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A BLACKENED spot of sand and burnt rubble was all that remained in the middle of the informal settlement of Overcome Heights, after 60 people lost their homes in a fire on Wednesday, 8 February. According to Fawzia Cassiem, Overcome Heights Committee Chairperson, the fire allegedly started after a man left his gas stove burning when he left for work on the day. “The fire started at about 14:30, five hours after he left and by then it was too late to do anything about it.” Theo Layne, Station Commander of City of Cape Town’s Fire & Rescue Services, confirmed this and said the fire took 28 firefighters one-and-half hours to extinguish. “It was started by a gas cooking stove that probably fell over or overheated.” Fortunately there were no fatalities and no one was injured in the blaze, but emotional residents say they don’t know how to start again, because they lost every possession they ever had.
“I have nothing, I lost from where their home everything in this fire, once stood. all I have are the clothes Russia Kapu was siton my back”, says ting in his yard when he Mzukisi Ntsantsa, one saw smoke billowing of the homeless resifrom the shack where dents. the fire started. Lufefe Mzobosehe, “Me and my friend who lived in one of the were just sitting and shacks that burnt talking when we saw the down, was still trying to fire. We immediately clean up the area when went to investigate. People’s Post visited the When we discovered scene on Thursday. that there was no one in Mzoboshe was at the shack, we tried to work when the fire kick the door down.” started and was Eventually the men shocked by what he saw realised they had to when he got home. “I break the lock to get into was totally blown away. SWEPT AWAY: A boy sweeps up the home. You leave your house in the rubble that was left after he “We took a brick and the morning, but when and his family were left homeless. hit the lock until it you come back from broke, but the shack work you see this. It saddened me.” was already engulfed in flames. All we The young man was living with his girl- could do was to warn other people and try friend and 1-year-old baby but luckily nei- and save our own homes.” ther of them were at home at the time. By then, neighbouring owners of the Now the family of three sleeps at a fami- burning shack started to get their things ly member’s home just a few meters away together, but according to them, thieves
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saw this as an opportunity to strike. One woman says her television set along with some blankets and other household goods were stolen after being saved from the fire. The City’s disaster response teams were on the scene and provided the affected victims with food, blankets, clothing and building material. Most of those affected have been taken in by family and friends until they can get material to rebuild their homes. In total, 10 shacks burnt down and about 5 were damaged. Ward Councillor Shaun August says spacing at the informal settlement has always been a problem. “People don't adhere to the ‘3 meter’ distance there is suppose to be between each home. When a fire starts, it easily spreads.” According to August, they are currently working on an upgrading system. “We are looking into making things better for people living in this community, like fixing water problems, toilets and just providing better services. We need the community to work with us in order to make their living conditions better. It’s going to take some time but I believe we will get there.”
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Tokai Manor upgrade planned PROPOSALS for the future upgrade, management and landscaping of the Tokai Manor precinct will be presented at a public open day on Tuesday 7 February. The open day will be held in the historic Tokai Manor House, which now forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. SANParks has appointed a team of experienced planning, environmental and heritage specialists to prepare the proposals. The consultant team is led by one of Cape Towns’ leading planners, Derek Chittenden, of BlueGreen Planning and Design, and includes landscape architects Viridian,
traffic specialists Trafficon and engineers De Villiers Sheard, with Trevor Thorold as the heritage architect and specialist. The planning process to date has involved preparing a detailed baseline study, workshops with recreational user groups (cyclists, horse riders, dog walkers etc), discussions with heritage, local and provincial authorities, preparing a heritage statement and drafting a variety of proposals for the precinct. These will be presented for comment at the open day.SANParks sees the precinct becoming an important multi-purpose gateway into the park, accommodating both heritage and biodiversity conservation as
well as recreational and tourism opportunities. Park manager Paddy Gordon says it is an exciting step forward for the park as Tokai Manor has long been identified as its future head office. “We have already made great strides in securing the long-term agreement with Province for the Manor House and with the upgrade of the braai site which is currently well underway.” Two priority projects have already been identified. These are the upgrade of the TMNP section of Tokai Road (from the Zwaanswyk Road turn-off) to the Manor House and the relocation of TMNP’s head
office from Westlake to the precinct. R11 million has been secured by SANParks from the National Department of Environmental Affairs’ Infrastructure Development Fund for these projects. The site for the new TMNP offices will be identified through the precinct plan process. While this is underway, the TMNP Westlake office will move into Tokai Manor and adjacent buildings in March. These will serve as interim offices until the new offices are ready. The Tokai Manor Precinct Plan public open day will take place on Tuesday 7 February from 16:00 to 19:00 at Tokai Manor.
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Monday 13 February Retreat: The Steenberg Table Tennis Club is starting and practice sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 19:30 to 22:00 at the Square Hill Civic Hall in Concert Boulevard. New members and table tennis enthusiasts are welcome. For more informattion contact Mike Henry on 073 020 5143 or (021) 706-4609.
Steenberg: Steenberg Primary will be hosting a Valentine’s Ball from 20:00 till midnight. The event will be held at the school hall in Bassoon Street. Tickets cost R75 per person. For more information contact (021) 701-4293 between 13:30 and 15:30.
Saturday 25 February Steenberg: The United Reformed Church will host a day trip to Antoniesvlei. Departure time is 7:00 and all communtiy members are welcome. Tickets cost R100. For more information contact Dorothy on 072 873 3837.
FUN TIMES: Mardi Gras 2012 was a blazing success with Peoples Post as the media partner for this funfilled weekend that took place on Friday 3 February to Saturday 4 February. Photo: Supplied
FALSE BAY PUBLIC WORKSHOPS The precarious state of our oceans and ways in which to manage it sustainably is set to come under the spotlight in a series of workshops. Over the next few weeks special attention will be given to the False Bay region, given its socio-economic needs and environmental realities. A range of subjects including fishing and harvesting of marine life, tourism, the coastal economy, as well as marine policies and direct and indirect coastal user conflict are some of the topics that will be discussed. WWF-SA and the City of Cape Town have partnered to support the False Bay Coastal Conservation Partnership, with the following objectives: • Create a platform (the False Bay Forum) for stakeholders (civil society) to engage meaningfully with all governance institutions and have input into coastal management issues; • Improve the well-being of the marine socio-ecological system; • Support and strengthen local organisations and initiatives; • Improve collective management efforts; • Develop a shared vision for False Bay and use this to unite partners from several industries and interest groups; • Develop an Integrated Coastal and Marine False Bay Management Plan To begin this process, a public workshop will be held. Date: Thursday, 16 February 2012 RSVP: By close of business on Friday, Time: 09:00 – 15:00 10 February 2012 Venue: Simonstown Town Hall To Dr Eleanor Yeld Hutchings firstname.lastname@example.org +27 21 657 6621 Following the public workshop, a series of stakeholder workshops to facilitate further input from stakeholders will be held at the Muizenberg Pavilion. Date Time Topic Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:00-19:30 Tourism Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:00-19:30 Abalone fishery Tuesday, 6 February 2012 17:00-19:30 Net fishery Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:00-19:30 Line fishery Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:00-19:30 Non-consumptive users/public Wednesday, 28 Match 2012 17:00-19:30 Rock lobster fishery Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:00-19:30 Recreational fishery Members of parastatals, the private sector and civil society are invited to attend the workshop session that closely represents their interest in or use of False Bay.
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The Constantia Beneficiaries Restitution Trust will be having a meeting for all Constantia Claimants on Saturday 11 February at the Grassdale Senior Secondary School in 4th Avenue, Grassy Park at 14:00. Claimants must bring their reference numbers and ID documents as proof of claims. Please contact Marie Frans on 083 880 7397.
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Retreat Road a traffic hazard TAURIQ HASSEN
RETREAT residents are calling for traffic-calming measures to be implemented in Retreat Road, in order to make the roads safer for children and other road users. Retreat Road runs from Concert Boulevard, to Prince George’s Drive. The road is also at the heart of Retreat’s business district. Jeffrey Abrahams, local resident and business owner, has seen many accidents in Retreat Road, mainly caused by drivers using the road “irresponsibly.” He explained that the main bend on the corner of 6th Avenue is of particular concern, due to the number of cars parked illegally. “This road is really dangerous and I’m not quite sure if others are aware of this problem, but I work here and see the dangers on a regular basis,” says Abrahams. A concerned mother of four, Shahiema Galant, has been living in Retreat for around two years and almost had two of her children knocked over. In both instances, the cars took the bend on 6th Avenue really fast. Her sons rushed onto the road, running between parked cars. “They were still young at the time and didn’t know the traffic laws, but drivers must also be aware that children use these streets,” says Galant. People’s Post visited the area to investigate and found that side roads could not be seen clearly with traffic parked along Retreat Road. This made it difficult for cars entering Retreat Road to see oncoming traffic. Another concern was the amount of children that could be seen running between parked cars onto the road. It is an accident waiting to happen. Retreat Road has two pedestrian crossings found at either end of the road.
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Kevin Southgate, media spokesperson for the Langevlei Civic Association and chairperson for the Steenberg Community Police Forum, highlighted that concerns about Retreat Road have been around for approximately 15 to 20 years. “There have been several Traffic Impact Studies done but nothing has come of this. There is a very high volume of traffic using Retreat Road,” Southgate explained. Over the years, the association requested that robots be introduced on 8th and 1st Avenues, in order to address the large number of accidents. “Due to the lack of Traffic officials and Law Enforcement agencies, cars take advantage and speed down the road,” Southgate explained. “All our requests have fallen on deaf ears and there is nothing on the council’s agenda which suggests these matters would be attended to.” Ward Councillor Jan Burger was aware of the problem around Retreat Road and has already applied to have robots erected at 1st, 7th, Craddock Road and Concert Boulevard. “This has been coming for a long time, but the problem lies with the traffic department, who should be patrolling this area frequently,” says Burger. He added that an investigation was conducted by the City of Cape Town’s Road Department proving that the traffic situation on Retreat Road is “static”, meaning that the amount of cars using the road has not increased. “In Retreat Road, you are not allowed to park close to the bends, but this is happening, mostly because of a lack of traffic officials in the area,” says Burger. Southgate concluded by saying: “All businesses, organisations and the community should come forward with a plan to redevelop Retreat’s main road. This is the only way we would be able to restore Retreat Road to it’s former glory.”
TALKING TIME: Western Cape Premier Helen Zille took to the streets of Cape Town and asked people what they wanted to hear from President Jacob Zuma at his state of the nation address on Thursday in parliament. The residents took the opportunity to raise con cerns on various local issues which Zille committed to solve. Photo: Lulama Zenzile
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cility in the community and it has been expressed for a long period of time. “Many of the families who bring their children for treatment have to travel by bus and sometimes illnesses and complications resurface and they would have to trek all the way back to Cape Town. “It made more sense and would be more convenient for families to be provided with homebased care until their children are well,” she says. The Children’s Centre can accommodate six families per month, and children who are being treated at Tygerberg Hospital, Groote Schuur, UCT Private Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital, can stay at the hospice with their parents, free of charge. The City ensures the availability of the facility and the Out of Africa Children’s Foundation provides the expertise and care needed for its
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Network during breakfast ARE you thinking of starting your own business? Or do you have an existing business that seems to be going nowhere? Do you want to supplement your income, but are not quite sure what to do? The Haedons Training Academy, in partnership with Starfair Business Consultants will provide potential entrepreneurs the opportunity to engage with relevant roleplayers by hosting a business breakfast on Thursday 16 February, at Calling the Cape Campus, situated in Springbok Road, Athone (next to Joseph Stone).
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Come fly with Peter Pan BUDDING ballerinas and prospective princes will have an opportunity to audition for the upcoming production of Come Fly with Peter Pan!. It starts at 10:00, on Saturday 17 March at the UCT School of Dance in Rosebank. This production will commence at the Artscape Opera House in August, with artists from Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) and children from studios in and around Cape Town. Peter Pan, the ballet, was last seen in Cape Town in 1981, choreographed by the late Pamela Chrimes for the University of Cape Town Ballet School. This year’s version will be produced and choreographed by the CTCB’s Artistic Director, Robin van Wyk, whose previous work for younger dancers include Robin
Hood (2005), Beauty and the Beast (2006), James Bond (2007), The Ugly Duckling (2008), Alice in wonderland and The Sleeping Princess (2009 and 2011). Additional choreography will be done by Joel Morris, who has created several children’s works for Mzanzi Productions and other youth companies. Dancers wishing to audition for the production should be between the ages of seven and 18 years. All rehearsals will be held on Fridays from 16:00 to 19:00, from the first week in April, with additional rehearsals in the June/July school holidays. For more information and to obtain an audition form, contact Megan Koller on (021) 650-2400 or email email@example.com.
READY, SET, GO!: Sweat dripped from the foreheads of candidates when the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services held trials to recruit potential firemen at Cape Town fire station on Thursday. Participants had to do several fitness tests. The best candidates will be selected to go for further training. Here 22yearold Mario Stoffels from Mitchell’s Plain leads the pack in the speed test. Photo: Leanne Stander
Information needed on murder case STEENBERG Police are investigating a case of murder after a man died due to a stab wound to his chest. On Sunday 5 February, at approximately 05:30, Eugene Bosman died in the Retreat Hospital. According to Warrant Officer Hermanus Van Dyk, spokesperson
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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME: It’s the month of love and, along with the usual box of chocolates, flowers are sure to be a hit with romantics. Florists are stocking up to prepare for the Valentine’s Day rush, experimenting with bright and eyecatching arrangements to entice local Romeos. Here Cape Town flowerseller Gaironesa Ben jamin shows what she has to offer. Photo: Lulama Zenzile
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Andrew Ingram of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has been a sea rescue volunteer for 31 years. He says, “Many moments stand out like beacons, I was working on the rescue helicopter...it had been a day of false alarms, and then we got a report of a child that was missing. I get goosebumps remembering. “It was 30 minutes before sunset. If we really moved, we could do it. As we flew over, the pilot spotted the girl face down in the surf. “When the rescue swimmer pulled her out, her body was al-
ready stiff,” recalls Ingram, seeming to pale reliving the moment. “It was absolutely tragic.” “So much is simply a matter of education,” adds Ingram, hence the NSRI’s WaterWise programme, which has been in existence since 2005. Volunteers and Sea Rescue workers took their water safety message to 175 000 children in disadvantaged schools. “We are not teaching mathematics, we are teaching children how to stay alive. These children have nobody to teach
them about rip currents for example.” he says. Ingram says that they teach through repetition and in a way that is fun and easy for the children to remember. The emergency number, 10177, is turned into a rap song. Bystander CPR, which involves only chest compressions is taught to the tune of the song “Staying alive”. This version of CPR is easier and safer, and can keep a victim alive as long as it is kept up. Blood is pumped to the brain by the compressions. The programme is tailored to specific areas, so at Monwabisi they learn about rip currents, but inland they learn about river safety. In December and January the NSRI responded directly to 34 rescues around the country. Two of the victims had no pulse, but after 10 minutes of CPR were brought back to life. Children have a greater chance of survival, and interestingly, cold water also increases one’s chances. Ingram chokes up as he tells the story of meeting the father of a little girl they saved at Melkbosstrand. “I get very angry when we try so hard to save a life and the person doesn’t make it,” says Ingram. He explains that every single cent that is donated goes towards rescues. Nine hundred and eighty volunteers save the NSRI R250 million every year, making great sacrifices in their own lives when they are on call. They drop everything to respond to a call-out. Ingram even missed his daughter’s first ballet concert. “When I got home, she was sitting there in her little pink tutu.
STAYING ALIVE: WaterWise educator Ernesta Swanepoel gives a CPR lesson to a class of grade 5s at Hillwood primary in Lavender Hill.Photo: Andrew Ingram “We had been called out to save a dog that was being battered against the sea wall. When she saw photos in the newspaper of the NSRI rescue team carrying the dog in their arms, she agreed I did the right thing. “It’s not about a house in Constantia or a Porsche, it’s about making a difference. I really love my
IAHET bursaries up for grabs THE Imam Abdullah Haron Education Trust (IAHET) has invited students, irrespective of race, gender or creed, who are enrolled at tertiary institutions, to apply for bursaries for the 2012 academic year. After starting with a modest amount of R50 000 allocated to 10 bursaries in 2006, IAHET had by the end of 2011 assisted 138 students to the tune of R711 500. Like last year, 35 bursaries worth R5 000 each will be allocated to stu-
dents registered at a recognised South African institution. Forms may be downloaded from the website at www.iahet.com, by clicking on Bursary Applications at the top of the opening page. Alternatively, forms may be collected at the offices of Radio 786 at the corner of Lower Klipfontein and Murton Roads, Rylands, or at the offices of Muslim Views, 3 Hood Road, Crawford. The closing date for applications is
job.” Ingram worked as a newspaper photographer for 22 years before officially joining the NSRI. For information on WaterWise: eMail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 082 990 5977 For information on Sea Rescue contact Craig Lambinon: email@example.com or 082 380 3800 Tuesday 28 February. Completed application forms should be addressed to: Imam Abdullah Haron Education Trust. PO Box 44506, Claremont, 7735. The IAHET was established in September 2005 to honour the memory of the late Imam Abdullah Haron who was killed in police detention on 27 September 1969. The IAHET seeks to promote the vision of Imam Haron by empowering marginalised groups and individuals through education. For further information contact Fatiema Haron-Masoet on 083 367 8176.
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Floreat Primary Positive choice for teens reaches out for help LILLIAN AMOS
CORPORATES, business owners and community leaders were invited to lunch at Floreat Primary School in Retreat in an attempt to form partnerships to provide a better future for the school and students. The lunch was held on Wednesday 1 February at the school grounds. According to Noel Isaacs, principal, the aim of the lunch was to form a partnership with business and corporates, which could improve the school over the next five years. “Many of our learners come from poor financial backgrounds, many of them cannot even afford to go on excursions or pay for a homework book costing R20. That is why we needed to come up with ideas to raise funds for the school,” says Isaacs. The school called for partners to assist with paint, carpets, air conditioners, computers, learning and teaching support material and much more.
Peter Martin, chairperson for the Retreat/Steenberg Residents Association, was delighted at the outcome of the lunch saying: “This is what we need, we need to come up with plans to create a better future for children, and we need to form strong partnerships which could ensure a better future for schools and students.” Community leader, Pastor Mark Harris says, “Anything donated towards the school is something and anything that is donated will be appreciated by the school. We need to stand together when supporting this cause, because in the end, we’re not helping ourselves, but rather the future of these children.” People’s Post was present at the lunch and enjoyed the walk around the school, seeing the excitement in every class as we entered, watching the disciplined prefects directing traffic and welcoming guests to their school. If anybody is interested in assisting Floreat Primary School, contact (021) 701 2303.
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT: Students at the Floreat Primary School showing the adults how it’s done. Photos: Tauriq Hassen
THE City of Cape Town’s Council Chambers was brought alive on Saturday 28 January, when 350 grade 11 learners from all over the Cape Flats met there for ThirTEEN hours. ThirTEEN hours is a lifeskills program that equips youngsters with the power of knowledge. The ThirTEEN hours programme takes place one Saturday a month, for an hour, over 13 sessions. This year there will only be six seminars from January to June. The program’s passionate co-
LETS DO THIS: Western Cape MEC for Community Safety, Dan Plato and cofounder of thirTEEN cut the ribbon to start 2012’s pro grammes. Photo: Supplied
founder, Baydu Adams, who used to be a Programming assistant at Kfm and Heart fm, explains what the program is about. “It’s basically an interactive set-up where we ask a range of people from celebrities, sports stars, business people and many more to come and speak to the youngsters about subjects not usually discussed with them. We have sessions on career guidance, drugs, teenage pregnancy, ‘how to conduct yourself in an interview’, ‘how to open a bank account, as well as various other is- FAMOUS: Radio personalty, Wayne sues that could help them MCkay, Baydu Adams and rugby play somewhere along the line.” er, Conrad Jantjies. Baydu, who grew up in Mithchell’s Plain knows exactly Currently, the initiatuve is supwhat it feels like to be a teenager ported by the City of Cape Town on the Cape Flats. He saw it all; and the City’s Junior City Coungangsterism, teenage pregnan- cil. cies and drug addiction. He is tryThey transport the students to ing hard to change the perspec- the life skills programme and also tive of these teenagers. provide snacks for them. “What we want to do with ThirLast year, personalities like TEEN hours is show these talent- Western Cape Premier, Hellen ed youngsters that there is hope Zille, radio personalty Saskia out there. Falken, Cricketer J.P Duminy, You don't need to be a victim of Microsoft South Africa’s MD, your circumstances, dont be a Mteto Nyathi amongst others, atstatistic.” tended the programme. Asking adams how he and his This year, rugby player Conrad partner, Babongile Dlamini came Jantjies, Radio personality uo with the idea he says, “We saw Wayne Mckay, and MEC for Comthe struggles, and we wanted to munity Safety in the Western make a difference and give back Cape, Dan Plato was there to give to the community. One day their blessings and support the Babongile and me just came to- initaitive. gether and penned our ideas. Adams adds that the proWe eventually came up with gramme is still on the lookout for the concept and from there reeled sponsors. If you want to help, you in whoever could help us in our can email him on bayduadquest.” firstname.lastname@example.org. .
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Power trip THE power that leaders wield are not as a result of their positions, but stems from their power to influence. In the South African political landscape, charismatic leaders such as former State President, Nelson Mandela, effectively influenced and mobilised the masses for a good cause; the demise of racially-engineered Apartheid. Usher in a new style of leadership; firebrand Julius Malema. Whether right or wrong, revered or detested, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president has proven himself to be one of the most influential leaders of his time. This bodes both good and bad. Where once Malema was blindly followed, his popularity began to wane after he and other senior ANCYL leaders were suspended after being found guilty in November of sowing division within the ANC and of bringing the party into disrepute. News24 reported yesterday that there were signs of celebration of Malema’s failed disciplinary appeal in his hometown of Seshego, near Polokwane. The report stated: “Anti-Malema factions congregated at a local shopping centre and set fire to a Malema T-shirt during the celebrations on Saturday. Malema has become unpopular among youths in his township.” Malema’s story is a classic example of how the tide of power and influence can turn against even the most powerful leader. While the, now beleaguered, Malema is to stay on as ANCYL president until mitigation arguments are heard, with the outcome as yet uncertain, there is no doubt that Malema no longer enjoys the absolute power to influence absolutely. That said, there is no predicting the extent to which Malema may still be able to influence popular choice; whether he is in the pound seat or not. Ultimately though, a successful leader is one who has the ability to lead and influence, with integrity and responsibility.
Your SMSes Tax should be used for roads WE object to Tollroads as it is unnecessary and should be illegal. Government is collecting more than three times the amount needed to build and maintain our roads. It is collected through the 1989 Road Fund which is levied nationally on our petrol. ChandEcosense wrote a survey report for the proposed tollroads on the R300 dating 2003. (We still have a copy of this report). They stated that government collected R26 billion through the 1989 Road Fund but only R8 billion was needed for roads. This is more than 3 times the money needed. Government decided to put this money into the Central Fund. National Government then allocated each province with less than the amount they needed. To make up for this shortfall they then levied our petrol provincially. Why are these funds put into the Central Fund and not allocated to the roads for which it was meant for? But this is not all! We also pay rates, PAYE, VAT as well as car and drivers licenses. How many times are we levied for roads? How many times do we pay for our roads? If Government gets contractors to build our roads and maintain our roads, they should pay these contractors with all the money collected from us. We should not be tolled as well. Our petrol is already too expensive. The producer/manufacturer has to recover his
petrol expenses and put up his prices. The wholesaler and retailer has to recover their petrol expenses and increase their prices. Eskom is milking us dry while Government is adding their percentage too with the excuse of sustainable development. Sustainable development was meant for the poor (projects). Now Municipalities has to be self-sustainable. How many people know this? Before, your rates was enough for these services. Now you have to pay separately for cleaning, etcetera. Money is wasted on cars, travelling expenses, food, etcetera. So much money is wasted on unnecessary expenses and then we are levied with different charges and taxes. The rich can afford these prices while the poor are blissfully unaware of what is happening to them. The poor gets poorer and politicians earn too much. Outsourcing and privatization do not benefit the poor. Since Government has done away with different Service Departments, the poor worker no longer have a stable job. The poor only have jobs while the contractor is in the area. Once the contractor moves on, they have to struggle to put food on the table. Politicians who make these decisions enjoy themselves with their posh salaries. These services should be done by Government Departments. Only then will people have stable jobs. Imagine how much cheaper petrol will be without all these levies? FAGMI ABASS Hanover Park Civic Association
The common denominator: . Rondebosch Common is a public space appreciated and used by many for its amenities, just as are the several sports fields and open areas in “poorer” areas. The protesters aren’t more important than anyone else in the city, and as such have no right to lay claim to, or “take over” any such space and thereby obstruct access. Such exclusive action is the result of opportunistic greed and an attempt at self-enrichment by claiming high-value land and wealth for nothing. This protest appears to be politically created by those that lost the municipal elections and now want to disrupt the democratic process. The protest action is anything but democratic or equitable and should be opposed by the public – by force if necessary – to protect what is theirs from thieves and criminals. . With regard to the protest at Rondebosch Common: the protesters should wake up and realise that apartheid is over. It is the ANC government, which they voted for, that has let them down in service delivery and housing for the past 16 years. . Mario Wanza, stop using the poor and uneducated
people from Manenberg to forward your own political career. You are using innocent people to promote yourself and your ambitions. Why don’t you go build houses for the poor in the suburb where you live. Fed up from Manenberg . It is a joke that some people think that Rhodes had anything to do with Rondebosch Common, let alone thinking that anyone can take it over. No one can build on it, not even the City. Read the history! . Rhodes gave us UCT, Groote Schuur and the common for exercise. He lived in a gardener’s shack. . Pat says the common is a dignified area. Can we make all areas dignified? . As disappointed as I am about the Common occupation, I am disgusted by the moronic racism played out in the letters page this week. Building 500 houses on the “stupid” common is shortsighted and shows little understanding of what common ground means, but slandering people and referring to them as animals is unacceptable and has no place in any society. As a resident of the area I am ashamed that these people are my neighbours. . Why do they not use the vacant land in Rondebosch
East for houses? The common is for all of us. MJC under fire . The MJC and eTV should not be fighting. The boss of Orion should be shot down. Salie, Hanover Park . The MJC has failed the Muslim community! Please help – anyone, Muslim or not. The MJC needs help. Muslim mother . Does your reporter know what “scores” are? If she was there, and judging from the photo in your paper, you could see that surely there were not “scores” of people protesting against the MJC. As for Pagad, can they even do a fraction of what the MJC is doing for the Muslim community? I don’t think so! By the way: . There must be many gullible people prepared to part with their hard-earned cash, judging from the many expensive adverts promising anything from penis enlargements to winning the Lotto. Who monitors all these doctors? . I’m looking for all my former colleagues from One Penny, Che Jeans and MJ Holdings for a reunion on 3 March. Call Claudine on (021) 397 7009.
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STARSTUDDED: Maritha Williams, Imogen Smit, Shaleen SurtieRichards, Miss Mardi Gras Marche Williams and People’s Post editor Feroza MillerIsaacs at the performance.
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BIG SMILES: Portia Smit, director Hennie Van Greunen, Shaleen SurtieRichards, Imogen Smit and Jacquin Smit. Photo: Fahiem Stellenboom
Shirley Valentyn – anything but romantic WILLY RUSSEL
WHEN actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards and director Hennie van Greunen first met in 2007 to discuss the possibility of doing a Cape Town version of Willy Russell’s beloved play, they could not have an inkling of what lay ahead. After Shirley Valentyn opened in 2008 with “Nenna” in the title role, thousands had the opportunity to see the show on stage until it completed its run two years later. But tenacious as always, the ghost of
Shirley Valentyn continued to haunt audiences across the country. Requests still poured in, in spite of Shaleen and Hennie’s hectic schedules. Time was a major obstacle, until now. Cape Town audiences have the chance to see Shirley Valentyn in the intimate setting of the Golden Arrow Studio in the Baxter Theatre Centre, which will run till Saturday 18 February. Although Willy Russell’s original play is approaching the quarter-of-a-century mark, the universal appeal of the story of one woman’s journey to self-discovery on a road
that is poignant, funny and sad, still has the same impact on today’s audiences as on those very first audiences more than two decades ago. Between Shaleen’s exceptional acting skills and Hennie’s experience in creating shows that move and change audiences, this production will leave no one untouched. Celebrated writer/director/producer Hennie van Greunen has proven again and again that he has an eye for brilliant plays in productions like Die Hangkas Haas, Lyf, Op die vrou af, Die Tafel, Anna se Engel, Blougat, Festen, Die vrou wat haar man gek-
ook het, Die Naaimasjien, Janneman and Dinsdae by Morrie. With this play, Shaleen returned to what had always been her spiritual home as performer: the stage. After seeing Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine (the London production with Pauline Collins) Shaleen fell in love with this feisty, straight-talking woman who decides to change her entire life in mid-sentence. “I’m still going to play her,” Shaleen thought to herself. And now she is. So come and join Shirley for a glass of wine, a plate of Kaapse curry and lots of hilarious wisdom. Book at Computicket.
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AB TRUCK HIRE / COURIER Anything & everything. 073 339 1828 BAKKIE AND TRAILER Removals. Ph 021836 9460 or 082 439 2463 NO SMS'S! FURNITURE REMOVALS. Ph 078 6113 627.
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DSTV packages fully installed for R599. HD PVR installations from R2 299. Service call repair charge of R150. Ph 083 268 1213
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Carpentry BUILT IN CUPBOARDS repairs & alterations. ( 072 695 9738 SPECIALISING HANGING DOORS Phone Mr M Harris 021 392 2894, 073 2933 952
Electrical Repairs AA APPLIANCE repairs to all makes of washing machines, tumble dryers, etc. 40 yrs exp. Ph Alwyn West 021 671 5786 or 082 705 8103.
A.W.A. ELECTRICAL ( Allan021 392 19 73/082 708 5700 FRIDGE AND FREEZER REGASSING & REPAIRS Reasonable prices! ( 076 164 0700
JC ACTIVE ELECTRICAL Fully licenced electrician.Repairs to lights, plugs,geysers, installation of prepaid meters, main boards, etc. (021 701 3022 / 072 470 7658
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Swimming Pool Services CLEAN & MAINTAIN pools. Ph 083 494 3939 or 836 8208 POOL SERVICE and maintenance. Ph Michael 073 104 3575 or 021705 8851
Tiling/Flooring TILING + Lam. flrs. R40 p/m (084 978 9175
SPECIALIST IN SPEED QUEEN Repairs, services & sales All repairs done on site.(Donovan on 076 612 5170
HOMES, OFFICES AND SPRING CLEANING. Contact Veronica: 082 595 5858
PANEL VAN FOR HIRE ''LET'S MOVE IT" I do furniture removals or anything that needs to be moved from point A to point B. Glen : 079 079 2323
DECEMBER TOUR 26/12/2012 09/01/2013 To Kimberly,Sun City, Johannesburg, Swaziland, Durban, Bloemfontein & Lesotho (Maseru). R4 750 p/p. For more info call Enid on 021 701 4522/ 072 343 8872 or Hamish on 021 709 0117 /074 232 3739 133
ISRAEL departs 27 Sept and returns 7 Oct. For info, call Velme 392 0148/073 202 5776 VELME'S TOURING GROUP departs 26 Dec 2012 for Durban, then Maseru ,then to Sun City, then to King's Beach, PE. Return 6 Jan 2013.
Holiday Accommodation GORDONS Bay S/catering holiday accom. R800p/night. Sleeps 6.(079 522 4309. www.weekendescape.co.za
A LONG WEEKEND TRIP TO MOSSELBAY 2125 March 2012 Accomodation and transport and Sunday lunch included . R800 per person Contact Betty: 073 188 6942 / 021 633 7207 or Beatie 083 5599 415 / 021 392 9994
For info, call Velme 392 0148/ 073 202 5776 ZANZIBAR departs 1 Sept and returns 9 Sept. For info, call Velme 392 0148/ 073 202 5776
Repairs – Vehicles
ENGINE OVERALL, R1 800 Clutch overalls, R850. Gearbox repairs from R950. Parts & labour incl. (021 376 6014/ 078 875 4394 GEARBOX REPAIRS FROM R850 Engine and Diff reconditioning Contact Bruce 072 862 9882 or 072 318 7265
WEEKEND SPECIALS AT CLUB MYKONOS STARTING AT R600 PER NIGHT! Contact Suzanne 021448 2717 office hours only
Houses for Sale
Hanover Park R260,000 (next to old age home) 2 beds, open plan lounge, kitchen, bath & toilet. Tafelsig 250,000 (cash only) rental income of R± 5000 a month. Delft South R85,000 (cash only)Big grounds Contact Miriam 0848196541 TAFELSIG 4 Bedrooms, 2 toilets, R219 000. ROCKLANDS 2 beds, plus garage, plus 2 bed granny flat. R299 000 WOODLANDS 3 Bed, maissonette. R199 000. Ph 081 514 9409
PANELBEATING/ SPRAY PAINTING. Repair plastic bumpers, hubcaps, minor dents, ect. PH: 074 184 1564
RETREAT 2 bedr., single couple, no children. R2 200 p.m. Tel. 076 873 1507
Career growth is possible! Join Western Cape Government where we can do BETTER TOGETHER dutiES (kEY RESult AREAS/outPutS): • Maintain a high standard of neatness and hygiene in the facility • Responsible for the removal of waste at facility • Effective cleaning and maintenance of equipment • Cost-effective use of cleaning consumables • Provision of a cleaning support service to nursing management.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Western Cape College of Nursing, Surwell
Artisan Production Grade A to C (Electrician) (1 Year Contract) REmuNERAtioN: GRAdE A: R 110 865 PER ANNum • Grade B: r 130 593 per annum • Grade C: r 152 457 per annum (plus 37% in lieu of serviCe Benefits) requirements: minimum eduCational qualifiCation: An appropriate Trade Test Certificate. ExPERiENCE: GRAdE A: No experience required. Grade B: At least 18 year’s appropriate/ recognisable experience in an area after obtaining the relevant trade test certificate. GRAdE C: At least 34 year’s appropriate/recognisable experience in an area after obtaining the relevant trade test certificate. ComPEtENCiES (kNoWlEdGE/ SkillS): • Proficiency in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape • Knowledge of mast lighting • Sound knowledge of HFO boilers. iNhERENt REquiREmENtS of the joB: • In possession of a wireman’s licence SANS 10142 • A valid driver’s licence • A three phase electrician incumbent. dutiES (kEY RESult AREAS/outPutS): • Perform the necessary administrative functions • Assume responsibility for the maintenance of machinery and equipment used within the college • Repair and install in the electrical field • Inspect equipment/installations and control over tools and materials • Attend to emergency electrical failures or problems after hours • Take charge of the workshop in the absence of the Chief Artisan • Represent workshop at OHSA meetings. NotE: The Provincial Administration Government of the Western Cape is presently finalising an Agency agreement for the Western Cape College of Nursing to be managed in terms of its academic function on an agency basis by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with the possible relocation in the future. ENquiRiES: Mr A Parker: 021 684-1228 Please submit your application for the attention of ms S telemachus to the College Principle, Western Cape College of Nursing, Private Bag X3, surwell 7762. PoSt A: Mitchells Plain CHC (1 Post), post B: Crossroads CHC (3 Posts), PoSt C: Nyanga Junction Reproductive Health Centre (1 Post) (Chief Directorate: Metro District Health Services)
Cleaner (5 posts) remuneration: r 55 350 per annum serviCe Benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance. REquiREmENtS: miNimum REquiREmENt: ExPERiENCE: Appropriate experience.
ENquiRiES: PoSt A: Ms Z Xapile: 021 391-5899, post B: Mr D Binza: 021 386-1121, PoSt C: Ms N Vece: 021 692-3912. PoSt A: Please submit your application for the attention of Ms J Isaacs to the Facility Manager: Mitchells Plain CHC, 1st Avenue, Mitchells Plain 7785. post B: Please submit your application for the attention of Mr D Binza to the Facility Manager: Crossroads CHC, Lansdowne Road, Crossroads 7753. PoSt C: Please submit your application for the attention of Mr M Oktober to the Facility Manager: Gugulethu CHC, NY3, Gugulethu 7750. iNStRuCtioNS to APPliCANtS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or www.capegateway.gov.za) must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department. As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment. The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.
Closing date: 24 february 2012
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Page 12 People’s Post Retreat EXTRA income opportunity. Data works with or without a computer. For info, SMS name, surname & address to 074 456 0106.2 Ceeduct road, Wynberg 021 761 5897
SHERADON PARKSTEENBERG, R1800pm including water and electricity, for single christian person, close to steenberg station, no parking space for vehicle though. Available1 March 2012 Tel: 083 724 9029
IT'S A BRAND NEW YEAR START AFRESH NO SELLING, TIMESHARE, DATA CAPTURING ETC Your first step would be, TO JUST COME AND LISTEN If you can commit to that You are well on your way. Call Micheal: 082 221 1881
Separate Entrances PELICAN HEIGHTS Tell: 021 3964154 / 073 145 3329
PROMOTERS NEEDED Full time 6 week contract. Must be available 15 Feb 31 March ( 021 591 5113 428
Young Vibrant Telemarkerters
Vacancies Wanted DOMESTIC Sleep in or out. 7 years exp. Can cook.Veronica 078 737 7157. Refs 761 2069
ADMIN Global data research/ entry workers. With training available, with/without a computer in Cape Town. For info brochure, sms full name & address to 071 548 6944. GoWorx. 54 Main Road, P.E.
EARN + R7000 When you train with us in : .Office Admin (1month) .Call Centre (2 weeks) . Data Capturing (2 weeks) Job placement guaranteed after training. Deposit fee R500 Visit Cape Town 68 Bree street , Office 203 Call : 021 424 1230 / 072 918 2000
AVON REPS NEEDED (Michelle 021 396 2115/08 2 637 6559
ESTATE AGENTS REQUIRED
( Riyard on 083 420 8989
EARN CASH NOW Sell tupperware full or part time. ( Narriman 084 414 7444 or 021637 5932 or Zainoe 084 530 0300 WE DON'T REPLY TO PSE CALL ME
Between ages 18 25. Needed to join our fast growing industry. No experience needed full traning provided. Basic and Good commission. Contact Jolene 021 001 1013/ 078 432 9174
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VIBRANT SALES CONSULTANTS NEEDED No transport or previous sales experience needed. Free training is provided. We offer basic salary, commission, petrol allowance and various other incentives. For appointment, call Stacy on 021 465 7852 Terms & Conditions Apply
Tuesday 7 February 2012 SUMMER JOBS IN 5 ,, 4 , HOTELS , BIG SUPERMARKETS & BIG COMPANIES URGENTLY NEEDS! .10 Office Admin .20 Call Centres .15 Bartenders .10 Waitrons .15 Data Capturers .20 Cleaners/ Housekeepers Visit Zetaweb on 112 Long Street, 3rd Floor, room 311, Cape Town, or CALL: 021 426 7615/ 021 820 3654/ 073 219 8380
CAPE TOWN BASED COMPANY IS OPENING UP A NEW BRANCH & NEEDS TO EXPAND IT'S SALES FORCE! No transport or previous sales experience needed. All training is provided. We offer basic salary, commission, petrol allowance and various other incentives.
ATHLONE & SURROUNDS
FREE VALUATIONS FREE PROPERTY ADVISE Call our area specialists 021 696 4114
Community of Christ
CHURCH IN AFRICA
For appointment, call Andre on 021 930 9068 Terms & Conditions Apply.
Vacant Plot, Suurbrak, Swellendam 1047m² Vacant Pot R180 000
Badsberg Crenscent, Tafelsig Semi, 3 Beds, F/F Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge and Carport R295 000
EVERY SUNDAY 09:00AM 12:00PM CAR AUDIO AND SECURITY INSTALLERS REQUIRED AT SOUNDMATCH.
8th Avenue,Grassy Park 2 Bedroom House, Kitchen, Garage & Separate Entrance R750 000
AT WELTEVREDEN CENTRE ROCKLANDS (Pastor Allan & Mary Africa 021 392 1973
Call Parveen on 021 638 6302.
Cerise Anvenue, Goolhurst Estate, Grassy Park 3 Beds, Lounge, Open Plan Dining Room & Kitchen,Garage & Separate Entrance R680 000 James Rustin 021 7031235 & 083 626 1526
LUXURY & HARD BIG ON LOAD WORKING BECAUSE I WANT ALL THE PERKS EASY ON THE POCKET From an affordable
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Call Foton Parow on 021 937 7200. Dale 078 563 8617. Brendon 084 407 7096 *Terms and Conditions apply
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Petrol and diesel models • Single and double cab available • E&EO. Prices Subject to change
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LOTUS RIVER R760 000 ON 624m²
R795 000. Neg. Barkis Crescent. Neat, Spacious 3 bedroom family
home on 535m2 Erf. RYLANDS
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Lounge/dining, fitted kitchen, 3 bedrms, study, 2 bathrms, garage for 3 cars, storeroom, large plot. Spacious back garden with trees R1 150M
A MUST TO VIEW
R510 000. Neg. Rylands Mews. 3 bedroom T/House +bath, o/plan lounge and kitchen+ parking bay with 24hr security.
Spacious, neat, facebrick family home with manicured garden, has beautiful flow and lots of potential. Offers 3 beds, with bics in main, 2 bathrooms, entrance hall leading to lounge/diningroom, with fire place. Fully fitted spacious kitchen, leading to indoor & outdoor entertainment area with barbeque in both. Plumbed laundry, single plus tandem garage, ideal for business from home
R750 000. Neg. Welcome Estate. Burggraaf rd. Large 4 bedroom family home on 436m2 Erf. Fully enclosed. Secure parking. Sought after area! NASAN 082 770 7761 MILNERTON/RUGBY
R585 000. Neg. Chamois Street. Neat, spacious fitted 2 bedroom home with open plan lounge/kitchen+ +garage on 187m2 Erf. 2 minute walk to •My City• bus stop. Make an offer!
Mayfield Security Village:
FREE VALUATIONS FREE PROPERTY ADVICE Call the area specialist 082 331 3123 / 021 696 4114
Freestanding, 3 bedrms (bics in 1) laminate floors, fitd kit, garage facade. Close to Wetton Circle & Ottery Hyper. R720 000
Call Dorothy 082 429 6722 or 021 715 9185
GONA 082 926 2371
SHAHIEDA HALIM PROPERTIES (C) 082 579 6281 Email: email@example.com
MARK ANTHONY PROPERTIES
CALL MARK ANTHONY 021 704 2160 083 482 4250
View pictures of houses www.markanthonyproperties.co.za
Mark Anthony1 070212 1BAE9CV
(Large Family Home + Garage )
COME AND MAKE US AN OFFER!! Goodwood – Wiener Street (just above Milton) – R799 000 neg
Portlands - Hawaii Way – R379 000excl
Freestanding 3bed home (bic) , lounge, kitchen, bath/toilet Garage on spacious 500sqm plot
3bed home, lounge, kitchen, bath/toilet ++
Kensington – 3rd Ave (Cnr 3rd ave and 8th st) – R699 000 neg Neat 3bed semi, all rooms (bic) ensuite in main bedrm open plan lounge (laminated flooring) and fitted kitchen, bath/toilet, garage, fully enclosed
1bed separate entrance
Large 4 beds, bic, main en-suite, laminated & tiled floors, family bathroom, large tiled lounge & dining room, fitted kitchen, bars, security gates, blinds, 2 drive-ways, double tandem garage.
Weltevreden Valley – Martin rd – R359 000excl Freestanding 2bed home, lounge, kitchen, bath/toilet
Ottery – Carissa circle – R579 000 neg
Strandfontein Village – Agincourt way – R599 000neg
Freestanding 2bed facebrick home, open plan lounge and kitchen, Bath/toilet,Spacious yard, enclosed
Freestanding 4bed home, 2(bic), kitchen, lounge/diningrm double garage (tandem)
Grassy Park – Torbay Road – R650 000 excl
Westridge – Forrester close – R329 000neg
Freestanding 3bed home, lounge, kitchen, bath/toilet Garage ++1bed separate entrance
3bed cottage, lounge, kitchen, bath/toilet, fully enclosed
Bonteheuwel – Assegaai str – R269 000excl
Beaconvalley – Muurbal str – R229 000excl
3bed home, lounge, kitchen, bath/toilet, encl
3bed home, lounge, kitchen, bath/toilet, enclosed
Spacious yard (paved)
(House + Granny Flat)
Lovely 3 bed, laminated floors, tiled lounge, fitted kitchen, separate bath & toilet, enclosed parking + Garage, large yard +++ Large Granny Flat.
View more pics @ www.markanthonyproperties.co.za
CALL MARK ANTHONY 021 704 2160 083 482 4250
MARK ANTHONY PROPERTIES View pictures of houses www.markanthonyproperties.co.za
Mark Anthony3 070212 1BAE8YK
Tafelsig (Newly Painted) Only R239 000
Ottery (Flora Acres) R599 000
Durbanville (5 Bed Double Storey) Only R699 000
Lovely 3 large beds,spacious lounge, large kitchen, bathroom, burglar bars, drive-way. (If your combined wages is approx. R7800.00 per month you can buy this house)
Cute 3 beds converted into 2 beds, can be converted into 3 beds again, lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom. Large yard.Face-Brick and aluminium window frames make it low maintenance.
Large 5 beds,en-suite,lounge + dining room, large fitted kitchen, family bathroom, balcony + Double Garage. (Close To Wellington Street
Noordhoek (Faerie Knowe) Only R699 000 neg
Westridge R329 000
Beacon Valley R275 000
3 BEDS, TILED LOUNGE, FITTED KITCHEN, BATHROOM, GARAGE.
Free-Standing, Cute 2 beds, tiled lounge, fully fitted kitchen, tiled bathroom, braai +++ Garage.
SELLERS IN ALL AREAS
(Close to Milton Road)
CALL ANTHONY ARENDSE 021 704 0289 082 673 1503
(Close to Koeberg Road)
Large 3 beds, lounge, bathroom, garage, Grounds.
Strandfontein R550 000 (House + 2 Garages)
Montague Village Only R329 000
4 beds, mes, lounge, fitted kitchen, family bathroom, Garage (2 Cars), Outside room/Potential Granny Flat.
(Large Grounds, Behind Virgin Active)
WANT AN AGENT TO SELL YOUR HOUSE FAST, EFFICIENTLY AND AT THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE? CALL MARK ANTHONY TODAY.
2 beds, bathroom, open plan lounge + kitchen, garage.Large approx.680M² PLOT. Close To Shopping Mall.
3 beds, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, drive-way, paved yard. Totally enclosed.
021 704 2160/083 482 4250 OR ANTHONY ARENDSE 021 704 0289/ 082 673 1503. COMMISSSION NEGOTIABLE! MARK ANTHONY 2 10X4 31 01 12
ZEEKOEVLEI R1, 275 Million
BEDS: 5 | BATHS: 2 | GARAGE: 2
WEB ACCESS: ANDY 074 470 7068
GRASSY PARK R830 000
SOLDS BY U
BEDS: 3 | BATHS: 2 | GARAGE: 2 WEB ACCESS: ANDY 074 470 7068
EAGLE PARK R635 000 Andy 074 470 7068 SOLE MANDATE
BEDS: 3 | BATHS: 1| GARAGE 2
WEB ACCESS:KW1062188 Pool & Entertainment area ANDY 074 470 7068
Large 3 beds. large lounge + dining room, large fitted kitchen, separate bath & toilet, covered entertainment in very large yard.
Lovely 4 large beds, bics, mes, fully fitted kitchen, lounge + T.V. room, family bathroom, garages for 5 cars.
Cute 2 beds, lounge, bathroom, kitchen. Enclosed. Large Plot (311m²)
View more pics @ www.markanthonyproperties.co.za
Stock urgently required. Feel free to contact for a market-related valuation. Schaapkraal: 8 acres vacant land - R 1.895 000 Pelican Heights: 6beds, 3bath, 2gar s/pool, 940m erf - R1.550 million Razeen 072 619 8155 Fishermans Walk - Zeekoevlei “Under Offer” Pre Fab house 3 bed, lounge, fitted kitchen on 1 041m² plot in Fisherman’s Walk - Perfectly situated to build dream home and even work from home - SOLD BY US Grassy Park: In Rooikrans Ave, 3 bed, lounge, dining, bath – Big grounds 520m² – SOLD BY US Qualified Buyers STEENBERG/RETREAT – Stock Urgently required, please call Andy Derrocks, your area specialist Grassy Park: R830 000 – On 5th Avenue high visibility. Live and Work from Home. Modern 3 bed home, Main bed with dressing room, modern spa bath. Study, lounge with jet master fireplace. Family room with enclosed braai area. Parking for 8 cars, and lots more… Andy 074 470 7068
ROYAL CAPE R1.495 Million
RETREAT R725 000 NEW RELEASE
SOLE SOLE MANDATE MANDATE
BEDS: 3 | BATHS: 1 | GARAGE: 1 + Swimming pool + Granny Flat WEB ACCESS: KW1069682 RAZEEN 072 619 8155
BEDS: 3 | BATHS: 1 | PARKING: 4
WEB ACCESS: KW1072846 RAZEEN 072 619 8155
RETREAT R1. 695 Million Razeen 072 619 8155 SOLE MANDATE BEDS: 6 | BATHS: 3 | GARAGE: 2 | WEB ACCESS: KW1072846 PAM GOLDING RAZEEN 072 619 8155 10x8 10 05 11-1AQ2U1F.cdr
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Making a positive difference EVALUNET, a company specialising in developing educational software for schools in South Africa has been selected by Proudly South African to make a difference in education and the lives of children. EvaluNet was established in 1995 with two employees developing software to help build a brighter future for children. Now 16 years later, EvaluNet has eight people working on their team. “We develop educational soft-
ware for South African teachers and learners,” says Dereck Marnewick, managing director of EvaluNet. “Some of our well-known brands include GetAhead, MathPRO and EvaluNet XT. “We’re also highly active in the online space with our teacher’s monthly online magazine at www.teachersmonthly.com and our new online educational shop called Click2Learn, www.click2learn.co.za.” He says at EvaluNet everyone is
determined to build South Africa’s most customer-focused business. “It is an achievement for us when we hear how satisfied and happy our customers are and children’s school results are improving because of our software. “It was a proud moment for us to be nominated as a finalist in the Cape Talk Nedbank Small Business Awards and the Tech4Africa Innovation Award,” he says. Marnewick says they became part of Proudly SA because they believe in South Africa.
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SWING ING: Grant Emmanual of VOB during the Major League Baseball match be tween VOB and Durban ville on Saturday 4 Febru ary. Photo:
HOME PLATE: Claudia Co etzee (Strandfon tein Mets), beats a tag from Can dice Voges (Devon shire rov ers) during a major league match played at the Turfhall Park sports complex on Saturday. Devonshire won the match 65.
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Stephanian SC start training SAFE: Brett Willemburg of VOB is run out on second base during the Major League Baseball match between VOB and Durbanville on Saturday 4 Febru ary. Photo: Peter Heeger / Gallo Images
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Working up a storm LIAM MOSES
THE Stormers will head into their last warm-up match before the start of the Super Rugby season, against the EP Kings, with concerns about several key areas. Allister Coetzee’s charges have played three games so far this season – thumping Boland 45-14 in the first, acquitting themselves well in a 28-6 victory over the Lions and then losing 22-14 to a determined Cheetahs side this past weekend. The team will have been encouraged by victories in the first two games, and the narrow loss in the third match is not likely to bring panic to Newlands. However, it is still unclear where Gio Aplon will fit into the backline, how the team will cope without a top-class fetcher, and how well the midfield back-up will perform in the event of an injury to Juan de Jongh or Jean de Villiers. At the press conference which followed the loss to the Cheetahs, Coetzee admitted that he was unhappy with the defeat but chose to focus on the positives of the game. “It was mission accomplished in a way. We are all building towards the 25th of February. That was part of the plan,” said Coetzee. “You can clearly see that there are players who need a bit of technical work on an individual basis and there are players who are definitely there to do well in Super 15 Rugby.” “But I’m pleased to say that there is nothing wrong with the effort and the heart that I’ve seen. A few technical things - which we will work on. I’ve actually got more answers this week than last week.” Coetzee fielded a youthful, experimental side for the
match against the Cheetahs and included several youngsters and new signings at the expense of first choice players. In the forward pack, former Springbok Deon Carstens filled the loosehead prop berth, while youngster Frans Malherbe packed down at tighthead, and Rynhardt Elstadt returned from a six month injury lay-off to start the game at lock. University of Cape Town scrumhalf Nic Groom was handed a start, while Marcel Brache and JP du Plessis formed the midfield partnership. In the back three, club player Ederies Arendse started at wing and former Blue Bull Gerhard van den Heever was given another opportunity to make the fullback jersey his own. Coetzee said he was impressed with the performance of the newcomers in the backline against an experienced Cheetahs team, and singled out Arendse for praise. “That’s the biggest positive we can take from this game. If you look at the Cheetahs backline, number 9: first choice, 10: first choice, Strauss: first choice, 13: first choice, Daniller: first choice. “I’m pleased about a club player like Ederies Arendse. He had an outstanding game, I think he played well. And he has not been long in our system.” The Stormers were still without the services of eighthman Duane Vermeulen, lock Andries Bekker and scrumhalf Dewalt Duvenhage. Coetzee said that all three would return to training this week and could possibly feature against the Kings. The Stormers will start their Super Rugby campaign on Saturday 25 February against the Hurricanes at Newlands.
ACTION: Nazmie Conway of Vista High sidesteps Nkosinathi Xayimpi of Cape Town High during a touchrugby league match played at CT high school on Friday. Vista won 51. Photo: Rashied Isaacs
Touch rugby league kicks off LIAM MOSES
THE sixteenth season of the Jive High Schools touch rugby league kicked off recently when 23 teams from around Cape Town went head-to-head on Friday 27 January. The competition features players between the ages of 12 and 18, playing 40-minute-long touch rugby matches in teams of six players each. Matches are played at Cape Town High School with teams from across the Southern Peninsula participating in all of its four divisions. According to Labeeb Levy, the competition’s founder and assistant coach with the Western Province Vodacom Cup and under-21 teams, one of the main goals of the competition is to affect social change. “There are a lot of evils in our society, especially drugs. Based on that, the areas we target are Athlone, Manenberg, Mitchell’s Plain, Lavender Hill, Bontehuewel and Heideveld. “We also find a lot of talent in those areas.” The league features both girls and boys, and according to Levy almost half of the players in the tournament are female – a far higher percentage than in any other version of rugby in South Africa. Levy said that while there are similar touch rugby
leagues operating in the city, it is often too expensive to register a team and it becomes inaccessible to people from historically disadvantaged communities. Despite the league’s high amount of participation, this is the first year that they have had a sponsor. Cold drink manufacturer Jive will be supplying the competition with drinks and prizes. According to Niyaaz Hendricks, events coordinator for Quality Beverages - which manufactures the Jive range of soft drinks, the company saw the league as an opportunity to help local schools. “Basically, we want to try and get more involved with schools. From a corporate social investment perspective, we are really looking at education,” said Hendricks. “We felt it would be a good way to invest in education through sport. We are trying to uplift different schools.” Levy called on other companies to also support the league and what it is trying to achieve. “We are funding some teams to come play. We pay for their transport, which is not the best situation. We need a company to get involved by sponsoring the players with transport and/or kits, or even food.” “Get involved in the league and get involved in sponsoring the teams. If companies can sponsor bursaries, it will help to empower the players.” Levy added.
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