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The Princess awaits her fate ANDRE BAKKES
HE long and particularly winding road to determine whether a shopping centre and taxi rank can be built on Princess Vlei by Insight Cape Property Developers is nearing a conclusion. It seemed inevitable that the 9 090m² shopping centre and 100m² taxi rank would be built on the banks of the vlei, but a meeting of the City of Cape Town’s Spatial Planning, Environment and Land Use Management committee (SPELUM) last Friday has cast doubt on the matter. In 2010, the rezoning that was granted for the site in 2007 expired, and the developer applied for its extension. SPELUM is set to make its decision on the application on 14 September after taking everything – including an intensive public participation process – into consideration. The Land Use Management Department initially asked SPELUM to approve the rezoning, but “new information” caused it to change its recommendation. Reasons include that the shopping centre would cater almost entirely to shoppers with cars – as it wouldn’t be connected to a public transportation system – and that it would harm existing businesses in the area. SPELUM will make a recommendation to the Department of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP), which has the final say on the matter. Aziel Gangerdine, spokesperson for the DEADP, said last week that the province is not yet involved,
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A petition against the development raised more than 1 800 signatures, with people from as far as Fish Hoek adding their names. The vlei is one of only a few on the peninsula, and it has a rich history believed to date to the 1500s, when the Khoisan occupied the land. Cochrane says the land was once classified as a dump site, but during a massive environmental drive under the banner of “Dressing the Princess”, environmentalists planted 7 000 plants and 400 indigenous trees in just in two and a half years. “Now more than 80% of the vlei
is indigenous,” Cochrane explains. Unlike the 2007 rezoning application, the planning study for the developer’s 2010 rezoning application was conducted in partnership with residents – a move that has garnered praise from Cochrane and Phillip Bam, deputy chairperson of the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance and chairperson of the Lotus River, Ottery and Grassy Park Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association. Says Bam, “Public participation is very important, and we are very happy that the authorities have taken it on board.” The Land Use Management De-
partment’s report, presented to SPELUM on Friday, states: “This department is not opposed to the principle of development taking place at Princess Vlei. “However, unlike the proposed shopping centre, such development must be of an appropriate nature and scale, to be supportive of the improvement of the area.” Cochrane has also proposed a plan for development, which includes a Khoi overnight village, a memorial hall, a craft market, toilet facilities and an open-air venue that could host a concert for 30 000 people.
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ESSENTIAL: “Inua”, presented by Jori Snell of the Baba Yaga Theatre in Denmark, will present the search for the inua (essence) of all things spiritual, emotional and physical in a piece of intensive physical theatre that combines multimedia imagery and sound with the subtleties of physical movement at Observatory’s Magnet Theatre this evening (Tuesday). “In a timeless space, a woman sets off on a shapeshifting journey, meeting arctic creatures and the untamed forces of nature,” a spokesperson says of the work, which is inspired by Scandinavian and Greenland landscapes. “Inua” starts this evening at 19:30, tomorrow at 19:00, Friday at 09:30, and Saturday at 20:00. It is suitable for all ages. Tickets cost R50 via Computicket. Photo: Niklas Zimmer
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and that he could only comment once all documentation has been sent by the City. Before any decision is made, however, the SPELUM committee is to hear an appeal from the developer, which claims the City took too long to extend the zoning approval. Neville Thornton, a director at Insight Cape Property Developers, declined to comment on the matter when approached by People’s Post. The process that led to the present situation was long and complicated, as Graham Noble from the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance says: “At the City’s expense, a very poor scoping study” – exploring the suitability of the development – “was carried out in 2004. This failed, above all, to identify the cultural and recreational value of this public open space. Instead, the City suggested that building a shopping centre might be the only way to protect from criminals, prostitutes and drug dealers.” He continues, “In 2006, the City established that the original vegetation had been Cape Flats sand fynbos, South Africa’s most critically endangered vegetation, and put the site on the Biodiversity Network, but they failed to tell SPELUM. “In 2008, SPELUM approved the rezoning of the site from public open space to commercial, something they presumably would not have done if they had known about its conservation value.” Environmentalists and community organisations have been raising objections since the development was put forward in 2002, and Kelvin Cochrane, spokesperson for the Friends of Princess Vlei, says “98% of the residents” in the vicinity oppose the development.
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Your country is your success THE pursuit of patriotism as part of the Proudly South African campaign’s key mandate to create jobs in South Africa is a factor itself for attracting competent and passionate talent. “We pride ourselves in having some of the biggest and best recruitment companies registered as Proudly SA members,” says Vusi Sithole, executive manager for human resources and administration for the Proudly SA campaign. “This makes it easier to attract and recruit the right candidates from the market. Our market-related salaries, with additional value propositions to the right candidate, support our recruitment strategy.” Sithole says Proudly SA invests deliberately in its staff as they are seen as partners in the organisation’s work. “We insist that our personnel are patriotic about South Africa; they must have an internal drive and passion to serve our company and, subsequently, our country. “We look for people who take initiative, and who strive for excellence. We value excellent communicators and diligent team players who have potential to grow within our organisation.” He says the most important attributes preceding formal qualifications include a productivity-driven approach, a hard-working attitude, good people skills and above-average computer competency. Relevant post-matric qualifications and experience are required for most positions. “Take the time to thoroughly research the industry in which you pursue a career placement,” Sithole advises. “Do the same with specific companies in that industry; explore the entrance opportunities they have, including their internship openings. “Package your CV so that it clearly outlines your skills, abilities, attributes, growth potential, aptitude and personal
strengths. It is equally important to sell this package together with your personality traits and other achievements. “Proofread your CV thoroughly before sending it out anywhere, and always include at least three contactable references and your correct contact details. Remember that HR departments get bombarded with loads of CVs. It is therefore important to send a neat, legible and self-explanatory CV to attract their attention – nothing too fancy or cluttered.” Candidates, Sithole continues, need to research the company’s vision and key objectives, and take the time to get a sense of its organisational culture before they can sell themselves. For a candidate even to be considered for the next round of interviews, they should be passionate and patriotic about the Proudly SA campaign’s mission. Sithole says Proudly South African has “not really been affected by the skills crisis”. “The Proudly South African internship programme has always given us a competitive edge to respond to immediate personnel losses as a stop gap measure. “Ninety percent of our all our former interns have either been fully appointed internally or elsewhere, again showcasing our contribution and commitment to create jobs in South Africa.”
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Burial space a grave concern TAURIQ HASSEN
NOTHER extension to the Klip Road Cemetery is on the cards – much to the dissatisfaction of residents, as the addition would mean the loss of more public space. Today (Tuesday) is the final day for residents to lodge their objections to the second phase of the extension. The proposed development forms part of the City of Cape Town’s plan to create more capacity for burials at the Klip Road facility, as space is rapidly running out. As part of the first phase, additional space was cleared for the introduction of more graves in 2009, but City officials say this space is almost full. The new space, if the proposal is accepted, will be fenced off and landscaped on the cemetery’s perimeter, with trees and raised berms on the Prince George Drive entrance used to “soften the entrance to the area”. If approval is granted, the extension will be scheduled for completion by June 2013. However, locals say the extension is “not needed”, and that the cemetery already makes the entrance to Grassy Park look “disgusting”. Resident Neil Jacobus, who has worked as an undertaker for 45 years, believes the cemetery will run out of burial space in four years. “If you go to areas such as Mitchell’s Plain, you will find that they have no burial facilities, and they use Klip Road, which is clearly becoming too full,” says Jacobus. He also says funeral processions leaving the cemetery cause traffic jams, which he blames on “poor planning” by the City. Councillor Tandeka Gqada, Mayoral Committee member for Community Services, says the cemetery is being “filled up fast”, and there is “possibly room for another year of burials”. She explains that an average of around 100 burials a month take place at the cemetery due to the community’s preference for burials over cremation. “If the cemetery is not extended, people in the community will be forced to make use of cemeteries as far afield as Atlantis, because neighbouring cemeteries are also filling up. There is always a need for additional burial space.” Lotus River, Ottery and Grassy Park Residents’ Association (Logra) chairperson Phillip Bam says a number of residents are concerned about losing the public space. People would rather use the space for dog walking, jogging and community events,
Bam says. “The organisation has consulted the residents about this matter, and we received diverse responses regarding the extension to the cemetery, but a majority of the residents felt that the extension was not needed, and they would rather keep their public open space.” Gqada says residents can view the proposal’s basic assessment report at their local libraries. Bam also mentions that his association made copies of the report and hand-delivered these to mail boxes around the area. “We are asking that council assess other options, but get back to the residents and discuss the issue so that all possible avenues can be explored by both council and residents,” says Bam. Logra has also given the thumbs-down to using mausoleums after council completed a R2 million pilot project to test the feasibility of the space-saving structures in Maitland. “The success of this project will inform the City’s decision to build more mausoleums, and we are also exploring the option of modular surface graves in areas where in-ground burial is not viable due to the high water table,” said Gqada. But Bam is clear on the matter: “We do not want to create hiding spaces for criminals, so this is not an option,” he says. Gqada says a decision will be taken on the extension of the Klip Road cemetery two months from now. Comments can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; use the reference code “E12/2/4/I-A5/196-2014/11”.
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MOON GAZING: Thousands of Muslims from across the Cape Peninsula made their way to choice vantage points late on Monday last week – with one of the biggest congregations alighting at Three Anchor Bay in Sea Point – to see whether the holy month of Ramadaan would come to an end with the sighting of the moon. The moon did not show its face, however, so fasting continued until Wednesday. Shuaib Appleby from the Muslim Judicial Council says the sighting of the new moon not only ushers in a new month and the end of Ramadaan, but brings with it hope of new blessings and goodwill. Photo: Yunus Mohamed
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Do you have what it takes? TERESA FISCHER
LEAVING home is a difficult enough time for young people, but imagine what it would be like if you had no safety net to fall back on if things were to go wrong. This is the reality for thousands of youths in children’s homes across South Africa – when they turn 18, their government funding stops, and they are forced to make it on their own. Often placed in homes for their own safety, these youngsters are generally ill-equipped for independent living. Many of them end up on the streets or in prison, says Michelle Potter, co-founder of SAYES (South African Youth Education for Sustainability). But there is hope for them,
thanks to the Transition to Independent Living Programme, which matches each young person with their very own mentor. In addition to being a positive role model, mentors offer friendship and guidance – and the opportunity to trust again. Potter first visited South Africa from England in 2005, at the age of 38. She volunteered as a soccer coach for young men in Khayelitsha, and fell in love with the place and its people. “I was 29 before I first kicked a ball!” she laughs, but explains she later trained to be a coach. It was during a football trip to London she had organised for 16 youngsters that she became aware of their plight – one of the youths revealed to her his fears of leaving the home at the age of 18. At the time she was studying to be a
TEAM WORK: Cecil Bester and Andrew Planting (former mentor, and now chair of the SAYES board). Bester did a football coaching course, and is now a coach at a primary school.
teacher in London, but gave everything up to move to SA in 2008. She started SA-YES with a neighbour she had in Notting Hill – none other than “X-Files” actress Gillian Anderson. “I saw her picture in a newspaper one day,” Potter says, explaining that before this she’d had no idea she was living next to the star. The two went on to become good friends. Potter says Anderson walked with her every step of the way, helping to raise funds for the organisation and putting her in touch with friends in SA. These days, SA-YES works in partnerships with several homes in Cape SUCCESS STORY: Masakhane Mdende Town, including Beth Uri- and John Harding. Mdednde is now work el, Marsh Memorial, ing as a chef at Aubergine. Photo: Supplied Heatherdale and Girls’ and Boys’ Town. And now, you have an 26, and it is crucial that they are opportunity to make a difference: empathetic and able to listen. SA-YES is looking for 40 mentors There is also a strict policy to be friends with 40 youths next against giving gifts. “We keep it year – developing again on the pro- very real,” Potter elaborates. “Begramme’s initial grouping of 15. ing a mentor is not about treating Each youngster is matched with a – it is about being a friend.” volunteer mentor for one year, Two presentations about what and both parties must be equally being a mentor involves will be committed to the programme. given on Tuesday 13 september Mentors must commit to at least and Monday 19 September, both at one hour a week. 18:15 at the Marsh Memorial chil“The mentors just blow me dren’s home in Rondebosch. away,” says Potter, who still finds Training for mentors starts in it incredible that busy people with October. If you’re interested in their own families give so gener- finding out more, contact Michelle ously of their time. on (021) 788-3807 or email Mentors, who are carefully email@example.com. Alternascreened by YES-SA, must be over tively, visit sa-yes.com.
The beat goes on THE Cape Flats Youth Development (CFYD) will hold its first klops kamer – a meeting of minstrel troupes – on Sunday 11 September at Carol
Court in Heideveld, starting at 15:00. For further information contact David Jackson on (021) 507-6700 or 079 848 6991.
THE origin of the superstition that breaking a mirror causes seven years of bad luck can be traced back to the Romans, who were the first to create glass mirrors. The Romans, along with the Greek,
Mountain matters THERE will be a free presentation on climbing Kilimanjaro at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Rondebosch on Thursday at 18:00. “You will find out everything you need to know about climbing this iconic mountain from two experienced guides from African Outdoor Adventures,” a spokesperson says. “Live your dream and climb the highest free standing mountain in the world!” Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Paul on 083 788 2230 for catering purposes.
Boost your business THE next small, medium and micro enterprise meeting takes place in the Central Library’s Old Drill Hall, on the corner of Darling and Parade Streets in the CBD, from 07:15 to 09:00 on Thursday 15 September. Danie Steyn, who manages the City’s supplier database, will present a talk on “Doing Business with the City of Cape Town”. An opportunity to network will be available before the talk, which starts at 07:40. The R15 entrance fee includes a light buffet-style breakfast sponsored by the Friends of Central Library. To book phone (021) 467-1542, SMS to 083 539 8442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP before 13 September to secure a place, as seating in the seminar room is limited
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Be a Tourist in Your City – see Cape Point!
September is Tourism Month and in celebration of World Tourism Day on 27 September 2011 with its fascinating theme, tourism linking cultures, Cape Town Tourism and a host of partnering attractions are bringing you My Cape Town; a month in which locals are encouraged to explore and enjoy the beautiful Mother City through special offers, discounted vouchers and exciting events. Situated at the tip of the Cape Peninsula, My Cape Town partner, Cape Point, lies within the vast Table Mountain National Park. The park encompasses an incredible 7750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna, including SA's indigenous fynbos; however, the natural beauty of Cape Point is not its sole attraction. Cape Point is also an historic maritime icon. Aptly named the 'Cape of Storms' by Bartolomeu Dias, the Portuguese explorer, the many shipwrecks that litter the coastline are testimony to the treacherous seas around Cape Point. The first lighthouse was completed in 1859 and still stands at 249 metres above sea-level. Although a newer lighthouse at 87 metres above sea-level is now in use, visitors can still access the historic lighthouse with an exhilarating ride on the Flying Dutchman funicular. The only funicular of its kind on the African continent offers breathtaking views as it travels to the summit of Cape Point. The
Flying Dutchman Funicular is not just for tourists! It is incredible fun for kids, affordable for students and pensioners and saves everybody a walk up a very steep slope! Cape Point can be explored on foot, by funicular or enjoyed from the deck of the well-known Two Oceans Restaurant – another of Cape Point's mustdo activities! Famous for its generous seafood platter and dramatic ocean views, the Two Oceans Restaurant introduces a new Executive Chef in September, Phil Alcock. The new summer menu, designed by the experienced Alcock, will be the beginning of a new era at the restaurant. Be part of this exciting process! Visit www.two-oceans.co.za and choose which of the mouthwatering dishes you'd like to see on the new menu. WIN exciting Cape Point and My Cape Town prizes for the whole family worth R10 000! What is the name of the new Executive Chef at the Two Oceans Restaurant? Stand a chance of winning by sms'ing your answer to 34586 by 9 September with 'My Cape Point' in the subject line. SMSs are charged at R1.50. Where else in Cape Town can you see whales, shipwrecks and the swell of endless oceans? Call 021 780 9010 or visit www.capepoint.co.za for more information on Cape Point.
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Acid attack still a mystery HANRIE BOSCH
BRUTAL acid attack in a taxi last Tuesday night has left a cloud of questions in its wake.
Police investigations have thus far yielded nothing but blurred CCTV footage and sketchy details, and victims are still coming to grips with the horrifying consequences. “I never thought that this could happen to me. I wish I could turn back the clock, but this is it for me. I can’t go back. Everything will be different now.” These are the shocked words of the 23-yearold woman from Brooklyn, Cape Town, whose life changed forever when a man poured acid over her face in a taxi at 20:00 near Cubana in Green Point’s Main Road. “I started screaming. Everything was burning, and I was in agony. I could not even talk. I just screamed and screamed, and everything turned red.” Her evening started as usual. She locked up her workplace in Sea Point at 20:00, and waited for a taxi to take her to the central rank, mere minutes away. Two men were loitering in the road with her, and she sensed them watching her. “When a taxi stopped I got in, and they got in after me and sat at the back. Near Strand Street, the men wanted to get out, and then it happened.” When she started to shriek in pain, the other passengers immediately realised that something was wrong: When the men squeezed past on their way out, one emptied
the contents of a bottle over the woman’s head. At first, witnesses thought the liquid was water or alcohol, but seconds later reality set in – the fluid was a powerful acid. The taxi driver and collector started to chase after the men, who fled in the direction of Bo-Kaap, towards The Kraal informal settlement, but they gave up and took the woman to Christian Barnard Hospital when her desperate fellow passengers called for help. A doctor, who employs the woman as a receptionist, says she heard the news in minutes. “At 20:18, we received a call from a woman who was sitting next to her, who told us acid had been thrown over her face, and that she was now in hospital.” The doctor rushed to her side. “She had burn shield dressings to her face, head, hands, shoulders, chest, arms and legs,” the doctor recalls. “The plastic surgeon told us that she had sustained severe acid burns to her face, especially her left eyelid and ear.” A man who was sitting next to the receptionist in the vehicle says he was on the phone and not paying much attention to what was going on until the devastating screams echoed through the nearly empty taxi. “A few seconds after she started screaming I felt my left leg burning. I ripped off all of my clothes. I still do not understand why they would do this. She does not even know the men. “Maybe it could be an initiation for a gang.” He and the grievously injured woman spent the night in hospital, and were released the next day. “I’m scared,” the woman says. “I thought the inside of a taxi was safe. Now I just don’t know what to expect. “I don’t know why they chose me. I really just don’t know.” Captain Ezra October, spokesperson for the Cape Town Central police, says this is the
FRIGHTENED: The 23yearold woman is back at home, but says that there is a long and costly road ahead to recovery. Photo: Supplied first crime of its kind in the precinct. He could not comment on the speculation that the attack was part of a gang initiating. A case of assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm has been opened, but October says the charges may be upgraded
owing to the severity of the case. The chemical used in the attack has been sent to Pretoria for analysis. Police urge anyone with information to come forward to assist in the investigation. Call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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The menopause manifesto MEDICAL specialists from Life Kingsbury and Life Vincent Palotti Hospitals will present an update on menopause at the Sports Science Institute in Newlands on Saturday. Refreshments will be served at 08:30, and the presentations will run from 09:00 to 12:00. Entry is free, but booking is essential. For more information, or to book your seats, contact Mathilda Mallinson on (021) 506-5333 during office hours.
For the love of language THREE local teachers will present a talk aimed at fellow educators on nurturing a culture of reading in schools at the Schools Development Unit on the fifth floor of the Hoerikwaggo Building on UCT’s upper campus in Rondebosch from 15:45 until 17:30 tomorrow (Wednesday). If you’d like to participate, email email@example.com or call (021) 650-3584.
HUMBLE ORIGINS: Cyril Johnson sits on the cor ner were he lived for 15 years before his life was changed. Photos: Supplied
‘Carry on camping’ HANRIE BOSCH
SITTING on the balcony of the Dutch Manor Antique Hotel at the bottom of the colourful Bo-Kaap, Cyril Matthew Johnson spots one of his friends from the streets, from back in the day when “carry on camping” was their motto, and “mines” (dustbins) their means of food, income and shelter. All of a sudden he seems so far removed from his new reality. Johnson gets a glimmer in his eyes – from hope or tears or both – when he’s asked what his friends who are still living on the streets think of him now: Now that he is no longer a “bergie”. “It seems like a joke to them. They find it strange, and I think maybe they are a bit jealous that she is likes me so much.” “She” being Yanick Smit, manager of the Dutch Manor Antique Hotel and the helping hand behind Johnson’s rise from the streets. “In 2009 I was busy planting plants outside and saw this rasta,” Smit recalls. “I asked him to help me carry some pots,
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Requirements: • minimum Standard 9/Grade 11 Technical Certificate with Metal Work and Welders Theory OR Standard 9/Grade 11 Academic Certificate with Maths and Science OR N2 Trade Theory subjects (Platers Theory/Welders Theory) OR NCV (National Certificate Vocational) Level 4 Fabrication • medically fit for relevant trades • an interest in engineering. No experience is required, as training will be provided to successful candidates. Please note: Candidates will undergo a Psychometric Test and once successful, employed on a three-month evaluation period as unskilled workers. Upon successful completion of the evaluation period JT Management will offer apprenticeships to applicants who have, within Management’s discretion, proven their potential to successfully complete an apprenticeship. To apply, please forward your CV and certified copies of certificates (clearly indicating the position for which you are applying) for the attention of the Personnel Officer, to P.O. Box 129, Bellville 7535 or via fax 021 959 8594 or email HumanResource@johnthompson.co.za by no later than Friday, 23 September 2011. If you had no response within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
and after a while he came back to me and said he’d enjoyed working so much – and that he really wanted to work again. Now he is my best friend in the Bo-Kaap.” Smit even helped to reconnect Johnson with his long lost sister, whom he had not seen in 15 years. With Smit’s help, Johnson has been concentrating hard on empowering himself. He was given his certificate in first aid at the end of last month, and in July he completed a cultural site guide course to become a tour guide in the Bo-Kaap – for which he is remarkably qualified, having spent 15 years living on a street corner in the neighbourhood. His story sounds like a fable out of a children’s book – a hard-working, happy-golucky man, digging in the “mines” to make a meagre living until a princess sweeps him off to a better world – but the rest of Johnson’s life does not make so pretty a story. The youngest of 11 children, Johnson lost his father when he was two. His mother was half blind at the time, and he was mistreated by his older siblings. He
left his school and home when he was in Grade 9 to “look after myself and find my own road”, he says. And so the creed of “carry on camping” took him on an almost lifelong journey across the peninsula, hopping from one street, park or hide-away to the next in search of better “mines” – and maybe even a pot of gold at the end of his Rastafarian rainbow. He eventually ended up on the corner of Leeuen and Buitengracht Streets in the Bo-Kaap, near the Dutch Manor Antique Hotel. He stayed there for 15 years, until fate, destiny or pure luck intervened. Today, the 46-year-old Johnson lives with his sister in Mitchell’s Plain, and hopes one day to have his own home, and to reconnect with his three children to give them what he never had. And he’ll work his way there by walking the streets in another way: Johnson will lead his first tour group on 27 September, and share his wealth of knowledge with tourists as he takes them through the streets that taught him that “life is one big roadworks with lots of signs”.
HAVE YOUR SAY! ADVISORY COMMITTEE: NAMING POLICY OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN
JOHN THOMPSON, a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd, is South Africa's largest manufacturer of industrial boilers, servicing both local and export markets. As an equal opportunity company that promotes affirmative action, we currently offer the following apprenticeship opportunities to suitably qualified individuals within the Boilermaking and Welding division:
NEW BEGINNINGS: Johnson and Yanic Smit walk the streets of BoKaap.
In accordance with Paragraph 9.1 of the Naming Policy of the City of Cape Town, nominations are invited for suitably qualified persons to serve on the Advisory Committee for the period of office of the Cape Town City Council. Written nominations on the prescribed form, with the consent of the nominee, and supported by three persons must be received no later than 30 September 2011. Nominees should possess knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following: cultural customs and history; faith and belief systems; local, regional and national history; language and literature; town planning; geography. The Executive Mayor reserves the right to augment the Advisory Committee where insufficient nominations have been received, where there are concerns about demographic diversity or insufficient expertise in the required fields. Other provisions, the nomination form and the Naming Policy may be found at www.capetown.gov.za/namingprocess Further information is available from: Frederick Venter Public Participation Unit Tel: 021 400 1768 Fax: 021 400 1465 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER
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Retreat thieves go under cover Some watchful residents say they’ve seen a blue Datsun bakkie making the rounds, with two men loading the stolen covers onto the back. Resident Wilma Abrahams last spotted the bakkie in Retreat Road, standing by while men ripped gutter covers from the pavement. She approached them to find out what they were doing, but the men told her they had been contracted by council to fix the pavement. Fellow resident Anthony Smith was met with the same excuse when he walked up to the men in Sixth Avenue. “They were lifting the drain covers and throwing them on the back of the bakkie,” Smith recalls. “They told me they were busy replacing the covers, and would be fixing the pavements as soon as they had collected all the gutter coverings.” Burger is relieved to hear residents are reporting the criminals, but says it isn’t enough without identifying information. “It’s pointless if they do not get
DRAIN and gutter covers in Retreat are still going missing in Retreat – and the thieves have been brazen enough to claim they work for council. People’s Post last reported on the matter earlier this year (“Drain cover thieves strike in Retreat”, 5 April). Ward councillor Jan Burger has since identified a number of cover-theft hotspots throughout Retreat. One such is Retreat Road, whose numerous broken gaps speak of the rampant theft. “Retreat is slowly but surely being stripped and carried away by vandalism and theft, and residents are now becoming accepting,” Burger says. “To take the iron strips out these culprits needed time and equipment, so surely someone or other must have seen something.” As it happens, people have been taking notice.
a description of the suspects or even the registration number of the bakkie. “But they should be encouraged to continue being on the lookout for these crimes in the community, and to contact council.” Burger says the area is running dry of the coveted covers, and he thinks the thieves are waiting for a “new supply”. To make matters worse, the holes left behind by the criminals pose a danger to pedestrians, especially at night. Burger says he has made contact with the City of Cape Town about replacing the stolen covers, and urges the community to report spots that may have been missed by council. “We are willing to work with the people in the community, but we need to do things properly if we are going to catch these suspects and prevent another cover from being stolen,” Burger adds. If you have any further information to share about the theives, or wish to report missing drain and gutter covers, contact Burger on 083 415 3017.
MILESTONE: The Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Grassy Park cele brated its 100th anniversary with a lavish centenary ball at the Grassy Park Civic Centre earlier this month. A mass service was held the very next day to mark the onceacentury occasion. Seen here, from left: reverend Basil Adams, reverend Brian Beck (who proposed the toast) and present rector Cliffie Jones. Photo: Supplied
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City extends rebate deadline CAPE TOWN residents who need assistance to pay their monthly municipal accounts now have until Monday 31 October to apply for special rates rebates from the City of Cape Town. “Senior citizens who are 60 years or older, as well as recipients of a disability grant or pension, could qualify for rates rebates ranging from 10% to 95%,” says alderman Ian Neilson, executive deputy mayor and Mayoral Committee member for Finance. This year the City has budgeted R1,26 billion to help poor and vulnerable citizens. The upper limit of total household income for these two categories has also been raised from R8 500 to R10 000 per month. In addition, all property owners with a total household income of R3 000 or less per month may apply to be registered as indigent, and may qualify for a 100% rates and refuse rebate.
Their arrears may also be written off once during occupation of the property. “Apart from the full rates rebate on households earning R3 000 or less per month, or whose residential properties are valued at R200 000 or less, the City has added a new indigent category for people earning between R3 000 and R4 000 per month to apply for a 50% rates rebate,” says Neilson. “We call on community leaders to assist potential beneficiaries in registering for this financial assistance. The rebates kick in from the date that the City receives applications and remain valid until the end of June next year. “To date, some 9 698 people have registered, but we know that there are many more who can take advantage of this financial lifeline.” According to Trevor
Blake, the City’s director for Revenue, residents who have registered for financial relief in the past need to re-register to prove their circumstances still apply. “Rebates are also available to bona-fide non-government organisations, public benefit organisations, health and welfare institutions, educational institutions, historical monuments, charitable institutions, sporting bodies, cultural institutions, youth development organisations and animal protection organisations,” he says. For more information on how to apply for the rebates, call the City of Cape Town’s call centre on 0860 103 089 or visit your nearest municipal office.
OFFICERS from Wynberg Police Station recently entertained a host of residents from the Bonnytoun informal settlement to cap off the station’s Women’s Month celebrations. The day’s itinerary included a keynote address by Brigadier Aaron Mlenga, a question-and-answer session, lunch and a handover of gifts to the community. The police went as far as having the day’s agenda expressed on a decorated cake, drawing gasps from the audience, which was mainly made up of women. Mlenga touched on drug and alcohol abuse, as well as domestic violence, in his address, but the essence of his speech and the day as a whole was the philosophy mutual
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Name game WHAT’S in a name? Well evidently here in South Africa, a lot. Last week full Council unanimously approved a motion put forward by Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille to change the name of Western Boulevard to Helen Suzman Boulevard. Most Capetonians may be content that the breathtaking Eastern Boulevard now boasts the new name and sign to match, “Nelson Mandela Boulevard” which ushers motorists to a panoramic view of the city and Atlantic coastline. But last week the ANC voiced their dissatisfaction that names such as Hendrik Verwoerd Drive – after the father of apartheid – remain on street signs. Yesterday, a university lecturer fuelled the flames when he revealed that the City had not responded to his requests to change other outdated road names such as Hertzog Boulevard, DF Malan roads, Hans Strijdom Road and Oswald Pirow Street. It seems puzzling though, that 17 years into democracy we still have street names honouring apartheid leaders. While some groups feel that renaming streets is an expensive, pointless exercise which only places added pressure on taxpayers and the private sector, it has been argued that changing street names could actually serve to further entrench racial divide. Some Afrikaans communities hold the view that past political figures are part of their heritage, and deserve to be honoured through means such as having streets named after them. But this sentiment could serve as a painful reminder of South Africa’s turbulent past. Street names should reflect our heritage, and if they are used as a tool to honour, then it is probably best to have them honour those who have positively impacted the growth and development of our country. Wise of the City to leave it up to the residents to make these weighty decisions.
Your SMSes Zuma was well within his rights DURING the recent “consultation” between the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) and president Jacob Zuma’s preferred candidate for the position of South Africa’s chief justice, Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, it became quite clear that deputy judge president, Dikgang Moseneke, is a bitter, angry and vindictive man. The questions should then not be the suitability of Mogoeng, but rather the suitability of Moseneke, to serve as our second most senior judge. Moseneke’s style of questioning, his sarcastic attitude towards
Mogoeng and the fact the he (Moseneke) even entertained the idea of re-opening discussions on the issue of further nominations, after a resolution has been taken against re-opening such a process, confirms Moseneke’s anger and resentment of Mogoeng and possibly of president Zuma. The critical questions that should be everyone’s mind right now is whether Moseneke can be trusted working under the orders of Mogoeng or whether he would do everything in his power to undermine our next chief justice. If anything, I believe the
president did the right thing by not nominating Moseneke for the position of chief justice. The constitutional court should not be used as a rubber stamp for the ruling party, but it should also not be used as a replacement for parliament when it comes to the process of making laws! If the courts are being used to overturn every major decision made in parliament then what is the purpose of having a parliament and going to the polls every five years? Regards ROZARIO BROWN Eastridge
Thank you for helping, Cape Town I WAS distraught at the loss of four-year-old Inako Kom’s hearing aid after it was stolen recently, mistakenly as an iPod listening gadget, but my anguish was soon transformed to jubilation when Cape Talk listeners opened their hearts and purses to replace it – a total of R23 000 to replace the hearing aid and plenty to spare. Despite tough economic times prevailing, the Mother City’s good Samaritans can always be
depended upon to rise to the occasion, very befittingly giving of their financial resources to help the needy or destitute, a phenomenon that well-known Capetonian philanthropist Jo Maxwell can well attest to. Inako’s temporary silent world is no more, as she can once again bask in the cacophony of aural pleasure and sounds which we with full hearing ability take for granted.
Thank you, presenter John Maytham and Cape Talkers for “putting your money where your mouth is”, in enabling Inako to hear again – in celebrating a significant and commendable spring blossom of optimism in human nature. May our good Lord bless all those who contributed towards this random act of kindness. MARK KLEINSCHMDT Kenwyn
Just a thought . Why does the CPF chairperson, Kevin Southgate, comment on all matters except policing when there is so much to be done? . Is there any way to get rid of the people who sell pirate movies? They stand in Military Road, close to Shoprite in Steenberg, seven days a week. The police drive past it every day and do nothing about it. From Video Store In response . To sit at home is a disgrace, but it’s different when the men are trying to get jobs. . I am a rehabilitated drug addict and have a great job. What’s more, my boss knows my history and he is proud of me. . To Sleep Deprived and other people who have a problem with the annoying barking of dogs: Don’t take nonsense from such people! Do what I did and phone Law Enforcement or the Metro Police on (021) 710-8305 or (021) 5961999. You will see results! . Name and shame drug dealers like drunk drivers. It seems they are protected. . To the person who witnessed the school kids misbehaving: You can’t blame the parents for that. The children were in the bus, and the parents were at work or at home. If you are a parent, you should have a talk with your kids. A parent in Masi By the way . I have been trying to get my name from the blacklist for years.
I could not get a decent job or a house. Now I’m cleared and I am 45 years old. Companies mostly take on youngsters, so how do you win? Something really needs to be done about blacklisting. . It’s upsetting for me to witness the number of people coming to my door asking for food or money. With Massmart buying the Game chain and introducing cheaper foods, perhaps so many people won’t be in need. With the reduction of food prices perhaps we will see more competition and Shoprite, Pick n Pay and Spar will adjust their prices accordingly. One up to Massmart and Game. I say yes to cheaper and good quality foods. Damocles . To all the women out there: No man is worth your tears, and those who are won’t make you cry. Men are more likely to have things their way in life. My advice is: Ladies, we are women of strength, and although we are vulnerable, they can’t live without us. We should be loved and appreciated. Samy Help needed and given . I am looking for the family of the late Tommy. He was a postman in Hout Bay for years. I am his brother. Please contact George Solomon on (021) 701-6201 or 082 533 4959. George, Steenberg . To the lady pensioner looking for fabric paint: If you have the extender, I have the pigments to mix some colours for you. I am also a senior citizen. Bernice
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Going ape at the Baxter EAT YOUR HEART OUT: The cast of “Fat Pig”, from left: Clayton Boyd, LeeAnne Sum mers, Channel de Jager and Co lin Moss.
A largerthanlife laugh CAPE TOWN’S On Broadway Theatre is set to pay homage to its famous New York namesake with a production of awardwinning Broadway show “Fat Pig”, which premieres tonight (Tuesday). “Fat Pig”, produced locally by South African actress Lee-Anne Summers and directed by Tamryn Spiers, boasts a local all-star cast, including “Egoli’s” Chanelle de Jager, Colin Moss, known for his work in feature films such as “Number 10” and “The World Unseen”, and theatre veteran Clayton Boyd. The play tells the story of Tom, a thirtysomething professional who finds himself unexpectedly falling in love with Helen, a “plus-sized” librarian. The show follows the unlikely couple’s budding relationship, and the obstacles they face in a society preoccu-
pied with appearances. “‘Fat Pig’ is, on the surface, a hilariously comical play about the way society values appearance,” says Summers. “But, on a deeper level, it reveals how people have surrendered their right to choose what they really want out of life for the purpose of satisfying the public perception of the acceptable status quo. “Audiences worldwide, irrespective of their cultural backgrounds, will be able to find meaning in the message, and I expect South African theatregoers to embrace the show with the same enthusiasm that the rest of the world has.” “Fat Pig” runs until 24 September, with 15 shows starting at 20:30. Tickets are R125, and can be booked through Computicket or On Broadway directly. For more information phone 083 630 0566.
DEVOURING THE NEWS: The young ster takes a bite out of People’s Post. Whether he was try ing to test the veraci ty of the reporting or the flavour of the pa per remains the topic of fierce debate. .. Photos: Lorna Thomas
CAPETONIANS will soon have the opportunity to experience the hilarious antics of multi-award winning actor Matthew Ribnick when he returns to the Baxter stage for a month with “Monkey Nuts”, starting tomorrow (Wednesday). “Monkey Nuts” is the latest offering from Ribnick and acclaimed writer and director Geraldine Naidoo, the creators of the hugely popular “Hoot” and “The Chilli Boy”. The new show sees Ribnick portray numerous characters from diverse backgrounds in the story of eccentric bank teller Edgar Chambers, whose only friend is a monkey, and whose main hobby is monitoring the prices of grocery items in various stores. So skilled is he at his hobby that he can tell you the price of any grocery item, anywhere and at any time. He is also obsessed with entering all sorts of competitions, and it is this obsession that sparks off the madcap story that is “Monkey Nuts”. The show received the prestigious Naledi award for Best Comedy Performance earlier this year, and en- HILARIOUS: Matthew Ribnick excels in the high joyed standing ovations at every per- ly acclaimed “Monkey Nuts”, which apes its way Photo: Supplied formance during the 2011 National into the Baxter tomorrow. Arts Festival in Grahamstown. “Monkey Nuts” runs at the Baxter at Saturdays. Book through Computicket or 20:15 from Tuesdays to Saturdays until 1 at the Baxter. For more information visit www.matthewribnick.com or www.monOctober. Tickets cost R100 for shows from Tues- keynuts.co.za. • The show is not suitable for children unday to Thursday, and R130 for Fridays and der the age of 16.
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Menus from R69 p/p. Price includes basic decor. For all your hiring needs and stage decor, incl bouquets. Crockery and cutlery from 10c. Chair covers with bows also available. Ph Rashieda or Shafiek 021372 5921 / 084 566 0087 / 082 660 0876
NAZLIA'S CATERING & HIRING Strictly Halall. For all your catering needs. Also frozen savouries, eg. pies, samoosa's, springrolls etc.. and platters and also all your hiring needs, eg. crockery, cutlery & table clothes. (021 633 9585 / 073 305 8027
Photographice/ Video Services A DVD, FOTOS & VIDEO 082 738 1166/021 372 6950 PHOTOGRAPHER for weddings, birthdays, special events, websites etc. Ph 021 692 0221, 084 562 0811
Health Shops/ Products
DR MAMMA FATIMAH Love! sex and court case & work! luck in casino, lotto, problems & short boys for money. Penis Enlarge. Amagundwane .PAY AFTER UR PROBLEM SOLVED. Bellville: 021 948 3738 072 012 0746
083 769 7242/
TELERAMA TV REPAIRS Efficient repairs to TV's & microwaves. We collect and deli ver.(021 391 57 79, 021 3915819 /083 861 0418
• PLUMBING • ELECTRICITY
DJ For hire.Incl. Karaoke.(071 522 4947
BUSSES & LATEST BMW'S FOR HIRE For all your special bus trips & weddings, matric balls & juniour proms. (Evan on 084 585 6080 CATER HIRE 021696 2394 or 084 588 0686 Plastic chairs R2. Round Table: 10 seats R10 Long Table: 10 seats R10. Chair Covers: R4. Long Table Cloth XL: R12. Round Table Cloth XL: R15. Organzas: From R2. COLORADO HIRING Crockery, cutlery, glassware linen and backdrop. Ph 021 374 7104 / 0822278968 CROCK , cutlery & linen & helium balloons Ph 021 397 8326, 073 696 7788, 083 465 3455 DECOR Backdrop poles & curtains. (021 396 2526/082 212 8949 HOUSE OF HIRING Call us for your hiring needs plus kids party items. (021 3711 588/082 503 9026
Miscellaneous Wendy Houses "SPECIALS" 6m x 3m, R6 000 cash. ( 082 621 4441/021 393 5475
CASH or TERMS
Crockery, cutlery, glassware & linen@ 10c per item. Ph 021 371 7229 / 072 443 6695
SUPERB BLINDS Special prices on Wooden and Venetian blinds. Up to 30% discount on Wooden blinds.
WENDY HO US E S
WE SPECIALISE IN CARPORTS, VIBRACRETE HOUSE & WALLS NO DEPOSIT, BLACKLIST WELCOME TOILETS & ELECTRIC
021 397 8388 078 536 2678 072 542 7217 ATHLONE
021 696 4183 072 542 7217 GRASSY PARK/RETREAT 021 762 1252 072 542 7217
021 797 6569
FROM R40 /WK
Personal Services DO YOU NEED PRAYER? Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 19h3022h00 Ph 079 806 4173 WENDY 060911 1AZD775
Clothing/Shoes A A+ CASH PRICE PAID for good used 2nd hand clothing, shoes, linen, etc. 021 761 3083 or 084 9733 899
021 797 6569 072 542 7217
SPECIAL WINTER PRICE: Free water. Wellpoints / mini boreholes. No water, no charge ( 021 637 5677 021 701 4522/ 072 825 9586
Contact Russel on 021 706 6574/ 082 417 8022 or
LIONEL & MAINY'S SHUTTLE TOURS 13 & 15 Seater mini bus for hire. Local and long distance contracts. (021 393 4558/ LIONEL 079 846 0813 / CHARMAINE 072 808 0468 TRAILER 4 metre, for hire. Ph 078 6113 627.
084 458 9957 021 801 3801
L & F HIRING
DSTV+ Top TV installations repairs & upgrades. Remote garage door opener & battery backup. (073 272 6117 WS TECHZONE SOUTH AFRICA
DSTV & AERIAL
911 MOBILE DISCO for all occasions. Ph 082 337 0911
ALLEN DECOR HIRE Winter special.B/drop @ R300, chair covers @ R3. New Wedding and Matric gowns avail.(084 670 2240
Installations, repairs & sales. Contact Terence on
JUMPING CASTLES & waterslide for hire. Ph 021 704 0859, 083 281 7930
Backdrop poles, chair covers, charger plates & red carpet. 021 637 0133/083 453 9021
All Fridge Regassing and geyser repairs. 021 3715362 I BUY & REPAIR Fridges + chest freezers, stoves +w/machines, Dead or Alive. 021 591 1699/084 985 7425 Cash on the spot. All areas.
JUMPING CASTLE for hire. 021 393 8528, 083 890 4793
Health and Beauty
GASIENA'S DRIVING ACADEMY Pick up & drop off all areas. Patient, reliable instructor for Expert K53 tuition. "DONT BE NERVOUS, I AM AT YOUR SERVICE! " ( 021 692 3098 (a/h) or Gasiena 073 159 6400/ Ghalib 083 844 3813
We offer professional driving lessons and learners classes. Pick up & drop off's. All area's. Reasonable rates. To book (Mamoo on 082 665 9499/ 021 691 7626/02 1 633 8360
TORQUE DRIVING ACADEMY FREE car hire with every 10hrs package!! (t&c apply) All areas with free pick up and drop off Ph Hassan 082 992 2827 / 637 1809
DO YO WANT TO DRIVE?
DECKSTER'S CATERING Menu's from R90,00. Price includes: Backdrop, Arch, Red Carpet and chair covers. (Ielaahm or Rene 021371 4507/082 324 9486
Champs 5x1 05-04-11-1AMR1RF.cdr
We have: Weightloss progam & support Only R60 p.m Walking Group, Zumba, Taebo & Bootcamp
DIVORCES R3 000 Renette Rauch Attorneys 021 418 1337/8 or email: renette.rauch@ attorneys.law.za
DR. A.K. LWEEZA Traditional Healer Pay When Work Is Done
J & K DRIVING SCHOOL K53 driving lessons. Code 8 only. Pick up & Drop off all areas. Patient & reliable instructors.(021 370 0081 (a/h)/ 073 888 6782/ firstname.lastname@example.org
R1000 - R6000 per month
LOSE WEIGHT & EARN
Amy’s Wendy 16 11 10
ATTENTION: Divorce free advice. ( Lizeth, 021 945 3316/082 337 0419.
3M/6M Sand, Stone & Rubble ( 083 292 3960 5M, SAND, STONE, RUBBLE Bakkie loads also 021 397 6413 or 082 709 6443 A 6 cubic meter sand, stone & rubble removal.(John on 072 407 4289 A 6m 3 sand, stone, lime & rubble removal 021 691 6995 / 072 374 9801 A bargain block: 190, 140 & 90. Ph 021 374 2053/ 021 692 1209 all hours. Free Delivery.
Tuesday 6 September 2011 A bakkie sand R195 A bakkie stone R385 Paving slabs 300x300 R6.90 400x400 R10.90 per slab 450x450 R12.90 per slab 600x600 R19.90 per slab Colour cobblestone R2 each. Rockface 450x450 R22.90 per slab. Contact 073 182 1491 o/h or 021 372 2961 a/h
90s, 140s, 190s, Sand, Stone. Tel: 021 704 4109 021 715 2739 Cell: 084 368 8125
190 &140's Sand & Stone Call 021 393 0661/ or 073 186 2991 (a.h.)
BUILDING MATERIAL & Home Improvement
On account, no deposit 12 to 60 months to pay, Tiling, vibracrete, paving and all sorts of building material. Blacklisted welcome. Contact André 071 588 2172
WILDCATS TRANSPORT Bakkie Sand R135 (Bags R7,50) Bakkie Stone R350 (Bags R15.00) Blocks and Bricks 190/140/maxis Vibracrete Slabs R29.00 each CEMENT R69.00 EACH We also do truck loads and rubble removals Ph 021820 4068 or 084 467 7507
ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & DOORS
Supplied & fitted.
( Chris 082 570 5686 021 638 5292 BUDGET PLANS building plans from as little as R500. (082 094 6942 BUILDING RENOVATIONS at reasonable rates. Bruce 074 196 8631 ,(021)3743445
WESTCRETE Vibracrete & ext, paving, building.(021 392 1433/ 083 539 5478
Home Improvement Exterior
IN DANGER OF YOUR HOUSE BEING AUCTIONED? LET US ASSIST YOU IN SAVING YOUR HOME
AA paving, vibracrete and picket fencing. Ph 021 705 5372 / 072 425 5111 ALTERATIONS, brick, plas., skin., tiling, etc. Good Refs. 076 124 4713 ARTHUR'S SLIDING GATES, b/bars, vibracrete & steel fencing & automation. 021 691 1936 or 084 921 5364 BELIEVE IN CHRIST SERVICES Vibracrete, tiling, carports, paving, laminated flooring. Contact Albert 073 545 6994 /
CALL US NOW: 0861 77 26 55 / 021 697 5566 E-MAIL: email@example.com
Home Improvement Interior
BUILDING MATERIAL & HOME IMPROVE MENTS ( On Account Basis Only ) ,Tiling, Paving ,Vibracrete ,BIC's ,Wendy Houses ,L/Flooring 6 60 months to pay!!! For further info contact Ashley on 072 371 6000
FRIDGE/FREEZER REPAIRS Done in the comfort of your house. All work fully guaranteed. Ph 021 396 2457 or 083 725 3384
A BEST CASH LOAN R50k. Call/sms ID, name & netpay. Admin order recission. Bridging of pension /property /other. (073 247 6116 / 021 371 7572
AFFORDABLE LOANS Govt/other welcome. Send Please Call Me to 076 182 4985
A CASH LOAN UP TO R70 000
ALL BRIDGE CREDIT
Bridging cash for
B/listed /Govt. Welcome Ph / Sms Lizzy 074 295 9559
PENSION/PACKAGE Lumpsum/Payout same day
A CASH LOAN Up to R50 000. B/listed , garnishees & gov welcome to apply. Same day payout.Call or SMS Anshaaf on 072 785 0231
APPROVAL SAME DAY
" 021 949 3402/3 Call back 073 609 9307 073 439 3111
on a Pension/ Provident/Package Lumpsum Payout? Sms/Call: Nawaal ( 076 064 0458
& automation. 076 523 0306
GENERAL SERVICES Visit us Monday to Saturday
Building and Construction
Shafiek cell:: 074 134 3371
ARE YOU IN DEBT?
Clear your debt by calling SCM Debt Clearance 021788 4485 24/hrs: 078 221 0193
ARE YOU SICK & TIRED OF YOUR DEBT? Cant control it anymore? I can help you. Garnishees on payslips, summonses, dont have money for food? Reduce payments to one instalment. Stop the struggling, the help you need is hassle free. Service guarenteed. Call us now! (Audrey 079 395 4709 or fax: 021 421 6817. Fax your ID, payslip and all your accounts to see what you qualify for. BRIDGING CASH
ALL BOUNDARY WALLS WITH STEEL RAILINGS BUILT (021 701 6276/082 863 9133
while waiting for:
PENSION / PACKAGE
Payout (lumpsum only) Cash same day
ALL BUILDING plans drawn up and submitted to council. (021 701 6276/082 863 913 3
ALTERATIONS garages, carports, brickpaving, tiling. (082 409 0592/392 5501
Tel: 021 949 0930/1/2
A BRIDGING loan?
FRIDGE AND FREEZER REGASSING & REPAIRS Reasonable prices! ( 076 164 0700
“please call me”
JC ACTIVE ELECTRICAL Fully licenced electrician.Re pairs to lights, plugs,geysers, installation of prepaid meters, main boards, etc. (021 701 3022 / 072 470 7658
Waiting for Pension/package payouts? SMS or send
082 301 7856
0860 105 546 LOANS Blacklisted welcome . No ITC checks! up to R15 000 Fax: 0867245130 (021 447 2352/071 762 0362 LOANS from R1 000R50 000 Blacklisted and garnishee. All welcome. Call/sms Hayley 072 064 1265 LOANS No ITC. Same day payout. Fax 086 666 4811 or call 071 512 1923
Narriman cell: 082 3433 919
A1 CAR PAWN. VINNIG, GOEDKOOP OF OORBRUG PER FAKS. (082 359 2546/021 856 4183
CONSOLIDATION LOANS and Personal Loan. Pay all your loans + acc. Deposit change in your bank acc. Criteria: Perm emp, 3 months bank statement, latest payslip, copy of ID. Payout in 1 hour 24 hours. Ph 078 116 1508
Debt payments more than income? Call or sms debt counsellor: 072 980 9792
BLINDS AND CURTAINS. All types. Free quotes. Less 10%. ( 021 371 8627/08 2 516 0030 FOR ALL types of blinds. Ph 074 259 1802 Renaldo or 082 598 2606 Wesley or 021371 8315 o/h
M&M INTERIORS Blinds, curtains, rods, upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning. All blinds less 10%. Phone Moosa 021 371 8917 or 083 4931 495 115
Moving and Storage
AB TRUCK HIRE / COURIER Anything & everything. 073 339 1828 FURNITURE REMOVALS. Ph 078 6113 627.
072 103 5339 082 775 9737 021 421 4991 021 801 5883
Barbers or Health and Beauty Spa’s/Nail or Make-Up Artists: Peoples Post will be running a beauty feature on the
DSTV AND AERIAL REPAIRS AND INSTALLATIONS
DSTV packages fully installed for R599. HD PVR installations from R2 299. Service call repair charge of R150. Ph 083 268 1213
STAR TV REPAIRS WE COLLECT AND DELIVER (082 579 6947
Deadlines: • 21 September for booking • 22 September for payment
ALL PAINTING WORK. Good ref. Ph 076 124 4713
A1 BLINDS Finance arranged. For quality blinds & free advice. We have the Widest range in the Western Cape and beat any written quotation. (072 691 0050 FOR ALL YOUR Gates, burglar bars or welding repairs (Xavier on 072 212 8619 FOR ALL YOUR DRAIN BLOCKAGES, REPAIRS, DRAINAGE ALTERATIONS AT A REASONABLE RATE. CONTACT LEONARD 021705 6645 OR 082 761 0579 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ZAHRA'S RENOVATIONS & MAINTENANCE SERVICES For all maintenance like: bathroom renovations, plumbing, tiling and installing of geysers, etc. (Ridley on 076 705 8939 / 021 371 2231. BE BLESSED
DAY TRIP TO WORCESTER CASINO 24 Setember2011 R140p/person. For more info call Enid on 021 701 4522/ 072 343 8872 or Hamish on 021 709 0117 /074 232 3739 FABULOUS WEEKEND TO MOSSEL BAY 4 7 November 2011 Bed & Breakfast, accommodation. at golf course. R1 300p/p (021 712 4756 (after 7pm)
PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM, IS RAEL & EGYPT September, October 2012. (021 712 4756 (after 7pm) WEEKEND TRIP TO CLUB MYKONOS 18 20 November 2011. Accommodation, Transport & sunday lunch incl. R800p/p (Betty on 073 188 6942 / 021 633 7207
SPECIALISING HANGING DOORS Phone Mr M Harris 021 392 2894, 073 2933 952
EASY LOANS UP TO R50 000 B/listed welc. Same day payout Pls call/ Sms Grasham 073 228 6148
A.W.A. ELECTRICAL ( Allan 021 392 1973/08 2 708 5700
A FREE PLUMBING quote for bathroom renovations, geysers, leaks and blocked drains. Call Joseph 073 322 4661 ALL PLUMBING, good ref.. 076 124 4713 Plumbing Elect Drains R125 p/hr ( 021 703 0906
Swimming Pool Services
POOL SERVICE and maintenance. Ph Michael 073 104 3575 or 021705 8851
1146 1140 AA APPLIANCE repairs to all makes washing machines, tumble dryers etc. 40 yrs exp. Ph Alwyn West 021671 5786 or 082 705 8103.
LOANS We come to you. ( 021 558 6648 / 082 957 3251
CLEAN & MAINTAIN pools. Ph 083 494 3939 or 702 1208
DO YOU NEED HELP?
Is your house going to be repossessed? I will buy your home. And advance you money. ( Riyard on 083 420 8989
SPEED QUEEN SPECIALIST 2 Repairs, services & sales All repairs done on site.(Donovan on 076 612 5170
WEEKEND SPECIALS AT CLUB MYKONOS STARTING AT R600 PER NIGHT! Contact Suzanne 021448 2717 office hours only
RESTRUCTURE ALL DEBT INTO 1 PAYMENT
REGISTERED ELECTRICIAN available all areas. Ph Jody on 081 310 7542
R 500 000 = ± R 3000 p.m
ATTENTION all Hair Salons,
27 September 2011
REDUCE YOUR REPAYMENTS INTO ONE AFFORDABLE PAYMENT.
Fatima cell: 074 1122 588
ARE YOU UNABLE TO MEET YOUR REPAYMENTS ON YOUR HOME LOAN, CAR AND ANY OTHER ACCOUNT?
ARE U WAITING
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Repairs – Vehicles
ENGINE OVERALL R1 800.Clutch overalls, R850.Gearbox repairs from R950.Parts & labour incl. (021 376 6014/ 078 875 4394
ALL PAVING. Excel ref. Ph 393 2090 or 076 124 4713 TILING + Lam.flrs. R40p m (084 978 9175
Holiday Accommodation GORDONS Bay S/catering holiday accom. R800p/night. Sleeps 6.(079 522 4309. www.weekendescape.co.za
GEARBOX REPAIRS FROM R850 Engine and Diff reconditioning Contact Bruce 072 862 9882 or 084 815 3135
Houses to Let ZEEKOEVLEI Modern 3 Bedrooms, bics, fully fitted kitchen, family bathroom, lounge, garage for 4 cars. Fully secured. R6500 pm PELICAN HEIGHTS 2 Bedrooms, family bathr, kitchen bics, parking avail. R3500 pm Surgrie 082 978 9016
Houses for Sale
Brand new house. 3 Beds, fitted o/plan kitchen, lounge & diningroom, bathroom with beautiful corner shower, laminated flooring in all bedrooms. Enclosed. R475 000 NEG. Imm occ on bond appr Contact Noor 072 946 2280
EARN up to R740 in your first week or up to R1 440per day. With or without a computer. For more info sms your name and adress to 084 867 6734/ Greyville Road, Mitchells Plain, 021 376 2266 EARN YOUR WORTH Part Time or Full Time. Be your own boss. Visit: www.fulfillyourdreams.info EXTRA income opportunity. Data works with or without a computer. For info sms name, surname & adress to 084 062 4825 /021 704 4293 17 Liberator Rd, Rocklands FINANCIAL PROBLEMS? THERE IS A SOLUTION Earn R7 500 p/t, R30 000 + f/t visit www.achievefinancial security.com (NOTE HYPHEN)
6th Ave. Neat, 3 Beds + bic, bath/toilet, fitted kitchen, lounge, garage, auto garage door and gate. Extra parking for 3 cars. Fully enclosed. R560 000. Call Noor 072 946 2280
Beautiful semi, d/storey, with alarm. Fully enclosed, 3 beds, 3 x BIC. 2 x ensuites, fam bahtroom, entertainment room, builtin braai, garage + pool. R1 195 mil NEG. Offers from R1 140 mil will be considered Call Fadia 021 696 9934, 082 560 6194
Benedicta 083 341 1453 419
CALL CENTRE AGENTS S/Subs Temp Positions R/hour Are you living in or around Tokai or Retreat area? My client is looking for debt collectors, telesales and customer service agents with a minimum of 2 years rele vant experience. Our client seeks genuinely nice all rounders that they can use on any campaign. Must have matric, be credit and criminal clear and be available to start immediately.
Don't delay and call Tanya or Adele now on 021419 0110 428
Amazing Business Opportunity No Joining Fee No Hidden Costs No Minimum Sales Start Earning immediately
TO FIND OUT HOW Phone 021 9499661 email@example.com
Work from Home with dataworx. Send your name and address to 071 091 7616 with postal code.
Young Vibrant Telemarkerters 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
Properties Wanted 429 LOOKING to buy a 2 bed f/standing house in Mitchells Plain area. Price range R300 000(021 374 3309/ 076 181 6423
General Vacancies AVON &JUSTINE reps needed. (Mildred 021 696 5866 /079 053 8019
Business Opportunities APPLICANTS NEEDED IN CAPE TOWN to do Data/Survey work. Good income. For info. SMS name & address to 071 548 6944. JC. Enterprise. 54 Main Road, P.E. 081 129 8601
Reps needed urgently. Athlone & surrounding areas. Call Sumaya 072 700 1581 AVON Reps needed urgently. sms details or ph after 5pm (071 335 5827 DATA ENTRY WORKERS needed to fill out forms with or without a computer. Easy step by step tutorials. Own hours. For more info, SMS name and address for a full info brochure to 071 998 6567 or 021703 5776 Roy Road, Lansdowne
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 EARN EXTRA INCOME Data entry jobs and training. Own hours, steady income. Sms your name and surname , postal adress for full information brochure to 081 311 7121 021 704 2791/ Roy Road, Lansdowne.
JOBS! JOBS! Available now, No Experience needed @
Youth I.T Employment Skills Project & AH Personnel Skills Cc, Reg No. 2010/09120/23 " Flight Attendants " Office Administrators, Receptionists, " Bank Tellers, Book Keepers, Cashiers, Call Centre " Computer IT, Data Capturers, " Waiters & Bartenders, House keeping " Home Base Nursing Book you space or visit our branches @ Cape Town - Branch 5TH Floor, 5 Waterkant St, Rose Bank College House 021-829-6621, 084-872-0050 Bellville - Branch 4TH Floor, 14 Kruskal Avenue, Opp. Standard bank 021-820-3231, 0788578272 We train you for 2 weeks, give you a Certificate and place you into a Job immediately you finish Training starts on Mondays, Accommodation available Registration fee is R500 Hotline 24/7: 0788578271
EARN + R7000 When you train with us in : .Office Admin (1month) .Call Centre (2 weeks) . Data Capturing (2 weeks) Job placement guarenteed after training. Deposit fee R500 Visit Cape Town 68 Bree street , Office 203 Call : 021 424 1230 / 072 918 2000 FREE ICDL COMPUTER COURSE Typing, Data Capture, Excel, IT, Internet, Email.Job Search & CV design. 3Wks, pay 4 w/book. (021 683 8875 (Kenilworth Centre)
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. For appointment, call Andre on 021 930 9068 Terms & Conditions Apply.
ADMIN/AC COUNTS ASSISTANT Matriculated with relevant experience. Debtors/Credi tors/Stock Control. Based in Strandfontein. Please fax CV: 021 393 4141/ email to: admin@sound tech.co.za TECHNICAL SALES ASSISTANT For computer Electronic Store. Must be experienced, able to work shifts and weekends. Please fax CV : 021 393 4141 or email : ac counts@sound tech.co.za TONY'S HAIR SALON AND BARBER In Town Centre, Mitchells Plain, seeking barber. Must have experience and be reliable. Contact Tony on 021391 2116 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 Aileen on 021 465 7852 Terms & Conditions Apply
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Zeekoevlei Peninsula Special Rating Area (ZVPSRA) will be hosting it's 1st Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28 September 2011 at 8pm (20h00) at the Zeekoevlei Yacht Club, Governors Walk, off Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei. All stakeholders and affected parties are invited to attend. Resolutions presented at the AGM may be voted on only by bona fide members of the ZVPSRA. This membership is available free of charge to all owners and lessees of property falling within the ZVPSRA limits. For further information on how to register go to www.zvswatch.org.za or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 021 705 0003
CALL MARK ANTHONY 021 704 2160/ 083 482 4250 Charlesville/Montana R629 000
Westridge only R299 000
Grassy Park R479 000
Schaap Kraal R689 000
Free-Standing Family Home. Lovely 3 beds, lounge & dining-room (FirePlace), family bathroom, fitted kitchen + Garage.
3 beds, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, large grounds. (If your combined wages is R9 500.00 per month you can buy this house)
2 LARGE BEDS, LARGE LOUNGE & KITCHEN, BATHROOM + YARD
Large 3 beds, en suite, lounge & dining, fitted kitchen, family bathroom +++ 2 GRANNY FLATS.
Rondevlei/Highlands Park Only R389 000
SELLERS IN ALL AREAS
Kensington (Bunny Street) Only R399 000
MARK ANTHONY 2 06 09 11 1AZEMK0
EARN up to R720 in your first week & up to R1 440p/d. Easy stepby step tutorials. Own hrs. Sms name & address for a full info brochure to 083 976 4713 Ash Rd, Grassy Park
Goodall & Bourne
have been in the funeral insurance business since 1952. We are looking for agents to sell our very popular and affordable funeral insurance policies. We provide training and offer very good commission for each policy that is sold. If you can read and write English and are interested to become an agent please call
Kennmere Mews. Beautiful 2 beds, bics, tiled lounge + balcony + Fully fitted kitchen, aluminium frames, tiled bathroom.
(Close To Victoria Road)
Free-Standing, Cute 2 beds, relatively new house, tiled lounge, tiled bathroom, tiled kitchen, corner plot, drive-way, burglar bars. (If your combined gross wages is approx. R12 500.00 per month you could buy this house).
WANT AN AGENT TO SELL YOUR HOUSE FAST, EFFICIENTLY AND AT THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE? CALL MARK ANTHONY TODAY. 021 704 2160/ 083 482 4250 OR ANTHONY ARENDSE 021 704 0289/ 082 673 1503. COMMISSSION NEGOTIABLE
Anthony Arendse 021 704 0289/ 082 673 1503
MARK ANTHONY3 06 09 11 1AZEP75
EARN R720 IN YOUR FIRST WEEK Guaranteed! And up till R1 440 p/day within one month. Data entry workers needed to fill out forms with or without a computer. Easy step bystep tutorials. Own hours. Sms name and adress for a full info brochure to 073 753 6352/021 633 1041 . Sunflower close, Athlone.
Tuesday 6 September 2011
Rocklands Only R299 000
Eastridge R259 000
Old Strandfontein R349 000
Lakeview (Retreat) R249 000
3 beds.lounge,kitchen,bathroom, drive-way
3 beds,lounge,kitchen,bathroom,driveway at side of house.(If your combined wages is R8500.00 per month you can buy this house.)
3 beds,lounge,kitchen,bathroom, paved drive-way,enclosed.
Next To Retreat Station. 1 BED,LOUNGE,BATHROOM, KITCHEN. If your combined wages is apprx.R8000.00 per month you can buy this flat.
Colorado Only R495 000
Rocklands Only R299 000
Tafelsig Only R229 000
Woodlands (Watt Court) Only R229 000
Large 3 beds,lounge + dining,fitted kitchen,bathroom,carport for 3 cars,massive grounds.
3 BEDS,LARGE EXTENDED LOUNGE,KITCHEN,BATHROOM, CARPORT.
3 beds,lounge,kitchen,bathroom,driveway,enclosed stoep,security gates, cemented yard.(If your combined wages is R7500.00 per month you can buy this house)
3 beds,lounge,bathroom,fully fitted kitchen,drive-way.(If your combined wages is R7700.00 per month you can buy this house.)
MARK ANTHONY PROPERTIES View pictures of houses www.markanthonyproperties.co.za
Lentegeur – R329 000 (Close to Eisleben)
CALL MARK ANTHONY 021 704 2160 083 482 4250
Portlands – R429 000
Macassar – Only R339 000 (New House)
Renovated 3 beds, large lounge and kitchen, bath & shower, Large 3 beds, lounge, enclosed, carport for 4 cars +++ Outside bedroom / bathroom, large yard, very Potential GRANNY FLAT. (If your combined wages is approx. large fitted kitchen, enclosed, R10 800.00 per month you can buy this house) carport for 3 cars +++ Garage Salberau/Elsies River – R419 000 Ottery – Only R430 000 (Close to Halt Road)
Lovely 3 beds, tiled thru-out, knotty pine ceiling, aluminium frames, lounge, family bathroom, beautiful fully fitted kitchen, drive-way (3 cars), bars, security gates & alarm. Grounds for expansion.
(Close to Mosque)
Floor Flat with Front & Back Garden. 2 beds, bics,l ounge, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, tiled thru-out parking bay. (If your combined gross income is R13 800.00 per month you can live in Ottery)
Free-Standing, Lovely 3 beds, lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom, tiled thru-out, drive-thru garage, grounds. (If your combined wages is R11 000.00 per month you can buy this house)
Westcape Villas – R389 Woodstock – R400 000 0 (Close to Old Biscuit Mill)
2 beds, lounge, kitchen, modern tiled bathroom.
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Up, up and away! TAMMY PETERSEN
THEY work carefully, ensuring the basic shape is perfect before letting loose with their creative sides. They only do this once a year, and this is when Goosain Davids and his grandson, Mujaid, are at their happiest. They are creating the perfect kite in aid of a good cause – and with the aim of taking the top spot in the Cape Town International Kite Festival. The duo from Manenberg face a tough challenge in their bid to maintain the Heritage Kite title they scooped for the second time last year, when they were crowned the winners at the colourful spectacle at Zandvlei in Muizenberg. But Goosain says he already has his top-secret theme in mind, and is excited to get down to the practical side of the creation. The 56year-old says he previously attended the festival as a spectator, getting lost in the wide range of colours blowing in the wind. “But my grandson, Mujaid, always used to tug on my arm and beg: ‘Pa, when are we going to enter?’ I would always laugh and say, ‘Next year, my boy.’ But in 2009, he got tired of waiting, so I carried through and fulfilled my promise to him.” After spending hours letting their creative juices flow, they were finally ready for the big day. “When we were announced as the winners, Mujaid nearly jumped right out of his skin! He was in a great hurry to get home and show his parents and friends how well we had done,” he laughs. Last year, the team managed to
SMALL WONDERS: A little goes a long way in making a difference to a child’s life. SPREAD ING THE JOY: These are some of the chil dren who received gifts dur ing last year’s Santa Shoebox project. Photos: Sup plied
FLYING HIGH: Goosain and Mujaid Davids at last year’s extravaganza. repeat their feat when their pink and purple kite fluttered its way to the top spot. The colourful swaeltjie, also known as a swallow kite – a design used in Malaysia – stood out among the rest of the competitors, and the creation of bamboo, fishing line and special kite paper was given gold. Goosain says Mujaid is becoming very impatient as he waits for his grandfather to confirm when they will start creating their entry for this year. “He’s so excited, and can hardly wait to take part again. I am also looking forward to the
event – it’s the best feeling ever to see your kite flying in the clear blue sky, making people clap and admire your work.” The festival, which is in aid of Cape Mental Health, takes place on the lawns surrounding Zandvlei on 22 and 23 October from 10:00 till 18:00 Participation is free, and spectators pay R15 for adults and R5 for children. For more information visit www.capementalhealth.co.za, www.facebook.com/ctkitefest, or phone Cape Mental Health on (021) 447-9040.
A benchmark for women’s safety CAPE TOWN ceramics company Zizamele have unveiled a unique bench, aimed at creating awareness around the abuse of women, at the Free World Design Centre in the city. The bench forms part of the Safe Spaces initiative, a drive aimed at stopping violence against women and creating safe spaces for them across the country. Conceptualised and coordinated by women-focused NGO Rockgirl, the Safe Spaces campaign commissioned several well-known artists and design houses to create a bench in their signature style that will be installed in public locations
across Cape Town. Other notable artists, designers and architects involved in the project include Lovell Friedman, Snapp Designs, Willard Kambeva, Aram Lello and Igneous Concrete. Zizamele Ceramics received R10 000 for its winning proposal to design and complete two benches for Women’s Day, and the company has now been commissioned to design another five pairs of benches. Each bench will have a twin in a community in need – the Bambanani Bench, for one, will be located next to the Fan Walk in Cape Town,
and its sister bench will be installed at the Football for Hope Centre in Khayelitsha. The Bambanani (meaning “friendship” in isiXhosa) Bench is designed to symbolise the spirit of unity and ubuntu, says Toni Burton, who founded Zizamele as a job creation project for unemployed artists from Masiphumelele. The bench, she says, “carries a message of hope that together, women are stronger united than they are as individuals”. To learn more about the Rockgirl, visit www.rockgirlsa.org. Zizamele’s website can be found at www.zizamele.co.za.
A box filled with dreams SEPTEMBER marks the launch of this year’s heartwarming Santa Shoebox Project, which has been collecting Christmas gifts for thousands of underprivileged children throughout the country since 2006. The target for 2011 is 70 000 Santa Shoeboxes (more than double the number of 2010’s achievement), which will be dispatched to more than 600 children’s homes, orphanages and other child care institutions across the country in time to place a happy smile on many a child’s face this festive season. With “teach your child the joy of giving” as the essence of the project, donors are encouraged to involve their own children in the process of personally selecting
the name of a specific child and putting together an individualised, age-appropriate Santa Shoebox according to the guidelines provided. Recommended items include some practical necessities, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, face cloths and soap, as well as sweets, educational supplies, a toy and an item of clothing. Enter into the spirit of Christmas early this year and register online at www.santashoebox.co.za. The gift-wrapped Santa Shoeboxes need to be dropped off at central distribution points across the country between 20 October and 4 November. Details and directions are provided on the website.
Puppetry under fire A GROUP of excited students from Capricorn Primary School in Muizenberg said “bon voyage” to the famous horse puppet “Tophorn” before he set off by ship to Canadian fame. Tophorn, who belongs to the Handspring Puppet Company, will be part of the next season of the National Theatre’s awardwinning production of “War Horse” in Toronto. Handspring provides an artistic home and professional base for a core group of performers, designers, theatre artists and technicians, who collaborate with the company on a project basis. Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, two of Handspring’s four co-founders,
recently won a Special Tony Award for their horses and puppets in “War Horse”, which has mesmerised audiences in London and New York, and promises to do the same in Toronto. The students had one last chance to spend some time with Tophorn at the Handspring factory in Capricorn at the beginning of the month. The horse was walked – looking and sounding just like a real horse – around the factory space for their benefit, then led up a ramp and into his shipping container. Not about to be upstaged, the students took along Albert, a puppet they made in their enrichment group class with their teacher Sue Setton.
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GLORY DAYS: Capricorn Primary pupils watch in awe as members of the Handspring Puppet Company “lure” Tophorn into his container.
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GETTING AHEAD: Je andre Octo ber from Matroosfon tein (Elsies River) sticks his neck out to disappoint Abubakar Breda from Crystal Pal ace (Manen berg) during the teams’ round 16 CocaCola Cup match at Stephen Reagon sports ground in Westridge, Mitchell’s Plain, on Saturday. Crystal Pal ace won 30 and ad vanced to the quarter finals.
Mzwandile Buca of JL Zwane (Gugulethu) reaches out a hand to console a disappointed Joshua Daries of Milano (Grassy Park) during their last16 round CocaCola Cup clash at the Stephen Reagon sports ground in Westridge, Mitchell’s Plain, on Saturday. The match was played to a 00 draw, with JL Zwane taking the opportunity of snatching a 54 victory from their opponents in penalties.
The game and rules of rugby 101 LYNN PRINS
WITH just four days to go before the Rugby World Cup 2011 kickoff, the excitement left over from the championship four years ago still lingers among Springbok supporters. Springbok and other teams’ paraphernalia adorn the windows of stores, while everywhere you go you hear people talking about P Divvy, John Smit and Victor Matfield. That said, many people who have never before showed an interest in rugby will now camp out in front of the television – even though many won’t know the rules and laws of the game. Scrums, penalty tries and offside lines will become heavily debated concepts.
Yes, for the next seven weeks, even housewives will be tuning in to watch 30 grown men running after an egg-shaped ball with the hope that Ard Matthews won’t butcher the national anthem, and despite the fact that they’ll be missing out on their morning soapies – all the matches will be played in the morning. People’s Post has decided to introduce the game to the many who, though they don’t know their way around the rules, are committed to supporting the Bokke in New Zealand. Hopefully these tips will assist you in becoming a rugby fundi – the next Hugh Bladen, perhaps – and assist you in joining the arcane conversations that will surround the tournament.
RUGBY GURU: Lynn Prins. Photo: Tammy Petersen
Rugby for dummies •Each team consists of 22 men, of whom 15 will be on the field most of the time.
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Tuesday 6 September 2011
Water baby Aden Hignett of the UWC Aquatics Club carves through the wa ter during the boys’ un der10 100m breast stroke race at a swim ming gala hosted by Extreme Swimming Club at the Long Street swimming pool in the CBD on Saturday. Photo: Rashied Isaacs
A new home for cricket excellence LYNN PRINS
NATIONAL coach and cricket icon Gary Kirsten launched his cricket academy at Claremont Cricket Club at the beginning of the month in conjunction with Gio Collusi of Rondebosch’s Cricket Academy. Kirsten, who retired from international cricket in 2004, made his test debut in 1993 against Australia in Melbourne. He furthered his career as a coach when he was offered a contract to develop the Indian team and led them to the the top in the 2011 world cup. In June this year, he was appointed head coach for the South African national team alongside former South African teammate Allan Donald. Five years ago, Kirsten approached Claremont Cricket Club with a vision to develop an internationally recognised cricket academy.
“I asked the club to go into partnership, as I wanted to produce something that could develop into quality, and I felt it would add value to the city.” Says Collusi, “September was the time to start, and despite the fact that we’ve had financial battles, we’ve still managed to launch the academy on time.” Kirsten and Collusi, with the help of sponsors, spent R7 million on getting the facilities for the new Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy up to scratch, and will be looking to install indoor nets soon – for the moment, the Western Province Cricket Club is the only local club kitted out with the luxury of indoor facililties. The Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy offers professional coaching for individual cricketers, teams and coaches of various ages and experience levels. For more information, visit www.garykirsten.com or contact Gio Colussi on 083 759 0376. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOP TEAM: From left: Garth le Roux (former SA and WP cricketer), Stephen Jeffries (former WP cricketer), Gio Collusi (owner of The Cricket Academy) Gary Kirsten (cofounder), and Alan Dawson (former SA and WP cricketer). Photo: Rashied Isaacs
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Published on Sep 5, 2011