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BLOCKED OFF: Huges pieces of

concrete have been washed up onto

the rocks of Gonubie Beach and has not

been removed Picture: QHAMANI LINGANI

BCM beach blunder

EL’s once pristine areas still in disrepair after massive storm damage

QHAMANI LINGANI

WITH the festive

season fastapproaching,

Buffalo City Metro

still has not fixed

pedestrian pavements that were

damaged after the monstrous

waves hit the shore at the

beachfront recently.

The sidewalks were damaged in August

during a freak storm with massive

waves pounding the East London

coastline and causing extensive

damage. The GO! & Express highlighted

the huge holes and missing pieces of

pavement at the beachfront in its

September 21 edition (Waves of

disrepair).

In that report, Buffalo City Metro

(BCM) spokesman Samkelo Ngwenya

said the insurance assessor has been

on site.

Ngwenya said at the time that a

structural engineer has also been

present to assess the damages, as well

as to check which sections were

insured and what would have to be

repaired at cost to the municipality.

But the pavement has still not been

fixed, as the city’s busiest season

closes in, when tens of thousands of

local residents and holidaymakers flock

to the beach.

BCM spokeswoman Bathandwa

Diamond said there was a plan in place

to rehabilitate the sidewalks, but did

not give a timeframe.

BCM stages the Motsepe Foundation

“The Christmas with our People”

concerts, the switching on of Christmas

lights and the city’s annual carnival at

the beachfront at the start of the festive

season..

“Currently community services and

infrastructure services are waiting for

work orders so as to rehabilitate the

damaged sidewalks,” Diamond said.

Gonubie and Nahoon beaches, which

also experienced some damages as a

result of the storm, may be in a better

state, but they are not 100% ready to

welcome residents of Buffalo City and

holidaymakers, as there is minimal

evidence that the monster waves once

hit their shores.

Upon a visit last week to Gonubie

Beach, a broken and washed away

concrete block lay strewn on the shore

but it however was unclear where it

came from.

This reporter also noticed a broken

concrete chair and table at ablution

facilities – and it is also unclear as to

how it came to be in that state.

There was also no evidence of the

huge wooden poles and concrete

IN NEED OF A FIX: The Esplanade pavement is still not fixed with tens of thousands of people expected to descend upon the

beachfront area over the festive season

Picture: QHAMANI LINGANI

foundation that was revealed when the

storm washed away large sections of

the sand dunes at Nahoon Beach.

So it seems some work still needs to

be done on the beaches to get it ready

to welcome holidaymakers to its shores

this festive season.

Buffalo City Metro Development

Agency (BCMDA) announced in August,

that, as part of its plan to develop

tourism infrastructure at the East

London Beachfront area, a consortium

of specialists has been appointed and

they will be responsible for the design

and implementation of a Precinct Plan

for the East London Beachfront

extending from Marina Glen A to Water

Wo r l d .


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Rosemount fights crime scourge

Incidents on decline as suburb’s

residents establish CPF, patrols

MADELEINE CHAPUT

ROSEMOUNT residents have

taken the fight against crime in

to their own hands, establishing

their own neighbourhood watch

or Community Policing Forum

(CPF).

The drive has also brought the

community together in a way

that is benefiting the area.

While running regular patrols

of the neighbourhood, the

community have also come

together to improve service

delivery, maintenance and

upkeep in their small corner of

the world.

Volunteers have taken to

temporarily repairing potholes,

installing locks and fixing

electric motor gates for fellow

community members.

In an effort to eliminate litter

in their streets, the community

has started a black bag

collection in their area.

“The black bags are picked up

from the streets and dropped off

at a central point for BCM to

collect on the dedicated

collection day,” Rosemount CPF

member, Serena Vosloo said.

“We also encourage

neighbourhood clean-ups of the

open veld areas, streets and

park areas and our once

overgrown and littered fields are

now freshly cut and wellmaintained

by residents.”

Starting in August with only a

few residents, the Rosemount

CPF has since grown with almost

all of the Rosemount residents

volunteering or taking part in

one way or another. “The

majority of our patrollers have

full-time jobs and give up sleep

and time with their families to

patrol during the night.

“We hold meetings once a

month and dedicated residents

run daily and nightly patrols on a

volunteer basis,” Vosloo said.

“We have a separate

emergency group so that we can

aid and respond to any problems

quickly. We also create

awareness of suspicious activity

through our three main

WhatsApp groups,” she said.

All patrols are voluntary with

community members utilising

their own vehicles at their own

expense. Items needed for the

patrols, such as torches and

vests, have been generously

donated by businesses or

residents in the area.

The community's latest

success saw the arrest of a cable

thief recently. Caught

red-handed by patrolling

community members, the thief

was taken into custody by the

South African Police Service.

“Crime in the area has

decreased tremendously in the

last six weeks and we’ve

received an unbelievable amount

of support from local business

owners and residents in the

area,” Vosloo said.

FIGHTING CRIME: Rosemount residents were able to have a Halloween trick or treat parade in the

streets of the suburbs thanks to the Community Policing Forum

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SWIM

LESSONS:

Buffalo City

Met ro

launched a

project at

Orient pools to

teach children

to swim and

surf in a bid to

stop drowning

incidents over

the festive

season Picture:

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LINGANI

Swim, surf lessons at Orient

QHAMANI LINGANI

FORTY kids from

different schools in

Duncan Village and

Scenery Park were

ecstatic about being

given an opportunity to

cool off at the Orient

Swimming Pools with

their new swimming

costumes to launch the

Buffalo City Metro's

(BCM) swimming

project.

The BCM swimming

safety project was

launched last week

ahead of the festive

season to promote

water safety. BCM and

its sister city, Leiden

will spend a total of

R137 550 towards the

project covering costs

that include swimming

equipment and gear,

transport to the venue

and salaries for the

project team.

The programme that

started last year, is

14 days to

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aimed at preventing

children from drowning.

Youngsters from Isibindi

Child and Youth Care

and Safe Park in

Duncan Village were

given introductory

swimming lessons and

trained in water safety.

This year, the

programme continues

with a six-month

swimming programme

where 20 youngsters

from the Safe Park and

another 20 from

Scenery Park aged nine

to 15 will be equipped

with water-safety skills.

JD van der Walt,

executive board

member of Border

Aquatics said last year,

they had started with

just 20 kids from

Duncan Village.

“We don’t only teach

them swimming skills

but we equip them with

life-skills as well.

“We try to make sure

that they make positive

choices as that will

impact their lives at a

later stage,” Van der

Walt said.

BCM spokesperson

Samkelo Ngwenya said

the group from Scenery

Park are children who

were involved in the

drowning tragedy at

Umzonyana Dam, where

one person died, in

Februar y

Surfing will take

place every Thursday at

the Orient Pools and

swimming every

Tuesday at the Ruth

Belonsky Pools in

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MADELEINE CHAPUT

FOLLOWING the negativity surrounding the East

London Zoo, local animal lover Robyn Krugel is

determined not to let its state and reputation

deteriorate any further.

Under attack for animal cruelty charges, zoo

manager Alison Roux and her team hope for the

zoo to emerge from the court case positively and

move forward, despite various limitations.

“One of our greatest challenges is having to

function within systems that are not conducive to

the running of a live animal facility,” said Roux.

“There is a lack of understanding of the way in

which a zoo needs to function and there are many

requirements and time limitations that are not

being met because of the lengthy procedures

required by local government.”

“Despite the dire urgency of some matters,

requests often take lengthy periods to be

processed,” she said.

Roux also indicated the zoo's infrastructure is

outdated, but it would cost more than R100-million

to build new enclosures, whereas only a total of

R2.3-million has been budgeted by Buffalo City

Municipality (BCM) for improvements.

Krugel, along with Roux, have joined forces in

the hope of encouraging the community to take

ownership and become more involved in the zoo's

maintenance and management.

“I really believe this zoo is very special and I

want to urge community members to actively

support it. We can't just sit here and watch, we

need to do something. The zoo belongs to all of us

and we need to take ownership,” Krugel said.

Krugel aims to help the non-profit organisation

leg of the East London Zoo, known as the Friends

of the East London Zoo (Felzoo), establish and run

various fundraising campaigns and events.

First on Krugel's list is a Christmas at the Zoo

Market Day early next month where kiddies

Christmas celebrations and animal enrichment

programmes will also run throughout the day.

Various events are in the pipeline for next year,

including a National Zoo Day celebration in April.

The zoo also has five major maintenance

projects for the upcoming financial year, including

the improvement of the zoo's perimeter fence,

primate enclosure, iguana enclosure and

Sungazer exhibit, as well as the re-fencing of the

wild dogs’ enclosure.

“The best we can do is to improve the facilities

we already have and we're trying our hardest to

get that done as soon as possible for the

well-being of our animals. Currently I'm still

waiting for the results of the tender process in

order to start improvements on our primate

enclosure,” said Roux.

The SPCA also recently re-visited the East

London Zoo and have indicated to Roux and her

team that there are no major issues hindering the

well-being of the animals in their care.

“I have great respect for Alison. Running the zoo

under these circumstances seems impossible, yet

she carries on. The bond she has with the animals

is truly amazing and I really hope that together we

can get the community involved during this

difficult time,” said Krugel.

For more information on how to support the zoo

or the Christmas at the Zoo Market Day, contact

Krugel at ro b y n @ i s q . c o . z a or Felzoo directly at

felzoo@el-zoo.co.za

FOXY AMBASSADOR FOR COUSINS IN THE WILD: Zoo manager Alison Roux pictured with one of the

six-week-old fox pups she has hand-reared since birth

Picture: MADELEINE CHAPUT


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Youth deliver

top football

DESMOND COETZEE

THIS year’s edition of the Carlos Soccer

Youth Development Academy (CSYDA)

annual Inter-Schools annual football

tournament staged at Dale College last

weekend delivered top-class football.

The Buffalo City Metropolitan (BCM)

sponsored tournament was sttaged in

partnership with Dale College, Motion

Fitness Gym, Hadithi Holdings and the

Sam Scara Mtshamba Foundation.

The one-of-a-kind event creates a

platform – and opportunity – for local

boys from all corners of the metro to

showcase their talents. There is also the

possibility that they may be spotted by

the many PSL Academy scouts present.

Thembalabantu Senior Secondary

beat Dale College 1-0 in the final of the

U17 section and the U13 category saw

Bhisho Primary digging deep to

Lions, clinic join global diabetes drive

STAFF REPORTER

THE weekly fundraiser held in

front of Pick n Pay by the King

William’s Town Lions Club

took on another dimension on

Saturday when people were

offered free diabetes

screening.

Dozens of people grabbed

the opportunity and got

screened by Breidbach Clinic

nurse Sister Brazie Genade.

She was accompanied by

health promoter Rayline

Arends and committee

chairman Desmond Coetzee.

The event was held in

celebration of World Diabetes

Day on November 14.

The day was launched in

1991 by the International

Diabetes Federation and the

World Health Organisation

(WHO) and is the primary

global awareness campaign in

response to the rapid rise of

diabetes around the world.

The theme this year is

“Women and Diabetes – Our

Right to a Healthy Future”.

Former Lions Club secretary

Susan Hagens said as an

overcome a stubborn Tshatshu Primary

by the same margin to lift the trophy.

A total of 16 schools, participated in

the tournament which was played on a

round robin format with the teams

ending top of each group advancing to

the final.

Bidvest Wits Academy coach Ashley

Makhanya identified three boys who

have been offered the chance to train

for a week with his Wits squad in

Gauteng. CSYDA director Eric

Mtshamba with former Bafana Bafana

star, Sibusiso Zuma, also spotted five

boys they would like to sign up for the

C SY D A .

Tears of appreciation flowed down the

face of an elated Mtshamb for the

overwhelming support.

“The 2017 edition of the CSYDA

tournament was the best-ever

showpiece.”

HOW SWEET ARE YOU? Breidbach Clinic nurse Sister Brazie

Genade, left, and health promoter Rayline Arends test people

for diabetes during the World Diabetes Day awareness

campaign staged by the King William’s Town Lions Club on

Saturday

Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

international organisation the

Lions have a mandate to stage

the World Diabetes Day event.

“We were mandated by our

international structure to stage

the event before November 14

and we are over the moon at

how everything fell in place

per fectly,” Hagens said.

“Our partnership with

Breidbach Clinic is

strengthening in volumes day

by day and we are

tremendously privileged and

blessed for their presence in

assisting us with the

awareness campaign.”

Her husband and past King

Lions president Ulrich Hagens

said they intend to stage

similar initiatives in the future.

“We will try to have at least

DESERVED WINNERS: Bhisho Primary won the Carlos Youth Development Academy annual InterSchools U13 competition

hosted at the Dale College Sports Grounds in King William’s Town last weekend

Picture: THEMBELA NDLUMBINI

three more similar events in

the near future,” he said.

Genade said the event

received overwhelming

suppor t.

“Adults and children from all

races lined up to be tested.

“Everybody cooperated and

were really interested to know

their sugar levels. There were

three cases of adults showing

a very high level whom we

referred to the nearest doctor,”

Genade said.

Coetzee commended the

initiative by the Lions and

mentioned it was a privilege

for Breidbach Clinic to assist.

“We are very close partners

and the successful soup

kitchen ran by the Lions at the

clinic is testimony to the good

relationship we have had over

the past two years,” he said.

“Breidbach Clinic will also

aim to stage a similar event on

November 30 at the local

community hall to create a

powerful voice for diabetes

awareness and advocacy

through educational speeches

followed by meals.”

DARE TO DREAM:

Breidbach

Methodist church

leader Reverend

Juliet Windvogel

addresses the

audience at the

Breidbach Primary

School merit

awards recently

Picture: DESMOND

COETZEE

BPS rewards hard work

DESMOND COETZEE

PARENTS, teachers and pupils

packed out the community hall for

the Breidbach Primary School (BPS)

annual merit awards ceremony

r e c e n t l y.

Methodist church leader Reverend

Juliet Windvogel was the

motivational speaker during the

foundation phase event in the

morning and that of the seniors in

the evening.

Various pupils received certificates

based on their achievements in

different areas.

For the foundation phase

Windvogel’s topic was “Dare to

dream, young minds” and later the

evening with the seniors she

expanded her topic to “Dare to dream

again, mighty force.”

“I come from the religious side of

life, where we focus on religious

rather than mainstream education.

“However, education remains the

most powerful tool by which we are

shaped. And the phase in which these

young minds find themselves in, is

the most crucial stage to set them up

for greatness,” the reverend said.


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I have been phoning and e-mailing

Buffalo City Municipality (BCM)

billing enquiries regarding an

electricity account that I received in

May 2017 for R109 935.23 and

R94 068.81 in August.

We went to the Beacon Bay Branch

(of BCM) in June when we received

the first account and they assured us

that the matter would be sorted out.

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ROYAL WINNERS: All Saints Daycare in Parkside recently held their Mr and Miss All Saints. They are,

from left, Eldriano Even (first prince), Amisi Mqikela (Mr All Saints), Tamara Dones (Miss All Saints),

Akho Ndanda (second prince), Carliah Groep (second princess) and Amika Taai (first princess)

RED HEARTS: October was Gonubie Primary’s Adopt-a-School month with the South African

National Blood Service (SANBS). Parents and staff were challenged and set a target for the

number of units of blood donated during the month of October. Above are some of the caring

teachers and staff who took part in the Big Bleed in the school staffroom one afternoon recently

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SPRING PARADE: Last week, George Randell Primary hosted their annual cultural evening, which saw

many pupils participate in the Master and Miss Georgie Spring Parade. The winners in their respective

categories are: Back, from left, Lihle Nobavu, Vuyolwethu Mapongwana, Owam Polopolo and Bukho

Mjebeza. Front, from left, Linique Casper, Kiara Delport, Judah Boyd and Sibabalwe Kholisa

SWEET DONATION: Clarendon Primary’s Gittins House hosted a cake sale last month and all proceeds

raised were donated to the Rising Sun Daycare in Duncan Village. Above are Gittins House

representatives with Clarendon teacher Zola Ntuli, left, volunteer fundraiser Taralyn Mclean, centre,

and the Rising Sun Daycare’s grateful Nozie Mswi

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Birthday

fun and

prizes for

OK Foods

MADELEINE

CHAPUT

ON SATURDAY, OK

Foods Cambridge

and its loyal

customers enjoyed

an entertaining and

jam-packed 16th

birthday celebration.

While customers

enjoyed the sound of

the George Randell

Primary School

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marimba band, kids

were treated to

candyfloss, popcorn,

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face painting and the

wonderful tricks of

magician Brian King.

DJ Eldred and

singers entertained

guests while Algoa

FM was

broadcasting in

st o r e .

Fun was had by all

who attended and

the day culminated

in an attendance

draw whereby lucky

customers won

R40 000 worth of

various DEFY

appliances, a gas

braai, dishwasher

and Samsung TV

with DStv decoder

among other prizes.

The major

prize-winners were

as follows: Gavin

O'Ehley, Irma

Breetzke, Ben

Rossouw, Amanda

Stoltz, Jenny Noble,

Onela Mjiwu, Tim

Niekerk, Daniel

Niepage, Leonard

Benkenstein, RW

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FESTIVE BASH: Hundreds of people joined in OK Foods Cambridge’s 16th

birthday celebrations on Saturday

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Schroeder and Julie

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GO!ENTER TAINMENT

To d a y

ý Come dressed as if you

are going to the beach and

dance to live music by Alwyn’s

at the East London Bowling

Club from 8pm. Entry is R25

per person. Cash bar open. For

more information, call 073-243-

2318. Couples welcome.

ý The East London Slot Car

Club will have racing every

Thursday from 7pm. Come and

see the little miniature slot cars

on a repainted 42m track. For

more information, contact

Hennie on 082-448-3221.

ý The Nahoon Estuary

Nature Reserve is a must for

those who love beautiful

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places, river views, a mangrove

swamp and forest walks. New

members of Nahooners, which

supports the reserve, are

welcome to join and are given

a gate key that allows them to

visit 24/7. The reserve is off

Beaconhurst Drive. Turn at the

Dassie Trail sign. For more

information, contact Celia on

(043) 73 5 - 1 8 3 3 .

ý Alcoholics Anonymous

Gonubie meet at the Baptist

Church in Watsonia Crescent at

7.30pm. Contact Jan on

082-850-6918 or Nick on

072 - 8 3 1 - 76 6 3 .

To m o r r o w

ý Dinner and dance at

Comrades Club, with live music

by Quentin from 8.15pm. Eat

and drink from 6pm at bargain

prices – booking essential.

Entry R20. Call 083-255-3468

before 2pm for table bookings.

S at u r d a y

ý Yellowwood Forest Fare in

Morgan Bay every Saturday

from 9am to 2pm. The perfect

place to c at c h up with the

locals while doing your weekly

grocery shopping. Lovely farm

fresh veggies, eggs, delicious

home bakes, plants, herbs,

toys, books and much-loved

secondhand goodies to buy, or

just pop in for a meal or a cup

of tea at the open-air tea

garden while the kids enjoy the

treehouse and trampoline.

ý Dance with live music by

Time is Tight from 8pm till late

at the Gonubie Farmers’ Hall.

Entry is R30. Bring own

refreshments. For bookings,

contact Janita on 060-631-3701

or Gladys on 083-968-1069.

ý The East London Branch of

the Diabetic Support Group

meet at the Regent Hotel’s

Terrace Room from 2.45pm to

4pm for an awareness talk.

Guest speaker Dhaneshnee

Pillay will talk on eye health in

diabetes from an optometric

perspective, cranial sacral

therapy and its benefits,

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12 NOVEMBER 2017

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especially in diabetic

management and mindfulness

in diabetes. No entry fee.

Please join us for refreshments

after the talk. For more

information, contact Vrooda

Makhan on 083-708-0489.

ý The Centenary Tennis Club

hosts social tennis every

Saturday from 1.30pm. All ages

welcome. For more information,

contact Maurice 082-676-9708

or Deon 082-443-8995.

ý The Gonubie Saturday

Flea Market takes place every

Saturday in front of the

municipality from 8am to 1pm

(weather permitting). All stalls

and car boot sales welcome.

For more information, contact

Glenda on WhatsApp or call

082-714-3390.

ý The Lavender Blue

Pineapple Walk takes place

every Saturday ( w e at h e r

permitting). Meet Yvonne in the

Lavender Blue parking lot at

6am. You will be taken on a

10km circular walk past farms

and along farm roads. Take the

usual goodies along and some

money for a hearty breakfast

af terwards.

Saturday and Sunday

ý The SPCA East London

host their open day and market

at the animal sanctuary. Go and

enjoy the beautiful gardens

which are part of the Pam

Golding Gardens of East

London show and stroll through

the kennels and interact with

the animals. There will be food

stalls, crafts, music, fun for the

kids, entertainment and more.

All the cool cats and hot dogs

will be there, so join them. For

more information or to book a

stall, call (043) 74 5 - 1 4 41 .

Sunday

ý The Esplanade Flea

Market (in front of Hotel Osner)

on every weekend weather

permitting from 8am to 2pm.

Monday

ý Exercise classes for senior

citizens every Monday and

Thursday from 8.30 to 9.30am

at St John’s Ambulance, St

George’s Road. For more

information, contact Nookie

(043) 26-1100.

ý The East London Group of

Alcoholics Anonymous

(founding group) meets at The

Catholic Church Hall in Caxton

Street, Quigney at 7.30pm

every Monday. Contact Morris

on 073-870-4486 or Pieter on

082-094-0959 or

(043) 72 2 - 4 0 3 3 .

ý Alcoholics Anonymous

K ay s e r ’s Beach Group meets at

the Chapel Hall at 7.30pm.

Contact 082-714-9400.

ý If you are living with

someone who is drinking and

this is affecting you, there is

help available at the Al Anon

Family Group Meeting held at

Cambridge Methodist Church,

Hebbes Street every Tuesday at

7.30pm. Contact Elsie

(043)721-0483 or 078-628-6311.

ý Alcoholics Anonymous

Cambridge Group meets at the

Methodist Church, Hebbes

Street, Cambridge, at 7.30pm.

Contact Jumbo on

(043) 741 - 3 6 8 5 .

ý The pipe band meets at

6.30pm at the Hudson Park

High School music block.

Tuition given. For bagpipes:

Robert on 082-897-8571 and

drumming: Stephen on

0 8 2 - 5 6 0 - 0 2 47 .

ý The EL Bridge Club

welcomes all who wish to play

duplicate bridge. Provision has

been made for new players to

begin at a starter table. Come

along with a partner on any

Tuesday and/or Saturday at

1.15pm to the Berea Gardens

Dining Hall. For more

information, contact Jean

(043) 735-4893, Karen

082-856-0400 or Kathie

0 8 3 - 6 51 - 0 41 8 .

ý Narcotics Anonymous

meet every Wednesday and

Friday from 7pm to 8pm at St

Nicholas Church, Pell Street,

Beacon Bay. For more

information, call 082-796-3699.

Tu e s d a y

ý Scottish dancing classes

every Tuesday from 4pm to

5.30pm at Ham’s Club in

Selborne.For more information,

contact Nookie on

(043) 72 6 - 1 1 0 0 .

ý The Beacon Bay Bridge

Club is looking for players

interested in playing social

bridge every Tuesday and

Friday between 1.30pm and

4.30pm. They meet at the Eden

Worship Centre at 10 Coad

Road. For more information,

contact, Olga on 083-650-6653

or (043) 735-1736 or Heather on

(043) 74 8 - 1 4 6 5 .

We dnesday

ý Masithethe Counselling

Services hosts a Live, Love,

Laugh support group to create

a space where people can talk

about issues affecting them,

spread awareness, educate and

encourage each other. This

support group is open to all.

Held every third Wednesday of

the month at 6pm at the

Masithethe Centre at 3 St

James Road, Southernwood.

For more informatiobn, call

(043) 722-2000 or WhatsApp:

084-091-5410 or visit their

Facebook page.

FREE SCREENING: In an effort to raise awareness for World Diabetic Day on

November 14, the East London branch of the Diabetic Support Group will

provide blood glucose screening daily at Vincent Park Centre. Have your

blood glucose tested for free between 10am and 3pm from Monday

November 13 to Friday November 17. Pictured are some of the support group

members, from left, committee member Rigel Murray, Vasanti Rama

(secretary), Earl Bell (chairman) and Vrooda Makhan (liaison officer) Picture:

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Ludidi’s candid life story of

ups, downs set for launch

MADELEINE

CHAPUT

FIRST time author,

Amandla Ludidi

(pictured) will be

launching her

autobiographical book

tonight at the Mr Hyde

restaurant and pub.

Her book, titled I

Learned to Pray,

chronicles Ludidi's

battles through a myriad

of trying experiences –

including a drug

addiction and divorce.

“Writing was always

one of my favourite

pastimes and I had won a

poetry award and recited

poetry at a few school

events in high school, but

it was only this year, after

a series of bad

experiences that I

decided to write a book,”

Ludidi said.

Born in Durban, Ludidi

moved to East London at

the age of five with her

family. She completed

her schooling at Victoria

Girls' High School and

attended Nelson Mandela

University in 2008.

Following a series of

difficult experiences,

Ludidi did not complete

her Sports Management

Diploma, returning to

East London in 2009.

She now runs the

Sports and Fitness

section for personal

wellness company,

LAMSA Trading and

Projects, Ludidi started

with her parents. She is

also currently studying IT

at Walter Sisulu

Universit y.

“I learnt through the

difficulties I had that

anybody can come out of

any experience a better

person. I came out a

better person because

rather than choosing to

give up on life, I chose to

pray and find my

process.”

Already working on her

next book, Ludidi plans to

do a book tour as well as

youth motivation

sessions and high school

visits starting early next

y e a r.

“Writing this book was

the most emotionally

draining experience I

have ever encountered. I

had to uncover myself

fully to open up to the

world about everything

that I am and have ever

been,

“As draining as it was,

I felt like a brand new

person as soon as I typed

the last word,” she said.

To purchase a copy of

the book for more

information, please

contact Ludidi at

ludidiamandla@gmail.com

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Grill Room a fine dining experience

ETHIENNE ARENDS

THE Grill Room, situated within the

beautiful Premier Hotel Regent, offers

great sea views and a New Yorkinspired

contemporary steakhouse with

great food.

Meat-lovers would be happy to know

that the restaurant ages its own beef

after it is sourced from local farmers.

All fresh beef is aged for at least a

few days and up to several weeks, to

allow enzymes naturally present in the

meat, to break down the muscle tissue,

resulting in improved texture and

f l av o u r.

Besides the steaks, the Grill Room

also offers delicious speciality dishes

for every tastebud.

My girlfriend Bernie and I, enjoyed

our second outing to the restaurant –

and once again enjoyed the tasty and

fresh food on offer.

For starters, I had the chicken livers

peri-peri that is flambéed in brandy and

comes with a creamy sauce with fresh

garlic and rosemary-infused bread – fo r

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R65. Bernie had the crumbed and

deep-fried camembert served with a

cranberry sauce and figs that cost R75.

Bernie’s starter was light but tasty

with the fig and cranberry working

wonders with the cheese.

My chicken livers were awesome, the

type of meal I want to have at least

once-a-week; and the serving was not

small, so it was like a whole meal for

me.

For mains, Bernie went with the Grill

Room’s “famous espatada” which are

chunks of rump steak, (chicken an

option too) served with garlic, bay

leaves and salt, and that is basted with

a sherry sauce skewed over hot coals –

at a cost of R155. The 400g of sticky

pork ribs was my meal of choice but the

waiter insisted I have 600g for R165 –

SMARTT MOVE: CMR (Christelike Maatskaplike Raad) volunteer Celia Theart, lef t,

and CMR house mother Gill Hogg help Margaret Bebeze at the new charity shop in

Nahoon

Picture: QHAMANI LINGANI

and it was so delicious and

melt-in-your-mouth stuff, that I wasn’t

sorry I had the extra.

To share, we had the best cream

spinach I had ever tasted and a rich and

delicious creamy biltong and cheese

sauce. The meal truly hit the spot with

the stars of the show the steak skewers

that were simply flavoured, with the bay

leaves working a treat.

For dessert, we both opted for crème

brûlée with vanilla ice-cream which was

decadent, smooth and not overly sweet;

just my kind of dessert.

If you’re not feeling that peckish, you

can also head over to the Grill Room to

relax and enjoy a wide variety of select

drinks, from fine wines to premium

malts and liqueurs, which are also

paired with your selection of prime cut

DELECTABLE TREAT: The Grill Room on the East London beachfront is an upmarket

New York-type steakhouse that offers great food and sea views. BOTTOM: The

peri-peri chicken livers was a creamy starter full of flavour, an offering that one

can easily have once a week

Picture: ETHIENNE ARENDS

meat. It is a fine-dining steakhouse that

also offers salmon and prawns if you

are not in the mood for the steaks, lamb

shank, braised oxtail or the ribs (lamb,

beef and pork available).

Desserts such as the crêpe Suzette

and cherries jubilee that will be

flambéed at the table or as close to the

table as possible, to create that extra bit

of excitement and flair, will be one of

the attractions.

The Grill Room provides a warm and

intimate environment with a traditional

yet upmarket steakhouse feel.

CMR shop needs more hands on deck

QHAMANI LINGANI

WITH CMR (Christelike M a at s k a p l i ke

Raad or Christian Social Services)

officially opening their charity shop in

Nahoon last week, there is still a lot to

be done and CMR needs the public's

a s s i st a n c e .

The welfare organisation, which was

established in 1955, runs a safe house

for abused women, an extensive home

food security programme and offers

child protection, foster care and

adoption services.

“We had a great opening day and

first few days. We had some donations

coming in as well and so we are busy

daily unpacking new stock. There is

still a lot to be done. We want to get

some more shelving and develop our

book section. We need someone with

librarian skills to actually manage the

section,” said CMR manager Gaye

M o o n i e ya .

Moonieya said people have asked if

they will also be opening a coffee

shop.

“We need to think about it. I

remember a place called The Well in

London next to the Victoria Bus

Station that was a charity shop cum

coffee shop and it worked well.

“But we desperately need more

volunteers and hands on deck to sort

and price donations, as well as man

the till,” she added.

CMR has a new website where you

can find out more about the

organisation: www.cmrel.co.za and a

Facebook page, “CMR East London”,

where more news about the shop and

their other activities will be posted

“Just a reminder to people that

there is parking around the back as

you turn into Smartt Road – there is a

little shopping centre where people

can park and come through our back

entrance. We hope our store signs will

be up soon but that has not stopped

people from finding us,” she said.

Moonieya also said that all

donations are welcome and if people

are need someone to fetch, they are

happy to do that.

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PERSONAL

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Loans & Finance

CONTACT ZITA

081 790 0270

or send

"HELP" sms to

081 790 0270

OR MAIL

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gmail.com

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ENTERTAINMENT

3040

Musicians / Bands

BAY RECORDING STUDIO

Record your own CD.

Singers, group, vocal

Tel: 043-748 3721.

Entertainment

General

MOVIES or VHS tapes.

Put onto DVD. All old

home movies to DVD

Ph 043 748 3721 Mike

5

3060

SERVICES & SALES

GUIDE

5100

Electrical Services

High Electricity

Costs?

Are you

concerned?

I can help you to

reduce your costs.

Contact John

072 972 1045

Lindsay’s Electrical

5122

Home Maintenance

DJ MAINTENANCE q

Alterations q Extensions,

Painting q Welding q

Gates q Handyman q Call

David 083 320 8017.

5350

Hire & Rent

SCAFFOLD HIRE: From

R40 per day. Phone 0722

44 8044

CLASSIFIEDS

Phone: 043-702 2280

Fax: 086 545 2648

E-mail: ĞŶĚŬΛŽďůĂĐŬĂĐŽĂ

5120

Building Services

WELY’S

Builders &

Plumbers

071 558 0089

All construction

& maintenance

requirements.

FREE QUOTES

around EL.

5121

Home Improvement

BLOCKS: M4. M6. M9 &

Bricks. Coll & Del.

083 275 8044. Hunter

Blocks. Fort Jackson.

BUILDING PLANS DRAWN

Home & Comm. SACAP.

Large & small - Entire SA.

Kathy 082 939 8131.

5210

Pools, Spas & Acc.

GIVEN POOLS

AND LAPA

Summer Special Combos!

4mx3m pool+5mx3m lapa

R49 000

5mx3m pool+6mx3m lapa

R58 000

6mx4m pool+6mx3m lapa

R66 000

7mx4m pool+6mx4m lapa

R80 000

8mx4m pool+7mx4m lapa

R95 000

9mx4m pool+7mx4m lapa

R116 000

For more info call Given @ 072 051 3258

5360

Garden Services

CUTRITE GARDEN

SERVICES *Garden refuse

removal *Hedge

Trimming *Lawn Maintenance.

072097 9911 /

072268 1481.

5541

Under R300

ASSORTMENT: Sheets,

embroidered table mats,

macramé table mat, plastic

hangers & holder

R250 all. 072 1273226

BABY ITEMS: Cot duvet.

Plain white cotton. Still in

packet. R60. 076 481

5489 after 4pm.

BABYLISS Wet / dry hairdressers

straightener.

Brand new. R250. 043-

7263572.

BEACONHURST HIGH

SCHOOL: GLUOV TUDFN

suit. R295. 076849 2166.

BEACONHURST HIGH

SCHOOL: GLUOV EOD]HU

tie. R295. 076849 2166.

BEDDING: Duvet cover +

slip. Pokemon, single,

new. 2x R80/set or R150

all. 043-7263572.

BEER GLASSES: 12x

500ml Castle draught

glasses. R180. 083248

3221.

BOOKS: Large selection.

R100. 076 573 9179.

BLAZER: *HQWV EODFN

size 14 ½ (37), Woolworths.

As new. R250.

043-7263572.

BOOKSHELF: Good cond.

R250. 073544 7381.

CAGE for Cockatiel. Good

cond. R250. 072 454

5046

CHEST-OF-DRAWERS:

R250. 082648 4316.

Under R300

5541

CAGE for hamster. R200

(incl. accessories). Good

cond. 072 454 5046

CAGES for Budgie. R100;

1x For hamster. R150

(incl. accessories). Both

good cond 072 454 5046

CAMERA or video stand.

Adjustable. Like new.

R150. 083291 6431.

CAMPING: Gas heads for

heaters, lamp, toaster.

R290. 072127 3226.

CASSETTE TAPES: Classics.

V/good cond. R100

(10 tapes). 083291 6431.

CLOTHES: Gino Trousers,

size 32 / 81. Exc. cond;

J. Crew shirt, Size XL,

l/sleeves, pure fine cotton.

R50ea; 043-7263572

CLOTHING: Ladies. Exc.

cond. All sorts. R299

(boxful). 083291 6431.

COAT: *HQWV OLJKW FRDW

XL. R200. 083 997 8195.

CONTAINER with plastic

extension spout for petrol.

R200. 043 7262816.

CRICKET: Wicket keeper

pads + gloves. Brand

new R150. 043-726 3572

CUPBOARD for kitchen.

R250. 082648 4316.

CURTAINS + valance.

Biggie Best, green &

cream. R200 the lot. 076

481 5489 after 4pm.

DESK with drawers. R250.

073544 7381.

DINING TABLE with padded

chairs. R299.

082648 4316

DOLLS in plastic and other

soft material. R250.

072127 3226.

DOWNPIPE: PVC, 3m,

new. R55. 076 573 9179

DRESSING TABLE with

mirror. R150. 082648

4316.

FRONT GRILL with Spotlights:

Ford Sierra. R200.

083460 3920.

FURNITURE: Office chair

on castors. Good cond.

Bar stool with gas lift.

R149,99ea. 073 5447381

GARAGE DOOR with

weights. Tip-up. R200.

076 573 9179.

GUTTER: Galvanised box

gutter - 2.4 x 200 x 200.

R200. 076 573 9179.

HEATERS: 2 Oil Heaters

R100ea. 082568 4082.

HELLO KITTY duvet cover

& curtains. Still in packets.

R299. 076 481 5489

after 4pm

HELLO KITTY floor rug.

R60. 076 481 5489 after

4pm.

HELMETS: 2x R50 ea; Haz

hotbrush with wall bracket.

R20; Student lamp.

R50; Foot spa. R50. 043-

7263572.

IRONING BOARD: Old

wooden type. Good

cond. R30. 043-7481067

KITCHENWARE: Poaching

egg pan. Good cond.

R30. 072 230 8041.

LAMP: Bedside with Bob

the Builder shade. R80.

076 481 5489 after 4pm.

KITCHENWARE: Touch &

tear cordless paper, plastic

or foil roll dispenser.

R80. 072127 3226.

LEAF SPRINGS: 5 Blade

for garden or boat trailer.

R250. 076 573 9179.

LIQUOR CABINET: Imbuia

ball & claw. R299.

082648 4316.

MACRAME hanging baskets.

3 Tier, XXL, suitable

for outdoors. R99 all. 072

230 8041.

MICROPHONE with new

cord & bag. Give-away q

R200. 083291 6431.

MOVIE SCREENS: 2x

R100ea. 082568 4082.

PADDLE SKI with oar.

Kolaski. R150. 076 573

9179

PHONE + all fittings. Portable,

Telkom. Very good.

R100. 083291 6431

PICK with handle. R80.

082568 4082

Under R300

5541

PRAM STROLLER: Easy

fold. R150; Pottie trainer.

R80; Kango pouch. R50.

043-7263572.

SAFETY GATE for interior

door frame. R299. 076

481 5489 after 4pm.

SALTON HOT TRAY: R299.

083248 3221.

SLEEPING BAG: R60

082568 4082

SNACKWICH TOASTER

Philips. Exc cond R80;

Elec. Carving knife. R35.

043-7263572.

618*C16$)( car seat /

carrier. Exc. cond. R150;

Bumbo. R149,99. Phone

043-7263572.

SOCKS: 0HQV ORQJ QHZ

2x Beige; 2x light grey,

R10/pair. 072 230 8041.

SUIT: *HQWV VL]H ([F

cond. R150; Karate suit

(+- 10 yr old). R100. 043-

7263572.

TABLE CLOTHS: 4x round

+ table protector. R175

the lot. 076 481 5489

after 4pm.

TABLE: Pine, 1300mm l x

590mm w x 750 h. R299.

043 7262816

TABLE (clips on side of

caravan). R125. 082 450

8538.

TODDLER'S scooter bike.

Black. R85. 076 481

5489 after 4pm.

TV STAND with 2 doors.

Good cond. R250. 073

544 7381

WARDROBE DRAWERS: 5

x wooden 44 x 44 13

deep, R250 neg. Phone

078 7522 054

WASH BASIN (600mm w x

460mm d) + 2 taps, pedestal,

waste trap, pipes.

R180. 043 7262816

WATCH with strap. Good.

R100. 083291 6431.

WET SUIT: Short, medium.

R90. 083291 6431.

WHEEL for VW Golf 3.

R299. 083460 3920.

5550

Misc. Wanted

ALL military related items

medals Badges, etc.

Anything old and interesting.

Zane 0827564133

CASH immediately when

you pawn your valuables,

even cars, bakkies, caravans,

boats – highest prices

paid. Vaughn’s Buy and Sell

and Pawnbrokers 043 726

4333.

5560

Repair / Services

COMPUTER PROBLEMS?

All computer glitches

sorted out. Low rates

082 660 6586 Themi

FRIDGE repairs Regas of

fridges. Work done on

site. Hendrik 072368

3030 / 076593 6522.

PRE-PAID electricity meters

for granny flats &

cottages. Installation by a

registered technician incl.

Call Derek 0825574099

SEWING MACHINE repairs

& services. All makes.

Industrial, domestic. 082

746 6023.

5630

Services Offered

ARRIVE ON TIME LUXURY

SHUTTLE SERVICE:

Single / Group Bookings:

071474 3568. Mon & Fri

EL-BFN-EL R350/trip;

Tues, Thu, Sat EL-PE-EL

R250/trip; Wed & Sun

EL-DBN-EL R450/trip.

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PROPERTY

8161

Business Premises

To Let

CAMBRIDGE: Brand new

self-contained professional

offices to let. 41m2

- 90m2 starting from

R4,500 per month ex

VAT. Tel 060 559 7854.

BLOOMING NICE: One of the beautiful gardens on display this weekend at 20 Lower Ridge Road, Bonnie

Doon. This year, this garden will be on display in support of Child Welfare Picture: ROXANNE WENTZEL

EL gardens in full

bloom for a cause

MADELEINE CHAPUT

THE Pam Golding Properties’

Gardens of East London garden

show will be taking place this

weekend in aid of various

charities around the city.

Starting out six years ago, the

garden show has continuously

grown and now incorporates 27

of the most beautiful gardens

around East London.

“The garden show is really just

a way for Pam Golding to give

back and aid various charities in

our community,” said Pam

Golding photographer and

Gardens of East London

organiser Roxanne Wetzel.

Pam Golding facilitates the

garden show each year whereby

various charities are hosted by

the different gardens on display.

This year, guests can support

23 different charities, including

Pet Pals, the SPCA, Masithethe

Counselling Services, Choc,

Guardians of Hope, Salem Baby

Centre and Cansa.

Modelling shows, dancers,

singers, craft and food stalls, as

well as tea gardens, will

entertain visitors.

“Over the years, the garden

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Gary and Heather

Osner (née Hill) celebrate their 50th wedding

anniversary on Saturday. They were married

in the Victoria Methodist Church by Rev

Rogers on November 11 1967. Gary and

Heather have been blessed with four

children: Tracy, Debbie, Russell and Alistair

and eight grandchildren

GARDEN DELIGHT: One of the beautiful gardens on display this

weekend at 14 Cecil Loyd Street, Stirling. This year, the garden is in

support of Guardians of Hope

Picture: ROXANNE WENTZEL

show has helped out the various

charities and it’s such a great

opportunity for East London to

support them,” Wentzel said.

With more than 3500 people

visiting the different gardens last

year, Pam Golding hopes for the

Gardens of East London to

continue growing and making a

difference for the many charities

in need.

At R50 per person, guests will

have unlimited access to all 27

gardens for the show’s duration.

“Each charity is selling tickets

for their host garden and keep

all the proceeds from their ticket

sales. Many charities have now

even taken to establishing their

own beautiful gardens on their

premises,” Wentze said.

Tickets can be purchased at

the Pam Golding Properties

offices at 34 Pearce Street,

Berea or 67A Main Road,

Gonubie, as well as at any of the

participating charities. Children

under 12 years old enter for free.

MANY THANKS: Eleven-year-old Sinalo Zezani

was the most recent recipient of a wheelchair

courtesy of the Sweethearts Foundation in

partnership with the Pagegroup. Zezani was

born with a genetic disorder known as Down

Syndrome. Generally individuals with Down

Syndrome are able to walk but unfortunately,

despite therapeutic intervention from a young

age, Zezani did not reach this milestone. Thanks

to the Sweethearts Foundation and the

Pagegroup's PNA, Zezani now has independence

and mobility in the form of a specialised

wheelchair. Steers has also recently joined the

Sweethearts Foundation’s tops and tags drive

and hand-delivered a Steers meal for Zezani

Picture: MADELEINE CHAPUT


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Motor-X finishes

off with a bang

Keagan wins club championship

THE Border Motocross Club

Championship came to a

“fa n t a st i c ” end at the Border

Motocross track on Saturday.

We thank the riders who

joined us from PE for their

support in this last event of the

y e a r.

“Our little riders and the new

cute novice ones rode very well

and loved the prize-giving,”

Sharon Hanekom said.

Visiting rider, Liam Botha,

pulled out all the stops in the

65cc class with Keagan

Hanekom, close on his heels.

Keagan gets the points because

he is a club member.

The 85cc race was won by

Chase Hanekom. The overall

club championship went to a

much-deserved rider Keagan

“It is great to see the ladies

entering at this level, and it was

a pity that Savannah van Vuuren

was out for the day due to an

fmx [freestyle motocross] injury,”

Sharon said.

Breece Romans won the Pro

Mini class and the most exciting

part of this race was the fight

between Jayden Bruce

Alexander and Kyle Philips, with

Jayden taking second place and

receiving the Zane Howard

t rophy.

For the 125cc class riding with

the men was the club’s young

lady rider Kylie Kotze who took

first place in the event.

In the MX3 class Anton

Bezuidenhout took the overall

win.

In MX2, there was some

exciting racing between Swann

and Riley Naude with the club’s

local enduro rider Michael

Swann ending winner of the day.

In MX1 it was a challenge for

David Canning who pushed hard

to defend his 2016

Championship; unfortunately he

could only manage third place

and second overall in the

championship.

A special memorial lap was

held for Howard and Jean Tiran

known as Grandpa and Dad, they

are truly missed and will always

be remembered as legends.

MEDAL WINNERS: Border

biathletes competed in the

annual Southern Free State

(SFS) and Eastern Province

Inter-provincial Biathlon

Championships recently and

did exceptionally well. In the

championships, gold medals

went to Benjamin Heuer,

Zander Scholtz and Michael

Forbes. Silver Medals went to

Adam Brown and Liam Prime.

In the EP Championships, gold

medals went to Camilla

Heuer, Sarah-Jane Mouton,

Rod Westgate and Michael

Forbes. Silver medals went to

Abigail Rululu, Mikayla

Forbes, Adam Brown and Liam

Viviers. Bronze medals went to Benjamin Heuer, Kara Batting, Zander Scholtz and Demont Herman

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MASTER CLASS:

Proteas assistant

coach Adrian Birrell

and South African

test batsman Temba

Bavuma, pictured,

gave the Selborne

boys and coaches a

master class on the

basics of cricket

during their recent

visit to East London.

It was a great

experience for our

boys and coaches

RIDING HIGH: Kylie Kotze took first place in

the 125cc section of the final round of the

Border Motocross Club Championship at the

weekend

Picture: DEAN HOLMES

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IN FINE FORM: Selborne College first XI batsman Matt Dewar is in superb form having scored 110 against rivals Queen’s College

ON TARGET: Caley Kent-Brown, middle, (Grade 9, Beaconhurst High) placed three weeks ago and then following it up with a mammoth 188 against Western Regions on October 28. Those centuries saw

first in her grade and second overall out of 135 in the senior girls division in Selborne win both matches. They beat Queen’s by 148 runs and Western Regions by 249 runs. Selborne scored 400 for seven

the national archery bulls-eye competition held recently Picture: SUPPLIED against Western Regions, with Matthew Ferrant getting a delightful 96 not out as well

Man with iron will

F

ROM a young

age, Clifford

Martin, 38,

had a passion

for sports and loved

being outdoors

playing rugby, on

the athletics field or

even surfing, but his

life changed

drastically at the

age of 15.

After a dreadful car

accident, Martin was

severely injured

leaving him

paralysed from his

chest down. Despite

this he has a

chiselled six-pack.

Martin chose to

pursue a career in

disabled power

lifting, javelin, shot

put, discus and his

favourite; bench

pressing and

bodybuilding.

He has come a

long way and is

leading his dream

after being selected

to represent East

London and South

Africa at the

International Natural

Bodybuilding

Association (INBA)

Championships in

Las Vegas. Cliff is

currently in the

United States and

readying himself for

the competition that

officially kicks off

t o d ay.

Camille Everts, a

colleague of Martin’s,

personally took on

the challenge to help

raise money for a

special wheelchair

after his chair was

damaged in an

accident.

The chairs frame

was bent which

resulted in a

misalignment of

Mar tin’s body while

in the chair. This has

resulted in a

curvature of his spine

from months of

sitting in the chair.

The Kempston

Group and Round

Table Nahoon 160

have partnered in

raising funds for the

muscle man.

K e m p st o n

managed to ensure

the wheelchair

accompanied Martin

to Las Vegas,

however he still

needs to raise

R43 000 to cover the

cost of this important

piece of equipment.

Those who wish to

support towards

STEELY SIDE: Clifford

Martin will represent

South Africa at the

International Natural

Bodybuilding

Association in Las

Vegas starting today

Picture: SUPPLIED

Mar tin’s dream are

encouraged to

contact Camille

Everts of the

Kempston Group:

083-444-9883 or via

e-mail on

camille.everts@

kempston.co.za

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