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SOUTHFIELD: APPEAL FOR ROAD CLOSURE

Residents stand firm

TAURIQ HASSEN @TauriqHassen

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ed-up with the crime in their road, Southfield residents are now calling on the City of Cape Town to take action. Residents of Monty Road “demanded” that the City consider erecting a fence at the end of the road, thereby cutting the community off from Prince George Drive. They claim many of their homes are being targeted by criminals who use the entrance point as an easy escape route as well. Nikiko Splinters, a concerned resident, says 96% of the residents have already signed a petition, which the residents plan to hand over to the City for consideration. “Of those (signatories) only two houses have reflected on the petition that they have not been affected (by crime),” says Splinters. “That accounts for 9% while the other 91% have repeatedly been affected (by crime in the area).” Another resident, who does not want to be named, says the matter of closing the road is “frustratingly being passed around”. She adds several incidents have already occurred this year, but still nothing has come from suggestions made by residents. “We live in this community and we know what the dangers are. I cannot understand why our safety is not important. “The City is quick to work on useless projects everywhere else, when we have some real issues which need to be addressed in the community,” says the concerned resident. This month her home had been broken into twice and she also caught three men attempting to steal items from her garage when she arrived home from work. Ward councillor Jan Burger acknowledged that the matter had been on the table for a while. He says he has already passed on the petition to the City’s Roads and

WORRYING: The crime rate in Monty Road in Southfield has locals up in arms. They are calling for the road to be closed at the Prince George Drive entrance. PHOTO: TAURIQ HASSEN

Transport Department. “There have been other complaints as well and we will have to discuss a proper way forward,” he says. Burger explains erecting the fence would cause problems as it is

a public space used by some community members which would be closed. “I really don’t think it is fair on those law-abiding citizens to have this public space closed. But I do understand that crime is the order

of the day and it is something we have to discuss,” he adds. Burger has instructed the City’s Roads and Transport Department to seek legal advice. “We are working with the rights of people as the residents are ask-

ing the City to consider restricting the movement of the public,” he says. V To report crimes or any suspicious activity in the area, phone Diep River Police Station on (021) 710 7306 or Grassy Park Police Station on (021) 700 3900.


2 NEWS Enrol your child now Teddy’s Educare, a registered creche and educare east of the Steenberg railway line, invites the public to register children. The centre is situated opposite the mosque at Church of Christ Hall on the corner of Military Road and Diamond Drive in Sharedon Park, Steenberg. Children will go from educare to Grade 1. They will receive potty training, Xhosa lessons, swimming lessons, soccer, dancing lessons, freshly cooked meals daily and much more. Parents are welcome to first visit the centre to view, before they decide to enrol their child. For further information phone the principal on 082 861 5751 or the school’s chairperson on 083 683 0409.

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CRIME: PLUMBER BY DAY, LAW ENFORCEMENT VOLUNTEER BY NIGHT

Civic duty to protect NICOLE MCCAIN @nickymccain

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e is not a billionaire playboy by day and he most certainly doesn’t dress as a flying rodent to patrol the city at night. Yet Earl Fischhoff definitely qualifies for hero status. Fischhoff is a plumber but after hours he wears his blue shirt and lapels, tightens the laces on his boots and straps on his gun to do his bit to keep the city safe. He is one of 39 volunteer Law Enforcement auxiliary officers. The tradesman gives of his free time to swell the number of staff on duty. The volunteers boost operational capacity and put more feet on the ground without making a dent in the City of Cape Town’s budget. Fischhoff is an example of active citizenship at work.

Community first He joined his local neighbourhood watch five years ago. “One night I arrived home to find my house swarming with police. I assumed the worst, but it turned out they were looking for a criminal between the four houses and were searching mine. He fortunately wasn’t in my home and we spotted him on a neighbour’s property. I joined the neighbourhood watch the next day,” he says. Keeping his neighbourhood safe grew into a passion, and Fischhoff was hoping to become a police reservist before he heard about the auxiliary officer positions. “This has more appeal because you go on area specific patrols. You can patrol in your own neighbourhood. The police can send you anywhere.” Hands on While Fischhoff tends to cover the City Bowl, he has on occasion been called up to serve in other areas. “Council needed escorts into Nyanga after receiving reports that there would be a demonstration on the N2. We drove deep into the area to escort council workers. They found 30 to 40 portable toilets full of faeces, and we then escorted them as they removed it to a sewage facility.

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LONG ARM OF THE LAW: Earl Fischhoff is one of 39 volunteer auxiliary officers who bolster the capacity of the City’s Law Enforcement. PHOTOS: NICOLE MCCAIN I’ve still got that smell up my nose. It was terrible!” There have been occasions where his schedule tinking about with cranky plumbing and keeping the city’s streets safe has overlapped. “During a beach patrol, the toilets broke. A plumber had been out to fix them but hadn’t done a very good job, so I fixed them. There I was, in my full uniform, busy fixing the plumbing in the middle of the December period,” he says. Fischhoff’s time on the neighbourhood watch prepared him well for the task he performs. While on a watch patrol, he became suspicious of a car and followed it after calling in backup. The car stopped and two men got out, attacking a pedestrian and mugging him. “My colleague chased the car and I went to help the victim. When I got to him, there was blood running down his leg. They had stabbed him, and nicked a main artery. When the robbers (tried to escape), there was just a wall of police vehicles and nowhere to go. I spent two hours in the dock and they all received a sentence of 10 years,” he says.

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ON DUTY: Volunteer Earl Fischhoff searches for stolen items during a ptarol in Sea Point.

The family man Balancing family life, work and volunteering can be a handful, but Fischhoff always puts family first. “I have dinner with my family every night and spend time with them. When they all go to sleep around 22:00, I go out. Or if they’re watching a soapie, I think ‘No thanks, that’s not for me. I’d rather be out there

making a difference’,” he says. He is enormously proud that his two daughters are following in his footsteps. “My eldest daughter Ashley is very involved with community work and outreach programmes at her school. She’s 17 and in the running for a gold President’s Award. My youngest, Robyn, is 14 and a bit too young for that, but she always asks me if she can join me on patrols,” he says. While he loves having the company of his daughter, Fischhoff is always careful to ensure their safety. Fischhoff’s wife of 28 years, Sylvia, does worry about his well-being, he confesses. “But I always go out protected,” he says.

All in a day’s work Auxiliary officers tackle a range of complaints, says Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith. Grievances can range from barking dogs to house break-ins, and officers can receive around 12 complaints in a day shift. Although volunteers, auxiliary officers have been trained extensively in the law and are able to carry out searches and arrests. They have also been trained to carry a firearm. “We’re looking to add powers to the Law Enforcement officers which will allow them to enforce the Liquor Act, search for stolen goods and enforce sections of the Traffic Act. As is, an auxiliary officer can impound your cellphone or arrest you for declining to obey any Law Enforcement officer,” he says. Smith hopes to increase the number of auxiliary officers to around 400 over the next year or two, with an intake of 40 officers every three months. Candidates need to pass a physical assessment and a medical evaluation and are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours per month. Application forms are available at Law Enforcement and Subcouncil offices. For enquiries call (021) 444 8235.

Allan Gray Foundation shapes student futures Do big dreams of a successful business fill your head day and night? The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering candidates that show potential in entrepreneurial talent an opportunity to develop as responsible entrepreneurs by applying for the Allan Gray Fellowship opportunity. The programme provides participants access to a community of like-minded individuals. It also presents exposure to thought lead-

ers, mentorship, entrepreneurial mindset development and full university funding. Students who qualify for this opportunity are Grade 12 pupils and first year students. Allan Gray Orbis Foundation CEO Anthony Farr believes untapped resources can revolutionise both the economy and communities. The foundation aims to assist and develop a new generation of entrepreneurs who are ethical leaders.

This will bring about a positive outlook on the future of job creation in South Africa, the foundation’s leaders say. Fellowship applications for Grade 12 pupils and first year students opened on Monday. Applications close on 30 April for Grade 12 pupils and 29 August for first year university students. V Visit www.allangrayorbis.org for more information, application forms and to see if you qualify.


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STEENBERG: FEARS OF EXPANSION

Drug dealing claims a worry TAURIQ HASSEN @TauriqHassen

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laims of alleged drug dealing unfolding behind a container at the Steenberg Station have locals gnashing their teeth. An illegal structure is believed to have been erected at the back of the container, where unsavoury characters have started loitering throughout the day. Trevor Trout, community worker and Muizenberg police Sector 1 CPF subforum chairperson, says he has received several complaints about allegations of drug dealing behind the container from residents and the taxi association. “Somebody needs to take a stand before this matter spirals out of control because, right now, the problem is (small) enough to handle,” he says. Trout claims drug users initially set up the informal structure. He says he recently witnessed illegal activities taking place. “The station is a lucrative place to sell drugs and it has to be nipped in the bud straight away,” Trout fumes. Some residents, who withheld their identities for fear of reprisals, say they have already spotted known drug users frequenting the area. One woman says the daily illegal activities have now attracted unsavoury characters from other areas. She feels her community is now “unsafe”. “That area is attracting the wrong kind of attention and soon you will hear about a problem with muggings, because they

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PROBLEM CONTAINED: Allegations of drug dealing at an informal structure behind a container used as office space by the Steenberg Taxi Association is causing headaches for locals. PHOTO: TAURIQ HASSEN

would want to steal things for a quick fix,” she says, concern etched on her face. Another woman also fears for the safety of commuters, as well as the area being labelled as a “drug hotspot”. “This is how all the problems usually

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PEOPLE'S POST | RETREAT Thursday, 30 January 2014

Money wise With the festive season behind us, many Capetonians have been trying to stretch their pennies to recover from excessive holiday spending. Experts say more people have requested debt counselling and in some cases consumers spend their entire salary fulfilling debt obligations. People’s Post readers share their thoughts.

WALEED DU PLESSIS believes credit cards and accounts lead to the financial downfall of many irresponsible spenders. “It allows you to buy now and pay later, but all you get is debt for a very long time.”

RUBY MADLATHU says people should save and budget for the festive season so that they don’t need to borrow money when the holidays have passed. “I had no worries in January,” she says.

CARLOS BANANGILE says previous experience has taught him to spend wisely during December. “I saved my bonus and now I am much better off financially than I was last year January,” he says.

LOWRISKA KLEIN says it’s hard to always pay cash. “We try, but when you need something and you have no choice, you buy on credit. Once you buy on account, you are stuck for a long time”

KEITH PAPIER says he avoided buying items on credit in December and is reaping the benefits of planning his festive season budget ahead. “You have to use your bonus and plan or you will find yourself in debt.”

ANDILE NCUBE says he is very stressed this month as he spent a lot of his salary during the festive season, especially on entertainment. “I could have been wiser because I spent all my money without considering the consequences,” he says.

MARLISE DANIEL says January has been a long month for her because she overspent in December. “As much as I want to deny it, I had to resort to credit. My son started creche this year and that also added to my financial stress.”

A chance to win with Tails Up es, you can even buy more than one ticket per draw. What’s better is that the Tails Up competition is limited to 2000 people only, which means that the odds of winning are great. To increase your winning chances, you can buy more than one ticket per draw. The competition has been running since July 2012 and recent winners include Andrew Pike from Northmead, Marianna Jessop from Timour Hall Estate and Patrys Niemand from Kuilsriver. “Each month, your Tails Up ticket will directly aid the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, which receives no government funding and relies solely on the public for financial support to continue our vital lifesaving work”, saysd LiseMarie Greeff-Villet, resource development manager for the society. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA prevents cruelty to animals, rescues them from crisis and distress, provides care and shelter for sick, injured, abandoned and surrendered animals, adopts animals into loving forever homes, provides primary veterinary care to animals from poor communities and educates youths about the humane treatment of an animal. “By signing up today, you not only stand a chance to win, but will contribute significantly to inspiring and motivating others to also stand up for those who cannot speak”, Greeff-Villet says. HAPPY DOG: Marianna Jessop, winner of the December Tails V Sign up today by emailing ‘Let’s Up competition, plays with Toffee, one of the dogs currently get those tails wagging’ to teleor call up for adoption, after she collected her prize money. sales@spca-ct.co.za PHOTO: SUPPLIED (021) 700 4171. Contributing to the safety of animals and winning money has never been this easy, especially not if it has to be done together. The Cape of Good Hope Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is giving away R10 000 to one lucky winner every month. By entering this competition, you will be saving the lives of precious animals. All you need to do is sign-up for 12 Tails Up competition tickets at a mere R50 per ticket. This will give you 12 chances to win as, for one year, your name will go into a lucky draw to win the cash prize every month. To increase your winning chanc-

V Steenberg: Christian Community Action hosts a community youth programme at Steenberg Community Hall every Wednesday evening from 17:30 until 19:00. The programme is open to all youths aged 10 to 17. Phone Glenda on 072 599 6119. Monday 3 February V Parkwood Estate: The New Life Restoration drug addiction support group meets every Monday at the St Gerhards Catholic Hall in Kestrel Way at 20:00. They offer support for both parents and addicts, and families that have been affected by substance abuse. For more information phone Shaun on 082 925 8026 or Gerald on 083 248 5700. Tuesday 4 February V Grassy Park: For a healthy weight loss programme, join the Tae-bo and hip-hop classes at the Grassy Park Civic Centre on Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 until 20:00. Classes will also be held on Monday and Wednesday at the Consiton Park Recreation Hall from 19:00 until 20:00. Phone Michelle on (021) 701 5061 or 079 941 0533. Wednesday 5 February

Friday 7 February V Retreat: Prince George Primary School will host a fundraising karaoke at Retreat Civic Centre from 20:00 until late. Tickets, at R30, are available at the school DJ Salvadore will be on the decks. Take your own platters and XYZ. Dress is semi-formal and red and white. Phone (021) 701 9200. Sunday 9 February V Grassy Park: There will be Sunday Madrassah at Kannemeyer Primary School for youths and adults. Learn Surah, Quraan, Fiqh, Tauheed, History, Hadith, Qasidah and the history of the Awliyaah. Phone Sheigh Shamiel on 071 976 4120. Saturday 15 February V Ottery: St Michael and All Angels Ottery will host a day trip to Club Mykonos. Cost is R260, which includes lunch. Phone Shirley Galant on 072 634 2738 or Edgar Manuel on 083 356 2712.

Wrapping a little fighter in love After delivering close to 700 Christmas gifts to children with cancer across the country, the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is starting 2014 with the Get Wrapped Project. This project aims to provide new, single bed-sized blankets to every child in 11 paediatric oncology hospital wards, as well as bedding to over 30 individual childhood canceraffected families. The reach of the project will stretch from Cape Town to the Free State. The public is asked to donate newly bought, single-bed, soft blankets. Donations will be accepted until the end of March.

Distribution of the blankets will be done in April. In Cape Town, 120 blankets will be distributed to the Red Cross and Tygerberg hospitals. “Children with cancer have very low immune systems due to the treatment they receive. No second-hand goods will be delivered to the Little Fighters, as this is the only way to prevent the risk of infection,” says project manager Mandie Erasmus. V If you would like to donate towards the Get Wrapped Project, contact Eileen van Zyl on 071 384 6573 for delivery arrangements.


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LAVENDER HILL: ‘LIVING IN FEAR’

Gang violence on the rise TAURIQ HASSEN @TauriqHassen

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he sound of gunshots echoing against the roof of Lavender Hill flats is one residents are all too familiar with. A gang-related shooting incident in Retreat, which claimed the lives of two people recently, has left many wondering whether the shooting in Lavender Hill might return. Community worker Clive Jacobs says residents are “living in fear”. “There is a sense of uncertainty in the community and I have already heard of a few parents keeping their children at home because of the shooting,” he says. Jacobs believes the answer to the problem is having the community and all other roleplayers standing together. But, he says: “This community is divided and there is no community participation taking place.” Lavender Hill experienced some tough circumstances as the gang-violence spi-

ralled out of control over the last few years, claiming several lives and injuring others. People’s Post reported on rising gang violence in the area, (“Gang violence picks up”, 20 September 2011), highlighting shootings between the Junky Funky Kids and Boston Kids. At one stage it reached the point where the army was deployed in the community (“Troops challenge violence”, People’s Post, 29 November 2011). Steenberg Community Police Forum chairperson Kevin Southgate describes the escalation in shootings as “highly concerning”. He believes police intelligence should be questioned, as warnings had been given to police about the random shootings in the area. “There have been people saying that the area is quiet and there are no real incidents, but that is not true, as there have been some random shootings taking place in the area,” Southgate says. He says the shootings are now especially concerning, as more innocent bystanders

are being affected. “Now that the children are back at school, the shootings are slowly starting to pick up, which is of major concern for the CPF,” Southgate adds. Fears reached an alarming rate in the community, prompting a meeting with General Peter Jacobs, then deputy provincial commissioner, at the Lavender Hill Community Centre on Thursday 23 January. Child safety and the lack of support from various other roleplayers in the community were the topics of discussion. Lavender Hill resident Edwina Richards hopes to “see more action and less talk”. She encourages further meetings where solutions are offered, but says very little is done in the end. “There have been numerous people saying they are going to do things to address the violence and the gangsters in our community, but we are still sitting with the problem,” says Richards. “I think the (courts) must think about

dishing out harsher sentences to these gangsters caught selling drugs or committing other crimes.” She further encourages police to consider deploying more officers to conduct regular foot patrols in the community. Kieyaam Thomas is another resident who would like to see more action and less words. He feels the problems need to be tackled at the root, namely that of poverty and unemployment. “People who are desperate usually end up doing stupid things and everything happening in Lavender Hill at the moment is stupid,” Thomas says. He suggests the focus be on youth, as many of them end up joining gangs due to the lack of sustainable activities in the area. “These youngsters join the gangs because they are bored,” he says. “They actually don’t know what they are getting themselves into and when they want out, it’s too late.”.

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EDUCATION: DRUG ABUSE AT PRIMARY SCHOOLS ON THE RISE

Hands of hope for pupils TAURIQ HASSEN @TauriqHassen

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ore than 100 cases of drug abuse are reported at primary schools across the province annually. It is this unsettling revelation which has an NGO in Retreat scrambling around searching for solutions, desperate to reduce this statistic. The Homeless People’s Sanctuary (Hopes) aims to provide some hope to schools battling against the drug scourge plaguing the communities. Hopes conducted a survey which showed that drug usage among primary school children is a reality. Hopes project manager Esme Ross says the NGO decided to step up their anti-drug drive after the survey revealed how rife drug usage has become. “Hopes project facilitators and volunteers visited some schools, (where) some primary school pupils actually told us how scared they were of their drug-using friends,” she says. A number of principals have been invited to attend a summit the organisation is hosting. They are encouraged to share their stories. Ross says Hopes will then share a goal-action plan for this academic year. “Something has to be done, because this situation is getting out of hand and lots of children’s lives are at risk here,” she says. A concerned St Montague Village mother,

WISER OPTIONS: Drug abuse among primary school pupils is of major concern and the Homeless People’s Sanctuary (HOPES) aims to make a difference. PHOTO: TAURIQ HASSEN

who spoke to People’s Post on condition of anonymity, has two sons at primary school. Both are hooked on dagga. She only found out when searching their school bags and discovering packets with dagga.

“They don’t have a future if this is already happening now, because that drug will lead to other things. I am afraid they will turn out to be gangsters at the end of the day,” the worried mother says. She is grateful that organisations such as

Hopes exists and fervently prays something positive will happen. The provincial education department’s spokesperson Bronagh Casey says all schools are required to report cases of substance abuse to the Safe Schools centre. She adds most cases are generally reported in the metro central and south districts. “Over 50% of the cases involved (pupils) either caught smoking or in the possession of dagga at school,” Casey says. Community worker Ayesha Davids takes her role in the lives of Village Heights youth seriously. She is determined to save as many youths as she can from the drug world. “Children are exposed to this (drug abuse) daily and eventually they become curious and want to try it out themselves,” she says. Davids has worked hard at trying to get teenagers to avoid dropping out of school and believes drug abuse is the “number one cause” of school drop-outs. “It’s really sad and I fully agree that something must be done, before the problem gets so bad that we cannot control it any longer,” she says. . Hopes would like to invite all principals to an information session at the Dutch Reform Church in Boundary Road, Retreat on Thursday 6 February at 11:00. V The education department has a hotline – 0800 45 46 47 – which offers counselling support and assistance. They also advise parents on the closest institution where they can receive further support and rehabilitation.

PEDAL POWER: Rasheda van den Hurk is supporting The Sunflower Fund in the Miles4Marrow Campaign. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Braving saddle sore for a good cause

BACK TO DANCE: Few people know Emile YX? is a qualified school teacher who has created a hip-hop school for youth from Lavender Hill. It has become Heal the Hood project’s practical hip-hop school, Mixed Mense. They will start their second year of a three-year course, created by Emile YX? of Black Noise. They started with good news of a trip to Washington DC in the USA in April. Last year saw Mixed Mense teach at schools from Monday to Friday, release a CD and music video with Emile, perform at various big events, participate in the hip-hop dance play, Break, at Artscape and tour to the Kalahari to perform for the Khoisan community. This year’s touring extends nationally and internationally. Mixed Mense will continue to raise funds for flights by doing shows at schools, teaching and touring in March. They plan to leave for the USA in April and return to expand the Heal the Hood network throughout the country, with a national tour for the African Hip-Hop Indaba. Schools, sports clubs and community organisations interested in Mixed Mense can call Heal the Hood on (021) 706 0481 or Emile YX? on 082 395 8125 or email emileyx@gmail.com. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The Sunflower Fund is opting for a different vehicle to get the message across that their coffers need your help. They’ll be chewing up the miles on bicycles to also create awareness of their work by taking part in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour on Sunday 9 March. And they’re hoping other Capetonians will do the same. The Sunflower Fund raises funds to enable the South African Bone Marrow Registry to expand its database of potential bone marrow stem cell donors to help patients suffering from leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders have the chance of finding a matching donor. Rasheda van den Hurk, who recently

joined the Sunflower Fund’s public relations team, is appealing to any interested cyclists taking part in the Cycle Tour to offer their support and help raise funds as part of the Miles4Marrow Campaign. Van den Hurk will be responsible for educating the public on the plight of leukaemia sufferers and help raise the necessary funds to meet the cost of tissue typing new donors to grow the registry. If everyone raised a small sum, collectively it could amount to enough to help pay the cost of R2000 for each donor willing to join the registry. V To get involved or obtain a sponsor form, contact Van den Hurk on (021) 701 0661 or email rasheda@sunflowerfund.org.za.

A call for poets to join in art project Mount Zion International has launched its art project with a poetry evening, themed Creative Approach, in partnership with local poet Chimnese Davids, author of Muses of Wandering Passions. The objective is to create a platform for local poets and those striving to become poets, to share their talents and create an interest

among youth to join this art project. The art project will host weekly workshops in writing, painting, drama, dance and singing. Once a month, participants will have an opportunity to exhibit what they have learned during the month. For more information contact Chimnese Davids on 073 233 2337 or 072 933 0052.


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Rezoning put on hold MONIQUE DUVAL @monique_duval

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n application for the rezoning of a Zwaanswyk Road property was put on ice last week. The application to rezone erf 10964 into four single residential portions was a bone of contention as councillors at the Protea Subcouncil meeting questioned whether the public participation process was followed. The application, which has caused a REFUSAL: Councillors of the Protea Subcouncil have put an stir among residents application for rezoning on hold until the public have their as the land was formal- say. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL ly used for horse riding, has attracted attention over the equestrian use and leased to an approyears and even resulted in an eviction priate horse riding facility. According to the report 98 objections order being issued by the Cape High were received. Court. The objections outline the use of the Before the application was heard, ward councillor Penny East asked plan- land for horse riding by the community. It states the area marked for equestrining officials to clarify the process before councillors looked at the applica- an purposes is not big enough. “This is of great concern as the facility tion. Several residents filled the council in Brommersvlei Road is no longer chambers while the item was being available,” it reads. Hoffa says the department sent the apheard. According to the report, an applica- plication for legal advice and were intion was made in 2005 to rezone the land formed that there was no impediment to to allow for the development of five sin- the subcouncil making the decision. East asked whether or not the objecgle residential units and a private road. The City of Cape Town approved the tors were informed that the application application, but this decision was over- would be appearing on the subcouncil turned in an appeal lodged with provin- agenda for decision. In response, Hoffa said: “This has been cial government. In 2011, the High Court issued an evic- raised over the years and a political decition order to the former tenant, the sion was taken to not inform people Swaanswyk Horse Rider’s Association (each) time an application came up. The fear was that subcouncils would get (SHORA). Another application was made in De- bogged down by objectors wanting to be cember 2012 and after advertising, the interviewed.” He further explained there was nothapplicant reduced the number of dwelling stopping the subcouncil to allow inings to four. The application was made by Tommy terviews if they wanted. Subcouncil chairperson Ian Iversen Brummer Town Planners on behalf of said the application had gathered much owners GE Property and Marketing. Pierre Hoffa, from the City’s Land Use interest and asked councillors to vote on Management Department, said the cur- whether or not to allow interviews. Councillors agreed to put the applicarent application was received in Febrution on hold and allow objectors and inary last year. In the application, the owners state terested parties to be interviewed at the the current rural zoning of the land is next subcouncil meeting before a decinot viable. They also state a portion of sion is made. Residents then left the meeting. the property will be made available for

New ways of reducing the spread of TB are being explored. This includes shortening the waiting period for results and access to treatment. The high prevalence of HIV has significant impact on the TB epidemic, says Mayoral Committee member for Health Lungiswa James. “Our target is to get patients on TB treatment within five days. This is calculated from the day sputum is taken and sent for testing until the time the patient receives their first dose of treatment,” she says. Last year 72% of patients at City clinics were started on treatment within five days. Council is now looking to increase this figure to 85%. “Cape Town has seen a steady reduction in the incidence of TB. Reported figures of TB incidence have decreased from 877/100 000 in 2009 to 705/100 000 in 2012,” James says. “This drop is particularly impressive in the light of the concomitant HIV epidemic.” The first new TB diagnostic test, GeneXpert, was promoted by the World Health Organisation in 2010 and South Africa was the first country to immediately roll out the new

test for all people who presented TB symptoms. James says this new diagnostic test was recently added at all State laboratories. “This test is not only more sensitive in diagnosing TB, but it also indicates whether the TB is resistant to Rifampicin, which will immediately see the patient being started on an alternate TB regimen,” she says. “The laboratory processes the GeneXpert test within two to six hours, so patients can receive their TB test results the next day.” James says previously the smear test used for TB diagnosis failed to detect the disease in about one out of three people and a followup sputum culture had to be requested, taking up to six weeks for the laboratory to produce results. “To increase the value of the improved testing programme, we will be identifying and looking at ways to address bottlenecks hindering patients from receiving treatment promptly,” she says. James encourages all patients who were at City of Cape Town clinics with TB symptoms to return to the facility for their results within two days.

It’s a long walk for only half a movie Almost all pirated copies of the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom which have been circulating in South Africa do not have the complete film. This is according to the South African Federation against Copyright Theft (SAFACT), which found when watching a pirated copy that the DVD starts with the first 15 minutes of the film, but then continues with the film Invictus which was released four years ago. The pirates have used the same cinema poster artwork of the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom as the inlay and cover for their pirated discs, to make it appear legiti-

mate. The film was released on at cinemas in South Africa at the end of November. The film is not legally available in a DVD format and the pirates are defrauding the public. Producer Anant Singh says: “We have taken every possible measure to ensure that Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is not pirated. It is extremely disappointing that the film is being targeted by pirates who are passing off their fake DVDs as the complete film. We urge the public not to support pirates by buying the fake DVDs.” V To report crime SMS 32211 or call Crime Stop 086 001 0111. Also email info@safact.co.za.

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Entertainment PJ takes audience on intimate journey was banned from radio and TV for a year by the apartheid government, and was encouraged by Nelson Mandela to continue her singing. She performed the song World in Union at the opening of the 1995 Rugby World Cup in Cape Town for a worldwide TV audience. Powers has shared the stage with, among others, Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Hugh Masekela and Lord Richard Attenborough. She has sung for Queen Elizabeth, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and sang at Mandela’s inauguration. Many of her songs have become well-loved perennial hits, including Feel So Strong, You’re So Good To Me, There Is An Answer, Home To Africa and Jabulani. But it hasn’t all been plain sailing and in Firefly, Powers takes you through her intimate journey, through the high and lows, rises and falls that have peppered her spectacular career. In true PJ Powers style she does it by performing some of the greatest hits in South African music with her trademark sense of humour. The show includes a mix of her well-loved hits as well as new songs from her new album Destiny. V Tickets are R90. Doors open at 20:00 EVERGREEN: PJ Powers takes her audience on a journey with Firefly. PHOTO: SUPPLIED and the curtain raises at 20:30. The spotlight is set to shine on SA singing icon PJ Powers when she hosts her show Firefly. The show will be at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar between Friday 7 February and Saturday 29 March. With a singing career that began in the late 1970s, PJ Powers’ career has many highlights. She has recorded 16 albums,

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lection day somewhere in Africa. An independent candidate. Government officials with the right connections. The will of the people. Does this sound familiar? Journalist and writer Hans Pienaar mined his experiences over many years in many countries to create The Good Candidate. It examines up-close issues such as democracy, the right to vote, and a free and fair election process. The main character, Raphael Tondoni (Fumani Shilubana), creates strikingly imaginative coffins – until the community, because of their trust in him, asks him to be their candidate in the election. Pienaar says he was inspired by an academic case study from Malawi in writing the play. But he has also covered elections all over Africa and has once even been an electoral observer in Angola. “We often assume those who take up arms are necessarily bad,” he says. But it may also be that they, indeed, are the democrats who found nowhere else to keep the democratic process alive. “In Afri-

ca – just as in the rest of the world – the man and woman on the street understands how democracy works,” he says. The female lead is performed by Zethu Dlomo, a novice at the Suidoosterfees. Her character, Julia, was once in a relationship with Raphael, but since then she started working as a prostitute. In the course of the events in the play, they meet again. Dlomo says the play delivers social and political commentary. “It is something between a fantasy and reality,” she says. She believes that it is the work one puts in prior to the performance that enables the creation of convincing characters – research and rehearsals help actors to discover the complexities of characters and lay them bare. Directed by Andre Stolz, The Good Candidate also features Mpho-Osei Tutu, Thulani Mtsweni, Welile Nzuza, Motlatji Ditodi and Siphiwe Hlabagane V The Good Candidate will be performed on Thursday 30 January at 20:00 and on Sunday 2 February at 13:30 at the kykNET Theatre, Artscape. Tickets, at R120, are available from Artscape or Computicket.

IDEAL CANDIDATE? Zethu Dlomo and Mpho-Osei Tutu in The Good Candidate.

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Headline acts for this year’s Mardi Gras A star-studded list of headline acts will perform at the Mardi Gras this year. This calendar event will be held at William Herbert Sports Grounds in Wynberg from Wednesday 29 January to Saturday 1 February. People’s Post is the print media partner of the event and also hosts the People’s Post Miss Mardi Gras beauty pageant. The entertainment line-up is enough to whet the appetite of festival-goers as all the Cape Town favourites will perform. A highly sought-after musician, Richard Ceasar studied classical guitar at UCT and is a well-know guitarist, singer, songwriter and keyboard player. Cape Town born actor, singer and choreographer Loukmaan Adams is best known for his collaborations with David Kramer and the late Taliep Pietersen, specifically his roles in the musicals District 6: The Musical and Kat & the Kings. Adams was nine when he played the role of Broertjie in District 6. Boogie Wonderland is a throwback to the disco dance floors of the ’70s and ’80s

when afros and bell bottoms were high fashion and big plastic earrings and shoulder pads reigned supreme. Seasoned showman Alistair Izobel is set to rock at this year’s Mardi Gras. Capetonians, brace themselves for this sensational entertainer. His career began when he was five and Alistair believes on his journeys he makes it his goal to impart his knowledge and to uplift young South Africans. His performance is inspirational to do just that. Wayne Mckay will be the MC. He has a long history as a stand-up comedian, actor, radio and TV voiceover artist in the entertainment industry. There will also be plenty local community talent, including the Belly Funk Belly Dance group. The fun activities awaiting festivalgoers include the People’s Post Miss Mardi Gras beauty pageant, the car show and the teen party Winter Wonderland. V The operating times on 29 and 30 January is from 18:00 to 23:00, on 30 January from 18:00 to 00:00 and on 1 February from noon to 23:00.


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Have a chuckle for a good cause It promises to be a night of hilarity when some of South Africa’s top comedians join forces in Chuckles for Charity. Headed by Nik Rabinowitz, the show will be held at Richard’s Supper Stage in Sea Point to raise funds for disabled children at Eros School, Vista Nova School and Alpha School. It will be held on Monday 3 February at 19:00 for 19:30. The night will include entertainment by host Eugene Mathews (Taxi Radio), and the acts for the evening are Irshad Mohammed, Yaseen Barnes, Kagiso D Mokgadi and the headline act, the formidable Rabinowitz. V Tickets, at R300, include a delicious three-course meal. There will also be a raffle for a one-night stay for two at a hotel. The draw takes place on the night, so hold on to your ticket.

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BE THERE! Nik Rabinowitz will headline the charity event. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Auditions open for Oklahoma! The Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society is calling all talented performers to audition for their production of Oklahoma! The lavish production will take place at the Artscape Opera House from Saturday 19 July to Saturday 3 August, and will be accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. The show will be staged and directed by Teddy Davies, with musical direction by Alastair Cockburn and choreography by Kyla Thorburn and Roxy Levy – all musical theatre multi-award winners. Set in 1906 in the town of Claremore, the musical tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie. Vibrant dance numbers are scattered

throughout the production, with a short ballet at the end of the first act. The society is looking for trained male and female dancers over the age of 17 who would be part of the full chorus and production numbers, as well as dance in the ballet. As this is a community-based production, there will therefore be no remuneration. Auditions take place on Saturday 8 February. Registration takes place at 13:30 at Room 551 at the Artscape. Dancers should wear practical dance wear and shoes. Audition forms must be completed beforehand and can be downloaded from www.gilbertandsullivan.co.za/aboutus/ downloads. To book an audition slot call Issy on (021) 433 0923 from 15:00.

ape Town fans are in for an international treat when guitar maestro Carlos Santana performs in the city for the first time. The shows will be at the Grand Arena from Wednesday 25 to Thursday 27 February. It is for good reason that Santana is regarded as one of the best guitarists in the world. From his earliest days as a ground breaking Afro-Latin-Blues-Rock-Fusion outfit in San Francisco 40 years ago, his music has gone on to transcend all musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. 1969 was a breakthrough year for Santana with the release of a self-titled debut album and the band’s emergence onto the global stage with an epic set at the iconic Woodstock festival. Almost 40 albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records, reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide and won 10 Grammy awards. He received a Life Time Achievement honour at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards and was recently honoured at the prestigious 2013 Kennedy Centre Awards in Washington DC. Santana’s most recent album, titled Shape Shifter, was released in 2012 and is an instrumental tour de force with only one song featuring vocals by Santana’s lead vocalists Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay.

V Tickets, from R510 to R850, are available from Computicket. The show starts at 20:00.

MAESTRO: Carlos Santana will be at the Grand Arena. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


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EDITORIAL COMMENT

Your vote

In the past few years the political landscape has shifted in step with a blurring of the racial defines of the old, unwelcome South Africa. This new SA is no longer a simple black and white affair. Come the general elections many South Africans will be scratching their heads before crossing that ballot box. The decision over which party to vote for can no longer be a “been there, done that” issue. Voting habits of the past will not come to bear on this year’s elections. You cannot vote by rote. And that could be the clincher that decides the way forward for post-Mandela SA. Your vote will have to be a calculated, well thought through matter. You’ll have to vote with your head and not your heart. And, to do that, the average South African will more than likely have to come face-to-face with the issue of identity. The announcement that Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele is the DA’s presidential candidate was more a whimper than a bang, thanks to rife media speculation which let the cat out of the bag the day before. Old and new bedfellows are finding patriotic vigour in their joint muscle as they vie for your vote. How the political pendulum has swung. And, with it, the mudslinging has begun as parties compete for your precious vote. Depending on what you believe, the announcement could forge the path towards “putting the race card in the dirtbin”, as Ramphele says. Or, in the words of ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, Agang SA is a “stillborn” party and the DA/Agang SA deal is described as a “rent-ablack” or “rent-a-leader”. The political smoke and mirrors already have some voters questioning the new bonds forged between Agang SA and the DA, and their loyalty towards the ANC. History will remind us that bedhopping and floor swopping is not so new in SA politics. But how will the voter react? Let’s wait and see.

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I live in the Lavender Hill area (and) am appalled at the level of loitering in the area. I fully understand there might be socio-economic reasons for some loitering, but surely not at the scale we see in the area. There are many NGOs and volunteers doing their best to keep youngsters busy and motivated. I take my non-existent hat off to them. I wish to address the parents and guardians of some of these youngsters – especially the ones who are a nuisance to their neighbours and the abusive ones. I pass the New World Foundation often. I am appalled at the number of youngsters who openly smoke cigarettes and use their drugs on the steps of this building, with impunity, and no respect or regard for the workers or the caretaker on the premises. I have seen some ugly and blatant sexual activity at night. I appeal to parents to please be aware of what your children get up to on other peoples’ properties. Many parents are aware and often pass their own children causing a nuisance to law-abiding citizens. I find this

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disgusting and blame the parents squarely. My view is that the parents and guardians of these loiterers feel as long as they do not see these youngsters doing anti-social things, they can claim to not know. In many cases, these parents and guardians receive a grant for these youngsters. This, at least, should make them accountable and responsible. My parents would never allow us to be a nuisance to any other person – that is the bottom line. Often I see police vans passing and they merely look at these loiterers. (There is) no stopping and talking to these youngsters; no warnings – nothing. It is left up to people like me to try and maintain order. I once asked a police officer why the “antigang” laws are not used. He said to me that it is “not effective”. Effective or not, these youngsters will surely be more careful if they know their names and addresses are taken down. OWEN SIMONS, LAVENDER HILL

The politics of religion Recent media reports have identified a preacher who encourages his “flock” to eat grass. This absurdity suggests that some religious communities take their preachers far too seriously. Since I monitor religious programming on TV, I am regularly intrigued by the disempowering agenda of some preachers. Even in some mosques, I witness preachers who use their training to undermine the intellect of the overall congregation. I often consider if some preachers seek to privatise God and religion so that they alone are entitled to speak on his behalf. Like many politicians, in the case of service delivery, some preachers assume that salvation can only come via loyalty to them or the religious denomination that they represent. Ask any Muslim, Christian or Jewish preacher if they believe the other will enter heaven and watch the agony unfold. Spiritual terrorism implies that people are hoodwinked into believing that any

manifestation of God – be it religious or otherwise – must first be approved by their specific preacher. With this action a preacher raises himself above the level of ordinary people and assumes unqualified powers. Religious leaders are supposed to be valiant and humble by historic definition. A shared reason for the prophetic mission of Moses, Jesus and Muhammed was to restore the bond between God and his creation. Moses challenged Egypt’s Pharaoh, Jesus challenged the unjust practices of the Pharisees and Muhammed challenged the cruelty of his society. The primary purpose of any religion is to bring humans closer to God and any preacher or system of belief that teaches anything else is deception. Mark Twain said it best: “Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” YAGYAH ADAMS

Local ‘Scrooge’ a theatrical treat Well done to director Lara Foot for her “Capetonianised” rendition of Charles Dickens’ Scrooge. Foot has done Cape Town proud through the local nuances portrayed throughout the play and set decor. The Princess Vlei Forum hosted the penultimate show, and what a feast and delight met the packed Baxter Theatre. The audience was garnished with luminaries which included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah, former South African ambassador to the US Franklin Sonn and (his wife) Joan, and MP Dennis Joseph. Forum chairperson Philip Bam in his address encouraged the audience to continue the fight to preserve Princess Vlei as a recreational biodiverse nature reserve and the response was unanimously affirmative. He quipped that Mr and Mrs Tutu may have given “dalliance the rein” in the romantic Princess Vlei setting during their early courtship days, eliciting much laughter from the audience. Marc Lottering, (in the title role) as Scrooge, with supporting TV stars Sharleen Surtie-Richards and Christo Davids, acquitted themselves well in their respective roles, and the local school choirs complemented the star-studded cast equally well. It was a memorable theatrical treat which I shall remember for many years to come. MARK KLEINSCHMIDT, KENWYN

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Change fishing allocation Over many years we have had a terribly skewed system of allocating fishing rights which has been problematic, with a very negative impact politically, socially, economically and on the conservation of our resources. Undermining any transformation in the fishing industry has been thwarted by the failure to recognise the historical exploitation (of) and marginalised black fishing communities during apartheid and the acceptance by the privileged groups that they have to develop a shared ethic that bridges both people of “colour” and cultures. The idea that the status quo of yesteryear can remain as it is, is foolhardy and could endanger our country. It is absurd to steep to the level of name calling, personal attacks, threats and lewd accusations when what South Africa needs is for solutions to be evolved through (an) effective participatory and integrated approach to dialogue, research, decision-making and development. Intra-conflict or political battles do not resolve anything, but only exacerbates the present morass the fishing industry finds itself in and we, together, should become problem solvers, not problem creators. Fishing policies and bad management all through the years have not produced the positive results hoped for and the off-shoot has been corrupt practices, depleted resources, habitat destruction, declining biodiversity, rent-seeking, livelihood loss, poaching and the decimation of the fishing communities. The way forward is a challenging one, but it can be overcome with the fishing policy – taking into account social objectives such as addressing equity, those who have been excluded through discriminatory laws or practices, food security, traditional or customary rights and implementing fishing policy that is human-rights based. Thus in the initial allocation of fishing rights the management have to set a criteria based on the principles above and include historical participation, experience in the fishery, reliance, investment, job creation, social responsibility and commitment to sustaining the resources. All systems – there are about 12 – require an effective monitoring and enforcement mechanism that must allow the authorities with the power to revoke rights which would be a powerful deterrent for those

breaking the rules. Assigning rights and management responsibilities to the fishing communities under co-management schemes has proven to be the best working policy for small-scale fisheries and is now being supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Facilitating a community-based approach to fisheries management hinges crucially around clear definition and demarcation of the concept of “fishing community”. Attempting to create a three-tier system within a community-based Territorial User Rights system is impractical and a grave mistake, as power to manage collectively is embedded in the local community were encouragement is a long-term interest in the sustainability of the resource, further economic development of the outer core of the people around them and the promotion of democracy. Most governments and public servants do not deal with the social, economic and environmental needs of the small-scale fisheries in a balanced way, and the implementation of their policy is rarely well harmonised (and), as a result, the fishers’ needs and aspirations are often in conflict. The objectives of fisheries management policies and practices must be made clear and explicit. If protecting and promoting the well-being of the small-scale fishing communities and transformation is an important objective this should be explicitly stated. To overcome the failings in our fishing industry it is necessary for the attitudes, skills, knowledge and the improper institutional consultants to change significantly and to rectify the wrongs of the past. We need to embrace bold, innovative new policies that will benefit the marginalised and poor people instead of embracing the old, unjust fishing policy by attempting to cover it in a new dress just to appease the privileged few. Our country needs all of us, alongside with civil society organisations, to crusade for fairness and justice and to reinstitute sterling family values instead of individual wealth creation. A fundamental change is required to transform the fishing industry. ANDREW JOHNSTON, Artisanal Fishers Association Letter shortened. – News Ed.

HAVE YOUR SAY! DRAFT CCTV POLICY The City of Cape Town is in the process of finalising a CCTV Policy. In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments, input and recommendations on the Draft CCTV Policy from 1 February 2014 to 4 March 2014. Comments, input and recommendations may be submitted by: • • • •

Fax: 086 542 0630 E-mail: cctv.unicity@capetown.gov.za Written submission: PO Box 6955, Roggebaai 8012 (For attention: Director of CCTV) Facebook: www.facebook.com/CityofCT

The City’s Public Participation Unit will assist people who cannot read or write, people living with disabilities and people from other disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments to have their comments, input or recommendation recorded and submitted to the City. Contact the following: For general public participation: Ruché Daniels at 021 400 1766 or ruche.daniels@capetown.gov.za For disadvantaged groups: Anele Viti at 021 400 1652 or anele.viti@capetown.gov.za The draft policy is available at www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay, at subcouncil offices and at libraries. For enquiries relating to the draft policy call 021 417 4150. ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER

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Work together to better communities The past festive season was a mixed bag of emotions, but the state of people’s personal lives and living conditions were again tested by poverty, the scourge of domestic violence and unemployment. The vision for this year should be “a better life for all” – as the government always claims – and the slogan that the City of Cape Town “works for you”. Over the (past) two decades no one has prospered. Our Grade 12s of a decade ago are still unemployed and nothing has been done about it. The general elections are looming. (While) walking the streets of Lavender Hill it was sad to see how our kids have to endure the hot sun with nowhere to go to. NGOs and other outreach organisations

believe black children are the only poor and needy children. Radio stations who collect toys throughout the year make their way to townships and informal settlements, where people made their living conditions a choice. Coloured communities do not get any preference or a visit from organisations or foundations because our communities have become the forgotten ones. My letter is aimed at the leaders of greater Lavender Hill area, as well as Retreat and Steenberg. Let’s unite to create peace, harmony and love among us for the sake of our future leaders. Look at our schools’ pass rate and see how much academic talent we have. CLIVE JACOBS, LAVENDER HILL

Hats off to wetlands activists On World Wetlands Day on Sunday 2 February the Western Cape Wetlands Forum endorses the wetland protection and rehabilitation work being done by groups throughout the province, country and the world. Without activists, committed government officials and skilled professionals who devote paid and unpaid time to protecting and retaining wetlands in all their essential and irreplaceable processes, more of these habitats would have been paved over, drained, ploughed or covered by inappropriate plantations or developments. Well done and much strength to your successes to the rehabilitators of wetlands

in the Western Cape, like Princess Vlei, the Philippi Horticultural Area and Verloren Vlei. And also to so many wetlands in other provinces and across the globe, where greater and smaller seeps, aquifers, estuaries, bogs, marshes, deltas and reefs all contribute to the essential element of life on earth: water. The Western Cape Wetlands Forum promotes, in all sectors of society, awareness and understanding of and the imperative to the protection and rehabilitation of wetlands. MARK ROUNTREE, WESTERN CAPE WETLANDS FORUM CHAIRPERSON


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Club rugby tourney launched LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT

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he Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) has announced a new club rugby tournament aimed at developing the region’s raw talent. Dubbed the Community Challenge, the tournament is a partnership between the WPRFU and the Boland Rugby Union. It will feature four clubs from each union. The WP clubs participating are Schotchekloof Walmers, Durbanville-Bellville, Tygerberg and Belhar, while Boland will be represented by Hawston, Ceres, Worcester Villagers and Saldanha. The WPRFU says it hopes the tournament will one day produce players for the Stormers. “The Community Challenge will ultimately contribute to the development of promising club players for possible inclusion in the respective Regent Boland Cavaliers and DHL Western Province Rugby Vodacom Cup and Absa Currie Cup squads,” a WPRFU statement says. “In the future these players could then also come into contention for the DHL Stormers squad.” The union also states the purpose of the competition is also “to strengthen the relationship between WP and Boland, since both unions form part of the DHL Stormers franchise”. The eight teams have been drawn into two groups, and the top two teams from each

READY TO LEAD: The Community Challenge, new a tournament launched by the WP and Boland rugby unions was launched last week. PHOTO: SUPPLIED group will progress to semi-finals to decide the finalists. Durb-Bell, Hawston, Tygerberg and Ceres form Group A, while Group B is made up of

Worcester Villagers, SK Walmers, Saldanha and Belhar. Walmers vice-president Moneeb Levy says he expects the competition to be tight.

“We play to win in any competition, but it’s also about preparing for the start of Super League A,” he says. “If you look at where the Western Province clubs finished in Super League A last year, then Durb-Bell have to be considered favourites. It’s going to be quite tough, but you never know – a knockout competition is a knockout competition.” WPRFU says the purpose of the Community Challenge is also to prepare the clubs for their league commitments and give them a better chance to qualify for the Cell C Community Cup next year. Levy agrees, saying the tourney players with another platform to develop, prove themselves and work towards joining the professional ranks. “This will be the platform where we will be able to identify weaknesses and work on it to improve the player,” he says. “It’s not in the hustle and bustle of the Super League A, where promotion and relegation (is a reality) and where a player may be dropped if he doesn’t perform.” The tournament will kick off on Saturday 1 March and the final will be played Saturday 29 March, with all four games played within Boland’s boundaries. SKW will open the tournament against Saldanha RFC in Saldanha Bay. The first games in Cape Town will take place on Saturday 8 March, with all four matches taking place at City Park in Athlone. Two games will kick off at 13:35, while the others will kick off at 14:45.

Top times expected at annual challenge LIAM MOSES @LiamCPT Cash, glory and a shot at the national title will be up for grabs at the Top Form Athletic Club 10km Challenge on Saturday 8 February. The 21st instalment of the annual race will double as the Western Province Athletics (WPA) 10km Championships this year and the fastest finishers will earn places at the national championships. Race director Alistair Kannemeyer says the course should allow racers to run personal bests with the WPA selectors in attendance. “It’s a flat, fast and safe route, with runners racing through a residential area,” he says. “Most people will probably be doing personal bests and the winner should finish around the 30-minute mark or possibly quicker.” The WPA Championships takes part at a different road race each year. This will be the first time it takes place at the Top Form 10km Challenge. The race will start at Turfhall Sports Complex and progress through different parts of Athlone, Lansdowne, Belthorn and Crawford before returning to Turfhall. To qualify for the national champion-

HEADED OUT: Milano United defender Junaid Sait challenges Roses United’s William Sekgobele during a National First Division (NFD) match in Grassy Park on Sunday. Milano won 2-0 to reclaim first place on the NFD log. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

Annual walk in honour of Tata Madiba The 27 For Freedom Walk will commemorate the 24th anniversary of the late Nelson Mandela’s release from Victor Verster Prison – now Drakenstein Correctional Centre – in Paarl on Saturday 8 February. The walk, hosted by the Drakenstein Correctional Centre, in partnership with the Drakenstein and Cape Winelands District municipalities, will feature a 50m toddlers

walk, 5km walk, 10km walk, and 27km walk. This is the fifth instalment of the annual event, which is supported by You, Huisgenoot and Drum. Over R30 000 in prize money will be up for grabs, while there will also be lots of entertainment on the day. Enter online at www.topevents.co.za or at any Sportsmans Warehouse store.

ships, racers will have to finish within a certain time. Both men and women runners from each age group will be selected. The top three finishers in all categories will take home cash, with prizes ranging between R100 and R500. The first 1 500 finishers will also receive a commemorative coffee mug. Kannemeyer says the race attracted 1 500 runners last year. He expects around 1 800 participants this year. “It’s definitely a draw card that the race is run in the area and we get a lot of participants coming from the greater Athlone area,” he says. “We would like the whole community to support this event.” He says plans are in place to make the race even bigger next year. “Our future endeavour is to make the race disabled-friendly, so that people with disabilities can participate,” Kannemeyer says. “We are excluding a large portion of our residents at the moment.” Entry costs between R20 and R55, and can be completed at Turfhall every day from 15:00 to 19:00 until Friday 7 February, and at 05:00 on race day. The race will start at 06:30. For more information call Kannemeyer on 083 403 3145.

HOWZAT: Montrose Cricket Club players appeal for the wicket of UWC Cricket Club’s Robert van der Ross during an A1 League match at the Vineyard on Saturday. PHOTO: PETER HEEGER/GALLO IMAGES


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A SWING AND A MISS: Crusaders Baseball Club player Aneeq Abrahams misses the ball during a Major League Baseball game against Athlone A’s in Grassy Park on Sunday. A’s were 16-0 victors. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

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SAFE HANDS: Athlone A’s outfielder PJ Williams takes a catch, as teammate Nigel Kerchoff, looks on during a Major League Baseball match against Crusaders in Grassy Park on Sunday. A’s were 16-0 victors. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

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glut of Glenthorne A’s players were named in the Western Province Softball (WPS) senior team for the annual National Provincial Championship (NPC). The squad was named last week, with 10 of the 17 spots filled by Glenthorn players. Nicole Fortune, club secretary and one of the WP representatives, says all her teammates earned their colours. “If you look at the past, when Glenthorne had just one or two players in the squad, we had teams like Westridge Yankees who dominated the WP team,” she says. “Glenthorne are the defending Super League and Knockout champions, so it can’t be said that we don’t have outstanding players. We earned our spots.” Five Westridge Yankees and two Falcons Normies players filled the remaining spots in the team. The tournament will be hosted at Turfhall Sports Complex, Glenthorne’s home turf, from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 March. Club chairperson Catherine Erasmus says all the players will bring quality and experience to the Province side. “They are all experienced provincial play-

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Dep: R9 000 & R995 x 15 Total: R23 925

AUTOMATIC

Dep: R36 000 & R1 424 x 36 Total: R87 264


Peoples post retreat 30 jan 2014