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WILD RIDE: A lone surfer goes for a ride at Nahoon

Beach

Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

A calling to write

Blind author to launch Christian novel to public

SIVENATHI GOSA

“It was during a time I was bed-ridden

that I answered the call to write and I

ended up writing four books. But this is

the first book that is going to be

available for the public,” said Paul

Ferreira, author of Gewetensbaai se Siel.

The book is an Afrikaans Christian novel

written by Ferreira, 50, who was cer tified

legally blind at the age of nine.

“The book is about a highly successful

doctor whose life is turned around after he

loses his wife and children. He becomes an

alcoholic and falls in to depression, and

becomes homeless. He then ends up on the

beach, where he meets another person who's

life struggles also made him homeless.

“They both become street dwellers who live

on alcohol. One day, they meet a woman at

the beach whose son is drowning in the

ocean. The two men save the boy, but triumph

quickly turns into tragedy as the doctor's

friend dies while saving the boy. That is where

he decides to take a major turn in his life,”

said Ferreira.

He said the inspiration behind his writing

came when he was terminally ill.

“I could not do anything for myself but pray

every day. I heard God talk to me,and I decided

to answer the call of writing four books.

“It took me only a few weeks to complete

Gewetensbaai se Siel, but not being a

specialist in the field of languages, I struggled

to get the book published. It took me seven

years to print the book,” he said

An audio version of the book is being made

available by Tape Aids for The Blind, a free

national audio library services for blind and

print-handicapped people in SA.

“As we do not receive any government

subsidy and rely solely on donations, we plan

a number of fundraising events during the

year to boost our income,” said Tape Aids

branch manager Michelle Clayton.

“In 2019, we had the privilege to team up

with Paul Ferreira in support of the first

Christian action drama novel he has written.

The feedback we have received regarding the

book has been extremely positive.”

The book launch will take place at Baysville

School Hall on April 5. To purchase a ticket,

contact Ferreira at 064-167-6752 or Clayton at

0 4 3 - 72 2 - 76 1 5 .

BUSY WORDSMITH: Paul Ferreira will be launching his fourth

book at Baysville School Hall on April 5 Picture:SIVENATHI GOSA


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Cansa Relay for

Life raises R500k

AMANDA NANO

Hundreds of people braved the

rain to take part in the annual

Cansa Relay for Life held at Jan

Smuts Stadium last Saturday

evening in honour of those

affected by cancer.

More than R500,000 was

raised.

According to community

mobiliser of fund development

Michelle Goddard, 187 teams had

registered as of Friday last week.

“There was no way we’d have

been able to postpone the relay

because of the rain, and people

were still registering at the last

minute to take part,” Goddard

said.

The heavy rains didn’t deter

the crowd as many people had

their ponchos and umbrellas

ready to walk for survivors, those

who are still fighting, and those

who have passed on.

One of the relay’s key

components – the luminaria

ceremony – took place on the

grand stand rather than the track

as previously due to the rain.

“The luminaria ceremony takes

place where a moment of silence

is observed for those who have

left us. These candles

communicate that you’ll always

be in our hearts,” said East

London Relay for Life chair

Wayne Wayer.

Candles on the grand stand

spelt out the word “Hope” while

the whole track came to a

standstill to honour and

remember loved ones.

The walk symbolises that

cancer is a disease that never

stops, and as such the relay

carries on all night.

RIDING STRONG: Grandad's Army members pose on their stopover at Huisrivier Pass between the

towns of Ladismith and Calitzdorp in the Western Cape

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‘Grandad’s Army’ ride

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AMANDA NANO

The annual Grandads Army took to the road for

their 1,160km cycle to Cape Town on March 3 in a

bid to raise funds for the Eyabantwana Children's

Tr u st .

The memorial ride is in honour of Rob Burton,

Mike McComb, Arthur Salzwedel and Michele

Wienand, all members of the “army” who sadly

passed away following accidents on the road.

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The first leg of the journey saw the teams stop

over in Cradock before moving onto Willowmore.

The “King of the Mountain” segment is a 9km

climb with a 450m elevation which requires a fair

bit of stamina and motivation.

Reclaiming the title from Waye Salzwedel, Sean

Rice reached the top of Huisrivier in 31:41:00.

On March 5, tragedy struck for the team as one

of their own, Michele Weinand, passed away in an

accident. The “army” continued the cycle at the

request of Weinand's family and held a memorial

service for him in Agulhas.

The cycle was completed on March 7 at

Gordon's Bay.

The “army” also took part in 109km Cape Town

Cycle Tour in aid of Eyabantwana Childen's Trust.

“We are incredibly proud of each the cyclists

that took on this year's challenge and more

impressed with the funds raised thus far for the

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

“Thank you to each cyclist, sponsor and donor

for your continuous support and dedication

towards the Eyabantwana Trust and all it stands

fo r, ” event organiser Trystan Viaene said.

Eyabantwana helps the Eastern Cape paediatric

surgical services of the Frere and Cecilia

Makiwane Hospitals specifically with regards to

supplying surgical equipment and maintenance to

the paediatric burn units of these hospitals.

Gandads Army has raised R260,000 thus far for

the non-profit organisation.

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KEEPING HOPE ALIVE: The Cansa Relay for Life took place at the Jan Smuts Stadium in East London on

Saturday

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GOING GREEN: President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, and Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle

(holding spade) at the tree planting ceremony at the Mdantsane Eco Park on Friday as part of the

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‘Dr y’ but pleasant weekend awaits

After last week's deluge, this

weekend looks set to be almost

completely dry in comparison.

Temperatures will remain

pleasant throughout, starting off

at 23°C on Thursday.

Skies will be mostly overcast

throughout and there's an

11km/h wind predicted from the

south.

Friday sees some light

morning rain but it will be over

by midday. The wind climbs

slightly to 18km/h and switches

to the northeast while

temperatures remain at 24°C.

Saturday's temperature climbs

to 26°C which, combined with

clear skies, should make for a

pleasant day ahead. Just watch

out for the 25km/h northeasterly

wind that's predicted to blow

through.

The wind will die down to just

14km/h on Sunday, but

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Protest for zoo-free SA

MATTHEW FIELD

Visitors to Beacon Bay Retail Park were

no doubt surprised to find a large cage

containing five people in the middle of

the Food Cour t.

The cage is part of a protest against

the East London Zoo by ANC MP

Christian Martin; Khoi and San chiefs

Trevor Kopeledi and Gaokxaob Kai Anib,

as well as fellow Khoi and San activists

Melvin Smith and John George.

The protest began on March 11 and

will continue until Human Rights Day on

March 21.

For the duration, the protesters will

remain in the cage and will only leave

to use the restroom. In addition, they

have also switched to a completely

vegan diet.

“We believe, as the Khoi and the San,

because we live so close to animals in

nature and animals and ourselves are

one, that these animals can’t talk for

themselves, so we are talking on their

b e h a l f, ” said Martin.

Martin said zoos are “glorified

Robben Islands and glorified

homelands” and that SA should strive

to be a zoo-free country.

“Before 1994, our people were put in

homelands. We didn't like that although

the homelands were big. But human

beings were not created to be in

homelands. Animals are the same. If we

fought then against homelands, we

must fight now against zoos and

putting animals in cages,” he said.

“It's been said this whole situation

will be dealt with according to the law.

Remember, there were laws before 1994

so all laws are not necessarily good

l aw s . ”

According to Martin, the claim that

CAGED CUSTODIANS: Khoi and San protesters are living in a cage at Beacon Bay Retail Park in protest against the East London Zoo

zoos serve an educational function no

longer holds up thanks to the expansion

of the internet and online information.

“Because it is now possible for

people to view animals in their natural

habitats online, there is no longer any

need to keep animals in cages.

“Remember Sarah Baartman. She was

put in a cage for many years for people

to look at. If we don’t want it for human

beings, we should never allow it for any

animals,” said Martin.

“All of us are custodians of animals.

Our custody over animals was put there

by God himself. What we are doing is to

claim that responsibility back.”

The ending of the Beacon Bay protest

on March 21 will coincide with another

protest organised by Ban Animal

Trading (BAT) which will take place

outside the East London Zoo on the

same day from 11.15am.

Buffalo City Municipality (BCM)

spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya said

the municipality stood by the statement

sent to the GO! & Express last week

(“Call to close zoo”, March 7) and

Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

denied that the animals in the zoo were

poorly treated.

“The city's zoo reflects the green belt

and floral vision of the city and is a

huge feature for schools across the

province. We call upon the general

public to take the opportunity to visit

this facility and get a first-hand

experience,” said Ngwenya.


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RACING AHEAD: Thrilled to complete the 21km half marathon of the 46th Buff Marathon in under two

hours on Saturday, are, from left, Sivuyile Kobokana, Ayanda Gugushe and Dumisa Maliti, from the

Buffalo Runners Athletics Club in King William's Town. The run started at the Python Park just outside

East London and ended at the Buffs Club amid rainy and cold conditions. Buffalo Runners AC will host

the Galaxy Bingo 10km race and 5km fun run challenge on Saturday March 16 which will start and

finish at Lovedale College. Late registration can be done between 5am and 6am on the Saturday

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Bible school celebrates 40 years

WEAR WITH PRIDE: The Dale College Boys' Primary School had a rugby jersey handover ceremony for

the upcoming season at the Malcom Andrew Sports Centre in King William's Town on March 6. The

ceremony, attended by parents and staff, saw NTT VW King William's Town announced as the sponsors

for the under-13A ruby team, along with the college’s first-team rugby players. At the handover, are,

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THEMBELA NDLUMBINI

King William's Town-based

Dumisani Theological Institution

and Bible School celebrated its

40th anniversary recently.

The school had its humble

beginnings in Dimbaza Township

in 1979 but moved to King in

1986.The school held a special

thanksgiving service as part of

their annual awards ceremony at

Bethany Emmanuel Church on

March 2.

Students past and present

were in attendance, along with

their families and members of

the community.

Guests from Scotland, Canada,

and various parts of SA graced

the occasion to show their

appreciation for the school.

A special 40th anniversary

book, Voices of Thanksgiving,

was launched at the service

which featured over 20 short

stories and 100 photographs, all

contributed by students and

community members.

This book served as a

fundraiser for the school's 40th

Anniversary Campus

Development Project.

The guest speaker was

Reverend David Meredith from

Edinburgh, Scotland who is head

of the Free Church of Scotland's

Foreign Mission.

The school is involved in

distributing Christian literature

throughout the Eastern Cape and

has partnered with the Gospel

Coalition for Literature ministry.

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King Club bowlers on a roll

BRIAN McLEAN

Former Border rugby referee

and current King Bowling Club

bowler Mervyn Spring is the

new Border novice champion.

After being unbeaten in the

initial round of the Border

bowls competition, Spring

made it to the semifinals played

at the Comrades Bowling Club

r e c e n t l y.

After winning his semifinal

clash 21-10, he went on to beat

Neil Friend of Gonubie 21-13 in

the final.

Another club bowler, Josh

Turner, also won his semifinal

match, but lost 20-21 in the final.

“I was very disappointed,”

said Turner who is a first-team

rugby prop for Dale High

School.

Spring, who also played

rugby and cricket in his

younger days, said he had

learnt bowls was a drawing

game.

“Play each end one at a time

and try not to give more than

one shot away at a time. It also

takes just one bowl to change

an end,” he said.

Spring added a lot of

concentration and

self-discipline was needed.

He said that on the day of the

final, the wind was strong and it

was important for him to find

his line and length quickly.

“I would like to thank club

member Craig Ainslie for

transporting Josh and I to East

London for the final. We spoke

bowls all the way there and not

having to drive took a lot of

pressure me,” Spring said.

King Bowling Club president

Gordon McCune said he and the

club were proud of both Spring

and Turner.

“As a club, we were hoping

for an all-King final and Josh

came very close to making it.

We are proud of both of our

bowlers as they kept the King

flag flying high,” McCune said.

BOWLED OVER: King Bowling Club bowler Mervyn

Spring was recently crowned the Border novice

champion

Picture: BRIAN McLEAN

KWT WEATHER

Last weekend's rain is noticeably absent this

time around.

Thursday's temperatures are pleasant

despite persistent cloud, maxing out at just

23°C. There's a slight 11km/h wind from the

east but it shouldn’t cause too much hassle.

Temperatures climb to 25°C on Friday and

there's some slight morning rain but don’t get

your hopes up – it will be gone by lunch time.

The wind picks up to 22km/h from the

nor theast.

While the wind persists into Saturday, the

rest of the day looks set to be beautiful. Skies

will be clear throughout and the temperature

climbs all the way to 28°C.

This continues to Sunday when the

temperature rises even further to 29°C. Best of

all, the wind dies down to just 11km/h from

the south.


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Golf day boost

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SIVENATHI GOSA

The Carel Du Toit Centre for children

who are hearing impaired were the

beneficiaries of the annual Algoa FM

Charity Golf Day.

The funds were utilised to build a

jungle gym and upgrade the centre’s

the wireless FM system.

Having a new jungle gym will help

with the holistic preparation of the

children for mainstream schooling.

Climbing helps children learn how

to solve problems and also exercises

the memory because they need to

remember certain grips and the

location of hand and foot holds.

“We have children from previously

disadvantaged communities who

don’t only need assistance with their

hearing aids, but also with meals and

c l ot h e s , ” said Carel Du Toit Centre

principal Paula Kumm.

“We recently had a fundraising

event where we hosted Miss Deaf

South Africa Lethiwe Ntaka and

managed to raise R5,000. In a n ot h e r

event we had a few weeks ago, we

raised R23,000 which will make a

huge difference for the centre.

“We would like to thank Algoa FM

for choosing us as their beneficiaries,

and for spreading much-needed

awareness about the Carel Du Toit

Cent re,” Kumm said.

“It is thanks to the wonderful

support our charity golf day receives

from golfers of all walks of life that we

are able to support this one-of-a-kind

centre in our Border broadcast

region,” said Algoa FM marketing

manager Toinette Koumpan.

PILING UP: BCM has failed to properly remove debris caused by a car crash more than three weeks ago Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

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GIVING BACK: Carel Du Toit Centre principal Paula Kumm with children of

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MATTHEW FIELD

Despite numerous complaints

to Buffalo City Municipality,

little has been done to clean

up the corner of Belgrave and

St Matthews roads after a

truck crashed into a tree and

caused the intersection to be

completely blocked by fallen

branches (“Truck crash leaves

Belgrave Road blocked off”,

February 21).

The initial incident occurred

on the morning of February 17

when a truck crashed into two

jacaranda trees, breaking off

large branches which then lay

across the road and prevented

access.

According to local resident

Tessa Booth who the GO! &

Express first spoke with on

February 18, workers only

arrived on February 21 to

remove the debris from the

road.

However, instead of taking

the debris away to be properly

disposed of, they left it on the

p av e m e n t .

“Then they came a few days

later with a bakkie and a

trailer with about six people

and all they did was sit there

and talk,” she said.

The GO! & Express visited

the area again last Thursday.

Not only were the branches

still heaped on the pavement,

but rubbish had begun piling

up in the gutters.

“Now people are starting to

use it as a dumpsite,” B o ot h

said.

She also said the lack of

proper disposal was causing

security concerns in the area.

“People have been sleeping

in [the piles of branches] and

when my people come in, they

are being attacked.”

The municipality had not

responded to a request for

comment at the time of going

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WINNERS: Selborne College 1st XV beat Hudson Park 1st XV 42-12 during the Border School Rugby Tournament on Saturday

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ROARING BOOST: The

Hudson Port Rex Lions Cubs

held a Night of the Oscars at

Hudson Primary on February

23 with the aim to raise

funds for Furever Fixed, East

London Child and Youth Care

Centre and DJ Sobey Old

Age Home. A total of

R31,000 was raised.

Collecting their donation

from the Port Rex Lions

office in Southernwood, East

London on Tuesday, are Amy

Long, left, and Amber

Wiggill from Furever Fixed

Picture: AMANDA NANO

SPORT STAR: Child’s World Primary pupil Owethu Ngaba, left, produced

great results at the Eastern Cape South African High School Athletics that

took place in Port Elizabeth. Standing next to him is the head of sport at

Child's World head of sport, Wandile Ngoma

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Pupils debate EC Sopa

SERIOUS MATTERS: Mzomhle High School deputy head girl

Athule Mqoqi spoke about integrated human settlements

and building cohesive communities PICTURE: AMANDA NANO

AMANDA NANO

The annual State of the

Province Address (Sopa)

Schools’ D e b at i n g

Competition took place at

the East London

Convention Centre on

Saturday, tackling a wide

variety of topics, such as

healthcare and crime.

The five-year Phumulo

Masualle-led provincial

government (from 2014 to

2019) was examined.

Winners from previous

years graced the event,

armed with an array of

topics as talking points.

In his opening remarks,

Eastern Cape education

HOD Themba Kojana said

the steady increase of

matric class performance

was owed to the systems of

monitoring in place

throughout all grades.

“Project management is

also one of the tools that

we've focused on as a

department, and our aim is

to ensure all educators

have access to laptops, so

there may be effective

c o m m u n i c at i o n , ” Kojana

said.

Issues raised during the

debate included:

ýIntegrated human

settlements and building

cohesive communities;

ýPromoting quality

education and skills

development;

ýStimulating rural

development;

ýLand reform and food

securit y;

ýIntensifying the fight

against crime and

corruption;

ýTransforming the

economy to create

sustainable livelihoods,

strengthen the

developmental state and

good governance, and

ýBetter healthcare for

all.

Mzomhle High School's

Athule Mqoqi, on the point

of human settlements, said

one of the challenges of

local government is that

the demand is greater than

the supply.

“People should be

employed with building

their houses and be

involved in the design. In

this way, it will put money

back in people's pockets,”

Mqoqi said.

Speaking on education,

Aleta Sibi, from King

Edward High School, in

Matatiele, said

infrastructure development

and strengthening

administration were key

factors in the portfolio.

“Bursaries are needed,

adult education centres

should be built, and the

department should strive to

move forward faster to get

with the times,” Sibi said.

2015 English categor y

winner Qhawe Bula was

stern in discussing the

fight against corruption,

and said one needs to

understand it from a

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in touch with clients

AMANDA NANO

PASSING ON BEAUTY BATON: Miss Mdantsane High School 2017 winner Ibenathi Dyani from

Vulamazibuko High School, left, crowns Miss Mdantsane High School 2018 Sinesipho Melani at the

Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre

Picture:SUPPLIED

Mdantsane hopefuls

to strut stuff in pageant

SIVENATHI GOSA

The annual Miss and Mr

Mdantsane beauty

pageant will take place

on Friday at the

Mdantsane Indoor

Sports Centre.

Event manager

Siyasanga Zwakala said

the pageant started in

2009, the year in which

when he won the title.

He took over the hosting

of the event in 2011.

“In 2019, we are

introducing new

categories, plus-size

models and slot for a

fashion show. We will

be providing a platform

for local fashion

designers to showcase

their designs.

“Contestants will

compete in four outfits:

traditional, casual,

formal wear and school

u n i fo r m s . ”

Luthuli Dlamini, who

is an actor known for

his rols in soapies such

as Uzalo and

G e n e r at i o n s will be the

guest judge.

“It is such a great

honour having a person

in the entertainment

industry who will be

witnessing the talent

that Mdantsane

produces,” he said.

In 2018, the winners

walked away with prizes

valued at R3,000.

Sakhisizwe Senior

High School pupil

Sinesipho Melani, 17,

was crowned Miss

Mdantsane High School

2018 and Mzomhle High

School pupil Milisa

Maliwa, 17, nabbed the

Mr Mdantsane High

School 2018 title.

For Michael Swartz, the gift of hearing after

25 years has opened up a world of

possibilities, including being able to open his

own massage therapist business in East

London.

Swartz currently holds nine certificates in

massage therapy and hasn't rested on his

laurels. He is still on a the journey of

acquiring speech therapy skills to

communicate better since 2018.

“I'm an entreprenuer and I'd like to employ

other deaf people, and also be an example to

the hearing,” he said.

He admits that working for himself isn't

easy, and means more responsibility but his

quiet motivation keeps him going.

Body Therapy by Michael Denton, based in

Stirling, offers a range of treatments such as

hot stone full body massages and advanced

Indian massage – to name but a few.

The GO! visited the premises. The relaxing

Indian head massage eases tension in the

neck and head.

“I can feel people's emotions when

massaging them. I'm no doctor but I can see

it,” he said.

He picked up in our appointment that he

could sense that there was a headache as

well as tension and stress.

“You watch TV to fall asleep but it doesn't

seem to work, you're also not a morning

person,” describing what he had picked up

from the GO! visit.

The holistic surroundings finished with a

touch of class, concentrates on body

treatment and that of the spirit.

Swartz's partner, Jordan Clarke said he's

very happy for themselves.

To make a booking, contact 043-735-305 or

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Advertising feature

Join egg-citing campaign

Artists, pupils asked

to design Easter eggs

Vincent Park Shopping Centre

in association with the GO! &

Express are excited to invite

East London primary school

pupils to be part of their

Vincent Park Paints Easter

campaign.

This is the first of what they

hope will be an exciting and

engaging art-driven community

campaign highlighting the

amazing talent that exists in

East London.

Over the course of the next

few weeks, four local artists will

bring to life four larger-than-life

Easter eggs which will go on

display in various areas at

Vincent Park.

There will also be a fifth egg

which will be painted according

to the winning design created

by a primary school pupil from

East London.

The learner with the winning

design will win a R2,500

Vincent Park Gift Card and a

R2,500 Vincent Park Gift Card

for their school!

Entries have opened as of

March 11 and will close at 6pm

on March 22.

All entries must be handed in

at the Vincent Park information

desk which is situated on the

upper level, above the

e s c a l at o r.

The competition is open to all

primary school children aged 7

to 13 (or attendance in grades 1

to 7). Unfortunately, entries are

restricted to only one per child.

Entry forms are available in

the GO! and from the Vincent

Park information desk. Entry

forms can also be downloaded

from w w w.v i n c e n t p a r k . c o . z a .

Young artists are encouraged

to let their imaginations run

wild and to drop off their

completed designs at the

Vincent Park Shopping Centre

information desk by no later

than 6pm on March 22.

All submissions will be

uploaded to the Vincent Park

Facebook page by March 27

where the public will be

encouraged to vote for their

fav o u r i t e .

The winning design with the

most “l i ke s ” will be transferred

onto a giant egg which will be

unveiled on Easter Sunday.

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GO!PEOPLE

LWAZI MLONDOLOZI

Question:What's your occupation?

I am self-employed. Director at UNI

Conceptz (Pty Ltd)

Question: What motivates you to achieve

m o r e?

Having the chance to wake up makes me

want to do more, as if tomorrow will never

come.

Question:What keeps you grounded?

By understanding the value of life, money

and valuing what you have, want and where

you want to be.

Question:What is your motto in life?

If you believe, you can achieve.

Question:What do you value most in life?

My family.

Question: What would you like to see

change in our country?

Improvement in the systems they use to

develop sport in our country. We need

development in the sporting fraternity.

Question:Where is your favourite place to

eat in or around East London?

Woolworths Cafe in Hemingways Mall in

East London. They have such great meals and

delicious cakes. I am a cake fan by the way.

GOING ONCE: A silent auction will be taking place at Pine Creek on March 16 from 5pm to 7pm. The

auction will be raising funds for Spay a Stray's ongoing sterilisation programme as well as Amaron

Bochards (pictured) who is hoping to perform at the Applause Rising Talent Showcase in Orlando,

Florida in June. For more information, contact Jeanie Goodrum at 072-636-1796 Picture: SUPPLIED

MUSICAL DELIGHTS: The ‘Uniquely Us’ cabaret will be taking place at the Selborne College music

department from March 20 until Saturday March 30. The show will include hit songs from big-name

bands, such as Abba, the Bee Gees and the Carpenters. People are encouraged to bring their own

picnic baskets and prepare for a fun evening of music. Tickets are R100 with proceeds going to a

number of local charities. For more information, contact Lori du Preez at 083 - 2 72 - 9 5 51

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HOPPING ABOUT: Two rabbits enjoy a late lunch on the grass outside the Daily Dispatch office in

Beacon Bay

Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

GO!QUESTIONS

Zoo shutdown gets

lions’ share of vote

Matric Farewell Feature

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Last week, we posted a question

on Facebook asking readers

whether the East London Zoo

should be shut down. At the time

of writing, there were more than

150 responses.

About 140 said the zoo should

be shut down while only 10 said

it should remain open.

Those in favour of shutting

down raised concerns about the

alleged mismanagement and

poor treatment of animals.

“It’s a screaming disgrace and

an embarrassment to the town.

It is also unsafe for the public

and their transport,” said

Cathrine Openshaw.

Alan Hawkins also supported

the closure of the zoo, calling it a

“cruel and filthy place”, adding

that humans have no right to

treat fellow creatures in such a

m a n n e r.

Despite their low numbers,

there were those who were just

as passionate about keeping the

zoo open.

For Mayleen Christelle

Thompson, the solution was to

hire “better management and

people with a passion” in order

to help turn things around.

This was echoed by Angelique

Carelse, who also complained

that there was little else to do in

East London, especially for

children.

Many people raised concerns

about the fate of the animals

should the zoo be shut down,

with Kate Godfrey worried that

many would have to be put

down.

Seanna Voogt made an

interesting point in that the zoo

is a significant historical site for

the city. If it were to be fixed up,

she said, then it could serve as a

potent tourist attraction, as well

as a source of pride for East

Londoners.

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March 14, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal loses the

plot in ‘Nocturnal Animals’

MATTHEW FIELD

I wanted to like this

movie, I really did.

Jake Gyllenhaal is one

of my favourite actors of

all time but sadly, it looks

like even he has to have a

dud now and then.

2016's Nocturnal

Animals is the sort of

n av e l - g a z i n g

pretentiousness that

Gyllenhaal himself would

go on to mock in later

films like Velvet Buzzsaw.

It is a film so

desperately trying to be

deep that it doesn't

realise it's got all the

depth of a paddling pool.

The film has two

parallel story-lines.

The first follows Susan

Morrow, played by Amy

Adams, a divorced gallery

owner who after 20 years

of separation, is sent the

draft for a new book by

her ex-husband Edward

(played by Gyllenhaal).

The second storyline is

that of the book and

follows Tony Hastings,

Edward's fictional persona

–also played by

Gyllenhaal – as he tries to

save his wife and

daughter from a gang of

brutal thugs.

Now it wouldn't be fair

to say these two plot

threads don't relate to

each other in some way

but the connection is so

flimsy that it almost

seems accidental rather

than deliberate.

The book is clearly

meant to be some sort of

allegory for Susan's

relationship with Edward

but this is never made

clear so we as the

audience are left

wondering just what the

big deal is.

The sad thing is the

secondary plot of the

in-film novel is amazing.

It's a hard-as-nails crime

story that would easily

have worked as its own

standalone piece.

Unfortunately, we have

to leave it every 10

minutes to watch Susan

mope around in her

apartment and act all

upset for reasons that are

not really explained in the

movie.

Every time the film cut

to the “real” world, I

found myself counting

down the seconds until

we could return to the

book and it's far more

compelling tale.

To cap it all off, the

ending is that vague

cliffhanger nonsense that

sounds all high-brow on

paper but in reality only

leaves the audience

feeling cheated.

Nothing is resolved,

plot threads are just left

dangling, and there is

zero closure for anyone

involved.

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on publication week

T H U R S D AY

ý The University of the Third

Age caters to those who are

eager for knowledge, with a zest

for hearing cultural and

motivational talks by qualified

speakers. We meet at the St

Andrew’s Croquet Club hall on

the second and third Thursday of

every month at 9.30am. R10 for

visitors with tea/coffee.

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ý Come dance the night a w ay

with live music by Quentin at the

Comrades Club from 8.30pm.

Bar and kitchen open from 6pm

at bargain prices. Entry R25.

Bookings and enquiries:

083-255-3468.

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ý Yellowwood Forest Fare,

Morgan’s Bay, every Saturday

from 9am to 2pm.

ý The Centenary Tennis Club

hosts social tennis every

Saturday from 1.30pm. All

welcome. Enquiries: Maurice

082 - 676 - 9708 .

ý Gonubie flea market every

Saturday in front of the

municipality from 8am to 1pm.

Enquiries: Glenda 082-714-3390.

ý The East London branch of the

Support Group of Diabetes SA

meets on the first Saturday of

every month at the Regent

H ot e l ’s Terrace Room on the

Esplanade from 2.45pm to 4pm.

Enquiries: Vrooda Makhan,

083 - 708 - 0489 .

ý Narcotics Anonymous Beacon

Bay meets every Wednesday and

Saturday at 22 Pell Street, St

Nicholas Church from 7pm.

Enquiries: Peter, 082-094-0959.

ý Nar-Anon family group for

family and friends affected by

someone else’s addiction, meets

on Wednesday and Saturday at

22 Pell Street, St Nicholas

Church, Beacon Bay from 7pm.

Enquiries:

Belinda,

083-662-3442.

ý The Hemingways Mall

Community Market Shop runs

every weekend, downstairs in the

Food Court. Support local

traders. A range of clothing,

accessories, shoes are on sale.

ý Seavale Library, together with

a leading fashion store, are

presenting a fashion show

fundraiser at the Seavale

Community Hall. Event begins at

10am and entry is R30. Ticket

includes refreshments and eats.

Enquiries: Shirley, 072 - 990 - 4409

or 043-781-8021.

M O N D AY

ý Alcoholics Anonymous East

London meets at the Catholic

Church Hall, Quigney at 7pm.

Enquiries: Pieter, 082-094-0959.

ý Alcoholics

Anonymous

K ay s e r ’s Beach at Chapel Hall at

7.30pm.

Enquiries:

082-714-9400.

ý The Compassionate Friends

meets at The Vincent Methodist

Church Hall, Preston Avenue at

7pm for 7.30pm. Art teacher and

bereaved parent Sharon

Mallinson will be providing some

art therapy. All bereaved parents,

families and friends welcome.

Enquiries: Myrtle, 043-721-0406

or Jenny, 043-741-2551.

T U E S D AY

ý The East London Caledonian

Society Pipe Band meets on

Tuesdays. Enquiries: Robert,

082-897-8571 or Stephen,

082 - 560 - 0247 .

ý Al-Anon family group at the

Cambridge Methodist Church

7.30pm. Enquiries: Elsie,

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

ý East London Bridge Club

duplicate bridge every Tuesday

and/or Saturday at 1.15pm at the

Berea Gardens dining hall.

Enquiries: Jean, 043-735-4893.

ý Scottish dancing classes from

4pm to 5.30pm at Ham’s Club,

Selborne. Enquiries: Nookie,

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social bridge every Tuesday and

Friday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

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ý Alcoholics Anonymous

Cambridge at the Methodist

Church, 7.30pm. Enquiries:

Jumbo, 043-741-3685.

ý “Wreck of the SS Stuart Star”

presented by Kevin Cole in the

Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer Hall

at the East London Museum at

7.30pm. The talk is hosted by the

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March 14, 2019

SERVICE

EXCELLENCE:

C h a n g fo ot - Va n

Breda Attorneys

celebrates 20 years

of excellent service,

with, from left,

Corné Zandberg,

Henry van Breda,

Neil Ristow and

Jandra Zanberg

Picture: SUPPLIED

Save water despite the rain

Ode to

unsung

h e ro e s

Last weekend's torrential downpour

(my house measured about 100mm

by Sunday) was no doubt a welcome

relief to many in an area that has

been gripped by increasingly dry

w e at h e r.

They say it doesn’t

rain but it pours, and

last weekend that

certainly proved to be

the case.

However, we as a

community should be

careful not to let such

rare occurrences go to

our heads.

Anyone who has

been following the

news would know that

the Buffalo City Metro along with the

rest of the Eastern Cape, has been in

the grip of a water crisis for many

years now. Thanks to climate change,

rainfall has been getting rarer with

each season.

And when the rains do come, it’s in

progressively less amounts.

Last weekend’s downpour was

great, sure, but let's not pretend it's

anything but a glaring exception to

an otherwise depressing rule.

The Mail & Guardian reported last

year (“Day Zero stalks Eastern Cape’s

towns”, February 2 2018) that there

are some parts of the Eastern Cape

(mostly in the less developed rural

areas) that are on the brink of their

own Day Zero. This scenario might be

hard to imagine for

those of us lucky

enough to have

access to running

water whenever we

turn on the tap, but

it's a tragic reality for

a large portion of the

p o p u l at i o n .

And it's only going

to get worse as the

threat of climate

change escalates.

As I mentioned in one of my

earliest columns, it's already too late

to turn back the clock on climate

change so as a country, we need to

start preparing for a world of

increased water scarcity.

On an individual level, this means

adopting as many water-saving

techniques as possible, such as

investing in rain-water tanks, making

use of grey water systems, and so

on. On a national level, this means

ensuring that there are proper

WATER WISE: With the ever-worsening threat of climate change, the onus is

on us to use water wisely Picture: FILE

policies in place to help those who

will be most affected by this

ecological disaster.

This will require a dedicated

expansion of national infrastructure

and a revision of current social

security measures to take into

account the drastic change in

environmental conditions.

It will be difficult, sure, but if we

leave it for too long, the alternative

will be far worse.

Human nature and the conventions of society

have developed systems which produce

heroes who enjoy immense fame and, often,

totally disproportionate wealth.

Clever marketers and big business have

long been aware of man’s innate need for

entertainment and heroes and they have

exploited this to generate vast sums of money.

Sportsmen, singers and musicians who

have talent, but also fortuitous timing and

powerful publicity backing, often achieve

“hero worship” status. The entertainment

industry has a ready market and its

income-generating power is immense.

An examination of the top earners in society

will show clearly how many of these “sung”

heroes feature prominently and highlight their

almost obscene wealth.

Do the achievements and fame that

generally determine heroes in the

conventional sense measure up to the unsung

heroes who miss the glare of attention and

mass appeal?

Does society apportion a fair measure of

recognition to the anonymous philanthropist

or the “Good Samaritan” who helps a person

in distress?

In the words of Daniel J Boorstin: “In our

world of big names, curiously, our true heroes

tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion

and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues

who can be admired for something more

substantial than his well-knownness often

proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher; the

nurse; the mother; the honest cop; the hard

worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous,

unpublicised jobs.”

Consider the nature-conscious beach visitor

who regularly and energetically removes

plastic and other damaging debris (usually

deposited by irresponsible humans) in an

heroic service to our planet.

What of the highly skilled and successful

businessman who leaves the comforts of his

urban life to work for the upliftment of remote

rural settlements?

And the welfare-conscious individuals who

sponsor or mentor the less privileged?

Those who campaign and fight for river,

forest and fauna preservation are true heroes.

Konica Annan put it well: “These often

unsung heroes understand that poverty,

disease and famine are just as deadly and

destructive as earthquakes, hurricanes and

tsunamis. Individuals are taking on these

challenges in their communities, volunteering

to make a difference. They remain the true

champions of our work towards the

Millennium Development Goals.”

Heroes of the sung variety have arguably

been a part of humankind’s existence since

time immemorial. This seems to be a defining

and inextricable force in our way of life, and

one that provides entertainment, role models

and focal points.

Much is added to the interest, vitality and

exuberance of life by these heroes for this they

deserve recognition. But the unsung heroes

arguably deserve recognition in equal

measure in a perfect world this could happen.

While specific talent, skill and some luck

often determine the fortunes of conventional

heroes, the unsung heroes more commonly

display courage, consciousness of the needs

of others and a concern for the health and

well-being of our planet.

This is well depicted in The Summer Guest

by Justin Cronin: “Real courage is doing the

right thing when nobody’s looking. Doing the

unpopular thing because it’s what you believe,

and the heck with everybody.”


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Stars in the making

AMANDA NANO

The PnA Ultimate Performer finals took

place on Sunday at the Guild Theatre.

The competition was originally

conceived by Performance Platform in

conjunction with PnA Stationers East

London.

Hundreds of hopefuls went through a

process of elimination over the past

month with the finalists competing for

the ultimate prize of R10,000 in the

junior section and R20,000 in the senior

section. The competition, now in its

ninth year, saw over 350 entries.

Of the finals ticket sales, 10% went to

the charity of choice, Guardians of

Hope, which cares for abandoned

babies in the city.

The winner in the ultimate petit and

junior section was the Lilyfontein School

Drum Majorettes who won R10,000,

lessons from Lesson Lab worth R6,000

and two tickets to all Guild Theatre

shows for one year.

Lilyfontein School also won the

overall junior ultimate performer, with a

photo shoot prize from Pollocks. The

school also scooped the ultimate large

group prize and received a prize of

milkshakes from Greenfields Wimpy.

Judges for the section included

Sonwa Sakuba, Neil Boyle, Nasine van

Rensburg, Wendy Kretschmann and

Zikhona Ngxata.

In the senior and open section, the

competition saw 2018 winner Jayson

Jegels competing again.

The ultimate senior and open title

went to Sibongile Stephen and Owen

Zwendala for their drama and dance

piece. They won R20,000 and two

tickets to all Guild Theatre shows for

one year, and also scooped the award

for overall ultimate open, winning a

photo shoot at Pollocks.

Joanna Wright, Jo Stemmet, Michelle

Venter, Sheree O’Brien and Jennilee

Peremore-Oliver adjudicated the highly

competitive senior and open section.

Other notable awards included Ben

Rexana who won R5,000 for recognition

of the advancement of the performing

arts in the community.

Rexana offers dance lessons free of

charge in Mdantsane in an effort to

keep youngsters off the streets and

away from drugs.

Awards for advancement of the

performing arts in the face of adversity

for a group and individual went to

Parklands School and Tasha Oosthuizen

r e s p e c t i v e l y.

The school received R5,000 while

Oosthuizen received R2,000, a

Wakaberry t-shirt and sunglasses, a

pedicure from Beauty Clinic and an

Inkwenkwezi game drive.

Performance Platform’s Anne

McLaren said the media partnership

with the GO! & Express and Daily

Dispatch helped tremendously with

exposure and increased public

knowledge about the event.

“We are grateful for the incredible

way these publications support the

performing arts community in East

London and we applaud their

passionate involvement in the

community and the advancement of the

performing arts,” McLaren said.

She said one of the aims of

Performance Platform, through PnA

Ultimate Performer, was to bring

opportunity, exposure and a platform to

all performing artists in the city, and

potentially in the province.

MAJOR STARS: PnA general manager Heinrich Fuls is surrounded by the Lilyfontein School Drum Majorettes, who won the

overall petit and junior section

WELL DONE: PnA general manager

Heinrich Fuls hands over a cheque to

Parklands School

IN THE MONEY: Kay Mosiane and

Darrell Eberhardt hand over Tasha

O o st h u i z e n ’s cheque Pictures: AMANDA

NANO

BIG WINNERS: PnA stationers owner Darrell Eberhardt, left,

with the ultimate senior and open winners Sibongile Stephen

and Owen Zwendala

BIG WINNER: Paige Collins won R5,000 for

the PnA choice award, and she was also the

category winner for the junior triple threat

PULLING TOGETHER: Overall senior and open group winners Fantastic Family

won themselves R10,000

ALL THE WHITE MOVES: Ben Rexana

performing during the PnA Ultimate

Performer finals

BRIGHT FUTURE: Overall petit per

former went to Unga Tokwe for his

hip hop dance


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our role as a community newspaper truly is.

The article is available online, but the long and

short of it is that we are here to represent you, the

communit y.

This doesn't just mean travelling out to report on

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You've no doubt seen the many beautiful

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HERE COMES THE BRIDE: The Bridal Expo took

place at Hemingways Mall from March 9 to 10 and

saw many vendors offering bridal services for

those special couples looking to tie the knot.

From cakes to stationery, wedding dresses to

décor and much more, this one stop shop was

sure to inspire

Picture: AMANDA NANO

TROUBLE BREWING: Stormy skies can be seen

over East London

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REV HEADS: Motor enthusiasts are invited to the Pit-Stop Meet-up later in March

Picture: DON BRYCE

Pull in for monthly

meet-up at Pit-Stop

FUN AND GAMES: This year’s KFC Mini Cricket Festival was held at Merrifield Prep School and College

at their new Astroturf last Tuesday. Fifteen schools from around East London took part. It was a

wonderful day with the kids all kitted out and ready for action, playing outdoors and challenging

themselves to some really good cricket. Border Cricket coaches were also there to coach, support and

play alongside

Picture: SUPPLIED

DON BRYCE

East London car and motorcycle

lovers used to have a custom of

meeting up at various

roadhouses to show off their

vehicles and chat over burgers,

ice creams or milkshakes.

This tradition has recently

been revived at the aptly named

Pit-Stop Roadhouse in Devereux

Avenue, which is fast becoming

a favourite meeting place for

exotic, classic and old vehicles

on the last Sunday of each

month. Motoring clubs are also

using the venue as a starting or

ending point for their outings.

The most recent monthly

Pit-Stop Meet-up on February 24

saw 32 interesting cars and

bikes on the forecourt.

Out in force were motoring

organisations such as the Border

Hot Rod Classic and V8 Club, the

Border Vintage Car Club, the

Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride

and some privateers.

“The monthly Meet-up has

grown and it's great that it's

gaining its own momentum at

last. It is also encouraging to see

a number of younger enthusiasts

at tending,” event organiser

Steve Heger said.

Pit-Stop owners Japie and

Martie van Wyk are putting their

full support behind the venture.

The next monthly Pit-Stop

Meet-up is scheduled for March

31 from noon onwards.

Anyone with an unusual

vehicle is welcome to display.

For more information, contact

Heger at 072-232-6455.

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Wr i g h t

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track

FIRST: Mndeni Zulu was the first

member of Oxford Striders to finish

the Buffs Marathon last weekend

with a time of 2.42.43

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AMANDA NANO

East London local Wade

Wright hopes to take first

place in the upcoming

South African National

Motocross Championship

in Cape Town on March 30.

Wright started racing at

the age of three, but

stopped when he was 13

when he lost his dad.

“I got back into biking at

the age of 22 and I’ve

been riding ever since. I’m

currently ranked third in

the 30+ class,” he said.

Nationally, he competes

using a KTM 450 SX bike

in the vet class against

about 16 other riders in the

BIKER BOY: Wade Wright at the SA Motocross Rover MX

in Port Elizabeth

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“I already have two

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need more sponsorship,

and would be happy with

the little that can be

provided,” Wright said.

For those wanting to

assist, contact Wright on

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VICTORS: Stirling High School, green, went up against Pearson High

School from Port Elizabeth during the Tony Godding Festival at Selborne

College last weekend and won 3-1

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Very real Fantasy

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The second Fantasy Indoor

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Alert Engine Parts were

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“Aurecon muscled their way

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from the start with 80% ball

possession,” said league CEO

Osher Soetland.

“We are developing a team

to play against major teams in

other provinces. We are

planning to take the two

strongest teams to the high

level.”

The two teams were

selected from members of the

eight teams in the tournament.

“There is great potential

here in East London. The

games were interesting as

emotions were high, because

everyone was gunning for the

grand prize,” said Soetland.

Soetland said they are

GOING FOR GOAL: North & Robertson take on Sanlam in the play-offs during the Fantasy Indoor

Soccer Challenge last Saturday

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planning on expanding the

league by introducing more

activities such as bubble

football, foosball and many

more.

The Daily Dispatch Breakers

Football Club also decided to

join the Fantasy Football

League, having started a

month ago.

Team manager Lutho Zathu

said the idea was born in

January in order to promote a

a healthy lifestyle and fitness.

“It’s based on employee

wellness, interdependent

cohesion and getting to know

employees outside the of f i c e , ”

Zatu said.

Some team members

h av e n ’t played the game

before, but this didn’t deter

them. The team placed fifth on

the log out 20.

“Though we suffered a

defeat this week by losing

against Land Grabbers 11-0,

that is not stopping us from

fighting for top position in the

log,” Zatu said.

Runners shine in the

wet in Buffs Marathon

AMANDA NANO

The 46th Buffs

Marathon took place on

a wet Sunday morning,

with hundreds of

runners taking part in

the full marathon and

h a l f - m a r at h o n .

The 42.2km marathon

started just outside

Macleantown and the

21.1km half-marathon

just outside Python

Pa r k .

The marathon also

serves as a qualifier for

the Two Oceans and

Comrades marathons

later this year.

Winner of the ladies

21km race, Charlotte

Firth from the UK,

entered the competition

for fun whilst visiting a

friend.

“For me, the weather

was perfect because it's

similar back home.

“Had it been humid, I

wouldn't have survived.

I just thought it would

be something fun to do

as my friend is taking

part in the 42.1km,”

Firth said.

Yanga Malusi from

Zwelonke Athletics club

in Butterworth won the

men’s 21.1km.

He is also the winner

of the Bridle-Drift

BUFFS CHAMPIONS: Ann Ashworth and Luthando

Hejana came in first in the women and men's

category respectively at the 42.1km Buffs

Marathon on Sunday Picture: AMANDA NANO

half-marathon held in

Februar y.

Malusi's coach

Thulani Sidziya said the

rural club was working

hard on making a name

for themselves.

In the full marathon,

Luthando Hejana from

Old Mutual Athletics

Club took first place in

the marathon with a

time of 2:22:27.

Among the ladies,

Ann Ashworth came in

first place in the

marathon in a time of

2:43:58.

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