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TUESDAY 10 July 2018 | Tel: 021 910 6500 | Email: post@peoplespost.co.za | Website: www.peoplespost.co.za

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Navy paid a goodwill visit to the South African Navy in Simon’s Town from Sunday 27 June to Sunday 1 July. The Traditional Lion’s Dance was performed by the Huaxing Arts Society to welcome them to Cape Town. Read more on page 6.

SIMON’S TOWN

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he R135m Dildo Valley housing development that will see the construction of 600 houses, will only start during 2019, the City of Cape Town says. This is due to the implementation dates that the City has had to revise before construction of the houses can begin. “The civil works for the 600 houses have been completed but we had to realign the housing projects because the grant allocation that we receive from the national government was reduced. “This is affecting the Dido Valley housing development in Simon’s Town. We had to revise the implementation dates and antici-

pate that the construction of the houses will start during 2019,” says Eddie Andrews, Mayco (South). The Dido Valley housing development will be home to 600 beneficiaries, including 100 Luyolo land claimants, residents of Red Hill, those longest on the housing database from the Simon’s Town area and others who are currently living in Gugulethu and Ocean View. “The Luyolo and Red Hill communities were torn apart as a result of the forced removals in 1967 and were moved to Ocean View and Gugulethu. It is therefore heartwarming to stand on site and know that this meaningful project is on track. “We will continue to make every effort to

ensure that this project remains on schedule as far as possible so that we can bring our residents back home, where they belong,” said Andrews after his first visit on site. The construction phase for the top structures is expected to take 24 months. “The R135m that we are spending includes all civil engineering services, bulk earthworks, top structures and electrical reticulation­. “The beneficiary approvals are currently underway and once 80% finalised, the tender processes for the construction of the top structures can commence as well as the electricity reticulation,” said Andrews. Last year the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP)

was adopted by Council to improve how the administration works, which will enhance service delivery to our residents. One of the key goals of the ODTP is reversing the legacy of apartheid spatial planning. “This project is an example of our ODTP words in action. As a local government, we want to assure our beneficiaries, particularly our land claimants, that we are committed to reconciliation and redressing the inequalities of the past,” says Mayco member for transport and urban development, Brett Herron. “We are looking forward to celebrating the next milestone for this project with our beneficiaries, which will be the start of the construction phase next year.”


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COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS ELDERS AWARDS

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t is the granny that knits teddies for the ill and the poor, the aunty that feeds the whole street or the uncle who drives the school bus for free, or out of his own government pension funded pocket coaches the neighbourhood’s children in sport. These are just a few examples of generous deeds by elders in our communities, who despite their age and social circumstances, go out of their way to make a difference. Do you know such an elder su-

perhero? Then nominate them now for a People’s Post Spec-Savers Community Champions Elders Award. Through the awards, now in its third year, People’s Post and SpecSavers aim to honour those awesome elders who are making a profound difference in their communities­.

Nominations close on Tuesday 31 July Elders making a difference can

once again be nominated in one of two categories: “70-80 years” or “80 plus”. Six finalists (three in each category) will be selected and notified by Wednesday 15 August. Their stories will then be featured in People’s Post after which the public will get the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice winner. The winners in both categories, as well as the People’s Choice winner, will be announced at a special brunch at Villagio Pizzeria, Pine-

Book now for Queens of Quick Join People’s Post and our sister publication TygerBurger in the fast lane this Women’s Day for a morning of quick, relaxing fun. Women are invited to join fellow “queens” – from 09:30 to noon on Thursday 9 August at the Killarney Raceway clubhouse – while our team of dynamic go-getters share their tips for getting things done in the home, the kitchen and the body – with little time to spare – yet right on time! Don’t know what to do with the hubby and kids? Then take them along for a day at the races. With world-class racing taking place at Killarney on the day, there is plenty to keep the men and youngsters busy while mom takes a well-deserved break. Mom can simply join them again after, and turn the rest of the day into a family affair. Guests in attendance at Queens of Quick will get to meet our glamorous MC, Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, and world-class TV chef-lebrity Jenny Morris as well as Magriet Smit, single mother and coauthor of Een cappuccino en ’n

creme soda, asseblief, and current operations and public relations manager of Body20 – all of whom will be sharing tips to keep up with the daily competition against the clock. Each guest will receive a goody bag containing, among other things, a Body20 voucher worth R450, and you can look forward to lots of prizes in our lucky draws on the day, including luxurious Hannon handbags containing products valued at over R2000 each, and a main Body20 prize worth more than R12 000. Did we mention the delectable treats that will be served? On arrival, each guest will also receive a warm drink compliments of Mobile Coffee Café. For dessert Whimsical Cupcakes – a bespoke

bakery situated in Maitland – will be serving up one of their signature cupcake creations for each guest. And the fun doesn’t end there. Guests will also be treated to a motivational talk by professional female racing driver Andrea Bates, and six of our lucky guests will each win the opportunity to race around the Killarney track with professional racers. V Guests can look forward to all of this for only R260 per ticket, available online at www.webtickets.co.za or your nearest Pick n Pay store. Queens of Quick tickets are limited, so our queens are encouraged to get theirs quickly!

lands on Saturday 6 October. To nominate, download the nomination form on the People’s Post Facebook page or request one from post@peoplespost.co.za or 021 910 6500. Alternatively, collect one from our office on the 3rd floor of the Bloemhof Building, 112 Edward Road, Bellville. Nomination forms are also available in the following Spec-Savers stores: . Vangate Mall, Athlone . The Liberty Promenade Mall

. Canal Walk, Century City . Cavendish Square, Claremont . Blue Route Mall, Tokai . Kenilworth Centre . Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek . Parow Centre . Tygervalley Shopping Centre, Bellville . CapeGate Shopping Centre, Brackenfell . Bayside Centre, Table View . Zevenwacht Mall, Kuils River . N1 City Mall, Goodwood . Khayelitsha Shopping Centre

Share your act of kindness this winter While you snuggle up under a warm duvet or blanket in front of the fire-place tonight, spare a thought for those out in the cold. Then tomorrow, head out to Vangate Mall and share some warmth by donating a blanket, or two or three, and some canned food in Vangate Mall’s “Acts of Kindness” campaign. People’s Post is the official media partner of the campaign. Gouwa Waja-Stemmet, spokesperson for Vangate Mall, says this food and blanket drive is set to benefit hundreds of disadvantaged residents from Athlone and surrounds. The collection of non-perishable foods and blankets will continue until Tuesday 31 July. The goods will then be donated to several non-profit organisations in Athlone, Manenberg, Hanover Park, Silvertown,

Bridgetown and Bonteheuwel during the first week of August. “We are looking at these areas first, as these residents are in the mall regularly.” Several drop-off points have been placed inside Vangate Mall for the public to make their contribution. “The community don’t have to worry about the foods and blankets being stolen, as there are several security guards to oversee to it, and it is lockable daily,” says Waja-Stemmet. “We call on the public and local businesses inside the mall to contribute at least one blanket and can of food. If everyone can do this, we will be able to feed and secure warmth to many more residents living in poor conditions.” V Call Gouwa Waja-Stemmet on 021 633 1065.

Support cycling charity with your own fundraising event July is traditionally a fundraising-focused month at the Qhubeka charity, but this year the organisation is making it even easier for people to support its bicycle programmes while having fun by launching ForQhubeka. “We picked the name because you can really do anything you like for Qhubeka,” says Qhubeka executive director Tsatsi Phaweni. “Over the years, our supporters have come up with some really creative ways of fundraising for us. But for many other people, although they want to make a difference, fundraising can be intimidating. It might be difficult to know where to start. With ForQhubeka, we’re making it easier for people by giving them five potential types of fundraising activities to try, and all the tools they’ll need to get started.” All funds raised through ForQhubeka go towards Qhubeka’s bicycle programmes, which aim to help improve people’s access to schools, clinics, jobs and opportunities. With a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, and carry more. ForQhubeka comprises five event types: Sweat ForQhubeka, Play ForQhubeka, Movie ForQhubeka, Party ForQhubeka and Climb ForQhubeka. “The idea is that people register for the event or activity that most appeals to them on our website, and pay a registration fee. This gives them access to a toolkit for the ForQhubeka option they’ve chosen, which we send them to help them with their fundraising efforts,” explains Lise Olivier, marketing manager at Qhubeka. “For example, if you choose Movie ForQhubeka, we’ll send you some ideas on different types of movie events you could host to fundraise for us, as well as things like files for a popcorn box template, customisable movie poster and even movie tickets. People can visit the Qhubeka website and navigate to the ForQhubeka page and find out more about the different categories or to sign up.”

Olivier says ForQhubeka has been designed for individuals and organisations alike, locally and globally, who want to contribute towards Qhubeka’s efforts to transform communities throughout South Africa with bicycles. July is also when the Tour de France takes place, which is the world’s most-watched cycling event. Team Dimension Data for Qhub-

July is traditionally a fundraising-focused month for the Qhubeka charity.

eka, Africa’s first World Tour cycling team, will once again be taking part in the Tour. The team rides to raise funds and awareness for Qhubeka, and shares the charity’s belief that bicycles change lives. “We’ll be riding the Tour ForQhubeka, as we ride every race with the charity in mind,” says Doug Ryder, team principal. “In fact, you may notice that we already have

‘ForQhubeka’ in our team name, so we see ourselves as pioneers of the ForQhubeka campaign. As well as giving it our best on the roads and in the mountains, we’ll also be doing specific activations ForQhubeka, and we encourage all cycling fans to sign up too because together we can change more lives with bicycles.” V Visit www.qhubeka.org/for-qhubeka


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SIMON’S TOWN

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esidents – who were forcibly removed from Simon’s Town due to the Group Areas Act – and learners from Red Hill, Ocean View, Langa and Gugulethu are still maintaining close contact and relations with the Simon’s Town Museum. “The museum was established in 1977 by the Simon’s Town Historical Society. The museum was originally housed in the old Simon’s Town Municipality complex, but moved to “The Residency” in 1982. The building has a long history, having been used as a hospital, post office, school, customs house, police station, gaol and magistrate’s court,” says Tazneem Wentzel, education officer at the museum. “We have many visitors both national and international, many schools, old age homes, retirement groups and social clubs attending the museum. “We offer a variety of educational and outreach programmes. The educational programmes include a history of Simon’s Town, Just Nuisance, forced removals and indigenous knowledge. We also offer special programmes to schools,” she says. One of the distinguishing features of the museum is the connection between social and naval history. “Simon’s Town has occupied a globally important position for a long time. As a result there are many fascinating connections to the rest of the world. Also, we have a team of wonderful volunteers who assist us with research and running the museum,” Wentzel says. “We have a few projects that we are planning for the rest of the year and everyone is looking forward to Mandela Day on Wednesday 18 July when we are hosting an exhibition and outreach programme. The

Discussions about the liberation and forced removals are two of the projects the museum is running in partnership with schools. Museum Club will be working with children in Ocean View on themes of heritage and history-making. “We are also preparing for the 50th commemoration of the forced removals.These are some of the projects that I am looking forward to,” she says. On Youth Day, 16 June, the museum, in partnership with Kleinberg Primary and Pathways to Free Education, hosted the “My Museum, My Local History” exhibition­. “It was a celebration and commemoration of our youth as our greatest treasure and our future. We hosted the Grade 4s from Kleinberg Primary. We first met the

Grade 4s in an introduction to museum and heritage. This learning journey culminated in the Grade 4s exhibiting their work in the museum. “We commemorated the contribution that young people made in the liberation. This was followed by a workshop conducted by Pathways to Free Education, and culminated in an expression session. “Children were given the opportunity to discuss and showcase what they had learnt on the day in the form of rap, song, and poetry. The building of a family tree captivated the attention of the children and some of them made an extra effort to outshine the others,” she says..

Building for pets on Mandela Day The Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha will be hosting its fifth annual kennel building event for Mandela Day. To cater for both the public and work groups, two events will be hosted. A public kennel-building day will take place on Saturday 21 July and a corporate kennel-building day on Wednesday 18 July. Both events will run from 10:00 to 14:00 at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic at 21297 Govan Mbeki Road, Khayelitsha­. These are fun-filled events where the whole family or work group can come together and have a great team-building experience while building a kennel for a township pet in need. Wood and instruction manuals on how to build a kennel will be provided. Each participant needs to bring a measuring tape, pencil, hammer and paintbrush. If participants wish to bring any extra nails, varnish, paint or anything to decorate their kennel, it will be welcomed but is not essential. V To book for the corporate event, or for more information email info@mdzananda.co.za. V The cost to participate is R100 per person. Space is limited to 120 people per event. Tickets for the public event can be purchased on Quicket.

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VRYGROND

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here Rainbows Meet in Vrygrond celebrated its first annual graduation ceremony of the year at Capricorn Primary School last Friday. The organisation’s Kyle Cupido says two ceremonies – in the morning and afternoon – honoured graduates who had completed computer and life skills courses, as well as small business development students who had completed the business courses at the foundation. “Over the last six months these students showed hard work, dedication and commitment through so many obstacles and difficulties that they faced within their personal lives. With great honour we capped and cloaked our graduates, awarded them with a certificate of completion, saluted them and wished them well for their future endeavours. Speeches were made, hugs were shared and tears of joy were shed. Goals have been achieved, dreams have come to

life, a difference has been made and change has begun. Empowerment was no more just a thought for these graduates, but it is now a reality and Where Rainbows Meet has developed their potential. We are proud and we will continue to develop,” says Cupido. He adds that the evening was a memorable one for everyone involved. Fifty people graduated from computer training, while the other graduation later this year will come from the business work-

shop. Those who enrol in the programme are taught how to start up a business, run and maintain a business. “They learn a lot of things inside there such as bookkeeping. We let them research how businesses and brands work. We are looking for more candidates to start a new intake of computer training. There isn’t really a criteria. They can come to us in Vrygrond Avenue or they can call us.” V Call Kyle Cupido on 021 205 3496

WRM held their first graduation ceremony for the year at Capricorn Primary School last week.

Wednesday 11 July V Noordhoek: Families are invited to come meet a little horse called Pancakes and listen to one of his special books at the Noordhoek Café & Deli at 10:00. Pancakes will be there with his human mom, Candice Noakes, and she will be reading one of the books from the Little Horse Called Pancakes book collection. Pancakes will be there to greet everyone and will also be signing books with his special mark for those who would like to take this precious collection home! Contact the Noordhoek Café & Deli on 021 789 1827 or find them on Facebook: Noordhoek Cafe. Thursday 12 July V Silvermine: Friends of Silvermine walking group will meet at 08:00 at the end of Tafelberg Road near Table Mountain. Call Cathy on 081 270 5788. Saturday 14 July V Sun Valley: The Sun Valley Market and car boot sale to raise funds for community projects will take place on Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00 on the Sun Valley Common and grounds of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church on the corner of Corsair and Corvette roads. Call Val on 082 555 6484 for more information­. Sunday 15 July V Cape Point: Join Friends of Cape Point/ Cape of Good Hope for a gentle coastal hike from Buffelsbaai to Venus Pool on Sunday. Hikers will meet at 09:00 just through paygate entrance. Come with your usual hiking gear, water, snack and Wild/Green Card otherwise entry is R147 per person. Call Kelly on 021 712 6004 or 083 746 5705. Tuesday 17 July V Fish Hoek: Fish Hoek Art Society will hold a paint-out at Ann’s home and garden and panoramic view at 1 Fynbos Rise at 10:00. Bring equipment for your chosen medium and join in a friendly get-together. Guests pay R20. Contact Ann on 021 782 6297. Wednesday 18 July V Fish Hoek: The SA Naval Museum will fire a nine-inch rifled muzzle loader cannon at noon to celebrate Mandela Day. Access to the Battery is via Dido Valley Road. From Fish Hoek, turn right at the traffic lights, continue past Mineral World, then first left towards NBCD School and second left again. Follow the concrete road down to Maritime Reaction Squadron where parking will be available on the parade ground. Spectators are requested to be present at 11:30 sharp. Call Warrant Officer Harry Croome on 021 787 4664/86/22.


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OCEAN VIEW

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outh from the local community and surrounds attended a holiday camp at the Ocean View High School on Tuesday 3 July where Metro Police’s social crime prevention unit addressed social issues. The camp was organised by Zelda Martin, manager of the unit, and JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services, dropped in to encourage the youth to stay in school and not to get involved with gangsterism. “The focus areas for the camp were youth at risk, domestic violence, parent and child safety and substance abuse. The crime prevention unit offers different programmes in

different areas and we identify problems in communities and try to address them with the programmes,” said Martin. The camp was part of the holiday programme and Smith’s visit was welcomed. “He spoke to the youth about following their dreams and not to let other factors or obstacles prevent them from reaching their dreams. Smith also mentioned that life is about choices and external factors can have an influence on your choices,” Martin said. Smith also explained the Cadets programme ran by the City and encouraged the youth to ensure that they have good grades to be part of the programme. “Our youth are at risk due to social problems like gangsterism, substance abuse and

peer pressure. Some of our kids live with domestic violence, child abuse and bullying at school or in the community. “These are all issues that the crime prevention unit addresses on a regular basis and I believe that the more information is available to the youth the better they can equip them,” Martin said. She also mentioned that you can change a child’s life by encouraging him to keep improving on their grades at school or help him to fulfill their dreams. “Sometimes the youth only needs an adult to listen to their problems and help solve them, but encouragement really makes a big difference in our communities,” she said. V Call Zelda on 082 569 0146 for more information.

Alderman JP Smith, Mayco member for security, safety and social services in the City of Cape Town, addressing residents of Ocean View about the Metro Police Youth Camp.

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SIMON’S TOWN

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contingent from the Chinese People’s Liberation Navy (PLAN) paid a goodwill visit to the South African Navy from Sunday 27 June to Sunday 1 July. The task group was comprised of frigates 546 Yamvheng, 550 Weifang and an integrated supply vessel, 889 Taihu, with a combined crew of 699 sailors. The task group is commanded by Senior Captain Wu Donzhu, deputy chief of staff of the PLAN of the Northern Theatre Command­. He addressed the dignitaries on arrival and thanked the SA Navy for their hospitality­. The Chinese community in and around Cape Town were on the quay welcoming them with Chinese and South African flags. The Traditional Lions Dance was performed by the Huaxing Arts Society in Cape Town. In addition to the official programme, the crew from both navies competed against each other in

a friendly soccer and table tennis match during the course of the week. “This was the third visit of PLAN and the Chinese community were allowed to go onboard and interact with the crew. Besides the official visit they also had the opportunity to take in the tourist sites in and around Cape Town,” said Commander Rachel Dulamo of the SA Navy. The Chinese navy visited Table Mountain, Cape Point and penguins­. When they left on Monday 2 July they engaged in bilateral exercises with SAS Amatola but due to bad weather, they had to stay at anchor and departed on Tuesday 3 July, she said. On a question if there was any banter about SA and the Chinese not in action at the Soccer World Cup in Russia, she said there was none but the two navies opted to rather play a soccer match.

PLAN Frigate, PLAN 550 Weifang, with two SA Navy tug boats arriving in Naval Base Simon’s Town. PHOTO: SHANTON PRINS

The Chinese community in Cape Town waiting alongside the quay for the arrival of the three PLAN vessels. PHOTO: SHANTON

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Commander of the task group, Senior Captain Wu Dongzhu, making his keynote address on board SAS Spioenkop. PHOTO: JEAN PIERRE GRANT

Kalk Bay one of the coolest places It is now official! The quaint seaside village of Kalk Bay in the Southern Peninsula has been recognised as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world in a new list by Forbes magazine. Kalk Bay beat neighbourhoods in Amsterdam, Washington DC and Seoul. The publication lists Kalk Bay’s “quaint cafes, rustic fishing boats and colourful storefronts” as some of the reasons for its selection. Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, welcomed the accolade. “Locals have always known that Kalk Bay is a cool place, but its inclusion in the Forbes list means that many of our international visitors may now put it on their itineraries,” Winde said. “The Western Cape has many character-filled gems like Kalk Bay and we encourage locals and visitors alike to explore them. Each seaside ice-cream, delicious plate of fish and chips or souvenir bought from a small store goes a long way to growing the tourism and hospitality economy, and creating new jobs,” he said. “Kalk Bay is also an excellent base from which to explore some of the city’s other tourist attractions, such as Muizenberg beach, the iconic St James beach huts, Boulders Beach and Simon’s Town,” he said. The list is drawn up by Ann Abel, one of the travel writers of Forbes magazine, and it appeared on their website. The list is drawn up annually, but there is no actual award or ceremony. On the website of the prestigious Forbes magazine travel experts

were asked for tips on the best upand-coming neighbourhoods in the world to explore right now and two South African suburbs made it to the top 12 list. The only other country to have two suburbs featured on the list is the USA with Navy Yard in Washington DC and Pilsen in Chicago. The website also states that the areas selected for the list are those just off the beaten track “where local life is really happening”. Tom Marchant, founder of a holiday website told Forbes that Kalk

Bay is a “seaside haven” which attracts “more than just the local surfer community”. Attractions include the “quaint cafes, rustic fishing boats and colourful storefronts”. Tourists contemplating a visit to Kalk Bay should explore the ocean walkway from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay via St James beach. On a perfect, sunny winter’s day (with no wind) this scenic coastal walk is relaxing, not strenuous. Besides enjoying the beauty and diversity of Cape Town and the most picture

The rusty fishing boats in Kalk Bay and colourful storefronts add to the town being one of the coolest places to visit. PHOTO: CAPE TOWN TOURISM

perfect ocean views, the ocean walkway is refreshing to the soul. For young children, the walkway is only suitable till St. James beach as it is paved and there is access for a pram. If you would like to continue on to Kalk Bay with young children there is a train station at St James which is a convenient option as it will drop you in the centre of Kalk Bay and then you can take the train back to the start of the walk at Muizenberg station. Johannesburg’s vibey Maboneng also made the cut.

Duo inhale smoke in blaze Two adults suffered smoke inhalation on Saturday 7 July after a fire at 44 Upper Recreation Road in Fish Hoek. “The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire at 18:43.An informal structure that had been used as a residential dwelling had been destroyed by the fire,” said Theo Layne, spokesperson for the department­. One adult male and one adult female suffered smoke inhalation. They were treated on the scene and transported to hospital. “A vibracrete structure at the rear of the dwelling that was used as a lounge, storage and laundry area was severely damaged by the fire. “Contents consisting of lounge furniture, tables, material, clothing, books and other personal effects in the storage area were also severely damaged by the fire,” he said. The cause of the fire was determined as the radiated heat from the fireplace that had ignited combustible materials close to the fireplace.


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FISH HOEK

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ith the June school holidays nearly something of the past, the roads will be congested as everyone is returning home from their holidays. To ensure that everyone arrives safely People’s Post spoke to Alida Jones-Venter, founder of Drive More Safely, a non-profit organisation (NPO) in Fish Hoek, regarding what motorists should do to prevent fatalities on our roads. “The NPO was founded by myself after the death of my eldest son in a head-on collision with a drunken driver. The devastation on the family is indescribable and tore my family apart,” she says. The NPO originally started in Fish Hoek and then moved to Montagu due to lack of funding. “I was forced to get back into the job market and went back to teaching. We are relocating back to Fish Hoek at the end of August. Although we are currently in Montagu we service the whole of the Western Cape when our services are requested,” JonesVenter says. Drive More Safely runs three pro-

Alida Jones-Venter painting faded road signage.

grammes, namely “Take a Break”, a defensive driving course for truck drivers, and “Danny Cat Club”. The “Take a Break” programme is a campaign that addresses driver fatigue during the festive season with long distances being travelled by road users and the high fatality rate. “We set up camp on the N1 or N2 where we are for three weeks together with the provincial traffic department, emergency services and the police. We monitor blood pressure and sugar levels, offer free tea and coffee, and vehicles are given a goodie bag with some important road safety tips and a few extras. Children can have a few sweets for the road and we also hand out some child restraints when there is not one in a vehicle,” she says. The NPO offers a comprehensive driving course for trucks, which includes the SA road scenario, defensive driving, vehicle fitness, hazard perception and basic first aid. The course runs over five days at a cost of R1500 per person and includes materials, a certificate and a certificate ceremony with media coverage. “Kids between the ages of three and 12 years can join the Danny Cat Club, which is a road safety club where we educate and equip our children to become safe and responsible road users. After joining and training they become road safety ambassadors in their schools. Danny Cat is a wellloved road safety mascot. “Each member receives a membership certificate, a kidz medic, a reflective clip for their schoolbag, a Danny Cat T-shirt, a signed photo, a shout-out on their birthday and a special surprise when Danny visits their school. Schools can email us to visit the school and do a pedestrian safety programme with the children. We also assist with scholar patrol. The cost is R250 per child per year,” Jones-Venter says. Community work is also high on the NPO’s list. “We love working in the community and will often go out and paint road markings that have faded. We join the provincial traffic department on road blocks on special days where we will hand out some gifts that fit the day. Coming up is the Women’s Day road block in Swellendam where all women will receive a little gift at the road block. “Our current big project is to start with the rural schools where children have to walk long distances in the dark to school, risking becoming a pedestrian fatality due to not being seen. Each child will be handed

Danny Cat, the well loved road safety mascot, with learners.

a reflective raincoat, a reflective clip and a kidz medic. This to the cost of R150 per child. Anyone who would like to sponsor a child or two can contact us,” she says. Drive More Safely will also be doing a drive for non-perishable foods to assist fami-

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City official Jason Drummer 021 400 1977 jasonnorman.drummer@capetown.gov.za

In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments, input or recommendations to the municipality from 7 July 2018 to 7 August 2018. Further particulars are available weekdays during office hours (08:00-16:00) at Property Management, 13th Floor, Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town by appointment only. The City’s Public Participation Unit will assist people who cannot read or write, people living with disabilities and people from disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments to have their objections recorded and submitted to the City. Contact Anathi Dywili on 021 400 9825 or anathi.dywili@capetown.gov.za Direct enquiries to the relevant official reflected on the table above. LUNGELO MBANDAZAYO CITY MANAGER 107­1/2018

lies during the festive season who have lost loved ones due to a road crash. All donations are most welcome and drop-off points will be communicated. V Email Alida at info@drivemoresafely.co.za or alida@­ drivemoresafely.co.za.

City’s mobile housing office hits the road The City of Cape Town’s MyEstate mobile housing office once again hit the road during June to see to residential queries. The MyEstate mobile office, which deals with home ownership transfer and tenancy management, is manned by housing department staff and has been in operation since December. During June the mobile office visited Lotus River, Woodlands, Kensington, Hangberg, Albow Gardens, Mfuleni and Bellville South. The services provided include logging service requests on behalf of residents in the areas that are covered, and assisting residents with rent relief application queries, new accounts that are in arrears and general enquiries. Account queries made by residents related to their rates, sewerage, electricity, water, and transfer of property, among other residential concerns, coupled with general enquiries about parks, waste removal, property management and valuations, which were tended to by the City officials. Follow-ups on new applica-

tions and the completion of lease agreements and arrangements for rental accounts in arrears, as well as residents general enquiries and the provision of personalised services for residents unable to get to their destination also formed part of the services offered. During June, 385 residents requested assistance, adding to the 900 residents who were assisted between December and May. The mobile housing office further allows residents to update their details on the housing waiting list and database. “It is heart-warming to see an increase in the number of residents making use of this opportunity. The mobile MyEstate office will be moving to other communities in due course and the relevant communities will be advised when it will be in their area. The vehicle has been fully fitted with furniture and equipment to ensure the comfort of residents who make use of this facility,” says Mayco member for assets and facilities management, Stuart Diamond.


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R3.4m spend at Fisherman’s Lane T

he City of Cape Town is spending R3.4m to protect the parking area at the popular Fisherman’s Lane fishing spot along the False Bay coast. The area, situated close to Strandfontein Pavilion, has been in the spotlight on several occasions as a result of the erosion to the infrastructure caused by spring tides and wave action. In October 2017, a report on remedial action was submitted to the City’s Coastal Transversal Working Group. Just more than six months later, in May, a contractor moved onto the site to start a nine-week project aimed at restoring the infrastructure and preventing future damage. Assisted by four local labourers, the contractor has thus far removed all the existing

asphalt layers and subbase materials and started constructing a gabion retaining wall, working in 20 metre sections at a time. Other aspects of the planned construction include excavating and reinstalling the parking area edge and diverting the sewer line underneath the parking area. The project is being funded by the City’s Recreation and Parks Department as the facility owner, in partnership with the City’s Coastal Management Department, which designed the engineering solution. “I was very impressed by what I saw during a recent site visit, both in terms of the work being done to address this longstanding issue, but also with the rate of progress of the contractor. It is our hope that the fishing fraternity will find the upgrades and reinforcements a step up from the challenges that they’ve had to contend with in the past. I also urge fishermen using the facility to please desist from driving over the dunes, but instead to use only the path leading out of the parking area to get to their fishing spot,” says Mayco member for safety, security and social services, JP Smith. The City’s Recreation and Parks Department is also in the process of assessing neighbouring The contractor removing the existing asphalt layers and Strandfontein Pavilion subbase materials. for a possible upgrade.

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Damien Buckton 021 481 3882 or email dbuckton@iziko.org.za THERE is no space for the winter holiday blues at Iziko Museums of South Africa. Ditch the boredom with Iziko’s diverse range of programmes designed for maximum fun and to increase your knowledge vault. There are activities for all ages, across all three museums. Don’t fret – all activities are FREE! But booking is essential contact Kashiefa Millward via email kmillward@iziko.org.za or Tel: 021 4813808. Do you always feel the pull of the past? Do you always interrupt stories with “But why?” Ever wanted to take off to the stars?

options available within Iziko museums. This ideal job shadowing opportunity takes place from 9-11 July at the Iziko South African Museum, Slave Lodge, and South African National Gallery. Learners are to email kmillward@iziko.org.za by 4 July.

Iziko Museums might have answers for you with a three-day career guidance experience. This is open to Grade 9-12, learners keen to explore the unique and rewarding career

Get ‘Sirius about Rockets’ and have fun learning about the stars, constellations and make your own space rocket this June holiday.

Come visit the Iziko Planetarium over this June Holiday and take off to the stars with our ‘Accidental Astronauts’ and discover new galaxies! The Planetarium digital immersive fulldome theatre creates a sensory virtual experience that feels like you’re literally been transported through space to other worlds.

But wait there’s more! Our activities range from a treasure hunt at the Gallery followed by an artmaking workshop, a tour of Slave Origins – Cultural Echoes Exhibition ending in collage making, a hands on Tie-dye workshop as part of the exploration of ‘The isiShweshwe story: material women?’ and African Vessel Clay Workshop, drawing inspiration from the Slave Lodge’s current exhibition ‘From African Earth: Celebrating our African Vessel Heritage’. Oh wow! And there’s more, you get to make your own clay vessel. But it doesn’t end there. Sharpen the young ones’ with a fusion of facts and fun with ‘Discover the Icy World of Penguins’ at Iziko SouthAfrican Museum.

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‘Pandemic of rape’ calls for a state of emergency As a father and grandfather, I am reduced to tears at the horrendous rape and murder of six-year-old Stacey Adams of Eastridge in Mitchell’s Plain. Having seen the Baxter Theatre production of #JustMen, I cannot help thinking and lament that the production must go ‘onto the road’ and into the townships, to be seen by as many men as possible. The debriefing session after the performance is imperative. Undoubtedly, it is men who perform the dastardly acts of brutal violation of women and children. The pandemic of rape, violence and

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murder of women and children calls for a “state of emergency” by our national government. A visit to the Adams family by the police minister, Bheki Cele, is a futile exercise, the same old public relations exercise and will not ease the pain and anguish of the bereaved family. We are gatvol. Our national government needs a more strategic and focused programme of interventions to address the brutal scourge. Crime prevention starts with each of us in civil society. MARK RH KLEINSCHMIDT

“Where is undelivered post sitting?” What has happened to our postal system? When Mark Barnes came in with much fanfare, we all hoped it would improve and we could once again expect reliable postal delivery. I subscribe to an expensive weekly news magazine in the UK and the last edition I got was in early May. I have checked with others and it is no different. The retirement village where I live has approximately 175 cottages and day after day, the post boxes of all the residents are empty. I refuse to believe this is the acceptable norm, but where is all the undelivered post sitting? I searched on Google for Mr Barnes’s email and it was returned as ‘mail delivery failed’. Who should I contact about this abysmal situation? Already Amazon has refused to deliver books to South Africa and it will not be long before others follow suit. Time was in the early days of the 1900s when one could put a penny stamp on a letter in England and it would be delivered without fail the next day. We are truly going backwards in our so-called service delivery. Not everybody has a computer but many of us have long since stopped sending snail mail or birthday cards because of lack of delivery. I recently had a registered letter sent to me from England dated 30 April and it reached me in the third week of June! This with priority handling and registration on the envelope. Surely we expect better. JILL GRANT

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Unfair water billing It is a well-known fact that most people in the Western Cape underestimated the reality and severity of the drought in the region and were not adequately prepared for it. The City of Cape Town, however, seems to have been the most unprepared for the serious water shortage. One of the key indications of this is the long time it took them to start building water desalination plants. It is, however, of great concern that as a result, many ratepayers in its municipal area have been slammed or fined with huge water bills in recent months. This is in spite of the fact that most residents have made considerable efforts to try and save water. Some people’s water statements even reflect more than a 100% increase in the payments that are due, even though the amount of water used does not differ significantly from their average water usage. It would also appear as if those who regularly pay their accounts in full by the due date, have been hardest hit by these high bills; probably because of their proven ability to pay their accounts. This includes people in working-class areas.

Is it fair that ratepayers literally have to pay for the inefficiencies and delays of the municipality and provincial government in developing effective contingency plans? How long will this trend of high water charges continue? What is also of great concern are the unhelpful, ignorant and often disrespectful responses municipal officials at various service points, provide on enquiry. Have they not been provided with sufficient training to deal with these queries? How to pay the account in full is not the issue. The real issues are the exorbitant tariffs and incorrect water billing. Even though we still have a long way to go, the current rains are bringing much-needed relief to our city. Will this, however, also translate into any relief for ratepayers in this regard? When will we once again see a municipal water billing system that is both accurate and fair to ratepayers? What actions or campaigns are required on the part of homeowners, to try and change this bad state of affairs? G CONTALDI Tafelsig

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/kF against the R5/kF from the dams) and was for 250 000kF per day, half our current usage. If the City had taken the deal, we would have more water and they would have more revenue! But the amateurs couldn’t see it. What I don’t understand is WHY must I pay a premium for a 20 mm incoming supply pipe? ROB STAMPE Durbanville

I don’t know how many in your family, but we are two and averaging 1 kF a month for this year. The City was offered a finance, design, manufacture and operation desalination package last year by the local specialists but this was refused. The cost was only 10% higher than the cost of water from the main dams (R5.50

Post office not delivering The post office is supposed to have turned over a new leaf to deliver a better service to the public, but nothing has changed and I think nothing ever will. I posted two identical parcels on the same day. One went airmail to Germany and the other went to Pretoria. The people in Germany received theirs within 14 days. Excellent service I would say. But the people in Pretoria are still waiting for theirs, two months after I

posted it. We have to be thankful if the parcel makes it at all. Of course, they will tell you that you must insure your parcel and pay extra for tracking services and I ask why? I pay the post office for delivering a parcel, within a reasonable time. I pay, you SHOULD deliver! I am sorry Post Office, you have dug your own grave with your sloppy service and non-delivery! DISGRUNTLED Durbanville

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he two dead whale carcasses found at Kommetjie Beach recently raised a few questions among residents in the area and surrounds. People’s Post posed the questions to the City of Cape Town, and Brett Herron, Mayco member for transport and urban development, explained why whales come to shore to die or give birth. “On average, over the last 20 years, we have removed approximately 20 whale and/ or dolphin carcasses per year from our shoreline. “These are almost always animals that have died at sea and the carcass has either washed ashore or is close to washing ashore in which case we tow the carcass to a slip-

way for easy removal,” he said. The causes of deaths vary from old age to ship strikes. “Often no definitive cause is determined and may simply be due to natural causes. When carcasses wash ashore they are disposed of at the Visserhok landfill site where they are buried in specially dug trenches as part of the hazardous waste disposal permit­. “The public/residents of the Southern Peninsula must immediately call either the City on 107 or the NSRI and provide as much detail as they can in respect of where the whale is, how big it is and if it is alive or dead,” Herron said. There are whale stranding signboards at all the beaches of the City that tell people what to do in the case of such incidents.

Keeping bathers hydrated Several pools will remain open despite the drought, as officials find new ways to keep bathers swimming. Not only will the City of Cape Town keep their indoor pools open this season, they have also looked at new ways to open more pools to the public. Pools will remain open to enable casual bathers to continue with their programmes without interruption, says the City’s Mayco member for safety, security and social services, JP Smith. “It has also been important for us to recognise the needs of organised aquatic clubs who have established relationships with the City, and who need to use the facilities after hours to train for professional swimming and underwater hockey,” says Smith. These methods include the use of rainwater, harvested through retention tanks, to top up empty pools. “All our indoor pools have retention tanks where rainwater is harvested and is used for topping up if it’s needed. It is however noted that, due to the cold weather, very little or hardly any evaporation takes place and very few backwashes are done. This means that topping up is minimal,” adds Smith. In the unlikely event that the pools run out of rainwater, water will be sourced from the Bellville swimming pool and Newlands diving pool. The department took delivery of two new 10 000F water tankers recently which are in use for

transporting water to these facilities. Sea Point Swimming Pool, being the only City-owned facility that makes use of saltwater, will remain open, while four other costal pools have been earmarked for the saltwater conversion. These pools are the Muizenberg Swimming Pool, Mnandi Resort, Monwabisi Resort and the Strand indoor pool. “Budget has been made available to start the process for the conversion of the coastal pools following the completion of a feasibility study. We will continue with the next stages of the project which will include costing and implementation processes in the new financial year,” says Smith. These pools will become a part of the Water Resilience Initiative; however, a feasible study will be done. Continuation of the next few stages of the project, which includes costing and implementation processes, will start in the new financial year. For the winter season, the Retreat and Long Street indoor pools will be open. The Long Street indoor pool will be open from 07:00 to 16:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10:00 to 14:00 on Tuesdays and from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. The Retreat indoor pool will be open from Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00. The Sea Point pool will be open from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00.

Fish Hoek mourns Milly Talbot House in Sun Valley mourns the in Ocean View, such as the Centre for Perpassing of Milly Merrington who passed sons with Disabilities, Soteria Preschool, away at the age of 87. the Safe House, the Silwer Jare Club for She was the founder of the Seniors and Happy Feet local branch of the Belgium orCrèche. ganisation, Toc H, having Milly was an elder at St Kispent most of her life in service aran’s Presbyterian Church of the poor, elderly, abused and regularly attended serviand handicapped. Toc H was ces there until just before she started in 1919 in Belgium and passed away. Right up until has many branches the end she was able to recite worldwide­. the official Toc H prayer, Milly was a much-loved, which she had committed to hardworking woman and well memory: known in Fish Hoek and surWe are called to be the instrurounds. Not only was she a regments of God’s Will ular early morning swimmer Where there is hatred, let us at Fish Hoek Beach and an avbring love id badminton player, but she Milly Merrington. Where there is injury, pardon often took part in big walks to Where there is doubt, faith raise funds for Toc H-supported charities Where there is despair, hope and the Nerina Gardens Building Fund. Where there is sadness, joy Under her leadership Toc H has undertakWhere there is darkness, let us bring light. en to support the Joyce Chevalier Centre, This prayer personifies Milly MerringNerina and Carlisle homes, False Bay Hos- ton’s life. pital teas, Meals on Wheels and Living Hope V Contact Miranda Moisey on 021 785 1190 for more Hospice. Toc H also reaches out to charities information on how you can assist Toc H.


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Her toes pointe to Scotland SAMANTHA LEE @Samantha_Lee121 A young ballerina is ready to leap into action as she and her classmates hope to attend a special festival in Scotland later this year. Tamara Williams (15) from Strandfontein has been selected to dance at the Edinburgh Arts Festival in August and is well on her way to earning the trip of a lifetime. “Tamara comes alive on stage. She started dancing when she was 5 and moved to the Cafda dance company. When they closed down in 2015, the teacher started her own studio known as 34/18 based in Grassy Park where Tamara still is,” says her mother Chantelle. Tamara does Ballet, hip-hop and contemporary, recently also partaking in a gumboot class. “She is quiet in person but really comes alive on stage. I remember her first school concert and I looked at her and told her dad she was going to cry, but after that she loved a stage. Really shy and quiet but alive on stage,” she says. The studio recorded a video audition and submitted it to the Edinburgh Arts Festival and were accepted to perform. To help raise the R40 000 she needs to get there, her family and dance school have partnered with the Cape Town Jive Comedy Festival. The group is currently selling tickets for the show on Monday 16 July, which will take place at the Baxter Theatre. Tickets cost R190 each, with R50 per ticket sold by her mother going toward her trip. The 13th annual Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines, takes place at the Baxter Theatre from Tuesday 10 July to Monday 6 August. The popular month-long comedy festival is strong on variety and speciality acts, whilst highlighting some of the top stand-up comedians in the country, resulting in an even-

ing’s worth of world-class entertainment and laughter. The Funny Festival was founded by comedy entrepreneur and publicist Eddy Cassar. What started from humble beginnings has developed into an annual winter comedic tonic for many Capetonians. Launched way back in 1997, the festival has developed into the largest of its type in the country and is respected by performers as a “blue-chip” event. This year’s international cast includes Norway’s greatest artistic export, London’s top magician and Freddie Mercury lookalike Mario, Queen of the Circus. V Tickets for the show in aid of Tamara’s trip can be purchased from her mother Chantelle by calling 078 073 3676.

Tamara Williams (15) from Strandfontein hopes to compete in a competition in Edinburgh later this year,

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Youth to set stage on fire A

rtscape Arena Theatre will play host to empowerment initiative Fostering Fever, on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July, that will showcase 12 young artists, accompanied by an equally young and talented seven-piece band, each presenting their creative journey against challenging odds. Each show will include the first-hand retelling of the real-life stories of each of these artists on stage, depicting what happens in their neighbourhoods. Mentored by one of South Africa’s premier entertainment pioneers, Sophia Foster, the cast will present two performances supported and guided by both Sophia and the highly respected artist and musician Celeste Williams, who is the show’s musical director. Award-winning stage and film actor Jody Abrahams has thrown his support and experience behind the foundation and will be directing the show. Through the involvement of the Fostering Foundation in the Youth Jazz Fes-

tival, held in March at Steenberg High School, Sophia auditioned singers and dancers. Out of that experience, a group of girl dancers was enrolled into the Fostering Foundation and will appear as part of the Fostering Fever showcase. The band members were sourced through the Celeste Williams Development Project, which is focused on the development of previously disadvantaged young musicians of the Western Cape. “Local support is fundamental in providing a platform for the development of our youth within the arts. We need to ensure that the talent of our kids is encouraged, appreciated and showcased whenever the opportunity arises,” Sophia asserts­. “We are truly grateful for the opportunity that Artscape has afforded us, enabling dreams to turn into reality through the Fostering Foundation initiative.” V Fostering Fever shows start at 20:00. Tickets cost R120 each and are available directly from Computicket.

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Poaching highlighted in Schuster movie The well-known South African comedian is back on the big screen later this year with a quirky comedy set to hit the local cinema circuit by November. Leon Schuster will present his brand new quirky comedy complete with hilarious incidents and an inspiring storyline that will keep audiences captivated until the end credits start rolling. In true Schuster fashion, Frank & Fearless follows the winning recipe of side-splitting comedy and humorous social commentary of his previous successes such as There’s a Zulu on my Stoep and Mr Bones, but together with co-writer director, Gray Hofmeyr, takes it to the next level by introducing a relevant and engrossing story and a depth of emotion which sets it apart from anything else previously produced by this iconic filmmaker. “Frank & Fearless was an extremely difficult movie to make, and the script by Gray, myself and Geoff Newton was developed over a period of four years. Gray and I worked together for the first time on Sweet and Short in 1991, and have made nine movies together since then. We are old troopers, and the one without the other is like a soldier going into battle without his rifle. We are confident that this latest offering tops all our previous efforts, and that the kids of this world and their moms and dads will be engrossed by this film,” says Schuster. His films are some of the highest-grossing local productions with impressive international sales as well. Set in Africa, the movie takes you on a thrilling adventure as a loveable old man, Sonny Frank (Leon Schuster), and a 10-

year-old rural African boy, Fearless (Themba Ntuli), set out to kidnap the ambassador of a South-East Asian country in an attempt to stop rhino slaughter. They are joined on this mission by two four-legged friends: Reini, a baby rhino whose mother was killed by poachers, and Fearless’ large and faithful black dog called Dog. When things go terribly wrong, they have no choice but to take on a platoon of merciless poachers, led by the terrifying ranger-turned-poacher, Dolf (Kenneth Nkosi), with whom Sonny has a past. The emotional heart, of course, stems from the characters’ individual journeys. “Setting a comedy in a milieu as tragic as the rhino crisis was a controversial decision. However, I believe that comedy and tragedy can run seamlessly side by side, complementing each other and enhancing the emotional roller coaster ride, provided the performances and the story are 100% honest,” says scriptwriter and director Gray Hofmeyr, who has not only been in the industry for decades, but has also won numerous awards for his work. Aside from brilliant cinematography and the most beautiful surroundings, the movie also boasts impressive performances by the star-studded cast. “Our hope is that the message of this film will reach all the children of the world and encourage them to ‘stop people killing our wild animals. Eating their body parts does not make you healthy, it makes you evil. Be a force for good. Save the wild animals of our world.’ My personal hope is that specifically the children of South-East Asia will see and love this film,” says Hofmeyr.


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Rainbow Team off to Gothia Cup AVRIL FILLIES

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he Rainbow Team, consisting of 16 soccer players from different ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds, departs today (10 July) to attend the Soccer Youth World Cup in Gothenburg in Sweden­. “This is our fourth year we are taking a team to compete for the Gothia Cup and the tournament takes place from Sunday 15 to Sunday 21 July. “Around 1736 teams from 79 nations, 40 000 players and coaches as well as more than 50 000 companions will be in Gothenburg. More than 4300 matches are being played during the week of the tournament and a third of the games are being live streamed. More than 600 000 people will be watching the matches during the week,” says Pernilla Landstedt from Camps Bay, founder of the Rainbow Team and director/partner of Propel Africa Destination Management. The first year the Rainbow Team came in the top 64, the following year the top 32 and last year the top 16 out of 204 teams. T his year they are competing in a group of 188 teams in the group boys 16 years old. “The team consists of boys from different league teams, such as Hel-

lenic, Ajax Cape Town, Hout Bay United, Camps Bay and Tuks. They come together three times a week, nine months of the year, when they train, play matches or give of their time to help other soccer initiatives in underprivileged areas. “The boys have to adhere to a code of conduct to be part of the project and we keep in contact with their schools, soccer clubs and parents to make sure they stick to these. If they don’t they will be warned and eventually taken off the project,” Landstedt says. The team is captained by Sihle Songanga from Nyanga who plays for Camps Bay and he explains the meaning of the team’s motto, “A part of something bigger”. “Two years ago I had never been outside South Africa. Now that I’ve travelled, I’ve become more curious to see how other people live and to interact with them. I’ve learnt a lot about how things work in other societies, and I’ve also learnt to adapt to different places and situations. “When you know how to adapt, you become more open as a person. The Gothia Cup has given me exposure and new experiences and I’ve made many friends from all over the world that I still keep in touch with,” Songanga says. For Landstedt and the team it is

The Rainbow Team will compete in the Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden. not only about the soccer and going to the tournament in Sweden. “We find different organisations and initiatives to interact with. The past season we have been busy with a lot of different things such as a Christmas soccer ball drive where we gave away a few hundred soccer balls to soccer kids right before Christmas which came from donations from individuals and companies in Sweden,” Landstedt says. Other initiatives include giving away donated soccer items in connection with games against teams

FC Orient ryg doele teen ’n tempo in JOSEPH PILLAY Die sokkerspanne van FC Orient en Durbanville het Sondag in Manenberg hul ondersteuners aan die praat ná bevredigende vertonings. FC Orient het op die Greenssportterrein die praatwerk op die veld gedoen en dit ook aan die brand gespeel. Daarby het Enver Solomons (afrigter) se Orient-span sy teenstander en buurspan van Manenberg Thames Sporting soos `n lam ter slagting gelei. Die derbystryd het 16 doele opgelewer en dit is alles deur Orient aangeteken nadat hy 4-0 met rustyd voor was. Boonop het die fees van doele twee driekunste ingesluit, naamlik Antonio Thomas (5) en Magmoed Samuels (4), terwyl Royston Lindsay (2), Ashton Petersen (2), Carlo Jones, Gareth Sims en Ashley Williams almal die doelhok gevind het. Intussen het Durbanville, onder die afrigtingskap van Michael Lamb, FCG Hotspurs, afkomstig van Hanover Park (Athlone LFA), uit die pad gevee en met 4-0 geseëvier. Maar volgens Lamb het sy spelers gewys dat hy nie bereid is om die handdoek in te gooi nie. Hulle het stadig begin, maar hulself toe

reggeruk en hul stempel deeglik afgedruk. Met spelers soos Shahied Abrahams, Ashley Sass, Julian Leadbetter en Alfonso Fraser – wat ook die doele ingeryg het – het die Durbs-span genoeg woema om hul stem dik te maak. Die Elsiesrivier-besoekers, Riverside Rangers, borrel oor van selfvertroue en volgens hul breier, Leslie Mondo, is sy spelers op ’n sending en wil hulle goed vaar in Safa CT se Coke Cup-kompetisie. Riverside Rangers het Vrydagaand op die Astroturf se sportkompleks in Heideveld die plaaslike span van FC Glamdene met 22-0 verpletter. Dit is inderdaad ’n rekord in Safa Cape Town se Coke Cup-geskiedenis en dit oortref Matroosfontein se rekord van vier enkeldriekunste in ’n uitslag van 27-0 teen White City in 2006. Die doele vir Riverside Rangers is deur Calvin Adams (8), Kyle Mentoor (4), Renaldo Fielies (4), Caswill Adams en Michael Louw aangeteken. Louw, die doelwagter, het in die laaste 20 minute sy doelhok verlaat en drie doele aangeteken. Uitslae: Heideveld: Goal50 United 4, Sunrise FC 1; Riverside Rangers

FN Rangers se Craig Oliver (links) klop die doelwager van Silent Tigers, Ricardo America, op pad doelhok toe om een van sy span se doele aan te teken in Rangers se oorwinning Sondag van 7-0. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

22, FC Glamdene 0; Young Pirates 2, Everton United 1; Chelsea Athletic 1, Bluebirds FC 0; Cedar United 2, Lion City 1. Steenberg: Wanderers X1 3, Cape Town Rangers 2; Square Hill United 6, Esparanzia 0; Stephanian Ottery 3, Try Again 0; greenwood athletic 5, Ravensmead 3; Hout Bay Gunners 3, Eastern Rovers 2. Hanover Park: Liverpool-Portland 5, Atlantic Nacional 1; FN Rangers 5, Silent Tigers 2; Hanover Park FC 3, South End 0; Premier United 6, Salt River Celtic 5 (met strafdoele, 0-0); Avendale Athletico 4. Zim Stars 0. Rylands: South End (Rygate LFA) 2, Bellville City 0; Everton Spurs 13, Steenberg United 1; Junction rovers 5, Celtic FC 3; Baltic rangers 4, Jordan C allies 3 (met strafdoele, 0-0); Silver Spurs 8, Mighty Doves 0; Jamestown United 2,Life Zone International 0; Bayview FC 2, Hazendal United 1; Heinz Park 5, PCT Colville 3. Masiphumelele: Ocean View 3, FCCF 0; Meadowridge 11, Athletico Zorai 1; Fish Hoek Pirates 2, Hanover Rangers 1; Wynberg St John’s 2, Rising Stars 1. Grassy Park: Westridge United 5, Saxon Rovers 4 (met strafdoele, 1-1); Milano United 3, Codesa FC 0; MPCE 3, Snowden FC 0; Belhar Spurs 4, DGLPE 3 (met strafdoele, 0-0); Glendene United 4, heath Athletic 2; FC Booysen 5, Saringa Spurs 4 (met strafdoele, 1-1); Table View 4, 4, Seven Stars 3; FC Cafda 4, Beacon City 3; FC Tafelzucht 1, Oasis FC 0; Valhalla United 2, Grassy Park united 0; Lentegeur City 2,United FC 1; Everite Tigers 5, Highburg United 4. Manenberg: Primrose Park 1, Kewtown United 0; FC Manenberg 2, UCT 0; Benfica 3, United Aces 0; Rockafellas 4, Barcelona 1; FC Orient 16, Thames Sporting 0; Arsenal 3, AME Celtic 0; Makhaza All Stars 5, MSB Nitros 1; Strandfontein 3, Wayside Wanderers 0; Sea Point Swifts 3, Atlantis Leeds United 0; Durbanville 4, FCG Hotspurs 0; Melchester Rovers 4, Bellstar United 3 (met strafdoele, 0-0); SSS Academy 3, Westlake Attackers 1; Mighty Peace 3, Eagle Wings 0.

from underprivileged areas. They help out with soccer clinics, make pots of food to hand out and provide tutoring or mentoring for players who need it. “All teams are asked to send a greeting to Gothia Cup before the tournament. The Rainbow Team sang their greeting and received the most views of the clips sent – it was more than 6000. “I showed this clip and explained about the Rainbow Project at a travel show in May in Frankfurt where I was marketing South Africa together with South African

Tourism and was approached by the organisers behind the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations on 18, 19 and 20 July in Munich if the team can do a similar greeting to honour Madiba on his 100th birthday,” Landstedt says. The clip will be played during the days of the celebration and the custodians, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will honour this legacy by initiating sustainable projects of future work that support building a better world. The events by Quintessence of Culture are in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and are in support of the foundation’s mission. “The team worked on this new clip last Wednesday, changed the lyrics, and Russel Tranter, a volunteer cameraman, put it together and we sent it to Munich. The actual clip is two minutes and it takes a few minutes to download. The Rainbow Team hopes to make South Africa proud by doing their best and to achieve their goal for this year,” Landstedt says. The team is coached by Anees Abbas and Reaaz Miller. “We as a team will do our best during the tournament and make sure we are good ambassadors on and off the field and will make South Africa proud,” Abbas says.

Girls’ multi-code sport festival to be launched Play Sport4Life (PS4L) is about to launch its latest community initiative, the Girls’ Multi-Code Sport Festival, to generate greater participation of girls and women in sport. Carolyn Inglis, head of operations for PS4L, says the festival would be an opportunity for everybody involved in playing, delivering, leading or working in sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of girls’ and women’s sport across Cape Town. “This is a long-overdue initiative,” says Inglis, adding, “We have to change the dominant view that it’s all about the boys and the men. At PS4L we are as passionate about females in sport as we are about their male counterparts. We will celebrate and showcase women’s sport at every level, from grassroots to elite, and highlight the incredible contribution that women bring to sport. Our society is all about inclusion but we must not pay lip service to that ideal. We have to practise what we preach. The girls and women deserve to be not just on the sidelines supporting their brothers, fathers or partners, but on the pitch,” she says. The Girls’ Multi-Code Sport Festival will be held on Thursday 9 August, National Women’s Day, at the Factreton Primary School grounds in 16th Avenue. PS4L plans to make it an annual event. The aim of the day is to improve the profile of women’s sport and female athletes, raise awareness of inclusive opportunities for women and girls to participate, as well as encourage women’s representation in sport leadership and workforce “We think it is an appropriate

day to launch the project. We appeal to all involved in sport to show their support to help women and girls reach their full potential through sport. We will highlight challenges in women’s sport, and celebrate and reflect on local female role models who have been making an impact on our sport. Some prominent females and sporting legends will be part of this project to interact with the girls,” explains Inglis. PS4L recently added three women’s sports advocates to their board of directors, Linda Diedericks, Gail Reid and Gaya Mammon, all of whom are working passionately in assisting and advocating for the importance of women in sports for community development. Entry is free to all girls’ teams registering for u.12, u.14 and u.17 years in soccer, hockey and netball. All schools, clubs and social girls’ teams are welcome to enter. The format is based on a knock-out system for five-a-side soccer and seven-a-side netball and hockey played for seven minutes aside with a maximum of 10 players per team. The deadline for team entries is Friday 27 July. If you would like to be involved in the Girls’ Multi-Code Sport Festival and be the first to hear about the plans and activities, register early to secure a place. Send your team registration via email to Carolyn@­ ps4l.org.za. The email should include your team name, sport code, age group, a contact person and their contact details. V For further information, contact Carolyn Inglis on 083 286 7199 and visit the website www.playsport4life.org.


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Karateka off to Sweden S

outh Africa are the defending World Karate champions and used the Samurai Djo in Claremont on Saturday for their final training session before jetting off to the Kimura Shukokai International World Championships in Sweden next week. More than 70 members of the SA squad gathered for the training session, which was the culmination of intense preparation and training since the squad was selected in September last year.

“South Africa South have successfully defended our World Championship title for the last two years (having won in 2012, 2014 and 2016) and will be aiming to make it a quadruple,” says Sensei Bruce van Rensburg. With gold medallists across all the disciplines including individual and team kata and kumite divisions, the team is prepped and ready to top the tally of 46 medals won at the last event. In 2016, the team won 13 gold, 14 silver and

19 bronze medals, outperforming the second-placed Finland with 22 medals in total. Capricorn Park’s Luciano Jacobs is aiming to turn his 2016 silver in the boys’ kumite division to gold this year, while Westerford High school’s Liam Jefferies will hope to defend his boys’ junior kumite heavyweight title. Adriana Verster and Chelsea de Reuck from the Lakeside Dojo are the defending girls’ cadet medallists, while Sophia Ja-

cobs, also from Lakeside Dojo, is the reigning girls’ junior kata champion. KSI is headed by the late Master Kimura’s four most senior students: Shihan Eddie Daniels, Shihan Chris Thompson from Cape Town, Shihan Lionel Marinus from Guateng and Shihan Bill Bressaw. Shihan Chris Thompson (ninth dan), who trained with Kimura Shukokai’s founder Master Kimura for over 25 years starting in South Africa, was also in attendance at the training session.

Bjorn Isaac (23) from Diep River (left) and Tasneem Cozyn (21) from Lakeside. Eighteen-year-old Luchiano Jacobs (left) from Vrygrond, who attends Heathfield High School, Claremont’s Sean Stacy (21) and Lansdowne’s Liam Jefferies (15), who attends Westerford High School, are also Sweden-bound. PHOTOS: RASHIED ISAACS

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