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WESTGATE: REQUESTS TO BEEF UP SECURITY
Mall safety scrutinised
LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie
Incidents of car theft at a local mall have shoppers questioning the level of security at the shopping centre. Two cars were stolen in as many days from Westgate Mall last month, but police say these are isolated incidents. When Denver Chrystie finished shopping at Westgate Mall last month it was only to find his car had been stolen from the centre’s parking area. According to visuals from the mall CCTV cameras, Chrystie’s white 1400 Nissan bakkie with a courier canopy was stolen at 16:55 on Thursday 27 March. He believes security needs to be beefed up to prevent such crimes. “I think the security at Westgate Mall is wholly inadequate,” says Chrystie. “There is only one camera to monitor the entire parking area and three monitors in the control room. Parking attendants don’t see anything and this is a cause for concern.” An Isuzu bakkie was stolen from the parking area the previous day. The quality of camera footage has also come under fire. “The footage is very grainy and you can’t make out anything on the screen,” he says. Lentegeur police spokesperson Captain Nomathemba Mgwebile says no arrests have been made in connection with the recent incidents of car theft at the mall. Different models and makes of bakkies are being targeted, she confirms. “Lentegeur police management have met
with the Westgate Mall security manager’s office to address crime at the mall. There were strategies put in place to ensure these crimes are addressed as well as to ensure that the community is and feels safe,” Mgwebile stresses. Shoppers are also being encouraged to take the necessary precautions to lower the risk of having their vehicles stolen. “The community should always ensure their vehicles are locked,” Mgwebile urges. “Do not just lock your door with the remote and walk away, but physically check that the alarm was in fact activated.” People’s Post visited the mall and polled shoppers about safety. Many say safety is an issue everywhere. Henry Jacobs is a regular shopper at Westgate Mall. He believes criminals will pounce no matter what safety measures are in place. “CCTV, additional security guards and more patrols at the mall may assist in catching the criminals or deterring them from striking, but some are so brazen they will pounce anyway,” Jacobs insists. Hilary Williams reiterates this, but believes more must be done to improve security at the mall. “Additional security guards must be employed. There is one security guard between every five to six rows of cars,” she says. People’s Post sent an enquiry to Westgate mall management. However, they said they could not comment at the time of going to print. V Call Warrant Officer Anthony Appels on 082 411 2408.
TAKE STEPS: Shoppers are questioning the level of safety at Westgate Mall following isolated incidents of vehicle theft. They are cautioned to be vigilant. PHOTO: LAILA MAJIET
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PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
HEALTH: ADDICTS ON THE RIGHT PATH
Matrix offers a beacon of hope LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie
sing drugs was the only life they knew. Following years of addiction, they are making inroads towards building a bright future for themselves. But recovering drug addicts say they could not have done it without the help of staff at the Tafelsig Matrix Out-Patient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre. Situated in a community where substance abuse is stunting the growth of youth, recovering drug addicts say the centre is a beacon of hope which has helped them turn their lives around. Muneera*, a mother of two from Rocklands, has been drug-free for three-and-ahalf years. Caught in a spiral of addiction for close to nine years, substance abuse has ruined her relationship with her eldest child; she is now in the process of starting to rebuild this relationship. “The centre has provided me with the tools to move on with my life. My children are four and 12 years old. I used drugs since my 12-year-old daughter was three months old,” Muneera says. Of their renewed relationship, Muneera says, “it is getting better everyday”. Being an outpatient is not without its challenges, she admits. “To get to the centre I have to walk pass a dealer’s house. It is tempting, but the more I seek guidance, the better I deal with the temptation to use again.” Initially too afraid to seek help, *James, a Tafelsig resident, was eventually forced to do so by his parents. The 27-year-old was an in-patient at seven rehabs.
TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF: Recovering drug addicts are turning their lives around and say they could not have done it without the help of staff at the Tafelsig Matrix Centre. Three of the out-patients who have successfully completed the programme at the centre are now completing their schooling. The rehabilitated drug addicts often come to the centre in search of a quiet place to study. PHOTO: LAILA MAJIET
“I even used drugs in some rehabs and prostituted myself for drugs,” he says. “The problem with those rehabs was they did not provide me with the tools to fight the problem and help me move forward.” Only with the out-patient programme at the Matrix Centre did James begin to see
positive changes in his life, he says. “As an in-patient you do not get offered support once you complete your programme. Now, if I have a down day I can come to the centre and know someone will help me get through it.” A 24-year-old fellow-Tafelsig resident and
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More parents consent to HPV vaccination Parents across the Western Cape gave given their permission for the vaccination of their Grade 4 daughters. According to the provincial health department, 56% of parents of girls in Grade 4 have given the department consent to give their daughters the Human Papilomavirus (HPV) vaccination. HPV is an easily contracted virus and is responsible for up to 80% of cervical cancers. Cervarix is a vaccine that prevents the development of HPV-related cervical cancer as it stops the infection from developing. Provincial health minister Theuns Botha says: “The statistics show too many of our young women die of cervical cancer. Here we have a vaccination to combat this disease. “I encourage all parents and caregivers of young girls to inform and educate themselves about the vaccine and the campaign”. But there has also been resistance to the vaccinations as many parents have not returned the consent forms. In addition there are a number of anti-vaccine literature have been posted on social media sites. According to the department, 20 000 girls in government schools have been vaccinated.
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PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
CURBED: ESCAPE ROUTE BLOCKED
Fencing criminals out
LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie
thoroughfare frequented by criminals has been closed. Colorado Park residents fed-up of being held hostage in their community have taken action and fenced the problematic walkway near the R300. The thoroughfare in Park Lane was used by Samora Machel residents, but also by criminals seeking an easy escape route from the quiet suburb. The disquiet among frustrated residents came to a head last Tuesday morning when a man was killed in a suspected vigilante attack in Wembley Drive in Colorado Park. The as-yet unidentified victim was stoned to death by a large group of Samora Machel residents who came through the pathway in Park Lane, witnesses confirm. Clifford McKenzie, a Colorado Park resident of 20 years, says a spike in crime has forced residents to take action. Residents are organising themselves and establishing street committees in an attempt to fight crime, he says. The thoroughfare, which leads from the R300 to Colorado Park, was closed due to safety concerns, McKenzie says. “We are trying to do our bit to make our community safer. I am fed-up with house break-ins. These criminals break into your homes and have the nerve to come back the next day.” Colorado Park resident Anthony Manuel says three people were knocked down on the R300 recently after using the thoroughfare. “Pedestrians will now have to use Vanguard Drive should they want to get into Mitchell’s Plain,” he says. Residents are happy the pathway has been closed. Pamela Ncokovana, who has been living in Colorado Park for 11 years,is “delighted” the thoroughfare has been fenced off. “Crime levels are a big concern for us. My domestic worker was robbed of her cellphone two weeks ago. My son was robbed of his cellphone last year and my cousin was also robbed of her cellphone three years ago,” Ncokovana says. Criminals use the access point on Park Lane as an escape route, she insists. “You see them coming through here all hours of the day. I am just glad it has finally been closed and I hope fencing it off will help address crime levels in our neighbourhood.” Street committees are now also in the process of raising funds to fence off an alleyway in Wembley Drive. McKenzie says: “We are taking back our streets. Residents are working together to make a difference and are not just waiting on the authorities to do so.” He lauds Community Policing Forum chairperson Janet Samuel for encouraging residents into active citizenship. “She has really helped make people realise they need
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TEAM WORK: A group of Colorado Park residents have fenced off a “problematic walkway” near the R300. The thoroughfare in Park Lane was used by criminals as an escape route, residents say. PHOTO: LAILA MAJIET to be proactive.” Close to 20 Samora Machel residents arrived at the fence when People’s Post visited the site in Park Lane. The residents say while they understand the fence was put up for safety reasons, it does inconvenience them. Luthando Mhlekwa, of Samora Machel, says he often used the thoroughfare to get to the nearest mall. “Now we have to walk long distances to get to the shops in Mitchell’s Plain,” he complains. Ward councillor Natalie Bent says residents have for years complained about an increase in muggings and burglaries in the area. The fencing for this project was arranged by her. “I requested the old fencing from Monwabisi Resort (as it was being removed and replaced due to upgrading),” she says. “Based on complaints received I identified Park Lane due to it being used as an escape route to Samora Machel via the R300.”
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PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
NATIONAL ACCOLADE: SINGLE MOM KNOWS HER STUFF
Tafelsig bus driver wins again LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie
haron Reagon is no ordinary bus driver. Her smile and bubbly personality immediately wins you over and makes you feel like you are in the hands of a capable driver. These are the views of her passengers. The Tafelsig woman has been hailed top of the crop after winning the national award for Female Driver of the Year at an awards ceremony hosted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation. Competing with drivers from across the country was quite a challenge, says the single mother. Competitors had to undergo gruelling tests for three days to measure their competence in skills, driving abilities and awareness. “I never thought I could win because I always underestimated my abilities. It was only with the encouragement of the late Faizal Hankey, a Learning Centre Training instructor, that I decided to change my attitude and become more positive,” she says. “I made the choice to improve my track record by working on my driving skills and sticking to the rules of the road.” Waking up well before the crack of dawn is a norm for this bus driver. “I wake up at 03:15 and get picked up for work at 04:15. It is all about timing, as we need to get to the depot early to ensure the bus is in working order,” she explains. “Passengers do not realise how early we have to wake up to ensure they are on time for work.” Having been a bus driver for eight years, Reagon has worked on several routes, but now travels from the Town Centre to Simon’s Town. Being a bus driver is not without its challenges, she says. “I truly love my job. It is all about the passenger’s experience and I
love working with people so each day brings me joy, but there are those difficult passengers with whom you have to be patient.” Seniors are often overlooked while commuting, but not when they travel with Reagon. “I try and go above and beyond to make them feel comfortable. Often they are mistreated at home and do not need a bus driver to ill-treat them too,” she says. Her daughter Tamaryn (18) inspires her to do well. “She is my only child and I love her dearly. I aspire to excel because of her.” Reagon’s colleagues and passengers have showered her with praise and know her as a driver dedicated to the job. John Lawrence is proud of his colleague’s major achievement. “She called me immediately after winning. I was shocked, but overjoyed that she had won,” he says. Former winner Mymona Gabriels, also of Mitchell’s Plain, says winning the award is no easy feat. “When you are happy and passionate about what you do, like Reagon is, it is easy to excel.” Commuter Mark Davids has travelled with Reagon for seven years. “She is a kind-hearted, loving and friendly woman. She makes the commuting experience all that more pleasant,” he says. “Morning commutes can be exhausting, but she adds sunshine to her passengers’ day.” Reagon has a number of accolades to her name. She has previously won Golden Arrow’s Female Driver of the Year, Western Province Female Driver of the Year and now national Female Driver of the Year. “There are many female bus drivers, but very few compete. I want to encourage all women to empower themselves and believe they can do anything they put their mind to,” she says.
PROUD: John Lawrence is proud of his colleague for winning the national award. He also travels on the Simon’s Town route.
FORMER WINNER: Mymona Gabriels of Mitchell’s Plain was crowned Driver of the Year in 2007. Driving a bus is her passion, but winning the title is no easy feat, she says.
WHEELING IN CHANGE: Sharon Reagon has done it again and clinched the national title of Bus Driver of the Year. The Tafelsig mother of one says winning the Golden Arrow award brings her great pride and joy. PHOTOS: LAILA MAJIET
TICKET, PLEASE: Reagon says passengers often climb aboard with the incorrect ticket, but patience coupled with a stern voice goes a long way in explaining their wrongdoings to them, she says.
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PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
TAFELSIG: BACKYARDERS DEMAND PROPER PLAN OF ACTION
Housing crisis escalates LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie
ackyard dwellers have threatened to occupy land in Tafelsig, but community activists are working to prevent this from happening. Hundreds of backyarders descended on an open field next to the Swartklip Sports Ground on Saturday to discuss the housing crisis in Mitchell’s Plain. About 4 000 backyarders occupied this land in 2011, demanding houses. However, the City of Cape Town secured a court interdict to evict the squatters. Threats to occupy the City-owned land comes after it was announced that no new housing developments are on the cards for Mitchell’s Plain in the next three years. However, City officials say two housing developments earmarked for the area are in its planning stages. Tandeka Gqada, Mayoral Committee member for Human Settlements, says her department has projects in the planning phase in Highlands and Beacon Valley. Each development will comprise 500 and 1 100 units respectively. But backyarders say council should fasttrack these developments as overcrowding and restricted access to basic services are a grim reality for many of them. Tafelsig drifter Isgak “Gakie” Abrahams is one of them. He has been on the housing waiting list since 1982 and lives on an open field opposite Kapteinsklip station. He says he has been denied his basic human rights. “With no access to water and sanitation amenities or electricity, every day is a battle for survival,” Abrahams says. “It is of great concern that council has no plans to build homes for the poor living in Mitchell’s Plain.” Privacy is a luxury for backyarders. Fatima Davids (45) lives in a wendy house in Tafelsig. She shares the one-bedroom structure with her husband and their four children. “We have no access to a toilet at night and are forced to use a bucket. It is an undignified way to live and for children to grow up in,” she says. “You have no privacy and there isn’t even space to move when you are inside.” The need for houses is great, she insists. “Government cannot expect us to live like this. They would never want to live in these conditions, but they expect us to. I am not a backyarder by choice. I would love to work and be able to give my children a better future, but finding work and getting out of this cycle of poverty is no easy task,” she says.
VACANT: Backyard dwellers are demanding council build houses on this land in Tafelsig. The open field next to the Swartklip Sports Ground was occupied by 4 000 backyarders in 2011. PHOTO: LAILA MAJIET Community worker Sulyman Stellenboom says all three spheres of government have failed the people. “National government should intervene when funds are not being used to effectively address the needs of the people. Provincial and local (government) should fast-track developments to ensure those on the housing waiting list do not wait for a house that will never come. But this does not happen,” he says. People’s Post enquired what the land was zoned for, whether the City of Cape Town had any development plans for the land and whether the vacant property was suitable for a housing development. However, City officials were unable to respond at the time of going to print. V A housing meeting will be held on the open field next to the Swartklip Sports Ground on Saturday at 14:00. Call Sulyman Stellenboom on 078 333 3072.
PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
EDUCARE: A PLACE FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY
Splash of colour equals lots of fun A
Westridge educare facility is sporting a new look. With a fresh coat of paint, new play equipment and a brightly coloured play area, Carol’s Daycare is now a fun place to learn and play. Volunteers from the Woolworths Trust in partnership with NPO Newkidz on the Block renovated 10 childcare facilities in Cape Town. Carol’s Daycare in Mahogany Close did not have a suitable play area for children. This encouraged volunteers to build a play area. They also created a garden and painted the perimeter vibracrete walls for the revamp. Principal Carol Erskine says the makeover has changed the way the children learn and play at her daycare. “The outdoor area is now more conducive to learning. I am truly grateful for the contribution to our community,” she says. Smiles of joy light up the children’s faces as they use the upgraded play area, Erskine says. “The volunteers did things we could not afford to do. The children are most grateful for their new play area.”
Zinzi Mgolodela, Head of Transformation at the retailer, says employee volunteering and giving is an important part of the company’s CSI strategy. “Woolworths Trust matches funds raised by employees for projects they choose to support and provides opportunities for employees to actively get involved and volunteer to make a difference at a charity,” she says. “Together with our staff we joined Newkidz to make a contribution that will potentially change the lives of children.” The 10 facilities chosen for this project were selected by Newkidz and represent a diverse cross-section of the communities in Cape Town. Newkidz spokesperson Hilda de Beer says early childhood development (ECD) is an important phase in a child’s life, yet so many communities lack ECD centres to educate and equip children during their foundation years. “Strategic partnerships such as these enable us to continue to do what we do and have an impact. It is an amazing statement of support when a company frees up their staff for up to three days for a project,” she says.
HARD AT WORK: Volunteers from the Woolworths Trust give Carol’s Daycare in Westridge a new look.
BEFORE: Carol’s Daycare in Westridge before it was given a much-needed makeover by a group of volunteers.PHOTOS: SUPPLIED AFTER: This colourful and interactive play area at the daycare facility will entice any child to play.
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and it saves lives. “As part of our campaign we are committed to ensuring that in addition to enhancing recreational activities and improving safety and security, our products empower communities where daily consumption of electricity is not a reality.” In2Brands has also established the Light4Life Trust which will receive a percentage of all product sales. Under the guidance of The Community Chest of South Africa which has been in existence for more than 80 years and is currently supporting more than 520 social welfare and development organisations, In2Brands will provide portable solar power to the areas and communities in South Africa where it is needed most. Community Chest CEO Lorenzo Davids says: “Stable power is fundamental to business and to the survival of a country,” Davids describes electricity as the oxygen of an economy and without it entrepreneurship “and life as we know it cannot survive or flourish.” V Visit http://www.switch2psp.com.
PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
SIQALO: FRUSTRATION MOUNTS
Solutions for settlement gets delayed
LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie
Ratepayers are calling on the authorities to fast-track council interventions at Siqalo informal settlement. Following an uproar, the City of Cape Town has stepped up its efforts in ensuring law and order is maintained at the shackland on Vanguard Drive. A satellite deployment office manned by Law Enforcement officers was set up on the corners of the R300 and Vanguard Drive to keep an eye on activity at the settlement. This follows several disruptive protests by squatters in February. Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith says there has been no further protest action since the satellite office was established. “This arrangement has definitely resulted in an improvement as there has been a decrease in the disruption of traffic flow. In addition, the police have also maintained a high visibility in the area,” he says. Chaos erupted on Vanguard Drive earlier this year when land invaders occupying private property burned tyres and threw stones during protest action. Motorists were forced to use alternative routes during peak-hour traffic as protesters blocked the busy arterial route. Funding has also been allocated for a CCTV network to be installed at the intersection near the shackland. “We are in the process of expediting funding of between R350 000 and R400 000 to install three cameras along this stretch,” Smith said at a public meeting last month. The cameras are expected to be installed in the new financial year which, says Smith, “starts on Tuesday 1 July. The costs will be finalised once the budget for the new financial year has been approved”. While these interventions are on track, the placement of concrete barriers along the edge of the settlement on Vanguard Drive has been delayed.
Speaking at a public meeting in Colorado Park on Monday 3 March, Mayoral Committee member for Transport Brett Herron said the concrete barriers would be placed along the road within three weeks. However, this has not happened. The barriers were to have been placed on Vanguard Drive, along the edge of the informal settlement, to prevent vehicle access to Siqalo. Herron says the City investigated a number of options to address the request for concrete barriers. “Due to these barriers not being readily available, they have to be manufactured – a process that usually takes approximately four to five weeks from the date of order. Herron adds: “ The barriers will be placed along Vanguard Drive once they have been delivered,” he says. The barriers will cover a 332m long section along Vanguard Drive. The preliminary cost estimates vary between R400 000 and R600 000. Highguard Crisis Committee spokesperson Zoraya Petersen says motorists often drive out of the informal settlement towards oncoming traffic. “This cannot be allowed. The safety of other motorists and pedestrians must be prioritised,” she insists. However, she says the placement of concrete barriers is not the solution to the problem. “We do not want the barriers as it will hinder access for emergency vehicles,” Petersen says. “We just want the settlement relocated as it is being used by criminals.” The landowners are in the process of obtaining an eviction order. The court case has been postponed to Monday 12 May. V The Highguard Crisis Committee will host a public meeting at the mosque in Fulham Road in Rondevlei on Tuesday 15 April. The meeting starts at 19:00. Call Petersen on 082 632 0176.
PROBLEM PLOT: The City is in the process of introducing interventions at Siqalo informal settlement on Vanguard Drive. PHOTO: LAILA
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PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
Cyber terrorism on the rise Most businesses are run on computers. But using the internet to access emails, surf the internet and interact on social media sites carries the threat of attacks from malicious programmes and viruses. Ransomware, as the name suggests, is a new form of malicious software cyber criminals are using to literally hold your computer to ransom, demanding payment for the safe return of your information, explains Roberto Caprio, MD of Dial-a-Nerd. Currently the most dangerous ransomware programme is CryptoLocker. The authors of this programme have gone to great lengths to make it so – by bringing out new versions, keeping up with changes in protection technology and targeting a variety of people over a sustained period.
Infection CryptoLocker focuses on all versions of Windows, including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8. The easiest way for this programme to reach an extensive number of people very quickly, is via email spam. The infection is typically spread through emails pretending to be work-related issues such as delivery requests or payment details sent to company email addresses. The email contains an .EXE attachment, disguised as a PDF file “PDF.EXE”, that when opened infects the computer, Caprio continues. Newer attacks seem to be via Facebook in the form of video downloads, where the viewer is asked to download an application to run the video. This application is likely some form of malware, with the worst case being CryptoLocker, he said. “Once the ransomware has been downloaded onto the computer it will encrypt the files and display a CryptoLocker payment programme on the screen, demanding a ransom be paid in order to decrypt the files. “A timer will also be displayed stating how much time is left to complete the payment. Once payment is received the files will be decrypted, although this is not 100% guaranteed,” Caprio warns. Not only does CryptoLocker affect the local files on the computer, but files that are on “mapped” drives can also be affected (files that have been given a drive letter such as D; E; F). These files could be on an external hard drive, network folder or a document in the Cloud. If you have your Dropbox folder, for example, mapped locally, it could encrypt those files. Back up your data Although it may seem like there is no
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ALERT: If you see this, you're in trouble. hope, there are a number of ways in which you can protect your computer against CryptoLocker. V Back-up your data: “We cannot reiterate this enough. Backing up your data is the most important thing you can do if you own a computer, and will keep your data safe in a number of situations. “We suggest you make backing up your data part of your daily regime. Backing up to the Cloud is a simple and automated process that will provide huge peace of mind in the event of a disastrous situation,” he continues.
Protection In the event of ransomware attack, being able to restore a recent backup will mean few of your documents will be lost. V Install a reputable security protection programme. V Show hidden file extensions: Because Microsoft does not show extensions by default, all the attachments from CryptoLocker look like normal PDF files. By reenabling the ability to see the full file-extension, it will be easier to spot suspicious files. V Always keep your software up to date. Malware authors pounce on users running outdated software as they are aware of the weaknesses in the operating system, which they abuse to attack your computer. Be aware that malware authors are sneaky and can disguise their creations as software update notifications. Enable automatic updates, but possibly double check on the software vendor’s website to make sure they are legitimate. V Disconnect from the WiFi or unplug from the network immediately if you think your computer might have succumbed to randomware, but the CryptoLocker screen hasn’t appeared. Disconnecting from the WiFi or network may interrupt the encryption process and save some of your files.
EASTER FUN: The buskers are ready to entertain the kids at GrandWest.
fter a lifetime of abuse, three brave young people broke the silence on abuse and made a daring stand against their abuser. Not only did siblings Teri-Ann and Kailee Robinson and Jason Roberts empower themselves with their Facebook Page Kids Against Abuse Exposé, but they provided a platform for others in the same situation to do the same. In essence, this Facebook page, star- IN THIS TOGETHER: Jason Roberts with Kailee and Terri-Ann Robinson. ted eight months ago, PHOTO: SUPPLIED is a forum for teenagers created by teenagers, to speak out in 19 years and are currently again looking against abuse and domestic violence in their for accommodation. In a recent documentary, Kailee produced homes. The siblings decided to go public with for the website, she quotes what she calls their own abuse after realising the desperate “The Famous Lines” of the abuser. “Keep on doing that, and just watch and plight of so many of their peers at their see what I do!”; “I do what I want, when I school, Stellenberg High School. “After we started talking about our own want and no one can stop me!”; “Get out of circumstances, a floodgate of other, similar my way, I’m gonna hurt you!”, are just a few of the wounding slurs thrown their way over stories reached our ears,” says Kailee “So many other kids in our school told me the years. “Apart from never having stability, the that they don’t know whom to turn to or speak to about abusive situations at home abuse has left us afraid and without confior elsewhere, which gave us the idea,” adds dence for most of our lives. Nobody can imagine the hurt and pain we’ve suffered. This Teri-Ann (18). A post on their page perhaps describes is the first time that we have spoken out and it feels good.” their objective best. In the meantime, after having to navigate “Our intention was to speak out and tell all as all the years we were shut down and their way through a maze of red tape, the we needed to tell our side (of the story)… we siblings obtained an interdict against their still live the horrors. Furthermore, our situ- abuser, but still question the system. “He has been ordered not to come near us, ation is meant to assist anyone and help is given privately or people are referred if nee- yet he is still in possession of a copy of our ded… The idea is also to empower ourselves house keys, which up until now he has not and others, to heal our trampled lives as best returned back or handed in at a police statias we can. Abuse is a crime – all forms of on, despite legal proceedings, leaving us in abuse are crime. It is evil behaviour by cri- constant fear,” says Kailee. What’s more, their abuser following the minals targeting soft targets. There is no excuse for abuse! Stand up for your rights. We above mentioned interdict, obtained a gagging order against the children, preventing are not victims we are survivors..” Their personal ordeal has been endless. them from writing about him on their Face“Since we can remember it has always book page. “We find it strange that the same court been the same. He has abused us and our mom verbally, emotionally, physically and that is suppose to protect us against our abuser, are now prohibiting us from exposing even financially,” says Kailee (16). “I cannot remember the amount of times him. There are several criminal charges of I have wiped the spit of my mother’s face, assault pending against him and he is out on or the amount of times that we had to listen bail. Nothing stops him from harming us to his threats, often financial, which has pre- and yet we have been gagged from doing vented my mother from leaving him for the what empowers us,” says Kailee. In many ways the siblings view their Facelongest time, ” adds Terri-Ann. Older brother Jason, now 22, often took book page as a means of protection. “Starting this page, has given us new hothe brunt of the abuse, with several physical pe. It makes us feel like we have done someattacks. Due to their abuser’s financial reckles- thing good with the horrific circumstances sness the family was forced to move 17 times dealt to us,” says Terri-Ann.
Broadcast: settlement reached
Easter Bunny at GrandWest It’s that time of the year where you get to meet your favourite bunny. The Easter Bunny pops up at GrandWest from Friday 18 April until Sunday 20 April. Young visitors will encounter a whirlwind of colour and activity as GrandWest pulls out all the stops to keep them entertained. Every day between 12:00 and 21:00 the food court and Hendrik Boom’s Garden will burst into action. Buskers will intermingle with
children’s theatre, face painters, magicians, beading workshops, Easter arts and crafts workshops, hair decorators, Easter sweets decorating, balloon sculptors and storytellers. The fun won’t stop there, because children can also expect to see Hula hoop dancing, mime artists, stilt walkers and that most famous of bunnies, the Easter Bunny and all these activities are free.
After 16 years of litigation, a settlement has been reached between the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and Muslim community radio station Radio 786. The Board took legal action after a broadcast by the station, owned by the Islamic Unity Convention (IUC), which aired views by historian Dr Yakub Zaki on the subject of Israel and its founding. This programme was broadcast during the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Zionist state of Israel. According to the Board, the programme featured “extensive anti-Jewish, recycled conspiracy fantasies and Holocaust denial” and they lodged a complaint against the station with the Independent Broadcasting Authority contending that the programme amounted to hate-speech. “Antisemitic claims made in the broadcast were that Jewish people were the secret, conspiratorial engine behind catastrophic world events such as the First and Second World War, and Communist
revolutions; that they stole natural resources from countries such as South Africa; controlled world banking for their own benefit; and invented the Holocaust to invoke sympathy to, among others, facilitate the creation of the State of Israel,” the Board said in a statement. Radio 786 consistently argued it could not be held liable for the views of guests. A hearing was held in December 2012 under Icasa’s Complaints and Compliance Committee and on Monday 31 March the convention issued a statement which “recognised that the material aired on Radio 786 could be viewed as antisemitic and nonsensical”, the Board stated. Under the terms of the settlement, Radio 786 acknowledges that while its broadcast may have caused “offence and distress to members of the South African Jewish community”, the radio station in no way ever intended such a result, and the parties agree to move on from this episode, says IUC secretary Ali Chicktay.
PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
ANTI-CRIME: PROTESTS ON THE CARDS
More plans to march LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie
he Mitchell’s Plain community remains divided over Pagad, but support for the anti-drug and anti-gangsterism movement is increasing. This is according to a Pagad official. The organisation has had more motorcades and marches in Mitchell’s Plain in the last two months than it has had in the last year-and-a-half. This follows requests from the public for the organisation’s presence in areas plagued by gangsterism and a thriving drug trade. An application to march in Mitchell’s Plain will be submitted in the next two weeks, says Pagad spokesperson Haroun Orrie. Pagad has in the past come under fire for leading illegal protests in areas buckling under gangsterism and substance abuse. The organisation was, however, granted permission to march in the area last week. Hundreds of people took to the streets of Tafelsig last Wednesday night in support of Pagad. The march aimed to raise awareness about the movement. A police contingent was present at the
march while Pagad supporters chanted slogans as they made their way through Tafelsig. “Gangsters are cowards and merchants are killers,” they repeated. The mass demonstration marked one of the few times Pagad was given the green light by authorities to host an awareness march. Orrie says it is not the first time Pagad had permission to march. “It has just always been difficult to get the authorities to approve our applications,” he says. “I think the authorities have realised the need and have heard the cries of the people to have Pagad assist in the fight against crime.” Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters were at the forefront of the crowd. In the wake of recurring gang violence Mitchell’s Plain in recent weeks, residents are being encouraged to join the movement and unite in their efforts to address the scourge of crime. “If you do not mobilise yourselves, no one will do it for you. Drugs and gangsterism is destroying our society and everyone is affected,” Orrie says. Tafelsig resident Mariam Latief says while she did not attend the march, Pagad
UNITED: A group of about 100 people marched through Mitchell’s Plain at the weekend. The anti-crime march was led by premier Helen Zille. PHOTO: DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE/FACEBOOK
Crime ‘not for politicking’ LAILA MAJIET @laila_newsie The Democratic Alliance has come under fire for what residents say is politicising crime. There was a sea of blue in Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday as DA leader Helen Zille led an anti-crime march through the area. About 100 people, mostly women and children, marched from Atletiek Street in Beacon Valley to the police station where Zille handed over a memorandum. The crowd was escorted by Metro Police, a casspir and a DA-emblazoned bakkie blaring loud music. Zille called on the authorities to step up their efforts in fighting crime. “The DA would immediately make communities safer by putting 250 000 trained police officers on the streets. We want to see a strong police presence in every street and in every community, deterring criminals and cracking down on violence. “We will make sure these officers are properly trained, and they are measured by how many criminals they arrest, not by how many meetings they attend.” Zille criticised the police, branding them “powerless to stop the mayhem”. “We must fight back against gangs, drug barons and the thugs who have made your lives a misery for years. I be-
lieve we have the determination to confront this and turn it around. The DA is tough on crime. We propose tough, nononsense policing,” she says. “The police have seemed powerless to stop the mayhem, suffocated by bureaucracy and intimidated by gang leaders. No preventative strategy appears to be in place. It’s no good if the police spend all their time sitting in offices or going to meetings. We need police on the streets, fighting crime, catching gangsters, and throwing the dealers into prison.” However, some Mitchell’s Plain residents say cheap politicking will not be tolerated when innocent people are dying at the hands of “heartless thugs”. Teresa Abrahams of Beacon Valley says police are doing all they can. “Residents are too afraid to speak up and identify these criminals as they fear for their lives. This is one of the biggest challenges we face in our community,” she says. Politicians should not just come to the area to collect votes, she insists. “They need to be working with us throughout the year and not just come and visit when there is an election.” Abie Isaacs, chairperson of the Mitchell’s Plain Community Policing Forum, says politicians should not play politics with people’s lives. “Crime should not be politicised. We need to unite to combat crime and not allow political affiliations to divide us in our mission,” he says.
has her full support. “The streets are quiet when Pagad is in the area. They are welcome in this community as long as they do not take the law into their own hands,” she says. But John Davids says Pagad has a reputation for being “vigilantes”. “They believe they can go against the law if it means ridding the area of a drug dealer or gangster. How are they any better than the criminals when they resort to criminal tactics?” he says. Ashley Williams observed the march from her porch. The Tafelsig resident believes the movement has a role to play in addressing crime. “When they are in the neighbourhood, the smokkies are closed and the drug dealers are out of business for the night,” she says. “The community needs to find a way of having the same effect as Pagad cannot always be patrolling the streets with us.” V Call Pagad on (021) 637 8166 or visit their offices on the corners of Ernest and Klipfontein roads in Gatesville.
UNITED: Pagad spokesperson Haroun Orrie says the movement will in two weeks submit an application to march in Mitchell’s Plain. This follows a successful march in Tafelsig last week. PHOTO: LAILA MAJIET (FILE)
PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
By internet standards it’s an old meme, but extremely appropriate in this instance. Keep Calm and smell the roses. Yes, easier said than done, in all honesty. We need to learn to unplug. Destress. Be kind to ourselves. Learn to let go, even if for a little while. Our nation is in a super-frantic state, the anxiety about our political future is turning ordinary citizens into surly malcontents. Political bickering and back-stabbing and the propaganda does take a toll on our weary bodies and minds. Granted, the report about Nkandla is distressing news. Yes, Jacob Zuma’s response to the report is dismaying. True, political defections do trigger an alarm. But equally important to note is that these things cannot be solved overnight. So instead of wringing our hands in confounding knots and frothing at the mouth, why not invest in yourself. Take a walk about your neighbourhood. Visit an aunt living several streets away. She’d marvel at the spontaneity and generosity of the gesture. Start that project you’ve been delaying for months, if not years. If you wish to direct your energy elsewhere, why not volunteer your time at the library? Even better, rouse a few neighbours and clean a problem plot in your area. The gist is to exhale, do something meaningful and – hopefully – fun. As sure as the sun rises in the east, our problems will still be there when we plug back in to the South African political arena. Barring a massive ecological catastrophe, Wednesday 7 May is a sure thing. So, be kind to yourself as, in turn, you are being kind to others.
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Teen pregnancies: cultural issue Your SMSes Religion, philosophy, science and materialism play itself out on the streets of Cape Town every day. In Jewish, Christian and Islamic mysticism the primordial idea that you cannot know God without knowing yourself and vice versa continues to impact on our immediate reality. Since 8% of all babies are born to girls under 18 years, (it) places teen pregnancy statistics beyond the customary prerogative of religion and morality. The 80 000 babies born every year to teenagers unable to manage the obligation, is a growing and a serious national financial and social problem. The statistic places an added burden on ratepayers and taxpayers that will carry on for many years. The increasing statistic suggest municipalities responsible for clinics will, in time, buckle under the strain. Since South African law allows children as young as 12 years old to use contraceptives without the permission of their parents, stopping teenage pregnancies is in our collective national interest. It is evident that the education paid for by the taxpayer and the religious and cultural
processes sustained by countless communities has failed to educate the 80 000 pregnant teens. Within all communities the ritual of marriage exists. In Deuteronomy 23:2 it is written that “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord.” In Islam children born out of wedlock are not permitted to lead congregational prayer or inherit. In the next 10 years our society will have a million babies born to teens. What values is society projecting onto pregnant teens and what sustainable outcomes will we generate for future generations. Since teen pregnancy is not new and remains unresolved, will teen pregnancies eventually become part of our cultural morality? As a society burdened with endless welfare needs, should we feel sympathetic towards pregnant teenagers or should a tough love approach be more useful? YAGYAH ADAMS, Email
Townships are killing fields The increasing number of deaths of innocent people as a result of crossfire gang violence has turned the Cape Flats into dangerous killing fields for ruthless gangsters desperate for territory. The desperate cry for help by township residents for the past five years has fallen on the deaf years of politicians and lawmakers, who have chosen to bury their heads in the sand, and hoped things will get better on their own. The politicians have become totally indifferent to the very legitimate cries of the community, who have been held hostage in their homes by these gangsters. Our police force is totally ill-equipped, grossly understaffed and terribly demoralised to deal with the open gang warfare in our townships, where the situation has reached a state of total anarchy. How else can one describe the situation when children as young as nine years old brazenly display their guns with bravado, ready to kill like miniature Rambos, without
showing any remorse for their victims? After 20 years of freedom, we have failed, dismally, to keep ordinary citizens safe, which is their constitutional right, and our president dares to say that we live in a much better place. Not every home has the security measures provided at Nkandla. In the townships, people are killed and robbed in broad daylight in front of their homes and their poor families are left totally destitute when the person killed is the breadwinner. Marches, prayers and community police forum meetings have done little to control the problem. Here are suggestions to tackle the problem: bring in the army to stop the anarchy in our townships; reintroduce the gang unit; (stop)) promoting children who repeatedly fail, because they drop out of school out of frustration; children with learning disorders should be compelled to attend a skill school; and teenage girls on drugs should be on contraceptives. DR EV RAPITI, EMAIL
. The loans are better than the loan sharks who rob us pensioners. . Grant beneficiaries should be allowed to go for loans, but only from places such Money Line. I’ve seen how they work and I think their rates are reasonable – where will you find a place that charges so little interest? Please don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the money government gives to our children, but sometimes it gets so hard to keep up with everything that the only solution is to go for a loan. . People are crazy if they think it is a scam, but now they want to borrow money from (a) loan shark (and) pay R100? . Ideally they should not but they are desperately in need. . I was one of the people who made a loan, but they didn’t tell me it is a Sassa initiative. . I’m aware there are many underprivileged people in great need, but I feel it’s disgusting; it’s a money-making effort because they pay interest and it will just continue monthly as they lend and lend. When will it stop? Some are not educated to understand they have to pay interest. They are blinded by their needs and hunger. Poor people are suffering. Stop loans for grant recipients. . The only pockets that these money lenders are interested in are their own. To anyone it would be obvious that this would be a permanent snare from which no pensioner will ever be able to escape. I don’t suppose there is any chance that they were offered a reduced interest rate. That would be too much to expect from (money lenders) who claim they are trying to help. Shame on you. . How many times must Sassa recipients be warned not to use their cards or give out their numbers as collateral for loans or for the promise of food parcels? They are just greedy and then they play innocent. Sassa must not refund them. They must pay back their own loans. Fed-up taxpayer . Yes, because you don’t always have enough to purchase items you need. . We all struggle. There are times we run short during the month, so to take out a loan would not be bad because it will help. . If your grant is not enough to get by, how are you going to pay the loan? . We must be thankful for what we get, especially child grants. Loans don’t work out. . Why can’t pensioners buy goods at a cheaper rate? Pensioner
PEOPLE'S POST | MITCHELL'S PLAIN Thursday, 10 April 2014
ABUSE: CASE OF CHILD NEGLECT OPEN
Toddler is rescued from car at mall ACHIEVEMENTS: The City of Cape Town held its annual Metro Public Healthcare awards ceremony recently. The Mitchell’s Plain sub-district received an award for the highest number (387 869) of female condoms distributed. TB and HIV care and YMCA Cape Flats Facility counsellors show off their certificates. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Fostering a safe haven CHEVON BOOYSEN @ChevonBooysen A loving and caring environment is all a child really needs. But not many children are afforded this opportunity as they fall through the cracks of abuse, neglect or poverty. Home from Home, a Cape Town-based organisation, aims to remedy this situation by creating and placing vulnerable children into homes of loving foster parents. Pippa Shaper, co-founder of the nonprofit organisation, says: “Home from Home provides supportive and supervised community-based foster care for orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children through a network of small, family homes in disadvantaged communities in the country. We believe that living in a small family unit with dedicated foster parents with no more than six children, is the best place for children who can’t be cared for by their own families.” The organisation has 33 foster homes across the province and plans to extend their reach. “These are normal families in a normal home where the child will get sent to foster parents who can nurture them and provide the loving environment every child needs,” says Shaper. Currently 200 children are part of the programme. “We provide and offer all the support the foster parents may need, including social work services.” Shaper says the aim of the organisation is to provide an alternative home of care to shelter the child from previous abuse and neglect. “The children get placed with us after they are referred from a children’s court,” she says. All parents are screened and background checks are done as well as training offered to ensure they can provide a better living environment for the foster children. “If we receive siblings through the children’s court, we always place them together to maintain the biological family connection,” Shaper says. Every mother receives a grant to help cover the financial costs to look after each child. “As far as possible we ensure there is a mixture of ages and sexes of children within the home, thereby creating as close to ‘normal’ a family environment as possible for all foster children.” Foster mother Emily Kiel from Ocean View says: “I enjoy working with young children and had the opportunity to apply for a full-time job that allowed me to live out this vocation.” With six foster children in her care for more than one year, Kiel has nurtured them as her own since they were placed into her care by social services. “Caring for six children is a full-time job. This was an adjustment in and of itself. (Whether they are a) biological or
GOOD CAUSE: Home from Home creates a homely environment for children in need of a stable family life. PHOTO: SUPPLIED foster child, they require the same love, care and support.” Kiel’s biological children are all grown-up and have since moved out. She is, therefore, able to give undivided attention to the children in her care. “Watching the children in my care grow and blossom is particularly rewarding. I sit with them every day to assist with their homework and support them through the challenges of school life. At the end of the term or the end of the school year, when this hard work pays off with excellent results, (it) is definitely cause for celebration,” she says. Beauty Sqalane from Masiphumelele is also a foster mother. While unable to have children of her own, Sqalane says: “I have so much love in my heart for children. Being a foster mother has given me the chance to share this love.” Sqalane says: “This is an opportunity to share my love with children who, before living in foster care, have had very difficult lives. The relationships I have formed with each of my children is something that is very special.” Sqalane has been a foster mother for more than two years. Home from Home has a specific strategy and approach to follow when setting up a new foster home. Through this approach they are able to ensure that there is a definite need in the community for each foster home, that the home is empowered through community groups which support the project, that the home is fully equipped and that foster parents are constantly supported and supervised by Home from Home to ensure the children receive the best possible care. All foster parents have the opportunity to network with each other so they may share their experiences, learn from one another and share the responsibility of raising their foster children. V Donations for Home from Home can be made through direct deposits to Home from Home Trust, Nedbank South Africa, branch code 101 109, account number 101 110 9700. For more information visit www.homefromhome.org.za.
arents are being urged to not leave their children unattended in a car. This plea comes after a one-year-old was found alone in a car. It is believed the baby was abandoned while its parents were shopping at a Mitchell’s Plain mall. Parents who leave young children or babies by themselves in cars risk the lives of their children. So say officials at Childsafe South Africa. Chiedza Mavengere, assistant director at the organisation, says there are FRAGILE: Take proper care of toddlers. PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES several dangers to which infants and children are exposed to when left even if it’s only for a few minutes,” she urges. Police spokesperson Sergeant Jerome unattended in cars. “Besides heat exhaustion, there are many Voegt says the incident happened on Wednesother dangers. Children may play with the day 2 April. “On Wednesday afternoon about 16:00 handbrake or other hazards in the car, the car can be stolen along with the child, there Mitchell’s Plain police received a complaint can be toxic gases in the car and the child can of a couple who left their one-year-old toddler get out of the car and run in to the road,” she inside their car in the parking area at a prominent mall in Mitchell’s Plain,” he says. says. “It is alleged that a passerby was alerted Temperatures in cars also increase fast to intolerably high levels and it is not even (to the baby in the car) when they heard the enough to leave windows open, Mavengere toddler crying. They immediately broke the back window of the vehicle and removed the says. “Parking in the shade does not often toddler. It is believed the minor was left in change the situation. Babies who are left in the vehicle for a long time while the suspects cars lose moisture in large quantities and can were shopping.” A case of child neglect was opened and has become rapidly and severely dehydrated.” Research has shown that on days when the been referred to the Mitchell’s Plain Family temperature is around 32°C, the temperature Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Ofinside the car can reach 43°C within 90 sec- fences Unit. The investigation is ongoing and there onds and 54.4°C within 10 minutes. At these temperatures heat stroke and de- have been no arrests. “Mitchell’s Plain police management hydration will lead to death. Mavengere encourages parents to remem- wants to thank those community members ber this and never leave their children unat- who took quick action to rescue and assist the toddler who was clearly in distress while betended. “Please remember this information and ing alone and unsupervised inside the motor never take a chance with your child’s life, vehicle,” Voegt adds.
CITY APPEALS TO RESIDENTS TO REPORT ILLEGAL SALE OF STOLEN COUNCIL REFUSE BAGS In an effort to combat the theft and resale of City-owned refuse bags, the City’s Solid Waste Management Department has printed the letters ‘CCT SWM’ followed by a serial number in black text on all its blue bags from June 2013. This will ensure that all stolen bags can be recognised and their source traced. Despite these measures being put in place, the City continues to experience theft of its blue bags, which are then sold illegally on the street as well as in some shops. The City is appealing to residents once again not to purchase blue refuse bags at all as these bags are stolen property. The bags are usually packaged together with other bags and folded to hide the printing. It can be assumed that all blue bags are stolen bags. Blue bags are used solely for all the activities and programmes of the Solid Waste Management Department’s Cleansing Branch. Report any individual or shop seen selling these bags by contacting the City’s Solid Waste Management branch for Loss Control on 021 900 1689 or e-mail email@example.com. If any blue bags are placed out on the roadside by residents, it will be deemed illegal dumping and dealt with accordingly. Your cooperation and assistance in this matter is highly appreciated. This action is in line with maintaining a well-run city.
ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER 35/2014
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MANDALAY: R550.000excl F/s, 3Beds, Lounge, FK, Encl, 663m, Hse 61m, Seller is doing renovations. LEE 071 159 0991
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LUCKY RUN: Crusaders player Quinton Fortuin (left) runs to first base as Woodlands catcher Shaun Elliot misses a catch in a Athlone Athletics Old School Festival match at Kewtown Sports Complex on Sunday. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS
OUT OF REACH: False Bay RFC’s Tallieb Johnson (left) speeds past Schotschekloof Walmers player Ashraf Williams during a Super League A clash in Green Point on Saturday. False Bay won 11-10. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS
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T GUN RUN: Racers exit the Castle of Good Hope during the half-marathon at last year’s Jive Slave Route Challenge. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES
Slave Route Challenge entries open Runners and walkers of all ages and experience levels are advised to complete their entries for the fourth annual Jive Slave Route Challenge. Online entries for the popular race, of which People’s Post is the print media sponsor, opened yesterday (Wednesday) and are expected to fill up quickly. The race first took place in 2011 and the challenge has since become a highlight on the Cape Town sporting calendar. Last year over 5000 people participated. As usual, the route will take participants past some of Cape Town’s most important historical sights. Race founder and director Farouk Meyer says the event is as much about education as exercise. “The idea was to highlight the slave heritage sights because a lot of people don’t know about it,” he says. “We have a lot of visitors from up-country
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and many international entrants who will be educated on the slave heritage and culture of Cape Town.” The route will take runners and walkers pass the Grand Parade, the Whipping Post, the Old Slave Church, the Slave Lodge and the Slave Tree Plaque. Racers will also pass several other important monuments, run through the Castle of Good Hope and be able to take in excellent views of the city from some of its best vantage points. Participants can enter for one of four different races at event – a half-marathon, 10km run, 10km walk and 5km run. Meyer says they aim to cater for the entire family and all ability levels. Last year racers passed through the Castle soon after starting the race in Darling Street between the Grand Parade and City Hall. The only change to the route will see runners travel through District Six before heading through the fort, to alleviate congestion and allow participants more time for sightseeing. The section of the race through Pentz Street, Bo-Kaap has become a fan favourite, Meyer says. “The hills in the race have been the talking point, with one hill has even been nicknamed ‘Koesister Hill’,” he says. “When people get to the top of Pentz Street, they have a 360° view of the city and they can enjoy a free koesister courtesy of the Bo-Kaap community.” The race will take place on Sunday 11 May. Online entries can be completed at www.jive.topevents.co.za. Manual entries open on Monday 14 April and can be completed at any Sportsmans Warehouse store in the province.
he Western Cape Touch Rugby Association has claimed its second National Inter-provincial Tournament (IPT) title in just six months. Islanders took the overall title at the South African Touch Association junior IPT in September and added the senior overall title to their collection in Durban last month. Team manager Nadeema Levy says the titles are a result of hard work in the face of adversity. “It’s just hard work that makes us win; there is no magic formula,” she says. “We trained on Sundays, because it’s the only days players can attend practise. Our players don’t have transport, so we had to arrange lifts and collect people. We don’t have our own field, so we have to move training around to various places. We made sure our sessions are effective and worked hard in the short time we had (to practise).” Islanders dominated the junior IPT, winning the boys under-19, under-17, un-
der-15 and girls under-19 divisions. They also claimed silver in the girls under-15 and bronze in the boys under-21 divisions. Western Cape claimed four medals at the senior event, winning the men’s open and invitational division, and claiming bronze in the women’s open and mixed open divisions. Levy says the impressive showing at the senior IPT left the team “jubilant”, adding the performance of the women’s teams was the biggest achievement. “At the four previous tournaments, the women’s teams didn’t perform but we have really worked hard to develop and promote the women’s game,” she says. “We went from last at the previous tournament to third, building a team from scratch. This was our biggest achievement and the future looks brighter for us going forward.” Western Cape Islanders currently runs touch rugby leagues for around 50 schools in across the Cape Peninsula. V Anyone interested in participating in touch rugby, assisting or sponsoring can phone Levy on 082 332 5155.
BALANCING ACT: Primrose RFC wing Nathan Beekman eludes a Tygerberg RFC defender during a Super League A fixture at Florida Park on Saturday. Primrose narrowly won 16-15. PHOTO: YUSUF MAGED/OMAR IMAGES
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CLEAN SWEEP: Milano United’s Sandele Hadebe is tackled by Sivusta Stars player Emmanuel Sambo in a National First Division match at the Rooikraans Sports Complex on Sunday. Milano were 1-0 victors. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS
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itchell’s Plain’s Mondale High School have chosen to stick to a tried and tested formula ahead of the annual Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup. Mondale won the Western Cape section of the tournament and finished fifth at the national championships last year. Manager Nigel Crowie says the school has again decided to hand Dale Raynard the reigns for this campaign. “We are not making any coaching changes as Dale has the experience. Last year he helped the team to the national finals,” Crowie says. “We believe he will be able do it again this year.” Mondale have not yet begun preparations for the coming season, as most players also represented the school in athletics. The school is set to hold trials soon and Crowie says he will be judging the players on determination, focus and skills. All players will also have to maintain a 60% average in academics to stay in the side, as per the school’s rules. Six players from last year’s squad will be available for selection this season and Crowie believes their experience at the national finals last year will be vital to Mondale’s push this year. “Reaching the national finals last year was a huge achievement and, as first timers, finishing in fifth position out of 18 teams was good going,” he says. “We hope to continue our winning streak this year, but we know it will not be easy. The quality of football improves every year, especially with academies setting the trend. We need to keep abreast with this.” Mondale may not have the finances or facil-
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ities to compete with some of the academy sides, but the school has produced talented players regardless. Dillan Fransch recently signed with the Ajax Cape Town, while Brandon Dean signed with the Supersport United. “I can’t take all the credit for what they have achieved,” Crowie says. “The boys worked very hard to be where they are today. They played for the school and their respective academies, but it’s an honour knowing that I had a hand in shaping these boys’ futures, no matter how small my contribution.” Last year Mondale beat Cloetesville High in the regional final and Crowie believes the Stellenbosch school will be their biggest rivals again this year. “It was not an easy match – their defence was stronger than anticipated,” he says. “If we were to meet them (again), it’s going to be tougher than last year and they will want to deal with us.” As provincial winners last year, the school received R100 000 in legacy funding. Crowie says they plan to buy a minibus.
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