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What to do, Where to go
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WHAT’S ON
Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
What to do, Where to go
Don’t forget to send your weekly listings so that you can keep up to date with all the exciting events Grahamstown has to offer! Let us know by faxing us on
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publication. Also note that the inclusion of Forthcoming Attractions is dependent on space. – Susan Powers
FRIDAY,914APRIL
May
FRIDAY,
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
When 2.45pm – 3.45pm
Where 1 Whitnall Street, Grahamstown
What In affiliation with Alzheimer’s Eastern Cape, this
support group is for caregivers and family members or
people facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Who Graham Kingma, counselling psychologist, on
082 454 2808
RHODES INVESTEC BUSINESS SCHOOL
BUSINESS FORUM
When 6.30pm
Where Blue Lecture theatre, Eden Grove, Rhodes University.
What “Keeping the Lights Burning: A Sustainable Business Model for Eskom and South Africa” by Ayanda Noah,
Managing Director, Eskom Distribution.
Who Ros Parker at [email protected] or 046 603 8617
MISS RUGBY 2010
When 7pm
Where Recreation Hall
What Fundraiser presented by Mary Waters High School.
Tickets cost R10 and are available from the school’s
rugby players. Music by DJ [email protected] Proceeds go to rugby teams and pupil, Terri-Lynn Mackay’s
operation costs in Cape Town for scoliosis.
TEAM MUSIC TRIVIA QUIZ
When 7pm - 10 pm
Where Kingswood College Foundation Hall
What Presented by Commem Methodist Church Fundraising Committee. Professional presenter, Neil Pienaar,
hosts his acclaimed music trivia evening for teams of four
to six people. Each category comprises twenty questions,
covering easy to moderate aspects of music, history,
geography, science, nature, sport and literature. R50 per
participant. Each participant will receive a complementary light curry and rice meal. Tea, coffee, cooldrinks and
curry and rice will be on sale.
Who Neil Hartzenberg on 073 150 7897 or
[email protected]
CARL ORFF’S CARMINA BURANA
When 7.30pm
Where Guy Butler Auditorium
What Presented by Graeme College and the Rhodes
Orchestra in collaboration with the Grahamstown High
Schools’ Choirs (DSG, Mary Waters, P.J. Olivier, Kingswood College, St Andrew’s College, T.E.M. Mrwetyana,
V.G.H.S). Soloists are Sibu Mkhize and Liesl de Jager and
conductor is J. Muñoz. Tickets are R60 for adults and
R25 for pensioners and scholars. Tickets are available
from the participating schools or at the door.
Who Priscilla Glover on 046 622 7227
SATURDAY, 15 May
OLDENBURGIA HIKING CLUB
Where Evelyn Valley,
King William’s Town
What Moderately easy,
27 km in two days. R140
plus transport cost. Book
and pay at Makana
Tourism before 6 May.
Who Daniela on 046
622 3710 (after hours) or [email protected]
FARMERS MARKET
When 9am – 1pm
Where Old Gaol, Somerset Street
What Fresh produce, dairy products,
food stalls, pottery, garden and potted
plants, roses, homemade preserves,
crafts and many other stalls. Fabulous
handmade goodies and gift ideas.
Who Lungi on 082 510 4125.
SATURDAY, 15 May
QUIET AFTERNOON
When 1.30pm – 5pm
Where Meet at the Cathedral for lifts to the Monastery
(Hillandale)
What R10 including tea. Programme ends with the Office of
the Vespers.
Who Cathedral Parish Office on 046 622 2445 (mornings)
Sunday, 16 May
OLDENBURGIA HIKING CLUB
(See Saturday, 15 May for more details)
MONDAY, 17 May
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES
When 5.30pm
Where Library Hall, Hill Street
What “Large Dams: Bane and Blessing” by Professor Chris
De Wet. Entry is by donation in aid of the Friends of the
Grahamstown Public Libraries - Hill Street, Duna, Fingo Village and Community.
Who Sue Rionda on 046 603 8464
SCOTTISH COUNTRY
DANCING
When 8pm
Where St George’s Hall,
High Street
Who Val Hodgson on
046 622 2308.
Wednesday, 12 May
PRAYERS FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
When 1.15pm – 1.45pm
Where Cathedral
What To pray for Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South
Africa and the world.
Who Richard or Hazel on 046 622 4006
PRAYERS FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
When 1.15pm – 1.45pm
Where Cathedral
What To pray for Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South
Africa and the world.
Who Richard or Hazel on 046 622 4006
CIRCLE DANCING
When 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where The Scout Hall, African
Street (next to the bowling green)
What Dance to traditional music
from all over the world; both
traditional steps and modern
choreographies.
Who Anthea Ribbink at 046 603
8045 or 072 132 2376 or Jeanne Berger at 046 622 2588
Forthcoming Attractions
ALBANY HORTICULTURAL & LILIUM SOCIETY
When Saturday, 22 May 2.30pm
Where Botany Department Lecture Theatre, Rhodes
University
What Landscape Design
Triple Act: Gardens of
Grahamstown competition
judges, Malcolm Southey,
Warren Lange & Jo Clinton
share their creative landscape design ideas. Followed by a briefing session
for garden owners who wish to enter the competition this
year, focusing on how to prepare your garden for competition, as well as how to prepare for opening the winning
gardens to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Who Sharon Richner on 072 244 3863
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
LECTURE SERIES
When Monday, 24 May at 5.30pm
Where Hill Street Library Hall
What “Napoleon on the Island of St
Helena & the Waterloo Farm Connection” by Roy Lubke. Entry by donation
in aid of Friends of the Library.
THE LA LECHE LEAGUE
When Friday, 28 May at 3pm
Where “The Barn”
What For breastfeeding help, support and encouragement for all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and
babies – see www.llli.org.
Who For more information or directions, please call Victoria 083 553 7719.
ANNUAL KINGSWOOD JUNIOR
SCHOOL MOONLIT MARKET
When Friday, 28 May at 5pm until
late
Where Kingswood Junior School
grounds
What Hosted by the Kingswood
Junior Parents Association. There
will be various food stands, stalls
selling goodies and gifts, an auction, games for the kiddies, disco and a beer garden with live music and bon
fires. Kingswood and Marimba bands. Tickets at the gate:
R5 for adults, children are free.
Who Sonja Gunn at [email protected]
PORT ALFRED FLORAL
GROUP ANNUAL
EXTRAVAGANZA
When Saturday, 29 & Sunday,
30 May at 9am to 4pm
What “Flowers through the
Home” is where we decorate
one of the many lovely homes
in Port Alfred with superb floral
arrangements. This year we will
transform the Pig ‘n Whistle
in Bathurst with a wonderful
display of floral arrangements throughout the hotel for
“Floral Art Thru the Pig & Whistle”. R25 per person
ABANCEDISI ADULT CHOIR
When Saturday, 29 May at 7pm-9pm
Where Nombulelo Senior Secondary School Hall
What 30th anniversary opera concert. Tickets cost R15.
VIP tickets are R25 (single) and R40 (double).
Who Maquntulu Mpumelelo on 073 511 4325
PORT ALFRED FLORAL ART GROUP AGM
When Saturday, 14 August at 1.30pm for 2pm
Where Settlers Park Hall
Who Joy Venter on 046 624 4464, 083 257 7006 or
[email protected]
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14 M ay 2010
INSIDE
Friday
RU launches Ruth First
Bus terminus permit
scholarship
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Page 10
Hostage drama at
Noluthando Hall
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World Cup currents
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Locals unite against High Court move
Meggan Mccarthy
L
ocal
business
and
church leaders and
other high-profile representatives stood outside
the Grahamstown High Court
for a photo opportunity on
Wednesday to send out a clear
message: Grahamstown is
standing united against moving the seat of the High Court
to Bhisho.
Jon Campbell, one of the
Pick n Pay partners said,
“From a business point of
view, we are going to lose a
substantial amount of turnover if the court moves because we’re going to lose
customers.”
Bishop Ebenezer Ntlali
represented the church. He
said, “the message we want
to send out is that the High
Court is one of the major organs of the city of Grahamstown. It’s good to separate
the legislature and the High
Court. Bhisho has the legislature, let the High Court remain in Grahamstown.”
Rhodes University Deputy
Vice-Chancellor of Academic
and Student Affairs, Dr Sizwe
Mabizela, said, “As a university, we benefit immensely
from the presence of the High
Court. Our students have access to library material and
the High Court judges are
contributing to the leadership
of the university as they serve
on council. Our Law faculty
also benefits from the sharp
academic minds that are just
UNITED FRONT...
Various local
representatives stand
united against the
moving of the seat
of the High Court to
Bhisho. Back row from
left: businessman
Harry Rama, Bishop
Ebenezer Ntlali of the
Anglican Church, Jon
Campbell (business),
Margie Keeton (NGOs)
and Neels Heunis
(business). Second
row: Daphne Timm
of Pam Golding and
Dr Sizwe Mabizela of
Rhodes University.
Front row: Diana
Hornby from the
Grahamstown
Foundation and
Dr Margie Maistry
(Rhodes University).
Photo: Stephen Penney
down the road. It doesn’t make
sense to centralise everything
in Bhisho. The High Court has
been here for 141 years and it
is making an immense contribution to the Grahamstown
community as a whole. As a
university, the message is that
we don’t want to see the High
Court relocated.”
Principal
franchisee
of Pam Golding Properties, Daphne Timm, said it
was important to present a
united front: “It’s about time
we all stood together to get
this stopped. In terms of the
property market, those members of the legal profession
who are forced to relocate
will have to sell their homes.
Putting just 60 new homes on
the market will in effect flood
the Grahamstown property
market, resulting in lower
house prices. The sellers will
make a loss and be unable to
afford the relocation costs and
comparatively higher house
prices in Buffalo City.”
The Grahamstown High
Court Action Committee sent
a letter to President Jacob
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Development,
Bridgette
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Grahamstown as the seat of
the High Court. It was agreed
that Grahamstown is conducive to the proper administration of justice and moving
the Court would be nothing
short of catastrophic for the
large segment of the city’s
community. It is the poorest of
the poor that I am most concerned about.”
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NEWS
Patients verbally
harass
staff at clinic
PRUDENCE MINI
A GROUP of patients have been
upsetting the staff at at Middle Terrace Clinic on Albany Road with
their rude bahaviour.
Pharmacist assistant at the
clinic, Fuzile Mzalazala said that the
regular patients behave rudely because they want to be helped right
away. According to Mzalazala they
News in brief
EC police confiscate
firearms
Two suspects in possession of a
revolver and a semi-automatic
rifle have been arrested in Lusikisiki near Port St Johns on the
Wild Coast. The firearms were
confiscated by the SAPF in the
Eastern Cape. Further investigation is being conducted into
whether the suspects are linked
to other cases of a serious nature.
The suspects are due to appear in
the Lusikisiki Magistrate’s Court.
– SANDHIRA CHETTY
Accident kills five
Five people from Grahamstown
including two children were killed
in a car accident on their way to
Port Elizabeth from Grahamstown. The accident occured at
midday yesterday. Details were
still a bit sketchy at the time of going to print. Grocott’s Mail could
not obtain much information
from the police as they were at a
meeting the whole day. – ABONGILE
MGAQELWA
Police meeting
Grocott’s Mail did not receive
any information about this week’s
crime reports from the Grahamstown SAPS communications office because all police officers
were not available. Members of
the police force were attending a
strategic meeting at a local game
reserve on Wednesday. – AM
EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Ambulance:............................ 10177
Aids Helpline:............ 0800 012322
treat out-patients from Fort England Hospital as well as patients
who collect their chronic medication treatment.
“What amazes me is that it is
the patients receiving the chronic
medication treatment that are behaving badly towards us and not the
patients from Fort England. They
are extremely rude and swear at
us every time they are here,” says
Mzalazala.
Josephine Hilpert of the clinic
committee said that she is very
worried about the situation. “These
people [the staff] are here to help
the community, without them we
would not be here. They do not deserve this treatment.”
Middle Terrace Clinic sister-incharge Roslyn Major said that she
has tried to organise a meeting between Mzalazala and the patients in
order to resolve the situation, but
the patients claim that they didn’t
do anything wrong. She said that
the main problem is that the clinic
is short-staffed.
Grocott’s Mail was not able to
receive comment from the patients,
but two Middle Terrace Clinic patients who wish to remain anonymous, said that they have observed
these occurrences.
They believe the main problem
is the clinic’s long system where
they have to spend more than half
an hour waiting which causes some
patients to take out their frustrations on the staff members.
They said that the staff perform
their duties well, it is just the system
that needs to change. Clinic patient,
Jimmy Peters said that the only
problem he has observed is that
the clinic is short-staffed. Another
regular patient, Andrew-Lene said,
“it’s much better here than Port
Elizabeth clinics, as we don’t sit for
a long time, we sit maybe about for
about an hour.”
Mzalazala had initially intended
to lay a complaint of verbal abuse
against the group of patients but the
clinic committee has advised him to
make attempts to solve the matter
internally.
An official from the district department of health said that he
was aware of the situation and that
they are attempting to rectify the
situation.
NOT LETTING GO... Transit Camp
Housing Development Project
workers will not allow a project
manager, who is being held in an
adjacent room, to leave until he
has paid them their outstanding
wages. Photo: Stephen Penney
WHAT’S GOING ON... Right: Transit
Camp Housing Development
Project workers peering through
the window where the Cacadu
project manager was held hostage.
Photo: Stephen Penney
Workers hold project
manager hostage
MEGGAN MCCARTHY
T
he Transit Camp Housing Development Project workers
held a Cacadu project manager hostage at Noluthando Hall
yesterday, demanding to be paid
three months’ worth of outstanding
salaries.
Workers would not let project
manager Thando Sidloyi leave the
premises until he had paid them.
They were toyi-toying in a separate
room to Sidloyi.
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Medical Rescue: ........ 0800 033007
Grahamstown Child
and Family Welfare: .. 046 636 1355
Electricity: ................ 046 603 6036
a/h 046 603 6000
Eskom:...................... 086 014 0014
Fire Brigade: ............ 046 622 4444
Police: ...................... 046 603 9152
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Settlers Hospital: ...... 046 622 2215
Day Hospital: ............. 046 622 3033
Fort England Hospital:046 622 7003
Legal Aid Board: ....... 046 622 9350
Locksmith: ................ 082 556 9975
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Min 11°C, Max 15°C
Tides:
Low: 10.23am and
10.34pm
High: 4.10am and
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Tides:
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12.27pm
High: 6.21am and
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“I was just passing through
here, I was not informed that workers were toyi-toying. Now they’re
demanding answers from me,” said
Sidloyi. He said the reason workers
had not been paid was that they did
not submit their progress reports
and banking details on time.
He said that last Monday, an East
London employee, whose name he
did not know, came to get the workers’ banking account details but that
they did not submit them. He said
that another project manager was
making a plan to borrow money to
pay workers so that he could be let
out of the building.
Melikhaya Solani, a Transit
Camp worker, said, “We haven’t been
paid for three months. They say that
Bhisho has no money to pay us.”
Another project manager at
the site, who declined to be named,
said the contractors had submitted
claims for workers’ wages.
A police officer who was parked
across the road said there was no
need to intervene as it was just a
“peaceful meeting”.
At the time of going to press,
Sidloyi had not been released.
See related story on Page 5.
Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
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NEWS
Judge Albie Sachs launches
Ruth First scholarship
SANDHIRA CHETTY AND BABONGILE
ZULU
‘S
he looked the truth
in the eye, which is
the spirit imbued in
this prestigious scholarship.”
These are the words of Judge
Albie Sachs who spoke of his
friend Ruth at the launch of
the Ruth First scholarship on
Monday night.
This scholarship intends
to support students who are
studying on a full-time basis at
Rhodes University towards a
Masters or Doctorate in fields
with a strong social and human rights orientation such
as Media Studies, Sociology
and Democracy Studies. Candidates should also be able to
demonstrate financial need
and disadvantaged social origin.
First was born in 1925 into
a politically aware family. Her
father, Julius, was the founder
member of the South African
Communist Party.
First followed along her
father's path by becoming an
exceptional South African socialist, leading anti-apartheid
NOSTALGIC... Judge Albie Sachs spoke of the person that
Ruth was, and how candidates for the scholarship should
work in the spirit of Ruth First's life and work.
Photo: Harriet Knight.
activist, investigative journalist and scholar.
She was killed in 1982 by a
letter bomb while working in
Mozambique.
Ruth’s daughter, Gillian
Slovo, who was not at the
launch, wrote a letter about
her mother and the scholar-
ship. “We can think of no better way to keep the spirit of
Ruth alive than to encourage
a combination of intellectual excellence and political
commitment, these being
the principles by which Ruth
lived and for which she died.”
Slovo believes these
principles are important to
Rhodes which is the reason they have chosen the
university to provide the
scholarship.
“Ruth would have been
tickled pink that Rhodes is offering this scholarship. The
university is taking the lead by
providing such a scholarship
because it is honouring someone who was radical, critical and brave,” added Judge
Sachs.
He repeatedly expressed
how important it is to keep the
memory of Ruth and her remarkable intellect alive. “She
wouldn’t accept easy answers
and shoddy reasoning.” This
is another aspect of the scholarship, as the candidates need
the courage to pose difficult
social questions, they need to
be interested in linking knowledge and politics and scholarship and action.
“It is a good sign that
Rhodes is offering the
scholarship. It shows that
transformation is happening in many ways,” concluded Judge Sachs.
Who was Ruth First?
LYNN BERGGREN
RUTH First was born on 4
May 1925 in Johannesburg
to a family who thrived on
having politics served at
their dinner table.
Following in her parents'
footsteps, who were founding
members of the Communist
Party of South Africa (later
known as South African Communist Party), First dedicated
her life to fighting in the struggle
for South Africa's freedom.
First was known for her
thought-provoking journalism
and involvement in Southern
African politics.
She completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Studies at the University of Witwatersrand. During this time she
was involved in founding a nonracial party called the Federation of Progressive Students.
Her involvement in politics
continued after her studies
were completed.
She was involved in the ANC
and was one of the accused in
the Treason Trial of 1956.
First married Joe Slovo, a
political activist and communist
like herself.
From this marriage three
daughters were born: Robyn,
Gillian and Shawn.
First published a number
of books which reflected the
struggle against apartheid
such as One hundred and
Seventeen Days: An account
of confinement and interrogation under the South African ninety-day detention law.
This book is a personal account of the days she spent
in detention.
In 1978 First took up a
post as director of the research training programme
at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo,
Mozambique. On 17 August
1982 she was assassinated by a letter bomb sent by
Craig Williamson, a major in
the apartheid security police.
According to her close
friend, Albie Sachs, Ruth
First will always be remembered for her sharp tongue,
elegant sense of style and
intellect.
NO BIDS... Auctioneer Dave Mullins waits for bids at Phoenix
Roller Mills in Dundas Street. Photo: Sandhira Chetty
No Sale for prime commercial
property
BABONGILE ZULU AND SANDHIRA
CHETTY
PHOENIX Roller Mills in
Dundas Street, which was for
sale at a public auction yesterday, did not reach its reserve
price and was not sold.
The prime property was
put on the block in front of a
good turnout of prospective
buyers by Dave Mullins in association with Remax Frontier properties. Despite this
good turnout, few participated
in the bidding.
The reserve price for the
commercial land, which measures approximately 2 740m2
was R4.5-million, but the top
bid was only for R2.5 million.
In addition to the property,
the roller mills that gave the
business its name were also
auctioned. Bidding started
off at R40 000, but Wilfred
Mole from Sandstone Estates
in the eastern Free State
bought the historical machinery for R55 000. “People’s perceptions of the value of something is always different, so it
is quite hard to value this mill.
The beauty is in its assembled
form, so I think I got a very
fair price,” he said.
Mole’s purchase includes
all of the mill’s accessories.
He will not be able to remove
it from the property until it is
paid for.
Owner of Phoenix Roller
Mills, Brian Bonsor decided to
sell the buildings and equipment because he felt they
were no longer suitable for his
business.
Mullins contacted ER &
F Turner, the leading manufacturers of flaking and roller mills since 1837, who are
still operating in England
today to find out more about
the antique equipment. The
manufacturers
estimated
that this particular roller
mill was built in the early
1880s.
Mullins was happy with
the number of people in attendance. “It is not often
that a historical CBD property is for sale, so we are all
very privileged to be here
today.”
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Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
YOUR SAY
If you were the editor of Grocott’s Mail, what
would you put in the paper?
Grocott’s Mail turned 140 years old on Tuesday. Stacy Moreland, Aslam Seedat and Candice Cupido asked Grahamstown residents
what they’d like to see in the paper for the next 140 years.
Mchukumisi Dyomashe
Mechanic
Yoh! There are a lot of
criminals in Grahamstown.
I would put them on the
front page.
Thandi Sali
Unemployed
I’d like to see how
Grahamstown is growing.
Also about artistic things,
work and jobs.
Lungelo Baliso
Casual worker
Grahamstown celebrities
like Siyanda and R&B
singers.
Robert Anderson
Student
Pictures from around the
university of the architecture. I don’t know! I’m just
sucking stuff out of my
thumb.
Andiswa Maki
Nanny
Something serious!
Marriage and then the
divorce of the same
people. It’s common in
Grahamstown.
Siyabulela Stamper
Cobbler
Daphne Olivier
Administration Clerk
I’d like to see more about
the World Cup.
I’d want to see photos of
Grocott’s Mail when it first
started until now, because
you start small and then
you grow.
Johnson Tomyela
Unemployed
Nicky Turner
Advocate
Edward Bartman
Cleaner
I’d like to see more about
unemployment and also
stuff about other countries.
I think I would like to
see things that concern
Grahamstonians, like the
provision of municipal
services – water, power
supply – and the intended
move of the High Court.
I’d like to see what’s
going on about the World
Cup. I’m excited about
that. I think Bafana will
go to the second round.
Johan Beer
Farmer
Courtenéy-Jadé Gillespie
Student
Daniel Lury
Student
That’s a difficult one. I’d
like to see more good news
and not so much bad news.
And also what happened
to those hooligans who
trashed the town.
I would like to see a whole
bunch of orphans going
“yay!” because they get
neglected.
Earthquake in
Grahamstown!
Tim Huisamen
Lecturer
Tumi Sebopela
Writer
Harleen Sehmi
Student
Ronaldo Burger
Manager
Nandipa Magadla
Factory Worker
Grocott’s pretty much
covers our community. My
main interest would be
municipal matters, water,
electricity, the streets and
safety in general.
As a writer, I would like
to see a booklist column
asking people what they’re
reading. Sometimes I feel
like I’m reading the Daily
Sun, so more relevant
news.
More entertainment and
arts stuff. Because I’m not
from Grahamstown, the
news is not interesting and
relevant to me.
Grocott’s is doing well
with the sports coverage.
I am always interested in
the crime and news about
the community. There is
always room for improvement.
I’d like to have my baby,
Othandwayo’s birthday
in the paper. Also, more
advertisements about
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News
Muni Systems Bill gets
nod from Cabinet
Abongile MgAqelwA
T
he Municipal Systems Amendment Bill
has been given the nod by the national
cabinet for tabling in Parliament. The
aim of the bill is to prevent political office bearers from being appointed to senior local government posts.
The Bill provides for “the establishment
of uniform and consistent systems and procedures for municipalities”, according to a press
statement from government communications.
“The absence of common standards has
created an untenable situation that made it
possible for municipalities to adopt desperate
human resources practices, remuneration and
conditions of service.”
United Democratic Movement member,
Max Mhlathi said the party is fully behind the
enactment of the bill.
“We fully support it because it prevents political office bearers from holding senior positions. People should be appointed on merit, not
because of their political affiliations. This will
prevent senior managers from appointing their
comrades to high positions even though they
are not capable of delivering.”
Democratic Alliance MPL Bobby Stevenson
said one of the reasons for the introduction of
the bill is to deal with infighting within the ANC.
“Legislation has to be introduced to deal
with essentially what is ANC infighting within
municipalities. A major conflict of interest has
developed where the mayor may be in charge
of the municipality but within the party structures he is subject to the authority of people
who serve under him in the municipality.”
He added: “The root of all this evil is part of
the failure of the cadre redeployment system of
the ANC. You get a third situation developing
where the municipal manager is the regional
chair of the ANC, so within the municipality the
mayor is his boss but outside the municipality
(the municipal manager) is the mayor’s boss.”
When contacted for comment, government
spokesperson Themba Maseko asked Grocott's Mail to call him after 20 minutes. When
this was done, Maseko's phone was off.
The bill will be tabled in parliament to be
considered for enactment.
NO PAY, NO WORK... Workers at the RDP housing development in Transit Camp stopped
work on Wednesday as they have not been paid for two months. Photo: Nikki Brand
Transit Camp construction
workers down tools
TheMbeni PlAATjie
DOING IT FOR THE COMMUNITY… Mlungisi Mvoko, Executive Mayor of Cacadu gives the
background to the Adult Assist Project. Photo: Camilla Marsh
Assisting the community
bAbongile Zulu
“We learn until we go six
feet underground.” These are
the words from Nonkqubela
Pieters, programme director
at the project launch of Connect with Cacadu last week
Thursday at the Fingo Public
Library.
Connect with Cacadu is
a district-wide programme
aimed at libraries to teach
computer skills and equip users with information on various topics such as life skills
and career guidance. The
project launch is the second
phase of this project called
‘Adult Assist’ which, according
to the Development Planner,
Claire Bezuidenhout, is aimed
primarily at assisting adult
users, whether they be school
leavers or older adults. This
second phase consists of four
components: career choice
awareness, tertiary bridging
assistance, adult life skills and
lifestyle options and personal
finance management.
Makana Mayor Vumile
Lwana and Cacadu District
Mayor Mlungisi Mvoko encouraged the growth of the
project. “Learners come here
to find relevant information,”
said Lwana. “It is so important to bring services closer
to the community. To date
there are 6 000 users and it’s
going to grow more than it has
been,” added Lwana.
An explanation of how the
system works and what the
benefits are were displayed
as a slide show. In addition
to free internet access, users
can enjoy a free email account
and access to relevant and
credible information.
The main focus is now
to introduce more and more
people onto the system. “How
do we double the 6 000?” was
a question posed by Lwana.
Up until now, the project has
been advertised by word of
mouth, although a marketing
campaign will be started up
shortly.
Hearing Aid
Acousticians
Rob and Brandon Schlimper
Hearing Tests
Hearing Aids
Hearing Aid Repairs and Services
In attendance at
Butlers Pharmacy
Grahamstown (110 High Street)
on 20 May and
Settlers Retirement Home
Port Alfred on 19 May.
Phone 043 743 2308 or
082 314 7718 for an appointment
And
STAcy MorelAnd
WorkerS of local rDP development have
downed their tools because they have not received salaries since the start of the project.
A worker from east London, Mlungiseleli Chirwa, says the situation is terrible. “We
are hungry and we have families to look after. I was chased out of a home that I rented
because I could no longer afford to pay the
rent. I have found another place to stay, but
I’m afraid I could be chased out if this issue
is not resolved,” says Chirwa.
The Transit Camp Housing Development
Project, backed by the Provincial Department of Human Settlements, was intended
to build 440 low-cost housing units. The construction of 294 units began on 15 March, but
none of the 17 contractors have been paid
since then.
of the 17 contractors, nine are from the
Amatola region, and their employees had to
find accommodation in Grahamstown. one
non-local worker, who prefered not to be
named, says, “We started the project with
nothing, we were given no money for site
establishment. We arrived on 27 February,
when the project was approved, and we owe
landlords money since then.”
Nozuko Nkelekethe, administrative assistant for Mlandu's Community Development Consultancy, says the agreement was
that the workers were to be paid after the
completion of the foundation slabs, but they
are still waiting for their salaries.
“other employees, who are coming from
outside Grahamstown, had to leave their
jobs because they could not afford to pay
rent where they resided. We use our own
moneys to feed ourselves and sometimes we
don’t have lunch because there's no money,”
explained Nkelekethe.
Mncedisi Wakashe, says the workers
had informed the local Department of Housing that if they were not paid by Wednesday
they would stop working. By Wednesday, according to Wakashe, only one contractor had
been contacted for banking details by the
department.
Wakashe says the majority of the men
stopped working once the Wednesday deadline had been reached, while some were still
waiting to hear from their employers.
“If they pay us we are prepared to work,”
says another Amatola worker, “we have been
hungry since 15 March, we are desperate”.
Provincial Department of Human
Settlements spokesperson Lwandile Sicwetsha says the department is not at fault.
“There is a misunderstanding between contractors and their labourers, it is our job to
facilitate payment and we are involved in
negotiations,” he says.
Sicwetsha adds, “We don't deal with
labourers, instead we deal with the contractors, and we have paid the contractors last
week because we don't want the development project to delay.”
However, contractors and workers
Grocott's Mail spoke to on site deny that
they have been paid. Manager of NSX Developers, Solly Zwelndaba, says Sicwetsha is
lying. “No one has been paid,” he says.
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Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
Editorial
Write to: The Editor,
Fax to: 046 622 7282
Liberty and Progress
Established 1870
United we
stand
P
erhaps we ought to thank Justice
Minister Jeff Radebe for promoting
unity in Grahamstown. After all, it is
probably the first time that practically all
the business leaders, politicians, church
leaders and academics of Makana Municipality have agreed on anything. That would
of course be facetious, but it is nevertheless
remarkable how a diverse group of people,
such as on the cover of this newspaper, can
come together and instantly agree on a
vitally important issue.
The issue we are talking about is, of
course, Radebe’s bizarre plan to move the
seat of the High Court from Grahamstown
to Bhisho.
Not surprisingly, the legal fraternity has
taken the lead in the Grahamstown High
Court Action Committee by driving a campaign to send protest letters to the Justice
Minister (See Page Seven). Many community leaders have responded to the committee’s calls and sent well thought out letters
expressing their concerns to the minister.
Nine of these same leaders responded
positively when we asked them to come out
on to the steps of the High Court for a photo
shoot. Many other leaders representing the
municipality, the arts and business sectors
indicated their willingness to stand up and
be photographed, but due to scheduling and
logistical problems they were not able to
participate in this symbolic gesture showing
unity in the face of an unpopular decision.
Striving for impartiality and balance,
this newspaper does not usually take a
stand on issues such as this. For example,
we did not take a stand on the Grahamstown name-change dispute, nor have we
thrown in our lot with either side of the
wind farm debate; but we do wish to make it
clear that Grocott’s Mail fully supports the
campaign to keep the seat of the High Court
in Grahamstown.
We are against the move because it is
a waste of money in a poor province. We
believe that instead of throwing money
away – fixing something that doesn’t need
fixing – government should rather spend its
vast resources on revamping the wretched
education system that it currently
administers.
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A poem about faces
Propart
We walk past them everyday,
Those ageless estate agent faces,
With their pseudo Lisa look.
On boards, on poles and stuck in our verges
Polluting our town with their branded images
Why do they never age?
Surely putting up direction boards and inspecting properties
Both indoors and out (Never mind the money
they count)
Should make them a little more weathered.
But no, they look at us hanging from their iron
spikes
With not a wrinkle to their brow.
If it's not airbrushing then I wonder how
They keep that eternal look year after year.
After all, even Thabo turned green
As his posters aged after his last election.
And that was only one season.
Dog walker
FNB plays ball
There were a frantic bunch of soccer fans
waiting to buy 2010 World Cup tickets inside
FNB bank recently.
Two great cheers to Cole Strauss and
Thando Ralawe, the dedicated FNB tellers
who did their utmost to assist the soccer- hungry fans. This without a tea or or pee break,
never mind lunch. Fans in the banking queue
were developing a habit of straying offside.
There were die hard fans, and those fans only
there for the beer. A very fair referee, Mrs
Vinola Welcome showed them yellow cards.
As we were heading into extra time top
marks must go to the Branch Manager, Mr
Mark Harnwell, who showed a keen interest,
as he sponged us down and assisted by Vinola,
put those weary legs on the bench, not to mention an energy boosting refreshment. First
prize to FNB for keeping us focussed with a
soccer quiz and World Cup prizes. Full credit
goes to the Fair Play soccer team at FNB,
Grahamstown branch.
Now to apply for our overdraft before we
get ourselves into a penalty shootout!
Interested Spectator
Standing up for
private reserves
It is with great interest that I read the letter
“Not in my backyard” (Friday 7 May) and I
feel the need to stand up for private game
reserves in the region. I am working on a
development project for the International
Labour Organisation (ILO), a specialist agency of the United Nations. The ILO has chosen
the Amakhala game reserves, whose animals
you can see along the N2, to pilot an international development program called ScoreSustaining Competitive and Responsible
Enterprises. This is based on the development
premise that medium-sized enterprises have
the greatest capacity to employ and develop
workers and hence benefit from multilateral
donor support.
In South Africa the project is focused on
promoting sustainable wildlife tourism in
the aim of developing a long term common
vision of sustainable development shared by
the lodge owners, the local community, and
provincial and local government.
Unfortunately Friday’s letter polarised
the debate by declaring “This vision for the
future may be exchanged for foreign tourist
currency.” I would remark that sustainable
wildlife tourism ensures that the foreign tourist currency is ploughed back into the local
community. This occurs through paying wages
to managerial and housekeeping staff and by
buying the necessary operations and maintenance supplies at the Grahamstown whole-
salers and retails. The Amakhala lodges also
use a small percentage of profits for social
development initiatives.
One of the initative of the Score project
is to hold trainings, organised through the
Makana Business Centre, for micro and small
enterprises in the community in the aim of improving their operations so they can become
niche suppliers to the lodges of the game
reserves in the province. The lodges will be
encouraged to source items from local craft
manufacture (eg. herbal soap) in the Cacadu
districts.
Finally, to return to those wind farms, I
think that the Citizens of Grahamstown must
insist that if wind turbines are to be put up
they must be painted as giraffes!
Renato Johnsson Núñez
A lovely concert
The Chairman, Rodney Scheepers and the
tenants of Settlers Close and OakHaven thank
Catherine Foxcroft and Tinus Botha of the
Rhodes Music School for the wonderful concert held on 7 May. Their students, ten in all,
presented a varied programme of Romantic
classical music. The combination of youthfulness and excellent piano playing drove away
the winter blues. The St Andrew's Drill Hall
rose to the occasion and looked festive too.
Thank you for giving us the venue free of
charge.Thank you to all the Grahamstownians
who attended. One proud mother commented
that such excellence is only achieved by hours
of practice. Thank you students for your
dedication.
I hope winter wear will be designed for
future performances. We don't want such talent frozen and health jeopardised by waiting
in draughty wings.
Also thank you to Ingrid Gordon and to
Grocott's Mail for their most welcome support.
Ann Waugh
Honorary Secretary
Another bag of wind?
It seems that the proposed wind farm at
Waainek is a little more controversial than
we were led to believe. Following last week’s
public meeting, it seems there is a lot that was
not covered by Innowind, the project owners.
First of all, when questioned, Innowind
Project manager, Kevin Minkhoff admitted to
all present that this was going to be expensive: the wind power will be sold to Eskom
at R1.25 per KW hour. Makana Municipality
is currently paying Eskom around 44c per
KW hour for electricity. Even with the Eskom
increases over the next three years, it will still
be more expensive.
The wind farm project is estimated to cost
about R570-million to complete. The pay-off
period (as supplied by Innowind) is about 7.5
years. Basic math tells me that they will be
earning in excess of R75-million per year or
put another way, over R6-million a month.
Who do you think will cover these payments?
Us, the consumers of course.
Also, the longer term wind tests that they
are using have been done at the Grahamstown
airfield and not at Waainek itself. The Waainek
wind results only go back “a few months”.
This is very worrying as they want to get a
huge project going without even having a full
year's worth of wind studies to work with.
Job creation following the construction
phase will be virtually nil as the towers are
checked by certain specialist individuals periodically during the year.
I would like to know why the municipality was not approached with the idea as they
have very accessible sites at Mountain Drive
(where there are already large masts) as
well as to the north east of Rhini between the
Fort Beaufort and Buffalo city roads. Both of
these areas lie very close to sub-stations as
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well. I suspect that the Grahamstown public
would be a lot more difficult to convince if
they placed these towers on Mountain Drive.
Does the public know how big they are and
how much of a visual impact they create in
the landscape? They are on average over 50
stories tall. That is more than ten times taller
than anything we have in Grahamstown at the
moment.
As to the 26% of the project funds going to
a trust for education, our record in South Africa is not great. There is also no other similar
project or trust to compare this to so I suspect
that a large portion of the trust funds would
end up in the Eastern Cape's Mercedes and
BMW dealerships. It is also coincidental that
the minimum requirements for BEE compliance is 26% and that out of all the projects that
Innowind has done elsewhere in the world,
this is the first one where they are setting up a
trust. Could it be a sweetener to the
authorities?
We need a national or at least a provincial
study done to make sure we do do the correct
projects in the correct places with minimum
impact to the people as well as the environment. At the moment it seems to be a race to
get the project running and it looks like it is all
about the money.
Russel Field,
Coldsprings Farm
Fifa limerick
There once was an old woman from Makana
who wanted to shout for Bafana
Said the silly old Swiss
Just give it a miss,
’cause you'll have to pay if you wanna
Paulo Jorge
I should have said
something
I’m using the pages of this newspaper to apologise to the woman in the white Mercedes. I'd
had a rough day. I was in hurry and most of all
I wanted to avoid a confrontation.
I should have stopped. I should have said
something. I should have praised the infant
cuddled on your lap. I should have asked you
gently to put out your cigarette.
I should have asked you whether you knew
you could be killing the child you clearly love
so deeply. I should have said please do not
smoke anywhere near your child. But I know
– all too well – the link between irrational
defensiveness and tobacco addiction and I
wanted to avoid a confrontation. I should have
said something. I'm sorry.
Pete du Toit (a Dad)
The cutest little tabby
On Tuesday 4 May I was handed the cutest little tabby/dark tortoiseshell kitten by a
schoolboy who found it wondering in Somerset Street. The kitten was at risk from being
knocked over by motor vehicles.
I placed notices at the supermarket and
other places, phoned the SPCA and a vet,
but was forced to hand the kitten over to the
SPCA on Monday after it was unclaimed by
the owner, who has obviously given the kitten
a good home and a lot of love and attention.
She is housetrained, obedient and very
playful and would make a delightful pet or
companion for a young child, single person or
family.
I hereby appeal to the owner to claim the
kitten from the SPCA or for some member of
the public to come forth who will be able to
offer it a loving home.
I look forward to a reader or the owner responding positively and replying to this letter
via Grocott’s Mail.
F Elliott
Pseudonyms may be used, but all letters must be supported by a name, signature and street address. Preference will be given to letters which are
not longer than 400 words and are clearly legible. The editor reserves the right to edit or reject letters/photographs.
Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
Letters to the Minister
Open letter to the
Minister of Justice
This letter is written as a concerned citizen of Grahamstown
regarding the public statement made by the newly appointed
Judge President of the Eastern Cape Division of the High
Court that the seat of the High Court will be relocated to
Bhisho.
We have been running a supermarket at Pepper Grove
Mall for the last 12 years, initially as a Spar franchise and
thereafter as Pick n Pay. We have invested millions of rands in
the economy of Grahamstown, are active in the Grahamstown
Chamber of Commerce and our track record reveals a deep
sense of community. We employ 240 people of whom at least
90% are black as defined in the Broad Based Black Economic
Empowerment Act and its codes.
We were alive to vigorous debate a number of years ago
when the relocation was first mooted. All concerns were
dispelled when it was publicised that the seat of the High Court
would remain in Grahamstown. Partly on the strength of these
announcements, we have continued to expand our enterprise.
It was therefore of great concern to learn of the apparent
decision already taken to relocate the seat of the High Court.
To the best of our knowledge, there has been no proper consultation with stakeholders as required by the Constitution and
other legislation. We are advised that in the circumstances the
decision may be subject to legal challenge but that is a matter for lawyers, whom we believe have been consulted by the
broader Grahamstown community.
This letter addresses the apparent disregard that the decision makers appear to have had for the social and economic
fabric of the city. The decision does not, with respect, have any
economic logic or rationality. To put it bluntly it will be ruinous
for the city. On the other hand, (and we take no issue therewith), Buffalo City, including Bhisho, has since 1994 benefitted
significantly by the establishment of both the executive and
legislative arms of provincial government within its geographical boundaries.
Grahamstown does not have an industrially driven economy and relies heavily on its economic survival on two drivers,
firstly, as an educational centre and the university in particular,
and secondly, as the seat of the judiciary for the province.
As a microcosm of the city as a whole we estimate that
turnover in our business will reduce by 25% resulting in a staff
reductions of ±50 people, most of whom are black. We simply
will not be able to carry such a large wage bill with the same
fixed costs in terms of rental, electricity, etc.
There is no reason why other businesses will not suffer the
same fate. There is every prospect that the very viability of the
legal profession is at risk. Attorneys correspondent work will
all but dry up. Counsel will relocate as will attorneys. With this
will go to the already marginal B&Bs (accommodating out of
town practioners), restaurants and the like. The legal profession is part of the economic backbone of the city. It contributes
significantly to all aspects of the city’s economic and social life
and wellbeing. In the result the decision will be crippling to a
city, which already has high rates of employment.
It is unnecessary for us to highlight, as we are sure you
are aware, the impact that unemployment and poverty has on
a community with its attendant increase in crime, substance
abuse and the breakdown of family life. Measured against this
is the high cost to taxpayers of establishing the infrastructure
for the High Court in Bhisho. Figures being discussed are
that such spend will be anything between R500- million and
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Letters
Write to: The Minister,
Fax to: 012 315 1749
R1-billion. Added to this is the now seemingly wasted cost of
refurbishing the High Court in the city as, for much of the time,
it will, stand unused and almost always under utilised.
In view of the above you are urged to urgently reconsider
the decision to relocate but at the very least, and in the interim, you are requested to provide reasons for the decision so
that we can try to understand what stands behind the decision
and what government perceives will be the benefit in bringing
a small but thriving community to its knees.
Mark Shelton
High Court removal –
a strong objection!
A proposed law about High Courts about to come before Parliament makes reference to the seat of the Eastern Cape High
Court in Bisho. Excuse me, but the seat of the High Court
in the Eastern Cape is in Grahamstown. Is Grahamstown
about to have its High Court, for which it has been famous for
over 140 years, severely downgraded by a reference in a new
law? There surely must be some mistake. Our Constitution
demands consultation before any new laws are passed. Has
Grahamstown been consulted?
Try to imagine how Grahamstown and all its citizens will
suffer if all those legal people and court employees leave town,
make their homes and spend their money in Bisho. Unemployment will reach worse than crisis proportions.
Has any one asked the judges, advocates and court employees if they would like to swop Grahamstown for Bisho? You can
guess the answer to that. We must object. All of us must object.
We need a mass action of letter writing. Deluge the Minister
with letters of objection. When his desk is covered in letters
of objection he will have to rethink this particular and peculiar
reference in the proposed law.
Write in Xhosa, Afrikaans or English (the Minister will
have somebody to translate for him), but make sure you write
to: The Hon. JP Radebe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional
Development, Private Bag X276, Pretoria, 0001.
You have the right to write to the Minister. Make use of it.
You do not have to give reasons for objecting. Just object.
The fax no is 012 315 1749 but I am informed that letters by
post seem to be more effective than faxing. Many wrong things
have happened in the world because good people remained
silent.
It will cost you about two rand for a postage stamp and a
letter. Your R2 investment with thousands of others could save
Grahamstown from disaster and keep the seat of that most
excellent judicial institution, the Eastern Cape High Court,
where it belongs.
Clive Whitford
Chairman,
Grahamstown Residents’ Association.
Business writes to the minister
The following are extracts from letters written to the Minister
of Justice, Jeff Radebe from Grahamstown business people.
- Ed
Due to the fact that Grahamstown is a legal and educational
town we rely heavily on the High Court to employ people from
all areas of Grahamstown. We have no factories or industries
to fall back on and many clerks, domestics, security personnel,
HOUSE FOR SALE
ALEXANDRIA
R795 000
The Commemoration Committee
of the Grahamstown Foundation invites
those interested to join Alan Weyer,
to hear ‘a story that must be heard’.
Date: Sunday 23 May 2010
Time: 10am
Venue: Meet at entrance to
the 1820 Settlers National Monument
Bring a folding chair
Cost: R70 per person
Followed by tea at No 7 Worcester Street
To confirm your attendance please contact
Andy Long on 082 574 1761
Private Bag X276, Pretoria, 0001
Plot size 1560m²/House 295m² including 3 large
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate lounge,
diningroom and kitchen, large undercover stoep,
2 garages, 43m² flat with bathroom.
Tel: 083 449 1926
receptionists, telephonists, secretaries, administrative clerks
would be left unemployed.
J Sholto-Douglas, Pennypinchers
Grahamstown has been the seat of the High Court for nearly
a century and a half. The money saved from not moving this
court could surely be spent somewhere else? We, in Grahamstown have the facilities to support the High Court. Over 400
people are directly employed and these people in turn support
over 300 individuals. At least 500 families would be affected if
the court had to move.
Andrew Butters, Hi-Tec Security
I respectfully request that you review your decision and allow
the Grahamstown High Court to continue carrying out its vital
judicial function. The generously proportioned High Court
building will stand largely unused after a costly R6-million
refurbishment just six short years ago. Hundreds of millions
of rands will have to be spent on building adequate new High
Court premises in Bhisho.
Daphné Timm, Pam Golding Properties
SMS
082 049 2146
The 100% safe abortion posters spread
around town is a great concern.
Abortions of that nature is not
safe & could cause some serious
bodily harm to G'town women. I think
Grocott's should investigate this and
write a story on it.
Text us your opinions and we might publish
them. Send an SMS to 082 049 2146
(normal rates apply)
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Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
ENTERTAINMENT
Off the wall and on the street
STAFF REPORTER
Peppergrove Mall, Grahamstown
Tel: (046) 622 3440, Fax: (046) 622 8368
MAY 14 TO MAY 20
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enthusiastic sex with older women. "Kutcher is a credible and potent
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DATE NIGHT (13LVS)
In New York city, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married
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Fri. @ 3pm,8pm, Sat. @ 12:30pm,3pm,8pm, Sun. @ 12:30pm,3pm,
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In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks
up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.
Starring John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Myers.
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EACH year, the Port Alfred Floral Art Group stages the very popular and spectacular Flowers through the Home event, where they
decorate one of the many lovely homes in Port Alfred with spectacular floral arrangements.
On Saturday and Sunday 29 and 30 May this year, the group will transform The Pig ’n Whistle Hotel in Bathurst, illustrating just
what can be achieved with a wonderful display of floral arrangements throughout the hotel.
Over the years these events have proved immensely popular with the public and Bathurst has much to offer the visitor.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for people to make a full day’s visit to this interesting Settler village to explore all the other
delights on offer. The cost to the public will be R25 per person.
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THE Hospice 300 Club winners for May were Ingrid Gordon (first prize) and Miss J Maher (second prize).
Hospice is dependent on your support in the year ahead to enable it to continue providing home-based care for the terminally ill, and support and comfort to bereaved family members. The 300 Club is one of the ways in which we raise the funds necessary to carry out these
objectives. The first prize every month is R1 000 and second prize is R200, or a lesser amount depending on membership numbers.
Subscriptions are R200 per year, and are payable in either two half yearly payments of R100 (every six months) or an annual payment of R200.
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“A
rts for all” will be the rallying cry at this year’s bumper National Arts Festival, where street theatre productions will take over the streets of Grahamstown.
“Street theatre is a vital art form at the National Arts Festival. This year’s programme is a colourful celebration which
challenges the pre-defined structures of walls and stages,” said
Festival director Ismail Mahomed. “It offers a place to re-invent
the relationships between art and audience, and it will most certainly be the place where the audience gets to perform, dance,
sing along and celebrate with the artists.”
Kicking off this year’s street theatre programme is Amathole, produced by the UK based Dodgy Clutch Company, together with artists from the Eastern Cape.
This magical production will be staged as a procession with
vibrant costumes and brilliant puppetry to create more than
just a carnival. It is a theatrical event on the move where the
boundaries of performers and spectators become blurred.
Festival’s home-grown Phezulu Stiltwalkers and the Arkworks Eco-Puppets will add to the excitement in public spaces.
It is not just the streets of Grahamstown that will be filled
with the energy of the arts.
The walls and exhibition spaces throughout the city will also
be adorned with works of top national and international exhibiting artists.
Heading the visual arts exhibition is Standard Bank Young
Artist Michael MacGarry whose exhibition Endgame represents contemporary South African art in international galleries.
Grahamstown-based artist Rat Western's exhibition Dead
Media will be in the Albany Natural Sciences Museum. Her
work interrogates trends in the way museums curate their
work, and her exhibition is also intended to attract audiences
into the science part of the museum.
The Keiskamma Arts Project, which has earned strong reputation for its work with rural women, will produce the African
Guernica, a symbolic take on Picasso’s Guernica. The project’s
work focusses on the how the Aids pandemic continues to ravage through the Eastern Cape.
Biko: The Quest for a True Humanity is presented at the
Festival in co-operation with the Apartheid Museum and the
Steve Biko Foundation. In Films Must be Physical, the camera
lens is sharpened on the work of filmmaker Werner Hertzog.
The Festival’s film programme will include two of his features.
Sigwesile is the brand name of the Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts & Culture’s 2010 visual arts exhibition. Rural crafters and artists from the Eastern Cape will
exhibit and demonstrate their skills during the Festival.
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12.30pm Dr. Phil, 1.30pm
Days Of Our Lives, 2.15pm
Judge Mathis, 4pm Hectic
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Tyra Banks, 12pm Knight
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Hannah Montana, 3pm All
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7.30pm Finding Neverland,
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WWE, 12.30pm Backstage,
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When Good Ghouls go Bad,
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Sharkskin 6.
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World Twenty20 Highlights,
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World of Sport in Mzansi,
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News, 8pm The Fast and
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Eastern Mosaic, 1.30pm
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Omnibus, 1pm Monte Carlo
Circus, 2.30pm The Greatest
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7.30am Chuggington, 8am
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The Good Wife 5pm American
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Transporter 3, 9.50pm True
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11.50pm Next.
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Gold, 12pm Yilungelo Lakho,
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3.30pm Captain Planet,
4.30pm Johnny Bravo,
6pm Bold, 7pm City Ses'la,
7.30pm News, 8pm Generations, 10pm Alias.
6am Morning Live, 8.30am
Infomercials, 9.10am
Thabang Thabong, 10am
Jakkals Jol, 12.30pm Dr.
Phil, 1.30pm Days, 2.15pm
Judge Mathis, 4pm Hectic
Nine-9, 4.30pm Hip2b2,
5.30pm News.
5am World Today, 7.30am
AM Shopping, 10am 7de
Laan, 10.30am Generations,
11am Isidingo, 11.25am
Tyra Banks, 1.30pm News
Update, 2pm Rat Race,
3.50pm 3 Talk, 6.30pm
Isidingo, 7pm News, 7.30pm
What I Like About You.
6am Sunrise, 10am
3rd Degree, 10.30am
Sunset Beach, 12.30pm
Backstage, 1pm News
Day, 1.30pm WWE: NXT,
2.30pm Crawford's Corner,
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Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
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NEWS
Unravelling travelling by bike
As with the majority of towns and cities in South Africa, the township is located a fair distance out of town so most people take a taxi to
and from the CBD. Taxis, as the most reliable form of public transportation, appear to have no alternative. But bicycles are three times
as energy efficient as walking and three to four times as fast, not to mention being very cost effective.
Staff reporter Andile Nayika puts the pedal to the metal and asks some residents which they prefer
V
usumzi Ramba, who works at Steers in
High Street says he gets on his bike to go
to work if he can spare the time.
“I used the taxis to get to work most the
time but if ever I have time, it is never hard to
walk. You can wait for a long time for a taxi to
show up, especially on a Sunday when I have
to go to work. Old passengers will surely find it
hard to ride the bikes because of their age and
body shapes. But I like bikes because they are
in your control and they keep you fit.”
Patrick Mrhwatyi, a construction worker
from Vukani, agrees: “The problem with taxis
is that they do not reach many areas in Grahamstown, like where I stay. So it is always a
good idea to have a bike as it gives you the flexibility you need.
I have been riding bikes for the last three
years to get to work and it has helped me a
lot in saving money, keeping me healthy. I am
so used to riding a bike that even if I had to
buy a car I would never lose a bike, I love my
bicycle.”
On average, most commuters spend over
R240 on taxi fare per month. Extension 9 resident and domestic worker Nomthandazo Qwili:
“I have to say though that the amount of money
we pay is more than what we are meant to be
paying. I get surprised when I calculate all the
money I pay a month, it is too much. But there
are no trains and buses like in other towns, so
we are forced to ride taxis. I have been riding
taxis most of my working life and at this age I
can’t see myself riding a bicycle. I grew up in
the rural areas so we never had bikes there
and I can’t learn it at this age. I think people do
not ride bikes because they are more interested in cars, people are too lazy to be pedalling.”
Extension 7 resident and student Mali-
Media Studies, Rod Amner says the uphills in
Grahamstown do make a difference, especially
Raglan Road and Milner Street. “It’s a struggle to pedal uphill but it helps to get fit and get
around cheaply,” he says. He says to maintain
a bike costs money but there are definitely cultural factors involved as to why some people
prefer cycling and others not. “People’s attitudes towards exercising and sport play also
an important role in people refaining from riding bikes,” he said.
Keeping safe on your bike
MY LIFE PARTNER... Bike-lover Patrick Mrhwatyi on his way to work with his bike.
Photo: Andile Nayika
bongwe Mthi says: “We are so used to riding
taxis and vehicles than bikes because they
take effort and time. The world has evolved
into a much faster and effort-saving place
through the invention of advanced means of
transportation.
If we were already used to riding bikes we
would have been a better and healthier nation. Look at some parts of Asia where there
are many bikes and lesser cars roaming the
streets. The bikes are also good for one’s
health so if anyone has a bike they must keep
and use it.”
In Grahamstown especailly, the terrain affects the number of cyclists on the roads. Grahamstown, being nestled in a valley, has many
hills – and upward and downward slopes. A lecturer at the Rhodes School of Journalism and
Though many ride bikes for fun, there are regulations on the road as they too form part of
traffic. Local Traffic Department Senior Superintendent Pierre Kapp says: “There are strict traffic laws guiding every bicycle rider on the road
and there are charges for not complying with
them. I urge parents to always keep a closer
eye on where and how their children ride their
bicycles, they should not be left to ride in the
streets.”
• A rider must wear safety gear (knee and
elbow protectors and helmets) or they will be
liable to a fine of up to R300. Should it be a minor, the parent will be held liable for the charge.
• If riding at night, one is advised to wear reflective clothing that will be clearly visible to other
road users or a charge will be issued.
• A bike should be in a roadworthy condition:
all the necessary parts, especially the brakes,
should be working.
Should you need any further information on
bicycle safety, visit the local Traffic Department
or call Senior Superintendent Kapp on 046 603
6067 for free assistance.
Avo snacks – the perfect treat
for armchair refs
STAFF REPORTER
The nursery at Salem Crossroads. Photo: Sharon Richner
Plants prevail at the crossroads
JEAN KELLY
A LARGE group of members
of the Albany Horticultural
& Lilium Society and friends
spent a fascinating afternoon
at the Salem Crossroads
Nursery on Saturday 17 April.
Salem Crossroads founder and director, Noel Banfield,
gave an introductory talk describing how he started the
centre in the early 80s as a
refuge and a rehabilitation
centre for men with alcohol
and drug addiction problems.
He explained how it is run
as a Christian kibbutz. The
centre can accommodate up
to 29 men and everyone living there is expected to work
in a section of the nursery.
Apart from planting seeds
and transplanting seedlings,
many plants are grown from
cuttings, requiring skill and
expertise. The extensive
property has large areas un-
der shade-cloth and tunnels
for the propagation of plants.
There is also a commercial
outlet at the Salem Crossroads farm stall where plants
and other items are on sale to
the public.
We were shown each part
of the operation, and given
very clear and interesting
explanations about the various aspects of the enterprise
by members of the nursery
team. We were all intrigued
to be shown the worm farm
and to hear how beneficial
the by-products of vermiculture are in aiding the growth
of seedlings and plants and in
keeping them pest-free. We
also visited the section where
seeds are individually planted
into polystyrene trays, after
which we were shown the
area where germinated seeds
are carefully transplanted into
bigger containers. The team
members were eager to show
us what their work involves
and to explain it all to us. We
found that many of the men
living there have developed a
great interest in horticulture,
and enjoy reading books and
magazines about gardening
and plants to broaden their
knowledge.
At the end of a most interesting and informative afternoon we all returned home
well-stocked with plants for
our gardens purchased at
the nursery. Any unwanted
books or magazines on horticultural topics as well as any
surplus plant punnets, pots or
gardening equipment would
be gratefully received by the
centre, and would be helping
a very worthy cause.
Next time you drive along
the N2 to or from PE, do stop
off at the Salem Crossroads
stall and buy a few plants and
support the excellent work
being done there.
FOOTBALL fever is in the air and soccer parties in front of the telly are soon
going to be the order of the day. Fly
the green and gold proudly with some
home-grown goodness and serve delicious South African avos as part of
your soccer-time snacks.
Ditch the high-fat chip ’n dip in
exchange for quick, no-fuss avo snacks
which are healthy, nutritious and an absolute
guilt-free indulgence. Their versatility in the
kitchen also means there are dozens of ways
to prepare them, and incorporating other local
favourites, such as biltong and peppadews, will
allow you to dish up tantalising titbits with true
South African flavour.
What better way to kick off the soccer season than with the all-time avocado favourite –
guacamole.
Serve it chunky with crudités for a healthier option, or with golden corn crisps as the definitive green-and-gold snack.
Other simple avo snacks to try include
bruschetta with sliced avo and biltong shavings, and crackers with mozzarella, avo and
fresh basil or basil pesto – the perfect bitesize treats. Or try pita triangles with hummus,
topped with avo and chopped peppadews for a
healthy snack with a little zing.
According to the South African Avocado
Growers Association (SAAGA), avos are a good
source of fibre and protein, and are regarded
as a nutrient-dense food with relatively few calories. This is opposed to energy-dense foods,
which are loaded with kilojoules and provide
little nutritional benefit.
While it’s true that avos are relatively high
in fat, they contain mainly mono unsaturated
or ‘good’ fat, which has been shown to lower
LDL cholesterol levels in the blood and help
maintain a healthy heart.
International studies have also revealed
the role that avos play in inhibiting the
growth of certain cancers and assisting
in diabetes control, while local research
has proved that avos can be included in
effective weight loss programmes.
So stock up on nature’s superfruits and get creative with your
TV-side treats – you’ll be scoring
points with your guests in no time,
without a yellow card in sight.
For further information and recipes visit
www.avocado.co.za
Guacamole goodness
Dating back to ancient Aztec times, guacamole is
possibly the easiest, most versatile and delicious
avocado snack one can
prepare.
Guacamole with a sting
• Mash two avocados to a
smooth consistency and
add finely chopped garlic,
onion and chilli (with the
seeds removed) and add
the juice of a lime. Season
with salt and pepper and a
handful of chopped coriander. Be really daring and
add a splash of tequila.
Smooth guacamole
• Mash two avocados and add finely chopped
tomatoes, onion and garlic. Mix gently together
with low fat cream cheese and salt and pepper.
Guacamole for the locals
• Prepare the basic guacamole – two avocados, chopped onion, garlic, chilli and coriander.
South Africanise your guacamole by adding
chopped peppadews, mango or grated biltong.
10
InterfaIth
Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
CHURCH SERVICES
SITE OF DISPUTE... The Commemoration Methodist Church contines to fight the proposed bus terminus and toilet block in
Bathurst Street. Photo: Meggan McCarthy
Church to challenge permit and terminus
Meggan Mccarthy
T
he Commemoration Methodist Church will continue to
challenge the validity of the permit issued by the Eastern Cape Provincial Heritage Association (ECPHRA) to
Makana Municipality for the proposed bus terminus and toilet
block in Bathurst Street.
The municipality’s permit may be invalid as after their first
permit application had not been approved by ECPHRA, the municipality applied for another permit and did not go through an
official appeal process. ECPHRA chairperson Cameron Dokoda
said if a permit was turned down then that entity was supposed
to go through an appeal process.
Commemoration Methodist Church Property Trust Committee member, Jock McConnachie, said, “Pierre Ranchhod
[Deputy Chairperson of ECPHRA] has indicated that proper
procedures are going to be followed and that an appeal hearing
is going to be scheduled. This suggests that it is now accepted
that the permit issued to the municipality was invalid.”
However, when Grocott’s Mail spoke to ECPHRA chairperson Cameron Dokoda, he said news about the appeal process had not reached him. Ranchhod also said he knew nothing
about this.
Makana spokesperson Thandy Matebese said, “The municipality has not received any letter from ECPHRA stating that
they have overturned the decision [to grant the permit]. The
only communication we’ve had from them was that we could go
ahead with the terminus. As far as we know, we have permission to proceed with the development. We are waiting for the
district municipality to go ahead with construction.”
The church has decided to maintain its objection to the proposed development of the bus terminus and toilet block. McConnachie said, “We still believe that the site is inappropriate and
are concerned about how the facility will be managed.”
Thought for the week
In our mother tongue
CHICKEN DUMPLING SOUP
Ingredients:
Soup:
2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil –
R7.99 750ml
1 large onion, diced –R14.99 2kg
2 carrots, diced – R6.99 poly
1/2 stalk celery, diced – R8.99
Meat from 1 chicken, cooked and
shredded
4 to 6 cups chicken broth 1 cup fresh cut green beans – R19.99
kg
1 teaspoon celery salt 1 tablespoon chopped parsley –
R4.99
2 bay leaves Salt and pepper – R17.99 grinder
Dumplings:
1 cup milk – R6.99 l
1/2 cup butter – R24.99 500g
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 eggs – R15.99 18’s
Phone Number: 046 622 3258
Method:
Soup:
In a small amount of cooking
oil sweat the onion, carrots and
celery. Add chicken, broth, green
beans, celery salt, parsley and
bay leaves. Simmer until the barley is tender, about 30 minutes.
Make dumplings:
Bring the milk and butter to a boil,
add salt and nutmeg. Remove
from heat and immediately add
flour stirring until dough leaves
the sides of the pan. Incorporate
the eggs, 1 at a time, forming a
sticky dough.
Season the soup, to taste, with
salt and pepper. Add spoon sized
balls of dumpling dough and simmer until dumplings rise
Source: (www.foodnetwork.com)
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“And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents
of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and Proselytes, Cretans and Arabians - we hear them telling in our
own tongues the mighty works of God” (Acts 2, ESV).
On this day, when everybody was filled with the Holy Spirit,
the first thing that happened was the ability to speak in all
the known languages of the time. For the Gospel of Jesus
to go forth in the world, it was necessary that people would
be able to hear it in their own language. The Bible was not
translated for hundreds of years, but gradually the church
became aware of the need for people to hear about the great
things God has done in their own language. Although most
of us understand more than one language, we hear God
most clearly when He speaks to us in our mother tongue.
Let us, during this time of Pentecost, thank God for a Bible
in our own language, telling us about the great things He has
done for us, when he sent His Son to die for us and when He
resurrected Him from the grave, so that we may also have
eternal life.
Revd Ben Fourie,
Bible Society of SA, Port Elizabeth
Celebrating Pentecost
Dr Carel Anthonissen, Director of the Institute for Christian
Spiritualty in Cape Town will be the guest speaker at a series of
Pentecost services, Pinksterdienste, at the NG Kerk on the corner
of Hill and Market Streets. Starting with the worship service on
Sunday morning 16 May at 9am he will continue in the evenings
at 6.30pm from Sunday until Thursday. The theme of his messages will be “Ligtende Sterre vir God”, based on the Beattitudes of
Matthew 5. Everybody is welcome to attend. Enquiries: Strauss,
083 633 0881
ABUNDANT LIFE WORSHIP
CENTRE (Kuyasa School Hall)
10.30am morning service
Pastor NC Julius 079 496 4256
APOSTOLIC FAITH MISSION OF
SA (cnr Ncame and Makana Way,
Ext 4, white tent next to Telkom
tower)
9am Youth and Sunday School
Services
10am morning service
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
(Blackbeard Street)
10am – erediens, 6nm
aanddiens
Pastoor B Brown 046 622 4963
AGS/ATMEL SHADDAI
(Johnny Burgess Hall, Middle
Terrace Road)
10am Erediens
5pm Aanddiens
Oud Rolen 073 453 9934
Dieken Ronnie 083 610 2926
Evang Edwin 079 306 7577
CATHEDRAL OF ST MICHAEL
& ST GEORGE (High Street)
7.30am: Holy Eucharist (AAPB)
9.30am: Holy Eucharist (AAPB)
Preacher: Dean Andrew Hunter
7pm Taizé Service
CHRIST CHURCH (Speke Street)
8.30am Holy Eucharist 2nd, 4th
Sundays APB 1989, all other
Sundays BCP1662
CONQUERORS COVENANT
CHURCH (Nombulelo Hall, Joza)
Services every Sunday 10am –
12pm
Nceba Ngeju 073 653 2655
EMMANUEL ASSEMBLY
(12 Paton Place, Vergenoeg)
9am Sunday School, 10.30am
morning service
5.30pm evening service
Rev L Williams 046 622 4388 (H)
FRONTIERS CHURCH
INTERNATIONAL
(Victoria Primary School,
Beaufort Street)
9.30am morning service
Dave Koch 084 470 2095 or
046 636 7815
FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF
GOD (11 Caldecott Street)
9am Morning service and
9am Promise land (Sunday
School)
6.30pm evening service
Pastor Neels Prinsloo 046 622
5949
FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF
GOD (24 P Street)
10am Kidz Church
11am morning service
Pastor TP Dube Ngcayisa 082 355
8860
GRAHAMSTOWN BAPTIST
CHURCH (Bathurst Street)
9.30am morning worship and
Sunday School Every 1st Sunday
Communion
6.30pm evening service every
3rd Sunday Communion
11.30am Kariega Church 4th
Sunday only
GRAHAMSTOWN CHRISTIAN
CENTRE (Lucas Meyer Ave)
9am Sunday worship
Pastor D Hagemann 046 622
3309
HIS PEOPLE CHRISTIAN
CHURCH (VG High Scool hall)
9am Morning services
6.30pm. Evening service
046 622 3426
JABEZ HOUSE ASSEMBLY
(Sun City community creche)
10am morning service
6pm evening Service
Pastor T Smit 079 622 9812
MARIYA uMAMA weTHEMBA
MONASTERY (Highlands Road)
Holy Cross Benedictine Monks
9am Holy Eucharist
046 622 8111
METHODIST CHURCH OF SA
Commem 9am J Headbush
Wesley 9am A Meyer
Sole Memorial
10am J Headbush (B) (C)
NEDERDUITSE
GEREFORMEERDE KERK
(38 Market St)
9vm oggenddiens, aand
selgemeentes
Tuesday 6pm stilworddiens
046 622 4598
NEDERDUITSCH HERVORMDE
KERK
Every Sunday 9am erediens Port
Alfred 2nd and 4th Sundays
11am eredienste Cannon Rocks
Prof John Gericke 046 624 9025
PEACE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES
AND PRAISE (Samuel Ntlebi Hall)
9am: Kidz Church
9.30am Intercession
10am: Sunday Service
Pastor PP Pango 082 662 9422
PINKSTER PROTESTANTE KERK
(Brushwood Farm, industrial area, behind Grahamstown
Prison)
9am Sondagskool 10am oggenddiens 7pm aanddiens
Shawn Warren 082 808 6136
RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF
FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
622 3382 or 622 3076
RIVER OF LIFE (Assembly of
God cnr Hill and Huntley St)
8.30am MORNING ALIVE
( Worship service & Kidz Church)
10.30am ( Worship service &
Kidz Church) 6.30pm (Dynamic
evening service)
Pastor John & Debbie Sloane
046 622 3626
ROCK OF AGES CHRISTIAN
CHURCH INTERNATIONAL
Duna Library - Joza
10am: Sunday Service
Past FW Arendse 072 118 9049
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
CHURCH (next to Pick n Pay)
9.30am Sabbath School
(Saturday)
11am worship service
ST AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH
9.30 am Sunday service
ST BARNABAS (Alicedale)
10am Xhosa service on the 1st,
2nd and 4th Sunday of each
month and the English service
on the 3rd.
J Olckers 042 231 1159 or Rev
Cynthia Webbstock 046 636
2090
ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
(Market Street)
9am Eucharist with hymns
(APB1989)
Fr Eric Kelly 046 622 4552
ST CLEMENT’S CHURCH
(top end of High Street, next to
Railway Station)
9am – Holy Eucharist
ST CYPRIAN’S
(Highlands) 10am every second
Sunday.
Contact R Wilmont 046 622 8841
or Rev Cynthina Webbstock 046
636 2090
ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC
CHURCH (Joza)
Mass: 8am
ST MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
(Albany Road)
Sunday Mass 10am
Tuesday service 6pm
ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC
CHURCH (47 Hill Street)
8.30am Sunday Mass.
046 622 2808
ST PETER CLAVER’S CATHOLIC
CHURCH (Raglan Road)
11am Mass
ST PETER’S (Sidbury)
10am Every 1st Sunday.
R Hart 042 235 1250 or
Rev Cynthia Webbstock on 046
636 2090
THE APOSTOLIC FAITH
MISSION OF AFRICA
(Z Street, Joza)
10am Sunday School, 11am
Service
Rev KA Ndaleni
THE OLD APOSTOLIC CHURCH
IN ZION OF SA
(behind Benjamin Mahlasela
High School)
11am Sunday Service, 6pm
Wednesday service
Archbishop NT Chrisjan
083 363 1073
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER–DAY SAINTS
(6 Bennett Street)
9am Sundays 046 622 5705
TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH (Hill Street)
9.30am Morning Worship and
Sunday School
6.30pm Evening Worship
Rev Geoff Probert 046 622 3812
UNION CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH (Albany Road)
9am Sunday School, 10am
morning service
6pm evening service
WAY OF GOD MINISTRIES
(Ext 6, next to Joza Indoor
Sports Centre) 10am Sunday
service 6pm evening service
Apostle PS Ngqezana
084 824 2363
Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
11
News
Portrait of two cultures
ZongeZile Matshoba
A
lbany Museum will
bring together two
legacies, that of the
United States of America
and South Africa, in an
exhibition looking at the
works of two internationally
renowned photographers.
Alfred Duggan-Cronin and
Edward S Curtis were photographers in Southern
Africa and Northern America during the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. Their
intention was to document
the indigenous people at a
time when modernity was
threatening the traditional
cultural heritage of native
peoples.
Dr Alberta Mayberry,
the US Consul General will
open the exhibition on 21
May. Shared Legacies is
curated by Siona O’Connell
and Dale Washkansky from
the Centre of African Studies based at the University
of Cape Town.
The curators have chosen to focus on recognising
these photographs as portraits, rather than ethnographical and anthropologi-
SHARED LEGACIES... These two photographs are fine examples of the works of Alfred Duggan-Cronin (left) and Edward S
Curtis that will be on display at the Albany Museum as from 21 May. Photos: Supplied
cal representations.
By reinterpreting these
images, they are attempting to articulate the forcibly
interred by situating them
in the art historical canon,
where the genre of portraiture has its own legacy.
The curators assert that
it is their aim to translate,
remember and re-imagine
the images of these subjects
that share hauntingly similar stories.
By revisiting these images against the historic
canon they endeavor to recognise the ‘truths’ and ‘untruths’ of their construction.
The aim in Shared Legacies is to retrieve these
images in order to reconsider the roles of the photographer, the sitter and the
viewer.
The title speaks to larger questions of looking, of
limitations of temporality
and definitions of being human. It invites the viewer
to step into the place of the
dead; to articulate their silenced ghosts; to speak on
their behalf.
It is about connections,
relationships and dialogue,
so that out of this space, a
new way of seeing and understanding may ensue.
The exhibition will run
until after the National Arts
Festival and the Fifa 2010
Soccer World Cup.
Walking the dead man’s walk Grahamstown’s
Daniella Potter
TwilighT. The earth is not
completely light. A time when
crepuscular animals are at
play. A time i hope to see a spirit of another sort in this hour of
sweet light.
“ghost hunting is a dicey
thing,” Makana Tourism’s
Brian Jackson says. “Because
a ghost can manifest itself at
anytime – day or night. You’ll
probably be bored out of your
skull.”
well, i am putting his pessimism to the test.
According to Pat hopkins in
his book, Ghosts of South Africa, and confirmed by Jackson,
the last man that was executed
in grahamstown, henry Nicholls, still moves between the Old
gaol and Drostdy Arch.
i reach the Old gaol on
Somerset Street at exactly
6pm one particular Tuesday. i
spend time in this area searching for the ghost.
6.01pm Every noise, movement and smell attracts my attention – and irritates me when
it’s not a ghost.
6.04pm A builder walks past
quickly on his way home. his
boots squeak.
6.05pm A moth flies around
me.
6.06pm A school bus drives
past, excreting its black, distastefully smelling fumes.
6.07pm i look at my black
pumps, grey jeans, white tshirt and guess handbag
slung heavily across my shoulder. ghost hunting clothing?
The only ghost stories i have
read are the Goosebumps series, but i only half-read them
because my fingers were
clenched over my eyes.
Perhaps i’ll appear friendly
to the ghost, perhaps i’ll seem
practical, perhaps he’ll decide
it’s not worth appearing in front
of me.
6.09pm The music from a Citi
golf blares past with its rumbling diesel engine. its brakes
screech and come to a last
minute halt at the stop street. A
pedestrian glares at the driver.
6.11pm A couple emerge from
the dusty doorway of the Old
gaol with their baby.
They load the pram into the
car and try to seat the squirming baby but she cries.
her tears subside with the
help of a rattle toy. They follow
6.18pm As i cross Somerset
Street, i consider Nicholls. how
did the condemned man feel
taking his last steps where i
now walk?
what did he do? why did
he return to take that ominous
walk time and time again?
“Many ghosts come from
public beatings and hangings,
Jackson says, “and henry
Nicholls still does the dead
man’s walk between the Old
gaol and the place where the
gallows once stood at Drostdy
Arch.”
Nicholls pleaded guilty to a
charge of rape and spent four
months hoping to escape ex-
“A cold chill hits my face. I freeze.
My upper eyelids glue themselves
to my eyebrows. But it’s nothing.
It’s just nature.”
the stream of traffic on Somerset Street.
So these are the occurrences a ghost has to contend
with.
6.14pm A student walks past,
humming the tune his iPod is
playing into his ears. his black
shoe crunches a lettuce leaf.
6.15pm i start walking towards
the Drostdy Arch. A cold chill
hits my face.
i freeze. My upper eyelashes glue themselves to my eyebrows. But it’s nothing.
it’s just nature.
6.17pm i can’t shake my
nerves now. Every time the
wind blows, the chill sticks to
me like a shower curtain sticks
to a wet body.
ecution (rape was not a capital
punishment in English law).
however, Jackson says,
“he was a military man and
fell under military law in which
rape came under capital punishment.”
hopkins explains that Nicholls’ hopes were in vain
when, on 19 February 1862,
the largest crowd to watch
a public execution gathered
around the gallows for the last
execution in the Eastern Cape.
People had ridden for as long
as seven hours to watch.
6.40pm i get knocked back
into reality as a Campus Protection Unit guard’s arm flings
into my back. his blue shirt
flashes past with his mumbled
apology.
6.43pm A couple walk handin-hand through the archway.
A student stumbles with heavy
grocery packets. People line up
for a taxi.
The ghostly history of the
Arch is unrecognised in everyday activities.
6.48pm i walk through the
archway, looking up to the
left, and to the right. i breathe
in deeply to smell something
suspicious.
My eyes are peeled to see
something different. My ears
are alert to hear something out
of the ordinary. But i don’t.
6.55pm Still nervous, i start
to feel that i’m being a little
insensitive too. why should i
expect him to appear in front
of me while everyday countless people walk around his
domain?
if i was a ghost, i too
would hide from a reporter
hungry for a story to astound
grahamstown.
i too would stay disguised
so that people are left to imagine, for what is a person without an imagination?
6.58pm So as i take one last
look down Somerset Street.
The wind blows on my back
again – not Nicholl’s ghost
– just the wind. i look at the
wooden door of the Old gaol. A
person – yes, a person – looms
at the doorway.
6.59pm i look at the Arch again
and the beauty of the clock
tower against the dark background of approaching dusk.
The sight allows me to step
out of myself, the perfectionist
who would bleed a story dry
before giving up on it and i realise that some stories need
to be left to one’s imagination.
ghosts
MANY ghosts reside in grahamstown. here are a few that
Makana Tourism’s Brian Jackson and Pat hopkin’s book,
Ghosts of Grahamstown recall.
•“if you are walking in the
Botanical gardens and you
catch a whiff of perfume and a
feel a cold draft, then you have
come into contact with the apparition of lady Jana Maria de
los Dolores de leon Smith,”
Jackson said.
“She was the wife of Sir
harry Smith and ladysmith in
KwaZulu-Natal is named after
her,” he said.
•The sound of a baby crying can be heard in the forested area near Stone Crescent
hotel. “when workers tried to
follow the cry to find the baby,
it stopped as they got closer,
but when they turned around
again, the cry started again,”
Jackson said.
•“The ghost of a monk resides in St. Aidan’s,” Jackson
said. The ghost is reported to
have moved bar stools around.
•Jackson says that the spirit of a maid who was murdered
by a soldier in Selwyn Castle in
1835 lives on. “Selwyn Castle is
now Rhodes University’s Anthropology Department,” Jackson
said.
•According to hopkins,
many of Rhodes University’s
buildings have ghosts residing
in them.
For example, Jackson said
that the institute of Biodiversity
was built in the place where
cottages used to stand and so
he says that the ghost spotted
in the new building is probably
a ghost from the cottages.
•Jackson says that a
young boy and girl have been
seen in the journalism department.
•And even in the Grocott’s Mail building, hopkins
says that a ghost by the name
of Shaw, who was a reporter
for the newspaper many
years ago, still roams the
newsroom.
Jackson said that Shaw
would always check up on his
fellow reporter and rival, levy
by walking up behind him and
put his hand on his shoulder
to peer at what he was typing.
They would alternate
shifts at the weekends.
On one particular weekend, while Shaw was typing,
he had a heart attack and
died.
levy had to take over his
stories and as he was working on them he heard Shaw’s
familiar footsteps and felt
Shaw’s hand on his shoulder
and peer over what he was
typing.
Jackson says that many
people have felt Shaw’s presence while working late in the
newsroom.
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News
Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
Provincialisation of primary health
care still under negotiation
prudence Mini
TIME FOR CHANGE... Mooimeisiesfontein was previously used as an orphanage but now
stands vacant. Originally the municipality intended to turn the building into a centre for juvenile criminals, but now they hope to build a new centre beside it. Photo: Stacy Moreland
A place of safety for G’town’s
juvenile criminals
Stacy Moreland
P
ublic debate ensued
in riebeeck East on
Wednesday as the community met to discuss plans
to build a child and youth care
centre adjacent to the Mooimeisiesfontein centre. After
the implementation of the
child Justice Act on 1 April the
previously proposed “place of
safety”, which had been used
to accommodate and rehabilitate juvenile criminals, was
redefined as a care centre for
“children in conflict with the
law” eight months ago.
this meeting was the second of its kind and forms part
of the feasibility and public
participation process to establish whether building can
go ahead or not.
Makana councillor for
Ward 3, Zamuxolo Peter, presented the residents gathered
at Alfred Dike community
Hall with the municipality’s
proposal. Making mention of
the infrastructural improvements that were attracted to
Alicedale by the building of
a four star hotel, Peter suggested that the care centre
could be a similar catalyst in
riebeeck East. “you seem to
have forgotten where we have
come from,” he said. “When i
grew up there was no tarred
road, this hall was not here,
we need to bring change because without change there
will be no jobs.”
According to the presentation made by Department
of Justice representative
Petrus Ockhuis, riebeeck
East has an 80% unemployment rate. the proposed development will employ labour
for between 18 and 24 months
while the centre is built, after
which it can source skilled
and unskilled staff from the
community. Furthermore, the
food required to feed the occupants will be supplied locally.
Ockhuis also made mention of riebeeck East’s relatively high crime rate for so
small a population as 40 dockets per month are opened in
the area. Peter added that the
care centre would improve,
not degrade, security in the
area.
He said that not only were
escapes unlikely but if the
care centre was established
the local police station would
become operational 24 hours
a day, rather than closing at
7pm as it does now, and the
mobile court’s services would
be extended.
the riebeeck East centre is expected to follow a
similar model to Mtata’s
Sikhuselekile centre, in-
corporating accommodation,
sports fields and a vegetable
garden behind a four metre
high electrified fence, 24hour security and surveillance cameras. Despite this,
many community members
expressed concern about potential escapes.
the child Justice Act
has made it illegal for the police to detain children in the
same space as adult criminals. According to captain
Syed cassim, the Grahamstown
SAPF uses valuable resources
and taxpayers’ rands taking arrested children to the closest
care centre in Port Elizabeth. He
said that without a centre in the
vicinity the child is likely to be
released into his or her parents’
custody.
A representative of Grahamstown child Welfare,
who asked not to be named,
said that the importance of
separating young offenders
from experienced criminals
should not be underestimated. She felt that in the previous system children learnt
to be “career criminals”
through their exposure to
experienced criminals and
prison culture, while a care
centre offered them learning programmes which open
their eyes to other, more
productive opportunities.
tHE Eastern cape provincial
government’s decision to take
over municipal healthcare
seems to be going ahead, albeit slowly. Social Services,
community, Empowerment
and Protection Services Portfolio committee received a
progress report regarding the
provincialisation of Primary
Health care (PHc) services
last week. the lengthy process
has reached a point where a
draft agreement on the transfer of staff has been developed
and tabled, the Eastern cape
Department of Health has
been involved in this process
for a while. it was on hold at
one stage but was resumed
in 2009. it reportedly entails
“taking over all the properties
of the district and local councils aiming to bring the health
sector under one government
and to keep the government’s
promise of bringing services
closer to the people”.
According to the report
from the Director of community and Social Services
“the Department of Health
has been engaged in talks
with the MEc responsible for
local Government and the
South African local Government Bargaining council to
ensure that the original resolution taken by the Provincial
Health council around 2006
which confirmed that provincialisation should take place”.
According to the report
the Provincial task team
(Ptt) was set up and the Ndlambe Municipality Director
of community and Protection Services was elected as
the district representative for
municipalities.
the draft agreement on
the transfer of staff was developed and tabled at the
last Ptt meeting. the draft
agreement stated that the
transfer of staff “shall not in-
terrupt the individual staff
members’ continuity of employment service” and the
employee’s contract employment continues with the new
employers as if with the old
employer; and the staff member’s remuneration packages
“will be transferred to the
Province on the terms and
conditions as agreed between
the province and the parties
to this agreement”.
the report also stated that
a local PHc staff meeting with
unions has to be arranged to
discuss the process and that
the process is to be finalised
by the end of June.
Eastern cape Department of Health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said that
all parties affected, including
South African local Government Association, were still
in negotiations and details of
these negotiations cannot be
released until an agreement
has been reached.
The price of wind power – the facts
SaSkia kuiper
ElEctricity from the proposed Waainek wind farm is
expected to be sold at r1.25
per kilowatt hour (kW-h) under the renewable Energy
Feed-in tariff (refit) scheme
announced by the government. this price will not affect the customer, who will
still be charged 44 cents per
kW-h. this price is subject
to an annual increase of 25%
which has been approved by
the National Energy regulator (Nersa).
the electricity generated
by the wind farm is expected
to be sold to the independent
System Operator (iSO), an
body currently being created
by Nersa. the iSO is designed
to act as an intermediary between independent power
producers and power distributors, such as Eskom or municipalities. the organisation is
set to be finalised by the end
of the year.
if electricity is sold directly to Eskom it will be sold
at r1.25 per kW-h, under the
first phase of refit. However,
there are no guarantees that
this specific project falls under the first phase. the electricity will then be sold to Grahamstown’s municipality at 44
cents per kW-h.
if the electricity is sold to
private clients, it will be sold
following a “willing seller – willing buyer” scheme. While this
price is significantly higher in
the long-run electricity from
the wind farm will be cheaper
than that from Eskom, taking
into consideration Eskom’s
proposed price hike of 25%
per annum. Kevin Minkoff,
project manager of innowind,
says that wind farms are allowed to sell power to private
clients as long as they have
all the relevant permits delivered by the authorities. these
include a positive record of
decision from the Department
of Environmental Affairs for
an environmental impact assessment, a generator’s licence granted by Nersa, and a
power purchase agreement in
place with whoever will be the
offtaker of the energy generated from the facility.
Power will not be sold to
Eskom yet, as this sale falls
under the refit general bylaws which still need to be
formally approved by government. Until such time, there
will be no wind farms feeding
into the national grid and selling power to Eskom.
While the government has
decided on a renewable energy
tariff for wind power of r1.25
per kW-h, this price will not affect the customer. Whether the
wind farm goes ahead or not, the
price of electricity will remain
the same.
More information can be
accessed on Nersa’s website,
http://www.nersa.org.za/ at
Nersa decision on renewable
Energy Feed-in tariffs (refit)
Phase ii.
KINGSWOOD COLLEGE
Kingswood Junior School
invites all Grannnies and Grandpas to
Grandparents’ Day
Friday 28 May 2010
Pre-Primary 08h30
Junior School 09h30
(For more information Tel 046 6036650)
GET TESTED... Dean of Students office staff (from left to right) Larissa Klazinga, Dr Vivian
de Klerk, Advocate Tsidi Hashatse and Selene Walters, are among the 300 people who
volunteered to be tested at the HIV and wellness testing drive this week. The drive is sponsored by the Department of Health and ends today. Photo: Supplied
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NEWS
Cup Currents
PROUDLY
SOUTH
AFRICAN...
The African
Dream, a
musical
about South
Africa’s road
to the World
Cup, will be
coming to
Grahamstown later
this month.
The cast are
set to thrill
audiences
with poetry,
music and
dance.
Photo:
Supplied
Making football South
Africa’s game
ASLAM SEEDAT
I
n a seminar earlier this
week by Peter Alegi, author
of Laduma!: Soccer, Politics
and Society in South Africa and
African Soccerscapes: How a
Continent Changed the World’s
Game, the presenter traced the
development of football on the
continent and how the game
has shrugged off colonial ownership of the game. Alegi also
underlined the need for the
country to create and nurture a
culture in the sport.
With less than a month left
to go before the opening game
at Soccer City, World Cup fever
might be gripping the country
but South Africa can hardly lay
claim to owning its own football
culture.
The World Cup will for the
first time feature six African
teams at the tournament, and
it could be strongly argued that,
as representatives of the continent, South Africa will bring the
least to the event, both on and
off the field.
Ivory Coast, despite being
placed in a tough group, are
being billed as Africa’s best
chance of advancing beyond
the quarter-final, the furthest
an African team has ever been.
And since 1900, Cameroon
have not failed to thrill (in one
way or another) when they’ve
reached the World Cup finals.
The defeat suffered by holders
Argentina by Roger Milla’s side
is stuff that World Cup legends
are made of.
The young Ghanaian team
is expected to follow up reaching the African Cup of Nations
final with a good showing in
a competitive group while
the Super Eagles, Nigeria are
tipped as favourites to progress
to the second round at least.
Even Algeria, who has not
appeared at the tournament
for 24 years, is likely to cause
a bit of trouble with their quickpassing and high-paced game.
South Africa, on paper at
least, is the least fancied African team at the tournament.
More importantly, the other African countries bring something
to the World Cup that South Africa does not – a proud football
culture.
South Africans might be
fully behind the national team
but there is something of a void
when it comes to the football
identity of Bafana Bafana and
the country.
Cameroon has earned the
right on the world stage to call
themselves the Indomitable
Lions by ruffling feathers on the
pitch and off. In 2002, when
they wore a sleeveless kit to
the World Cup (which Fifa subsequently banned), the move
was seen as a reflection of the
country’s effort to revolutionise
the image of both the team and
the African style of the game.
Nigeria has long been seen as
a football-crazy country with
their team a force to be reckoned with at any level.
Their silver medal at the
Beijing Olympics proved to the
world that the youth team that
represented the country was a
product of development of the
game and a prelude for future
success for the national side.
In 1998, South Africa was
seen as Africa’s dream team –
winning their first African Cup of
nations in 1996, reaching the
final in 1998 and qualifying for
the World Cup in France almost
effortlessly.
The Bafana team at the
time represented a united spirit
and nation that treated the
world of football as an arena in
which it could thrive. It was the
birth of a culture in the country.
Since then, this culture
had dwindled to the point that
South Africa is merely seen as
the country that is hosting the
event, and no more.
From poorly-versed commentators to the absence of
professional football academies to, as Alegi pointed
out, the lack of football books
on the shelves of bookstores,
the game is simply not something people in general are
immersed in.
The South African game
is not showcased, analysed
or adopted at levels that are
accessible to all.
The country has a long way
to go if it is to become a true
footballing nation on par with
the likes of Brazil and England.
The hosting of the World
Cup, with proper planning and
development of the game, can
become the perfect platform
to reinvigorate and advance a
national football culture among
South African people long after
the tournament has ended.
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Soccer musical celebrates
World Cup spirit
ASLAM SEEDAT
A SOCCER-THEMED youth
musical will be coming to
Grahamstown
later
this
month. The African Dream, a
musical which tells the story
of South Africa’s road to hosting the 2010 World Cup, will
begin at Noluthando Hall on
26 May.
The musical’s large cast
use poetry, narration, and
music and dance to take
the audience on a journey
from the failure to secure
the 2006 World Cup bid to
the joy experienced after
winning the bid in 2004.
The production, writ-
ten and directed by Johnny
Loate, will come to Grahamstown as part of an
Eastern Cape road show
after enjoying a successful
run in the North West. Presented by Seboka Training
and Support Network, the
musical is aimed at the
youth and will allow people
to enjoy the performance
for free. Along with the
performances, workshops
in dance, drama and theatre management will also
be held.
“We have been overwhelmed by the positive response we’ve had to African
Dream so far,” says Dr Lisky
Nombe, the CEO of Seboka
Training and Support Network. “Young people are really responding to its positive,
uplifting message and are
connecting with the vibrant
music, action and drama of
the piece.”
Seboka is a non-profit,
developmental organisation
which has branches around
the country and is largely
committed to improving access for the poor to healthcare services.
The African Dream will
run at the Noluthando Hall
from 26 to 29 May and workshops on 29 and 30 May. All
performances are free.
Changing the game
ASLAM SEEDAT
THE “intangible profits”
such as national unity and
pride that can be gained
from hosting the World
Cup must not be underestimated, despite the figures
pointing to the event delivering heavy economic loss.
These were the sentiments expressed by football author and associate
Professor of History at
Michigan State University, Peter Alegi at the
seminar “African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s
Game”, on Monday.
Hosted by the Rhodes
Faculty of Humanities and
the Harold Wolpe Memorial
Trust East Cape Consortium,
Alegi was introduced by chairperson Ashwin Desai as an
analyst who has true love
for the game, and sought
to explain the history and
possible trajectory of football on the continent.
Alegi, author of Laduma!:
Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa, spoke to
the hosting of the World Cup
and the history of football in
Africa, focussing on issues
of race, nationhood and panAfricanism.
He explained that the
game has changed dramatically on the continent since
it was first introduced to (and
in some cases imposed upon)
colonial Africa, and has been
used to promote social solidarity and national unity with
varying results.
Alegi also highlighted the
need for South Africans to
take steps in ensuring that
football becomes a truly national sport.
In doing this, “equitable
access to the professional
game” must be fought for
and investments in the sport
SHIFTING THE GOALS...
Peter Alegi, author of
African Soccerscapes: How
a Continent Changed the
World’s Game presented a
seminar with the same title
on Monday. Alegi feels that
the sport has a special place
in African history.
Photo: Supplied
at grassroots level need to
be made.
Along with this, the “cultural dimension” of football
must be developed if ideals
of national unity are to take
root in the country after the
World Cup is over.
Football, as Alegi pointed out, has almost limitless potential in changing
the landscape of the world
around us.
“It surprises us constantly,” he says.
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entertainment areas are just stunning! All
north facing with a sparkling pool in a pretty
garden.
GRAHAMSTOWN EAST – R560 000
Classic English Manor
This spacious and elegant home, set in a
beautiful garden with a circular driveway, is
for the discerning buyer. Located on DSG’s
doorstep, this luxurious home has all the
amenities you are used to and is well worth a
visit. Call us to view. DUAL MANDATE
SUNNYSIDE - POA
CENTRAL - POA
Web Ref No: 0000 607 581
New Release
New Release
Open to offers. Good opportunity to
finish off this house to your liking. Consists of 4 bedrooms, lounge, diningroom,
kitchen, single garage plus incomplete
second garage or flat. A must view
Large double storey house tucked
away in the centre of town.
Off-street parking for 8 cars. 4 Separate flats.
Long shed for storage Single garage. Loads
of potential.
NEW RELEASE.This executive home
offers views to die for! Heaps of accommodation and gorgeous entertainment areas.
Must be seen to be appreciated!
Dual Mandate
CLOSE TO PREP AND DSG
Established secure home in large tranquil
garden Currently a student digs.Tenanted
until end 2010. Excellent rental income
CALLING ALL INVESTORS!
Excellent rental return! This centrally
situated flat with 2 bedrooms and spacious
living area is tenanted until end of Nov
2010
NEW STUDENT FLAT - R695 000
Properties to rent
3 Bedroom House R 4500 p/m
3 Bedroom House R 5500 p/m
2 Bedroom Flat R 2500 p/m per
room
Bachelor Flat R 2400 p/m
2 Bedrooms. A Stone’s throw away from
campus.
Sales Agents
Joy Miles 084 320 9238
Marinda van Achterbergh
082 598 7776
Heather Rader 071 445 7937
Mzoli Luzipo 078 527 5465
Rental Agents
Naomi 083 560 1125
Tara 083 268 8808
Peppergrove Mall, African Street, Grahamstown. Tel: 046 636 1388 offi[email protected]
www.sothebysrealty.co.za
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated
[email protected]
28a Hill Street (Cnr Hill & Beaufort St)
g 046 636 1174 • Fax: 046 636 1186
Jeff 082 940 1418
RESIDENTIAL RENTALS
Aries Nest Brand new furnished 2 b/r unit in secure block
R5 000/m
Lincoma 3 b/r unit in secure complex walking distance to Graeme &
Kingswood
R4 500/m
E-mail us, ring us,
or come see us at our office
Visit
www.grocotts.co.za
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Homefinder
GRAHAMSTOWN
OFFICE
FAX
EMAIL
046 622 2778
046 622 7877
[email protected]
SUNNYSIDE
R690 000
OATLANDS NORTH
R600 000
NEW RELEASE
R1.645 MILLION
NEW RELEASE
R3.2 MILLION
KINGS HEIGHTS
R299 000
Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 1 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1020679
Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 1 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1015810
Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Garage 1 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1023031
Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 1 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1022819
Bedrooms 0 | Bathrooms 0 | Garage 0 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1008039
TOWNHOUSE
Spacious lock-up-and-go unit with wooden
floors only a short walk to Rhodes University
campus. Safe and secure with a lock-up
garage. Perfect student accommodation.
Adéle Barnard 084 509 3889
LOCK UP AND GO
Low maintenance townhouse in a secure
complex close to Graeme College. This twobedroom unit measures 98m². Ideal starter
home for young couples or for retired folk.
Adéle Barnard 084 509 3889
KINGSWOOD
Lovely Victorian home on the doorstep of
Kingswood College. It overlooks the school
playing fields. Situated on two erven with
dual street access.
Adéle Barnard 084 509 3889
TREE FILLED PROPERTY
This older home, set in 2630m2 of tree-filled
garden, has loads of potential. In the right
area – close to DSG and SAC. Includes a twobedroom flatlet.
Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551
FRAME THE VIEW
Build your dream home using architectural
guidelines. This property has a lot to offer
someone wanting to start from scratch. Best
view in town.
Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551
EXTENSION 9
R210 000
CENTRAL
R1.995 MILLION
Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 0 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1001865
Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 6 | Garage 0 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1004917
A FIRST IN EXTENSION 9
Cute cottage with tiled floors throughout.
The yard is fenced and secure. Modern
finishes in the kitchen and bathroom.
This home has been beautifully renovated.
Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551
WORK FROM HOME
Live in this delightful settler cottage – zoned
Business One – and work from offices at the
back. Prime location within walking distance
of Rhodes.
Bridget Fourie 082 775 8877
NEW RELEASE
Pam Golding Properties, in conjunction with the Umthathi Training Project,
presents a garden competition exclusively for residents of Grahamstown
R650 000
KINGSVIEW
An initiative of the
Grahamstown Flower
Festival
– in bloom from
23 – 24 October 2010
CATEGORIES
Category 1: Small Gardens (under 500m2)
Category 2: Medium Gardens (500 – 1000m2)
Category 3: Large Gardens (over 1000m2)
Category 4: Township Gardens
PRIZES
Category winners:
R500 cash prize sponsored by Pam Golding
Properties Grahamstown
Runners-up:
Hampers with a selection of garden products
Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 1 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1022139
CUTE RUSTIC COTTAGE
The large grounds (1667m2) include a reservoir
currently used as a swimming pool. Walking
distance to Graeme and Kingswood Colleges.
Indigenous garden with loads of potential.
Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551
KINGSWOOD
R1.595 MILLION
HOW TO ENTER
1. Download your entry form from the
website www.grahamstownflowerfestival.
co.za OR collect it from one of the
following distribution points:
WESTHILL
R2.997 MILLION
OATLANDS
•
•
•
R1.495 MILLION
Pam Golding Properties, 51 African Street
Makana Tourism, High Street
Umthathi Training Project, 21 West Street
2. Drop off your completed entry at the Pam
Golding Properties office OR email it to:
[email protected]
Category 4 entrants please drop off
your entries at the Umthathi Nursery or
Umthathi Training Project office.
CLOSING DATE: Friday 1 October 2010
COMPETITION RULES
Please pick up an entry form to see the rules.
FURTHER INFORMATION FOUND AT
• [email protected]flowerfestival.co.za
• www.grahamstownflowerfestival.co.za
R3.925 MILLION
CBD
R3.25 MILLION
Bedrooms 2/3 | Bathrooms 2.5 | Garage 2 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1010181
NORTH-FACING UNIT
Gorgeous lock-up-and-go unit with beautiful
finishes in a sought after security complex.
Enjoy access to the communal swimming
pool and tennis court.
Bridget Fourie 082 775 8877
ON SHOW
Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 2 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1015284
Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Garage 2 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1008237
Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 2 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1009036
Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 0 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1019476
Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 1 | WEB ACCESS 1GC1019702
CHARMING CHARACTER
Immaculately maintained home overlooking
the Kingswood sportsfields. Suitable for a
young family or retired couple, with plenty of
room to extend. Set in a magnificent garden.
Bridget Fourie 082 775 8877
KIDS WALK TO SCHOOL
All this spacious Victorian home needs is a
family. Set on a double plot with a swimming
pool and a flat for extra income.
GRACIOUS FAMILY HOME
This home has all you need and more – a
large studio, flat, swimming pool and a treefilled garden with borehole.
SATURDAY 12PM – 2PM
Follow pointer boards from African/
Somerset Street.
Debi Brody 083 656 4697
Debi Brody 083 656 4697
COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY
Your chance to own property on the
busiest street corner in town. House set on
a large plot. Don’t miss out on this great
business opportunity.
Debi Brody 083 656 4697
Daphné Timm 082 809 4283
Adrian Frost 083 556 7481
RENTAL
HOUSES:
3 bedrooms
3 bedrooms
R8 800
R8 500
3 bedrooms
2 bedrooms
R6 500
R6 000
FLATS:
3 bedrooms
2 bedrooms
R5 500
R5 000
2 bedrooms
1 bedroom
1 bedroom
R4 800
R2 500
R1 870
www.pamgolding.co.za/grahamstown
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Motoring
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Raglan Road robots turned on
GETTING THERE... A bus service, set up by the Department of Transport, will shuttle spectators from across the Eastern Cape to the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Photo: Supplied
The Raglan Road/Albert
Street traffic lights were
officially switched on by
Makana Mayor, Vumile
Lwana yesterday afternoon. It was a case of
second time lucky as the
first attempt on 7 April
failed due to a technical problem. The mayor,
municipal manager, ward
councillors, councillors, traffic officials and
other invited guests and
residents of Grahamstown
attended the function.
After the lights were
switched on, Makana traffic officers were on hand
to educate motorists and
pedestrians on understanding the lights. The
upgrading of Raglan Road
and Albert Streets cost R5
858 250, which included
the traffic lights, street
lights, trees and paving, with funds allocated
by the national treasury
under the Neighbourhood
Development Partnership
Grant. Seen above, Mayor
Lwana switches on the
robots before crossing
the street.
Photo: Stephen Penney
New bus fleet to take
G’town to the World Cup
ASlAm SeedAt
A
New traffic vehicles for Eastern Cape
Stephen penney
The Provincial Traffic Control services in the
eastern Cape recently received 48 new vehicles from Fleet Africa eastern Cape.
In his speech at the handover in east London recently, MeC for Transport, Safety and
Liaison, Ghishma Barry said: “For a long time,
we have been experiencing challenges due to
the shortage of vehicles for traffic law enforcement in our province.”
Barry added that there are 719 provincial
traffic officers and 110 Fleet Africa vehicles.
“Our Provincial Special Operations Task Team
was forced to rent 28 vehicles from various
service providers,” he said.
“Sometimes we were forced to have about
four traffic officers patrolling in one vehicle,
while some remained in offices doing administration work.”
Barry said with the new fleet no more vehicles will enter or leave the eastern Province
without being monitored by traffic officers “to
avoid the disaster that occurred in the Western
Cape Province, which involved a bus and passengers from the eastern Cape”.
Barry said particular attention will be
spent at all major routes to ensure vehicles are
checked, especially public transport vehicles
and all those that have been found to be unroadworthy would be removed from the road.
“The new vehicles that we are receiving
today are going to be very helpful in enhancing service delivery by our Provincial Traffic
Control Directorate and improve our capacity
in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup,”
said Barry.
Various capacity-building programmes
have been taking place since the last financial
year, including refresher courses for the Provincial Traffic Officers.
There is currently a training programme
underway for traffic law enforcement agencies
in various districts focusing on Incident Management Systems (IMS) in an effort to improve
their capacity of dealing with accident and incident scenes.
During the World Cup, road users will be
encouraged to notify the Customer Care Centre through the toll free number 0800 644 644
about any accident or incident.
The Department of Transport will launch
the eastern Cape’s First Alcohol Testing Centre in Port elizabeth on 4 June, which has been
sponsored by South African Breweries, in an
effort to intensify the law enforcement against
drunken driving.
A similar centre will be opened in Mthatha
later this year. Barry also send out a warning to all road users: “I would like to warn all
road users in the province that we have now
adopted a zero tolerance approach against all
those who transgress the rules of the road. Our
traffic officers are ready to go in full force to
restore law and order on roads.”
“Very soon, people are going to start losing
points and ultimately their drivers’ licences,
when the eastern Cape starts the implementation of the Aarto demerit system,” Barry
concluded.
new bus service will ferry soccer fans
from Grahamstown and other parts of
the eastern Cape to World Cup games
in Port elizabeth, the Department of Transport announced last week.
The service forms part of a national
effort to provide affordable and safe transport
to games around the country for spectators in
accordance with Fifa stipulations.
“The South African Department of Transport is proud to announce that it has fulfilled
its transport commitment to Fifa in readiness
for the World Cup by introducing an inter-provincial and regional transport system which
will facilitate the efficient and safe transport
of general spectators to and from matches,”
the department said.
The initiative forms part of the department’s 2010 Action Plan, and will provide a
bus service running between east London
and Port elizabeth, via King William’s Town
and Grahamstown. The Port elizabeth corridor of the plan also includes a trip from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the only host
city in the eastern Cape.
A fleet of 110 new 79-seater buses has been
acquired for the nation-wide service, provided
by established bus operators in the country.
The inter-city plan also makes use of
midi-buses run by taxi operators, with fleet
usage dependent on ticket sales and demand
of the service.
Lusanda Madikizela, chief director of the
South African World Cup unit at the department, said that World Cup spectators wanting
to find out about transport details and information could log onto the website www.findyourway2010.co.za and plan their trips according to schedules and games.
A 24-hour transport call centre, located in
Gauteng, will also run from 1 June, receiving
real time information via the web portal and
deal with national transport queries.
The website – which is operational but
does not yet have details about transport
within the Port elizabeth corridor – provides
updated traffic and transport information
along with schedules and details of available
bus routes.
Although no specific prices for the bus
service have been released yet, the department has said that tickets will range from
R140 to R300 for a one-way trip, depending on
distance from the host city.
Spectators looking for alternatives to the
department’s service will find bus operators
charging between R75 and R189 for a one-way
trip from Grahamstown to Port elizabeth on
the day before the first match at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.
Local taxi operators are expected to
charge anywhere between R50 and R100 for
a trip to Port elizabeth during the World Cup,
depending on demand.
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OPINION/MOTORING
Watch out! It’s a
motor car
Geoffrey Embling
O
ne thing I noticed when I was in Britain is that the drivers
there are considerate, patient and law abiding. However,
drivers in South Africa are rather inconsiderate, impatient
and disregard the law. Although there is a lot more traffic and
congestion in Britain, there will always be someone who will stop
or slow down to let you into a lane, and pedestrians have priority. The principle of “do unto others” is generally followed on the
roads there.
Motorcars sure are very dangerous pieces of equipment.
Many people are unaware of the power in their hands and oblivious to Newton’s scientific laws of motion in their hurry to get
somewhere.
For example, a car travelling at 80km/h (once braking starts)
takes 52.7milliseconds to come to a complete stop. At 100km/h,
the stopping distance increases to 77.7m and at 120 km/h it
takes the same car 107.5m to stop. This speed to distance ratio grows exponentially the faster you go. This invites a review of
Newton’s first law of motion, that objects in motion tend to remain
in motion and resist stopping, so the faster an object travels, the
more it resists stopping.
These computations are based on dry roads, however on wet
roads there is much less friction and the stopping distances grow
exponentially, which makes the combination of speed and wet
roads lethal. I used to regard these statistics as primarily for other
people until I experienced the full extent of Newton’s first law on a
wet road in Scotland in 2005. You just skid and nothing will stop
you except another vehicle, a tree, ditch or a barrier – in my case.
It is a terrible feeling to be completely out of control and it’s not
worth any amount of time saved by hurrying or speeding.
South Africa has one of the highest traffic accident fatality rates in
the world, costing the country around R16-billion per year. Presently
14 560 people are killed each year (40 per day) and about
620 000 crashes occur each year. A person is killed every 48
minutes in South Africa according to drivealive.org.za. In the UK,
on the other hand, between 3 200 and 3 500 people are killed by
vehicle accidents each year, with only 247 780 recorded crashes
in 2008.
These statistics become even more ludicrous when we take
the population of the UK and South Africa into account: there are
around 61.4 million people in the UK as opposed to about 48.5
million people in South Africa and 9 533 444 million vehicles in
South Africa (at the end of 2009) as opposed to almost 33 million
vehicles in the UK. So the UK has over three times as many vehicles on its congested roads and has less than a quarter as many
fatal crashes as we do.
The speed and recklessness with which we drive on our relatively uncongested and open roads is what kills us. We live in a
semi-Wild West culture where going over the speed limit or overtaking on a blind rise is considered as normal. I believe South
Africa would do very well to adopt the speed limits and strict laws
of other countries, and when we do, we will see our accident rate
decreasing exponentially.
Geoffrey Embling is a Maths teacher at Mary Waters
High School
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Citi
2009 TenaCiti 1.4i, Radio/CD, Mag Wheels
2009 Citi Xcite 1.4i, Radio/CD, Mag Wheels
2008 Citi Rox 1.6i, Radio/CD, Mag Wheels
Polo
2009 Polo 1.4i Comfortline
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2004 Polo 1.4i, A/C, Mag Wheels
New Shape Polo
2010 Polo 1.6i Comfortline, Park Dist. Control
2010 Polo 1.4i Comfortline, Park Dist. Control
14 500km R 77 900
15 700km R 89 900
22 000km R 85 000
13 500km R142 900
14 500km R159 900
22 000km R119 900
85 000km R109 900
88 600km R 79 000
DEMOS
2010 TOYOTA VERSO 160S
2009 TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID
2009 TOYOTA YARIS T3 A/C
USED PASSENGER
2009 TOYOTA COROLLA 130
2009 TOYOTA YARIS T3+
2009 VW POLO CLASSIC 1.6 T/LINE
2009 VW POLO 1.4I H/B T/LINE
2008 VW TRANSPORT BUS 2.5 LWB
2008 TOYOTA YARIS T3+
2007 OPEL ASTRA ESSENTIA 1.4
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Warren Henry 083 391 1177
Headman Ndwendwe
082 434 5310
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fax
046 622 7282
80 - point mechanical check.
Two-year / unlimited km warranty.*
Mileage certified.
Ownership guaranteed.
Full service history.
7-day exchange plan.
*Advertised warranty is not included in the advertised prices
Golf 5
2007 Golf 5 1.6i Comfortline, Sunroof
MPV’s
2008 Touran 1.9TDi Trendline Man. Towbar
2006 Touareg 3.0L TDi,
Air Suspension, Sunroof
Quality Used
2008 Isuzu KB 240 LE, A/C, Torneau Cover
2005 BMW 320i A/T (E90)
2005 BMW X3 3.0d A/T
2004 Passat 1.8T Highline
6 000km R189 000
7 000km R169 900
Manager’s Special:
R154 900
R142 500
R152 000
R132 900
R253 900
R116 900
R109 900
2008 TOYOTA HILUX 3.0 D-4D D CAB (4X2)
2008 MITSUBISHI COLT 2.0 PETROLLWB
2007 TOYOTA HILUX 2.7 VVTI D.CAB (4X2)
2007 NISSAN HARDBODY 3.0TDI SE
2004 TOYOTA TOYOTA HI LUX 3.0D 4X4 S/C
2003 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 4.2 D 9 SEATER
GAMEVIEWER
2002 TOYOTA HILUX 3.0DE 4X4 S/C
R249 900
R 94 900
R209 900
R119 900
R119 900
R160 000
R 104 900
NB: Please not we have moved our used
car lot due to renovations to opposite the
service department
GM KENRICH
34 000km
R219 900
68 000km
R399 000
74 000km
98 500km
96 000km
126 600km
R149 900
R159 900
R259 900
R114 900
18 AFRICAN STREET
046 622 7312
USED LDVS
2010 ISUZU KB300D-TEQ D/CAB 4X4
R340 000
2009 ISUZU KB250D-TEQ D/CAB 4X2
R259 900
2009 ISUZU KB250D-TEQ D/CAB 4X2
R239 900
2004 ISUZU KB300TDI LWB LX
R 99 900
USED CARS
SPECIALS:
NEW CHEVROLET SPARK 800 BASE
NOW ONLY R77 700.00
NEW CHEVROLET AVEO 1.6 LS
(HATCHBACK & SEDAN)
NOW ONLY R138 000.00
22 000km R159 900
2008 VW POLO CLASSIC 140I Sedan
R114 900
2008 VW CITI SPORT 140I
R 64 900
2006 CHEVROLET AVEO 1.5 LS H/Back 5dr
R 68 900
2005 OPEL ASTRA 1.6 ESSENTIA H/Back 5dr R 95 900
24-HR BREAKDOWN SERVICE
082 557 4706
11 500km R329 900
39 000km R429 900
Market Square Volkswagen
Garry Botha Cell: 082 926 6637
Bayanda Mkonto: 082 360 8258
R235 900
R279 900
R136 900
NEW ISUZU KB300D-TEQ D/CAB 4X2
NOW ONLY R310 000.00
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NOW ONLY R345 000.00
Many More To
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2009 Volkswagen CC 2.0L TDi DSG
2007 Touareg 3.0 V6 TDi Tiptronic, Rear Mounted Spare, Sunroof
Cnr Bertram Street, Grahamstown, 6140
USED COMMERCIAL
SETTLER CITY TOYOTA
TEL: 046 622 7017
Tel: 046 622 2302
Wayne Weber Cell:083 255 8783
Luyanda Nika Cell:072 774 4455
SPEARHEADÊ Ê 041-5811175
Mastercars
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POWERED BY THE PEOPLE... A bus parked in High Street yesterday seems to be fully kitted and ready for the World Cup.
Photo: Aslam Seedat
We make the Dif ference
Contact : Dean Kent 082 573 3379
Richard Axe 082 788 2794
Genean Mardon 072 044 8533
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Friday, 14 May 2010
1. PERSONAL
Death
HOLLICK - ROY
Passed away 07/05/2010
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
Peter, Helen & Family.
Found
BLACK Telefunken Hi-Fi System
found in Hill Street area in
March 2010.
KEYS found on corner of
Lawrence and George Street,
Friday 7th of May. Claim from
Grocott’s reception.
Health & Beauty
PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Sports, Spinal &
General Practice
Med aids accepted
Mark Anderson
BSc(Hons)
079 381 4466
046 603 2314
LUXOLO MATEBESE
is not an employee of
the Old Gaol
Backpackers.
Room 15 EPBS
Building Cnr of 87 High & Hill Street
Furniture
KNOWLES AUCTIONS
Duly instructed by the executors of the estate late Miss
NPC Mathie we shall submit
by public auction at 2 Ayliff Street,Grahamstown on
Wednesday 19 May 2010 at
10: am
Items for sale : Assorted costume jewellery, two dining
room suites (oak), one desk,
assorted old chairs, exercise
machine, Imbuia ball & claw
display cabinet, wing-back
lounge suite, occasional tables, TV and video machine,
barley-twist standard lamp,
fire-screens, set of cluster
tables, carpets, old radiogram, 4 plastic chairs, oak
bedroom suite, old towel
racks, heater, stool/ ladder,
oregon tables, corner stand,
2 wall-units, hot-tray, leaded
window bookcase, oak chest
of drawers, magazine stands,
electric organ, compactum,
chest of drawers, oak book
case, hospital bed, folding
bed, old linen cupboard, grass
table, washing machine, oak
dressing table, old wooden
kitchen table. Sundries too
numerous to mention
Auctioneer’s Note : there are
a fair amount of collectables
amongst sundries and all furniture is in good condition
Viewing : Tuesday 18 May
between 2 & 4pm or morning
of sale
Enquiries : Mike on 073 2648
845 or 046 636 1137
Health Shop
3. SALES & SERVICES
NOW IN STOCK
Books & Stationery
EUREKA MILLS
Phone Shirley Robinson @ Alpha
Debt Counselling on
082 083 5709 or 046 622 8064.
y
Bu
Lost
AND
KEYS on a ring with a brass tag
reading “ Classy Lady” all in a
small black leather purse. Lost
late afternoon Friday 30 April
in Somerset Street next to High
Corner. REWARD OFFERED.
Contact reception at Grocott’s.
2. ANOUNCEMENTS
Notices
AA PROTEA GROUP. Antic Hall,
7.30pm Monday nights. 22 Albany
Road, next to New Apostolic Church.
Cell: John 071 984 1379. Wilfred
073 292 6057 and Antony 082
682 1234. If anyone, anywhere
reaches out for help we want the
hand of the AA to be there.
www.grocotts.co.za
Call 046 622 5668 or visit
us in Anglo-African Street
for a free quotation
Jewellery
b
iqu
es & Collecta
2A Cawood Street
(Up the road from Village Green)
Tel: 046 622 5171
70 High Street
Grahamstown
Tel/Fax 046 622 3115
BIRITE
27 Bathurst Street
Telephone 622 2983
Buyers & Sellers of
• New and Secondhand
Furniture
The Knock Shop
Cottage Furniture
Antiques
2nd Hand Furniture
Furniture Removals
etc.
TEL: 622 3473
CELL: 072 399 1678
Services Offered
[email protected]
Telefax: 046 622 4121
2 Cobden Street (next to Metro
Cash & carry
FENCING
All types of fencing
requirements including
Palisade fencing.
1. Cylinder head tune-up
2. Skimming include
manifolds
3. Pressure testing
GENERAL
ENGINEERING
Gardening
GRASS CUTTING. Once-off
cuts, Refuse removal, Tree felling/Pruning, Hedge trimmimg,
Painting and water tank installations. 082 696 6831/071
897 6569.
1. Boundary walls with fixture
2. Painting
3. Plumbing
4. Paving
Home Maintenance
BUILDING WORKS
M&J
MAINTENANCE
Roof, Plumbing,
gutters, renovations,
building, painting.
Cell: 083 423 8370
or 082 927 5305
BOOKS
STATIONERY
Rhodes UniveRsity,
schools,
BUsinesses &
GeneRal PUBlic
• Engraving
• Watch & Jewellery
Repairs
Miscellaneous Wanted
AUTOMATIVE
ENGINEERING
1. Repair to farm implements
2. Steel structures
3. Sliding gates - burglar bars
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129 High St 6223549
Electic gates, burglar bars,
pallisade fencing, VESAapproved car alarms/
immobilisers/gearlocks
ers & Seller
Stoneground Flour
Peppergrove Mall
Phone/Fax: 046 636 1496
“For all your access control
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Mobile Auto Valet Service
Carpets/Upholstery/Windows
Household/Office Cleaning
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bentwoods
A
IAN and Annette Knott-Craig
are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter
Tarryn to Donovan Daniels,
son of Joy and John.
Before they repossess
your furniture...
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Engagement
Security
les
HACKSLEY Violet
died on 12 May, aged 94.
Dearly loved. Funeral in Trinity
Presbyterian Church, Monday
17 May, 10h30.
Finance
•CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
•FLOOR STRIPPING
& SEALING
•CAR VALET
Hospice would be grateful for any donations of
clothing and linen. We
can collect!
Contact:
046 -622 9661 or
Deliver to
15 Milner Street
Pets
FAIRBAIRN
KENNELS
& CATTERY
Tel: 046 622 3527
Cell: 082 552 3829
For Well Cared-for,
Happy Pets
DOGS.ETC
Dennis van der Merwe
TRELLIDOR
AGENT
Tel: 082 657 3719
Swimming Pools
EAST CAPE POOLS
For everything your pool needs.
• Construction and
Fibre-glassing - Design your
own pool.
• Pre-moulded fibre-glass
moulds - 24 to choose from.
• Repairs - Re-fibre-glass and
re-paint your old pool.
• Pool maintenance contracts.
• Pumps, filters, heaters, pool
covers, etc.
All materials are SABS approved.
Emile 073 321 9944
We manufacture the
widest range
of quality affordable
fiberglass swimming &
splash pool shells and
offer installation
throughout the Eastern
Cape.
DIY KITS AVAILABLE
046 624 2128 /
082 719 5285
Philip or Melinda Smit
www.hitecpools.co.za
Puppy Socialisation
AND Basic Obedience Classes
With a qualified trainer and
behaviourist
Starting 22 May 2010
For more information phone:
Trainer: Leigh-Ann (CO4; COAPE)
083-3521936
Behaviourist: Henriette (Ethol.
Cons.) 082-7814281
076 373 5444
Driving Schools
Classic Blinds
7 Beadle Street, Grahamstown
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ALBANY DRIVING SCHOOL.
083 468 0887 046 622 5634
133 High Street, Grahamstown.
Office Hours After Hours
Telefax 046 622 3211 for
For Professional and
professional driving lessons.
Driving
School
(24 hrs)
Mike
082 430 9855
WIN A CORSA
BAKKIE!
Affordable Blinds
Venetian Blinds / Vertical Blinds
Grass & Bamboo Blinds
Repairs to Blinds
We render services in and
around Grahamstown/Port
Alfred/Kenton-on-Sea etc
For free quotations contact Bennie
FREE Deep-clean of mattresses
with above
12:42 PM
The Sunshine
Cleaning
Company
Cell: 082 820 5598
Tel: 046 622 3937
Personal Supervision
• Carpets • Upholstery
• Windows • Office Valet
• Car Valet
• Maid service - supervised
Commercial and Domestic
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4. EMPLOYMENT
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classifieds 1. Personal 2. Announcements 3. Sales & Services 4. Employment 5. Accommodation 6. Property 8. Motoring 9. Legals
Friday, 14 May 2010
Opportunity for full-time,
qualified beauty
therapist, with
managerial abilities, at
health hydro.
The successful candidate
will be an enthusiastic, selfdriven person with own
transportation.
Email / Fax CV by 31 May:
[email protected]
086 218 4507
IKAMVALESIZWE
COMBINED
SCHOOL
Invites applicants for the
following vacancy
A temporary post
for an educator for
commerce subjects:
• GET PHASE - EMS
• FET - BUSINESS
STUDIES
Applications to be sent to:
The Principal
PO Box 13
KENTON-ON-SEA
6191
or to be handed in to the
school at
2722 Hoyi Street,
Ekuphumleni,
KENTON-ON-SEA
Deadline: 20 May 2010
FRONTLINE BANK TELLERS
Long Term Assignment
Grahamstown
Minimum requirements are : Matric (Maths or Accounting)
 Credit and criminal clearance
 Flexible to work between
weekdays when required and
Saturdays
 Reliable or own transport
Fax CV to 086 5117 519 or
e-mail [email protected]
SOMERSET PLACE
SOCIETY
Our Frail Care
requires a
STAFF NURSE
Night Shift: Full time/
Part time/Call
MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:
Certificate of Enrolment with the
South African Nursing Council
as an Enrolled Nurse
Interested persons should email
their CVs to
[email protected]
or fax them to 046-622 9654
For further enquiries, please contact
Mrs E Botha on 046-622 6127
Employment Wanted
HARD workibg reliable & honest
man looking for a job. Preferably
painting and building job. Good
references. Please contact:
084 288 9342.
5. ACCOMMODATION
8. MOTORING
9. LEGALS
Accommodation
Offered
Motoring Sales
SALE IN
EXECUTION
ALL facilities available in
serviced rooms. Phone 046
622 4464. HELEN WALLACE
ESTATE AGENT.
1998 Silver Volvo S70 for sale,
very good condition R49 500.
Contact 082 343 7556.
Accommodation
Wanted
EITHER entire house or separate entrance required 17th
June - 5 July. Reasonable rates
Phone 082 808 4300.
To Let
OLD Settler House at Manley
Flats, close to Port Alfred tar
road and on Eskom elec. Suitable for shop or hive. HELEN
WALLACE ESTATE AGENT
046 622 4464
2 lovely one bedroom flats
a stone’s throw away from
town on the Highlands road.
Fully/Semi-furnished & newly
renovated. R3 200 & R3 400.
Various options.
Urgently wanted:
I have a number of tenants
requiring 2 and 3 bedroom
properties to rent.
SEAN 082 859 2799
PAM GOLDING
PROPERTIES TO LET:
3 Bdr Hse: R8800/month
Incl. 2 bathrooms, garden flat
3 Bdr Hse: R 8500/month
incl. 3 bathrooms, secure
village, under floor heating,
stove, double garage
3 Bdr Hse: R 6500/month
Incl. Hi Tec, water and garden
service
2 Bdr Hse: R6000/month
Incl. 2 en-suite bathrooms,
garden cottage, Hi-Tec
3 Bdr flat: R5500/month
Incl. 1½ bathrooms and stove
2 Bdr flat: R5000/month
Incl. Off-str parking, stove &
fridge
2 Bdr flat: R4800/month
Incl. Off-str parking, stove &
fridge
1 Rm: R 2500/month
Incl. Hi Tec, garden service,
shared W & E
1 Rm : R 1870/month
Incl. Hi Tec, shared W & E
Contact: Adrian Frost
046 622 2778 or
083 556 7481
COMFORTABLE HOME. New
wall to wall carpets. 3 Bed
with lounge/diningroom.
Hi-Tec and pre-paid electricity.
Well positioned. R4 000 per
month. Phone HELEN
WALLACE ESTATE AGENT
046 622 4464
ONE cottage, one flat in same
garden on beautiful farm,
10km Grahamstown. R1 000
per month each Eskom meter.
Phone 083 962 5539.
Motoring Services
PARKHILL
MOTORS
YOUR VOLKSIE SPECIALISTS
046 622 2978
082 730 1527
083 760 0576
MIKE & GRANT
REPAIR & SERVICE
ALL MAKES OF CARS
IN THE EASTERN CAPE HIGH
COURT, GRAHAMSTOWN
(REPUBLIC OF SOUTH
AFRICA)
Case No: 3450/2009
In the matter between:
NEDBANK LIMITED
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
NEDCOR BANK LIMITED
Plaintiff
and
DAJO PROPERTIES CC
1st Defendant
STEVE YIEKE AJULU
2nd Defendant
ROK AJULU
3rd Defendant
A Sale in Execution of the undermentioned property is to be held without
reserve at the Magistrate’s Court,
High Street, Grahamstown on 28
May 2010 at 12h30.
Full Conditions of Sale
can be inspected at the offices of
the Sheriff of the High Court, Grahamstown at 60 Atherstone Road.
Port Alfred, and will also be read
out by the Sheriff prior to the sale in
execution.
The Execution Creditor, Sheriff and/
or Plaintiff’s Attorneys do not give any
warranties with regard to any of the
descriptions and/or improvements.
Property:
1. Remainder erf 4476 Grahamstown; in the Makana Municipality;
Division of Albany; Eastern Cape
Province; Measuring 189 Square
metres; held by deed of transfer No.
T 103652/2003;
2. Erf 4477 Grahamstown; in the
Makana Municipality; Division
of Albany; Eastern Cape Province; measuring 243 square
metres; held by deed of transfer
No.T103652/2003
(also known as 3 Market Street,
Grahamstown)
Zoned: Residential
Improvements: 6 Bedrooms, Dining
room, Kitchen, 1 Toilet, Lounge
Dated at PRETORIA on March 25,
2010
ADAMS & ADAMS
PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEYS
Adams & Adams Place
1140 Prospect Street
Hatfield, PRETORIA
PO Box 1014
Ref: LJO/nt/FN267/09
Tel: 012-481 1500
SALE IN
EXECUTION
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Case No. 1380/06
In the Magistrates Court for
the District of ALBANY held at
GRAHAMSTOWN
In the matter between
MAKANA MUNICIPALITY
Judgement Creditor
and
MISILE COLLINS SONGONGO
Judgement Debtor
KINDLY TAKE NOTICE that a sale
in execution of the undermentioned goods will be held:
Date: 28 May 2010
Place: Steps of the Magistrate
Court, Grahamstown
Time: 11.00am.
GOODS
1X Bantam Bakkie, Reg. No.
CNJ089EC.
TERMS: CASH
Dated at Grahamstown this 31
March 2010.
WHITESIDES
Judgement Creditor’s Attorneys
53 African Street
Grahamstown 6139
Ref: COLLS/T VLOTMAN/
ZC6028
SALE IN
EXECUTION
SALE IN
EXECUTION
Case No. 223/2009
IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALBANY HELD AT GRAHAMSTOWN
In the matter between:
PHOENIX ROLLER MILLS
Execution Creditor
and
D ABRAHAMS
Execution Debtor
Case No 459/09
IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALBANY HELD AT GRAHAMSTOWN
In the matter between
MAKANA MUNICIPALITY
Judgement Creditor
and
PRINCE, CLYDE IGNATIUS in
his capacity as a Director of
ALBANY LOUNGE (PTY) LTD
1st Judgement Debtor
STUURMAN, DENNIS MATTHEW in his capacity as a
Director of ALBANY LOUNGE
(PTY) LTD
2nd Judgement Debtor
KINDLY TAKE NOTICE THAT a
sale in execution of the undermentioned goods will be held:
Date: 28 May 2010
Place: The Steps of the Magistrate’s Court, High Street,
Grahamstown
at 11:00
GOODS
1X Volvo Reg No DGG 685 EC
1XOPEL RECORD REG NO CDJ
689 EC
KINDLY TAKE NOTICE THAT in
terms of judgement granted on
20th day of April 2009, in the
Grahamstown Magistrate’s
Court and a warrant of execution issued thereafter, a sale
in execution of the undermentioned goods will be held on
Friday 28 May 2010 in front
of the Magistrate’s Court,
High Street, Grahamstown at
11h30,
CONSISTING OF:
1X Caravan (Caravelle) Registration Number: CBV
267 EC
to the highest bidder
Dated at GRAHAMSTOWN on
this 23rd day of April 2010.
NEVILLE BORMAN & BOTHA
Execution Creditor’s Attorneys
22 Hill Street
GRAHAMSTOWN 6139
PO Box 38
GRAHAMSTOWN 6140
Tel No.: 046 622 7200.
Fax No.: 046 622 7885
Ref: L Fourie/13/PHO1/
0073/COLL
SALE IN
EXECUTION
Case No. 2211/05
In the Magistrate’s Court for
the District of Albany held at
Grahamstown
In the matter between
MAKANA MUNICIPALITY
Judgement Creditor
and
NOMALUNGELO PATRICIA
PLATYI
Judgement Debtor
KINDLY TAKE NOTICE THAT a
sale in execution of the undermentioned goods will be held:
Date: 28 May 2010
Place: Steps of the Magistrate’s Court, Grahamstown,
6139
Time: 11:00
GOODS
1XFridge
1XTelevision
1XLounge Suite
TERMS: CASH
Dated at GRAHAMSTOWN this
24 March 2010
WHITESIDES
Judgement Creditor’s
Attorneys
53 African Street
Grahamstown
6139
Ref: COLLS/T VLOTMAN/
Z07014
www.grocotts.co.za
TERMS: CASH
Dated at Grahamstown this
08 February 2010
WHITESIDES
Judgement Creditor’s
Attorneys
53 African Street
Grahamstown 6139
Ref: COLLS/S STEYN/Z08833
SALE IN
EXECUTION
Case No. 1380/6
In the Magistrate’s Court for
the District of ALBANY held at
GRAHAMSTOWN
In the matter between
MAKANA MUNICIPALITY
Judgement Creditor
and
MISILE COLLINS SONGONGO
Judgement Debtor
KINDLY TAKE NOTICE THAT a
sale in execution of the undermentioned goods will be held:
Date:28 May 2010
Place: Steps of the Magistrate’s Court, Grahamstown
TIme: 11:00AM
GOODS
1X Bantam Bakkie White,
Reg. No. CNJ 089 EC
TERMS: CASH
Dated at GRAHAMSTOWN this
31 March 2010
WHITESIDES
Judgement Creditor’s
Attorneys
53 African Street
Grahamstown
6139
Ref: COLLS/TVLOTMAN/
ZC6028
For repair of wheelchairs, contact the
Society for the Physically
Disabled, Day Hospital
Grounds
Tel: 046 622 5359
Grocott’s Mail Friday, 14 May 2010
Sport
Who will it be?
SaSkia kuiper
T
he race is on to find
Rhodes
University's
Sports Personalities of
the year. Every year Rhodes
sports clubs are able to nominate two members they feel
worthy of the title Sport Personality of the Year.
The event, held by Rhodes
University Sports Admin,
promises a clean but competitive fight to the finish.
Nominees present themselves to a panel of judges who
score them according to criteria such as passion, involvement, service and leadership
skills. In accordance with the
award's title, however, nominees are judged mainly on their
personalities, confidence and
people skills. This year’s judges
are Candice Christie, senior
lecturer in the Rhodes HKE
Department; Tim Dold, managing director of PG Glass; and
CRAZY CANOEING...Claire Braithwaite, a nominee from the
Rhodes Canoe Club is said to be a fun, outgoing and friendly
member of the club. Always ready to help and constantly
keeping a smile on everyone's faces. Photo: Supplied
Schalk van der Merwe, manager of the Rat & Parrot.
After a five-minute interview with each judge, the applicants are scored and two
winners are selected. Their
names will be announced at
the PG Glass Sports Personality of the Year evening, held in
the Old Mutual Pavilion (OMP)
Lounge at Sports Admin on
12 August. Winners receive a
sculpted glass trophy, sponsored by PG Glass. Last year's
winners were Tessa Poulos for
aquatics and James Dillon for
canoeing.
Each year's dress-up
Flying win for Swallows
andile nayika
SWALLOWS and Paterson Rugby Football Club competed in an Eastern Province Rugby Union Wellman Haremse
Super League match on Saturday at the
Rhodes University Great Field.
Swallows were the first to go on the
attack, and in the opening minutes Glenville Lewis broke through to score a try
putting the home side in an early lead.
Shortly after, outside centre Hilton Fillies
ran 20 metres cutting through the Paterson defence to score the second try for
Swallows. In the 20th minute Paterson
replied with a try.
Lewis scored another try for
Swallows, when he out-sprinted the opposition from his own 22 meters. Minutes
before half-time Paterson scored a try
and succeeded with a penalty kick, taking
the half time score to 21–15 to Swallows.
In the 50th minute Swallows were awarded a penalty which inside center David
Goliath successfully kicked over, before
Paterson scored a try that tightened the
score to 24-22 to Swallows. The home side
declared its victory in the last 10 minutes
theme provides just about as
much entertainment as the
announcement of the actual
award. Last year’s theme was
IPL and candidates dressed
to-a-tee. This year's theme is
Proudly South African, in the
spirit of the World Cup.
Starting today, Grocott's
Mail will feature each nominee over the next few weeks.
This week's nominee is Claire
Braithwaite.
Braithwaite has been a
committed member of the
Rhodes Canoe Club for three
years and is said to be a welcome and fun companion
on the water. Rhodes Canoe
Club members say, “The long
drives to canoe races are often spent listening to Braith
regale us with funny stories
and anecdotes. I cannot imagine a better candidate for
Rhodes Sports Personality
2010 than our very own Claire
Braithwaite.”
when center Goliath cut through Paterson’s defence like a hot knife through butter, to score the last try of the match.
The game ended Swallows 31–22 to
Paterson. Swallows played well with their
backline, while the pack was missing big
guns like Roy Francis, Boetie Pogter,
Aiden Stevens, Koning Abrahams and
Stebo Hopshire.
Other scores:
Swallows 1st reserves gave the Paterson
1st reserves no room to breathe as Swallows reserves won 36–5. Swallows 2nds
beat Paterson 2nds 17-12
Fabulous fishing in full force
SaSkia kuiper
ANGLERS weighed in with
good sized Cape Stumpnose,
Kob and Spotted Grunter at
this month's hit Kowie River
Fishing competition. The
event, hosted by the Port Alfred River and Ski Boat Club,
has been running for three
years. Chairman of the club,
Bruce Gie, says this month’s
competition was a success
with twenty anglers participating, including a few new faces
from Rhodes University Flyfishing Club and the surrounding areas. Gie urges people to
enter, “My challenge to all of
you is to get as many people as
possible to take place in next
month's competition. Let’s aim
to make it the biggest Port Alfred River Competition so far.”
The competition series was
started by a group of fishermen
who enjoyed fishing together
every month. The series will
take place each year and will
consist of twelve monthly competitions, with prizes to be won
for the heaviest fish and bag, as
well as lucky draw prizes.
Gie hopes to attract more
ladies and juniors to take part
in the competition. The competition extends throughout
the year, and prizes will be
awarded to consistent competitors for the heaviest total bags
(kilograms) throughout the
series. Thus far Gie is heading
the race with a total of 18.6 kilograms.
Results for the weekend competition are as follows:
Heaviest Kob: Dave Drennan
– 7.9kg.
Heaviest Grunter: Wayne
Barnard – 2.6kg
2nd Heaviest Grunter: Patrick
du Preez – 1.8kg
Heaviest Stumpnose: Leo du
Preez - 0.6kg
Heaviest bag: Bruce Gie –
3.6kg
2nd heaviest bag: Mark Burgess – 2.2kg
There are seven competitions still to be held this year
with the next one happening
on 5 June 2010. Entrance is R50
and includes a breakfast.
Gie welcomes everyone to
the event, “Wives, husbands
and friends are always welcome to join in at the prize giving and breakfast for and extra
R25 per person.”
Entries can be made at
Sunny Sport in Port Alfred or
contact them at 046 624 1683.
Dates for upcoming competitions are 3 July, 7 August, 4
September, 2 October, 6 November and 11 December.
Bruce Gie can be contacted
regarding any questions at
082 809 3392 or emailed at
[email protected]
Frith is EP 21km veteran champ
Staff reporter
THE André van Coller Memorial Run, incorporating the Eastern Province 21km
Championships, took place in and around
the Eastern Province Command Army
Base in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The fast and flat course took runners
from the base through the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University before returning to the back of the base for the last half
of the run.
Frith van der Merwe of Run/Walk
For Life Athletics Club proved she is still
worthy of a spot among the top women
runners in the province when she won
the veteran (40 to 49) age category in a
time of 1 hour 30 minutes 50 seconds.
Van der Merwe placed sixth overall in the
women’s field. Two weeks earlier, van der
Merwe won the women's section of the
Bruintjieshoogte 25km in Somerset East.
Van der Merwe received a race gold
medal for finishing among the top ten
women, and was awarded an Eastern
Province gold medal as veteran champion, and a sure spot in the EP side to take
part in the upcoming SA 21km championships to be held in Port Elizabeth. Her club
mate, Terri-Lynn Penney ran her personal
best time over the 21km event in her attempt to make the EP senior women’s
team for the SA champs. Penney finished
as the fourth women with a time of 1:28:44.
Thembinkosi Ndyogolo of Nedbank
Running Club was the first local home in
1:13:09, also finishing as the second veteran. Overall race winner was Rodney
Prins (Mr Price EP) in 1:04:10 while women’s winner was Ntombesintu Mfunzi (Mr
Price) in 1:16:30.
Grahamstown results at the EP 21km
champs. (655 finishers).
22. Thembinkosi Ndyogolo (Nedbank Running Club) 1:13:09, 69. Welcome Jela (Run/
Walk For Life Athletics Club) 1:24:34. 108,
Terri-Lynn Penney (Run/Walk For Life)
1:28:44, 126. Frith van der Merwe (Run/
Walk For Life) 1:30:50, 127. Stephen Penney (Run/Walk For Life) 1:30:51, 143. John
Galela (Run/Walk For Life) 1:32:08, 217.
Thoko Sipungu (Rhodes University Athletics Club) 1:40:06, 322. Brian Bannatyne
(Albany Road runners) 1:51:04, 410. Bronwyn Mothapo (Rhodes) 1:58:12, 449. Nicola Craig (Rhodes) 2:02:11, 452. Kirsten
Huysamen (Rhodes) 2:02:17.
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Sport in brief
Kingswood win
The Kingswood College 3rd XV played a rugby match against
Ukhanyo Secondary School 1st XV in Alexandria recently.
Kingswood won 12–5 against the Ukhanyo first team, while
the Kingswood 5th team beat the Ukhanyo second team 8–5.
The games were played in good spirit and, as the results
suggest, were both closely contested. They were enjoyed not
only by the playe=rs but by a large and appreciative crowd.
Graemian ranked fifth
Chumani Somyalo of Graeme College recently took part in
the South African U16 Squash Ranking Tournament. After
three days of matches versus the best in the country, Somyalo was ranked at number five (out of 24 players) in the B
division after he won two of his five matches. Somyalo is still
an U15 player.
EC netball trials
Four DSG netball girls will be taking part in the Eastern
Cape netball trials. They are Amy Tearle, Kuku Karekaho,
Aviwe Ntshangase and Inge-Mari Luttig.
Victoria Girls’ High School results
Squash
VG 1 vs DSG 2 (Simoné Coetzee lost 1-3, Chantelle May lost
0-3, Amber Higgitt lost 0-3, Simone Futter lost 0-3, Marné
Mostert won 3-0).
Netball vs Cambridge
U14A lost 1-17, U14B lost 5-9, U16A lost 10-16, U16B lost 7-17,
U19A lost 9-45, U19 lost 9-17.
Hockey vs Cambridge
1st lost 0-2, 2nds lost 0-1, 3rds lost 0-6, U16A won 3-2, U16B
won 1-0.
Hockey vs St Dominics
2nds lost 0-4, U16A won 7-1.
Squash vs Port Alfred High School
VG 2 vs PAHS
Amy Jackson-Moss lost 0-3, Vivienne Dames lost 0-3,
Stephanie Whitehorn lost 0-3, Nicole Wilson lost 0-3, Nicole
Richards lost 1-3.
Squash vs SAC
VG 2 vs SAC
Amy Jackson-Moss lost 0-3, Vivienne Dames lost 0-3,
Stephanie Whitehorn lost 0-3, Nicole Wilson lost 0-3, Nicole
Richards lost 0-3.
Five medals
Grahamstown-born Tim Stones represented Boland at the
South African Masters Athletics Championships in Bellville,
where he competed in five events. Stones missed out on the
European Deaf Cross-Country Championships, due to the
Icelandic volcanic ash saga, and was determined to give it
his best at his first experience of a South African National
Championship. “The whole weekend felt surreal, and amazing,” said Stones. He said that a great feature of Masters Athletics is also the friendships being formed among all athletes
of all provinces, inbetween the intensity of the competition.
Stones won bronze in the 800m, and then won silver in the 5
000m, both on the first day. The following day he competed
in his favourite track distance, the 10 000m, winning the gold
medal, and South African title (30-34 age-group). Two hours
and 30 minutes later, he won bronze in the 1500m. Stones
also competed in the Boland B team in the 4 by 100m relay.
Rhodes trials
Times recorded at the Rhodes University Athletics Club time
trial last week: 4km - Thoko Sipungu 14:51 (personal best),
Antonio Blom 16:17, Bronywn Mathopo 20:10 (Pb), Caroline
Ross 20:20 (pb), Steve Baines 20:46 (pb), Cynthia Ngwenya
21:03, Lianne Riley 21:04, Pete Gaertner 21:11.
8km - Kirsten Huysamen 41:45, Madeleine Du Toit 43:16 (pb),
Mike Irwin 45:03.
Run/Walk time trial
Results from the Run/Walk For Life Athletics Club time
trial, held every Thursday from the Graeme College Junor
Field at 5.30pm and open to all. 4km - Basie Boneparte 14.24,
Carriot Galela 14.38, Welcome Jela 15.20, Stefan Uys 15.25,
Matthew Archer 15.30, Dylan Ramsay 15.50, Mlamli Klaas
15.57, Terri-Lynn Penney 15.58, Connor Roberts 17.05, Chris
Gerber 17.13, John Galela 17.39, Bukho Kagoro 18.08, Bryce
Bosman 18.11, Bruce Blaine 18.17, Sifiso Mkhabela 19.06,
Rodney Avutia 19.07, John van Onselen 20.00, Colin Meyer
20.30, Lawrence Ferreira 21.03, Sylvester Appollis 21.04,
Mike Loewe 21.16, Peter du Toit 21.30.
DSG sport
The following DSG pupils were selected for the Eastern
Province U16 and U18 hockey teams
U18A: Angela Ruck and Kim Tessendorf.
U16A: Lauren Graven, Kelsey Horne, Caitlin Dugmore and
Nikki Smith.
U16B: Sarah Croxton and Tayla Thompson.
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Tissue Box Covers
Assorted tablecloths
Aprons, towels.
3 Piece bathroom
sets
Duvet sets
3/4 blankets
Polar fleece material
for winter warmth
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SPORTS DIARY
SATURDAY 15 MAY
RUGBY EPRU Adams Cup:
Rhodes University vs Humansdorp United at Rhodes
Great Field, 2nds at 1pm, 1st
reserves at 2.10pm and 1sts at
3.30pm.
Grahamstown Brumbies vs Evergreen at the Albany Sports Club,
2nds at 1pm, 1 st reserves at
2.10pm and 1sts at 3.30pm.
Kingswood seniors vs Port Rex
at Kingswood from 9am, 1sts on
City Lords at 2pm.
St Andrew’s vs Queens at St
Andrew’s from 8.30am, 1st team
at 2.30pm on Lower.
HOCKEY Kingswood seniors vs
Collegiate at Kingswood from
8am, 1sts at 11.30am on City
Lords Astro.
TENNIS Bathurst and Districts
LTA tennis – Grahamstown vs
Southwell at the Grahamstown
Tennis Club.
GOLF GBS Mutual Bank 4 ball alliance (2 to count every hole), as
well as the GBS women’s open.
ROAD RUNNING Run/Walk For
life Athletics Club long run. Meet
at Wimpy parking at 6.30am for
a 20km run.
SUNDAY 16 MAY
HOCKEY EP Men’s Premier
league – Rhodes 1sts vs NMMU
at Rhodes Astro at 1.15pm.
WARMBLOODED... Louise Bowker riding her beautiful warmblood Swazi-Lizkhar Winter Jewel
won several events and also achieved the ultimate prize: Grand Champion Warmblood under
saddle. Photo: Supplied
Riders excel at Agricultural Show
Staff RepoRteR
Louise Bowker riding swazi-Lizkhar Winter
Jewel trumped some fierce competition to win
Grand Champion warmblood under saddle at
the recent east London Agricultural show.
Bowker also achieved a first in both her novice dressage tests as well as in best potential
warmblood dressage horse and in the best ridden warmblood. They achieved a third in the
in-hand warmblood mare class and second in
show horse.
Grahamstown’s children riders also
stood out at the show which incorporated the
eastern Cape Pony Rider’s championships.
sarchen Gainsford on Assegai’s solero finished
first in both her Novice Dressage tests as well
as in the intermediate equitation.
Taryn-Marie Wille on Assegai’s Garrick
took first in equitation while Megan Du Preez
on Rocky ii came second in the farm pony class.
Alison Knight riding Assegai’s orion’s
Dream was first in the 80cm showjumping
championships, second in the 80cm Welcome
stakes showjumping and third in the novice
equitation. she also achieved a third in the 80cm
speed and precision on her other pony Gummy
Bear.
Great golf this weekend
Stephen penney
The women’s golf open championships take place this
weekend, followed by the hospice Golf Day. The GBs Mutual
Bank Grahamstown women’s
open golf competition takes
place at the Grahamstown
Golf Course tomorrow (saturday). The format of the compe-
tition is a betterball stableford
and is over 18 holes. Among
the prizes are nearest the pin,
longest drive and two clubs.
The entry fee of R120
includes lunch as well as a
chance of winning one of the
many prizes up for grabs. For
more information contact
Jenny Kroon on 082 974 2595.
The hospice Golf Day,
sponsored by ReT Butler’s
Pharmacy, will be held on sunday 23 May from the Grahamstown Golf Course and is also
a betterball stableford and is
open to all. The entry fee of
R125 per person includes a
meal. For more information or
to book, phone the golf club on
046 622 2106. There are lots of
prizes up for grabs.
SMOOTH STROKES... Jenienne Curr and Kayleigh Scheepers of DSG recently represented Eastern Province at the
South African National Selection Trials. Photo: Supplied
DSG rowing results
Staff RepoRteR
T
he DsG 1st Double rowing team, Jenienne Curr and
Kayleigh scheepers, were selected to represent the
eastern Cape at the south African National selection
Trials which took place at Roodeplaat Dam in Pretoria last
weekend. The purpose of the trials was to select crews to
represent south Africa at the Junior World Championships
which takes place in the Czech Republic in August.
The DsG pupils placed second twice on the saturday
and came back even stronger on sunday to win both races
in a sensational fashion. These performances put the DsG
1st Double in contention to be one of the crews that could
be announced shortly to race at the World Championships in
August. Being the only junior open crew at the trials, having
been in the u16 age category only two months ago at the sA
Junior Championships, the girls gained valuable experience,
as well as respect for some outstanding performances. The
best of which was a 7 minute 39 second time in their second
race over the 2 000m distance, a time which would have broken the sA Junior Record had it been attained at a formal
schools regatta.

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