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SMOKE TRAIL: People’s Post reader Gerhard Slabbert was at the right place at the right time when he captured this colourful photograph of Jenny, the steam engine, from Fish Hoek Beach on Sunday. Photo: Gerhard Slabbert
Carcass: beaches shut NURENE JASSIEMMARCUS
THE carcass of the Southern Right Whale which washed up near Capricorn Beach at the weekend has been removed from the area. The removal, which lasted some 18 hours, was a joint effort by various departments within the City of Cape Town and the provincial Department of Environmental Affairs. Cape Town Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says the whale was bitten several times by great white sharks, covering the bay in blood and blubber which could attract more sharks to the area. Authorities had to wait for the tide to wash in so that the carcass could become buoyant and be removed by the City’s Solid Waste De-
partment. Authorities spotted the 30m-long whale about 3km offshore past Sunrise Circle near Capricorn beach on Sunday. The presence of the carcass led to an increase in predator-fish activity in the area and the City closed False Bay beaches as a precautionary measure. “At this stage it is unclear whether the whale was alive when the sharks attacked it or whether it died as a result of illness,” says Solomons-Johannes. Scientists from the Department of Environmental Affairs have taken samples of the carcass to perform an autopsy. The carcass was transported to the Vissershok landfill site for disposal. Beaches remain closed between Muizenberg and Monwabisi until further notice. Sarah Titley, project manager for the Shark Spotters Programme, says they will re-
view the decision to close the beaches daily. “Although the carcass has been removed, there is still a lot of blood and blubber in the water, which means it is almost guaranteed that there will be sharks in the area,” Titley says. She cautions residents against going into the water when they see a whale carcass. “We had two more shark sighting this morning (Monday) and visibility was poor – which means there could be many more sharks in the area,” Titley adds. Meanwhile the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says the incident should not raise alarm as sharks feeding off whales are a natural occurrence. “Great white sharks are known to congregate for long periods at whale carcasses, gorging themselves and almost appearing to go into some kind of over-satiated trance. Sharks
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are apex predators so naturally they will be searching for prey,” says Eleanor YeldHutchings, manager of the WWF’s People and the Coast Programme. She adds there is generally an increased shark presence around whale carcasses and the sharks are also constantly feeding. “People should be aware of increased risks when there is a whale carcass, when there is blood in the water or at dusk and dawn. “People should consider all the conditions and factors carefully and make an informed decision on whether to enter the water or not,” Yeld-Hutchings adds.
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Remembering a great mother Dear reader,
LADY IN RED: Ian Varkevisser took this photo of a Gladiola on the boardwalk in Kommetjie. He says there have been flowers in abundance everywhere this spring, following the good winter rains.
Penguins need your help NEED an excuse to get rid of old toothbrushes, towels and linen? Look no further than the African Penguin Awareness Day and the annual Penguin Festival in Simon’s Town on Saturday 13 October .The project, run by the Simon’s Town
Museum, aims to support the well-being of penguins. All donated items will be handed over to SANCCOB on Saturday 13 October. Collections can be arranged by phoning Suzette Farmer on (021) 786 3046.
Drive or ‘hop’ to deliver meals FISH HOEK Meals-on-Wheels seeks drivers and hoppers – people who deliver to the doors of recipients. Services are needed once a month on Mon-
days, Wednesdays or Fridays. If you would like to offer your volunteer services phone James Anderson on (021) 785 7775.
I once again dedicate my column to my beautiful, courageous mother who passed away 17 days ago after living with breast cancer for years. I also dedicate this column to all those who have lost their mothers and to every individual and organisation championing the fight against cancer. This is the most difficult piece of writing I’ve had to do in my 20-year career and I am writing every word with a broken heart that yearns for my mother. The day my mom died, my entire world ceased to exist and after two weeks of unbridled grieving, my pain at losing my beloved mother is as intense as the day she was diagnosed with cancer. I am not alone in my loss as my mother left behind a legacy of love, generosity, inspiration and tenacity. In our home, she advocated the importance of spirituality and education. She touched the lives of many – often in ways her husband and six children learned of only after her death. My mother inspired her younger sister to work and make her own money in an era when women stayed at home. My mother always had kind words to say about others, regularly sent monetary gifts to the mosque, offered a warm meal and groceries to anyone who stepped into our home and always gave the gift of her smile, even when she had the most excruciating pain. I was blessed to have slept beside my mother the last night of her life and to remain with her until the end. This was painful, but I would not have
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Grey sludge at Simon’s Town JUANITA WILLIAMS
WHEN Nadeem Orrie spotted a kilometre of grey sludge washing out to sea, he phoned Disaster Risk Management Centre to report it. Orrie is the operational manager for Department of Waterworks. “We didn’t know what it was; it looked like grey PVC liquid coming through from the drain and washing into the sea,” he says. “We had stopped to watch a baby seal that was washed up on the shore, near Dido Valley Road, Simon’s Town, when we saw the polluted water which seemed to
come from Scratch Patch.” He phoned Scratch Patch to find out what they had flushed down a stormwater drain. Scratch Patch production manager Reg Fine says they were doing repairs on one of the lower dams, and clearing out the sludge which is mainly silicone carbide left over after they grind the stones. “We recycle a lot of water,” he says. Peter Flower, the City’s Acting Director Water and Sanitation, says the matter had been resolved. “The inspector reported that the company collects their effluent water in a dam where settlement takes
place and the water is then recycled for use in processing the stones. “There was a malfunction of the pumps (which) resulted in the effluent discharging to the stormwater system (and) to the sea.” He says no visible pollution was found downstream of the municipal stormwater system and outfall. “If a discharge to stormwater was taking place, the inspector would issue a fine.” None was issued, but a letter is being prepared requesting an “action plan to prevent a recurrence of the situation”. Report pollution to 0860 103 054.
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The Kalk Bay eatery has made it into the second volume of a coffee table book featuring top restaurants around the world. The hardcover book Cool Restaurants, Top of the World, is published in English, French and German. The only other African eatery to make the pages is Makaron Restaurant in Stellenbosch. This recognition came out the blue for husband-and-wife team Bart and Deona van Vuuren, although visitors routinely whip out cameras to try and capture the eceletic atmosphere. Wax drips from brass candlesticks, operatic chandeliers hang from the ceiling and sculptures jostle for space with authentic Cuban furniture. Samuel L Jackson, Benicio del Toro and the late Dennis Hopper are among the famous names to have visited the legendary establishment. There is so much to admire at this Kalk Bay venue; it is hard to imagine it was once an old woodwork shed. Bart had fallen in love with Cuba while on a holiday. In 1999, the couple decided to convert the space into a “paladar” (Spanish and Portuguese for “palate”) offering Cuban-style homecooking. He has returned with his family to savour the country’s character and bring back pieces for the restaurant. He explains when communist leader Fidel Castro rose to power wealthy people left Cuba in droves, many with just what they could carry. The houses of the rich were allocated at random so, he says, impoverished families could be found living in grand houses, with washing lines hanging up between marble staircases and antiques. Desperate for money, they would trade priceless artworks and furniture. In the 90s many Cuban homes were converted into eateries – which was an illegal practice.
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Get cleaning with NEAG THE Noordhoek Environment Action Group (NEAG) will get their hands dirty when they take to the streets of the suburb for a clean-up on Saturday 13 October from 09:30 until 11:30. The operation is aimed at getting residents involved in keeping the area clean. According to the organisation the Main Road, as well as Silvermine Road, are areas of concern. “There are many areas where builders have either dumped or left residue of rubble alongside the road,” a press release states. Residents are encouraged to join by tackling any area of concern. “Litter can be left at convenient points, such as corners of main thoroughfares, and it will be picked up by one of our members at the end of the clean-up.” For more information contact Cecil Whiteman on (021) 789 2010 or 083 658 0571. Alternatively visit the NEAG website at www.neag.org.za.
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Tuesday 9 October 2012 SHOWBOATING: The Cape Town International Boat Show takes place at the CTICC from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October. Ticket holders can view and board the boats on show and watch an indoor wakeboarding competition. The R80 ticket price includes a trip on a water taxi down the canal to the V&A Waterfront. People’s Post readers can win 10 double tickets to the event. SMS the word “boat”, your name and the edition of People’s Post you read to 34586. SMSes cost R1,50 each. Winners will be notified by phone. Photo: Supplied
Perlemoen thieves nabbed
POLICE officers netted a haul of 48 perlemoen – and two suspects. The duo – 20-year-olds from Lavender Hill – were caught walking down Beach Road, Fish Hoek midday on Thursday with bags containing the perlemoen, says Warrant Officer Chris Cloete, of the Fish Hoek police. Cloete says an officer stopped the two to search their bags as they were walking to the taxi rank. “They were probably acting as couriers and taking the perlemoen to a merchant,” he says. This arrest comes five months after police nabbed suspects carrying 78 perlemoen. “The perlemoen can stay alive for a couple of days after they have been caught, as long as they are kept wet. They are usually put in the freezer, de-shelled, dried out and exported for medicinal pur-
poses.” He says hundreds of rands worth of undersized perlemoen are poached and sold each year across the border. “Fish Hoek is the gateway for perlemoen which is poached from Simon’s Town or from the reserve.” . Hikers to Deers Cave, on Ou Kaapse Weg, are warned not to leave valuables in their cars. Thanks to an alert motorist, who phoned Fish Hoek police, two men and a teenager, were arrested after they had broken into cars at the weekend. Cloete says Kirstenhof police blocked the exit from Ou Kaapse Weg and arrested the three suspects with stolen property. He says the men, who are wanted for armed robbery and house break-ins, will be denied bail.
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NATURAL BEAUTY: Magnificent Chapman’s Peak.
Rockfall halts Chappies work JUANITA WILLIAMS
BOULDERS and stones tore away a section of the protective wire netting on Chapman’s Peak, briefly halting construction. No-one was hurt and work was soon resumed. Al-Ameen Kafaar, Head of Communication, Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, says: “Geotechnical experts have thoroughly inspected the damaged area, which is an old fracture plane that has been exposed due to the heavy rain that has fallen recently. Their report on the way forward is still awaited. Repair work is unlikely to be extensive and the control building presently being constructed, is in no danger.”
Kafaar assures motorists routine patrols are done daily and detailed inspections are completed at least every six months. “Closures this year have only been precautionary due to poor weather conditions.” Work on the toll plaza – to cost about R54m – is due to be completed by mid-2013, he says. The catch fences consist of interlocking rings of high tensile wire designed to trap rocks as they fall. They are anchored to the rock face with steel wire ropes. There are 1,6kms of catch fences in different sections, these are monitored and the fallen rocks are removed. Risk is monitored by CCTV cameras, radar traffic detectors and a weather station linked to operator consoles. These measures have reduced the risk of rockfalls on the road by 90%, according to the Chapman’s Peak Engineering Group.
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Truck stop IN THE early 1990s, Mitchell’s Plain was cordoned off by minibus taxis. People were trapped. Traffic came to a standstill. Roads led to nowhere. Nobody could get in. Nobody could get out. Few went to work. All were held ransom by the unified action of taxi drivers. Those were the dying moments of the struggle days. People on the Cape Flats know it well. The country burned; it was a looters’ paradise; people got hurt. That was the day taxis ruled the roads of the biggest Coloured township in the country. Fast-forward to the past two weeks. The actions of truck drivers nationwide now hold the country captive. Goods are not being transported. If the strike by SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) continues, essential services will come to a grinding halt. Few would remain unaffected by this action. These concerns are already being feared. Availability of raw materials for manufacturing; goods for essential, life-saving services, like medical equipment; food; packaging. In some small way – or another – each person will feel the effects of the truck drivers’ strike as they hold out for their pay hike demands. The strike is reported to cost the transport industry R1bn in revenue each week. In the Cape, three people, a child among them, were hurt and three trucks were set alight. Satawu denies involvement in violence, but has reportedly called on rail and port workers for support of a secondary strike. It will cripple the country. Some may be reminded of the days when people were encouraged to hoard baked beans – then in anticipation of the “swart gevaar”, now because there simply may be no stock to replenish store shelves. We can build a nation only with likeminded people. Even so, everyone has the right to a fair salary. Let’s hope the strike comes to a quick conclusion.
Don’t touch Kommetjie intersection I READ with interest the plans for a Kommetjie intersection “upgrade” (“Cutting down on congestion”, People’s Post, 2 October). I am going to say something quite controversial: leave the intersection just as it is. Increasing the size of the “artery” to feed the urban sprawl “cancer” in outlying areas such as Kommetjie will only work for a short while. Making traffic flow temporarily easier for long distance commuters will simply encourage more to settle on the urban fringes and drive long distances to work. The situation will be back where it started in a year or two. We need to think of other solutions (and) real causes; not just “stick tape over a blinking warning light”. People need to make it a priority to live closer to their work to avoid a scenario such as in Los Angeles and other American towns. Here, in many cases roughly two-thirds of the urban area consists of land use devoted entirely to facilitating the use of the motor car: roads, parking lots, service stations and motor car shops; and all its attendant frustrations, costs, accidents, time wastage and environmental impact. What do the paved areas do for water runoff? There is little absorption of heavy rainfall in
Gratitude to donors THE parish of St Clare of Assisi Anglican Church in Ocean View would like to thank Leon’s Place, John’s Take Away’s, HB Inn and Thompson’s Liquor Outlet for their generosity towards the annual dance. We are wonderfully blessed to have your sup-
paved areas and roads which increases the runoff into rivers enormously. Yet, many see increased flooding in and near our cities as a product of “climate change”. Nonsense! The effective rainfall can increase two- or threefold in or near an urban area, because of paved areas replacing what were once natural “sponges”, such as grassland or fynbos. How many productive hours a day are wasted during long-distance commuting? What is the impact of exhaust fumes from idling vehicles in traffic jams? What is the cost of accidents and road repairs to our local economy? One can go on and on! No. Think local, work local, buy local, live local. Else move nearer to work and reduce the enormous impact long-distance commuting has on our natural, built and living environment. Avoid more urban sprawl and “development” projects in the southern Peninsula. Leave the natural “limiter” of the intersection in place, please. Lifestyle changes will happen naturally when the long-distance commuters become frustrated enough to sit down and really analyse the effects of long-distance commuting on their lives and everyone else’s! BRUCE CLEMENCE port. As you are aware all funds will be used for the spiritual and physical needs of our congregation and community. We have various outreach projects which benefit the entire community and, thanks to the success of our annual dance, we are now able to respond. JOYCE LA GUMA Parish secretary
. Congratulations to Living Hope on their COHSASA accreditation. They have achieved a higher standard than most of our hospitals, including Constantiaberg MediClinic, which are not COHSASA accredited. Thompson, Noordhoek . In reply to JS from Glencairn and his suggestion to close the two pedestrian crossings on Kalk Bay Main Road to allow traffic to flow. I suggest the Main Road be permanently closed. This will allow pedestrians to walk in safety. LieutenantColonel Ray Mayo, Muizenberg . Last week my niece and I were crossing Fish Hoek Main Road, at the robots towards the station, during peak hour. As we did, two taxis came speeding past in the oncoming lane – on Fish Hoek Fisheries side. If we had not pulled ourselves back we would have been bumped to a pulp. Everybody is complaining about the stop-and-go road works; well, I’m not. I would just like to ask: where is Metro police? I took down the number plates and went into the taxi rank confronting the two drivers, not knowing what the outcome would be. They just laughed in my face as if I was crazy. So again ask: where is the law when you need them? Lives in danger
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FESTIVAL UNITES: The annual Simon’s Town Festival, held over the Heritage Day weekend, saw a children’s pizza-making competition, performances by the Izivunguvungu Youth Band and a braai competition. Here judges and local business owners, from left, Margaret Silk (Paddlers Kayaks), Dave Martin (The Meeting Place) and Alex Chelini (Fresco’s) test the delicious grilled foods. The competition winners are Mike and John Inggs from Simon’s Town Pharmacy. Photo: Supplied
REMEMBERING: On Heritage Day the Simon’s Town Museum and the Phoenix Committee commemorated the 45th anniversary of the declaration of the Group Areas Act in Simon’s Town. The act saw about 7 500 people of colour forcibly removed from their homes in the picturesque town. Themed Living with World Heritage in Africa – Popular Memories, the day saw the former residents return, a wreath-laying ceremony at the forced removal plaque, several speeches and the national anthem sung by the Simon’s Town School Choir. When Gladys Thomas (pictured) read a Slave Story of Simon’s Town it was a special moment. Photo: Supplied
INQUISITIVE MINDS: The Save Our Seas Shark Centre formd part of the 22nd Hermanus Whale Festival, held recently. The centre was one of many organisations which set up camp in the popular marquee, aiming to bring an awareness to marine conservation. Here the centre’s Paul Millar entertains and intrigues young minds with a talk. Photo: Supplied
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KEEPING FIT: Maggie Joubert celebrated her seventh year of teaching the Nia Technique at a class in Ocean View. Nia is a fusion of dance moves, martial art and the healing arts like yoga and the Alexander Technique. She says most of the women have been dancing with her since she started teaching the Community Outreach Class in January 2010. She adds this weekly class – held on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 – is free to Ocean View residents. They will also be doing a Nia performance at the Variety Concert at 19:30 at the Ocean View High School on Friday 12 October. Phone Maggie Joubert on (021) 783 5973. Photo: Supplied
The Fish Hoek Pre-Primary School is run by a well trained, passionate and capable team who provide a brilliant environment for play and stimulation. Our focus is on providing a caring, relaxed, fun and stimulating learning environment for children from 2-6 years old. The grounds are particularly fabulous with a large outdoor garden, super-sized jungle gym, boat, car, bike tracks, swings, and a lovely place for children to kick and throw a ball. There is a lovely space indoors for interactive play. Aftercare is provided for the children until 6pm each day (including holidays).
The school has been operating for a number of years, making sure that there is both a wealth of resources, experience and best practice. The school is also committed to sustainability and has recently introduced a recycling programme and vegetable garden. Fish Hoek Pre-Primary: Lower end 1st Avenue, Abington Circle, Fish Hoek
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Immaculate north-facing home on the water. Spacious lounge and dining room with gas fireplace, fully fitted kitchen and laundry, three bedrooms (main en-suite) and entertainment area. Swimming pool and double garage. Angela Muskett 072 341 4583 Web ref: 98265
Marina da Gama
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Urgent sale! On the water. Open plan kitchen/dining room and lounge. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Large garden with sprinkler system and swimming pool. Double garage and parking for two cars. Angela Muskett 072 341 4583 Web ref: 98263
Brand new mandate. Property with commercial rights in the heart of the CBD. Currently leased as offices. The property has 4 offices, reception area, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Small garden. Parking available. Sylvia Lombard 082 496 7300 Web ref: 98713
Superb value for money! Sea, mountain and vlei views. This gracious home, built in 1936 has all the original imported fixtures and fittings. Six beds, three baths, sun rooms, separate lounge & dining room. Angela Muskett 072 341 4583 Web ref: 97943
Combine valley convenience with the advantage of mountainside living! This modern and elevated open plan family home has four beds, three baths, designer kitchen, outdoor area with pool and jacuzzi. Lorraine Webb 082 675 0725 Web ref: 92671
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. from the quiet Glencairn beach, this three bedroom A stone’s throw beach villa offers unparalleled sea views from both levels. Loads of entertainment space, two bathrooms and double garage. Deborah Paré 082 556 2331 Web ref: 94386
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Charming home with large entertainment “deck”. overlooking the Clovelly Golf Course. Spacious lounge, sun room and well designed open plan kitchen and dining room. Double garage and manageable garden. Ref# WMF3837
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Unique seaside home with fabulous sea views from practically every room in the house! Modern bathrooms, bedrooms with wrap around balconies, “cave type” pub, wine cellar and seating area leading out to pool deck. Ref# WMF6298
Vic Duggan 083 626 0383
Available 1 November 2012. Duplex apartment in sought after North Shore. Open plan kitchen / dining area with sliding door to small tiled patio. Open plan lounge and kitchenette with sliding door to tiled balcony. Single garage, communal pool. Regret no pets.
Lisa on 021 782 6202
Spacious ground floor apartment conveniently situated in avenues. Both bedrooms have built in cupboards, separate shower in bathroom, small balcony and allocated parking. Good security. Ref# WMF5525
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Immaculate apartment in secure complex. Open plan modern kitchen with under-counter oven and hob, living area with sliding doors leading to balcony. Parking bay and communal pool. Added Bonus - no transfer duty payable. Ref# WMF6322
Carol Croft 072 717 0751
Available 1 November 2012. Lovely elevated home with breathtaking sea views. Open plan fitted kitchen, stone outdoor braai area, lounge, separate TV room, pub, wine cellar, pool, double garage. Pet permission at the approval of the owner.
Lisa on 021 782 6202
Beautiful loft apartment in gated complex. Spacious split level home with main bedroom and en-suite upstairs. Second bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Balcony with braai area, parking bay. Close to shops and beach. Ref# WMF4399
Spacious double-storey home offering a number of possibilities. Upper level comprises 2 beds, bathroom and living area with balcony. Lower level has living area, kitchen, bedroom with ensuite and study or 4th bedroom. Ref# WMF6292
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BARGAIN ! Dual living potential - 3rd bedroom has an en suite and kitchenette so can be used as a bachelor pad with independent access. Large timber deck with sea and valley views. Ref# WMF5876
Unique home with tons of potential. Presently divided into 2 “apartments” but can easily be converted back to one large family home. Double auto garage with direct access, paved patio and brickbuilt braai. Ref# WMF5697
Lisa on 021 782 6202
Available 1 November 2012. Compact townhouse comprising of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan lounge and kitchen, garage and large garden. Pet permission at the approval of the owner.
Available 1 November 2012. Separate entrance flat comprising of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and driveway parking behind lockable gates.
Lisa on 021 782 6202
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ANCIENT ART: Artists of the South will hold its next exhibition at the Simon’s Town Library hall from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 October, from 09:00 until 17:00. A meet-and-greet session with the artists will be held on Saturday 13 October at noon; refreshments will be served. Pictured is a sculpture, called The Sangoma, by artist Godfrey Chimhanzi, a Zimbabwean wood carver. For more details contact Pauline on 082 831 1578.
FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER Noordhoek: The weekly quiz night will be held at the Toad in the Village, Noordhoek Farm Village at 19:30. The quiz master will challenge teams on current affairs, geography, science, nature, history, sport and literature. Great prizes will be up for grabs. Entrance is R20. For further details call (021)7892973.
WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER Glencairn Heights: Simon’s Town Community Police Sector 1 Neighbourhood Watch meeting is at 18:30 at the Phoenix Hall. Hear what’s been happening in your community with regard to safety and security. Phone Aliet Pelt on (021) 781 0028 or 072 347 3117. Noordhoek: The weekly cooking demonstration by Franck will be held at The Foodbarn Restaurant at 18:30. The interactive demonstrations will show you how to cook two to three dishes. The dishes are free with your dinner reservation. For further details call (021) 789 1390.
THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER Fish Hoek: Fish Hoek Valley Historical Association’s monthly talk will be on the AP Jones legacy. This will be at 17:45 for 18:00 at the library hall. Free for association members; non-members pay R5. Phone Clive Stadler on 072 225 5983 or Jean Newport on (021) 782 1752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Noordhoek: The Earth Fair Food Market will gather at the Noorhoek Farm Village from 16:00 until 21:00. Enjoy a selection of
Fish Hoek: The 36th Managed Aging Seminar on the topic Bedlam and Rage: Dealing with Aberrant Behaviour in the age of Drug Wars, which was due to be held today has been postponed. Fish Hoek: The Cape Town Tango Ensemble will appear at 19:30 at the civic centre. This quartet has been delighting audiences since 1996 with their soulful rendition of South American music. Tickets are R50 from Kleinjan’s Biltong Bar on Fish Hoek Main Road or in the Longbeach Mall and at Valley Boutique,Valyland or at the concert. Email booking at email@example.com or for telephone bookings phone Carol on (021) 782 2282.
SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER Fish Hoek: The 1st Fish Hoek Sea Scouts mini morning market is from 08:00 until 12:30 at the 1st Fish Hoek Sea Scout Hall in Recreation Road. Markets are held on the second Saturday of every month. There will be a tea garden, bacon and egg rolls, pancakes, white elephant and much more. Crafters are welcome. Phone Nicolette on 083 257 0708.
SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER Noordhoek: Visit Café Roux at the Noordhoek Farm Village for live acoustic music at 14:00. Entrance is free; for further details call (021) 789 2538. Cape Point: Join the Cape Point volunteers for a hike from the Smitswinkel lookout. The group will meet inside the pay gate at 09:00. The hike requires a reasonable degree of fitness, is about 10km long and will take four hours to complete. Hikers are advised to wear boots and a hat, as well as have water, snacks and sunblock. There is no charge, except for the gate entrance fee. Contact hike leader John on 084 249 9979.
TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER Plumstead: The prostate cancer support action group meets in the auditorium of MediClinic Constantiaberg in Burnham Road at 17:45 for 18:00. Dr Karl-Heinz Jehle will talk on sex and prostate cancer. Newlydiagnosed patients and their partners or carers are welcome to attend. For more information call or SMS 073 560 3067.
WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER Fish Hoek: The annual meeting of the Fish Hoek Association for the welfare of the elderly is at 18:30 in the Chat coffee shop at Nerina Gardens. Phone (021) 782 6106. Fish Hoek: The Fish Hoek Garden Club meets at the civic centre at 19:00. The guest speaker will be Pippa Haarhoff of the West Coast Fossil Park. All welcome; visitors pay R10. For enquiries call (021) 785 2386.
THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER Fish Hoek: The monthly diabetes support group meeting will take place at the civic centre at 14:15. The guest speaker will be Alan Walters from CMR. For details call Gerald Jefta on (021) 786 4540.
SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER Simon’s Town: The Simon’s Town Methodist Church will hold a bazaar at the town hall from 09:00 until 14:00.
FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER Fish Hoek: A tea will be held at Fish Hoek Library at 10:00. The guest speaker will be author Peter Merrington. The tea will raise funds for the library. The entrance fee, at R20, includes tea. For more information phone Jeanie on (021)7842030.
SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER Clovelly: The inaugural Clovelly Country Club bridal fair will see wedding vendors from across the Peninsula showcase their goods and services from 14:00. There will also be a lucky prize draw on the day. To book call Jacqui on 072 257 0890 or Tammy on 082 041 9247.
TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER Ocean View: The Ocean View Community Police Forum will hold its annual meeting at the Ocean View Civic Centre at 19:00.
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T ons of talent at concert Tons AN OUTSTANDING array of talent will be on stage at the gala concert to be held at the Fish Hoek High School theatre at 19:30 on Saturday 13 October. The gala is in aid of the neighbourhood watch. The appearance of well-known violinist Quentin Crida of Camerata Tinta Barocca fame is eagerly awaited. The former deputy concert master of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra has been heard in solo re-
citals, chamber music concerts and symphony orchestras on three continents. Soprano Liesl Hartje, a graduate of the UCT Opera School who recently starred in the highly successful Yeomen of the Guard at the Artscape, will sing the haunting Czardas from Johan Strauss’ operetta Die Fledermaus and an aria from Madame Butterfly. Dermod Gloster, who spent 15 years in opera and operetta overseas, including 433 performances on London’s West End, will weigh
in with a Neapolitan song and songs from operetta. Debbie Jenkins, a former Sun City and Moulin Rouge showgirl, will present several exciting tap routines. Local favourite Aubrey Hindle and rising star Ami-Rose Barber will each present songs from musicals, though in differing styles, and saxophonist Debi Parkinson, currently appearing in the stage band of Cabaret, will make her own special contribution. Clarinettist Charles Mauger
aims to delight, and Coila Enderstein, a piano performance student of high promise at the UCT School of Music, will play a Chopin ballade. Add to this a couple of sets from accordionists Alec Deuchar and Hettie Clayton and the event promises a varied and interesting programme. Booking is essential. Phone Dermod Gloster on 0 (021) 782 2498 or email email@example.com. Tickets at R70 are obtainable at AP Jones in Fish Hoek or from NW co-ordinators.
SWEET TUNES: Soprano Liesl Hartje will perform at the gala concert. Photo: Supplied
NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE SUBCOUNCILS OCTOBER 2012 Notice is hereby given that the meeting of the 24 (twenty four) Subcouncils for the City of Cape Town will take place at the time and at the different venues as indicated in the schedule below: Subcouncil Venue 1
Council Chambers, Royal Ascot, Milnerton
Kraaifontein Council Chambers
CLASSIC WEEKENDS: Sunday Soirées are in full swing at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg. On Sunday 14 October at 20:00 Playbill Productions presents Swinging Strings featuring (from left) the accomplished String Quartet of Loren Bowen (cello), Cherith Bain (violin), Jens Eggers (violin) and Suzette Vorster (viola). They will present a magical mix of Ragtime, Jazz, Tango, Latin and more. Tickets are R75. Theatre Club members enjoy a R10 discount. To book call (021) 788 1898 during office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo: Supplied
UNIQUE EXPERIENCE: Musician and storyteller Gavin Bonner (pictured) will bring Rapid Fire Fairytales to the Kalk Bay Theatre for three nights only. The show, which runs from 18 to 20 October at 20:30, sees Bonner combining his skills as a percussionist, comedian and poet into one performance. It also includes material from his new album Of Beasts and Kings, Skins and Strings, which will be available on the night. Tickets cost R70. Book on www.kbt.co.za.Photo: Sarah
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Durbanville Council Chambers
Strand Council Chambers, Strand
Solomon Tshuku Hall, Site C Khayelitsha
Lookout Hill Tourism Facility, Khayelitsha
Ruth First Community Hall
Fezeka Council Chambers, Gugulethu
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October at 18:00 for 18:30. Entrance is free, but bookings on 0 (021) 788 2266 are essential for catering purposes.
Tickets for HIStory at the Artscape WIN! WIN! WIN! People’s Post readers can win five pairs of tickets for the HIStory show at Artscape on Thursday 11 October. SMS the word “Jackson”, your name and the People’s Post edition you read to 34586 by
Wednesday 10 October at 17:00. SMSes cost R1,50. Winners will be notified by phone and have to collect their tickets at the venue on the night.
Raven Room, Pinelands Training Centre, Pinelands Council Chambers, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town Athlone Minor Hall
Rondevlei Subcouncil Chambers, Lotus River
Council Chambers Fish Hoek
KALK BAY BOOKS will host the launch of Roots, Shoots and Leaves, a vegetarian recipe book by Bernadette le Roux, on Thursday 11
Vanguard Community Hall, Vanguard Estate Portland Community Centre, Mitchells Plain
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Council Chambers, Voortrekker Road, Goodwood Parow Council Chambers, Tallent Road, Parow Council Chambers, cnr Jakkalsvlei Avenue and Kiaat Road Bonteheuwel Bellville Council Chambers, Bellville Civic Centre
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Strand Council Chambers
Colorado Community Centre
Khayelitsha Training Centre
Manager Peter Deacon 021 550 1001 Fred Monk 021 980 6053 Johannes Brand 021 590 1676 Ardela van Niekerk 021 938 8050 Martin Julie 021 695 8161 Pat Jansen 021 918 2024 Carin Viljoen 021 970 3002 Izak du Toit 021 850 4149 Vathiswa Njaba 021 360 1351 Lunga Bobo 021 630 1600 Kayise Nombakuse 021 630 1600 Kennith Snippers 021 371 4550 Lunga Bobo 021 630 1600 Christopher Jako 021 630 1600 Mariette Griessel 021 531 3437 Marius Coetsee 021 487 2055 Edgar Carolissen 021 637 9757 Okkie Manuels 021 700 4020 Desiree Mentor 021 784 2011 Brian Ford 021 794 2493 Pieter Grobler 021 900 1502 Richard Moi 021 900 1508 Raphael Martin 021 371 4551 Anthony Mathe 021 956 8000
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RIDING THE WAVE: Kommetjie’s Mikey February (19) caused the upset of the opening day of the Oakley ASP World Junior Championships in Bali on the weekend. He posted one of the day’s highest heat scores (16.67 out of 20) and relegated the event top seed, Keanu Asing, of Hawaii, to the repechage round. Photo: ASP/Robertson
Elation at Masiphumelele promotion LIAM MOSES
ONE of the most recently-formed rugby clubs in Cape Town have won promotion for the second consecutive year after finishing second in their league. Masiphumelele Rugby Club, which was formed in 2009 and has only been competing in structured Western Province Rugby Union competitions since 2010, has won promotion to Division Two. The club was started after the Goodsport Trust, a community sport organisation, recognised the need for a club in the Far South and entered a partnership with a group of social players who were playing under the club’s current name. All 15 of the original players were from Masiphumelele, but the club has since grown to include players of all races and back-
grounds from across the Far South. Darren Clarke, CEO of the Goodsport Trust and director of club, says it has become a vehicle to achieve several goals. “There are many challenges when you bring together people from different communities. We have our club ethos which underpins what we believe as players and makes it clear what is expected,” says Clarke. “It is placed on the wall of our clubhouse and is written in Xhosa, English and Afrikaans. It is about understanding each other’s cultures, accepting people for who they are and developing great people through sport. “Sport has the ability to teach us many life skills about personal discipline, self-motivation and having the determination to succeed – not just on the field, but more importantly off the field.” This season Masiphumelele RFC fielded three senior sides, with the third and second
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time and winning promotion was the best moment I have ever experienced. That week we were preparing for the last game, I have never been so nervous in my rugby career. Everyone was nervous, but we were focused and pushing for that goal.” Goodsport runs around 45 rugby teams at schools across the South Peninsula, who play against each other in the week. A youth team is selected from that pool of players to represent Masi in club games. Clarke hopes this strong youth foundation will see the club grow and improve until they are playing in the Super League A, the top league in Cape Town, and producing players for the professional ranks. Goodsport also helps its players by training them as physical educators and sport coaches, and then employing them as coaches at some schools where they run programmes. Call (021) 782 2254.
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THE Richard Maurice Super 16 Double Eliminator Table Tennis Championship takes place at Livingstone High School in Claremont on Saturday 13 October. The tournament starts at 17:30 and several of South Africa’s top tennis players and referees will be taking part. It is being hosted by the Livingstone-Kenilworth Table Tennis Club as part of their 75th anniversary celebrations. Entry is R25 for adults and R10 for children under the age of 17. Parking, inside the school grounds, will cost R10 per car. Only 200 seated tickets and 100 standing tickets will be available. For more information contact Hasie Ismail 0 082 821 3946 or (021) 705 3194.
teams finishing on top of their logs and the first team finishing second behind Caledonian Roses and earning promotion. The senior side played 18 games this season, winning 14 and losing four. In two of those losses, Masi were defeated by only two points. The team is captained by Sandile India, a former professional player who learned his trade in the Eastern Cape before honing his skills in the Free State with the Griffons Currie Cup team. India, 32, spent most of this season on the sidelines due to injury, but says he was just as anxious as his team mates during the last games of the season as possible promotion became a reality. “This year I have been injured often. I only played only six games and I came back in the last game of the season,” says India. “I have been playing rugby for a very long
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