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Thursday, <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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Extreme measures<br />

NOBLE BEAST: The Cape (or African) buffalo is<br />

indigenous to the area but are considered one of the<br />

most dangerous animals because of their<br />

unpredictable behaviour. Only distantly related to<br />

cattle, they cannot be domesticated and present an<br />

issue if they escape into populated areas. Four Cape<br />

buffalo recently escaped from Oceana, threatening<br />

to wander onto the R72 and were consequently put<br />

down to protect human life<br />

Social media outcry after wandering buffalo shot<br />


Last week there was a buzz on social<br />

media when four Cape buffalo – l at e r<br />

discovered to be from the Oceana<br />

Beach and Wildlife Reserve – escaped and<br />

proceeded to move eastward along the<br />

beach and into neighbouring farms.<br />

Posts on Facebook initially made light of<br />

the situation but some expressed shock<br />

later when the animals were hunted down<br />

and shot at Riet River.<br />

“Apparently these noble beasts have<br />

decided that a certain, holiday<br />

establishment along our sunshine coast,<br />

has become boring and have staged a<br />

mass protest.,” Bev Young’s post said.<br />

“They escaped somehow, and recapture is<br />

in progress.”<br />

Maureen Wentzel Andreka was less<br />

amused and wrote out a warning. “M o st<br />

dangerous form of wild life in South<br />

Africa.”<br />

Online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia states:<br />

“The African [or Cape] buffalo is not an<br />

ancestor of domestic cattle and is only<br />

distantly related to other larger bovines.<br />

“Its unpredictable temperament means that<br />

the African buffalo has never been<br />

domesticated, unlike its Asian counterpart,<br />

the water buffalo. African Cape buffaloes<br />

have few predators aside from lions and<br />

large crocodiles.”<br />

General manager of Oceana from where<br />

the buffalo originated, Chris Roberts,<br />

confirmed that the four escaped buffalo<br />

had been killed.<br />

“At Oceana we have been in the process<br />

of removing our buffalo off the property for<br />

the last few months,” Roberts wrote in a<br />

st at e m e n t .<br />

“This is in an effort to introduce walking<br />

safaris in the property. In early <strong>April</strong> we<br />

caught the majority of the herd and<br />

managed to put a tracking collar on one of<br />

the remaining buffalo with [their] capture<br />

planned for early to mid-May.”<br />

The transportation of animals between<br />

game parks and farms occurs on a regular<br />

basis in order to protect humans, the<br />

ecology or for the animal’s own security.<br />

“During the week of <strong>April</strong> 15 we were<br />

informed that the remaining four buffalo<br />

had got out of the reserve and were on the<br />

Three Sisters Estate farm.<br />

“We tracked them on Three Sisters on<br />

Tuesday <strong>April</strong> 16 and, thinking they were<br />

contained within the farm, set up a capture<br />

team for Friday as the weather didn’t allow<br />

for helicopter flight before that.<br />

Unfortunately that evening we received a<br />

phone call that they had moved onto the<br />

Riet River road and as such there was a<br />

risk they would move onto the R72. To<br />

ensure they didn’t reach the R72 we set up<br />

a manned roadblock on the Riet River road.<br />

“After consulting with nature<br />

conservation, SAPS and our vet, we<br />

realised the risk of them getting onto the<br />

R72 over the busy Easter weekend was<br />

significant and took the decision that they<br />

needed to be dealt with immediately. A<br />

professional hunter was brought in and, in<br />

conjunction with our reserve staff and<br />

Ndlambe environmental services, all four<br />

were put down by Friday morning.<br />

“The decision to put them down was a<br />

very difficult one for us. These buffalo have<br />

been a part of the reserve for over 10 years<br />

and we consider them a large part of our<br />

conservation efforts. Our apologies to our<br />

neighbours at Riet River and the Three<br />

Sisters Estate for any inconvenience<br />

caused during this time,” Roberts said. TotT<br />

asked Port Alfred SPCA inspector Anel<br />

Slabbert for comment about the procedure<br />

when dangerous animals escape captivity.<br />

“Our job is to ensure the animals are<br />

treated humanely,” said Slabbert.<br />

“When a dangerous animal [or any other<br />

animal] escapes into populated areas we<br />

are there to observe that the animals are<br />

not mistreated either when recapturing<br />

them or if they need to be put down.”<br />

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Handball thrills at<br />

Amanzi Challenge<br />


For people not familiar with the<br />

sport, the SA Beach Handball<br />

Champs at West Beach were<br />

thrilling to watch.<br />

A relatively young sport in South<br />

Africa, only three provinces took part<br />

– Western Cape, Eastern Cape and<br />

North West, with both boys’ and girls’<br />

teams.<br />

In an exciting boys’ beach handball<br />

final that ended in a 26-all draw,<br />

Western Province and Eastern<br />

Province went into extra time for five<br />

minutes that saw WP clinch victory<br />

9-7 against EP on Sunday.<br />

North West came third.<br />

WP also won the girls’ final – again<br />

against EP. The WP girls team had<br />

only four members, which required<br />

three to be on the field all the time –<br />

two acting as strikers/defenders and<br />

one goalie. Other teams were able to<br />

switch strikers for defenders and vice<br />

versa after each goal in the<br />

fast-paced game.<br />

At the prize giving at the Royal St<br />

Andrews Hotel, Eastern Province<br />

Handball president Zet Mdani said:<br />

“Come 2020 we hope for a full house<br />

of all provinces taking part.”<br />

And SA Handball Federation<br />

president Ally Pole said the Amanzi<br />

Challenge would definitely be on the<br />

handball calendar.<br />

“On behalf of the SA Handball<br />

Federation, I want to say, ‘A journey<br />

of 1,000 miles starts with a single<br />

st e p ’. We started with indoor<br />

handball and saw no way of growing<br />

handball further. We resolved that<br />

beach handball is the way to go and<br />

it was a worthy investment,” Po l e<br />

said.<br />

“We appreciate the appetite that is<br />

being developed here. Rather than<br />

having a once-off championship, we<br />

want to move from one town to the<br />

next.<br />

“Thanks to the coaches, sponsors<br />

and organisers who made this event<br />

possible. Thumbs up, Port Alfred,”<br />

said Pole.<br />

He said there would be another<br />

beach handball national<br />

championship in KwaZulu-Natal in<br />

D e c e m b e r.<br />

TOP TEAM: The Western Province boys’ team which won the SA Beach Handball Champs at West Beach, part of the Royal St<br />

Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge<br />

Pictures: JON HOUZET<br />

SAND DIVE: Liam Schneider of Western Province shooting<br />

for goal in the SA Beach Handball Champs at West Beach<br />

last Saturday<br />

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BUDDING ARCHITECTS: Port Alfred High<br />

Pre-Primary pupils, AJ Mayo and Bulumko<br />

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U13 netball girls are delighted recipients of new<br />

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This time the<br />

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said.<br />

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Hotel Amanzi<br />

Challenge, which<br />

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Bodyboarding<br />

Champs at West<br />

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Handball Champs,<br />

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Talk of the Town 5<br />


... vox pops on the street<br />

‘How has the<br />

rain affected<br />

your life?’<br />

DISCUSSING HEALTHCARE: Speakers and stakeholders recently gathered for World TB Day at Marjorie Parish TB Hospital to<br />

discuss ways of fighting the disease<br />


personally think we<br />

have been blessed<br />

to have the rain; it<br />

has been dry for a<br />

very long time.<br />


It has affected me a<br />

lot. It has done some<br />

damages in my<br />

house in Station Hill.<br />


me it has been a<br />

blessing. We have<br />

been suffering from<br />

drought for a very<br />

long time. I am sure<br />

even the farmers are<br />

h a p p y.<br />


MACINGWANE: We are<br />

supposed to be<br />

travelling to Engcobo<br />

for a funeral. We are<br />

afraid to do so<br />

because we heard that<br />

the roads are terrible.<br />


am a person who<br />

normally walks from<br />

job to job, so it<br />

hasn’t been easy<br />

doing that for the<br />

past few days.<br />


think we are very<br />

lucky to have these<br />

rains. It has been<br />

dry and our gardens<br />

have been<br />

s u f fe r i n g .<br />

Leading the fight against TB<br />

Marjorie Parish TB Hospital and Ndlambe<br />

primary healthcare providers, with<br />

support from the USAID TB South Africa<br />

Project, invited all stakeholders and civil<br />

society to meet and discuss ways of<br />

fighting TB in Ndlambe for <strong>2019</strong> World TB<br />

Day recently.<br />

The theme was “It’s time for religious<br />

leaders and politicians to lead the fight<br />

against TB”.<br />

“Tuberculosis remains the leading killer<br />

disease in South Africa despite the fact<br />

that it is curable and effective treatment<br />

is available free of charge from<br />

government clinics,” USAID TB South<br />

Africa Project’s Simphiwe Mayaphi said.<br />

He said the purpose of the get-together<br />

on World TB Day was to discuss<br />

challenges facing the Eastern Cape<br />

department of health in the fight against<br />

TB and to source help and contribution<br />

from various stakeholders going forward<br />

in the fight as the department of health<br />

said it could not win the battle alone.<br />

Among the challenges that were<br />

highlighted by the department of health<br />

are the high death rate and high failure of<br />

follow up among TB patients.<br />

More than 5% of TB patients either die<br />

or disappear before the end of the<br />

six-month treatment period, Mayaphi said.<br />

Some of the concerns raised by the<br />

various stakeholders include:<br />

ýLack of health education at various<br />

platforms about TB (at schools, on radio<br />

stations, in churches, in the transport<br />

sector, etc);<br />

ýOvercrowding at police cells<br />

conducive for the spread of TB infection<br />

as there is also poor ventilation;<br />

ýCommunity members never want to<br />

disclose their health issues upon arrest<br />

resulting in them not continuing with<br />

t reatment;<br />

ýSubstance abuse one of the serious<br />

issues, alcohol and dagga smoking<br />

(regulatory control absent); and<br />

ýLack of poverty alleviation initiatives<br />

(eg, recycling, etc).<br />

Among the steps taken at the meeting<br />

were that a TB survivor has made herself<br />

available to assist with health education<br />

and stigmatisation of TB in the area free<br />

of charge.<br />

Delegates said people need to indicate<br />

availability for Ndlambe FM every<br />

Thursday from 7 to 9pm to provide health<br />

e d u c at i o n .<br />

“There’s a great need to act, a need to<br />

take ownership,” Mayaphi said.<br />

Delegates also suggested a related<br />

need to regulate tavern operating hours<br />

and the age of people entering the<br />

t av e r n s .<br />

In public healthcare interests, the<br />

meeting agreed that people locked in the<br />

police cells need to be screened upon<br />

arrest to exclude TB patients.<br />

Mayaphi said the department of<br />

education had committed to open doorsto<br />

the department of health for health<br />

education. The Council of Churches will<br />

also open slots for health education, and<br />

politicians present committed to open a<br />

slot about TB at every gathering.

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Did you<br />

miss the<br />

a c t i o n?<br />

The week-long Royal St Andrews Hotel<br />

Amanzi Challenge is more than<br />

halfway through, and if you didn’t<br />

take part in any of the events or head<br />

down to the beach to watch, you have<br />

been missing out.<br />

There truly was something for everyone,<br />

with anyone able to take part in the<br />

opening event – the 8km trail run. Even if<br />

you’re not a runner, you could walk it and<br />

still win a prize, as this writer proved.<br />

And for the non-athletic, the Anything<br />

that Floats just required a blow-up tube or<br />

something else to float on, in tranquillity<br />

on the river, moving with the outgoing<br />

tide from My Pond Hotel to Kiddies<br />

Beach. Willem Nel of Ndlambe River<br />

Control was on hand to watch over the<br />

par ticipants.<br />

The more strenuous Marina Mile was<br />

also something any person could<br />

participate in, as the goal for most was<br />

the accomplishment of finishing it. Not<br />

everyone who swam was a super-fit<br />

at h l e t e .<br />

Of course, as with any sport there were<br />

also competitive athletes who took part in<br />

those events, running like the wind and<br />

moving like a fish in water.<br />

We salute their accomplishments.<br />

The other events that have taken place<br />

so far were more for those who have<br />

dedicated their lives to competitive<br />

sports, such as the SA Bodyboarding<br />

Champs at West Beach and the World<br />

Surfing League’s Port Alfred Classic at<br />

East Beach.<br />

What is also great for locals, is that<br />

some of our own bodyboarders and<br />

surfers took part in those events, and<br />

made good placings.<br />

The spirit among the bodyboarders on<br />

West Beach was contagious, with teams<br />

from the various provinces rooting from<br />

the shore for their members competing in<br />

their heats, and forming a welcome<br />

tunnel for them when they came out of<br />

the water. It was good to watch.<br />

Also exciting to watch was the beach<br />

handball, a fast-paced sport with lots of<br />

player changes in between goals.<br />

Unfortunately for spectators, the rain<br />

that lasted through the whole of Monday<br />

and Tuesday, and part of Wednesday, put<br />

paid to any idea of watching the surfing<br />

at East Beach. Nonetheless the die-hards<br />

were there, and it certainly did not deter<br />

the competitors themselves, who put in<br />

some stellar performances.<br />

Well done also to the organisers of<br />

WSL Africa for being so on-the-ball with<br />

updates and press releases.<br />

Aside from the weather playing a part,<br />

it is disappointing that few locals<br />

ventured down to the beach to watch the<br />

events. Perhaps more spectators will turn<br />

up to watch the rubber duck races this<br />

w e e ke n d .<br />

Jon Houzet<br />


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C A P TA I N<br />

ON BOARD<br />

WHAT A BARGAIN! Piers Oosthuizen was<br />

delighted to purchase a canoe for a very friendly<br />

price of just R100 at the Rotary Club of Port<br />

Alfred’s Bargain Hunt at the Port Alfred Civic<br />

Centre on Saturday. The canoe was one of many<br />

items donated to the club. Proceeds from the<br />

sale will go to worthy causes in the Port Alfred<br />

communit y<br />

F E S T I VA L<br />

TA L K<br />


Mabece, CEO of the Ugu South Coast<br />

Development Agency, was the keynote<br />

speaker at the opening ceremony of the<br />

Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi<br />

Challenge last Friday night, and spoke<br />

highly of the town and the festival<br />

Picture: JON HOUZET<br />

SHABBY EXTERIOR: Resident Heather Howard brought attention to the neglected front façade of<br />

the Port Alfred Civic Centre, where lettering has peeled off the municipal signage, and a<br />

dilapidated alcove where concrete has broken, bricks have tumbled and paint is peeling from the<br />

wall. ‘One would imagine there'd be a bit of a budget somewhere for minor facelifting?’ she asked<br />

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Emergency numbers<br />

Port Alfred hospital – (046) 604-4000<br />

Police station – (046) 604-2001/2<br />

Multi-Security – (046) 624-<strong>25</strong>08<br />

Chubb Security – (046) 624-4810<br />

Sky Alarms – (046) 624-2806<br />

NSRI – 082-990-5971<br />

Electricity (a/h) - (046) 624-1111<br />

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) – 10177<br />

Gardmed –082-759-2134<br />

Holistic EMS – 063-460-0042<br />

Fire Department – (046) 624-1111<br />

Thanks for the ‘Classified Ads’<br />

Thank you Talk of the Town for<br />

your Facebook “Talk of the Town<br />

Classified Ads” page.<br />

As more people become<br />

conscious of the unnecessary<br />

waste pouring into landfills<br />

worldwide, we begin seeing the<br />

value in purchasing “previously<br />

loved” and unused items.<br />

As the economy continues to<br />

dive in SA, many people are also<br />

reducing their footprint and debt<br />

by downsizing.<br />

Talk of the Town has provided<br />

a much-needed tool for the<br />

community to trade their goods<br />

at no cost.<br />

Businesses who advertise in<br />

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Personally, I am (and know<br />

many others who also are)<br />

extremely grateful to have this<br />

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into new homes, thereby giving<br />

us much needed funds to<br />

survive... and for some to move<br />

closer towards better future work<br />

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Thanks again TotT for your free<br />

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Talk of the Town 7<br />

THINK<br />

ABOUT IT<br />

... with Roy Hewett<br />

To u c h i n g<br />

lives<br />

Whether by design or<br />

through our normal,<br />

everyday interactions<br />

with others, we all<br />

touch lives in one way<br />

or another.<br />

Very few of us realise<br />

the extent to which we<br />

affect those around us<br />

and we would do well<br />

to reflect on how we are<br />

influenced by our<br />

family, friends,<br />

acquaintances and<br />

experiences at all<br />

levels.<br />

Family and friends<br />

teach us social skills.<br />

Acquaintances give us<br />

opportunities to grow<br />

our authenticity and<br />

integrity. Lessons about<br />

ways of interacting and<br />

showing respect for the<br />

opinions, strengths and<br />

weaknesses of others<br />

grow us.<br />

But surprisingly often<br />

we don’t pay enough<br />

attention to these<br />

effects and influences<br />

... to the detriment of<br />

meaningful awareness<br />

and informed reactions.<br />

Significant points in<br />

this regard are made in:<br />

“Your success is<br />

directly proportional to<br />

the number of lives you<br />

have touched for the<br />

bet ter.” – V i s h wa s<br />

Chavan (Vishwasut ras:<br />

Universal Principles for<br />

Living: Inspired by<br />

Real-Life Experiences);<br />

and<br />

“In life, we leave a<br />

legacy to our children,<br />

we leave our footprints<br />

wherever we travel, and<br />

we leave our<br />

fingerprints on every<br />

heart we touch.” – Pa t<br />

Patrick, (Awakening the<br />

Dream Within).<br />

With some reflection,<br />

each of us should<br />

readily be able to recall<br />

and appreciate many of<br />

those who have<br />

touched our lives in<br />

positive and uplifting<br />

way s .<br />

Parents, siblings and<br />

teachers surely rank up<br />

there among the most<br />

influential in many lives.<br />

While some of the<br />

academic experiences<br />

in classrooms certainly<br />

had a role to play, it is<br />

the life’s lessons along<br />

the way that often<br />

remain indelibly<br />

imprinted in our<br />

psyches.<br />

Even conflicts, fights<br />

and seemingly unfair<br />

treatment on occasion,<br />

have played their part<br />

in moulding us, and<br />

their perpetrators have<br />

also touched our lives<br />

in ways that only<br />

become apparent upon<br />

reaching maturity and<br />

the wisdom of the<br />

“golden years”.<br />

Many sports coaches<br />

and mentors in the<br />

creative and performing<br />

arts have touched lives<br />

in considerable and<br />

enduring ways. Skills<br />

have been nurtured and<br />

honed, healthy attitudes<br />

and sportsmanship<br />

developed, and the<br />

wonderful values of<br />

support and teamwork<br />

encouraged. Those<br />

involved in teaching in<br />

the broad sense, are<br />

surely entitled to derive<br />

a healthy sense of<br />

wor thwhile<br />

achievement.<br />

This undeniable<br />

influence is captured in:<br />

“When you touch<br />

minds, people are<br />

willing to walk a dozen<br />

miles for you; and when<br />

you touch hearts,<br />

people are willing to<br />

walk a thousand miles<br />

for you; but when you<br />

touch souls, people are<br />

willing to walk a million<br />

miles for you.” –<br />

Matshona Dhliwayo<br />

Many lives are<br />

sublimely touched by<br />

pets – devotion and<br />

loyalty that know no<br />

bounds greatly enhance<br />

the quality of life of<br />

many humans.<br />

The unsurpassable<br />

beauty and awesome<br />

range of nature –<br />

oceans, rivers,<br />

mountains, vegetation<br />

and topography in<br />

general – play a<br />

monumental role.<br />

Of course the<br />

touching of lives is not<br />

the sole preserve of<br />

people, nature and<br />

pets.<br />

Institutions, systems,<br />

literature, social media,<br />

political ideologies and<br />

philosophies of life play<br />

a considerable role too.<br />

Unfortunately, some<br />

fall prey to<br />

brainwashing and other<br />

forms of populist<br />

deception during their<br />

life paths – e f fe c t i v e l y<br />

reflecting the dark side<br />

of touching lives.<br />

Fortunately for most<br />

of us, when we reflect<br />

on how our lives have<br />

been touched, the focus<br />

is usually on the<br />

positive and uplifting<br />

experiences that have<br />

helped to define us.<br />

Those that have led us<br />

to value and live life to<br />

the full.<br />

This sense is<br />

depicted in:<br />

“Life is full of beauty.<br />

Notice it. Notice the<br />

bumble bee, the small<br />

child, and the smiling<br />

faces. Smell the rain,<br />

and feel the wind. Live<br />

your life to the fullest<br />

potential, and fight for<br />

your dreams.” – Ashley<br />

Smith<br />

And then the power<br />

of the message in<br />

literature to guide and<br />

touch lives in<br />

considerable and<br />

far-reaching ways is<br />

conveyed in Ralph<br />

Waldo Emerson’s “Be<br />

not the slave of your<br />

own past. Plunge into<br />

the sublime seas, dive<br />

deep and swim far, so<br />

you shall come back<br />

with self-respect, with<br />

new power, with an<br />

advanced experience<br />

that shall explain and<br />

overlook the old.”<br />

Touching lives is real,<br />

wields much power and<br />

influence, and reflects<br />

the very fabric of our<br />

e x i st e n c e .<br />

WAVE WARRIORS: The eThekwini Bodyboarding Association were the ultimate team winners in the SA Bodyboarding Champs held on West Beach<br />

during the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge. As for EP bodyboarders, Clint Cooper from Port Elizabeth won the grandmasters division, and<br />

Port Alfred’s own Clinton Millard came third in the masters. Fellow EP members Julia Stanford came third and Stephanie Maritz fourth in the ladies<br />

division<br />

Picture: MAUNEEN CHARTER<br />

Question: Tell us about your job.<br />

Answer: Teaching the word and ways of God to<br />

children, is my passion. I do not see it as a job but<br />

a calling and a blessing. Children need guidance<br />

to walk on the good path of life, and being a<br />

teacher I am fortunate to be part of this<br />

experience.<br />

Q: What made you get into that line of work?<br />

A: My enthusiasm for the Lord and the love for<br />

his people.<br />

Q: Describe the most memorable experiences<br />

that you have had.<br />

A: The day when I was 16 years old and accepted<br />

God into my life, and the day that I married my<br />

best friend Arno O’Shea, and the birthdates of all<br />

my grandchildren.<br />

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Q: What do you do to unwind when you are not<br />

working?<br />

A: I enjoy quiet time with my Bible studies,<br />

listening to music and interior decorating.<br />

Q: What is your motto in life?<br />

A: Always strive to be a good person. A better<br />

person than what you were yesterday.<br />

Q: What makes you happy?<br />

A: When children discover the word of God, and<br />

experience how powerful His word is.<br />

Q: What makes you angry?<br />

A: Carelessness.<br />

Q: What do you think about the youth of South<br />

Africa? Do you have any advice for them?<br />

A: Being a diverse country, the youth need to<br />

stand together in good faith. Faith in the Lord, love<br />

for each other and hope for a better future. These<br />

principles will make South Africa a better place.<br />

Q: If you could change one thing about Port<br />

Alfre d…<br />

A: More community projects to support and<br />

uplift the community, projects to teach young<br />

mothers, projects to uplift the fallen and projects<br />

to care for children.<br />

Q: What do you like most about Port Alfred?<br />

A: The wonder of Port Alfred is in its captivating<br />

river banks, beautiful beaches and warm-hearted<br />

people living in it.<br />

Q: What is your favourite music of all time?<br />

A: 60s and 80s music and gospel worship.<br />

Q: Name three people you would like to invite<br />

for dinner (dead or alive).<br />

A: Martin Luther King, my father Mr Lourens who<br />

passed away many years ago, and my sister Rita<br />

who passed away last year.<br />

Q: Three wishes for South Africa.<br />

A: That each heart be filled with love for one<br />

another; from every tongue, the sound of God’s<br />

glory will exclaim; that all hands be stretched out,<br />

to restore those with a broken life.

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Port Alfred<br />


Financial security<br />

Exactly what is financial security? To supply a<br />

correct explanation, I can assure you that we would<br />

need close to a full page of the Talk of the Town.<br />

In one sentence it could be summed up as being<br />

fully prepared for any occurrence that could<br />

probably cross our path during our lifetime. What a<br />

mouthful.<br />

Yes, to provide oneself and one’s family with<br />

complete peace of mind<br />

against any unfortunate<br />

occurrence.<br />

Let us start off with death.<br />

Please remember that there<br />

are two certainties in life and<br />

those are death and taxes.<br />

I can assure you that each<br />

person will come across both<br />

these certainties someday.<br />

Will you be in position to cover all outstanding<br />

debts when you die and further provide your family<br />

with sufficient funds to continue with their lifestyle<br />

that they have become accustomed to?<br />

If the reply is no, I would propose that you make<br />

an urgent appointment with a qualified and<br />

trustworthy financial advisor and insist on a full<br />

financial analysis be done to ensure that<br />

appropriate corrective action is taken.<br />

The next point of importance to discuss is<br />

permanent disability. Can you imagine for only one<br />

moment of how severe the consequences would be<br />

if you become permanently disabled and cannot<br />

continue with your daily profession?<br />

This goes hand in hand and is as important as<br />

being sufficiently covered against death.<br />

Following on quite closely is income replacement<br />

cover. One can temporarily<br />

be prevented from working<br />

for up to a period of two<br />

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years or even permanently<br />

due to various unforeseen<br />

reasons, which could be as<br />

a result of an accident or a<br />

serious illness.<br />

By investing in an income<br />

replacement policy, one can be assured of a<br />

tax-free income during the period of incapacity.<br />

There is also cover available against contracting<br />

a serious illness. This would pay out a certain<br />

percentage of the cover amount, depending on<br />

severity of illness.<br />

This pay-out can come in handy if one is<br />

burdened with huge hospital and doctor’s bills.<br />

The argument that you belong to a medical aid<br />

could be rather disappointing when your medical<br />

aid only settles a portion of the bills and you are<br />

directly responsible for the outstanding balances.<br />

You are left with the choice of comprehensive<br />

cover or only being covered for certain illnesses.<br />

As a matter of importance, that I certainly cannot<br />

leave without a reminder, is whether you will have<br />

sufficient funds to carry you and your spouse<br />

through your retirement years.<br />

It would be a rather sad occasion if you find that<br />

you have run out of money at the age of 80 or 85.<br />

What will you do? Let’s leave it as a “point to<br />

ponder” until next time.<br />

For qualified, experienced financial advice,<br />

please feel free to telephone our office number<br />

(087) 805-7712 for a fully confidential appointment.<br />

Our offices are situated at 20 Southwell Road,<br />

corner of Becker Street, Port Alfred.<br />

We have ample free off street parking as well as<br />

a ramp for easy wheelchair access.<br />

Easter is a special time<br />

when Christians<br />

remember that there is<br />

a promise of a new<br />

beginning. It is also a<br />

time for family, friends,<br />

and community to<br />

gather together and<br />

celebrate life.<br />

This year we, those<br />

that live in the<br />

Kenton/Port Alfred<br />

area, were particularly<br />

lucky in that those that<br />

had come from far had<br />

a few days of warm<br />

sunny weather… and<br />

then the rains came! I<br />

don’t know about you<br />

but we got about<br />

Catch up with what’s happening on the PA business front<br />

Cooking the green way with LP Gaz<br />


With electricity cost escalating, LP Gaz is now<br />

the distributor for Greenheat – an inflammable<br />

gel that reduces reliance on expensive electricity<br />

as well as being eco-friendly and not based on<br />

fossil fuels.<br />

There are so many reasons for choosing<br />

Greenheat, but some of the more interesting<br />

advantages to using the system are that your<br />

monthly cooking and lighting costs are cheaper<br />

using the Greenheat stove, gel and lamps and<br />

there is no black soot or smoke emitted, so pots<br />

and pans stay clean and the food is not tainted<br />

with the small of fuel.<br />

A new beginning<br />

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... with Simon Oliver<br />

The gel is extinguishable and can be re-lit. In<br />

fact, the gel can be extinguished with water and<br />

burns cleanly and is odourless.<br />

Being in a gel form, it can not spill like liquid<br />

fuels. It does not emit dangerous hydrocarbons<br />

and is made from renewable agricultural<br />

sources rather than fossil fuels.<br />

Household consumption is about 10 litre per<br />

gel per month for a family of five (depending on<br />

the type and size of the meals cooked).<br />

The gel is also non-flare, non-explosive,<br />

non-splash and non-toxic.<br />

So, get to LP Gaz, pick up your gel and start<br />

cooking.<br />

Bathurst Book Fair<br />

speaker programme<br />

Bathurst is the place to be this<br />

Sunday for the annual Bathurst<br />

Book Fair.<br />

From 9am, there will be books<br />

and bargains galore, a “Round<br />

the Bend” poetry event, book<br />

signings, kiddies’ story time with<br />

B at h u r st ’s famous alpacas, food<br />

stalls and more.<br />

Browse seven venues in the<br />

village, from the Village Green to<br />

The Workshop. Be entertained at<br />

Books of Bathurst by local<br />

authors speaking about writing<br />

and giving tips on getting<br />

published.<br />

The venue is the Books of<br />

Bathurst, <strong>25</strong>8 Kowie Road,<br />

Bathurst village.<br />

ý 9.30am: Understanding one<br />

90mm!<br />

I am grateful for the<br />

joy this must have<br />

brought the farmers<br />

that have struggled<br />

with dry weather. I am<br />

grateful for what it has<br />

done for my garden<br />

and for the fact that my<br />

water tanks are almost<br />

full. It reminds me to<br />

be grateful for the<br />

many blessings I have.<br />

Despite having<br />

cleaned out the gutters,<br />

top dressed the lawns<br />

and generally prepared<br />

myself for when the<br />

rains would come,<br />

when it did eventually<br />

arrive, in the volume<br />

a n ot h e r ’s cultures<br />

Eve Clayton, author of T h wa l a ,<br />

a cross-cultural novel<br />

ý 10.30am: Writing a sense of<br />

place Monty Roodt, author of<br />

Dead Man’s Land, set in Lower<br />

Albany<br />

ý 11.30am: Round the Bend<br />

poetry event<br />

Poet Derrick Newson presides<br />

over an open mic poetry reading<br />

ý 12 noon: Kiddies corner<br />

Mary Riley, author of Pablo &<br />

Pe p i t o , reads her book to young<br />

readers and introduces them to<br />

the two alpaca heroes of her<br />

stor y.<br />

ý 12.30pm: The<br />

self-publishing game … or is<br />

your book better as a film?<br />

that it did, it exposed<br />

weaknesses in the<br />

system I hadn’t<br />

a n t i c i p at e d .<br />

Leaks in the roof,<br />

pipes that had broken<br />

and erosion where the<br />

unusual amounts of<br />

water gouged out<br />

sections of the garden.<br />

These tribulations<br />

gave me direction as to<br />

what to focus on to<br />

make our home more<br />

secure, more robust<br />

and more able to<br />

provide us with a sense<br />

of fulfillment, joy, and<br />

love.<br />

This cycle got me<br />

thinking. So often we<br />

are told to be proactive<br />

– be in control.<br />

I believe in this<br />

because it teaches us<br />

what we can do, in our<br />

own time – it sort of<br />

makes us fit and better<br />

Rod McGregor Mann, author of<br />

Librarians and Other Criminals<br />

and founder of The Hornbills<br />

Literary Agency<br />

ý 1.30pm: Should the facts<br />

get in the way when telling a<br />

good story?<br />

Author and raconteur Bartle<br />

Logie in conversation with his<br />

publisher Frank Nunn<br />

ý 2.30pm: Animals in<br />

literature and life – why should<br />

we pay attention to them?<br />

Poet, author and academic<br />

Dan Wylie mulls over some<br />

possible answers<br />

See the Facebook page for the<br />

full programme. Contact (046)<br />

6<strong>25</strong>-0202 or 082-621-1523 for<br />

more information.<br />

able to cope with<br />

unexpected adversity. It<br />

prepares us to be<br />

effectively reactive and<br />

not overwhelmed.<br />

I am grateful for the<br />

rain, for so many<br />

reasons, not least<br />

because it gave my<br />

garden a new<br />

beginning.<br />

I would love to hear<br />

how you reacted to the<br />

arrival of the rain.<br />

Please give me a call<br />

on 082-653-5643 or<br />

contact me on<br />

s i m o n . o l i v e r @ s e e f f. c o m<br />

I look forward to<br />

hearing from you.<br />

Cannon Rocks | R1 600 000<br />


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ALMARE SMITH | 076 217 5873<br />

almare.smith@seeff.com<br />

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MIKE BAILEY | 082 899 8103 | mike.bailey@seeff.com<br />

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<strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook<br />

Talk of the Town 9<br />

Song and dance as<br />

Happy Hours get to<br />

celebrate classroom<br />


It was an early evening of<br />

fun and friendship at Happy<br />

Hours Pre-primary School<br />

last Friday when the school<br />

celebrated the opening of its<br />

new classroom as a thank<br />

you to those individuals and<br />

businesses that contributed<br />

to this community project<br />

and making it all happen.<br />

School principal Tracy<br />

Lloyd thanked everyone<br />

involved in the project,<br />

especially Brian Knight from<br />

main construction contractor<br />

CM Heunis who had driven<br />

the project from the<br />

beginning.<br />

“We thank him very much<br />

for all the work he has done<br />

to make this classroom a<br />

realit y,” she told the group<br />

of business people and<br />

individuals who had<br />

contributed to the project.<br />

For Knight this is just one<br />

of the many community<br />

projects that he, as CM<br />

Heunis, has undertaken.<br />

Knight said he was a part of<br />

the community and wants to<br />

give something back.<br />

Other projects<br />

successfully completed in<br />

the past, include the<br />

Kleinemonde Community<br />

Church (with Barry Purdon),<br />

a classroom at the Kenton<br />

Primary School, the<br />

Kleinemonde Recreation<br />

Club and the Port Alfred<br />

Tourism Office on Causeway.<br />

“It is just a matter of a<br />

phone call to suppliers to<br />

get them involved,” said<br />

Knight.<br />

“CM Heunis is always<br />

ready to help the<br />

communit y.”<br />

There is a long list of<br />

people who need to be<br />

thanked, Lloyd said. These<br />

include Makana Brick,<br />

KayJay Bricks, Inso<br />

Aluminium, Buco Main<br />

Street and Albany Road,<br />

Bathurst Co-op, Mooifontein<br />

Quarry, Trelidor, H Venter<br />

Plant Hire, Dulux Paint, and<br />

Viv Dell Transport. Roy<br />

Bowles Construction did the<br />

paving at the school.<br />

There were also private<br />

donations made in order for<br />

the project to be completed.<br />

The classroom is large,<br />

airy and bright and leads<br />

into a private baby section<br />

where teachers or carers can<br />

care for infants.<br />

“Thank you all so much.<br />

None of this would have<br />

been possible without you,”<br />

Lloyd said.<br />

PLAYGROUND JOY: The pre-primary class at Shaw Park Primary pose on their<br />

jungle gym<br />

LOTS OF BUNNIES: Grade 3s at Shaw Park Primary put on their bunny masks<br />

to wish everyone Happy Easter last week<br />

EASTER POSE: The grade 1 class at Shaw Park Primary, with<br />

teacher Ilze Dames, wished everyone a Happy Easter<br />

Isuzu on maximum attack with D-Max<br />

In the Eastern Cape, Isuzu is synonymous with<br />

Ironman, Southern Kings rugby and other macho<br />

international activities.<br />

With its new D-Max pick-up one-tonners and<br />

double cabs, it wants to portray the more than<br />

“t u f fe n u f f ” image for these vehicles throughout<br />

Southern Africa.<br />

Just how tough are these four-wheel ironmen from<br />

Port Elizabeth? Do they keep the driver<br />

and occupants comfortable and happy<br />

as they carry out their strongarm work,<br />

as well as while cruising on the open<br />

road?<br />

We wheeled out the flagship D-Max<br />

300 TD 4x4 LX Double Cab on a test<br />

session via the uncompromising<br />

mountain roads outside Oudtshoorn<br />

and surrounding areas, to get some<br />

answers.<br />

The last time I visited Isuzu in<br />

Japan, I came away convinced that it’s<br />

firstly, strongly, an engine-oriented<br />

motor manufacturer.<br />

Now, one look at the styling of the D-Max tells me<br />

that this ethos has drastically changed.<br />

This new Isuzu is handsome and like no other<br />

pick-up, with a frontal countenance that is forceful of<br />

design. The new Xenon headlights are Bi-LED and do<br />

their bit for the vehicle’s head-on styling, as do the<br />

new, colour-coded radiator grill and front bumper.<br />

Side-on, the rear window line sweeps up almost<br />

immediately after the B-pillar, similar to that of a clubor<br />

crew-cab vehicle. But not so, this is a full-form<br />

fo u r - d o o r.<br />

The 18-inch aluminium wheels stand well clear of<br />

the aggressive arches, enabling more than usual<br />

suspension travel. However, the fancy, but inhibiting<br />

side steps and rear tow hitch on this model will<br />

prevent one from taking on really severe off-road<br />

work. Ground clearance, in spite of this, allows a<br />

wading depth of 600mm.<br />

Much as the D-Max’s styling and cosmetics have<br />

been upped, so the mechanicals have largely been<br />

left unaltered.<br />

LOOKS AND POWER: New name and a new<br />

appearance are key notes of the Isuzu D-Max<br />

pick-up range. Our test D-Max seen here<br />

weighing up a serious challenger in the outback<br />

near the Cango Caves – both in ‘Blue Me Away’<br />

colouring.<br />

You say the Isuzu ‘s four-cylinder turbo-diesel motor<br />

does not match the 3-litre V6 or five-cylinder units of<br />

some of the main opposition? Well, this one has big<br />

piston “p ot s ” for more torque and it comes with<br />

380Nm at a low 1,800r/min and 130kW of power at<br />

3,600r/min.<br />

Not earth-shattering, but I got the impression that<br />

this engine is designed to work at well below tress<br />

levels and should still deliver<br />

optimally way beyond when the<br />

others may have reached the end of<br />

their lives.<br />

Our test pick-up came with a<br />

six-speed manual gearbox with a<br />

suitable ratio for a large variety of<br />

situations – including pukka off-road<br />

work. Four-wheel drive is simply<br />

dialled in on the fly, via a rotary<br />

control on the centre console, just<br />

behind the gear lever.<br />

Active safety features include<br />

Electronic Stability Control, Electronic<br />

Brake Force Distribution, Hill Start Assist and Hill<br />

Descent Control for those whose off-road driving may<br />

not be up to scratch.<br />

Also, this package returns very low fuel<br />

consumption figures compared with the D-Max’s<br />

detractors, averaging out at just 8.2l/100km, for a<br />

variety of driving conditions. Together with an 80-litre<br />

diesel fuel tank, a better range with a 2,999cc chunky<br />

double cab 4x4, would be hard to find.<br />

The occupants of the LX version have the benefit of<br />

leather upholstery, fully electrically-six-way-adjustable<br />

front seats and sumptuous carpeting and cladding.<br />

The cab is 1,860mm wide, offering sufficient shoulder<br />

room for five adults.<br />

The driver has rear parking distance sensors and<br />



imagery that show on a nine-inch infotainment screen<br />

up front on the dash. The electrically adjustable<br />

polished chrome external rear view mirrors are heated<br />

and fold away in tight situations or for bush work.<br />

Those headlights also incorporate integrated LED<br />

daytime running lights on the LX model.<br />

An Alpine integrated touchscreen infotainment<br />

system has an AM/FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity,<br />

iPod control, USB ports, WiFi connectivity and<br />

embedded satellite navigation. I found its operation a<br />

bit of a challenge at first, but it was the old story of<br />

having done it just once, it was easy thereafter. Cruise<br />

Control is activated by buttons on the multi-function<br />

steering wheel.<br />

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Its warranty extends over five years/120,000km,<br />

there is a five-year corrosion warranty and five-year<br />

roadside assistance, while the service plan extends<br />

over five years or 90,000km.<br />

Our test D-Max was clad in a particularly pleasing<br />

bright blue called ‘Blue Me Away’. Someone at Isuzu<br />

has a nice sense of humour, because other colours –<br />

after our last test Isuzu KB’s ‘Saturday White Fever’ –<br />

include ‘Black Meet Kettle and ‘Pull Me Over Red’.<br />

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<strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

N E I G H B O U R LY NOTES<br />

MAN AT THE TOP: Alan Malan from the Kenton Round Table<br />

was inducted as the new ARTSA president recently. ARTSA is<br />

the Association of Round Tablers in South Africa to which all<br />

Round Table clubs in Namibia and South Africa belong<br />


Albany Vintage and Classic Motor Club Museum<br />

opens on the last Saturday of each month – 9am–12<br />

noon – Hawkins Industrial Park, Alfred Road, Port<br />

Alfred.<br />

Alzheimer SA East Cape Support Group meets the<br />

last Thursday of each month at 3pm at Brookshaw<br />

Home at 9 Donkin Street, Grahamstown. The Support<br />

Group is for family, friends and caregivers of those with<br />

Alzheimer’s Disease or any form of Dementia. There is<br />

usually a speaker followed by discussion and tea.<br />

Contact Dr Heather Rauch 081-350-8079 for information<br />

and to get on to our mailing list.<br />

Bathurst Farmers Market – Every Sunday rain or<br />

shine at Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Nursery, Kowie<br />

Road from 9am–12.30pm.<br />

Birdwatching Tours and Three Sisters Saunter. Book<br />

with Anne (046) 675-1976 or 083-719-4950.<br />

w w w. a n n e s b i r d i n g . c o . z a<br />

Bonsai Club meets once a month on a Saturday. For<br />

more information please contact David Brewis on<br />

076-457-3218. Or e–mail d a v i d b re w i s 7 7 @ g m a i l . c o m<br />

Cricket Club – Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays at<br />

the Port Alfred Country Club, French Street from 5pm.<br />

Contact Rob Nel on 076-394-4067.<br />

East Cape Shotokan–Ryu Karate, Port Alfred –<br />

Mondays and Thursdays: 4.30pm for beginners. 5.15 for<br />

intermediate class and 6pm for the advanced cl;ass.<br />

Contact Gary Grapentin on 073-346-0059 for more<br />

i n fo r m at i o n .<br />

Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Centre –<br />

Therapeutic and recreational horse riding activities for<br />

people living with disabilities. Mondays at 09.30am<br />

and 10.30am, Wednesdays at 10am and 11am, To book a<br />

ride, or find out about volunteering, call Jann on<br />

078 - 3 4 6 - 5 41 2 .<br />

Hockey Club – Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays<br />

from 5pm at the Port Alfred Country Club, French<br />

Street. Contact Chris Pike on 082-350-0900.<br />

Kenton Garden Club meeting second Wednesday of<br />

the month at 9.30am. For info visit<br />

w w w. k e n t o n g a r d e n c l u b . c o . z a<br />

Kenton Pub Quiz – 6.30pm – first Sunday of each<br />

month at Kenton Bowls Club. Cash bar available. Cash<br />

and other prizes. Teams of four to six. All welcome.<br />

Kleinemonde Morning Market on the first Saturday of<br />

every month, from 8.30 to 10am. Kleinemonde<br />

Community Hall. Enjoy breakfast and browse the stalls<br />

selling wholesome farm chickens and home produce,<br />

including quality meats, vegetables, pancakes, frozen<br />

meals, quiches, bread, rusks, gingerbread houses,<br />

home baked cakes, doggy treats, candles, gifts and<br />

more.<br />

Knit and Knatter Crafters club at Holly House, every<br />

Wednesday at 9am. All welcome. Contact Kathy on<br />

(046) 624-4452 for further information.<br />

Kowie Auctioneers – monthly auction every last<br />

LET it rain! The clarion call of the people of the<br />

Eastern Cape as drought threatened the area.<br />

However, although we must be grateful that it<br />

is at last raining, there can be too much of a<br />

good thing. The virtually endless rain is a little<br />

reminiscent of the start of the 2012 floods that<br />

ravaged the area, destroying homes in<br />

low-lying areas and leading to many families<br />

seeking shelter in church halls and other<br />

places of safety. Although the forecast is for<br />

an end to the rain by the weekend the damage<br />

the rain as already done must be taken into<br />

account. Be careful when driving along the<br />

coast road between East London and Port<br />

Alfred as this stretch of the R72 has many<br />

water-logged areas as well as rocks on the<br />

road that have been washed there as the rain<br />

water finds its way to the sea.<br />

THE Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge<br />

comes to an end this Sunday after 10 days of<br />

action-packed adrenaline pumping water-sport<br />

entertainment. Sxeaks Nkwinti of BS Sports,<br />

the main organiser of the event, has managed<br />

to bring four major events to the area<br />

including international surfing, bodyboarding,<br />

SA Inflatable racing and SA Championship<br />

beach handball. Added to this we had the 8km<br />

trail run and the Marina Mile swim,<br />

trampolining, an Anything the floats race and<br />

much more entertainment. The weather has<br />

obviously put a bit of damper on spectators<br />

attending the events but, all in all, this year’s<br />

event has certainly helped put the Sunshine<br />

Coast on the beach-sports event calendar.<br />

Well done to all concerned and good luck as<br />

the event nears conclusion on Sunday.<br />

WITH the national and provincial election less<br />

than two weeks away things are already<br />

getting nasty with political parties demanding<br />

court interdicts on others, politicians denying<br />

involvement in state capture enquiries,<br />

state-owned enterprise executives scurrying<br />

for position, Eskom threatening more load<br />

shedding after the elections, oil price<br />

increases and a floundering rand, <strong>2019</strong><br />

doesn’t look as bright as we hoped it would<br />

be. When are our so-called leaders going to<br />

call a halt to the madness of racism and<br />

realise that we are all in this together, and it’s<br />

going to take all of us working together to get<br />

this country right?<br />

E-mail Rob Knowles at knowlesr@tisoblackstar.co.za or fax (046) 624-2293<br />

or drop in at 29 Miles Street from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday<br />


E-mail houzetj@tisoblackstar.co.za or fax (046) 624-2293 or drop in at 29 Miles Street from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday<br />

Thursday of the month at 35 North Street. Entries for<br />

the auction need to be in on the Tuesday before the<br />

auction. Viewing day prior from 2pm. For more<br />

information call Colin Maclachlan 083-521-3623 or<br />

Peter Charter on 082-569-3478.<br />

The Kowie Camera Club monthly meeting, the last<br />

Monday of every month (except December) at 7pm in<br />

the Settlers Park Retirement Village hall. Contact<br />

Herman Groenewald 078-428-9551.<br />

Kowie History Museum, at The Old Railway Station,<br />

Pascoe Crescent. Open 9.30am–12.30pm<br />

Tu e s d ay –Saturday. Closed Sunday/Monday and public<br />

h o l i d ay s .<br />

Kowie Striders time trial – every Tuesday at 5.30pm at<br />

the Port Alfred Country Club. Distances of 3, 5 or 8km.<br />

Runners and walkers welcome. Contact Sticks Stiglingh<br />

on 071-612-7339 or Alan Robb on 082-495-6842<br />

Kowie Striders casual long run from the Duck Pond –<br />

every Sunday at 7am . Runners and walkers welcome.<br />

The route will be determined on the morning of the run.<br />

Lower Albany Historical Society meets 3rd Thursday<br />

of the month – some meetings in Don Powis Hall,<br />

Settlers Park, others, outside trips. Call Avonne on<br />

083-473-6823 for details.<br />

Lower Albany Woodworkers’ Guild, meets first<br />

Tuesday of each month. Call Brian Edwards on (046)<br />

624-2945 for more information.<br />

Memory Book Scrapbook Club meets twice a month<br />

on a Thursday afternoon. All welcome. Contact Cheryl<br />

(046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562.<br />

MOTHS – Old soldiers never die – Calling all<br />

ex–servicemen “Ou Manne” and their ladies for a<br />

get–together on the first Sunday of every month at 12<br />

noon and the MOTH Hall (next to the Ski–boat Club) for<br />

a light lunch and some memories. RSVP MOTHS at<br />

082-537-9033 for catering purposes.<br />

National Sea Rescue Institute practices every<br />

Wednesday at 5pm. To join the NSRI visit the base in<br />

person to undergo an evaluation.<br />

Port Alfred Art Club welcomes new members, both<br />

experienced or wanting to learn. We meet weekly<br />

offering a monthly DVD from leading artists, giving<br />

excellent tips and guidance on how to draw and paint.<br />

Contact Jenny (083-292-2650) or Paddy<br />

(083–226–5<strong>25</strong>4).<br />

Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet Club invites you to<br />

try your hand at lawn bowls and Croquet,free coaching<br />

and equipment available. Situated next to the Nico<br />

Malan Bridge. Enquiries: Rod Wilson at: 082-375-2968<br />

or (046) 624-5671. Croquet enquiries: Rodger Darkes at<br />

082-373-8181 See our website at: w w w. p a b c c . c o . z a and<br />

our Facebook page.<br />

Port Alfred Bridge Club – Now meets at the Eddie<br />

Grant MOTH Hall (next to the Ski–boat Club) every<br />

Monday and Thursday – 1pm for 1.30pm start. All<br />

bridge enthusiasts and persons wishing to learn to play<br />

bridge are most welcome.<br />

WE know many people don’t like to be<br />

reminded that they are getting older, but there<br />

are others who maintain getting on in years is<br />

just about a number, as they feel just the<br />

same in their hearts. Anyway, here’s to<br />

wishing everyone celebrating a special day in<br />

the week ahead a wonderful birthday and best<br />

wishes for many more, especially to twin<br />

sisters Jean Reed and Joan Mould, Pam Nel,<br />

Tyler Stevenson, Rhodes Tremeer, Danielle<br />

Dugard, Claire Hall, Colleen Shaw, Ginger<br />

Naude, Ray Hicks, Erica Janse van Rensburg,<br />

Norman Levine, Sue Simpkins, Ronin Beetge,<br />

Pieter Pretorius, Hazel Whitham, Glenn<br />

McCreath, Taylor Thorp, Tony Border, Andrew<br />

Marshall, Dries Meyer, Wally Vandermeulen,<br />

Jacoba Maritz, Lauren Brunette, Warren<br />

Currie, Grant Marais, Paul Crous, Jed<br />

Thurgood, Graham Webber, Steve Lambert,<br />

Timothy Riddin, Monty Colville-Reeves, Lindsay<br />

van der Schyff, Mercia van der Westhuizen,<br />

Kyle Henning, Natasha Kenny, Cecile<br />

Oosthuizen, Thulani Makinza, Cecile Nelson<br />

and Rowena Collin.<br />

OUR heartiest congratulations to Darryl and<br />

Jolanta Hanstein and big sister Amelia on the<br />

arrival of their beautiful baby boy Tobias. We<br />

know he will bring heaps of joy and happiness<br />

to the entire family.<br />

CONTINUED good luck and success to all<br />

businesses celebrating another year in trade.<br />

All the best to C’est la Vie (Stewart Road), and<br />

Home Essentials (Rosehill Mall).<br />

S O R RY, but it’s not good news on the financial<br />

front. Although very little South Africa does<br />

effects global markets, the artificially-inflated<br />

price of Brent crude oil (the Opec nations<br />

determine, as a collective, what the price<br />

should be – isn’t this a monopoly?) will most<br />

certainly mean hit South Africans and other<br />

developing nations hardest. Because we<br />

depend on oil for our industry and<br />

domestically in the form of petrol, any<br />

variation in the oil price directly takes money<br />

out of our pockets. The sooner we find<br />

alternative, cheap and sustainable forms of<br />

energy we have to live with the consequences<br />

of the decisions of Western and Middle<br />

Eastern countries that are less concerned with<br />

the plight of people than in making a fast<br />

Port Alfred Community Police Forum meets on the<br />

third Tuesday of each month at the Port Alfred Police<br />

Station at 2.30pm.<br />

Port Alfred Floral Art Group (PAFAG) meets on the<br />

third Saturday of the month at Settlers Park hall at<br />

2.30pm. For more information please phone<br />

082–464–4606 (Hennie de Bruin). All welcome.<br />

Port Alfred Park Run, Civic Centre. Every Saturday<br />

8am–9am.<br />

Probus Club of the Kowie meets on the second<br />

Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Port Alfred River<br />

and Ski-boat Club.<br />

Rocky Ridge Farm Market opens every Saturday and<br />

Sunday from 9am with a variety of home made<br />

delights, “egg–cellent” free–range eggs, honey,<br />

biltong, droewors as well as its very popular morning<br />

breakfast. Contact Desia Holmes on 083-589-0765 for<br />

more information.<br />

Rosehill Mall Art and Crafters Market, the first<br />

Saturday of every month, from 9am–4pm. A true art<br />

and craft market. Only handmade items available by<br />

our local crafters. Large selection of goods.<br />

Scottish Country Dancing at Don Powis Hall, Settlers<br />

Park, every Wednesday from 5pm–7pm. All welcome.<br />

For more information please phone Mary (046)<br />

604-0478 or Audrey (046) 624-3179.<br />

Scrapbook workshops and classes: Bcreative offers<br />

monthly workshops, night classes, social classes and a<br />

whole lot more. Call (046) 624-3096 to book or for<br />

more information.<br />

Self Drive Heritage Map: All the historical sites in Port<br />

Alfred, Bathurst and surrounding areas. Available at the<br />

tourism office.<br />

Sunshine Coast Women’s Forum meets every fourth<br />

Tuesday in the Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park at 2.30pm.<br />

Come and join us. Visitors welcome. For more<br />

information contact Tosca Spenceley (046) 624-4339.<br />

U3A – Port Alfred Branch meets on the fourth Thursday<br />

of every month at 9.30 for 10am at the Don Powis Hall,<br />

Settlers Park village. All welcome.<br />

Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> to Sunday <strong>April</strong> 28<br />

The <strong>2019</strong> Amanzi Challenge continues.<br />

Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong><br />

PA Art Club– 9am – Catholic Hall. Enjoy a social time.<br />

DVD and book exchanges, tea, coffee and snacks.<br />

Bring paintings for review and inspiration.<br />

U3A meeting – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall,<br />

Settlers Park. Alan Lubbe will be speaking on Caves<br />

and Caving.<br />

Port Alfred Scrapbook Club – 2pm to 5pm –<br />

Presbyterian Church Port Alfred. All welcome. Contact<br />

Cheryl (046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562.<br />

Sunshine Coast Tourism and Port Alfred Business<br />

Forum networking evening – 6pm – Royal Port Alfred<br />

Golf Club. Guest presentations on water infrastructure<br />

by Justin Wilmot, alternative electricity supply by<br />

buck. With petrol now almost certainly going<br />

to see another price hike in May, we are left<br />

wondering if the consumer will bear the brunt<br />

of the increase or if the government can<br />

absorb some of it. After all, they are prepared<br />

to bail out Eskom at a moment’s notice,<br />

maybe they can extend the same courtesy to<br />

the south African people? At the time of going<br />

to press (and with last year’s figures in<br />

brackets to compare against), the Rand was<br />

trading at R14.32 to the Dollar (R13.23), R18.52<br />

to the Pound (R16.98) and R16.07 to the Euro<br />

(R14.42). Commodities such as Gold were<br />

trading at $1,273.45 per ounce ($1,264.09)<br />

and platinum at $820.77 per ounce ($958.20).<br />

Brent Crude is trading at $74.29 per barrel<br />

( $ 51 . 8 6 ) .<br />

SPECIAL thoughts and prayers are with all<br />

those folk who are not well, having or have<br />

already had tests, operations and treatments.<br />

‘Sterkte’ to Roy Potter, Andrew de Vries, Jenny<br />

Groenewald, Chris de Wet Steyn, Marian<br />

Eaten, Martin Bekker, Trish Solz, Brenda<br />

Shelton and Theo Snyman.<br />

HERE’S to many more terrific years together<br />

and our heartiest congratulations to everyone<br />

celebrating a wedding anniversary, especially<br />

to Clinton and Lize-Marie Millard, Kudu and<br />

Beryl Pancoust, Dennis and Sue Chandler, Gert<br />

and Jean van der Merwe, Matthew and<br />

Antoinette Buchholz, Jannie and Elsabe<br />

Badenhorst, John and Diana Lardner-Burke,<br />

Des and Tosca Spenceley<br />

CONGRATULATIONS to Eric and Lisa Strydom<br />

(nee Came) who tied the knot on Saturday<br />

<strong>April</strong> 20 in Bedford. We wish you many years<br />

together filled with love and happiness.<br />

F I N A L LY, and unashamedly, don’t forget the<br />

one-man show at Harry B’s at the Ski-boat<br />

Club this Saturday evening, starting at 7pm.<br />

It’s going to be a lot of fun, so don’t miss out.<br />

Tickets from Harry B’s, Laura Kete’s Gallery on<br />

Van der Riet Street or you can WhatsApp me<br />

on 078-391-4701.<br />

THOUGHT for the week: “I have found that if<br />

you love life, life will love you back”.<br />

BEST regards as always,<br />

The Team.<br />

Simon Thesen, and tourism/business forum projects by<br />

Rick Pryce and Wouter Hensens. RSVP to<br />

tourism@sunshinecoasttourism.co.za by <strong>April</strong> 15. Cash bar<br />

ava i l a b l e .<br />

Saturday <strong>April</strong> 27<br />

Freedom Day.<br />

Sunday <strong>April</strong> 28<br />

Diaz Cross Bird Club outing to Mtunzi. We will meet at<br />

Robbies at 6am and Heritage Mall at 6.30am. Visitors<br />

welcome (R10 per person to DCBC). Bring a picnic<br />

brunch. For more details contact Tim Cockbain (046)<br />

624-8483.<br />

Bathurst Book Fair – From 9am, books and bargains<br />

galore, ‘Round the Bend’ poetry event, book signings,<br />

kiddies story time with Bathurst’s famous alpacas, food<br />

stalls and more. Browse seven venues in the village,<br />

from the Village Green to The Workshop. Enter the<br />

poetry competition and at Books of Bathurst, hear local<br />

authors speak about writing and give tips on getting<br />

published. See the Facebook page for the full<br />

programme. Contact (046) 6<strong>25</strong>-0202 or 082-621-1523.<br />

Tuesday <strong>April</strong> 30<br />

Grahamstown Music Society presents “Quintessence”<br />

– 7.30 pm – NELM Auditorium, <strong>25</strong> Worcester Street.<br />

Pianist Joanna Wicherek performing with Dariusz Dinh<br />

Thieu Quang (French horn), David Bester (violin),<br />

Anmari van der Westhuizen (cello) and Piotr Thieu<br />

Quang (clarinet). Ticket prices: R90, R70 (pensioners),<br />

R50 (students in tertiary institutions); no charge for<br />

Music Society members or schoolgoers.<br />

Thursday May 2<br />

PA Art Club – 9.30am – DVD at Settlers Park Hall.<br />

Theme for May: flower or plant study.<br />

Saturday May 4<br />

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club. Shotgun shoot.<br />

Visitors with licenced firearms welcome. Contact the<br />

chairman on 083–633–1939.<br />

Sunday May 5<br />

Classics at the Castle – The quintet, Quintessence,<br />

will be performing at the Richmond House Museum<br />

Music Room. Featuring internationally–acclaimed<br />

pianist Joanna Wicherek along with clarinet, French<br />

horn, cello and violin. Tickets @ R90 go on sale from<br />

Friday <strong>April</strong> 12 from KNA Port Alfred. Out-of-towners<br />

may phone KNA (046) 624-2036 to reserve their<br />

tickets, but these need to be collected and paid for<br />

soon after.<br />

Saturday May 11<br />

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club. Handgun shoot.<br />

Visitors with licenced firearms welcome. Contact the<br />

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TINKLING GLASSES: Rotarians, from left, Erna Light, Audrey Barnard and Rob Cross mingling and<br />

chatting before the start of the Rotary Club of Kenton-on-Sea’s 10th birthday celebration at The<br />

Volo conference centre last week<br />

Pictures: JON HOUZET<br />

TIME TO CHAT: Enjoying some fellowship before the start of the Rotary Club of Kenton-on-Sea’s<br />

10th birthday celebration last week were, from left, Carol Oliver of the Rotary Club of Port Alfred,<br />

Tom McGhee, Maddy Webber and Mike Peter<br />

Marking 10 years’ of<br />

service above self<br />


How 10 years<br />

have flown by,<br />

was a common<br />

refrain at the Rotary<br />

Club of<br />

Kenton-on-Sea’s 10th<br />

birthday celebration at<br />

The Volo conference<br />

centre last week.<br />

After welcomes by<br />

Peter Reed serving as<br />

MC and grace led by<br />

Rev Glen Craig,<br />

everyone enjoyed a<br />

starter of avo cream<br />

cheese and salmon<br />

r o st i .<br />

Charter member,<br />

first president of the<br />

club and past district<br />

governor of Rotary,<br />

Bruce Steele-Gray<br />

related how the club<br />

was formed.<br />

“In July 2008 I was<br />

approached by Dave<br />

Slater and Roger<br />

Carthew to start a<br />

Rotary Club in Kenton.<br />

It was a risk and<br />

extremely brave on<br />

their part, because it<br />

might have offended<br />

the Port Alfred club,”<br />

Steele-Gray said.<br />

“Various meetings<br />

were held and we<br />

were able to<br />

cherrypick 33<br />

members, many of<br />

whom are still<br />

members.”<br />

The first meeting<br />

was held in August<br />

2008, and the first<br />

project the fledgling<br />

club got involved in<br />

was repairing the<br />

seawall in Kenton<br />

before the spring<br />

tides.<br />

The “having fun,<br />

doing good” mant ra<br />

was born.<br />

Injecting some mirth<br />

into the historical<br />

account, Steele-Gray<br />

said at the first board<br />

meeting in September<br />

2008 it was decided<br />

that people only have<br />

one drink before the<br />

meeting started.<br />

The charter dinner<br />

of the club was held in<br />

the Kenton town hall<br />

on <strong>April</strong> 4 2009,<br />

attended by 145<br />

people, including 67<br />

g u e st s .<br />

S t e e l e - G r ay<br />

mentioned the<br />

numerous projects<br />

and activities the club<br />

had been involved in,<br />

from friendship tours<br />

and establishing<br />

Interact Clubs at local<br />

schools, to snare<br />

removal and the<br />

annual garden<br />

competition.<br />

Kenton Rotary<br />

counts past district<br />

governors and<br />

assistant governors<br />

among its ranks, and<br />

has grown from 28<br />

members at its charter<br />

to 44 active members<br />

and six honorary<br />

members.<br />

Steele-Gray also<br />

called a roll of<br />

deceased members:<br />

Brian Bell, Dave Slater,<br />

Mike White, Olive<br />

Wilmot and Joan<br />

Jakins.<br />

It was then time for<br />

the main course – a<br />

buffet of<br />

Mediterranean rolled<br />

pork, beef<br />

bourguignon, mustard<br />

mash, jasmine rice,<br />

roasted butternut feta<br />

and walnut, minted<br />

peas and Big Fat<br />

Greek salad.<br />

While enjoying<br />

dessert of malva<br />

pudding, custard and<br />

ice-cream, Rotarians<br />

and guests could<br />

enjoy a slide show of<br />

photos of Rotary<br />

activities and<br />

memories over the<br />

past 10 years.<br />

A SLICE FOR EVERYONE: Kenton Rotary president Sandi Peter cuts the<br />

cake after the formalities at the club’s 10th birthday celebration last<br />

we e k<br />

SHARING MEMORIES: Bruce Steele-Gray, Tony Swift and Brian Pachonick at the Rotary Club of<br />

Kenton-on-Sea’s 10th birthday celebration at The Volo conference centre last week<br />

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Happy days as Royal Alfred<br />

Marina celebrates 30 years<br />

Two of the canals named<br />

after the original designers<br />

The Royal Alfred Marina<br />

clubhouse was filled to capacity<br />

last Tuesday evening when<br />

residents, former contractors and<br />

other invited guests attended the<br />

30th birthday celebration of the<br />

completion of the marina.<br />

In honour of the marina’s two<br />

developers who have passed on, the<br />

Royal Alfred Marina Homeowners<br />

Association (Ramhoa) has named<br />

two canals after them – the Keith<br />

Wilmot and Jannie van de Vyver<br />

canals.<br />

After Ramhoa executive committee<br />

member Isobel Meyer made the<br />

introductions, Pamcor’s Justin de<br />

Wet Steyn, the only surviving<br />

developer, took to the podium and<br />

described the building of the marina<br />

from its concept right through to its<br />

final commissioning in 1989.<br />

De Wet Steyn explained how the<br />

marina was designed to achieve the<br />

best possible tidal water quality and<br />

how the University of Natal created a<br />

scale-model to simulate the movement<br />

of the tide through the canals.<br />

“There was concern that the<br />

marina would cause problems in the<br />

quality of the water in the canals, but<br />

the model showed that not to be the<br />

case,” he explained.<br />

“The test indicated that all the<br />

water would be fully replaced with<br />

each tidal cycle and, provided the silt<br />

was removed, this was better than<br />

the international standard.”<br />

The marina has become an iconic<br />

symbol of Port Alfred, photographed<br />

as much to encourage buyers as to<br />

show the aesthetic beauty of the<br />

area. Each plot has a minimum direct<br />

water frontage of 15m and the sea<br />

can be reached directly from each<br />

property by boat.<br />

The design positions most of the<br />

homes in a north-easterly orientation<br />

allowing houses to take good<br />

advantage of the path of the sun.<br />

De Wet Steyn explained that the<br />

final authorisation for the building of<br />

the marina was delayed in Cape<br />

Town where politicians were<br />

reluctant to allow its construction<br />

due to some adverse opinions on its<br />

environmental impact on the river.<br />

“That was when we employed<br />

professor Johan Neethling from the<br />

University of the Western Cape to<br />

carry out extensive studies on the<br />

fish and benthic [river/seabed<br />

Turn to page 13<br />

PROUD HERITAGE: In honour of two original developers of the Royal Alfred Marina who have since passed away, two canals<br />

were renamed after them – the Jannie van de Vyver Canal and the Keith Wilmot Canal. This took place at the 30-year<br />

celebration held at the marina clubhouse on <strong>April</strong> 16. The extended families of the men stood holding plaques that would be<br />

positioned at the entrance of each canal<br />

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MARINA: Having a<br />

great time at the 30th<br />

anniversary of the<br />

Royal Port Alfred<br />

Marina last week<br />

were, from left,<br />

Phumla Mlonyeni,<br />

Estelle Jordaan and<br />

husband Jan, Simoné<br />

Adlem and Daniel<br />

Geldenhuys<br />

Picture: ROB KNOWLES<br />

JOB WELL DONE: Those responsible for keeping the Royal Alfred Marina<br />

clean and tidy were also thanked at the marina’s 30th birthday<br />

celebration at the clubhouse. From left are Imelda Oosthuizen and her<br />

husband Graven who is the supervisor at the marina, as well as marina<br />

manager Mike Hosty<br />

Picture: ROB KNOWLES<br />

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PREPARATORY WORK: The West Bank of the Kowie River was being<br />

levelled and retaining walls were constructed in 1988 in preparation for<br />

the construction of the Royal Alfred Marina<br />

Exemplar of<br />

marina design<br />

celebrated<br />

From page 12<br />

creatures] communities of the Kowie Estuary and<br />

concluded that the marina impacted the habitat<br />

and species positively,” he said.<br />

“The silt that built up was identified and a place<br />

on East Beach was designated where it could be<br />

deposited.”<br />

The marina was the first development in Port<br />

Alfred to enjoy full waterborne sanitation and the<br />

development brought about the construction of the<br />

local municipality’s sewerage works in 1988 which<br />

began serving the greater Port Alfred. It has since<br />

been upgraded.<br />

Storm water from the Marina is discharged<br />

directly into the canals and no reticulation is<br />

required. Maintenance is controlled by the<br />

executive committee elected annually by Ramhoa.<br />

This includes management and keeping in good<br />

clean order the canals, the tar roads and bridges<br />

along with residents’ facilities and amenities,<br />

namely the clubhouse and swimming pool, tennis<br />

and squash courts as well as being responsible for<br />

the security of the project.<br />

The Kowie River was canalised early in the 19th<br />

century with semi-permeable, stone-packed walls.<br />

In view of the fact that the marina canals<br />

experience full tidal exchange it makes a<br />

contribution to the ecosystem as it acts as a<br />

breeding grounds for juvenile species, a protected<br />

habitat areas for vulnerable species, and as areas<br />

for the production of plant tissue.<br />

It was a very festive atmosphere at last<br />

Tu e s d ay ’s celebration and local muso Anthony<br />

Caplan kept the atmosphere light with some great<br />

old favourites, as well as new songs. The food was<br />

delicious and plentiful and everyone had a great<br />

time celebrating this exemplar of marina design.<br />

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT: The course of the Kowie River was<br />

straightened to accommodate the Royal Alfred Marina as could be seen<br />

from the air in 1987<br />

Picture: LYNLEY CLARKE<br />

DUNES’ END: The sandy beach was being levelled to make way for the<br />

construction of the Royal Alfred Marina, as can been seen from this<br />

photograph from 1987<br />

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TEARING ALONG THE BEACH: Unavoidably, big<br />

machines were brought in 1988 to what was<br />

then East Beach in order to clear away sand<br />

that could hamper the development of the Royal<br />

Alfred Marina<br />

W H AT ’S HAPPENING? In 1988 locals visited the<br />

site where construction was under way to make<br />

way for the Royal Alfred Marina<br />

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moment on<br />

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IN THE MAKING: A photograph of the construction of the marina taken from a plane in 1987<br />

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A VIEW FROM THE WEST BANK: The marina development was well under way in 1988<br />

BEFORE THE MARINA: The East Bank of the Kowie River taken before the construction of the Royal<br />

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AERIAL VIEW: A closer view of the Kowie River<br />

as construction of the Royal Alfred Marina was<br />

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MR EGGY’S EASTER SUPRISE: The Feathers Farm mascot, Mr Eggy together with rep, Charlene Vorster,<br />

visited the Port Alfred High School Pre-Primary and Foundation Phase Classes last Thursday and<br />

handed out marshmallow Easter eggs to the delighted children<br />

Marketing is key to<br />

Feathers Farm’s<br />

success story<br />

“Grandpa realised early on that<br />

a good marketing strategy<br />

depends on three factors:<br />

quality, quantity and<br />

reliabilit y,” says Kate Knight,<br />

co-owner of local egg farm,<br />

Feathers Farm.<br />

The egg farm was<br />

established by Knight’s<br />

grandparents, Avro and Pat<br />

Randall in Southwell in 1948<br />

when drought all but wiped out<br />

Randall’s hopes of becoming a<br />

cattle farmer after serving in<br />

the air force as a pilot during<br />

the Second World War.<br />

The farm was purchased by<br />

Paul and Kate Knight from<br />

K at e ’s parents, Joc and George<br />

Guest in 1997 who had<br />

themselves fiercely guarded<br />

this recipe for market success.<br />

Knight remembers special<br />

deliveries being made by her<br />

parents to assist customers<br />

who had underestimated<br />

demand over high days and<br />

holidays such as Easter.<br />

During the Guests’ era, the<br />

brand was solidified under the<br />

name “Feathers Farm” and<br />

new packaging options<br />

explored and adopted.<br />

“Freshness has always been<br />

a cornerstone to the brand’s<br />

promise,” said Knight’s<br />

husband, Paul, who, together<br />

with his wife, has pioneered<br />

various unique selling points<br />

to differentiate their product in<br />

a fiercely competitive market.<br />

“We first began exploring<br />

the idea of a mascot in the<br />

early 2000s and were fortunate<br />

to purchase, via the internet,<br />

the Mr Eggy costume and<br />

import it from China.”<br />

He has been a hit ever since.<br />

The brand continued to<br />

move with the times with both<br />

product diversification and<br />

extension taking place.<br />

For example, Feathers Farm<br />

joined the Top Lay egg<br />

producers co-operative.<br />

“It made sense to band<br />

together with other leading<br />

egg producers to secure<br />

market channels, entrench the<br />

highest production standards<br />

and improve price negotiation<br />

with top retail chains.”<br />

The growing popularity of<br />

free-range eggs saw the<br />

couple move quickly and<br />

establish themselves as the<br />

biggest free range egg<br />

supplier in the Eastern Cape.<br />

On this front the Knights<br />

have brought about a double<br />

brand differentiation.<br />

F i r st , the farm is audited<br />

thus reassuring the consumer<br />

that their eggs are 100% free<br />

range and the laying hens are<br />

treated according to the<br />

highest international animal<br />

husbandary standards.<br />

Second, a delightfully downy<br />

feather is now a feature in<br />

every pack of their Scratch<br />

Patch free range eggs.<br />

“This idea came to me one<br />

day while out in the hen<br />

houses and a feather floated in<br />

a beam of sunlight in front of<br />

me,” explains Knight.<br />

Staff carefully collect the<br />

feathers which are then<br />

washed in a pillow slip in a<br />

washing machine, dried in the<br />

sun and then individually hand<br />

placed in the egg boxes.<br />

Far mers’ fate ‘litmus test’ of what<br />

will happen if state not confronted<br />



South Africans need to speak clearly and<br />

forcefully for their interests if they are to<br />

secure the future of the country as a free and<br />

prosperous society.<br />

This was the message delivered by Institute<br />

of Race Relations (IRR) project manager<br />

Terence Corrigan at the launch of the Southern<br />

African Agricultural Initiative (SAAI) in Pretoria<br />

r e c e n t l y.<br />

SA faces serious challenges, especially the<br />

threat to property rights in the drive towards<br />

Expropriation without Compensation, which is<br />

codified in the Expropriation Bill and<br />

reinforced by the determination of the ruling<br />

ANC to force through an amendment to the<br />

c o n st i t u t i o n .<br />

“Today we are at a watershed moment,” said<br />

Corrigan. “This is a point at which we need to<br />

declare a willingness to confront, however<br />

heretical it seems, the implications of the<br />

ideological currents that shape the decisions<br />

and policies taken by the South African<br />

government.”<br />

The fate of farmers was “the litmus test of<br />

what will happen to us all. Given what is at<br />

stake, in many respects all South Africans are<br />

commercial farmers today”.<br />

Sketching an overview of current<br />

developments, Corrigan cited IRR analysis<br />

showing that many in the ANC and in<br />

government were committed to empowering<br />

the state to intrude ever more deeply into the<br />

lives and property of South Africans. At the<br />

same time, demographic trends and economic<br />

failings were working against the ANC’s<br />

electoral dominance.<br />

“The ANC is rapidly running out of room to<br />

manoeuvre and is trapped in an ideological<br />

prison of its own making. Unable to reform,<br />

the ANC is likely to preside over an economy<br />


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that is unable to grow, and so turns instead to<br />

racial nationalist incitement to detract<br />

attention from its failures, animate its<br />

supporters to vote, and to open the way to the<br />

erosion of civil liberties and the rule of law –<br />

should it in time come to that,” said Corrigan.<br />

Appeasement had not proved to be an<br />

effective response.<br />

Too often organised interests had thrown<br />

away their influence by attempting to cut<br />

deals, or by attempting to win favour by<br />

representing government to their<br />

constituencies, rather than vice versa.<br />

This must stop. South Africans need to<br />

realise the gravity of the situation and push<br />

back. Central to this is for organisations to<br />

challenge these dangerous trends in the realm<br />

of ideas. Objecting to the reckless course of<br />

events, and countering it with solid arguments<br />

– directed not only at government or the<br />

ruling party, but at society as a whole – is<br />

crucial.<br />

The IRR has frequently called on people to<br />

take up this responsibility.<br />

Corrigan noted that the IRR had repeatedly<br />

stated over the past 12 months: “We cannot<br />

guarantee you that we will win because it is<br />

now late in the day, and more apparent than<br />

ever that those who assured you there was<br />

nothing to fear have been wrong all along. But<br />

we can guarantee you that we will fight so<br />

that we know we did all we could.”<br />

ý More than 150,000 South Africans have<br />

given the IRR a mandate to fight Expropriation<br />

without Compensation (EWC) on their behalf.<br />

The IRR has handed to the Office of the<br />

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A R C H D E A C O N RY<br />

St Paul’s Port Alfred – Ferndale Road.<br />

Sunday Eucharist 8.30am<br />

Wednesday: Eucharist 8.30am.<br />

St Barnabas – Nemato Port Alfred<br />

Sunday Eucharist 9am.<br />

St John’s – Bathurst Sunday Eucharist<br />

8.30am<br />

St Mary’s – Cuylerville 11am Eucharist (1st<br />

Sunday in the month only).<br />

St James – Southwell 11am Eucharist (3rd<br />

Sunday in the month only).<br />

Enquiries: (046) 624-1236.<br />


St David’s Bushman’s River Mouth<br />

Holy Communion Service:<br />

Sunday 8am<br />

Wednesday 9am.<br />

Christ Church, Alexandria Eucharist S u n d ay<br />

9am.<br />

Enquiries: : Graeme Hutchison<br />

082-955 -5051.<br />


ASSEMBLY ALEXANDRIA – 14 De Wet Street<br />

Sundays at 10am and 6pm<br />

Wednesday Prayer meeting at 6.30pm.<br />

Enquiries: Pastor Alan Cannon<br />

072-907-8405..<br />


Vir AP Kerkdienste. Kontak Anton Kok by<br />

082-964 -3123.<br />


The Village Chapel, 1 The Stables, Kowie<br />

Road, Bathurst<br />

Ser vices: Sundays at 9am<br />

Pastor on 084-441-2876 or (046) 624-3623.<br />


St James Catholic Church – Caxton Lane,<br />

Port Alfred.<br />

Mass Times: Sunday – 9.30am<br />

Tuesday – 5pm<br />

Friday – 8.30am<br />

Fr Nkosinathi Njoko OFM (046) 624-1509 /<br />

073 - 384 - 9133 .<br />

St Thomas Catholic Church – Tenth St,<br />

Station Hill, Port Alfred.<br />

Mass Times: Sunday – 9.30am,<br />

Wednesday – 6pm<br />

St Anthony’s Catholic Church – Bushman’s<br />

River Mouth.<br />

Mass Times: Sunday – 7.30am<br />

Sacred Heart Catholic Church – A l ex a n d r i a .<br />

Mass Times: Saturday – 5.30pm<br />

Enquiries: Fr Trymos Munyaka on (046)<br />

624-1509 or 082-676-6573<br />


Guide Hall in Causeway .<br />

Sunday morning service – 9am.<br />

Pastor: Bazil Mauer 082 061 5463 Email:<br />


p a c e l e b ra t i o n c e n t re @ g m a i l . c o m All welcome.<br />


Goodwill Centre.<br />

Sunday 9.30am.<br />

Enquiries: 082-600-5429.<br />


770 Runeli Drive, Nemato.<br />

Sunday Services: 10am-12pm.<br />

Evening services 6-8pm. Tel/Fax: (046)<br />

624 -2632.<br />


3013 Shiceka Street, Nemato<br />

Sunday Services: 9.30-12pm.<br />

Evening 5pm-7pm.<br />

Contact: 083-513-5638.<br />


Morning services and Children’s church<br />

(Ignite) 9.30am.<br />

Evening services 6pm – (NO evening service<br />

on the last Sunday of the month)<br />

Youth: Fridays: Grades 1-3 (KICK) at 5pm-6pm,<br />

Grades 4-7 (SWAT) at 6pm-7pm. Grades 8-12<br />

(G63) at 7pm-9pm.<br />

Pastor: Josh de Wit – 073 -166-2 939<br />

Office: (046) 624-1335.<br />

We b s i te : w w w. p o r t a l f re d b a p t i s t . c o . z a<br />

Email: p o r t a l f re d b a p t i s t @ g m a i l . c o m<br />


21 Masonic Street, Port Alfred.<br />

Grace Bible College (Free) Mon – Fri am.<br />

Sunday: 9am.<br />

Contact: John 073-633-2465.<br />


Sunday Morning Service 9.30am.<br />

Evening Service: 6.30pm.<br />

Friday Junior Youth: 7pm.<br />

Enquiries: (046) 624-1915.<br />


Sunday morning: 10am.<br />

Enquiries: Pastor P Israel 084-582-4607<br />


Eredienste elke Sondag oggend om 9vm in<br />

die “Settlers Church” historiese monument)<br />

h/v Buthurst str and North str. Navrae ds<br />

Aucamp by (046) 654-0106/083-654-9190 of<br />

Bert Venter by (046)<br />

654 -0272/082-451-2426.<br />


Albany Centre, 90 Albany Road.<br />

“For the law was given through Moses, but<br />

grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”<br />

(John 1:17).<br />

Sundays: 9.30am<br />

Contact: Gary Ford 072-761-3417, (046)<br />

624 -4985<br />


Previously Bushmans Family Fellowship meet<br />

in Bushmans Town Hall 9am Sunday<br />

mornings! All welcome!<br />

Contact: Ps Charles Southey 078-650-3694.<br />


Meets at the MyPond Hotel Conference Centre<br />

every Sunday from 10am (intercessory prayer<br />

followed by the service) until 1pm.<br />


Sunday Morning Service and Club Jesus.<br />

(ages 4 to 12) 9am. (Baby cry room).<br />

Sunday Evening Service: 6.30pm. (Praise and<br />

p r ay e r ).<br />

Friday evening “G U TS ” (All Teens Welcome)<br />

6pm-8pm.<br />

Free Bible school – Tuesdays 6.30pm.<br />

Enquiries: PS Leon De Smidt 082-330-6865.<br />


WESLEY (Hards St):<br />

Every Sunday: 8.30am (only).<br />


Sunday service: 10am.<br />

Bible Study : Wednesday 6.15pm<br />

Cell 074-582-0812.<br />

STATION HILL (Windvogel St):<br />

Every Sunday: 11am and 4pm<br />

B AT H U R ST (York Rd):<br />

Every Sunday: 9am<br />

C LU M B E R (Shaw Park Rd from Bathurst then<br />

Martindale turn off):<br />

Monthly services on fourth Sunday of every<br />

month at 11am.<br />

ROKEBY PARK (Opp Halfway Store on<br />

Grahamstown Rd):<br />

Second Sunday: 11am.<br />

KLEINEMONDE ( N at u r e ’s Way):<br />

First, Third and Fifth Sundays: 11am<br />

Enquiries: (046) 624-2420.<br />

K E N TO N :<br />

Every Sunday: 8.30am.<br />

Call 084-319-9634, Rev Rod Burton.<br />



26, Port Alfred, 6170<br />

Kantoorure: Maandag tot Vrydag 8am-12pm.<br />

Tel: (046) 624-3534<br />

PORT ALFRED: (Broadway 26)<br />

Elke Sondag: 9vm.<br />

Kinderkerk and Kategese tydens erediens.<br />

BOESMANSRIVIERMOND: (Mainst reet)<br />

Elke Sondag: 9vm.<br />

Kinderkerk tydens die erediens en 10vm<br />

K at e g e s e .<br />


Dienste elke 4de Sondag van die maand:<br />

11vm.<br />

Leraar: Ds Wikus Venter Sel: 078-800-3353<br />

ALEXANDRIA: (Mainst reet)<br />

Erediens elke Sondag: 09:30am.<br />

Kantoorure: Maandag tot Vrydag 8am- 1pm.<br />

Tel: (046) 653- 0147.<br />

Kontak: Ds Willem Schoeman (046)<br />

653-0010 of 083-607-8790.<br />


St Nicolas, Beachweg, Port Alfred<br />

Eredienste: Elke Sondag om 9vm.<br />

Kategese na erediens.<br />

Kontak Prof John Gericke (046) 624-90<strong>25</strong><br />

of sel 082-565-9534<br />


Port Alfred and Kenton on Sea.<br />

For information on services. Eddie<br />

078-752-2233 or Arnol 082-809-3421.<br />


Honeycombsentrum, 88 Albanyweg, Port<br />

Alfre d.<br />

Sondae: 9.30vm en 6.30nm.<br />

Dinsdae: Vrouebiduur 10vm<br />

Woensdae: Seldiens by kerk 7nm<br />

Vir meer inligting kontak: Pastoor Theo en<br />

Marinda Snyman 084-811-0606 / (046)<br />

624-2265. Almal welkom – All welcome<br />


Perisos (Oorvloed/Abundance) nooi u uit na<br />

samekomste: Alexandria. Elke Sondag om<br />

9.30vm te Maria-saal (agter Caltex-garage).<br />

073 - 586 - 0201 .<br />

Prediker Theunis Pienaar – 082- 895 - 8830 .<br />

Ons verkondig: Oorvloed in Christus.<br />


Corner of Southwell and Becker Street.<br />

Sunday worship and Children’s Church: 9am –<br />

10am<br />

Communion Services: 1st Sunday of the<br />

month<br />

Cell groups: Monday 4pm at the church and<br />

Thursday 7pm at 11 Lambert Road.<br />

Enquiries: Errol Parsons 084-800-3033 /<br />

(046) 624-4471.<br />


Service Times – Saturdays: 9:30am- 12 noon.<br />

Enquiries: Judith on 083-652-5655 or Trevor<br />

082- 492-3789.<br />


Sunday mornings: 10am<br />

Monday and Wednesday: 7pm<br />

Youth on Friday evenings: 7pm.<br />

Enquiries: Dan Hilpert 079-649-8750.<br />



Meets Sunday mornings 9am in Kenton on<br />

Sea Town Hall. The 1st church in South Africa<br />

to be operating on this concept. Called<br />

Student Church as the services are run by the<br />

full time students from Generation Impact<br />

Bible College. Believers of all ages welcome.<br />

Exciting Children’s Church available.A church<br />

that equips Saints of all ages. Contact:<br />

Madelein 084-513-7306.<br />


Sunday morning services: 9am.<br />

All are welcome.<br />

Enquiries: Gavin – 079-211-4675 or Diana –<br />

072-344 -1102<br />



Meets every Sunday for Sacrament Service at<br />

9am followed by Sunday School at 10am.<br />

Priest hood meeting at 11am and Relief<br />

Society meeting at 11am.<br />

New church location is <strong>25</strong> Biscay Road across<br />

the street from Sky Security in Port Alfred.<br />

Visitors welcome.<br />

Phone: 083-452-8801 or 078-132-7336.<br />


Contemporary – Connected – Commit ted.<br />

“Connecting people to people – Connecting<br />

people to God.”<br />

M e et i n g s :<br />

Sunday 9:30am<br />

Wednesday: 6:30pm<br />

“Connect Groups”. Directions: Turn left into<br />

Van Riebeeck Street – Last street on main<br />

road leaving Port Alfred for PE (VW<br />

Showroom on corner) – 800m turn first right<br />

into Green Lane – Go straight up to T-junction<br />

will see roof of church ahead.<br />

Enquiries: 083-444-9380/ 082-373-8181 /<br />

082- 677-78 00 .<br />



Across the road from the BP garage and<br />

fire station open every day 8am-12pm<br />

except Mondays.<br />

Sunday : 9am (Morning Service with Mother’s<br />

room and Children’s Church)<br />

Evening service: 6pm. All are welcome.<br />

Youth: 6.30pm on Friday Evening.<br />

Enquiries: (046) 624-2381, After hours:<br />

072-219 -9065.<br />


Complete this Sudoku and be in line to win a R35 voucher from<br />

Wharf Street Fruit & Veg in Wharf Street.Entries must be in by<br />

3:30pm on Tuesday at the TotT office - 29 Miles St. Winner to<br />

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ENJOYING THE OCCASION: Hein Claassen and<br />

Liana Hamman attended the opening ceremony<br />

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TANYA<br />

082 565 8660<br />

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Kennels and Pets<br />

34 Atherstone Road<br />

Port Alfred, EC<br />

Dr L de Bruyn<br />

Dr H Brink<br />

Dr M Van Vuuren<br />

Dr J Krüger<br />

Consulting Hours:<br />

Week days<br />

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Sundays 10:00 – 12:00<br />

Contact us:<br />

Tel: 046 624 1092<br />

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Emergency No:<br />

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Expanded kennels<br />

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5550<br />

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Require stock for their<br />

charity shop. We accept<br />

anything including<br />

furniture, crockery, cutlery,<br />

kitchen and electrical<br />

appliances, glassware,<br />


linen, curtains, clothes,<br />

toys, books, bric a brac etc.<br />




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professional service.<br />

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cupboards, decks,<br />

windows, building,<br />

plumbing and electrical,<br />


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Park, Bushman’s<br />

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Employment Wtd.<br />

BONGANI is looking for<br />

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PHONE: 062 931<br />

6344<br />

MATILDA is looking for<br />

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Thursdays<br />

only.<br />

References available.<br />

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6150<br />

Employment Wtd.<br />

PHUMEZA is looking for a<br />

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and Fridays. References<br />

available.<br />

Phone:<br />

073 719 4666<br />

Thandeka is looking for a<br />

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part-time. References<br />

available.<br />

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All Tenants are screened and<br />

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We update payment profile<br />

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Contact us for professional<br />

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Contact Arlene Du Plessis<br />

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Harcourts Port Alfred<br />

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5140 086 who was married out of<br />

community of property and died on the<br />

12 th December 2018 and resident at 52<br />

Umdoni Downs, Port Alfred<br />

ESTATE NUMBER 343/<strong>2019</strong><br />

The First and Final Liquidation Account<br />

in the above estate will lie for inspection at<br />



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from the 26 th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the 4 th<br />

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Identity Number 500704 0134 082, to whom<br />

he was married in community of property, of<br />


ESTATE NUMBER 185/<strong>2019</strong><br />




within 30 days of the 26 th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this 15 th<br />

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2. Kleinemonde (East) 14 Dec – 05 January 2020 3 Lifeguards<br />

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4. Port Alfred (West) 06 Dec – 05 January 2020 3 Lifeguards<br />

5. Boesmans River Beach 06 Dec – 05 January 2020 3 Lifeguards<br />

6. Boknes Beach 06 Dec – 05 January 2020 3 Lifeguards<br />

7. Boknes Lagoon 06 Dec – 05 January 2020 1 Lifeguard<br />

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The abovementioned MBD forms and proposed Service Level Agreement (SLA) are<br />

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Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelope clearly marked “NOTICE 92/<strong>2019</strong> - LIFEGUARD-<br />

ING TENDER <strong>2019</strong>/2020” and be placed in a tender box in the ¿, <br />

not later than 12:00 <br />

Centre at 12:00 on the same day.<br />

For enquiries contact telephone 046-604 5527 or Ms T Mapekula on 046 604<br />

5606 for Supply Chain related enquiries.<br />

NOTICE NUMBER 92 / <strong>2019</strong><br />


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ENJOYING THE VIBE: From left, Bryan Mentz and Lyle Schentke of EP Bodyboarding with Bernadette<br />

Nel-Naude of Atlas Security at the opening ceremony of the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi<br />

Challenge last Friday night<br />

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SURFERS REPRESENT: From left, Richard Heny, Dave Macgregor and his son Kye at the opening<br />

ceremony of the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge last Friday night<br />







Tenders are hereby invited for the transportation of livestock found in Public Open Spaces<br />

throughout the jurisdiction of Ndlambe municipality, to the Alexandria Pound for the <strong>2019</strong>/2020<br />

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The livestock truck to be used needs to meet the requirements of relevant legislation<br />

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The truck, the driver and a team of herders must be available 24 hours per day, 7<br />

days a week so that it can respond to call outs of stray animals when reported by the<br />

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All livestock loaded need to be recorded at the nearest South African Police Services<br />

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A logbook is to be kept of all call outs, kilometers travelled, start and end times, load<br />

carried and be made available for inspection when requested by a duly authorised<br />

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Bidding fees should include and specify, the following:<br />

Rate per kilometer for travelling<br />

Rate per hour for call-out<br />

Rate per head of livestock to transport<br />


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Ndlambe Municipality does not bind itself to accept the lowest written quotation or any<br />

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Proof of Company registration must be provided<br />

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Evidence of registration of company on the Central Supplier Database must be provided<br />

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Bidders must complete Council’s Declaration of Interest form (MBD4<br />

¿MBD9<br />

Bidders who wish to claim for preferential points in terms of the Preferential Procurement<br />

Regulations, 2017, must submit a completed form MBD 6.1 as well as a CERTIFIED<br />

COPY<br />

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It should be noted that the 80/20 points system will be applied, 80 being for price and<br />

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available for download from:<br />

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¿. Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelope clearly marked “NOTICE<br />

93/<strong>2019</strong> - TRANSPORTATION OF LIVESTOCK” and be placed in a tender box in the<br />

¿, not later than 12:00 <br />

<strong>2019</strong> Tenders will be open at Civic Centre at 12:00<br />

For enquiries contact telephone 046-604 5527 or Ms T Mapekula on 046 604<br />

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NOTICE NUMBER 93/ <strong>2019</strong><br />


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1 JULY <strong>2019</strong> to 30 JUNE 2020<br />

Ndlambe Municipality invites interested parties to submit quotations to be a Service Provider/<br />

Agent for the issuing of boat licences on behalf of the Municipality.<br />

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1. Applications are hereby invited for a Service Provider to issue boat licenses in the<br />

Port Alfred area.<br />

2. Successful Bidders will be required to enter into a Service Level Agreement with<br />

Ndlambe Municipality for rendering the service of issuing boat licenses in terms of the<br />

By-law for the Control of Boats and others activities on the rivers within the Ndlambe<br />

area of jurisdiction, 2003.<br />

3. The Service Level Agreement will come into effect once it has been signed by both<br />

parties and will run from the date signed up until 30 June 2020.<br />

4. All personnel appointed must be suitably trained by the Service Provider (assistance<br />

may be given by the municipal representative) to deal with monies received from the<br />

Public and permits issued to them. The person dealing with the Public must be able<br />

to converse in English.<br />

5. It is imperative that the Service Provider makes a card system pay-point available<br />

for payment purposes and costs incurred in this regard will be for the account of the<br />

Service Provider.<br />

6. For convenience purposes, the Service Provider should have premises close to boatlaunching<br />

sites. It will also be necessary for the successful Bidder to work outside of<br />

normal working hours, i.e. weekends and public holidays.<br />

7. The Service Provider and all personnel must have a broad knowledge of the Ndlambe<br />

Municipal By-law: Regulations for the control of boating and other activities along the<br />

Ndlambe rivers, promulgated in 2003.<br />

8. The successful Bidder will be required to have the best interests of the Municipality<br />

at all times in their duties as an Agent of the Municipality.<br />

9. The Service Provider will be responsible for the safekeeping of all cash received until<br />

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10. An agreed fee per services will be based on the Ndlambe Municipal Council decision.<br />

It must be noted that the fee is per annual boat registration license / permit from<br />

the 1 st July <strong>2019</strong> to the 30 th June 2020, excluding VAT.<br />

11. All monies received and paid over to the Municipality are to be accompanied by corresponding<br />

and balancing spread-sheets to be given to the Environmental Conservation Unit.<br />

12. The Service Provider shall, on a monthly basis, compile a boat owner database of all<br />

boat registrations issued.<br />

13. Ndlambe Municipality does not bind itself to accept the lowest bid or any other bid<br />

and reserves the right to accept the whole or part of the bid.<br />

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a) Bids that are late will not be considered, whilst the lowest or only quotation will not<br />

necessarily be accepted. Quotations per fax or E-mail will also not be considered.<br />

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PIN or TCC number must be provided.<br />

d) Bidders must complete Council’s Declaration of Interest form (MBD4).<br />

¿(MBD9).<br />

f) Bidders who wish to claim for preferential points in terms of the Preferential<br />

MBD 6.1 as well as<br />

a of the proof of B-BBEE status level of contribution.<br />

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bidder being a company, also in respect of any of its directors).<br />

h) Evidence of registration with National Central Supplier Database (CSD) must be<br />

provided (“MAAA” number).<br />

It should be noted that the 80/20 points system will be applied, 80 being for price and 20 for the<br />

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The award will be made in terms of the Municipality’s Supply Chain Management Policy.<br />

The abovementioned MBD forms and proposed Service Level Agreement (SLA) are<br />

available for download from:<br />

http://www.ndlambe.gov.za/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&Itemid=&gid=46<br />

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separately in a sealed envelope marked “NOTICE NUMBER 94/<strong>2019</strong> - PROVISION TO ACT<br />


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later than 12h00 on 13 May <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

For enquiries contact Mr SJ Fouché – telephone 046-604 5527 or Ms T Mapekula<br />

046 604 5606 for Supply Chain related enquiries.<br />

NOTICE NUMBER 94/<strong>2019</strong><br />


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RIDING THE WAVES: Bodyboarders glide through the waves at the SA Bodyboarding Champs last Friday, which is part of the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge<br />

Pictures: JON HOUZET<br />









Tenders are hereby invited for the rendering of shredding (chipping) of garden refuse within<br />

the area of Wards 2,3 and 4 (Cannon Rocks, Boknes, Kenton-on-Sea and Bushmans River<br />

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c) Proof of Company registration must be provided<br />

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f) MBD4<br />

g) ¿MBD9<br />

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NOTICE NUMBER 91 / <strong>2019</strong><br />


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Tenders are hereby invited for the supply and delivery of Wheelie Bins as follows:<br />


1. Supply and delivery of 1000 (One Thousand Only) Wheelie Bins to Ndlambe Municipality:<br />

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SABS standard;<br />

Heavy-duty plastic;<br />

240 litre capacity;<br />

Green in colour;<br />

1080mm in height; 580mm in width, 640mm in length;<br />

Rubber wheels and galvanised steel axles.<br />

3. Bidder to produce a sample of offered bin during the Bid Evaluation process.<br />

4. Delivery must be to the Port Alfred Municipal Stores and take place within 14 days of<br />

receiving the award.<br />


a) ¿<br />

b) Ndlambe Municipality does not bind itself to accept the lowest written quotation or<br />

any other quotations and reserves the right to accept the whole or part of the formal<br />

request.<br />

c) Proof of Company registration must be provided<br />

d) ¿<br />

a tax reference number and PIN or TCC number must be provided.<br />

e) Evidence of registration of company on the Central Supplier Database must be provided<br />

(CSD “MAAA” number).<br />

f) Bidders must complete Council’s Declaration of Interest form (MBD4).<br />

g) ¿MBD9).<br />

h) Bidders who wish to claim for preferential points in terms of the Preferential Procurement<br />

Regulations, 2017, must submit a completed form MBD 6.1 as well as a CERTIFIED<br />

COPY of the proof of B-BBEE status level of contribution.<br />

i) ¿<br />

are to be provided.<br />

j) ¿MBD<br />

6.2). The minimum local production content threshold in respect of the required goods,<br />

as determined by the DTI, is 100%.<br />

k) <br />

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2017.<br />

l) The award will be made in terms of the Municipality’s Supply Chain Management Policy.<br />

The abovementioned MBD forms are available for download from: <br />

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¿. Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelope clearly marked “NOTICE 90/<strong>2019</strong><br />

- WHEELIE BINS” and be placed in a tender box in the ¿, <br />

not later than 12:00 <br />

For enquiries contact telephone 046-604 5527 or Ms T Mapekula for Supply<br />

Chain related enquiries.<br />

NOTICE NUMBER 90 / <strong>2019</strong><br />


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<strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Trail run fitting start to Challenge<br />

The Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi<br />

Challenge kicked off with an 8km<br />

Trail Run organised by the Kowie<br />

Striders last Friday morning.<br />

Just under 100 participants set off<br />

across the Royal Port Alfred Golf Course<br />

at 7.30am. Most were keenly competitive<br />

runners, with walkers bringing up the<br />

rear. Jon Houzet and Adele Steck from<br />

Talk of the Town joined the throng.<br />

On the other side of the golf course,<br />

marshals handed out much appreciated<br />

Easter eggs to give runners an energy<br />

b o o st .<br />

From there the route followed a stretch<br />

of road and then onto the beach at<br />

Saltvlei. It was tough going on the<br />

beach as the sand was soft. Opting to<br />

walk over the rocky areas was tricky in<br />

case of a fall.<br />

There was much relief when the route<br />

moved off the beach at Kelly’s Blue Flag<br />

Beach. From there it was an interesting<br />

little loop on tar and dirt roads just<br />

behind the beach until we groaned at the<br />

prospect of another stretch of beach at<br />

West Beach. But here the sand was much<br />

firmer and a pleasure to walk on in the<br />

beautiful morning weather, observing the<br />

start of the SA Bodyboarding Champs<br />

taking place at the beach.<br />

Marshals directed us to a short stretch<br />

on the Kowie River towpath just past<br />

Guido’s, then along Beach Road and up<br />

the notorious old concrete staircase that<br />

caused a number of participants to slow<br />

down and take a breather.<br />

The staircase leads to Grand Street and<br />

from there we went down Muller Drive<br />

and entered the final stretch on a trail<br />

through dune bush behind Medolino<br />

Caravan Park, before coming out a<br />

st o n e ’s throw from the finish at the Royal<br />

St Andrew’s Hotel.<br />

The winner of the race was Vusi Zondo<br />

in a spectacular time of 26:51, with Nikelo<br />

Lolwana second in 27:48 and Sinethemba<br />

Jilingisi third in 28:07.<br />

First woman home was Asanda Zamisa<br />

in 36:16, with Roxi Smith second in 36:33<br />

and Jene Banfield third in 38:45.<br />

Among the walkers, and coming in<br />

ahead of a couple of runners, Jon Houzet<br />

was proudly first in one hour 11 minutes<br />

and 18 seconds.<br />

Cash prizes were awarded to the<br />

winners, including in age categories.<br />

WINNERS ALL: The top five male finishers in the 8km<br />

Trail Run, back from left, Nikelo Lolwana (second), Vusi<br />

Zondo (first), Sinethemba Jilingisi (third), Sizakele<br />

Dayimani (fourth) and Ndoda Jekana (fifth), with, in<br />

front, BS Sports CEO Sxeaks Nkwinti, the man behind<br />

the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge<br />

INSPIRING FINISH: The oldest entrant in the 8km Trail Run and winning a<br />

prize for her efforts was Glenda Hicks, 81, pictured with Linda Bekker of<br />

the sponsor, the Royal St Andrews Hotel<br />

Pictures: JON HOUZET<br />

Hoërskool P.J. Olivier<br />

Grahamstad<br />

Waar kinders gelukkig is!<br />

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TOP WOMEN: The first<br />

five women across the<br />

finish line in the 8km<br />

Trail Run were, from<br />

left, Roxi Smith<br />

(second), Asanda<br />

Zamisa (first), Jene<br />

Banfield (third), Jacky<br />

Kobokana (fourth) and<br />

Caroline (no surname<br />

provided) in fifth place<br />


WILLEM JACOBUS NEL, Identity Number<br />

360910 5053 081 who died on the 28 th<br />

January 2018 and CHRISTINA ALLETA<br />

NEL, Identity Number 420423 0031 084<br />

to whom he was married in community of<br />

property, of 20 Lancing Street, Port Alfred<br />

ESTATE NUMBER 609/2018<br />

The First and Final Liquidation Account in<br />

the above estate will lie for inspection at<br />

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Grahamstown and at the Magistrate’s Court,<br />

Port Alfred for a period of twenty-one days<br />

from the 26 th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this 5 th Day<br />

of <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />


Agent for the Executor<br />

Neave Stötter Inc<br />

37 Campbell Street<br />


Ref: pk/MAT8747<br />


MARIE STIRK, Identity Number 341223<br />

0010 088, of Damant Lodge, Port Alfred,<br />

who died on the 16 th February <strong>2019</strong> and<br />

who was married out of community of<br />

property<br />

ESTATE NUMBER 960/<strong>2019</strong><br />

Creditors and Debtors of the above<br />

deceased are hereby requested to<br />

lodge their claims with and pay their<br />

debts to the undersigned within 30 days<br />

of the 26 th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the<br />

8 th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

N S<strong>TOTT</strong>ER<br />

Executor<br />

Neave Stotter Inc<br />

37 Campbell Street<br />


Ref. pk/MAT9518<br />


MARY KITKAT, Identity Number 400106<br />

0045 089 who was a widow and died on the<br />

10 th February 2016 and resident at Dolphin<br />

Coast Nursing Home, Kenton on Sea<br />

ESTATE NUMBER 1841/2016<br />

The First and Final Liquidation Account<br />

in the above estate will lie for inspection at<br />

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Port Alfred for a period of twenty-one days<br />

from the 26 th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the<br />

10 th Day of <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

JS NEAVE<br />

Co-Executor<br />

Neave Stötter Inc<br />

37 Campbell Street<br />


Ref: pk/MAT7583<br />


WHITFIELD TURNER, Identity Number<br />

300603 5010 085 who was a widower and<br />

died on the 6 th October 2018 and resident<br />

at Damant Lodge Frail Care, Port Alfred.<br />

ESTATE NUMBER 3475/2018<br />

The First and Final Liquidation Account in<br />

the above estate will lie for inspection at<br />

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Port Alfred for a period of twenty-one days<br />

from the 26 th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this 4 th Day<br />

of <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />


Executor<br />

Neave Stötter Inc<br />

37 Campbell Street<br />


Ref.: pk/MAT9<strong>25</strong>9

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ANOTHER BEAUTY: William Duncan, from the<br />

same boat as Wayne Macintosh, with his<br />

8.<strong>25</strong>kg dorado<br />

KOB WAS PLENTIFUL: Joe Lee with a 3.5kg kob<br />

at the weigh-in of the Port Alfred Ski-boat<br />

Club’s annual Easter fishing competition<br />

DEEP-SEA TREASURE: Wayne Macintosh with an<br />

enviable 8.75kg dorado<br />

Excellent Easter fishing competition<br />


Though not part of the Amanzi Challenge, the<br />

Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club (PARSC)<br />

held their annual Easter fishing competition<br />

last weekend, opting to finish on Good Friday<br />

because of predicted deteriorating conditions<br />

over the weekend.<br />

PARSC chair Keith Fryer said it was a very<br />

successful competition with 18 boats taking<br />

part, including a lot of out-of-towners.<br />

Two boats – No Fear and Sunfish – shared<br />

first place in the bottom fishing section of the<br />

competition, splitting the R12,000 cash prize.<br />

COLOURFUL CATCH: Kallie Ludicke from the boat<br />

Duimpie with his 4.4kg Miss Lucy<br />

Dave Duncan on Tintin won the game<br />

fishing section, getting R7,500.<br />

The best angler was Flakkie de Villiers from<br />

Kenton-on-Sea, who caught four species,<br />

winning himself R3,000 and a rod and reel.<br />

“It was a species competition, and anglers<br />

were only allowed to weigh in one fish per<br />

SLIPPERY ONE: Albert Kolver had to get a grip on<br />

his 5.05kg kob at weigh-in Pictures: JON HOUZET<br />

species. We don’t want to purge the ocean,”<br />

Fryer said.<br />

“A few guys didn’t get it and we had to<br />

explain the rules to them, but the bulk of the<br />

guys went for species.<br />

“There were 12 species that could be<br />

caught and there were minimum weights.”<br />

NEW VENUE FOR FUNCTIONS: The Volo Function<br />

and Conference Venue in Kenton-on-Sea offers a<br />

fully equipped intimate venue for small to<br />

medium sizes groups of 70 to 100 people<br />

New development at The Volo<br />

Since Eugene and Ruleen de Witt started<br />

refurbishing The Volo in June 2018, a lot has been<br />

achieved in the interest of enhancing the customer<br />

experience.<br />

This includes a total makeover of the bar area,<br />

new air-conditioning, and smoke extraction in the<br />

smoking areas, and refurbishment in the gaming<br />

area. The new Volo Pizzeria with a wood-fire pizza<br />

oven has a regular following of locals and visitors to<br />

Kenton-on-Sea.<br />

The Shipwreck Gin and Cocktail bar is open every<br />

Friday and Saturday out of season, where the theme<br />

is “chill to chill music” while sipping a great gin or<br />

and exotic cocktail after work or before dinner. The<br />

cocktail bar is available for private functions such<br />

as book clubs and bachelorettes parties.<br />

The latest development, The Volo Function and<br />

Conference Venue, recently opened. This venue<br />

offers a fully equipped intimate venue for small to<br />

medium sizes groups of 70 to 100 people.<br />

The Volo Function and Conference Venue is the<br />

upstairs area above Continental Restaurant,<br />

equipped with a stage, mobile podium, permanent<br />

quality sound, drop down screen for projection<br />

including a proxima. It is also fully air-conditioned.<br />

There is a bar area that can be provided with<br />

service and stock for functions. Catering for every<br />

taste can be done on site from Continental<br />

Restaurant and or the pizzeria. The Shipwreck Gin<br />

and Cocktail bar downstairs can be used for<br />

pre-function drinks if required.<br />

OPTIONAL SERVICE: The bar area of the Volo<br />

Function and Conference Venue, located above<br />

the Continental Restaurant in Kenton-on-Sea<br />


Results for Thursday, 18 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Red Section (7tables)<br />

N-S 1st C Fletcher & A Osinski 58.9%<br />

2nd C Hill & H Webber 54.3%<br />

E-W 1st H Clohessy & G Wallace 60.8%<br />

2nd N Wood & R Wood 58.8%<br />

Green Section (9 tables)<br />

N-S 1st L Inglis & L Lombard 66.3%<br />

2nd L Stephens & J Rogers 65.8%<br />

E-W 1st B Osborne & S Shaw 64.2%<br />

2nd W Jurgensen & L Wisener 56.3%<br />

Board 7 (from <strong>April</strong> 15th): Dealer S,<br />

both vulnerable<br />

¹ Exclusive bid (excludes Spades and clubs), showing the two red suits.<br />

The table shows two possibilities (there are more) for bidding Board 7.<br />

Although North has a hand powerful enough to double, the shortage in<br />

clubs, taken together with the shortage in spades, is likely to result in a<br />

club response from South; possibly after a pre-emptive raise in spades<br />

from East. The 3C bid in 1 shows a ‘red two suiter’ and the hand is powerful enough to make a<br />

further bid, even if South passes initially and East raises spades.<br />

À<br />

with a potentially useful distribution, plus no defensive values.<br />

If N-S bid to 5H, West should not double, because it will alert declarer to play for a 4:1 heart<br />

ÀÀ<br />

will reveal the heart position to North; who may decide to bid (and make) 6D by playing for the<br />

revealed heart position.<br />

Results by section<br />

Red Section 4H+1; 5D+1; 5H=; 5H*= (2); 5S*-1; 5S**-1<br />

Green Section 4H=; 4H+1; 5H-1; 5H=; 5H*= (2); 5S*-1; 5S*-2; 6H-2<br />

Full results at: www.pabridge.co.za, including details of all the hands.<br />

Results for Monday, 22 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Red Section (5 tables)<br />

N-S 1st T Paterson & A Ridderhof 61.0%<br />

2nd H Clohessy & G Wallace 50.8%<br />

E-W 1st C Fletcher & A Osinski 62.4%<br />

2nd Patricia & David Townsend 50.4%<br />

Green Section (5 tables)<br />

N-S 1st T Versfeld & J Gie 53.0%<br />

2nd C Bennet & P Bailes 52.0%<br />

E-W 1st L Stephens & J Rogers 62.5%<br />

2nd A Corrans & C Hill 58.5 %<br />

Board 9: Dealer N, E-W vulnerable<br />

Alert listeners can often elucidate information concerning relative strengths<br />

from bids and absence of bids!<br />

This sequence is easy to read by South in that North has made a minimum<br />

opening; East has made a minimum double, presumably holding both majors. Therefore assume<br />

À<br />

suit to justify a bid. You have good diamonds and a potentially useful club suit, so bid 4D.<br />

À<br />

lead. From the bidding East is sure to have a maximum of one diamond; so lead the diamond 2.<br />

This will, or should be. Interpreted by partner as a suit preference signal, to win the trick and lead<br />

back a club. South obliges by leading back the club Queen, and the contract goes down.<br />

When South wins the trick with the diamond Queen it is obvious that North holds the diamond Ace,<br />

so must have reason for not playing it, after noting from the bidding that the defenders are likely to<br />

À<br />

Results by section<br />

Red Section Pass, 3D+1; 3D+3; 3H=; 4S+1<br />

Green Section 3H-2; 3H=; 4D=; 5D=; 5C-1<br />

Full results at: www.pabridge.co.za, including details of all the hands.

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<strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />


There was a good turnout of all ages for the Marina Mile on Saturday, one of the events of the Royal St<br />

Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge. Swimmers had a wet start at the entrance to the first marina canal<br />

after jumping in the water from the Halyards Hotel jetty. According to the rules, wetsuits were optional<br />

as the water temperature was between 18 and 20°C, but anyone using a wetsuit was not eligible for a<br />

prize. Prizes were awarded in various age categories, and there were also lucky draws.<br />

OLD MEN OF THE RIVER: Rod Allin, left, and<br />

Eddie Wepener were two of the oldest<br />

participants in the Marina Mile last Saturday,<br />

and both were bloodied for their efforts when<br />

they encountered some rocks<br />

Picture: JON HOUZET<br />

LIKE FISH IN WATER: The two top spots in the<br />

Marina Mile went to Hannah Counihan, who<br />

was the first woman finisher in 23:12, and<br />

Jordan Denyer, who was first overall in 23:01<br />


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Brace yourselves, residents of Makhanda<br />

(Grahamstown). The latest information available to the<br />

Grahamstown Residents’ Association is that Settlers<br />

dam is now too empty to pump water from it.<br />

Neighbouring dam Howiesonspoort – much smaller<br />

than Settlers – still has water but is likely to be too<br />

empty to use by the end of <strong>April</strong>.<br />

The good news is that there has been some<br />

improvement to the infrastructure at James Kleynhans<br />

water works, and this will result in a continued flow of<br />

water into Makhanda.<br />

In the meantime, residents should reduce water<br />

usage as much as possible.<br />

There may have been jubilation in the wet streets of<br />

Makhanda following the Easter weekend rain, but<br />

much more is needed, particularly in the Settlers dam<br />

catchment area.<br />

Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Monday,<br />

residents of Makhanda West were earnestly requested<br />

by Makana Municipality to reduce water usage.<br />

The statement read, in part: “Instead of 50 litres per<br />

person per day, the municipality appeals to residents<br />

to reduce usage to <strong>25</strong> litres per person per day until<br />

Wednesday (<strong>April</strong> 24).”<br />

It appears that the pump at Howiesonspoort<br />

developed a fault and no water was being pumped to<br />

Waainek waterworks.<br />

The statement continued by saying the municipality<br />

was managing the supply of water through reducing<br />

outflow from the reservoirs. It was expected that<br />

service providers would attend to the second pump on<br />

Tuesday, and pumping would resume thereafter.<br />


I noticed last week that The Knock Shop, owned by<br />

Craig Fourie, has moved from premises in Cobden<br />

Street to 2A Cawood Street, home of Bentwoods<br />

Antiques up to now.<br />

A little bit of research later and I discovered that<br />

owner Sue Drake has decided to retire, and she closed<br />

Bentwoods mid-<strong>April</strong> after 15 years of trading.<br />

Regular customers were dismayed.<br />

Older Grahamstonians, and former Grahamstonians<br />

who have retired to the coast, may remember that<br />

back in the 1960s Reg Wesson operated Wesson’s<br />

Service Station from 2A Cawood Street.<br />

Thereafter Neville and Susan Koch owned Wesson’s<br />

at the same address before moving to 23/<strong>25</strong> Beaufort<br />

Street, and then to 39 High Street, adjacent to<br />

Commem Methodist Church where they continue to<br />

operate to this day.<br />

Readers may also remember that The Knock Shop<br />

traded in upper New Street for many years under the<br />

ownership of Knockie and Di Wakeford, before their<br />

retirement.<br />


There was dismay among Makhanda<br />

(Grahamstown) citizens on Monday last week when<br />

the traffic lights in front of the Cathedral were<br />

switched on again, quite suddenly, it seems.<br />

For several months the lights were not in operation<br />

due to technical issues, and local motorists rejoiced at<br />

the newly found ‘freedom of movement’ at that busy<br />

intersection.<br />

“It used to be bliss until they switched the lights<br />

back on,” said one unhappy motorist. “Now, that is<br />

gone once again, and we are forced to wait several<br />

minutes for the lights to turn in our favour.”<br />

The past 10 days have seen much congestion on the<br />

western side of the Cathedral since the lights have<br />

been back in operation.<br />

Yes, the traffic situation without traffic lights<br />

appeared to work rather well, in my opinion. Only<br />

problem, I witnessed on occasion, were nervous<br />

pedestrians dodging traffic, and taxis not waiting their<br />

turn.<br />

MOVING<br />

The layout and design of the Makhanda<br />

(Grahamstown) column you are presently reading in<br />

Talk of the Town will be the last to be undertaken in<br />

the offices of Newspaper House at 19 Baakens Street<br />

in Port Elizabeth.<br />

It was announced last week that The Herald and<br />

Weekend Post newspapers would be moving their<br />

editorial functions from Baakens Street, where they<br />

have been for 66 years, to Greenacres this week.<br />

The move includes the group’s community<br />

newspapers, Talk of the Town included.<br />

One of the staff members who will be moving a few<br />

kilometres up the road is Helen Claassens, who is<br />

responsible for the editorial layout of Talk of the Town,<br />

who has been with the group for 21 years.<br />

Helen has been designing the<br />

Grahamstown/Makhanda page for the past six or<br />

seven years, and I am pleased to say she has been<br />

doing a jolly fine job. We may have been working<br />

together for so long, as it were, but we have not met<br />

each other face-to-face yet – just phone calls and<br />

e-mails.<br />

Helen told me this week she’s “looking forward to<br />

the move”.<br />

All the newspapers in the group will continue to be<br />

printed at its plant at Hunters Retreat.<br />


The Makhanda-based (Grahamstown) SA Library for<br />

the Blind, which celebrates its centenary this year, will<br />

showcase the work of blind and visually impaired<br />

artists in a unique exhibition during this year’s<br />

National Arts Festival.<br />

Interested artists are invited to submit photos or<br />

CELEBRATING: Last Saturday saw the 50th staging of the Two Oceans ultra-marathon over 56<br />

kilometres in Cape Town, and special medals were handed to finishers to mark the occasion.<br />

Displaying their medals at the finish on the University of Cape Town campus are Stephen Penney<br />

(Kowie Striders) and Terri-Lynn Penney (Nedbank Athletics Club). Between them they have 42 Two<br />

Oceans ultra-marathon medals, Stephen 27 and Terri-Lynn 15<br />

videos of their work, along with personal details, to<br />

Natasha.agnew@salb.org.za by May 15.<br />

In the book “Grahamstown Reflected” published in<br />

1995, author Emily O’Meara wrote of the library’s<br />

founder, Miss Josie Wood: “In 1962 she became the<br />

first Freeman of the City of Grahamstown. Nearing 90,<br />

frail and beautiful, at the civic ceremony she sat<br />

beneath the portrait of her father, who had been first<br />

mayor of the city exactly one hundred years before.”<br />

O’Meara also wrote of the library buildings: “Even<br />

the lift – a rarity in low-rise Grahamstown – has a set<br />

of braille buttons.”<br />


A ‘local’ feature of this year’s Old Mutual Two<br />

Oceans ultra-marathon and half-marathon in Cape<br />

Town on Saturday is that one Makhanda<br />

(Grahamstown) couple finished together in the<br />

ultra-marathon and another couple finished together in<br />

the half-marathon.<br />

Stephen Penney (Kowie Striders) and Terri-Lynn<br />

Penney (Nedbank Athletics Club) finished the 56km<br />

ultra together, Stephen credited with the time of 5<br />

hours 17 minutes <strong>25</strong> seconds and Terri-Lynn one<br />

second later. They completed their 27th and 15th Two<br />

Oceans ultras respectively.<br />

Richard Foss of Albany Saints & Sinners Multi-Sport<br />

Club completed his 14th Two Oceans ultra in 6 hrs 50<br />

mins 18 secs, while clubmate Ryan Bruton was clocked<br />

in at 5 hrs 59 mins 50 secs.<br />

Colin and Karen Meyer of Albany finished the Two<br />

Oceans half-marathon (21km) together in 2 hrs 33<br />

mins 41 secs and 2 hrs 33 mins 43 secs respectively.<br />

Karen Meyer completed her ninth Two Oceans half on<br />

the day and Colin Meyer his fifth.<br />

Clubmate Colin Price-Smith finished his 14th Two<br />

Oceans half-marathon in 2 hrs 20 mins 16 secs.<br />


Victoria Girls’ High School has awarded cultural<br />

Half-Colours to Onke Sentile, Hlonela Yamiso,<br />

Bathandwa Mgquba, Catherine Frost and Sixolile<br />

Mafani, while tennis Half-Colours have been awarded<br />

to Nthabiseng Mohapi.<br />

Meanwhile, the swimming victrix trophy winners are<br />

Ellie Amner (U19), Catherine Frost (U16) and Alyson<br />

van der Merwe (U14).<br />


The First XVs of Graeme College, Kingswood College<br />

and St Andrew’s College spent the Easter weekend<br />

taking part in rugby tournaments up north, Gauteng to<br />

be exact.<br />

At the St John’s College rugby festival, Graeme was<br />

defeated by Windhoek Gym 24-37, went on to beat St<br />

Charles College 19-10, and lost 7-15 to Daniel Pienaar<br />

Technical High on the final day.<br />

Kingswood lost 10-20 to SACS at the St Stithian’s<br />

Easter festival, and lost 7-28 to Maritzburg College.<br />

At the same festival, St Andrew’s went down 10-17 to<br />

Rondebosch Boys’ High, beat Michaelhouse College<br />


STARS: Among<br />

the sports and<br />

cultural awards<br />

made recently<br />

to pupils by<br />

Victoria Girls’<br />

High School<br />

(VGHS) were<br />

the trophies to<br />

the swimming<br />

victrix winners.<br />

They are, from<br />

left, Alyson van<br />

der Merwe<br />

(U14),<br />

Catherine Frost<br />

(U16) and Ellie<br />

Amner (U19)<br />

THE BEAT: Aswyn Classen (above) is a member<br />

of the Graeme College steelband, and he is seen<br />

playing the pan at the Rhodes University<br />

graduation garden party, with the clock tower<br />

looming in the background. He and the other<br />

members of the band are currently preparing<br />

for the Port Rex Lions Eisteddfod in East London<br />

at the beginning of May Picture: SID PENNEY<br />

40-19, and beat Parktown Boys’ High 68-5.<br />


Entries close on Friday, <strong>April</strong> 26 for the Eastern<br />

Province Small-Bore Rifle Association championships<br />

to be shot on the Rhodes University rifle range on<br />

Saturday May 4 (from 9am).<br />

The prone championships will be shot in A, B, C and<br />

F classes. Entry details and further info can be<br />

obtained from Gerrit Vlok at 082 362 2916 or via<br />

e-mail at gerritvlok@hotmail.com<br />


Makhanda (Grahamstown) road runner Jene<br />

Banfield went off-road last Friday and was third lady at<br />

the 8km trail run held as part of the Royal St Andrew’s<br />

Hotel Amanzi Challenge in Port Alfred. Banfield was<br />

17th overall in 38 minutes 45 seconds.<br />

Other Makhanda athletes to finish were Jeanne du<br />

Toit (57th in 50 mins 47 secs), Paul Caiger (59th in 51<br />

mins 12 secs) and Peter du Toit (60th in 51 mins 50<br />

secs).<br />

Oh, and very well done to Talk of the Town staffers<br />

Jon Houzet and Adele Steck who entered as walkers.<br />

Houzet was first walker to finish.<br />


Scoring 34 points, Paul Davies won last Friday’s<br />

individual stableford at Belmont Golf Club, with Gulio<br />

Marabini runner-up on 33. Two-clubs were recorded by<br />

John Williamson (11th) and Gavin Dugmore (15th),<br />

while Sean McCallum was nearest the pin on the 8th.<br />

Then, on Saturday, Cyril Tarr won the individual<br />

stableford with 35 points, with Pieter Oosthuizen<br />

second on 33.<br />


With many of the usual participants away for the<br />

long weekend, 105 runners, joggers and walkers took<br />

to Makana botanical gardens for the Easter Saturday<br />

edition of parkrun.<br />

First finisher Jonathan Benjamin completed the 5km<br />

course in 18 minutes 48 seconds, with Cee-Jay<br />

Porthen second in 20 mins 56 secs and Rodney<br />

Westgate third in 21 mins 33 secs.<br />

Benjamin’s time is a new course record set by a<br />

registered parkrun participant.<br />

In the ladies’ division, Elisa Kirigin was first in 27<br />

mins 22 secs, Tosca Stoloff was second in 27 mins 56<br />

secs and Tamzin Griffith third in 28 mins 28 secs.<br />

Well done to Erika Human on completing her 50th<br />

parkrun.<br />

Parkruns are held at 8am each Saturday from the<br />

entrance to the botanical gardens in Lucas Avenue.<br />

G LO W I N G<br />

A ‘Glow in the Dark’ fun run and walk (2km or 5km),<br />

convened and organised by Grahamstown SPCA, takes<br />

to local streets on Tuesday, May 7, and convenors are<br />

encouraging participants to dress as brightly as they<br />

can.<br />

The fund-raising event starts at the Grahamstown<br />

Bowling Club in African Street at 5.30pm. Entry fee is<br />

R20 for adults, R10 for children under-12 and R10 for<br />

dogs.<br />

For more info e-mail glowingmay@gmail.com<br />


What a jolly fine idea the convenors have come up<br />

with. They’re going to block off parts of Cross Street<br />

and Bartholomew Street from 1pm to 6pm on<br />

Wednesday, May 1 to hold the ‘Sunnyside Street<br />

Fe st i va l ’ in the area of Artificers Square.<br />

The event, aimed at creating a festival atmosphere<br />

and community building, will have live music, food<br />

stalls, various performances, plus arts and crafts<br />

st a l l s .<br />


Well, that’s another graduation ceremony done and<br />

dusted, and a year’s wait for the next one, an annual<br />

‘pomp and ceremony’ event that turns the 1820<br />

Settlers National Monument into a sea of colour<br />

(mainly red, it seems), much like arts festival shows in<br />

the same auditorium.<br />

In the coffee-table book “Grahamstown Reflected”<br />

published in 1995, author Emily O’Meara describes<br />

Rhodes University’s graduation ceremonies in her<br />

inimitable, flowery style.<br />

She wrote, way back in the 1990s, when most of this<br />

year’s graduates were babes in arms, or not born yet:<br />

“The gowning glory of the Rhodes graduation<br />

ceremonies every <strong>April</strong> – an unforgettable experience<br />

for everyone from the blushing BA to the greying<br />

dignitary receiving an honorary doctorate in<br />

recognition of a lifetime’s work.<br />

“The weekend when the university unites to see its<br />

ongoing purpose fulfilled by different degrees in an<br />

all-pervading glow of success.<br />

“The young batting about in basic black; the<br />

professors hardly recognisable in the medieval<br />

richness of their robes, some sporting mortar boards<br />

and floppy velvet bonnets at rather rakish angles.<br />

“Education is Grahamstown’s main industry and<br />

Rhodes the main producer. Not assembly line<br />

think-alikes but individuals encouraged to shine in<br />

their own special way.”<br />


The Grahamstown Cathedral welcomed its new<br />

Director of Music, Cameron Luke, at the Good Friday<br />

service. Luke served as Director of Music at All Saints<br />

Church in Cheltenham, UK from 2007 to 2018.<br />


A full programme of events awaits visitors to the<br />

National English Literary Museum (NELM) when it<br />

celebrates Freedom Day on Friday, <strong>April</strong> 26.<br />

The programme includes: story reading and writing<br />

for children (9am, 11am and 3.30pm); instrument<br />

making workshops (9.30am and 2.30pm); exhibition<br />

tours (10am and 1pm); garden tours (10.30am and<br />

1.30pm); writing workshop for children (10am); and<br />

writing workshop for adults (1pm).<br />

The lunch hour concert at 1pm will feature Indian<br />

music, Kora music, Uhadi music and Chinese zither<br />

music.<br />


The Grahamstown Music Society welcomes pianist<br />

Joanna Wicherek back to Makhanda (Grahamstown)<br />

when she performs with Dariusz Dinh Thieu Quang<br />

(French horn), David Bester (violin), Anmari van der<br />

Westhuizen (cello) and Piotr Thieu Quang (clarinet).<br />

The “Quintessence” concert takes place at the<br />

National English Literary Museum (NELM) at <strong>25</strong><br />

Worcester Street on Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 30.<br />

Ticket prices are R90, R70 (pensioners) and R50<br />

(students). There is no charge for society members<br />

and school pupils.

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Good fishing in icy water<br />

TOP U16: Liam Miller with a 47cm bronze bream caught<br />

during the latest Port Alfred Rock and Surf round robin<br />

The 8th round of the Claude Pittaway<br />

Round Robin sponsored by<br />

Hillscapes took place on <strong>April</strong> 13<br />

between Fish River and Kleinemonde<br />

East in awesome weather conditions.<br />

“We could not have asked for a better<br />

day, except for the icy cold water,” Por t<br />

Alfred Rock and Surf spokeswoman<br />

Jo-Anne Hilliar said.<br />

“Most anglers enjoyed the long walk<br />

to fish and to reap the benefits. It was a<br />

great walk to introduce some new<br />

anglers into the club.<br />

“We had a 46% turnout from our<br />

members for the day with a total of 87<br />

fish being caught and a total weight of<br />

118.78kg was recorded.<br />

“With this being said, we had a 100%<br />

release rate and I must congratulate the<br />

anglers on this. Nine different species<br />

were caught on the day.”<br />

Prize-giving was handled by club<br />

chairman Gary du Randt. The following<br />

achievements were recognised: Biggest<br />

in the species are as follows: bronze<br />

bream – 3.23kg Darryl Olivier; poenskop<br />

– 2.29kg Luke Erasmus; steenbras –<br />

4.54kg Terry Stewart; zebra – 0.55kg<br />

Darryl Olivier; blacktail – 1.19kg Darryl<br />

Olivier; banded galjoen –<br />

0.55kg Rod Yendall;<br />

Cape stumpnose<br />

– 0.89 kg<br />

Brendan<br />

Marais; kob –<br />

3.89kg Paul<br />

Knight; and a<br />

spot ted<br />

grunter –<br />

0.69kg Brendan<br />

Marais.<br />

The top International<br />

Game Fishing Association<br />

team (weight converted to points) for<br />

the day was Team 1 Macnabs consisting<br />

of Paul Knight, Terry Stewart, Rod<br />

Yendall and Bruce Amos on 243 points.<br />

Second place with 188 points went to<br />

Gary du Randt’s Team 4, the Lost<br />

Seaman, comprising Gary and is<br />

daughter Melissa du Randt, Joshua de<br />

Vos and Brendan Marias. In 3rd position<br />

was Team 9 Fantasea consisting of Dave<br />

Kemp, Karen Kemp, Faan de Klerk and<br />

Mark Coetzee.<br />

The sealed weight was won by Terry<br />

Stewart with his 4.54kg steenie as well<br />

as the Buckland’s heaviest fish<br />

released. Jack’s Paint and Hardware<br />

catch of the day was won by Darryl<br />

Olivier for a JB of 3.23kg.<br />

Best U16 was Liam Miller on 8.4kg of<br />

fish. Top master was Terry Stewart with<br />

8.36 kg, top lady angler was Melissa du<br />

Randt (8.07kg), top senior David Kemp<br />

(227.19kg) and top U21 Luke Erasmus<br />

on 15.71kg fish.<br />

“Thanks to Don Fryer, for all his<br />

efforts in making the fire after the<br />

compo and to Round Table 177 for the<br />

venue. It’s awesome to see the different<br />

clubs working together,” Hilliar said.<br />

The club thanked their sponsors: Aloe<br />

Oils, Bucklands Private Reserve, GBS<br />

Mutual Bank, Leach Pharmacy, Kowie<br />

Toyota, McCullum Brokers,<br />

MultiSecurity, Ocean Basket, Pick n Pay,<br />

BUCO Albany Road, Rosehill SuperSpar,<br />

Sirac, Settler City Toyota, Sotheby’s,<br />

Supa Quick, Sports & All, Wimpy,<br />

Andy’s Service Centre, The Bed Store,<br />

Wharf Street Bew Pub, The Little<br />

Brewery on the Wharf, Bruce Amos,<br />

Palms Video, Jack’s Paint, Buco Main<br />

Street, Chelsea Veg, Penny Farthing,<br />

Hillscapes, Specsavers<br />

Pietermaritzburg, Country Meat Market,<br />

Corrosion Block, Don Fryer, Feathers<br />

Farm, Kekkel en Kraai, John Kew,<br />

Peddie Build it, The Tab and Gidana<br />

Arms.<br />

Should you wish to become a sponsor<br />

or a member, contact Gary du Randt on<br />

082-324-9448 to arrange a meeting, or<br />

e-mail supercybizpc@telkomsa.net.<br />

The next fixture takes place on May 4<br />

and it is the GBS Team of 3,<br />

commencing at 7am. Also see the<br />

Facebook page, Port Alfred Rock & Surf<br />

for more details.<br />

RETURNED TO THE SEA: Brendan Marais with a blacktail<br />

he caught in the latest Port Alfred Rock and Surf round<br />

robin<br />

Port Alfred Bowling Club<br />

The Guido’s competition on Tuesday<br />

afternoon was won by the John Hodges<br />

team of Richard Henshaw and Bulla<br />

Burger. Well played and thank you to<br />

Guido’s for their vouchers.<br />

The Doris Ford and Les Clarke<br />

competition was cancelled on Thursday<br />

afternoon due to welcome rains and will<br />

be scheduled for a later date.<br />

The finals of the Eastern Areas (EA)<br />

Mixed Pairs will be played at Kowie on<br />

Saturday and Sunday. The winners will<br />

play in Port Elizabeth the weekend of May<br />

<strong>25</strong> and 26.<br />

The Colleen Timm/Moore Shield will<br />

also be played at Kowie Bowling club on<br />

Saturday afternoon.<br />

We welcome all the participants to our<br />

club who are playing in the Alan Wilson<br />

croquet tournament.<br />

The tournament starts on Sunday <strong>April</strong><br />

28 and will continue throughout the week.<br />

There is an EA executive meeting at the<br />

Kowie Bowling Club on Monday <strong>April</strong> 29 at<br />

6pm for those committee members<br />

involved.<br />


Should you wish to enter the EA Men’s<br />

and Ladies Novice and Senior Singles to<br />

be played at Kenton Bowling Club on May<br />

4, please ensure that you enter your<br />

names on the board timorously. The<br />

closing date is Friday <strong>April</strong> 26. Late entries<br />

will not be accepted.<br />

Marcel Renaud turned 90 on Tuesday<br />

<strong>April</strong> 23 and was celebrated in style.<br />

Marcel keeps an eye on all the players and<br />

will always be able to give you a rundown<br />

on the standard of anybody’s play in the<br />

club.<br />

We have ringed this date for 10 years<br />

time, Marcel.<br />

Duties for the week <strong>April</strong> 30 – May 4:<br />

Tabs – Ron Orford and Sandra Wiblin, Bar<br />

– Gordon Goff and Warren Woza Williams.<br />

Kowie Bowling Club<br />

Last week I mentioned the fact that the<br />

majority of our newer bowlers tend to play<br />

their first bowl narrow.<br />

The important thing is what they do<br />

with their second bowl. Do they adjust or<br />

do they deliver along the same path<br />

again?<br />

The strange part about it all is that the<br />

player who goes wide with his first bowl<br />

immediately adjusts his line with the<br />

second bowl. The first priority is to<br />

establish very early in the game what the<br />

grass is and to have a fixed spot on the<br />

green or the bank the player can use as a<br />

r e fe r e n c e .<br />

As green keepers inspecting a green we<br />

will always describe the draw in relation to<br />

the boundary peg or strap. Our first<br />

delivery is to the boundary peg.<br />

Depending on where the bowl comes to<br />

rest in relation to the middle line we can<br />

say that the draw on that rink was on the<br />

peg or say half a metre inside the peg.<br />

When we communicate with each other<br />

the official description of the draw will<br />

always be in relation to the peg.<br />

... what’s happening<br />

The older bowlers always played their<br />

trial ends by delivering each bowl to the<br />

peg so that when they started the game<br />

they knew which side was wider than the<br />

peg and which draw was narrower than<br />

the peg.<br />

When you see a player delivering three<br />

bowls a metre narrow on say the 17 end<br />

you know he has not taken note of the<br />

grass throughout the game.<br />

When you deliver a bowl you must take<br />

note of the path and when the bowl comes<br />

to rest you must decide whether you need<br />

to adjust your line or not.<br />

You can only be successful with your<br />

second bowl if you remember precisely<br />

what you did with your first bowl.<br />

Taking a mark to a fixed object on the<br />

bank is not always so dependable. If you<br />

have moved the mat up your angle to that<br />

mark has changed and you must make the<br />

necessary adjustment.<br />

Last Tuesday’s turnout was very good<br />

and there were some tight games, but, as<br />

always one crowd had a runaway. Tony<br />

Brown, Dennis Wicks, Margaret Stegman,<br />

and Piet Coetzee claimed the boodle.<br />

Misty rain all day on Thursday put paid<br />

to any aspirations our players might have<br />

had of seeing the Easter weekend in with<br />

some bowls.<br />

By Saturday our members were<br />

suffering from withdrawal symptoms and<br />

there was a good turnout.<br />

Because of the numbers we had a<br />

mega-bucks competition which was won<br />

by Dick Schuurman, Bryan Burger, Gerald<br />

Mills, and Louise Fleming. They combined<br />

very well and were just too strong for their<br />

opposition.<br />

Once again rain put paid to the holiday<br />

bowls and braai on Monday and looking at<br />

the forecast it would seem as if Tuesday<br />

will also be written off.<br />

Those who have lived here long enough<br />

realise that any sacrifice which brings with<br />

it two days of rain is worth it.<br />

Duties: Roll – Siegie Rorhs, Mark – Rob<br />

Turner and Howard Oates, Tabs – Mirelle<br />

Macphee, Bar – Pieter Stegman.

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Talk of the Town 27<br />

Purdons take medals at<br />

Two Oceans Marathon<br />

While TV viewers may have been disappointed<br />

at not being able to watch the Two Oceans<br />

from the comfort of their own homes last<br />

Saturday, locals will be happy to know the<br />

Purdon sisters and their mom – originally all<br />

from Cannon Rocks – ran the race and won<br />

medals to boot.<br />

Taryn and Tegan both matriculated at Port<br />

Alfred High School, with Kyla finishing grade<br />

10 at PAHS before moving to Port Elizabeth.<br />

Two of the sisters are Rhodes graduates, Taryn<br />

(BCom) and Tegan (LLB). Kyla has just<br />

graduated from Nelson Mandela University<br />

with a BEng (Mechatronics) degree.<br />

PURDON’S PRIDE: Competing in the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town on Saturday were, si st e r s<br />

and mom, from left, Kyla van Rensburg (nee Purdon), with sister Tegan Purdon, their mom Shirley<br />

Purdon, and sister Taryn Purdon, who were all awarded medals having completed the event<br />

GOLFW E E K LY<br />

... the results<br />

L ADIES’ R E S U LTS<br />

<strong>April</strong> 15: Really uncomfortable<br />

westerly winds gusting up to<br />

45km/h made the going difficult<br />

for the 26 players who entered the<br />

better-ball Stableford competition<br />

on Tuesday afternoon sponsored<br />

by the Ocean Basket.<br />

Liz Gatenby and Shirley Heny<br />

combined well in the difficult<br />

conditions to card 39 points and<br />

win the afternoon’s competition.<br />

They narrowly pipped runners-up<br />

Ingrid Griffiths and Gaby<br />

H a u s m a n n - Ta r p a n i ’s 38 points<br />

who counted out Pogs Smith and<br />

Helen Lockyear into third on the<br />

same score.<br />

Ingrid Griffiths holed the only<br />

two-club of the afternoon (11th).<br />

Bridget McNelis’s drive was<br />

closest to the pin on Top Carpets’<br />

sixth, as was Andrea Key’s on<br />

Rosehill Driving Range’s eighth<br />

and Ingrid Griffiths’ on Wimpy’s<br />

11th. Bridget was also<br />

“closest-or-t wo” on River Spa’s<br />

13th.<br />

The longest drive competitions<br />

were held on the 18th fairway and<br />

struck by Yvonne Hill and Verene<br />

Burger in the lower and higher<br />

handicap sections respectively.<br />

There is no women’s golf<br />

competition on <strong>April</strong> 29 as the<br />

Mad Hatter tournament will be<br />

underway at this time.<br />


Tuesday <strong>April</strong> 16: A really chilly<br />

start to Tuesday morning told all<br />

that winter is not too far away, but<br />

did not limit the turnout unduly<br />

with no fewer than 46 players<br />

making their appearance to be<br />

drawn into 10 four-balls and two<br />

three-balls to play the usual<br />

two-to-count Stableford alliance.<br />

The wind did come up early on<br />

slowly turning from off-shore<br />

northerly to a gusty westerly<br />

making playing conditions a<br />

challenge and the majority of<br />

individual performances reflected<br />

this.<br />

Nevertheless they did not seem<br />

to affect Neil Loundar, Nick<br />

Oosthuizen, John Abbott and<br />

Derick van Harmelen as they won<br />

the morning’s competition with 91<br />

points. Sharing the runners-up slot<br />

on 89 were (1) Mark Warren, Arnie<br />

Schultz, Russell Warren and David<br />

Groenewald and (2) visitor from<br />

Hong Kong Ian Gardner, Steve<br />

Annadale, Bob Shaw and Tom<br />

Tagg. Not one other covey<br />

managed an above 80 point<br />

submission, the lowest, and<br />

consequently the day’s recipients<br />

of the notorious Hamer en Sukkel<br />

trophy, being John Muggeridge,<br />

Martin Lambrechts, Dave Rose and<br />

Eugene Erasmus on 66 points.<br />

Tom Tagg made the only<br />

two-clubs of the morning doing so<br />

twice, one on the 11th and the<br />

other on the 13th.<br />

The best individual nett round<br />

was shot by John Abbott (65) with<br />

Ian Gardner (67) and Mark Warren<br />

(70) both enjoying better than<br />

average rounds. Ian’s gross of 79<br />

was also the best gross recorded.<br />

Friday <strong>April</strong> 19: A return to<br />

traditional <strong>April</strong> weather saw a<br />

calm temperate morning greet the<br />

47 golfers that participated in the<br />

early morning draw to play a<br />

two-to-count Stableford Alliance in<br />

11 four-balls and one three-ball.<br />

A light easterly developed as<br />

the morning unfolded but scores<br />

were not reflective of seemingly<br />

ideal golfing conditions with Bob<br />

Shaw, Norman Bester, John<br />

Crandon and Andy Stembridge’s<br />

87 points being sufficient to win<br />

leaving Bryan Robinson, David<br />

Rose, Maureen McGarvie and<br />

Donald McGarvie just one behind<br />

on 86 points in second position.<br />

Scrapping at the rear Neil<br />

Loundar, Chris Niebieszczanski,<br />

Cliff Roberts and Theresa Loundar<br />

posted 72 points to lay claim to<br />

the Hamer en Sukkel.<br />

Sandy Fryer and Neil both<br />

recorded two-clubs on the par<br />

three 8th and being the only<br />

two-clubs ensured a carry-over of<br />

the pool. Len Bohnen’s individual<br />

nett of 67 was the best of the<br />

morning whilst Bryan with a nett<br />

68 and Johnny Johnston with 70<br />

nett also posted good scores.<br />


<strong>April</strong> 20: Easter Saturday saw a<br />

field of 12 ladies and 14 men<br />

drawn in three- and four-balls to<br />

play in the weekly Mixed<br />

Stableford Alliance competition.<br />

The spouses Danny and Gaby<br />

Tarpani along with Rick and<br />

Yvonne Hill combined to win on 84<br />

points followed in second position<br />

by Wendy Slabbert, Kirstin Dale,<br />

Rob Immelman and Len Bohnen<br />

on 80 points.<br />

Not so happy were the three-ball<br />

of Russel Warren, Margie Reid and<br />

Heather van Harmelen with 75<br />

points to provide a base that the<br />

rest of the field looked down on.<br />

Wendy was closest the pin on<br />

the par three eighth.<br />

No sub 80 grosses were<br />

recorded or sub 70 nett rounds.<br />

This past Easter weekend<br />

was the Two Oceans<br />

Marathon. Due to some<br />

issues between SABC<br />

and Athletics SA it was<br />

unfortunately not<br />

televised.<br />

Well done to our two<br />

athletes who competed.<br />

Stephen Penny ran a<br />

great time of five hours<br />

17 minutes to complete<br />

his 24th consecutive run.<br />

Marianne Stiglingh<br />

completed the race in a<br />

comfortable 06:28.<br />

Husband Sticks Stiglingh<br />

competed in the 21km<br />

event, coming home in<br />

01:38. Well done to the<br />

three of you.<br />

The Amanzi Challenge<br />

8km Trail Run was held<br />

on Good Friday from the<br />

Royal St Andrews Golf<br />

Course and our athletes<br />

took five of the top-10<br />

places.<br />

Sinethemba Jilingisi<br />

was third in 28:07,<br />

Sizakele Dayimani fourth<br />

in 29:42, Ndoda Jekana<br />

fifth in 30:22, Ayabonga<br />

Saul sixth in 31:53 and<br />

Zamile Xanti seventh in<br />

32:32. Well done, guys.<br />

Looking forward to a<br />

great cross country<br />

season for you all.<br />

The Marina Mile was<br />

held on Saturday with a<br />

record entry. A great<br />


swim by Billy Futter saw<br />

him finish 3rd in the over<br />

50s. Billy is in his 70s.<br />

Also there braving the<br />

cool, choppy and windy<br />

conditions, were Sharon<br />

Hanson, Mike Nelson and<br />

Eddie Hattingh.<br />

Let’s see if we can get a<br />

lot more of our runners<br />

swimming there next time.<br />

This Saturday is the<br />

10km Freedom Challenge<br />

which is also the Eastern<br />

Province Champs.<br />

About 20 of our<br />

athletes will be running.<br />

We wish them all the<br />

b e st .<br />

Finally, a huge big<br />

thank you to all helpers<br />

who made the Amanzi<br />

Challenge 8km Trail Run<br />

such a big success.<br />

We have had nothing<br />

but compliments for the<br />

event.<br />

Time Trial: <strong>April</strong> 16<br />

8km Run<br />

Sinethemba Jilingisi<br />

28:26<br />

Sizakele Dayimani<br />

29:27<br />

Ayabonga Saul 30:23<br />

Wandele Funda 31:56<br />

Zamile Xanti 31:58<br />

Mpho Nzambazi 32:09<br />

Simon Nobebe 33:40<br />

Asakhe Solwadle 33:45<br />

Bradley Betts 33:48<br />

Sean Knight 33:51<br />

Rick Betts 34:23<br />

Richard Legg 34:50<br />

Labobolo Sali 37:55<br />

Leah Shanks 41:26<br />

Petra Hattingh 47:38<br />

Eddie Hattingh 47:43<br />

5km Run<br />

Lethemba Jekana<br />

18:02<br />

Sticks Stiglingh 21:54<br />

Kevin Lee 22:55<br />

Zee Jiji 23:<strong>25</strong><br />

Phumela Memani <strong>25</strong>:19<br />

Shanon Kethro <strong>25</strong>:52<br />

Petrie Koodtzen <strong>25</strong>:52<br />

Zanel Venter 26:20<br />

Matthew Woods 26:38<br />

Alan Robb 26:53<br />

Marianne Stiglingh<br />

26:56<br />

Wendy Jardine 28:57<br />

Lulu Mceka 29:27<br />

Chris Roberts 30:18<br />

Marietjie Robb 33:31<br />

Clare Wood 33:36<br />

Sharon Hanson 33:36<br />

3km Run<br />

Kazilemla Mboso 17:08<br />

Rob Nel 17:08<br />

Nelly Phiri 18:51<br />

Jo-Anne Betts 19:24<br />

Dinky Davenport 19:48<br />

Nomande Helele <strong>25</strong>:10<br />

8km Walk<br />

Pauline Weed 1:29:18<br />

Sue Robertson 1:29:18<br />

Billy Futter 1:29:18<br />

5km Walk<br />

Leslie Futter 54:43<br />

Shaun Harper 54:43<br />

3km Walk<br />

Sally Blake n/t<br />

Alistair Blake n/t<br />

Ray Basson 37:48<br />

We were hoping for a larger field due to the<br />

influx of visitors, but sadly not. Well done<br />

to all those who attended the trial.<br />

Time Trial: <strong>April</strong> 18<br />

3.8km<br />

No runners<br />


5km<br />

1. Roxy Smith 23:09<br />

2. Athikhosi James 23:37<br />

3. Uthimna Tana 27:32<br />

4. Siphosetle Torwe 28:24<br />

5. Lisakhanya Dumezwe 29:20<br />

6. Thabo Klaas 31:37<br />

7. Nicolas Mlamla 31:39<br />

8. Mandoza Tana 33:11<br />

9. Sima Smoors 33:55<br />

10. Isasa Gidwa 33:57<br />

8km<br />

No runners

Sp ort<br />

Contact us with any sports news: (046) 624-4356 (Jon Houzet) Thursday, <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

TWIST AND SHOOT: Nemato’s own Lihle Nxobo, playing for Eastern Province, was the top goal<br />

scorer in the SA Beach Handball Champs played on West Beach over Saturday and Sunday. Nxobo<br />

was renowned for his spin and shoot at goals, which earn double points. EP lost narrowly to<br />

Western Province in the final<br />

WAVE ACTION: One of the participants in the SA Bodyboarding Champs on the first day of the Royal<br />

St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge last Friday. There was a festive atmosphere on the beach with<br />

teams rooting for their members in the surf<br />

Amanzi action all the way<br />


It was an action-packed weekend for the start of<br />

the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge,<br />

which began on Good Friday and continues<br />

through this week until Sunday <strong>April</strong> 28.<br />

LEAGUES AHEAD: Although he was ineligible for<br />

a prize because he swam in a wetsuit, Travis<br />

McGrath was the first to the finish in the<br />

Marina Mile last Saturday Pictures: JON HOUZET<br />

There was something for everyone, from the<br />

diverse array of athletic prowess on display in the<br />

sea, on the beach, in the Kowie River and on the<br />

trail run which kicked off the event last Friday<br />

morning.<br />

The 8km trail run, organised by the Kowie<br />

Striders, started at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club<br />

just next to the Royal St Andrews Hotel (see results<br />

inside) with runners and walkers passing by the SA<br />

Bodyboarding Champs at West Beach – which also<br />

started that day and continued over the weekend,<br />

concluding on Tuesday.<br />

For the less athletic there was a fun option on<br />

Saturday morning, when children and some adults<br />

took part in the Anything that Floats on the Kowie<br />

River, starting at My Pond Hotel and ending at<br />

Kiddies Beach. Most opted for blow-up tubes or<br />

boards, but there were a couple of stand-up<br />

paddlers too.<br />

At noon the more serious swimmers took part in<br />

the Marina Mile, jumping in from the Halyards Hotel<br />

jetty and starting at the entrance to the first canal,<br />

swimming the length of the first island and then<br />

back up the Kowie River to the finish at the small<br />

boat harbour slipway.<br />

The SA Handball Championships were held at<br />

West Beach on Saturday and Sunday, offering<br />

spectators unfamiliar with the sport a good view of<br />

the fast-paced and thrilling game.<br />

The World Surfing League’s Port Alfred Classic<br />

began on Monday at East Beach, overlapping with<br />

the bodyboarding still going on at West Beach.<br />

Although the rain – which carried on for the whole<br />

day on Monday and Tuesday – kept spectators away,<br />

SA’s top surfing talent showed their skills in the<br />

wav e s .<br />

At the opening ceremony of the Amanzi Challenge<br />

at the Royal St Andrews Hotel on Friday night, the<br />

mayor of Sarah Baartman District Municipality,<br />

Eunice Kekana, welcomed all participants and said<br />

the week-long sports festival could rival the National<br />

Arts Festival in Makhanda.<br />

Martin Bekker, the owner of title sponsor the<br />

Royal St Andrews Hotel, was emotional at the<br />

opening, saying he had prepared a speech but that<br />

Kekana had “messed it up for me”.<br />

“My dream for Port Alfred is to expose as many<br />

people as possible, nationally and internationally, to<br />

Port Alfred, so that it’s not only a place to drive<br />

through and place on the map,” Bekker said.<br />

“I’m extremely overwhelmed by the growth this<br />

event has achieved since the start. From the first<br />

event, which was very local, we now have national<br />

and international participation – who would have<br />

thought it possible?”<br />

Both he and Sunshine Coast Tourism chairman<br />

Rick Pryce said the event had been a boon for local<br />

accommodation providers.<br />

“We wish all competitors a fantastic and safe<br />

event, and please experience the fantastic<br />

hospitality our town offers,” Bekker said.<br />

The keynote address was given by Mandla<br />

Mabece, CEO of the Ugu South Coast Development<br />

Agency, who said: “Port Alfred, you’ve done very<br />

good in a short space of time.”<br />

He said his dream was to see such coastal events<br />

taking place “from Kowie to Kosi Bay”.<br />

“If Port Alfred can do it, Margate can do it,”<br />

Mabece said.<br />

“Mr Bekker, you committed for five years. Now I<br />

hear you committed for another three years. If you<br />

go beyond from your business to doing social good,<br />

I can understand you become emotional about it –<br />

you’re invested in it.”<br />

In his closing remarks, BS Sports CEO and Amanzi<br />

Challenge founder Sxeaks Nkwinti said the Amanzi<br />

Challenge was the only event in South Africa where<br />

one would find the World Surfing League, the<br />

national rubber duck races, SA Bodyboarding<br />

Champs, an open water one-mile swim and an 8km<br />

trail run taking place at the same event.<br />

The semi-finalists in the men’s and women’s<br />

events and the finalists in the junior men’s and<br />

women’s events at the Royal St Andrews Hotel Port<br />

Alfred Surf Classic were decided in wild conditions<br />

at East Beach on Tuesday.<br />

Kommetjie-based teenager Eli Beukes relegated<br />

Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga, the standout<br />

PSIRA: 1241091 SAIDSA: 890<br />

performer on day one of the competition, to the<br />

runner-up spot. Both competitors advanced to the<br />

semifinals while third and fourth placed Shane<br />

Sykes (Salt Rock) and Saxton Randall (Durban) were<br />

eliminated from the event.<br />

Beukes went on to reach the final of the Junior<br />

Men’s event later in the day when he finished<br />

second behind Thomas Lindhorst (East London) in<br />

the first of the Men’s JQS semifinals.<br />

Slade Prestwich (Durban) produced arguably the<br />

d ay ’s best performance in the second quarter-final,<br />

advancing to a matchup with Beukes, De Vries and<br />

the runner-up in the second quarter-final, 2018 WSL<br />

Africa Junior Men’s champion Luke Slijpen (Hout<br />

B ay ) .<br />

Zoe Steyn (East London) put on a spectacular<br />

performance to advance in both the Women’s and<br />

Junior Women’s events. The goofy-footer is the lone<br />

South African in the Women’s semifinals and faced<br />

strong competition from the international contingent<br />

including Lucy Campbell (UK), Sol Aguirre (Peru)<br />

and Ariane Ochoa (Spain).<br />

Japan’s Minami Nonaka, fresh off her double<br />

victory in PE last Saturday, was joined by<br />

compatriots Shino Matsuda, Ren Hashimoto and<br />

Julie Nishimoto in the Women’s semifinals.<br />

Ceara Knight (Kommetjie) solidified the form she<br />

displayed when reaching her maiden Women’s JQS<br />

final in PE by edging out Nishimoto in the semis on<br />

Tuesday to book her spot in a second consecutive<br />

final on Wednesday. She took on fellow countrywoman<br />

Steyn, and Japan’s Matsuda and Nonaka.<br />

The Thunder Cat Rubber Duck racing begins with<br />

time trials today and tomorrow, with the actual races<br />

taking place on Saturday and Sunday.<br />

Other attractions include fencing, tumbling and<br />

gymnastics displays at the beach.<br />

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