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Newlyweds lose all in fire >> Only their R1,8 million Audi parked under the log cabin was saved SETON THOMPSON
T was all hands to the pumps — except the official fire brigade — when a log cabin occupied by a newly married coupleburntdown,along with most of their possessions. Only their R1,8 million Audi parked under the log cabin was saved, plus some items in the room safe. Jannie and Robyn Kruyshaar from Delmas, were married at Rocky Bay Resorts near Park Rynie on Saturday afternoon.Theyhadbookedin for the wedding night and went to the restaurant for breakfast at around 9am on Sunday. Shortly afterwards they were shocked to hear that their log cabin was burning. A spokesperson for Rocky Bay Resorts told the Fever that the area had suffered its worst weather for a year on the Friday and Saturday, with some 200 mm rain measured at the resort in
that period. A spin-off was the loss of water pressure in damaged pipes. The Umzinto fire station was called at around 10am, but the line was on voice mail. By the time a response was raised and the fire engines arrived, the log cabin had been completely destroyed. With it went the bride’s wedding dress, their clothes, luggage, computers and other possessions. Staff and strangers tried to help, grabbing buckets and joining the firefighters. “The fire was saddening for the victims and us but we were happy with the absence of injuries and we give our unqualified gratitude to the gallant efforts to douse the flames by all concerned,” said the resort’s spokesperson. The Fever understands that a forensic expert has determined that the fire was not caused by electrical or any other fault in the building.
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THE Umdoni Business Chamber hosted a strong turnout of members and local business leaders to a presentation by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and its related organisations at the Selborne Hotel and Golf Resort on Thursday, 31 October. In welcoming guests chairman Sunny Saman reported that Crookes Brothers Limited had joined the chamber and made a presenta-
tion on its 30-year development plans for the assets it controls in the Umdoni region. Saman welcomed the step and said that it will enhance the level of development needed in the area to achieve optimal progress. The IDC presentation brought together five public sector organisations designed to promote investment and development in the country. They are the IDC itself, Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA), the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and Trade & Investment KwaZulu Natal (TIKZN). Between them they cover many aspects of starting and enhancing a successful and sustainable business. These include funding — short and long-term, loans and grants — planning, economic intelligence, strategising, promotion and general support. All of them being government agencies, the fundamentals included broad-based economic enhancement with the accent on businesses rather than individuals, emphasis on blacks before whites, women, youth, disabled and South African based. Speakers stressed their riskaversionpreferences,callinginmostcases for significant committment by owners and shareholders and guarantees in the case of loans. However, it was also apparent that the five organisations and their schemes covered many likely categories and variations in amounts ranging from hundreds to billions of rand. Those interested are asked to contact Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) DonnyPethanorKanyiGazaon031 368 9600, 079 699 4945 or e-mail donny@tikzn The website is www tikzn.co.za Tembakazi Koali of Small Enterprise Finance Agency explains the opportunities for funding open to small businesses.
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HE eThekwini Municipality raked in three awards at the Municipal Excellence Awards at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) on Thursday, 31 October. The categories were Best Implemented IDP, MostInnovativeInfrastructureAwardforSanitationProjectandtheBestMetropolitanMunicipality in KZN MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa DubeNcube said the purpose of the awards was to inspire innovation and improve service delivery in municipalities. “Ultimately, we are one government and we all work for one public and therefore we need to work together. The aim is to use the winning municipalities as models of study for other municipalities in order to improve service delivery in our province,” DubeNcube said. Mayor James Nxumalo said they are happy to be recognised for the hard work
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THE eighth and final leg of the national SupaDrift 2013 series is happening at the Durban Motor Show thisweekendon8,9and10November. Local drifter and KZN drifting champ David Nell from Athlone Park will be one of the participants where the top drifters of South Africa will battle it out for the title of “sideways king”. Nell, a seasoned drifter and one of the street circuit drivers at the Top Gear Festival, came third at this event last year. In 2011 he placed second overallinthenationalSupaDrift series and last year finished fourth overall. If you are looking for an extreme experience — roaring engines, tyre smoke, side-by-side action, ultimate passion andblacktopthrill— this weekend’s drifting is where you will find it.
Suspect arrested, cigarettes found A MAN has been arrested following a burglary at Pick n Pay in Scottburgh on Monday morning 4 November in which cigarettes worth over R10 000 were allegedly stolen. Chubb Fire and Security officers responded to an alarm and, finding a broken window, summoned the keyholder. A review of the CCTV allegedly clearly identi-
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fied the suspects and the theft. A subsequent search by the SAPS and Chubb revealed the hidden cigarettes. A suspect, allegedly identified from the CCTV footage, was apprehended. The SAPS expect to make further arrests soon. — Supplied.
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PACKEDUmzintoTownHallwaswitness on Tuesday, 29 October, evening to the keenness of the Riverside Park population to hear what the Umdoni Council had in store for them. Ward 6 Councillor Themba Ngcobo guided the meeting through some tricky stages, negotiating the flip-flops in policy by council in recent weeks. Ngcobo told his constituents that the African
National Congress as “the voice of the poor and marginalised in our society” and as the ruling party in Umdoni, is committed to “every person owning the roof over his or her head, wherever possible”. He added that the party is also agreed upon the concept that it is pointless pursuing people who cannot afford to pay for those roofs, let alone the arrears. “Those earning under R3 500 per month, whichconstitutesthevastmajority,willgettheir house for free and not have to pay their arrear debts. They will take uninhibited transfer of their homes.” ThiswasgoodnewsbecauseasectionofANC councillors had recently voted to rescind such a resolution and change it to read to the effect that the title deeds will be endorsed, prohibiting transfer of the relevant property until the debt is liquidated. The next good news was when implementation agents SLB Construction were introduced and reported on how the homes in question will be upgraded over the next eight to 10 months from December. Virtually every part of the buildings, except the basic structures, will be upgraded and it will be done without displacing occupants. Ngcobo committed to influencing the employment of as many Riverside Park residents in unskilled jobs as possible on the contract. He pointed out that more than 100 people had been previously trained in such work.
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THE recent heavy rain brought about many challenges in the upper coast region, including clean-up operations to remove debris from Toti beaches. At Kingsway High School exams were delayed for 15 minutes on Tuesday morning, 29 October, as a downpour caused flooding underneath the railway bridge in Umdoni Road. According to the municipal spokesperson Thabo Mofokeng, the eThekwini Municipality’s Emergency Control and Disaster Management Unit worked throughout the weekend of 26 and
27 October and into the following week to assist affected communities. The rains started on Saturday afternoon, 26 October, with gusts of 51 km/h being recorded and the average rainfall measured at 8.1 mm per three-hour period. “Storm-water pipes became overloaded and stream levels rose. Large quantities of solid waste and refuse in the water course and stormwater pipes exacerbated the flooding problem,” Mofokeng said. At Umlazi’s L-section, a blockaded stormwater drain resulted in flooding of a property. Six structures were damaged at the Uganda Transit Camp in Isipingo when a tree fell on top of them.
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Illegal workshop in residential yard SETON THOMPSON
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OME residents in the block between McDonald, Gardner, Oceanic and Saville roads in Park Rynie have been driven to desperation by the alleged operations of a vehiclerepairworkshopintheirresidentialsuburb. Fronting on Oceanic Drive, the house lacks a street number but it appears to be 42. One of the people involved is reportedly known as Vanesh. Having experienced the noise that have allegedly accompanied the operations, Jimmy and Miranda Henderson are some of the complainants. “We have complained on a number of occasions to the Umdoni Municipality and this has occasionally resulted in visits or interventions by various officials,” they told the Fever. “Kevin Govender of the Protection Services is one of them. Lynn Amm phoned him, and he
sent two Umdoni Protection Officers to investigate. We have also had building inspectors, a healthinspectorandothers.Wehaveevencomplained to the Ward Councillor Kenny Armugam. They have promised to pursue the matter, but it has not resulted in any lasting solution. Thebesthasbeenastopwhileofficialsarethere after which it’s business as usual. And, usual is 7.30am to 8pm, 24/7,” says Miranda. Errol Scrooby,animmediateneighbourofthealleged workshop, confirms the inconvenience caused
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Walk for wellness with Diabetes SA WORLD Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14 and in honour of this the DurbanlegoftheDiabetesSAFive-kilometreGlobal Walk, supported by ProNutro, kicks off on Sunday, 17 November at 8am from the Lower Marine Parade Amphitheatre. The number of South Africans diagnosed with diabetes is drastically increasing. People live unhealthy lifestyles, eat poor diets and are inactive. One in three men and one in two women in South Africa are unfit and one in five South Africans have hypertension. JennyRussell,thebranchmanageratDiabe-
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tes SA in Durban said that a lifestyle change can be fun for adults and children as participants in the Diabetes SA Five-Kilometre Global Walk over the past two years can prove. This year, organisers and supporters of Diabetes SA are going all out to encourage over 3 000 walkers to take part. There will also be a festive Wellness Expo which allows members of the public to receive free glucose and blood pressure tests. The first 1 500 walkers over the finish line will re-
ceive a goodie bag. The R50 entry fee will be going to this deserving cause. To register early, go to uShaka Marine World on 9 and 10 November from 10am to 2pm in arena three. Diabetes SA personnel will be on duty to help with registration. A limited number of goodie bags and spot prizes are up for grabs on event day including family getaways to the berg, the bush, the beach or the battlefields, courtesy of the Gooderson Leisure Hospitality Group.
crunch, the Umdoni Municipality is struggling to arrange to pump out the sand-filled tidal pools in time for the holiday season. The speed with which most of the pools fill up, requiring cleaning out twice a year, is now aggravated by the fact that no funding has been budgeted for. Two years ago, council debated abandoning the pools to the inevitability of silting up. Public outcry stifled that thought and in a last-minute gasp before
Easter, the most popular pools were cleared. This was largely through the largesse of local businessman James Tucker who did the job at a substantially discounted price of around R80 000, but it would cost considerably more now, a year later. Municipal Manager Xolani Luthuli told council and officials that “when you propose a course of action, you need to quantify it and propose a source of funding”.
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JUST when the Toti Conservancy and residents voiced concern regarding Metrorail’s lack of effort to shore up the collapsed railway embankment, repairs have started at the site at Chain Rocks in Amanzimtoti. The embankment collapsed last December after heavy rains. The conservancy raised concerns at a recent committee meeting and sent a letter to Metrorail requesting feedback on what it was planning to do. “Work at the site has commenced. Our concernsareasaresultofthestartoftherainyseason. The contractor assigned to the programme is Leomat and an Environmental Management Plan was carried out by Kerry Seppings Environmental Management Specialists,” Wayne Mills, chief engineering technician at Metrorail KZN told the Toti Conservancy via e-mail. Acting communications manager Isabel van der Westhuizen confirmed that reconstruction of the embankment has started and expressed apologies on behalf of Metrorail KZN to the commuters affected by the work in progress. “Metrorail would like to advise its customers and the community that we are working on the reconstruction of the embankment at Chain Rocks in Amanzimtoti. Due to the high risk on the remaining embankment and railway line, the safety of the community and the local environment, Prasarail has taken a decision to commence with the reconstruction of the Amanzimtoti Railway Embankment. “The contractor is on site and will be commencing with the emergency breaching of the river mouth to prevent further undercutting of therailwaylineembankmentandallowthereconstructionoftheembankment.Theestimated duration of this project is eight to nine months,” Van der Westhuizen said.
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Lead with vision, integrity Dear Fever THIS is an open letter to the current management team of the Umdoni Municipality — honourable members in public office with the expertise to manage a borough with public funds in a demarcated area wherein all cultures are endeavouring to live an honest, humble life. Can we, as ratepayers, of Park Rynie be informed of what you regard as the vision behind your contemplated testing grounds at Preston Road in Park Rynie. What consequences do you visualise resulting from the influx of activities and the impact they will have in a small residential suburb? Have you applied your mind, or can I assist you to apply your mind. What is so difficult in spending your budget on an allocated priority. We, as ratepayers, accept your qualifications to maintain the Umdoni Municipality with the funds that we, as ratepayers, provide earned under difficult circumstances. LookingatUmzinto,whereIwasstation commander of police, it is a crying shametowitnesstheplightofpoorbusinesspeople and many other citizens in the chaotic situation created by educated and trusted people in public office. I can’t believe this to be true. Is this the vision of a proud little town that you, as office bearers, visualised, with such a rich history, but is a crying shame to its inhabitants. If this does not create civic instability in the near future then I will humbly withdraw this open letter to you, our trusted leaders of integrity. We need independents to stand with no political affiliations and only then do I believe we will succeed. Please sort out our flood damage and poor stormwater drainage left by your team so that residents will not have to evacuate their homes in the early hours of the morning. Concerned resident Park Rynie Ratepayer • Letter shortened.
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Kuswag’s raffle draw date moved KUSWAG School tackled a huge fundraising project this year - raffling a car and the chance to win exciting prizes. The first prize is a Toyota Etios, bought from Halfway Toyota Scottburgh, the second prize is a trailer and the third prize a 50” TV. The draw was to take place on Saturday 17 August at the Kuswag Karnaval, but unfortunately not enough tickets were sold in order to buy prizes and raise funds at that stage. In light of this, Kuswag management decided to postpone the draw until such time they have made a profit worth the huge effort of their pupils and parents. The pupil who sold the most tickets is Jeanine Deneyschen in Grade 4. Her class, the Grade 4’s of Mrs Groenewald, sold the most tickets in the school. The draw date has been confirmed as Saturday 1 March. Kuswag School is planning a huge family fun day to take place on that day at the school. More details will follow closer to the date. Tickets will be sold up and until the day of the draw. Kuswag School’s PRO Mrs M. Van Heerden can be contacted at 084 411 7806 or 031 9035434 or via e-mail onmvan email@example.com for more info.
November 8, 2013
>> ‘Alles voel nog so onwerklik’ SONJA NELL
DIE blink ligte van Hollywood wink vir talentvolle Athlone Park aktrise en model Angelique Janssen nadat sy genooi is om volgende jaar die “Applause Rising Talent Showcase” (Arts) in Amerika by te woon. Janssen is tydens ‘n talentkompetisie op 18 en 19 Oktober by Montecasino deur ‘n Amerikaanse werwingsagent, Kim Myers raakgesien. Die 17 jarige sê alhoewel sy baie opgewonde is het dit nog nie werklik ingesink nie. Sy besef egter dat hierdie ongelooflike geleentheid haar nog ‘n tree nader bring aan haar droom om eendag met ‘n Oscar vereer te word. “Ek is in Maart vanjaar gekies deur die ‘Summer Heat Model and Talent Search’ om aan die ‘International Arts Expo’ by Montecasino deel te neem. Dit is waar ek deur Myers gekies is om SuidAfrika in Junie 2014 in Orlando, Florida te gaan verteenwoordig. Myers kies 400 aspirant modelle en akteurs van regoor die wêreld om te gaan optree voor meer as 100 agente soos onder meer Walt Disney Entertainment, Clear
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Angelique Janssen gaan Suid-Afrika volgende jaar in Amerika verteenwoordig by die Arts talentkompetisie. Talent LA, en Hollywood Studios,” vertel Janssen. ARTS is ‘n weeklange geleentheid waartydens die aspirant kunstenaars
werkswinkels bywoon en aan verskeie kompetisies deelneem wat deur agente en industrieleiers beoordeel word.
Janssen is egter ‘n presteerder op veel meer gebiede. Sy is ‘n graad 11 leerling aan Kuswag Skool en is verkies tot prefek vir volgende jaar. Sy is A-gemiddeld leerling en is al vir die afgelope ses jaareenvandiebesteAfrikaanseenEngelse sprekers in die skool. Sy is ‘n verteenwooordigerenspreekbuisvirChildlineseanti-boelieprojek,‘nCSV-leieren redaktrise van die skoolkoerant. Vanaf 2010 ontvang sy elke jaar die prys vir Kultuur Dogter van die Jaar asook die trofee vir die beste rolspel in “Paljas van die lewe” revue en onlangs is sy aangewys as die eerste prinses in die Miss Youth 2013 kompetisie. “Alles voel nog so onwerklik, maar ek wil graag die volgende mense bedank — die eienaar van KZN Upstage Models en my mentor en model afrigter, LeMari Smit, Rising Star Performing Arts, Summer Heat Model and Talent Searh, Vernondo Boshoff en Louis Douglas van Vernondo Photography, Elsubie de Lange van Just you Model and Artist Management en Kim Myers van Amerika. En dan natuurlik my ouers, Yvonne en Marius en my suster Simoné — sonder hul hulp sou ek nooit my drome kon laat realiseer nie,”.
Kuswag krieket nuus SONJA NELL
KUSWAG Skool se eerste krieketspan het onlangs deurgedring na die tweede rondte van die KZN 20/20 toernooi. Op hul roete moes hulle Verulam en Phoenix verslaan, wat hulle oortuigend gedoen het. Teen Verulam het hulle met ‘n telling van 142/5 gewen en Phoenix
Grade 4 Kuswag pupil, Jeanine Deneyschen sold the most tickets in the school. With her is Mr Lindeque, deputy principal at Kuswag School.
Kuswag Skool se eerste krieketspan dring deur na die tweede rondte van die KZN 20/20 toernooi.
met agt paaltjies geklop. Kuswag Skool haal die tweede rondte die eerste keer in die geskiedenis en is ook die enigste Afrikaanse skool in KZN om deur te dring. Op 13 November gaan Kuswag te staan teen Port Shepstone en op 20 NovemberteenKingswayHigh.Diewenner van die groep dring deur na die semi-finaal.
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Kelly Fell took part in the KZN Sub-Youth Athletics Championships at Kings Park on Saturday, 19 October. She won gold for long jump and beat her personal best with a jump of 4.91m. She also got silver for 100m sprints in the girls’ U13 division.
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Kingsway High news From humble beginnings cooking from home since 1999 Giselle’s Kitchen opened in Beach Road in November 2004 and has enjoyed great customer support. Giselle’s Coffee Shop opened in August 2007 and serves the best coffee LavAzza with Amy as the captain in the Coffee shop service is always at it’s best.
The draw for the car raffle will take place on Saturday 1 March 2014 Invest in a good cause
Monday to Friday 12:30 to 6:30, a variety of meals are available that are served with fresh vegetables and starch. The menu changes weekly so if you are a busy mom or just don’t like the kitchen this is a must for you.
KINGSWAY High’s Meluleki Lugayeni is the only pupil to receive full colours for leadership as a sports co-ordinator. Meluleki was also awarded the
principal’s prize for leadership at the senior prize-giving as well as being the first team rugby captain. He was capped 58 times.
On Sundays, The Coffee Shop serves a 3 course meal, eat in or take-away the best value for money. Catering services from platters to weddings. The upper room is available for private functions and conferences. Pre-cooked frozen meals Just heat and eat also available.
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It’s in the wrist >> It took a while to figure out observations such as ‘taking more grass’ SETON THOMPSON
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>>ucnews1@feveron line.co.za GOOD turnout of aspirant bowlers reported to Scottburgh Bowling Club on Sunday morning to learn how it’s done. The occasion was dedicated to introducing newcomers to bowls and adapted well to the bowling, but took a while to figure out the instructions such as “taking more grass”, “you’re too heavy” and “burned end”. Among them was Councillor Eddie Baptie, taking a break from municipal stresses, with his wife Linda.
>> November 9: Crocworld Conservation Centre will host an educational talk by Wendy White of the Bat Interest Group of KZN at 4.30pm. >> November 21: Santa’s Charity Golf Day at the Durban Country Club. Format: 4 Ball Alliance, two scores to count. Cost: R550 per person, R2,000 per fourball, includes green fees, dinner and prize giving, plus business card draw and whisky tasting. All proceeds raised go to Childline. To book or formoreinformation,phone0766062312, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/golftraveller.co.za
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MAKE a date with The Glitter Girls on 9 November when Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon, three of Durban’s most loved and versatile performers, will entertain at the Aliwal Theatre at Umkomaas Primary School at 8pm. Twenty four years after leaving Skolliesburg High School, the class of 1989 is finally getting to celebrate their 20 year reunion. This means that the Glitter Girls are going back to the days of spandex, big hair and co-ordinated dance moves. They will seemanyoldfriendsandtheboystheyfancied from afar, including three wild and wacky characters they introduce to the audience. They will also hear the voices of someoftheiroldteachers,providedbyAaron McIlroy. Expect music from Madonna, Pink, Rihanna, Bonnie Tyler, Cindy Lauper, Alison Moyet, Wham, The Eurtythmics, Abba and Duran Duran, among others. Thevenueopens60minutesbeforethe show. Take picnic baskets, braai and bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Cost: R95 a ticket (discounted tickets available for table bookings of 10 where full payment is received before event) pensioners pay R75 a ticket. Book with Barbara on 039 973 1105 or 083 778 1469. EFT payments are possible, please inquire for banking details.
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November 8, 2013
Team South Africa Two’s Ganas Naicker (Umkomaas) proudly displays the Amateur World Golfers Championship third place trophy. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
NAICKER flies SA flag >> Umkomaas golfer guides Team SA Two to third place at amateur world champs QUINTIN VAN JAARSVELD
MKOMAAS golfer Ganas Naicker did SouthAfricaproudattheAmateurWorld Golfers Championship in Durban last week. Naicker was up against 25 international golfers in the 16-20 flighting and finished sixth on a Nett score of 306 on Saturday after six days of physically and mentally demanding golf across four of KwaZulu-Natal’s championship courses in Durban Country Club, Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, Umhlali Country Club and Cotswold Downs Country Club. “I’m not too happy with my score but the conditions were tough and the competition even tougher. Six days of golf took its toll on me and on the final two days I was exhausted from the pressure,” Naicker told the Fever. Naicker’s performance helped Team South Africa Two to a third place finish on 1183 Nett.
Team South Africa One recorded a historic runaway victory on 1143 Nett, 25 strokes ahead of runners-up Indonesia on 1168 Nett. Naicker said it was an honour to represent South Africa on the international stage. “It was an unbelievable experience. Just to beintheteamandinthecompanyofourcaptain and teammates was a great privilege. I cannot put a price on that. “I had great team members, an excellent captain, had fun, enjoyed golf, met really good people from around the world and we finished first and third, so I can’t ask for anything more and would really love to be in the team again.” Over 200 golfers representing 26 countries from all over the world participated in the 19th world final. Naicker earned his place in Team South Africa Two by finishing second in his flighting in the national final in Durban in September.
Solid showings by SKZN surfers in KZN Champs QUINTIN VAN JAARSVELD
SOUTHERN KwaZulu-Natal surfers put on solid performances in the KwaZulu-Natal Championships in tricky, windswept waves at New Pier at the weekend. The standard was set in an eventful opening day on Saturday which sawtheprovince’s best surfers showcase their skills at the Durban break, with eight Southern KwaZulu-Natal surfers advancing to the respective finals on Sunday. Brad Mommsen and Zoe Papadakis represented Southern KwaZulu-Natal in the open men’s and women’s finals respectively where both finished fourth. Dan Redman took the men’s title ahead of Brandon Jackson, Scott VenterandMommsen,whileKat Stef-
fan won the women’s title after seeing off Lynne Mackey, Jessica Wilson and Papadakis. Rein van der Wall finished third in the masters final behind winner Brant Collins and runner-up Jaco Kapp, with Mark Wooton in fourth place. Byran Wigmore placed third in the Under-20 men’s final that was won by Chris Frolich. Wade Simkiss was second and Oscar Wooton fourth. The Under-20 women’s final was a three-way battle between Athlone Park superstar Sarah Baum, Southern KwaZulu-Natal’s Heather Klug and Heidi Palmboom. Baum lived up to her favourite tag by taking the win, with Palmboom second and Klug third. Dylan Gouws had to be content with fourth place in the Under-17 boys’ final; Shane Sykes did enough
Under-20 women’s finalists (from left) Heather Klug, Heidi Palmboom and KwaZulu-Natal champion Sarah Baum of Athlone Park.
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in this decider to take the spoils ahead of runner-up Devon Whitehead and Scottburgh’s JJ Harris. Warner Beach standout Chanelle Botha had to settle for third place in the Under-17 girls’ final as Teal Hogg took top honours. Namesakes Jade Mets and Jade Story were second andfourthrespectively. Rachel Wood finished third in the Under-15 girls’ final, the youngest division of the contest, behind winner Cana Foster and runner-up Kaylee Dry. Several of the women’s surfers will be back in action this weekend in the KwaZulu-Natal edition of the Women’s Surf Challenge at the BayofPlentyinDurbanonSundayat8am,where they will compete of prize money and bragging rights. Entry forms are available at www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za.EntriescloseonWednesday.
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