” she says. “This pool does not only serve Retreat,

UPGRADE: Retreat Swimming Pool will be closed over the summer holidays as it undergoes the long awaited renovations to concert it an indoor facility. PHOTO: NADINE MOODIE

but also surrounding communities such as Capricorn Park, Lavender Hill and Grassy Park. They can’t close the pool at this time of the year.” Another resident, Magdalene Jordaan, agrees with Willemse, saying there was no public participation process regarding the pool closure. “This is our children’s means of recreation and our people can’t afford to make trips to Kalk Bay and Newlands to swim,” Jordaan says. But ward councillor Jan Burger says the renovation needs to take place over the summer, while the funds are available. “People should not be short-sighted and should thank the ratepayers of the City for making this long-awaited renovation possible,” says Burger. Retreat Aquatics Club chairperson Joey Jacobs says, as of two weeks ago, the club has been using Athlone Swimming Pool for training. “We’ve been travelling to Athlone and it’s very inconvenient, because we have to make some sacrifices to get there. There are swimming pools which are closer but not available, because other swimming clubs are using it,” says Jacobs. “Construction has not yet started. I really want to know when construction will start and when the pool will open again,” he says. Mayoral Committee member for Community Services and Special Projects Belinda Walker says the contract has been awarded. The site will be handed over to contractor as soon as they provide the City with a valid tax clearance certificate. “The construction period will be four months, but the exact date of construction has not been confirmed yet,” Walker says. “The pool will be converted into an indoor facility and the entire pool deck will be covered with a steel frame and brick walls. Residents will be able to swim at Muizenberg or Wynberg swimming pools.”

Almost 500 000 offences in three months Nearly half a million traffic offences have been recorded by City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services in three months, while about 18 500 arrests were made over the same period. Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith says the clampdown was part of a commitment to ensure the safety of all road users. “We are exploring new technologies and systems, such as the admin mark; increasing our staff complement and the number of operations; and we are driving new legislation to ensure that we win the battle against reckless and dangerous drivers. “We hope to decrease the number of road fatalities in line with our commitment to the Safely Home joint road safety campaign with the provincial govern-

ment,” Smith says. About 257 300 speeding offences were registered, 12 200 fines issued to transport operators for overloading, 385 vehicles were impounded and 16 083 people were arrested for outstanding warrants, he confirms. “It is more troublesome when one considers that the period under review coincides with some of the wettest months in Cape Town and a time when common sense would dictate that drivers should be even more cautious on the roads.” Smith says he’s concerned about unlicensed drivers, people driving without their safety belts and the disregard for basic rules of the road. He has also approached provincial transport minister Robin Carlisle about tougher laws for traffic offences.

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e very careful when enjoying that afterwork drink – the period leading up to the festive season is when rapists are especially on the prowl. With the season of matric farewells, office parties and celebratory end-of-the-schoolyear house parties in full swing, drinkers are specifically vulnerable. So says Rape Wise CEO John Buswell, who receives approximately 400 cases of drink spiking per year. More often than not this practice leads to associated crimes like rape, robbery, illegal production of porn or assault. And it happens across the board. “Not only young teens are victims. People of all ages and genders including divorcees are targeted. In the case of women the associated crime is usually rape, whereas with men it is mostly robbery,” he says.

Perpetrators still walking free Recently the lives of two young women were dramatically altered after they became victims of a date rape. Their drinks were apparently spiked while out on the town at a popular pub. Fearful even to tell their parents, and ashamed of the stigma attached to rape, the young women didn’t report the rapes to the police, with the result that the perpetrators

still walk free. “The two women were having a drink at a well-known pub and were joined by two young guys who looked like the regular boys next door,” says an anonymous source close to the women. “Although the two guys were not known to the girls, they were not strangers – they were the same age, they spoke the same language, they lived in the same neighbourhood and shared the same interests. Nothing about their behaviour warned of ‘stranger danger’ and accepting an offer of a drink seemed perfectly normal,” she says. According to her, the women don’t recall much and have only vague memories of having sexual intercourse. “Only hours later did they realise that their drinks had been ‘roofied’. Their first thought was not to tell anybody. In case of pregnancy they had taken the morning after pill but have put the thought of STDs and HIV aside,” she says. “Both these girls refuse to speak to their parents or any other care giving adults about their ordeal because they have repeatedly been warned not to accept drinks from strangers. They have been conditioned into believing that by accepting a drink you are asking to be raped,” the source says. “They were possibly repeatedly raped by both the men yet their upbringing dictates that they are unable to share this with their parents. Do we tell our sons and daughters

that sex without consent, no matter the circumstances, is always rape or do we continue the myth that leads our children to believe that certain behaviour invites rape?”

Warning According to Bushwell the majority of these victims “don’t come out” simply because they feel stupid, sometimes erroneously thinking that they drank too much. “Parents have to be pro-active in their education. Open up the channels of communication with your children. Warn them of the dangers but also make it clear to them that you are their parent and are there to support them, no matter what they did, wrong or not, or what the consequences were,” he says. Bushwell continues this pro-active approach is imperative, as victims of rape that might have been exposed to HIV only have 72 hours to have PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) treatment. “Furthermore, it is critical for these women to receive psychological counselling as victims of these kinds of rapes are very difficult to counsel, because they have almost no memory of the rape. The what ifs and other questions and images often haunt them forever. They ask: How many men raped me? What was done to me? What else could have happened?” Untreated, victims of this type of rape often become suicidal, promiscuous or selfharming, Bushwell says.

Fatal There are four major drugs used to spike drinks. They are Rohypnol (“roofies”); ketamine hydrochloride, an anaesthetic barbiturate; GHB, a veterinarian tranquilliser; and common eye drops, the most common and cheapest drug used. “The perpetrator would usually drop about eight drops into your drink and after only having one beer, it feels as if you had 10. In a normal soft drink it won’t have any effect, whereas alcohol is a catalyst – the stronger the alcohol, the stronger the result. Symptoms such as slurred speech, vomiting and suppressed breathing come on very fast, whereafter you pass out,” he says. It could even kill you if too much of the drug, containing benzalkonium chloride and naphazoline nitrite, is administered. These drugs cause drowsiness, affect the central nervous system, slow your heart rate and could even induce a coma. “It will all depend on how much alcohol you drink combined with the amount of eyedrops,” he says. He urges young women to stick together, to watch one another, go to the toilets together and immediately call for medical help if a friend starts feeling unwell. “Sometimes barmen are accomplices and even the ice cubes are spiked,” he says. V Contact Rapewise on 084 520 0065 or 083 943 0173.

‘The City forgot about us’ NADINE MOODIE @NadineMoodie1 Backyard dwellers in Lavender Hill are fed up. They’re accusing the City of Cape Town of deliberately forgetting about them. They are demanding the same services residents in informal settlements are receiving such as electricity dispensers, wheeliebins, running water and ablution facilities. And frustration is mounting. Many families have applied for government housing but are still on the waiting list. Gavin and Hubrich van der Vent are backyard dwellers and have been on the housing list for 15 years while living in a wooden structure with their three children in Gavin’s brother’s frontyard. “I want to get out of here but I don’t have a choice, because I’ve been unemployed. When my mother died, my brother got the flat which we grew up in, because he was working and had a steady income. I was already a backyard dweller, so he got tenancy of the flat,” Gavin says. Carol-Ann Apollis and her husband who have been living with their family have been on the housing waiting list for 22 years. “I’ve never seen a switch and I’m very frustrated about my living conditions. I’ve

been to the housing offices in Plumstead and Ottery about a house, an electricity dispenser, a toilet and running water for my backyard dwelling,” she says “I grew up in difficult circumstances and feel like I’ll never be able to have my own house.” Community worker Clive Jacobs says he sees 100 families who live in backyard dwellings each week. “I try and assist them in whichever way I can, by taking their cases to the ward councillor Marita Petersen and even to the mayor,” says Jacobs. “I can’t understand why backyard dwellers are not getting the same services which informal settlement residents are getting.” Lavender Hill Civic Association chairperson and a backyard dweller, Charles Daniels, claims there are pockets of land available in the community where houses can be built. “I don’t think the City is interested in designing a plan for this community – I asked but received no response. We’ve also requested services for backyard dwellers but nothing has been done,” he fumes. “The ward councillors are not speaking on behalf of the people in Lavender Hill, all they’re doing is putting in speed bumps which don’t uplift people’s lives. ”

HOUSING: Backyard dwellers in Lavender Hill want to know what the housing plan is for the community. Pictured here is Gavin and Hubrich van der Vent who’ve been on the housing list for 15 years. PHOTO: ASTRID FEBRUARIE Mayoral Committee member for Human Settlements Tandeka Gqada, says the City is in the planning phase of the roll-out of services to backyarders in the area. “We are in the process of rolling out the following services to backyarders in the City’s rental stock,” she says. This includes water and sanitation – flush toilets connected to a sewer with top structure, wash trough with tap, dispenser and disc dispensing 250 litres of water per day

and in addition 100 litres of water per day for toilet flushing. “(It will also include) an electricity backbone infrastructure increase, with overhead electricity provided to a maximum of three households per backyard. For solid waste there will be provision of an extra dirt bin per backyard,” Gqada says. People’s Post contacted Petersen for comment, but she failed to respond at the time of going to print.

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Holiday security tips

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Poverty alleviation requires a collective effort Companies continue to import products that could be made locally. South Africa has become an import economy while raw materials remain a key export. Even food production that was once an economic pillar is being imported. This must change if we want to create work. Since commerce is driven by profit, it operates where profits exists, thus job creation is a result of business and not necessarily its agenda. It is therefore important that locals support commerce that has a long-term benefit for our society. Imported products support job creation outside of South Africa and contribute to local job loss. That local political and business leaders are obsessed with foreign status symbols reflect a lack of commitment to the “Proudly South African” campaign. While locals buy affordable products, many societal leaders eagerly showcase their imported lifestyle.

Furthermore, building a durable economy with millions of economic migrants within our borders is a challenge. The value of local labour is undermined because desperate foreigners are cheaper to employ. So, when unskilled, cheap migrant labour remains within our borders, they also burden the limited supply of water, electricity, municipal and hospital services available to locals. The burden on the ratepayer increases as the economic refugee makes an impact on the progress of infrastructure. Those who live in comfort must assist the less fortunate trapped in poverty by creating local jobs. I suggest locals continue to support businesses which have our shared longterm interests at heart. Paying more for a local product may not seem patriotic right now. However, we have to start somewhere. COUNCILLOR YAGYAH ADAMS, Cape Muslim Congress

Use technology to stop car thieves New technology plays an important role in our lives. In South Africa we have come a long way since the Great Trek, made possible with the ox-driven wagon. The oxen and horses were our most important modes transport. To prevent thefts of these (animals) owners would burn their personal brand into the hide of oxen or horses. (Thanks to) technology we now drive motor vehicles. Next to houses, this is the second biggest financial asset. If we can afford it, we have alarms installed which, triggered by secret buttons, cut out (the car), and gear and steering locks.

But yet the thieves still manage to steal our vehicles and recovering it seems like an impossible dream. Is it not possible to invent gadgets to stop vehicle thieves in their tracks by, for example, (releasing) pepper spray or thick red smoke or (emitting) an ear-shattering noise that will disturb the peace? Or, better yet, activating all three (such devices simultaneously)? We need to improve on the old methods or work in conjunction with it. As Thomas Edison said: “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” KEITH BLAKE, Ottery

Bringing about some Christmas cheer Volunteers of the Abundant Life Feeding Scheme in Lavender Hill are afraid. We have not been able to keep up with the demand this year. Although we have had a few donations of food for the daycare, it has not been enough to feed the multitude we have been feeding since April 2009. This year has been the worst ever: the organisation had to turn away hungry children for most of the year. Normally we would feed between 300 and 400 children twice a week. Just think how many children are starved during this time. As a mother and housewife, I know how expensive food is. Prices increase every day. Abundant Life Feeding Scheme is now determined to make the community’s children happy for Christmas, in an attempt to apologise for turning them away this year. To see their faces, when they had to turn around with empty bowls, was a bad experi-

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ence. I don’t mind skipping one or two meals, but to skip for almost four months was heartbreaking. With bleeding hearts, we appeal to the community, businesses, churches and individuals to please reach into your pockets and help us bring joy to our children. They are the future and this is the best time to invest in them; to teach them values that will remain with them throughout their lives. We are collecting toothpaste, toothbrushes, face cloths, soaps, deodorants, lotions, socks, hair accessories, sweets, chips, cold drinks, stationary, toys and food supplies. Anyone who would like to donate can contact Abundant Life director Marlene Satarien on 082 799 3579, (021) 702 3501 or marleneshalom@nokiamail.com. MARLENE SATARIEN, Lavender Hill

Your SMSes . Please stop giving money to the tik users at Grassy Park Library parking area. You are just adding to the problem. They are a menace and will remain as long as they are tipped. . Why call it “adult prostitution”? Prostitution is prostitution. At what age should it be called adult prostitution? Accepting gifts from a married man is also prostitution because that’s somebody else’s husband paying you with gifts. . I think the limit should be reduced. Furthermore drivers licenses should be revoked and the individual should be sent to prison for a very long time. . I think it’s an excellent idea. If you want to have drink at a party, a designated driver who will abstain must be decided on before going out. An alternate solution will be to hire a minibus and driver, get a few friends to club together and a party can be had by everyone. J. Curtis . There was an article on page 2 about drink driving and no taxi adverts, but you can win tickets to the beer festival! . Reducing the limit is going overboard. . I think reducing the blood alcohol limit is ridiculous, as it is already unrealistic! They are trying to apply European standards, but we don’t have the same public transport facilities. Do they think a person loses their mind after a drink? There should be other tests to conclude if a person unfit to drive. Some people are more than capable of driving safely and responsibly at some blood alcohol limit, while others at the same level are not. If a person is visibly drunk and showing signs of poor coordination and speech, it would be fair to say that person should not be driving. But conversely, if the person in question is in a visibly and reasonable state then there should be a means of determining this without having to rely on the stencil approach of taking blood. I think this whole thing needs to be reviewed. I don’t support drunk driving. KN . Page 2 of the latest People’s Post: advertising a competition for tickets to a beer festival next to an article on drunk driving? Not very clever! . Until Joe Public puts aside his blatant disregard for traffic laws and officials punish offenders for those; accidents will continue to happen. Driving under the influence is wrong, but not the biggest problem! Every day I see people jumping robots and ignoring stop signs – and get the finger when I point them out! . Drivers caught drinking and driving should have their cars confiscated and sold. The monies generated from this sale should be donated to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital for accident victims of drunk drivers. Their driver’s licences should be withdrawn for good and they musty pay a penalty fine of R5 000, which must be donated to ambulance services for their roles in saving lives. . Reducing the limit wont reduce motor vehicle accidents. There are too many fake driver’s licences floating around and nobody is doing anything about it. Ignorance kills, not Olof Bergh. George . Most certainly, it will reduce road accidents drastically. I would propose the limit to reduce to 0.02% as suggested by AA.

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CRIME: OPEN FIELD A HUB FOR ILLEGAL DUMPING

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field separating Ardleigh Park and Sasmeer Estate has residents concerned about safety and illegal dumping in the vicinity. Ardleigh Park resident Wendy Abrahams is concerned about the possible closure of the field on the Toring Road side. “We want the same for Ardleigh Road, because it’s become dangerous for children walking across the field,” she says. “People are always sitting among the bushes on the field. At night vehicles stop

to dump rubble ranging from fish guts to dead dogs, material and waste.” She wants to draw up a petition to have the land enclosed. “Papers keep blowing from the field to my property – I have to pick up dirt everyday. Businesses also come to dump here. They dump here because they can only take one load to the dump,” Abrahams says. Another resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, fears the possibility of squatting. Fedelia Drummond supports the possible closure of the property, as it attracts too many “unsavoury characters”.

People’s Post previously reported ward councillor Jan Burger has been inundated with complaints from irate residents (“Plan to fence it in”, 24 October). “Despite them contracting security firms and establishing a neighbourhood watch (in Sasmeer Estate) nothing has changed – the criminal activity continues,” Burger said at the time. He says the Ardleigh Park side of the field can also be fenced if the necessary funds are available. “The land is under the City of Cape Town’s park’s department. Some people have even asked for it to be levelled, but

we can’t do that. I will ask Law Enforcement and the police to keep a sharp eye on it,” he says. Protea Subcouncil chairperson Ian Iversen has accepted the concerns about the property. “It must be noted this is not a park; it is a public open space owned by the City,” Iverson says. “As such, and because various other areas interconnect with the area via the public open space, it is not currently fenced. Fencing it off is not practical and would cost over R1 million.” V Share your thoughts! Starting with the word “Post” SMS your comments to 32516. SMSes cost R1.

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PEOPLE'S POST | GRASSY PARK Thursday, 14 November 2013

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ON AGAIN: Mark Reilly and Mark Fisher of Matt Bianco. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Matt Bianco set to perform UK jazz-funk band Matt Bianco will perform for one concert only at the Grand Arena on Monday 2 December. With music that spans more than 20 years, Matt Bianco has managed to mould their distinct vibe from a range of genres to create an uplifting sound that is both contemporary and everlasting. Matt Bianco was formed by the late Kito Poncioni (bass), Mark Reilly (vocals) and Danny White (keyboards), all originally members of the band Blue Rondo A La Turk in 1982. Their hits include Half a Minute, Don’t Blame it on that Girl, Wap

n all-star cast is set to dazzle audiences in Scrooge, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this festive season. Directed by Lara Foot, the play is set in present day and journeys back to the early 1900s. It sees funnyman Marc Lottering in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Andrew Buckland and Christo Davids as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. It will also feature Welcome to Cape Town singer Nur Abrahams and Idols runner-up Poseletso Sejosingoe. Under the musical directorship of Camillo Lombard the actors and pupils from the Kenmere Primary School, Kensington Cho-

ral Girls’, Herzlia Constantia and Injonga Public Primary School choirs will entice the audiences with their sweet harmonies. The play marks the first time in three decades that the Baxter will present its own festive season production. “This is a very exciting challenge for us,” says Foot, who is also CEO and artistic director of the Baxter. “For the Baxter, this could be the start of presenting a festive season classic tailormade for local and visiting audiences and showcasing some of our best-loved artists.” The show will run from Wednesday 4 December to Saturday 25 January at 19:30. Matinee shows will run at 15:00 daily. Ticket prices range from R110 to R170 and can be bought from Computicket.

Bam Boogie and Dancing in the Street. On the same night as the concert, the Cape Town Jazzathon will be re-launched in anticipation of the next Jazzathon event in 2014. The Jazzathon All Star Grand Band, consisting mainly of young and upcoming musicians, will open for Matt Bianco. The performance is at 20:00 and tickets, from R195 to R325, are available from Computicket. V Five People’s Post readers can each win double tickets to the show. The competition opens on Wednesday 20 November at 09:00 and closes at 16:00. Visit www.peoplespost.co.za to enter.

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Certified copies of your and your spouse/partner’s green bar-coded ID documents, and marriage/divorce/death certificates; Copy of a recent payslip or social grant statement or affidavit that you are unemployed.

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EXCITING TALE: Marc Lottering plays Ebenezer Scrooge in Scrooge at the Baxter this festive season. PHOTO: OSCAR ’O RYAN

‘Fietna’ teams up for charity Cape Town charities are set to benefit from a festival featuring the much anticipated production Fietna Lekka Jy. It will be staged from Tuesday 19 to Friday 29 November at the Academia Centre, 409 Lansdowne Road in Lansdowne. The festival forms part of the Academia Centre’s mission of a holistic, integrated, multipurpose centre which serves the community in providing empowerment, entertainment and inspiration. Fietna Lekka Jy is an Afrikaans social community comedy drama. It was originally written by Hein Henry Poole in 2011 and reworked in 2012. The story is set in the

MULTI-TALENTED: Award-winning actor, singer and comedian Waseef Piekaan brings his latest comedy, Wrongly Accused, to the Baxter Masambe Theatre. The show runs from Monday 18 November to Friday 18 January 2014. Written and performed by Piekaan, who also composed all the songs, Wrongly Accused was first presented at the Baxter Theatre Centre as part of their Zabalaza Festival, which nurtures and showcases the work of new artists. For this holiday season run, he has teamed up with seasoned director Basil Appollis, with co-direction by Thami Mbongo, to develop the production even further. Wrongly Accused will be performed from Monday to Saturday at 20:30. Tickets cost R100 and R80 for senior citizens. Book through Computicket. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Boland in the 1980s and is about the true friendship of three boys who grew up in a rural farming environment where culture and politics had a huge influence on their upbringing. The boys share similar identity crises which were ignored in the community. The cast includes Poole, Dean van der Ventel and Lee Roodt, with direction by Andre Samuels. Tickets cost R130 and performances are scheduled to start at 19:30. V For more information or book contact Themba Mzondi on 078 113 5216 or themba@sceproductions.co.za.


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ON FOOT: BROTHERS KEEP ON WALKING

Walk to raise awareness for the disabled

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ver 20 organisations, six days, two brothers, one goal. This is the plan of two Masiphumelele brothers who have embarked on a walk from Noordhoek to Worcester to raise awareness about people with disabilities. Deaf Hands at Work (DHW) founder Charles Nyakurwa and his brother Peter departed from Noordhoek on Sunday 10 November. The walk is expected to end tomorrow (Friday 15 November). The pair are walking to raise awareness about disabled people in the workplace. Their plan is to walk to Worcester, visiting several organisations which assist disabled people on their way. This is the second time Nyakurwa takes to the road to Worcester. “In 2012 I decided to raise awareness and walked from Noordhoek to Worcester. This year my brother Peter, who is deaf, will be walking with me,” he says. After helping his brother complete a three-year course in metal work and carpentry, Nyakurwa realised many disabled people in Masiphumelele did not have the same support to gain meaningful employment. “Many of them are struggling financially as they have to rely on others. DHW seeks to raise awareness and assists disabled people to gain independence,” he says. Nyakurwa has erected containers at the Pink House in Masiphumelele where he hosts workshops for disabled people. “We assist them to realise their disabilities do not define them and with discovering their talents,” he says. “We try to get them into training programmes so they can be formally employed.” DHW strives to help disabled people become financially independent but, Nyakurwa says, the appalling living conditions of many disabled people, needs urgent

READY, SET, GO: Denise Klassen, centre manager of the Pink House, wishes Charles Nyakurwa goodluck ahead of his walk. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL

attention. “When I started researching ways to help my brother I learnt many able-bodied people – like myself – don’t realise the way we perceive disabled people is actually a disability,” he says. Nyakurwa also believes if people did not devalue disabled people on what they cannot do, as opposed to what they can, there would be significant improvements. “For this reason our walk will also cover businesses who employ disabled people, as we want to get a better understanding of what is expected of disabled people in the workplace, so we can prepare them,” he says. V Follow the Nyakurwa brothers’ journey on Twitter @DeafhandsDHW

R20 a minute or donate R400. The event will take place at Lofob Centre on the corner of Klip and First roads. Visit www.lofob.org.za or email tread4sight@lofob.org.za for further details. Monday 25 November Monday 18 November V Parkwood: New Life Restoration Drug Support Group meets every Monday at St Gerhard’s Catholic Church hall in Kestrel Way at 20:00. It offers support for parents, addicts and families affected by substance abuse. Call Pastor Shaun Fortune on 082 925 8026. Thursday 21 November V Grassy Park: Compassion In Action (CIA), a community service organisation which provides home-based palliative care, HIV and TB support group services and school healthcare, will hold a health and resource fair at the Grassy Park Community Centre in Fifth Avenue from 10:00. Visitors will be able to access information on a variety of illnesses. Call (021) 705 5306.

V Retreat: Langevlei Ratepayers’ and Residents Civic Association will hold its annual meet at ward councillor Jan Burger’s office at Retreat Civic Centre at 19:30. Call Mark Rossouw on 072 646 4177. Friday 29 November V Ottery: The Aiden Rose Centre will host a Christmas dinner at the NG Church hall on the corner of Serissa and Essenhout streets. Adults pay R120 and children under 10 pay R80. For more details call Rozanne on 082 567 6571. Sunday 1 December V Steenberg: Dews of Quietness will host a High Tea Event at Retreat Community Hall in Cradock Road at 15:00. Tickets cost R50. Call Moeriedah Dien on 078 400 0801.

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V Grassy Park: The League of Friends of the Blind (Lofob) will host Tread4Sight to raise funds for their pre-schoolers. Participants can run on the treadmill or cycle for

V Retreat: Lake View Community Church will host The Introduction with various artists at 18:00. Tickets cost R30 and R10 for children. Call Gabby on 073 446 6248.


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PEOPLE'S POST | GRASSY PARK Thursday, 14 November 2013

Farewell to the ‘mother of softball’ LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT

Poland, Japan, Nigeria, Lesotho and Zambia. She also served as deputy chairperson of the South African Technical Committee and a member of the International Softball Federation World Women’s Umpires Forum. Since unification Wallace served as assistant treasurer, treasurer, technical director and umpire-in-chief of WP Softball. Current president LeeRoy Torien says the organisation and its members have lost a mother figure. “Softball has lost an outstanding, upstanding person – a wonderful friend and colleague,” he

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ne of South Africa’s most decorated softball referees and one of the province’s most dedicated sports administrators has died. Noreen Wallace passed away after a year-long battle with cancer on Monday (11 November). WP Softball Federation president and close friend for more than 30 years, Denise Paulsen, says the loss will be felt across the country. “We already felt a loss when she became bed- LEGEND: Noreen Wallace, one of ridden in January,” South Africa most decorated Paulsen says. softball referees, has passed away. “The loss is immense, PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS especially for WP Softball, but on a national level as well – says. “To a lot of the younger people, she was through the lengths and breaths of South Africa she will be missed. She has left a vac- a mother figure. It’s a great loss to the federation” uum.” Wallace was 62 when she died and alWallace starting playing softball as an eight-year-old and was involved in the game though Paulsen is a year younger, she says she has also lost a mother figure. until her death. “To me its almost as if the mother of the She worked as an administrator for WP Softball for the last seven years and held federation has died,” Paulsen says. “She nurtured and had time for everymany top level positions during her career body. Softball was her first home and Bamin the sport. Her umpiring career, which commenced berry Avenue (in Crawford) was her second in 1980, saw her officiate at provincial, na- home. She loved the sport and she loved the tional, continental and international people.” Wallace is survived by her two children events. As part of her involvement in the sport, Wallace visited Zimbabwe, Holland, and three grandchildren.

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WYNBERG: R420.000excl Flat, 2Beds, Lnge, F/Bath, Kitchen, Encl,T/roof, 48m, P/Bay, Elect. Fence YUSUF 082 783 2160

RYLANDS ESTATE: R800.000excl NEWFIELDS ESTATE: R599.999excl Mais, 3Beds(1xBics), Lnge OPFK, F/Bath, On border of Newfields, Large 4Beds, FK, G/Flat, Carport, Encl, Plot 221m, S/Gates. Lounge, Drm, G/Flat (2Beds, OPK, L) SUBI 082 336 7639 MARIAM 082 641 2157 GRASSY PARK: R190.000excl Flat, 2Beds(1xBics), Passage, Lnge, F/Bath, FFK(Defy), Tiled roof, 55m, F/Tiled, S/Gates. FRANK 082 827 8421

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Tramways get the community active LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT

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ness tests. The programme saw about 40 people taking part in exercise during junior training on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Each session had doctors in attendance as first aid, a psychologist also offered counselling to participants on healthy lifestyles. A dietician also gave participants a talk on healthy eating. The programme was free and recommence next season. Tramways have also instituted several other positive changes this year. The club has been registered as a public benefit organisation and embarked on other projects aimed at uplifting Plumstead and surrounding communities. One of the projects has seen Tramways provide coaching to surrounding schools such as Westcott and Southfield primary schools, with the latter using the club’s fields at Groenewald Sports Complex for their own sports matches. These initiatives have also seen the club’s junior membership swell from six teams and just over 60 players to 13 teams and about 140 players. Tramway’s junior members come from surrounding areas such as Southfield, Plum-

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SHORT OF THE MARK: Old Mutual FC’s Olwethu Kalazaold (left) fails with an over-head kick as Steenberg United’s Masixole Mgaqelwa wins a header.

Spurs move from grassroots to glory LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT

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ust three years after establishment, a Steenberg football club is one step away from reaching the semi-professional ranks. Formed in 2010, Ariel Spurs FC has claimed the South Peninsula Local Football Association (SPLFA) league title to qualify for the SAB League play-offs this season. Club founder, chairperson and head coach Desmond Essex says Spurs was founded with the intention of climbing the South Africa football ladder. “We set ourselves the goals of winning the league and playing in the SAB League with-

in five years; from there the next step would be the Safa Second Division and National First Division,” he says. “We finished seventh in our first season in the SPLFA, fourth in our second season and this season we won the Premier League and Grand Challenge.” The club’s under-11 side also won the Super League and Grand Challenge and Knockout. Essex was previously a life member at another club, playing, coaching and being involved as an administrator for 35 years. However, he decided part from the club when it became clear the team’s ambitions did not match his own. With the help of his son Glen and close friend Ernie Abrahams, he proceeded to set-

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volved in community work in Steenberg and surrounding areas. The club is registered as an NPO, regularly hosts food parcel drives and does not charge any of its 90 junior members subscription fees. Instead, the club’ executive committee members pay the LFA out of their own pockets. Spurs is in desperate need of financial assistance to continue offering football to the many impoverished youths of the club. Essex says donations of second-hand boots, balls or any other equipment will be welcomed. For more information or to assist Ariel Spurs phone Essex on 073 648 3058 or 082 831 2088.

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up Spurs. Essex’s first step was to host trials at schools in the area to build up a player base. The young players who joined were moulded into players capable of challenging for titles. In 2011 the club made it to the finals of the Metropolitan Premier Cup – many of those players are now in the first team. Essex believes the secret to success is hard work. “I have always had an eye for talent. I would go soccer tournaments to observe and approach the youngsters,” he says. “The secret to achieving is to have young players, to grow with them and teach them ethics and morals.” Ariel Spurs and Essex are also heavily in-

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