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group of youth am mbassadors signed a development and service delivery charter with the City of Cape Town last week as a pledge of o their commitment towards various develo opment interventions in Bishop Lavis, Bonteh heuwel and Valhalla Park. This pledge came as a result of the City’s BiBo oValla (Bishop Lavis, Bonteheuwel and Valhalla Park) Youth Summit that was held in June 2016, and involved 450 youth delegates. Last week the youth ambassadors who participated in the BiBoValla Youth Summit provided feedback to o the City and the larger BiBoValla youth group, whe ere they unpacked the various challlenges faced by their communities and propo osed innovative solutions. The City’s Mayoral Urban U Regeneration Programme (Murp) inittiated the summit in response to the BiBoV Valla Community Action Plan. These areas form pa art of subcouncil 5, which is a designated Murp node. Mayco member for energy, e environmental and spatial plannin ng, councillor Johan van der Merwe, says it is encouraging to witness the passion and commitment c demonstrated by this group off youth ambassadors. “They have proven th hat they acknowledge their responsibility as th he future leaders and custodians of these are eas and that their future possibilities depen nd on what they sow now,” he says. Van der Merwe says by working together to highlight their community concerns and by prioritising possible solutions, they have already achieved so much of what needs to be done and are true examples to the youth of the nation. The youth summit targeted people between the ages of 13 and 25, with the goal of deepening democracy and empowering the young people. “The challenges identified by the youth included social, cultural and safety and securi-

At the back are Amelia Vester and Bradley Gravers, in the middle are Mac­Kaylen Johnson (holding the phone), Tiffany Swarts and Gladys Julies and in front is Chante Arnolds, who all attended the youth summit session programme last week.

ty issues as well as a lack of institutions and infrastructure within their communities,” Van der Merwe says. Some of the initiatives proposed by the youth to tackle the challenges specific to each area include instituting awareness programmes around hunger and poverty alleviation, disability, discrimination and genderbased violence, workshops and events focusing on cultural diversity, mobile clinics and libraries, the revival of social nurse programmes at schools, local rehabilitation

centres and various safety and security solutions. Van der Merwe explains that the presummit workshops, which centred around the theme of “Possibilities for the future start with us”, were attended by 450 youth candidates from the BiBoValla areas. A total of 45 of these candidates were then identified as ambassadors and attended the main summit where they focused on the theme “As youth we can make progress possible together”.

“This youth summit forms part of our urban regeneration programme, which continues to be rolled out across the areas in the metro which need it most,” he says. Van der Merwe adds that often these areas are characterised by urban decay and violence. For this reason, a multi-pronged, bottomup approach to counter this, focusing on empowering communities through various development programmes and dedicated infrastructure investments.

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everal people were arrested for various crimes over the past weekend by City of Cape Town law enforcement agencies during various operations. Metro Police officers across the city apprehended seven suspects for being in possession of drugs, with nearly daily busts. During an operation in Bellville South on Friday 14 October, officers arrested two men aged 27 and 61 for being in possession of drugs Meanwhile on the same day an officer of the Integrated Roadblock Unit stopped a vehicle on 35th Street in Bishop Lavis and upon searching the vehicle and its three occupants the officer found an imitation firearm, and other dangerous weapons. Officers also found an identity document with a driving licence, bank cards and other cards, a video camera, cellphone and tablet and small quantities of mandrax and dagga were also found in their possession. On further investigation it was found that

the items in their possession were linked to a robbery that had occurred in the Bellville area the previous day (Thursday 13 October). The three suspects were arrested for possession of an imitation firearm with intention to commit an offence, possession of stolen property, and possession of drugs and dagga, and detained at the Bishop Lavis Police Station. City Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith, says the City’s law enforcement agencies arrested 243 suspects and issued 1 967 fines for various offences during the operations across the City. “I want to commend our officers who stop at nothing to bring drug users and dealers to book. “The use of drugs is to blame for some of the social ills we find in our communities and therefore must be tackled. We will therefore continue to clamp down on drug use,” Smith says.

Tik straws were also confiscated during the operations over the weekend.

CPUT classes move to military base Student and staff of Cape Peninsula University who are scheduled to write assessments or have contact classes will proceed with their classes at the Wingfield Military Base in Goodwood. This follows an evening of extreme violence last week at the CPUT campuses resulting in 13 arrests. CPUT spokesperson, Lauren Kansley, says violent protest which saw the entry gate, security booth and the security control room torched and at least two vehicles damaged, happened around midnight on Tuesday 11 October. “Charges of attempted murder were laid after protesters locked two security guards inside a burning building. The

guards suffered mostly smoke inhalation and are now stable,” Kansley says. She says the attacks follow an afternoon of running battles with police and security where at least 19 arrests were made across the Bellville, Cape Town and Mowbray campuses. Other charges laid include public violence and malicious damage to property. Meanwhile classes were suspended as a result of ongoing violent attacks and alternative forms of tuition and assessment were being explored. Kansley says these include using online alternatives and securing off site venues. These include moving work to off-site venues and scheduling a meeting in the

near future with the Joint Union Task Team and the newly elected Student Representative Council (SRC). “We confirmed the availability of the Wingfield Military Base as an option for off-site assessments as we head towards examinations. Meanwhile to bolster security the police have committed to a 24hour police presence and to implement the court orders currently in place. A police liaison has also been appointed to each campus,” she says. Kansley says staff are encouraged to report any and all incidents of intimidation and violence to police so that these matters can be investigated and arrests can follow.

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Entries to nominate your neighbourhood watch (NHW) or favourite watch member, will be closing on Friday 11 November. The NHW awards are aimed at building better communities by strengthening the ties between the various safety and security role players The first Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Awards event was held on Friday 27 November last year, and delivered seven official award category winners on the night, as elected by the NHW Awards Nominations Committee. A total of 122 entries from NHWs all over the Peninsula were received. In the end, six outstanding individuals and the NHW of the Year stood out above the rest. Last year’s winners were: NHW mem-

ber of the Year – Neil Thyss from the Tuscany Crime Watch in Blue Downs and Logan Frieslaar from the Vredelust NHW in Kuils River; the Safe City Award went to Lianne Lippert from the Tygerhof NHW in Milnerton; the Community Cohesion Award went to Amina Rajap from the Statice Heights NHW in Athlone; the Innovation Award went to Reagan Croeser from the Summer Greens NHW; the NHW of the Year was the Ikamva Peace Makers from Samora Machel and the Working Partnership Award went to Hennie Koekemoer from Bellville. Lastly, Tony Schreiber from Bergvliet won the Above and Beyond Award. TygerBurger is the media partner. V All nominations can be done and more information sourced at

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couple from Bishop Lavis have their hearts set on bringing about change in their community and have dedicated their time and energy to helping young South Africans develop new skills. Gwynneth and Christopher Louw, founders of Building Innovative Generations (B.I.G), registered their non-profit organisation in 2013 after they realised that this was truly what they wanted to do along with their daily jobs. “We have always had a passion for children and seeing them develop and giving them the platform to grow and explore all the possibilities through our organisation,” says Gwynneth. The organisation is based in Helderberg in Bishop Lavis at the Counselling and Social Development Centre where they currently offer their services, including music classes, extra after-school classes, drama, dance, sport, poetry, multimedia and writing. These programmes are already being run in Delft and Eerste River where the couple introduced their NGO to the communities and currently have about 80 youth attending the programmes there. “We have learnt that when taking the youth on camps, they are more open to change because they realise there is more out there than they see daily,” Christopher says. He adds they also want to establish mentorship programmes so that those who have something specific they would like to focus on, can learn from someone who has experience. “We call on anyone who is willing to volunteer their time and energy to help our youth develop the talents and the skills they have into something that can sustain them in future,” he says.

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The circumstances surrounding the murder of a 37-year-old man, who sustained several stab wounds to his chest, are being investigated by the Elsies River police. Captain Daphne O’Reilly, spokesperson of Elsies River police, says officers came across the deceased during a routine patrol on Thursday 13 October at about 20:10 in Clarke Estate. “The deceased was found in Old Stellenbosch Road,” she says. O’Reilly says the victim died on the scene and a case of murder was opened. In a separate case, police are also investigating an armed robbery which occurred in Ruyterwacht on Thursday 13 October at about 04:45. O’Reilly says a 36-year-old woman and her husband were walking in Grens Street when three unknown men in a Toyota Corolla stopped next to them.

“Two of the suspects exited the vehicle and one of them threatened the woman with a firearm. The man grabbed her handbag before they jumped back in the vehicle and sped off,” she says. O’Reilly says no shots were fired and no injuries were sustained. Meanwhile police also arrested several people for various incidents. O’Reilly says two people were arrested for malicious damage to property, six for possession of suspected stolen property, 13 for drugs, one for a burglary and theft, and one for perjury. Another 14 were arrested for possession of drugs, two for defeating the ends of justice, 12 for possession of tik, 20 for drunken driving, one for rape and three for possession of ammunition and drugs. O’Reilly adds that a further 346 mandrax tablets, 24 bags of tik, 54 stoppe dagga and eight live rounds of ammunition were also confiscated during various police crime prevention operations.

City Mayco member for health, Siyabulela Mamkeli, speaks to learners.

Clean hands and keep germs away

M Man dies in his yard after point blank shooting Elsies River police are investigating the murder of a 30-year-old man who was shot several times outside his home in Leonsdale. The incident occurred on Friday 7 October at about 07:45 in Norwood Avenue. Captain Daphne O’Reilly, spokesperson for the Elsies River police, says the victim went outside his house when he was approached by an unknown man and shot. “He was standing in the front yard when the suspect came up to him and fired several

shots at him. When the victim fell to the ground, the suspect came into the yard and shot at him again,” O’Reilly says. She says the victim died on the scene as a result of his wounds. According to O’Reilly the suspect then ran in the direction of 14th Avenue, but no arrests have yet been made. A case of murder was opened and the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

ake hand-washing a habit. This was the theme for the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Health Department who recently hosted an awareness event at Klipfontein Primary School in Bonteheuwel to highlight the importance of hand-washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The event was held ahead of Global Hand-washing Day that was held on Saturday 15 October. The City partnered with Mérieux NutriSciences to conduct the awareness session to encourage learners to wash their hands using soap and water. Educational material was also distributed along with a hand-washing demonstration to support the theme. The City’s Mayco member for health, councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli, said washing one’s hands is one of the best and most inexpensive ways to prevent the spread of diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia. “It is vital for child survival as 1.7 million children die each year as a result of diarrhoea and pneumonia illnesses that are entirely preventable,” he said. Mamkeli said having hand-washing stations in schools can both help to reduce ab-

senteeism and enable girls to manage their menstrual cycles safely and with dignity. “Getting into the habit of washing hands with soap is not only a preventative solution, it is also very cost-effective,” he said. Mamkeli said germs spread diseases, and washing your hands regularly kills these germs and by adopting this simple yet important habit, especially from a young age, can cut deaths from diarrhoeal diseases by almost half and deaths from acute respiratory infections by nearly a quarter. He said despite the benefits of hand-washing, it is far too often the case that it is not practised. The City’s environmental health department recommends that you always wash your hands after using the toilet, changing nappies or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, after touching animals, after touching refuse, before, during, and after preparing food, before meals, after caring for a sick person and before and after treating a cut or wound. “Washing your hands with soap can help save lives and contribute to healthy, prosperous communities in and around our city,” Mamkeli said.

Learners were also given a demonstra­ tion on hand washing and how to do it properly during the Global Hand washing event.

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Plans for CBD upgrade forging ahead ASTRID FEBRUARIE @astridfebruarie


lans to upgrade the Bonteheuwel Central Business District (CBD) are going ahead and residents are urged to attend a public participation meeting to give their input. Local ward councillor, Angus Mckenzie, says despite several hiccups in the last couple of years to get the ball rolling on the upgrade, they are finally making progress. A public participation meeting will be scheduled for the first two weeks of November. This is to ensure residents have the platform to discuss what change they would like to see in the CBD. “It is vital for residents to participate as they will be the ones who will make use of

the business district daily. We cannot go ahead with plans if the plans are not suitable for all and do not benefit the community as a whole,” he says. Mckenzie says community organisations are invited to attend the meetings as they represent the community and it would be very difficult to get individual comments. For this reason, he urged residents to rather join local committees or organisations so they can pass on their comments to these organisations. “We will be able to get a good understanding of what exactly it is that residents have in mind for the upgrade ... because we do not want anyone to feel excluded and encourage everyone to have their say. Mckenzie says there are two important aspects for residents to take note of – one is that City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Urban Regen-

eration Programme (Murp) has set aside about R2.5 million to start off with the upgrade and once the funds are used, discussions between the National Department of Public Works will resume for more funding to be allocated to the rest of the upgrade. “At this stage we have the Murp funds to work with and are hoping to implement the ideas and plans by the first quarter of 2017 and start construction,” he says. Mckenzie says he hopes that residents in Netreg and Bonteheuwel would agree that connecting the two communities could be the first step in the upgrade. “I would like to see a flow from one community to the next, so that people can feel connected to each other and no longer divided by a train track,” he says. Many people from Netreg travel to the Bonteheuwel CBD daily but do so by taking

alternative routes. By creating a safe walkway linking the two areas, people can easily access the public open space. “At a later stage it would be great to see more retail stores in the CBD as well as a multi-purpose centre which will bring people together to one place to socialise and also to link up with the various community organisations,” Mckenzie says. He says he looks forward to the public participation meetings and urges people to leave politics aside, to bring their ideas and have a healthy debate about the future of their community. “We have to do this together if we want to see our community grow and change for the better and we can only do so when we engage and come up with solutions rather than continuously discuss issues,” he says.

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Group hosts music festival

The learners had to rely on their own strength to get across a river by walking over a thin rope. Here one of the learners attempts to get to the other side as others look on.

Leaners were shown what to do in the event that they come across a crime scene.

Making students musically literate and giving them an ability to apply these skills practically on a musical instrument is the main aim of the Elsies River Music Development Group (ERMDG). The non-profit organisation offers their skills to people who originate from previously disadvantaged areas including Delft, Belhar and Elsies River. Tiana Jansen, music director of the organisation, says these areas are rife with gangster-related crimes, teenage pregnancy and drug abuse. “We offer an alternative to the elements in these areas by offering music lessons at no cost on Saturday afternoons,” she says. Jansen says ERMDG was established in 2014 and since being established has achieved many milestones. “The biggest achievement of the group was when all students who wrote the UNISA grade one theory examination obtained distinctions,” she says. “Since inception, the group has produced approximately thirty musicians and has performed at churches, fundraisers, shopping centres and homes of individuals,” she adds. In 2015, the group started a tradition to hold an annual music festival to give students an opportunity to display the skills they have been taught throughout the year. Jansen says as a non-profit organisation funding is limited and encourages anyone who is interested in supporting them to make contact with her. ERMDG will be featuring the Heideveld Wind Band at their music festival which will take place on Saturday 26 November at the Matroosfontein Civic Centre at 18:00 at a cost of R25 per person. V For more information, contact Jansen on 071 715 9745 or Talitha on 082 459 8071.

Youth treated to bootcamp


ishop Lavis police hosted several youth camps to teach children about their rights, safety and what to do when they come across a crime. Learners from Bergsig, Silverleer and Montana primary schools recently went on a camp at the Okky Jooste Youth Centre in Stellenbosch. Captain Marie Louw, spokesperson of Bishop Lavis police, says the youth camps are regularly hosted in partnership with the South African Defence Force, the South African Airforce as well as the organisation Safer Schools. “The topics covered on the camps include various aspects in leadership, bullying, selfdiscipline, drugs, gangsterism, sexual offences, domestic violence, the importance of a crime scene and what to do if a shooting happens in the community. “About 80 Grade 7 learners from the various schools attended the most recent camps and were taught valuable life lessons which they can take back to teach other youth in their community,” Louw says.

The learners had to go through several outdoor obstacle courses during the bootcamp to help them understand the importance of personal safety and what to do in the event of a shooting or how to escape from a difficult situation.


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Entries open for scholarships There is still time to enter the DirectAxis Currie Cup Scholarship, but applicants need to get their entries in soon, as the closing date is 11 November. Financial services company DirectAxis launched the school scholarship programme as part of its Currie Cup sponsorship. In total, they are offering R250 000 to cover school fees and other education related expenses, including sports tours, for high school learners. Fifty scholarships of R5 000 each will be awarded. Successful applicants will be informed from 14 November onward. The scholarships will be paid to the schools they attend to cover expenses for the 2017 academic year. “We sponsored the Currie Cup, because it’s the competition which gives players who may go on to become Super Rugby or even

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John Fredericks addressing the learners at Rosendal Primary School in Delft. PHOTO: ASTRID FEBRUARIE

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f you can read and write, you can dream.” This is the message John Fredericks delivered to Rosendal Primary School learners in Delft last week when he was invited to address the learners on issues of gangsterism and crime. Fredericks is the scriptwriter of the newly-released movie Noem my Skollie, a story that is based on his life and how he survived prison. Najma Abrahams, a teacher at the school, invited Fredericks to Rosendal Primary after she watched the movie and thought that he could positively influence the learners to choose a path in life that will have a positive impact on their future. “The story is incredible and I felt very emotional after watching the movie. I knew then that I somehow had to get in touch with him to address the learners at the school,” she says. Abrahams says many of the learners and youth in the community come from broken homes with single parents or guardians and struggle with discipline. “I felt that someone like John could tell them that their circumstances should not limit their dreams or goals they set out for themselves. We are all unique and each one of us has a purpose. If he could influence one ‘diamond in the dust’ among the learners, that would be a lot,” she says. Fredericks did not go into detail about the movie when he addressed the learners, but rather spoke about his passion for writing and the path he chose to make a change in his life. “You have to be your own hero and have to take a stand for your own life if you want

to see change. We must use each day to do something positive with our lives and it starts with the choices we make,” he says. Fredericks also told the learners that being in school should be the best years of their lives and should be taken seriously. “You must use every minute in the day to add value to your life and listen to your teachers and elders who have the experience and the knowledge to help you along your journey. Make use of this time to be the best you can be and you will reap the benefits of your efforts,” he says. Abrahams says she was really struck by Fredericks’s humble and soft spoken character and will never forget his words to her and some of the teachers at the school: “I live day by day, step by step and mile by mile.”

USB again chosen as top business school Employers participating in the Professional Management Review ( survey have ranked the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) as the top business school yet again – with a score even higher than the past two years. The respondents are employers of MBA graduates and students. This is the fifth consecutive year this honour has been bestowed on the USB in the annual PMR survey of accredited busi-

ness schools offering MBA degrees. “No doubt – companies and employers in the public sector agree that we are on the right track with our mission to shape responsible business leaders,” commented USB director, Prof Piet Naudé. The business school’s MBA graduates and students received a scoring of 8.22 out of a possible 10.00 from employers – an improvement on last year’s 8.16 and 8.00 in 2014.

John Fredericks, writer of the movie Noem my Skollie. PHOTO: EDREA DU TOIT

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Fun finalé for festival EARL HAUPT


The intensity and heat in the kitchen will be turned up a few notches when the final cookoff in the Festival of Flavours cooking competition takes place at Vangate Mall on Saturday 29 October. The event has captured the imagination of amateur and professional cooks alike with an assortment of dishes which brought light to the five finalists. Two of the judges who will be adjudicating the final have their own food story to tell. Aunties Flory Schrikker and Koelsam “Koelie” Kamalie are as vibrant as the sun which kisses Table Mountain during spring. The duo, who hail from Bonteheuwel, have their own cooking show on Via (channel 147 on DSTV), and recently published their cookbook, Kook saam Kaaps. “The book came at such a good time in our lives as we are both in our 60s and we never thought in our wildest dreams that something like this would happen to us,” says Schrikker. She says that both she and Kamalie grew up in a family which loved food and that food brought everyone together. “We were always a big family. We grew up in Brooklyn and when we came together, there was always food involved. Food really brings people together. Someone cannot simply just make food, but one has to cook food with love. If you don’t make food with love, then the food won’t taste nice. That is what I tell my daughters. If my children visit me, then I always see it as a celebration, because everyone is around the table and eating,” she says. Kamalie says the book came out by an element of chance after she asked Schrikker for a recipe to cook over the Easter period. “The book has taken us so many places already. It is a joy unspeakable,” says Kamalie. Both Kamalie and Schrikker lauded all the

contestants who took part in the Festival of Flavours competition. “It was very difficult to only pick five finalists, because every contestant was good and all of them can cook,” adds Kamalie. Meanwhile Schrikker jokes that they too wanted to take part because of the wonderful prizes on offer. “We had to pick five in the end, but we also wanted to be in the competition, because they (the contestants) are also professional. It was tough for the others not to have made it, but we will see what is going to happen on Saturday 29 October and I hope and wish them everything of the best. May the best cook win. There’s one rooster under all the hens. We will see if there will be a hen which will win or if the rooster rules the roost!” The top five cooks taking part in the final cook-off are Jasmine Davids, Irfaan Dalvie, Dilshaad Dalvie, Asgari Khan and Badru Abrahams.

Staff from Drive Direct and The Message Trust celebrate as Luleka Domo, the administration and fundraising manager at The Message Trust, gets the keys to the new car from Colin and Una Aranes. PHOTO: GARY VAN DYK

Former shebeen owner gives back GARY VAN DYK @gvdcapejazz

T Aunty Flori Schrikker is one of the judges who will play a role in determining the winner for the Festival of Flavours cooking competition at Vangate Mall on Saturday 29 October. PHOTO: EARL HAUPT

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enth anniversary celebrations at a car rental company in Airport Industria means more mobility for a project in Woodstock with a special message. Ten years ago Colin Aranes and his wife, Una, started Drive Direct and over the years their success has been benefitting a number of projects across the peninsula. This time they had a special present for the Message Trust – a new car to carry on the organisation’s good work. The Message Trust is an organisation, based in Woodstock, which reaches out to young people, seeking to break the cycle of poverty, unemployment, gangsterism and crime that negatively impacts the youth in communities across Cape Town. Accepting the car on behalf of the organisation, administration and fundraising manager, Luleka Domo, thanked the company’s staff for the donation. She also explained some of the charity’s activities in the community. One of its projects is called the message enterprise programme (MEP) that aims to unlock the positive potential of young men in prison. “This wonderful gift will help us to empower them to become world changers,” she said at the handover. “They will multiply and in turn change others through this holistic, intensive prison programme that develops every student in business, emotional, social and spiritual support. Through this project we seek to break the cycle of unemployment, crime and recidivism.” Another project is called “gangstar enterprises”, which helps youth out of prison who have graduated the MEP programme, providing employment opportunities, mentorship and entrepreneurial support.

There is also the “Eden project”, which is a partnership between local churches and teams of dedicated youth workers, committed to making a difference in the places where they live. The trust’s “creative mission” programme includes music, drama, sports and other ways to engage youth. “We do this through our creative band KineticIV and our work at schools running life-skills and educational workshops,” adds Domo. Pastor Terence Europa, guest speaker at the handover event, described the Aranes couple as passionate about caring for their community. “This is especially true for Colin, who came from running a shebeen in Eerste River to giving so many a second chance,” he said. “The two of them would create jobs and business opportunities for individuals who would have found it difficult to be employed in the private sector due to the destruction drugs have caused to them. There are records of individuals that were helped to get their learner’s and driver’s licences. Some have even become driving instructors and there are others who have moved on to better opportunities after they were given the opportunity to use Drive Direct as a spring board to a new beginning in life. “With this gift they are giving the Message Trust the chance to be the driving force guiding young people to a positive path.” Colin Aranes was humble in response to these accolades. “I would like to give back to the community that I robbed,” he said. “Alcohol destroys lives and rips families apart. Children are separated from their parents and parents from their families. “I have destroyed the lives of so many families and this is my way of giving back to them.’’

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Wayde van Niekerk, oorspronklik van Kraaifontein, die wêreldkampioen in die 400 m in ’n tyd van 43:03 sekondes, groet hier sy Kaapse aanhangers tydens die parade wat deur Helen Zille, premier van die Wes­Kaap, en Patricia de Lille, burgemeester van Kaapstad, vir die 60 Olimpiese en Paralimpiese atlete van Kaapstad op Maandag 17 Oktober gereël is. Wayde het in die eindstryd vir Kirani James van Grenada en LaShawn Merritt van die VSA die hakskene gewys en Michael Johnson se rekord met 0,15 sekondes verbeter. Johnson het sy rekord in 1999 in Sevila in Spanje opgestel. Wayde is tans ’n student aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat. In haar toespraak het De Lille genoem dat die Groenpunt­atletiekbaan moontlik na hom vernoem sal word, maar dat sy ’n aankondiging hieroor voor Februarie 2017 sal maak. FOTO: LULAMA ZENZILE

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What’s up | Wat’s Waar V The Tank Art Gallery will open a solo exhibition by Marittie de Villiers titled Soul­ batical on Thursday (20 October) from 18:00 for 18:30. The gallery is open on weekdays from 09:00 to 17:00 and Saturdays from 10:00 to 15:00 and the exhibition will run until 21 November. Send an email to to RSVP for the opening or visit for more. V Reach for a Dream will host their 14th annual gala dinner at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay on Saturday 22 October from 18:00. Tickets cost R1000 or R10 000 for a table and include welcome drinks, a three-course meal with wine and entertainment by the School of Rock’s Team Rock, the Gugulethu Tenors, and Dave Levinsohn. Verity Price is the MC for the evening while Joey Burke will handle the auction. Email to book. V The Windhoek Oktoberfest will be held at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October. Highlights over the weekend, amongst others, include the 500 years celebration of the Reinheitsgebot and performances by the Kirchdorfer band. Tickets at Computicket. Visit V The Market at the Barn, an indoor and outdoor food, fun and craft market on the Klipheuwel Road (R302) outside Durbanville, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 15:30. Call 072 168 1716. V The Malmesbury Outdoor Cinema will be presenting blockbuster favourites along with treats from local food vendors at the “Ou Bloues” Rugby Sports Field in Malmesbury from Saturday 29 October. Tickets cost R85 or R165 for couples. Students and school learners pay R45 while children under 12 pay R35. Send a WhatsApp message to 082 865 9513 or email for bookings or more. V The Cape Town Flower Show takes place at The Castle of Good Hope from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 October where 20 diverse and creative show gardens designed by the country’s top landscape architects and designers will be on display. This annual lifestyle show will also include gardening and planting trends along with celebrating local food, culture and community. Tickets are available at Computicket. Visit V The Oude Libertas Gallery will host the opening of a retrospective exhibition and book launch by Kaffie Pretorius on Sunday 30 October from 11:00 with guest speaker Dr Christo Wiese. Kaffie Pretorius will lead a walkabout on Thursday 10 November at 11:00. Visit for more. V The Tops at Spar Bierfest 2016 will be celebrating Bavarian beer culture at the Newlands Brewery, Village Green from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November with live music and plenty of traditional Bavarian beerfest activities on offer. Visit for tickets and more information. V Perdeberg Winery will host their annual Family Festival on Saturday 5 November from 10:00 to 17:00 where visitors can enjoy gourmet fast foods, arts, crafts, a supervised children’s area and, of course, wines to taste with selected ranges at special prices. Tickets cost R80 from iTickets or at the door. Children under 18 enter free. The day will also include a family fun run. Visit for more about the run or to register. V The Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek will host an exhibition entitled Being Here (and there) – a rare body of works by Andries Botha – from Sunday 30 October until Friday 25 November. The gallery is open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. Call 021 876 8630 or email for more information. V The God’s Karoo Women Conference will take place at Willowmore on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November with guest speakers Danie Botha and Lynette Beer. Registration costs R200. Visit, call Sonja on 083 658 4000 or email for bookings and more information.


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Hy maak musiek terwyl koeëls fluit AVRIL FILLIES


edroom Productions is nie dit wat dadelik in jou gedagtes opkom nie, maar is die platemaatskappy van Tommy Jooste (63), een van die oudste inwoners van Heatherly-hof in Scottsdene. Dis een van die berugste woonstelblokke in Scottsdene, maar hy het sy musiek voortgesit so tussen die koeëls wat daar rondfluit. Bedroom Productions het in 2015 die lig gesien nadat hy tydens ’n optrede gekla het van pyne in sy bors en hy sleg begin voel het. Sy suster, Theresa, het hom na die naaste dokter gehaas, waar aan hom gesê is dat hy ’n hartaanval gehad het. “Ek kon vir ses maande nie optree nie, want ek was bedlêend. “Omdat musiek my lewe was, het ek so tussen die lakens en my kop-

Tommy Jooste in sy slaapka­ mer waar Bedroom Produc­ tions ontstaan het.

kussing my eerste CD die lig laat sien. Jy moet onthou ek het baie optredes gehad voor die hartaanval en het opgetree by die Golden Valley Casino op Worcester, Oostenberg Lodge in Kuilsrivier saam met wyle Ricardo, en in eenmanvertonings in Wynberg en Somerset-Wes. “Sedert vyfjarige ouderdom het ek gesing en my oorlede pa, Adam, van Jamestown by Stellenbosch, het my aan musiek voorgestel. “Ek woon nou al 42 jaar in Kraaifontein en my vierde CD word in Januarie uitgereik. Ná die hartaanval was ek ses weke in die Tygerberg-hospitaal en daarna vir ses maande bedlêend by die huis. “Omdat ek nêrens kon optree nie en in die bed moes bly, het ek besluit om my eie produksiemaatskappy te begin en dis waar Be-

droom Productions sy naam vandaan kry. “My singery het my van Maandag tot Maandag besig gehou en eintlik moes ek nie verbaas gewees het dat ek die hartaanval gekry het nie. Dit was my liggaam se manier om te sê ek moet nou briek aandraai. Tot op hede het ek al drie CD’s uitgebring en ek gebruik alledaagse gebeure om liedjies te skryf. “Al die liedjies is my eie op die CD’s, maar as ek optree, doen ek gewoonlik sing-a-long-songs wat my gehore ken en lustig mee kan saamsing,” vertel hy. Volgens hom is musiek maar deel van die bruin mense en elke sanger wou in ’n orkes speel, sing of sy eie orkes begin. “Langarm is mos maar ons bruinmense se forté en ek het ook my eie langarm-orkes gehad, naamlik No Limits, wat baie gewild was in die tagtigerjare. “Ek kan nog onthou dat wyle Melvin Whitebooi my aan die publiek bekendgestel het in sy rubriek, Pop met Melly, in Die Burger-Ekstra en Rapport-Ekstra. Ek het aanvanklik musieklesse vir die kinders in Kraaifontein aangebied, maar die optredes oral in die Wes-Kaap het later te veel geword, sodat ek die klasse moes opskort. “Ek is nou weer beskikbaar om musiekklasse aan te bied en ouers wat voel dis nader aan die huis, kan my kontak,” het hy gesê. Die Invaders van Uitenhage was baie gewild in die Wes-Kaap en die lede het gereeld by hulle op Jamestown by Stellenbosch kom kuier. “Ek kan onthou dat almal oor die Kersseisoen uitgesien het om te

Tommy Jooste staan op die balkon van sy woon­ stel met sy derde CD.

gaan kampeer op Diasstrand, want dis gewoonlik waar die Invaders opgetree het. Dis nog net Joe Moses van die Invaders wat lewe en hy het ook ’n dubbel-CD uitgereik ter ere aan sy medelede. Volgens Joe het die Invaders hulle bestaan te danke aan Cliff Richard en die Shadows se besoek in 1961 aan die Kaap, maar ek het eers in 1965 van hulle bewus geword toe hulle in die Kaap kom optree het,” vertel hy. Volgens Tommy is dit nie vir hom moeilik om liedjies te skryf nie. “Baie mense het al aan my gesê dat hulle die musiek kan maak, maar nie die lirieke kan skryf nie. “Dalk is dit net ’n gawe wat ek het om iets uit die daaglikse lewe in woorde en musiek te omskep. “Dit is iets soortgelyks aan die ‘moppie’, ’n komiese liedjie wat die Maleierkore ook uit daaglikse gebeure opmaak vir die koorkompe-

tisies wat jaarliks in Desember en Januarie gehou word. My gewildste liedjie wat mense tans geniet, is “Pasop, Meneer” op my jongste CD, Nou ja toe, wat handel oor die jollery wat deesdae nie eers meer snaaks is nie,” vertel hy laggend. Wanneer hy ontspan, gewoonlik op Sondae, luister hy na opera want dit is soothing vir sy siel. “Ek wil ons mense wys daar is ’n weg, al lyk die opdraand hoe swaar. Ek het jarelange ondervinding as producer en het my eie toerusting gekoop om opnames uit my slaapkamer te maak. Die CD’s is langarm en liefdesliedjies, wat my na aan die hart lê. “Ek wil die mense van Kraaifontein wys dat al word jy deur talle struikelblokke gepootjie, jy weer kan opstaan,” het Tommy gesê V Rig navrae oor musieklesse en sy CD’s aan hom by 073 787 0707.

Gamers take to Canal Walk Gamers, their supporters, Cosplay artists, children (of all ages), parents and fans are expected to fill Canal Walk from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 October for the Canal Walk Gaming Expo. Building on the success of their inaugural event, visitors can look forward to more competitions, more prizes and more opportunities to experience electronic entertainment next week. Complementing the latest gaming releases, early festive season specials, news and insights from the gaming world, the Canal Walk Gaming Expo will also stage the Kwesé Ace Football Tournament using the brand new Xbox FIFA 2017 game. With a R10 000 first prize up for grabs, early registration for this event at is highly recommended.

PlayStation fans will also have their share of the fun with a chance to experience the much talked about PS Virtual Reality headsets, which run on PS4 consoles, in special booths that will be on site at Canal Walk. Now that a number of PSVR specific games have been launched in the UK (13 October), BT Games has confirmed there will be a wide selection from which to choose at the upcoming expo. Aside from the E-Sports releases on offer, the Canal Walk Gaming Expo will also host a number of other competitions, including an even bigger and better Cosplay initiative on Saturday 29 October from 12:00. V The expo will be open from 10:00 to 21:00 daily. Visit or the “Cosplay at Canal Walk Gaming Expo 2016” Facebook event page for more information.

Museum friends look at British cities in SA The Friends of the South African Museum will be hosting a lecture titled “Inventing British cities in South Africa?” at the museum in Queen Victoria Street on Tuesday 25 October from 18:00. Speaker Dr Vivian Bickford-Smith will discuss how cities were created in nineteenth century South Africa modelled on their counterparts in Britain, and the consequences. With a particular focus on Cape Town, the lecture will explain how this was attempted in terms of not only the built environment

(through architecture and monuments) but also through the importation or emulation of a wide range of British institutions and traditions that were meant to inculcate notions of British identity and loyalty. The talk will explore the extent to which such efforts were successful in at least temporarily creating not merely British cities but British citizens in South Africa by the early twentieth century. V The lecture is free for members, but entry costs R30 for guests. Email for more information.

Charity bargain shop stocked to the brim The Charity Bargain Shop has unpacked lots of new stock, so the time is ripe to go and support them. There are clothes galore, lots of shoes, handbags, belts, LPs, CDs, DVDs, and videos at R1 each, books, linen, bric a brac ... too much to mention! And remember, all the funds raised will go towards caring for animals in the Karoo.

Charity Bargain Shop is located at shop number four, Montana Building, 249 Voortrekker Road in Parow (pass Sanlam Centre going towards Goodwood, opposite The Caltex Station and Shoprite Park). They are open every Friday from 10:00 to 15:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 to 12:00. V If lost phone Gloria 083 450 2782 who will direct you. Visit for more information.

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Finding light in the dark corridors of life ANDRÉ BAKKES



he dark corridors of life hide many demons. How does it feel to have nothing – no hope, no light, no love, no food, no dignity? In February this year a 50-year-old man from Parow was fishing at a tranquil dam in Durbanville. He had casted nine rods and was waiting patiently for that first fish to take a bite when he saw a boy and his family. Soon he talked to the boy who seemed fascinated with fishing. He told him that if his dad can successfully cast three times into the dam, he would give the boy a rod, hooks, bait and a fishing net, which he can keep forever. The dad acquiesced and a short while later the boy caught a huge fish with his secondhand rod. He looked proudly at his fish and then saw the laughing stranger nod his head approvingly. “See, this is what I want to do,” says the man from Parow. Last week Andes Gillion called TygerBurger to find out more about an elderly couple mentioned in the article “Car couple struggles in search of home” (TygerBurger 12 October), but instead it was the newspaper who found out more about Andes. He dreams of helping the helpless... of empowering the vulnerable; of finding hope where, at first, there appears to be nothing but unimaginable terror just lurking in the shadows. “A few months ago I met a homeless man who lived in a shelter in Woodstock. His wife and two children were living in a lounge in Table View. When I met the woman she was very depressed, because she did not have money to feed her children. I gave her money and she said she’d pay it back. I said I didn’t operate that way. If she had to pay it back then I’m not filling that hole with soil,” says Andes. “I asked her if she was in a dark tunnel

Andes Gillion from Parow has managed to find the light where there was never supposed to be any light at all. PHOTO: ANDRÉ BAKKES and whether she’s been praying to find relief out of this tunnel. She answered yes. She only saw darkness. I then said her prayers have been answered, because I am with her in the tunnel and all I can see is light! I also told her I saw her, her husband and their children living in a house in Parow.” On 1 June this year, the day Andes, his wife and his son moved into their new home in Parow, the homeless family moved in with them. Andes inspires people, but dreams of empowering them to set their lives on a better path. One might wonder what one man who sees only light can say to someone stuck in pitch black darkness. What does this former busi-

ness analyst know about suffering, after all? “When I went for psychiatric evaluation the woman just looked at me and asked me why I haven’t committed suicide yet. She said no-one could go through what I have gone through without killing themselves.” Andes was just six years old when he was sent to live in an orphanage. “I was an abused child and my mother was also horribly abused by my stepfather. She tried to kill us (Andes and his two brothers) because she didn’t know what to do with us. So we constantly ended up in hospital. She fed us sleeping pills... Tried to chop our heads off; stab us. We were put in a children’s home, a prison, in Port Elizabeth. “It was their priority to get the 90 children

Local talent showcased The Tygerberg Heritage Festival hosted the final round in their talent competition – among various other activities on the day – on Saturday at Parow High School in Voortrekker Road. Zolani Mahola from popular band Freshly Ground was the festival’s VIP celebrity guest. With a jam-packed programme on the day also including an African fashion show, the Tygerberg Cook Off and a Nigerian “Gele” headwrap demo and “Gele” Battle, the talent winners were announced as

The winner of the Tygerberg Talent Competition held on Saturday at the Parow High School is Riaan Venter from Durbanville. Here he is with Sonja Scott, sales manager at Protea Toyota in Bellville, one of the sponsors.

the last item of the day. The solos and group performances of the 58 contestants in the final were judged by Zolani, who chose two people that she will be mentoring henceforth and helping to develop their music career. Other activities included African food on sale, “Leave Your Mark” hand art, a photo booth, African drumming, Somali henna painting and hair braiding and face painting. V For more information, contact Kemi Adebayo at

Second place went to Sibuyiselo Dywili and Luyolo Otola from Kraaifontein for their Piano Forte presenta­ tion. Next to them is Sonja Scott, sales manager at Protea Toyota in Bellville.

Third place went to the Street Boogie Crew. The dancers are Bennet Bruce King and Kevin Lou. With them in the middle is Sonja Scott, sales manager at Protea Toyota in Bellville. PHOTOS: DAVID LEECH

out to families so that they can go on holiday themselves. They farm the children out to whoever can take them, so many of the children were sent to abusive families. They gave me up to this ‘God-sent angel from heaven for ‘holiday week’. I’ll never forget this. This highly religious man, a Methodist, gave me a lot of alcohol one night and then early the next morning – on my 14th birthday – I had the most fearful experience of my life. I lay there, my blood running cold, as cold as ice, through every single vein in my body. I lay there with my eyes closed while this man was abusing me.” Despite Andes being molested by a “man of God”, he emphasises that God must not be judged. “It wasn’t God’s will. It wasn’t God doing it. Actually God was suffering more than me when I was abused. He detested and hated it more than me while it was happening!” After Andes left the children’s home he went to the army, and two years later he found himself standing on the side of the road, with nothing but his clothes. He had no idea how to operate in the real world. As close to destitute as can come, Andes went to the one person who could educate him about how the world works – the very same man who molested him as a 14-yearold. “On the one hand he abused me, but on the other hand he could teach me. I chose to focus on the good, rather than the bad,” he says. “The same can be said of my mother. She had her challenges and thought she did what was best for her children. I watched my stepfather trample her hips so badly that she could never stand and walk again.” Andes has a dream – a dream to teach people how to overcome the bumps in the road. He dreams of empowering the homeless and hopeless, of teaching them how to fish instead of merely giving them one. And he is well on his way to change the world. V Read next week’s TygerBurger for more on his bur­ geoning non­profit organisation and his plans for the future.

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Agttal deins nie terug SAREL BURGER


lle eer aan die rugbyspan van Durbanville-Bellville se veel ligter voorhoede wat die afgelope Saterdag die aanvoorwerk gedoen het vir die oorwinning van 2719 oor Evergreens in die nasionale klubkampioenskap-toernooi om die Goue Beker. Met hierdie sege oor die kampioenspan van die Suidwestelike Distrikte het die Durbies deurgedring na die halfeindronde die komende naweek. Durbell kom nou op sy tuisveld te staan teen Valsbaai, die WP-kampioen, terwyl twee Gautengse spanne, Rustenburg Impala en Brakpan, mekaar in die ander halfeindstryd sal aandurf. In ’n besonder fisieke kragmeting, waarin die Evergreens van Pacaltsdorp, George onder meer met vier geelkaarte gestraf is, het die Durbies hulle nie deur die geweldige swaar voorhoede van die besoekers laat intimideer nie. En wonderlike nuus vir die Durbanvillers is dat hulle beseringsgewys rede-

lik ongeskonde uit die stryd gekom het sodat hulle Valsbaai met hul beste beskikbare span kan pak. Durbell se voorspelers het hul uitstekend van hul taak gekwyt en het nooit tru gestaan vir die geniepsige spel van die Evergreensmanne nie. ’n Faktor waarmee die tuisspan wel deeglik te kampe gekry het, was die hardnekkige verdediging van Evergreens. Ná ’n rustydvoorsprong van 17-9 het Durbell die meeste aanvalswerk in die tweede helfte gedoen, maar dit was net voor die eindfluitjie dat die Durbies eers – met ’n enkele verdere drie – ’n oorwinning kon verseker. Durbanville-Bellville het eweneens puik verdedig en het die besoekers net vir een drie in die hele wedstryd laat deurglip. Die Durbies het drie keer agter Evergreens se doellyn gaan draai. In ’n ongewone stap sal die halfeindstryde in dié kompetisie eers Sondag afgehandel word om (TV-gewys) nie te bots met Saterdag se Curriebeker-eindstryd nie.

Brakke en Kraaie swoeg hard SAREL BURGER Brackenfell en Kraaifontein se senior krieketspanne moes die afgelope naweek hard werk om op die wenpad te bly in die Boland se topligas. Brackenfell (176) het in die Premierliga duidelik nie sy beste voet voorgesit nie voordat hy Vredenburg/Saldanha (160) met 16 lopies geklop het. Stephan Joubert (51 en 3/22), Manrich Kotze (31), Christiaan Mocke (3/28) en Johan Loubser (3/33) het die beste ver-

toon vir die Brakke. In die Promosieliga het Kraaifontein (111/4) Saterdag wel maklik met Clanwilliam-Essex (110) klaargespeel – danksy veral Jonathan Clark (56*) en Fabian Faro (3/22), maar in ’n tweede wedstryd Sondag het dit maar broekskeur gegaan voordat die Kraaie (127/9) met ’n eenpaaltjie-oorwinning teen Worcester United (126) deurgeskuur het. Cody Poole (69*), Faro (3/12) en Grant Isaacs (3/18) het die grootste aandeel in die oorwinning gehad.

Covering the bases: Hannah van den Berg of Titans makes it safely onto first base as Tylor Jones of Blackheath waits for the return peg during a T­ball game as part of the “Strike out cancer” day of softball hosted by Cape Town Softball Association on Saturday. All proceeds on the day were in aid of the cancer association. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

Bellville stewig in saal; ander spanne sukkel SAREL BURGER

Kuda Samunderu (3/20), links, is een van Durbanville se staatmakers teen Claremont.


Bellville sit stewig in die saal teen die Kaapstad-klub in die eerste reeks tweedaagse eersteliga-krieketwedstryde in die WP, maar die meeste ander topspanne van die Tygerbergstreek het al beter dae beleef. Bellville (155/8) het ’n wenvoorsprong teen Kaapstad (64) ná blink bydraes deur veral Lenert van Wyk (72 en 3/1) en Dewald Botha (33). Maar die Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland (149/8) het nog ’n bult om te klim teen die WPklub (233/5 gesl.), ondanks hardnekkige kolfwerk deur Sharn Gomes (63). Dieselfde geld vir Durbanville (102/3) in sy wedstryd teen Claremont (228./9 gesl.). Byron Boshoff (55*) en Kuda Samunderu (3/20) het die beste vertoon. Edgemead (140) het ’n agterstand teen Avendale (159 en 83/2), maar Justin de Jager (5/37), Johan Swart (3/29) en die Nieu-Seelander San Blansord (46*) het hul kant gebring. In Kuilsrivier (161) se wedstryd teen Groenpunt (205/7 gesl.) het Craig Ephraim (67) die beste vertoon. In Sondag se 20/20-wedstryde was Bellville (197/7) met 40 lopies aan die wenkant teen Claremont, Kuilsrivier (108/5) met 5 paaltjies teen Victoria en Milnerton (77/2) met 8 paaltjies teen Tygerberg-klub. Durbanville (150/5) het onverwags met 10 lopies verloor teen Kaapstad, terwyl Edgemead (64) ook met 116 lopies ’n pak slae teen die Universiteit van Kaapstad gekry het.

PGA helps get young golfers hooked The PGA of South Africa has piloted a radical new youth golf coaching programme that is sweeping across Europe with great success. The goGolf programme aims to get children hooked on golf and keep them there by using inclusive learning techniques and embracing the use of technology such as smartphones and Apps. “goGolf really encourages the social aspect of golf and is based on group interac-

tion,” says Andrew Gunn, PGA of South Africa’s education and training manager. “The methodology empowers the coach to be a facilitator to learning rather than a dictator of technique. “Many children start playing golf early and are keen, but then life gets in the way and they lose interest as they get older. This is a common problem across all sports, and is addressed by goGolf.” According to Gunn, goGolf takes young as-

pirant golfers onto the course in their first session so that they are immersed in the game straightaway. “Then from here on they can choose how they want to progress,” says Gunn. The programme was presented at the PGA of South Africa’s recent coaching conference by Tony Bennett, the training and membership director of the PGAs of Europe. A total of 17 PGA of South Africa profes-

sionals have signed up for the goGolf pilot programme in South Africa, and are already seeing the benefits. “The course was inspiring and gave me a new appreciation of the learning process whereby learning golf becomes a marvellous act of self discovery,” said PGA head coach Martin Briede. “I have been applying the philosophy with my students and have had a very enthusiastic response.”


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VOB ‘hits’ homerun



arsity Old Boys (VOB), with a much improved performance, surprised arch rivals Athlone A’s 3-1 at the Vangate Sports Complex in Athlone on Sunday. In a closely contested game, VOB scored a run each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings off the pitching of Dean Jacobs, one of three Athlone pitchers who represent South Africa. In all three innings, VOB recorded single hits while Athlone made an error, meaning that all of VOB’s runs were unearned. Athlone made six errors in total compared to VOB’s one. A’s managed to get a run back in the seventh inning. VOB somewhat surprised everyone when it started with former Silvertree and A’s pitcher Josh Rich. Rich did very well in his 4.2 inning start, giving away a hit and no runs, while walking two batters, striking out three. He was replaced by regular starter Grant Robertson, who conceded a hit and a run in his two-inning stint. Michael Scritten closed the last 2.1 inning and gave up a hit and a walk. Before Jacobs’s turn on the mound, A’s started with Lloyd Stevens, who walked a batter and struck out four in his four-inning stint. Carl Michaels closed out the last two innings for Athlone. Bothasig pip Crusaders Crusaders put up a better display when they went down 5-2 to Bothasig at the Abe Sher sports ground in Bothasig. Crusaders started with another one of their youthful pitchers, Kyle van der Ross. Van der Ross pitched three innings, giving away four hits and four walks, while conceding three runs. Bothasig started with Damon Mitchell, who also threw three innings, giving up three hits and three walks and striking out three hitters without conceding any runs. In the top of the fourth inning Jordi King replaced Mitchell but struggled. King only managed one out while giving three walks and conceding two runs, making the score

3-2 to Bothasig. Lucien Swartz replaced Van der Ross in the bottom of the fourth inning and kept Bothasig scoreless until Bothasig managed to score its final two runs in the seventh inning. Devon Clarke threw the last five innings for Bothasig, giving up a hit and striking out six Crusaders hitters. Dayle Feldtman (3/4) and Nicholas Eagles (2/4) hit well for Bothasig, while Van der Ross (2/3) and Ashwin Kleintjies (2/4) did well for Crusaders.

Giants smash Durbanville Maitland Giants outhit Durbanville 13 hits to three to record an 18-4 win in Durbanville. Home runs by Jayde Thorne (3/4) and Kyle Inglis (2/3) set up the Maitland offence. They were well supported by Brad Erasmus (2/3), Argentine Juan Martin (2/3) and Ryan Sarmie (2/4). Durbanville used four pitchers who found it very difficult to stem the Maitland run onslaught. Damien Perkins, Kevin Townend, Darryn Smith and Brandon Smith were all given a tough time by the Maitland hitters. Jas Shergill, Maitland’s Canadian pitcher, and Jayde Thorne kept the Durbanville bats quiet by only conceding three scattered hits. Two big innings – the fourth and sixth – set up Maitland’s victory. Bellville shut out Westridge After a promising start, Westridge Yankees faltered to go down 10-0 to Bellville at the PP Smit sports ground. After four and a half innings Westridge were 1-0 down. Luwayne du Plessis threw 4.1 innings, conceding four runs from five hits and two walks and struck out two. He was replaced by Jared du Plessis, who got the two outs. Jayson Ripepi closed out the last two innings, conceding six runs from seven hits. Bellville’s Bertus Mostert threw 6.2 innings, conceding five hits and striking out four hitters. Bellville’s top hitters were Kyle Ettisch (3/3, including a home run), Jonathan Phillips (3/4) and Anthony Phillips (3/5). Westridge had five scattered hits.

Lee Marks of Athlone A’s (left) leaps to gather a return peg as VOB’s Robin Jones slides in safely to second base during a major league game played at the Slivertown Sports Complex on Sunday. VOB won 3­1. PHOTOS: RASHIED ISAACS

Tantasport wins season opener LYNN PRINS


Danielle Ford of Tantasport (left) and Kelsey Fortuin of Kenfac Phillies collided at first base during a Super League game played at Turfhall Sport Complex on Saturday. Tanta started the new season on a high by beating the team from Kensington. PHOTO: RASHIED ISAACS

Tantasport faced Kenfac Phillies in the opening match of the new season of the Cape Town Softball Association league. The team from Grassy Park scored their first win of the season beating Phillies 46-6 at Turfhall sports complex on Saturday. The match started out evenly, with both teams battling to put runs on the board in the first three innings. However, the game was tipped by the determination and courage from Phillies, who managed to break the deadlock in the bottom of the fourth inning by scoring six runs. Former Glenthorn A’s player Carly Mulder stepped up to the plate and brought in three Phillies runs in the bottom of the fourth. Despite game jitters, Tantasport fought back in the top of the fifth inning by scoring four runs, with Justine Steward adding on two of the four runs with an automatic home run. In the bottom of the fifth Phillies were unsuccessful in scoring runs. Phillies had bases loaded with one out, but the tight defence of Tantasport left them scoreless

yet again. With the score remaining 6-4 in the sixth inning, it took fearlessness from Tantasport to pull out all the stops and secure a win with 10 runs. “In the seventh inning Tantasport started creating chances and hitting the ball around the park, which saw us come from behind to seal the victory with 10 runs,” says Denver Anthony, head coach of Tantasport. At the bottom of the seventh inning, Phillies failed to get any batters on base, which left them defeated. Even though Phillies lost their first game, former Falcons coach Andre Alexander feels optimistic about his team’s potential this season. “Although we lost, this was a great game opener between young, aspiring teams looking to establish themselves in the top four this season after being the whipping girls last season,” says Alexander. Top batters for Tantasport were Kathryn van Boom (getting 4/5 hits), Roxanne Albertyn (3/5) and Nawaal Nacerodien (2/4). More Super League results: . Glenthorn A’s 7-0 Westridge Yankees B . Normies 0-9 Falcons . St Martins 0-10 Westridge Yankees A

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