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‘OUT OF CONTROL’: NOT SO BAD, SAYS COPS
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he Seawinds community is gripped by fear as the rate of crime is believed to be spiralling out of control. Residents of Falcon Road claim a robbery occurs daily and drugs are sold in the open, with “very little action by police”. They wish to remain anonymous as they fear intimidation by gangs operating in the area. One concerned resident says people fear for their safety and Falcon Road is no longer as safe as it used to be. “The situation is becoming terrible and scary in this part of Seawinds. It’s really not nice living in this community any longer, because things are just getting out of control,” the resident says. The infamous so-called “Seven Steps Alleyway” is believed to be notorious for robberies and drug sales. It also acts as the main route from the residential area to shops, schools and places of employment. Another resident at her wits’ end confirms that the police conducted numerous operations in Falcon Road, but the problem persists. She also blames the “Seven Steps Alleyway” for most of the illegal activities taking place. “We plan to draw up a petition and have this alleyway closed off, because there are just too many (illegal activities) happening. The community is scared to walk through that alleyway,” she adds. The fed-up resident explains that the problems stem mainly from a “known drug kingpin” in the community. “The druglord has young children acting as drug peddlers. When this druglord is behind bars, you will notice that everything goes quiet, but the minute he returns, things go crazy,” the resident says. “The police operations and raids are bearing no fruit and some resi-
HIGH ALERT: Falcon Road in Seawinds is believed to be hampered with the drug trade and robberies. dents are starting to become fedup, threatening to take the law into their own hands.” However, Muizenberg police spokesperson Captain Stephen Knapp waves off claims that crime in Seawinds is beyond control. He says since the beginning of the year, six arrests have been made for possession of narcotics in Falcon Road and only two robberies were reported in Military Road. “This reflects increased patrols
in the area,” Knapp says. He adds that increased visibility and patrols, as well as regular stop and searches were put in place. “Robbery is a contact crime and invades the privacy of one’s (personal space). This definitely has an impact on the community,” Knapp says. Muizenberg Community Police Forum(CPF) chairperson Gerry Gordon says “no complaints were received by the CPF”, which she
finds a matter of concern. “Our hands are tied if nobody reports these crimes to the police. There is very little the CPF or police can do if we do not know what is happening,” she says. She encourages locals to strengthen the relationship and communication with the police, as well as the CPF. “The CPF will not tolerate crime in our community, because we want residents to feel safe in their
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT: PASSENGERS PETITION FOR IMPROVED SERVICE
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sent to the affected area but the efficiency of alternative bus transport is determined by traffic congestion during peaks and the capacity of the bus operator. About 15 to 20 buses are required to service a single train, where trains have a capacity limit of 1 200, to transport affected commuters,” she says.
Pen to paper Kylie Wilford has been a regular commuter for nine years and has been disappointed by Metrorail’s service “since day one”. But now she has had enough. She has drawn up a petition encouraging commuters to stand together and demand better service since complaints to the service provider “fall on deaf ears”. “Metrorail doesn’t care about its commuters. As long as they receive the money for the bad service, they are the only ones smiling,” she says. One of her colleagues is under threat of losing her job owing to continuously arriving late for work. “She has no alternative transport. She has received countless warnings for arriving late, even though it’s due to delayed trains. What is Metrorail going to do about that?” she asks. More people are making use of public transport owing to the never-ending petrol price increases, Wilford continues, leading to Metrorail’s profits increasing. However, she says, it seems the money is
Upgrades on the cards To improve services, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is currently implementing a rail renewal investment programme to the tune of R32b over the next three years. They will be focusing on issues such as signalling and telecommunications, station modernisation, rail network extensions and the general overhaul of Metrorail coaches. Scott says: “The benefits of the current investment programme will only be realised in the medium to long-term. The most immediate goal is to bring about visible and shortterm improvements that changes customers’ travel experience.” But Wilford dismisses the plans as “rubbish”. “Metrorail is just trying to shut up the commuters. They don’t need to spend a whole lot of money. All they need to do is fix their service,” she insists. “The three year plan is just a delay. In the process, people are losing their lives and jobs.” Commuters are encouraged to collect a copy of Myline at their station to ensure they have the most recent travel information before embarking. Planned maintenance is also communicated in the Myline a week in advance. Social media provide real-time updates. Go to www.capemetrorail.co.za for an electronic copy. Sign the petition at http:// www.thepetitionsite.com/717/323/081/demanding-better-more-effective-trains-immediately/#sign.
rushed in a carriage with many other frustrated commuters, panicking because the clock is ticking and your shift should start soon, is certain to add misery to anyone’s day. This is what many Metrorail commuters encounter week after week owing to delayed trains across the province. And while the rail service operator points a finger at cable theft retarding their operations, disgruntled passengers have had enough of using the “unreliable” transport mode.
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OFF THE RAILS: Commuters say they have been left despondent by Metrorail. PHOTO: CHEVON BOOYSEN not being used to improve its infrastructure and operations. “They proved they could deliver a better service with the 2010 World Cup, so why can’t it be done now? Was all that just a façade for the world to see?” she fumes.
‘Third class’ Poor public transport has a direct and negative immediate effect on business, says Cape Chamber of Commerce Transport Portfolio Committee chairperson Peter Hugo. “Businesses lose money and that, of course, has an effect on the economy, especially when a large part of the province’s work force use rail services as their primary means of transportation,” Hugo explains. Metrorail is “robbing” commuters, incensed passenger Christo Lakay insists. He travels to work by train and believes he is paying for a service he is not receiving. Late trains have left a dent in his pocket as
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Lines of communication The loss of confidence in rail transport can be directly attributed to cable theft, insists Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott. “The continuous theft and vandalism of assets has led to a situation where services have generally been unreliable and therefore not meeting customer expectations,” she says. In cases where anticipated delays will exceed 30 minutes, alternative bus transport should be arranged. “Buses on stand-by at strategic points are
Keep calm and plan ahead Recently matriculated students need not worry if they have not yet applied at a tertiary institution. Two education experts have warned the students who have not yet applied to not make hasty decisions as this will only lead to regret for having followed the wrong course. Dr Felicity Coughlan, director of the Independent Institute of Education says: “Unfortunately there are still many recent school-leavers who have not secured a place for the 2014 academic year, or worse, are still uncertain about what they want to do.” She says that students may be feeling stressed due to time pressure and this could result in choosing an undesired course. Coughlan suggests that students should visit the institutions that are accepting late registrations and ask the right questions about the course they choose to follow. Students should also enquire about the reasons why the institution is accepting late
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applications. “The key is to see for yourself whether the reasons provided by the institution for accepting applications this late are credible, and match what you see when you visit the campus,” she says. Erika Steinhobel, faculty member at Independent Institute of Education, says: “Too many of our children are unaware of the options available to them once they receive their matric results. They are rarely given strong information about the conventional public institutions.” She says that inadequate information leads to making the wrong career decisions. “A wider knowledge about the diplomas, programmes and degrees in specialised vocational areas, as well as information about the various higher education options in both the public and private sector, will better equip the matriculants of 2014 to make the right decisions,” she says.
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Barriers to access under scrutiny A study, carried out by council, will look to address barriers faced by tourists with special needs at local tourists spots. The provision of universal access at tourism facilities is part of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa’s accommodation grading scheme. Despite this, facilities such as hotels, guesthouses, tourist attractions and various modes of transport have barriers. There is also a lack of reliable information about universal access at facilities. The City of Cape Town has commissioned a study to assess the universal accessibility at tourism services and facilities. Cape Town is one of two cities testing the Framework for Universal Accessibility in Tourism City Destinations for the tourism department.
The framework aims to increase the number of universally accessible tourism facilities and attractions, infrastructure and destinations, so that South Africa can compete for events and conferences that require universal access facilities. The study will be done by means of surveys, desktop research, interviews, and an evaluation of over 100 visitor information offices and services, transport terminals, public transport facilities, tourist attractions, meeting venues and major events venues, shopping centres, entertainment venues, tourism routes and beaches. The results should be available in about five months and will be presented at a stakeholder workshop by mid-2014.
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CALL TO REGISTER: Political parties were out in full force with the final voter registration weekend hosted by the Independent Electoral Commission at the weekend. Various politicians visited communities across the peninsula, in a last attempt to encourage residents to register to vote in the national elections on Wednesday 7 May. DA leader Helen Zille visited Vrygrond (pictured) and Langa on Saturday. PHOTO: JACO MARAIS/PHOTO24
MUIZENBERG: LESS GANG VIOLENCE IN PRECINCT
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he absence of a financial report took centre stage at the Muizenberg Community Police Forum (CPF) annual meeting last week. Speaking at the meeting, CPF chairperson Gerry Gordon asked attendees to accept the organisation’s bank account balance provided by her verbally. However, in the absence of an official report, members refused to do so and questioned why a bank statement could not be provided. Gordon said the previous treasurer had resigned from the position and handed the CPF executive committee two files.
She added new signatories were being added to manage the account. Andre Blom, CPF cluster chairperson, suggested a police officer from Muizenberg Police Station be added as a signatory. “This helps; if you can’t get hold of a member you can go to the station and get help from the police,” he said. An election was held and Eric Wolhuter was elected as the new treasurer. Frank Bokhorst was elected as deputy chairperson and Brigid Mentor as public relations officer. In the chairperson’s report, Gordon said there had been many challenges for the CPF during the year. This, she said, included the resignation of the treasurer.
“With residents becoming frustrated with the crime situation, we saw the inception of many new neighbourhood watches and more people take to the streets,” she said. The CPF would continue to support these watches this year, Gordon said. While the CPF did not host any projects last year, Gordon explained, they supported various community initiatives. In his report, acting station commander Lieutenant-Colonel Mbulawa Lungisile said the station, which covers Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Vrygrond, Seawinds, Capricorn and Overcome Heights, was less affected by gang violence. He said following a flare-up in 2012, last year was not as “volatile”. Lungisile added the biggest crime concern
last year was the number of assault charges laid by family members. “Crimes against women and children are reported often and, while we have a high arrest rate for domestic violence cases, we find that many of the cases are withdrawn,” he says. Police officers were often caught in a “sticky situation” as a national directive requires them to take action against perpetrators, Lungisile explains, but victims often withdrew cases a day later. “We can’t stop them, they have a right to do so,” he said. V What are your thoughts on crime and community involvement in the Muizenberg police precinct of the last 12 months? Starting with the word “Post” SMS your comments to 32516. SMSes cost R1.
Overcome Heights shebeen owner faces jail time An Overcome Heights shebeen owner will have to cough up R50 000 or face 25 months behind bars after being found guilty of selling alcohol without a licence. The 21-year-old was busted last month after a raid by Muizenberg police. Police spokesperson Captain Stephen Knapp says officers noticed the man’s suspicious behaviour while on patrol on
Tuesday 14 January. This prompted them to search his home. In a hidden bedroom, officers found 422 cases of beer with an estimated street value of R46 320. The shebeen owner was charged under the Western Cape Liquor Act and, after appearing in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court, he was found guilty. Muizenberg police station commander
Colonel Dorothy Xesha hopes the harsh sentence will send a strong message to other illegal shebeen owners. “Alcohol is rife in our community and is a leading contributor to violent crimes against women and children. The abuse of alcohol destroys the family structure and has a great socio-economic impact in our communities,” she says.
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ave you ever considered donating your blood to another who desperately needs it to survive? All it takes is 30 minutes from your busy day, but donating blood to the Western Province Blood Transfusion Services can help save a life. Despite the public regularly being encouraged to donate, there is a shortage of blood and officials are imploring all to step up and donate. Here People’s Post readers share their views on blood donation.
JASON KONING says he has never seriously considered becoming a donor. “I haven’t donated before because I have not really equipped myself with enough information.”
ROMANO STORM has never donated blood before. “I haven’t really considered donating blood because I have not familiarised myself with the information and process,” he admits.
AGMAD WILLIAMS is a proud blood donor, and has been giving the gift of life for over a decade. “I have been a donor for approximately 15 years and consider it my duty.”
LUMKA MASALAZA says she plans to one day get the prick and help the Western Province Blood Transfusion Services. “I would like to become a donor in the near future. I have read about it.”
BLAINE SCRIMNGUR says he has a limited understanding of the process and fears the needle. “I was always too scared to donate when they visited my school,” he admits
MAUNDREY MORENO says he has only donated once and disliked the prick that started the process. “I used to go with my mother when she donated blood. It’s a personal choice to not donate.”
MELODIE CARSTENS says health problems prevent her from helping and donating blood. “Unfortunately I am on chronic medication but had it not been for that, I would gladly donate.”
Lavender Hill feeding scheme desperate for a lifeline TAURIQ HASSEN @TauriqHassen A feeding scheme in Lavender Hill needs a new breath of life as supplies are starting to run dry. Abundant Life Feeding Scheme was founded by Marlene Satarien in April 2009, when she realised the children urgently needed help in an area she dubs a “war zone”. “The children are both physically at risk and in danger of being sucked into the gang culture which dominates the area,” Satarien says. The scheme feeds about 300 children from a wendy house twice a week, at a cost of about R10 000. The funds mainly comes from various donors. Only children who attend school and are not adequately fed at home are accepted by the scheme. Satarien says they also try and instil a sense of discipline in the children, many of whom have been suspended from school for swearing or fighting. “We try really hard to make a difference in our community, but we need further help,” she says, adding that the scheme was forced to cook less food due to dwindling donations. The scheme still requires building materials, transport to collect donations, clothing, shoes, books, toys and play equipment to help the cause. “We have regular private donors, but we need more help to provide meals for all the children who rely on it for regular healthy nutrition,” Satarien says. The feeding scheme does not only cater for people from Lavender Hill, but also neighbouring communities. Felicity Davies, from Lavender Hill, has benefited from the feeding scheme in the past. The unemployed mother of two says she has experienced “some difficult times” in her life, but is grateful for organisations
IN NEED: Marlene Satarien is calling on the community to assist the feeding scheme to continue the good work they carry out. PHOTO: TAURIQ HASSEN
such as Abundant Life. “There were days I could not afford to feed my children, but I could send them to get something to eat at the feeding scheme,” she says.
“It would be sad if organisations like these were to close down.” Lavender Hill teenager Abduraghman Williams says the scheme has helped him out with a meal many times in the past.
“There are lots of poor people living in this community and most of them rely on a feeding scheme to get something to eat,” he says. V To assist, contact Satarien on 082 799 3579.
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RETREAT: METAL ROAD PLOT STILL A HAZARD
Call to fence off property TAURIQ HASSEN @TauriqHassen
llegal squatting, health hazards, crime and a suitable hiding spot for criminals top the list of concerns for Retreat locals regarding a derelict Metal Road property. The property is zoned as light industrial and belongs to the City of Cape Town’s Property Management Department. Business owner Greg Kloots claims people have been seen hiding in the tall weeds on the property and shacks have been erected without permission. Kloots says he has lodged numerous complaints with the City and, to date, nothing has materialised. “The tall growth (grass) is becoming a major problem in our area and this property is also a fire hazard,” he says. Resident Edward Swartz finds it frustrating that the City has still not tackled the problem, after a number of complaints were already lodged. He claims people have been robbed on the property and criminals use the property as an escape route and hide-out. Swartz also fears a fire could break out. “These are genuine concerns that the City is simply ignoring or they are just passing on the problem to somebody else. Nothing is being addressed,” he fumes. Residents suggest the property be fenced off to avoid the public from freely accessing it. Before the City decides to do so, they would like to see the property regularly maintained. The Metal Road property also posed major dumping problems for locals, as the area was believed to have been used a dump site over weekends and after hours, (“Metal Road an eyesore”, People’s Post, 21 November 2013). Equally frustrated at the length of time being taken, ward councillor Jan Burger says: “I fully understand what residents must be
EYESORE: Dumping problems at the Metal Road property has been coming on since last year. going through; I would also be really mad if I was living next to something like this.” Burger does not understand why the City’s Property Management Department has not addressed the issue, as “plenty of complaints have already been lodged”. “The matter is being discussed and the relevant parties have all been notified. Now it’s up to them to decide what they are going to do,” he says.
Kevin Southgate, Steenberg Community Police Forum (CPF) chairperson, called upon the relevant parties within council to address the issue. He says the CPF has supported numerous complaints of illegal activities at the property. “Council has to take responsibility as we can no longer allow these types of properties to lay dormant and create a number of prob-
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lems for the community,” Southgate says. He says due to previous claims of illegal squatting, fears of the property being turned into a squatter camp are rife. “Before we reach that stage, it must be stopped. If (illegal squatters) live there for a certain period, council will eventually sit with the problem of having to remove them. During that time, the community will have to put up with the problems,” he adds.
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STEENBERG: HELP FOR FAMILIES
New hope for a lost community TAURIQ HASSEN @TauriqHassen
on’t despair. There is hope. That’s the message from New Hope Against Poverty and Abuse (NHAPA), a newly-established organisation with the mission to assist women, men and families overcome trying circumstances. This is to be done through skills development programmes, interventions and awareness projects. Chairperson for the organisation Natasha Carelse explains that the objective behind the organisation is to provide a “comprehensive range of services which are accessible to everybody”. The organisation specialises in technical, business and academic training, holiday programmes for children, substance abuse awareness and HIV awareness. “We believe that healthy family bonds lead to healthy family growth and it influences families to become positive roleplayers within their families and communities,” Carelse says.
GET THE MESSAGE: New Hope Against Poverty and Abuse aims to make a difference in the community by offering support to families and individuals struggling with drug, alcohol and abuse problems. PHOTO: NHAPA FACEBOOK PAGE The organisation also recently opened alcohol, drug addiction and co-dependent support groups in Steenberg, where a 12-step recovery programme is on offer. “The focus is to empower individuals and families through our various programmes that will
have a positive effect on families and the community,” Carelse says. “Our ultimate goal is that individuals and families become selfsustained, productive, positive members of their communities, as they realise their dreams by acquiring the necessary skills and
through counselling.” A Steenberg mother of four, who spoke on condition of anonymity, has had endless problems with drug and alcohol abuse in her home. With three of her four children using drugs and a husband abus-
ing alcohol, she is relieved to hear about NHAPA. “I have been to support groups in the past; some worked and some just made my family even worse. It’s a real challenge in my home, having to try and cure my three children and husband, as well as trying to prevent my youngest child from following in the same path,” the mother says. When asked if she would be interested in joining the group, she says: “I am always interested in getting help, but the people who really need it are at that point where they have no more fight left in them.” Carelse calls on all families affected by drug addiction, alcohol and abuse to contact them. V Support groups are hosted at the Steen berg Community Centre, on the corner of Craddock Road and Symphony Avenue, every Wednesday from 19:00 to 21:00. There is no cost; all welcome. For addition al information on the programmes or the organisation, contact Carelse on 079 286 8410, email newhopeagainst email@example.com or like the NHAPA Facebook page.
Neighbours make communities safer Is your neighbour able to reach you while you’re on holiday or while at work when suspicious activity is noted at your home? Neighbours are usually the first to notice activity around the homes of their neighbours and they are urged to take a unified approach towards crime prevention in their areas. “Awareness of neighbours’ daily routines, and those of the domestic staff, as well as the surroundings of the neighbourhood, makes it easier to notice suspicious people, vehicles and activity,” says Rob Dale, the managing director of a private security services company. He says his business has seen success in this regard in communities where residents are actively involved, and know their neighbours and neighbourhoods. Dale also encourages neighbours to share security tips. “It is also important to report suspicious individuals, or vehicles, to security providers or the police, as this will enhance their understanding of activity in
the area and implement effective crime prevention tactics,” he says. Dale has suggested a few tips to community members to keep their neighbourhoods safe. “Neighbours should exchange cellphone numbers so it will be easy to contact each other in the case of an emergency. They can also agree to keep an eye on each other’s properties should they be on vacation and to also do small chores on each other’s behalf at the homes of neighbours so that the houses will not seem unoccupied,” he suggests. Dale says by working together as each other’s eyes, community members, neighbours, the police and security providers can make your suburb a no-go zone for criminals. Parents are also asked to introduce their children to the neighbours so they can keep an eye on them. This should also be done in case children feel unsafe when home alone so that they can go over to the neighbour’s homes and wait until their parents return.
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ENERGISED: Budding scientists and science lovers flocked to the Green Point Urban Park for the inaugural Renewable Energy Festival on Saturday. There was plenty of interesting exhibitions for young and old, including the educational exhibition of varying liquid thickness, which fascinated eight-year-old Gia Matthee, by the provincial education department and the Cape Town Science Centre. PHOTO: NASIEF MANIE/FOTO24
Last chance to make your vote count If you missed this weekend’s final registration drive, don’t panic – there is still time to register to cast your vote. But time is running out. Eligible voters can make an appointment to register at their local IEC offices. Registration closes at 17:00 on the day the elections are proclaimed. This is expected to happen before month end, officials confirm. A record 25.3m South Africans are now registered and ready to vote.
Over 80% of those eligible to vote are registered to cast their ballot on Wednesday 7 May for the national and provincial elections. A total of 1.2m first-time voters have registered and 80% of them are between the ages of 16 and 30, IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula says. Registered voters can SMS their ID number to 32810 to check whether their registration details are correct. SMSes cost R1. Visit www.elections.org.za/content for more details.
Provincial government is driving a twomonth entrepreneurship awareness campaign in the province to highlight the support offered to new and emerging businesses. In the past year, 30 000 entrepreneurs have accessed provincial government’s small business support services. Alan Winde, provincial minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, says the recently launched campaign is targeting small businesses across the province. “The (provincial) government has several small business support initiatives for entrepreneurs. These include the Partner Network and the Red Tape Reduction programme,” he says. Residents, especially those living in historically disadvantaged areas, are encouraged to make use of these services, Winde urges. “Small businesses are the engine room of our economy. They are key job creators. We need to create an environment where our entrepreneurs can thrive so they are able to contribute to economic growth in our region.” The Partner Network, a partnership between the provincial government and the
Small Enterprise Development Agency, is comprised of 20 economic development centres across the province. Areas with a centre include the Cape Town CBD, Khayelitsha and Philippi. “Since the Partner Network was established in September 2012, 29 854 residents have accessed business advice services there. These include company registrations, access to finance, website development and assistance with compliance. It is our hope that more people will use the support services we’re offering to get their businesses off the ground,” Winde says. Launched in 2011, the Red Tape Reduction Unit has dealt with 2000 cases with a resolution rate of 87%. “Red tape is one of the biggest barriers to economic growth. According to the SME Growth Index, small businesses spend 4% of their turnover on red tape. “Our goal is to create an environment where businesses can flourish without being burdened by unnecessary regulations. In this way the Western Cape will become known, globally, as an efficient place to do business,” Winde adds. V Phone the Red Tape call centre on 0861 888 126.
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UNUSED: The City has their sights set on a pocket of land at the Youngsfield Military Base for low cost housing. PHOTO: TAURIQ HASSEN
ON SONG: One of the Cape Malay Choir Board’s elimination rounds for the Top Eight competition took place at the Good Hope Centre on Sunday. The annual competition sees the top eight Malay choirs compete for the spoils and bragging rights of being named the best choir in the Cape. Sunday’s competition was won by Young Zinnias, after they placed 30 points ahead of the second-placed choir. Young Zinnia’s Armien Vardien also placed first in the Dutch Song category. The finals will take place later this month. PHOTO: YUNUS MOHAMED/FOTO24
OTTERY: LAND IDENTIFIED
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he housing crisis has the City of Cape Town scrambling around for suitable available land. A portion of land at Youngsfield Military Base has caught the eye of the City, which is owned by the National Department of Public Works and is currently utilised by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). In a letter requesting President Jacob Zuma to assist with the provision of low-cost housing in Cape Town, mayor Patricia de Lille says: “If (the Youngsfield land is) released for housing purposes, it would play a significant role in helping to address the housing backlog in the city.” The land is said to be suitable for housing as transport routes, economic opportunities, schools and medical facilities are close by. “This matter is becoming more and more urgent as the City is currently engaging with a variety of community, party political and other organisations, which are growing increasingly impatient with the delay over the finalisation of the future use of this land parcel,” says Solly Malatsi, spokesperson for De Lille. He says the matter has previously been raised. Only now a request was made with Zuma to intervene to facilitate the release of the land as previous attempts have not yielded positive results. Beneficiaries for housing opportunities will be drawn from the City’s housing database. “The City has previously approached the national government for discussions about the release of this land,” Malatsi says. “The procedure for its possible release will be determined by national government should they accede the City’s request to release it,” Malatsi says. Ismail Jeffries, chairperson for the Ottery Civic Association, welcomed the proposed move. However, he questioned the type of development that is being proposed. “The City is very short-sighted with their housing developments and needs to think it through. “They basically build structures, place people in these houses, leave them and then later, we sit with a whole host of problems,”
Jeffries points out. He also expressed concern that available land in the more affluent areas are not being identified for housing, specifically referring to Rondebosch Common. “We do understand there is a dire need for housing in Cape Town, but you cannot help asking the question: Why are there so many unused pieces of land in the richer areas being ignored?” Jeffries says. Meanwhile Cosatu regional secretary Tony Ehrenreich says in a statement the move by the City is a “PR gimmick from Mayor De Lille to promote conflict”. Ehrenreich agrees that land belonging to the SANDF must be considered. However, he says: “So also the land at Rondebosch Common as well as the land in many of the areas in the city close to where the elite DA supporters live.”
Cops are outnumbered in the Cape ANDRÉ BAKKES @andrebakkes While the population in the province has climbed with more than a million people in the last seven years, the number of Law Enforcers has dropped by 88%. Despite the shortage of police officers and paid reservists in the Western Cape being well documented, the situation is likely only going to improve in two years. “We need action now,” says Dan Plato, provincial minister for Community Safety. Last week he urged the minister of police, Nathi Mthethwa, to take immediate action to address shortages in the police force in the province. He has urged Mthethwa to call up existing police reservists, of which there are 20 000, in order to capacitate the provincial police under the command of General Arno Lamoer. “Our provincial police cannot do their
core duties without sufficient resources,” Plato insists. He also suggests that the 920 surplus police members in the Free State be redeployed to the Western Cape. The police to population ratio, nationally, is one police officer for every 336 people. There are 128 out of 150 stations in the province that are understaffed. “If one looks at the recent crime statistics then it is clear that under-resourcing is negatively affecting crime in this province,” Plato says. The correlation between the number of police recruits and attempted murder is startling. In 2008, just over 1 500 new members were recruited and that year there were 1 776 cases of attempted murder. By 2010, about 800 new members were recruited and 2 100 cases were investigated and then in 2012 about 250 members were recruited while 3 280 cases were investigated.
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PREMATURE BABIES: A FIGHTING CHANCE
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aving the life of a premature baby is as easy as donning something pink and joining a fundraising march. Milk Matters, a community-based human milk bank, will hold a fundraiser march and family day out on Saturday 1 March. Milk Matters is a Western Cape milk bank devoted to providing premature infants with pasteurised donor breastmilk from screened healthy mothers. “Mothers of tiny premature infants are consistently challenged with emotional highs and lows for months on end. Some of these infants are abandoned or may have very sick mothers. They are then left with only the medical fraternity and volunteers to care and protect them,” says Elizabeth Brierley of Milk Matters. Providing breastmilk to these vulnerable infants can be more important than the medication they receive as breastmilk contains the antibodies and immune factors that pro-
tect them from illness, infections and death. Dr Alan Horn, a neonatologist at Groote Schuur Hospital, explains that donor breastmilk is potentially life-saving and is worth more than equipment or staff. Milk Matters supplied 23 hospitals in the Western Cape since 2003, with hundreds of vulnerable infants receiving the lifeline of donor breastmilk. Participants in the march don’t have to be donors, but organisers have requested all participants wear something pink. The march will start after a welcoming session at 9:00 along the Sea Point Promenade. The registration fee is R50 for each family, which will go towards feeding a vulnerable baby for 24 hours. Free goodie bags will be available for the first 10 marchers to register before 1 March. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (021) 659 5599 or 082 985 8004 for more details.
MAKE A CHANGE: Join a march to raise funds for Milk Matters, which provides breastmilk to vulnerable babies. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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LEGAL EAGLE: Provincial social development minister and former Hanover Park resident Albert Fritz was one of 148 people admitted as advocates to the General Council of the Bar of South Africa in the Western Cape High Court on Friday. PHOTO: NASIEF MANIE/FOTO24
A staggering 60% of the annual new cancer cases occur in Africa, making it vital for early detection. According to a statement, a third of cancer deaths are as a result of behavioural and dietary risks of being overweight, not eating enough fruit and vegetables, leading a sedentary lifestyle and use of alcohol and tobacco. With the celebration of World Cancer Awareness Day on Tuesday 4 February, the advice remains the same: lead a healthy lifestyle. February is also Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organisation, more than eight million people died worldwide from cancer in 2012. Peter Jordan, principal officer of a health insurance firm, says early detection of cancer can save your life. “Early diagnosis and treatment is vital to fight this disease and regular check-ups and preventative screening tests really can save lives,” says Jordan, adding that 30% of all cancers can be prevented. He believes an understanding of the medical terminology could help to reduce much of the anxiety around check-ups and testing. A medical team explains it this way: A malignant tumour means you have cancer. Malignant tumours can grow back if
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Cancer types fall into five broad categories: . Carcinoma begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. . Sarcoma starts in the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels or other connective or supportive tissue. . Leukaemia starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood. . Lymphoma and myeloma are cancers which begin in the cells of the immune system. . Central nervous system cancers are cancers that begin in the lymph tissue of the brain and/or spinal cord. Cancer is scary, but it can be beaten. “Go for regular check-ups and preventative screening tests. It could save your life,” advises Jordan. Cope with your emotions after a cancer diagnosis with the following tips: Adopting a “positive-at-all-costs” approach can be a huge burden. It’s your experience and there is no need to feel you have to please others in the way you cope. Guilt is a barrier to living life fully. Get rid of it. Your feelings of anger or sadness about your cancer and the changes it brings are normal and could help you cope. Distinguish between normal sadness and depression; take note of your emotional state and decide after two weeks whether you feel better emotionally. Lingering feelings of overwhelming sadness, helplessness, hopelessness and a sense of worthlessness are not typical. If you experience these, talk to your doctor.
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LOTUS RIVER: HOMELESS MAN MAKES A PLAN
Better life a pipe dream – for now TAURIQ HASSEN @TauriqHassen
very night Adam Wilschut (22) crawls into a stormwater drain pipe, wraps himself with a blanket and some palm leaves, all the while dreaming of a better life with his son. For the past eight months, Wilschut has been modifying the drain pipe on the side of Klip Road, securing the entrance with an old geyser, plugging the gaps with newspapers and beautifying the inside with plants. Despite being evicted from the drain by Law Enforcement officers on several occasions, he returned and has vowed to remain in the community, as his only son lives close by. “I really don’t feel like I am struggling, but I just feel lucky to have a place to sleep at night. I will not move anywhere because at least where I am now, my child is very close to me,” says the soft-spoken Wilschut. Sitting on the bank of the Lotus River Canal, which flows metres away from his man-made front door, he confesses to People’s Post that it’s his fault he does not have a job today. In 2012, Wilschut, who is originally from Ceres, started working for the City of Cape Town’s Roads and Stormwater Department. But he lost his job a few months later when he failed to report to work on time. “I was lazy and stupid. There is
nobody I can blame, but myself,” he says. In 2008, he arrived in Cape Town with his mother who had work lined up for herself. Wilschut has not seen her since arriving in Cape Town and still does not know her whereabouts. Locals now fear for his safety, as winter is fast approaching and the drain pipe would soon be filled with water. A nearby resident, Lucille Abrahams, says Wilschut is well-known to the community and he has never posed any problems. “Most of the people here understand his situation and he has told residents that he is trying his best to find a job. But he will not move from the area, because his child lives close by,” she says. Another concerned resident, Amina Benjamin, says the community would “hate to see something bad happening to him”. She fears that Wilschut might not be able to survive the winter. “Everybody knows him around here and he seems to be a very loving (person), which is why most of the people worry that something might happen to him,” Benjamin says. Wilschut, however, seems content with his current living arrangement. Ward councillor Melanie Arendse visited Wilschut at his drain pipe home on more than one occasion and is still amazed that he is able to survive. “He really does feel bad and he
HOPEFUL: Adam Wilschut (22) outside his man-made shelter in a drain pipe alongside the Lotus River Canal. PHOTO: TAURIQ HASSEN
wants to turn things around, but it is very difficult in today’s life,” Arendse says. “He remains adamant that he will not move out of the area, because his child lives very close to him.” With a heavy heart, Arendse adds: “I really hope there is some-
Traffic cop speedsters busted STAFF REPORTER They are meant to uphold the law. But dozens of City of Cape Town traffic officers who racked up scores of speeding violations in November and December merely got a slap on the wrist. The speeding reports generated by the traffic vehicle fleet’s tracking system were generated some weeks ago. These reports reflect some 40 traffic officers from across the peninsula, including the southern suburbs, excessively breaking the speed limits on local roads. Hundreds of violations were recorded where some officers drove at speeds double the speed limit. Speeds in excess of 170km were recorded in 60km/h speed zones, that of 170km in 80km speed zones and that of more than 190km in 120km speed zones, many of which occurred in and around the southern suburbs and on the national roads. A People’s Post source said informal hearings were held, to investigate the violations, earlier this year. “Although some of these officers could prove that the speeding was executed in acting in the course of their duties, the majority could not account for the speeds they were travelling,” the source said. The source added the times on the reports reflected that many of these officers were on their way to or from work when the violations were recorded. Guilty officers were issued with warnings. Apart from admission of guilt speeding resulting in traffic fines of up to R3000, a motorist caught driving 196km is arrested on the spot and has to defend himself in court. The City of Cape Town’s director for Safety and Security Richard Bosman said the traffic officers must obey all rules of the road, unless they are acting in the course of their duties. “Failing to do so is unacceptable and such behaviour will not be tolerated,” Bosman said.
“Not driving in accordance with the rules portrays a negative image. However, while there are a handful of traffic officers who have been found guilty of flouting the rules of the road, the majority of our team are law-abiding and continue to set a sterling example for motorists.” Bosman also said the directorate will be reporting the matter to council’s Civilian Oversight Committee at their first meeting this month. The on-board computer reports are regularly issued by the corporate fleet for all City employees, not only traffic officers, Bosman said. Arrive Alive and the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) labelled these incidents as “unscrupulous” and strongly condemned it. “It is in such that we experience everincreasing road carnages in our country; that is regrettable,” said spokesperson Thato Mosena. Arrive Alive and the RTMC distinguishes speed as one of the leading causes of serious injuries and deaths on our roads. “It increases the risk of collisions and it comes with a high price. Excessive speeding remains a problem as some people have chosen to ignore road safety messages or think they won’t get caught,” she said. “On average 20 people a day are arrested for excessive speeding, especially in urban metropolitan areas, which is a concern to us.” Mosena urged all South Africans to abide and comply with the rules of the road. “There is no exemption for a traffic officer to contravene certain rules of the road in his or her personal capacity. Any contravening of road rules is an offence and is punishable,” she said. She further stressed that emergency personnel such as police officers and traffic cops may, for instance, only disregard certain rules of the road in cases of emergency, when executing their responsibilities and mandate.
body that can help him, because he does not cause any problems for anybody around here. He just lives day by day.” Wilschut says he dreams of one day finding a job and being able to support his child. Meanwhile, he remains content with living in a drain pipe.
“All I can think about is my child, I don’t care about me,” Wilschut says. “If I must live here all my life, it’s okay – as long as my child is doing well, I am fine with that.” V Anybody interested in possibly assisting Wilschut can phone Arendse on 072 199 6057.
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The good fight
There is a darkness touching the lives of our children. Bullying at school. Granted, it has been around for more years than we care to remember, but with social media so dominant in our lives and shaping so much of our understanding of the world, we are forced to recognise the devastating impact this form of aggression has on our children. There’s a psychological axiom: what you learn you can also unlearn. Our children need to unlearn hostility and aggression. Fast. There’s a disturbing story floating about social media sites. Two weeks ago in North Carolina, USA, a boy (11) tried to kill himself because he was bullied by peers for liking the My Little Pony cartoon. Michael Morones was called gay, ugly and stupid. This boy thought the best course of action was to hang himself in his room. He might have permanent brain damage. Reminder: the boy is 11 years old. The pictures of Michael Morones hooked up to life-support are ghastly. Down Under, 15-year-old Casey Haynes had enough and fought back. The bully was a boy younger than him. The aggressor walked past Haynes and punched him in his face and taunted him about being fat and other nasty things. The YouTube video has gone viral. In the Western Cape context, our children, especially in impoverished areas, are exposed to unacceptable levels of violence. Gang turf wars rage around and in schools. Schools which are already buckling under pressure. How is bullying affecting these pupils? Dismissing this question and the broader notion of the cancer that is bullying as wishy-washy or namby-pamby leftist principles doesn’t help build stronger communities. Our children need all the help they can get. Our children need to stand strong. Let’s help them. The education department views bullying in a very serious light. We should, too.
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Make Lavender Hill people-friendly I find the response of ward councillor Marita Petersen defensive and inconsiderate (“Fed up of empty promises”, People’s Post, 6 February). She expects the communities who voted for her as a DA candidate to forget about their human rights, guaranteed by our constitution. I feel the community has been failed by the City of Cape Town and Petersen, as she is never available and has no track record of transparency and availability. Some of the residents do not know where to find her or who she is. I have no problem working with her and being part of the Ward 68 Forum Committee, but the crux of the matter is that she is accountable for the poor service delivery of the ward. The ward has been neglected. I am not bitter or angry, but I won’t stand for the abuse of our people. Nothing is being put in place to make this a human-friendly place. Our youth is dying; they sit on corners waiting for miracles to happen. The schools
are out of control. Despite it only being the beginning of the year, many children already dropped out of school. But the ward councillor says the community must take responsibility for the image of the ward. Does the ward councillor take responsibility for her duties towards the communities for which she took an oath to ensure service delivery is prioritised? When last did she take a proper walk around the ward? If she did it lately, she would have seen the dumps in Lavender Hill and surrounds. Councillor Petersen, your defence is poor; our people need much more. The time has to come for the City to reevaluate its ward councillors. We need ward councillors like the community leaders who are active in the ward. Let’s not start fires, but look for unity and a positive way forward. The constitutional and human right need to be considered. CLIVE JACOBS, Lavender Hill
Investigations at a standstill The anniversary of Anene Booysen’s tragic rape and death was trumpeted with lots of fanfare to remind South Africa of the prevalence of violence against children and women. It is not my wish to detract from the gravity of that situation, but (I) need to draw the attention of the authorities to the unsolved crimes perpetrated against so many others and, more especially, the grief of mothers and fathers who can’t find closure because police are not making any progress with their cases. I thought about little Jennifer Williams of Parkwood Estate who went missing on 20 December 2012. She was later found dead. The mother of this child is still crying, because her calls to the investigating officer go unanswered. No information is forthcoming as to the progress with the investigation. There are many cases like this one where the investigators just drag their feet.
I am reminded of the tragic killing of a little boy in the toilet of a primary school in Lotus River almost a decade – if not longer – ago. (There is still) no news of an arrest. Last year little Kiana Williams of Lotus River was abducted and murdered. Again, (there has been) no news of any progress with the investigation. Why must our community and these families be treated so shoddily by the police? We deserve more professionalism. I appeal to the investigators to be in touch with the families and tell them what is being done to bring to book the perpetrators. Our community needs these people to be apprehended. Killers are running loose in our communities and our children are in danger. The community should be kept informed through the police forum so that we might begin to believe that our police (officers) are working to make our communities safe. PHILIP BAM, Grassy Park
Your SMSes . Retreat Community Health Centre is a mess. Folders can’t be found for appointments. It is to easy to communicate with the staff. I would like them to sit in these benches and wait all day. When mistakes are made, you just have to accept it and not utter a word. There are no apologies. . We see the trolley pushers all over the city; they’re even on TV. They want to make a living, but do so with the property of chain stores. It’s very wrong. Thieves and tik addicts with trolleys should be locked away. They cause havoc in traffic. To solve this matter, supermarkets must be more aware of trolley theft and employ people to monitor trolleys. Please, Law Enforcement, confiscate the trolleys from them. . Now they are stealing the black wheelie bins to put their stuff in to take to the scrapyard. I see them going past my house every day. . The new trend is to take the wheels apart to retrieve a metal rod that they sell to scrapyards. I don’t think they get much for it. GL . I just read the article about the trolley pushers. What about the wheelie bins (they) steal and walk with? Mine and the neighbour’s was stolen. What can we do? . Does this include the ones driving around the community, scratching in bins, loitering and littering? . Does anyone have use for empty 2F cold drink bottles? We have so many at the end of each week, it seems such a waste to throw it away. If so, you can contact me on 072 793 9475. Di . Prisoners to vote – no! Criminals are removed from society as punishment for their wrongdoings. Voting is a right and privilege of every lawabiding citizen. Those who disrespect and break the law, forfeit this privilege.
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Blood Brothers back at the Fugard The hit musical Blood Brothers has returned to Cape Town. Blood Brothers tells the story of a mother who agrees, because of absolute financial desperation, to give away one of her twin boys at birth. The moving story is set in Cape Town with a distinctly local flavour. David Kramer’s adaptation, which has been highly praised by the media, marked the first time that author Willy Russell had ever granted permission for his musical to be adapted. Singing sensation Alistair Izobell joins the stellar company and will be singing the role of the narrator from Wednesday 12 February to Saturday 22 March. Alistair started his professional theatre career as a 12-year-old street urchin in the Kramer/Petersen musical District Six. He followed that with the role of Ritchie Valens in the STAGE PRESENCE: Bianca le Grange stars as Mrs Johnstone in Blood South African production Brothers returning to Cape Town at the Fugard Theatre. of The Buddy Holly Story. PHOTO:JESSE KATE KRAMER Alistair performed the role of Magoo on the West End and Broad- significantly in her musical theatre debut. Following its two successful seasons at way productions of the Kramer/Petersen musical Kat and the Kings, for which he re- Theatre on the Bay and Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg, ceived a coveted Olivier Award. Lynelle Kenned will now be playing the Blood Brothers runs until Saturday 29 role of Mrs Lyons. Lynelle is a star graduate March. The production, adapted and directof the UCT Opera School and a member of ed by David Kramer, is produced by Pieter the award-winning South African Sopran- Toerien and Eric Abraham. The show stars a talented all-local cast inos. Lynelle became a popular TV personality cluding 2012 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award as the runner-up in the Top Billing New Pre- winner Dean Balie (Kat and the Kings) as senter Search. She subsequently joined Pa- Eddie. The production opens on 12 February at sella as a presenter. Lynelle has been performing the role of Mrs Johnstone once a the Fugard Theatre with tickets, ranging week in the Johannesburg run of Blood from R90 to R160, available via Computicket or the theatre box office on (021) 461 4554. Brothers. Bianca Le Grange, who has been playing Performances run Tuesdays to Fridays at the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone to great ac- 20:00, and at 16:00 and 20:00 on Saturdays. claim and standing ovations, has impressed Advance booking is recommended.
Theatre play for kiddies at the Baxter South Africa’s first professional theatre production for toddlers will be coming to the Baxter Theatre this month. Patchwork will be staged at the Masambe Theatre from Friday 14 February to Saturday 22 February. The play unfolds around a bed, where pillows become creatures who learn how to fly and quilts become landscapes. Patchwork promises to be a one-of-akind experience and will have the little ones captivated. Pedro the Music Man will be providing live music and toddler theatre-goers will be actively engaged by the animation of objects. The theatre production is aimed at one to four-year olds and is the first of its
kind, following on it being a growing trend in Europe and been successful in other parts of the world. Theatre for kids under the age of six is said to stimulate the child’s imagination and cognitive development. It is also a great bonding experience for kids and their carers. Once the theatre production has completed its run at the Baxter Theatre, it will travel to the International Small Size Festival in Bologna, Italy, in early March. V Tickets are R50 for adults and R40 for children. Bookings through Computicket. If you would like more information about the project, contact Mer ryn on 0820417958 or Joanna on 0722334430
Jayson King returns with five Queens Jayson King returns to the Joseph Stone Auditorium to perform songs that will have you waltzing down memory lane with different genres of music. King will be performing with five awesome women, dubbed the Queens. The Queens are Ruth Knight, Vicky Jane Feitelberg, Christine Matthee and Janine Cupido. They will cover a variety of songs paying tribute to Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Gloria Gaynor, Etta James, Tina Turner and Celine Dion. King will perform string of love and fun songs covering various genres including Jazz, R&B, Contemporary, Rock ’n Roll and more. The songlist includes Engelbert Humperdink’s This Spanish night, Julio Eglesias’ Never, Never, Never and Elvis Presley’s Hurt. These are just some of the memorable tunes which will be performed by the enter-
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ingdom of Earth, a Tennessee Williams masterpiece directed by Fred Abrahamse, is now on the Baxter Theatre until Sunday 22 February. The play tells the story of newlyweds Lot (Nicholas Dallas) and Myrtle (Anthea Thompson), who return to Lot’s home in the Mississippi Delta. A terminally ill Lot hopes to reclaim his ancestral home from his half-brother Chicken, played by Marcel Meyer. While continuous rain leads to fears that the Mississippi River will flood,
POWER STRUGGLE: Marcel Meyer (Chicken) and Anthea Thompson (Myrtle) in Kingdom of Earth at the Baxter Theatre. PHOTO: PAT BROMILOW-DOWNING
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SILAS * Marriage problems * Evil Spirits *Financial problems *Love problems 072 196 6833 .
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. 1 m SAND, STONE AND RUBBLE Ph 079 776 8185 / 021-397 1501 .
1A BARGAIN PAVING SLABS 400 x 400 = R13,95 450 x 450 = R15,95 500 x 500 = R17,49 VIBRACRETE = R29,95 Ph 076 340 9840 061 241 3524
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Glass suppliers, Aluminium Doors & Windows Supply & Fit - We beat any written quote. Contact - 021-397 2630 / 072 669 3599 .
HOME IMPROVEMENTS INTERIOR 1835
& automation. 0765230306 .
RC BLINDS We supply vertical, venetian, wooden venetian blinds 074 259 1802 - Renaldo 082 598 2606 - Wesley firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME IMPROVEMENTS EXTERIOR 1836
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JOBS AVAILABLE 18 Housekeepers /cleaners, 15 Cashiers, 14 porters 14 data capturers, 20 waitrons, 10 bartenders 15 Call centres, 10 Bank tellers, 15 Cruise ship attendants, 10 flight attendants, 12 Receptionists 17 Heerengracht Street, Pier House, 7th Floor, office 701, Next to Park Inn Hotel Cape Town Call: 021 828 2416 / 081 8277 046 /079 485 5896
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. TILING + Laminated floors R50/sqm. Ph 084 978 9175 .
. POOL SERVICE and maintenance. Ph Michael 073 104 3575 or 021-705 8851 .
FREE WATER Wellpoints / mini boreholes. No water, no charge. Improv your existing wellpoint. Ph 021-637 5677 or 021-702 3888 / 072 825 9586
For all your plumbing needs as well as Certificates of Compliance, Call Frank - 082 354 4076 Qualified & Registered All workmanship guaranteed!!
extensions: 021-705 4652 073 113 4221/083 273 6083
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. ALL PAVING. Excel ref. Ph 393 2090 or 076 124 4713 .
Ronald George Electrical Installations and Maintenance
Vibracrete Slabs and
. PAINTING & WATERPROOFING Good ref. Ph 076 124 4713 . ALTERATIONS Excel refs. Ph 393 2090 or 076 124 4713 .
FRIDGE AND FREEZER REGASSING & REPAIRS Reasonable prices! % 076 164 0700
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IVOR'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Alterations & Renovations from A-Z. Carports Paving, Plumbing, Painting, Vibracrete Walls and extensions. Tel: 021-762 7077 Cell: 076 111 7300
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&! &! & &
(6x3)- R6 500 CASH!!! Call 082-621-4441 021-393-5475
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Strandfontein For Sale
R3 000 p/m
Neat, two bed first floor flat to let. Fitted kitchen, bathroom and lounge. Occupation 1st March 2014
Large level plot for sale in secure complex. 470m2, All services connected. Excellent environment.
RONDEBOSCH EAST: R1 900.000excl F/s, 3Beds(Bics), FFK, G/Flat, D/way (10xCars), F/place, Plot 1041m KEITH 084 888 2526
SURREY ESTATE: R1 399.000 Reduced To Sell, D/s, 5Beds, S/Lnge, Drm, FFK, Bath, Mes, Encl, 481m MISHKAAH 079 521 4355
DIEP RIVER: R2 2million D/s, 4Beds(3xB), G/Flat, Storerm, 4x Garage, E/Garden, 617m, B/Bars. MARIAM 082 641 2157
MOUNTVIEW: R1 050.000excl F/s, 4Beds(1xB), Lnge, Drm, MQ, Garage, FK, Carport, E/Garden, Encl, 521m FRANK 082 827 8421
WYNBERG: R690.000excl Flat, 3Beds(Bics), Ent.Hall, Lounge, F/Bath, F/Kitchen, P/Bay, Encl. YUSUF 082 783 2160
OTTERY: R495.000excl Very Neat Ground Floor Flat, 2Beds, Lnge, FFK, P/Bay, Ent.Area, Braai, Encl, 49m. JILL 073 551 2625
BONTEHEUWEL: R295.000excl Mais, 2Beds, Lounge, Family Bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen, Carport, Enclosed. NAJWA 082 377 7027
ATHLONE: R1 250.000 F/s, 3Beds (2xB), Lnge, Drm, Mes, FK, G/Flat, Plot 495m, Courtyard, Encl SDAVIES 073 773 5723
ZEEKOEVLEI: R1 850.000excl F/s, 5Beds(Bics), Mes + Jacuzzi, 2XFFK, 686m 3xG/Flat, G/Pool, F/Encl SDAVIES 073 773 5723
HAZENDAL: R699.999excl SURREY ESTATE: R1 350.000excl D/s, 5Beds (3xBics), FFK, Laundry, 2x Semi, 4Beds, Lnge, Drm, F/Bath, Mes, FK, Carport (2xCars), Asbestos Roof, Encl. Mes, 2x S/toilets, TVrm, Garage, 480m. MARIAM 082 641 2157 MISHKAAH 079 521 4355
OTTERY: R420.000excl Flat, Ground Floor, 3Beds (2xB), Lnge, F/Bath, FK, P/Bay, A/Windows. SDAVIES 073 773 5723
OTTERY: R650.000excl Semi, 2Beds(Bics), Lounge, F/Bath, FK, Tiled roof, Plot 236m, House 67m. HEATHER 072 374 9801
RONDEBOSCH EAST: R780.000excl NEWFIELDS ESTATE: R1 300.000 F/s, 3Beds(Bics), Walk in Closet, 3xMes, 3Beds (2xBics), Passage, Lnge, F/Bath, FK, Laundry, Carport, Encl, Dish DSTV FFK, Sep.Ent, Garage, Carport, 771m. FRANK 082 827 8421 AQEELAH 074 042 4168
BRIDGETOWNE: R650.000excl Semi, 5Beds(3xB), Lounge, Mes, F/Kitchen, F/Bath, Encl, Plot 376m. FAIEZA 082 295 6410
BELGRAVIA: R700.000excl RONDEBOSCH EAST: R1 999.999 Semi, 2Beds(1xB), Ent.Hall, Lnge, F/Bath, D/s, 5Beds(4xB), 2xLnge, 2xDrm, Sunrm, FFK, Storerm, Carport, Shed, Encl. 2xFFK, 2x Jacuzzi, Pool, 2xT/Garage. FRANK 082 827 8421 MISHKAAH 079 521 4355 NEWFIELDS ESTATE: R920.000excl F/s, 3Beds(2xB), Lnge, Drm, FFK, G/Flat, Pool, Garage, Carport, Encl, 595m FRANK 082 827 8421
WYNBERG: R450.000excl G/Floor Flat with Back Yard, 2Beds, Lnge, F/Bath, FK, P/Bay, Very neat MISHKAAH 079 521 4355
GRASSY PARK: R485.000excl Modern Flat, 2Beds (Bics), LOPFFK, 2xP/Bays, Encl, Close to public transport. FATAANA 072 343 8844
SCHAAPKRAAL: R1 250.000excl Vacant Plot 16 000sqm Approved plans ISHERENE 083 350 2777
TOP AGENCY RONDEBOSCH EAST: R1 2million FOR THE YEAR 2013 NEDBANK & ABSA Semi, 4Beds(3xB), Mes, FFK, Garage, Carport, F/place, Courtyard, Fully R/Gates. ISHERENE 083 350 2777
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Zeekoevlei Peninsula Seller emmigrating R1 999 000 7 bed double storey home with For Sale superb finishes +Large granny flat. All rooms bics, extra large family room, lounge, study, laundry, double garage, double carport, (all remote doors). Granny flat with ffk, lounge, bedroom (bics), pool. Must see! Zeekoevlei Penisula R 11 000 p/m Exec three bed home to let. Occupation 1st March 2014. Three beds (2 bics), large, modern open plan lounge/ff kitchen, three bathrooms, sparkling pool, fully enclosed, excellent location.
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PEOPLE'S POST | RETREAT Thursday, 13 February 2014
ON THE CHARGE: Hamilton Musselcrackers player Nick Pearson bursts over SK Walmers’ Yasfier Davids in the Bowl semi-final of the Nokia Cape Town Tens Premier League in Green Point on Saturday. Hammies won 19-15 and went on to beat the UCT Nighthawks 17-0 in the final. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS
FASTEST FINISHERS: Nosinathi Madyo (right) and Nkosinathi Sotyantya finished first and second respectively in the Top Form Athletic Club 10km Challenge in Athlone on Saturday. The race doubled as the Western Province Athletics 10km Championships. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES
Moving to the big leagues LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT
rassy Park’s Crusaders FC have joined the professional ranks after taking over a Safa Second Division side and sealing an agreement to buy the franchise next season. Crusaders will play as Zeesha FC for the rest of the 2013/2014 league, before the transfer takes place later this year. Club chairperson Zahier Witbooi says Crusader’s decided to take over Zeesha to offer the area’s talented youth a chance to play at a higher level. “Everybody knows that young players have ambition to play at a higher level,” he
says. “It’s an opportunity for them to play for a club in the area. After (the age of) 18 most of the players drop out because there is no opportunity for them in the area, so they have to go somewhere else. It’s not about money and trying to win the league.” Crusaders are most famous for being former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy’s first club. The deal came about after Zeesha approached Crusaders. The agreement was concluded last week and the club played its first game since the take-over on Tuesday. All of the players, coaching staff and executive members come from Crusaders. The club was set to step up to the SAB
League – one step below the Second Division – next season, after winning the Cape District Local Football Association (CDLFA) Super League. Witbooi says the club still play in the league despite taking over Zeesha. He believes his players are good enough to make it as professionals. “We expect them to stay in the league and not get relegated; that is all we want,” he says. Crusaders also claimed the CDLFA Knockout title last year. The Grassy Park side are one of the oldest clubs at the CDLFA and will celebrate its 72th anniversary this year. Witbooi says the team will always be made of local players, no matter how far it climbs
up the football ladder. “Which club doesn’t want to be play in the National First Division (NFD) or Premiership. All players go onto the field to win,” he says. “We are a good team, we have good junior structures and good administrators. But the club will always be Crusaders and the players will always come from the surrounding areas.” The deal means that Crusaders are now one of six professional clubs affiliated to the CDLFA. The other professional clubs at William Herbert are NFD team Santos and fellow Second Division clubs Salt River Blackpool, Steenberg United, Glendene and RC Athletico.
Club merger to rejuvenate rugby T
he leadership of a newly formed rugby club hopes to bring the glory days back to Athlone’s City Park Stadium. City Park was the hub of non-racial rugby during apartheid, with teams travelling from across Cape Town to participate in competition. But since unification interest in the sport has dwindled, resulting in a drop in player and supporter numbers. Temperance RFC and Cities RFC, two of the four clubs which still call the stadium home, have now agreed to merge in hopes of revitalising the sport in the community. Interim club chairperson Herman Abrahams says Progress RFC and Perseverance RFC, the other two clubs based at City Park, were initially part of the merger talks. “It’s a pity the other teams couldn’t see their way clear because we need a strong team to draw the community to City Park,” he says. “This is a ground that is owned by the clubs; if nothing happens all the clubs will die, the ground will fall away and the union will (most likely) take it. This is the only ground in non-racial sport which belonged to the people who played here. So to keep the history of the ground (alive), we need a strong club here.”
FINALLY UNITED: Players from Temperance RFC and Cities RFC celebrate the merger of the two clubs at a practice session. PHOTO: LIAM MOSES Abrahams adds interest in the newly formed club has been impressive, with over 100 players attending practice sessions since pre-season training commenced last month. An average of 60 players have attended each training session.
The strong numbers are in sharp contrast to last season, where the clubs struggled to honour their fixtures and players were forced to turn out for the third, second and first team on the same day. Western Province Rugby Union deputy
president Zelt Marais, in his personal capacity, believes a strong club will help develop the sport in the area. “We had four clubs in the community; (that’s) too much because all four clubs can’t draw the same talent,” he says. “If you really want to take the game seriously, give the players a chance to succeed and grow rugby, you must to have one team. There aren’t enough resources to support four clubs in the community. “The four clubs in the area were not strong because 25% of the best players belonged to each club. With unity there will be strength and I see a bright future (for the new club).” He further urges Progress and Perseverance to reconsider the amalgamation for the good of the game and to not think “about themselves or power and positions”. Abrahams, former deputy CEO of WP Rugby, says amalgamation discussions first started more than 20 years ago, when Lansdowne RFC and Universals RFC merged to form Cities. He says club members will vote on a name and finalise the club badge and colours. The club will also hold its inaugural general meeting in the dour weeks. They also plan to work on the rejuvenation of schools rugby and develop players in the greater Athlone area, Abrahams says.
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fledgling cricket academy hopes to produce Retreat’s first cricket stars. The Beyond Borders Cricket Project was started as an offshoot to a UK academy of the same name in 2011. Although Beyond Borders has started slowly, with just 13 players currently involved, it plans to revitalise cricket in the area over the next three years. Head coach and founder Clayton Small says the academy has linked up with Peninsula Cricket Club and aims to turn the club’s home ground into a nursery for talented young players. “The long-term goal is to develop Allenby Drive Sports Complex into a centre of excellence and expand the academy into schools and other areas,” he says. “We are taking small steps, because we don’t want to expand too quickly and fall apart.” Centres of excellence are clubs which have been mandated by WP Cricket to grow the sport and develop players for all forms of the game. To transform Peninsula into a centre of excellence, Allenby Drive will need to meet certain requirements and the club will also need to form a women’s team. Small says Peninsula has struggled to develop its youth section in the past. “The club has a lot of issues in the development structures,” he says. “We found that most kids in the area play for clubs outside Steenberg and Retreat or they get lost along the way.” Small’s first step to turning this around was to recruit 13 complete novices as the academy’s first intake. The youths are currently in the process of learning the game’s basics.
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None of them have played a cricket match; they will join Peninsula Cricket Club closer at the start of the 2014/2015 cricket season. Kyle du Preez (13) had only played rugby and soccer when he joined the academy in 2011. Now, cricket is his favourite sport. “I love being part of the academy because I get to be with my friends. It also helps you to become a better player,” he says. “Cricket is a very strategic game and you have to think about how you are going to bowl or to play a shot.” Small, a teacher at Steenberg Primary School, hopes the project will improve the group’s discipline, social behaviour and keep them away from gangsterism and drugs. The group recently went on a hike and also watched the Cape Cobras play at Sahara Park Newlands. The trips are meant to reward the players for their hard work, Small says. The next step will be the expansion of the group – to 32 players – within the next few months. But Small needs assistance to achieve this goal. He currently runs the academy with the help of just one other person, and has called on any interested persons to volunteer their services by phoning him on 071 234 2441.
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