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The Rep 16 March 2018

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8 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za - advertising: charodinev@tisoblackstar.co.za THE REPRESENTATIVE 16 March 2018 ROUND&ABOUT Catch Ayanda on screen AN OLD Queenian, Ayanda Makayi, is making a name for himself on stage and screen and can currently be seen in the new OLX commercial/ad that forms part of a new OLX campaign with the well-known comedian Skhumba Hlophe. Ayanda, who matriculated at Queen’s in 2010 and describes himself as “actor/presenter/ MC/musician/casting director” has also started on a new telenovela (TV drama) called “Hope” on Moja Love - a new DSTV channel on 157 in which he plays a homosexual character in search of acceptance in a very traditional Christian church. He says, “I am currently in Cape Town shooting a new TV drama that is going to take South Africa by storm. I can’t say much right now apart from the fact that it encompasses my all-round artistic abilities and not just acting... but watch this space.” Ayanda is one of the South African UN Refugee Agency ambassadors for the LuquLuqu Campaign, established to change the narrative of the African refugee and shift the perception of how we as Africans view our fellow brothers and sisters. Among the ambassadors are Nomzamo Mbatha, Anatii, Leanne Mannas, Tressor, Goliath and Goliath Brothers and Ancillar Mangena. For more information visit w w w. l u q u l u q u . o r g / Watch this guy – he is going places! NOW STARRING: Old Queenian Ayanda Makayi Picture: SUPPLIED ON THE NOTICE BOARD MAKING VOWS: Tamryn Townsend and Ronald Hennig tied the knot at Linga Longa Picture: PIXEL PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHY Passionate young man excels at his speciality CHUX FOURIE A YOUNG Komani man was recently placed in the top 10 in his field in the country. Johan Grunewald of Queenstown Nissan is the working foreman at the Green Street premises and was born in East London. He attended Port Rex Technical High School and rounded off his schooling as a boarder at the Adelaide Gymnasium after the family had moved to Queenstown. After completing school he started work at Nissan as an apprentice technician, qualifying in two years rather than the allotted four. He is now studying towards a master technician qualification and thoroughly enjoys what he does. The Nistech competition is held annually and this year about 360 top technicians entered. They start with three on-line tests, followed by a competition in Johannesburg where they have to do a theory test and then the practical – to find faults on three vehicles, but the faults have been built in AT WORK: Johan Grunewald doing what he does best – using his laptop to diagnose the fault in a vehicle Picture: CHUX FOURIE at the factory in Japan. And just to see that there is no skullduggery and things run smoothly there is an overseer from Japan to check. Incidentally, these tests are the same worldwide and the same faults are built in for all the test vehicles. All the marks are added and the top 10 announced, with Johan’s name among them. This competition is run every year and competitors are allowed to enter repeatedly. Don’t be surprised if, before too long, the name of this personable, friendly young man from our home town heads the list. THE Notice Board is intended to help people advertise events and avoid clashes. The date, event and venue may appear free of charge for three months, but these details must reach The Rep by noon on Mondays, to appear in that Fr i d a y ’s edition. E-mail c h u x f @ t i s o b l a c k s t a r. c o . z a or call (045) 839-4040. Thursday-Sunday March 1 5 -1 8 : Ryla camp. Friday March 16: QC 160th street mile; Round Table steakhouse, 6pm. Saturday March 17: QCOBA golf day; QCJ foundation phase fund raiser. Sunday March 18: Border squash trials. Monday-Friday March 1 9 -2 3 : SA Library Week. Monday-Tuesday March 1 9 -2 0 : Hangklip High School Grade 8-12 production, 6.30pm. Wednesday March 21: Public holiday, Human Rights Day; GHS U19 opening of the season netball festival; NG Kerk bazaar, Robinson Road, 9am-4pm. Thursday March 22: QCJ SGB meeting, 5.30pm. Friday-Saturday March 2 3 -24 : George Randell U11 rugby tournament, East London. Thursday-Saturday March 2 2-24 : SA national schools athletics (North West Province). Friday-Sunday March 23-25: Gregg Beling hockey festival; Tony Godding hockey festival, East London. Friday March 23: L a e r s ko o l Hangklip Klippie festival, school grounds, 5pm. Saturday March 24: Graeme College rugby day, Grahamstown; Hangklip Junior netball and rugby v PJ O l i v i e r. Monday March 26: Music concert, Balmoral. Monday-Wednesday March 2 6 -28 : Hangklip Junior Jesus fe st i va l . Tuesday March 27: Stepping Stone Fun and Games day; GHS matric dance. Wednesday March 28: Stepping Stone Grade 7 cake sale; Schools close. Wednesday-Friday March 28 - 3 0 : York High School hockey festival, George. Wednesday March 28 to Monday April 2: Kearsney Easter rugby festival, Botha’s Hill. Friday March 30: Good Fr i d ay. Monday April 2: Family Day. Tu e s d ay - Friday April 3-6: Founders hockey festival, Dale College, King William’s Town; Children’s holiday programme, public libraries. Thursday-Saturday April 5-7: SA junior athletics championships, Paarl. Friday-Monday April 6-9: Rob Taylor U14 hockey festival, Selborne College, East London. Friday April 13: Queen’s College street mile. Friday April 20: Queen’s College reunion assemble, Memorial Hall, 8.30am; Trooping the Colour, Recreation Ground, 11am; QCOBA AGM, 12.30pm; Queen’s College Barnarians rugby, the Rec, 4pm; QCOBA president’s banquet, 6.30pm. Saturday April 21: Queen’s College sport v Selborne, after match function at the tent. Sunday April 22: Queen’s College Commemoration Service, DC Scott Amphitheatre, 9.30am.

THE REPRESENTATIVE 16 March 2018 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za - advertising: charodinev@tisoblackstar.co.za 9 Whittlesea wines ready to go ABONGILE S O LU N D WA N A SHILOH Irrigation Scheme Mayime Agricultural Cooperative has its third grape harvest with 105 Whittlesea community members getting stuck into the vines on Tuesday. The co-operative of 395 members currently has 40 permanent employees. Chairman Selbon Cecane said the grapes would be transported to Cape Town where the wine was currently being made. “We have to hire a truck for R30 000 to take the grapes to the city which is quite a heavy expenditure. This is due to not having our own wine cellar. We have approached the Department of Trade and Industry and Chris Hani Development Agency where a commitment was made for the co-operative to get assistance for funding for a cellar.” He said the employees were paid by the Chris Hani Development Agency, which had also donated the vine plants. “We have not made any sales yet because we do not have a liquor licence. We have applied for a licence and the process is almost done. “The wine is being stored in Cape Town. Once the licence is approved the wine will be brought back to be sold at local retail stores.” The Inkosi wine range includes a Chardonnay, a Pinotage and a Chenin Blanc. China and Russia had shown interest in importing the wines. “The Russians were here to taste the wine and were satisfied with the product.” Future plans include the BUBBLE, BUBBLE: Stormwater in Ezibeleni after heavy rains at the weekend Picture: ANDISA BONANI WE’VE GOT THIS: Workers working on the vineyard near Whittlesea Picture: ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA cultivation of apples and pears to produce ciders and involvement in dairy farming, with a factory to produce milk and cheese. The co-operative also benefits from a training partnership with Farmvision of Jeffreys Bay. Storm water causes havoc ANDISA BONANI A DYSFUNCTIONAL stormwater drainage system in the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipal area caused havoc for motorists and pedestrians following a heavy downpour at the weekend. The Ezibeleni main road, residential areas throughout Komani and sections of the CBD were under water on Sunday. EMLM spokesman Fundile Feketshane said the municipality had started the cleaning of stormwater drainage systems in Mlungisi and in town. “We have also hired casual staff to assist in the process. The project will only be implemented in areas in the municipal precinct, to later include other areas like Molteno, Tarkastad, Ezibeleni, Whittlesea and Ilinge. One would appreciate the financial constraints we operate under as the municipality because the resources we have are limited while our development needs are limitless.” He acknowledged that the local authority had issues pertaining to aging infrastructure which required constant maintenance and added that the project to clean the drainage system would be implemented in phases. Help us find our local h e ro e s THE Rep, Fresh Stop at Alan Hahn Motors and the Border Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) will today initiate a search for our local heroes. These men and women do not need to be superheroes, but they must be people who have impacted on your life or the lives of others in a meaningful way. It might be the petrol attendant with the broad smile who is always willing to help or the unsung hero who is helping to feed street children. It might be the elderly woman knitting jerseys for babies in need or the friendly cashier who makes customers feel extra special. There have to be many people out there and, over the next few months, we hope to find and recognise some of them. What we need you to do is to forward the name and telephone number of the nominee and a short motivation why this person qualifies, to sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za or drop a note off at The Rep offices, 24 Prince Alfred Street in Komani. Once a month, we will announce the local hero who will receive a certificate from the BKCOB and a steaming coffee and a muffin, courtesy of Seattle Coffee at the Fresh Stop at Alan Hahn Motors in Cathcart Road. His or her photo will also be published in The Rep. Help us honour those going the extra mile. We ’re waiting to hear from you! HERE’S TO BEING THE TRUSTED DOMESTIC CARRIER OF THE BOKS FlySafair, SA’s fi rst true low-cost airline, is proud to have brought over 5 million people together through our low fares, excellent on-time performance and wide selection of domestic routes. We’re also proud that we are the trusted domestic carrier of the Springboks. Book now at flysafair.co.za FARES FROM AS LITTLE AS R599 * *T’s and C’s apply

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