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Flying beauty flag

Caitlyn aims for SA title

DESMOND COETZEE

HHOERSKOOL De Vos

Malan Grade 7 pupil

and Schornville

beauty queen,

Caitlyn Cassels, will be flying

the flag for the King

William’s Town community

when she represents her

province at the 20th Miss

Mini South Africa annual

pageant in Johannesburg

from April 2 – 8 .

During the event, Caitlyn

will compete with other

teens from all provinces for

the title. Caitlyn said she

was no stranger to

competing in beauty

pageants at national level

and she was looking

forward to the event with

much anticipation.

“I was a finalist for Mini

Miss Teen SA earlier this

year, where I was crowned

runner-up to the title and

I’m looking forward to this

one,” she said.

LaGardi Motorsport

hosted a spin bash

competition towards a

fundraising event to help

the Schornville girl attend

the prestigious event.

The event which was

hosted in King over the

weekend was successful,

which saw spinners from

East London and from

places as far afield as Port

Elizabeth taking part.

Senolene Cassels, mother

of Caitlyn, said she was

amazed by the tremendous

support she had received

from the community and no

amount of thanks would be

enough.

“I would like to thank the

organisers of the spinning

competition, the

participants who were

coming from various places,

all sponsors such as Sasko,

Eugene from Audio Sound,

Rihnaj Models and team

Caitlyn for the role they

played in making the event

such a success,” an elated

Senolene said.

“I would also like to take

this opportunity to ask the

KWT community to support

my daughter by SMSing

MMT01 to 47087.”

A SMS only cost R2 and

you can SMS as many

times as you like.

You can also visit Mini

Miss Teen 2018 Facebook

page and like Caitlyn’s

picture.

PROUD MOM: Senolene Cassels, left, stands proudly next to daughter, Caitlyn, who will represent the EC Province at the 20th Miss Mini

South Africa annual competition next month.

Picture: SUPPLIED

All aboard for indigenous games

STAND HERE: Duncan Village Hub Coordinator and BCM Kgathi coach Nophandle Mhlauli explains the rules of the

board game to Umtiza High School pupils during an Indigenous Games workshop at Santa near East London on

Monday.

Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

DESMOND COETZEE

THERE was joy unconfined when the

Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts

and Culture (Dsrac) officials,

accompanied by a delegation of

coaches, arrived at Santa Informal

Settlement to present an indigenous

games workshop to locals on Monday.

According to Buffalo City Dsrac

official and organiser, Nonqaba Ketye,

the workshop was aimed at generating

interest in indigenous games among

locals – and to identify talent.

Indigenous games are native games

and play activities originating from a

particular area or country and consist of

nine non-athletic codes such as Ncuva,

Kgathi, Dibeke, Kho-Kho, Drie Stokkies,

Jukskei, Iintonga, Morabaraba and

Upuca.

There are no age restrictions and

both men and women compete from

local hubs, all the way up to national

level when the annual championships

are staged.

The national championships took

place in Polokwane, Limpopo in

September last year which saw the

Eastern Cape province ending secondlast

outof the nine provinces that

par ticipated.

About 80 enthusiastic locals and

pupils from the Umtiza High School

listened attentively to presentations of

the general rules of the different games

made by provincial coaches. This was

followed by a practical session which

attracted the attention of many

community members and children.

Provincial Dsrac assistant manager,

Mboniso Fetshu said indigenous games

can be played on an open piece of land

and did not need special equipment.

During the practical session it was

clear the participants showed

enthusiasm and enjoyed the indigenous

games.

Sihle Nonyondla is a 14-year-old

Grade 8 pupil at Mtiza High school.

She said it was the first time she

would b participating in Indigenous

Games and her favourite code was

Kgathi which entailed players jumping

over a rope swung back and forth by

two players.

Another local Zimkhita Zozoba, 27

said: “I also love Kgathi.”


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Eskom on TRAC in E Cape

SIVENATHI GOSA

ESKOM has extended its

Science Enhancement

Initiative Support Programme

in the Eastern Cape, following

the extension of an agreement

between Eskom and the

Technology Research Activity

Centre South Africa (TRAC SA)

which aims to assist with

science, mathematics and

technology education in

schools.

Group Capital acting group

executive Kobus Steyn said

they were in partnership with

the Eastern Cape depar tment

of education and signed their

first agreement to assist five

schools in the Kouga Local

Municipality with TRAC SA in

March 2016.

TRAC SA is now

implemented in 30 selected

schools for Grade 10 to 12

pupils in the following

districts – Libode, Qumbu,

Cofimvaba, East London and

Uitenhage.

“This is part of Eskom’s

drive to invest in communities

where Eskom has

infrastructure. Our partnership

with TRAC demonstrates a

shared social responsibility

that is also in line with

supporting government’s

initiative of skills development

and improving access to

quality education for all,

consistent with the long-term

goal of poverty eradication,”

said Steyn.

He said one of the country’s

challenges remained making

mathematics, physical science

and related fields popular

among the pupils.

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potential to fuel enthusiasm

through exciting teaching and

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“The TRAC programme has

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inception. More than 2000

pupils and 30 educators from

30 schools are benefiting, and

6000 hands-on pupil exposures

have been recorded.”

FUTURE SUPPORT: From left, E s ko m ’s

acting general manager for nuclear

new build Loyiso Tyabashe, Group

Capital acting group executive Kobus

Steyn and the education department’s

deputy superintendent-general Ray

Tywakadi engage with pupils during the

Eskom Science Enhancement Initiative

Support Programme

E s ko m ’s acting general

manager for nuclear new

build Loyiso Tyabashe said

while the primary aim

supported Eskom’s plans to

increase intake into science

and engineering for future

skills needs, they believed

that the impact of improving

the pass rate in maths and

science would benefit the

Eastern Cape and the country.

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over Bonza Bay

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Neville Crowder

BCM sweeps litter

under the carpet

MADELEINE

CHAPUT

JUST a few weeks after

the GO! & Express

exposed the dreary

state of the Umtiza

Nature Reserve in the

Buffalo Pass area, r i fe

with illegal dumping,

Buffalo City

Municipality (BCM) has

seemingly attempted to

“sweep the problem

under the carpet.”

Uncovered by East

London handyman

Trevor Watson, who

recently revisited the

area, the Umtiza Nature

Reserve remains a

dumping ground, with

little sign of any

improvement.

“I took a drive

through the Buffalo

Pass area again last

week and was horrified

at what I saw,” said

Wat s o n .

“BCM must have sent

a grader to push the

rubbish away from the

road and into the bush

and in some places

over the edge of the

ravine. All that this has

done is cleared a place

for new illegal dumping

to take place,” he

explained.

According to East

London Museum

scientist Kevin Cole, the

Umtiza Forest, apart

from being home to the

endemic umtiza

listeriana tree, is also

home to a unique

monkey species known

as the Sykes’ m o n ke y.

“In the past a

significant area

contained in the Umtiza

Nature Reserve was lost

to agriculture so it is

extremely important for

us to conserve the

ecological integrity of

what is left,” explained

Cole.

SHOCK ‘S O LU T I O N ’: Recent photographs taken in

the Umtiza Nature Reserve in the Buffalo Pass

area show Buffalo City Metro’s half-hearted

attempt to get rid of the rubbish by simply

bulldozing it off the roads and into the bushes,

going as far as pushing the illegally dumped filth

off the edge of the reserve and into the ravine

below

Pictures: TREVOR WATSON

He said the Umtiza

Nature Reserve was

largely undervalued and

underutilised and it

boasts the potential to

be a great eco-tourism

at t raction.

“The large-scale

illegal dumping taking

place has a massive

negative impact on the

environmental stability

of the whole area, not

to mention the Buffalo

River system that runs

through the reser ve,”

said Cole.

Watson previously

mentioned that rugged

policing by people

empowered to arrest

and prosecute those

caught in the act of

illegal dumping was

desperately needed to

curb the scourge of

illegal dumping.

Cole’s suggestions

similarly include the

establishment of an

anti-dumping unit and

dedicated hotline

number by Eastern

Cape Parks and Tourism

Agency (ECPTA) and

BCM.

“A visible presence

dedicated to patrolling

and protecting areas

such as the nature

reserve, is the most

practical way to achieve

short-term success.

“In the long run,

however, a major

re-commitment to

effecting environmental

legislation needs to be

seen,” said Cole.

Watson and Cole are

also working on the

possibility of having a

big walk through the

nature reserve in an

effort to bring this issue

to the attention of as

many people as

possible.


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STAFF REPORTER

PLAYING THE GAME: Duncan Village school pupils introduced to touch rugby by South African Touch Association at Ebenezer

Majombozi High School

Picture:SIVENATHI GOSA

Touch rugby on the go

SIVENATH GOSA

SOUTH African Touch

Association (Sata) in

partnership with Buffalo City

Municipality held its first

touch rugby training clinic at

Ebenezer Majombozi High

School in Duncan Village on

T h u r s d ay.

Four schools participated:

John Bisseker Secondary

School, Greenpoint High

School, Ebenezer Majombozi

High School and Alphendale

Secondary School.

Former principal and

member of SEED Education

Trust Dave and Ingrid Wylde,

initiated the training clinic to

grow the love of rugby in the

province. Wylde said Sata was

established in 1994 ,and has a

full membership of the

Federation of International

Touch (FIT). “Each of the nine

official regional associations

have their own executive

committees, with a

constitution that is in line with

Sata. The amateur status of

the sport and its impressive

growth bears testament to the

appeal of the sport and the

commitment of the players

who have been bitten by the

'touch bug,’ Wylde said.

More than 50 pupils from

schools in Pefferville and

Duncan Village participated at

the training clinic which was

coached by Sata member,

Craig Mason.

“Touch has been growing

rapidly in the country and Sata

has firmly established in the

Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal

and Gauteng, so the aim is to

get the game up and running

in the Eastern Cape,” Wylde

said.

“It is inexpensive to

implement as it needs little

sporting equipment and a

space to play so it is ideal for

underfunded communities and

schools. It is played by boys

and girls and the rules of

Touch are international.

Chairman of Buffalo

Municipality Touch

Association, and teacher at

Greenpoint High School, Mark

Stewart, gathered a team of

young people for his executive

who are already involved in

programmes to motivate and

uplift young people.

“Unemployed youth will be

trained up as coaches and

referees with U19, U17 and U15

teams that will compete with a

development team of U14

p l ay e r s , ” Stewart said.

Grade 12 pupil of Ebenezer

Majombi, Nambithaa

Msutwana,18, said she was

interested in participating as it

was rare for girls to play.

“It is not normal at my

school or community to see

girls play rugby as it is

perceived as a boys' sport, but

I made it a point that I will try

it out, regardless of what

people say, because I enjoy

watching it, and I will enjoy

playing it,” Msutwana said.

EAST London-born artist Marc

Prader vand will be showcasing his

latest paintings in the Tower of

Babble exhibition which opens at

the Ann Bryant Art Gallery, in

Southernwood today.

The p h ot o g r a p h e r - t u r n e d - p a i n t e r,

who lives and works in the rural

hamlet of Riebeeck East in the

Eastern Cape, exchanged his

camera for a paint brush following

an illustrious career as a fashion

photographer for publications such

as Marie Claire, GQ, Men’s Health,

Fair Lady and Leadership.

Most of his work deals with social

issues such as violence, power and

the abuse thereof and society’s

unhealthy obsession with wealth

and greed.

He has been an Absa L’Atelier

finalist three times and some of his

work forms part of the Nelson

Mandela Metropolitan Art

Museum’s permanent collection.

Heavily influenced by quirky

South African artists like Walter

Battis and East London-born

Norman Katherine, the former

Cambridge High School pupil’s

latest work also draws heavily on

the art produced by the Pintupi

artists from Papunya in the great

Australian Western desert, as well

as the abundant San rock art found

in the surrounding hills and valleys

of the artist’s home town of

Riebeeck East.

Renowned art historian Barry

Gibb will be delivering the opening

speech.

The exhibition runs until March 16.

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IN THE SWIM: KHS Senior Primary School held an interhouse swimming gala on February 21.

Milner House, left, proudly took the title of SP Gala Champion Pictures: SUPPLIED

RUN! The Kingsridge School

for Girls held their annual

athletics day on February 27.

This event involved Junior,

Senior and High school

departments and took place

on the Dale College athletics

track. Frere House took the

title of Athletics Champions

for 2018

UBUNTU: King

William’s Town Lions

Club member and

Breidbach Clinic

soup kitchen project

manager Peter

Moses handed out

food, fruit and

clothing to more

than 500

beneficiaries in

support of the

Breidbach Seniors

Club last week.

Moses said the soup

kitchen operates on

the last Thursday of

every month and,

‘This would not have

been possible

without the

generous support

we receive from

Dhaysons

KWIKSPAR, Trellidor

and Nick’s Foods

Daily SPAR, not to

mention the kind

donations from our

loyal community’

Picture: DESMOND

COETZEE

DELLARISE CHRISTIAN

Pupil excels

in athletics

DELLARISE Christian is one of three Breidbach

Primary athletes who represented their school at

the Buffalo City Metro Primary Schools Athletics

championships at the Absa Stadium in East

London last week.

The other two athletes are Requilme Adonis

and Veronique Sidiki. All three athletes were

selected and will participate in the Eastern Cape

provincial championships scheduled for Cradock

this weekend.

Christian (U13 girls 800m and long jump),

Sidiki (U12 girls 100m) and Adonis (U11 boys

80m) were commended by coach Werner Fuller

for their stunning performances.

Christian represented her province in the Drie

Stokkies event at the South African Indigenous

Championships in Polokwane last year where

she was only 13cm short of the 10m distance

jumped by the winner.

We e k e n d

weather

MODERATE temperatures will prevail this

weekend, with some rain thrown in for good

measure.

Today, heavy thunderstorms are forecast,

possibly delivering up to 20mm. The early

morning temperature will be 17°C, rising to

24°C at the maximum.

Tomorrow will be fairly cool and partly

cloudy and a few isolated thunderstorms may

be expected here and there in the afternoon.

Temperatures will range between 14 and 21°C.

On Saturday there will still be some cloud

about, but the rain seems to be moving off for

now. The minimum temperature is predicted to

be 14°C and the maximum 24°C.

Sunday will be an ideal day for enjoying the

outdoors as it will be mostly sunny with a

maximum temperature of 27°C after an 18°C

start. –www.theweathernet work.co.za


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Epic cycle for ‘Grandads Army’

MADELEINE CHAPUT

OVER a happy and successful event last

week, the Grandads Army launched

their fourth annual Rob Burton

memorial ride in aid of the local nonprofit

organisation, the Eyabantwana

For the Children Trust.

The annual ride, in remembrance of

fellow members and dear friends, Rob

Burton and Arthur Salzwedel, will see

cyclists take on a 1160km journey to the

Western Cape.

“Like all good things, this ride was

started over a beer with good friends,

soon after Rob passed away.

“After one too many we decided that

riding to Cape Town would be a good

idea,” Grandads Army cyclist, Andrew

Langtree, said.

Starting out with only seven

members, the Grandads Army has now

grown to include 30 cyclists who will

depart for the four-day ride this

w e e ke n d .

Facing the semi-arid desert climate,

the “Grandads Army” will ride to the

Western Cape via the Karoo.

Three teams will each ride a total of

100km each day in the form of a relay

system in an effort to arrive in

Stellenbosch safely.

“One of our main objectives on this

journey is for the whole team to cycle

and arrive at our destination safely.

“Despite proving to be quite a tough

ride, the route through the Karoo was

chosen specifically for this reason,”

Langtree said.

Raising more than R750000 for the

Eyabantwana for Children Trust over the

past three years, the Grandads Army are

hoping to raise more than R250000

with this year's ride.

Eyabantwana for the Children Trust

was established by paediatric surgeon

and Grandads Army cyclist, Dr Colin

Lazarus, in an effort to support the work

of the Eastern Cape Paediatric Surgical

Services operating at the local Frere

and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals.

The trust serves an estimated five

million people from all regions of the

Eastern Cape. Last year, the funds

raised from the “Grandads Army”

memorial ride went towards the muchneeded

burn surgical equipment for

paediatric patients at both hospitals.

The funds raised through this year's

ride will be used to upgrade the burns

ward at Frere Hospital.

“The money raised by the Grandads

Army has become a beacon of hope for

so many burn victims in the Eastern

Cape,” official fuel sponsor for the ride,

Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer (CECM)

chief executive, Clive Berlyn, said.

Other major sponsors for the ride

SADDLED UP: Grandads Army cyclists, supporters and sponsors line up for the fourth annual Rob Burton Memorial ride.

Picture: MADELEINE CHAPUT

include, Coca-Cola, Caltex Beacon Bay

Fresh Stop and Minuteman Press.

Upon arrival in the Western Cape, the

30 cyclists will also ride along the

scenic Clarence Road Drive, along the

coast from Hermanus to Gordon's Bay.

Ten members of the Grandads Army

will then also take on a further 110km by

tackling this year's Cape Town Cycle

To u r.

“Its an honour to be part of

something like this and a big thank you

goes to all those who have made it

possible and continue to support us.

“We have a team of 44 people riding

to the Western Cape and we really

could not manage without each and

every one of them,” Langtree said.

For more information or to donate to

the cause, contact Trystan Viaene at

t r y s t a n @ h y p e p r. c o . z a .

To follow the excitement of this year's

ride, visit the Rob Burton Memorial Ride

Facebook page.

Magazine empowers young women

JOY OF DANCING :Some of the dancers who took part in the Eastern Cape

Provincial Cultural Awards on Saturday,

Participants shine at DSRAC

cultural awards showpiece

STAFF REPORTER

THE Department of Sport,

Recreation, Arts and Culture

(DSRAC) in partnership with the

Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and

Culture Council (ECPACC), Eastern

Cape Audio Visual Centre (ECAVC)

and the East London Guild Theatre

hosted the third Eastern Cape

Provincial Cultural Awards on

Saturday, at the Guild Theatre.

The awards are held in

recognition of individuals, groups,

and organisations who have played

a role of enhancing and promoting

professional excellence in the arts

and cultural sector of the province.

MADELEINE CHAPUT

LAUNCHED on Youth Day last

year, Bumb'Ingomso's youth

empowerment magazine,

Yakha, is making waves in

Buffalo City.

The local project funded by

the DG Murray Trust, aims to

inspire, motivate and support

young women in making

healthy life choices and

reaching their full potential.

The multi-faceted project is

implemented throughout the

Buffalo City area by the Small

Projects Foundation, Beyond

Zero, Masimanyane Women's

support centre, Harambee

Youth Employment

Accelerator, DreamWorker,

Masibumbane and the Rural

Education Access Programme.

“The various organisations

needed a way of

communicating to the youth

that did not require internet

access and so, the idea of a

youth lifestyle magazine was

born,” Yakha magazine editor

Rene Hicks said.

Since their inception,

Bumb'Ingomso, with the help

of various organisations in the

city, have held various

leadership workshops,

established youth-friendly

clinics, as well as a

Opportunity Hub in the city.

GUIDANCE ON THE WAY UP: Bumb'Ingomso Yakha Magazine

communications team, from left, Spokazi Tyiwani, Ath'Enkosi

Sopitshi, Rene Hicks, Angela Stewart-Buchanan, Deogracious

Ndlovu, Nolonwabo Balele and, front, Xolelwa Pona

The Opportunity Hub is

situated at the East London

Central Library to help young

people navigate the world of

work.

From writing CVs to gaining

information on prospective job

opportunities, youngsters can

visit the hub for guidance.

Yakha has become

Bumb'Ingomso's main

communication tool, informing

the youth of not only their own

initiatives, but also other

organisations and projects

aimed at helping them.

The magazine is funded by

the DG Murray Trust as part of

Bumb'Ingomso's

communication budget and is

issued quarterly and

distributed freely by the

various partnering

o r g a n i s at i o n s .

A range of issues, including

HIV/Aids, teen pregnancy,

gender-based violence and

youth unemployment, are

covered following a youthful

approach.

”The focus of the magazine

is not to tell readers what the

problems are, but to give them

tangible and achievable

solutions by showing them

there are places they can go to

for help,” explained Hicks.

The magazine also

celebrates youngsters in and

around Buffalo City who are

doing great things within their

communities despite their

c i r c u m st a n c e s .

This is geared towards

empowering the youth to

create their own

opportunities.The majority of

the magazine's content is

reader driven in an effort to

give up-and-coming talent a

voice.

Photographers and writers

are sourced from within

Buffalo City.

“There is phenomenal talent

here in and it is often never

seen. All our content is

generated by youngsters living

in the city with many of our

writers being journalism

graduates from Walter Sisulu

Universit y.

This gives them a way to get

published,” said Hicks.

“Its really inspiring to see

how many youngsters are

doing wonderful things within

their communities.

Our aim is to share these

stories and get the youth to

see that people just like them

– in the same circumstances –

can be successful,” she said.


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VROODA MAKHAM

BRIGHT YOUNG SUPPORTERS: Merrifield Preparatory School and College pupils raised R9000 for Cansa during the Shavathon on Friday.

Showing their support with their brightly coloured hair are some of the Grade 1 pupils

Picture: TRACEY MANGOLD

YOUNG LEADERS: Serving Kuswag Primary this year are, from

left, deputy headgirl Sixolile Sifatyi, headgirl Onesimo

Kabase, headboy Caleb Radcliffe and deputy headboy Yivani

Jayiy

Picture: Supplied

Q. TELL US ABOUT YOUR

O C C U PAT I O N ?

A. I’m the liaison officer

for the East London Branch

of Diabetes South Africa.

Q. WHAT DO YOU LOVE

ABOUT YOUR CITY?

A. East London is a

charming city with friendly

people. It has a good

environment to raise

children. It’s a hidden gem

with a stunning coastline.

It's no surprise that our

beautiful beaches like

Kidd’s Beach, Gonubie,

Nahoon and Orient Beach

attract so many tourists.

Q. WHICH THREE PEOPLE

DEAD OR ALIVE – WOULD

YOU LIKE TO INVITE TO

DINNER?

A. 1. Earl Bell, chairman

of the East London branch

of Diabetes South Africa.

Not only is he widely

travelled, he also has a

wealth of experience in

diabetes management.

He's attended and

presented at many

conferences nationwide. He

was instrumental in getting

Diabetes Federation’s

Congress to South Africa in

2006 which attracted

about 12 800 delegates

from across the world. I

love to listen to his stories.

2. Dr Mac Robertson

from Durban but retired in

Pretoria. Dr Robertson

always availed himself to

do workshops on

managing diabetes in East

London and has run many

diabetic trials.

3. Professor Emeritus

Francois Bonnici from Cape

To w n .

Q. WHAT BRIGHTENS UP

YOUR LIFE?

A. Being involved with

Diabetes South Africa,

knowing that I’m helping

those who live with this

condition and to learn that

it is manageable.

Q. WHAT DO YOU LOVE

ABOUT SA?

A. There’s never a dull

moment in South Africa –

whether from a political or

sports point of view. The

diversity of our nation

lightens up our country.

We strive to inform people

that there are Diabetes

Branches and support

groups across South Africa.

Q. WHAT IS YOUR

MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH?

A. We need a healthy

youth population leading

our country into the future,

so staying away from the

likes of drugs is vital.

HEAVEN BLESSED: The rain came down for the Hudson Park High School interhouse gala, but the

enthusiasm of the participants and spectators was cause for a riveting event. In the swim of it are,

from left, Alexia Velde, Mtha Sojola and Sanchia Poovan

PROVINCIAL CAPTAIN: Well done to

Merrifield Grade 8 pupil Amy Swart,

who will captain the U15A Eastern

Cape Badminton team at the

upcoming SA Championships,

which will be held during the school

holidays

Picture: SUPPLIED

WORLD RECOGNITION: Congratulations to Siyolise

Mapongwana, left, and Cayden Memphis, of George Randell

Primary, who recently received their certificates of merit all

the way from China for their participation in the 48th World

School Children’s Art Exhibition. Well done!

WELCOME HOME, HEADGIRL! Kay Mosiane, front row, middle, was headgirl at Gonubie Primary School

in 2006 and has now returned to her alma mater as a music teacher. With her are the teachers who

taught her at various times for different subjects during her primary school career. She completed her

high school education at the National School of Arts in Johannesburg and then earned her Bachelor’s

degree (with honours) in music at Rhodes University. She is working part-time on her masters

degree

Traps sporting dads of

small sons tumble into

NOW that autumn is in the air

and the domestic and school

cricket seasons are winding

down, it springs to mind for no

particular reason other than that

of personal experience, one of

the traps which yawn wide for

the fathers of small sons at this

time of year. It is one which

many of you sporting dads out

there might recognise.

It is the occasion when casual

conversation turns to athletic

prowess. The trap is always well

camouflaged. Dad has taken his

son to watch a cricket match.

The tail-ender has just hit the

ball over the sight-screen for a

towering six.

“That reminds me,” says Dad

expansively, “of the time I hit

four sixes in one over off Joe

Noggs, Free State’s demon fast

b o w l e r. ”

Junior at his side has cocked

an ear. He understands for the

first time that his Dad is a

cricketer and what’s more, a

cricketer of name and note.

Out of range of his spouse and

with a hero-worshipping audience

of one small boy, father falls

deeper into the trap. He recalls

REFLECTIONS

... with Charles Beningfield

now the glorious afternoon when,

with his unplayable leg-spinners,

he took no less than nine

provincial wickets for 32 runs

and later knocked up a century in

half an hour.

The trusting child at his side

is by now saucer-eyed in

wonder and admiration. Other

chaps’ fathers may have played

at Wimbledon or swum the

English Channel; other chaps'

fathers may be business

tycoons or serve on the school

committee. But Dad sitting at

his side was at once AB de

Villiers and Imran Tahir rolled

into one.

Here indeed is something to

tell his classmates tomorrow;

here is something to mightily

impress the teachers.

Father may not realise it at

the time, but someday he is

going to be caught; someday he

will be prepared to spend a

fortune to buy back each

boastful phrase. But such words

once uttered are beyond price.

They are stored inextricably in

the grey matter of a little boy.

Bet your house on it, sooner

or later the youngsters will

challenge their dads to a game

of cricket. Few members of the

older team will have touched a

bat or a ball in 15 years.

It is then that that father

whose shining exploits on the

field of play will be revealed as

merely a figment of a fertile

imagination – especially if his

son tonks him for a six or bowls

him first ball. Ouch!


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Going extra mile

for the children

SIVENATHI GOSA

BORN and bred in Mdantsane, Ta b i s a

Loliwe is a woman with a purpose of

changing the lives of young people from

disadvantaged backgrounds.

Loliwe decided to establish her own

KEEP ON WALKING: Mdantsane resident

Tabisa Lolilwe helps a school pupil with the

new shoes she donated

registered foundation, the TeeLo Foundation,

in March 2016 to help pupils by assisting

them with their homework and by donating

school essentials.

“I come from a very poor, mostly

uneducated family and when I was growing

up, I told myself that I want to be the one

who breaks this cycle and be a university

g r a d u at e . ”

Loliwe said when she researched the

reasons for the poor matric pass rate

theEastern Cape province is suffering, she

realised that pupils were taught in their

mother tongue, isiXhosa, and then struggled

to understand English instructions during

e x a m i n at i o n s .

The foundation also donated school shoes

to the pupils.

“I used to be mocked for going to school

b a r e fo ot and I know how cruel children can

be and how this affects one,” said Loliwe.

Loliwe has donated more than 300 school

jerseys and shoes since 2016, and hundreds

of sanitary pads to three Tsholomnqa schools:

Gqala Primary School,Phozi Primary School

and Xhamini Primary School, as well as

Dyam-Dyam Primary School in Duncan

Village.

“The foundation has a career exhibition in

the pipeline aimed at Grade 9 pupils. I want

to see neat, confident and motivated children

who will help others to get good marks and

be successful,” she said.

“There are other non-profit organisations

that are making a difference in people’s lives,

like Project Khulisanani. I am impressed by

the dedication the young people are putting

in to help change each other’s lives.

The TeeLo Foundation relies on donations

from family members, friends, as well as

social media platforms.

“Making a difference in people’s lives is my

first love, helping and touching lives is what I

do. I am hoping the matric pass rate will

eventually improve and reach the top three in

the country,” Loliwe said.

Jazz legend to perform at Stirling High

STAFF REPORTER

THE Stirling High School

Auditorium will be hosting a

live jazz music concert

tomorrow evening featuring

some of the best jazz

musicians in South Africa:

Lulama Gawulana on bass,

Ayanda Sikade on drums,

Nduduzo Makhathini on

piano and Sakhile Simani

on trumpet

Respected local jazz

musician Gawulana, who

recently released a CD

called Homage to Johnny

Dyani , will be playing tunes

from his CD as well as some

of his most recent original

compositions. Gawulana,

who grew up in the

communities of Mdantsane

and Duncan Village, was

heavily influenced by

Johnny Dyani, who also

grew up in Duncan Village.

Johnny was taught to

play bass by pianist Fats

Mbambisa, and his big

break came in the early

1960s when he joined Tete

Mbambisa’s quartet for a

tour in Cape Town.

There he was spotted by

the legendary Chris

McGregor, with whom he

subsequently became

synonymous in transforming

South African jazz.

After their exile to Britain

in 1964, McGregor’s “Blue

N ot e s ” jazz band had a

significant influence on

international and especially

British jazz, bringing the

swing and vigour of South

Africa’s music to

international attention and

presenting our jazz to the

world seriously for the first

time.

It was in the context of

this legacy that guitarist

and bassist Gawulana learnt

to play jazz.

He never met Johnny, but

the influences of his music

were all around, reflected in

the musicians left behind.

Gawulana has been a

mainstay on the Eastern

SIGHTS ON

THE CROWN:

Kaitlin

Schmidt was

recently

selected as a

brand

ambassador

for the Miss

Eagle South

Africa

competition

Cape jazz scene for more

than three decades, working

with many of South Africa’s

leading musicians and has

performed in The

Netherlands, Pakistan, India

and the Middle East.

He is a lyrical and

innovative composer who

has remained in East

London, committed to his

roots, also nurturing

successful young musicians

such as Ayanda Sikade and

Sakhile Simani.

Tickets R100 at the door

but there will be discounts

for students and pensioners.

Kaitlin soars in

Miss Eagle comp

MADELEINE CHAPUT

LOCAl Fort Hare student,

Kaitlin Schmidt was recently

selected as a brand

ambassador for the Miss

Eagle South Africa

competition, earning her a

spot in the second round

of the pageant.

Founded by Eagle

Media, Miss Eagle South

Africa is the biggest

“Beauty with Brains and

Purpose” contest in the

history of the country,

aiming to crown an

inspiring young woman as

Miss Eagle South Africa

for the first time this year.

This new beauty

contest aims to empower

young women all over

South Africa by

celebrating inner beauty

and motivation to make a

difference in their

communit y.

“I first learned about the

contest through FaceBook

and it immediately appealed

to me. I love how the focus is

not entirely on what you look

like, but rather on your

ambition and drive to make a

positive impact on people and

communities,” said Schmidt.

“My mom was a modelling

teacher and she’s the one who

inspired me to do this. She’s

always been my inspiration

because no matter what life

throws at her, she always keeps

going.”

Through community work,

promoting charity organisations

and the Miss Eagle South Africa

contest, Schmidt hopes to earn

enough points to make it to the

semi-finals and, eventually the

finals, which will take place in

Johannesburg on December 15.

“I’ve always loved being

involved in charity work,

especially when it means that I

can make a difference in the lives

of children,” the 19-year-old said.

Currently studying towards a

Bcom Accounting degree, Schmidt

also spends her time tutoring

children, au pairing and teaching

English online.

“I love working with children,

because it has and continues to

teach me so much. I really enjoy

forming a one-on-one bond with

them and motivating them to be

their best selves,” said Schmidt.

The former Beaconhurst pupil

spent the better part of the last

two weeks creating awareness for

Childhood Cancer Foundation SA

(CHOC) by dressing up in the

CHOC cow “onesie” and

promoting International Childhood

Cancer day as well as spending

time with the children at the

CHOC ward.

“I’m really excited about joining

CHOC. I really hope to become

more involved”, Schmidt said.

The passionate youngster also

regularly visits the Guardians of

Hope Place of Safety, where she

helps out to care and watch over

the babies in their care.

“I wish I could feed all the kids

going hungry in our country.

Everybody talks about improving

education, but its pointless when

many children in our country still

don’t have access to the most

basic and essential human right.

You can’t learn on an empty

st o m a c h , ” said Schmidt.

If anyone would like to aid

Kaitlin in her Miss Eagle South

Africa journey, please vote for her

by SMSing the name Kaitlin to

35334. For more information on

the contest, please visit their

website at w w w. m i ss e a g l e s a . c o m .


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To d a y

ý The Beacon Bay

Ratepayers first meeting

of the year will be held

on Monday 5th March, at

6.15pm at the Bonza Bay

Bowling Club.

Speaker will be Mr

Nabe from the

Independent Electoral

Commission. All

welcome.

ý Ann Bryant Art

Gallery – Art Exhibition

by Marc Pradervand

“Tower of Babble”.

Opening from 1 until

13 March at 9 St Mark

Road, Belgravia.

Fr i d a y

ý Wo m e n ’s World Day

of Prayer. Start 10am at

Kennersley Park Chapel.

Contact: (043) 748-2872

Sheila Killian.

All are welcome

ý Cricket: Sunfoil

four-day series: Warriors

vs Titans at Buffalo Park

from 10am.

Free entry.

ýJazz at Stirling

Auditorium from 7pm.

Lulama Gawulana on

bass, Nduduzo

Makhathini on piano,

Ayanda Sikade on drums

and Sakhile Simani on

t rumpet.

R100 for adults, R80

for pensioners and R20

for students.

Cash bar available.

S at u r d a y

ýAmakhosi Masters

Swimming Club 1km

Challenge

Starts 7.30am till 11am

Joan Harrison

Swimming Pool

Entry fee is R40

Certificates for all

finishers

ý Running: Kempston

Ladies Nite Race star ting

from Oxford Striders.

10km starts at 5pm –

R90 entry; 5km starts at

5.10pm – R75 entry.

ý Cansa Relay for Life

EL 2018 at Jan Smuts

Stadium from 5pm.

Fun-filled overnight

team experience to raise

funds for education, care

and support services.

R800 per team, visitors

R100 each.

ý Gonubie Farmer’s

Hall Dance. Dance

through the Ages –

Country, Boeremusiek,

Sokkie, Pop. Music by

Ian H. R30. From 8 till

late! For inquiries call

Jenny at 083-948-1141.

ýYellowwood Forest

Fare, Morgan’s Bay,

every Saturday from 9am

to 2pm.

ýThe Centenary

Tennis Club hosts social

tennis every Saturday

from 1.30pm. All

welcome. Enquiries:

Maurice 082-676-9708.

ýGonubie flea market

every Saturday in front

of the municipality from

8am to 1pm. Glenda

082-714-3390.

ýLavender Blue

Pineapple Walk every

Saturday, weather

permitting. Meet Yvonne

in the parking lot of

Lavender Blue at 5am.

Sunday

ý Avalon Craft &

Country Market at Kidd’s

Beach from 9am to 2pm.

Contact:

082-900- 3141.

ýSunday Craft Market

at Gonubie Sports Field

from 12pm to 3pm.

Yummy food, awesome

crafts and live cricket

match. Contact:

082-493-0819.

gonubiecricketclub@

gmail.com

ý Swimming:

Merrifield Mile at

Wriggleswade Dam from

1pm. Entry forms

available at Sportsmans

Warehouse, Cycle HQ

and Merrifield Prep

School and College, or

online.

Craft stalls, food and

cold drink stalls

available at the event.

Fun activities for the

family. Great prizes to be

won.

Monday

ý BORDER BIRDING:

Nahoon Estuary Nature

Reserve. Meet at Enviro

Centre at 7.45am.

Rating: 2. Contact: (043)

73 5 - 2 1 9 5 .

ýThe East London

group of Alcoholics

Anonymous meets at the

Catholic Church Hall,

Quigney at 7pm. Pieter

082-094-0959.

ýAA Kayser’s Beach

at the Chapel Hall at

7.30pm. Call 082-714-

9400.

ýAA Cambridge

group at the Methodist

Church, 7.30pm. Jumbo

on (043) 741-3685.

Tu e s d a y

ý The Royal Moscow

Ballet at the Guild

Theatre from 7pm.

Returning to South

Africa with a brilliant

programme: A Tribute to

the great Russian

Composer Pyotr Ilyich

Tchaikovsky. Tickets

from R300; R250 and

R200 – book at

C o m p u t i c ke t

ý The EL Caledonian

Society Pipe Band meets

on Tuesdays. Robert on

082-897-8571 or Stephen

on 082-560-0247.

ý Al Anon family

group at the Cambridge

Methodist Church

7.30pm. Elsie (043) 721-

0483 or 078-628-6311.

ý EL Bridge Club

duplicate Bridge every

Tuesday and/or Saturday

at 1.15pm at the Berea

Gardens dining hall.

Jean on (043) 735-4893.

ý Masithethe

personal growth and

counselling skills course

at the EL Golf Club from

6pm to 8.30pm. Call

(043) 722-2000.

ý Scottish dancing

classes from 4pm to

5.30pm at Ham’s Club,

Selborne. Call Nookie

(043) 726-1100.

ý Beacon Bay bridge

club social bridge every

Tuesday and Friday,

1.30pm to 4.30pm. Meet

at the Eden Worship

Centre, 10 Coad Road,

Beacon Bay. Olga on 083

650 6653 or Heather on

(043) 748-1465.

We dnesday

ýThe Royal Moscow

Ballet at the Guild

Theatre from 7pm.

Returning to South

Africa with a brilliant

programme: A Tribute to

the great Russian

Composer Pyotr Ilyich

Tchaikovsky. Tickets

from R300; R250 and

R200 – book at

C o m p u t i c ke t

Thursday

ýBKCOB Speed

Networking at Border Kei

Chamber of Business at

7.30am. RSVP online at

w w w. b k c o b . c o . z a / e v e n t s

Contact: Jacqui

members@bkcob.co.za

ýAndrew Young &

Band, live at the Guild

Theatre from 7.30pm.

Sax, Blues and Rock ‘n

Roll, featuring guitar

legend Jethro Butow.

Tickets: R150, available

from Computicket.

Contact:( 043) 743-0704.

ýCricket: Sunfoil

4-day series: Warriors vs

VKB Knights at Buffalo

Park from 10. Free entry.


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Merrifield Mile mania in town

TARALYN MCLEAN

FUN for the whole family is the

order of the day at this year’s 16th

Merrifield Mile at Wriggleswade

Dam on Sunday.

On top of the four swimming

events on offer at the Merrifield

Mile, powered by feature sponsor

Nedbank, there will be

entertainment galore on the banks

of the dam for spectators and

supporters. Paddles for hire,

facepainting for the kids, food and

drinks stalls, craft and clothing

stores, a flyover by Border aviation

and a jumping castle are just a few

of the added extras families can

expect this year.

There will also be free wi-fi at

the dam, supplied by Border

Internet. “This year we have gone

out of our way to make sure each

and every person who comes to

Wriggleswade Dam on Sunday has

a day to remember,” Merrifield Mile

organiser Tracey Mangold said.

“This event is not just about the

action on the water, but also about

creating memories for the families

who attend. As a school, we value

wholesome activities and are

looking forward to a fantastic day

cheering swimmers on. It’s early

days but great weather is forecast,

so come along and have a

wonderful day out with your

friends and families on Sunday,”

said Mangold.

T-shirts, goodie bags and

swimming caps are lined up for

swimmers who enter either of the

four events on offer – the 1.6km

Mile; the 500m Dash for swimmers

over the age of nine; the TerraForce

250m for swimmers over the age

of 8; and the Spur Fun Splash for

children under the age of nine.

Safety on the water is paramount

and NSRI and Dynamic EMS are on

the scene for any eventuality.

“Our incredible sponsors have

really come to the party this year

and enabled us to, yet again, treat

our swimmers to cash prizes for

the winners, and lucky draws for

the rest of the entrants. Thank you

to all our sponsors for making this

event possible, the only

long-distance swimming event of

its kind in the region. We are

looking forward to another great

day on Sunday, for swimmers and

supporters alike.”

Entries cost R110 for the longer

swims and R80 for the Splash.

Entries remain open right through

to Sunday morning where late

entries, at a cost of R150, will be

accepted until 10.45am at

Wriggleswade Dam. Entrance to

the dam is free to spectators.

Registration for any of the events

is open at Merrifield School on

Saturday between 9am and 1pm.

All entries can be done online at

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Sportsmans Warehouse in Retail

Park, Cycle HQ in Nahoon or at

Merrifield Prep School and College,

on the corner of Bonza Bay road

and the N6.

Online entries close at 1pm on

Friday, 2 March.

All information related to the

event, including overnight camping

at the dam, is available at

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details, contact Tracey Mangold on

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ALMOST THERE: The 16th Merrifield Mile will take place on 4 March at Wriggleswade Dam. There

are four events to choose from. In this photograph, young swimmers take part in the Spur Splash

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CONQUEROR: First-time winner of

the 11.2km race, Bulelani Mgubo,

makes it to the finish line at the

Discovery Surfers Challenge Picture:

SIVENATHI GOSA

Challengers beat

Surfers and cold

SIVENATHI GOSA

E N T H U S I A ST I C

participants braved the

cold weather and

challenging paddling

conditions to make a

very successful and

memorable 44th

Discovery Surfers

Challenge on Saturday.

Algoa FM’s radio

presenter Brian Ndevu

kept the spirits high

and entertained

spectators with music.

East London local

Vusumzi Zondo, 23,

who was taking part in

the Surfers for the

second time, was the

winner of the 17.5km

main race.

He beat last year’s

defending champion,

Siviwe Pati, who took

Main race winner won 11.2km last year

second honours. “I won

the 11.2km last year, so

it was my first time

partaking in the main

race and I am very

proud of the outcome,

especially for beating

the 2017 winner,” Zondo

said after the race.

Pati said coming

second place had not

been a huge

disappointment for him,

as he was proud of his

counterpar t.

“It was tough, but the

experience was worth

it,” Pati said.

In the 11.2km race,

Bulelani Mgubo, 35,

from Potsdam,

managed to leave

everyone behind and

took first place.

“It is my first time

participating at the

Surfers Challenge, I got

a bit lost in Gonubie,

but managed to get

back on track again.

“My everyday training

routines surely did pay

of f, ” Mgubo said.

The top spots in the

various events are:

In the 17.5km: Zondo,

from Born 2 Run Club,

Pati, an independent

runner, and third

Malixole Kalideni, from

the Old Selbornians

Club

In the women’s

17.5km, the undefeated,

Hanlie Botha from Born

2 Run Club once again

took first position,

winning it for the fourth

time in a row.

Jessica Pollock came

second and Myrette

Brink from Born 2 Run

took third position

In the 11.2km men’s

race, Bulelani Mgubo

from All Stars Club

came in first place,

Dominic Lahoud, an

independent runner,

came in second and

Nikelo Lolwana, from

Born 2 Run Club, took

third place.

In the 11.2km

women’s race, Caryn

Lategan from Born 2

Run came as first,

Jessica Osterloh came

in second place, and

Charlene Collins from

Oxford Street Club was

third.

In the double paddle

ski, Mathew Fenn and

Jordy Malherbe won the

category, while Andre

Carter took top honours

in the single ski race.

The junior surfers had

an exciting time

completing the 5km

run.

In the boys category,

Dylan Heurlin came in

first place, Luke Tinhoff

was second and Ben

Anorld took third spot.

The girls also did

tremendously well, with

Kerry Elliot coming in

first place, Amber

Herman in second spot

and Rebecca Nelson in

third position.

CHASING SUCCESS: Winner of the main 17.5km

event, Vusumzi Zondo, charging for the finish

line as he leaves the defending champion,

Siviwe Pati, behind Picture: SIVENATHI GOSA

Super 12 reaches

semifinals stage

SIVENATHI GOSA

THE Eastern Cape Super 12 competition has come

to an end, with the play-offs scheduled for

Saturday and Sunday.

This past Saturday, the last round robin took

place with Swallows Rugby Football Club (RFC)

travelling to Despatch and beating the hosts 20-12.

The Buffaloes RFC suffered defeat against the

undefeated Garden RFC (21-36), and the Berlin

Tigers took a huge beating against Harlequins

31-6.

“The defending champions, Gardens from

Uitenhage, had to dig deep after losing their

opening round to the tournament newcomers, Star

of Hope, on January 20th,” said tournament

director Phumelele Hlathi.

He said both Gardens and Star of Hope finished

on 18 points apiece but their superior points

difference saw Gardens sneaking into second

place for a place in the semi-finals.

They will now face Group B top side Swallows

on Sunday in Mdantsane. The other semi-final pits

Group A winners Parks against Group B runner-up,

Harlequins, from Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

All the matches will kickoff at 3pm.

“The final will be played on March 10th. The

venue and time will be confirmed,” Hlathi said

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