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April 11, 2014

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GAINST the odds Mark Bassier from Wentworth, completed the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) helicopter training course despite starting the course seven months late. With a life-long ambition to become a pilot Bassier worked as a truck driver for many years to accumulate sufficient funds to meet the enormous cost of the training. While working and saving for his flying lessons he enrolled at the University of Johannesburg for a three-year transport management course in 2009 and completed the first year successfully. The following year he enrolled at the Durban Aviation Centre and obtained a private pilot’s licence — aeroplanes and accumulated 107 flying hours. However, due to unforeseen circumstances that year, Bassier returned to his trucking career and completed his second year in transport management in 2012. It was while trying unsuccessfully to obtain a Transport Seta bursary and complete a multiengine instrument rating commercial pilot licence — aeroplane, on limited funds, that his mother Yvonne attended a community engagement session arranged by local and provincial government and attended by the Transnet group chief executive, Brian Molefe. At the meeting Yvonne raised the frustration of youngsters trying to access government

tion. “I have always believed that hard work isthekeytosuccessand,coupledwithwhatIhave always wanted to do, it ensured that the training experience was exciting and satisfying. “I was able to set myself goals and remain focused to successfully attain these,” said Bassier. Having achieved so much Bassier says he is humbled by the opportunity he has been given and is determined to succeed in every aspect so as to be a role model to his sons and community and become an asset to the Transnet National Ports Authority.

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education funding and related the story of her son who desperately wanted to continue pilot training. Although TNPA’s helicopter pilot training programme was well under way Bassier was given the chance to apply and was given the opportunity to join the programme. He started training at Starlite Aviation on 18 June, 2013 and within 10 days had successfully completed the four required theoretical exami-

nations for a private pilot licence — helicopter. On 26 and 27 September 2013 Bassier completed three theoretical examinations for a commercial pilot licence — helicopter, and was issued his licence on 29 November, 2013. He also completed his diploma in transport management, specialising in freight management, at the University of Johannesburg in October 2013. He will graduate in May , shortly after celebrating his helicopter-pilot gradua-

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Board members (from left) Mary Mackenzie, Marsha O’Brien and Carolyn Schwegman were commended for their contributions to the conservancy.

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ENNINGTON Conservancy chairman Terry Wilsenach reported on another successful year to the annual general meeting at Relton Hall on Saturday 5 April with its programmes on course, its funding sound and public enthusiasm keen. However, he expressed disappointment at the high levels of flydumping of garden and domestic

waste by residents, particularly in key conservation areas such as Makamati, Wilsenach gave credit to a number of helpers and organisations, including the Umdoni Municipality for its contribution to the conservancy’s achievements. He noted that co-operation with other civic organisations such as the ratepayers’ and Positive Pennington was contributing to the performance. He also reported that some 160

Re-elected Pennington Conservancy chairman Terry Wilsenach addresses the meeting.

tons of plastics, paper, cans and glass have been presented for recycling at the 12 collection points within the area. The campaign against invasive and exotic plants continued to progress and a range of educational and informative presentations were made on a monthly basis over the year. The board elected for the new year are Wilsenach, Mary Mackenzie, Caroline Schwegman, Marsha O’Brien and Cathy and Vic Schwikkard.

Suspect shot before committing crime FEVER REPORTER MEMBERS from the Durban Flying Squad shot and killed a 32-year-old man they suspected of plotting an armed robbery in Umlazi at about 8.30pm on Wednesday, 2 April. The SAPS were following information they received about two men who were planning to commit an armed robbery. They proceeded to Umlazi C section and as they approached the man’s house they spotted two men, who fitted the description of the suspects, walking

down the street. They stopped them and one of the men started running and firing shots at the police. They retaliated, but the man ran away. The second man complied with the police, but as one member was searching him, he lowered his hands and grabbed his firearm which was tucked in the front of his pantsandpointeditatoneofthepolilce officers. The officer quickly drew his firearm, took cover and fired at the man resulting in his death.

A .38 Taurus revolver was recovered with five live rounds of ammunition. A case of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm was opened. The SAPS are searching for the suspect who fled. KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said that police will not think twice in retaliating when their lives or the public’s lives are in danger and will do anything in decreasing the proliferation of illegal firearms.

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FEVER REPORTER FROM 1 April, the Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) helicopter service is to be undertaken by Denel Aviation which was awarded the contract after a competitive tender process. DenelisSouthAfrica’sgloballeaderin the supply of strategic defence, aerospace and security products and services. Even though Denel is extending its technology and services into the civil and commercial environment, Denel Aviation has been active in the civil aviation sector for some time and is well versed inciviloperationsandthecivilregulatory environment. During March Denel was on site in Durban and Richards Bay ensuring that everything would be ready regarding the operation from April 1 as expected. The contract, as per the RFP request forproposalisforatwo-yearperiod,with an option to renew for a further three years. In terms of the contract Denel Aviation will provide a total package of aviationsolutionstoTNPA.Thisincludesproviding the authority’s 17 cadet helicopter pilots, who have completed their courses and achieved their commercial helicopter pilot’s licence, with practical experience. Denel will also continue training TNPA’s six trainee helicopter engineers who have already completed the first year of their course at the Denel Technical Academy. The contract is structured such that forthefirstyeartheservicewillbeundertaken entirely by Denel pilots. Thereafter, the ratio will reduce by 20% per year for the next four years after which TNPA will take over the service. For 17 years the authority has outsourced its helicopter service although it owned the helicopters and the related infrastructure. “When we reflected on this and our transformation mandate some three years ago, we realised we cannot have an operation that is not reflective of the South African demographics, hence the decision to train our own pilots and engineers who are reflective of the country’s demographics,” said TNPA’s chief executive Tau Morwe. “Our vision is a long-term one to develop a pool of pilots who will be able to adequately take up position in the commercial aviation sector,” he said.

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THEMBINKOSI Willies Mchunu, Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC of KZN and deputy chairman of the ANC in KZN was the main speaker at a meeting of the ANC’s Indian, coloured and white (ICW) group at the Ghandi-Nagar crèche recently. Also attending the meeting were the mayor, deputy mayor, Umdoni Speaker Sykes Naidoo, ANC councillors and senior ANC members of the region and subregion. Matthew Chetty gave an overview of the condition of the roads, storm water and the concerns of the people of Ghandi-Nagar. Naidoo confirmed that the municipality is transferring the houses, with the arrears being ringfenced. The mayor stated that roads in Ghandi-Nagar have been budgeted for and work will follow the completion of repairs in Pennington. Mchunu confirmed that the ANC is concerned about the ICW minority communities and said there will always be a place for them in the ANC. He said neither President Jacob Zuma nor the ANC were responsible for the upgrade at Nkandla. Some comments from GhandiNagar residents present stated that “if the ANC keeps to its promises, we will vote for it”. — Supplied.

Car rolls on Twini hill TWO people were injured after a vehicle rolled on Umbogintwini hill near Amanzimtoti at around 10.15am on Saturday, 5 April. Reports indicate that the car with two women was rounding a bend down the hill when the vehicle veered off the roadway and rolled, its wreckage coming to rest on the centre median. Netcare 911 paramedics found that both women had escaped with relatively minor injuries. After they were treated on scene paramedics took them to hospital. — Supplied.

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large area. After triaging they established that three people had died — one woman and two men. Three other people were injured and after they were stabilised they were taken to local hospitals. Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation and comment. — Supplied.

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2022 Commonwealth games for Durban?

>> ‘We argue that the interests of the beneficiary community should enjoy priority’

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Durban has been encouraged by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) to state its intention of being involved in the 2022 Commonwealth Games bidding process.

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Councillor Themba Ngcobo speaks to the Riverside Park community after a meeting last week.

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FTER a week of often contentious meetings in and around Riverside Park over jobs for locals, the good news is that significant consensus appears to have been reached among those that matter. As Ward 6 Councillor Themba Ngcobo — who has played a key role in achieving that consensus — told the Fever: “All the relevant stake-

holders agree that the wishes of the local community take priority in their area. “What is the purpose of the community electing a ward councillor in his personal capacity, in electing community liasion officers and of having a representative project steering committee if their views are to be ignored in favour of those from another area? “The ANC, of which I am a member, has since its inception in 1912 been the voice of the people.

Whose voices have they been listening to? “Not, it has been shown, to the people of Riverside Park on matters inside Riverside Park.” On Monday 31 March, the Riverside Park community “closed down” work on upgrading their premises because, they alleged, around 40 jobs had been awarded to people from other communities and not to local people. As local spokespeople told the Fever: “Not only is this a breach of

promises and tradition, we also prefer to have our own members working in our homes because we know them and they are accountable to us. “We argue that the interests of the beneficiary community should enjoy priority, not exclusivity, over those of another community. “They now trust that that principle will be paramount in all their dealings with Umdoni Municipality, through their committees and their councillor.”

DURBAN has been encouraged by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) to state its intention of being involved in the 2022 Commonwealth Games bidding process. At this stage the eThekwini Municipality is only indicating its intention to bid, which has no cost implications. City manager Sibusiso Sithole told members of the Executive Committee on Tuesday, 1 April that bidding for the games would require national and provincialgovernmentsupportandinvolvement. “Thebiddingprocesscomeswithcost implications. Therefore, we will have to look at the financial implications and do our cost analysis. When it comes to hosting such an event we will not be doing it asDurbanalone.Thisisaninternational event and we would expect national government to assist,” he said. Sithole added that if Durban was to win the bid the provincial government would also be involved, as has happened with other high profile events. Bidding formally ends in March 2015 and the announcement regarding the successful bidder will be held in September 2015.

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FOLLOWING on a threat assessment carried vincial Crime Intelli-outbytheSAPSProgence department, the Umdoni council voted in favour of arranging protection for the mayor, Cllr Siyabonga Khwela at the March general council meeting. DA leader Edwyn Baptie questioned what had prompted the need for an assessment and was told that the burning down of Ward 1 Councillor Ntokozo Maphumulo’s house in Amandawe and stoning of Ward 2 Councillor Bhekisisa Mthethwa’s house in

addition to direct threats had been factors. The recommendation by the police was seen as a key endorsement. Itwasnotedthatadoptionwouldinvolve

additional currently unbudgeted costs. A vote was taken and the ruling ANC councillors, plus Councillor Sritha Bhoola of the MF, supported the recommendation while the DA councillors opposed it.

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EDITORIAL COMMENT Wills to succeed THE young Wentworth man who realised his dreams of becoming a pilot is inspirational in these times of many challenges. He never veered from his will to succeed and with the help of his family and Transnet, he succeeded. That Media24 Local News KZN (publishers of the Fever, Echo and Weekly titles) has partnered with the Office of the Premier to bring previously disadvantaged pupils throughout the province their popular spelling bee competition is also a dream opportunity for pupils to achieve their dreams, one step at a time. Pupils who fit the criteria are urged to take part in this prestigious competition and put themselves and their school on the map. The story of the young brother and sister, who both have Protea colours for air rifle target shooting, representing South Africa in February at the African Shooting Championships in Cairo, is another fine example of the endurance and perseverance of the human spirit.

Smooches from pooches Dear Fever, WE had our music tribute to Cliff Richard and the Shadows recently Supporters of not only Cliff, but also of 4 Paws and a Tale Rescue turned out in droves to once again show how great their hearts are. Thank you to every person who came. Thanks to the artists who helped to make this afternoon such a great success. 6 Plus 1 brought the house down with their show and left people feeling relaxed. Our two pianists, Mandy Leotakianakis and Elize Bailey, were magnificent and it is wonderful to know that we have such accomplished artists in our midst. To 4’s Company, what a privilege to play with you guys. The renditions of all the Shadow’s songs was great and the audience loved it. To the band Razz, all the way from the United Kingdom, you rocked the house. To all the helpers who stepped in to serve drinks and cake, thank you. To Scottburgh High for allowing us the use of the hall, thank you. Nicky and Johnny 4 Paws and a Tale Rescue 084 626 5508

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Dear Fever, THE Nkandla report more or less confirms many people’s suspicions about our president and his avaricious — and fireproof — cohorts. The ANC response will show us where his 64 ministers’ (and 64 deputy ministers) priorities lie — with their suspect leader or with the

people of South Africa. The response of the ordinary rank and file member will also tell us much about their thought processes — or lack thereof. Ian Birtt Pennington

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May God bless you all. You may contact us for any donations big or small, and we are willing to pick up from you. Joanne Venter Joanne’s Angels 082 337 7330 or 039 976 0246

Long and short of it Dear Fever, IT is not often that I find myself in a totally gobsmacked situation. However, on inviting some friends, and their visiting son and wife from Cape Town for lunch last Sunday at one of my favourite local eating places, I was dumbfounded as I raised my head slowly and gazed at the towering handsome, smiling being before me. He literally blocked out my 360-degree sea view. My imagination started formulating pic-

turesofthissmilinggentlegiantbeinginvolved in some Spielberg film where he would be saving the world or then again maybe he was a famous All Black rugby player visiting our shores. Well it turns out he’s a hockey player - Mark Walton - and in years gone by he was in the opposing team which featured Enzo Tilli. I was just wondering if they would have had different size hockey sticks. Linda Melling-Smith Scottburgh

Pavilion-lease issue, colour scrap Dear Fever, IT is most unfortunate that the beach pavilion-lease issue has descended into a colour scrap. Well-known political analyst Justice Malala recently wrote in a leading newspaper that much of the old baggage of the apartheid era appears to be coming back into vogue with serious challenges to the harmony and future of our country. As a white South African, I appeal to others of my colour to show some acceptance of the realities of our history. Returning to the lease issue for instance, for something like 40 years, much the same people have held those leases and have had one other thing in common — they are all white. Many white people seem to justify this by saying it is because whites have the knowledge and experience to run such businesses. Even if they are right, how is any-

body of another colour expected to gain access without being exposed to knowledge and experience. I recall that at the time the new leases came up for consideration, it was made as explicit as could be without causing ructions that sharing the cake was part of the objective. As it happened, four of the six were initially awarded to white-owned businesses. For reasons unconnected to colour, that has since changed, but it has revived the colour issue. This has nothing to do with corruption — if there is corruption as well, it can and should be excised, whatever its colour, but to imply that spreading the opportunities to other colours is somehow wrong is a direct threat to all of us of any colour. Tom Scott Scottburgh

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FEVER DIARY >> LAST Thursday of every month: dementia and Alzheimer’s support group for families and carers. Completely confidential. At the Scottburgh Library from 9 am. Inquiries: Evelyn on 083 393 7275. >> Last Thursday of every month: Parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays (PFLAG) support group meetings from 6pm to 7pm at the Amanzimtoti Library activities room. Inquiries: 084 700 2536 or e-mail pflagtoti@ gmail.com >> Last Saturday of every month. Pennington Peoples’ Market and car-boot sale at Relton Hall Pennington from 8am until 1pm. New traders welcome. To book a table or space for the car-boot sale, contact Rebecca or Lorraine on 071 088 1341 or 039 975 3442. >> Dance Basics, a ballroom and Latin-American dance studio in Durban, is offering beginner classes for the physically disabled. Inquiries: Janelle Yunnie on 084 474 0531 or e-mail dancebasics @mweb.co.za >> Every Sunday a service is held at the Sanctuary of the Great White Light in Barrow Road, Umkomaas at 10am. All welcome. Inquiries: 031 903 8108. >> Relton Hall for hire for weddings, birthdays or any function or event. Inquiries: Rebecca on 071 088 1341. >> April 12: The Amanzimtoti SPCA will have an open day at the SPCA from 8am to 12pm. >> April 14: Diabetic meeting at 10am in the hall of Poinsettia Park Retirement Village hall, Kingsway, Athlone Park. Diabetics and their spouses, as well as anybody interested welcome. Following meetings: 9 June, 18 August, 20 October. Inquiries: Minnie van Zyl on 083 564 5655. >> April 18: Easter Friday market and fun day at Relton Hall in Pennington, 8am until 3pm. This year we are raising money to upgrade Relton Hall. Indoor and outdoor market, beer garden, tea garden, jumping castles, fun for the whole family. For more information if you would like to showcase your products contact Rebecca or Lorraine on 071 088 1341 or 039 975 3442 or e-mail penn peoplestea time@live.co.za >> April 18: Inflatables will be at Relton Hall, Pennington. Water slides, jumping castle4s, climbing walls and more. Inquiries: Jack: 031 701 9911 or 082 376 8840 or Mornay on 083 561 0896 or e-mail in fo@rainbowinflata bles.co.za

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ALLING all word wizards and book nerds. Media24 Local News KZN (publishers of the Fever, Echo and Weekly titles) has partnered with the Office of the Premier to bring previously disadvantaged pupils throughout the province their popular spelling bee competition. A spelling bee works according toknock-out,where spellers are giv-

en a list of pre-chosenwords (which will be printed in the abovementioned titles) two months before the competition. These words have to be learned by entrants, who will then gather at competitions in their areas, namely Zululand, North Coast, Durban central, Pietermaritzburg or the South Coast, to spell their way to glory. The competition is open to

grade 10 and 11 pupils (one from eachgrade—ie.twoperschool)from previously disadvantaged schools who speak English as a second language. There are hundreds of thousands of rands in prizes up for grabs, including a full medical bursary, a business bursary and a bursary to study journalism. Teachers and schools also re-

ceive prizes for producing the top spellers. The words for the KZN Premier Spelling Bee 2014 will be printed in the first week of May, with the competitions taking place in July. Entry forms can be found in this week’s Fever. Entry forms will run until mid-June. For more information on the event, contact Sharmaine Smith on 082 496 0617 or Vusi Mthalane on 079 389 5205.

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Premier partners on popular spelling bee THE Office of the KZN Premier has partnered with Media24 — owners of KZN local news — to bring the highly successful spelling bee project to the whole of KZN. The spelling bee started in the Zululand area in 2010, through Media24’s local newspaper in that area, the Zululand Fever. Because of the success of the event, and its rapid growth, Media24 mandated that it be taken throughout the KZN province. The Office of the Premier, in its ongoing commitment to youth education and upliftment, has decided to partner with KZN local news (encompassing Fever, Weekly and Echo titles) to inculcate a love of the English language among second language English speakers from disadvantaged schools in the province. Media24’s head of local papers in South Africa, Ishmet Davidson, said the company is “thrilled” at the prospect of the partnership, which will see hundreds of spellers throughout the province take part in the competition, which has hundreds of thousands of rands in cash, book and bursary prizes up for grabs. “Media24 sees the spelling bee initiative as having the potential to significantly increase the focus and discipline of pupils when it comes to learning the English language. Partnering with the Office of the Premier, schools and teachers, we believe we can make a positive impact on education in the province,” said Davidson.

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FEVER Attention all rural schools/schools with English as a second language Rural/previously disadvantaged schools are invited to enter their top two (2) English spellers from Grade 10 and Grade 11 (one from each grade) into the KZN Premier Spelling Bee Durban Central regional event, to be held in June/July 2014 (Date and venue to be confirmed, keep reading your local newspaper to find out the details!) Words to be learnt for the Durban Central Spelling Bee will be published in the 2 May 2014 edition of the Durban North Fever & Hillcrest Fever & Upper Coast Fever.

Prizes: Cash prizes, book hampers, stationery hampers, bursaries and goodie bags for the top spellers, schools and teachers! To enter: Complete the entry form found in this local newspaper and fax it to us at 0865344256, or email it to kznspellingbee@media24.com OR Send us the below information via email, kznspellingbee@media24.com OR fax, 0865344256. * School name, school address, English teacher’s name and contact details, registration number of your school, district of your school * Full names of your two spellers * Both spellers’ ID numbers OR copy of birth certificate * Entries are limited per regional event * Get your entries in early to ensure your spot at the 2014 Durban Central Spelling Bee * Entries close on 13 June 2014

ENTRY FORM Please fill in all the following sections and send it to us via email, kznspellingbee@media24.com, OR fax it to 0865344256.

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>> Crossword Solution 146

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FEVER CROSSWORD

Across 1 Radish, 4 Upheaval, 9 Saying, 10 Gangling, 12 Root, 13 Shawl, 14 Glen, 17 Exaggeration, 20 Henceforward, 23 Peak, 24 Decry, 25 Lime, 28 Ecstatic, 29 Supine, 30 Rendered, 31 Decent.

& SUDOKU

Down 1 Reserved, 2 Day-to-day, 3 Sane, 5 Play with fire, 6 Edgy, 7 Vainly, 8 Legend, 11 Characterise, 15 Egret, 16 Board, 18 Maritime, 19 Adherent, 21 Appear, 22 Damson, 26 Haze, 27 Mute.

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SUDOKU 148

CROSSWORD 148

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Down 1 Cajolery (5) 2 Usefulness (8) 3 Despicable (6) 4Mystifyingjargon(5-5) 5 Division of academic year (4) 6 Impetuously rash person (7) 9 Singly (3,2,1,4) 11 Bring about (8) 12 A coniferous shrub (7) 14 Tiny (6) 16 Additional (5) 17 Daybreak (4)

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Lesisaziso sikhishwe ngomthetho wesi 27 wezokumbiwaphansi iMineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA, Act 28 of 2002) Kanye nowokuvikelwa kwemvelo iNational Environmental Management Act (NEMA, Act 107 of 1998) mayelana nesicelo senkampani iEncogystix (PTY) LTD sokumba isihlabathi somfula esisemhlabeni okwinsalela yeQuembe engunamba 11043 kanye neyePilgrim engunamba 8407, eduzenaseMzinto, KwaZuluNatal. Lomsebenzi udinga isicelo semvume yokumba futhi uzoba nemithelela equkethwe kwinqubo-mgomo evikela ukuphazamiseka kwemvelo iEnvironmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations 2010, ngaphansi kwesigaba 25(5) kwiNEMA, oshicilelwe kwizaziso zikahulumeni iGovernment Notice R. 544 of 2010, ochibiyelwe. Ngakho isicelo sizodluliselwa emnyangweni weZokumbiwa Phansi (DMR), esizodinga uhlelo lokuvikelwa kwemvelo, esinye isicelo sizodluliselwa emnyangweni weZolimo kanye neZemvelo (DAEA) esizodinga ukuba kwenziwe ucwaningo lwezemvelo olulula (Basic Assessment). Nomangabe ubani odinga ukubhalisela ukuba ilunga labanentshisekolo kanye nabathintekile ngenxayalesisicelo (AIPs) noma onemibono, angaxhumana no Garth Glaum wase JEC Environmental Services kulemininingwane elandelayo: inombolo yocingo: 033 940 0450, iFax: 086 219 9059, iEmail: garth. jec@edelnet.co.za, noma ngeposi kwikheli: PO Box 239, Pietermaritzburg, 3200.

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At the end of the tournament it was Jack Gillham who was selected for the Dolphins team and will have to undergo further trials to book himself a place in the final KZN U11 squad come August from a group of 33 players. — Supplied.

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At the recent Earth Hour talk at the school are (from left) Sashin Naidoo, Danielle Ware and Olwethu Ndlovu who won T-shirts designed by Karen van der Spuy (back).

THE Umdoni Primary Schools Cricket Association U11 team participated in the annual KZNPSCA Festival at Durban North from the 7 to 9 March. The format for the tournament was two 30-over matches a day with the final match being a T20.

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are Kuswag Skool pupils and practice three times a week for twotothreehours.Bothhavetravelled extensively to various overseas destinations for their sport. “We’ve been privileged to participate in England, Germany, the America and Egypt,” Sybrand said. Besidesfundingtheirsportand travels, their father Gys has been involved with their coaching. “I am an air-rifle target-shootinginstructor,butwhenwemoved here from Brakpan at the beginning of the year there was no club in town. “Kuswag Skool offered us the use of its facilities to get one started. There are about 1 500 air- rifle target shots in the country of which 99% are pupils. The club at Kuswag Skool is open to everyone from age 10 to 16 and we hope to get many youngsters involved,” Gys said. Anyone interested in air-rifle target shooting can call Laurens on 083 568 9043 or e-mail gys laurens@hotmail.co.za

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