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Strongmen win gold

Breidbach pair muscle in on titles

DESMOND COETZEE

TWO Breidbach-based

bodybuilders are

flying the flag for

their community after

winning gold medals

in their respective weight

categories at the 30th annual

Mr and Miss Physique

Championships at the Billy

Francis Hall in East London

over the weekend.

Andrè Thompson won the

under 70kg division while

Jamie Alexander walked

away with the gold medal in

the teenage division.

More than 30 athletes

participated in the drawcard

tournament which saw

Alphendale bodybuilding

trainer and founder of the

event Elwin Pretorius finally

hanging up his training gear.

Both Thompson and

Alexander are members of

the Breidbach-based

Absolute Fitness Gym

situated in owner and trainer

Samuel Casey’s mother’s

b a c k ya r d .

Casey told the GO! &

Express he was very excited

with the performances of his

athletes after winning their

respective divisions.

“We worked around the

clock in preparation for the

event as it was very special

to me and I am delighted

how my athletes stood their

ground,” said Casey.

For his debut, Thompson

pulled out all stops to beat

Ulrich Marx of East London

who was placed sixth at the

South African Championships

in 2013.

Thompson never thought

he would win in his wildest

dreams. “Casey told me that I

will compete against a former

SA champ but to keep my

head high and not to doubt

my capabilities and it’s

exactly what I did,” he said.

“I have no words other than

to say a big thank you to

Casey for the opportunity

given to me to showcase my

talents. The achievement will

serve as motivation and

encouragement in going

fo r wa r d . ”

Breidbach Secondary

Grade 10 pupil Alexander,

also brought a smile to his

t rainer’s face when was

judged winner in the teenage

division.

“I attribute my success to

the hard work, commitment

and dedication our trainer

has put in to assist us in

making sure we are

grounded to doing something

positive in our lives,” he said.

YOUNG TALENT: Andrè Thompson poses with his gold medal at Billy Francis Hall

Picture: SUPPLIED

Women unite during Heritage Month

ZAVELA MAKWABE

Hundreds of young women from around

King William’s Town gathered to close

off Heritage Month with sport, song and

dance activities at Bath Fare Stadium in

Zwelitsha on Saturday.

The celebrations were hosted by

theBumb’ingomso Leadership Network

with the theme for the day being

#BeMoreCultural.

Communications and marketing

coordinator for the Small Projects

Foundation Spokazi Tyiwani said the

dialogues were aimed at addressing

cultural practices that encouraged bad

behaviour and the event was a platform

for young women to discuss old cultural

practices they may have felt had no

place in the future.

“Through this event, we are trying to

create a movement of young people

who know who they are and where they

are going,” Tyiwani said.

“One of the dialogues was about

consent and condom use.

“We found that myths and societal

norms inhibited young women from

negotiating safe sex with their partners

so we are trying to empower them to

make the right choices when it comes

to their bodies and negotiating safe

sex,” Tyiwani said.

Those in attendance were urged to

make use of the Bumbingomso Call

Centre which connects Buffalo City

Metro youth to professional advice on

health, life, careers and access to

support services.

Information packs and magazines

were handed out and the young ladies

in attendance learned about different

aspects of the programme.

MOVING FORWARD: Women taking part in the Bumb’ingomso Leadership Network’s Heritage Month celebration

Picture: ZAVELA MAKWABE


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Workshop on cancer

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

TO kickstart Breast Cancer

Awareness Month, the Amathole

District Amadoda Forum (ADAF)

held a “Breast Cancer Awareness –

Even in Men” workshop at their

offices in East London on Monday.

ADAF is an informal gathering of

male employees within the

Department of Sport, Recreation,

and Arts & Culture (DSRAC) in the

Amathole District and consists of

elderly men who give guidance to

younger men on how to conduct

themselves in the workplace.

ADAF Coordinator Thulani

Mankayi said the main aim of the

event was to equip men to become

caregivers by supporting women in

ways to prevent, detect and treat

c a n c e r.

“The role of a man as a protector

should ensure the safety of women

and children at all times and they

should not shy away from

patriarchal practises,” he said.

Experts from Cancer Association

of South Africa (Cansa) joined in

the workshop.

Registered nurse and community

mobiliser at Cansa Donne Burrows

emphasised a healthy diet and

regular exercise. She also added

that alcohol had now topped the list

as a “number one carcinogen”

(cancer causing agent).

“About 90% of all cancer is

caused by what we take inside our

bodies and the environment,” she

said. Burrows also touched on

cervical and prostate cancer.

During the dialogues, ADAF

representative Thulani Bukani

highlighted the challenges faced by

male youth having to take care of a

mother or a daughter who suffers

from cancer.

“Unfortunately ignorance by men

has in the past left them clueless

when they are faced with someone

suffering from breast cancer. As

ADAF we have a responsibility to

educate our society on issues of

health. We believe in being the

change we want to see, so we felt it

is important to empower ourselves

and others on the subject in order

to advocate for the cause in our

individual social circles and

net works.

“It is important that those who

are close to opportunities utilise

them to help those who are in the

dark in our communities to help

improve their lives as we aspire to

be Indoda Yoqoba (real men),”

concluded Mankayi.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: From left, Thulani Bukani, Limisa Ketile, Thulani Mankayi and Daluxolo Papu of the Amathole District

Amadoda Forum at the workshop titled ‘Breast Cancer Awareness – Even in Men’

Picture: SUPPLIED

MUSICAL JOURNEY: Siseko Pame, right, performs at the Guild Theatre on Friday night with his backup

singers and four-piece band

Picture: MARK FREDERICKS

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Frere OT fundraiser

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SIPHOKAZI VUSO

To promote awareness for

occupational therapy (OT) and

disabilities, the Frere Hospital OT

team held a high tea fundraiser

at the John Tremble Hospital last

S at u r d ay.

A total of R8,800 was raised

from the event, which was then

donated to REHAB, an

association that focuses on

integrating disabled people back

into the community.

OT head of department (HOD)

Anastacia Scholtz said every

year occupational therapy was

celebrated on a national level.

“The OT department at Frere

Hospital made the commitment

to celebrate occupational

therapy and to raise disability

awareness on an annual basis as

well. Previously our events

focused on hospital staff and our

patients, but three years ago we

decided that we wanted to reach

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the broader community and we

wanted to work with

stakeholders serving people with

disabilities,” she said.

She added that money was

raised by people purchasing

tickets to attend.

Frere Hospital CEO Rolene

Wagner said the day was also

aimed at promoting awareness

both in the community and at

the Frere Hospital.

Wagner thanked everyone who

came to support the day.

GOOD CAUSE: Rueben Puchert was one of the

guest speakers and shared his journey with

disability. Puchart can only use about 5% of his

natural vision

Picture: SUPPLIED

East London Weather

This weekend looks set to be nice and mild despite a cold start on

Thursday. Temperatures will start off at 13°C and only peak at 18°C, with

light cloud likely making it feel chillier.

Thankfully things warm up on Friday with temperatures climbing to

21°C by lunch time. There will be some clouds in the morning but these

are expected to burn off quickly, leaving blue skies.

Saturday will be even warmer with a minimum temperature of 16°C in

the morning, climbing to a pleasant 23°C in the afternoon. Friday’s clear

skies continue with no cloud predicted until late on Saturday evening.

Sunday is another beautiful day with an even higher minimum

temperature of 18°C which peaks at 23°C again at noon.


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Aquarium

e m e rg e s

re v a m p e d

MATTHEW FIELD

It may have taken an ocean

beating, but the East London

Aquarium is officially open to the

public again following the

well-supported Fine & Fishy

Re-opening on Saturday

September 29.

Visitors enjoyed all the

aquarium has to offer such as

the ever-popular seal show,

along with a market organised

especially for the day.

The aquarium was put out of

commission back in August 2017

when high seas damaged large

portions of the facility including

the main sea pool, balustrade,

the rehabilitation pool and the

main viewing deck.

The final cost of the repairs

came to about R2.8m.

According to Samkelo

Ngwenya, who spoke on behalf

of the aquarium, the almost

year-long process focused

mainly on replacing what had

been lost.

However, he said, “we took the

opportunity to do further

maintenance on the facility while

we were closed to the public for

the main repairs”.

Sam Ramsay, from the Fine &

Fabulous Market, helped

organise the day’s events.

“I was approached by Tamarin

[Freeman-Elliot] of the Ocean

Lifeline Project.

“I came on board and helped

organise the market aspect and

the awareness for the event,”

Ramsay said.

The Ocean Lifeline Project is

an organisation dedicated to

providing assistance and

rehabilitation to marine animals

which are founded stranded or

harmed along the coast.

FISHY FRIENDS: Sam Ramsay, left, and Hannah Stubbs at the

re-opening of the East London Aquarium Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

CHEQUEMATE: South Park Chess Club member Kulasande Mafanya came second in the Port Elizabeth

Chess Club Open Tournament recently, winning R2500

Picture: SUPPLIED

SHORE WINNER: This photo was taken in mid-September at Chintsa by 13-year-old Kay-Leigh de Bruin.

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voucher from PNA Stationers. Watch this space for our overall winners in the coming weeks in both

the print and online editions


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Papu nets a national post

SPORT ADMINISTRATOR: Zizo Papu, of Dimbaza, is

the new general secretary of the SA Handball

Federation

Picture: SUPPLIED

PROUD ACHIEVEMENT: Eastern Cape

provincial Drie Stokkies coach Desmond

Coetzee, right, poses with one of his

athletes, Lesley Miggels, of Rietbron who

scooped a silver medal at the South African

Indigenous Games Festival hosted in Limpopo

last week. ‘The competition was one of the

toughest I witnessed in my two years as

coach and I am over the moon to come home

with a silver medal from the games,’ said

Coetzee. His other athlete, Dellarise

Christian, came fourth but set a new

provincial record after her jump of 10.08m.

Coetzee said his team had ended third

overall, which made them the only code in

the province in the top three positions and

also as the only team coming back home with

a medal from the national games

Picture: DEVONIQUE CHRISTIAN

DESMOND COETZEE

Dimbaza resident and sport

enthusiast Zizo Papu was

elected as the general

secretary of the SA Handball

Federation in Johannesburg

last weekend.

The Elective Annual

General Meeting hosted at

the South African Sports

Confederation and Olympic

Committee (SASCOC) office

saw Papu as the only

representative from the

Eastern Cape elected to

serve in the national

st ructure.

Papu is also the president

of the Buffalo City Metro

Handball Association, the

general secretary of the

Eastern Cape Handball

New home for

King Rotary Club

BRIAN McLEAN

In what could be

described as a

breakthrough, initial

talks of a new home for

the King Rotary Club

were recently held.

The move, if it does

take place, would see

the town’s Rotary Club

members relocate from

the King Club to the

King Bowling Club.

The intended move

was discussed at a

King Bowling Club

monthly meeting

attended by Rotary

members.

Asked if the club

would be big enough

to accommodate

Rotary, it was pointed

out by Rotary member

Dave Heathcote that

the building of a

clubhouse adjacent to

the bowling club was a

possibilit y.

“We have a lot of

regalia collected over

the years and this has

to be housed,” he said.

Of benefit to the

bowling club is that all

Rotarians would be

signed on as social

members and the

club’s bar would be

utilised on a regular

basis.

Positive talks

regarding the way

forward are ongoing.

Meanwhile, it is

going to be a busy few

weeks ahead for

bowlers.

The club will be

staging their annual

Old Buck-sponsored

Classic from October

13 to 14 and with

R8,000 going to the

KING WEATHER

While the weekend will start off

cloudy, cool and somewhat

damp, by Sunday it will be a

glorious day, just in time to go

back to work on Monday.

To d ay ’s minimum temperature

will be 8°C, reaching up to a

maximum of only 17°C. It will be

partly cloudy most of the day

with occasional showers.

Friday will be much of the

same, with temperatures ranging

Association and the Buffalo

City Metro Sports Council,

and is the chairperson of

Wo m e n ’s Cricket at Border

C r i c ke t .

On top of that, she works

as an assistant director at

the department of human

settlements in East London.

“I also actively participate

in cricket, handball and

netball, although I

winning team, a good

turnout is expected.

The King Classic will

be followed with two

King teams attending

the Molteno Classic to

be held on October 27

and 28 while teams

from King will also

attend the annual

Millie Hansel Bowls

Day set for November

4 in Stutterheim.

On November 2, the

King Bowling Club will

stage their annual

King’s Got Talent which

is an event at which

members are

encouraged to

overcome their

inhibitions by

venturing onto the

st a g e .

The King Bowling

Club’s annual general

meeting is set for

October 24.

between 10°C and 22°C. Odd

showers are possible in the

af ternoon.

On Saturday, there will be low

clouds most of the day, but

moisture is unlikely. The

minimum temperature forecast is

12°C and the maximum is 20°C.

Sunday will be bright and

sunny, starting at 11°C, with a

maximum of 26°C. – info from

w w w. a c c u w e a t h e r. c o m

sometimes have two

meetings scheduled on

Saturdays and Sundays, but

time management works fo r

me,” Papu said.

“I am doing all this for the

love and passion I have for

sport and want to leave

behind a legacy which will

inspire our youth to follow

suit.”

When asked how she felt

about being elected, she

said: “It’s humbling to have

been elected at a national

level and I am tremendously

grateful for the opportunity

as I didn’t expect it.

“I would like to

acknowledge all the

members who stood by me

all along and who supported

and truly believed in me, it is

much appreciated.”

Fun, educational

library event a hit

DESMOND

COETZEE

An educational

outreach programme

by Buffalo City

Metropolitan Inland

Libraries brought

smiles to many pupils’

and community

members’ faces during

a visit to Jafta Lower

Primary School on the

outskirts of King

William’s Town last

We d n e s d ay.

The activities

included face painting,

songs by the BCM

Gospel Choir,

traditional dancing,

story-telling and the

reading of poems by

pupils.

Those present were

showed books and

educated on impor tant

life skills by

professional nurses.

The BCM Fire

Department also

addressed the

audience on the

danger of fires,

especially veld fires,

how to prevent them

and what to do in the

event of a blaze.

BCM regional

librarian Nothemba

Maku said the visit

formed part of their

social responsibility

programme, which was

aimed at taking

libraries to all

communities within the

region and exposing

THANK YOU: Jafta Lower Primary principal

Mlamli Nashwa thanks Buffalo City

Metropolitan Inland Libraries for their outreach

programme visit

Picture: SUPPLIED

the public, and most

especially children, to

reading books.

Breidbach librarian

Leona Boswell said

what touched her most

was the hunger to read

books, clearly evident

on the faces of those

present.

Elated principal

Mlamli Nashwa said

the programme was

very educational and

was much appreciated

by the pupils and

residents of their area

and surrounding

communities.

“There were

important books on

display. And they

educated us on how to

access books, the

internet and wi-fi

ser vices,” N a s h wa

said.

“We are indeed

blessed and

empowered by the

librar y’s visit and

would appreciate more

similar events in the

future.”


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Make sure your

home is as safe

as ... houses

PAGEANT FINALIST: East

London local Annelisa

Zinyusile, 20, is a finalist for

Miss Hope SA, which is to be

held in Aliwal North. She is

currently involved in a project

to collect sanitary towels for

underprivileged girls. The

finale will take place on

December 8 at the Police Hall

in Aliwal North Picture:SUPPLIED

CELEBRATING CULTURE: Portia Constable, left, and Noluthando Ntshinga share a

meal at the Amalinda Methodist Church of Southern Africa Thursday Women’s

Manyano heritage celebrations

Picture: SIPHOKAZI VUSO

C h u rc h ’s women unite

to honour their heritage

SIPHOKAZI VUSO

The Amalinda Methodist Church of

Southern Africa Thursday Women’s

Manyano got together last week to

celebrate Heritage Month.

Dressed up in their Xhosa traditional

attire, the Women’s Manyano prepared

African cuisine that was shared on the

d ay.

Chairperson Noluthando Ntshinga

said the purpose of the day was to

celebrate the rich Xhosa culture and for

the church to recognise the importance

of Heritage Month.

“This day forms part of a reminder of

we are and where we come from. We

have cooked different Xhosa dishes to

treat ourselves to our traditional food,”

she said.

She added that the day also stood in

line with education on the importance of

culture during Heritage Month.

“We shouldn’t forget our clans and

rituals and our traditional ways,” said

Ntshinga.

She added that on the day, they also

learnt about traditional names for

months – which come from names of

plants or flowers that grow or seasonal

changes that happen at a given time of

the year – as well as reading on the

background of clan names.

The day was celebrated with music,

poetry, Xhosa dishes and the reading of

the Word of God.

MATTHEW FIELD

Is your home safe?

It’s a question that many take for

granted. A lot of thought is given to

fitting burglar bars and erecting high

walls but, sometimes, the greatest

threat can come from within.

This is especially true in a place like

East London, which is no stranger to

dry fire-friendly berg winds. On such

days, a poorly designed building can

pose a danger.

Potential fires aside, there’s also a

serious danger that often goes

unnoticed – swimming pools. There

are many tragic stories of children or

intoxicated individuals falling into a

pool and never getting out again.

Thankfully, the government has a

strict list of regulations that all

buildings must abide by which are all

listed under the National Building

Regulations and Building Standards

Act of 1977, last amended in 2008. The

act is readily available online. Along

with the act, there is also South

African National Standard (SANS)

10400 which explains how to apply the

various regulations. This too can be

found online.

While some of the regulations may

not necessarily apply to your average

home-owner, they’re still worth taking

a look at as a handy guideline for how

to better safeguard your property.

The regulations are extensive but for

now, we’ll focus on two key ones: Par t

D: Public Safety and Part T: Fire

P r ote c t i o n .

Part D, as the title says, deals with

things that would affect the general

public. If you have a swimming pool,

you are required to fence it off in such

a way that, says the SANS, “no person

can have access to such pool from any

street or public place or any adjoining

site other than through”.

If your house has an exterior wall

surrounding your property, then you’re

covered. However, if you have

children, then consider building a

secondary fence around your pool (or

at least covering it with a net or cover

when not in use).

Part T: Fire protection is mostly

aimed at businesses and residences

which house more than 25 people.

However, there are some regulations

which apply to everyone. For example,

every building is required to have

some form of escape route and that

escape route should be kept clear of

obstacles. Ensure for example, your

passage leading to your front or back

door is free of clutter so that in an

emergency, you won’t run the risk of

tripping and potentially injuring

y o u r s e l f.

While Part T does mandate the

installation of fire alarms, this doesn’t

extend to private homes. Still, it

couldn’t hurt to invest in one anyway.

A quality smoke detector will

probably set you back somewhere

between R300 – R500 which is a

small price to pay for your peace of

mind. It might also be a good idea to

have a fire extinguisher on hand for

emergencies. Your average home

won’t need much more than a 1kg

extinguisher which can be found for

about R150 – R300.

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Spreading pet food drive

SIVENATHI GOSA

After losing his cat, Komgha

Junior School headboy Colby

Kean, 13, started Pixie’s Pet

Drive two years ago to collect

and donate food to pet

shelters.

For two weeks, Komga

Junior pupils brought in tins

and bags of pet food and in

the end, a total 372kg of pet

food was collected and

donated to Hilltop Animal

Out reach.

When Kean’s cat went

missing, he went in search of

it at Wilsonia-based shelter

Pet Pals but instead of finding

his beloved cat, he saw the

pets there with no food.

“Colby is a very warmhearted

young boy, who

always wants to help where

it’s needed,” said his mother

Lyn Kean.

“Hilltop Animal Outreach

came about just over eight

years ago when we

recognised the plight of the

animals in and around the

more impoverished areas of

ANIMAL LOVERS: Komga Junior School pupils

donate pet food to Hilltop Animal Outreach as

part of the Pixie’s Pet Drive

Picture:SUPPLIED

East London. We are two

women with our very

passionate volunteers who

are trying to make a

difference to the desperate

and stricken animals,” said

Jenni Krause of Hilltop

Animal Outreach.

“Our primary focus is the

sterilising of the animals to

prevent the ever-growing

population of puppies and

kittens. We target a minimum

of three sterilisations a week,

and have done well over the

500 mark since we started.

“We are grateful for what

Kean and the school are

doing for the outreach, it

really does make a difference,

as we depend on donations

and fund-raising events.”

Krause said they collect

and sell second-hand clothing

to raise funds for medical

bills and food. They also have

raffle competitions along with

cake and book sales.

“The challenge we face are

the increasing numbers of

abandoned animals that

require feeding and

sterilisation, cruelty cases

that require emergency

veterinary care, and funding

pressure.

“We use approximately

90kg of dry food and six

cases of pampers a week to

feed the cats at the Frere

Hospital, Southernwood and

Gonubie Caravan Park. We

supply dog food to many

owners in the informal

set tlements,” she said.

Krause said they were in

dire need of volunteers to

assist with feeding on

Mondays, Wednesdays and

Fr i d ay s .

“It takes us approximately

3.5 hours in the morning and

many hands make light

work,” she said.

MARITIME FUN: Pupils are excited about their boat ride during the World

Maritime Day celebrations held at the Port of East London last week

Picture: SUPPLIED

Pupils test waters

on Maritime Day

GO REPORTER

As part of their World Maritime Day

celebrations on Thursday September

27, Transnet National Ports Authority

(TNPA) hosted nearly 2,000 pupils

from across the Eastern Cape at the

Port of East London.

According to port manager Sharon

Sijako, the day was meant to build

interest among the pupils as it

concerned the maritime industry.

“This was an opportunity for us to

offer young pupils, boys and girls,

valuable information about the

industry and how they can fully grasp

the many exciting opportunities

available to them to ensure a better

future for themselves. It also helps us

as the port authority to address the

critical skills shortage we have within

the industry,” Sijako said.

As part of the event, pupils were

taken on tours of the port and marine

craft. They also watched various

harbour crews as they worked. As a

final bonus, the pupils were taken on

boat rides around the port which, for

many pupils, was their first

introduction to water, said Sijako.

Merrifield

hosts debate

MATTHEW FIELD

Three Cousins in full

stride for breast cancer In

SIVENATHI GOSA

The Reach for Recovery b r e a st

cancer support group is

raising funds for three East

Londoners who will be

participating at the Comrades

Marathon next year. The

fundraising event will be held

at the Umnenga Lodge at Glen

Eden on October 6.

The organisation consists of

volunteers who are breast

cancer sur vivors.

“Reach for Recovery is an

international organisation and

can be found in almost every

city in SA. The main purpose

of the event is to raise funds

for the organisation and to

support the Three Cousins for

Reach for Recovery Comrades

2019,” said Reach for Recovery

member Leonie Harry.

The Three Cousins are

Brenton de la Harpe, David

Prinsloo and Russell Weare.

They are the sons of three

sisters who were affected by

cancer at different stages in

their lives. Two of the sisters

succumbed to the disease,

while the third is a breast

cancer survivor and member

of Reach for Recovery in East

London.

“We would like to run the

Comrades Marathon in 2019 in

honour of our mothers and all

those who are affected by

cancer. We are especially

grateful for the work Reach for

Recovery does and have

chosen to donate all funds

raised to the East London

branch,” De la Harpe said.

Harry indicated that this was

a huge initiative and funds

would be used to supply the

patients with literature and the

appropriate prostheses for the

general hospital patients.

On October 29, there will be

a candlelit memorial service

for those who lost the battle

against the disease.

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY:

Frank and Laurine

Minnie were married

on October 5 1968

in the Vincent

Methodist Church.

They have been

blessed with two

children, daughter

Pam and son Wayne,

along with two

grandchildren,

Claudia and Craig

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Beetroot among

healthiest of foods

bygone days,

resourceful women

made use of natural

ingredients such as

beetroot for rosy

cheeks and bright

red lips.

Such ingenuity

was a popular form

of make-up in the

19th century.

N o wa d ay s ,

beetroot is

famously among

the top-rated

healthy foods.

Beets contain phytonutrients

called betalains, which make this

root vegetable quite special, as not

many vegetables contain them.

Betalains are world-renowned for

possessing anti-inflammatory

properties and increasing

detoxification in the b o d y.

Unfortunately, the longer one

cook’s beetroot; the greater the

destruction of betalains.

Beet powder and juice are also

used as a food colourant in the food

industry. And beeturia is a condition

that develops in some people if they

consume beets.

It sounds serious and looks

serious but it is harmless. It is

basically the betelains colouring

one’s urine or stools red.

The juice of beets is mainly

celebrated as a healthy, invigorating

drink.

Not all beets are red, though.

Depending on variety, beets can

also be white, yellow or red-white.

Beets are also highly farmed for

their high sugar content, however, it

is a specific type of beet that is

cultivated to contribute to the global

manufacture of

refined sugar.

Beets are easily

bought in

preserved form in

cans or jars.

Beet leaves and

stalks are also

edible. In fact, they

were eaten long

before the roots.

Beet chips are

also a yummy

alternative to

potato chips.

This vegetable contributes to the

body’s supply of nitrate (not the

same harmful type found in

processed foods).

Nitrate improves blood circulation

and, consequently, researchers have

linked improved brain function and

athletic performance to the

consumption of beets.

Although beets may be consumed

raw, they are more palatable when

c o o ke d .

Beetroot was also commonly part

of medicinal remedies, with ancient

Greeks and Romans consuming

black or white beetroots.

GET ‘BEETUIFUL’: Beets are famous

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taking first place at the 31st Sterrenberg Waterpolo Tournament that took place in East London from

September 28-29

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Merrifield Preparatory School and College

was the talk of the town recently when it

hosted the National Individual Debating and

Public Speaking Championships.

The competition pitted students, who

came from schools across SA, against one

another in a variety of public speaking

challenges.

Saturday saw the pupils engage in

interpretive readings and impromptu

speeches.

“Each learner selects a piece of paper

which has three topics on it. Those topics

are usually things like a little extract from a

song, a quote from somebody – it might be

an idiom or it even might just be a word,”

organiser Nadia Smith said.

Students are given two minutes to

prepare their speech, which they have to

present without any notes on hand.

For the readings, “basically the learners

prepare a piece from a novel and they read

it to the audience,” said Smith.

Pupils are assessed on style and delivery.

On Sunday, the students took part in the

debating section of the championships.

They were split into teams of two and were

given 45 minutes to prepare arguments for

a topic before facing their opponents.

However, all pupils were judged on an

individual level rather than by their team’s

per formance.

“An after-dinner speech is normally what

would happen if people are having a

function and afterwards somebody would

stand up and say something to the

audience. The learner can select who their

audience is going to be and then they

prepare a speech for that audience,” Smith

said.

Persuasive speeches are similar to

debates in that the pupil has to argue for or

against a particular subject. However, they

differ in that they are all done individually

instead of in teams and the topic is chosen

by the student beforehand.

Finalists for each category will be

announced next week along with the overall

winners, who will go on to take part in the

world championships.


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9708.

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MOTOR MADNESS: Car enthusiasts were

treated to an amazing show at the annual

Wizards on Wheels held at Port Rex

Technical High School on Saturday

September 29. There was a wide variety

of vehicles on display, from vintage

classics to exotic modern designs

Pictures: BRADLEY GROBBELAAR

and MATTHEW FIELD

CYCLING FUN: Lining up for the Family Fitness Fun

Day held in 2017

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The Seaside Family Church will host their annual

Family Fitness Fun Day at the Gonubie Sports

Grounds in East London on October 20.

The event started off as an idea to make a

difference in the community, while being a fund

raiser for additional classrooms at the Gonubie

Christian School, which is linked to the church.

“Together with Percy Shaw, we arranged a fun

cycle to get the community participating,” Pa st o r

Dion Pfiffner said.

Formally known as the Seaside Family Church

Fun Cycle, it will encompass children’s cycling and

a 5km fun run/walk. There will be three cycle

distances available: 50km, 30km and 10km.

Pfiffner said that it was a family friendly

experience that everyone could be part of.

“The kiddies event allows kids as young as two

to participate in three different distances at the

Gonubie Sports Fields. There are also fantastic

prizes available to those who stay for the prizegiving,”

Pfiffner said.

The 10km cycle route will circuit around the

Main Road, Gulls Way, Ocean Way Road and back

to the Main Road. Funds raised so far have helped

build eight classrooms and an administration

block. The proceeds from this race will go to

further fund the school and church.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the

efforts of the volunteers, the participation of the

sponsoring companies and willing participants,”

Pfiffner said.

Entries can be submitted online on

https://goo.gl/forms/9Vuy8RoSIP G9F1KH2 or contact

Pfiffner on 043-740-0320 for further information.

PICK YOUR FEET UP: Locals enjoying the hike at the Areena Riverside Resort

Hiking along the scenic East Coast

SIVENATHI GOSA

EAST London residents spent

their Sunday at the Areena

Riverside Resort hiking the 10km

trail as part of the weekly Let’s

Hike event.

Organiser Karen McLaren said

the purpose of the day was for

residents to connect with nature,

while getting exercise in an

environment that they would not

normally visit by themselves.

“The [event] was started in

February 2011 as a replacement

to border Outdoor Adventure.

“We have a monthly

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programme of different walks

from day walks to eight-day full

backpack trails,” she said.

“There is no age restriction, all

walks are determined by a

person's own abilities.

“Our next hike will be on

Sunday at Nature's Rest where

we will take on a 7km trail.”

VICTORIOUS TEAM: The Selborne U/15A cricket team won three of their four games Picture: SUPPLIED

Selborne U15s excel in Bloem

MATTHEW FIELD

The Selborne U/15A cricket team

saw much success in

Bloemfontein last weekend,

winning three out of four games

and only losing one.

Their first match on Saturday

was against Grey College who

Selborne managed to bowl out in

30.2 overs, with Grey achieving a

total of 126 runs.

Michael McGill claimed five

wickets in eight overs and

Selborne in their turn at the

crease, scored130 runs while

only losing two wickets, winning

the match by eight wickets.

On Sunday, Selborne went up

against Maritzburg College on

Monday losing by seven wickets.

After winning the toss and

deciding to bat, Selborne scored

136 all out.Top scorers were

Heath Rohm (42 runs), Matthew

Coetzer (28 runs), and Jared Red

(21). To their credit, Selborne

made Maritzburg work hard for

their victory with their opponents

clawing their way to 137 runs

with three wickets lost.

Monday saw Selborne face off

against Kearsney College with

Selborne winning the toss and

choosing to bat. Selborne scored

an impressive 215 runs in 49.2

overs but were bowled all out in

the end. Adam du Plessis

top-scored with 66 runs.

Kearsney came close to

matching Selborne with 213 runs

and were bowled out in the final

o v e r.

The final match on Tuesday

was against Woodridge College.

Selborne was on the field for the

first half and made short work of

Woodridge, bowling them out in

less than 20 overs for only 80

runs. They then took up the bat

and proceeded to give their

opponents a thrashing, scoring

84 runs in just 11 overs while

only losing one wicket.

WELL DONE: The U13

Border Badminton Team

members, front from left,

Mylin Liang, Marlon

Thomas, coach Jason

Liang, Joshua du Plessis,

Tyra Bowles and, back

from left, Neil van Wyk,

Madhav Nair, manager

Maxie du Plessis, Sarah

Brodie and Sreya Mathew

participated in the

national championships

in Cape Town recently.

Sixteen teams from

across SA and Namibia

participated, with the

Border team finishing in

fifth position overall

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Biathle group off

to shine in Egypt

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A group of 15 Buffalo

City biathle athletes will

represent South Africa

in the upcoming UIPM

Triathle/Biathle World

Championships in

Hurghad, Egypt from

October 25 to 28.

The group comprises

12 junior athletes and

three masters athletes.

For 12-year-old

Selborne Primary

School pupil Daniel

Breetzke this will be the

second time he is

competing in the World

Championships, having

won gold in the biathle

in 2016.

“I’m very excited, I’ve

trained a lot from the

beginning of the year.

I’m also looking forward

to seeing Egypt,” said

B r e e t z ke .

His father, Derek, said

they were hopeful that

Daniel would do the

very best he could.

Masters biathlete

Rodney Westgate said

he was feeling very

confident and hoped for

a podium position.

Westgate previously

RUN, SWIM, RUN:

Rodney Westgate at

the world champs in

Spain in 2016. He will

take part in the

biathle masters in

Egypt

Picture: SUPPLIED

won gold at the World

Championships in

Guatemala in 2014.

Coach Sammy

Saunders said he was

extremely proud.

SURF’S UP: Lilyfontein School pupils Skye Bosazza and Ethan Jackson are competing at the Sea Harvest 2018 South African Junior Surfing Championships

in Jeffreys Bay. The competition started on Wednesday October 3 and will end on Sunday October 7

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Trio shine at

Bhisho Games

GOING FOR GOLD: Tsidi

Molebate compet at

the Golden Games in

Bhisho Picture:SUPPLIED

SIVENATHI GOSA

Three members from

the Real View

Foundation participated

at the Golden Games in

Bhisho recently and

came back with a

number of medals.

Nomasomi Rete, 68,

Nonceba Goduka, 62,

and Tshidi Molebate,

73, were part of the

group that represented

Mdantsane under the

Sisonke team banner.

Rete came back with

a gold medal after

playing the ring-thestick,

and Goduka and

Molebate came back

with silver medals after

participating in their

respective sport codes,

pass-the-ball and

r u g by - b a l l - t h r o w.

“We practised four

times a week with the

women, and then they

also practised with the

other Mdantsane

participants who were

part of the Sisonke

team at the Orlando

Stadium in NU 2,” said

Real View founder

Bulelani Fowl.

Fowl said they did not

have any challenges

while preparing for the

games.” In August, we

had a pageant for the

elderly women, Miss

Real View Foundation

2018, in celebration of

Wo m e n ’s Day.The idea

was to create a positive

and active attitude

towards ageing. We

also do music, and they

write and compose their

own Xhosa traditional

songs.

“We also do the

normal sport codes with

the elderlies, such as

soccer and netball, and

excercise. We want to

promote a good healthy

lifetsyle and at the

same time want them

to have fun”, he said.

The GO reported

(“Working for the

needy” August 16) that

Real View was a

Mdantsane-based

non-profit organisation

that focuses on

vulnerable children,

while also catering for

the senior citizens.

“Six years ago, I

resigned from work to

make a difference in the

communit y.

“I didn’t even talk to

my family regarding my

resignation at that time.

Every month, I would

spend half of my salary

on the donations and I

would give the things I

bought to the needy,”

said Fowl.

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