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THE REPRESENTATIVE 24 May 2019

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Brutal ‘police assault’

EMLM elects

a new mayor

ANDISA BONANI

Former portfolio head for

technical services

councillor Sibusiso

Mvana was elected as

mayor of Enoch Mgijima

Local Municipality

(EMLM) following Sisisi

To l a s h e ’s resignation and

was sworn in as an MP

on Wednesday.

However, the special

council meeting came to

a standstill before it even

began when councillors

from opposition parties

queried the legitimacy of

the meeting that initially

did not have an

accounting officer.

DA councillor

Malibongwe Xhelisilo

said the party had

warned the speaker,

Bongiwe van Heerden,

about flouting council

rules before and that it

always came back to bite

them.

This, after Van Heerden

wanted Mvana to be

elected in a meeting that

did not have a municipal

manager (MM), which

was against council

rules.

There could never be

an official council

meeting without an

accounting officer and

the last time we

appointed an acting MM,

Cooperative Governance

and Traditional Affairs

[Cogta] MEC Fikile Xasa

denied it.

The speaker must

apologise for allowing

the previous meeting to

take place because it

was illegal.”

EMLM CEO Gcobani

Mashiyi was appointed

as acting MM, following

M va n a ’s election into the

executive position.

NEW BEGINNINGS:

Sibusiso Mvana was

elected the new mayor

of EMLM during a

special council

meeting on

We d n e s d a y

Picture: ANDISA BONANI

Councillors

congratulated Mvana on

his new position while

giving him a few pointers

that would make him a

mayor favourable to the

people of Enoch Mgijima.

United Front councillor

Aaron Mhlontlo spoke

words of encouragement

to Mvana, also giving

him a “n ot - t o - d o ” l i st

while in the position.

There is no special

school to capacitate a

mayor going into the

position as yet. You will

be in a learning curve

until your term ends.

Your success depends on

the intelligence of

councillors. You must

never take councillors’

input for granted. You

must adopt an open-door

policy so that people can

approach you easily.

“Never make the

mistake of not

responding to

councillors’

correspondence, – all

these will make you a

good mayor as I welcome

you into office,” said

Mhlontlo.

UDM councillor

Mthuthuzeli Hokolo

welcomed Tolashe’s

resignation and said

“good riddance”.

He also congratulated

Mvana, stating he should

not be under the illusion

that ANC councillors

were more important

than others.

“You are succeeding

someone who does not

have very big shoes to

fill. We thought the

former mayor would

assist in stabilising the

municipality so that it

could do better, but that

did not happen. The

people of this

municipality are not

interested in who is

mayor, they only want

service delivery.”

DA councillor

Sakhumzi Mkhunqe said

crime had increased in

areas where street lights

did not work and that

was an urgent matter

that needed attention.

“Another issue that is

equally important and we

would like you to tackle

first, are the

pothole-ridden streets of

Ezibeleni and other

areas. It is embarrassing

for a so-called business

hub to have roads like we

do in Komani. Since

2016, mayors have made

promises that were not

fulfilled. We need to

ensure your portfolio

committee does what is

has been appointed to

do.”

ANC councillor

Nkululeko Ngcefe

welcomed Mvana and

thanked former mayor

Tolashe for services

rendered, indicating that

she had done so much

for the municipality

during her short-lived

tenure as mayor.

NTSIKELELO QOYO

“I almost died. Police came to my house, beat me to a

pulp and broke my arm, all because they wanted

dagga – dagga for themselves.”

These were the words of Masixole Tafa who says

Komani police brutally assaulted him on Saturday,

leaving him on crutches and with a broken arm.

Tafa said he has opened a case against the police

of f i c e r s .

Police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni

confirmed that a case of assault was being

investigated by the Independent Police Investigative

Directorate (Ipid).

Tafa, a practising Rastafarian, said the incident

proved that police had become a law unto

themselves.

“We are tired of being harassed by police from

Komani who come to our homes, stinking of alcohol,

and beat us in front of our children.”

Tafa, who has a bruised and swollen face, said the

incident took place at his home in Ebhongolwethu,

Cacadu (formerly Lady Frere) on Saturday after 9pm.

They just arrived and demanded I give them my

dagga.”

He alleged that five policemen went into his house

and demanded that he give them his dagga and

continued to search his house without producing a

wa r r a n t .

They did not even greet. They knocked, I opened

the door and all he [a captain] asked was, ‘where is

the dagga?’. I complied with his demand and gave

them all the dagga I had in my possession.”

Tafa, who identified the captain by name, said he

was from Komani. He also indicated that he would be

able to identify the other officers who were involved.

After Tafa gave the police the marijuana he had in

his possession, he said the captain seemed

dissatisfied and said he was lying. It was then that he

allegedly instructed the other officers to hit Tafa.

“I was first slapped by one officer and before I

could protest, the second one joined in and the two

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He said the officers beat him with fists and at some

stage used a rod he could not identify. “They used

something that felt like a rod which hit me so hard

that I became disorientated. I was bleeding and on

the floor, but the captain continued to encourage

them not to stop.”

During the assault, Tafa said a female officer who

was also in the house searched the house and went

to another room where she harassed his partner.

It was during that time that a fifth officer who was

outside the house told the captain to go outside

because they had found marijuana in Tafa’s garden.

They allegedly dragged him outside and took the

marijuana plants.

Tafa said it was at this stage that he managed to

escape and run while the police were preoccupied

with the plants.

“I ran for what felt like 20 minutes. I did not even

know where I was going. When I stopped I did not

know where I was or whether I was still being chased.

I stayed there for a while because I was

d i s o r i e n t at e d . ”

Tafa spent the night with a friend because he was

afraid to go back to his house. The next morning he

went to see the doctor who gave him pain killers,

crutches and an arm cast.

On Monday, Tafa and other members of the Cacadu

Rastafarian community staged a protest outside the

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magist rate’s court in Cacadu against police brutality

and violation of their rights.

“I cannot believe this is still happening in South

Africa in 2019. We are tired of this behaviour from

Komani police.

“Police must know that it is not acceptable to go

around beating people. Parents are arrested for

beating their own children,” said Tafa.

The use of dagga has been legalised in South

Africa, therefore we are not breaking the law. Police

are the problem. I cannot have peace until they are

prosecuted for what they have done.”

ASSAULT VICTIM: Masixole Tafa of Cacadu

(formerly Lady Frere) says he was brutally

assaulted by Komani police during a raid at his

house last Saturday. He has opened a criminal

case against the police and Komani police

spokesperson, Captain Namhla Mdleleni, has

confirmed that an assault case is being

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THE REPRESENTATIVE 24 May 2019

‘Police stop car guards from operating’

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Disgruntled car guards who

operate in the Komani CBD

allege that police officers want

them to stop operating in town.

This came after some car guards

claimed to have been unfairly arrested

by the police for no apparent reason

r e c e n t l y.

Nkosi Mpumela, who has been

operating as a car guard in a store

parking lot in Zeiler Street since 2010,

said three police officers arrested him

and his colleague, Tembelani Majezi,

at 11am on the day, along with five

others who were picked up in

different parking lots around town.

Mpumela said, “The police came

while we were working and asked us

if we were store employees.

“When we said no, they instructed

Majezi and me to take off our reflector

jackets and get into the police

vehicle. We asked them to give us an

explanation, but they ignored us.”

He said the police targeted more

car guards in Cathcart Road,

Robinson Road near the magistrate’s

court, and later near the intersection

of Robinson Road and Ebden Street.

“When we got to the police station

we insisted that they tell us the

offence we had committed. They told

us they had received an instruction

from Bhisho to arrest us because we

were causing a disruption and were

drunk. We were taken to a cell and

told we would be out at 4pm.

The cell smelled horrible, and there

was urine and faeces on the floor and

in the non-functioning toilets.

“We were given bread and

cooldrink to eat. We asked the police

officer how we were expected to eat

in such an unhygienic place, but the

door was slammed behind us.”

Allegations of arrests while working on the streets

EMPLOYMENT ISSUE: Komani CBD car guards in Robinson Road, from left, Tembelani Majezi, Nkosi Mpumela, Tsepo

Makoko, Thabo Sebati and Ncedo Zamkana

Picture: ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

He said at 4pm they were still

locked in and were eventually

released at around 6pm.

The police were not willing to

transport us home. We were told to

use the money we had made from the

parking lot to get home. We received

court orders which stipulated that if

we were found operating as car

guards we would be fined R50

“After I was initiated I did not have

employment so I decided to become a

car guard until such time as I could

get a permanent job. I did not want to

be idle and get involved in criminal

activity. We understand that there are

corrupt car guards out there, but it is

not fair that we should all be painted

with the same brush.”

Mpumela and Majezi jointly said

their rights had been violated by the

police officers as they had an

agreement with the owner to operate

in the store’s parking lot.

Majezi said, “We have been

working well for all these years

without any problems. People trust us

with their cars. Mpumela and I were

not even drunk and no breathalyser

tests were done.”

Tsepo Makoko, who was also

arrested, said he was a former

parking marshal for a company which

previously had a contract with Enoch

Mgijima Local Municipality (EMLM)

and when the company’s contract

finished with EMLM his job came to

an end.

“I decided to become a car guard

because I had no other source of

income. The former company had

around 24 employees in town and we

all lost our jobs. Motorists have no

problem with us operating in

Robinson Road because we look after

their cars. If a motorist bumps

another car, we take down the

number of the car for the owner.”

There had been public complaints

that parking marshals were still using

machines to charge motorists for

parking even though the contract of

the company had long since been

t e r m i n at e d .

Makoko said the company had

collected the machines a long time

ago and there were none of its former

car guards still operating with

machines in the CBD.

Two other car guards who operate

in Ebden Street said they had been

arrested the same way on two

separate occasions.

EMLM acting spokesperson

Gcobani Msindwana said the

machines belonged to the company,

not the municipality and the

responsibility lay with the company

on how they were handled.

The municipality had received no

complaints about the continued use

of the machines.

The contract ended before the

amalgamation of the three erstwhile

municipalities.

It was terminated because its time

had lapsed and the service provider

was no longer operating according to

the terms of the contract.

It was not providing any significant

value for money for the municipality.

“If the municipality requires a

service provider the supply chain

processes will be followed to the

let ter.”

Police spokesperson Captain

Namhla Mdleleni said, “There are no

car guards in Queenstown, only meter

parking that was authorised by the

municipality and the contract has

expired. No one is permitted to guard

vehicles in town.”

Mdleleni said the members were

arrested in terms of the Eastern Cape

Liquor Act 10/2003/59 for being

drunk and drinking in the street. “The

police are to ensure all the laws are

obeyed, including the Liquor Act.”

She also stated there were no cells

with blocked toilets in the police

st at i o n .

Bank card cloning and

robbery a grave concern

ZINTLE BOBELO

The issue of bank card

cloning and robbery

has become a concern

for Komani residents.

Evelyn Halgreen and

Lean Els shared a

traumatic experience

while doing their

normal grocery

shopping.

“We went to an ATM

in one of the business

complexes to withdraw

money and

immediately after

putting the card into

the machine three guys

came and surrounded

us,” they said.

They started putting

in numbers and were

instructing us to punch

in cellphone numbers.

“I then realised that

the bank card was

gone. Luckily, we were

still activating the card

and had not put in the

pin yet.”

They said they

received a cellphone

notification of an

unknown person trying

to withdraw money

from their account.

The Rep reported

(“Thieves still active in

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Komani”, May 10) that

Red Guard armed

response officers and a

technician had assisted

the police in

apprehending suspects

who had allegedly

robbed people at ATMs.

It was reported that

the police had detained

the suspects for further

i n v e st i g at i o n .

Police spokesperson

Captain Namhla

Mdleleni said the

police were

investigating reported

cases of card cloning

as many people had

fallen victim recently.

“We appeal to the

community to avoid

taking assistance from

strangers when

withdrawing money

from ATM machines.

“People must also

avoid giving away their

pin codes to anyone –

even people at the

bank.”

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collided. Police and traffic officers were out in numbers as onlookers curiously surrounded the accident scene

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Mother rescued from violent child

Last Tuesday night response

officers attended to a panic alarm

at a tavern in Mlungisi. There they

apprehended a patron who was

under the influence of alcohol and

causing a problems. The suspect

was handed over to the police.

Later, the company’s 24-hour

control room received information

about suspects breaking in at a

restaurant in Cathcart Road.

Response officers were dispatched

to the premises where they

apprehended a suspect who had

stolen several pockets of potatoes

from the business. The suspect

was handed over to the police and

the stolen goods returned to the

o w n e r.

Late on Wednesday night

response officers in Lady Frere

checked on an alarm at a clothing

store where they apprehended a

suspect inside the ceiling. He was

handed over to the police in Lady

Fr e r e

In the early hours of Friday

morning response officers on

patrol in Lady Frere noticed

building material lying outside a

hardware store in the town. The

items were placed back into the

shop and it appeared that a

suspect had entered the back area

by climbing over the fence. A

security officer was posted on site

for the night.

On Sunday morning security

officers on duty at a supermarket

apprehended a suspect for theft.

The stolen items recovered were

returned to the manager and the

suspect handed over to the police.

During the morning response

officers responded to a panic

alarm at a residence where they

had to assist the mother of a child

who had become violent and

threatened his mother. She was

taken to the police station for

further assistance.


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Sewage stench angers Komani residents

ANDISA BONANI and

ZINTLE BOBELO

For two weeks, sewage has been

spewing from several manholes in

Bridge Street in Westbourne and

running into residents’ property, causing

such a bad stench that residents said it

was enough to make one vomit.

One manhole in the centre of the street

had fluids and pieces of toilet paper

flowing out of it, resulting in puddles

outside residents’ houses.

A tenant in one of the houses with

bachelor flats, Marlow King, said he

struggled to get out of the yard because

of the “stinking water” that blocked the

ent rance.

“It is a mission going to and coming

from work because I do not have a car

like some of the other tenants. They use

their cars to go in and out while I have to

place bricks and other firm objects to step

on. My landlord said she had phoned the

municipality several times, but the

situation has just become worse because

ANDISA BONANI

Business partner at Dentists Inc in Komani

Dr Allie Pillay is trending on social media

for “r a c i st ” comments he made on the

platform, causing outrage from locals who

have since started the movement

# D e n t i st s I n c M u st Fa l l .

The outrage came after screenshots

from Pillay were shared on Facebook and

Twitter where he called people who had

voted for the ANC “st u p i d ”.

Several users on Facebook challenged

him on the matter, indicating that it was

mostly black people who had voted for the

party, and that they were also the majority

of his patients in the business.

In the screenshots which The Rep has

seen, Pillay said, in reply to Chuma Kolo

who had challenged his comment,

referring to him as a racist, “I challenge

you in an IQ or general knowledge test. I

bet R5,000 you cannot. I studied math,

no-one had come.”

King said he knew several other areas

in Komani, especially in Mlungisi where

his friends stayed, that had similar

sewage spillage problems.

“I just wish the government would fix

whatever is wrong with the sanitation

infrastructure because our neighbour is

even in much more trouble than we are,

with a manhole spilling stinking liquid

near her kitchen,” he said.

Queenstown Ratepayers’ A s s o c i at i o n

founder Tokkie Deysel also reported

several other manholes around town

where sewage was leaking, including one

near the Queenstown cemetery.

He said it was a bad sight and the fact

that many manholes were spilling sewage

at the same time, indicated something

needed to be done urgently.

A business owner, who did not want to

be named, said they had trouble with a

blocked sewage pipe outside their

business premises in Victoria Road, a

problem which the owner said had

persisted for three years.

Dentist partner trends for ‘racism’

physics and chemistry at university and

scored A’s, what about you Miss ‘Work for

Love Life’ but still lives in f***ing

Mlungisi” (sic).

In another screenshot, Pillay posted a

picture of the old apartheid government

flag and said he was in favour of “some”

things it stood for.

“That being said, I am 100% against

people trying to take away the freedom of

expression of others. I am making this flag

my cover photo to defend the absolute

human right to freedom of expression and

a s s o c i at i o n .

“If you want to boycott my business, be

my guest and go pay triple the price for

the same thing down the road.”

Speaking to The Rep during a

telephonic interview on Thursday, P i l l ay

said he stood by the comments he had

RECURRING ISSUE: Sewage is seen gushing out of a manhole in Bridge Street

in Westbourne earlier this week

Picture: ANDISA BONANI

“We reported the issue because the

sewage would spread all over our

premises and it was difficult for us to

even use the toilets. The stench was

unbearable.”

The owner said municipal water

made regarding stupid people voting for

the ANC, but did not say all black people

were stupid.

“I was simply responding to one of the

people who called me stupid first, but I do

not take back what I said about the ANC,

because with it at the helm, we suffer

power and water outages which affect

businesses and residents in general.

“Regarding the flag, I was responding to

a previous outrage that was caused by it

and was all over social media and I

understand why people would be

emotional. However, I did say I only

supported “some” things it stood for and

not everything.”

Pillay said of the comments he made on

Facebook, he regretted having said he did

not mind people boycotting his business.

He indicated people were making false

services employees replaced the pipe

three weeks ago, but the pipe burst, with

sewage gushing out into the premises.

“One of the water services workers who

came to assess the situation, said it was

going to be difficult to get another pipe,

racist accusations against him “and as a

result, I have received threats since

Thursday evening which might

compromise my safety.”

Kolo, who said she was a patient at

Dentists Inc and had received good

service about two months ago at the

practice, would “never visit that

establishment again”.

“I am not lobbying for anyone to boycott

the business, but I will never set my foot

in a business owned by a racist person.

He can deny having called black people

stupid, but he specifically called me that

and I am black. He is denying his other

racist comments because he has since

deleted them on the Enoch Mgijima

Municipality Facebook page where all this

started a few weeks back.”

Kolo was also threatened with legal

so we decided to buy and install it

ourselves,” said the owner.

Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM)

communications manager Bulelwa

Ganyaza said the municipality fixed fa u l t s

in the water sanitation systems on a daily

basis, but there were spillages which

required special machinery to repair and

this often caused delays.

The main problems include foreign

objects thrown into the system, tree roots

penetrating the pipes, vandalism and

ageing infrastructure. CHDM has resolved

to put emphasis on new infrastructure

investment and replacement thereof, and

this is done on a phased approach.

“We also have an operations and

maintenance plan that is being

implemented on a daily basis to ensure

mitigation of spillages and other related

challenges.”

Regarding the Westbourne spillages,

Ganyaza said the municipality had

repaired them, using a high-pressure

jetting machine, and that the one at the

cemetery had also been repaired.

action by Pillay for defamation of

character after she posted about him

being racist on the Dentists Inc Facebook

page, where another local businessman

indicated he would pay her legal fees if

Pillay sued her.

Border-Kei Chamber of Business

(BKCOB), of which Dentists Inc is a

member, will be sending correspondence

to Pillay regarding the matter before

acting on it.

“We regard the matter as sub judice at

this point, but will give the concerned

party a certain period in which he ought to

respond. Failure to do this, could result in

his membership being revoked,” BKCOB

executive director Les Holbrook said.

The Chris Hani ANCYL secretary Aphiwe

Mkhangelwa said the organisation would

visit Pillay and give him seven days’ n ot i c e

to shut down the business and vacate.

“If he does not do this voluntarily, we

will force him through other means. He is

a danger to the people of Komani.”


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THE REPRESENTATIVE 24 May 2019

A SWEET MELODY:

Lukhanji Primary school

is at Nelson Mandela

Metropolitan University

in Port Elizabeth to

participate at the

Provincial ABC Motsepe

South African School

Choir Eisteddfod. The

competition started

yesterday and ends on

Sunday. Other primary

schools which will

represent the Chris Hani

district include Usenathi

from Sterkstroom, St

Bedes from Tylden and

Usenathi from Komani.

Picture: NTSIKELELO QOYO

STUTTERHEIM – As the name indicates

the audience could not seem to get

enough of the Stutterheim Amateur

Dramatic Society (SADS) production of

Never Enough. It was a thoroughly

enjoyable experience for cast, crew and

audience alike.

This show and others like it are the

lifeline of this theatre, which is so unique

among the klein dorpies of the Border

region. Unless you go to a bigger centre,

the only venue to host a large, showy

production like this one, is the local

school hall.

The documented history of the SADS

can be traced back to 1919 when they

already owned a piano and had money in

the bank, indicative of an earlier

foundation date.

The society has always been

maintained by a group of gallant and

enthusiastic thespians in each

g e n e r at i o n .

At first, productions were presented in

the Drill Hall, but later, at the behest of

the town council, productions moved to

the town hall (now the burnt-out wreck of

the main municipal building).

The first recorded production was

Private Secretary in 1920. As time went

by, SADS made various donations and

additions to the infrastructure of the hall.

In 1940, a decision was taken by the

society to donate all of its funds to the

war effort and there were no more

productions for the duration of that

conflict.

In 1948, the society was revived and

began operating fully in 1950. In 1968,

the stage in the town hall was enlarged

with the help of SADS, but it could still

not support the rapid growth and

prestige of the society and so in 1969, it

was suggested that a theatre be built for

SADS. In 1971, the first production in the

brand new theatre was Romanoff and

Juliet, a play in three acts written by

Peter Ustinov and directed by Betty

Chamberlain.

The theatre was a rallying point in

community life, a source of fun and

entertainment and a place for artistic

expression.

When the theatre was opened, SADS

had produced 76 plays and there have

been numerous productions in the 48

years since then – from comedy and

music to tragedy and Shakespeare.

For all its grandeur, SADS and the

theatre it calls home, are in dire straits.

Beside the annual productions put on by

Sharon Parker and the other odd

occasions organised by an increasingly

desperate committee, the stage is empty.

Due to a financial crisis that has been

A PROBLEM: The

Stut terheim

‘nuns’ singing

‘How do you

solve a problem

like Maria?’,

from left,

Sherice

Grenville,

Shayne Sheard,

Milisa Braweni,

Karen Flanegan,

Judy Flanegan,

Sharlaine

Ranger, Hester

Delport, Carleen

Marais and Mary

Taylor Picture:

RED KING FILMS

staved off for a number of years, there is

a very real chance that the theatre will

have to be sold.

The society has been entertaining and

delighting audiences for more than a

century and the SADS Theatre has

formed a part of the community for

almost half of that time.

It is an organic part of life in Stutt and

without it, the town will lose even more.

DORDRECHT – Dié maand se VLV

byeenkoms is in die baie

interessante privaat Anderson

Museum in Dordrecht gehou. Die

museum se kurator, Ben

Maclennan, was ook

teenwoordig. Sameroeper

Antoinette van Pletzen het die

tema, “Openbare Sake”, getakel

met die uitdeel van

gelamineerde verduidelikings oor

hoe om óm ’n verkeersirkel te ry,

gevolg deur ’n algemene

bespreking.

Daarna het almal aan ’n

vasvrae oor Dordrecht

deelgeneem en pryse is

uitgedeel, met Anna van Niekerk

as die eerste wenner!

Dordrecht is in 1856 op die

plaas Boschrand gestig met die

oog op die stigting van ’n NG

Kerk. Dis vernoem na Dordrecht

in Nederland, ter ere van ’n

historiese Sinode van

Gereformeerde Kerke wat

gedurende 1618 tot 1619 aktief

was. Die museum is in 1984

gestig toe Freda Anderson (wie

se ouers buite Dordrecht geboer

het) die gebou geskenk het.

Haar pa was ’n Kaapse rebel

gedurende die

Anglo-Boereoorlog en is vir

hoogverraad tronk toe gestuur.

Verskeie boeke en ander

tweedehandse artikels wat as

skenkings ontvang is (en steeds

welkom is) word vir

museumfondse verkoop.

Interessanthede in en om

Dordrecht sluit in die teëls op die

buitemuur van die poskantoor

wat Trekboere met hul

ossewaens uitbeeld. Die hekke

(met die groot, groen balle) van

Lapa Munnik se plaas-ingang, is

deur Italiaanse krygsgevangenes,

gedurende die Tweede

Wêreldoorlog gebou.

Burgemeester William Fish,

wat so om en by die draai van

die 19de eeu hier gebly het, was

later ook die burgemeester van

Kaapstad. Mandela Hardware

was sy winkel.

Die hoërskool is vandag 138

jaar oud met 634 leerders,

waarvan 116 koshuisgangers is.

Daar is ’n interessante

geologiese verskynsel in die

begraafplaas: ’n bedding wat

bestaan uit 200 miljoen-jaar-oue

plantfossiele wat dieper ondertoe

TERUG OP VER PAAIE: INTERESSANT: Lede van die Dordrecht VLV tydens hul besoek aan die

Anderson Museum op die dorp was, agter van links, Antoinette van Pletzen, Lida Rossouw, Lenie

Fourie, Ben Maclennan, Bertha Rossouw en Elize Oosthuizen. Voor van links is Sonja Kruger, Effie

Jonker, Trudie Slootmans en Anna van Niekerk

Foto: VERSKAF

in steenkool verander.

Jan Smuts het twee noue

ontkomings in sy lewe gehad.

Die een was in die Tweede

Wêreldoorlog, toe sy vliegtuig

deur weerlig getref is en die

ander was in ’n lokval by

Moordenaarspoort gedurende die

Anglo-Boereoorlog waarin sy

perd onder hom doodgeskiet is.

Een van sy kamerade is ook

doodgeskiet, en twee ander het

later aan hul wonde beswyk.

Maclennan het lede op ’n

begeleide toer van die museum

geneem en het selfs inligting oor

die distrik se kosbare

rotstekeninge gedeel.

The Dordrecht district is home

to some of the finest Bushman

paintings in SA. However these

artworks are very vulnerable to

weathering, as well as to

damage by visitors. Keep cattle

and sheep away, as they may rub

against the paintings and cover

them with grease. Visitors must

treat the site with respect. Don’t

wet the paintings, don’t dig

around the site and don’t touch

the paintings – not even with a

stick. Don’t remove anything

from the site. If you want people

to know you visited the site, do it

on Facebook – not by scratching

your name on the rock.

For more information about

preserving these paintings on

your farm, contact Maclennan on

087-550 2565..

Sertifikate van presteerders by

die konferensie, is uitgedeel aan:

Lenie Fourie (3), Bertha

Rossouw; Lida Rossouw; Gerda

Fourie; Sonja Kruger en

Antoinette van Pletzen.

Die volgende vergadering

verskuif na 26 Junie. Daar sal

dot painting gedoen word onder

leiding van sameroeper Lida

Rossouw, en werkstelle of kits

wat Lenie Fourie sal bestel.

Enigeen wat by ons wil kom

aansluit, is welkom. Laat weet

net asseblief sodat ekstra

werkstelle bestel kan word.

TA R K A STA D – R ay m o n d

Mhlaba Senior Secondary

School hosted a candlelight

memorial on May 15 to remove

the barrier and stigma of

discrimination against people

living with HIV/Aids.

Various stakeholders were

invited such as the

departments of health and

social development, and the

Council of Churches.

A representative from the

department of social

development delivered a

message of support to pupils

who are infected with and

affected by HIV/Aids. The

department of health

conducted the candlelight

memorial and gave the pupils

more education on HIV/Aids.

Members of the Council of

Churches prayed for all who

are infected with and affected

by HIV/Aids. REMEMBERING: Some of those attending an HIV/Aids day in Tarkastad prepare for the candlelight memorial service Picture: SUPPLIED


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54 SMMEs benefit

from CHDM bo ost

ANDISA BONANI

Komani business Siphumziwe Plastic

is one of 54 small, medium and

micro enterprises (SMMEs) to receive

a financial boost from the Chris Hani

District Municipality (CHDM) to expand

their businesses and to enhance local

economic development.

Siphumziwe owner Khanyisa Nyeka

plans to manufacture her recycled plastic

innovations which include a commode.

She said she was grateful to the

municipality for investing in her business.

However, Nyeka had applied for a

R90,000 injection into the business,

following a quotation from a local

business that would assist in bringing her

innovations to life.

“Only R60,000 was granted which I am

thankful for, but the problem is that the

company which gave the quotation has

indicated I should contact another

business because I did not have the whole

amount. I have since asked the

municipality to instead use the money

granted for my business to buy office

Chris Hani SAYC slams EMLM mayor and DoE for failure of youth development

ANDISA BONANI

The Chris Hani South African Youth Council (SAYC)

has slammed the department of e d u c at i o n ’s lack of

proactiveness to remedy the teacher shortage

problems in critical and technical subjects in schools

in the district.

SAYC recently convened its ordinary regional

executive committee (REC) meeting where youth

development through education was discussed,

among other things.

SAYC regional secretary Lusanda Mahashe

indicated the organisation remained the only hope for

young people in Chris Hani, thus requiring it to act

fast in order to deliver on the aspirations of young

people. “We are charged with the responsibility to be

equipment for me because that is another

challenge I have, which deters me from

doing the work I need to do.”

Nyeka said she had also been proactive

in finding ways in which her innovations

would be supported by meeting a mentor

who is the plastic industry, Phumeza

Cishembe, who informed her that she

needed a business plan so that she would

pitch proposals for funding.

The founder of the black- and

women-owned Avenir Media House, also

from Komani, Babalwa Magqwanti, whose

business also benefited from the funding,

said the cash injection would assist in

getting machinery for the business.

“Our main issue is the printing of our

main product, Avenir Magazine.

The financial boost will ensure that we

do not miss any more deadlines for the

publication of the magazine and minimise

outsourcing costs. It will also give a sense

of credibility to our clients, knowing we

are a fully-fledged and functional

business.”

Namhla Kente, of Sizukisile General

Trading Cooperative, which specialises in

active participants in the transformation agenda as

informed by the youth development strategy which

focuses on a number of issues such as education, the

economy and youth unemployment to mention a few.

There is no doubt that most schools in various

areas in the region are still under-resourced,

especially in relation to teachers in critical fields such

as maths and science. The lack of facilities for

teaching, learning and sport makes it difficult for

pupils in rural areas to compete fairly with their

counterparts from urban areas.”

Mahashe said he hoped the restructuring of the

department of education would yield positive results

for teaching and learning, but the situation remained

in a state of paralysis.

“We want to make it clear that we can no longer be

FOR YOU: Namhla Kente, of Sizukisile General Trading Cooperative, flanked by Emalahleni mayor Zanele Koni and CHDM

mayor Kholiswa Vimbayo during the handover of the R100,000 cheque to assist her business

brick making and operates from Kundulu

village, was supported with R100,000

towards required material.

“We make bricks and it is now time to

produce massively. We need local

contractors and retailers to support us and

not go to other areas to get bricks. We are

glad that our application was received

positively by the district municipality.”

CHDM spokesperson Thobeka Mqamelo

said more than 300 applications were

received and 54 enterprises were selected.

“As per CHDM’s adopted funding

model, the municipality provides the

required support based on the needs of

the SMMEs and does not transfer any

funds to them. These grants were

conferred to selected business owners

during the Chris Hani month

commemoration in April, based on

patient with the department to address the facilities.

We are committed to making sure a reasonable

percentage of business across the region goes to the

youth of this region. The youth should also be

equipped with the necessary skills to sustain their

businesses and livelihood.”

The REC also deliberated on the position adopted

by the special programmes unit (SPU), both in the

district and local municipalities, indicating a concern

that they viewed youth development as just another

special project.

SAYC regional chair Ngobe Lali said the local and

district authorities were oblivious to the many

challenges young people were faced with.

“We have resolved to engage political leaders in

these institutions as we no longer have confidence in

applications that met the set criteria.”

Mqamelo said the main objective of the

funding model was to empower

entrepreneurs, ensure creation of

sustainable enterprise development,

contribute towards job creation and assist

in advancing the regional economy.

The next funding season will be opened

in the next financial year (2019/20) and an

advertisement will be published.

the people entrusted with the SPU function. We have

passed the stage of negotiating for what is rightfully

ours. We anticipate a hostile reception from some of

these political principals, particularly from the

executive mayor of Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality,

Sisisi Tolashe, as she has not moved an inch since

she was unceremoniously dumped into this

municipality under the guise of stabilisation.”

Lali said the mayor had dismally failed to either

commit or implement any youth development

programmes.

“Hers is another failed case of recycling the aged

with their primitive ideas in relation to development.

How we wish she could be relieved to go and raise

her grandchildren.”


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THE REPRESENTATIVE 24 May 2019

EDITORIAL

OPINION

Police and court

deserve credit

It is an open secret that South

Africans seldom speak highly of

the country’s justice system.

On the contrary, many South

Africans have come out publicly

to declare their lack of confidence

and trust in the system.

So it is no surprise that even

when the police and the courts

have done amazing work, it tends

to go unnoticed.

Earlier in May, thanks to the

hard work of a Komani detective,

a 48-year-old father was sent to

jail for a very long time for the

rape of his own daughter.

In the Grahamstown High

Court, the “fat h e r ” was handed a

double life jail term.

According to a statement from

Komani police, the investigating

officer, Sgt Xolani Witbooi

(pictured above right), sacrificed

many hours investigating the

case and successfully opposed

bail until it was finalised.

The police explain that they do

all they can for the victims of

these heinous crimes.

“Perpetrators of sexual crimes

attack defenceless victims whom

they manipulate and brainwash.

“It is also a known fact that

most of the perpetrators are

known to the victims, and for

various reasons these victims live

in silence while trying to deal

with these horrific incidents.”

The police say they conduct

awareness campaigns in the hope

that victims will break their

silence and report the crimes.

One of these campaigns

yielded great results a year ago

and led to the father’s

imprisonment a year later. This is

a shocking story with an

appropriate ending.

Although the trauma the young

girl experienced will most likely

stay with her for the rest of her

life, the culprit has been removed

from society, permanently.

This is thanks to the combined

efforts of members of the SAPS

and the courts.

All of them deserve to be

congratulated and encouraged for

this excellent work.

Quite rightly, the Komani SAPS

cluster commander, Maj-Gen

Funeka Siganga, also

congratulated the investigating

officer and said, “We understand

the complexity of the

investigation and the challenges

that you encountered. In seeking

justice for this little victim, you

have also assisted in her healing.

“Continue to assist other

victims who are going through

the same fate.

“We extend our profound

thanks to the prosecution team

who have worked with the victim

and the investigating officer.

“A successful prosecution can

only be achieved through

teamwork.”

There is no doubt that more of

this remarkable work and

perseverance by our officers in

the justice system will result in

more perpetrators of these

horrific crimes being sent

packing.

It is hoped that in the process,

the public’s trust and confidence

in the country’s justice system

can also be restored.

New beginnings

The attention of the nation, rightly

so, has been captured by the

election of Cyril Ramaphosa as

president and the speakers of the

two houses of parliament.

As is always the case in our

country, the swearing-in of MPs did

not go without drama. There were

last-minute withdrawals from the

ANC when Baleka Mbete and Malusi

Gigaba were the first to withdraw

their names from the list of MPs to

be sworn in.

Later, ANC deputy president David

Mabuza also requested that his

swearing-in be “d e l ay e d ” until he

attends a meeting with the ANC

integrity committee to “clear up” a

few issues.

As if that was

not enough

drama, Nomvula

Mokonyane who

had been

earmarked for the

role of Chair of

Chairs (whatever that means) in the

sixth administration, also withdrew

her name from the list.

So what could have prompted

these people to withdraw?

In the absence of a clear

explanation from them and the ANC,

people have been forced to speculate.

Some claim they withdrew to

preserve their pensions as Speaker

and former minister which would

have been reduced by a big margin

if they re-entered parliament as

ordinary MPs.

Others might see their actions as

a childish tantrum for being likely to

be overlooked as speaker and

minister respectively. You might

recall Mbete pulling a similar stunt

when she was not nominated to be

deputy president in 2009 when the

seat was taken by Kgalema

Montlanthe, after she expected to be

sworn in herself. Speculations or not,

IN

TOUCH

... with Phumelele P Hlati

it is quite clear from the outside that

Gigaba, Mokonyane and Mabuza

have issues which they had to clear

up with the integrity committee if

they wanted to be MPs.

The integrity committee has

finished vetting the parliamentary

lists and the report has been handed

over to Luthuli House.

So, are we to expect more

withdrawals, and this time perhaps

forced withdrawals, from

parliament? What sway does

Ramaphosa have within the National

Executive Council (NEC) to carry

through the recommendations of the

integrity committee?

If he is defeated in this round,

wouldn’t that

spell trouble for

the rest of his

ANC

presidency? Are

the sinister

fo r c e s

regathering to

topple him in 2020 in the ANC

National General Council, as is

speculated so often?

The cabinet he chooses will

answer all these questions.

While all this was happening, a

major shift took place in Enoch

Mgijima Municipality – a l m o st

unnoticed. We have a new mayor,

acting municipal manager and new

mayoral committee. I read through

the names and I only saw two

names I recognised – how many did

you recognise?

Of course this doesn’t mean they

lack what is needed to serve in the

highest offices of the troubled

municipalit y.

The ANC, as the majority party,

has the right to deploy anyone they

choose, using their own criteria.

I hope this new administration will

not be as invisible as the last one.

JOB WELL DONE: Komani detective Sergeant Xolani Witbooi’s excellent investigative skills resulted in the sentencing of a

48-year-old father to double life imprisonment for the rape of his young daughter. See Editorial Opinion Picture: SUPPLIED

FACE 2 FA C E

Question: What do you do?

Answer: MMAD Productions

specialises in digital marketing;

creating content in the digital

space for companies. We also do

videography, photography and

graphic designing.

Q: What do you enjoy most about

what you do?

A: What I enjoy the most is being

part of someone’s story. I love

story telling, we help people tell

their stories.

Q: Do you think there are enough

opportunities in the space you

work in?

A: Definitely. It is an untapped

market with a lot of opportunities.

The market in Komani is still a bit

behind, but we are slowly moving

into the digital space. However,

although based here we also have

clients around the country.

Q: What do you think can be

done to grow the industry?

A: We need to educate people

about the industry because you

cannot expect people to buy into

something they do not know. Also

a platform has to be created for

people to develop in the digital

space.

Q: What do you feel about the

direction of the country?

A: I strongly believe the country

is moving in the right direction.

... vox pops on the street

What do you think about ...

LAETITIA NEL

YOUR VOICE

President Cyril Ramaphosa will this

weekend announce his new cabinet

since the ANC won the recent elections.

The Rep intern Ntsikelelo Qoyo went to

ask people in Komani what they expect

from the president’s big announcement.

Laetitia Nel

from the CBD

I want them to start by putting Naledi

Pandor on basic education and Angie

Motshekga on higher education. I think

Pandor will be able to implement good

free basic education as she is very

knowledgeable. I would like to see Thuli

Mandonsela in the cabinet as well, but I

don’t know if she is still ANC. I also

want Derek Hanekom in the energy

por tfolio.

Judging from what has been done

in the past few months it shows we

are moving towards progress.

Q: What do you think is

responsible citizenship?

A: Part of what we do as a

company is not just focusing on us

growing the company but how we

can help develop the country.

Every small role makes a big

d i f fe r e n c e .

Q: It is a World Cup year; are you

excited about the rugby? How do

you think the Boks will do?

A: The Boks always surprise.

When you expect them to lose they

win and they can also disappoint

just as badly. A bit unpredictable, I

just think they need to focus.

Q: And the cricket?

A: I just love (Lungi) Ngidi and

(Kagiso) Rabada, but I can also

appreciate what Cricket South

Africa is doing to develop cricket in

promoting diversity.

Q: One thing you would like to do

before you die?

A: Travel for leisure.

Q: What do you like about

Ko m a n i ?

A: As small as the town is, it has

the potential to be great. There is a

lot of potential, talent and skill.

Another thing I like about my work

is discovering that skill.

with Yanelo Kambi, co-founder

of MMAD Productions

EDDY MEYERS VUYOKAZI MAKANI XOLANI NGALO CAITLYN STENBERG

Eddy Meyers

from New Rest

They must be honest people, people

we can trust with good track records

and integrity. We just hope the new

president will have the confidence to

make the changes needed.

Vuyokazi Makani

from Mlungisi

All I would like to see is this

government doing what it promised.

Right now I am having a hard time

working with the municipality. I am also

an ANC member, so I am not just

criticising. It is hard accessing the most

basic service from government. There is

also no development. They need to start

working for the people.

Xolani Ngalo

from Mlungisi

I love the ANC but one cannot be

satisfied with the way things are done.

We hope things will change with the

new president.

I hope he will remove all those who

were implicated in wrongdoing and

bring in new people who will serve the

countr y.

Caitlyn Stenberg

from New Rest

I am not really into politics but I think

all the older people should give the

young people a chance. They are

sleeping there in parliament. A decent

age for parliamentarians should be at

least between 30 and 50.


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Police seize 29

bags of dagga

A joint operation by the Cluster

Crime Combating Task Team, the

Flying Squad and the K9 unit led to

the arrest of two suspects in

possession of bags of dagga

r e c e n t l y.

Police spokesperson Namhla

Mdleleni said police members were

conducting daily routine patrols in

the Komani policing area when they

spotted a suspicious Toyota

Quantum.

On seeing the police, the driver of

the vehicle drove away and police

gave chase until they stopped it.

On searching the vehicle, police

discovered and confiscated 29 bags

of dagga with an estimated value of

R45,500.

Two suspects were detained and

were expected to appear in the

Queenstown Magistrate’s Court.

Cluster Commander Major

General Funeka Siganga

commended the members for their

good work.

ý Two other suspects were

arrested in possession of dagga and

drugs last week by members of the

Cluster Crime Combating Task Team.

They received a tip-off about the

presence of drugs and dagga at

certain houses.

Members quickly responded, and

went to the area where known drug

posts were situated.

On searching, they found dagga

and drugs, and arrested two

suspects on charges of possession

of dagga and drugs.

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VERY happy birthdays are wished to Jacques Rossouw

(May 27), Marlene Vlok and Erika Mostert (May 28),

Karen Botha (May 30), Jolenvin Doyle (May 31),

Sammy Pohlmann (June 2), Giel Bester and Aubrey

Ferreira (June 3), Gift Mpofu (June 4), Molly Raasch

(June 6),

YOLANDA Shweni celebrated her recent 40th birthday

by taking a group of her friends to Mauritius where, no

doubt, they had loads of fun.

BEL ATED birthday wishes are extended to Fezeka

Mgxayi (May 19), Johnny Moutzouris (May 20), Wynona

Smouse who marked her 21st birthday on May 21, Alan

Fisher, Donnie Stone and Aphiwe Mkhangelwa (May

21), Anthony van Oosten and Charles Richter (May22).

CONGRATULATIONS to Guy and Mandy Levey of the

Tarka district who celebrated their 38th wedding

anniversary yesterday.

RECOGNITION is due to Valgas FC mid-fielder Bulelani

Malotana who recently graduated from Walter Sisulu

University with a diploma in public management.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cleo Abersalie and Celancio

Daiseman on the birth of their little daughter Cazleigh,

on May 15,

CONDOLENCES to the Tyesi family on the death of

Zamayedwa Sidney and his mother Nobezi Nothembile.

Our sincere condolences also to the family and friends

of the late Elizabeth Stuurman, Gladys Mtombeni,

Nombovane Sizani, Mpikeleli Noholoza, Emihle Siwani,

Nomathemba Botha, Letty Mentoor, Vuyisile Williams

and Sylvia Tyulu.

THE pupils at most schools are in the midst of the

mid-year exams. We wish them well.

KOMANIW E AT H E R

The pleasant weather will continue this weekend, with

pleasantly warm days although the nights will remain

chilly. On Friday the minimum temperature will be just

5°C, but it will warm up to 24°C and there will be

abundant sunshine with just a gentle breeze. Saturday

will be mostly cloudy.

The early morning temperature will be 10°C and the

maximum 24°C. There will be a light breeze.

On Sunday there will be light winds, gusting up to fairly

strong at times. The temperatures will vary between 7 and

26° and it will be sunny and warm although there will be

some patchy clouds about. – w w w. a c c u w e a t h e r. c o . z a

BIG BUST: Komani police with the dagga confiscated during a joint police

operation recently

Picture: SUPPLIED

WE WISH YOU

WELL: Raymond

C h r i st of fe l s ,

better known as

Aboe, bade

farewell to

colleagues after

43 years in the

teaching

profession at a

function at

Marala House

recently. Aboe

was the English

teacher for 39

years at Maria

Louw Senior

Secondary School

Picture: SUPPLIED

The unsung hero of

Hamiltons Sports Club

Mzwabantu Dapula writes: The

Easter Tournament brought back

wonderful memories of rugby in

Komani.

Those were the days we were

confident that the Cup would

always stay in the area. The

reason being we had giants like

Shining Stars, Breakers, Spring

Rose, Hamiltons, Old Collegians,

Rosebuds and Pirates.

Hamiltons, at that time, was

led by Gaqelo Johnson

Maxambela, who sacrificed some

of his cows to keep the club

financially viable.

His house was termed the club

Lawyer’s body calls for clarity

Sithembele Modi writes: I am the convener for

the Black Lawyers’ Association in Queenstown.

The allegations levelled against a member of the

judiciary are very serious and have a tendency of

bringing the same into disrepute. (The Rep, May

17).

It is prudent that the allegations be attended to

and that clarity is sought, as the allegations

house because of his hospitality

and the ubuntu he displayed to

the club members.

Very selfless, students within

our club were assisted by him in

paying school fees and school

u n i fo r m .

A Good Samaritan who would

open his house to players to

camp in preparation of a tough

match and went the extra-mile of

providing players with meals out

of his family budget. A public

relations officer who preached

what Hams stood for and in

return sponsors opened their

coffers to the club.

An authentic ambassador and

skilful scout who introduced

talented players to the club, the

likes of the late Douglas Cossie

and many others.

When I think about him, my

heart always grieves when I do

not see the navy and gold

colours in Mlungisi stadium.

To our youth and elders who

belong to this family,

‘’Khanibambe le cable

i n g a q h aw u k i . ’’ By doing that, you

will make Gaqelo, Vova,

Sandi,Tita, Tinato, Bhangile, Sir

Yuk, Western, Bridge, Ncedile

and other stalwarts of the club

proud.

provoke mistrust by our communities of the justice

s y st e m .

I would suggest K Skosana visits our offices at

27 Prince Alfred Street, Komani, to enable us to

get more information pertaining to the allegations,

and perhaps be in a position to understand the

background to investigate the issue.

Our contact number is 087-160-0106.


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THE REPRESENTATIVE 24 May 2019

FRUITS OF THEIR LABOURS: Jacqueline Anaxagoras, left, and Antoinette Godley, right, members of the Love of Art

committee, presented Isabel Nel of Madeira Home with the money made at the recent art exhibition, which amounted to

R36,318 - a record Picture: CHUX FOURIE

Emotional day as teacher

takes leave after 25 years

ANDISA BONANI

PROUD: Zenoyise Silwana wore traditional attire to her graduation at

WSU last week

Picture: SUPPLIED

Student wears

traditional attire

to graduation

ceremony

ZINTLE BOBELO

Zenoyise Silwana, who was

recently accepted her Bachelor

of Education qualification while

wearing traditional attire at Walter

Sisulu University, Komani campus,

wants to inspire young people to

conserve their cultural identities.

Silwana who crossed the stage

barefoot in her traditional regalia

said she would be counted as one

of many students who had done

this in the past, adding that the

idea was to change the norm.

“I want to change the ideas in

people's minds about graduation

supposedly being a formal western

thing. We wear traditional clothing

mostly to events we categorise as

'traditionally formal' like weddings.

What actually convinces us that

traditional is not formal? Who

prescribes what is and what is not

formal? It is time for us to realise

that the history of our land and

forefathers lies only in our hands

and the future generation. We need

to take pride.”

Apart from reminding others of

their roots, she said this was to

also inspire those facing financial

constraints who sometimes fail to

attend their graduation

ceremonies.

“It is not about how classy you

are going to look on graduation

day. It is about basically

celebrating one's hard work,

regardless of the many challenges

you've faced as a student through

your years of study. It is about

owning the moment. It's sad how

some of us end up taking loans to

prepare for that one or two hour

graduation ceremony because we

want to own the western,

expensive look. Lastly, I want to

educate, through spoken and

unspoken, written and unwritten

language, about what being

African means,” Silwana said.

Emmet Mahonga Junior

Primary School in Ilinge bade

farewell in style to teacher

Thoko Njobe, who is taking

early retirement for health

reasons after working at the

school for 25 years.

The entertaining event s aw

the pupils perform various

items to entertain guests,

parents and the community of

Ilinge who attended.

Principal Zolisa Kwepile only

had positive and encouraging

things to say about her

colleague, who she referred to

as not just that, but also “a

sister from another mother”.

Kwepile said all the

entertainment prepared by

teachers and pupils in Njobe’s

honour was to show how

much they appreciated her

efforts in making sure that

pupils from different

backgrounds enjoyed the time

spent in school.

“She did so much for us in

terms of sport and our new

uniform. She was like a parent

to all the children and is very

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Friday May 24: Queen’s cross country at

Beaconhurst, 2.30pm; Hangklip Junior

exams begin; Balmoral exams begin.

Saturday May 25: Hangklip Junior sport vs

George Randall (home); Hangklip Junior

chess, EL; SPCA book sale, The Mall from

9am.

Friday to Saturday May 24-25: Queen’s

derby vs Graeme College (away).

Monday May 27: Queen’s Junior exams

begin.

Wednesday May 29: Balmoral school

photos; Elliott Brothers Beefmaster sale,

Carnarvon Estates, 11am.

Friday May 31: Queen’s cross country,

Selborne Primary, 2.30pm; Queen’s Junior

hockey vs Hudson Park (home).

Saturday June 1: Friends of Madeira

Mid-Year Fair, Madeira Home gardens, from

9am; Bulletjies rugby tourney, Hangklip

Junior School, 8am; Queen’s rugby vs

FAREWELL: Emmet Mahonga Junior Primary principal Zolisa Kwepile and retiring teacher

Thoko Njobe during Njobe’s farewell function to thank her for her services at the school over

25 years Picture: ANDISA BONANI

keen to help wherever she

can. She is very open and

approachable to everyone she

encounters. I want her to go

and rest because she has

worked so hard taking care of

other people, now is time to

take care of herself.”

A tearful Njobe said she was

overwhelmed by the love and

support shown by her

colleagues, but she had to go

and rest after 36 years as a

t e a c h e r.

“I worked in a school at

Cacadu for 11 years and at

Emmet for 25 and they were

the best years of my life. There

were challenges, which is

natural when working with the

Marlow (home); GHS vs Kingswood (home);

Queen’s Junior rugby vs Hudson Park

(home); Balmoral derby day vs Hudson

Park (away).

Monday June 3: QCOBA national council

meeting; Hangklip Junior SGB meeting,

5.30pm; Balmoral SGB meeting, 5.30pm.

Wednesday June 5: World Environment

D ay.

Thursday June 6: Queen’s exams end.

Friday June 7: GHS exams end; Hangklip

Junior exams end; Balmoral Pre-Primary

fun walk; Balmoral foundation phase

Fat h e r ’s Day assembly.

Friday to Saturday June 7-8: Queen’s

derby vs St Andrew’s (home).

Saturday June 8: Queen’s PTA fund raiser

evening; GHS vs DSG (home).

Sunday June 9: West Bank junior golf

championships.

Monday June 10: Music concert, Queen’s

Junior; Balmoral music concert, 5.30pm.

Wednesday June 12: Queen’s boys

dismissed 1pm.

Wednesday-Thursday June 12-13: Queen’s

hosts World Scholars Cup debating

competition.

Thursday June 13: Final school

human element, but we

achieved so much. The main

reason for my retirement is

health, which prompted me to

take the decision after so

many years of working.”

The pupils sang choruses,

and performed traditional and

gumboot dances to entertain

Njobe and everyone present.

assemblies.

Friday June 14: Schools close for teachers.

Friday June 14: Schools close; Queen’s

Junior U13A rugby at Union rugby festival.

Sunday June 16: Fat h e r ’s Day.

Friday-Monday June 14-17: Cape Schools

rugby and cross country week, Uitenhage.

Saturday-Wednesday June 15-19: U14

squash IPT, Boland, U16 squash IPT,

Bloemfontein, U19 squash IPT, Cape Town.

Saturday-Friday June 15-21: U18 hockey

IPT, Pietermaritzburg.

Sunday-Thursday June 16-20: U16 hockey

regional tournament, Paarl.

Wednesday-Sunday June 19-23: U14

hockey regional tournament, Bloemfontein.

Saturday June 22: Cross country at

Hudson Park, 9am.

Sunday-Tuesday June 23-25: Nomads SA

girls golf championships, Orkney.

Sunday to Saturday June 23-29: U16

hockey IPT, Pietermaritzburg.

Monday-Saturday June 24-29: U16 Grant

Khomo Week, Mpumalanga.

Monday-Saturday July 1-6: U18 Craven

and Academy Weeks, Grey College,

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THE REPRESENTATIVE 24 May 2019

Missing Whittlesea man sought

Whittlesea police are

requesting assistance

from the public to find

57-year-old Eric Dastile

who went missing from

his home at Madakeni,

Sada Township on May 5.

It is alleged that Dastile

was staying with his old

m ot h e r.

He just left the home

and never came back.

He was last seen

wearing cream jeans, a

white T-shirt and a navy

jersey. He is dark in

complexion.

Police ask anyone who

can shed light on his

disappearance to please

contact Captain Malusi

Mpateni on 082-319-8429

or (040) 842-6111.

ERIC DASTILE

WELL DONE: Some of the

Border-Kei Chamber of

Business members who

received special awards at

a business networking

function, are, back from

left, Matthew Grimbeek

(Coastal Hire) and

councillor Nkululeko

Ngcefe. Front, from left,

are Ian van der Merwe

(Queenstown SUPERSPAR)

Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality council

speaker Bongiwe van

Heerden, Sandy Boy

(Queenstown SUPERSPAR)

and Wesley Botha (Build

It) Picture: ZINTLE BOBELO

Ideas shared at business networking function

ZINTLE BOBELO

The Border-Kei Chamber of Business

(BKCOB) reflected on the successful

projects currently spearheaded by the

organisation at a business networking

function hosted at The Gallery Restaurant

and Guest House on Wednesday evening.

With the aim of assisting upcoming

entrepreneurs, the organisation introduced

an entrepreneurs programme to provide

mentorship and the necessary skills

required to grow a successful business.

Chair Shaun Roux said the programme

started at the end of 2018 and grew from

nine entrepreneurs to 22 in total.

“This is to help the small entrepreneurs

to be seen and heard and the growing

number of participants show the level of

interest there is. They learn different

aspects, from marketing, human resources,

profitability and finance.

They are going through an extreme

course and they are doing very well at the

moment. We are planning a graduation in

September for entrepreneurs who have

Nuclear physics research

by Komani-born physicist

makes it into top jour nal

‘Grand entrance’ into field with new model

ZINTLE BOBELO

Full-time University of

the Western Cape PhD

student and Komani’s

very own Cebo

Ngwetsheni’s research on

nuclear polarisation has

been published in Physics

Let ters.

Speaking to The Rep,

Ngwetsheni, who is a former

KwaKomani Comprehensive

School pupil, said he had

developed an interest in

nuclear physics during his

undergraduate studies at

the university. He indicated

that he was fortunate

enough to start the journey

with his current academic

super viser, Nico Orce.

“I was attracted by many

of its [nuclear physics]

applications, particularly in

health. Most amazingly, all

these applications use

radiation, ‘invisible nature’.

“This insight made me

want to understand nature,

hence nuclear physics.”

The physicist, who is a

par t-time lecture at the

Cape Peninsula University of

Technology, is also

spearheading agricultural

projects on the side.

He said his research,

titled “Continuing Influence

of Shell Effects at High

Excitation Energies”, was

based on fundamental

nuclear physics looking at

the phenomenon of “dipole

polarisabilit y.”

“This is one of the ways

signed up for this term, and we already

have great interest in the next session

opening in October, as well as 60

applicants for the next entrepreneurship.”

In her presentation, chamber

administrator Adré Bartis said dedicated

mentors within the membership give of their

time to impart relevant information about

basic business principles and other aspects.

“When a business starts, they usually

say that the first two years are your most

critical. Once you get into a business there

are certain skills you need to have which

are not always freely available, so as a

commitment we ask these entrepreneurs to

pay R150 to be part of the programme and

some of them have already entrusted us by

signing up as official members and will be

inducted on June 20 at our next event. We

have been talking to institutions such as

Nelson Mandela University for

accreditation at the end of graduation.”

Bartis said businesses in the chamber

were involved in other projects which

include four housing projects involving

renovation in Mlungisi, borehole projects at

Barkly’s Farm and Tentergate and an

by which the positive charge

inside the nucleus is

distributed. One can

imagine the nucleus as a

drop of water formed of

small droplets of which

some are positively charged.

When you shine light on this

drop, the positively charged

droplets move collectively

from left to right, hence

dipole [two poles]

polarisabilit y.

The publication is

packed with new findings,

the prominent two being

that one. Our results allow

extension of the ‘shell

model’ which is one of the

successful models used to

study nuclear systems.

“This means that this

model can now be applied

at high energies.

“We also found that

dipole polarisability can be

used to search for magic

numbers, which correspond

to unique structures of

nuclear systems. It is these

findings which I think got

this research published.”

He said the achievement

made him realise his

p ot e n t i a l .

“In fact, I surprised myself

with this one. I would regard

it as a ‘grand entrance’ into

the research field.

“I plan to continue with

research, and add some

diversity to it as it is my

wish to contribute to the

advancement of science

that can benefit our people.”

intervention made by the organisation on

the attack of foreign national business

owners.

The xenophobic attacks have been an

ongoing saga in Lady Frere and businesses

h av e n ’t been fully operational for the last

seven months. Trucks are being burnt,

bakkies are thrown off cliffs, people are

being hurt and we have been physically

attacked. Police have been happy to assist

and we are sorting this out,” she said.

The evening proceeded with the

presentation of special awards to 12

members who received certificates of

recognition for being chamber builders.

The honours were made to: Sue Marriott

of SuperClean, Lihai Bercovich

(Komani4Me), Shakeel A Sajid (AR

Boards), Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

councillor Nkululeko Ngcefe, Shane and

Debbie Meyer (SM Body and Welding),

Sandy Boy and Ian van der Merwe (both

SUPERSPAR), Wayne Kretschmer (Spargs),

Gareth and Vaughn Hartley (Build It), John

Rademan (Queens Casino), Matthew

Grimbeek (Coastal Hire) and Anna Kitching

(Anna’s Garden Service).

BREAKING BARRIERS: Cebo Ngwetsheni’s nuclear research has

been published in a leading scientific journal Picture: SUPPLIED

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Museums in spotlight on international day

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Essay competition for pupils marks annual event

ALL DRESSED UP: Residents were out in numbers at the International Museum Day celebrations held at the Sterkstroom Museum l a st

Friday

Picture: SUPPLIED

Forum calls

for reform

in tender

allocation

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Chris Hani District Contractors Forum (CHDCF)

members demonstrated in front of the Chris Hani

District Municipality (CHDM) building, demanding

transformation in the awarding of tenders, of

which they claimed 90% were allocated to

contractors from outside the district and the

province.

CHDCF secretary Bolana Dumentlango said the

main contractors who were awarded tenders were

underpaying local sub-contractors.

Dumentlango said the district municipality

should intervene by making it compulsory for

established construction companies to transfer

skills to the smaller companies with lower grades.

The majority of local sub-contractors are

under-skilled, because they come from different

occupational backgrounds before being involved

in the construction business, which means they

lack certain skills. This is why most of them fail

during the inspection phase because they do not

have expert knowledge.”

He said part of their demands was that

learnership programmes should also be rolled out.

Dumentlango indicated that established

construction companies made late payments to

small sub-contractors, which affected the

sustainability of their businesses.

He said there was no transparency in policy

documents and, as a result, the information which

was meant to reach local contractors was often

withheld from them by the municipality.

“We want small contractors to take part in the

dist rict’s sanitation projects because they do not

require companies with higher grading. We

demand a reversal of the recently advertised

project in order to attend to the issue of contractor

development which should be for grade1-5

contractor development packages.”

Other demands were for the municipality not to

issue tenders which required high grading which

in turn created a barrier for the local economic

transformation they wanted in the district.

“Water maintenance projects must be

structured in a manner to ensure maximum

participation of local businesses with at least one

contractor per municipality. We request free

tender documents which currently cost about

R500, which should only be sold to established

companies which have a higher grading.”

The memorandum was received by the CHDM

manager, Mvuyisi Mdzeke, of the office of the

mayor, who said an urgent meeting would be held

with the members of the construction forum

before CHDA’s Integrated Development Plan

meeting.

The district department of

sport, recreation, arts and

culture commemorated

International Museum Day with

grade 12 pupils who took part

in an essay competition entitled

“Museums as Cultural Hubs:

The Future of Tradition”. The

celebration took place at

Sterkstroom Museum on Friday.

The annual event, which was

coordinated by the

International Council of

Museums, aims to give

museum professionals a

platform to interact with the

general public, thereby creating

awareness on the role the

heritage sites play in society.

The competition, which wa s

aimed at grade 12 pupils who

were requested to recite their

written essays in front of the

crowd, was won by Sinelizwi

Makopi from Siyaphakama

High School.

Department of sport,

recreation, arts and culture

(Dsrac) museum and heritage

acting senior manager

Nompundulo Nyamazana said,

“Seven high schools took part.

In 2018, the event was held at

the Queenstown and Frontier

Museum in Komani and the

majority of the schools came

from neighbouring areas.

“This year we focused on

schools from Whittlesea,

Molteno and Sterkstroom.

The first phase of the

competition is run in the

schools where the best pupils

are selected to represent the

school at district level.

“We then bring adjudicators

on board to judge and make

the final decision on which

essay will qualify for the

provincial competition.”

Nyamazana said a laptop and

a bag were awarded to the

winner; a tablet, power bank

and watch was for second

place and a tablet and watch

for third place.

“We try to select items which

will be able to assist the pupils

in their tertiary education when

they go to higher learning

i n st i t u t i o n s . ”

She said museums were a

place of cultural exchange and

that the district department

subsidised three sites, the

Queenstown and Frontier

Museum in Komani, the Great

Fish Museum in Cradock and

Sterkstroom Museum.

FED-UP: Chris

Hani contract

wo r ke r s

recently

demonst rated

in front of the

Chris Hani

Dist rict

Municipalit y

(CHDM)

building,

demanding

t ransformation

in the

awarding of

tenders,

among other

g r i e va n c e s

Picture:

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Quinoa, a

royal seed

Quinoa has been labelled a super food in

current times. Quinoa is a seed, yet may

often be considered more as a grain.

Uncooked, the seeds are hard and

oval-shaped. With cooking they are

transformed into a very light and easy-todigest

food. Always rinse before cooking.

As their colours vary from white,

yellow, pink and black, among others, so

does the taste experience. Flavours range

from bitter to sweet, yet the differences

are very slight and often have a subtle,

nutty overtone. The gentle flavour makes

it an easy companion to any strong,

flavoursome foods.

Interestingly, this highly nutritious food

is superb for all ages, including babies

and anyone with weak digestion. The

seeds can be ground into a flour to be

use in bakery products, while boasting to

be gluten free. Sometimes you might

enjoy it as a cereal or replacement for

rice or even as sprouted quinoa. Quinoa

is great in cold salads and to

complement protein-rich meals.

Generally a cup of quinoa contains just

over 200 calories, which is still far less

than many chocolate or health bars that

you might snack on. Although quinoa

may be higher in carbohydrates relative

to its protein content; it proudly has a

low glycemic index. The small amount of

protein in quinoa is a power punch in

protein quality.

So if you are concerned with keeping

down your weight, this is a handy food to

indulge in. It may not be banting

approved, however low glycemic index

whole foods that are high in fibre and

nutrients are always part of a healthy

diet. This seed is very low in fat, unlike

some other seeds such as sesame,

sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Quinoa is

especially a high source of the minerals

magnesium and manganese.

Originally from South America, quinoa

was a highly valued staple food in

bygone days. Sadly the Spanish wiped

out much of its harvesting and

maintenance when they arrived in South

America. Now it is getting its due

applause again as a royal food, yet this

time it is gaining global popularity.

AUTHENTIC VOICE: Nokwezi Nyamazana recites

a poem at the Literary Book Festival held at the

Queenstown Art Centre. The festival was

hosted by the department of sport, recreation,

arts and culture under the theme ‘Decolonising

the Mind through Language’. Local poets and

authors were invited to present short stories,

essays, poems and novels. The winners were

selected to go to the National Arts Festival in

Makhanda. Nyamazane and nine other winners

will represent the Chris Hani District

Municipality

Picture: NTSIKELELO QOYO

Mlungisi residents benefit from free health c a re

ZINTLE BOBELO

Health care workers deployed

by the department of health

provided services to Mlungisi

residents at the Thobi Kula

Indoor Sports Centre last

week.

District primary healthcare

programmes coordinator

Nonqaba Shibani said the

Society of Midwives of South

Africa (Somsa), an

organisation responsible for

maternal and child health care

and development, was

celebrating I n t e r n at i o n a l

Midwives’ Day, which falls on

May 5.

Shibani said the event, which

was normally held in a

conference room, was brought

to the Chris Hani District in the

form of an outreach programme.

Clinical services offered in

the two-day programme were

family planning, HIV/Aids and

TB screening, hypertension,

diabetes, pregnancy and

mental disorders, men’s clinic,

the issuing of chronic

medication, dental and eye

screening services.

“Our services were extended

to various other sites,

including Nonesi Mall, Ilinge,

Walter Sisulu University’s

WELCOME RELIEF: Mlungisi residents make use of the free health services at the Thobi Kula Indoor Sports Centre

ZINTLE BOBELO

Komani campus, Ikhala

College in Ezibeleni and in

Komani. We had 100 midwives

from around the province

deployed at all the sites.”

Shibani said although

people had turned up in

numbers, they had not

experienced any challenges

HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Komani LCRC members received awards recently for good work done throughout

the year. According to police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni, management took the initiative to

commend the members for their tireless work. LCRC provincial commander Colonel Ringle Padda praised

the initiative and commended the good work done by all members on the ground. Certificates and trophies

were handed to the members as a token of appreciation

Picture: SUPPLIED

throughout the programme.

Ntombekhaya Malmani, from

Mlungisi, who had eye

problems, said she was at the

centre to make use of the eye

screening service and was

satisfied with the assistance

she had received.

“Long lines are expected

because everyone wants to be

assisted. I am glad this was

brought to us because we

sometimes wait many hours

for doctors at clinics. The

situation was different here

and we are thankful.”

Mzolisi Daweti who had

brought his sick wife from

Picture:

Thornhill, indicated that when

visiting clinics in their areas,

they sometimes went home

without being assisted.

“I appreciate the free

services rendered because we

live in difficult conditions and

as underprivileged people, we

are in need of such services.”

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ACROSS:

1. It’s just an illusion that I’m in

a rage! (6)

8. A lyrical poem (8)

9. Self-possessed coolness (6)

10. It projects images (8)

11. Ancient Greek standard coin

(6)

12. The airs they put on in India!

(4)

13. A team shows indirect effort?

(5)

16. Tree used for its fragrance or

durable wood (5)

19. Loud ringing of a bell (4)

21. Distinguishing mark or flag of

a regiment (6)

22. Making it suitable (8)

23. Ask Ann & Sal for the records

of events when they

happened? (6)

24. Relief and support (8)

25. Hitler’s force got OBE’s and

you can’t get it out of your

mind? (6)

DOWN:

2. Incentive (7)

3. Dad met a poet and took

him into the family(7)

4. Live coals (6)

5. Somewhat extreme? (7)

6. Took no notice of (7)

7. Tired railway worker? (7)

13. Related to the males on the

father’s side (7)

14. Deadlock or cul-de-sac (7)

15. Short summary or

abridgement (7)

17. Members of ancient Jewish

sect (7)

18. A short devotional exercise

repeated three times daily (7)

20. Musical notes played without

a break (6)

Name: ..................................... Phone: .................................

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R A I S E D I G A

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E Y O Y J O

B T A V E R S I O N

M O M E N T E N E

T A R M A G G I E

U T O P I A N L L Y

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NGONGO

MBULELO

PATRICK

BORN: 1948-04-14

DIED: 2019-05-11

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Mkonjana Village,

Bolotwa A/A, Lady Frere

at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Mkonjana

TIME: 13:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

YENGO

MONWABISI

BORN:

23.09.1983

DIED:

11.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Polar Park 3

VENUE:

Polar Park at Elloit

INTERMENT:

Polar Park

Rest In Peace

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

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JAXA

DAVID

BORN: 1971-10-06

DIED: 2019-05-08

FUNERAL: 2019/05/25

ADDRESS: 1692

Dalamba Street, Bede

Location, Queenstown

VENUE: Home

TIME: 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Thence to Mlungisi

Cemetery @08:30

MBARA FUNERAL DIRECTORS

076 550 4032

DINGA

QABALAKILE

BORN:

18.04.1937

DIED:

14.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Matyhatya A/A

VENUE:

Sokolani at Lady

Frere

INTERMENT:

Sokolani

Rest In Peace

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

nesawuli@mweb.co.za

NKEWU

GUSANA

Late of Ezitapile,

Ejojweni, Lady

Frere District

Born: 03.04.1937

Died: 19.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

at 10 am

(Roman Catholic

Church). Thence

to the Ejojweni

Cemetery

Lady Frere for the

Interment at 13:30

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MNDLANE

TUTUSE

NOMDIMBA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

AMOS-BROWN

JONATHAN

late of Craik Cross,

Cathcart District,

passed away

suddenly at his

residence on

Sunday the 19th

of May 2019 in his

64th year. Sadly

missed and deeply

mourned by his

loving wife Fiona,

daughter Bianca &

Alexey Cherkaev,

son’s Byron & Petre

and Nathan,

brother Simon

& Sammy Amos

Brown, extended

families and friends.

A Memorial Service

in celebration of his

life will take place

at the Cathcart

Community Church

on Saturday 25

May 2019 at

10 o’clock. The

Cremation in East

London will be pr

ivate. No flowers by

request, donations

in lieu of flowers

may be sent to

Callie Evens

Lodge, 34 Fleischer

Street, Cathcart,

5310. Friends

kindly accept this

intimation.

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MKHUMBUZA

MYALENI

Late of 190 Zone 2,

Ezibeleni, Komani

Born: 14.09.1935

Died: 12.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

then to the New

Apostolic Church,

Ezibeleni for a

service at 10am

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at

12 noon

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO JOLA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

JAMA

BUNGA

AMOS

Late of Lower, Cala

Born: 19.11.1939

Died: 10.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home at

10am (Methodist

Church). Thence

to the Lower Cala

Cemetery for the

Interment at 1pm

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MADIBA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

FENI

TOMANE

JAMES

Late of 40 Venter

Street, Sterkstroom

Born: 25.11.1943

Died: 10.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

then to the Iliso

Lomzi Apostolic

Church, Sterkstroom

for a service at

11am. The cortege

will proceed to the

Sterkstroom

Cemetery for the

Interment at 12 noon

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MQWAMBE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

NGWATYU

NTOMBOMZI

MAUREEN

Late of 1426

Zone 2, Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 05.04.1937

Died: 12 .05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

then to the

Assembly of God,

Ezibeleni for a

service at 09:30

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 12:30

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MAMPEMVU JALI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

Contact Charodine or Mavis on 045 839 4040

PENXA

NCEBA

WILBERFORCE

Late of Egxojeni,

Maqwathini,

Tsembeyi, Lady

Frere District

Born: 24.02.1952

Died: 13.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

at 10am (Anglican

Church). Thence

to the Tsembeyi

Cemetery, Lady

Frere for an early

burial at 08:30

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MGXUBANE

MBATHANE

XESIBE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

It is with a sense

of sadness that

we announce the

passing of the late

MLANJENI

NOSAUND

CYNTHIA

Born: 1933-11-01

Died: 2019-05-12

The funeral service

for the late Mlanjeni

Nosaund Cynthia of

Mtebele Machibini

Village will be held at

home on Saturday

2019-05-25. The

cortege will proceed

to Machibini

Cemetery at 13H00.

Rest in Peace.

15 Years of dignified service

Tel: 045 839 7113

Cell: 082 832 8140

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PAPIYANA

ZAMEKA

Late of Mtebele,

Machibini, Lady

Frere District

Born: 18.10.1953

Died: 17.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

at 10am

(Anglican Church).

Thence to the

Mtebele Cemetery,

Lady Frere for the

Interment at 1pm

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MAGXARHA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

NQUTENI

NOMA

EUGINIA

Born: 1937-03-03

Died: 2019-05-15

Funeral: Saturday

2019-05-25

Address:

Zulumema

Village,

Qawukeni,

Whittlesea

Venue:

Home @10:00

Cemetery:

Qawukeni

Cemetery @12:00

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 045 839 6200

or 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

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MALAHLEKANA

STONE

JAFTA

Born: 1941-04-02

Died: 2019-05-11

Funeral:

Saturday

2019-05-25

Address:

Ndenxe Village,

Gqebenya

Venue:

Home @10:00

Cemetery:

Ndenxe

Cemetery

@12:00

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 045 839 6200

or 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

DALINGXOLO

AUGUST

Late of 531 Mbilini

Street, Railway,

Mlungisi, Komani

Born: 02.08.1940

Died: 18.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

then to The Old

Apostolic Church,

Mlungisi for a

service at 10am.

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 11am

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MYIRHA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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MDINGI

SITHEMBELE

BORN:

04.09.1985

DIED:

10.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Maqhubela A/A

VENUE:

Maqhubela at Lady

Frere

INTERMENT:

Maqhubela

Rest In Peace

Mqwathi

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

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NQATAWULI

NONCEDO

GLADYS

BORN:

10.10.1960

DIED:

12.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Mkaphusi A/A

VENUE:

KwaQithi at Lady

Frere

INTERMENT:

KwaQithi

Rest In Peace

Mamgcina

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

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NGECE

OWAMI

BORN:

04.09.2012

DIED:

11.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Ndlovukazi A/A

VENUE:

eTrust at Komani

INTERMENT:

eTrust

Rest In Peace

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

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JEKE

NOFIKILE

BORN:

22.04.1923

DIED:

08.05.2019

FUNERAL:

26.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Bengu A/A

VENUE:

Njombela at Lady

Frere

INTERMENT:

Njombela

Rest In Peace

Mamgcina

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

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HEBE

VUYISEKA

BORN:

10.01.1984

DIED:

12.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Ngcuka A/A

VENUE:

KwaBhinca at Lady

Frere

INTERMENT:

KwaBhinca

Rest In Peace

Mamtshatshu

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

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SOPHANTSI

NOBAKHE

BORN:

03.09.1925

DIED:

06.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Centane A/A

VENUE:

Centane

INTERMENT:

Centane Cemetery

Rest In Peace

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

nesawuli@mweb.co.za

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SKEPE

SIVUYILE

Born: 1980-09-05

Died: 2019-05-06

Funeral:

Saturday

2019-05-25

Address:

163 Bongani

Street, Jamestown

Venue:

Home @09:00

Cemetery:

Jamestown

Cemetery

@10:00

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 045 839 6200

or 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

ALAM

MKINANA

ANGELINA

Born: 1925-05-11

Died: 2019-05-14

Funeral:

Saturday

2019-05-25

Address:

26 Kidwell Street,

Jamestown

Venue:

Home

Cemetery:

Jamestown

Cemetery

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 045 839 6200

or 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

MCANJANA

LEHLONONO

THAMSANQA

Born: 2000-07-16

Died: 2019-05-10

Funeral:

Saturday

2019-05-25

Address:

777 Phumla

Mqeshi Location,

Sterkstroom

Venue:

Home

Cemetery:

Sterkstroom

Cemetery

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 045 839 6200

or 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

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NGASHE

SAZI

BORN: 1970-01-01

DIED: 2019-05-12

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

KwaFani Location,

Qoqodala A/A, Lady

Frere at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Qoqodala

TIME: 13:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

MPELA

ZITHOBILE

LIBELE

BORN: 1952-01-11

DIED: 2019-05-14

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

No. 745 White City

Location, Sada

at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Sada

TIME: 13:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

NOFEMELA

MSINGATHI

SHELLOCK

BORN: 1980-01-01

DIED: 2019-05-10

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

kuCalvary Location-

Mackysneck, Lady Frere.

Service will start

at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Lady Frere

TIME: 12:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

1150

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BALA

CHARLES

BULELANI

BORN: 1975-01-02

DIED: 2019-05-15

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

KuZingqutu A/A, Lady

Frere. Service will start

at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Lady Frere

TIME: 12:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

JINGXELA

MBULELO

LEMON

BORN: 1956-07-05

DIED: 2019-05-05

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Yonda Village, Whittlesea.

Service will start

at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Whittlesea

TIME: 12:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

SALENI

XAKEKILE

MESHACK

BORN: 1963-11-06

DIED: 2019-05-16

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

No. 2726 Ezitandeni

Location, Ilinge, and

Queenstown. Service will

start at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Ilinge

TIME: 12:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

1150

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NJAZA

DADOBAO

JANE NOWAYITHI

BORN: 1924-07-14

DIED: 2019-05-10

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

No. 1511 Nxomfu Street,

Dordrecht then proceed

to Reformed Church.

Service will start

at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Dordrecht

TIME: 12:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

NYENGANE

KUZANI

GLADSTONE

BORN: 1941-12-23

DIED: 2019-05-15

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Cacadu A/A, Lady Frere.

Service will start

at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Lady Frere

TIME: 12:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

KABIQHEYA

NOKWANDA

CHRISTINA

BORN: 1962-11-17

DIED: 2019-05-12

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Qamata Basin Location,


at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Qamata

TIME: 13:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

1150

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MPOYI

TANDABANTU

BORN: 1972-06-23

DIED: 2019-05-12

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

kwaGusi Location,


at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Tsakana

TIME: 13:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

TENGO

NODABEPHI

ELIZABETH

BORN: 1941-01-17

DIED: 2019-05-12

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

No. 3539 Extension 1,

Ilinge Township,

Komani at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Ilinge

TIME: 13:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

PETERS

THEMBAKAZI

BORN: 1976-06-01

DIED: 2019-05-12

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

No. 1138 Sabatha Dalinyebo

Location, Mlungisi

Township, Komani at

07:00am, then proceed to

Mzingisi Skweyiya Hall

for the service at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 12:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

1150

Funeral Notices

ZENANI

NOMAYIPASI

BORN:

09.09.1923

DIED:

07.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Bengu A/A

VENUE:

Njombela at Lady

Frere

INTERMENT:

Njombela

Rest In Peace

Majali

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

nesawuli@mweb.co.za

BASELA

LATU

Late of 822 Tinara,

Ilinge, Komani

District

Born: 17.02.1935

Died: 13.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home at

10am (Zionist Faith)

Thence to the Ilinge

Cemetery for the

Interment at 1pm

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO JALI

MPEMVU

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

GANAMFANA

MBULELO

Born: 30-11-1967

Died: 13-05-2019

Funeral: 25-05-2019

Address: Goshen

Mission, Cathcart

Venue: Goshen

Community Hall

Time: 10:00am

Interment: Goshen

Cemetery

Lala Ngoxolo

Krila, Thangana


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Funeral Notices

NKILA

DINA

Late of 867 Four

Rooms, Main Road,

Ilinge

Born: 19.09.1962

Died: 15 .05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25 .05.2019

Starting at home

at 9am (Reformed

Church in Christ)

Thence to the Ilinge

Cemetery

for the Interment

at 12 noon

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MABHAYI

KHETSHA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

JACOB

NOMZAMO MARGARET

MANGWANYA

Late of 1178 Pika

Road, Zone 3,

Ezibeleni, Komani

Born: 20.02.1952

Died: 13.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

then to the St. Peters

Anglican Church,

Ezibeleni

for a service at 9am

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at

12 noon

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MAJOLA

QENGEBA

MANGWANYA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

For all

your

Property

Advertising

needs call

045 839 4040

1150

Funeral Notices

SIKADE

ZENA

BORN: 10.05.1993

DIED: 16.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Ensum Village

VENUE:

Ensum at Whittlesea

INTERMENT:

Ensum

Rest In Peace

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

nesawuli@mweb.co.za

GXOWA

LOYISO

JESEPH

BORN: 30.06.1961

DIED: 06.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Cacadu A/A

VENUE:

eBhakaneni at Lady

Frere

INTERMENT:

Ebhakaneni

Rest In Peace

Mkhebesi

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

nesawuli@mweb.co.za

DIKO

THANDEKA

GLADYS

Born: 26/05/1954

Died: 17/05/2019

Funeral:

25/05/2019

Address: Starting

at home at R119

Saleni Street,

Mlungisi Location,

Queenstown

Venue: Home

Time: 10:00am

Interment: Mlungisi

Cemetery

Rest in Peace

Mampondo, Thahla

SERVICE CONDUCTED BY

MBANGUBA FUNERALS

Cell: 073 138 3934

1150

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STONGA

THEMBINKOSI

BORN: 16.06.1982

DIED: 13.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Zola Location 320

VENUE:

eNxomfu at

Dordrecht

INTERMENT:

Dordrecht Cemetery

Rest In Peace

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

nesawuli@mweb.co.za

BERENI

ZOLELWA

Late of C185 Aloe

T, Squatter Camp,

Komani

Born: 10.04.1970

Died: 11.05.2019

Funeral: Saturday

25.05.2019

Starting at home

at 10 am

(Zionist Faith)

Thence to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at

12 noon

PHUMLA

NGOXOLO

MANDLOVU

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

BOBELO

BAYANDA

ODWA

BORN: 1997 - 10 - 08

DIED: 2019 - 05 - 11

FUNERAL: 2019 - 05 - 25

(SATURDAY)

ADDRESS: Zwartwater

Dum-Dum (Lady Frere)

VENUE: Zwarwater

Dum-Dum (Lady Frere)

TIME:

10h00 - 13h00

INTERMENT:

Dum-Dum Cemetery

Lala Ngoxolo; Mzima,

Ceduma

ELVIS SKEPE DIRECTORS

073 269 0624

045 838 2490

1150

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MATSOLO

NGANGABANTU

BORN: 26.09.1953

DIED: 09.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Bengu A/A

VENUE:

Emdeni at Lady

Frere

INTERMENT:

Emdeni

Rest In Peace

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

nesawuli@mweb.co.za

XEKETWANA

NOSITHILE

BORN:

24.12.1936

DIED:

16.05.2019

FUNERAL:

25.05.2019

ADDRESS:

Manzimahle A/A

VENUE:

Manzimahle at Cala

INTERMENT:

Manzimahle

Rest In Peace

Mamyirha

Serving Through Dignity

and Trust

No 21 Derby Street

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 838 1441

Fax: 045 839 5668

CELL: 082 692 2851

083 328 4050

Email:

nesawuli@mweb.co.za

METY

NOVINTWEMBI

BORN: 1947-01-20

DIED: 2019-05-10

FUNERAL: 2019-05-25

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Emagiqweni A/A,

Centane. Service will start

at 10:00am

CEMETERY:

Centane

TIME: 12:00pm

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

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SERVICES & SALES

GUIDE

5010

Education & Tuition

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EMPLOYMENT

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SERVICES & SALES

GUIDE

5010

Education & Tuition

LOUIS REX PRIMARY SCHOOL

APPLICATION FOR 2020

ONLY GRADE R (BORN 2014)

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

1. Afrikaans: 60 Learners

2. English: 60 Learners

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION LETTERS AT SCHOOL

DUE DATE: THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2019

NO LEARNERS WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

1. Copy of Learner’s Birth Certificate

2. Copy of Learner’s Clinic card

3. Copy of Parents’ ID’s

4. Proof of Residence (Municipal Account)

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

AN APPLICATION LETTER IS NO GUARANTEE OF

ACCEPTANCE. ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

WILL BE NOTIFIED.

Enquiries: 045 839 6009

6151

Employment Offered

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EMPLOYMENT

6151

Employment Offered

LAERSKOOL HANGKLIP

PRIMARY QUEENSTOWN

VAKANTE

ADMINISTRATIEWE POS

Die skool benodig die dienste van ‘n dinamiese,

persoon om administratiewe take by die skool

te verrig.

Die volgende beheerliggaampos is vakant:

1. Administratiewe Pos

Datum van aanstelling: 1 September 2019

Mededingende salarispakket word aangebied.

Daar moet aan die volgende vereistes voldoen

word:

1. Volledige CV.

2. Sal in u guns tel indien u kan sport afrig

(meld sport).

3. Ondervinding sal in u guns tel.

Doen aansoek by : Die Skoolhoof

Laerskool Hangklip

Posbus 445

QUEENSTOWN

5320

Tel : 045 839 7001

E-pos : hangklipj@laerskoolhangklip.co.za

Sluitingsdatum: 14 Junie 2019

CONCRETE MIXING EXPERT

A growing industrial concern in

Queenstown seeks to employ an

experienced and qualified CONCRETE

MIXER EXPERT to lead a ready mix

business venture. A minimum of 3 years’

experience in a similar role is a must.

The position is to be filled ASAP.

Please fax your up to date CV and copies

of certificates to 086 512 9128 or email

accounts@al-asr.co.za no later than

Monday 31st of May 2019.

Truda Foods Pty Ltd

We are a manufacturing company based in

Queenstown, Eastern Cape. We have the

following jobs available at our factory.

Maintenance positions

We are looking for experienced

maintenance staff:

Mechanical

Welder

Electrical

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum 3 months training at a SETA

accredited institution

Quality Control Position

Duties and Responsibilities:

Understand customer needs and

requirements to develop effective quality

control processes

¿

products or processes

Ensure adherence to health and safety

guidelines as well as legal obligations

Supervise inspectors, technicians and other

staff and provide guidance and feedback

Approve the right products or reject

defectives

Implement and manage the quality control

environment.

Lead and assure the integrity of the Quality

Measurement Systems.

Protect organisation reputation and product

integrity.

Drive systemic performance improvement

in the department

Lead the quality and integrated systems

management in the department

Solicit feedback from customers to assess

whether their requirements are met

¿

¿

with 5 years’ experience in Manufacturing

Good understanding of the principles and

practices of Manufacturing Excellence

Computer literacy

Xhosa speaking will be an advantage


This role will provide administrative

support to the Human Resources Manager

and will be the contact person for all HR

admin-related queries.

The role is responsible for the timely

and accurate delivery of day to day HR

administrative support and service to

management and employees.

Responsibilities:

Preparing and managing all HR

documentation including offer letters and

contracts of employment

¿

permits

Uploading all new appointments

Ensuring all leave is captured correctly

Capturing of all IODs

¿

maintenance of all HR documentation

Assist with all general HR related

administration

¿

Ensuring that employees are paid

timeously and accurately

Capturing all payroll input for the

Company, onto the various Payroll

spreadsheets

Handling and responding to discrepancies

and queries relating to payroll

Requirements:

¿

advantage (Diploma or Degree);

Working knowledge of relevant legislation;

At least 3 years’ HR Administration

experience;

¿

Excellent ability to pay attention to detail

Stress tolerance & able to work under

pressure

High standards of ethical conduct, i.e.

honesty, integrity and sensitivity

Excellent interpersonal and

communication skills

Planning & Organizing skills

Reliable and Adaptable


us your updated CV


5 June 2019

Email CV to: louis@trudafoods.co.za

Fax: 0866030700

If you are not contacted your application

was unsuccessful


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EMPLOYMENT

6151

Employment Offered

EMPLOYMENT OFFERED

A Queenstown based company requires the

services of a computer literate, technically

minded person to oversee the scheduling of jobs

in the workshop, managing stock, dealing with

customers and assisting with some admin tasks.

A technical aptitude test as well as tasks to test

computer skills will apply to those candidates who

make it to the interview stage. Microsoft Office as

well as a proprietary software system is used.

This is an entry level position with room to grow

within the company.

CV’s can be emailed to

jobofferqtn1979@gmail.com

F & V Manager wanted

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ACCOMMODATION

7020

Accomm. Off / Wtd

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EMPLOYMENT

6151

Employment Offered

Minimum requirements:

Matric

5 year experience in a similar position.

Knowledge of stock control, ordering,

waste management

Computer literate

Good interpersonal skills, customer

service

Cv to be faxed to 086 536 9965

by the 31/05/2019

If you have not been contacted by 10/06/2019

please consider your application is unsuccessful.

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ACCOMMODATION

7020

Accomm. Off / Wtd

TO LET

2 ROOMED FLAT ENSUITE - TOP TOWN

WATER AND LIGHTS

R4000PM

CONTACT:

073 649 6292 / 078 503 4065

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LEGALS

11030

Estate Notices

In the estate

of the late

SALSIBURY VEZI

MALGAS

born: 1907/01/11

Identity Number

070111 5051 081

of ERF 2220

EZIBELENI, ZONE D,

QUEENSTOWN, 5139

Estate Number

538/2016

Master’s Office

MTHATHA

Date of death

2001/01/03

Creditors and Debtors

in the Estate are hereby

required to lodge

their claims with and

pay their debts to the

undersigned within

30 (Thirty) days of the

publication hereof.

DUMISANI TSHEFU

(EXECUTOR)

MARYKA ROMANS

(AGENT/ATTORNEY)

C/O BOWES

MCDOUGALL INC

27A Prince Alfred

Street, Queenstown

5319

045 807 3800

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LEGALS

11030

Estate Notices

IN THE ESTATE

of the late

CAROL-ANNE

BOTHA

Date of birth

05/02/1962

Identity no.

620205 0077 08 6

of Nuweplaas,

Molteno, 5500

Estate No.

1243/2019

Date of death

08/02/2019

Creditors and Debtors

in the above Estate

are hereby required

to lodge their claims

with and pay their

debts to the

undersigned within

30(Thirty) days of the

publication hereof

24 May 2019

AGENT TO

EXECUTOR Gerber

Botha & Gowar

Trustees (Pty) Ltd

represented by

Reginald David

Gowar

P. O. Box 1,

CRADOCK 5880

Tel: 048 881 1678

* Our circulation area

covers 13 towns.

* We have an average print

order of 6500 copies weekly.

* Plus our readership is more

than 30 000 per week.

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LEGALS

11030

Estate Notices

IN THE ESTATE OF THE

LATE MZWANDILE

ERNEST HOBO,

(Identity Number

510223 5535 08 4)

of R367 Tsehare

Street, Mlungisi

Location,

Queenstown.

who passed away on

the 30th April 2019.

Estate No:

001540/2019

CREDITORS AND

DEBTORS in the

above Estate are

hereby required to

file their claims with

and pay their debts

to the undersigned

within THIRTY (30)

days from the date of

publication hereof.

Dated at

Queenstown this 24

May 2019

LUVUYO. HOBO

Executor

e-mail: luvuyo.

hobo@gmail.com .

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LEGALS

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LEGALS

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LEGALS

NOTICE NO. COUNCIL 10/05/2019

ADOPTION OF THE REVIEWED INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT

PLAN (IDP) FOR 2019/2020 AND BUDGET FOR

2019/20 – 2020/21 FINANCIAL YEAR

Notice is hereby given that in terms of section 29 (1) of the local government:

Municipal Structures Act, 117 of 1998, that a Special Council Meeting of Enoch

Mgijima Municipal Council will be held on FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2019 AT 10:00 in

the TOWNHALL, 70 CATHCART ROAD, KOMANI.

Furthermore, is given in terms of Section 25 (4) a (ixia) of the

Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000 as amended)

read, in line with requirements of Section 22 (a)(i&ii) of the Municipal Finance

Management Act, 2003 (Act 56 of 2003), that Enoch Mgijima Municipal Council

will be adopting its reviewed IDP 2019/2020 and BUDGET STRATEGY & EX-

PENDITURE FRAMEWORK FOR 2019/2020-2020/21 Financial Year.

For any further enquiries, contact Manager IDP/PMS - Ms Z. Jam Jam at

045 807 2700 and alternatively Manager: Budget – Mr T Abofra at 045 807 2009

from Monday to Friday between 08h00 and 16h30.

Any persons who do not understand the content of this advert are invited to

contact Mr X. Makeleni at the Administration and Human Resources office at 045

- 8072608 or 70 Cathcart Road, Queenstown during office hours.

Umntu ongayi qondiyo lengxelo uyacelwa aqhakamshelane no Mnu X. Makeleni

kwi-ofisi ye-Administration ne Human Resources kule nombolo 045 - 8072608

kwanombolo 70 Cathcart Road, Queenstown ngamaxesha omsebenzi 08:00

ukuya kwicala lentsimbi yesine.

Esi saziso singafumaneka ngolwimi lwesiXhosa kwi-ofisi ka Sosiba we-Dolophu;

kwisakhiwo seHolo yeDolophu, kwi- Cathcart Road kuKomani.

CLLR. B. VAN HEERDEN

SPEAKER

TOWN HALL

CATHCART ROAD

KOMANI


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SPORTSWOMEN OF NOTE: Two members of the Hangklip High School first hockey team recently

took part in their 100th match representing the school. They are Cearyn Claassen, left, and

Hanneri Janse van Rensburg, pictured with Alan Stapleton, SPAR Eastern Cape sponsorships and

events manager

Pictures: SUPPLIED

SCHOOLSSPOR T

GHS

Martial arts: C o n g r at u l at i o n s

to Anje Strydom, who took part

in the BCMJA trials in East

London. She won two gold

medals at this event and is still

ranked first on the Border.

At the Judo SA n at i o n a l

ranking event held at Wits

University on May 11, Anje

entered two categories in group

four. She won silver medals in

the -70kg and +70kg categories.

Her ranking remains at third in

her group.

Golf: The golfers went on a

tour to Port Elizabeth. At the PE

Golf Club they achieved the

following scores over 18 holes:

Erin Barraud 93, Chloe Buss 94,

Rebecca Aylesbury 109, Meagan

Newman 115 and Carla van

Jaarsveld 117.

At the Humewood/links course

their nine hole scores were Chloe

Buss 48, Barraud 50, Va n

Jaarsveld 58, Newman 62.

Three girls have been selected

to represent the Border area at

the national girls golf

championships in Orkney in the

June holidays. Buss and Barraud

will play in the B division, and

Aylesbury in the C division.

Only five girls were selected

from the Border region and we

are very proud that three are

GHS.

This championship attracts girl

golfers from across South Africa

and is played in Orkney every

year in three handicap divisions.

GHS thanks Border Golf and

Wo m a n ’s Golf SA for their

continued support.

Hockey: GHS won the SPAR

Eastern Cape Inland Schools

Hockey Challenge for the first

time since its inception.

The school is delighted, and

congratulates coach Simon Brill

and the first hockey team on this

result. This is a fiercely

contested tournament and the

girls look forward to measure

their skills against other schools

every year. The positive

atmosphere and vibe at this

tournament is infectious, and the

day is thoroughly enjoyed by the

girls, coaches and parents.

Coach Brill was also named as

the best umpire of the day and

Caryn Goodman won a hockey

stick in the lucky draw.

GHS beat De Vos Malan 7-0,

Saint Christopher’s 6-0, Hangklip

3-2 and drew with Aliwal North

0-0. They played Kingsridge in

the final and the score was 0-0.

The game went to a penalty

shoot-out which was again a

draw and then GHS won the

sudden death.

Queen’s Junior

Derby vs Stirling

H o c ke y : U9A won 5-1, U9B

won 4-0, U9C won 7-0, U10A lost

2-3, U10B won 4-1, U10C won 2-1,

U11A lost 0-2, U11B won 5-1, U13A

won 1-0, U13B drew 1-1, U13C

drew 1-1.

Rugby: U9A won 21-0, U9B

won 55-0, U10A won 15-5, U10B

won 34-7, U11A won 29-0, U11B

won 40-14. U12A vs Stirling U13B

won 12-10, U13A won 31-24, U13C

won 51-0, U13D won 32-24.

Hangklip Junior

Derby vs Gill Junior

Netball (player of the match in

brackets): U8A won 3-2 (Maritza

Jordaan), U9A won 13-1

(Willnique Munnik), U9B drew

6-6 (Mia Fouchè), U10A won 5-3

(Luzanne Heath), U10B

(combined team) won 9-1 (whole

team), U11A lost 6-16 (Kayla

Verster), U11B lost 2-20 (Kayleen

Pitt), U13A won 11-8 (Tyla

Gardner), U13B won 11-7

(Angelique Wittstock), U13C won

6-5 (Sanorise Rabie), U13D lost

2-9.

Rugby: U7 won 40-25 (Jarno

Botha), U8 lost 5-10 (Milano

Redcliffe, McDonald Machaya),

U9A lost 10-12 (Daniel

Schoeman, Ryan de Bruin), U11A

won 14-10 (Jaanro du Preez),

U11B lost 17-19 (Josè Botha),

U13A lost 0-44 (JP Richter,

Liyema Thomas), U13B lost 5-30

(JT Prince, Emelio Williams).

Hockey: U8A lost 0-2 (Tatum

van Heerden), U9A won 10-0

(Miecke Stapelberg), U10A won

13-0 (Luzanne Heath), U13A won

2-0 (Charen Bennett), U13B won

2-0 (Chrisi Coetzer), boys hockey

vs Southbourne won 3-2.

Hangklip High

Hockey: The school’s hockey

players did well at the My SPAR

Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey

Challenge in King William’s Town

which consists of five regions

from all parts of the Eastern

Cape.

The winners of each region

qualify for the provincial finals.

Matches are limited to 20

minutes, which makes for an

intense format. Although the

tournament is very competitive,

the aim is to promote a spirit of

camaraderie among members of

opposing teams. It is also an

opportunity for teams to meet

that would not normally play

against each other.

The tournament was started in

Natal in 2011 and the success of

that venture saw it being

extended to the Western Cape,

Eastern Cape and Gauteng, and

the first local edition took place

in 2016.

Scores were Hangklip 0-0

Aliwal North High School,

Hangklip 0-0 Hoërskool De Vos

Malan High School, Hangklip 2-1

St Christopher’s Private School,

Kidd’s Beach, Hangklip 2-3

Queenstown Girls’ High School,

Hangklip 1-0 Stutterheim High

School.

Hearty congratulations to

Cearyn Claassen and Hanneri

Janse van Rensburg who both

played their 100th match for

Hangklip last weekend, an

achievement not easily attained.

The school is very proud of them.

Derby vs Hoërskool

Middelburg

Netball: U14A won 17-15, U16A

lost 7-25, U16B lost 10-22, U16C

lost vs Middelburg 3rd, 2nd lost

7-24, 1st lost 16-21.

Hockey: 3rd lost 0-5 vs

Southbourne Primary 1st.

Rugby: U14A won 22-14 vs

Middelburg U15A, U15B won 45-5

vs QC U15C, U15A won 57-0 vs

QC U16C, U16A won 24-5 vs

Middelburg 2nd, 1st won 22-14

vs Middelburg 1st.

Queen’s College

Derby vs Hudson Park

Hockey: U14A won 4-2, U16B

lost 0-1, U16A lost 0-2, 2nd drew

2-2, 1st lost 1-2.

Rugby: U14B lost 17-33, U14A

won 22-14, U15B won 40-7, U15A

lost 22-25, U16B won 21-10, U16A

lost 28-5, 2nd lost 22-29, 1st lost

20-29.

SWINGING TIME: Some GHS golfers recently went on an organised golf tour to Port Elizabeth.

About to tee off at the PE Golf Club were, from left, Megan Newman, Carla van Jaarsveld, Erin

Barraud and Chloe Buss

REPRESENTATIVES: Three GHS girls, from left, Rebecca Aylesbury, Erin Barraud and Chloe Buss,

have been included in the Border schools team to play in a tournament in Orkney during the

coming school holidays

CHAMPION FIGHTERS: Anje Strydom of GHS who has been doing well in recent judo competitions

and is rated third in her group in the national rankings


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ROAD TO SUCCESS: The

second round of the EP

and Border Regional

Karting Championship

was contested in East

London last Saturday. A

total of 60 karters took

part in the race, a big

turnout that has not

been seen in many

years. With so much

competition, positions

changed continuously

with some awesome

dices throughout the

various classes. The

Queen’s College Junior

boys showed their

talent despite the stiff

competition, with Ryan

Gudmanz coming first

in Clubman’s B and

Scott Heideman third in

Micro Max. Pictured is

Gudmanz in his Tony

Kart Rotax 125cc on his

way to victory

Picture: PETER TAYLOR

Henderson Trail Run – w h at ’s in it for the runners?

TEST RUN: Cathcart runner Christine Nutley in

training mode for the Henderson Trail Run

Queenstown

Girls’ High

land SPAR

hockey title

Queenstown Girls’ High School won the SPAR

Eastern Cape Inland Schools Hockey Challenge for

the first time since its inception.

The school is delighted and congratulates coach

Simon Brill and the first hockey team on this

result.

This is a fiercely contested tournament and the

girls thoroughly enjoy measuring their hockey

skills against other schools every year.

The positive atmosphere and vibe at this

tournament is infectious and the day is thoroughly

enjoyed by the girls, coaches and parents.

Coach Brill was also named as the best umpire

of the day and Caryn Goodman won a hockey stick

at the lucky draw.

GHS beat De Vos Malan 7-0; Saint Christopher’s

6-0; Hangklip 3-2 and drew with Aliwal North 0-0.

They played Kingsridge in the final and the score

was 0-0. The game went to a penalty shoot-out

which was again a draw and then GHS won the

sudden death.

GHS team manager Nicolette Stone said they

were delighted to win the title for the first time.

The girls look forward to this tournament every

y e a r, ” she added.

IN SYNC: LeeAnne Fletcher and Kristen Potter run together ahead of the Twizza Henderson Valley MTB and Trail

Run which will be held in Cathcart

Pictures: SUPPLIED

Cathcart runners are making good

use of the fantastic topography of

the Windvogelberg (Cathcart’s

mountain) to open routes that one

would find hard to equal

anywhere for the Twizza

Henderson Valley MTB and Trail

Run on June 8.

There is a route to suit every

level of fitness and it is difficult to

imagine that one could find so

much unspoilt nature so close to

c i v i l i s at i o n .

The 20km route takes one

through places most people never

imagined existed, even those who

have lived 80 years in the

Cathcart district. The scenery is

mind-blowing, so take your phone

so you can brag later about what

others have missed.

The 10km is an out-and-back

route where you will be oblivious

of the fact that you are so close to

town, but with an interesting

diversion on the way home to

make things even more

interesting and ending with a

unique way of crossing the N6.

The 5km run is in the forests

above the town where, if you

ignore the traffic noise on the N6,

you could well imagine that you

are way out in the country.

You will then finish off the day

with a free lunch at the Cathcart

Country Club provided by the

Henderson farmers’ wives.

TOP TEAM: The GHS hockey team tasted victory at the SPAR Eastern Cape Inland Schools Hockey Challenge. Pictured with SPAR representatives, are,

back from left, Emma du Preez, Rulene Fourie, coach Nicolette Stone, Teagan Roux, Caryn Goodman, coach Simon Brill, Jana Benecke, Kirsten Lyons,

Tyla-Mae Roux and Alison Wall. Front from left, are Amy Styles, Tarien Wentzel, Courtney Stone, Louisa Naidoo, Sibulele Ngculu and Asevela Qongqo.


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Pick n Pay golf

day draws

good field

Last Saturday the Pick n Pay golf day took place

with a really good field of golfers taking part.

The winners of the field prizes were as follows:

closest to the pin on 8 - Caroline Kriel, on the 11th -

Colin Hartley and on the 16th - Derek Helm.

The format for the day was a betterball

Stableford and the winners of the first prize were

Dorian Heuer and Gay Wormald on 45 points, with

Johan van der Mescht and Nico Claassen second

on 45 points, Rix Quwe and Sandile Mafenyana

third on 44 points. In fourth place were Derek

Helm and Gerhard Cloete on 43 points, 5th were

Stefan Cloete and Mark Schonken on 42 points,

6th - Marc Bradley and Cole van Schoor on 42

points, 7th - Peter Uhlig and Tim Brittain on 42

points, 8th - Michael Edkins and Wayne Bennett

on 41, 9th - Jannie Rossouw snr and Jannie

Rossouw jnr on 41 points and 10th - JP Michau and

Jannie Greyvenstein on 41 points.

Many thanks to Jannie Rossouw for so kindly

putting together a wonderful sponsored day, it is

much appreciated!

There was a Joplin Rendall match that took

place as well with Cole van Schoor beating Marc

Bradley 3 and 2.

Among the juniors, Chloe Buss, Erin Barraud

and Rebecca Aylesbury have been chosen to play

in the SA girls’ Nomads championship which will

be taking place in Orkney from June 30 to July2.

Congratulations to them on their selection.

Upcoming events: July 1 - East Cape Fuels

sponsored day. The format is a 4-ball alliance, and

the day will also include numerous auctions. The

entry fee of R250 will include halfway snacks as

well as supper, and a watering hole. The proceeds

of the day will be shared between the Queenstown

Golf Club and Southbourne Primary School.

July 8: Donkerhoek Boerdery Queenstown

closed championships, men’s and ladies’

divisions. A, B and C divisions to be played over

27 holes.

Pa r k r u n n e r s

clock best times

Last Saturday 107 people ran, jogged and

walked the route of the Komani parkrun at the

Queenstown Golf Club in warm Autumn

weather conditions.

In the event there were visitors from East

London, while 21 regulars recorded personal

best times.

Twenty volunteers were available to make

the event possible.

SPOR TSSCENE

WINNING SMILE: Safa deputy president Mpiyakhe Xalabile,

left, hands over the Safa Chris Hani League Cup trophy to

Young Minds captain Anesihle Qhimnqgoshe

Picture: NTSIKELELO QOYO

A spot in national netball for Bulelani High School pupils

TOP TEAM: A group of Bulelani High school netball players took part in

the provincial games in East London recently Picture: ZINTLE BOBELO

Young Minds win

Safa League Cup

NTSIKELELO QOYO

Safa Chris Hani hosted its inaugural

league cup soccer tournament,

sponsored by Chris Hani District

Municipality (CHDM), last weekend.

The single elimination tournament had 24

participants – 16 SAB league and eight local

football association (LFA) league teams.

Other teams competing for glory were:

Ngcobo Royals FC, FC Bongweni, Young

Minds, AFC Komani, Young Lions, Elliot

Hotspurs, MK Academy, Young Brazilians,

Cubs FC, Young Ideas FC, Young Stars FC,

Mountain Shadow, Nyathi FC, Green Lovers,

Lucky Star FC, Holy Kings FC, Tsomo Masters

FC, Amathole FC, Seven Stars FC, Kaizer

United and Amakhuze Royals.

Competition was tough with six of the 23

fixtures going to penalty shoot-outs. The two

favourites – Xhalanga Celtics and Amathole

– who contested the regional playoffs, both

ZINTLE BOBELO

Two Bulelani High School pupils who

participated in the Netball South

Africa all ages cluster trials in East

London have been chosen to represent

the school at the 2019 all ages

tournament in Johannesburg.

Netball coach Zanele Wambu said

the two chosen pupils, goal attacker

Asemahle Moletsane and goal

defender Thulisile Tsokotha, were part

of the school’s neball team that took

part in the sub district games from

where they continued to district level

and then advanced to the provincial

t rials.

“One player in the group was an U14

and the rest were playing in the U17s

in the provincial games.

“Moletsane and Tsokotha were hand

picked due to their strong

per formance.

The games were tight and there

was a total of 61 players of whom only

20 were expected to advance to the

next level. This is a huge achievement

for the school and something we will

never forget.”

Wambu said Cradock and Bulelani

lost in the first round to FC Bongweni and

Young Minds respectively. Valgas was also

knocked out in the semis by Amakhuze by

1-0. With the big names out, an unlikely final

was set up between Amakhuze from Tsomo

and Young Minds from Ilinge.

Amakhuze took control of the game by

scoring two quick goals in the second half

after a goalless first half.

But then, in a period of madness, they let

in three goals in five minutes, with Kwanele

Thulani scoring a brace – and the game was

out of their reach.

A confident Young Minds went on to seal

the deal, scoring the fourth in the 90th

minute. The game ended with an astonishing

4-2 scoreline to Young Minds. They walked

away with the cup, gold medals and R10,000.

Young Minds coach Lwando Kote said he

was very happy with the determination his

team showed throughout the tournament and

the resilience they had in coming back from

two goals down in the final.

High were the only schools in the

Chris Hani West region to have pupils

representing the district at the

national games.

“I have been a netball coach for 13

years at the school and have never

had players proceed to the national

games.

“As one of the disadvantaged

schools, our netball courts are not up

to standard and that is a challenge.

“We would appreciate any kind of

assistance in this regard. The school

has been supportive and will be

contributing towards the trip for the

two pupils.”

Wambu said the pupils had gone to

a training camp in East London and

will go to Port Elizabeth for more

training sessions.

These training camps are to build

team spirit and prepare them for the

big game.”

Deputy principal Phumla Rongo said

this proved that despite coming from

historically disadvantaged

backgrounds pupils could still produce

great results.

“We have passionate pupils who are

determined to succeed,” she said.

SUPER ATHLETES: The Men’s 24km Queenstown Harriers Runners Club Mountain Challenge’s top

three, from left, were Muhle Fanteni from Balekani Athletics Club in second place, Olwethu Gawula

from the Old Mutual Athletics Club in first position and Bulelani Mapetshana from Phakama

Athletics Club in third place

Picture: ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Komani league teams a ‘sorry tale’

From page 20

eclipsed at the final hurdle for promotion.

Winter Rose have started well in the

lower league, but lost their first outing this

weekend, which suggests that their

ambitions for a return to the elite league

must be long term, not this season.

It is a worrying time for former Super

League team Old Collegians who find

themselves with zero points after three

matches. More worrying is the fact that

they have been on the receiving end of

heavy defeats, especially at home.

Komani teams in the league are a sorry

tale, with all three of them winless so far

this season. Breakers have played two and

lost both. Shining Stars have played three

and lost. Old Collegians’ woes continued

last weekend when they arrived late for

their match against Evergreens. This came

after two heavy defeats.

Results, Super League: Fort Hare Blues

23-38 Police, Breakers 10-15 Ncerha

Leopards, Buffaloes 7-93 Swallows, Black

Eagles 25-12 Ntlaza Lions, Ocean

Sweepers 0-42 WSU All Blacks, Old

Selbornians 16-8 Berlin Tigers.

Premier League: Wallabies 22-22 Young

Komani runners lead the way

From page 20

Marathon 21km race.

“My most recent race was the

Chris Hani Freedom Marathon,

But I did not do well because I

had an injury,” Matiso said.

Queenstown Harriers Runners

Club Meghan du Plessis was the

first woman to reach the finish

line in 1:28 in the 16km.

She was followed by Lincwa

Mntiya who arrived in 1:37, with

Julie de Bruyn third in 1:39.

“I was not participating to win,

Leopards, Cambridge 16-18 Bussy Boys,

Shining Stars 10-16 Ngculu Zebras, WSU

Eagles 37-18 Winter Rose. United Brothers

vs Africans (no referee). Evergreens vs Old

Collegians (OC arrived late).

Fixtures, Super League: Ntlaza Lions vs

Fort Hare Blues, Ncerha Leopards vs

Buffaloes, Berlin Tigers vs Breakers, Black

Eagles vs Old Selbornians, WSU All Blacks

vs Swallows, Police vs Ocean Sweepers.

Premier League: Africans vs Wallabies,

Old Collegians vs Shining Stars, Bussy

Boys vs Evergreens, Young Leopards vs

United Brothers, Winter Rose vs

Cambridge, Ngculu Zebras vs WSU Eagles

I just wanted to do well for

myself, but at the turnaround

point I decided to go for a win.

“This is my first run. I have

recently moved to Komani from

Port Elizabeth. My next races in

June will be the Stutt Stumble in

Stutterheim, the Henderson

Marathon in Cathcart and the

Knysna Forest Marathon,” Du

Plessis said.

Queenstown Harriers Runners

Club chairwoman Joey Wassung

said, “This could be the 19th

race. It was previously called the

Contract Refrigeration race and

was later changed to the

Madeira Mountain Race.

“Athletes came from East

London, King William’s Town and

other local areas. This year we

had more entries in the 24km

race than in the 16km.”

The event sponsors were Spur,

Louis Sports, Dell Transport and

Twizza, Spec-Savers, Midas

and Queens Scrap Metal and

Pro Towing, Action Tow-In and

Getec.

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Hard luck for Queen’s

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Queen’s College failed to keep

their momentum when they lost

2-1 against Hudson Park in the

hockey match at the Chris Harker

Astro on Saturday.

In the first quarter Queen’s

dominated with counter attacks

which led to a through goal slotted

by wing striker Kamvelihle

M a q a n g wa n a .

Although Queen’s performed

better than Hudson in the second

quarter, the opponents managed

to score their first goal which

ended the half with a 1-1 draw.

Hudson led the game in the

third quarter, but there was no

luck for either team as no goals

were conceded.

Matters seemed evenly

balanced in the fourth quarter

however, but Hudson Park took the

upper hand with a winning goal

about a minute before stoppage

time.

Queen’s College hockey coach

Siyabulela Lusiba said, “We did

not take our chances and our lack

of concentration led to the two

goal conversions.”

Hudson Park coach Damian

Timms’ comment was, “We won

because we kept our composure,

absorbed the pressure and

reapplied ourselves. This is our

second win against Queen’s this

year although we have not won

against them since 2017.”

GIVE AND GO: Queen’s College

hockey team lost 2-1 when they

hosted Hudson Park at the Chris

Harker Astro at the Rec on

Saturday Picture: NTSIKELELO QOYO

GO GETTERS: The top three women in the 24km Queenstown Harriers

Runners Club Mountain Challenge were, from left, Amanda Mceka from

Omec in second place, winner Bridget Smith from Nedbank Athletics Club

and Esmarie Kernekamp in third position Picture: ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

MAXWELL LEVINE

Taking a look at Border club rugby after three

rounds in the leagues, it’s refreshing to see

newcomers to the elite league of Border Rugby (the

Super League), Ncerha Leopards, stamping their

authority and being one of only four teams with an

unbeaten record thus far.

Early indicators clearly show Police and Swallows

as the early pace-setters for a Gold Cup spot. It is

early days yet, but the former powerhouses of

Border Rugby – Fort Hare Blues – find themselves

languishing at the bottom with no wins from three

outings, and even more surprising is that two of

those defeats came at the Davidson Stadium.

It is also clear, judging from results, that Berlin

Border club rugby alive and kicking

Tigers are no walk-over and are here to compete.

Should we read too much into Old Boys’

performances, which suggest that they can

compete, but against the so-called championship

contenders, they seem to battle. Police have already

got one over them, as have WSU All Blacks.

Their biggest test will arguably come against the

rampant Swallows. Have Old Boys just become a

run-of-the-mill team content with playing for a

top-four position and already out of the title race?

Komani runners lead the way at Madeira marathon

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Olwethu Gawula from Old Mutual

Athletics Club (AC) was crowned the king

of the mountain when he reached the

finish line in 1 hour, 43 minutes while

Bridget Smith from Nedbank AC won the

women’s race in 2:31 for the 24km

Madeira Mountain Challenge on Saturday.

Both athletes are from Komani.

About 150 athletes took part in the

marathon, which started at 7am.

Gawula was followed by Muhle Fanteni

from Balekani AC in Tsomo, who finished

in 1:46, followed by local Bulelani

Mapetshana from Phakama AC, who

arrived 10 seconds later.

In the women’s race Amanda Mceka

from Omec AC in East London finished

after Smith in 2:34 and was followed by

Esmarie Kernekamp from Nedbank AC in

2:39.

Gawula said, “This is my second

attempt and I have always wanted to win

the mountain challenge. My most recent

marathon was the Old Mutual Marathon

in East London. I am now gearing up for

the Mdantsane Marathon next week.

“I would also like to participate in the

Two Oceans next year, but funding is a

challenge.”

Smith said, “I won the mountain

challenge in 2017, but last year I could

Breakers continue to struggle, with Ocean

Sweepers merely holding on.

The departure of some key technical and

managerial personnel at Ntlaza Lions had a serious

impact on the team’s performances. It’s a

well-known fact that there was a rift in management

in the Ntlaza camp. To further add credence to that

notion, Buffs went to Ntlaza and beat Lions at their

own ground, which has been unheard of in years.

Just over the bridge at WSU Eagles, it seems

not participate because I had an injury.

“I literary cried because I was not able

to take part. This year I missed the bronze

by 1:09 in the Two Oceans in Cape town.

“At the moment I do not have any plans

to run any marathon.”

In the men’s 16km Sakhumzi Matiso

from Pakama AC emerged supreme after

completing the race in 1:02. Yandisa Mthi

from Omec AC took second place in 1:09

and Lwazi Tombana was third in 1:19.

“This is my second race. I won because

I have been preparing for the Mdantsane

Marathon. Last year I won the Bonkolo

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everything is going according to plan with the

Asanda Simoyi-and-Philile Bohlimali combination

doing the trick.

Eagles are unbeaten in the Premier League and

hot favourites for promotion to the Super League.

Will the Young Leopards continue this season

with the notion of “so near and yet so far”? Clearly

they are title contenders, but continue to be

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