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MMA de Vries (14 months) of Amanzimtoti became sick at the beginning of April and was diagnosed with a brain tumour over the cerebellum and part of the brain stem. In an operation that lasted nearly eight hours, 95% of the tumour was removed. The other five percent could not be removed as this fell over her brain stem and removing this could have left her paralysed. A week after the operation her parents, Michael and Tanya, received news that the growth was malignant — a tumour named Medulloblastoma — known to be an aggressive form of cancer. “The oncologist suggested that a port be inserted into Emma to administer chemotherapy over the next few months. In a case like this, radiation would be the ideal treatment, but due to Emma’s young age, this is not possible until she reaches three,” Debbie de Nysschen, Emma’s aunt said. De Nysschen said that Emma was discharged from hospital some time ago, but has not been well since. “She needs to be in complete good health before the doctor performs the operation to insert the port. Emma is a little fighter and has been getting stronger and now, more than ever, her parents and family will not give up.” “Emma is an adorable, beautiful child who can light up a room with her cheeky, but sometimes shy, smile. We wish to see her like that again and have her healthy and happy. There is a strength and determination in her that we know will carry her into her future,” said Emma’s parents. Tanya has given up her job and

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Brain tumour battle >> Emma de Vries (right) has been diagnosed with a brain tumour over the cerebellum and part of the brain stem

Contact Debbie de Nysschen on 083 254 1590 or by e­mail on for more information and “like” the Emma’s Dream Facebook page. The Emma’s Dream Fund bank account number details: Miss E. N De Vries, Standard Bank, savings account, account number 033991065. has now taken on the role of nurse, mother, teacher and advocate. Over the next few months the familywillendurethelossofanincome, possible medical expenses beyond their reach and many emotional and financial hurdles. “Tanya resigned from her job to care for Emma and take her for treatment when this begins, and also to take her to physiotherapy which she now requires regularly. “Treatment and chemotherapy, as well as the radiation at

a later stage, will lead to substantial medical costs. “If people are willing to help in any way towards raising funds it would be hugely appreciated. A bank account has been opened in Emma’s name for funds to be transferred however, we are still lookingintothepossibilityofopening a trust fund to monitor future donations,” De Nysschen said. Michael and Tanya said they have been uplifted on some of their darkest days by the prayers, kind-

ness, strength and encouragement from the community. “The willingness of people in their acts of kindness and their support is remarkable and the family is truly thankful,” De Nysschen said. “We appeal to the commmunity of Amanzimtoti to adopt Emma into their hearts and pray for her full recovery. Please stand with us in faith as we walk down the road of recovery with hope in our hearts and a belief that Emma is not alone.”

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ERGEANT Shawn Jooste from Amanzimtoti has a large tattoo of his first dog’s paw print on his chest. He loved his last police dog so much that when they were both electrocuted while chasing a thief he spurned an ambulance for himself to rush Khulu to a vet despite the dog’s fatal injuries. But, just two months after that heartbreak Jooste is about to begin a new law-enforcement love affair — “thanks to the incredible kindness of the residents we serve”. Business and community leaders in Amanzimtoti raised funds for a new pure-bred German Shepherd — Gus — for Jooste to train, and the dog could “graduate” as soon as this month. The 39-year-old chose Gus from among 30 candidates in Gauteng “mostly because he was the one who played with me”. Last week Jooste, operating without a canine partner, arrested a houserobbery suspect in Durban south who had fled through two kilometres of bush. In a “dry run” hours later he said Gus tracked the burglar’s exact path through the veld, something which the burglar confirmed. Referring to Rob Mills, a member of the Amanzimtoti Community Crime Prevention Organisation, Jooste said: “I don’t have enough words to thank Rob and the community for how they’ve helped us. I guess Gus and I will thank them by making arrests and recovering stuff stolen from their neighbourhood.” Khulu and the theft suspect Jooste was chasing were killed when they ran into dangling illegal electricity cables in Malvern on March 12. Speaking for the first time since the tragedy Jooste revealed that he had been shocked three times as he tried to pry the German Shepherd loose. “It was like being hit on the head with a shovel. I remember waking up on the ground twice. If I’d fallen forward, onto him, I’d be with him now in [the afterlife].” Eventually, he hauled Khulu from the high-voltage tangle using his “puppy-line” leash.



Two months after losing Khulu in a chase which almost took his life too, Metro Dog Unit Sergeant Shawn Jooste has found a new partner in German Shepard Gus, thanks to a surprise community donation.

Shawn Jooste puts candidate police dog Gus through his paces on the Bluff. Captain Greg Beavon, shift commander for the unit, said: “This work is a passion for all of us. But I can tell you its been tough on him. Shawn really loved that dog. They did fantastic work together. He organised a crew to look after the crime scene and drove Khulu to the vet himself then hitched a ride in an ambulance there.” Police dog handlers can only work with dogs they’ve been certified with as a team, but Jooste said he found

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he could not replace Khulu with his nominated successor, Euro. Having reared Euro at his home where he kept another retired working dog, Jooste said his 12-year-old son Jared “would be more broken than me if something happened to that dog as well”. When Mills and other residents heard of his quandary he said “how would it be if they raised money for a new dog for me. You must understand, ordinary residents also paid the bill when Khulu had his canine tooth smashed by a suspect last year, and they also paid for X-rays he needed. “But these dogs are very expensive. I was totally amazed at the effort. They’d raised R10 000 in the first two days.” Eventually, Jooste’s home-town citizens raised R23 000, some of which is now left over for other handlers’ needs. Residents said they often called Jooste on his cellphone during crime emergencies, and that he’d been responding day and night for the past 10 years. While Khulu was “a genius”, responsible for dozens of “take-downs”

in Durban south, Jooste said Gus was strong and talented at “bite work”, but was “a bit stubborn”. Using Afrikaans commands “because we find many English words sound the same and it’s a bit prim”, the pair have completed obedience and spoor training, and must complete courses in “bush work and buildings” before a joint assessment. Jooste and his human partner Dean Nieuwoudt have made seven arrests in the past couple of days. But Jooste said chasing criminals without his canine partner feels like I’m not complete out there, and you lose an amazing asset. “I love the training, and having him has helped with the grief, but it’s still there.”

THERE was approval from the public gallery of Scottburgh’s Re­ gional Court 5 on Tuesday 6 May when Magistrate Veliswa Dube declared Amahlongwa School principal Desmond Peter Makh­ anya(44)notguiltyonallcharges and discharged him. Makhanya was arrested in November 2012 on 10 charges, in­ cluding four of rape. These were based on allegations two female pupils had made to police visiting the school during a programme highlighting sexual abuse. The ordeal cost Makhanya eight months in custody before bail was granted, and suspension from his post. He pleaded not guilty. Pupils’ evidence did not stand up to cross examination by de­ fence attorney Anand Nepaul. The two state witnesses — Dr Mohammed of the Department of Health and Ladyfair Sibiya from Operation Bobbi Bear — fared little better. Even the inves­ tigating officer came in for criti­ cism for failure to follow up on witnesses in charges where no evidence was led. In summing up and delivering judgment Dube castigated all state witnesses as, inter alia, in­ consistent, evasive and unrelia­ ble. She affirmed defence coun­ sel’s description of the complain­ ant in five of the most serious charges as “a textbook virgin”. Dube emphasised the need for evidence of single and juvenile witnesses to be corroborated. This had not happened and the state had therefore not dis­ charged the onus upon it to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt. On the other hand, the evidence given by sole defence witness, Dr Reggie Perumal, had been convincing.


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‘Disband Ugu Municipality’ >> Failures in service delivery in Ugu’s two areas of responsibility — water supply and sewerage — are legendary FEVER REPORTER


FRIFORUM, the national community organisation, is reflecting the views of many Umdoni communities by calling for the Ugu District Municipality to be disbanded. Failures in service delivery in Ugu’s two areas of responsibility — water supply and sewerage — are legendary within the region. There is provision within the Constitution for such a call to be made. In his response, Ugu Municipality Municipal Manager DD Naidoo admits that Ugu is facing many chal-

lenges with water provision “with demand far exceeding supply”. Ageing infrastructure magnifies this, coupled with the need to supply areas not previously reticulated. “We believe we are meeting our constitutional mandate of providing access to water. Operational monitoring of water quality is in compliance with the requisite standards and the Blue-Drop requirements and compliance monitoring is done by Umgeni Water,” says Naidoo. In respect of sewage spills which Naidooterms“anunnecessaryoccurrence”, he says that the municipality provides immediate response. “Negligence and non-compliance

by consumers account for some of these cases.” He adds that the disclaimer audit opinion is not an acceptable option and a comprehensive maintenance and replacement programme is being introduced. In respect of account discrepancies, Naidoo challenges AfriForum to name one creditor (whose service is not under dispute) who has not been paid. He points out that Ugu has employed a mechanical-electrical engineer and will be adding more artisans with specialised skills. “We also have a turnaround plan which is yielding positive results.”

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IT is too early to assess whether the turbulent conditions that prevailed in the Umdoni region prior to the election will continue, but the last council meeting before then saw councillors debatingthequestionofprotectingthemselves. As they pointed out, this was not without goodreason.CouncillorNtokozoMaphumulo’s house had been torched and Councillor Bhekisiswa Mthethwa’s stoned while SAPS crime intelligence had determined that a current threat existed to Mayor Siyabonga Khwela. Stressing that he is in full support if “life is seriously in danger,” DA Councillor Edwyn Baptie cautioned that this should first be determined and that the question of whose

responsibility it is to provide protection must be agreed upon. He felt that it fell within the orbitofthepolice.Mindfulofthecostsofproviding personal security for up to 19 councillors plus possiblyhalfasmanyofficials,mostcouncillors were wary of endorsing a blanket approval. Councillor Themba Ngcobo suggested that some of those in need of protection were themselves threatening others. It was pointed out that while security for the mayorhadbeenapproved,hehadnotaskedfor it nor had he decided whether to approve it. In the face of such uncertainty, it was agreed to “leave it to the municipal manager to decide”. He indicated what that might be by advocating a security company providing “as and when needed” security, but that the councillor concerned should decide when.

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Bakkie overturns, man injured A MAN was seriously injured when his bakkie overturned on Karridale Road in Doonheights at around 7pm on Wednesday 7 May. Reports indicate that the man was driving up a hill when his vehicle veered off the road, hit a concrete wall and overturned. Chris Botha from Netcare 911 said para-

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Naidoo explains that Umgeni Water is not authorised to perform all legislated functions of a municipality or a water services authority and that the initiative by AfriForum in its current form must fail. He concludes that Ugu is aware of the inconvenience caused to communities and is grateful for their patience. “We also thank the spirited individuals and organisations who are selflessly working with us to bring about a positive change. “We value their input and will continue to work with them. “Sadly, AfriForum is not one of them.”

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RTI officer allegedly driving drunk THE Port Shepstone SAPS arrested off­duty Road Traffic Inspectorate officer Sfanya Raphael Mavund­ la (50) at 7.45pm on Wednesday 7 May after he allegedly drove, in a VW Golf, through two red traffic lights in the Port Shepstone CBD. He then failed to stop when called on by SAPS officers to do so. Instead, he allegedly sped away and only stopped when the chasing police forced him to. Reportedly, he appeared to be severely under the influence of al­ cohol and was wearing an ANC T­shirt and RTI uni­ form trousers. He was taken to Port Shepstone Pro­ vincial Hospital and a blood sample was obtained.

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He appeared in court on Thursday 8 May and the casewasremanded,pendingthebloodresults.Acase of driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance is being investigated by Port Shepstone police. In 2000, again while off duty, Mavundla was convicted and heavily fined when he was an RTI officer at Park Rynie. He was found to be seriously under the influence of alcohol following a collision at a traffic light. He was subsequently promoted to a post at the RTI in Port Shepstone. — Supplied.

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nog van die mense se voertuie beskadig word in die ongelukke. Beeste word op plase of kleinhoewe aangehou, nie in dorpe, strate en op snelweë nie. Wie betaal nou vir die skade op die voertuie wat in hierdie ongelukke betrokke was? Ek verstaan dat die DBV nie veel daaraan kan doen nie. Maar wat van die munisipaliteit? Daar moet tog ‘n skut wees wat beslag lê op hierdie straatlopers voordat hulle ongelukke veroorsaak. Of gaan hulle nou wag totdatdittelaatis,totdatdaarverlies van lewe gaan wees? Totdat iemand doodgaan. Die beeste wat daagliks deur die dorp wei of vryloop, is ‘n ongeluk wat wag om te gebeur. Of nee, dit het reeds gebeur. Werklikwaar, paaie is gebou om op te ry, nie vir weiding nie. Koos du Plessis Amanzimtoti



THE Silver Oaks estate in Pennington has recovered from setbacks caused primarily by incomplete infrastructure and shoddy building workmanship. Over the past year that situation has been reversed with the help of a team of professionals, and the building issues have been sorted out. The infrastructure has been completed

with the estate being one of the few that boastsitsownsewerageandwatersystems. Municipal approval has been granted for 25 units and 15 homes have been built. Currently, some 40% of homes have permanent occupants and the balance are used for holiday purposes. Estate spokesperson Brian Pickering says there are three purchase options. The first is the purchase of land with home de­

sign and owner builder. The second option isanunfinishedunitdesignedwithtwounits under one roof, one with three bedrooms and the other with two. The third option is a finished unit with occupation certificate. It comprises two bedrooms en suite plus another bedroom, double garage, large lounge and deck. Pickering can be reached at 082 825 2959 or e­mailed at silveroaks for more information.

FEVER DIARY >> LAST Thursday of every month: demen­ tia and Alzheimer’s support group for fami­ lies 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 to7pmattheAmanzimtotiLibraryactivities room. Inquiries: 084 700 2536 or e­mail >> Last Saturday of every month. Penning­ ton Peoples Market & Car Boot Sale at ReltonHallPenningtonfrom8amuntil1pm. 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

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Community involvement every community should strive for. It is up to everyone to fight for that which is right, that which is fair and that which is equal and honest. Let us, the community, not hide away and allow that which is wrong to prevail.

Historical custom FOLLOWING the lead-up to and the results of the election I have been struck by the emphasis placed by what could diplomatically be called “Western culture commentators and politicians” on the effects of “corruption, pay-offs and bribery of voters” as perceived by them. Many clearly expected Nkandla to be a game-changer andweredisappointedwhenit proved otherwise. I would venture to suggest that they should study their own history since many of them are descended from Western nations and cultures that exercised colonialism over centuries. In Australia, New Zealand, North America and so on, the European colonists regularly landed on the beach and of-

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school at 7.15am and 12.15pm (not later), park your own car in the grounds at the swimming pool. Drivers will then be trans­ ported to Underberg where the cars are waiting. Drivers will be allocated a car and will then drive the cars down in convoy, in­ tending to be back at the school by 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Should you be able to assist, contact Jose de Castro at the school on 039 976 1223 with your details and the shifts you wish to drive. >> July 11: Durban South Business Forum is holding a golf day at the Amanzimtoti Golf Club and is looking for sponsors. This is a good opportunity to advertise your business. Fees: R300 per player, R1 200 per four­ball. Green — R800, Tee — R500. For more information phone 083 440 3537 or e­mail

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fered trinkets and baubles to the local chieftain to “smooth the way” for them to get ashore and take over the country. In then called Rhodesia, the BSA guys sat down with Lobengula and paid him off. The principle of paying the chieftain, both in advance and after he bestowed some gift, is well chronicled and accepted in the cultures of many tribal groups. In fact, it could be said to be an expected ritual of showing gratitude, and in any case, when does a Christmas present become a bribe? It is true that it is against the law, but we should not be surprised that many people don’t see it as such. After all, we too, played the game when it suited us. Rob van Amstel, Umzinto

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KHANYA Hospice’s new Pennington shop at Palms Centre was officially opened to a large gathering of committee members,

At the opening of the new Khanya Hospice shop are (from left) Narend Singh MPP (chairman), Margaret Mc­ Creary, Margie Stella, Jessie Young (shop manager), Neil McDonald (CEO), Denzil Thomas and Zanele Ndwandwe.

UPPER Coast Fever is giving away more than 50 Top Gear Festival tickets again this year. You stand the chance of winning tickets to the event which is taking place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 21 and 22 June. How to enter: • To win two standard tickets e­mail your full name and contact details to by 11 June. OR • To win four standard tickets to the event, go to our website (www.upper and click on the “competition” tab on the top right of the page and follow the easy prompts. Terms and conditions: Winners will be notified via e­mail on Thursday 12 June. Winners must be available to collect their tickets from Media House, 43 Imvubu Park Place, Riverhorse Valley between 17 June and 20 June. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

suppliers in the community had been gratifying. The shop is in the same centre in Sardine Road that it was previously, but it is more visible, larger and better designed to accommodate customers.

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supporters, customers and staff on Friday evening, 9 May. The shop opened for business a fortnight before and manager Jessie Young told the Fever that the reception from shoppers and

Local SPCA’s ‘river drive’

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The Amanzimtoti SPCA is planning a music­by­the­ river­themed fundraising picnic on Friday, 16 May down at the river next to the civic centre. Please go along and support this worthy cause. ABOVE: Delano Simpson adopted these two babies, Dax and Josie, from the SPCA recently and went to say hello at the SPCA’s Highland Gathering stall.

AILIN Botha (11) from Amanzimtoti represent­ ed KZN recently when she participated in the Junior Miss South Africa competition in Pretoria which boasted 202 contestants. “Although it was a very gruelling four days of judg­ ing, rehearsals and more judging, it was one of the best experiences of my life,” Cailin said. In her category, Miss MiniTeen,therewere27

Cailin Botha participated in the Junior Miss South Africa compe­ tition. PHOTO: SONJA NELL

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 August 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 20 June 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 OR Send us the below information via email, 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

finalists. Besides interviews with a panel of judges, they were judged in casual and evening wear and Gatsby outfits. “This was the highlight for me as for months we prepared to walk perfectly in the different styles. Although I was nervous I knew I was well pre­ pared and my outfits — especially designed andmadebySunéBDesigns—mademe feel like a princess. “The interviews had me anxious, but I kept telling myself the judges are normal people and they just want to get to know me, and with this in mind, I had an amazing in­ terview.” Adélle Botes, Cailin’s model coach from Extreme Model Manage­ ment, said she is very proud of Cailin. “She was beautiful and did excel­ lent in her first national competition,” Botes told the Fever. “I would like to thank my amazing parents who helped me through this weekend and for their ‘open purse’. To my modelling coaches at Extreme Model Manage­ ment, thank you for training me and being there everystepofthewayandtomytalent­ ed designer and model coach Suné B, thank you for dressing, styling and doing my hair. I also want to thank my uncle Adriaan Barnard for sponsoring me.” Cailin was unplaced in the competition, however, she says: “I learnt at this compe­ tition that even when you are 100% prepared and confident, nothing can really prepare you for this amazing marathon competi­ tion. “I learnt that I do not have to wear a sash and crown to do good in my communi­ ty.Imadegreatfriends with my fellow con­ testants and grew emotionally and spir­ itually and yes, I will definitely enter again next year.”

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>> THE May Day market in aid of Khanya Hospice held at the Lynton Hall Golf Driving Range in Pennington was a breezy affair attended by a good turnout. The breezy part was provided by winds gusting as high as 55 km/h at times as a south­wester intruded. While this caused some problems for traders with several gazebos and tables becoming airborne, the mood remained positive. The new team from The Sky is the Limit delivered a well­managed event favoura­ bly received by the market attendees. PHOTO: SETON THOMPSON

The strong wind gave these youngsters their ‘baptism’ in sailing.

Aansoeke om studielenings nou oop FEVER JOERNALIS AANSOEKE om rentevrye studielenings vir 2015 by Solidariteit Helpende Hand se Afrikaanse Beursinstituut (ABI) het verlede week geopen. Helpende Hand het in 2014 meer asR16,6 miljoensestudieleningsaan 948 studente toegeken. Deur rentevrye studielenings aan studente beskikbaar te stel, bied Helpende Hand

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hulle die geleentheid om hul drome te verwesenlik terwyl hulle terselfdertyd noodsaaklike vaardighede aanleer wat onmisbaar in Suid-Afrika se ekonomie gaan wees, sê Dinah Theron, hoof van die ABI. “Ons het ongeveer 3 400 aansoeke vir die 2014 akademiese jaar ontvang. Ongelukkig kan ons weens beperkte fondse nie almal help wat aansoek doen nie, maar ons weet dat

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ons ’n enorme verskil maak in die lewens van die jongmense wat wel gehelp word,” sê Theron. Die ABI het in 2008 met slegs drie studiefondse begin en bestuur vandag 114. Die beskikbare fondse in die beursplatform het die afgelope jaar met meer as R4 miljoen toegeneem. In 2013 is net meer as R12 miljoen se rentevrye studielenings toegestaan. Die ABI se merkwaardige groei is

deur die bydraes van verskeie individue en instellings moontlik gemaak, sê Theron. Die Solidariteit Beweging ploeg self ook terug in die gemeenskap deur onder andere die JD Kestell-fonds, die Opleidingstrust en verskeie gemeenskapsbeursfondse. Verder het die ABI beroepsgerigte studiefondse beskikbaar soos die A. G. Visser Geneeskunde-studiefonds wat in 2012

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gestig is. Die ABI ken ook talle rentevrye studielenings toe aan studente wat hulle in ambag wil bekwaam. Aansoeke om rentevrye studielening vir die 2015 akademiese jaar kan nou deur Helpende Hand se webtuistegedoenword.Sluitingsdatumis 30 September 2014.

Market, fit for a ‘king’


At the new Teamplay Trading store at Kuswag Skool is (left) Terry Scott (manager) and Shawal Azeezuddeen (warehouse manager).


Handmade products will be on sale at Kings Market.





TEAMPLAY Trading specialises in the sourcing, supply, marketing and distribu­ tion of sports equipment and recently opened a store at Kuswag Skool. Owner Daryl Scot created the Wasp brandin1994andover10yearssecuredthe endorsements of many rugby legends , in­ cluding Gary Teichmann, Percy Mont­ gomery and Victor Matfield to wear Wasp shoulder pads, headgear and gloves. Other sporting greats — Karen Roberts, who captained the South African hockey team used Wasp hockey sticks and Errol Stewart, the cricket equipment. The Wonderball was endorsed by cricketing legend Alan Donald. With his eye always on the innovative, Scot identified the potential of the “ex­ treme market”’ and launched the Urban Reptile scooter and New Earth and Hot­ house skateboard ranges into South Africa in 1999. In 2004 Mr Price bought the business and the Wasp brand — a stepping stone towards realising what is today Mr Price Sports. In 2006, Scot left Mr Price and started Teamplay Trading. In addition, Teamplay was given the Shosholoza licence for sports equipment. “The success of this initiative can only be realised with the support of South Afri­ cans who share in the vision of creating something that is African, South African, and a brand we can all be proud of,” says Scot. Teamplay also secured the rights to PlainLazy,HunterMMA(bothwillbelocal­ lymanufactured),TopGearTheStigscoot­ ers and skateboards as well as relaunch its New Earth skateboard range. Teamplay believes in giving back and has partnered with The Domino Founda­ tion, a non­profit organisation, to promote sport in underprivileged areas.

THE NG Kerk Suidkus will host its annual Kings Market at Kuswag Skool on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 July. The market will offer a tea garden, chil­ dren’s entertainment and an array of handmade products. The Thursday night, 3 July, will fea­ ture a pre­market Bulgowan wine tast­ ing for connoisseurs. Tickets are R50

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Dwayne Fields draf op die veld vir sy 50ste rugby wedstryd vir Kuswag se eerste span. KUSWAGSkoolserugbyenhokkiehet op Saterdag 10 Mei teen Suid-Natal Skool meegeding. Dwayne Fields het vir sy 50ste rugby wedstryd opgedraf vir die Kuswag eerste span. Kuswag het die wedstryd gewen, 43-10. Kuswag Skool se Laerskool eerste rugbyspan het ook die dag saam met hul helde van die hoërskool eerste rugbyspan spandeer en as waterdraers vir die hoërskoolspan opge-

maak om volkome gemoedsrus te verseker. Met Sanlam se omvattende portefeulje-oplossing

tree. Dieeerstespanhokkiehethulwedstryd verloor met twee doele teen hulle terwyl hulle geen punte aangeteken het nie. Tydens die seremonie na afloop van die wedstryde, is Cindy Bothma en Keanu Kruger aangewys as spelers van die wedstryd. — Verskaf. Besoek www.uppercoastfever. vir meer fotos.

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per person and include snacks. Kings Market will also organise a children’s photographic competition. Photos will be taken on 7 and 14 June from 10am to 12pm at the bird sanctu­ ary. Children between the ages of one and 10 can participate in their age categories. Entry is R50. To be part of the market or to book your stall, phone Carine on 083 440 3537 or Johnette on 082 964 9999.


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HE has been around for just over nine decades, lives by herself in a three-bedroomapartmentanddrivesa1980Datsun Laurell. Born in the roaring twenties, Francie de Villiers from Amanzimtoti celebrated her 92nd birthday on Tuesday, 13 May. Her friends at Sweetwaters, where she has lived for 34 years, arranged a surprise birthday party on Monday, 12 May to honour their friend’s incredible milestone. The party was bittersweet though, because astheyenjoyedthecelebration,theremovalvan was being loaded with Francie’s possessions as she is moving to Richards Bay to a retirement village to be closer to her daughter. “I was born on 13 May, 1922 in Bloemfontein and grew up there. I also lived in Frankfort and Johannesburg before moving to Amanzimtoti on 6 June, 1980. l was here during the bombing and remember it clearly.” “ImarriedDawiedeVillierson13December, 1947.Hepassedawayin1986.Togetherwehad twochildren—VidaandAndré—aswellasfour grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.” Emmie Germishuizen, one of her Sweetwatersfriendssays:“Francieissuchaninspiration to us. It’s an honour to celebrate her birthday with her. Although we are sad to say goodbye, we wish her all the best. We know she will enjoy the time with her family in Richards Bay.” Francie says that to live a long life and to be in good health is a blessing. “Two things keep me going — hope and grace. It is with hope in my heart and grace from the Lord that I have achieved what I have.”

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UMNUZ Eugene Jackson ofake izibuko kwabahlezi namalungu ekomidi le­Durban African Communities.


AKUKHO nokuncane ukungabaza ukuthi amadlozi e-African National Congress (ANC) ayamamatheka lapho ekhona uma ebuka imiphumela yokhetho lapho leli qembu elasungulelwa ukukhulula abomdabu emaketangeni obugqila, lidle khona umhlanganiso. Kuthiwa iqiniso liyaphilisa. Abaphikisana nalo, abehlukene nomuntu ozama ukumisa amagagasi olwandle. Nanxa kungelula ukuvumelana noMengameli we-ANC, uMnuz Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, uMsholozi, uma ethi i-ANC iyobusa iNingizimu Afrika kuze kubuye iNkosi uJesu Kristu ngoba akekho owaziyo ukuthi iyobuya nini, cishe kungabi lukhuni ukumkholwa uma ethi isazoqhubeka nokubusa leli kuze kuphele iminyaka eyi-100 kusuka manje. Lokhu ngeke kwenziwe ukuthi iANCingconokunamanyeamaqembu ezombusazwe. Iqiniso ukuthi iyiqembu lezepolitiki njengamanye. Akuthinafuthiesizoshoukuthiyiliphi iqembu lezepolitiki elingcono kunelinye. Kepha abantu abazosho

ukuthi yiliphi iqembu elingcono kunamanye, nabafuna ukuholwa yilona, ngabavoti uqobo lwabo. Abavoti bazolekelelwa ngamaqembu aphikisayo ngokuthi esikhundleni sokutshela abavoti ukuthi azobenzelani ukuthuthukisa izimpilo zabo, alibale ukuchitha isikhathi ngokugxeka iqembu elibusayo. Insizwaeyisokaumaishelaintombi, ayifiki entombini ichithe sonke isikhathi sayo ikhuluma kabi ngembangi ngoba imane izibangele isidina entombini. Kuvamile-ke ukuthi intombi igcine iqome imbangi. Sengathi amaqembu aphikisayo uma efuna ukuphumelela okhethweni eminyakeni eyi-100 ezayo, angayeka ukuchitha isikhathi ngokunaka amaphutha eqembu elibusayo kodwa enze okungcono. Kambe ukhona yini umuntu ongenawo amaphutha? Siyalibongela iqembu elidle umhlanganiso. I-ANC idla umhlanganiso nje, ngeSonto elizayo umhla ka-25 kuNhlaba (May) lapha eThekwini kuzoba nomcimbi omkhulu wokwethula iAfrica Day. I-Africa Day, ngokusho kukaMnuz Eugene Jackson ongusomabhizinisi eThekwini eyokukhuthaza bonke abantu base-Afrika ukuthi bazigqaje ngobu-Afrika babo. Lo mcimbi akuwona nje owabantu baseNingizimu Afrika kuphela, kodwa owabo bonke abantu base-Afrika, njengoba kulonyaka kugujwa iminyaka engama-50 kwasungulwa i-AfricanUnion,neminyakaengama20 iNingizimu yakhululeka. Lokhu

kuzosiza ekuqedeni umkhuba wokucwasa abokufika kuleli kodwa bebe bengama-Afrika. Kuzokhumbuleka ukuthi le-ANC elokhu iwine njalo okhethweni kusukela ngo-1994, ibihlala emazweni ehlukene ase-Afrika ngesikhathi isekudingisweni. Ngakhoke akwemukeleki futhi kuba buhlungu ngandlelathile uma abokuhamba sebecwaswa kuleli. Yingakho sithi lesi sinyathelo sikaMnuz Jackson nozakwabo ekomidini leDurban African Communities, sidinga ukushayelwa ihlombe. Nge-Africa Day kuzogqugquzelw a ukuthi kugqokwe izingubo zabomdabu, ukudla kwesintu, kwenziwe nemidlalo yomdabu kuhlangene nomculo. Bonke abasemazweni angama-20 aseAfrika abakuleli baz-

ophakamisa amafulegi asemazweni abo bamashe besuka eRoyal Hotel ku-Anton Lembede Street (Smith Street) baye eChurch Square enkabeni yedolobha laseThekwini. Imicimbi enjengalena idinga ukwesekwa yiwo wonke umuntu waseThekwini ohambisana nombono kaMasipala waseThekwini wokuthi ngo-2030 leli dolobha kube yilona

elihamba phambili kunawo wonke ase-Afrika, elihalelwa yiwo wonke othanda ukuhlalisana kahle kumaAfrika wonke. Ngakhoke bafowetu nodadewethu sithi: “Asihlanganeni ma-Afrika, singacwasani.” Imininingwane ngalomcimbi itholakala kuNkk Yaa Ashantewaa, Archer-Ngidi nakuNkk Phumzile Langa enombolweni ethi: 078 585 3504.

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IAAN Vosloo (39) from Aman-zimtoti participated in the South African Masters Athletics Championships at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg recently. The two-dayevent,on25and26April,catersforolder South African athletes. Vosloo ran the 400 m hurdles and came third in a time of 60.26 seconds and in the 110 m hurdles he took silver in a time of 18 seconds. “I am absolutely passionate about athletics. Although I have inished 11 Comrades Marathons, I enjoy track and field more because of the shorter, intense distances.” For the past five he has been one of the coaches at the Amanzimtoti Athletics Club. Under his guidance the club has grown exponentially and his athletes perform excellently at school and club events on local, provincial and national level. “Being a coach keeps me fairly busy as it is, notgivingmemuchtimetotrain,butImaketime to train at least five times a week. Like most local athletes I train at Hutchinson Park, but try to get some sessions done at Chatsworth and Kingspark stadiums whenever I can,” he says. “Although I did well I’m not completely satisfied with my times and results at the championship, but I’m determined to work harder this year.



On your marks, get set …

TOP LEFT: Amanzim­ toti Ath­ letics Club’s Riaan Vosloo (left) at the SA Mas ters Ath­ letics Champion­ ships com­ peting in the 110­ metre hur­ dles. RIGHT: Supporting her father is Inge Vosloo.

>> ‘I am absolutely passionate about athletics’

“I always tell my athletes to work hard and to ‘fight the battles you can win’. That’s exactly what I’m going to do. For next year’s championships I might add 400 m to my plate as it will help me to be more prepared for that last 100 metres in the 400 m hurdles.”


NextyeartheSouthAfricanMastersChampionships will be held at Kingspark Stadium, which will give Vosloo home-track advantage. Also on his bucket list is participating in the world championships in France next year, provided he can get sponsors.

Tennis competition ‘advantage’ SETON THOMPSON



ALEXANDERMemorialTennisClubatUmdoni Retirement Village held a round-robin competition on Sunday 11 May which attracted a strong turnout.


The threatening clouds held off and an enjoyable afternoon and evening followed. Games were strongly contended with no quarter asked or given. Club chairman Wilf Moore emphasised that as a small club with no staff, the successful day was due to helpers who organised it.

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IT was a good week for Sezela Bowling Club with the club not only entering two men’s teams in the KBA Midweek league but also achieving impressive re­ sults. The team, comprising Jerry Davey, Peter Wool­ cock, Ian Mackenzie and Stan Suter beat their oppo­ nents from the Bell, Umtentweni and Munster to reach the finals to be played in June. The other team, skipped by Geoff Donaldson, won two of their three section games. Nottobeoutdonebythemen,Sezelaladies’team, skipped by Moira Millard, is leading the ladies section ofthe“FellowshipFours”competitionwithoneround

to go. Organised between AMBC, Scottburgh, Um­ komaas and Sezela, the competition comprises two teams of four players each in both a ladies and men’s section. The Sezela men, skipped by Jerry Davey, also top their section. The monthly men’s trips were contested at Sezela on Monday and thanks to our sponsors Builders Ex­ press in Park Rynie, Pennington Superette and Bakery and The Basset Micro Brewery in Pennington. First prizes went to AMBC’s Bill Collins, Bob Elliot and Richard van Waltsleven with 4+34. The second­ session prize was won by Sezela’s Ian Mackenzie, Har­ ry Profit and Tony Beukes with a 2+24. — Supplied.

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