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Helping mothers

Study aims to find out how

very young moms cope

GO REPORTER

ASTUDY which is aimed at

determining how very

young mothers are coping

and what their challenges

are took its turn in Breidbach on

Tuesday, when a team of Mzantsi

Wakho officials visited the area.

King William’s Town-based

project manager Nokubonga Mjo

said the study was called “Hey

B a by ” and started in March this

year. It is focusing on young

mothers from

the age of 10 to

19, living in the

Buffalo City

met ropolitan

area, she said.

“Our team of trained

researchers use a questionnaire

to retrieve information and, on

completion of the two-hour study,

they hand over a gift with

certificate of participation to the

m ot h e r, ” Mjo said.

They are working closely with

clinics and schools for

information about the young

mothers and have also turned to

community leaders who guide

them to the whereabouts of those

identified.

“We have built strong

relationships with community

leaders and today, like all

previous years, were assisted by

They are all down-to-earth people

and behaved in a professional

manner to make you feel at ease

the generous Desmond Coetzee

in Breidbach,” Mjo said.

“We also issued Coetzee a

certificate in recognition of the

invaluable support of our

research studies and for helping

our participants.

“We would like to thank him for

his ongoing partnership in a

study to improve access to health

services for adolescents and

youth in the country,” she said.

Researchers Deneo Sephula

and Chuyiswa Kama both enjoyed

conducting

the study in

the

Breidbach

area.

“Coetzee

made us feel at home after

introducing us to the young

mothers and they all gave us

their full cooperation,” they said.

“It was really a pleasure

working in Breidbach and we are

looking forward to our next visit

again.”

The young mothers interviewed,

who wanted to remain

anonymous, said the researchers

showed professionalism and were

very kind.

“They are all down-to-earth

people and behaved in a

professional manner to make you

feel at ease.”

RESEARCH: Members of Mzantsi Wakho conducted a study into the well-being of young mothers in the Breidbach area and

found it very rewarding. Back from left are Deneo Sephula (researcher), Thembani Mampangashe (fieldwork coordinator)

and Nokubonga Mjo (project manager). Front: researchers Nomawa Mbi Amanda Jantjies and Chuyiswa Kama

Picture: DESMOND COETZEE


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Inspired by mom

to feed the poor

HERE TO HELP: At the CMR’s new satellite office in Parkside are, from left, social

workers Illse Page, Leonice Vrolik and chief social worker Lorraine Macdougall

Picture: SIVENATHI GOSA

Parkside CMR

office opens

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

INSPIRED by her mother's

drive to help others, Yolanda

Mtsaka, 28, of Scenery Park,

founded Buffalo City

CareGivers to ensure that the

homeless of East London

have something in their

st o m a c h s .

Mtsaka said her mother

would turn their home into a

sort of shelter where she

would welcome strangers and

feed them.

“I started feeding the

homeless five years ago. I

used to watch the way my

mother would treat the

homeless while I was still in

high school,” she said.

“She used to call a guy,

Andile, to fetch food and

clothes. I always asked her:

‘why do you care about this

dirty guy?’ as he would come

in and sit on our couches.

“My mother would look at

me and say ‘that dirty guy is

a man of God. He is the same

human being as you. He's got

fe e l i n g s ’.”

She said her mother

instilled in her the knowledge

that the homeless needed

love and tenderness just like

everyone else.

It was this teaching that

prompted her to buy bread

and butter every week to feed

the homeless when she

moved out.

Mtsaka said she was

introduced to Mandla

Gxumisa by her friend Ayanda

Mdlalo to seek assistance in

raising funds for the

o r g a n i s at i o n to expand it and

do more for the homeless.

“The goal is to not only to

feed the homeless but to also

try to find them shelter and

take them back to school and

create job opportunities for

them,” she said.

Mtsaka said they were

targeting homeless children

and adults in and outside

East London. The aim was to

reach out to other parts of the

Eastern Cape.

“We are doing what we can

in our community by donating

food, clothes, office materials

or resources and by providing

an open heart with more

hands.

“We're also open to people

who collect clothes and food

as this is one of the crucial

services that are in demand

for our drive,” Mtsaka said.

SIVENATHI GOSA

THE Christelike

Maatskaplike Raad

(CMR) has expanded its

services by opening a

new satellite office in

Pa r k s i d e .

CMR East London has

absorbed some of Child

We l fa r e ’s staff and will

take over its child

protection services in

Parkside, Pefferville,

Parkridge, Duncan

Village, Gompo and

Cambridge Township,

among other areas.

The GO! & Express

has reported (“S u f fe r

the children of Buffalo

Cit y” April 19) that Child

Welfare East London

(CWF) closed has down

due to lack of funds.

The CMR has now

taken over by

employing some of the

former CWF staff

members, taking over

the child protection

services within the

greater Buffalo City

area and using the

archives that were

stored by CWF South

Africa’s national office.

“We are open to

people from many

denominations although

our basic principles

state that we are

C h r i st i a n - b a s e d , ” chief

social worker Lorraine

Macdougall said.

Social worker Leonice

Vrolik said: “We

decided to move to

Parkside because we

found it difficult for our

clients to reach us in

Southernwood, as some

of them cannot afford

public transport.

“We want to be

visible within the

community, that is why

we are liaising with the

Pefferville Clinic and

other stakeholders.”

Macdougall said their

primary role was to

offer a space where

people could speak out

if they had concerns

about child abuse in

their communities, or if

anyone knew of a child

who was in an abusive

environment.

“We believe every

child deserves a safe

environment and a

loving family,”

Macdougall said.

Social worker Illse

Page said their Parkside

office was open on

Mondays from 10am

until midday.

“But the days will be

extended in the future.”

she said.

She encouraged

people to report any

cases to their office.

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DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: The Dance Academy holiday club's showcase performance took place on

Tuesday night at the Arts Theatre Club where parents and children enjoyed a refreshing, fun filled

evening. Dancers from as young as six, showed off their steps through various dance styles such as

tap, Spanish and modern to name but a few. All these dance moves were learnt in just one week by

the participants Picture: AMANDA NANO

Boost for health sector

as 1,000 nurses graduate

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

IN A major boost for the health

department, more than 1,000

nurses from Lilitha Nursing College

in East London graduated on

Wednesday and Thursday.

According to a statement by the

Department of Health, the

department has trained about 6,191

nurses – including the 1,098 who will

be graduating this week – to work in

health facilities across the province

since 2014.

Graduate Lona Mlonyeni, 24, who

said she had always been passionate

about helping people and set her

sights on becoming a nurse.

“It has been a wonderful journey

for me because I am passionate

about helping people through health

care. And it will be nice for the health

department to start hiring more

nurses because it is understaffed.

“Health care is very important and it

should be accessible,” Mlonyeni said.

Claudie Plaatjies said she came to

show support to her mother, Eva

Plaatjies, who was graduating on the

d ay.

Eastern Cape Health Spokesman

Lwandile Sicwetsha said the

graduates are going to be a major

boost to the department.

He said the investment in the

training of nurses was aimed at

strengthening and supporting

delivery of efficient health care

services across the province.

The 1,098 student nurses

graduated in various disciplines such

as Post Basic Diplomas: Specialist

Programmes (Orthopaedics, Critical

Care, Operating Theatre, Child

Nursing, Clinical Health Assessment

Treatment and Care, Ophthalmic

Nursing); Basic four-year Diplomas in

Nursing Science (General,

Community, Psychiatry); and

Midwifery Diplomas in General

Nursing.


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Telling story of kids

deserted by fathers

SIVENATHI GOSA

NDEVANA local, Cinga

Dyala is the author of the

book Sihle Tells the Tale,

which tackles the issue of

absent fathers and how it

affects children’s lives.

“We overlook the emotional

damages caused by the

absence of parents in children’s

lives, and this book gives

insight on the brokenness and

depression that children

harbour in their hearts due to

absent parents,” the

30-year-old author said.

Her inspiration to write the

book was due to the fact that

stories of absent fathers are

not told enough, and yet

children, and also adults, are

often left broken by this very

prevalent situation in families

t o d ay.

“I took it upon myself to

be the voice of the

voiceless, and express

the struggles of what a

child goes through

when growing up,” she

said.

Her book was

launched in Ginsberg

at the Steve Biko

Cent re.

The former Enoch

Sontonga High School pupil

said the main challenge she

faced was trying to find a

publisher for her book.

This challenge, she said,

was the reason most writers

gave up on ever getting their

books published.

Dyala owns an entertainment

and events company, and is a

founder of the World of Art

Movement, and a childen’s

drama society, Iingcambu

Zempumelelo Creative Arts.

“As the World of Art

Movement, we visit schools

and orphanages in Mdantsane,

introducing art in its purest

fo r m .

“The main objective is to take

children off the streets and

mould them into becoming

UPLIFTING CHILDREN: Cinga

Dyala, author of ‘Sihle Tells the

Ta l e ’

Picture: SUPPLIED

better versions of themselves

through art,” she said.

“Some of the children who

we meet at the schools also

end up joining our Kids’ Drama

Societ y.

“With a grant from Business

and Arts South Africa and

support from the Department of

Education and Buffalo City

Municipality, we are now

hosting an Arts Festival for the

kids, named “I n k c u b e ko

Yomntwana Arts Festival”,

which is aimed at celebrating

and embracing the skills and

talents of children in a society

that is misinformed about art

and what it is all about.”

Dyala said the festival would

include the performing arts,

visual arts, language and

literature, as well as modelling.

“The festival will be hosted at

the Mdantsane Indoor Sports

Centre from July 27 to 29.

“We have chosen to host the

festival in July because it is

Mandela Month and we are

well aware of the fact that

Nelson Mandela was fond of

children and strongly

believed in child

development,” she said.

“So we want to carry on

with his legacy and

ensure a better society

through helping to

develop children.”

People can get a copy

of Sihle Tells the Tale by

either contacting Dyala

on 078-978-0822 or by

e-mailing her at:

cingaentertainment@gmail.com

LEARNING THE ROPES: Young people take a group picture at the personal and leadership skills

course organised by Masithethe Counselling Services in Buffalo Flats Picture: SIVENATHI GOSA

Life skills course boosts youth

SIVENATHI GOSA

MASITHETHE Counselling

Services (formerly Lifeline East

London), in partnership with

Community Action Against Drugs

(CAAD), held a five-day Personal

Growth and Leadership skills

course for 40 teenagers, ranging

from 16 to 21 years of age, at the

Khanya Centre in Buffalo Flats

last week.

The course was aimed at

helping young people to develop

themselves by learning how to

communicate effectively, build

relationships and impart skills to

help cope with life’s challenges. l

Masithethe counsellor Gareth

Dart, said the course covered

topics that are pertinent to

young people such as sexual

health, rape, depression, and

goal-set ting.

“We have young people from

different backgrounds because

we want them to know how

others see the world,” Dart said.

“ We divided them into

random groups where we taught

them about the meaning of

confidentiality. That is where

they shared amongst each other

the stories of their lives in a

confined manner.”

Dart said they taught the

children about pro-social

behaviour, where they are

encouraged to give back to the

communit y.

“We also ensured that in their

groups they shared with each

other their long and short-term

goals and we assigned them to

make a collage, putting it in

black and white so that they can

fulfil their aspirations,” he said.

Merrifield College pupil,

Jonathan Corbit, 17, said that in

the five days that he attended

the course, he had learnt a

number of things he could

implement in their own personal

lives.

“Ever since I attended this

course, I am able to speak out

and express how I live in a

respectful manner,” said Corbit.

Witwaterstrand University

first-year social work student,

Lwanele Potwana, 18, attended

the course to observe and gain

experience from the

p r ofe s s i o n a l s .

“The experience at the lifeskills

course was great because

it made me realise there are

people out there who are willing

to help others without expecting

any rewards in return.”

“I am going to take everything

I have learned and imply it in my

own life; such as leadership

skills and knowing my strength

and weaknesses,” Potwana said.


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Special treat

for parrots

PLUM CRAZY: The

Cape parrot is a yearly

visitor to King and is a

fan of wild plums

GO REPORTER

THE reddish fruit of the

Harpephyllum caffrum, or

wild plum, may be too sour

for humans to enjoy, but

there is one species that

can’t seem to get enough,

Cape parrots.

Also known as Levaillant’s

parrot (named after 18th

century naturalist François

Levaillant), these dark green

birds are endemic to South

Africa and can be found in

the forests and mountainous

areas along the Eastern Cape

and KwaZulu-Natal coast.

Every year, the birds travel

to the King area to enjoy the

freshly-ripened fruit, often

gathering in flocks of up to

40 birds per tree. The wild

plums in King provide the

parrots with a much-needed

supply of food in winter when

other supplies might be low.

This is especially important

because the Cape parrot is

listed as “vulnerable” on the

IUCN Red List, though some

analyses mark it as

“endangered”. There are only

an estimated 400 Cape

parrots left in the wild and,

like all wild animals, their

numbers are constantly

threatened by increased

urbanisation and the

destruction of habitat.

Thankfully, there are

organisations like the

Hogsback-based Cape Parrot

Project who are working to

protect them so, for now, it

seems that our feathered

friends can go on enjoying

their plums.

The Ark aims to help

the disadvantaged

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

TO aid the King

William’s Town

community, the Ark

Christian Centre is

embarking on a

community outreach

programme to lend a

helping hand to

d i s a d va n t a g e d

households.

Leader of the

programme, Thembi

Mbatha, said they

would supply food

parcels and soup to the

needy as part of the

programme.

She said the initiative

targeted families with

no source of income.

“We identify these

households and provide

them with food parcels

and clothing,” she said.

“The outreach

programme is a church

initiative to support the

disadvantaged. We are

doing this as the vision

of the church is souls

and society.”

Mbatha added that

The Ark Christian

Centre Outreach

Programme supports

d i s a d va n t a g e d

households in King

by donating food and

other items

they also identified

schools with children in

need and provided

them with school shoes

and uniforms.

“We are still in need

of more people to

partner with us to

support this initiative so

that we can touch more

lives and make this

outreach a success,”

she said.

If there are people

who are interested in

taking part contact:

071-176 7845

Josh bowls ’em over

BRIAN McLEAN

GRADE 11 Dale College pupil,

Josh Turner has found a new

love – bowls.

Turner, who started playing

the sport in 2016, has

progressed rapidly, so much

so that he has been selected

to represent Border at an U30

national bowls tournament in

Pietermaritzburg in

S e p t e m b e r.

He has also been invited to

join the Border EZ squad,

which is aimed at grooming

young up-and-coming bowlers

in the region.

The U30 team will be

captained by Tarquin Ormston,

with Conrad Potgieter (third),

Tyler Pitcher (second) with

Josh at lead.

Earlier this year, Josh,

Pitcher, Ethan Grunewald, and

Andrew Lentz walked away

with silver at the annual U20

National Bowls Tournament

staged in Bloemfontein.

Josh, who also plays

squash, water polo, and

soccer for the Dale first teams

as well as lock or hooker for

the school’s third rugby team,

said he was proud to have

been selected for the Border

U30 team.

“I think the team is a strong

BOWLING ACHIEVEMENT: Dale College pupils, from left, Ethan

Grunewald, Josh Turner and Andrew Lentz take time off from

training at bowls to pose for a picture Picture: BRIAN McLEAN

one which can go all the way,”

he said.

He said: “Generally people

don’t expect new bowlers to

do well, but if one regularly

practises and plays in

competitions, they can

improve their game.”

“I try and train between

three and four times a week

along with Ethan and Andrew

and when we play tabs-in we

all learn something new from

the more experienced

bowlers,” he said.

Both Ethan and Andrew

were happy at Josh’s Border

selection.

Asked why they had taken

up the sport, Ethan said:

“When I play I forget about

everything and just

concentrate on the game.”

Andrew, who is in Grade 10,

said: “You can’t really

compare bowls with other

sports as there’s no running

around.

“A lot of concentration is

needed and one has to be

precise with every shot.”

Both players said they loved

the sport and would play for

as long as they could.

Josh said he would like to

thank the King Bowling Club

members for all their support.

“Without the club I would

not be where I am and I

encourage other youngsters to

take up the sport.”

King

We at h e r

TODAY will almost be

like summer in King,

with a maximum

temperature of 26°C

after an early morning

start of 12°C. The sun

will shine and it will

be very warm.

Don’t be fooled,

however, as winter

temperatures will

return from tomorrow,

when the minimum

will be just 6°C,

warming up to 16°C. It

will be mostly cloudy

and much cooler.

On Saturday there is

the possibility of a

morning shower. The

temperatures will

range between 5 and

14°C.

Sunday will

definitely be a day for

indoors as it will be

mostly cloudy with a

chilly start of just 4°C

and intermittent rain.

The maximum will

only reach 14°C, so

make the most of the

selection of sport on

television. –

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Keeping needy warm

CONTROL MEASURE: Marlene Neumann runs the Buckaroo sterilisation

drive which focuses on healthcare for dogs

Picture: SUPPLIED

Buckaroo sterilisation

drive gets a boost

SIVENATH GOSA

PHILANTHROPIST Marlene Neumann

was grateful when the Buckaroo

Project received a donation of R5 000

from the Rotary Club of Gately last

month, raised at the Wine Auction at

the Premier Hotel in East London.

The Buckaroo project funds a pet

sterilisation drive which, to date, has

seen more than 200 dogs spayed

and neutered.

For the past five months, the

project has been working in the

Chintsa East township.

The Daily Dispatch reported

(“Rotary Club donates 20k” June 20)

that Rotary’s aim was to support

organisations that make a difference

in the community.

“I am excited and grateful that the

animals are finally being recognised

as part of Rotary in East London.

“Animals are sentient beings and

should be treated with the same care

as humans,” Neumann said. For the

past year every Monday, Neumann

and her Buckaroo volunteers, along

with the East London SPCA, go into

townships and sterilise dogs.

She said it was always a challenge

to find money to do this.

“The money we have received from

Gately was used towards sterilising

female township dogs and to buy

some kennels for winter.

“We are in desperate need of dog

pellets as the dogs must be fed

before sterilisation to fatten them up

for the operation,” she said.

Neumann and her Buckaroo team

are raising funds for a sterilisation

drive in informal settlements in and

around East London.

“I believe that if we can slow the

birth rate down, the local shelters

will feel the relief in years to come.”

She said they urgently required

blankets, kennels, food and collars.

D o n at i o n s can be dropped off at

her centre at 83 Kent Road, Vincent.

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

TO KEEP the homeless warm

this winter Lumka Mdeliso of

Amalinda donates blankets to

make a difference in the East

London community.

Mdeliso, who works as a

fashion, beauty and home

manager at Woolworths, said

she started the initiative in

April after seeing many people

sleeping on the streets without

any blankets.

“There are street-dwellers

that the Downtown Christian

Centre hosts at a soup kitchen

and, since it is winter, I really

felt for them sleeping on floors

without blankets,” she said.

Mdeliso approached her

friends and asked them to

Locals help clean up the city

MATTHEW FIELD

EAST London-based organisation The

Local Yokel Project held a fundraiser at

Beacon Bay Country Club on Friday in

order to raise money for their new

clean-up programme, Masiyenze.

The proceeds will go towards buying

new equipment for the clean-up crews.

Local Yokel was founded by Meg Devan

in 2014 and was initially focused on

encouraging East Londoners to support

local businesses.

“We ’ve got an online directory where

people can see which the local

businesses are in East London,” D e va n

said.

WINTER WARMER: Lumka Mdeliso, centre, is doing her part to

help the homeless this winter with the help of her friends and

volunteers

Picture: SUPPLIED

donate blankets and was

surprised by the support she

received.

“We collected blankets that

we could donate towards

these street-dwellers to make

the winter season a little more

bearable for them.

“The mandate is that 51% of the

ownership must reside in our area.

“Part of getting Local Yokel going is

getting the pride back in our city,” she

said.

To continue in this vein, Local Yokel

began organising street clean-ups around

the city, which began in January this year.

They named their new project

“Masiyenze” (Let's Do It) and, to date,

have managed to collect about 20 tons of

refuse.

The project focuses mostly on clearing

gutters, removing weeds, and general

tidying up of the city’s streets. While they

did do litter pick-ups when needed, this

was not a big part of the project, Devan

“The support I had was

amazing. Some brought

clothes and some even bought

new blankets to support the

i n i t i at i v e , ” Mdeliso said.

She said she took the

blankets to the Christian

Centre where they were

handed out to the homeless.

“This is only the beginning.

What I had discovered in this

journey is that there is more to

be done for the needy and

there is more that I can do to

help others.

“Our community needs us.

“There is more to be done to

make a difference and I see

this initiative growing and if

we get as many sponsors as

possible that can help,

everyone who needs a hand

can be reached,” she said.

said. “There actually isn’t as much litter

as we think,” she said.

According to Chris Turner, one of the

co-founders of the Masiyenze project,

they aim to “take the ‘slum’ out of

‘Slummies’.”

“The way it started was to try and

reclaim East London one street at a time,”

he said.

“It's nice at the end of each week when

I can see there is a difference,” Tu r n e r

said.

Anyone looking to help The Local Yokel

Project or find out more about the

organisation, can visit their website,

http://www.localyokel.co.za/ or their

Facebook page.


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Helping matrics

prepare a portfolio

GETTING PREPARED: Students recently took part in Hartspace’s Creative Portfolio Development

Workshop to help them build up a portfolio for tertiary education. Front, from left, are Vuyo Mlambisa,

Asemahle Ntoyakhe, Keisa van der Merwe, Chezlyn Arrens and Kerryn Nel. Back, from left, are Keenan

Masola, Kyle Kretschmer and Jasmine du Plessis

Picture: SUPPLIED

MATTHEW FIELD

The Vincent-based Creative

Portfolio Development Workshop

recently concluded its fifth year

running.

The workshop is targeted at

matric pupils looking to develop

a portfolio for tertiary education

in creative fields such as

architecture, advertising, fine

arts, photography and jewellery

design.

The workshop is organised by

Kerry-Lyn Honey through her

studio, Hartspace.

“I saw a gap in the sense that

pupils were busy and they were

confused,” said Honey, when

describing what inspired her to

start the workshop initially.

“They weren’t quite getting the

results they were hoping for and

all they really needed was to be

guided.”

A pupil hoping to enter certain

creative fields could not rely on

academic performance alone,

although that was still important,

Honey said.

They need to build up a

portfolio of work to present to

potential moderators when

applying for further study.

“The portfolio tells so much

about the pupil,” Honey said.

According to her, a pupil’s

portfolio shows “exactly how the

pupil thinks, how they can

develop concepts, how they can

problem-solve, as well as how

they can see and then visually

interpret the world around them.

“Drawing is very little about

the skill of the hand and more

about seeing and that’s what I

teach them: I teach students how

to really see.”

The workshop also takes place

in Port Elizabeth and Makhanda.

Anyone interested in finding

out more can visit their website

at http://hartspace.co.za/.

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT: The East London Branch of the South African Cake Decorators Guild held their bi-annual Cake Show and

Competition in the NG Kerk Hall in Vincent on Friday and Saturday. The theme was ‘Fairy Tales’, so there were many enchanted castles,

happy elves, and dancing fairies on display

Pictures: MATTHEW FIELD

The Shack aiming

to up social scene

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

SITUATED at the East London Life

Savers Club, the Shack Market

aims to bring together the East

London community for delicious

food, live music and a good time.

Founder Nicole Jean McComb

said The Shack market would t a ke

place on the last Friday of every

month.

“It’s aimed at trying to bring a

big-city feel to East London where

everything is beautifully designed

and effort has been put into the

infrastructure and feeling of the

space.

“I hope to build it up to feel like

a different taste sensation every

time,” she said.

McComb, a qualified artist who

has done a bit of travelling, said

the idea came to her when she

returned to East London to find

there was a lack of social

entertainment for people.

“I have always loved people

and social environments and

when coming back to East

London, it felt as if there was a

lack. I loved growing up here and

so I am attempting to bring some

‘fun’ back,” she said.

McComb said the opening night

of The Shack market proved t h at

there was a need for more social

events in the city.

“The support for the first night

blew me away and was like

nothing I ever expected.

“The East London community

was out in full force - the food

was sold out in two hours and the

bar was dry.

“The food vendors will definitely

be prepared for the crowds to

come again.

“I have experienced some great

events and I hope to make my

own,” said McComb, who said

she was very blessed to have the

support of her family too.

She also plans to start B o oz y

Bingo evenings from July 19. The

venue is to be confirmed.

FULL HOUSE: People enjoying

themselves at the gourmet food

experience held on the last Friday

of every month at the Nahoon Life

Savers Club Picture: SUPPLIED

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC: Stirling High School pupils Jayson van Rooyen (trombone, middle), Caitlyn

Poole (sax, front), and Eldene Bruiners and Nerisha Ramjee (back, trumpets) performing as members

of the Standard Bank National Schools Big Band during the National Arts Festival Picture: SUPPLIED

TAKING GOLD: Congratulations to the Border U16 squash team who recently won all their fixtures

at the IPT squash tournament, taking home the gold medal. From left, are Tyla-Mae Roux, Taryn

Emslie, Alexa Phillips, Kirsten Lyons and Courtney Stone

Picture: SUPPLIED


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T H U R S D AY

ý The Compassionate

Friends meet at The Vincent

Methodist Church Hall,

Preston Avenue, at 7pm for

7.30pm for their Soup and

Snacks social. All bereaved

parents and their families and

friend are welcome. Contact

Myrtle on (043) 721-0406 or

Jenny on (043) 741 - 2551 .

F R I D AY

ý Greensleeves

Fundraiser

at East London Golf Club.

Entertainment by S e r ot o n i n ,

Bryan Daniel, So Belt Union

and Ed Johnson. Tickets are

R100, from Lee Gold Music.

S ATURDAY

ý Yellowwood Forest Fare,

Morgan’s Bay, every Saturday

from 9am to 2pm.

ý The Centenary Tennis Club

hosts social tennis every

Saturday at 1.30pm. Inquiries:

Maurice 082-676-9708.

ý Gonubie flea market every

Saturday in front of the

municipality from 8am to 1pm.

Call Glenda on 082-714-3390.

ý Lavender Blue Pineapple

Walk every Saturday, weather

permitting. Meet Yvonne at

5am in the parking lot.

ý The Support Group of

Diabetes SA – EL branch meet

on the first Saturday of every

month at the Regent Hotel’s

Terrace Room on the

DigsConnect hits their 2000th

room listed for 2018!

Cape Town based student accommodation marketplace, DigsConnect,

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GO!ENTER TAINMENT

Contact News Desk on (043) 7022048 or e-mail:

goexpress@tisoblackstar.co.za by Monday 4pm on publication week

Esplanade from 2.45pm to

4pm. Call Vrooda Makhan on

083 - 708 - 0489

ý Rosemount Community

fundraiser dance at George

Randell Primary School.

Cowboy-themed dress up.

Music by Time is Tight. Tickets

are R30, children only R10.

Bring own bar/refreshments.

Call Serena on 083-876-5180.

ý Gilde Dance at EL Bowling

Club from 7pm for 7:30pm.

Dress: smart casual. Cash bar

available. Entrance R40. Food

for sale. Table bookings:

Alwyn on 083-461-3138.

ý Uitlanders Golf Day and

Party at Kei Mouth Country

Club. Starts at 8am.

ý Watergat Challenge 2018

in Macleantown includes a

15Km and 5km fun run. Entr y

is R50 for 5km, R80 for 15km.

Call Dillon on 073-799-6975,

Russell on 084-566- 4637, or

e-mail striders@sainet.co.za

M O N D AY

ý EL Alcoholics Anonymous

meets at the Catholic Church

Hall, Quigney, at 7pm. Call

Pieter on 082-094-0959.

ý AA Kayser’s Beach at the

Chapel Hall at 7.30pm. Call

082-714-9400.

ý AA Cambridge group at the

Methodist Church, 7.30pm.

Jumbo on (043) 741 - 3685 .

T U E S D AY

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 Scottish dancing classes

from 4pm to 5.30pm at Ham’s

Club, Selborne. Call Nookie on

(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.

ý The 1970 East London

Floods presented by Gordon

Campbell in the Marjorie

Courtenay-Latimer Hall at the

EL Museum at 7.30pm.

W E D N E S D AY

ý Mr Mandela at All Saints

College exhibition at

Amathole Museum, King

William’s Town. Opens at 1pm.

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‘Hit man’ Ta y l o r

ready to rock

the Guild stage

AMANDA NANO

EVER-POPULAR muso,

Garth Taylor, will grace

the Guild Theatre stage

on July 20 and 22.

The talented SA Music

Awards (Sama)

nominated artist is

celebrating 20 years in

the music industry.

Taylor said that he

was very grateful to his

family, friends, and fans

GARTH TAYLOR

for their support.

“I want to take my fans on a journey from the

very first song I wrote and the influences I had at

the time of each song,” Taylor said.

Taylor started playing the guitar at the tender

age of seven – and was tutored by his mother.

His talent shone in 1998 with his debut single,

W h y, being played on radio. He will perform a

variety of music from his many albums over the

years. His publicist, Monica Steyn said it was his

attention to detail and passion for what he did,

that were always evident in his career.

“Garth had a start in life that would have broken

many. It was his guitar, a pen, and paper that have

been the only constants throughout his life,” said

Steyn. Campaigns against abuse and bullying of

children are causes close to Taylor's heart, having

grown up in several children's homes.

“I used to be the orphan dreaming of being a

pop-star and having my photo taken with a famous

musician. I then got to become the musician who

brought joy and laughter to orphans and have

them look at me with the same hopes and dreams

that I had as a child,” Taylor said.

East London Childhood Cancer Foundation

(CHOC) regional manager, Debbie Kleinenberg is

delighted that Taylor will sing for their cause.

All proceeds from the Sunday concert will go to

assist CHOC East London with their fundraising.

Tickets are available on Computicket at R120 and

the concert will start at 3pm.

African art works on display

AMANDA NANO

NTOBEKO Mjijwa will be

exhibiting his

African-inspired artwork at

the Ann Bryant Art Gallery in

East London from tomorrow

until Wednesday.

Mjijwa is a lecturer in fine

art at the African Christian

University in Zambia. He also

holds a Bachelor's degree in

Fine Art from Nelson

Mandela University (NMU)

and a Certificate in Theology

from George Whitefield Bible

College.

He makes use of a few

modern art movements when

creating his work, drawing

inspiration from his musical

and biblical background.

“I looked at a few

movements such as avant

garde, expressionism and

fauvism. I then tried to

combine them, started

experimenting, and it worked

out well,” Mjijwa said.

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

THE Christelike

Maatskaplike Raad (CMR)

in East London will be

hosting their annual high

tea on Saturday July 28 in

aid of the CMR and Victory

House, a shelter for abused

women and children.

The CMR is an

organisation that has been

Mjijwa said what he did

had more impact and value

because he received a lot of

encouragement from his

fat h e r.

Exhibition organiser,

Claude Qongwana, said the

exhibition theme aimed to

take you through times past,

bring you to the present, and

have you gaze into the

future.

“One will be able to see a

journey in each individual

painting yet also link

paintings from different

times and how they relate to

each other,” Qongwana said.

He said there would be 18

exhibits on display which

portrayed “township life,

depicting South Africa and

Zambia”.

Gallery curator Leon du

Preez said it was good to see

emerging young artists

coming through to showcase

their work.

“His work shows promise

and the few portraits I’ve

going since 1955 and it has

recently taken over the bulk

of Child Welfare’s work in

this area.

“We are a child protection

agency and we do foster

care and adoptions. We run

a safe house in Selborne,

called Victory House, for

abused women and children

and human trafficking

victims. We also run an

CREATIVE TOUCH: Zambian lecturer Ntobeko Mjijwa photographed with his artwork that will

be on exhibit from tomorrow at Ann Bryant Art Gallery

Picture: SUPPLIED

seen have beautiful colour,”

he said.

“The art is expressive yet

has realism with a distinct

African feeling,” Du Preez

extensive home food

security programme,” Fr a n

Smith said.

East Londoner Michelle

Murphy, who has a powerful

testimony and unique

ministry to women, will be

the guest speaker at the

high tea.

Gaye Moonieya will share

the CMR vision now that

they have taken over the

said. Mjijwa's work aims to

resonate with art lovers,

depicting how we live in our

societies and ignite ongoing

c o n v e r s at i o n s .

services of Child Welfare.

“The morning promises to

be filled with fun, fellowship

and laughter – all of this for

a very worthy cause,” a

spokesperson said.

Since the theme at this

year's event is “Rainbows –

A Promise of Hope”, guests

are encouraged to wear

rainbow colours, with a

prize to the value of over

There are two artworks set

aside for sale and proceeds

will go towards two chosen

charities.

CMR to host high tea full of colour, fun

R20,000 for the best

rainbow-themed table.

Wo m e n ’s clothing and

jewellery vendors will have

pop-up shops, so ladies can

shop to their hearts content,

the organisers say.

For more info contact

Fran Smith on

083-2944-019.

Tickets are R120 each and

are already available.


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“If you can keep your head when all about you

are losing theirs and blaming it on you... And –

which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!”

Literature abounds with advice and guidelines

regarding our choices and attitudes which

determine how we cope with our particular

journeys – the successes and challenges, the

relationships and lifestyles, the disappointments

and significant achievements.

Kipling’s advice to his son for his life’s journey

surely stands at the helm of that body of literature

in its simplicity and emphasis on sound

judgement, coping skills and integrity.

Few would disagree that life has become more

complex in the digital and social media age and

that the proliferation of fake news, powerful

attempts at manipulation of the media,

unprecedented corruption and a highly volatile

political climate put the coping skills of most of

us to the test.

We also have to contend with change that is so

rapid and so technologically all-encompassing,

that the world, as we know it, will be vastly

different within 20 years. The demise of the fossil

fuel industry is predicted, electronic vehicles on

call (fewer owned by individuals and operating at

different levels above ground), 3D printing used

for all manner of construction, the list goes on.

Are the principles of Kipling’s poem applicable

today and in the future?

If Kipling were to have penned his poem of

advice during the 21st Century, it may have gone

something like:

“If you can keep your head when all about you

“Are losing theirs to WhatsApp, Facebook and

Twitter.

“If you can dream and not let social media own

you,

“If you can go with the flow – nor lose

perspective

“Of the people and nature around you,

You will smell the roses and – which is more –

you’ll be a Man, my son!”

We owe it to ourselves and the next generation

to keep our heads, to maintain a healthy

perspective and to embrace nature and the world

around us.

Cop praised

on retirement

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

AFTER 36 years of dedicated and diligent service,

Lieutenant Colonel Zweledinga Nkonyeni received

a warm send-off at the Cambridge detective

offices on Tuesday.

Following his retirement, Nkonyeni was praised

for his immense contribution in the fight against

crime and his sterling work.

Speaking at the event, both Brigadier Pumla

Mdlankomo and THE detective head, Colonel

Nomntu Tyafu, commended the outgoing officer

for the energy he had for his work even while his

career was nearing its end.

Brigadier Mdlankomo said she had once joked

with him to extend his stay in the service .

She, however, wished him well in his retirement

and to have a good time with his family.

Nkonyeni received a Good Service Certificate

as well as a Centenary Medal for appreciation

and acknowledgment for his hard work by

Brigadier Mdlankomo.


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only for

the

brave

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MAKING A SPLASH: Selborne College pupil, Matthew Tonkin, is participating

at the Pan Pacific Youth water polo festival as part of the SA U16 water polo

team in Auckland, New Zealand from July 7 to 17. The festival is held biennially

and is the largest water polo event in the southern hemisphere

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For those of you who think the Comrades

is a little too easy, don’t worry: the Washie

100 Miler is right around the corner. The

race is a mind-blowing 161km long,

stretching from Cathcart all the way to

East London. Competitors are given a full

26 hours to complete this daunting

marathon and are encouraged to bring

along their own support team.

This year, the race has more than 100

participants, with some runners coming

from as far as Germany and the UAE to

compete.

The race will start at the Cathcart

Country Club at 5pm on Friday, June 27

and will pass through Stutterheim and

Smiling Valley before finishing at Buffs

Club. Cut-off time is 7pm on Saturday

June 28.

If anyone feels brave enough to enter or

simply wants to find out more, you can

e-mail info@washie100miler.co.za.

WELL DONE: The Border Schools U18 rugby side had a great win over

Limpopo Blue Bulls at Craven Week 2018, winning the match 68-17. Border

scored 10 tries, nine of which came from Selbornians. Thomas Bursey

converted nine of the 10 tries

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PACK POWER: Team Wolfpack emerged victorious at the Buffs ladies hockey club seven-a-side tournament at Buco Park over the

weekend. After making it to the finals, Wolfpack went up against Bosch Go and by the final whistle, the teams were tied on 2-2.

The match then went into extra time, where the first goal decided the winner

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ROUGH AND TUMBLE: Drivers battled it out at the Border Extreme 4x4

challenge in the Gonubie Pine Forest area in East London recently

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Out to conquer

Spanish waves

V iaene

earns SA

colours

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TAKING THE HONOURS: Andrea Ranger, left, and Luthando Hejana, right won the women’s and men’s

Open categories respectively at the Trevor Klose 10km race at the East London Athletics Club (ELAC)

headquarters in Cambridge over the weekend. Hejana finished the race in a time of 31 minutes 43

seconds while Ranger finished in 42:04

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EAST London’s

own waveski

vir tuoso,

Bruce Viaene,

is one of ten chosen

to represent South

Africa in Spain in

the 2018 World

Championships in

S e p t e m b e r.

Viaene said he

started waveskiing

when he was 14.

“My sister and

brother-in-law have

both represented SA

on the world stage

and so it was

inevitable I would

pick up a paddle

and waveski too.”

The father of two,

who recently came

second at the

K wa Z u l u - N at a l

Waveski Open

champs, said the

contest was part of

the training for the

Wo r l d

Championships.

“I had a good run

in the preceding

heats to the final,

but came up second

against Mike

Wessels from the

Western Cape,”

Viaene said.

“Mike is a great

surfer and I beat

him at the South

African champs, but

he was on fire in

this competition and

took the win by .03

of a point. I came

second.”

LOCAL TALENT:

Bruce Viaene will

be representing

South Africa in

the 2018 World

Championships

in Spain later

this year

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He counts coming

at the top at the

men’s open among

his highlights.

“Last year was my

comeback year. I

won my age group

and the men’s open

“In this year’s

national champs, I

placed second in

the open men’s and

won my age group.

“I have been

selected to

represent SA at the

World Champs, so I

have been training

and competing as

much as possible.

“My board

sponsor, Viking

Waveski, have been

super supportive,”

he said.

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